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3-NC CO 123190 NC COLLECTION WILSON LIBRARY UNC CAMPUS CHAPEL HILL line with I o' search of re direction -pages o 'Maltese Falcon' and In a Lonely Place' Humphrey Bogart at the Union, 7 and 9 p.m. sou NC 27514 -; page 4 NOfl-pftOflT GitG. PA It) permit h. 251 ; CKATCL HIU, NC 27514 o Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 96, Issue 114 Tuesday, February 7, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 30chanc High of 5( Wednesday; Highs in thei Bant Sat I 1 I i if Campy By JENNY CLONINGER Assistant University Editor The 350 North Campus student parking spaces that the chancellor's ad hoc parking committee proposed to eliminate last week do not exist, according to student goverment research. Several points in the committee's proposal are not feasible and treat students unfairly, student govern ment officials said Monday. Student Body President Kevin Martin, Student Congress Speaker Neil Riemann and presidential aide Joe Andronaco presented a counter ... :mm.-mm : : : :-:-X-Xv; : :::;: y . . . :v ..:.: :::' : : :.x-:-:v:v.v.: Vx . ... . . :.v.v.y. . jT . . .r- .v.v.v.v.m : ;. -i " , - s i r k f 1 : . . , ; ; ; ' , ' ' ' : - :A 'J ' , . Susan Varenholt, R.N., gives Allison Jonas a measles booster in Goy nty By JESSICA LANNING Staff Writer Although a full-scale immuniza tion program is in effect at UNC, other Orange County residents have not been required to take similar precautions against the measles. "It would take several outbreaks in the community, a lot more than one case, to warrant mass community immunization," said Kathy Glassock, Orange County Health Department nursing supervisor. But Glassock said she feels the community is well aware of the problem. "We (the health department) are Area bDood sypply.at crSticall low By AMY WAJDA Staff Writer The Alpha Phi Omega (APO) blood drive desperately needs blood donations from UNC community members who do not need to be vaccinated for the measles, APO Bloodmobile Co-coordinator Casey Copp said Monday. The blood drive will be held today and tomorrow in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Recent measles vaccinations led to a 25 percent drop in donations at Duke University and a 50 percent drop in donations at N.C. State Policy to By NANCY WYKLE .Staff Writer Changes in the process for filling student positions on chancellor's committees will result in better access and representation for students, Student Body President Kevin Mar tin said. The appointment process will also be more efficient for Student Govern ment, he said. "But more importantly, it will give students a direct voice." The change in the process resulted ead e r proposal to Chancellor Hardin Monday. The students are concerned chiefly with recommendations to eliminate 350 student spaces on North Campus and charge students a $2 fee to park in North Campus lots at night. One of the committee's proposals recommends transferring 350 resident student parking spaces on North Campus to faculty and staff to accommodate losses caused by con struction. Students don't occupy 350 spaces on North and Mid Campus combined, the student government proposal said. wao t omi receiving calls from students, faculty, parents and adults concerned about their own health," Glassock said. People who come to the health department are immunized free of charge but must meet certain guide lines, she said. Anyone 15 months or older who was born since Jan. 1, 1957, may be vaccinated against the disease at the health department. People born before 1957 are considered immune. Those vaccinated before 1968 should be reimmunized since the vaccine used before that year was an inactive virus instead of the live strain used today. Persons who received the University, said Beverly Thompson, communications director for the Durham chapter of the Red Cross. "The vaccinations have really affected our whole donor base on college campuses," Thompson said. "It could be a very serious problem for us unless people (at UNC) who don't need the shot do come in and give." Students who have been inoculated by Student Health Services with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine should not give blood for four weeks, said Dr. Paul Jenner, medical director for the Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross. speed! committee from a proposal by Martin that was approved by Chancellor Paul Hardin last week. Previously, the student body pres ident recommended two people for every open position on the commit tees. Now, the president can submit one name for each committee and four alternates who could serve on any committee. About 60 students are appointed to different committees, Martin said. The chancellor's committees are a The court side seats belong cotuum Eliminating all student parking on North Campus alone, including hardship and handicap spaces, would only open 314 spaces. Removing all resident spaces on both North and Mid Campus still yields only 337 spaces, the counterproposal said. "This indicates not only a thorough lack of research on the part of the ad hoc committee, but also a tho rough lack of understanding of student needs," the counterproposal said. "We feel students are bearing a disproportionate amount of the loss." The Department of Transportation DTH Brian Foley Woollen Gym Monday afternoon meaisles acttooini older kind of inoculation may also be vaccinated at the health department. Arrangements to reimmunize peo ple who received the vaccination when they were between the ages of 12 and 15 months have been made only because a measles case has been reported at UNC, Glassock said. "This is not a normal situation." Also, this reimmunization plan affects only the students, faculty and staff of UNC not people living in the surrounding area. Students who come to the health department and meet criteria for immunization by the University are The live virus used to immunize students could potentially be passed through the donated blood to the recipient, Jenner said. Students who need to be vacci nated but have not yet received the shot also should not give blood, Thompson said. "If a person has been exposed to measles or has been told they need to get the vaccination, they should not give blood." Only people who were properly vaccinated as a child or who know they have not been exposed to measles should give blood, she said. Students who have been vaccinated must wait four weeks and one day mixture of students, faculty members and administrators who advise Uni versity officials on issues such as parking, food service and housing. The old policy was cumbersome and time-consuming, Martin said. Students often had to wait until mid summer or later before they knew whether they would be able to serve on a committee, he said. The chancellor