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100th Year of Editorial Freedom
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Volume 100, Issue 101
Thursday, November 12, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Anne Barnes addresses a group Wednesday at the Chapel Hill Senior Center
By Jason Richardson
Assistant State and National Editor
N.C. Rep. Anne Barnes, D-Orange,
1'ittlined Wednesday the changes she
( nvisioned in the makeup of the N.C.
irneral Assembly and the major is-.-.ues
facing state government in the
"Regardless of the outcomes, it will
be the best show in town. I feel very
optimistic about our state's ability to
move forward," Barnes said. "The
General Assembly will look very dif
ferent from the current one."
Barnes addressed a crowd of about
35 in a speech at the Chapel Hill Se
When the General Assembly holds
its first session of the new term, 43 of
the N.C. House's 120 representatives
will be new, as well as 12 of the N.C.
Senate's 50 members, she said.
Barnes said she remembered being
a new state representative. "It can be
an overwhelming experience," she
This year will be the largest fresh
man class in the state legislature since
the 1970s, Barnes said. "(The fresh
man legislators) will be courted madly
by everyone," she said. "They will be
the most popular people in town."
Barnes also pointed out the in
Conservative Meese, ACLU's Strossen to square off in campus debate
By Daniel Aldrich
Prepare yourself for what may be the
debate of the year at UNC.
Nadine Strossen, president of the
American Civil Liberties Union, and
Edwin Meese, U.S. attorney general
during the Reagan administration, are
coming to campus to discuss social jus
tice in America.
The debate, entitled "Justice in
America: Are the Courts Fair?" will
tak place at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in Memo
rial Hall. Chuck Stone, UNC journal
ism professor and longtime civil rights
activist, will act as moderator.
Stone said he would raise questions
in the debate that would highlight the
cillerences between Strossen and
Meese's views on a variety of issues.
"Should rap lyrics be banned, for
vxainple," Stone said. "What consti
tutes threats in lyrics?"
Stone said he would raise the topic of
abortion counseling forpoorpeople with
questions like: "Is it a violation of their
creased number of black and women
legislators in the new General Assem
bly. After elections, there are 31
women and 25 blacks in the state
legislature, she said.
However, there was little change in
the partisan makeup of the General
Assembly, Barnes said, with Republi
cans gaining three seats in the state
House and Democrats picking up three
in the state Senate.
Barnes was unable to predict what
effect the new legislators would have
on the overall philosophy of the state
legislature. "It will take time to find
out," she said.
The new governor and lieutenant
governor also will have a strong effect
on state government, Barnes said.
Although Barnes said the ideas ex
pressed by Governor-elect Jim Hunt
and Lt. Govemor-elect Dennis Wicker
were not new, "perhaps they will pur
sue them with new energy," she said.
Barnes said that the General As
sembly had changed greatly since Hunt
had been in office. "Hunt had great
influence on the General Assembly in
his earlier terms. I know that. I was
But the General Assembly "has
come into its own," she said.
See BARNES, page 2
freedom of choice to prevent poor people
from getting abortions?
"Overall, I will be raising questions
that show how they both view the first
amendment," Stone said.
He added that he thought questions
along the lines of justice in the legal
system would be excellent for showing
the differences between the two.
"For example, does racism control
the justice system?" he said. 'To what
extent do the eight years of the Reagan
administration contribute to the prob
lem?" Strossen said Meese had been her
opponent in a great number of debates.
"Ed and I toss a coin to see who goes
first in these debates," Strossen said. "I
would not call him a friend he and I
have a cordial relationship.
"I will share a cab to an airport or stay
at the same hotel (with Meese), but we
disagree on virtually everything. I could
not call someone a friend who does not
share some of the same values that are
really important to me.
"Ed Meese supports the government
Make the boy
Hoiisekeepere geek state help
UNC employees to file two class-action, Step 4 grievances
By Anna Griffin
Leaders of the UNC housekeepers'
movement are planning to file twin class
action. Step 4 grievances against the
University later this week.
The grievances, which would be filed
with the state Office of Administrative
Hearings, would allege that the Univer
sity committed racial discrimination
against the housekeepers by not paying
them adequate salaries and by not pro
viding opportunities for advancement.
