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Volume 100, Issue 26
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Auditorium at Alpha Phi Alpha's 1 992 Greek Freak Invitational step show.
Hammer not to
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
Speculation that thumping reverbera
tions during pop artist Hammer's April
4 concert caused about 71 feet of pipe
running by the Dean E. Smith Center to
burst ismostly unfounded, said OWAS A
"I never attended one of Mr.
Hammer's concerts, but I doubt if it was
shaking the ground that deep," said
Faculty members discuss BCC stances
By Jennifer Talhelm
Faculty members expressed varying
opinions about a free-standing black
cultural center during Friday's Faculty
Council meeting, which Chancellor Paul
Hardin called "the best discussion this
faculty's had since I came here."
Hardin initiated the discussion to give
faculty members a chance to talk about
community anddiversityand to respond
to his March 17 statement about the
The statement to the campus com
munity and to the general public em
phasized Hardin's support for a
multicultural center that would serve as
"a forum, not a fortress," where stu
dents could celebrate their differences
and work together.
Richard Soloway, professor of his-
tory, said he was afraid a free-standing
black cultural center would separate
students and would provide obstacles to
"As a product of the '50s and '60s, I
have a very real worry about de facto
segregation," Soloway said.
But Chuck Stone, Walter Spearman
professor of journalism, said he thought
a black cultural center was not different
from multiculturalism because it edu
cated students about ethnic experience
in terms of the black experience. He
BOG approves four positions
in University administration
By Deborah Greenwood
The Board of Governors approved
four appointments to administrative
positions at the University Friday, in
cluding the positions of provost, arts
and sciences dean and business school
Paul Fulton, president of Sara Lee
Corp., will resign from his position in
the private sector and assume the title
of dean at the UNC business school in
January 1994, replacing Paul Rizzo.
Fulton, a native of Walnut Cove and a
former UNC student, has also served
as vice president and general manager
of Hanes Hosiery L'eggs Products.
S The UNC Board of Governors ap
proved Fulton for the dean's position
Friday after careful consideration by
the personnel committee.
The BOG also announced the ap
pointment of Richard McCormick as
the new provost and vice chancellor
for academic affairs, Donald Bailey as
the director of the Frank Porter Gra
ham Child Development Center and
Everett Billingsley, Orange Water and
Sewer Authority executive director.
The length of pipe in question was
old and had been weakened prior to the
performance, he said.
"It was an old pipe, and it failed
during the concert," Billingsley said. "I
would not want to seriously attribute it
to Hammer's vibrations."
Stephen Isley, OWASA operating
engineer, said that although he was not
sure of the age of the pipe, he knew it
pointed out that the desire for
multiculturalism was a sign of change
from the '50s and '60s.
"A BCC would not diminish
multiculturalism,"he said. "I don't think
a BCC is by definition an exclusive
Students mix in the present center
and would continue to mix in a new
center. Stone said. He named more than
10 universities with successful' free
Mary Sue Coleman as vice chancellor
for graduate studies and research.
In addition, Stephen Birdsall has
been named the new dean of the Col
lege of Arts and Sciences after serving
, as interim dean of the college since
Fulton said he chose the UNC busi
ness school because of the time he
spent in Chapel Hill and because of
the school 's reputation, according to a
"Carolina without question is in the
big leagues of the nation's business
schools," Fulton said. "In every re
spect, the faculty, the students.alumni
all of the constituencies have
combined their talents and skills to
create one of the most exciting busi
ness education environments in the
Fulton said he was pleased to be
able to return to North Carolina, where
his special knowledge of the state's
business activity would be useful.
"I know my way around the busi-
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Outside a storm is raging. Inside my faith is strong. Gun
allowed to raise
By Shannon Crownover
A non-profit organization will be al
lowed to conduct a fund-raiser in the Pit
for the UNC housekeepers, although on
Thursday a Union reservationist denied
them future use of University facilities.
Pat Crawford, associate University
counsel for business and finance, con
firmed Friday that the Durham organi
zation. Southerners for Economic Jus
tice, was a legal non-profit organization
and would be allowed to have a Pit
fund-raiser. Proof of legal non-profit
status is required before a group may
conduct a fund-raiser in the Pit.
Kim Harris, a Black Student Move
ment member, and Ann Trapasso, a
Feminist Alliance officer, had been told
Thursday by reservation ist Anne Varley
that a letter from the Internal Revenue
blame for burst pipes, officials say
was in place before the Smith Center
was built. Construction began on the
Smith Center Aug. 1, 1982.
