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CONTINUING THE LEGACY
REINSTATED: Relief pitcher Steve
Howe, to major league baseball under
theordersof arbitrator George Nicolau.
Howe had been given a lifetime sus
pension from baseball )une 8 by then
commissioner Fay Vincent.
The suspension followed Howe's
guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge
for trying to buy a gram of cocaine. The
incidentwasHowe'sseventh related to
drugs or alcohol. Howe played for the
New York Yankees in 1992.
Applications for the 1993 Martin Luther King )r. Scholarship, worth
$500 to a person who exemplifies King's ideals, are due Monday
UNC women's soccer team begins its charge for a seventh-straight
NCAA title Saturday at Fetzer Field
Josh White Jr. will give an
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
acoustic concert at 8 p.m. in the
Union Cabaret. Tickets, $2
students, $4 public.
100th Year of Editorial Freedom
1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 102
Friday, November 13, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
BuiincMAdvcfliiing 962-1 163
By Jennifer Talhelm
Assistant University Editor
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.,
said the U.S. government should not
have been surprised by the Los Angeles
Waters, who delivered the fourth
keynote address of Human Rights Week
1 992 Thursday night, said the riots hap
pened because the
ignored the needs
of poor Ameri
young men and
Latinos, who are
being dropped off the American
agenda," she told about ISO students
and community members who gathered
to hear her speak in Memorial Hall.
"(These young Americans) don't
show up in anyone's statistics," she
said. "America has pretended they're
not there, yet the selling of drugs and
crack has gone up, and it's dividing
Waters said many poor young people
in America grew up seeing a disparity
between their lifestyles and those of
"The legislatures are broke, cities are
bcoke the money's been in the de
fense budget," she said. "When Los
Angeles exploded, none of us should
have been surprised."
But Waters said further riots could be
avoided by improved academic and
cultural education and by improving
and expanding social programs. "It is
time for us to look inward," she said.
"The rage is" stilTTxillng underneath
where problems continue to multiply.
"We have some very, very angry
people who don't feel a part of any
thing." Waters commended the UNC stu
dents fighting for a free-standing black
J.T. on the move
James Taylor solemnly sings 'Something in the Way She Moves"
at the Dean E. Smith Center Wednesday night. Taylor charmed
By James Lewis
Experts on environmental racism dis
cussed waste dumping in communities
with large minority populations, and
student environmentalists blasted Governor-elect
Jim Hunt's environmental
record during a panel meeting at Gerrard
Hall Thursday night.
The discussion, titled "A Healthy
Environment is a Human Right," was
sponsored by the Student Environmen
tal Action Coalition and was part of the
Campus Y's Human Rights Week.
Before the formal meeting, Josh
Busby, SEAC co-chairman, read a state
ment written by SEAC members criti
"Jim Hunt has ... shown extremely
poorjudgment in dealing with environ
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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaks at Memorial Hall Thursday night
cultural center. .
"I'm here to say to you that the
struggle has been an honest one," she
said. "We've got to talk about what's
hurting us. We've got to confront each
other and cry when we don't under
stand. When we do this, we will do
an enthusiastic home crowd by shaking hands with audience
members in between tunes for an upcoming live album.
environmental racism, Gov.
that threaten the
health of North
and also accuses
him of mishan
dling a 1981 War
ren County land
As the panel discussion began,
Therese Vick, a representative from
Northampton Citizens Against Pollu
tion, spoke on behalf of the citizens of
Northampton County, which is the pro
posed site of a solid-waste incinerator.
"(We) challenge the new administra
tion to stop using rural North Carolina
to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
something about the rage."
Waters said she supported a free
standing BCC because the center would
help to educate black students about
themselves and would teach white stu-
See WATERS, page 4
as the toilet for the state," Vick said.
Northampton is "tailor-fit" for the
waste site because the county is pre
dominantly black, has the third-highest
percentage of children in poverty in the
state and is "educationally and eco
nomically deprived," she said.
Vick cited the effort to put a solid
waste landfill on a Cherokee Indian
reservation in Western North Carolina
and proposals to put low-level radioac
tive dumps in Richmond County, on the
border of Chatham and Wake counties
and in Northampton County as examples
of environmental injustice.
