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ri Bruce Willis in Die Hard 7, 9:30, 12 in the Union Tickets $1.50 0O Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 34 Friday, April 21, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina News Sports Arts 962-0245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163 Partially cloudy weekend, temp near 70 today, high 70s tomorrow Wat mm I 11 If II t i i .: v lw (umuci cuts' we are unable to .vp;nr thK machine. .Microcomputing Support Center apoloeiei rv lor any inconvenience, Oircci your complaints, to the legislature. Sign on a computer terminal in Mistakes discovered! ion By NANCY WYKLE Staff Writer 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 Thursday. Foreign language classes, espe cially first- and second-level, seem to be most affected, said Bobbi Owen, Petittioo 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, departmental cuts 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 Inside N.C. wants another professional team..... 4 Walk the streets for world hunger 4 Come hear about life in El Salvador 5 See how many Phi Beta Kappas you know 5 Drivin' n' cryin' into R.E.M. concert 6 Don't let your books out of your sight ...7 UNC to battle Duke for NCAA lax bid 9 machine is hrok 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 office. Students must see their advisers to obtain a form, Ward said. Specific calls for 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 technicians. "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 this deficit. "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 past." 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 Any n a DTHTom Clark 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, animal research 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 Students protest By SANDY WALL Staff Writer 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 immediate resignation. "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 group. 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 stage press is good press. Vanna White n By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN Staff Writer 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 Thursday. 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 state's revenue. Cuts made to the University Libraries will greatly affect students, said Larry Alford, assistant Univer sity librarian. "All parts of the University have been affected and forced to cut back. We are drastically reducing several services that we supply." coiorse 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 laboratory. "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 ical Research. WKW if N.C. School of the Arts juniors .-v I i f-- ' a?" wra '" W I i It I I if x -- ,t.: 8-S5f; "S i i I ti -,v . . , ,iMi,.S..ii.. .. .:::: : 34- J i W-m-," ' , V" , V vwi. WS- . s "II x: . 'f....- ? m-J -1 i : wwqwwwTIiiiiiwhi.ii i iii ii ii i in m ui mi nurf: www4 y '. .y if I ; ' - - . 1 yc , .... 1 f - 1 ' - ' S - i i cut force redyctSoo 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 catalog 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 education ageocy "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 said. "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 "4 Sandra Bardy and Geoff Dean play SV .I -! V. rr"l !-t- 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 education." 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 said. "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 budget." See CUTS page 2 listtiou 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 previous years. 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 DTHEvanEile at the Franklin Street post office gs -A V

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