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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 126
Tuesday, January 27, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
of Iran deal
From Associated Press reports
Reagan, silent for weeks on the Iran
arms-sale scandal, answered "all
questions" Monday from an inves
tigative committee about authoriz
ing secret weapon shipments to
Tehran, the White House said.
Reagan met with the three
member committee he named Nov.
26 to probe the actions of the
National Security Council staff
following disclosure that profits
from secret arms sales to Iran were
diverted to Contra rebels in
It was the first time Reagan had
discussed the Iran initiative with any
"In the course of the meeting the
president answered all of the panel's
questions," a White House statement
said. "The wide-ranging review
included the development of policy
in relation to Iran, the factual history
of the president's role in the Iran
initative and the U.S. foreign policy
process in general."
The statement said the group,
known as the Special Review Board,
will meet again with Reagan at his
It was not known whether the
president cleared up confusion
resulting from contradictory state
ments by current and former White
House aides about when he first
authorized arms shipments to Iran.
Robert McFarlane, Reagan's
former national security adviser, has
told Congress that the president had
given prior approval for the first'
Israeli shipment of U .S. arms to Iran
in August 1985.
However, White House chief of
staff Donald Regan has said Reagan
did not approve the shipment in
Reagan has denied that the arms
sent to Iran were part of a swap for
Americans held hostage in Lebanon.
Instead, he has argued that the
shipments were intended to help re
open contacts with a strategically
important nation and that release of
the hostages was only a secondary
BP hopefuls plan
first action on job
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
The six candidates running for
student body president were
asked to respond to the following
elected, what would you do
on your first day in office?
The answers focused mainly on
choosing a staff and constructing
the apparatus necessary to work
on specific issues. There were
some important differences,
Brian Bailey's first day would
be spent recruiting "executive
representatives" from every resi
dence hall and housing area on
and off campus, he said. The
representatives would meet with
the president bi-weekly and offer
input and ideas from students in
their areas, he said.
"Now you have to go to student
government, but I want student
government to go to the stu
dents," Bailey said. The executive
representative's first job would be
to recruit executive assistants, he
David Brady said he would
begin talking immediately with
important UNC administrators,
alumni and athletic department
officials, including Dean Smith,
to get the allocation of student
seating in the Smith Center
"It's important to get at it right
away, because it will be right at
the end of basketball season and
still on students' minds," he said,
calling it a high priority because
it would take the student body
president a full year to get the
Keith Cooper said he "would
Freshman Ivan Kowski
start organizing (a) staff and
structuring the executive branch
with the flexibility to render . . .
beneficial decisions to the student
Cooper said he would be
chiefly interested in finding ways
to minimize student government
bureaucracy by merging some
executive committees. He would
also try to find ways to make
student government available to
all students on his first day in
office if he is elected.
Mark Gunter said he would
spend his first day putting
together the executive branch so
it could begin to address problems
immediately, he said. "If you had
the organization together it would
show people, like the administra
tion, that things are getting done,"
Gunter said he favored a sys
tem recently proposed by the
Student Congress which would
create ten standing committees,
each focusing on one issue. They
would operate continuously, with
the president as chairman, to
make the first day easier for all
Gordon Hill said he would
concentrate on the organizing
process during his first day.
"Putting the key people in the key
places" would be a priority, he
The first day would be spent
talking over the organization
process with his staff. "I don't
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By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
Candidates for campus offices had
their first chances Monday to discuss
their ideas with students at a forum
in Mclver Residence Hall.
One of the issues the candidates
addressed was the balance needed in
student government between campus
issues and national and international
Brian Bailey said he thinks cam
pus issues are most important for
student government. "I really ques
tion how an issue like divestment
makes student life any better," he
said. "That's not going to help
students. Issues like parking have a
general effect on all students."
David Brady agreed. "The key
things about student government is
that it's for students," he said. "We
can't turn our backs on anti
apartheid demonstrations, but we
need to look in the realm of what
needs to be done."
But Keith Cooper said concentrat
ing on campus issues can be a
No fight for
By DEBBIE RZASA
Candidates for both The Daily
Far Heel editor and Residence Hall
Association president are uncon
tested in this year's elections for the
first time since ,198 1.
Jill Gerber and Kelly Clark will
assume their respective roles as DTH
editor and RHA president without
confronting any opposition, unless
faced with an organized write-in
campaign during the Feb. 3 election.
Frederic W. Schroeder Jr., dean
of students, said student apathy
might only be a part of the reason.
Prospective candidates may have
"deferred their interest" in the races
to avoid campaigning against some
one who was sufficiently qualified.
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mistake. To turn attention only to
campus issues would antagonize
groups such as the Campus Y. he
"I think there needs to be a
balance," he said. "There are so
many campus issues for student
government to deal with."
Mark Gunter said his first respon
sibility as student body president will
be to the students' concerns, but he
said he could use his office to voice
"I don't think l want to go back
to campus issues as much as some
of my opponents do," he said. "But
I still feel a major responsibility to
The definition of what a campus
issue is can be broadened, said Jaye
Sitton. Student Government can
serve an educational purpose for all
issues, she said.
"I have demonstrated in front of
Students may feel that they have
no voice in the selection of these
officers when candidates run unop
posed, Schroeder said. But no
judgments should be made concern
ing Gerber's and Clark's abilities
only because they are running
unopposed, he said.
Steve Lisk, elections board chair
man, said some of the blame belongs
with the elections board. The board,
he said, could have done a better job
publicizing the elections if they had
started immediately after students
returned from Christmas break.
