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Water shortage not solved
by Monday's showers
Tuesday, September 13, 1983The Daily Tar Heel3
By JOHN CONWAY
Cky Editor .
Let it rain. Let it rain. Let it rain.
That thought was going through the
minds of many students, local residents
and water utility officials Monday as a
band of thunderstorms provided some
temporary relief from the record heat wave
that has plagued Chapel Hill since July.
But the rain that moved into Chapel Hill
Monday afternoon was not significant
enough to alleviate the current water
shortage, said Everett Billingsley, director
of Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
OWASA officials reported that only
0.35 inches of rain had fallen in Chapel
Hill as of 7:30 p.m. Monday.
"We're thankful for anything we can
get,' Billingsley said. "But this probably
isn't enough to give the lawn a good wet
ting." Billingsley said that Monday's rainfall
would not change the lake level substan
tially. He said the area would have to re
ceive a long and steady rain before the lake
level rises significantly.
University Lake, the main source of
water for Chapel Hill and Carrboro, was
55 inches below full Monday morning.
The home football game and the influx of
visitors and alumni contributed to un
usually high water consumption this week
end, said Pat Davis, systems management
specialist for OWASA.
OWASA officials Saturday recorded
demand at 8.3 million gallons, 2.8 million
gallons above the usage level set by utility
officials. Sunday's consumption was 6.5
Davis said that OWASA wants cus
tomers to reduce water consumption im
mediately by 25 percent.
Mandatory water restrictions were im
posed Sept. 6 when the lake level fell 48
inches below full.
Monday's rainfall was caused by a cold
front passing through tb state tbt trie-
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gered showers and thunderstorms, some
with strong winds and heavy downpours.
Temperatures plummeted from the upper
90s Monday afternoon to the lower 70s by
The storm caused power outages for
about 1,300 Duke Power co. customers.
Ted Wilkinson, superintendent of engi
neering, construction and operation for
the Chapel Hill district, said power was
restored without 50 minutes of the outage. .
The National Weather Service in
Raleigh calls for cooler temperatures and
the chance of rain showers today, with
cooler temperatures also expected later this
Trial of Nazis continues
Tapes used to show conspiracy
The Associated Press
ASHEVILLE Prosecutors in the
third trial of six American Nazis accus
ed of conspiring to bomb parts of
Greensboro three years ago played tapes
for a new jury Monday in which defen
dants discuss making explosives and
"We're not a bunch of children out
there playing games, we're for real,"
defendant Frank Lee Br as well said on
one tape. "Let's go out here and play a
game of ball with the commies and see
who wins. I want to see them splattered
all over the damn area."
The conversation, recorded Oct. 1,
1980, was between a federal agent pos
ing as a mercenary and four of the
Braswell in the taped conversation
told Michael Sweat,' an agent with the
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms, that if a Superior Court
jury in Greensboro convicted six Nazis
and Ku Klux Klansmen of killing five
communists, the Nazis would retaliate.
The first trial of the six in July 1981,
ended in a mistrial when jurors could
not agree on a verdict.
The six defendants wefe then con
victed in September 1981 of one count
of conspiracy. The 4th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals overturned the con
viction in April because the defendants
didn't get a free .transcript of the earlier
The defendants are Raeford Caudle
of Winston-Salem; Braswell and his
wife, Patsy Keeter Braswell, both of
Penland; Joseph Gorrell Pierce and his
brother, Roger Allen Pierce, both of
Walnut Cove; and James C. Talbert,
also of Walnut Cove.
Caudle, Braswell and Joseph Pierce
were sentenced to five years in prison
and fined $10,000 each. The three re
mained free pending appeal. Mrs.
Braswell, Roger Pierce and Talbert were
given suspended sentences.
The six were convicted of conspiring
to blow up a fuel storage tank farm, a
chemical company and a shopping mall
in Greensboro, if six Ku Klux Klansmen
and Nazis were convicted of killing five
communists at an anti-Klan rally in
1979. The six Klansmen and Nazis were
Attorneys and defendants represen
ting themselves in the current trial in
federal court questioned about two
dozen prospective jurors before agreer
ing on a panel of eight men and four,
women. The jury was empaneled short
ly before 1 p.m. Monday.
All the defendants except Caudle are
In opening arguments Monday,
Braswell called the government's case
"a paper case made up of tapes and
paper." He also accused Sweat, who
was investigating him for possible fire
arms violations, of trying to entrap him.
Plenty to choose from
Local bdiiks differ in types of services
By MELANIE WELLS
- Staff Writer
Chapel Hill is the place where most UNC students begin
banking on their own. And initially, many banks in the area
may seem to be the same. Each, however, offers a variety of ser
vices with different requirements and benefits.
Although none have any special student rates, local banks of
fer some package plans that have particular appeal to students.
Meeting minimum balance requirements at some banks gives
customers a chance to have service-free checking. This balance
varies from $200 to $600. Three of the seven banks in the area
also offer interest checking.
