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Volume 100, Issue 52
Tuesday, September 1, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
In the wake of the arrest of Hildred
; Manuel Ly les, the suspect in a weekend
-rape near campus, concern about cam
pus safety has caused housing officials
to consider instituting a permanent 24
hour lock-up policy in residence halls.
: Lyles. 22, of 811 Sunset St. in
Reidsville, was arrested at the Tar Heel
Motel on U.S. 15-501 Sunday after
noon on charges that he raped a UNC
student in her Granville Towers room.
Police have charged Lyles with first
degree rape, three counts of first-degree
burglary, larceny, and breaking and
Moody to call special vote
to fill vacant congress seats
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress will hold a special
election after Labor Day to elect seven
new representatives, following a wave
of resignations due to districting prob
lems. "The election will be as soon as pos
sible," said Student Congress Speaker
Jennifer Lloyd. "If members of the stu
dent body want to run, they need to have
a petition signed by 1 5 students in their
John Moody, student body president,
said he thought the election would prob
ably take place in two to three weeks.
"I'm going to have to call a special
election soon, but it can ' t be done within
10 days of Labor Day," he said.
Seven of congress's 39 members re
signed recently, most of whom could
not arrange to live in the district they
were elected to represent last spring.
Rep. Dinah Lieurance, Dist. 20, said
she resigned because she never moved
into the district that elected her.
Sanford stresses jobs,
By Jason Richardson
Assistant State and National Editor
U.S. Sen. Terry Sanford addressed a
group of Orange County supporters at
Landlubber's restaurant on Monday as
part of a 100-county tour designed to
garner state voter support before the
senator's return to Washington.
Sanford arrived a half hour before
the speech and milled through me crowd,
addressing a numberof people by name,
patting some on the back and shaking
hands in the manner of a politician
ready to begin a campaign in earnest.
Sanford was introduced by Chapel
Hill Mayor Ken Broun, who said the
senator was a personal hero.
After his introduction, Sanford be
gan describing his journey around the
state. Sanford said he had already vis
ited approximately 75 of North
Carolina's lOOcounties, with campaign
entering in connection with the rape,
which occurred at about 7 a.m. Satur
day. Lyles was taken to Orange County
Jail Sunday and appeared in court for
the first time Monday.
UNC residence halls and Granville
Towers implemented a 24-hour lockup
Saturday afternoon, when housing offi
cials were notified of the rape.
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said
housing off cials had discussed whether
to instill a permanent 24-hour lock-up
policy earlier this year.
This weekend's rape heightened con
cern about safety in the residence halls,
"I'm not living
in the district I was
hoping to live in,"
she said. "You run
in the spring, but if
it turns out you
can't live in the
district you ran for,
you have to resign.
"It's the ethical
thing to do."
tatives who have
announced theirplans to resign include:
Ruth Beloviz, Dist. 2; Culley Carson,
Dist. 24; Kimberly Sipes, Dist. 20;
former speaker Tim Moore, Dist. 25;
Tony Walker, Dist. 26; and Kelly
Karros, Dist. 15.
Lloyd said some of the districting
problems were the result of Moore's
changes in the district map last spring.
"Tim changed four (off-campus) dis
tricts into 1 0," she said. "The advantage
of making (districts) smaller is you
lessen the competition.
"He left some districts very large,
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U.S. Sen. Terry Sanford addresses supporters in Landlubber's
stops planned to the remaining 25.
"The best way to get organized is to
visit all 100 counties," Sanford said.
Sanford said his statewide trip had
left him with a good impression of the
Democrats' chances in the November
"(Democrats) across the state are
more excited, more determined, and
more confident than at any time since
1960," he said. "We are ready to go
across the state and across the nation."
Sanford said he felt that people in the
United States were "tired of lolling in
the backwaters and wasting the re
sources of this and other generations.
"People are fed up with the Republi
cans and ready to turn the nation
around," he said.
With the national unemployment rate
at an unusually high level and an ex
tended recession miring the country,
"getting the economy going again and
It's the inherent right of
"(Permanent 24-hour lock-up) is a
question we've been asking about al
most on a monthly basis," Kuncl said.
"Some people are saying we should do
this, and some are saying no.
"It's certainly something do-able
because we did it this weekend, and
we' ve done it on a regular basis during
football games and concerts at the Dean
Dome, when there are large numbers of
strangers on campus."
Granville Towers General Manager
Mel vyn Rinfret said he also wasconsid
ering a permanent 24-hour lock-up
policy for Granville Towers in light of
this weekend's events.
"We're considering 24-hour lockup,"
those districts. The
districts are not fair
as they stand
Lloyd said the
tricts also were
unfair because the
number of stu
dents in each dis
"The districts are being redrawn in a
much fairer manner because there is a
terrible difference of population in these
districts," she said. "Districts should
not be politically drawn.
"No member of congress should be
involved in drawing out districts."
Rep. Carl Clark, Dist. 18, said the
special election of seven new members
to congress came at an inopportune
time. "It will probably slow congress
for the first few weeks," he said.
Student Congress will hold its first
meeting Wednesday night.
making jobs plentiful has to be the num
ber one issue in America," Sanford said.
Sanford attacked the Bush adminis
tration for its lack of action in combat
ing the recession.
"This administration has done noth
ing about the recession except to say the
recession is going to end every two
months," Sanford said. He then com
pared the Bush administration to that of
former President Herbert Hoover.
"History moves in waves," Sanford
said. "The Republicans get us in trouble,
and then the Democrats get called back
Sanford's recommendations for spur
ring the economy included speeding up
public works programs and improving
housing and other public investments.
