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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 96, Issue 109
Tuesday, January 31, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mostly sunny today
High around 65
Temps in upper 60s
John Pope, a junior from Atlanta, Ga., bids a
sad goodbye to his 1981 Oldsmobile. The car
By RHETA LOGAN
More publicity is necessary to
make Students Averting Frightening
Encounters (SAFE) a more recog
nized campus escort program, said
Bill Craver, the program's new
Publicity tactics, such as posting
flisrs and speaking at residence hall
meetings, would let female students
know that SAFE is eager to serve
them, Craver said.
The publicity could also increase
the number of males who volunteer
By STACI COX
Calvin Coolidge. Franklin Roose
velt. Millard Fillmore. John F.
Kennedy. Each of these men served
as U.S. president, and each has been
rewarded (or penalized) by a histor
ical perspective of his administration.
Now, only weeks after he left office,
Ronald Reagan's place in history is
being widely debated.
"1 think hell be recorded as a very
fortunate president," Rogers Smith,
associate professor of political science
at Yale University, said in a telephone
Restoration of civic pride in Amer
icans, strengthening the military,
improved relations with the Soviets
and a long run of economic growth
will be counted in Reagan's favor,
Smith said. But his place in history
will rest largely on how the debt is
handled over the next five to 10 years,
If the economy falls into a reces
sion, popular opinion will probably
isolate the national deficit as the root
cause, and that theory leaves the
blame to Reagan, said William
Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan
professor of history at UNC.
"It is possible that his teflon
immunity will hold up, especially
because of his administrative style of
non-involvement, and Reagan will
not be blamed," Leuchtenburg said.
"Bush could get the blame simply by
Events slated for black history celebration
By KAREN ENTRIKEN
Jesse Jackson Jr. will highlight
UNC's celebration of Black History
Month, when the Black Cultural
Center (BCC), Black Student Move
ment and black sororities and frater
nities host events commemorating the
achievements of black Americans.
Jackson and Conrad Tillard, a
Black Muslim, will highlight the
month on Feb. 17 when they speak
about the next generation of black
leaders, said Warren Robinson, a
BSM planner for Black History
The month begins Wednesday with
a celebration in the Pit from 11:05
sat behind the Phi
before Pope sold
to serve as escorts, he said. The
program needs 30 more escorts to
reach the desired number of 60.
A good time to give SAFE more
publicity would be during freshman
orientation, Craver said. Carolina
TOPS counselors could encourage
involvement and use of the program
to incoming students, he said.
Craver also hopes to move the
SAFE headquarters to a larger office,
3 which would make more room for
SAFE escorts. Females who volun
teer to be escorts must do the job
in pairs, and the current SAFE office
"He knew his limits. He will always be
remembered as The Great
Communicatory even if his
administrative skills are questioned."
If the economy holds up for the
next four years, Reagan will be off
the hook in the eyes of the public,
but any future detrimental effects of
the debt will still be considered by
historians, Smith said.
"If an economic downturn is traced
to the deficit, the public will
remember him as an inept if very
nice guy, much like Calvin Coo
lidge," he said. "If Bush and Congress
handle the debt and there are no
major problems, (Reagan) will be
remembered as awfully lovable and
he didn't do such a bad job."
Many other factors must be taken
into consideration before deciding
Reagan's historical position.
"Historians are likely to make a
distinction between the way Reagan
performed the duties of the presid
ency and the policies he espoused,"
Reagan performed his ceremonial
duties very well and could "cheer up
the nation" during national crises, but
a.m. to 12:05 p.m. planned by Delta
Sigma Theta sorority.
Then the BCC and the Student
Union will hold a preview of a
teleconference called "Beyond the
Dream: A Celebration of Black
History" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in
the Union auditorium. The program
shows blacks' involvement in politics,
education, sports, entertainment and
At 8 p.m. Alpha Kappa Alpha
sorority presents "A Musical Tribute
to Black History" in the Union
The day offers a busy agenda, and
the events don't end there. Black
History Month stretches on into
my embarrassment I was born in
Delta Theta house for months
it for junk Monday afternoon.
is not big enough to accommodate
very many escort pairs, Craver said.