Vick said that in all the proposed
sites, minorities would be most affected
by the dumps. "Environmental racism
is alive and well in North Carolina," she
Robert Bullard, author of "Dumping
drawn to UNC
by BCC issue
By Mkliael Workman
Assistant University rditnr
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Ca-5'
lif., arrived late for the dinner in her
honor at the Sonja H. Stone Black
. Cultural Center Thursday night, but ;
; a boisterous audience of 35 children
and 25 adults waited for her anv
The dinner preceded a speech by :
Waters in Memorial Hall, which was
part of Human Rights Week.
Waters represents California's
s 29th Congressional District, which
is located in South-Central Los An
geles, an area hard-hit by the riots
after the acquittal of four white po
lice officers accu sed of beating mo-
torist Rodney King last spri ng.
The congresswoman addressed
s utes, and she answered questions
: from the children afterward.
During her remarks in the BCC,
which were clearly targeted toward
tlie children, Waters compared UNC
ii students' struggle for a free-standing
black cultural center will) the
children's struggle for self-esteem.
The triumph of free-standing BCC
supporters, signified by Chancellor
Paul Hardin' 8 support of a new cen
ter several weeks ago, was a major
reason for her visit, Waters said.
"The reason I came is I heard
" about some young people who
wanted to get something done and
were willing to fight for it," she said
Waters urged the children to stand
up for what they thought was right.
See BCC, page 7
Tenure issue hits grad students
By Justin Scheef
The University might be losing more
than just award-winning professors if
the administration continues to deny
tenure to assistant professors who are
said to emphasize classroom perfor
mance more than research, some stu
Kevin Stewart, an assistant geology
professor, said he soon would receive a
final decision in his tenure case and
added that he expected to be denied
tenure because of insufficient research.
If Stewart is denied tenure, he will leave
UNC after his contract expires in 1993.
But the decision would not affect just
Ruben Giral, a graduate student
whom Stewart is advising on his
master's thesis in the field of structural
geology, said it was likely that he also
would leave the University if Stewart
did not receive tenure.
"It's a terrible shame," Giral said.
"Some of Kevin's projects are going to
come into fruition in the next 18
months." If denied tenure, Stewart will
not be employed at UNC when those
projects are completed, Giral said.
Since Stewart is the only structural
geologist in the department, Giral said
he would look for an adviser at another
university or would work where Stewart
in Dixie," said that students were the
catalysts for change in America and that
they must work to solve environmental
"Students have to come together," he
said. "They have to get out of the ivory
towers and get involved in environmen
tal justice organizations."
Members of the Halifax Environ
mental Loss Prevention of Tillery also
attended the meeting but did not partici
pate in the discussion. Group members
said they were involved in a fight of
their own against corporations involved
in large hog farm operations that pro
duced air and water pollution.
They cited a 1987 United Church of
Christ study that stated that "3 out of 5
Black and Hispanic Americans live in
See SEAC, page 4
on Clinton order
Editor's note: This is the first of a
two-part series on President-elect Bill
Clinton 's proposal to end the ban on
homosexuals in the military. Monday 's
edition will explore the local implica
tions of such a change.
By Andrea Jones
The possible lifting of the ban that
prevents openly homosexual men and
women from serving in the U.S. armed
forces has provoked controversy be
tween conservative and liberal groups
across the nation and within the mili
tary. President-elect Bill Clinton plans
to issue an executive order early in his
administration that would repeal the
U.S. Department of Defense directive
that bans homosexuals from the mili
tary. David Leavy, Clinton's assistant
press secretary, said a specific date
had riot been set as to when the order
would be issued, but he affirmed
Clinton's stance on gay and lesbian
"We have not started prioritizing
issues at this point," Leavy said.
"(Clinton) supports lifting the ban on
homosexuals in the military. He feels
we should end all discrimination and
bias in society."
Harold Jordan, coordinator of the
National Youth and Militarism Pro
gram with the American Friends Ser
vice Committee, a Quaker organiza
tion based in Philadelphia, said Clinton
appeared to consider the issue impor
tant. "(Clinton's) transition team seems
serious about this," Jordan said.
