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Wednesday, September 3, 1900 Chspel KHI, North Carolina
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Students wait ct Venco Hail to receive financial eld checks
...funds have been delayed for many due to late applications
La He funds affect 2600
DTK Jay Hyman
Dy BEVERLY SHEPARD
More than 2,600 students arrived on campus this
fall to find the loans and scholarships they, were
expecting hadn't arrived at the UNC Student Aid
Though Associate Student Aid Director Thomas
W. Langston said some of the late checks should
arrive Sept. 19, several students who are expecting
the aid said the delay has made their lives difficult.
Langston attributed the delay of federally backed
loans to jump in loan applications and to the fact
that students often don't submit required
information to loan, programs as soon as they
'should.""- " " "
Some University loans and scholarships have
been delayed for the same reasons, he said.
The poor state of the economy accounts for the
increased number of aid applications, he said.
Though students on financial aid whose checks
have not arrived may defer payment of tuition and
fees, some say they're still having trouble paying for
necessities like books, food and rent.
Janet Hayes, a junior dental hygiene major and
her sister, Doris Hayes, a freshman, both await
their financial aid.
Until it arrives, Janet said, "I have a limited diet.
I've been eating chicken soup every day and I don't
have any books."
Roz Robinson, a senior biology major who lives
in Berkshire Manor Apartments, said she has had
little trouble getting aid in past years, but, "If I
hadn't worked this summer, I'd be up the creek. If I
didn't get one more check (from a summer job),
financial aid would have had to call my manager to
tell him rent would be late."
The delays have forced many students to seek
emergency University loans to buy books and pay
bills. The forms, available at the Student Aid
Office, in Vance Hall require a student to indicate
the reason for his needs and the amount needed.
But the maximum a student can receive from those -loans
is $100, which'isno" be repaid within the
semester, Langston said. There has been a "sizable
increase" in applications, but typically a student
applying can receive money on the next business day
after he applies, he said.
"We tried to be more liberal now than in the past
years in terms of making these loans and repaying
(them)," Langston said. The aid office already has
distributed about $7,000 in emergency loans.
To help prevent delays like this year's from
recurring, Langston suggested that a student fill out
his applications as early as January and February
' and that he follow directions carefully.
See AID on page 2
By LYNN CASEY
Staff Writer I
The Student Supreme Court warned in an
opinion released Monday that the entire
campus election process is threatened unless
University election laws are reformed.
Chief Justice Roy Cooper wrote. "In 1979 t
this court sounded a warning to the Campus '
Governing Council that elections laws reform
was sorely needed, and we were ignored. We
urgently repeat this warning. The very
foundation of our election process is in
Cooper's opinion was joined by justices, Pat
Binder, Will Rhodes and Charlie Allen. Justice
Ron Hodge did net take part in the
deliberations for which the opinion was
The court's opinion follows its decision last
spring not to void the results of a campuswide
referendum held Feb.- 5. The referendum,
which passed by a required two-thirds
majority, guaranteed i the Graduate and
Professional Student Federation 15 percent of
graduate student activities fees.
In its 4-0 decision, the court ruled violations
of elections laws occurring on Feb. 5 did not
materially affect the outcome of the election.
: Plaintiffs in the case had argued this burden
of proof was impossible to establish.
But Cooper explained that although the
burden is substantial, it recognizes the
importance of the electoral process.
The court is in the process of writing a
supplemental opinion analyzing the standard
of proof, he said.
The opinion points out that some violations
or discrepancies in the election were caused by
ambiguities in the elections laws themselves.
In their opinion the justices made
suggestions for reforming the laws.
They suggested the CGC spell out how the
Elections Board should publicize polling sites
and times... The laws now read publicity must ,
occur three days prior to the election.
"To publicize requires an active attempt by
the Elections Board to let students know where
and when they can vote," Cooper wrote.
Second, the court suggested that the CGC
legislate a more specific list of duties for the
Elections Board in emergency instances.
