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Volume 97, Issue 56
Monday, September 25, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sttuidy to ae
By MIKE SUTTON
In an attempt to alleviate some of the
parking problems besieging Chapel
Hill, the UNC Department of Trans
portation and Parking Services has
commissioned a study to evaluate sev
eral on-campus sites for new parking
decks, a transportation official said
John Gardner, transportation plan
ner, said his department this year allo
cated 12,100 parking permits, about a
quarter of which went to students. But
because of the University's steady
growth and the gradual loss of parking
lots to new construction projects, he
said, "This year, we're to the point
where we might not be able to offer
people anything, even in a park and ride
He said the study by Parsons, Brinck
erhoff, Quade and Douglas, a transpor
tation consulting firm based in New
York with offices in Raleigh, will ex
amine the parking decks' potential
impact on factors such as traffic pat
terns and air quality at three sites:
The parking lot at the corner of
South Road and Pittsboro Street, next
to the School of Pharmacy.
The Bell Tower parking lot near
An area in the vicinity of the Insti
tute of Government and Law School,
which may include the parking lot be
tween the two schools andor the two
easternmost intramural playing fields
next to the Institute.
BOT chaomami ay UNC
By NANCY WYKLE
The University will have to rely on
public and private funding to maintain
the quality of its faculty, the chairman
of the Board of Trustees (BOT) told the
UNC Faculty Council Friday.
Earl "Phil" Phillips said a freeze on
state salaries in the early 1 980s allowed
other universities to move ahead of
National environmental - conference to focus on local action
By LYNETTE BLAIR
An estimated 1,000 students from
across the U.S. and four foreign coun
tries will converge on UNC for a na
tional student environmental action
conference called "Threshold" Oct. 27
The Student Environmental Action
Coalition (SEAC) will host the confer
By JULIE GAMMILL
Effective Jan. 1 , 1 990, the unauthor
ized possession of plastic milk crates
from N.C. dairies will become a misde
meanor punishable by a $300 fine and
or up to six months imprisonment.
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Harper McNeil, 76, rests on the edge of what once was his mobile
home near Charleston, S.C., Friday morning. McNeil has lived on
Gardner said the report, which is
expected to be completed sometime in
January 1990, will examine the possi
bility of integrating the Bell Tower
deck with a research facility or other
building to make the best use of the
David Smith, a student government
member of the Transportation and
Parking Advisory Committee, said he
foresaw some student opposition to
building adeck on two of the Carmichael
"I think that's a spot that students are
going to be very hard against, because
that's one of the only two intramural
fields we have left."
Because of the constraints of sur
rounding buildings, none of the decks
would be as large as the 1640-space
Craige Deck, which the University will
begin constructing within the next
month. A new lane will be added to
Manning Drive to accommodate the
anticipated increase in traffic when the
Craige deck opens.
Gardner said the final bill for the
Craige deck is expected to be $1 1 mil
lion to $ 1 2 million, or about $7,000 per
parking space. "That's pretty typical
for a parking garage," he said.
'A 500-space park and ride lot con
structed over the summer on Estes Drive
near Horace Williams Airport will
replace the 500 spaces to be lost during
the Craige construction. "That at least
keeps us where we are," Gardner said.
Smith said that students are slated to
get 300 spaces in the Craige deck, in
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UNC in faculty salaries.
'Try as we have over the last few
years, we have not been able .to re
cover," he said. "It's jeopardizing our
ability to stay on top."
UNC was listed in the top 20 percent
of faculty pay before the freeze, Phil
lips said, but it is now listed only in the
ence, which its leaders think may be the
largest of its kind ever held.
"I think that this has the potential to
be a historic step for student environ
mentalism," said Alec Guettel, tri-chair-man
of the coalition.
The conference will bring political
leaders and some of the most well
known environmental activists to speak
and participate in panel discussions.
to make possession
name from a milk crate is also illegal,
said Barbara Short, executive director
of the CarolinaVirginia Dairy Prod
The dairy association, which repre
sents dairy processors in both states, is
kicking off a public awareness cam
paign to inform North Carolinians,
addition to retaining the 500 in the
UNC has also been working with
Chapel Hill officials to develop park
ing sites off-campus, Gardner said. The
University has leased land along N.C.
54, near the OrangeDurham county
line, to the town for $ 1 a year as the site
for a 500-space park and ride lot that's
expected to be finished in January or
February 1 990. A new express bus route
will carry drivers to and from campus.
One reason the parking situation has
steadily worsened is the failure to re
place parking lots claimed by new
construction, Gardner said.
"One of the problems we've had was
that as buildings have been built, we
have not always replaced the parking
lots they were built on," he said. He
pointed out Davis Library, the former
site of a large lot, as an example. "Prior
to Davis being built, we really didn't
have a real serious problem on North
Campus. I don't think it was nearly to
the extent that it is now."
Last year, 207 student spaces were
cut from North Campus. Gardner said
that student parking had been cut "to
the maximum extent we thought was
feasible," so no additional cuts in stu
dent parking there were anticipated.
