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UNC women's basketball player Charlotte Smith, known as a
talented rebounder, leads the U.S. Junior National Team
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as the San Francisco 49ers' starting
quarterback. Head coach George
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TO THE RESCUE: Former baseball
commissioners Peter Ueberroth and
Bowie Kuhn, backing embattled
commissioner Fay Vincent's plan to
realign the National League in 1 993.
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University Career Services to
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4:15 p.m. in 210 Hanes
Self Knowledge Symposium to
meet at 7:30 p.m. in 210 Union
100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 49
Thursday, August 27, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
after appeal heading
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
RALEIGH Although a final deci
sion might not be reached for at least
several weeks, UNC police officer Keith
Edwards said she was pleased follow
ing an appeal hearing in a five-year
grievance against the University.
"I' ve had my day in court," Edwards
said. "It was almost like the judges
argued my case for me with the ques
tions and comments they made during
the trial. It was the most dynamic thing
I've seen since Judge (Gordon) Battle's
Battle, an Orange County Superior
Court Judge, recently awarded Edwards
$116,000 in damages in her lawsuit
against three former UNC administra
tors. A jury of six men and six women
ruled in July that three former UNC
administrators committed racial and
gender discrimination against her. The
three defendants recently appealed the
verdict in that lawsuit.
hangs up cleats for good
Senior Chuckie Burnette vows to earn his degree at UNC
By Eric David
Assistant Sports Editor
UNC senior quarterback Chuckie
Burnette officially quit the football team
Wednesday after walking out of prac
tice Monday morning.
Team officials, including head coach
Mack Brown, had been trying to con
tact Burnette since he left practice.
Burnette called Brown Wednesday
morning and informed him that he was
Burnette had been a starter for parts
700 fewer registrations canceled
as students master phone system
The number of class schedules can
celed by the Caroline telephonic regis
tration system dropped by almost 50
percent this fall, due to better student
understanding of how the system works,
UNC officials said this week.
"This has been our quietest registra
tion yet," said University Registrar
David Lanier. "We really haven't re
ceived any complaints except from a
couple of students whose schedules were
Although the system canceled 800
student schedules because the students
failed to pay fall tuition and fees or past
due loan payments, that total pales in
comparison to the 1 ,500 schedules can
CGLA plans name change in effort
to include heterosexuals, bisexuals
By Steve Politi
The Carolina Gay and Lesbian Asso
ciation is sponsoring a contest to change
the name it has held for eight years in an
effort to attract more heterosexual and
"I think the CGLA is viewed as a left
wing group for radicals something
that's not for someone who's just trying
to figure out who they are," said CGLA
co-chairman Doug Ferguson. "We're
trying to increase interest in the group.
One way to increase interest would be
to make it more accessible."
The group is looking for a name that
would be "catchy, but recognizable"
and that would include references to
gays, lesbians and bisexuals, Ferguson
said. That doesn't necessarily mean the
name has to be a mouthful, Ferguson
said, citing the name Carolina Rainbow
Coalition as an example.
A drop box for suggestions is located
she would not be
fied until the Uni
that she was the
victim of racial
and gender dis
crimination. Edwards' case
was heard in the
form of an oral ar
gument in front of
three state appeals court judges. The
arguments of Edwards' attorney, local
civil rights activist Alan McSurely and
Deputy State Attorney General David
Parker revolved around a grievance
Edwards first filed in June 1987.
Edwards, an 18-year veteran of the
University Police, contends that she was
discriminated against five years ago
when a white male officer with lower
qualifications was promoted to a new
sergeant's position during a departmen
of the past three
seasons but came
into camp this year
as a backup to
"I've had a lot
of pressure on me
in the last few days
and have decided
that it is in my best
interest to give up the sport," Burnette
celed last fall, Lanier said.
"People are getting more used to
using the Caroline system," he said.
"As students learn how to register for
classes, they become more efficient and
we have fewer problems."
Lanier said most delays using
Caroline could be attributed to under
classmen who take too much time reg
istering. "The ideal call is five to 10 minutes,"
he said. "People are spending 10 to 15
minutes to drop or add classes when it
should only take a couple of minutes if
they were a little more organized when
The telephonic registration system
used at N.C. State University avoids
such delays by limiting calls to five
in front of the CGLA office in Suite A
of the Student Union. The winner re
ceives dinner for two at Crook's Cor
ner. "I think it's a symbolic change,"
CGLA member Kathy Staley said. "I
told two bisexual friends that the name
would be changed, and they were very
happy. One has become active in the
The group, formed in 1974, changed
its name from the Carolina Gay Asso
ciation to the CGLA in 1984.
