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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 02, 1988, Page 9, Image 9

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UNC students have options when shoooins for textbooks By ELLEN THORNTON Staff Writer t's one of the many injustices of life. The sun is shining, the waves are breaking, and we're standing in line to buy textbooks. But even if your brain is still focusing on the savage tan, and you'd rather be spending that $200 on suntan lotion, you need to think about your textbook buying options. The obvious place to buy books is the Student Stores. They carry virtually every text profes sors require you to purchase. Although there have been many complaints about high prices in the past, manager Rutledge Tufts said the store does not set prices on most of the texts. The prices for new books come from the publisher's list price, which all bookstores use. Student Stores charges 75 per cent of this list price for used books,, according to Tufts. Some books, such as lab manuals, come in without this pre-pricing by the publisher. The store then sets a price that is in line with the other text prices. If you're not up to standing in the lines at the Student Stores, you could trek over to Pop's Tar Heel Textbooks on Franklin Street. Pop's is set up in much the same way as the Student Stores. The. major difference is that Pop's carries more used books, but it does have a few new Athlete educates By LEIGH ANN MCDONALD Features Editor Three gold medals and one silver were not the only sur prises for Nancy Hogshead during the 1984 Olympics. The then 22-year-old swimmer met a first time diagnosis of asthma with com plete disbelief. A doctor made the discovery after Hogshead completed her last race, the 200-meter butterfly in which she was trying to tie the record of most medals won by a female swimmer in history. "I was coughing and wheez ing like I usually did after exercis ing, and he asked me to get on a treadmill," she says. "I just didn't believe that I had asthma I mean, I had just won three gold medals." She talks about the realization of her condition as an eye-opening experience. Only after she tried albuterol, an inhaler medicine that can be taken about 15 minutes before exercising, did she believe the doctors. "Taking the drug was like putting on glasses for the first time," she said. "I had had asthma symptoms since puberty I would turn purple and pass out during workouts, and everybody thought I was just work ing hard. After using the inhaler I thought you mean everyone else can breathe like this?" Hogshead, now 26, wants other people, especially children and those involved in recreational sports, to become more aware of asthma and how to control it. When she is not doing commentary for swimming events on ABC, she works as a mo tivational speaker. As honorary chairman of the American Lung Association, she spoke about asthma in 30 cities last year. 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For example, the text for Sociology 30, "Diversity in American Families," costs $34.65 (new) at both places. The used book price was also the same. "I checked the prices on all my books at Pop's and Student Stores and they were all pretty much the same," said sophomore journalism major Jacki Green berg. "Pop's wasn't as busy, but they also didn't have the books for every class." Yet another alternative is to buy used textbooks at the Alpha Phi Omega book co-op. The APO service fraternity runs the co-op on the second floor of the Union, offering a selection of around 5,000 books each semester. Students place these books in the co-op and set their own pri ces. The student receives 85 per cent of this price, while APO gives the other 15 percent to the Bernard Grail Scholarship Fund. problems breathing when exercis ing," she said. But people often . attribute breathing problems as simply being out of shape, she says, and they need to be diagnosed. If I wasn't diagnosed until I was 22, imagine the other people who have not been diagnosed." Dr. Jim Donahue, president of American Lung Association of North Carolina, says that asthma affects approximately seven to 10 " percent of the population, ranging from the mild, exercise-induced -asthma to a more severe, almost" fatal, disease. The association wants people with the milder asthma to realize that it can be controlled, thus increasing their enjoyment of sports. "Asthma does not limit you in sports if it is properly treated and . controlled," Donahue says."The symptoms are wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. People often attribute this to poor condi tioning. But if you run at your peak, . then you will be short of breath. Asthma cheats you by narrowing your bronchial tubes you dont reach your peak." Donahue recommends that asthma patients warm up gradually for about 15 minutes before they exercise. They should also refrain from exercising if they have been sick recently. And working out in warm, humid air is much better for the lungs than cold, dry air. The slow warm-up is usually enough to prevent patients from having an episode, Donahue says, but if that fails to control the asthma, the patient should use albu terol or cromolyn, another inhaler, or theophylline, a pill. These medi cines are all sanctioned by the Inter national Olympic Committee. "A lot of people treat their f you Knew Sushi Like I Knew Sushi Now 2 Great Locations! icw Location . 