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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 134
Thursday, February 18, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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This UNC professor's family
comes cheaper by the dozen
stem to appeal
By MARK FOLK
After finishing third in Tuesday
night's student body president elec
tion, Keith Poston, a junior from
Fayetteville, said he has appealed the
In a letter to Julie Miller, Elections
Board chairwoman, Poston said
Wednesday that an article on the
front page of Tuesday's Daily Tar
Heel misrepresented him.
The article "negatively influenced
voters to the detriment of my can
didacy," Poston wrote. "I feel the
biased article based on half-truths
By JENNY CLON1NGER
The Campus Y began a new year
Tuesday as the organization held
elections to fill five executive board
Fifi Kashani-Sabet, a junior from
Flushing, N.Y., and Brock Winslow,
a sophomore from Hertford, were
elected as the new Campus Y co
presidents. Kashani-Sabet and Winslow
defeated opponents Polly Guthrie,
Ryan Balot, Dave Hermer and Tony
Caroline Morris, a junior from
Mount Holly, and Keith Kim, a
sophomore from Archdale, filled the
co-treasurers' positions, defeating
Haylee Waddey and Rob Byrum.
Heidi Worley, a junior from Mars
Hill, defeated opposing candidate
Heather Lynch and will serve as the
new secretary of the Campus Y.
This year's elections drew over
twice as many voters as last year's,
said Mary Scholl, outgoing co
president. The total number of voting
students was 274, she said.
Kashani-Sabet said she is excited
about plans for the new term. One
recent development is the change
from member-at-large positions in
the executive committee to coordina
Each coordinator will be respon
sible for a given number of commit
tees in several interest areas, Scholl
said. Two coordinators will work
with social issues committees, and
two will work with volunteer activ
ities. One freshman member-at-large
will remain on the executive commit
tee, she said.
"That will solidify the structure of
the Campus Y and increase commun
ication between the committees and
the executive board," Kashani-Sabet
Another new project under way at
the Campus Y is an issues resource
center housing periodicals, books and
videos. The center will contain
resources and information on social
issues that can be used to increase
student awareness and to help with
program development, Kashani
Kim said two of his goals during
his term as co-treasurer will be to
increase student participation in
Campus Y activities and to strengthen
programs that have a direct impact
on the community, like the Big Buddy
program and the tutoring program,
See CAMPUS Y page 5
Stadent Comisiress, CGLA react
By LAURA PEAY
Student Congress and Carolina
Gay and Lesbian Association
members said Wednesday that
although the majority of voters
voiced their disapproval of student
activities fees funding the CGLA, the
debate over funding will not be any
The CGLA funding referendum
passed with 3,195 students voting in
favor of the referendum and 2,285
students voting against it.
Student Congress members dis
agreed about what effect the results
will actually have on Student Con
gress and Finance Committee
members when budget hearings begin
in late March.
and innuendoes, with no chance for
me to respond, gave the voters on
election day a distorted view of my
Poston distributed a flier dated
Feb. 13 to both on- and off-campus
students asking them to vote for him
because he opposes using student
activities fees to fund the Carolina
Gay and Lesbian Association.
He said he wasn't given a chance
to respond to statements made in the
article by CGLA representatives and
other candidates claiming the flier
had misrepresented their positions on
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Neil Riemann, Finance Committee
chair, said the referendum will be an
important supporting argument for
the people who oppose CGLA
"A large number of people are
philosophically in favor of funding
the CGLA, and for those people it
(the referendum) will be irrelevant,"
There are all types of people on
the committee, Riemann said. "I'm
not anticipating any profound effect,"
he said. "The referendum was done
in a purely advisory way. It is just
an opinion poll."
Student Congress representative
David McNeill (Dist. 19), who
initiated the legislation, said because
the referendum is a measure of
I got soul, and I'm Superbad. James
Poston said he would have
responded to a statement by Mark
Donahue, editor of the CGLA's
newsletter, that the charges made
against the CGLA in the flier were
The flier contains a photocopied
section of a pamphlet describing
explicit sexual acts and claims that
student fees go to promote the
Donahue said the pamphlets,
which are distributed by the Lesbian
and Gay Health Project of Durham,
are not promoted by the CGLA. No
student fees were used to obtain the
student opinion and is non-binding,
congress can override it and continue
funding the CGLA.
McNeill said he does not support
"It is not a legitimate minority and
it does not have equitable status," he
said. McNeill said he questions the
organization on legal grounds due to
the N.C. sodomy law. He said that
the organization overstepped its
political bounds when it made a
political statement in favor of gay
rights by marching on Franklin
"The Student Constitution says not
to fund political and religious
groups," he said.
Don Suggs, CGLA chair, said the
42 percent of students who voted in
pamphlets, he said.
Poston said he would have
explained that although CGLA
members don't distribute the pam
phlets, they have a stack of them
available in their office.
"The focus of the article was on
CGLA, and I was never asked any
questions concerning it," Poston said.
"To me, this was an obvious, blatant
attempt for her (the writer) to use her
position to influence votes."
Poston said he thinks the article
could have cost him the unofficial 325
votes that separated him from
second-place finisher Kevin Martin.
