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Volume 97, Issue 34
Friday, April 21, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mistakes discovered! ion
By NANCY WYKLE
Mistakes in this year's course
catalog listed incorrect class times and
credit hours for certain UNC courses
because of the publisher's computer
error, registration officials said
Foreign language classes, espe
cially first- and second-level, seem to
be most affected, said Bobbi Owen,
By JENNIFER WING
Stslf Writer .... .
. Two research technicians in the
psychology department are circulat
ing a petition calling for the creation
of a statewide organization to educate
the public about the necessity of using
animals in research.
Preston Miller and Michelle
Nicolle said that more than 600
people had signed the petition.
"We started the petition to support
an organization that would educate
the public about the use and benefits
Town budget plan
proposes tax hike,
By JESSICA LANNING
Assistant City Editor
Chapel Hill Town Manager David
Taylor presented his recommended
1989-90 town budget Thursday,
which includes an increased property
tax to offset landfill costs.
Taylor proposes to balance the
budget with a combination of an
increase in property taxes, and
reductions in other departments
within the town.
Jim Baker, the town's finance
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Morrison Residence Hall shows
assistant dean of the General College.
Students can submit a substitute
preregistration form if a mistake was
made in their schedule because of the
misinformation. The registrar's office
will accept forms at any time during
business hours, said Kathy Ward,
scheduling officer for the registrar's
Students must see their advisers to
obtain a form, Ward said. Specific
of animals in research," Miller said.
"We were concerned because of the
things we heard and saw in the name
of public education."
But Christopher Smith, president
of Students for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (SETA), said the number
of signatures on the petition is
misleading because many of the
students who signed it participate in
animal research, such as research
"Six hundred signatures doesn't
indicate a ground swell of support
director, said proposed budget costs
were increased to $235,000 this year
because of an increase in landfill
tipping fees. The tipping fee, the
charge to dump garbage in the
landfill, will increase from $10 to $15.
Taylor's budget proposal will tax
real and personal property an addi
tional 1.5 cents per $100, Baker said.
This is an increase of 51 cents to 52.5
cents per $100 from last year.
There will be no increase in the
transportation tax of 3 cents, he said.
This additional revenue will offset the
landfill tipping fees.
To balance the budget, Taylor
suggests the town reduce departmen
tal expenditures by $175,000, person
nel expenditures by $125,000, the
General Fund contingency account
by $25,000 and the General Fund
contribution for debt service on 1986
bonds by $100,000.
Other revenue changes to balance
the budget include an increase of
$85,000 in estimated major state
shared revenues and interest earnings
and an increase in user fees and
service charges revenue of $55,000.
, The 1.5-cent tax increase and the
reductions in town departments will
remedy a deficit of $700,000 created
from past budgets. Taylor warned it
would take a tax increase of 5 cents
per $100 in property value to remedy
"We feel fortunate we were able to
reduce our tax increase," Baker said.
"This budget is (still) adequate to
provide services we've provided in the
A public hearing will be held in
May; and the budget is scheduled to
be adopted May 22 with a final
See BUDGET page 2
one effect of state budget cuts
adviser dates have been established
for June 1 and 2 and July 6 and 7,
but if students need to meet with their
adviser before this date, their forms
will be accepted, she said.
Advisers became aware of the
problems in the booklets when a
student discovered a mistake in the
number of days a foreign language
was supposed to meet, Owen said.
"By the second day of registration,
from students, but from those who
are already doing it (research)," he
said. ' v " ' '
But Smith said he was glad this
has happened because it would
produce a good atmosphere for
debate between the groups.
"It's good for students to see both
sides of it."
Miller and Nicolle said the public
receives a limited amount of knowl
edge about research on animals and
has developed misperceptions about
the treatment of animals in the
By SANDY WALL
Armed with stringed instru
ments and the works of William
Shakespeare, about 10 students
from the N.C. School of the Arts
held a "performance protest" on
the steps of the Franklin Street
post office Thursday.
The group was protesting the
continued leadership of Jane
Milley, chancellor of the N.C.
School of the Arts. Students at
the school have called for Milley's
"We're protesting that she's still
in power," said Laura McDuffee,
a freshman modern dance major
from Chapel Hill.
