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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, November 14, 1986, Page 3, Image 3

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The Daily Tar Heel Friday, November 14, 19863 AM standards to change r0S 1 By JUSTIN McGUIRE Staff Writer Students whose financial aid loans for next semester have not been approved may be affected by changes in eligibility standards, according to University officials. Thomas W. Langston, associate director for student aid, said the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1986 will cause changes in how students must apply for aid for 1987-88. "Students who already have been guaranteed funds will receive those funds for this year," he said. "How eve those who are still in the process of seeking aid may find they have to provide more documents than they originally thought they had to." Private publisher supplies Davis with government documents By TRACEY MAXWELL and S. BOSWELL DARLEY Staff Writers The decline in the amount of information supplied by the govern ment to U.S. depository libraries has created a new market for private businesses. UNC's Davis Library is one of the 1,400 depository libraries across the country that receives government manuals and statistics. Congressional Information Servi ces Inc. (CIS), a Washington-based publishing firm, sells a printed index and a microfiche system of abstracts for information formerly and still available from the government, according to CIS spokesman Rick Johnson. Readex Corporation, of New Canaan, Conn., publishes a full set of depository and non depository documents, Vice President Carolyn Dyer said. Her company has pub lished government documents in microform since 1953 and supplies UNC. The information compiled by these institutions is costly, said Library Cost to the taxpayer is another concern of possible rights violations, Kessler said. Tax money runs the Government Printing Office, which is responsible for dissemination, he said. Taxes also help pay for the publications that the library buys from private suppliers to keep the library's information up to date. "It's your information. You've paid out of your tax dollars," he said. Moonies American people," he said. When asked repeatedly, he would not give a specific example of how the petition would be used, but said the group cannot lobby legislators extensively, because of its nonprofit, educational group tax status. Baird said a man asked her and her roommate if they were anti communist and supported funda mental American values. Although Baird didn't give her address and phone number, her roommate did, but she hasn't received any literature yet. When a friend told her that the petitioner was probably a member of the Unification Church, she said she was surprised. "I didn't think they'd be doing anti-communist surveys," she said. Bill Peaslee, chairman of the UNC College Republicans, said his organ ization tried to make its members aware that CAUSA had strong ties to the Unification Church. Peaslee, I First in FoorvEna FAds md V70- FAshiom! LA. SiylE ! J o o I Lowca LevcI, Soirrfi Souabe MaU 489-177?- Langston said the only other change involves graduate students. "In the past, graduate students have only had to provide us with their tax forms," he said. "Now all students, graduate and undergraduate, will have to fill out the standard form." The real effects of the change will be on those applying for aid begin ning next year, Langston said. He said the changes, which were approved by President Reagan on Oct. 17, greatly alter federal require ments for aid. "We are in the process of making changes in our process to see how the new law can best be brought into effect," he said. He said the new law had many provisions, some that liberalized requirements and some that res Ridley Kessler, federal documents librarian for UNC. For example, last year Kessler paid $1,975 for the American Statistics Index from CIS. To purchase the actual informa tion covered by the index would cost UNC about $14,000. CIS gathers information from company representatives who attend all congressional committee hearings in Washington, Johnson said. "In the early years we found much more information than the govern ment usually revealed, and we produced it better," he said. "Rather than trust the government to tell us what they were publishing, we got the information ourselves." The information is thoroughly researched and indexed by CIS, he said. It is then sold for profit to depository libraries. Because the market is open, CIS specializes in this narrow area of publishing. "We're in the business of selling this information," Johnson said. Readex publishes every document that is listed in the government's "Why should taxpayers pay twice?" But Eugene Gressman, UNC professor of law, said there is no great constitutional issue involved yet. There would have to be a direct denial of access to information for it to infringe on personal rights, he said. "It's more a matter of government policy," he said. "It's a restrictive who had been approached by a CAUSA member last week, said the petition was worded in a way that nobody could be opposed to its content. Frederic Schroeder, dean of stu dents, said groups of all affiliations have a constitutional right to air their views without restriction in desig nated areas under UNC's "facilities use" policy. CAUSA members were soliciting viewpoints in the Pit, which is a designated area under the policy. The policy does not allow people to disrupt classes or pedestrian traffic, but expressing an opinion is an open process, Schroeder said. Another group with ties to Moon the Collegiate Association for Research in Principles (CARP) tried to get students involved and become an official student organi zation