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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 121
Monday, February 1, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
About 200 people participated in
a gay rights march Saturday to show
support for funding of the Carolina
Gay and Lesbian Association
(CGLA) through student activities
Carrying signs and purple bal
loons and chanting slogans such as
"Gay rights are human rights
fund the CGLA," the marchers
made their way from the steps of
South Building to Franklin Street,
where Chapel Hill police had
blocked two lanes of traffic.
Marchers stopped at the Chapel
UNC-systieei stademt leaders
object to mew drag policy
By MARK SHAVER
The new drug policy adopted last
month by the UNC Board of Gov
ernors is too inflexible and will hurt
students, the Association of Student
Governments said Saturday follow
ing a two-day meeting at UNC
Charlotte. The ASG comprises student body
presidents and representatives from
the 16 universities of the UNC system.
"It's not bad to have a policy, but
we need to have flexible solutions,"
Three UNC stuidemts
for paioting N.C. State tower
By MARK FOLK
Three UNC students were arrested
in Raleigh early Friday after two sides
of the N.C. State University Bell
Tower were splattered with white and
. The incident was apparently in
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CGLA members lead the march
Hill post office, where several
people spoke at a rally in support
of the CGLA.
Along the way, the marchers
attracted some curious looks from
passers-by and a few insults from
Several student groups, including
Action Against Apatheid, the Caro
lina Indian Circle and the Campus
Y Women's Forum, participated in
the march. In addition, several
members of Student Congress and
student body president candidates
Bill Yelverton and Brien Lewis
Funding of the CGLA through
Brian Bailey, UNC-CH student body
president and president of the ASG,
said in an interview. "We're pushing
for a more flexible policy, one that
can be adopted by the different
Bailey said the ASG was not happy
with the drug policy's call for man
datory expulsion of students caught
trafficking such hard drugs as heroin,
LSD and cocaine.
"Ninety-nine times out of a
hundred that might be the right
penalty, but there's always going to
retaliation for the red paint splashed
on the UNC Bell Tower before the
UNC-NCSU basketball game Jan.
24. White and beige paint was
splashed on the NCSU Bell Tower
about 3:30 a.m., according to Raleigh
Sophomores Bruce Loth of Chapel
Hill and Daniel Rosin of Portsmouth,
Va., and junior Allen Hewett of
Greensboro were charged with one
misdemeanor count of defacing a
public monument. All three are
members of Sigma Chi fraternity.
After spending one and a half
hours in the Wake County jail, the
three men were . released on $500
Loth said Sunday that he and his
friends decided to make the trip to
Raleigh after a party at the Sigma
Chi house Thursday night.
"It was definitely a spur-of-the-moment
type of thing," Loth said. "I
still don't know how we managed to
find their bell tower."
Once they found the tower, Loth
said they backed their car up to the
bottom of it, opened the paint cans
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
down Franklin Street Saturday
student activities fees has long been
a controversial issue. After a heated
debate last spring, Student Con
gress allocated the group more than
Two members of congress, David
McNeill (Dist. 19) and H.F. Watts
(Dist. 17), have recently been
leading a drive to defund the group.
McNeill and Watts have acquired
enough signatures on a petition to
place a non-binding referendum
that contests funding for the group
on the Feb. 16 election ballot.
Marchers chanted, "Hey, hey, ho,
ho, referendum's got to go," and
speakers at the rally spoke in
be that one time when that's not the
right policy," he said. "The system
needs to let each university handle
its own problems. We feel it's their
(the Board of Governors) responsi
bility to let each university maintain
a little of its own autonomy."
The drug policy adopted by the
Board of Governors Jan. 15 calls on
each university to develop its own
drug policy, subject to the minimum
standards set by the board. The
See POLICY page 5
and threw the paint up against the
walls like water.
After spotting a police officer, they
began driving without turning on the
car's headlights. They were pulled
over by the officer on the NCSU
campus, Loth said.
"Once we saw the cop, we jumped
back in the car and tried to get away,"
Loth said. "But he caught us a few
They used white and beige paint,
instead of UNC's Carolina blue
school color, because they couldn't
find anything else, Loth said.
"That was all that we found in our
basement," he said. "We couldn't find
any blue paint."
