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4The Daily Tar Heel Monday, March 20, 1989
By JESSICA LANNING
Assistant City Editor
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Down
town Commission is attempting to
determine the needs and wants of
businesses and the residential com
munity in downtown Chapel Hill and
The commission recently issued a
survey to Chapel Hill-Carrboro
residents and business people to
receive some input on how they feel
the downtown area could be
Debbie Dibbert, co-director of the
commission, said they have received
482 responses, and the results will be
The survey was in the Chapel Hill
Newspaper from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26
and was placed in 30,000 Village
Advocates on Feb. 19. The commis
sion's survey was also available at
several campus locations, Dibbert
The information obtained from the
survey will be used to determine
which development ideas would
succeed, which stores are being
shopped at, what type of stores are
being demanded, and basic likes and
dislikes of visiting downtown, Dib
The commmission will then
actively recruit businesses not being
represented downtown and deal with
the other problems facing downtown
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, she said.
The commission was organized by
the Public-Private Partnership and is
composed of 23 people representing
the business. University and residen-
By JAMES COBLIN
Applications for students inter
ested in being senior marshals, project
coordinators and committee
members for the Senior Class of 1 990,
are available at the Student Union
desk, according to class officials.
Applications should be filled out
and returned to the Union by March
27. Applicants may then sign up for
interviews, said Bobby Ferris, senior
All rising seniors are eligible for
the different positions. The senior
Seoioir officers seek
By SIMONE PAM
The Senior Class of 1989 is search
ing for an author for a senior class
poem, one of the many senior tra
ditions class officers have been
working on restoring to the Univer
sity this year.
"We would like to bring back old
traditions," said Steve Tepper, senior
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tial areas of the community.
The purpose of the commission is
to get more people to come down
town, and it is concerned with all the
interests of the people in Chapel Hill,
Other projects the commission is
working on include alleviating park
ing problems, the trolley, downtown
promotions and an inventory of the
square footage of commercial space
and rent levels, Dibbert said.
The commission is funded this year
by several contributions. A special
tax district is proposed to raise money
for future funding, Dibbert said.
Business people in the area said
they supported the commission and
said the survey was another step in
reaching its goal.
"1 think the Downtown Commis
sion is a step in the right direction,"
Wallace Kuralt, owner of the Inti
mate Book Shop, said. "I think
anything that will help out downtown
Danny Fox, president of the
Downtown Chapel Hill Association,
said he supported the commission,,
which the association has been
working closely with since it was
"1 think they are well on their way
to accomplishing things that have
been needed for a long time," Fox
The commission and the associa
tion have members represented on
both boards, and Fox said this
bolstered the role of the association.
"The commission has more polit
ical impact, a higher profile," he said.
marshal position is both honorary
and service oriented, and most
marshals serve as project coordina
tors. Committee members are not
definite positions, Ferris said.
"We will decide who goes where
after we determine what we have to
work with and who has experience
in what areas," he said.
Between 32 and 40 applicants will
be accepted as marshals, Ferris said.
Senior Class President Steve
Tepper outlined qualities interviewers
would look for. "People with enthu
class president. "The senior poem
seemed to be an interesting thing to
The purpose of the poem is to leave
a lasting, literary impression of the
class, Tepper said. In addition, the
poem should inspire unity within the
class and memories of the seniors'
four years at UNC.
Class officers have received a very
positive reaction from seniors, said
Lu Ann Hyatt, co-chairwoman of the
Class Commencement Committee.
"We hope that by bringing back the
tradition now, it will carry on
successfully for further years."
The Senior Class would like to
bring back other Carolina traditions.
"We are starting our bicentennial and
want to bring back some of the long
standing traditions of the University,"
Other revived senior traditions
include the Fall Germans Dance and
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"That helps us (the association)."
The association was formed about
10 years ago to increase merchant
trade downtown and make it a better
place to shop and visit, Fox said. It
was formed because merchants felt
the Chamber of Commerce could not
address all the problems of
Perry Dowd, owner's assistant at
Spanky's Restaurant, said the com
mission served a purpose that the
association has not always been able
"Someone is always available as a
contact for merchants. They (the
commission) are addressing the day-to-day
needs of the town.
