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Volume 96, Issue 80
By WILLIAM TAGGART
Assistant State and National Editor
. In a race decided by only 1.46
percent of the vote or less than
31 000 votes Republican lieutenant
governor candidate Jim Gardner
claimed victory during a speech at 3
a.m. Wednesday at the Velvet Cloak
Inn in Raleigh. But Democratic
candidate Tony Rand refused to
concede the election, which would
make Gardner the first Republican
to hold the office this century.
The Board of Elections had not
declared the results final by Wednes
"We did a better job campaigning,"
said Paul Richardson, Gardner's
campaign manager, in a telephone
interview Wednesday. "Winning that
close shows an excellent campaign
"We were on an excellent ticket.
Bush and Martin really helped us with
their support," he said.
When told that Rand had yet to
concede, Richardson said, "I guess he
really is a crybaby.'"
This election was a strong one for
ie day ateir
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
Safe and National Editor
Campaign chairman James A.
Baker III will be secretary of state
after Jan. . 20, President-elect George
Bush announced in a Houston press
Saying he was feeling "somewhere
between total exhilaration and recog
nition that the challenge ahead is
going to be awesome," Bush talked
to reporters only hours after his
victory over Democrat Michael
Dukakis was confirmed.
By BR EN DA CAMPBELL
Students protested against threats
to freedom of speech at a rally in the
Pit Wednesday organized by
members of the Chapel Hill Coalition
for Freedom to Dissent (CFD).
Within the last month, two UNC
students and CFD members, Joel
Segal and Anne Duehring, have had
their homes broken into and threats
"made against their lives because of
their activism, said Christine Ken
drot, CFD member.
As the threats continued we knew
we? had to do something," Kendrot
said. "We wanted to inform the
students about what has been going
on. People can read it in the news
paper, but when they can see the
people and hear what they have to
say, it becomes reality. These threats
are not just to these two people, but
to all people."
Joel Segal demanded that Univer
sity and community officials issue a
statement condemning the threats.
"I want to issue a demand and 1
want a response from University
officials, the town council, Chancellor
Hardin and the mayor of Chapel
Hill," Segal said. "And 1 want it
tomorrow. We want a statement by
these officials condemning these
Teaching foramns result in workable proposals, organizers say
By BETHANY LITTON
The Fall Teaching Forum Series
resulted in several proposals which,
if implemented, will improve the
academic environment for under
graduates, forum organizers said
The third discussion in the series
of four, "The Role and Training of
Republicans, said Stephanie Bass,
communications director for Rand's
campaign. "We didn't get enough
Bass said Rand did not phone
With 99 percent of the vote
counted, Bush had won with 54
percent of the popular vote and 426
electoral votes, compared to Dukakis'
.46 percent an. U2 electoral votes.----
Dukakis, wjio met with reporters
Wednesday afternoon in Boston, said
he was glad to be home and ready
to get back to his job as governor
Baker, a close friend of the vice
president, served under President
Reagan as White House chief of staff
and treasury secretary before working
Segal said: "This is not a Repub
lican or Democratic or liberal or
conservative issue. It isn't just about
First Amendment rights, but it is a
life and death issue."
Within the last month Segal said
he has received repeated threats
against his life.
"I received a threat saying that they
were going to blow my brains out,"
he said. "I have never been more
scared in my life. It is very hard to
walk around campus and the law
school and the grocery store worrying
about someone blowing my brains
"These people didn't like our
protest involving (Indian activist)
Eddie (Hatcher). We just didn't like
the idea that Eddie was going to trial
without an attorney. We never said
what he did was right," Segal said.
The second student to receive death
threats, Anne Duehring, also spoke
to the crowd.
"They think they can shut us up
through intimidation," Duehring
said. "I'm scared, but I can tell you,
it's not going to stop me.
"Our constitutional rights are not
just fought for in the courts. We have
See RALLY page 6
TAs in an Undergraduate Environ
ment," produced the most practical
and valuable proposals for students,
said Joel Schwartz, the director of
the Center for Teaching and
The forum's participants discussed
a more consistent training and
support system for TAs, because
some departments do not even have
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Gardner because they are adversaries
in a libel lawsuit. "It would be
problematic to have a telephone
conversation," she said.
Rand will continue the libel suit
against Gardner, Bass said. "The
libelous ads definitely had some
impact on the campaign," she said.
The suit stems from a television ad
run by the Gardner campaign claim
ing Rand harbored a drug fugitive
in his apartment and helped him
escape. Rand said the ad was false,
but Gardner stood by its accuracy,
"(The suit) is really a political stunt.
I think it backfired," Richardson said.
"It is inconceivable that he can win,
because the ad is true."
Lawyers from the Republican
Party are handling the suit, he said.
"To some extent, public figures
may give up some rights about what
people say about them. The extent
they give up is what the lawsuit is
about," said Allan Head, executive
director of the N.C. Bar Association.
