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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1983 The Dally Tar Heal
Volume 91, Issue 45
Wednesday, August 31, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Jeff Ivey, a worker in the grounds division of the UNC Physical Plant, takes a break from the mid-day heat and hard
work of tearing up the sidewalks beside the Union and the new Davis Library. The library is schedule to be fully com
pleted by the end of the year.
Situation for some students seeking parking permits
By LIZ LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
There is hope for those students who waited in line at
Peabody Hall on Friday for parking permits.
. Because of a mistake at the Traffic Office, a number
of returning students were directed lasf week fiTgd'to
Peabody for permits, when only new students such as
junior transfers and new graduate students were
allowed to pick up permits at that time.
Since it was the fault of the Traffic Office, parking
permits will be awarded to those returning students of
the first 50 who waited in line, said Traffic Office Direc
tor Robert Sherman. Those 22 students will be contacted
about picking up their permits within the next few days.
There also is hope for those who could not obtain
parking permits during spring preregistration, said Traf
fic Office Assistant Director Ben Callahan.
Hardship parking permits are being awarded through
Student Government for those students needing parking
permits who did not preregister but can show a need.
Chapel Hill readies for
mayoral, council elections
By JOHN CONWAY
Editor's note: This is the first of a two
part preview of the upcoming municipal
elections. Today's story previews elections
in Chapel Hill.
Although local elections are a little more
than two months away, only two in
cumbents on the Chapel Hill Town Coun
cil whose seats expire this year have in
dicated that they will be seeking another
Five of the nine town council members'
seats are up for re-election this November,
including the mayor's seat. But council
members Joe Straley and Jim Wallace are
the only two incumbents who have unof
ficially announced their candidacy.
Other incumbents facing re-election
who have not announced their intentions
yet are Jonathan Howes, R.D. Smith and
Mayor Joe Nassif.
Straley, who was first elected to the
Town Council in 1979, said that he
perceives voter issues much better now.
The incumbents will have an advantage in
this year's election because of name
recognition, he said.
Wallace, former mayor of Chapel Hill,
received the most votes of any candidate in
his bid for a council seat in 1979.
Nassif declined to make any announce
ment now regarding his re-election bid.
But most Town Council members said that
Nassif is the likely candidate for the office.
"I don't see anyone opposing the
mayor," council member Marilyn Boulton
said. "He (Nassif) has gained a lot of
Boulton said that she believed Nassif
would not be discouraged from running
because of a salary cut passed by the Town
Council in June.
"The mayor's salary was so out of
line," she said. "I think $7,000 is quite
adequate. I don't think it will deter this
mayor (Nassif) from running."
The council voted in June as part of its
budget adoption process to reduce the
The hardship applications will be available in Suite C
in the Carolina Union through Sept. 7 for students who
are not on bus routes, who are handicapped or have tight
work schedules, said SG committee head Tommy
About 100 hardship stickers will be awarded.;
Another 100 parking permits will be distributed by
random drawing through the UNC Traffic Office, Sher
"Every student permit not sold or otherwise used will
be given out at the lottery," Callahan said. These per
mits consist of those not awarded by Student Govern
ment for hardship, those permits that were preregistered
for in the spring but were not picked up and a few that
will be turned in by people who have decided they do not
need a parking permit, he said.
Anyone living more than one mile from campus or
who has a car and lives on campus should fill out an ap
plication at the Traffic Office to participate in the lot
teries, Callahan said. By Friday at 4 p.m., the Traffic
mayor's salary from $10,000 annually to
$7,000. The salary of council members,
$3,000 annually, was not changed.
In addition to the incumbents, two
former Town Council members who were
defeated in the 1981 municipal elections,
Bill Thorpe and Joe Herzenberg, have said
that they are considering running in the
If all of the incumbents whose seats are
up for election decide to run, Herzenberg
said that he will probably not seek a seat
on the Chapel Hill Town Council.
Howes, who has not made any state
ment regarding his candidacy, said that he
is "leaning toward a decision to run."
Although very few people have expressed
their intention to run, Howes said he
believes that there will be "a great deal" of
people hoping to fill the five council seats
up for election this fall.
'7 don't see anyone oppos
ing the mayor. He (Nassif) has
gained a lot of recognition. "
Town Council member
Howes said he did not consider his in
cumbency an advantage to winning in
November if he decided to run. Assessing
the mood of the voters, he said that the
black community is "restless."
"An all-white council in Chapel Hill
would be unfortunate and unrepresen
tative of the community," Howes said.
At present, R.D. Smith is the only black
on the council and Smith has said that he
will wait to see if any other black can
didates run before announcing his own
Boulton agreed with Howes that the
council needs to be more representative of
the community. She predicted that Smith
would not run if one or two good black
candidates entered the race.
Most council members agree that the
hottest issue facing the council and voters
this fall is the density question how
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much development should be permitted on
any tract of land within the local planning
"If there's a single element, it's growth
and how to manage it," Howes said.