Leslie Alexander, head of the Eagle
Forum Collegians, said Clinton's
"It' s going to affect me dramatically,"
Giral said. "It's hard to find someone to
advise you on the nuances of your field.
"If he were to stay, I would be work
ing with one of the pre-eminent struc
tural geologists of our time. ... His
research is one of the two major reasons
I decided to come here."
Paul Ferguson, an assistant speech
communication professor, also is close
to being denied tenure because of a lack
of traditional research.
Students who have worked with
Ferguson on various productions said
that if Ferguson did not receive tenure,
they would lose one of their most valu
Students who ha ve been rallying sup
port for Ferguson have collected 1,700
signatures on a petition this week, speech
communication graduate student Mar
tin Strobel said. The students are hop
ing to collect 5,000 signatures, he said.
"It's pretty damn exciting," Strobel ,
said of the efforts, which included ap
proaching students outside the Dean E.
Smith Center Wednesday night before
the James Taylor concert.
Strobel said Ferguson supporters
would be meeting Thursday with
Stephen Birdsall, dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences.
Students also have been rallying be
hind Stewart by writing letters to vari
ous politicians and campus administra
tors citing the amount of the research
Chapel Hill buses safe,
inspected, director says
Chapel Hill Transit never has been
involved in a fatal accident like the
one that occurred at Duke University
Tuesday, according to town transpor
tation director Bob Godding.
Amy Elizabeth Geissinger, a fresh
man at Duke University, was killed
Tuesday when she slipped off the bus
she was riding as it made a turn.
Gelding said Thursday that Chapel
Hill Transit had an outstanding in
spection and safety record.
"My knowledge of (the Chapel Hill
Martin Luther King Jr.
stance on the is
sue was a clear
cut statement of
what she thought
Forum is a con
tank based in
i ' It"
the president-elect is not willing to
listen to information that it will be
endangering military security by low
ering morale (to admit homosexuals
into the service)," Alexander said. "It' s
clear that he doesn't value military
security as much as he values the
support of the gay community."
Alexander referred to "documenta
tion and age-old wisdom" to support
her view and said many military em
ployees agreed with her.
"Experienced, older, lifelong men
and women members of the military
. . . will testify that that lifestyle has an
ill effect on morale," Alexander said.
She said the military should not
admit professed gays or lesbians be
cause "heterosexual men are very
threatened by that," and explained that
"close quarters and very little privacy "
in the armed forces made for tension
between homosexuals and heterosexu
als. Alexander also said that she thought
her views were not prejudicial and
that open homosexuality was an ob
stacle to military unity.
"I don 't mean it as persecution or as
bashing," she said. "We're not talking
See MILITARY, page 2
Stewart has done and the positive ef
fects he has had on his students.
A poster presentation authored by
doctoral student Steven Lundblad,
Stewart and assistant geology professor
Michael Folio received a "Best-Poster-in-Session
Award" at the national meet
ing of the Geological Society of America
last month. Folio was denied tenure this
spring for reasons similar to those in
Stewart and Folio are co-advisers to
Lundblad, who said he expected to fin
ish his work this spring before Folio's
Folio said that he felt good about the
award but that Lundblad deserved most
of the credit. "One thing I don't want to
do is take too much credit for that
award," Folio said.
Stewart agreed that the credit for the
award should go to Lundblad. "I think it
is really nice that Steve is getting some
credit for his work," he said.
A research grant is pending for
Lundblad's work, Stewart said.
Folio said news of the award was not
widespread in the geology department.
"I'm not convinced that is completely
coincidental," he said. Folio added that
very few colleagues had congratulated
him on the award.
Lundblad said Folio and Stewart had
helped him immensely with the award
winning poster, but that his research
was in a different field.
Transit) system is that we have every
thing working exactly the way that the
manufacturers say that they should
work," Godding said.
"There is no way that I am aware of
that that could happen," Godding
added, referring to Tuesday's acci
dent at Duke.
Al Rossiter, director of Duke News
Service, said the accident was being
investigated by the Durham police.
In addition, Duke University Presi
dent H. Keith Brodie directed Duke's
safety task force Wednesday to con
See BUS, page 7