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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 50
Wednesday, September 11, 1985
Chapel HiSI, North Carolina
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Dy KAREN YOUNGBLOOD
The former Fastbreak area of the Student
Union is finally getting a much-needed facelift.
Howard Henry, director of the Carolina
Union, said the plans were ready for renovations
to the area to begin. The area is going to be
turned into an all-purpose lounge for students,
with vending machines and a large-screen
"It's going to be a multi-purpose space that
can be used for everything from concerts to
watching TV," he said. "ItH be a flexible
Henry said one of his concerns was that the
newly renovated area be flexible to meet the
needs of the students, whatever those needs
"We want to feel things out and make things
as they need to be instead of 'This is how they
have to be," he said. "That's not my
One of the benefits the renovated area will
have is that it will give students a nice place
to mingle, said Student Body President Patricia
"ItH be a place to go in the Union where
students can go and relax," Wallace said. "This
will be especially important when the drinking
age goes up it will give students a place to
go that's dry."
One of Wallace's platforms in last year's
' election was that she would have the Fastbreak
area turned into a coffeehouse. While the area
won't be quite what she intended, the same goal
will be achieved, she said.
"ItH achieve the same purpose that I had in
mind," Wallace said. "Part of the idea of the
coffeehouse was to get students in the Union
for social reasons rather than to just attend
meetings or go to Great Hall."
Henry said the vending machines facing the
Pit will be moved to the area that was formerly
the serving counter in Fastbreak. There will
probably be more vending machines.
"Well move the machines to where they made
the hamburgers," he said. "We will not be
competing with the cafeteria, however. There
will be more choice, but you won't be able to
get a hot roast beef sandwich."
The Fastbreak kitchen will become a storage
Wallace said she welcomed the new renova
tions because they would make the Student
Union more attractive.
"I guess the key thing is making the Union
more welcoming and warm," she said. "It's now
really glass and metal in a sterile '60s fashion."
Other renovations in the Student Union are
being planned as well, Henry said. The space
that is being used to house the billiard tables
is going to be turned into a cabaret with a stage,
lights and a sound system. The billiard tables
will be moved to the bowling alley area.
"The actual design isn't back yet," Henry said.
"But the old billiard room will have an area
for a stage, and tables and chairs will be around
the sides. There will also be a no-booze wet bar."
Wallace said she was glad the area would go
for a student lounge, although others wanted
to see the area turned into more offices.
"The only concern people might have about
the Fastbreak area is that we do lack office
space," she said. "But I would never want to
turn it into office space."
Henry said the work had been slowed because
workers from the Physical Plant had been busy
doing jobs necessary to start classes.
"This project has slipped in the process
because of classes starting," he said. "The work's
been ordered for some time, but there's only
so many hours available at the Physical Plant."
Henry said that once work started, though,
the project should be completed in 60 days.
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By RACHEL ORR
AIDS, a communicable disease with
a 100 percent mortality rate, has not
been contracted by anyone at UNC,
according to Dr. James McCutchan of
Student Health Services and Jim Duley,
chairman of the Carolina Gay and
Twenty-nine cases of AIDS have
been reported this year in North
Carolina, said health educator Frankie
Barnes of the Division of Health
Services in Raleigh. Orange County has
reported one case of AIDS so far in
1985, he said.
Homosexual men, intravenous drug
users and hemophiliacs are especially
at risk to the AIDS virus, which
destroys the body's ability to fight
disease, said Dr. Stanley Lemon, who
works with AIDS victims at N.C.
Individuals not in the high-risk
groups may contract the disease
through intimate sexual contact, con
taminated blood transfusions and
exposed syringes, Lemon said.
r- "There's a misconception that AIDS
can be contracted by casual contact,"
Lemon said. No cases of AIDS have
occurred as a result of household
interaction, he said. In addition, it is
not known whether saliva transmits the
disease, he said.
Recently, school-age children have
contracted AIDS, causing debate about
whether they should be withdrawn from
school. But Lemon said there was
probably no problem with regular
As the number of AIDS victums has
increased, the proportion of homosex
ual men contracting AIDS has
remained the same, Lemon said. As of
April, the other high-risk groups made
up 27 percent of AIDS cases, he said.
Lemon gave the following break
down of AIDS victims: 73 percent,
homosexual or bisexual men; 17 per
cent, intravenous drug users; .07
percent, hemophiliacs; .08 percent,
heterosexuals; 1.4 percent, people who
have received blood transfusions; 6.7
Lemon said indivuduals in the high
risk groups should practice caution.
Locally, the Orange County Health
Department administers An AIDS
blood-screening test that indicates
whether an individual has ever been
exposed to the virus. Health educator
Lynn Chamblee said that like a tuber
culosis test, a positive AIDS test did
not mean the individual would contract
The number of AIDS victims more
than doubles every year, said Chel
Torana, a UNC graduate student in
public health. Torana directs the AIDS
Education Committee of the N.C.
