The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina on April 16, 1991 · Page 3
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Tuesday, April 16, 1991
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i The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, April 16, 19913 L t ,,,-- L... JJJ.AJ ,, .I,..,IJ.. IILMimill JIM.II U.IIIIIIIH n President Bush to meet with UNC director President Bush will greet a group today at the White House that will include Eric Schopler, director of a UNC program, and an Autism Society of America poster child who was evaluated at the University. Schopler is chairman of the National Autism Society's professional advisory board and directsUNC'sTreatment and Education of Autistic and Related Com-munication Handicapped Children (TEACCH) program. He will speak about the implications of cutbacks in services to the autistic in the United States. TEACCH was the nation's first pro gram to provide services, research and professional training for autism-related problems on a statewide basis. Feld BalletNY troupe to perforin Thursday The Feld BalletsNY will perform Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the Carolina Union Performing Arts Series. Founded by Eliot Feld in 1974, the Feld BalletsNY has toured nationally and internationally. Most of the company's pieces are original dances that are choreographed and directed by Feld. Tickets, $8 for students and $14 for the general public, are available at the Carolina Union Box Office. UNC Modernextension performs this weekend UNC Modernextension, a group of student dancers, will perform in Memo rial Hall Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Four of the six pieces that will be performed are original modern dances choreographed by members of the group. Tickets are $5 and will be available in the Pit this week between 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. O'Connor to speak on college athletics The final lecture in the 1990-9 1 Vil lage Elders series, "College Athletics: Oxymoron or Effective Symbiosis," will be given Saturday by UNC Provost Dennhis O Connor. The 10 a.m. lecture in Hanes Art Center auditorium is free and open to the public. Rheingold to receive award for child care Harriet Rheingold, UNC research professor emeritus of psychology, will receive the Society for Research in Child Development's Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for 1991. The society will present the award to Rheingold at its annual meeting in Se attle on April 20. Rheingold, 83, is one of the nation's best-known child development specialists. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the American Psychological Association's highest award for developmental research. Conference focuses on communications Emerging communications systems will be the focus of an international conference that will be held Wednes day through Friday at the University. Space is still available in "TriComm '91: Communications for Distributed Applications and Systems," sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Elec tronics Engineers Inc. Communications Society, the University and the Micro electronics center of North Carolina. The conference will examine techni cal advances in communications tech nologies that will help shape the field of communications software in the com ing years. For more information or to register call 962-1869. Animals are the topic of Ackland story hours Animals will be the theme of the April 27 story hours at the Ackland Art Museum. Wood carvings and Jane Yolen's story "Owl Moon" will be featured dur ing the 10:30 a.m. and 1 1:30 a.m. story hours. The Ackland' s Saturday story hours are for kindergarten through fifth- grade students. Reservations are required. For more information call the museum at 966-5736. Fowler made president of gynecologic group Wesley Fowler, professor of gyne cologic oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, recently was elected presi dent of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Fowler, associate chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecol ogy, was elected to an one-year term. jriogfest By Billy Stockard Staff Writer Even though Springfest was rained out Saturday, the first all-campus Caro lina 500 Bedrace will stay afloat. Jeff Elder, co-chairman of the senior class' philanthropy committee, said Monday that the benefit Bedrace had been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20. Scott Peeler, Residence Hall Asso ciation co-president, said Springfest would not be rescheduled. Elder said the race would start at the intersection of Raleigh Street and Cameron Avenue and end at Fetzer Gym on South Road. The Bedrace will pass by Connor Beach, where Springfest was to be held. While Springfest involved extensive ?' I? I I '4$ i' A ; ki f J if r ftNk Zj f j 7f (hi h . fA w r J rril4 x - vi?'?-' rv fm if S i-: :r..i:.:.:.,.