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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issue 135
Monday, February 9, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Tar Heels slip
by Cavs in OT
By SCOTT FOWLER
After 133 shots from the field, 42 free throws and
44:57 of playing time Sunday, UNC's 74-73 overtime
win over Virginia came down to the last three seconds
and the 134th and final shot.
Virginia's Richard Morgan, played tightly by UNC's
Kenny Smith, squirted free 12 feet away from the basket
and took, the inbounds pass from Andrew Kennedy.
I came back to the ball, cut hard, shot and missed,"
said Morgan, who launched his shot barely over the
fingertips of 6-10 Scott Williams.
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After the miss, Morgan collapsed onto the court in
desolation. The UNC players sidestepped on the way
to the locker room, shouting in exultation over perhaps
the most exciting finish the Smith Center has seen.
Morgans miss enabled North Carolina to eke out
a win over the Cavaliers Sunday in a pulsating game
that alternated between the sloppy and the spectacular.
Some of the sloppiness: The Tar Heels had two chances
to win the game at the buzzer, but Kenny Smith and
J.R. Reid both missed difficult shots. Curtis Hunter
could have put the game away with eight seconds left
in overtime, but missed the front end of a one-and-one.
UNC shot 40.6 percent for the game, its lowest
percentage of the season.
The spectacular: the two freshmen, Reid and Williams,
combined for all five UNC points in overtime
Williams with two clutch free throws and Reid with
a strongarm three-point play. Joe Wolf sank eight of
1 1 from the field for 16 points before fouling out. Reid
ripped down 14 rebounds and led both teams with 21
The game was a far cry from the Tar Heels' 95-80
win over Virginia in Charlottesville Jan. 14. In that
matchup, the Tar Heels had completely dominated the
Cavaliers. This time, Virginia stayed even with UNC
all the way behind the shooting of Andrew and Mel
Kennedy, who had 19 and 18 points, respectively.
"1 don't think we played one of our better games,"
said coach Dean Smith, whose team moved to 20-2 and
9-0 in the ACC. The win gave Smith his 17th consecutive
20-win season and 599th career victory. "The crowd
wasn't really excited, and we didn't play with a lot of
The Tar Heels were in serious danger of losing the
game in regulation when Andrew Kennedy hit a baseline
jumper to give the Cavaliers a 65-62 lead with 4:26
remaining. Smith missed on UNC's next trip down, but
Curtis Hunter got the rebound and fired it out to Jeff
Lebo, who buried a three-pointer to tie the game.
Lebo scored on a miraculous tip-in around three
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From Associated Press reports
BEIRUT, Lebanon An Amer
ican hostage said in a videotape
dropped off at a Western news
agency by his kidnappers Sunday
that he and three other men, includ
ing two Americans, would be killed
if Israel fails to release 400 Arab
prisoners within 24 hours.
A six-minute videotape showing
Boston native Alan Steen, 47, was
delivered to a Western news agency
in the name of Islamic Jihad for the
Liberation of Palestine, which kid
napped Steen and three others from
the campus of Beirut University
College on Jan. 24.
The group's other hostages are
Robert Polhill, 53, of New York
City; Jesse Turner, 39, of Boise,
Idaho; and Mithileshwar Singh, 60,
a native of India and resident alien
in the United States.
Israel indicated Sunday it was
willing to discuss the swap of an
Israeli airman missing in Lebanon
for the release of the 400 Arab
prisoners, a proposal advanced
Saturday by Nabih Berri, head of
the main Shiite Amal militia and
Lebanon's justice minister.
However, Israeli officials said in
Jerusalem they would not respond
to an ultimatum and would not
conduct such talks in public.
Under Berri's proposal, all foreign
hostages also would be released in
Lebanon by the various extremist
groups holding them.
Berri, meanwhile, backed away
Sunday from an earlier weekend
statement that Anglican Church
hostage negotiator Terry Waite
would be freed by Monday, now
saying the release would take more
time. Waite has been missing since
A weary-looking Steen, reading
from a statement in a monotone, said
on Sunday's videotape: "If our lives
are important to America, it must
order Israel to release the 400
Palestinians as soon as possible
that is, Monday as a maximum.
"We also tell America that if it
commits any stupidity, we will be
prone to be killed. Besides, Amer
icans in the whole world will be the
victims of our administration's
"They (the captors) do not fear
death because they perceive it as the
start of their life. In other words,
America can't scare them through its
military actions," the statement said.
Steen wore eyeglasses and a small
beard grown in captivity. A text of
the statement in his own handwriting
was delivered along with the tape.
Earlier Sunday, another group
holding foreign hostages claimed
that Waite had carried a transmitter
to pinpoint suspected terrorist
hideouts for a U.S. military attack
UNC's Steve Bucknall heads for the hoop in Sunday's overtime win over Virginia
Police warn of rash of thefts in University gyms
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By DEBBIE RZASA
Personal items valued at close to
$2,000 have been stolen from stu
dents in Woollen, Fetzer and Car
michael gyms since Jan. 24, accord
ing to University police.
