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the Boston Red Sox failed in his bid to
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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 73
Thursday, October 1, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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loydl faces added impeaclimeet charges
By Anna Griffin
Five Student Congress members have
added two additional charges to a bill of
impeachment against Speaker Jennifer
The impeachment bill against Lloyd,
which was introduced to Student Con
gress Wednesday night, now also
charges the speaker with violating the
Student Government Code by signing
requisition forms, a responsibility of
the organizational treasurer, and with
using student government telephones
to make personal long-distance phone
"The Speaker willfully and blatantly
Student Congress approves
$77,396 Yackety Yack loan
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress members voted
Wednesday night to loan $77,396.65 to
the Yackety Yack, the financially
troubled campus yearbook, to pay a
debt owed to its publishing company.
Tracy Keene, former Yack business
manager, was found guilty last summer
of embezzling about $77,000 from the
yearbook, leaving the annual in a posi
tion where Delmar Corp., a Charlotte
based publishing company, could sue
the book and possibly student govern
ment. The bill requires Yack officials to
repay the loan at a rate of $500 per
month, the same amount Keene is re
quired to pay back to the yearbook each
month. Shea Tisdale, Yack editor, said
he would use that money to pay back the
congress loan if Keene came through
with the payments.
Tisdale said he thought that the lead
ership of congress showed maturity in
handling the situation.
"I'm very, very pleased," he said.
"This has turned a short-term emer
gency into a long-term problem we can
deal with. I think this is a great step by
By Jennifer Talhclxn
Anfetam Ushmity Edhor :'
The issue of a free-standing BCC
hit the national media again ' h wwk
after The Wall Street Journal pub
lished an editorial Tuesday praising
Chancellor Paul Hardin for hesitating
to support a free-standing BCC. -:!
The Journal contends a stand-alone
BCC might separate students by res
urrecting the '"separate but equal'
standard of 'Plessy vs. Ferguson,"
according to the editorial entitled
"They Call It Diversity,"
'., The editorial criririxw the idea of
having a free-standing building, , , ;
i ; "All tliose students who ha ve been
targeted by faculty for inculcation in
(he diversity movement blocks,
Hispanics, homosexuals, women
are taughttorecognize and value their
distinctness,' Has editorial states,
"Can anyone seriously be surprised
when they take the logic of tills terri
bly unbalanced argument into epa
ratene&i? . ; , With a bicetiteniiifd fund
raising near, North Carolina's Chan
cellor, Paul Ilardin, has now taken. ue
position that he might conceivably
I backauchaccntcr-if itagreesnot to The Wall Street Journal adds iteelf to MLUlA,page) jn wraDran anu uamagmj
Congress approves student fee appropriations for 4 groups
Rw T ha HnllaHav 'ne orSanizauon's president, Dina dents about African culture and pro- efforts of the group would not be ben
DJ nuilmwj riflinni tnM ronorpQK that while ihft vidpfiintf.rftstp.rt students with the on- efirial enniiph for it in receive fiindino
Student Congress appropriated
$3,490 in student funds Wednesday
night, allocating money to the Arab
American Anti-Discrimination Com
mittee, IROKO, UNC Best Buddies and
the UNC-CH Model United Nations.
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination
Committee received $1,300 in
student-government funds after a heated
debate by congress members concern
ing whether the group is political in
nature. The bill passed by a vote of 13-12.
committed a malfeasance of duty ... by
affixing her signature on official requi
sition forms," the bill states. "Such forms
... must be signed by the certified orga
According to the bill, former organi
zational treasurer Pam Sanders was not
notified of the financial transactions.
Sanders resigned as organizational trea
surer last week, explaining in her letter
of resignation that she did not have time
for the job and that she no longer had an
effective working relationship with
"The office of Organizational Trea
surer requires an open, communicating
relationship with the Speaker of Con
gress," Sanders says in the letter. "At
the congress, and it illustrates their ca
pacity to deal with monumental prob
lems." Congress members proposed four
amendments to the bill, all of which
The first amendment gives Yack of
ficials one year to settle their debt to
Delmar before they have to begin to
repay the Student Congress loan.
"It gives us a year to get things to
gether," said Scott Peeler, chairman of
the Yackety YackPublishing Inc. board
Congress voted to change the word
ing of the bill, which had originally
called for the loan to include interest
payments at a rate equivalent to the
previous fiscal year's Consumer Price
Index, to attach a strict 3 percent inter
Rep. Charlton Allen, Dist. 20, said
the interest rate was necessary because
"Money, any sum of money, because
of inflation it's value decreases over
time," Allen said. "In essence, in 25
years $10,000 will be worth something
Tisdale said he estimated it would
take 1 6 years for the Yack to pay off the
j "We suspect Chancellor Hardin is
acutely sensitive to the possibility that,
in a catastrophic irony, this student cen
ter would resurrect on his campus the
awful and false 'separate but equal'
standard of 'Plessy v. Ferguson.""
