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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
'Copyright 1987 The Day Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 85
Thursday, October 29, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
From siafl reports
The probable cause hearing for two
UNC students accused of the second
degree rape of a female student at
the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
house has been moved to Nov. 18.
The hearing was postponed until
the next Chapel Hill preliminary
hearing date because an attorney for
one of the defendants had a prior
After refusing to unchain themselves, six activists were arrested Wednesday in Hanes Hall. They were protesting CIA recruiting on campus.
tomymg drop-add system
By JEAN LUTES
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
said Wednesday he intends to recom
mend the purchase of a phone-in
preregistration system officials hope
will be in full operation in spring
Fordham said he had not yet
informed Farris Womack, vice chan
cellor of business and finance, of his
decision. When he does, Womack will
commit the University to purchasing
the system, for slightly less than half
a million dollars.
"I think I am going to recommend
purchase of the system," Fordham
said. "IVe been pretty well convinced
that students want it."
The telephone system would allow
students to register, drop and add
courses, make reservations for special
events, request a listing of their
courses and inquire about account
balances, the availability of courses
and the status of financial aid
"I think the system will improve
Acquaintance rape Is campms-wide comcem9 officials say
By KRISTEN GARDNER
Assistant University Editor
If a woman is raped or sexually
assaulted on UNC's campus, her
assailant is most likely someone she
knows or even dated.
"The number of assaults that the
center learns about on campus is very
small," said Mary Ann Chap, director
of the Orange County Rape Crisis
Center. "But almost every single one
is a rape by a date or acquaintance."
The issue of date and acquaintance
rape at UNC has been raised by the
recent arrest of two UNC students
who have been charged with the Aug.
20 rape of a female student at. the
Sigma Phi Epsilon house on
Cameron Avenue. Both students
delayed! for tadleet clnaiirgedl wMh rape
commitment. This continuance is a
fairly common practice, according to
Pat DeVine, the assistant district
attorney prosecuting the case on
behalf of the state and the plaintiff.
Bradley Douglas Bowers, 20, and
Frederick Harrison, 20, both of 207
W. Cameron Ave., were arrested
Aug. 14 and formally charged. They
the efficiency of the academic process
and overall student life on campus,"
Top UNC officials and student
leaders signed a letter to Fordham
on Tuesday, asking him to authorize
purchase of the system because its
price will increase by $150,000 after
Friday. Information -Associates, the
company that makes the system, set
Friday as a deadline for its original
offer to sell the system.
Womack said Wednesday it's a
common practice for companies such
as Information Associates to make
price estimates valid through a given
A final decision about where the
money to buy the system will come
from has not been made,
Funds for the original purchase of
the system will come from the
chancellor's discretionary fund, but
that money will have to be repaid.
"I'm not concerned about finding
funds for the system," Womack said.
"Well take it from a balance of
University funds and then repay it,
were charged with second-degree rape
in connection with the incident.
Officials agree that date and
acquaintance rape is a campus-wide
"Date and acquaintance rape is
everywhere," Chap said. "It's not
isolated in the fraternities."
Four rapes or attempted sexual
assaults have been reported on the
UNC campus since January, Chap
said, but that number is deceptive.
"The numbers look small, but
they're not," she said. "The vast
majority of rapes, and I mean 80 to
90 percent, are not reported." ,
Victims are especially reluctant to
report date or acquaintance rapes
because it's difficult for them to
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Silence is one of
have been released on $2,500 secured
During the probable cause hearing,
the district court judge will listen to
testimony as a neutral party to
determine whether the alleged crime
was committed and the people
charged did it.
If the evidence justifies a trial, the
probably with the student fee
The letter Fordham received Tues
day recommended that a $5 increase
per semester in student fees be
implemented to fund the system.
Under the proposal, only students
who will benefit from the system
would be affected by the fee hike.
Student Congress Speaker Rob
Friedman, Student Body President
Brian Bailey, Donald Boulton, vice
chancellor and dean of Student
Affairs, and Harold Wallace, vice
chancellor for University Affairs,
signed the letter.
Officials said such an increase
would have to be approved by the
UNC's Board of Trustees and the
UNC system's Board of Governors.
In the campus election this fall,
students voted overwhelmingly in
favor of a referendum to implement
the fee increase. However, the refer
endum failed because 10 percent of
fee-paying students did not turn out
to vote on the measure.
identify what happened to them as
"If you can't define it for yourself
as a rape, you certainly cant report
it," Chap said.
Some victims don't report date or
acquaintance rapes because the
assailant might be part of the same
social circle as his victim, Chap said.
Others feel they caused the rape, or
think others will blame them for what
Sgt. Ned Comar of University
police said alcohol consumption is the
single greatest contributing factor to
date or acquaintance rape.
"An assailant will do things he
normally wouldn't do (after
consuming alcohol)," Comar said.
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the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings
judge binds the case over to the
Orange County Superior Court. The
district attorney's office schedules the
case as soon as possible, DeVine said.
Rape cases usually have high
scheduling priority because of the
anxiety and stress to the victim,
DeVine said, but scheduling also
depends on whether defendants in
older cases are awaiting trial in jail.
Caedidsites for mayor
endorse ertertaiEimeet tax
By JEANNIE FARIS
The Chapel Hill mayoral forum
provoked little controversy Wed
nesday night, as the three candi
dates often agreed in their
responses to student-fielded
The candidates opened with brief
statements about their campaign
platforms before answering six
questions prepared by Student
Government, the forum's sponsor.
