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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 59
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
Funding the Carolina Gay and
Lesbian Association (CGLA) with
student activities fees is an assault on
the rights of UNC students with
"traditional values," the chairman of
a group opposed to campus radical
ism said at a press conference
Edward Cottingham, chairman of
Campus Watch, speaking at a press
conference at the Carolina Inn, said
the CGLA should not receive fees
because it is a political group, and
political groups cannot be funded
according to the student constitution.
Also, the University has no right
to collect fees from students and use
those fees to promote homosexuality,
; "Promoting homosexuality is just
not part of the legitimate business of
a state university," he said.
; Cottingham, a Durham resident
and former UNC student, formed
Campus Watch in August to "defend
traditional American values on uni
versity campuses within North Caro
lina," he said.
: The group has lobbied the N.C.
General Assembly to pass legislation
Staff Writer '
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation (CGLA) members said Tues
day that Campus Watch officials
misrepresented the CGLA's purpose
at a press conference at the Carolina
Campus Watch, a group formed
in August to combat campus radi
calism, held a press conference to
explain its opposition to funding the
CGLA with student activities fees.
Several CGLA members attended
the conference and expressed concern
disagree on reasons
for congress action
By ANDREW WATERS
Members of the CIA Action
Committee (CIAAQ and Univer
sity officials disagreed about the
purpose of a resolution passed
Oct. 5 by Student Congress, which
supports the University in guaran
teeing students' rights to be
CIAAC members said Tuesday
that the resolution is a response
to their protests and recent Honor
Court trial, but student govern
ment officials said the resolution
affirms the rights of students and
Kasey Jones, CIAAC member,
said she felt the resolution is a
direct response to the committee's
actions and was not passed simply
to ensure students rights.
"There is no way that you can
say that it (the resolution) is not
in response to our actions," Jones
Jones also questioned the neces
sity of the resolution.
"Was the resolution something
they (congress members) had to
' do?" she said.
. Joey Templeton, CIAAC
member, said she thought the
' resolution might have been passed
because congress members
believed CIAAC members should
not have been upset at the out
come of the Honor Court trial.
"We got censureship, and the
reaction from people was that
since that was all we got we should
be happy, and we weren't," Tem-
' pleton said. CIAAC members
should not have been punished at
all for their actions, she said.
Getting a charge out
of Carolina blue-pageV
prohibiting the use of mandatory
student fees to support homosexual
groups at state universities.
More than 40 percent of candidates
for the Assembly, both incumbents
and challengers, have returned post
cards to Campus Watch indicating
their opinions on the proposed
legislation, he said.
Cottingham said 120 of the can
didates said they are "generally in
favor" of such legislation, and one
said he is opposed.
"The many endorsements of our
position in so short a time and the
almost total lack of opposition
indicates that legislators are . . .
indignant . . . that the University has
allowed this situation to go on for
so long," he said. "If the University
does not promptly remedy the situa
tion, there can be no doubt that the
Cottingham was joined at the press
conference by sophomore Peter
Hans, spokesman for a student panel
advising Campus Watch, and John
Krynski, a Duke University professor
Hans said last year's campus
referendum on CGLA funding indi
cated that most students do not want
about. Campus Watch , statements
Liz Stiles, CGLA co-chairwoman,
said the group is very concerned
about the Campus Watch movement.
"It seems we are always threatened
by one group or another," she said,
"We're always concerned."
Most of the charges made about
CGLA and its purpose were not
accurate, group members said.
For instance, Campus Watch
representatives said the CGLA is a
radical political group and cannot be
funded because the student constitu-
The resolution is changing
CIAAC members perceptions of
their right to protest, Jones said.
"I'm beginning to get the feeling
we don't have the right to protest
anymore," Jones said. "I don't feel
like I can speak freely anymore
about what the CIA is doing."
Templeton and Jones said they
felt if students were aware of the
atrocities committed by the CIA
then there would be less opposi
tion to the committee's actions.
"If students knew what crimes
the CIA had committed then there
is no way they would want them
here," Templeton said.
"I don't think a lot of people
have taken the time to sit down
and figure out what they feel about
the CIA," Jones said.
