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Volume 85, Issue No
Thursday. September 21 .1978. Chapel Hill. North Carol
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By MARK MURREL
Crazy professors, long days and never-ending class
discussions, all part of college life, fade pleasantly into
ancient history for most people who graduate from ah
institution of higher learning.
But not so for 38 state officials attending the N.C.
Government Executives Institute on the University
campus this week. ,'
"It's different, said Jerome Melton, deputy
superintendent of the N.C. Department of Public
Instruction. "Sitting for six hours a day gets a little
tiring, but it's a part of life. I can feel for you guys that
have to sit a lot." . '
Executives from various state , government
departments, the community college system, UNC and
cpunty and municipal governments are attending the
week-long management training program on campus.
"This is a public sector program which focuses on the
essential skills, responsibilities and individual role of the
public executive," said institute director lies Garner.
The Institute, co-sponsored by the Governor's Office
of Executive Development and the UNC School of
Business Administration, will meet for one-week
periods during September, October and November on
the University campus. Campus, sessions are
supplemented by individual study and - on-the-job
application of skills.
"So many people today have lost confidence in
government at all levels," Gov. Jim Hunt said. "I want
Government workers attend class as part of a week-long management-training program
people to know this administration intends to do all it
can to restore that confidence by making government ;
use its resources just as effectively as private business
does. ' '.
"This institute is a step forward in that process," Hunt
Assignments are sent to participants in advance to
prepare for the courses before coming to Chapel Hill,
said Anne Montgomery, administrative manager of the
institute. There are detailed instructions with each
assignment and much required, reading to be done by
the participants, she said.
When the executives arrive in Chapel Hill, they
attend classes in Carroll Hall as a group. Instructors
then split the students into discussion groups of six or
eight people in the evenings, Montgomery said.
Linda Bowen, an assistant professor of accounting
who is teaching a session at the institute, said the
institute faculty is drawn from the faculties of UNC and
N.C. State University. ,
"The curriculum is divided into discussion blocks to
help with specific management skills for decision
making," Brown said.
The institute is funded jointly by state government
and civil service grants, said Mike Thomas of the
Courses at the institute seem to be popular among,
state officials.: "People are eager to come back for
more," Thomas' said. The institute's spring class is
returning for a two-day refresher next month, he said.
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By CAROL HANNER
and JIM HUMMEL
When state Board of Transportation member Buck
Dean made a motion to delete Chapel Hill's public
transit funds from the transportation budget, he didn't
know he was doing the town a favor.
Dean indirectly caused negotiations for Chapel Hill's
thoroughfare plan o resume alter mey came to a halt
Dean made the motion to cut Chapel Hill's $314,000
of funds to retaliate against a lawsuit opposing
construction of an 1-40 link in Orange County.
A group composed of Chapel HiU and i Orange Tcounty
officials and several environmental groups filed the suit
in Wake Superior Court on Aug. 9.
The motion to cut funds passed but later was
rescinded under the recommendation of Thomas
Bradshaw Jr., state transportation secretary and board
Dean was quoted as saying, "Everything we've come
up with they're against. I say leave them out. The reason
I made the motion (to withhold the funds) is so they'd sit
down and talk. They're against everything that comes
Chapel Hill Mayor James Wallace had a different
view. "We' have been very much trying to get their
attention, but haven't been able to get anything going."
Wallace added that solving the 1-40 difficulty won't be
the solution to improving relations between the city and
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Wallace said negotiations for the thoroughfare plan
. began Monday when Bradshaw and Billy ,- Rose,
transportation administrative assistant, came to Chapel
Hill to apologize for the board's action.
"We got to talking about Chapel Hill and the
thoroughfare plan," Wallace said. "I made several
suggestions, such as a southern loop around Chapel HU1,
an extension of Franklin Street and doing something
about 15-501. V
; ' "Bradshaw started saying 'Billy, couldn't we do that.:
So it looks like Buck Dean may have done us a favor i"
Rose said he had instructed his staff to resume work
on the thoroughfare plan. He said it may be one to three
months before specific proposals are ready for Chapel
Hill to review.
Hill and state transportation officials have
beeltrying to devise a thof oughtfare plan for three
tarsVallacc " said, but they could not reach an
"I hope that we'll soon have Chapel Hill, Carrboro,
the University and the Department of Transportation
having discussions" Wallace said.
By GEORGE SHADROUI
Endless student complaints about
UNC-ECU football ticket distribution
have led the UNC athletic department
and the Carolina Athletic Association, a
student organization, to discuss and
make changes for future games. ,
Saturday's game was attended by
13,500 students. But there are only 12,207
student seats available. Almost 2,000
standing room only tickets were
distributed, many of them to students
who had waited in line for several hours.
