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Wednesday, August 26, 1981 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By ELAINE McCLATCHEY
DTH Staff Writer
Students who cannot find their books on Student Stores
shelves or who had to sell old books to Student Stores for
a minimal price may have been the victims of professors
who waited until the last minute to order books, Univer
sity Services Committee Chairman Donald Beeson said
The University Services Committee of Student Gov
ernment is currently working on a project to find out
how much money students lose because of late book
When a professor procrastinates on book orders, not
only does he inconvenience his present class, he also
causes his former students to lose money, Beeson said.
The Student Stores buy-back policy is to pay half price
for hardback books and one-third of the price for paper
back books that will be used the next semester. Books
not being used the next semester are usually bought for
wholesale price which is one-tenth to one-fifth of the list
price. Student Stores cannot give a student a buy-back
price until a professor reorders the book.
Beeson said the deadline for book orders was April 6.
Many professors did not meet the first deadline and a
few professors did not get orders in until two weeks be-,
fore classes started this fall, Beeson said.
The study will estimate how many students who sold
books back did not receive as much money as they would
have if their professors had turned in orders in time.
By comparing a buyback list published May 8 to an
updated list published in August, Beeson said the com
mittee would record all the books that were reordered
late. Using the number of students enrolled in each
course, the committee will estimate how many attempted
to sell their books back, Beeson said.
Multiplying the estimated number of students who
tried to resell their books by the difference between a
buyback and wholesale price, Beeson said they would
compute a total number of dollars lost be late book
orders for spring semester 1981.
The report should be finished in early September,
The situation for blind students trying to get taped
materials is even worse, Beeson said. It takes the blind
students six to eight weeks to get taped materials and if a
professor waits until the first of July, the blind student
will not have the tape of the book until September,
Several students standing in line Tuesday at Student
Stores had faced the problem of waiting for a book to
Jane Hecker, a junior, said she had had to wait for
books several times for various classes. "This semester
I've been lucky," she said, "I found them all."
A freshman history 21 student, Jackie Howerton, said
one book she needed would not be in until September
15. The book was just ordered last week, she added.
Beeson said while working at the information desk in
Student Stores, he had heard many complaints about
books not being in.
"It's infuriating," Beeson" said,
One student reported that the professor said the books
were in when he had not even ordered the book.
Some books were ordered only two weeks ago and
students were being given assignments in books that were 1
just ordered, Beeson said.
If the book has been ordered, it will be listed on the
blue cards in the professor's section of the class, Beeson .
said. It will not have a price listed unless it has been
received. If there is no card for the book, the professor
has not ordered the book yet. The computer prints out
the cards as the orders'come in, he said.
Student Stores would be able to sell more used books
if professors got their orders in, Beeson said. Student
Stores sends orders to used book companies in the spring.
More used books could be ordered if .the forms were in.
The book companies run out of used books by the time
the last order forms reach them.
Beeson said that after finishing the report on the cost
of late book orders, he plans to study edition changes.
Although some departments change editions for legiti
mate reasons, some are unjustified, Beeson said;
Brent Clark, Beeson's assistant, said there was also a
big problem with professors getting too much leeway on
which book to use for a course.
Clark said book selection should be more standardized
for the same course so that every section of a class does
not have a different book. , ;
Beeson said the English department has a good way of
handling this problem. Each teaching assistant has a
choice of three or four texts for a course but he does not
have a free rein, Beeson said.
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From staff and wire reports
RALEIGH State Sen. Charles E. Vickery,
D-O range, has faced the revocation of his
driver's license five times since September, but
has never given it up, reports said Tuesday.
According to newspaper reports, Vickery
delayed the surrender of his license the first three
times it was revoked by promising to attend a
remedial driving school. While the state Highway
Patrol says it may have been negligent in failing
to pick up the license, state officials did not feel
any favoritism was involved.
Vickery said Monday that his license should
not have been revoked for accumulating 12 bad
driving points because one speeding conviction
should not have been charged against him.v '.
