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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
: Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 50
Wednesday, September 9, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By HELEN JONES
Professors will decide individually
whether to penalize students who
miss class to attend Friday's presiden
tial forum at the Smith Center,
according to a University administra
tion statement released Tuesday.
Administrators encourage students
to attend the forum if their class
schedules permit it, the statement
said, but they will not cancel classes
or guarantee that students who miss
class will not be penalized.
The forum, entitled "Education
'88," is sponsored by the UNC system.
Seven Democratic presidential
candidates are scheduled to discuss
educational issues from 9:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m., and two Republicans will
speak on the same topic from 1:30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The daytime hours were planned
to attract the most candidates and
allow enough time for the forum, said
Wyndham Robertson, UNC-system
vice president of communications.
Robertson said she also hopes the
daytime schedule will attract evening
news coverage, creating nationwide
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Committee to study street exteesiomi
By NICKI WEISENSEE
The Pittsboro Street Extension will
become a reality if the joint
University-Town 4 Committee
endorses it in" January, but .
construction will be at least five years
down the road.
The proposed three-lane, south
bound Pittsboro Street would extend
through Little Fraternity Court, past
Granville Towers and Central Carol
ina Bank, across Franklin and
Rosemary streets and merge with
"If (the committee) is for it, then
I think that's the way the town will
go," said Mayor Jim Wallace. "We
will give their position the utmost
consideration, and if it's a defensible
one, then we will probably go with
The joint committee was formed
last July to study the Thoroughfare
Plan and will report its conclusions
to Chancellor Christopher Fordham
and Mayor Jim Wallace on Jan. 4,
The committee has no position on
the extension issue yet, according to
committee chairman John Sanders,
director of the UNC Institute Of
But last week Sanders said he
thought the extension was one reas
onable way to handle traffic on the
west side of campus.
UNC student to testify before U.N, panel
By SMITHSON MILLS
A UNC student will testify Friday
before the United Nations Special
Committee Against Apartheid in
New York City.
Dale McKinley, a political science
graduate student, will speak about
anti-apartheid efforts on U.S. college
campuses along with 24 other student
activists from around the country.
McKinley has been active for
several years in the fight for divest
ment of UNC funds from businesses
operating in South Africa.
About 10 members of the campus
We've been called a
Marxist, neo-hippie; limp-wristed,
terrorist-supporting horde of
pseudo-journalists. Among other
The Daily Tar Heel is looking
for new staff writers and copy
editors. A meeting for interested
students will be held today at 5
p.m. in Rooms 208 and 209 of the
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"If (the committee) is for (the extension), then I think
that's the way the town will go. We will give their
position the utmost consideration, and if it 's a defensible
one, then we will probably go with it. "
Mayor Jim Wallace
"If the University-Town Commit
tee comes out in favor (of the
extension), then it greatly increases
the chances of it happening," said
town council member Julie Andresen.
The completion of Interstate 40 by
1989 will double the current amount
of traffic on Airport Road by the year
2000, said Chapel Hill Transporta
tion Planner David Bonk.
1-40 will meet Airport Road north
of Weaver Dairy Road and feed
traffic onto Columbia and Pittsboro
Bonk said he has considered alter
natives to extending Pittsboro Street,
but has concluded that it is the best
"North Carolina Memorial Hospi
tal has also complained because their
ambulances are getting caught in the
congestion on Columbia Street
between Cameron Avenue and
Rosemary Street," Bonk said. "The
Pittsboro Street Extension would
significantly reduce the travel time for
group, Action Against Apartheid, are
expected to attend the meeting in New
York. This will be the second year
that students have testified on apar
theid before the U.N.
On Saturday, the students will
attend a nationwide conference on
anti-apartheid student activism at the
Borough of Manhattan Community
The weekend events are being
organized by the U.N. and the
American Committee on Africa
(ACOF), a national organization
based in New York.
McKinley said he thought the
Editor's note: This is the first of
two articles examining UNC's alcohol
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Sophomores and freshmen at UNC
can only listen when upperclassmen
tell tales of keg parties and open
drinking in dormitory lounges.
TheyH never have their own to tell.
More than a year has passed since
North Carolina changed the state
drinking age from 19 to 21 and UNC
instituted a stricter campus drinking
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A common complaint by towns
people and town council members
has been that the extension will bring
even more traffic through the center
"It's not a question of us choosing
to bring traffic through town," Bonk
said. "The traffic's already there. It's
a question of how to manage it."
Construction costs of the project
"re estimated at about $500,000, but
the cost of buying the properties in
the path of the extension would be
several times that amount, said town
engineer George Small.
Bonk said the process of acquiring
the properties which include the
fraternity houses would be the
lengthiest part of the project because
it would require condemning the
properties if the owners reiuse to sell.
"The earliest this project could
happen is five years," he said.
Presently, town council members
R.D. Smith, Bill Thorpe, Julie
Andresen, Nancy Preston and Arthur
Werner oppose the extension. Mayor
events would give positive exposure
to the divestment issue.
"What we're doing about divest
ment at UNC will get wider recog
nition, and activists from all over will
get an opportunity to find out what's
happening in different parts of the
country," he said.
The U.N. Special Committee
Against Apartheid gives recommen
dations to the U.N. General Assem
bly, ACOF member Josh Nessen said
The General Assembly has
endorsed sanctions against South
Africa, but the United States, France,
In recent interviews, administra
tors and Department of University
Housing officials agreed that the
policy is working as well as can be
The policy has no major flaws, they
said, and no changes will be made
in it as long as the state drinking age
The on-campus alcohol policy took
effect at the beginning of the fall 1986
semester, said Collin Rustin, asso
ciate director of University Housing.
