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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 14, 1986, Page 4, Image 4

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4The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, October 14, 1986 Stealth experts give ffiree atdlvice in community medical project By JESSICA BROOKS .. Staff Writer The good life is free and this year it started Oct. 7: Project Good Life is a community : health-enhancement program spon sored by N.C. Memorial Hospital and the UNC School of Medicine. Approximately once a month in the clinic auditorium at N.C. Memorial Hospital, physical therapists, psychi- atrists, professors and doctors will ' give free advice in areas ranging from ' "First Aid for Babysitters" to "Cop ' ing with Holiday Stress" to MOh, My Aching Back." Kathy Neal, coordinator of Pro- . ject Good Life, said, "You know, it's funny how we come up with the - topics for our discussions." Some ; come formally through survey sug gestions. Others, however, are quite -informal. "All it took to come up with this ' topic (preventing back pain) was for my sweetie to be in bed for a few weeks with a back problem," Neal 'said. The first program, "Oh, My Aching Back," was held from 7 to 5TH SUMMER SEMINAR IN SWITZERLAND May 18 June 6, 1987 Topic: European Politics COST: $1277 if you enroll by January 31, 1987; $1427 if you enroll after January.31. Cost includes room and board (breakfast and lunch weekdays), tuition and instructional costs, museum fees, bike rentals. Cost does not include transatlantic transportation or transportation on excursions. INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Jurg Steiner, . 369 Hamilton Hall. Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. 962-3041 For further information, contact DIVISION OF EXTENSION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Abernethy Hall, 962-1106 NORTH 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the clinic auditorium. For those in the audience with bad backs, there was a 15-minute break. During this time, health shacks such as carrot and celery sticks, apples, sunflower seeds and raisins and fruit juice were served. v After a short introduction by Neal, Amy Bell, a licensed physical ther apist at N.C. Memorial Hospital, explained the basic anatomy of the back. Next, Meg Wittman, also a licensed physical therapist, advo cated good posture. "Most back problems are caused by bad pos ture," Wittman said. "These prob lems can usually be corrected with attention." Adjusting car mirrors accordingly, using a towel roll for back support while sitting, and sleeping in an appropriate position can help pre vent back problems. "Even a simple stretch after sitting for a long period of time can help to insure against back pain," Wittman said. Physical therapist Nick Demilio demonstrated possible exercises to .Arthur Andersen Arthur Andersen is pleased to announce that the following 1986 graduates have recently become associated with our firm. THE UNIVERSITY OF CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL David Allen Laha Blackburn Charles Cooley Amy Dorsett Phil Gillespie Melanie Gradv Martha Gulley Dana Handy Ron Harris Suzanne Hooper Karen Hoover Maurice James Courtney Kemp Scott King Jim Mason Cheryl Nichol Jerry Robertson James Rogers Timothy Seven Greg Sowers Brent Styles Kathy Thompson Patrick Vaughn Will Whitley Danny Wiles Hunter Williams Chris Wolfe prevent back pain. Demilio also spoke on body mechanics and on how everyday movement relates to back problems. "Something as simple as brushing your teeth or shaving may be harm ful to the back," Demilio said. These activities involve a continuous lean forward, which straightens the low curve of the spine. According to Demilio, this straightening can be avoided with higher sinks and adjustable bathroom mirrors. "An important thing to remember, he said, "is that when doing work such as gardening, where a lot of bending is involved, make sure to stand up and stretch every once in a while. This year Project Good Life, now in its seventh season, will offer six different discussion topics. These topics include babysitting first aid, coping with holiday stress, losing the holiday bulge and dealing with allergies. Although attendance has not been as good as expected, Neal said there were more than 100 people at last years preconception program. "A lot of people are planning babies out there, she said. Unfortunately, many people do not know about the advantages of Project Good Life. In the past, advertising has been slight. This year, however, Neal plans to spend a larger portion of the project's state funding on public service announcements, general advertisements and fliers. Neal said that more than 600 fliers were sent prior to the first program. With more advertising, Neal hopes the interest in Project Good Life will increase. "It is such a beneficial program, she said. "Peo ple really need to know about it. People at the first program said they were helped by the workshop. One woman had come in hopes of preventing future back problems. "I come from a family of bad backs," she said. "I'm trying to avoid it. Another woman had already made plans to come again to other Good Life programs. "I will defi nitely be here for the allergies program," she said. "Mine are awful." fjfvtmi mm M in i at Average number of voters register By SUSAN JENSEN Staff Writer Voter registration in Chapel Hill and Orange County peaked last month with the 1986 congres sional elections less than four weeks away. "Registration has been about normal for what we call an off year election year," said Bobby Strickland, supervisor of elec tions at the Orange County Board of Elections. Since July 1, there have been 2,522 new registrations, bringing the total for the county to 48, 197, Strickland said. It seems to be proportional to the rapid population growth in the area, she said. Voter registration during a presidential election year would be double the amount of regis tration in off-year election years, she said. Most registered voters in Orange County are affiliated with the Democratic party, she said, and although it is not possible to Graham example, there were public outcries concerning campus visits by Ber trand Russell, a British philosopher who was an avowed socialist, and Langston Hughes, a black poet. But Graham steadfastly maintained his commitment to academic freedom, Ashby said. "America is in no danger from fascism, communism or any other ism, just so