"If we get a bigger place, that would
help if there was interest from (the
female) sector," he said.
The program was founded as the
RAPE Escort Service in February
1980, but about three years ago, the
name was changed to SAFE because
of the negative connotation of RAPE.
Craver may change the name , of the
program back to Rape and Assault
Prevention Escort Service (RAPE),
. he said.
The name SAFE is too ambiguous,
he was. a poorly informed adminis
trator, often given to fantasy and
lacking comprehension of specific
details, Leuchtenburg said.
The country was suffering from
double-digit inflation, national pride
was almost nonexistent, and there
was very little confidence in a strong
presidency when Reagan took office.
Increased military spending and
Reagan's personality restored pres
tige and made him immensely pop
ular, Leuchtenburg said.
But his presidency was plagued by
a series of disasters, from the death
of hundreds of U.S. Marines in Beirut
to the Iran-Contra scandal, all of
which will hurt his historical repu
tation, he said.
"It will be hard for people to
understand how he remained so
popular," Leuchtenburg said.
Another mark against Reagan
comes when his promises and his
actions are compared, he said. In the
1980 campaign, Reagan attacked
former President Jimmy Carter for
February with a packed schedule.
"We're doubling our services to the
University with programs and
events," said Margo Crawford, BCC
Usually the BCC plans one lecture,
cross-cultural workshop and black
music experience each month, but
because of Black History Month the
center will host two of each event.
Celebration of Black History
Month originated as a tradition at
UNC in the early 1960s when the
NAACP organized a group of black
students and planned programs for
"UNC has been celebrating Black
History Month for about 20 years
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By LARRY STONE
A UNC student was arrested by
Chapel Hill police Friday afternoon
after they found about $120,000
worth of the drug MDMA, better
known as ecstasy, in his apartment.
Brian Elliott Adler, 21, of Shep
herd Lane Apartments, was arrested
and charged by police with felony
possession of MDMA with intent to
Adler was placed under $2,500
secured bond, but he posted bond late
Friday and was released.
Police planner Jane Cousins said
Chapel Hill police received a tip from
a confidential informant Friday and
raided Adler's apartment around 2
p.m. According to the police report,
officers found about 6,000 tablets of
MDMA in the apartment.
Cousins said each tablet of the drug
has a street value of about $20. She
awareime of program
Craver said. "It's a euphemism," he
Former SAFE Director Julia
Greer agreed, saying that changing
the name from RAPE to SAFE may
have reduced the effectiveness of the
But SAFE has made progress in
becoming re-established, Greer said.
For example, SAFE was asked to join
. in the efforts of the Rape Awareness
Committee and the Safety Task
Force last year.
A change in the SAFE director's
starting date should help the transi
increasing the national debt and for
negotiating with terrorists during the
Iran hostage crisis.
But during the Reagan administra
tion, the debt skyrocketed, largely
because of his supply-side economic
policies of lowering taxes and increas
ing military spending.
"The economy has improved
mostly for the 'haves' during his
administration. Actually, despite his
promises, his policies left a big tear
in the safety net," Leuchtenburg said.
And after saying he would never
negotiate with terrorists, Reagan was
involved in the Iran-Contra scandal
and called Oliver North, who sold
arms to terrorists, a hero, he said.
Reagan's choice of staff was also
"He was a good president but there
were some disappointments, as well,"
said Barbara Lukens, staff member
for Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C. "I think
more could have been achieved were
it not for some of the advice the
Many of Reagan's appointees were
later involved in questionable or
illegal activities, which will hurt his
reputation over time, said Rafe
Greenlee, press secretary for Sen.
Terry Sanford, D-NC.
"Obviously, those ethics come from
the top of the administration,"
See REAGAN page 2
minimum," said Harold Wallace, vice
chancellor for University affairs.
Carter Woodson, considered the
father of 20th century black history,
created the idea of a celebration,
"In 1918 he published a journal that
challenged the racially-biased history
of black people and began the
Association for the Study of Negro
History and Life," she said.
Woodson's efforts to study and
publish a history of blacks roots
reaching all the way back to their
African heritage began a tradition of
pride in the achievements of blacks
See HISTORY page 3
bed with a lady.
said she did not remember previous
busts for MDMA in Chapel Hill.
