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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 103
Tuesday, November 24, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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tufldeots requaest ex officio position on town corned
By SANDY DIMSDALE
Student Body President Brian
Bailey and Vice President Rob
Friedman submitted a proposal to the
Chapel Hill Town Council Monday
for a student to be appointed an ex
officio council member.
"1 think this is important to
eliminate a lot of this town-gown
strife that has resulted from the noise
ordinance." Bailey said after reading
the page-long proposal to the council.
The proposal, if accepted by the
council, would create a non-voting
position on the council. The council
appointee would be selected by the
student body president, approved by,
the council and serve a term coin
ciding with that of the student body
The proposal states that although
it is not necessary to create an ex
officio position for every group in the
community that does not feel repre
sented by the local officials, students
make up a special portion of the
Many students feel a special alle
giance to their hometowns, so they
are registered voters there although
they live in Chapel Hill for about 10
months each year, the proposal states.
Bailey said it is important to have
a student body representative at every
meeting to report back to student
interest groups. He cited the rift
caused by the noise ordinance as an
example of how students sometimes
realize too late what is happening in
Bailey said students need input on
every issue that comes before the
council, rather than only those with
which they disagree.
Council member Arthur Werner
asked which issues besides the noise
ordinance had been raised in the last
year that directly concerned students.
Friedman said, "I think just about
every issue that comes up including
environment and growth concerns
The council voted unanimously, 9
0, to refer the matter to the town
attorney, who will ensure that the
proposed ex officio position requires
only a resolution to change policy.
But several council members
expressed concern about waiting until
the next business meeting on Jan 1 1
to approve the proposal.
"I would think this is something
we would approve anyway," said
council member David Pasquini,
asking why the council needed to refer
the proposal to the attorney.
Council member Nancy Preston
suggested that the town staff seek the
input of other councils in university
towns which have a similar position.
Last week, Mayor James Wallace
predicted that the council would
approve the proposal after the routine
referral to the town staff. He sug
gested that Friedman be the first
appointee, since he had recently run
for council, is aware of the issues and
had worked for the passage of this
Friedman said most council and
student government members agreed
that an ex officio member would be
seated on the council by the end of
February, when Bailey leaves office.
Approval of the position depends
on the next council, which will be
sworn in Dec. 7, Friedman said. "We
are presenting the proposal to this
group, who seems receptive, but the
new council will have to actually
approve it," he said.
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UNC's Pete Chilcutt (32) leaps for the ball during the Tar Heels' 73-71 victory over the Soviet national team Monday night
Tar Heels rale Soviets 73-71
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
The Russians came to town Monday,
and thanks to some less-than-satisfactory
three-point shooting, the Soviet national
basketball team left Chapel Hill disap
pointed, as North Carolina defeated the
The Soviets are in the midst of a 10
game tour of some of the best collegiate
programs in the country, and are now 6
3 as they head into Tuesday's game with
The Soviets led early, but a Jeff Lebo
3-pointer late in the first half tied the score
at 25, and UNC never looked back, at least
not until late in the second half. After
Lebo's bomb, the Soviets went six straight
possessions without scoring, as star
swingman Sergey Tarakanov went cold
from the field.
Tar Heel big man J.R. Reid, playing
his first game of the season after sitting
out a one-game suspension, got out on the
fast break and turned a layup into a three
point play, and a minute later hit two foul
shots to give UNC a 33-25 lead. The teams
traded points from there, and the half
ended with the Tar Heels up 39-30.
For all of those heroics, though, Reid
did not have a good game, at least not
on the offensive end, where in the first half
Scott Williams exerted himself. Reid was
obviously anxious to shine in his season
premiere, and shots that should have been
automatic instead were over the basket or
hard off the glass. He finished the day 4-of-13
from the field, and fouled out of the
game despite playing competent
"J.R. was pressing," said UNC coach
Dean Smith, who was looking very dapper
in a gray suit and yellow paisley tie. "He
See SOVIETS page 6
By MARK FOLK
Although basketball season has scarcely
begun, at least one faculty member has
already complained about the seating
arrangement at the Smith Center.
Willis Brooks, associate professor of
history, told the Faculty Council last week
that the priority system used to determine
where faculty members sit during basketball
games is unfair.
"1 feel that the present system rewards rank
over loyalty," Brooks said. "Faculty members
who bought tickets for a number of years
ought to have the best seats."
Brooks said that the priority system,
adopted by the Faculty Committee on
Athletics in 1984, puts too much emphasis
"It's just not fair for someone who makes
a lot of money to have better seats than
someone who has been loyal to the team for
many years," Brooks said.
To correct this problem, Brooks said he
is planning to present his own system to the
faculty athletic committee.
