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For mayor, Wes Hare
This endorsement reflects the majority
opinion of the papers desk editors.
Facing a cross
roads in the devel
opment of Chapel
Hill, town legisla
tors seem to be
exiting the campus-community route
and heading toward Research Triangle
Park suburbia on a yuppie bandwagon.
The decisions of the next few years will
influence Chapel Hill long after they're
made, and all residents should be able
to voice their views without having to
rely on upper-middle-class representa
tives as mouthpieces. Wes Hare is ready
to seek out and hear that voice.
The student voice is among the
weakest. Yet the rapidly rising cost of
living an exclusive RTP import
is hurting students who struggle to make
ends meet on very limited budgets.
Because of busy academic and extracur
ricular schedules that demand a focus
on campus, few students participate in
local government and even then,
usually only at election times. Hare
promises to recruit feedback from such
constituents, whose participation in
local government has been lacking but
is certainly needed for effective
Another group that must have their
say are University laborers, who might
not even be able to afford the Rosemary
Square parking rates, let alone its wares.
When assistant professors complain that
they cant find affordable housing in the
area, one can imagine the pickings
available for laborers, the people who
A reason for being here
suouiu-Dc-reieaseo vreport on
undergraduate college education in the
nation promises to kick some sand in
the face of a 98-pound weakling the
college educational system.
The report, by the Carnegie Founda
tion, claims that colleges suffer from a
lack of purpose that disillusions both
professor and student. Symptoms of this
malaise have been spotted here on
campus, and the report bears notice if
only to anatomize a flawed situation and
prescribe a remedy.
The main criticism against the current
system is that the role of the undergrad
uate curriculum has not been clearly
defined for today's society. Economic
pressures on both the faculty and the
student body have overshadowed the
undergraduate education's original
intent and damaged its integrity and
The report states that of 5,000 faculty
surveyed, almost 40 percent considered
leaving the profession in the next 10
years. The large number of dissatisfied
teachers reflects discontent with a system
that measures merit by prodigiousness
in writing, not teaching ability or peer
approval. Anyone iamihar with the
A modest proposal
Bumperstickers everywhere proclaim
a vital part of the UNC creed: If God
is not a Tar Heel, Why is the sky
Carolina Blue? But if youVe looked
recently, the sky's been awfully grey. No,
God's still a Tar Heel, but . . .
This is a tender issue to address, but
something has to be done. The Carolina
blue has got to go. But before you get
angry, hear these points out. Carolina
blue's been around for a thousand years
or more, but there comes a point when
tradition outlives its usefulness. Admit
it, you're a bit sick of the color, too.
Dont feel guilty. You wear a Carolina
blue garment almost every day because
someone's got to wear those sweatshirts
you bought. You see Carolina blue at
every sports event, and in your
This is a liberal arts institution and
all that kind of stuff; part of the idea
is to acquaint students with diversity.
Having merely one set of school colors
runs counter to the University's purpose.
Carolina blue and white make a refresh
ing combination. But sky blue is
powdery and weak all the more
reason for it to go. This calls for a
number of school colors to be adopted:
Navy blue and yellow. These comple
mentary colors signify strength and
richness and are a natural together; Red,
black and white. These are Georgia's
and David Schmidt
keep this town and University going
They contribute to Chapel Hill as much
as the academicians and professionals,
yet they have been excluded by exhor
bitant property rates. Their place must
be restored and preserved.
Hare has concentrated on moderate
and low-income housing as part of his
campaign platform. Though Beverly
Kawalec and Jim Wallace have shown
a welcome desire to control growth,
, Kawalec is concentrating on maintaining
existing neighborhoods and Wallace's
plan to down-zone areas would preclude
high-density, low-income housing as
well as expensive condominiums.
Communication between the Univer
sity and the town of Chapel Hill may
be even more important in the coming
years than in the past. Hare has no
inhibiting ties with either's power
structure to interfere with keeping their
needs and goals in balance.
