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Copyright 1987 TAie Oay Tar Heef
Volume 95, Issue 61
Thursday, September 24, 1987
Chapel Hiil, North Carolina
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M memlbeFS canned boycott off Stpdemit Stores
By MARK FOLK
Members of the Black Student
Movement unanimously voted Wed
nesday night to cancel their planned
boycott of the Student Stores during
the first week in October.
"We're going to wait for a written
report from the Student Stores
explaining just what the money from
their textbook sales is used for," BSM
President Kenneth Perry said. "We
will decide our next move after we
get this report."
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Gardens, take a lunch break on the bench they are installing In the
By SHEILA SIMMONS
William Leuchtenburg, UNC pro
fessor of history, voiced opposition
to Judge Robert Bork's nomination
to the U.S. Supreme Court in his
testimony before the U.S. Senate
Judiciary Committee Wednesday
He said the civil liberties won over
the past 60 years have made the
United States a freer and fairer
"Why has Robert Bork not been
part of the one great legal tradition
of his lifetime?" he asked the 14
A William Rand Kenan professor
at UNC and one of the nation's
leading authorities on 20th century
Smith Center recalls
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From staff reports
A computer error caused some
students to receive tickets in
nonexistent rows for the Oct. 25
Pink Floyd concert during a ticket
sale Tuesday at the Smith Center.
Students who bought tickets for
rows G and H in the right, center
and left areas of orchestra section
100, written as 100 ORCH on the
tickets, should return them to the
Smith Center Ticket Office to
receive replacement tickets.
The replacement tickets will be
located in the student section of
the lower level.
Steve Camp, Smith Center
director, said Tuesday night that
he would refund students $2 per
ticket, to make up for the incon
venience. Each ticket cost $18.50.
"I'm very disappointed that this
happened," he said, "especially to
students. Since it will be an
BSM members voted to boycott
the Student Stores last week, after
Perry complained of high textbook
prices. The reason the textbook prices
are so high, he said, is to allow the
Student Stores to both make a profit
and continue contributing to the
University's scholarship fund.
Rutledge Tufts, Student Stores
general manager, said at Wednesday's
meeting the store usually gives
$503,000 to the University's scholar
ship fund each year.
"The Student Stores are ripping us
criticizes Mo A
American history, Leuchtenburg was
invited to speak by Sen. Joseph
Biden, D-Del., chairman of the
Leuchtenburg was originally sche
duled to speak Monday morning, but
his testimony was pushed back two
days because Bork's lengthy testi
mony put the committee behind
During his 15-minute testimony,
Leuchtenburg spoke on the making
of the Constitution and landmark
Supreme Court decisions that
expanded civil liberties.
Although the country has recently
celebrated the 200th birthday of the
Constitution, it would be misleading
inconvenience for them to come
back to the office, I want to give
them the $2."
The computer mixup occurred
because two rows of tickets that
were not to be assigned for the
concert were accidentally given the
same computer status as student
tickets, Camp said.
Because the size of the stage
varies from concert to concert, the
same number of rows on the
arena's floor can't always be filled,
Camp said he noticed the mis
take soon after ticket sales began
"I just happened to stop a
student walking back and asked
what he got, and I saw that G,
and I went uh-oh,' " he said.
The ticket office is open from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
off," Perry said at the BSM meeting
last week. "They are using our money
to pay for someone else's
Last year, the Student Stores gave
$503,000 out of its net income of
$992,747 to the scholarship fund,
leaving the store with a total profit
of $489,747. This money, Tufts said,
is put into the store's fund and used
for such things as improving the
building and increasing the inventory.
"All of the money we make comes
directly from our sales," Tufts said.
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William C. Coker Arboretum. The
white oak wood.
to think it was "wholly the work of
men in powdered wigs who stepped
to the measure of the minute," he said.
"A good number of its most
important features were developed
within the lifetime of many in this
room, within the lifetime of Robert
Bork," Leuchtenburg said.
He complimented Bork on his
knowledge of the judicial system but
criticized his opposition to many of
the landmark decisions that have
protected the rights of women, blacks
and other minorities.
"Is it conceivable that, a man,
whatever his ability, who deplores
Shelly vs. Kraemer, where a unani
mous court ruled that a state may
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tudent gromp proposes recycling program
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
A student stretches his legs during
an economics lecture in Carroll Hall's
auditorium, setting a stray Coke can
on a rattling journey under the seats.
A student environmental group is
taking action that may put that can
to better use.
Student Environmental Action
Coalition (SEAC), a Campus Y
group, will present a proposal to
UNC administrators and student
leaders early next week, outlining
plans for a comprehensive campus
The group hopes the recycling plan
would pay for itself, with money
made by taking campus trash to
recycling plants. ,
Greg Smith, co-director of the
recycling project for SEAC, said the
proposal is designed to encourage
administrators to explore the possi
bility of a recycling program for the
"The basic intent of the proposal
is to open a dialogue with the staff,
"But our job is to provide a service
and not make a profit."
Although Perry supported the
money going to the scholarship fund,
he said there are other ways the
$503,000 can be raised, without
increasing textbook prices.
