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Volume 100, Issue 48
Wednesday, August 26, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Concerned Hardin geeks help
in easing camon racial strife
By Anna Griffin
Worried that the racial tension felt on
- campus last year could worsen during
the coming semester, Chancellor Paul
Hardin last week cal led together a group
of 1 2 campus and community leaders to
discuss possible ways to improve race
relations at UNC.
The informal groupof advisers, which
includes six campus figures and six
leaders in the local black community,
met with Hardin at his home Aug. 1 7.
The meeting, which lasted about 3 12
hours, could be the beginning of a series
of discussions between Hardin and lo
cal black leaders.
"I felt like we had a rather uneasy
year in terms of race relations," Hardin
said. "It's sort of a tense time, and I just
want to get all the advice I can on how
to make the University of North Caro
lina a more comfortable place to live
BCC group talks end in disagreement
By Anna Griffin
A committee to discuss possible plans
for a free-standing black cultural center
was disbanded this summer after stu
dents demanded evidence that the
committee's work would not be in vain.
The committee, proposed by Donald
Boulton, vice chancellor for student
affairs, was to consider three or four
possible designs for a new building, but
it was broken up at a meeting between
Boulton and several student leaders in
Boulton said that although he had
several constructive conversations with
Officer offers whistles
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
Due to a new crime-prevention pro
gram run by the University Police, many
students and employees will be carry
ing whistles along with their book bags
and briefcases this year.
Students, staff and faculty members
will be receiving whistles sporting the
University Police emergency number
this fall as police officers work with
several campus organizations to make
Campus community kicks off new year with expanded recycling
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New Universitywide recycling program targets
waste reduction through
By Gerri Baer
Students living on campus this year
will find protecting the environment a
little bit easier, thanks to a new resi
dence hall recycling program.
The program, which includes the
addition of dorm-room recycling bins
and more recycling centers around cam
pus, is sponsored by the UNC Office of
Waste Reduction and Recycling, the
physical plant and the Department of
"We think that by providing indi
vidual containers in students' rooms, it
will be easier for students who want to
participate," said Wayne Kuncl, UNC
New outdoor recycling centers allow
students and University employees to
recycle aluminum, glass, glossy maga
zines and newspapers, said Charles
Button, UNC recycling coordinator.
White paper recycling bins are located
in each dormitory.
Upon checking intotheirrooms, dorm
residents also received guides explain
ing how and where to recycle items that
are not accepted at campus recycling
centers, such as cardboard, motor oil
and plastics, Button said.
Button said he began die recycling
effort last spring, after spending a great
deal of time studying what types of
recycling programs would be most ef
fective for dorm residents.
Finding out whether residents would
be interested in having bins in their
rooms was the first step, Button said.
Members of the TAr Heel Recycling
Those invited to
the meeting in
cluded civil rights
Lee, the Rev. J.R.
Roland and R.D.
Evans, a chemis-
try professor; Audreye Johnson, an as
sociate professor in the School of Social
Work; Chuck Stone, a professor of jour
nalism; Marion Phillips, associate dean
of the medical school; Robert Reddick,
aprofessorof pathology; and Carl Smith,
assistant to the provost.
N.C. Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange,
and former Chapel Hill-Carrboro school
board member Fred Battle were unable
to attend the meeting because of prior
members of the
coalition, the stu
dents refused to
participate in the
they received a
signed letter from
that a free-standing
ally would be built.
demanded it in writing from the chan
cellor," Boulton said. "I just can't do
that. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't
promise them that."
the University community more aware
Lt. Marcus Perry, UNC crime-prevention
officer, said he designed the
whistles last year. The whistles are dis
tributed along with a pamphlet describ
ing safety programs and tips every time
Perry does a lecture on crime preven
tion, he said.
"People seem interested in getting
the whistles," he said. "I'll be distribut
ing them at programs until I run out."
Perry said that although the new pro
Program helped Button by conducting a
survey of on-campus residents.
