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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 44
Thursday, September 7, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By WILL SPEARS
Assistant University Editor
and JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student Congress will vote next week
on a bill proposing the Phoenix Student
Newsweekly receive more than $ 1 1 ,000
to purchase parts of a desktop publish
ing system that would eventually re
duce the cost of publishing the paper.
The Student Congress Finance
Committee Wednesday sent the bill to
the full congress by a 6-2 vote. The
money would be a subsequent appro
priation to the Phoenix's budget.
"At this point, we can't afford not to
do it (if we are going) to stay competi
tive with other publications," said
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By MIKE SUTTON
Campus pro-choice and pro-life
forces are gearing up to target legisla
tors in the N.C. General Assembly this
semester, after the U.S. Supreme Court
in July gave states the power to restrict
In Webster vs. Reproductive Health
Services, the Supreme Court upheld a
Missouri law that forbade the use of
public funds, medical personnel or
facilities to perform abortions and af
firmed that human life begins at con
ception. "I think what we'll mainly be doing
is make sure that legislators running in
the elections coming up next year are
aware that this is an issue," said Polly
Guthrie, a campus activist for the Na
tional Abortion Rights Action League
(NARAL) of North Carolina. "And this
is a time when we have to return to
. Progressive Republicans may cross
party lines if they feel they can't sup
port their own party's anti-abortion
stance, she said.
Guthrie said NARAL would target
anti-abortion legislators such as Rep.
Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake, who led a
drive to cut the state abortion fund from
$900,000 to $200,000 during the last
legislative session. The fund was even
tually cut to $424,000, a compromise
"He's sort of the leading anti-choice
guy in the legislature," Guthrie said.
"He's nearby, so we feel we have a shot
at working to unseat him." NARAL
will also work to get pro-choice legis
lators such as U.S. Rep. David Price, D
Guthrie said she wasn't sure what
form NARAL's efforts would take, but
added that a petition drive was a possi
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Psychology professor Peter Ornstein is not preparing for Hurricane
Gabrielle; he is returning University equipment he borrowed for a
Labor Day canoe trip.
Phoenix editor Ed Davis.
The system would be for the use of
the Phoenix, Cellar Door, Black Ink,
Yackety Yack and other student publi
cations officially recognized by stu
dent government, said Student Con
gress Speaker Gene Davis.
"The system should bring smaller
student publications into the high-tech
age. The package will allow students
working for those publications to gain
experience in how to operate high-tech
The Desktop Publishing System
consists of a printer connected to per
sonal computers running specialized
software, according to a report authored
by Ed Davis. "Such a system allows
The UNC arm of NARAL will also
send a group to a Nov. 12 rally spon
sored by the National Organization for
Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C.
The march is intended to be a post
Webster reprise of the NOW march last
spring, when more than half a million
pro-choice demonstrators gathered at
the nation's capital.
Priti Shah, co-chair of the Women's
Forum at the Campus Y, said her group
also would send a delegation to the
march. Although the Women's Forum
has not yet slated any specific on
campus activities, the group may bring
in a pro-choice speaker for Human
Rights Week in November, she said.
Shah said she was unsure of the
status of Activating Awareness for
Choice and Equality (AACE) since its
founder, Tania Malik, graduated last
The Webster decision made the fight
to keep abortion legal more urgent, she
said. "I think that now we all have to
. bust our butts, because we don't know
what they'll be doing next."
Jane Burns, associate professor in
the romance language department, said
she and about a dozen other faculty
members were forming a pro-choice
group this semester.
"We spoke to the people at Planned
Parenthood and asked what we could
do. What we'll actually be doing is
organizing the students, circulating
petitions for the hometowns of stu
dents." Burns said the group, which has met
once, will probably set up informa
tional tables in the Pit and during
"I think a lot of what will be done
will be targeting legislators and getting
students to write letters to reach legis
lators in the more conservative districts
of the states," she said.
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streamlined, electronic whole," the
Because part of the system is being
leased, the Phoenix is not asking for the
full amount needed now. The next two
congresses would have the option of
giving the paper about $9,000 each
year to continue the lease agreement.
Ed Davis said the new system would
save the Phoenix $31,306 over a 10
year period beginning in 1990. "We're
saying (to congress), 'Give us a little
money now and you'll save a lot of
On the opposite side of the abortion
fence, Students for Life founder Sharon
Sentelle said her group would be geared
toward uniting anti-abortion forces
within different religious and conser
vative groups on campus.
