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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, March 18, 1987, Page 1, Image 1

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1 Today's weather: See for yoursci? High 60. Low 42. ' Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel Volume 95, Issue 17 New Zealaed krMles at pawmi treataaemilt By MATT BIVENS Staff Writer The people of New Zealand are concerned with nuclear proliferation and are against nuclear arms and the arms race, the Honorable Sir Wal lace Rowling told a full house at the Hanes Art Center Tuesday night. Rowling, New Zealand's ambas sador to the United States and the country's former prime minister, spoke about The Pacific Basin: Alliances, Trade and Bases," in the seventh of eight speeches in the Great Decisions 7 scries. Rowling said his native land has two main crops grass and trees. Leadler victory in dQeai By JO FLEISCHER Assistant University Editor UNC officials and student leaders held a closed-door meeting Tuesday with town officials to discuss plans for activities surrounding the possi ble advancement of the Tar Heels in the NCAA basketball championship. A brief statement released directly alter the 90-minute meeting said student, town and University repre sentatives have met with town officials on several occasions. The purpose of the meetings was "to develop possible plans in the event the men's basketball team continues in the NCAA championship." according to the statement. , Details about specific planS made during Tuesday's meeting will not be released until an appropriate time. Dean of Students -Frederic Schroeder said details of the group's nl;ns were not released because it Best for dorms is old By LAURA PEARLMAN Staff Writer The most feasible option for renovating Old East and Old West residence halls is to main tain the historical appearance of the buildings while installing modern conveniences, according to the architectural firm hired by the University. Thomas Amamn, an architect who's studying the design of the buildings, said Tuesday that the architectural firm of Dodge and Associates in Raleigh is now studying the buildings to deter mine the most feasible use for the residence halls. "Right now, we're looking to Movie theaters still thriving in By ROBERT KEEFE Staff Writer I-very man, woman and child goes to the movies at least five times a year, according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "The movie industry isn't exactly a dying business," said Bob Franklin, vice president of world-wide market research with MPAA. "Even when you're talking about home movies and cable, you have to realize that the original springboard for most movies is is the theater. Movies don't play on VCRs and cable until they play in the theaters first." The Motion Picture Association of America is a New York-based organization that works to further the interests of major film distri butors around the nation. According to the MPAA, last year's theater attendance was the second highest in history 1.03 billion viewers. The highest attend ance was 1.05 billion in 1985. "I think that since 1974 there has been a pretty stable number of. admissions across the nation," said .1 UllUG LJ0'GC'jOGQi'S-Page4 Great Decisions and a population of 90 million 75 million sheep, 12 million cattle, and 3 million people. The national religion is unquestionably sports, he said. New Zealanders are also fiercely independent, politically aware and dedicated to the ideal of democracy, and women have a heavy influence in the country's positions, he said. The New Zealand position against nuclear proliferation began in the post-World War II years, when the dHcim plains O eMMii would be presumptuous to do so before the Tar Heels face Notre Dame Thursday. "To speculate further would be wildly premature," Schroeder said. "To look beyond this next game is not appropriate." To avoid putting undue pressure on UNC's team, no plans will be released until after the two teams that will be in the March 30 cham pionship game are decided March 28, he said. Carol Geer, Carolina Athletic Association president, ' said the representatives at the meeting are looking only toward the Notre Dame game. "That's the way they (the players and coaches) look at it, then if it's appropriate, we will go from there," she said. "We want the team to know we're focusing on Notre Dame, too." See MEETING page 6 upgrade the dorms to modern standards and leave them looking old on the outside, to turn part of them into offices or to connect the three towers in each dorm," Amamn said. , "Of these three possible changes, the most feasible at this point would be to update the plumbing, electricity, phone hook-ups, and possibly add air conditioning to the residence halls, leaving them 1 as dormito ries," Amamn said. Dodge and Associates plans to submit its studies to the Univer sity within a week to 10 days. Last November, the Old East Old West Task Force submitted Number of indoor movie 1980 1981 387 393 fXp z sS I mw ii.'.., ' Jttr. z"" r' - t " .-wm 1 I ; . . ; " BM iUJMl. 3, -aT?? - 1 . yWp"llT -tm-- n i 'ritWMiwrriTKti,., T"""1 MHjjyii I . lXlx- 1 Z """""" -fSifi. .MM.g? .. '.CT I Source: Motion Picture Association of American, Inc. Wayne Green, director of commun ications with the National Associa tion of Theater Owners, also based in New York. And with the high attendance He that scatter eth Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Wednesday, March 18, 1987 atomic powers began nuclear testing on islands in the South Pacific, Rowling said. "The resentment and anger at the nuclear intrusion of that time ran deep ? id profound," he said. Nuclear arms were not seen as a deterrent against wars, in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kampuchea and numerous other conflicts since World War II, Rowling said. "Frustration came from the mach inations of the superpowers, from seeing agreements reached and then, for convenience, set aside, like SALT II." he said. In 1975, acting as prime minister. Friends forever Michael W. Smith, a Christian rock singer, shared his music and personal conviction to an eagerly receptive crowd in Memorial arid new- ideas about renovating the build ings to Wayne Kuncl, director of University Housing. The