- 2, "Trill i ' ' ' IjiirT nM & mm I H'n H fl& T1iTI1 fl Rock 'n' roll for Ronald Ngoc Nguyen, a freshman from Greensboro, peruses the record selection Monday at the Asian Student Association's music sale Murder-suicide prompts By Nancy Johnson Staff Writer University Square has added addi tional security to prevent further prob lems in the area in response to a murder-suicide that occurred on the property last week, said John Perry, general manager. Chains will be stretched across the far entrances of University Square at sunset on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and an additional security guard will come on duty at 9 p.m., raising the number of overnight guards from two to three, Perry said. The chains will be removed about 6 or 7 a.m. Last Monday night, Derrick Cherome Noell, 20, and Veronica Lashonne Foushee, 20, both of Chapel Hill, died after Noell shot Foushee in the head and then committed suicide. Student government hopes publishing 'Indispensible' By Matthew Mielke Staff Writer Student government leaders said they were uncertain when next semester's edition of the "Indispensible Guide to Classes" would be published because of a lack of funding for production. Meridith Rentz, student body vice president, said that she hoped the next edition would include more departments and that more of thet guides would be distributed to next year's freshmen. Rentz said student government was considering the possibility of selling the guides to freshmen during summer orientation programs. "We are investigating the feasibility of selling them next summer," she said. Student Body President Matt Heyd said he hoped to expand last semester's Greekfast raises money for community shelter By Jo Ann Rodak Staff Writer Some fraternity and sorority members gave up meals at their houses April 3 for the annual Greekfast, a one-day project held to benefit the InterFaith Council community shelter and kitchen. Richie Harrill, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and coordinator of Greekfast, said the purpose of the event was to have fraternities and sororities that have houses donate to the community kitchen. The money for donations comes from house funds that usually would have paid for one day's meals. This was the third year Greekfast was held, Harrill said. Last year's event raised about $1,500, he said. "That $1,500 was a big boost for them," Harrill said. "They get a lot of washed out but Bedrace resdkediiiled equipment and planning, the Bedrace was easily rescheduled, Elder said. "We're lucky we have an event we can fold up." Interested students can still sign up in the Pit from Tuesday until Friday between 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m., Elder said. "Ten dollars buys a T-shirt and includes a registration fee," Elder said. "We're looking at this as an investment." Money raised will go to the Inter-Faith Council's homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Chapel Hill. The amount raised will depend on how many participate, Elder said. Twenty teams had signed up by Monday, he said. Each team consists of three pushers and one rider, Elder said. Teams will race against each other using hospital gurneys loaned by UNC Hospitals, he in room 205 of the posters and albums The incident occurred in the University Square parking lot in front of Central Carolina Bank. The changes were implemented last weekend and are permanent, Perry said. "One extra man makes a lot of difference," he said. "It won't be a cure-all, solve-all, but it will help." In the past, youths often came to the area to circle the parking lot with their cars and socialize with their friends. The youths were most often high school students, and college students were not University Square's main concern, Perry said. "High school kids usually cause the most trouble and sometimes the crowd getting out of Cat's Cradle," Perry said. "Cruising has always been a problem for University Square." Perry said he had also contacted the Chapel Hill Police Department and inaugural edition. Heyd would like to integrate information like that found in the Carolina Course Review, such as teacher performance and fairness in grading, with the articles in the guide, he said. Rentz said, "We'd like to have numerical statistics ... as a way to compare teachers." Rentz said student government members wanted to continue making, the guide. "It is going to be a summer project; it takes time." The guide was created by former Student Body President Bill Hildebolt and produced under the direction of members of student government. The guide was published last October for students to use for the Spring 1 99 1 pre-registration period. It contains descriptions of 25 of the largest Univer donations at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it sloughs off in the summer." The money from this year's fast is beginning to come in, but he does not know how much the total donation will be, he said. The Inter-Fraternity Council voted in March to participate in the project, but did not make it mandatory for all fraternities. Some fraternities already had allocated funds for other service projects. Greekfast was incorporated into Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week for the first time this year, Harrill said. It began three years ago as an offshoot of the new Campus Y Student Homeless Outreach Coalition and the Hunger Elimination Project, he said. The next step is for Greekfast to integrate fraternities and sororities without houses into the project, especially said. First prize will be a trophy from Carolina Pride and a Vermonster from