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defeat University of Alabama
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basketball team to hold special midnight practice
Student Television and University officials are miffed over the
disappearance of $4,000 in STV equipment
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in the BCC for Alpha Phi Alpha's
Black Uplift Symposium.
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Volume 100, Issue 76
Tuesday, October 6, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Weigiao Wu speaks about Chinese rights
By Leila Maybodi
Although the present Chinese gov
ernment is becoming more liberal in
economic reform, it still is "cracking
down" on political dissension, a Chi
nese graduate student said during a
discussion with a local Amnesty Inter
national group Monday.
Weiqiao "Willie" Wu, a UNC soci
ology graduate student, gave an infor
mal talk about ongoing human rights
issues in China since the Tiananmen
Square massacre in 1989.
Wu was the guest speaker at the
local chapter meeting of Amnesty In
ternational, held at the Newman Cen
ter. Nine members of the University's
Amnesty International chapter at
tended the meeting, although the gath
ering was not exclusively for members.
Activist to speak on Native-American issues
By Yi-Hsin Chang
"He will shed light, not on 500 years
of oppression since Columbus, but on
500 years of survival."
This is how Kenric Manor, president
of the Carolina Indian Circle, plans to
introduce Native-American activist
Vemon Bellecourt at 7 p.m. today in
Bellecourt, who is on a speaking tour
that includes stops at Wake Forest Uni-
today in Pit
A special election will be held
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in die
Pit to elect Student Congress repre
sentatives from districts 4, 7 and 8.
" District 4 includes: Graduate
students in city and regional plan
ning, economics, geography , history,
political science and public admin
istration. District 7 includes: Graduate
students in biology, chemistry, ecol
ogy, geology, marine sciences, phy s
ics and psychology.
m District S includes: Graduate
students in public health, pharmacy,
nursing, occupational therapy, physi
cal therapy, rehabilitation counsel
ing and speech and hearing sciences.
Bricks don't educate kids, teachers do. Ralph Warren, Orange County Board of Education Chairman
violations at Newman Center Monday
"As a Chinese, I'm always con
cerned about human rights issues in
China more than the average Ameri
can," Wu said. "Well-being of people
comes after (the Chinese
government's) own interests."
Despite the human rights violations
that occurred in Tiananmen Square,
Wu said it was especially important to
focus on the ongoing human rights
issues in China.
"The situation now in China I see is
even more important to address," Wu
Chinese citizens believe that the
nation's problems are caused by the
recent collapse of socialism, Wu said.
"People in China, instead of attrib
uting today's disorders to the decades
long existence of socialism, they at
tribute it to decline and collapse of
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versity and the University of Chicago,
will speak on Christopher Columbus,
team mascots and other issues confront
ing Native Americans.
He, along with other representatives
of the Native-American community,
will visit the United Nations in New
York City Oct. 12, Columbus Day, to
demand a seat in the United Nations.
'The indigenous people (of America),
the red people, are the only people not
represented in the family of nations, the
United Nations," he said.
A member of the Anishinabe Nation
(Chippewa), Bellecourt's Indian name
is WaBun-Inini, "Man of Dawn."
Bellecourt was co-founder of the Den
ver chapter of the American Indian
Movement in the early '70s and was
appointed to serve as the national direc
tor of AIM in 1972. In January, he
created the National Coalition on Rac
ism in Sports and Media.
"He is really knowledgeable about
Columbus and other issues facing Na
tive Americans," Manor said. "He's
really proactive rather than reactive.
"You can even hear the wisdom in
Bellecourt said there was a "high
tech slaughter" of Native-American
culture in the media and sports. Holly
wood has reduced Native-American
culture to feathers and war paint, which
are sacred to Native-Americans, he said.
In an attempt to persuade sports teams
to change their names, Bellecourt has
met with owners of professional base
Panne! OK free
By Gary Rosenzweig
The working group charged with es
tablishing a concrete design for a new or
expanded black cultural center made its
first definitive statement on the issue
Monday, voting to support a free-standing
center named after late UNC profes
sor Sonja Haynes Stone.
Members of the panel said they hoped
the student coalition for a free-standing
BCC would participate in the panel now
that the group had documented its sup
port for the architectural nature and
name of the new BCC.
