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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 29, 1987, Page 5, Image 5

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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, October 29, 19875 CMpel Mill recevfis. state 1Emp$ By SUSAN ODENKIRCHEN Staff Writer 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 of Transportation. 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 DOT. 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 that amount. 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 street miles. Chapel Hill received $120,684 for about 106 miles of non-state system street miles and $606,192 for 37,242 residents. 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 134 cents. "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 Ethics co requeste e or town officials By SUSAN KAUFFMAN Staff Writer 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 integrity." Wegner said she would take Till's comments as a general request that all municipalities should address. Pharmacy 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." .- , ".'.: ri O WLfWuiJCs Gm(3()QDW A7 )lmjL). (Mr Mb Ok To)nnn(o I immir Lai n Lj Vb i .- c OuQ 0OjlD WmmkWm htiWfeft Suite savirgs will lie more than sweet dreams! 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"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 V -4 mW ft -S - t . 1 Hi in I mi .-:-:?SSSsK:t: SSSSSS::-: mm o (3 3 lss r ' . 1 I if : I i Hi s ll WmJuGlfjuu Westgate Drive at WESTGATE SHOPPING PbZA Chapel Hill Boulevard n c 0 V 1 spring semester. p ff.

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