. The number of students exceeded by
thousands the number expected, since the
peak attendance for students last year
was just over 12,000
The following changes have been made
by the athletic department and the CA A
to help ease the distribution problems:
Card-section tickets, normally
available at booths A and B, now will be
distributed from every booth at Gate 5,
the student gate. Dan Heneghan, CAA
president, said he hoped this would help
end the mass congregation at booths A
and B. .
Heneghan said gates 4 and 5 will be
opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday, if Mike
Roberts, in charge of games and
operations, approves the plan. Heneghan
said he sees no problem in getting
Ushers will be used to police the lines
outside the stadium. Heneghan said the
ushers would watch for line-breakers and
direct the flow of the lines to uncongested
areas. - . "
There were a number of reasons for the
problems, Saturday besides - the huge
.Some -oPuhbr .fines 'moved slowly
-because student IDs '.were checked
, Because of personnel problems, the
lines were opened at 1 1:20 a.m. instead of
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Students in line for the A and B
booths were receiving standing room
tickets, while seat tickets were still
available at Gate 4.
Heneghan said this explains why some
students arrived late and got seats, while
students who had been in line for several
hours received standing room tickets.
But the problem originated long before
the ECU game.
This year the number of season tickets
were increased from 16,000 to 24,000. But
student tickets were increased by only
"It's only . natural that after ,the
Carolina Fever promotion, student
interest would increase along with non
student interest. But no provisions were
made for an increase in student
attendance," Jim Phillips, student body
"I don't want to see an athletic
department solely on a profit motive. The
University system, including sports, is
built around the students and for the
students," Phillips said. "Why wasn't the
student allotment increased?"
. Bill Cobey, athletic director, said the
athletic department did not foresee the
"I had no idea the 'Carolina Fever
promotion would hype up student
enthusiasm this much. It's hard to believe
this many students would attend the
game " Cobey said.
I n an effort to find permanent seats for
season ticket holders, the athletic
department also took 900 seats from the
student section, and gave them to season
ticket; holders. -. - "" .
The studerifrtere given back these
seats on the north side of the field,
opposite the student section.
He said the number of individual game
tickets sold was cut back in order to save
the student seats.
GOP senator says taxes files $.30,00.0 Sllit
main 1978 political issue
The Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Howard
Baker said Wednesday that taxes are still
the political issues of the year and will
bring the downfall of Democrats despite
President Carter's summit success.
Launching a coast-to-coast "tax blitz"
by the Republican Party, Baker also said
a surging taxpayers' revolt will still be the
issue in the 1980 presidential campaign,
one in which Baker is expected to make a
"President Carter apparently has a
very significant victory at Camp David
and I applaud him for it," Baker said.
"But there are other issues."
"I happen to think inflation and taxes
and the cost of living is the number one
political issue in the 1978 congressional
elections," Baker said in a New York City
He said economic stimulus through a
massive tax cut is "the clearest statement
of Republican principle in 1978 and I
believe it will be in 1980 for whoever our
presidential candidate might be." Earlier,
as the flying caravan of GOP dignitaries
boarded a charter jet in Washington,
Baker also called taxes "the No. 1
premiere" issue of the year and predicted
"1978 will mark the beginning of the
resurgence of Republicanism in this
Meanwhile, with the primaries over
and Massachusetts Gov. Michael
Dukakis toppled, two men who
campaigned against high taxes squared
off Wednesday to fight to succeed him.
Republican Sen. Edward Brooke,
meanwhile, said the voters who helped
him weather the toughest challenge of his
Senate career also helped knock Dukakis
out of the running.
In Oklahoma, Gov. David Boren
savored victory in a Democratic Senate
runoff, as did congressional candidates in
both Massachusetts and Washington
But the statewide Massachusetts
primaries held the spotlight nationally,
initially because Brooke's 1 2-year career
as the only black senator since
Reconstruction was on the line and later
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against comnty . voter challeiiges
Sen Howard Baker .
because the balloting cost Dukakis
Dukakis lost the Democratic primary
to Edward J. King, a 53-year-old former
pro football player who never ran for
public office before but had managed the
Massachusetts Port Authority.
King had criticized the givernor's fiscal
management polices, his rejection of a
higher drinking age and mandatory
sentences for serious crimes, and his
support for tax-financed abortions.
By PAM KELLEY
A UNC graduate student Wednesday
filed a $30,000 civil suit lawsuit against
two Orange Committee supporters,
charging them with conspiring to
disfranchise through challenge the voting
rights of more than 6,500 Chapel Hill and
Carrboro residents in the May
Democratic primary election.
The defendants and other Orange
Committee members filed the challenges
earlier this year "to cause great trouble
and expense to those challenged in the
hope that they would merely surrender
their right to vote without bothering to
protest the challenges," according to the
suit filed with the Orange County clerk of
court in Hillsborough.
