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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 07, 1987, Page 2, Image 2

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2The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, October 7, 1987 Pols show Jacksoe kadio By MATT DIVENS Staff Writer As the South's Super Tuesday primaries draw closer, the Rev. Jesse Jackson continues to lead the Demo cratic presidential hopefuls in the polls and to grab headlines with unusual stunts, including a recent offer to referee the National Football League players' strike. In a poll by The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Jackson topped the presidential pack in nine of 12 Southern states and tied in Florida with Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. Some of Jackson's popularity stems from name recognition, but more support hails from his solid black following, said William Keech, a UNC professor of political science. "His appeal is deep and substantial, tate park By STACI COX Staff Writer North Carolina spends less per capita on maintaining and expanding its park system than any other state in the country, devoting only a fraction of each tax dollar to parks. The state spends 89 cents per capita on its state parks, while top-ranking Kentucky spends $12.84 per capita, said Phil McKnelly, Deputy Director of the N.C. Division of Parks and Services. Of the 52 state-run parks in North Carolina, only 32 have management staffs, usually consisting of no more than three people, McKnelly said. State parks are open a minimum of 60 hours a week with no more than -two people working at once, he said. S CommMeity colleges By SHARON KEBSCHULL Staff Writer As the typical student gets older, Southern community colleges are seeing a sharp decrease in full-time enrollment especially in black enrollment. Black enrollment does not meet desegregation goals set by the Civil Rights Act, according to a report from the U.S. House of Represen tatives Committtee on Government Operations. In North Carolina, the number of black students transferring into four year programs and receiving associate degrees from junior colleges has fallen short of the goals, the report said. Bt brings out the best in all of us! United Vlfay t f r.'.- -.- . TT but still fairly narrow," Keech said. Jackson's lead in the polls also shows his ability to make headlines and get publicity, Keech said. Jack son's offer to moderate the NFL players' strike will send more media his way, he said. White Southerners have divided their votes among the candidates, leaving the black voting bloc as the most powerful, Keech said. "YouVe got whites splintering their preferences among these people who don't have a lot of support," Keech said. Because Jackson's black suppor ters are generally liberal, Super Tuesday, intended to give Southern conservatives more clout in the Democratic Party, may backfire on its creators. Super Tuesday, which follows on system lacks development funds "Those three people are expected to maintain the parks, create educa tion programs for the public, manage park resources, patrol hunting grounds, and conduct search and rescue missions," McKnelly said. Minimal funding has persisted over the years, putting the development of N.C. parks far behind that of other states, McKnelly said. In order for the state to catch up, North Carolina would have to invest about $100 million, he said. Although N.C. parks are not in tip top shape, more than 7 million tourists visited the parks last year, McKnelly said. Several famous national attrac tions, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokey "This is not unique to North Carolina," said Mark Van Sciver, assistant director for public affairs for the N.C. Department of Community Colleges. "What we're seeing is older, working students coming back for training part-time." Van Sciver said that while black full-time enrollment fell 18.1 percent between 1976 and 1986, there was a 122 percent increase in part-time enrollment. "The composition of the student body is changing," he said. "The median age is 29.6 years, with over 55 percent female." There is an overall decrease in full time enrollment across the nation that agg VMfl MMMINBMiMlMHMBB tng tWaaMaWH r BgJ TMs Kfewspapeir WERE FIGHTING FOR VOURUFE WW- Chapel HIllj NoCo the heels of the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, is considered a key step to the presidential nomination. On Super Tuesday, 13 Southern states, including North Carolina, will hold primaries to determine each Democratic candidate's support and to assign 35-40 percent of the dele gates for the Democratic National Convention later in the year, said Pam Smith, press assistant for Jackson. "Just in terms of the delegate count, it's a very important day," Smith said. If Jackson wins the South, he probably still wont win the Demo cratic nomination, Keech said. But a win in the South would give Jackson more influence in the party, and this influence may make it difficult for another Democratic Mountains National Park, draw the tourists away from the state parks, he said. Kentucky parks and many parks in other states have a resort atmo sphere