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Volume 100, Issue 60
Monday, September 14, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Spike Lee plans vfeit
to support BCC fight
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
As the heat rises under Chancellor
Paul Hardin to support a free-standing
black cultural center, the movement is
beginning to draw national attention,
including a visit to campus by film
maker Spike Lee.
After two protests, one a peaceful
takeover of South Building Thursday,
reports of racial tension at UNC have
reached the nation's mainstream news
media. The issue was mentioned on
ABC's "Nightline" Monday, and on
Friday, The New York Times ran a
story about athletes who become in
volved in politics. The article focused
on the Black Awareness Council and
mentioned the march to Hardin's home
Sept. 3 and Thursday's protest at South
The BAC, which was formed this
summer by four football players, has
been a driving force behind the recent
protests. The group has expanded to
include more team members and bas
ketball player Brian Reese.
In response to the New York Times
story, filmdirector Spike Lee telephoned
members of the coalition Friday and
offered to come to UNC.
Lee is the nephew by marriage of the
late Professor Sonja Stone, for whom
the BCC is named.
Amie Epps, BCC ambassador and
vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha fra
ternity, said Lee would speak Friday at
10 p.m. in the Pit to lend his public
support to the UNC students who are
fighting for a free-standing BCC.
Lee's visit will be sponsored and
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North Carolina tailback Natrone Means breezes by Furman
cornerback Andre Worrell (1 4) Saturday night at Kenan Stadium.
New PAC to address student concerns
By Michael Workman
UNC student Kirk Ross watched the
N.C. General Assembly hike his tuition
twice during its past two sessions.
But instead of just accepting the ris
ing costs, Ross, who previously cov
ered the state legislature for the Chapel
Hill Newspaper, decided to do some
thing about it.
By starting a statewide political ac
tion committee for students, Ross said
he hoped to give students more control
over the General Assembly and more
say in legislation involving student is
sues. "In the last two sessions of the legis
lature, students have been under-represented,
and the legislation (that was
passed) is evidence of that," Ross said.
"(Students) seem to have lost our voice."
Ross said the group had two mis
sions: to better educate students about
the General Assembly and to assist in
getting student concerns heard.
paid for by APA, the BSM and the
"(Lee) wanted to keep it informal,"
Epps said. "He said he wanted to be able
to speak to the people in a very, very
informal setting. He's totally behind
(the movement). He said it was ridicu
lous almost that it was such an issue. It's
not that we need a BCC because we
already have one. The issue is the free
Epps said on Sunday that he already
had received phone calls from students
at Duke, N.C. Central, N.C. A&T, Wake
Forest and UNC-Greensboro who
wanted to hear Lee speak.
"I believe there will be national at
tention," Epps said. "We don't know
whether we'll have to move it some
where else. I expect thousands of
Tim Smith, one of the football play
ers who helped found the BAC, said he
was glad Lee was interested in the BCC
issue. Smith said national attention was
one of the goals of the BCC protests.
"(National attention) puts outside
pressure on Chancellor Hardin," Smith
said. "(Hardin's) proven he's not going
to budge, so we hope somebody on the
outside can make him.
"Everybody in this world has a boss
Smith said that former UNC basket
ball star Michael Jordan also might make
an appearance, but that Jordan had not
confirmed that he would visit.
Jordan' s mother, Delores Jordan, has
pledged that the Michael Jordan Foun
dation, a Chicago-based philanthropic
organization, would pay the construc
tion costs for a free-standing building.
Means rushed for 75
28-0 blanking of the
The group will print a newsletter to
inform student groups all over the state
about legislation being considered by
the General Assembly, Ross said. The
newsletter also will highlight important
The student group will fill the tradi
tional role of a PAC by making sure
legislators consider student concerns,
Ross said part of the group's plan
was to use student constituents to influ
ence individual legislators.
"You determine the key players, . . .
and you open a dialogue with them," he
said. "If you're for them, you let them
know. If you're against them, you try to
get some information and get some folks
in to see them."
Because student concerns often are
diverse, the group will try to limit the
number of issues it takes on without
becoming a single-issue organization,
One area legislator said he thought
the diversity of student concerns would
The silent majority is the crime of
After Thursday's protest at South
Building, UNC administrators contin
ued to say they would not respond to
ultimatums and repeated the message
that they wanted to sit down to talk with
At Thursday 's rally. Smith, the BAC
and other coalition members delivered
a written demand to Hardin, demanding
that Hardin give his "written support
and designation of a site for a free
standing Sonja H. Stone Black Cultural
Center" by Nov. 1 3. The letter also calls
on Hardin to present a concrete plan
concerning a free-standing BCC to the
Board of Trustees immediately.
Hardin complemented the students
for their orderly demonstration on
Thursday, but said he did not have any
plans to answer their ultimatum.
