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Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 93, Issue 89
Servinglhe students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, October 29, 1985 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A little Romansh
Troubadours will sing in
their distinctive native
language today at 5 p.m. in
' Toy Lounge of Dey Hall.
Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., delivering the annual Veii Lecture on American Citizenship
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By ANDY TRINCIA
State and National Editor
The current Information Age has brought
improved access to information buthas left
Americans ovcrinformed and unenlightened Senr
Nancy Land on Kassebaum told an audience of
about 600 in Memorial Hall Monday night.
The Kansas Republican delivered the annual
Weil Lecture on American Citizenship, perman
ently endowed by Goldsboro's Weil family and one
of three university-wide established lectures.
Kassebaum told the crowd that citizenship is
vital but when diminished puts democracy in
"Anything that diminishes citizenship is a threat
to democracy," she said. "It's even more dangerous
when citizens are unenlightened."
Although Democracy will always encounter two
dangers it is kept in equilibrium by citizenship,
"Democracy must always face two dangers," she
said. "There is anarchy every man for himself,
and totalitarianism the supreme power of the
state. But the delicate institutional balance relies
on one thing citizenship."
Kassebaum, the first woman not the widow of
a congressman to be elected to the U.S. Senate,
serves on the highly respected Foreign Relations
Committee, the Budget Committee and is currently
in her second term. Coming from a politically active .
Topeka, Kan., family, Kassebaum was four years ,
old when her father Alfred Landon, a two-term
Kansas governor, lost the 1936 presidential election
to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Kassebaum said she felt welcome at UNC
because of her friendships with basketball coach
Dean Smith and George Sheldon, professor and
chairman of the department of surgery. Both men
were her classmates at the University of Kansas.
Television, she said, has brought change to the
lives of Americans but not without leaving negative
effects behind. -
"News is done by highly sophisticated technol
ogy," Kassebaum said. "Television brings it to our
living rooms in pictures as the events happen. TV
in" part has brought "more access to information""
but may bring negative, even dangerous effects,
making us feel overwhelmed and frightened.''
Kassebaum said she recently conducted her own
poll at the Kansas State Fair, concluding that 80
percent of those surveyed supported tax reform.
She said the UNC audience would probably have
65 to 70 percent against a tax increase but 90
percent would favor balancing the $200 billion
Kassebaum entertained several questions from
the audience ranging from apartheid to the
separation of church and state.
Apartheid is tragic but the United States should
not divest because of the positive influence in South
Africa from American businesses, she said.
"For us to divest would be a serious mistake,"
she said. "It may be too late. I would personally
hate to give up but I, don't think divesting or
banning new investments would provide leverage
for positive influence." , . '
Kassebaum's name has been mentioned among
political circles as a possible vice presidential
candidate in 1988. At first, when asked if she was
interested in the position, she failed to directly
address the question. .
"I am not interested because you don't enter
a race without knowing it is pretty tough," she
said. "I also think we have made campaigns so
' arduous and expensive that it's a four-year thing."
The senator drew applause when she said too
much time and money in campaigns left the public
"tuned out," ultimately weakening American
: The questioner again asked Kassebaum, "Are
you telling me you'd be interested in 1988?"
"That's right," she replied. ;
? SID IT OTTD 51
By GRANT PARSONS
A UNC physical plant worker was shocked
and burned Monday while trying to restore
power following an early morning outage.
Several health sciences buildings were still
without power at 6 p.m. Monday night, and
physical plant employees were planning to
work around the clock to isolate the cause,
Claude Swecker, director of the physical plant
said Monday night.
Richard Ward, the physical plant employee,
is listed in good condition in the N.C. Jaycees
Burn Center, after receiving mostly second
and some third degree burns on about seven
percent of his body, a hospital spokeswoman
Swecker said Monday: "He apparently
touched a live high voltage wire. He was taken
to the emergency room at Memorial."
"We're still unable to isolate the cause of
the outage," Swecker said. "Right now there
is no power to Brauer, the Health Sciences
Library, the Medical Research Building, the
Dental Research Building, Rosenau and
Power to N.C. Memorial Hospital also
went out, but back up generators automat
ically switched on and there was no inter
ruption of power, a Hospital spokesman said.
