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2The Daily Tar HeelMonday, February 2, 1987
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By ROBERT KEEFE
The price of the dollar against
foreign currencies has been in the
; news lately, but what exactly do
; declining currency prices mean to
; North Carolinians?
; According to local experts, it
.should mean an increase in employ
;ment, an expansion in the number
;of exported goods, and a possible
;increase in prices of consumer goods.
; Gordon McRoberts, director of
the international marketing division
of the N.C. Department of Com
merce, described the fall of the dollar
as following a M-curve" pattern.
: "Right now we're at the bottom
of the curve," McRoberts said. Our
pricctags are starting to go down,
and purchasers overseas are buying
more and more of our exports."'
"There should be (a positive effect)
on employment . . . simply because
there will be more sales of exports
along with increased sales of pro
ducts at home," said Dr. Dennis
Appleyard, associate chairman of
the UNC economics department.
; Jim Poole, labor market analyst
with the N.C. Employment Security
Commission, said he has noticed an
jncrease in employment across the
; According to Poole, statewide
unemployment rates have fallen
from 5.9 percent in January 1986,
to 5.1 percent in April 1986, to 4.8
iAeti-eufldeair troops ask comrt help
By MICHAEL A. KOLB
Two organizations opposed to the
Shearon Harris nuclear power plant
filed a motion Wednesday in federal
court to stay the full operating license
the plant was granted earlier this
If the stay is granted, Shearon
Harris could only test at levels of
capacity that wouldn't produce
electricity, said Robert Epting, the
It would essentially shut the plant
down until the appeals process is
over," he said.
In the motion, Coalition for
Alternatives to Shearon Harris, the
Conservation Council of North
Carolina, and Wells Eddleman, a
member of CASH who has been
This is the Carolina Athletic Association's
UNC SPORTS, but decided against it due
Sports Club Council
Referendum: Vote YES
on Feb. 3
By Scott Martin, SCC
The Sports Club Council has
come to a crossroads. On Feb. 3.
students have a chance to help
sports clubs become better and
expand their programs. For just a
$1.00 increase in student fees, the
clubs will be financially and organ
izationally secure for the next few
years. The major portion of the
increase will fund a new director of
club sports, someone who will help
clubs get more for their money and
provide a better athletic experience
for the players.
Please vote for the increase on
Feb. 3 and help sports clubs
become even better.
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percent in December of last year.
Orange county had some of the
lowest rates in the nation, Poole said,
ranging from 2.5 percent in January
1986 to 2.7 percent in November of
"That's almost no unemploy
ment," he said.
Most experts attribute the low
local rate to the presence of the
numerous hi-tech industries in the
According to McRoberts, many of
the hi-tech industries in the Triangle
area have major business interests
overseas. To these industries, the
decline in the price of the dollar is
"It is very encouraging to us,"
McRoberts said. "The professionals
that have been out there for a while
have already tapped into (the export
market) and seen good results.
"We also have a lot of small
contractors out there that we're
watching closely," he said. "All of
the sudden, we have found that there
are a lot of better mousetraps in
Research Triangle Park that have
70 to 80 percent of these "better
mousetraps" are in medical technol
ogy, McRoberts said.
Other areas with increasing poten
tial for exports include industrial
textiles, computer hardware and
software, and research and
active in the effort to prevent the use
of the plant, challenge the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission's decision
to license the plant. The NRC
licensed the plant on Jan. 9.
The plaintiffs charge that Shearon
Harris has not conducted a full scale
exercise since May of 1985. Nor
mally, a nuclear power plant has to
run a full scale drill within one year
The NRC granted the Shearon
Harris plant an exception, said Mac
Harris, manager of news services for
Carolina Power and Light, which
operates the Shearon Harris plant.
Shearon Harris ran a full scale
exercise in May of 1985 and a partial
exercise in the fall of 1986, Harris
Dan Coleman, spokesman for
the various athletic programs here at Carolina. And we welcome your
Club Sports Information
-SCUBA (John Edwards, 968-9062):
planning a trip to Belize during
Spring Break, and both divers and
non-divers are welcome.
