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All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 7
Tuesday, March 17, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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. Housing diversity plan receives low tamout
By Michael Workman
The housing department received 48
applications for the 1 35 spaces reserved
for black students wishing to move to
North Campus under the new racial
diversity program, said Housing Direc
tor Wayne Kuncl.
Housing officials said that they were
pleased with the number of students
that had applied but that many of the
applicants might have signed up at the
last minute after being urged to do so at
a' Black Student Movement meeting
By Dana Pope
Assistant City Editor
An Orange County man was charged
Monday -with a second count of first
degree murder in connection with the
death of his live-in girlfriend, but her
family still hopes human remains found
last week do not belong to her.
David Sokolowski, 35, was indicted
Monday by an Orange County grand
jury on two counts of first-degree mur
der, according to
count was filed in
of Pamela Owens
Ellwood,. 42, who..
had been living
for the past three
or four years in a house six miles north
of Hillsborough. Ellwood has not been
seen for almost four weeks.
Fox said the state would seek the
death penalty against Sokolowski.
David Owens, Ell wood's father, said
in a telephone interview Monday after
noon that he had not been notified about
"The sheriffs department said they
would notify us, but they haven't yet,"
An Orange County Sheriffs Depart
ment official said someone would no
tify Ellwood's family as soon as pos
sible, adding that the investigation still
was being conducted.
Fox said the state medical examiner
had not disclosed a positive identifica
tion on the female remains found inside
the house last week.
' Owens said he would continue to
hope that the remains did not belong to
his daughter because the medical
examiner's report had not been com
pleted. "I still have that little shred to hold on
to," he said.
Owens said he hoped the indictment
was not based on circumstantial evi
dence. Investigators asked the family Fri
day to identify an earring found in an
ear discovered during last week's search
See MURDER, page 2
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Michael Barnes, Residence Hall As
sociation minority affairs executive as
sistant, blamed the low number of ap
plicants on inadequate publicity.
"I don't believe there was enough
publicity to buttress the program,"
RHA members gave the plan to the
housing department and department
officials "hung it out in the wind with
passive support," he said.
But Kuncl said, "For the first time
offering a program, I'm pleased with
the numbers. ... Obviously, we would
have liked to have more."
A committee of housing officials and
RHA representatives will assign stu
dents to residence halls under the diver
sity plan, Kuncl said. The plan reserves
IS spaces in each of nine north campus
residence halls: Manly, Grimes, Ruffin,
Lewis, Stacy, Mclver, Kenan, Winston
RHA President Charles Streeter said
the program had started well.
"For a first-time thing, that is actu
ally a very strong reaction," he said.
"This thing is off to a good start."
Streeter said he had expected the
number of applicants to be lower than it
"No matter what you do, no matter
what you say, people are going to hesi
tate for a first-time program," he said.
RHA members hope to see an in
crease in the number of applicants next
year, Streeter said.
Larry Hicks, associate housing di
rector for administrative services, said
some students probably will wait until
the program has been in place for a year
"It's in the experimental stage right
now," Hicks said. "Some students are
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Beth Meckley, a junior journalism major from Hendersonville, exercisers lastweekendusedtheParcourseFitnessCircuit, which
relaxes as she listens to music on an exercise trail bench. Many goes around Kenan Memorial Stadium.
Former UNC soccer player
indicted for 2nd-degree rape
By Warren Hynes
An Orange County grand jury in
dicted a University senior on rape
charges Monday, the district attorney's
Thomas Patrick O'Connor, 2 1 , of O
6 Mill Creek Apartments was charged
with second-degree rape, said Sherry
Wogen, legal specialist for Orange
Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox.
A Palatine, 111., 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 at the mark
ing back position.
A probable-cause hearing in the
O'Connor case had been scheduled for
last Friday. But Wogen said the case
was continued past the probable-cause
hearing as the state chose to submit an
indictment to the grand jury.
The grand jury met Monday morning
in Hillsborough and found a true bill of
indictment, Wogen said.
Fox said passing up Friday's probable-cause
hearing was customary. "We
don't normally have hearings in rape
cases," he said. "We normally do indict
the person without a probable-cause
Fox said the O'Connor trial probably
would begin in either April or May.
O'Connor was arrested Feb. 15 on
Finley Field and was released on a
$10,000 secured bond. Chapel Hill po
lice Lt. Tony Oakley said O'Connor
was arrested after a woman in her 20s
told police she had been assaulted that
The accuser was an acquaintance of
O'Connor but was
not a University
said. The incident
occurred in an
Franklin Street, he
Oakley said the
The accuser went
to UNC Hospitals that morning. At 6:49
a.m., a UNC Hospitals nurse called
Chapel Hill police, requesting that the
case be looked into, he said.
