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Friday, January 10, 1992
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Fraternities struck by
thieves during holidays
By Kelly Ryan
Stereo equipment and compact discs
were the number one items on the holi
day wish lists of area criminals, who
made these wishes come true when they
burglarized several local fraternity
One incident of vandalism and sev
eral thefts were reported to Chapel Hill
police after fraternity members returned
to town and discovered their doors bro
ken and belongings gone.
; Beta Theta Pi member Bill Taft, a
senior from Greenville, N.C., said he
thought his room was entered the day
before Christmas. The perpetrator broke
a window and then kicked in all but
three of the doors inside the house, he
New charge added in case
of yearbook embezzlement
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
The University senior charged with
embezzling more than $75,000 from
the campus yearbook was arrested again
Thursday, this time on charges of ob
taining property by false pretenses.
Police reports claim that Tracy
Lamont Keene, 21, of 100-13 Melville
Loop Road, borrowed money from
Michael Salcheck, an employee of
Thornton Studios in New York City,
and repaid him with yearbook funds.
Thornton Studios is the Yackety Yack's
The police report stated that on Oct.
1 8 Keene had "deducted $ 1 ,500 from a
$3,329.63 bill sent to Thornton Studios
and falsely represented this deduction
as travel expenses, when in fact this
money was used to repay his loan from
Michael Salcheck and was diverted from
the Yackety Yack organization."
Salcheck was on vacation and could
Jury indicts suspect for theft
of 1,718 basketball tickets
By Chris Trahan
A grand jury Tuesday indicted a
man arrested for possession of 1,718
stolen UNC basketball tickets.
Michael Joseph Pope of 3107
LeMay Court, Raleigh, was arrested
Nov. 30 when he tried to sell 20 stolen
tickets to an undercover UNC police
When police searched Pope's ve
hicle, they found a duffel bag filled
with tickets, including passes to UNC
home matches with ACC rivals N.C.
State and Duke.
Pope worked for a company con
tracted by the University to collect and
sort mail. Police reports claim that
Pope stole tickets that should have
been mailed to season ticket holders.
: Smith Center Director Jeff Elliott
said there was no way to safeguard
against an employee stealing tickets.
Taft took extra precautions in secur
ing his room because it also had been
broken intoduring Thanksgiving break,
"We had been broken in over Thanks
giving, so we knew we were a high
risk," Taft said. "We nailed the doors
He estimated that the total damage at
the fraternity house amounted to about
$1,000. Several compact discs and a
pair of high top basketball shoes were
the only items stolen from Taft's room.
Phi Gamma Delta sophomore'Tom
Archie said about seven doors at his
house were kicked in and the locks were
broken. A pair of shoes, 90 CDs and a
CD player were stolen from his room.
The rest of the stereo and his speak
ers were left behind, he said. Also stolen
was his roommate's suitcase, which
not be reached for comment.
Yackety Yack Editor Shea Tisdale
saidThomton Studios employees would
not have questioned Keene's request to
deduct $1,500 from the amount owed
the Yack by the studio because Keene
had passed it off as travel expenses.
"Because of illegitimate travel ex
penses, he deducted $1,500 from the
bill without anyone's knowledge,"
Tisdale said. "Keene probably said,
' Don 't worry about the $ 1 ,500, because
they're travel expenses for the Yack."'
Tisdale said he did not know why or
for what purpose Salcheck lent Keene
money, but he said he did not think
Salcheck had been involved in the em
bezzlement scam. "Whatever Michael
Salcheck did, I'm sure he was deceived
just as a number of us have been."
Ed Thornton, president of Thornton
Studios, said he thought Salcheck had
loaned Keene money for personal rea
sons and not for yearbook business,
since Keene had stayed in New York
Congress proposal would add six
By Steve Politl
Members of a Student Congress com
mittee passed a resolution Thufsday
night that could add six representatives
to the full congress.
The resolution would change thecon
gressional districts and add two at-large
graduate students and four off-campus
"Off-campus students are being
grossly underrepresented," said Tim
Moore, congress speaker and the bill's
author. "This bill fixes that."
The Student Affairs Committee
passed the resolution unanimously with
one abstention. It now goes before the
full congress Monday night.
"We hoped it would never hap
pen," he said. "We try to make sure
that the company the University con
tracts out to has honorable and repu
University Police Lt. Walter Dunn
said he believed Pope had acted alone
in the theft. There have been no other
arrests involving the illegal sale of
tickets since Pope was arrested, Dunn
"We have been trying to identify
ticket scalpers, but we have not ar
Dunn said scalpers were a possibil
ity at any event at the Smith Center,
but University Police mobilized extra
patrols during home games and con
certs. Elliot said most illegal ticket sales
were not made on Smith Center
See TICKETS, page 9
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Archie speculated the thief used to carry
"Everyone had various pieces of ste
reo equipment stolen and CDs," Archie
Theta Chi Chapter President Evan
Eile said the interior and exterior of the
fraternity's back house were vandal
ized during the break. No one lives in
the back house, which the fraternity
keeps locked most of the time, he said.
