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i Two Democrats, two Republicans and an independent vie for
two open seats on die Orange County Board of Commissioners
the Pittsburgh Pirates to their third
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MAC will select the 1992
Green Team, the best environ
mental candidates, at 12:15
p.m. in the Pit.
It was the second time in the three
years that Leyland has been named
Manager of the Year in voting by the
Baseball writers Association ot America.
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Volume 100, Issue 61
Thursday, October 29, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Coumcil chooe Powell to fill vacant eat
The Chapel Hill Town Council unani
mously appointed Barbara Powell
Wednesday night to fill the seat left
vacant by Roosevelt Wilkerson's resig
nation last month.
"It's a good feeling and a great re
lief," she said after the announcement.
Wilkerson, the only black member
ofthe board, resigned after admitting he
falsified the mayor's signature on an
official town document. Several coun
cil members had said they wanted to
alternatives to grievance
By Anna Griffin
In 1969, Carolina Dining Services
employees went on strike in an effort to
win better working conditions and
In 1992, the UNC housekeepers are
considering similar action, including
the possibility of a lawsuit against the
University, in their fight for better pay
and a discrimination-free work envi
ronment. The housekeepers, who filed a dis
crimination grievance against the Uni
versity last year, are considering sev
eral legal and extralegal alternatives in
their struggle for recognition by Uni
versity and state officials, said Alan
McSurely, the civil rights activist and
local attorney representing the employ
ees. McSurely said he had advised the
housekeepers that they had several le
gal options if the University continued
Congress rescinds budget riders
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress members voted 2 1 -3-3
at their Wednesday meeting to re
move two restrictive riders from the
budgets of Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbi
ans and Allies for Diversity and Gradu
ate Students United.
The riders had been placed on the
two groups' budgets last year by the
73rd Student Congress.
The first rider stated that the groups
could not use student government funds
in endorsing or opposing legislation,
governmental actions, candidates for
public office or political action com
mittees. The second rider stipulated that
all publications of the two groups were
subject to post-publication censorship
by members of Student Congress.
Although the riders had not really
Members of the chancellor's black
cultural center working group and the
BCC Advisory Board held their first
official meeting Wednesday, discuss
ing possible sites for a new free-standing
center and the proposed inclusion of
academic departments and a library in
the yet-to-be-built structure.
"We had a really good meeting," said
Provost Richard McCormick, chairman
of the working group. "We talked in
general terms about some possible fa
cilities for inclusion, and we talked about
placing some other academic depart
ments in the center as well."
The meeting marks the first major
UNC student politicos square off on campaign
By Jason Richardson
Assistant State and National Editor
Representatives of the UNC Young
Democrats, UNC Young Republicans
and UNC Students for Perot exchanged
attacks and defenses in a debate Wednes
day in Swain Hall. The debate was
televised by UNC Student Television.
The moderator was Philip Meyer, a
UNC journalism professor.
The various organizations were al
lowed to make opening statements and
then faced questions from Meyer and
the other partisan groups.
The Young Democrats were repre
sented by Dan Bishop, a first-year law
student; Gloria Sutton, ajunior interna
appoint a black resident to fill the seat.
Powell said her main priority was
affordable housing for everyone that
wanted to own a house.
"I would also like to see more partici
pation from the low-income commu
nity and to see them represented in as
many places as possible," she said.
But Powell added, "When you're the
new kid on the Block, you have to listen
and work your way in.
"I would really Like to run in the
council election (in 1 993), and I thought
this would be a good start."
Although council member Joe
to stall in addressing their grievances.
The housekeepers are the lowest-paid
employees at UNC and have few oppor
tunities for advancement in the current
University system, McSurely said.
"We've come up with three or four
(legal) options," McSurely said. "One
would be to take it to Office of Admin
istrative Hearing as a Step 4 racial dis
crimination case against the University .
The second would be to ask for an Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission
Title 3 complaint.
"Then, of course, there's always the
option of filing a constitutional law
suit." A lawsuit would focus on the house
keepers' claim that the University had
violated their constitutional right to a
discrimination-free work environment,
"Black employees working in a state
institution have the right to a discrimination-free
workplace," he said. "The
University has been under notice for a
hindered any of B-GLAD's actions this
from some of their plans, such as pub
lishing the first fall edition of their news
letter, said B-GLAD co-chairman Doug
Ferguson. "I guess more than anything
else (the riders) have been a psycho
logical burden to getting things done,"
Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6, who
sponsored the bill, said in his argument
in support of the amendment that the
riders were discriminatory and should
not have been placed on the budgets in
the first place.
"This is unduly discriminatory,"
Cohen said. "You don't single out
groups. You do it for everybody, or you
do it for nobody."
At the meeting, Ferguson said his
group was too diverse to be politically
partisan. "If we were to support any
hold first discussions
step toward a new BCC since the BCC
advocates walked into a working group
meeting last week and agreed to take
part in planning for a new center.