Sentelle, chairwoman of the UNC
College Republicans, said: "It's more
going to be an ad hoc group, (formed)
when there's something to be done.
When Skip Stam introduces something
in the legislature, we can get out peti
tions for it. I don't want to make it
something you're a member of or not a
Students for Life will approach
campus religious groups such as Inter
Varsity Christian Fellowship,
Maranatha, Campus Crusade and the
United Christian Fellowship to draw
"Inmost of the evangelical Christian
groups, the sentiment would tend to
lean to the pro-life," Sentelle said.
"There are segments "where you can
find pro-lifers and pull them out, with
out those organizations having to tear
themselves apart and declare them
Guthrie said NARAL would use the
a statewide organization, as a resource.
"It's always useful to see that there are
people of faith who are pro-choice."
Sentelle said Students for Life hoped
to bring Stam to speak on campus in the
near future. "He has been in the fore
front of the pro-life movement."
She said determining most UNC
students' opinions on legalized abor
tion depended on how the question was
Guthrie disagreed: "I think the stu
dents tend to be pro-choice. I think it's
an issue that tends to hit close to home,
and they reflect national trends, if not
being even more pro-choice."
Letter helped spark
By ALAN MARTIN
Jim Valvano may have inadvertently
initiated the publication of "Personal
Fouls," a book by Peter Golenbock that
accuses Valvano of academic and
NCAA rules violations.
The book came to the attention of
Carroll and Graf Publishers when edi
tor Ken Carroll received a letter from
Valvano's attorney threatening possible
legal action if the book were published.
The letter was evidently sent to every
publishing house in the country, ac
cording to James Mason, a spokesman
from the publicity office at Carroll and
"The letter from Mr. Valvano's at
torney, Art Kaminski, piqued our inter
est," Mason said. "Otherwise we would
have never been, aware of the book."
The letter said Simon and Schuster
Publishers had decided not to publish
"Personal Fouls" because the company
thought the book was clearly libelous,
But an assistant at Kaminski's of
fice, who asked to remain anonymous,
said the letter only notified the publish
ers that legal action might follow if the
book detailed accusations outlined in
prepublicity. Valvano has not sued
because the book does not substantiate
the allegations printed on the dust cover
of the book.
Apparently Valvano does not be
lieve the public is taking the book seri
ously, so he is not going to feed the fire
with a lawsuit, the assistant said.
The N.C. attorney general's office
also notified Carroll and Graf that the
book may be libelous if it met expecta
tions, said Andy Benoit of the attorney
general's office. The letter from the
attorney general's office was unrelated
a good thing is
money in the long run.' "
Finance committee member Andrew
Cohen was the only member to speak
against the appropriation, saying he
wasn't convinced the Phoenix had
adequately looked at cheaper systems
or sought alternative funding.
"This is a great sum of money (and)
with the growing trend toward privati
zation of campus groups, I'd like to see
some efforts to get outside funding," he
said. "I think Mr. (Ed) Davis has failed
to establish that he has researched all
But Ed Davis said Cohen was "to
tally unfounded in his claims" that the
system was not thoroughly researched.
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Richard Bolyard, center, and Cecil Davis don chemical proof suits before entering Venable
Fire cleaoyp coot 5 mi yes
By NANCY WYKLE
Students were turned away from
classes in Venable Hall Wednesday
as cleanup efforts continued from a
fire that started in the basement of the
building Tuesday afternoon.
"I understand that some of the
cleanup will take a while," said
Charles Antle, associate vice chan
cellor of business. Officials have been
trying to contact a company that
specializes in the removal and dis
posal of hazardous wastes to finish
the cleanup process, he said.
The cause of the fire had not been
determined, officials said Wednes
University police and faculty
"The letter from Mr.
. . . piqued our inter
est" James Mason,
to the letter from Valvano's attorney.
What was actually published in the
book is different from the allegations
made during prepublicity, Benoit said.
The dust cover accused the Wolfpack
Club of illegally paying Valvano mil
lions of dollars. The cover also made
accusations that athletes had thrown a
game rather than be tested for drugs.
These allegations were not dealt with in
the book, Benoit said.
