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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, January 29, 1982
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By DEBBI SYKES
DTH Staff Writer
Jo Ann Atwater has determination.
"I never use the word can't. If I keep trying,
eventually I'll succeed at it one way or another,"
At 29, Atwater has been confined to a wheel
chair for 10 years. She is paralyzed from the
"I can do for myself because I learned. I can
do what anyone else can do. I just made up my
mind," she said.
Atwater had lived in Erwin until she left to
study business administration at Durham Col
lege. While at home for Christmas break after
her first semester, she suffered an accident that
changed her life.
That Christmas Eve she went to a local night
club to hear a band. While talking to friends
whom she had not seen since she left for college,
she heard scuffling and the sounds of fighting.
"Just when I got to the exit I fell," she said.
"I couldn't move or anything. I had been hit in
the back by a bullet."
From the local hospital she was transferred to
North Carolina Memorial Hospital, where she
learned that the bullet, which lanced her ribs,
had entered her back at a level that would leave
her permanently paralyzed.
The treatment she received at home frustrated
her, she said. Her family treated her as if she
"So one day I said, 'Hey, I can't take this
anymore,' " she said. " 'I'm leaving.' "
So Atwater came to the Chapel Hill area to be
closer to NCMH where complications that
might develop could be attended to. She has liv
ed in Carrboro for the past eight years.
Atwater's husband, Douglas Edward Atwater,
works for the Orange Water and Sewer'
Authority. They have a son, Douglas Edward
Jr., who is 5.
Mr. Atwater said she had taken care of their
son well. 4You name it, she can do it," he said.
"I've never known anything she couldn't do if
she put her mind to it."
Atwater said her son was often a handful.
"Kids have energy like no one else," she said.
She had trouble teaching him not to open their
door to everyone who knocked.
It is sometimes difficult for her to watch him
. because he is mobile and she is not. A neighbor
called one afternoon to tell her that he was
standing in the street trying to catch the rain,
But a pediatrician once told her that children
whose parents are disabled often modify their
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Jo Ann Atwater, pours a drink for her 5-year-old son, Douglas
... he responds to. her handicap with restrained action
behavior accordingly. Atwater said that this is Carpenter and a friend would often go to
true of Douglas. He is very obedient around Student Stores to buy Atwater a candy bar be-
her, but becomes more active when his father
returns from work.
She has "adopted" many college students in
the years she has spent here.
"I've met some great kids. I've got one in law
school ... Kim, Mark ... I've got so many," she
said, smiling. Many neighbors have come to
confide in her and come to her just like she was
their mother, she said.
Atwater said she enjoyed her three years of
work at the University's Wilson Library. She
worked at "exit control," where she made sure
that all library books being taken out of the
library had been properly checked out.
Atwater had to resign her job last August be
cause of medical problems which forced her to
spend at least 22 hours in bed each day.
cause it wasn't easy for her to go there herself.
"I think the main catalyst involved (in their
friendship) was that she was so personable and
open," Carpenter said.
Senior Kim Bower said she and Atwater had
kept in touch since Atwater left her job. When
Bower had a seizure last March, she said Atwater
was concerned and continued to ask about her.
"She always seems to cheer me up when I'm
down. She seems to put any problems into
God's hands," Bower said. (
Atwater said she misses the interaction she
had with students at the library.
"Now I'm not out in public. I never get a
chance to see anybody. I miss that a whole lot. I
always had somebody to talk to," she said.
But she said contact with people was more
Bradley Lamb, a graduate student in public . than entertainment to her. "Being out in public
healuTand journalism, said that Atwater is an
avid basketball fan. "She always had a radio or
TV," he said. Lamb remembered that there
would often be a crowd gathered around her
television at the end of a game.
"She's a really friendly person. We miss her
there," he said.
Mark Carpenter, a senior math and political
science maior. is the student attorney general.
and dealing with others helps' you not to think
about yourself," she said.
Atwater said also that her experiences in
hospitals have helped her in her attitude about
"I've seen people who couldn't feed them
selves or lift their heads. I say, OoAnn, you're
thankful.' Hey, look at me. I've got the use of
my hands. I can think. I can do."
PADUA, Italy Police commandos stormed a
second-floor apartment and rescued kidnapped
American general James L. Dozier from under the
guns of his Red Brigades kidnappers Thursday, in a
textbook operation that dealt a stunning blow to Ita
ly's feared leftist terrorist gang.
The raiders smashed down the door of the "peo
ple's prison" and pounced on a gunman pointing a
pistol at the U.S. Army officer's head, Italian au
"If they hadn't been so fast, the story would have
had a different ending," Interior Minister Virginio -Rognoni
Five suspects three men and two women
were seized in the apartment, in a student-populated
area of this northern Italian industrial town. No
shots were fired, but one of the suspects was treated
at a hospital for cuts on the head suffered in a scuffle
with the commandos, police and hospital officials
The lightening raid ended a 42-day ordeal for Brig.
