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forBlacks at UNC" will be the subject of
a forum at 5:30 p.m. in 226 Union.
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Volume 99, Issue 144
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
and Marty Minchln
The Black Student Movement en
dorsed Mark Bibbs for student body
president, Dacia Toll and Wendy
Bounds for Daily Tar Heel co-editors,
Charles Streeter for Residence Hall
Association president and Tracy
Kirincich for Carolina Athletic Asso
ciation president after a forum spon
sored by the organization Wednesday
BSM President Amie Epps said about
endorsing Bibbs: "By far we felt he was
most prepared to meet the needs of the
African-American community and also
because of his experience and proven
leadership. He had concise, concrete
ways for us to get a (free-standing)
black cultural center."
BSM executive assistant Michelle
Thomas said members endorsed Bounds
and Toll for DTH co-editors because,
IThey have the most detailed outline as
to what they'll be doing to ensure the
problems that have been going on be
tween the black community and The
Daily Tar Heel will be resolved."
The BSM central committee inter
viewed all candidates Tuesday, and
BSM dues-paying members who at
tended the forum voted on endorse
ments. Student body president
Scott Peeler said he felt strongly about
not raising student fees unless abso
BSM members asked Peeler to jus
tify an expenses-paid RHA weekend
CAA to alter distribution policy
By Maria Sweeney
i The Carolina Athletic Association
will revamp ticket distribution proce
dures in response to the Uttering and
linejumping that occurred at Sunday's
ticket distribution for the Duke men's
basketball game, said Stefan Shep
herd, CAA ticket co-chairman.
"The CAA is thinking of moving to
a ticket distribution system more like
Duke's," he said. "We are thinking of
setting up tents where students can
pick up their numbers to eliminate
camping out on the grounds of the
CAA wants a change, but Shepherd
didn't expect one until next year.
I ne CAA will sponsor a forum at 6
p.m. Feb. 6 in 03 Murphey Hall, Shep
herd said. This forum will provide
students with the opportunity to offer
suggestions and comments about bet
ter ways to distribute tickets.
Kirincich targets 5 areas
of improvement for CAA
if elected club president
By Jennifer Talhelm
Tracy Kirincich says her experience
with Carolina Athletic Association
makes her one of the most qualified
people to be the group's president.
Kirincich, a junior computer-science
major from Lake Hopatcong, N.J., spent
two years as a CAA Cabinet member
and currently serves as CAA vice presi
dent. She said her campaign would
focus on five
within the CAA
Cabinet and the
bution is one of CAA's biggest respon
sibilities. Kirincich said she wanted to
improve the present distribution sys
tem. "The basketball team was practicing
that had been held at the beach Labor
Day weekend to organize the RHA gov
erning board. Peeler, who left the forum
early because of a job interview in Cin
cinnati, explained the weekend was
funded with student rent rather than
with student fees.
The topic of a free-standing BCC,
which has been promised by University
administrators for almost 20 years, was
a key issue during the forum.
BSM members questioned Rashmi
Airan about her role in Bicentennial
allocation of funds.
Airan said as chairwoman of the stu
dent Bicentennial planning committee
she had no authority to channel money
toward causes such as a free-standing
BCC. "I was in no way part of the
planning of where the Bicentennial
money goes," she said.
A permanent development officer
could be a partial solution to focusing
more attention on the BCC issue, she
said. "I can do as much as I can to
appoint a permanent development of
ficer." Mark Bibbs said he was in favor of a
free-standing BCC at any cost. "I've
got a backbone, and I'm willing to go
toe to toe with administrators about the
Combining the BCC and an African
American studies department in one
building would make it possible to re
ceive state funds, because the project
would have academic ties, he explained.
line jumping prompt
Darren Lucas, Smith Center director
of ticket operations, said athletic de
partment officials requested that CAA
move the lines for future ticket alloca
tion because of Sunday's litter.
Shepherd said, "In the future, stu
dents will not be allowed to camp out on
the grounds of the Smith Center. How
ever, students can camp out at the F
West parking lot next to the center."
Chris Little, a sophomore from
Greensboro, was one of many who com
plained that fair ticket distribution was
impossible because of line breaking.
