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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 35
Thursday, August 21, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Flood of students drains area water
By ANDREA M. BEAM
As UNC doors swung open to a
new school year, students arrived
facing long lines, orientation week
hangovers, drop-add hassles, forever
elusive parking spaces and the
worst drought the Chapel Hill area
has faced in the last century.
And although the Triangle has
recently received a thorough soak
ing, water levels still warrant man
With nearly 22,000 students arriv
ing to claim more than 30 percent
of the area water supply, fear that
already-low University Lake levels
would plummet further prompted
joint community and University
The Chapel Hill Town Council,
anticipating the influx of students,
in July enlisted the cooperation of
Claude E. "Gene" Swecker, vice
chancellor of facilities management.
By July 25, the University had
created a task force to cope with the
drained water supply.
"The task force is composed of a
cross-section of the campus
representatives from different areas
along with UNC Student Body
President Bryan Hassel and RHA
president Ray Jones," Swecker said.
'Red tape dlelays. ffleamicial aid.
By JEAN LUTES
Freshman Dawn Siler of Graham
is wondering exactly how shelf pay
for this year's tuition.
"I'd better not have to pay my
bills," she said. "I heard from two
other colleges that I got the money
but I haven't heard from Carolina."
Although some students have
gotten financial aid, Siler, along with
about 1 ,800 other UNC students, will
attend classes today without know
ing if she will receive financial aid.
"My mother's written several
times and we haven't heard," said
Shelley Dennis, a sophomore from
Jamestown. "We'd really like to
know so we can go ahead and plan
our budget at home."
Even though some UNC students
applied for financial aid in March,
the processing delay is caused by
congressional measures enacted in
April, according to Eleanor S.
Morris, director of the Student Aid
Office at UNC. The measures add
an extra step to the guaranteed
student loan application process.
Also, new Department of Educa
tion regulations require more doc
umentation for financial aid forms,
By TERESA KRIEGSMAN
George Gamble, associate
director of the Campus Y, will
leave his position Sept. 30,
according to Vice Chancellor
and Dean of Student Affairs
Donald A. Boulton.
Gamble was fired last fall by
Campus Y Director Zenobia
Hatcher-Wilson. Gamble was
originally scheduled to leave last
November, a departure that has
been postponed several times.
Reasons for the dismissal were
Following student protests
over his terminiation, Gamble
was temporarily reinstated on
the condition that he sign a
resignation letter dated May 15.
According to Campus Y co
president Mary Scholl, the
process of re-evaluating Gam
ble's personnel status began last
spring and continued through
the summer. Scholl said the final
; decision to dismiss Gamble was
made June 30 by Boulton and
See GAMBLE page 11A
Welcome back my friends to
"We met to approve measures that
parallel guidelines set forth by the
town's drought ordinance."
The town ordinance lays out a
water conservation plan based on
five stages. Each stage is imple
mented as levels at University Lake
When the lake reaches 24 inches
below full, voluntary water restric
tions are imposed. Residents are
encouraged to limit toilet flushing,
take showers instead of baths, limit
the use of washing machines and
keep car washing at a minimum.
But as rainfall measured less than
half the predicted amount (11.45
inches this season when 24 inches
was expected), lake levels continued
to drop below 36 inches full, which
defines the second phase of water
At 42 inches below full, manda
tory water conservation efforts are
imposed, restricting watering of
lawns, grass and shrubbery, washing
vehicles and outdoor areas.
But before students returned, lake
levels had fallen below 54 inches.
Stage three went into effect, and
University officials apprised incom
"I mailed out a letter to students
asking them not to bring back fish
causing more delays, she said.
About 400 of the students who
applied for aid by the "widely
publicized" preferred deadline,.
March 1, have not heard about their
status, Morris said. About 600 others
applied within the last six weeks,
University Cashier Sam B. Bar
nard said students who expect to
receive financial help, but haven't
been told how much theyH receive,
can wait to pay their University bills.
Students should have a backup plan
if they are unsure about their
eligibility, he said.
The Student Aid Office "hopes"
to confirm financial aid for some
students those who applied by
July I by the end of next month,
"We're going to try to clear our
backlog by the end of September,"
she said. But since the aid must then
be processed by lenders, there could
be more delays for the already late
aid, she said.
And students who applied after
July 1 will probably not hear until
the middle of the semester because
applications are processed in order
of date received, Morris said.
