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Thursday, July SO, 1C31 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Staff photo by Scott Sharpe
Lfce the fairy tale of the Pied Piper who bewitched the village's small
children with his magical, mystical flute, musician John Root captivat
the imagination of Chapel Hill children and parents alike as he demon
strates various woodwind Instruments on Franklin Street
'. By KIM ADAMS
UNC baseball star Joe Reto underwent
successful surgery Tuesday night at Nth
Carolina Memorial Hospital. The All-Atlantic
Coast Conference first baseman-designated
hitter was paralyzed last weekend in a traffic
"Doctors say the operation went well, but
that Reto is still paralyzed from the middle
of his chest down," hospital spokesman Dick
"The operation was to stabilize his neck in
thearea of the fracture. Slivers of bone from
his pelvis were wired to either side of the
spinal column in his neck, bridging the area
"T his will eventually become fused to the
spinal column and give some stability to the
spinal column," Broom said.
Reto is coming out of the coma he had
been in since the accident. Broom said that
just before he went into surgery, doctors re
ported that Reto "seemed to be gradually re
gaining consciousness. He opened his eyes
and he moved slightly," Broom said. "He's
moving his arms a little."
"The baseball team would like to request
that everyone keep Joe in their thoughts,"
head baseball coach Mike Roberts said. "We
hope that he continues to improve and we
appreciate all the calls we have gotten from
people who are concerned about him."
Reto remains in intensive care and in ser
ious condition at the hospital, although his
vital signs are stable. Broom said.
The 20-year-old Brielle, N.J., native suffered
an anterior subluxation of the sixth cervical
vertebra. Dr. Joseph DeWalt said the spinal
injury was almost identical to the injury suf-
fered by former UNC football player Steve
Streater last April.
"We think the paralysis will be perma
nent." DeWalt said. "When paralysis occurs
at the time of the injury it is a bad prognostic
sign. Based on the fact that the paralysis was
immediate... the possibilities of Mr. Retoever
walking again are indeed remote."
Aside from the spinal injury, Reto suffered
a blow to the head that caused a cerebral
adema, which is a swelling of the brain. The
swelling probably caused the coma, DeWalt
DeWalt also said that the type of injuries
that Streater and Reto suf fered' are not un
usual in car accidents. Another athlete. Ind-
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By ANN MURPHY
Funds available for students seeking financial aid will be
limited for1981-82. Eleanor Morris, director of the University's
Student Aid office, said that because of President Reagan's
budget reductions the University will be given less federal
money to distribute to the various aid programs.
Morris said that work study grants were cut by $15,000
from $650,000 last year to $835,000 this year, and money for
the National Direct Student Loan Program was cut from
$1.65 million to $1.22 million which makes a total cut of
$429,000 for the NDSLP loan. In addition, each student will
receive $CQ less than what was hoped for Basic Educational
Opportunity Grants, Morris said.
"We know that the funds are going to be limited for next
year," she said. "At present, the federal funds are the only
ones that we know are be ins reduced."
Morris said all undergraduates who applied for financial
aid by April 1 would have no problems receiving aid. "Cut
they must have sent all significant documents in on time,"
Nearly 700 undergraduates applied for financial aid on
time, but have net sent all the necessary papers to the
University. "We're not saying these students won't receive
awards just that the money will be delayed," she said.
Morris said the overall impact of Reagan's funding cuts
will make less money available to the University. "We will
just have to make the money we do have go further, but
students who applied for aid late probably won't get help."
In addition to decreasing funds available to students, tut
tion costs are expected to increase this year. The Board of
Covernors will vote Friday on a nine percent increase for in
state tuition and a 20 percent rise in out-of-state tuition.
Associate Director of Admissions Margaret Folger said a
decrease in enrollment was not expected, although the
Office of Admissions "has been worrying about it all year."
Any effects on undergraduate enrollment due to increased
tuition would probably not be felt until 1932, Folger said.
"The graduate and professional schools will be the first
ones affected this year" she said.
Morris said the graduate and professional students were
told that undergraduate aid applicants would be given
"I don't think we will be able to help any one of them
(graduates and professionals!,' she said. "It will be after
school starts this fall before we will know for sure."