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Volume 100, Issue 69
Friday, September 25, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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chaises: taff mot notified.
By Anna Griffin
Chancellor Paul Hardin has written a
new grievance policy that will be con
sidered by the State Personnel Com
mission at its Oct. 6 meeting, and, al
though the bill already has been submit
ted to the state, staff members have not
yet received a copy of the proposal.
The policy, which already has re
ceived a favorable review by the Office
of State Personnel, will be circulated
among staff members next week, said
Laurie Charest, associate vice chancel
lor for human resources. Hardin has
made no public statements concerning
the proposed process changes and did
not return phone calls Thursday.
On Wednesday, The Daily Tar Heel
received a copy of the draft that had
been faxed to a yNC employee from the
Business and Finance Office Tuesday.
The draft was dated Sept. 1, and offi
cials at the Office of State Personnel in
Raleigh confirmed that the copy re
ceived by the DTH was the same draft
Hardin had submitted to the state earlier
Charest also supplied the DTH with
a copy of the final proposal, which is
identical to the plan submitted to the
. In the document, Hardin says the
proposed changes will be considered by
the State Personnel Commission. Upon
SPC approval, the changes become law,
Although sprinkler systems could
have decreased the damage to two
local businesses that burned Sunday
night, officials and local merchants
said the systems might be too expen
sive to install in existing buildings.
: The Intimate Bookshop and the
EastgateFood Lion sustained the most
damage of the three sites where fires
occurred Sunday night. Neither busi
ness had a sprinkler system.
But sprinkler systems did save
Cameron's Craft Gallery in Univer
sity Mall from the amount of damage
The Intimate Bookshop suffered.
"From what I was told, had we not
had a sprinkle system, our fire had a
potential to be a major disaster," said
Danny Cameron, owner of Cameron 's.
The sprinklers definitely saved us."
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun said
Thursday he thought sprinkler sys-
Speaker John Harris gave what he
called a "crash course" on AIDS and the
HIV virus to almost 200 students and
community members Thursday night,
blaming the sexual revolution for the
Harris discussed religious morals
during the presentation, which was
funded by Student Congress under the
presumption that the speech would not
be religious in nature.
He said abstinence was an idea de
veloped by "somebody whose name
I'm not going to mention because it
would get me in real trouble" as he
wrote "God" on the overhead projector.
"The concept of waiting until you
have a singular relationship for a life
time with an uninfected partner that's
the only thing that's going to stop the
disease," Harris said. "Knowledge is
always better than ignorance."
Harris opened his speech, titled "In
timacy in the Age of AIDS," by ad
dressing the controversy surrounding
the debate within Student Congress to
fund the speech, sponsored by Campus
Crusade for Christ.
At the Sept. 16 meeting, some mem-
See HARRIS, page 2
The changes include:
Speeding up the process by chang
ing the time period for response in Step
2 from 30 days to 1 5 days. In Step 2, the
departmental supervisor hears the case.
Also, under the new policy, Step 3 hear
ings would have to be scheduled within
30 days of assignment to the panel chair
man, unless "medical conditions or other
personal emergencies prevent a party,
panelist or key witness from attending."
Changing the Step 3 panel to in
: terns were too expensi ve.
Broun added that he would have to
evaluate the situation carefully before
he supported an ordinance requiring
businesses to install sprinkler systems.
"I think that I would really have to
look carefully into it because of the
enormous expense," he said. "I wouldu 't
preclude the possibility."
: But Broun said his first concern was
me economic welfare of the businesses.
State building codes do not require
all buildings to install sprinklers, said
Greg Kyte, chief fire code consultant
with the N.C. Department of Insurance.
"We base (the codes) on a loss his
tory," Kyte said. "We dont try to imple
ment what we consider unnecessary
"If we found something that was of
imminent danger to occupants, then we
would definitely act very quickly to
remedy the situation," he said.
. Kyte said he could not foresee a
change in the codes despite the recent
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John Harris tells 200 students and community members about the dangers of AIDS
wouldn't have taught those damn birds to play ping pong. B.F. Skinner
clude only staff members. Step 3 used
to be led by faculty members and con
sist of staff members. Employees had
complained that under the old policy,
the chancellor disregarded their opin
ions and made it appear as though staff
members couldn't oversee their own
The panel chair and panel members
will be appointed by a panel adviser,
who also will be responsible for review
ing the grievance to insure it meets
University and state requirements. The
adviser also would counsel all those
involved during the hearing. Under the
new procedure, Hardin would appoint
the panel adviser.
