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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, October 29, 19875
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By SUSAN ODENKIRCHEN
Motorists in Chapel Hill might
notice fewer bumps in the roads this
year after the town has received
$726,877 from the N.C. Department
The DOT distributed $63.8 million
in street aid to 470 cities across North
Carolina. This aid, called Powell Bill
funds, was allotted to state cities and
towns this month for the building and
maintenance of streets not included
in the state highway system, said
Yvette Ruffin, spokeswoman for the
Chapel Hill's allocation is $123,021
more than the amount received last
year, Ruffin said.
Street aid to Chapel Hill is com?
parable to the total allotted to Cary.
Greensboro received $3,809,083,
while Charlotte received almost twice
The funds are distributed accord-
ing to a formula: 75 percent is
' allocated on the basis of city pop
. ulation and the remaining 25 percent
on the basis of total non-state system
Chapel Hill received $120,684 for
about 106 miles of non-state system
street miles and $606,192 for 37,242
The 1986 General Assembly
adopted a portion of Gov. Jim
Martin's "Roads to the Future"
program that has increased the tax
on gas from VA cents per gallon to
"The money comes from the i tie's Chapel Hill only for the maintenance,
share of the tax on gas," said R Tin. repair and occasional construction of
"When consumers buy gas, th e is local and non-state streets, said Jim
a tax built into the price, and thqtate Baker, finance director for the town,
gets a share of this money." i "Our street budget this year is $ 1 .25
The Powell Bill funding is usi in million, and the Powell Bill money
By SUSAN KAUFFMAN
A Carrboro resident formally
petitioned the Carrboro Board of
Aldermen Tuesday to establish a code
of ethics for elected town officials.
"When rumors and suspicions take
over, citizens begin to doubt that
official decisions are fair and for the
public good," said John Till, who
read to the board from a letter.
He implied in his prepared state
ments that town officials are the
subjects of gossip.
The board members appeared
surprised by the request and probed
Till for more information, but Mayor
Jim Porto recommended that his
suggestion be included in the agenda
for a retreat that board members will
take in January.
" Alderman Tom ' Garganus asked
Till why he made the request at that
time and whether he represented a
group. Till said he was speaking for
himself and that perhaps election time
was not the best time to make such
a request. Several board members are
seeking another term in the Nov. 3
Carrboro town elections.
Porto asked Till if he was making
specific charges with his petition or
had a specific incident in mind. Till
said he would prefer not to answer
at that time.
Alderman Judith Wegner cau
tioned Till against making "outrage
ous allegations without foundation
which impugn people's dignity and
Wegner said she would take Till's
comments as a general request that
all municipalities should address.
will only cover part of this budget," roads with a mat and seal treatment
Baker said. "We do not exactly at the expense of residents. The town
identify what particular road used will not use any of the Powell Bill
Powell Bill funding for this reason." funding for this project, said Tommy
The Chapel Hill Town Council Tapp, street superintendent for
voted this week to pave local dirt Chapel Hill.
"They only have to pay for the mat ;.
and seal treatment on the roads one
time," he said. "Powell Bill funding :
will most likely be used for the
maintenance of these roads in a lew
years." .- , ".'.:
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The School of Pharmacy has
established a practitioner-in-
residence Droeram at UNC with
funding from Glaxo Inc.
Dr. Fred Eckel, professor and
chairman of the Division of Phar
macy Practice at UNC, came up with
the idea for the program.
"I was concerned with undertaking
activities to help pharmacy students
better recognize career opportunities
by having a role model interact with
them in an informal way," Eckel said.
f The program is named in honor
of W.J. Smith, retired secretary of
the North Carolina Pharmaceutical
Association. Smith, a Chapel Hill
resident, held the office for 37 years.
"(Smith) was very active in the
North Carolina Pharmaceutical
Association," said Elizabeth Swarin-
gen, public relations associate for
Glaxo. "This is one way to recognize
him for all the contributions he made
to the industry."
Glaxo is funding the project
through an educational grant. The
company has allotted $5,000 per year
for the residence program.
"The program will give an added
dimension to career development for
practicing pharmacists," Swaringen
said. "Also, it will afford a broader,
educational experience for UNC
pharmacy students. They'll get
another perspective on the industry
by getting to meet with and talk to
the pharmacist m residence.
Each year, a committee of students
will choose an area of practice that
interests them,- and the pharmacy
school will then invite a leading
practitioner from that field to spend
three days on campus during the
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