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present diversity workshop at
8:30 p.m. in 205 Union.
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Volume 100, Issue 12
Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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GSU rallies for healtk iiiisiLiTaBce fimdliiig
Chancellor Paul Hardin told partici
pants in a rally on the South Building
steps Monday that a University-funded
health care plan for graduate student
employees was among his highest pri
orities. But Hardin added that administra
tors had done all they could to support
Leaders of Graduate Students United
have requested a $582-a-year plan for
2,200 to 2,400 teaching, graduate and
Hardin said he supported the pro
posal. "You can count on this, I'm telling
the truth," he said. "I have to pick and
choose from every group's wants, and it
is absolutely impossible to meet
everybody's first priorities.
"My urgent priorities are certain pan
University needs that affect the entire
University," he said. 'Top priority goes
to the plight of the University's lowest
paid employees, the housekeepers, and,
at the same time, health insurance for
(graduate assistants) and (teaching as
sistants)." It is not his decision alone that would
put the proposed health plan into action,
"If you are joining many others in
saying that the chancellor can do all,
you are mistaken.
"We've done all we are able to do,"
he said. "We have proposed legislation
to give us more authority on these issues
than we now have, but all I can say now
is that your problem will be handled
when I get the money."
Matthew Stewart, a GSU member,
said: "This is not personal against Chan-
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Fire ripped through this Woodbridge apartment building Monday morning
Early-morning blaze guts
apartments in Carrboro
By Amber Nimocks
It took 63 firefighters about three
hours to extinguish an early Monday
morning blaze that sent one resident to
the hospital and damaged 20 units of a
Carrboro apartment complex, accord
ing to a fire department official.
Carrboro Fire Chief Robert S wiger
said firefighters from Chapel Hill,
Carrboro and Hillsborough arrived at
1 2:58 a.m. to combat flames at the BB
section of Woodbridge Apartments.
The cause of the fire had not been
determined late Monday afternoon,
but Swiger said he did not think the
blaze was sparked by suspicious activ
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Graduate Students United stages a
cellor Hardin. All we need to know is
this ifthis office is not in charge, then
which one is?"
"Our belief is, right now, that the
fire started in and around the deck area
of (apartment) BB-15," he said.
The fire is the second one in three
months at the complex.
Rob Michaels of BB-15
Woodbridge Apartments sustained
burns to his back and was taken to
UNC Hospitals after being evacuated
from his burning apartment.
No other residents were injured
seriously in the fire, Swiger said.
Michaels was listed in satisfactory
condition at UNC Hospitals Burn
Center Monday night.
See FIRE, page 2
tasteless you could
rally at South Building Monday supporting a
The only way for the proposal to
come into effect is through the contin-
ued support and action of those present,
Lenoir receives low 6B' health rating
By Steve Pollti
State and county health department
officials gave Lenoir Dining Hall a low
B rating on a recent inspection.
Lenoir scored an 8 1 , losing the most
points for poor food protection and im
proper cleaning of utensils, said Tony
Lawf, director of the Orange County
Environmental Health Department.
Inspectors deducted points for food
protection violations, including im
proper hand! ing of food, lack of a sneeze
guard above unwrapped food items and
food kept at unsafe temperatures.
"Any food protection violation could
be a serious violation,"Lawf said. "They
were letting food sit out at room tem
perature." Lawf pointed out one instance where
roast beef was left out at 80 degrees,
which he called "a really good tempera
ture for incubation."
Political leaders' activism rooted in
Editor's note: This is the second in a
five-part series dealing with black reli
By Mara Lee
have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day 'every
valley shall be exalted, every hill and
mountain shall be made low, the rough
places will be made plains, and the
crooked places will be made straight,
and the Glory of the Lord shall be
revealed, and all flesh shall see it to
gether.' "I Have a Dream," Martin Luther
The "I Have a Dream" address was a
sermon because it expressed a certainty
that God's kingdom would reign on
earth, said Harold Wallace, vice chan
cellor for University affairs. Wallace is
a licensed minister of the United Meth
"That is Martin's sermon on the
mount," Wallace said. "It was steeped
in political tradition and had some po
litical words, but it was really talking
about God's justice for all people."
