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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 99, Issue 166
Friday, February 28, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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V I 1 1 A MM
of his class
By Marty Minchln
A University student was arrested in
the middle of a class Wednesday de
spite assurances that an assistant dis
trict attorney had dismissed the warrant
University Police officers stopped a
Political Science 1 57 class and arrested
James Brandon Graham, a senior from
Charlotte, for failure to appear in court.
But Assistant District Attorney James
Woodall told Graham that the arrest
warrant had been dismissed and that
Graham would not need to appear in
Graham was arrested March 9,1991,
on charges of assault on a female. Gra
ham said the woman, an ex-girlfriend,
actually attacked him, and Woodall had
the case thrown out of court.
But the woman filed a second war
rant against him with the Charlotte Po
lice Department. Charlotte police let
Graham go but told him he would have
to appear in court Feb. 20, Graham said.
"The same DA threw (the case) out
again this year," Graham said. "He said
I didn't need to appear in court. The
next thing I know police came and ar
rested me in class.
"The judge and the DA know this is
all a hoax. What good does it do when I
have to go through the embarrassment
of being arrested in class?"
Woodall said he mistook the second
warrant for the first warrant. He said the
second warrant seemed to allege the
same incident, but it showed a different
date than the first.
The arrest was the result of a verbal
miscommunication between him and
Graham, Woodall said. "The mistake in
the case was mine because I told him the
warrant had been dismissed, and it
Woodall said he was not scheduled
to be in court the day the warrant was
brought before the judge. "It was par
tially my error because if I had been in
court, it wouldn't have happened."
Lt. Marcus Perry of University Po
lice said arresting students in class was
legal and necessary in certain situa
tions. "We can make the arrest," Perry said.
See ARREST, page 7
ByJ, Michael Bradley
Who m John Moody?
The recently elected student body
president ran as an outsider to student
government, and many considered him
a dark horse for the posit ion. But Moody,
a junior chemistry major from Greens
boro, said he believed dissatisfaction
with government might have led to his
Moody, who defeated Rashmi Airan
by 43 votes in Tuesday's run-off elec
tion, said student government contro
Edwards might withdraw
from mediation attempts
By Kelly Thompson
One month after agreeing to submit
hercase to a court-approved mediator,
University Police officer Keith
Edwards is threatening to take her
civil lawsuit against UNC officials
straight to trial.
Edwards said Thursday that she
would withdraw from the voluntary
mediation agreement if Chancellor
Paul Hardin appointed Carolyn
Elfland, associate Vice chancellor for
business, as the University's repre
sentative in the process.
"I don't want her involved in this
case in any way," Edwards said. "If
she participates, there will be no me
diation. I'll take this straight to trial."
$ Edwards said Elfland, who is serv
ing as interim University Police chief
since Arnold Trujillo resigned Feb.
19, bad made sure that Edwards' Step
3 civil-rights grievance failed last fall,
: "I have to respect her at work, but I
have no respect for her as a human
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role could explain
versies during the
election helped his
people were sick
of the way elec
tions and student
before, but the
help," he said.
that his outsider
status might have been an asset during
the election. "I think the fact that I
being," Edwards said. "She is the most
racist femalel've ever met in my life."
Elfland would not comment spe
cifically on the case but said that, as
far as she knew, she would be the
University 's official representative in
the process. "Nobody has told me I'm
Although Edwards now wants to
take the case directly to trial, the deci
sion may no longer be hers to make.
Under a newly implemented state
program to facilitate out-of-court
settlements, Orange Superior Court
Judge Gordon Battle now has the au
thority to require the parties in some
lawsuits to submit to mediation.
Battle refused to comment on
Edwards case, but the officer's attor
ney, Alan McSurely, said the judge
might force the mediation process to
"There's agood possibility that will
happen," McSurely said. "He (now)
has the authority to mandate this."
See EDWARDS, page 7
hadn't been involved ... was an advan
tage to me."
A major controversy during the elec
tion was whethercandidate Mark Bibbs
could hold the position of Student Su
preme Court chief justice while running
for office. A UNC law student filed a
suit demanding Bibbs' resignation, but
Bibbs stepped down even though the
suit was dropped by the Supreme Court.
Bibbs said that some dissatisfaction
with student government existed but
added that Moody was a goodcandidate
who ran a focused, well-organized campaign.
Seminoles sweep away sputtering Tar Heels
No. 10 UNC can finish no higher than 3rd in ACC after 110-96 road setback
By Mark Anderson
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. If some
one invites you somewhere, protocol
suggests you treat them well.
The Florida State Seminoles could
care less about protocol. The Atlantic
Coast Conference invited them in, and
then FSU proceeded to rampage through
its new hosts.
The Seminoles finished their first
tour around the league Thursday by
rudely dismissing the conference elder,
North Carolina, 1 10-96. No. 22 FSU
pleased the second-largest crowd ever
(13,446) at the Leon County Civic Cen
ter by locking up the second seed in the
ACC Tournament. The 'Notes snapped
a two-game skid to finish 11-5 in the
ACC, 19-8 overall.
"Finishing second in this conference
is an outstanding accomplishment for
our program," said FSU head coach Pat
Kennedy. "Six years ago when I first
came here, we would have been just
happy to play against North Carolina,
regardless of the outcome. Now to be
Scott Peeler, another former SBP
candidate, agreed that student
government's negative image played a
role in Moody's rise to power but added
that the most important factor in
Moody's win was "a lot of hard work."
