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Volume 100, Issue 29
Thursday, April 16, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
'. A special Student Congress commit
tee will look into a recent spending
'spree that has left congress with only a
small amount of money to operate on
for the remainder of the year.
: The audit also will investigate all
congress expenditures in the past year.
Speaker Jennifer Lloyd appointed the
committee Wednesday night after dis
covering that congress had only $ 1 68 in
Pam Sanders, congress organiza
Emiis ready far challenges
as University Police chief
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
! Although the University's new di
rector of police and public safety has
not formulated a game plan yet, she said
she was looking forward to taking con
trol of UNC's 54-member force.
Alana Ennis, a Durham Police De
partment captain, said she would not
make any immediate changes upon her
installment May 4. "It's too soon to tell
about the (department's) problems," she
said. "I need time to learn the people
and the agencies."
About three months should prove to
be adequate time for Ennis to learn
about the inner workings of the depart
ment, she said. "Hopefully, within 90
days I'll have a grasp of what's what."
Improving the professional aura of
University Police is something Ennis
said she hoped to accomplish jointly
with the officers. "Tve read what they've
said in the paper about a more profes
sional agency, and that's my goal, too."
In her role as one of four district
commanders, Ennis was responsible for
supervising the work of four sergeants
and 4 1 officers in neighboring Durham,
a city riddled with crime.
Although geographically Chapel Hill
Commission may reconsider University ash
By Dana Pope
Assistant City Editor
Orange County Commissioners will
reconsider lowering the University's
ash tipping fee next week, but one com
missioner said Wednesday that the is
sue should not be brought up again.
: Donald Willhoit.thecommissioner's
representative on the Landfill Owners
Group (LOG), said at a Wednesday
LOG meeting that the commissioners
might vote again on the ash tipping fee
issue. The commissioners decided
against decreasing the University's fee
in a 3-2 vote last week.
But Commissioner Stephen
Lenoir's summer hours
won't include dinnertime
By Chandra McLean
' . Lenoir Dining Hall will be closed
during dinner and weekend hours this
summer because not many students
have eaten there in previous years,
University officials said Wednesday.
. "Few people eat dinner on campus
during summer break," said Biruta
Nielsen, contract administrator for
auxiliary services. "A lot of people are
here for only a short time over the
summer, whether it be for conferences
or for one session of summer school."
Chris Derby, director of Carolina
Dining Services, said that because stu
dents are not required to purchase meal
plans during the summer, many don't
eat at Lenoir.
"In 1990-91, we dropped the man
datory requirements," he said.
During the school year, students
who live on campus are required to
purchase $ 100 meal plans each semes
ter. Nielsen said that to compensate for
the limited hours at Lenoir, Union Sta
tion will offer more dinner options to
"There will be more sandwiches
and salads for students to choose from."
Derby said Union Station's hours
would be extended to 6:30 p.m. Mon-
if you're going to do something tonight
tional treasurer, said members could
not account for $216 worth of office
supplies purchased April 3. Tim Moore,
former congress speaker, authorized all
Moore could not be reached for com
"What mainly brought this about was
the expenditures in the last week of
congress," Sanders said. "We're just
interested in finding out where these
Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6, special
committee member, said the purchases
were not very economical.
is only about 10 miles apart from
Durham, the crime climate is radically
different, she said. "We deal with a lot
of violent crimes, homicides and as
saults, in Durham.
"That's not to say there's never vio
lence on a university campus, but it's
not to the same extent," she said.
Carolyn Elfland, interim police chief
and associate vice chancellor for busi
ness, said Ennis was selected partly
because of her experience with han
dling violent crimes.
"When we interviewed her for the
job, she said, 'I had two murders this
week,' " Elfland said.
Elfland said such experience was
particularly important for the position
because about 44 assaults were reported
to University Police in 1991.
Ennis said she has had some previous
' experience in dealing with the mechan
ics of a college campus. "The only other
university I've worked with is Duke,
and they have an excellent department."
But Ennis said she was not implying
that the Tar Heels' rival school had a
superior police department.
"I'm really looking forward to work
ing at the University," she said. "If I
didn't believe the University had a good
department, I wouldn't have applied."
Halkiotis, who voted against a reduc
tion, said Wednesday that he had never
heard of voting again on any issue and
would not change his vote if the com
mission voted again.
"As far as I'm concerned, the matter's
closed," he said.
The University had reached a tenta
tive agreement earlier this year with a
private company to haul ash produced
at its West Cameron Avenue power
plant to a landfill in Fayetteville for a
But Chapel Hill Public Works Direc
tor Bruce Heflin presented the Univer
sity with a plan to keep the ash in the
s day through Thursday during the sum
mer. Regular weekend hours, from 10
s a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from t to
5 p.m. Sunday, also will apply.