Under the policy, he said, no
drinking is allowed in residence halls,
with the exception of students 21
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
The United States and the Soviet
Union are like two elephants in a
bathtub, shoving the rest of the world
out, Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D
Colo., told more than 100 people in
the Student Union Tuesday.
Because the Reagan administra
tion and the Soviets turr down
outside arms control proposals too
quickly, they don't give negotiations
a chance, Schroeder said in a speech
sponsored by the UNC Young Demo
crats. Arms control should be bilat
eral, not unilateral, she said.
Schroeder, who is considering
seeking the Democratic presidential
nomination, said the United States
should continue with a "if you stop,
well stop" policy toward such issues
as underground nuclear testing and
arms testing in space, both of which
Schroeder said she will announce
her decision on a bid for the presi
dential nomination by the end of
"Looking seriously at the race,
there's an awful lot that's not being
Jim Wallace and town council
members David Godschalk and
Jonathon Howes support the exten
sion, but only if another alternative
cannot be found. Town council
member David Pasquini could not be
reached for comment.
"I hate to see it happen," said
Mayor Jim Wallace, "but if there's
no way out, we have to acquiesce."
The N.C. Department of Transpor
tation, which would fund the majority
of the project, would support the
town's final decision.
"We think (the extension) is a darn
good idea to plan for," said DOT
Thoroughfare Planner Ed Johnson.
"But we're certainly willing to accept
the town opinion as to when it should
Students should be able to take an
active role in the town's decision
making process, said UNC Student
Body President Brian Bailey.
"The way to do that is for students
to register to vote and to let the town
council members know how we feel,"
he said. "How can we expect the town
council to respond to our needs when
we don't let them know how we feel?"
Four town coun.il positions and
the position of mayor are open for
the Nov. 3 elections.
A public meeting on the Pittsboro
Street Extension will be held Sept.
30 at 7:30 p.m. at Culbreth Grey
Junior High School.
and Britain vetoed sanction measures
in the past.
"The U.S. has pushed for sanctions
against Iran, Libya, and other vio
lators of human rights, but vetoes
sanctions against South Africa,"
Nessen said. "That is hypocritical."
Efforts to divest collegiate money
from South Africa have been going
on nationally for over a decade.
According to ACOF figures from
October 1985, 63 U.S. colleges had
at least partially divested at that time,
withdrawing more than $346 million
from businesses operating in South
policy is effective, officials say
years and older, who may drink in
their rooms and in certain specified
areas. Also under the policy, dorm
dues collected from residents can no
longer be used to buy alcohol.
Frederic Schroeder, dean of stu
dents, said the drinking policy was
created by a joint student
administration committee formed in
The major factor in forming the
policy was to comply with state law,
Schroeder said. "We always have to
comply with a state-wide law,
Whether it be a traffic law or an
alcohol law," he said. .
addressed that's critical for this
generation and the 21st century,"
Schroeder said. "The next president
who's sworn in is at the threshold of
Schroeder spoke on an array of
topics, including education, family
policy, the defense budget, environ
mental concerns, nuclear waste,
foreign policy, and negotiatior" with
the Soviet Union.
"These are the kinds of things that
are driving me nuts ... If I say I'm
too busy to talk about it, then I'm
part of the problem," she said.
Schroeder said she is concerned
with the military burden carried by
the United States and the need for
U.S. allies to share the defense costs.
"We're competing 100 percent
against the Soviet Union and 100
percent in trade with our allies," she
said. How do you compete 200
Free trade needs to be reciprocal
and fair, she said. Developed coun
tries whose interests are protected by
the United States should pay some
of the costs, she said, citing the
current Persian Gulf situation.
Rustin said the drinking policy has
worked well so far. "There is now less
damage, less noise and simply a lot
less problems (at dorms)," he said.
The policy has been beneficial to
students in other ways, Rustin said.
Because residence hall parties no
longer feature alcohol, students who
don't want to drink feel less pressure
to do so, he said. ,
"I think most students are glad not
to have to deal with it," he said. "The
dorms are primarily freshmen and
sophomores, and I think it's good that
they don't have to see continuous
chances to drink if they don't want
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Trick or treat?
Proving that the annual Lewis streak is alive and well, about 50 men
romped in the nude across Olde Campus last night
Schroeder also expressed her
concern for family issues.
"We're the only country where you
can fire someone for having a baby,"
she said. "If we're going to move into
the 21st century, we'd better start
standing up for each other."
On other issues, Shroeder said:
H Acqui.cd Immune Deficiency
Syndrome should be treated as a
serious epidemic, and the U.S. should
be funding research to try to find a
a low teacher salaries are the top
problem in education today;
H she opposes prayer in schools
and supports the faching of evolu
B the United States can curtail the
spread of communism by fighting
hunger in countries "ulnerable to
the iswje of funds for drug and
alcohol abuse counseling needs to be
addressed. To simply tell someone to
"just say no" isn't enough, she said,
and the cycle of abuse needs to be
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The money which dorm govern
ments once used to buy alcohol is now
used to purchase non-alcoholic bev
erages and other legal party goods,
Schroeder agreed that the policy
has worked "reasonably well" so far.
"It's pretty well in place now," he said.
"I think it's a sound policy."
Administrators said they couldn't
estimate how the policy has affected
attendance at residence hall func
tions, since students handle social
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