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Volume 90, Issue
Thursday, February 25, 1982
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... All-America candidate had 20 points in Carolina's 77-54 win
over confused, Tech
By JOHN ROYSTER
Yep, it was Georgia Tech all right.
The team that went 0-14 in the Atlantic
Coast Conference last year and entered
Carmichael Auditorium Wednesday
night last in the conference, left it as
77-54 losers to Carolina.
But the real story of the game was the
style with which Tech lost.
They had eight of their shots blocked
in the first half. They failed to score a
field goal until nearly eight minutes into
the game, on their tenth shot from the
field. Those first nine misses included
four blocked shots. They somehow
managed to get a team turnover. Their
leading scorer, Brook Steppe, went
1 -for-11 from the field in the first half.
Their starting center, Lee Goza, opened
the second half by scoring on a nice drive
to the basket only it was the wrong
"I hope my mom saw that," Goza said
later of his adventure. "She likes to see
"1 knew (Goza) was too open,"
Carolina forward James Worthy said.
"We didn't have a man back there. I was
on my way to attempt to block the shot
and then it hit me he was going to the
"It was a mishap,"
can't take credit for it.
Georgia Tech's bad night overshadow
ed a solid game by the Tar Heels..
"The game was probably the offensive
boards and defense," UNC coach Dean
Smith said. "Sam's (Perkins) defense on
Brook Steppe was great. We put Perkins
(6-foot-9) on Steppe (6-5) because Brook
goes inside a lot. Sam is also quick
enough to stay with him outside."
Those factors led to a rout from the
beginning. Carolina built a 10-1 lead and
led by as many as 30 in the second half
before Smith cleared his bench with eight
"I'll make this very short," Georgia
Tech coach Bobby Cremins said in open-.
ing his post-game press conference. "We
Neither team shot well. Both were
under 40 percent in the first half, Georgia
Tech at 30 percent exactly. The Yellow
Jackets finished the game at 37.9 percent
from the field, the Tar Heels 42.9. ,
No player had more of an off night
than Steppe. The conference's leading
scorer managed sixteen points, but he
went only 6-for-20 from the field. He had
hit 25 of his last 30 shots, scoring 61
points in his last two games, j.. '
' ' It was the most embarrassing moment
of my life," Steppe said of the game. ;
"Dean Smith is a class person,"
Cremins said. "I really appreciate the fact
that he substituted tonight, because the
score could have been a lot worse than it
Carolina player Chris Brust was sitting
on the bench when Goza's error occur
"I heard someone behind me say that
they wished he would have dunked it,"
he said. ''I'm glad it happened to him and
not to me."
Cause not known
Georgia Tech (54)
Byrd 18, Steepe 16, Goza 8, Thomas 6, Bradford 2, Howard 2,
North Carolina (77)
Worthy 20, Daughtery 12, Brust 11, Jordan 10, Black 6,
Perkins 6, Brownlee 4, Martin 2, Perterson 2, Robinson 2.
1 UNC basket by Georgia Tech.
By JOHN CONWAY
Editor's note: This is fourth in a Jive-part series con
cerning future growth in Chapel Hill.
Development in Chapel Hill has been a delicate issue
for many years.
For some homeowners, development brings the fear
of high-density apartment complexes built in their
neighborhoods. Others view growth as a means for in
creasing the tax base and stabilizing the economy of the
Looking toward the future, it is certain that develop
ment will take place, but the extent, location and
character of expansion depends on a number of
variables, and town officials agree. '
"I think it (development) is going to happen," said
Chapel Hill Town Council member Bev Kawalec. "It is
really impossible for us to live in the center of one of the
largest growth areas in the United States and act as
though we can build a wall around the city and isblate
ourselves from the growth that is coming to the Triangle
The community traditionally has resisted the idea of
development. "In my opinion, that's just like sticking
your head in the sand and not dealing with what is going
to happen," Kawalec said.
Chairman of the Sociology Department John Kasarda
said that he expected "slow but steady growth" in both
commercial and housing development in Chapel Hill.
