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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 47
Tuesday, September 12, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Staff Writer
Two groups have written and circu
lated petitions protesting The Daily Tar
Heel management's decision to insert
an advertisement for Playboy maga
zine, saying the magazine represents
sexist attitudes.
The Women's Forum of the Campus
Y and another group will meet at the
Campus Y building Wednesday at 4
p.m. From there they will go to the
DTH office to present their petitions.
The Women's Forum's petition says
that Playboy degrades women by
making them into sexual objects and
that the decision to run the ad showed
bad judgment on the part of the DTH
management, said Campus Y co-president
Tony Deifell.
The second petition says, "The par
ties responsible for the ad should pub
lish an apology to the UNC commu
nity, which it has offended." It also asks
that the DTH donate the proceeds from
the ad to a local or campus organization
that promotes the advancement of
Maria Poplin, who co-wrote the
second petition, said her group's ef
forts began when "three friends organ
ized on the spur of the moment, and
other people said they'd like to help."
Poplin, along with Ristin Cooks and
former UNC student Laura Gowdy,
photocopied the ad and posted the copies
in residence halls and buildings on
campus. They wrote across the copies:
"This is offensive to women," and
Program refeirs pareote
to area day-care centers
Staff Writer
Child Care Networks Inc., an or
ganization that assists families in find
ing day care, is giving .full-time Uni- ,
versity students and employees the
opportunity to receive special child care
services through a one-year pilot pro
gram. The program, which began this
summer, allows University employees
and students to receive "enhanced re
ferrals" on a randomly selected basis.
The referrals involve Child Care
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"DTH promotes objectification of
Poplin's group's petition says its
signers do not support censorship. It
says, "The DTH certainly has a guaran
teed right to express any opinion," but
"we cannot condone its promotion of a
sexist magazine."
"I don't think it (Playboy) should be
promoted by our campus newspaper,"
Poplin said.
Poplin's group sat in the Pit Monday
to gain signers for its petition and to
communicate with other students about
the ad, she said. They also plan to be in
the Pit until noon today. "After that it's
touch and go."
Kevin Schwartz, DTH director and
general manager, said he and Advertis
ing Director Tricia Glance did not
consider the idea of sexism in their
decision to run the ad.
Schwartz said he did expect some
objection from the student body. "I
didn't expect it (the petitions), but I'm
not surprised. I do not seek to justify the
The DTH uses five objective stan
dards for accepting advertising, he said.
Ads may not be untruthful or mislead
ing; they may not advertise services
and products that are illegal in North
Carolina; they may not condone or
promote actions that are illegal in North
Carolina; they may not contain profane
language; and they must comply with
all state regulations.
"Seeing that this insert did not vio
Networks going a step further in its
services by providing the names of
centers that have openings available.
With a regular referral, the group only
provided families with the names of the
day-care facilities.
"If you're lucky enough to call when
somebody is ready to take an enhanced
referral, you get one," explained Amy
Rabb, program director at Child Care
The University, which has been fi
nancially supportive of Child Care
Networks since its opening six years
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We think in generalities, we live in
late any of those standards, we inserted
it," Schwartz said.
"Subjectively, I'm sure this ad may
rub some people the wrong way, just as
some other things they've seen in the
DTH. As always, there's a forum on the
editorial page which allows people who
want to talk about something to do so.
They can also come in and chat. I'd be
happy to talk to anyone about it.
Malini Moorthy , Campus Y co-president,
said the Campus Y supported the
Women's Forum's decision to protest
the publication of the ad.
"The Campus Y is basically behind
the decisions its committees make,"
she said. "I personally feel the ad is
degrading to women, and it is disturb
ing that it is being endorsed on this
Deifell said: "I think it's good be
cause they're getting on top of a very
important issue. This really shows that
sexism is something that can't be taken
"One of my main goals is communi
cation between the genders," Poplin
said. "I think that will do more to solve
a lot of problems, including violence
toward women, than anything else.
