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Copyright 19S8 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 137
Wednesday, February 24, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By BARBARA LINN
Jimmy Randolph defeated Barry
Cobb in the runoff election for
Residence Hall Association president
Tuesday night with about 55 percent
of the vote, according to unofficial
Randolph grabbed an early lead
and never looked back, losing only
four voting districts, including Cobb's
home district, Hinton James.
Cobb won the original election last
Tuesday with 43 percent of the vote
to Randolph's 29 percent.
Randolph said he was looking
forward to starting his job and was
thankful to his campaign workers. )
"I wanted it to turn out this way,
but I thought it w ould be a lot closer,"
- Cobb said he hoped to pull out the
election with the returns from the
districts that were reported last.
- "I didn't change my runoff cam
paign much," Cobb said. "My plat
form is still the same. I stuck with
what had done well for me before."
Cobb said he thought Randolph
would do a good job as RHA
president. "I hope all the people who
gave him their vote made the right
decision," Cobb said.
The endorsement of Randolph
made by RHA officials had a major
impact on the outcome of the elec
tion, Cobb and Randolph agreed.
"So many insiders came out in
support of me," Randolph said. "I
knew that would make a difference
and it did. I worked harder this time
(during the runoffs), but this lead is
the result of the vote of confidence
from RHA leaders."
Cobb said he was disappointed that
the RHA endorsements of Randolph
came after the original election.
"I think the endorsements make all
the difference," Cobb said. "I was
disappointed that a lot of the people
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By MARK SHAVER
CIA interviews with UNC law
students were called off Tuesday
morning after anti-CIA protesters
surprised a CIA recruiter in front
of the hotel room where he had
planned to hold interviews.
Someone spilled a red liquid in
front of the recruiter's room at the
University Inn, several witnesses
"They chased him out of the
parking lot," said Charles Not
tingham, the hotel's general man
ager. "It was kind of silly."
About 15 protesters were at the
hotel, witnesses said.
With a car and motorcycle,
several protesters followed the
recruiter down 1-40 to make sure
he wasn't going back to UNC to
continue recruiting, said Joey
Templeton, one of the protesters.
The protest and cancellation
angered several of the law students
who were to have been
"We interviewees were left out
in the cold," said Diane Mage, a
UNC law student. "The CIA and
its activities were not on trial.
What was on trial was our right
to be interviewed."
A law school placement officer
drove her to the interview, Mage
said, and when she arrived the
Grouip sponsors candlelight vigil to protest apartheid, racism
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
Holding candles and standing in a
circle, about 40 students and area
residents gathered to protest apar
theid and domestic racism in front
of the Franklin Street post office
The 45-minute candlelight vigil,
which was sponsored by UNC's
Action Against Apartheid (AAA),
was the second of three vigils sched
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protesters and the recruiter were
outside the hotel room door.
"One girl screamed: 'Think what
you're doing! Think what you're
doing!' " Mage said.
Mage said she left after a few
The protest lasted no more than
10 minutes, witnesses said.
The night before the CIA visit,
the protesters rented a room next
door to the recruiter and five of
them spent the night there, Tem
The protesters would not say
how they found out the recruiter
was staying at the hotel.
The protest was not very con
frontational, Nottingham said.
"(The CIA recruiter) was very
embarrassed and very apologetic,"
he said. "He didn't say anything
mean to them, that I saw."
The protesters were not hostile
either, Nottingham said.
"They didn't say any unkind
things other than shouting slo
gans," he said. "It was almost like
these people wanted to create a
problem so they could make a
statement. It was not a problem
for us. It was more a problem for
See PROTEST page 6
uled to show support for anti
AAA member Gretchen Knight, a
sophomore from Chapel Hill, said the
vigil was held this week to honor the
death of civil rights leader Malcolm
X, who was assassinated Feb. 21,
Knight said the vigils have four
primary long-term goals:
Gaining a stay of execution for
the "Sharpville Six," a group of six
Curiosity has its own reason. Albert
Joe Andronaco cheer as the final
nates wins, editorship of BTH
By HELEN JONES
Jean Lutes defeated Donna Lein
wand in the runoff election for Daily
Tar Heel editor Tuesday night with
60 percent of the vote, according to
unofficial election results.
Lutes won the original election
with about 45 percent of the vote.
"I'm very excited," Lutes said
Lutes said it was ironic that she
won with so little campaign organ
ization, running most of it herself by
"I'm not a politician," she said. "I'm
Lutes said the support of DTH
staff members, student government
leaders and people in student groups
she had contact with as university
news editor in the past year was a
key to her victory.
"I think there was a core of students
who already thought I was the one
for the job whom I didn't have to
convince," Lutes said.
Lutes led the race at the first
unofficial election returns at about
8:30 p.m., and when the last results
were posted at about 10:30 p.m., she
had lost only one voting district.
