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Volume 99. Issue 130
Thursday, January 9, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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.Registrar cancels 29100 class schedules
By Steve Politi
Registration may have ended almost
two months ago, but the phone lines to
Caroline are still buzzing.
About 2, 1 00 students had their regis
trations canceled during Winter Break,
said University Registrar David Lanier.
Most of these students have rebuilt their
schedules by calling Caroline or sitting
in on classes.
'The leading cause is parents not
realizing the severity of not getting (tu
ition and fees payments) in on time,"
The registrar's office canceled a
student's registration if tuition and fees
payments were not received by Dec. 1 3,
The number of canceled registrations
increased 700 from last December, he
John Weaver, a sophomore from
Charlotte, said his registration was can
celed because his tuition check arrived
late at the cashier's office.
The University should put a hold on
registrations rather than cancel them,
"I had no way of knowing until I
received a letter saying my registration
was dropped," he said.
Lanier said the registrar's office sent
letters to parents last year when Caroline
was first implemented, warning them
that students' registrations would be
canceled if the tuition and fees payment
deadline was not met.
But sending the notifications cost
about $7,000, and the department did
not send letters this year, he explained.
"We didn't want to keep doing that
unless we had to," Lanier said. "We
spent a lot of money to send a notice to
Lanier estimated that about four out
of five students who had their classes
dropped had no trouble adding them
back to their schedules.
"Some of the students that have been
here for a while get into a panic about a
canceled schedule because they envi
sion 6,000 students lining up for drop
add in Woollen Gym," he said. "Most
students have already arranged their
schedules like they like it."
Derek Kahn, a freshman from At
lanta, said he managed to pick up all of
the classes that were dropped from his
schedule, but the experience still was
But Weaver said he had trouble get
ting the classes he lost and ended up
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People hustled through Student Stores Wednesday in the attempt to find necessary most of the weighted-down students had the chance to talk to friends who had returned
textbooks after attending the first day of spring semester classes. Lines were long, but to the University after the three-week Winter Break.
picking up classes he didn't need or
"I registered for 12 hours, some of
them I really didn't want to take and
some of them I really didn't need to
take," he said.
Lanier said employees in the
registrar's office and the cashier's of
fice would meet this month to discuss
ways of preventing canceled registra
tions in the future.
The department is considering sev
eral ways to make the payment deadline
more clear to parents, he said.
Frederic Schroeder, dean of students,
suggested sending parents a bill earlier
in the year that would cover most of the
expenses for the next semester, Lanier
The bills are now sent in early De
cember. Schroeder said a supplemental bill
then could be sent tocover the rest of the
"We want to make sure we're not
making enemies out of a process that is
here to make things easier for people,"
"Caroline is a good system that will
get better as time goes on," he said.
"We're looking for the best way to let
Caroline work to its fullest capacity."
By Heather Harreld
Investigation into embezzlement charges
finds no sign of recipients' collaboration
Local police are investigating the
Dec. 12 burglaries of several rooms in
Granville Towers and Carmichael Resi
Three rooms on the fourth floor of
Carmichael dormitory and four rooms
- of Granville Towers South and West
were burglarized between 1 a.m. and 4
The Chapel Hill Police Department
has issued warrants for the arrest of a
man in connection with the burglaries at
Granville Towers, said Jane Cousins,
Chapel Hill police planner.
Cousins said the department expects
to have an arrest within two weeks. The
department has issued warrants for three
counts of first degree burglary, she said.
Maj. Robert Porreca of University
Police said department officials believed
the incidents were related.
"I believe we are looking for one
suspect," he said.
Due to the two departments' juris
dictions. Chapel Hill police are investi
gating burglaries of the four Granville
Towers rooms and University Police
are investigating incidents of burglary
The investigators are following sev
eral leads but he could not disclose any
details, he said.
The thefts occurred in unlocked
rooms where students fell asleep with
out locking their doors or left rooms
unlocked for roommates.
None of the rooms showed any signs
of forced entry, but that is not uncom
mon, Porreca said. Most burglaries oc
cur because of unlocked rooms or be
cause the thieves have illegal copies of
See CRIME, page 7
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
An investigation of a University se
niorchargedwith embezzling more than
$75,000 from the campus yearbook has
uncovered no evidence that the money 's
recipients knew they had received sto
Tracy Lamont Keene, 21, of 101-13
Melville Loop Road, was charged Dec.
4 with 2 1 counts of embezzlement after
an investigation by University Police
detectives and University Internal Au
Clay Williams, University Police
lieutenant detective, said Keene em
bezzled $75,896.65 from the Yackety
Yack by writing multiple checks to his
mother, Gladys Bullock, of 4 Ranch
Court, Newark, Del., and his aunt,
Aretha White, of 317 Pineview Drive,
Apartment 4-A, Kemersville.
Keene has said the two knew nothing
of the scam, Williams said. "They
thought it was money he was getting
paid for work at the University with the
Yackety Yack," he said.
Keene was able to embezzle the funds
by posing his relatives as Delmar pub
lishing representatives, Williams said.
Delmar publishes the yearbook.
"He had filled out paperwork and
altered some so that the Student Activi
ties Fund Office believed (Keene's rela
tives) were actual consultants to Delmar
because of Tracy's documentation,"
"He sent the checks to them, and
they'd send him money as he needed
it," he said. "Just about every bit of the
money is spent already."
Williams said he could not comment
on how the money was spent.
Bullock said she was surprised and
upset when news of the embezzlement
surfaced in Chapel Hill. "I thought he
was getting paid for a job he had with
Bullock said sheand her sister posted
bail for Keene, who is not in jail.