"They gave me 60 days," he said.
"Obviously, I'm just going to work hard
to get things together even before the 60
days are up."
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said that although the
protest at South Building was one of the
largest he'd seen in recent years, it was
not unusual for the University.
"There have been many different
kinds of protests at the University," he
said. "Many of (the protests) have been
large and very sincere."
Boulton said Sunday that he would
continue to try to make progress toward
a solution by meeting with students.
"It's difficult to make progress and
meet real needs under an ultimatum,"
he said. "We're trying to bring people
together to talk and reason. But you
, don' t find that in an environment that' s
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prevent a student group from becoming
Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange, said he
was afraid that differing messages from
the student PAC and UNC-system lob
byist Jay Robinson could hurt the effec
tiveness of the UNC lobby.
"I would hope that students would
continue to try to work through
(Robinson)," Lee said. "The present
system is the best one."
Ross said he understood Lee's con
cerns, but thought the PAC would work
closely with Robinson to ensure that the
UNC lobby presented a coherent mes
sage. Robinson, UNC-system vice presi
dent for public affairs, said he thought
the PAC could be effective if it stayed
out of the "ad-hoc, one-issue, adversarial
role" that often trapped student groups.
"I think that (the PAC) can be effec
tive, and it can also be a good educa
tional experience for the students in-
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UNC housing officials rule
to continue 24 -hour lockup
By Babita Persaud
The 24-hour lockup limiting ac
cess to campus residence halls will
remain in effect indefinitely, a Uni
versity subcommittee ruled Friday.
The Campus Security Committee's
emergency warning subcommittee, a
six-member team composed of offi
cials from the University administra
tion, the Physical Plant, the UNCNews
Bureau and University Police, an
nounced itsdecision late Friday after
noon after reviewing the status of
"In light of the problems that have
happened on campus and continue to
happen, we feel it is necessary to have
a 24-hour precaution for a while,"
said Wayne Kuncl, University hous
The lockup, which began Sept. 2,
was the housing department's pre
cautionary reaction to the Aug. 29
rape of a UNC student in her Gran ville
Towers room and the Aug. 31 and
Sept. 1 assaults of two women on
back paths near Kenan Stadium.
Although police eventually caught
the escaped convict suspected in the
Aug. 29 rape, they say they have no
concrete leads in the two more recent
The lockup is not a perfect solu
tion, but it is a step in the right direc
tion, Kuncl said.
BOG committee to discuss fees
By Marty Mincbin
Assistant University Editor
A special subcommittee of the Board
of Governors that was created last sum
mer to study student fees and to form a
set of rules for setting student fees met
for the first time Thursday.
Mark Bibbs, a UNC graduate student
from Chapel Hill and the founder of the
special committee, said he created it to
deal with the moratorium the General
Assembly had placed on student fees in
"The moratorium was placed by the
legislature because of the increased in
terest in the debate over student fees thi s
summer," he said.
Members of the N.C. General As
sembly put a freeze on student fees in
July because officials from many uni
versities in the 16-school system were
asking for large increases in student
fees but did not want tuition to be in
creased, Bibbs said.
In response, members of the General
Assembly required the research of stu
dent fees and the creation of guidelines
to set fees. The new policy cannot be
adopted before April 1993.
"The General Assembly said we were
By Dale Castle
A University graduate student filed a
report with Chapel Hill police early
Saturday morning and told officers he
had been assaulted by 20 UNC lacrosse
Brooks Avery of Chapel Hill was
treated at the Student Health Service for
injuries to his jaw and ear, Avery said
Avery told police he had been hit in
the face, head and body at 2:45 a.m.
Saturday at 100 E. Franklin St., accord
ing to police reports.
"I called the coach after the inci
dent," Avery said.
UNC lacrosse coach Dave Klarmann
said that Avery would try to identify the
players that hit him but that he doubted
Avery would be able to.
"None of my guys hit (Avery),"
Klarmann said. "If (Avery) can make a
positive ID and press charges, then more
power to him."
Avery said that early Saturday morn
ing, several lacrosse players threatened
his roommate Chris Shank at Players,
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"It is one step to addressing campus
safety, and it is only one step," he said,
adding that the committee had consid
ered the fact that the two assaults oc
curred outside residence halls while the
lockup was in effect.
In addition to the lockup, UNC crews
are clearing bushes in some areas of
campus and are reviewing lighting on
pathways. University officials said.
On Friday, Kuncl met with students,
area directors and housekeeping staff
members to discuss some of the prob
lems surrounding the lockup. Some stu
dents have questioned the effectiveness
of the policy.
"We know that when one person
walks into a residence hall, five can
walk in right behind him," Kuncl said.
