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Volume 100, Issue 31
Tuesday, April 21, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
One-room campus tour
Susie Katz (right), a junior from Rockville, Md., leads her campus University Monday.
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UNC student killed in weekend boating accident
By Steve Politi
Elizabeth Ann Fuller, a fourth-year
student in the School of Pharmacy, died
this weekend in a boating accident on
the Tar River.
Fuller, a native of Washington, N.C,
was thrown from the boat with six other
passengers when the driver tried to make
a sharp turn without slowing down, Pitt
County police Detective Ron Smith said.
No other passengers were injured in the
"It's my understanding that they were
By Teesha Holladay
; Graduation is rapidly approaching,
so seniors who plan to don caps and
gowns May 1 0 need to make sure every
thing is in order before the commence
Jane Smith, a representative of the
office of special projects, said seniors
must use this final week of classes to
make final pre-graduation arrange
ments. "Seniors need to get a cap and gown,
make arrangements with Student Af
fairs for handicapped relatives coming
to commencement, return all library
materials and check with the cashier's
office to make sure all holds are cleared,"
But some seniors still are thinking
about final exams and other spring dis
Sports heroes occupy special place
By Warren Hynes
The nationwide sports hero is a rare
sight in 1992.
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Gooden a slugger? 6-point shots?
Children say the darnedest things
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; By Warren Hynes
- When asking 9-, 10- and ll-year-
olds who their favorite sports hero is,
' one is bound to come upon answers
' that are simply irreplaceable. Listed
' first is the child's favorite sports hero
' followed by his or her reason. Names
: are withheld so as to prevent any fu-
i Here they are, straight from the
mouths of babes:
"Nolan Ryan: He pitched 300 no
i hitters." (Just a slight factual error;
Ryan has won 314 games and pitched
s seven no-hitters.)
"Dwight Gooden: He is my fa
vorite because he makes good home
runs." (They are good when he makes
them, but the New York Mets pitcher
J f ' W" "
' r .
racing with another boat at a pretty high
speed," Smith said.
Washington resident Leon Simpkins,
the boat's driver, was charged with reck
less and careless boat operation.
Smith said the local district attorney
might add a manslaughter charge de
pending on the results of further inves
tigation. "I'm not sure about the other charge
yet," Smith said.
"We still have quite a few witnesses
The accident occurred late Saturday
afternoon. Smith and a team of divers
plan ahead for graduation
tractions. Cassandra Sherrill, a senior
journalism major from Granite Falls,
said she hadn't thought much about
"I know my mom's coming, but I
don't really know who else will be
there," she said. "My friends and I
haven't talked about graduation too
much; it depresses us, so we've just
Graduating seniors must be at the
stadium at 9:30 a.m.
The Carolina blue caps and gowns
for students receiving their bachelor's
degree are available now through May
9 at Student Stores for $15.95.
David Brinkley , television news show
host for ABC, is the featured speaker of
Honorary degrees will be awarded to
Brinkley; Shelby Foote, Civil War his
torian; Sherman Lee, adjunct professor
A poll of 299 fourth- and fifth-graders
from Carrboro and from Staten Is
land, N.Y., showed that a few select
athletes and one in particul-Air
are the dominant role models in theeyes
has hit only four home runs in his
"Christian Laettner and Babe
Ruth: I think they are both really good
at what they dodid." (Odd pair, but
smashing use of tenses.)
"Mark Spitz: He won seven gold
medals in the Olympics without cap
and goggles." (Spitz, an Olympic
swimming great, realized in 1 972 that
it was better to look good than to feel
"Craig Ehlo: I don't know. My
dad was born in Cleveland." (The
Cleveland Cavaliers guard would be
glad to know he has a fan, but he
might not be overwhelmed with that
"Michael Jordan: He does good
moves, slam dunks and he shoots 6
pointers." (No explanation required.)
What is the hardest
The group consisted of prospective students
began looking for Fuller about 7 p.m.
and continued for several hours until
the river's currents made their efforts
too difficult, he said.
The team continued its search in the
morning on Easter Sunday and found
Fuller's body at 1:20 p.m., Smith said.
"When I found her, it was visible that
the boat had struck her," he said.
Smith said that the autopsy con
firmed that Fuller died of trauma and
Lou Fuller, Elizabeth's mother, said
boating was her daughter's hobby.
She was involved actively in the
of art; Franklin Williams, former direc
tor of the National Institute of Aging;
and Anne Queen, former director of the
James Kessler, assistant director of
disability services, said 1,000 seats in
Kenan Stadium were set aside for spe
"Last year, there were about 150
people who were unable to climb stairs
that had special seating on the field," he
said. "Those who are able to manage
stairs have special accommodations in
"Anyone with disabled guests attend
ing the exercises needs to contact the
office or come down and fill out a
form," he said. "As of today, we've had
about 200 applications for special ac
commodations, but in the last days be
fore graduation, we'll probably get about
of today's children.