The 14-member panel also passed a
resolution stating that several members
of the group would attempt to meet with
coalition leaders to talk about establish
ing communication between the groups
to discover the views, missions and
programs that the BCC Advisory Board
has in mind for the new center.
But Margo Crawford, BCC director,
said after the Carolina Inn meeting that
the coalition would wait for Chancellor
Paul Hardin to agree with the panel's
resolution before officially meeting with
Jewish students celebrate High
Fall break scheduling poses dilemma
By Chris Lindsey
Some Jewish students at UNC say
they are upset because Fall Break falls
a day after Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day
of Atonement, forcing many students to
choose between attending class and cel
ebrating the religious holiday.
"The University could have done a
better job of planning," said Gerri Baer,
a sophomore from Fayetteville.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tues
day and lasts until sundown Wednes
day. Baer said she thought the University
could have scheduled Fall Break to start
Tuesday, the day before Yom Kippur,
or to end Wednesday, so Jewish stu
dents and faculty would not have to
miss a full day of classes Wednesday.
Registrar David Lanier said the Uni
versity did not consider religious holi
days when planning the University cal
endar. "We don't take that into consider
ation," he said. "In our bulletin, we state
that we don't recognize religious holi
days in planning the calendar. We only
look at state holidays."
But Baer said schedulers should bear
in mind that some students must miss
class when a religious holiday falls on a
"Some students have to decide
whether to miss classes or be a regular
student and go to class," she said.
Rona Schwartz, president of the Hillel
Foundation, said some students might
feel uncomfortable asking professors
ball and football teams, such as the
Washington Redskins, the Atlanta
Braves and the Kansas City Chiefs, but,
so far, to no avail.
"For years and years, we've been
trying to get rid of these mascots," he
said. "When we see people coming out
into a stadium beating a drum, yelling,
'Hoo hoo,' ... it's demeaning and de
grading." Bellecourt sees nothing wrong with
the names themselves. It's the effigies
of Native-American mascots and slo
gans such as "Scalp the Indians," which
result from the names, that are detri
mental to Native Americans, particu
larly Native-American children, he said.
"There's no turning back. It's only a
matter of time before they will have to
change their names."
Bellecourt also will address other
issues facing Native Americans such as
the N.C. Lumbee Indians' fight for fed
eral recognition, water and treaty rights,
the high Native-American populations
in prisons and the suicide rate of Native
American children, which is five times
the national average.
"The indigenous people should be
the richest people, but they are the poor
est," he said.
Bellecourt said his talk would be
thought-provoking, startling and en
couraging. "I want people to have a
better understanding of the broader is
sues we're facing here, so we can go
into the next 500 years with love and
understanding for each other."
Chancellor Paul Hardin was unavail
able for comment Monday night.
McCormick said Hardin would not
be surprised by the panel's decisions,
but the provost added that he could not
speculate whether Hardin would take
any action now.
"I don't think that he was intending
to react to the working group's work
until it is all done," McCormick said.
Two members of the panel said they
disagreed with the direction that the
panel was taking.
Richard Williams, a 1975 UNC
graduate, announced that he was con
sidering resigning from the panel be
cause he was frustrated with what the
group was doing.
"I don't see the need to rush and
make a statement," Williams said. "The
committee should only do what it has
Although Williams at one point said
he would resign, and Wendell Haynes
urged the committee to accept the resig
nation, McCormick convinced Williams
to wait until the next meeting to decide
whether he would resign.
Charlie Higgins, UNC student body
vice president, voted against the resolu
for the day off.
"If anything, students might be frus
trated by going to their professors to say
they are not going to class because of
the holiday, and their professors think
they are cutting out just to leave early
for Fall Break," she said.
Larry Bach, director of the Hillel
Foundation, said he didn't think the
schedule conflict was a big issue.
"It's not a major issue," he said. "I
don't think it's a situation where the
Jewish students who number 500 ex
pect the University of 23,000 students
to change its schedule."
Schwartz agreed that Jewish students
at UNC understood that the University
did not have a large Jewish population.
"When Jewish students come to UNC,
they know there is not a large Jewish
population, so they don ' t expect special
privileges," she said.