Lesbian and Gay Health Project, a
Durham-based volunteer organization
that works to educate the public about
Both Torana and Duley said they
didnt think UNC gays would start
worrying about the disease until it
struck on campus.
"I think because there haven't been
as many cases in North Carolina as
elsewhere, only a small percentage of
gay people have changed their lifes
tyles," Duley said. "Until it's on campus,
people won't really pay attention."
AIDS has made it easier for people
to discriminate against homosexuals,
"AIDS is a weapon against CGLA
and homosexuals," he said. "Most
arguments revolve around religious
questions." The disease is viewed, as a
punishment for sin, he said.
Torana said AIDS has caused a
"homophobia" among the less
Chamblee said her office had received
' several calls that stemmed from con
fusion about how AIDS was
Lemon said the medical community
ought to try to educate people about
Torana's group serves the public by
operating a health line, referring
homosexuals to sensitive health care
officials, forming support groups for
AIDS victims and their families and
providing financial assistance to AIDS
victims with low incomes.
"We are doing something about
AIDS where the government doesnt,
and that causes some respect in the
community," Torana said. No govern
ment money has been appropriated for
AIDS education in North Carolina, he
In addition, Duley said he hoped the
CGLA would promote AIDS aware
ness this year.
For students seeking information
about AIDS, Student Health Services
has brochures available in the health
SHS health educator DeVetta Hol
man said: "AIDS is a very private and
taboo subject. Students pick up the
information, take it out and read it."
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Awareness Week, which will continue until Sept 12. Students stop by BSM booths set up in The Pit
By DEANNA RUDDOCK
Broadway on Tour, the Carolina
Union-sponsored theater series that for
seven years brought the best of Broad
way to UNC's Memorial Hall, has been
abandoned as funding difficulties, the
rising costs of bookings and wanning
community interest push the Union
toward more sporadic, single-night
bookings of touring productions.
The series' disappearance is marked
by the contrast between this academic
year's one scheduled play, a single
peformance of Michael Frayn's comedy
Noises Off, and last year's three
productions, each' of which had three
Howard Henry, director of the
Carolina Union, said that last year's
series required subsidy money because
of public disinterest. He attributed the
public's reaction to the abundance of
theater presented at lower costs by the
PlayMakers Repertory Company and
other community organizations.
Archie Copeland, associate director
of the Carolina Union, said that
problems concerning Broadway on
Tour did not just start last year. He
said that tickets had remained unsold
since the series began.
"The whole program has been sub
sidized from its origin," Copeland said.
"In fact, there were only two years when
we came out in the black. Most of the
time we were in the red."
Walt Boyle, president of the Union
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By RANDY FARMER
Hungry and thirsty Tar Heel football fans streaming
into Kenan Stadium's concession stands Saturday will
have more items to choose from, but they will find
a change in the faces serving the food and a few higher
UNC signed a three-year contract with Ogden Food
Service of New York June 1 to manage the concessions
at all revenue and non-revenue sports events beginning
this fall, said Steve Camp, director of the Student
Previously, concessions were managed by Kenan
Concessions, a division of the UNC Athletic
Department. Under Kenan Concessions, local civic
organizations were allowed to run the concession
stands and take a percentage of the earnings to donate
to their charities, Camp said.
Camp said one reason for changing companies was
the move to SAC.
"We think the past concession job was handled
well," he said. "But I think the concessions area needed
special attention with the coming of the Student
Activities Center. That attention could best be given
by an expert in the field of concessions like Ogden."
Ogden, which manages concessions in the Seattle
Superdome and the L.A. Forum, invited all the 15
organizations that participated last year to return this
year. Two of the organizations refused. They were
the Tar Heel Sertoma Club and the Northern
Chatham Sertoma Club, said Randy Collins,
concession manager for Ogden at UNC.
Four other organizations will participate this year,
While Kenan Concessions was in operation, the
groups took 15 percent of the profit they earned selling
concessions while Kenan Concessions was in
operation; Ogden offered the groups 10 percent, Camp
Doug Council, president of the Tar Heel Sertoma
Club, said his group pulled out because Ogden was
not going to give them enough money from their hot
dog sales in Kenan Stadium. Ogden offered Tar Heel
Sertoma 12 percent of the profit, Camp said.
Ogden cannot give the organizations 15 percent of
their earnings because it will have to pay taxes on
the net sales and taxes on the money going to the
charity organizations, Camp said.
Tar Heel Sertoma donated $25,000 to local charities
last year including $10,000 to N.C. Memorial
Hospital's Speech and Hearing Clinic, Council said.
"I hate leaving," Council said. "AH the money we
earned went to charity. The community suffers in the
"The 10 to 12 percent Ogden offered us wouldn't
even pay for the depreciation of our epuipment there."
The group had about $20,000 invested in equipment.
