2The Daily Tar HeelThursday, November 15, 1990
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By DOUG HATCH
The continuing U.S. military buildup
in Saudi Arabia brings with it the ever
increasing prospect of war with Iraq,
some experts say.
"I think the decision to go to war has
already been made," said Joe Stork,
editor of Middle East Report magazine.
Others seem to be holding out for a
peaceful solution, hoping the interna
tional embargo on virtually all supplies
heading into Iraq will bring President
Saddam Hussein to his knees.
"The material is in place, but I think
unless Saddam Hussein invades, I don't
foresee (a war)," said Maj. Sion
Harrington III, an associate professor in
the N.C. State University department of
President Bush sent troops to the
Persian Gulf region after Iraq invaded
neighboring Kuwait on Aug. 3, ostensi
bly to defend Saudi Arabia, which
borders Kuwait, against an Iraqi inva
sion. The Bush Administration's decision
Saturday to add approximately 200,000
troops to the 230,000 already stationed
there prompted some experts to quest ion
if the original plan to force Iraq out of
Kuwait with an economic embargo has
been abandoned in favor of a military
The U.S. has been lucky thus far in
that most Arab nations have afforded a
degree of support. But some fear the
Arab alliance united against Hussein
might be splitting due to differences
between member nations.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are often
resented by the rest of the Arab world
because of their vast wealth and their
monarchal political systems. Iraq "ap
pears to be challenging" this political
order. Stork said.
"We are running up against a situa
tion in the Middle East that is much
more complicated than the problem of
Saddam Hussein," said Don Mueller, a
spokesman for the Beyond War Foun
dation in California.
The Middle East has always been a
volatile region. This latest crisis has
helped to bring some old conflicts, such
as the Palestinian uprising in Israel,
back to the fore of the international
A major strategy of the United States
has been to encourage Israel to stay out
of the conflict. If Israel did take a major
role in opposing Hussein, the Arao alli
ance could crumble because of resent
ment over Israel's treatment of Arab
"I don't think there's any Arab sup
port for the United States, quite frankly,"
Stork said. "A war will unleash a fire
storm" against U.S. interests, he added.
Few experts are willing tomake gen
eralizations about how many American
or Iraqi lives might be lost in the event
of an all-out war, or about how much
damage such a war could actually do.
"It's like saying if a ship sinks at sea,
will there be enough lifeboats,"
He said it was difficult to project
casualties because there were too many
factors to take into consideration, such
nhtain it's obiectives
'The troops that we' ve got over there
are well-trained ... their morale is high,"
he said. "When you're defending some
one else's soil, you have some sense of
a higher purpose."
Yet some of those who believe war is
inevitable say it would last longer than
expected and have speculated on the
possibility of a draft.
'There's no plan to institute a draft,"
said Maj. Joe Padilla, an Army
spokesman at the Pentagon.
American military forces include
more than a million total support and
combat troops around the world, ac
cording to Harrington.
Padilla said troops were training
missions. All combat troops undergo
training for desert warfare at the Na
tional Training Center in Fort Irwin,
Calif., before deployment to Saudi
Arabia, he said.
The Marine Corps will soon be hold
ing maneuvers close to the Kuwaiti
border in preparation for a possible
amphibious assault. Some speculate
maneuvers such as these are as much
real training for a war as a show of force
to deter Iraqi aggression.
Experts as well as Congressional
leaders have criticized President Bush
for his seeming rejection of the eco"-.
nomic embargo and increasingly belh.j;
cose actions and words towards Iraq : ;
"Basically. I think the United States-
has made a horrendous mistake by riol;
'every single day" on their individual keeping its options open, Stork said:
anned Parenthood urges commitment
By CULLEN D. FERGUSON
America is in the midst of a contra
ceptive crisis, according to the Planned
Parenthood Federation of America
(PPFA). The PPFA held a conference at
the Omni Durham Hotel Tuesday to
seek a greater national commitment to
contraceptive research and develop
ment. The conference, co-sponsored by
Planned Parenthood Public Affairs of
North Carolina (PPPANC) and Family
Health International, was eighth in a
nationwide series designed to bring to
gether physicians, researchers and ac
tivists to develop a broad base of sup
port for contraceptive research at the
federal level. According to a PPPANC
press release, only one company is
presently active in contraceptive re
search, and this lack of interest is partly
due to a dearth of initiative at the federal
"Part of the problem is that the fed
eral government is the only way we
have of coordinating research," said
PPPANC director and conference co
ordinator Deborah Steeley. "Although
there may be other research projects
being conducted in contraception
methods, we haven't been informed
Steeley said experts from around the
nation were present at the conference
and addressed issues ranging from new
methods of contraception to reaching
rural and poverty-stricken people who
are under-served by family planning
clinics and doctors. She said the con
ference series is necessary because re
search in contraception has stagnated
and infant mortality rates continue to be
"It's real clear that there is a strong
By KRIS DONAHUE
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen set
the date for a public hearing Tuesday
night to consider the voluntary annex
ation of the Chapel Hill Tennis Club
and agreed to submit a'Triendly request"
that the name of the club be changed.