"The students were involved in the
decision of whether or not to implement
this program," Button said. "The main
question we were answering was
whether students in dorms would he
willing to carry the bins to an outdoor
"Eighty-seven percent of students
indicated that they would be willing to
Button recruited help in gaining sup
port for the program from Cristina Perez
and Tina H abash, co-chairwomen of
TARP. The Residence Hal Associa
tion endorsed the program at a meeting
"The RHA seemed pretty positive
about the program," Habash said. "The
bins should teach people a little more
responsibility, and it's a good reminder
for students to recycle."
Physical Plant officials and housing
department administrators each pro
vided half of the funding for the recy
cling bins. The total cost of the dorm
bins was $1 1,500, Button said.
The bins are listed on each student's
room inventory, and the replacement
cost for a bin is $10, he said.
Button said that after gaining the
support of RHA, he asked the Physical
Plant director to commit to half of the
funding and then asked the Department
of Housing to commit to the other half.
Charles Streeter, RHA president, said
that although his organization, which
works as a liaison between students and
See RECYCLING, page 21
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'These are people I knew or knew
of," Hardin said. 'These are people I
knew could be counted on to give con
scientious, straight-forward advice."
Other participants at the meeting in
cluded Provost Richard McCormick and
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs. Harold Wallace, vice
chancellorfor University affairs, helped
Hardin coordinate the meeting.
While the group is not an official
committee, Hardin said he hoped they
would choose to meet again. "This may
become a kind of advisory committee to
the chancellor, but 1 don't want to force
the issue with (the group)," he said. "I
would like to get together again, but that
is really up to everyone."
While no concrete solutions were
found during the discussion, the chan
cellor said he received several sugges
tions that might help curb racial tension
on campus this year.
But students involved in the coali
tion for a free-standing BCC disagreed
with Boulton's interpretation of the
events surrounding the breakdown in
talks between UNC administrators and
Coalition member Charles McNair,
BSM minister of information, said the
Division of Student Affairs was not
conducting fund-raising efforts for a
free-standing building. Supporters of a
free-standing BCC didn't want to dis
cuss specific plans for the building when
they knew no effort was being made to
fund construction, he said.
"I don't think there was necessarily a
demand made (by the students),"
with safety message
grams were not in reaction to an alert
issued by University Police Chief Alana
Ennis and Chapel Hill Police Chief
Ralph Pendergraph this summer, the
alert did make people more concerned
The alert, which urged pedestrians
not to walk alone at night, followed two
assaults on campus in July. Chancellor
Paul Hardin Tuesday said he might is
sue another alert for the fall because
most students were away from campus
over the summer.
Freshman Lisa Bowers empties her recyclables outside Hinton James Residence Hall
books and get on
"The idea wasn't to make any deci
sions right now," Hardin said. "This
was about getting people to share their
ideas and views."
Chuck Stone said he was encouraged
by the meeting. Stone, who has been at
UNC for a year, also said he was im
pressed by Hardin's sensitivity toward
"I know some students might not
agree with me on this, but I think Paul
Hardin is a man of good will," Stone
said. "He is a friend, and he is commit
ted to enhancing the black experience
Although no definitive solutions were
reached, the meeting was productive
and might have been a sign of good
things to come, Stone said.
"We explored a range of options," he
said. "I think you're going to see real
positive discussion on this campus."
See HARDIN, page 20
McNair said this week. "The committee
was to sit down and look at what would
go into a building. The Division of
Student Affairs will not mention a free
"We didn't see the point in planning
for a free-standing BCC, when they
aren't thinking about how to fund it."
Denise Matthewson, chairwoman of
the Society for the Advancement of
Race Relations, said students were will
ing to work with administrators if they
could get a guarantee that their plans
would be shown to potential donors.
"We wanted it to be clear that donors
See BCC, page 23
The safety whistles were distributed
to freshmen at crime-prevention pre
sentations during C-TOPS and to resi
dent assistants during their information
fair. Some employees, students and fac
ulty members received the whistles dur
ing the Crime Prevention Fair and Em
ployee Appreciation Day.
Perry said the whistles had two main
purposes: to remind students and em
ployees about the need for personal
See WHISTLE, page 2
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Joe Herzenberg listens to residents discuss his future on the town council Monday
he's sorry, hopes
to win back trust
By Dana Pope
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Joe Herzenberg said Monday night
that he would not step down from the
council and that he did not want Chapel
Hill residents to forget' his failure to
pay taxes, but he did want their for
giveness. "There is a higher value than pun
ishment, and that is forgiveness,"
Herzenberg said. "I want to know our
town is a place that can forgive."
