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4The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, October 11, 1988
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By THOM SOLOMON
"No," a Greensboro Highway
resident has told the N.C. Depart
ment of Transportation (DOT).
Irwin Womble has denied the DOT
permission to use his property to
improve sight distance at the inter
section of Greensboro Highway and
Crawford Dairy Road.
"If they want any more land from
me, the state will have to buy it,"
The state Board of Transportation
approved 585,000 for highway work
in Orange County. Of this money,
$75,000 was earmarked to improve
sight distance at the intersection.
The remaining money was bud
geted to widen ditches at various
locations on Lee's Chapel Road.
"I don't know why in the world
they would want to come and take
away the bank," Womble said. "The
Town committee to
By MARY PARSONS
Not in my backyard.
This phrase seems to be indicative
of many peoples' view of a shelter
for the homeless, said Chapel Hill
Town Council member Joe Herzen
berg. Council member Julie Andresen
said most people have a strong feeling
that there should be a shelter, it's just
a matter of where it should be located.
Peggy Pollitzer, Inter-Faith Coun
cil (IFC) volunteer and chairwoman
of the shelter program, said the
shelter for the homeless, located at
the intersection of Columbia and
Rosemary streets, provides shelter for
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people here are satisfied just the way
John Watkins, division engineeer
for the project, said, "We were
handling this as a safety project. We
had an accident problem there (at the
Plans for Lee's Chapel Road are
scheduled to begin this fall, but plans
for the Greensboro Highway Craw
ford Dairy Road intersection have
been postponed, Watkins said.
Meanwhile, a caution light has
been installed to increase the safety
at the intersection, he said.
Womble said there are rumors the
DOT plans to proceed with the
project in January, but he said
residents will petition the decision.
However, Watkins said the project
is being postponed until the effect of
the caution light has been determined,
and he did not comment on plans
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"The location is key to the shelter's
success because it is in the center of
downtown where the people are and
where they work, it's easily accessible
to the community kitchen and it's
centrally located for the Inter-Faith
Council volunteers," Pollitzer said.
The IFC was given a three-year
lease on its present location by the
town with an option to extend for
two additional years, said Jim
Heavner, president of the Public
"The principal concern is that the
IFC doesn't own the location and will
always be subject to renewal,"
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The caution light may remedy the
problem, but if it does not, the only
way DOT can take the land is by
condemnation, Watkins said.
"That is a messy legal process and
we don't like to do that," he said.
Womble said there has not been
an accident at the intersection since
the caution light was installed nearly
three months ago.
Womble said he and other resi
dents believe the proposed construc
tion by the DOT would make the
matter worse. Residents have been
requesting that a caution light be
installed for years, he said.
Watkins said money for the project
was provided by the regular secon
dary road construction funds.
Sixty-five percent of the money
from the fund is used to pave unpaved
roads, hesaid. The remaining money
is used to improve secondary roads
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examooe site for shelter for the
Despite the advantages stated by
Pollitzer, there are citizens, including
downtown merchants, who wish the
IFC would find another location for
Spanky's owner Mickey Ewell said,
"I think the disadvantage is the
property is far too valuable for the
shelter, and it's not bringing any
income in for the town."
This ongoing conflict has forced
the town council to form a committee
to look for, the best place for the
shelter, Andresen said.
Sally Jessee of Marin Properties
has agreed to head the committee and
assist the IFC in seeking a permanent
women and even children are tor
tured. In scores of countries, govern
ments pursue their goals by kidnap
ping and murdering their own
"More than ever before in world
history, governments are exposed to
the glare of international publicity
the greatest weapon we have."
Geyer said Amnesty's London
headquarters has a research depart
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to design librarypark plan
By L.D. CURLE
The wheels are in motion for
Chapel Hill's new library park
The library committee has added
two representatives, and the
project's architectural team is
gathering information for the
The site for this combination of
library and park is a 30-acre plot
in the Coker Hills area, near the
intersection of Franklin Street and
The library committee has been
expanded to 1 1 members, and now
includes one representative from
the neighborhood of the site and
one from the Parks and Recreation
The new committee members are
Ed Hinsdale of Michaux Road and
Jessee said their efforts are in the
preliminary stages, and she does not
know what, if anything, will come of
"I think if the choice is between
a shelter at that location and no
shelter at all, I'm in favor of that
location," Jessee said.
