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Volume 100, Issue 81
Thursday, October 15, 1992
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Congress drops two charges against Lloyd.
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress members voted
Wednesday night to strike two charges
from the impeachment bill against
Speaker Jennifer Lloyd after hearing
testimony from witnesses in the case.
At press time, congress members still
were debating die bill and had not yet
voted whether to take the impeachment
case to trial.
Congress dropped two of the six
charges against the speaker one al
leging that she attempted to block a
$645 donation to the Campus Crusade
for Christ and another that contended
she falsified a committee report.
Five congress members Reps.
George Battle and Philip Charles-Pierre,
Dist. 1 7; Chris Tuck, Dist. 21 ; Charlton
Allen, Dist. 20; and Kevin Hunter, Dist.
14 introduced the bill of impeach
ment, which included six charges of
"misfeasance, malfeasance and non
feasance," at the Sept. 30 congress meet
ing. The Rules and Judiciary Committee
voted at its Oct. 7 meeting to recom
mend impeachment on five of the six
The bill now charges that Lloyd:
Failed to hold required meetings
of the administrative committee of con
gress; Failed to provide copies of the
Student Government Code to Student
Supreme Court Chief Justice Malcolm
Signed requisition forms in viola
tion of the Student Government Code;
Used student government tele
phone lines to make personal long-distance
Lloyd, who was not allowed to present
her case at Wednesday's meeting, told
congress members before the bill was
introduced that she would not be able to
give her side 6f the case in the first
stages of the impeachment. V
"The past four weeks of my life tyia ve
been difficult and trying," she said.
"The prosecution has the upper hand
in the first two stages of the impeach
ment ... I'm calling for my own trial."
Speaker Pro Tempore Michael Kolb,
Dist. 1, who chaired the meeting, re
fused to consider Lloyd's motion to
bypass debate and directly into a full
trial next week.
Kolb said Student Congress mem
bers deserved an opportunity to hear
the evidence in the case and amend the
bill should they deem changes neces
sary. Charles-Pierre, in his opening argu
ment for the prosecution, said the rea
son the five members were bringing the
Faculty Council committee
endorses free-standing BCC
By Anna Griffin
The Faculty Council Executive Com
mittee has endorsed the black cultural
center working group' s decision to sup
port a free-standing BCC.
In a statement released Wednesday,
the executive committee expressed its
support for the interim report of the
BCC working group, which voted Mon
day to endorse construction of a free
The working, group report, which
Chancellor Paul Hardin is expected to
rule on this morning, also asks Hardin
to support a free-standing BCC. The
draft represents the first step in the work
of the 16-member blue ribbon panel
established to deal with the issue of a
new or expanded BCC.
In the statement, the executive com
mittee, which represents the entire Fac
ulty Council on University issues, says:
"We recognize the October 12 Interim
Report of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black
Cultural Center's Working Group as a
constructive contribution to the
University's goal of promoting com
munity and diversity on campus.Our
committee offers its services in helping
to define, promote, and participate in
The resolution, which was passed
Tuesday by the executive committee,
should serve as an aid to Hardin when
he makes his decision, said council
Chairman James Peacock.
"We thought our response would be
informative to the chancellor," he said.
Peacock said that while the resolu
tion represented the views of the coun
cil itself, the issue would be discussed
further at the group's full meeting Fri
day. "The executive committee is elected
and appointed to represent the whole
Faculty Council on short notice when
the full council doesn't have time to
meet," Peacock said. "We felt some
type of decision needed to be an
nounced." The 1 1 -member group voted 10-1 in
favor of the resolution. Peacock said he
could not reveal who voted against the
Provost Richard McCormick, who
organized and now chairs the working
group, said he believed Hardin would
take the council resolution into account
when making his decision. "I think he's
going to take heart in it," McCormick
said. "I think it's going to matter that
(the resolution) is from a group that
represents, literally represents, the fac
ulty of this University."
Earlier this fall, the executive com
mittee issued a statement endorsing the
working group's efforts and supporting
Hardin's effort to resolve the issue.
"I'm not surprised," McCormick said
of the new resolution. "I have met with
(the executive committee) and discussed
(the issue) with them."
McCormick added that he also was
not surprised that the executive com
mittee vote wasn't unanimous. "The
group includes some who have ques
tioned the merits of a free-standing black
cultural center," he said.
Although Hardin was out of town
Tuesday and Wednesday, he received a
copy of the report Tuesday morning and
is expected to make some sort of ruling
on it early today.
