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of rain; high mid-60s
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Volume 100, Issue 59
Tuesday, October 27, 1992
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Supporters waited three hours for Bill
call for change
on N.C. bus tour
By Jerry McElreath
presidential and vice-presidential can
didates Bill Clinton and Al Gore made
several appearances near Chapel Hill
Monday, as they used their bus tour
through North and South Carolina to
stress their campaign theme of change
and concentrated on the country 's eco
'We've tried to give you a cam
paign of real change," Clinton said to
a crowd in Hillsborough.
About 2,200 people waited more
than three hours in front of the old
courthouse on Churton Street to see
the candidates and their families. In
addition to Clinton and Gore, the can
didates' spouses Hillary Clinton
and Tipper Gore also addressed the
Hillsborough crowd. Hillsborough
Mayor Horace Johnson introduced the
ticket while several state Democratic
candidates, including gubernatorial
candidate Jim Hunt and secretary of
state hopeful Rufus Edmisten, joined
the bus tour.
West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller,
who has been mentioned as a possible
future presidential candidate, spent the
day on the bus tour and attended the
Hillsborough rally as well.
The appearance was the second
planned stop on the second day of the
Clinton bus tour through North Caro
lina, although the candidates stopped
in Mebane and at Elon College before
arriving in Hillsborough. The bus tour
began in Winston-Salem and contin
By Richard J. Dalton Jr.
, Some University students who are
registered to vote said they were un
aware of or unfamiliar with the $52
million local school bond referendum,
which will be decided upon in next
Other students who were familiar
with the bond issue said they would
vote for it, although they thought the
bond would not directly affect them.
The proposed bond would fund a
new middle school and high school in
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school sys
tem, a new middle school for Orange
County schools and technology up
grades. From estimates of registered voters,
Clinton to arrive in Hillsborough Monday
ued with a rally at N.C. Central Uni
versity in Durham.
Hundreds of UNC students at
tended the rally at NCCU while a
smaller contingent of students made
the short drive north to Hillsborough.
During his brief address, Clinton
attacked the Bush campaign for its
investigations into his children and
those of independent Texas business
man Ross Perot.
The Arkansas governor pointed out
one of his supporter's signs and read
it to the crowd: "Don't investigate our
children, invest in them."
The Democratic nominee also criti
cized the Bush administration for its
stagnancy on economic issues and
condemned Bush's economic policy.
"No more trickle-down econom
ics," Clinton said.
Clinton, who has seen his lead in
the polls dwindle in recent days to
between five and seven points, cited
wage statistics as proof of the
economy's stagnant condition.
"In the last four years, we've lost
over $ 1 ,600 in family wages," he said.
Meanwhile, Gore predicted the
country's economic situation would
only get worse if Bush won Tuesday.
"You can have four more years of
the same stuff we've had, like the
worst economy since the Depression
. . . , or you can have progressive change
to get the country moving in the right
direction again," he said.
Gore devoted much of his speech
to contrasting the Clinton campaign
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students' votes to help
the student vote will be important in the
Erik Ose of Students for Voter Reg
istration estimated that about 6,000 to
7,000 students were registered to vote
in Orange County, which is approxi
mately 1 0 percent of the total registered
Susan Outterson, a member of the
School Bond Education Steering Com
mittee, said that students generally sup
ported education but that she was reluc
tant to predict how they would affect the
"Students tend to be pro-education
that's what's helping them get
ahead," Outterson said.
Of those students who were some
what familiar with the bond proposal,
many said they wanted to know more
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Gardner blasts BOC
By Eric Lusk
Republican gubernatorial candidate
Jim Gardner brought his campaign into
traditionally Democratic territory Mon
day, criticizing plans for a free-standing
black cultural center at UNC and blast
ing opponent Democrat Jim Hunt for
"I thought we had a wonderful cul
tural center it was called the Univer
sity of North Carolina," Gardner said to
about 50 people gathered at Orange
County Republican Headquarters in
"Imagine, we spent 20 years try ing to
bring the races together in North Caro
lina. Why do we want to go back and
destroy 20 years of hard work?" he
asked. "If we do that, what are we going
to do, have an Indian center next year?