The BCC supporters had demanded
that Chancellor Paul Hardin pledge his
support fora free-standing center, which
he did in response to a working group
report endorsing a new BCC two weeks
McCormick said the meeting would
be the first of many between the two
sides, and he hoped the BCC working
group, founded by Hardin earlier this
month to come up with plans for a new
or expanded center, could bring a con
crete proposal to the chancellor by Janu
tional studies major; and Donald
Lassiter, ajunior political science ma
jor. The Young Democrats made the first
opening statement, focusing on the dif
ferences in the candidates' agendas.
Lassiter, who made the opening state
ment, said the Democrats supported
Democratic presidential candidate Bill
Clinton's "progressive economic plan"
and asked whether UNC students were
willing to "live in a country that is
stagnated by failed trickle-down eco
nomics? "We need a leader who is not scared
of change," Lassiter said. Arkansas Gov.
Bill Clinton is that candidate, he added.
The Young Republicans' debate team
I don't have the
forced to be absent
due to a previous
mitment, he asked
the council not to
delay the appoint
ment. He recom
mended that the
Powell or Joyce
Before the vote,
council member Julie Andresen said,
"It's no secret that the council has placed
long time of this racialized disparity in
training opportunities and supervision
policies and practices."
In a letter dated Oct. 15, McSurely
and William Morris, the housekeepers'
other attorney, complained to Chancel
lor Paul Hardin that they had not been
able to arrange a class-action Step 3
grievance hearing. The housekeepers
are attempting to get Hardin to allow
them to file a class-action, or group,
grievance, rather than more than 100
In the Oct. 1 5 letter, the two attorneys
asked Hardin to answer the following
"Will the University permit the
Housekeepers' Steering Committee to
represent the Housekeepers in a
classwide grievance at a Step 3 hear
ing? "Will the University permit the
Housekeepers' attorneys to represent
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party, we would be shooting ourselves
in the foot," he said. "Our main job in B
GLAD is to try and change the mindset
across all parties."
After Cohen's bill was approved,
Rep. Kevin Hunter, Dist. 14, withdrew
his own bill, which only would have
removed the post-publication censor
ship requirement from the budgets, from
the meeting's agenda.
Hunter's proposed bill also would
have added the clause, "This shall not
prohibit opposing or supporting Uni
versity action" to the first rider.
Hunter said he was withdrawing the
bill because congress members had al
ready voted to adopt Cohen's bill.
The vote on the bill had been delayed
almost a month because the impeach
ment procedures against Speaker Jen
nifer Lloyd had taken precedence in
While the working group will author
the proposal, the BCC Advisory Board's
facilities and planning committee, which
now includes six working members,
will play a key role in the final product,
"The most important thing we must
remember is that we have to sit down
together until we have a plan," he said.
"The working group will be writing a
final plan, but I hope a central part of
that plan will come from the discus
sions we began tonight."
The two sides will meet again Friday
afternoon, and the BCC working group
will reconvene next Wednesday.
comprised Charlton Allen, a senior his
tory major; Bret Batdorff, ajunior po
litical science major; and Chris pvans,
ajunior political science major.
Batdorff made the opening arguments
for the Republican camp, emphasizing
Clinton's "flip-flops" on major cam
"(Clinton) has made more flip-flops
on the issues than the Carolina cheer
leaders on Saturday in Kenan Stadium,"
Students for Perot was represented
by Jonathan Wright, a senior business
major; Jeff Slomski, a first-year MBA;
and Jonathan McMurry, a first-year bi
ology graduate student.
McMurry stressed the importance of
same hang-ups that other people do. Madonna
priority on appointing a black member
to the council."
Andresen said she was impressed
with the qualifications of Powell, Roland
and Gloria Williams, but she was lean
ing toward Powell.
Council member Art Wemer agreed
that it was important to choose a black
applicant "to represent the African
American community and to serve as an
envoy from the council to the African
Council member Joe Herzenberg
added, "I feel a responsibility to fill this
position with someone who is as close
as possible to the person who was elected
by the public to this seat."
Council member Joyce Brown said
she was interested in a candidate who
could represent the variety of Chapel
Bull's Head Bookshop offers customers a taste of Madonna's newly released and highly publicized book "Sex"
'Sex' a hard find in Chapel Hill
By Yi-Hsin Chang
"Sex" doesn't come cheap.
Priced at $49.95, Madonna's newly
released book of erotic fantasies, pub
lished by Warner Books, is pricier than
her new album, "Erotica," but that's
not stopping faithful Madonna fans.
The few copies that have reached
Chapel Hill are disappearing fast.
The Intimate Bookshop sold out of
its more than 20 copies Oct. 2 1 , the day
Sex hit stores worldwide. The book.
published in six languages, made the
biggest international debut in the his
tory of publishing.
This is the big book for this year
right now," said Peter Mock, manager
of the Intimate Bookshop. "Everybody
who's come in wanted the book and
didn't care how much it cost. If it was
100 bucks, they would' ve paid for it."
