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Volume 97, Issue 78
Friday, October 27, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Group aims to improve
By ROBERT BROWN
The North Carolina Inter-Campus
Government Association (NCICGA),
a newly formed statewide student gov
ernment organization, met for the first
time last weekend in Raleigh with hopes
of improving communication between
schools, said Mark Bibbs, executive
director and UNC-CH Student Con
gress representative (Dist. 12).
The group was formed to bring to
gether both public and private schools
from around the state to allow schools
an opportunity to share their ideas and
programs, founder and Student Con
gress Speaker Gene Davis said.
"The key is being able to exchange
successful programs for them to be
implemented across the state. Each
in Craige lot rape case
By MARCIE BAILEY
The investigation of an Oct. 7 sexual
assault on a woman by a man at 4 a.m.
in the Craige parking lot is continuing,
and new information may lead to pos
sible suspects, police officials said
Sgt. Rodney Carter of the University
police is the officer in charge of the
investigation. Sgt. Ned Comar, also
with the University police, said that .
Carter had no suspects but that several
anonymous callers had left some good
information on the Crime Stoppers
message machine. While this informa
tion could help lead to possible sus
Lewis plans preseotatioini
of TDD at
By MYRON B. PITTS
Student Body President Brien Lewis
will present an altered form of his Tui-
Reforms must be enacted to
reduce prison population ...2
In Woodsy Owl's footsteps
G'litter Day promotes cleanup
of Chapel Hill area 3
Working night owls
Late night shifts offer students
more than a job 4
State and national
City and campus ..
student government is doing exciting
work, but often times those ideas aren't
being networked efficiently around the
state, and this organization will facili
tate this networking."
The group is different from the
Association of Student Governments
(ASG), which is a student government
consisting of the 16 UNC-system
schools, Bibbs said. That group deals
solely with issues that affect the UNC
system and does not have any type of
program to exchange ideas, he said.
NCICGA also deals with issues that
concern all students in the state. "When
there are important issues that affect
students from across the state,
(NCICGA) will be a group that can
See NCICGA, page 3
pects, Comar said more information
Several agencies are investigating
the assault, and no new leads are now
available on the reported assailant. He
was described as being a 21- to 23-year-old
black male, 6'2" to 6'4" tall,
with a large build, muscular and wide
across the shoulders, dark skin, short
hair, no facial hair and no jewelry. He
was wearing a blue jean jacket but
toned all the way up, blue jeans and had
a distinctively deep voice. The assail
ant reportedly spoke rapidly and car
ried a hunting knife.
See RAPE, page 3
tion Defense Initiative (TDI) proposal
to the Board of Trustees (BOT) in a
The plan is designed to help combat
future tuition increases such as the one
passed this summer before students
returned for the fall semester. Intro
duced in mid-September, TDI has al
ready received oral student support at a
tuition Fally and unanimous approval
from the Association of Student Gov
Though Lewis had originally planned
to present the original TDI for BOT
approval, he said he probably would
call instead for a BOT resolution ex
pressing support for students' activi
ties and concerns for fair financial
"What I was originally thinking of
was asking for a (BOT) resolution in
support of TDI. The board is certainly
interested in what we're doing."
Lewis' TDI plan calls for the Gen
eral Assembly to notify students at least
one year before raising tuition. Other
proposals are that all UNC-system
presidents form a financial aid task
force comprising students and admin
Why must man
Cooferemice eventts limed ub
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
More than 1,300 college students
will converge on UNC today for a
groundbreaking national student
environmental action conference.
Threshold, sponsored by the Cam
pus Y's Student Environmental Ac
tion Coalition (SEAC) will include
speakers, workshops and discussion
groups. The conference will end
Sunday with an assembly in which
participants will vote on tactics for
two national environmental cam
paigns. "There's never been a student
environmental conference like this
before," said Alec Guettel, one of
SEAC's three chairmen.
Organizers said the conference
could begin a new era in student
environmental activism. "It's defi
nitely a very innovative start to em
powering students," said Tony De
ifell, Campus rY co-president. "It's
starting out with so much power, so
many people and so many students,
there's no way it can't have a long
James Langman, conference chair
man, said Threshold would benefit
the environmental movement as a
whole. "The whole environmental
movement has been trying for so long
to get students active. By strengthen
ing the student movement, the whole
environmental movement will be
UNC students can register for the
conference for $10 with a student ID.
The fee is $15 for students from other
universities and $30 for non-students.
Participants will be put into one of
about 50 discussion groups and into
istrators to monitor their respective
schools' aid policies, and that more
school money be used for need-based
Lewis said the original TDI draft
may have treated the proposal as a
BOT, not a student, responsibility. After
talking with other board members, he
decided instead to present it from a
"It's a student initiative, not a trustee
initiative," said Joe Andronaco, stu
dent body vice president, adding that
some BOT members had questioned
whether the issue fell under board juris
diction. A wide variety of sources, including
the BOT and the faculty, is needed to
represent students' interests concern
ing financial aid, Lewis said. Because
certain parts of TDI require approval
from the N.C. General Assembly, sup
port from other campus factions is
important, he added.
'This isn't something the students
dragged out of the thin air."