Neil Riemann, Student Con
gress speaker, said the resolution
was not meant to be a statement
against the CIAAC but was
intended simply to support the
rights of students,
its support for protecting the rights
of students," he said. "The reso
lution is designed to say we
(congress members) support the
protestors, as long as the protest
is peaceful, and support the rights
of students to go to interviews."
If the resolution had been
passed before the trial, it would
not have had any effect. It was
not designed to create any new
regulations for student protests,
"The resolution wasn't making
a new regulation, it was just stating
our opinion and our support," he
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their student fees going to support
"To be sure, the overwhelming
majority of students at UNC-Chapel
Hill do not want to fund the CGLA
out of their own pockets," he said.
Cottingham said he believed the
CGLA is politically active because it
is "energetic and given to theatrics,"
such as January's march and rally
supporting CGLA funding. Also, he
said, the CGLA provide? networking
information detailing the activities of
overtly political gay groups.
"I don't think any group with an
agenda like they have and that is
disapproved of by so many should
be forcing others to support their
efforts," he said.
. Krynski said because he has lived
in North Carolina since 1966 and
Cottingham is a North Carolina
native, they have alright to be
involved in what happens at a state
"Is this an outside influence or
interest in the educational system?"
All three men said they were
personally opposed to homosexual-
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tion forbids it..
- "We are not' a political group,"
Patrick Lamerson, CGLA co
chairman, said the group provides
educational information and offers
support to members of a minority
Campus Watch members also said
some articles in the CGLA newsletter,
Lambda, indicated the group's pol
But Stiles said the articles were
strictly opinions and did not neces
sarily reflect the ideas of the CGLA
By WILL SPEARS
The Black Student Movement's
(BSM) demands that a new site for
the Black Cultural Center (BCC) be
chosen by Jan. 31, 1989, and that
construction begin by Jan. 31, 1990,
may not be feasible, University
officials said Tuesday.
The BSM passed a resolution Oct.
5 demanding that UNC approve a
permanent location for the center,
which is now located in the Student
Many factors must be considered
when planning the center, said Bob
Eubanks, Board of Trustees chair
man. Criteria include time, money
and planning, and the main consid
eration is funding, he said.
Mayors join forces
By CHARLES BRITTAIN
The mayors of Chapel Hill,
Raleigh and Durham presented a
joint statement Tuesday announcing
the establishment of a partnership to
help handle the housing crisis con
fronting the Triangle.
Mayors Jonathan Howes, Avery
Upchurch and Wib Gulley released
information detailing the creation of
the Triangle Housing Partnership
aimed at raising funds from the
private sector to aid in easing area
The Triangle Housing Partnership
is the result of a recommendation by
a private sector committee that
suggested a private, non-profit cor
poration was necessary to handle
Triangle housing difficulties.
Previously, the partnership was
referred to as the Triangle Housing
Investment Fund. The fund was
formed in March to begin the organ
izational work and fund raising that
led to yesterday's official
Peter Rumsey, a consultant to the
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Duke professor John Krynski
as a whole. . .
Student Congress's annual "decision
to fund the group is an indication of
campus support, Lamerson said.
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Joe Herzenberg, the first openly gay
politician to be elected to public office
in North Carolina, attended the
meeting and said it is hard to tell to
what extent Campus Watch is a
Campus Watch chairman Edward
Cottingham said the group has
received notice from 120 candidates
for the N.C. General Assembly
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"This (the BCC) is a big institu
tion," he said. "The building is
appropriated by the legislature, not
the University. This isnt how it
One problem in meeting the BSM's
deadline is the amount of planning
that has been done, Eubanks said.
"To this point there has been very
little planning done," he said. "We
need to get it right. What is done now
is what the students in the future will
have to live with. We really want to
do this right."
Gordon Rutherford, director of
facilities planning, said the BSM's
requests for construction are feasible.
"It's certainly possible to break
ground by that time," he said. "But
they need to come up with the money
group, said, "All the mayors did
today was give the baby (the fund)
a new name.
"The purpose of the partnership
remains the same as the fund to
find a way to assist people to obtain
housing who could otherwise not
The partnership hopes to begin
allocating funds to area housing
projects during early 1989, he said.
