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Cincinnati 5, Atlanta
THURSDAY: 30-percent chance
of rain; high mid-70s
Rape Action Project to spon
sor film on rape and discus
sion at 7 p.m . in 102 Abemathy .
Society of Physics Students
shows "Stupid Physics Tricks,"
7:30 p.m., 215 Phillips.
Pittsburgh 3, Chi. Cubs 2
N.Y. Mets 8, Philadelphia 5
Toronto 12, N.Y. Yankees 6
Milwaukee 11, Minnesota 1
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Volume 100, Issue 28
Wednesday, April 15, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tiicfai hired by Pittc,
leave UNC post
By Steve Polltl
The University of Pittsburgh has lured
a second UNC vice chancellor to its
Ben Tuchi, UNC's chief Financial
officer, will leave his post in June to
become senior vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance at Pitt.
Pitt President Dennis O'Connor, who
resigned as UNC provost and vice chan
cellor for academic affairs last year to
take his present job, announced Tuchi 's
Tuchi said he looked forward to fac
ing less budget restriction at the Univer
sity of Pittsburgh. At UNC, he was
challenged with handling state cuts in
almost every part of the University.
"State universities are going to be
under budget restrictions forever from
now on," Tuchi said. "That was a con
cern at Carolina and a particularly ap
pealing aspect at Pittsburgh."
Pitt is a state-aided university system
that receives less than a quarter of its
funding from Pennsylvania. In his new
position, Tuchi will coordinate the fi
nancial management of a five-campus
system with a total operating budget of
$719 million, a faculty and staff of
8,000 and 34,000 students.
At UNC, state-appropriated funds
account for about 37 percent of the
University's $700 million budget.
Tuchi said he
was "at first kind
adding that he
hadn't talked to
the job until his
second visit. But
reasons also fac
tored into his deci
sion to leave UNC,
"The city of Pittsburgh neighbor
hood reminded me of where I grew up
in Hazleton, Pennsylvania," he said,
adding that his wife grew up 40 miles
east of Pittsburgh.
Tuchi said the move to Pittsburgh
would add to his job description and
that he was excited about the challenges.
"The university has a 78-acre re
search park given to it by Gulf Oil," he
said. "There are a lot of developing
industries in the park."
Garland Hershey, UNC vice chan
cellor for health affairs and acting pro
vost, saidTuchi's work improved UNC.
"Ben Tuchi has been a positive and
significant force in a number of Univer
sity programs," Hershey said. "He has
strengthened the infrastructure of the
University in the area of human rela
tions in a very significant way."
Hershey said he, Tuchi and O'Connor
were close friends at UNC.
"I know he is not leaving because of
any disagreement with the University at
Chapel Hill but to meet a challenge that
faces the University of Pittsburgh,"
Chancellor Paul Hardin said in a press
release, "(Tuchi) and Dennis O'Connor
were an outstanding team here, and
they will be at Pittsburgh."
Wayne Jones, associate vice chan
cellor for finance, said he was surprised
Tuchi was leaving UNC.
"He's been an exceptional person to
work with, with an insightful, profes
sional manner accompanied by a sense
of humor," he said. "Personally, I'm
very sorry to see him go."
Tuchi said he would miss his col
leagues arid UNC's tradition.
"My working relationship with the
chancellor is just absolutely wonder
ful," Tuchi said. "He always kept me
hopping; he always had ideas. He's an
optimist, I'm a pessimist. He's right for
this place. I'll miss the tradition. While
Pittsburgh is 215 years old, tradition is
more pronounced here."
The greatest challenge UNC faces in
upcoming years is "after-the-fact bud
get cuts,"Tuchi said. But the University
has moved forward during his three
years in Chapel Hill, he said.
"A number of issues have been tack
led," he said. "No one is ever going to be
completely satisfied with the progress.
I'll never be."
C Hosnitals worker
By Birch DeVault
Assistant University Editor
At least 1 S UNC Hospitals patients
were exposed to a health-care worker
who tested positive for the HTV virus,
said the executive director of UNC
Hospitals during a press conference
"The worker participated in
invasive procedures in which each of
the 15 patients were involved," Eric
Munson said. "There are exceedingly
remote chances that any of these pa
tients were exposed to the HTV virus."