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By SHARON KEBSCHULL
As UNC students slipped and slid
to class, much of North Carolina
remained snowed under at home
The Triangle area received one to
two inches of snow and sleet, said
Larry Gabric, a meteorologist with
the National Weather Service in
Raleigh. An inch of snow was
measured at Raleigh-Durham Air
port. Fayetteville received some
snow Monday morning, but mostly
sleet and freezing rain, Gabric said.
Two inches fell in Greensboro,
bringing the total there to seven
inches left over from last week's
storm, he said.
The storm has moved off the New
Jersey coast, leaving just a few
storms around Elizabeth City, he
One weather-related injury was
reported at UNC. Sophomore Jim
Irvin of Southport was injured
Monday shortly after midnight while
sled-riding in the lower parking lot
behind Ehringhaus Residence Hall.
Irvin was sliding down a hill in
a milk crate when an unidentified
student undercut him, causing the
fall. Irvin fell on his face and received
a minor head injury, Sgt. Ned Comar
of University police said Monday.
Irvin was knocked unconscious
for a short time, but was conscious
when the Orange County rescue
squad arrived to take him to the
emergency room at N.C. Memorial
Hospital, Comar said.
Irvin, who lives in Hinton James
Residence Hall, was released from
the hospital about 4 a.m. Monday.
No other sledding accidents on
campus were reported, Comar said.
Also, no on-campus traffic accidents
were caused by the snowy roads, he
UNC's dining service noticed that
travs are missing since the snow
out at first fformiinni
South Building to get the University
to divest, and I have also demon
strated ... to get the administration
to stop the $100 mandatory meal
plan," Sitton said. "Both types of
issues need to be dealt with."
Gordon Hill said national and
campus issues are often the same.
"Apartheid is a campus issue because
we do have our money invested in
it." he said. "That affects students.
"Campus and national issues often
are exactly the same," Hill said, and
they can't be viewed as entirely
separate from each other.
The candidates also talked about
their campaign themes and the issues
they would like to concentrate on
as leaders of student government.
Cooper said he wants to lead a
"coalition for progress" and use
student media to solicit participation
in student government from all
segments of the student body. "We
need a very, very progressive lead
ership at UNC," Cooper said.
Hill said that if elected, he would
like his term as student body pres
The board attempted to inform
the student body of all officers' duties
before this election, Lisk said.
Officers now holding an elected
office were asked to submit a brief
description of their job to the DTH
for publication, he said.
The descriptions never appeared
in the paper, and Lisk was not sure
if they were submitted.
Jim Zook. DTH editor, said the
paper never received the descriptions
for the higher offices.
l isk also blamed the disinterest on
the early first Tuesday in Feb
ruary election-day date stipulated
by election laws. He said more
students would be interested in
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began, Renee Obourn, service man
ager for Marriott, said Monday.
"We haven't been able to catch
anyone," she said. "We've noticed a
decrease in our inventory and seen
trays outside the cafeteria."
In Chapel Hill, the weather shut
down much of the public works
department. The sanitation depart
ment had no collections Monday
and the landfill was closed, said
Bruce Heflin, public works director:
The department spent most of its
resources cleaning up the snow, he
said. Almost all the main roads were
cleared by Monday night, and some
secondary roads might be cleared
Tuesday, he said.
Heflin said they should be able to
catch up on collections this week,
but they would have to work a little
longer. He said they did not have
quite so much to pick up since many
businesses were also closed Monday.
Most of the bus routes ran Mon
day, but were detoured. The L and
P routes did not run at all, said Lois
Magnell, superintendent of opera
tions for Chapel Hill Transit. There
were two minor accidents in which
buses slid off the roads, but no
damage was done and no one was
hurt, she said. They were hoping to
be back to full service Tuesday, but
would not be able to tell until the
morning, she said.
In the Triangle, there were
between 50 and 75 accidents, said
Dave Knight, spokesman for the
N.C. Highway Patrol. The traveler's
advisory, put out by the National
Weather Service, had been lifted by
Monday night, except for the
extreme eastern part of the state, he
said. But the Highway Patrol con
tinues to caution drivers because the
roads were expected to freeze over
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ident to be considered "a year-long
efficiency and feasibility study." To
help students keep control of their
government, he said he would
appoint a "co-president" to take care
of administrative matters.
Familiarity with student govern
ment and how it works are important
for someone who wants to lead it,
Sitton said. "I know student govern
ment," she said. "I have contacts with
campus student groups. I know the
By organizing her administration,
Sitton said she could work efficiently
for issues such as cuts in federal aid
Gunter said student needs, coop
eration and organization are his
campaign theme. He would work to
improve the General College advis
ing system, to pressure the Carolina
Athletic Association about ticket
distribution policies and to set up a
committee to serve as a liaison
between the town of Chapel Hill and
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hopefuls, see DTH
The Daily Tar Heel will be
interviewing candidates lor Stu
dent Congress seats today and
tomorrow in the Student Union.
Candidates should come by
room 220 in the Union from 5
p.m. until 7 p.m. today, and room
2I8 is reserved from 5 p.m. until
7 p.m. Wed nesday for interviews
- Candidates should think over
their platforms in advance, and
they should be dressed, as they
would like to appear in the paper
on Monday, Feb. 2,
H interviewing either day Is
impossible, candidates should
contact Grant Parsons at the
DTH in person.