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D I T I 0 ti
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 99, Issue 49
Thursday, June 6, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I K L Y S
Where's the cheese?
Lena Abed runs through the Megamaze at
Durham. The Megamaze is a 48-foot square
Congress closure creates conflicts for campus groups
Restraining order hampers summer activities of other campus organizations I Court case could be conflict of interest
By Ashley Fogle
A restraining order closing down the
Summer Student Congress has post
poned indefinitely the appropriation of
funds to several campus groups and has
delayed resumption of the HonorCourt.
The Congress will be unable to con
sider legislation that would have appro
priated $8 1 1 for the Pauper Players'
summer production, student fees for
The Daily Tar Heel's 199 1-92 budget, a
$1,000 donation to the library system
and a $200 donation to the Office of
Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The congress also cannot confirm
newly appointed members of the Un
dergraduate Honor Court, which had to
postpone a case scheduled for today
because its membership had not been
approved, said Nancy Zucker, student
The funds cannot be appropriated
until a case challenging the legality of
Speaker Tim Moore's appointments to
the summer congress is heard by Mark
Bibbs, Student Supreme Court chief
Reps. Andrew Cohen and Mike Kolb
brought the case against Moore, Elliott
Zenick, speaker pro tern of the summer
congress, and the 1 1 appointed summer
representatives, after the May 21 con
gress meeting. Bibbs responded May
28 with a restraining order prohibiting
the meeting of the full body or any of its
committees until further notice.
Coalition to protest proposed
destruction of Oduin Village
By Laura Baum
The Orange County Housing Coa
lition is organizing a petition drive
and letter-writing campaign to protest
the University 's proposed destruction
of Odum Village, UNC's married stu
dent housing complex.
The University 's land-use plan calls
for the construction of South Loop
Road through the Odum Village area
to alleviate traffic congestion around
the medical campus and to provide
better access to developing areas.
In a letter mailed to its members,
the Orange County Housing Coal ition
encouraged members and others to
write letters opposing the destruction
of Odum Village to Town Manager
Cal Horton and the Chapel Hill Town
Council. Members also have mailed
petitions to be given to Horton and the
the N.C. Museum of Life and Science in
outdoor maze made of red and yellow
Jeffrey Cannon, assistant dean or stu
dents, will meet with Moore and Stu
dent Body President Matt Heyd to see
what steps can be taken to get the court
operating again, Zucker said.
"We will be functional on Monday,"
she said. "We cannot afford for people 's
judicial rights to be violated. We'll go
to the chancellor if we have to."
The UNC Pauper Players were ex
pecting $8 1 1 to cover the costs of their
summer production of "Nunsense."
Without funds from congress, the pro
duction will have to be canceled, said
David Henderson, the group's founder.
"This was our first attempt at a sum
merproduct ion, and we felt very strongly
about it," he said. "Now it won't hap
pen. Everyone's pretty bummed.
"We don't have the money, we can't
tap into the yearly budget because it will
fund our first production in the fall, so
we were going to go with money from
congress. There's no other way."
Henderson said now the money could
not be appropriated in time for the June
"We put all our eggs in one basket,"
Henderson said. "Hopefully (the case)
will be resolved soon and with as little
harm to student groups as possible."
Moore suggested the group consider
getting a loan to pay for the production.
Congress could appropriate funds to
help pay it back, he said.
Kevin Schwartz, DTH general man
ager, said he was not concerned about,
the delay in getting funding approval.
council before its June 1 0 meeting, when
the council will consider the plan.
Council member Joyce Brown said
she did not know whether the council
wouldapprove or reject the University's
land-use plan at its June 10 meeting.
"We haven't had a real thorough dis
cussion about this issue," Brown said.
The council must decide whether to
include the University's plan in North
Carolina's thoroughfare plan, which
would mean the state would pay for the
The plan has aroused opposition from
Odum Village residents such as Steve
Wallace, who has asserted the impor
tance of the housing facility. "The people
at Odum Village are pretty much im
poverished," Wallace said. "Easily half
of the student families would not be
able to be in school right now were it not
for Odum Village."
Wallace said the importance of the
is a question of
on attached to poles. The maze, which
until Sept. 30. The museum's staff will
"Our current budget situation will
not affect the operation of The Daily
Tar Heel," he said.