Taking attorneys out of the pro
cess. Although employees are allowed
to maintain private counsel, under the
new policy they are not permitted to
bring their representatives into Steps I,
2 or 3 of the process.
Ordering the Step 3 panel chair
man to write an "issue statement." After
the pre-Step 3 hearing, the panel chair
man must write a brief issue statement
that will be sent, along with any docu
mentation of Steps 1 and 2, to all panel
members, to the grievant and the re
spondent. Revising the panel chairman's
powers to better define when a panel
head may dismiss a Step 3 hearing.
Under the new policy , the panel chair
man may dismiss the grievance if: "no
grievance that can be remedied by the
fires. "We feel that the regulations
that are in place right now in the
; building code provide adequate
safety," he said.
Because The Intimate Bookshop
was built in the 1920s, before the
institution of bu tiding codes, it did not
have a sprinkler system.
"Who ever thinks someone is go
ing to set a fire in your store, for
heaven 's sake?' asked Wallace Kunilt,
owner of The Intimate Bookshop.
"There are some things you can't plan
for, 1 suppose."
The Food Lion at Eastgate Shop
ping Center, which also burned Sun
day night, did not have a sprinkler
system because it was built before the
codes were in effect, said Gary Smith,
the store's manager.
: Kyte said building codes could not
be designed to combat arsonists.
Cameron said he recommended in-
See FIRE, page 2
chancellor has been stated," "the griev
ant will be unable to carry his or her
burden of proof," or "the grievance ap
pears to have been filed for the purpose
of harassment, is frivolous or is other
wise an abuse of the grievance pro
cess." The present grievance procedure has
come under fire recently from employ
ees who claim it creates unnecessary
delays between Step 2 and Step 3 of the
Under the current policy, Step 1 in
volves a hearing between the grievant,
the accused and their supervisor; Step 2
includes a hearing with that supervisor's
immediate superior; Step 3 consists of a
hearing between a three-member panel
made up on two staff members and a
faculty member who serves as panel
Charest, who oversees the Univer
sity grievance process, said the chan
cellor considered concerns of many
members of the University community
before writing the new proposal.
But Paula Schubert, head of the State
Employees Association of North Caro
lina District 35 chapter, said Thursday
that she had not heard about the pro
"I certainly have not seen (the pro
posal)," Schubert said. "I'm pleased
he's going to act on some of our con
cerns, but I question why no one was
See GRIEVANCE, page 2
BGC panel to have first
official meeting Oct. 1
By Ivan Arlington
and James Lewis
The working group to consider plans
for a new or expanded black cultural
center will hold its first meeting Oct. 1,
Provost Richard McCormick announced
The 13 members of the committee
are Richard Cole, dean of the School of
Journalism and Mass Communication;
Robert Eubanks, former Board of Trust
ees chairman; Harvey Gantt, former
U.S. Senate candidate; Wendell and
Doris Haynes, parents of the late Sonja
Stone; Student Body Vice President
Charlie Higgins; Deloris Jordan, mother
of former UNC basketball star Michael
Jordan; Adrian Patillo, a junior from
Chapel Hill; James Peacock, chairman
of the Faculty Council; Patrick Rivers,
a UNC doctoral student; Judith Wegner,
dean of the School of Law; and Richard
Williams, a 1975 UNC graduate and
Game and time: North Carolina vs.
No. 23 N.C. State. Kickoff is at 12:10
Site: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill.
Playing surface: Natural grass.
Tickets: Still remain for Saturday's
game. UNC students with valid student
ID, registration card and athletic pass
will be admitted at the gate for general
TVRadio: The contest is Raycom
Jefferson Pilot's ACC Game of the
Week. It can be seen locally on WRAL
(Ch. 5) and regionally on other ACC
television affiliates. The Tar Heel Sports
Network will provide live radio cover
age. The flagship stations are WCHL
(1360-AM) and WZZU (93.9-FM).
