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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1987 The Day Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 90
Thursday, November 5, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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dlisonss goals for town
By JEANNIE FARIS
Only about 25 percent of the registered
voters in Chapel Hill cast their ballots to
elect the new mayor and town council
members, but these elected officials will
represent a good blend of experience and
The five candidates elected Tuesday will
be sworn in Dec. 7, and will serve four-year
Jonathan Howes defeated fellow council
member Julie Andresen by 565 votes in the
mayoral race. Howes won all but three of
the 17 precincts with 3,407 votes, leading
Andresen with 2,842 votes.
Howes said he benefited from strong
student support and personal contact with
residents during the campaigning and public
He said he looks forward to a good
working relationship with the new council
and Andresen, whose seat will not come up
for election until 1989.
Andresen said she should have differen
tiated herself from Howes on campaign
issues they both supported, such as protec
tion of neighborhoods and the University
"How does a voter who doesn't go to
council meetings regularly know the differ
ence?" she said. "I'm more aggressive. I
believe in solving problems before they
become too large."
In the council race, incumbent Nancy
Preston won a second term in office, leading
the other eight candidates with 4,399 votes.
Roosevelt Wilkerson, pastor of Saint
Joseph's Methodist Church, trailed in
second place with 3,632 votes; Joe Herzen
berg, a political activist who has lost three
previous council bids, was in third place with
3,535 votes; Mayor James Wallace was in
fourth place with 3,151 votes.
On election night, Preston had attributed
the success of her returns to name recog
nition and her campaign workers. But
Wednesday, she said voters supported her
because she takes her job seriously. ,r
"I do think maybe people understand that
I have some unfinished agenda that are
important and I wanted to see it through,"
The first priority for her new term will
be establishing two historic districts in the
area of Cameron, Vance and McCauley
streets and the Northside neighborhood.
Also topping her docket will be
University-town relations. "I do think that
there is great concern about the University's
land plan, and we do need to be careful
in working with them that the town isn't
overcome," she said. "We have to keep that
very much before us."
Wallace, who ran a low-key campaign,
will join the council after completing his
second term as mayor in December.
He said he won the seat on his experience
rather than a campaign effort. Wallace
established the joint University-town com
mittee with Chancellor Christopher Ford
ham, advocated an ex-officio position for
a student on the council and worked to
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Congress approves clian
in date off spring election
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Elections in February for. campus-wide
offices will be held two weeks later: than
originally scheduled because of Student
Congress legislation passed Wednesday.
The congress passed a bill changing the
student constitution, so that the date of
spring elections will be on the third Tuesday
in February, rather than the first.
This year the election will be held on Feb.
16 instead of Feb. 2.
Stuart Hathaway, chairman of the Rules
and Judiciary Committee and author of the
bill, said part of the reason for the change
was the extended winter break.
Since classes for the spring semester begin
on Jan. 13, about a week later than in recent
years, Hathaway said the extra time is
necessary to ensure a less rushed and more
productive elections process.
Julie Miller, Elections Board chairwo
man, told the congress she supported the
"The Elections Board needs more time to
publicize elections," she said."
Student Body Treasurer Jody Beasley said
the board should have adequate time to
prepare for elections before the semester
"I don't see why planning can't be done
now," he said. 1
But Miller said it was hard for the
Elections Board to start the elections process
during the previous semester. "People dont
clue into spring elections until the spring,"
Beasley also pointed out that having the
term of congress extended would not allow
the finance chairman enough time to prepare
for the budget process.
During the budget process each spring,
the congress allocates student fees to student
groups that are officially recognized by the
But Finance Chairman Neil Riemann said
the change would simply give the outgoing
finance chairman more responsibility in the
In other business, the congress approved
the appointment of Hathaway to the
Carolina Union board of directors. Hath
away will fill the post appointed by the
Student Congress speaker.
An act to appoint Robin Kimmelman to
the board was postponed until Kimmelman
could be present at the meeting. She would
fill a post left vacant by a board member
who resigned in the middle of a two-year
Also, two new members of congress,
Rusty Doggett (Dist. 2) and Clyde Moore
(Dist. 18), were sworn in. They had missed
the last meeting.
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Off the wall
Kannis Minor, a painter with the UNC Physical Plant, leans from a scaffolding to
strip the old paint off of Pettigrew Hall.
New groinp plans
to raise awareness
off racial problems
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Raising awareness of racial
issues on campus is the goal of
a recently formed student organ
ization, according to the UNC
junior who founded the group.
Christopher Mumford said he
formed the as-yet-unnamed group
in an effort to educate students
who would not ordinarily be
interested in the issue of race
"I looked at other groups (who
have dealt with the issue), and they
focused more on raising the aware
ness of those who are already
socially aware," he said.
Encouraging more interaction
between black and white students
is a complex problem because
much of the segregation is self
imposed, Mumford said.
Self-segregation is natural
because both a black identity and
a non-black identity exist along
with the desire people have to
associate with others like them
selves, he said.
One of the group's aims will be
to include UNC's Greek system in
its activities, Mumford said.
"The Greek system is one of the
most open forms of segregation on
campus," he said. Changing cer
tain attitudes within the system
could have a trickle-down effect
on the rest of the campus over the
next four or five years, he said.
The group's tentative schedule
for the year includes four phases.
If all goes well, the first phase will
take place within a month, Mum
ford said. The others probably will
occur next semester.
Phase one involves a debate on
segregation in the Greek system.
Mumford said he hopes to have
some high-ranking students in the
Greek system included in the
debate, which will be followed by
an open discussion.
