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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 94, Issue 59
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By DONNA LEI N WAND
Assistant State & National Editor
Despite arguments from North
Carolina's delegates, the Southeast
Compact Commission voted 14-2
Thursday to construct a low-level
radioactive disposal facility in the
The commission, composed of
two delegates from each of eight
southeastern states, based its deci
sion on a study by a New York-based
research consultant. The study
ranked North Carolina as the most
suitable state for a nuclear waste
plant. The consultant determined
that 36 North Carolina counties were
technically suitable for a plant.
Gov. Jim Martin said he was
disappointed in the results, but not
"We knew. . . there was a growing
likelihood that North Carolina was
going to be selected," Martin said
at a press conference Thursday
The two North Carolina delegates
attempted to persuade the commis
sion to consider another study
Wednesday, which ranked Georgia
as the most suitable state for a waste
dump. The proposal was defeated
Although the commission has
decided that North Carolina is the
most suitable site, the state General
Assembly can still withdraw from the
Martin said he would not make
a formal recommendation to the
legislature until he had talked to the.
delegates and his science adviser. If
Drag problem resolt
of Mero crowd told
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
America suffers from a people
problem, not a cocaine problem.
It is not a drug abuse problem,
but a people abuse problem that
needs to be conquered, Eugene
"Mercury" Morris told a packed
room at Thursday night's "Cocaine
Connection" at the Hotel Europa.
Morris, a five-time All-Pro for the
Miami Dolphins, delivered the
keynote address in last night's
Cocaine Connection Banquet of
Champions. The conference is a
three-day educational effort
attended by educators, law enforce
ment officials and drug counselors
from across the state. It is sponsored
jointly by CHAPS Recover)- Pro
grams Inc., UNC and the Justice
Foundation of North Carolina.
Sports stars Carl Eller, Bobby
Helms and Bobby Jones also spoke
at the banquet, presided over by
Charlotte radio personality H.A.
Morris said cocaine would con
tinue to be a problem us long as
people blamed the problem on
cocaine, not on people. "The first
person to be faced with a choice
(between right and wrong) was
Adam," Morris said. '"God gave him
everything in the world, but said
'Dont mess with that.'
"So what did Adam do?" Morris
asked. "We as (Adam's) children
have been doing the same thing ever
Morris said that what put him in
jail for 42 months and led him away
from his wife and kids was not an
addiction to cocaine but "an addic
tion to that feeling. There's some
body right around here somewhere
right now saying 4I don't know
whether 1 should do this or not. I
don't know if 1 should do this
crack,' " he said.
"And there's somebody saying '1
don't know if I should eat this
cheeseburger, and it's the same thing,
it's an addiction to a feeling, not a
Morris said he had spoken to
about 4,000 Atlanta school children
about cocaine Thursday morning.
He said he told them that in 1965,
before most of them were born, the
most wrenching experience of his
generation had occurred the
assassination of John F. Kennedy.
"The deaths of two young men this
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North Carolina does accept the
decision, Martin said some mecha
nism should be devised to make sure
the other states do not withdraw
from the compact after North Carol
ina completes its 20-year term.
Martin said withdrawing from the
commission and operating a facility
just for North Carolina would be a
very risky business.
"The expense is very high ... we
don't have the protection offered by
the compact," he said.
The ultimate decision is up to the
state legislature, Chuck McLendon,
a spokesman for the N.C. Depart
ment of Human Resources, said.
"If the legislature decides to accept
the compact's decision, then the
legislature will also have to decide
where to put the site, what technol
ogy needs to be developed, and what
is necessary to protect the environ
ment and the citizens of North
Carolina," Lendon said. "The main
goal is public safety. It's a very hot
Lendon said he expects the
decision-making process to take over
a year. Phil Kirk, secretary of human
resources, set up an intra-agency task
force to deal with problems asso
ciated with the plant, Lendon added.
If North Carolina decides to "go
it alone," it may still be faced with
the same problems, Lendon said.
"They still have to find a way to
treat the low-level nuclear waste," he
said. "It still may be necessary to
build a plant somewhere in the state
whether they stay in the compact or
past year from cocaine have
been the most wrenching experience
of this generation," he said.
Morris said that while in prison,
he had talked to a man who claimed
to be an alcoholic for 20 years,
although he hadn't taken a drink in
' "I'm just one drink away,' he told
me," Morris said. "I told him he
should come to the Lord, because
only with the Lord can you rise up
against these things.
