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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Volume 100, Issue 54
By Babita Persaud
For the second time in a week, UNC
housing officials have put a 24-hour
lock-up policy into effect in campus
dormitories, this time because of two
recent assaults on campus.
Housing officials decided upon the
lockup, which will be in effect until
Sept. 9, after learning of two assault
reports filed Tuesday with UNC police.
One assault occurred at 12:05 p.m.
Monday along the wooded pathway
between Kenan Stadium and the
Ramshead parking-lot construction site.
The second assault took place Tuesday
afternoon on the pathway behind
Lt. Angela Carmon, a UNC police
investigator, said that although both
assaults occurred on campus, police did
not believe the cases were related. UNC
police are continuing to search for the
two suspects, she said.
In response to the reports, University
housing director Wayne Kuncl met with
his associate directors Wednesday
morning to discuss tightening resident
security over the three-day Labor Day
Kuncl said a 24-hour lockup would
be in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday in
the 30 University residence halls that
house more than 7,000 students.
"Many students will be exiting for
holidays, and a small population in the
residence halls is vulnerable," he said.
"We are assuming that the suspects are
still at large, and we feel that locking
resident halls is the prudent thing to
Allan Calarco, associate director of
housing, said the lockup was a preven
Two people, who requested that their names be
and burn incense while playing bongo drums
Yackety Yack eligible for aid
under new congressional fund
By Gary Rosenzweig
Student Congress took the first step
toward helping the Yackety Yack out of
its financial woes Wednesday night by
approving a bill that makes part of the
Student Activity Fund Office's operat
ing budget available to congress for use
in emergency situations.
The bill, introduced by Speaker Jen
nifer Lloyd and passed by consent, cre
ates a congressional discretionary fund
from excess money generated by inter
est and investment returns earned by
SAFO's funds, rather than from student
Money from the discretionary fund
could be used by congress to help stu
dent groups in financial need.
Although the bill does not guarantee
funding for the troubled UNC annual,
Yack editor Shea Tisdale said he planned
to apply for a loan as soon as he felt the
Yack adequately could present its case
to congress, possibly at the next meet
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tive measure. "We do not want to start
a panic or anything, but we feel some
thing needs to be done," he said.
Residence halls will be open to resi
dents with keys and to invited guests
during the 24-hour lockup. Residents
will need to arrange ahead of time for
guests to enter the dormitory, or the
resident will need to accompany the
"It might be inconvenient for a while,"
Kuncl said, adding that the lockup was
needed to ensure safety.
Housing officials also are making
special arrangements for campus postal
workers, maintenance workers and
housekeeping staff to enter and exit
See LOCKUP, page 2
Housing department and UNC police offi
cials have issued the following safety tips for
Walk on well-traveled, well-lighted path
ways. Avoid short-cuts through woods or behind
Become familiar with the locations of secu
Attend safety and security programs offered
in residence halls.
Never prop open doors.
Carry keys at all times.
Limit your movement on foot.
Don't travel alone; use the buddy system.
I Use services such as the Safe Escort Pro
gram, the Point-to-Point Shuttle System and
Chapel Hill Transit.
Don't be in buildings alone after business
Secure your residence and personal prop
erty at all times.
withheld, smoke day in the Pit. Although many students were enjoying the sunny
at noon Wednes- weather, this group seemed to be having a particularly high time.
ing on Sept. 16.
"We would hope that Student Con
gress would give us what they are able,"
"This would be a loan, just as if we
got it from a bank."
Tisdale said he was "glad that con
gress had the wisdom to do this."
The Yack presendy owes Delmar
Publishing of Charlotte about $1 10,000.
Much of the debt is due to the actions
of former Yack business manager Tracy
Lamont Keene, who pleaded guilty this
summer to embezzling $77,000 from
the yearbook last year.
Keene has been sentenced to pay the
money back over at least a 10-year
period. He also wsa ordered to turn over
his 1986 Acura to the University.
The rest of the debt comes from
Keene's financial mismanagement,
Yackofficials already have paid back
some of the debt, which originally to
talled more than $ 1 40,000, Tisdale said.
If the Yack is able to pay back a large
A little inaccuracy saves a world of explanation.
Serving the students and the
Security tightened as police
investigate two more attacks
By Babita Persaud
UNC officials are preparing for an
other tightening of security following
two separate assaults reported on cam
The police said the assaults, one on
Monday and the second on Tuesday,
The first assault occurred at about
12:05 p.m. Monday. A UNC student
was attacked while walking to Hinton
James dormitory from Dey Hall along
the wooded pathway between Kenan
Stadium and the Ramshead parking lot
construction site, police reports said.
The victim was approached from
behind by a black man, police reports
stated. The assailant grabbed her neck
and upper left arm and knocked her to
the ground. The victim broke away, and
she and the suspect fled in opposite
directions, police reports stated.
The woman reported the incident to
UNC police officer Scott Bayer at 5:30
p.m. on Tuesday.