Students might have seen Moody as
an outsider to "the petty political games"
associated with student government,
Peeler added that candidates might
have underestimated Moody's chances
because of his lack of student govern
ment involvement. Candidates' attempts
to exploit Moody's lack of experience
playing them for second place in the
ACC and winning tells how far our
program has come."
The Seminoles did their damage in
shocking ways. Kennedy became the
winningest first-year coach in league
history by capturing six road wins along
the way. FSU swept the season series
from UNC, N.C. State, Wake Forest
and Georgia Tech.
Kennedy said superseding expecta
tions was always special, but FSU's
Sam Cassell said the Seminoles had
figured to finish near the top of the
"We weren't settling for anything
less," Cassell said. "We're not over
achievers like some people said. We
have a group of guys who play hard and
take no prisoners. We have a lot of
talent and we use it."
UNC head coach Dean Smith was
"They could win the national cham
pionship this year," Smith said. 'They
have everything you want."
The No. 10 Tar Heels are reeling.
They lost theirthird straight gameto fall
for new BCC
By Megan Brown
Administrators are suggesting that
the University allocate one-third of a
proposed Student Union addition to a
new black cultural center.
Chancellor Paul Hardin and other
University officials met with Black Stu
dent Movement President Amie Epps
and Campus Y Co-president Elizabeth
Kolb to discuss demands a student ac
tivist coalition made Monday.
These demands include a free-standing
BCC, an endowed chair for the late
Sonja Stone and concessions for Uni
Hardin said the proposal was more
feasible than a free-standing BCC or a
move to Howell Hall, two options stu
dents have suggested.
"I think this is the most feasible solu
tion," Hardin said. "I'm very support
ive. I think it makes a lot of sense to
locate the BCC where they can take
advantage of the other facilities in the
BCC members had discussed mov
ing to Howell Hall after the School of
Journalism and Mass Communication
moved into Carroll Hall, which is now
occupied by the business school.
Hardin said placing the center in a
Union addition was preferable to mak
ing it a free-standing structure since the
campus already was so crowded.
"I'm very reluctant to put any more
footprints on North Campus," he said.
Kolb said that Hardin predicted the
proposed addition would take five to
nine years to complete. Bicentennial
Campaign donations and student fees
would fund the addition.
The BCC would take up about 20,000
square feet of the addition's 60,000
square feet. Donald Boulton, vicechan
cellor for student affairs, said the addi
tion would be built up from the circle
parking lot behind the Union.
BCC Director Margo Crawford said
she had doubts about whether the pro
posal actually would materialize.
"I'm seeing it with a little bit of
apprehension," Crawford said. "I keep
rise to top office
might have backfired, he said.
Richard Richardson, professor of
political science, agreed that the elec
tion might have shown that students
were tired of student government.
"Every sooften, the pendulum seems
to shift so that students seem to be
turned off by student government,"
Moody said students rarely were
elected SBP from outside student gov
ernment. "It hasn't happened since I've
Efforts of friends and fellow Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity members were helpful
to 18-6, 8-5. UNC matched its longest
losing streak since the same stretch of
the season two years ago.
The Tar Heels fell despite a career-
hearing from the Union staff that it has
got its own expansion needs.
"I've not heard anyone excited about
the proposal or even putting any trust in
it. I think they're going to wait and see
how it actualizes."
Eric Rosen, Carolina Union presi
dent, said he was "disturbed" that no
one had notified Union officials about
the meeting or the decisions.
"These decisions could come under
the jurisdiction of the Union board of
directors," he said. "I personally think
the decision is fine if it can be worked
out with the Union's interests in mind."
But Boulton said officials hadn't
ironed out concrete plans at the meet
ing. "The meeting was held to find
things that are achievable in all three
areas," he said. "It was an idea session.
We were just throwing ideas out."
Epps said the coalition would re
spond after it received a written pro
posal from Hardin, which they have
demanded he submit by 4 p.m. March
The coalition is made up of members
of the BSM, Campus Y, student gov
ernment, Sonja Stone Task Force and
the BCC Facilities Committee.
in spreading information andencourag
ing students to vote, he said.
Richardson added that a "fresh face"
might have caused this year's high voter
turnout. About 3,000 students voted in
Tuesday's run-off election.
Airan held a small lead in the Feb. 1 1
election, but she said she didn't feel like
"Even though I came out ahead in the
first election, it didn't feel that way,"
Airan disagreed that Moody was the
dark horse in the campaign. "In my
eyes, we all started at ground zero."
high 34 points from Hubert Davis, who
set a school record by dropping eight 3
pointers. But it was when Davis did not
score that UNC fell apart.
A Davis trey gave him 28 points at
the 16:56 mark of the second half and
pulled the Tar Heels within 56-55. Davis
would not score again until 4:51 re
mained. By then, the Seminoles had run
away from UNC.
"They started denying me the ball,"
Davis said. "We have others who can
score, so it doesn't bother me."
But the "others" for North Carolina
did not score. After Davis hit his 3
pointer, FSU ripped off a 15-3 run.
UNC briefly interrupted with an 8-0
burst to pull within 7 1 -66, but that was
as close as the game would get.
FSU answered immediately with a
game-icing 12-1 run. Kennedy credited
freshman Bob Sura's play on both ends
of the floor for rejuvenating Florida
State. The Seminoles led 83-76 with
7:49 remaining and would never lead
by less than seven the rest of the way.
See FSU, page 5
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