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Volume 99, Issue 159
no increase in
By Shannon Crownover
The housing department's 1992-93
budget does not include a residence hall
rent increase despite a previous forecast
predicting a S-percent hike.
Housing department officials hope
keeping the rates low will increase dor
mitory occupancy, said Larry Hicks,
the department's associate director for
business affairs. Occupancy has de
clined steadily since 1987, hitting a low
of 93 percent this year.
said. "We're trying to keep in tune with
how the economy's running."
The Housing Advisory Board met
Wednesday to review the department's
1992- 93 budget, but not enough voting
members attended the meeting to hold a
discussion. The rates are not official
until they are approved by Chancellor
Paul Hardin, but Hicks said the depart
ment anticipated Hardin's approval.
Officials took action to keep the rent
from going up, Hicks said.
The department refinanced bonds on
the construction of Carmichael Resi
dence Hall and the renovations of Old
East and Old West dormitories, which
allowed payments to be made the fol
Hicks likened this to "buying out an
But this move means there is little
doubt that the rates will increase for the
1993- 94 school year, Hicks said.
Police find drugs,
By Amber Nimocks
A police search of a Carrboro resi
dence just before midnight Tuesday
yielded 10 grams of crack cocaine, a
loaded .357 Magnum pistol and $300 in
cash, a police spokeswoman said
John Wesley Baldwin of 29 Riggsbee
Trailer Park, Chapel Hill; Henry
26 join in housekeepers9
By Deborah Greenwood
Add 26 more housekeepers.
The recent efforts of students have
raised the total number of housekeep
ers who are pursuing a joint grievance
against the University to 70, said Al
McSurely, the housekeepers' lawyer.
"We've got 26 new people to sign
it," he said. "We got students to go
down when they were holding the
Carolina (Campus) Cares program and
encourage more housekeepers to sign."
The Carolina Campus Cares pro
gram gave University employees with
low-paying jobs more than $7,000
worth of food for Valentine's Day.
1 Many housekeepers, the lowest
paid UNC employees, were at the
event. A group of housekeepers filed a
Step 3 grievance against the Univer
sity in January asking for better wages,
training opportunities and a voice in
) Along with recruiting housekeep
ers tosign the grievance, students have
Children of UNC alumni toughen admissions competition for other applicants
By Mara Lee
Carolina admits one group of stu
dents into the University five times more
frequently than competing applicants.
Black students don't receive this
break. Neither do Hispanics. Nor do
Children of alumni.
This advantaged group is legacies, or
as the admissions office labels them,
"out-of-quota" students. The Univer
sity accepts half of these special appli
cants yearly, as opposed to only accept
ing 10 percent of unconnected out-of-
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Residence hall rent was projected to
increase by 5 percent over the next five
years. The 1 99 1 -92 rental rates increased
by 8 percent from the previous year.
Wayne Kuncl, housing director, said
the department's financial situation
could improve by next year.
"We've tried to hold back on our
expenses wherever possible," he said.
In addition. Bicentennial Campaign
funds could aid the department in fi
nancing the renovations of Old East and
Kuncl said information on the rec
ommended rates and directions for the
residence hall sign-up process would be
mailed to students Monday.
A new University telephone service
charge will be added to the normal room
rent, Kuncl said. Beginning next se
mester, students will not be required to
sign up with Southern Bell for tele
"It may look like a rate increase, but
the difference is that students will be
paying the University for telephone ser
vice instead of Southern Bell," Kuncl
According to the housing budget pro
posal, each student will pay the housing
department $50 per semester for local
Students will sign up individually for
long-distance telephone service. Kuncl
said the University's Telecommunica
tions Office would try to offer a long
See RATES, page 2
Richardson III of 202-A Lloyd St.,
Carrboro; and Anthony Michael Wade
of Marietta, Ga., were arrested and
charged with possession of controlled
substances after police found the crack
cocaine in Richardson's residence,
Carrboro police Capt. Carolyn
Richardson also was charged with
maintaining a dwelling for the sale of
controlled substances, she said.
been looking for other ways to help the i
Matt Heyd, student body president,
and a group of students visited Jay
ist, to determine ways to pursue the
grievance at the legislative level.
"One of his suggestions was to take a
proposal to eliminate the bottom three
pay grade scales to the budget and fi
nance committee of the (Board of Gov
: emors)," he said. "He also suggested
that we help out local Representative
Anne Barnes whenever possible."
Robinson said he advised the stu
dents to be cautious when dealing with
adjusting the pay scales.
"It's not always that simple. You can
create a lot of problems for other em
ployees, if you are not sensitive," he
said. "Usually when we lobby it is for
higher wages, period. To change the
pay grade scale, students should work
closely with local representatives and
McSurely said the grievants been
supported by various groups from and
state students. Sixty-three percent ofall
in-state applicants are accepted. UNC's
admissions office refused to release what
percentage of the total undergraduates
In human terms, the inflated admis
sion rates for legacies prevent hundreds
of more qualified applicants from being
accepted, just because they didn't "pick"
the right parents.
happens too fast for you ever
Serving the students and the
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Kurt Vonnegut, a popular American author
Tuesday night at Duke University's Page
Police suspect the men were part of a
larger drug operation and were distrib
uting the crack cocaine from
Richardson's home, Hutchison said.
"I think any drug dealer at this level
is part of a larger operation, because
(the cocaine) has to come from some
where else," she said. 'They're not
manufacturing it themselves."
The crack cocaine confiscated dur
ing the search had a street value of $300
outside Chapel Hill, aside from the
"We have had support and atten
dance at our meetings from a variety
of organizations," he said. "The
NAACP, the Association of Minority
Businessmen, as well as the towncoun
cil and mayor of Carrboro, among
others, have been very helpful."
