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HIT THE POLLS: 3 referendums up for student vote CAMPUS page 3
Black Student Movement will hold a
forum for SBP, DTH, RHA and CAA
candidates, 5:30 p.m., Upendo lounge.
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Volume 99, Issue 143
Wednesday, January 29, 1992
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Plan approved to increase racial dorm diversity
By Shannon Crownover
A plan to increase racial diversity on
North Campus will be implemented this
spring for a four-year trial period.
"The proposal has been approved,
and now we are discussing the logistics
of how to implement the plan," said
Larry Hicks, associate director of Uni
In a plan approved by Housing Di-
Miscommunication among Univer
sity Police, Smith Center officials and
the Carolina Athletic Associationcaused
Sunday's ticket distribution for the Feb.
5 Duke men's basketball game to go
CAA President Anthony Doll met
Tuesday with Jeff Elliott, Smith Center
director of operations, to discuss further
distribution plans and to dispel the ru
mor that fewer tickets had been made
available to students for the nationally
televised Duke game.
"Some of the people that were No.
500 or 600 in line were the last ones
with lower-level tickets, so I just wanted
to make sure that all the tickets had been
printed," Elliott said. "I feel confident
that we gave them their proper amount
Elliott said 2,017 lower-level tickets
were allotted to students, but that num
ber decreased by about 500 because
several student groups, such as the band
and Carolina Fever, received blocks for
Neither Doll nor Elliott, however,
knew exactly how many lower-level
seats were allotted to other students.
"I forgot the number, but it's some
thing like 1,500," Doll said.
Many students who tried to get the
maximum six tickets together in the
lower level had to settle for six upper
level seats, Doll said.
And Elliott said men's basketball
head coach Dean Smith requested 20
extra tickets for high-school basketball
coaches and former UNC players. The
tickets were taken from the students'
allotment of lower-level seats.
Doll said that Smith had requested 50
tickets, but basketball secretary Linda
Woods and Elliott confirmed that Smith
had asked for 20 tickets.
Several students voiced displeasure
about other students cutting in line be
tween 6 p.m. Saturday, when the UNC
University of Virginia game ended, and
6 a.m. Sunday, when numbers were
Doll said the CAA and University
Police had no control over students at
tempting to line up before the Virginia
"The Smith Center had a policy that
they wouldn't allow people to camp out
until after the Virginia game was over
and the Smith Center was cleared," Doll
said. "They had 1 4 UNC police officers
supposed to be doing that. There must
have been amiscommunication between
the Smith Center and the police because
that didn't happen."
Elliott said officers were busy and
couldn't monitor lines before the game
"A lot of the police we were going to
See CAA, page 5
rector Wayne Kuncl, housing depart
ment staff and the Housing Advisory
Board, 15 spaces will be reserved in
each of nine North Campus residence
halls this spring for blacks who want to
move in the fall, according to the Resi
dence Hall Association proposal. The
dormitories are Manly, Grimes, Lewis,
Stacy, Mclver, Kenan, Ruffin, Winston
In these residence halls black stu
dents represent I percent to 6 percent of
the total 1990-91 residents, the pro
posal states. If all reserved spaces are
filled, black residents will constitute 9
percent to 1 5 percent of these residence
Christy Pons, RHA co-president, said
interested returning black students could
apply by March 13 to move to North
Campus for the 1 992-93 academic year.
Applicants will rank residence halls in
order of preference and will be assigned
according to priority numbers.
No one will be forced to move, and
no returning students will lose their
present rooms. Pons said.
Those who decide to move to North
Campus will be able to choose their
The group will begin publicizing the
plan during the second week of Febru
ary, she said. Letters will be sent to
students explaining the new plan, she
"We want to reintroduce the pro
posal to students and remind them that
this change is special," she said.
Pons, Kuncl and RHA Co-president
Scott Peeler intend to write a guest
editorial to The Daily Tar Heel explain
ing the program. They also are planning
an orientation meeting with resident
assistants and area directors to explain
RHA worked with the Black Student
Movement, Black Cultural Center and
Campus Y to help coordinate the plan.
Arnie Epps, BSM president, said this
year would provide a trial-and-error
period for the plan.
He said he hoped students would
Epps said without the plan it had
been hard for black students to receive
a space if they wanted to live on North
"I want black students to know that
the opportunity is there if they want to
move," Epps said.
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SHS director says
increase noted in
By Megan Brown
Reports of campus sexual assaults
have increased more than 50 percent
from previous years, according to a
report compiled by Student Health Ser
vice Director Judith .owan.
Cowan told the UNC Board of Trust
ees that 17 incidents of sexual assault
were reported in fall semester, com
pared to past years, in which an average
of 13 to 15 incidents had been reported
for the entire academic year.
But many women will report rape or
other assaults to SHS weeks, months or
even a year after the incident, so these
figures may be even higher.
Polly Guthrie, community education
and outreach coordinator for the Or
ange County Rape Crisis Center, said
the rise in reported assaults indicated
better public education about available
The rape crisis center also had an
increase in reported assaults, Guthrie
"We're having to increase the size of
our training group because of increased
reporting and requests for educational
programs," she said.