Ben & Jerry's. Second prize is a pair of gift certificates at local restaurants, while third prize is free ice cream from the Yogurt Pump and Swensen's and Durham Bulls tickets, Elder said. Elder said anyone was welcome to attend, even if they weren't racing. "We want something to bring students and faculty together," Elder said. "It's a chance to be on a level playing field with your professors." Peeler said Springfest was canceled around 2 p.m. Saturday when the students at Henderson Residence College, including Winston, Connor and Alexander residence halls, decided conditions were too wet to continue the event. DTHDebbie Stengel Student Union. The sale of tapes, CDs, will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. University Square to bolster security asked that the area be patrolled more often. The police will support the increased security at University Square, said Jane Cousins, Chapel Hill police planner. "Anything that they do so that they feel more comfortable and that they are providing a safer environment for their patrons, we're supportive of that," she said. The additional security is a good idea, said Don Ellis, a security -guard at University Square. "Chaining the area off stops the cruising, and that's what we're after," Ellis said. "(University Square) tried it this weekend and had good luck with it." Ellis said he hoped the additional security would reduce cruising. "If we can get them off of here, I don't know where they'll go," Ellis said. "Maybe they won't stay out so to continue class guide sity departments and evaluations of classes by students who took them. "Through this book, students should be able to find out which skills are needed for which classes," Hildebolt said. Brandon Poe, who produced last semester's version, said people who had asked to work with student government were contacted over the summer and wrote the descriptions for the guide. Rentz said a lack of money available from student government forced the guide's creators to charge students for last year's guides, which sold for $2 each. Student government will continue to sell last semester's books so that new editions can be produced next semester, she said. "We do need to be able to cover our own costs," she said. the Black Greek Council, Harrill said. Tim Taylor, Inter-Fraternity Council president, said Greekfast was a way "to serve a great purpose in the community." Robby Cox, Pi Kappa Alpha president, said his fraternity participated in the project because it was for a good cause. "It's something positive the Greeks can do for the community," he said. The fraternity donated about $4 per meal for each of its 80 members, Cox said. Ginger Pierce, president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, said Greekfast was a popular event among Greeks. "It's an excellent fund-raiser." Harrill said the donations ranged from $25 to $300 last year. "Either way, it's See MEAL, page 4 HRC paid between $10,000 and $12,000 in expenses, including bands and security, Peeler said. Debbie Cassidy, former HRC governor, said HRC broke even. The money raised in Springfest was to go to the Ronald McDonald House, she said. The money to pay the expenses came from various fund-raisers, such as Springfest T-shirts, Cassidy said. "We've worked our butts off all year," Cassidy said. "I just feel so bad for everyone who worked so hard." HRC had to borrow $3,000 from RHA to pay a debt for last year's Springfest, which was poorly attended, Cassidy said. Last year was also the first dry Springfest. Peeler said Springfest was a large event for one residence area to support. RHA is open to suggestions on how to Hardin t for voluntary bicycle registration to trustees By Cathy Oberle Staff Writer Administrators approved a proposal for voluntary bicycle registration that will be presented to the UNC Board of Trustees later this month, Chancellor Paul Hardin said Monday. If the BOT approves the policy, it will become effective immediately. This proposal replaces a previous plan to require all students, faculty and staff who park their bicycles on campus to register them with the Department of Transportation and Parking Services before Aug. 15. John DeVitto, transportation and parking services director, said a mandatory registration policy was not implemented because it would have been too difficult to enforce. "(Bicycle registration) will be voluntary," he said. "It will be encouraged, but it will not be mandatory." Hardin said the proposal was presented to the Administrative Council Monday by DeVitto and Gene S wecker, late." ... ; Perry said he contacted the shops at University Square before increasing security and that the owners were in favor of the plan. Time-Out Restaurant is the only shop in University Square open 24 hours and patrons will still be able to park in the area between Central Carolina Bank and Cafe Giorgios. The chains will only prevent cars from riding in a circle around the parking lot, Perry said. Two entrances leading to the parking area at University Square will remain open at all times, he said. "It doesn't block the entrances," Perry said. "It allows us to control the cruis- i ers. Kemal Sherwani, manager of Time-Out, said he did not mind the extra 18 SEAC members travel to Washington