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Tuesday, November 17, 1931
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
iearcli committee to find
siifostittite for Hunt's seat
Bells a campus tradition
The Bell Tower, long a campus landmark at UNC, con
tinues to spread its music across the University. For many
Carolina students and alumni the sound of its ringing out
'Hark the Sounds' has become synonymous with football
Saturdays and basketball games.
By TAMMY DAVIS
DTH Staff Writer
A four-member Democratic Party committee rep
resenting Orange and Chatham counties is considering
nominees for a replacement for the 17th District
House seat vacated by Trish Hunt last week.
Hunt, who served 11 years in the House, was
sworn in as District 15B judge last Monday.
At least four people have voiced an interest in
filling the Hunt seat. The list includes Don Stanford,
a Chapel Hill lawyer and Hunt's son, Bobette
Eckland, former purchasing agent for the town of
Chapel Hill and Orange County Board of Commis
sions Chairperson Anne Barnes. Stanford, Eckland
and Barnes were not available for comment on
Wallace Kaufman, former Chathan County
Democratic party chairman, said he is interested in
running for the seat. A resident of Chatham County,
Kaufman has worked actively in both Orange and
Chatham counties for over 16 years.
"I'm the only one of the people running who has
ever demonstrated an interest in the seat," Kaufman
said Monday. Kaufman lost the 17th District primary
to Hunt and Rep. Joe Hackney last year.
Kaufman said the state legislature or courts may
turn the 17th District into a 3-county, 4-person dis
trict because of redistricting changes.
"If this happens, it will be important for the
Democrats to maintain multi-support in the district
in order to keep it Democratic," he said.
Ed Hinsdale, former UNC Institute of Govern
ment professor, said Monday that although he had
considered running for the seat, he thought the
leading candidate was Anne Barnes.
"However, I am planning on running for the state
Senate next year," Hinsdale said.
A number of sources had speculated that Pittsboro
attorney Ed Holmes would be a likely candidate for
the seat. Holmes had previously served in the House
with Hunt as a representative of Chatham County.
However, Holmes said Monday he was not a candi
date for the Hunt vacancy.
Florrie Glasser, policy adviser for the N.C. Depart
ment of Administrators, was appointed by Demo
cratic Party Chairman Russell Walker to head the
four-member committee. Rosetta Moore of Hills
borough joined Glasser to represent Orange County.
The Chatham County representatives are Marina
Barber of Pittsboro and John Snipes of Siler City.
"The seat is still open to all nominations," Glasser
said. "We should have the committee recommenda
tion within a month."
Glasser said the committee presently was working
on a tentative date to convene and to submit a nomi
nation to Gov. Hunt for appointment.
"The governor's appointment is only a formality
after that district makes a nomination," said Brent
Hackney, press aide to Hunt. "He usually approves
and appoints the committee's recommendation."
Glasser said the seat should be filled within a month.
Congress debates 'merits of Clean Air Act
By JAMEE OSBORN
DTH Staff Writer
The Clean Air Act, which is up for renewal this
year, is too cumbersome and involves too much red
tape and delay, said Peter Acly, an information offi
cer for the Environmental Protection Agency recently.
The Senate Environmental Committee debated
changes in the act last week. The committee did not
reach any compromise, in its debate; and jwas jx
pected to vote on the disputed sections thirwsetrr '
Michael Mason, the associate minority counsel for
the House Energy and Commerce committee, said
the Republicans on the committee wanted to make
the act more manageable. "The present act is very ar
bitrary," he said. "Industry does not know what it
has to do before building new plants."
Mason said the present act divided the country into
attainment and non-attainment areas. Non-attainment
areas are cities with high levels of pollution, and
attainment areas are less urban regions of the country,
including North Carolina. "It is currently impossible
to build any new industries in non-attainment
areas," he said. "However, these cities have old fac
tories and plants and need to ... build new, more
energy efficient buildings."
Mason said industry also was restricted in the at
tainment areas. "We need to encourage growth in the
cleaner areas," he said. "Under the present act, it
takes too long to apply for all. the necessary permits
and costs too much.
"This process discourages growth, and that has a
negative effect on the employment rate and other
factors of the economy," he said.
. ; Acly said the EPA had not, taken any specific posi
tion on the new act bxtrhad drafted. 11 proposals it
wanted considered in the drafting of the new act.
Among the 1 1 proposals are:
The statutes and regulations of the new act should
' be more related to the economic and physical re
alities of the areas involved.
The regulations should be based on health
concerns rather than economic concerns.
Current programs should be maintained to
protect park and wilderness areas and to ensure'
that the pollution problem does not get worse in
States should be more actively involved in im
plementing EPA standards.
' A more effective hazardous pollutants pro
gram is needed.
More research is needed on the effects of
"acid rain" (the level of acidity in rain water).