long as she remains true to those principles for which the American revolution was fought; mainly, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and equal opportunity for all the people of this country," Graham said in responding to those incidents. While president of the Chapel Hill campus, Graham showed an interest in the students just as when he was a teacher in Raleigh and professor at UNC. "Dr. Frank," as his students called him, invited students into the president's house on Franklin Street for Sunday night discussions. "(Gra ham) surrounded himself with stu dents," King said. "He kept his finger on the pulse of the students." As an administrator, Graham "was the kind of fellow that lost his hat everytime he'd sit down," King said. "He wasn't your typical Har vard Business School administrator. He was very informal. He admin istered from the heart rather than the head," King said. But Graham's concerns were not isolated to the institutional problems of public education. While president of UNC, he served on the Consumers Advisory Board of Franklin D. FOOTBA While you're at the Smith Center this week picking up your football tickets, be sure to get your tickets to the Blue White basketball game. Student tickets are now available for the Blue-White basketball games, which will be played after the Maryland and Virginia football games on November 1st and November 15th. Both these games will be played in the air-conditioned Smith Center and the halftimes will be only five minutes (so you can get out in time for the rest of your Saturday evening plans.) HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS: Present your student I.D. and athletic pass at the Smith Center Box Office between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Students may also purchase guest tickets at $5.00 in addition to their complimentary student tickets. BLOCK SEATING AVAILABLE Student groups of 20 or more are welcome to send a represen tative to the Ticket Office with the group's athletic passes for block seating. predict the actual winners in elections, the county usually votes democratic. Precincts in Chapel Hill and northern Hillsborough usually show the highest registration turnout of Orange County dis tricts at elections, with the west ern Hillsborough precinct in the lead, Strickland said. Several precincts in Chapel Hill where old, established residents live have registration rates 5-10 percent higher than other areas, she said. Because Chapel Hill is so densely populated compared to the rest of the county, Chapel Hill and Carrboro precincts always have heavy turn-out during elec tions, she said. Student Congress worked with the Board of Elections to increase registration this year by setting up tables in the Pit and Student Union. The University makes up one of the largest communities in the Fourth District voting area, Roosevelt's New Deal, and in 1934, chaired the Advisory Council on Economic Security. He continued his commitment to social reform as president of the Southern Confer ence for Human Welfare. After World War II, Graham was on the United Nations Committee of Good Offices that negotiated peace between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The origin of. Graham's compas sion derived from his Presbyterian upbringing, more so "than any education he got," King said. "He was a deeply religious man." Those beliefs were certainly chal lenged when on March 6, 1949, U.S. Senator J. Melville Broughton died and N.C. Gov. Kerr Scott appointed Graham to complete the term. Graham announced that he would run for the seat in the 1950 election. His party challenger in the prim ary runoff was Willis Smith. The race became notorious for the smear tactics Smith used, typified by a cartoon that labeled Graham a communist. Graham lost. Recovering from the defeat, Gra ham in 1951 joined the United Nations as an impartial negotiator between India and Pakistan, who were fighting over territorial rights to the border town of Kashmir; however, he was unsuccessful. Per haps showing some of the frustration from that situation, Graham said in a 1959 letter to a friend: "My friends in North Carolina, New York and in the U.S. Senate have told me that no responsible person believes 1 am ft n f r! W Ckn Strickland said. But the board has no way to determine demographically which groups of eligible voters display the highest registration rate, Strickland said. "We don't keep them segre gated," she said. "The board does not keep a census of the different groups which register each year." Chapel Hill has 16 voting districts. Deadline for registration for the Nov. 4 election was Oct. 6. Registration continues at the Municipal Building in Chapel Hill, Carrboro Town Hall, the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Orange County Public Library in Hillsborough. Residents must be 18 years old and have lived in the precinct for 30 days in order to be eligible to register in that precinct, Strick land said. Registration records are used to keep tax records and to solicit citizens for jury duty, she said. from page 1 communist or a front for commu nists, but that some opponents in several fields wish to discredit me and others with false charges because of stands for civil liberties of the individual ... My main concern is not with those attacks but with the fact that I have done so little." Graham spent 16 years with the United Nations before returning to Chapel Hill in 1967 following the death of his wife, Marian, where he remained until his death in 1972. On their graves is written: "They had faith in youth and youth responded with their best." So on Frank Porter Graham's 100th birthday, how does one sum up his meaning and importance to this university, to the state, nation and world. Perhaps the advice of N.C. novelist John Ehle is best heeded: "Any simple analysis on Frank Graham will be challenged on statement." King said Graham was an "authentic genius" and "the greatest man North Carolina has produced this century. There isn't anybody on the current scene with whom he could be compared." Former UNC chancellor William . Aycock said during Sunday's Uni versity Day ceremony: "If there be such a thing as immortality, Frank Porter Graham's life is the stuff from which it is made." Those are fitting tributes to UNC's "priceless gem." One thing is for sure: Because of Graham's zest, commit ment and vision, North Carolinians can all stand a little taller. CCD ft D MA 1 1

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