.: "Normally, they closed at 4:30p.m.
in past summers," Derby said. "They
will have pizzas, sandwiches and sal
ads available, and that should suffice
for the dinner hours."
Lenoir Dining Hall will close at
c 2:30 p.m. on weekdays this summer,
and Chase Hall will not operate. On
campus residents live in three North
:S Campus dormitories and Craige Resi
Derby said officials from the hous
ing department, summer school and
' auxiliary services came to the deci
sion. Yolanda Pridgen, a sophomore from
Wilmington, said she did not think
Lenoir's early closing would affect
"I don't eat at Lenoir during the
summer anyway," Pridgen said. "I
; usually eat out at restaurants with
friends because my classes are in the
Maureen Hagerty, a junior from
Raleigh, said that although it would be
nice to have a dinner option at Lenoir
: during the summer, it would not be
. worthwhile to keep Lenoir open for
; only a few students.
"It is unusual that they were pur
chased a couple of days before the pre
vious speaker left office," he said. "It is
unclear what happened to a large amount
of office supplies."
Denny Skipper, former congress
clerk, said he bought the supplies but
did not have time to put them away
when he returned to Suite C, so he
locked them inside the office.
When he returned the next day to put
the supplies away, someone had al
ready done the job, he said.
Sanders said she also questioned the
whereabouts of supplies purchased ear
Ennis said the decision to continue
existing programs, such as bike patrols
and student patrols, would hinge on
how successful they appeared after she
Potential areas of concentration could
include accrediting the department, she
said. Ennis, who was instrumental in
the Durham Police Department's suc
cessful quest for national accreditation,
said she was aware of only five univer
sity police departments in the country
that were accredited.
Accreditation improves the status of
a police department because of the in
tense examination the department must
submit to in the process, she said. "It
gives the agency a lot of credibility
because you're judged by outsiders,"
she said. "Every facet of your agency is
The University could benefit from
receiving accreditation because it can
decrease the risk of successful civil
liability lawsuits brought against the
department, Ennis said.
To prove her point, Ennis cited a case
in Pennsylvania alleging police brutal
ity. The suit was dropped by the plain
tiff after accreditation documents proved
that the officers had acted in accordance
with the rules of their department.
Heflin's plan would reduce the
University's tipping fee by $7, from
$20 per ton to $13 per ton. Govern
ments of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and
Orange County would make up the dif
ference by paying an extra $3 for ash
tipping at the landfill.
Willhoit said earlier this week that
lowering the fee for the University, while
creating a higher one for local town and
county governments, was not the issue.
"This isn't a question of preferential
treatment," he said. "This is not a fee on
But Halkiotis said commissioners
were trying to accommodate the University.
Public housing needs more attention,
By Brendan Smith
Public housing is not just a problem
for poor people, but it is an issue, like
public schools or roads, that must be
addressed by the entire community,
Donna Dyer, executive director of Or
ange Community Housing Corporation
(OCHC), said Wednesday.
'The community needs to come to
agree that everybody needs public hous
ing," Dyer said. "The problem is not a
low-income person's problem; it's
Dyer spoke at the second quarterly
board meeting of the Public Private
Slogan unites independent presidential, gubernatorial campaigns
By Rebecah Moore
Assistant State and National Editor
"Joe and Perot, the Independent Way
Whether they know it, independent
candidates H. Ross Perot and Joe
Mavretic have been tied together for a
campaign slogan that has been appear
ing in local newspapers, on bumper
stickers and on other campaign para
phernalia. Mavretic, an independent guberna
torial candidate, and Perot, the Texas
billionaire whose potential presidential
campaign has placed him in the national
spotlight, have been dubbed the state's
that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
lier in the year, such as 200 stamps and
a ream of paper.
"We've looked through the office,
and a lot of those things aren't there,"
she said. "There are little things that
should be there."
Cohen said, "It seems to her these
things couldn't be consumed by normal
congress usage in the passage of time
between then and now."
Andy Bressler, also a special com
mittee member, said the committee was
planning to find out exactly how the
money was spent.
"There were some funds spent at the
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"(The commissioners voting in fa
vor) were trying to pass a piece of
favorite consideration to lower the
University's cost," he said. "That's
wrong. That's all there is to it. I will
fight against it. It's a bunch of trash, no
At Tuesday's Carrboro Board of Al
dermen meeting, Alderman Jay Bryan
asked Heflin if reducing the University's
fees would set a precedent other groups
would want to follow.
"Historically, we have not had those
type of requests," Heflin said. "We don't
anticipate a deluge of requests, but we
need to be aware of that possibility."
