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Volume 99, Issue 157
Tuesday, February 18, 1992
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Students refuse to believe
STDs will happen to them
By Mara Lee
Chlamydia is not a flower.
In fact, chlamydia and genital warts (HPV), are two of the
most common sexual diseases diagnosed at Student Health
Service, said Beverly Yuhasz, nurse practitioner at SHS.
Patricia, (not her real name), a junior, discovered she had
chlamydia when she went to get her first pap smear five
months after breaking up with her first sexual partner. She
had no symptoms.
"Men often have very fleeting symptoms," said Yuhasz,
who also works at Planned Parenthood. "They may go on
without going to a doctor. 'Just no big deal.'
"Many of the wart cases I diagnose are women coming in
for their annual exam, and they just had no idea."
Patricia had a routine chlamydia and gonorrhea test when
she had her exam, and the Planned Parenthood clinic told her
that day she had tested positive.
"I wanted to start dating again, and I wanted to have
everything cleared," she said. "But I wasn't expecting to find
Sarah, a junior, found out she had genital warts on her
cervix after a series of yeast and bacterial infections and
abnormal pap smears.
Sarah (not her real name) knew something was wrong, but
never suspected a venereal disease, she said. Sarah also
thought warts would be external. She said she worried about
the fact that HPV could lead to cervical cancer and about the
treatment, a freezing procedure.
Sometimes just the fact that you've tested positive for a
sexually transmitted disease can be hard to take.
"On the discovery of the positive culture, I think the
reaction is one of disappointment," Yuhasz said. "Some
people are totally devastated.
"7 don't sleep around. How could I get this?' It goes back
to those religious and cultural ideals there's a kind of
Patricia said: "I was just shocked. I was not expecting to
have gotten anything, because prior to me, he had used
condoms as his primary means of birth control.
"There he is, dating someone new, and I'm getting ready
to start on a new relationship, and shazam! I have a venereal
But she didn't feel guilty.
"I haven't done anything wrong," Patricia said. "Anyone
can get an STD. I had crabs this summer from a pair of jeans
I bought from the thrift store. When I had crabs, it was after
I first started intercourse with him. I felt guilty then. But I got
In contrast, Sarah said she worried about loved ones'
reactions. Her first thought? '"Oh, boy, what are my parents
Because the treatment procedure was costly, Sarah told
her parents. "There was no way I was going to pay the cost of
$300 for the process. They took it pretty much in stride.
"I felt dirty. I guess because I still have not reconciled
myself to the fact that I had sex with (my first partner). (It)
was very much unintentional."
Both Sarah and Patricia used withdrawal as birth control
with their first partners.
Sarah said, "He said he did not like using condoms at all,
and I didn't have any to make him, and I didn't think (sex) was
going to happen in the first place."
Patricia said one reason she didn't use condoms was
"because using a condom was saying what I was doing could
cause a problem, it's dirty, because diseases are dirty."
Once Patricia went to the Planned Parenthood clinic, they
advised her to tell her former partner she had chlamydia.
"He has started dating someone else, and I thought to
protect her health, he needed to know," she said.
But Sarah couldn't call her first lover, who she thinks gave
her genital warts. "It was probably him," she said, laughing
See STD, page 2
Grads demand UNC-fiinded insurance
By John Broadfoot
A group of graduate students delivered a petition to South
Building Monday calling for Chancellor Paul Hardin to
support University-funded health insurance for all graduate
About 25 graduate students joined together in South Build
ing to present Interim Provost William Little with the peti
tion, which contained 1,041 signatures from graduate stu
dents and faculty members supporting the proposal.
Kathy Nasstrom, Graduate Students United co-chairwoman,
said the University should recognize the efforts of
the graduate student employees.
"Implementing GSU's proposal would demonstrate the
University's recognition of the vital contribution that gradu
ate student employees make to the teaching and research
mission of UNC-Chapel Hill," Nasstrom said.
GSU is requesting $582 a year to help fund insurance for
2,200 to 2,400 graduate student employees, Nasstrom said.
The Faculty Welfare Committee of the Faculty Council
endorsed the proposal, and the full Faculty Council will
consider the matter at a meeting Friday.
"Specifically, we request a statement, such as the Faculty
Welfare Committee has made, of support in principle for our
proposal, and an agreement to work with Graduate Students
United on a plan for instituting such a policy," Nasstrom said.
Little accepted the petition and said he would forward it to
Hardin, who was out of town.
Seth Holtzman, chairman of GSU's organizing commit
tee, told Little he was not happy with the progress made on
this issue so far.