An invasive procedure involves any
break of the skin.
To provide the best care for the
patients it serves, the hospital will not
release any information concerning
the worker's personal status, his or her
condition or the names or health sta
tuses of any of the patients involved,
Munson said. j
Each of the patients were notified
by Tuesday morning by telephone and
were offered HIV testing free of
charge, he said.
HIV is the virus that has been found
to be a precursor to the AIDS virus. A
person can contract HIV only by sexual
contact with an infected person, the
sharing of infected needles or the trans
fer of blood from an infected source to
one's own bloodstream.
Dr. David Weber, an associate pro
fessor of medicine and expert in the
area of infectious disease, said the
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UNC Hospitals Executive Director Eric Munson announces worker's HIV infection
hospital had investigated all cases in
which the infected worker was involved
and found little about which patients
"It really wouldn't matter what the
worker's condition is, but we have no
evidence leading us to believe that any
occupational hazards existed," he said.
"The oatients have an infinitesimal
chance, if any, of contracting the virus." See HIV, page 2
The hospital follows procedures to
ensure patient and care-giver safety,
including the maintenance of a sterile
environment and the use of protective
garments by care givers, Weber said.
Dr. Stanley Mandel, chief of staff
for UNC Hospitals, said that the hos
pital did not require testing for the
Council bans fire arms from street fairs, buses, town buildings
By Chris Goodson
The Chapel Hill Town Council unani
mously passed an ordinance to regulate
the carrying of firearms in Chapel Hill
in three areas not covered by state laws.
Carrying firearms and other danger
ous weapons on town property, at street
fairs and on buses, taxis and other means
of public transportation are prohibited
by the ordinance passed Monday night.
Council member Joe Herzenberg,
who proposed the ordinance, said it
would not cause many arrests but would
show the town's stance on firearms.
"It's true that not many people are
going to be arrested," Herzenberg said.
But because the ordinance will keep
people from bringing weapons to
crowded street fairs and on buses, it will
have practical value, he said.
"If this ordinance stops only one per
son from being killed, it is certainly
more than symbolic," Herzenberg said.
Chapel Hill town attorney Ralph
Karpinos said the ordinance set fines of
$500 for offenders.
The ruling also increases the fine to
$500 for violators of an existing ordi
nance that prohibits firing a gun in the
town limits, Karpinos said.
Prohibiting weapons at street fairs is
similar to an existing ordinance that
bans weapons from public parks, he
At a street fair, the street functions
like a place of assembly, similar to a
park, Karpinos said.
Council member Mark Chilton asked
if banning weapons on town buses would
be enforceable because buses traveled
outside the city limits to Durham and
Karpinos said the ordinance would
then be used as a policy statement, and
drivers could refuse to let people carry
ing weapons ride the bus.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney
Carl Fox said the ordinance would be
helpful during events with several thou
sand people, where weapons would be
"These kind of public places are
where you're going to have people con
gregating," Fox said.
"It certainly sounds reasonable to
Even though the council may be us
ing this ordinance to show its stance on
the issue of firearms regulation, it will
be enforceable, he said.
Herzenberg, who is a member of the
American Civil Liberties Union, said
the ordinance did not conflict with the
civil rights advocacy group's policies.
The ACLU policy endorses firearm
regulation because it interprets the Sec
ond Amendment as allowing the right
to bear arms only for purposes of main
taining a state militia.
'There's some confusion about the
Second Amendment," Herzenberg said.
"But the Supreme Court has never ruled
that the right to bear arms applies to
Herzenberg said he already has been
thanked for the ordinance by a down
"I think Chapel Hill people want
Pollitt retires after years of fighting
for constitutional, civil rights at UNC
By Birch DeVault and Marty
Assistant University Editors
Kenan law professor Daniel Pollitt,
who has stood at the forefront in the
struggle to uphold constitutional and
civil rights at the University, will retire
this year after serving UNC for more
than 35 years.
