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; Make your snowmen while you can Highs around 50 - through Tuesday Volume 96, Issue 123 v "':!- ' . 'v . V A snowman on Polk Place T f fi Kv .... 1 Commotfee to recHraft pairkiiinig recommOTdattiras By AMY WAJDA Staff Writer . Now that students, faculty and staff have been given the opportunity to voice their concerns about the chan cellor's ad hoc parking committee proposal, the committee will submit a revised set of recommendations to Chancellor Paul Hardin early this week, said Dennis O'Connor, provost and committee member. "We should have another draft out early this week," O'Connor said. He said he did not want to comment on EledtioDU By BILL YARDLEY Staff Writer Students will vote on six referen dums involving constitutional changes and increases in student fees in Tuesday's campus election. The most publicized referendum has been the proposal of a new Student Recreation Center (SRC) that would be connected to the Woollen-Fetzer gym complex. The facility would raise student fees $13 per semester and $4.35 per summer session. (Tarol Geer, president of the Caro lina Athletic Association and a leading advocate of the'SRC prop-" osat, said fees would not be raised until the center was completed and in lise. "The goal is we won't start collecting until the building opens. "The worst-case scenario is that Fiirinm proposes development in By CHARLES BRITTAIN Staff Writer A Raleigh firm is trying to gain the support of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County governments for a development at the new interchange at Interstate 40 and New Hope Road. Envirotek, a Raleigh architectural and development firm, has submitted a plan to Orange County requesting a change in the land use plan to allow development in the rural area. The area surrounding the intersec tion of 1-40 and New Hope Road is part of a rural buffer, an area jointly controlled by Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Chapel Hill town planner Roger Candidates 0 irn 'nnn!i!4sr'i o stands testament to the four inches specific changes yet because the committee has not met as a group since the forums. The committee submitted its first draft of the proposal on Jan. 31, and members refused to comment on the recommendations before the forums. Garland Hershey, committee chairman and vice . chancellor for health affairs, said the committee would meet sometime this week, but he was not sure when. Some work has already been done on the proposal,. Hershey said. "A to DoucDode ref eireimdltuiinrDS Elections people would have to pay the semes ter before the facility opens, but they (the Office of Student Affairs) will try really hard not to collect payment until the center has opened." Geer said the center will be a popular and necessary addition to the Woollen-Fetzer complex. "I think a lot of people will use it, more than a majority." The center will be "incredibly multipurpose," she said. "It's going to free up basketball courts in Woollen and Fetzer that have been used for aerobics and other activities." Students will have the use of new Nautilus, Universal and free weight Waldon said, "The rural buffer is designed to maintain a low-density development area within the community." Waldon said he had not seen the proposal submitted by Envirotek, but if the project is approved, some changes may have to be made to the present land use plan for the buffer. "Any alterations in the land use plan will require the cooperation of the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County planning depart ments," he said. Benjamin Taylor, president of Envirotek, said, "It (the project) is aimed at developing a service facility for the community, 1-40 and other It's good to for Student pages 6, 7 S31 Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Monday, February 20, 1989 r DTH Brian Foley of snow that fell on UNC group has met," he said. "Following the forums we have worked to modify some elements of a proposal for the chancellor. Work on that proposal is . continuing." O'Connor said the group has taken opinions heard at the forums into consideration. "We have been very attentive to concerns voiced at the public forums," he said. "We will make what we think are appropriate changes and present them to the chancellor." O'Connor did say comments about equipment; a special aerobics area and other equipment and activities, Geer said. There will also be a Wellness Center where students can get professional advice concerning health habits and workout programs free of charge. An indoor track may be included as well, Geer said. The other referendum that would raise student fees would create an undergraduate teaching award to be given by the students to any teacher or teaching assistant. Passing the referendum would raise student fees 75 cents a semester and 25 cents each summer session. Sandy Rierson, chairwoman of the student government Academic Affairs Committee and author of the proposal, said the award would give four grants of $5,000 each to four undergraduate teachers. roads in the area." The present lack of facilities to serve and support the Triangle area makes the 1-40 and New Hope Road location ideal for development, Taylor said. The project will be a helpful addition to the area. "No matter how undeveloped an area is, it could still benefit from a country store," he said. The proposed development will agree with the idea that the buffer maintain its rural character, Taylor said. . "We don't exactly have any busi nesses committed to the plan at this stage, but we will be pursuing busi nesses that will serve the needs of the be the king. riimoJsog your liiome n Chapel Hill, North Carolina nitow By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN Stan Writer Students staged snowball fights, built snowmen and sledded with cardboard boxes and trays from UNC's cafeterias yesterday as a surprising blast of winter rolled through central North Carolina. Meteorologist Van Coleman, from WPTF-TV in Raleigh, said snowfall in Orange County ranged from 2 to 12 inches. In nearby North Durham County, a steady snowfall led to an accumulation of 15 inches, he said. Coleman said he didn't expect any more snowfall in the immediate forecast, and that any precipitation in the next few days would probably be rain. "We were hit by two snowstorms," Coleman said. "The first one, which arrived on Friday, was basically made up of ice crystals and sleet. The second, which brought most of the accumulation, was made up of the big, flaky stuff." University police recorded a large amount of vandalism and breaking and entering over the weekend. MWe had several, roughly 10, instances of people's cars being broken into, and the town of Chapel Hill recorded about 14," a University police spo kesperson, who asked not to be identified, said Sunday. "I believe that people thought that since there was so much snow yesterday that they could get away with anything. "In view of the weather, it is hard ..to sec anybody ,,in the snow and j equally hard to chase them if you do catch them in the act." University police could only dis- fees for evening parking from