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4The Daily Tar HeelMonday, November 14, 1988
Politics affected syper colllieir
By CRYSTAL BERNSTEIN
The decision last week to award
the superconducting super collider to
Texas was a political one, scientists
in North Carolina say.
Texas was probably chosen for the
super collider site because it had
better facilities than the other six
contending states, but there also
seemed to be a political motive, said
Program may (relocate discussion sections
By SARAH CAGLE
The Great Decisions program will
encourage its members to hold weekly
discussion sections in residence halls
and fraternity and sorority houses
beginning next semester, said
Richard Ulin, faculty adviser for the
"People learn more in an informal
environment than in a formal class
room environment," Ulin said.
The Great Decisions Program at
UNC is part of a 25-year-old nation
wide program sponsored by the
Foreign Polfcy Association. Each
year, the non-partisan organization
publishes a guidebook containing
articles on eight foreign policy issues
UNC to honoir Fridays with center
By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
UNC will honor president emeritus
William Friday and his wife, Ida, by
naming UNC's new continuing edu
cation center for them.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for
the William and Ida Friday Center
for Continuing Education will be
Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the building site
east of the main campus near Finley
Forest Drive. Chancellor Paul Har
din and Robert Eubanks, chairman
of the UNC Board of Trustees, will
speak at the event.
Construction on the 90,000-square-foot,
$13.9 million center should be
completed by early 1991.
William Graves, math professor
and special assistant to the provost,
said the General Assembly allocated
From Associated Press reports
SEGOVIA, Colombia Army
troops and police disappeared from
the streets of this northern gold
mining town shortly before gunmen
entered and in 45 minutes killed 37
a's mayor said Sunday.
Another J5 people were wounded
in the machine-gun and hand-grenade
attack Friday, Mayor Rita Ivon told
The Associated Press.
Ivon, of the leftist Patriotic Union
Party, said the gunmen crisscrossed
through the town of 16,000 several
times during the massacre. Segovia
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Paul Frampton, UNC physics pro
fessor and Gov. Jim Martin's
appointed director of the project in
In a report issued by Energy
Department Secretary John Herring
ton, the Texas site received ratings
of "outstanding," while North Carol
ina's chosen locale was given only
The report also stated N.C. uni
facing the United States.
The UNC program, sponsored by
the College of Arts and Sciences, is
a class worth one hour of pass-fail
credit, Ulin said. It consists of eight
lectures from experts on the specified
eight issues and eight discussion
section meetings, he said.
The lectures are open to the public,
but the discussion sections are gener
ally attended only by students reg
istered for the course, said Adam
Lefstein, chairman of the Great
Decisions coordinating committee.
The discussion sections are led by
students, usually political science or
international studies majors who are
at least juniors. During the discus
sion, students talk about the lecture
funds for the center.
The center will provide meeting
rooms, related support areas and
offices to meet the campus' need for
continuing education facilities, said
Graves, who chaired the committee
that worked with the architects,
Dehlinger and Lee Inc.
"We wanted it to be a state-of-the-technology
kind of thing," Graves
said. "One of the best in the country,
something the University can be
The building will serve a different
purpose than other campus buildings
that house continuing education
centers, such as the Kenan Center,
by providing space for many different
kinds of functions, Graves said.
"This building serves quite a
different function," he said. "The
attack Colombian mining town
is in the Andes Mountains 180 miles
north of Bogota.
The Patriotic Union Party has long
claimed that government security
forces operate right-wing death
squads. Colombia's Human Rights
Commission has said the death
squads have killed 600 members of
the party in the last three years.
On Saturday, army Gen. Raul
Rojas Cubillos blamed leftist guerril
las for the Segovia massacre.
The guerrillas have been fighting
for 25 years to overthrow Colombia's
government and establish a Marxist
My first time tutoring was a night
to remember. My student was some
thing called Bone Crusher Reed, a.k.a.