architectural firm is deter mining the cost of implementing each of the task force's three proposals. To upgrade the interior of the residence halls, the task force suggested that sinks be added in each room, overhead fans be installed, temperature controls be added in each room and the first floor of each residence hall be made accessible to handicapped students. Another option suggested by See OLD EAST page 6 screens in North Carolina 491 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 rates, movie theaters are still turning a good-sized profit. National profits were up 2 percent last year, at $3.83 billion. I984 was also the record year for ticket sales, with theaters raking thorns must not go barefoot. u Ififllfifiia'Ii! t Chapel Hill, North Carolina Rowling introduced a resolution to the United Nations that eventually led to the creation of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, which declared the South Pacific off limits for nuclear testing and proliferation. The Soviet Union and China have agreed to the treaty, with some qualifications, but both France and the United States have refused to ratify the treaty, he said. "We bristle when we are some times treated as a pawn on the communist chessboard, simply because we won't come to heel at the Pentagon's command," Rowling 11 W w - !Mr r- ft I T (jtJ Mis M wins wants Helms to rami By SHARON KEBSCHULL Staff Writer In a move to get what he views as a truly conservative candidate running for president, the head of Sen. Jesse Helms' political organi zation has mailed letters to the Republican's supporters asking them to convince Helms to run. "If 50,000 or so can convince him to run, then he has a chance to be considered as a viable candidate," said Carter Wrenn, executive direc tor of the N.C. Congressional Club, Helms' political organization. The club mailed several thousand letters to Helms' supporters around the country last week, asking them to respond if they would support the Club's encouraging Helms to run. If North Carolina, across nation 569 538 ( DTH Charlotte Cannon in around $4.03 billion. In I984, North Carolina's 179 indoor theaters grossed about $10.3 million, according to the latest available census statistics. said. "There's more to it than that." United States officials have said the United States can't be respon sible for military aid to New Zealand while the nuclear-free zone exists, Rowling said, although relations between the countries remain good. During a question and answer period, Rowling said the western response to the French bombing of The Rainbow Warrior, a Green peace ship, disappointed many New Zealanders. "It caused a tremendous surge of outrage in New Zealand," he said. "We consider it an act of state sponsored terrorism." sff3 (A , tit Hall Tuesday night He used lyrics of his songs to paint his own view of contemporary life in his "Big Picture" tour. the majority respond positively, then the Club will send the mailings to its entire membership. The letter also encouraged dona tions to pay for the mailings to the 120,000 total membership. The Club's goal is $55,000, Wrenn said. Helms has said earlier that he would not run. . "There is no one running now to light a fire under the conservatives," said Wrenn. "His record in the Senate would appeal to conserva tives uniquely, more than any other candidate." Wrenn said he thought Helms would consider running very seriously. "He wants to do what is best for the conservative cause," Wrenn said. With 179 indoor movie theaters and 65 drive-ins. North Carolina ranks ninth in the number of theaters per state, behind states such as California (with 2,156 theaters), Texas (1,845), New York (1,369), Florida (1,292) and Ohio (877 theaters)! ', Though there have been no recent additions to the 10 screens in Chapel Hill, there were 31 screens installed in new theaters elsewhere in the state, bringing the total number of of indoor screens to 569. Many of these new theaters were opened in the Triangle area, includ ing the Tower Merchant's Six on N.C. 64 in Raleigh, the six-screen Cineplex Odeon in Six Forks Station in Raleigh, and Carmike's eight screen complex in Willowdale Shop ping Center in Durham. And as North Carolina and the Triangle continues to grow, so will the movie industry, experts said. "What is happening now is that they (theater companies) are starting to bring the pictures to where the population is," Franklin said. "If you look at theater admissions in areas Thomas Fuller Action Against Apartheid 11 a.m. in the Pit NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Xs i 1 i -V ' Wallace Rowling il DTHTony Detfell "There's no doubt it would be a very hard campaign any campaign for president is . . . but he's the most. prominent leader of conservatives. ana he has a national iollowing. "In the (Senate) campaign of '84, people from all over the country contributed. He could be an excep tionally strong candidate " Wrenn said. . Paul Shumaker, press secretary fnr tViA M C DpnnklioQn Portlr Headquarters, said the letters came o c n r c 1 1 rnrico ortrl tka f'lul if it let w v m aw iu J v putting out "sounding boards" as V11V.JT U1U 111 I7IU 1VJ1 rikb (J1V3IU.I11 and again in a brief campaign in losn See HELMS page 6 like the Sun Belt (where the pop ulation is steadily growing) and in depressed areas (where population growth is relatively stagnant), youll see the difference in the number of theaters seems to be a direct end result of where the people are." Franklin said an 1 1 -screen theater opened six months ago in his home--town about 40 miles north of New York City, where previously there was a single two-screen theater. . "It has been packed ever since," he said. ' , He added that the population in his area has more than doubled in the past five years. "It's very difficult to fill a 3,000 seat theater," Franklin said. "But it is a little easier nowadays because you can put in more screens per acre, so you can afford to put in eight or .10 or 12 different screens invone theater." This would appeal to a wider variety of movie goers that could fill a theater more easily. Toronto-based Cineplex Odeon See MOVIES page 6 Y ( ' : JIjA-, v. ....... . ...... ..... .f.-r.m-,..Y.Y-svw&-)rv-. . . . -w

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