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(Continued From Front) ) " ; tv. he insists that another warning would be fairer i
there's just one student on the Search Committee is than publishing the drop list just before exam time. ;
because Central's committee is consistent with the However, he does not suggest a type of warning ,
design of similar Chancellor Search Committees "that would be any more effective than the drop list. .
formed at other state schools. According to Massey, an administration-student '
. To support that 'position. Whiting pointed to a committee is currently studying this problem and
report which shows four such committees that have will make a recommendation as to when the list
functioned at North Carolina universities since
1974. In each case, the committee has one student,
and .the other membership is reasonably consistent
with the makeup of NCCU's current committee. In
some instances, such as is : the case with North
Carolina State University in Raleigh, the school's
student population is larger than Central's, and in
some instances, such as Winston-Salem, it is f
smaller. . . -:i ,
Another issue cited by the students, as a problem,
is the "drop list", a report of students who owe thei
university money and who will not be allowed to!
take final exams until the bills are paid.
According to Massey, that list was published so
late last year that it caught some students by sur
prise, it embarrassed some, and unfairly accused
other students because the business office, had
mistakenly charged them with bills they had paid.
Massey could not say what percentage of the list
involved mistakes made by the university, but
Whiting says the drop-list involves a larger issue.
The issue is money.
Central's annual operating budget, according to
Whiting, is about $31 million, of which approx
imately 45 per cent comes from the state. Tuition
provides another 1 1 or 12 per cent, and the universi
ty must raise the remainder of the budget.
"But the state budget office says you cannot get
all the state money unless you've collected all your
accounts receivables," Whiting explained. "They
reduce your allocation by the same percentage of
your collectible deficit."
In order words, if 15 per cent of the students
haven't paid their school bills, the state deducts 15
pet cent from the school's quarterly allocation. The
impact is far reaching: the state's 15 per cent is
more in actual dollars than the students' 15 per cent
because the state's share of the university's budget
"We grant student postponements on their bills
largely because most of them are getting govern
ment aid, and often those checks are late," Whiting
said. "But we ask them to pay the bills as soon as
the money comes in. If they haven't paid the bills by
the time we have to apply for our quarterly alloca
tion from the state, we must try to get the money
quickly in order not to have an operating deficit for
the cbming quarter."
Whiting noted that around Christmas the univer
sity was in a position of not being able to issue staff
a faculty checks because of the combined impact of
students' unpaid bills and the resulting deficit in
"We understand that unpaid bills hurt the
university," Massey said, "but all we are asking is
Jiat the university give the students an early warn
ing so they will have time to get the money before
time to take final exams."
While Massey admits that the postponement
itself is a "warning" that students owe the universi-
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passed the House, I had
to personally lobby 45 of
"the 50 Senators , to ex
plain the bill's purpose.
It barely passed the
But then, even though
the ' law ' had beenv
clarified, it met consis
tent resistance on the
Durham City Council
when it tame time to
nominate Mrs. Steele for
Councilmen Paul Vick
and Kim Griffin voted
against the nomination,
saying that they , still
believed that ,a voting
resident on the board of
commissioners' has a
conflict of interest:
The new law concedes
that there is a possibility
of ' conflict, but notes
that in those instances,
the resident board
member shall exempt
hi in herself from the
discussion and the vote.
"The law says that a
should not vote on those
matters that affect their
individual tenancy," n
Spaulding explained. j
"In many instances, the'
Housing Authority's at
torney will have to.
decide if an issue affects
a board member's in
' While the law satisfies
the legal problem, Mrs.
Steele does define her :
tenancy on a community
"I believe that I am'
here where I live to help .
as. many people at .1
can,,",,. she said, "and
that's the same way I feel
about that seat on the'
Moving about her
neatly cluttered kitchen
in her small apartment,
Mrs. Steele is the picture '
of involvement. First she 1
rushes in from visiting a
family whose relative
had died the night
before. While she talks,
a neighbor knocks to
return a borrowed ink
The phone rings
almost constantly. One,
call is from a colleague
asking about a meeting
the two of them are to at
tend. Mrs. Steele ad-!
monishes the caller toj
phone everyone and let i
them know Uiat they'
would have to get out of
this meeting on time
because, as she said, ". .