The poll was conducted at Carrboro
Elementary School and at Publ ic School
39, located on Staten Island. The New
York school includes many students
from a nearby naval base who have
lived in various regions of the United
Students were asked four questions,
with multiple answers allowed. The
questions were as follows:
1 . Who is your favorite sports hero?
2. Why is this person your favorite?
3. Who are some others in sports that
you really like?
4. Who are some people in sports that
you do not like too much?
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and
Bo Jackson stood clearly ahead of any
one else as the most-liked sports heroes
in America. Jordan was a favorite sports
hero of 121 students 40 percent of
those polled. All in all, 64 percent named
Jordan as either their favorite or one
who they really liked.
Johnson was named as a favorite or a
well-liked athlete by 36 percent of those
polled, and Jackson was listed by 33
percent. The next closest, Joe Montana,
was named by 14 percent.
Mike Tyson and Larry Bird were the
most strongly disliked among those ath-
task in the world? To think. Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
A student accused of embezzling
more than $75,000 from the campus
yearbook told police his motivation
stemmed from his unsuccessful bid for
editor, but Yackety Yack officials said
the embezzlement began more than two
months before the election occurred.
Tracy Lamont Keene, 2 1 , of 1 0 1 -1 3
Melville Loop Road, was charged Dec.
5 with 21 counts of embezzlement.
Keene, former Yack business manager,
allegedly stole a total of $75,896.65,
beginning with a $1,285 check written
Jan. 18, 1990. The Yackety Yack editor
election, the outcome of which Keene
blamed for his subsequent stealing, was
held March 29, 1990.
In a transcript of an interview con
ducted by Lt. Clay Williams of Univer
sity Police and Edwin Capel, director of
UNC's internal audit department, Keene
said he was seeking revenge on the
Yack because he was not elected editor.
"I was disappointed in the Yack and
people working for the Yack because in
December ( 1 989), I was supposed to be
elected as the editor of the yearbook.
Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity,
working on its service committee, Lou
"She had not decided where she was
going after graduation," Lou Fuller said.
A group of students from the frater
nity called and told the family they
planned to raise money to establish a
memorial fund in Elizabeth's honor.
"I thought it was wonderful," Lou
George Cocolas, associate dean of
the pharmacy school, said students in
one of Fuller's classes collected money
to send flowers to the funeral.
"We'll be here until 5 p.m. on the
Friday before graduation."
Janet Keel, records assistant at the
Office of the University Registrar, said
there are three things that keep many
seniors from graduating.
"First, all prospective graduates need
to make an extra check to make sure any
temporary grades have been replaced
with permanent ones," she said. "Next,
they must verify that all transfer credit
has been transferred. Finally, correspon
dence credit should be verified."
Keel said there were 4,700 candi
dates fordegrees, but not as many would
actually receive diplomas.
Seniors can check on their grades
between May 4 and May 8 in the
registrar's office. Office hours are 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Grades also will be avail
able from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Satur
day May 9.
in hearts of
letes receiving votes from both schools.
Tyson was named by 13 percent and
Bird by 1 1 percent. Duke basketball
players Bobby Hurley and Christian
Laettner both received more unfavor
able votes than either Tyson or Bird, but
all those votes came from Carrboro.
As for Jordan, well, he soared far
above the crowd.The high-flying, high
scoring, high-exposure Chicago Bulls
guard outdistanced both Johnson and
Jackson by 28 percentage points as the
most-favored athlete. Add to that the
fact that both Johnson and Jackson may
never play professional sports again,
and Jordan stands out even more as the
greatest American sports hero.
Naquana Wynter, an 11 -year-old
from Staten Island, said she liked Jor
dan because "he helps kids out, and he
gives money to the funds for helping
kids in college and getting jobs and
Other responses as to why Jordan
was the most liked varied greatly:
"He's on commercials. Everybody
talks about him in the news."
"He can do just about anything
and things did not come out as planned,"
Keene said in the transcript.
"I think I was mad and angry at the
people there and at the yearbook be
cause I was literally backstabbed by
some of the people there, and I thought
that all my time and effort that I had put
into the Yack was of no use," he said. "I
guess you can say that my motivation
was that I was angry and wanted to see
the Yack fail."
