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2The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, March 31, 1987
Oy LAURIE DUNCAN
On Super Tuesday, March 8,
1988, North Carolina and 12 other
Southern states holding presidential
-mmaries may be crucial in deciding
the Democratic presidential
But Super Tuesday may not have
the strong impact its designers hoped
it would for three reasons:
n earlier contests in Iowa and New
Hampshire mean presidential candi
dates will spend more time and
money there than in the South;
a voter turnout will be low
because the presidential primary will
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON The Marine
Corps, cooperating with the State
Department, said Monday it has
agreed to replace all 28 security
guards at the U.S. Emabassy in
Moscow with other Marines as a
The move follows the disclosure
that two former guards are suspected
of repeatedly allowing Soviet agents
in the embassy late at night in what
has been called a critical breach of
Meanwhile, Pentagon sources
said Cpl. Arnold Bracy, one of the
Committee proposes tax Mkes to lower national deficit
By MITRA LOTFI
As an interim step to balancing
the budget by 1991, the chairman of
the U.S. Senate Budget Committee
has proposed a plan to lower the
national deficit by raising $18.5
billion through tax hikes.
The plan, proposed by Sen. Law-
Lab Theatre schedules
forum for candidates
Candidates for the three
member Lab Theatre producing
board will participate in a public
forum today from 3:30 to 4:30
p.m. in Room 208 of Graham
The board is responsible for all
aspects of the theatre's 14-show
season, including show selection,
funding and student directing.
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be held two months before state and
local primaries in all Southern states
B the South lacks a politically
Democratic political leaders want
to avoid the party's recent trend of
nominating northern liberals who
lose the general election to more
conservative Republicans, said Thad
Beyle, professor of political science
The candidate would have to
former guards suspected of espion
age, was reduced in rank from
sergeant for fraternization with a
woman while in Moscow.
The sources, who asked not to be
named, previously disclosed that
both Bracy and Sgt. Clayton J.
Lonetree became involved with
Soviet women who worked at the
The sources said Bracy's reduction
in rank came last August, but it did
not attract any special attention until
investigators began probing Lone
tree's activities earlier this year.
ton Chiles, D-Fla., the committee's
chairman, would cut the deficit by
$37 billion in 1988. President Rea
gan's budget proposal would cut the
deficit by $36 billion.
The plan does not specify which
taxes would be increased, but Chiles
said the committee would not
increase income tax rates.
All students may attend the
forum to meet the candidates and
ask them questions.
The theatre's election will be
held Wednesday, April 1, from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. on the porch of
Graham Memorial. Any student
who has participated in the Lab
Theatre during the past two years
" is eligible to vote.
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appeal to southern Democrats, a
diverse group, so it is unlikely that
Super Tuesday will work, said Merle
Black, associate professor of political
science at UNC. j
"This whole thing is based on the
assumption that there's a South,"
Black said. "There are lots of
Southern states, but there may not
be a South."
Beyle said a Southerner would
probably appear on the final ticket,
from either party or from both
So far, no Southern Democrats
have announced their candidacy for
The Marine Corps stressed none
of the guards currently posted in
Moscow is suspected of wrongdoing.
But it said in a joint statement with
the State Department it would
replace all guards sometime in April.
The Marine Corps said the guards
would be transferred to the head
quarters of their parent command at
the Marine base at Quantico, Va.,
where Bracy and Lonetree are being
The State Department said last
week it had launched a wide-ranging
probe of security procedures in
William R. Keech, a UNC polit
ical science professor, said by not
raising income taxes the plan min
imizes the political impact of a tax
Cigarettes, tobacco and energy,
however, may bear the tax burden.
Although there is no other way
to balance the budget, Reagan would
certainly veto any plan involving a
tax hike, Keech said.
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C, a
member of the budget committee, is
interested in Chiles' proposal, but he
is not in favor of raising the tax on
'Koala Week' focuses
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Koala is an aboriginal word which
means "no drinks." The word's
meaning has been taken one step
further to mean "no drinks and no
drugs'" by the organizers of Koala
Week, a series of events designed to
educate, .the student body, .about
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Presidential hopefuls Rep. Dick
Gephardt, D-Mo., former Sen. Gary!
Hart and Massachusetts Gov.
Michael Dukakis have already been
campaigning in the South. They have
helped elevate the South to such a
level that people are paying attention
to it, Beyle said.
Beyle said the Rev. Jesse Jackson,
popular among Southern blacks but
less appealing to white Southerners,
may have a "fear impact" on con
servative Democrats, who might
turn to the Republican party. But
Republicans may also lose moderate
supporters if Sen. Jesse Helms, R
N.C., seeks the nomination, he said.
Moscow along with a new "damage
assessment," following the arrest of
Bracy, 21, of New York City.
Bracy was arrested two weeks ago
and transferred to Quantico on
March 24. He is being held in
confinement pending a pretrial
investigation and the placement of
Last Friday, however, the Marines
said Bracy's arrest and the contin
uing military investigation had
prompted the lodging of five new
charges against Lonetree, bringing
the number of counts he faces to 24.
cigarettes, said Tom Lawton, San
ford's press secretary.
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, could
not be reached for comment.
Chiles' plan would not meet the
goal set by the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings
Act to reduce the budget
to $108 billion by 1988, based on
Congressional estimates. It would
produce a balanced budget by 1991.
