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Volume 99, Issue 156
Monday, February 17, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TODAY: Cloudy; high mid-50s
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By Valerie Holbert, Maricia Moye
and MarcyJ. Walsh
Student Congress Finance Commit
tee members slashed more than
$100,000 from campus organizations'
budget requests during hearings this
The largest cut came from Student
Television, which had its request re
duced by almost $17,000. Committee
members entirely refused the budgets
of two groups Psi Omega, a dental
fraternity, and the Toronto Exchange
because members questioned the
extent of student involvement with the
But several groups, such as the Caro
lina Gay and Lesbian Association and
SAFE Escort, received exactly what
These requests now must go before
the full Student Congress for approval
The committee voted to allocate
$32,908 to Student Television, cutting
significantly from the station's $49,072
Dary 1 Grissom, committee chairman,
said members doubted the station's
importance to students. "Looking at the
whole picture of campus, STV isn't
very important to
Beth Bache, sta
tion manager, said
STV initially re
quested $49,072 be
cause the organiza
tion needed new
equipment to ensure
happy," Bache said.
"I didn't think we'd
get anything. Be
cause the referen
dum didn't go
through, I think they
understand that they
really put us in a
voted to reduce the
stipend, the program
and the equipment
trainers' stipend and
Despite a motion
to accept the Black
quest of $32,764.22
with no amend
voted that Congress
allocate $24,59 1.27
of student fees to the group.
BSM President Arnie Epps said , he
understood that a limited amount of
money would be allocated for any group
but added that cuts would make it hard
for the BSM to function.
"They cut things down to a bare
minimum," Epps said. "We understand,
but it is sad because we really need
Epps said cuts would be felt most by
the Black Parents Alliance and the
president's salary because those funds
were eliminated entirely. The BSM
Gospel Choir also will be affected by
cuts in their travel expenses, he said.
Cuts in the Black Ink's budget might
be amended when the proposals go be
fore the full congress. Members as
sumed that the Phoenix and Black Ink
could share a phone and photography
equipment, but members decided after
the hearings that such an arrangement
"There seems to be a feeling that a
phone is luxury," Black Ink Editor
Myron Pitts said. "A phone is essential
for day-to-day operations."
Victory Village's budget was de
creased by $6,789 money that would
have been used to buy toys for children.
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Valentine's Day party Friday afternoon, anxiously open their stacks of cards; Corwin did
not appreciate a card featuring a teddy bear. During the party, children created and
distributed valentines and consumed cupcakes and punch.
UNC student-athlete charged with rape
Finance Committee Allocations
Campus Croup request amount received
Student Television $49,072 $32,908
Student Legal Services 42,731 30,731
Black Student Movement 32,764.22 24,591.27
Executive Branch 22,499.92 19,186
Victory Village Day Care Center 21 ,1 49 1 4,360
Carolina Athletic Association 19,481 17,039
SAFE Escort 17,800 17,800
Psi Omega 11,530 0
Judicial Branch 11,429 8,145
YacketyYack 9,269 7,919
Sangam 9,020 1,135
LAB! Theatre 7,680 5,640
Phoenix 7,454.92 5,000
Carolina Indian Circle 5,576 3,190
Student Bar Association 5,400 4,000
Association of International Students 5,1 55 absent from hearing
Student Congress 4,400 2,888.25
Carolina Quarterly 4,375 3,000
Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association 4,097 4,097
N.C. Student Legislature 3,729 2,145
Elections Board 3,051 absent from hearing
Pauper Players 2,653 2,653
Positions 2,600 1,700
Toronto Exchange 2,100 0
Peer Leadership Consultants 1,794 1,694
Asian Students Association 1,650 895
Student Peace Initiative 1 ,340 91 0
International Health Forum 1,293 978
Rape Action Project 1,110 885
Iroko 950 absent from hearing
Turkic Cultural Association 875 absent from hearing
Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students
UNITAS 700 450
Students Organized for Farmworker Awareness
Graduate Students United 435 435
Society for Out-Of-State Students 320 220
TOTAL AMOUNT RECOMMENDED: $1 95,1 1 0.72
Figures are subject to change by the full congress
By Warren Hynes
Assistant Sports Editor
A University senior was arrested
Saturday and charged with second-degree
rape, Chapel Hill police reported.
