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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, April 24, 1984, Page 3, Image 3

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Services exist to help homeless Tuesday, April 24, 1984The Daily. Tar Heel3 By DAN TILLMAN Slaff Writer Not everyone in Chapel Hill lives in homes, dormitories or luxury con dominiums, and not everyone visiting town can afford to stay at the Carolina Inn. People pass through Chapel Hill every day with no place to stay and some permanent residents live on the streets, said Al Dawson of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. A lot of people that come to Chapel Hill and decide to stay are homeless because they have psychiatric, alcohol or drug problems, said Jane Cousins, a social worker for the Chapel Hill police. "They're just crazy enough that they'd never get hired anywhere," she said. "Some don't want to work and are just able to live on the streets and be successful in their opinion. A lot of people buy a one way bus ticket to Chapel Hill when they are released from Butner or other mental hospitals in the state." Cousins said the street people usually do not cause trouble in town. John Woodard, owner of Sutton's Drug Store, said he was familiar with several of the street people and filled prescriptions for one of the men who had psychiatric problems. "As long as he takes his medication he's fine," Woodard said. "But when he stops taking it he just loses his rocks and sometimes has to go over to South Wing in Memorial Hospital." Top of the Hill employee D. Holoman said one of the street people seen frequent ly around the store is very polite and ar- Campus Calendar The Carolina Student FundDTH Campus Calendar will appear daily. Announcements to be run in the expanded version on Mon days and Thursdays must be placed in the box outside the Carolina Student Fund of fice on the third lloor of South Building by 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Wednesday, respec tively. The deadlines for the limited editions will be noon one day before the announce ment is to run. Only announcements from University recognized and campus organiza tions will be printed. Today 3:30 p.m. BACCHUS, a student healthalcohol awareness group will hold an informationorgani zational meeting in the Union. Call 962-3901. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. The Society of Physics Students will hold a senior send-off and ticulate. Holoman said the man often returns lost wallets with money in them to the store. "The Town Council sees it (the homeless) as a major problem," said Tina Vaughn, director of the Chapel Hill Human Services Board. "I did a study to determine how many there were on the streets. It's a moderate problem. There are only six to 10 people down on the streets. Transients are more of a problem." Vaughn said the council is concerned about all people without homes because they could freeze in the cold or die from exposure. Dawson said the figures on street people are probably low because a lot of them sleep in abandoned cars, behind lumber yards or on private property and do not want to reveal their hideouts. He went on to say one alcoholic suffocated last sum mer while sleeping in an abandoned car. Currently, there are limited sources of help for street people and for transients in town only for a few days, Cousins said. ' "If they just have needs for food and housing, we refer them to the Community Kitchen or the shelter (operated by the Coalition for Battered Women)." The Community Kitchen, located on Rosemary Street in Carrboro, is operated by local churches in the Inter-Faith Coun cil, and serves meals to 65-75 people a day, Dawson said. The Durham-Orange Coalition for Bat tered Women operates the only area shelter for men needing a place to stay, said Glenda Harris, shelter coordinator. Harris said the shelter, which houses four '---------------to Honorary Society inductions in the Phi Chamber, 4th floor New East. Call 942084. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Friends Union. of BISA meeting in The Graduate English Club will sponsor a poetry reading by Robert Morgan in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. Thursday 3:30 p.m. The Writing Center will sponsor an essay exam workshop in 101 Greenlaw. Call 962-4060. 5 p.m. AM CAS (American Medical Colleges Application Service) filling-out workshop in 208 of the Union. 5:45 p.m. The Baptist Student Union will hold a spring banquet at the BSU. Cost is $5. 