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Volume 100, Issue 36
Monday, May 18, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Ashley Fogle
In his first official response to Gov.
Jim Martin's budget plan, Chancellor
Paul Hardin attacked the suggestion
that the University give up half its fed
eral research grants but spoke only
briefly about a possible 10 percent tu
"The part of Governor Martin's pro
posal that I find completely unaccept
able relates to the handling of overhead
receipts on federally funded grants and
contracts," Hardin said in a May 14
Overhead receipts are funds provided
By Michael LoParco
The Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation and Graduate Students United
can publish information without Sum
mer Congress' prior review, the chief
justice of the Student Supreme Court
ruled this month.
Chief Justice Malcolm Turner issued
restraining orders forbidding the Sum
mer Congress from enforcing rider pro
visions in the CGLA and GSU budgets
that require the organizations to submit
material for publication to Congress
three days before distribution.
- His orders are in effect until the Su
preme Court can rule on the fairness of
the riders. The Court's decision is ex
pected in the fall.
The two groups filed Supreme Court
cases in February after Student Con
gress members approved the rider pro
visions, but the Court did not get to the
cases during the spring semester.
Although outgoing Student Body
President Matt Heyd refused to sign the
bill, it became law in March.
Congress members who approved
the riders said they must review the
groups' publications to ensure that stu
dent activity fees are not being used for
politically partisan purposes, which is
forbidden in Title 2, Part 6, Article 3,
Section le of the Student Code.
But leaders of the two groups said the
rider provisions infringe on their rights
of free speech guaranteed in the U.S.
Former CGLA Chairwoman Svati
Shah said Turner's decision was fair
See CONGRESS, page 7
Sprinter charged with
By Anna Griffin
The probable cause hearing for UNC
sprinter Reginald Decarlo Harris, who
was accused of rape earlier this month,
will take place Friday in Orange County
Superior Court in Hillsborough.
Harris, 21, of Morrison Residence
Hall, a three-time AIl-American and the
1991-92 ACC indoor track most valu
able player, turned himself in to Uni
versity Police May 8 after a 2 1 -year-old
UNC student accused him of raping her
in the early morning hours of May 5.
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by federal agencies to support the facili
ties that universities use in research,
such as libraries and laboratories.
Under North Carolina's budget, the
state already claims 20 percent of over
head receipts at UNC and N.C. State
University. Martin's proposal would
increase the state's share to half this
year, at a cost of $1 1 million to UNC.
"More than $7.5 million that we had
counted on (last year) to replace roofs
and otherwise refurbish research facili
ties, to rehabilitate and bring up to new
OSHA standards our vitally important
teaching laboratories, to support our
information network, to support our li
braries, and to support grant amking
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Members of the Class of 1 992 celebrate during Commencement received their degrees following the keynote address by broad
exercises in Kenan Stadium May 1 0. More than 4,000 students cast journalist David Brinkley. See related stories, page 5.
police reports, the
woman told police
she was asleep in
her room when
Harris entered and
forced her to have
sexual intercourse sl
at approximately 1
calling the police,
the woman was Reggie Harris
treated at Student
Health Services, police reports stated.
The woman told police she and Har
By Peter Wallsten
UNC-system schools' trustees are
losing touch with students by approv
ing unnecessary fee increases that pre
vent some people from attending col
lege, members of the Board of Gover
nors said at this month's BOG meeting.
Board member Charles Flack, who
voiced strong opposition during the May
8 BOG meeting to an fee increase at
UNC-Charlotte for a new $26.3 million
student activities center and basketball
arena, said the process for approving
fees must include more student input.
Trustees are not seeking enough in
formation about proposed fee increases,
"There is nothing sinister involved
here," Flack said later in an interview.
"But it's the process. Lord have mercy.
and administration abruptly disappeared
from our accounts," Hardin said.
"To put it shortly, the Governor's
proposal is that the state renege for the
second consecutive year on its formal
committment to system campuses to
reduce the state's capture of overhead
Hardin said he had discussed his con
cerns with Martin. "He expects me to
keep the pressure on him, and I will not
disappoint that expectation."
