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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 5
Friday, March 3, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
By WILL SPEARS
Because of voting discrepancies in
Tuesday's elections for Student
Congress seats in Districts 10 and 6,
a re-election will be held this Tuesday,
Elections Board Chairman Wilborn
Roberson said Thursday.
The number of votes cast in the
elections was higher than the the
number of students who signed in as
residents of the districts, Roberson
"There were a large number of
votes cast that should not have been,"
Roberson announced the re
elections after the Elections Board
met Thursday night to verify election
results. All other races were certified
In the 1 0th District race, junior
Deanna Ramey defeated sophomore
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a can-crushing contest was held Thursday and brightest in
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By SANDY WALL
The N.C. General Assembly
elected eight members to the UNC
Board of Governors Wednesday, but
failed to elect one of the incumbents
who was running.
The House and the Senate each
elected four members to the presti
gious 32-membcr board.
The House had to fill three at-large
seats and a seat reserved for a
Republican, while the Senate was
responsible for filling two at-large
seats, one minority seat and a seat
reserved for a woman.
The election in the Democrat
controlled House for the at-large
seats was virtually decided when most
of the 74 House Democrats held a
caucus on Tuesday to endorse a slate
The private caucus in which
some of the 74 Democrats chose not
to participate endorsed Harold
Webb of Raleigh; Ellen Ncwbold of
Rose Hill; and incumbent Phillip
Haire of Sylva for the three at-large
The full House then elected the
three endorsed candidates Webb,
Newbold and Haire and Asa
Spaulding Jr. of Durham for the
The House failed to re-elect eight
year incumbent William Woltz of Mt.
Airy, who was not endorsed in the
"My initial feelings are of great
Donnie Esposito by a margin of 185
182. Tom Elliott defeated Ram
Ramachandran 96-73 in the 6th
In both elections the discrepancy
in votes was enough to cause a "very
material problem," Roberson said.
The board checked the addresses of
all students who participated in the
voting for District 10 and found that
166 students who didn't live in the
district voted in the congress election,
Esposito said it is alarming that 166
of the District 10 votes were invalid,
because only 367 votes were cast.
Ramey said she was not surprised
at the board's decision.
"It's kind of disappointing," she
disappointment," Woltz said in a
telephone interview. "The process got
off track, and I was the one that was
Woltz said he had campaigned
actively within the House and had the
endorsements of many current board
"I personally talked to at least 60
of them (House members)," Woltz
said. "I had first-hand commitments.
I had many endorsements from
people on the board."
Although he was disappointed and
surprised, Woltz said he was not
angry at the House Democrats.
"Bitter is not in my language," he
said. "You win some, you lose some."
"I have enjoyed the board," Woltz
said. "I hope the things 1 did were
House Democratic leaders dis
agreed with Woltz that the caucus was
a bad tool in electing members to the
"If Mr. Woltz would have won,
would he say that?," said Rep. Toby
Fitch, D-Wilson, who is House
Majority Whip. "We just have a
difference of opinion."
"I stand behind the caucus vote,"
"This is the way that the Democrats
in the House in the General Assembly
decided to do it," Fitch said.
Some House Democrats, like Rep.
Alexander Warner, D-Cumberland,
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said. "IVe been congratulated so
much. But I knew there would be a
recount. It's kind of frustrating. I'm
sure it is for Donnie, too."
Esposito said he was surprised that
there would be a re-election.
Ramey and Esposito predicted that
voter turnout would be at an all-time
low for Tuesday's re-election.
"It will be the most minute voter
turnout ever," Ramey said. "People
are tired of voting. They've already
voted twice. Well see voter apathy
run rampant on the campus."
Esposito said he would continue
campaigning in order to get students
interested in voting for a third time.
"Of course, voter turnout is going
to be affected," he said. "But 111
campaign yet again. I think people
are getting sick of seeing my face."
In District 6, the discrepancy was
about 60 to 70 votes, Roberson said.
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There were only 169 votes cast.
Roberson said it was very difficult
to determine the discrepancy in
District 6 because many of the voters
did not list their district on the
registration sheet. The board could
not determine exactly which students
voted out of district, he said.
Efforts to reach Elliott and Ram
achandran for comment were unsuc
cessful Thursday night.,
The majority of the discrepancies
occurred at the all-campus polishes,
such as the Campus Y and the
Student Union, Roberson said. At
these large polishes it is difficult to
make sure students don't vote for a
race they aren't supposed to, he said.
