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Volume 97, Issue 40
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By SIMONE PAM
A proposed bill that will be
introduced at an upcoming Student
Congress committee meeting
challenges the construction of the
Student Recreation Center (SRC) by
requesting a referendum denying
student fees to pay for the center.
If approved by the full congress,
the referendum would go on an
In the February campuswide
elections, students voted in favor of
the recreation center and its
accompanying fee increases of $13 a
'.semester and $4.35 a summer session.
The fees will not go into effect for
: Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7), author of
the bill, said one of the reasons he
would call for the referendum is the
recent tuition hike. Adding $13 to the
other increases may cause financial
problems for some students, he said.
"I believe in giving students an
opportunity to reconsider the SRC
because of the recent tuition
increases. If this fee is overturned, it
might help forestall further
Construction of the SRC would
force the University to tear down
many trees, Beall said. With the
construction of the Alumni Center,
students are already expressing some
concern about the campus
Beall said he felt only resident
students would benefit from the
"I want Student Congress to give
the student body a chance to express
their opinion on the issue. I
encourage students to contact their
representatives and give them their
opinion," he said. "I think it is wrong
for one group of students to vote on
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Wishing you had something else
to do besides watching soaps all
Then get out of that dorm room
and run, don't walk, to Room 208
of the Union at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 5t to apply for a job at the
DTH. You could be chosen to
write news, sports, arts or
'features, edit copy, take pictures
or design the paper all for free!
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You'll be expected to write a
'story for us, take a copy editing
'test or give us examples of your
photography skilte, and wfe'U
choose new staffers by that
something they won't have to pay for.
It's taxation without representation."
Carolina Athletic Association
(CAA) President Lisa Frye said: "I
am wondering what is the real
purpose behind the referendum is
it to lower student fees or kill the
SRC? I don't see the connection. If
you are going to lower student fees,
you don't pick a fee that was just
passed. You must look at all the fees.
"You don't vote conditionally.
SRC has nothing to do with transit
and tuition hikes. You have to think
about all the fees, not just single out
the most recent one."
Frye also said she felt the wording
of the bill "to lower student fees"
was misleading. "We have some
real questions about why the SRC has
She said the proposed site next to
Fetzer Gym was originally a site for
another building. But there was not
enough money to construct the
building, and major reconstruction
was not involved. "Any trees that
might be in the way would be moved
The role of the CAA is to do what
students want, Frye said. 4The CAA
will serve as a source of information.
Our role now is to talk to congress
and explain the issue. It isn't as
simple as 'let's let the students vote
The proposed referendum
diminishes the student voice, Frye
said. "By putting a revote, you are
saying something negative about the
student voice. Students have already
decided on this issue. Students are
interested in recreational facilities."
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said he was interested in
hearing students' reactions to the bill.
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Dorm condom machines
By NANCY WYKLE
Students can now purchase
condoms for 50 cents from machines
installed in residence halls this
Thirty-four machines have been
installed in residence hall bathrooms,
with at least one in each residence
hall. Most of the machines are in
residence hall bathrooms, but some
are in public areas. Ten machines will
be installed in the Student Union's
The machines resulted from a
recommendation made by the
University's Task Force on AIDS to
Chancellor Paul Hardin last spring.
"It was an intelligent decision,"
said junior Ann Abercombie.
"Promiscuity doesn't need
encouraging; it happens anyway.
They're encouraging safe sexual
Law student Steve Bayliss
disagreed. "It's a subversive
Communist plot to undermine the
moral standards of this great
He who enters a University walks on hallowed ground.
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Thursday, August 31, 1989
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UNC football coach Mack Brown speaks with the team Thursday
afternoon following an intrasquad scrimmage in preparation for
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By TOM PARKS
Chapel Hill police officers arrested
and charged a Carrboro man in
connection with a shooting in
downtown Chapel Hill Thursday
afternoon. ... ; -; , .
Bernard Atwater, 37, of 203
Alabama Ave. was charged with
assault with a deadly weapon with
intent to kill and inflicting serious
injury in connection with the multiple
shooting of Ernie Lassiter.
Lassiter was admitted to North
Carolina Memorial Hospital (NCMH)
UNC I iib
By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
UNC's libraries must reduce the
number of books and periodicals
purchased because recent budget
increases have not kept up with
inflation, library officials said
"The purchasing power of our
budget has declined fairly
dramatically," said Larry Alford,
assistant University librarian for
business and finance.
Library funding has increased 4
percent since 1986-87, but
subscription prices have risen 28.4
percent and book prices have risen 22
percent during that same time, said
John Shipman, University
Library officials have cut
"Promiscuity doesn't need
encouraging; it happens anyway.
They're encouraging safe sexual
Junior Ann Abercombie
University," he said.
