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:d Planetarium are pacing
the institution ca the road to an uncertain 'future, planetarium
Director Anthony F. Jenzano said Wednesday. :
from a $175,000
He said the planetarium was sufferi
deficit, accumulated over the last seven or eight years. If the
planetarium has to close its doors, it will do so in the face of its
more than 100.CCQ tourists, more than half of whom are
"Economically, conditions are pretty sad," Jenzano said.
"We have been quite successful in programs and production, .
but they are threatened by the economic state."
Director of UNC Relations RoUie Tillman Jr. said the
University contributed $ 160,000 to the planetarium. Although
the University contributes, it does not have a separate budget
request for the institution, Jenzano said.
State funds cover the cost of maintenance, the observatory
and the social areas such as the ballroom, dining room and the
faculty lounges, Jenzano said. However, none of these funds
go directly to the planetarium operations or its exhibits. The
planetarium relies on its trust fund which comes from ticket
sales to operate and buy new equipment, he said. In
September, the Planetarium raised its ticket prices by 15
percent to aid in covering costs. It now costs $1.35 for
children, $2 for students, senior citizens and military persons
and $2.75 for other adults.
"The real problem is not just going to go away by itself,"
Jenzano said, "unless some provision is made to provide funds
for a reserve, not just to break even. (The planetarium) can't
make new progress and keep old equipment up to snuff."
Jenzano said the funds were needed mainly in two areas: for
salary increases and to pay for experimental equipment. He
said reserves also were needed to cover situations beyond the
planetarium's control, which include heavy snows, like one
which resulted in more than 2,000 cancellations.
During 1978-1979, the planetarium made a profit of $1,300.
But last year, attendance dropped by 20,000 people, which
resulted in a $24,000 deficit, Jenzano said. , ,
Jenzano attributed the drop in attendance to mandatory
busing, which increased the amount of trips one driver had to
make. He also attributed it to the price of gas.
"We've cut back and we've cut back," Jenzano said. "If we
cut back anymore, we'll cut into the quality of the planetarium
production. " - ... :.. -a- -a ; ..
'"'"One" of" the'" -programs ""th" planetarium--.cut .'.was laheV
publication of its science quarterly, the Sundial. The
r - Vacation ended when the resiend McDonald's discontinued
its $2,000 sponsorship. The quarterly was sent to 2,500 people
cn it mailing list, Jenzano said. He did not know why
fvfcOonC'vi s c'ccntinu(i' its sponsorship r
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Autumn provides an excellent opportunity to sit among fallen leaves and
enjoy crisp sunshiny days. The. great weather allows students a chance
to take in natural beauty while cramming before that big test. Here,
freshman Elizabeth Holden, from Silva, N.C., studies Chem II amid trees
behind New West.
WASHINGTON (AP) The outgoing
Democratic-controlled 95th Congress, embarking
on a lame-duck session, junked plans Wednesday '
for consideration of a tax cut backed by President
elect Ronald Reagan.
Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly against
even bringing the tax cut bill to the floor a
measure House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill
announced President Carter was prepared to veto if
it reached his desk.
Leaders promised that the session the first
postelection meeting of Congress in a presidential
election year in 32 years would be brief, with a
Later in the day, O'Neill and Senate Majority
Leader Robert Byrd met and agreed to recess the
lame-duck session no later than Dec. 5.
Appropriations bills not passed by that date would
be simply lumped into an emergency spending
measure and passed in that form, said O'Neill
spokesman Gary Hymel.
Although congressional Republicans were still
pressing for enactment of a tax cut this year, the
proposal was - virtually buried at least until
1931 when Senate Democrats voted in a closed
door. caucus against bringing it to the Senate floor. '
At the same time, O'Neill told reporters he had
discussed ' the tax-cut proposal with Carter in a
Monday evening phone conversation. "The
president told me he would veto a tax bill were it to
reach his desk. He said it would be inflationary,"
O'Neill said. .