"I never told an officer, 'Please don't take my
license-'-" h" smrl " IF -thv-w5int it fliw rsn
come and get it. I'm not a person who Is general
- ly hard to find." Vickery could not be reached for
comment Tuesday, however.
Elbert L. Peters Jr., commissioner of motor
vehicles; said, "We do not really see where we did
any more for him than we would have for any
other citizen who had come in and asked for
reassignment to the remedial clinic."
But the Division of Motor Vehicles contends
Vickery attended only one of four required driv- .
ing class sessions. Vickery himself says he attended
only three of the four. The class must be com
pleted in order for a driver to have three points
removed from his record.
Records at the DMV show that Vickery's
license was revoked for the fourth and fifth times
for an overlapping period that ran from May 8
through July, 17, but the Highway Patrol failed
to pick up his license.
But because his latest period of revocation has
expired, Vickery may pay a $25 license restora
tion fee and be issued a valid license.
"Our man perhaps has egg on his face for not
taking the license initially," said Capt. O.R.
McKinney, troop commander in Greensboro.
McKinney said the pickup order was assigned
to Trooper Barry R. LaBlanc.
"He (LaBlanc) informs me that he has been in
contact with Mr. Vickery on three occasions,"
McKinney said. "I believe ... he (Vickery) told
him tLaBlahc);Jhe should have received a remis
siori order, that the matter had been taken care
of."" - .
Burley B. Mitchell, secretary of crime control
and public safety, said that Vickery gained no ad
vantage by the patrol's failure to pick up his
"If he drove on it, it was unlawful," he said.
When Vickery was asked Monday if he had
stopped driving while his license was revoked, he
said, "Being a good lawyer, I need to examine
my record and see if it's what you say it is before
I tell you that."
Those records show that since August 1977,
Vickery has been convicted of speeding in
Shelby, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Siler City, New
Bern, Clinton and twice in Warrenton.
Checks in Warrenton and Shelby showed that
Vickery had pleaded guilty to counts Of speeding
in those towns. According to Ann Davis, clerk of
Superior Court in Warrenton, Vickery was found
guilty in August 1977 and March 1979 of speeding
and was fined $10 in each case. -
He was found guilty of speeding 69 in a 55-mile
zone in Shelby and had to pay $27, a Qeveland
County official said Tuesday.
Whim p rogre &
Fund raioing efforts for new coliseum successful
By STEPHANIE GRAHAM
DTH Staff Writer
What once seemed only a dream to ticket
hungry Carolina basketball fans, may soon
be a reality. Fund raising efforts for a pro
posed 22,000-seat coliseum have gone so well
that officials are hopeful that construction
may begin soon.
"We have raised approximately half of the
$30 million needed," said Ernie Williamson,
director of the UNC Educational Foundation.
"If things stay on schedule we could break
ground next March."
The facility, which would replace the
10,000-seat Carmichael Auditorium for
many activities, is being financed completely
from private donations. Almost all those do
nations are from the Educational Founda
tion, also known as the Ram's Club.
A contribution of $5,000 enables the do
nator to purchase two season tickets each
fall, while $10,000 will buy four seats. Big
spenders who give $25,000 will be entitled to
four box seats, and those that give even more
can buy more seats on a scaled basis.
Two contributions of more than $1 million
have already been received. One came Trom
an anonymous source.
The new coliseum will give some people
their, first opportunity to see Carolina bas
ketball in Chapel Hill. There have not been
enough tickets in the past to meet the de
mand during the successful Dean Smith era.
While Carmichael was considered a huge im
provement when it was built in 1966, it could
not accommodate the popularity of ACC
"Another advantage to a contributor will
be the fact that this donation will give his
heirs the same right to purchase tickets in the
future," Williamson said.
UNC Athletic Director John Swofford
said he also was pleased with the fund raising
"Over $13 million has been raised in the
time frame of one year," Swofford said.
"The response has been outstanding from
both alumni and fans."
