TODAY: Mostly sunny; high
The Raleigh World of Beer festival will offer samples
more than 60 types of beer Friday evening
SIGNED: Former Chicago
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tract with the Cleveland
Browns. He will play second
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behind Todd Philcox, who
replaces injured Bernie Kosar.
SURGERY: N.Y. Mets
rightfielder Bobby Bonilla on
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Volume 100, Issue 63
Thursday, September 17, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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She had so much love
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Students, friends and colleagues of
the late Sonja Haynes Stone gathered in
Memorial Hall Wednesday night to pay
tribute to the former UNC professor and
to honor her legacy.
Stone, the former UNC African and
Afro-American Studies associate pro
fessor, died Aug. 10, 1991 at the age of
52. Stone, who came to the University
in 1974, served as director of Afro
American Studies for five years. To
honor her legacy last year, students of
ficially named the Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center after her.
Michelle Thomas, Black Student
Movement president and one of Stone's
former students, said Stone had been a
teacher as well as a mother figure to her.
"She was my mother, my spiritual
guide and my leader," Thomas said. "It
was amazing to see all that she did. She
just had so much love to give. She was
always there to listen and carry your
burden for you and take your load."
Thomas said she also remembered
Stone as a great leader in the black
student community who was always
available to listen and care for her stu
dents. "I feel confident that once the world
knows who she was we will all have a
model to learn from and to model our
selves after," she said.
Scott Wilkens, Campus Y co-president
and a member of the coalition
fighting for a free-standing black cul
tural center, said what he most remem
bered about Stone was her voice.
"A leader really needs to have a voice
that speaks to your soul," he said. "I
think Dr. Stone had one of the most
incredible voices I have ever heard. I
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Paul Caruth, construction manager, leads a tour of the Student Recreation Center
Student Recreation Center
scheduled to open next fall
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
Students, faculty and other mem
bers of the Student Recreation Center
Interim Boardof Directors who toured
the partial ly constructed SRC Wednes
day said they were looking forward to
opening the center to students by next
Paul Caruth, construction manager
for the construction administration
department, guided the tour of the
$4.9 million facility, located on Ra
leigh Road beside Fetzer Gymnasium.
The 27,000-square-foot building,
funded entirely by student fees, will
house the Student Wellness Resource
Center as well as aerobics, weight
training and exercise facilities.
BSM President Michelle Thomas
cannot tell you how much I miss her
voice and hearing what she had to say.
"She had a definite presence and
majesty about her. She impressed, I'm
sure, everyone she came into contact
Students started paying for the SRC
in fall 1 99 1 with a fee increase of $ 1 3
during spring and fall semesters and
$6.50 during the summer sessions.
The fees will continue to pay for
construction costs, upkeep and a di
rector and staff for the center.
Construction on the new building,
which will be attached to Fetzer Gym,
should be completed in February or
March, Caruth said. Construction is
on schedule and most of the mechani
cal and electrical facilities are in place,
Caruth said the building would be
an attractive addition to campus. He
pointed out the front walls of the
building, which will be entirely glass.
See SRC, page 7
I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody
speaks of the legacy of Sonja Stone
Bertha Maxwell-Roddy, a close
friend of Stone, delivered the service's
keynote address. Maxwell-Roddy is the
national president of the Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc. and is the founder of
the black studies department at UNC-
By Anna Griffin
At its Wednesday night meeting. Stu
dent Congress allocated $22,000 in ap
propriations to various student groups
and elected a new Finance Committee
Congress members approved fund
ing for the Rape Action Project, the
Cellar Door literary magazine. Campus
Crusade for Christ, the Association of
International Students and the Carolina
Hispanic Association. Members also
voted to reinstate the budget of the
Phoenix, the campus's biweekly stu
Prior to the appropriations vote. Stu
dent Congress members elected Rep.
Chris Tuck, Dist. 20, to chair the Fi
nance Committee, the group respon
sible for considering funding requests
for student organizations. Tuck replaces
Rep. Charlton Allen, Dist. 21, who re
signed last week because of time con
straints. Tuck defeated Rep. Kevin Hunter,
Dist. 14, by a vote of 1 1 to 10.
Student Congress members approved
a bill to reimburse the Phoenix for the
$2,100 transferred out of its account
this summer to pay for the Scapegoat
The transfer was carried out to pre
vent Central Carolina Bank from repos
sessing the computer system, which
includes several monitors and hard
drives, a scanner and a laser-printer.