Leinwand said Tuesday night that
she thinks Lutes is well qualified to
be editor and will do a good job.
"I have a lot of respect for Jean
as a journalist," Leinwand said. "It
was tough competition."
Leinwand said her major failing
was that she is not a politician and
did not have experience in organizing
black political activists on South
Africa's death row;
a forcing complete U.S. corporate
divestment of funds in South Africa
B recognizing the African National
Congress as the official media repre
sentative for the people of South
B stressing equal access to educa
tion for all Americans, regardless of
returns are posted in Bingham Hall
a "political machine."
Leinwand questioned whether the
DTH editor should be elected by the
general student body. Students she
had talked to seemed unsure how to
choose the person most capable of
implementing campaign ideas, she
Leinwand said she wants to take
a break from writing for the DTH
to work for RACIAL, a campus
organization that promotes interac
tion between black and white frater
nities and sororities.
However, Leinwand said she may
be interested later in working on in
depth investigative stories for the
"I think it would be to my benefit
to broaden my experience," Lein
Lutes said she thought Leinwand
had run a good campaign.
"She worked very hard," Lutes
said. "I'd like to work with Donna.
She's a very talented journalist."
Lutes said she has not talked to
Leinwand about a specific position
on the paper, but she said she is sure
that Kathy Peters, who finished third
in the original election, will work on
the DTH staff.
Interviewing for desk editors and
editorial writers will be her first
priority as editor, Lutes said. Mon
day's edition will be her first as editor.
"I have a lot of changes I want to
make, and I don't have much time,"
See EDITOR page 7
Jimmy Ellis, a graduate student
from South Africa, told the crowd
that their candles represented the
desire to end apartheid.
"You carry these candles as sym
bols of hope," Ellis said. "If we work
hard, justice will come in our time."
People must stay aware of South
Africa's problems, despite decreased
media coverage of the issue in recent
months, Ellis said.
"We don't hear about it anymore.
By MARK FOLK
and JUSTIN McGUIRE
Kevin Martin defeated Bill Yelver
ton in the runoff election for student
body president Tuesday night with
about 56 percent of the vote, accord
ing to unofficial election results.
Martin took an assertive lead when
the first returns were reported at
about 8:30 p.m. and won all but six
of the voting districts.
Yelverton won the original election
last Tuesday with about 36 percent
of the vote to Martin's 18 percent.
Martin said he was very surprised
by the results.
"I'm unexpectedly excited," Martin
said. "I knew we were going to do
better (than in the original election),
but I had no idea that we'd do this
The difference in the runoff elec
tion was the effective use of campaign
supporters, Martin said.
"The people working for me made
all the difference in the world," he
said. "Although I had the supporters
in the first election, I learned how
to use them better in this one."
The results of the first election
helped Martin to prepare his cam
paign for the runoff, Martin said.
More-of-Ms supporters campaigned
in residence halls, handed out fliers
and talked to students on campus,
"I handled my supporters a lot
better in this election," Martin said.
"The excitement my supporters
showed throughout my campaign
helped out a lot."
Martin said Yelverton deserved a
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but it's still happening," he said. "The
house of apartheid is still there."
AAA member Dale McKinley
agreed that UNC students should not
stop working to end apartheid,
despite the University's announce
ment in October that it was divesting
funds from companies doing business
with South Africa.
"It's so easy to become totally
complacent," McKinley said. "Apar
theid is not dead, and anti-apartheid
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lot of credit and he hoped Yelverton
will be willing to work with him.
"He (Yelverton) is a really great
person and ran a super campaign,"
Martin said. "He has a good sense
of what student government should
be involved in."
Yelverton said Martin was effective
at getting people to support him.
"I'd like to congratulate Kevin on
getting people to vote for him," he
said. "He played the game of politics
Yelverton also said he was very
pleased with the way his supporters
"I'm really proud of our cam
paign," he said. "I'd like to thank all
the people who worked so hard for
Martin said his first step, after
being inaugurated March 1, will be
to set up new officers in the executive
"I want to really get some good
people in student government," he
said. "We need to get people involved
Although Yelverton said he plans
to work with student government in
some capacity, he said he was not sure
if it would be with the executive
Brian Bailey, current student body
president, said although he was a little
surprised by the results, he knew
Martin had gotten a lot of support
in the past week.
"I don't think Kevin tapped his
See SBP page 6
supporters celebrate Tuesday
work on this campus must continue.
Divestment is only a small part of
the anti-apartheid movement."
AAA member Cleo Manuel, a
junior from Fayetteville, said she was
happy with the number of partici
pants Tuesday night.
"I'm really pleased with the turn
out," she said. "If we can educate just
a few more people, it's worth it."
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