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r 1) Check the schedule The Sports Club Council will sponsor a forum at 6:30 to day, room 222 Greenlaw. RHA will sponsor another at 9:30, Spencer lounge. Put them on cold Cold and clearing today with light winds. High in the mid 30s, low in the mid teens. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 9o 7? Volume tffi Issue 1 Tuesday, January 26, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 862-1163 dDisiig office orders Political foram d ofie FdDems to trip e mm C7 air views Candidates for campus offices met at Joyner Residence Hall Monday night to begin the first of 13 forums scheduled to be held before the Feb. 9 election. Before more than 50 people, candidates for student body president, Daily Tar Heel editor, Carolina Athletic Association president and Re sidence Hall Association president spoke at the RHA-sponsored forum. Student Body presidential candidates Mark H. Canady, Summey Orr, Tim Smith and Mike Vandenbergh explained how they would ap proach the office if elected. "I think accessibility is highly important," Canady said. "I want to open it (government) up to more students. Student Government is not really in tune with student opinions. I think the Student Government liaison program needs to more actively solicit those opinions." Canady said that he was concerned with food service options, with increasing the security of the UNC campus and with the problem of race relations. Orr said that his experience as Executive Assistant to Student Body President Scott . Norberg would be helpful if he were elected. "You've got to look in two directions: back . to what has been done and forward to what Stu dent Government can do," Orr said. "If I'm elected, I can step in with the continuity neces sary to build upon things that have been done this year." Orr said he would create an Academic Com plaint Committee to which students could take their academic concerns, and said he wanted to look into ways of reducing book prices. Smith said he was running for president be cause he thought Student Government had grown stagnant. "It's grown stagnant and if it is to work pro perly, it must regain the trust of students," Smith said. "Student Government needs some fresh blood. Communication and the progres sive attitude of government have broken down, and that's stagnant." Smith said he wanted to establish a Student Fee Commission to study where student fees go, i i x. ,i 'A , 4 w 'f" . v , N V'. ,- r , i . 'i. ' 't 3 I W If 4 L - - I V- r Dlrl'ScuMStuitpe Tim Smith, Mike Vandenbergh, Summery Orr, Mark Canady .. candidates answer students' questions during a Joyner lounge forum and a Student Affairs Commission to help stu dents with academic and social problems. Vandenbergh said his experience in Student Government would be an asset if he were elected. "Student Government needs both change and continuity," he said. "I have an in-depth plat form and my experience shows what I can do." Vandenbergh proposed the creation of a Stu dent Academic Affairs Committee for students, , reviving the Carolina Course Review and said he would appoint an Executive Assistant to deal with minority recruitment. " Smith and Vandenbergh supported the pro posed Student Activities fee increase, Orr was opposed and Canady said a smaller increase might be feasible. DTH editorial candidates John Drescher and Jonathan Rich outlined improvements they would like to make in the paper. Drescher said he would expand the news paper's coverage of outside Chapel Hill events by expanding the "News In Brief" and moving it to the front page. He said he would add a weekly column to the editorial page analyzing the week's top news stories. The newspaper's sports coverage would be in creased by running three or four profiles and Compiled by Katherine Long, Ken Mingis and Bill Peschel stories each week in Spotlight, the weekly fea tures magazine, he. said. This would also allow more coverage of non-revenue sports, he said. Drescher said he would create a small staff of investigative reporters "to get a little bit deeper into the stories behind the stories." Rich said he would publish a weekly two-page ''specialty section" devoted to one or two topics, including sports. "I also think we should expand our sports coverage, but keep it within the broadsheet by using these specialty sections," he said. Coverage of the University also would be ex panded to include more campus organizations, Rich said. Calling the newspaper's editorial section "dry and predictable," Rich said he would appoint an editor to solicit contributions from outside the staff. "It's also a good chance to get a gOod humor columnist, which we haven't had for a while," he said. The candidates cited their experience at the newspaper; both served as associate editor, overseeing the staff of the editorial page. Rich previously wrote state and national news and Drescher wrote sports and features and was associate editor for the summer Tar Heel. See FORUM on page 2 System def ectamses iiiiadle'toteial The Associated Press ONTARIO, N.Y. A tube ruptured in a cooling system at the Ginna nuclear power plant Monday, emitting radioactive steam into the at mosphere and leaking thousands of gallons of water into the reactor's containment sump be fore the plant was stabilized, officials said. The reactor of the plant, 18 