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Thursday, July 14,1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Muslfoirooinms iroled! out In stydeirot death
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
Although senior David Mantey's
death from a fall from a Granville
Towers window was rumored to be
caused by hallucinogenic mush
rooms, it was ruled accidental last
week by the state medical examiner's
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After Mantey's death in March,
many students and his girlfriend of
three years said they suspected he had
experimented with the mushrooms,
which contain the drug psilocybin, on
the night of his death. Mantey had
gone to visit friends at Granville.
Dr. Deborah Radisch, assistant
chief of the state Medical Examiner's .
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office, ruled the death accidental after
tests for prescription and other drugs
and alcohol were completed. While
no traces of psilocybin were detected,
amounts strong enough to affect his
behavior but too small to be detected
could have been in his blood, she said.
"I cant rule it out . . . but that
definitely is speculating," she said. v
Student activists hold
to unify movement
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
About 200 student activists from
across the country will meet in the
Carolina Union Friday through
Sunday to discuss peace and social
justice as they work toward a unified
national student movement (NSM).
Program coordinator Joel Segal
said "The Unity Meeting" will also
serve as a preview to the Democratic
convention in Atlanta. Many of the
weekend convention's participants
will go to Atlanta with a clear idea
of national student concerns, he said.
"We're at a point in time in this
country where we have historic
opportunities to move America in a
progressive direction," said Joel
Sipress, a graduate student in history
and an organizer of the event. "The
role the student movement can play
is just being one element of a broad
coalition ranging from church groups
who are concerned with foreign
policy to the labor movement con
cerned with the loss of decent jobs.
"The student movement needs to
begin to see itself as part of a broad
movement and as a catalyst, bringing
new ideas forward."
The meeting is a follow-up to the
National Student Convention held at
Rutgers University in February,
which 700 students attended.
The convention at Rutgers did not
establish a clear idea of what a
national student movement should
be, Segal said, so members of the
UNC-NSM decided to follow up on
it. This weekend should give activists
a chance to establish a statement of
purpose and a name for the network,
Segal, a graduate in law, said it is
important to be unified before the
convention so students can go to
Atlanta with a clear view of student
opinions on Star Wars, apartheid,
declining wages, declining civil rights,
governmental covert action, racism
and child care.
"This is going to be a Os move
ment," he said. "Well do whatever
it takes to be politically effective. We
want this movement to have a very
"This isnt going to be a protest
movement. It's going to be a very
Speakers at the workshop include
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surprise her, she said, but she was
hoping the tests would turn up a cause
The autopsy report now goes back
to the Chapel Hill police for further
investigation. The police had not
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black feminist author Barbara Smith;
Margo Crawford, the new director of
the Black Cultural Center; and Mutaz
Gamble Quail, a spokesman for the
National Association of Black Stu
dents for Educational Achievement.
"We were making a special effort
for this conference of working with
established black networks becasue
one of our goals is to make this a
mutliracial netwrok," Sipress said.
"The feeling was that the process
of building national unity must
continue," Segal said. "If we're going
to change this country around, weVe
really got to be unified. This is a
political strategy to get cohesion,
share resources and build
Participants are mostly students
and recent graduates, as well as some
active community organizers, he said.
"We want to open up chapters all
over the country and also in the high
schools so we can become a more
political organization and have a
greater effect. It's not just a Band
Participants from as far west as
California and as far north as Chi
cago will stay in conference housing
on campus. Area restaurants contrib
uted food for the weekend.
The meeting is open to the public
with a $15 registration fee. Work
shops will meet Friday night and
Saturday, with a party Saturday
In This Issue
charged page 3
heat up page 2
news pages 4, 5
reviews pages 7, 8
to life at
UNC pages 11-38
Kansas page 38
Opinion . . .pages 43-45
comics. . .pages 47, 48