Schwartz pointed out that University
events often were planned during Jew
ish holidays, and Jewish students could
"If anything, it's frustrating," she
Bach said Hillel would host services
at 7 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednes
day at Chapel Hill High School in coor
dination with Judea Reform Congrega
tion. Adding confusion to the scheduling
problem, the Carolina Week by Week
incorrectiy reports that the Jewish Holi
day starts at sundown Wednesday.
Baer said that because of this mis
take, some professors might have sched
uled exams on the holiday.
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tion supporting the free-standing build
ing. Higgins said that while he was not
opposed to a free-standing BCC, he
thought the panel needed to study the
'There are many difficult perhaps
more difficult questions surround
ing the new black cultural center than
whether it is to be free-standing or not,"
During the meeting, most of the mem
bers of the panel spoke about why they
felt a free-standing building was neces
sary, and many said the center would
have symbolic as well as functional
John Turner, former dean of the
School of Social Work, said that "it
would be repeating almost 10 years of
discussion" to debate the nature of the
new BCC further.
Panel members also debated the pos
sibility of combining the cultural center
and related academic programming
under one roof. Members of the coali
tion have suggested that the building
also could house new African and African-American
Currently, the two programs are consid
Holidays a time to
By Maria DiGiano
For the past nine days, Jewish stu
dents have been celebrating the High
Holy Days, which began Sept. 27 at
sundown with Rosh Hashana and will
end Wednesday at sundown with Yom
Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and the
days that fall in between, called the
Days of Awe, are the most important
and widely observed Jewish holidays.
"Even if (students) don 't come regu
larly, they come to this," said Larry
Bach, program director for Hillel, the
Jewish student organization on cam
pus. Rosh Hashana is the celebration of
the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur
is the Day of Atonement.
"Rosh means head, Hashana means
year, so it is tfie 'head of the year' or
new year," said senior Rona Schwartz,
president of Hillel.
The holiday actually marks the be
ginning of the seventh month of Tishrei
on the Hebrew calendar, which is based
on the lunar calendar. Other "newyears"
are celebrated throughout the year, such
as a new year for trees in February and
the new year in the actual Hebrew cal
endar in late March. However, Rosh
Hashana is considered the most impor
tant new year observance.
Many traditions surround Rosh
Hashana. A ram's horn, called the Sho
far, is blown to announce the new year
and then blown again to announce the
end of the day. Apples and honey, which
ered curricula rather than departments.
The first of three resolutions that the
committee passed showed conditional
support for the free-standing nature of
the BCC. Several members of the panel '
insisted that the resolution point out that'
the panel was against separatism.
After several changes, the final reso-:
lution stated: "With consideration .of
the adequacy of space and location con-:
sistent with the program and functions
of the Black Cultural Center, and with
the understanding that both program
and mission of the center ensures inclu
sion versus separatism, our preference
is for a free-standing center."
The resolution was passed 10-1-2
with Higgins voting against it and Wil
liams and doctoral student Patrick Riv
A motion was made to add to the
resolution that the center would be
named after Stone, but the amendment
was never voted on. Instead, a second
resolution, designed specifically to ac
commodate the coalition, was approved
that read, "We support the establish
ment of the free-standing Sonja Haynes
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reflect on religion
represent a sweet new year, are eaten
throughout the week along with round
Challah bread, which symbolizes the
cycle of the year.
After Rosh Hashana ended Sept. 28
at sundown, a period of introspection
called the Days of Awe began. At sun
down Tuesday, the Days of Awe will
climax with the beginning of Yom Kip
pur. "It is not just coincidence that the two
holidays are 10 days apart," Bach said.
"The two days (Rosh Hashana and Yom
Kippur) are connected."
Yom Kippur, which ends Wednes
day at sundown, is the Day of Atone
ment for sins committed in the past
"The image throughout the period is
of God as an accountant of life, inscrib
ing our deeds into the Book of Life,"
Bach said. "It is written on Rosh Hashana
and then sealed on Yom Kippur."
Schwartz said Yom Kippur was a
time for reflection.
"It is a spiritual time of being close
with your religion and your family,"
said freshman Rachel Burton.
Fasting on Yom Kippur is part of the
reflection period. By ignoring bodily
needs, namely food and water, those
who fast hope to get in touch with their
spiritual needs. 'Traditional Jews do
not even brush their teeth," Bach said.
For Jews, Yom Kippur is the only
time of the year to ask forgiveness for
their sins. But it is not an individual
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