"But I want you to convey to the chancellor for us the
magnitude of the problem and the degree of our dissatisfac
tion of working for three years in good faith with this
administration to try and bring about changes in the condi
tions of graduate students," he said.
"We've seen precious little change, and the changes that
we've seen have been primarily cosmetic," Holtzman said.
"We think that the budgetary priorities need to be arranged so
that the graduate students can be helped."
Little said there were other issues, in addition to the
graduate students, that the administration would need to
address in the budgetary process.
"The process is one of looking at needs like this one,
which is very important, but there are other kinds of needs as
well," he said.
"As the students have recognized, we are in a severe
budget crisis, and it 's a matter of finding ways to accomplish
some of these very, very pressing needs," he said.
"It's not a one, two, three process," he said. "It's one of
trying to identify resources.
"We're trying to look at next year's budget with some
optimism. Wedon't know what it's going to be like," he said.
Nasstrom said GSU members wanted to have a response
from Hardin by Feb. 28.
GSU members will continue to bring attention to this issue
throughout the rest of the semester, Nasstrom said, although
she declined to identify what those activities might be.
The petition stated that the stipends graduate student
employees receive are insufficient to cover basic living
expenses, much less health insurance.
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Juliet Dickey, a sophomore from High Point, calls to a friend while walking up the steps of Connor Residence
Hall after classes Monday. Dickey lives on the fourth floor, so she is accustomed to stair-climbing.
Library fund cuts
harm, report says
By Michael Workman
The University's library system is
continuing on a downward spiral and
may never recover unless it receives
financial help soon, chairman of the
library's administrative board said
"We are very close to the point of no
return" to the library's former status,
said John Nadas, the board's chairman.
Nadas authored a report that will be
presented to the Faculty Council Fri
day. The library already has sustained ir
reparable damage and will suffer even
more damage if financial help does not
arrive soon, Nadas said.
The report states, "It is with grave
concern that the administrative board of
the I ibrary this year presents the Faculty
Council with a still less rosy picture of
our I ibrary 's health than had been heard
in the discouraging summaries of the
three previous chairs of the library
Book purchases have dropped to
36,364 last year from a figure of 8 1 ,489
in 1984-85, the report stated. Serials
purchases have also decreased because
library appropriations have remained
constant, while prices have increased.
For the 10th time in 10 years, the
library has prepared a 10-percent can
cellation list for periodical purchases in
case more money is needed for the
library's operating budget, the report
Nadas said the library has used the
cancellation list twice, but cannot af
ford to do so again.
"We are down to a core col lection (of
periodicals)," Nadas said. "We can't
afford to cut any more we would not
be cutting fat, we would be cutting
muscle and bone."
The library system needs to establish
a solid financial base in order to re
bound from its current crisis, Nadas
The report stated, "This year and
next year are crucial in re-establishing
the library as a budget priority; steps
must be taken to guarantee a permanent
financial base for a library that should
continue to build its fine collections in
order to serve our research and teaching
In the report, the board reaffirmed
several recommendations of the
Chancel lor's Uni versify Libraries Task
Force, which issued a report in April
Specifically, the board called for an
increase in the percentage of overhead
receipts devoted to the University and
the library system. Overhead is a set
percentage of grant money that must be
returned to the University for state or
"At best, it is hoped that the state will
return next year to its original intention
of increasing the University's percent
age of overhead receipts," the report
The board also reiterated the task
force's recommendation a new Univer
sity librarian also hold the position of
associate vice chancellor so that the
librarian "could more fully participate
in funding and policy decisions at the
administration's upper echelon," the
report stated. Current University Li
brarian JamesGowan will retire in July.
Go wan said he supported the recom
mendation, but he did not think it would
"I think it's got some distinct advan
tages," he said. "It might allow the
University librarian to be more informed
in budgetary decisions."
UNC athlete graduation rates high
The Tar Heels may not rank number
one in the men's basketball polls, but
they are the standout in a recently re
leased report about intercollegiate ath
letes' graduation rates.
The report considered the rates for
students graduating within five years of
enrollment and gave graduation rates in
four categories: all students, student
athletes and members of the varsity
football and basketball teams.
UNC-CH, with rates higher than 70
percent in all four categories, surpassed
all other UNC-system schools.
N.C. State University was on the
lower end of the rankings with 49.5
percent of its student athletes graduat
ing in five years. N.C. State graduated
44.1 percent of football players who
entered during the '86 season and none
of that year's basketball players.
In the same year, 73.1 percent of
UNC-CH football players and 75 per
cent of UNC-CH basketball players
graduated in five years.