"The association did that as best
as possible, but there was no perman
ent secretary. There was never a
permanent location," Perry said.
But many businesses said they had
mixed feelings toward the Downtown
"It is encouraging that , a lot of
people are involved in the revitaliza
tion effort of downtown," Alicia
Hardin, manager of Johnny T-Shirt,
said. "We hope what brings business
to downtown will rub off on us."
Many of the issues the commission
deals with, however, are not issues
Johnny T-Shirt employees are con
cerned with, Hardin said.
"A lot of people have different
opinions of what the Downtown
Commission should be and what can
and can't be solved by them," she said.
Grant Kornberg, one of the owners
of the Hardback Cafe & Bookstore,
is one of those people.
applications available foir Class of 1 990
siasm and ideas of ways to make a
difference. Not only people who can
work to achieve something, but the
mind to create something."
Ferris said one important aspect of
the marshal position would be to act
as ushers for this year's May
"We want people who are energetic
and excited about the University and
want to give something back to it,"
Tepper said a minimum of three
hours of work per week was required
of marshals. Most spend about eight
author to renew class poem
Members of the class said they were
in favor of a class poem.
Sarah Alam, a senior from Eliza
beth City, said: "It will bring back
some tradition. Hopefully, it will
motivate traditional feelings toward
the class and bring some sentiment
for the future."
Joe McCall, co-chairman of the
Class Commencement Committee,
said the poem should instill the ideals
and spirit of the class. "It will promote
far, Gardner said. The virus was first
discovered in the Undergraduate
Library Macintosh labs but hit the
MSC Davis Library lab software
hardest, Langfahl said. "Ninety
percent of my software was contam
inated. (But) we are 100 percent virus
The virus has only affected soft
ware files, not files created by
computer users, Gardner said. "It
damaged some of the applications
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"I have questions concerning their
reasons for being," he said. "I don't
feel they're representative of who they
claim they're representative of."
Kornberg said he doesn't dislike the
commission, he just wants answers to
some of the questions the existence
of the commission poses, such as
funding and in whose interest they
are really acting.
"They're acting in their best inter
est, not necessarily my best interest,"
he said. "I have no problem if they
are doing it for themselves if they say
that's what they are doing."
The commission does not always
seem to be interested in all the needs
of the community, especially stu
dents, Kornberg said. The Hard
back's clientele is mostly from the
"This town wouldn't be here if it
wasn't for students," he said.
"I know some cf these people (on
the commission) and they're great
folks," he said. "But that doesn't give
them the right to decide for us."
Kornberg said he questioned who
gave them the authority to make these
decisions for downtown.
"What gave them the idea Chapel
Hill needed to be revitalized?" he said.
"It's a wonderful little town a
wonderful little village."
The Downtown Commission may
not be the answer to the complex
problems of downtown and many
questions need to be answered,
"I'm very much against it," he said.
"I am not on their side."
hours a week, not only in the office
but also in outside time, he said.
The senior class has a set number
of marshals, but the organization of
committees and projects will change
as Ferris and Greg Zeeman, senior
class vice president-elect, set their
goals, Tepper said.
The new senior class is going to
have many new projects and will
expand many of the existing projects,
"People who want to make a
difference should seriously consider
unity. It is also a way for individuals
to get involved."
Tepper said any senior could
submit a poem for consideration.
"We don't want to limit it to just
poets. We will be judging its overall
impact, and not just its literary skills.
It won't be judged like an English
teacher would judge it."
The poem should include some
thing with which the class can
identify, Tepper said, and it should
contain feelings about being a senior.
themselves and some of the system
files. So far it hasn't destroyed any
documents created by users."
Lab assistants at labs with Macin
tosh computers are checking students'
diskettes for the virus with a software
program that determines what files,
if any, are infected, Gardner said.