"They call it 'substance abuse' or
'alcohol abuse,' but if I had 10 tons
of cocaine here, I could beat every
ounce of it with a hammer and it
wouldn't suffer. I'm the one that
would suffer, not the drug," he said.
"We can rise up from any problem
if we reach up to God," Morris said.
"He will reach down and pull us up.
Drugs are a great problem a
gigantic problem but we got to
have a victory; we've got to win,"
Carl Eller, a defensive standout
who played 15 years with the Min
nesota Vikings, reaching the All-Star
game five times and the Superbowl
four times, told the crowd that in
1977 he was one of the first to begin
the long recovery from cocaine
addiction. He said that cocaine use
was reaching epidemic proportions,
with 10 million people having used
it in the past year.
Eller, a drug consultant to the
NFL, said that Don Rogers, who
recently died from a cocaine over
dose, was to check into a rehabil
itation program two days before he
died. "His wedding was supposedly
more important," Eller said. .
Mike Anderson Helms, a Wake
Forest basketball standout from
1978 to 1982, first thanked the
policemen who brought him to the
conference. Helms is currently serv
ing a 16-year prison term at an
Alamance County minimum secur
ity correctional facility. "Regardless
of whether it's a minimum, medium
or maximum security penitentiary it
is hell," Helms said.
"Murderers, rapists, thieves, weir
dos and psychos are all in there
together 160 men sleep in a room
1 built for 130 to 140 and share eight
toilets and six showers.
"In 1980, I started to indulge in
cocaine infrequently," Helms said. "I
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By JENNIFER ESSEN
Student Congress' finance com
mittee approved $27,480 of the
$36,095 requested by eight campus
organizations and one non-affiliated
organization, according to commit
tee chairman, Jody Beasley.
The appropriations from the
Student Activities Fees also must be
approved by the full congress when
it meets Sept. 17. Wednesday's
finance committee meeting was the
"large stumbling block," but the
Student Congress has the last word,
The finance committee overrules
requests they don't think merit
funding, Beasley said. "We give the
congress a more realistic picture of
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Peace summit held
From Associated Press reports
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Prime
Minister Shimon Peres and Presi
dent Hosni Mubarak held the first
Israeli-Egyptian summit meeting in
five years Thursday, in an effort to
revive the quest for Middle East
The two leaders, dispensing with
aides and interpreters, talked pri
vately in English for several hours
in this Mediterranean port. The two
shook hands cordially as they met
at the Ras el-Tin presidential palace
beside the Mediterranean Sea
shortly after Peres arrived from Tel
Aviv. Alexandria was the site of the
last Israeli-Egyptian summit meeting
in August 1981, between Egypt's
Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem
Moslem extremists assassinated
Sadat two months later. '
Egypt is the only Arab nation with
diplomatic relations with Israel, and
any overture to the Jewish state is
considered a political gamble for
During a working lunch, at which
the Israeli leader was the guest of
Mubarak's prime minister, Aly
Lutfy, Peres said: "New and fresh
substance has to be introduced
between our two peoples. Israel does
not want to impose anything on
Egypt, but both countries want to
overcome the desert that lies between
Peres' spokesman Uri Savis said
there was no formal agenda for the
meeting. Another Israeli official,
speaking on the condition of ano
nymity, said that that was by mutual
consent. Peres is scheduled to leave
for home Friday.
"Both sides wanted an open-ended
dialogue," the official said. "We view
this as a positive thing which indi
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The Student Consumer Action
Union asked for $275 for a computer
telephone modem, but the congress
denied the request because members
didn't feel the modem would be used
"significantly enough," Beasley said.
UNC's radio station, WXYC,
requested $14,540 for a new control
board, and the committee passed the
full amount. Kevin Hiscock,
WXYC's chief announcer, said the
funding will enable the station to
replace a 20-year-old control board
located in the production room.
WXYC merits funding, Hiscock
said, because the station has asked
for little aid in the past, and its
operational costs are one fraction of
cates Egypt's willingness to listen."
Mubarak has said he envisions the
summit as primarily a forum for
discussion of the Palestinian
Peres said before leaving Israel,
"We shall not permit the peace
process to die away or fade away,
and we shall do whatever we can to
bring life and spirit to the momen
tum for peace."
Relations between the two coun
tries hit bottom in 1982 with Israel's
invasion of Lebanon.
