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Volume 95, Issue 106
Wednesday, December 2, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
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Chapel Hill resident Jeff Coke continues
the wreath-hanging tradition Monday
on Franklin Street. Coke and the crane
operator are both tree trimmers.
muffin Center direct or
proposes ticket dnan
By HELEN JONES
The director of Smith Center has
proposed a change in the disclaimer on the
back of Ticketron tickets sold for events
in the center, in response to questions about
the constitutionality of the disclaimer.
A phrase in the clause on the back of
some Smith Center tickets says that ticket
holders are admitted on the condition that
they consent to a "reasonable search for
alcohol, drugs or weapons."
Steve Camp, Smith Center director, has
proposed that the phrase be changed to read
"a reasonable, legal search."
Although Camp said people who attend
events at Smith Center are not searched,
he suggested the change in the tickets to
end concern about possibly violating
constitutional rights to privacy.
The Smith Center entry policy prohibits
alcohol, illegal drugs, and glass or metal
containers, Camp said.
Both Camp and Susan Ehringhaus,
assistant to the chancellor, said they were
not sure that Ticketron officials would
consent to inserting the word "legal." The
disclaimer is a nationwide Ticketron policy,
"We're doing everything we can to change
the tickets we sell here," she said.
Camp said it might be possible to order
blank ticket backs for distribution at the
Smith Center, but tickets sold at other
Ticketron locations would still have the
The recent controversy over the consti
tutionality of the tickets' "reasonable
search" policy has centered on protecting
the rights of the ticket-holder.
Some legal experts opposed to the
disclaimer's present wording said they are
concerned that it misleads patrons into
thinking that they have to submit to a police
officer's request for a search.
Actually, if the police do not have a
search warrant and if the drugs, alcohol
or weapons are not in plain view, police
cannot legally search patrons without their
The Fourth Amendment protects citizens
from unreasonable search and seizure.
The legality of the search depends upon
how the facility in question is funded.
Patrons cannot legally be searched before
entering the Smith Center because it is a
publicly funded facility.
Searches at privately funded facilities,
such as Duke University's Cameron Indoor
Stadium, are legal, because they are
considered private property.
Student Congress representative Ste
phanie Ahlschwede (Dist. 14), who is also
student affairs committee chairwoman, said
Tuesday that she hopes to resolve the
situation by the end of this semester.
She said she plans to meet with Camp
soon to try to reach an agreement on
whether any type of search would be
reasonable, though she said she would like
to have the disclaimer removed entirely.
"I still think it can be worked out by
mediation and cooperation," Ahlschwede
said. "If it's a reasonable request, why would
he (Camp) oppose it?"
fiinoals say iood service
a operatieg at $9 JD lo
By MANDY SPENCE
The campus food service, Marriott
Corp., is operating at a loss despite a 24
percent increase in sales since it began
operating the dining service, a Marriott
official said Tuesday.
"We are in the red," William Dux, food
service director for Marriott, said.
Dux said Marriott has lost $90,000 on
the operational level since its opening in
May 1 986. The company lost $ 1 20,000 from
May 1986 to December 1986, largely due
to opening expenses. However, a profit of
about $30,000 this calendar year has
reduced the deficit to $90,000.
The food service's performance was not
the reason for the lack of profit, Dux said.
"The satisfaction is there," he said. "The
utility costs and other factors are respon
sible. Our utility costs last year were $26,000
higher than projected."
Charles Antle, associate vice chancellor
for business, cited several other reasons for
the loss. "The opportunity to make sales
is limited," he said. "At lunchtime, Lenoir
(the North Campus cafeteria) is too
crowded, while Chase (the South Campus
cafeteria) is half-empty. Also, the academic
calendar has a lot of breaks.
"The labor market in the Research
Triangle is very tight. It is difficult to find
employees. That was also a problem for
other contractors prior to Marriott."
Marriott is not planning to raise its prices,
cut quality or cut services to compensate
for the deficit, Dux said. "We are trying
to increase sales through marketing and
promotions. We are not going to create a
problem because we have a problem."
Antle was a member of the committee
that selected Marriott to replace ARA
Services, the previous campus dining
service. When ARA's contract came up for
renewal in spring 1986, campus leaders
organized protests to oust the service. The
University did not renew the contract.
Antle said he is pleased with the choice
of Marriott. "They have done a good job
of producing a good quality food service."
Dux said he believes students are more
satisfied with Marriott than with ARA. "We
received an above average rating on a
customer opinion survey we conducted," he
The survey, which was conducted in early
November, asked students to rate various
aspects of Marriott's service on a scale of
1 to 7. The company was rated highest,
5.25 average, for the atmosphere of its
dining area. The lowest average rating, 3.38,
was in the category 'value in terms of getting
what you pay for.'
"There has been some concern expressed
about prices," Antle said.
Facmtty committee to steely
quiz file recommendation
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
If the suggestions of one Faculty
Council member become University
policy, all UNC students may soon
be able to study tests used by their
professors in previous semesters.
