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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume Skf Issue 16 I V
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, March 22, 1983
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DTH&haries W. Ledford
All across campus Monday, students were outside enjoying the second day of spring play
ing, studying or just relaxing under the shade of trees.
Service simplifies apartment hunt
By AMY TANNER
, Staff Writer
Students can find an apartment or a
roommate through the Student Con
sumer Action Union's new computerized
Apartment Locator and Roommate
The computer can he!p students find
apartments that meet their criteria as well
as roommates with similar interests, said
Richard Owens, SCAU chairperson.
Both services are free.
Students may indicate preferences on
the form such as the apartment's price
and distance from campus, and the com
puter takes this information into con
sideration. "It's a shortcut," said Steve Lewis,
chairperson of the Apartment Locator
Service. "Afterward the student can
check into the apartments in detail."
There are 60 apartment complexes in
the computer's memory. Last week ap
proximately 40 students received a list of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro apartment
complexes that according to the com
puter, were suited to their needs, Lewis
said. . .
On the Apartment Locator Service's
recent trial run, some students received a
list of as many as 20 apartments while
others received a blank printout.
"Some people didn't get any (apart
ments listed) because they were out of
touch with rent rate," Lewis said. "It
depends on individual choices."
Lewis said if students are not pleased
with the results, they may try the service
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In the future the printouts will list an
apartment complex's number of vacan
cies as well as the number of people on
the waiting list. This information will be
Walsh wins three
en swim to
WASHINGTON William D.
"Ruckelshaus, fired when he refused to
rescue President Nixon from the tangle of
Watergate, was chosen by another presi
dent Monday to help unsnarl the political
mess at the Environmental. Protection
Agency. ' ;
President Reagan announced
Ruckelshaus' nomination as EPA ad
ministrator at an impromptu news con
ference where he defended his ad
ministration's record on the environ
ment. But the president added, "I believe
we can do better."
Ruckelshaus said he had been promis
ed a "free hand" in trying to solve the
worst crisis in the history of the agency
that he headed at its founding 12 years
His priority, Ruckelshaus said, will be
to "get on with this enormously com
plicated job of cleaning up our air and
water and protecting our citizens against
Reagan's first EPA chief, Anne McGill
Burford, resigned on March 9 amid .
multiplying allegations of mismanage
ment, conflicts of interest and
"sweetheart deals" with polluters being
investigated by a half-dozen congres
Reagan denied that the EPA should
favor corporate polluters. "All that I had
ever proposed was that they should be
fair," he said.
"After the dust settles and the country
sees Bill Ruckelshaus at work, our people
will recognize that this administration's
commitment to a clean environment is
solid and unshakeable," Reagan said.
"He is the right man for the right job at
the right time."
In his first stirft heading the EPA,
Ruckelshaus was given high marks as a
competent adrninistrator who got the
d to head EPA
agency off on the right course.
Later, Nixon fired Ruckelshaus when
the then-deputy attorney general refused
to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox
as part of the "Saturday Night
Massacre" during the Watergate scandal
Since 1976, Ruckelshaus has served as
senior vice-president of law and corporate
affairs of the Weyerhaeuser Co., a giant
timber and paper products firm located
outside of Seattle, Wash.
In Congress, leaders of both parties
forecast swift Senate confirmation of the
"I predict he will be confirmed over
whelmingly," said Majority Leader
Howard H. Baker. Senate Democratic
Leader Robert C. Byrd said Ruckelshaus
was perceived as "able, a man of integri
ty." Ruckelshaus said Reagan , had asked
him to take the job last week. He said he
had discussed the offer "at some length
with my wife" and discussed with Reagan
and his top aides "their commitment to
Ruckelshaus had breakfast Monday
morning with White House Chief of Staff
James A. Baker III and presidential
counselor Edwin Meese.
."I believe the president has given me
the tools I need to do the job,"
Ruckelshaus said, listing "personal sup
port" from Reagan and "flexibility" to
define problems at the agency.
"I have a free hand," Ruckelshaus said
in response to a reporter's questions.
Many agency critics questioned
whether Ruckelshaus will have the sup
port he needs to turn the EPA around.