The Tennis Club, located on property
contiguous to the town of Carrboro,
was supposed to be annexed two years
ago; however, the annexation was ap
pealed by the club at that time because
it had just embarked on a project to
build a new clubhouse and tennis facility,
said David Nass, club manager.
"The appeal was that we be given
two years before annexation so that we
could complete the building project and
stabilize ourselves financially after the
project," he said.
As a result of the annexation, the
club's taxes will be going up more than
40 percent, and two years ago the club
would have had difficulty handling both
project costs and higher taxes, Nass
"We're talking about a lot of money,
The public hearing will be on Dec.
11, and annexation is set for Dec. 31.
The public hearing will provide the
club with another opportunity to contest
the annexation, but Nass said the club
would not object because the town had
been willing to negotiate with them
from the start.
"We in turn will respect their action
of annexation,"he said. "The annexation
will bring town services to our door."
The club had previously been a part
of the south Orange County district, and
Nass said that" this, combined with
having a Carrboro address and being
called the Chapel Hill Tennis Club, had
made for a sort of "patchwork" setting.
At the board meeting, Alderman Jay
Bryan suggested the board make a
friendly request that the club either
change its name or find some way to
incorporate Carrboro into the name.
Other aldermen agreea, out narrow u
town manager Robert Morgan said he
did not think the request would be well
received by the club.
No representatives from the club were
at the meeting, but Nass said Wednes
day that the request was something the
club's board of directors would defi
"That could be a negotiating factor,"
he said. "What we're facing off with is
The Chapel Hill Tennis Club was
founded in 1 967 under its present name,
and changing the name is a decision that
one person alone could not make, Nass
"We do have original members yet,
he said. "It could be an emotional issue."
Nass said he had never really thought
of changing the name of the club, but
that after his initial amusement at the
request, he took it to be a compliment
that Carrboro wanted its name associ
ated with the club.
"I think they sense us to be a quality
organization, he said
correlation between the availability of
contraception and the infant mortality
rate," Steeley said. "Good prenatal care
can reduce the number of infant deaths,
but as long as there are unwanted
pregnancies, the infant mortality rate
will continue to be high."
Steeley said existing methods of
contraception do not meet the needs of
all people. Preventing unwanted births
is a complex issue that deserves elabo
rate answers, she said.
"The methods of contraception
available now assume certain things
about the women who use them," Steeley
said. "They assume all women who use
contraception are ordered and together
professionals under the age of 35. Let's
talk about the diverse lives and needs of
women outside the so-called norm.
Also attending the conference were
representatives from UNC and Duke
University. Dr. Arden Miller, pediatri
cian and professor of maternal and child
health at UNC, was one of the experts
who made presentations to conference
participants. Miller said family planning
should play a vital role in preventing
"One-half of all pregnancies are un
intended," Miller said. "Of those preg
nancies a high proportion (16 percent)
result in unwanted child-bearing.
Averting those unwanted births is a
worthy cause to pursue."
Miller said in addition to inadequate
contraception methods, a lack of infor
mation and health care plays a large role
in unwanted pregnancies.
'The most serious problem is one of
access (to health care)," Miller said.
"There needs to be a much more
strenuous effort on the part of the state
to establish community clinics. More
than 25 percent of the clinics in this
state have a three-week waiting list.
That seems a little long to me."
Steeley said North Carolina, more
than most states, is in desperate need "of
new contraception methods, better;
health care, and information. She said
the state should be ashamed of its ranking
of 49 out of 50 states in infant mortality
"If I sound bitter and cynical, it's
only because I am," Steeley said. "Even'
though we no longer rank last in the
nation in infant mortality, 1 1 out of
every thousand infants bom in this state
die soon after birth. It's still shameful.'
