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2The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, November 10, 1988
World and Nation
From Associated Press reports
; WASHINGTON The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC)
grants licenses for handling radioac
tive material without verifying claims
or inspecting facilities, making it
"overly vulnerable to dishonest or
careless applicants," a congressional
report said Wednesday.
. The General Accounting Office
(GAO) said it discovered a series of
"continuing and sometimes chronic
problems" with the way the NRC
hands out licenses and oversees
businesses after they're licensed.
"NRC usually does not verify
license application information, visit
the facility before granting a license
Court races still await final vote reports
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH Judicial elections
historically have been walk-aways for
the Democratic Party, but some of
this year's tightest races in North
Carolina came in the judicial branch.
. "From the looks of it, I may be
waiting up all afternoon," Republican
Appeals Court Judge Donald Smith
said Wednesday. Smith was hoping
jo join fellow Republican Robert Orr
as the first members of their party
to win a statewide judicial election
jn this century.
With 94 percent of the precincts
reporting early Wednesday, Smith
was trailing John Lewis by just over
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or have specific detailed criteria for
its license reviewers to determine
when a denial is warranted," the GAO
report said. "As a result, NRC is
overly vulnerable to dishonest or
"All of these weaknesses or prob
lems increase the public's risk of
exposure," the congressional investi
gative agency said.
Rep. Edward Feighan, D-Ohio,
had asked for the GAO investigation
after the accidental spill of radioactive
material that had been smuggled onto
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
near Dayton, Ohio.
He issued a statement calling on
the NRC to "take immediate action
"WeVe been steadily cutting away
at the lead all night," Smith said.
"Boy, it's close."
Orr and Smith were appointed by
Republican Gov. Jim Martin to fill
vacancies. They were running to
complete terms that expire in 1992.
With 94 percent or 2,254 of 2,391
precincts reporting, Orr had 52
percent or 960,342 votes to 48 percent
or 895,136 votes for Democrat John
Republican candidates contested
only three of the 17 Superior Court
races, and two of the three races were
still too close to call early Wednesday
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to correct deficiencies identified in the
"We have every right to expect
quick response from an agency that
oversees hazardous materials licens
ing. Unfortunately, there is little in
the GAO report to suggest that the
NRC has corrected critical problems
identified over the last 16 years,"
NRC spokesman John Kopack
said the agency would not discuss the
report until after the agency's staff
had reviewed it.
The report noted that the NRC has
limited resources: 25 full-time license
reviewers and 36 inspectors, versus
7,700 licenses for industrial and other
With 93 percent of the precincts
reporting, James Riddick trailed
Democrat. Cy Grant in District 6-B,
916,997 votes to 906,873.
Carlton Fellers lost to Democrat
George Greene in District 10-A, 52
percent to 48 percent, with 93 percent
of the precincts reporting.
GOP contender Howard Manning
continued to hold a slight lead over
incumbent Democrat Harley Cash
well in District 10-C, 907,730 votes
to 874,395, with 93 percent of the
Superior Court judge candidates
facing no opposition included Ernest
Fullwood in District 5, G.K. Butter
field in 7-B, Donald Stephens in
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From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH After the dust
settled Wednesday, there were some
bruised and battered survivors among
North Carolina's congressional
For some, like Asheville Democrat
James Clarke, victory didn't come
Running against a strong GOP
showing led by George Bush and
Gov. Jim Martin, Clarke eked out
a narrow 1,551-vote victory Tuesday
over Republican challenger Charles
Taylor in the 10th House District
Clarke wasn't the only survivor,
uses of radioactive materials. When
new developments force the NRC to
turn its attention elsewhere, backlogs
grow, the GAO said.
In addition to granting licenses
without verifying applicants' claims
or visiting facilities, the report said
D Doesn't have checklists to deter
mine when a license application
should be denied or when repeat
violators should get extra penalties.
B Doesn't make sure license
holders can afford to clean up after
n Takes too long to renew licenses
and make inspections because of large
Wake's 10-D, Gregory Weeks in
Cumberland County's 12-B, Orlando
Hudson in Durham's 14-A, Shirley
Fulton in Mecklenburg's 26-A and
Joe Freeman Britt in Robeson Coun
ty's 16-B. In Guilford County, Steve
Allen in 18-A, Howard Greeson in
18-B, Thomas Ross in 18-D and
Joseph John in 18-E faced no chal
lengers. Also unopposed were Joseph
Deramus in 21-B and James Beaty
in 21-D, both in Forsyth County.
However, the GOP could benefit
from a lawsuit filed by Martin
challenging the constitutionality of
some judicial districts drawn by the
Assembly in 1987.
though. Longtime 9th District Rep.