Jay D. Hair, president of the
4.2-million-member National Wildlife
Federation, said Ruckelshaus needed
more than a promise of independence.
"He needs to be free from the radical
anti-conservationist ideology in the
government," Hair said.
Russell Peterson, president of the Na
tional Audubon Society, said
Ruckelshaus' selection "is only one step
in a long procession of changes needed to
rebuild the agency."
Peterson and other environmentalists
said Reagan needed to double EPA's
budget, which has been cut sharply, give
Ruckelshaus authority to pick his own
team and remove EPA from control by
the Cabinet Council on Natural
Resources, headed by Interior Secretary
Reagan said he had directed
Ruckelshaus to conduct an agency-wide
review to make sure the EPA has the per
sonnel and budget it needs.
Ruckelshaus said his review might lead
him to recommend larger budgets, but
that he wasn't prejudging that question
See EPA on page 3
on use of illegal parking stickers
updated once or twice a week, he said.
Within the next two weeks, students
should be able to submit a form and
receive a printout within two days, Lewis
Those students who are looking for a
roommate also will be able to receive a
printout within two days of submitting a
form, said Erika Bailey, head of the
Roommate Referral Service.
SCAU is waiting for more participants
before it makes a computer trial run,
Bailey said. The more participants the
greater chance there is for a successful
. match, she said.
Approximately 50 people have submit
ted forms, Bailey said. At least 200 people
are needed for the first run-through of
the computer, she said.
See SCAU on page 3
By PERRY TWISDALE
An increase in fines handed out for illegal parking permits since
the beginning of the spring semester has caused problems for both
permit holders and University police.
According to Benjamin Callahan, assistant director of security
and traffic in the UNC Traffic Office, 23 people received $50 fines
between August and November 1982 for displaying illegal per
mits. Thirty-five people received similar fines during January and
February of this year, Callahan said.
The increase in fines for illegal permits is the result of stricter
University police crackdown on illegal permits this semester. More
traffic monitors have been assigned to look specifically for stolen
permits, Callahan said.
"We noticed a trend of stolen stickers," said University police
Lt. Walter Dunn. "When we questioned most people using stolen
permits, they said they bought them from someone else.".
Those fined included employees as well as students, Dunn said.
A number of students have consulted the Student Legal Ser
vices after being fined, said SLS lawyer David Kirkman.
"Complaints began increasing in- early February," Kirkman
said. "They were mostly complaints about using someone else's
sticker and being fined."
Kirkman said that most students who used a sticker illegally did
so out of ignorance of the Traffic and Parking Office's parking
According to the parking ordinance, it is illegal for any person
in lawful possession of a parking permit to give, sell, transfer or
By TRACY YOUNG
North Carolina's Sue Walsh added three individual
titles toiler growing collection, while the Tar Heels took
sixth place in the 1983 NCAA women's swiniming cham
pionships this weekend in Lincoln,' Neb. . ; . A
Walsh, whose three-year total of NCAA titles now
stands at nine, also had ACC and UNC records in the
200-yard backstroke and an American record for her
50-yard backstroke segment of UNC's 200-yard medley
relay. . :
"I'm just really tired," Walsh said. "I don't know why,
but that meet just seemed more draining than any of the
others, even the ACCs."
Walsh said that the fact that ail of the national teams
now belong to the NCAA might have made the meet
tougher than last year. In 1982, teams were split between
the NCAA and the AIAW.
Walsh, the only UNC swimmer to win an event, was
also one of only two competitors to win three individual
events. Florida's Tracy Caul kins was the other. Walsh's
time of 1:59.05 in the 200-yard backstroke was good
enough for the win. Her other firsts came in the 100-yard
backstroke (55.62) and the 50-yard backstroke (25.85).
Additionally, Walsh placed sixth in the 100-yard in
dividual medley (57.83).
Polly Winde, who qualified for nine NCAA events
more, than any other swimmer in the country also had
a good performance in Lincoln. -'
Winde finished with an ACC record, a UNC record
and the knowledge that . she came close to beating
Caulkins. - ,
Her second place time of 4: 16.60 in the 400 IM was fast
enough for an ACC and a UNC record. Winde's
preliminary time in the 200 M also broke ACC and UNC
records. Her third place time in the finals was 2:02.40.