Richard Joseph Nunan, a graduate
student from Birmingham, Ala., said in
his suit that he was prevented from voting
in the May 30 election because of the
challenge against him.
The defendants in the suit are Lucius
Cheshire Jr. and his' wife, both of
Hillsborough. Cheshire's father,
Hillsborough attorney Lucius Cheshire is
chairperson of the Orange Committee.
Nunan1 was a legally registered voter
and resident of Orange County when his
right to vote locally was challenged
according to the suit.
The challenges were designed "to so
overload the county elections board with
challenges that the board would not be
able to process (them all) prior to the
election," the suit says.
"The defendants actions, done without
probable cause and with malice, caused
great expense and difficulty to the citizens
of Orange County by and through their
elected and appointed officials," Niinan
Nunan's is the second such lawsuit
stemming from the mass of voter
challenges filed in March and April.
Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Arthur
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By DEBBIE MOOSE
How does one make a tiny room inhabited by
two beds, desks, dressers and one roommate
into something resembling home? This is the
problem faced by dorm residents who want to
create space to call their own.
There are few restrictions on what occupants
may do to decorate their rooms, says Russell
Perry, assistant director for operations. The
housing department stocks 20 colors of paint,
which residents may use every-other-year free of
charge. "The room can't be painted if it has been
painted within the last two years," Perry said.
"The most popular colors are Yum Yum Yellow -and
Carolina Blue. I'm not sure if Carolina Blue
is popular because it's a pleasing color or
because of the school."
Housing's policies on painting and lofts are
stated in the Room To Live booklet. A resident
who wants to build a loft must get a permit from
the dorm's residence director. The permit lists
specifications for lofts. The loft must be
inspected by maintainence personnel during
construction and after it is built, Perry said.
"Lofts give more floor space, but they can be :
very expensive," Perry said. Permits for 42 lofts
have been issued this semester."
Wicker and basketry have become a popular
means for covering that ugly crack or cutting
the glare of the white wall. Rattan headboards,
shelves and furniture have been student
favorites, says David Pendergraft of University
Mall's Curious Cargo.
"Baskets can be put to use for laundry or
planters, or can be hung on walls," Pendergraft
says. "Someone came in the other day and got
some to cover a thermostat Wicker chests are
popular for storing records." .
Tapestries, sculptures and wooden boxes also
are favorite decorating items. "We ran out of
brass hatracks. We've sold a lot of wind chimes
too," Pendergraft says. Bamboo blinds are
useful to keep out the glare of the morning sun.
"We've sold a lot of baskets and wicker
furniture, but our biggest seller has been Mylar
posters," says Sabrina Wylly, co-owner of
Three Wishes. Mylar posters have shiny
surfaces and use vivid colors. "Verbal
Hangups, quotes or quips in ceramic letters,
also have been popular. The plaques express
philosophies such as "Think Snow," "Before,
You Meet Your Handsome Prince You Have
To Kiss A Lot Of Toads" and "Oh Shit."
"Colored fishnets are popular too people
will come in and buy six at a time," Wylly said.
Among , the most unique items at Three
Wishes are neon signs crafted by an assistant
professor in the UNC art department. "We have
a moon, a star and a beer sign," Wylly said. "We
hope to have a Carolina Blue Go Heels' sign by
Saturday. Students buy them." The neon tubes
don't wear out like conventional light bulbs. "I -don't
think they take any more energy than any
other light," Wylly said. ,
Lisa Lofton, a salesperson at Student Stores,
said, "The majority of people that come in here
'buy bumper stickers, posters with University
scenes. Tar Heel mugs, things like that."
Yes, Virginia, there is a world beyond the
usual memo board, poster and bulletin board
motif for those with imagination.
"1 want my room to reflect my personality
and how I feel," said Kendall Blackwelder, a
residence adviser, in Granville South.
Blackwelder's room includes a loft, plants and a
bar made out of wood from an old barn. "The
loft wasn't hard to build, but it's the first and last
one Qranville is going to allow " Blackwelder
said. It took three days to get everything set up,
but a little time, effort, money and imagination
can go a long way.
Hurow and his wife, Gerda, in April filed
a SI million suit against Orange
Committee member Frank Miller and his
wife, Ruby. .
Ruby Miller challenged the Hurows
rights to cast ballots in Orange County.
But unlike Nunan, the Hurows were
allowed to vote after at-the-polls hearings
verified their residency in Orange.
The Hurows' suit is pending in Orange
County Superior Court. Lucius Cheshire
Sr., attorney for the Millers, is under
court order to file a response to the
Hurow suit in the next few days.
A third civil case involving the Orange
Committee is under review by the state
court system. -
The N.C. Supreme Court last week
heard final arguments from Orange
Committee attorneys charging the
Orange County Board of Elections with
improperly registering students to vote in
Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
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