with lodges, golf courses and ski slopes, McKnelly said. Most of these parks charge fees to subsidize park maintainance, he said. N.C. parks do not have admission fees, and most of the parks remain undeveloped. Last session, the N.C. General Assembly passed the State Parks Act, mandating a system-wide, strategic plan to be enacted in 1988, McKnelly said. Under the act, the General Assembly must approve any new parks and appropriate enough money to acquire and operate the park, he seek to attract Macks can be attributed to economics, Van Sciver said. For every full-time student, there are now three part-time students, he said. In the 1985-86 school year, there were almost four white students to every non-white student enrolled. Ron Hilbert, coordinator of Eval uation and Research at Durham Technical Community College, said only 26 percent of students there are full-time, compared with 69 percent in 1976. The typical student is about 30, white, female, employed and married, he said. The trend nationwide has been for part-time enrollment, said Jim Palmer, director of research for the American Hoart Association w gflEHS nominee to unify the party, he said. Although Jackson has not received an answer from the NFL yet, Keech said the offer showed his knack for politics. "He's the guy who went over to Lebanon to free an American flier," he said. "He's a real political talent." Jackson has had success in getting opposite sides to sit down to hash out their disagreements, Smith said. "He has always had a concern for sports and fairness in sports, so this is consistent with what he stands for," Smith said. If Jackson wants to appear to be a peacemaker, volunteering to mediate the strike was a good move, said Phil Meyer, a UNC journalism professor. "If it's effective, it's nothing to laugh at," he said.. said. In the last two legislative sessions, Gov. Jim Martin has asked for additional state park funding but has not gotten it, said Martin's press secretary, Tim Pittman. "The Governor recognizes the needs of state parks, but limited funds have forced a choice between educa tion and the parks, and education is too critical to cut right now," Pittman said. The Division of Parks and Recrea tion will focus on maintaining the parks until more funds are available, McKnelly said. "We understand that schools out weigh parks' needs and dont expect to recover all at once," McKnelly said. American Association of Community Colleges. "As a matter of fact, we estimate that between now and 1992, the number of full-time students will decrease by about 10 percent, while part-time will increase by 7 percent," Palmer said. Palmer said the age of community college students is a large factor in these changes. Nationwide, the median age is now 24 and the average age is a little over 27. This changes the economic makeup of the student populations, he said. Minority figures overall have also increased. In 1984, there were 955,000 minority students, up from 760,000 in 1976, he said. The effort to reach the goals for non-white enrollment is ongoing, Van Sciver said. The community college system in North Carolina is under a consent decree with the Office of Civil Rights to increase minority enrol lment. But because this plan only addresses full-time enrollment, the figures may be misleading, he said. The trend for community colleges is for the full-time enrollment to increase when the unemployment rate rises, and because the rate around the Triangle is the lowest in the state, the decrease is not surprising, Hilbert said. "In a sense we're marketing to the special student," he said. "We're trying to meet the need there." He said that Durham Tech in the last few years has added a weekend college system, night classes and satellite campuses in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill. IJ3 jnJLJCSLjl o Grand Prise A Trip for () Two nishts in historic Williamsburg in first class accommodations spending money and one day passes to Busch Gardens, Must be present to win o Two tickets to the James Taylor concert and dinner at Spanks o Register to win FREE brunches and dinners at Spanks, lunches at Squid's o Birthday cake & balloons o Live entertainment Caitcr ninor & dlndy Church o Win FREE Spanks T-Shirts Travel Accommodations by Small World Travel 101 Ev Franklin St All Major Credit Cards More than 50 refugees die after boat sinks in Caribbean From Associated Press reports SANTO DOMINGO, Domin ican Republic A boat carrying refugees overturned and sank Tuesday in shark-infested waters off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, killing at least 50 people, authorities said. Authorities rescued 32 people,' who were treated at two hospitals for exposure from the sun and other injuries after the craft sank three miles off the coast as it was headed for Puerto Rico, police said. Eugenio Cabral, head of the Civil Defense in the Dominican Republic, said "there are many dead, more than 50." Cabral said he made the esti mated count while flying over the zone in a small plane. "I saw sharks eating the bodies of the people," Cabral said. Committee 9-5 against Bork WASHINGTON Judge Robert Bork's embattled nomina tion to the Supreme Court suf fered its worst setback yet as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 Tuesday to recommend his rejection, and a key Southern Democrat and a fifth Republican joined the opposition. