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2 o '' fitr if Weather Fair today with a slow warm ing trend, a high of 52 and a low of 32. Tomorrow a high ot 54 and increasing cloudiness. . 'DTH' endorsements Se.e the 'DTH' endorsements for student body president and 'DTH' editor on today's , editorial page. O 4 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel. All rights reserved. Volume 91, Issue 129 Thursday, February 9, 1984 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSport sJArts 962-0245 Business) Advertising 962-1163 UNC to spend $650,000 on dorm fire alarm systems By STEVE FERGUSON Staff Writer UNC will spend about $650,000 on updating fire alarm systems in North Campus residence halls and installing systems in South Campus halls this spring, according to Russell Perry, associate director of operations of University Housing. State building codes were revised two years ago and required the fire alarm system improvements, Perry said. "We want to make sure our students are absolutely as safe as they can be," he said. Work on the improvements include: Installing a fire alarm pull-box, horn and smoke detector system in each suite hall, common area, kitchen and outside area in South Campus -dormitories, including Craige, Ehr inghaus, Hinton James and Morrison. Installing power generators in each of the South Campus dorms that would automatically turn on in case of a power outage. They would provide the core area of those buildings with lighting, plus lighting on each wing of the buildings. Updating the North Campus fire alarm systems in Winston, Carr, Cobb, Connor and Joyner. These will be im proved with the "latest, state-of-the-art systems," Perry said. The University saw the' need for the improved fire systems before the state building code change came about, said Steve Flury, University fire and safety officer. "The heed for a fire alarm system and smoke detectors is kind of obvious whether it's on paper or not," Flury said. Smoke detectors weren't required in the 1960s when the South Campus dorms were built, Flury said. Building codes change from year to year, and UNC is keeping pace with safety code re quirements, he said. "It's something you're constantly dealing with, particularly when you have older facilities," said Wayne Kuncl, director of University Housing. "We've made efforts throughout the years to improve life safety," Flurry said. The existing systems are functional, but aren't as reliable or sensitive as the new equipment that is being installed, according to Perry. The new systems will improve the safety of students in the dormitories involved, Flury said. . "In general, if a fire developed to a point where it was a fairlv large fire, there might be a danger to those on South Campus," he said. "The danger is in not having a means to warn everybody simultaneously." , Smaller fires are more easily isolated in South Campus residence halls, since hallways are external and smoke can filter itself to the outside-according to, Hury. ; IrrprthCampus dorms, smoke can trap in the hallways, he said. "There's a risk of fire in any building," Flury said, but occu pant safety can be increased by smoke detectors, which are especially useful at night and during the early stages of a fire. The state insurance department and the UNC fire and safety office work jointly in inspecting residence halls and recommen ding improvements, Flury said. He described the improvements as "top priority." There will only be a four- to five-hour period when no alarm system is in effect in the North Campus dormitories when swit ching from the old system to the new, Perry said. 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Ketch teaches Music 45 (jazz history), jazz improvisation, and trumpet, directs the UNC Jazz Band and "coaches" three Jazz Combos. He also teaches clinics for junior and senior high school students, as well as performing with the Jim Ketch Quintet. So what does a busy music professor do in his spare time? "Play the trumpet," he said with a grin. "My hobbies are related to my pro fession the trumpet and jazz. In my free time I practice, and in the summer I might attend jazz camps." Ketch also finds time to work in the yard and he likes to do "little stuff" with his two children Katie, 6, and Megan, 18 months. And are they musical like their father? "Katie's started on the violin, but she doesn't practice too much," Ketch said. As for Megan, she settles for "singing." Although not an athlete himself. Ketch is a great fan of UNC athletics. "I'm a basketball nut," he said. "My heart stop ped just like everyone elses' when Kenny Smith feU (January 29 in the UNC-LSU game)." Ketch grew up in Evanston, 111., and started playing the trumpet in the fourth grade. "In school, we would all go to the music classroom, and the band director showed us the instruments. Then we ordered the one we wanted," he explain ed. Ketch later moved to Terre Haute, Ind., where he continued playing. "I was lucky, because all 'my directors were trumpeters," he said. In the. seventh grade he studied with a symphony direc tor. "He really made me work," Ketch said. "I wasn't a virtuoso or anything, but he had me playing selections that students here would find challenging." Ketch continued his education at In diana State University, then obtained his master's degree at the University of Il linois in 1976. He taught at Southern Utah for a year before joining the UNC faculty in 1977. Ketch said he'd always planned to teach, even though he did once have other thoughts. "When I was a senior in college, I though about playing profes sionally," he said. VI even had a friend send me the Las Vegas paper for a couple of weeks." Then, five weeks before graduation, he met his future wife. "So it was on to