By protesting in Chapel Hill,
the group hoped to attract the
attention of UNC-system Presi
dent CD. Spangler, said Preston
Lane, a freshman drama major
from Boone and leader of the
But he said he did not foresee
a meeting with Spangler.
"We will not be trying to talk
to Spangler," Lane said. "He
doesn't want to have anything to
do with us."
Spangler was out of the office
Thursday and could not be
reached for comment.
The group also came to Chapel
Hill in an effort to rally support
for their cause on the other UNC
campuses, he said.
Most of the performance pro
test at the post office involved a
string quartet performing selected
works and two actors reading
lines from Shakespeare.
The reading of Shakespeare
See PROTEST page 5
press is good press. Vanna White
By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
Many of UNC's student-oriented
services have been forced to cut back
drastically on the use of materials and
the hiring of new employees because
of a $3 million cut in funding by the
' Office of Management and Budget in
.Raleigh, officials and students said
The 5 percent cut, in effect until
June 30, was the result of unexpected,
large expenditures by some state
organizations and a decline in the
Cuts made to the University
Libraries will greatly affect students,
said Larry Alford, assistant Univer
"All parts of the University have
been affected and forced to cut back.
We are drastically reducing several
services that we supply."
advisers knew what the problems
were and were able to steer students
in the right direction. Most registra
tion problems would have been
nipped in the bud that way."
Since advisers are aware of the
discrepancies, they will be able to
avoid problems with incoming fresh
man students, Ward said.
Because of the types of courses that
were misprinted, most continuing
"We believe, as do a lot of other
"people," that an' organization would
help to present a more clear picture,"
Miller said. A group similar to the
N.C. Association for Biomedical
Research (a lobbyist organization for
research) is possibly what this organ
ization will strive toward, he said.
Smith said he felt the petition drive
was not just an effort by two graduate
students, but the beginning of a local
chapter of the Association of Biomed
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One of the library services that will
be directly affected is the lending and
borrowing between area libraries
such as Duke University and N.C
State University, he said. "We are
reducing lending and borrowing. We
are eliminating reference searching,
' which is a fee that we have to pay."
Alford said the libraries are already
facing complaints from graduate
students who rely on the libraries for
their research. "These services are
used primarily by graduate students
who need our borrowing service."
Although the cuts will end during
the summer, they create a potential
problem for many students, said
Jurgen Buchenau, a graduate student
in Latin American studies.
"I definitely have a problem doing
work on my dissertation proposal.
My proposal will be adversely
affected. More importantly, I want
students wont be affected, she said.
, This is the first major mistake made
in the printing of the booklets, Ward
said. The university registrar's office
has used the company for one year.
The company, Computer Compo
sition Corporation, incorrectly
assumed that classes would not meet
more than three times per week. The
wrong number of credit hours was
also listed for some courses. (See page
"It may be a few lab animal
technicians . getting together,' but I
doubt it.1 " T
The organization represents the
opposite of what SETA stands for,
he said.- But SETA is not anti
research, as many people think, he
"We want them (researchers) to
. explain to us what they do, open their
doors and prove to us the benefits
of animal research."
The petition is being used to fight
against the misperceptions people are
Sandra Bardy and Geoff Dean play
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to be able to get microfiche that may
be located somewhere else.
"I think what we need is some sort
of rally or a protest. It points out
that our legislators are not really for
education. It is more important to
some of our legislators to put a road
through their town than to help
Other services affected will be the
supply of paper and ribbons to CD
ROM and Infotrac system compu
ters, the acquisition of new books and
long distance phone calls, Alford
"Once we run out of paper we wont
have any more. We will riot be buying
any more books for the rest of this
fiscal year. If the books go over, they
will be included in the next year's
See CUTS page 2
3 for complete listings of mistakes.)
The registrar's office followed a
different procedure this year when it
submitted the information that was
to be printed in the booklets, she said.
An electronic tape was submitted
instead of the hard copy used in
When the electronic tape was sent
See CATALOG page 2
led to believe by certain organiza
tions. Miller said. According to the
petition, "Given that the necessity for
using animals in research is not well
understood by many laypersons, and
that some organizations have ex
ploited this gap in understanding to
influence public opinion against
animal research, greater communica
tion between the research community
and the public is needed."
Miller said, "I think some people
See PETITION page 3
at the Franklin Street post office