Pollution from coal-fired power plants need. to
be based on uniform emission standards.
Acly said the Clean Air Act needed to turn more
responsibility over to the states. "The EPA sets na
tional standards, and then the states draw up in
dividual programs to meet these standards," he said.
This federal domination had two effects, he said in
that it cost more for the company and disrupted the
planning process for industry. "There Is too much
delay and confusion built into the present law," he
said, "The states should have the authority to do
reviewing, using the federal government as oversight."
. Acly said staffing at the state level had tripled in
the last few years. "We have better educated and
more experienced people," he said. "They can han
dle the supervision of the programs."
Russell Hageman, head of the Air Quality section
of the North Carolina Department of Natural
Resources, said the state had many concerns about
the act. "North Carolina is most interested in the
funding cuts," he said. "Fifty percent of our budget
comes from the federal government. This is not a spe
cific area of the Clean Air Act, but it is essential to
our ability to do our job."
Hageman said North Carolina was most concerned
with what Congress would do to motor vehicle in
spection requirements. "They ar.e talking about mak
ing motor vehicle inspections voluntary," .he said.
"We need to know what they decide before we act.
"Right now, I don't even know if we'll get a new
bill this year," Hageman said. "It is going to be a
race with the clock to get the disputes in Congress
Mason said the proposal was under serious consi
" deration -fy the ' SehatenEnvironrhental and Public
Works committee. "They are discussing several alter
natives right now, but I don't think anything will
come out to the floor for a vote in the foreseeable
future," he said.
"Many senators do not want to change the act, and
are at odds with each other over it," he said. "Sen.
Robert Stafford, R-Vt., is the head of the committee
and he is opposed to changing the act. . v
"Because he is the head of the committee, I do not
see much change in the act coming out of . the com
mittee," Mason said. '
"Basically, we want to make the Clean Air Act
more workable and easier to understand," he said.'
"We want strong federal involvement, but want to
turn over the day-to-day work to the states."
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By DAVID POOLE
Special to the DTH
When Pam Kelley was a freshman at UNC,
she tried out for the staff of The Daily Tar Heel.
She came in to see if she had made the staff and
found out that, indeed, she had.
"I was standing there looking at . the sheet
with my name on it," said Kelley, who grad
uated last May. "Linda asked me if I had made
it and I told her yes. So she took me back into
the office' and introduced me to everybody. I
thought that was really nice."
Introductions are but one of many duties
filled by Linda Cooper, the receptionist and
secretary for The Daily Tar Heel. Hers is the
first face anyone who comes to the DTH office
sees and she's the one to ask if you ever need to
know which person to see or which way to go.
"Linda is the glue that holds this paper to
gether," present DTH editor Jim Hummel said.
"She's the only one who has been here long
enough to know what's going on. She gives the
paper continuity." .
It was January of 1978 when Linda Allred
(she later married Kent Cooper) saw an ad in
The Chapel Hill Newspaper that said the DTH
was looking for a secretary for the business
manager who would double as a receptionist for
"I called up Claire Bagley (who was business
manager at the time) about the ad," Linda re
membered. "She hired me that afternoon. 1
guess I made a good first impression.
"I remember that Claire asked if I was in
sane. I told her that I was and she said, 'You're
Linda is a self-described army brat. She was
born in Fort Ord, Calif., and says she never
went to the same school for more than a year.
She graduated from Jordan Matthews High
School in Siler City and studied accounting for a
year at Randolph Tech in Asheboro though
she says she hated it.
. After holding several unique jobs such as a
stint as a seamstress in a lingerie factory and one
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' ... receiving calls is only one of her many responsibilities
as a clerk at a stockyard Linda said she felt
she has found her niche with the DTH.
"I love my job," she said. "You couldn't get
me out of there with a loaded shotgun. I like
t working with the students. It's not really a for
mal business-type atmosphere. I love the flexi
ble hours and there is no dress code."
There is no written job description to which
she must adhere, but there is plenty of work to
fill up the day. Some of Linda's more official
" duties include verifying that advertisements ran
in the paper, answering the telephones, typing
letters for the business manager and editors,
sorting and distributing mail and handling the
payroll for the staff.
But there's more to the job than that. Linda
: acts as a clearinghouse of information both
for those seeking to find people on the staff and
for those on the staff seeking "real" informa
tion. "Part of the job is catching people up on
sickness, trips and where did you do what,"
Linda said. "I have to keep up on stories. The ,
reporters often don't leave names with people
they call and I have to try to figure out which
one called the guy who is returning the call.
"The questions come in all day. What I have
to do would only cover about three or four
hours a day, but you can't do it in that because
of all the questions and phone calls." v
Administrative and business details aren't the
main part of the job and Linda says that's what
makes here like it so miicfi.
