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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 96, Issue 99
Tuesday, January 17, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Tuesday and Wednesday
Highs in the mid 50s
Lows in mid 20s
By JAMES BURROUGHS
, Rising sophomores will be guaran
teed housing for the 1989-90 aca
demic year, Wayne Kuncl, director
of "housing and residential education,
announced at a Jan. 12 meeting of
student officials and housing depart
Freshmen who agree to renew their
; housing contracts for the same rooms
; in the same residence halls and file
a housing application by the Feb. 10
deadline will not have to enter the
; housing lottery with rising juniors
Freshmen will be exempt from the
lottery process, which will only be
used to place rising juniors and
seniors who request University hous-
By AMY WAJDA
N.C. State University Chancellor
Bruce Poulton has asked for an
internal investigation of recent alle
gations of corruption in the NCSU
men's basketball program, UNC
system President CD. Spangler said
at Friday's UNC Board of Governors'
The state attorney general's, office
is assisting in the investigation,
The investigation follows publicity
surrounding Peter Golenbock's book
"Personal Fouls," published by
Pocket Books, a division of Simon
& Schuster. The book is scheduled
for distribution on Jan. 23.
A printer's proof of the book cover,
which has been shown to bookstore
owners and sports writers, contains
various allegations against the NCSU
From staff reports
" A week after Chapel Hill entrepre
neur William J. McMichael III was
fatally shot, friends, business asso
ciates and police are still trying to
unravel the events that led to his
McMichael, 23, a former UNC
student, founded Helium Highs, a
successful wholesale balloon com
pany. He was shot four times in the
head and chest Jan. 10 after entering
candidacy for SBP
By JENNY CLONINGER
; Assistant University Editor
Brien Lewis, a junior political
science major from Toronto, Can
ada, has announced his candidacy
.for student body president.
: Lewis said his main goals as
president would be to improve
UNC's quality of life, education
Lewis said he supports consti
tutional funding for the Black
Cultural Center (BCC) because it
would be an important addition to
; the quality of life at UNC. This
'idea was sparked by a past request
'for constitutional funding of the
Black Student Movement, he said.
' "There are a lot more problems
funding a group than an institu
tion," he said. "This (funding)
' would show the administration
and the outside world that students
; support the BCC."
As another plank in his quality-'of-life
platform, Lewis said he
would try to eliminate the man
datory $100 meal card plan for
'students living on campus.
. "Just because you live in a dorm,
'you get hit with that," he said. "It's
like taxation without
ing, Kuncl said.
The decision follows more than
two years of student opposition.
Student leaders contend that the
proposition is unfair to rising juniors
"There is a consensus among the
housing staff that this is a good
decision and is the proper time to
make the decision," Kuncl said.
Kuncl cited several factors in the
decision, including the need to
provide a more stable environment
for freshmen and sophomores. Fresh
men and sophomores usually occupy
more than 70 percent of residence hall
space, he said.
The housing department sought
input from sources such as the
Residence Hall Association (RHA),
The book charges that team
members' grades and class attendance
records were altered by NCSU offi
cials and professors; that no player
on the 1986-87 basketball team
received a degree; and that players
received drugs, cars, cash and gold
jewelry either from NCSU basketball
coach Jim Valvano or his staff; and
that staff members also gave them
chemicals to mask the presence of
drugs in urine samples.
There are also allegations that
Valvano distributed millions of
dollars raised by NCSU's sports
booster club, the Wolfpack Club, to
players and that a key player on the
1986-87 team deliberately lost, or
"threw" an NCAA tournament game
to avoid NCAA drug testing.
According to N.C. State officials,
eight of the 14 1986-87 players are
friends puzzled by
the home of Lee Sizemore, 46, of 102
Bristol Drive, Chapel Hill.
Sizemore told police that at about
4 a.m. he heard McMichael outside
calling for help with his car. When
he opened the door to see who was
outside, McMichael attacked him,
Sizemore said. Sizemore shot McMi
chael after a struggle.
According to a report published
Friday, McMichael's father said
police told him Sizemore left the
The quality of education could
be improved by offering more
incentives for good educators to
come to UNC and stay here, Lewis
See LEWIS page 6
the Housing Advisory Board, and the
1987 and 1988 Quality of Life surveys.
According to the surveys, 85 percent
of the students supported the change,
Jimmy Randolph, RHA president,
argued that the change is unfair to
rising juniors and seniors who have
specific hall requests and wish to
remain on campus. The new lottery
system would decrease their chances,
he said, and because their housing
requests are room specific, they
would choose to move off campus,
which would greatly affect residence
The RHA had submitted a pro
posal to the housing department that
included sophomores in the lottery
process and would guarantee South
still studying at NCSU or other
schools. One team member, Vinny
Del Negro, did graduate from NCSU.
Charges of grade changing have
also come from Richard Lauffer,
former head of the NCSU physical
education department. Lauffer said
on Jan. 9 that three NCs, or no-credit
grades equal to F's, received by Chris
Washburn in 1985 were changed
within several weeks to D's.
Lauffer said h.e brought the matter ..
to Poultbn's attention and said
Poulton knew of the grade changing
but did not appear concerned.
Last Thursday, Lauffer said phys
ical education instructors had been
pressured by assistant coaches to
change players' grades.
Spangler said at the BOG meeting
that "no supporting evidence has been
found yet to sustain any such charge
(made by Lauffer)."
house after McMichael entered, went
to his car, got a gun and then returned
to the house to shoot McMichael.
