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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 79
Monday, October 30, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By MYRON B. PITTS
The Board of Trustees (BOT) Friday
voted in favor of the proposed Fetzer
Gymnasium courtyard location for the
Student Recreation Center (SRC) and
approved a resolution supporting Stu
dent Body President Brien Lewis'
Tuition Defense Initiative (TDI).
Lewis' resolution, which was dis
cussed by several board members be
fore the meeting, received approval
minutes after its presentation. The SRC
location recommended by a special
campus committee received equally
An SRC committee comprising
seven students and two faculty mem
bers from the physical education de
partment chose a portion of the Fetzer
courtyard as the location of the 27,000
square-foot $5 million facility. The
Building and Grounds Committee
approved the site earlier this month.
"It made sense to me and I see no
objections with it," BOT member Eliza
beth Dowd said of the suggested loca
tion she had seen before voting on it.
John Silva, associate professor in the
physical education department, was a
main opponent of the site and had en
couraged administrators to look at al
"We simply tried to make some of
the concerns that existed within the
physical education department and
within the student body at large known
to the administration. We tried to bring
it to any administrative level that was
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By SIMONE PAM
Student Congress Rep. Jeffrey Beall
(Dist. 7) has charged that the Carolina
Athletic Association (CAA) has done
nothing to inform students of an in
crease in the projected costs of the
Student Recreation Center (SRC),
which he said have gone from $4.5
million to $4.9 million in only two
But Gordon Rutherford, UNC direc
tor of facilities planning and design,
said the increased estimate would not
affect the amount of student fees used
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bics and weightlifting centers planned
for the SRC in existing facilities should
have been discussed, he said.
"Could we have provided the same
opportunities and saved students nearly
5 million dollars?" he cited as one
question that needed to be asked.
"The saddest thing is, the students
were factored out of the equation."
Lewis' TDI is a multi-point plan in
which students have increased partici
pation in University affairs, especially
those concerned with financial aid.
The approved resolution represents
BOT acknowledgement and agreement
with students' concerns on the finan
cial aid issue.
"I got the message of support and
encouragement that I was looking for,"
Lewis said. "I'm now considering get
ting some form of resolution from the
Lewis said he had been pleased with
the progress of TDI.
"I didn't expect it to be a lightning
quick process, nor should it be."
Because most points of the initiative
need to be approved by the state legis
lature, it is important that those offi
cials see TDI as being well-supported
and carefully thought out, Lewis said.
One aspect of TDI in the beginning
stage is the formation of a financial aid
task force for each institution in the 1 6
school UNC system. Lewis is in the
process of making a report and sending
it to the other public schools in which
he details how North Carolina's task
force is operated.
See BOT, page 5
to construct the center. "Whatever
money that will be spent on the SRC
will come from the approved student
"Whatever money we make from
the student fees is what we will spend,"
Rutherford continued. "If the fees only
raise $4.7 million, then a building will
be built costing $4.7 million."
The student body voted on a $3.5
million budget when the SRC referen
dum was passed in February, Beall
said. In the CAA Sports Outlook, pub
lished this summer, the cost estimate
increased to $4.5 million.
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By SARAH CAGLE
and STEPHANIE JOHNSTON
This weekend's historic Thresh
old conference, sponsored by the
Student Environmental Action Coa
lition (SEAC) of the Campus Y, closed
Sunday as participants voted to work
over the next months to protect forest
lands in the United States.
The three-day national student
environmental conference, heralded
by organizers as the first of its kind,
drew more than 1 ,600 people from 43
states as well as from several foreign
countries. Events included interna
tionally renowned speakers, work
shops and discussions on how to better
organize and succeed in environ
Participants spent about two hours
discussing various short-term cam
paigns at Sunday's assembly at the
Forest Theatre and decided that up
coming congressional action protect
ing the Tongass National Forest in
Alaska should be their most pressing
'The forest is a representative is
sue of the fundamental concerns of
everyone here," said Alec Guettel,
one of three SEAC co-chairmen.
Both the U.S. House of Represen
tatives and the U.S. Senate have voted
on a bill to protect the Tongass For
est, which developers are destroying.
Threshold participants said the House
bill would provide stronger protec
tion. Participants will write letters to
their Congress representatives to
ensure passage of the House bill and
organize a simultaneous march on
their state capitals to raise environ
mental awareness. A date for the
march has not been set.
Other ideas considered in the vote
included targeting for major cam
paigns multi-national corporations
that are harming the environment
says CAA withheld SRC information
The University submitted an esti
mate of $4.7 m illion for total costs even
though the exact amount of money
needed has not yet been determined,
The Office of State Construction in
Raleigh determined the $4.9 million
estimate, Rutherford said.
Beall said he felt the CAA had been
hiding a lot of information about the
details of the center and that the stu
dents have been poorly served. "I think
the CAA was trying to make the esti
mate cost artificially low so students
would vote in favor of the project.
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Participants in the Threshold
while thanking those working to im-
plement environmentally safe practices,
encouraging food service reform at the
University and expanding recycling
Another suggestion was a campus
audit," in which participants would
find out whether their universities are
doing business with corporations harm
ing the environment and encourage
severance of those ties.
