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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 135
Monday, February 22, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Elections Board chairwoman Julie
Miller rejected an appeal from third
place finisher Keith Poston Friday
that, if accepted, would have required
a re-election for student body
Poston had placed the appeal
Wednesday, claiming a front-page
article in last Tuesday's Daily Tar
Heel had a negative influence on his
campaign. In his appeal, he asked to
be included in Tuesday's student body
president runoff election between
By MIKE BERAROINO
It took the Temple Owls about two
hours Sunday afternoon to dispel two
recurring myths of the college bas
First, Temple's breathtaking 83-66
Smith Center destruction of North
Carolina proved that the Owls,
America's much-maligned No. 1
team, deserve their lofty ranking.
Moreover, the runaway victory,
UNC's worst defeat in eight years,
alerted this nation's hoops commu
nity to the fifth-ranked Tar Heels'
In the process Temple served to
disavow thousands of observers, both
those in attendance and watching on
national television, of the notion that
this year's North Carolina team was
another in a long line of smooth
"There's a fine line between being
an average team and a good team,
a good team and a great team," said
UNC guard Jeff Lebo, who scored
a team-high 18 points, including five
three-pointers, and dished out seven
assists. "I think we're a good team,
;but this game showed us weVe got
; a lot of work to do to get over that
fine line and become a great team."
On Sunday greatness belonged to
the Owls, a team whose detractors
insist lacks the depth and offensive
consistency to make it to the Final
Four. For a 10-minute span at the
start of the second half, they were
darn near perfect. Down 39-34 after
one half, Temple roared out of the
locker room to outscore the Tar Heels
19-0 over the first 6:38.
The loss, only UNC's third-ever in
the Smith Center, dropped the ACC
leading Tar Heels to 20-4 overall.
Temple, whose only loss this season
was a 59-58 setback on the road to
Nevada-Las Vegas, improved to 22
1 with its eighth straight win.
After a Lebo four-point play (he
was fouled in treyland and converted
"the free throw), the Owls extended
their run to 21-4 over 10:12. In a
stretch of futility reminiscent of
UNC's scoring drought against Vil
lanova in the 1985 NCAA Tourna
ment, the Tar Heels turned the ball
over nine times and went l-of-10 from
"You could kind of sense a little
bit of panic on their part," Temple
swingman Mike Vreeswyk said of the
Tar Heels. "We tried to step it up
on defense, and they just kept coming
Vice chancellor accepts post
at the UeiversitY of Michigan
By MARK FOLK
Farris Womack, UNC chief finan
cial officer and state controller, will
take over July 1 as vice president and
chief financial officer at the Univer
sity of Michigan.
At Michigan, Womack will be
responsible for the general adminis
tration of finance in the University
of Michigan system, overseeing a
$1.32 billion budget.
Womack, who has been at UNC
for five and a half years, said he is
going to miss UNC.
"I'm very sad to be leaving this
University," Womack said. "But I feel
real good about the accomplishments
weVe had. I've certainly had a lot of
Kevin Martin and Bill Yelverton.
In a letter sent to Poston Friday,
Miller said there is no provision in
the election bylaws that would allow
for a third candidate in runoff
elections. Miller also said the situa
tion did not merit a complete re
election. "It is my decision that the media
coverage is not of enough significance
to call for re-election," she wrote.
down and quick-shooting. They got
a bit out of character.
Vreeswyk, a 6-foot-7 junior who
scored 18 of his game-high 26 points
after intermission, started the Owls'
megarun with a follow shot 16
seconds into the half. Temple's next
fun working here."
UNC Chancellor Christopher
Fordham said he was sorry to see
Womack leaving his post at UNC.
"I regret his leaving," Fordham
said. "But I'm grateful for all the good
things that he's done for the
As chief financial officer, Womack
drew praise for his role in more than
doubling UNC's endowment, Ford
In addition to serving as financial
officer, Womack became state con
troller in January 1987 after state and
University officials agreed to allow
him to hold both posts.
He said that his goal at that time
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Poston said Thursday he does not
plan to take his appeal any further.
The next step in the appeal process
would require Poston to submit a
written appeal within 48 hours to the
entire Elections Board, which could
overrule the chairwoman.
"I don't plan on pursuing a new
election," Poston said. "I dont think
it's good for me or for the democratic
process on this campus."
He also said he would have taken
himself out of the race if Miller had
ruled in favor of his appeal.
"I don't want to put myself or the
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Mike Vreeswyk harasses UNC's Steve Bucknall Sunday
five points came from freshman guard
Mark Macon, an immense talent who
had 15 of his 19 down the stretch.
Macon darted out from a maze of
low-post screens to nail a three-
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was to establish a uniform accounting
system for the state within 12 to 18
months. Once that was done, Wom
ack said he would devote more time
to his campus job.
Womack spends the majority of his
time in his job as state controller
according to his employment con
tract. The University and N.C.'s
Department of Administration share
the cost of his $ 102,000 annual salary.
Womack had been considered for
the presidency of the University of
Central Arkansas, but he withdrew
his name in December. He had also
been mentioned as a possible succes
sor to Fordham, who will step down
at the end of June.
people who worked for me through
another week of that," Poston said.