"I believe what we'll do is a twin
complaint," said Alan McSurely, one of
the housekeepers' two attorneys. "One
will be a 'disparate treatment complaint,'
By Dale Castle
Police detectives are investigating a
sexual assault that was reported at a
Chapel Hill residence Tuesday night.
A Chapel Hill woman was sexually
assaulted at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday in a
residence in the Creel Street area, ac
cording to Chapel Hill police reports.
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman
Jane Cousins said Wednesday that the
Speaker addresses Arab-American concerns
By Thanassis Canibanls
Gregory Nojeim, director of legal
services for the Arab-American Anti
Discrimination Committee, spoke
Wednesday night at the Hanes Art Cen
ter Auditorium to increase awareness of
violations against the human rights of
Arabs around the world.
The ADC is a national organization
based in Washington, DC. Nojeim said
the organization had a dual purpose.
"I would say our focus is both on
civil rights at home and human rights
abroad," he said.
Members of the UNC branch of ADC
invited Nojeim to come and talk as part
of Human Rights Week. About 70
people attended the presentation.
Nojeim centered his speech around
American involvement in human rights
"We must demand that our govern
ment take actions," he said. "Action
today saves lives."
Many myths surround public per
ception of the government's role in en
forcing civil rights abroad, Nojeim said.
He cited several laws which autho
rized the American government to with
hold aid from nations that violated hu
"There should be laws, and there are
laws," he said. 'The problem is en
forcement." Nojeim said the American govern
ment had a tendency to enforce human
rights laws selectively. 'Too often sanc
tions are imposed because a nation does
something contrary toour foreign policy
interests," he said.
Arab Americans are concerned about
the situation on the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thou
sands of Arabs live under Israeli occu
and the government's power to in
fringe." Meese said this was not the first time
he and Strossen had argued about a
legal or social issue.
"We've debated first amendment
topics and other judicial topics before,"
Meese said he and Strossen had be
come friends of a sort due to their inter
action in various legal questions and
topics of justice. Both he and Strossen
were used to the debate format but had
favori te formats within the debate struc
ture, he said.
"Our initial statements are relatively
short, about 15 minutes," Meese said.
"We'll take questions from the audi
ence, and we both enjoy questions from
the audience the most.
"I'll be talking about how the justice
system is unfair to victims of crime,
citizens and taxpayers because we are
not successful in putting criminals be
hind bars for sufficient amounts of time."
Strossen said racial and economic
discrimination and the use of courts as
sing the sad one
that the housekeepers, a predominately
black group, have been treated differ
ently than a predominately white group.
"The other (grievance) will be called
'disparate impact class-action griev
ance' which we'll file with Office of
Administrative Hearings office of civil
rights, in which we will allege that the
policies of the University over the years
have created a racialized job category
of the lowest common denominator, to
the detriment of African Americans."
The Steering Committee of the
Housekeepers currently is circulating
petitions throughout the University try
ing to sign housekeepers onto the new
The petitions, titled "Housekeepers
woman, who is in her 20s, was assaulted
by a man she knew.
Cousins said she did not know if the
residence was the victim's or the
suspect's and wouldn't say how they
met that evening.
The victim went to another residence
that was not on Creel Street and asked
the occupant to call for help, Cousins
The victim had no physical injuries,
but was taken to UNC Hospitals for
"You can tell
your allies to treat
people under their
control fairly," he
said. "Allies and
human rights can
go hand in hand."
phasized a pro
human rights po
sition rather than an anti-Israel one.
"You can support Israel and criticize
their human rights policy," he said.
He also said he hoped the new Clinton
administration would take a more ob
jective stance toward Israel.
"One of the first challenges to Presi
dent Clinton will be to square with our
ally Israel on the area of human rights,"
he said. "Our role as a human rights
organization is to monitor the govern
ment and make sure laws are enforced."
After a half-hour speech, Nojeim
presented an Amnesty International
video entitled "Israel and the Occupied
Territories" that documented the Pales
tinian uprising against Israel.
Video footage included beatings of
Palestinians by armed guards and evi
dence of torture corroborated by Am
nesty International doctors. Some foot
age elicited exclamations from the au
dience. "I should have warned you a little
about the film," Nojeim said to the
audience. "I could have shown more
After showing the video, Nojeim
spent a half-hour responding to ques
tions and comments from audience
Many audience members commented
See NOJEIM, page 5
dumping grounds for social issues were
three of the main problems plaguing the
legal system today.