Two alternatives for raising the
money were presented at Wednes
day's meeting: the chancellor could
donate money through his overhead
fund, and the companies supplying
goods to the Student Stores could
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Armed Mam attacks woman
near -.Brookside Apartments
By JEANNIE FARIS
An armed man wearing a white
face mask escaped Monday night
after he attempted to assault a
campus employee who was walk
ing up Hillsborough Street near
The 44-year-old woman was
walking from a laundromat on
Airport Road at 10 p.m., carrying
clothes in a bag on her back, when
a man about 6 feet tall and
weighing about 200 pounds ran
down an embankment next to the
apartments and tried to land on
She stumbled into the street and
screamed until two men ran out
of a nearby apartment and chased
the administration and with the
students," Smith said. "I hope these
discussions will lead to the establish
ment of a permanent recycling
The proposal will be presented to
several University officials and
departments, including Chancellor
Christopher Fordham, Director of
University Housing Wayne Kuncl,
the Residence Hall Association, the.
Physical Plant and the Division of
The basic proposal calls for con
tainers for glass and aluminum
materials to be set up in residence
halls and some common areas, Smith
said. The glass and aluminum would
be picked up and brought to recycling
Under the proposal, the program
. will be phased in gradually, with the
goal of eventually creating a total
recycling project, Smith said.
An experimental recycling pro
gram called "Project Can-Do" was
run at Henderson Residence College
last spring, Smith said. He said the
"We would really like for the
University to come up with alterna
tive ways of raising the money," Perry
said. "This way, the store could
reduce its book prices."
Perry said his next step will be
appealing to the Student Stores
Advisory Committee. He said he
hoped the committee would give him
a written report, stating exactly where
money from textbook sales goes.
The 15-member committee is com
prised of students, faculty and staff.
Tufts said the committee plans to
By RACHEL ORR
Assistant University Editor
Parking permit fees from students,
faculty and staff are financing a
campus-wide parking lot improve
But some of the projects being
funded, namely the extension of the
Institute of Government visitor lot
and the resurfacing of the drive to
the Kenan Center, have raised the
eyebrows of some officials in the
Office of Traffic and Transportation.
The officials said they wonder if
the costs of the Institute of Govern
ment lot and the Kenan Center
resurfacing project should be
financed by the traffic office fund,
since parking permit holders,, who
provide the bulk of the office's
revenue, won't be using the lot or the
But Gordon Rutherford, facilities
planning director, said he viewed
permit fees merely as payment for the
the assailant up the street until he
fired a shot at them.
The Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment is looking into the incident,
said Capt. Ralph Pendergraph. He
would not say if the CHPD is
conducting surveillance or inten
sified patrols of the area.
"Everyone's aware of this," he
said. "This is not the first incident
that we've had in this area by any
, He added that the CHPD
believes this is the only incident
related to this particular assailant.
Pendergraph said CHPD offic
ers patrol the town 24 hours a day,
although they cannot have patrol
cars on dangerous streets all the
program, started during Springfest,
was a success, but it had limitations.
"It was nothing like how the actual
program must work," he said. "We
didn't have the equipment, and we
were working with volunteers only."
To improve the recycling effort,
SEAC's proposal asks the University
to act as a full partner in the project,
As such, the University may be
asked to pay for some initial costs
such as trucks, indoor and outdoor
trash bins and wheeled carriers to
move the bins, Smith said.
But the group is trying to make
the project as cost-efficient as pos
sible, he said, and will use already
available materials whenever
The proposal asks residence hall
housekeepers, part of the Department
of University Housing, to move waste
materials from residence halls to
Students would be in charge of
getting materials from the dumpsters
to the recycling plants and handling
. . our job is to
provide a service and
not make a profit. "
invite members of the BSM to its
meeting sometime next week.
"I'm glad they've decided to take
a harder look at the issue," Tufts said.
"I want to hold conversations, not
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privilege of parking.
He said he thought all campus
parking lots and driveways were part
of one system.
"I think you've got to look at it
as a whole," Rutherford said. "I think
it's very unfair to single out any
particular piece of the system."
The Kenan Center resurfacing
project and the Institute of Govern
ment lot extension were added this
summer to a list of needed improve
ments made last fall by the traffic
office, the Facilities Planning Office
and the UNC Physical Plant.
The funds also provided financial
backing for resurfacing about 25
campus lots and paving P lot off
Mary Clayton, director of trans
portation, said the traffic office has
no control over spending the money
allocated for improvements, once the
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He warned students to be care
ful when walking along long, dark
streets like Hillsborough Street.
Although many students live in
apartment complexes along Hills
borough Street because of its
proximity to campus, Pender
graph said the area is still danger
ous and walkers can easily become
isolated. This attempted assault
occurred under a streetlight.
"This person did what she
should have done," Pendergraph
said. "She saw what was going on
around her, she got uncomfortable
and she yelled."
The CHPD plans to inform the
University Police Department of
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the business side of the recycling,
Smith said. Those students would
possibly be working under a work
study program, he said.
"This is a great opportunity for
students to learn hands-on," he said.
"It's basically a business that accom
plishes an environmental good."
Eventually, students may have to
step aside from certain aspects of the
recycling, Smith said, allowing the
University to take control.
"But we want students to be in
charge wherever possible, and only
have the University come in where
needed," he said.
The program may be modeled after
one at Colorado University in
Boulder, which has been run success
fully by students and administrators
for 10 years, Smith said.
The goal is for the project to be
self-sustaining with money made
from the recycling put back into the
project, Smith said.
"We hope operating expenses will
be driven almost completely by
money from re-sales," he said.
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