Peggy Norton, a family nurse practi
tioner at Student Health, said she hoped
the rise in campus reports could be
attributed to the University Response
Plan for Sexual Assault.
Norton worked continuously with
Elaine Barney, a clinical social worker
at Student Psychological Services, to
establish the plan's protocol. Imple
mented in 1990, the plan trains repre
sentatives from all University depart
ments to help victims of assault and to
inform them of all available campus
See ASSAULTS, page 7
Town to grant amnesty
for parking violations
By Chris Goodson
The Chapel Hill Town Council ap
proved a program Monday night that
will forgive portions of parking ticket
fees in an attempt to recoup $500,000 in
The parking ticket amnesty program
will give people with parking tickets 50
percent off late penalties if the offend
ers pay between Feb. 15 and March 15.
After the monthlong amnesty period,
the town will begin an extensive collec
tion campaign, which will include fil
ing civil suits and hiring collection agen
cies. Town Manager Cal Horton advised
debtors to pay their parking fines. "I
expect that all the persons that have
sizable outstanding debts would be wise
to take advantage of this program."
Council member Joe Herzenberg said
while the amnesty program would not
get all $500,000 back, it would be help
ful in recovering much of the money.
"We still want the money,"
Herzenberg said. "We just don't want
all of it that we are legally entitled to."
Horton said the $500,000 debt was
caused by the large number of fines and
the difficulty of collection.
"We don't expect to allow this kind
of deficit to occur again," he said.
Robert Godding, Chapel Hill direc
tor of transportation, said other cities
that had offered similar amnesty plans
had received 30 percent to 65 percent of
the money owed for delinquent parking
Horton said Chapel Hill police had
been in charge of parking, but town
See AMNESTY, page 7
Bush outlines economic reform package in State of Union speech
By Anna Griffin
Assistant Sate and National Editor
President Bush unveiled a package
of proposed economic reforms and
called for a bipartisan effort to end the
recession in his annual State of the
Union address Tuesday night.
Speaking from the chamber of the
House of Representatives, Bush de
clared an end to the Cold War and the
beginning of his own war against a
recession that has gripped the national
economy for more than a year.
"We're going to set the economy
free," Bush said. "If we can change the
world, we can change America."
Using his speech to outline a package
of short- and long-term economic re
forms. Bush challenged Congress to
put aside partisan animosity and pass
"It will happen," he said. "The Ameri
can people aren't impressed by gim
micks. The only test of a plan is, 'Is it
sound, and will it work?'"
The Bush package would include a
$5,000 tax credit for first-time home
buyers, a cut in the capital gains tax and
deductions for student loans. Bush also
called for unilateral and multilateral
cuts in the U.S. and Russian nuclear
arsenals, similar to proposals he made
Bush reflected on events of the past
year, specifically the Persian Gulf War
and the fall of communism within the -Soviet
Union, and credited American
taxpayers with helping to win the Cold
"By the grace of God, America has
won the Cold War," Bush said. "No one
ever thinks to thank the people who
have paid a country's bill. The Ameri
can taxpayers bore the brunt of the
The nation should thank the soldiers
who fought in Korea, Vietnam and the
See ADDRESS, page 4
RHA presidential candidates offer solutions to housing dilemmas
Davis will concentrate on diversifying campus dorms Streeter will ensure future of all-campus social events
By Cathy Oberle
Jennifer Davis says she will focus on
making the new racial diversity pro
gram a success if elected Residence
Hall Association president.
The program, designed by RHA with
the help of several other campus groups,
will reserve rooms in nine residence
halls in the fall for black students who
want to move to North Campus.
"There is a need to create an African
American community on North Cam
pus and that request has come from
Davis, a sopho
more history and
major from Char
lotte. "My plat
form is to see (the
Students might perceive this as a
quota system for the North Campus
residence halls, but that is not the plan's
'The purpose is
to, in four years,
create a self-sustaining
American population on North Campus
so that any student will feel comfortable
living in any residence hall on this cam
pus," she said.
Davis said many students probably
would have apprehensions about the
program, so she would establish pro
See DAVIS, page 2
By Cathy Oberle
says as Residence
president he will establish a committee
to find alternative sites for all-campus
events, such as Springfest.
"I realize that in the past a lot of the
outside activities ... have been can
celed," said Streeter, a junior speech
"But I think big events like that are
important. We still want to give stu
dents a chance to
have a good time."
would help plan
and set up the
events to meet the
Housing's safety Charles Streeter
and security requirements, he said. He
wants to have an event planned for
Streeter, a three-year resident of
Craige Residence Hall, has served as
dormitory governor and now is execu
tive assistant to RHA co-presidents Scott
Peeler and Christy Pons. He also serves
on the South Region Improvement Fo
cus Group and the Minority Student
Recruitment Committee and is a minor
ity adviser and member of the Ebony
Streeter's commitment and dedica
tion to the job would make him a good
RHA president, he said.
"I'm willing to give my time to the
See STREETER, page 2
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