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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 17, 19873
Oy SHEILA SIMMONS
Although exaitis are important,
students should keep them in pers
pective, a psychology graduate
student at the mental health depart
ment of Student Health Services said
Student visitations at the SHS
mental health department increase as
the examination period approaches,
said David Spano, a spokesperson
and psychology trainee for SHS.
"We see a lot more students
around this time of year because of
stress-related problems such as
coping with exams," he said.
"Students' personal problems are
ill introduced in N.C. Senate
By NEIL WATSON
A welfare reform bill introduced
in the N.C. Senate this week will help
alleviate some of Nolo Carolina's
major welfare problems, said the
bill's sponsor. Sen. Russell Walker,
The bill would abolish a restriction
that makes welfare available only to
single-parent families. Walker said.
North Carolina's welfare pro
grams tend to reinforce single-parent
households and penalize a two
parent household, said Dr. Philip
Cooke, a professor with the UNC
School of Social Work.
"In some cases, a couple would
even separate so as to make the wife
eligible for welfare payments,"
Walker said a second provision
would make it easier for the working
poor to receive Medicaid benefits.
Revised DTH budget
approved by committee
Dy BARBARA LINN
The Student Congress Finance
Committee voted unanimously
Thursday to approve a revised
version of The Daily Tar Heel
budget. The DTH submitted a
budget on April l which the com
According to the by-laws of the
DTH, the newspaper is automati
cally awarded 16 percent of student
fees, or about $75,000. The majority
, of the Daper's remaining funds come ,
- from advertising. -
The Daily Tar Heel Board of
Directors decides how to allocate the
funds, and the Finance Committee
I must approve those allocations.
The revised bud pet included three
major changes, following the sugges
' tions that Neil Riemann (Dist. 12,)
: Dl3t from Pas 1
: ing sanctions would make the (South
: African) government think twice
; about continuing the present system
of oppression," he said.
': Smock responded that he is
: opposed to the principles of sanc
' tions and divestment. "Only Social
ists would advocate disinvestment or
I The employment rate of blacks in
: South Africa is higher than in any
. other country on the African con
tinent, he said, and imposing sanc
tions would hurt blacks more than
"Most blacks vote with their feet
I every day by going to work," he said.
"Dale and his followers are not going
to suffer because of divestment and
McKinley said that a Gallup poll
of South African blacks taken less
than a year ago indicated that 73
percent of the people polled favored
'sanctions as a positive step against
When asked whether he thought
;the African National Congress
ANC) is supported by Communists,
Smock said he believes the organ
isation poses a Communist threat to
But McKinley said he disagreed
;with the premise of the question.
;"We always ask the question of is
this or that a Communist organiza
tion," he said. "Americans seem to
; think there's a Communist bogey
;man ready to go wherever capitalism
The ANC is only concerned with
overthrowing the apartheid system,
McKinley said. "What we are talking
about in South Africa is a struggle
against an inhumane system."4
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often aggravated by pressure to do
well on exams," Spano said. "Per
sonal problems often have to take
a back seat to exams during this time
Professors next week will receive
memos from Vice Chancellor
Donald Boulton reminding them
that exam periods can be a stressful
time for students.
The memos ask professors to be
alert to pressures ( students may be
experiencing, and to direct them to
various sources for help if they
suspect that students may need
advice on dealing with stress.
These sources include the Office
families on welfare
"If a parent on AFDC (Aid to
Families with Dependent Children)
gets a job, in the past he or she has
lost Medicaid benefits in direct
proportion to what he or she makes.
This reform allows people to con
tinue to work and have Medicaid
benefits for their children," Walker
The bill gives people on welfare
some incentive to work and attain
a higher, rate of pay rather than
encouraging them to remain unem
ployed, he said.
The third part of the bill addresses
teen-age mothers who are forced to
drop out of school to care for their
children, Walker said.
"We will furnish daycare and
transportation for their children if
they agree to go back to school and
get a diploma," Walker said.
Implementing the bill would cost
Finance Committee chairman, made
after the last DTH budget meeting.
