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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume S3, issue 63
By JENNY CLONINGER
Dale McKinley walked out of a
hearing Thursday night and refused
to return when the Graduate Student
Court board decided not to allow him
to discuss CIA activities as evidence
in his defense.
The hearing has been recessed
indefinitely, but could resume later,
said Jay O'Brien, chairman of the
board of student justices."
McKinley was brought before the
court on four charges: obstructing the
normal operations of the University
as a result of a Feb. 23 incident at
the University Motor Inn, and,
obstruction, trespassing and disor
derly conduct at an April 15 dem
onstration at Hanes Hall.
The court decided to recess the
hearing and made no decisions
concerning McKinley's case. "It
makes no sense to proceed if you
don't have a defendant," said Scott
Dratch, graduate student attorney
By LYNN GOSYICK
A scheduled debate between 4th
district congressman David Price
and Republican challenger Tom
Fetzer has been delayed due to
Price's work in Washington, Price
campaign officials announced
The debate, which was sche
duled to air at 2 p.m. Sunday on
television station WTVD in Dur
ham, will now be aired Sunday,
Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m.
The debate was originally sup
posed to be taped Thursday after
noon, but because a drug bill was
being heard and worked on by
House of Representatives commit
tees, Price stayed in Washington
to wait to vote on the House's
The new debate will be taped
Monday at 1:15 p.m.
Before the new taping schedule
was approved by both candidates,
a Friday taping of the debate had
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Dratch said he would meet with
his staff to decide what action to take
and would . notify McKinley of the
As part of his defense, McKinley
planned to present as evidence
information concerning CIA activi
ties he said were illegal. William Price,
the investigating counsel, questioned
whether the agency's lawfulness was
relevant to the hearing.
"The CIA's actions are not on trial
here," Price said. "What is an issue
is the organization's legitimate
When the board decided the CIA
information was not relevant and
could not be presented as defense,
McKinley left the hearing and said
he would not return unless the
decision was overturned.
"I will not be part of a trial that
will cut off information that is
inextricably linked to the educational
purpose of this University," he said.
been ruled out because of Price's
schedule in Washington.
WTVD had also ruled out a'
Saturday taping because of a lack
of personnel, Price campaign
Price has to be in Washington
for House business while Congress
is in session, according to a Price
aide in Washington.
In 1986, Price challenged then
incumbent Bill Cobey to a series
of eight debates.
This year, Fetzer challenged
Price to eight debates.
In a joint letter sent to six area
television stations WRAL and
WPTF in Raleigh, WTVD in
Durham, WUNC in Chapel Hill,
WFMY in Greensboro and
WGHP in High Point Price and
Fetzer proposed a schedule for the
The first debate would have
been aired the week of Oct. 3 and
the last would have been shown
the week of Oct. 24.
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"I'm not going to take part in what
I consider to be a farce. How can
they prevent me from presenting
evidence that challenges the very
definition of what I'm being charged
The court's decision violates his
right to a fair hearing, McKinley said.
"It's a basic denial of the right to put
on a defense," he said. "This is really
a dangerous precedent."
O'Brien would not comment
Thursday on what further action the
court might take, but David Foun
tain, undergraduate student attorney
general, said an absentia hearing may
not be possible.
"I don't think we can do it without
a written waiver from the defendant,"
he said. "I don't think it's ever been
done. It would definitely require some
kind of written consent; even then it
might be kind of questionable."
Many students and community
See MCKINLEY page 2
By LAUREN MARTIN
Vice presidential candidate Lloyd
Bentsen told students via a satellite
hookup Thursday that they must not
treat democracy as a spectator sport
before -he began - a - qucstion-and-answer
session addressing such issues
as polls, prosperity and prison
furloughs. " '
Bentsen spoke in a live teleconfer
ence from Corpus Christi, Texas, to
By YILL SPEARS
UNC students must become aware
that their right to peaceful dissent is
being endangered by recent Univer
sity actions toward protesters,
members of the Chapel Hill Coalition
for Freedom to Dissent (CFD) told
about 150 people in the Pit Thursday
The CFD, formed this week, is
composed of campus and community
groups, said Christina Kendrot, a
CFD member. Member groups
include the Black Student Movement,
Action Against Apartheid (AAA),
Student Action Union, International
Action and the American Civil
Liberties Union, she said.
The CFD held another rally Thurs
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28 college campuses throughout the
South, including UNC and East
In his opening remarks, Bentsen
urged students to study the issues and
actively get involved in the election.
- "Then decide-which candidate you
want to support. And of course I hope
that's going to be Mike Dukakis and
Lloyd Bentsen. But what's truly
important is that you get involved in
that process. That's your responsibil
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day evening in support of Dale
McKinley, UNC graduate student
and campus activist. The evening
rally ended with a march to McKin
ley's Graduate Student Court
McKinley was sentenced to 21 days
in Orange County Jail on Oct. 12 for
violating a "prayer for judgment
continued" ruling received during a
January trial for trespassing during
an Oct. 28, 1987 protest. He will begin
serving his term today.
