TODAY: Mostly sunny; high
University Police, students stili forced to deal with widespread
incidents of bicycle thefts
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A preview of the 1992-93 conference basketball season shows a
group of torrid Terrapins at the head of the pack
ANOINTED: To host the women's
soccer final four, North Carolina at
Fetter Field. The first semifinal match,
between Duke and Hartford, will take
place at 1 p.m. Saturday. Six-time
defending champion UNC will host
Santa Clara at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in
the other semifinal.
The national championship will be
played at 1 p.m. Sunday. This is the
fourth time in five years that the Tar
Heels have hosted the event.
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STOWE and Morehead will
sponsor a blood drive from 3
p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Cobb
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Volume 100, Issue 104
Tuesday, November 17, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Zoe Sherman and Tom Quinn, former students of Paul Ferguson, perform "Green Eggs and Spam" at a protest Monday
Ferguson supporters rally,
plan meeting with Hardin
By Gautam Khandclwal
Skits, not shouts, were the tools for
an unusual protest Monday, as student
supporters of UNC Assistant Professor
Paul Ferguson used literary skits to ex
press their support for the award-winning
speech communication instructor.
The protest, which lasted from 1 1:30
a.m. to about 12:30 p.m., incorporated
literary skits including, "The King of
Jazz" and "Green Eggs and Spam," an
adaptation of Dr. Seuss' popular"Green
Eggs and Ham."
Senior Valerie Halman, student co
ordinator of the effort, said the protest
was organized to muster additional sup
port for Ferguson, who is appealing a
By Tara Duncan
State health regulators said they
were increasing inspections of Food
Lion grocery stores as a result of two
recent ABC "Prime Time Live" epi
sodes that claimed the stores practiced
unsanitary procedures in their meat
and deli departments.
"We have stepped up inspections
of grocery stores in general and espe
cially Food Lion, but we don't want to
warn Food Lion," said Johanna Reese,
a spokeswoman with the N.C. Depart
ment of Environment, Health and
Natural Resources. "We don't want to
say, 'Here we're coming, clean up!'"
The department, which has juris
diction over meat markets and delis,
became concerned when former and
current Food Lion employees told of
unsanitary practices on the ABC show.
Some of the employees of the south
eastern grocery chain, whose head
quarters are in Salisbury, said they
had taken old meat off the shelf, re
packaged it with new dates and put it
back on the shelf to sell. They were
ordered to repackage the meat to make
a profit and keep their jobs, some of
the workers said.
A Food Lion spokesman disputed
these claims and said the employees
interviewed in the television program
had been given to ABC by the Gov
ernment Accountability Project.
"We know employees used were or
are disgruntled employees who have
either been fired or demoted," said
Brad Cartner, a Food Lion spokes
man. "Food Lion has over 60,000
employees, and with this many, you
are going to find a few who had an axe
"Go to any company, and you'll
find someone who has been fired and
has a grudge; not to say we don't take
the allegations seriously."
Cartner also blames much of the
recent publicity on troubles with the
United Food and Commercial Work-
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faculty committee's recommendation
against granting him tenure.
"All of us are here to show our pro
test, our unity, and voice our support for
Dr. Ferguson," Halman said. "I and the
other students feel passionately for him."
Ferguson' s supporters have collected
more than 2,000 signatures on a petition
supporting the professor, closing in on
their ultimate of 5,000 signatures.
Martin Strobel, a second-year gradu
ate student and another leader in the
student movement, said he and other
members of his group would meet with
Chancellor Paul Hardin Thursday to
discuss the growing controversy over
the University tenure policy and
Hardin, who was out of town and
Food Lion stores try to
ers Union. "We know the program was
fed to ABC by GAP, which has been
linked to the union," he said.
"The United Food and Commercial
Workers have tried to destroy us be
cause our employees are anti-union,"
he said. "Many of our stores are moving
into union hot spots Atlanta and near
Washington, D.C. and the union has
said it is going to unionize us or shut us
out of business."
Members of the United Food and
Commercial Workers were unavailable
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unavailable for comment Monday, con
tacted Ferguson's supporters and re
quested the meeting, Strobel said.
The group also will meet at 1 1 a.m.
Thursday with Stephen Birdsall, dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences.
At the meeting with Birdsall, the
students will present the petition to the
dean, Strobel said. "(Birdsall is) going
to give us a half-hour to present the
petition and voice our concerns," he
Ferguson, who won a 1992 Under
graduate Teaching Award and the 1989
and 1992 Senior ClassFavorite Teacher
Awards, recently learned he had been
denied tenure because he had not done
See FERGUSON, page 2
to more inspections
operate as usual in the wake of reports of health
for comment on the issue.
N.C. meat departments and delis are
inspected four times a year by county
health departments that report to the
state, Reese said.
"Unfortunately, counties have a lack
of manpower, and most just get in
spected three times a year," Reese said.
"We hope not just two times."