Each of the candidates endorsed
the proposed entertainment ticket
tax that would increase the cost of
non-sporting events seating more
than 15,000 people.
The tax has been a point of
contention between the town and
students, but candidate David
Lineberger said it helps pay for
police and clean-up services during
and after the events.
"If it does throw this additional
burden on the town, I think this
is a logical place for money to come
from to pay for the additional
"And alcohol makes the victim's
inhibitions go down."
Chap agreed. "There is definitely
a relationship," she said. "The use of
alcohol increases the victim's vulner
ability. She's not thinking clearly, and
she can't react quickly. The problem
lies in making yourself vulnerable. It's
not a problem in terms of where you
are but in terms of what makes you
Alcohol contributes to the break
down in communication that is also
a factor in date or acquaintance rape,
Alcohol inhibits the victim's ability
to communicate her wishes, as well
as the assailant's ability to commun
icate his intentions, she said.
Because both defendants are out
on bond, some of the urgency is
removed from scheduling, she said.
State law defines second-degree
rape as forced sexual intercourse
without the consent of the victim and
without the use of a weapon.
Second-degree rape also occurs if
the perpetrator knows that the victim
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
Six protesters rallying against the
Central Intelligence Agency's recruit
ing on campus were arrested Wed
nesday after they chained themselves
together and blocked the entrance to
interview rooms in Hanes Hall.
Five students, Graham Entwistle,
Keith Griffler, Dale McKinley, Joey
Templeton and Mary Lisa Pories,
and community resident Katherine
Taaffe were charged with disorderly
conduct and released on $250 bail.
About 50 protesters assembled in
the Pit at 10:45 a.m., then marched
across campus to Hanes HalT chant
ing "Recruiting is a privilege terrorists
Participants in the demonstration
included members of the UNC pro
test groups Action Against Apar
theid, Anti-Apartheid Support
Group, and Carolina Committee on
Central America, as well as commun
ity members and a retired professor.
They carried signs saying "No to
police protection," Lineberger said.
Julie Andresen, a council
member for the past two years, said
she supports the tax because
students do not pay property taxes
and should pay taxes on their
Jonathan Howes, a council
member in his third term, endorsed
the tax but suggested exempting
students if they present valid
student identification when pur
Students and town officials have
also split over the noise ordinance
issue. Howes said a workable
compromise would either create a
zone on campus for amplified
music that would not affect neigh
borhoods, or establish a 75-decibel
level at all times.
Andresen said amplified music
should be regulated, but the town
and the students could come up
with a better ordinance.
Lineberger endorsed a midnight
cut-off time for amplified music.
On the quality of student invol
Ann Stevens, Henderson Resi
dence College area director, said
students aren't always aware of the
"I think there's a false sense of
security on this campus," she said.
"Students don't realize that even
someone they know could just walk
into their room."
Anne Presnell, Cobb-Joyner area
director, said resident assistants are
trained to make sure victims get
adequate medical or psychological
attention following a date or acquain
Officials agree the best way to deal
with the problem is to increase
education efforts and raise general
awareness about the issue.
is physically or mentally incompetent
at the time of the rape and uses force.
According to the Chapel Hill
Police Department, the victim
reported the assault in early Sep
tember and made a positive identi
fication of Bowers and Harrison. The
police conducted a lengthy investiga
tion before making the arrests.
Criminals In Action," and "Help
Wanted: CIA Spies, Lawbreakers,
Terrorists Apply at Hanes Hall."
Sophomore Lauren Birke asked,
"Who are the CIA? We didnt elect
"They (CIA officials) are taking
action that is illegal, that is a complete
threat to American democracy," she
said. "That is a cause to protest."
The protesters observed five min
utes of silence to mourn the victims
of CIA actions.
While the six students sat chained
together, blocking the rooms where
CIA representatives were interview
ing students, second-year graduate
student Todd Morman led a teach-"
in on the steps between the third and
fourth floors of Hanes Hall.
"We have documentation of the
crimes CIA agents have committed,"
Morman said. "Why is this organ
ization allowed to recruit here on
See PROTEST page 7
vement in town issues, Andresen
and Howes endorsed an ex-officio
council position for a student, but
agreed that a town-elected student
member would be better.
Lineberger recommended that
students elect someone during the
campus elections for a special
When asked about the Pi Kappa
Phi Burnout, Lineberger said he
supported the event. Howes said
he was one of the few council
members who endorsed the event
"I think this year those past
problems can be worked out with
a little more lead time," Howes
said. "But I think everybody's
sensitive to it this year. It seems
to me that the council's more
disposed toward it."
Andresen said she voted against
Burnout this spring because the
Chapel Hill Police Department did
not recommend it. She suggested
See MAYOR page 7
But Stevens said education efforts
should target men as well as women.
"It's not just a topic for women,"
she said. "Men have to take the
responsibility to learn about it also."
Campus police and the rape crisis
center both offer programs on date
and acquaintance rape and how to
However, Sgt. Comar said the
attendance at programs about date
rape is usually low, compared to
turnout for programs about rape in
On Thursday and Friday, the third
annual Colloquium on Rape Preven
tion will focus on date and acquain-
See DATE RAPE page 3