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of McCauley lot
to sue University
By LYNN JOHNSON
UNCs acquisition of the public parking
lot on the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro
Streets has angered students as well as
Richard M. Best, former owner of the lot
Best plans to initiate court action against
the University because he feels he was
inadequately compensated for the land. He
said the University's offer was
"All we're getting is a high-class flimflam
job," Best said Tuesday of the University's
acquisition of the property (which includes
the lot and the former Best home at 305
Pittsboro Street) by condemnation. "We had
been offered twice as much for the property
by a fraternity and a real estate company."
Charles Antle, assistant vice chancellor
for business and finance, said suits against
the state in condemnation cases are standard
procedure and the action by Best was
Grace Wagoner, of the University
Property Office, said the property had been
appraised by the state and Best was given a
The lot, formerly leased by the McLaurin
Co., was acquired by the University in mid
May. The acquisition will eliminate parking
for most students, according to the
Department of Security Services.
Students accustomed to parking in the
one-acre lot on McCauley Street found
flyers on their cars May 23 indicating the
property had been bought by the University
and would be restricted to faculty and staff
parking in July.
Students living in Whitehead Residence
Hall will be permitted to park there, but all
other students parking in the area must have
a W-l parking sticker. Only students who
have already paid the McLaurin Co. for the
month of June will be issued such stickers,
but for only the period of May 29 through
The lot had been offered to students on a
monthly basis as well as on a first-come-first-serve
basis by the company.
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Newly acquired UNC lot at McCauley and Pittsboro Streets.
Visitation talks postponed
"The lot is centrally located to campus and
particularly convenient for pharmacy
students," said student Tony Mitchum, one
of McLaurin's regulars. "The closing of this
lot to students will mean a lot of headaches
Beth Godwin, who managed the lot for
McLaurin, was looking for another job on
Tuesday, "The people who will be maddest
about this are the ones who have gone home
for the summer and still expect to get a
sticker next fall," she said.
William Locke, director of traffic and
parking said he doesn't see why students
should be upset by the new zoning. "It's
simply a change in propriety," he said. "If
you want to park there now, you must have a
permit. To buy a permit, you must be
The decision to close the lot to students
was made by John Temple, Vice Chancellor
for Business and Finance, said Charles
Antle, Temple's assistant.
Temple said the lot was needed to replace
employee spaces in the union lot that will be
lost to construction.
By ROBERT THOMASON
Members of the new Housing Advisory
Board may be named this summer, but they
may not meet to discuss a visitation policy
change proposed by the Residence Hall
Association until the falLaccording to James
Cansler, associate vice-chancellor for
"We will look at several factors before
naming the board," Cansler said. "We won't
necessarily look at who is in town." .
Housing Director James D. Condie has
taken a neutral stand on the issue of a 24
hour visitation policy.
When Condie was housing director for the
University of Minnesota, students were
allowed to contract for visitation policies
varying from no visitation at all to 24-hour
Condie said there were problems with the
24-hour visitation at Minnesota, but he
would not describe them. "Just because there
were problems at Minnestoa we shouldn't
presume there will be the same problems
here," he said.
A survey of University housing residents
showed 85 percent of those polled favored
24-hour visitation on weekends.
"We would like to have a policy that is
responsive to the needs of the student,"
William Porterfield, RHA president said.
The University's visitation policy should
be enforceable, Porterfield said. Of the
students polled, 51 percent said the present
policy is not enforced. Under this policy,
students may visit students of the opposite
sex from noon until 1 a.m. Sunday through
Thursday and from noon until 2 a.m. on
Friday and Saturday.
As part of its proposal, the RHA
submitted a draft of a document outlining
the rights of residents. Fundamental rights
include the rights to study and to sleep
undisturbed. Subordinate rights include
privacy and the right to entertain guests. A
resident would not be allowed to infringe on
another student's fundamental rights by
exercising his own subordinate rights.
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