"In general, people haven't come up
to us that much unless they've agreed,
which is unfortunate," Poplin said. "My
opinion is that anytime someone is on
campus who is anti-establishment,
someone is going to come up to yell at
him, not to listen."
ago, signed a contract with the organi
zation this summer. Under the contract,
the University will pay Child Care
$19,000 for its services.
Nancy Park, administrative director
at Child Care Networks, said that this
allowed Child Care to "be more spe
cific with what we're going to do with
the money" and that it allowed the
University to evaluate the services the
organization provides.
Betty Boling, child care coordinator
at UNC, said the program was designed
to help University parents become
aware of child care available to them.
"There is a need in this whole com
munity. One purpose of a pilot program
is to see the service that you're getting.
We are allowing them (Child Care) to
do it for us for one year. We will be
seeking parental approval."
The need for adequate day care is
already being felt on UNC's campus.
There are already long waiting lists,
particularly for the 1 - to 2-year-old age
group, said Mary Bridgers, director of
Victory Village Day Care, a day-care
center owned by the University that
takes care of 64 children between the
ages of 1 and 5.
Bridgers also pointed out that cost
was often a problem. "It's a very wor
risome thing. After they (parents) find
it (day care), can they afford it?"
Deanna Schaffner, day-care coordi
nator of the Orange County Depart
ment of Social Services, said the prob
lem was countywide.
"I think that it's fairly obvious that
we have a lot of people that need the
service but can't afford it. Our average
cost of care is the highest in North
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Staff Writer
Not so long ago, the term "student
athlete" commanded respect. Every
one knew the dedication and hard work
required to excel in both fields. It was a
simpler time, when students partici
pated in varsity sports for fun.
Presently, the term student-athlete is
considered a joke by many, an oxymo
ron by some. The implementation of
the highly publicized Proposition 48
confirmed that the lure of big money in
collegiate sports had pushed coaches to
recruiting players with "all brawn, no
brains." It appeared that the student
half of student-athlete was taking a
back seat. Anyone who has spoken
with Charles Shackleford, a former N.C.
State basketball player, can profess to
Is the student-athlete dead?
No, it is not. The real student-athlete
lives, but under the publicity of the few
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"My objection is not that a man read
ing Playboy is hurting me by reading
it," Gowdy said. "It's that the people
who are selling Playboy are selling sex,
but it's not sex. I've seen sex, and that's
not it. It's worse than no sex. It's fake
State of UNC system
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Assistant University Editor
Student Body President Brien
Lewis was among only three UNC
CH Board of Trustees members to
attend a UNC-system conference in
Boone this weekend to discuss the
state of the 16-school system.
A Sept. 1 report by Chancellor
Paul Hardin on the financial state of
the University was the main topic of
discussion at the conference, Lewis
The conference, held every other
year, was held at the Broyhill Confer
ence Center on the campus of Appa
lachian State University. Members of
the UNC Board of Governors (BOG),
the BOT's of the various schools, and
system chancellors and student body
presidents were in attendance. They
attended speeches and lectures and
met in small groups to discuss topics
affecting the University system.
Only three of UNC-CH's 14 BOT
members, plus Hardin, attended the
conference, Lewis said. "I didn't
expect a huge turnout. I know it's
very hard for some of these people to
move their schedule around and re
serve an entire weekend."
Those BOT members present were
Lewis, an ex officio member, newly
appointed chairman Earl N. "Phil"
Phillips, and new member David
The conference could be consid
ered "a training session for the new
trustees," Lewis said, and only one of
UNC's new BOT members, Ward,
was present. New members not in
attendance were John Medlin and
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Prop 48 rejects.
In proof of this, the Atlantic Coast
Conference recently published its aca
demic honor roll of student-athletes
who maintained a grade point average
of 3.0 or higher in 1988-89.
A record 817 student-athletes earned
academic honors in 1988-89, including
1 69 from UNC. Only Duke bested UNC
with 212 on the honor roll.
