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v Radioactive isotope mined
with lab traoh accidentally
The University has been issued a citation by the N.C.
Department of Human Resources for the accidental loss of a
small amount of radioactive waste July 24.
The citation, according to Russ Edmunson of Department
of Human Resources public information, notifies the
University that it has not observed all rules and regulations
concerning the disposal cf radioactive waste.
Two millicuries of low-energy radioactive waste was thrown
away mistakenly by a housekeeping assistant with regular
trash from a University research lab. The trash was eventually
sent to the sanitary landfill on Eubanks Road.
The loss was discovered within a few hours by a worker in
the lab, who reported it to the University Health and Safety
Office immediately. The office then called the radiation
protection section of the state Department of Human
The radioactive resin, Iodine 125, was being used in
research. Because cf its low-level radiation and its relatively
short half-life, it was not expected to be found. An
investigation of the landfill found no Iodine 125, but Iodine
131, another radioisotope, was found.
Health and Safety Office Director Donald Willhoit said he"
thought the 1-131 was from some medical procedure at
Memorial Hospital, but its origins are still under investigation.
"We checked out a number of possibilities and are still
checking," he said. ,
Willhoit said that 200 UNC faculty members are licensed by
. the University Radiation Safety Office. Each may use
radioactive materials in his research on campus. There are
approximately six areas in Memorial Hospital where
radioisotopes are used for treatment, research and diagnosis.
Willhoit said the 1-125 container in the lab was properly
marked for radioactive storage.
Dccausc of the accident, the University Physical Plant has
asked the office of health and safety to provide training for all
University housekeeping employees.
"So far we have held 12 sessions for all the housekeeping
personnel on general recognition of harmful substances,"
Willhoit said. "They are to alert us to materials found in
normal trash that look suspicious." New employees also will
receive the training. ' . .. .., . . . . - .
Lcdlcaetive waste usually is picked up once a week "from
marked storage containers at the labs, Willhoit said. "We then
package it. store it and ship it to Nevada."
A housekeeping assistant inadvertently emptied the
container into the regular trash.
Willhoit said that training in handling radioactive
substances was provided for all housekeeping supervisors. The
supervisors were asked to p'rovide all other employees with
The University is licensed by the state radiation protection
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'Anything goes' seems to be the rule in dropadd, and one
enterprising student tries a different, and altogether more palatable,
approach to an otherwise dismal situation.
WASHINGTON (AP) Patrick J. Lucey,
declaring that he is "not a champion of lqet causes
or hopeless crusades," became independent
candidate John B. - Anderson's vice presidential
running mate Monday.
"I believe he has a real chance to win this
election," the former Democratic governor cf
Wisconsin said standing alongside Anderson, a
Republican congressman from Illinois.
Lucey, a lifelong liberal Democrat, was selected
by Anderson after weeks cf a search which included
other, more prominent Democrats.
In a news conference at the National Press Club,
Lucey conceded, "There are some differences"
between him and Andersen on seme issues,
including labor and proposals for federalized health
care programs. , '
But Lucey said he was suprised more by the
similarities than the differences.
From October until the mid-August Democratic
National Convention in New York, Lucey was
national deputy campaign manager in Sen. Edward
M. Kennedy's unsuccessful attempt to replace
President Carter as his party's presidential
. nominee. -
Anderson has been actively seeking the support
of Kennedy supporters dissatisfied with Carter's
rencminaticn, but Lucey said he had not spoken
with Kennedy about his decision to run with
Lucey had a long association with the Kennedy
family, fist supporting the late John F. Kennedy for
president over Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey in I SCO,
then working actively for Robert F. Kennedy in
At the news conference Lucey said his had been
"a difficult and painful decision.' I remain a
"I have not abandoned the Democratic Party,
which I helped found in my own state of Wisconsin
and to which I have devoted my political life."
With his wife, Jean, at his side and a throng of
cheering Anderson supporters in the room, Lucey
said, "John Anderson has a real chance, but Jimmy
Carter has no chance at all."
Republican Ronald Reagan's election, Lucey
said, "would turn this country over to Jesse Helms
and Phyllis Schlafly and the Taiwan lobby."
Lucey said he expects to be a "full partner" in
Anderson's campaign, appealing mainly to labor
groups and urban areas.
Lucey was first elected to the Wisconsin House in
1S43 and held various Democratic Party posts
through 1555, when he was elected lieutenant
After one unsuccessful run for governor, he was
elected governor in 1971 and re-elected in 1975.