Although Hardin vowed to "speak
very emphatically in opposition to one
aspect" of the budget, he did not criti
cize Martin's proposal to raise tuition at
the UNC system's 16 campuses.
ris were acquaintances.
A rising senior from Kinston, Harris
was released May 8 on $10,000 unse
cured bond. He made his first appear
ance before the court May 11, accom
panied by attorney James "Butch" Wil
liams of Durham.
UNC Sports Information Director
Rick Brewer said this is the first time in
recent memory an athlete has been ac
cused of rape while in the middle of a
UNC wrestler Carmen Catullo, who
was first charged in August 199 1 , prior
to the start of the season, was acquitted
we've got to change the process."
During the meeting, Mark Bibbs,
BOG member and president of the UNC
Association of Student Governments,
sparred with UNC-C Chancellor Jim
Woodward about the process by which
the university administration sought stu
dent input on the project.
After their debate, the BOG approved
the UNC-C fee increase to fund the
190,000-square-foot, 9,500-seat arena.
Student activity fees will fund about
$21 million of the project, with the
remainder coming from private sources.
UNC-C students, who now pay about
$40 annually for on-campus activities,
will pay $60 next year. Their fees will
rise to $90 in 1 993-94, $ 1 20 in 1 994-95
and 1995-96, and $130 in 1996-97 and
1997-98. After that, the fees will hold
steady at $105.
Bibbs proposed changes in the sys
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The proposed 10 percent hike would
raise in-state tuition by $78, while out-of-state
students would pay $664 more.
"I'm disappointed that tuition has
increased," Hardin responded when
asked about that aspect of the governor's
budget. "But that is a more legitimate
way of addressing a budgetary concern.
I may have more concerns with the
proposal as the budgetary season un
folds." Both Hardin and NCSU Chancellor
Larry Monteith said the state's policy of
reclaiming funds from research grants
puts an unfair burden on the schools.
"Because the UNC-CH faculty is so
brilliantly successful in competing for
of second-degree rape in late March.
The athletic department suspended
Catullo from the team during the course
of the trial, causing the senior to miss
the entire 1991-92 season.
Former UNC soccer player Thomas
Patrick O'Connor is awaiting trial on
second-degree rape charges. The inci
dent in which he was accused occurred
after his eligibility had expired.
Harris, one of the nation's top sprint
ers, was scheduled to race in several
more meets, including the NCAA cham-
See RAPE, page 7
in fee hikes
tem and said students should vote on all
fee increases, just as UNC-CH students
approved fee funding for their nearly
complete Student Recreation Center.
"There was no vote by the (UNC-C)
student body about this," said Bibbs,
who is a non-voting member of the
BOG. "We're not debating the merits of
the project per se, but the process. ...
The power needs to be left with students
of individual campuses."
Woodward said he had sought stu
dents' opinions since the project's con
ception in 1989. Three student body
presidents at UNC-C, including 1991
92 President Derrick Griffith, who was
just elected to serve an unprecedented
second term, have served on the plan
ning committee, Woodward said.
'There has been heavy student par
See FEES, page 7
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federal grants and contracts, our cam
pus provided the huge bulk more
than 70 percent of all the overhead
receipts captured by the state," Hardin
said. "Most of the rest came from North
Monteith agreed that UNC-CH and
NCSU would have to shoulder more of
the burden of budget cuts than the other
system schools under the proposal.
NCSU stands to lose $3.3 million in
overhead receipts to the state next year.
"Our neighbors at Duke and UNC
are competing for many of the same
grants and contracts," Monteith said.
"Duke gets all of their (overhead re
ceipts) and invests them wisely, but
By Anna Griffin
Chancellor Paul Hardin agreed to
meet one new request by UNC house
keepers but rejected three others in a
meeting last week that was so heated
that shouts could be heard from outside
the South Building conference room.
"We pretty much went in there and
gave him hell again," said housekeeper
Marsha Tinnen. "We asked him if he
wanted what happened in (last month's
riots in) California to happen here."
Hardin was unavailable for comment
following the meeting, but later told
reporters he was pleased with the ses
sion. Seven housekeepers and attorney
Alan McSurely attended the May 14
meeting representing about 100 house
keepers who have filed grievances
against the University requesting higher
pay and better working conditions.