. .people have to learn to
move while the wind is
The wind blows in a
lot of directions for this
tall, hefty woman, whose
right leg was amputated
when ' she was eleven
In addition to the
authority's board, Mrs.
Steele is an alternate
SnuUlU DC ICiCasCU. ' : - I
Another issue was a recent ruling that women
students at Central would have to bring a notarized ;
statement to the school in order to validate absences
that were clearly unrelated to medical needs or -business.
i Students object to this policy, mostly because it
applies to only female students, and because, accor
ding to Massey, it is a policy that circumvented
established channels of student input.
The policy is currently being restudied. Another
policy to which students objected that is currently:
being restudied is the compulsory class attendance'
rule. . -. -v-i..
This rule grew out of the fact that several federal ;,
agencies require the school to monitor student pro-!''
gress as part of qualifying for federal student aid,
according to Whiting, and compulsory class atten
dance was one way to monitor student progress.
And so it continues on, issue after issue. There
always seems to be more documentation on the ad
ministration side than on the student side.
"I blame students for sometimes not going after
more information before they give their opinions,"
Massey said, "but then I also blame the administration-
for not bringing some of that information to
the students without our having to go get it."
Whiting responds: "Sometimes these things
become a matter of conflicting priorities. A good
example is the Monday morning meetings I used to ;
try to have with the SGA President. The idea was
for us to sit down and discuss problems and issues,
. and see what could be done to resolve them. Our ex
perience, however, was that all of them would at
tend those meetings fairly well in the beginning, and
then taper off as the school year went on as other '
things assumed a higher priority in their
Massey says he intends to take the Chancellor up
on his challenge .to reinstate those weekly meetings
as an effort to bridge the communications gap,, and
hopefully begin addressing some of the deeper
issues that threaten to split the institution. '
"If there is anything I want to see accomplished
before I leave school," said Massey, a senior public
administration major, "is the realization both by
students, faculty and , administration that we all
need each other. Without the faculty and ad
ministration, there would be a lot of uneducated
students in Durham, and without the students there
wouid be a lot of unemployed faculty members and
Dr. Whiting agrees that the major crux of the
problem is often a major communications gap.
"We have to close that gap," he said, ''but by the
same token students have to understand! that there
are some things in which they simply cannot be in- -volved,
either because the law, or university system
rules don't allow it, or because I can't delegate that
O p e r a t i o n
Breakthrough, a com
munity faction agency.
She also works with, the
N AAGFy. the Communv
hard to find people like
that who will go out of
the ; "way -V to help
someone,'! she said.
Mrs. Steele takeher
involvement -. fnor e
ty Planning Club, and is philosophically: "1 fc-ve
an active member of her ; people, and I feel sirry
church, St. John's Bap-' for those people who'will
not Tight for what s
right. I feel that-we all
have to fight for those
things we believe in."
Thus it must be obf
vious that Mrs. Steele
believes in the housing
authority, because ishe.
has fought for seven;
years, with a lot of help,
to do more than sit in a
.seat. She wanted a voice.
According to one co
worker, Ms. Alice
Anderson, chairman of
the. Tenant's Steering
Committee, who has
worked with Mrs. Steel
for the past five years,
"She is a good,
who will go out of her
' way to help you." "It's
mortgaged their home.
The loan ran lor .16 in
stallments. Williams had
earlier slated thai he
knew of no such com
pany when asked during
..' The prosecution is ex
pected to produce a
Wayne Gano whose
name is said to appear as
a witness on the
Williamscs contract, ft is
also expected that this in
formation will be used to
prove .thai I he
their "rare" carpel in
1971 as originally claim
ed and "a more expen
sive carpel" that
Williams I est i lied lo will
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be used to support thai
the carpet is indeed rare
as i he prosecution con
tends. The I rial, is now in its
second month and the
Williams defense team is
attempting to call a list
of character witnesses
who will attempt to
refute some of the
previous lest imony given
for the prosecution and
-thereby raise ,a
'reasonable doubt" in
the minds of the jurors
that Wayne Williams
could in fact be guilty ot
itic biarrc murders ihal
terrified I he poorer com
munities of Atlanta for
nearly l wo vears.
