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Volume 100, Issue 6
Monday, March 16, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By Jennifer Talhelm
University Police Officer Keith
Edwards said Saturday she would end
any attempts to mediate hercase against
University officials and would instead
go directly to court.
Edwards had agreed to work out her
civil lawsuit with a state-appointed
mediator six weeks ago instead of set
tling the case in court.
But she said she decided against
mediation when University officials
Devils get their ACC prize: Duke 94, UNC 74
By Mark Anderson
CHARLOTTE The Blue Devils
yanked two thorns from their paw
Sunday and, boy, does it feel good.
The Duke seniors have dominated
the college basketball world for four
years, but one team and one accom
plishment remained out of their reach.
Christian Laettner and Brian Davis
had never won the ACC Tournament,
and it was that other thorn. North Caro
lina, that stood in their way Sunday.
Nevermind that Laettner and Davis'
record at Duke was 116-26. Never
mind that they had won two straight
ACC regular-season titles. Nevermind
that they had gone to the Final Four
three straight years and were favored
to do so again. Never mind that they
had won the national championship
last year and were favored to do that
People kept bringing up that damn
ACC Tournament. And they kept
bringing up that damn school 10 min
utes down the road; the one that had
taken five of the last eight meetings;
the one that had twice knocked off
those seniors when Duke was unde
feated and ranked No. 1; the one that
no matter how good those seniors were,
always seemed to pop up and ruin
Now those seniors can say, "Never
mind any of that." Duke eliminated
both problems with a 94-74 pasting of
UNC Sunday before 23,352 in the
Charlotte Coliseum. It was the fourth
time in five years that the two pro
grams had squared off for the title, and
the 31st time in 39 years that at least
one of the schools had made the finals.
"As a senior class, they've been as
good as we've had at Duke," said
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
"I know you don't mean any harm
when you tell them that they haven't
done something, but you can't say that
anymore. You can only talk to them
about what they have accomplished
because they've done everything at
1J)92 ACC Tournament
Friday, 2 p.m.
Thursday, 7 p.m.
, s Friday, noon ,
2. Florida State
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7. N.C. Stale
" f'iday.Pl UNC, 80-65
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Rutgers dean gets provost job
By Deborah Greenwood
A Rutgers University dean will ac
cept an offer to take over as UNC's top
academic administrator, officials from
both schools confirmed Sunday.
Richard McCormick, current dean of
the faculty of arts and sciences at Rutgers
University in New Jersey, has a strong
commitment tominority faculty recruit
ment and will serve the University well
as its new provost, said Matt Heyd,
UNC student body president.
"I am really pleased, especially with
his strong commitment to minority fac
ulty improvement," Heyd said.
Heyd said McCormick would be an
excellent addition and an asset to UNC.
"I think he will have a big impact, and
Chapel Hill is lucky to have him," he
I don't even think we're at full strength yet. We're definitely going to
canceled a meet
ing to discuss her
lawsuit. The meet
ing was canceled
vice chancellor for
business and the
resentative in the
The University was just trying to
Laettner said: "It means a lot to us.
Like everyone has said a million times,
it's something that we haven't gotten.
Well, we finally got it."
Top-ranked Duke (28-2) reached the
final by beating Maryland 94-87 Friday
and Georgia Tech 89-76 Saturday. In the
upcoming NCAA Tournament, the Blue
Devils are the first seed in the East Re
gion and will play Campbell Thursday
No. 20 UNC (21-9) beat Wake Forest
80-65 Friday and Florida State 80-76
Saturday. The Tar Heels are the fourth
seed in the Southeast Region and will
play Miami (Ohio) Thursday in Cincin
nati. Laettner and Davis, both members of
the all-toumament team, proved how
important thischampionship was to them
by raising their levels of play all week
end. Laettner, who won the Everett Case
Award as the toumey's most valuable
player, averaged 24.3 points and 10.3
rebounds in three games and added 14
steals. In Sunday's final, Laettner con
tributed 25 points, 1 0 rebounds and seven
steals. He drained 5 of 8 3-pointers.
"Christian Laettner is awfully hard to
guard," said UNC head coach Dean
Smith. "He can do so many things. He
should be the national playerof the year."
Duke's Davis averaged 15.3 points
and successively slowed down
Maryland's Walt Williams, Georgia
Tech's Jon Barry and UNC's Hubert
"They were not letting me touch it,"
said Hubert Davis, UNC's leading scorer.
"Usually, they let me touch it, and I can
make a move. They switched a lot, so
sometimes there were two men on me, so
I wouldn't even touch it."
Brian Davis was usually the man who
did not let Hubert Davis touch it, holding
him to 12 shots and 19 points. But it was
Brian Davis' offense that helped make a
"(Last Sunday) Brian Davis wasn't
hitting, so we could focus on their other
weapons," UNC's George Lynch said.
' Saturday, 1:30 p,m,
Duke, 89-76 V
; Duke, 94-74
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Florida St., 93-80
Saturday, 3: JO p.m, ..
Rutgers Provost Paul Leath said
McCormickhad negotiated heavily with
UNC administrators and was expected
to accept the job offer.
