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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 95, Issue 126
Thursday, February 23, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Friday, 30 chance of snow
Windy and cold
By DEIRDRE FALLON
and WILL SPEARS
Student Congress approved a
resolution supporting student efforts
to bring about international arms
reduction and provide opportunities
for the homeless at its Wednesday
night meeting. .
The congress also passed an
amendment to the Instrument of
Student Judicial Governance that
would make date rape and sexual and
racial harassment violations of the
Campus Code under the Code of
Student Conduct in the Instrument.
The arms reduction and homeless
resolution was passed by voice vote.
In adopting the resolution, the
congress expressed its support for
students wishing to further the peace
process between the United States
and the Soviet Union.
Congress also "applauds efforts to
deal with domestic issues like the
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Ruth Dowling was elected chair
woman of the Undergraduate Honor
Court and Michael Hinshaw, Jeff
Tracy and Salem Suber were elected
vice chairmen by the court Tuesday.
Keeping students informed about
the honor code and the functions of
the Honor Court will be the most
important task of the court in the
coming year, Dowling said.
"I think the main issue that I want
to concentrate on - is really pushing
in the area of education," she said.
By JAMES BURROUGHS
Voter turnout for Tuesday's elec
tions was average, with about 24
percent of students casting ballots in
the student body president race,
although election board officials
projected much larger numbers at one
point during the returns early Wed
"Considering the weather, I think
it was a very good turnout," Wilborn
Roberson, Elections Board chair
man, said Wednesday. "I felt it was
going to be a little larger this year."
The official results will be available
Thursday night or Friday afternoon,
Turnout at residence hall poll sites
Seesaw for soda
Mike Nalevaiko, one of two UNC
his weight in Coke products in a
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plight of the homeless," according to
Specifically, the requests the con
gress supports include a 50 percent
bilateral reduction in intercontinental
ballistic missies; a moratorium on
research, testing, and deployment of
all space-based weapons systems; and
greater recognition of fundamental
human rights, according to the
These arms reductions would give
the United States "significant allocat
able funds" which could be used to
aid the homeless, said Brock Dick
inson, an author of the resolution.
The resolution does not specify
how the homeless would benefit from
these funds, but possibilities include
job training, education, and low-cost
housing, Dickinson said.
The passage of the bill is an
important step in showing the Soviet
Union that students' concerns . are
legitimate, Dickinson said.
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Stronger presentations of the
honor system to freshmen at orien
tation is the most practical way to
increase student awareness since most
of the work of the court is kept
confidential, she said.
"That's a time when we can give
(students) an idea of what the Honor
Court does," she said.
Working toward a more serious
tone during hearings and consistency
in the sanctioning process should also
be goals of the court over the next
year, Dowling said..In-thc pastJLhe
court has been flexible oiv.many
was unusually large, while turnout at
the' all-campus sites was below
average, which made the projected
total turnout misleading, he said. At
one point during the morning, when
no all-campus site returns had come
in, Roberson announced that the
number of voters in the election might
be twice that of last year's election.
No candidates from Tuesday's
elections have filed appeals to the
elections board, Roberson said. The
deadline for such appeals is 48 hours
, after the polls close.
The deadline for all candidates'
expense reports was 5 p.m. Wednes
day, with disqualification being the
punishment for. late forms, he said.
All student body president candidates
students to win
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"This puts pressure on the embassy
to take it seriously," he said. "This
tells the Soviets that we're serious and
that there's a lot of support for it."
Dickinson said the Student Action
Union, a student activist organiza
tion, would print a copy of the bill
in its publication, The Union. The
publication will be sent to 50 college
Students will also circulate copies
of the resolution around campus and
request that students sign them. The
signed copies will be sent to the Soviet
Embassy, the State Department and
possibly President Bush, Dickinson
This is a good opportunity for
students to get involved with a
worthwhile cause, Dickinson said.
"Historically, students have been
major players in deciding policy," he
said. "It's time today's students made
that effort and worked for something
penalties for Honor Court violations,
and a more concrete system is needed,
Dowling said. '
The court . also decided to hold
meetings once a month, during which
time they can discuss issues relevant
to the court's proceedings, she said.
Currently, the court convenes only
for hearings she said.
Dowling said the court has
achieved a positive image with
students this year, especially follow
ing the Honor Court hearings of
former- student . activist. Dale.
number of students who voted
who received at least seven percent
of the vote will, be reimbursed for one
half of all their expenses, he said.
All posters, except'for those can
didates participating in the runoff,
must be taken down by 7 p.m.
Saturday, he said.
Another result of the election was
the $1,000 to $1,500 raised by the
senior class for the Make-a-Wish
Foundation. The project involved 30
to 40 local businesses and campus
organizations pledging a certain
amount for every vote cast in the
election, said Jeff Hoffman, co
chairman of the senior class philan
thropy committee. Much of the
tallying process is incomplete, but
within a week letters will be sent to
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drawing Tuesday, balances the soft drink as Wade
Bullock and Ed Gross of Coca-Cola look on.
The amendment to the Instrument
of Student Judicial Governance
would include specific references to
date rape, sexual harassment and
racial harassment in the Instrument.
The proposal, submitted by the
Committee on Student Conduct,
passed the congress by acclamation.
It must be approved by the Faculty
Council at its Friday meeting and by
Chancellor Paul Hardin.
If apprbved, the amendment would
take effect in 1989-90.
The amendment would bring
unwanted sexual contact or harass
ment, as well as racial harassment,
under the student judicial system's
jurisdiction, said Robert Byrd, chair
man of the Committee on Student
"Essentially, this is covered, but not
in any specific way," Byrd said. "We
felt it (the Instrument) was broad in
coverage and this needed to be dealt
with fairly specifically."