The fact the attorney general has not
filed suit against the publisher is not an
admission of guilt, he said. The attor
ney general's office decided instead
the material was not sufficiently dam
aging to N.C. State University to war
rant a lawsuit.
In a telephone interview Tuesday,
Golenbock said the fuss about the pos
sible publication of his book showed
him NCSU had something to hide. He
was never afraid of a lawsuit because
he knew his sources and information
were solid and accurate, he said.
Golenbock said he had nothing to do
with the dust cover, which made possi
bly libelous allegations.
Simon and Schuster released this
now-famous dust cover before the book
was printed. The information on the
dust cover was the only indication of
what was included in the book since
simply wonderful. Liberace
He also said that the best source of
outside funding was advertising reve
nue and that the new system was needed
to get people to advertise. "It's a real
Congress member Tom Elliott said
he was convinced Ed Davis had looked
into all reasonable alternatives for fund
ing and that he was "very much im
pressed" with the proposal. "To let this
die in committee ... would be an injus
tice." Before the meeting Elliott said the
system would benefit students. "I admit
it's expensive, but I think it's very well
justified. We're being asked to make an
investment in the Phoenix. I think it
members were stationed at doors and
around the building to prevent people
from entering, while crews attempted
to rid the building of dust and fumes,
An estimate of the damage caused
by smoke and heat will not be available
until insurance agents are able to enter
the building, said Brenda Morrison,
administrative assistant in the Health
and Safety Office.
Damage was probably confined to
the storage room where the fire started,
but the air-conditioning system pulled
fumes through the building, Antle said.
Power was restored to the building
Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Because of the nature of the materials
Simon and Schuster refused to release
copies of the manuscript.
Golenbock said he thought Valvano
made a wise move by resigning from
his position of NCSU athletic director.
"No man can have that kind of power
and not be strongly tempted to abuse
Golenbock said he never intended to
hurt Valvano's career or to hurt NCSU's
image. He said his only goal as a writer
was to "tell a hell of a good story to
entertain." He said he did believe the
changes that have occurred are positive
Golenbock said that he did not know
why Simon and Schuster suddenly
dropped his book, but that he suspected
they caved in to pressure from
Valvano's attorney and the N.C. attor
No one at Simon and Schuster would
discuss the "Personal Fouls" contro
versy. Local sales of the book have not
been exceptional even though it is No.
5 on The New York Times best seller
list, said Peter Moch, manager of the
Intimate Bookshop on Franklin Street.
When the book first came out, many
people bought it for the excitement, he
said. But after UNC announced its
recommendations and sanctions for
NCSU, the scandal was over and sales
dropped sharply. Moch said his store
sold 50 copies in two days, but only 30
copies in the following six weeks.
UNC-system President CD. Span
gler recently recommended several
changes be made at NCSU and all other
system schools. Those recommenda
refusing to admit student-athletes
who don't "have the potential to earn a
baccalaureate degree" and requiring
will result in savings."
Ed Davis and Aarre Laakso, co-editor
of Cellar Door and managing editor
of the Phoenix, appeared before the
Committee on Student Affairs to dis
cuss how the student body would be
affected if the proposal is approved.
"One thing this opportunity will do
is loan us instant credibility," Ed Davis
said. Circulation is a main focus the
Phoenix staff plans to address. "It's the
most crucial part of a paper. You can
put Pulitzer Prize-winning stories on
every page, but if you can't get the
paper out to people, they won't get
Nancy Wykle also contributed to
where the fire occurred, ventilation
and steam must be prevented from
entering the room.
"I suspect it's going to be a while
(before people can be admitted) after
we get the power on," said Joe
Robertson, Chapel Hill fire marshal.
"I believe from the Health and
Safety (Office) standpoint, the build
ing is usable now," Antle said. A
decision on whether to reopen the
building today will be made early
this morning, he said.
Officials said they hoped to reo
pen the building today, but the deci
sion to admit faculty and students
depends on the results from periodic
air samples taken Wednesday.
athletes to "follow a coherent course of
study leading to a degree;"
having professors monitor student
athletes' classroom attendance;
making freshmen ineligible to
compete in revenue sports;
instituting mandatory drug testing
not allowing a head coach to also
hold the position of athletic director.
The commission that investigated
NCSU also found the most severe alle
gations made on the dust cover of
"Personal Fouls" were not warranted,
but the commission did find enough
academic abuses to merit the changes
Karl Pfister contributed to this
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