Herzenberg said Tuesday he was
receiving the same amount of support
from town residents that he had re
ceived since the beginning of the con
troversy but would not make any fur
A resolution drafted by Chapel Hill
Mayor Ken Broun and council mem
ber Art Werner censured Herzenberg
for failure to pay state income taxes
and intangibles taxes and stated it was
in the best interest of the town that
The resolution originally renioved
Herzenberg from his position as mayor
pro tempore, but Herzenberg resigned
from the position Monday afternoon.
"I have been the best mayor pro tern
this town has had in a long time," he
said following the council's vote on
Dining services strive to
conscious, switch from
By Beth Tatum
The lines in Lenoir are as long as
usual. Students jostle one another and
book bags bump as everyone tries to
grab a quick lunch at noon. Friends yell
a hello to one another across the room.
Some things never change.
But there is one change in Lenoir this
year. Environmentally conscious stu
dents may notice that the wax-coated
cups of last year are no more. They have
been replaced by styrofoam.
Chris Derby, general manager of
Carolina Dining Services, said he
thought using the styrofoam cups was
the most environmentally conscious
thing the dining service could do.
"In the past, we have used the wax
coated cups," he said. "But they don't
do a good job (biodegrading in land
fills)." While styrofoam does not biodegrade
in landfills either, Derby said it was
wiser to go with a foam product because
it was recyclable, unlike wax.
Recycling aside, students might have
initial concerns about the impact of the
cups on the ozone. The cups, manufac
tured by the Dart Container Corpora
tion, are not made with chlorofluoro
carbons or chemicals that damage the
While the cups are recyclable, no
bins are available right now. Derby said
they should arrive Monday and will be
placed near the dish return areas.
Along with the receptacles, the din
ing service will receive a densificr, the
next step in the process of recycling
Rod Stewart, "Maggie Mae"
Broun said Tuesday afternoon that
the council would consider
Herzenberg' s replacement as mayor
pro tern at the council's next regular
meeting Sept. 14.
Broun would not indicate whether
any council members had expressed
interest in the position. "It would be
premature to comment on that," he
Broun also said Monday' s meeting
was very painful, "lt was something
we needed to do," he said. "1 hope we
can get on with our business.
Herzenberg offered his apologies
to the council and to an audience of
town residents whocame to Monday's
meeting. "I can't say how much I'm
sorry," he said. "I cannot even say
how much I am ashamed."
But Herzenberg said he owed it to
the people who voted for him to re
main on the council. "It is up to them
to remove me from office," he said. "I
owe it to them not to resign. It's the
least I can do for them."
Herzenberg said that the town had
been withholding twice the appropri
ate amount from his council salary
and that he had already paid back
more than he originally owed. He
added that he intended to pay back all
taxes not under the statute of limita-
See HERZENBERG, page 19
paper to styrofoam cups
The densifier takes the bulky cups
made of 95 percent air and compacts
them. For example, 8,000 cups can be
reduced into a cylinder 15 inches high
and 1 5 inches in diameter.
The densifier will be located at the
back loading dock and will compact all
the cups from Lenoir and Chase.
After the dining service compacts
the cups, they will be sent to Mason,
Mich., where they will be reprocessed.
That means the foam will be ground up
into small flakes, or fluff. Then the fluff
will be washed, dried, melted and made
into spaghetti-like strands. After the
strands are cooled, they are cut up into
pellets and then can be used to make
Derby said some products which
could be made from the recycled foam
were plastic coat hangers and video
cassettecasings. Otherproducts are egg
cartons, building insulation, desk equip
ment and toys. The cups themselves are
not made out of recycled material.
Before Carolina Dining Services de
cided to go with the new cups, they
checked out similar programs at the
University of Miami, Florida State Uni
versity, the University of South Caro
lina, the University of Oklahoma in
Norman and Stetson University in
"We called these universities to see if
they really felt it was worthwhile,"
Derby said. "Every year we've tried to
see what we can do to be more environ
mentally conscious. This is going to
See CUPS, page 21