"When I camped out for Duke tick
ets, people cut in line," he said. "It
didn't really affect me, because I was
not very far back in line, but for people
that were far back, they probably got
Shepherd said that it was the stu
dents' responsibility to control cutting
in line, but the CAA is still trying to
figure out what can be done about stu
dents saving spaces for others.
while we were distributing tickets, so
we had to close a few windows and that
slowed things a lot," she said. "I want to
make sure that even if the basketball
team is practicing, or if we have to close
a few windows, we have a way to open
She also said she wanted to try to
avoid distributing tickets during finals.
"We're kind of at the mercy of the ACC
schedule, but we're trying to work for
that," she said.
CAA members have examined other
Atlantic Coast Conference schools and
schools the same size as UNC to find
out whether there was a better way to
distribute tickets, but they decided the
present system was best, Kirincich said.
"There's not much you can do with a
school this size," she said. "We can't do
what Duke does just open the doors."
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John Moody said he thought a
multicultural center, which also would
house a BCC, would be a more attain
able goal than a BCC alone. "In going
around to the dorms, people have been
much more receptive to that," he said.
"Things are not simply black or
white," he said. "We need to address
other minority needs as well as blacks.
Of course, the BCC would be an inte
gral part of a multicultural center."
Mark Shelburne said he would not
make any unilateral decisions about the
BCC. "I'll receive input from interested
"The distribution procedure has
worked fine in the past," he said. 'Prob
lems were amplified due to the Uni
versity of Virginia came. Other ticket
distributions in the past have not taken
place on game day.
Jav RoseborouL'h. a senior from
Charlotte, said he had a solution to the
problems of ticket distribution.
"They need to have special days or
times allotted for students in each class
to do away with the long lines, because
the present system leaves you waiting
in the cold. If one person is in line, it
really means that there are 20."
Shepherd said he hoped many
people would come to the forum to
voice their opinion on ways to im
"With only three more distributions
left, changes in procedure will prob
ably be under the direction of new
of fleers and occur next year," he added.
"All we (CAA) want is what works
best for the students."
Tsongas expected to face upward climb in later primaries
By Jason Richardson
Despite recent success in New
Hampshire polls, presidential candi
date Paul Tsongas faces formidable
challenges in his effort to win the
"Unless something unexpected hap
pens, Tsongas might have to recon
sider his options," said John Bunzel, a
senior research fellow at the Hoover
Institution in Stanford, Calif.
Although many experts predict
Tsongas, a Massachusetts native, will
fade from the Democratic spotlight in
later primaries, the former U.S. sena
tor could play a major role in the Feb.
18 New Hampshire primary.
'Tsongas has as good a chance in
New Hampshire as any of the Demo
cratic nominees," Bunzel said. "His
chances are best in New England be
cause that's where he's known."
But once the race turns southward.
disorganization within the campaign
should become apparent, Bunzel said.
The chances of his becoming the
national front-runner are not that good,
because he has little organized sup
port within the party and low strength
in other parts of the country, espe
cially in the South," he said.
Tsongas supporters still believe his
record will capture enough delegates
to win the Democratic nomination.
"(Tsongas) has always been the un-
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Body president candidates discuss minority issues at the Black Student Movement forum Wednesday night
groups," he said.
"Some people are very much op
posed to a new building, but it's not
impossible to have a new building," he
Howell Hall, the building that houses
the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, could be a possible
location for a BCC, rather than con
structing a new building, he said. The
journalism school is scheduled to move
into Carroll Hall.
BSM members expressed concern
about Airan's position as vice president
By Steve Pollti
A Student Congress committee
passed a resolution Wednesday night
requesting Mark Bibbs to step down as
Student Supreme Court chief justice
because of his candidacy for student
if Bibbs does not resign from the
post, committee members will move to
impeach him, said Ron Swift, chairman
of the Rules and Judiciary Committee.
"We have a duty to impeach him,"
"We're formally showing (him) the
problem we have. If he still breaks the
code later on, we will have to impeach
The resolution will go to a vote be
fore the full congress Feb. 5.
