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Volume 99, Issue 58
Thursday, August 22, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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loss of
By Natarsha Witherspoon
Staff Writer
Sonja Stone, a popular associate pro
fessor of African and Afro-American
Studies and an advocate of black inter
ests at UNC, died Aug. 10 after having
a stroke.
Stone, 52, came to the University in
1974 to lead the Afro-American Stud
ies curriculum. She served as director
of the curriculum for five years.
Harold Woodard, assistant dean and
lecturer in the curriculum of African
and Afro-American Studies, said he was
one of Stone's first students.
"I knew I wanted to one day teach the
black experience at the university level,
and the fact that I ' ve been able to do that
is in large part due to the impact she had
on me as a student," Woodard said.
"I feel strongly that her death is such
a loss for this campus and for her col
leagues in AFAM studies across the
country. Her commitment to black stu
dents and to black studies since 1 974 on
this campus has been unequaled, and I
think she was a giant that can't be re
placed." Margo Crawford, Black Cultural
Center director, compared Stone to
Malcolm X.
epartments add
tohelp fulfill perspectives
By Matthew Mielke
Class sections added earlier this
month will allow most freshmen and
sophomores to register for classes that
meet their General College require
ments, although the classes may not be
what they want.
David Lanier, University registrar,
said 84 percent of freshmen had com
plete schedules as of last week. Ninety
four percent of freshmen had complete
schedules as of Wednesday.
"We are back to the point we've been
in previous years," Lanier said.
Academic departments have been
adding freshman and sophomore-level
class sections to accommodate the de
The Associated Press
MOSCOW In a dramatic turn of
events, Mikhail Gorbachev reclaimed
control of the Soviet Union and re
turned home to Moscow early Thurs
day, arriving only 70 hours after hard
liners in the Communist Party, KGB
and military ousted him from power.
The coup leaders dropped from pub
lic view, with at least five expected to
have fled the capital city.
Tens of thousands of anti-coup dem
onstrators outside the Russian Parlia
ment building, Russian President Boris
Yeltsin's stronghold since the coup
began Monday, waved red, white and
blue Russian flags and roared with
approval at the hard-liners' retreat. At
Hector's has remained closed from
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Sonja Stone
"Sonja had that kind of aura one had
to relate to her she was a very sweet
and loving person with not an ounce of
weakness," Crawford said. "Sonja Stone
was an experience in and of herself, full
of her blackness with such dignity."
Stone helped to write the most recent
proposal to make the curriculum in Af
mand for classes to fulfill perspectives.
"These basic courses have been in
creasing since the beginning of last
week," Lanier said. Thirty-six English
sections have been added since Aug. 6,
he said.
Ancel Mewborn, director of Under
graduate Studies for the mathematics
department, said his department had
added seven sections since freshmen
began registration.
Lanier said although telephonic reg
istration for freshmen began Aug. 1,
academic departments did not add the
sections until Aug. 6 because they were
waitingfor the N.C. General Assembly's
finalized education budget. The depart
ments needed to know how many gradu
ate students they could hire to teach the
regains control of Soviet Union
Soviet SEke-up
least four people were killed earlier
nearby in overnight clashes with Soviet
"We've stopped the attempts to seize
our building and takeour legally elected
president," Gen. Konstantin Kobets,
chairman of the Parliament Defense
Committee, told the elatedcrowd. "This,
fire damage for six months
rican and Afro-American Studies a de
partment. She also served on the Black
Cultural Center Planning Committee,
the Committee on Recruitment of Black
Faculty and the Campus Y Advisory
She was the adviser for the UNC
Collegiate Black Caucus, the African
American Studies Club and the Black
Student Movement from 1974 to 1980.
Stone founded the Southeastern Black
Press Institute in 1 977 and served as the
institute's director until 1979.
The Class of 1990 chose her for the
Favorite Faculty Award, and the UNC
Alumni Association named her the first
recipient of the Outstanding Black Fac-
ulty Award in 1990.
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor for
University affairs, said, "She was a dy
namic, caring, committed person
committed to teaching."
Some students who studied under
Stone said her teaching changed their
Donee" Thomas, a 1990 UNC gradu
ate, said Stone pushed students to do
Teresa Gordon, a senior from Char
lotte, said she would remember Stone's
See STONE, page 11A
"Around the first of August, we were
able to tell departments to go hire some
graduate students," Lanier said.
