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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 4
Thursday, February 19, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By MIKE BERARD1NO
Mother Nature and Father Sche
dule joined each other on the same
wavelength Wednesday night, and
the result was fun, fun, fun for almost
A Smith Center-low of 13,200
braved the snowy conditions to see
third-ranked North Carolina place
seven players in double figures and
pound non-conference patsy East
Tennessee State, 1 1 8-65.
The fans had fun - thanks to
Athletic Director John Swofford's
Mother Nature-influenced decision
to allow general admission seating.
The Tar Heels had fun, as Dean
Smith (alias Father Schedule) got to
empty his bench of 13 players, 12
of whom scored against their tho
roughly outmatched opponents.
About the only folks who didn't
have a rip-roaring good time were
the ETSU Buccaneers, who hail
from Johnson City, Tenn., and the
UNC, which will battle Clemson
in the Smith Center on Saturday,
improved to 24-2 with their sixth
consecutive win. The Buccaneers fell
to 7-19 and have lost six of their last
seven contests. -
"Coach Smith put them (ETSU)
on our schedule for a reason, and
we knew that," said J.R. Reid, who
went 8-for-9 and threw down a
couple of SAC-shaking slams en
route to a game-high 18 points. "He
wanted us to work on some things
and to concentrate on execution.
After we got a little bit of a lead,
everybody had a good time. This was
the most fun lVe had this year.
Any upset hopes which the Buc
caneers may have secretly harbored
were dispelled shortly after the
opening tip. After Dave Popson hit
a follow shot, Kenny Smith couldn't
resist swishing back-to-back 3
pointers to make it 8-0 UNC with
just 1:17 gone. Smith finished with
16 points and nine assists.
Carniel Manuel, who had a team
high 17 points, countered with a
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Town officials may doese planus for
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
Pi Kappa Phi's annual Burnout,
which last year attracted thousands
of partiers to the fraternity's house
on Finley Golf Course Road, also
attracts some problems, town offi
cials said Wednesday.
The bash, scheduled for April 25,
may not happen at all if an agree
ment between the fraternity and the
town can't be reached soon, frater
nity members and town officials said.
The party has simply grown too
large for the area, creating lots of
noise and parking problems, accord
ing to the police chief and the
assistant town manager. No ade
quate alcohol policy has been sug
gested, they said, creating a conflict
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
In its last meeting Wednesday
night, the 68th Student Congress
passed a bill 9-4 that prohibits
congress members from voting on
the funding of organizations to
which they belong.
The bill was written to avoid
conflict of interest among congress
members, said Jody Beasley (Dist.
16), who authored the bill.
"While I'm sure most members of
this congress are morally astute, this
provides a safe-guard," he said.
Neil Riemann (Dist. 12) argued
against the bill. "This is one of the
most political pieces of garbage that's
come before this congress," he said.
Although Riemann said the bill
was a good idea, it was unnecessary
because congress members are
already required to list organizations
of which they arc members.
"It should become blazingly
apparent if members are voting with
personal interests in mind," he said.
Phillip Parkerson-Ripley (Dist.
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J.R. sends a dunk down with authority Wednesday night in UNC's 1 1 8
with North Carolina's 21-year-old
A noise permit is necessary to hold
an event with live music after 5 p.m.
Burnout, which featured three bands
last year, is held during the afternoon
and requires a special exemption
permit from the town.
Major Arnold Gold, interim
police chief, said Wednesday that
complaints from town residents
during last year's celebration have
convinced the police department not
to grant a noise permit. The depart
ment won't recommend that the
Chapel Hill Town Council grant a
permit, either, he said.
The celebration is too big for the
fraternity house to handle any
longer. Gold said, and he suggested
passes contested bill
18) said the legislation was aimed
specifically at the Carolina Gay and
"Mr. Beasley claimed that it is
wrong for one group to have a large
interest in the congress," he said.
"But for years, Caucasian heterosex
ual males have dominated this
congress, and no one has said they're
not capable of making fair decisions.
"1 resent the implication that the
only reason CGLA members are on
congress is to help themselves,"
But Stephanie Ahlschwede (Dist.
14), co-sponsor of the bill, said the
bill was not directed at the CGLA.
The recent election of several write
in candidates who supported the
CGLA had simply made the con
gress more aware of possible biases,
But the legislation will not affect
4he CGLA anyway, said Dave
Edquist (Dist. 1 ). The by-laws Of the
CGLA require members to resign if
they are elected to congress, he said.
"This (the bill) will affect organ
izations that don't have rules like
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Burnout organizers find another site
for the party.
"There is no desire on our part
to stop Burnout," Gold said. Con
cerns about parking, noise and
drinking problems haven't been
addressed by fraternity members,
although they have tried, he said.
Pi Kappa Phi thinks the town is
asking too much, said Scott Gerlach,
"They're increasing their
demands," he said. "They want us
to control parking on this whole side
of Chapel Hill, have a complete
shuttle (bus) system, and control
The issue will be decided at the
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that," he said.