Student Congress Speaker Jennifer
Lloyd, who sponsored the bill, said that
while the summer transfer did keep the
system from being repossessed, the sys
tem belonged to student government
The improper transfer occurred because
of miscommunication between the
Hey, it's not even springtime and
elections are coming up.
And that means candidates for the
vacant Student Congress seats need
tocontact the Daily Tar Heel Univer
sity Desk to set up a time for inter
views and photo sessions.
It's important to get your views
and faces in the public eye so the
voters can make intelligent choices
about who will be divvying out their
fees and making the decisions that
dictate the future of this campus.
Interviewphoto times are avail
able on Friday, so candidates should
call NOW 962-0245.
Maxwell-Roddy said she met Stone
in 1974 when Stone was teaching at
UNC-CH and Maxwell-Roddy was
teaching at UNC-Charlotte. Both were
struggling to establish African-American
studies as a solid part of the curricu
lum at their respective schools, she said.
"We were both in the belly of the
whale," Maxwell-Roddy said. "I had a
chancellor that was really just a little
more compassionate. At the same time
my sister was struggling on this campus
just to have this discipline acknowl
edged." Maxwell-Roddy went on to found
the National Council of Black Studies.
Stone earned her tenure at UNC after a
long struggle, she said.
Stone's life and legacy should never
be forgotten, Maxwell-Roddy said.
"Dr. Stone always had the confi
dence and courage to take stands to
move against racism, sexism and
classism," she said. "The Sonja Haynes
Stone Cultural Center at UNC-Chapel
Hill must become a reality. The issue
for us must be what Sonja would want
us to be involved in."
Margo Crawford, BCC director, also
gave a personal tribute to Stone.
"I want to thank Sonja for being the
professor, the woman she was," she
said. "You, Sonja, were a movement in
and of yourself.
"We have declared your name for
ever on this campus."
The program also included tributes
to Stone from Robert Stone, Stone's
son, and Harold Wallace, vice chancel
lor for University affairs.
Arnie Epps, BCC student ambassa
dor, gave a tribute to Stone in a song she
had asked him to sing in one of her
OKs $22,000 in new funding
Phoenix and student government, she
"The Phoenix does not own Scape
goat," she said. "We own it, it is ours.
The student government that preceded
us made a mistake. A student group
should not have to suffer from an ad
The Phoenix issue also played a role
in the election of Tuck as Finance Com
mittee chair. In his speech to congress
before the vote, Tuck blamed Hunter,
who served as Finance Committee chair
man for the Summer Student Congress,
for much of the miscommunication.
"Mr. Hunter was in charge at that
time," Tuck said. "As we all know,
there were tremendous problems of com
munications that led to that situation."
Hunter defended himself, noting that
upon returning to campus this fall, he
had made sure to contact the Phoenix.
Hunter said he had worked with Phoe
nix editors to solve the problem as
quickly as possible.
The Cellar Door
A bill to give the Cellar Door, the
campus literary magazine, $4,500 in
appropriations for printing and fund
raising costs was approved by voice
vote. The bill, which had been recom
mended favorably by the Finance Com
mittee, also set up a 1992-93 budget for
The Carolina Hispanic Association
Congress approved by voice-vote a
bill to provide $2,110 to the Carolina
Hispanic Association. The bill also es
tablished a budget for the organization,
which plans to use the funds for two
dances in the Student Union later this
See CONGRESS, page 7
By Rebecah Moore
Suit and National Editor
Israeli Consul General David Akov
said Wednesday that Israel might sup
port relinquishing control of the Golan
Heights to make peace with Syria, one
of the nation's longest standing enemies.
"Israel says it wants a real peace with
Syria a comprehensive peace," Akov
said in an interview.
The Atlanta-based diplomat was in
town Wednesday continuing his ongo
ing tour to promote Israel.
Akov, one of nine Israeli consulates
in the United States, said the present
round of peace negotiations, which are
scheduled to end Sept. 24, had Israeli
By Dana Pope
Federal officials probably will con
duct an investigation into the falsifi
cation of a signature on a letter by
former Chapel Hill Town Council
member Roosevelt Wilkerson, a U.S.
housing and urban development de
partment official said Wednesday.
The letter, bearing Mayor Ken
Broun's falsified signature, was in
cluded in the HUD Section 202 appli
cation for elderly housing submitted
by New Covenant Christian Church,
of which Wilkerson is founder and
HUD' s Greensboro field office will
send the letter and other documents to
the department's regional office in
Atlanta, said Ledford Austin, head of
the Greensboro office.
"I can say with certainty that we
will turn over the documents to the
regional office," Austin said. "If you
were a betting person, I would say
there will be an investigation."
