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Volume 99, Issue 154
Thursday, February 13, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Steve Politi
A hearing against the leading student
body president candidate will continue
tomorrow as Elections Board members
debate whether the role of a Rashmi
Airan supporter at an election poll site
should result in her disqualification.
The complaint, filed by former stu
dent body president candidate Mark
Bibbs and a member of his campaign
staff, Ruffin Poole, was heard by the
board late Wednesday night.
Bibbs and Poole charged that Mark
Chilton, who publicly supported Airan,
compromised the election by helping
sort votes at the Student Union poll site
The Elections Board did not have
DTH editor selection
approved along with
other 3 referendums
By Steve Politi
The upcoming run-off for The Daily
Tar Heel editor candidates will be the
last time an all-campus election will
decide who takes over the newspaper's
Voters passed a referendum Tuesday
to change the election process for DTH
editor to a committee selection process.
The DTH editor had been elected for the
past 68 years, said Ruffin Hall, DTH
Board of Directors president.
The referendum passed by a 752 to
Public housing residents
favor regulation evicting
tenants arrested for drugs
By Jennifer Brett
Chapel Hill public housing residents
support the adoption of federal amend
ments that would require residents ar
rested for drug-related crimes in or near
their neighborhoods to be evicted from
Monday night. Chapel Hill Town
Council members delayed implementa
tion of the amendments because of
ambiguous language in the amendments.
Area residents said the town needed
to approve the legislation to clean up
California dreamin': Brown failing to
Born: April 7, 1938 in San
Francisco. Education: Bachelor's
degree in Latin and Greek from
University of California, 1961;
Law Degree from Yale Law
School, 1964. Career: Private law
practice, 1965-1970 and 1983
1991; California secretary of state,
1971-1975; California governor,
1975-1983; chairman, California
Democratic Party, 1989-1991.
Family: Never married.
The election itself ran quite smoothly...
enough information Wednesday night
to decide if Chilton could be considered
a member of Airan's campaign staff,
said Chris Bracey, Elections Board
If the board decides Chilton was a
member of Airan's staff, the board could
disqualify her and postpone the run-off
Airan said that Chilton was not a
member of her staff and that she did not
know he had worked at the site. "I had
no prior knowledge that he would be at
the table handling ballots," she said.
"He has an opinion, just like any
body else, and yes, he supports me,"
Airan said. Chilton sent a letter endors
ing Airan to The Daily Tar Heel.
See AIRAN, page 3
Hall said the referendum would al
low the DTH to have a more qualified
base to select its editor.
"The fact that you still have a body
dominated by non-DTH, at-Iarge stu
dents insists a very strong student voice
in the process," he said. "What's impor
tant is that it's an educated and in
formed student voice."
The committee will comprise three
DTH staff members, chosen by the staff,
and eight at-Iarge student members.
See REFERENDUMS, page 3
Kathleen Robeson, 39, public hous
ing development youth director, said
the area's safety was marred by drug
"This is no place to raise kids," she
said. "I spend a lot of time with the
young people educating them about
drugs, about what to do when they see
Robeson has lived with her three
daughters and her granddaughter in a
public housing development for nearly
"I just don't trust this area," she said.
See EVICTION, page 2
limz? Ejv:rr:r Gf Gelif ornia
"This democracy and Ms
government is controlled not by
the American people but by
those uiho are bringing it Awn."
Brown, an idealistic throwback to
the days of free love and peace
protests, has failed in his efforts to
attract another generation of
"granolas" to the polls.
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Elections Board Chairman Chris Bracey (standing) helps Elections Board members hand sort and tally ballots for the Student Congress races late Tuesday night
Bracey denies charges of election chaos
By Ashley Fogle
Assistant University Editor
Charges of improper voting, ballot
shortages and delays contributed to
election-night confusion, but "minor
inconsistencies" should not have af
fected the election's outcome, an Elec
tions Board official said.
Jennifer Davis, the unsuccessful
write-in candidate for Residence Hall
Association president, said students at
least two poll sites were not allowed to
vote in the RHA election.
"At the Granville poll site, resi
dents were told that they couldn't vote
for RHA," she said. "And at the Union,
Granville residents also were told they
could not vote for RHA. I have friends
that live in Granville that tried to vote."
All on-campus students, including
residents of Granville Towers, are eli
gible to vote for RHA president. Off
campus students are not permitted to
cast ballots in the RHA race.
But Davis said off-campus students
were given RHA ballots for at least
one hour at the Student Union poll site
Tuesday. She said she knew several
off-campus students who cast ballots
in the election.
"In the middle (Elections Board
Chairman) Chris Bracey found it and
But Bracey said Granville residents
had been allowed to vote for the RHA
"A lot of rumors were started by
people working for the campaigns to
undermine the process," he said. "They
obviously were trying to help write-in
By Pete Simpkinson
What Democratic presidential can
didate Jerry Brown calls his "insurgent
campaign to take back America" for the
people has yet to take the United States
or New Hampshire by storm.
In waging his campaign against a
government he claims is corrupted by
special interests. Brown has refused to
accept any campaign donation exceed
"We're not blitzing the country with
millions or hundreds of thousands of
dollars with ads on TV," said Lee
Newman, a Brown press secretary.