Lucey resigned as a delegate to the Democratic
convention when it became clear that Carter would
be renominated, and then met with Anderson in
By CHARLES HERNDON
' Staff Writer
First of two parts
"Notice to students," it begins, that
innocents-looking strip of paper which
comes with class schedules each; fall and
spring. But to about 20 percent ot: the UNC
student population, that notice signifies the
first step in the long and often frustrating
process of being declared a legal state
resident" for tuition purposes. -
Petitioning the University for .residency
reclassification is a difficult and drawn-out
process, said Brad Lamb, head of the
Student Consumer Action Union's Residency
Counseling Service. But because a residency
classification for a previous non-resident
could mean savings of up to $800 on each
semester's tuition bill, many out-of-state
students choose to petition the University for
Last year 21 percent of UNCfc 21,600
p B lie ax,
students were out-of-state students, or a total
' of 4,469, said Tim Sanford, assistant director
of institutional research.
There are two basic requirements a student '
must meet before he can be declared a
resident, Lamb said. A student must have
maintained a permanent residence in North
Carolina for 12 months prior to application
for residency. "Therefore a freshman must
start immediately if he plans to apply in his
sophomore year," Lamb said.
'."A--permanent residence may be anything
from a dorm room to an apartment or a
trailer, he said.
In addition to the student's physical
presence in the state for the 12-month period,
he must demonstrate genuine intent to
become a North Carolina resident and to
reside in the state after graduation.
The intent of a student may be determined
by a number of criteria ranging from where
he holds bank accounts to where he has
A petition for residency begins with a four
page application which is submitted to, the
student's admissions office, where an initial
decision is issued, usually within two or three
weeks. . -
If denied, the next level is an appeal to the
Residency Status Committee, composed cf
members of the administration. Douglass
Hunt, special assistant to the chancellor, is
chairman of the committee. .
i r.e revirs in: student s sppliesnon,
Tiears crai .
decides on his ccj;e. Most cases arc wen or
lost on this first level of appeal, Lamb said,
but he stressed it is important to appeal a
decision on these first two levels.
"Most undergraduates get turned down,"
Lamb said. "A clause in the law says that if
the parents live out-of-state, the prima facie
evidence is that the student also is an out-of-state
resident," Lamb said. Graduate
students get the benefit of the doubt
The final appellate level is the State
Residency Committee, a group composed of
officials from the statewide UNC system.
They decide on cases coming from the entire
16-campus system and it is ihe last resort a
student has before legal court action may be
brought into the case.
The SRC meets five times a year with an
average cf 10 to 15 cppesls at each meeting.
Lamb said he and SCAU are not sure,
however, about the exact number of cases
from UNC-CH which reach the state level ci
about the success rate of the cases.
"People ask 'what goes on at the SRC
meetings and how many succeed," Lamb
said. He abo said more than half of the
appeals the SRC receives are from UNC-CH.
For a student who is declared a North
Carolina resident, but whose parents have
moved to another state sometime during his
term at UNC, a 12-month grace period is
concerning parents residence.
See RESIDENCY on page 2
yJNG desegregation jhearimg Ibegins
By JIM HUMMEL
State and Nadonal Editor
The long-awaited showdown between UNC
and the Department of Education to determine
if the government will cut off funding to the
16-campus university system began July 22 in
The 10-year-old dispute, which centers on
the Unviersity's plans for desegregation,
wound up in court after officials for both sides
failed to reach an agreement which would
satisfy government guidelines.
Since the trial began, the government has
presented a variety of witnesses from North
Carolina and across the country. Lawyers
criminally predicted it would take two to three
months for the government to present its case,
but the hearings already have fallen behind
Among the key witnesses who have testified
George Watts Hill Jr. a prominent
Chapel Hill businessman who was the former
chairman of the now-defunct N.C. Board of
Higher Education. Lawyers for the University
sought to restrict Hill's testimony, which
government officials admit will be a key part
of their argument.
Hill, son of UNC Board of Governors
member Watts Hill, blamed the board for
slowing the desegregation process and not
adequately funding the five traditionally black
He also said only black members of the
board who were "Uncle Toms" could keep
their seats on the BOG. "Their membership on
the board depended on their not rocking the
boat," he said. "This is what I mean by
Following his testimony, Hill admitted his
remarks would hurt his reputation and alienate
many North Carolinians, but said he felt his
testimony was in the best interests of the
Harold Howe vice president of education
and public policy for the Ford Foundation and
former U.S. commissioner of education under
President Lyndon Johnson. He said
elimination of program duplication would be
risky, but also would be a needed step if UNC
hoped to offer the black universities the same
opportunity as the white universities.
