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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, October 12, 19893
Campus and ' City
New program to
By JEFF D. HILL
The senior class peer advising pro
gram will begin operation Monday in
response to the need to supplement
existing faculty academic advising for
General College students, organizers
Robin Craig, the project's co-chairwoman,
said: "Kids don't really have
time (with their academic advisers) to
get information about class selection,
course selection and class descriptions.
Whereas, upperclassmen who have had
the classroom experience would be able
to help them with that sort of thing."
Black alummni set for
By CHRIS HELMS
This weekend's ninth annual Black
Alumni Reunion will be the largest in
the history of the event, according to
alumna and reunion organizer Cheryl
Jacobs said more than 160 alumni
preregistered, though she expected more
than 200 alumni to attend the reunion
held in the Carolina Inn. In the past,
attendance was usually about 65, she
The attendance increase is the result
of a year of planning, phone calls and
advertising, Jacobs said.
An alumni committee concentrated
efforts on attracting the 1 1,000 alumni
in the Triangle, according to organizer
Johnnie Southerland. He said turnout
Giroy p to update economic plan
By CAMERON TEW
The Orange County Economic
Development Commission (OCEDC)
will update its Strategic Plan for Eco
nomic Development in Orange County
at its meeting Thursday in Hillsbor
ough. Olivier Devaud, OCEDC assistant
said the strategic plan was implemented
in December 1988 to encourage eco
nomic growth throughout the county.
The program's goals include providing
more jobs and increasing the non-residential
tax base in the county.
The strategic plan committee is di
vided into five subcommittees, Devaud
said. The subcommittees have been
working during the past two months on
reports they will deliver to the OCEDC
executive committee at the meeting.
Local officials to attend
N.C league convention
;By JEFF MOYER
; Four Chapel Hill officials will
participate in the annual convention
of the North Carolina League of
'Municipalities (NCLM) on Oct. 15
' 17. The convention will address the
'trends and problems of cities and :
towns throughout North Carolina.
Public affairs director Margot
Christensen said the convention
' would center on the theme "Back to
the Future." Workshops and lectures
will focus on issues such as waste
management and the city's role in the
fight against drugs.
The convention will also address
city interaction in natural emergen
cies, Christensen said. The effect of
Hurricane Hugo and the resulting
Taking the plunge
Delta Zeta sorority member Monica Stein gets du nked as part of
Sigma Chi Derby Days. Proceeds benefit N.C. Children's Hospital.
Thursday-SaturdayOctober 12 -14 in Great Hall, Carolina Union
Over 24 product exhibits ' Seminars interactive Sessions Vendor Presentations Starts today at 1 p.m.
The program will coincide with
preregistration for the spring semester,
which also starts Monday. Office hours
are 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The office is
in 2 1 6-A, Suite B of the Student Union.
Senior peer advising was instituted
by Senior Class President Bobby Fer
ris. "Peer advising is an organized ver
sion of doing what is already done on
campus," he said. "That is asking who
is the teacher to get, what class to take
to fill what perspective and such. This
is done to supplement Steele Building
(General College advisers)."
Both Craig and Ferris emphasized
that the program was not intended to
from out-of-state alumni was generally
good, because they rarely return to
Chapel Hill otherwise.
Southerland said he expected alumni
to come from as far away as New York,
Chicago and Atlanta.
The reunion program features semi
nars, a luncheon, a presentation and
time for alumni to catch up.
The seminars focus on internships,
career development and health care
issues in the black community. All three
will be held at 1 1 a.m. Saturday. The
seminar about internships may be of
special interest to current students.
Elson Floyd, assistant vice president
for student services, will host the semi
nar, titled "Internships: Where Do I
In addition to the seminars, a variety
Reports will include individual find
ings and plans for implementation of
the strategic plan. The plan has targeted
12 challenges for economic growth in
Orange County and has a specific time
frame which runs through June 1990.
The OCEDC will update and evaluate
the plan each year.
The f ve subcommittees have focused
their efforts on different areas concern
ing economic growth in Orange County,
The Target Advisory Group has the
broadest focus of the subcommittees,
he said. This subcommittee reviews
how land in the county should be set
aside, zoning of land and cost benefits
of businesses considering locating in
The Public Information Committee
statewide city interaction will be the
topic of an open session,
"Many cities throughout the state
donated services to the areas struck
hardest," she said. The league tries
to capitalize on these types of inter
Chapel HillTown Manager David
Taylor will be a member of a work
shop addressing the question, "Are
you an ethical public official?"
