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2The Daily Tar HeelThursday, February 11, 1988
By LAURA SUMNER
It's been called the "$5 billion hula
hoop" the superconducting super
collider that N.C. Gov. Jim Martin
says the public "heartily supports."
On Tuesday, Martin heard from
those it will most directly affect.
The first public hearing to bring
together concerned residents and
"government officials met Tuesday in
Butner, a small city about 40 miles
north of Chapel Hill.
" North Carolina is one of seven
states under consideration for the
$5.3 billion, 53-mile ring under
ground facility, which will smash
protons into each other at high levels
of speed. Butner is the closest city
to the proposed site of the SSC.
" According to John Beach, editor
of the Oxford Public Ledger, the
By SUSAN ODENKIRCHEN
; After months of complaining,
highland Hills residents will no
longer have to get up hours before
glasses begin to catch a bus to
jcampus; increased bus service to the
jcomplex will begin on Feb. 22.
I "It's about time," said Highland
iHill resident Wendy White, a UNC
junior. "I'm tired of going to class
J wo hours before it starts."
I UNC junior Michael Levy said,
"The bus only runs about every two
:iours, so 1 have to get up at 9 a.m.
.jfor a noon class because the bus
Tomes so early. Since the next one
Indents rally to snapport officers'
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
' Students expressed support in a
rally Wednesday for UNC police
"officers who have filed grievances
against the department claiming
discrimination in promotion
" The rally was sponsored by the
ynti-Aparthe'id Support Group, and
kicked off a petition campaign calling
;for an effective grievance procedure
.for UNC employees.
: Group members said they initiated
,ihe petition campaign because the
grievance procedure was not followed
properly. Fourteen University police
officers filed grievances against the
police department last September.
Panamanian official .tells
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military leader, Gen. Manuel Anto
nio Noriega, provided military train
ing for U.S. -backed Nicaraguan
rebels alter he met twice in 1985 with
Lt. Col. Oliver North, a former top
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meeting was "essentially a confron
tation between those who 'have and
want' and those who 'have not and
"Generally, it's a question of the
people who are developers, (such as)
chamber of commerce people and the
citizens who are affected," Beach said.
"It defies the imagination of the
common man to have two things that
you can't see running around and
hitting each other. People just cant
Area residents were notified less
than five days before the meeting, and
many property owners didn't receive
notification because the government
used out-of-date information. Mark
Messura, state analyst with the Board
of Science and Technology, agreed
that poor communication started the
meeting off badly.
Mills to increase bus service
isn't until 12:30, it doesn't really leave
you much choice."
Carrboro transportation planner
James Dunlop said the owners of
Highland Hills have agreed to pay
for six more bus trips a day to the
The apartment owners have con
tributed $2,750 dollars, which is half
of the operating costs, Dunlop said.
The Urban Mass Transportation
Administration, a branch of the
Federal Department of Transporta
tion that supports mass transit, will
pay the remainder of the costs.
Transportation planners had
The grievances claimed that equal
opportunity and affirmative action
guidelines were not followed when
promotions were granted in June
No police officers attended the
rally, which began in the Pit at noon
and ended at the Department of
Employee Relations in Vance Hall.
Peter Rogers, a senior, said during
the rally, "The management of the
UNC police department is seriously
Promotions in June were based on
favoritism, not seniority, Rogers said.
Matthew Bewig, a graduate stu
dent and a member of AASG and
the UNC Labor Support Group, said
Panamanian intelligence official
North told Noriega in October
1985 that the Panamanian training
bases were needed because U.S. laws
at the time banned any direct U.S.
help for the rebels fighting Nicara
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"The property owners felt left out,"
Messura said. "We made a mistake
we were relying on tax information
from the county. Typically that's one
year or more behind; consequently,
many properties had changed hands."
In addition to concerns about the
effect the SSC would have on their
land, area residents questioned the
safety of it and its radioactive wastes.
The government says the radioactive
material produced would be about
7,650 cubic feet per year. While critics
say this is an unrealistic figure, Paul
Frampton, a physics professor and
an early supporter of the SSC, says
this figure is probably right.
"Much of the waste is produced
by the waste of protons hitting a
target; protons hitting protons pro
duces less (waste)," Frampton said.
