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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, April 03, 1981, Page 1, Image 1

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rTv- . r i t , , j t i i ' - I j Fair and sunny today with light winds and a high near 82. Chance of rain is 0 percent. After e'i the vicious calls we got for filling in the sacred cross word puzzle Wednesday, we present it in an accessible spot: the editorial page. fc- Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Vslurr.o CO, fssua I. 5 A ,J Friday, April 3, 1001 Chspel .H'.II, f.'crth Cro!!na NawsSportsArts 933-0245 Busmes&jAdvartismg 933-1 163 t s 31 s ' rft critic i , - i u i!inn j.aj S i v V i. it M f ! V! nil ; C 7? ! 5 ? i i ; '1 5 1 ' J i 1 - ,-? W 1- S f Dy KATHY PITMAN SStff Writer North Carolina's Medicaid program and other state-funded programs may undergo major reduc tions as a result of recently proposed legislation. The legislation, which calls for cuts of more than $29 million in human resources spending in the state, is designed to anticipate federal cutback in state funds. The state legislative budget panel's recommended cuts amount to 5.4 percent of human resources spending in 1931-82 and 8 percent in 1982-83. A spokesman for the Office of Management and Dudget, David Nexon, said the effects that national budget cuts would have on North Carolina depended upon the growth of the state. The federal budget only allows for a 5 percent growth rate, Nexon said, and if the state's total funding for Medicaid grows faster than 5 percent in 1931-82, it would be affected by the national budget cuts. 'lf the state doesn't grow, it won't be hurt," he said. North Carolina's projected rate of growth for 1931-82 is between 15 and 20 percent, said Barbara Matula, a spokesman for the Division of Medical Assistance. This expected rate of growth is well above the federal budget's 5 percent allowance. According to the report of the state's Joint Appropriations Comniission on Human Resources, the cuts are recommended only if federal funds are cut. "Contingency reductions in the Medicaid pro gram are for consideration if federal funds are cut off due to a 5 percent cap," the report said. June Milby, information officer for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, said the cuts were listed in order of priority instead of by category. This means that certain cuts, such as the elimination of coverage for the medically needy, .are placed at the bottom of the list the last programs to be cut. Some of the first priorities include the elimina tion of administrative and staff positions at many state and federal agencies. Also included are the phasing out of state sup port to the Confederate Women's Home in Fayetteville, McCain Hospital in Hoke County, the Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center in Butner, Samarkand Manor Training School in Moore County and the Oxford Orphanage. "We have a pretty good idea of how much money we're going to lose," Matula said. She said that in 1982 spending for the Medicaid program in North Carolina would have to be cut back $58 million because of the decrease in federal funds. The federal government presently matches 68 cents for every state dollar spent on Medicaid. Jim Johnson, a fiscal analyst who helped write the recommendation, said there was a lot of un certainty in Washington about the Medicaid issue. "It will take some time to reach a decision," he said. . Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, has been in basic agreement with Reagan's proposed budget cuts' and has advocated that even more cuts may. be necessary. "Ironically, some citizens have concluded that .the president may not be proposing enough re ductions. They may be right; in fact I am inclined to believe they are," Helms said. Sen. John East, R-N.C, is generally supportive of the overall budget. Brent Hackney, a spokesman for Gov. Jim Hunt, said Hunt was satisfied that the budget he sent to the General Assembly earlier this year ; would adequately cover any federal reductions. "He (Hunt) does not feel like additional cuts are necessary," Hackney said. Hunt's budget cuts only include cuts in administrative personnel, and Hackney estimated that the recommended state cuts were about $200 million more than Hunt's proposed reductions. Although Hunt supported Reagan's efforts to balance the budget, he testified before a con gressional subcommittee in March that giving the states more flexibility would result in cost savings twice the amount proposed by the Reagan ad ministration. Hunt, who is opposed to cuts in education, child care and nutrition, expressed his concern over the Reagan administration approach to "ar bitrarily and drastically limiting the amount of federal dollars supporting this program." Other recommendations made by the panel in cluded freezing the rate at which health care pro viders are being reimbursed for services to needy patients, cutting back reimbursement to patients for drugs and eliminating Medicaid coverage for 18- to 21 -year-olds under the Aid to Families.with Dependent Children program. Other recommended funding cuts would re strict dental services covered by Medicaid and limit hospital stays. - SsbceSs approve . 