Preachers throughout the history of
the black church have quoted biblical
verses in which the meek triumphed
over those in power, said William
Turner, director of black church affairs
at Duke University's Divinity School.
"The telling of the story, that's the
heart and soul of black preaching," said
Turner, an assistant research professor
of theology. "When you talk about the
story, essentially you're talking about
the liberation theme. In the Old Testa
ment, the liberation theme runs through
eat a meal of it and
UNC - funded health insurance plan
"Theway that we can win this is with
our numbers," he said. "If we use the
Lenoir also lost 6-12 points for bad
cleaning and handling of equipment
and utensils, including refrigerators,
slicers, cutting boards and can openers.
"Apparently, they were not doing a
very good job of cleaning utensils,"
The dining hall lost two points for
"not keeping the garbage area and the
garbage chute clean and for not remov
ing the garbage frequently," Lawf said.
Chris Derby, director of Carolina
Dining Services, said Friday that most
of the violations were corrected imme
diately after the inspection.
Derby said he was disappointed with
the inspection. "We should maintain an
Derby said he would tell managers to
pay greater attention to sanitation.
"We have a daily sanitation check
list," Derby said. "We just need to make
sure we are more careful to monitor at
the end of each shift."
Exodus, Daniel and the Lion's Den,
Three Hebrew Boys, David and
Preachers also interwove current
events with the biblical verses. "Inter
penetrated with black people in the
Americas (is) the story of slavery, of
Jim Crow, of oppression," he said. "In
sight into one is insight into the other.
"There's only a short move in black
preaching from talking about heaven to
talking about transforming the social
order, because that's what heaven is,
it's transforming this order into what
But Wallace said that biblical libera
tion stories did not always serve as
rallying cries to action. Initially, con
gregations used them as coping mecha
nisms in response to slavery. "When the
present earth circumstances were so
bleak, there was a lot of emphasis on
heaven, and I think that was healthy and
helped the race survive."
The late Sonja Stone wrote of the
healing power of the black church ser
vice in "Oral Tradition and Spiritual
"In the face of genocide and dehu
manization, the theatre of the Black
church has enabled the Black preacher
and his parish not only to re-enact ten
sion and conflict but also to re-affirm
their selfhood and their humanity," she
The church was able to move from
belch and it wouldn 't
strength and positivity shown today, we
- can do this."
Hardin said he didn't want to dis
courage students from continuing their
actions, but added that "... passionate
advocacy and applause do not create
"I think the University ought to pro
vide health insurance, and I think we
ought to be able to get it done," he said.
"Just know you have my total support."
Stewart told the crowd that health
insurance was essential for graduate
"In The Daily Tar Heel, we've been
called whiners," he said. "Maybe we
believe that we are whiners and that we
don't deserve health insurance.
"No. You need health insurance, you
deserve health insurance, and, if the
chancellor works with us as he said he
would, we will get health insurance."
Stewart also said the teaching, gradu
ate and research assistants are greatly
"We are overworked, underpaid, dis
respected and taken advantage of," he
said. "And it's not just us, it's the house
keepers; we're all in this together."
Matt Heyd, student body president,
said he has supported and continues to
support the graduate students.
"The issues here are not only gradu
ate student needs, but a student need
and a University need," he said. "We
won't be here in five years without
graduate student health insurance."
John Moody, student body president
elect, said he agreed with Heyd.
"When I first started looking at the
University's problems, I realized that
graduate students are often lost in the
shuffle," he said. "I want to work closely
with the GSU and get this problem
But students should not be alarmed,
Derby said. "I don't think there was
anything that would harm the quality of
our product being served."
Derby said he already had filed for
another inspection. As of Monday, offi
cials have not re-inspected the building,
"Any time you fall from an A to a B,
as quickly as you can bring it up to
standards, you call the health depart
ment and ask them to re-inspect," he
Lawf said he did not remember his
office receiving Derby's request for
County health officials conduct un
announced inspections of facilities four
times a year. Because UNC is a state
agency, once a year state officials will
accompany county inspectors during
the survey. The state officials partici
pated in this inspection, Lawf said.
