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Thunderstorms, wind and rain today Windy, 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday Volume 96, Issue 124 tadeinitt Hectors fodla By JUSTIN McGUIRE Assistant University Editor : Students will go to the polls today to vote for candidates for a variety of campus offices and on several referendums. : Elections Board officials predict an average turnout. ; The poll sites will open today at 10 a.rh. and all but two will close at 7 p.m. The Morehead Sundial site will close at 5:30 p.m. and the law school site will close at 6y p.m. ;' Elections Board Chairman Wil born Roberson said Monday that he expected no more than 22 percent of students last year's total to vote in today's election. . Roberson said he didn't expect a greater turnout because students seem to be less interested in running for the campuswide offices this year. "Normally, you have a lot of people running for the campuswide offices and a only few for Student Congress," he said. "This year, it's switched." Four students are running for student body president this year, well below' the average of seven for the last five years. Among the other won offocoals satisfied! By LARRY STONE Stalf Writer "The snow was a welcome sight to many people this weekend, but it caused some problems for the town of Chapel Hill. Overall, though, town officials feel the situation was handled well. Public Works Director Bruce Heflin said this storm was pretty routine. The challenge was, it occurred out of working hours, Heflin said. "It costs a little bit more to pay the overtime, but there is a little less traffic in town, but more on street parking in residential areas. Heflin said his department was ready for the snow and ice but he felt that everyone was a little fooled by the amount. r v f 1 V J7 ? f Runaway success Jon Bon Jovi offers the audience on during the opening song "Lay Will : V ! fa f:,Cu ; ChallcQinig one up for teachers -pages - Elections U9 offices, only CAA is above average, with three candidates, slightly higher than average for the last five years. Forty-five students are running for 29 Student Congress seats. Only District 4 has no candidates. A run-off election will probably be necessary in some of the major races, Roberson said, but he expects most to be in the congress races. A runoff is necessary in a single-seat office if no candidate receives 50 percent of votes cast. A runoff election would be on Feb. 28. The Elections Board will count votes in Room 220 of the Student Union and will post results in Man ning Hall 209, Roberson said. "I don't expect results until around 8 p.m.," he said. "And I pray we're done around midnight." The candidates for student body president are Rod Bell, Brien Lewis, Trey Loughran and Kevin Sisson; CAA president candidates are Robert D'Arruda, Lisa Frye and Suzie Saldi; Police stop snowball fight 3 '-' When we heard about "the storm,, we followed the weather reports carefully, and checked our equipment at the end of the week, he said. The Public Works Department spent the first evening seeing if the storm was going to change from ice to snow. There are different ways to fight each, Heflin said. "If a storm is strongly forecast, we first put sand on the bridges and steeper streets, which are the first to ice over, he said. "Then, we go from there. You can't really plow snow until it's several inches deep." North Carolina weather is hard to predict, so the town does not set aside a large amount of money to prepare for a snowfall. But money is set aside '--or' 1 Soffit' 'Jit?-' " a grin as Alec John Such plays Your Hands on Me" from their There's nothing I hate more than nothing. Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Tuesday, February 21, 1989 Residence Hall Association president candidates are Liz Jackson and David Smith; and Sharon Kebschull is the lone candidate for The Daily Tar Heel editor. Candidates for senior class presi dent and vice president are the Danny Rosin and Bryan Brayboy team and the Peter Hancock and Ranchor Harris team. Jeannie Gontram is the only candidate for senior class secre tary and David Bull, George Saad and Anna Baird are the candidates for senior class treasurer. , All officials elected today except the DTH editor will be inaugurated on the first Tuesday in April this year about a month later than in previous years because of a referendum on last year's ballot, said Gene Davis, Student Congress rules and judiciary committee chairman. Students will also vote on six referendums today, including two that would raise student activities fees. One is a proposal to build a new Student Recreation Center (SRC) with a $13-per-semester increase in student activities fees. Another fees referendum would increase student in other funds, Heflin said. "Manpower is the major expense for tisrpalthbugh wed d 'buy some salf and sand, he said. "It would be a rare winter where we overspend our budget." Heflin expects the cost estimate on the first snowfall of 1989 to be in Tuesday. Police planner Jane Cousins said the storm also didn't cause much trouble for the police, since people generally stayed home through the storm. "I think that was because it was the weekend and there really weren't many things open on Saturday," Cousins said. "We were very glad there were no serious accidents and really have to thank public works and the people 4 latest album, "New Jersey." The Center Sunday after a brief set by h V'k ft ypporamis Of mOSiC - at Chapel Hill, North Carolina n eatr o o activities fees 75 cents per semester to create an undergraduate teaching award. Davis said a simple majority of 10 percent of the student body must vote in favor of a fee increase referendum for it to pass. The other referendums include proposals to create a student body vice president, to allow the outgoing student body president to appoint the student attorney