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Copyright 1983 The Daily Tar Hed. All rights reserved.
Volume 91, Issue 74
Friday, October 1 4, 1 983 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
' NewsSportsArts 962-0245
Glenn worried about publicity from upcomin
By THAD OGBURN
John Glenn's campaign for the presidency will
receive an enormous ampunt of free publicity next
week, and Glenn is worried.
He feels that the publicity, which surrounds the
national release of the film The Right Stuff may be
just the wrong stuff for his campaign. The Right
Stuff concerns the first ,seven astronauts in space
and portrays Glenn, the astronaut as a national
hero, an image which Glenn, the presidential can
didate, doesn't want to dwell on.
The Ohio senator wants to showcase his political
credentials and presidential potential while down
playing the fact that he was one of the first
Americans to orbit the Earth.
Glenn is also slightly concerned about the overall
attitude of the movie. The Tom Wolfe novel on
which the film is based was sometimes cynical in its
discussion of men who possessed the "right stuff
to be astronauts. Glenn is afraid that this sarcasm
might spill over into the movie. In fact, he labeled
an early The Right Stuff screenplay as Laurel and
Hardy Go to Space.
While Glenn will not be present when The Right
Stuff premieres in Washington Sunday, he will be
no means be invisible. The candidate is planning to
be on a large fund-raising tour in the South, which
is considered, along with the West, to be one of his
Glenn came in third in last week's Iowa straw
poll, dispelling the notion that the quest for the
Democratic nomination is a two-man race between
him and former Vice President Walter Mondale.
California Sen. Alan Cranston moved into the second-place
spot with 37 percent of the 4,100 votes
cast, while Mondale had 47 percent and Glenn had a
poor 5.9 percent.
Colorado Sen. Gary Hart placed fourth with 3.5
percent, followed by 1972 Democratic presidential
candidate George McGovern with 1.8 percent.
South Carolina Sen. Ernest Hollings and former
Florida Gov. Reubin Askew each failed to attract 1
percent of the vote, and 2.8 percent of those polled
had no preference among the seven candidates.
Cranston devoted a large amount of his campaign
resources to Iowa in an attempt to prove that he is in
the race with front-runners Mondale and Glenn.
Cranston, who won straw polls in California and
Wisconsin, used the first television ads of the 1984
campaign to help get his name across to Iowans.
While Cranston and Glenn scramble for a second-place
standing, Mondale is seen as the obvious
leader for the Democratic nomination at this time.
The Minnesota politician has appealed to traditional
Democratic interest groups such as minorities,
labor, farmers and the elderly. In the process, he has
received endorsements from the National Education
Association and the AFL-CIO and has won straw
polls in Maine and Massachusetts.
Mondale, by tailoring his campaign to interest
groups, is referring to himself as the "real
Democrat." He hopes to unite special interest
groups and others that are opposed to Ronald
Reagan's policies. By using this strategy, Mondale
may risk losing some liberal party votes to Cranston
and Hart and some conservative party votes to
Glenn, clearly one of the most conservative of the
Image may also be a problem facing Mondale. In
a recent poll of Democratic party leaders and of
ficials, 44 percent chose Mondale to win the
Democratic nomination. However; when asked who
had the best chance of defeating Reagan in 1984, 51
percent of the leaders picked Glenn.
As Mondale strives to win over traditional
Democratic constituencies and Glenn attracts hero
worship from Democratic conservatives, Cranston
is trying to appeal to the far "left" of the party.
With his overriding theme of arms control, he hopes
to score primary victories in New York, Penn
sylvania and California.
Cranston, whose campaign is nearly $500,000 in
debt, has received contributions from an elite group
of supporters, including many, celebrities such as
cartoonist Garry Trudeau, actress Jane Fonda, ac
tor Ed Asner and artist Yoko Ono.
Apart from Mondale, Glenn and Cranston, the
remaining Democratic candidates appear to be little
more than long-shot contenders.
Hart, who started what looked like a promising
campaign two years ago, is now suffering from a
lack of both credibility and funds. He, like
Cranston, has relied heavily on celebrity contribu
tions, from actresses Goldie Hawn, Mary Tyler
See CANDIDATES on page 5-
steps to pro tect
local water sources
By KYLE MARSHALL
Assistant State and National Editor
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examin
ing the quality of water sources in the northern Piedmont.