Police spokesmen have said the
men did not know each other, and
police know of no motive for McMi
chael's actions. An autopsy revealed
no alcohol in McMichael's system,
despite the testimony of friends who
said he had planned to go to a Chapel
Hill bar that evening.
Results of a test for evidence .of
By DAVE GLENN
All of the elements for a blowout were
The Virginia Cavaliers had lost five
consecutive games. They were 0-2 in
the ACC and "fresh" off an 18-point
loss to Clemson.
Their head coach of 15 years, Terry
Holland, was recovering from surgery
in the University of Virginia Medical
By JENNIFER WING
UNC will remember the life of
Martin Luther King Jr. with a week
of special events commemorating his
birthday, highlighted by a lecture by
King's youngest daughter, Bernice
The Carolina Union Forum Com
mittee and the Chancellor's Commit
tee for the Martin Luther King Jr.
Birthday Celebration have scheduled
Bernice King to lecture on Thursday
in Memorial Hall on "The Dream
Ms. King was five years old when
her father was assassinated, but she
grew up in his shadow. In an Essence
magazine article, Ms. King is quoted
as saying: "I definitely feel a special
Campus housing to sophomores who
were unsuccessful in the lottery.
Randolph also recommended edu
cating sophomores on the residential
opportunities off campus, but Kuncl
said the proposal did not go far
enough in representing sophomores'
Even if all freshmen decided to stay
in the residence halls, Kuncl said, all
juniors and seniors who desired
housing could be placed by the lottery
process. About 95 more spaces will
be available because housing officials
will reopen two residence halls,
Ruffin and Mangum, next year while
closing only Stacy Residence Hall for
renovation, he said.
See HOUSING page 4
The university registrar is investi
gating Washburn's grade change, but
officials say the only change made
was that of an "Incomplete" to a C.
Spangler said in a telephone inter
view Monday that Lauffer had been
"relieved of his responsibilities" at
NCSU and that "may be reason for
him to say things that may have a
certain slant to them."
Spangler was not disturbed by
JEoulton'si directing, the investigation
in light of Lauffer's allegations. "I find
no problem whatsoever by having the
matter handled, as it should be, at
the campus level."
On Jan. 9, Poulton and Valvano,
who is also NCSU's athletic director,
requested an NCAA investigation of
the charges in "Personal Fouls."
Spangler said at the meeting that
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illegal drugs in McMichael's blood
stream will take at least another week.
McMichael's friends and family
members say he was not a drug user.
McMichael's friends said Size
more's statement does not match the
profile of the man they knew.
Chris Belcher, who worked in the
office next to Helium Highs until it
moved a"bout a month ago, said the
actions described by Sizemore did not
sound like McMichael at all.
Their starting forward and leading
shot blocker, 6-8 junior Bill Batts, was
declared academically ineligible
earlier in the week and would be
unavailable for battle against an
imposing Tar Heel front line.
- Indeed', there was a blowout Sun
day afternoon at University Hall in
Virginia, but it was the underdog
Wahoos who came out on top.
Led by the sharpshooting of guard
responsibility to contribute some
thing worthwhile, primarily because
from one to whom much is given,
much is expected."
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Students trying to buy books in Student Stores will not be able to
use this new central staircase until construction is completed.
"Attacking somebody was totally
out of his character," Belcher said.
John Haydock of Helium Highs
said he was getting tired of specu
lating on what might have happened
on the night of McMichael's death,
and he knew of no reason why
McMichael would have even been in
Haydock said he hoped investiga
tors would concentrate their efforts
on what happened at 102 Bristol
Richard Morgan, the Cavaliers (8-6,
1-2 in the ACC) handed the eighth
ranked Tar Heels a 106-83 defeat
before a sellout crowd of 8,864
screaming fans in University Hall.
The 23-point margin of defeat repres
ents the Tar Heels worst loss in
almost 25 years. The loss, their second
in the last three games, dropped the
Tar Heels' record to 14-3, 1-1 in
Morgan, who finished the day with
Ms. King graduated from Spelman
College in Atlanta and is working
toward her law and theology degrees
at Emory University in Atlanta. She
aspires to a seat on the Supreme
Tracy Taft, president of the Caro
lina Union, said, "She (Ms. King)
represents the struggle that Martin
Luther King fought for most of his
Margo Crawford, director of the
Black Cultural Center (BCC), said the
week's programs will focus on King's
unique background in the black
church and his incredible persever
ance in working toward his cause.
"As the years go on, we will
continue to reflect (on King)," she
said. "Just time itself will encourage
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Drive rather than on McMichael's
"All of his friends are as confused,
or in some cases more confused, than
the journalists about what happened
that night," Haydock said. "His
friends want to know more about
what happened at the house."
Haydock disputed published
reports suggesting that McMichael
See DEATH page 7
a' career-high 39 points, tickled the
twine from everywhere on the floor
top of the key, left corner, right
corner often with a defender right
on him. The 6-3 senior, who hit on
8 of 14 three pointers, came through
for the Cavs every time the Tar Heels
mounted a challenge in the second
UNC coach Dean Smith captured
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us to go beneath the surface."
The BCC will conduct brown-bag
lunch forums dealing with issues
about King's social action programs
and his social philosophy, Crawford
said. "King is very exciting to reflect
upon," she said.
The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
will host Franklin McCain in the
Union auditorium on Sunday to
discuss black activism in the 1960s
as seen from the eyes of one of the
four original sit-in protesters at
Woolworth's in Greensboro. The
Woolworth sit-in began a wave of sit-,
ins across the country.
Today, the Campus Y and Student
Government invite UNC staff,
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