"We certainly have never had an
arrest of this magnitude before," she
Arthur McBay, a professor of
pathology and pharmacology in the
School of Pharmacy, said Methylene
dioxymethamphetamine has been in
existence since 1914 and was origi
nally designed .as an appetite
"The drug is made synthetically but
is not a designer drug in the truest
sense," he said. "It was used by
psychiatrists as a medicinal drug,
much like aspirin, but was not cleared
by the Food and- Drug
Drug enforcement officials placed
MDMA on Schedule I in 1985.
Schedule I is an illegal drug classi
fication that includes drugs such as
heroin, LSD and cocaine.
tion of leadership, Greer said. Incom
ing SAFE directors used to begin
their jobs as the school year ended
in May. Now, new .SAFE directors
will assume the position in January
and will have the former director
there to assist them in the transition.
The SAFE director selection com
mittee was made up of Greer, Sgt.
Ned Comar of the University police
and Al Calarco, associate director of
the Department of University
budget hear i nss
By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
Improved scheduling and a
more experienced Student Con
gress should make the 1989 budget
process smoother and more effec
tive, student government officials
The budget process began this
week, when Felicia Mebane, stu
dent body treasurer, and Gretchen
Knight, Student Congress Finance
Committee chairwoman, con
ducted orientation sessions on
Sunday and Monday for organ
izations who plan to apply for
They explained the budget time
table, treasury laws and criteria for
funding to the officers who
Groups who request funding
must be recognized by the con
gress as well as the University,
Mebane said. Congress recogni
tion has basically the same require
ments as University recognition,
she said, but the individual process
lets the congress maintain its own
To receive recognition by con
gress, organizations must submit
proof of University recognition;
copies of their bylaws or consti
tution, including a non
discriminatory clause; and a list of
Recognized groups must turn in
their budget requests by Feb. 10.
After a random drawing to deter
mine group order, Finance Com
mittee hearings will be organized.
The hearings will begin on Feb.
This year's committee hearings
will be planned carefully, so that
instead of having a fixed number
of hearings each night, the com
mittee will have fewer hearings on
nights when groups are scheduled
whose budgets traditionally have
taken more of the committee's
time, Mebane said.
"I think it will just help make
the process more pleasant for the
group and the committee," she
"The drug gives the user a pleasant
way of getting in touch with one's
self, thus the name ecstasy," McBay
said. "It seems to have the positive
effects of LSD without the halluci
"If used properly, I think it is a
valuable drug," McBay said.
McBay said studies seem to show
the positive effects for the user tend
to diminish rapidly as use continues.
The negatives of the drug include
an increase in blood pressure, similar
to the effect of using cocaine, he said.
A possible result of this would be a
blood vessel rupturing in the brain.
McBay said he knew of no one in
North Carolina who had died as a
result of using the drug, but he said
there have been reports of deaths in
other parts of the nation.
"In most of these instances, the use
of MDMA is combined with another
drug or alcohol," he said.
Calarco said some of the criteria
used for selection included the appli
cants' previous involvement in SAFE
and their knowledge and understand
ing of the program.
Applicants' ideas for improving
SAFE were another important factor,
r , The. committee, was .looking for. a
director who demonstrated leader
ship and enthusiasm, Comar said.
Deadline for application
for Student Congress
Budget requests due
Order of finance committee
hearings posted, Suite C
Finance committee budget
Full congress budget
said.- "I think it will help the
committee make better decisions.
Before, if one group took a long
time, all the groups after them had
to wait for hours."
Other changes that should expe
dite the hearings include a com
puter that can accurately record
and tabulate changes and an
easier-to-use worksheet for the
committee members, Mebane
A referendum last year moved
the budget process to the end of
the congress term instead of the
beginning, so congress members
would be more experienced when
they tackled the budget. This
congress's members will conduct
the budget process twice, because
the change in procedure took place
during their term. The congress's
extra experience will make the
budget process more efficient,
All necessary forms for recog
nition and budget requests can be
picked up from and returned to
Suite C in the Student Union.