Students with infected diskettes are
told to go to the Microcomputer User
Service Office to have the contam
inated files deleted, he said. "The only
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h o in r f u n d - r a 5 e ir
By JAMES COBLIN
The Campus Y Hunger Action
Committee will sponsor its second
annual Hunger Clean-Up fund
raiser to support local and
national efforts to fight hunger,
said Dalya Massachi, co
chairwoman of the Campus Y
Hunger Action Committee.
The Hunger Clean-Up project,
sponsored by the National Stu
dent Campaign Against Hunger,
involves 109 campuses across the
nation, including Wake Forest
University, UNC-Greensboro and
Appalachian State University, she
said. The national program is in
its fifth year of existence, and UNC
will participate for its second year
this spring, she said.
The fund-raiser will take place
April 15 with teams of about 10
members gathering to do com
munity service work in the Chapel
Hill area, Massachi said. Collect
ing canned food, collecting old
clothes, painting pre-school class
rooms and helping to clean up
low-income housing were among
last year's projects, Massachi said.
The goal for this year is to have
150 people work on the project,
with each person being sponsored
for at least $30, Massachi said.
Last year 75 people worked to
raise $2,000, she said.
applying," Tepper said.
Kenna Cloninger, a senior marshal
who is co-chairwoman of senior
week, said as a marshal she gained
a great deal of experience pulling
things off with little money and trying
to please as many people as possible.
Senior class marshal Lana Lewin
said, "I learned how to meet people
I didn't know and to work with them
as a team."
Merry Penegar said: "I now under
stand the administration better; they
have been very receptive to our
projects. Most of the things we do
Hyatt said the poems should say
something unique about the class, but
not be too abstract. No definite length
or particular form is required.
Tepper said, "In the past, the
ppems have been as short as one
stanza or as long as 12 stanzas."
The Commencement Committee is
considering senior marshals, editors
of Cellar Door literary magazine and
professors from the English depart
ment as potential judges.
The class poem will be published
way to vaccinate the diskette is to
delete the bad stuff off it."
Students probably could erase the
files themselves, Gardner said. "But
just to be safe we like to take a look
at it to make sure it's done correctly."
The MSC will check for the virus
for the next two or three weeks,
Futrelle said. Software in residence
halls will also be checked for the virus,
Deleting application files should
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The money is divided equally
between the local and national
efforts, Massachi said. Half of the
money will go to the National
Student Campaign Against
Hunger, which is in its second year
of supporting a project to dig wells
for fresh water in Ethiopia. The
wells average between $500 and
$1,500 to dig, Massachi said.
The other half of the money will
go to the Inter-Faith Council of
Chapel Hill, which sponsors relief
work for people without food by
providing food pantries and long
term support for needy families.
Money will also go to Orange
County Social Services, Massachi
The participants in the project
acquire sponsors for the amount
of time which they will work. The
project takes place on April 15
from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m., and after
the community work the volun
teers will all meet back at the
Campus Y for a picnic, she said.
The project does not have any
volunteers yet, Massachi said. "We
are encouraging friends to get
together in teams to work on the
The project is coordinated by
the Campus Y Hunger Action
Committee, but all campus organ
izations are encouraged to send
are not controversial. They help the
Tepper said the senior class com
mittees covered a wide range of things
including the class gift, alumni
relations, career facilitation, philan
thropy, homecoming and commence
ment. Senior marshal Cathy Ollice said
students could be involved in other
things and still serve in a senior class
position. Students shouldn't worry
about not having time, but they
should not do it halfway, she said.
in the Senior Almanac and the
Commencement Day program. The
class will also give a plaque to the
In 1920, Thomas Wolfe was the
author of the senior class poem. It
is a position that receives quite a bit
of recognition, Tepper said.
Seniors interested in submitting a
poem should complete the applica
tion and return it to the Student
Union Desk or Senior Class Office
in Suite B by March 20 at 5 p.m.
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made back-up copies of the programs
when they bought them, Gardner
None of the sources could say
where the virus originated. Several
said it may have come from electronic
bulletin boards and national compu
ter networks, where users copy
shareware or freeware that may be
infected. Shareware is software users
pay for after trying it. Freeware is
software users may copy without cost.
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