The Bull s Head Bookshop in Stu
dent Stores initially received two cop
ies of ' Sex, which sold out in one day.
The store has received additional cop
ies, and a few still are up for grabs.
Although copies of Sex are kept
behind the counter at the Bull's Head
Bookshop, a display copy is available
for public perusal. The Intimate
Bookshop also had a copy on display.
but someone bought it. Mock said.
the economy in his opening remarks for
Students for Perot.
"The economy is the issue for very
important reasons," McMurry said.
"We must consume less and produce
more," McMurry said. "Our parents'
generation has been derelict in this re
sponsibility to provide a secure future
for their children."
After each group completed its open
ing remarks, Meyer began questioning
each group, allowing the opposing
groups to rebut and then returning to the
original group for wrap-up comments.
Meyer' s first question concerned the
national defense, and the organizations
spelled out their positions on the issue.
All three political groups used the
Mayor Ken Broun said he agreed
with the council that Powell met all of
Powell said she was not sure why the
council chose her from the pool of eight
qualified applicants. She added that the
fact that she was a Chapel Hill native
might have helped her.
Powell said she had considered
Roland as her main competition for the
position. "Joyce Roland was an ex
tremely good candidate," she said.
Broun told Powell that the council
looked forward to seeing her take her
seat. He also encouraged her to con
tinue her commitment to service.
After the appointment Wednesday
night, applicant Paul Tripodi was disap
pointed with the results.
"Surprise, surprise, surprise," he said.
"We knew from the beginning that come
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UNC libraries to acquire Madonnas new book,.
By Leah A. Campbell
! University students soon will be
s able to get "Sex" in Wilson Library.
Library officials have approved the
order for Madonna's new book, "Sex,"
' and expect the book to arrive in two to
Pat Dominguez, humanities bibli
ographer at Davis Library, said the
: book, which will be placed in Wilson
' Library, would be purchased for the
sake of research.
"We buy materials to support re
i search on campus," she said, "There
? are groups here who are very inter
ested in American culture and women' s
studies, and this book may be help
ful." School Kids Records got two copies
of "Sex" and still has the same two
copies. "I don't think people know we
have them," employee Grace Sink said.
The Hardback Cafe and Bookstore
has not received its order of "Sex" and
has a waiting list of eager buyers.
"Sex" comes vacuum-packed in a
silver, mylar bag with an image of the
34-year-old queen of pop inviting read-
issues in STV debate
next question, which focused on Perot' s
re-entry into the race, to talk about an
issue close to their campaign.
Slomski emphasized that Perot had
"gone out of his way to stick to the
solutions," in the campaign.
Allen used the Republicans' time to
discuss "dirty tricks" in campus politics
and respond to a letter in The Daily Tar
Heel which said the Young Republi
cans and Young Democrats had signed
an agreement not to interfere with each
other. The letter also referred' to the
defacing of campaign materials issued
by the other party.
"We never signed an agreement,"
Allen said. "I have instructed all our
members not to destroy any campaign
hell or high water, the council was go
ing to appoint a black member."
Tripodi said he planned to run again
in the municipal elections next Novem
ber and vowed to "keep active and in
volved in current affairs."
Several council members remarked
that the whole application process had
Andresen said, "I think that we
stumbled around a bit in terms of find
ing a proper way to appoint a new
Andresen added that the public fo
rum Sunday night helped the council
members become familiar with the ap
plicants. Herzenberg said, "Although this pro
cess was a bit stumbling at the start, I
think it s a great improvement over the
last time we appointed a new member."
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The library also ordered "The
Madonna Connection," a book of
scholarly articles that will be pub-j
lished next month, Dominguez Said, j
Because University libraries serve j
as the research libraries for the state,
buying Madonna's book is inipor-
tant, Dominguez added, I
"Recently there have been some.;
books that have been written on
Madonna's impact on society and:
culture, So the book will be crucial 1
for those planning on doing research j
in this area," she said.
Davis officials base the selection 1
criteria heavily on book reviews, s
Dominguez said. The New York
Times Book Review gave "Sex" a ,
Set! MADONNA, page 7
ers to tear open the package and enter
the world of Madonna.
The book itself is oversized and
spiral-bound. The word "SEX" is en
graved rather subtly on the front cover,
an aluminum sheet not quite as shiny
as the mylar packaging. The back
cover, also aluminum, has "(X)" cut
See SEX, page 4
B ishop stuck specifically to the ques
tion and said that Perot seemed to have
indicated that he was more dissatisfied
with Bush than Clinton.
After questions about various issues,
including the Family Medical Leave
Bill recently vetoed by Bush, drugs, die
environment, each candidate's abilities
as commander-in-chief and the capa
bilities of each vice-presidential candi
date, the groups were asked to describe
their candidate's biggest weakness. !; !
Allen pointed to Bush's decision' to
sign a bill for a tax increase, whilfc
Wright said Perot's biggest mistake was
See DEBATE, page 2