"I have a pretty good feeling about
student perception at this point," she
Vice Chairman Suber also said the
court must increase student aware
ness of the honor system in everyday
life at UNC.
"We want to make sure we're
effective in raising the consciousness
of the honor system," he said.
Monthly meetings by the court will
improve its effectiveness as a body,
he said. "I think the better prepared
we are as a group, the, better judg
ments well be able to make."
donors asking for their pledges, he
The project was the source of much
controversy following its creation last
semester, mainly because of the idea
that raising funds in such a way was
an abuse of the right to vote. Since
that time, senior class officials kept
public awareness of the project to a
minimum, Hoffman said.
"We eliminated the publicity of it
and the incentive of students to vote,"
he said. "The money we raised is just
a by-product of the elections."
Once the committee collects all the
pledges, the senior class hopes to use
the funds to sponsor one child's wish,
By BLAKE DICKINSON
Staff Writer '
Chapel Hill Public Vorks
employees are putting the finishing
touches on the prototype of a struc
ture they hope will solve pollution
and safety problems associated with
newspaper vending racks. .
This is the latest move in an
ongoing effort by the town's ad hoc
newspaper rack appearance commit
tee chaired by Cassandra Sloop to
address the problem of newspaper
racks in downtown Chapel Hill.
An October 1988 appearance com
mission meeting led to the formation
of the eight-member committee that
met Feb. 2 and discussed several
proposals, including a proposed
newspaper rack holder.
"It's not even a control; it's just a
place to put them (newspaper vending
racks)," said Richard Guthridge,
Chapel Hill Appearance Commission
member and architect of the proposed
vending rack holder.
Committee members walked the
100 block of Franklin Street and tried
to address some of the committee's
concerns, according to Kevin
Schwartz, general manager of The
Daily Tar Heel and a member of the
Schwartz and others removed
The Instrument now prohibits
inflicting physical abuse or injury
upon a person, placing a person in
fear of physical injury or inflicting
severe mental or emotional distress
upon a person.
The amendment will also make
students more aware of the problems
of sexual and racial harassment, said
David Fountain, undergraduate
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By JUSTIN McGUlRE
Assistant University Editor
The annual Student Congress
budget process begins tonight as
five student groups present their
budget requests at a finance
The Association of Interna
tional Students, Student Legal
Services, Student Congress, the
Korean American Student Asso
ciation and the Carolina Athletic
Association (CA A) will go before
the committee tonight.
Twenty-eight student groups
have requested a total of $158,527
this year from congress, which is
responsible for allocating student
activifes"fees, said "Gretchen
Knight, finance committee chair
. woman.. Congress has $174,520 to
allocate, she said.
Last year, groups requested
$350,000 from congress, which
only had $180,000 to allocate.
"This year is very different than
last year," Knight said. "We're in
much better shape."
Several factors may have con
tributed to the difference, Knight
said. Student Legal Services (SLS)
requested $46,518 last year but
only $6,707 this year. Student
Congress passed a bill giving SLS
the right to get student fees which
are not controlled by congress.
The UNC Board of Governors
must now decide if the group will
get the funds.
Also, the Black Student Move
ment and several other groups
which requested funding last year
missed deadlines to participate in
the budget process.
The hearings will continue for
the next week, and the final budget
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racks from open areas and placed"
them in more acceptable ones, orga
nized rows of racks and notified
publications whose racks needed
repair or replacement.
At least one member of the group
thought this would be the only action
taken until the committee met again
March 2, and he did not expect the
town-made rack holder to be
"I thought that at the last meeting
we had pretty much thrown that idea
out," Marty Durrence, director of
circulation for The Chapel Hill
Placing flowers to hide the racks
in front of Taco Bell had been
discussed, but he said he was not
aware that the proposed drawings by
marks the 9Cth birthday
of the oldest newspaper in Chapel
Hill namely, this one.
The first issue of The Tar Heel
was published on Thursday, Feb
ruary 23, 1893, under the auspices
of the University
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student attorney general.
"Primarily, it's a means of bringing
to the attention of the student
community problems that need to be
dealt with, problems the student
judicial system is dealing with as best
they know how," he said. "We want
the amendment to be included, to
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hearing before the full congress
will be March 4, Knight said.
The budget process has begun
earlier this year than in previous
years. Knight said the later inaug
uration date of elected officials
means March 4 is the latest
Saturday congress can have the
final hearing before a new congress
The largest requests this year
have come from the executive
branch of student government,
which requested about $26,000;
the CAA, which requested
$18,093; Student Television,
$18,093; and the Phoenix news
The Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association, a group whose fund
ing is always controversial,
requested $2,421. ' '
Knight said the allocation of
fees is one of the most important,
and the most visible, functions of
"The students at UNC are very
fortunate," she said. "We have one
of the few student governments
that has control of student fees.
That's a big responsibility and a
great privilege as well."
Students who have suggested
that student fees be abolished
should consider that abolishing
fees would probably mean the
administration would take control
of allocating fees, Knight said.
"That would be a great loss to
students and to student govern
ment," she said. "The fact is, we
do have student fees. Allocation
is a right we shouldn't give up
without serious thought and
Guthridge had moved beyond the
The news rack holder will resemble
a picture frame, Guthridge said. The
unit will consist of a five-foot beam
to the left of the racks attached to
a 10-foot beam over the racks and
a second five-foot beam on the right
of the racks.
The structure would be built with
the same extruded aluminum with
bronzed finish used by the town for
bus stops, Guthridge said. Off-white
letters spelling "Newspaper" would be
affixed to the crossbeam.
The wooden prototype being built
by public works will also have a base
for affixing separate racks since the
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