, ,; j. L fc-iA- iTTFm 'h v, .
SKI.MA, AI.A. Rev. Joseph l.owcry, president of the Southern Christian leadership Conferencehis
wife, F.vclyn, and John l ewis (l-r) led several thousand civil rights marchers across the Fdmund Pettus
Bridge here February 14 lo continue their 160-mile trek from Carrolllon to Montgomery in protest of the im
prisonment of two black women on vole fraud charges and lo dramatize support of the Voting Rights Act.
John I .e wis-was one of the original Selma lo Montgomery marchers who was severely beaten on the bridge in
ivw. .s ;.
Durham Academy of Medicine, Dentistry,
and Pharmacy Meets
In its first meeting of
the year, held at the
Downtowner Motor Inn
on February 17, William
H. McLaughlin III con
vened the members of
the Durham Academy of
Medicine, Dentistry and
Pharmacy as it's newly
The Durham Academy
has served as a forum for
the interaction of
minority professionals in
medicine, dentistry and
pharmacy. Through its
continuing education is
through lectures directed
at each of the disciplines
support for student in
volvement in the health
careers is fostered, and
changes within the, pro
fessions as . they affect
the community are
Miss Portia Scott,
daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph H. Scott of
Durham, has been nam
ed to th 1981-82 edition
of Who's Who Among
Students in American
Junior Colleges. She is a
student at Ferrum Col
lege in Ferrum, Va.
for the 1982-83 year are
John T. Daniels, M.D:,
vice president, a surgeon
in private practice; Ms.
Ada M. Fisher, M.D.,
M . P . H . ,
gram director, Alcohol
Brookes, D.D.S., pro
gram chairman, a dentist
in private practice in
coming to the Durham,
Roxboro, Butner, Ox
ford and Raleigh com
munities to practice their
John Umstead Hospital, respective disciplines are
Butner; and Theodore encouraged to affiliate.
represents one of the
younger members in the
health careers communi
ty. He was born and
grew up in Durham. A
1966 graduate of Hillside
McLaughlin received his
Bachelor of Science
degree in Pharmacy
in I97J. He served a
brief term as manager of
Bialek's Pharmacy in
before returning to
Durham in 1975 to
establish McLaughlin's i
Medical Arts Pharmacy,
at 2520 Fayetteville
Street, in 1979.
As president of the
McLaughlin and its
members - see the
organization's role as ex-
panding community ser
vices of the Durham
Academy members, en-P A I CKlflAR
stimulating youth of the
community to seriously
consider the health pro
fessions for careers, x
disseminating to the
community information s v
on issues of health which The Durham City Council will hold a regular meeting Monday night at
will impact upon . their 7;30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall. The meeting is
lives and assisting open ,0 ,n' Pub!ic'
members in maSni ffi G0V9fnm9n, ""'0 scheduled during h. ne two weeks in
their historical perspec- . MARCH 1, 1982
tive about the role of 5:00 p.m.
I health care providers in
the development and
progress of the black
Other officers elected
A Watte Earner Plan:
stops all creditor contact
stops wage attachments
stops or reduces interest on most debts
stops repossessions and foreclosures
reduces and extends payments to creditors
There is no fee for a consultation to discuss your eligibility-
Evelyn B. Jacobs, Attorney at Law
Juvenile Delinquency Is A Grinding
Society Headache and Prevention Is
But current juvenile delinquency prevention programs and the
needs of troubled youth dally grow more complex. There is also
need for more creative approaches on the local level to get max
imum use of local resources.
These and other issues will be addressed during the three-day
M.C. Conference on Delinquency Prevention, March 10, li and
12. ' .
PLUS... JESSE JACKSON '
Jesse Jackson, this year's keynote speaker, will address the con
ference at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Mission Valley
The public is invited to hear Mr. Jackson. Admission is $3. Make
checks payable to.NCJSADP and mail to;
CO Ms. Wanda Reives
P.O. Box 201 61
Raleigh, M C. 27619
For moi t information, contact Jesse Gibson 493-4933.