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3:30 p.m.: The Institute for Research in Social
c r.rcnt "Public Oninion Polls in Predicting
Election Results in Moscow," with Vladimir Sidirov,
Research Fellow, Academy of Sciences at the Insti
tute of Sociology in Moscow, USSR. 2 Manning.
5 p.m.:The Association of International Stu
dents will meet in Union 207 and 208. All students are
6 p.m.: Spanish House LivingLearning Pro
gram Si te interesa la cultura y la lengua de
hipsnoamerica y espana. ven a "Charlemos" con
nosotros de la casa espanola. Cada jueves a las ocho
(pero esta jueves a las seis!) en el segundo piso de la
residencia Carmichael. Bienvenidos a todos!
"Brothers" discussion group for and about African-American
male students will meet in the first
floor lounge of Ehringhaus dorm. Tonight's meeting
will be our final one for the fall semester and will
focus on evaluating, celebrating and planning for the
continued development of our group. Undergrads and
grads are welcome!
UCCPS will hast a presentation by Wediko &
Children's Services in 210 Hanes. ' '
. TOXICS meeting in the Campus Y Lounge, rieip
work on SE AC'S next great campaign!
7 p.m.: The Philosophy Club will meet at the
Columbia Street Bakery. Everyone come for some
great food and some metaphysical fun.
7 p.m.:The UNC Outing Club will meet in Union
205 to discuss a plethora of upcoming trips.
7 p.m.: The UNC Fishing Club will meet in 107
Greenlaw. Guest speaker Whalebone Willie. Topic:
mullet procurement. All fishermen please attend.
Autograph session after the meeting.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
SEAC needs a co-chair! Applications available
now in the Campus Y office. No prior involvement
with SEAC is necessary. All interested students please
apply. Position begins in January.
Hunger Elimination Project of the Campus Y
will be sponsoring an OXFAM Fast for a World
Harvest. This 24-hour fast will raise money for dis
tribution of educational materials and famine relief in
the United States. Please help support the fasters.
CAA announces that ticket distribution for the
Kentucky game on Dec. 10 and the Alabama game on
Dec. 15, will be Sunday, inov. is, irom o- v.ui.
UCPPS announces a resume drop for employers
recruiting Jan. 1 4-1 8 to be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, and
employers recruiting Jan. 22-Feb. 1 to be held on
Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Tar Heel Recycling Project announces that the
mobile drop-off site for today is in the Hinton James
parking lot near the dumpsters.
The Bicentennial Class Committee wants you to
create an original design with an exciting theme for
the class of 1990 T-shirt! Turn all designs into the
Student Government Office in Suite C of the Union.
There will be a cash prize for the best design. Call 933
5163 for details.
The Carolina Students' Credit Union is ac
cepting applications for the credit committee. Please
come by the CSCU office to pick up an application
from 10-3, M-F. and from 12:30-2 on Saturdays.
The Student Union Gallery Committee presents
Extremely Visible: "Art and Artifacts of the Helms
Era," an exhibit of work by local artists and artifacts
from national artist expressing concerns ahou
scapegoating and censorship, in the Union Gallery
until Nov. 17.
Play Makers Repertory Company will present
"The Nutcracker A Play." Nov. 28-Dec. 22 at the
Paul Green Theatre.
THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1991
THE NEXT SE
EVENT will be a Habi
tat for Humanity work-
tiv in CafiirHav. Nov.
17. We will be painting a duplex in Carrboro from
8:30 a.m. to Noon. Interested? Sign up in the
Senior Class Office by noon on Friday, Nov. 16.
We'll be carpooling from the Union Circle if yn
need a ride. Call Christy, 933-6795 for more infor
mation. A belated THANKS to everyone who helped to
make the Senior Towel Drive a great success! Over
300 towels were delivered to the IFC Homeless
Shelter. They were put to use immediately and
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On-campus job recruiting
January 14-January 18, ,
Resume drop: Nov. 20 Open Sign-up: Dec. 5
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116 First Citizens Bank
11 6 Goldman Sachs & Co.
117 Bank South Corp.
117 Deloitte and Touche
1 1 7 Morgan Stanley & Co.
118 Alex. Brown & Sons
118 Carnation Co.
For more information, contact University Career Planning and
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