Thomas Patrick 'Tom" O'Connor,
21, of G-6 Mill Creek Apartments, 706
Airport Road, was arrested at 4:56 p.m.
on Finley Field, police Lt. Tony Oakley
said. O'Connor was released at 9:25
p.m. on a $10,000 secured bond.
O'Connor was arrested aftera woman
in her 20s told police she had been
assaulted Saturday, Oakley said. The
woman is not a UNC student, he said.
A Palatine, III., native, O'Connor
was co-captain of the UNC men's soc
cer team each of the past two seasons.
He was a four-year starter.
His arrest marked the second time in
five months that second-degree rape
charges had been brought against a UNC
from the UNC
wrestling team af
ter charges were
filed against him
Sept. 25. Catullo
has since been in
dicted and awaits
trial before the
Second-degree rape is defined as
forced vaginal intercourse with another
person against that person's will. It does
not involve weapon use, serious per
sonal injury or more than one offender.
But Oakley warned that second-degree
rape did not mean the victim had
gone unharmed. "There's always in
jury. There was not a physical injury
enough for it to be a first-degree rape."
A class-D felony, second-degree rape
carries amaximum sentence of 40 years.
O'Connor will make a first appear
ance today in the Orange County Dis
trict Court in Hillsborough. In a first
appearance procedure, the defendant is
informed of the charges, asked if he has
an attorney and told the date of his
probable cause hearing.
O'Connor's attorney, Philip Adkins,
said the first appearance would be pro
cedure. "That's all kind of a novelty,
since I'm representing him."
Elmar Bolowich, head coach of the
men's soccer team, could not be reached
at the team's office Sunday. Teammate
Adam Tinkham had no comment.
When contacted Sunday, O'Connor
referred all questions to Adkins.
Adkins said of his client, "I'm very
early in the case, but the people that I
have met were very impressed with
Oakley said the incident occurred
between midnight and 6 a.m. Saturday.
The accuser went to UNC Hospitals
Saturday morning. At 6:49 a.m., a UNC
Hospitals nurse called Chapel Hill po
lice, requesting that the case be looked
into, Oakley said.
investigation uncovered enough prob
able cause for a magistrate to issue a
warrant for O'Connor's arrest.
"We determined that it wasn 't just an
assault, that it was a sexual assault,"
The accuser was an acquaintance of
O'Connor's, Oakley said. "She knew of
him; she had seen him before."
The incident occurred in an apart
ment within a half-mile radius of the
100-block of Franklin Street, Oakley
said. "I can't say for sure whether it was
in his apartment," he said. "It wasn't in
a fraternity or in a sorority."
BOG boosts budget request by $15 million
By Ashley Fogle
Assistant University Editor
The Board of Governors Friday
agreed to amend its 1991-93 budget
requests for the UNC system by more
than $ 1 5 million to make up for enroll
ment changes in the 16 system schools.
Betty McCain, chairwoman of the
BOG Budget and Finance Committee,
said the 1991 N.C. General Assembly
substantially had funded the projected
enrollment for the 1 99 1 -92 school year.
But legislators did not provide fund
ing for further growth in university en
rollment in 1992-93, a projected in
crease of 2,275 students. In addition,
855 more students enrolled in 1 992 than
were originally predicted, bringing the
total increase in enrollment for this year
up to 3,130 students.
McCain said the cost of funding this
additional enrollment would total
$15,214,780. The amended requests
were approved by BOG members Fri
day and will be submitted to the General
Assembly for approval.
BOG Chairman Samuel Poole said
the board's original request had not
anticipated the net increase in students
enrolling this year at UNC-system
schools, making it necessary to ask leg
islators for additional funds.