"The generators run on oil. It should be a
few weeks before we're in any trouble."
Swecker said a power line somewhere
between Duke Power's substation and the
University's Cameron Avenue substation
went down sometime before 5 a.m., causing
a transformer to blow in the Cameron Avenue
substation. Most of North and part of South
Campus were without power until later in the
"We got Cameron Avenue up to about half
power about seven (a.m.)," Swecker said. "But
there was no steam up at the power plant
so the power came up gradually."
Swecker said that part of the problem
appeared to be the 10th circuit of about 15
at the substation.
"Riht now though, we're not sure if this
cause is the overall problem," he said. "Well
keep checking and well go to (working) shifts
to work around the clock if we have to.
"What they have to do is to check every
length of wire in circuit 10," Swecker said.
He said he hoped to have power restored by
By BETH OWN LEY
A Chapel Hill man was charged Monday
with first-degree murder in connection with
the Sunday shooting death of his employer.
George Levander Burke, 35, of 306 McMas
ters St., was arrested Sunday outside the Tea
Time Deli in the 100 block of North Graham
St. where he allegedly shot Thomas Burnette
of Route 1, Pittsboro. Burnette, 54, died at
about 9:50 p.m. Sunday at N.C. Memorial
, According to the Chapel Hill police, the
two men apparently argued, and Burke fired
a .12-gauge shotgun into Burnette's pickup
truck, hitting Burnette in the" head.
Burke, a house painter, was being held in
the Orange County Jail Monday without
bond. He was scheduled to make his first
appearance in Chapel Hill District Court for
arraignment Monday. Police have not
established a motive for the shooting. .
About three hours after the shooting,
Burnette's nephew was charged with damag
ing Burke's 1974 Ford. Shelton Sydney
Burnette allegedly beat the car, parked near
Tea Time Deli, with a tire jack causing about
$800 in damages.
In an unrelated incident, a Chapel Hill man
was charged Saturday with first-degree
murder in the shooting death of his landlord.
Henry Alexander Alston, 47, of Route 5,
Chapel Hill, is accused of shooting Ernest Lee
Pennix in the chest Saturday evening. Pennix,
33, died at iNCMrl at about 11 p.m. Saturday.
Alston lived in Pennix's house on Willis Road,
southwest of Chapel Hill.
According to the Orange County Sheriffs
Depoartment, Alston asked Pennix to move
his car which was blocking the driveway.
When Pennix said he would move the car
in a minute, Alston shot him.
As ?of Monday, Alston was being held in
the Orange County Jail without bond. He
made his first appearance in Hillsborough
District Court Monday morning.
Staff Writer , -
a-A laundromat and a clothing store-are-being
built in the space on Franklin Street
where a fire destroyed the Chapel Hill
Cleaners and Fireside Limited last spring.
The Clean and Jerk, a combination soda
fountain and laundromat, will offer pick
up and delivery service for dry cleaning,
said John Bellafield of Landmark
Bellafield said the front portion of the
store would be set up to sell sandwiches;
popcorn-and-4iot dogs. -Tte f rear
section will contain a laundromat and dry
cleaning facilities. While the building lease
space will be the same as the Chapel Hill
Cleaners, Bellafield said the store would
be 63 square feet smaller on the inside.
Robert Humphreys, who owned Chapel
Hill Cleaners, also owns the Clean and
Jerk. "Construction is proceeding faster
than I even thought it would," he said,
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in three or four weeks. Construction began
about three weeks ago. .
J. W.D. Blue Heaven, a clothing store,
is being constructed where Fireside was
located, according to the Chapel Hill
building inspector's office. The store owner
could not be reached for comment.
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By RACHEL STIFFLER
. Gov. Jim Martin's recent trip to Japan did
much to encourage Japanese business leaders
to expand their investments and to explore
new business possibilities in North Carolina,
a spokesman for the N.C. Department of
Commerce said Monday.
Michael C. Harrell, director of public
affairs for the department, said Martin's trip
from Oct. 11-20 included attendance at the
10th Annual Southeast U.S. Japan Associ
ation meeting, where delegates from business
communities and governments of seven
southeastern states and Japan met to discuss
investment opportunities, trade and the
economy in the two countries.
