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4The Daily Tar Heel Friday, March 3,
Task force calls for FAA 'chain
By STEPHANIE VON ISENBURG
I In light of recent accidents involv
ing aging jets, an aviation task force
has told the Federal Aviation Author
ity (FAA) it must improve existing
jets by enforcing a nationwide mod
ification program and by replacing
; The task force, created by the Air
Transport Association (ATA),
recommended FAA enforcement of
intensified maintenance and inspec
tion programs of Boeing airplanes,
and especially of the planes' skin,
skeleton and rivets.
I The report also calls for mandatory
repairs suggested in Boeing service
bulletins sent to the airlines. Boeing
requested inspections of the planes,
but airlines have not been required
to follow the suggestions.
The report, first in a series of three,
focuses on Boeing planes because
they make up 70 percent of the
world's fleet, said Leslie Rowland,
spokeswoman for the ATA.
The next two reports will focus on
By LYNN GOSWICK
; Many day-care authorities in the
area agree parents in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro are finding it difficult to
find affordable quality day-care
services as child care costs continue
; Kate Sanford, director of the
Chapel Hill Co-operative Pre
school, said it is becoming increas
ingly difficult for parents in Chapel
Hill to find adequate day care for
Day Care Services Association
director Susan Russell said afforda
bility, quality and availability are
three major problems concerning day
care in Chapel Hill.
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By LAURA TAYLOR
. Carrboro recreation officials hope
to encourage downtown revitaliza
tion and development through a
series of locally sponsored programs
to begin in late spring.
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manufacturers, and the reports
should be released in the next two
months, she said.
The task force conducting the
study consists of members of the
ATA, aviation regulatory agencies,
NASA, airplane manufacturers and
mechanics from the United States,
Asia and Europe.
The FAA requested a study by the
ATA on the problem of aging jets
after the accident of an Aloha Airlines
jet in April 1988.
The report would require airlines
to fix problems that will lead to cracks
as the plane gets older, said Fred
Faarar, a spokesman for the FAA.
There is no set time for the
modifications, Rowland said. The
frequency of the inspections depends
on the number of cycles (take-offs and
landings) an airplane has had.
Many of the ATA suggestions are
already in place, she said.
American Airlines has started to
make 71 of the repairs recommended
A study by the U.S. Department
of Labor said that no more than 10
percent of a family's income should
be spent on day care, Russell said.
In Chapel Hill, a single mother
working as a secretary and earning
$15,000 a year must spend approx
imately 22 percent of her income on
day care for her child.
If a family pays $3,276 a year for
infant day care, which is the average
cost for Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
they would have to earn $30,000
annually, Russell said.
.In Chapel Hill, parents with two
small children must make $60,000 a
year to afford proper day care, and
although there are tax breaks to bring
boro Parks and Recreation Depart
ment, said town officials want to
encourage a downtown development
The town will promote some
downtown programs, but the com
mission hopes local businesses will
assist in the effort by sponsoring
"They are not promotional pro
grams per se," Kinney said. "But they
are geared for the downtown area."
"The commission is working on the
revitalization plan right in keeping
with the parks and recreation depart
man of the Carrboro Recreation and
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them, said Jim Brown, corporate
spokesman for American Airlines in
American also has a five-stage
Structure Life Improvement Pro
gram for repairing and maintaining
aircraft at the cost of $2 million per
plane, he said.
The cost of the' projected repairs
is $600,000 a plane and $800 million
"We have started doing the regu
latory work that's necessary to turn
those recommendations into man
dates," Faarar said.
The recommendations are to
improve airline safety, but there is no
danger to passengers before they are
instituted, Rowland said.
"We've got the safest aviation
system in the world, and we want to
make it better," she said. "We can
go one step further in preventing
"There are 16,000 airplane flights
daily in this country. We don't want
airplanes coming apart," he said. ,
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down the costs, $60,000 is still a large
income for a family, she said.
Because good day-care centers
have low staff-to-child ratios, there
is a need for well-trained, experienced
teachers, she said. Day care is
expensive in this area because the
community wants better quality care,
but qualified teachers are unavailable.
The problem of finding qualified
teachers is that day-care salaries are
low, and quality teachers are not
attracted to the profession, sht said.
Sarah Mansfield, Early Childhood
Programs director at Frank Porter
Graham Child Development Center,
said the decline in professionalism at
some day-care centers is tied to the
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The commission is considering
several proposals for presentation to
the board of aldermen, Murrell said.
The proposals are designed to
develop activities in downtown that
will appeal to the whole community
and attract people to Carrboro,
One program would sponsor a
street fair creating a "carnival-type"
atmosphere in downtown Carrboro
for children and adults, she said.
The street carnival would be called
the Orobrrac Fair and emphasize fun,
community, Murrell said. Orobrrac
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The airlines need standardized
maintenance practices which would
allow information to flow smoothly
between airlines, Brown said.
"We support (the ATA proposal)
even though it would cost us a lot
of money," said Joe Hopkins, media
relations manager for United Airlines
Both airlines will follow the recom
mendations set by the proposal but
insist that their safety records are
Last week's accident involving
United's flight 811 from Honolulu
caused the first loss of life in 10 years
of service (4 million flights) for
United, said Hopkins.