"Students, in general, seem to be very happy-go-lucky,"
Linda said. "The students who -work
here are very conscientious. I don't see
how they stay in school. Lou Billipnis (former
DTH editor) once told me that it's simple ...
you just don't go to sleep after your sophomore
Linda acts as a confidant, comforter and sta
blilizer. Newspaper people even those who
double at students, often have big egos and
don't like editors messing with their perfect
See LINDA on page 3
By KEN MINGIS
DTH Staff Writer
In order to discuss student opposition to proposed changes in
next year's academic calendar. Student Body President Scott
Norberg will meet today with UNC Provost Charles Morrow.
Morrow will make a final recommendation to Chancellor
Christopher C. Fordham III about whether the start of the fall
1982 school year should be delayed one week. Fordham will
make the final decision. "
"I'm going to meet with him (Morrow) to communicate the
serious reservations students have about the changes (in the
calendar)," Norberg said.
The proposed calendar changes would push exams to Dec. 22,
cutting one week from the 1982 Christmas vacation. In addi
tion, if the changes are approved, students would attend classes
on either Labor Day, or on the reading day just before exams.
In addition to talking with Morrow, Norberg also brought a
resolution before Monday night's Campus Governing Council
meeting, to provide its members a chance to discuss the issue
and express their opposition.
"It (the resolution) provides students with another voice of
opposition (to the changes)," Norberg said.
Norberg said that not only were students against the new
calendar, but faculty members probably would be, as well.
"I don't see how the faculty could be in favor of this," he
said. "If your're giving an exam on Dec. 22, then you're going
to be here until Christmas Eve grading tests."
Norberg listed several reasons for student opposition to the
shortened Christmas break.
"First of all, a lot of us have to workover Christmas," he
said. "It makes it much more difficult to get a job, since a lot of
.'Christmas jobs are in sales that occur before Christmas.
"It also means a week less of pay," he said.
Norberg said that many students at UNC live far away, and
would have trouble getting home in time.
VOf course, from the business standpoint, it costs a lot to
heat an institution this size for one week in the winter," he said.
Norberg said he felt one way to solve the problem would be to
cut the amount of time spent on orientation instead of moving
the entire calendar forward.
"There are other ways of dealing with the problem of starting
early," he said. .
Norberg said that if Morrow appeared to favor the change,
petitions would be circulated to the student body. ;
"We want to make it very clear that were arc opposed to cut
ting into the Christmas vacation," he said.
By JOHN CONWAY
DTH Staff Writer .
A series of alcohol awareness classes
for students convicted of public con
sumption of alcohol before October 6 is
being offered by "Student ' Health" Ser
vices in cooperation with the town of
Chapel Hill and Orange County District
Attorney Wade Barber.
The awareness program is being of
fered in lieu of criminal prosecution and
a $31 fine, the penalty for public con
UNC Student Body President Scott
Norberg said the agreement, worked out
between him and Barber restricted the
program to those convicted berore
October 6. By that time the law on
public consumption should have been
sufficiently publicized, he said.
Dorothy Bernholtz, director of the
Student Legal Services, initiated the
program and presented her ideas to
Bernholz said the main reason for in
stituting the concept was that most stu
dents were misinformed about the ordi
nance. Some students who were arrested
were told by police that the citation was
"nothing more serious than a parking
ticket," she said. But students should be
aware of the consequences by now, she
The alcohol awareness course, ad
ministered by Lucie Minuto of SHS's
Campus Alcohol Education Service,
consists of four one-and-a-half-hour
The goal of the program is to raise
student awareness of alcohol related
problems she said. The course deals in
particular with five alcohol problems re
lating to college life, including alcohol
and its relations to town problems, per
sonal relationships, failure to fulfill
adult committments, personal and
public property damage and students
driving under the influence.
Students have expressed mixed reac
tions to the program, Minuto said.
"Generally, they felt OK about the
material." Some students have gained
more insight into the town and its
alcohol problem, while others were very
negative and saw little practicality in the
course, she said.
Norberg said that despite initial op
position from Mayor Joe Nassif, the
alcohol awarness program was estab
lished because it offered "a constructive
approach. I think it is a much more con
structive approach than giving people a
criminal record and fining them $31,"
Town Council member Marilyn
Boulton is a proponent of the alcohol
program. But she expressed concern
that the council had not been well
enough informed about the course.
Students arrested for violation of the
public consumption ordinance before
October 6 may sign up with Bcrnhol
before Jan. 28. 1982 to take the aware
ness course offered spring semester. For
students who were arrested alter the
deadline. Chapel Hill offers a public
course for any citien comicted of a
similar violation. Menthol said. The
sessions will be held at the Nonhside
Mental Health Center on McMasters
Street and require a S35 fee.