SAFO Director Howard Brubaker
said Keene presented falsified informa
tion to SAFO officials when requesting
"He presented documentation that
the (yearbook) editor had approved ex
penditures and in addition presented
evidence that Delmar had approved two
individuals as authorized to receive pay
ment as representatives of Delmar,"
SAFO officials are not at fault for
authorizing payment on Keene's checks
because they followed standard proce
dure, he said.
"As far as SAFO being exonerated,
we're just not in the business of deter
mining fraudulent documents,"
Brubaker said. "We went on what we
thought was valid documentation
that the evidence was fraudulent is not
Brubaker said he could not tell
whether Keene had forged Kelly
Sherrill's signature on the checks.
Sherrill was the yearbook editor when
the alleged embezzlement took place.
"I can't tell whether he forged them
or whether Kelly signed them," he said.
"And Idon't think Lieutenant Williams
has been able to, either."
See EMBEZZLE, page 7
Student Stores to comply
with DA's decision on ads
By John Broadfoot
UNC Student Stores will comply
with the decision of the local district
attorney and stop advertising in a
University alumni magazine insert.
Susan Ehringhaus, University le
gal counsel, said UNC officials have
decided that Student Stores would no
longer place ads in the Carolina Col-
lectibles insert of theCarolina Alumni
Carl Fox, Orange-Chatham District
Attorney, said last month he thought
Student Stores was in violation of the
Umstead Act by advertising in the
The Umstead Act is intended to
protect private businesses from com
peting with the state for sales. The act
limits the sale of Student Stores mer
chandise to students, staff and their
families and people who are on cam
pus for reasons other than purchasing
items from Student Stores.
Local merchants complained that
advertising in the insert, which is
mailed with the magazine to 100,350
homes yearly, was competing with
them for business.
Ehringhaus said she had been in
contact with Fox to ensure that the
store would be working in compl iance
with the law.
"The goal all along has been to try
and work consistently within the law,"
A different advertising plan will be
utilized in the future, but the specifics
See STORES, page 7
Red Cross declares emergency as blood supplies dwindle
Officials encourage healthy individuals to donate at drives
By Maile Carpenter
A severe decline in blood donations
during the holidays has caused Ameri
can Red Cross officials in North Caro
lina to declare an emergency situation
because of low blood supplies, a re
gional spokeswoman for the agency
"We're really worried about this,"
said Elise Highland, assistant director
of the American Red Cross Carolinas
Highland said Carolinas Region
blood collectors were pursuing O nega
tive and A negative blood donors.
The region's supplies of O positive,
B positive, and AB negative bloodtypes
also are critically low, she said.
Highland said that Carolinas Region
blood collectors normally expect sup
plies to fall during the holidays. She
said she also attributed this year's dan
gerously low blood supplies to a recent
flu epidemic in North Carolina.
American Red Cross Carolinas Re
gion, headquartered in Charlotte, col
lects and supplies blood for 121 hospi
tals in 84 counties, serving 5 states
including North Carolina.
Ellen Crabtree, assistant director of
Blood Services at Durham's Hitchings
Center, said blood supplies at the col
lection center were still dropping.
Only 40 pints of blood were col
lected at Hitchings Center last week,
Crabtree said. The center ideally should
collect 150 pints each week, she said.
Trish Tisdale, a representative at
UNC Hospitals, said blood supplies at
the hospital also were unusually low.
UNC Hospitals has a standing order
forblood from the American Red Cross,
but local agency officials have notified
the hospital that it would be unable to
meet the standing order until more blood
was donated, Tisdale said.
Highland said this year's blood short
age was more severe than last year's.
"We were on the verge of war last
year (at this time), so blood donations
were higher than usual," she said.
Anne Prevatte, Blood Services Di
rector for the Orange County American
Red Cross, said because the flu and cold
season was in full swing, donors must
be in good health.
"It's a matter of being totally symptom-free
that day (of the blood drive),"
Prevatte said. "You're deferred if you
have any lingering symptoms."
Donors also must be 1 7 years old and
weigh at least 1 10 pounds, she said.
Prevatte also said Desert Storm vet
erans and anyone else who has visited
Friday, Jan. 10
lood Donation Sites
Inkley Baptist Church
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, Jan. 11 Arrity United Methodist 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Chunfh (Estes Drive)
Monday Jan. 13 Lincoln Canter 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Merrltt Mill Road
Thursday, Jan. 16 UNC Hospitals 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,
(Byapptcall96-BL00D) 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Monday, Jan. 20 Omni Europa Hotel 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Monday, Jan. 27 . Great Hall 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 28, Great Hall 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
WednesdafrJaiqg University Campus dth GraphicChip Sudderth
the Persian Gulf region since Aug. 1, ease leishmaniasis possibly exists in the
1990 was not eligible to give blood, bloodstream of those who visited the
Because a parasite that causes the dis- Gulf and veterans, they are being de
ferred until Jan. 1, 1993.
Donors can give blood at the
Hitchings Center, a permanent dona
tion site located at 4737 University Drive
in Durham. The Hitchings Center is
open Mondays from 1 1 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to i p.m.
Duke University Medical Center also
operates a blood collection center Mon
days 1 1:30 a.m. to4:30p.m. and Thurs
days 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to permanent collection
sites, the Red Cross is sponsoring sev
eral blood drives in Chapel Hill and on
the University Campus throughout Janu
ary. Crabtree said that although low sup
plies of all blood types currently exist,
she hoped that donations would increase
"There is a 100 percent guarantee
that the donor will feel good about giv
ing blood," Crabtree said.
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