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Volume 91, Issue 59
Thursday, September 22, 1983
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Recent rains not enough to reverse drop in lake level
By DEBORAH SIMPKLNS
Just because raindrops keep falling on
our heads, that doesn't mean University
Lake is getting fed.
Wednesday's rainfall was relatively in
significant, said Pat Davis, systems
management specialist for Orange Water
and Sewer Authroity. Davis said the rain
might add an additional day's supply of
water but that addition "wouldn't help
us out at this stage.'
According to Davis, one-half inch or
one inch of rain every week will not help.
What the lake needs, he said, is a
substantial, prolonged wet period "a
couple of good downpours."
OWASA measured the lake at 58.5 in
ches below full Wednesday morning. As
of 8 p.m. Wednesday, 0.36 inches of rain
had fallen in Chapel Hill.
During the next 30 days the amount of
precipitation will be below normal, Davis
said, although the temperature will drop
to what is normal for this time of year.
Davis also said OWASA will probably
begin offering free water conservation
kits to its existing customers early next
The kits, which Davis said retail for
$15, will include: a low-flow shower
head, a low-flow faucet adjustment, two
plastic jugs for the toilet and two water
leak detection tablets for the toilet.
Pamphlets containing a coupon for
the kit will be mailed to the customers,
Davis said. He said the customers can
then turn in the coupons and pick up
their kits at a designated area.
Davis said Orange County was using 7
million gallons of water per day when the
water shortage began. Last week con
sumption was down to 5.8 million
gallons per day, a 15 percent reduction,
he said. Davis said OWASA is aiming
for a 25 percent reduction in consump
tion. Mandatory water conservation was
imposed by OWASA on Sept. 6. The
measures restrict the serving of water in
restaurants, unless requsted, and pro
hibits water-cooled air conditioners, ex
cept for health and safety reasons. Car
washes are banned and lawns and
gardens may be watered only between 4
p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays.
The National Weather Service in
Raleigh is calling for sunny skies today
with a high of only 70 degrees.
By STEVE FERGUSON
The UNC Board of Governors has ap
proved construction of a $9.2 million
"computer science building, Samuel
Williamson, dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, said Thursday.
The state also has added a series of new
positions to the computer science depart
ment, Williamson said.
The proposed building site is the park
ing lot behind Peabody building, across
from the Carolina Inn, said UNC Plan
ning Director Gordon Rutherford. It
will be four stories, with 19,000 to 20,000
square feet of floor space.
The brick-and-limestone building will
"reflect the character of other campus
buildings," Rutherford said. The pro
posed construction date is August 1984,
with completion in August 1986, he said.
Money for the project will come en
tirely from funds granted by the N.C.
General Assembly, said Thomas
Shumate, consulting architect with the
Computer Science department Chair
man Fred Brooks said the new building is
"As it stands now, we are spread out
over five buildings," Brooks said. "We
can certainly use the space the new facility
There had been no plans for the
building until July of this year, Brooks
said. At that time, the legislature appro
priated the money for the computer
science building. Brooks added that the
University had not made a request for
funds for the building.
The construction will take more park
ing spaces away from a short on-campus
supply. "There will be some (spaces) left,
although I don't have an exact number,"
The computer science structure will
house approximately 260 offices. Those
will include 40 faculty offices (including
25 regular faculty offices and 15 visitor
and associate offices), 180 graduate stu
dent offices, and 35 to 40 staff member
Brooks said the new building will help
; the tightly squeezed computer science
program. "I can't say we'll never need
any further expansion, but it will meet
our immediate needs," Brooks said.
"There's a lot of activity going on in
the department of computer science,"
Williamson said. "As well, we're looking
into computer uses for undergraduates."
Over the next two years, about seven
faculty members are expected to be added
to the department, he said.
UNC professor assails U.S.'s Central American policy
By FRANK PROCTOR
Paternalism and an element of racism has characterized
U.S. policy in Central America, Enrique Baloyra, a UNC
political science professor, told a group of about 80
Young Democrats Tuesday night.
The Reagan administration's policy toward Central
America has increasingly taken on a superficial ap
pearance of moderation, he said.
"On the one hand, what they (the Reagan administra
tion) are saying is not what they are doing, but on the
other hand, what they are saying isn't too bad," said
Baloyra, who is a consultant to the bipartisan Kissinger
committee on Central America. He added that the ad
ministration has finally learned the appropriate "buzz
words" to quiet criticism of its policy.
