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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, November 3, 1989a.
Campus and City
Professor receives patent
John Silva, associate professor
of physical education, has received
a patent on a computerized sports
The system has both scientific
and entertainment value, he said.
Silva has said he hopes to manufac
ture the system, which provides
audio and visual feedback to ath
letes when they practice in a variety
of simulated competitive settings.
Silva has said he thinks it could be
useful to professional, collegiate and
Olympic teams and theme parks.
"Blue Blitz" set to take off
The Carolina Athletic
Association's (CAA) annual "Blue
Blitz" will be held at the Clemson
game Saturday, and the group would
like all students to wear blue to the
The CAA will build a 7,000-bal-loon
tunnel for the players to run
through at the beginning of the
game, according to CAA President
Lisa Frye. The balloons will not be
' released due to dangers to sea turtles.
Planetarium to show "Genesis"
"Genesis," a film exploring earth
quakes, volcanoes and other proc
esses shaping the earth, will be
showing at the Morehead Planetar
ium through the end of 1989.
The film was brought back to the
planetarium because of interest
sparked by the recent California
earthquake. The film makes audi
ences feel like they're flying over
mountain peaks and volcanoes, said
Austin Guiles, director of the plane
tarium. "Genesis" .opens this weekend
and will be shown Saturdays and
Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 3 1 .
Graduate and MBA day slated
Students seeking information
about graduate schools and master's
programs in business administra
tion are invited to learn more about
them on Wednesday.
The program, sponsored by
University Career Planning and
Placement Services, will be held
from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in
MBA programs and graduate
schools from around the country
will be represented.
Artist to be honored Sunday
Robert Barnard, professor of art,
will be honored Sunday for his
exhibition of paintings displayed in
the Hanes Art Center Gallery.
The exhibition, "Deus Ex Mach
ina," will be on display through
Nov. 10. The 3 p.m. reception will
honor Barnard's 28 years at UNC.
, Tepper appointed to position
Steve Tepper, president of the
tlass of 1989, has been appointed
assistant general secretary of the
Bicentennial Observance Office.
. The Bicentennial Observance
will commemorate UNC's 200th
anniversary as the nation's first
state-supported university. The
event will examine UNC's history
and traditions, showcase its status
as one of the nation's top universi
ties and chart its future role in higher
education and North Carolina.
Project awarded grant
The Environmental Resource
Project, a part of the Institute for
Environmental Studies, has been
'awarded a $50,000 grant from the
:Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation of
: The grant will be used to support
;all the project's activities; it will
"provide technical assistance to
Icommunity groups and local gov
ernments and training to school
Professor elected to office
: Ronald Rindfuss, professor of
sociology and a fellow of the Caro
lina Population Center, has been
Selected president of the Population
Association of America.
V Rindfuss will serve as president
lof the society in 1991.
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By MARCIE BAILEY
The Residence Hall Association
(RHA) and members of the Campus
Y's Student Environmental Action
Coalition (SEAC) are working with
Marriott Corp. to find food containers
that will reduce environmental prob
lems such as ozone layer disintegration
and overflowing landfills.
Mark Chilton, chairman of the SEAC
cup project, said he was concerned with
the environmental hazards presented
by the Styrofoam and paper cups and
containers now being used on campus.
Chilton said plastic foams made with
chlorofluorocarbons were responsible
for destroying the ozone layer and that
Conservative winter to speak 00 Sooth Africa
By ROBERT BROWN
Walter Williams, a syndicated col
umnist and professor of economics at
George Mason University, will lecture
on South Africa and apartheid at UNC
Tuesday as a part of the Carolina Critic's
Williams will be talking about his
recent book "South Africa's War
Against Capitalism," in which he says
economic sanctions against the coun
try are hurting, not helping, blacks,
according to Brad Beebe, assistant
editor of the Critic.
Too hot to handle
Mark Robinson directs a cooling spray at his flaming pottery artwork
outside the Art Studio Building on Airport Drive Thursday afternoon
Special election to fill
By STACEY KAPLAN
A special election will be held Nov.
15 to fill the vacancy left in Student
Congress by the Oct. 12 resignation of
Rep. Bill Stallings (Dist. 15).
Any undergraduate who lives in
District 15 can run for the office by
obtaining a petition in Suite C of the
Student Union and getting 25 signa
tures from students in the district, said
David Smith, elections board chair
man. District 15 includes the area north
of Franklin Street and east of Airport
By CRYSTAL BERNSTEIN
Though Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.)
has not yet announced his candidacy
for the 1990 senatorial race, he has
already received campaign endorse
ments from two state politicians.
