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... Blackfoot is scheduled to perform Saturday at 8 p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium
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BY RACHEL PERRY
Assistant Managing Editor
Blackfoot is not just another Southern rock band.
"We play heavy powerhouse rock much heavier than
bands like Molly Hatchet," said Rick Medlocke, founding
member, lead vocalist and lead guitar player for Blackfoot.
"Our music is raw and heavy with a melodic flavor.
"A lot of people try to lump us together with Lynyrd Sky
nyrd, The Allman Brothers and .38 Special because we're all
from Jacksonville (Ha.)," Medlocke said in a phone inter
"Actually, we're the black sheep of Jacksonville because
we're so different," he said. "You can't label this band as
typical Southern rock."
Blackfoot's musical style is more English rock with a South
ern boogie base, he said. "We have one foot in England and
the other in Florida." English musicians froni the early 70s
like Creme, The Who and Led Zeppelin have influenced
Blackfoot a great deal, he said.
, But Blackfoot's common Southern rock label can be both
helpful arid harmful," Medlocke said. " " "
"When people found out we were from Jacksonville, the
home of so many Southern rock bands, a lot of people said,
'Oh no, another Southern boogie band' and didn't even pick
up the album," he said. "On the other hand, other people
would buy the album specifically because of the Southern
Blackfoot began about 12 years ago in Jacksonville, Fla.,
as a four-man teenaged band called Early Garbage, Medlocke
The band still consists of Medlocke, drummer and vocalist
Jakson Spires, guitarist Charlie Hargett and Greg T. Walker,
who sings vocals and plays bass and keyboards. Spires and
Medlocke have written the lyrics and music for almost all the
songs on the band's five albums.
"We've lasted with the original four members for so long
because we all have the same basic goals to go against the
odds and get to the top," Medlocke said.. "It takes a lot of
talent, perseverance and hard work, but here we are!"
According to record sales and popular reception, Black
foot has indeed obtained success.
Their Strikes album, with hits "Highway Song" and
"Train, Train," went platinum. . .
Blackfoot's latest album, Marauder (with the single "Fly
Away"), has sold about 3,500 copies since its release three
months ago, Medlocke said.
"Marauders (which took only three months to record) has
some of the best material we've ever written," he said. "It
was a well thought-out album, well put together and produced."
. One song on the Marauders album, "Rattlesnake Rock. inL
Roller," features Medlocke's 70-year-old grandfather, Shorty,
on the banjo. "He plays with us on tour sometimes, whenever
the mood hits him he's a trip to see on-stage!"
On tour, Blackfoot has been received well by audiences
and critics alike, Medlocke said. "We're very popular up in
Boston, Detroit, Cleveland and New Jersey. "
Blackfoot, along with The Johnny Van Zant Band and
Def Leppard, will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. in Carmichael
Key control a major problem
Const amt tBeft plague students
By LYNN EARLEY
DTH Staff Writer
Theft and break-ins pose a potential
problem for some UNC departments and
residence halls if security is not evaluated
and upgraded Crime Prevention Officer
Ned Comar said this week.
Easy opportunity provides the impetus
for some people, Comar said, naming in
adequate key control and carelessness with
personal belongings as the major catalysts
for theft and break-ins.
Seventeen cases of breaking and enter
ing and 61 cases of theft were reported
during fiscal year 1981.
The most recent break-in was at Howell
Hall last weekend. This was not the first
time. "We've had three break-ins between
now and the beginning of the summer,"
Richard Cole, dean of the journalism
Each time small amounts of money were
stolen. The first thief also stole a table-top
radio from a professor's desk. The thieves
got little money because no University
departments are allowed to keep large
sums in their buildings. Each department
has an account with the University Cashier
Break-ins at Woollen Gymnasium, Gra
ham Memorial Auditorium, Winston Re
sidence Hall, the Carolina Union and
Spencer have been reported along with
thefts of two love seats from Beard Hall, a
portable welding machine from the medical
complex site and an oven from Old West.
Comar said security could be increased
with proper actions. "The departments
should evaluate and apraise who really
needs to get in. It might be a good invest
ment to re-key certain parts of the building
and assign someone to keep up with keys."
Keys are often given to graduate stu
dents, and members of the faculty and
then later lost, he said.
Some buildings need better lock systems,
bars on the windows or stronger doors to
help alleviate the problem. Howell Hall
has undergone security renovations since
the last two break-ins.
"The Physical Plant has taken care of
it," Cole said. "They've made the building
much harder to break into." Special pins
were put into the basement doors, and spe
cial latches placed on the windows. Other
secuity measures are being considered.