Rosalind Reid, assistant director
for news for NCSU's Office of
Information Services, told The
Raleigh News and Observer Friday
that workers began cleaning up the
latex paint with a high-pressured hose
at 4:30 a.m. The total cleanup cost
was about $160, she said.
See ARRESTS page 4
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opposition to the referendum.
Joe Herzenberg, Chapel Hill
Town Council member, told the
crowd that the referendum was a
sign that gays are the latest minority
to be bullied.
Those who support this referen
dum do not understand our Con
stitution and Bill of Rights," Her
zenberg said. "They protect us
against bullies. That's really what
this is all about white, straight
men who feel the need to be bullies."
Herzenberg, an openly gay pol
itician who was elected to the town
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By LAURA PEAY
A Faculty Council committee
passed a proposal last week to allow
students the option of setting a target
grade when declaring a class pass
The proposal, adopted by the
Educational Policy Committee, will
now be presented to the full Faculty
Council for adoption.
The proposal would allow students
to set a grade as a target grade.
Students who earn the target grade
or a higher grade would have the
target grade recorded on their tran
scripts. If a student earns a grade
lower than the one he targeted, he
would receive a "P" or "F."
The committee will hold a public
hearing this Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
in 317 Bingham to allow students to
express their opinions about the
Committee Chairman Miles
Fletcher said this policy would
provide incentive and motivation for
students in pass fail courses.
"The committee thinks that the
proposal has great advantages,"
Fletcher said. "I'm sure the Faculty
Council will give it great
In the proposal, the committee
recommended that along with the
current restrictions on the pass fail
option, a student should not be
allowed to take a course pass fail
unless the student is registered for at
least 12 academic hours for regular
According to the proposal, 40.8
percent of the 2,733 students who
declared at least one of their courses
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pass fail in the fall 1987 semester
were registered for less than 12
academic hours for a regular letter
"We thought that was a little
much," Fletcher said.
Under current guidelines, a student
must be a full-time student and may
not take more than seven hours per
semester pass fail.
Students are limited to 24 pass fail
hours while at UNC and cannot use
the passfail option in courses
required for a major or for a per
Brian Bailey, student body presi
dent, said that although there are
restrictions on the proposal, it is
better than the system in place now.
He said because a student receives
his target grade even if he earns a
higher grade, there is still a risk
involved for the student.
"I think it's pretty exciting," Bailey
said. "It's giving students what they
earn. It rewards a student that does
Lisa Madry, executive assistant for
academic regulations, wrote letters to
the committee last semester after they
had discarded the issue to encourage
them to re-evaluate the proposal.
"It discourages students from
taking passfail courses as a slide,"
Critics of the proposal have said
it would cause students to take more
pass fail courses, and would place a
misleading grade on a student's
transcript because of the reduced risk
This fall, a student government
See PASS FAIL page 4
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
Along with the predictable sigh of
relief, the North Carolina Tar Heels
should give a hearty round of
applause to NCAA Rules Director
Ed Steitz and his baby, the 3-point
shot. If Steitz weren't so fond of the
trey, Saturday's 73-71 victory over
Georgia Tech would have instead
been UNC's second consecutive home
But that white line is on the Smith
Center floor, and the Tar Heel guard
tandem of Jeff Lebo and Ranzino
Smith made sure the Yellow Jackets
paid for its presence. Smith hit four
3-pointers on the night, starting
North Carolina's comeback from a
53-50 deficit. Lebo, though, saved his
heroics for the final minutes.
The 6-foot-3 junior, who has
struggled of late, shot his slump into
oblivion by scoring UNC's final 15
points, nailing five straight treys and
composing Tech's death knell out of
the swish of nylon.
"When you get on a roll like that,
you just want the ball more," said
Lebo, who finished the game with 20
points on 6-of-ll shooting from 19
9. "After hitting three in a row 1 felt
The win upped UNC's record to
15-3 overall, 4-2 in the ACC. Tech
dropped to 14-5, 2-3.
Lebo wasn't feeling his best in the
first half, scoring just three points.
Fortunately for the Tar Heels,
though, their other big man, in every
sense of the word, was dominating
play inside. J.R. Reid had 15 points
and six rebounds in the first 20
minutes, going 6-of-6 from the field
and scoring at will.
That Tech trailed just 42-36 at the
half was testimony to the offensive
prowess of frontcourt men Dennis
Scott and Tom Hammonds. Scott,
see GEORGIA TECH page 8