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Volume 96. Issue 115
Wednesday, February 8, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
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blood Tuesday afternoon in the Alpha Phi Omega to participate in the blood drive.
By SARAH CAGLE
Students who have not been vac
cinated against measles by Wednes
day will be asked to leave their classes.
University Registrar David Lanier
A list of students who still need
to be vaccinated will be circulated to
all UNC professors on Thursday
morning. This list will include stu
dents who are unable to be vaccinated
because of fever, pregnancy or an
allergy to the vaccine.
As students receive vaccinations at
Woollen Gym, their names are
crossed off the list and they are given
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By JENNIFER WING
Solutions are in the works for the
student seating problem in the Smith
Center, as building contractors plan
to replace some lower-level seats with
possible bench seating or 18-inch-wide
seats, athletic department offi
But in addition to these improve
ments. Carolina Athletic Association
(CAA) officials said they still
expected an increase in the number
of lower-level seats allotted to stu
dents, which the 1 8-inch seat proposal
may not satisfy.
"The CAA is not going to be happy
if that (18-inch seats) is not going to
be better than the situation we are
in now," said Carol Geer. CAA
president. "I would pursue other
; ?At the very least, we need to be
over the 2,000 (student seating)
: Denny Worley, former vice pres
ident of the CAA in charge of ticket
distribution, said: "In order to create
a more Carmichael-esque atmos
phere, we would prefer bench seating.
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a vaccination card, said Dr. Judith
Cowan, director of Student Health
"Theoretically, everyone who
comes to get a shot will get off the
list, but I recommend that students
carry their vaccination card to class
just in case," Cowan said.
"If people truly have reason not to
have the shot, such as an allergy to
eggs, then of course they will be
exempt from it, but they must exhibit
some type of immunity by Thursday
to remain in class."
To prove immunity, students must
take a measles titer test. The test
determines whether antibodies to
We would like to promote the
homecourt advantage everybody
needs in order to be successful."
The contractors are considering
several plans, and CAA members will
meet with the athletic department to
decide which plan is best, Worley
"We hope we will have input in
the decision, but ultimately it is up
to (Athletic Director) John Swofford
to make the decision," he said.
Geer said she hoped to meet again
with Swofford to discuss student
"When we met with him earlier,
he was very interested in helping our
situation," she said.
Jeff Elliott, Smith Center director,
said bench seating might violate the
building and fire codes if students
tried to cram too many people onto
the benches. The building codes
require that all seats be 18 inches wide
with a certain amount of leg room
in front and in back of the seat, he
Elliott said he opposed the bench
seating proposal for aesthetic pur
poses, and it might create problems
is the bitter fruit of too much routine or none at
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Shots available at Woollen Gym: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today.
Students should present identification or
student I.D. number. Avoid driving to gym
because of traffic congestion.
fight measles exist in the body, and
it can be administered at the labor
atory at SHS, Cowan said.
The test costs $36, and getting the
results takes three to five days, Cowan
"Having had the shot or the disease
would give you antibodies to the
for events other than basketball.
The 18-inch-wide chairs would be
"a better replacement than benches for
the present 21 -inch seats, because of
the aisles and curves in the center,
In 1984, student leaders met with
Smith Center planning officials and
jointly produced a seating arrange
ment that allowed complete student
seating in sections 109 through 117,
But now students are not given
tickets for most of section 109 and
for less , than half of section 117,
approximately 361 fewer seats than
promised, she said.
"Somebody in 1984 should have
made it clear exactly how many
student seats there were," Geer said.
"They (student leaders) did not realize
.when they helped make that decision,
that non-student seating would come
out of those sections."
Some of the missing 361 seats are
occupied by recruits who are accom
panied by students, Geer said.
During the N.C. State basketball
See SEATING page 2
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By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
The pass fail system will be over
hauled to include target grades if the
Faculty Council approves a proposal
from the Student Government Spe
cial Interests Committee.
The original proposal, which was
presented to the Faculty Council last
year, was supported by the council's
Educational Policy Committee but
rejected by the general body.
"The committee makes recommen
dations," said committee member
Lawrence Rowan, professor of phys
ics and astronomy. "We looked at the
proposal last semester, we studied it,
presented it, and it was commented
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By SANDY WALL
ASHEVILLE The Champion
paper mill in Canton will remain
open, but it will only produce near
half-capacity and will have to
undergo a thorough modernization,
said Champion President L.C. Heist
in a news conference Tuesday,
.-i."-We.. will, ask the United States
Environmental Protection Agency
for a water discharge permit based
on a considerably smaller mill which
would have two paper machines,
down from the current six, a rebuilt
pulp mill with oxygen delignification
and a reliable color removal system,"
disease," she said. "Eighty percent of
people who had the shot at 12 months
of age will have antibodies."