The workshop will consist of a
panel discussion on the ethical ques
tions facing municipal governments
around the country, Taylor said ."The
public officials will discuss possible
ways to deal with difficult issues and
hopefully gain a better understand
ing of what these ethical problems
we ynderclassinnieini peer
replace regular appointments with
General College advisers.
"A lot of times (as an undergraduate)
I wished I had upperclassmen to talk
with to see what classes to take," said
peer adviser Jennifer Morris, a senior
from Southern Pines. "We're not here
to help someone pick a major, but we
can offer some advice on some classes."
One General College adviser, Ron
Hyatt, expressed some concern about
possible misinformation being given to
underclassmen. "Sometimes they
(underclassmen) get incorrect views
from upperclassmen," he said. "A peer
adviser may not know the new qualifi
of speakers will address the alumni.
Speakers include 1952 graduate Har
vey Elliot Beech, the first black student
to graduate from the University. Other
alumni will speak about issues such as
financial and economic development
in the black community.
Saturday night there will be a
"Weekend Extravaganza" at the Koury
Natatorium next to the Smith Center.
This will be the only event not held at
the Carolina Inn.
The reunion will end on Sunday with
an evaluation, planning for next year's
reunion, and a discussion of the future
of UNC and that of black students at the
University, Jacobs said.
Information about registration, ho
tels and events is available from the
General Alumni Association.
and the Infrastructure Committee play
important roles in the strategic plan
also, Devaud said. The Infrastructure
Committee deals with road construc
tion, telephone lines and sewage lines.
"This is a county wide strategic plan,
and since Chapel Hill is part of Orange
County, it is considered an important
part of the plan. Chapel Hill can only
benefit from the plan."
Downtown Commission co-director
Margie Haber said the commission
supported the strategic plan and tries to
work with the OCEDC when its plans
affect downtown Chapel Hill.
"We started our own plan before the
Strategic Plan was implemented, but
the two work well together. We haven't
seen the effects of the plan yet, but it is
Cleao-yo corttDMUes in Huso's wake
Charleston-area schools suffer
extensive damage to facilities
By ERIC LUSK
School officials in and around Char
leston, S.C., are still in the process of
cleaning up the damage caused by
Hurricane Hugo that has kept students
from attending classes for weeks.
Students at the College of Charleston
resumed classes Oct. 2 after Hugo
forced evacuation of the school Sept.
"We've had to adjust our schedule
somewhat by canceling Fall Break and
moving exams back a few days in
December, but we are going to make it
through the semester," said Harry Light
sey, president of the College of Char
leston. While estimates vary from day to
day, damage to the campus is figured to
be in the range of $6 million to $8
million, Lightsey said. Most of the
problems included lost roofs, structural
damage and water damage. One build
ing was completely destroyed, he said.
While enough rooms are available to
hold classes, some students have no
place to live and have been relocated to
other rooms until all the damage can be
repaired, Lightsey said. "Some of our
dorm rooms just aren't livable yet."
Various clean-up and disaster relief
committees have been formed by stu
dent volunteers at the school. Food and
money donations are being made to
help needy students, faculty and other
members of the community.
"I'm proud of the way our students
have bonded together through this
chaos. I think, as a school, we've all
grown a lot closer with one another."
Elementary and secondary schools
in the Charleston County District have
not yet resumed classes. School offi
cials said they planned to have students
back in the classroom Monday.
"We have a lot of proposals on the
table presently to accommodate for all
the lost time," said Martha Knight,
cations which have been put into place
for admission to that particular pro
gram. A peer adviser may not be as
current as they need to be."
About 25 senior advisers have been
selected through an application proc
ess. They have been trained to use the
majors manual, undergraduate bulletin
and class schedules, Craig said. Peer
advisers have also learned whom to
send students to should they have a
more complex problem than the ad
viser has been trained to handle, she
said. In addition, the senior advisers
have role-played possible peer advis
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supervisor of volunteer services in the
One proposal takes away all the
teacher workdays, two days of Christ
mas vacation, three of Spring Break
and two other holidays, she said. An
other proposition adds one 60-minute
period to each school day for one month
in the spring. Saturday classes are also
"The S.C. legislature will have to
approve any of our proposals before
they can go into effect," she said.
All 70 schools in the Charleston
School District sustained some sort of
damage, Knight said. One elementary
school and one high school were dam
aged severely and will not be opera
tional until much later.
