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'Copyright 1987 The Da7y Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 43
Friday, August 28, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By NiCKI WEISENSEE
Chapel Hill will not have a student
mayoral candidate in the Nov. 3 town
elections, but two UNC students are
seeking a position on the Town
Charles Balan, a junior Russian
major from Merrit Island, Fla., and
Rob Friedman, a senior political
science and economics major from
Long Island, N.Y., are both running
for council positions.
Brad Bowers, a 31 -year-old grad
uate student in English, filed in July
to run for mayor, but has already
withdrawn his candidacy.
"The plan was originally to run five
students as a coalition, and that didn't
work out," Bowers said. "I'm not
going to run, but we're going to
redirect our efforts toward finding a
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By MICHAEL JACKSON
The fences are gone, the reno
vations are completed, and for the
first time in three years Louis
Round Wilson Library is open.
After about $5.5 million in
renovations, the library reopened
August 17, converted from a
library of general collections to one
of special collections, said Marcella
Grendler, associate University
librarian for the special collections.
The library, built in 1929, houses
four special collections manus
cripts, maps, rare books and the
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mayoral candidate who will listen to
students and toward getting students
Balan had initially decided to run
because he was concerned that
Chapel Hill was losing its village
"When I saw three new hotels going
up over the summer, I got really got
concerned about growth in Chapel
Hill," Balan said. "Also, 1,700 new
apartment units were approved and
zoned within the last two years. If
you put four students in each that's
half the student population."
Balan said the overflow of apart
ments is good for the students now
because of competitive prices, but in
a few years, it could lead to higher
rent prices to compensate for a
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North Carolina Collection as
well as the North Caroliniana
Gallery, the Photographic Services
Section and the office of the
associate University librarian for
the special collections.
"The collections are one of North
Carolina's great cultural resources,
and we want to be able to share
them with our patrons," Grendler
Students are invited to use the
special collections, but will only be
allowed to study in the North
Carolina Collection area, Grendler
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glutted housing market.
The noise ordinance was another
concern for Balan. Mayor Jim Wal
lace recently appointed Balan to the
Noise Ordinance Revision
"Also, this is a college town and
there are no students represented on
the Town Council," he said.
Friedman, speaker of the Student
Congress, has experience in student
government, including writing several
"(My candidacy) is not a backlash
against the noise ordinance or Burn
Out," he said. "I'm just concerned
with giving the students a voice in
what happens, because if they don't
have one, you get students rebelling.
There should always be some student
representation because we make up
such a large part of the community."
"There are security concerns in
other areas," she said. "You cannot
mingle studies and the use of rare
Wilson's special collections
include books and other materials
that are not appropriate for the
general library collection because
of their rarity, fragility, format or
The Maps Collection is the main
map reference service on campus,
providing research assistance for
map materials and instruction in
See LIBRARY page 2A
Both Balan and Friedman said they
will not have much difficulty balanc
ing their academic workload and their
office if elected. Both candidates plan
to serve their full term.
"(Balancing school and the Town
Council) doesn't seem to be a per
tinent question because people cur
rently on the Town Council hold full
time jobs or are mothers or some
thing, and they are able to do both,"
Balan said he would need to
reorganize his priorities if he was
elected, but he didn't think it would
be a problem.
Both candidates have also been
reviewing taxing, zoning, budgeting
and other city government processes
that would concern them if elected.
"I'm not going to campaign against
anyone," Balan said. "I'm campaign-
cleairedl off Am
By RACHEL ORR
In June, a Woollen Gym student
monitor approached Herman Ben
nett, 23, on a basketball court and
asked him to prove his right to play
in the facility.
Bennett, a summer teaching assist
ant in African and Afro-American
Studies Curriculum, refused the
monitor's request, and also refused
subsequent appeals to leave the gym.
Bennett prostrated himself on the
gym floor.and refused to leave wheit
University Police Officer Donald
Gold arrived and repeated the mon
The scene at the gym resulted in
the state charging Bennett, a graduate
student in Latin American History at
Duke University, with trespassing
and resisting, obstructing and delay
ing a police officer.
Bennett said Thursday that he
believed the monitors checked
authorization on a discriminatory
basis. The monitors seemed to single
From staff reports
Having a car on UNC's campus
isn't all it's cracked up to be.
One parking lot closed for repav
ing, plenty of parking tickets and
several tow trucks awaited UNC
students returning for the fall
Students who bought permits to
park in P Lot on Airport Road must
park at University Mall on East
Franklin Street or Plantation Plaza
on N.C. 54.
The deadline on the University's
contract with Lee Paving is Saturday,
UNC traffic officials said Thursday.