"We made $4,000 to $5,000 on hot dogs per game
last year at football games," Council said. "Ogden
estimated we'd make $1,000 per game this year.
"Ogden says they want to increase volume of the
sales. W7e sold 10,000 last year, they offered us 12,000.
"You get 15 to 20 people working a stand on a
Saturday for about a $100 and it's not worth it,"
Council said. "There are so many things we could
do to make more money."
Council said he did not know where the group
would go to earn money.
Camp said, "I think if those organizations left
because they thought they would lose money
financially, then I believe they've made the wrong
Council said the switch from Kenan Concessions
to Ogden was a money move on the part of the Athletic'
Department, and he added that the managers of
Kenan Concessions had done a good job.
Camp said the switch in the management of
concessions was not made to increase revenues for
the Athletic Department, but out of a need for more
professionalism among the concession workers.
The UNC Athletic Department will receive a
percentage of the concession revenues, Camp said.
UNC athletics received about $365,000 from conces
sions last year to support 26 sports, Camp said.
"If we make more money, it is because we market
the product better and increase the volume of sales,"
Camp said. "Ogden should not be construed as a big
financial corporation taking over.
"What the students are going to see when they come
into Kenan Stadium this fall is more professionalism,"
Camp said. "The quality of the product and the service
will be vastly different."
Ogden will offer popcorn, three sizes of soft drinks
and two sizes of hot dogs and big pretzels, Camp
In addition, Ogden will upgrade the concessions
from a visual standpoint by providing workers with
uniforms and building a commissary on both sides
of the stadium, he said.
Ogden has raised the price for a souvenir Tar Heel
cup from $1 to $1.25. The company still will offer
a hotdog for $1 and has added a New York style
hot dog to the menu for $ 1 .75, Camp said.
Activities Board, said that this year, a
lack of funds made it impossible to
subsidize the Broadway series to the
extent that it had been in previous years.
"In a nutshell, the funds are not
available to us to bring in the type of
Broadway we are used to bringing in,"
Boyle said. The Union funds have
decreased along with the loss of interest
in the video games located downstairs
in the Student Union. Boyle said that
money from the video games formerly
was used to help fund the Broadway
As a result of the limited funds this
year, the Union could afford only
productions that would play, for one
night. That narrowed significantly the
tours available. "There is not really
anything out there that is touring for
less than a minimum of a week," Henry
said. "That is not in our ball park. This
campus is not designed to do a full week
Henry said that the Union tried to
schedule 42nd Street, but that there
wasn't a touring production of the sljow
that would commit to just one or two
The one production the Union has
booked is Michael Frayn's comedy
Noises Off, which will be performed
"We decided to do Noises Qfbecause
it is a very successful comedy," Henry
said. "We are doing a single night
instead of three because we stand a
better chance of not having to
Henry also said that he felt the
campus was more interested in Broad
way musicals than in "legitimate"
theater and comedy. .
"What sells a Broadway tour is the
musicals," Henry said. Indeed, the
series' most successful season, the J
2 academic year, boasted three mus
icals among its four productions. -at
year, there was only one musical among
the series' three offerings, and the
number of season subsribers was less
than half that for the 'Sl- season.
"Legitimate and comedy are much
harder to sell, the obvious reason being
that there are all kinds of legitimate and
comedy theater on campus, Henry
Boyle said that they would, however,
open their doors to any touring pro
duction that, like Noises Off, could do
a one-night performance. According to
Henry, negotiations are still under way
to try to schedule The Odd Couple for
"We will present whatever comes
along that we feel has potential success
and intrinsic value," Henry said. "There
will be some students who say, 'Gosh,
I wish we had the Broadway series
back,' but we will be presenting the
Broadway that does become available
to us and which they will want to see."
The 1,995 students and area residents
who maintained subscriptions to the
series last year will not only be disap
pointed at the loss of the Broadway
series itself. The diminished number of
shows also marks the disappearance of
season tickets, which allowed a sub
scriber's seat to improve with his
"The season pass has simply evap
orated," Henry said. "We will, however,
do our best to take care of our former
Melody Harrison, a clinical instruc
tor for the Medical Allied Health
Professions at UNC who has subscribed
and donated to the Broadway series for
three years, said that the Union
informed subscribers about the situa
tion through a letter stating that there
was going to be no Broadway on Tour
this year. She said the letter encouraged
subscribers to attend PRC productions.
"I am really disappointed because I
really enjoyed it tremendously and I
thought the theater they brought in was
of good quality," Harrison said. "I had
no idea how well subscribed it was,
but obviously not well enough. It's
really joo bad."
The Union first brought Broadway
op Tour to UNC for the 77-78
academic year. Over the ensuing years,
touring productions of such legendary
Broadway successes as Cabaret, A
Chorus Line and Amadeus have come
to UNC. The series usually consisted
of four plays each year. Last year's
season included three productions:
'night, Mother, Brighton Beach
Memoirs and Sophisticated Ladies.
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