Health care is a major issue facing
American voters, Sanford said. "We
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Rinfret said. "But we're trying to find a
balance between convenience and
Granville Towers officials also in
creased security after the rape was re
ported. Although the complex is no
longer under 24-hour lockup, students
still must show Granville Towers iden
tification to enter the building, Rinfret
"Everyone is concerned, the residents
as much as (Granville Towers offi
cials)," he said. "We hope they will
continue to be concerned so they will
take precautions like locking their
. Many students expressed concern
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Swathi Argade, a sophomore from Greensboro, attempts to catch popcorn in her mouth
Monday in the Pit. Student Stores was distributing the popcorn for free.
State medical board
at local women's clinic
By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant City Editor
A Chapel Hill gynecologist, who is
accused of overcharging patients for
abortions, is under investigation by the
state Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. William E. Brenner, owner of the
Triangle Women's Health Center, lo
cated at 101 Conner Drive in Chapel
Hill, faces medical examiners board
charges after being accused of overstat
ing the age of fetuses to increase abor
Doctors typically charge more to
abort fetuses in advanced stages of de:
Brenner, who has practiced at the
clinic for nine years, could not be reached
for comment Monday. His son Brian
Brenner, who works as marketing di
rector at theclinic, said William Brenner
was vacationing in the Bahamas.
Brian Brenner said the allegations
against his father were politically moti
vated. "Here in North Carolina, there are.
anti-choice people who will do any
thing," he said. "They're trying to put
Dr. (William) Brenner out of business
and restrain the privileges of choice a
In 1990, the clinic's license to per
form abortions temporarily was revoked
when a state investigation concluded
the clinic was operating improperly.
William Brenner will go before the
state Board of Medical Examiners Sept.
17. Even if the charges against him are
dropped, his medical license could be
revoked because of a tax evasion con
viction earlier this year. Brenner was
sentenced to four months in federal
to lie to save itself.
about campus security following the
Some said they would take extra pre
cautions when walking alone on cam
pus. Dawnelle Hyland, a freshman from
Hickory, said she thought safety pre
cautions like 24-hour lockup should be
in effect at all times.
"I feel like they were really secure
during the weekend," Hyland said. "But
I feel like they should provide that kind
of security at all times because some
thing like that could happen at any time."
Kuncl said the problem with imple
menting 24-hour lockup was that the
policy was an inconvenience to resi-
prison for the charge.
Brian Brenner said William Brenner
anxiously wasawai ting toclearhisname
with the Board of Medical Examiners.
"Evidently, there has been some con
fusion," Brian Brenner said. "We will
certainly be able to prove these allega
tions are false.
"I just can't tell you how upset this
makes all of us at the health center."
The clinic keeps careful records on
every patient, Brian Brenner said. Pho
tos, charts and ultrasounds (which cal
culate the fetus's age) are filed rou
tinely, he added.
"The implication here is that Dr.
(William) Brenner is practicing bad
medicine," Brian Brenner said. "We
have documentation to prove other
wise." Brian Brenner said he was optimistic
the board would find the charges against
his father to be false so William Brenner
could return to practicing medicine.
"People have been calling, wanting
to know what's going on," he said.
"We've explained to them that an elite
group is after Dr. (William) Brenner.
"From what we've heard on the
phone, we expect a lot of support."
The women's clinic will continue
operating, regardless of the outcome of
William Brenner's hearing with the state
Medical Board of Examiners, Brian
"The Triangle Women's Health Cen
ter will continue to see patients on a
regular basis with our three board-certified
OBGYNs," a press release stated
Before opening the clinic, William
Brenner taught at the UNC School of
Medicine from 1969 to 1982.
Arthur D. Sylvester
dents during the day when security was
not a pressing issue.
"There's a high level of concern and
awareness right now, but there are those
who also say 'What about the inconve
nience in the day, when I don't feel that
threatened?'" Kuncl said. "We're not
sure what the answer is right now."
Kris Brockmann, area director in
Ehringhaus Residence Hall, said she
thought 24-hour lockup could be suc
cessful. "I think 24-hour lockup is something
people can get used to," she said. "Resi
dents got used to it this weekend they
just learned to carry their keys when
they left the building."
By Anna Griffin
Student Congress Speaker Jennifer
Lloyd today will transfer about $2,500
in funds taken from the Phoenix back
into the biweekly news magazine's stu
The money, which Lloyd and Phoe
nix editors say was taken inappropri
ately from the magazine this summer to
pay the lease on student government's
Scapegoat computer system, represents
half the Phoenix's 1992-93 operating
"The money will be put back into the
Phoenix' s account immediately," Lloyd
said. "I'm going to take action (today)
because it doesn't require an act of
Phoenix officials had planned to
present a resolution to the Student Con
gress at the Wednesday night meeting
asking congress to return the money.
Lnstead they will ask congress to estab
lish a separate fund to operate and main
tain the Scapegoat system.
The lease on the Scapegoat system, a
desktop publishing system which in
cludes three Macintosh computers, a
scanner and a color monitor, runs out in
October. At that time, student govern
ment can purchase the system for $ 1 .
"(The system) is in need of upgrade
and repair, but I'm excited about it,"
A decision concerning die future
of the Carolina Inn will not be reached
for at least seven months, UNC offi
cials said Monday.
Following a closed meeting of the
Board of Trustees last week, UNC
officials decided to continue nego
tiations with the three companies
already named as finalists to manage
the University-owned inn. Officials
said the University also would con
sider adding other firms to the list of
"It was a matter of the terms of the
deal being changed somewhat," said
Wayne Jones, vice chancellor for
business and finance. "It's not fair to
change the terms of the deal and not
let firms that might have gotten in
volved in the bidding respond."
Jones said the decision to delay
was based on legal advice given to
the BOTlast week. "Thisjustsecmed
like the most prudent action to take al
this time," he said.
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