"I think 8,000 (cubic feet) is the upper
thought bus service to the area
around the apartment complex was
adequate when they planned the
budget for this fiscal year, Dunlop
"Around August we were informed
that there would be some 700 under
graduates in that particular area,"
Dunlop said. "But there was no room
in the budget, and there wasn't much
we could do."
Dunlop said the main problem
with the service is that buses do not
travel to Highland Hills during large
gaps of times. The approximate time
gaps are 10:30-12:30 and 1:30-3 p.m.,
which are prime class-going hours.
he felt this issue affected both groups.
"Apartheid is not only in South
Africa, but it is also right here on
this campus," Bewig said. "Those in
power at this University want to
exploit, abuse and use blacks and
University administration and
Marriott food services discriminate
also, Bewig said.
"We reject 'cronyism,' racism and
sexism," he said. "When one person
is discriminated against, all of us lose
a bit of our freedom. We have a vision
of something better. We want a
tolerant, open University."
After the rally, about 20 students
marched to Vance Hall, where they
submitted a letter to the Department
subcommittee that Noriega helped train contras
. . .
guas leftist government, Jose Blan
don said through an interpreter.
Blandon, testifying under oath for
a second day, also repeated his
assertion that the CIA regularly sent
Noriega reports on the political
positions and personal lives of some
U.S. senators, including Sens. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C, and Edward
The CIA "categorically denied"
Blandon's statements on Tuesday,
but he refused on Wednesday to
change his story.
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of hundred cubic feet per year."
That's about the amount of waste
created by Duke Hospital per year,
One environmental group at the
meeting noted the large amount of
tritium that has been found in some
ditch water around the Fermi Lab in
Illinois. Experts say the Fermi Lab
is of essentially the same construction
as the SSC.
According to Frampton, the levels
of tritium are very low. "It's impor
tant to realize that nobody drinks that
water. It's ditch water normally just
used for cooling purposes."
Martin estimates the SSC would
bring about $270 million into the state
annually. It would also bring 4,500
jobs, 3,000 of which will be
"Undergraduates have quite differ
ent schedules from graduates and
staff, who basically operate on 8-5
p.m. schedules," Dunlop said. "So
gaps that were acceptable to previous
residents in the area were not appro
priate for the undergraduates."
Highland Hills resident manager
Sharon Madden said she has been
aware that the service was needed and
wanted to make the residents happy.
"Several residents came to me and
complained about the lack of bus
service," she said. "There are quite
a few students out here and we would
like to continue to cater to students."
of Employee Relations outlining the
student concern that the University
"has failed to provide its employees
with an effective grievance
Steve Bernholz, attorney for the
officers who filed grievances, said the
situation cannot be resolved fairly by
the University personnel department.
'The Employee Relations office
holds itself out to employees as being
the intermediary between employees
and the University and being basically
a neutral party in the process," he
said, "while in fact the Employee
Relations office is the University
and tends to give the appearance of
not being neutral."
the Senate Intelligence Committete
issued a statement saying he doubted
Blandon's allegation on the CIA
In testimony before the subcom
mittee Wednesday afternoon, a
Panamanian pilot, his features hid
den by a black hood, said Noriega
contracted in 1982 with Colombia's
Medellin narcotics cartel to protect
cocaine shipments flown into
Panama en route to the United States
Ihe cartel is said to be responsible
for 80 percent of the cocaine imported
into the United States
In the morning session.
testified that Noriega's first meeting
with North, a former National Secu
rity Council aide, occurred in June
1985 on a yacht near the Panamanian
city of Balboa. The second meeting
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South African troops bring
ousted leader back to power
From Associated Press reports
MMABATHO, South Africa
South African forces in
armored trucks and helicopters
entered the independent Bophu
thatswana homeland Wednesday
and restored its president to power
hours after his ouster led a home
land army coup.
Bophuthatswana is one of four
nominally independent black
homelands inside South Africa.
South Africa is the only nation
that recognizes them as
Opposition leaders accused
Bophuthatswana president Lucas
Mangope of corruption, election
fraud and human rights abuses.
Bophuthatswana, with foreign
investment, platinum mining and
the Sun City gambling resort, has
been considered the show piece of
South Africa's 10 homelands,
which are home to about half of
South Africa's 26 million blacks.