Students taking this test cannot
attend classes beginning Thursday
until immunity is proven, Cowan
Sarah Reardon, a freshman from
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By BLAKE DICKINSON
Denying students representation
on a committee formed to improve
relations between the town and the
University could keep the group
from accomplishing its goal,
according to a student government
report released Monday.
"Recent difficulties encountered
by students in securing member
ship on the . . . committee are in
grave danger of rendering it unable
to function properly and tend to
discredit the proclamations of town
and University officials that stu
dent input is crucial to their
decision-making process," the
report said. It was released in
response to the proposals of the
chancellor's ad hoc committee on
Student representatives met with
Chancellor Paul Hardin Monday
to discuss the committee's recom
mendations. Issues of parking and
transit are among the issues to be
addressed by the town-gown com
mittee, which involves the Univer
The proposal would require that
any student taking a course pass fail
select a target grade. This grade
would be recorded at the Office of
If, at the end of the semester, the
student earns the target grade or
higher, the achieved grade would be
averaged into the student's grade
point average. The grade would
appear on the student's transcript
with a "pass" notation.
If the student did not reach the
target grade, but still passed the
course, only a "pass" would appear
on his transcript.
A course taken under this system
could only count as an elective,
regardless of the grade the student
Champion has been forced to cut
production at the Canton mill
because the discolored water the plant
discharges into the Pigeon River does
not meet Tennessee's water color
Tennessee announced in late
December it would not grant a
variance to the. state's standard of 50
Around 1,000 employees of the
Haywood County facility will be
phased out over a period of about
three years, Heist said.
"Given the restrictions imposed by
the state of Tennessee, we believe this
Arlington, Va., said she cannot be
vaccinated because she got viral
encephalitis from the measles vaccine
when she was 12 months old.
She has taken a blood test to
determine whether or not she has
antibodies. Beginning Thursday, she
cannot go to class until she receives
the test results.
"I'm going to speak with my
professors tomorrow," she said. "I'm
worried about missing class with all
the papers and exams."
It is necessary that non-vaccinated
students be barred from classes,
health officials said.
Eileen Kugler, nursing director for
sity, the towns of Chapel Hill and
Carrboro, Orange County and
North Carolina Memorial
Student Body President Kevin
Martin and Trey Loughran, stu
dent liaison to the Chapel Hill
Town Council, said the parking
proposals demonstrated the rea
sons for their early concern that a
student be placed on the town
University planning committee.
"After all the work, after all the
gains we've seen, this is completely
Martin spoke to Chapel Hill
Mayor Jonathan Howes before
Christmas about the need for a
student on the consultation com
mittee, and Loughran raised the
same issue during the town coun
cil's annual retreat on Jan. 14.
Both students received favorable
responses. Then, a week ago, they
discovered no student would be
placed on the committee.
Howes said he saw no harm in
having a student on the committee
all. - Brendan Francis
Students must have 12 hours of
regular credit to take a three- or four
hour target grade' course. If students
have 16 or more hours of regular
credit, they could take up to seven
hours of pass fail credit.
The maximum total number of
hours taken under this system for the
full undergraduate program would be
16, which is less than the present limit
Members of the Special Interests
Committee said they took a poll of
the students last year concerning the
"Last year's Academic Affairs
See TARGET GRADE page 5
proposed mill is the best option
available to Champion, to its
employees and to the people of
western North Carolina," he said.
"We; on behalf of the people of
North Carolina, regret that any
reduction is necessary," Gov. Jim
Martin said at the press conference.
Martin made an analogy between
-the Canton mill and a glass of water
that is either half-full or halfiempty.
"In this case, it's full today and it's
going to be half-full in a few years,
and that is very sad for the people
of North Carolina," he said.
See PLANT page 4
the Orange County Health Depart
ment, said, "To protect the health of
the population at large, we need to
get these people out, of circulation.
"It's a control measure to cut down
on the spread of this highly conta
Cowan said, "It's not an issue of
fairness, and it's difficult for
Officials report no major problems
with the mass vaccination procedure,
but some are concerned that a slow
day on Tuesday will mean a rush on
See VACCINATION page 2
but said the committee was not a
policy-making body. The group is
supposed to create working parties
on issues, such as parking, and then
have these parties report back to
"To my mind, that is a far more
significant and useful participation
than having them (students) at this
table on which they really don't fit,"
The entities represented on the
nine-member committee are
governmental or institutional,
Howes said, not "amorphous
groups" such as students and
Loughran said if the town,
county and Carrboro are going to
be represented, then the 15,000
students in Chapel Hill should be
included as well.
Hardin said this committee was
modeled after a board formed
between the University of Virginia
and the city of Charlottesville.
The main purpose for forming
See TOWN-GOWN page 3