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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issue 50
Artist's conception of proposed plans for Rosemary Square
o on witM plain
By DAN MORRISON
Staff Writer .
Shock and mixed reactions
have followed the news earlier this
week that 16 Chapel Hill residents
are suing to block the proposed
Rosemary Square development
project, but the project's develop
ers say they intend to carry
through construction as planned.
I think the fact that weVe
spent SI. 5 million in preparation
for Rosemary Square is indicative
that we will continue our project,"
said Walter Daniels, chief exec
utive officer of Fraser-Morrow-Daniels,
the developer for the
Rosemary Square project. "The
plaintiffs are acting like immature
children who haven't gotten their
The developing firm, Mayor
James Wallace, and all the
members of the Chapel Hill Town
Council were named as
"It's going to create traffic
problems, it's going to create a
lot more noise and air pollution,
and it's going to attract a lot more
people from out of town that are
undesirable," Dr. John B. Gra
ham, a spokesman for the group,
The question at this point is
whether or not the lawsuit will
hold water once it makes its way
to the courtroom.
The plaintiffs are claiming that
at least three aspects of the
decision-making process violate
state law. Their strongest argu
ment is that Chapel Hill is donat
By JEANNIE FARIS
The Shearon Harris nuclear
power plant, 25 miles southeast of
Raleigh, is 98 percent complete, and
plans include starting its 900,000
kilowatt generating units by early
fall, according to a plant official.
Roger Pasteur, a regulation and
safety consultant for Carolina Power
& Light Co., said the plant will load
the uranium needed for its nuclear
reactor Sept. 1, after which its public .
tours will come to a close.
The public will no longer be
permitted within the security gates
for security reasons then, and excur
sions will be limited to off-site
viewing of the facilities.
The plant shows signs of readiness
Prohibition makes you want to cry . .. . denies you the beer
ing tax money to a private com
pany, for a private enterprise
which is illegal under the N.C.
Constitution prohibiting joint
Tom Erwin, a Raleigh attorney
representing the plaintiffs, could
not be reached for comment, and
Ralph Karpinos, attorney for the
defendants, said he was not yet
ready to comment on the matter.
But Daniels said the lawsuit is
"Questions brought up now are
the same ones that have been
brought up before," he said. "The
development of Rosemary
Square is perfectly legal.
invited to Chapel Hill, and after
careful scrutiny by people like the
town planning board, the city
council, and the board of adjust
ment, we have received rave
reviews," he said.
Michael Stegman, chairman of
UNC's city and regional planning
office, said he feels positively
about Rosemary Square and is
distressed to see the lawsuit.
"I think the development of
Rosemary Square would bring
the vitality back to the '100
block, which has been lost to
suburban shopping centers and
the like in recent years," Stegman
said. "To raise the issue today is
striking, since people like the
town council have asked citizens
to respond to the building project
all through its development."
See LAWSUITpage 4
Harris to load maerainm ffuael for its
Nader protests n-plants 2
for the day when its turbines will
churn into motion.
Visitors approaching at a distance
can see the flask-shaped water tower
looming over the horizon of trees.
The 526-foot tower is elevated over
an open pool and is already prepar
ing for its cooling cycle by circulating
and spewing water into the pool.
Pasteur said that although the
plant is not functioning, the cooler
is on a minimal operating schedule.
This measure will prevent stagnant
water from forming algae and
chemicals on the inside of the
He added that when the reactor
Serving the students and the
Friday. August 29, 1986
Sellers mixed on law's effects
By ROBERT KEEFE
With the legal drinking age for
beer and wine set to increase to 21
Sunday, area bars and restaurants
have mixed views about how the new
law is going to affect their business.
"I'm not all that worried about it,"
said Joe Thompson, co-owner of
Troll's Bar on Rosemary Street.
Thompson said that he expected his
business to drop around 40 percent
but that he was actually looking
forward to the age hike.
"Right now we're packed every
night, and I think we're still going
to be packed," he said..
Thompson said the age increase
would bring more mature drinkers
into Troll's, which would allow him
to keep the bar a bit cleaner.
In addition to cleaning up Troll's,
Thompson said he was planning to
add some new furniture. The old
Troll's would stay basically the same
though, the former UNC student
A couple of blocks away at
another favorite spot for thirsty
students, the views on the age hike
are somewhat different.