Some departments also increased
enrollment within certain sections in
time for the second telephonic registra
tion period, Lanier said.
Many freshmen who have schedul
ing problems are having difficulty get
ting into mathematics or foreign-language
John Anderson, a freshman from
Charlotte, said he was able to register
for a math class but could not get into a
Spanish class.
"I'm delighted that I was able toeven
get 12 hours," he said.
Soviet civilians celebrate 6A
World leaders react 6A
U.S. market stabilizes 7A
comrades, is your victory!"
As the coup collapsed, tanks with
drew from Moscow, and national legis
lative leaders invalidated the coup lead
ers' decrees, including press restric
tions. Even the Communist Party de
nounced the coup. A prosecutor an
nounced he would open a criminal in
vestigation into the actions of the men
who ousted Gorbachev.
The plane carrying the Soviet leader
landed at 2: 1 5 a.m. Thursday (7:15 p.m.
EDT Wednesday) at Moscow's
Hector's, building owner
told to settle
By Amber Nimocks
Hector's and the landlord of the down
town building that burned last February
should try settling a $3.5 million law
suit out of court, Superior Court Judge
Donald Stephens said this week.
The lawsuit, filed Aug. 8 by Hector's
owner Bob Spear, alleged that Paliouras
Enterprises Inc. attempted to lease
Hector's space to another restaurant,
which would be a violation of the lease
signed last year. Spear sought a tempo
rary restraining order to prevent
Paliouras Enterprises, owned by James
and John Paliouras, from negotiating
with other prospective tenants.
Lee Corum, attorney for the
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Vnukovo-2 Airport, which was
guarded by 200 troops, including 130
from the Russian republic's Interior
Ministry. Normally, the Soviet presi
dent is guarded by the KGB, whose
leader was involved in the coup.
. He was greeted by deputy Moscow
Mayor Sergei Stankevich and other
Russian officials, then rushed off in a
motorcade that the Interfax news
agency said took him directly to his
dacha, or country home, in suburban
Gorbachev told President Bush in a
telephone callat7:19p.m.(12:19p.m.
EDT) that the coup was over; it began
See SOVIET, page 7A
out of court
Paliourases, denied that his clients at
tempted to lease the property to another
Spear's suit also alleged that the
Paliourases violated the lease agree
ment by not repairing the premises "as
speedily as possible."
Stephens dissolved the temporary
restraining order and urged both parties
to settle the matter out of court.
Spear said he would meet soon with
representatives from Paliouras Enter
prises to discuss the suit.
Hector's and other restaurants in the
building, located on the corner of East
Franklin and Henderson Streets, have
been closed since the fire that destroyed
them in February.
See HECTOR'S, pageA
New business school
plans continue despite
lack of state funding
By Steve Politl
Assistant University Editor
Plans for the construction of a new
$30 million building for the Kenan
Flagler School of Business will con
tinue on schedule, despite the failure of
a proposal to sell bonds to help pay for
the project.
About half of the building's financ
ing was to be part of a $600 million
bond issue for statewide capital im
provements that the General Assembly
did not approve.
About $ 1 8.5 m illion in private money
has been raised for the building's con
struction through endowments and do
nations, said Gail Gilbert, director of
development for the school. The Wil
liam R. Kenan Charitable Trust donated
$10 million to the project.
"We're still working according to
plan," Gilbert said. "We're very much
hoping the state legislature will recon
sider the bond issue this winter."
The design of the new building is
being refined, he said. The four-story,
160,000-square-foot building is sched
uled for completion by 1994. It will be
located near the southwest corner of the
Kenan Center on Bowles Drive.
Don Sibly, contracts coordinator for
the state construction office, said the
business school shouldn't expect fund
ing from the state.
"If the economy should improve, they
still couldn't expect it until next May,"
Sibly said. The school would need to
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raise the remaining funds through do
nations and endowments, he said.
"The business school is not sitting
dead in the water," Sibly said. "It has
sufficient funds to take it through de
sign." The $600 million bond issue was
reduced to $45 million by the General
Assembly, Sibly said.
About $14.3 million of the $45 mil
lion was allocated for UNC-system
schools to make general repairs on ex
See BUSINESS, page 4A
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