UNC is the third UNC-system
school to install condom machines,
said Gene Davis, speaker of Student
Congress. Appalachian State
University and UNC-Asheville have
also installed the machines.
"ASU sells out constantly," Davis
said. A percentage of profits from ths
condom sales goes to the student
health services at ASU, he said.
"We need condom machines
because a lot of college students
enjoy having sex," Davis said. "If we'
can protect even one person from
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By Dimjyres local
following the incident. At 4 p.m.
Thursday he was listed in serious
condition and still in the emergency
room, according to an NCMH
At 7:30 p.m. NCMH officials said
Lassiter's vital signs were stable and
he was alert and in fair condition
Police Planner Jane Cousins said
Lassiter was taken to the hospital
shortly after the shooting on North
Columbia Street, just north of Stevens
Street near the Chapel Hill Municipal
rallies' purchasing bud
drastically periodical subscriptions
and may cut more if the situation gets
worse, Shipman said. At the close of
the fiscal year ending June 30, the
library serials department compiled a
list of the periodicais it subscribed to
for each academic department.
Each department was asked to
evaluate its subscriptions and identify
those that could be dropped if
necessary. Departments also had the
option of canceling any subscriptions
they could do without. Departments
identified $140,000 in subscriptions
that could be dropped if necessary
and voluntarily canceled $60,000 of
The library could be forced to
cancel the remaining $80,000 in
subscriptions if the budget problems
continue, Shipman said. "If the dollar
weakens significantly ... If several
contracting AIDS, then the condom
machines will be worth it."
Junior Tracy Riddle said: "It's
smart because a lot of people in
dorms don't have the means to obtain
them (condoms) otherwise. The
Condom manufacturers Protex paid
for the installation costs, Davis said.
No student funds were used for the
Although UNC Student Health
Services was not involved directly in
the decision to install the machines,
SHS is in favor of contraceptives
the team's opening game against Virginia Military Institute
scheduled for Sept. 9.
Police arrived on the scene in
response to a call received about
12:30 p.m. They found Lassiter
injured with multiple gunshot
Chapel Hill police could not
confirm Lassiter's home address but
did release information that he was a
resident of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
According to police witnesses
interviewed after the incident, the two
men were known to have a history of
arguments and confrontations before
the Thursday shooting, Cousins said.
subscriptions come at a higher price
than we anticipated, then that could
force us to cancel the other
David Taylor, head librarian of the
Undergraduate Library, said the
decreased purchasing power could
directly affect the classroom
environment. "This is the first year
we've had to tell professors that we
can't order the books they want to put
on reserve. In the past that's been a
priority of ours, but this year when
the cuts came through, we had to say,
4No, we can't order it.' "
This year's acquisitions rate for
new books may be the lowest in 10
years, Shipman said. The average for
the past 10 years was 77,000
volumes, and last year's acquisitions
reached just 44,000 volumes, he said.
being available to students, said
Judith Cowan, SHS director.
Many freshmen arriving on campus
were told about the machines by their
"I think it's a good idea," said
freshman Amanda Purvis. "It saves
you a trip to the drug store." She said
her father would probably favor the
installation. "Mothers usually think
things like that shouldn't be going
Freshman Mark Charlson said he
supported the installation of the
machines because they would help
prevent unwanted pregnancy and
The machines were supposed to
have a decal on them presenting safe
sex concerns, but none are on the
Michael Ibrahim, task force
chairman and dean of the School of
Public Health, said in a statement that
revenue generated by the machines
would be used for more AIDS
education on campus.
Police officials believe Atwater
walked to Chapel Hill Fire Station
No. 1 on North Columbia Street after
the shooting and turned himself and a
gun over to town public safety
officers, who immediately contacted
the police after they discovered what
Chapel Hill police officers then
transported Atwater to District Court
where his probable cause hearing was
set for Sept. 13 in Superior Court.
Atwater was released Thursday
evening after posting the $3,000 bond
set by a district court judge.
"Last year's rate was the lowest in
a decade. This year we're doing
everything we can to maintain last
Another area the budget problems
have affected is buying out-of-print
books, Shipman said.
The decreased purchasing power
may slow efforts to expand the
library's services in ways such as
purchasing data bases and other
equipment, but the library will be
open the same hours, Alford said.
Shipman said that although the
library may find ways to cope with
the budget problems, the solution is
more money. "We're making out the
best we can with a very bad situation.
But by making do, I hope we don't
give the impression that we don't
need the extra funding."
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PTL founder to undergo
psychiatric testing 3
SHS to charge for lab fees
Some student health
services no longer free 4
Groups unite against on
campus sexual assault 4
"sex, lies, and videotape"
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State news 3
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