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Coiimtee seeks frauds to widlee bypass
By SUSAN ODENKIRCHEN
The 15-501N.C. 54 Bypass will be
widened from two to four lanes with
a grass median if the N.C. Board of
Transportation' grants money
requested for the project.
The Transportation Advisory
Committee for Durham, Chapel Hill
and Carrboro has passed a resolution
requesting the funding, said Shirley
Marshall, member of the TAC.
The TACs preliminary plans also
include paths for bicycles and pedes
trians on both sides of the highway.
Special project engineers David
Modlin and Frank Vick said the
construction is scheduled to begin in
Charges filed in Franklin Street accident
By HUNTER LAMBETH
A collision on Franklin Street
Wednesday morning resulted in
charges filed against both drivers
involved in the accident.
Bennett, who became Secretary of
Education in 1985, said federal
spending on education is continually
This year $308 billion went to
education, double the amount spent
two decades ago. But increased
spending does not guarantee better
educational performance, he said.
Between 1963 and 1978, America
suffered the worst decline ever in
education, said Bennett, a former
chairman of the National Endow
ment for the Humanities and a former
president of the National Humanities
Center in the Research Triangle Park.
"We don't spend our way into
better performance," he said.
He said candidates should focus on
accountability assessing and eva
luating teacher performance as well
as student learning and performance.
Other educational priorities
include giving recognition to out
standing teachers, recruiting out
standing teachers, increasing funds
for federal programs to help disad
vantaged children and establishing
Boyer stressed the need of assisting
poor children in urban and rural
areas, and of rewarding deserving
teachers with merit programs. He said
striving for teacher excellence should
be a primary concern to everyone
because "we will have educated
people only to the extent that we have
excellence in the classroom.
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a pamphlet at the beginning of each
school year about all the courses
available to them as well as the
courses necessary for admission to a
junior or four-year college, Kuralt
"Most kids have what they need
to go to college," she said. "There was
no general uproar when the (admis
sion requirements) were raised.
"Many students had the require
ments to begin with, so not many
people really cared."
The new committee will survey the
same 101 public high schools as the
first survey, asking principals and
guidance counselors what they have
done in the past year to inform
students of the new standards.
The survey will also determine the
availability of the required courses in
the high schools.
Neal, also a board member, said
the committee hopes to begin the
survey by the end of next week and
to submit a report during the board
of education's November meeting.
At that time, the committee will
recommend how students should be
prepared for admission to the UNC
"The data may suggest that we've
done everything we can," Neal said
"What we want to find out is: cDo
we need to do anything differently?' "
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"Under ideal conditions the esti
mated completion date would be
fiscal year 1991, but it's hard to
determine because of funding and
weather conditions, Modlin said.
The TAC wants to expand the
bypass so that it can accommodate
more travelers in the future, Vick
The bypass expansion should also
alleviate traffic on other roads, he
"Any improvement of the bypass
would be of help, and we would prefer
traffic use the bypass as opposed to
the other roads," Johnson said.
The TAC has requested more
The driver of a Plymouth station
wagon traveling west on Franklin
Street toward Columbia Street was
charged with failing to yield the right-of-way
to the driver of a motorcycle
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"An incompetent teacher is worse
than an incompetent surgeon because
a surgeon can only cut up one person
at a time," he said.
Teachers salaries have risen to an
average of about $25,000 a year, but
that doesn't mean college graduates
will flock into teaching, Boyer said.
Since there are no opportunities for
promotions in teaching jobs, the
profession cannot attract the quality
and number of people it needs, he
The state and local levels of
government have inititated a crusade
on education reform in the last five
years, Boyer said. The states are doing
their part to improve education, and
now the federal government needs to
improve its act, he said.
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money for the bypass because con
struction expenses have gone up and
the committee would like to.imprpve
the interchanges, Marshall said.
"The main problem we need the
money for is for widening the inter
changes," she said.
Edison Johnson, a DOT planning
coordinator for the Orange County
area, said, "The money is at the
discretion of the Board of Transpor
tation, and it is their decision how
much money we receive."
Marshall said the Board of Trans
portation allots all the money, which
comes from sources such as the
federal government,- highway taxes
and gas taxes.
The driver of the Harley Davidson
motorcycle, Jefferson Lee Ivey, 25,
was charged with not maintaining a
safe speed. He was injured as Robert
Smith Howell, 23, failed to yield the
right-of-way when attempting to
make a left turn into an alley beside
the Carolina Coffee Shop.
Ivey was treated and released at
N.C. Memorial Hospital for minor
injuries. He is not a UNC student. 5
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The Daily Tar Heel office, 104
Union, by noon one day before
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"The Board of Transportation puts
out a plan every year, and every year
there is less money and more needs,
so it is hard to balance the two,"
Vick said the committee will receive
the environmental impact document
on the roadway and plans to approve
it by mid-October.
"We will then circulate the docu
ment for comment and hold a public
hearing, and after analyzing what the
public opinion is, we will put out a
final environmental document," Vick
The final environmental document
is expected to be completed in
December, Vick said.
Howell, who is enrolled in the UNC
evening college, was uninjured. The
station wagon he was driving was
owned by University Florist Inc. of
In a Chapel Hill Police Depart
ment report, officer Caprice Mellon
indicated that the collision caused
about $3,300 of damage to Ivey's
motorcycle. Damage to the station
wagon was estimated at $1,100.
6 p.m. Korean Student Associ
ation is having its
dinner for all interested
students at South
Square Mall. Rides will
be provided from the
Union at 6 p.m.
11 a.m. UNC Gaining Club will
The Daily Tar
By CHARLA PRICE
For the next three weeks, stu
dents who want a voice in Chapel
Hill's town government will have
a chance to register to vote.
Starting today and continuing
through Oct. 5, Student Govern
ment and the Orange County
Board of Elections will conduct a
voter registration drive on cam
pus. The drive begins today during
the presidential forum in the Smith
Tentative registration locations
are in the Pit from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. daily and in Chase Hall from
6 to 8 p.m. daily. Students will also
visit residence halls to encourage
John Edwards, co-chairman of
the Student Government Registra
tion Project, said he hopes to
register 2,000-3,000 students dur
ing the drive, as long as the Orange
County Board of Elections
releases enough registration
"I believe it is very important
meet in Union 210 for
open gaming until 5
6:30 p.m. Black Women United
will hold a general meet
ing in Upendo, South
Campus Union. New
7:30 p.m. Moravian Student Fel
lowship will meet in
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to have a strong student voter
registration," Edwards said. "I find
it funny that many students com
plain about local and campus'
issues, yet many of these students
are not registered to vote."
The program, which began in!
spring 1986, wasn't successful at:
first, he said, because students
were not sworn in as registrars and
could not be used to register other
students. Organizers had trouble
getting Orange County registrars
on-campus to register students.
Last fall 10 student registrars
were approved on a trial basis so '
that students could run the reg
istration drive themselves. In that
drive, 1,000 students were
This year 13 student registrars
were sworn in by officials from the
Students who want to register
need a picture ID and proof of
their Orange County residence,
such as a purple registration card
for the fall semester or a letter sent
to their school address.
before they are to run in the DTH.
PlayMakers Repertory Company
1987-88 season tickets are now
available. Call the box office at 962
1 121 for more information.
Health Professions Advising
Office will offer workshops to
improve interviewing skills. Sign up
at the bulletin board outside the
Health Professions Advising Office
on 2nd floor Steele.
The Executive Branch of Student
Government is sponsoring Student
Awareness Day on Monday, Sept.
14, from 1 1 a.m. 4 p.m. in Great
Hall to give students an opportunity
to get acquainted with campus
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