WATER SKI (Richard Leddon):
trying to raise funds to purchase a
competition ski boat for use in late
March. Club members will be skiing
several times a week, as soon as
PARACHUTE ( Coleman Ross):
relatively new at UNC and trying to
recruit members. Jumps are at the
Franklin County Sport Parachute
Drop Zone on weekends.
GYMNASTICS (Debbie McClinton):
trying to recruit new members so
the club can begin competing.
"There is definitely a lot of blue
sky out there," he said.
The N.C. furniture ' industry is
another area that should experience
an increase in business because of
the dollar's decline, according to
"We've had more requests for
furniture marketing exhibitions than
we have had in two years," he said.
These requests have come from
nations such as Japan, Germany and
But William Lamparter, vice
president of marketing with Century
Furniture in Hickory, said his
company hasn't seen any drastic
increases in export orders.
"Our business has always been
pretty consistent," Lamparter said.
"We think of it kind of like Cadillac
does . . . the people who want to buy
our stuff already have the money to
do so - they're not going to be
swayed just because of a small
change in the price of the dollar or
Century Furniture is a privately
owned corporation which employs
1,000 people in five plants. It
produces bedroom, dining room,
and wall units, along with a complete
line of upholstery.. Century exports
to such places as London, Singapore,
Austria and Burmuda.
Decreasing the trade deficit and
CASH, said there must be extraor
dinary circumstances for an exemp
tion to be granted.
"The only extraordinary circum
stances are that CP&L is in a hurry
to get that plant operating," Cole
Members of CASH and the Con
servation Council said safety issues
have not been resolved.
A source at the construction site
prompted an investigation by the
NRC, Coleman said. The investigar
tion found that the charges were true,
"There were a number of building
violations," Coleman said. "Bolts
that were supposed to be anchored
in concrete were anchored in sand.
There was unauthorized substitution
of materials. Also, blueprints were
latest effort to provide timely information to all UNC students.
to distribution difficulties. We hope you will use the calendar
Office of Sports Information By Alyson Ma this
Have you ever looked in the newspaper and wondered how
non-revenue sports scores were reported? Or who kept the
statistics at basketball and football games? Or who supplied
the newspaper with the photos of UNC athletes? Chances are
that they came from the UNC Sports Information office.
The office is headed by Director Rick Brewer, who is
assisted by Dave Lohse and Scott Jared and intern Angie
Bitting. Ten student assistants and secretary Lee Snyder assist
with clerical duties ranging from answering fan mail to writing
and sending press releases.
Students also have the opportunity to write stories for the
football and basketball programs and keep statistics at games.
But perhaps the most important duty of the student assistants
is to help with the coverage of the 24 non-revenue sports.
According to Bitting, "If we didn't have the students, I don't
think we could get done half of what we need to."
balancing the budget have been the
major reasons why the Reagan
Administration has allowed the price
of the dollar to fall as low as it has,
said economics department chair
man Dr. Stanley Black. But in his
opinion, it has fallen too far.
"I think it has declined too much
given the lack of progress on the
budget," Black said. "Lowering the
value of the dollar is kind of like
having a fire sale . . ."
If the dollar is allowed to fall too
low, it may trigger a recession, said
The dollar has fallen 30 to 40
percent since it began to drop in
February, 1985. .
Countries most affected by the
drop have been Japan, Germany,
France and other European
McRoberts said that while South
Korea and Taiwan have not been
affected as much by the fall of the
dollar, imports from those countries
should be on the decline in the near
future as well.
On Friday, the Commerce
Department reported the December
trade deficit had fallen $9.5 billion
to $10.7 billion. While this was a
major decline, the total deficit for
1986 was still $169.8 billion the
largest ever. The dollar rose substan
tially on world markets Friday
following the announcement.
written to match the construction."
