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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume Issue f f 3
Wednesday, March 23, 1933
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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N.C. 2000 d
It Is a realm between reality and the imagination. It is a world by itself, comparable to no other. It creeps between
Happy Hour and first classes. It is inhabited by little white men and beeping red hands. It is . . . Franklin Street at
educate citizens on future
By ROSEMARY OSBORN
UNC President William C. Friday,
chairman of the Commission on the
Future of North Carolina, presented a
slide show on the commission Monday
night at the Chapel of the Cross.
The slide show was designed to give
citizens across North Carolina an idea of
the kinds of changes which the state must
make during this century to prepare for
the 21st century, i .
Concern with the coming of the year
2000 and the changes which will come as
that year approaches led Gov. Jim Hunt
to begin the commission, which has been
tagged the N.C. 2000 Commission. N.C.
2000 was initiated in June 1981 when
Hunt issued an executive order creating
Hunt appointed Friday , chairman of
the Commission, which has just con
cluded a 14-month study of the state's
resources and present and future needs.
As Friday introduced the slide show,
he explained his approach to the N.C.
2000 project as a search for an answer to
the question: "What kind of state do you
want North Carolina to be in the year
2000?" ' .
Because the question is very complex,
Friday said the commission asked Hunt
to assure them that their suggestions
would be used.
"When we first convened, we asked
Gov. Hunt if he intended to implement
our recommendations, because we didn't
want to put forth all the effort if he
wasn't," said Friday. "He promised that
he would, and I believe he will use the rest
of his term to do all he can to carry out
To begin the long-term planning pro
cess, the commission divided itself into
four working panels called People,
Economy, Natural Resources and Com
munity. In these general categories N.C.
2000 participants searched for more
specific information about the changes
occurring in the state so that they could
make long-range predictions and recom
mendations for the future.
Participants in the program came from
each of the state's 100, counties. They
provided the commission with both pro
fessional advice as well as the broad
based public participation that is useful in
identifying specific trends and conditions.
Over 110,000 citizens in North Carolina
completed N.C. 2000 questionnaires, said
N.C. 2000 focused on demographic
arid economic trends -to determine the
forces that are shaping the future. Since
1960 North Carolina's population and
f "3k '
UNC President Friday gives presentation on Monday night
... he gave citizens ideas of changes to expect in the future
economy have been growing faster than
the country as a whole. However, during
the next two decades both the state's and
the nation's growth rates will be slower.
Along with economic growth will be
technological developments. These
changes in technology will bring sociolo
gically complex changes with them, said
"I was startled by the fact that 47 per
cent of our workforce needs to be re
trained in the next decade if we are going
to do what needs to be done," Friday
said. "Robotry will be the salvation of in
dustry in the future along with the micro
chip." i -v.."
He said the re-training process could be
accomplished in community colleges and
technical institutes. -
. Commission members had to look at
the state's history in order to make its
predictions of the state's future.
Residents oppose thoroughfare plan
By MARK STINNEFORD
Students go to the polls today to deter
mine the fate of a proposal to raise the
Student Activity Fee by $1.25 per
Students may vote at any one of 19 poll
ing places that will be operating across
campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, said
, Elections Board Chairman Stan Evans.
The Student Activity Fee was last in
creased in 1977.
Before a fee increase can be enacted, it
must receive a two-thirds majority vote in
a student referendum. And 20 percent of
the fee-paying students on campus
about 4,100 students must cast votes in
the referendum, according to the Student
. Including the, Feb. 8 elections and the
subsequent runoffs, the fee increase
referendum will be the third campus wide
vote of the semester. The workload has
placed extra pressure on the Elections
Board and has made it difficult to find
polltenders for the referendum vote, Evans
"We're getting down to the crunch time
in the academic year, and it's difficult to
get people to work at the polls a third
time," Evans said.
The measure should pass if the required
number of students turn out to vote,
"People against the increase are pro
bably going to express their opposition by
staying home," he said. "People who are
for the increase have more of a motivation
to vote. But I'm still skeptical that 20 per
cent of the students will show up."
Paper ballots will be used in the referen
dum and will be counted by hand, Evans
If the required 20 percent of the student
body fails to show up, the votes will not be
tabulated, Evans said.
"Counting the votes in that case would
lead to more problems than solutions," he
If the fee increase passes, it will generate
an additional $50,000 per year in Student
Activity Fees, Student Body Treasurer
Brent Clark said. Student Government
would receive an additional $23,250 per
year which could be allocated to student
organizations by the CGC or left in the
General Reserve fund, Clark said.
The Daily Tar Heel, which receives 16
percent of Student Activities Fees, would
get an additional $8,000 annually. The
Carolina Union, which receives 33 percent
of Student Activity Fees would get an
additional $16,500, Clark said.
The Graduate and Professional Student
Federation, which receives 15 percent of
the activity fees paid by graduate and pro
fessional students, would receive an addi
tional $2,250 annually, Clark said.
