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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 19
Friday, March 20,1987
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By SCOTT FOWLER
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
Contrary to rumor, J.R. does not
stand for Jesus Reincarnated.
But it might as well have Thursday
night, as the freshman scored 31
points and carried North Carolina
to a 74-68 victory over Notre Dame
in an NCAA round of 16 game at
The win sends UNC into the
Eastern Regional final against Syr
acuse Saturday afternoon. The
winner of that battle will advance
to the Final Four next week in New
North Carolina coach Dean Smith
has railed against the publicity his
star freshman J.R. Reid has received
this season. But after Reid hit his
last 10 shots, scored 16 of his team's
final 17 points and punctuated the
games end with two in-your-lrish-face
slams. Smith had to concede a
"J.R. showed he was a man," said
the coach whose team has a shot at
its first Final Four appearance in five
years. "He scored on some tough
shots. Those weren't easy shots he
. Reid, scored 16 points in the
game's last 7:44, burying the luck of
the Irish with a barrage of slingshot
jumpers, tip-ins, and dunks. The two
times Notre Dame cut UNC's lead
to three late in the second half, Reid
w as there w ith the answering basket.
And when the Tar Heels had trouble
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By LAURA PEARLMAN
Board of Trustees member Wil
liam Darity said Thursday that he
will not make a final decision on his
threat to resign until the board meets
again in April.
Darity has threatened to resign
because of his frustration with other
board members' stance against
Other trustees said Thursday that
Darity is an effective member of the
board, and that they hope he does
Darity said he is still trying to
make up his mind. "I didn't threaten
to resign to try to change the board's
point of view, 1 really don't think
they would care if 1 did resign.
"1 won't be associated with a group
of people who support something
that 1 abhor and believe to be the
most disgraceful thing happening in
the world today," Darity said.
Bobo Tanner, chairman of the
was always leel to suppose that no educated
getting the ball in bounds with 35
seconds left and a 70-66 lead, Reid
drove in from midcourt for a rousing
dunk in which he almost slammed
Notre Dame's Scott Hicks through
the goal as well.
"Now that I'm thinking about it,
I should have given it up on that
play," said Reid, whose 31 points
equaled a career high set earlier this
year against N.C. State. "But I saw
the basket, and 1 just took it."
Reid was helped in large measure
by senior guard Kenny Smith, who
dished out 12 assists. Smith passed
Phil Ford for the UNC career assist
record during the game. He now has
760 assists, compared to Ford's 753.
"This is one of my proudest
moments," said Smith, who scored
just four points but contributed
heavily. The Irish defeated UNC 60
58 earlier this season when Smith
didn't play because of injury.
But this time, coach Digger Phelps
and his squad couldn't quite slow the
pace enough. That, along with the
fact that UNC canned 65.4 percent
of its shots, sent the Irish back to
South Bend with a 24-8 record.
Phelps said he thought his team
had a chance when it pulled within
65-62 with 3:45 left. After a UNC
timeout, Dave Popson threaded the
needle with an inside pass to Reid,
and the 6-9 prodigy slammed it in.
"I'm not sure he should have thrown
that pass, but he got it there," Dean
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board, said Thursday that he is
disappointed that Darity would
consider removing himself from the
board over the issue of divestment.
"If Darity thinks that by resigning
he will make a point, then so be it,
but if his sole purpose in serving on
the board revolved around the issue
of divestment, then I am disap
pointed," Tanner said. "I thought his
association with the board went
much deeper than that.
"I don't have a consensus of what
the board thinks about what Darity
is doing because we haven't talked
since the last meeting. I sent him
(Darity) a note asking him not to
If Darity believes in divestment,
the worst thing he could do is to
resign. Tanner said.
Board member Robert Eubanks
said Thursday that he hopes Darity
won't resign. "I don't think hell
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Reagan admits do wnf all off U. S
By MATT BIVENS
President Reagan admitted in a
press conference Thursday night that
U.S. policy toward Iran deteriorated
into an arms-for-hostages trade and
he reiterated that he did not
remember if he authorized the trade
before the policy failed.
Reagan, in his first press confer
ence in four months, pledged to
support a constitutional amendment
which would balance the budget, but
the Iran-contra affair dominated the
The United States sold arms to
moderates in the Iranian government
to give them prestige and power,
Reagan said, and the moderates
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UNC's Ranzino Smith and Notre Dame's Donald Royal tangle in
Phillips renovation to toe finished in May
By MARK FOLK
Construction in Phillips Hall to
improve the building's appearance
and to provide more fire protection
will not be finished until after classes
end this semester. University officials
"The renovation is scheduled to
be finished in early May," said Paul
advanced the issue of freeing hos
tages to prove their commitment
The U.S. government can't make
deals with terrorists, but the United
States did not deal directly with the
"kidnappers," he said.
Before conducting the deal, the
administration considered how other
Arab nations would react to the arms
deal and how it would affect the
military balance of the region, he
The Arab nations have a good
relationship with the United States
and will understand why the policy
was implemented, he said.
Reagan said he made a "misstate
ment" when he originally said Israel
Coruth, UNC building systems
contractor. "The contractors have
done a great job in keeping up with
the schedule set back in October."
Since October, workers have been
v isible in the halls of Phillips, drilling
to install new doors, painting walls
and replacing windows.
The $558,000 worth of renova
tions will help the building meet fire
was not involved in the deal.
Reagan said he made the same
misstatement four times in previous
conferences because he was trying to
"corral" any leaks to the press which
would endanger the hostages in
Reagan said he never gave appro
val to the diversion of funds to the
contras and it is not possible that
he forgot about any approval.
"So far I told you all that I know,"
Refuting accusations that he
thanked private citizens for making
donations to the contras, Reagan
said he thanked them for running
television spots in support of his
person ever spoke o f notepaper. N. Mitford
pursuit of the ball in the Tar Heels' 74
standards, Coruth said.
The work includes installing a fire
alarm system that connects to the
University police department,
replacing doors and windows for
better fire protection, and installing
extinguishing systems in the compu
ter rooms. .
"We're mainly renovating Phillips
to keep up with the fire standards
. Iran-contra policy
Reagan's management style also
came under fire for allowing former
Lt. Col. Oliver North, Vice Adm.
John Poindexter, and former
National Security Adviser Robert
McFarlane to wage a campaign in
Nicaragua for two years without
Reagan said his policy of delegat
ing responsibility to the best person
for each task was a common one in
business, and all policies were set
exclusively by him.
Responding to a last-minute
question, Reagan said Vice President
George Bush never objected to his
In commentary after the confer
ence. Sam Donaldson, ABC White
United Press International
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since it is one of the older buildings
on this campus," Coruth said. "But
we're also doing it to improve the
looks of the building."
To improve the appearance of
Phillips, contractors have replas
tered and replaced walls, modified
the air conditioning system and
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House correspondent, said Keagan
was back in his old form as far as
style and flair, but left many ques
Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., said
the president knows that he's been
"a little off balance" recently, and
this press conference helped him
regain some balance.
Merle Black, associate professor
of political science at UNC, said
Reagan wasn't in top form, but did
better than his last news conference.
Reagan will be questioned for
claiming to be congratulating Nica
raguan policy supporters for televi
sion spots. Black said.
"That won't wash," he said.
"That's just too naive for words."