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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 42
By CEDRIC RICKS
Two Carmichael Residence Hall
residents were the victims of an armed
robbery at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday in a
Stadium Drive parking lot, UNC
police said Wednesday.
The suspect held the two students
at gunpoint and stole items valued
The suspect is described as a 6-foot,
200-pound black male, 22 to 25 years
old, with a heavy build, black hair
and a fair to light complexion. He
was wearing a white jersey, white
Bermuda shorts, white high-top
tennis shoes and was on foot.
One of the students said she and
her friend parked her car in front of
Teague Residence Hall. They got out
of the car and were talking when the
suspect approached them unnoticed.
The suspect said something to the
students, but they said they thought
By DANIEL CONOVER
Supporters of Republican congres-
sional , challenger Tom, Fetzer had .
things their way Tuesday when the
Orange County Board of Elections
approved their request to place the
4th District congressional race on a
separate ballot. .
The board split along partisan lines
in voting 2rl in favor of the motion,
but Fetzer press spokesman Bob
Harris said the change was not
designed to help Fetzer in his attempt
to unseat incumbent Rep. David
Chairwoman Barbara Faust and
Raymond Montgomery Sr., both
Republicans, voted for the proposal,
while Democrat Peg Parker voted
against it. -
An identical proposal previously
passed in Wake County by the same
Fetzer campaign chairman Tom
Farr introduced the proposal to the
board. Campaign attorney John
Wallace represented Price.
Harris said the change was pro
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Female students lined their porch Wednesday night to catch a
glimpse of Lewis dorm residents participating in their traditional
he was asking directions.
When the suspect pulled a gun, one
of the students said she thought it
was a joke. "I even laughed at him,"
she said. I had never seen a gun
before; I did not think it was real."
( The suspect asked for the students'
purses and then told them to look
down and walk away. The victims
went to Carmichael and reported the
Jerry Edwards, a sophomore Car
michael resident, saw the students
after the incident. ,
UI was in the hall when these two
girls were screaming," Edwards said.
UI thought they were joking. They ran
up to me, and they started telling me
that they were robbed. I realized they
Edwards signaled another resident
of Carmichael to call the police. The
police were dispatched at 1:38 a.m.
Police questioned the two students
posed to give the election greater
"I dont think it helps one side or
another," Harris said. "I think it helps:
the voter." 1 " '
But Wallace said, "Fetzer's cam
paign didn't want a prominent posi
tion on the ballot; they wanted to
deprive David Price of straight party
votes in Orange County."
The board's vote means a total of
seven ballots will be used in this fall's
election, Wallace said. A separate
ballot will be prepared for the Fetzer
Price election. .
The Orange County supervisor of
elections told the board the additional
ballot will cost taxpayers about
$1,500, Wallace said.
Wallace said the Fetzer campaign
was not interested in ballot
"The hypocrisy of the Fetzer
campaign can be demonstrated by
their failure to seek a rearrangement
of the Randolph County ballot," he
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and obtained composite pictures of
the suspect. Information from each
student was used to develop two
slightly different pictures.
Sgt. Rodney Carter, criminal
investigator for University Police,
said variations between the two
pictures are due to the individual
images each victim saw during the
robbery. "One girl concentrated on
the gun, while the other one on the
But Carter said the composites are
very similar. "There is no doubt in
my mind that both ladies saw the
Concerns about the safety of the
residents in and around Carmichael
prompted Area Director Anne Pres
nell to increase security measures,
Assistant Area Director Holly Hill
When the robber took one of the
students' purses, he also took her
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By KIMBERLY EDENS
A UNC student was assaulted
outside Manning Hall on Satur
day, but rumors that several rapes
recently occurred on campus are
false, police and University officials
The student was assaulted at
about 6 p.m. Saturday by a man
who followed her after she left the
Undergraduate Library. .
" He grabbed the woman outside
of Manning Hall but fled after she
bit him on the arm.
Police had no suspects Wednes
day evening. The woman described
her assailant as a black man about
5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and
Fioainice committee clhair
By HELEN JONES
Gretchen Knight, a junior from
Chapel Hill, was elected Student
Congress's finance committee chair
woman at Wednesday night's first fall
Knight (Dist. 20), a political science
and RTVMP major, was the sole
nominee for the position. Eleven
Student Congress members voted for
her, and two abstained.
, She will serve until the April 1989
election, after the budget hearing
annual streak. Clad only in athletic footwear and strategic headgear,
the.streakers toured North Campus dorms at 1 1 p.m.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
keys. Room keys also open an outside
door, so all doors in Carmichael were
locked at 8 p.m. Entrance is mon
itored, allowing residents to move
through one front door only. Stu
dents entering the residence hall must
show identification, and visitors to
the dorm must be accompanied by
Sgt. Ned Comar of campus police
suggested that students can take
measures to keep similar events from
"We want people to know this is
a microcosm," Comar said. "We have
people from all over the world here.
