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Volume 100, Issue 20
Friday, April 3, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TODAY: Sunny; high In 50s
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expect her help
By Megan Brown
Supporters of a free-standing black
cultural center will travel to Greens
boro Monday to meet with Delores Jor
dan, Michael Jordan's mother, to dis
cuss their campaign.
Jordan expressed Friday at the offi
cial BCC-naming ceremony the sup
port of the Michael Jordan Foundation
for a free-standing center, but she did
not specify a monetary amount.
"I think her support marks a turning
point in the dia-
logue (about a
professor of jour
nalism. "She is very
not only in terms
of money but in
terms of her re-
sources herself, Michael, her other
children," he said. "It was a very clear
and positive commitment."
Attending the noon meeting will be
BCC Director Margo Crawford, Cam
pus Y Co-chairmen Elizabeth Kolb and
Scott Wilkens, BCC Facilities Com
mittee Chairwoman Trish Merchant,
Black Student Movement President
elect Michelle Thomas and Campus Y
Director Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson.
BCC supporters asked Stone to at
tend the meeting, but he could not go
because of a conflict with his teaching
schedule, he said.
Kolb said the purpose of the meeting
was to "discuss the whole issue of the
BCC," and to decide what the support
ers' next step would be.
Stone said he talked with Jordan per
sonally Friday and was certain she would
pledge money for a free-standing cen
ter. Student supporters have said they
would now look to outside individuals
to raise the estimated $3.5 million they
need to build the center because they
have received no support from the Uni
versity. Wilkens said several prominent com
munity members have expressed inter
est in serving on a committee to help
raise money for a free-standing center.
Stone said he was confident the stu
dents would be able to reach their fund
Merchant said she did not feel com
fortable commenting on the meeting or
A coalition of student activists have
held protests outside South Building
demanding that Chancellor Paul Hardin
take action on a free-standing BCC.
They also have demanded conces
sions for University housekeepers and
an endowed chair in the name of Sonja
Stone, an African and Afro-American
Studies professor who died last August
of a stroke.
Local pro-choice activists prepare
p o i i wr l .
By Kim Cable
-J Pro-choice activists from the Tri
angle will load four buses and head to
Washington, D.C., Sunday morning
to march for women's rights to legal
The March for Women's Lives is
expected to draw about 10,000 men
and women from across the country,
said Karen Bley, associate director of
Planned Parenthood in Chapel Hill.
Bley said Congress was consider
ing passing a Freedom of Choice Act,
which would reinforce Roe vs. Wade,
the 1973 Supreme Court case that le
"(The march) is a way for Ameri
cans and North Carolinians to demon
strate that the majority of folks are
pro-choice," Bley said.
Restrictions on abortion now are
imposed by state legislatures. The fed
eral Freedom of Choice Act, if passed,
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signs a book for Kenneth Reckford, a professor in the classics the B iography of an American Artist," at Student Stores Thursday.
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
University officials are using a
$300,000 state allotment to modify 18
campus buildings to make them more
accessible to the physically disabled,
Ben Tuchi, vice chancellor for business
and finance, said Thursday.
The projects, which include modify
ing toilets and installing elevators and
automatic door openers, should be com
pleted by the time the fall semester
starts, Tuchi said.
The $300,000 is UNC's portion of a
$2 million allotment the N.C. General
Assembly appropriated to the UNC 16
school system for modifications.
The work on the buildings will begin
this month.Tuchi said. Some of the first
modifications are the installation of a
ramp at the Monogram Club building's
snack bar entrance and the addition of
elevator controls and toilets in Hanes
The allotment will help remove many
barriers to the physically disabled, but
the needs for campus building modifi
cations far exceed the amount of the
appropriation, Tuchi said.
"The remainder of the needs are in
the millions," he said. "We will con
tinue to request appropriations."
Laura Thomas, disability services
coordinator, said the $300,000 would
only make adent in the necessary modi
fications. "I think that is a beginning, but I
realize that we probably have close to 8
(million) to 9 million dollars' worth of
barrier work that needs to be done," she
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would legalize abortion nationwide.
would legalize abortion nationwide.
"In North Carol ina, we're okay ," B ley
said. "But in Louisiana and other states,
abortion is still illegal."