grad school instead of serenading cactuses like all the other unemployed musicians in Las Vegas," he said with a laugh. "I'm happy I met her; she saved me a lot of frustration. Teaching's just my niche." His students seem to feel the same way. "His enthusiasm for music is contagious," said Lori Turnbull, a senior economics major currently enrolled in Music 45. "Even if you're like me and can't do anything but turn on a radio, you can still learn. It's just a lot of fun." In addition to teaching classes, Ketch, along with the UNC Jazz Band, has been preparing for the 7th Annual UNC-CH Jazz Festival, to be held Feb. 17-18. Ketch, who is also performing in a jazz recital March 13, will direct the UNC Jazz Band. "We're especially excited about perfor ming in Memorial Auditorium on Satur day, Feb. 18 at 8 o'clock," he said with a grin. "We want people to go to the ball game that afternoon, go home and eat dinner, then come back for a free con cert." . Ketch will also appear, in concert with the Jim Ketch Quintet during this festival. The Quintet formed about three years ago. "We wanted an avenue to play some r ;::::::::S::;:::v::?:::-$:;;r-:;: m t i J x ) r r ' -r I - , o ) I tfj-rr (we v James Ketch jazz," Ketch explained, "and the per sonalities just met well." The Quintet has played jazz concerts, wedding receptions, a stint at the Hotel Europa, at the Art . School in Carrboro and the Jazz Plaza in Fayetteville. ' "This fall, the Arts Council in Fayet teville invited us to appear in the Jubila tion T. Jazz Festival they were hosting. We spent two days in the public schools performing," Ketch said. The, Quintet also had concerts at colleges in Virginia ' See KETCH on page 3 Gunfire pounds rebel-held hills The Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon The giant guns of the battleship New Jersey pounded the rebel-held hills beyond Beirut Wednes day, in a thundering barrage that brought the United States in firmly on the govern ment side in Lebanon's civil war. On Beirut's southern edge, meanwhile, 1,400 U.S. Marines waited for orders sen ding them back to their ships offshore, under President Reagan's announcement Tuesday that the Marines would be with drawn from their perilous position in the coming weeks. The small British contingent in the multinational Beirut peacekeeping force pulled out Wednesday, and Italy ordered a gradual withdrawal of its troops. Lebanon's U.S. -backed Christian president, Amin Gemayel, also appeared to be in an increasingly precarious spot. His army's 6th Brigade declared it was defecting to the side of the Moslem rebels, who held Moslem-populated west Beirut. The New Jersey opened up with its 16-inch guns the biggest afloat at 1:25 p.m. after artillery shells began rain ing down on Christian east Beirut and around suburban Yarze, near the U.S. ambassador's residence and Gemayel's . presidential palace. "The USS New Jersey is firing 16-inch guns at targets in Syrian-controlled areas of Lebanon which have been firing on the city of Beirut," said Marine Maj. Dennis Brooks, a U.S. military spokesman. "She is firing as directed by the presi dent's statement of last night." Reagan; in his policy statement Tues day, said the U.S. Navy would provide "naval gunfire and air support against any unit firing into greater Beirut from parts of Lebanon controlled by Syria." He said such attackers would "no longer have sanctuary from which to bombard Beirut at will." -.Until - now, U.S. gunships and war planes generally hit orlly rebel units suspected of firing on the Marines at Beirut airport. Beirut radio reports said Wednesday's shelling of east Beirut came from artillery positions of anti-government Druse leftist forces in central mountain areas occupied by the Syrian army. The right-wing Chris tian Voice of Lebanon radio said two people were killed and 60 wounded in the bombardment of Christian areas. The New Jersey's guns knocked out 30 Druse artillery batteries in an area stretch ing from Baissour, southeast of the air port, to Chtaura, on the Beirut Damascus highway 22 miles east of the capital, the Christian radio claimed. The official Syrian news agency said "tens" of Lebanese, including women and children, were killed by U.S. Navy's "barbaric bombardment" of the hill area. An unnamed Syrian military spokes man was quoted as saying the naval shell ing represented an "escalation of the acts of premeditated aggression against the Lebanese people." The Druse radio station said the Lebanese army also shelled the Druse village of Shweifat, southeast of Beirut airport, killing 25 people. Late Wednesday night, the reverbera ting blasts from the New Jersey still shook this battered city. From the shoreline, flames could be seen flaring hundreds of feet from the gun barrels as they fired the half-ton shells into the dis tant hills. The shelling of east Beirut also continued into the night. The latest explosion in Lebanon's on off civil war came last Thursday, and within four days Walid Jumblatt's Druse fighters and the militiamen of Nabih Berri's Shiite Moslem movement, Amal, had taken over west Beirut, driving Gemayel's Lebanese army and its Chris tian militiamen allies into th& city's eastern sector. Thousands of army troops, especially Moslems, had refused to fight. The 6th Brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Lutfi Jaber, declared Wednesday he was taking his unit to the Druse-Moslem side. In west Beirut Wednesday, Shiite militiamen smashed up at least a half dozen bars and stores selling liquor in an apparent effort to enforce the Islamic prohibition of alcohol. Beirut state radio later broadcast an Amal statement calling on the militiamen to get off the streets and leave law en forcement to the police. Berri said he would not tolerate "any behavior