Hassel sears uro to tackle issues
By RACHEL ORR
Student Body President Bryan
Hassel said divestment, voter regis
tration and an overall assessment of
student needs were some of the
projects he wanted the executive
branch of student government to
work on during the fall semester.
Hassel said he would be charting
the fall .agenda this weekend and
organizing the executive branch's
structure with his executive assist
ants during a retreat at the Institute
"The key thing this semester is to
get all that energy and channel it so
at the end of the semester we can
say we changed things," he said.
"I'm ready to roll, and I think a
lot Of the executive assistants have
a lot of energy, too," he said.
Hassel said he felt student govern
ment had accomplished a lot in the
By JOHN BARE
North Carolina's voters can expect
the senate race to heat up as August
comes to a close and candidates
James Broyhill and Terry Sanford
make their final push before the Nov.
"Though the campaign is not as
controversial (as the 1984 Helms-
tanks or plants," said Wayne Kuncl,
director of University housing.
"Students also received a notice of
the shortage with their tuition bill."
Swecker mailed conservation
brochures and posted signs in res
trooms. Students were asked to take
four-minute showers, cut running
water off when brushing their teeth,
flush toilets only when necessary and
to use washing machines only when
they had a full load of clothes.
Fliers sent with football tickets
told alumni and fans to bring their
own water, or " byow," when
packing the fried chicken and potato
Over a dozen "well water" signs
have been placed throughout the
campus to show areas where well
water is being drawn for irrigation,
Kirk Pelland, a University forester,
That water supplies sprinklers that
are placed every 50 feet from Frank
lin Street to the Old Well and from
South Building to Wilson Library,
The well system was installed in
1977 and 1978 to deal with a 17
week chemical contamination prob
lem in the city's water, Tom Sud
derth, grounds division supervisor,
said. It is used periodically in times
"Students who have not heard and
do not have an alternative source are
taking a risk by staying in school,"
she said. "We can in no way gua
rantee that these funds will' come
through." Payment to the University
is the student's responsibility, she
The Student Aid Office plans to
work with students to help them find
other ways to pay if their aid falls
About half of the 1,800 students1
must still give more proof of their
parents' income, number of family
members in college and child support
payments, among other information.
Until th,is year, Morris said only
about 30 percent of the applications .
needed verification. "We were not
prepared for having the extra
number," she said, which contributes
to the delay. To process more
applications, the office hired two
graduate students full-time over the
Under the new system, all students
applying for guaranteed student
loans must first apply for federal
grants, Morris said. That extra step
also caused delays, she said, since the
office began processing loans in
spring and had worked hard, and he
spoke candidly of areas needing
"We didn't do as good a job as
we could have of getting out to find
student needs and addressing them
directly," he said. "We knew the food
service was an issue and divestment
was an issue and some other things,
but we didn't get out to find out what
the other student needs were."
Hassel also said that during the
spring there were some people who
wanted to become involved in
government and were not given jobs.
He said he wanted to make sure that
those who wanted to work were
given the opportunity this fall.
This semester Hassel said he
wanted to establish better lines of
communication within the executive
branch and to make more of the
weekly executive assistant meetings.
"(Last spring) we didn't have a
Hunt battle), we think this race is
just as important," said Doug
Haynes, Broyhill's press secretary.
"It could determine the Senate
majority for the last two years of
Ronald Reagan's term. North Carol
ina is a key state in maintaining that
majority so that he doesn't become
a lame duck."
Broyhill became North Carolina's
the show that never ends. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
of drought, he said.
"We knew we would be short of
water, and it's worked out well," he
said. "WeVe been in pretty good
condition since the system has been
The grounds department has not
used much of Orange County's water
since April, Pelland said.
Also, the University is closing
pools after business hours and using
well water for irrigation, Swecker
Paul Hoolahan, associate director
of athletics, said the athletic depart
ment always uses well water for
irrigating practice and playing fields.
This is not the first time the
University has had to respond to a
drought. Kuncl said a dry spell in
1976 forced UNC to devise a number
of conservation programs, many of
which it is now implementing.
One of those programs involves
monitoring dorm water usage. The
task force receives daily consump
tion readings for some of the bigger
campus buildings from the Orange
Water and Sewer Authority, which
serves Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
According to Kuncl, the "big four"
to watch are south campus high-rises
See WELL WATER page 9A
February and was not aware of the
new procedure until April.