UNC-CH Director of Athletics John
Swofford said he was pleased with the
results, but not very surprised.
"Credit is due to the athletes them
selves, as well as to the coaches who
recruit athletes who will be exception
ally talented, but who will also realize
that their first and foremost role in col
lege is to get a good education," he said.
"UNC(-CH) has a way of attracting
good athletes who are also interested in
academics the main reason many
athletes choose Carolina is to get an
excellent education," he said.
The report also released statistics for
trends in the admittance of "exceptions"
for football and men's basketball. These
exceptions included athletes who fell
below minimum standards of admis
sion for each particular school.
UNC-CH admitted 62 exceptions
between 1986 and 1991, according to
Richard Baddour, UNC-CH senior
associate director of athletics, said mini
mum admission standards included an
800 SAT score and scores greater than
350 on the verbal and math sections.
An athlete also must have an admis
sions index greater than 1.6. The index
is the result of a formula that combines
class rank and SAT score.
"The exceptions label also applies to
select non-athletes, such as musicians,"
Baddour said. "Usually there are about
80 of these exceptions admitted to the
University each year."
Swofford said the decision to admit
an exception was not made by the ath
"Special talent exceptions are de
cided on an individual case-by-case
basis," he said. "We recommend a few
athletes each year to be considered for
special admission. It is not our decision
whether or not they are admitted to the
All student athletes' admissions are
put before the faculty committee on
admission, he said. The committee de
cides if an athlete will be successful in
an academic environment.
"Although this admissions process
may be a little more cumbersome and
may create some hardship for the
coaches, it's worthwhile," Swofford
The admissions process is an impor
tant factor in UNC-CH's high gradua
tion rate, but the high rate can be attrib
uted to the hard work, he said.
"It all comes down to the fact that no
one thing determines the success of the
student athlete academically," he said.
"It's a collective effort of the Univer
sity, faculty, coaches and the athletes
"The general atmosphere at UNC(
CH) is one of academic excellence, so
the athlete naturally strives for this excellence."
Curbside trash carts could save tow
$400,000, but residents call carts ugly
By Brendan Smith
Requiring Chapel Hill residents to
roll their garbage to the street could
result in savings of more than $400,000
a year for the town, but some residents
want to keep their hands clean.
Under the present trash pickup plan,
sanitation workers collect garbage
from residents' back yards twice a
week. A pilot plan that began in Sep
tember requires residents in five Chapel
Hill neighborhoods to take their gar
bage to the streets for weekly pickup.
Some residents, who addressed the
Chapel Hill Town Council last night,
complained that curbside trash pickup
has problems. r
s Residents claimed that the 90-gal-lon
containers, provided by the town
for curbside collection, were too large
and unsightly when left on the street.
Resident Dan Stanal said he thought
the containers were "as ugly as sin."
: "The question is simply who is go
ing to roll out the garbage," he said.
"And I'm perfectly willing to pay
someone to do it."
Group says landfills unnecessary,. ....3
Joan Baxter, a retiree and participant
in the pilot program, said that she ap
proved of the plan if it would keep town
taxes down, but that she missed the
"Well, any lazy person likes it better
the other way," Baxter said in a tele
Gayle Wilson, Chapel Hillsolid waste
administrator, said exemptions had been
made in the program for people older
than 65 and for those with physical
How often and where garbage is col
services cost the town, Wilson said.
By moving trash to the street and
reducing the frequency of pickup from
twice a week to once a week, the town
wouldsavemoney because fewertrucks
and garbage col lectors would be needed,
"It would reduce our current staffing
for refuse collection from seven routes
to three routes," Wilson said.
Wilson predicted that if the move
was made to weekly curbside pickup.
the town eventually could save more
than $400,000 a year.
Of the six participants in the pilot
program who spoke at the hearing,
two were opposed to the program.
Council member Roosevelt
Wilkerson said he would like to see
curbside trash pickup combined with
"We need to really take a compre
hensive look at our total waste reduc
tion program," Wilkerson said. "We
need to be able to reduce the amount of
solid waste that we are producing in
our community, and we also need to
look at recycling as much as possible."
Town Manager Cal Horton said the
town would survey participants in the
pilot program to gauge their feelings
about the program before the plan
comes back to the town council for
The pilot program includes 585
homes in Elkin Hills, Colonial Heights,
Mount Bolus, Ironwoods and North
Street-Cobb Terrace neighborhoods.
The council will decide in March to
continue the pilot program or to ex
pand it to cover all of Chapel Hill.
Oh, what a blamed, uncertain thing this pesky weather is! Philander Johnson