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?7 fr Damn we're good! This week's AP basketball poll is out and the Tar Heels are back on top. For the rest of the Top 20 see page 3. The Clouds reign Cloudy today with a 60 per cent chance of rain. Highs in the mid-50s. Lows tonight near 40. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983 Volume flssue 12 Tuesday, February 1, 1983 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSoortsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising skm-hoj Vicech hout A ...MM'. Mm or Bou ton V rv' i J suspended wit pay I V: "J AJ- i. i V! ; 5 "Sr v. v4 V, -.-. ollowm gin vestigatio n n DTHZane A. Saunders Dr. Haven R. Wiley speaks against the proposed thoroughfare at a public hearing ...more than 350 people attended the hearing which was held at Chapel Hill High School Public hearing ocal c - aimed th orou By JOHN CONWAY and KATHERINE FARLEY Staff Writers Public officials listened to more than 50 local residents for almost three hours Monday night as they commented on the proposed thoroughfare plan at a joint public hearing before the Chapel Hill and Carrboro town governments. Although each presentation was original, there was one dominant theme: ' adopt the thoroughfare plan with modifications. More than 350 people gathered in the Cultural Arts Building of Chapel Hill High School to listen to local residents comment on the proposed thoroughfare plan. The plan recommends im provements to many existing streets in the downtown area, as well as the widening of the 15-501 bypass. Student Body President Mike Vandenbergh said the towns should con sider the costs of these improvements to the more than 20,000 students. Vandenbergh said he specifically opposed two recommendations of the thoroughfare plan. He opposed the ex tension of Pittsboro Street to Rosemary Street, as well as the extension of Parker Road. "We have to consider the cost to the students," Vandenbergh said. The exten sion of Pittsboro Street "would be disastrous to the fraternities," he said. Tnfie" PittsbOrb Street extension" would " require the removal of the Kappa Alpha fraternity house and a portion of Zeta Psi fraternity house. The planned extension would also pass within a few yards of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house. Vandenbergh said that as many as 200 students would be affected by the exten sion. Carl Wallace, alumni director of Kap pa Alpha, said there was a need to adopt a ' thoroughfare plan, but with changes. "Some modification is needed," Wallace said. "We recommend the widening of Columbia Street." He said the real problem is the width of Columbia Street south of Cameron Avenue. More than two-fifths of the public presentations were in opposition to the extension of Parker Road to Barbee Chapel Road. University faculty, members of local preservation societies and residents said this extension would cut across the Mason Farm property. Mason farm serves the University as an import " "This proposed roadway would not only destroy Mason Farm's integrity and importance as a nature preserve, but would involve significant construction costs as well," said Katherine Seaton, president of the New Hope Audubon Society. Seaton, as well as others opposing the extension of Parker Road, recommended that the extension pass a few miles farther south, closer to the Orange-Chatham county lines. See HEARING on page 3 By LISA PULLEN .Staff Writer Donald Boulton, UNC vice chancellor for student affairs, has been suspended without pay from his post for a month, Univer sity Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III announced Mon day. In the interan, vice chancellor for University affairs Harold Wallace will assume Boulton's duties, Fordham said. Boulton's suspension follows a State Bureau of Investigation inquiry requested by Fordham into the purchase and installation of kitchen tile for Boulton's home last September. Boulton ordered the tile through the University housing department, and hired two University housing employees to in stall, it on Sept. 9. Boulton paid the employees for their work Sept. 20. But the tile was not paid for until Nov. 1, after a local weekly newspaper published details on the matter. In addition to the month-long suspension, which went into ef fect Monday, Boulton has been given a written reprimand, ac cording to a statement released by Fordham's office Monday. And three University housing employees involved have each received a written reprimand as well as a final written warning, Fordham's statement read. ; . "Certain , of the University's rules and procedures were violated and administrative action is necessary," his statement read. Fordham was out of town and unavailable for comment Monday. Earlier Monday, Wade Barber, district attorney for Orange and Chatham counties, said no criminal charges would be brought against Boulton for the use of University forms and employee's in the purchase and installation of the tile. "His contention that he did not 'knowingly and willfully' in tend for the University to pay for the vinyl placed on his floor cannot be disproven," Barber said in a public statement. "That he believed the workmen were taking vacation time to lay the vinyl is evidence! by his personal payments to them on September 20." In a statement released after Barber's decision not to press charges, Boulton said, "I was confident at the outset that a thorough investigation would result in this conclusion." Boulton was unavailable for comment Monday on his suspen sion from the University. ... University housing employees Michael Blackwelder and Allen Manning, who installed the tile, and Russell Perry, associate director of operations for University housing also will not be prosecuted, Barber said. In addition to