In keeping with the state's desire to protect water sources, the
N.C. Environmental Management Commission on Thursday
approved steps designed to move local governments closer to us
ing those sources.
Included in the commission's decision is a change in classifica
tion for Jordan Lake, south of Chapel Hill in Chatham County.
Almost all of Jordan will be designated A-2B, meaning that the
lake eventually can be used as a source for drinking water and
for recreation. ;
But the commission won't allow municipalities including
Chapel Hill and Carrboro to use water from-, Jordan until
more is known about the lake's quality.
Specifically, water quality experts from the N.C. Division of
Environmental Management will continue testing Jordan for
organic chemicals. Organic chemicals come from three primary
sources wastewater treatment plants, industrial discharge and
runoff from farms.
The commission also designated about two-thirds of Falls of
the Neuse Lake near Raleigh and Durham as potentially safe for
drinking and recreation. The rest of Falls Lake was approved
for recreation only.
Reclassification of both lakes is seen as a major step in protec
ting a large part of the northern Piedmont's potential water sup
ply. "Within the next year we want to meet the standards of the
A-2 classification of Jordan as a water supply," said Lee Flem
ing, director of the DEM water quality section.
The commission's rulings Thursday stem from recommenda
tions made last week by Joe Grimsley, secretary of the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources and Community Develop
ment. Grimsley said both lakes should be upgraded for drinking
and recreation purposes.
Jordan and Falls, along with the Haw River, constitute a ma
jor part of the northern Piedmont watershed. State officials
have expressed concern that chemicals dumped into the Haw
may wind up in water supplies taken from Jordan Lake.
Studies conducted by the UNC Department of Environmental
Sciences and Engineering, however, indicate that organic
chemicals are not present in Jordan. The lake consists of four
segments, and in each segment, there's no evidence of chemical
contamination, the studies show.
"On the basis of what we've found so far, there's no sugges
tion that segments 2 and 3 of Jordan Lake would be unsuitable
for drinking," environmental sciences professor Charles M.
Weiss said Thursday. Those segments make up the largest part
of the lake. N
. "People say there are uncertainties. But the Division of En
vironmental Management also did an analytical work on organic
chemicals and reported that those chemicals couldn't be
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David Byrne, lead singer of the TA LKI N GHE ADS, brings down but doesn't burn
the Carmichael house Thursday night in front of a packed crowd of pogoers. The
concert was sponsored by the Carolina Union.
O WAS A wins
Cane Creek right
By SALLY SMITH
The N.C. Environmental Management
Commission Thursday reinstated Orange
Water and Sewer Authority's right to
condemn property needed to build a
reservoir on' Cane Creek.
The Cane Creek Conservation
Authority plans to appeal the decision to
superior court, Mike Teer, CCCA presi
dent, said Thursday afternoon.
At its regular monthly meeting in
Raleigh, the EMC granted OWASA, for
the third time, the right to exercise emi-.
heht domain in acquiring land, water and
The Cane Creek area, which is agri
culturally oriented, is about 12 miles west
of Chapel Hill.
Two earlier EMC decisions were ap
pealed by the CCCA and later overturned.
"The EMC ruling is a good ruling,"
said Everett Billingsley, executive director
By awarding OWASA the power to ac
quire the land, Billingsley said, the
17-member commission approved the
Cane Creek project as the best choice of
water for the community. The most im
portant reason, he said, was the quality
OWASA will continue to negotiate
with those landowners who own property
needed by the project, Billingsley said.
"We're hoping to purchase land without
using the power of eminent domain."
But with the critical water situation in
Chapel Hill, Billingsley said that if things
do not move promptly, OWASA will
have to move ahead and acquire the land.
OWASA proposed the Cane Creek
project seven years ago to help with the
shrinking water supply. The project
would provide about 10 million gallons of
water a day, Billingsley said. This supply
would be added to 3 million gallons a day
from University Lake.
See CREEK on page 4
Local man dies of wounds
from Wednesday shooting
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By TRACY ADAMS
A 31-year-old Chapel Hill man, who
was shot in the head and chest Wednesday
evening, died later that night at N.C.
