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Cyrus Chipman, a junior from Fayetteville, makes
the most of this week's unseasonably warm
By ERIK DALE FLIPPO
Charles Hipps, the leading candi
date in a close race for a seat on the
UNC Board of Governors, is with
drawing from the race, the former
state senator said Thursday.
"I am writing letters thanking all
the senators for their support and
withdrawing my name from consid
eration," Hipps said in a telephone
His unexpected withdrawal leaves
the door open for the other major
contender for the seat, former state
Democratic Chairman Jim Van
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By RHETA LOGAN
Members of a student government
committee will lobby North Carolina
legislators in early March to make
them aware of UNC's need for higher
salaries and better benefits for faculty.
The students will present the
legislature with some proposals for
solving the problem, along with a
petition, with signatures of UNC
students who support higher faculty
Student government's Special
Interests Committee is pushing for
Group sets newspaper box standards
By JESSICA LANNING
Following a Chapel Hill Appear
ance Commission idea to beautify
downtown Chapel Hill, commission
members met with area newspaper
representatives Thursday to try to
work out standards for newspaper
: The appearance commission has
been concerned with the condition of
the boxes, the numerous locations of
the boxes and the possibility of the
boxes creating obstacles and safety
hazards for the public.
The commission has now created
standards that newspaper vendors
should follow in order to have safer
and better looking racks. These
include having clean, orderly, well
painted racks with unbroken win
dows, doors that work, no rust and
Marty Durrence, circulation man
ager for The Chapel Hill Newspaper,
said a task force of town and news
paper representatives will meet next
Thursday for on-site viewing of all
newspaper boxes that are on town
The task force includes two Chapel
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temperatures by cleaning up his Honda at a Chapel
Hill car wash late Thursday afternoon.
Two at-large seats are vacant on
the BOG and three men have been
competing for them. It is generally
expected that the third candidate,
Walter Davis, will lock up enough
votes in the N.C. Senate, which is
filling these seats, to assure him of
election to the board.
Van Hecke was considered the
underdog, but the race for the
remaining seat was believed to be a
Hipps said the reason for his exit
from the race was his discovery of
a little known state law prohibiting
people whose spouses are state
employees from holding a seat on the
higher teacher salaries because the
base pay and fringe benefit system
at UNC has fallen behind in recent
years compared to other institutions.
Committee members say this trend
may affect UNC's academic and
The committee's proposals outline
possible sources of revenue, commit
tee member Zara Anishanslin said.
The first proposed revenue source
would involve admitting more out-of-state
students to UNC, without
increasing the total number of stu
dents here. Since out-of-state students
Hill Appearance Commission
members and three newspaper repre
sentatives, he said.
The newspaper representatives on
the task force include a Village
Advocate staff member to represent
merchants, Durrence to represent
paid newspaper vendors, and Daily
Tar Heel general manager Kevin
Schwartz to represent free
The task force will look at all the
boxes and evaluate them for their
cleanliness and safety, Durrence said.
The task force will notify those
newspapers that do not meet the new
standards. The newspapers will be
responsible for repairs on their boxes,
Schwartz said setting up the task
force meeting and the guidelines for
the boxes were not the only issues
addressed at the meeting.
But since the appearance issue was
the one thing everyone could agree
on, most of the group's effort was
concentrated on that, Schwartz said.
But .the commission will not put
the matter of newspaper boxes to rest
after the task force completes its
evaluation, because appearance is not
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board. Hipps' wife works for the
Department of Public Instruction, he
Hipps said he began researching
the legal codes regarding the board
after someone had offered him a job
"of a political nature" that he felt
might conflict with holding a seat on
During his research he stumbled
upon the statute blocking him from
holding the seat, he said.
It was a complete surprise, he said.
"I didn't know about it. I doubt many
senators know about it."
