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By JAMES BURROUGHS
UNC student and Chapel Hill
Coalition for Freedom to Dissent
(GFD) member Anne Duehring said
Friday someone broke into her
apartment Thursday and left a note
threatening her with violence if she
continued to speak out on the CFD's
A stereo receiver, which was stolen
Thursday, was left at her door
Saturday night along with more
threats, she said.
Chapel Hill Police are investigating .
Duehring said she assumed the
attacks were related to her CFD
activities but didn't understand why
she was the target.
"I'm not even at the center of this
group," she said. "I'm not a leader
in this group. I feel like they're trying
to intimidate me and stop me before
Duehring said she returned home
on Thursday around 3 p.m. and
discovered her phone cord had been
pulled out of the wall. She then
noticed that the stereo receiver was
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By LARRY STONE
Staff Writer .
Crime statistics from the Town of
Chapel Hill's first quarter report
indicate the overall crime situation in
the town has improved slightly from
the same period last year.
' Valeria Lovelace, director of research for "Sesame Street," spoke at Friday's teleconference
Research plays vital role in
show's success, director says
By LYNN AINSWORTH
"Sesame Street," one of television's
most popular children's programs,
begins its 20th season this year and
continues to grow in popularity due
in part to careful planning and
research, the show's research director
told about 50 people in Peabody Hall
Valeria Lovelace spoke about the
success of the program and the
development process that lies behind
each episode. The seminar was also
viewed by students at N.C. State
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missing and checked the rest of the
apartment for possible thefts, she
In the bedroom, she discovered a
butcher knife stuck through a neg
ligee into the mattress of the bed.
Later that night, Duehring said, she
found a note in the freezer that read,
"Anne, this time your bed, next time
your face, big mouth."
Duehring said Sunday she disco
vered the receiver at her back door
Saturday night. The receiver was
wrapped in editions of the Oct. 28
Daily Tar Heel, which included an
article about the CFD.
A message on the newspaper read,
"You can't keep us out," and a note
placed on top of the receiver read,
"It's not over yet keep quiet, bitch."
This is the second time within two
weeks a CFD member has received'
threats. On Oct. 20, someone broke
into the house of Joel Segal, a UNC
law student and CFD activist, and
left death threats related to his
activities on behalf of Indian activist
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The number of major crimes in the
town were down 5 percent in the first
quarter of this year compared to the
same quarter in 1987.
Leading this improvement was a
25 percent decrease in the number of
burglaries and rapes reported. Auto
University, N.C. A&T University,
and UNC-Charlotte through a two
" 'Sesame Street' is evolving, it's
changing," Lovelace said. "It is a 20-year-old
Educational trends in school cur
ricula play an important role in
research for the television program,
Lovelace said. Research staff
members visit schools to see what is
expected of children when they enter
kindergarten classes and speak with ,
pre-schoolers to get a better under
standing of the show's audience.
There's still time to change the
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Naomi Watanabe and her daughter Mio make origami birds during
a paper folding seminar at the Japanese Cultural Festival Sunday
thefts, however, increased 27 percent,
according to the report.
Between July and September of
this year, 634 major crimes were
reported. More than half of those
were robberies and larcenies.
Chapel Hill police planner Jane
"They (the children) share what
ever is on their mind," Lovelace said.
Research department officials
modify scripts and production based
on the response they receive from
sample audiences of about 30 child
ren, Lovelace said in an interview.
"That's a very small sample, but it's
better than some formative research,
which sometimes doesn't involve any
children at all."
Researchers review scripts for their
educational content and look for
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Cousins said if the robbery and
larceny figure from the first quarter
is projected over an entire year, the
figure represents only a 2 percent
increase over last year's 2,028 such
"Last year's figure was quite large,"
Depiressiomi rate high amomi
medical students, study says
By CRYSTAL BERNSTEIN
An abnormally high percentage of
medical school students suffer from
depression, according to a study
published recently in the Journal of
the American Medical Association.
And a higher-than-average rate of
suicide exists among female medical
students, the study's researchers said.
The four-year study of 121 students
at Rush Medical College in Chicago
showed that second-year medical
students have the highest rate of
The depression is the cumulative
effect of cramming for first- and
second-year exams, said Peter Zel
dow, who co-directed the study and
is a clinical psychologist and associate
Student Congress committee
to hoDd open budget hearings
By JAMES BURROUGHS
A new committee designed to
advise Student Congress on the
funding of student orjganizations will
sponsor three public hearings during
the next two weeks to allow students
to complain or make suggestions
about the budget process, committee
members said Friday.
The Committee for Fair Funding
was established at the request of
Congress Speaker Neil Riemann to
handle yearly complaints about the
budget process and the appropriation
of student fees to organizations. The
committee will discuss actual flaws in
the process not certain groups'
complaints about not receiving
enough funds, Riemann said.
"There's always a problem of more
money being requested than is avail
able," he said. "I really don't know
of that many problems that are
solvable, but I hope that's what these
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in the Union. The festival, sponsored by the UNC Japan Club,
featured food, workshops and other cultural activities.
Cousins said. "We hoped this was just from 1986.
a bad year, so we did not estimate "We are concerned about the
the number of robberies to grow this number of property crimes," she said,
year." "We realized many of these residen-
Only 1,337 robberies and larcenies tial burglaries were happening week
occurred in 1986. The 1987 figure
represented a 52 percent increase See CRIME page 2
professor of psychiatry at Northwest
ern University's medical school in
Second-year students also must .
prepare for the national board exam,
which they must pass to progress to
clinical study, said David Clark, an
associate professor of psychiatry and
psychology at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Center and co-director of the study.
Because pre-clinical education
involves passive learning and memor
ization, students don't have an
opportunity to develop a relationship
with faculty members, which may aidd
to depression, Zeldow said.
Mental health care for depressed
students is often unattainable or
limited, Zeldow said. Students who
people will find out."
The committee will have the first
of three public hearings today from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 220 of the
Student Union. The other two meet
ings will be on Nov. 13 and Nov. 18.
Once the committee holds the
public hearings and discusses the
process in private, Riemann said
committee chairman Shawn Fuller
will present a report to him at the
beginning of next semester.
The final decisions regarding the
committee's recommendations will
belong to the congress, which appro
priates all funds for student organ
izations, he said.
Major alterations in the budget
process, which occurs in the spring,
would require changes in the laws of
the congress, he said.
Riemann chose Fuller to be the
committee chairman because he has
no affiliation with the congress or any
campus organization, Fuller said.
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have the opportunity to receive
psychiatric care often reject it because
of the stigma associated with mental
treatment, he said. They worry that
having a record of treatment for
mental problems will prevent them
from getting quality residency and
internship positions later, Clark said.
Both agreed that the level of
depression could be lowered.
"This is a very treatable condition,"
Zeldow said. The problem could be
reduced with proper psychiatric
treatment and changes in medical
school programs, he said.
"The nature of the medical school
curriculum itself doesn't help," Zel
dow said. The amount of memori-
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The committee will try to determine
a more efficient and equitable way
to divide the money among different
groups but will not examine the
philosophy of funding or decide who
should be funded, he said.
"We have no power to change
anything," Fuller said. "All we're
doing is investigating the problems."
Many complaints concern the
amount of time it takes for organ
izations to receive the money after
it has been appropriated by the
congress, he said. Because the com
mittee has only a month to prepare
the report, it will have to concentrate
mainly on the process by which the
organizations actually receive the
money, Fuller said.
The complaints of individual
groups and their specific needs are
important, but the committee can't
act on them in their report, he said.
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