This summit, hailed as the begin
ning of warmer relations, was made
possible by an agreement, signed
Wednesday, to submit a nagging
dispute over the 250-acre border
enclave of Taba to international
Peres said at the lunch that United
Nations Security Council resolutions
242 and 338 should serve as a basis
for peace talks. But neither is
acceptable to Palestinian leaders
because both refer to the Palestinians
as refugees and not a people with
a right to self-determination.
Peres said Israel is willing to
discuss the idea of an international
peace conference, an Arab proposal
strongly supported by Egypt and
Jordan, but unattractive to the
United States and Israel because it
would involve the Soviet Union.
"The Palestinians have a right to
participate in the determination of
their own future," Peres said, under
scoring a tenet of the Camp David
accords signed in 1978 by Israel,
Egypt and the United States. The
document formed the basis for the
1979 peace treaty between the two
Middle Eastern neighbors, but its
clause on Palestinian self
determination in territory occupied
by Israel remains unfulfilled.
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and Body Shop in Carrboro. .
The finance committee passed
$8,324 of the $10,619 requested by
the UNC Marching Tarheels for
percussion instruments and
About $1,800 of the $7,208
requested by The Phoenix for a
computer also was passed in Wed
nesday's meeting. The publication
already owns one computer, Beasley
said, and one other is needed
giving The Phoenix one computer
for typesetting and one for editing.
Also, committee members passed
$1,296 of the $1,933 requested to
maintain the operating budget of the
international business organization
Amounts passed by the finance
Tar Heels set sights on
unknown Kansas team
By SCOTT FOWLER
So what do we know about
Kansas, UNC's opponent this
weekend in a football game that
may go a long way in determining
the course of this year's season?
A) Kansas basketball coach Larry
Brown pulled a coup several years
ago by hiring Danny Manning's
father to coach for the Jayhawks
and (coincidentally, of course)
also luring the 6-1 1 prep standout
from UNC fans' waiting arms.
B) In the football fanatic world
of the Big Eight conference,
Kansas is one of the little guys
who always get picked on by the
big bullies, Oklahoma and
C) The odds were 750-1 against
the Jayhawks winning their con
ference, they were 6-6 last year,
and go into their home opener
a five-point underdog.
D) Not much else.
What do you make of the
Kansas Jayhawks, the mystery
team on this year's schedule?
Everyone knew The Citadel was
bad, that LSU and Florida State
will be good, and all the other
ACC teams are well-documented.
But Kansas falls somewhere in
that middle ground, a medium
well-done team that is a mixture
of old and new.
Two years ago, UNC beat
Kansas at home, 23-17, in the
only meeting between the two
schools. Kansas' starting quarter
back for that game Mike Orth,
will start again Saturday after the
12:38 EST kickoff. He's old.
WXYC to air
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
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of Beauty Expert Auto Painting
committee matching the organiza
tions' requests are:
a $630 for the Victory Village Day
Care Center for televised educational
B $600 for the executive branch's
increased dues as members of the
North Carolina Association of
B $200 for a camera for the Black
B $90 for an answering machine
for the Student Part-time Employ
ment Service, according to Beasley.
Although the Village Day Care
Center is not campus-affiliated, the
congress passed its proposed amount
because it's a service for the students
with children, Beasley said.
So is Jayhawk coach Bob
Valesente, in terms of experience.
He has had 23 years of it, but
Saturday will mark his debut as
a head coach. As the head man
for the Kansas offensive attack
the past two years, Valesente has
developed a reputation as a
gambling, run-and-shoot coach.
Most of the Kansas offense,
though, is new, with only three
starters returning. The offensive
line is shaky, with a defensive
tackle being forced to move to
offensive guard after two other
offensive linemen were injured
and a third was declared academ
"We entered this year with four
of our five regular starters back
in the line and at this point, 'we
are working with just one starter
(center Paul Oswald) in the
offensive front," Valesente said.
"As a result, we are totally
inexperienced and untested on
A key to the game should be
the Tar Heels' ability to get to
Orth through the line. "We want
to fold him up," said defensive
guard Reuben Davis.
UNC coach Dick Crum said he
expected Kansas to come out in
a 4-3 defense. The Jayhawks are
much more well-stocked on that
side of the ball, and it's doubtful
that UNC will roll up 613 yards
of total offense again as it did in
last week's 45-14 plastering of The
Citadel. "We have most regulars
back on defense and we have
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