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Volume 100, Issue 57
Wednesday, September 9, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By Shannon Crownover
The 24-hour lock-up policy for cam
pus residence halls that was supposed to
end today will be extended until the end
of the week and could become perma
nent, housing officials said Tuesday.
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl said
the housing department staff would meet
by the end of the week todecide whether
to establish a permanent, 24-hour lock
"We haven 't had a sufficient amount
of time to see how (the 24-hour lockup)
is working," he said.
The 24-hour lockup went into effect
last Wednesday as an added security
measure after recent assaults on and
Kuncl sent a letter to all residents
Tuesday afternoon informing them of
the extended lockup and urging them to
Miss Indian North Carolina teaches
others importance of tribal culture
By Deepa Pemmallu
The word "beauty," to avid viewers
of Miss America and Miss Universe
beauty pageants, evokes images of
swimsuits, evening gowns and a one
or two-sentence "interview."
And there, said freshman and full
blooded Coharie Indian Belinda
Jacobs, lies the difference between
traditional beauty pageants and the
Miss Indian USA pageant.
"You get to express your inner and
outer self with the Miss Indian pag
eant mostly your inner beauty,"
said Jacobs, who was crowned Miss
Indian North Carolina in March and
will compete for the national title next
Still, the age-old question of segre
gation arises: Why hold a separate
pageant for Native Americans when
regular pageants are open to all races
and recently have crowned several
"We have different cultural views
and traditions not brought out in a
regular pageant," Jacobs explained.
"Since none of the girl's culture would
come out, you'd miss a whole view of
her. Our pageant better represents
Native-American women in the
The state pageant was held in Ra
leigh at the three-day Indian Unity
Conference. One representative from
each of North Carolina's six tribes
competed in preliminary competition.
Jacobs was chosen over Miss Lumbee
in the final round.
The contestants were judged in four
events: private interview, which
See JACOBS, page 2
Although redrawing Student Con
gress districts is on the upcoming
agenda, the districts will not be changed
before the Sept. 22 special election,
Speaker Jennifer Lloyd said.
Lloyd said that the existing districts
were not logical but that there would not
be a legal and fair way to redistrict at
"Imagine it," she said. "No one would
have any idea who they were supposed
to vote for or what district they were in.
"Right now, the districts are a mess,
but we can't do anything about it until
the 1993 election," she said.
Lloyd said she was planning to re
work the districts later this fall.
"I'm just really discouraged about
how the districts stand now," Lloyd
said. "We want to go back to a more
simple districting system that will bet
ter represent the students living off cam
pus." : The current system, approved by last
year's Student Congress in January, is
made up of eight off-campus districts
designed to represent 700 to 900 stu
dents for each congress member. Crit
ics point to last February's general elec
tee DISTRICTS, page 4
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m effect indefinite;
"lock doors, carry keys and report any
strangers in (their) building."
Kuncl said it was the students' re
sponsibility to help protect their com
munity. "Propping open locked doors or al
lowing strangers in the buildings places
others in your community at risk," Kuncl
wrote in the letter. "We need your help
in promoting a safer living environ
ment." Rick Chassey, Spencer-Triad area
director, also said residents needed to
create a safe place to live.
"The real key to security is going to
be student involvement," Chassey said.
"Students must lock their room doors
and must be conscious of who comes
into their building.
"If residents want to make a 24-hour
lockup work, then it's going to work."
Leigh Briley, Kenan Residence Hall
president, said that even if a 24-hour
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lock-up policy was not established for
the entire campus, Kenan residents
would start a petition drive to keep the
dorm locked all the time.
At a meeting Monday night, between
60 and 70 of the 130 Kenan residents
voted almost unanimously to establish
a permanent 24-hour lockup for the
dorm, Briley said.
"There is a lot of concern around here
with all the sexual assaults that have
been reported," she said. "The fact that
this is an all-girl area makes us feel a
little more scared."
Suzanne Lindsay, a resident of Cobb,
another all-female dormitory, said she
would feel safer if the housing depart
ment staff implemented a permanent
"Considering everything that has
happened, I think (the 24-hour lockup)
is a smart thing to do," Lindsay said.
"Taking your key out to unlock a door is
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not that big of a deal."
Briley said Kenan residents had dis
cussed having visitors sign in as they
enter the dorm, but that this was no
longer an option because the lobby was
not designed for this purpose.
In addition to the lockup, Kenan resi
dents want housing officials to post
either a campus phone directory or a list
of residents' phone numbers next to the
outside dorm phone for visitors to use,
Visitors would have to call and be let
into the dorm by the resident they wanted
to see, she said.
In the letter, Kuncl asks residents to
communicate with the housing depart
ment staff and to offer ideas and solu
tions for better residence hall security.
"I think what the Kenan students are
doing is appropriate," Kuncl said. "They
are responding to what their commu
UNC to pay
By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill's most prominent citi
zen and largest landowner hasn't been
paying taxes for years.
The University, as a state-funded in
stitution, is exempt from paying prop
erty taxes to the town of Chapel Hill and
to Orange County.