"Maybe we wouldn't want to if we
With the Feb. 18 New Hampshire
primary less than a week away. Brown
has raised more than $1 million for his
campaign. But the former California
governor still trails other Democratic
hopefuls by a wide financial margin.
Brown will need to double his cur
rent percentage of support among New
Hampshire voters to claim success in
candidates or candidates they supported
by turning minor inconsistencies into "
Bracey confirmed that some off-campus
residents had been allowed to cast
RHA ballots at the Union, a problem
that was remedied early in the voting.
"I heard about it and dealt with it
shortly after 12 (when the polls
opened)," he said. "What can I do? I
don't know who put ballots in the box."
These initial problems had no affect
on the RHA race, Bracey said. "I don't
think it made a significant difference in
Student activists protest Moore's re-election,
claim graduate signature invalidates petition
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
Two University students are contest
ing Speaker Tim Moore's re-election to
Student Congress on the grounds that
some of the 25 signatures on his elec
tion petition were illegitimate.
Dana Lumsden, a senior from Bos
ton, said he and Erik Ose, a junior from
Bristol, R.I., had noted two discrepan
cies in Moore's petition. "People who
sign the petition must put down their
full name, address and phone number,
and a couple of Tim's folks didn't even
"And there's a man on Tim's petition
who is a graduate student, and graduate
students cannot be represented by un
dergraduates as stated by the Student
achieve popularity among '90s voters
the nation's first primary, said Sheldon
Kam ieniecki, an associate professor and
vice chairman of the political science
department at the University of South
"I would say (he needs) 20 percent,"
Kamieniecki said. "I doubt he'll get
that. He'll probably drop out shortly or
continue on a shoestring budget. At 10
to 15 percent, he might stay a while.""
Jonathan Valdez, an assistant politi
cal science professor at the University
of California at Los Angeles, said Brown
would not fold up camp as soon as
results emerged from the New Hamp
"I think he'll stick around longer
than a month," Valdez said.
Brown has garnered roughly 10 per
cent of voters' support in the latest New
' ' Charles Streeter won the election with '
1505 votes to Davis' 420.
But Davis disagreed. "The fact that
Granville residents couldn't vote in
validates the election," she said. "But
this is typical of the Elections Board."
Davis said she did not know if she
would contest the election's results or
file a formal complaint.
Some juniors complained that they
were not able to vote for senior class
officers at the Health Sciences Library
poll site. Dawna Harrison, a junior from
Code, so that
makes one of
are only 24, not 25
hence his position
on the ballot is in
valid." Tim Moore
Moore said he
thought the signature in question was
legitimate. "My understanding is that
the person is a senior," he said.
"Lumsden and Ose are alleging he's a
graduate student. But the petitions were
approved, and I don't see it as an issue."
Chris Bracey, Elections Board chair-
Hampshire polls. Although the former
California governor trails the front-runners
by a substantial margin, Newman
said projections that Brown was fight
ing an uphill battle were misconcep
tions. "We came from nowhere, and now
we're in a dead heat" with Democratic
candidates Tom Harkin and Bob Kerrey,
Newman said. "We're Hoping to finish
in third place with a little luck."
Kamieniecki said Brown's political
platform should prove very attractive to
a lot of liberal Democrats or to Demo
crats unhappy with the way the party is
going. But Brown falls into the cat
egory of an unelectable candidate be
cause of his negative image among
mainstream Democrats, he said.
Radical platform ideas and Brown's
flamboyant behavior during his terms
as governor earned the Californian such
titles as "Governor Moonbeam" and
"the Granola Candidate."
But Brown's stance on ecological
issues and his reputation as being tough
on crime may increase his popularity
among younger voters.
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Elections Board chairman
Raleigh, said there were no senior
class ballots at the library site, so she
did not get to vote for those positions.
"I called Student Affairs and they
told me to come back, but I couldn't
because I live off-campus, and I can't
make a special trip," she said. "They
shouldn't have broadcast that you can
vote there if you can't.
"If the vote was very close, my vote
could have made a difference."
The reduction of poll sites created
See ELECTIONS, page 2
man, said the point was moot because
the petitions already had been ap
proved. He said he had randomly
checked the petitions to make sure
they were valid.
Lumsden and Ose missed the dead
line, which is 48 hours from when the
petitions are turned in, to lodge their
complaint, Bracey said.
Bracey said did not have time to
look into the matter further.
Lumsden said the oversight was
not Bracey 's fault. "Chris was dealing
with so many petitions and operating
under the assumption that number one,
people will not be petty," Lumsden
"Speaker Moore is a petty person,
See PETTnON, page 2
Brown has said he would increase
the country's use of water, solar and
wind power while cutting back on the
use of nuclear and oil-powered energy,
Brown's other proposals include:
Changing the tax system to charge
all citizens a flat 13-percent rate and
businesses a 13-percent adjusted rate.
Limiting elected political officials
to one extended term.
Supporting abortion rights.
Building a high-speed train sys
tem. Abolishing the Department of Edu
cation and giving more money to the
states to improve classroom instruc
tion. Re-establishing a Civil Conserva
tion Corps that would provide jobs for
millions of Americans.
After a lifetime of voting with the
GOP, Newman left the Republican Party
to join Brown's campaign.
"He's an idealist. He's an extremely
intelligent man and one who's honest. 1
don't think you can point to too many
presidents and say that," Newman said.