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ACC Men's Basketball Scoring Leaders
Player, Team Average
Travis Best, Ca. Tech 24.5
Bob Sura, Fla. State 23.2
Grant Hill, Duke 21.5
Thomas Hill, Duke 21.5
Donald Williams, UNC 21.0
lames Forrest, Ca. Tech 20.5
Rodney Rogers, Wake 20.0
Evers Bums, Maryland 1 9.5
Junior Burrough, Virginia 1 9.0
Bobby Hurley, Duke 18.5
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Volume 100, Issue 116
Tuesday, December 8, 1992
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By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
Student Congress members and UNC
administrators are striving to change
the once-powerful and prestigious
congress's reputation after several years
of political chicanery and
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Donald Boulton recently told the con
gress, which handles about $40 of every
undergraduate's sttdent fees, that the
UNC Board of Governors would be
studying congress's spending habits as
part of a systemwide study of student
"I think we're doing a good job,
personally," Boulton told congress
members at their Nov. 1 1 meeting. "As
(the Board of Governors) examines these
things across the 16 campuses, we will
be much more under the microscope
than in the past.
"It appears that there's been a great
deal of politization (of congress)."
Boulton said the way Student Con
gress members handled and delegated
student fees and other business was
under scrutiny from the Board of Trust
ees, the BOG, UNC alumni and state
"I think (congress members) ought
to be alert to the fact that there's going
to be a wider audience in our distribu
tion of fees," Boulton said.
Student Congress's reputation as a
powerful force on campus and in the
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Room service: Age requirements,
prices issues in Peach Bowl plans
By Brad Short
Finding a place to stay for the Peach
Bowl might be a difficult task for
many UNC students because of age
restrictions and high prices.
Prices for the various hotels and
motels in Atlanta range from $34 to
MonkTomlinson, assistant athletic
director for football, said the team
would be staying in the Marriott Mar
quis in downtown Atlanta. "We will
leave on December 27 and begin prac
ticing on the 28th," he said.
Tomlinson said the Marriott Mar
quis was designated the host hotel of
the Peach Bowl's ACC representa
tive. "We will practice every day and
return on the morning of January 3,"
Students younger than 21 also might
run into some problems getting a room
because of age restrictions. Although
there is no specific state law regarding
what age room renters must be, most
hotels in Georgia require occupants to
be 21 or older. "There is no law in
Georgia on age restrictions, but it's up
to the individual hotel on the age,"
said Phil Mays, an Atlanta attorney.
Mays said the Downtown Atlanta
Hilton required only a valid driver's
license and the money.
"If a nice downtown hotel like the
I know only
UNC officials fear for
state has been damaged by political
scandals and personal agendas in recent
Two years ago, former Student Con
gress Speaker Tim Moore attempted to
defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian
Association, now called Bisexuals, Gay
Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity,
because of what he described as their
participation in illegal sexual activity.
Moore tried to have the motion passed
by a Summer Student Congress, but his
effort was thwarted.
Last spring, the Moore-led 72nd con
gress placed two riders on the budgets
of the CGLA and Graduate Students
United, censoring their publications and
forbidding them from commenting on
political issues, candidates or move
ments. The present congress, the 73rd,
voted to remove the restrictive riders
Also this semester, five members of
Student Congress Reps. Philip
Charles-Pierre, George Battle, Charlton
Allen, Chris Tuck and Kevin Hunter
attempted to impeach Speaker Jennifer
Lloyd for what they termed "misfea
sance, malfeasance and nonfeasance."
Lloyd's accusers walked out of the
trial, contending that Speaker Pro
Tempore Michael Kolb had not done
his best to schedule the trial at a time
convenient to all members. The trial
of more than 10,000 UNC tickets sold for the
Hilton only requires a valid driver's
license, it may help if you tell other
hotels that," he said.
The Downtown Hilton, which
charges between $ 1 80 and $2 1 0 a night,
is completely booked for the Peach Bowl
weekend. The Marriott Marquis is also
full for the weekend and charges $155
For the more economical student, the
Econo Lodge in Decatur, Ga., a suburb
of Atlanta, might be the place to stay.
Rates are $36 a night plus tax, and the
motel requires occupants to be 1 8 years
old with a valid photo ID.
Motel 6 in Marietta also is relatively
affordable. Rates for two people are
$33.59 including tax, and the price for
four people is $47.15 including tax.
Occupants are required to be 1 8 years of
Other motels known for their afford
able rates said they required that occu
pants be 21 years old. The Red Roof Inn
at Druid Hills, near Emory University,
charges $43 to $46 per night.
Mays said most places required oc
cupants to be at least 18 years of age.
"Georgia law states that you have to be
18 to contract, meaning that a person
under 18 could not be held liable for
money not paid," he said.
Most local travel agencies said they
were not offering packages for the game
but added that they had received a lot of
two tunes: one of
Bill would hold
By Marty Minchin
Assistant University Editor
A bill that will be presented before
Student Congress at its next meeting
could make congress members more
accountable for their votes on contro
Rep. Wendy Sarrat, Dist. 13, wrote
the bill, which calls for an amendment
to the Student Government Code re
quiring that all con gress votes be taken
by roll call.
