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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 123
Wednesday, February 3, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
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Debbie Lockamy, a senior medical technology
major from Spivey's Corner, follows the railroad
By BRENDA CAMPBELL
Members of the parking advisory
committee will vote Thursday on a
proposal that would increase the cost
of parking permits as much as $125
and would eliminate the student
parking lot in front of Cobb Resi
If the committee approves the
proposal, it will be sent to Farris
Womack, vice chancellor of business
and finance, Chancellor Christopher
Fordham and the Board of Trustees
U.S. foreign policy
By JACKIE DOUGLAS
Michael Hunt, a UNC history
professor, delivered the first lecture
of the Great Decisions 8 world
issues series Tuesday night before a
packed audience of students, faculty
and community members in Hamil
Hunt spoke on "U.S. Foreign
Policy: Projecting U.S. Influence."
The lecture began with a discussion
of the goals of U.S. foreign policy
makers, and what kind of policy they
There are two myths about how
foreign policy should be conducted,
Hunt said. One myth, the belief in
the essential correctness of "Cold War
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tracks to her home in Carrboro after classes
Parking and traffic officials want
to increase the price of parking
permits to balance their budget, said
Brian Sipe, a student member of the
committee. The money from permit
sales will also help fund the construc
tion of a parking deck near Craige
Residence Hall, he said.
The proposal also suggests making
the parking lot in front of Cobb
Residence Hall a lot for faculty
members. Students who now park in
this lot would have to park along
policy ," could cause trouble if policy
makers chose to believe in it, he said.
"The era of the Cold War policy
was not a golden age of U.S. foreign
policy," Hunt said. "We were having
problems with our foreign policy and
the public became alarmed, which led
to sharp criticism of the policy
makers." The second myth is the belief that
America should be preoccupied with
the idea of "isolationism," Hunt said.
"After World War II, the United
States was afraid that isolationism
would triumph, so they fully
embraced the idea of internationalism
and made global commitments,"
Isolationist policy should not be
You can observe a lot just
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vote on raise in parking permit fees
Battle Lane and Raleigh Street
The Traffic and Parking Office
must raise the $12.2 million necessary
to build the parking deck, because
other departments within the Univer
sity have not supported the project,
Officials can also ask the N.C.
General Assembly for additional
funds to build the deck, Sipe said.
Officials should make parking
concerns a priority when they ask the
General Assembly for money to fund
the major concern of the United
States, he said.
"Foreign policy-makers need to
See SPEAKER page 5
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Officials say perspective may be skewed
By BARBARA LINN
The six-member team that com
piled a report on the strengths and
weaknesses of UNC-Chapel Hill may
not have had the proper perspective
on all the issues brought up in the
report, University officials said
There is concern that the Board of
Trustees does not have enough
authority "to ensure that Chapel
Hill's unique needs as a flagship
institution are met," the report read.
It also said the UNC-system president
has traditionally behaved as the chief
executive officer of Chapel Hill,
infringing on the role of the
The team that compiled the report
was composed of six educators with
backgrounds outside of UNC. They
interviewed 138' people, including
students, faculty members, adminis
trators and officials from other
Board of Governors member
James Danieley said the team
members don't understand some of
the issues as well as members of the
Faculty members agree
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
University faculty and administra
tion members expressed general
support Tuesday for an independent
University evaluation, although a few
questions were raised concerning
various aspects of the report.
The 107-page study, released Mon
day, will aid the Chancellor Search
Committee in finding a successor to
Chancellor Christopher Fordham,
who is stepping down in June.
George Kennedy, faculty chair
man, said he thought the audit
presented an accurate assessment of
"I think the report is right on
target," he said. "Other faculty
members have told me they agree."
The report observed problems and
made suggestions in several areas,
including specific faculty concerns
and academic programs.
Kennedy said he agreed with the
report's conclusion that "declining
salary levels, poor fringe benefits, and
capital improvements, Sipe said. The
University has not listed parking as
a problem in previous requests to the
legislature, he said.
"Right now, the traffic department
is barely keeping its head above
water," he said. "And now, they have
to raise this money."
Construction projects have forced
traffic officials to cut the number of
available parking spaces by about
1,000 in the last two years, Sipe said.