miles northeast of Rochester, N.Y., was shut down automatically and was doused with water to keep it from over heating, said Gary Sanborn, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He said the plant appeared to be stable. Utility spokesman John Oberlies said un measurable traces of radioactivity continued to be released into the atmosphere until about 5 p.m. He said the releases were part of the utility's efforts to cool the reactor. Nemen M. Terc, an NRC emergency pre paredness analyst, said there was no damage to the reactor core. The reactor's fuel elements were never uncovered, said Ebe McCabe, NRC regional reactor projects section chief. Harold Denton, director of the NRC, said in Washington that "it might be expensive for the operator to clean up, but in terms of public health consequences it wasn't very serious." Officials said the reactor was being cooled down well below operating temperature and the cooling down process was expected to be com pleted by Tuesday or Wednesday. Richard de Young, director of the NRC's of fice of enforcement, said it would be a number of weeks before the plant was back to normal. Denton identified the gases released as radio active xenon and krypton. The radiation release described by one of ficial as no higher than what could be expected in nature was emitted into the atmosphere in 5-second puffs, totaling three minutes, while the wind was blowing from the northwest at 14 mph and snow was falling over Rochester, officials said. - Officials said none of the workers at the plant were exposed to radioactivity. Non-essential per sonnel, most of Ginna's 250 workers, were evacuated to an on-site training center, Oberlies said. Local schools and a large Xerox plant near the nuclear plant were notified of the emergen-j cy, said Monroe County Public Relations of ficer Clarence Bassett. . About 45,000 people live within 10 miles of the plant. Rochester has a population of 300,000. Officials declared a "site emergency," the se cond most serious of four emergency classifica tions, within 75 minutes of the tube rupture at 9:25 a.m. NRC officials said the incident marked the first use of that emergency classification since the March 28, 1979, accident at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pa. TMI was the nation's worst commercial nuclear accident. The plant remains shut. Richard Sullivan, another spokesman for the plant owner and operator, Rochester Gas & Electric Co., said earlier in the morning that there was no danger to the public. By midday, Bassett said the leak was "iso lated and terminated." According to Barbara Thomas-Noble of the state Health Department, industry officials measured the radiation at the plant's boundary at 1.5 millirems. Officials estimate a lethal dose of radiation at between 600 and 1 ,000 rems, while a millirem is one-one thousandth of a rem, she said. "We're talking about a very minute release," she said. Radiation checks showed the dose rates to be no higher than what could be ex pected in nature, Sullivan said. "Surface con tamination is not expected to occur," he said. "We are told that all systems worked as they were supposed to work," Bassett said. "The company said all the bells went off when they were supposed to and that the shutdown system operated properly." The plant, named for retired RG&E board chairman Robert E. Ginna, has a history of steam tube problems, according to NRC records. The plant underwent an emergency drill test last Thursday. Despite a communica tions problem due to a computer, the exercise went smoothly, said Terc, who directed the drill. A new approach Hydrotherapy probes unconscious By CHERYL ANDERSON DTH Staff Writer Because the department of housing has decided to increase the occupancy of 220 residence hall rooms, residents of 18 dorms received a list late Sunday of presently doubled rooms that are scheduled to be tripled and tripled rooms scheduled to be quadrupled beginning fall 1982. The majority of the rooms listed will provide each occupant with a 20 percent rent reduction. University Housing decided to increase occupancy in an attempt to decrease the number of undergradu ates that are "thrown into off-campus housing" each year, Phyllis Graham, associate director of housing for contracts and assignments, said Monday. Last year almost 1,200 students were closed out of residence halls which house 6,608 people. Increased occupancy would allow on-campus housing for 220 more people. The decision is an effort to reduce the amount of temporary tripling that occurs every fall, said Jody Harpster, associate director for Residence Life. Every fall freshmen are "forced" into temporary liv ing situations and are told they will be placed into permanent rooms as soon as possible, he said, adding that by the time students are to be moved, they do not want to leave. Graham said the housing department decided to increase occupancy by examining charts of square footage for each room and taking window and closet placement into consideration. The Daily Tar Heel received a few complaints from students Monday about the new policy. One student, a junior who said he now lives in a fraternity house because he did not get on-campus housing, said he believed the University was trying to make more money and that occupants would only get a 15 per cent rent reduction because of the increase in room rent