Finally, Chapel Hill has a great pool
of active and talented minds. But their
potential rarely has been channeled to
enect cnange outside of town and
university nmits. Residents have a duty
to their neighborhood, but their resour-
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it alone. With Hare's initiative, legisla
tion on divestment and equal rights for
women could make Chapel Hill a
symbol of progressive government for
others to admire and emulate.
A town's concern not its demo
graphics makes it "elite." Students
should vote for the candidate who has
shown a marked concern for everyone
Who belongs in Chapel Hill. We urge
support ior wes Hare.
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and the "publish or perish" mentality
controls personnel decisions. When a
faculty feels such instability, intellectual
freedom is stifled and professors are
deprived of their ability to fulfill their
purpose, to educate.
Yet students frustrate the faculty as
much as the system of promotion does.
The era of careerism has all but des
troyed the notion of knowledge for its
own sake. Most students attend under
graduate school because it is a prereq
uisite for professional schools. The
bachelor's degree is only as valuable as
the graduate school that follows it.
Whither, then, the undergraduate
college? Is it to be discarded as a waste
of four years before real preparation for
a career begins? Or to be ignored as a
drain on time that might be better spent
on securing stable employment? The
answer to both these questions ought to
be a resounding "No." Yet as the report
indicates, a manifest purpose is needed
to restore academic vigor to undergrad
JAMES M. TONER
colors, but it's in the SEC. Red signifies
fierce competition (remember Herschel
Walker); Burgundy and white. Bur
gundy embodies quiet superiority,
richness and fine breeding; Royal blue
and white. Royal blue's cool vitality
speaks for itself.
Peach is a fine color, rarely seen except
on women's Polo shirts. Making it one
of the school colors would give students,
particularly men, the opportunity to buy
and wear peach garments.
Each combination would be used for
a year, then replaced by the next, in cycle
fashion. Students then would become
familiar with different color, combinar
tions and could proudly display one of
the myriad of UNC insignia on . a
sweatshirt of any color. This would
decrease the Carolina blue color
poilution on campus, enhancing the
creative atmosphere of the University as
The cries can already be heard.
"Change the color of the jerseys once
worn by Michael J. and Phil Ford ?!"
No, no. Carolina basketball is valued
above all else and the traditional blue
uniforms should remain hallowed. But
in all other areas, we must cross the color
barrier. This proposal must be heeded
if this University is to remain strong into
the 21st century.
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Werner favors rewriting the 1981 Development
Ordinance to down-zone high-density tracts.
He also supports agreenways system, a tree
ordinance and a public facilities ordinance to
coordinate development with existing road
water and sewer capacity. '
Werner advocates more affordable housing in
Chapel Hill and better growth planning coor
dination with Orange County and neighboring
He would like to see an increased push for
implementation of the approved thoroughfare
plan and would support impact fees for road
construction and upgrading in Chapel Hill he
The proposed Rosemary Square project needs
more scrutiny, Werner said.
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a past president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce.
Major campaign issues for Morgan are growth
management in Chapel Hill and improved
communication between citizens and the Town
Council He said he wanted to "establish a two-
way uiaiogue so citizens dont feel alienated
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John L. Currie-
Currie is an assistant professor of obstetrics
and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine.
He is a former member of the Chapel Hill YMCA
Board of Directors and chairman of thp n
bounty Morehead Scholarship Selection
wu major campaign issues are seeking a
decrease in the allowable building density under
'the 1981 Development Ordinance and initiating
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Currie favors downscaline the Rospmarv
Square project and supports the establishment
of a bikeway system.
Roosevelt Wilkerson Jr.
Wilkerson has been the minister of St. Joseph
Methodist Church for the past three years. He
was a member of the Human Services Advisory
Board in Charlotte and the Neighborhood
Advisory Council in Raleigh.
