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Scheduled J -40 coosttractDOim delayed at least 1 week
By KIMBERLEY MAXWELL
and TAMMY BLACKARD
State and National Editor
' N.C. Department of Transporta
tion (DOT) officials had to delay
construction on Interstate 40 Mon
day, but construction plans will
proceed in one or two weeks.
Traffic was scheduled to be
rerouted to the highway's shoulder
during construction, but officials
discovered weather had damaged the
"The severe winter weather this
year caused the shoulder to deteri
orate even though we had streng
thened it not long ago," said Bill
Jones, DOT spokesman.
: The resurfacing of the shoulders
should take one to two weeks. After
that is completed, a section of 1-40
that stretches from Davis Drive to
By MARIA BATISTA
'. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School
Board voted unanimously in favor of
a controversial new transfer policy
; Under the new policy, no transfer
Students will be accepted into Chapel
;Hill-Carrboro city schools beginning
in the 1989-1990 school year.
; Superintendent Gerry House said
revisions in the transfer policy were
needed to help alleviate the over
crowding in the schools.
Children of staff members and
students who are already approved
to attend Chapel Hill-Carrboro
schools will be allowed to remain in
the district through the 12th grade,
. contingent upon student capacity and
The new policy also applies to
children who already have brothers
and sisters in the school system.
We should start with a principle,
and that principle is what is best for
the children in the district for which
we are responsible," said Ted Parrish,
school board chairman.
- House said eliminating all out-of-district
enrollments was the only way
to.ensure the children who live in the
district would receive the best instruc
tion and educational facilities the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools could
The question we have to ask
ourselves is this: Can we'continue to
educate out-of-district students with
out a negative impact on the services
We provide for the in-district stu
dents?" she asked.
"We have to take a stand some
where and not allow the out-of-district
students to come in when we
don't have enough room to educate
. Many disagreed. With the addi
tional state and tuition money
transfers provide, a few extra people
are worth the slight overcrowding
impact, said school board member
"If you look at it incrementally, it's
hard to measure. For groups of this
size, if we're talking about 47 people,
which is eight-tenths of one percent
of the total students in the system,
it's not that much of a difference.
They probably don't use the money
they bring in."
Out-of-district students pay a
tuition of SI, 605 and the county also
must pay $104 for a total of $1,709
School board member Sue Baker
said, I feel that most parents within
the district will not recognize the
impact ot these 42 students.
Superintendent House and Assist
ant Superintendent Neil Pedersen
presented two other transfer policies
to the board.
Option A was very similar to the
one the board adopted, but instead
of allowing out-of-district students to
complete their education in the
System, it called for their withdrawal
tipon completing the final grade at
the school they were attending in
This was a concern for many
parents of transfer children, especially
those attending Culbreth Junior High
-. The ninth-graders at Phillips Jun
ior High School will begin attending
Chapel Hill Senior High School
(CHHS) next year as a result of the
policy the board adopted Feb. 20 to
relieve overcrowding. Under ODtion
A, Phillips students would have been
allowed to attend CHHS, but Cul
breth students would have had to
transfer to their home district after
the ninth grade.
Board members also worried about
inequities that could have resulted if
Option A were adopted. The prop
osal was defeated 5-2.
''. Option C called for the transfer
policy to stand as it is. As of the
present school year, the restriction of
transfer students only applied to
Oiose in kindergarten through sixth
grade. All previously approved stu
dents, as well as their siblings, were
allowed to attend Chapel Hill-
Carrboro schools through the 12th
Wade Avenue will be resurfaced and
widened to handle the traffic in the
Triangle, Jones said.
But an N.C. DOT official said the
contruction wouldn't interfere with
The DOT will resurface and add
a new lane in each direction as part
of the Triangle 1-40 Project. Officials
hope to alleviate traffic congestion
and strengthen the road.
Most of the construction will be
done from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., said Steve
DeWitt, the N.C. DOT's resident
engineer. Only one lane of traffic will
be open during those times; lanes will
not be closed during more congested
The first part of the project, which
involved resurfacing the lanes, began
in the fall of 1988. The second part
includes more resurfacing to increase
the strength of the roads and the
Appalachian's chancellor expresses
BOONE Appalachian State
University (ASU) Chancellor John
Thomas publicly criticized editors
of the student newspaper Friday
because of recent articles.
He spoke out against an article
in The Appalachian titled "The
three-minute cure for insomnia at
night," which appeared in the
newspaper's fiction section. The
article describes a woman faking
enjoyment during sex with her
Another article in the opinion
section titled "Christians need
condoms on their noses," prompted
a local pastor to send letters to the
newspaper's advertisers urging them
to cancel advertising. The article
condemned Christians who advo
Shelley Kaehr, editor of the
newspaper, could not be reached for
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addition of another lane in both
Plans are to resurface and extend
1-40 in one direction and to add
guardrails in the opposite direction,
a DOT press release said.
A towing ordinance will be strictly
enforced during the construction,
DeWitt said. The N.C. Highway
Patrol will immediately tow any
abandoned vehicles to the nearest
interchange, and offenders will be
charged for the towing. These mea
sures will ensure that traffic will not
delay the contractor.
Alternate routes have been
improved to help solve any problems
because of the 1-40 contruction, the
press release said.
Carpooling and ride-sharing are
possible options for those commuters
who will travel 1-40.
"We have about 5,000 names in a
comment Tuesday afternoon.
Although the administration
cannot censor the paper, it can shut
it down. But Thomas said he hoped
the newspaper would improve, and
he said he wasn't considering shut
ting it down.
Thomas told trustees Friday that
ASU's Media Board members
would meet with next year's editor
candidates and advise them in
journalism. The new editor will be
chosen next month.
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But the traffic resulting from the
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The time that one travels on 1-40
is important, said William Kalsbeek,
assistant professor in UNC's School
of Public Health. Leaving home after
7 a.m. adds another 10 minutes to
the usual 45-minute trip.
Another commuter said the
improvements have been needed for
a long time.
"It's something they should have
done in the first place," said Gordon
Defriese, a professor of social med
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C.C. Mangum, Inc. received the
$ 10 million contract to widen 1-40 last
August. The project is expected to
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Yale may add Korean classes
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Yale
may soon add its name to the list
of Ivy League universities that teach
Korean in their undergraduate
Earlier this month, the Yale East
Asian Languages and Literature
Department expressed a desire to
add Korean to its course listing.
Yale is the only Ivy League school
that does not yet offer Korean to
Korean-American students at
Yale have been urging the university
to change its curriculum for years.
Several weeks ago, the Korean
Studies Task Force distributed table
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repave 1-40 near Raleigh
tents throughout campus and held
a meeting attended by almost 100
students to encourage the uni
versity's financial commitment to
Students protest proposed lottery
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Har
vard University students have
accused the housing department of
backing out on its promise to let
students choose where they live.
About 1,000 freshmen signed a
petition demanding that the school
ban a proposed housing lottery.
Under the plan, 25 percent of the
slots in eight of the 12 residential
houses would be filled randomly in
an effort to promote diversity. Only
15 percent of the freshmen pre
viously were assigned housing at
compiled by Susan Holdsclaw