7 p.m. BISA Ensemble performance in Union. Summer 'Heel' positions open Positions are open for news writers, sports writers, photographers and desk editors for the summer Tar Heel. Students interested should stop by the Daily Tar Heel office after 3:30 p.m. and ask for Ben Perkowski, summer editor. RE-ELECT DON WILLHOIT County Commissioner May 8 Progressive, Responsive, Responsible Government LEAVING??? : Vote one-stop absentee ballot at Chapel Hill Municipal Bldg. by May 3 VOTE DON WILLHOIT S1M11M f J : n i I I AConfifiSdooQeR contaa m m m wamm ltveCave Jdflstf id Offer Expires May 15th men, iimits people traveling through Chapel Hill to three-day visits. While stay ing in the shelter, the men are given food vouchers for two meals each day at McDonalds, she said. Only men may use the shelter, because other facilities are available for such groups as battered women or pregnant teens. "I don't think there are any housing services for families in place right now," Harris said. The Joint Orange-Chatham Communi ty Action Agency helps families and in dividuals passing through Chapel Hill who need temporary food and lodging, said Gloria Williams, executive director. She said most of the transients the organiza tion helps are migrant workers trying to get from one section of the state to another. Most of the migrants from eastern North Carolina are traveling to the mountains to pick apples when they need help in Chapel Hill. Because temporary shelter for transients and street people is largely unavailable in Chapel Hill, Dawson said the Inter-Faith Council has requested funds from the town to build a shelter to help those with no place to stay. "The shelter is needed," Dawson said. "Right now the only option we have is putting them up in hotels." The Town Council has requested pro posals from organizations serving Chapel Hill, concerning solutions to homelessness. Vaughn said 15 organizations submitted proposals for dealing with various categories of the homeless, but the Inter Faith Council's plan is the only one that deals specifically with people living on the streets in Chapel Hill. The Town Council will hear recom mendations on proposed plans at a May 14 meeting, Vaughn said. Two days later the Council will decide if the Inter-Faith Council will get money for a new shelter. "The problem we have now is that we don't have a facility," Dawson said. His organization hopes to have some ideas for locating the shelter when the Town Coun cil considers their proposal. "We are com mitted to opening a shelter, hopefully by the end of the year to serve at least some of these people," he said. Exam schedule AU 9:30 a.m. classes on TTh Apr. 309 a.m. All Fren, Germ, Ital, Span, and Port 1,2, 3,4; Russ l,2;Educ41 , Apr. 302p.m. All 5 p.m. classes on TTh; Busi 24; Ling 30; Math 22, 30, 31, 32 '. May I 9 a.m. AU noon classes on MWF; Chem 170L, 17 1L v May I 2 p.m. AH 9 a.m. classes on MWF f. May29a.m. All 2 p.m. classes on MWF , May 2 2 p.m. AH 8 a.m. classes on TTh May 3 9 a.m. All 8 a.m. classes on MWF May 3 2 p.m. AH 10 a.m. classes on MWF ....... May 4 9 a.m. All 5 p.m. classes on MWF: Busi 72, 150; and all classes not otherwise provided for in this schedule May 4 2 p.m. AH 11 a.m. classes on TTh May 5 9 a.m. AH 3 p.m. classes on MWF; Jour 53 May 5 2 p.m. AH II a.m. classes on MWF May 7 9 a.m. AH 1 p.m. classes on MWF; Chem 182L May 7 2p.m. AH 2 p.m. classes on TTh May 8 9 a.m. AU3:30p.m. classes on TTh , May 8 2p.m. All 12:30 p.m. classes on TTh; Educ54 May99a,m. AH 4 p.m. classes on MWF; Chem41L,42L May92p.m. Common exams are indicated by an asterisk. In case of a conflict, the regularly scheduled exam will take precedence over the com- New low-cal dessert like ice cream By NANCY ATKINSON Staff Writer Desserts have never been considered highly nutritional. Their reputation is one of sugar with no substance, just empty caloric foods. They are a dietary luxury in today's health conscious world. But Brooklyn's David Mintz has taken something with substance and made a dessert out of it. Tofutti, made from tofu, tastes like ice cream and frozen yogurt but has more nutritional value. The non dairy, protein-rich dessert has no lac tose, cholesterol, butter fat or preser vatives, and it is lower in calories only 128 in four ounces. "It's selling wild everywhere it goes," said Grant Heinefield, vice pre sident of sales at Tofutti to You, Inc., in Charlotte. The company opened business four weeks ago, making North Carolina the 10th' state to market the dessert. Using product demonstration and word of mouth for advertising, Tofut ti to You has been present at many re cent spring festivals. Of the people who have sampled the product, 90 percent bought more, Heinefield said. Some people who cannot have milk products are "so happy they cry because they can eat something that tastes like ice cream again," he said. Comparions to ice cream and yogurt are bound to be made, but ac cording to Heinefield tofutti is definitely better. 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