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Volume 99, Issue 137
Tuesday, January 21, 1992
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.Heyd nominates 3 alumni to BOT
Scholarship honors students
dedicated to King's legacy
By Yl-Hsin Chang
"Good evening. I am very honored to
have been asked to present the 1992
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship.
"This year's recipient has been committed to carrying on
the legacy of Dr. King by being a leader, a scholar and a
servant to the community.
"It is my pleasure to introduce the winner of the 1992
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship "
On Thursday evening in Memorial Hall, the recipient of
the 1992 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship will be named
as part of the week-long birthday celebration of the slain civil
The announcement will precede the lecture by William
Gray, president of the United Negro College Fund and former
majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Archie Ervin, chairman of the scholarship committee, said
students could apply for the scholarship, but most of the
candidates came as nominations from faculty and students.
"It's an honor for people to be nominated and to become a
finalist," he said.
Student Body President Matt Heyd, an ex-officio member
of the selection committee, said students should pay attention
to each year's scholarship winner.
"It's a huge honor for anyone who receives it," he said,
"because there's only one a year and because it's the focus of
the MLK celebration. It's a huge affirmation of people's
work on campus."
Michelle Thomas, a senior African and Afro-American
studies major from Laurinburg, won the honor last year. "I
really didn't think I would get it," she said. "I started crying.
I was really overwhelmed.
"I looked at it as a blessing and a sign from God. I saw it
as a sign that what I was doing for the community was
appreciated. It was encouragement to keep on doing what I
Ironically, Thomas could not continue what she was
doing, at least not for six months. As a member of the Army
reserves, she was called to active duty for the Persian Gulf
War the day after she received the award.
Thomas has more than made up for the lost time this year.
She is the political activism chairwoman of the Black
Student Movement, co-president of the Collegiate Black
Caucus and co-director of the newly created Saturday-school
Communiversity program, just to name a few things that fill
her busy schedule.
Did she do more service as a result of receiving the award?
"I did do more, but I don't think it was solely because of the
scholarship," she said. "I realized a lot was expected of me,
and that has been a motivation."
The scholarship was established in 1982 by members of
student government, the faculty and the BSM, who wanted to
honor the namesake by recognizing outstanding students,
The recipient receives a plaque and a biography of King.
The monetary award, which began as a $100 scholarship, is
now worth $500.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Committee, com
posed of students, faculty and staff, began the selection
process in October, narrowed down the initial 1 1 candidates
to three finalists and has chosen one of the finalists as this
year's Martin Luther King, Jr. scholar.
Candidates must be juniors, excel academically and be a
leader and a servant to the University community. All appli
cants and nominees were asked to submit supporting materi
als including letters of recommendation and lists of extracur
Cherie Smith, a senior English major from Raleigh who
serves on the scholarship committee, said the recipient must
be academically sound. "Martin Luther King Jr. was also a
brilliant scholar, a very intelligent man," she said. "It's
important to highlight that."
Smith said the scholarship highlights people who other
See MLK, page 5
By Deborah Ann Greenwood
Student Body President Matt Heyd's term as an ex-officio
member of the UNC Board of Trustees will end this spring,
but he hopes to leave something or someone behind.
Heyd has nominated three University alumni to the UNC
Board of Trustees to replace former member William Darity
who left the BOT in December.
His choices, Anne Cates, William Armfield and Richard
Epps, all have made noteworthy contributions to the Univer
sity and are strong candidates to get the open seat, Heyd said.
"I am certain that all will represent the best interests of the
University," he said.
Although optimistic about his nominations, Heyd said the
competition for the spot was fierce. "I have no idea how they
will do," he said.
Cates is a well-known participant in University activities
and groups, Heyd said.
"She has been involved in many different programs,
including the Arts and Sciences Foundation, and she has been
a major contributor as a member of the Bicentennial Cam
paign Committee," Heyd said.
Cates said she had participated in various University
programs since her graduation in 1953.
"I'm on the Board of Directors of the Arts and Sciences
Foundation, and actually I was involved in the first campaign
for Arts and Sciences," she said.
Cates said she would continue to serve the University even
if not chosen as a BOT member.
"It's important (to be involved) even if I was just sweeping
floors or answering phones," she said. "I believe in education
it's important for our children to become productive
Armfield has been a member of the National Development
Council since his graduation in 1956 from UNC-CH, which
is UNC's foremost volunteer fund- raising group. He has also
been affiliated with the Education Foundation Inc., and has
served on the Board of Visitors twice.
"Most recently, Bill Armfield has served as the Chairman
of the Bicentennial Campaign Steering Committee," Heyd
Armfield could not be reached for comment.
Heyd said he anticipated that the names of both Armfield
and Cates would be submitted by other trustees, but expected
to stand alone in his nomination of Epps.
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Cori Taylor of Chapel Hill marches in the 1 0th annual March for Peace and Justice in remembrance of Martin Luther King Monday morning on Franklin Street
Local leaders, citizens march in honor of King
By Julie Flick
Community service .
About 50 people assembled in front of the Franklin Street
post office Monday morning to hear community leaders
honor Martin Luther King.
After speakers paid tribute to the slain civil rights leader,
the group composed of both black and white people marched
through Chapel Hill to St. Paul's African Methodist Epis
copal Zion Church in Carrboro.
James Brittian, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
chapterof the National Association forthe Advancement of
Colored People, led the police-escorted procession while
marchers sang traditional hymns.
Fred Battle, who addressed the crowd in front of the post
office, said the fight for equality was not over.