DTH Elizabeth Morrah
to feeding referendum results
favor of CGLA funding is a substan
tial number that cannot be ignored.
"I'm fairly satisfied with these
results," he said. "We know it is a
controversial issue and this did not
decide the issue. We should have a
decent showing in congress."
The CGLA will probably request
approximately the same amount it
requested last year $2,000, Suggs
said. The CGLA has about 120
members, and 10 percent of these are
"We are not a sex club; we are a
support group," he said.
Mark Donahue, editor of Lambda,
the CGLA newsletter, said the CGLA
fulfills the two requirements that are
necessary for an organization to
receive student funding: it must
"I really feel like those 325 votes
could have been influenced by the
article," Poston said. "The article
contained accusations instead of
Although Poston said he would
like to be included in the runoff
election if the appeal is accepted, he
is also appealing to help prevent
future incidents like this.
"I hope that my appeal will prevent
situations of this nature from occur
ring again," Poston said. "I'm hoping
that this will set a standard of ethical
media coverage in future elections."
Doug Thomas, student attorney
By HELEN JONES
Smith Center director Steve Camp
will become the director of Char
lotte's new coliseum this spring, the
coliseum's present director
Paul Buck, executive director of
the Charlotte Auditorium Coliseum
Convention Center Authority, said
Camp was selected out of four
finalists from a three-month nation
The new coliseum will have a
25,000-seat capacity and is scheduled
to open in mid-August 1988, Buck
"He's a credit to the business,"
Buck said. "We need more people like
Camp was unavailable for
John Swofford, UNC director of
athletics, said Camp will remain at
the Smith Center through March.
Camp worked for Buck at Char
eeior class resmlts
Tepper, Adams to compete
with Sparger, Gillis in runoff
By MANDY SPENCE
Steve Tepper and David Adams
will compete against Todd Sparger
and Anita Gillis in a runoff election
for senior class president and vice
president next Tuesday, according to
unofficial election results tabulated
early Wednesday morning.
Tepper and Adams received about
45 percent of the vote with 579 votes,
and Sparger and Gillis received about
16 percent of the vote with 207 votes
in Tuesday's campus elections.
To win an election, a candidate
must receive 50 percent of the vote.
If no candidate receives the required
50 percent, the two candidates with
the highest number of votes compete
in a runoff.
Laura Zeligman and Rodney
Hood came in third with 170 votes.
Pat Sarsfield and Kim Jordan
provide a valuable and unique service
to the campus, and it must have been
fiscally responsible with past funding.
Donahue said that if the CGLA
receives funding from congress, the
money will be spent for films and
speaker fees for Lesbian and Gay
Week and office supplies.
"Gays and lesbians are students,
too, and also pay the fees," Donahue
said. Last year the CGLA received
less than 0.4 percent of student fees,
"People are arguing over 10 cents
a year," Donahue said.
One Student Congress representa
tive, Brock Dickinson (Dist. 13), said
he is in favor of CGLA funding. He
said that the congress is a represen
tative democracy, and it is the duty
general, said he doesn't think Poston
can be placed in the runoff election
if the appeal is accepted. Instead,
Thomas said a new election will have
to be held.
Thomas said Miller will decide
whether Poston's appeal is valid. If
she feels that it is, then shell have
to call for a new election, he said.
If Miller turns down the appeal,
Thomas said Poston has 48 hours to
appeal to the Elections Board, which
can overrule Miller. If the board
agrees with Miller's decision, Poston
can appeal to the Student Supreme
Court, Thomas said.
lotte's present coliseum for several
years before he was hired as the Smith
Center's first director in 1985, Swof
Buck said the new Charlotte facility
will average about 30 to 35 concerts
a year, while the Smith Center hosts
14 to 22 non-athletic events a year.
Swofford said that the new posi
tion is a tremendous opportunity for
Camp, but that he hates to see Camp
"He has done a fantastic job getting
the Smith Center off the ground in
its first few years," Swofford said.
At the Charlotte coliseum, Camp
will be working for a larger operation
with more autonomy and variety of
programming as well as a higher
salary, Swofford said.
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
said Wednesday, "We regret losing
Mr. Camp, but we can understand
his returning to Charlotte and the
See DIRECTOR page 5
received 154 votes, and Anna Shed
den and Jamie McLawhorn received
Tepper said he was surprised but
very pleased with the outcome of the
"I think the voters could tell we
were sincere and dedicated to the
projects we proposed," Tepper said.
Tepper and Adams may not win
by such a large margin in the runoff
election, Tepper said.
"There's a good chance it could be
really close," Tepper said. "It's not
a matter of being visible any longer.
People need to decide which pair will
best meet their needs next year."
Sparger and Gillis attributed their
success in the election to their
emphasis on class involvement.
"Steve and Dave have a lot of
See SENIORS page 4
of the majority to protect the rights
of the minority.
However, Dickinson said the
results of the referendum will not
affect the majority of the congress
"The main effect of the referendum
will be to move fence-sitters," he said.
"I feel fairly confident about CGLA
Gene Davis, Student Congress
representative (Dist. 18), said the
results of the referendum leave him
no choice but to vote against CGLA
"If students are against it then I
feel that CGLA should not be
funded," he said.
See CGLA page 5