Halkiotis said the county commis
April declared Fair Housing Month 3
Partnership (PPP), a group of represen
tatives from area governments, the Uni
versity, local merchants and commu
nity groups who meet to discuss com
Despite some efforts to build more
affordable housing in Orange County,
many stumblings persist, Dyer said.
Orange Water and Sewer Authority
hook-up fees, which do not fluctuate
with the price of housing, cause devel
opers to build expensive houses to off
set the flat fees.
OWASA hook-up fees of $4,325
added 5 percent to the cost of a house
solutions to parti
san politics by
ers who have
placed ads, on be
half of Mavretic,
in papers such as
The Daily Tar
Heel, which ran a
"Joe and Perot" ad
Perot's N.C. campaign supporters knew
about the Perot tie-in.
Mavretic, who presently is serving as
a member of the N.C. House of Repre
very end of this past (congressional)
year that we don't know how they were
spent," he said.
Sanders said that she and Lloyd
thought the congress account contained
more than $600, but when they went to
the Student Activities Fees Office, they
discovered less than $200.
She and Lloyd found that many con
gress expenditures from earlier in the
year, such as a long-overdue bill to
Student Stores, had not been paid, Sand
"We were very surprised these ex
penditures were on there and we were
President's Council on best known for his role
sioners had been more vocal in their
opposition because the landfill issue
was primarily a county issue.
"Most of the thrust of landfill proce
dure is put on the county," he said.
At Wednesday's LOG meeting,
Carrboro Alderman Tom Gurganus said
the aldermen would have voted in favor
of the reduced ash tipping fee at their
meeting Tuesday but added that alder
men still had questions about the pro
posal. "It's not a mandate," he said. "There
is enough discussion so that we should
consider those who are against."
Alderman Randy Marshall said ev
ery taxpayer in the county would face
the OCHC is building in Carrboro, Dyer
said. The OCHC, a non-profit organiza
tion funded by area governments, has
plans to build 2 1 houses for people with
incomes below 80 percent of the me
Dyer said she would approve of a
si iding scale for OWASA fees based on
the price of a home or a rebate for low
Carrboro Board of Aldermen mem
ber Jacquelyn Gist said OWASA fees
could not be changed from project to
project because they were set by local
"I think we're barking up the wrong
tree when we blame OWASA for the
sentatives from District 8, said the DTH
ad was submitted on his behalf by
Braxton Honeycutt, an N.C. State Uni
versity graduate student. Honeycutt was
unavailable for comment.
"I did not know about (Perot's name
on the ad)," Mavretic said. "I guess I
gave him some free press, but someone
else handled the placement of the ad."
The idea for the "Joe and Perot"
slogan originated in a headline in The
(Raleigh) News & Observer's "Under
the Dome" column, Mavretic said.
"I told (the newspaper), 'I don't think
it should be Perot and Joe but Joe and
Perot'," he said jokingly. "That has to
be where it is from."
not aware of them," she said.
One reason congress members are so
concerned with the missing supplies is
that congress will operate on half of its
budget from last year, Sanders said.
Lloyd said, "Simply not enough
In other news, Moore said he would
drop a bill that would have revamped
the Carolina Union Board of Directors.
The proposal was met with strong
opposition from Union leaders. Four
board positions reserved for student
groups would have been replaced with
in the Terminator" movies, met with Gov.
to elementary school students.
increased taxes if the proposal was not
"The facts are this isn't going to
shorten the life of the landfill, and it's
not bribery by the University," he said.
"I think it's a reasonable proposal, and
we should approve it."
But Alderman Frances Shetley said
she opposed giving the University a
lower tipping fee.
"I don't see an advantage in filling it
up faster than necessary and getting less
money for doing so," she said. "It seems
to be fair that we should reject this
request, and hopefully they willcooper
ate with us anyway. It's just a neces
sity." group says
hook-up problem," Gist said.
Expensive hook-up fees are caused
more by local governments, which fail
to fully fund OWASA, than by OWASA
itself. Gist said.
In addition to lowering OWASA fees.
Dyer said area governments should al
locate funds specifically for affordable
Other communities provide funds for
affordable housing through bond refer
endums, tax hikes and requirements that
developers build a certain number of
low-income homes, she said.
Dyer said that she was not sure what
See PPP, page 4
Like Mavretic, Perot'scampaign sup
porters were shocked to find out the
Texas computer tycoon's name ap
peared in the ad.
"I was not aware of (the ad)," said
Jonathan Demers, co-coordinator of
N.C. Citizens for Perot.
Perot's supporters have campaign
offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Winston-Salem
in an effort to get the Texan's
name on the general election ballot.
Perot has said he would run if his name
appeared on the ballot in all 50 states.
Although Perot has refused to en
dorse any independent candidates run
See PEROT, page 7