"I know that the University of North
Carolina has been talking with him in
tensely, and I would not be surprised if
we lost him," he said. "Whatever has
been done, however, has been infor
mal." But Leath stressed that the accep
tance has not been confirmed.
"Rumor has it that he is the final
candidate at UNC, but he is also a can
didate for positions at other schools,"
McCormick confirmed that he was a
candidate, but would not say whether
head been offered a position.
"It's true that I'm a candidate for the
stall the case by postponing mediations,
"That's what they've been doing
since 1987," she said. "I knew the me
diations wouldn't work. The only thing
the University had in mind when they
agreed to mediations was to stall for
time. The best mediation is in court."
But Elfland, acting police chief since
Arnold Trujillo resigned Feb. 19, said
the meeting was scheduled for Tuesday
and changed to Friday without her
knowledge. She was not available Fri
day. Duke point guard Bobby Hurley savors the
"(Today) Brian was hitting the 3, and
we had to respect him. That took away
from our inside defense."
Hubert Davis did join his namesake
on the all-tournament team by averag
ing 23.3 points a game. But UNC's
head coach was disturbed that Davis
never seemed in the offensive flow Sun
day. "We have to get Hubert the ball
more," Smith said. "When Hubert went
one-on-one with Brian Davis, he ended
up with a good shot. We probably should
have done more of that."
The Blue Devils broke open a seesaw
first half with an 1 8-6 run starting at the
8:28 mark. UNC had taken its biggest
lead at 26-21 on a one-hand jam by
Derrick Phelps with 9:09 remaining.
During the next 7:44, North Carolina
lost its composure. Looking lost on of
fense, UNC made three baskets during
the stretch, while committing eight turn
overs, two fouls and missing eight times
from the floor.
By the end of the run, Duke led 39
32. A Laettner 3-pointer with seven
seconds left sent the Devils into the
locker room with a 44-36 advantage.
provost, but I can't say anything more
than that," he said.
In order to be appointed to the posi
tion, McCormick must first be approved
by the UNC Board of Governors.
Leath said: "Any kind of formal offer
from the University would require Board
of Governors' approval. I'm not certain
that negotiations aren't still going on."
Heyd said, "I hope that the BOG
Barry Quails, chairman of the En
glish department at Rutgers, said that if
McCormick left Rutgers for UNC, it
would be a great loss for the Rutgers'
faculty and students.
"I have no idea whether he will be
transferring," he said. "But I hope he's
not, because I'd like to keep him here
See PROVOST, page 6
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"I'm not making any dates," she said.
"They were hunting for dates (for the
meeting). Friday was one of the dates
suggested, and I could not do it Friday."
Edwards said the next step was to get
a court date.
"I hope next week we'll be able to go
before a judge," she said. "I am ready to
go to trial."
Lars Nance, University counsel, said
that he did not want to comment on the
lawsuit but that it was up to Edwards to
decide her next step.
"The plans at this point were to select
Special lo the DTHShea Tisdale
Blue Devils' first ACC crown since 1 988
"We had been playing more man-to-man
instead of team man-to-man,"
Krzyzewski said. "Every loose ball, it
seemed like Duke had it. We were
playing as a unit then. Those were the
best seven and a half minutes of de
fense in the whole game."
North Carolina stayed within 56-47
at the 15:53 mark of the second half
before Duke took control. A 1 2-4 burst
gave the Blue Devils a 68-5 1 lead with
12:01 left, and UNC would never come
closer than 15 points.
"That stretch in there where we
played two big guys at once and tried
zoning, they did a great job with four
straight baskets outside," Smith said.
'To me, that was the straw that broke
the camel's back more than the first
Laettner had five points in the run,
and Grant Hill added four. The North
Carolina players seemed at a loss to
describe their second-half problems.
"We just didn't seem to want it
anymore," UNC's Kevin Salvadori
said. "I don't know what was going
See ACC, page 9
Congressman faces ethics charge
By Maricia Moye
A Student Congress representative
might be removed from his position
for making homophobic comments
during the Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association's February budget hear
ing. The Student Congress Ethics Com
mittee will hear a case involving Rep.
Eric Pratt, Dist. 22, who has been
brought up on charges of conduct un
becoming a member of congress.
Witnesses say Pratt said, "You're
all a bunch of faggots," after members
passed the CGLA's budget. In addi
tion, Rep. Elliott Zenick, Dist. 1 7, said
Pratt verbally attacked him during the
"After the bill passed, Eric ex
n for court
amediator,"he said. "Her attorney needs
to call me. If it turns out she wants to go
to court, that's what will be next."
Edwards said Elfland was not sup
posed to be at the meeting.
"Carolyn Elfland wasn't even sup
posed to be there," she said. "It's been
six weeks, and I'm not interested any
more." Hardin appointed Elfland to repre
sent the University in the mediations.
Edwards said last month she did not
want Elfland involved in the case and
threatened to go directly to court if
egin audit of
By Jennifer Mueller
This is the part in a three-part series
on Student Health Services.