Something can happen. I dont want
people to be paranoid, but you do
have to use common sense and
" Carmichael residents said Wednes
day that they are also concerned
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approximately 30 years old.
; Area hospitals have been alerted
in case the man seeks treatment for
Although this assault has been
confirmed by campus police, offi
cials said rumors that they are
trying to cover up three rapes that
have occurred within the last week
Campus police received 24
phone calls Tuesday night from
students asklngabout the supposed"
rapes, Sgt. Rodney Carter said
Wednesday. Police are giving
students all of the available infor
mation, he said.
"It makes no sense not to warn
people," Carter said. "I'm not
process is completed for the 1989-90
"I'm very pleased and very honored
to be chosen for this very important
post," Knight said after the meeting.
"It's going to be a lot of work, but
I know I'm up to the task."
Knight was elected, to Student
Congress last spring, and she served
on the finance committee during the
budget hearing process. She was also
speaker of the 1988 Summer
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Police composite sketches of the suspect
letting the students run into any
danger. To me, that's defeating the
purpose of security."
Frederic Schroeder, dean of
students, said he investigated the
situation after learning of the
rumors, but could not substantiate
them. He consulted with officials
from campus police, Chapel Hill
police and the Orange County
Rape Crisis Center.
"All of those agencies would
"know about any instance of that
nature," he said. "I think what
weVe got is an example of a rumor
spread that has slight semblance in
Schroeder said the student who
assaulted said one of the
experience on how to run a meeting
and how to get things done," Knight
She was elected acting finance
committee chairwoman last week by
committee members to fill the posi
tion left vacant by Bobby Ferris, who
had to resign his post when he moved
out of Carmichael Residence Hall
(Dist. 14) this fall.
Knight's responsibilities as head of
the finance committee include ensur
ing that campus groups submit their
budgets on time and that the process
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deal report says;
By HELLE NIELSEN
Staff Writer :
Failure to deal with serious school
dropout problems may leave millions
of youth in the "scrap heap" and cause
the United States to lose its position
as a world leader, a report released
"America's shame, America's
hope" was written by R.C. Smith and
Catol Lincoln of MDC Inc., a Chapel
Hill-based economic research firm.
The report said state governments get
an MF" and the federal government
should bring home a report card
saying "absent" on its efforts to deal
with school dropouts. -
"We are confronted with the fact
that society is not only reluctant to
face, but, by its rejection, is respon
sible for perpetuating the problem,"
Kenneth Clark, a professor emeritus
of psychology and an adviser on the
report, said in the foreword. "At-risk
youth are consciously or uncons
ciously perceived and treated as if
they were expendable."
The report was presented Wednes
day . at a press conference by the
National Youth Employment Coali
tion in Washington, D.C. It includes
a survey of state efforts to prevent
and remedy dropout problems.
Nearly one million youth drop out
of school each year, the report said.
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investigating officers had told her
that other similar assaults had
"There appears to be a miscom
munication here somewhere," he
Carter, who was one of the
investigating officers, said the
misunderstanding could have
occurred when he told the victim
about sexual assaults that . hap
pened this summer in the Under
' graduate Library. He said he was
referring to incidents where female
students were studying in the
library and a man masturbated in
their hair. . .
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is orderly and fair, she said.
All groups that seek funding from
the Student Congress must first
submit a budget to the finance
committee and go through a hearing
before committee members, Knight
said. Then groups go before the full
congress for the final budget hearings.
"For every hour that the full
Congress sits, the finance committee
has met for three," she said. "You
can easily see how much work goes
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Most of these are "economically,
culturally, racially and ethnically
The U.S. Department of Education
said there were 682,000 teenage
dropouts in 1985-86, the last year for
which the department has figures.
In North Carolina, 22,000 youth
leave school without a diploma each
year, about 23 to 25 percent of each
high school class, said Anne Bryan
of the N.C. Department of Public
As the U.S. economy moves into
the post-industrial era, jobs require
an increasingly higher level of edu
cation, the report said. Youths
without a high school diploma will
Viave problems finding stable jobs
with adequate pay.
High dropout rates also present
considerable socioeconomic prob
lems, the report said. By the turn of
the century, the United States will
have a labor shortage for jobs
requiring higher levels of education.
"The inescapable conclusion is that
the youths who are at risk in school
today and tomorrow will have to help
fill those jobs if our economy is to
continue to grow," the report said.
"Can they do it? If we had to answer
that question as matters stand today
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