Next year, 469 spaces will not be
available due to construction of the
Insurance companies may appeal
commissioner's rate decrease
By CARRIE DOVE
Students now scraping up money
to pay their car insurance bills can
look forward to a reduction in their
rates if insurance companies do not
appeal Monday's decision to lower
them, insurance officials said
"North Carolina drivers are fairly
safe, and the total cost of damage that
the insurance companies must pay is
diminishing," said Ed Bristol, special
assistant to N.C. Insurance Commis
sioner Jim Long, who ordered the
Insurance rates for cars with both
the state-required comprehensive
liability insurance and collision
"The report offers a fresh point of
view and is helpful to us to see what
experts from the outside have to say,
but as for the level of knowledge, they
don't know more than those at
UNC," Danieley said.
The Board of Trustees has little
power when compared with the
Board of Governors, the report said.
The BOT controls the Chapel Hill
campus, and the BOG exercises
control over all 16 campuses in the
"While the strong and effective
contributions the trustees have made
in managing the endowments of the
University are recognized, many see
it to be little more than a board of
visitors, a rubber stamp of the
administration with little power to
cause change or influence the Board
of Governors," the report stated.
Danieley disagreed with the
"I'm not sure where they got their
information to form their perceptions
about the Board of Trustees and
low operational budgets" could
threaten faculty quality at the
"There have been repeated studies
about this," he said. "It's important
to keep the University at the level
weVe got it and not let it erode. There
is some danger of that."
The audit called UNC an "out
standing institution," but warned that
the school may be "falling behind
while coasting on its former glory."
But Kennedy said the report was
not totally accurate in its appraisal
of faculty morale, which it said was
undermined by salary differences and
lack of resources.
"They use the word 'malaise,' but
I wouldn't say that," Kennedy said.
He added, however, that "there are
some junior faculty members in the
humanities and the fine arts who
think they're not fairly compensated."
Traffic department officials hope
to displace these people to a new "P"
lot being constructed on Airport
Road, Sipe said. According to
traffic department officials, parking
permit prices at UNC are lower than
rates in other areas like Durham and
Raleigh, and a price increase would
make rates more comparable.
Sipe said administrators argued
that residents don't need to park their
cars near their residence halls when
they only drive three or four times
insurance will go down 3.9 percent,
while those with only the comprehen
sive insurance will have to pay almost
8 percent more, he said.
"Almost 70 percent of North
Carolinians have both types of
coverage and will see a rate decrease,"
Long ordered the decrease against
the recommendations of the N.C.
Rate Bureau, which represents the
state's insurance companies. The
bureau asked for a 3.5 percent
increase this year.
"There could be a negative impact
on the insurance companies," said
Charles Taylor, assistant manager of
But local insurance companies said
Board of Governors," he said.
Danieley, who had been a BOT
member at East Carolina University
for six years and was elected to the
BOG in 1983, said he has not
perceived the level of problems to be
as great as the report said.
"If the Board of Trustees had any
problems, then they would come to
the Board of Governors," he said.
"We will spend any desired amount
of time and effort to work out any
problems in the interest of the
But BOT Chairman Robert
Eubanks agreed with the report,
saying the trustees do not have much
The authority of the BOT needs
to be increased in some areas,
"We work with the faculty and
chancellor and those kinds of local
issues should be under our jurisdic
tion," he said. "The more authority
you have here, the more flexibility
you have. We have control over
admissions, but then they tell us we
can only have so many out-of-state
See OFFICIALS page 4
Brian Bailey, student body presi
dent and student representative on
the Chancellor Search Committee,
said he thought the report assessed
student attitudes fairly.
"They came across with a positive
image of the students, but at the same
time, they highlighted problems," he
said. "Itll force people to look at
Caroline Becker, president of
UNC's chapter of the American
Association of University Professors,
said she hoped the study will allow
the new chancellor to understand
"On the undergraduate level, the
faculty feel that salaries and fringe
benefits are just not competitive," she
The "uneven" quality of academic
programs throughout the University
was another problem, according to
The report cited the Division of
See FACULTY page 2
According to the proposal, con
verting the Cobb lot would ease the
crunch of lost space on North Cam
pus for University employees.
If the lot is converted, parking
officials would stop ticketing illegally
parked cars at 5 p.m. instead of 9
If the proposal is approved, park
ing officials would also raise parking
prices for special events from $3 to
$5, and reduce the number of spaces
allocated for the handicapped.
they are not worried about the new
Phil Pearsall, owner of Village
Insurance, Inc. in Chapel Hill, said
that the decision will be appealed and
probably never implemented.
"They always do appeal, and (the
rate increase) is not going to happen,"
said an insurance agent in Raleigh.
More than 140 insurance compan
ies are seeking licenses to operate in
North Carolina, which indicates a
very healthy market, Bristol said.
State law permits companies to
implement the requested increase
while appealing the commissioner's
ruling, but they must put the gained
See RATES page 5