Howe is considered an expert in higher
education planning and desegregation of
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He said the five
black universities were locked into categories
See HEARING on page 2
Carrboro to vote
William C. Friday
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By JULE 1 1 LT HARD
' Staff Writer
Carrboro residents will vote Nov. 4 to decide
whether town property taxes should be raised by as
much as 10 cents per $100 to fund bus
The Board of Aldermen voted 5-i July 22 in
favor cf the tax referendum.
Alderman Doug Sharer said a survey conducted
by the University about four years ago showed that
about 70 percent cf the adults who hve in Carrboro
are either students at or employees cf the
if passed, the money gained through the
increased ia.x would reprice federal general revenue
shsrinj as the source of funding for the bus system.
"General itvenue sharing should rt be wed for
because the a:-
from the government can vary, A:,.;rrr,an S:
J. Rose said. "If anything h:rr-J the tncral
revenue money we'd be hurting," h; ..IS,
Matz J t'at a r.iimu:n ir;ec-.?cf 10 cents per
SlCOcf av?e;teJ pfeperty v;.h.e ii t einj reacted.
The Becrd cf Aldennen wodd set th? emc
the fii, withtn the 10 err.! I. rn.it, (i.h ?ir.
from using property tax to fund transportation
systems, but added that the referendum would
make it legal.
"1 wouldn't be surprised if there was crgir.izcd
opposition to the referendum, but I haven't seen it
yet," Sharer said. "I anticipate its (the referendum)
Alderman John D. Cocr.c, who cast the l:ne
negative vote on the referendum, said that he saw
nothing wrong with using revenue shirin to fund
the bus system.
"We've teen using it about three years,0 he is: J.
"People have just jpt ahout all the tzxtt they can
Eoc-r.e said that he had heard cf r.o cr-sr.be J
rrshtar.ee to the referendum and ths: he thrj-ht it
Student Cody President Ccb S:ur.d:rj idi
Student Government will campaign to "A students
to rcrh'.er for the Ne. 4 e'e-ctlans.
"The students r.e the nujor c.er cf the tus
system sr. J o shcu'i be ir.
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I. "We wh try is ret a ce-nty re; -.t:;.r cn
"pus to re;i-;ttr st:;d:nt$."
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By KEHIIY DHnOCI!I
An independent accounting f.rm hired by The Daily Tar
Heel has found the paper's books inauditable.
After work on a report required by the University Audit
Eoard, the accounting firm cf Pvicca, Nelson, Gar.tt and Co.
cf Durham declared the paper's books to be incomplete.
Transactions had net been recorded properly and could not be
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"It's net a matter cf Hnuncial prcblemj, but accounting
problems," said f.lark Kadlec, DTI! business manager.
"There wasn't a proper accounting procedure followed so the
records were not complete."
The DTI! receives 15 percent cf student activity feet. The
Student Activities Funds Office handles the paper's monetary
transactions. SAFO did the bookkeeping for the paper until
former DTH business maneger Grant Duers last year brought
the accounting to the DTH cff.ee. Duers believed by keeping
the bocks in the office, the accounting and records could be
more ctr ?
Kadlec slid problems arose when the rtlaticnt.hlp with
SArO, the DTH and the fcu-.iness office detericrctc J. U;k cf
ccmmunLcaticn resulted in an Incomplete accounting yizm.
"tlo cn; was wcrking cn a comprehensive s".tem," Kadlec
said. "We assumed they were keeping what they assumed wc
"Aud.tors are r.o tring to d;termine wlut kind cf system
would be good for us; they're reviewing the internal control to
make sure cur r.rts arc safeguarded," K&dUc said.
Although the books are r.ut in crder, Itadlrc taJJ that the
DTH U net in fnanchd jecperdy. More revenue from
increased tdvtrtisirgwllj hz'p piy h'eher ccsti cf pur lictiun.
"Pcrple dan't rcalie we enly jet 22 percrr.t cf eur money
f.'tm theTtudert fees; the rest ccr.es from t 'vtrthin :."
Kt said. "Ir.r.stLsn is the e p: ' l;m J ere s b any
topical tusir-ess. The ccst cf c: ; - . 'i t: e a'mest IS
percent tr-.i there was a 6.3 p.rcer.t i. .r; ? v the rnr.tini
"It's r si a rr.cttrr cf bankruptcy; we hupe id r:;l?3 h i in
the f:i beesu- the advertisirj w.:J te l;-.s trs the tpf:":.
Kcdlec tiU. "We're h:;iy 2jcr!.:r,j t:s rt f..-.s d.v.n;
t : cc'lr.-;; pp:rs ;e 1.--.1 I J p : ' cf V , : - .."
The DTH t' 5 ii tD pry V. ) i s t t.ev fur
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