Republicans apparently will have to wait until
next year before pushing the kind of tax cut that
Reagan has made the centerpiece of his economic
"We felt Mr. Rergan ou;ht to have his time at
bat," Byrd told reporters after the Senate caucus
Byrd had previously favored an immediate tax
cut but said he charged his mind after talking to
the president and assessing the situation in the
House where there never was much support for
the tax cut proposal.
. Democratic leaders said they anticipated the
lame-duck session would be over in several weeks,
probably shortly after Thanksgiving.
No major new legislation is expected to be
approved, beyond needed budget and
appropriations bills and several measures already
well cn the way toward passage, O'Neill said.
Meanwhile, the speaker, who becomes his party's
highest-ranking elected official once Republicans
take over both the White House and the Senate in
January, said rebuilding the Democratic Party
would require a dynamic figure as party chairman.
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By KERRY DEROCHI
An ARA food service official said
Wednesday - he would support the total
renovation of Lenior Hall into a complete
dining service because of bad conditions in
the University food service facilities.
In a meeting with the Food Service
Advisory Committee, ARA Director " Dan
Ramage said the present renovation plans for
just the Pine Room Cafeteria could alleviate
its crowded conditions,' but would not
enhance its overall food service to the
"The basic assumption of the committee is
to provide quality and full food service
support to the students on campus," Ramage
said after the meeting. "This is the most
decrepit facility I have seen in a university."
Lenior Hall currently houses the Pine
Room, the art school and the Air Force
ROTC. The art school students will move
into a new building in the fall of 1933 which
will create a vacancy.
Renovation plans include the conversion'
of storage space in the Pine Room to seating
areas to provide additional seats. Ramage
estimated that work on the project would
begin in the spring. The Pine Room serves
1,300-students -daring: the lunch hour tut It
only has facilities for 1,100. Ramage said the
extra 100 seats could help alleviate the
He said because the committee wished to
upgrade the quality of food service available
to students, it would have to consider
increasing the facilities.
"To maximize use, we need to upgrade as
much as possible," Ramage said. "We can
do a much better job, but we need facilities."
The committee discussed the possible
methods of financing the renovation.
Ramage said he did not believe ARA would
pay for any of the changes because it had
already invested $100,000 in service changes.
Committee member Alisa Breedlove said
her main concern was the student need for
the expanded facilities.
'""""The thing that li'moit important is what
students want and need over what is possible
and feasible," Breedlove said. "In talking
with them, most of them are saying improve
what you can in what you have."
Student Body President Bob Saun
agreed with Breedlove that the students need
to have the final decision on the question of
"If they want to finance the renovation
through a mandatory meal plan or a building
fee or any funding proposal that is
unacceptable to students, I am totally against
the renovation of Lenoir Hall," Saunders
said. "In fact, it's my opinion the funding"
proposal should be discussed and even voted
on by the student body.
"The best way to determine the demand of
students for a. ;1;t food sen-ice fa; Hit y n tr
sec how much they arc -willing to finance it,"
Because no definite proposals were drawn
up .by the committee, the committee's
chairman. Professor Douglas Elvers of the
business school, suggested the committee
discuss the ideas at the next meeting.
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By LAURA CARTER
Staff VV riser
A stoplight soon will be installed at
the crosswalk in the middle of Franklin
Street across from the NCNB Plaza,
despite the protests of both UNC
Student Government and some disabled
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted
5-4 Monday night not to reconsider its
proposal to install the light. The vote to
install the light was taken late this past
summer, and the vote Monday night
upheld the earlier decision.
Student Government representatives
presented a petition with AZ0 signatures
to the council opposing the light.
Ruthle- Leaver, a member cf the
Student Government Committee cn
Town Affairs, said the students objected
to the mid-block light because it would
ruin the village atmosphere along
Franklin Street and hinder handicapped
and blind students who use the
Another cf Leaver's objections was
that the proposal was passed this
summer v. hi!: the students were cut cf
town end that it was pav.ed along with
the proposal to put a crosswalk and light
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Lane crossi": ihould have been fre-ted
as two separate uvurs. Leaver sa'J.
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they want." Lecr said. "It really
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