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Tuesday, September 1, 1981The Daily Tar Heel3
Five charges filed im' rjpilh:t00h
By JANE FOY
' 1JTH SUff Writer
DURHAM An attempted escape from the Durham
County jail Sunday night resulted in charges being brought"
against five prisoners Monday afternoon, Durham County
Sheriff pill Allen said.
The attempt to escape the facility came after one of the
prisoners staged a seizure in order to attract the guards on
duty. Deputies went to his assistance, only to be overpowered
and locked in a cell by some of the inmates in the cell block,
Allen said. The prisoners were stopped before they were able
to leave the seventh floor jail area of the building.
"Six prisoners were involved, and five charges were made
this afternoon," Allen said. "Two prisoners were charged
with escape, and three were charged with escape and assault
with a deadly weapon on a police officer.' Allen said he ,
could not comment on why the sixth prisoner involved was
"This is the first attempted escape since we moved to the
new building in October of 1979," Allen said. The threat of
escape was much more of a problem in the old building
which did not have as many built-in security measure Hp
"The security measures are there to prevent this from hap
pening," Allen said. "This was just due to an officer not fol
lowing my instructions," he said.
"Officers are not supposed to go into a cell block with
their keys, and they are supposed to lock up all inmates be
fore entering a cell." This procedure apparently was not fol
lowed Sunday night, but Allen said no disciplinary action
was planned against any officer. ,
There were three officers covering the entire jail when the
attempt occurred Sunday night.
Prison officials met Monday afternoon to discuss the es
cape attempt, Lt. A.W. Clayton said.
According to reports by jail officials, no one was injured
in the attempted jailbreak, and as soon as word of the inci
dent was released, police said Durham public safety officials
surrounded the courthouse. Soon after, sheriffs deputies
arrived and entered the building. At one point, an officer's
shotgun accidentally discharged and blasted through win
dows on the floor below the jail.
A fire alarm souriUed during the attempt brought Durham
County firefighters to the scene along with law enforcement
U.S. Space Program
nirvey reveals local opinions
ConstFiiction iincleivay in CairtioFo
By STEVE GRIFFIN
DTH Staff Writer
Several development projects in the
Carrboro area, including a shopping cen
ter, two housing complexes, and a mile
long stregth of bicycle lanes, are currently
in various stages of completion.
A new shopping complex named the
Willow Creek Shopping Center will in
clude a Food Town, a Kerr Drug store
and a restaurant, in addition to a consid
erable amount of private office space.
The shopping center will be located at
the intersection of the N.C. 54 bypass and
Jones Ferry Road. Construction is sched
uled to begin this month for completion
in about one year.
A project including the construction of
townhouses, single family homes and
patio clusters will be known as Weather
Hill and will be located on Beachwood
Eight units in the complex, ranging in
price from $49,700 to $57,800, have al
ready been completed and sold, a spokes
man for Wells Management Group said.
He added that eight more units would
be completed in October as part of an
eight- to ten-year construction plan which
will eventually have a 400-family capacity.
Construction on a 64-unit condominium
complex named Brightwood Terrace,
which will be located on N.C. 54 across
from Royal Park Apartments, is sched
uled to begin on March 1.
. The six-story building will house retired
people and senior citizens. Each unit will
have a whirlpool bath and wheelchair ac
cess. The estimated cost for Brightwood
Terrace is $5.5 million.
. . The bicycle lane construction now in
progress on Jones Ferry Road from East
Main Street to Old Well Apartments will
be completed around Nov. 1 .
Carrboro Director of Public Works
Chris Peterson said the existing 20-foot- -wide
road would be widened eight feet on
each side when the project was completed.
Construction began in July, and the
cost for the project was estimated at
$155,000. A second phase of Carrboro's
attempt to accommodate cyclists will
begin in October.
Plans include the paving of a path from
the intersection of East Main and Weaver
Streets to the intersection of Cameron
Avenue and Merritt Mill Road. The cost
for that construction is estimated at
By JOHN HINTON
Special to The Daily Tar Heel
Federal budget cuts in social programs
have produced a mixed local reaction to
America's space program, according to
an informal survey taken recently.
The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration sent an unmanned probe,
Voyager 2, to take pictures of Jupiter and
Saturn this year. After orbiting Saturn
last week. Voyager 2 soared into space to
rendezvous with Uranus in 1986.
In the survey, conducted last week on
campus and on Franklin Street, respon
dents generally agreed that the nation's
space, program was necessary but felt that
the U.S. government should not fund the
program at. the expense of social pro
grams. ! . V '
Gwendolyn Hailey, a 19-year-old soph
omore from Greensboro, said the govern
ment should put more emphasis on social
programs. "The space program is impor
tant, but I find it ludicrous for the govern
ment tO ;be sending satellites into space
when people in the United States are star
Junior music major Kenny Lamm, 20,
said the administration should not neglect
the space program because it is a source
of national pride. "These days we need
all the national pride we can get," he said.
Lamm said the country should not neg
lect the social programs because , they
were as important as NASA programs.
But,, he said, "One (project) should not
be pursued at the expense of the other."
He added that advanced technology a
country obtained from the space program ,
could be useful in dealing with the na
Chapel Hill resident Brenda Sanders
said, the money for the space programs
should go toward the social programs. "I
am not totally against the space program,
but we should not deprive outselves here
on earth , for the sake of space explora
tion." Assistant Professor of medicine Doug
Drossman, 35, said the space program
should continue but as a low priority con
cern. "The space program is interesting,
but we have other problems in the United
States, such as inflation."
Drossman added that the money the
government was spending on the space
' program could be channeled - into the
social or educational areas of govern
ment areas he considered a higher priori-
"Budget cuts are necessary in all areas
of government, and the space program
should not be passed over," said Jay
' Gray, a 20-year-old second-class midship
man in the Navy ROTC.
"The space program is necessary be
cause of its military applications. This
country cannot afford to let the United
Soviet Socialist Republic get control of
space," he said.
UNC Professor of art sculpture Robert
Howard, 59, said the government ought
to cut the military budget and not the
budgets of the social programs'. "The
space program is necessary, but it should
not be pursued until some type of social
program in reinstituted.
"The government ought to go ahead
with the space program at the expense of
the Pentagon, FBI and CIA, but not at
: the expense of poor and disadvantaged
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