Representatives from Saratov, Russia Cfo-jsal Hill' -
' Carrboro's sister city, arrived for a vfsh Wednesday
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high
SLAPPED: The Syracuse athletic pro
gram, with a two-year probation by the
SATURDAY: Clearing; high
For some UNC football fans, the clock may be ticking on head coach
Mack Brown as he tries to lead the Tar Heels to victory in big games
NCAA. The Orangemen s basketball
program will not be allowed to com
pete in the men's 1 992-93 NCAA tour
ney. The penalties were lightened be
cause of Syracuse's cooperation in the
yearlong investigation. Syracuse ac
knowledged at least 1 5 violations in its
men's basketball program. Other vio
lations were found in women's basket
ball, football, lacrosse and wrestling.
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Students for Clinton will meet
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Morehead Planetarium to go see
the candidate at N.C. State.
100th Year of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 74
Friday, October 2, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
Although the blue-ribbon panel work
ing on a concrete design for a new or
expanded black cultural center did not
reach a definite solution at its first meet
ing Thursday, members left the gather
ing in favor of a free-standing BCC.
Although some working-group mem
bers said they wanted to learn more
about the situation before officially an
nouncing their support, Provost Rich
ard McCormick, chairman of the group,
said he would draft a report detailing the
group's position on the BCC issue
including that they favored a free-standing
Chancellor Paul Hardin charged the
committee with developing a definitive
plan for a new or expanded Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center. Hardin
has told the committee not to rule out
any architectural plans, including the
possibility of a free-standing center.
The group, which met for about four
hours in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall,
acknowledged that the input and sup
port of the BCC Advisory Board and
members of the coalition for a free
standing BCC was needed to give the
McCormick said he was confident
that the advisory board members and
coalition leaders would get a positive
message from the outcome of the meet
ing. Coalition leaders have said they
would deal only with Hardin directly.
Members of the movement have said
the BCC Advisory Board already had
made plans for the new building.
Edith Wiggins, associate vice chan
cellor for student affairs and part of the
committee's staff support group, ad
vised the group that they should ask to
join the BCC Advisory Board.
"I think the committee can help edu
back into rim
The Associated Press
DALLAS Ross Perot plunged
belatedly into the presidential race
Thursday, setting the stage for a three
way struggle with President Bush and
Bill Clinton during the final month of
the campaign. "Government is a mess,"
Perot said, vowing to repair it.
The Texas billionaire said he was
joining the race because "neither politi
cal party has effectively addressed" eco
nomic and other concerns that are on the
minds of the voters. "We gave them a
chance; they didn't do it," he said of his
He made his remarks at a news con
ference 1 1 weeks to the day after he
announced he would not run. He said at
that time he believed he could not win
and did not want to be a disruptive
influence on the campaign.
He didn't address the likelihood of
victory in his announcement speech
before family, friends and supporters in
his home state of Texas. Instead, he
looked beyond the election, pledging to
dedicate himself to solving the nation's
problems and rallying the public to the
cause. "Looking forward, working to
gether, we can fix anything," he said.
Perot once had support rivaling that
of Bush and Clinton in the public opin
ion polls. But his backing dwindled
through a series of spring controversies,
and he now runs a distant third in polls.
Even so, his entry, coupled with the
prospect of a series of October debates,
injected uncertainty into a race that
Clinton has led consistently since July.
Perot cast his announcement as a
Sangam votes to support black cultural center
By Justin Scheef
Sangam, the Indian student associa
tion, voted this week to support the
construction of a free-standing Sonja H.
Stone Black Cultural Center.
The motion was accepted by 76 per
cent of the group's members.