"A member of the Elections Board,
equipped with additional ballots, should make
regular rounds of the polling places, especially
during peak voting hours. For emergencies,
each polling place should be equipped with
blank sheets of paper, which could be used as
By RACHEL PERRY
Chapel Hill Mayor Joe Nassif has called
for cooperation between students and town
residents to solve the recent dispute about the
noise level at student parties.
"We're looking for support from you, we
will give you support and expect you to
support us," Nassif said.
Nassif spoke at a Tuesday afternoon
meeting where Town Manager Gens
Shipman, Police Chief Herman Stone,
members of the Intcr-Fiaternity Council and
members of the Chapel Hill Town Council
v. ere present. The meeting was called because
of noistr'-probkms last week at several
fraternity parties which police officers closed
Nassif said the noise ordinance went into
effect to help the students, not to hurt them.
"The noise ordinance came about to
accommodate zv.i for the University," he
"We've had a whole host of complaints.
Some changes will take place. I will
recommend them to the council," he said.
N'r,;sif did not elaborate on these changes,
tut ire President John Elumberg stressed
t! ; t the fraternities need to be better
Informed of the present ordinance. "We
r.eeJ definite, concise rules," Eiumbcrg said.
Blumberg, explained that confusion arose
Thursday night when three fraternity parties
were " closed down due to" noise because
fraternity presidents were not certain about
the decibel limit and other details of the noise
ordinance. The fraternity presidents said they
had understood that the limit was 65
decibels, not 55, and that they were only
three decibels over the limit at 68 when the
parties were shut down. Stone said each
fraternity would receive a copy of the
ordinance for future reference.
Earlier Tuesday, Stone said he had
planned various administrative changes in the
noise ordinance. "Because .drinking and
noise are paramount in this town, of course
the residents are upset about it," he said. "It
is getting to the point that we had 52 to 54
complaints in the bst two weeks."
. The first administrative change, already in
effect, requires that the president, vice
president or social chairman of the fraternity
be present during the entire party. "Someone
must take responsibility and action against
complaints," Stone said.
The second major adjustment in the
special permits which allow the noise limit
to go up to 75 decibels until midnight on
weekends and 1 1 p.m. on weekdays will be
more stringent enforcement of limiting the
playing time of live bands to the designated
hours. St one su::ested that parties may base
ballots in the event printed
ballots run out," Cooper ,
The court also urged the
CGC repeal the present
law giving the Elections
Board chairman the power
to determine' where
students are permitted to
During the trial,
plaintiffs argued the
undermined the purpose
of legislation opening
three new polls when he
allowed only graduate students to vote at those
Cooper wrote, "It is better to place this
power (determination of where students may
vote) in the hands of an elected body of
representatives rather than in the hands of an
Finally, Cooper recommended that the
existing elections laws establishing minimum
polling hours from 1 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. should be
changed to a 10a.m.-to-7 p.m. polling hour
reguirement for all binding campus wide
elections, with a clause allowing the Elections
Board flexibility in determining the hours for
"The idea of flexible polling hours
controlled in part by the Elections Board
presents two major problems. First, the
Elections Board is given the power to
determine which elections are more important
and are thus deserving of longer hours.
Second, different polling hours for different
elections create confusion among Elections
Board members and voting students," the
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By WILLIAM PESCHEL
Several Campus Governing Council
members said Tuesday they agreed with the
recently released Student Supreme Court that
calls for a revision of campus elections laws.
The Supreme Court's opinion on a campus
elections case it heard last spring strongly
urged the CGC to revise elections laws "to
maintain the integrity of our electoral system."
Student Body President Bob Saunders
concurred with the court's assessment. "I
think that the CGC will follow the lead of the
Supreme Court and review and overhaul the
act, especially those areas that deal with the
mechanics of running an election," he said.
.. "I think what the court vas trying to do was
recommend to the CGC that they have to cast
in an actual bill provisions on the mechanics
on running an election," he said.