"The CAA has not publicly an
nounced the recent cost increases be
cause they did not want to make them
selves look bad," Beall continued. The
CAA is withholding certain informa
tion that individuals had expressed
concern about earlier, he said.
"The students have a right to be
informed about what is going on with
the project and that is why I wrote the
press release (about the increase). At
this point, there is nothing else I can do
but let the students know what is going
on, but I also think that is the CAA's
CAA President Lisa Frye said there
was no real need to inform the students
because, although the total cost esti
mate had increased, the student fees
would remain the same $13 per
semester and $4.35 per summer ses
sion. The SRC estimate is like the esti
University police under study
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
Two outside police officers will begin
studying relations in the University
police department today, Ben Tuchi,
vice chancellor for business and fi
nance, said Sunday.
Ron Zuniga, associate director of the
Arizona Department of Corrections, and
Asa Boynton, chief of police at the
University of Georgia, will be paid
$400 a day each for four to six days,
This may be the first of two or more
visits, but the length and number of
visits will be left up to the consultants,
Tuchi said. "They may conclude that
one is adequate."
Tuchi said that when he explained
the visit to University police officers
about 20 days ago, their reaction was
cautious. "I wouldn't characterize it as
positive or negative, more a healthy
cynicism or a reservation given the fact
other studies haye been done.
"I didn't detect anything like a
complete rejection, more a wait-and-see
attitude," Tuchi continued. "I can
understand, appreciate and respect that.
This (employee relations) is the most
difficult kind of problem to resolve."
Officer Ollie Bowler said officers
have not been satisfied with the results
of past studies. "I hope that some
changes will be made as a result of their
coming up here.
"I'm looking forward to it. I'mi trying
to keep a positive attitude."
Tuchi said Zuniga and Boynton were
chosen from six possible consultants
because of the compatibility of their
skills and their availability.
Administrators at other universities
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conference attend the closing event Sunday in Forest Theatre
Organizers of the conference said conference as well as the improved
the Tongass campaign gives Threshold communication going.
participants an opportunity to further
develop the network the conference
has helped create.
"I hope it's just a start," said Blan
Holman, co-chairman ofSEAC. "I hope
people will meet the challenge."
Ericka Kurz, co-chairwoman of
SEAC, said Threshold participants were
eager to keep the momentum from the
mate process done with every project
on campus, she said.
Frye did not agree the CAA was
trying to deceive the students in any
way. "We have not tried to misinform
the students at all. In the CAA Outlook,
the details of the SRC are clearly de
fined. The process followed have been
the appropriate actions at the appropri
ate times, we have not tried to hide
"We just want this to be a positive
project, but it is being overshadowed
by accusations that are just off-base,"
Frye continued. "We want to handle
this in a way that satisfies the students.
"I'm concerned that a project that
will be beneficial to the students is
being turned into political football."
Beall said: 'The SRC is the Jim
Valvano thing of UNC. In the sense
See SRC, page 5
were also consulted during the selec
tion process, Tuchi said. "We (Tuchi
and Charles Antle, associate vice chan
cellor for business) talked to some of
our colleagues and police chiefs at
universities we knew."
Tuchi said he has worked with Zuniga
in the past.
Antle said Boynton and Zuniga have
worked in law enforcement for more
than 25 years.
Tuchi said Zuniga and Boynton's
extensive experience would help them
in their study. "Both have gone through
the turmoil of the last 25 years in uni
versity police departments."
Antle said employee relations was
the field of expertise for both consult
ants. Tuchi said the advisers have also
dealt specifically with discrimination
and discrimination grievances in po
Tuchi announced the decision to hire
outside consultants more than a month
ago. The department was then involved
in an internal theft investigation in which
one of the suspects, Dispatcher Mi
chael Curtis, committed suicide, and
another, Officer Elliott Edwards, was
charged with breaking and entering and
The department also faces several
grievances, including one stemming
from a June 1987 department reorgani
zation in which 13 white officers were
promoted. Eight officers charged that
this action was discriminatory, but seven
of the officers later dropped the charges.
An administrative law judge will hear
the case of the last officer, Officer Keith
Edwards, Thursday and Friday.
Tuchi said the study would probably
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environmental. There was a sense of
strong desire to reunite the student
movement as a whole. The most
amazing thing is there's more to
Threshold organizers said they
See THRESHOLD, page 5
focus on how officers relate to the
University community department
UNC Public Safety Director Robert
Sherman said the study could not hurt'
the department. "It's always good to
have people come in and point out the
good points of an operation and recom
mend improvements in other areas."
.Tuchi said the advisers would give
him a preliminary oral report on
Wednesday or Thursday.
Antle said the advisers had been sent
material on the department. They will
use more material, employee interviews
and observations in developing their
report, he said.
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B-52's touch down with their
own band of humor 5
UNC field hockey and soccer
teams take ACC titles 12
City and campus 3
State and national 4
Sports Monday 12
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