The partnership's board of direc
tors should outline the requirements
necessary to qualify for funds within
90 days, Rumsey said.
Frank Gailor, president of First
Federal Savings and Loan in Raleigh,
was elected to head the board of
directors of the partnership, Rumsey
The partnership hopes to raise the
resources it needs through the Com
mittee of 33, a group chosen by the
board of directors to undertake fund
raising responsibilities, he said.
"The Committee of 33 will serve
to promote the partnership in the
Triangle, explain its goals and
encourage participation in the part
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speaks at the Campus Watch press
indicating general support for legis
lation prohibiting funding homosex
ual groups at state universities.
. Herzenberg said he believes most
of the people involved in Campus
Watch are conservatives. The candi
dates for political office that have
endorsed Campus Watch's effort are
largely challengers for office instead
of incumbents, he said.
Peter Hans, spokesman for the
student panel advising Campus
Watch, said continued funding of
CGLA shows how the group dom
inates campus politics. He also said
and the plans."
A project like this one cannot be
rushed, Eubanks said. "They now
have a temporary spot to plan their
activities," he said. "We just can't put
something like this on a time table.
It takes lots of planning."
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor of
student affairs, said the center has
been in the planning stages for some
time. "We have been working on it,"
he said. "Where we are is only a
beginning. We're working on it. We're
going as fast as we can."
Eubanks stressed that patience is
important to the center's success.
"We need to be working together,"
he said. "We are ready to move
forward. We have a new chancellor
and we need to let him get his feet
on hoy sing
nership's purpose v through dona
tions," he said.
The fund-raising activities of the
committee "will be comparable to the
United Way in that there will be
periodical drives involving respected
citizens of Raleigh, Durham and
Chapel Hill," Rumsey said.
Any individual, church or business
can contribute money or land to the
Rumsey said he expects a positive
response from area businesses,
because those who donate money are
eligible for federal tax exempt status
while they assist in the construction
of additional low-income housing.
Christine Berndt, long range plan
ning coordinator for Chapel Hill,
said, "The first order of business for
the new board of directors will be
increasing home ownership oppor
tunity in the Triangle through the
building of more low income housing
by the private sector."
According to the annual Housing
Assistance Plan released by the
town's housing department last year,
19,000 families in the Chapel Hill area
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conference Tuesday afternoon
the CGLA recruits group members
for Student' Congress with the sole
purpose of voting in favor of funding.
But Stiles said this assertion is in
direct conflict with CGLA bylaws,
which prohibit dues-paying members
of the group from seeking a seat in
Campus Watch has also said the
CGLA is an intolerant group which
is forcing others to pay for expression
of its views, but CGLA members
denied the statement.
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under him. Lots of people are com
mitted to this project. We need to get
together and plan it right."
One problem with the current
location is its size, said Edith Wiggins,
associate vice chancellor of student
affairs. "Anyone associated with the
center realizes that it is small and
inadequate," she said.
The BSM may have set the dates
only to ensure that the project will
not be forgotten, Wiggins said.
"When a group feels strongly about
something, they adopt a strategy," she
said. "This may be what they are
doing. It's obvious that the center is
important to the students. Whether
the dates are realistic or unrealistic
is hard to say. Who knows what is
are in need of some form of housing
assistance, Berndt said.
"The housing needs in Chapel Hill
in many ways reflect the needs of the
entire Triangle," she said. "The
biggest housing need in the Triangle
is the need for the construction of
affordable homes and rental units, or
the use of existing housing for
families unable to pay the increasing
cost of housing' in this area.
"The partnership program was not
created simply for the cities of Chapel
Hill, Raleigh and Durham, but for
the entire Triangle as a whole."
Chapel Hill attorney Grainger
Barrett, secretarytreasurer of the
. partnership's board of directors, said
the program's goals for the coming
months address two issues.
"Our goals are on two tracks,"
Barrett said. "The first is the appoint
ment of the Committee of 33 to
handle the partnership's fund-raising
efforts, and the second is to identify,
.promote and support area programs
that provide affordable housing."
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