Michele Fletcher, development offi
cer for major gifts to the libraries, said
she was not aware of the proposed
$1,000 donation to the library system.
"I know Matt Heyd has been very
supportive of the libraries, as has stu
dent government," she said. "Chances
are we weren't supposed to know since
we're not a student group."
Eleanor Morris, director of the Of
fice of Scholarships and Student Aid,
said she had not heard of the proposed
Student Congress Scholarship fund. The
fund would have donated $200 for a
need-based scholarship to be awarded
during the second summer session.
"For us, the need is logical,"she said.
"In a year when tuition is likely to go up,
we need every scholarship dollar we
Morris said she was mystified by the
handling of the student scholarship.
"This doesn't seem very foresighted.
It needed to be done about two months
ago. We're already giving out awards
Cohen said he had not intended for
his complaint against congress to harm
"I was aware that something like this
might happen," he said. "It's very un
fair that they are hurt by the churning of
this legal thing, but it's not my fault.
"If everything had been done legally
from the start, we wouldn't have this
coalition's campaign lay not in the
number of letters or signatures, but in
raising the issue of low-income hous
ing with the council.
Jennifer Taylor, an Orange County
Housing Coalition member, said the
group became interested in Odum Vil
lage after reading about it in newspa
Dee Gamble, another coalition
member, said, "Odum Village pro
vides an important housing facility for
students on campus, and the great fear
is that if we lose it, those families will
have to move into other existing hous
ing facilities in the area."
The destruction of Odum Village
will increase demand for low-income
housing, the supply of which has
dwindled considerably in the last 20
years, Gamble said. "I've seen whole
See ODUM, page 7
money, everybody is of the same religion.
was purchased by the museum, will be set
change the maze's pattern periodically.
Cohen said his complaint called for a
restraining order against only the sum
mer appointees. But he said he was not
surprised by Bibbs' decision to suspend
the activities of the entire summer con
gress, which might have difficulty reach
ing quorum without the appointees.
"We were concerned about the legal
ity of what was going on at the meet
ing," he said. "I wasn't surprised after I
saw the reasoning Mark gave. The best
way to avert illegality was to stop the
Moore said he thought Bibbs' inter
pretation of the complaint made sense.
"The reasoning behind it was that if
only the appointed members were sus
pended, the chief justice would be say
ing (the representatives that brought the
complaint) were right," he said.
Bibbs refused to comment on the
Moore said a date for the hearing had
not been set. Dates for cases must be set
at a time convenient for those involved
in the case and the chief justice, he said.
Since both he and Bibbs are prepar
ing for the LSAT, an entrance examina
tion for law school, the hearing will not
be held until after the June 1 0 test date.
Wayne Goodwin, counsel for Cohen
and Kolb, said he had done everything
in his power to ensure that the hearing
would occur soon.
"This could have been resolved by
now," he said. "We thought two weeks
would have been plenty of time."
of manslaughter charge
By J.J. Warlick
Morehead Scholar and former Caro
lina Indian Circle president Cedric
Woods was acqu itted of vol untary man
slaughter charges in a Robeson County
court May 28.
Jurors took only about 30 minutes to
reach a verdict of not guilty, said Woods'
attorney, Wade Smith.
Woods was charged with second
degree murder in the Aug. 20 shooting
death of Gene Berry Clark, who had
broken into the Lumberton home of
Woods' girlfriend and surprised the
The charge was reduced to voluntary
manslaughter at the onset of the trial at
"(Woods') case was an example of
the system working well," Smith said.
"Cedric's whole life was on the line. All
his hopes and dreams were at risk.
"It was a very emotional trial, and it
came out the way it should have."
to hike tuition
By JoAnn Rodak
RALEIGH The House and Senate
Appropriations committees approved
bills Tuesday that would increase tu
ition at UNC-system schools by 20 per
cent to 40 percent beginning this fall.
In an effort to alleviate the state's
budget woes, the appropriations com
mittees proposed tuition increases for
both in-state and out-of-state students
at all UNC-system schools and N.C.