After the hour-long session, which
was closed to the public, the house
keepers said Hardin only promised to
re-evaluate the Apple Computer loan
The program currently does not ap
ply to University employees making
less than $15,000 a year. Most UNC
housekeepers earn between $ 1 2,000 and
McSurely said lawyers for Apple had
agreed to adjust the program to incorpo
rate lower pay-scaleemployees. "(Apple
executives) just didn't realize there were
people here making less than $ 15,000 a
year," he said.
Hardin rejected the group's three
Most N.C. residents
By Peter Wallsten
In an effort to publicize a recent poll
showing widespread support for a $300
million construction bond for the UNC
system. General Administration offi
cials are planning extensive lobbying
efforts to urge the legislature to hold a
statewide referendum on the issue.
A statewide poll of 1,000 adults
conducted last month by pollster Lou
Harris and funded by the UNC system
showed that voters supported the pro
posed bond to pay for construction on
the 16 UNC-system campuses.
Sixty-nine percent of participants
in the telephone survey said they would
vote for the bond issue, while 23 per
cent said they opposed it, Harris said.
In response to the requests of Board
of Governors members Travis Porter
and Jim Holshouser, UNC-system
President CD. Spangler agreed at a
bond committee meeting May 8 to
send summaries of the poll and letters
about the universities' need for more
buildings to state legislators.
BOG members noted that paying
off the bond while the state still had a
top bond rating and while construction
prices were competitive would be bet-,
ter than waiting to pass the bond.
Porter said legislators must be con
Chapel Hill only gets 50 percent of that
"Tell me the faculty are prospering
from that type of system."
Hardin said he was confident that
Martin would amend his proposal for
the handling of overhead receipts, al
though he would not speculate as to
where the money might come from.
"I am confident that in the end, with
Governor Martin's approval, the Gen
eral Assembly will have returned to its
comm ittment to reduce immediately and
eliminate eventually the state's use of
overhead receipts to reduce appropriar
tions to the generating campuses," he
That the University pay transpor
tation costs for the housekeepers and
their advocates to lobby members of the
General Assembly in Raleigh during
the upcoming summer session.
Hardin said he was not authorized to
allocate funds for such a purpose.
That the chancellor organize a
meeting between the housekeepers,
UNC administrators and state legisla
tors, including State Speaker of the
House Dan Blue and local representa
tives Joe Hackney, Anne Barnes,
Howard Lee and Russell Walker.
Although Hardin agreed to attend
and provide space for such a session, he
said he could not simply request a meet
ing with busy state legislators.
That Hardin schedule biweekly
meetings with representatives of the
housekeepers throughout the summer
to discuss developing issues.
While the chancellor agreed to meet
with the housekeepers again, he said
that he could not guarantee regularly
Hardin also announced that the Uni
versity would establish scholarships for
employees wishing to attend work-related
classes and those working toward
high-school diplomas or General
Under the revised program, employ
ees will be able to attend three hours of
class per week during work and can take
another three credits after hours, with
the University footing the bill. Employ
ees who work 40-hour weeks will re
ceive overtime pay for attending classes
vinced that immediate passage of the
bond would be the most fiscally re
"We have to sell that (to legisla
tors)," Porter said. "You've got to
take all those tools we 're talking about
and people here have got to sell them.".
UNC-system officials estimate that
the debt service on the $300 million,
bond would be about $25-30 million
annually through the end of the de
cade less than .5 percent of the
state's 1992 General Fund.
At a May 1 press conference, Har
ris pointed to a "remarkable coales
cence" of issues surrounding the im
mediate need for the bond.
"(State residents) agree with the
argument that indebtedness should
take place when interest rates are the
lowest in many years, especially with
the state having a AAA rating," Har
ris said. "Second, they see highly prac
tical advantages to a depressed con
struction industry in the state by un
dertaking extensive building on the
16 campuses now."
The legislature convenes May 26,
and UNC-system officials hope to get
the bond issue on the ballot as soon as
possible possibly by this fall.
Spangler stressed that the system
See BOND, page 7