next year. He said he felt the University had accepted more Food stamps program Fraud By JIM WRINN DTH Stan Writer Department of. Agriculture, .figures showing 19 North Carolina counties with an "unacceptably high" rate of food stamp payment errors indicate the need for more case workers, a better sampling method and a modern computer system, state and local wel fare officials said recently. The figures, based on samples taken from October 1980 to March 1981 , showed the state's average error rate to be an all-time high of 15.2 percent, 2.6 percent above the national average, said Chuck McLendon, spokesman for the state Human Resources Depart ment in Raleigh. McLendon said the figures represented more than $12 million in over-payments by the state. The Agri culture Department had threatened to impose fines of $3.5 million unless the discrepancies were cor rected. Department of Human Resources Secretary Sarah Morrow said this month the 19 counties must reduce their error rates or the service would be contracted to private firms. "That would only be an emergency measure," McLendon said Tuesday. "What the state really needs , is a computer system we could use to cross check recipients," With a computer, McLendon said the state could cross-check the names of food stamp applicants to determine if they were receiving food stamps in another county or other welfare benefits. McLendon said another problem was that social services offices were understaffed with case workers. N. Paul Gregory Jr., director of the Perquimans County Social Services Department, said Wednesday his office had two case workers who administered food stamps to 539 households. He added that the number was higher than the recommended 250 households per worker. people than they have room for next year. "It hap pens every year, and it just creates more problems." But housing of ficials said the increased occupancy was not due to increased enrollment, but to an effort to more comfortably accommodate students. Robin Fullilove. a student who lives in Mclyer Re sidence Hall, one of the halls which will have in creased occupancy in 29 of about 50 rooms, said she was upset that students had no voice in the decision. She said she and other residents wanted to know why they were not informed of the room changes sooner. "Lottery payments are due Feb. 12 and that leaves us very little time to think," she said. Residence Hall Association President Robert Bian chi said he knew the Housing Department was con sidering a new policy but he was not informed of the decision until Friday. "It sounds like a pretty much quick decision," he said. Donald Boulton, acting housing director, said in creased occupancy in the rooms was strictly volun tary. "We're not going to force anybody to do this," he said. "We want everyone to have a roof over their heads at a price they can pay," he said. He said volunteers would not have to go through preliminary drawings unless too many people volun 1 teer for the same room. The idea is designed to ac commodate upperclassmen, but if enough of them do not volunteer, freshmen might be placed into the rooms, Boulton said. Students were also concerned about not having enough space in the rooms for additional furniture. Harpster said the Housing Department would proba bly purchase beds with closet and dresser space at tached to minimize the amount of floor space lost. "The last thing I want is unhappy people in the rooms," he said. "After this initial one year we're going to see if it works." Harpster said right now in creased occupancy was the only option for expanding. Harpster said the department was careful not to exceed the state plumbing code which requires that a minimum of eight people be assigned to a shower, sink and comode. rampant Perquimans County's error rate was 71.8 percent, the highest in the state. , "I feel we've been treated unfairly," Gregory said. "This is the first jime anyone here can remember having a. rate that nigh, and I've been here almost five years." Gregory said three cases were picked for the sam ple. He said the error rate was likely to fluctuate, de pending on the cases sampled and said his office's er ror rate for six months in 1981 was zero based on a sample of four cases. Bertie County recorded the second highest error rate at 43.8 percent, and Hyde County was third at 42.3. Elizabeth Swindell, director of the Hyde County Social Services office, said her three case workers had been given no special training other than a four-hour workshop conducted by a food stamp assistant from Raleigh who checked for errors. No recent error figures were available, she said. Orange County posted one of the lowest error rates in the state, 6.6 percent. Thomas Ward, social services director for Orange County, said his staff of six case workers was ade quate for the number of households in the county and that the workers had contributed to the below average rate. "You really can't do your best when you're under a burden of cases," he said. Martin Whitt, a supervisor in the Orange County Social Service office, said representative figures were difficult to get from the small sample size the Agri culture Department used. Whitt said many counties were understaffed with case workers because county commissioners would not pay for the number of people necessary. "Contrary to what many people have said, most