dis torting our victory." Under Reagan's withdrawal announce ment, 500 Marines are to return to their ships over the next month, and the others will be pulled out in phases. Marine spokesman Brooks said orders with a withdrawal timetable had not ar rived, but the young Marines dug in at the airport were clearly excited. SG to hold mock elections to raise interest in politics By MARK STINNEFORD Slaff Writer Hoping to whet student interest in state and national politics, Student Govern ment is organizing a mock election to be held Feb. 14, the same day as cam puswide elections. Students will get a chance to state their preference in the battle for the U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina and in the presidential race, said Richard Bat chelder, chairman of the Executive Branch National Affairs Committee. Students participating in the mock election will be polled for their choice in the Senate race between Sen. Jesse Helms and Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Students also will be asked to pick their favorite among Democratic presidential candidates Reuben Askew, Alan Cranston, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Ernest Hollings, Jesse Jackson, George McGovern and Walter Mondale. The voters then will be asked whether they favor their Democratic choice or Presi dent Ronald Reagan. "When students are so busy with elec tions on a campus level, it's kind of nice to put things in perspective with the na tional level," Batchelder said. Balloting for the mock election will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Union, Y-Court, Morrison, the Scut tlebutt and Hamilton Hall. Voting sites will be separate from campus election polling places in those areas. Any registered UNC student may vote in the mock election, Batchelder said. Batchelder said he hoped the mock election would encourage students to register to vote before the actual primary elections. "The students historically, since they got the right to vote, have been the worst turnout group of any age group," he said. "We're trying to get them interested in national elections, which are so impor tant. "We're trying to get students involved even if it's only on the most basic level of going out to vote." Batchelder predicted Hunt would win overwhelmingly in the mock election for the Senate and Reagan would get a ma jority of the votes for president. Mondale should be the top vote-getter among the See MOCK on page 6 BSM endorses Exum, Manuel, Stafford, Conner x -1 ' v. . :: fan OTHZane A. Saunders 'DTH' editor candidates: John Conway speaks at a BSM forum Wednesday as Christine Manuel (ngnt) and proxy for Jeff Hiday listen. By DICK ANDERSON Staff Writer The Black Student Movement Wednesday evening en dorsed James Exum for student body president, Chris tian Manuel for Daily Tar Heel editor, Mark Stafford for Residence Hall Association president and Will Con ner for Carolina Athletic Association president. "Exum talked about issues that were realistic (during the BSM forum Wednesday)," said Black Ink Editor Gwen Hailey, a BSM Central Committee member. "His voting record throughout his career in student govern ment has proven that he supports the goals and pro grams of the BSM. "Manuel was more aware of the issues affecting black students, such as the fate of Upendo Lounge," Hailey said. "She expressed a sincere interest in presenting a well-rounded student perspective in the DTH. "Stafford was interested in getting black student input on the issue of residence hall integration," Hailey said. "Conner presented a very clear and straightforward platform." During the Wednesday night forum sponsored by Students Effectively Establishing a Democratic System, student body presidential candidates Exum, Greg Hecht, '84 elections Paul Parker, Chip Medlin Susan Gaddy and Frank Winstead jointly signed a letter to SEEDS stating that they did not seek the group's endorsement. The can didates originally had planned not to attend the SEEDS forum at all. "While we feel that SEEDS is a valuable organization on campus For students to get involved in independent of student government," Gaddy read, "at the same time we do not feel that some of the national and international goals represent our interests. "So as not to be misrepresented by associating our views with your interests,, we do not seek your endorse ment, though we do feel a responsibility to address our views to your constituents and students that attend the forum," she read. Write-in candidate Mark Dal ton declined to attend the SEEDS forum, and instead sent a letter expressing sen timents similar to the other candidates'. The forum was marked by heated exchanges between the candidates and SEEDS constituents over SEEDS platform issues. "You have a tainted' view of the political position you talk about," Hecht said. Parker recommended a "negative check-off system students can decide if they want to fund SEEDS as an organization." Parker added that students he had talked to would take the matter to the student Supreme Court if SEEDS were funded. SEEDS member Marshall Miles said he thought the forum successfully brought to light the key issue that SEEDS is raising. "We felt they (the candidates) did not satisfactorily respond to the issue,", he said. Most candidates specifically addressed minority con cerns in their opening remarks at the BSM forum. "Minority problems need to be addressed by minorities," Dalton said. "Attitudinal, not structural" changes are needed in student housing, he said. "I've found for the most part that blacks do want to live on South Campus," he said. Exum' said that he had marched for more women and minority faculty hiring, that he had been woiking to See FORUMS on page 6

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