Marshall Rauch, BOG Budget and
Finance Committee vice chairman,
agreed. "It's simple," he said. "There
was an increase in enrollment, therefore
we need to increase our budget.
"Some campuses had more students
enroll, and some had fewer."
Rauch said the request would come
before the legislature in the short ses
sion this spring. Chances are good that
the increases will be approved, he said.
"I'm sure that the General Assembly
will give this every possible consider
ation and do what they can," he said. "I
know they realize that education is an
The BOG's amended request for the
UNC system will total $47,296,711.
There are 128,045 students enrolled on
the 16 campuses.
It is not unusual to amend a budget
request after it gets legislative approval,
"I served in the General Assembly
for years, and it is not unusual to have
requests changed as you get closer to
the time that the money is to be used."
Elections Board rules on complaints involving Student Congress candidates
Student alleges speaker forged her signature on petition
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
- A University student has charged
Student Congress Speaker Tim Moore
with forging her name on his petition
Karen Abner, a junior from
Fayetteville, said she learned about the
forged signature when a person repre
senting student government called Mon
day afternoon to check her address and
her roommates' names and to ask if they
all were undergraduates. All petitions
had been approved by the Elections
Board at that time.
Abner, whofiled the complaint jointly
with senior Dana Lumsden on Wednes
day, said she did not know who had
signed her name on the petition. "I was
never even asked to sign the petition."
But Moore did come to her door
campaigning the night before elections,
she said. "I told him about the phone
call, and he said it wasn't anyone affili
ated with him."
Moore said he had not forged Abner's
signature. "I had another guy who helped
me get signatures," he said. "Evidently
the individual did one of two things:
either he wrote it, or someone signed it
Lumsden's part in the lawsuit is po
litically motivated, Moore said. "He
has a personal vendetta against me
he's out to get me," he said. "He told
another member of congress that he
would fix me."
But Lumsden said he simply dis
agreed ideologically with Moore. "Fur
thermore, Tim is one of those people
who's always flag-waving and glorify
ing democracy, and when democracy is
in action it's clear he doesn't know how
Chris Bracey, Elections Board chair
man, listed seven reasons for ruling
against Lumsden's complaint. Bracey
said that Lumsden had used the wrong
edition of the Student Government
Code, had missed two deadlines for
complaints and could not file the corn
See MOORE, page 5
Bracey denies that ballots resulted in voter confusion
By Deborah Ann Greenwood
Several unsuccessful Student Con
gress candidates called the elections
process into question this week.
Rep. Scott Maxwell, Dist. 27, chair
man of the Student Fees Task Force,
said the Elections Board's failure to
post the number of congress positions
available in each district cost him his re
election. "In the election, in several congres
sional districts, there was more than one
position available, and so, therefore,
voters could vote for more than one
person," Maxwell said. "But nowhere
on the ballot was this indicated."
The fact that the number of positions
in each district was not listed on the
ballot completely invalidated the elec
tion and maligned the election process,
"No city, state or national election
would ever be considered valid if the
number of times you could vote was not
on the ballot," he said.
Elections Board Chairman Chris
Bracey said he had rejected Maxwell's
complaint. The number of candidates to
be elected in each district was commu
nicated to voters by poll tenders, he
"The whole procedure was decided
on beforehand," Bracey said. "The poll
tenders were told what to do, and I am
confident that they did a very effective
Laura Richards, who won a Dist. 27
seat, said she thought the ambiguities
with the ballots could have confused
some voters but should not have af
fected the election's outcome.
"I'm sure it did. but there were people
who knew who they were voting for,"
Richards said. "There were people we
wanted to target who knew what they
were supposed to do."
Michael Holland, an unsuccessful
candidate in Dist. 8, agreed with Max
well that the vote was unfair.
"A friend and myself ran for the two
available positions, and we rallied sup
port from our district," Holland said.
"Yet because there was only one slot on
the ballot, I believe that he received
many more votes than me because vot
ers thought they could only choose one."
See COMPLAINT, page 5
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