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The Daily Tar Heel Friday, February 10, 19893
amaicao election marked by violence; at least
From Associated Press reports
.KINGSTON, Jamaica Sporadic
gunfire broke out Thursday as Jamai
cans voted in an election expected to
oust conservative Prime Minister
Edward Seaga and return socialist
Michael Manley to power after eight
years in the opposition.
.Police said one woman was shot
to: death and at least six people were
wounded in separate shootings and
a stabbing. The two main parties also
accused each other of intimidation
arid voting irregularities.
The killing of Glenna Williams, a
25-year-old pregnant housewife,
raised to at least 1 2 the number of
people killed in politically related
violence since the campaign opened
Jan. 15. Seaga said Williams was shot
a minute before he arrived to vote.
It was Jamaica's first nationally
contested election since 1980, when
an estimated 700 people were killed
in political violence over a nine
This campaign was shortened to
just over three weeks because of fears
of violence at the height of the
Caribbean island's winter tourist
Attacks were confined mainly to
slums in Kingston, the capital, and
a few towns where armed gangs
control large voting blocs. Montego
Bay and other beach resorts on the
northern coast were calm.
About 10,000 police officers and
soldiers were deployed to maintain
order at more than 6,000 polling
About 1 million people were
eligible to vote in this country of 2.4
million people, and lines formed
early. Officials had no immediate
estimate of turnout.
Manley, prime minister from 1972
to 1980, voted at a probation office
in Kingston. Manley said he awak
ened at 5:30 a.m. to check polling
stations where there might be trouble.
He said Seaga supporters were
harassing his supporters verbally at
one polling station, and five other
stations lacked red ink to mark voters'
fingers to prevent people from casting
Noting the atmosphere was less
charged than in 1980, Manley said
Jamaicans were "returning to former
adi-aod-ride lots to ease traffic woes
By JESSICA LANNING
Adding to the many actions taken
in an attempt to alleviate Chapel
Hill's traffic and parking problems,
the North Carolina Council of State
has approved the establishment of a
park-and-ride lot for Chapel Hill on
The purpose of a park-and-ride lot
is to provide parking spaces outside
the town so commuters can avoid the
problems of parking in town. Those
; who park in a park-and-ride lot can
then take a bus shuttle into town.
David Bonk, transportation
planner for Chapel Hill, said the new
. lot will be near the Durham-Orange
county line, southeast of the Univer
sity's Continuing Education Center
i site, and will provide 512 parking
; Bonk said he hopes the project will
; begin this summer and be completed
; by the beginning of 1990.
The cost of the lot has been
estimated at about $650,000, but
Bonk said he expects this cost to
increase as the town receives con-
; struction costs from the consultant.
' The lot will be paid for by three
main sources. Bonk said. The federal
government will provide 80 percent
of the cost through the Urban Mass
Transit program and the state will
provide 10 percent. The other 10
percent will come from a local fund
based on the value of the land.
UNC leased the land to the town
for a 1 0-year period. Bonk said there
would normally be a land cost for
the town, but in this case the Uni
versity will not ask the town to pay
rent. The land will be appraised for
the cost of rent and this amount will
be used as the local fund to pay for
Bonk said he is unsure what will
happen to the land at the end of the
10-year period. Either the lease will
be extended or the land will be
returned to the University along with
the parking lot, he said.
Students, faculty, residents and
commuters will be able to use the lot
since it will be public, and no permit
will be required to park in the lot,
The lot can be used by people
coming into Chapel Hill and by
people who need a central meeting
place for carpools going to Raleigh
and the Research Triangle Park.
The lot will not be available for
long-term parking, but Bonk said
there would probably be a provision
for 24-hour parking.
The lot will alleviate the parking
shortage at the University and should
eliminate some of the cars parked at
Slug's at the Pines, Bonk said.
"We expect some people who will
be displaced by University construc
tion (to use the lot)," he said.
"Continued shortage of parking will
be relieved by lots like this.
"It cuts down on the number of
cars entering the core area of Chapel
Hill and the University," he said. "It
reduces the amount of parking in
Bonk said preliminary plans are
being considered for additional lots
on U.S. 15-501 between Chapel Hill
and Pittsboro and a possible lot on
the Chapel Hill-Durham Boulevard
and N.C. 54 corridors.
Gene Swecker, associate vice chan
cellor for facilities management for
the University, said the University
decided to lease the land to the town
because only the town is able to
obtain federal government money.
"This way both of us (the town and
UNC) can benefit," he said. "Any
thing that adds to the supply (of
parking) is helpful."
Swecker said he was unsure what
will happen when the lease comes to
an end and a decision will probably
depend on how well the lot is utilized.
Swecker said the University is also
building a lot near the Horace
habits" of holding peaceful elections.
After voting at a Kingston high
school, Seaga accused his opposition
"The level of stealing of ballot
boxes and stuffing of ballot boxes,
backed by intimidation and pressure
from adjoining areas and by leading
political figures is something that's
undefinable," Seaga said.
Seaga said Williams was killed "a
minute before I got there. I saw her
dead right there." Police said she was
shot when a man fired at party
A member of Seaga's party, Sen.
George Ramocan, said Manley's
supporters intimidated some voters
and that men posing as police officers
stole ballot boxes from a polling
station in a Seaga stronghold.
Despite sporadic violence, people
were seen calmly chatting and stand
ing in line outside polling stations.
Jamaica's leading pollster, Carl
Stone of the University of the West
Indies, forecast Manley's party would
win 48 of the 60 parliamentary seats.
Manley and his left-of-center
People's National Party boycotted
the last election in 1983 in a dispute
over voter registration. That left
Seaga's right-of-center Jamaica
Labor Party with the 60 seats in
Seaga is seeking a third consecutive
term, something no prime minister
has achieved since universal suffrage
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