The departments inspected are given
A, B or C grades based on a point
system. If enough points are subtracted
for a score that is below 70, then the
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By Jackie Hershkowitz
Assistant City Editor
In the wake of a series of rape charges
in Chapel Hill, Orange-Chatham Dis
trict Attorney Carl Fox issued a memo
randum Monday on acquaintance rape
that modified the definition of consent.
Fox acknowledged that his prelimi
nary guidelines issued in May might
have been too narrow.
In the guidelines Fox issued in the
spring, a rape victim had to fight with
her assailant and make a clear statement
that she did not want to have sex, or Fox
would not prosecute.
"We shouldn't insist that rape vic
tims fight with their assailants," Fox
said. "There's absolutely no reason to
hold rape victims to a higher standard
than victims of other crimes."
The revised memo states that a vic
tim can communicate her lack of con
sent either by saying no or by "any other
unambiguous word or phrase which
would cause a reasonable person to
believe the victim does not want to
voluntarily participate in vaginal inter
course." Phrases such as, "I don't even know
you," "it's late" and "maybe we
shouldn't be doing this," do not clearly
communicate lack of consent, accord
ing to the memo.
Fox, who was criticized last spring
by local women's groups, said Monday
at a press conference that he had met
with representatives of various women' s
organizations before formulating the
Fox said he decided to circulate re
vised guidelines because the initial
guidelines did not address specific de
tails pertinent to prosecuting rape cases.
The memo, although it is not legally
binding, will be distributed to law en
forcement agencies throughout the
county as reference material.
"This document is not to be used for
screening cases or deciding which cases
are acceptable for prosecution," Fox
said. "It's just for officers' consider
ation." Fox said he planned to circulate cop
ies of his proposal to change existing
rape la ws to the governor, the lieutenant
and safety violations
department's permit is suspended or
If a department receives a suspen
sion, it is closed temporarily and then
checked again, but if a permit is re
voked, the department must start again
as a new store by applying for a per
mit, Reese said.
"Allegations such as those raised
on 'Prime Time would take serious
points off a company's rating," she
See FOOD LION, page 5
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governor and members of the state leg
islature. "None of (the proposed legal
changes) will prevent rape," he said.
"But as long as rape is going to occur,
what's going to be needed is aggressive
prosecution coupled with the necessary
"I don' t believe prosecuting acquain
tance rape is adequately addressed un
Ren & Stimpy director
calls for cartoon revolt
By Gary Rosenzweig
A chihuahua brutally beat a man with
a paddle in Memorial Hall Monday
night, and the students of UNC loved it.
The auditorium was filled to capac
ity, and students were crouched outside
windows to see Bob Camp, the head
writer and director of the cult cartoon
hit "Ren & Stimpy."
Camp told the crowd of about 1,500
that cartoons today were "kind of like
art or music most of it stinks." Camp
said he was going to do something about
He criticized Saturday morning car
toons, accusing them of being nothing
more than cute characters with false
morality used sell toys.
Rabbi discusses dignity,
death at Hillel seminar
By Chris Robertson
Questions of euthanasia and the dig
nity of the terminally ill dominated dis
cussion Monday night at a presentation
by RabbiMaurice Lamm.
In his presentation, Lamm, president
of the National Institute for Jewish
Hospice and author of "The Jewish Way
in Death and Mourning," discussedpre
serving the dignity of patients of termi
Lamm began his presentation, which
was part of N.C. Hillel's Fall Bioethics
Symposium and was held in Gerrard
Hall, by asking the audience a thought
"What is the major problem in health
today?" he asked.
The answer, Lamm said, was ethics
and respect for the dignity of human
rape guidelines at a press conference Monday
der the current law," he added.
Fox's proposals include mandating
life without parole for first-degree rap
ists, raising the age of consent from 13
to 16 and eliminating marital rape ex
emptions that currently exist under the
"The proposed changes are meant to
See FOX, page 2
And Disney, he said, keeps making
the same cartoon over and over again.
"I hope that 'Ren & Stimpy' is some
sort of catalyst for a new form of car
toon," Camp said.
Camp showed four full-length "Ren
& Stimpy" cartoons, which feature a
cat, a chihuahua and lots of slapstick
humor. He twice interrupted the video
in spots where a scene had been changed
because the language was considered
too obscene for younger viewers and
explained what was changed.
Camp, a graduate of the University
of Texas at Arlington's film-making
school, mentioned several of his influ
ences, including Mad Magazine.
He began his career in cartoons by
See CAMP, page 5
"What is dignified?" Lamm asked
the audience of about 55. "What is my
life and its significance?"
Lamm questioned the audience's rea
soning on death itself.
"Should we accept this death or
should we deny it?" Lamm asked. "Once
you receive the diagnosis, are you alive
or are you dead? Are you living until
you are dead, or are you dying until you
Lamm expressed his own opinion of
euthanasia and bioethics by recounting
a parable of sorts.
The story told of a patient in a small
hospital who had contracted every dis
ease. The doctor said the patient was to
be given flounder and pancakes. When
the doctor was asked how the flounder
and pancakes would help the patient
recover, the doctor replied that the food
See LAMM, page 5