The cost for security measures is usually
covered by the Physical Plant's security
fund, said Ed Sanders, Construction Main
tenance Superintendent for the Physical
Plant. "If it's involving a major renovation,
it would require funds from some source,"
State funds and grants are one potential
Major renovations are usually not
undertaken unless adequate needs can be
shown. Funding does not allow for exten
sive burglar alarm systems or other major
security systems, John Temple, vice
chancellor for business and finance said.,
"There's no such thing as enough money
to provide Utopia or enough money to
The crimes were probably committed by
people who had seen the stolen items or
knew the lay-out of the buildings, Comar
As Sanders said; "You put locks on the
doors to keep honest people honest."
'. The Associated Press
-; WASHINGTON President Ronald
Reagan said Thursday he was going to cut
all pensions - including Social Security
- paid by the government. Other offi
cials reported he also wanted to eliminate
revenue sharing as part of a new, $16-bil-lion
round of budget cuts.
The president told his cabinet the plan
requires "blood, sweat and tears from
all of you," said deputy press secretary :
Larry Speakes. ; v
Starting next month, the proposed cut
backs for the fiscal year include a post-' " :
ponement of cost-of-living increases for !
Social Security recipients. The three
month delay in the boost scheduled fori
next July 4 would save $2.8 billion, as
contrasted with a commensurate cutback
in defense spending of $2 billion.
House Democrats, humbled in earlier
budget fights, vowed to go to the' mat
again over the Social Security issue.
"We intend to make the president keep
his promises on Social Security," said
Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, D-Mass.
"We don't intend to let him wreck the;
The disclosure that Social Security was
a target of the latest cuts followed indi
cations Reagan would spare pensions
and entitlement programs. Sen. Paul
Laxalt, R-Nev., Reagan's closest con
gressional ally, said earlier this week
there was "no serious discussion con
cerning any cuts in Social Security at all.
That should be put to rest." .
And Reagan's chief spokesman, David
Gergen, reported as well that "there is no
one in this administration now working
over plans to find cuts, for example, in
1982 Social Security." (
But when reports asked Reaga'n a6out
his plans just before he left for Grand
Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, he said,
"this is a slippage ... but we're going to
cut all pensions."
Speakes subsequently confirmed Rea
gan had decided on proposing cost-of-living
delays in nine pension and welfare
programs, including Social Security,
veterans' retirement, unemployment
compensation, food stamps and school
Reagan, hoping to hold down a bal
looning federal deficit for 1982, also was
expected to propose abolition of the
Department of Energy and Education
and to seek cuts of 10 percent in a variety
of non-defense programs.
In addition, the plan calls for phasing
out 75,000 federal jobs by 1984.
The cuts in domestic programs come
on top of announced plans for a $2 billion
reduction in the defense budget, a figure
; that some Republican senators say is too
low to satisfy them.
Senate Republican Leader Howard
Baker told reporters outside the White
House he expected an effort in Congress
to increase the figure to $3 billion to $5
Congressional sources expected Rea-.
gan to unveil his latest austerity plan in a
nationally televised address Tuesday
Reagan proposed a cost-of-living delay
earlier in the year for Social Security, but
that was rejected by Congress. Adminis
tration and congressional sources said
the plan called for a three-month delay in
so-called entitlement programs - Social
Security, civilian and military retire
ments, veterans benefits and food stamps.
The savings overall would be an estimated
$5 billion next year. On revenue sharing
to cities and local governments, Reagan
reportedly is planning to propose a three-,
year phase out, beginning with a 5 per
cent cut in 1982.
catches 'Fever, 9
leads fans9 cheers
By VINCE STEELE
DTH Staff Writer .
"When I was a young Tar Heel, I was a nonbeliever,
until I caught the life-long flu called
That is the cheer that helped get Gene Krcelik his job.
"Mean Gene, the Tar Heel Machine," as he wants to be called,
is the mikeman at UNCs home football games.
Krcelik got his first game experience last Saturday during
Carolina's 56-0 drubbing of East Carolina University, beginning
his career with "Go Heels!"
"I was nervous at first, but I started feeling better about it
toward the second half," freshman Krcelik said. "Most of the
people sitting in the front of the stage helped me out. They gave
hints of what to do. All I knew what to do was what the cheer
leaders told me;"
Krcelik was dressed in a blue Madras blazer, light blue Bird
well swim trunks, hiking boots, racquetball goggles and a brown
hat. He ran onto the field and up to his stage in front of the
student section waving a big blue flag with a Tar Heel draw on
it, which he waved on touchdowns and big plays, also.
"I thought the fans were getting into it," Krcelik said. "Once
I told them to ball up a piece of paper and throw it and they
wadded the hell out of me."
Krcelik picked up on the traditional push-ups to mark each
Carolina score. "It (the pushups) was all right and a couple of
people actually volunteered to do'some for me," he said with a
sigh of relief .
Krcelik said he has had experience speaking in front of other
' people." ' " . '
"I was very involved in drama and forensics in high school,"
he said. "My school (Jefferson Forest in Virginia) gave me the
drama award. I plan. to major in drama here at UNC.
"My senior year I should have won the state forensics. I was
hot, definitely hot," he said. ;r
Krcelik also has experience on the football field.
