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2 The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, April 23. 1980
NCMH receives grants? -praise
By ANGIE DORMAN
Recently-named general director of N.C. Memorial
Hospital Eric B. Munson praised the hospital's progress
and its board of directors, in a telephone interview this
week from his office at the University of Colorado in
"The NCMH Board of Directors is prototypic as a
model for other universities in their achievements," said
Munson, who will leave his position as director of the
UC teaching hospital in July to come to Chapel Hill.
NCMH received two grants in April including a $l
million match grant from the U.S Department of Energy
to continue efforts in energy conservation and a
$798,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation to improve outpatient services.
"1 am delighted that (NCMH) received the Robert
Wood Johnson grant for ambulatory services," Munson
said. lt is money well spent."
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant will
help convert the hospital's general medicine clinic into a
group practice which will provide around-the-clock,
personalized care to adult patients on a continuing basis.
NCMH was among only 15 teaching hospitals
nationwide chosen to rr;v a total of $12 million in
Under the provision of DOE'sSl million match grant,
the hospital will receive $523,500 from the federal
government and will be responsible for finding stati
funds to match that amount.
NCMH is in the process of getting the matching funds
from the state, NCMH Energy Resources Manager
Billie Barnes said this week.
"The funds could come from state legislation or from
internal receipts but we (NCMH officials) just don't
know yet," Barnes said.
However, NCM H Director of Fiscal Services Charles
Wessel said the possibility of getting the funds from state
legislation was "out of the question."
"The money will probably come from internal receipts
such as patient revenue, but the question is will we have
enough receipts," Wessel said. "If we can't match the
money, we may lose the grant."
The UNC Board of Governors last week approved a
Eric B. Munson
$631,000 renovations project for NCMH. The proposed
project calls for the conversion of the third floor east of
the old hospital wing from intensive care units to a 24
bed medical surgery acute nursing care unit. The project
is part of a long-range plan to complete renovation of the
Thermostat controls to stay in effect
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By CHARLES HERDON
If you are hoping to find relief from the heat this summer in the
cool atmosphere of a shopping mall or a night at the movies, you
might have to look elsewhere.
Last week, President Jimmy Carter extended for another nine
months federal regulations requiring all non-residential
buildings to hold their thermostat settings below 65 degrees in the
winter and above 78 degrees in the summer. With the threat of a
possible $ 10,000 fine for violators of the regulations, most North
Carolinians are complying with the program.
Carter implemented the thermostat controls last J uly as part of
an emergency energy conservation program. The Carter
Administration originally planned the program for nine months,
but recently said it would like to make the controls permanent.
Although the re-establishment of the controls will last only
through January of 1981 efforts are now underway to make the
lower thermostat settings law.
Chapel Hill businesses and public buildings are complying
with the federal guidelines, according to a Daily Tar Heel survey
of several area establishments, although many have reported
complaints about the controls.
"We are complying with the controls; we don't want to get
slapped with a fine," said Susan Lambeth, a spokesman for
University Mall. "Last summer, people were warm when they
were shopping and there were some complaints. But this year
many of the stores have brought in fans and other cooling devices
to make it a little easier," she said.
North Carolina National Bank building manager Gerald
Lehman said the controls cause some problems, especially during
the spring and fall months. "We have a problem this time of the
year because it gets so warm during the day and so cool at night,
and we have to change the thermostat to accommodate," he said.
Lehman also said that NCNB has had few complaints about the
temperatures and that they support a continuation of the
Spokesmen for the Carolina and Varsity movie theaters said
moviegoers sometimes complained about the temperatures but
that most patrons understand the controls.
Spokemen for several other establishments in Chapel H ill said
that although they had been somewhat inconvenienced by the
regulations, they supported the controls and have maintained the
North Carolina has been a leading state in complying with the
federal guidelines to hold down thermostats which in turn saves
energy, officials at the N.C. Department of Energy said Tuesday:
"We have had very, very good compliance in North Carolina,"
said Susan Green of the department. "I am not sure why
(compliance) is so good down here 1 guess we have got
cooperative people in the state," she said.
The state's compliance rating is the highest of 1 1 southeastern
states, Roger Hall, an official in the state energy department said
this week. Hall said the state's compliance rate is 92 percent
according to a report released by the U .S. Department of Energy.
"We have had extreme success in the state," he said
Since the program was instituted criticism has decreased on
the state and national levels. "As people have become more
aware, the attitudes have changed and ... now there is nothing but
praise," Hall said.
U.S. Department of Energy spokesman Jan Marfyak said the
federal agency has received no recent complaints about Carter's
reinstatement of the controls. "Everybody who was against it is
now strongly in favor of it," he said.
Marfyak also said the program has been a success and saved
the country an estimated 337,000 barrels of oil-equivalent per
day. He said oil-equivalent corresponded to the energy produced
by oil and included coal, synthetic fuels and other energy sources.
He said that the program affected 2.8 million buildings in the
Enforcement of the controls has been a problem for the energy
department, but Marfyak said the problem was minimar. In
addition to 10 full-time national inspectors, DOE has hundreds
of local inspectors who receive complaints of violators and who
report the violator to the U.S. Department of Energy if the case is
one of a chronic offender. North Carolina reported 2,500
violations for the past nine months, but no violators in the
country were punished by fines during the period.
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"As the area was upgraded, people's
attitudes changed," Jennings said.
"Before most students wouldn't have thought
of living there."