Second-degree rape is defined as
forced vaginal intercourse with another
See RAPE, page 2
SHS requests county's 15 additional hospital beds
This is the second part of a three-part
series on Student Health Services.
By Jennifer Mueller
The last thing anyone wants to do
when they're sick is squabble over ter
minology with an insurance agency.
' In response to an increasing refusal
by insurance companies to reimburse
customers for nights spent in infirmary
beds. Student Health Service Director
Judith Cowan has requested (hat the IS
beds located in SHS be licensed as
Although the name of the beds will
change, the type of care students will
receive will not. The overnight service
allows SHS to function as an "acute
care hospital," or a facility equipped to
handle inpatient as well as outpatient
- The big difference is that SHS charges
about $275 a day for inpatient services,
compared to N.C. Memorial Hospital's
$375 a day fee.
...The inpatient beds were one of the
services that SHS began to charge for in
1984 in an effort to cut back expenses.
"We made the decision to use
people's insurance that they already
had rather than continue to raise the
Student Health fee," she said.
Approximately $5 of the $212 stu
dent health fee that students pay annu
ally goes towards inpatient service.
Cowan said this figure will hopefully
decrease to less than $2 in the next two
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said, "The students on
the advisory committee think that it's
worth paying the extra dollar or two to
have the beds there."
In the past two or three years, Cowan
has noted a decrease in the number of
students using the beds.
"More and more, insurance compa
nies are saying (that they) don't reim
burse for infirmary beds," she said.
Although a student's insurance com
pany is called for "pre-admission certi
fication" before they are admitted as an
overnight patient and for a verbal assur
ance that a stay at SHS will be covered,
Cowan said the companies often don't
come through with the money.
As a result, "We haven't been able to
go out and encourage students to use
their own inpatient services," she said.
In response to this problem, Cowan
petitioned the state to authorize an addi
tional IS hospital beds for Orange
County. Last week, Cowan requested
that the 15 beds, which have been au
thorized, be assigned to the SHS.
"The process requires very specific
steps," she said, adding that she would
know whether the beds have been g i ven
to the SHS by the end of the semester.
Last year, about 500 to 600 people
used SHS beds. Cowan said. Most of
these admissions were by SHS doctors.
People are kept overnight for several
reasons, including ear, nose and throat
diseases; acute infectious diseases; kid
ney infections; acute gastro-intestinal
problems with dehydration; and appen
dicitis. In addition, students with chronic
ailments such as cystic fibrosis, hemo
philia or anemia, frequently make use
of the beds.
SHS Handicapped Coordinator Laura
Thomas, who works with many of the
chronically ill students, explained that
they use the beds for extended blocks of
time throughout the year.
In past years, she said, some of these
students have had to get their treatment
at N.C. Memorial Hospital.
"Some of the students also use Med
icaid, which will not reimburse for beds
that are not licensed," she said.
A University sophomore with cystic
fibrosis who asked not to be identified
has had to stay in the hospital instead of
SHS during her past few visits because
her insurance company will not reim
burse for infirmary beds.
"I prefer (to stay in) Student Health,"
she said. "It's easier to get out to go to
class, versus the hospital, where you
have to sign a piece of paper and wait
around for a nurse.
"(SHS) is also more private," she
added. "You don't have to deal with
residents and medical students walking
in and out. They leave you alone I
See SHS, page 7
probably going to wait and see what
Shawna Pinckney, BSM executive
assistant and liaison to University hous
ing, said she urged students to apply for
the program at Wednesday'sBSM meet
ing after she heard that only six students
Pinckney said Monday's number of
applicants was encouraging but still
"It might have been a little naive of
me to think that just because spaces are
open, people are going to run out and
apply for them," she said. "Part of me is
still disappointed because so much work
went into the program.
"But 48 is a large number, consider
ing there are still a lot of inhibitions
(about moving to North Campus)," she
Those inhibitions might have in
cluded stereotypes about North Cam
pus racism and the lack of a black com
munity on North Campus, she said.
An information session for students
interested in the program, in addition to
the letter sent to on-campus black stu
dents this year, could boost application
figures next year, Pinckney said.
voters might end
rule of apartheid
By Jason Richardson
For UNC senior Jamie Rosenberg,
thedifference between the lives of South
African whites and blacks was startling.
