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Volume 96, Issue 36
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Py JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
; .Drop-add is a routine headache
each semester for most UNC stu
dents, but the hours spent in Woollen
Gym will only be a memory in two
A computerized phone-in registra
tion and drop-add system is being
installed at UNC and will be oper
ational , by.-Octoticr-1990, David
"Lanier, University registrar, said.
. "We've got the hardware and the
software already installed on cam
pus," he said. "We're putting the
By TAMMY BLACKARD
I Only 100 miles from Chapel Hill,
there are cases of oppression and
injustice similar to those in South
Africa and Central America, said the
moderator for the forum "Struggling
for Freedom in Robeson County"
The forum, sponsored by the
Student Action Union and the Native
American Solidarity Group, included
Eleanor Jacobs, Timothy Jacobs'
mother, and Alan Gregory, part of
the Christie Institute South and of
the defense team for Eddie Hatcher
and Timothy Jacobs. Hatcher had
helped arrange the forum and was
scheduled to speak until he disap
peared after bail was rescinded for
him and Jacobs and they were told
to return to jail. ,
By KYLE HUDSON
With wide bipartisan support in
.hand, the U.S. House of Represen
tatives will debate a massive anti-drug
bill this week, with Democratic
leaders allowing debate, on amend
ments that are attractive to their
To many, the effort for a bipartisan
; anti-drug initiative comes at a time
;when the Democratic Party wants to
deflect Republican criticism that the
; Democrats are soft on drugs.
100 More than Less than
Total of 75 of 75 of
preregistered classes classes classes
students 13,400 63 21 16
Freshmen 3,151 48 30 22
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with Ada Haylor at the Orange County Democratic Headquarters
system together. It's going to be a
reality; it's just going to take us a while
to put it together."
Switching student records from the
old system to the new one is time
consuming, Lanier said. N.C. State
and other universities were able to
use a phone system with their present
computer network, but UNC's system
needed to be reorganized, he said.
"It's kind of like putting a race car ,
engine in a Model T Ford," he said.
But Woollen Gym hasn't seen its
final days of drop-add. This year's
process-was even more crowded than
Hatcher, 30, and Jacobs, 20, were
arrested Feb. 1 by an FBI agent for
taking hostages at the Robesonian,
the local Robeson County news
paper. The two were demanding
investigations into their charges of
corruption and racial oppression in
the county among local government
and law enforcement officials.
"It's been a harsh struggle the past
several months," Mrs. Jacobs said. "It
seems we get more support away from
home. At least a lot of people are
more aware of the problem now than
they were in February.
"I'm not going to stop how IVe
gone too far," she said. "I sleep with
two shotguns and a pistol under the
bed. We've gotten one phone call
telling me to back off, but I'm not
going to back off . . . Timothy is my
e to debate amend inriieiiits to popylar aoti
The House will begin the debate
over 30 proposed amendments Wed
nesday and may vote on the bill as
early as Friday, said George Mair,
House Speaker Jim Wright's chief
Mair denied that Wright is allow
ing debate on such a large number
of amendments to rush a bipartisan
bill through and make his party look
stronger on the drug issue before
"Youll be hard-pressed to find a
single person in the United States who
What is moral is
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, September 7, 1988
last year's, Lanier said.
Last week, 10,705 students turned
in drop-add forms to complete or
rearrange their fall schedules. That's
349 more than last year, an increase
of about 3.4 percent.
The busiest day was Aug. 3 1 , when
more than 4,455 students filled
Woollen Gym and trailed down the
sidewalk in a line that meant a wait
of oat, least two hours for many,
More freshmen preregistered this
year than in 1987, but . total fall
registrations during the first week of
Mrs. Jacobs has spoken around the
state to raise awareness of the charges
of oppression in Robeson County
since the Feb. 1 incident.
Judy Brooks, an activist in the
Hatcher-Jacobs case, told the
audience in Hamilton Hall that it
needed to question events and offi
cials in Robeson County.
"Money and drugs talk in Robeson
County," Brooks said. "That's why
Timothy and Eddie don't have that
much support there. There are too
many people involved. Eddie and
Timothy were pushed into a coriier
(when- they took over the
Mary Sanderson, a member of the
Robeson Defense Committee, said
she heard "through the grapevine"
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doesn't want to do something about
drugs," Mair said. "The essence of the
legislative process is compromise and
The bill, officially titled the Omni
bus Drug Initiative Act, will pour
more money into virtually every front
of the war on drugs, from rehabil
itation to law enforcement.
A similar bill is pending in the
Senate and is expected to pass Nvith
The bill is unusually large because
it is actually the product of the
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
It's spring semester. You preregis
ter for 15 hours. You eagerly antic
ipate taking all these classes, some of
which you need to graduate.
Flash ahead a few months to
summer. You get your registration
card in the mail. Much to your
dismay, you only have two classes,
one of which was an alternate any
way. With dread, you anticipate
getting up at 4 a.m. to go to drop-
what you feel good after. Ernest Hemingway
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By DANIEL CONOVER
Staff Writer .