"It's extremely rare, nevertheless
we take it very seriously," he said.
There is no link between the
airplane accidents which have
occurred since the Aloha jet accident
last year, Faarar said. The Aloha
plane was the only known accident
caused by the aging of the plane's
lack of benefits and low salaries.
Nancy Park, administrative direc
tor of Child Care Services, said to
attract good teachers, costs to the
parents must go up.
Despite the high costs, Park said,
parents from Orange County are
filling local day-care centers and
home day cares and leaving other
children on long waiting lists.
Chapel Hill Day Care Center
director Nancy Taylor said the center
has a waiting list of 200 children.
The first five years of a child's life
are very important in development,
she said. Giving a child quality care
during those first years will give him
a head start in life.
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Another proposal suggests pro
grams about folk musician, Libba
Cotton, who is thought to have been
born in Carrboro and is considered
by many to be a pioneer in American
folk music, Murrell said.
A promotional guide listing Carr
boro holiday events as tourist attrac
tions has also been suggested, she
programs, but the
board of aldermen
" We don't intend to request budget
for all of them," Kinney said.
N.C. Central hazing incident
results in hospitalization of 2
From staff reports
DURHAM Two N.C. Cen
tral University students were
hospitalized after a hazing incident
involving the Tau Psi chapter of
the Omega Psi Phi fraternity last
Sophomore class president Paul
Woodson was admitted to Dur
ham County General Hospital
complaining of dizziness and low
blood pressure. Payne Lucas was
taken to the student infirmary for
treatment of a nose injury.
Officials at N.C. Central refused
to elaborate on the pledge
The fraternity involved was
suspended from campus pending
an on-campus investigation.
Condom machines installed
BOONE In January, Appa
lachian State University became
the state's first campus to install
condom dispensers in residence
halls in an effort to prevent the
spread of AIDS.
Gary Greene, ASU student
body president, will present the
new program today to the Council
of Presidents in hopes of imple
menting the plan throughout the
16 schools in the UNC system. The
council's members are the student
body presidents from the schools
in the system.
"We have had one case (of
AIDS) on this campus, and it is
estimated that three of every 1,000
people in the UNC system may be
carriers. If the averages hold, we
may have 30 carriers on this
campus who don't know they have
it," Greene said.
"We want to send the resolution
to UNC-system President CD.
Spangler so all the other 15
campuses can consider it," Greene
The machines are in 18 resi
dence halls on the ASU campus
and in common areas. About 30
percent of the profits will be used
for campus AIDS education and
sexual abstinence programs. The
other 70 percent goes to the
supplier, Barnett, Inc., of
. Protestors appeal suspension
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Pennsylvania State University was
the site of CIA protests last
semester similar to those at UNC.
Three students who were sus
pended for taking part in protests
against CIA recruitment on cam
pus formally announced t their
appeal last week in an unauthor
ized press conference. , , ,
University officials refused to
comment on the issue.
Heir jeopardizes Duke funds
DURHAM The adoption of
a 35-year-old woman by Duke
tobacco heiress Doris Duke has
trustees at Duke University wor
ried that they could lose millions
of dollars in endowments now that
Miss Duke has a descendant.
Miss Duke's assets are worth
about $2.5 billion. Several million
dollars are tied up in the Doris
Duke Trust, which was established
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Duke follows UNC pizza plan
DURHAM Duke Univer
sity's student government is con- ,
sidering a proposal to allow '
students to charge pizzas on their "
meal cards, much like the system '
The plan, which was submitted
by a student advisory group last';
February, could be in place by the,
end of this semester.
After local pizza businesses
submit bids, officials in the Duke
Dining Service estimate the pro-"
gram will be functioning within 60 "
days. ; '
Athletes say OK to drug testing
PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire ;
Members ot tall and winter'
sports teams from Plymouth State -'
College have voluntarily agreed tol r
submit to random drug tests in an
effort to prove their sports pro
gram is clean.
Results of the tests will not be '
made public and athletes will be
encouraged to seek help if they test '
positive. No punitive measures are ' '
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wrote the cost of testing the '
athletes, estimated at $2,500.
"We've decided to take a pre
ventive, pro-active posture by "
providing programming, aware
ness and education," said athletic '
director Steve Bamford. "By '
having this testing, we can show
that we run our athletics program '
Students present abuse program v
CINCINNATI, Ohio The
University of Cincinnati has devel- ,
oped a student-run program to-,
help students who are caught in
abusive dating relationships. -, ?
Recent statistics show that as-'
many as 20 percent of college
students have experienced vio
lence in dating relationships, but
only half of those students actually
end those abusive relationships.
Twenty students of both sexes
have been trained to present a 7Q
minute ; program, called "Loving -
loo Mucn; Keiationsnips, i hat k
Hurt." A second group of students ,
will soon begin the training pro
gram, which consists of two-hour .
sessions for 10 weeks. -The
presenters start the pro
gram with a questionnaire and .
move on to explore common
characteristics of abusive relation
ships, such as dependency on a
partner. Next, they explain how
factors such as low self esteem,
rigid sex-role expectations and a
family history of violence can
contribute to abusive tendencies.