Mark Burnett, manager at He's
Not Here on Franklin Street, said
his sales are expected to drop about
27 percent after the drinking age
"I think that 19 was OK," said
Burnett, "it got the high schoolers
out of here. 19 was good, but 21 is
Walter FestelettioMS Femaie
By MARIA HAREN
The recent rains may remind one
of the monsoon season, but as far
as the water shortage is concerned,
the University is not out of the water
hole yet, said University officials.
Since mid-Juty, Chapel Hill res
idents and students have been under
varying stages of water conservation
restrictions that forbid washing
vehicles and watering shrubs, lawns
and outdoor areas. These restrictions
also limit showers to four minutes,
ask residents to wash only full loads
of clothes and to turn off running
water when brushing teeth.
The community and the Univer
sity, concerned about the effect
returning students would have on the
water supply, asked students to not
bring fish bowls and plants back to
school, as well as to comply with the
same restrictions that apply to
UNC atMetes face
By SCOTT FOWLER
UNC athletes testing positive for
illegal drug use face sanctions
ranging from mandatory counseling
to the loss of their scholarship,
according to a new university policy
that takes effect this fall.
All of the approximately 630
athletes participating in UNC's 26
varsity sports will be tested by
urinalysis at least twice a semester
for drugs. The testing will be random
and mandatory. Every athlete is
required to sign a waiver form
consenting to the tests before he can
participate in a sport.
A positive test must be verified by
is functioning, this water cools the
steam produced to turn the energy
generating turbines. The water never
comes into contact with the radioac
tive fuel or any other water that may
The condensers will pump 533,000
gallons of water per second through
this cooling system once operation
After visitors have marveled at the
cooler and its torrents of spewing
water, not much more will be
available for them to see, unless they
have a pass for the on-site tours,
which will not be offered soon.
Already, security precautions are
extremely' strict. Tour vehicles are
admitted through a remote
controlled gate, and occupants are
University community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ears iroir io)eer
Burnett arrived at the 27 percent
figure by making note of the number
of people under 21 that were coming
into his bar over a two-week period.
Thompson was not sure how
many of Troll's drinkers were under
21. He feels confident tha the $7,000
or so that the bar typically makes
from Thursday to Sunday will
remain about the same though.
To make up for lost revenues,
Burnett said beer bars like He's Not
could either raise the price of the beer
See BARS page 4
Lake levels rising
Chapel Hill citizens.
The restrictions have not been in
vain. Robert Peake, associate phys
ical plant director, said the Univer
sity's daily water usage by Aug. 12
was down 21 .4 percent from the time
restrictions were imposed around
"This decrease is due to the fact
we cautioned everybody not to use
any more water than they needed to,"
he said, adding that the other
restrictions also aided in lessening
the water shortage.
Peake said daily water consump
tion for the month ending on Aug.
12, 1986, was 1,550,000 gallons,
compared to 1,674,000 gallons at this
time last year a 13.4 percent
decrease in the University's daily
D Athletes, coaches react 6
a commercial laboratory in Burling
ton or Research Triangle Park
before any penalties are imposed.
Athletes may also appeal and will
not be penalized until an appeal is
The university has had a drug
testing program for the past two
years, but testing was voluntary and
no sanctions were imposed if an
athlete tested positive. Coaches were
also not notified of positive tests.
They will be now.
The new policy is also quite
different in its sanctions, with an
subject to searches and questioning
before being permitted to move onto
Once within the gates, visitors are
forbidden to leave their vehicles or
Pasteur said these precautions are
necessary to prevent what he called
terrorist-type activities. "We don't
want everyone and his brother to
know about our internal activities,"
Camera surveillance, "trigger
happy "guards, computer-monitored
electrical fields, bright lighting, and
8-foot fences topped with wire will
discourage intruders, he said.
Beginning in September, overseers
will carefully scrutinize employees as
they enter and leave the plant. They
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No signs of beer
By SHEILA SIMMONS
Area package stores and super
markets are stocking up on beer and
wine to accommodate an expected
increase in alcohol purchases by
soon-to-be-underagers before the
drinking age goes up to 21 Sunday
While an increase is expected over
the weekend, there has been little or
no increase in alcohol sales this week,
according to store employees and
Some accredit this to the alcohol
Well water has been the only
source of irrigation for University
grounds since restrictions have been
imposed, but because of the the
increase in rain recently, less well
water has had to be used in certain
areas on campus, said Steve Stod
dard, physical plant service shop
"The grounds are pretty well
saturated," he said, but added that
well-water use is standard in some
parts of campus, whether in drought
situations or not.