An Asian center the next year?"
Gardner said he opposed current pro
posals to build a Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center on the University cam
pus. "I would try to use my influence as
governor to stop it and get our univer
sity trustees not to bow down to pres
sure," he said. "We ought to have a
great university that has equal access to
Rachel Perry, press secretary for the
Hunt campaign, said that Hunt thought
the proposal for a free-standing BCC
was an issue to be handled by the Uni
versity and not by either gubernatorial
"We see it as a university issue. We
don't tell Mack Brown how to coach
football," Perry said. "We think it's a
university issue that's being handled as
it should be .... We don't see it as an
issue a gubernatorial candidate should
be involved in."
UNC plans to buy
or condemn house
By Justin Scheef
For 73 years, Sally Michie owned the
house at 121 South Columbia St. and
fought to keep the historic building from
falling into the clutches of the Univer
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
But seven months after Michie's
death, the University, which family
members say Michie hated, is preparing
to make an offer for her house to the two
organizations that received the prop
erty through Michie's will.
University officials say they eventu
ally will acquire the property and that
no matter how it is obtained, the build
ing probably will be destroyed.
The two-story house, which Michie
purchased in 1919, stands next to the
Ackland Art Museum and is bordered
on three sides by the UNC campus.
Guido De Maere, Michie's attorney,
said that the house was boarded up and
that the contents were removed earlier
this year after a series of break-ins.
Michie, who was 97 when she died
March 6, stated in her will that the
building should be donated to the Philadelphia-based
Magna Carta Dames and
the Washington, D.C.-based Daughters
of the American Revolution. In the will,
Michie states that the building never
should be sold or rented.
De Maere said the University could
have acquired the property before
Michie's death but decided not to dis
Wayne Jones, vice chancellor of busi
ness and finance, said the University
"I would like to hear the pros and
cons from people on the street not
those who have a stake in it," said Cathy
Jenkins, a junior of Fayetteville.
Graduate student Frank Moe of Santa
Barbara, Calif., said he hoped to read
more about the issue but added that he
usually voted pro-education.
David Reynolds of Hillsborough, a
law school student, also said he was
unsure how he would vote.
Reynolds added that he was leaning
toward voting for it because the schools
were overcrowded and because the
bonds now could be issued at a low
But Reynolds added that he did not
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Lt. Gov. Jim
Gardner, who has run two unsuc
cessful bids for governor in 1968 and
1972, accused Hunt of running one of
the most negative campaigns in the
"I've been in politics a long time, and
what (Hunt's campaign) set out to do
was interested in the property because it
was surrounded by land owned by UNC.
"(The property) would give us more
flexibility in what eventual building
goes along that street," Jones said, add
ing that UNC officials tentatively
planned to use the area for a new build
ing for the study of mass communica
tions. "We would tear down Abernathy
(Hall) and put something over there on
Columbia Street that would be an aca
demic affairs building," Jones said.
Joe Henderson, deputy director of
the N.C. Property Office, said the sale
of the Michie house could be completed
by January at the earliest.
"Our first step is to get the property
appraised," Henderson said, adding that
the appraisal wouldn't take place until
at least December.
Once the appraisal is complete, the
University could make an offer for the
property, Henderson said.
But UNC officials also are prepared
to condemn the building if the two
groups refuse to sell, Henderson said.
"If the offer is rejected ... we would
consider possible condemnation," he
said. "The state has the authority to
condemn property it needs for public
"The University has publicly dis
closed that it wishes to acquire that
Jones said he assumed that once ac
quired, the building would be razed. "I
don't think the house would have any
use to the University in its current condition."
determine local school
Fiscal watchdog groups,
By Paul Bredderman
A week before election day, most
students and faculty have made their
presidential picks, but might be in
1 doubt about whether to spend their tax
: dollars to build three new Orange
Debate continues to be heated
' among school officials and two local
: interest groups concerning the $52
millionschoolbond, which would fund
i two new Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools,
new computers and a middle school
; for the Orange County school system.