Saunders said he hoped the revision would
be made into law by the end of this semester, in
time for spring elections.
Saunders agreed with the court's opinion
that the foundation of the campus' election
process was in danger.
"That part is so true as how the population
perceives the election process," he said. "The
more we refer to the court to settle elections,
the further that damages the entire process."
CGC member Wayne Rackoff agreed,
saying that if the CGC doesn't take the
initiative, the court will write the elections
"The issues (the court raised) are fairly essy
to remedy," he said.
The CGC should limit the Elections Board's
powers to non;controversial areas, such as
making sure polls have sufficient ballots, he
said. "In some decisions involving elections,
you want to have a non-partisan person
making some of the decisions. However, you
don't want to have an election official making
a big decision," he said.
Rackoff wants the board's powers reduced,
but he would like to see it still have flexibility
in areas defined by the CGC. The beard can
continue to make decisions, Rackoff said, "as
long as they're sticking' by the intent of the"
"But you can't expect a perfect election on
this campus. You just can't," he said.
CGC Rules and Judiciary Chairman Anne
Middleton said: "I think we need to codify all
the laws. I think it should be more stable than
what it is now."
She refused to comment further until she
had read the opinion.
"There are a lot of things that need to be
changed," said CGC member Richard Cooke.
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Ccmpus group representatives hssr neiss crdinenco rubs
...meeting held to clarify town law's requirements
to begin earlier as "neighboring residents are
entitled to sleep."
There had been some confusion at the
Thursday night parties about the warning
policies. Stone said that the police would
continue their regular policies. Officers may
use their discretion in monitoring a party,
depending on its noisiness, but usually they
follow three steps: warning those involved of
the excessive noise, returning to the party to
revoke the required special permit and,
finally, arresting the responsible person if
necessary. "Until this year, all we've been
doing is warning," Stone said. He said
"compliance and cooperation is preferable
but if not, the person (in charge) will be
subject to arrest." All monitored parties
have complied with the noise ordinance when
contacted by the police, he said.
Environmental Protection Agency
technical expert Bob Ciskowski was at the
townfraternity meeting and will be assisting
the police and fraternities in controlling the
noise. "College communities throughout the
nation find noise a difficult problem to
contain," he said.
V.y ANN KMAIIAYOOD
Not til UNC students can remember the
fjmmeri cf '1G end 77, when the choking
ihi;f of Dog l)js lingered tens into
Hep' ember, vh::i Tl: IX:. ly Tcr ILc!
r-bl.d;eJ ccfv':cr-r Unhenity
z.t.X the nr. jrra cent rein
':. i'..:lrv i;r;t;i i'-c a vrll:r.A i::on.
ho ir:l cs.itr.-.te theduit doubtless
ir f. r i' .' , ocr prrrc.ed r:w
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reservoir was sur.estcd in 1963, residents cf
the Cane Creek dairy community, 12 miles
west of Chapel Hill, have resisted preliminary
condemnation efforts from the University
and what his teen since 1977 the Orar-s
Water and Sewer Authority.
The 3-bilUon gallon reservoir would
require izs acres ci una, mou irorn tour ci
the 20,C00-aere watershed's 10 eeiive.farm.
The Uie it::!f would cosrr 4; 3 aeres. Still
r -:e 1 i t!Uo :.'.7J z:tt... wiil be needed
n i : U ; U.!;, ! , h and Wildlife Senile
ru.-. '',-. fv-r a new wildlife habitat.'
V : ie ' ' - !i ,1 - ! i.e t ended li -ether as
t:C eCi. C. .rve;tio;i Authority l.ue
C " : , I QWAI.Vi to the eminent-
domain rights needed to condemn their land.
The state Environmental Men:?:m:nt
Commission rejected OWASA'i domain
request in 1973, then approved it in a unique
reverie.! in April 1973. After pp-eJ to the N.