By LYNN EARLEY
Assistant Managing Editor
UNC Chancellor Christopher. C. Ford
' ham III and Donald Boulton, vice-chancellor
for student affairs, agreed on a pro
posal Tuesday which will give students a
choice of on- or off-campus housing for
their.first-ye.ar at UNC; - - :
Fordham decided, to support the new r
policy developed by acting Director of
Housing Boulton and the Department of
University Housing. The housing policy
will no longer require freshmen to live on
campus or in University-approved hous
ing. "I've talked with the chancellor and I
think we're in basic agreement that this
seems to be the basic way to move,"
"The chancellor did not make a deci
sion; he said 'okay' to mine," he said, ad
ding that they have not drafted official
Boulton and University housing phras
ed the proposal to retain guaranteed
housing for freshmen who want to live on
campus, but to eliminate the current
mandatory policy, said Robert Bianchi,
former Residence Hall Association presi
Bianchi said RHA supported the
"Most of us (RHA Board of Gover
nors) are in favor because basically we
don't see it as going against the philo
sophy of housing."
Bianchi defined that philosophy, nur
tured by former Housing Director James
D. Condie, as treating students as mature
individuals with the right of choice.
"The whole philosophy that Dr. Con
die had espoused and had run through
the whole housing policy is that you're
treated like an adult," he said.
"We're not going to change anything,' '
Boulton said. "We're only going to do
something which we've been saying for a
long time. If you believe in a philosophy,
then your procedures ought to reflect it."
Although RHA will not actively pro
mote the proposal since the association
encourages on-campus living more than
off-campus, it will not oppose the pro
posal, Bianchi said.
"In essence, who are we to prejudge
that you have to live on campus?"
The recommendation might provide a
few more spaces for students who want to
live on campus, said Associate Director
for Housing Contracts Phyllis Graham.
This will combine with the recent decision
See HOUSING on page 2
Smaller to moderate-sized communities like Chapel Hill
will experience development in the 1980s, he said. The
town council hopes that this growth will manifest itself
through infill development, Kawalec said.
With the adoption of the new zoning ordinance, the
council has been encouraging growth to be infill, .
Development by infill is improving on existing urban
property before seeking development of land outside the
town limits. The new zoning ordinance allows for in
creased intensity development within the town limits.
Kawalec said there were a number of general
misconceptions about the infill concept. Infill is not ac
complished through dense, urban development and
sprawled growth on the fringes of town, she said.
"I think we have to strike a balance. There are many
people in Chapel Hill who are saying, we really don't
want people packed in ' here bumper-to-bumper,"
Kawalec said. Developing one house per acre is infill as
much as if there were 100 houses per acre, she said.
Looking at the downtown district, land on which to
. (0 News Briefs
Court to decide school tax issue
WASHINGTON (AP) The Reagan administration will make an about-face
and ask the Supreme Court to decide the controversial question of whether schools
which practice racial discrimination can be given federal tax exemptions, Justice
Department sources said Wednesday.
The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the department would file
r papers with the Supreme Court on Thursday asking it not to dismiss a case involving
'Bob Jones' University and the Goldsboi'oT'N.C, Christian Schools". Until now; the :
administration had said that the case was moot because it intended to give tax ex
emptions to those two schools.
The disclosure came as lawyers for the two schools asked the court for special
help in getting their tax exemptions. 7
Caribbean aid draws opposition
WASHINGTON (AP) President Ronald Reagan's development plan for the
Caribbean appeared Wednesday to be headed for a fight in Congress, partly be
cause of growing voter resistance to foreign aid at a time of heavy domestic budget
Moreover, farm-belt senators expressed concern about the president's proposal
to permit duty-free exports of Caribbean foodstuffs to the United States.
The plan, outlined by Reagan at a midday speech Wednesday to the Organization
of American States, drew expressions of skepticism from some Democrats who
questioned Reagan's bid to increase military aid to the civilian-military junta ruling
Khomeini's successor discussed
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Iran's ruling clergy are debating who will succeed
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and opposition leaders in exile suggest there are,
deep divisions that foreshadow a power struggle.
