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Is the 'pledge' syste Ado some order to Attention tznlz::: Last day to apply for graduation on its way u page 3 V ft 1Y A O Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 96. Issue 115 Wednesday, February 8, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina News Sports Arts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Today: highs in mid 40s In the twenties tonight v Thursday: sunny, Highs in the low 40s Iff . -:;::;: fx ":w.-:i V .j, " : .:. . - SI .;;- i yi , - X't if z I t X i , f i I p ;V r nr i . , - ' - Gift' of life"'"' Melissa Dratfin, a sophomore from Wise, gives Blood Battle in Great Hall. Today is the last day blood Tuesday afternoon in the Alpha Phi Omega to participate in the blood drive. Proof of By SARAH CAGLE Staff Writer Students who have not been vac cinated against measles by Wednes day will be asked to leave their classes. University Registrar David Lanier said Tuesday. 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 Comitractoirs make piaims for more By JENNIFER WING Staff Writer 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 cials said. 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 alternatives. ; ?At the very least, we need to be over the 2,000 (student seating) mark." : 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. Boredom DDimmyinioty needed- for c a vaccination card, said Dr. Judith Cowan, director of Student Health Service (SHS). "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 n styderaH: 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 said. "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 seating. "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 said. 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 DTH Brian Foley VACCINATION 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 said. "Having had the shot or the disease would give you antibodies to the seatimi 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, he said. 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, Geer said. 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 ComcdD to d target By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN Staff Writer 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 upon." Co am poo mi paper mo to G ecfl no By SANDY WALL Staff Writer 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," INFORMATION h 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 said. Sarah Reardon, a freshman from tydleotts irequest em U ira 5 VeirsD ty-towro ' pamiei By BLAKE DICKINSON Staff Writer 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 parking. 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 girade plain) 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 the Registrar. 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 ce prodiocttoOTA Heist said. 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 standards. Tennessee announced in late December it would not grant a variance to the. state's standard of 50 color units. 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 a aorauuaimee 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 Hospital. 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 counterproductive," Loughran said. 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 O earned. , 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 of 24. Members of the Special Interests Committee said they took a poll of the students last year concerning the proposal. "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 gious disease." Cowan said, "It's not an issue of fairness, and it's difficult for everybody." 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 Wednesday. See VACCINATION page 2 po5tioo 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 the committee. "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," Howes said. The entities represented on the nine-member committee are governmental or institutional, Howes said, not "amorphous groups" such as students and student government. 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 O r i

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