Marsha Tinnen, the housekeepers'
spokeswoman, said she hoped sup
port for the programs and wage im
provements increased before the griev
ance was heard.
"Right now we have 70 signatures,
but we hope to have at least 1 00 before
we have the hearing," she said.
Wil Ham Campbell, chairman of the
Step 3 grievance committee, said this
was the first time a large group of
people had filed a grievance against
"We have had grievances from
UNC before, but this is the first from
such a large group of people," he said.
Campbell said he could not com
ment on the progress of the grievance.
The following three students from a
prestigious, public high school in Vir
ginia applied to the University in 1989,
but only one of them gained admission:
David (not his real name), a white
man, had a 1,480 SAT score, was a
National Merit finalist, captain of two
quiz bowl teams, and a high-profile
participant in drama, public speaking
and the school newspaper. He took fifth
level French his freshman year and stud
ied four years of German during his
high school career. David ranked in the
top 10 percent of his class with ad
vanced liberal arts, math and science
courses. He was rejected.
Amarareth (not his real name), an
University community since 1893
and humorist, speaks to a capacity crowd
Auditorium. Vonnegut, who is famous for his
raid of Carrbpro
to $400, Hutchison said.
The pistol was found on one of the
arrested men, but Hutchison said she
was not sure which one.
Baldwin drives for Airport In-Town
Taxi, Hutchison said. Richardson is
unemployed, and Hutchison said she
was not sure if Wade was employed.
Carrboro police observed suspicious
activity in the area while conducting a
surveillance operation, Hutchison said.
Supreme Court never received
charges against Speaker Moore
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
Charges of forgery and illegal signa
tures on Student Congress Speaker Tim
Moore's election petition have been
dropped because of a missed deadline
but a student who helped file the
complaint has accused the Elections
Board chairman of foul play.
Malcolm Turner, acting Student Su
preme Court chief justice, said no one
had brought the cases to the court's
B ut Dana Lumsden, a senior who co
filed the forgery complaint with junior
Karen Abner, said Abner had not
dropped her complaint. He added that
they had not filed with the Supreme
Court, because they were under the
impression that Chris Bracey, Elections
Board chairman, had filed for them.
"Bracey told me Sunday he filed it
Asian immigrant who had moved to
America a year or two before high
school, ranked in the top 3 percent of his
class despite not having GPA-inflating
honors courses in English. He took ad
vanced science courses, was one of only
three students in second-year calculus,
was president of the science club and
received a perfect math score on the
SAT. He too was rejected.
Sharon (not her real name), a white
woman, had a 1,340 SAT score, didn't
take advanced math or science classes,
took only three science courses a
rarity for that school and ranked in
the top 5 percent of her class. Her extra
curricular activities paled in compari
to think about it Kurt Vonnegut
book "Slaughterhouse Five," delighted the
education, transcendental meditation and
Police officers from Chapel Hill and
Carrboro conducted an investigation of
the residence after they obtained a search
warrant Tuesday, she said.
Chapel Hill police were aided in their
search by Nero, a police dog, Hutchison
said. "Nero was instrumental in locat
ing some of the drugs," she said.
Wade was being held in Orange
County Jail under $10,000 secured bond
with the Supreme Court, because he
couldn't deal with it now," he said.
"I said 'Are you sure, because I don't
want to hear anything about deadlines,'
and he said 'yes,'" Lumsden said.
Bracey refused to comment Wednes
day, but he told a reporter Tuesday that
he had given the complaint to Turner
over the weekend.
Abner and Lumsden filed a com
plaint that Abner's signature had been
forged on Moore's petition for re-election.
Lumsden and junior Erik Ose also
filed a complaint that a graduate student
had signed Moore's petition, which is
illegal under the Student Government
son to David's. The daughter of two
alumni, she was accepted.
Anthony Strickland, associate direc
tor of undergraduate admissions, ex
plained that these scenarios weren't
"We turn down all sorts of exceed
ingly qualified out-of-state people,"
Strickland said. "I can quote you all
kinds of stories like that myself. Any
time you have 600 spaces and 9,000
applicants, that does not sound to me
like an unlikely scenario. I could prob
ably quote you scenarios more extreme
The need for alumni donations justi
fies admitting many legacies who get in
Students Against Drunk Driving will
meet at 5 p.m. in the Union South
Gallery Meeting Room.
audience with anecdotes about his writing,
politics. See story, page 3.
Baldwin and Richardson also were
being held Wednesday in Orange
County Jail, both under $2,500 secured
Hutchison said she thought Wade's
bond was higher because he was hold
ing the most cocaine when he was ar
rested. The men had their first appearance in
Orange County District Court Wednes
day. Abner could not be reached for com
Turner said he had not received any
thing from Lumsden. "Ellie Stokes (act
ing justice before Turner took office)
checked her box Sunday night, and there
was no complaint in her box, which was
72 hours after the election was certi
fied," he said.
Turner said the cases were never
filed with the Student Supreme Court.
"Nothing was ever put before the court,"
he said. "It was never a case to begin
with (so) it's not a matter to be dis
missed." Moore said the time allotted to file a
complaint under the Student Govern
ment Code had expired. "The congress
election was certified Thursday," he
said. "They had 72 hours from then to
file an appeal with the Supreme Court.
See ELECTIONS, page 5
through lax standards, Strickland said.
"If all our funds came from the state,
there would be no rationale," Strickland
said. "If all our alumni went off some
place and never came back for a ball
game, there would be no rationale.
"Any school wants the alumni to be
as happy as possible. I'm sure the devel
opment office would like us to admit
every single one of them (legacies)."
The development office solicits and
manages donations to the University. In
the 1991 fiscal year, 75 percent of do
nors were alumni, but this money only
accounted for about $30 million, or 42
See LEGACIES, page 2