CFD members distributed copies
of a letter to spectators challenging
Chancellor Paul Hardin "to protect
and strengthen the democratic integ
rity of UNC." Students were asked
to sign the letter and return it to the
CFD, which will send copies to
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
The Chapel Hill Coalition for
Freedom to Dissent (CFD) will hold
a 21-day vigil in front of the Chapel
Hill Post Office to commemorate
UNC campus activist Dale McKin
ley's Orange County Jail sentence.
The CFD, a coalition of campus
and community groups, was formed
this week to protect the right of
students to peacefully dissent, group
member Christina Kendrot, a UNC
freshman, said Thursday.
"Basically we want to bring pub
licity to this situation," Kendrot said.
"A lot of people in the community
aren't aware of what's going on."
Organizers said they hope about
100 people will attend the beginning
of the vigil today at 4 p.m. McKinley
will attend the rally before driving to
Hillsborough t to. begin serving his -sentence.
McKinley, a UNC graduate stu
dent in political science, was sen
tenced in district court Oct. 12 for
violating the terms of a "prayer for
judgment continued" ruling he
received in a January trial.
Six students, including McKinley,
were arrested Oct. 28, 1987, when
they chained themselves together to
ity as a citizen of a democracy.
"You are the inheritors of more
than two centuries of freedom and
progress in America, and you have
an obligation to give something back
That obligation can be a career' in 1
public service or simply voting, he
When a Corpus Christie State
University student asked how Bent
sen expected to win despite the polls
ireedoinrt to d ossemit
Hardin, Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan
Howes and Orange County District
Court Judge Stanley Peele, said Kim
Deans, an AAA and CFD member.
The purpose of the rally was to
increase student awareness, Deans
said. "We hope to draw attention to
the fact that student rights may be
being violated by the administration,"
The rally was not an anti-CIA or
a "defend Dale McKinley" rally, said
Carlos Cerezo-Suarez, CFD
member. "I see an issue that goes
beyond Dale McKinley," he said. "It
goes beyond the CIA. This is a
situation with much broader impli
cations for the non-political students.
We feel that, working from the
assumption that the University is run
SioIcS 21 -day vigi
block the entrance to rooms in Hanes
Hall where CIA recruiters were
On Jan. 14, Orange County. Dis
trict Court Judge Stanley Peele
entered a "prayer for judgment
continued" on McKinley and two
other students, saying they were
guilty of disorderly conduct but
would not be punished.
Under the terms of the ruling, the
judge said he would not enter the
conviction on the students' records
unless they were convicted of another
violation within a year.
In August, McKinley and UNC
student Graham Entwistle were
convicted of trespassing as a result
of an April 15 protest at the Hanes
Hall offices of University Career
Planning and Placement Services.
Bob Sheldon, owner of Interna
tionalist Books on West Rosemary
Street and a CFD member, said the
vigil will last at least 12 hours each
day. Community groups, such as the
Community Church and the Carolina
Interfaith Task Force, have volun
teered to serve day-long shifts at the
vigil, he said.
Those at the vigil will carry signs
and pass out letters challenging UNC
Chancellor Paul Hardin "to protect
history. Clarence Darrow
Alpha Psi opened the homecoming event, held
in Carmichael Auditorium.
showing Republican George Bush
ahead, Bentsen referred to history
and returned to the question of
He brought a round of laughter by
responding, "You arev mucK5 top
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"The political pundits had written
him off, the pollsters had written him
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democratically, the administration
fails to act in a democratic manner."
Dan Foster, a graduate student,
said he was not associated with any
of the groups in the coalition, but was
concerned and felt he had to get
"I am enraged about the admin
istration's actions," he said. "It is clear
that their policy is intimidation. I
couldn't sit down as the good apa
thetic student the University wants
me to be. I felt I had to speak out."
McKinley's 21 -day jail sentence for
"speaking his conscience" should
never happen in the United States,
said Ken Sandler, a graduate student.
"Imprisoning someone for express
See RALLY page 3 .
and strengthen the democratic integ
rity of UNC," Sheldon said. Y
"We want to stand against the
general intimidation of protests on
campus," Sheldon said. "This is a
concerted effort by people within the
University to come down on. Dale as
a leader to take the wind out of the
protest movement. We hope to show
it's had just the opposite effect."
McKinley said Thursday that the
vigil is not intended to specifically
honor him, but to inform students
that their rights could also be
"I think it is more of a response
to the fact that everyone's rights are
in danger," he said. "I just happen
to be the one going to jail, so I can
serve as a focal point."
The vigil is a positive action and
will alert the community to the status
of campus protest, McKinley said:,
UA lot of students are standing up
and saying Enough's enough, " he
The University administration has
"vigorously pursued" the prosecution
of the CIA protesters by publicly
condemning them and providing
witnesses for the prosecution,
See VIGIL page 4