Derby said, "Sometimes county sani
solace-giver to political leader because
it was a haven, said Robert Seymour,
Minister Emeritus of Olin T. Binkley
Memorial Baptist Church.
"The black church was the one place
in the Old South where whites were not
looking over the shoulderof blacks, and
that's why it was the seedbed of the civil
rights movement," said Seymour, au
thor of "Whites Only: A Pastor's Retro
spective on Signs of the Old South."
The political action that flowed out
of the religious community was a result
of congregations and leaders working
together, he said.
"I think some of it clearly came from
the leadership of the ministers them
selves, but a lot of it came from the
congregations," Seymour said. '"OK,
heaven is fine, but what about the here
and now.' Ministers either had to get
out front of that push or be stampeded in
This unity is reflected in the church
through the preaching technique of call
and response, Turner said.
Call and response in the sermon is
derived from spiritual traditions in Af
rican life. Stone's article said.
The technique 's reciprocity bolstered
congregations' faith, Tumersaid. "King
is acase in point," he said. "All King has
is a pulpit. He's got this rich, fertile
mind, this life rooted in the black church.
In his preaching, hedraws on the energy
of a people.
"The flow of energy depends on that
call and response. It's kind of like elec
tricity when the circuit is completed.
You get life, you get power, you get
vitality. (It's) not just the preacher as a
one-man act or a one-woman act. It
remind you of anything. Redd Foxx :
offer varied jj
By John Broadfoot
Staff Writer .
: As graduate student employees
t continue their struggle to obtain Uni-.
can look to other schools across the
nation for inspiration,
Cara Vaughn, public information
manager for university health ser
viceat the University of California at.
Berkeley, said graduate student em
ployees have been receiving university-funded
health insurance for about,
"Graduate employees lobbied for
the university to cover health insur
, ance costs," Vaughn said. "One year
later; they won.
; "We offered the graduates a refer
' endum," she said. "They had three
choices: mandatory coverage offered
at a low reasonable rate with a waiver
privilege for students who already,
had coverage, a voluntary plan and
i every student for him or herself. The
; students voted for the mandatory
j: Carol Soc, senior administrative
s analyst in the graduate division at
I Berkeley, said the insurance plan was
the best in the University of Califor-
See HEALTH, page 2
tarians count off different things than
A state health inspector also accom
panied county inspectors March 22,
1991, when Lenoir's rating dropped
from an A to an 85.5. The grade was
restored to a 94.5 April 1 after another
Health officials close any building
that scores below a C on an inspection,
Derby said Lenoir lost points be
cause it lacked sneeze guards above its
fruit and bagels. One option is individu
ally wrapping fruit or putting it in plas
tic dispensing cabinets.
"It'sacustomer-friendly service ver
sus a state health requirement," he said.
Inspectors also deducted points for
residue on the ventilation system; dirty
walls, floors and hoods; and for drink
ing water facilities and ice storage.
Health officials counted off for the same
three violations last year.
releases an energy that you didn't know
you had. It rests on that dialogue."
Similarly, Wallace said: "What would
happen in the rallies would be the min
ister or the leader would stand up and
make a speech, not even a sermon, and
make a point that people thought had a
lot of power, and people would say:
'Amen, Right on, keep on.'
"You could go to the rallies drained
and confused in your mind 'I can't
keep doing this' and people could go
away from those rallies ready to face
dogs and water hoses, those billy clubs."
The new strength stemmed from a
certainty that "God was with them, they
were right with their cause, and they
would go out ready to face death at
worst, and at best, an uncertain future,"
"It was good for the leaders, it was
good for the followers, it was good for
Call and response was not the only
tribal tradition that strengthened the
sermon. Purposeful use of repetition
also played a large role, he said.
Wallace explained: "Sometimes the
use of repetition is to hammer home a
point, and sometimes it's to get people
involved in what you're doing. (You)
do it to build up one's investment in the
"Repetition is very important. I found
even in myself, I tend to remember the
repeated phrase, and feeling good about
it caught up in the emotion and
hopefully," he said with a smile, "that
would lead to action."
Turner agreed. "The repetition usu-
See SERMON, page 2