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By NICKI VEISENSEE
An open state budget process will
make no real difference in allocating
money, state officials said Tuesday.
The proposal, developed by Lt.
Gov. Bob Jordan and Liston Ram
sey, speaker of the N.C. House of
Representatives, will be presented
before the legislature some time after
it convenes on Feb. 9.
If approved, the eight-member
Budget Committee, or "supersub" as
it is commonly called, will expand
its membership by a large number
and allow the public to view its
Previously, the supersub drafted
the budget privately and then pres
ented it to the House and Senate for
Jordan, who presides over the 50
member Senate, first considered an
open budget process when he was
campaigning for lieutenant governor
in 1984, said Brenda Summers, press
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speakers are good," he said, "but they
dont attract enough of the student
Diggs said a consistent student
ticket policy is necessary. "I'm not
going to offer any drastic changes,"
he said, "but if there's enough student
opposition it needs to be looked
More effort needs to be put into
areas like non-revenue sports and
attendance at games, Diggs said.
"CAA is not just homecoming and
- ticket policies. I don't think any of
: student access to unused spaces,
;more parking decks and a study of
additional bus routes. He also
'supports more financial aid for
students, a goodwill program lend
ing student support to campus and
community groups and getting
individual UNC schools and depart-
ments to help students receive career
counseling and placement.
Cooper said he would open two
Iway channels ' of communications
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secretary for Jordan.
She said there were no political
motives behind the proposal.
Ramsey, who presides over the
120-member House, said he heiped
draft the proposal because "it looked
better in the eyes of the public.'"
He said the results of public
budget hearings would be the same
as those done privately.
Gov. Jim Martin favors the
change, said Tim Pittman, Martin's
"In fact, he has supported a much
more open budget process since early
1985," Pittman said.
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange,
said he had not seen the specifics of
the proposal. "I certainly applaud the
lieutenant governor and speaker for
trying that," he said. "It's a step in
the right direction."
Sens. Aaron Plyler, D-Union, and
Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, said
they also agreed with the proposal.
The other members of the supersub
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proposal to move its corporate
headquarters to Atlanta, Ga.,
government officials said.
RJR Nabisco, one of the biggest
corporations in North Carolina,
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the candidates should focus on those
two issues because they're not the
CAA. We're there for other issues."
The Carolina Fever Cdmmittee
also needs to be expanded, Diggs
said. This year it concentrated
mostly on homecoming, but it needs
to become more of a "spirit com
mittee," he said.
Diggs is nqw working on the CAA
Publicity Committee, which is trying
to set an attendance record at the
women's basketball game against
Maryland on Feb. 21.
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with student government to remain
aware of students' needs.
Also, Cooper would establish
special task forces to gauge student
opinion oh specific issues, hold
meetings with leaders of student
organizations to hear their needs, use
campus media effectively and hold
regularly scheduled "presidential Pit
conferences" to state his views and
answer students' questions about
student government; he said. ' "
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were not available for comment.
. Jordan and Ramsey both feel that
the budget process will not be
lengthened by opening it to the,
"Some people would say it would
be more difficult this way because
of people interfering," Summers
said, "but (Jordan) thinks it needs
to be in the open because people
should know how their, money is
Ramsey said if it did take longer,
it didn't bother him.
"I'm willing to take as much time
as it takes," he said. .
Ramsey and Jordan have also
proposed changes in financing pork
barret appropriations. They will
present these to the legislature.
Ramsey and Jordan, in the prop
osal, suggested three separate spend
ing bills: one for regular state
government costs, one for prison and
capital improvements and one for"
expenses other than state-
employs about 14,000 people.
Winston-Salem officials have been
meeting since Saturday in an attempt
to determine why RJR Nabisco
wants to move and to find ways of
convincing the firm to stay in
Winston-Salem, said Charles Webb,
executive director of the Winstoh
Salem Chamber of Commerce.
If the move were to take place,
RJR Nabisco would continue to
have its tobacco headquarters in'
Winston-Salem, Webb said; The
headquarters would be expanded
and renamed the World Tpbacco
Headquarters, he added.
Roy Cooper, vice president of
economic development at the
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, said
that Atlanta had not actively recru
ited RJR Nabisco. '
"If they decide to relocate here,
they will be welcomed with open
arms.": Cooper said. "We'd be
delighted to have them here," he
added, stressing that RJR Nabisco
would get the same cooperation from
the Chamber of Commerce that
other companies that move to
The proposed move would put
about 200 to 250 people Out of work,
Webb said. However, he said he was
optimistic about attracting Other
businesses to the city,
"I suspect this would be a rallying
point for us," he said. "I-think we
will be able to compete effectively
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The intention is not to do away
with pork-barrel spending, Ramsey
said, but to separate it from regular
state government spending.
"In Governor Martin's 1985
budget, he received $24 million for
programs which have nothing to do
with state government," he said. "I
support some of these projects, like
the Raleigh symphony, but I feel it
should be lumped with other pork
There has been some question
about whether TV cameras will be
allowed to film the sessions. Accord
ing to Summers, Jordan doesn't care.
Ramsey feels it will promote
"showmanship" by members of the
legislature, but if the meeting room
is big enough, he said he had no
objection to their presence.