The second incident took place at 4
p.m. Tuesday and was reported 40 min
utes later. A UNC student was assaulted
while walking from a friend's Hinton
James dorm room to Carmichael dor
mitory. She was walking on the path
way behind Morrison dorm leading to
Kenan Field House, police reports
The victim told police a black man,
who was about 20 years old and ap-
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portion of the debt soon, Delmar will
give Yack officials ample time to pay
back the rest of the money, he said.
Delmar is publishing this year's ad
dition of the Yack, due out sometime
If the Yack receives a loan from the
new discretionary fund, the money
Keene has been ordered to pay the Yack
could be paid directly to congress to pay
off the loan, Tisdale said.
An amendment to the bill, proposed
by Rep. Charlton Allen, Dist. 21, re
quires approval by a two-thirds major
ity of congress and the student body
president to give out discretionary fund
Tisdale said that although the two
thirds requirement would make it more
difficult for the Yack to obtain a loan,
the overwhelming support for the bill
was a good sign.
Lloyd said that while the bill was not
meant specifically as aid to the Yackety
Yack, any student group could ask for a
Gene Swecker, associate vice chancellor for facilities management,
plans to enjoy life after retiring this month
University community since 1893
proximately 6 feet tall, walked up be
hind her and grabbed her by the arms.
The victim tried to spray the man
with Mace, but was not sure where she
hit him, said UNC police officer Felecia
"At that point, he knocked the Mace
out of her hand, and it dropped to the
ground. He put his hand over her mouth
and said 'I have a better idea,'" Harding
said. "Then he pulled her behind a tree,
and she kneed him between his legs."
The woman picked up the can of
Mace and ran toward Carmichael dorm.
She later told police her assailant had
been wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts
and white tennis shoes.
Police have completed a composite
sketch of the suspect in the Tuesday
assault. Copies of the sketch have been
posted in campus residence halls with
information about the case.
Both victims were uninjured and were
offered police counseling.
Lt. Angela Carmon and Lt. Rodney
Carter, UNC police investigators, said
they did not uncover any useful infor
mation at the two crime scenes.
The two assaults are the second and
third reports of violent crime on campus
in the past week.
Last weekend, a Granville Towers
resident was raped by a man who broke
into her room. Local and federal offi
cials spent the weekend searching for
Hildred Manuel Lyles, an escaped con
See ASSAULTS, page 2
By Gerri Baer
Some campus residents say the new
University-run phone system makes
them want to do more than just reach
out and touch someone.
Dorm-dwellers are complaining
about not being able to choose their
long-distance company, not receiving
special discount programs and being
charged increased basic service charges.
Under Southern Bell, the company
that directly served most UNC students
last year, dormitory residents were of
fered two basic service options, the
thrift-caller plan and the community
caller plus plan, which cost between
$9.75 and $15.02 per month.
The UNC Department of University
Housing now charges each dorm resi
dent $50 a semester for basic local phone
service almost twice what students
living in dormitories paid last year.
Although Southern Bell's monthly
charges on average totalled approxi
mately $50 per semester for a single
phone line, students who had room
mates could split the charges.
While the student telephone service
does eliminate the $42.75 hookup fee
Southern Bell charged dorm residents
each fall upon returning to their dorm
rooms, students are not satisfied with
the new service.
Deirdre Holmes, a senior from Char
lotte living on campus this year, said
she was unhappy with the student tele
phone service. "I have a problem with
the University making this decision for
us," she said. "It's like the University is
saying we have options, but really we
Most of the complaints registered
with the UNC Physical Plant about the
phone system have come from students
living in Odum Village, the student
family housing complex on Manning
Drive, Home said.
"Ninety percent of our complaints
have come from student family hous
ing," Home said. "They are a different
group of customers, and their needs are
Steve Wallace, an Odum Village resi
dent, said he was dissatisfied with the
See PHONES, page 2
By Anna Griffin
Student Congress voted 13-8
Wednesday night in favor of a resolu
tion that supports a frce-standingblack
cultural and urges UNC administra
tors to accommodate advocates of a
While the vote, which was pre
ceded by an hour of statements by
congress members and other students,
is largely symbolic, students involved
in the coalition for a free-standing
BCC said dicy thought the resolution ,
would help convince Chancellor Paul
Hardin of the need for a new building.
"Since we have no direction at all
from the student body president, it's
important that somebody in student
government take a strong role in the
fight," said Scott Wilkens, co-president
of the Campus Y, one of the
student organizations involved in die
Student Body President John
Moody has said he supported a
multicultural center rather than a sepa
rate facility for black students.
Wilkens said, "(The resolution) is
symbolic in that if the building is
produced, student leaders will play a
role in determining uses and facilities.
Right now the entire debate is mostly
symbolic, since we basically have the
Two weeks ago, Dolores Jord m
mother of former UNCbasketball star
Michael Jordan, promised that the
philanthropic foundation that bears
her son's name would provide fund
ing for a free-standing building.
The resolution, which cites the need
for improved race relations on cam
pus, states that the Student Congress
supports the fight for a free-standing
BCC and encourages the chancellor to
work toward that goal.