food stamp workers work hard and try to do a good job," he said. ' During fiscal 1980-1981, more than 500,000 North Carolinians received $240 million in food stamps. By TERESA CURRY DTH Staff Writer Imagine eyelids growing heavy as a watch swings slowly back and forth in front of a face. Or imagine someone saying "look into my eyes." "Whatever you imagined hypnosis to be is probably not right," said Alan Konell, a local hypnotherapist, who has a master's degree in Social Work. "Even if you were right it was probably just a lucky guess." " "Hypnosis is a process in which a person achieves an altered state of mental awareness characterized by the unconscious mind becoming increasingly receptive to suggestion," Konell said. "Communication is created between me and your unconscious mind," Konell said. "Your unconscious mind is full of resources that have been untapped." Konell said that during the process of hypnosis poten tial resources that have been locked in the unconscious mind become available for use. As the hypnotherapist communicates directly with the unconscious mind, the client is able to resolve.pro blems that heshe has not been able to resolve previous ly, Konell said. He said that in most instances he simply talks some one into a state of hypnosis, but occasionly he does use concentration objects. "There are no rules about hypnosis," Konell said. "As long as you relax, that is all you have to do. Whether you pay attention consciously or not doesn't matter, because your unconscious mind pays attention." Konell, who received his master's degree in psycho therapy from the University of Michigan, has been working as a hypnotherapist in this area for the past two years. After seeing hypnotherapy demonstrated in work shops, Konell said he turned to it because it allowed him to communicate more directly with the human mind. Konell, who has a private practive in Chapel Hill along with hypnosis groups in Durham and Raleigh for reducing weight, stopping cigarette smoking and reduc ing stess, said he has helped his clients overcome a varie ty of problems using hypnotherapy. ' "I use it to treat pretty much just about anything Konell said. . ' He said he helped one woman stop pulling out her . hair. He helped another person who had trouble getting out of bed in the morning. Some of the other conditions Konell said he has helped his clients eliminate or relieve are: insomnia, pain, stuttering, hypertension, fears, nail biting, poor memory, depression, headaches and anxiety about public speaking. Another hypnotherapist in the area, Dusty Staub, Who has a master's degree in social work, said he helps his clients with many of the same problems that Konell does. Both incorporate counseling and psychotherapy with their hypnotherapy. "The actual trance state is very temporary," Staub said. "What the client learns is what is important." See HYPNOSIS on page 3 v, t f y 4 'v--vXv:-;-:.;::::.' ' ::::::: s.. -J 1 - f I Hi VTT f ' t '4 J I j I ypnosis found effective cure for woman's smoking problem 4-1 x ' ' K. V x-.y w v x s ix-x- X r .x A .v..v: .- v::-Xi ; "i- ' St UTHMtfyHymai. Alan Konell discusses hypnosis ...unique therapy helps solve problems By TERESA CURRY DTH Statf Writer Alice Zollicoffer, a speech pathologist who works with the language impaired children in the Durham County Schools, had been smoking for 17 years and nine months when she decided she wanted to quit. In one session after seeing Alan Konell at his home she was able to quit smoking. "I smoked my last cigarette coming down his driveway," said Zollicoffer, who has not smoked a cigarette for nine months. "Essentially when I walked into Alan's office I wasn't sure that I would be. recep tive to hypnosis," she said. "I have a pat tern of being resistant." "I was somewhat amazed that I started feeling relaxed while sitting in Alan's of fice as he talked with me." "Konell was very observant of my be havior," she said. "He noticed that I was wearing contacts so he had me take them out, because he realized I was not in a po sition to be comfortable with them in. "I then trusted him more," she said. "I felt he was in charge and knew what he was doing. "Undergoing hypnosis was a paradoxi cal experience," Zollicoffer said. "I was expciicuiuig uuicicni sensation at ine same time, but they weren't disturbing. "I remember having tension in my throat," she said. "I remember thinking if he sees the swallowing I will be embar rassed. Yet he made the swallowing feel like part of the trance." At this point the images became un clear in Zollicoffer's mind. All she can recall is seeing indistinct images consisting of light and color. - "I then became aware ' that I was awake," she said. "My head felt real heavy. I wasn't real aware of the rest of my body. "I felt very relaxed. I didn't want to move. I felt tremendously good." Zollicoffer had gone to see Konell for two reasons. For one reason she said she had tried to quit smoking on her own and had failed miserably. Another reason is that one of her cousins had gone to see a hypnothera pist and had successfully stopped smok ing. Zollicoffer feels going to see a hypno therapist was almost like cheating. She had never been able to quit smoking be fore. "I quit smoking as soon as I went in his office," she said. "I didn't go through withdrawal, because seeing a hypnothera pist is not stopping cold."