Some big names graced the honor
roll list from the ACC. Duke Ail
American basketball star Danny Ferry,
Virginia place kicker Mark Inderlied
and North Carolina soccer Ail-American
Shannon Higgins were just a few of
the stars earning a 3.0 or better.
Miriam Fulford, a 5-foot-5 sopho
more from Gloucester, on the Tar Heel
volleyball team, was one of the 169 on
the list for UNC. She earned a 3.64
GPA in 1988-89 to merit her honors,
and she has fixed thoughts on what a
student-athlete should be.
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"I don't like Playboy because it
devaluates real relationships. Playboy
and magazines like it say 'Take all of
your sexuality and sensuality, separate
it from yourself, and project it onto an
expensive glossy consumer product.'
They say, 'This is what you should
Arch Allen.
A major topic of conversation over
the weekend was a series of proposals
' Hardin presented to the BQT last week
that would give the University more
autonomy and fiscal responsibility.
Hardin's proposal met criticism from
UNC-system President CD. Spangler
for his push to raise tuition. BOG chair
man Robert "Roddy" Jones also criti
cized Hardin for his attempt to con
vince legislators to let state campuses
keep tuition revenues.
"I think it (the conference) would
have been an ideal opportunity for the
Chapel Hill Board (of Trustees) to back
the chancellor and discuss certain points
of interest," Lewis said.
A highlight of the conference, Lewis
said, was a speech by Paul Fulton, a
BOT member at Winston-Salem State
University. Fulton's speech outlined
his view of the future of the UNC
system. Although Fulton was not fa
miliar with Hardin's report to the BOT,
his views coincided with Hardin's.
At the conclusion of Fulton's speech,
the audience rose and applauded, Lewis
Spangler, who spoke later, did not
refer directly to Hardin's proposal or
Fulton's speech, but indicated he dis
agreed with them when he expressed
his views of the system's future, Lewis
Hardin's proposal, whether univer
sally agreed upon or not, is important in
that it has gotten important issues to the
forefront, Lewis said.
Those attending the conference broke
into small discussion groups to ex
change ideas on the topics of drug pol-
"I think that the student aspect of
student-athlete is more important than
the athlete part because we are here as
students. So as a student-athlete, one
should remember that the athlete part is
an extra, a plus.
"I feel fortunate as an athlete to be
able to participate at the college level in
athletics, but I've chosen to do that."
UNC volleyball coach Peggy Bra-dley-Doppes
is only too happy to have
a player and student of Fulford's cali
ber on the team.
"She's a role model with her aca
demics, and she helps me by showing
that it can be done (academics and
athletics). She just has great work eth
ics." '
About Fulford the athlete, Bradley
Doppes said: "This is a kid who out
hustles everyone. She has the disci
pline to play great defense. She's a real
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North Whitehead
DTHCatherine Pin'ckert
protest of the Playboy ad
want. It's sterile."
' Lance Davis, a junior biology and
anthropology major, said: "I don't think
that Playboy promotes sexist ideas
because it's the model's choice, and if
See PLAYBOY, page 2
Brien Lewis
icy, press relations and the selection
of BOT members, Lewis said.
Lewis said he was concerned that
the N.C. governor's office does not
consult the BOG when making its
selections for BOT members. "It
seems a nearsighted approach. Even
though it may not be the case, it
appears that the selections are politi--cal
moves, rather than moves made to ;
strengthen the board."
New BOT member Allen is a
Republican from Wake County, as is
BOT member John Pope, Lewis said.
"I think the Wake County Republi-;
cans are more than fairly represented. ;
However, I am impressed with Mr.;
Tightening the Triangle
Long-distance options pull
cities closer together 4
Woes for wheels
Study casts grim outlook for.
local traffic picture 5
Grad support
UNC agencies help transition
into graduate school 5 .
New Union exhibition
Stunning photos form 'The Af
ghan Folio' 6
City and state news 4
University news 5
Arts.. 6
Sports 7
Comics ...9
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