A tremendous effort from Swofford and
Williamson along with construction chair-
Construction of the new coliseum may begin as soon as March
man Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles and coach
Dean Smith has been essential to the first
The four traveled to more than 35 meetings
in the spring and summer to promote the
new coliseum. An audio-visual presentation
narrated by UNC graduate, and CBS com
mentator Charles Kuralt was shown to in
terested Ram's Club members. The meetings
were not limited to North Carolina.
"The program was presented in Atlanta,
New York City and Washington, D.C.,"
Swofford said. "Generally, however, we
have concentrated our activities in this
Both Swofford and Williamson stressed
that the coliseum would benefit more than
just UNC alumni and supporters.
"There are several favorable aspects to
building the coliseum," Williamson said.
"Local businesses are anxious to see it built
because of the people it will bring into
Chapel Hill. Students and faculty members
will enjoy it because so many more will be
able to attend games."
The building will do more than showcase
future Tar Heel basketball teams. Besides
providing more physical education facilities,
it will serve as a student activities center.
"The Carolina Union will be able to bring
in more quality bands because of the large
seating capacity and the acoustics which will
be a big improvement over Carmichael,"
Swofford said. "The building will also be a
place where events such as Commencement
can be held more comfortably."
Though the movement to build the coli
seum has gotten off to an auspicious start,
Swofford said he knew the work was not . 1
' "We spent August organizing efforts for
fund raising from September to December,"
he noted. "We will be calling more people
and holding more individual meetings."
At the halfway mark, Swofford and
Williamson said they were confident that the
positive response would continue until all the
money was raised and the facility was com- .
"If everything goes well, the building
should be completed by the 1984-1985 sea
son," Williamson said. "This year's fresh
men should be the first to use the coliseum."
.BeffMo Sadat talk
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The Associated Press
. ALEXANDRIA, Egypt President Anwar Sadat
and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, sitting
down together for the first time since Israel's air
strikes into Lebanon and Iraq, sought common
ground Tuesday to resume stalemated talks on Pal
Sadat and Begin began their two-day summit Tues
day night at the Egyptian president's Mediterranean
seaside villa. ,
Sadat broke off the Israeli-Egyptian talks on Pal
' 'estinian autonomymoiiths ago' after the Israeli Par-'
liament declared all of Jerusalem, including its occu
pied eastern sector, as Israel's eternal capital.
The negotiations, mediated by the United States,
were aimed at giving some form of self-rule to the 1 .2
million Palestinian Arabs living in the Israeli-occupied
West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip.
At the Alexandria summit, Israeli officials said,
Begin would call for resumption of the talks, which
Egypt's Foreign Minister Kamal Hassan Ali has said
are at a dead end, and would demand that Egypt im
prove the quality of its relations with Israel.
Egyptian sources said Sadat would ask Begin to
"show the world, by some sort of act," that Israel is
sincere about self-rule. They suggested what is needed
are further gestures toward the Palestinians like this
month's lifting of security roadblocks in the Gaza Strip.
When he visited President Ronald Reagan in Wash
ington, Sadat suggested the U.S. government begin
talking to the Palestine Liberation Organization to
help settle the Mideast impasse. But Reagan rejected
that, and Begin has since reiterated Israel's policy of
not dealing with the PLO.
In two years of negotiations, Egypt and Israel
agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian council
in the West Bank and Gaza, but failed to agree on
how much power it should have, whether Jiast Jeru
salem Arabs could vote for it, or how to apportion
Western diplomatic sources say the Begin-Sadat re
lationship has become strained in recent months.
Sadat criticized Israel for the June 7 bombing raid
on the Iraqi nuclear project near Baghdad, which oc
curred three days after the last Begin-Sadat summit,
and for its raid on Palestinian-controlled areas of
Beirut, Lbaaonf last months -
The Israelis say that ""after: the" Baghdad bombing,
the Cairo government halted progress toward full
normalization of Israeli-Egyptian relations as envi
sioned in the 1979 peace treaty between the two na
tions. They maintain Sadat should not allow outside
considerations to affect the Egyptian-Israeli relation
ship. Egyptian officials say Israel's military actions were
an embarrassment to Sadat and ammunition for
his Arab enemies at a time when Egypt was trying
quietly to patch up relations with other Arab states.