McCormick said the working group
would meet again at 2 p.m. Monday to
begin discussing specific plans for a
On Tuesday, members of the BCC
Advisory Board announced that the
working group would have to be ab
sorbed into the advisory board for talks
to take place. Prior to Tuesday's state
ment, the BCC advocates had said they
would work with the group once Hardin
pledged his support for a free-standing
McCormick said he hoped Hardin's
support of the interim report could open
the door for talks between the advisory
board and the panel. Although the work
ing group must continue to exist on its
own, the panel might consider joining
the advisory board for talks on what
should go in a new center, he said.
"We have a job independent of the
advisory board," he said. "The BCC
Advisory Board is critical in planning
the new center, but the working group
has other goals such as educating the
public about why we need a free-standing
center that it must perform sepa
rate of the advisory board."
AIDS group faces battle for funds
By Thanassis Cambanis
Members of a student group designed
to promote AIDS awareness and help
AIDS victims are upset at a delay and
extended debate of a Student Congress
bill that would give them funds to con
tinue their efforts.
Final discussion on the bill, which
would allocate $655 to the Carolina
AIDS Resources Ensemble, was post
poned Wednesday night; it will take
place at Student Congress' Oct. 28 meet
CARE had originally requested
$1,750 in funding to cover operating
expenses, but that amount was amended
to $655 during a Finance Committee
meeting last week.
The Finance Committee also ques
tioned the need for the bill. Some mem
bers of the committee said they didn't
think AIDS awareness was as pressing
as other issues, said Finance Committee
Chairman Chris Tuck, Dist. 20.
The group, founded last November
by sophomore Cynthia Carsten, pro
motes AIDS awareness, raises funds for
AIDS patients and recruits volunteers
for UNC Hospitals. Instructors and fa
cilitators must be trained at a cost of $50
"We already have a few instructors
who went ahead and paid the $50 them
selves," said Carsten, president of
CARE. "The problem is, in order to
volunteer, you have to do training."
Carsten said the Finance Committee
was divided almost in half regarding the
importance of the bill. She said propo
nents of CARE on the Finance Commit
tee had to fight to keep the request from
being denied altogether.
"Chris Tuck and Kevin Hunter
brushed it off as not important right
now. To say AIDS is not important right
now; that's just ridiculous," Carsten
said. "One member of the Finance Com
mittee told me there's a 1-800 number
for students, and they can get their aware
Tuck attributed the "contentious de
bate" surrounding the proposal to the
nature of the group. "I think the issue of
funding for AIDS victims itself is natu
rally more controversial," he said.
Finance Committee member Andy
Bressler, Dist. 3, said CARE deserved
"Some people thought it was frivo
lous to give them money because there' s
enough AIDS education already," he
said. "Given what we give money to,
this is at least deserving, especially af
ter we gave money to a Campus Cru
sade AIDS speaker."
Earlier this year, congress voted to
donate $645 to the Campus Crusade for
Christ to fund AIDS speaker John Har-
See CARE, page 2
charges against Lloyd was to allow con
gress members to decide for themselves
if Lloyd had violated the Student Gov
"It is reprehensible how the speaker
has used this office as a personal pul
pit," Charles-Pierre said.
'This is not a personality contest, but
a contest of whether or not someone has
broken the law."
After listening to the testimony of
seven witnesses called by the prosecu
tion, congress members debated on the
bill and amended some of the charges.
Rep. Jenifer Grady, Dist. 2, called to
amend article four of the bill, removing
the section which charged that Lloyd
falsified a report concerning missing
"You have no evidence for that," she
said. "For that reason alone it should be
dismissed. There was stuff that was
missing that couldn't be accounted for.
She did what she ought to have done."
But Hunter said the charge needed to
be kept in the bill.
"This is not tolerable," he said. "This
was a stupid thing from the beginning.
She did not have to come in and lie in
order to carry out the duties of her
office. She basically created a battle
which didn't need to be fought."
Rep. Wayne Wilson, Dist. 8, said he
agreed with Grady and also thought
there was not enough evidence to jus
tify leaving the charge in the bill.
"I still have yet to see any evidence
that Jennifer Lloyd actually changed
the numbers," he said.
"It needs to be a lot more solid and
concrete. I think we need to throw this
Congress members voted 17-16 in
favor of the amendment, which removed
the charge from the bill. ,
Members also voted to remove ar
ticle five of the bill, which stated that
Lloyd prevented the lawful enactment
of a bill to fund a Campus Crusade
The amendment was not debated,
and no evidence was brought up during
witness testimony to support the allega
tion. Assistant Student Body Treasurer
Aaron Bell, who served as acting stu
dent body treasurer during the summer,
was called as a witness during the meet
ing to testify with regards to the charge
that Lloyd used the student government
phone for personal use.
Bell told the congress that Lloyd had
slipped a blank check under his office
door after the impeachment charges had
been filed. "I believe that it is clear that
she made the phone calls," Bell said.