Students also have complained about
the lack of accessibility to residence
hall laundry facilities and computer labs
in the locked dormitories, hard-to-get-at
exterior stairwells and the use of
In an effort to solve these problems,
University officials have created a spe
cial committee to look into the security
needs of each dorm.
"There are slight variations from
building to building," Kuncl said. For
example, a larger building would not
have the same problems as some of the
smaller buildings, he said.
Most on-campus residents received
letters on their doors Sunday from Uni
versity housing informing them of the
not being respon
sible in setting
forth criteria to
raise student fees,"
Bibbs said. "They
said we have to
study it until
the special com
mittee to ensure
be written by
April. He said the
General Assembly would not lift the
moratorium until a student-fee policy
"The moratorium is indefinite," he
said. "The longer we take to create this
policy, the longer fees will be frozen.
"My interests are to ensure the com
mittee will act as soon as possible in
reviewing the fee policy to relieve cam
puses of their financial woes."
Charles Flack, a committee member,
said he thought the main purpose of the
committee was to write a set of ques
tions which would be asked to adminis
trators when they proposed a raise in
"It's finding the right questions to
Pizza Hut delivery fails
county health inspection
By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant City Editor
Orange County health inspectors
gave Pizza Hut at 516 W. Franklin St.
an "F" rating Friday, forcing the de
livery and carry-out store to shut down
until ratings improve.
"I don't think the average Pizza
Hut customer should be concerned at
all," said local attorney Grainger
Barrett, who represents the restaurant
"Out of 40 stores in the Triangle, 39
have 'A' ratings.
"We think this was just an isolated
incident," he said.
Chris Derby, general manager of
Carolina Dining Services, said Pizza
Hut's failing grade could affect its
inclusion on the meal card plan.
'The contract certainly specifies
that pizza vendors are to maintain a
gTade A' rating," Derby said.
Derby said he would meet early
this week with Pizza Hut officials to
discuss the implications of the health
Inspectors gave the restaurant a 68
percent rating out of a possible 1 00
percent. Restaurants that receive rat
ings below 70, the minimum passing
grade, are required to close.
Pizza Hut will continue its delivery
services, although no food will be
continued lockup and providing tips
to make the lockup more effective.
According to the list, residents
Always lock their dorm room
doors when they leave;
Carry their keys with them at all
Not allow anyone in the building
who is not a resident;
Notify dormitory staff members
if they find outside doors open; and
Report suspicious activity to
housing officials andor the Univer
Although the subcommittee even
tually will determine what heightened
security measures will cost the Uni
versity, many of the safety tips sug
gested cost nothing, Kuncl said.
Laura Hartsell, a senior from Char
lotte and an RA in Whitehead Resi
dence Hall, an all-female dorm near
Franklin Street, said the lockup was
an effective weapon against campus
Hartsell said the subcommittee's
proposal to look at each dorm sepa
rately was a good move, citing the
individual security concerns of each
At Whitehead, for example, large
bushes block residents' view of the
outside and provide easy hiding places
for would-be assailants, she said. "The
huge bushes around the dorm need to
be cut down," she said.
ask," he said.
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs, said the new morato
rium would only add to the financial
difficulties the University would face in
the coming year.
"It has caused for us a very difficult
time," he said. "We're on the down
slope, and we'll just keep continuing."
Boulton said programs including
a.p.p.l.e.s. and projects such as install
ing a new roof on the Student Union
would continue to suffer because the
University could not raise student fees
for at least another year.
At its first meeting, the committee
which consists of the seven members of
the BOG budget and finance commit
tee, Bibbs and former Lt. Gov. Pat Tay
lor heard presentations by the Gen
eral Assembly about the history of stu
dent fees, the ways fees are raised on the
different UNC-system campuses and
the uses of student fees on the cam
puses. "I think it was a step in the right
direction towards beginning the review
of student fees," Bibbs said. "I think it
was a very productive meeting we
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prepared at the uptown Chapel Hill
location until the facility passes a sec
Some of the reasons Pizza Hut was
forced to close included a buildup of
grime on counters, flies in the restau
rant and the failure of employees to
wear hair nets, Barrett said.
But Barrett said Pizza Hut's "F"
rating was mainly due to structural
"Except forthe structural problems,
we would have had a 78 instead of a
68," he said.
Pizza Hut received a citation in
June and was given 90 days to repair
any structural problems, Barrett said.
The 90-day deadline was set to expire
Tuesday, he added.
Barrett said a contractor was sched
uied to repair the structural problems
Saturday so the restaurant could re
open early this week.
"We're going to get with the health
inspector (today) so we can have an
other inspection," he said. "We expect
to pass this time."
Despite Pizza Hut's "F" grade, cus
tomers should not hesitate to patron
ize the restaurant, Barrett said.
A Pizza Hut manager agreed and
said, "Just give us a call and order a
pizza, and you ' II still get the best pizza