Wilkerson's major campaign issues focus on
the implementation of growth management and
the provision of more low- and moderate-income
Carrboro Board of Aldermen
Caldwell is serving a Board of Alderman term
that began in 1981. He also is a member of the
N.C. Housing Finance Agency and the Orange
County Mental Health Association. CaldwelKhas
served as the coordinator for the Chapel Hill
Carrboro City Schools since 1969.
Caldwell said he was concerned about the
growth of downtown Carrboro. "The board of
aldermen must take the lead and do something,"
he said. "Growth can take place, and it can be
controlled. In Carrboro, we have about 20
percent of developable land left."
Gurganus, a UNC graduate in political science,
is a member of the Carrboro Board of Adjust
ment and the Cable Television Committee.
Gurganus also is manager of informational
systems at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North
Gurganus said he also was concerned with
growth. He proposed the resurfacing of Carrbo
ro's streets among other street improvements.
f Frances Shetley
Shetley, former PTA Council Representative
for Carrboro Elementary School, was co
orgamzer of the Carrboro Appearance Commis
sion. She also is a former member of the Board
The top issue in the alderman race is growth
and its effects on Carrboro, she said. Shetley
promotes strengthening the tax base and
reviewing the Land Use Ordinance to deal with
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housing in Chapel Hill.
He favors revision of the 1981 Development
Ordinance and supports affordable housing
through developer incentives and low-interest
loans. Wilkerson also supports expansion of the
Chapel Hill Police Department.
The impact of Research Triangle Park and
Interstate 40 will force the town to be highly
selective in zoning practices in order to keep new
projects compatible with existing development
he said. '
Julian owns Milton's Clothing Cupboard on
Franklin Street and is vice president of the
Downtown Chapel Hill Association. He served
on the board of directors of the Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce for two years.
Julian's campaign focuses on the downtown
busmess area. He advocates minimizing traffic
congestion and providing more off-street
He supports putting additional pressure on
bidie oinciais ior road improvements, such
widening U.S. 15-501 bvnass
lacuities ordinance and preserving open space
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Julian also is concerned with encouratnna the
development of affordable multifamily housing
in Chapel Hill and improving the relationship
between the town and the University. He
supports Rosemary Square as an important
redevelopment project for downtown Chapel
David R. Godschalk
Godschalk, a UNC professor of city and
regional planning, was 1984 chairman of the
Chapel Hill Town Council's Task Force on
Growth Management. He was appointed in April
1984 to the fill the unexpired Town Council seat
of Winston Broadfoot.
Godschalk favors rewriting the 1981 Devel
opment Ordinance to reduce densities, add
environmental design standards and make the
document more readable. He also supports a
bond issue referendum to add library facilities,
open space and recreation areas.
Other issues on Godschalk's campaign plat
form include: a public facilities ordinance to keep
development within water, sewer and road
system capacity, increased cooperation between
the town and the University on public safety and
an extension of Chapel Hill's zoning jurisdiction.
Godschalk said that the Rosemary Square
project could prove desirable but that he would
favor a less dense project with more open spaces.
McCurdy is an environmental nlanner fW the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has
been a member of the the Chapel Hill Planning
Board since 1984 and is active in the Chapel
Hill Alliance of Neighborhoods.
McCurdy said Chapel Hill growth manage- ,
ment should be changed by reducing the density
of residential development, increasing open space
and rewriting the 1981 Development Ordinance.
t One of McCurdy's priorities is improving locai
traffic flow by using synchronized and demand
activated traffic signals and by promoting the
Shetley said her major concern was aldermen
apathy. "Everything or most everything is at a
standstill," she said. "The aldermen are not
making decisions and moving forward on
projects like the commercial rezoning and
flooding caused by Tom's Creek."
Oglesbee is a member of the Carrboro Board
of Adjustment and vice chairman of the Carrboro
Transportation Advocacy Board. He is lab
supervisor at the UNC School of Public Health.
Oglesbee said his main concern was long-range
planning and communication between the town
and its citizens. "If these problems (such as traffic)
had been planned for, then they wouldn't be the
complex issues that they are now," he said.