Members of the League of Women
Voters of the United States also will
inarch, said Chapel Hill chapter presi
dent, Kay Wijnberg. League members
will join in protesting a gag rule adopted
by Congress last year.
The gag rule bans abortion counsel
ing in federally funded family planning
clinics. The rule was upheld by the
Supreme Court last spring.
Congress passed a bill last fall that
overturned the rule, but President Bush
vetoed the bill.
The league's national president, Su
san Lederman, criticized Bush's veto in
a statement sent to local chapters.
"Failing to override the veto has ex
hibited a shameful lack of courage and
right to health, the right to privacy and
; the right to speak freely must not be
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Tuchi said officials would continue
to make modifications on buildings us
ing money that normally would go to
ward regular building maintenance.
"We will have to make improve
ments out of shifting funds within the
University," he said. "We may cancel
some roof projects to make these im
provements. Deferred maintenance is
in the $100 (million) to $200 million
range that's a nationwide phenom
enon of $9 billion."
Thomas Shumate, campus architect.
restricted bv the increasingly
restricted by the increasingly intru
sive hands of government.
The Supreme Court will soon con
sider a case in which Planned Parent
hood challenged Pennsylvania's 1989
Abortion Control Act.
'The Abortion Control Act would
reinstate restrictions on abortions that
a Pennsylvania court ruled unconsti
tutional," Bley said.
The restrictions include a waiting
period for women seeking abortions
and would require husbands to con
sent to their wives' abortions.
More than 350 national organiza
tions are sponsoring the Sunday march.
"We hope people will learn where
their representatives in Congress stand
on (freedom of) choice before the elec
tions in November," Bley said.
Buses chartered by local groups for
the trip to Washington are full, but
marchers will assemble at the Ellipse
behind the White House at 10 a.m.
The march begins at noon.
Proposed Modifications Estimated Cost
Exterior and Interior $ 10,000
Parking and Toilets 23,900
Restroom (3rd Floor) 8,000
Entrance and Toilets 1 9,000
Elevator Controls and Toilets 1 7,200
Toilets and Drinking Fountains 2,200
Elevator Controls and Toilets 26,000
Ext. Ramp and Auto. Doors 28,500
Portable Lab Bench 5,000
Elevator Controls and Auto. Doors 8,000
Parking Lot 7,000
Toilets and Stair Lift Vestibule 32,000
Door Lift and Interior Ramps 1 5,000
) Automatic Door Operator 2,000
FM Network and Toilets 33,000
Toilets and Lift 30,000
Interior Lift and Toilets 32,200
Ramp Snack Bar Entrance 1 ,000
said he hoped the modifications would
make regular campus life more acces
sible to physically disabled students.
"The critical question will always be
are our academic programs accessible,"
he said. "We hope that the other areas of
student life such as residence halls and
cafeterias are accessible as well as part
of the university experience."
Larry Alford, University disabilities
advisory committee chairman, said the
committee prioritized the projects on
See DISABLED, page 4
SHS director: Reduction in
services would hurt students
By Maricia Moye
A reduction in the health-care provi
sions offered by Student Health Ser
vices would have a negative impact on
students at the University, SHS Direc
tor Judith Cowan said Thursday.
An institutional fee study conducted
by the Board of Trustees discovered
that the University ranked second high
est in health-care fees out of the 16
UNC-system campuses. In light of this
discovery, the BOT recommended that
SHS be reviewed to assess why fees
were so high.
"Since the health service fee is the
second highest among the 1 6campuses,
it has been subject to some question
andor criticism," stated the BOT's re
sponse to the study.
Cowan said the BOT's response to
the Board of Governors' request for the
review bothered her because it insinu
ated that some of the health services
By J. Michael Bradley
A vocal confrontation in ihe South
Building lobby Thursday preceded a
meeting between Chancellor Paul
Hardin, a group of University house
keepers, their lawyers and students.
A group of five housekeepers asked
for the meeting on behalf of about 100
other housekeepers who are filing griev
ances against the University requesting
higher wages and better working condi
tions. Hardin, who had agreed to a closed
meeting with the group of housekeep
ers to discuss their grievances, became
angry when he saw that the housekeep
ers were accompanied by their lawyers
and a group of students. When Hardin
said he would meet with the housekeep
ers only, he was challenged by local
attorney Bill Morris.