7! . plans; m ktezngmn triumph The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate handed President Ronald Reagan the biggest legislative triumph of his young administra tion Thursday night, voting overwhelming approval of a plan to force $87 billion in budget cuts over the next three years. The bill, attacked by outnumbered liberals as a desertion of the nation's needy but hailed by Republicans and most Demo crats as a historic turning point in the battle to control spending, passed on a vote of 88-10. "This is a first and major installment in fiscal responsibility," Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said of the measure, which calls for savings of $2.3 billion this year,' $36.9 billion in 1982 and $47.7 billion in 1983. The bill follows Reagan's own proposals for cuts virtually dollar-for-dollar. Its passage came with unusual swiftness, less than a month after ths president delivered his final recommen dations" to Congress on March 107:' ' '-' " v-r-' ': f-.v- But in addition to being a triumph for the president, the measure represented an achievement for the Republicans, who used their new majority in the Senate to reject more than two dozen Democratic attempts to restore cuts in their favorite social programs. Shortly before the final vote, Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif blasted the package, with deep cuts in social programs such as jobless, food stamp and education benefits, as "cruel aban donment" of the nation's needy. Complaining about "hardened Republican hearts," he said, "Republican rigidity won the day. But the Republican victory may be a costly victory for the nation." The measure, which orders congressional committees to make the cuts in programs under their control, now goes to the House, where Domenici virtually challenged majority Democrats to follow suit. "I think the U.S. House will have to respond not only with quick action ... but I think they will also have to take a look at the size." . The Senate took its action as one key House Republican said, "We have an opportunity to win" in the House, too, despite the Democratic majority. DtH Man Cooper ROTC 'baptism9 A cadet group commander in the Air Force ROTC, senior KaHa D. Jordan has just gone through traditional "Baptism" given to out-going group commanders. Jordan's "baptism" occurred during Air Force ROTC Field Day Thursday. I ! i f O j H fr Tj (ft) ft) ka acuta ' tm j 1 . V.' TL im nm Vki J rt Urn i 7i rr 'j oo lute: to. find summer work in -Chapel. Mill ty NANCY DAVIS Staff Writer If you haven't gotten a summer job yet, you may net find one in Chapel Hill. The summer job market in Chspcl Hill is tight. "If you haven't started looking by now it's going to take a lot of energy and a lot of initiative to ret a job at this point particularly one that wiil give you career experience," said Ruth Bernstein, director of the Prc-Carccr Ex perience Program at the University Counseling Center. Most epplication deadlines for summer jobs offering career experience come before March, The large number of students wanting-to work puts a heavy burden on the Che. pel Hill iLfC2 I - jrn't cn sr Jl I' or cxirnp,, on company in the Research Triangle'Park ets 100 applicants for every po-on. What all this means for the ambitious student who wsnts a good-paying summer job and career experience is that he'll probably have to chooc one or the other. "Students preferences are tUsys course vveik-rcb'.eJ, tut they usually f.:-v that state ment with, 'I need a job, t! - V ' said Caroline Ixney, si:pcrt-or rf tl e C spcl Hill r.mr!o:r.er:t Security Co::ar' ' Students who want money . j c. r.rr experi ence will probably te forced to l k for two job--., llernsfein suij. Tor ex: : ; a '.tudent in the Sd.cK.1 cf Social Work t ' t t lea r--tl;::e waiter cr waitress jab tl j t ; -J vclurv t . r to wc-rk v. - h Tree 1 1 ? : a 1. . e for ucul'a! icens, daring the day, Hetmtei: ia'JL I' J : C tCT. i.h 4 PiCuJrnt !lf..a;ri5 t'ueb-et cutv bvca'l h;'J the job :.:! I :r.ry v.i !. "ttrfy.-t ate tf)ii t wl.h wf.-t ii.ry hac. M te taUf a fewer summer jobs for students, Bernstein said. The Department of Health and Human Services, which usually hires the largest number of sum mer employees, will not be hiring this summer. On the other hand, the Department of De fense is hiring, Bernstein said. The Department of the Army at the Research Triangle Park offered three summer internships this year. Because Chapel Hill's population dwindles in the summer, demand for workers also drops off, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Hearn said. But, a large number of semi nars, basketball camps and the like keep busi ness from dwindling, said SheUon Henderson, owner of the Shrunken Head Boutique on Franklin Street. j Adding a more optimistic note, Hearn said some jobs might open when students leave for the summer. Another possibility is that employers might cut back on permanent workers to hire cheaper temporary summer employees. Students can offer creative and energetic work for a lower wage, Bernstein saidi Laney and Bernstein advised students still looking for work to check with major businesses in the area and the Employment Security Com mission. The newspaper is a good source for finding jobs that pay well, said Berstein. i' If hi 71 DyTI-DAVXKY Staff Writer Several graduating seniors listed recent bud jet cuts as a major cause of the ti, ht market they have met during their searches for jobs in an informal survey conducted by The Daily Tar lied Wednesday and Thursday. "The jobs ta Health Administration are fed erally funded, and with the buJ-ct cuts and hiring free?es, rny friends arc having a hard 'time finding jobs," sJJ Beverly Npper, a senior Health Ad.T.inhtratiori major from I'talel'h. lharhon Srr'ef, an IX ".h and psychology ajor from Crei-r.b-oro, s-.id the cuts had made fople afraid to hire. She ta! J a lot of ccmpa es had cut I ack c;i the na:nher cf interviews t. ; . ... . .lions, laid .t'.