will in effect be accepting the student body presi tree u and Parking Services said no more than 200 student spaces could feasibly be eliminated from North Campus, according to the counterproposal. But the student leaders are opposed to the removal of any student spaces, Riemann said. No other changes should be made in the number of student, faculty and staff spaces near central campus, the counterproposal said. It recommends dividing the 500 additional spaces created at the new P3 lot at Horace Williams Airport among -students, faculty and staff H comittDiniyes to maBidatoiry vaccimiaf dodds By RHETA LOGAN Staff Writer Area nurses administered doses of red measles vaccine to about 3,000 people during the first day of man datory vaccinations for students, faculty and staff Monday at Woollen Gym. State and county health depart ment officials ordered the large-scale vaccination of UNC students, faculty and staff when officials confirmed a case of measles at UNC Friday morning. A three-week review of student records by Student Health Service (SHS) revealed that between 10,000 and 12,000 students needed the vaccination. Between 2,000 and 3,000 : faculty members .need re-vaccination, said Daniel Reimer, health director of the Orange County Health Depart ment. People vaccinated before 1968 of before the age of 15 months need to be re-vaccinated, said Dr. Judith Cowan, director of SHS. Those who referred to Woollen Gym, she said. The health department implemented the program at UNC and is working closely with the University. The immunizations are a highly preventive measure to make students more immune, even though the student body is no more likely to contract the disease than any other population, she said. The health department is taking another preventive measure by com piling lists of students in both Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems who might need to be See COUNTY page 2 to donate blood, Thompson said. For example, a student vaccinated today must wait until Wed., March 8 to give blood. Copp said volunteers would check donors' measles status while register ing them. Copp said the drive's goal of 150 donors each day had been lowered to 125 each day because of the vaccinations. A 6-foot submarine sandwich donated by the Eastgate Subway will be available for donors today and tomorrow around lunchtime, Copp said. Donors will also be able to get cups of TCBY frozen yogurt. appointments for dent's recommendations routinely, Hardin said. "It suggests a level of trust between the chancellor and student government that's very pos itive," he said. The policy change shows the administration appreciates student input, he said. Student government is most qualified to decide who would best represent the student interests, not the administration, he said. The policy was changed because of Martin's recommendation, Hardin to the kids. O proportionate to how many spaces the groups will lose. About 800 spaces will be lost to construction. Of those, students will lose about 500, and faculty and staff about 300, Martin said. A fringe lot, like P3 may be undesirable to faculty and staff members, but a frequent shuttle service and adequate lighting and security should make the location less inconvenient, the counterproposal said. "Faculty and staff should be as willing as students are supposed to be to bear the responsibility of the were not notified by SHS can assume they do not need the shot, she said. AH students needing immunization should have received notification through the mail by today, Cowan said. Students who came to the gym Monday without a notice or " who were not on SHS's list of those needing the shot were not adminis tered the vaccine, she said. Only those students who could prove that they need the shot by submitting a doctor's note, for example were allowed to be vaccinated, she said. "It's important to conserve the vaccine," she said. Students who have been notified by SHS who do not report to the gym to be immunized by Wednesday , night, will not be allowed to attend class Thursday morning, Cowan said. If students who need the shot do not comply by Friday, the Orange County Public Health Department will seek to exclude those students from the UNC campus, she said. "This process is mandated by V Xy Ss ,M i ;; ;; 1 1 if on id) - T- -r 1(101' " v : 1 . - v i. inn). J I I it s - U ' ' i i " ' - V S t '-- l mmi, t J J. ....... I ; - ' - $s - f OTHBrian Foley Students line up outside Woollen Gym Monday to get their shots said. "I saw no reason not to change the policy," he said. "I have a great deal of confidence in student government." Prior to the policy change, it has sometimes been difficult for the student body president to get appointments approved. . In 1986, Student Body President Bryan Hassel nominated a student to the Food Services Advisory Commit tee who was rejected by then Chancellor Christopher Fordham Dick Vitale mod parking crunch," the counterproposal read. Another objection student govern ment has to the committee's proposal is its recommendation that students pay $2 to park in the gated Carroll Hall, Hill Hall and Bynum Caldwell Hall lots at night. Faculty and staff members would park free. "We deny that faculty and staff use of the facilities near these lots in the evening hours warrants gating all three," the counterproposal said. "Evening hours are prime working See PARKING page 2 North Carolina law," she said. "We : want the students to take the immun izations seriously." The vaccine is provided by the state, but the University and SHS covered costs of the inoculation process, including nurses's salaries and vaccination supplies, Cowan said. The vaccination process should prevent the disease from spreading any further, Reimer said, but success will depend on the turnout of students who need the shot. Students may experience slight side effects from the shot, Cowan said, including a mild fever. Students should treat it like a common cold, she said. ; No .other measles cases, have been reported in Orange Ciounty since the discovery of the UNC case, although one case was reported at N.C. State University and two more were dis covered at Duke University over the See VACCINE page 2 v iw m 1 1 1 ii i urn, wij, m 'M i.u w v 0 s -1 . x i i .:.. W 1 "J.".HB' students because the nominee had been active in trying to change the food service on campus. Fordham said the nomi nee was rejected because he would not be a constructive member of the committee. Fordham told the student body president he had to submit nomina tions for one and one-half times the number of open spaces on the com mittees, Martin said. "It undermined the idea of fair student representa tion," he said. sove " ;: " ". I i mm nmtm mmut i I II - i . 4 i i T f

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