But Kelly Sherrill, who ran against
Keene and won in the election he re
ferred to, said she did not understand
how Keene could blame his behavior on
the election 's outcome, because the elec
tion did not take place until more than
two months after he allegedly began
"I don't see how that could be the
reason," she said. "It's sort of impos
sible because the election had not even
been held until March 29.
"He was not even informed that I
may possibly be running until the be
ginning of February 1990," she said.
Keene could not be reached for com
Williams said people accused of
crimes were allowed to say whatever
"She was very thoughtful of others,"
"I remember her as a very sweet and
pleasant young lady. She was going on
her merry way through the program."
Fuller w ill be recognized at the School
of Pharmacy's awards banquet tonight,
B.W. Hadzija, Fuller's faculty advi
sor, said Fuller was popular among her
peers in the school.
"She was one of the nicest girls and
very respectful in her attitude toward
faculty," she said.
"I was absolutely devastated when I
Seniors rush to pass swim test
as officials check final records
By Michael Workman
About 650 seniors flocked to the
last swim test April 10, but those who
didn't make it to Woollen Gym to take
the test will not receive diplomas.
Or will they?
An official in the Kenan-Flagler
Business School said students who
did not pass the swim test would not
graduate, but officials from the School
of Education and the College of Arts
and Sciences refused to comment about
enforcement of the swim test regula
tion. The Undergraduate Bulletin states
that all students must pass a swim
ming test to graduate.
Jean Riggsbee, an administrative
assistant in the business school, said,
"If I don't put down that they have
with a basketball."
"I like when he sticks his tongue
out when he slams the ball."
"He's on the Upper Deck card."
These responses touch on the many
ways a sports figure such as Jordan can
appeal to youngsters today. There is the
person's character and personality; the
athlete's exposure on commercials and
newscasts; his physical abilities; his
trademark rituals; and his appearance
on the ever-more-valuable sports cards.
Jane Arrington, a fourth-grade
teacher at Carrboro Elementary, said
she feared the attention given to sports
heroes such as Jordan.
"I have a whole lot of trouble with
sports heroes right now," Arrington said.
"I think by and large they're very detri
mental for my kids.
"Sometimes, the kids don't separate
the glamour of the game with the glam
our of the news coverage. Some kids
don't separate the good and the bad.
They just swallow it wholesale."
Added Jaime Fallucca, an 1 1 -year-old
from Staten Island: "Heroes are
people who can save other peoples'
lives. All the people in sports do is give
you entertainment. That's not really
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they wanted during police interviews.
"People give us all kinds of responses
during an interview," he said. "What he
felt like his motive was, that's what we
The discrepancy between the actual
date of the election and the date Keene
cited does not prove anything conclu
sively, Williams said.
"As to whether the dates match up,
there are still a lot of unanswered ques
tions about his intention, and that's why
we're still investigating the case," he
The transcript of the interview, which
was only in the possession of Univer
sity Police and the district and defense
attorneys' offices, was not officially
released, Williams said.
"It's part of our investigation file,
and we didn't release it, and the (district
attorney) says he didn't release it,"
Keene's defense attorney. Jay Bryan,
did not return a message left on his
office answering machine Monday af
ternoon. Williams said he thought Keene's
case would not be brought to trial until
the end of the summer or early fall.
heard this morning."
Fuller planned to go into retail
pharmancy after graduation, Hadzija
Tom Hughes, instructor of one of
Fuller's recitation classes, said Fuller
was one of the friendliest students he
had ever met.
"I was just talking to her the other
day, and I was thinking how nice it
would be for our profession to have
someone like Beth enter it soon," he
Marty Minchin contributed to this
passed the swim test, then the
registrar's office won't graduate
Janet Keel, records assistant in the
registrar's office, said officials in the
School of Journalism and Mass Com
munication, the School of Education
and the College of Arts and Sciences
checked for swim test results before
sending records to the registrar for
final graduation approval.
The business school asks the
registrar's office to check the results
of the swim test, she said.
"If it has been identified as a re
quirement that would eliminate a per
son from graduating ... I would not
graduate that person," Keel said.
Meg Lanchantin, UNC director of
aquatics, said, "They can walk in
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Who s Hot and Who's Not
Who is your favorite sports
1. Michael Jordan :40
2. (tie) Magic Johnson 12
Bo Jackson 1 2
4. Kristi Yamaguchi 8
5. Joe Montana 6
Who are some others in
sports that you really like?
1 . Magic Johnson 24
2. Michael Jordan 23
3. Bo Jackson 21
4. None 10
5. Hubert Davis 9
Who are some athletes that
you do not like too much?
1. Bobby Hurley 16
2. Christian Laettner 1 5
3. Mike Tyson 13
4. Larry Bird 11
5. None 9
All votes came from Carrboro