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The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, March 23, 19883
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outlined to council
Dy REBECCA NESBIT
The Chapel Hill Human Services
Advisory Board has received pro
posals from 1 1 human service agen
cies requesting money for programs
they hope to conduct in the upcoming
year, Human Services Coordinator
Olga Acosta said.
Each year the Human Services
Advisory Board gives the town
council a needs report, outlining its
efforts in assessing, reviewing and
evaluating human services needs in
Chapel Hill, Acosta said.
The board identified five areas of
concern for the Town of Chapel Hill
this year. These include town
University cooperation and services
for children, youths, women, the
economically disadvantaged and the
Al Mebane, chairman of the
Human Services Advisory Board,
said after the board presents its needs
report to the town council, it adver
tises for agencies to submit proposals
which would help meet these human
The board assesses, reviews and
evaluates the proposals and then
makes recommendations to the coun
cil about which agencies should be
paid for their activities and how much
they should be paid, Mebane said.
The advisory board bases its
decisions on the percentage of an
agency's budget being requested, the
board's assessment of the agency's
ability to perform its task and how
that task meets the board's assessed
needs, Mebane said.
"But we are strictly an advisory
board," he said. "We make recom
mendations to the council and they
make their own decisions."
When agreements are formed
between the town and the various
agencies, it is understood that the
agencies will be reimbursed for their
activities, not paid in advance.
"It is a performance contract,"
Mebane said. "For instance, if you
do so-and-so, we will give you so-and-so."
The Dispute Settlement Center,
located on Weaver Street in Carr
boro, is one of the agencies requesting
funds from the board.
Center director Claire Miller said
the center needs money to continue
previous programs and start three
new ones. The new programs are
those working with youth, public
dispute and community penalties, she
Miller said she felt confident the
community penalties program could
get funding. This program would
divert non-violent felons from prison
into rehabilitation through education
The Dispute Settlement Center
requested $5,000 last year, but this
year they are requesting $6,000,
Miller said. "Because we have three
new programs, we will need slightly
more money than last year," Miller
The Dispute Settlement Center has
received support from the town for
about the last six or seven years,
"I hope the agencies that have
gotten support in the past will
continue to receive that support," she
said. "I hope all the agencies that
requested money will get what they
need to help the Chapel Hill citizens."
D5cyQims f ireedom ion Sooth CCorea
The emergence of a liberated
government in South Korea
depends heavily on the United
States, but South Korea's impor
tance to U.S. security and economy
should not be underestimated,
Donald MacDonald, professor of
Korean studies at Georgetown
University, told about 150 people
"We still think of ourselves as
being independent of the rest of the
world," said MacDonald, a former
head of Korean affairs for the State
Department. "Interdependence has
become a necessity."
The Soviet Union, China and
Japan were constantly fighting to
control Korea from the 19th cen
tury until World War II, he said.
By the end of World War II, the
United States had a responsibility
to re-establish Korean freedom, he
"Once the war was over, there
was Korea, and somebody had to
do something abut it," MacDonald
said. "But we forgot to make a
This lack of planning led to the
division of Korea along the 38th
parallel in Soviet-American
"The problem with negotiations
was that everybody hated every
body," MacDonald said. "Russians
hated Americans, Americans hated
Russians and Koreans hated
oppression. The Koreans lost."
Finally, after 30,000 U.S. sold
iers and four million Koreans died,
the war confirmed the 38th parallel
boundary over which the war had
"No peace treaty was ever signed
there," MacDonald said. "The
whole thing is in a state of sus
From that time until the late
1960s, when it took off, the United
States supported the South Korean
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Donald MacDonald discusses the importance of United States' link to South Korea
economy, he said. South Korea has
four to five times the gross national
product of North Korea, with only
the twice the population.
Internal political turmoil, a
result of an authoritarian tradition,
is South Korea's latest problem, he
said. Most of the citizens pushing
for greater freedom are younger,
with most protests starting on
college campuses, he said.
"The South Koreans are becom
ing very well-educated, and the
greater their education, the more
they desire freedom."
In South Korea 100 percent of
those eligible attend grade school,
90 percent attend junior high and
90 percent of junior high graduates
attend high school, MacDonald
said. Of 40 million people, 1.5
million attend college, too many
for the South Korean economy.
"College graduates who couldn't
get decent jobs were causing so
many problems that the govern
ment required the universities to
fail 20 percent of their students."
College protests stemming from
these restrictions have been suc
cessful, spilling over into the
general public and leading to the
establishment of direct presidential
elections, MacDonald said. But
because the opposition to the
government ran two candidates,
they split the vote, and the govern
ment retained power, he said.