"I was not all-state status, but I started," he said of his high
school athletic career, which included soccer, also.
Krcelik said he did not know what a mikeman was until he
tried out. r
"Well, T heard about the tryouts, but I didn't know, what a
mikeman was. When I finally found out what it was, it sounded
"Considering my experience I, was not nervous, but I was
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'The Tar Heel Machine'
worried about having the right materials,' he said about the try
outs. The competition involved creating a cheer using the words
"Carolina Fever" and ad-libbing for about'five minutes, calling
and leading cheers as if at a game against N.C. State or Duke.
"I expected other students to say, 'My God, you are a fresh
man and mikeman'," Krcelik said about his being a freshman.
"My roommate Rob Rogers and my suitemate, Kadjul (Choud-
hury), have kidded me about it a little, but they have been pretty
Krcelik said the first question he wanted to ask after the game
was, "Was I all right?" ,. . ; '
"I thought he was great, considering he is only a freshman,"
said sophomore Marie Washington.
Darryl Williams, a junior from Winston-Salem, was less en
thusiastic. "He was all right and he'll probably get better, but he
will never b e as good as Itch," Williams said, in reference to a
mikeman here two years ago. .
"I wish people would stop comparing me to that Itch guy,"
Krcelik said. "I'd like to be as good as he was, but with a little
luck I'll bet better as the games go on. And with a lot of luck,
I'll be mikeman for three years."
Common Cause accuses Fountain of
gerrymandering in state re districting
NAACP challenges plan's constitutionality
on grounds of discrimination to blacks
By JAMEE OSBORN
DTH Staff Writer
Common Cause, a national public interest group,
said this week North Carolina's redistricting plan was
gerrymandered to serve the interests of Rep. L.H.
Fountain, D-2nd. -
All states must review state legislative and con
gressional districts to conform to population changes
reflected in the 1980 census. State maps containing
the new districts were completed in July by the N.C.
A gerrymander is dividing election districts to give
one political party an advantage.
Common Cause charged that the alleged gerry
mandering occurred in the new 2nd Congressional
District of Rep. L.H. Fountain, a Democrat from
Tarboro. Fountain supporters objected to including
urban Durham County in Fountain's predominantly
March Stephens, state issues coordinator for Com
mon Cause in Washington, said, "Appearance-wise,
the district seems to protect the incumbent." The dis
trict is shaped like a hook, and has been called
"Fountain's Fishhook" by Common" Cause.
"Common Cause is concerned that the district is
not compact in appearance," Stephens said. "It ap
pears to be a manipulated district.
"We are questioning the motivations for shaping
like ihey did," she said. "We see it as an incumbent
Ted Daniel, executive assistant to L.H. Fountain in
Washington, said Fountain had little to do with the
new plan. "Fountain wanted to keep the district as it
was," he said. "The General Assembly decided not
to include Durham County and Fountain had very
little part in that decision." :
But Daniel said Fountain was not trying to prevent
Durham County from being included in the 2nd Dis
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By ALAN CHAPPLE
DTH Staff Writer
One day after the filing of a law suit challenging the
state's congressional and legislative redistricting plans,
defendants are awaiting formal details of the suit be
fore taking action.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Raleigh
Wednesday by the NAACP Legal Defense and Edu
cational Fund, challenges the constitutionality of the
state's redistricting plan on the grounds it discrimi
nates against blacks and other minorities.
"We have not had an opportunity' to review the
suit," said N.C. Senior Deputy Attorney Andy
Vanore Jr., speaking for state Attorney General
Rufus Edmisten, who was named as defendant. "We
will not issue a statement until we have decided what
course of action to take." Vanore did say, however,
the Attorney General would vigorously defend the
Margaret Webb, spokeswoman for Lt. Gov. Jimmy
Green who is also a defendant in the suit, said it was
within the rights of the NAACP to file such a suit.
She also said the state government fully intended to
defend the plan of the Legislature.
According to reports, the suit alleges the redistrict
ing was drawn up with "the effect and purpose" of
diluting black voting strength. It also says the legisla
tive districts fail to conform to the U.S. Supreme
Court's one-man, one-vote principle.
"It (the redistricting) was done how it would best
serve those in office," said Fred Belfield, a plaintiff
in the suit. "It appears it was done to protect those in
If successful, the suit would require the state Legis
lature to revise the districts it. drew during the 1981
session to conform to the census.
Named as defendants in the suit are Green, Edmis
ten, House Speaker Liston Ramsey, the State Board
of Elections and its five individual members and Sec
retary of State Thad Eure. ; "
The plaintiffs listed in the suit are Belfield, Ralph
Gingles.Sippio Burton and Joseph Moody.
Julius Chambers and Leslie Winner are attorneys
for the plaintiffs. James Bullock, senior deputy at
torney general, and James Wallace, deputy attorney
general for legal affairs, will be defending attorneys.