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5 coegre members
call for Lloyd's 0Mter
By Anna Griffin
Five leading Student Congress mem
bers, including three committee chair
men, have co-written a bill calling for
the impeachment of Speaker Jennifer
Reps. George Battle and Philip
Charles-Pierre, Dist. 17; Kevin Hunter,
Dist. 14; Charlton Allen, Dist. 21; and
Chris Tuck, Dist. 20, co-authored the
bill after meeting with Lloyd Monday
night. The five congress members con
tend that Lloyd has broken four articles
of the Student Government Code.
"We feel we've reached a point of no
return," Battle said late Monday night.
"After talking with the speaker, we feel
as if we have no other option but im
peachment. "We have four violations, four clear
cut violations and a number of wit
nesses to support the allegations. We've
reached a point of no return with her."
The bill, which will be introduced at
the Sept. 30 congress meeting, outlines
four specific violations of the Student
Government Code. The bill contends
Lloyd "willfully and blatantly" fal
sified a report to Student Congress from
the audit committee concerning the dis
appearance of a large quantity of office
supplies. The original report, authored
by Pam Sanders, audit committee chair
woman, said $86.26 in expenditures
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Nine new members of Student Con-
gress were chosen Tuesday in a spe
cial election held to fill the seats va
cated this fall.
Elections Board officials tabulated
the votes by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, less
than an hour and a half after the polls
"I think (the election) went great,"
said Ron Barnes, Elections Board
chairman. "We didn't have any prob
lems. For a special election in the
beginning of the year, we had a really,
rally good turnout."
' According to the unofficial returns,
269 students voted in the election, end
312 votes were cast. Graduate stu
dents were allowed to vote more than
once in the election because an at
large position for graduate students
was open as well as the positions for
'Hey, sweetie!' and friendly face a popular campus
Union Station unit supervisor 'Miss
The five mem
bers said Lloyd
told the congress
that much more
was missing. On
said she had read
the committee re
port to the con
gress but also had
cern that more sup
plies were unaccounted for.
"I read that report verbatim to con
gress," she said. "I also said I was still
very concerned about $ 1 20 of materials
that were not in the office. I read the
report verbatim and then gave my con
cerns, something every member of con
gress has the right to do."
Lloyd tried to stop a check for
$645 from going to the Campus Cru
sade for Christ. Lloyd, who supported a
bill passed Wednesday that allocated
the money to Campus Crusade to bring
AIDS speaker John Harris to campus,
refused to sign the check last week after
several constituents called to complain,
the bill states.
Lloyd, who supported the measure to
donate the money to the Campus Cru
sade, denied the allegation. Lloyd said
the Campus Crusade would have to
prove that Harris' speech, which will be
held Thursday night in Memorial Hall,
was not religious in nature.
According to the unofficial results:
Jenifer Lyn Grady won in Dis
trict 2 with 1 3 votes. Grady ran unop
posed. Mark Fusco, who also ran unop
posed, won in District 5 with 27 votes.
Wayne Wilson won in District 8
with 16 votes. Geoff Walton, the next
. highest vote-getter, received three
Richard Esposito woninDislrict
11 the at-large district with 50
votes. Wilson, who finished first in
District 8, finished second with 32
: Garrick Skalski won in District
15 with 12 votes. Wendy Mohr, the
only other candidate for this district,
received four votes,
Gregory Batdorff won in Dis
trict 20 with 10 votes. Kelly Karras,
See ELECTION, page 2
Ruth' brightens a student's day with her warm
! I ' iliSllil
lated the Student
by not holding
with the Adminis
of congress. The
sists of Battle,
Pro Tempore Michael Kolb, Dist. 1.
Battle, Charles-Pierre and Tuck said
no administrative meetings had been
held since the school year began.
Lloyd refused to give Student Su
preme Court Chief Justice Malcolm
Turner copies of the Student Govern
ment Code. Under the code, the speaker
of congress must present copies of the
administrative document to anyone re
Lloyd said financial strains had kept
her from distributing the copies re
quested for the Student Supreme Court.
"There are no more codes," she said.
"I'd be happy to supply every member
of the student body with a code if we
had the money."
Lloyd said she had requested more
money for congress's publications and
The five members met with Lloyd
See LLOYD, page 2
for all groups
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant Urfirersity Editor
At the second official meeting of
Students for a Multicultural Center, Stu
dent Body President John Moody said
he did not back a free-standing black
cultural center and expressed his sup
port for a multicultural center.
Moody said he acknowledged that
the present BCC was inadequate but
added that there was not enough space
to build a free-standing BCC on cam
pus. He said he supported a multicultural
center that would include other cultural
groups represented in the student body.
Moody said he thought the effective
ness of tie BCC programs would be
hindered by having a free-standing
"Most people in the University com
munity feel very strongly about the new
See MULTICULTURAL, page 2
smile and mothering personality
Shopping carts and a police line block the entrance to the Eastgate Food Lion, which burned in one of three Sunday night fires
Officials seek 3 suspects
in connection with fires
By Paul Bredderman
Employees of The Intimate
Bookshop and Cameron's Craft Gal
lery gave state investigators descrip
tions of three men who might have
started fires that destroyed or dam
aged Chapel Hill businesses Sunday
Food Lion at Eastgate Shopping
Center also was damaged in a Sunday
The descriptions were released
Tuesday morning by the Chapel Hill
Fire Department after officials said
they suspected arson as a cause of the
"None of us are surprised," said
Steve Bullock, vice president of The
Intimate Bookshop. "I suspected (ar
Employees of both stores were able
to identify men they saw in non-pub
Faculty leaders endorse Hardin's BCC plan
By Brad Short
Members of the UNC Faculty
Council's executive committee have
said they support Chancellor Paul
Hardin and other administrators in the
issue of a free-standing black cultural
In a statement issued last week, ex
By Andrea Young
As any hungry and hurried student
can verify, Union Station can be a vir
tual madhouse between classes.