Billy Jo, defensive tackle for the foot
I had the shock ofmy life when
he answered his dorm room door.
Hp was ahmif siy fnrtt Qpvpn in
diameter. And when
hand, 1 thought Id never get it back.
So there I was, face-to-knee with
the big man on campus, wondering
how I was going to relate American
Literature to The Hulk.
But then he pulled
Orange Cappuccino. I was shocked!
Could it be that this tough jock
liked its delicate taste? And when
Bone Crusher brought our r he hone
china, I was beyond belief.
J Reading the expression on my
face, he said, "What can I say? I like it.
i ne Lare rrancais is pretty good,
too." Well, who's going to argue, I
thought. As we sipped our Orange
Cappuccino, I discovered that Billy Jo
loves reading novels; his only problem
was poetry. So I gave him tips on
reading Emily Dickinson, and he
gave me a copy of Ann Beattie's
"Falling in Place."
All I could think was, Dad's never
going to believe this!
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versities did not fully support the
project, but Frampton said the
statement was clearly untrue. He said
Duke, UNC, N.C. State and other
universities have offered strong,
unanimous backing for the collider,
a 53-mile underground tunnel used
to smash proton beams into each
"There " was fantasic university
support," said Earl MacCormac,
and related articles in the course
guidebook, Ulin said.
Benjie Popkin, a discussion leader
and member of Chi Psi fraternity,
supports moving the discussions to
residence areas and said there are
tentative plans to have a discussion
in his fraternity's house. '
"It would be more conducive to a
free-flowing discussion," Popkin said.
"We could have a lot more intense
discussions more quickly."
Mark Unferth, also a discussion
leader and a Chi Psi member, said
Chi Psi may have enough members
taking the class to fill a discussion
"Well have to wait for preregis
tration to come back, but it's some
University has never had a place
where professional schools and inter
disciplinary societies, such as the
American Chemical Society, could
Hardin said he was grateful for the
contributions of the Fridays, and the
center should serve as a focal point
in the University's continuing educa
tion program. .
"William and Ida Friday have been
wise patrons of this campus, and we
will be forever in their debt," Hardin
William Friday was president of
the UNC system for 30 years and is
now serving as president of the Kenan
Fund, .executive director of the Kenan
Trust and a University professor in
the Division of Academic Affairs.
He also headed the National Task
During a funeral service Sunday
for the victims in the town square,
pallbearers dropped one of the coffins
and it caused a noise that sounded
like a gunshot. Believing the killers
were returning, many mourners fled
and several were injured in the panic.
At an army base a half-mile from
Segovia where 600 troops are based,
guards told the AP that no officers
were available to be interviewed
about the massacre. Guards at the
town's police station, where 20
officers normally are stationed, gave
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out a can of
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Martin's science adviser. "The des
cription of North Carolina is inade
quate, inaccurate and just not
He suggested that the report was
written only to justify the decision to
give the super collider to Texas, not
to determine where it should be
Both scientists expressed disap
pointment at the state's loss in the
thing we're pursuing," he said.
Other students said they liked the
idea of moving the discussion sections
away from the classroom.
"I think it is a good idea because
anytime you feel more comfortable
and at home you are likely to be more
productive," said Margherita Soule,
president of Kappa Kappa Gamma
Cameron Tew, president of Car
michael Residence Hall, said he
would support any Carmichael res
idents' decision to have their Great
Decisions discussions in the residence
hall as well.
"Anything that would allow an
informal atmosphere is a great idea,"
Force on Education for presidents
Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter
in 1966 and 1976. In 1986, the Council
for the Advancement and Support of
Education ranked him as the best
public university president in the
Ida Friday, a former instructor and
workshop director in UNC's School
of Public Health, is chairwoman of
the housing committee of the Orange
County Women's Center and has
been a board member of numerous
local organizations and civic groups
Friday expressed gratitude and
surprise at the new recognition. "My
wife and I are deeply grateful that
the University would do this," he said.