-r.ois tr.akctablhty i!vhaitevnaffecteJ r, lookioi fur a job m p; r h;is rotten Ma lot of mashes "if you're interviewing poorly, or you dress inappropriately, you may not get a job after graduation," Luten said. To help students improve in these areas, the service is offering V. or i .shops cn rcoame-wrlrir.g and on interviewing, he ai J. Another factor affecting students chances . of getting a job has been their major's market ability, Deer.3 Cain, a nursing major from Fayetteville, said she was offered a portion at N.C. Memorial Hot pita! recently. "All the people I know in nursing found it really ea.,y to get a job," she said. Char from Charlotte, sa'J the ind-astrial relations market hid teen ti.-:ht. "111 probably have ?a place in something lets than whit I'm trained for." he said. 1 r II t: ir d:Ht at wnfin-g fetumes h i..:t:: Ton? l i.?en, a . lo.-d el ! i frre.'e fider.l l.irin. l.f I? I ! :nt Servo J S . .s i v .. ; " -a ' " ! t' er .:: i c-. . : 1 r i r fro.m it les i b );t. 'llllJloIS CIhloUTCDlallS "TI)ij?Dfir3M ; By JONATHAN RICH SUff Writer The Student Affairs and Rules and Judiciary com mittees of the Campus Governing Council issued to the Finance (Lommlttee Thursday their qualitative evaluation of the programs for which different organizations have requested funding after a week of reviewing the programs. The report, which ranks and com ments on each of the group's programs, will be used during the next three weeks by the Finance Committee in determin ing a recommended allocation for each organization. ; Top priority in the ranking was given to programs the subcommittees deter mined would reach the greatest number programs viewed by the subcom . mittees as educating students to services offered on campus. "I think the common Carolina stu 'dent would evaluate the programs the same way the subcommittees did," said CGC Speaker ElChino Martin. "Be cause the Council is all new they have no biases toward any organizations." Because of this, Martin said he felt the report was a fair evaluation. Along with reaching a broad range of students, the programs ranked of highest priority were programs consid ered essential to the campus. Those programs are the Election Board, the Media Board, WXYC, the Judicial Branch and several publications that are considered to reach a broad group of students. SHE magazine, and Women 's Resource Handbook, Black Ink, The Franklin Street Gourmet, The South ern Part of Heaven, the Carolina Gay Association's Orientation Brochure, the Residence Hall Associa iion Newsletter, the Rape and Assault Prevention Escort service pamphlet and The Phoenix all fall under this ranking. About The Phoenix, the newest campus publica tion. Rules and Judiciary Chairperson Donald Munro said, "It is a high caliber publication dedicated to vov. Vnr I Martin r Vandenbergh in-depth investigative reporting on issues not covered in existing UNC publications.' i Other publications such as the Yackety Yack, Cellar Door and the Carolina Quarterly ranked somewhat lower because they have alternative means to acquire funds, according to the report. The sub--committees also took into consideration that although these publications involve a small group of students ' y ; they bring recognition to the University. ) The Carolina Course Review and Phi Eta Sigma's course evaluation were ranked low in the report because of their perceived limited means of evaluating courses and instructors. The Carolina Symposium's speaker program and the North Carolina Stu dent Legislation's annual Chapel Hill session received high rankings because :cf 'their ' traditions bTaBenand past records of high attendance. The programs that the subcommittee determined had a narrow scope of in terest among students and tended to overlap with other organizations' pro grams were listed as lowest priority, said David Hopkins of District 4. The Stu dent Government's National Achieve ment weekend, the CGA's Spring Cul tural Event, the Carolina Athletic Association's publicity for Homecom ing and RHA Week were on this list. Receiving this report for the Finance Committee, Chairperson Mike Vanden bergh said that it would be valuable in the areas of highest and lowest ranking. 'The report will help us move quicker because we don't have to ask as many questions,' he said. "I am disappointed that some of the evaluations are not detailed enough. I think a closer evaluation of some of the programs would have been a greater help to us," he said, but added, "Overall, 1 think the report fulfilled its functions." Tom Morris, chairperson of the Student Affairs Committee, said he felt the ranking was consistent throughout the three subcommittees that reviewed the organizations programs. i If Dcuib U Kitchens delivers homo-baked goodies cnywhero in Chopd Hill so students can satisfy their cravings for a variety of cakes sral cookies Got a Gvcct' tooth? L- v j U7 j&Lj II Ly U vLk u i Ljis id ' t Vj ItACllLl. f' ..hIV itt v .. Net time jo-j have a yczsr'sz for in.nr cf Men f.': b if e rr - oh cf .'. e C ? v ' c" Vtc'-; r. J.. t t.'t c f rf ':t :..s and h:.e il -nsd.h.cred tj .r d - r. AC ".. :yl "-.? A.' I "MJli.'.' . it run c t r (' e I : : i c f i'.My V. , . . z: 1 Co'yV,. er. 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