Orange Water and Sewer Author
ity officials said that the recent rains
have caused the level of University
Lake to rise. University Lake is one
of three reservoirs used by Chapel
Hill and Carrboro.
Rita Jones, office technician at the
OWASA Water Treatment Plant,
said water was no longer being
pumped from Cane Creek or Stone
mew drag policy
established policy of penalties for
The first time an athlete tests
positive, he will participate in the
Student Health Services counseling
and rehabilitation program. Six
weeks later, the athlete will again be
tested. If he tests positive a second
time, the athlete will be suspended
from both practice and competition
for one year, although practice
privileges may be granted on appeal
after six months.
If an athlete tests positive a third
time, he will be suspended perman
ently from sports and will lose his
"WeVe done what we think is best
will wear magnetic badges and
undergo searches and tests to detect
explosive gases and metal.
Other than the employees, only
uranium transporters will be permit
ted on the site after the plant opens.
They bring fuel to the facilities on
semi-tractor trailers or on railroad
Uranium is already in storage at
the Shearon Harris plant, but Pas
teur said he could not estimate the
- Workers use gloves for protection
when they load the 13-foot uranium
rods into the reinforced steel airlock
of the fuel storage building. The rods
are then transported to the reactor
and loaded vertically to await the
heat-producing fission process.
to cry into. Don Marquis
- hoarding, yet
Greeks go dry
policy that is now in effect on the
"Since the University has changed
its policy on drinking on campus,
it has had the tendency of dampening
local beer sales," said Micheal
Dimac, Assistant Manager of
Chapel Hill Swift Serve on East
"I'm skeptical about the expected
increase," he added. "I think that
people are exaggerating it."
Although some stores claim to
have experienced increases of 10 to
20 percent, employees say most of
it was due simply to the opening of
the fall semester.
"We've had a slight increase, but
it's about the same as when students
usually return to campus," said
Linda Birch, a manager at Harris
Teeter Supermarket in Village Plaza
Cashiers at A&P on Airport
Road, which has reportedly expe
rienced an increase in alcohol sales
of about 20 percent, have seen more
"volume" buying, according to
Karen Tate, front end manager.
There has been more alcohol
buying for big parties, or the "one
last bashes," she said.
Kroger's Owner Manager Dale
Corvitt said he thought the 10
percent increase in sales at his store
J See ALCOHOL page 4
Quarry to Chapel Hill and surround
ing areas, which had been the case
a week ago.
"The water levels have vastly
improved," she said.
The University Lake level rose
19.25 inches from Aug. 20 to Aug.
27. The level of Stone Quarry rose
10 inches, and Cane Creek rose 66
OWASA, however, will impose
the same restrictions until further
notice, said Wayne Kuncl, Univer4
sity housing director.
"Although the University's total
consumption is down more than
expected," he said, "we are still
asking people to cooperate and
Students will still be asked to
restrict their shower time and not
keep plants or fish tanks in their
rooms, Kuncl said.
for our program and for the Uni
versity of North Carolina," said
athletic director John S wofford. "All
of us would like not to have this
problem to deal with, but it's there.
This is a responsible way for us to
try and deal with it."
Dr. Joseph DeWalt, the director
of UNC's sports medicine, will be
directing the testing program. He
said the athletes would have no prior
knowledge of any of the tests.
"Everybody in Chapel Hill knows
well do two tests a semester, but no
one knows when," DeWalt said.
In addition to the two regular tests
See ATHLETES page 6
The remaining portions of the"
radioactive rods are later removed
from the reactor by remote control"
and moved to special storage on the
site called fuel pools. These are water
tanks about 40 feet deep in the earth,"
designed so that vertically-placed."
rods are shielded by about 23 feet'
of water above.
The plant has adequate facilities,
to store the radioactive uranium
generated by 40 years of plant
operation, said Ron Shearin, a
regulation and safety consultant for.
Shearon Harris will surrender the
radioactive waste to the federal
v See NUCLEAR page 2