"We're all here for a common problem-solving
purpose," Morris said.
As Hardin and Morris continued to
exchange responses, their voices rose,
as did the tension within the crowd.
"This is not agroup meeting," Hardin
said. "I'll be glad to have a group meet
ing on the steps of the South Building
that's one of my favorite hangouts."
After a few moments of discussion,
Hardin decided to admit Morris and
attorney Alan McSurely with the house- See HARDIN, page 5
to rally for benefits,
By Kelly Ryan
Day-care workers at a local center
asked parents Thursday to support lob
bying efforts aimed at state legislators
that seek government money for im
proving workers' plights.
RosemarieVardell of the Chapel Hill
Day Care Services Association asked
parents to help increase awareness of
problems facing day-care workers by
participating in a rally to be held April
9 at Meredith College in Raleigh.
Day-care workers met with parents
at Chapel Hill Day Care on Cameron
Avenue to tell them they would rally to
voice concerns about low wages, high
child-to-teacher ratios and high teacher
Teresa Gutterman, assistant director
of Chapel Hill Day Care, said she would
attend the rally hoping to raise con
sciousness of the problems.
"I hope it will make the public aware
of what is going on," she said. "The
public thinks child-care workers make
a lot more money than we do."
provided by the center were not impor
tant. "I was bothered by the wording of the
BOT's response because it seemed as
though it questioned whether certain
health services were needed," Cowan
No students are involved in the re
view, which will be completed in May
when students already have left the cam
pus for summer break.
Matt Heyd, student body president,
said students should take an active role
in expressing their concern about the
student health fees.
"The administration shouldn't and
won't make a decision about health fees
until the students return back to school
in the fall," he said.
Heyd said that John Moody, student
body president-elect, will act as a repre
sentative on the BOT to articulate the
interests of students.
Students won't be on the review board
that evaluates health service fees be
Morris said it was important that he
and McSurely attended the meeting to
act as a "mouthpiece" for the house
keepers. "For us not to be there would be an
injustice," Morris said.
The disagreements didn't stop once
the meeting went behind closed doors.
The housekeepers told Hardin theircom
plaints, often loud enough to be heard in
the lobby. They informed Hardin of the
difficulties of their occupation and even
challenged him to spend a day with
them on the job.
"(Hardin) should have gotten enough
of housekeepers sitting here in his face,
telling him how it is on the job," said
housekeeper Marsha Tinnen.
"We really went at it non-stop,"
At an informal housekeepers' meet
ing in the Campus Y following the
meeting with Hardin, Tinnen encour
aged other housekeepers to "stay
strong." Tinnen said Hardin had opened
"a keg of nails he cannot close up."
Hardin said that although he was
unprepared to meet with the house
keepers ' lawyers, the meeting proved to
"It was a good meeting, from my
standpoint," he said.
Twenty parents, representing more
than half of the center's parent popiA.
tion, pledged to help workers to con
tinue quality education for their chil
dren. The average national wage for day
care workers is about $1 1,000 a year,
and child-to-teacher ratios in North
Carolina are 12-1, worse than the na
Staff turnover at day-care centers
rose to 41 percent in 1 988, tripling since
1977, according to a pamphlet pub
lished by the National Child Care Staff
Margaret Mobley, director of Chapel
Hill Day Care, said the number of quali
fied teachers seeking jobs in the field
"We're about to have to hire two
people, and it's hitting me that there's
no one out there," she said.
Vardell said the problem would get
worse unless concerned parents and
teachers intervened, but added that the
movement must start small.
See DAY CARE, page 4
cause it is an observation team made up
of professionals, Heyd said.
"The review board will assess the
issues fairly and objectively because
they have no interests in the policy
decisions made by BOT," Heyd said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said having students as
part of the audit would be like having
businessmen working with doctors dur
An advisory committee of students
deals with Student Health issues, he
Cowan said she hoped students could
actively participate in deciding the fate
of their dollars.
"If there was some reduction, I would
hope that students would be able to
express their concerns," she said.
In addition to standard treatment of
illness and injury, services available at
SHS include mental health and rape
crisis treatment counseling and gyne