Craig W. Newman died at 11:30 p.m.
after being shot at about 6:15 p.m. The
shooting occurred at 808 Old Mill Road,
the home of his parents William and Claire
Newman. Craig Newman lived in an
apartment on the back of the garage.
William Newman is a professor emeritus
in the UNC department of music. Craig
Newman graduated from UNC with a
bachelor's degree in 1978. v
Craig Newman was found lying in the
back yard when police officers arrived,
said Maj. Arnold Gold of the Chapel Hill
Police Department; The .32 caliber hand
gun used in the shooting was found at the
scene, Gold said.
Kathy Bartlett, media relations coor
dinator at NCMH, said that Craig
Newman was brought into the emergency
room at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday. The cause
of death was the gunshot to the head and
the case has been turned over to the
Orange County Medical Examiner.
No charges had been filed in the shoot
ing as of 7 p.m. Thursday, but there is a
suspect, Gold said. Police have found fur
ther reason to continue the investigation,
Gold said. He added that the shooting ap
peared to be the result of a domestic dis
pute. Orange County District Attorney Wade
Barber, who was out of town at the time
of the shooting, will review the case and
make a recommendation to the Chapel
Hill Police Department about the possibili
ty of arrests, if any are made, Gold said.
Neighbors said they did not hear any
unusal noises Wednesday and were un-
See MURDER on page 4
Memorial service honors studen ts
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Vice Chancellor Harold Wallace speaks at service Thursday for UNC students killed in car crash
By AMY TANNER
About 400 students attended a memorial service in Memorial
Hall Thursday evening for three UNC women killed in a car acci
dent Oct. 7.
. "Our university community mourns, yet gives thanks and takes
the gift of life and love that they gave us," said Vice Chancellor of
Student Affairs Donald A. Boulton at the service.
Pamela Nicole Cummings, 19, Sonya Renee Melvin, 19, and
Myra Melinda Jeffries, 18, were killed while driving to a concert'
Another passenger in their car, UNC freshman Delany Fields,
17, was injured in the accident and is in N.C. Memorial Hospital
in good condition.
Several of the speakers mentioned how active the women were
in campus activities.
Cummings, a sophomore computer science major from
Fayetteville, was a member of the Black Student Movement, the
BSM Ebony Readers and Ladies of Black and Gold, the little
sisters of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. She worked at the Student
Counseling office with Dean Hayden B. Renwick and was a
member of the Women's Dialogue Group lead by Joyce Clayton,
assistant dean of the General College.
Jeffries, a sophomore chemistry major from Snow Camp, was
a member of the BSM and the Ladies of Black and Gold. She was
a volunteer for Project Uplight and a Pre-orientation counselor.
Melvin, a sophomore biology major from Fayetteville, was also
a member of the BSM and was a BSM Opeyo Dancer. She was a
minority student adviser and a Pre-orientation counselor.
'Three BSM sub-groups the Opeyo Dancers, the Ebony
Readers and the Gospel Choir participated in the service.
The Gospel Choir sang "Thine Shall the Glory Be." The choir
clapped their hands and sang hallelujahs, singing not of sorrow
but of promise.
The Opeyo Dancers performed a dance interpretation, sym
bolizing different emotions by rising with clenched fists from the
"floor, stretching their fingertips toward the ceiling.
' The Ebony Readers did oral interpretations of poems and
selected readings, expressing the various feelings of their loss.
Vice Chancellor of University Affairs Harold Wallace also
talked about contributions the women had made.
"They embraced living," Wallace said. "Their lives can and
should be an inspiration to all of us."
Clayton told the students they should look to the women's lives
as an example.
"Their deaths should make us examine and re-examine our
own lives," she said. Friends and family of the women should
look at the women's lives, not their deaths, Clayton said.
"Quantity of life is not promised," she said. "Quality is what is
' so very important."
Student Body President Kevin Monroe, expressing his sorrow,
said the entire student body would feel a loss. Offering words of
hope, he said, "Surely the pain is there, but so is the strength to
Surviving Cummings are her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. William
Cummings of Fayetteville, and one brother, Tony, a senior at .
Surviving Jeffries are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raeford Jef
fries of Snow Camp; one sister, Mrs. Deborah J. Smith of
Greensboro; and one brother, Kenneth, of Burlington.
Surviving Melvin are her mother, Mrs. Ruth Melvin of Fayette
ville, and one brother Mark.