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Volume 96, Issue 41
By HELEN JONES
- Chancellor Paul Hardin said
recently that he is considering increas
ing in-state tuition rates to help
finance higher faculty salaries and to
make various improvements at UNC.
Gillian Cell, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, said that Hardin
discussed the possible tuition increase
at last Thursday's College of Arts and
Sciences faculty meeting.
Hardin also discussed the possible
increase in an interview for the fall
issue of the Carolina Alumni Review.
But his secretary said Monday that
Hardin told her he had no comment
because he does not see it as an issue
Dennis O'Connor, acting provost,
said Monday that the idea of a tuition
increase is still very much in the
planning stage. "Nobody's about to
run off to the legislature and say,
Let's raise tuition, " he said.
In-state tuition for full-time under
graduates is $252 per semester. The"
last in-state increase took effect in the
1987-88 school year, when the cost
went up $12 from the previous $24Q
per semester. )
Out-of-state- tuition rates, have
increased annually for the past several
years, and they went from $2,053 per
semester for full-time undergraduates
in 1987-88 to $229 per semester in
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
UNC Student Television (STV) has
doubled its production capabilities
and will produce three new original
shows this year with equipment
purchased through a temporary
increase in student fees, STV officials
Students voted in February's campus-elections
to pay $1 extra in
student fees each semester this year,
giving STV $35,000 to buy
fajrt o ire
By KARI BARLOW
If this article makes it to print,
it means that either the Rapture
didn't happen or everyone left
reading it is now officially con
demned to Hell on Earth.
That's according to Edgar Whis
enant's new book "88 Reasons Why
the Rapture will be in 88," which
says the Rapture should have
occurred by sunset Tuesday. The
Rapture, which marks the
beginning of the end of the world,
takes the saints to heaven and leaves
everyone else to endure the destruc
tion of the earth. ,
Studeirai .Stores irenovatioos yoder way
By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
The first phase of a $1.2 million
project to renovate UNC Student
Stores begins this week, store officials
The project will raise the building's
specifications to meet Chapel Hill
building codes and will reorganize the
store's departments, Rutledge Tufts,
Student Stores general manager, said
The main entrance to the store,
along with part of the Pit, will be
blocked off with fences this week and
from Sept. 26 until late December or
early January, Tufts said.
While the front is closed, patrons
can enter the store through an
entrance on the side of the building
A fanatic is someone whe sticks to his guns whether they're loaded or not. Franklin P. Jones
All in-state tuition increases for
colleges in the 16-member UNC
system have to be approved by the
N.C. General Assembly.
"Increasing tuition is a thought that
the chancellor has had, but he is also
fully aware that this is not a wealthy
state," O'Connor said.
In addition to helping finance
higher faculty salaries, an increase
might also be used for various
projects including renovating science
laboratories and improving writing
programs across campus, O'Connor
Richard Pfaff, secretary of the
faculty, attended the faculty meeting
last Thursday and also said that any
proposal like this would not be used
solely for higher faculty salaries. For
example, he said, the libraries have
many needs, especially in purchasing,
and many buildings need
O'Connor also said he thoug'ht
UNC's graduate schools would prob
ably be hit harder than the under
graduate programs if any tuition
increase is implemented.
Pfaff said that if there were a
tuition increase, Hardin's plans call
for a percentage of the revenue to be
set aside for increased financial aid
See TUITION page 4
Mike Isenhour, STV station man
ager, said the station has purchased
that equipment, which will allow
them to add considerably to their
STV has purchased a second
editing board, two portable video
cassette recorders to replace old ones,
two new cameras and other assorted
equipment with the money, Isenhour
"This has made it possible for twice
However, many local ministers
say the exact time and date of the
Second Coming cannot be mathem
"I'm a pastor of one of the most
conservative churches in Chapel
Hill. No one that I know takes it
seriously," said Jim Abrahamson,
pastor of the Chapel Hill Bible
"I think that's just astoundedly
wrong-headed," said the Rev.
Nancy Reynolds Pagano, associate
for parish ministry at Chapel of the
Cross. "It's irrelevant. The Bible was
not meant to. be some sort of
that faces the Student Union.
Workers will remove asbestos,
install fire sprinklers and lighting and
build access ramps for handicapped
people. Asbestos removal will begin
today, Tufts said.
Officials hope to improve the
traffic flow through the store and
present merchandise more effectively
by renovating the store, Tufts said.
Originally, officials wanted to
extend sales space by moving the
store's entrance to the edge of the Pit,
but that proposal was too expensive,
he said. Under the present plan, the
amount of sales space won't increase
much, but departments will be moved
The center of the store will be
closed off after Sept. 26, but the store
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, September 14, 1988
Puttin' on the bricks
Claiborne Baker, a UNC Physical Plant employee, lays bricks
Tuesday afternoon in Polk Place near Saunders Hall. The
as many people to do twice as much
work," he said. '
STV needed the new equipment
because of wear and tear on the
equipment they already had, he said.
"It had gotten to where the almost
24-hour usage on the equipment was
too much," Isenhour said. "(The new
equipment) will take the strain off the
old equipment, allowing us to double
our production capabilities."