Mangope, leader of the Demo
cratic Party, has been in power for
10 years, since Bophuthatswana
was declared independent. '
State to close PLO's office
WASHINGTON The Jus
tice Department will close the
Palestine Liberation Organiza
tion's office in New York despite
reservations from some State
Department officials, congres
sional and other sources said
Attorney General Edwin Meese
has concluded that legislation
adopted by Congress last
December to close the mission was
binding even though its status
under international law is unclear,
the sources said.
Patrick Korten, a spokesman
for Meese, said the attorney
general left the door open for
consideration of legal challenges
to the closing. Korten said that
unless a challenge by the United
Nations was found to have validity
within U.S. laws, "we would
proceed with a shutdown."
USSR improves human rights
WASHINGTON The Soviet
government gave its people greater
freedom and showed more toler
ance toward dissenters in 1987, but
with an all-powerful secret police
still unchecked, there has been no
"dawn of democracy" in the
was at Noriega's office four months
Blandon said North sought Pan
amanian training bases for the
contras because North told Noriega
that U.S. law banned any direct
American sunnort for the mien-iliac
Norieea aereed. Blandon saiH and
the jmerrHla were trnineH at twn
Noriega later offered to send
Panamanian soldiers inside Nirara-
gua to conduct "terrorist sabotage"
against the Sandinistas, Blandon
said. North answered that he had no
authority to acceDt such an offer hut
would relay it to his bosses at the
National Security Council.
try to improve the quality of minority
input into the paper."
"Because of her experience, she
seemed to know of the best ways to
get minorities involved in working on
the paper," Perry said.
Lutes' idea for a column to discuss
racial issues is a good one, Perry said.
In the race for RHA president, the
BSM supports Cobb because
members think he has the most
experience in dealing with different
social situations, Perry said.
"He has a real good understanding
of life in the dorms," Hyman said.
"Since he is governor of Hinton
James he has had to deal with
minority issues, and this could help
him improve the situation."
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USSR, the State Department said
That finding was contained in
the State Department's annual
report on human rights around the
world. The 1,358-page study
covered 169 countries.
In its section on the Soviet
Union, the report said the changes
in the Soviet Union under the
leadership of General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev were "more
than cosmetic and less than
The report said that the Soviets
also announced moves to end the
"truly barbaric practice" of send
ing dissidents to psychiatric hos
pitals. There was also an increase
in emigration levels of ethnic
Germans, Armenians and Jews.
Despite the number of improve
ments in the USSR, the report said
that conditions at prisons and
forced labor camps may have
worsened during 1987.
Drug gang invades Georgia
ATLANTA One youth out
lined the word "Miami" on his
teeth in gold and diamonds.
Others wear Miami T-shirts,
jackets and hats to fk.unt their
status as Miami Boys, a loose-knit
band of drug dealers who have
brought their cocaine and violence
north to Atlanta.
"Georgia is sitting on top of a
volcano," said Jimmy Davis,
supervisor of drug enforcement for
the Georgia Bureau of Investiga
tion. "The South Florida Vice
Presidential Task Force has put
so much pressure on drug dealers
. . . they've branched out."
The Miami Boys once was a
formal gang that moved in recent
years to Atlanta's low-income
areas to sell drugs, said Lt. John
Woodward, commander of the
narcotics and vice unit of the
Atlanta Bureau of Police Services.
In addition to large amounts of
narcotics, Miami Boys have
changed Georgia's drug business
with their violent tactics. Uzis and
Soviet assault rifles frequently are
weapons of protection and aggres
sion, Woodward said.
Blandon told the Foreign Rela
tions panel that Noriega met in
December 1985 in Panama with
North's former boss at the Natonal
Security Council, Rear Adm. John
Noriega asserted last week that he
and Poindexter talked at that meeting
about plans for a U.S. invasion of
Nicaragua, but Blandon disputed
that. No such plans were discussed,
Both North and his former boss
at the National Security Council,
Rear Adm. John Poindexter, are
targets of an investigation by the
independent cousel in the Iran-contra
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The BSM endorses Geer for CAA
president because members feel she
is the most qualified for the job, Perry
"It is not because she is running
unopposed," he said. "She is the best
person on the campus for the job.
"She did a fine job last year and
already has many plans to improve
homecoming next year in ways that
would also include minorities," Perry
Hyman said he agrees.
"Carol has a good grasp of how
to attract a wider group of students "
he said. "Through the year she came
to us for help and she also offered
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