In an attempt to expand the town's
revenue base, several Chapel Hill Town
Council members are calling for the
University to offer the town a payment
in lieu of property taxes.
"In a sense, I think it'sjust a question
of fairness to the town," said Mark
Chilton, a University senior and Chapel
Hill Town Council member. "The Uni
versity is slowly nibbling away at the
town's tax base by buying up private
Each time the University purchases
private land, the property is taken off
the town's tax roll, Chilton said.
But Wayne Jones, University vice
chancellor for business and finance, said
Tuesday that the University's tax-exempt
status did not burden the town.
"It's not like we're freeloaders not
paying for anything," Jones said. "We
have a responsibility to be a good citi
zen, and I think we are.
"The law says we don't have to pay
property taxes," he said.
Jones said he didn't think a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes
plan was appropriate at
"One could dream up a situation in
which a payment plan might be justi
fied," he said. "But I don't think such a
situation exists right now."
But Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun
said he hoped the University would
consider a payment plan, explaining
that the University's tax-exempt status
placed a financial strain on the town.
"You could certainly justify a (pay
ment) plan based on the services ren
dered to the University by the town,"
Council member Art Werner, a lead
ing proponent of the payment plan, said
Harvard, MIT and the University of
Virginia had similar arrangements with
their surrounding towns.
"(The University) doesn't have to do
it," Werner said. "But it would make
them a better corporate citizen."
Werner said the issue would be raised
at the October meeting of the Coordi
nating and Consultation Committee, a
group that meets bi-monthly to discuss
issues that concern the University, the
town and the county.
Chilton said that ultimately, any type
of payment plan would be voluntary for
Although the University doesn't pay
property taxes, the town indirectly ben
efits from its presence, he said.
"Its presence alone drives up prop
erty values, which adds to the town's
tax base," Chilton said. "(The town)
can't whine too much because, after all,
the University also brings in a lot of
He said he hoped the University and
the town could work out an agreement
acceptable to both parties.
"I don't think the University will be
too excited about (a payment plan)," he
said. "I'm not sure what the obvious
benefits to the University would be."
BAC member Tim Smith discusses future plans with other group members
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
At a meeting Tuesday night, mem
bers of the Black Awareness Council
made plans for the future and an
nounced they would hold a gathering
in the Pit later this week.
Tim Smith, one of the founding
members of the BAC, said the group
"planned on having a party on Thurs
day." Smith would not elaborate on
Student Congress Speaker Pro
Tempore Michael Kolb, Dist. 1, who
attended the meeting in Hamilton 1 00,
said BAC leaders told members to
"get together and to bring their friends"
The BAC, which was founded mis
summer by four members of the UNC
football team, is one of the organiza
tions in the coalition fighting for a
free-standing black cultural center.
About 1 5 minutes after the meeting
began, BAC members asked mem
bers of the press to leave the room.
Reporters from the Black Ink, the
newspaper of the Black Student Move
ment, were allowed to stay in the
meeting, along with about 300 other
students and members of the campus
Hugh Stevens, legal council for the
N.C. Press Association, said that while
Billy calls a Time-Out,
leaves late-night haunt
By Andrea Bruce
A Chapel Hill tradition has come, at
least temporarily, to an end.
Billy Penny, the midnight ridiculer
and cook at the late-night hot spot Time
Out Restaurant in University Square,
took a paid vacation three weeks ago
and decided not to return, according to
Eddie Williams, owner of Time-Out.
Penny said Tuesday he still was work
ing at Star Point Convenience and Grill,
where he has worked for the past three
months. Star Point is located at the
intersection of Smith Level Road and
U.S. 15-501 south of Chapel Hill.
"Star Point just gives me better ben
efits," Penny said. "I might work part
time at Time-Out during football sea
the decision to bar certain members of
the press from the meeting did not
violate the N.C. open meetings law
and might not violate the facilities
use policy concerning Hamilton Hall,
it was against the "fundamental prin
ciples upon which the University was
But Smith said that because the
meeting was not intended for all Uni
versity students, BAC members had
the legal right to exclude the press.
After a protest in which about 300
BCC supporters marched to Chancel
lor Paul Hardin's house Thursday,
coalition leaders urged students to
attend the meeting.
"It was a miscommunication (that
all campus community members were
invited)," Smith said. "It was a BAC
meeting. It was nothing against the
"We didn't mean to make (press
members) feel uncomfortable. Wejust
didn't want any other word (about the
party) except word of mouth."
Black Student Movement President
MichelleThomas said she thought the
press was biased against the coalition's
"This is my personal opinion," she
said. "The press was thrown out be
cause the press is biased against us.
See BAC, page 7
Penny, known to most University
students only by his first name, was part
of Time-Out's all-night staff known for
its greasy chicken biscuits that satisfy a
beer belly's craving.
"It's awful," said sophomore Steve
Newby. "This means you can't talk
trash to anyone late at night when you're
For the past seven to eight years,
students have carried on the tradition of
mouthing off to Penny and having him
return their jeers while waiting for their
"He's always been kind of rude to
me," said student Janet Kent. "But I
guess he always added character to the
Williams said he didn't know ex
See BILLY, page 7