He noticed that many current
members of the BOG have spouses
higher faculty pay
pay higher tuition, this would provide
more funds for faculty pay, Anishans
Increasing the number of out-of-state
students admitted to UNC
would shrink the percentage of in-'
state students admitted, she said.
This would increase competition
and allow the University to admit
higher quality in-state students, said
committee chairman Bill Hildebolt.
This move would also boost North
Carolina's economy, said committee
member David Ball, since research
shows that about half of UNC's out-
its main concern, Schwartz said.
"It is clear to me they want to go
farther than that, and they're going
to," he said.
The commission is still interested
in limiting the number of sites and
boxes, particularly along the 100
block of East Franklin Street,
The commission has the option of
passing an ordinance to limit the
boxes to one site, and it can legally
do so if it shows "substantial govern
mental interest." (
The aesthetics of the town would
be considered a legitimate interest,
Such an ordinance would not
violate last year's Supreme Court
ruling that overturned a Lakewood,
Ohio ordinance which gave the
mayor "unfettered discretion" in
issuing permits to allow newspapers
to place vending racks on the street.
This ordinance was a violation of
First Amendment rights.
But Durrence said this does not
apply to the appearance commission.
"They are not restricting us," he said.
"They just want us to clean up our
are cute. I want
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By AMY WAJDA
Noted TV journalist and UNC
alumnus Roger Mudd will speak at
UNC's commencement ceremonies
on May 14.
He has not begun work on the
address, Mudd said Wednesday in a
telephone interview, but he has
ordered a subscription to The Daily
Tar Heel to learn more about UNC.
Mudd was chosen because of his
ties to the University, Senior Class
President Steve Tepper said
Mudd received a master's degree
in American history from UNC in
1953. One son, Jonathan, graduated
in the UNC class of 1983. . Mudd
received a Distinguished Alumnus
Award from UNC last Oct. 12 during
University Day ceremonies.
He has been congressional corres
pondent for Public Television's
"MacNeil Lehrer Newshour" since
September 1987, and has also worked
for NBC and CBS.
"We wanted to find someone who
had a direct significance to the
University," Tepper said. "We were
certain his message would have a
direct relation to our graduating
who are teachers, he said.
- After further research, he found an
opinion written in the-1970s by then
state Attorney General Robert Mor
gan saying that teachers were con
sidered employees of local govern
ments and not the state because they
are hired by individual school dis
tricts, he said.
His wife is considered a state
employee because although she is a
teacher, she works at the Western
Regional Center for the Department
of Public Instruction.
He wouldn't want the legislature
to bend the law or make a special
exception for him, and he has rejected
of-state students stay in the state to
work after graduation. Increasing the
number of out-of-state students
would also give the University more
recognition nationwide, he said.
The second suggestion proposes
that area companies who have bene
fited from the work of UNC
researchers donate money to a private
endowment fund set up for the
teachers, Anishanslin said. This fund
could also help attract more high
quality faculty members to the
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Everyone at the meeting agreed to
the idea of checking the boxes,
Durrence said, and establishing the
standards was a joint effort.
"It will be a much more eye
appealing thing and a better safety
factor as well," he said.
A follow-up meeting of the task
force and appearance commission
will take place March 1 to let
members know what the task force
found and what action it took,
Hugh Donohue, principal owner of
Four Corners Restaurant, said the
vending machines around the corner
of his building do not bother him.
"I dont think it's much of an eyesore,"
Donohue said many of the boxes
are knocked over, especially on
weekends, and he often picks them
up when he leaves late at night.
"From a business standpoint it
doesn't bother me, and I am the one
who picks them up the most," he said.
"People have to get a newspaper. I
would hate to have to walk to the
middle of campus to get a
to be exotic
Mudd's ties would give the com
mencement a special meaning to
graduating seniors, Tepper said.
"So many commencement
addresses are basic pull-off-the-bookshelf
addresses," Tepper said.