Bibbs said he would not resign, add
ing that the committee's move was po
derdog, and he has always come out on
top with the right message at the right
time,"said Brad MacKenzie, a Tsongas
Earlier in the campaign, Tsongas said
he needed to finish in the top three in
New Hampshire to win the nomination,
MacKenzie said. The candidate's eco
nomic proposals should appeal to New
Hampshire voters, he said.
"The main issue, the only issue, is to
get the economy going," MacKenzie
said. "He is running on the idea that the
Cold War is over Japan, Germany,
and Taiwan won. The only way to bring
us back to economic strength is to revi
talize our economic base."
The Tsongas campaign has released
a 91 -page book, "A Call to Economic
Arms," to explain his plans for combat
ing the decline in national industry.
Tsongas' economic plans are de
signed to "sound the economic alarm,
change the Democratic Party to the Party
of Economic Growth and win the White
House," MacKenzie said.
Tsongas would end annual increases
in military spending and would use the
peace dividend for social programs.
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of the DTH Board of Directors and
whether it would result in biased elec
Airan said her position could not be
used to influence the DTH's coverage
of student body president candidates. "I
have nothing to do with actual news,"
she said. "We just deal with money, and
I worked on the proposal to change the
editor selection process."
Airan said she did not think her posi
tion constituted a problem. "I don't feel
it is necessary for me to resign from the
Board of Directors because it's not a
resign court post
"These immature political games
must end," Bibbs said. "Obviously, my
political adversaries will stop at noth
ing in their attempts to ruin my political
Rep. Caroline Doyle, a committee
member, denied that the move was po
litical in nature and emphasized that
Bibbs was violating the Student Gov
"I definitely do not think this is po
litical," she said. "This is clearly stated
in the student code."
She added that while other student
body president candidates had been
questioned for their ethics, none explic
itly were in violation of the Student
The resolution states Bibbs was vio
lating Title III, Part 1, Act 1, Section
A.5 of the code.
But congress Speaker Tim Moore
said the committee was out to get Bibbs
for political reasons and was ignoring
Born: February 14, 1941 in
Lowell, Mass. Education:
Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth
College, 1958; Law Degree from
Yale Law School, 1967. Career:
Peace Corps volunteer, 1962
1964; Congressional Intern, 1966
1967; Private law practice, 1971
1974. Massachusetts Deputy
Assistant Attorney General,
1974-1978; U.S. Senator, 1978
1984; Family: Married to Niki Sauvage
Tsongas; daughters Ashley, 17;
Katina, 14; Molly, 10.
"He survived cancer in the mid
1980s, and he sees a parallel between
his struggle against cancer and our eco
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conflict of interest."
Bibbs said his off-campus work for
the University with the N.C. General
Assembly in Raleigh had given him
comprehensive political experience and
would not detract from his on-campus
performance as student body president.
Accused of being a "politico," Bibbs
said he saw nothing wrong with being
overtly political. "I'm not as bad as The
(Daily) Tar Heel portrays me to be," he
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the wrong-doings of other candidates.
Other candidates also are breaking
the code, Moore said. He said he could
not cite specific sections of the code,
because he did not have a copy of the
code available at the time.
Bibbs said he would not comment on
the case if it went before the full con
gress. But Moore predicted the bill
would be "totally destroyed" in full
"It's total bullshit," Moore said. "I
know none of them are stupid enough to
think they're going to win this."
Doyle said it was not the committee's
position to be concerned with the do
ings of the full congress. "Anything can
happen with this."
Swift said a recent lawsuit filed
against Bibbs and against Student Con
gress for not taking action against the
chief justice was a factor. "By doing
this, (congress is) no longer being pros
ecuted," he said.
"America is the pursuit of
excellence, not the casual
acceptance of economic
decline. We must have leadership
that is committed to world pre
eminence in the strength of our
Tsongas, a soft-spoken intellectual
in the style of Adlai Stevenson,
has capitalized on his popularity in
New England and recent charges
of adultery against Bill Clinton to
gain in the New Hampshire polls.
nomic situation," MacKenzie said. "It
takes tough love, tough steps that are
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