Gen. Dozier, 50, the highest-ranking American at the
NATO base in Verona, 40 miles west of here.
Dozier, found bound, gagged, in stocking feet and
a blue warm-up suit, was whisked to Padua police
headquarters and then to a hospital at a NATO base
in nearby Vicenza for an examination. Officers there
said the first thing he asked for was a barber, who
shaved off six weeks' growth of beard.
"I never lost hope of being freed," he said.
In Washington, President Ronald Reagan was
awakened at 6:50 a.m. EST and told of the rescue.
"A lot of prayers have been answered. It's difficult
to express gratitude to all those who assisted in his
release," an aide quoted the president as saying.
"We won one. It is very, very good," said U.S.
Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., on an of
ficial visit to Egypt.
Reagan made a two-minute telephone call to
Dozier and sent a congratulatory telegram to Italian
officials. Dozier also talked by telephone with his
wife, Judith, who has been staying with friends in
West Germany the past 10 days. She said he sounded
marvelous and in good health. She then flew to Italy.
The general, deputy chief of staff for logistics and
administration of Allied Land Forces in southern
Europe, was seized at his Verona apartment Dec. 17
by terrorists disguised as plumbers. Mrs. Dozier was
left behind bound and gagged.
The Padua assault, by a specifically trained anti
terrorist unit, climaxed a massive manhunt by Italian
police, who were assisted by an undisclosed number
of U.S. State and Defense Department specialists us
ing electronic surveillance equipment.
member Motase districts "pondered.
By PETER JUDGE
DTH Staff Writer
The N.C. House of Representatives' new plan
for district lines will include single-member
districts and cross some county lines, state House
leaders said this week.
The House Redisricting Committee met in
Raleigh Thursday to draw new lines to replace
those rejected by the U.S. Justice Department last
"The primary concern of the Justice Depart
ment was that. the large multimember districts
diluted the voting strengths of minorities and of
the minority party," said Rep. Daniel Lilley,,
D-3rd, co-chairman of the House Redistricting"
"According to the (U.S.) attorney general's of
fice, under the plan we had submitted blacks
would have been unable to elect the candidates of
their choice," Lilley said.
House Speaker Liston B. Ramsey said it was
his understanding that by adhering to
multimember districts, the House plan "submerg
ed large concentrations of the black population in
a white majority electorate."
4 ' We. were under the impression that it was con
trary to state law to draw district lines across
counties and it was but the Justice Depart
ment ruled that the law did not apply to the coun
ties covered by the 1965 Voting Rights Act,"
Forty of North Carolina's 100 counties come
under the Voting Rights Act.
"The new redistricting plan will have to con
. tain some single-member districts, and there wilf
be some county lines crossed in the process," he
said, adding that legislators were working as fast
as possible to avoid delaying the coming state
primary too long.
"We have primary elections scheduled for May
4," said Alex Brock, state elections director.
"When the General Assembly meets on Feb. 9,
they will have to delay the primaries."
Brock said candidates were supposed to start
filing for the primary Feb. 15. "The General
Assembly will have to alter the filing dates as
well," he said.
Lilley said the House Redistricting Committee
now had "a good idea what the Justice Depart
ment is looking for." He said the plan probably
would be taken to the Justice Department before
Uhe Feb. 9 meeting of the General Assembly.
"They can look at the plan and accept it or sug
gest where we need to make some changes."
But Ramsey said he doubted if the plan would
be submitted to the Justice Department before
the General Assembly met. "I think it would be
pressing things a bit to let the Justice Department
review a plan before it passes the state
legislature," he said.
All changes in the redistricting plan will occur
in the 40 counties covered bv the Voting Rights
Act, Lilley said. He said the new plan would
create some predominantly black districts, which
would have a black majority of 60 percent or
. Lilley said North Carolina normally did not
cross county lines because these are "easily iden
tifiable." He said: "County governments are a
strong and viable part of North Carolina's
"Under the new system some districts will pull
townships out of certain counties," he said.
"Each time you cross a county line you run the
risk of confusing the voters and complicating the
task of campaigning."
See REDISTRICTING on page 4
The leftist terrorists sent a series of communiques
to Italian newspapers denouncing Dozier as one of
those responsible for the U.S. military occupation of
Europe and saying he was being put on trial before a
people's tribunal. They never set conditions for his
Italian police arrested a number of suspected Red
Brigades members, but the break came when the
police recently cracked the Red Brigades' "column"
in the Verona area, U.S. officials said.
"It was a textbook operation. They cracked the
column, the people talked and they followed up
every single lead. They did it right and it worked,"
said one U.S. official, who asked not to be identified.
Police said they finally zeroed in on the Padua
"prison," above a supermarket, Wednesday night,
but decided to wait until daylight because a night raid
might further endanger Dozier. The terrorists ap-
See DOZIER on page 2
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By BILL PESCHEL
DTH Staff Writer
Candidates for Student Government offices and
The Daily Tar Heel editorship face a packed forum
schedule this weekend that will influence not only
voters but also the endorsements of several organiza
tions. The Panhellenic Council will endorse a presidential
candidate and DTH editor candidate at its forum
Sunday, while the Residence Hall Association and
the Black Student Movement will endorse those of
fices and Carolina Athletic Association and
Residence Hall Association presidential candidates.
