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2The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, April
We must also have the best available
instructional, laboratory, computer
and research equipment.
Hardin also addressed a question
concerning a statement he made last
semester about attracting North
Carolinians back to UNC to teach.
He proposed Monday an appointed
committee structure that would
create a pool of potential senior
professor candidates. The committees
would look first for people with some
ties to the region, he said.
The pool would be a roster of
people who might be worthy of being
lured back," Hardin said. "So when
searches come up, we don't start from
Hardin said in the question-and-answer
period that he was not
and concerned town and University
officials created a shelter task force
to find an alternative shelter location.
The task force suggested a new shelter
be constructed on Airport Road.
The IFC refused to move the
shelter because its members said the
downtown location was essential to
the shelter's success. The Airport
Road location was also near the
Chapel Hill Police station, which IFC
officials said would intimidate some
of the shelter's clients.
Mickey Ewell, owner of Spanky's
restaurant, said he did not support
the present location of the homeless
"I really don't have a problem with
it being downtown. I have a problem
with it being in the building it's in."
The old municipal building is not
an appropriate shelter site because of
the building's historical value and
because it would take more than $1
million to renovate, Ewell said.
Another problem, Ewell said, is
that downtown is not an appropriate
environment for a homeless shelter.
"People have this idea of a shelter
being a home-type place with grass
and trees. Outside that building it is
all asphalt and concrete.
"So people must leave there, sit in
front of the building or sit on benches
in front here (on Franklin Street)."
Ewell said this causes problems for
Homeless people come in and loiter
while merchants are in the stores by
themselves, he said. When the people
refuse to leave, the merchants have
to call the police.
There are alternative uses of the
old municipal building, which is
worth more than $500,000, Ewell
"It's not that the shelter doesn't
have a place in the community, it's
just that there are a lot of useful things
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interested in a drastic change in the
structure of the UNC system as a way
to increase funding. "We already are
favored. We are funded differently
from other schools.
"If it is not feasible for the state
to increase the differential in funding,
IVe offered an alternative to give
us running room and the budgetary
and managerial flexibility we need to
do a better job."
The University must also educate
North Carolina's people and legisla
tors about the importance of UNC
as a research university, Hardin said.
"We must intensify our efforts to
enlarge public and legislative under
standing of the necessity for main
taining excellence on this flagship
that building could be used for."
The building could be used as a
visitor center or for some other
function to benefit the town, Ewell
said. Continuing to house the home
less there will cause other problems.
"If your property is next to the
shelter, it is not as nice (as if it were
next to something else). It certainly
would lower the property value."
The town is likely to extend the
IFC's lease on the building for two
more years until 1992, and Ewell said
he would probably not pursue the
"It (the shelter) will be right in the
middle of town with great visibility,
so you (the homeless) can be seen and
loved by all."
Moving the IFC Community Kit
chen to the shelter will cause other
problems as well since the IFC feeds
more people than it shelters, Ewell
Debbie Dibbert, co-director of the
Downtown Commission, said that in
a recent survey, 53 out of 482 people
expressed concerns about the home
less and the "punks" who loiter on
the streets in Chapel Hill.
Dibbert said the commission
acknowledged that businesses and
residents were concerned, but she said
it did not plan to take action on the
homeless issue at this time.
"It makes us aware it's a concern
to keep an eye on. I don't think it's
something to take an initiative on."
The sense of security in downtown
needs to be increased by making
police foot patrols more visible,
Dibbert said. The commission will
work with the Chapel Hill Police on
the loitering problem in the down
Narinder Dahiya, manager of
Kinko's Copies, said he did not have
any real problems with homeless
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From Associated Press reports
HAVANA Presidents Mikhail
Gorbachev and Fidel Castro went
behind closed doors Monday for
marathon talks expected to air their
ideological differences and highlight
the problems of Third World nations.
A Soviet spokesman, asked
whether Gorbachev would offer to
people loitering, even though the
store is open 24 hours.
"On a rare occasion we have had
someone come in a little drunk late
at night and we ask them to leave,
and they are usually cooperative.
"Sometimes we see people early in
the morning going through our
dumpster. That's because we share
our dumpster with Pizza Hut,"
Dahiya said. "As far as real problems,
weVe never seen any,"
Sally Jessee, chairwoman of the
Public-Private Partnership's shelter
task force, said the task force was
formed in October 1988 and had
The task force's objectives were to
evaluate the present shelter site, to
evaluate possible alternative sites, and
to educate and involve the commun
ity on the homeless issue, Jessee said.
The task force suggested the Airport
Road site and several others.
A final decision on the findings of
the task force did not come to a vote
because the IFC did not want to
pursue the option of a different site
for the shelter, she said. The IFC had
the final decision on the location.