"I will focus on the legal system (in
the debate)," Strossen said. "I think that
there is a great deal of injustice in the
system. All over the country, people
call us to complain about abuses of the
Strossen said one of the major prob
lems in the United States was race dis
crimination. "It is a societal problem
which is magnified by our legal sys
tem," she said.
She cited the acquittal of the four Los
Angeles police officers charged with
beating motorist Rodney King as an
example of the problem.
"We have more complaints of police
brutality than any other complaint,"
Strossen said. "The Rodney King inci
dent is not an aeration. Many studies
have been done by the American Bar
(Association) showing that there is race
discrimination at every stage of our
Strossen said an example of race
one more time.
Legal Actions," and dated "November,
1992," authorize attorneys McSurely
and Bill Morris to file a discrimination
complaint with the OAH, the state
agency that controls Step 4 of the griev
ance process. ,
"We believe our best and most-protected
way to achieve equal pay, equal
training opportunities, and equal super
visory treatment is through exercising
our rights under North Carolina and
Federal Equal Employment law," the
Ninety-one housekeepers signed onto
a Step 3 grievance filed this past spring
against the University. The grievance
died after Chancellor Paul Hardin re
fused to allow the housekeepers to file
sexual assault report
evidence, Cousins said.
This is Chapel Hill ' s second report of
acquaintance assault in two weeks.
A 20-year-old University student re
ported at 11:14 p.m. Oct. 31 that she
was sexually assaulted, according to
Chapel Hill reports.
The victim reported that the assault
occurred in her home at Town House
apartments on Hillsborough Street.
On Nov. 6, Chapel Hill police ar
rested University senior Nathan Drake
Gregory Nojeim speaks to a crowd
discrimination within the legal system
was the higher rate of arrests, prosecu
tions and death penalty sentences given
to black defendants.
"Drug abusers are a prime example
(of dumping social issues into the legal
system)," she said. 'Trying to make this
public health crisis into a law enforce
ment situation is not appropriate.
"Most inmates are non-violent of
fenders, and we are spending $30,000 a
year just to keep them in jail. But they
are not getting drug rehabilitation. In
fact, drugs abound in jail."
Strossen said law enforcement offi
cials should focus on violent offenders
in an attempt to end economic discrimi
nation in the system.
"The vast majority of people in prison
are poor people. Indigent people cannot
get lawyers for child custody, loan prob
lems and other civic problems like credi
tors and land lords."
Strossen said there had been a real
attack on legal services under presi
dents Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
"There is abuse and misuse of the
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a class-action, or group, complaint.
In Step 4 of the grievance process,
the only step conducted outside the
University system, an administrative
law judge hears both sides of the com
plaint and makes a recommendation.
The State Personnel Commission, a 14
member panel appointed by the gover
nor, considers the recommendation and
makes a final ruling.
In a letter dated Oct. 15, McSurely
and Morris ask Hardin to allow the
housekeepers to file a group grievance.
With the current UNC grievance proce
dure, which went into effect Nov. 1,
such class-action complaints are not
See HOUSEKEEPERS, page 5
Kline, 21, of 308 The Oaks in Chapel
Hill in connection with the incident,
police reports stated.
Kline was charged with second-degree
rape, according to Chapel Hill po
Kline refused to comment earlier this
week on the details of his case but did
say that he was innocent of the charges.
Chapel Hill attorneys Barry Winston
and Bill Massengale are representing
of about 70 people Wednesday night
criminal justice system to deal with
societal problems," she said. "Courts
do not have time to deal with civil
Strossen became the first female
president of the ACLU when she as
sumed that position in 1991 and has
been a member of the ACLU board
Strossen, like many members of the
ACLU, is known for her work in de
fending the personal rights of individu
als regardless of their political stances.
She is a professor of constitutional law
and human rights at the New York Uni
versity School of Law.
Meese served as U.S. attorney gen
eral for three and a half years under
President Reagan. He was known for
imposing tough sentences for drug traf
fickers and for a campaign he launched
against child pornography.
Meese, nowretired from government
duty, serves as a distinguished fellow at
the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover
Institution. He also writes a syndicated