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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
& Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 128
Wednesday, February 10, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
By KIMBERLY EDENS
Seven UNC students are fasting to
protest a CIA recruitment visit to the
law school Feb. 25, CIA Action
Committee members said Tuesday.
Steve Sullivan, a part-time student,
said he has not eaten since last
Wednesday and has lost 17 pounds.
Dale McKinley, a member of the
CIA Action Committee, said the fast'
has two purposes: "Either to force the
(UNC) administration to address the
issue of. whether the CIA should
recruit on campus, or for the CIA
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Dail Massey, a worker for the UNC Physical
Plant, sandblasts the red paint that was thrown
Student liaison position will improve
UNC-town relationship, Bailey says
By WILL LINGO
The creation of a student liaison
to attend Chapel Hill Town Council
meetings is a positive change for
relationships between the University
and the town, said Student Body
President Brian Bailey.
"We got what we could get," Bailey
said. "I'm not satisfied in the sense
that it's exactly what we wanted, but
I think it's the best we could do."
The town council unanimously
approved a resolution Monday night
that creates a UNC Student Govern
ment liaison to the council. Accord
ing to the resolution, "(The liaison)
shall be recognized as the formal line
of communication between the town
itself to call off its visit."
The fasters are not overreacting,
"Many people are dying as a result
of CIA actions," he said. "I don't
think it 11 go that far (for the students
to die), but they are certainly willing
to jeopardize their health."
Sullivan said the committee
members had debated confronting
the CIA in a different way.
"At first we were thinking about
trying to debate with the CIA, and
then we decided that would be
legitimizing their claims," he said.
council and the UNC Student
Bailey and Rob Friedman, speaker
of the Student Congress, petitioned
the council last November to create
a student non-voting ex officio
position on the council. But the idea
was not feasible because of legal
difficulties; North Carolina law does
not authorize an ex officio member
ship on an elected municipal govern
"It's hard for a town council to
change its structure," Bailey said. "To
have a true voting member of the
council, students will have to elect
But the student liaison position can
serve several important functions,
can live for two
fast to protest CIA: recriaitmeinit
The CIA's prime purpose is to
subvert democratically elected
governments, Sullivan said.
"Our point is that at least 6 million
people have died because of CIA
sponsored terrorist actions over the
last 50 years or so," he said. "I would
compare .it to having the Mafia or
the Ku Klux Klan coming to visit."
Fred Schroeder, dean of students,
said the CIA is not a criminal
"There is a difference between a
criminal organization, like the Mafia,
and an agency of the government,"
on the Bell Tower. It has taken workers over two
weeks to clean off the oil-based paint.
Bailey said. The liaison will tell
students and campus organizations
how council actions will affect them.
The council will also become
familiar with a student representative,
Bailey said. "It's important to have
someone representing the students at
every meeting, not just when some
thing important comes up," he said.
Bailey said he would not fill the
position during his term as president.
He said his goal was to establish a
position on the council, and he will
leave it to the next president to select
Although it will be up to the
individual elected president, the new
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months on a good compliment.
Students have a right to protest the
CIA visit, but other UNC students
also have the right to be interviewed
for jobs, Schroeder said.
"A government agency or a private
agency might be objectionable," he
said, "but the University is going to
have to maintain an openness
towards organizations that are rec
ognizable throughout the country."
Sullivan said he understood the
University's position, but would still
resist the visit.
"I can see their (the University
T (TT IV
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
A clause in student housing con
tracts that allows the University to
charge entire residence halls for
vandalism and damages violates N.C.
law, Residence Hall Association
(RHA) members said Tuesday.
Kelly Clark, RHA president, said
he has sent letters to Wayne Kuncl,
director of University housing, and
Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the
chancellor, expressing his concern
about the clause.
The clause, which is found on page
Student body president candidates
debate function of council liaison post
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
The relationship between the Uni
versity and the town of Chapel Hill
was a major issue addressed by the
seven student body president candi
dates at a forum held in Cobb
Residence Hall Tuesday.
The candidates who appeared at
the forum, sponsored by the Resi
dence Hall Association, were Bill
Yelverton, Sandy Rierson, Keith
Poston, David Maynard, Kevin
Martin, Brien Lewis and Jody
Yelverton said it is important for
the town to respect the students on
Jordan begtas college
By CHRIS SONTCHI
Young people and young ideas are
an important element of his campaign
for governor, said Democratic gub
ernatorial candidate Bob Jordan in
a speech to over 100 supporters in
the Student Union Tuesday.
"IVe heard some people criticize
me because they say IVe got too many
young people involved in my cam
paign," Jordan said. "I say IVe got
enough gray hair to go around."
Jordan's speech, the kickoff for his
statewide university campaign,
focused on his accomplishments as
lieutenant governor and his qualifi
cations for the gubernatorial
"For North Carolina to do well,
the person who's in the governor's
office doesn't need to be somebody
that you have to step around or run
over or push out of the way. It needs
to be somebody that's committed to
doing the things we're accustomed to
in this state," Jordan said, calling
Republican Gov. Jim Martin a
He said he has been committed to
education throughout his career,
sitting on the UNC Board of Trustees
from 1961-71 and the UNC Board
of Governors from 1971-76.
This commitment continued in his
three years as lieutenant governor, he
"We passed the Basic Education
Plan, we passed the North Carolina
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administrators') point," he said. "But
the suffering: the CIA has caused
nullifies any right they have to be on
All students have an interest in the
CIA visit, McKinley said.
"It's our university, and as long as
it allows an organization like the CIA
to come recruit on campus, we feel
it's wrong," he said. "It (the fast) is
also an educational tool, because we
think most' students who would
interview with the CIA don't know
about its actions abroad, and this is
a way of educating them."
14 of the "Hallways and Highrises"
contract booklet, reads: "In the public
areas of a residence hall ... the
replacement or repair costs are
charged to the individual(s) when
responsibility is established.
"However, when individual(s)
responsibility cannot be determined,
the residents of a floor, suite, wing
or the entire hall become collectively
responsible for restoration costs."
In Clark's letter, he asked the
housing department to review the
policy and consider changing it. Legal
action may be taken if housing
issues that directly affect them, and
also for students to show the town
that they are concerned about impor
tant town issues.
The Student liaison on the town
council is a positive step, but more
is needed, Yelverton said.
"We can also appoint people to be
liaisons to the towns of Chapel Hill
and Carrboro planning boards,"
Yelverton said. "That would address
problems, like growth, that we're a
big part of here."
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Gubernatorial candidate Bob Jordan
Sullivan said he had faith that the
University would cancel the CIA visit.
"I do have trust that the conscience
of the administration will come
through," he said.
McKinley said the fast could
prevent the CIA visit.
"People can choose to turn a blind
eye to it. if they want," he said. "I
don't think that it (the fast) will be
successful overnight, but if we con
tinue the pressure they will have to
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officials decide not to change it, the
"If you and your staff feel that the ;
policy will not be changed," Clark
wrote, "the (RHA) Governing Board
has directed me to consult the office ;
of Attorney General, Consumer
Paul Brandes, a professor and
attorney who is serving as the RHA's
legal adviser, said the situation
involves a legally unbinding
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Rierson said a campus-wide voting
district should be a long-term goal
to increase student voting, but having
a student elected to the council would
not be effective because it would only
give students one vote.
The student liaison can be effective,
but Student Government must make
sure it keeps in touch with the liaison,
"We need to be working right now
on this liaison position," Rierson said.
"We have to get a person in there
speaking up for student concerns,
before problems are to a point where
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