"Twenty-three years after (King's) death, the struggle
still continues. We see more and more people that are
homeless,... unemployed,... and underemployed," Battle
said. "We must make sure his legacy does not die in vain."
Clementine Self, a teacher at Glenwood Elementary
School and a Chapel Hill native, said that advances made by
the civil rights, movements should be remembered, but
added that the fight for civil rights should continue.
"We in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities have a
hugechallenge,"shesaid. "Stop resting on accomplishments
of the past, because the battle is not over, the victory is not
The phrase "If Martin Luther King Jr. were here today" fell
from the lips of many speakers.
Rev. George Allison, president of the Northern Orange
NAACP, spoke about youths and drug use.
"If Jesus and Martin Luther King Jr. were here today and
said 'Come unto me,' what would we be inviting our children
to?" he asked.
Allison said the judicial system was unfair to minorities.
"We have a system designed where if you have the right
amount of money and know the right amount of people, you
can walk in and out," he said.
Joe Straley, a local civil rights activist, compared the
history of blacks in America to the plight of Palestinians
living in Israel's occupied territories today.
Straley, who heads the Coalition for Peace in the Middle
East, recently returned from a two-week visit to Israel.
"There's a tremendous amount of congruence between
what happened here in the South 30 years ago and what is
happening in the West Bank now," he said.
After marchers reached the church, several community
leaders spoke at an NAACP-sponsored service.
Michelle Thomas, a member of the UNC Black Student
Movement, said King's dream had not become reality.
"We still have not reached the dream," she said."We're
still fighting like we did in 1960."
Thomas asked the University to grant the BSM's request
for a permanent black cultural center facility and an autono
mous African-American department.
"What we want is what we asked you for when you
pretended to listen," Thomas said, addressing University
administrators not in attendance. "I want a real black
cultural center, a free-standing building. I want a depart
ment for African-American programs."
Gwen Jones, chairwoman of the Orange County Human
Relations Committee, said problems now facing the black
community were "genocide on black America."
Our prisons are filled with a large number of our black
See MARCH, page 5
Hardin encourages South Loop plan
revival to ease campus construction
By Jennifer Talhelm
i Chancel lor Paul Hardin revived the
controversial South Loop plan debate
at Friday's Faculty Council meeting,
asking faculty members to consider
the plan because of new campus con
Increased traffic on South Campus
is an undeniable problem facing the
University and the town, and the plan
would help alleviate that problem,
Hardin said at the meeting.
The plan is controversial because it
calls for substantia widening of South
Columbia Street and widening and
rerouting of Manning Drive. South
Loop also would destroy part ofOdum
Village, UNC's student family hous
"No matter how you may feel per
sonally about progress, progress has a
price," Hardin said.
Chapel Hill Town Council mem
bers rejected the South Loop plan in
September when it was presented to
them as an addition to the N.C. regional
Hardin told faculty members South
Loop would allow traffic to flow
smoothly around the town without bur
dening North Campus.
The South Loop plan was carefully
thought out, he said. Even with a short
age of state-appropriated funds for con
struction, UNC will continue to grow.
"We're not just arguing with the town
... to widen South Columbia Street just
for fun," he said. "These things are
going to happen; they're going to
The most significant traffic problem
resulting from new development will
be from patients and visitors to UNC
Hospitals, Hardin said. He pointed to
the new Ambulatory Care Center as a
cause of congestion.
Michael Salemi, professor of eco
nomics, said he did not think Hardin's
comments about South Loop were un
reasonable. "I thought it was non-con
troversial," he said. "I thought he was
just puttingforth the University'sstand
on the project."
Salemi said he supported the South
Loop plan within reason.
"I am relatively personally unaf
fected because it would not in any way
affect property I own," he said. "I
thinkit makes sense to try to get traffic
to the Dean Dome and the hospital
without compromising North Cam
pus." He said he hoped the University
would try to find alternative housing
for the Odum Village units that would
Hardin's comments to council
members came during a report from
the Buildings and Grounds Commit
tee on construction work.
The committee reported that five
building construction projects total
ling $26.5 million had beencompleted
since February 1991. Eleven other
projects totalling $202.6 million were
under construction as of August 1 99 1 .
Franklin Street shop
Cash register taken from TGIF outlet
By Jennifer Brett
A block of concrete hurled through
the front window of a West Franklin
Street shop allowed an undetermined
number of suspects to enter the store
and steal the cash register early Satur
day morning, according to police re
ports. TGIF, a catalog outlet store located
at 306-F W. Franklin St., was burglar
ized about 1:30 a.m., store manager
Bob Rook said Saturday afternoon.
Rook said the cash register was the
only thing missing.
"At this point, we're pretty sure there
was noclothing taken," he said. "Mainly
it was just material damage."
Repairs to the window took about an
hour, and the burglary did not delay the
store's opening, Rook said. TGIF
opened at 10 a.m., he said.
"We had two options keep the
doors closed and turn away customers,
or do what we could to open the doors,"
"We were able to borrow a register
from a merchant who hasn't opened yet
until ours can be replaced," Rook said.
Transactions, including receipts and
inventory, must be recorded manually
on paper because of the loss of the
register, he said.
Extra employees were called in to
help with the tedious process.
"It's been time consuming," TGIF
employee Dana Mahoney said. "It re
ally makes you appreciate electronics."
Rook said the store would upgrade
its security system to reduce the chance
of a repeat break-in.
"It's not so much a nightmare for us
as it is for the main office," he said.
"I'm just glad there wasn't more
need to contact
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