In a roll-call vote, each member's
name is called out, and his or her vote
is recorded. Under the present Student
was set for the same night as President
Bush's visit to the State Fair.
Congress members eventually
dropped the charges before a verdict
could be reached.
Despite these political and personal
spats, Student Congress still holds more
power than many other college assem
blies, especially funding powers, which
at other schools are reserved for admin
istrators. "We are acting as the chancellor,"
Lloyd said. "We should think as he
would think. We should put aside our
Boulton said he did not think con
gress members realized how much
power they had been given. "I also
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Jan. 2 Peach Bowl
"Most people will be driving to the
game, so it's hard to sell transporta
tion," saidMarkFisher.ownerof Small
World Travel Agency on Franklin
Local travel agencies won't make
much money off the Peach Bowl,
Travel Partners, another local travel
agency, is offering a package to the
Peach Bowl. The package includes a
one-night stay at the Days Inn Suite at
Lennox Square, round-trip motorcoach
with refreshments on board, transpor
tation to and from the game and a tour
escort. The cost of the trip is $95.
The owner of Travel Partners was
unavailable for comment, but a repre
sentative said that there had been a lot
of interest in the package and that a
few had been sold.
Tracy Kirincich, Carolina Athletic
Association president, said that al
though she didn't have exact figures
available, she thought more than
10,000 tickets had been sold. "There
are lots of tickets left, so if you want to
go to the Peach Bowl, you can," she
David Rosinski, associate director
of media relations at Mississippi State,
said they had sold 17,623 tickets for
The Peach Bowl will be played at 8
p.m. Jan. 2 in the new temperature
controlled Georgia Dome.
them is "Yankee Doodle," and the other isn't. Ulysses S. Grant
Government Code, congress members
also can vote by a voice consensus or by
raising their hands:. Members have the
right to ask for a roll-call vote in any
"I just mink there's a way for stu
dents to know how their representatives
are voting," Sarrat said. "It'll just really
increase the communication beiween
students and their representatives."
Sarrat said one reason she wrote the
bill was that the student body didn't
trust Student Congress members to do
what was best for their constituents.
"I think (congress's credibility) is
pretty low," she said. "If people don't
don't believe that we have taken that
responsibility as seriously as we need
to," he said. "We're not playing games
we're playing for real."
The Board of Governors currently is
re-evaluating how each UNC-system
campus handles fee increases and dis
tribution. At the end of the study, BOG
members will discuss implementing a
comprehensive policy for all 16 schools.
Lloyd said she was worried about
what the BOG would do to the UNC
tradition of students being able to con
trol their fees. "The future of student
fee allocation and student fees being
used as revenue sources is in complete
doubt right now," Lloyd said.
But Lloyd also said she did not think
Town to reduce penalty for
DWI-convicted taxi drivers
The Chapel Hill To wn Council voted
unanimously Monday night to amend a
section of the town code that requires a
taxi driver's permit to be revoked for
three years after a DWI conviction.
The council decided that the three
year permit suspension was too harsh
and asked Town Attorney Ralph
Karpinos to prepare an amended ordi
nance that would shorten the term of
permit suspension with the addition of
proof of rehabilitation for reinstatement
of the permit.
Lacy Eugene Reaves, a driver for
Airport and Intown Taxi, appeared be
fore the council Monday night to appeal
the revocation of his permit.
Reaves was convicted of driving
while impaired Aug. 26. Town Man
ager Cal Horton subsequently revoked
Reaves' taxi driver's permit in accor
dance with the town code.
Attorney James Stanford, who repre
sented Reaves at the hearing before the
council, said he had no problems with
the procedure Horton had followed. "We
think Mr. Horton acted fairly," Stanford
said. "We just don't think the town code
Hunt will transfer leadership
of N.C. Drug Council to Easley
By Bruce Robinson
In an attempt to eliminate politics
from the state's top drug-fighting orga
nization, N.C. Governor-elect Jim Hunt
will transfer control of the N.C. Drug
Cabinet to the state attorney general's
The Drug Cabinet, chaired by the
N.C. lieutenant governor, was designed
to develop a comprehensive and effec
tive strategy for combating drugs in
North Carolina, concentrating on the
areas of prevention, treatment, enforce
ment and punishment.
Rachel Perry, transition spokes
woman for Hunt, said the move was
prompted by Hunt's belief that the cur
rent chairman, N.C. Lt. Gov. Jim
Gardner, had used the Cabinet to boost
his election chances.
"There had been criticism that (the
Drug Cabinet) had not been much more
than a campaign tool for Lieutenant
Governor Jim Gardner," she said. "The
Drug Cabinet did not do much."
N.C. Gov. Jim Martin announced the
creation of the N.C. Drug Cabinet in his
January 1989 inaugural address. The
Drug Cabinet consists of eight state
Cabinet rank officials appointed by the
governor, the attorney general and the
trust congress, that's just not the way it
"I think people just don't have much
faith in congress."
Rep. George Battle, Dist. 17, said he
thought the bill was a good idea.