"The retirement is compulsory for
the school," Pollitt said. "I've reached
the compulsory age." Law school em
ployees are required to retire when they
reach the age of 70.
Jack Boger, a UNC law professor,
said: "What Dan Pollitt did is start a
four-square for free speech and against
racial discrimination for 35 or 40 years.
He did it in the courts and in the class
rooms. When people tried to infringe on
the Bill of Rights, Dan Pollitt tried to
defeat them. Literally hundreds of times
(he) took to the courts and to the class
rooms to make sure those rights were
During his ten
ure at UNC, Pollitt
founded the N.C.
chapter of the
and served as
president for a
short time, ac
tively opposed the
speaker ban law,
fought for the sta-
tus of lower-paid employees, defended
freedom for the faculty and took an
active role in racially integrating UNC.
"He was a magnificent presence in
the law school and the University,"
Boger said. "His reputation is well
known and well-deserved around the
Judith Wegner, law school dean, said
she thought Pollitt's greatest 'accom
plishment while at UNC was keeping a
sense of kindness despite his many
battles for civil rights.
"He's an extraordinary person for
the whole campus, not just the law
school" Wegner said. "Over the years,
he's- represented many unpopular
causes. He's kept both his sense of
principle and his sense of kindness that
is fundamental in him. He's fought very
many battles but hasn't become embit
tered in the process."
Bob Byrd, Burton Craige professor
of law, said Pollitt's strength in the
courts was reflected in his work in the
"He has consistently been at the fore
front of making universityteachers teach
without fearof repercussion,"Byrd said.
"He is the epitome of what this Univer
sity is all about."
Pollitt said that his first career choice
was journalism and that he worked for
a year with The Washington Post in
Washington, D.C., his hometown.
S POLLITT, page 2
Chilton protests town's praise of Blue Devils
By Kelly Ryan
For Chapel Hill Town Council
member and University senior Mark
Chilton, thinking Duke sucks is a mat
ter of principle that cannot be com
promised even in the political realm.
Chilton lived a Tar Heel dream
Monday night when he officially de
nounced Duke basketball and cast the
only opposing vote to a resolution
celebrating Duke's NCAA victory.
X ;.; "TheoneUNCstudentonthecoun
cil surely can't support the nasty play
ers of the other university," Chilton
said. "It's a matter of principle."
In a 7-1 vote, the council passed a
resolution honoring the Duke men's
basketball team for winning the
NCAA championship. The resolution
congratulates the program for per-,
sonifying "the term 'teamwork.'"
Council member Roosevelt
Wilkerson said he had presented the
resolution because Duke "s repeat vic
tory was unique. Duke's victory
marked the first time a men's basket-
ball team had won two consecutive
championships in the past 19 years.
'This year was a special year be
cause it was a repeat performance,"
Mayor Ken Broun, who abstained
from the vote, said he did not want to
denounce other members' suggestioas.
"I thought it would be inappropriate
to vote in favor," Broun said. "I don't
support the Duke team, I support the
Chilton's opposition was a good-natured
jab at Duke that reflected his school
pride, Wilkerson said. .
Chilton said he bad received 125
: messages Tuesday from Chapel Hill
residents praising his opposition. One
citizen said she opposed Duke because
coach Mike Krzyzewski and his players
used questionable language and behav
ior on television, Chilton said.
' After the council endorsement Mon
day night, Duke's most-lauded player
expressed annoyance with local media
on the "Arsenio Hall Show."
Christian Laettner told Hall that he
did not mind interviewing with papers
from metropolitan areas but that he
was tired of dealing with reporters
from small newspapers like "the little
Durham Morning Herald."
Herald-Sun sports reporter Al
Featherston said he did not take
Laettner's criticism seriously, .
"I laughed," he said. "I can't be
lieve that so many got so upset by h.
That's the way (Laettner) is."
"My only regret is that he didn't
mention my name or correctly name
the paper," he said. ,
The correct name of the Durham
paper is The Herald-Sun. The paper
wascalledTheDurham Morning Her
ald, but the name was changed two
Featherston criticized people who
took Laettner's comments seriously
because he could play basketball. He
said that Laettner had proved to be
intelligent at times but that he also
could be an "arrogant punk."