FACTS AND FANCIES
A Water Thief In Your Home
Like a thief in the night,
one fixture in your home can
ilently steal thousand of
gallons of water" :
Who's the thief? Your
toilet bowl, a frequent felon
who counts on time and care
lessness to make his thefts
possible. The American Water
Works Association advises '
you to make at least occas
ional checks, because a huge
quantity of water can be
wasted every week,
The most frequent trouble
spot is the plunger ball at the
bottom of a toilet tank, al
though the overflow pipe
can be a problem, too. The
Association ' suggests you
open your tank and watch
what happens during a flush
so you'll better understand
how to keep the system in
The water level yuld
come up to a half inch or so
below the overflow pipe.
Gently bend the float arm
down, if necessary, so the
valve shuts off the water t :
that level. -
Financial Aid For
The Durham Emptoyment and Training Office (CETA)
Is accepting applications for sponsorship at Durham
Technical Institute in the following curriculums for the
Spring 1982 Quarter:
Business Data Processing
Dental Laboratory Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Automotive Mechanics .
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Practical Nurse Education
Must be a resident of the County or City
Must meet CETA Eligibility Criteria '
Must be currently enrolled or accepted
for curriculum study at Durham Technical
Applicants currently enrolled at Durham
- Technical Institute must, have been in one
of the curriculums above for'at least one
(1) quarter. ,
For further information or an Eligibility Appointment,
call or stop by the CETA Trailer on the campus of
Durham Technical Institute or call 596-9311; Ext. 326
before March 12, 1982,
CETA does not discriminate on the basis of handicap
in the admission of any programs or activities. An
EquaJ OpportunityAffirmative Action Ejnployer. , .
GOVERNMENT LIAISON COMMITTEE OF HUMAN
(Personnel Briefing Room1st Floor)
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING '
(City Council Chambers1sl Floor)
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
(Council Chamberslst Floor)
TUESDAY. MARCH 2.1982
10:00 i.m. PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
(City Council Chamberslit Floor)
3:30 p.m. CETA ADVISORY COUNCIL .
(Council Committee Room2nd Floor)
7:30 p.m. HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
(City Council Chamberi1st Floor)
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 3. 1982
9:30 COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
(Council Committee Room2nd Floor)
THURSDAY. MARCH 4, 1982
1:00 p.m. SUBCOMMITTEE TO CONSIDER MERIT PAY IN
CREASES (City Manager's 0tfice2nd Floor)
2:30 p.m. FINANCE COMMITTEE
(Council Committee Room 2nd Floor)
7:00 p.m. RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Personnel Briefing Room 1st Floor)
FRIDAY. MARCH 5. 1982 1
8:30 I.m. SUBDIVISION REVIEW BOARD
(Inspections Conference Room3rd Floor)
MONDAY. MARCH 8. 1982
2:15 p.m. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
(Council Commutes Room2nd Floor)
. 4:15 p.m. COMMUNITY CONCERNS COMMITTEE OF HUMAN
(Human Relations Department 4th Floor)
7:30 p.m. CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSEO
CIVIC CENTER r
(City Council Chambers1st Floor)
7:30 p.m. CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Personnel Brisling Room 1st Floor)
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1982
10:00 I.m. B0AR0 OF ADJUSTMENT
(Council Committee Room2nd Floor)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10. 1982
NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1982
10:00 a.m. C0MMITTEE-0F-THE-WH0LE
(Council Committee Room2nd Floor)
FRIDAY. MARCH 12, 1982
8:30 i.m. SUBDIVISION REVIEW BOARD
(Inspections Conference Room3rd Root)
I NOTE: AH meetings art hold in tha City Hill, 101 City Hill Pltu
unless otherwise Indicated. Additional msetings may be scheduled
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ing ins touncii meeu
located serosa Mangun
I IVlllahla dur
ing the Council Meeting In tie Chapel Hill Street Parkina Gsrsae.
located serosa Mangum Street from City Hall. The City Council meetina
will be carried live on CABLEVISI0N CHANNEL 8. . . "
Any Citizen wishing to be heard on agenda matters, eleate call
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