Parrish agreed. "These are some of the
problems which come with making these areas
more attractive," he said. "That's why we're
looking at the kind of program that looks out
for the interests of low- to moderate-income
families." he said.
Even with the new 15-year requirement in
the community development program, some
landlords participating in the program still
may be tempted to rent to University students,
"It's a risk you run with the program," he
said. "If he (the landlord) did violate (the
agreement) he would be disbarred from further
participation in the program."
The rental agreement built into the
community development grant
implementation program represents only a
temporary easing of the displacement
problem, Stevenson said. "New housing
construction will be the key, whether it's
University-owned or private," he said.
But inflation and the rising interest rate
make any such construction projects unlikely
at present. Stevenson said.
"It looks fairly bleak." he said.
Jennings also said no solution to the town's
housing problem was in sight. "More
complexes designed primarily for students
might help, but that's just not going to happen
for a while," he said.
Another town goal in implementing its
community development grant is to encourage
construction of new low-cost housing in the
Northside and Pine Knolls target areas. This
can be accomplished in two ways, Stevenson
"We can acquire vacant land, engate a
contractor to build moderate priced housing
and dispose of those units to low- to moderate
income families," he said.
Financial assistance would be available to
help the family buy the homes, he said.
In another .method,: the town would help a
family buy a substandard home and provide
the owner with funds to build a replacement
structure on the same lot, Stevenson said.
Chris Berndt of the town Planning
Department said ways to finance housing
construction are being studied by the town.
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Ship carrying 890 passengers sinks
MANILA, Philippines (AP) A passenger-general cargo ferry with 890
persons aboard sank south of here Tuesday night after a collision with an oil
tanker, the Philippines News Agency reported. It said only 500 survivors had
been accounted for.
The agency said the Don Juan, about 300 feet long and 1,372 tons, sank at
Maestre de Campo Island 130 miles southeast of Manila in the Tablas
Strait while on a run to Bacolod City in the central Philippines.
It said Gerardo Tsio, port captain in Bacolod for the ferry's owner, Negros
Navigation Co., reported rescue workers had recovered 500 survivors by late
Neither the name nor ownership of the tanker was known immediately. Tsio
told TNA the tanker struck the Don Juan in the port side between two hatches.
Top Liberian officials executed
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) A-firing squad of riflemen and machine
gunners cheered on by thousands of Liberian soldiers and civilians executed 1 3
top officials of the deposed government on a sun-baked Atlantic beach
Those executed included former Foreign Minister Cecil Dennis and Frank
Tolbert, elder bother of assassinated President William Tolbert, as well as the
chief justice, the speaker of the House and the chairman of the party whichfor a
century governed Liberia, long America's closest African friend.
They had been sentenced to death by a five-man military tribunal that
declared them guilty of "high treason, rampant corruption and gross violation
of human rights." They had been allowed no defense counsel and were given no
details of the charges against them.
The executions may have been the opening round of a bloody purge of the
old regime by the military men, led by Master Sgt. Samuel K. Doe, who toppled
the government April 12 and killed President Tolbert.
Turner predicts fierce battle for oil
WASHINGTON (AP) CIA Director Stansfield Turner said Tuesday that
potentially "vicious" competition will develop over the next decade for a
diminishing worldwide supply of oil.
In a rare public forecast of the international energy outlook, Turner said the
Soviet U nion will begin importing oil over the next few years, putting increased
pressure on already tight Middle Eastern reserves.
For the United States and other Western powers, Turner said, "The cardinal
issue is how vicious the struggle for energy supplies will become."
Asked if a major cutoff of Middle Eastern oil to the United States was likely
during the 1980s, the CIA chief said it "certainly can happen."
Turner testified before the Senate Energy Committee, which has been
investigating strategic implications of a tightening supply of oil.
Consumer prices jump in March
WASHINGTON (AP) Inflation surged at a near record 18 percent annual
rate for a third straight month in March as consumer prices advanced sharply
across a broad range of goods, from food to clothing, the government reported
The steep 1.4 percent rise in consumer prices during March, matching the
January and February increases, came even as the economy was believed to
have entered a recession. However, government and private economists said
the weakening economy would not ease inflationary pressures at the consumer
level for several months.
The latest rise in the Consumer Price Index produced a record decline in the
purchasing power of an average wage earner during the previous 12 months,
but it also brought a 14.3 percent cost-of-living increase for the nation's 35
million Social Security recipients.
March price increases for gasoline, other energy products and medical care
were the smallest this year. At the same time, inflation worsened in other areas,
suggesting that sharp rises limited mainly to energy and interest rates were now
spilling over into the rest of the economy.
Guerillas release another hostage
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Guerrillas released their 38th hostage from the
Dominican Republic's Embassy after a two-hour meeting Tuesday with
members of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.
The release of Dominican Consul General Raul Augusto Sanchez left 16
hostages inside the embassy among them U .S. Ambassador Diego Asencio
who spent their 56th day in captivity.
His victory in the popular vote did not
translate into nominating delegates. That was
a separate contest, and one the Reagan camp
claimed to win.
Reagan's state chairman. Drew Lewis, said,
"We expect a majority" of the delegates. . .
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111 deliver for the convention in Detroit a
minimum of 50 delegates for Reagan."
In Houston, Bush said he was "very, very
pleased" with his victory, and asked. "Isn't it
too late to catch RcagarVT nationally, he
replied, "I don't believe that."
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