County fooaird scraps land plan for 'greeoways' trail project
By AMY GRUBBS
A $1 million greenways construc
tion project has been deleted from the
Orange County Recreation and
Parks Master Plan because officials
say it was causing too much
Orange County Board of Commis
sioners Chairwoman Shirley Mar
shall said the greenways project
would reserve land for walking and
bicycling trails in rural Orange
The public showed massive con
cern about the project at the public
hearing, but due to the rhetoric in
the presentation of the project, people
got confused about its purpose, she
The presentation at the hearing was
sponsored by the Orange County
Recreation and Parks Department,
Regulations in the plan stated that
land would not be taken for the
project until it was necessary, but
there were some misunderstandings
and misrepresentations at the hear
ing, and the board of commissioners
could not get to other items on the
agenda, Marshall said.
Marianne Black, director of the
Orange County Recreation and
Parks Department, said, "Somehow
during the hearings, many citizens
thought the plan was going to begin
tomorrow, but the plan is for the next
Marshall said another problem
causing confusion was that the
project did not give enough specific
information. Next time the issue is
brought up, the board will have to
specify more clearly exactly which
tracts of land will be used, she said.
"It seemed the better part of
wisdom to get on with business,"
Strikers continue efforts to oust Noriega
Marshall said. "No one opposed (the
deletion of the greenways program
from the budget) because of the
problem of communication."
The board of commissioners voted
unanimously to remove the item from
Black said she looks forward to
getting on with other items on the
agenda such as pools and parks.
"I understand why it was deleted
and I'm pleased about the commis
sioners' decision," she said. "This is
what good planning is all about. We
are now moving on, despite the
The county clerk's office said the
total portion of the proposed budget
for parks and recreation management
and improvement is $22.1 million.
The entire proposed Capital
Improvements Budget is about $55
In theory, the new budget should
be passed by July 1, the clerk's office
From Associated Press reports
PANAMA CITY, Panama
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega's
opponents scorned what they called
a cynical offer to negotiate his
resignation and kept Panama shut
down Tuesday with a general strike
intended to force him out.
An estimated 90 percent of offices
and industries were shut down by the
strike, which appeared to be gaining
support on its second day. Most
shops were closed, public transpor
tation was halted and many govern
ment employees did not go to wrok.
Panama is out of cash because of
pressure from the United States to
force the ouster of Noriega, who is
the real power in Panama as com
mander of its 15,000 soldiers and
police. The U.S. dollar is the national
currency, and the supply has been cut
Most government workers were
paid only $75 of their mid-month
wages last week, and the $33 million
end-of-the-month payroll for the
130,000 public employees probably
won't be met. Pension checks due
Wednesday have been delayed until
at least March 28.
Hunger is spreading among
workers as well as the poor, unem
ployed and elderly. Many washer
women, cleaning women, maids and
cooks have lost their jobs because
there is no money with which to pay
Manuel Solis Palma, the civilian
Noriega chose to run the government,
said on television Monday night that
the general would resign in exchange
for "a national dialogue" to reconcile
differences with opponents of the
regime. He prefaced the offer with
a diatribe against the United States.
The implication was that Noriega,
under federal court indictment in
Florida on narcotics and money
laundering charges, would stay in
Panama and might retain power
behind the scenes.
Calling the offer a "noble gesture,"
Solis Palma said Noriega pledged "as
an officer and a gentleman" to resign
before presidential elections sched
uled for May 1989.
Solis Palma, who has the title
"minister in charge of the presidency,"
said he would not accept Noriega's
resignation unless "all of the political
forces in the country" join "a national
Noriega put Solis Palma in office
Feb. 26 after President Eric Artureo
Delvalle tried to fire the general and
the legislature dismissed Delvalle
Delvalle, still recognized by the
United States, is hiding in Panama.
His dismissal began a run on Pana
ma's banks, which were closed the
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system is discouraging, he said..
The lack of Indian representation
in the Robeson County judicial
system is also alarming, Pierce said.
"We don't have the power to demand
the respect we deserve. We have to
get away from every issue being a
racial one. The only way I see to do
that is to balance the power.
"We have a mental block that we
can't beat the county. The school
merger (merging the five school
systems in Robeson County) is the
first step to removing that block. It
built confidence in the Indian com
munity," he said.
For his campaign for Superior
Court, the main combattable prob
lem Pierce faces as he competes with
candidates with more financial power
is his relative obscurity, he said.
"I don't know of another county
where more money changes hands on
election eve than Robeson County,"
Pierce said. He said he thought other
candidates bought votes, something
he is unable to do. "But if that's what
it takes to win this election that's what
well do, to the extent that we have
But because Robeson County is
racially isolated, there is no promise
of quick change. "No matter how you
color it, this will be a racial election,"
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