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Senior class officers watch intently as University employees
place the senior class gift, a marble University seal, in the
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
For the second time in three years,
the Black Student Movement (BSM)
has missed the deadline to apply for
Student Congress funding, congress
members said Monday.
The Carolina Course Description,
Carolina Quarterly, SAFE Escort
and the N.C. Student Legislature
(NCSL) are among other groups that
received funding last year but won't
be eligible during this year's budget
process, when congress allocates
student activities fees.
There were two deadlines that
Library officials say
By AMY WAJDA
The UNC library budget proposals
must be passed intact by the General
Assembly if the library is to overcome
losses in purchasing power and
sustain its national reputation, library
officials said Monday.
"'"Having suffered purchasing
power losses before, this one is crucial
to us if we are to continue to maintain
the quality of the library," said
University Librarian James Govan.
' Donald Kennedy, chairman of the
administrative board of the library,
said international economic condi
tions have hurt the library.
' "It (the proposed budget) is
By DANIEL CONOVER
Supporters of a plan to levy an
additional tax on downtown Chapel
Attention candidates for Stu
dent Congress! If you want to
appear on The Daily Tar Heel
Student Congress candidates
page on Feb. 20, you should go
to Union 211 any time between
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday or
Union 220 any time between 2
p.m. and 4 p.m. -Thursday. You
will be interviewed and photo
graphed at this time. Any candi
date who can't make these times
should contact Justin McGuire at
962-0245 or 962-0246.
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groups could have missed in order
to not be included in the budget
process the Feb. 10 deadline to
apply for funding and the Feb. 3
deadline to be offically recognized by
student government. The BSM
missed the Feb. 10 deadline.
BSM President Kenneth Perry said
Monday that the group would file an
appeal with the congress appeals
committee. He and BSM Vice Pres
ident Tonya Blanks declined to
The BSM also missed the deadline
for funding in spring 1987. That year,
the group had to wait until the fall
extremely important for the library
because the acquisitions budget for
the past couple years has been
woefully inadequate," Kennedy said.
"We need a very sizable increase to
keep up with the losses of the last
He said, "If the library continues
to lose ground, it will affect the
University's ability to attract and keep
faculty who depend on the library to
do their work."
The library's quality is also a factor
in attracting graduate students who
use library resources for their
research, Kennedy said.
"If we are to remain as a research
institution, we need to have the books
Hill merchants took the first official
step toward that goal at the Chapel
Hill Town Council meeting Monday
Downtown Commission president
Joe Hakan said the downtown would
benefit from the tax, which would
help fund the commission's $150,000
"We do have problems and we do
need solutions, and the Downtown
Commission is offering to help solve
those problems," Hakan said.
Hakan's proposal would create a
special service district in downtown
Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Property
owners would be assessed at a rate
of 7 cents per $100 of property.
Revenues from the tax, which
Downtown Commission co-director
Debbie Dibbert estimated at about
$65,000, would be used to operate a
free trolley in the downtown and fund
Thou art to me
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, February 14, 1989
ground in front of South Building
weighs 2,000 pounds.
to receive subsequent funding from
Congress Speaker Neil Riemann
said to grant an appeal, the appeals
committee would have to decide that
there was either an error on the part
of congress or a fundamental flaw in
the filing procedure, Riemann said.
The number of groups missing the
deadlines is slightly higher than in
past years, Riemann said.
Because the inauguration date of
elected officials has been moved back,
the congress budget process is earlier
this year than in past years, when the
final budget hearings were in April.
and journals faculty need to do their
work," he said.
One of the two proposals before
the General Assembly is a budget for
the Academic Affairs Library, which
includes all campus libraries except
the Law and Health Sciences
The total fiscal 1989 library budget
proposal is $10,887,173, an increase
of $701,561 from the fiscal 1988 total
of $10,185,612, said Larry Alford,
assistant University librarian for
planning and finance. The proposed
budget for fiscal 1990 is $11,027,173,
an increase of $ 40,000 from the fiscal
1989 budget, he said.
The increase for fiscal 1989 would
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other downtown revitalization
Hakan and Dibbert said the pro
posal is popular with downtown
But council member Joe Herzen
berg said he had read about oppo
sition to the plan from small busi
nesses, and he suggested that
commission members address those
"I think it's a wonderful thing when
citizens come to the council and ask
for their taxes to be raised," Herzen
Dibbert said the tax would cost the
average downtown business between
$10 and $15 a month.
