TODAY: Partly cloudy; high
IIELPOG THE HOMELESS
The Inter-Faith Council shelter and community volunteers provide
help for the area's homeless
HONORED: UNC men's and
women's swimming coach Frank
Comfort, given a 25-year service
award by the College Swimming
Coaches Association of America
Comfort is in his 16th season
SIDELINED: For up to six
weeks, Cleveland Browns Q8
Bernie Kosar, who suffered a
hairline fracture of his right ankle
in Monday night's loss to Miami
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy;
i Members of the University community will commemorate the legacy
I of Sonja Stone at 7 p.m. today in Memorial Hall
study Abroad will have an
information session on Univer
sity of Belgrano in Argentina at
4:30 p.m. in 12 Caldwell.
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Volume 100, Issue 62
Wednesday, September 16, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Coalition rejects Hardini? committee plan
By Anna Griffin
Chancellor Paul Hardin said Tues
day that Provost Richard McCormick
would lead a committee to consider any
and all proposals for expanding the black
cultural center, but the student coalition
for a free-standing BCC responded by
saying they would meet only with the
The proposed committee would be
composed of students, faculty and staff
members and would investigate sug
gestions members of the University
community have for expansion of the
BCC, McCormick said. The group
would look at plans for expanding the
existing BCC and plans for a free-standing
"Certainly it's going to be a balanced
group," McCormick said. "Definitely it
will include some students who support
a free-standing BCC."
McCormick said the committee
would come up with at least one con
crete proposal for the chancellor, who
Wilkerson won't be charged
for false signature on letter
By Paul Bredderman
Former Chapel Hill Town Council
member Roosevelt Wilkerson probably
could not be found guilty of a misde
meanor for falsifying Mayor Ken
Broun's signature on a letter, Orange
Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox
from the council
The letter bear
ing Broun's falsi
fied signature was
sent to speed plans
for a senior citizen
ment that would be
affiliated with New Covenant Christian
Church, of which Wilkerson is pastor,
Wilkerson also sent a second letter of
support to United Church Homes dated
Sept. 10, 1991, in which he falsely iden
tified himself as mayor pro tempore,
See WILKERSON, page 7
Assaults trigger more concern
By James Lewis
In the wake of an assault on campus
and two unrelated off-campus assaults
Saturday morning, personal safety
should continue to be a concern of stu
dents and other campus community
members. University officials said Tues
day. The campus assault, which occurred
near Gardner and Dey halls at 1 :06 a.m.,
involved a female student that was walk
The student was approached from
behind by a man that, according to po
lice reports, asked to walk the victim
After she refused, the assailant took
the victim's Mace from her, sprayed her
in the face and fled the scene.
Maj. Don Gold of the University
Police said that the victim did not get a
good enough look at the suspect to
make an accurate composite sketch and
that the police had no new leads con
cerning the case.
The campus assault, along with two
incidents that occurred off campus dur
By Kristen Huffman
The Marching Tar Heels played mu
sic at Saturday's home football game
but did not march at halftime because
scheduling conflicts kept them from
practicing a halftime show.
The Tar Heels, UNC ' s marching pep
band, performed at the game and
marched beforehand but did not put the
music and marching together.
Eve Mclntire, a sophomore from
Live, live, live!!! Life is a banquet and some poor
after approving it, would take it to po
tential donors and the Board of Trust
ees. "This is serious," McCormick said.
"There is going to be a product."
In his announcement, which was
faxed to members of the press Tuesday
night, Hardin says that the time has
come for students and administrators to
sit down and come up with a concrete
solution for giving the BCC the facili
ties it needs.
"Before I came to UNC as chancel
lor, our trustees had approved the estab
lishment of a black cultural center on
our campus, and temporary space was
made available in the Frank Porter Gra
ham Student Union," Hardin said in the
release. "During the past year, disagree
ment has arisen over an aspect of the
future of the Stone Center.
"Superficially, the disagreement is
architectural. Deeper down, the prob
lem is misunderstandings about how
decisions are made in our university.
Still deeper down, the problem is that
we have not succeeded in eliminating
Ewell plans to apply for council seat
By Chad Merritt
Mickey Ewell, a candidate defeated
in last year's election for Chapel Hill
Town Council, said Tuesday that he
planned to apply to fill Roosevelt
Wilkerson's newly vacated seat.
Wilkerson stepped down from the
council Monday after admitting he fal
sified Mayor Ken Broun's signature.
Broun said the next step for the coun
cil would be to appoint a new council
Although anyone may apply for the
vacant position, Broun said he would
like to see the council appoint another
member from the black community.