"The CGLA will be taking on all the
roles we set out to 20 years ago as an
educational group," Staley said. "We
are going to be more proactive than
reactive this year than in the past. We're
definitely going to be taking on a more
activist role. I think changing our name
to include more people is the first step."
Staley, a bisexual, said many bisexu
als in the University community often
felt excluded from the CGLA. "I've
heard a lot of straights say the same
it, everyone knows the name of the
In its internal grievance procedure,
the University ruled that Edwards had
not been discriminated against because
the job in question would not have in
cluded a pay raise and therefore would
not have constituted a promotion.
The State Personnel Commission,
disregarding the recommendation of
administrative law judge Delores
Nesnow, upheld that ruling. Edwards
appealed the committee's ruling to the
Orange County Superior Court, where
the decision against her again was up
held. Edwards' present appeal focuses both
on the initial complaint and on whether
the State Personnel Commission had
the jurisdiction to rule on the matter of
N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Hugh
Wells, who will help decide on the case,
said the judges would take between six
weeks and two months to reach a final
See EDWARDS, page 9
said in a prepared statement.
"I have a lot of friends on the team
and don ' t want to do anything to disrupt
what I hope will be a great season for
"I talked to Coach Brown and he
understands my situation," Burnette
"I plan to remain in school and finish.
I came to Carolina to get my degree, and
at this point, I feel I need to focus on
Brown had no comment onBurnette's
"Because we have 64 telephone lines
coining into Caroline, and State only
has 32 for its system, we haven't had to
enforce a time limit," Lanier said. "We
still expect the students to register
quickly to keep the lines open."
Caroline received about 300 calls an
hour during spring pre-registration and
almost the same number during fresh
man registration earlier this month.
Lanier said Caroline, which was first
used in 1990, had made registration
"The trend for most colleges is to
adopt a telephonic registration system,"
"The students who complain about
waiting on Caroline probably weren't
here in past years when students had to
line up to register in Woollen Gym."
thing. We want to represent the entire
community in our name change."
A traditional goal of the CGLA has
been to battle intolerance in the com
munity. "We can be a more visible
group," she said. "By seeing the CGLA
in a positive light, people will realize
that we're just people too."
Ferguson said that along with the
name change, the group planned to con
tinue to fight forgay rights in the ROTC.
The armed forces' policy presently ex
cludes homosexuals from active ser
vice in the military.
Ferguson said the group would con
sider protesting in front of the campus's
Naval and Air Force ROTC unit head
quarters. The CGLA also will continue to pur
sue its lawsuit against Student Con
gress for placing a rider on the group's
annual budget restricting their newslet
ter, Lambda, from including political
See CGLA, page 4
Officer plans to write book
detailing UNC experiences
Citing a need to tell her tale, Keith
Edwards recently announced that once
her legal struggle with the University
is complete, she will write a book
detailing her 18 years on the UNC
"My experience at UNC and my ,
dealing with UNC administrators have
caused me such anguish," she said.
"But they've also taught me a lot of
lessons that I want to share with other
Edwards, who this summer won
$116,000 in damages from three
former UNC administrators, said
Chancellor Paul Hardin had the same
impact on her as his father, Paul Hardin
Sr.. had on the Rev. Martin Luther
' , Hardin Sr., a Baptist minister, was
one of several Birmingham leaders
who wrote King while King was in
prison and took out a newspaper ad
advising King to keep his radicalism
in check, prompting King to write his
"Letters from a Birrningham Jail."
"Chancellor Hardin keeps talking
about what a positive impact his fa
ther had on die civil rights move
ment," Edwards said. "That's not true.
Chuckie Burnettes career
1988 Associated Press names Burnette North Carolina high school player of the year.
Burnette passes for 3,240 yards and leads Burlington's Cummings High to the state 3-A
Sept. 9, 1989 In first college appearance, walks on field in fourth quarter to loud applause.
Completes 6 of 10 passes for 48 yards in UNC's 49-7 rout of VMI.