"Security people commented that
when they set off some percussion
bombs, there were very intense vibra
tions in the area," he said.
Isley said OWASA would not seek
any financial restitution from Hammer.
"From a legal standpoint, there is no
way to prove that Hammer was influen
tial," he said.
standing black cultural centers.
Although economics Professor
Michael Salemi said he supported the
BCC, he challenged Stone's view and
said he was concerned that a BCC would
encourage segregation. Salemi also said
he thought more on-campus construc
tion would be expensive.
"We all need to learn more about
African-American culture and promote
learning," he said. "I am in favor of a
more systematic integration of the cam
pus we have now. I am also afraid a free
standing center would support de facto
Stone asked Salemi about the differ
ence between Hillel, the Jewish student
organization; the Newman Center, the
Catholic student center; and a free-standing
black cultural center. Hillel and
Newman represent religious groups and
have their own private buildings.
Hillel and Newman are not under
University control because they are lo
cated off -campus, Salemi said.
"What they do on their own property
is their business," he said.
Hardin added that Hillel and Newman
were different from the BCC because of
their religious nature. They must be
located off -campus because of separa
tion of church and state, he said.
Many faculty said they supported a
black cultural center that would be cen
trally located and draw many students.
Cronkite worried about future of television
By Anna Griffin
State and National Editor
Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted
man in America," told a crowd of about
275 Friday that many Americans do not
receive enough news and that igno
rance about current events impedes the
"We have an information crisis in
our nation," Cronkite said. "Democ
racy requires the highest level (of infor
mation) among the public. Ourpublic is
not getting enough information."
Cronkite, a former anchor and man
aging editor of the CBS Evening News
and one of the most popular newsmen in
broadcast history, gave the 1 992 Nelson
Benton Memorial Lecture Friday in
Memorial Hall. In his speech, the man
known as "Uncle Walt" recalled Benton,
a late fellow journalist who gave his
heart and soul to broadcast news.
"Nelson Benton was one of the really
great people," Cronkite said. "He was a
splendid reporter, a fine writer and a
Benton, a UNC graduate, established
the news division at WBTV in Char
lotte before moving on to CBS.
In addition to covering the civil rights
Service stating that SEJ was a non
profit organization was not adequate
proof of its non-profit status.
SEJ, along with other groups, has
been trying to help the housekeepers in
their quest for better work conditions
and higher pay. The housekeepers are
among the lowest-paid employees in
Matthew Stewart, fund-raiser orga
nizer for the housekeeper movement,
said Thursday that Union officials were
trying to stall the movement's support
"It (seemed) that people were trying
to throw obstacles in our way," Stewart
But Varley said she was only follow
ing normal procedure when she referred
the matter to legal counsel in South
"If I have a question about anything,
Officials at Capitol, Hammer's record
label, could not be reached for com
Local newspapers picked up the story
and reported that at an OWASA Board
of Directors meeting this week, offi
cials were blaming Hammer for the
pipe failure. But Billingsley said such
attribution was a bit of an exaggeration.
"It was kind of a tongue-in-cheek
remark that some people picked up in a
different perspective," he said.
Hardin said he agreed with the idea
of an open center.
"The two best things about it are its
location and the fact that the walls are
glass instead of opaque," he said. "That
is an incredibly powerful symbol. I love
the openness of the present center."
Hardin repeated his suggestions that
a multicultural center could be located
in the Student Union or the nearby Frank
Daniels Building, which houses the
UNC Student Stores.
The new center could be funded by a
combination of a slight increase in stu
dent fees and private contributions, he
One major contributor- could be
Delores Jordan, Michael Jordan's
mother, who has pledged her support
for the project, Hardin said.
The discussion followed a unanimous
decision by faculty members to accept a
proposal to establish an executive com
mittee of the Faculty Council. Religion
Professor Ruel Tyson said he hoped the
new executive committee would work
toward finding specific ways to increase
communication within the University
The executive committee, accepted
after almost a year's debate, will work
toward implementing the Faculty
Council's goals while serving as an
advisory body and meeting when the
full council cannot.
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Walter Cronkite makes a point during Friday's Nelson Benton Memorial Lecture
movement and the "Saturday Night
Massacre," the evening of Oct. 20,
1973, when Richard Nixon fired the
Watergate special prosecutor and saw
I go to the top to make sure we're
following procedures," Varley said.