"All the black cultural center is
asking tho University for is a free
standing building in order to have
adequate facilities and resources to
accomplish the high-minded goals of
improved race relations and educa
tion," the resolution states.
Provost, students support further
debate on free-standing building
By Michael Bradley
Chancellor Paul Hardin's response
to black cultural center director Margo
Crawford's appeal for a free-standing
BCC evoked mixed reactions from
students and University officials, while
one high-ranking administrator said
he wasn't ready to rule out a free
Hardin said Tuesday he was ready
for a concrete BCC plan to be drawn
up and sent to the Board of Trustees.
He was responding to a letter Crawford
circulated explaining the need for a
free-standing BCC and requesting
Crawford would not comment on
Crawford's letter, which alluded
repeatedly to Martin Luther King's
"Letter From a Birmingham Jail," said
the movement for a free-standing BCC
was "greatly misunderstood" and
called for "direct action."
Meanwhile, first-year Provost Ri
chard McCormick said he didn't think
Hardin's response ruled out further
consideration of a free-standing BCC.
"I think (Hardin's response) was a
good step toward (resolution),"
McCormick said. "I don't think it was
all that we needed. I'm hoping person
ally that there can be more discussion
... including discussion explicitly
about a free-standing BCC."
McCormick said he didn't know
what steps would be taken, but that
the administration was "strongly in
terested in doing our part" to provide
an effective BCC. "The administra
tion is not going to sit back and wait,"
McCormick, who came to UNC
from Rutgers University, said he didn ' t
think a free-standing BCC would pro
mote separation. McCormick said
Rutgers had a free-standing black cul
tural center that "worked just fine.
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Several Student Congress mem
bers, including Speaker Pro Tempore
Michael Kolb, Dist. 1, said they were
concerned that a free-standing BCC'
:;. would promote segregation, rather
than encouraging open discussion. '
Kolb said that the original BCC
plans called for a building much like
the Student Union and that construe-'
tion of such a facility would create
two unions one for black students
and one for whites.
"We don't need two student unions,'
separate but equal," he said. "I really
feel we can celebrate our differences
while sharing the same space."
: But Rep. George Battle, Dist. 17, a
co-sponsor of the bill, said the build
ing was necessary to accommodate
all the spatial needs of black student
groups and organizations.
"A free-standingbuilding is needed
to accomplish all the goals the BCC
hasforitself,"Battle said, "Noexpan-'
sion of any existing building would
Kolb was joined in voting against
the resolution by Reps. Carl Clark,
Dist. 19, Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6, Jeff
McGraw, Dist. 12, Jonathan Roberts,
Dist. 24,'Shane Stutts, Dist. 12, Chris
Handy, Dist. 23, and Claudia Bastia,
Cohen said that while he was a firm
believer in the need for equality at
UNC, he did not believe a free-stand
ing BCC was the proper means to
achieving that goal.
"We should not dilute (the civil
. rights) demands uf 30 yeaitt ag-j wilh
demands for a free-standing build
ing," Cohen said, "Recognition of a
culture can be done without isolating
the center of activity of that culture."
Supporters of the resolution, in
cluding co-sponsor Philip Charles
Pierre, Dist. 17, argued against a
: multicultural center, contending that
such a center would take away from
the overall effectiveness of the effort?
"People are afraid - afraid be-',:
cause tiiey are ignorant," Charles-
- Pierre said. "We cannot let our fear
cause us to lag behind on ideas and
goals and aspirations."
"(Rutgers' center) did not conspicu
ously promote separation," he said.
Some student leaders said they were
not satisfied with the chancellor's re
sponse. Scott Wilkens, Campus Y co-president,
said Hardin failed to respond
directly to Crawford's letter. "Basi
cally, there was no response to the
letter in particular," Wilkens said..
"(Hardin)'s not responding to the need
for a black cultural center."
Wilkens said he thought Hardin
needed to respond to the philosophy
behind Crawford's letter.
But Donald Boulton, vice chancel
lor for student affairs, said he thought
Hardin's response reflected a "sense
"From my standpoint, the chancel
lor said that we need to move to get
some discussion going, and we'll find
some resolution," Boulton said. "I
thought he was addressing (the issue)
Black Student Movement President
Michelle Thomas dismissed the idea
that a free-standing BCC would be
exclusionary. Her comments came at
the BSM's first general body meeting
Wednesday night. The BSM held an
informal discussion about the BCC
issue during its meeting.
"Everyone on campus will benefit
from a black cultural center," Thomas
said during the exchange.
Thomas said a free-standing BCC
was a necessity so that BSM sub
groups, such as the BSM Gospel Choir
and the Black Ink, would have ad
equate meeting space. She encour
aged BSM members to voice their :
opinions about the BCC.
"Knowledge is going to be the key :
to winning this battle," Thomas said. :
Thomas was hopeful that a deci- .
sion on the BCC was near. "(The BCC :
is) an issue we will be victorious on, ;
on (the BSM's) 25th anniversary :