But council member David God
schalk said some assessments may be
significantly higher. A published
a delicious torment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Monday afternoon. The stone
But Riemann said he didn't think
the new time caused the groups to
miss the deadlines. "The only groups
that should have had the expectation
that it would be later are the ones
who've been through it before," he
said. "And we sent letters notifying
groups that went through the process
Riemann said congress had also
publicized the deadline through
articles and Campus Calendar
announcements in The Daily Tar
Heel; a sign in Suite C; information
sessions; and by mailing reminders to
groups that were funded last year.
include an $356,962 increase in the
library materials allocation, bringing
that to $3,633,216, Alford said. The
increase for fiscal 1990 would include
a $40,000 increase over the 1989
allocation, raising it to $3,673,216, he
The other proposal, sponsored by
the General Administration of the
UNC system, would increase the
book budgets of libraries on all UNC
system campuses to compensate for
a decrease in library purchasing
Overseas and domestic inflation
and a weaker dollar contribute to the
See LIBRARY page 2
report claimed the tax would place
a $1,200 per month assessment on
University Square. Hakan said he was
still discussing the tax with some
landlords, including NCNB.
Mayor Jonathan Howes asked
Hakan whether the proposed special
tax district might require an arrange
ment between Chapel Hill, Carrboro
and the Downtown Commission.
"Have you considered the possibil
ity that one government will act and
one will not?" Howes said.
Hakan said, "I think well have to
take that as we go along." The
proposal does not require Chapel Hill
or Carrboro to relinquish autonomy
on spending issues.
Carrboro officials with questions
about the specifics of the tax district
plan were not necessarily opposed to
See COUNCIL page 3
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By JENNIFER WING
Chancellor Paul Hardin told about
50 students during the third parking
forum Monday night that he would
consider students proposals when the
ad hoc parking committee recon
vened later this week.
"I am perfectly certain we will
recognize your proposals," Hardin
said. He said the committee would
probably revise two or three of the
proposals based on student sugges
tions, but would retain several that
students do not support.
But according to Student Body
President Kevin Martin, if the ad hoc
committee's proposal is accepted as
it stands, students will lose 350 spaces
in addition to a temporary loss of 500
more spaces because of construction.
A major concern students
expressed at the forum was the danger
faced when walking alone from bus
stops to apartments,' houses or
Safety precautions will take prece
dent over any of the other parking
issues, Hardin said.
"What terrifies me is that we have
to deal with this safety issue," Hardin
said. "We have to take human safety
Most of the groups that missed the
deadline have indicated they may
Susan Hayes, NCSL delegate
chairwoman, filed an appeal with
Graduate student Allison Bulster
baun, editor of the Carolina Quar
terly, said she missed the Feb. 3
deadline to be recognized by con
gress, and she appealed Monday.
"It (the deadline) came unexpect
edly early," she said. "I was studying
for my Ph.D. oral finals and that is
She said the group received noti
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candidacy for SB P
By JENNY CLONINGER
Assistant University Editor
Rod Bell, a junior from Miami,
has announced his candidacy for
student body president.
He is a good choice for the office
because he is different from the
other candidates and because he
plans to work toward goals, not
just specific issues, Bell said.
"I'm for direction," he said. "If
you want the same kind of lead
ership we Ve had in the past, youVe
got a couple of guys who can offer
you that kind of leadership.
"I can take student government
in a different direction. I think
that's what the student body needs
Bell's two main goals are to
work for better relations between
campus leaders and administra
tors and to make student govern
ment less reactive, he said. "We
need to be aggressive in our
Continuity in student govern
ment is important, and "keeping
talented people in government"
would be a part of Bell's admin
istration, he said. Working
through campus organizations
would help him find talented,
experienced leaders to staff the
"I don't just want to put my
friends in there," he said. "I want
to be a leader in the true sense."
Making the campus safer and
improving UNC's learning envir
onment are key issues of his
platform, Bell said.
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as first priority; what we need is lights,"
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Student Congress Representative
Stephanie Ahlschwede (Dist. 14) said'
she would only feel safe walking" to
the bus stops or to her apartment if
the faculty also had to deal with this
"I don't understand why faculty
does not have to worry about their
escort service or strangers on the bus,"
she said. The faculty needs to expe
rience these fears in order for some
thing concrete to be done, she said.
Stephanie Robinson, a junior from
Greer, S.C., said women who live off
campus could not rely on a SAFE
escort because SAFE does not work
with off-campus students. The bus
system does not protect students all
the way to their apartments, she said.
Harry Gooder, Faculty Council
chairman, said because he walked to
campus from his house, he has
observed the safety problems. "I don't
think there is enough parking on
North Campus for the faculty, staff
and students," he said. "Why not take
one of the peripheral parking lots and
run a shuttle from North Campus to
See PARKING page 4
fication of the deadlines, but she
wasn't expecting it because the budget
process was early this year.
The Carolina Course Description
has also indicated it is interested in
appealing, Riemann said.
Graduate student Bonnie Morris,
a former president of the Carolina
Course Description who was in
charge of filing with congress, said
her group missed the deadline
through a misunderstanding. She did
not file to be officially recognized by
student government because she
See BSM page 2
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Improving campus safety stems
. from student government's aggres
sive stance, he said. "It's part of
not waiting for something to
Designating several paths as
main walkways and increasing
lighting and patrols there would
make heavily used areas of campus
safer, he said.
Also, course descriptions, pro
fessor and class evaluations, and
schedules should be combined and
See BELL page 3