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Cartoonist Kate Palmer displays her caricature of the "typical" editorial page Monday night
Cartoonists share samples,
anecdotes in symposium
By CHRIS SONTCHI
Six editorial cartoonists from
across the nation delighted an
audience of 60 people with samples
of their silly to serious work as part
of the 1988 Carolina Symposium
in Memorial Hall Monday night.
Dwane Powell, a cartoonist for
The News and Observer, said he,
like many cartoonists, "backed"
into the profession.
"I started drawing caricatures of
my teachers in grade school," he
said. "What we're doing now is the
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By AMY WINSLOW
Assistant State & National Editor
Although racial tensions surround
ing Robeson County may continue
to escalate, the death of a Lumbee
Indian Superior Court candidate has
at least forged the oppressed factions
together, according to Indian stu
dents from the county and officials
close to the case.
"Hopefully, this will help raise
Town citizens voice opinions
on proposed legislation at forum
By REBECCA NESBIT
Citizens voiced little opposition to
a series of potential legislative
requests at a public forum held by
the Chapel Hill Town Council Mon
Only four people raised concerns
about the potential proposals to the
General Assembly that would autho
rize various local ordinances.
Each year the town council takes
a retreat where its members discuss
potential requests to the General
Assembly for local bills. After public
forums are held, the council decides
whether or not to present the requests
to the legislature.
The legislature then decides
whether or not to authorize the town
to enact the respective ordinances.
The draft bills proposed this year
include an entertainment tax for large
facilities, tree protection regulations,
ordinances requiring disclosure of
financial interests of the mayor and
council and disclosure of campaign
finance information from candidates
for mayor and council seats.
One citizen spoke regarding the
entertainment tax for large facilities.
This proposal has been suggested
several times in recent years, but a
local bill for Chapel Hill has not been
requested. The council has supported
It 's a shame we can 't call a
Powell said he faced some par
ental opposition to his plans.
"When I told my father I wanted
to be a cartoonist, he said, 'I don't
know about you, but I work for
a living,' " Powell said.
"Every morning I read The News
and Observer, The Charlotte
Observer, and The Washington
Post," he said. "Then I go play
awareness," said Stephanie Locklear,
a sophomore from Pembroke. "Peo
ple who were indifferent before will
Julian Pierce, founder of the
Lumbee River Legal Services, died
Saturday of shotgun wounds. He
would have been the first Indian to
hold the Superior Court judgeship.
"As a judge, he would have repre
sented an end to the drug-based, old-
statewide legislation to authorize the
The entertainment tax would add
$1 to the admission price of events
held at facilities with seating capacity
greater than 15,000. Smith Center
and Kenan Stadium are currently the
only facilities in Chapel Hill that
would be subject to this ordinance.
The town manager has estimated
that this tax could generate up to
$660,000 for the town annually. This
total includes $240,000 from football
games in Kenan Stadium and
$420,000 from basketball games and
other events such as concerts in Smith
Chapel Hill resident Roland Gui
dez said this tax has three good
qualities. "It is the fairest, least painful
and most practical," he said.
"It is the fairest because it would
be the only tax on a luxury and no
one has to pay it if they don't want
to," he said. "It is the least painful
because it is primarily being paid by
other people who won't even know
they're paying it, and not by the
citizens of Chapel Hill."
Guidez compared the entertain
ment tax to the tax citizens pay when
they buy liquor. "It's a luxury and
we don't mind paying for that
luxury," he said.
There are already taxes on the
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Tuesday, March 29, 1988
racquetball for two hours."
Powell said it's often difficult to
think of an idea, but when one
comes, it's "like lightning strikes."
The response to his cartoons is
often negative and voluminous, he
said. He received 700 letters and
700 phone calls about a cartoon
he drew last summer criticizing
Kate Palmer, a former syndi
cated cartoonist and one of the few
women in the profession, enter
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unify community factions, students say
boy network that has been running
Robeson County," said Gayle Korot
kin, a staff attorney with Christie
Institute South, a non-profit legal
organization that deals in discrimi
nation cases. Attorneys from the
group represent the two Indians who
protested racism in the county by
holding hostages in a Lumberton
newspaper office Feb. 1.
Some fear that because of Pierce's
necessities of life such as food,
clothing and shelter, Guidez said.
This tax offers the University an
opportunity to help the town, Guidez
said. "The University should just
march with the town and say, Yes,
this is a chance for us to work together
with the town and help the citizens
of Chapel Hill.' "
This is an excellent time to move
forward and enact the tax because
the University administration is in
transition, he said.