The House committee proposed a 20
percent tuition hike for in-state stu
dents. This would raise tuition at the
three most expensive schools in the 1 6
campus system UNC-CH, N.C. State
University and UNC-Greensboro
from $645.50 to $774.50 per semester
Out-of-state students would face a
25 percent increase, from $5,313 to
$6,641, under the House Appropria
The Senate bill calls for a 40 percent
increase over a two-year period for in
state students. This would raise tuition
to $905.50 per semester in 199 1 -92 and
By Ashley Fogle
Is it a conflict of interest for a judge
to hear the case of his own roommate?
This question has been raised over
the case of the temporary restraining
order against the Summer Student Con
gress. Student Supreme Court Justice
Mark Bibbs forbade congress to con
vene after two members filed a lawsuit
challenging Speaker Tim Moore's ap
pointment of 1 1 summer congress mem
bers. Bibbs, who saidcongresscannot meet
until he rules on the lawsuit, lives with
Moore said he had no problem with
the situation and that it had posed no
"We just don't discuss it," he said.
'Bibbs would not comment on the
case, saying he did not want to give
either side a reason to contest his deci
sion. Wayne Goodwin, counsel for plain
tiffs Andrew Cohen and Mike Kolb,
said the situation was unusual.
"That was one of the first questions
that came to the minds of my clients,"
Goodwin said. "We have been assured
due fairness and just handling of all
"I will reserve the right to keep my
eyes open," he said. "There is a provi
sion in the Student Code for conflicts of
interest if that were a problem, prob
ably one of the other justices would
"Cedric behaved throughout the cir
cumstances and throughout the trial in a
fine way. He is a splendid young man."
Rosa Woods, Cedric's mother, said,
"We're just glad it's over."
Woods, of Pembroke, could not be
reached for comment.
The first American Indian to receive
the Morehead Scholarship, he was a
rising senior at the time of the shooting.
He did not attend the University this
year but will return as a senior in the fall,
according to a published report.
The shooting death occurred when
Clark broke into the home of Victoria
Oxendine, Woods' girlfriend, accord
ing to police reports. Clark had dated
Woods and Oxendine fled to a bath
room and locked the door after hearing
Clark enter the house through a win
dow, police said.
When Clark kicked in the door of the
bathroom, Woods shot him eight times.
Clark was wounded in his chest, arms,
shoulder, buttocks and back.
to $995.50 in 1992-93.
Tuition for out-of-state students
would increase about 21 percent over
two years, to $6,0 1 3 in 1 99 1 -92 and to
$6,413 in 1992-93, under the Senate
Ruffin Hall, UNC-CH budget crisis
coordinator for student government, said
the General Assembly's tuition propos
als were paired with plans to give UNC
system schools greater flexibility in
managing theirbudgets, achange UNC
CH Chancellor Paul Hardin, Gov. Jim
Martin and others have supported.
All of the revenue from the proposed
increase would be distributed through
out the University system by the UNC
Board of Governors.
Despite the tuition increase, the
houses have been generous with their
financial aid proposals for the UNC
system, Hall said. "Financial aid is sur
prisingly high," he said.
One-fourth of the funds generated
from the tuition increase would be set
aside for financial aid. Hall said.
The financial aid allotments are as
follows: Senate: First year, $3.9 mil
See TUITION, page 7
have to handle the case."
But Student Body President Matt
Heyd said the provision only applies to
Student Congress members, not the Stu
dent Supreme Court justice.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said anyone in a posi
tion of authority must judge for himself
whether he is involved in a conflict of
"At least every judge I've ever
known," Boulton said. "If they feel like
there is a conflict or a chance of a
perceived conflict, usually would trans
fer the case to another judge."
Cohen said he was sure the case
would be tried fairly.
"I have no doubts as to Mark's ability
to give a fair case," he said. "In fact, I
was excited when I heard that Mark
would be hearing it. He takes matters
very seriously. I have no problems at
See CONGRESS, page 7
Rust vs. Sullivan abortion ruling spurs
Ian Williams reviews La Femme Nikita,
TODAY: Sunny; high mid-70s
FRIDAY: Sunny; high mid-70s
The Chapel Hill Town Council will dis
cuss UNC's land-use plan Monday at
7:30 p.m. in the council's chambers.
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