"I'm in the process right now of drawing
up a system in which loyalty will be rewarded
over income," Brooks said. "1 feel that the
people who drew up the present system didn't
think through the formula as well as they
The formula used in the present system
is derived by multiplying the number of years
a person orders tickets by four and adding
the faculty member's rank to the figure.
The rank, which varies with each faculty
member, is the part of the system that Brooks
said is directly related to a person's paycheck.
"I feel that this number is chosen to at
least some degree by salary," Brooks said.
"This seems obvious to me when a doctor
is awarded a rank in the 90s."
Besides doctors' rankings, chairmen and
deans are given a rank of 89, while professors
receive 88, associate professors, 79 and
assistant professors, 73.
Another problem with the system, Brooks
said, is that it discriminates against faculty
members who take leaves of absence. Faculty
members who go on leave lose the number
of years accumulated by ordering tickets, he
Richard Hiskey, chairman of the Faculty
Committee on Athletics, said that although
he is glad Brooks brought the subject up,
he doesn't see much of a problem with the
See TICKETS page 3
Report released on
By JENNY CLONINGER
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
considers more than applicants' Scholastic
Aptitude Test scores and grade point
averages, according to University admissions
The University admitted 100 freshman
applicants in the fall of 1987 as admissions
exceptions, said the University's annual
report on admissions to the UNC-system
Board of Governors. Herbert Davis,
associate director of undergraduate admis
sions, said 54 of the exceptions were
minorities and 19 were athletes.
Exceptions are students who do not meet
one of the Board of Trustees' admissions
requirements, which are a minimum SAT
score of 800 and a minimum 1.6 total on
a special calculation that combines grade
point averages and SAT scores.
"The student could be number one in his
graduating class, but because he did not score
well on the SAT, then he becomes an
exception," Davis said.
Anthony Strickland, associate director of
undergraduate admissions, listed music,
drama, athletics or any special talent as
possible areas in which applicants may be
"qualified, but not competitive."
Departments interested in applicants
considered to have special qualifications and
a reasonable chance for success review the
potential exceptions extensively, he said,
before the lists go before a faculty committee.
The faculty committee makes final admis
Richard Baddour, associate athletic
director, said student athletes must meet
additional admissions criteria. For participa
tion and financial aid, he said the National
Collegiate Athletic Association sets min
imum standards of a 700 SAT score, a 2.0
grade point average and 11 academic core
Baddour said all of UNC's athletes now
meet the NCAA requirements, but meeting
this minimum standard does not necessarily
mean athletes will be admitted.
According to Baddour, there are three
types of student applicants: the applicant who
meets the competitive level, the applicant who
See EXCEPTIONS page 5
Higher drinking age has reduced, highway deaths, study shows
By STEPHANIE MARSHALL
Many young North Carolinians
objected to raising the drinking age
from 18 to 21. However, a recent
study indicates that the changed law
may have been an important factor
in reducing the number of alcohol
related automobile accidents and
Alcohol-related highway accidents
among 18- to 20-year-olds in North
Carolina have decreased as much as
50 percent since the legal drinking age
was raised, according to a survey
conducted by the UNC Highway
Safety Research Center.
In 1983, the legal drinking age was
changed from 18 to 19. Between 1982
and .1986, the number of alcohol
related automobile accidents
decreased more than 50 percent
among people under 18, and 47
percent among 18-year-olds, accord
ing to John Lacey, manager of the
alcohol studies program for the UNC
Highway Safety Research Center.
Lacey helped to conduct the survey.
The number . of alcohol-related
accidents among the general public
decreased 28 percent between 1982
and 1986, Lacey said.
Since 1986, when the drinking age
was raised to 21, the number of
alcohol-related accidents among 19
and 20-year-olds decreased between
40 and 50 percent, he said.
The survey was conducted using
facts obtained from the Division of
Motor Vehicles. The facts came from
police reports about highway acci
dents, Lacey said.
The survey was done in conjunc
tion with an ongoing study of the
effects of the Safe Roads Act of 1983,
funded by the Governor's Highway
"Some people have said that if the
drinking age is raised, people who are
underage will find ways to get around
it," Lacey said. "That may be true.
However, I feel that the results of this
study indicate that some people are
obeying the law, and many of those
who are not abiding by it are drinking
in different settings where they are
not as likely to drive after drinking."
Reports from state government
agencies seem to correspond with
Marguerite Bunn of the Division
of Motor Vehicles said the number
of alcohol-related highway deaths has
decreased since the law went into
effect in September 1986. In that year,
there were 437 reported alcohol
related highway deaths. Only 296
such deaths were reported between
January and September of 1987.
Roger Wiggs of the Governor's
Highway Safety Program reported a
decrease in the number of alcohol
related deaths and injuries among 16
to 20-year-olds over the past year.
"1 think that over the short term,
this law is difficult to totally enforce,"
Wiggs said. "But over the long term,
it will save lives."
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