Bill Hefner withstood a strong
challenge from Ted Blanton to win
an eighth term.
In the 5th District, Rep. Steve Neal
had to wait until early Wednesday
to learn he had beaten GOP chal
lenger Lyons Gray.
Meanwhile, over in the 4th District,
Democratic incumbent David Price
defeated Republican Tom Fetzer in
a hard-fought campaign.
With 100 percent of the precincts
reporting, Price captured 58 percent
to Fetzer's 42 percent.
Price, 48, said the outcome showed
voters were willing to vote their mind.
"I'm very gratified that the kind of
issues that I Was dealing with seem
to have struck a responsive chord,"
said the former .Duke University
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German Jews commemorate
anniversary of Nazi atrocities
From Associated Press reports
FRANKFURT, West Germany
A Jewish leader said Wednes
day that descendants of victims
will preserve the memory of the
orgy of genocide launched 50 years
ago with a night of horror the
Nazis called Kristallnacht.
Heinz Galinski, leader of West
Germany's 32,000 Jews, later went
to a ceremony in East Germany,
whose Jewish population numbers
about 600. He urged both nations
to make the anniversary a joint
day of rememberance of the Nazi
Some Jews objected to Chan
cellor Helmut Kohl's presence in
the Frankfurt synagogue where
Galinksi spoke, and he was
heckled from the balcony. They
cite his 1985 visit with President
Reagan to the Bitburg cemetery
where 49 Nazi SS officers are
buried and his alleged insensitivity
to Jewish concerns.
On Tuesday, the eve of Kristal
lnacht, someone spray-painted
swastikas and pro-Nazi slogans on
a synagogue in the Bavarian
village of Binswangen, police
Judge OKs KAL damage suits
WASHINGTON A federal
judge has ruled that families of
passengers killed when a Korean
Air Lines (KAL) jumbo jet was
shot down by a Soviet fighter five
political science professor. "I would
say that the voters have obviously
been looking independently at the
Fetzer, who was making his first
run for public office, told his sup
porters, "I want to encourage all of
you to stay in the fight, a fight worth
Fetzer, 33, is a veteran of Repub
lican Sen. Jesse Helms' ultra
conservative National Congressional
Unofficial returns Wednesday
indicated that all of North Carolina's
incumbent congressmen would retain
their seats. That means the Demo
crats will continue to control eight
of the 11 districts.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Walter
Jones, the dean of North Carolina's
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News in Brief
years ago can seek damages of
more than $75,000 per passenger.
All 269 people on board were
U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. ,
Robinson Jr., in a 58-page deci-,
sion Monday, said KAL "has-,
failed to carry its burden of
persuading the court that there are
no disputed material issues of ,
However, Robinson said there
was sufficient evidence of "willful
misconduct" on the part of the
crew of Flight 007, which was shot
down on Sept. 1, 1983, after'
violating Soviet air space over the
Sea of Japan.
Gene linked to schizophrenia ' ,
NEW YORK Researchers
have found evidence that a single
gene can help trigger schizophrer
nia and have estimated its approx
imate location, an approach that
may help find new treatments for
a disorder that strikes 1 in 100'
The gene also may predispose
people to a personality disorder,
that makes them loners or to other
mental conditions thought unre
lated to schizophrenia, researchers
congressional delegation, defeated
Howard Moye to win re-election to
a 13th term from the 1st District.
GOP Rep. Howard Coble held
onto his 6th District House seat
Tuesday by defeating Greensboro
businessman Tom Gilmore, 62 per
cent to 38 percent.
Republican Alex McMillan
coasted to a relatively easy victory
over newcomer Mark Sholander in
North Carolina's 9th District House
In the 7th District, Democrat
Charlie Rose was elected to a ninth
term by capturing 66 percent of the
vote to 34 percent for George Thomp
son, a former' Federal Express deliv
ery man from Lumberton.
In the 10th District, Republican
Rep. Cass Ballenger defeated former
Belmont Mayor Jack Rhyne.
Two Democrats, Tim Valentine of
the 2nd District and Martin Lancas
ter of the 3rd District ran unopposed.
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Nominations for the 1989 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Scholarship are now being accepted
through November 11, 1 988. This scholar
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accomplishments best exemplify the ideals
and aspirations of the slain civil rights leader.
Nominees must be Juniors who have dem
onstrated a commitment to civil rights and.
equality, and must have made an effort to
improve the quality of life in the university;
community. Nominees must also have denru
onstrated leadership abilities, and showpronv
ise of becoming a leader in his or her cnoserf
field of endeavor.
Nomination forms are available at the Blacjt
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Nominations may also be made
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