C. Superior Court failed thii p:a hrch, the
CCCA look the hsue before U. S. Middle
Dlitrkt Court, where it standi now.
The next battlerrcund for OWASA and
the CCCA u ill t e 1 hundiyi hearing tef.ee
the U.S. Army Corps cf En e.ineen at Ch-tp:!
Hill IV -h Schorl. At the f.eit hearin.?, it 1
p.m.. OWASA and the CCCA eaehwi:! have
two hours to prevent their ca.es. When
hv:rir;i te : ti 7 p.m., fiber c.rvrr:eJ
r; :: ei;s ; ' .1 i . e . . v.: a vs vue tej
The Ccrpi will hear comor.ents cor.; emir.
t V Awtt Trxi ! r - ' -
rel:r.:i erUer this ror.r:r, u.M;h er:m ir;:s
OWASA'i requett for the Corps deed;;-: -1
fd permit. This E1S 1$ fcotri prir :e..' cn
two earlier cccncer.Ie and en-.iec nee ee.til
fcaitillty studies: the LhnivenityOYASA
commhioned Uusn snd Sirr fc; :t and
the Ccrps own V.'octen report.
Centre-. ers'Srreund aler...t every i'.p-t
cf the project i :ed i':s . : e-levcn.ih.err.
coil, water partly and v.ku! and
environmental impacts. The major
alierr.stivts have been c;s?.ncn cf
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Tb Aociied Prrtt
Gov. Jim Hunt joined the Democratic governors of six
Southern states Tuesday in a joint statement that blasted
Ronald Rearan as a man unfit to be president because of his
remarks linking the region with the Ku Klux Klan.
Calling Reagan's comments a "callous and opportunistic
slop at the South," the governors said: "America cannot
afford as its president a man who has such a limited,
uninformed and simplistic view of this great region cf cur
Reagan told a Labor Day audience in Detroit Monday that
President Jimmy Carter hunching his campaign in
Tuscumbia, Ala., was "opening his campa:n down In the
city that gave birth to and is the parent body cf the Ku Klox
Joining Hunt in the statement were Govs. George Busbee cf
Georgia, Bill Clinton of Arkansas, Fob James cf Alabama,
Bob Graham cf Honda. Richard Riley cf South Carolina and
William Winter of M. .'.ivirpi.
In a sepcrate telegram sent Tuesday, James demanded t.n
immediate apology from Reagan.
James said Reagan responded hter and "expre.::d deep
regret and apologized to the great people cf Alabama,
Miuinippi and Tcnnes-.ee for any negative reflection cau:d
by his remark."
In the joint letter to the GOP candidate, the governors sold:
"At cvidrnccd by hit statement on Monday Unilnj the
South and her people with the Ku Klu K!on. RcnalJ Ree-n
hz demonstrated a dangerous preoccup;:;on with the past.
Hr fails to undented the f;.rth cf to-dsy.
"The South Is a ley and full partner iei cur great country.
dr Reejm'i demeaning rhetoric stand in stark ccntroet to
today's Southerner w.:h hit mind cei the peeeent tr.4 a
prcrerous, harn;oni;-)us future.
"V.'e call cn Mr. Ree;an to ipchlze 13 cur fee;':."
Bu-.bee'i preu secretary. D-ane Iliner, t i the i'atemeot
wji rein rcl:2ved tin. .Itanrt-'d ty the trvtrj fovcrnori. ,
11: lunment v ;i ir.'.:,ui ty Miisl'.s'ppi'i Gov. Winter,
wh- rre.hr 1 V r-d ce r tele; h e.: in Irnir.et, where h: is C.I
&n:. lv.erh v.-, r. R. r- called tev era! ether Southern
i".-:;r :, ce v: .: V t p-.'ti.;; .'i in the t:ee:;e:.;,
lh- r.'csi -icfcur
C.eur aho r thrrly M Ree-Vi 'ae-e-.tt.
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