Herzenberg said alternative loca
tions are limited because the shelter
must be in the town center zone.
Pollitzer said for three and a half
years she and others have looked for
another site and have not been
"There isn't anyplace else that we
can move to, and no other group has
offered a viable alternative that is
ment of about 130 specialists who
study newspapers, journals, govern
ment bulletins, radio broadcasts and
letters from prisoners and their
families to compile the report. The
organization also sends missions to
different countries for on-the-spot
An impartial organization,
Amnesty International doesn't target
specific countries with certain kinds
Light lunch willfolbw
the ceremony .
Usual campus parking
regulations will be in effect;
permit holders will not
Richard Baddour of Parks and
Since the project is in a residen-
tial area, city officials decided to
add a neighborhood representa
tive, mayor's assistant Beverly
Hinsdale recently assumed this
position. He said the Coker Hills
endorses the location of the library,
but with several conditions.
The neighbors want to keep
through traffic out of the complex,
Hinsdale said. They also want an
Estes Drive entrance to the library
and only non-competitive sports
for the park.
Josh Gurlitz of GGA Architects
said the architectural team is
evaluating the current needs of the
library and its expected needs in
downtown and accessible," Pollitzer
As it stands now, the IFC plans
to make $500,000 in renovations to
the present shelter located in the old
Chapel Hill police building, Pollitzer
Of the $500,000, the town is
contributing $ 1 75,000. Renovations
should begin by January 1989.
The IFC plans to put in a larger
kitchen on the first floor, add an
elevator and remove the asbestos,
, Heavner said, "I am concerned that
the funds being invested are not the
most effective way to achieve the best
outcome for the people being served."
of governments, Geyer said. The
report is simply a reference book to
show the trends in human rights
patterns without ranking countries.
Among other alleged abuses were
reports of the massacre of hundreds
of unarmed Dinka tribespeople by
Sudanese forces; Iraq's summary
execution of hundreds of armed
Kurds; the disappearance of
hundreds of Peruvian farmers seized
by government forces; and court
ordered executions in China, South
Africa and Iran.
In the eastern bloc, Amnesty said
"large numbers" of ethnic Turks in
Bulgaria remained imprisoned under
a campaign of enforced assimilation.
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heading an architectural team that- '
includes experts from around the i
"The actual designing of the
building will start in February,"'
In addition to being several times y
larger, the new building will also
employ more technology than the
current library, Gurlitz said.
Kawalec said the main reason for;
building a new library is for space.
"The current building has been
inadequate for years," she said.
Funds for this project were-
provided by two bond issues which c
voters adopted in 1986. One bond
was for a new library, and the other
was for parks and open space, '
For $500,000 the IFC should be.
able to build something that caters
exactly to their needs, he said.
Ewell said since the shelter now haa.
a short term lease, the money spent''
on renovations would not benefit the
homeless if the shelter is later movedY
If the shelter moves. to anothei'
location, the money spent on the new '
building would be theirs, Ewell said. ,
1 Andresen said if there, is an alter-'
nate site that would be acceptable (6
the IFC then now is the time to look
at it before the renovations begin. ' ;
"I think maybe it's better to re'-'
evaluate what we've decided now than'
in five years after the renovations;'
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In Romania and East Germany
where all prisoners of conscience were
released in amnesties, new arrests
were reported of people exercising
their rights to freedom of expression.-
The Soviet Union released 259
prisoners, most of them prisoners of
conscience but nearly 200 were
pardoned under secret decrees that;
falsely implied they were criminate
and "hid the fact that they had been
unjustly imprisoned in the first place,"
the report said.
Another 300 Soviet-prisoners of
conscience were held in prisons, 'm
exile or in psychiatric hospitals, it
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