Reagan's proposal would not meet
the long-term goal of a balanced
budget by 1991, but it would reach
the target for 1988.
The week's events begin today and
will last until Thursday, said Steve
Zorn, chairman of the Koala Week
planning committee. "Our underly
ing goal is to educate and increase
the awareness level, of substance
abuse dh campusrje said. "We
think it's important have students
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Thatcher asks Gorbachev
to improve foreign relations
From Associated Press reports
MOSCOW British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher chal
lenged Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev on Monday to pro
duce deeds that match his words
about seeking better relations
abroad and providing greater
freedom at home.
Thatcher took Gorbachev to
task specifically on human rights
and the withdrawal of Soviet
troops from Afghanistan.
"We will reach our judgments
not on intentions or on promises
but on deeds and on results," she
said of Western leaders.
Cooking-oil case opens
MADRID, Spain An angry
crowd threw stones Monday at
defendants emerging from the
opening session of the trial in the
poison-cooking-oil case that
killed at least 584 people six years
Prosecutors say the 38 defend
ants should serve thousands of
years in jail and pay millions of
dollars in fines for selling the toxic
imitation olive oil.
Juan Miguel Bengoechea, the
main defendant, gave the govern
ment lawyer vague replies and
would not answer questions from
private lawyers representing vie-
The Reagan administration,
claiming it can reduce the deficit to
$108 billion by 1988, has been too
optimistic when calculating its
budget, said James Wilde, a UNC
associate professor of economics.
"The administration has predicted
a good, fast-moving economy which
brings the revenue projections up
and makes things look better," Wilde
Reagan's plan would raise money
by selling federal assets, such as
student loans, reducing the deficit
temporarily, he said.
learn about drug and alcohol abuse."
Koala Week is being co-sponsored
by Student Health Services, Student
Government, Inter-Fraternity Coun
cil, Panhellenic Council, Graduate
and Professional Student Federa
tion, Residence Hall Association,
Project1 Well, WGNCG 105 and the
Chaps Center. , '
The event was held last year as
1DRINC (standing for I drink
responsibly in North Carolina)
Week, Zorn said. The scope of the
week was increased this year, he said.
"We felt it was important to look
into other drugs as well."
"We hope itll become an annual
event at UNC," Zorn said.
Koala Week will kick off today
with a screening of the film "Cocaine
Blues," followed by a group discus
sion in the Union Auditorium at 8
p.m., Zorn said. Speakers in the
discussion will be former Cleveland
Browns head coach Sam Ratigliano
and former Pittsburgh Steelers
quarterback Joe Gilliam, he said.
"Blitz in the Pit" will be held on
Wednesday from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This will be a discussion between,
former football star Mercury Morris
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tims or their families. The first
death was reported in May 1981
from the adulterated rapeseed oil
intended for industrial use.
Although Bengoechea told an
investigating judge in 1981 he
knew the oil was destined for
human consumption, he told
Prosecutor Eduardo Fungairino
on Monday that he was aware of
it only after reports of deaths.
Compensation equivalent to
millions of dollars is demanded
for the deaths and for injuries to
Dollar's drop worries investors
NEW YORK A historic
plunge in the dollar's value put
a scare into bull markets around
the world Monday as investors
worried about an unrestrained
decline in the U.S. currency and
the outside chance of a trade war.
The prices of stocks and bonds
plunged in Tokyo, London and
New York in reaction to the
dollar's fall. The U.S. currency hit
its lowest point against the Jap
anese yen since modern exchange
rates were established in the late
1940s after World War II.
"It would be different than having
a tax, which would stay in effect year
to year and provide a continuous
help to reducing the deficit," Wilde
Chiles' proposal also calls for a
reduction in federal spending equal
to the tax increases.
Medicare costs, energy and envir
onmental programs and aid to
farmers would face cutbacks.
"It (Chiles' plan) asks everyone to
give a little bit to achieve its goals,"
and Drug Enforcement Agent Omar
Aleman, about what is going on in
drug enforcement and where it is
headed, Zorn said.
The forum will show the differing
views on drug enforcement held by
the two, Zorn said. "Mercury Morris
served a three-year prison term for
cocaine," he said. "Hell show more
of an !Ve been there' view."
The Koala Karnival will be held
on Thursday from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the Pit. It will include several
participatory booths like the koala
toss, koala darts and the koala drug
wheel of knowledge, designed to
educate students about drugs.
"Before participating in any of the
booths, you have to answer a drug
trivia question," Zorn said.
Also included in the Koala Kar
nival will be "convince a koala," a
panel of former UNC athletes who
will hear arguments about how to
"say no" from students.
G105 will very likely broadcast live
from the Pit during the Karnival,
may have effect
By REBECCA NESBIT
Rep. Joe Hackney has decided to
present an amendment to the
General Assembly that would make
it harder for UNC-System students
arrested in campus demonstrations
to escape prosecution in court.
On March 13, Orange-Chatham
District Attorney Carl Fox proposed
the amendment to Hackney, who
represents Orange and Chatham
If Fox's amendment is passed, the
number of UNC administrators who
have the authority to verify in court
that Fordham ordered student pro
testers to leave school property
would be expanded to include
Donald Boulton, vice chancellor for
student affairs; Fred Schroeder,
dean of students; Robert Sherman,
UNC director of security services;
and Maj. Charles Mauer, chief
security officer for University police.
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