A new shelter located on Airport
Road could be designed to serve the
needs of the homeless adequately and
accommodate a growing homeless
population, Jessee said. The task
force also suggested the Airport Road
site because its location one mile from
town would be convenient for shelter
Having a permanent site would
also be a benefit, Jessee said. "They
have a short-term lease on a reno
vated building. It is expensive, and
we hope to be able to recoup those
Business people appreciated being
included in the discussions on the
issue, she said.
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Soviet Union, said that subject was
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The spokesman, Gennady Gera
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cussions with Castro and the Cuban
Communist Party's Central Commit
tee were held in a "friendly
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"We certainly found that busi
nesses were supportive and were
concerned about the issue. They were
not blind to the problem and were
all willing to help."
The general consensus among
businesses was that the Airport Road
site was a better site, Jessee said.
The present location does not
lower the property value of nearby
businesses, because most of these
businesses operate during the day and
the shelter only operates at night,
Jessee said. But when the Community
Kitchen is added to the present site,
it will have a much larger effect.
Jessee said she thought businesses
had a legitimate concern. "(But) I
don't think that outweighs the neces
sity to have it. It has to be someplace."
The Community Kitchen will
attract more people to the downtown
area, Jessee said. "If it didn't, the
program would not be successful."
The task force plans to continue
to work with the IFC on the homeless
issue. Jessee said she hoped the two
groups could work on increasing
available temporary housing like
short-term rental and boarding
houses and providing jobs for the
The IFC is receiving bids for the
renovation of the old municipal
building and will consider working
with the task force on these ideas once
that process is finished in a month
or two, Jessee said.
Ewell said the task force's idea of
moving the shelter to another site
failed because many influential peo
ple in town wanted it in the present
"It's a political and an ego thing. ,
There are a lot of people with clout
in this town, and it is their ego as
much as anything else to keep it
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Witness says North acted
under Reagan's direction
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON, A witness
on Monday quoted the late CIA
Director William Casey as saying
President Reagan had designated
Oliver North to handle the Nica
raguan Contras' military needs in
the event of a congressional ban
on official U.S. aid.
Vincent Cannistraro, a defense
witness in North's trial, said Casey
made the statement in the spring
of 1984 during a meeting at the
CIA attended by CIA official
anything differently as president.
"You always hope you can do more.
You have to know how to focus
yourself, or you run around from
issue to issue."
When Martin took office last year,
his aim was to make sure student
government projects got more atten
tion. He also wanted to follow in the
steps of former Student Body Pres
ident Brian Bailey by building work
ing ties witn the administration. "I
wanted to enhance those feelings."
Douglas Dibbert, director of the
General Alumni Association, worked
least 120 children on a daily basis,
The present center, which has been
operating since 1953, can care for 64
children and has a waiting list of more
than 120 students, he said.
Multiple centers spread through
out different parts of campus would
make it easier to accommodate all the
children who need day care, Harris
said. Parents confident that their
children are receiving quality care
r nearby will be more productive
students and workers for the Univer
sity, he said.
"Day care is a terribly important
issue just in a business sense to attract
and keep not just students, but
"The job of the University is to say,
'We want the best for our community.
We realize we have to provide a
building and high-quality day care for
children on and around campus,' "
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Duane Clarridge; Joseph Fernan
dez, the CIA station chief in Costa
Rica; and a Contra leader who was
The witness said at the outset
of his testimony that he was
knowledgeable about activities of
the CIA in support of the Contras
in the two years before the ban
on aid went into effect.
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with Martin during his term and said
he had been a very positive force. "J
have had a chance over a long period
of time to watch student government.
Kevin has to be one of the morp
thoughtful and accomplished (stu
dent body presidents) in terms ojf
making the most out of his time i$
Martin contributed to the commit
tees he was a member of as studenjt
body president, Dibbert said. "Hp
understood the potential for studenjt
involvement and drew alumni and
students closer together." ' j
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University day-care committee - -
now composed of administrators -j
to include students, staff and faculty
parents of children in need of day care
would be another step the University
could take to improve the day-care
situation on campus, Harris said, j
Concerned parents and other day!
care advocates have been circulating
a petition outlining goals they hope
the University will adopt, said Glorte
Faley, co-chairwoman of the Victory
Village board of directors. The.
petition will not be presented to the
administration Friday but will -be
submitted at a later date. Anyone may
sign the petition, which will be at;a
table in the Student Union and other
community events in the next month.
The presentation will occur Friday
about 11:15 a.m., and anyone advo;
cating University-supported day cafe
. is welcome to participate, Bridgers
said. The presentation is part of the
National Week of the Young Child
4 celebration, she said.