"It really is a recognition of the work
of hundreds of people. "
the same response.
Until Friday, army troops had been
patrolling Segovia around the clock,
Ivon said. She said the soldiers had
been there since a nationwide one
day strike Oct: 24.
All of the troops and policemen
had vanished from the town's streets
by the time the gunmen arrived at
7 p.m., she said.
Ivon said the attackers began
tossing grenades and firing bursts of
submachine gunfire into windows
and doors of houses. A hand grenade
lobbed into a bar killed eight patrons.
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contest for the instrument.
. "It's not clear to me why they
(Texans) deserve to get this $5 billion
project," Frampton said. "One can't
help suspecting some kind of political
Texas has a large congressional
delegation and has always been an
influential state, MacCormac said in
a telephone interview.
"They are the most powerful
political state in the U.S. bar none,"
he said. "No one comes close to
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas,
chairman of the Senate Finance
Committee, has expressed his inten
tion to ensure that necessary funding
to build the super collider is provided
another possible reason for the
state's selection, Frampton said.
Liston Ramsey, speaker of the
N.C. House of Representatives, said
it was not a coincidence that the
announcement came just a few hours
after the election of Texan George
Bush as president.
Officials from other states in the
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cots work force
By JASON BATES
Duke Power Co. will lay off
about 1,200 employees in North
and South Carolina, including
some in Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
officials announced last week.
Mary Boyd, director of media
services at the Duke Power head
quarters in Charlotte, said the
layoffs were needed to meet the
challenge of other competitors in
the area and to keep rates stable
for Duke Power customers
through the early 1990s.
About 350 employees in the
Charlotte area would be affected,
Boyd said, and an additional 500
more will be laid off throughout
Dave Maner, district manager
for the Chapel Hill area, said
but no one ever took action on it,
Rierson said. "It's not a unique idea,"
she said. But she said she felt the study
area was an idea whose time had
Expenses like electricity and heat
ing would not figure in the creation
of a study area, since campus build
ings are heated constantly and lighted
for security at night, she said.
Rierson said she thought th6 area
would eventually be established, and
she hoped administrators would
implement the two-week trial period
to find how many students use the
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running for the collider, including
Arizona and Illinois, have said they
want the decision reconsidered.
Investigations are underway to deter
, mine whether the selection process
was fair, MacCormac said.
Whether North Carolina cam
paigned strongly enough for the
collider is debatable, Frampton said. .
Martin may not have assigned the
most qualified people to lobby for it..
"Whatever Jim Martin had done;-"
I don't think our probability of
winning the choice could have been '
more than 50-50," he said.
MacCormac said North Carolina'
spent only $ 1 .94 million campaigning
for .the collider while Texas spent $5'
to $10 million. -X
"I think we just spent $2 millioli
down the drain," Ramsey said. "What
we spent was wasted."
Although Frampton said he regret
ted the decision and hoped it would
be reviewed, the project's construc
tion should be encouraged. "One
might as well unify and support
Texas," he said. .
several positions would be''
affected, but he did not know any,
specifics. - . y
Duke Power is providing assist
ance to the workers, Boyd said. ,
Programs to help those laid off -";
include resume writing, interview- I;
ing skills ' and financial;
The employees who have been
laid off will also receive full pay
and benefits through January and
severance pay based on length of
service, Boyd said.
Duke Power is also planning a
major job fair, Boyd said, because
other companies have contacted
them about their employees. Duke
Power employees are highly .
trained and skilled workers for-
other companies to hire, she said.
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"If people didnt use it, we dont
want to keep it up," she said. "Our
survey demonstrates that people will
Organizers are also unsure what
resources to provide in the proposed
area, Rierson said. If the study area
is approved, it would include space
for study, desks and chairs. Compu
ters could be added with greater use
of the area, Rierson said.
A 24-hour study area in the Union
could be a future possibility, Boulton
said. "We need a place in the Union
that will be open 24 hours a day and
has computer access," Boulton saicL-