Oglesbee said he wanted more input from
citizens and advisory groups. "I would suggest
advertising board meetings," he said. MI would
like to see those meetings advertised especially
to those people most affected by the outcome
of those meetings."
Austin, a UNC senior from Chattanooga,
Tenn., is majoring in journalism and speech
communications. He represents most of Carrbo
ro's citizens who are students and or renters,
The growth of Carrboro is Austin's main
concern, he said, adding that aldermen should
encourage growth that will not detract from the
area's existing appearance. He also proposed
installing a stoplight at the Willow Creek
Shopping Center and additional street lamps at
Well, we know that you've all been waiting
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McCurdy does not support the Rosemary
Square project as it is currently proposed.
David A. Pasquini-
Pasquini is an environmental anH rwimotmi
health engineer with Dynamit Nobel Silicon in
Research Triangle Park. He is currently serving
a term on the Chapel Hill Town Council that
began m 1981.
Pasquini's campaign platform includes amend
ing the 1981 Development Ordinance to manage
growth and establishing criteria that would
encourage development consistent with existing
Additional objectives include focusing on
entranceways to Chapel Hill and creating a town
greenways system. Pasquini supports holding the
property tax rate at its present level by.
emphasizing efficient town operation.
He does not support the current plans for
Rosemary Square and would like to see the
project redesigned on a smaller scale.
Herzenberg is a political activist and historian
who is on the boards of directors for both the
N.C. Civil Liberties Union and the Orange
County Rape Crisis Center.
In 1979, Herzenberg was appointed to fill a
term on the Chapel Hill Town Council, a position
he held until 1981.
Major issues of his campaign are open
government, citizen participation and protecti
on of "the variety of the people who make up
the town." v
He supports televising Town Council meetings
on local cable-TV, bringing more affordable
housing to Chapel Hill, having a student on
certain town boards and building a new main
library for Chapel Hill.
u.J?eJ?enberS 8180 favors changing the Chapel
Hill Design Manual, imposing strong controls
on development near Interstate 40 and creating
a second historic district near Cameron and
McCauley streets. He opposes the Rosemary
Andresen, a former teacher and property
manager for a real estate partnership, is a
founding member of the Chapel Hill Alliance
of Neighborhoods. She also is a member of the
boards of directors for both the N.C. Botanical
Gardens and the Friends of Old Carrboro.
Managing growth has been the major issue
of the council election, Andresen said. She
supports revising the 1981 Development Ordi
nance to reduce permitted building densities, to
protect key entrances from overdevelopment and
to preserve open spaces.
She also is in favor of revising the Chapel
Hill Design Manual, increasing police protection
and addressing some of the decision-making gaps
caused by joint planning.
Andresen is opposed to creating cross
connector streets through residential areas. She
also opposes the Rosemary Square project, citing
uaiiu; congestion ana parking problems
Will F. Ward'
Ward, manager of the Triangle Cremation
Services, is a member of the Board of Adjustment
and the Orange County Medical Advisory Board.
Ward's major concerns center around growth
related problems, such as traffic and housing.
"I have a plan to resolve these problems and
resolve them inexpensively," he said. "It would
reduce percentage of tax paid by residents."
He supports an increase in the Carrboro
business sector from 1 1 to 25 percent, Ward said.
; Wegner, a UNC law school professor special
izing in land use and local government law is
a member of the Board of Adjustment and
treasurer of the Orange County Association for
Wegner's campaign focuses on growth man
agement. "The driving force behind my decision
to run is the fact that the board members have
postponed a lot of important decisions," she said.
Wegner said she was grateful for the endor
sements of the South Orange Black Caucus, The
North Carolina Independent and the Rainbow
Coalition of Conscience.
White, a Methodist minister and counselor.
is serving a Board of Aldermen term that began
in 1981. He also is a member of the Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.
White's major concern is community growth.
"My opinion is that we need to manage growth
without creating a severe impact on the
community itself," he said.
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