If congress approved the bill, a full
impeachment trial will be held next
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John Runkle (right), president of the N.C. League of Conservation Voters, speaks to SEAC Wednesday night about the election
Speakers focus on candidates'
iews on environmental issues
By Jerry McElreath
Three speakers consistently stressed voters' environ
mental and political responsibility to select candidates who
support environmental protection at the UNC Student En
vironmental Action Coalition meeting Wednesday.
The meeting featured three speakers who represent vari
ous political organizations and offices.
The speakers stressed the need for more stringent gov
ernment regulations and the exploration of alternative en
Alec Guettel, campus coordinator for the N.C. CHnton
Gore campaign, discussed Democratic presidential candi
date Bill Clinton's environmental strong points and praised
his choice of U.S. Sen. Al Gore as a running mate.
Guettel said the stances Clinton had taken as governor of
Arkansas, such as his state being one of only four to meet the
federal government's new clean air regulation, proved he
would be a viable environmental candidate.
Guettel also said the November election was uniquely
important to environmental groups across the nation.
"This election will determine the future of SEAC and
groups like SEAC," he said.
Guettel then attacked the present administration s inac
tivity on environmental issues and stressed that President
Bush's campaign should not criticize Clinton's environ
"Bush has tried to nail Clinton on his environmental
record, which is a really hypocritical thing to do," he said.
John Runkle, president of the N.C. League of Conserva
tion Voters, said student voters could have a substantial
effect on the election.
"There's a lot of power coming from what this room
could do," Runkle said of the students' voting potential.
Runkle then passed out a "Green Vote Slate," which is a
list of candidates that the League endorses. The League
based its list on the candidates' responsiveness to environ
mental groups as well as their past voting histories on
Runkle also discussed the great strides environmental
causes have made in North Carolina since the organization
began endorsing candidates in 1980.
When the League began endorsing candidates 12 years
ago, they found only eight state candidates worthy of
endorsement, Runkle said. This year the League endorsed
more than 60 candidates.
The first speaker of the night was Mark Marcoplos, an
independent candidate for Orange County commissioner.
Marcoplos has had past experience as an environmental
activist and is the only candidate for county commissioner
to gain a Sierra Club endorsement.
Marcoplos said his main objective was to gain a compre
hensive waste management plan for Orange County.
"Local action is the real action," when it comes to
environmental issues, Marcoplos said.
New Homecoming queen selection process seeks to avoid controversy, confusion
By Holly EStepp
After receiving criticism of the 1991
Homecoming queen selection process,
the Carolina Athletic Association has
created a new policy which CAA offi
cials hope will allow for fairer compe
tition. The former policy came under fire
after the Black Student Movement-sponsored
candidate was eliminated from
the 1991 application process after CAA
members misunderstood some of her
qualifications. The CAA committee later
reversed their decision and allowed the
candidate, who went on to win the title,
and one other contender to advance to
the next round.
The new policy takes the responsi
bility of choosing the Homecoming
Court from the CAA and allows a greater
scope of students to have an influence in
Landa Burney, one of three CAA
Homecoming directors, said she be
lieved that the plan would eliminate
some of last year's problems. "It's a
fairer system because CAA is not di
rectly involved in choosing the queen,"
The new policy allows a panel of
student leaders, who remain anonymous
to the contestants, to review the appli
cations for queen and choose the stu
dents who will advance to the interview
The applications detail the student's
personal history, extracurricular activi
ties and honors. Applicants also must
submit a proposal for a service project
for the community to be implemented
next semester, which takes the place of
the essay requirement on last year's
The majority of input in the new
selection process comes from students.
"The selection process is completely
out of CAA's hands and has been put
into the student leaders and the Univer
sity," Bumey said. "The majority of the
process is the interview with faculty
and the campus vote."
Bumey said she hoped the new policy
would alleviate the racial tensions sur
rounding the Homecoming Court elec
tions. "I don't think race will play a part
this year," she said. "The problems last
year blew up into a racial issue after
something else went wrong."
Racial tensions dealing with Home
coming procedures also have been a
problem at other universities.
After two years of growing racial
tension in the Homecoming contest,
Memphis State University has done
away with the crowning of a queen.
Michael Carpenter, student body
president at Memphis State, said he
believed that Homecoming queen was
something that was out-of-date. "We
decided that we had enough of the racial
tension, and Homecoming wasn't about
that, so we got rid of it," he said.
Carpenter said he believed that the
crowning of the Homecoming queen
had not been missed at Memphis State.
"We attempted to replace the Home
coming Court with things like Mr. and
See HOMECOMING, page 7
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