Season records: UNC, 3-0 (1-0 in
the ACC); N.C. State, 3-1 (1-1 in the
Series: UNC leads, 52-23-6.
Last meeting (1991): N.C. State 24,
Personnel update: N.C. State
There are no injuries to report at this
time. North Carolina As they did a
season ago, UNC won the battle but lost
the war against Army and it could
once again cost the team the State game.
The Tar Heels had 19 players on the
injury list before venturing to Raleigh
last season, and they are rapidly ap
proaching that number this week.
LB Tommy Thigpen and C Randall
Parsons both left the Army game with
sprained ankles and are questionable
if Lf mykw
Office gels decked
Mary Fox, assistant director of external operations gazes upon the remains of her desk
after a car crashed through her office wall at the UNC Hospitals parking deck Thursday.
current Chapel Hill manager for Duke
Hardin said Thursday that more
people were selected but that he has not
yet been able to contact them and does
not know if they will accept. Until they
do accept, their names will not be re
leased, he said.
Hardin said he would address the
committee at its first meeting.
Although members of the Black Cul
tural Center Advisory Board were asked
to name representatives to the board,
they have thus far declined, he said.
"We simply looked for people off
campus and on campus who were repre
sentative of a wide variety of experi
ence and wisdom," he said. "We were
careful not to pick anybody who had
any record of controversy on the archi
"We had to pick people who were .
willing to give some time and work
quickly," Hardin said.
McCormick said a complete knowl
rumble at Kenan
Sat, 12:10 p.m.
Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill
for the State tilt. FB William Henderson
(sprained ankle), OT Ethan Albright
(sprained knee) and OG Shawn Hocker
(sprained ankle) are questionable as
well. SS Cookie Massey (hamstring) is
out, and CB Sean Crocker (finger) is
N.C. State offense: The Wolfpack
defense dominated Florida State for the
first 24 minutes last week, but the of
fense could manage just three points in
that span. State repeatedly found itself
in Seminole territory, only to stall of
fensively and punt the ball away. Two
weeks ago, the Wolfpack scored 14
points on a Maryland defense that gave
up 34 points last week to West Virginia.
QB Terry Jordan is seventh in the
conference in passing efficiency, with
five interceptions and two touchdown
passes. When Jordan does connect on
his throws, wideout Eddie Goines is
the most likely recipient. Goines has
1 93 yards on 1 6 catches and two touchdowns.
edge of the current BCC movement was
not necessary, citing other criteria for
committee choices. He said he had
looked for a diverse committee that
could deal with the issue.
"There was no litmus test for mem
bership," he said. "I didn't have any
formula. I just continued until I thought
I had a balanced committee."
McCormick said he was saddened at
the lack of representation from campus
groups now fighting for a BCC because
their knowledge would have been help
ful in any decision-making processes.
No members of the coalition for a free
standing BCC are on the panel.
"We needed someone who was di
rectly involved with what is going on
now," he said. "Their chairs are still
McCormick emphasized that the for
mation of the group was in no way
related to the Nov. 13 ultimatum laid
See COMMITTEE, page 2 5
Tailback Anthony Barbour has been
State's offensive catalyst thus far. He
averages 83.3 yards rushing per game
and has crossed the end zone four times.
Steve Videtich has yet to miss a kick
North Carolina offense: On paper,
the Tar Heels resemble an offensive
juggernaut (28.1 points per game). They
rolled up 305 yards alone on the ground
last week. But double-check the oppo
sition. UNC has yet to be tested defen
sively. North Carolina must establish a run
ning attack early and often. Those ques
tions about the inexperienced offensive
line, which disappeared after the Wake
Forest game, are starting to resurface
again. Natrone Means is one of the
league's outstanding rushers, but he'll
need help in escaping an improved
Wolfpack defensive front.
A solid running game will also open
up the passing lanes for whoever wins
Mack Brown's ceremonial pregame
starting quarterback coin toss. Whether
it' s Mike Thomas or Jason Stanicekat
the controls, UNC may want to throw
deep on the Wolfpack. Seminole QB
Charlie Ward shredded State's vaunted
secondary for TD passes of 60, 44 and
32 yards. WR Corey Holliday has
caught at least one pass in 25 consecu
tive games, a UNC record.
N.C. State defense: The Wolfpack
See FOOTBALL, page 5