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the committee chairman, said he didn't see "any reasonable pros pect that Judge Bork will be confirmed." Reagan insisted at the White House that he would not give up the fight. But his spokesman said "it's tough" to win now. And Tom Korologos, a lobbyist brought in by the White House for the Bork fight, said "I'm not kidding any body; I'm not sure it's over but we're in trouble." Some Democrats were openly urging Reagan to find a replace ment nominee. The Judiciary Committee rec ommended that the full Senate reject the nomination when it comes up for a vote, probably within two weeks. Senate OKs Iran import ban WASHINGTON Congress Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation slamming the door on all imports from Iran, with backers saying that while it may have little practical effect, Jim and Tammy Bakker set up phione-in service By AMY WINSLOW Staff Writer At the low, low price of $1.50 a call, the latest scoop on the Bakker saga is just a phone call away. In an effort to tell "their side of the story," Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, PTL notorieties, have opened the phone lines to the public with their 900-660-HOPE number. At a cost of $1.50 for the first minute and 35 cents for each addi tional minute, callers can get a prerecorded message on how Bakker, the former head of the PTL television ministry who lost his position amid a sex scandal, was "destroyed" by the PTL takeover. The messages run for two to three J o made possible Franklin St 967-2678 Accepted News in Brief such a ban would send a signal of outrage over Tehran's behavior in the Persian Gulf. The Senate voted 93-0 for a bill that would immediately ban all imports from Iran primarily oil unless President Reagan certi fies that the ban would harm U.S. interests. In that case, the presi dent could delay the effective date of the cutoff by up to six months. New FBI chief back in hospital WASHINGTON FBI Director-designate William Ses sions, suffering from a bleeding ulcer, suffered a relapse that sent him back to the hospital Tuesday and forced indefinite postpone ment of his swearing-in, FBI officials said. Sessions, a former federal judge, was hospitalized for observation and treatment in San Antonio, Texas, where he had returned after being released from the George Washington University Medical Center here last Saturday. "Judge Sessions is believed to have experienced more bleeding, which is not uncommon in these cases," Dr. Richard Rubio, Ses sions' private physician, was quoted in an FBI statement as saying. Protesters arrested in Tibet LHASA, Tibet About 60 people shouting the name of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled god king, marched Tuesday to a government office where armed Chinese security forces quickly arrested them, herded them into trucks and drove them away. The marchers, believed to be Buddhist monks in street clothes, did not resist arrest. About 2,000 bystanders made no attempt to help them or four monks who were arrested at about the same time in the Jokhang Temple square, where pro-independence protests last week left at least 14 people dead. The Chinese government has sent 1,000 armed police to Lhasa, capital of the remote Himalayan region of 2 million people, said a source in the local Public Security Bureau. minutes and are changed daily, said Fred Weiner, vice chairman of Phone Programs, the New York-based firm handling the phone-in service. "We're so glad we have the chance to chat with you today," said Tammy Faye Bakker in last Tuesday's message. Jim Bakker then revealed his version of how Jimmy Swaggart, who heads a competing television minis try, worked with the Rev. Jerry Falwell in "taking PTL away" from the Bakkers. Falwell took over as PTL head after the Bakker scandal but has said that he plans to resign in January. The phone message also promotes Tammy Faye's new record album, which Jim Bakker said also tells "their side." The Bakkers sign off with soap opera-like suspense, promising more revelations the next day. No figures are available yet on the number of calls that the Bakkers' messages have received, said Charlie DeNatale, vice-president of market ing for Phone Programs. The exact percentage of revenue that the Bakkers will receive is also not known at this time. But if callers are really persistent, they might catch the day that Tammy Faye reveals her sloppy joe recipe. For the Record The chart accompanying Mon day's article, "Town development, traffic congestion result in better business for bus system," incorrectly gave the number of passengers riding on Chapel Hill buses during January, February and March 1987. The number should riave been 615,785 rather than 15,785. The DTH regrets the error. 133 W Franklin Si Univartity Squara Chapal Hi NC ElBS"Jf,lEP:S0. SPECIAL Choose from 4 poses 12-24 24-$30 36-$36 3 Day Delivery call for an appointment

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