"Petty theft is on the increase,"
said Sgt. Ned Comar of the Univer
sity Police. "1 believe it's developing
into a rash."
Statistics show that larceny has
increased dramatically over the past
year. From 1985 through 1986,
students reported 266 thefts, but that
increased to 340 cases last year.
The thefts occurred either in the
locker rooms or in the halls outside
the racquetball courts, Comar said.
In many cases, the thieves forced
Also, "People are playing racquet
ball and squash and leaving their
back-packs in the hallway, making
them an easy target for theft," Comar
Comar speculated that two or
three people, working independ
ently, have engineered the thefts.
"We have no reason to think the
thefts are being committed by
students," he said. "We think some
one is coming in from the outside."
In one case reported Feb. 5 from
Fetzer Gym, someone stole over
$135 worth of items from a student's
backpack outside the racquetball
courts, Comar said. Later, the police
recovered everything but the stu
Other items stolen include porta
ble radios, coats, credit cards,
backpacks and cash, according to
"The logical question is, how do
we stop this?" Comar said, offering
two possible solutions. First, the
police ask students to observe, to
watch out for people who do not
"But don't approach any suspi
cious people," Comar said. "Don't
even let them suspect you're watch
ing them. Go to a phone even
if the only one accessible is an
emergency phone and call the
UNC Police. Give the dispatcher a
description of the person. You don't
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By LINDA MONTANARI
and ANDREA SHAW
A month-long investigation into
alleged drug use by officers of the
Chapel Hill police department has
failed to yield any evidence and no
charges have been issued, assistant
District Attorney Bill Massengale
The probe by the State Bureau of
Investigation turned up no proof of
the accusation that three officers had
used drugs illegally and that a fourth
had taken marijuana that was seized
during a raid from an evidence
UNC drug policy
"The SBI and (Orange-Chatham
District Attorney) Carl Fox didn't
think there was evidence to even
warrant investigating," Massengale
Lts. John Jones, Ron Pannell,
Keith Porterfield, and Shauna Por
terfield were examined.
Several of the people involved
were made to take drug tests, which
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SBF raeofff candidates debate issues
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By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
Responses echoed in more ways than
one during a Sunday debate between
student body presidential candidates Brian
Bailey and Jaye Sitton. The candidate's
answers were much alike as the candidates
spoke to 20 students and more than 80
empty chairs in Great Hall Sunday.
Sitton and Bailey will face each other
for the second time in Tuesday's runoff
The candidates had similar answers to
questions about what qualities they have
to help them serve students, how they think
the student body should be represented and
how they see the student body president's
role as a voting member of UNC's Board
Being a good listener and representing
all students are important attributes for a
student body president, both candidates
"I'm willing to listen," Bailey said.
"You're there for the students and you have
to be willing to listen to them and try to
understand what they're saying."
Sitton agreed, adding that being access
ible is also very important. "You need to
talk with people, find what their concerns
are," she said.
When asked how much time they
thought Student Body President Bryan
Hassel's administration had spent on
campus issues, Bailey and Sitton agreed
that Hassel had addressed mostly campus
Except for urging the Endowment Board
to divest from companies doing business
in South Africa, Hassel's staff has worked
only on campus issues, Sitton said.
And even divestment can be considered
a campus issue, she said. "I define
divestment as a campus issue because it
can affect students here on campus."
But Bailey said Hassel's commitment to
divestment received more publicity than his
other, more campus projects. Student
Government's campus work needs to be
more visible, he said.
"A lot rides on what the students see
coming out of student government, on
what they see in the paper," Bailey said.
"I'm not saying that divestment isn't
important, but students need to see results
from Student Government."
Sitton and Bailey both said the idea of
a co-op allowing students to work for
a semester and still graduate on time
was worth considering. The fourth-place
finisher in the student body presidential
race, Gordon Hill, proposed the co-op
during his campaign.
Hill and David Brady, who finished
third in the student body presidential race,
endorsed Sitton for student body president
Sitton's realistic goals and ability to get
things done make her the best choice in
Tuesday's runoff election, Brady said.
"She's very effective, and I admire her
for it," Brady said. "Brian works really
hard, but I've seen Jaye get things done
in the past, not just in Student Govern
ment. She's a good student, too."
During the candidate forums, Sitton
always responded coherently to questions,
Brady said, but Bailey sometimes rambled
or said things that weren't relevant.
"Whoever wins, I think they need to be
open-minded," he said. Because both
candidates are using a fraternity or sorority
as a campaign base, they must be careful
to involve all types of students, he said.
"I hope they'll realize a lot of people
are out there, people with talents that we
never even come into contact with, who
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Brian Bailey and Jaye Sitton on WXYC's 'Northern Hemisphere Live' Sunday
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