The lieutenant governor's race was
See LT. GOVERNOR page 5
for Bush's campaign.
Bush also announced his transition
team, which will be co-directed by
Craig Fuller, his chief of staff, and
- pollster Robert Teeter.- Sheila Tate,
Bush's campaign press secretary, will
stay on in the same role for the
As he had done throughout the
campaign, the vice president said he
would bring in a new set of advisers
to "reinvigorate the process." He
. would not comment on whether such
officials as Attorney General Richard
Joel Segal and other members
a training program, said Sandy
Rierson, a student government exec
utive assistant for academic affairs.
"I am optimistic about there being
a lot of movement on the TA front,"
Schwartz said. "Of all the things we
discussed, what came out of that one
will probably be the most important
Proposals from the forums will be
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The 1988 election negatively
affected attitudes about politics in
general, according to students,
.faculty and staff interviewed
"Politicians today give no inspi
ration for a young person who
might be interested in going into :
politics," said Steve Tepper, senior
class president. "It would have been
nice to live during the times of
politicians like Roosevelt and
Twenty-eight of the 30 people
interviewed said they were dis
pleased with the way the campaigns
were run. They were disappointed
. in the negative advertisements, the
way the news media handled the
campaigns, the lack of discussion
of important issues and the lack
of qualified candidates.
"I think this election pointed out
s the fact that politics have become
a media game and that is not good,"
said Branson Edwards, a graduate
student from Edenton. "The media
control what the people think
s make in)
Thornburgh would remain in his
"I hope everyone had a good
night's sleep," Bush began. "I did
not." He again thanked his family and
supporters and said he was "certain
that God's help is essential" for his
Bush, the first vice president to be
elected president in 150 years, was
asked about his plans for the next
70 days and his reflections on the
He said he was looking forward
. ... .
of the Coalition for Freedom to Dissent lead a rally condemning recent
compiled and submitted to Gillian
Cell, dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences and other administrators
whose approval might be required for
their implementation, Schwartz said.
A videotape of the TA forum has
already been sent to Cell and Chan
cellor Paul Hardin, he said, because
the administration was not repres
ented at the discussion.
of the soul.
about political issues."
Twenty-four of the 30 people
questioned voted in the election.
Most of those who didnt vote said
the candidates failed to excite them.
I think people are sick of the
choices they have," said Robby
Byrd, a junior from Fayetteville. "I
didn't like Bush and I didn't like
Dukakis. I guess that I wouid have
voted for Bush, but J didn't really
have a preference."
All but two people questioned
said they were glad the election is
over. The two who disagreed said
that if Dukakis had more time he
would have won.
"If it had gone on longer, Duka
kis would have come back and
won," said Russ Barns,, a sopho
more English major from Durham.
Some students said they were
glad the barrage of campaign
advertisements is over. "I'm tired
of watching all those political
commercials," said Marilyn
Metzcher, a junior from Lake
Sixteen of the people questioned
said they were disappointed with
to having Baker set up meetings with
the Soviets, although he said they
would wait until Jan. 20 to do so.
Baker should meet with European
allies before- setting up meetings
between Bush and Mikhail
A personal touch is essential for
a good president, Bush said, noting
that he wanted to meet with Vice
President Dan Quayle on a regular
basis and be briefed by the CIA chief
Bush went to church Wednesday
The forum series was planned
because Cell wanted to hear the
University community's reactions to
a faculty report presented in early
October by the Committee on Teach
ing of the College of Arts and
Cell said she was waiting to receive
a formal proposal, but the input of
the discussions would probably be
tonight at the Union
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"My first reaction was that
America got snowed," said Mia
Davis, a journalism major from
Burlington. "In the next four years
we are all going to have to pull
together because it is going to be
hard on all of us."
Ron Bartholomew, manager of
the non-print collection of the
Undergraduate Library, said,.. "I
was surprised that people could be
so easily influenced by a feel-good
era that they didn't give close
attention to the issues."
Most of the people who followed
the gubernatorial race said they
were pleased with Jim Martin's re
election. 'Tin happy that Martin won,"
Byrd said. "Nothing bad happened
during his term. I guess I like him
because of the stability he brought
to the state."
. Twenty people questioned said
they believed there will be no major
changes in the next four years with
Bush as president.
See REACTION page 3
morning before his press conference,
and Dukakis arrived at work by 9:30
. Dukakis was asked if he thought
the campaign was : winnable if only
it were extended a few weeks.
"Every campaign has its own
dynamics," Dukakis said. "It's too
early for me to go into a detailed
analysis. We gave it our best shot." ,
As he had in his concession speech
Tuesday night, Dukakis struck a
See AFTERMATH page 4
criminal acts against its members
very helpful in bringing suggested
programs to implementation. ;
Bobby Ferris, a student govern-
ment executive assistant, said the;
discussions succeeded in presenting
the proposals from the committee,
report to students and providing an
outlet for their opinions.
See FORUMS page 4