to lobby against National Energy Strategy By Natarsha Witherspoon StaffWriter , Eighteen members of theUNCStu-; dent Environmental Action Coalition lobbied on Capitol Hill on Friday against President Bush's energy strategy. : Lisa Abbott, co-chairwoman of SEAC, said the National Day of Action involved students from across the country. "I think it was the first time many UNC students lobbied on the Capitol and said what they believed in and were listened to," she said. Erica Kurz, SEAC's campaign coordinator, said about 1 50 students attended the rally, which was part of SEAC's "Energy and Independence" campaign. ' Part of Bush's National Energy Strategy calls for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and coastal areas of North Carolina for oil drilling. Abbott said the strategy also includes deregulating the nuclear indus-: try, which would take away the power of citizens to prevent the operation of nuclear waste dumps and sites. . SEAC members want Congress to make energy conservation and finding renewable energy sources their priority, she said. "The strategy never mentions fuel efficiency," she said. "It is lip service. ; There is no specific funding for the conservation of energy. Randy Viscio, SEAC's national outreach coordinator, said the group's wanted Congress to pass the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency Bill, which would raise, the average fuel mileage of new cars from 26 miles per ' keep Springfest an HRC event while still allowing other residence colleges to help fund it, Peeler said. "We just want to see if the RHA can ease some of the burden," Peeler said. A rain date is impossible, Peeler said, because the bands have to be booked for a particular day. If it rains, the band still has to be paid, even if the event, is rescheduled. Cassidy said, "You pay them to reserve the day so they don't go some where else." ; Peeler said the more likely option is ' a rain site like Carmichael Residence Hall, where future Springfests can be ' ' moved in the event of rain. "' "Springfest has been going on for 20 years," Peeler said. "We want to make r ; sure it stays." ( , o present plan associate vice chancellor for facilities' management. "(The Council) readily agreed to a voluntary policy," Hardin said. r, DeVitto said mandatory registration i could be imposed two or three years from now, but it may not be necessary if voluntary registration is successful. But the transportation and parking services department has been register- ' ing bicycles since April 1 and will continue throughout the year, he said. People registering should provide their bicycle's serial number, model and manufacturer's name. It is important for bicycles to be registered so that stolen ones can be returned to their owners, DeVitto said. - "We can (also) return bikes that are impounded," DeVitto said. : t All students will be encouraged to register their bicycles next year, he said. , Information now is made available to freshmen at orientation, and resident assistants help promote registration ., during the year, DeVitto said. security and that he did not think the ' chains and extra security would affect the restaurant's business. , . "Our customers can come in either of;, the entrances that aren't blocked,"; Sherwani said. $ Time-Out's customers usually walk;ij to the restaurant, he added. s Although the goal of the extra secu- rity is to make University Square a safer place, the area was safe before and the murder-suicide should not be consid- ered characteristic of the area, Perry said. S "I think University Square has al- ways been safe," he said. "That incident that happened the other night could have happened anywhere. A lot of times y it's too bad things have to happen to open people 's eyes. It' s certainly opened ours. .gallon to 40-45 miles per gallon. Abbott said, "We asked our representatives to c6-spbnsor a bill in the House and Senate, Our country needs to reduce our dependency on oil. "It was exciting to see students from , all over the country," she said. A training session gave the students tips on lobbying, she said. - - The students from UNC met with environmental aides of Sen. Terry .Sanford, Rep. David Price and Rep. Charlie Rose, all of North Carolina, Abbott; said. Other students from UNC-Greensboro spoke wittrN.C. Sen. Jesse Helms aides, she said, "The representatives ware receptive and knowledgeable about the issues," she said. - "I think the strategy Bush has proposed, the National Energy Strategy, will be passed piece by piece," she said. "If it was to be adopted we could have one of the biggest disasters we could ever imagine in this country. It would destroy our land and leave us more dependent on fossil fuels and nuclear power." Viscio said the lobbying efforts included letters, phone calls and petitions. The rally was really a small part of the campaign, he said. Kurz said SEAC was considering : holding a national conference that ' would concentrate on the energy campaign. "Students at UNC have done a great job locally, writing 30 letters,M she said. -SEAC has more than 200 chapters at colleges nationwide; with its national office located in Chapel Hill on Franklfn Street."-' ; - t 2 k i!

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