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Thursday, July 13, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By SARAH CAGLE
Renovations to the Dean E. Smith
Center scheduled to be completed by
the 1989-90 basketball season will
give students about 300 more seats,
according to Smith Center Director
The renovations, costing the ath
letic department between $40,000 and
$50,000, will bring the number of
student seats in the lower level to
more than 2,000. Students have 4,408
seats in the upper level.
'This is not just talk," Elliot said.
By SARAH CAGLE
UNC officials said they plan to go
ahead and extend the runway at Ho
race Williams airport despite concerns
from area residents that the move
would increase air traffic at the facil
ity. Plans for the 500-foot extension
were discussed at a meeting Monday
of the Coordination and Consulta
tion Committee, the "town-gown"
By DAVE GLENN
UNC running back Kennard
Martin, the leading rusher in the
Atlantic Coast Conference last
year, will not be allowed to play
football for the Tar Heels in the
UNC football coach Mack
Brown announced Tuesday night
that Martin would not play this
season because of academic rea
sons. "Kennard Martin will not play
football for the University of North
Carolina this season for contin
ued academic inconsistencies,"
Brown said. "He will remain on
scholarship this fall and his status
will again be reviewed at the con
clusion of the fall semester."
Martin, who was accused of
stealing textbooks from a UNC
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'This is tangible proof of our com
mitment to students."
Originally, the Carolina Athletic
Association (CAA) proposed install
ing bleachers in part of the lower
level to accommodate students, but
Elliot said bleachers would present
"From an aesthetic standpoint,
bleachers don't look as nice," he said.
"It would also be a problem at con
certs to have part bleachers and part
Instead, six press booths were
removed to install about 250 seats in
board set up to discuss mutual con
cerns of Chapel Hill and the Univer
sity. Chancellor Paul Hardin told the
board that the extension would alle
viate safety and noise problems, be
cause planes could be higher when
they pass over residential areas.
Ben Tuchi, associate vice-chancellor
for business and finance, said
the University had dropped plans to
add a new fuel tank, which could
By DAVE GLENN
The Daily Tar Heel Board of Di
rectors voted Friday to go ahead with
the process of incorporating UNC's
daily student newspaper, which has
been in operation since 1893.
Kevin Schwartz, director and
general manager of the DTH, said
the vote is a response to the Univer
sity's "do nothing and nothing bad
will happen" attitude regarding the
tax liabilities of various campus or
ganizations. "For several years, the University
and student organizations have been
going back and forth on income tax
liabilities," Schwartz said. 'The Uni
versity is exempt. But because the
University will not state in writing
that we (the DTH) are part of the
University, we're seeking to protect
ourselves from possible tax liability."
The board plans to incorporate the
DTH as a non-profit organization in
North Carolina with plans to at
tain tax-exempt status, along with a
pardon for possible previous taxes,
from the Internal Revenue Service,
'We're seeking the peace of mind
that comes with knowing that the IRS
the lower level. Also, armrests be
tween some retractable seats in rows
A through L will be removed to add
between 40 and 50 seats.
These additions will provide about
the same number of seats as bleach
ers would have, Elliot said.
CAA President Lisa Frye said stu
dents are not guaranteed to receive
the particular seats that are being
added, but that students will receive
that number of seats.
"I think these are definitely good
See SEATS, page 6
have accommodated more planes.
But Citizens for Airport Plan
ning, a group of residents opposed
to the airport expansion, said the
runway extension will instead at
tract more non-University planes,
causing an increase in air traffic and
This would ultimately destroy the
quality of life in the area, they said.
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isn't going to come in here and shut
us down," Schwartz said.
Kevin Martin, former UNC stu
dent body president, attempted to get
the issue resolved last year when he
asked UNC administrators to come
up with a list of those groups that the
University would have liability for
under their tax umbrella. There still
is no such list.
Some campus groups includ
ing the Interfraternity Council, the
UNC Band and the Campus Y are
classified as independent and non
fee supported. Thus, the University
did not file tax forms for them.
Other groups, including The Daily
Tar Heel, are not protected by the
University's tax umbrella even
though these organizations received
DTH board member Ed Davis said
the board's vote was a response to
the University's "informal non-existence"
policy toward the DTH. "They
don't want to formally recognize our
existence, but they don't want to give
us any autonomy, either," Davis said.
"With incorporation, we are setting
out on our own path."
Susan Ehringhaus, assistant to the
chancellor, said it is often difficult to
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declare an organization part of the
University because many operations
within a particular campus group are
independent of the University. She
added that she sees the incorporation
idea as good for the DTH. "I think
The Tar Heel is proceeding responsi
bly, as usual," Ehringhaus said. "It's
the safest thing they can do about
their tax-exempt status."
The DTH's legal advisor, Dottie
Bernholz of Student Legal Services,
said the incorporation process also
increases the levels of control and
responsibility within a particular or
ganization. "If you are part of the University,
and not separately incorporated, the
University can control you," Bernholz
said. "The University doesn't want
to do that. Also, if you're not incor
porated and you're not officially iden
tified as part of the University, you
risk being treated as any other busi
ness for tax purposes.
"I recommend that every campus
Schwartz said the incorporation
process for the DTH could be com
pleted as soon as the spring of 1990.
"Right now, there are a lot of loose
ends regarding us as an organization,"
Tar HeelSarah Cagle
Schwartz said. "Through incorpora
tion, we can tie up a lot of those
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