Sept. 30, 1989 Makes first start of college career vs. Navy. UNC loses 1 2-7 in rain-soaked
Homecoming game. Burnette completes 8 of 29 with one interception. Burnette would
go on to start three more games in the season, all UNC losses. He finished the season 44
of 1 33 with two touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Oct. 6, 1990 Takes over for injured starter Todd Burnett late in fourth quarter at Wake
Forest. With score tied 24-24, Burnette completes 46-yard pass to Bucky Brooks. Two
plays later, freshman Natrone Means scores winning touchdown.
Nov. 1 7, 1 990 Makes first start of season in team's last game, a 24-22 victory against Duke
in Durham. Completes 4 of 10 passes for 48 yards as North Carolina finishes 6-4-1 on
the season. Burnette has called the game his greatest moment playing football.
Sept. 14, 1991 Named UNC offensive player of the game after completing 1 8 passes for
209 yards and two touchdowns in UNC's 51-16 trouncing of Cincinnati.
Sept. 21, 1991 Goes 12 of 17 for 181 yards in 20-12 win vs. Army.
Oct. 26, 1991 Pulls groin in 35-1 4 loss to Georgia Tech and is replaced in the game by
Burnett. Freshman quarterback Jason Stanicek would go on to start the final four games
of the season.
Aug. 22, 1992 In scrimmage at Kenan Stadium, plays with third-team offense, going 8 of
18 for 71 yards with one interception.
Aug. 24, 1992 Walks off Navy Field in the midst of team's morning practice.
Aug. 26, 1992 Officially quits team, saying that he will remain in school.
K I ft f
Members of the Carolina Martial Arts Club flinch as they assist shin. The club, which practices Tae Kwon Do, held a demonstra
black belt Mason Baldwin break through two boards with his tion at noon Wednesday in the Pit.
DTH embarks on
The Daily Tar Heel is holding its first
recruitment drive of the 1 992-93 school
We're looking for enthusiastic re
porters, copy editors, photographers,
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and the list goes on and on.
The application process is simple
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Prospective reporters each must sub
mit a brief sample story and copy edi
game is "get the quarterback. " Joe
"The way (Hardin) treated me has
prompted me to write a book, just as
Paul Hardin Sr.'s letter to Martin
Luther King Jr. prompted him to write
his 'Letters from a Birmingham Jail.'"
Edwards said she has not yet sought
out a potential publisher, but said she
definitely wanted the finished work
"I want to give people the facts,
through court briefs, transcripts and
letters," she said. "I want to give the
public the facts and let them decide."
The book would serve as a lesson to
all workers who feel they have been
the victims of racial or gender dis
crimination, Edwards said.
"J want this to go out to UNC em
ployees and to employees every
where," she said. 'This is how one
woman stood up to the good ol' white
hoy's system and how, hopefully, she
destroyed that system of master-and-slave
work policies at the University
of North Carolina."
Edwards said the book probably
would be longer than 250 pages and
should take at least six months to
complete. "I have an awful lot to say ."
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by BB shot
By Dana Pope
A Raleigh woman was hit with a BB
gun pellet shot from the Sigma Nu fra
ternity house early Wednesday morn
ing while she was talking with friends at
Fraternity Court, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.
Janie Miles, a student at the Univer
sity of Georgia and a Raleig native,
was shot in the bridge of her nose with
a BB pellet at about 5 a.m., reports
Police would not release the suspect 's
name because he still had not been
interviewed Wednesday afternoon. No
charges are pending against him,' said
JaneCousins, Chapel Hill police spokes
woman. A taxi that came to pick up Miles and
a University Police squad car arriving at
the scene also were hit by pellets from
the gun, Cousins said.
After she was hit with the pellet,
Miles' friends called the taxi to pick
them up, Cousins said. Pellets from the
BB gun were fired and hit the taxi when
When University Police Lt. Danny
Caldwell arrived at the house, located at
1 09 Fraternity Court, his squad car also
was hit by pellets from the gun, Cousins
Caldwell then notified Chapel Hill
Cousins said a Chapel Hill police
officer went in the Sigma Nu house and
spoke with the president and members
of the fraternity, who indicated that a
member of their fraternity had shot the
... 'The guys in the fraternity pretty
much said that he was the one who did
it," she said.
Miles did not want an ambulance to
respond, but she was advised to seek
medical attention, police reports stated.
Cousins said Chapel Hill law prohib
its the firing of BB guns inside town
Law enforcement officers and resi
dents defending their property are the
only exceptions, she said.
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