But one newly elected representa
tive questioned the legal authority of
the congress to pass the bill.' Guy
Lucas, who will represent District 19 ;
in the new congress, said that since
new congress members had been
sworn in Monday, the 68th congress
may not have had the authority to ,
pass any bill. '
Lucas said he would consult
Student Attorney General .Walker
Poole about his question. "I'm not
sure what the by-laws say regarding
this, but my intuition is that it was
illegal for congress to pass this bill,"
he said. "Jimmy . Carter was not
signing bills in February of 1981."
Student Congress Speaker Jaye
Silton ( Dist. 11) said the congress
has traditionally met to transact "old
business" before the new congress
takes over. V .
"Traashion is difficult," she said.
"1 really considered what to do, but
1 decided to go with precedent."
Sitton said she did not know what
, the by-laws said about the issue.
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Sports Club Council suit to result
in review of Constitution election law
By MARIA HAREN
An election law requiring all
referend urns that raise student fees
to be approved by 20 percent of the
student body will be examined to see
if it benefits students. Student
Congress representatives said
A Student Supreme Court suit
brought by the Sports Club Council
last " week questioned the constitu
tionality of the clause in the congress'
constitution. Scott Martin, Sports
Club president, brought the suit to
overturn an Elections Board ruling
that a referendum had not passed
in the Feb. 3 election because the
By KIMBERLY EDENS
A fire that started Tuesday night
when a hot curling iron ignited a
mattress iii 304 Alderman Residence
Hall caused about $1 ,500 in damage,
Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Joe
Robertson said Wednesday.
The fire was confined to one room
and no one was injured, Robertson
Tish Mason, a resident assistant
on the third floor of Alderman, was
studying at Davis Library when the
curling iron she had left on ignited
"Two other RAs came on campus
and found me and told me what
happened," Mason said Wednesday.
Michele Smith, who lives in 314
Alderman, reported the fire to the
Chapel : Hill Fire Department at
"There were three of us in my
room, and one of us smelled smoke,"
Smith said. "We went outside and
saw smoke pouring out from under
the door, so my roommate called
Smith thought Mason was inside
the room, so she started banging on
the door and yelling, she said.
The other two women went down
the hall knocking on doors, telling
residents to evacuate the building
because there was a fire. Smith said.
"The hall was filled with smoke
at that end (where Mason's room
was)," she said. "You couldn't
breathe and you couldn't see very
Then the fire alarms went off and
the.dormitory was evacuated.
Most of the residents waited in
nearby Mclver Residence Hall or
stayed with friends until the fire
fighters allowed the residents back
into the building, Smith said.
"A lot of people didn't have shoes
on, didn't have coats on, and didn't
have their books," she said.
annual Burnout: Will last year's be
20 percent turnout requirement had
not been met.
The court ruled in Martin's favor
Tuesday, deciding that the referen
dum had passed.
The court found that Martin's
referendum, which proposes raising
student fees $1 to raise funds for
intramural recreation, had been
declared defeated Feb. 3 by Elections
Board Chairman Steve Lisk because
he miscalculated the percentage of
students who voted.
Lisk had based his decision on the
number of enrolled students, not on
the number of students who paid
student fees and are thus the only
ones eligible to vote.
Smith said the fire inspector told
them if they had waited longer to
call the fire department the fire could
have been much worse.
Robertson agreed. The residents
were lucky, he said. "The call came
in even before the smoke alarms in
the building were activated," he said.
By the time Mason returned to the
building the fire was extinguished
and the smoke had cleared from the
"1 got back at about 11:30,"
Mason said. "The fire was already
out and everyone was back in the
While firefighters worked Tuesday
night. University police blocked off
Raleigh Street between Cameron
Avenue and E. Franklin Street for
about two hours, Sgt. Ned Comar
"We blocked off the street because
with all trie snow no one could have
gotten past the fire truck," Comar
The walls of Mason's room were
black Wednesday and the floor was
covered with soot. The hall still
smelled of smoke and the blackened
shell of her mattress lay in front of
Alderman in the snow.
Mason said she wasn't sure how
much damage had been done to her
belongings. "It was mainly just stuff
that was around the bed that
burned," she said. "The rest of it is
smoke damage. I'm going to take the
rest of the stuff to see if it can be
Mason's parents have
homeowner's insurance but she said
she didn't know if the fire damages
would be covered, she said.
She was boxing up all of her
possessions Wednesday to move
them out so the room could be
repainted. She would probably be
able to move back into her room
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the last one ever?
Tar Heel file photo
"Why we have the 20 percent
clause has been discussed by the
congress . . . and the Student Con
gress will look at it further," said
Stephanie Ahlschwede (Dist. 14).
"It's there to make sure there's
enough student input, but if people
don't care and are voting anyway,
is it really beneficial? It's a paradox."
Most referendums are passed by
a simple majority, but when they call
for increases in student fees, 20
percent of the student body must
vote on the referendum for it to pass.
If the required 20 percent vote in the
elections, the referendum only has
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