The new aspects of Reagan's policy included support
for democracy and reform, aid for economic develop
ment, negotiation and military cooperation. However, he
said that the military assistance is obviously the most im
portant in the view of the Reagan administration.
Baloyra said he suspected the administration of trying
to provoke a war between Nicaragua and Honduras in
which the United States would eventually have to in
tervene. In response to questions about the Kissinger Commis
. sion, Baloyra said the commission's purpose was to evolve
long term policy proposals and to seek ways of providing
a basis for democratic development. However, Baloyra
said the approach of the commission is flawed because it
could not resolve immediate problems.
The Kissinger Commission is not long-term because of
the fear that Henry Kissinger would pre-empt Richard
Stone, Reagan's special envoy to the region. He also said
Reagan may act on the basis of the recommendations in
contrast to the historical presidential practice of ignoring
commission recommendations. ' ' ' .
As a consultant, Baloyar wrote a report in response to a
questionnaire sent to him by the commission. The majori
ty of questions dealt with U.S. national security in relation
to Latin America.
Baloyra also said that he had just returned from Chile,
where he studied human rights violations. He said the
military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet was
showing many signs of a deteriorating government.
Among these are the inability to establish order and the
lack of coherence of government actions.
Chile has recently been the scene of violent anti
government demonstrations, and Baloyra said Pinochet's
support within the population was now no more than 20
Referring to Reagan as "the nicest man who ever took
milk away from children," Baloyra .said Reagan's
hawkish image could help him negotiate an agreement
with Marxist Nicaragua without being labeled soft on
Baloyra also proposed several policies the Democrats
might use to counter the Republicans. Instead of getting
out of Latin America altogether, Baloyra said the United
States should offer economic aid to nations to induce
See Baloyra on page 9 , .
The Associated Press
SALISBURY Four sulfuric acid ex
plosions so powerful they blew the door
off a nearby house ripped through a .
chemical plant Wednesday, sending four
people to the hospital and forcing the
evacuation of a five-block area.
Firemen searched the burning plant and
found no bodies, said Rowan County fire
marshal Robert Gunn.
But Ann Cole, records supervisor for
the Salisbury Police Department, said
company officials initially told police that
five people were killed.
Spokesman Henry Barry of the Na
tional Starch and Chemical Co., formerly
Proctor Chemical Co., said none of the
plant's 60 employees were killed in the
large 11:20 a.m. blast, three smaller explo
sions and fire.
Four men were taken to Rowan
Memorial Hospital and two were admitted
with second-degree burns, hospital of
ficials said. Salisbury fire chief Fred Ship
ton said five firemen were treated at the
hospital for smoke inhalation or chemical
About 75 families from a five-block
area of small houses bordering downtown
Main Street were evacuated as officers
rode through the streets with loud
speakers. By 3:15 p.m., all but a handful
of evacueeswereallQwed. to return home.
" Anthony Wallace, 21, who lives about
two blocks from the plant inside the city
limits of this town 22 miles north of
Charlotte, said the blast woke him up and
blew the front door off his neighbor's
"I was lying in the bed and I heard
something go 'kaboom,' " Wallace said.
"I ran out here, looked up at the plant and
saw barrels of fire."
Shipton said he believed employees mix
ing chemicals caused the explosion. But
Bill Powell, vice president of domestic
manufacturing for the company, said the
cause was still under investigation and
would not be known for at least two days.
"At this point, we don't know a lot ex
cept that part of our plant was totally
destroyed," said Powell, who flew to
Salisbury from the company's New Jersey
Powell, who had inspected the site, said
one section of the plant about 50 by 100
feet was demolished in the blast. He said
sulfuric acid was the chemical that explod-
See SALISBURY on page 9
'Yure Nmomma ' to run for homecoming queen
By AMY TANNER
Don't want to vote for just another pretty
face for Homecoming Queen today?
Take heart you can vote for "Yure
The male candidate from Scott Residence
College will be on the ballot after a tug-of-war
between Teague residents and Carolina Athletic
Association President Padraic Baxter. The
CAA Homecoming Committee voted late Wed
nesday to put "Yure Nmomma" on the ballot
after Baxter had said the candidate's name
would not appear.
Voting will be in the Pit from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Baxter said late Wednesday that a request
from Whitehead residents had caused him to
"Teague has been pounding on my door since
yesterday," he said. "They've been a bunch of
Earlier Wednesday, Baxter said he removed
the candidate's name from the ballot because
"Yure Nmomma" was not a registered student.
But Teague resident Steve Latham, "Yure
Nmomma" in disguise, is.