The editorial also referred to Chuck
Stone, the journalism professor who
has been criticized by Black Student
Movement President Michelle Thomas
and other coalition leaders for "stand
ing in the way of progress." Stone has
.-questioned the tnilitarisra of the BCC
At a Sept. 18 rally, Thomas warned
Stone and other blacks who questioned
the movement "You better be ready
because you're next"
But Stone said he wasn't happy that
The Wall Street Journal defended him
in the edi torial. .
"It's most disturbing," Stone said,
"The Wall Street Journal is an excellent
paper, but editorially, they are in the
Middle Ages. It's a terrible thing to
have happen to you,
Thomas said the coalition for a free
standing BCC had no comment on the
Dajani, told congress that while the
goal of the organization was to raise
campus awareness of Middle Eastern
concerns, her group was not political.
"We are a very cultural group," she
said. "It' s hard to have a group based on
Middle Eastern concerns without some
Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6, argued
that the committee was not politically
partisan. "My idea of a group that is
politically partisan is a group that is
unequivocally political, like the UNC
Democrats," he said.
IROKO, the second group to receive
funding, is a program that educates stu
Don 't play
this time, I do not
feel that Ms. Lloyd
and I have this type
The bill was
Lloyd by Reps.
George Battle and
Pierre, Dist. 17;
Rep. Chris Tuck,
Dist. 21; Rep.
Dist. 20; and Rep. Kevin Hunter, Dist.
Lloyd, who was not available for
comment on the two new charges, said
during the Wednesday congress meet
loan at the 3 percent interest rate if they
paid no more than the minimum $500
Congress also added a section to the
bill that stated that the interest rate on
the loan was subject to renegotiation by
either of the parties at four year inter
vals. Tisdale said he hoped future con
gresses would not use this section of the
bill to upset the loan.
"It sounds okay to me," he said. "I
just hope it won't be used in the future
to call in the loan prematurely."
The last amendment clarified that the
loan was subject to the laws established
in the creation of the congressional dis
cretionary fund, the emergency fund set
up earlier this fall for student organiza
tions in need of immediate funding.
Tisdale said he thought the amend
ments to the bill would make it easier
for the Yack to pay off the loan.
"I think the interest rate they require
is fair and takes into consideration our
fear it would change," he said. "The
amendments are helpful to us and en
sure and guarantee we will be able to
pay it back, and we wouldn't be under
See YACK, page 2
the growing list of national press that
have covered the BCC controversy.
The issue first reached the natiomd
media Sept 7, when the controversy
was mentioned on ABC's "NiglitliW
la the same week, The New York
Times published an article in trie sjsitfs
: section about black athletes who hiwt
become involved in politics.
The article referred to the Black
Awareness Council, a primary player
in the coalition for a free-sumtLng
BCC. The B AC was founded this su ro
mer by four football players.
The Times article drew filnuu-t
Spike Lee into the controversy- Lee
spoke to an audience of about 5,000 at
a Sept 18 rally in the Dean E. Smith
Center, pledging his support for ihe
black athletes fighting for a free-standing
Since Lee's visit, National Public
Radio, as well as state and local me
dia, have reported on the issue. On
'Wednesday, ABC News interviewed
many principal players that have been
involved in the BCC issue, including
coalition members, Hardin and Stone
for a segment scheduled to air on
See MEDIA, page 5
dents about African culture and pro
vides interested students with the op
portunity to spend a summer in a Gha-
nese work camp.
Jennifer Hanner, IROKO's treasurer,
said the group provided a cultural ex
change for the University community,
allowing the participants to share knowl
edge gained through their service in
Africa with the entire campus.
The $420 IROKO received from stu
dent government will be used for fund
raising and office management.
Several Student Congress members
questioned IROKO's benefit to the en
tire University community, citing the
fact that only four students traveled to
Ghana this past summer.
Rep. Kevin Hunter, Dist. 14, said the
ing that she hoped all sides of the issue
would work together to make the pro
cess as quick and easy as possible.
"It is my hope and belief that con
gress will continue to operate the next
two weeks," Lloyd said.
"It is my complete desire to cooper
ate fully in this matter."
Lloyd, who invited all members of
congress to meet with her about the
charges, has said she will not resign the
The bill will be considered at a Rules
and Judiciary Committee meeting at 4
p.m. Friday and will be brought before
the full congress for a vote at congress's
Oct. 13 meeting.
The bill now includes six articles of
Kiddie Kar Kare
Takoyo and Tyler Phanhthalath (left) help a car owner wash his in Chapel Hill. Pleasant weather enveloped the area this week,
automobilethisweekendattheWilcogasstationonAirportRoad allowing the kids to get their hands wet.
