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Homecoming '89 Movie in the Pit "Animal House" Starts at 9 p.m. 60 percent chance of rain High in mid-60s Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 97, Issue 56 Monday, September 25, 1989 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts BusinessAdvertising 962-0245 962-1163 Sttuidy to ae By MIKE SUTTON Staff Writer 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 Friday. 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 lot." 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 Kenan Stadium. 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 .Staff Writer 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 Staff Writer 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 to 29. The Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) will host the confer N.C. Saw By JULIE GAMMILL Staff Writer 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. Defacing or removing the dairy's Dust in the wind j; -vi -T--V ff0J " -i!f 'LV 'p s r srixi w J -xr 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 land. 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 intramural fields. "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 Awards recipients 4 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 ucts Association. The dairy association, which repre sents dairy processors in both states, is kicking off a public awareness cam paign to inform North Carolinians, parkion addition to retaining the 500 in the Estes lot. 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, he said. "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 this plot of land his entire life, and since he has no insurance, he must now move in with his daughter-in-law. See related story, page 5. 3w 'Rocket man 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 right." The people of North Carolina regard Workshops will address topics rang ing from recycling and governmental regulation to environmental careers and rainforest action. 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 Special to the DTHTony Deifell of milk vV.... 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 said. Chancellor Paul Hardin also spoke to members of the council, focusing on the state of athletics and academics at UNC. "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 JL a i"i 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 the state. "My feeling is that our dairies would CHHS students score above average on SAT By TRACY LAWSON Staff Writer 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 of427. 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 seniors. "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 DTHEvan Eile 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 standards. 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 movement. "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 classes." Ruth Royster, a Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools board member, said she believed much of the students' success resulted from strong parental support for academics. "(The high scores) can certainly be' See SAT, page 6 Inside Homecoming happenings Committee plans "An Explo sion of Good Times" 3 Examining ethics 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 Features 6 Comics 9 Oh, bother! Winnie the Pooh

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