The BSM forum is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday
in Upendo Lounge, not 7 p.m. as the DTH reported
Each group said Thursday it would consider a can
didate's attitude towards its organization.
The Panhellenic Council will endorse a candidate
whose ideas and opinions would best benefit the
sorority system, "but the questions will not just con
cern Greeks," President Betsy Brady said. "We'll
consider other things that would affect other
students." The council is composed of 24 members,
two women drawn from each sorority.
"I don't thing that our (BSM) forum can be
anything else but have a black orientation," said
Wende Watson, BSM chairperson. Candidates will
be questioned not only by the audience but by the
BSM Political and Central committees, she said. The
endorsement will be decided by the 21 -member Cen
tral Committee, with recommendations from the
Political Committee, she said.
The RHA endorsement will be decided by the 10
governors of the residence colleges, said Robert Bian
chi, RHA president. "It will be an open forum, but
questions for the candidates will only be entertained
by the governors' board and the staff," he said.
Unlike the other RHA-sponsored forums, at the
endorsement, forum candidates will have only two
minutes to speak. "The governors have been to the
other forums," Bianchi said. "We want to cut down
some of the rhetoric and get down to the meat.
We've asked them to address their remarks more to
The forum schedule for the weekend and Monday:
Saturday: no forums scheduled.
Sunday: Panhellenic endorsement forum at 4:30
p.m. in 207-209 Union; RHA forums at 7 p.m. in
Morrison first floor lounge, and at 9:30 p.m. in Ehr
Monday: RHA endorsement forum, 4:30 p.m.
in Gerrard Hall; BSM endorsement forum at 8 p.m.
in Upendo Lounge.
Candidates state views
mm discussed in forum
By KATHERINE LONG
DTH Staff Writers
Candidates for student body president, Daily Tar Heel
editor, Residence -Hall Association president and
Carolina Athletic Association president spoke before
about 100 students in an RHA candidate forum held
Thursday night in Teague basement.
Student body presidential candidates Mark Canady,
Summey Orr, Tim Smith and Mike Vandenbergh each
discussed what they would do if elected.
Canady said he felt accessibilty was the key to giving
Student Government increased credibility among
"A lot of students perceive Student Government as a
club," Canady said. "I don't think that's very conducive
to good government." -
Vandenbergh said he would appoint a single assistant
to be responsible for bringing a larger ' number of
students into Student Government.
"The assistant would make sure that if the positions
are open, students know about them," Vandenbergh
said. "He would be drumming up business."
Orr stressed his past experience at the forum, and said
he would use it to bring more students in to Student
'I can provide high-level experience both in Student
Government and outside of Student Government," On
said. "That's important because it gives you a large base
to draw students from." -
Smith called Student Government stagnant and said
he would expand the tutorial service campuswide and set
up,a student fees commission.
"Student Government needs to be more personal and
use its position to educate (Students about problems
around campus," Smith said.
"We need to come up with new programs," he said. t
Vlt's up to Student Government to pull students out of
Vandenbergh said that one of the problems he wanted
to look into was financial aid distribution.
"As it is now, you stand in line to get your check, then
you go to Bynum and wait in line to deposit it to your ac
count," he said. "When they install the new computer
system, I want to see if it's possible to deposit those
checks directly to the accounts."
When questioned about the proposed fee increase,
Vandenbergh and Smith said they supported it, Orr said
he was opposed and Canady said that the size of the in
crease would depend on the size of the Chapel Thrill
concert students wanted. 1
"I'm against the fee increase," Orr said. "Too much
money is being held back for cash-flow purposes. And I
think there are other ways of setting up the concert that
might save money."
Canady said he wanted to see more done about race
relations among students.
"I'd like to have an ethnic festival on campus where
various cultures can showcase themselves," he said.
Candidates for the office of Daily Tar Heel editor
discussed in-depth reporting and altering the content of
the back page. . "
John Drescher said he would organize a small staff of
investigative reporters to probe campus issues. "We
haven't done a good job of getting into the issues," he
said. "We can be a lot more of & force than we have in
the past." -::
Jonathan Rich said he would encourage more "in
depth writing on every news desk, giving more pertinent,
interesting news." Rich said he would run in-depth
stories on the back page. " It makes a lot of sense to give
a section to sports or the arts ... to open up space where
we could really do in-depth stories," Rich said.
Drescher disagreed, saying he wanted "letters (to the
editor) on the back page as much as possible," and a
' weekly column on the back page renewing national news
events. ' ,'
Carolina Athletic Association presidential candidate
Perry Morrison said Jie would reorganize the CAA into
four branches. "It's a lot of work for one person to do,"
he said of the job. Morrison said he would listen to stu-
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... the candidates for 'DTH' editor discussed news coverage