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No coBroplta fbynd ioi athletic departtmeBut
Faculty committee member says program 'generally well-run' as investigation nears end
By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
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The UNC Department of Athletics
emerged with high marks from an
investigation by a Faculty Council
special committee formed after
former UNC football coach Dick
A final report has not yet been
released, but members of the com
mittee said Tuesday their investiga
tion found no signs of corruption in
the department. An interim report
may be released in April.
Henry Landsberger, sociology
professor and a committee member,
said he felt the program was generally
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By JEFF ECKARD
In an effort to make the Student
Congress budget process more effi
cient for student groups requesting
funding, a former student body
treasurer has proposed a cash
accounting and budgeting system for
Jody Beasley, a senior from
Fayetteville, submitted a proposal to
the Student Congress Rules and
Judiciary Committee that would
allow student organizations to keep
track of their money in a way similar
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well-run. "We certainly have found
a program that,v as best we -can tell,
Is very cleanly run and concerned
about student welfare and educa
"The program is certainly not like
an Oklahoma. There are definitely
going to be problems at any large
scale athletic program."
The Faculty Council decided to
investigate last year because of
controversy over Crum's resignation.
"Interest in the athletic department
grew out of what seemed to be a
forced resignation of Dick Crum,"
Landsberger said. "The faculty
became concerned, and the Faculty
to a checking account.
"The proposal has great potential
for improving student organizations'
understanding of the budget process,"
Under the proposal, student organ
izations will submit a preliminary
budget estimate that is separated into
income accounts and expense
Based on the organization's esti
mated income and expenses, the
congress can allocate money to the
organization's income account and,
based on the organization's prefer
By BLAKE DICKINSON
The debate over neon signs in
Chapel Hill moved closer to resolu
tion Monday as merchants expressed
support of a proposed revision of the
town sign ordinance which would
allow the display of neon.
At the public hearing, Erwin
Shatzen, co-owner of Pepper's Pizza,
and Terry Bowen, president of
Copytron, Inc. in Chapel Hill, pres
ented a petition with more than 1,600
signatures supporting neon signs.
Shatzen said he became involved
in the neon issue when two town
building inspectors informed him that
Pepper's Pizza would have to take
down its neon sign.
"Rather than be a rebellious
lawbreaker, I decided if you don't like
the law you work to change it," he
Shatzen contacted Chapel Hill
merchants and sent a letter to the
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Council passed a resolution creating
an ad hoc committee to look into the -relationship
between athletics and
academics on campus."
The committee was concerned
about the well-being of student
athletes, said Doris Betts, English
professor and committee chairwo
man. "There are many questions in
the faculty concerning the relation
ship and value of the intellectual side
and sports side. It's a question, of
She said the committee found no
corruption but did have some ideas
for changes. "We certainly have not
ence, can assign the cash to individual
expense accounts, such as printing
When the organization wants
money to spend in that category, it
will go to the individual account,
withdraw money and will know.how
much money it has left in that
Under the present system, groups
spend money from a general account
and are never sure how much they
have left for individual categories,
See CONGRESS page 4
Chapel Hill Town Council on behalf
of 16 merchants petitioning for an
amendment to the town sign ordi
nance to allow limited use of neon.
Several merchants spoke at the
council meeting in support of a
qualitative review of neon signs that
Cassandra Sloop, chairwoman of the
Appearance Commission, said would
allow more flexibility in sign approval
by deciding on the permission of neon
signs on a case-by-case basis.
Merchants called for a neon allow
ance to be set by the town which
would maintain appropriate usage
and not allow excessive or gaudy
neon display. Generally, they are
willing to accept the Appearance
Commission's recommended size and
"Our feeling is that prohibiting
neon of any kind should not be an
option," said Harold White, manager
See NEON page 5
You can't always trust your mother. Lou Reed
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By JENNIFER WING
Kim McLean was elected president
of the Black Student Movement
(BSM) Tuesday with 66 percent of
the votes, defeating write-in candidate
McLean, a junior from Burlington,
received 81. votes, while Tanner, a
junior from High Point, received 42
votes. A total of 123 votes repres
enting about 22 percent of the BSM's
members were cast in the election.
"I think the election was more than
fair, but I think it took a little too
long," McLean said.
She said voter turnout was normal
for a BSM election, although she said
BSM members may have been
deterred from voting because the
election was postponed twice. "I think
some people were, discouraged
because of the postponements," she
"Actually, compared to last year's
election, it (voter turnout) is about
the same. The turnout is not
McLean will work with present
BSM President Kenneth Perry until
the end of the semester and will
assume full presidential responsibilr
ities during the summer.
"The first thing we are going to do
is work on the constitution," she said.
"We're going to make things more
clear as far as elections and respon-
found any corruption or scandal,
although we have come up with some
The areas that genef ated the most
concern were the relationship
between the Educational Foundation
(Rams Club) and the University, the
operation of the Smith Center, and
whether student athletes are leading
a full life, Betts said.
"We split the committee into
several committees, and each com
mittee did their research on different
aspects of the athletic department,"
she said. "Currently we are working
on petitions that we are going to give
out to athletes,"
Betts said the committee planned
to meet with Chancellor Paul Hardin
April 1 1 to give him an overview of
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sibilities of officers."
McLean said she wanted to add
clarifications about the election
process and said she hoped to pro
duce more administrative positions in
the BSM through the creation of
She also said she wanted to con
tinue with the BSM's decision to
appeal to the Student Supreme Court
a Student Congress decision not to
allow the group to participate in the
budget process, but she refused to
the report. "It's a matter of courtesy,"
she sakL"'iWe want i- inform hinr
as well as hear about his experiences
with the athletics at the University."
The department handles money
well, Betts said. "College athletics is
such a big-time thing now, and there
is always a question of how funds are
being used. I don't think that there
is any misuse of funds."
The research done for the report
was thorough and covered a wide
range of topics, Betts said. "We
looked at the NCAA and the history
of college sports, we've worked all
through the summer, we've had
public hearings, and we have talked
with sports adl ministration. WeVe
tried not to leave any stone
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comment further on the BSM's:
actions concerning the appeal.
Tanner said he was confident
McLean would perform well as BSM
president. "One of her main ideas in;
the election was to restructure the
BSM, and that is what it needs."
Tanner said a lot of minority
students supported him, but that
many of them were not BSM
members. "The focus of my campaign
was to get . more black students
involved in the BSM, but the people
I was attracting were not members
of the BSM."
He said his primary message during
the campaign was to change the
image of the BSM from that of an
organization run by a few people to
one that is open to many.
"The BSM should get members
excited about being members," he
said. "I think black students should
automatically want to be BSM
Tanner said he would seek a
position on the BSM Central
McLean said she wanted to begin
selecting the central committee
members as soon as possible, but she
said she planned to cut down on the
inefficiency in the BSM by reducing
the number of committees. "Some of
the committees don't seem to be
See BSM page 5
John Swofford, director of athlet
ics, said he saw -the investigation as
a chance for self-evaluation. "We
want to have the best program that
we can possibly have. No matter how
good a program you have, there is
always room for improvement.
"We have looked upon this as a
chance for self-evaluation and are
always looking for ways to improve."
Moyer Smith, executive vice pres
ident of the Educational Foundation,
said the report was an aid to the
organization's efforts to improve.
"No matter how good an organ
ization is, we can always do better,"
he said. "We constantly investigate
ourselves. We have our own internal
audit and we hire professionals to
evaluate us as well."
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Gresham's injury, UNC toppled Tennessee 6-4.
See story, page 8.