What is a nine-month basic health
care package worth?
For students enrolled the University,
the answer to that question is $212.
That's the amount of student fees annu
ally appropriated to the Student Health
But some Board of Trustees mem
bers have questioned this figure and
have asked Chancellor Paul Hardin to
conduct an audit of SHS and the value
of service students are getting for their
"We were reviewing all fees and
found it appropriate to inquire whether
tlk1 Student Health was adequately serv
ing the students," said Trustee David
Although the BOT did not examine
all fees closely. Ward said that the SHS
audit was "more student oriented in
terms of ensuring that students are get
ting quality services.
"The board wants to be sure that one,
the services being rendered are what's
needed, and two, that students are get
ting their money's worth," he said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, was appointed to work
with Judith Cowan, SHS director, and
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor of business
and finance, in what he terms a"review
of services." Boulton began planning
the review last week.
"This is a political thing," he said,
adding that trustees had little under
standing of what SHS offers. "If people
are complaining about tuition, (their
answer is to) look at fees."
"I'm not going to let them come in
and say, 'Ooh, that's too high,"'he said.
Cowan said she couldn't visualize
cutting back on what SHS offers. "Fully
75 percent of ourexpenses are related to
staff and staff benefits," she explained.
"Our professionals maintain a schedule
that I think is appropriate and stay rea
sonably busy. If they have to see 30 to
40 people a day (because of staff reduc
tions), I don't feel that we would be
doing justice to the students.
"We have to maintain an adequate
staff to meet basic student needs."
Boulton said the review would in
clude an examination of the organiza
tion, operation and financial position of
SHS. Among the areas to be reviewed
are personnel requirements, private pa
tient operations, facility utilization, pa
tient billing system and revenues and
said. "I asked
tempore) if he
Mr. Pratt and get
Then Eric started
cussing me out."
members said they Eric Pratt
were appalled at
the behavior displayed by Pratt during
Bob Garrison, a member of CGLA,
said that as elected officials, members
of congress should be held accountable
for their actions concerning their stu
dent body constituents.
"For a public official to insult 10
get better. Duke's Thomas Hill
Elfland represented the University in
"She inflicted pain on me." she said.
"How am I supposed to look across the
table at her and try to work this out?"
Edwards' suit against University of
ficials includes Chancellor Paul Hardin
and Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance. She is asking for
$250,000 in back pay.
Edwards has filed several grievances
against the University charging racial
and gender discrimination when UNC
police passed her up for a promotion.
Although the health fee for UNC-CH
is the second highest in the 16-school
UNC system, Cowan said, SHS is at
tempting to generate some of its own
revenue by charging for services it did
not previously charge for.
"In 1984, along with the Student
Health Advisory Board, we made the
decision to charge for work done in
SHS that were almost universally reim
bursed by insurance," she said. Among
these were orthopedic, ENT, dermatol
ogy and in-patient services. Lab and X
ray fees have also been instated in the
past few years.
"I don't believe putting a $3.50charge
on (lab tests) is a deterrent to students.
It produces some revenue and decreases
supply costs," Cowan said.
Most major expenses are covered by
a student's individual insurance or by
the Student Group Insurance Plan, which
costs about an additional $600 per year
and guarantees that students will not
pay more than $2,100 for any medical
expenditures up to $ 100,000. Coverage
up to a $1 million also is available.
Cowan estimated that 95 percent of
undergraduate students are covered by
their own or their parents' insurance
plan, but that only a third of graduate
students have health coverage. SHS is
investigating the possibility of making
health insurance mandatory for those
enrolled in the University, Cowan said.
She said she hoped student fees would
be kept down by adding new fees and
increasing patient enrollment by allow
ing spouses to register to use SHS. ;
"Things like this we can do inter
nally," she explained. "There's no easy
way to cut the staff. We're trying to shift
our revenues to come from alternate
In addition to clinical medicine, SHS
offers women'shealth, psychiatric, ear-nose-throat,
dermatology, sports medi
cine and health education services.
Among SHS's additional services are a
pharmacy where students can get their
prescriptions filled for about half the
regular price, after-hours and in-patient
service, confidential AIDS testing and a
Student Group Insurance Plan.
Cowan said 450 to 500 students come
through student health every day. "We
are filling 250 to 300 prescriptions on a
daily basis," she said.
For the $2 1 2 each student pays, they
have access to a doctor and basic medi
cal care. Prescriptions, lab tests. X-rays,
after-hours and in-patient care all cost
See SHS, page 2
percent of the student body of his
constituents warrants some form of
action to be taken to invalidate him
from participating in congress perma
nently," he said.
Michael Kolb, ethics committee
chairman, said the committee would
listen to evidence this week regarding
the alleged altercation. Furthermore,
he said the hearings could result in one
of three outcomes against Pratt.
"One thing that could occur is a
censure (a formal reprimand deliv
ered to Pratt), expulsion or nothing."
Rep. Daryl Grissom, Dist. 18, said
that even if Pratt were censured, it
would only affect his seat in this year's
"But that's really not any sort of
See PRATT, page 2