Government spokesman Ahmad Tavakoli was quoted by the official Islamic
Republic News Agency earlier this month as saying a council of experts would
choose a three-to-five man council to lead the nation. Candidates would be ap
proved in a referendum, he said.
. The announcement came amid persistent rumors that the 81-year-old Khomeini,
who suffered a heart attack in January 1980, was seriously ill or possibly dead.
Khomeini, who led the Islamic revolution that toppled the monarchy three years
ago, cut short a two-week period of seclusion this week to deny that he was ill as
suggested by Western press reports. '
accomplish infill seems scarce. But Chapel Hill Planning
Director Mike Jennings said there was more
undeveloped property in that area than most people
"You would be surprised how much vacant land there
is within the urban area," he said. As much as 40 percent
of Chapel Hill's planning area was undeveloped, accor
ding to a 1977 study conducted by the Planning Board,
he said. The single-family housing development of a
30-acre tract north of Boundary Street, known as the
Coker property, is a recent example of the council's en
couragement of infill development.
Roscoe Reeve, chairman of the Chapel Hill Planning
Board, said there were many opportunities for infill, but
few within the town's center. Future areas of infill
development include land along Airport Road toward
Weaver Dairy Road, land north of Hotel Europa on
15-501 bypass and land on the south side of town near
Culbreth Junior High School. -
Completion of the Interstate 40 link through Chapel -Hill
is predicted to spur growth on the northern fringes
"I think the biggest pressure we'll see will be along
1-40," Kawalec said. "The state has now got the 1-40
link through Orange County in its five-year plan, and I
expect pressure from commercial developers there." A
spokesman for the North Carolina Department of
Transportation said acquisition of the right-of-way lands
would begin in fiscal year 1983 and paving would begin
in 1988. -
See GROWTH on page 3
cuts in aid
By STEPHEN STOCK
The University will announce plans
next week to involve students and parents
in a protest against President Ronald
Reagan's proposed cuts in student finan
cial aid, Director of Student Aid Eleanor
Morris said Tuesday.
If approved, the administration's cuts
would mean a reduction of more than
$600,000 in federal appropriations that
would be available to the University
financial aid office over the next two
The real concern will come during the
1983-84 school year when the federal ad
ministration plans to eliminate state and
supplemental grants. This would mean
the financial aid office would only receive
appropriations totaling $4.2 million, a re
duction of more than $2.8 million in one
The administration also has proposed
to eliminate Guaranteed Student Loans
for graduate students. This would place
an undue hardship on graduate students,
Morris said. ,
But students should not "read the
newspaper and panic," she added.
Instead, students should further plan
to attend college or graduate school. But
they should be aware that there will be
difficulties that they might have to work
See AID on page 6
Fire strikes public; housing
By STEPHEN STOCK
An apartment in the Ridgefield public
housing project on Estes Drive was gut
ted by fire Wednesday night.
Five Public Safety Officers' cars, two
Chapel Hill Fire Department trucks and
three ambulances from the South Orange
Rescue Squad responded to the blaze.
CHFD officials said the fire began at ap
proximately 6:30 p.m.
The fire apparently broke out in the
living room of Nathaniel French, a for
mer University employee. It quickly
spread to the upper floor of the apart
ment, he said.
French, who is confined to a wheel
chair, was outside his apartment when the
"It went up just like that. There wasn't
anything but flames," he said.
"We were just sitting outside the front
door and it started in the living room,"
"Everything in the living room is
gone," French's daughter said.
French's two daughters, two sons and
three grandchildren also occupied the
French said his apartment was not
covered by fire insurance because it was
part of a public housing project.
. The apartments are inspected twice a
year to determine compliance with local
and state fire codes, said Lee Biggar, a
development officer with the Chapel Hill
Housing Authority. The Ridgefield.com
plex was built by the housing authority in
Firefighters on the scene confirmed
that the fire began downstairs and spread
to the second floor before it could be con
trolled. The cause of the fire is not known, and
an investigation is pending.
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. . .no injuries were reported in the 6:30 p.m. blaze at Ridgefield Apartments