The conference ended on Oct. 15, and
Martin and the Commerce Department
officials spent the next few days visiting major
Japanese business leaders in shipping,
tobacco, manufacturing, high-technology,
food processing and communications.
"As a result of these meetings, we received
a very, very favorable reaction from the
(Japanese) companies already in North
Carolina," Harrell said. "We got some very
promising expansion numbers from them. We
don't have a definite timetable on those figures
yet, but we hope to have more concrete
information by the first of the year."
The governor and Secretary Haworth also
conducted a seminar on Saturday, Oct. 19
in Shizuoka, Japan for approximately 50
Japanese business leaders interested in
investment in North Carolina, Harrell said.
"The results from that were most encou
raging," he said. "We got several very firm
inquiries about the state and locating
manufacturing facilities here from industries
that had not previously invested in North
The high point in the trip came when
Martin met with Japanese Prime Minister
Yasuhiro Nakasone. The meeting, which
Martin had expected to last only about 15
minutes, turned into an hour-long session in
which the prime minister enthusiastically
outlined his "New Action Plan," a proposal
Harrell described as Japan's answer to the
fears of American businessmen that more
Japanese involvement in the American
economy would hurt American business.
Harrell said Nakasone pledged to open up
the Japanese market for more U.S. imports
and to encourage Japanese businesses to
He said North Carolina businessmen
should not be afraid that more Japanese
investment would harm their own businesses.
"It's certainly a concern among our
traditional industries in the state, but . . . it's
important for us to pursue the new agenda
by the Japanese government to open up their
markets for more foreign imports. We need
to take advantage of that opportunity,"
He said more Japanese investment in the
state would improve the employment rate.
By DEMISE JOHNSON
and RACHEL STROUD
Staff Writer . " :
MAFUNZO, a Swahili word meaning an educational,
cultural process, was the theme of Monday night's Black
Student Movement awareness program on North Campus. ,
The Ebony Readers, the Opeyo Dancers and the Gospel
Choir, subgroups of the BSM, performed before about 35
people in the Connor dormitory lounge. The program was
sponsored by the BSM, Student Government's University
Relations, Committee and Henderson Residence College.
"I was somewhat disappointed about the turnout," BSM
President Sibby Anderson said. "The numbers really dont.
matter as much as the fact that we had the program on
North Campus." 1
BSM subgroups haven't really performed on North
Campus in the past, Anderson said. The BSM wants to
expose North Campus to black culture because there are
not as many black students who live there, she said.
James A. Wellons, chairman of the University Relations
Committee, said the demographics of the campus suggested
the BSM and its subgroups were not fully understood or
appreciated on North Campus.
"The focus of this program is to facilitate this understand
ing and appreciation," he said. "It is hoped that this idea
will catch on and stimulate more interaction between the
Black Student Movement and the North Campus residential
Publicity for the MAFUNZO program was limited to
North Campus resident assistants and the residents of HRC,
w - -rcy.
which includes Connor, Wellons said. Tim Lucas, a program
assistant, said the program catered to North Campus
residents because most minorities lived on South Campus.
Lucas said he thought the program was successful in its
attempt to. make the BSM more visible on campus. "I feel
we reached a catalyst that can more or less spread," he said.
"But somebody needs to keep it going before it dies out."
Sam Odom, a Winston dormitory resident assistant, was
especially cooperative in helping prepare for this program,
Wellons said. Odom said he was hopeful that other RAs
would catch on to the idea.
Nina East .and Julie Lovetts, RAs in Everett dormitory,
said they were considering having a similar program.
"Our problem is we would have to have it outside since
we don't have facilities that are suitable for the size of the
group," East said. "We would have to have the program
outside in the quad."
Anderson said she thought that idea would be doubly
successful since it would be more visible to all the North
Campus residents. The only problem would be the colder
weather, she said.
"We enjoy our culture, and we want to share it," she said.
"We want to show that we embody very worthwhile programs
everyone can be a part of not just BSM members."
Christy Ford, a freshman from Baltimore, Md, came from
Hinton James dormitory to attend the program. "The group
demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm and talent," she said.
Ford's brother Mitch, a senior, attended the program as
well. "It was a very cultural experience," he said.
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