A non-student debate on cam
pus living arrangements will make
up phase two.' Mumford said a
possible topic for the debate is self
segregation versus forced
Phase three will be a Greek
. sports weekend including eight,
fraternities in a multi-sport event.
The fourth phase will be a panel
discussion on preferential treat- ;
ment. Mumford said he hopes
well-known civil rights leaders and
politicians will participate in this
The group will not sponsor
protests or try to pass legislation
against racism, he said, because
that would be defeating its
"It appears that legislation is not
the answer," he said. "We want to
convince rather than force
The group will hold its first
organizational meeting tonight at
7 p.m. in Room 209 of the Student
weaker 'sheds light on AIDS issmie
By LYNNE McCUNTOCK
Because AIDS is most common in
18- to 35-year-olds, sexually active
students run a high risk of contracting
the disease, an AIDS Task Force
student representative said Wednes
"It is here," sophomore Lynn
Cochran said to a group of about 50
girls in Howell Hall. "There is no way
to put a specific number on the
number infected (on UNC's
This age group is most at risk
"because we are the most sexually
active, and we won't think about
danger much," Cochran said.
Following the lecture and question-and-answer
period, a videotape
depicting three women with AIDS
The Panhellenic Council spon
sored the lecture and the videotape.
Amy McFarland, vice president in
charge of programming for the
council, said she hoped the lecture
would share facts and dispel myths
about the virus. .
In North Carolina, there are 275
reported cases of AIDS, Cochran
said. He said there are probably
60,000 to 70,000 carriers in the state.
Nationwide, approximately 43,000
people have AIDS and more than 2
million people carry the AIDS virus.
For every One person with the
disease, Cochran said, about five
carry the virus.
The task force has implemented
free, anonymous AIDS testing at the
Student Health Service. Cochran said
anyone who has symptoms or knows
they have had contact with an AIDS
carrier should be tested.
Symptoms include a persistent dry
cough, fatigue, night sweats and blue
and pink patches on the skin.
"UNC's policy does not require
students to report that they have the
disease, but they are encouraged to
tell, because UNC is willing to help
and support," Cochran said.
UNC does not require people with
AIDS to leave school nor to change
living arrangements, he said. How
ever, most students who have AIDS
drop out of school, he said.
"AIDS does not discriminate, even
though the majority of AIDS victims
is still gay men," Cochran said.
The rate of gay men contracting
the disease has leveled off, Cochran
said. And the number of AIDS cases
in the heterosexual community is
The only way to contract the
disease is through the exchange of
bodily fluids. Exchange occurs during
anal sex, vaginal sex, oral sex and
intravenous needle sharing.
The best prevention is abstinence.
"But since most of us dont like that,
we have to find other means,"
Using a condom, especially with
spermicide, is an effective prevention
measure, he said.
Cochran said the spermicide,
nonoxynol-9, has been proven effec
tive. He stressed that the spermicide
should be used inside a condom
because there is a possible danger to
anal and vaginal tissue.
Cochran said blood transfusions
are extremely safe now, because of
the extensive screening program
implemented in 1985.
There is no cure for the disease,
Cochran said, but AZT, the new drug
being used to treat AIDS patients,
can prolong the lives of victims.
tuadleiit famouit was low in town elections
By SHEILA SIMMONS
The low student turnout for Tues
day's Chapel Hill Town Council
election sent a negative message to
town officials about student political
power, student leaders said.
"They can stand out in the Pit and
yell until they're blue in the face, but
nobody's going to take them seriously
until they get out and vote," UNC
senior Rob Friedman said
Friedman, who attempted to cap
ture one of the four empty seats on
council and who also serves as
Student Congress speaker, finished
seventh in Tuesday's election. Charles
Balan, another student candidate,
"Most students just don't care,"
Student Body President Brian
Bailey said although he had no
official records on student turnout,
the consensus at polling sites was that
turnout was relatively low.
Although he was pleased with the
elected candidates because they
showed an interest in student con
cerns, Bailey said officials tend to
listen to their voters first.
Bailey also said records showed
that few fraternity members, whom
he said make the most complaints
about issues such as the noise ordi
nance and town thoroughfare plan,
were registered to vote in the election.
According to Friedman, students
also failed to take advantage of the
free shuttle sponsored by Student
Government to carry students to poll
sites. The shuttle only made about
four trips, he said.
But Student Government hasn't
given up its push to allow a UNC
student to sit on the council as an
ex-officio member, Bailey said. This
leaves an optimistic chance for
students to channel some input into
council decisions, and most of the
candidates were receptive to the idea,
Several students interviewed Wed
nesday said they were hot completely
surprised by the election results but
were disappointed that a student was
not elected to any of the empty seats.
Damn Poole, a senior from Rob
bins, said he did not vote in the
election because it was too much of
a hassle to switch his registration to
Orange County and then back to the
county of his hometown.
But junior Larissa Jones of Tay
lorsville said she voted in Tuesday's
election and was disappointed that
students chose not to take direct
action in town decision-making.
"It's really unfortunate because the
uniqueness of the city is created by
the students and the atmosphere of
the University," she said. "A lot of
town problems affect us also." I
Andrea Antonelli, a sophomore
from Greensboro, said she failed to
make it to the polls in time. She also
said she thought the low student
turnout would have a negative impact
on student activism, particularly since
the candidates generated such a large'
amount of publicity for the election.!!
"We went, we tried, but we didn't
get a candidate in," she said. I
Friedman said his first-time can4
didacy could have been a factor in
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Life is like a scrambled egg. Don Marquis