Fourth District U.S. Congressman
David Price unofficially kicked off his
Orange County re-election campaign
when he spoke to an overflow crowd
at the Orange County Democratic
Headquarters opening celebration
Price used the event to meet with
Orange County Democrats and drum
up support in a traditional district
Price, who is being challenged in
his re-election bid by Republican
candidate Tom Fetzer, tried to
preempt expected negative campaign
rhetoric from his opponent.
"You're going to be amazed to
learn how many times I tried to raise
your taxes," Price said.
school, about 5,929, were higher than
last year', Lanier said.
Students say adding necessary
classes to their schedules, even after
a day in Woollen Gym, is sometimes
"I'm still waiting," Annette Roche,
a junior from Wooster, Ohio, said
Tuesday. "I still don't have enough
hours. The professors need to let
.peopleia whonesd- the classes and
they need to make a decision (about
enrollment arid available space)
. earlier than the last day of prereg
istration. If they decide the classes I
Eleanor Jacobs, mother
combined labors of 10 congressional
committees, said Edith Wooten, press
assistant to N.C. Rep. Tim Valentine.
Some confusion remains over the
price tag Congress will affix to the
final version of the anti-drug legis
lation. Estimates have ranged
between $1.5 and $2 billion annually;
but estimates by the' Congressional
Budget Office show the programs
provided for in the bill would cost
between $4.2 and $6.1 billion dollars
in 1989 alone, Wooten said.
Conservatives and liberals alike .
This scenario probably sounds'
familiar to many UNC students. The
lines at drop-add can attest to the fact
that many students were not happy
with their schedules.
But how many students in fact got
the classes they preregistered for?
University Registrar David Lanier
said Tuesday that 63 percent of
continuing students, including grad
uate students, and 48 percent of
freshmen who preregistered got all
Responding to charges that Fetzer
is planning and conducting a negative
campaign, Price said, "WeVe had our
fill of that in North Carolina."
Orange County is a traditionally
Democratic area, illustrated by the
unopposed candidacies of two incum
bent state representatives, but Repub
licans have gained in recent elections.
"There used to be a six-to-one ratio
(of Democratic to Republican regis
tered voters) in North Carolina," said
Don Hartmon, Price's Orange
County campaign chairman. "I
understand it's down to 2.5-to-one
Price and other local Democrats
gave much of the credit for this
change to Governor Jim Martin, but
they criticized his role in changing the
state's political climate. -
. need are full on Thursday, what am
I going to do?"
Lanier said there is not an overall
shortage of classes, but popular
classes can't always accommodate all
the students who would like to enroll,
Perspective requirements also affect
thei availability o'f certain classes, he
"We're getting more overlap on
evervone wanting to take the; same
thing," Lanier said. "There's compe-
tition3 in particular courses: I don't
think there will ever be a time when
there's enough courses for everyone
of Timothy Jacobs, speaks as part
have applauded the bill, but both
camps say it will have little effect on
the elections in November.
"The war on drugs will be a top
priority in the Bush campaign," said
George Bush's press secretary David
Sandor, adding that the average voter
will see Democrat Michael Dukakis
as weak on drugs and crime regardless
of bipartisan drug initiatives.
Peggy Connolly, director of com
munications for the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Commit
rate low, registrar says
their courses., This includes students
who may have gotten courses they
listed as alternates, he said.
These numbers do not change
much from semester to semester,
Lanier said, but they "are not getting
"Sixty-three percent is pretty low,"
Lanier said. "I'd like to see at least
80 percent of students getting a full
schedule, but I think that would be
hard to obtain here."
Lanier said the new University
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State Rep. Joe Hackney blamed
Martin for blocking the legislative
"You run into one obstacle (in the
legislature), and that's Jim Martin,"
Hackney said. "He's spent the last
four years trying to build the Repub-.
State Sen. Russell Walker carried
the theme even further. . "The exec
utive branch stymies a lot of things,"
Walker said. "He (Martin) has
worked only towards building the
Republican Party in North
Hartmon said it was unclear how
strong, the Republican Party has
become in North Carolina. He cited
a Washington magazine article which
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who wants to take them."
But the long lines in the gym are
accepted, for the most part, as a
,' "It's a hassle to have to wait in line
all day," Chuck Taylor, a freshman
from Rye, N.Y., said. "But I guess
this is part of college and I guess I
have to live with it."
While waiting for the $450,000
nhone svstem to be imnlemented.
- students can already try out one
aspect of the new phone-in system by
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of a panel in Hamilton Hall
tee, said the drug bill arose , from
public sentiment and concern, not
Democratic political maneuvering.
"The Republicans tried to use
drugs as a cutting issue in 1986, and
it HiHnV unrV MVifnirl T Hrmt thinV
the drug issue will have a cutting
influence on any of the races." -
Rep. David Price, who represents
Chapel Hill, plans to vote for the bill,
said press secretary Rachel Perry.
"The bottom line is that drugs are
, not a partisan issue," she said.
telephone registration system may
alleviate some of the problems. For
instance, he said, students will be able
to select alternate courses after they
know what courses are not available.
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i nc implementation oi me pers
pective system in fall .1984 has led
students to think that classes are -scarcer
than they are. This has caused
excessive demand for certain classes,
leading to the impression that all
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