stu dents would be taken into account in the next draft. One of the ad hoc committee's recommendations would allow faculty and staff to park for free on campus in certain lots after 5 p.m. Students parking on campus would have to pay a $2 parking fee. Student Body President Kevin Martin said he hoped the committee takes both the ideas in the student government counterproposal and student opinion voiced at the forunis Award winners will be selected from student recommendations, the Carolina Course Review and a student selection council of 10 stu dents, Rierson said. No more than three students in the same major will be allowed to serve on the council in order to avoid teachers in one department dominat ing the awards at the expense of other departments, she said. . Rierson said the award is impor tant because of its emphasis on teaching, regardless of whether it is given to a tenure-track professor or a teaching assistant. "We think this award demonstrates that students care about the quality" of the teaching they receive," she said. Three referendums that propose See REFERENDUMS page 8 iruira! zone community and the area," he said. Envirotek is optimistic that its proposal will be accepted because the governments involved are interested in positive development aimed at community service, Taylor said. "We would not pursue the project if we didn't think it was necessary and had a chance of approval," he said. The first phase of construction should begin within a year of obtain ing the approval of Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Taylor said. The project will not be built all at once, but parts of it will be phased in as the needs of the area change, he said. 2) History of the World, Part I Lj see insert n ira ami " think that most students decided to bomb the books and just sit around the VCR or play cards." UNC student Michelle Reid "E patch two patrol cars instead of the usual six because of the weather conditions, which made it more difficult to canvass the campus, the spokesperson said. But the UNC Student Patrol was out in full force. The buildings and grounds division of the UNC Physical Plant cleared campus streets, and workers from other divisions of the plant helped clear some of the walkways and staircases around campus to mini mize the chances of injuries, said Rodman Drake, an assistant super visor at the Physical Plant. "We had support service," he said. "Several of our men were out sho veling the walkways, awnings, any thing to help reduce the chances of students being hurt." Some area businesses reported normal or better than usual business over the weekend in spite of the difficulty in traveling. "We were very busy," said Bill Oshey, an employee of Ham's Restaurant on Franklin Street. "I believe that we were one of the. few.. restaurants- open on Saturday. We got a lot more students than usual, and I was pleased with the turnout." into consideration. "A lot of concern about $2 parking was very effectively voiced," Martin said. "But the very thought of them (students) losing as many spaces as they will next year was not as effectively voiced." But student voices should have been heard on the committee, Martin said. "Students should have had a representative on the committee," he said. "If not the student body pres ident, then through the vice chancel lor of student affairs." -History professor to address Senate do ring Geremony By JAMES BENTON Staff Writer UNC professor William Leuch tenberg will appear before the U.S. Senate on Thursday in a ceremony held to honor a collection of historical speeches delivered by a former senate majority leader. Leuchtenburg, Kenan professor of history, will address the full Senate during a special ceremony at the Capitol honoring Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., former Senate majority leader, and the issuance of "The Senate: 1789 1989," a partial collection of Byrd's speeches delivered before the Senate. Leuchtenburg was invited to speak before the Senate because of his knowledge of American political history, he said. "IVe been writing and teaching about 20th century political history for a long time." Leuchtenburg taught political history at Columbia University before coming to UNC and has written a number of books on the subject. He is also considered one of the nation's leading experts on 20th century American political history. In a telephone interview Sun day, Leuchtenburg said Byrd asked him to write a foreword for Student tickets for Duke game stiJ available Smith Center, 8 a.m.5 p.m. News Sports Arts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Ken Essick, assistant manager at the Rathskeller, said "It was pretty good, about average for a Saturday night. "Although we closed early, we were completely full. We cut back on the help, anticipating a less than normal turnout, but the students showed up in great numbers. We had very few, if any, adults to show up." Although some students took advantage of the weather and played in the snow, some students decided to stay inside. "I really enjoyed playing in the snow and getting a chance to walk around," said Michelle Reid, a freshman journalism major from Washington, D.C. "It hindered my plans a little bit. I think that most students decided to bomb the books and just sit around the VCR or play cards." Erik Sandstedt, a freshman polit ical science major from North Bruns wick, N.J., said he enjoyed the snow. "Some friends and I had a humon gous snowball fight, and then I played some snow football," he said "Although it did put a damper on some of my plans, I enjoyed the change in weather overall." The three-member committee was created by former Chancellor Chris topher Fordham in May 1988. The third member is Wayne Jones, vice chancellor for business and finance. Hardin said Sunday that he had told Martin several weeks ago he would not accept the proposal until forums were held to assess student opinion. Hardin said he would either accept the revised proposal as written or make some changes. "The ball will be in my court at that time," he said. the book discussing its importance to historians and to the nation because the book is the first history of the Senate to be issued in nearly 50 years. Leuchtenberg said he will address the Senate on the same topic. The complete collection of Byrd's weekly speeches, which total nearly 2 million words, will be published in several volumes. Their publication coincides with the year-long celebration of the Senate's bicentennial, Leuchten burg said. Byrd began his practice of history addresses in March, 1980, on a day when little was to be discussed in the Senate and most senators were not present. Byrd "was going to get through the business in about five minutes and adjourn" when he saw his grand daughter and her classmates in the Senate gallery, Leuchtenburg said. Instead of discussing business, Byrd delivered an hour-long spon taneous address on the Senate's history and traditions. A week later, another of Byrd's grand daughters attended the Senate, and Byrd spoke on another topic. Byrd began delivering weekly speeches, usually at the end of a See PROFESSOR page 4 i Ik .