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PERMIT No. 250
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 97, Issue 33
Thursday, April 20, 1989
Chapel HiSI, North Carolina
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By MARK FOLK
Some student leaders and Univer
sity administrators are in disagree
rrient over a possible $25 transpor
tation fee that students would have
to pay to help maintain and improve
the, Chapel Hill Transit System.
:Trie fee, which the Board of
Trustees (BOT) will vote on April 28,
is Included in the recommendations
by';the Chancellor's Ad Hoc Com
mittee on Parking. If the BOT
Approves the fee, the Board of
Governors will have to pass it before
it takes effect next year.
Donald Boulton,' vice chancellor
and dean of student affairs, said the
Student Congress Speaker Gene
By JEFF ECKARD
UNC residence halls may soon
have condom vending machines if the
administration decides to support a
Student Congress resolution passed
"The time has come to think about
things like this," said Jill Gilbert
(Dist. 17). "The time of housemothers
and dorm mothers has gone, and
students come and go as they please.
By NANCY WYKLE
A lack of information about which
parking lots will have student spaces
available next year is causing some
students to register for parking
permits in lots that have few or no
Resident student parking on South
Campus has been cut from about
1,000 spaces to 500 for next year
because of the construction of the
Craige parking deck on L lot, said
Charles Merritt, director of campus
South Carolina students
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special fee would help make transit
more available to students. The
transit system would be able to run
more buses for longer periods of time
and add routes to its schedule.
"The fee is going to enhance the
transportation system," Boulton said.
"We want to improve service both on
and off campus so that students will
get better service."
Because the Chapel Hill Transit
System operates all buses that serve
the campus, the University pays it $1
million per year, Boulton said. This
money, which comes from parking
fees collected from members of the
faculty and staff, will still be given
to the transit system even if the fee
Davis (center), Student Body
This is not a question of morality;
the fact is that it does happen. It is
a positive step in the right direction."
The resolution suggests that con
dom vending machines be placed in
first-floor bathrooms of residence
halls and also on the top and middle
floors of residence halls with more
than five floors.
Installation of the machines will
come only after administrative appro
val, said congress Speaker Gene
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affairs for student government.
Of 561 L lot spaces, 531 will not
be available because of the construc
tion, Merritt said.
Students are being told about the
change in the number of spaces in
L lot, said John Gardner, transpor
But employees in the Transporta
tion and Parking Office do not know
which spaces will be eliminated
because they don't have the Student
Parking and Allocation Committee
recommendation, said Beth Corn-
By JESSICA LANNING
Assistant City Editor
In compliance with new state and
federal laws, Chapel Hill will begin
drug testing law enforcement
employees this July and its transit
employees beginning December 1990.
Betsy Harris, Chapel Hill person
nel analyst, said the town would only
test newly hired law enforcement
personnel and transit employees since
these were the only groups affected
by state and federal mandates.
The federal mandate also requires
drug testing transit employees if there
is a serious accident that causes
property damage more than $5,000,
she said. This will not affect the town
considerably because accidents have
been reduced since the bus system was
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is enacted, he said.
Boulton said improving the transit
system for students was something he
had been working on for a long time.
One of the reasons for this is 85
percent of bus riders in Chapel Hill
are students, he said.
"We are finally asking students to
help pay for the improvements. I'm
excited because it (the improvements)
is something weVe been needing for
a long time."
Wayne Jones, associate vice chan
cellor for business and finance, agreed
with Boulton, saying he thought the
transportation fee would benefit the
"I think it's a legitimate fee and
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President Brien Lewis (far right)
Davis. The final decision is up to
Chancellor Paul Hardin, he said.
But Davis said Wednesday before
.the meeting he was confident the
administration would favor the
"I guarantee condom machines will
be in residence halls by the fall
semester. The administration believes
there is a need for the machines, and
this will provide the impetus to move
the administration to install the
well, head cashier for Transportation
"We don't know what's going on.
We don't know any figures. We can't
even give good advice."
The Student Parking Allocation
Committee began work one month
before preregistration started, said
David Smith, committee chairman.
The Transportation and Parking
Office will receive information Friday
about how many spaces are available
in each lot, he said.
The student body president needs
Besides job applicants and after
accident employees, transit workers
will also receive drug tests for
reasonable cause and random testing,
Harris said. Employees will be tested
for marijuana, cocaine, opiates
including morphine and codeine,
amphetamines including metham
phetamines and phencyclidine.
"If the town suspects someone's
inability to perform because of
alcohol or something else, then we
have always assumed they would
have a drug test if necessary," Harris
said. "That's where the question of
probable cause comes in."