"We wanted one tailored to our class,
a suggestion that his wife transfer
jobs, he said, because.it wouldn't be
He said one of the reasons he had
so much support among his former
colleagues in the Senate was his
"People like me because I try to
tell the truth and do the right thing,"
he said. "Before you pass the laws,
you must be able to obey them."
Hipps was defeated in a re-election
bid for his Waynesville senate seat
in November 1988.
He said he made the decision
Wednesday night after discovering
the statute and was very disappointed
UNC iostotute helps
By JENNIFER WING
UNC's Institute of Government
serves not only as an extension of
public service in the University,
but also as an influential source
of advice for state, local and
county government officials all
over the nation.
More than 5,000 elected and
career officials attend the insti
tute's programs each year for
instruction in the latest techniques
and skills involved in governmen
tal work, said Robert Phay, a
program director at the institute.
The institute was founded by the
late Albert Coates in 1931. Coates
died on Saturday at the age of 92.
Institute officials conduct
seminars for municipal officials on
topics including land use, admin
istration and contracting.
County officials participate in
seminars that deal with personnel,
data processing, and other aspects
of their positions.
The institute's 37-member staff
conducts research, as well as
providing classes and seminars for
public servants. "It (the institute)
is a judgment of many public
officials who have served over the
years," Phay said.
The institute issues publications
that are used all over the state,
Phay said. "I cannot think of a
public official that we do not try
to act as a resource to," he said.
William Cochran, a past assist
ant director of administration in
the institute, said. public officials
are not required to attend the
institute's programs, but the
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our University. Who's better to tailor
it than someone from the University?"
Student Body President Kevin
Martin agreed. "WeVe got someone
who can remember his experiences
when he was here," he said. "That's
more meaningful than a speaker who
hasn't had any relation with the
The seniors also chose Mudd
because of his "outstanding broadcast
journalism reputation," Tepper said.
Richard Cole, dean of the School
of Journalism, said Mudd is "a
"He gives some of the best political
commentary in the network news,"
Cole said. "He is one savvy guy."
Mudd's expertise will make the
address memorable, students and
faculty said Thursday. "I'm sure hell
be a great speaker since he's such a
good journalist," said Mike Isenhour,
Student Television station manager
and senior radio, television and
motion pictures major.
Helen Jones, a junior journalism
major from Chesapeake, Va., said, "I
really respect him and the work he's
done. I expect hell make a very good
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about exiting the race.
"I called-Senator Barnes today and
I'm writing 50 letters to senators"
informing them of his decision, he
Sen. Henson Barnes, D-Wayne,
Senate president pro tempore, sup
ported Hipps for the seat and wrote
him a letter of endorsement.
"I'm very sorry that Senator Hipps
elected to withdraw," Barnes said in
a telephone interview Thursday. "He
is a very knowledgeable person.
"I hate that we have this loss," he
said. Barnes acknowledged, however,
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A memorial service for Albert
Coates, founder of the Institute
of Government and UNC profes
sor of law emeritus, will be held
at 2:30 p.m. on Feb, 5 in Hill Hall
Coates died Jan. 28 after a long
illness. He was 92.
The family has asked that in
lieu of flowers, donations be made
to the Albert Coates Law Center
in the UNC School of Law.
seminars are the best way to learn
the responsibilities of public office.
Coates, a UNC alumnus and a
professor emeritus of law, virtually
built the institute with his personal
funds in 1931. According to an
editorial in The Charlotte
Observer, Coates started the
institute because N.C. state laws
and policies were so scattered and
needed to be organized.
Today, over 12,500 public offi
cials feel the effects of Coates'
program, the editorial said.
Joseph Ferrell, a professor at
the institute, said the institute
works with the N.C. General
Assembly through its publications
and committee work. It prints a
bulletin about daily activity in the
state legislature, another publica
tion during the month updating
the status of legislative work, and
an end-of-the-month summary of
state government activity.
Phay said the publications
about legislative activity were
distributed to every county in the
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