"There's an awful lot . of development
pressure. But many people feel growth is
changing the community for the worse."
At a Town Council work session Mon
day, council members decided to introduce
amendments to the Development Ordi
nance, adopted in 1981 , that would restrict
the intensity of local development.
The town has been besieged by requests
for development projects, particularly in
the past few months.
"People don't want a great big city to
develop," Straley said. Chapel Hill cannot
isolate itself from development pressures,
he said, but the town needs to keep a
Tied in directly with the development
issue is the Thoroughfare Plan proposed
for Chapel Hill. However, some council
members doubt that the council will have
time to act on the plan until after the elec
tions in November. But Howes said the
council should adopt the plan before a
new council is elected.
"There is merit in adopting it," Howes
said. "I think we should adopt it and then
let the voters decide."
Boulton said the council had unofficial
ly decided not to make a final decision on
the plan until after the elections. "Maybe
those who are running don't want to have
to take a stand."
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is not hopeless
Office should know the number of permits that will be
up for grabs in Monday's lottery.
Names drawn in the lottery will be posted by 4 p.m.
Monday outside the Traffic Office. Permits can be pick
ed up Tuesday through Friday of next week.
-Lotteries-will be held each week as long as permits
continue to be returned, Callahan said. Those permits
not picked up from the previous week's, lottery will be
added to the next lottery, he added.
The lottery system of distributing leftover parking
permits is new this year and is designed to eliminate lines,
Callahan said. In the past, leftover permits were dis
tributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, which created
long lines, he said.
There have been some objections to the lottery system
from officials who favor the line system because they
said it allows those who want permits the most to wait
See PARKING on page 2
By MARK STINNEFORD
A consensus is building quietly in Student Government the
idea of an outdoor spring concert is dead for the near future.
"Student Government is out of the concert business," Student
Body President Kevin Monroe said last week.
"I'm not saying there will never be another outdoor concert,"
he said. "I'm saying there will never be another one sponsored by
Student Government lost $60,000 in its last venture into the
concert business, the 1983 Carolina Concert for Children.
With 4,000 to 5,000 people in attendance, the concert was held
in Kenan Stadium April 23 despite a steady drizzle.
Campus Governing Council Finance Committee Chairman
Doc Droze (District 22) said no funds are available to support an
"From the financial perspective, a concert is out of the ques
tion in the near future," Droze said. "If the students want a con
cert, they will have to pay for it either with $30 tickets or a student
The CGC allocated the $100,000 for the concert from the
General Reserve Fund, which is the Student Government surplus.
When the concert was approved, the reserve held about $180,000;
Fighting continues in Beirut for third day
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, LEBANON U.S. Marines
battled Moslem militiamen near Beirut air
port for the third straight day Tuesday and
hundreds of Lebanese soldiers attacked
militia gunners threatening a hotel housing
U.S. Embassy personnel.
No Marine casualties were reported, but
three French soldiers in the multinational
peacekeeping force and a French
paramilitary policeman stationed at the
French Embassy were among those killed
in the street battles and shelling. Two
Marines were killed and 14 wounded by
mortar fire at the airport Monday.
State and private radio stations said the
Lebanese soldiers landed by boat and
helicopter at the beachside Cadmos Hotel
to protect the American Embassy person
nel and U.S. Army Green Beret advisers
living in the building.
They said the soldiers then launched at
tacks on the nearby 25-story Holiday Inn
that Moslem Druse militias had seized
earlier in the day and from which they
sets off scramble
The Associated Press
JERUSALEM Prime Minister
Menachem Begin wrote his letter of resig
nation Tuesday, setting off a scramble in
his party to pick a successor who could
hold his right-wing coalition together.
"I cannot go on any longer," the
70-year-old prime minister told colleagues
who begged him to change his mind.
Although he delayed submitting his
resignation to President Chaim Herzog,
political circles were convinced that the
six-year Begin era, which brought Israel
peace with Egypt and war in Lebanon,
The ministers of Begin's Herut Party in
the ruling Likud bloc caucused for three
hours Tuesday night, but failed to decide
on Begin's successor. "We didn't come to
any conclusions," said Ronnie Milo, a
Herut deputy who attended the meeting
as an observer. The ministers were to
renew efforts Wednesday to find a suc
cessor, Milo told reporters.
The chief contenders were Foreign
Minister Yitzhak Shamir, 68, and Deputy
Prime Minister David Levy, 45, and
Israel radio said Shamir was preferred.
But Levy denied this, saying nothing had
Israeli television reported that Shamir
told the ministers he wanted an im
mediate meeting of the 24-member Herut
parliamentary faction to choose a new
leader, while Levy wanted the issue decid
ed by the much more broadly based cen
tral committee. Shamir is considered the
more likely victor in the smaller body,
while Levy has strong support among the
rank-and-file in the committee.