Epting said NRC's investigation
team testified and verified the
"They (the NRC) took CP&L's
word that the plant was now safe,"
"Customers are already using
electricity produced by Shearon
Harris," he said.
CASH members also said they
have been deprived of due process
"The decision to grant a license
is not based on one hearing, one
place, one time," Harris said. "The
whole idea that CASH has not been
represented is not substantiated by
the facts. One individual may not
have been represented but the
CUT & SAVE
Israel rejects deal to trade
prisoners for captive teachers
From Associated Press reports I , -Z
TEL AVIV, Israel Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin rejected
Sunday a terrorist group's
demand to release 400 prisoners
in exchange for three Americans
and an Indian held hostage in
Rabin said on a live call-in
show on Israel Army radio that
the Jewish state would not act as
an "international bank" for
He said no request had come
from the United States or any
other government to free prison
ers. He and other officials said
Israel would make no deals.
Rabin said Israel had to consider
first some of its own people held
Talks begin to free Waite
BEIRUT, Lebanon Inten
sive secret negotiations involving
Syria, Iran and Lebanese militia
leaders have begun to determine
the fate of missing hostage nego-
Language program in works
By MEG CRADDOCK
Gov. Jim Martin announced his
plans for a network of Governor's
Language Institutes as part of his
Basic Education Plan in a news
conference on last week.
The institutes would be held
during the summer at colleges across
the state, and would last between
four and six weeks.
Martin said North Carolina needs
to improve the way foreign lan
guages are taught in the state's
schools. He said the institutes are
designed to improve the way teachers
teach foreign languages.
Because of the increase in the
demand for foreign language
teachers, the state may also offer
special scholarships to recruit pros
pective teachers, said Fran Hoch,
foreign language consultant to the
superintendent of public instruction.
The cost of the program once it
is in operation will range from
$130,370 to $198,900 depending on
the number of fellowships offered
and the length of the program, Hock
said. Before the program is imple
mented, the governor will conduct
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Suzy Street, Vice President for Publicity.
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Mgivs in Cricf
tiator Terry Waite and to ensure
his safety, a senior militia officer
"These hush-hush talks are in
high gear," said the official, who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Anglican Church envoy
has not been seen publicly since
he left the Riviera Hotel in west
Beirut on Jan. 20, presumably to
negotiate with Islamic Jihad, a
pro-Iranian Shiite faction that
holds two Americans.
Middleman accused in deals
WASHINGTON The Iran
ian middleman in the sale of U.S:
arms to Tehran has been accused
of having links with drug dealers,
working with the shah's secret
police and giving Washington
intelligence on terrorists, accord
ing to knowledgeable sources and
a Senate committee report.
a year-long planning period that will
cost about $50,000, she said. The
state and the Mary Reynolds Bab
cock Foundation, a private organ
ization, will each contribute equal
shares to finance the program, Hoch
Michael Radz, assistant superin
tendent of instuction for the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro school district, said
there is a real need for improved
language studies but there may be
problems in implementing Martin's
plan. Elementary schools especially
will have the problem of fitting
foreign language studies into sche
dules that already include many
special areas such as art, music,
physical education and computer
education, he said.
UNC students will probably not
be affected by this new proposal
because it is designed for current
rather than future teachers.
However, since about 77 per cent of
the foreign language students who
graduated from UNC stay in North
Carolina to teach, the proposal may
affect these future teachers, William
Burke, associate professor of educa
tion, said. . , ,
Facilities By Carmen
UNC's Sports Medicine Program
serves the needs of all student
athletes at Carolina, whether they
play on varsity, club, intramural, or
informal "pick-up" teams. Clinics
and training rooms are located in
Fetzer and Woollen gyms. Student
Health. Kenan Fieldhouse and the
Smith Center. For minor needs,
such as ankle-taping before games,
students must have a note from a
doctor at sports medicine. They caa
present this verification to the clinic
to be administered by the certified
athletic trainers there.