this year and four years ago, Peaslee said. Earlier this year, CARP sent a representative to UNC to tricted. Therefore, he said, it is difficult to predict what the exact changes will be. He said the changes involve whether a student is classified as financially independent or dependent on his or her parents. There will most likely be a change in the number of support documents a student must provide to prove need. He said that although the new law only affects federal aid, all UNC aid will be affected. UNC uses federal standards to determine eligibility for loans, whether the funds are feder ally provided or not. "We certainly have a lot of non-federal funds, but all funds we award are based on the standards set for federal aid," he said. monthly catalog, Dyer said. "Some (information) comes (to libraries), some of it comes in microfiche only, and some of it doesn't come," she said. Because the government printing office does not provide all the information to the libraries, Readex is also able to furnish it for a profit. "The entire set for 1986 will cost in excess of $30,000," Dyer said. She said the government's inabil ity to publish all the information was warranted financially. They supply an index of the agencies who publish the information to the libraries in the monthly catalog, she said. Readex generally supplies things in microform only, Dyer said. But print is available on request at a fee. The information on the fiche is exactly what is on the government's original printed document, she said. Kessler said the quality of infor mation published by CIS and com panies like Readex make it worth the investment. "They often do a better job of presenting the informa tion than the government," he said. from page 1 policy. There are many in this administration." Ultimately most constitutional rights end up in the balance between governmental interest and individual rights, Gressman said. "Maybe the government just doesn't have the money. That might , constitute a compelling government interest," he said. "It's very much in the gray area." from page 1 establish a group, but it was not recognized by the University, he said. Schroeder said CARP had sought recognition as a student group, but the group was not listed as a UNC recognized student organization. -Cynthia Wolf, who oversees the applications of groups seeking recog nition, could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon. Wiveka Lamson, a Unification Church member at the organiza tion's Raleigh office, said church members were volunteering to work with CAUSA as part of an "edu cational movement." She said CAUSA was a non denominational group. "We're ask ing people to say yes to God and no to communism," she said. PRESENTS AUDITIONS FOR: POSITIONS OPEN: 6 Singer-Dancers Please have an accompanist to play your prepared songis) and wear comfortable clothes. 4 instrumentalists -1 Drummer-1 Bass player-1 Keyboardist-1 Guitar player Please bring your own bass, guitar, and drums. Rano will be provided. 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As of Nov. 3, Davis has subject headings on its on-line catalog, said Joe Hewitt, associate University librarian for technical services. The added service makes it easier for people to look for books, when they don't know the author or title of a book. "We developed . . . (the system) in order to improve service and access," Hewitt said. People can now put the subject name on the command line, and it will list that subject as well as other related subjects, Hewitt said. Users of the on-line catalog said adding the subject heading to the Possible theft of electronic equipment puzzles professor, stumps UNC police From staff reports The UNC police investigated the possible theft of a pulse generator Wednesday, according to Sgt. Ned Comar of the UNC police. The generator, valued at $4000, was reported missing from a room in Phillips Hall. The pulse generator is a piece of electronic equipment used for laser experiments, said Charles V. Bris coe, assistant chairman of the phys ics and astronomy department. "It's puzzling to me why anyone would want to steal it," he said. "It has absolutely no resale value and no practical uses outside this department." Briscoe said the department has had items stolen in the past, but they are usually items that can be readily sold. Comar said the UNC police also investigated the possible theft of denture-fitting equipment from the AUDITION FOR SOMETHING GRAND! PINEHURST COUNTRY CLUB at PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA Uf4 . OD AT TuiS ROCr? - SV ft 7 K.ULL u PA R T ' Y i VeatHdH-NoV'B in - t ft ft Tm sttttrtfeA' H IHW -&kc Note OPolG system made working on papers a lot easier. "I think it's great," said David Williamson, a first year MBA student. "That's what makes it useful. "It's very simple, and you can be as productive in 10 minutes as you would in a hour in the card cata logue," he said. "I think most people search by subject anyway." Cynthia Adams, a reference librar ian in the humanities department, said it was tremendously useful, and people seemed pleased with it. Before, the on-line catalog was useful to people who knew the author or the title of a book, but now it is more useful because it is similar to the card catalog. "We wanted the on-line catalog to have the same features as the card cata logue," she said. Sometime in the near future people will be able to use the on line catalog to search for books at men's locker room in the Dental School. 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Funding for the system came from a federal grant and from the Research Triangle Foundation, he said. Wednesday, Comar said. There are no leads in either case, Comar said. since 1974 patronage! t

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