Voter registration a no-go at concert
By Leah A. Campbell
Orange County election officials said
they would not allow voter registration
at the Rock the Vote concert tonight at
"We established this policy two years
ago when we encountered some prob
lems at a voter registration drive at the
Cat's Cradle and He's Not Here," said
Barbara Faust Orange County Board of
Elections chairwoman. "We did it to
protect the voter. We feel they should
Reward offered for arson conviction
By Dak Castle
The Chapel Hill Fire Department
announced Wednesday that a reward
will be given for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of arsonists
responsible for setting fire to The Inti
mate Bookshop or the Eastgate Food
Fires burned in the two stores Sept
20, destroying The Intimate Bookshop
on East Franklin Street and damaging
efforts of the group would not be ben
eficial enough for it to receive funding.
"It seems to me that what is coming
back to the campus is not equivalent to
what is going out," he said.
The IROKO budget passed by a vote
UNC Best Buddies
UNC Best Buddies received $960 in
student funds, in a unanimous vote.
Rep. Jonathan Roberts, Dist. 24, said
the group, an organization that provides
college big buddies to mentally im
paired children, should receive its bud
get. "Although we're spending money
See CONGRESS, page 2
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impeachment against Lloyd.
The other charges include:
That Lloyd blatantly falsified a
report of the special audit committee set
up to investigate the disappearance of
office supplies from Suite C, the main
office of Student Congress.
That Lloyd attempted to block the
appropriation of $645 to the Campus
Crusade for Christ after Student Con
gress approved the donation after
recei veing complaints from law profes
sors and students that the donation pos
sibly went against the Student Govern
ment Code, which prohibits student fees
from going to political or religious or
ganizations. The donation went to fund AIDS
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register in an environment free of dis
tractions." Faust said the policy states that no
voter registration may take place in any
But William Simpson, legal director
for the Raleigh chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union, stated in a letter
sent to Faust Monday, "I do not see how
any policy that adopts a flat ban on voter
registration at a particular kind of event
or place complies with state law."
Rob Genadio, Rock the Vote orga
nizer, said the policy would not keep
Chapel Hill Fire Marshal Joe
Robertson said the reward would range
from $100 to $10,000.
"This is the time when things get
quiet that we encourage citizens to call,"
No one is guaranteed a reward, ac
cording to a press release.
Robertson said that many people had
called concerning the fires and that the
case was not at a dead end.
But Robertson said he suspected a lot
of witnesses still were holding back.
Robertson said he encouraged any
ool of Medicine wins grant
The UNC School of Medicine's
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer
Center has been designated one of
fournational breast cancer specialized
programs of research excellence.
With the award, the school will
receive $6 million during the next three
years for breast cancer research and
for cancer outreach programs. iJNC
researchers will work with the state's
Central Cancer Registry to establish a
32-county area for the intensive study
of breast cancer. The in vestigators wil I
compare the medical histories and
symptoms of women with breast can
cer and women without the disease.
UNCresearchers also will team with
speaker John Harris.
That Lloyd has refused to call
weekly meetings of the Administrative
Committee a group which includes
the speaker; Speaker Pro Tempore
Michael Kolb, Dist. 1; Finance Com
mittee Chairman Tuck; Rules and Judi
ciary Committee Chairman Battle; and
Student Affairs Committee Chairman
The Student Code specifies that the
speaker must call weekly meetings of
the committee, but the group has not
met this year.
And that Lloyd has refused to give
Student Supreme Court Chief Justice
Malcolm Turner copies of the Student
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him from organizing the concert "We
are going on with the concert on Thurs
day," he said. .
He added that he thought the board
was working against their purpose of
registering as many voters as possible.
"We are trying to recruit a particular
segment of people where they are most
likely to be found," Genadio said.
Faust said she would not deny the
voters the right to vote if they registered
at the event.
See VOTE, page 2
one who was present when the fires
were started to call if they had noticed
any suspicious people.
The reward will be paid in confi
dence by the N.C. Arson Awareness
Anyone with information is asked to
An informant may receive the re
ward without revealing his or her iden
tity if he or she "will suffer direct physi
cal harm or suffer from acts of retribu
tion (from the arsonist)," according to
scientists from the Mayo Clinic and
will design education programs to help
inform women in the state.
Scientists will give special atten
tion to cancer in minorities. Studies
reveal that while 22 percent of white
women with breast cancer will die
within five years, 37 percent of blacks
with cancer will die. Also, 65 percent
of white women older than 40 have
had mammograms, while 58 percent
of black women have been screened.
firing 1992, about 180.000
women will be diagnosed with breast
cancer. About 46,000 women will die
from the disease this year. In North
Carolina, 1,300 deaths due to breast
cancer are expected this year.