Winde also finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke
(2:17.56), eighth in the 100-yard IM (57.86) and 10th in
the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.81).
Swim coach Frank Comfort called his freshman one of
the greatest swimmers in America
. Other top 10 finishes for UNC in individual events were
Gayle Hegel's seventh in the 200 IM (2:04.58) and Amy
Pless' ninth in the 100 IM (57.90).
Relays, the most important place for points during a
championship since they reward double points, went well
for UNC. ..
A time of 1 :43.78 in the 200-yard medley relay brought
in a third place finish for the Tar Heels. Members of that
team were Walsh, Pless, Jenny Strickland and Sue Scott.
Walsh, Scott, Pless and Jeanne Gerhart finished
seventh in the 200-yard, freestyle relay (1:35.06). Hegel
joined Pless, Walsh and Scott for the 400-yard freestyle
relay. Their time of 3:26.52 took eighth.
The 800-yard freestyle completed UNCs scoring in the
relays. Cay Andres, Sarah Durstein, Hegel and Winde
were 10th with a time of 7:30.41.
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'When we questioned most people using stolen
permits, they said they bought them from
someone else.' Lt. Walter Dunn
t University Police Officer
attempt to transfer the permit to another person or to place it on a
vehicle other than the one for which it was registered.
The University police know of no organized thefts, Dunn said.
. This year was the first in which parking stickers were placed on
a plastic backing and hung on the rearview mirror of a car, mak
ing them easier to remove, Callahan said.
The permits were given out to aid students and employees with
more than one car registered with the traffic office, Callahan said.
Next year there will be a plastic decal with an optional plastic
backing, Callahan said. ,
Dunn said an investigation occurs with each report of a stolen
"After a person has bought a permit illegally, we try to find
who sold it," he said. "If the permit turns out to be stolen, then
both people involved become responsible."
Charges of larceny and the receiving of stolen goods also can be
applicable in stolen permit cases, Dunn said.
The $50 fine is the largest fine given out by University police,
Callahan said, adding that there have been numerous complaints
about the crackdown.
"We have two groups of people complaining to us: people
whose parking stickers were stolen, and those who have bought
stolen tickets and been fined," Callahan said.
ask force to develop
Carrboro re vitalization
Suo Walsh, junior, swimming last fall
. she won three events in the NCAAs
i By BONNIE FOUST
"In the past 10 years, downtown Carr
boro has been dying,' said Hilliard Cald
well, a member of the Carrboro Board of
To reverse this decay, Caldwell and the
other board members have created the
Blue Ribbon Downtown Revitalization
Task Force to develop a long-range re
vitalization plan that will bring more busi
nesses into the town of 8,000 people.
Before specific plans are developed, the
task force has selected the Raleigh-based
firm of Foran and Greer to complete a
.market study. The study would measure
the downtown area's growth potential and
identify revitalization projects.
Bill Koole, task force chairman, said he
expected the Board of Aldermen to make
a decision on the selection of Foran and
Greer and appropriation of money for the
study on March 30.
Koole said the revitalization is mainly
for economic reasons.
"Buildings are getting older, the tax
base is depreciating and tax revenues are
small," Koole said. "If we bring businesses
back, tax sales will go up and the tax base
Caldwell said he agrees with Koole.
"We felt something ought to be done.
We were losing so many businesses," he
An example of this parade of failing
businesses in Carrboro is Carr Mill Mall.
Caldwell said that most of the mall's ori
ginal businesses have left, partly because
of the high rent, but mostly because they
were not visible to the people.
"There is nothing in downtown Carr
boro to bring people in to visit Carr Mill or
other businesses," Caldwell said.
Ernie Patterson, another member of the
Board of Aldermen, said he also wanted
more business to come into Carrboro to
improve tax revenue and hoped that a plan
can be developed to achieve this goal.
"l tnuiK it would De nice tor Carrboro
to have more shopping," Patterson said.
"I would also like to see some industrial
assembly to come in to create jobs for the
Residents of Carrboro said they would
also welcome relief for the downtown area
See CARRBORO on page 3