The proposed increase in the
editor's salary was reduced from 233
percent to 50 percent. The proposed
increases in the salaries of the 1 1 desk
editors were reduced by 25 percen
tage points each, from a 50 percent
increase to a 25 percent increase.
The third change was to break
down money allocated in one cate
gory into several categories; so one
area of the budget -would not be
"I see it as a very fair comprom
ise," said Finance Committee
member Bobby Ferris (Dist. 14).
"They've put a good deal of work
into revising the budget."
Riemann said he was in full
support of the budget.
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keep exams mi proper -perspective
of Student Affairs, campus minis
tries, area directors and resident
Spano credited the added stress to
external pressures students receive
from family, friends and professors
to do well on exams. " -
Students also put a lot of pressure
on themselves to do well, he said.
"Exams are important, but they're
not the most important things in the
world," Spano said. "Students need
to try to do the best they can without
taking exams out of perspective."
Inability to concentrate, eating too
much or too little, insomnia and
constant sleeping are primary signals
of stress, Spano said.
about $2 million for North Carolina,
he said. But most of the money
would come' from the federal
In the long run, Walker said, he
hopes the bill would save the state
money by encouraging people to get
off the welfare rolls.
Patricia Sipp, a special assistant
to the dean of the UNC School of
Social Work, said the reforms would
help people to become self-sufficient.
Cooke said a big concern the bill
does not address is the level of
payments to welfare recipients.
"The current levels (in North
Carolina) are much below that of
other states and what is considered
the poverty level," he said.
Students who experience these
symptoms should not hesitate to find
someone to . talk to about their
stressful problems, he said.
Spano suggested that students
discuss their problems with counse
lors working at SHS or Nash Hall,
as well as family or friends.
Using a time management sche
dule may also help students cope
with stress by outlining what needs
to be done for exams.
Students should -also talk to
professors about academic prob
lems, Spano said.
"Students .hesitate to talk to
professors because they are afraifrTjf
appearing vulnerable to the profes
Ever wanna be a fire fighter?
Volunteers needed at the beach
By MARY PARADESES
Students dreaming of spending
the summer at the beach can have
an especially hot time if they take
up an offer from Wrightsville
Beach Fire Chief Everett Ward.
Ward has proposed a program
that will offer college students a
free place to live in a dormitory
setting in exchange for volunteer
fire-fighting services every third
"The program probably won't
be ready for approval until June,
although weVe had several offers
from students already," Ward
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sors," Spano said. Talking to pro
fessors may take some of the pressure
off students, he said.
Students who skip a lot of classes
during the spring to opt for outside
activities and extra sleep may find
themselves under more pressure than
students who regularly attend
classes, Spano said.
These students may feel guilty
about missing classes, or may feel
less confident about their studies, he
Spano said the degree of difficulty
in dealing with exams in the spring
is probably about the same as in the
Visitation records show that there
program will be involved in fire
related alarms and must be
trained in fire-fighting, driving
and operational skills. Ward said
he would review the experience
of the applicants to determine
how much training the students
"I'm looking for students
because they have the ability to
learn rapidly," Ward said. "We're
ideally looking for a young
person, ranging from 19 to 36
Ward said the students would
be able to attend school or hold
a job since the volunteer period
allowed sufficient time for other
are slightly more students who visit
the mental health department in the
fall than in the spring, Spano said.
But visitation between the two
semesters probably could not be
compared with each other, he said,
since students who attend the depart
ment more than once during a year
are not recorded aeain after thev
have visited in the fall.
Stress is also correlated with
depression, Spano said. Some stu
dents experiencing a lot of stress slip
into depression, he said.
The mental health department
treats students all year long for
depression, but visits increase
slightly during exam periods, he said.
"They only have to be available
in the firehouse every third night
from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m.," Ward
The students would live in the
fire station in their own individual
rooms. Ward said he expected to
have nine small bedrooms and
five large bedrooms. He also
plans to have a dayroom so
students will have ample space to
study in . a wholesome
Ward said the Wrightsville
Beach fire station handles about
47 alarms per year with four paid
employees and 17 volunteers.
Usually, the station is manned by
one person 24 hours a day.