Local school board members have
the Road. Roger
Gardner visits Orange County GOP Headquarters Monday
eight months ago was to destroy my
character and destroy me as an indi
vidual," he said. "They poured hun
dreds of thousands of dollars into it. But
I think it's blown right up in their face.
People resent the personal attacks and
the negative parts of his campaign."
Visitation policy vote
could come next fall
By James Lewis
Democratic reform of sorts could
sweep campus residence halls next
fall if University housing officials ap
prove a proposal to give residents the
option to modify the existing visita
tion policy by popular vote.
Last year, the Housing Advisory
Board approved a recommendation by
a committee to let residents vote by
resident assistant units to decide their
own visitation policy. A newly formed
committee is considering the proposed
election process and will make a deci
sion later this year.
The voting, which would take place
two weeks into the semester, would
give residents three choices:
Unlimited visitation hours, ..
Unlimited visitation on the week
Maintaining the present policy.
which stipulates that residents may
have visitors from 9 a.m. to 1 am
during the week and from 9 a.m. to 2
a.m. on the weekend.
But University housing officials
warn that the proposed autonomy could
cause chaos within individual halls.
Al Calarco, associate director of
housing, said voting in such small
areas could cause problems for the
The proposed plan, which calls for
not only voting by floor, but voting by
RA unit, could cause a lot of confu
sion, Calarco said. In dormitories
where there is more than one RA on
each floor, the different policies could
supported passage of the bond to relieve
the current overcrowding, but two local
fiscal watchdog groups, UniTax and
TaxWatch.havecon tended that the pro
posed new buildings would not be nec
essary until the end of the century.
Many school officials said Chapel
Hill-Carrboro schools already were
overcrowded and could not accommo
date this year's Jarger-than-expected
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Schools student enrollment has contin-:
ued to grow daily, according to statis
tics released Friday by the school sys
tem. Between Sept. 4, the 10th day of
Both gubernatorial candidates have
filled the airwaves and newspapers with
advertisements critical of their
Gardner accused Hunt, who served
See GARDNER, page 5
cause chaos, he said.
"We feel that it would be unman
ageable," Calarco said.
A vote by all residents of a building
for one policy wou Id be more manage
able, Calarco said. "I would prefer a
vote by building," be said.
After hearing the suggestions of
housing officials, the HAB decided to
set up a new committee this fall to
evaluate and change the proposal.
Richard Chassey, area director for
Spencer Triad and chairman of the
new committee, said that although all
me members of the committee had not
yet been selected, he hoped the group
could meet sometime in November.
Scott Peeler, a member of the HAB,
said the committee would consist pri
marily of residents. "We're looking
for students interested in changing the
policy," he said. i
Peeler said he asked the committee
to meet again this year to work on the
"Basically, we asked the commit
tee to meet, again this year to iron out
a few problems in the proposal," Peeler
said. "I advocate that the University
should go to a building wide vote.
. "Letting each floor vote separately
asks for a tot of security and chaos."
Peeler said that with large build
ings, especially on South Campus,
having a different visitation policy on
each floor would cause a great deal of
confusion for residents and security
Peeler said he was a strong sup-
See VISITATION, page 2 ';
on enrollment figures
school, and Tuesday, the 40th day of
school, enrollment climbed by 73 stu
dents across the school system and
School spokeswoman Kim Hoke .
said the increase was not typical for
the system, adding that the figures
paralleled the growth trends the ad-i
ministrators already have noted ;
"The possibilities are staggering if
we were to get 73 students every 30 :.
days," Hoke said.
The Sept 4 enrollment was 6,763,:?
increasing to 6,836 by Tuesday, ac-
cording to school system figures. ' i
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