"I intend to contact leaders in the
African-American community to so
licit names and encourage people to
apply," Broun said.
But Ewell, who also is chairman of
the conservative political watchdog
group TaxWatch, said he believed he
could fairly represent the concerns of
black residents of Chapel Hill.
"I feel that I can represent the whole
ing the weekend, has prompted officials
to reiterate the need for students to take
responsibility for their own safety.
Gold said that at present, UNC offi
cials would take no further steps be
yond the 24-hour dorm lockup and the
presence of additional security officers
to tighten campus security.
"Students should use well-lighted
paths and, if possible, the buddy sys
tem," when walking at night, he said.
Frederic Schroeder, dean of students,
said the University Police were "very
aware" of the situation. He said he be
lieved police would keep a close eye on
all areas of campus.
Schroeder advised students "to be
very alert to possible problems."
Schroeder also said members of the
University community should pay close
attention to a memorandum sent to all
students, faculty and staff Aug. 26 by
Chancellor Paul Hardin.
The notice, which advised students
not to walk alone on campus at night
and to take all possible safety precau
tions, was not received by some stu
dents until last week.
Other students received the note ear
conflicts resolved; band
Charlotte and a member of the flag
squad, said conflicting practice field
schedules with other UNC teams kept
the squad from rehearsing their march
ing. "We've been here since a week and a
half before school began, but due to
conflicting schedules with other teams
who needed the field, we were unable to
practice our marching," Mclntire said.
"Therefore, we couldn't put the mu
sic and marching together for Saturday."
racism on our campus.
But in an official response Tuesday,
members of the coalition for a free
standing black cultural center said they
only would meet with Hardin himself.
The response reads:
"When Chancellor Hardin states that
we have not succeeded in eliminating
racism on campus, we must assume that
he is speaking from personal experi
ence. The Coalition has this response to
the Chancellor's statement:
"1 ) The Chancellor has not directly
communicated to the Student Coalition
since Wednesday, June 24th, 1992. All
of his 'intermediaries' have stated that
the problem lies with the Chancellor
himself and not anyone in the adminis
tration. These 'intermediaries' have
been Provost Richard McCormick,
Vice-Chancellor (Donald) Boulton.Don
Collins, and Robert Temple. We even
had to get his statement that is printed
(Tuesday) from another source.
"2) We will only respond and meet
directly with the Chancellor at this point.
We refuse to allow the Chancellor to
Black leaders react to resignation .
community," he said. "I have tremen
dous support from black leaders in the
Ewell, who owns Spanky's, Squid's
and 411 West restaurants, placed fifth
last November in a race with four open
"I made the commitment to run (last
year)," he said. "The community could
use input from someone with a business
All of the candidates that were de
feated in last year's election said they
might consider applying for the posi
tion but had not made final decisions.
Candidates from last year's election
included Ralph Bass, Ewell, Robert
Joesting, Tom McCurdy, Andrew
Peterson, Bill Thorpe, Paul Tripodi and
Joesting said that although he was
interested in the position, he agreed
with Broun that the council should have
at least one black member.
See COUNCIL, page 7
lier, Schroeder said.
Hardin's memo also advised students
to use the Point-to-Point Shuttle and
SAFE Escort to help ensure personal
In addition to these alerts, a Crime
Prevention and Safety Exposition will
be held from 10a.m. until 2 p.m. Thurs
day in the Great Hall of the Student
The program will be free and open to
Lt. Marcus Perry of the University
Police said in a press release that the
event was created "to provide a forum
where the University and community
can become aware of the services pro
vided by the University and the sur
Gold said the exposition was an ef
fort to make "total University resources
available to students."
Brochures concerning prevention of
all types of assault, including rape,
sexual assault and racially motivated
attacks, will be available, he said.
Gold said "support and assistance"
will be made available to all victims of
Saxophone section-leader Dave
Lawing, a senior from Lilburn, Ga.,
said that although members of the band
were not happy with the situation, they
still were concentrating on doing the
best job possible.
"After band camp was over with, we
didn't have a field to practice on the
next week," he said.
"Our performance consists of march
ing and playing music. If we can't go
outside to march, then half of our per
formance is lost.
pass the buck to his underlings.
"3) This is no longer a movement;
this is a revolution!"
In an interview Tuesday night, Hardin
said that while he was disappointed
with the initial reaction by members of
the coalition, his statement was ad
dressed to the entire community.
"I'm disappointed with that initial
response, and I hope it will be re
thought," he said. "The matter was
handled through the office of press rela
tions. We thought the most efficient
way to get the report out to the entire
community was through the local me
dia." The chancellor said he still would
encourage McCormick to consider coa
lition members for the committee.