Sangam was organized by students
and faculty in 1986 to promote cultural
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cate this entire community on how to
share decision-making with the black
community," she said. "By joining the
advisory board, we could demonstrate
to the larger community that (the group)
understands how to share decision-making
Wendell Haynes, a member of the
group and father of the late professor
Sonja Haynes Stone, for whom the
present BCC is named, said he was in
contact with the students and would
work hard to get them to join the work
When the meeting ended, members
agreed to try to communicate individu
ally with coalition and advisory board
members before the working group met
again to try to get them to meet with the
working group. The working group will
meet again at 2 p.m. Monday in the Toy
McCormick said that in addition to
pledging the committee's support for a
free-standing center, his report would
state that the BCC Advisory Board
should determine BCC programs and
plans. He said the report also would
state that the working group would be
ready to assist the advisory board at any
The draft will express the position
that the working group does not think a
free-standing center would promote
separatism, McCormick added.
Some opponents of a free-standing
BCC have said a new building would
promote separatism. In a statement to
the committee, though, Hardin said his
position on the issue had been misun
derstood. "I support the concept of a
black cultural center," he said. "And I
do not subscribe to the view that those
who seek a free-standing center are
McCormick said he thought it was
likely that the report would be revised at
the group's next meeting because more
deferential bow to the volunteers he
said had urged him to reconsider his
earlier refusal to run. However, spend
ing reports filed with the government
indicate he has spent millions since his
nominal withdrawal to maintain a po
litical infrastructure and to make sure
his name was placed on all SO state
Perot stepped forward as Bush and
Clinton negotiators tried to nail down
arrangements for a series of debates.
They met privately through the day in
Washington after beginning talks
Wednesday night. Perot, asked if he
wanted in, replied, "Sure, I'll be glad to
Bush declined to answer questions
about Perot as he arrived at the White
House from Camp David before the
Clinton, campaigning in Wisconsin,
said, "I'm going to run my race" regard
less of Perot. "I think my fight is with
Perot, trying to capitalize on wide
spread voter dissatisfaction, said his
fight was with both parties and a politi
cal system that has allowed the economy
"Our people are good; the American
people are good, but their government
is a mess," Perot said.
Critics contend Perot is on a crusade
to refurbish his tattered image he's
been widely called a quitter since July
while supporters say he's being hon
est when he says his goal is to focus
attention on deficit reduction and other
awareness of the Indian sub-continent.
With 70 registered members, it is one of
the largest ethnic organizations on the
campus, second only to the Black Stu
Sekhar Ghosh, president of Sangam,
said he hoped the vote would make
people on campus aware that other cul
tures supported a free-standing BCC.
"We wanted to dispel the myth that it
was one minority against another,"
than one member had expressed reser
vations about supporting a free-standing
building until they learned more
about the issue.
"(The report) will be my effort
with the help of others to express
where I think the group is headed,"
McCormick said. "It may not be en
tirely satisfactory to them on Monday.
Some others have said they need more
Group members Harvey Gantt, a
former mayor of Charlotte and candi
date for U.S. Senate, and Richard Wil
liams, 1975 UNC graduate, both said
they wanted to learn more about the
BCC issue and its history before offi
cially pledging their support. Gantt and
Williams left the meeting early because
of prior commitments.
Gantt said he did not think he was
prepared to make a decision until he had
researched the issue.
"Emotionally, I' m ready to vote for a
free-standing center," Gantt said. "But
I want to hear all the sides. I'm not ready
to end this whole thing here when we
have the opportunity to lend some cred
ibility to this. To get the wheels roll
ing." Robert Eubanks, a former chairman
of the Board of Trustees and a commit
tee member, said he had reservations
about a free-standing BCC but thought
the group could be productive if mem
bers of the coalition joined.
"It can be very productive, I think, if
we can get students to participate and
that is crucial," Eubanks said. "I can
support a free-standing center."
Adrian Patillo, a group-member and
a UNC junior, said he supported a free
standing BCC but wasn't sure whether
the committee's decision would be ac
cepted by the coalition. "Once every
one gets together, and we're in agree
ment about free standing, then we'll
see," he said.
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Chris Pierson, a sophomore from Covington, La., loses his hat while flipping on a
trampoline. The trampoline was set up by Sigma Chi Thursday as part of Derby Days.