First Union National Bank, Central Carolina Bank and Trust
Co., Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. and NCNB National Bank
have convenient 24-hour Sank tellers on the UNC campus.
First Citizens Bank and Trust requires a $50 deposit to open a
checking account, but a $400 minimum balance is required for
free checking services. As with most other banks, customers
must pay a flat monthly maintenance fee of $2 plus 20 cents per
check if they are not eligible for service-free checking.
"The biggest difference in banks is in how services are
rendered," said Brad. Bradford, assistant vice president of
Northwestern Bank. Northwestern requires a $300 minimum
balance in order to avoid a checking service charge. A $50 mini
mum is required for a savings account.
John Moore, branch manager of First Union National Bank,
said that lots of students have opened an advantage account.
Through this plan, free checking is possible by keeping a $300
minimum balance in a savings account. With the advantage ac
count, customers may also get traveler's checks at no charge.
Regular service-free checking requires a $400 balance or an
average of $750. There is no charge for use of the bank machine.
According to customer service representative Susan Stroud,
Central Carolina Bank and Trust Co. has five automatic tellers
in Chapel Hill. Bank cards are no charge. A minimum of $300 in
either a checking or a savings account is required for free check
ing at CCB.
The Village Bank, a local community bank, offers free check
ing at the lowest minimum balance - $200. No minimum is re
quired in a regular savings account. Both the checking and the
savings accounts are linked, and with the interest checking ac
count, customers may earn 5 V percent interest in their checking
At NCNB National Bank, $100 is needed to start a checking
account, but a $500 miiiimum balance is required if the cus
tomer wants free checking. A savings account requires a $300
There will be a price increase in October, however. Service
free checking will then require a $600 minimum or $1,000
average hi the checking account, or a $500 minimum in savings.
A $5 initial fee for a bank card is required because of the plus
system which would make it possible for the customer to use
NCNB affiliate teller machines outside of North Carolina.
The Deluxe Account requires a $2,500 average in savings or a
$10,000 money market certificate. With this account, a customer
would get free checking, 514 percent interest on checking, a
safety deposit box, free traveler's checks and check orders. A
yearly charge of $10 instead of the usual $18 would be made for
Visa and MasterCard use.
Bill Rogerson, retail banking officer of Wachovia Bank and
Trust Co., said their' Freeway Account is the one most popular
with students. This allows free checking if they maintain a $400
minimum in checking, or a $300 minimum in savings.
For interest checking, a daily rninimum of $500 is needed or a
$2,000 monthly minimum.
Bank networks expanding
By KYLE MARSHALL
Staff Writer .
Taking money out of your checking or
savings account even if you're far from
home is becoming easier, thanks to na
tional and regional networks of automated
Financial institutions across North
Carolina are joining the ATM networks.
The 24-hour ATMs have long been avail
able for many of the state's larger banks,
but the "network" concept is a new twist.
Networks allow bank customers to
make cash withdrawals or account in
quiries at branches of other banks across
the nation. All customers have to do is use
the bank card and security codes issued to
NCNB National Bank entered the na
tionwide Plus System network July 14.
NCNB and Wilson-based Branch Banking
& Trust Co. are among more than 900
banks in 47 states in the Phis System. Since
joining the network, NCNB has promoted
Plus System in a series of television and
newspaper ads featuring former UNC bas
ketball star James Worthy. BB&T is ex
pected to have Plus System late this year.
Another network, Relay, is a regional
system of ATMs made up of financial in
stitutions in the Carolinas and Virginia.
Not yet operational for N.C. banks and
savings and loans, the system will include
by early 1984 four banks with Chapel Hill
branches Wachovia Bank & Trust Co.,
First Union National Bank, First Citizens
Bank & Trust Co. and Northwestern
In addition to Relay, Wachovia cus
tomers will have access to the Cirrus
System a national network beginning .
And the Village Bank, based in Chapel
Hill, is one of five institutions in the
Carolinas and Virginia participating in the
Bankaround network, said assistant vice
president Sharon Scott.
" "We're working on eliminating that net
work and joining a larger one," Scott said.
"We should be a part of a new network in
about a year."
Banks involved in a network will inform
customers of the services and where they
can use their cards. Relay banks will issue
new cards, but customers of Plus System
banks can use their existing cards, includ
ing Visa and MasterCard, in ATMs
throughout the system.
The only catch with the bank cards is
that customers probably will have to pay
annual fees to use them. NCNB charges
$18 for Visa and MasterCard, which can
be used in ATMs, while other banks have
not decided on fees.
The emergence of ATM networks is
seen as a way for banks to expand across
state lines as much as possible, though no
deposits can be made through out-of-state
teller machines because of federal regula
tions. But to the president of the company
that founded Relay, the main benefit is for
"Relay and other networks are here to
provide additional services to customers,"
said Aaron Register, president of Raleigh
based Mid Atlantic Exchange. "The banks
benefit by expanding their operations, but
customers gain the most by being able to
make withdrawals in a number of different
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