The paving was supposed to be
finished this summer, but the contrac
tor didn't begin paving the lot until
By Monday, students will be able
'Political preachers' increase efforts
to obtain a broader base of support
By LAURIE DUNCAN
Jesse Jackson and Pat Robertson,
labeled as political preachers, are
working to soften their images as
religious leaders as they prepare to
announce their candidacies for the
1988 presidential race.
Jackson, the Democratic front
runner, and Robertson, a Republi
can, are reshaping themselves as
mainstream politicians to appeal to
a wider base of voters who are wary
of mixing religion with politics.
But the Constitution does not
prohibit people with religious ties
from running for office.
"I would not be concerned about,
the fact that the candidate is a
minister," said Daniel Pollitt, UNC
professor of law. "I would be con
cerned about what the candidate
Pollitt, an expert in constitutional
law, said neither minister, if elected
president, would pose a real threat
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ing for conservative growth and
students' interests. I think that all the
people in the council are competent,
out minority or unusual-looking gym
users, he said.
"I assumed I was undesirable,"
Bennett said, when he was asked to
show identification. Bennett gradu
ated from UNC in 1986 with highest
honors in history and Afro-American
studies. While at UNC, he was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor
Professor John Billing, chairman
of the Department of Physical Edu
cation, said the monitors were
instructed to check everyone who
entered the gym.
The facilities, which include both
Woollen and Fetzer gyms, are mon
itored by students, Billing said, and
they are "available to enrolled stu
dents and faculty and staff who
purchase a privilege card."
Billing said as far as he knew,
arbitrary checking has not been a
problem, and Bennett's allegations
Thursday, District Judge Lowry
Betts heard the legal arguments of
to park in the lot, according to
officials from the Department of
Engineering and Construction.
Meanwhile, parking control
employees have been kept busy by
an "incredible number of violators"
since registration began Monday,
said Mary Fox, parking control
That incredible number translates
into about 400 parking citations
issued per day in campus parking lots,
and more than 30 towed cars in three
days, Fox said.
Parking permit regulations are
enforced on campus from 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in employee areas, and from
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in student areas.
Fox said the parking control office
calls for a tow-truck only as a last
to the separation of church and state.
History shows that other presidents
have been able to exert moral beliefs
on their administrations to influence
policy-making, Pollitt said. This
makes it necessary to scrutinize all
the candidates' values before one
votes them to the Oval Office, he said.
Past presidents have had moral
beliefs, said Otis Graham, a UNC
history professor, but none have had
official links to a single religious
denomination. Presidents need to
have a wide perspective to relate to
the numerous faiths among Ameri
cans, so they have risen above their
own religious views, he said.
Since Jackson and Robertson are
ministers with blocs of support away
from the midstream of politics, they
have been singled out among the
presidential contenders as having
See ELECTION page 3A
Steven Bernholz, Bennett's attorney,
and Assistant District Attorney
Earlier, Bernholz had filed a
motion to dismiss both warrants, on
grounds that the charges failed to
allege criminal activity. The state
agreed to dismiss the resist, delay and
The judge dismissed the trespass
warrant against Bennett, saying the
common law trespass statute failed
to apply. During his argument,
Bernholz said the statute was inap
plicable to his client because the
incident occurred on public property,
and the law was written for private
After the ruling, Massengale
announced plans to appeal the
decision to the Orange County
Massengale said he interprets the
common law trespass statute, written
in the 1800s, to apply to both public
See CHARGES page 4A
"We don't like being pushed to a
towing situation," she said. Most of
the towed cars belonged to students
parked illegally in the faculty staff
lots, she said.
Some mornings, Fox said, parking
monitors found as many as 50 or 60
violators in the staff lots, which in
turn displaced many of the faculty
"There's a broad assumption that
when classes aren't in session, the
campus is free, and that's a bad
assumption," Fox said.
Last Wednesday, the parking office
began to distribute maps identifying
lots where students would be able to
park without permits during
See PARKING page 7A
views too strong for the American
To combat that narrow image,
both men are avoiding religious issues
and emphasizing their personal
qualifications for the presidency.
Jackson has appeal because he
addresses issues outside religion, said
Margaret Lawton, press secretary for
the N.C. Democratic Party.
"He has a really firm grasp of all
the issues, and that's what people are
most concerned about," Lawton said.
Jackson also had a political out
look before he became a minister, said
the Rev. Charles Ward, vice moder
ator of the 50-church Wake Baptist
"I dont think religion will be a real
issue in (Jackson's) campaign because
I think he is looking at the broader
issues, mainstream issues that affect
American life," Ward said. "He has
been more of a civil rights advocate
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