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Copyright 1986 The Da7y Tar Heef
Volume 94, Issue 57
From Associated Prsss reports
BEIRUT, Lebanon An Amer
ican who runs a private school in
Beirut was kidnapped by two armed
men while on his way to play golf
Tuesday, and a caller claimed repon
sibility in the name of the Shiite
Moslem group Islamic Jihad.
It was the first kidnapping of an
American in Lebanon in IS months.
The U.S. Embassy identified the
victim as Frank Herbert Reed, 53,
of Maiden, Mass., director of the
Lebanese International School in
Moslem West Beirut.
A large number of politically
motivated kidnappings in West
Beirut in 1985 prompted most
Americans and other Westerners to
leave the city.
A school associate said Reed had
lived in Lebanon about eight years
and had converted to Islam before
marrying Sahmiya Dalati, a Syrian.
The associate, who insisted on
anonymity, said the couple has a 5-year-old
Islamic Jihad, which espouses the
fundamentalist teachings of Iran's
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has
said it holds at least three other
U.S. Embassy spokesman Chris
topher P. English said the embassy
did not have many details about the
kidnapping now. At the State
Department in Washington, spokes
man Bernard Kalb said, "We call on
those who may be holding Mr. Reed
as well as the other foreign hostages
- in Lebanon to release their captives
immediately. We remind them
further that we hold them respon
sible for the well-being of their
Police quoted family friends as
saying Reed was kidnapped at 11:15
a.m. near the ruins of a supermarket
- in West Beirut's Bir Hassan district.
He was driving from his home to
play golf at the city's outskirts.
Gunmen in a dark blue Volvo
intercepted Reed's car a few hundred
yards from the headquarters of
Syrian intelligence officers supervis
ing a security plan for West Beirut,
In a call to a Western news agency,
an anonymous person claiming to
speak for Islamic Jihad, which
means Islamic Holy War, said that
Reed was a CIA spy and that
- "documents convicting him" were
- found on him.
An editor at the news agency said
the caller spoke in Lebanese
accented Arabic and hung up after
reading a statement. The Christian
controlled Voice of Lebanon radio
said the man promised to distribute
Reed's photograph soon.
Islamic Jihad has cautioned
repeatedly that any statement pur
porting to come from it without a
hostage photograph would be false.
Islamic Jihad said last fall it had
killed another American hostage,
U.S. Embassy political officer Wil
liam Buckley, 58, but no body was
ever found. Buckley was kidnapped
March 16, 1984.
The group also claims it holds
three French hostages.
Sample class rings taken
from bookstore stockroom
By MARIA HAREN
Approximately 40 class rings
worth about $7,600 were stolen
from an unlocked Student Stores
stockroom Saturday afternoon,
according to a University Police
report issued Monday.
Marshall Shouse, sales floor
supervisor, said the locked dis
play case of men's and women's
rings had been moved from a
display counter around 10 a.m.
and put in the storeroom for safe
The storeroom remained
unlocked, he said, so employees
could restock during the day
while football fans flooded the
The room had been unlocked
for five hours before the theft was
Democracy is the art of thinking independently together.
Michele Ritchie, a freshman English major
from New Bern, practices Egyptian -style with
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
Pride in commitments, loyalty, honesty and integrity
are the basis for the future of the Democratic Party,
Orange County District Attorney Carl Fox said in a
speech sponsored by the UNC Young Democrats in the
Union Tuesday night.
Fox began by stressing the importance of voting to
the audience of about 70 students. "It really bugs me
when people say it really doesn't make a difference. The
people who make the most noise tend to take the least
action," he said.
Fox, a 1978 graduate of the UNC School of Law,
was elected in May as district attorney after being
appointed in December 1984.
He began by giving an illustration of grocery store
chains all trying to match each other. There is, he said,
"a significant movement in the Democratic Party . . .
that the way to run a campaign is to match everything
the others do."
Fox gave several reasons for Democrats to be proud
of their party. First, he spoke of principles.
"People give a lot of lip service to principles," he said.
"I stand for this, I stand for that . . . (but) I'm talking
about the kind of principles that you may have to stand
up for alone."
Other reasons include the honesty and integrity
Democrats have, he said. "You have to be able to live
with the person whose reflection you see in the mirror.
Nothing else makes a difference if you're ashamed of
discovered by an employee
around 3 p.m., Shouse said. The
exact time of the theft was
Rutledge Tufts, general man
ager of Student Stores, said the
cylinder lock on the case had been
extracted without harming the
He said he had no idea who
could have stolen the sample
rings. "It could have been anyb
ody," he said, "... especially on
a football weekend."
The class rings were being used
only for advertising and are
insured, Tufts said, but are not
really of any value except if sold.
. "You can't have them melted
down," he said, adding that no
real gems or precious metals were
used in the rings.
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By JENNIFER ESSEN
Staff Writer -
The Phoenix will distribute the
first issue of its weekly publication
tomorrow, despite budget cuts made
According to Jody Beasley,
finance committee chairman of the
Student Congress, the congress
allocated $15,374 of the $39,630.75
in student fees requested by the
Phoenix. The publication received
$20,526 last year, he said.
Some of the Student Congress
members accredited the budget cut
to the Phoenix's poor circulation,
said James Farrer, editor of the
publication. "That was a judgment
they were making themselves."
But, Farrer said, members of
congress are restricting themselves.
"Cutting the budget is limiting what
students can do and what experience
students can gain."