general, to allow Student Congress to set the date of its budget process and to ensure that all summer school student activities fees be spent during the summer sessions. Votes will be cast on the punch in cards, Roberson said. Next year, the Elections Board will probably change to a scanning process, similar ' to computer graded test sheets. Students must show an I.D. and current registration card to vote, Roberson said. Also, only juniors and rising fifth-year seniors with proof of their status may vote for senior class officers. For a write-in vote to be valid, first and last name and office of the candidate must be listed. with response who stayed off the streets," she said. The pojice department gets a lot : of calls during tKsc sf 'rms, ahd "they try to answer emergency medical calls first, Cousins said. Despite the positive comments from town officials, there were some weather-related incidents in the town this weekend. B Ted Matheny of Greensboro was arrested Sunday and charged with assaulting a police officer after an officer reported that Matheny threw a snowball and hit the officer in the ear. A police car was also hit in a separate incident. b One serious accident caused by the weather was reported. A car driven by Glenn Stuart of Winston Salem was traveling east on N.C. 54 near Smith Level Road when it II DTH David Minton New Jersey Tour hit the Smith Skid Row. See review, page 6. R fl uime sooimd page AH-Campus sites: Campus Y 1 0 am -7 p, rrt Craige 10am.-7p.rn. Davis 10 a.m -7 p,m. Student Union 10 a,m-7 pnru Health Sciences Library 10-7 p.m. Morehead Sundial 1CK5:30 p.m. District sites: Carmichael (12 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Cobb 11)10 am7 pm- Connor (11) 10 a.rrL-7 p.m, Eftrfngfraus (13) 10 am,7 p,m. G ran vi I le Towers (8) 10a m7 p. m. Hinton James (13) 10 arcv7 p,m Law School (1) 10 ama p.m. Lewis (10) 10 a.m-7 p.m. Manly (10) 10 &m7 p.m. Mclver (9) 10 a,rrL-7 p.m. Morrison (1 4 .10 &nv7 p.m. , Spencer 9 10 arn.-7 p.m. Whitehead (1 2) 10 a.nv-7 p jtl 'Students must show i.d. and current registration card to Only rising firth-year seniors with proof of their status and Juniors may vote lor senior class officers. For a write-in vote to be valid, first and last name and office of the candidate must be listed, skidded into the path of a 1983 Buick driven by Mary Fowler of Burlington. Damage "to Stuart's "Nissarf was" estimated at $10,000, and damage to Fowler's car was $5,000 a Snowballs were the cause of several incidents. A man was driving his car on Hillsborough Road Sat urday night when someone threw a snowball at his windshield, causing him to run off the road and hit a parked car. Damage was estimated Committee rejects funding appeals' of ia n fl fi u sicuoemitf By JUSTIN McGUIRE Assistant University Editor The Black Student Movement (BSM) and four other campus groups will not be allowed to participate in the Student Congress budget process, the congress appeals committee ruled Monday. The appeals committee met to decide if seven campus groups which missed deadlines for the budget process could be included in the budget process. The Carolina Quarterly, SAFE Escort service, Omega Psi Phi fra ternity and the N.C. Student Rural Health Coalition also will not be allowed in the process because they missed one of the deadlines for participation. During the budget process, con gress allocates student activities fees to student groups. According to the congress bylaws, Lottery to I o moosDims assicnmeiiiics By KAREN ENTRIKEN StaffWriter The housing department's new guaranteed sophomore housing pol icy goes into effect today, as all juniors and seniors wanting on campus housing and students chang ing rooms await their fate at the general housing lottery at 5 p.m. today in the Great Hall. Rising sophomores who want a different room than their present one, juniors and seniors who want to live on campus and students who already changed residence halls and need new room assignments will be entered in the lottery, said Collin Rustin, Edie Brickell Don't forget to vote! Most campus pollsites open until 7 p.m. News Sports Arts 962-0245 Business Advertising 962-1163 oiisinses to ssnow at $300. A UNC student was driving his "parents Dodge Lancer dowrrFrank lin Street Sunday when a group of people near Four Corners began throwing snowballs. One of the snowballs broke his right rear win dow, causing $150 damage. A man was assualted by snowballs Saturday as he walked near Inntown Apartments. He said seven men were responsible for the attack. srouos u an appeal can be granted only if there was some procedure in error on the part of congress. The committee ruled that UNITAS can be included in the process because group members filed the budget request on time, but it was misfiled by a student government member. No representative of the Carolina Course Review attended the meeting and its hearing was delayed. The BSM also missed the deadline in spring 1987 and had to wait untit fall to get subsequent appropriations: from congress. Last year, the group received $17,161 from congress. Congress Speaker Neil Riemann, Student Affairs Committee Chairwoman Stephanie Ahlschwede" and congress; member Chandrasek-: har.Ramanathan (Dist.5), the com-; mittee members who heard the cases; s See APPEALS page 2 determoime n . : associate director of housing. -More juniors and seniors may be disappointed this year because the new guaranteed sophomore housing system responds to sophomores greater demand for on-campus hous-i ing, Rustin said. The housing department decided this year to guarantee freshmen living in the residence halls the same room for their sophomore year. Rising sophomores who elect to keep their ( room will therefore not have to enter the lottery. Rising juniors and seniors must participate in the lottery. ' See LOTTERY page 2

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