"I think it's very necessary lor con
gress members to be accountable to
theirconstituents," he said. "You're not
in this for yourself. You're in there to
: represent a constituency. -:
i Battle said his only concern with the
bill was that a roll-call vote for every
vote wouldrequire a lot of time. "I don't
know how feasible it is," he said.
Rep. Andrew Cohen, Dist 6, said he
the BOG would consider Student
Congress's past performances at their
budget hearings in the evaluation.
"I don't think the BOG would have
any knowledge of what our student gov
ernment has done in the past," she said.
"They just don't have the information
based on Student Congress's voting
Mark Bibbs, a UNC law student and
the BOG's only student member, said
he would work to ensure that the UNC
CH student government kept its power
to distribute student fees.
"I would oppose any effort to take
away the role of student government on
this campus," he said. "That' s my major
concern in this process that students
as it stands is fair.
"Mr. Reaves need a permit for his
livelihood," Stanford added. "He needs
to drive to earn a living."
Stanford said that Reaves voluntar
ily completed a substance-abuse outpa
tient program at Chemical Abuse Re
covery Enterprises and attended Alco
holics Anonymous meetings.
Stanford said that the district court
that tried Reaves' case allowed him a
limited driving privilege for working
purposes and that Reaves could reapply
for his license one year after his con vic
tion. But Stanford pointed out that under
the town code, if a taxi driver who
worked in Chapel Hill was convicted of
DWI, his permit was revoked regard
less of the state regulations. The town
will not allow reapplication for three
years after the conviction.
Stanford asked the council to con
sider issuing Reaves a permit similar to
the one issued by the state and to change
the ordinance to allow for reapplication
for a permit after one year rather than
Council member Barbara Powell that
she had difficulty understanding the
effectiveness of the three-year "term"
Perry said that
moving the Drug
Cabinet under the
the agency and
make it more ef
fective. "The Drug
Cabinet under At
torney General Mike Easley would be
more focused on fighting drugs, less
focused on winning a campaign," she
Hunt has not made any decisions
regarding other changes, such as alter
ing the role of the lieutenant governor,
Perry said. The state attorney general
will have a large role in shaping the
state Drug Cabinet to make it more
efficient and cost-effective, she said.
Janet Pueschel, director of the N.C.
Drug Cabinet, said the program had
been a success. "It's been very, very
effective," she said. "The Drug Cabinet
itself has involved itself in almost any
Pueschel said the program had cre
ated 29 piecesof legislation forcombat
inj drugs in North Carolina under the
for voting records
thought the roll-call vote would take :
up too much time and was not neces
sary. Members usually call for a roll
call vote on controversial bills any- :
way, Battle said.
Rep. Philip Charles-Pierre, Dist.
17, said he was in favor of the bill
because it would provide a link be
tween Student Congress members and
their constituency. "It doesn't bother
i me because I'm not ashamed of what
I vole for," he said.
Sarrat said she also wanted the re--,
suits of the roll-call votes made avail-'
able by having them accessible in Suite
C or on reserve in the library. '-
have a very strong voice ... in setting,
allocating and distributing student fees."
Lloyd said the BOG could decide to
give administrators the responsibility
congress now has to distribute student
fees. "The alternative is worse than what
we have yet imagined administrative
interference and red tape for every ac
tion we wish to take," she said.
Congress members tend to forget they
are elected by the students and must be
accountable to their constituents, Lloyd
"I think that congress members can
become absorbed in their own feeling
of self-righteousness and think that con
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in combating DWI.
"What's so magical about three
years?" Powell asked. "It seems like
someone could drink long and hard for
three years and then reapply for a per
mit." Powell said that a shorter permit re
vocation, combined with a treatment
program, would be more effective.
Council member Alan Rimer said
the standards for DWI set under the
state law were harsh enough. "I think
we should adjust the town ordinance to
conform with state standards," he said.
But council member Joe Capowski
said he did not view Reaves as an inno
cent victim. "Drunk drivers kill people,"
Capowski said. "Mr. Reaves knew he
could have his permit revoked for DWI.
"Council members are sworn to up
hold the safety of the citizens of Chapel
Hill," Capowski added.
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun agreed
with Capowski. "The town has a duty
that goes beyond that of the court,"
But Broun added that something
should be done to resolve Reaves' situ
ation. "If we're going to give some kind
of relief to Mr. Reaves, we're going to
have to amend the ordinance."
omnibus drug bill.
that without the
Cabinet, none of
the programs such
as the Drug Free
School Zone, drug
would have been
Martin's director of communications,
said the Drug Cabinet had been a great
achievement for the Martin administra
tion. "They have instituted a number of
programs that have been highly suc
cessful," she said.
Pekarek cited Operation: Marijuana
Watch and the Drug Free School Zone
as two very successful products of the
Drug Cabinet. Operation: Marijuana
Watch is designed to eradicate mari
juana by using helicopters to spot the
drug. The operation has almost 300
participants on 2 million acres of pri
vately owned land in North Carolina.
The Drug Free School Zone program
prohibits drug dealing within 200 yards
of a school and increases the sentence
See CABINET, page 2