Boulton's payments, the University paid Blackwelder and Allen for 10 hours of work the day the tile was installed plus Vi hours overtime, the investigation report revealed. Perry approved the time sheets for that day, the report stated. " "I will not seek to make subordinant employees scapegoats for our frustration with the conduct in this case," Barber said. "Those employees also hold a public trust, but they were each acting in situation created by one or more superiors." Perry could not be reached for comment Monday, At the request of Fordham, the SBI began investigating the tile incident in early December; Thirteen people were questioned some two and three times during the course of the investigation, Barber said. The SBI's report was then turned over to Fordham and UNC-system Presi dent William C. Friday. A complete audit of University housing department is under way, according to Fordham's statement. Barber would not say if his office would investigate further into University housing. See BOULTON on page 3 Reagan proposes social program cuts TTie Associated Press WASHINGTON President Reagan sent jCongress on Monday a $848.5 billion budget for 1984, declaring ' we have gone ; far in restoring order to the chaos" despite an estimated deficit of $189 bil lion. Congressional leaders promised a bat tle over proposed cuts m social programs and a $30 billion increase for defense. Reagan estimated this year's deficit will reach $208 billion far above the $91 billion he forecast a year ago. To keep deficits from rising higher the president called for a freeze on federal pay and pensions for a year, as well on overall spending on hundreds of domestic programs. He' asked Congress to pare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and urged passage of a package of Social Security changes estimated to save $12.2 'billion. He also called for standby tax increases beginning in late 1985 to reduce deficits further an income tax surcharge and a $5-a-barrel excise tax on imported or domestic oil. . But he submitted a military budget that would rise to $238.6 billion for the 1984 fiscal year, an increase of $29.7 billion in a year in which the entire federal budget would increase by $43.3 billion. Reagan called this spending plan a "common sense strategy," and appealed for congressional approval. "The stage is set; a recovery to vigorous, sustainable, non-inflationary growth is imminent," he said. , Jn fact, the budget assumes that the economy already has begun to recover from flie recession, and will stay healthy for years to come. At the same time, he forecast that unemployment would re main above 10 percent until well into 1984. Reagan's budget prescription was generally well known in advance, and there were predictions in Congress of tough battles over defense, social pro grams and taxes. Senate Republican Leader Howard See BUDGET on page 3 1983 candidates express thoughts in campus forum .-x-5f SKIM Candidates for the 1983 campus election met at Joyner Residence Hall Monday night in the third of 14 forums to be held before the Feb. 8 election. Candidates for student body president, Daily Tar Heel editor, Residence Hall Association president and Carolina Athletic Association president spoke before fewer than 50 people at the RHA-sponsored forum. Student body presidential candidates Kevin Monroe and Jon Reckford explained how their Stu dent Government experience would help them if elected. "What my experience has given me is good insight into administration," Monroe said, adding that he had dealt with the UNC administration from South building on down. Reckford also said he had a good working rela tionship with the administration, adding that he planned to improve that through a retreat with the University chancellor and vice chancellors, and by establishing a liaison between Student Government and South and Steele buildings. Both candidates supported the student fee in crease. . . "I would definitely put it on the ballot, but you, as , students, would have to decide on it," Monroe said. Reckford agreed, saying that Student Government still had plenty of money to allot. There is still a $150,000 surplus in the Student Activity Fee that just has to be allocated, he said. "But a student fee in crease can't hurt." I Xm 3LQC62L3QLS. Reckford and Monroe also eifiphasized the need for smooth relations between RHA and the student body president, but differed in their opinions of what had caused a rift between the two in the past. - "The problem in the past is that RHA said one thing and Student Government said another, so we lost unity," Reckford said. "We need to iron out problems before we talk to the press or the admini stration we need to be one voice." But Monroe said the major problem was a lack of coordination between the two both attacked the same problem from different directions, seeking two separate solutions. He said he did not support a liaison program between the organizations, but did support "direct communication on a direct basis." Student body presidential candidate Hugh Reckshun did not attend the forum. DTH editorial candidates John Altschuler and Kerry DeRochi stressed a desire to make the DTH more of a student newspaper. "I want to change the entire direction of the paper," Altschuler said. "I think that now students don't feel part of the paper. "If the paper would take itself less seriously and lighten up a bit then I think it would be a readable paper. And what good is a paper if it isn't read?" DeRochi agreed that the DTH had not been repre sentative of the entire student body in the past. "This year when you read the DTH you did not get a sense of what happened at Carolina," she said. "Instead you got a sense of what happened in the Union." To take the DTH out of the Union, DeRochi