Wilkerson stepped down from the
council Monday after he admitted to
falsifying Broun's signature on the
letter, which was addressed to the
president of United Church Homes,
an Ohio-based developer.
Austin added that the HUD office
did not know about the falsified signa
ture until Wednesday.
of $645 donation
By Thanassis Cambanis
, Staff Writer
After a 45-minute debate. Student
Congress passed a bill Wednesday
night appropriating a $645 donation
to Campus Crusade for Christ to bring
AIDS speaker John Harris to campus.
Congress passed the bill by a 13-6
roll-call vote. Although Campus Cru
sade for Christ initially had asked for
of funding that would be paid for
Harris' hotel, food and travel costs.
The amendment to the bill was pro
posed by Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6.
This request marked the first time
; ipus Crusade members have asked
: for student government funding. Cam
pus Crusade President Mary Pat Buie
said she believed a student govern
ment endorsement of Harris would
legitimize his presentation and in
crease campus publicity.
Harris will give a two-hour presen
tation titled "Intimacy in the Age of
AIDS" Sept. 24. During the first hour
of the presentation, Harris will lecture
on the scientific aspects of AIDS and
offer abstinence as a solution.
After his speech, Harris will an
swer questionsfor another hour. Cam
pus Crusade members will distribute
contact cards at the end of the presen
tation for those interested in further
information on the Christian perspec
f tive on AIDS, Buie said.
Buie said the twofold purpose of
the presentation was to serve the Uni
versity through scientific AIDS edu
may be crucial in talks
officials confident that peace was within
reach with Syria, which borders Israel
to the northeast.
"It seems that there is a change," he
said. "Where this change will lead to is
hard to say."
The "principle of trading
subterritories for peace in the Golan
Heights" might be necessary for overall
peace with Syria, Akov added.
The Israeli government proposed a
new peace document Monday to Syria
that outlined Israel's goals for peace
and the conditions under which peace
would be made.
In the proposal, the Israelis also in
cluded U.N. Resolution 242, which de
tails the proposed Israeli-Syrian com
we accepted (the
Austin said. "It
that we found
out that ...
had signed it."
Church submitted the application to
HUD concerning 40 units of elderly
housing that were slated to be con
structed on the corner of Smith Level
and Culbreth roads.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney
Carl Fox said Wednesday that he
would not press charges against
Wilkerson despite the possible HUD
investigation. "That's up to them,"
But Fox added that he would wait
and consider the results of the pos
sible HUD probe before making a
final decision about whether the state
would file charges against Wilkerson.
Fox said earlier this week that it
was not likely that Wilkerson would
be found guilty of falsifying Broun's
If the HUD regional office in At-
See WILKERSON, page 7
ends in approval
to religious group
cation and to give students an oppor
tunity to learn more about Christian
ity. "He is coming from a Christian
perspective, but his presentation is .
based on scientific research," she said.
But Speaker Pro Tempore Michael
Kolb, DisL I, said he opposed the bill
because Harris' religious background
"dangerously toed the line" between
church and state.
"The speaker is here for a religious
purpose," he said. "The state should
not pay for that"
Speaker Jennifer Lloyd said the
Student Go vemment Code prohibited
funding political and religious activi
ties with money from student fees.
Much of the debate centered around
whether Harris' presentation actually
would be religious. Congress mem
bers overruled a decision by Lloyd
that would have required a two-thirds
majority vote to pass the bill.
Harris biography states mat he has
attended all national AIDS confer
ences and two international AIDS :
conferences. He works for the "Why
Wait?" organization, whose members
speak at high schools and universities
about sexual behavior.
Rep. Kevin Hunter, Dist 14, said '
all speakers have some sort of bias.
"We cannot discriminate against this
group just becanse their name is Cam
pus Crusade," he said."
In addition to Cohen and Kolb,
Reps. Erica Glover and Dezette
McMillan, Dist 1 8; Kelly Jones, Dist.
1 1 ; and Wendy Sarrat, Dist. 1 3, voted
against the bill.
promise on the Golan Heights. Israel
captured the Golan during the 1 967 war
against surrounding Arab nations.
Akov added that Syrian peace with
Israel could improve Syrian-U.S. rela
tions. "Syrians understand they don't have
a patron anymore in the Soviet Union,"
Akov said. "For their own interests,
they need to get closer to the West and
the United States ... and proceed with
the peace process to make real peace."
Despite strides by both countries to
achieve acompromise, Akov said Israel
was not trying to involve itself in re
solving other controversial matters
See CONSUL, page 7 :