Roberson said he did not suspect
fraud caused the discrepancies
because neither race was intense
See RE-ELECTION page 5
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By JAMES COBLIN
UNC's 1989 Senior Class broke
national records in its fund-raising
drive this week by raising $342,000
in pledge donations from class
members, putting the seniors over
their $500,000 goal by $59,600.
The total establishes a national
record for the largest pledge gift ever
donated by a senior class at any
American university, public or pri
vate, over a five-year period.
More than half the senior class
pledged to contribute to the endowed
professorship that will be the Class
of 1989's gift to UNC, said Steve
Tepper, senior class ' president?"
Matching funds contributed .by the
Educational Foundation and the
N.C. General Assembly will make up
the rest of the endowment.
The pledges were raised in a phone-
Coimgiress members to push
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By JEFF ECKARD
Student Congress has to give
prompt attention to the issue of
underrepresentation of off-campus
undergraduate students in congress,
but the problem may take some time
to correct, congress members said
"Equal representation is absolutely
essential, and it is required," said
Gene Davis (Dist. 16). "But, it may
be a long process. Its not something
you can work out overnight."
Yearbook fyodimig vanes
at -.nation's yniveirsntie
By JENNIFER WING
Despite the fact that many year
books at other universities get student
fees to help fund operations, Student
Congress members said Thursday
they may still decrease funding of the
Yackety Yack at Saturday's budget
The congress Finance Committee
recommended last weekend that the
Yack get about one third less funding
than they did last year, and some
congress members have suggested
eventually giving the yearbook no
funding, making it financially
The Yack received $9,340 last year
and requested $10,240 this year. The
Finance Committee recommended it
get $6,640 for the 1989 edition of the
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3), the
Finance Committee member who
proposed cutting the Yack's budget
request; has said one of his reasons
for proposing the cut was that other
universities' student governments do
not allocate student fees to
But many yearbook editors inter
viewed Thursday said their student
governments partially finance the
yearbooks with student funds, and
some said they do not request
Steve Miller, sports editor of the
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a-thon that began on Monday and
continued through Wednesday after
noon, Tepper said.
The fund drive was completed in
a surprisingly short time, Tepper said.
"One impressive aspect of the drive
was that we had passed our goal by
the end of Tuesday's session. Last
year's class took six sessions to raise
Seniors were asked to pledge $200
to be paid in installments over the
next five years, Tepper said. Some
students paid the pledge immediately,
but the majority will pay over the five
"We had the absolute best reaction
we could have hoped for," he said.
"Way over 50 percent of the class said
yes. There really were very few
"I think the class felt that they were
being challenged. We really felt the
The Daily Tar Heel reported
Wednesday that there are 633 on
campus undergraduate students for
each congress seat and 998 off
campus undergraduates for each seat,
according to statistics from the
housing department, the admissions
office and the University Registrar's
The Student Constitution requires
proportional representation of on
and off-campus students and grad
uate and professional students. It
states that, "The congress districts
Cornell no request
Northwestern no request
U. Cal. Berkeley
U. of Mo. at Columbia
U. of S.C.
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yearbook at the University of Cali
fornia at Berkeley, said his school's
student senate considered the year
book a very high priority despite
financial problems in the Student
Association. The yearbook received
about $40,000 in funding last year,
$30,000 more than the Yack received.
"The yearbook will probably never
be cut out. It seems that we're pretty
solid," Miller said.
The yearbook does not need ads
because it receives so much money
from the student government, he said.
Each student at Duke University
pays $15 to a student activity fund
challenge this year."
The first professorship will be
presented in the fall of 1994, during
UNC's bicentennial celebration.
A committee will be created this
spring to solidify details of the
professorship, Tepper said. Students
will make up most of the committee,
with possible faculty or administra
tive advisers. "It will definitely be a
The committee will define criteria
for the professorship, but the class
already has some specific ideas,
"Our goal is to make the professor
as accessible to as many students as
possible," Tepper said. "Teaching at
the undergraduate level will definitely
be part of the criteria. We are looking
for a great teacher."
See RECORD page 3
shall be reasonably equal in popu
lation, deviating not more than 10
percent from population average."
If the 22,029 full-time students were
represented equally by the 28 student
congress members, each member
would represent 760 students.
Off-campus undergraduates also
are not represented equally in district
representation. The congressional
district should represent 1,223 stu
dents, but on-campus undergraduates
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received from student funds
which funds the yearbook, said Lars
Lucier, editor of the yearbook. ;
The student government approves
student fees for student organiza
tions, and the fees are transferred to
a department of the publications
board, where each of the student
publications receives a certain
amount, Lucier said. Because of the
required student activities fund, every
student receives a yearbook.
N.C. State University's yearbook
receives nearly one third of its total
budget from student fees, editor
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