Ryan Mathias, co-chairman of the
Sangam minority affairs committee, said
Sangam supported the BCC because it
was a more developed organization.
"At this time, we feel that the BCC is the
minority group that we need to sup
port," Mathias said.
"Anything that can break the
eurocentric focus of this campus is a
step in the right direction," Mathias
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UNC Provost and working group chairman Richard McCormick (center) led the first
Patillo said a larger issue was the
need to educate the community on the
"There' s been a lot of criticism about
it and a lot of assumptions that it's
separatist," he said.
"The BCC has been open to every
one for years, and the free-standing
building will be just as open. I believe
said. "And the BCC has its foot stretched
out the farthest."
Sneha Shah, a sophomore from Char
lotte and a member of Sangam's minor
ity affairs committee, said the decision
was a step towards having a multicultural
university. "Not supporting the BCC
would stall the advancement of this
campus being multicultural," she said.
See SANGAM, page 2
it's important that the people at this
table should come up with a proposal
and educate students we're going
back to 1984."
Committee member Patrick Rivers,
a UNC doctoral student, agreed with
Patillo that the committee should play a
larger role in educating the community
about the function of a BCC.
Police search for
witnesses to fires
By Dale Castle
Chapel Hill police released a com
posite Thursday of a possible witness
who was shopping in Cameron's at
University Mall minutes before a fire
The fire was the first of three on the
same day that damaged or destroyed
Chapel Hill businesses. The Intimate
Bookshop on Franklin Street and the
Eastgate Food Lion also bumed.
Chapel Hill Police Detective Barry
Thompson said the composite was the
best the officials could draw with infor
mation from Cameron employees.
"We're not saying he's a suspect, but
at the very least, he was a witness,"
The Arson Task Force, consisting of
agents from the Chapel Hill police and
fire departments, the State Bureau of
Investigation and the N.C. Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, is look
ing for anyone with information relat
ing to any of the three fires, Thompson
"Sometimes you see things, and it
might not dawn on you that it would do
(the Arson Task Force) some good,"
Detective Arbin Sanders, the agent
on the Arson Task Force from the Chapel
Hill Police Department, said he wasn't
sure whether the man in the composite
bought anything at Cameron's.
Thompson said investigators espe
cially were looking for witnesses near
Tripodi vies for council post
By Chad Merritt
Paul Tripodi, a candidate in last year' s
election for Chapel Hill Town Council,
submitted an application Thursday to
the growing field of residents being
considered for the council's vacant seat.
The town of Chapel Hill will be ac
cepting applications through Monday
to fill the post resigned by former coun
cil member Roosevelt Wilkerson ear
lier this month. Wilkerson resigned af
ter he admitted falsifying Chapel Hill
Mayor Ken Broun 's signature on an
official town document.
"I am seeking to serve on the Town
Council because I can give a new di
mension to the information upon which
meeting to formulate plans for a new BCC
"I have reservations about the per
ception among especially white stu
dents that this is a black thing," he said.
"What needs to be stressed is the benefit
to the entire community."
Two new members joined the com
mittee this week: 1974 UNC graduate
Allen Mask and 1 985 alumnus LaBron
Police composite of witness
any of the three fires about five minutes
before they started.
The fire at Cameron's started at 5:07
p.m., The Intimate Bookshop fire began
at 6:49 p.m., and the Eastgate Food
Lion fire started at 7:25 p.m. Sept. 20.
Police are asking anyone with infor
mation relating to the three fires to call
Sanders at 968-2767 or Orange County
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-851-7867.
Informants instrumental in convict
ing arsonists responsible for the fires
might receive a reward of as much as
$10,000 from the N.C. Arson Aware
the Council must
base its decisions,"
Tripodi's letter to
the council states.
"I will add timely
ment and eco
on a current first
hand basis. Oper
ating a successful
small business for
ten yearshas given
me the knowledge and experience
needed on the council."
Tripodi, owner of Tripodi's Delica
tessen at University Mall and Plaza,
See TRIPODI, page 2
You the people own me. H. Ross Perot