Applying for the federal grant
takes about six weeks, she said."The
(new) law is really made to help
students making sure they don't
borrow money they could get for
The law requires students to apply
for the grants even if they don't
expect to get them. Those who don't
get the grants are then eligible for
"Last Friday, Congress published
regulations that ease the require
ments," Morris said. "They were
aware of how dangerous and critical
the situation is . -. Congress and the
Department of Education realized
there was a real breakdown," she
But that won't help UNC students
get their aid much faster, she said.
And UNC is not alone in its
financial aid woes. Morris said most
major universities are having the
same delays. "We may even be better
off 'than N. C. State University, East
Carolina University, and the Univer
sity of North Carolina at Greens
See AID page 14A
coherent plan for what the whole
organization was doing,"he said.
During the summer, Hassel wrote
a report for his executive assistants ,
which reviewed and critiqued the
spring semester's work.
Hassel said in the report he saw
the spring's activities as divided into
a advocation for students on
major issues, such as the selection
of the University's food service and
B service to the student body in
areas such as voter registration, ,
grievances, alcohol awareness and
a influence on University policy
through committee positions.
B establishment of necessary
committees and appointments to'.'
unfilled positions within the execu
junior senator last month after John
East's suicide and had to cut back
his summer campaign schedule to
participate in recent marathon
Haynes said things would pick up
a bit during the next two and a half '
months. He said he wanted to sell
people on Broyhill and also motivate
them to get out and vote.
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By JENNIFER ESSEN
Students have moved into the
$7.5-million Katherine Kennedy
Carmichael Residence Hall,
although some construction has
not been completed.
Construction was also done at
Cobb Residence Hall over the
summer. The North Campus
dormitory is now air-conditioned,
with a price tag approaching
The year-long construction
delay was necessary so residents'
rent would not increase, said Jeff
Cannon, area director for Scott
Residence College. Stepping up
the schedule would have cost
extra, and since the added
expense was not covered by extra
funds, the cost would have been
passed on to students.
v To meet the dorm's $7.5 million
price tag, the University must pay
off floating bonds similar to
loans. The housing department
will spread the costs of construc
tion over the UNC system so the
financial burden doesn't fall only
on Carmichael residents, he said.
If residents were charged for
the building costs, Carmichael's
rent would have been so high that
only the wealthy could have lived
there, Hicks said. "Our ultimate
goal is to provide the best service
for the least amount of cost," he
The dormitory's original com
pletion date was set for fall 1985,
and then delayed by rain to spring
1986. Other problems slowed the
opening until this fall.
Hicks said the builders are
responsible for the : postpone
. ments. Although UNC's Board of
race Iheatninig nap
Sanford has spent much of his
summer visiting all 100 counties in
the state, but his grass roots tour
ends in Madison County Aug. 30.
He will have television commercials
out around Labor Day, according
to Samuel Poole, his campaign
"We want a positive upbeat North
Carolina approach to the cam
DTH Charlotte Cannon
Trustees approved the plans for
construction, "procedures pretty
much kicked away from the
(housing) department after that,"
. A wide ramp leads up the left
side of the building and into the
expansive, glassed-in lobby com
plete with a tile floor and wool
tweed bulletin boards. Twenty-five-foot
walls of mauve, cobalt
blue and forest green border the
To the left of the lobby a snack
area awaiting tables and chairs
overlooks the dry pool behind
Woollen Gymnasium. There are
plans for a sunning deck.
Offices for the SRC governor
and Carmichael dorm president
are unfinished, as well as a large
room to be used for social func
tions. There is a conference room
and small areas where students
can practice musical instruments.
A computer room is also incor
porated into the building plan.
More than one-fifth of the
residents are part of a trial co
arrangement, which puts them
with other residents having the
same major. Two suites on the
first floor house 16 German
speaking students. The second
floor houses French- and
Spanish-speaking students on one
hall and Health Science majors
on the other hall. ,
Senior Paula Hayes of the
Pharmacy School, standing in her
room wearing a "Drugs Are My
Life" T-shirt, said she expected to
see more underclassmen in Car
michael dorm since it was a new
See CARMICHAEL page 14A
paign," Poole said. Sanford's televi
sion spots will concentrate on his
history, background and character.
Sanford will address the problems
North Carolina faces in farming and
textiles. The underlying cause is that
"we're operating in a Mastercharge
economy that the administration has
See SENATE page 1 1 A f