"If they can keep the TV cameras
out of the way, that's fine," he said,
"but I don't want them disrupting
with other communities
Ben Craig, president of the First
Union Corp., agreed. "I don't think
(the loss of RJR Nabisco) will be
a detriment to recruiting (busi
nesses)," he said. "In fact, RJR
Nabisco has made a substantial
commitment to Winston-Salem by
leaving the tobacco operation in
Others said the move may dim
inish. Winston-Salem and North
Carolina's attractiveness to major
If the company decides to move
its corporate headquarters, the loss
of prominent community leaders will
hurt . Winston-Salem and the state
the most, said Stanley Black, chair
man of the economics department
"Anytime you take this many
leaders out of a state, it's going to
affect your economics, politics, and
eventually even the universities,"
Craig also warned of the loss of
- "The major loss will be the lead
ership that the senior executives have
given the county and city and civic
efforts," he said.
Ed Bergman, professor of city and
regional planning at UNC, agreed.
"Anytime you lose these key people
you will lose out in the community
institutions," he said.
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Federal officials arrested on
Tuesday a maintenance worker at
the. Dupont Plaza Hotel and
charged him with setting the New
Year's Eve fire that killed 96
people at the hotel.
Court documents filed at U.S.
District Court in Old Sah Juan
identified the arrested man as
Hector Escudero Aponte.
Escudero Aponte, a hotel
employee and Teamsters union
member, used a Sterno-like fuel
to torch new furniture stacked in
the hotel's ground-floor bal
lroom, according to a complaint
filed by the FBI in U.S. District
French reporter kidnapped
BEIRUT, Lebanon Gun
men on Tuesday kidnapped a
French reporter covering Terry
Waite's mission to free American
and other foreign hostages held
in Lebanon. They pistol-whipped
and shot at another French
newsman who escaped.
Police said eight men in two
cars grabbed Roger Auqtie, 31,
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
In a held-over U.S. House of
Representatives race, 6th District
candidate Robin Britt is still pursu
ing a full recount of votes cast in
his loss to Rep. Howard Coble, R
N.C. Britt, who lost by 81 votes, will
make his request in court Jan. 19.
The Wake County Superior Court
will review the State Board of
Election's polling procedures.
"There Were massive election
irregularities," Britt said.
State Board of Elections Chair
man Alex Brock said Tuesday that
Coble had been sworn in "for all
practical purposes," although Brat's
attorney had applied for a full trial.
"We expect to get a ruling by the
end of the week," Britt said.
Coble is in Washington "just going
about doing his duties because he
himself is not all that heavily
involved," Coble's Press Secretary
Ed McDonald said.
Coble has hired Raleigh lawyer
Arch T. Allen III to represent him
in court, McDonald said.
Britt originally appealed to the
Superior Court, the Court of
Appeals, and the State Superior
Court. These appeals for a review
were all denied, leaving him the
option of a full court trial.
Britt said the irregularities
included the following: a poll that
closed for a few hours and turned
voters away; a local board chairman
who counted votes that he said he
voided election night; and bags of
ballots that were found in a desk
drawer the day after the election.
Judge Donald Stevens has been
designated by N.C. Chief Justice
James Exum to hear the case. The
elections board has submitted all its
materials from its internal reviews.
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soon after he photographed
Anglican Church envoy Waite
taking a morning stroll along the
seafront in Moslem West Beirut.
Auque is a free-lance reporter
photographer for French, Cana
dian and Belgian radio stations
and photo-feature agencies.
Missile hits Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq A missile
hit Baghdad on Tuesday, and
Iraqi warplanes raided Iranian
cities and missile batteries in
Iranian reports monitored in
Cyprus said the missile hit a trade
center, but an Iraqi military
spokesman said it had exploded
in a heavily populated district,
killing or wounding many Iraqis.
Journalists were kept away, but
"witnesses said the missile nar
rowly missed the residential
Iraq said its air force raided
Isfahan, Dezful and the holy city
of Qom in retaliation.
The elections board attorneys will
support the board's certification of
Coble as the winner, Brock said.
"They've argued all they can, and
have done a good job of it," he said.
The elections board held a partial
recount that gave Britt seven more
votes and Coble one.
If the court rules in favor of Britt,
no one is sure what will happen,
Brock said. When Coble was seated,
he was not seated conditionally, he
Carl Sandstrom, the deputy chief
counsel for the Committee on House
Administration, said there was no
real difference in the way members
are seated. He said members were
all seated conditionally, although
that term was not used, because the
House retained the right to unseat
a member if another candidate was
proven to have won the election.
"It will be a curiosity subject to
the Guiness Book of World Records
to see how they go about (seating
Britt if the court rules in his favor),"
Britt said the certification to office
could be removed and a new one
If the court rules for Britt, Coble
will appeal it, McDonald said.
Britt said he would have appre
ciated Coble's being seated condi
tionally, or not being certified.
"That wouldVe been in our favor,"
he said. "It would've been a positive
If his appeal in Superior Court
fails, Britt said he would look into
other options, such as continuing
through the state appeals process or
asking the U.S. Congress to call for
Appeals could continue for quite
a while. Brock said.
"( Britt 's request for a recount has)
been around for so long, well be
lonely Without it," Brock said.
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