Hardin also said he hoped some sort
of resolution could be reached by No
vember or January, when the next two
Board of Trustees meetings are to be
held. The chancellor did say he was not
concerned about meeting the BAC's
See BCC, page 2
Cely Chicurel's "Smaug"
By Rama Kayyali
Twenty years ago, Womancraft was forced to hold bake
sales to raise enough money to pay the rent. Today, it's a
profitable business with 35 members.
Womancraft gives recognition to women in a field in
which they have not been taken seriously, member Teresa
Van Acker said.
"Most women give their beautiful artwork in form of
gifts to relatives and friends," Van Acker said. "Women
tend to be less business-oriented; this is a place to give them
and their work recognition and self-worth."
The co-op, located at 41 2 W. Franklin St., is the oldest of
its kind in Chapel Hill, dating back to 1972.
Artists who want to display their work at Womancraft
must become members. Men also are allowed to display art
at the co-op.
"The importance is quality of work and originality, not
gender," Van Acker said.
Womancraft is popular because it
town that represents the area and its local artists, she added.
There is a large group of followers
of state," Van Acker said.
"Obviously, the band was not happy
with it. In order to stay productive, we
concentrated on our music, so we could
at least give the fans a show even if we
couldn't do the marching."
Jeff Elliott, associate athletic direc
tor, said several members of the athletic
and music departments met last week in
an attempt to find a solution to the
Director of Bands James Hile re
fused to comment on Saturday' s perfor
mance but said he met with Athletic
suckers are starving to death. Auntie Mame
Spike Lee speech, BAC rally
moved to Dean Smith Center
; The rally in support of a free-stand-ing
black cultural center, which is
; scheduled to include an appearance by
: filmmaker Spike Lee, has been moved
r. from Carmichael Auditorium to the
s Dean E. Smith Center to accommo
date the expected crowd.
The event, which originally was
: slated to be held at 10 p.m. Friday in
i the Pit, was moved Monday to
i Carmichael Auditorium. On Tuesday,
rally organizers announced the event
would take place in the Smith Center,
f which seats about 21,500 people.
"With the number of people pro
jected (to attend), it would be better to
put the meeting in the Smith Center,
rather than someplace like Carmichael
; or the Pit," said Tim Smith, a member
of the Black Awareness Council, one
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from "The Lord of the Rings" is one sculpture
" J ' f 1
iw Jamil' - . i -.
recognizes female artists
is the only gallery in
both native and out
at half time Saturday
Director John Swofford and Elliott to
schedule time for the marching band to
practice at various fields for the rest of
The band expects to be ready to march
at Saturday's game, Hile said.
Elliott said he thought the band was
satisfied with the new schedule.
"After that meeting, it was our im
pression that the band was satisfied
with the practice arrangement they have
for the year, given the constraint of a
limited number of practice sites," he
of the organizations in the coalition
for a free-standing BCC.
The rally is scheduled to include
remarks by Lee and speeches by coa
Jeff Elliott, associate athletic di
rector, said he would be meeting with
BCC student ambassador Amie Epps
this morning to discuss specific de
tails. "Anytime (a student group) expects
a larger crowd than they can fill in the
Pit, we try to accommodate them (at
the Smith Center),' Elliott said.
"(Epps) and I are going to meet to
morrow to discuss .specifics, such as
when the building doors will open."
Lee, best known for films such as
Sec BAC, page 2
on display at Womancraft
Because Womancraft is a co-op, there are no employees.
To become a member of Womancraft, the artist must be
reviewed by the review committee. Once a member, one
has to work at the store once a week, pay a fee and attend
the general meetings.
Twenty-five percent of the profits go to the shop as
commission, according to a report written by Womancraft.
The latest member to join Womancraft is Cely Chicurel,
a Chapel Hiil native and a former UNC student.
Chicurel said Womancraft gave her an avenue to show
case her sculpting talent in a supportive atmosphere.
Cartoon clay figures of wizards, lizards, snakes and
ladders are just a small part of "Fantasies of Clay," Chicurel's
first window display at Womancraft.
The book "Lord of the Rings" inspired Chicurel's cre
ations. She said she listened to the book on tape as she
Chicurel said her clay creations mostly were based on
fantasy creatures from children's books along with her
"I've always enjoyed science fiction," she said. "1 love
the imagination of children, and I try to encourage them as
much as possible to make up stories for their clay creations."
Hile said the possibility of building a
new field also was discussed at the
meeting but refused to comment further
on the subject.
Hile said he thought University offi
cials soon would find a solution to the
"It was a very positive meeting," he
said. "It looks like there's a possible
solution that the athletic department is