2223 Hwy. 54 Durham, NC 27713 mm I t)t "Texts for the more popular classes are often three or four dollars less than the same books , in the Student Stores," said Karen Courtney, book co-op chairman. "Books for the more obscure classes are often sold at bargain basement prices some times a $26 book will be sold for $5." . If you've shopped around, and you just can't bear to part with your money, there is still hope. The Undergraduate Library has a text reserve program, started by the student government. The library allocates money each semester to expand the list of available books. Reserve librar ian Gillian Debreczeny then chooses new books based on course popularity. , Texts for over 35 of the most popular courses can be checked out for a two-hour period at the reserve desk. Many of these books come from introductory courses with high enrollment, such as Astronomy 31, Psychol ogy 10, and Economics 10. If you reserve a book at 10 p.m., you can keep it until 9 a.m. "These books are well-used," Debreczeny said. "This is an excellent alternative for students who simply cannot afford the high prices of textbooks or for 1 those who left their textbook behind and want to study in the . library." asthma sufferers asthma with a shot of epinephrine at the emergency room," Hogshead says. "This is pure adrenalin, and it is like taking speed." The drug works on opening up the lungs in a one to one ratio with the heart. For every one unit that it opens the lungs, it stimulates the heart a unit." "Inhalers are the safest method," Donahue says. "They don't affect the heart, and the dosages are safe." People need to know that they can get their asthma under control with these safer drugs, Hogshead Natural Selection Unique Collection of Natural History Carr Mill Mall, Carrborb Monday-Saturday SRMXIDSIE9 IL0DSIE2 Sera-Tec is offering $2000 to all new and returning students for your first plasma donation with this ad. But hurry, offer expires 91688 SERA-TEC BIOLOGICALS 109 V EAST FRANKLIN ST. (ABOVE RITE-AID) From apartheid to gay rights, noise ordinances to Shearon Harris, Chapel Hill residents have always been vocal about issues that affect their lives. You are determined to speak your mind. That's why we created FORUM. , It's on page 4 of The Chapel Hill Herald seven days a week. It includes editorials, columns and space for yoii - liberals, moderates and conservatives - to talk about whatever you want. FORUM - one more way The Chapel Hill Herald puts it all together everv dav. Herald To arrange for home delivery of University advice for By LEIGH PRESSLEY Staff Writer . hot juicy hamburger all the way, salty french fries and an ace cold beer . . . OR' baked chicken, fresh steamed vegetables and a tall glass of ice water . . . the choice is yours. ' Eating healthful foods may seem like a difficult task, but with the help of certain University programs, nutritious alternatives are available. Students may gain valuable infor mation in a variety of health-related topics, said Susan Chappell, coordi , nator of the Wellness Resource Cen ter in Fetzer Gym. "Students come here and in the past their mom has cooked for them," she said. "They don't think about cooking food. They go to Franklin Street restau rants and order pizza at night." The center has identified these habits as the biggest problem stu dents face, and it offers nutrition consultants to help students find a solution. The consultants, usually graduate students, first ask for an account of the student's eating hab its in the past few days. From this food recall, the consultant can gain a general idea of what may be lack ing in the person's diet. Discussions with consultants may include advice on fast food, fad , diets, calorie counting or sports top ics. "It's a really good opportunity to talk one on one, to answer ques tions and to get information," Chap pell said. Students also may visit the cen ter's Fit Stop program and resource says. And then they must take those precautions before exercising. One way she is helping people to become more aware of asthma is by writing a book about world class athletes with asthma. The book, which will come out in the fall of 1989, is called "Exercising With Asthma." "We want people to understand what they have and then put it on the back burner," Hogshead says. "Then they can carry on with their lives." 10 - 6 929-0837 942-0251 Cm to (mi hum .Mnm mn The Chapel Hill Herald call 967-6581. . A The Daily Tar prog rams hea thfu library. At the Fit Stop, students can learn what their body fat per centage, heart rate and blood pres sure should be. Books with specific health topics are available for stu dents at the resource library. Students who choose to eat at Lenoir or Chase dining halls also have healthful food alternatives. Instead of fried foods, a smarter choice could be baked or steamed meats and vegetables. Salad and potato bars are also good choices. Frozen yogurt and fresh fruit are better than ice cream and cake. A new program, Thank Goodness I'm Fit (TGIF), will begin in a few weeks. Sponsored by the Carolina Dining Service, the Wellness Resource Center and IM-REC, the program offers healthy dining spe cials as well as exercise benefits to students. IM-REC instructors will hold aerobics classes every Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m in the Carolina Court, formerly called the Commons, according to Charles Hackney, marketing manager at Carolina Dining Service. "We wanted to bring this program into the public," Hackney said. "It's located in a central location of cam pus, and is a nice aerobics facility. It should be a lot of fun." Beginning next Wednesday, Lenoir will host a TGIF program, "Stress and Time Management." Different topics, including "Sports Nutrition and Myths," "Fad Diets and Eating Sensibly" and "Fast Food Facts and Wise Choices," will alternate between Lenoir and Chase halls each Wednesday. , Programs at Lenoir will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Programs at For sparkle, shine and a great price ALL the time . Take the dare Compare 157 A East Franklin Street 929-0330 Next to Rathskeller, rm com mmm mm rr VOLLEYBALL MS. LDBEGSTY 'UNDVERSiTTY.: 73dDIPM CAimMICMAIEIL - All tilings are not created equal. 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All of these programs are free of charge. ; In weeks to come, TGIF dinner specials will be offered with calorie, sodium, and fat counts included. Eating junk food and eating out are the biggest temptations to unhealthful eating, according to some students. Granette Trent, a senior English major from Hertford, said getting into a regular eating schedule is most helpful. "When I moved on campus from Granville, I tended to eat more junk food, to grab something quick like a hamburger," Trent said. Some students said it was difficult to eat healthful meals in general, but especially during stressful times. "The only stuff good tasting in Lenoir is food that is bad for you," said Alisa Carrigan, a sophomore pharmacy major from Mooresville. Carrigan said she usually cooks in her room. "You buy food for your room, buy only food that is good for you. If bad food is not available, you won't eat it." 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