Egyptian officials deny they have halted the normali
Egyptian sources said they doubted any major
agreements would result from the Alexandria summit.
"There are too many things going on in the region,
and Begin is going to see Reagan is September," said
one well-placed Egyptian, alluding to the frail Israeli
Palestinian cease-fire and other tension in Lebanon.
Anything accomplished here probably would not
be disclosed until after Begin met with Reagan next
month, the sources said.
Orange County crime stoppers
p rogram to b egin in No v ember
By JOHN CONWAY
DTH Staff Writer
The Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of
Commerce is working with the Chapel Hill Police
Department, the Carrboro police, UNC security and
the Orange County Sheriffs Department to establish
a "crime stoppers" program.
. The program would provide cash rewards to indi
viduals furnishing information leading to the arrest
and indictment of people committing local crimes.
Citizens giving tips to the police department would be
able to remain anonymous.
Bill Hearns, director Of the Greater Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, said the program
would become operational by early November. Cur
rently, the Crime Stoppers Committee, composed of
local law enforcement officers, is in the process of
appointing a board of directors.
The directors, Hearns said, will come from all levels .
of the community and will serve twelve-month terms.
The board will have responsibility for reviewing in
formation obtained and deciding how much money,
if any, will be dispensed.
The board will also obtain donations from the pri
vate business sector for the crime stoppers fund.
"This program makes it easy for a person to turn ,
in information on a crime," Hearns said.
He said informants have been reluctant to give tips
became they may be suspected of committing the
Captain Lindy Pendergrass of the Chapel Hill po
lice said that the local media were cooperating in ad
ministering the program. They will feature a "crime
of the week" and will ask citizens with pertinent in
formation to call a specialist-manned phone line.
Citizens who call the crime stoppers line will be as
signed an identification number. If the information
leads to an arrest and indictment, the board of direc
tors will decide on the amount of money to be allo
cated. Amounts range from $100 to $1 ,000, depending on
the value of the information. The media will then ask
for that citizen, identified by his number, to call
Crime Stoppers. A location designated by the infor
mant will be named and the money delivered.
The crime stoppers program is not a new concept.
It began five years ago in Albuquerque, N.M. Since
then, thousands of communities around the nation
have adopted similar programs. Crime Stoppers has
developed into a statewide and national organization.
Sgt. Raymond Greer, director of the Statesville
Crime Stoppers program, said the idea originated
from Greg MacAleese of the Albuquerque Police
His program achieved enough success to inspire
other law enforcement agencies to develop similar
programs. On Dec. 15, 1980, Statesville established
the first chartered Crime Stoppers program in North
" We've been able to put four serious felons behind
bars, and I would call that pretty successful," Greer
said. Statesville police have recovered over $12,000 in
stolen merchandise and $600 in narcotics because of
Crime Stoppers, he said.
Statesville's Crime Stoppers Board of Directors has
paid $2,450 to citizens since the program began, in
cluding $2,000 awarded recently to two informants
who helped to solve a rape case in Statesville.
"Sometimes I wonder if I'm in the wrong
business," Greer said. "Maybe 1 ought to become an'
Greensboro has achieved outstanding success with
its program, according to a Crime Stoppers spokes
man. Although that city's program began only seven
months ago, Greensboro police have made arrests in
190 cases of 350 investigated since its beginning.
Those included assault, armed robbery, auto theft,
forgerylarceny, fugitives (1 1 thus far apprehended),
narcotics, rape and vice. .
A total of $56,000 in stolen property has been re
covered. . Since April 13, Winston-Salem police have made
150 arrests in cooperation with Crime Stoppers. John
Reaves of the Winston-Salem Police Department said
that $27,000 worth of goods and narcotics had been
recovered, and an armed robbery case was cleared a
few days ago.
Reaves said Crime Stoppers had enjoyed great suc
cess because it had started a trend of police and public
cooperation in reducing crime.