The Student Activity Fee is currently
$15.25 per semester for undergraduates
and $13.25 per semester for graduate
RH A supports raise
in housing rent costs
By JOSEPH BERRYHILL
The Residence Hall Association Gover
ning Board Monday endorsed "an under
standing" of University housing's pro
posed budget for 1983-84 which in
cludes an 18 percent increase in dormitory
In its weekly meeting, the board de
bated for nearly an hour the bsue of
whether to endorse the budget. before
passing a motion with six yes votes and
The motion read: "RHA endorses an
understanding of the 18 percent increase
for the 1983-84 housing budget, and
assumes a responsibility to educate the
residents as to why and looks for ways to
cut next year's budget."
The proposed rent increase was an
nounced last Wednesday by Jody Harp
ster, acting director of University hous
ing. Harpster attributed the increase to
rising costs, declining interest incomes
and housing expenditures exceeding rents
for the past several years. A projected in
'crease of 18 percent has also been slated
The governing board consists of 10
residence area governors, the presidents
of independent dormitories Mangum and
Everett, and RHA President Mark
Dalton. The board serves as an advisory
group to University housing, Dalton said.
Some board members expressed dis
satisfaction over the fact that dormitory
rent will be used to subsidize the con
struction of a new dormitory on South
The housing budget includes $183,000
for the construction of the new dormi
tory, Harpster said in a telephone inter
view Tuesday. This expense will cause
each resident to pay an additional $15 of
rent, or 4 percent of the total increase, he
Morrison Residence College Governor
Angie Robbins questioned the decision to
build the new dormitory.
"Has anybody researched it to see if
it's really feasible?" she said. "I feel
stupid because we didn't think about it
Harpster said that students in previous
RHA administrations had supported the
new dormitory during the decision
"They (students) agreed that some
costs should be borne by the present resi
dents until it is built," he said.
Most board members agreed in the
debate that they understood the reasons
for the increase in room rents, but after
several motions they could not decide
whether to endorse the increase.
Dalton told the board that cuts in the
University housing budget had already
lowered the increase in room rent from
36.5 percent to 18 percent.
See RHA on page 4
By PETE AUSTIN
Signs asking for the Chapel Hill Town Council to
"Save McCauley Street" and "Vote Against Mc
Cauley Street Extension" covered a wall of the
Town Council meeting room where a public hearing
on the thoroughfare plan was held Monday night.
An audience of about 100 lined the walls inside
the council meeting room and overflowed outside
the building. Several citizens stood outside in the
rain, waiting to voice their opposition to parts of the
The plan is a comprehensive one for the towns of
Chapel Hill and Carrboro that guides the acquisi
tion of rights of ways onto Franklin Street, focused
on discussion of the thoroughfare plan.
A group of residents opposed to the proposed
McCauley Street extension said that the added traf
fic and noise pollution in the area would outweigh
the benefits of extending McCauley Street to Merritt
In addition to the signs held throughout the three
hour meeting, one resident of McCauley Street
asked the council to hold a special public hearing on
the proposed extension and to stop "omitting it
(McCauley Street) from your agenda." ";
Alternatives to the controversial Parker Road ex
tension were also discussed Monday night.
The Parker Road extension, which would be built
across the Mason Farm tract, was abandoned when
University students and environmentalists lodged
strong protests against the extension.
The University uses the tract for environmental,
ecological and biological research.
The Chapel Hill Planning Board Voted 6-3 at
their March 1 meeting to strike from consideration
any extension plan that would divide the Mason
Farm tract. .
At the hearing Monday night, the Town Council
listened to public response to alternative proposals
to the Parker Road extension.
The proposals included the extension of Bayberry
Drive to Mangum Court, the extension of Mangum
Court to Farrington Mill Road and a few other
smaller revisions to streets in the area south of
Robert Smythe, spokesman for the Triangle
Sierra Club, said that his organization opposed an
extension which divides the Mason Farm tract. But
, Smythe took no position on the Bayberry Drive ex- .
tension proposal. . - :
Many residents of the affected areas voiced op
position to the increased traffic and noise that the
thoroughfare plan would create in their neighbor
hood. ' "Five to six thousand cars per day would be add
ed to the 700 per day that presently use the Bayberry
Drive area," said Donald E. Francisco, a resident of
Mason Farm Road and a teacher in environmental
studies at the University.
Francisco stated that the inclusion of Bayberry
Drive in the overall thoroughfare plan would be
hazardous to everyone in the neighborhood,
especially the children.
Stephanie Cheek, 13, appealed to council mem
bers and the audience by presenting a fictional ren
dition of the history of the Bayberry Drive-Mangum
The Town Council made no decision on the
thoroughfare plan Monday night but referred the
matter to the manager for review and recommenda
tion. The council is expected to make its final de
cision on the plan March 28.
See COUNCIL on page 3
The following are polling locations for today's election on
the Student Activity Fee. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m. Students may vote at the poll of their choice with a stu
Law School Library
School of Medicine