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By BILL LOGAN
Parking meter rates at UNC have
risen 250 percent per hour, and
parking permits prices have gone up
$25 per permit effective July l , traffic
UNC Director of Transportation
Mary Clayton said that the increases
were necessary to cover the costs of
providing new parking and maintain
ing current parking areas.
"In prior years, parking was priced
to accommodate the physical
changes that impacted the parking
situation (new construction taking
over lots, restructuring of current
lots, etc.) In the past couple of years,
this couldn't be done."
Clayton said that parking, like
other University service departments,
needed to be self-sufficient.
"This year, the Board of Trustees
approved an increase of less than
what we asked for," she said. "As a
result, the maintainance and new
parking costs will be twice what we
will receive from the permits and
Clayton also cited abuse of the
parking meters as a reason for the
increase in their cost. The meters were
never intended for long-term student
use. However, some individuals had
been parking in the metered spaces
for long periods of time, sometimes
"Students were parking and put
ting money in the meters then just
leaving their cars. They seemed to
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have found it cheaper to pay the fine
than to pay for the meter," Clayton
"We also studied the parking in
Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh
and found that we were about 15
cents cheaper per hour than they
She said that the transportation
office was seeking to simplify parking
rules and make them uniform
throughout the area.
Overall, the parking meters on
campus have been raised from 10
cents to 25 cents per hour. Rates for
parking permits, which cover the fall
and spring semesters, have been
increased from $108 to $132 per year
for the Ram's Head lot, located
across from Kenan Field House.
Clayton said that the increases were
just the beginning.
"We are seeking permanence," she
said. "We are looking at structural
parking in the future, like decks. A
deck space will cost from five to six
hundred dollars to build and main
tain." She said that buildings and
other structures will soon take all of
the available standard parking, and
decks will be the only alternative.
The traffic office is also working
on ways to decrease the costs. "Many
campuses are moving to universal
campus transit systems for which all
students would pay a fee," Clayton
said. "Also, automation would pos
sibly decrease the cost. We have the
in-house computers, and we are
looking into software."
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students and the University community
July 24, 1986
Chapel Hilt, North
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Relaxing after a game at Carmichael Auditorium, Tom Boldt a senior from Kinston, and Mike
Tornero, a junior from Greensboro, keep refining their basketball skills.
Authors gather at benefit
to protest Harris plant
By ALLISON BELL
The Hardback Cafe & Bookstore
on Columbia Street raised over
$2,000 to fight the Shearon Harris
Nuclear Power Plant at a benefit
Although tickets were $50 apiece,
52 people came to hear area writers
read from their works. Organizers
had to turn away 30 requests for
tickets because of fire codes that limit
the Hardback Cafe's seating capacity.
The Hardback Cafe raised another
$300 through a book sale.
Profits will go to the Coalition for
Alternatives to Shearon Harris
A member of the audience, Peggy
Dowd, a UNC graduate of 1981,
praised the benefit and said that it
was worth the $50. "It was excellent.
Good variety. The writers all lived
up to what I hoped they'd be."
Hardback Cafe co-owner Grant
Kornberg was pleased with commun
ity response to the benefit. "It's
difficult to raise funds of any kind,"
Nevertheless, Kornberg said that
he thought the event would be a
success when he began to plan it.
"There are a lot of people around
who are against the nuclear plant,
and a lot of people are coming to
hear the writers."
Kornberg said that solar power
should be developed further and
ultimately replace nuclear plants. In
the meantime, he said, conventional
power generation systems should be
substituted despite their drawbacks.
"A coal plant can't melt down and
irradiate half a million people at one
shot," he said.
The staff decided to donate its
time. Chef Darrell Beauchaine said
that he walked into the kitchen at
2 o'clock the morning before the
benefit and cooked till 6 a.m., then
returned at 3:30 p.m. and cooked
until 7:30 p.m., when dinner was
Because the restaurant has a small
kitchen, Beauchaine had to cook cold
foods which could be made in
advance. He prepared such delicacies
as chilled cantaloupe-strawberry
soup, poached salmon and cheese
cake with raspberry sauce.
"I wish more people in the sur
rounding counties believed in
CASH," he said.
Other Hardback Cafe employees
put out white tablecloths and formal
place settings. According to server
Angela Pittman, the usual atmos
phere of the combination restaurant
and bookstore is much more casual.
Asked what was different, the UNC
senior joked, "We're all dressed up."
Pittman said that she and other staff
members were happy about donating
their time for the cause.
Server Holly Coldiron, a 1984
UNC graduate, agreed. "It's great.
ItH raise a lot of money, and all the
money will go straight to CASH."
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Even the Hardback Cafe's neigh
bor, Spanky's, chipped in by donat
ing extf a tables and other supplies.
Six writers gave their time to the
reading: Joe Ashby Porter, Jill
McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, Lee
Smith, Garrett Epps and Elizabeth
Spencer. All of them are Triangle
The writers questioned the safety
of nuclear power.
McCorkle. who graduated from
UNC in 1980, had not been active
in anti-nuclear politics but was glad
for the opportunity to get involved.
"It's good to make a statement," she
said. "I don't think anyone should
have to live near a nuclear plant."
. Porter said that at one time, he
did not think there could be any
nuclear disasters. Chernobyl changed
his mind. "For the first time, 1
realized nuclear power wasn't safe.
Alternatives should be available."
Porter suggested that geothermal
power, which uses the heat of the
earth's interior to generate electricity,
was one possible replacement for
nuclear fission plants.
Spencer said that she believed the
risks nuclear power poses seem
greater than the rewards. "It's a
scarier thing than human beings
ought to be subjected to," she said.
Smith agreed. "We don't need it.
and it's something we have to
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