"There is no middle class," Rosenberg
said. "Most whites are upper class and
they have at their disposal a black popu
lation of cheap laborers. The whites
have access to all of the facil ities and all
of the managerial positions."
Rosenberg, an English major from
Los Angeles who spent seven weeks in
South Africa last summer on a travel
grant from the Morehead Foundation,
said he witnessed one white family that
considered themselves liberal but gave
their housekeeper only one bag of corn
meal and one piece of meat a week,
refusing to allow her to eat the leftovers
from the family meals.
Under apartheid. South African
blacks have undergone decades of op
pression and intense discrimination from
the nation's upper-class white citizens.
Unlike the United States, where all men
and women are declared equal by law,
the national policy of apartheid in South
Africa discriminates against the black
majority in favor of the white minority.
South African voters will decide the
future of their black countrymen today
when they decide on a referendum de
signed to end apartheid.
In South Africa, blacks are not al
lowed to vote, are prohibited from hold
ing managerial positions orgovernment
office and receive lower wages than
"The thing I remember most was the
contrast between the way whites lived,
were educated and the opportunities
they had, and the way the blacks lived,"
The referendum, a product of nego
tiations between the ruling Nationalist
Party and a coalition of black South
African groups, would present Presi
dent F.W. de Klerk with a mandate to
continue efforts to end apartheid.
The issue of apartheid has triggered
heated debate around the world during
the past decade.
In the United States, a backlash has
hit corporations and individuals who
work or conduct business in South Af
rica. On a local level, UNC students and
faculty, members have fought hard to
contribute to the effort to end apartheid.
Flo Belvedere, a senior and president
of the UNC chapter of Action Against
Apartheid, said her organization had
worked with other local groups to fight
apartheid and to encourage U.S. action
against the South African government.
"We worked with Duke on a South
African medical project," Belvedere
"We worked in getting donations and
medical supplies, and we packaged it to
send to South Africa."
Action Against Apartheid also has
shown films on the effects of South
African-backed, pro-apartheid factions
in other countries, notably in
Mozambique, Belvedere said.
"Last semester we tried to start a
book collection campaign," Belvedere
said. Although the book collection ef
fort ran into trouble because of a lack of
funds on the national level, some UNC
faculty members now are working to
transport the books overseas.
Stephen Fleming.co-chairman of the
UNC South African Scholarship Fund,
a Campus Y program, said the group
was attempting to raise a $100,000 en-
rrr m TUESDAY
money would be
used to help four
black South Afri
in their homeland.
Last year, the
Campus Y com
$5,000. The group
currently is send
ing letters to Uni
F.W. de Klerk
ahd faculty in an attempt to solicit dona
The committee also has designed T
shirts and sweatshirts in an effort to
raise funds, Fleming said.
Belvedere said that although many
UNC students opposed South African
apartheid, most Americans tend to worry
about other issues first.
"A lot of people at UNC are against
apartheid, but some people seem to think
that it is a problem that does not concern
them," Belvedere said. "People are con
cerned with things at home first."
Recent opinion polls in South Africa
indicate that de Klerk's referendum will
pass, said Richard Sincere, director of
African affairs forthe International Free
dom Foundation, an international human-rights
But regardless of the outcome of
today's vote, the resolution already has
caused a great deal of controversy in
South Africa's Conservative Party,
founded in 1 983 in reaction to a consti
tution that gave voting privileges to
Asians and people of mixed races, has
been the most vocal opponent of the
referendum. Sincere said.
The Conservatives have warned that
terrorist tactics may be used against de
Klerk's South African government if
the referendum passes. Sincere said.
Violence broke out March 10 when a
tear gas can was thrown at de Klerk and
again overthe weekend, when the South
African president was hit by a poster
Although the Conservatives do not
represent a majority of white South
Africans, even some moderate whites
oppose the referendum. Rosenberg said
he did not know if the referendum wou Id
"People there realize the need for
change, but a lot of them don't want to
be around when it happens," Rosenberg
"On a secret ballot, if people are
given a choice, and they see the reality
of what that means to their own situa
tion, that 'no' vote is going to flow very
Sincere said if the referendum was
approved, de Klerk would continue to
"I would predict a new constitution
within 1 8 months," S incere said. "There
will be elections within two years, and
we should see a black president by
But even if a new government is
established, cultural and social prob
lems will be left over from the days u;
apartheid, Sincere said.
"South Africa will be politically in
tegrated but not culturally," he said.
Rosenberg said the immediate estab
lishment of a completely new, black-
See SOUTH AFRICA, page 7
No power, how great soever, can force men to change their opinions. Benjamin Franklin