Eile said Theta Chi doesn't expect its
insurance company to reimburse it for
"We're in the process of filing with
insurance," he said. "But we don't ex
pect to get anything for it. It was all
superficial stuff (that was vandalized),
which makes us think it was a prank."
See BREAK-INS, page 9
longer than anticipated.
"Tracy was supposed to be here for a
few days and he stayed for a month,"
Thornton said. "I remember him men
tioning Broadway shows. He wanted to
see a lot of Broadway shows. I just
thought that was his thing."
Lt. Marcus Perry of University Po
lice said Keene appeared in District
Court Thursday. His lawyer, James
Bryan of Chapel Hill, waived Keene's
first court appearance in which bail
could have been negotiated.
Keene's bond was set at $2,500 un
secured, and he will attend a probable
cause hearing Jan. 24 at the Chapel Hill
Keene, the yearbook's former busi
ness manager, has been charged with a
Class H felony, which carries a maxi
mum penalty of up to 1 0 years in prison
andor a fine.
The embezzlement charges brought
agatyist Keene Dec. 5 carry the same
Michelle Violanti, the committee
member who abstained from the vote,
questioned the proposal 's at-large gradu
ate student positions.
"What would keep three law school
students from filling seats?" she asked
during the meeting.
She also questioned passage of a
proposal featuring districts of different
sizes. But most committee members
agreed that the new district proposal
was an improvement.
In other election business, the Rules
and Judiciary Committee passed an
amendment to a resolution allowing a
student to run for a seat in a district other
than the one in which he lived.
"The bill will help undergraduates
because they usually don't live in one
Money belts start to tighten as fees
task force reviews clubs' spending
By Marty Minchin
Members of a Student Congress com
mittee are reviewing campus groups to
determine how efficiently the groups
are using their allotment of the student
Scott Maxwell, co-chairman of the
Student Fees Task Force, said although
the committee was formed last semes
ter before the embezzlement of money
from the campus yearbook was discov
ered, the purpose of the task force was
to prevent more incidents like it.
"What happened with the Yack is
exactly why we formed the commit
tee," Maxwell said.
University senior Tracy Keene, the
Yackety Yack's former managing edi
tor, has been charged with embezzling
more than $75,000 from the campus
"This is the first time anything like
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storebeingbuiltonFranklinStreetintheformerCarolina Theater, planned store has not
location for very long," said Ron Swift,
committee chairman. "What it does is
allow people to run for Student Con
gress if they really have the desire to do
so but don't have the means to be in
their district for a little while."
If congress members pass this bill at
Monday's meeting, it will be placed on
the spring referendum fora student vote.
If the referendum fails, however, any
candidates who win elections for dis
tricts in which they do not reside will be
disqualified, Swift said.
Swift predicted the referendum would
Moore agreed. "Students will see the
wisdom in this," he said. "It makes
current congress representatives more
accountable to them."
this has been done here," Maxwell said.
"All organizations have to prove direct
financial accountability to congress."
Committee members should have
reports on the organizations prepared
within two weeks to a month. Maxwell
They then will present their findings
to the whole congress.
The committee members are trying
to determine how a group actually uses
its student activities fees versus how.
much the group is allotted, he said.
The committee will make sure that
each group uses all of the money it is
budgeted in the way the group stated it
would, he said.
"Groups overestimate things," Max
"We should obviously get some
money back from groups that had left
over money," he said.
Eric Pratt, co-chairman of the com
mittee, said, "We're a watchdog for all
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Student Body President Matt Heyd's
appointments of Chris Bracey and
Melvin Davis for Elections Boardchair
man and vice chairman passed in a joint
meeting of the Student Affairs and Judi
Bracey and Davis will assume office
Monday if the full congress approves
This is the second appointment Heyd
has made for the elections board. His
first appointments were rejected by
Congress in a 14-4-2 vote when some
members criticized Heyd for failure to
follow correct procedures.
Heyd chastised members present at
the joint subcommittee meeting for re
jecting his first nominees.
"Your role is to approve my nomi
the groups on campus.
"We're looking into all groups and
making sure the money is being spent
Maxwellsaid the embezzlement scam
should make groups more aware of the
efficiency of their spending.
Congress may even go to the extent
of asking groups for receipts from their
spending of student activities fees, he
Carl Clark, a committee member,
said the accuracy of the group reports
depended mainly on the honesty of the
"We rely on the honesty of the orga
nizations to assess the financial status
of the groups," he said.
Maxwell said now the committee
also would have access to the financial
files of all of the groups, which would
help make the reports of congress mem
bers more accurate.
to open in April, but the space behind the
nees and not to participate in such a
process," Heyd said. "It'snot congress's
role to suggest to the student body presi
dent how to go about selecting his nomi
nees." Carl Clark, Student Affairs Commit
tee chairman, later told comm ittee mem
bers they should be proud they had
questioned Heyd's appointment.
"He does make the nominations, he
does choose the candidates, but (con
gress is) not a rubber stamp," Clark
said. "I don't want you to leave tonight
feeling that what you did was overstep
Moore added that at Monday's meet
ing he would ask Heyd "pointed ques
tions" about the executive branch try
ing to overstep congressional approval.
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