Another reason for the change in the
See BOT, page 4
destroy what nature has built.
By CHRIS HELMS
Efforts to protect UNC students from
fraud may lead to changes in the Uni
versity facilities use policy, according
to housing director Wayne Kuncl.
Recent student complaints about the
collection practices of American Fu
ture Systems Inc. (AFS) have prompted
the concern. Student Legal Services
has received six complaints about the
company within the last two weeks,
according to a memo to Donald Boul
ton, vice chancellor and dean of student
affairs, from Dorothy Bernholz, Stu
dent Legal Services director.
Some Carmichael Residence Hall
residents said deceptive product pres
entations led them to sign sales con
tracts for more than $1,000. Because
t most students are at least 18 years old,
many of the contracts are binding, the
"Basically the contract is to buy $800
to $900 worth of pots and pans,"
Bernholz said. The payments are spread
over several years, but if a student misses
one payment, the full amount becomes
due immediately. If the student does
not pay, AFS can turn the contract over
grassroots workshops, said Ericka Kurz,
The conference opens tonight at 7
p.m. with an address by Sen. Terry
Sanford (D-N.C), followed by the
keynote address, to be given by Randy
Hayes, Rainforest Action Network
A panel discussion and question-and-answer
session afout environ
mental action will follow the address.
The panel will feature David Brower,
chairman of Earth Island Institute; Barry
Commoner, director of the Center for
Biology for Natural Systems; and John
O'Connor, director of the National
Earth Day leaders Denis Hayes and
Edward Furia will speak Saturday at
8:50 a.m. Hayes was national coordi
nator of Earth Day 1970 and is chair
man of Earth Day 1990.
Earth Day 1970 was a national
demonstration designed to raise aware
ness of the environment, Langman said.
"It was basically the impetus for the
modern environmental movement."
Earth Day 1990 on April 22, 1990, will
be an international demonstration day,
Participants can join up to three more
workshops Saturday. Activists who
have experience at the local level will
lead the grassroots workshops, Lang
Kurz said the other workshops would
be first-come, first-serve. Workshop
topics will include recycling, rain for
est action, corporate responsibility,
governmental regulation, saving the
forests of the Pacific Northwest, pro-
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'Prisoners' Dwayne Ballen (center) and Gene Phi fraternity held the mock jail Thursday in the
Davis discuss bail with Greg Nivens. Delta Sigma Pit to raise money for the March of Dimes.
to a debt collection agency, possibly
damaging the student's credit rating,
AFS representatives approached
students on campus, using student
contacts to organize sales meetings
within residence halls. Student repre
sentatives were promised incentives for
participation. During the meetings,
participants were asked to sign con
tracts. Complaints focused on allegations
that the student representatives of AFS
failed to make customers aware during
the sales meetings that they had three
days to withdraw from the sales con
tract after signing, Bemholz said. Fed
eral and state law requires that buyers
be informed both in speech and in writ
ing of the three-day grace period.
David Kirkman, an attorney with the
Consumer Protection Division of the
N.C. Department of Justice, said AFS
was under investigation for alleged
violation of debt-collection statutes and
failure to disclose the three-day grace
period. He said his division had re
ceived complaints about the company
for years, but pointed out that his de
partment received more than 18,000
All events are in Memorial
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
by discussion on increasing effectiveness of
students on a national level.
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Discussion: Global Warming.
9 p.m. Concert: Indigo Girls.
Sunday: Oct. 29
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Discussion: Strategies for the student
10:50 a.m.-11 :50 a.m. Discussion: Increasing student effec
iiveness on a national level.
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Assembly: Meets to vote on national strategies.
tecting the dolphins and building an
international student environmental
Global warming will be discussed
complaints about businesses each year.
Although the present facilities use
policy at UNC prohibits individuals
and groups not affiliated with the Uni
versity from "canvassing, selling, of
fering for sale, soliciting or promoting
the sale of any goods or services on the
University premises," a later clause
grants exceptions when the student
invites someone into his or her room
"for the purposes of that student con
sidering or purchasing the invitee's
goods or services."
This clause allowed AFS represen
tatives to hold sales meetings in resi
dence halls, and any policy change
would probably focus on that, Kuncl
The subject of a policy change was
first discussed in an Oct. 19 meeting of
the University Housing Board, but
debate was deferred until the next
meeting, scheduled for Nov. 16. "It
was obvious we had more questions
than answers," Kuncl said.
A 1989 Supreme Court ruling was
part of the debate. The board of trustees
of the State University of New York vs.
See FRAUD, page 2
Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Friday. Oct. 27
Registration: Great Hall, Student Union.
Welcoming Address: Sen. Terry Sanford (D
N.C.). Keynote Address: Randy Hayes, Rainforest
Action Network director.
Panel Discussion: Environmental action and
how individuals can be more effective. Following
Saturday. Oct. 28
Exhibits: Corporations and organizations offer
ing students opportunities to get involved in
environmental issues. Great Hall.
Earth Day Leaders: Denis Hayes and Edward
Registration: Great Hall.
Workshops: Various campus locations.
Workshops: Various campus locations. Followed
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The speakers will include Jeremy
See THRESHOLD, page 2