Poston originally lodged the appeal
in protest of an article that appeared
in last Tuesday's DTH concerning
anti-CGLA fliers Poston distributed
before the elections.
The fliers described his opposition'
to the use of student activities fees
to fund the CGLA and included
excerpts from an AIDS guidelines
pamphlet kept in the CGLA office.
Poston called the article "bad
journalism," saying he was given no
chance to respond to "half-truths and
DTH Janet Jarman
UiMversity must lace its
DFoMemSc, Fordham says
By MARK SHAVER
North Carolina must invest
more in UNC or the quality of the
University will decline, Chancellor
Christopher Fordham told the
Faculty Council at its meeting
Fordham, who was responding
to a recent management audit that
said the University is "coasting on
its former glory," said the state, the
UNC system and the University
have not addressed serious prob
lems at UNC.
These problems include non
competitive salary and fringe
benefits for faculty and staff and
the negative effects of 1970's
inflation and the recession of early
1980 on department budgets.
Another problem is the Universi
ty's failure to plan for maintaining
the University's physical plant,
innuendos" before voters took to the
Poston said lodging an appeal was
the best way to publicize his concerns
about campaign media coverage.
Simply filing a complaint with the
Elections Board would not have
garnered enough response, he said.
"I want to prevent this from
happening again," Poston said. "I'm
not out to further my campaign."
In her letter to Poston, Miller said
it was her duty as Elections Board
chairwoman to "negotiate with the
media in question to try to get an
By MARK SHAVER
Chancellor Christopher Fordham
announced at Friday's Faculty Coun
cil meeting that he would not forward
a proposal for a parking deck near
Craige Residence Hall to the UNC
Board of Trustees.
The proposed deck would have
cost $12.2 million and created 1,480
parking spaces. The planning and
design of the deck had already been
approved by the N.C. General
Assembly and the BOT.
"More work is needed on the
proposal," Fordham said. "We're still
working to come up with the best way
to get the job done."
Since there is almost no chance that
the state will fund the construction
of the parking deck, the University
will have to seek other funding
sources, Fordham said.
"It's not going to be easy to find
someone else to pay for it," he said.
Parking officials had proposed
increasing permit fees to pay for the
A number of faculty, staff and
students had reacted angrily to the
proposal to raise fees to pay for the
But without a parking deck pro
posal, parking fees will not be
increased next year as drastically as
had been suggested, said Claude
Swecker, associate vice chancellor for
The administration will probably
propose a 10 percent increase in
permit fees to the BOT, Swecker said.
The largest permit fee increase would
therefore amount to about $20.
The 10 percent increase is the
smallest possible that will maintain
the current level of parking and traffic
services, he said.
Despite Fordham's announce
ment, employees unhappy with the
administration's handling of the
equipment and libraries.
"The increasing size and com
plexity of the population and the
society, and growing regional pride
and political organization, have
made it more difficult for the states
as a whole to rally to the support
of single institutions," Fordham
But the state must invest more
money in the University to main
tain its excellence, he said.
While it takes generations to
build a quality university, it takes
far less to produce its decline,
George Kennedy, faculty chair
man, said the audit was a "window
of opportunity" to express the
"We need to keep up the pres
sure," Kennedy said. "We need to
keep the matter before the public."
At the council meeting, the
adequate chance for the candidate to
respond." Miller said she contacted
the DTH about the article and felt
that "no malice was intended" on the
part of the newspaper.
"This article did not appear to
contain false information," she wrote.
"It was a response to campaign
materials in which you were able to
Poston said although he was
pleased with Miller's response, he still
thinks candidates in future elections
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parking problem will go ahead with
a petition drive and an informal rally
Employees and others who want
to express their dissatisfaction with
the parking situation will gather at
South Building at lunchtime Wednes
day, said Peter Schledorn, a library
technical assistant and one of those
spreading the word on the gathering.
Many employees are upset that the
administration hasn't attempted to
find ways to pay for the deck other
than through higher parking lees,
"Friday I had somebody come up
to me and say that these parking fees
are obscene," he said. "Parking is the
only thing that comes solely out of
our own pockets. It's sort of like
making us pay for our own desks.
With the high fees, people are
beginning to question whether
whether it's worth working at the
Low salaries and the high cost of
living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
force many employees to drive to
work from areas that are less expen
sive to live in, Schledorn said.
People who have to drive have to
park, he said.
"Part of the resentment is that
people are forced to come and park
because they can't afford to live where
there are commuter services," he said.
Doug Morris, a North Carolina
Memorial Hospital radiology engi
neer, initiated a petition that he says
now has more than 3,000 University
and hospital employee signatures.
The petition asks that the admin
istration and the Board of Trustees
look for ways to fund the parking
deck other than through higher fees,
"It's crazy what they're doing to
us now," he said. "It's going to get
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members accepted a report from
the faculty welfare committee
supporting Fordham's statement
that faculty compensation is
Fringe benefits are extremely
low compared to private industry
and other state-supported univer
sities, the report said.
The report cited American Asso
ciation of University Professors
statistics that ranked UNC 12th out
of 13 comparable universities in the
level of fringe benefits paid to
Pension and disability benefits
are especially inadequate, the
Of the top 20 universities named
in a U.S. News and World Report
poll of college presidents, UNC
ranked 19th in salary and total
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