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2The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, November 10, 1988 World and Nation eport criticizes 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 4,000 votes. sS3ssM too ta Granville Towers allows yoM time to rlo tlae tMnigjs youa caune to college to do. The 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 careless applicants." "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 Friday. 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 afternoon. I 1 1 to m7?7?Jk V. ZPA r 1 710, c3 (j"" lib Granville Towers 1 TM Place to be at UNC. 929-7 1 43 nuclear to correct deficiencies identified in the report." "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," Feighan said. 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 precincts reporting. Superior Court judge candidates facing no opposition included Ernest Fullwood in District 5, G.K. Butter field in 7-B, Donald Stephens in N.C. incumbents eke From Associated Press reports RALEIGH After the dust settled Wednesday, there were some bruised and battered survivors among North Carolina's congressional delegation. For some, like Asheville Democrat James Clarke, victory didn't come easy. 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 race. Clarke wasn't the only survivor, JMore time study? OO ageocy 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 the NRC: 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 an accident. n Takes too long to renew licenses and make inspections because of large backlogs. 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 Democrat-controlled General 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 Ladies Sample Sale 0-50 retail prices Brands include Ruf fhewn, Esprit, British Khaki, Mexx. at Holiday Inn in Chapel Hill in the Banquet Room. Thurs., Nov. 10th 9-5 p.m. Milton's 2-fer Sale! Choose A Suit or sport cost - select Another Get Both at Milton's Special "2-FER" Prices. Don't Need Two? Bring A Friend And Share The Savings. Athletic Cut Suits 2 FER $378 Reg. S395 each Milton's- wool-Blend Suits 2 FEE? $198 Reg. S295 each Augustus Tropical wool Suits 2 PER $438 Reg. S425 each Austin Reed worsted wool Suits 2 FER $538 Reg. $455 each Madison Avenue- Cotton-Blend Oxford Shirts 2 FER $36 Reg. $33.50 each Knit Shirts 2 FER $28 Reg. to $40 Hilton's (Elotltng (Cupboarb 163 E. Franklin St., downtown Chapel Hill Mon-Sat 10-6:30; Sun 1-5 983-4403 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 past. 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 reported. 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 out foudh political science professor. "I would say that the voters have obviously been looking independently at the various races." 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 fighting." Fetzer, 33, is a veteran of Repub lican Sen. Jesse Helms' ultra conservative National Congressional Club. 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 Milton's worsted wool Blazers 2 FER $218 Reg. $195 each - Bret Lawrence n Wool Tropical Suits 2 FER $298 Reg. $295 each -Milton's- Shetland wool Sport coats 2 FER $178 Reg. $175 each Sussex- wool Tropical Suits 2 FER $358 Reg. $395 each i Duck Head i i Jordache Shorts 2 FER $28 Reg. to $24.90 Worsted wool Slacks 2 FER $82 Reg. $80 each 1 1 News in Brief years ago can seek damages of more than $75,000 per passenger. All 269 people on board were killed. 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 , fact." 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' people. ' 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 said. victories 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 race. 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. 1989 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Nominations for the 1989 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship are now being accepted through November 11, 1 988. This scholar ship is awarded annually to recognize stu dents whose civic activities and academic 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 Cultural Center and at 03 South Building. Nominations may also be made by writing or calling: Ms. Carolyn Briggs Office of UniversitjjAfTairs ' 03 South Building 962-6962 ! mi Lunch I Now on Sundays. 10:33 am 2:33 pm ; 610 W. Franklin SI. Chapel Hill, NC

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