"We've had to create new classrooms
and reassign those students attending
schools that will not be ready next
Monday," she said. "A couple of schools
will even be forced to have their meals
brought in from other schools because
of destroyed cafeterias."
Clean-up efforts have continued for
the Charleston School District, and
supplies, food, money and clothes
continue to roll in by the truckload.
"We've been contacted by people
from places as far away as Wisconsin
and California, who have said that they
want to help us," said Elizabeth Boin
eau, director of public relations for
Charleston County Schools.
PTA members, parents and even
students have lent a helping hand in the
clean-up effort, she said. More, than
200 people showed up one day to clear
the grounds of one school. The military
has also worked to help clear campuses
of trees and other debris.
"We've really benefited from all
those folks who have pitched in to help
us," Boineau said. "I don't know what
we would do without their sacrifice."
"We like to do a smoothing-off train
ing to smooth off the rough edges,"
Ferris said. "But basically they have
had the training for the last four years.
What we do is put them through some
extra things like the role-playing, as
well as having Dean Jicha come speak
with them and give them a sense of
what it's like being an adviser."
A peer advising program has been
tried before at UNC, Ferris said. The
idea has been around since the 1970s,
The groundwork for this year's pro
gram began when Ferris was working
APO putting together project
to relieve victims still in need
By KENNY MONTEITH
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity
is organizing a group to aid victims in
Charleston who were struck by Hurri
cane Hugo and is hoping to bring aware
ness of the problem to the UNC cam
pus, said Linda Sheppard, APO service
"We want to let the campus know
that Hugo isn't over. We're hoping that
students will feel that they are making
a difference because they are helping
According to Sheppard, one way for
students to help the people of Char
leston is to contribute items such as
building materials, heavy-duty clean
ing supplies and big sponges. "These
things will make the houses at least
livable. They have some food, but we
should go one step beyond that to the
Campus groups can also help stu
dents within the area hit by Hugo.
Sheppard said that if any UNC campus
groups had "brother" groups in the
immediate area of Charleston, they
could contact the group and find out the
Twelve Duke staff members went to
Charleston Tuesday to help elderly
women either move into new apart
ments or clean the apartments, accord
ing to Miriam Jicha, a volunteer for
Emergency Operations, a group help
ing coordinate clean-up in Charleston,
Dorchester and Berkeley counties.
They (Charleston authorities) are
requesting that no clothes be sent,"
Jicha said. "But they do need things,
especially Clorox so they can scrub
down mildew." Jicha added that lime
was also needed to help with odor and
possible sanitation problems.
"Heavy-duty supplies such as shov
els are needed to get the mud out of the
houses. Plastic buckets are needed too;
in addition they need manpower."
on 1988-89 Student Body President
Kevin Martin's campaign. Ferris said
he researched the feasibility for Martin
then and decided when he became senior
class president that he wanted to start
This attempt will be successful, Ferris
said, because the program has a staff
adviser Mary Bowman, assistant
dean of students. She will serve as the
continuing link from one senior class
administration to the next. Past pro
grams have failed because graduating
seniors were unable to find a way to
continue the program once they left, he
nesday afternoon in the contest sponsored by the
Tarheel Aluminum Recycling Program (TARP).
Jicha also said there was a major
distinction between the regular opera
tions and the emergency operations that
the people need. "Regular operations
are for sustaining the people as they
are, while emergency situations are
helping to get them back into their
homes and into jobs.
"There are professional people such
as nurses and professors who are now
getting food stamps because the money
that they had access to has been spent."
Jicha said many people were unable to
travel because of flat tires, thus making
it difficult for them to reach banks in
nearby towns or shelters that have food.
"Before Hugo, food stamps were
distributed because of income. Now
the requirements are an adjusted net in
come, that's since Hugo took his share."
Jicha said there was one case in which
a man who worked for a national food
distributor and whose business now lay
in ruin. "He has a wife and four children
and now he mus provide for them until
his employmei. .'egins again in No
vember. "Not everyone is in the same boat,
but a larger segment is in need," she
said. The food stamps are in effect until
Oct. 20, and officials are unsure what
their next step will be, Jicha said.
According to Jicha, a friend wrote
her and said "Savor your fond memo
ries of Charleston, they will never be
Any UNC group interested in help
ing Hugo victims should contact the
APO office at 962-1044 and leave a
message so that someone may return
the call. Emergency Operations' com
mand center phone number is (803)
Checks may be payable to Char
leston County Disaster Relief Fund and
sent to Harold Bisbee, Comptroller, 2
Courthouse Square, Charleston, S.C.