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Courage was another reason Fox gave. "This nation
is ready for a new breed of leadership, one that can
stand in the face of adversity and heat . . . Nobody
respects a person who cowers or knuckles under."
In addition, Fox said courage was needed in running
for office. "If ever you're interested in running for office,
you better remember one thing that when you decide
that office is so important that it's worth everything
to have it, itH cost you everything to get it," he said.
"You can't be afraid of losing."
Fox also said he saw a need for new solutions to
problems, "not just putting Band-Aids on or matching
Fox said there was a need for compassion. "There
is enough coldness in the world," he said. "It amazes
me that we, the most intelligent kind of life, are always
trying to climb over, each other to get somewhere else
. . . If dying tomorrow would mean that people would
put aside their differences and really love each other,
then I would die tomorrow." .
Fox ended his speech by encouraging the audience
to think seriously about what they are proud of and
what they are willing to make a commitment to work
for to make the future better.
He added that he was proud of the lack of fighting,
which characterized the Senate races two years ago, in
the Democratic congressional candidates' campaigns this
Phoenix members could lobby
Student Congress, but it's difficult
to play lobbyist and run a newspaper
at the same time, he said.
"We would like to try and get more
money," he said.
The decrease in the publication's
budget will not decrease the number
of issues distributed, Farrer said.
"We're going to have a weekly paper
and run it as well as we can and
' as best as we can."
The number of pages, however,
will be limited to about 12 per issue,
Farrer said. That's a problem
because the Phoenix is trying to run
magazine-type articles which involve
in-depth researching and greater
length, he said.
The goal of the Phoenix is to print
features and articles that interest the
students rather than "breaking" news
stories, Farrer said.
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oo CGLA feeds
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Students for America will be
trying to get more than 2,000
students' signatures calling for a
referendum to decide the fate of the
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Associ
ation's funding in February's campus
elections ballot, SFA officers said. .
Keith Poston, SFA chairman, said
CGLA funding had been debated
year after year in the Student
Congress without addressing the real
issue. "It's not a question of whether
homosexuality is wrong, or if I'm a
homophobe or not, or if it's legal
or illegal," Poston said. "The issue
is whether being a homosexual
warrants student fees."
Anna Critz, SFA' vice chairman,
said that the CGLA funding issue
had been clouded by name calling.
"I could care less what they do in
their bedroom," Critz said. "We all
have sexual preferences, but should
we pay for someone elses?"
CGLA always tries to frame
opposition to its funding in terms
of whether people who oppose them
are fascists or not, so everyone gets
intimidated, she said.
Greg Johnson, CGLA co
chairman, said the petition drive was
one of several SFA attacks on the
CGLA in recent years. "If they do
get it on the ballot, I'm sure we can
get enough people to support us,"
"The real issue is homophobia,"
Johnson said. The funding process
"has always been difficult because
certain members of the Student
Congress are kind of out to get us.
. . . They're just determined to get
rid of this group."
If passed, the referendum may not
Orange County DA Carl Fox
bi-weekly of 24 pages, it would be
better suited for lengthier stories, but
it would be difficult to get advertising
and would put a strain on the
Phoenix's one computer.
"Essentially, we're in a Catch-22
situation," Farrer said, because if the
Phoenix wants to increase advertis
ing revenue it must increase
Farrer said his staff needs three
or four more computers. He added
that he hoped they would be paid
for by capital expenditures which
usually cover funding for hardware
With only one computer in the
Phoenix office, staff members have
to use terminals in the Undergrad
uate Library, Farrer said. -
Farrer said anyone was welcome
to join the staff. Many people come
to the Phoenix with a lot of energy
and a willingness to work, and
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force Student Congress to act,
according to Bryan Hassel, student
body president. Under Student
Congress' by-laws, all recognized
student organizations have the right
to a fair hearing of their budget
proposal. That right cannot be pre
empted by other legislation, he said.
"I'm not opposed to a referen
dum," Hassel said, "but it would not
be binding on the congress, it would
be like a poll on student opinion."
Poston said he had seen no
evidence showing the referendum as
non-binding, but if some "loophole"
was found, he hoped the congress
would follow the will of the majority.
"It would be a judgment call to
override our referendum," he said.
"I would hope that the Student
Congress would see our popular
initiative as binding."
CGLA's funding should be
decided because it has not been
adequately addressed by Student
Congress, Critz said. "It often comes
down to how many liberals and
conservatives there are," she said.
"The congress members cast a vote
as a mandate, but the majority feels
the opposite way so it's not repre
sentative of their constituency."
Hassel said congress members
have a larger responsibility. "One
function of democracy is to represent
the majority, but another function
is to represent the minority." he said,
"These two sometimes come into
conflict, and that requires a decision
on the part of the representative. A
referendum could not settle the issue
forever. If that were the case, there
would be no need for a student
congress," he said.
DTH Charlotte Cannon
speaks to students Tuesday
they're able to learn about writing
for a publication without having a
background in journalism, he said.
Bell tolls for Bowles
From staff reports
In honor of UNC alumnus Har
grove "Skipper" Bowles, the Univer
sity's historic bell in South Building
will be rung at 1 1 a.m. today. Bowles
died Sunday at the age of 66.
Bowles was the former chairman
of the UNC Board of Trustees and
chairman of the fund-raising com
mittee for the Dean E. Smith Student
Activities Center. He died of Lou
Gehrig's disease, a degenerative
The bell was last rung in 1982 to
honor Katherine Kennedy Carmi
chael and was first rung March 20,
1875 to announce the University's
reopening after the Civil War.