"The kid is 22 years old," he said.
"He's listening to rap music. How
See DUKE, page 4
Growing exhibition tennis circuit extends to Chapel Hill, stars in hand
By Amy McCaffrey
There are only 39 cities in the United
States where one can watch pro foot
ball, major league baseball, NBA bas
ketball or NHL hockey. For the rest of
the country, the opportunity to watch
America's top athletes is rare.
But the same misfortune does not
face fans of professional tennis. In addi
tion to the 75 U.S. sites on the Associa
tion of Tennis Professionals Tour, exhi
bition events give those cities off the
tour path an opportunity to host the
Chapel Hill will serve up the
Triangle's first tennis exhibition tonight.
The BMW CarolinaTennis Shoot-Out,
featuring Jimmy Connors, John and
Patrick McEnroe and Tim Mayotte, will
begin at 6 p.m. in the Smith Center.
TAC Sports Marketing, a
Westerville,' Ohio-based company, is
presenting the Shoot-Out. TAC Presi
dent Joe Hill said exhibition-style ten
nis showcased the tour's players. "By
bringing in the best players in the world,
but only having them involved for three
or four days, we get their best tennis, we
get their attention, and we really supply
our spectators with a lot of excitement,"
Patrick McEnroe, ranked No. 47 in
the world, occasionally competes in
these non-sanctioned events. He sees
exhibition tennis as a trade-off. "The
advantages are that you know exactly
where you're going to play , who you 're
going to play, and you can just prepare
for it," McEnroe said. "The disadvan
tage is that you're not playing for rank
Hill said he deliberately brought his
events where ten
nis had not been
"Where we see our
growth is in com
munities that atthe
present time do not
sional sports or
such as NFL, pro
or NBA," he said.
Which leaves him plenty of room to
stretch geographically. Since the
company's creation 4-12 years ago,
TAC has expanded from one event to 1 0
this year. Other sites for 1992 include
West Palm Beach, Fla., Charleston, SC.,
and Columbus, Ohio.
Another advantage to exhibition
events, Hill said, is that the formats are
tailored according to the event. "What
we really pride ourselves on is creating
formats that are completely different
than anything else they do," he said.
The Shoot-Out, for example, will
feature four singles competitions.
Connors will play a set against each of
the McEnroe brothers, and Mayotte will
compete in a set apiece against the broth
ers. The event will conclude with' a
single set of doubles, pitting the
McEnroes against Connors and
But the allure for the athletes begins
with the competition. "Connors and
(John) McEnroe wanted to play against
each other," Hill said.
"They wanted this type of event be
cause it really allows them some good
strong competition for a night of tennis
prior to taking off for the French Open,
going over to Europe for two months,"
Today, 6 p.m., Smith Center
Rick Vach, ATP's ranking and re
sults coordinator, did not agree that the
players used the events forcompetition.
"When players really want to move
up in the ranks and compete, they play
the ATP tour," he said. "They just play
exhibition to kind of cool down, maybe
make a little bit of extra money."
Of course, money plays a big factor
in the players' decisions to hit the exhi
bition circuit. The winning doubles team
will receive $20,000 for tonight's event.
Therefore, it is classified as a non-sanc-tioned
exhibition event, because the men
have a cash incentive to win in addition
to the set amount they will receive for
Compare that to the $388,000 that
Michael Stich collected after winning
Wimbledon in 1 99 1 . When playing in a
tour event, the odds of lasting to the
championship round through two gru
eling weeks of play are slight. Tour
events provide greater rewards, but ex
hibitions offer greater security.
The biggest disadvantage a player
has in playing in an exhibition event is
the inability to compete for ranking
points. The only way a player can affect
his rankings is by playing in tour events.
Hill has reason to be optimistic about
the future of exhibition tennis, as TAC
has experienced an annual growth rate
of 160 percent in gross revenues. Con
sequently, Hill said he believed tennis
players may end up competing more in
exhibition events than on the tour.
See TENNIS, page 4
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