Claire Cooperstein, local issues
chairwoman of the Sierra Club
Triangle Group, spoke on the pro
posed tree protection regulations
The town currently has authoriza
tion to regulate removal of trees on
public and private property in the
town limits. The proposed draft bill
would extend this authority to the
town's planning jurisdiction outside
the town limits, and would include
requirements to protect soil around
Cooperstein said she and her group
support this proposal but requested
two alterations. The protection of
shrubs should be added to the
proposed ordinance, and instead of
just protecting the soil surrounding
trees, the ordinance should protect all
soil on public and private property.
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UNC Stafemrft Stores
By ROBIN CURTIS
Student activity in the Pit will not
be disrupted this spring by the
renovation of UNC Student Stores
as originally planned, Rutledge Tufts,
store general manager, said Monday.
In an effort to minimize the
construction's impact on students,
planning officials initially scheduled
renovations to begin in January and
to conclude in August, Tufts said.
Officials did not want construction
to interfere with book rushes in the
spring and fall, he said.
"Our original goal was to affect
students as little as possible," Tufts
Tom Shumate, a consulting archi
tect with the UNC Facilities and
Planning Design Office, said con
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By R.L. INGLE
Information about the death of
David Mantey, the UNC student who
apparently fell from a Granville
Towers West window Saturday night,
is still sketchy.
Mantey, a 22-year-old math major
from Wilmington, died after falling
from the residence hall between 8 and
9 p.m. Saturday. Police officials said
Monday they had not determined
which window or which floor he fell
"We have no reason to suspect foul
play or suicide," Jane Cousins,
Chapel Hill Police Department
planner, said Monday. "It looks like
an unfortunate accident."
Police are continuing their inves
tigation of the incident.
killing, citizens will be too scared to
voice protests against discrimination
in Robeson County, but Korotkin
said it will further band people
"People have already been intim
idated; now they're angry," she said.
"Anybody that was sitting on the
fence has moved now. It has galvan
ized people together."
Pierce's opponent, Joe Freeman
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struction has been delayed because
planning officials did not receive the
necessary number of estimates from
"There was a lack of interest on
the part of contractors," he said.
When soliciting bids, planning
officials specified that contractors
would be fined if they failed to comply
with construction deadlines, Tufts
"In order to encourage them to
meet deadlines, we used penalties,"
Because of the time constraints and
monetary penalties, contractors
either chose to increase their bidding
estimates, or not to submit estimates,
Because of the poor response,
planning officials have reduced the
Test results showed no alcohol in
Mantey's blood, according to Orange
County Medical Examiner William
Oliver. Toxicology test results that
could indicate drug use may not be
available for up to a month, he said.
An autopsy will not be done unless
.the family requests it he said.
A source at Granville Towers West
said that there were parties going on
in the residence hall Saturday night,
but didn't know if drugs were
. involved in the incident.
"Police are investigating and IVe
been instructed not to speculate on
those things by Granville authorities,"
the source said.
The source also said that Mantey
did not land in a trash dumpster, as
was reported Sunday by the Orange
County Rescue Squad.
Britt, has been district attorney in the
county for 14 years and will resume
his position unless a write-in candi
date is elected, according to guidelines
set by the N.C. State Board of
But Britt, while he is effective at
his job, is also effective at promoting
racism and discrimination, said
Cedric Woods, a freshman Lumbee
Indian from Pembroke.
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scope of the renovation project and
simplified construction plans, Tufts
According to the revised construc
tion proposal, a vestibule will not be
added to the entrance of the Student
Stores, and utility pipes will not be
relocated as originally planned.
"We have made some decisions
that will reduce the scope and the
complexity of the work," said Shum
ate. "There will be no disruption or
change in the configuration of the Pit.
"The redesign is to be complete this
week. Hopefully, we will receive new
bids before the end of April."
Shumate said he hopes construc
tion will begin in June and conclude
in the late spring of 1989. Shumate
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Granville West tower manager
Mary McFarland could not be
reached for comment Monday.
Residents of Granville Towers
were reluctant to discuss the incident
Monday. Residents of the ninth floor,
where it was originally thought
Mantey fell fronv declined to com
ment to reporters.
The person who reported the
incident is listed on the police report
as Patricia Mann-Castle, who is not
a resident of Granville Towers. The
phone number listed on the police
report is the number of the front desk
at Granville Towers West. The
woman did not give an address to
Mantey's funeral will be held
Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Messiah
Lutheran Church in Wilmington.
"(Pierce) was the last main unifying
force," said Woods. "There's nobody
that has enough respect to hold the
And although the incident has
brought together Indians and blacks
each of whom make up about a
third of the county's population
there is no longer any leadership or
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the Pit Monday, urging them to investigate their
personal beliefs. See story, page 6.