pro posed a "weekly series of articles about different campus organizations." There are more than 200 stu dent organizations at UNC and DeRochi said that currently students read about five or 10. DeRochi said she would elevate the position of copy editor to help prevent editing mistakes which have caused the paper problems recently. "The DTH should never lose sight of the fact that it is a student newspaper," Altschuler said in response to a statement that his campaign proposals might lower the national prestige of the paper. RHA presidential candidates Mark Dalton, Henry ' Miles and Frank Winstead discussed RHA's rela tionship with the University housing department. Dalton said that he would like to let the RHA Governing Board meet officials in University hous ing. It is important to "let housing know who you are and work with them," he said, while Miles stress ed that he had many contacts in University housing. "I know them (housing officials) already," Miles said. "We're on a good basis going in." - Winstead said that he had an advantage over his opponents because he had not worked with Universi ty housing before. "I'm not that familiar with the housing depart ment personnel," he said, adding that he would challenge officials' decisions. " The candidates also discussed the representative role of RHA. Winstead said RHA should concern itself with on campus matters and affairs with University housing. Miles had a slightly different view of the RHA role, describing its main responsibility as representing students in University housing matters. He added Ml 4 mm ilili A 9 7"s 7t r 5 ; 1 n r ! 9 1 j6f it,, dth Scott Doiejack Jon Reckford and Kevin Monroe ...contemplate forum question that Student Government should have some input as well. Dalton said, "We (RHA) should deal with things that deal with our residents." The candidates also reiterated their campaign plat forms. RHA should get more people involved, establish a better relationship with Student Government and deal more effectively with the administration, Dalton said. Miles advocated RHA working together with various groups on campus, including University housing and individual residence areas. He also said that food service meal plans should be transferred between students, and proposed to make RHA a liaison between students who wish to buy or sell meal plans. . Winstead said that the main focus of his campaign was to fight the cooking policy, and he advocated students bringing hot plates back into the dormitories after Spring Break if University housing did not revoke the policy. CAA presidential candidates Padraic Baxter, Deb bie Flowers and Brad Ives stressed their proposals for changes in ticket distribution policies. "There are currently 3,000 student seats in Car michael," Baxter said. "One suggestion is to take 800 of those 3,000 on a lottery form. This would give See FORUMS on page 3 r :-":.::'::: "" W -y - - A- - -' r- X ' V " .. i Ifirfi: at n nni irm t xnimt r -------rfy-f - -mri frn'-p'r Baxter announces bid for CAA presidency By SCOTT BOLEJACK Staff Writer Padraic Baxter, a junior business ad ministration major from Chapel Hill, an nounced his candidacy for the Carolina Athletic Association presidency Monday. "I'm running because I think the stu dents need a stronger voice in the upcom ing Student Activities Center seating deci sion," Baxter said. "The other can didates haven't mentioned it and that's why I decided to run." Baxter said he would attend meetings on the SAC seating decision, adding that he would conduct a survey of the student body to see what they want. "I'm going to make sure that John Swofford, the Ram's Club and Alumni Association know that we're serious about being closed out of courtside seating," he said. An expanded Homecoming and im proved ticket distribution are also includ ed in Baxter's campaign. "I would like to set up a Homecoming Committee to focus just on Homecoming activities," he said. "Some of the events for Homecoming Week would be a com edy film festival, a forum with a represen tative from the Alumni Association speaking on Homecomings of the past, a bar crawl on Franklin Street with reduced prices at different times and the (Homecoming) parade." 31ec oions '85 A Homecoming Committee is necessary because Homecoming is just too big," Baxter said. In order for Homecoming to become a week-long event, the CAA needed people who wanted to work at it throughout the year, he said. Baxter also proposed several changes in the current football and basketball ticket distribution on policies. "Those students who wait out for tickets overnight will be given numbers at an unannounced time between midnight Padraic Baxter and 6 a.m.," he said. "The students with numbers would be allowed inside Car michael and would be seated in order by the ushers. This system would eliminate students from running into the gym when the doors are opened and would guarantee them their place in line." Under Baxter's plan for block seating, block seats would continue to be drawn from a barrel on a random basis by the students. "However, if a block is not chosen for a certain week, then that block would receive an extra ticket in the barrel for the next drawing," he said. For basketball tickets, Baxter sug gested a balance between a lottery system and the present system. "Under the lottery plan, 800 tickets would be available on a sign-up drawing basis," he said. "The remainder of the tickets would be distributed as they are now. This would give those students unable to wait in line for tickets an op portunity to attend a game." To keep students from missing classes, Baxter said he would suggest moving distribution days to early Sunday or early Monday mornings. Baxter's other activities include the Chapel Hill swimming club.