Smith said he would fight any at
tempts at further cuts. "I will be raising
holy hell if I have to protect it."
A 12-point plan released last March
by the Ad Hoc Committee on Parking
See PARKING, page 2
top 40 percent.
In order to motivate and retain fac
ulty, UNC must pay competitive wages,
"Continued public funding coupled
with private funds is really the only
long-term answer," he said. "I honestly
believe we can be quite awesome if we
effectively marshal ourpoint of power."
The University must continue to
Senator Terry Sanford, D-N.C, will
give the welcoming address on open
ing night, and Randy Hayes, director of
Rainforest Action Network, will de
liver a keynote address.
David Brower, chairman of Earth
Island Institute, will sit on an environ
mental action panel. "David Brower
built the Sierra Club and is the best
known enviromentalist," Guettel said.
especially college students, of the new
law, Short said.
Nearly one million milk crates in
North Carolina and Virginia disappear
each year at a cost of about $2 million
to the dairy industry, Short said. The
publicity campaign will target students,
who often use the cases for storage and
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now move in with his daughter-in-law. See related story, page 5.
Elton John pounds out his opening number, Satuday night in
'Bennie and the Jets,' before a packed house review, page 6.
most omicrease facuitty pay
increase public funds, he said. Funds
should be drawn from business, finance,
"Wall Street and Main Street," he said.
Raising funds will not be an easy
task because many people think their
tax dollars are enough support, Phillips
said. "We're on the verge of seizing our
own destiny here, if we play our cards
The people of North Carolina regard
Workshops will address topics rang
ing from recycling and governmental
regulation to environmental careers and
Jimmy Langman, chairman of the
conference, said the conference is
geared more toward taking action rather
than informing. "Every attendee (of the
conference) will be required to attend a
grass roots workshop," he said.
furniture, and encourage them to return
their milk crates to local grocery stores
and dairies, she said.
Posters persuading students to turn
in their crates will be sent to residence
halls at N.C. universities and colleges,
she said. A separate advertising cam
paign in high schools and an essay
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the University as one of the state's
greatest assets, he said.
The University also needs to revital
ize working relations with the Board of
Governors and state leaders, Phillips
Chancellor Paul Hardin also spoke
to members of the council, focusing on
the state of athletics and academics at
"Grass roots" is a term used to mean
local action. Langman said these work
shops will allow students to present
environmental problems they are hav
ing in their areas to environmentalists
who are experienced in taking action.
"We feel that most people realize
there is a problem with the environ
ment," he said. "That's pretty much set.
We want to turn our concern into ac
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crates a misdemeanor
contest on the junior high level were
held this year. Short said.
Crates can be returned to grocery
stores with no questions asked until
Dec. 31, 1989, Short said. Then en
forcement of the law will be left up to
"My feeling is that our dairies would
CHHS students score
above average on SAT
By TRACY LAWSON
Statistics from Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools show that Scholastic
Aptitude Test scores at Chapel Hill
Senior High School were slightly above
the state and national average.
This performance occurred despite
North Carolina's ranking of 50th in a
recent national survey.
Statistics stated that CHHS students
scored an average of 472 on the verbal
section of the test, compared to a state
average of 397 and a national average
The students also scored above aver
age on the math portion. The CHHS
average for this section was 529, com
pared to a state average of 439 and a
national average of 476.
The overall SAT score average for
local students was 1001, according to
statistics. Seventy to 75 percent of the
seniors at CHHS take the SAT.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro school offi
cials said there were many factors that
contributed to the high scores of local
"We (CHHS) offer a separate class
on vocabulary development in which
the students only work on enriching
their vocabulary," said CHHS school
counselor Ruth Coleman.
"Emphasis is also placed on math
courses that give students background
in geometry, algebra, and trigonome
try," she said. 'To prepare students for
the actual test, we offer a SAT prepara
the Smith Center. See concert
Although Hardin said he will not
speak publicly about the state of athlet
ics while the N.C. State matter is pend
ing, or before UNC-system President
CD. Spangler meets with the chancel
lors in the system, he did say the UNC
CH faculty had maintained academic
See PAY, page 2
tion. The general philosophy is to think
globally, act locally."
Langman also said that the overall
purpose of the conference is to
strengthen the student environmental
"What this conference hopefully will
achieve is to reinvigorate student activ-
See CONFERENCE, page 2
be delighted to have their property
back," she said.
Milk crate theft was a problem at
Fowler's Food Store until employees
started keeping the cases inside the
store a few years ago, said Albert
See CRATES, page 2
tory course that is less expensive but
just as effective as the Princeton Re-'
view and other similar preparatory
Ruth Royster, a Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools board member, said she
believed much of the students' success
resulted from strong parental support
"(The high scores) can certainly be'
See SAT, page 6
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sion of Good Times" 3
Forum considers ethics code
for elected officials 4
Jazzing it up
Branford Marsalis proves mas
tery of the saxophone 6
City news 4
State and national news 5
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