The council's Educational Policy
Committee will study a recommen
dation that professors be required to
submit all final examinations to a
three-year reserve in the Undergrad
Willis Brooks, associate history
professor and member of the Faculty
Council, raised the issue during the
council's Nov. 20 meeting.
Brooks read a report prepared by
the Student Attorney General's office
describing the status of quiz and test
files maintained by various campus
The report said some residence
halls, fraternities and sororities keep
files that include all quizzes and
exams administered in a particular
class over the past decade.
"Quiz files provide a clear advan
tage to some students," the report
said. "This is an inherent problem
that must be dealt with."
Brooks said in an interview this
week that he is opposed to certain
students enjoying more favorable
studying opportunities than others.
"It is inequitable for some groups
to have the exams while some groups
lack that awareness," he said.
He stressed, however, that he is not
out to eliminate existing test files.
"I'm trying to make exams more
available, not less available."
The Faculty Council referred the
matter to Miles Fletcher, chairman
of the Educational Policy Committee.
Fletcher will present the idea to
committee members before the end
of the year.
Fletcher emphasized that no part
of Brooks' recommendation is defi
"First, we have to decide if the issue
is important enough to create a
solution," Fletcher said.
If the committee does create a
proposal, Fletcher said, it will present
its recommendations to the Faculty
Council, which would make a final
decision next semester.
Brooks said that although there
could be a split in opinions, he thinks
a majority of faculty members would
support his plan.
Andrew Scott, a political science
professor, is one of those in favor of
"I think it's a good idea," he said.
"Most professors make new exams
all the time, so it's no problem for
"There's also a little more equity
this way," he added.
TV signs contract with
national college network
By CHARLA PRICE
Student Television (STV) has
signed a contract with National
College Television (NCTV) which
will add 16 hours of programming
to STV's schedule.
The first air date for NCTV
programming is Jan. 18, Don
Harris, station manager, said
NCTV will air from 6 p.m. to
10 p.m. Monday through Thurs
day, Harris said. STV will present
original programming from 10
p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday
Each week, NCTV program
ming will premiere on Monday
night, Harris said, and it will be
repeated on remaining nights so
that students will be able to see
the programming at alternative
"NCTV should increase aware
ness of STV doublefold," he said.
"It also gives students the oppor
tunity to see something that is
going on at other campuses and
provides STV with a more pro
fessional benchmark as well."
Harris said that there is no cost
to STV or students for the NCTV
programming, and that the con
tract will continue until STV
decides to stop broadcasting the
The NCTV project has been in
the works for almost three years,
Harris said. Approval was
required not only of the Univer
sity, but also of the cable company
that airs STV and the town of
Since advertisements are used in
NCTV programming and Univer
sity policy states that STV cannot
advertise, Harris said some nego
tiations with UNC administrators
had to be completed before the
contract could be signed.
"Since no one is getting money
from the advertisements and we
don't have to pay for the service,
the project eventually passed,"
The University does not appear
to be supportive or non-supportive
of the new programming, he said.
"As long as our actions fall
within our constitutional and
contractual obligations, the Uni
versity doesn't support us or not
support us," he said.
Advisory committee begins search for Cram's successor
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
In the wake of UNC head football
coach Dick Crum's resignation Mon
day, the University has begun the
process of finding his replacement.
Athletic Director John Swofford
said he will serve as chairman of an
advisory search committee to hire
Serving with Swofford on the
committee will be chemistry professor
Richard Hiskey, who is chairman of
the faculty athletic committee; quar
terback Mark Maye, who is a student
representative on the Athletic Coun
cil; Charles Waddell, an alumnus and
also a member of the council, who
was an All-American tight end during
the 1970s; Ralph Strayhorn, first vice
president of the Educational Foun
dation, who was co-captain of the
1946 UNC football team; Richard
Richardson, chairman of the political
science department; and associate
athletic directors Paul Hoolahan and
Swofford said the committee has
no fixed timetable, but he added that
he hopes it will move as quickly as
possible in its search. Crum's resig
nation goes into effect Jan. 31, 1988.
Richardson stressed that he will
play a minimal role in the search. "I
view my role as being an adviser to
the search in terms of ensuring a high
academic-quality recruit," he said. "I
expect to take part to ensure we have
a maintenance of high academic
The creation of the committee was
made necessary Monday when the 53-year-old
Crum announced, in a joint
statement with Swofford and Chan
cellor Christopher Fordham, that he
was leaving. The decision came after
a lengthy review of the football
In exchange for his resignation,
Crum will receive $400,000 up front
and $100,000 per year over the final
four years of his contract. According
to the statement, "These figures
represent his salary over the four-year
period plus approximately one-half
of the value of his outside activities
associated with the position of head
Crum is the first UNC football
coach to have his contract bought
out. The $800,000 settlement will be
paid by the Educational Foundation,
or Rams Club, according to arrange
ments worked out between Crum and
The Educational Foundation says
that its members did not participate
in the negotiations leading to Crum's
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