Frenzied students hustle fora muffin
and a place in line and watch their
precious 10 minutes tick by painfully.
But when customers finish their
fumble for elbow room and reach the
end of the line, they are often greeted by
a familiar face.
Waiting to collect their crumpled
dollars with a smile or a "hey, sweetie!"
is Miss Ruth, Union Station's unit su
pervisor. Miss Ruth, as she is known to almost
all her customers, is actually 53-year-old
Ruth Justice Rourk, who came to
the University five years ago and has
since become a welcome campus oasis
for many students.
"When you're upset about waiting in
line, she just puts a smile on your face
and makes it worth it," said Kim Preslar,
ajuniorjournalism major who frequents
Union Station daily.
But if students like Miss Ruth, the
feeling is mutual.
"The students always brighten my
day," Rourk said. "I feel like I'm a
mother to all these kids."
Born in Durham, Rourk attended N.C.
Central University for two years before
moving to Virginia, where she worked
as supervisor at a military snack bar. It
was not long, ihough, before she began
lic areas of the stores minutes before the
Danny Cameron, owner of
Cameron's Craft Gallery, said Tuesday
the fire at his store started in an area two
feet off the ground, away from any
"1 asked (the SBI agents) if they were .
suspicious of arson, and they said (ar
son) was likely," he said.
Two employees working in
Cameron's Craft Gallery Sunday night
both reported seeing a white man with
sandy brown hair, 5 feet 10 inches tall,
who weighed about 1 80 pounds.
The man was wearing jeans, tennis
shoes, gold-rimmed glasses and a multi
colored baseball hat with lettering on
the front, employees told SBI investiga
tors. Two additional suspects were re
ported by employees of The Intimate
The first was a white man with light
ecutive committee members said that
while they recognized the need for a
more adequate BCC, they supported
Hardin's effort to organize a working
group to decide upon a concrete BCC
Committee members said they sup
ported Hardin's call for discussion be
tween administrators and advocates for
a free-standing center.
oasis for hurried students
doing what she likes best working
with young people.
"I've always worked with young
people," she said. "I've been surrounded
by young people practically all my life."
After working at Fort Monroe in
Hampton, Va., she became a YWCA
supervisor, organized a girls' basket
ball team and taught arts and crafts. In
1985, she began working as a supervi
sor at the College of William and Mary
Rourk transferred to the University
in 1 987, where she originally worked as
a service supervisor in Lenoir. Several
promotions later, she became Union
Station unit supervisor. Her duties now
include hiring, stocking, doing inven
tory, handling money, training, coach-
ing and counseling.
"I just manage the whole section.
That's what I do," Rourk explained in
her usual matter-of-fact and jovial man
ner. "I enjoy my job."
Chris Derby, director of Carolina
Dining Services, said, "She pretty much
runs her own show over there."
Although Union Station is the busi
est unit on campus, Rourk does the
work of both a manager and a supervi
sor, Derby said. Most of the other six
units have two people to fill these jobs.
Derby said he wouldn't put just anyone
in that position.
Rourk's success and popularity can
be attributed to her attitude toward her
customers. "When I see (professors)
come in, and they're in a hurry to get
to dark brown hair, standing 5 feet 10
inches to 6 feet tall. The man appeared
about 30 years old and was wearing a
blue-green jacket and jeans.
Intimate Bookshop employees also
saw a slender black man with short
hair, possibly bald. He was about 5
feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a
colorful suit jacket.
Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Joe
Robertson said Tuesday that employ
ees of both stores will look at a lineup
of several photographs compiled by
Chapel Hill police.
If employees can identify a sus
pect, police will bring the suspect in
for questioning, he said.
The police also have compiled a
list of six to eight people under suspi
cion for the fires, Robertson said. The
names came from telephone calls,
people on the street and through po-
See FIRE, page 7
The executive committee, a group of
nine faculty members who represent
the Faculty Council and make decisions
when the council is not meeting, re
leased the statement after their Sept. 15
meeting. The statement reads:
"We, the Executive Committee of
the Faculty Council, care deeply about
See FACULTY, page 7
back to class, I make sure they get
through," she said. "The customers come
first; that's what we're here for."
Rourk said her fa vorite snack at Union
Station was the popcorn. "We're known
for our popcorn. People come from all
overcampusand want our recipe for our
Though the power of popcorn should
not be underestimated, she said Union
Station's popularity also had to do with
its convenience and atmosphere.
"If you just want to watch TV and
just kind of chill out, this is the place to
come," she said. "We're pretty much
Gradesa Lockhart, one of the 1 5 to 20
students who works under Rourk, said
she enjoyed her job. "I like working
under Miss Ruth," said Lockhart, who
works 12 12 hours per week. "She's
always smiling ... always singing."
Rourk spends a lot of time singing. In
addition to working at Union Station 40
to 53 hours a week, she is involved with
twochoirs at Russell Memorial Episco
pal Church in Durham.
As if she were not busy enough,
Rourk has another hobby.
"I like collecting butterflies," she said.
"I like them because they're colorful,
and they're just free."
On a busy Wednesday afternoon,
Rourk munches the last handful of her
favorite snack as she emerges from the
kitchen and flutters to a Union Station
See MISS RUTH, page 2
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