Baxter told the junior from Wilmington that
he had no problems with a male running and
that Latham could run but "Yure Nmomma"
Teague resident Vince Credle replied that
SRC had not elected Steve Latham, they had
elected "Yure Nmomma."
"If Hugh G. Reckshun can do it, so can we,"
he said. Hugh G. Reckshun was a pseudonym
for a student running for student body president
Baxter said the issue was whether a student
running under a pseudonym was considered a
registered student. "I told them, it ("Yure
Nmomma") would not run in the election f
unless the Student Government said it had to
Student Body President Kevin Monroe told
Baxter the decision was up to him because the
election was under the CAA's jurisdiction, not
the Election Board's.
That is when Baxter decided that "Yure
Nmomma" could not run because he was not a
registered student. .
Baxter said he hoped next year's Home
coming election would be run by the Election
Board instead of the CAA. "It would be one
less headache I'd have to worry about," he said.
Cable TV unlikely for dormitoreis in near future
By MARK STINNEFORD
If you live on campus and are yearning for
cable TV delights such as music videos, con
tinuous movie classics, 24-hour weather reports
and the exploits of "America's Team," you may
have to wait awhile.
UNC officials say financial and technical con
straints probably rule out cable TV in residence
halls for the near future.
Wayne Kund, director of University housing,
rated installation of cable TV as a low priority.
Kuncl said he would have to see a groundswell of
student support before he could support installa
tion of cable. And cable would have to be con
sidered in terms of other housing needs, he said.
Mark Dalton, president of the Residence Hall
Association, said he would request the depart
ment of housing install cable if students express
support for the idea through their area governments.
"I'll request it as soon as I see a real need and a
real desire on the parts of students," Dalton said.
"In my own dorm, they're saying 'Let's do it.' ."
But JamesjCansler, associate vice chancellor
for student affairs, said installation of cable
could be several years away. Installing the cable
would be very expensive because University regu
lations prohibit abbve-ground wires in almost all
parts of campus, he said.
Cable television should be installed in Odum
Village, married student housing, by the end of
the year, Cansler said. But Cansler noted that the
University has been negotiating . with Village
Cable for four years to get cable in Odum
Compared to residence halls, Odum Village
presented relatively few problems for cable in
stallation, the apartments in the complex are
already prepared to receive cable and the cable
can be run from existing telephone polls, he said.
"It's a whole different breed of cat when you
talk about running cable television to each room
in Cobb or Morrison dormitory," he said.
Not only would the system require the installa
tion of new underground cable but also the rewir
ing of residence halls, said Robert Peake, director '
of the UNC Utilities Division. Because of the ex
pense of the project, cable TV would probably
have to be installed across campus in separate
phases, he said. , :
Installation of cable television is part of the
long-range plan for a campus wide telecommun
ications network, said Steve Harward, telecom
munications systems manager. But academic
needs, including a plan to link residence hall
computer systems, will probably take priority, he
said. But Harward predicted cable television
could reach campus within three to five years.
Under the first phase of the telecommunica
tions system, live telecasts of classes will be
beamed between UNC and Duke University
beginning in a few weeks, said Donald Shaw,
See CABLE on page -9
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Ronnie Burton, of University Dining Service, vacuums excess water from the Pine Room
entrance on Wednesday evening after heavy rains.
Rain runoff floods Pine Room cafeteria
'. If you went into the Pine Room about 6:30 or 7
p.m. Wedn3day night, you wouldn't think that
Chapel Hill was in the middle of a water shortage. As
a matter of fact, water was the most abundant
beverage in the dining hall.
Wednesday afternoon's rains resulted in one of the
dining rooms of the Pine Room being inundated with'
four to six inches of rain water. Pine Room
employees hurriedly pumped out the water before it
could do any damage.
Tony Hardee, director of dining services, said that
a barricade was to be built to keep water out for the
rest of the night.- He also said that he thought he
knew what caused the flood.
"The only thing I can figure is that it came down
the hill (the brick plaza behind Davis Library) and
came right down the handicapped ramp," Hardee
Hardee added that no significant damage had yet
been discovered. It did not affect service or any of
the food in the hall's kitchen. ,
"It hasn't affected dinner, but it gave everyone a
little entertainment," Hardee said.
The drain inside the doorway at the bottom of the
handicapped ramp became clogged and was not
releasing any water. A pump was brought in to pump
water into drains in the Pit.
Although the water was only a few inches inside, it
was as high as two feet at the bottom of the ramp
outside the doorway.
Hardee said he planned to meet with University of
ficials today to prevent the problem from occurring