Other Likud leaders appealed to Begin
to withhold his resignation for a few days
to allow time to choose a successor. He
promised an answer Tuesday night or this
. IsraeLradio-said.the opposition Labor,
Party, which dominated the government
for the first 29 years of Israel's 35-year ex
istence, was contacting potential defec
tors in the government.
The religious parties that hold the
balance of power have pledged publicly
to remain with the government. But if
Herut and the Likud cannot agree quick
ly on a leader, the allegiance of the minor
parties might weaken.
After he resigns, Begin will continue as
caretaker prime minister until a new
government is formed. His spokesman,
Uri Porat, said he expects him to with
SG out of concert business
threatened to attack the Cadmos Hotel.
The broadcasts reported fierce fighting.
The U.S. aircraft carrier Dwight D.
Eisenhower, carrying about 90 jet fighters,
and a destroyer escort armed with guided
missiles moved closer to the coast to sup
port the Marines at the airport on Beirut's
Lebanese state radio said the Cabinet
decided to send army units back into
predominantly Moslem west Beirut to
clear out militia strongholds and "restore
calm and safety for the residents."
Fighting raged into the night despite an
announcement by leading Moslem politi
cians, including former Premier Saeb
Salam, that they would withdraw their
militias from the streets of west Beirut and
cooperate with the Lebanese army to stave
off civil war.
Nabih Berri, leader of Shiite Moslems'
Amal militia that was blamed for the mor
tar attack that killed the American
Marines, issued a statement broadcast on
draw from political life. But he added
that Begin had promised to campaign for
the Likud if neither it nor Labor can form
a majority government, and elections
must be held.
Begin made his surprise announcement
of his intention to resign at the weekly
Cabinet meeting Sunday, then delayed
while his associates pleaded with him to
change his mind.
"You have to understand that the
members of the Herut movement see
Menachem Begin not just as a man who
was prime minister for six years but a
man who for 40 years was a leader, a
guide, a mentor, a man who knew how to
rescue us in any situation," said a Likud
member of Parliament, Michael Kleiner.
Cabinet leaders said when they called
on him Tuesday, they found him penning
his resignation letter.
"We won't let you do it," exclaimed
Economics Minister Yaaqov Meridor, a
comrade from their guerrilla days fighting
for Israeli independence.
"Then I'll do it without your permis
sion," Begin replied as he finished the let
ter and sent it to be typed.
Shlomo Lorencz of Agudat Israel, one
of the religious parties in the coalition,
said Begin did not spell out Ills reasons
"But there were three words that he
said over and over eineni yachol od (I
cannot go on any longer)," Lorencz said.
The normally vigorous and combative
Begin has been depressed and withdrawn
in recent months. Aides say he is despon
dent over his wife's death last November,
the' debilitating war in Lebanon and an
economy wracked by inflation.
In retirement, he will be entitled to a
home, automobile and bodyguards pro
vided by the state. Aides say he may move
back to the modest Tel Aviv apartment
where he lived with his wife for 30 years.
He has often said he would like to write
his memoirs and a biography of his hero,
Giuseppe Garibaldi, the 19th century
guerrilla commander who unified Italy.
Under Israeli law Begin's resignation
does not become official until he submits
it in writing to State President Chaim
Israel radio said that almost every
political figure who talked with Begin
during the night and this morning came
away convinced he would go through
with his decision to resign.
Begin has been saying since his election
in 1977 that he wanted to retire at 70.
it now stands at about $59,000, according to Student Body
Treasurer Burke Mewborne.
CGC Speaker James Exum (District 15) said a concert cannot
be held until the reserve grows to its former level.
"For the next two to three years, there is no need to consider a
concert; it will take that long for the reserve to build back up,"
The CGC nearly killed last year's concert before it ever got off
the ground, but students forced the issue. After the CGC refused
to consider a spring concert, about 3,000 students signed a peti
tion calling for a concert.
Faced with a threat of a student referendum, the CGC relented
and approved $100,000 for a concert.
But when it came time to purchase tickets for last April's con
cert, students became apathetic, said former CGC member Susan
Sparks, who voted for the concert.
"There just didn't seem to be the student interest that we
thought there was," Sparks said.
According to the Student Constitution, a referendum must be
held on any issue within the power of the CGC if at least 10 per
cent of the student body about 2,000 students signs a peti
tion calling for such action.
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state radio calling on his forces to cease
operations. He said the government had
agreed "to restore stability with the con
sent of all parties."
But the radio station reported an hour
after Berri made his statement that shells
were "pouring down" on Christian east
Beirut and coastal towns north of the
capital while western Beirut rumbled with
grenade and mortar explosions.
The French Defense Ministry in Paris
said two of the French soldiers and the
policeman were killed in a shelling attack
that injured several other people at the
French Embassy. It said the third French
soldier was killed and two were wounded
in an attack at the midcity Galerie Semaan
A military communique said Defense
Minister Charles Hernu was following the
situation "with the utmost attention."
British peacekeeping forces also came
under attack near the Galerie Semaan
crossing but no casualties were reported.