The station will increase its number
of original programs from three to
tlhe emdl do
Most of the recent claims about
the Rapture involve an inevitable
nuclear war which will begin in early
"People are probably frightened
about nuclear war. They feel pow
erless. People feel helpless. Maybe
they are trying to have some kind
of control over it," said Pagano.
"For me, it's kind of an unusual
phenomenon," said Bart Ehrman,
associate professor in the depart
ment of religious studies. "Origi
nally, this arose where there was
intense suffering. It was a way of
dealing with the problem of intense
suffering in a world where God was
will continue to operate around the
construction, Tufts said.
The existing stairway to the second
floor will be dismantled and moved
to the right, and half of the opening
to the second floor will be enclosed
to provide more floor space.
Customer services, the computer
department and textbook sales will
be located on the second floor after
construction is completed, Tufts said.
Officials hope construction will be
completed before spring semester.
"We're working very hard to hold
the disruption for the January book
rush to a minimum," he said.
The Bull's Head Bookshop will be
moved from its location at the back
of the first floor to the right side.
School supplies and art supplies will
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brdls eMra aariome for
six by the beginning of next semester,.
Isenhour said. ,
The station now produces "Off the
Cuff," a comedy program; "General
College," a soap opera; and "Campus
Profile," a news program.
A movie review show that will,
feature reviews of Union movies is
one of the new programs and will be
ready to air by the middle of the
semester, Isenhour said. ,
"Sports Talk" will feature coaches
and players from non-revenue varsity
Erhman said that Whisenant's
book was just one in a series of
"This is what typically happens
among apocalyptic sects. People
have noted how graphic the destruc
tion is in the Bible at the end of
time. They try and take the accounts
and put them in modern times," he
Since the foundation of the state
of Israel, people have been more
willing to accept certain events as
signs of final prophecy, said Lydia
See PREDICTION page 5
occupy the space the book store
J Most of the plate glass windows
in front of the store will be covered
by an interior wall, Tufts said. The
addition will reduce heating and air
conditioning costs and stop damage
done to merchandise by the sun.
The front doors will be moved from
their present position to make them
even with the front of the store, Tufts
said, and a canopy will be placed over
An access ramp for the handi
capped will be built so that wheel
chairs can get into the sunken area
of the Pit, and the edge of the Pit
beside Student Stores will be lighted.
See RENOVATIONS page 5
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walkways are being reconditioned in preparation for the installation
of Paul Hardin as chancellor on Oct. 12.
sports and should be ready by
October, he said.
And a third program still in the
works is a campus talk show "sort1
of like Oprah (Winfrey)," Isenhour
said.- "It will be a live audience show
somewhere on campus featuring
people involved with campus issues."
The show should be ready by the
beginning of the spring semester, he
said. ., . -
The extra shows will increase
STV's air time, which now airs 6 p.m.
Pr i ce say at Gcd clc-off
By LYNN GOSWICK
Staff Writer ,
Fourth District Congressman
David Price stressed education, better
economic conditions and leadership
in his re-election campaign kick-off
celebration Tuesday at the Courtyard
in downtown Chapel Hill.
Price, a Democrat who has repre
sented the 4th Distict for two years,
will run against Republican Tom
Fetzer in the Nov. 4 general election.
Price said that instead of leaning
toward political mudslinging, his
eight-week campaign will be about
positive achievements during his first .
term and his aspirations for a second
"Nobody has worked harder for
education than I have, and I dont
believe anybody's ' likely to," Price
said. Making a college education
affordable for every family is a main
priority, he said.
Along with 3rd District Congress
man, Martin Lancaster, Price intro
duced a bill that would make interest
on student loans tax-deductible.
"If interest on a loan for a yacht
is deductible, then interest on a
student loan should be," Price said.
Second on Price's list of priorities
was "helping real families on real
budgets with real concerns."
"We struggle constantly to provide
quality day care for our youngsters,"
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to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through
Thursdays, Isenhour said. "We hope
to increase when we get the new stuff
on the air," he said.
The new equipment has also
allowed STV to cut the cost of its
video yearbook in half and to sell the
yearbooks directly to students.
Th& video yearbooks cost about
$40 last year, and the price will be
cut to about $20, he said.
See STV page 8
he said. "Our older kids have taken
part-time jobs. We're tapping family
savings to make ends meet. We may
be changing or -postponing college
"Clearly, the people of the 4th
District are working hard, as hard as
they can for their families, and I'm
going to keep working hard, too."
. Price said he would work hard for
jobs with good wages, affordable
housing with a mortgage that will not
hurt the family budget, key' invest
ments in the community roads,
airports, and water treatment and
getting ' the federal deficit under
Price said one of his most satisfying
acts was introducing a bill that would
help young couples afford the down
payment on a new home.
If passed, the bill, co-introduced
with Sen. Jim Sasser of Tennessee,
will "reduce required downpayments
on FHA loans by up to 30 percent,"
"It would bring these mortgages
into line with the actual cost of
housing," he said.
Finally, this election is about
leadership, Price said.
, "The people of the 4th District
ought to ask, 'Who will be a leader
for our district's interests, and who
See PRICE page 8