The town also has a rehabilitation
program for those who test positive
so they may return to work. "We very
heartily support that, and we have
had the program for four years," she
to begin drug
one that will help to improve service
to student users. It is a good move,
and I am pleased that the student
leadership is in agreement with it."
But Student Congress Speaker
Gene Davis said although the transit
system needs to be improved, he did
not think a $25 fee increase was the
"That is a lot of money for students.
We need to improve the transit
system, but I think we need to
consider who is going to benefit from
Student Congress will have a non
binding vote on the transportation fee
April 26 and will then make a
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condom vending machines."
Most of the debate Wednesday
night centered around the technical
aspects of where the machines would
be installed, rather than the moral
implications a fact graduate
member Jim Taylor (Dist. 5) said was
"Everyone is too concerned with
where the machines will be located
and is not addressing the actual issue
of whether condom vending
to appoint members of the committee
at the beginning of February next
year to avoid the problems that arose
this year, Smith said. If they are
appointed earlier than they were this
year, the Transportation and Parking
Office should have all necessary
information before preregistration
begins, he said.
Most of the remaining spaces in
L lot will go to graduate students,
Merritt said. "We tried to get resident
See PARKING page 2
said. "We don't just terminate that
The testing will . be enforced
through the Urban Mass Transit
Association for the transit employees
and the N.C. Criminal Justice
Department for the law enforcement
employees, Harris said. The agencies
will not do the actual testing.
To work on the details, an ad hoc
committee composed of a cross
section of town administrative and
supervisory employees has also been
formed under the direction of the
Town Manager David Taylor to
address issues concerning drug test
ing, Harris said. The committee will
look at the circumstances surround
ing the issue and either make a
See TESTING page 3
recommendation to the BOT, Davis
said he didn't think it was the student
body's responsibility to pay for the
"It is up to the transit system to
pay for the improvements and then
pass the costs along to users. It should
tax people that use the services
instead of randomly taxing the entire
Students already pay enough for
bus services through federal taxes and
rider fees, Davis said. It would not
be fair to make students pay for
public transportation three times, he
Student Congress representative'
Jurgen Buchenau (Dist. 3) said he
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
RALEIGH Student leaders
from several UNC-system schools
gathered outside the General Assem
bly building Wednesday to voice
opposition to a bill they said would
threaten the autonomy of student
governments in the state if passed.
The bill, introduced last week by
Rep. Stephen Arnold, R-Guilford,
would outlaw the use of student fees
for homosexual groups on UNC
system campuses. It would also
prohibit the use of campus buildings
by those organizations.; ; .
Arnold has said the groups pro
mote homosexual acts, which . are
illegal in North Carolina.
The bill will go before a subcom
mittee of the House Education
Committee next week.
But the student leaders, represent
ing UNC-CH, UNC-Charlotte
(UNCC) and N.C. State University
machines should be placed in the
residence halls," he said after the
public debate. "There are other
places, such as public health service,
where students can obtain condoms.
I am opposed to any effort to
distribute condoms to students on
campus. This is like putting sugar in
front of a horse's mouth or, better
yet, like putting candy in. front of
But Mindy Dawn Friedman (Dist.
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Third-grade students from Pendleton play 'Duck, Duck, Goose'
outside the Morehead Planetarium on Wednesday afternoon.
would oppose the transportation fee
when it came up for a vote next week.
"I think it's an outrageous idea.
People that pay for parking permits
on campus shouldn't have to pay for
shuttle service also."
; Kevin Martin, former student body
president, said he thought the trans
portation fee could be worthwhile
because parking on campus was
becoming an increasing problem.
"I dont think it's good to have any
kind of fee increase. But if the $25
fee is going to be paying for new
services for students that wouldn't be
able to get to class because of the
parking problem, then I think it's
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(NCSU), said the law would destroy
North Carolina's tradition of student
self-governance by interfering in the
right to distribute student fees.
"As the future leaders of this state,
I believe it's important for this bill
not to pass, because we must allow
student leaders to have leadership
experience," said UNC-CH Student
Congress Speaker Gene Davis, who
Efforts to reach Arnold for com
ment Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Davis said he had talked to student
government leaders from Appalachi
an State, University, East Carolina
University, UNC-Asheville, UNC
Greensboro and UNC-Wilmington,
and they have expressed opposition
to the bill.
Brooks Raiford, president of the
NCSU Student Senate, called the bill .
an attempt to "tie the hands" of the
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12) said the purpose of placing
machines in the residence halls was
to provide access to condoms for
students who could not drive to off
campus areas to get them.
It is important to make condoms
available at the Student Union
because many students use the facil
ity, Gilbert said.
"The Student Union is an excellent
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