This is not the first time that Union
officials and members of the house
keeper support movement have come
into conflict. Last semester, the Student
Environmental Action Coalition held
two cookouts in the Pit for the house
keepers. Union officials later told them they
could not use University facilities to
raise money for a group that was not
legally a non-profit organization.
Stewart said the BSM, Feminist Al
liance and Graduate Students United
then had tried to follow the University
Facilities Use Policy by asking SEJ, a
charitable organization, tosponsorfund
raisers for the housekeepers.
Stewart said he was thrilled when he
heard SEJ had been confirmed as a non
profit organization by University offi
Billingsley said when the Smith Cen
ter was built, additional soil was placed
over the top of the pipe, which increased
the weight load on the pipe. "When you
bury a pipe that deep, 25-feet deep, you
have an anxiety that you've got a lot of
OWASA officials have had to divert
sewage because of the broken pipe.
"In order to keep the wastewater flow
ing, we are pumping around the failure
to a downstream manhole," he said.
No probable cause
found to charge
merchant with rape
By Dana Pope
Assistant City Editor
; An Orange County judge decided
Friday that there was no probable cause
to charge a former downtown busi
ness owner with second-degree rape
and a second-degree sex offense.
Sean Christopher Gilchrist, 23, of
703-B Edwards St. was arrested and
charged March 30 with second-degree
rape and a second-degree sex
offense, according to Chapel Hill po
lice reports. -
i Orange-Chatham District Attorney
Carl Fox said Sunday that lack of
evidence from the prosecution con
tributed to the judge's decision that
probable cause did not exist.
Fox said it was "too early" to tell if
all evidence had been collected in the
; He added that he would not seek an
indictment on the original charges.
:X But the judge did find probable
cause that G i Ichrist comm itted crimes
agaiast nature. Fox said.
"(The decision) was based on the
his attorney general quit in response
Benton was the CBS reporter on the
scene in Dallas when Lee Harvey
Oswald was shot Nov. 24, 1963, a day
ds in Pit
"That's fantastic," Stewart said. "It's
too good to be true."
Stewart said SEJ took on the house
keepers' cause as a project in the fall.
Last month, campus organizations in
volved in the movement asked SEJ to
have a fund-raiser in the Pit for the
Varley said SEJ could raise money in
the Pit if a recognized student organiza
tion was in charge of the fund-raiser.
SEJ can use the money for any purpose,
"(Union officials) can't say what
(SEJ) can do with (the money), and
what they can't do with it," Varley said.
Trapasso said GSU and the Feminist
Alliance hoped to have one fund-raiser
for the housekeepers this semester. They
will have a luncheon fund-raiser April
24, she said.
Two options are available to OWASA
authorities for repair of the pipe. "We
can either dig down and replace the pipe
or move over, build a new line and
divert around the failure," Billingsley
said. "Hopefully the new line would not
be at such a great depth."
Isley said exploratory digging would
take place today to determine the extent
of the damages. "We should know about
the cost (of repair) by the end of the
woman's testimony that he performed
oral sex on her," he said.
, . Fox said he would probably decide
before April 20 whether to continue
with the crimes against nature charge.
' The woman, who is a University
student, told Chapel Hill police last
: month that she met Gilchrist at a party
in February. '
The alleged attack took place in the
early morning hours of Feb. 21, Chapel
: Hill police spokeswoman Jane Cous
ins said last month.
- The woman initially did not seek to
press charges against Gilchrist after
the alleged attack, but she changed her
mind last month and decided to press
Gilchrist owned Stadium Express
Headline Sports at 306-C W. Franklin
St. The store went out of business last
Second-degree rape is defined as
forced vaginal intercourse with an
other person against that person 'swill.
It does not involve weapon use, seri
: ous personal injury or more than one
when the CBS correspondent exhibited
his journalistic resourcefulness.
"Nelson's job was particularly diffi
cult that day," Cronkite said. "Because
we had been on the air all that time, the
network took the cameras down for an
But when Oswald was shot, Benton,
knowing the network would need some
kind of coverage, began reporting the
scene through his microphone.
"There was Nelson, in the basement,
cameras down. He kept talking, though,
knowing someone would be recording
it," Cronkite said. "He saved our shirts
on a very big story."
In his speech, Cronkite, who looks
almost no different than he did during
his final broadcast in 198 1 , stressed the
importance of the press in American
society and warned of problems the
press may face in coming years.
Financial concerns have forced net
work and local news divisions to cut
back on coverage, whilecable networks
such as CNN and C-Span have begun to
capture larger shares of the ratings, he
"In attempting to make a profit and to
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