Harold Hardison, a former state
senator, and Lauch Faircloth, secretary
of commerce under former Gov. Jim
Hunt, have both announced their sup
port for Helms in the upcoming race.
search for safe food comtaiiniers:
polystyrenes in general had to be re
cycled. Waxed paper cups and unwaxed
paper cups with food grease cannot be
recycled, and the bleached white paper
used to make the paper cups is very
likely made with dioxins. Chilton said
that using paper cups resulted in dioxin
dumping in lakes and streams, defores
tation and possible health problems.
Although Styrofoam is also non
biodegradable, Chilton said he felt
Styrofoam recycling would be better
than paper recycling.
"It is estimated that a Styrofoam cup
can sit in a landfill and not change in
composition for up to 20,000 years. But
paper cannot biodegrade in landfills,
either. Nothing can really decompose
"He is against sanctions against South
Africa because by hampering the op
eration of the free market it gives the
white ruling party the opportunity to
clamp down and take away the jobs and
economic opportunities (of the blacks),"
The lecture, co-sponsored by the
Intercollegiate Students Institute and
the John W. Pope Foundation, will be
held at 7:30 p.m. in Murphey 111. A
question-and-answer session will be
held after the lecture.
"South Africa is a hot topic right
now," Critic Editor Jason James said,
The deadline to complete petitions is
Tuesday. No one has turned in a com
pleted petition yet, Smith said.
"Student Congress must always
represent the views of the entire student
body," said Gene Davis, speaker of
Student Congress. "This can only be
done when all 29 seats are filled."
The person who is elected will serve
on the Rules and Judiciary Committee,
in addition to representing the district,
Stallings resigned after a controversy
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2 endorsements; candidacy remains
These endorsements may seem pre
mature, but it is very probable that
Helms will run for re-election, said
Eric Lundgren, a press secretary at the
senator's office in Washington, D.C.
Helms is waiting to announce his can
didacy because he wants to avoid a long
campaign in North Carolina, he said.
Long campaigns can become bitter,
he said, referring to Helms' race against
Hunt in 1984. The race involved much
negative campaigning and was at that
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while sitting in a landfill. A carrot buried
in a landfill could remain there for 20
years," he said.
Eventually all the Styrofoam being
used will be recycled, Chilton said.
Joyce Brown, a candidate for the Chapel
Hill Town Council, is trying to start a
program to recycle polystyrenes that
will diminish landfill and environmental
Liz Jackson, RHA president, said
the RHA had already met twice with
SEAC and Chris Derby, the director of
Carolina Dining Service. The first
meeting was targeted at finding ways to
recycle Styrofoam and paper cups, she
said. At the second meeting, Marriott
was asked to look into the possibility of
explaining why Williams was asked to
speak. James said he thought that many
protesters wanted a revolution in South
Africa, and Williams would be able to
provide a different viewpoint.
Beebe agreed the lecture would
provide students with a different view.
"It is part of our mission to bring
conservative, libertarian views to cam
pus," he said. "We do that through the
Critic and our lecture series."
James said he thought it would be a
good learning experience for those that
attend, even if they disagree with what
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vacant congress seat
arose at the Oct. 1 1 meeting of congress
concerning his position on the Under
graduate Honor Court. The inclusion of
his name on the list of honor court
appointees to be confirmed by con
gress was criticized as a potential con
flict of interest.
Stallings announced his resignation
during the meeting, then made it offi
cial the next day. He said he did it to
insure the confirmation of the appoint
ees. Davis said Stallings would be missed
time the most expensive senatorial race
ever, said Katy Harriger, an assistant
professor of politics at Wake Forest
University. "It was a pretty nasty cam
paign." Helms doesn't want next year's race
to be a repeat of the 1984 campaign,
Lundgren said. "The longer (the race)
is, the worse it can be. He doesn't want
to inflict that on the people."
Helms may also be waiting to find
chool Exploration Day
using permanent ceramic plates instead
of Styrofoam plates for salads.
Chilton said the permanent salad
plates should be here very soon.
A third meeting is being planned to
discuss what Marriott can change about
other problems still existing with the
containers being used.
'To the credit of Marriott, almost all
the Styrofoam being used is made with
out chlorofluorocarbons," Chilton said.
"It is difficult to say when something
can be done about the other Styro
foams. Chris Derby has to buy through
a distributor to Marriott and has some,
but not all, control."
Derby has been working very hard
with SEAC and is aware of the environ
"One of the goals of the magazine is
to educate people," he said.
Dale McKinley, a UNC graduate
student from Zimbabwe and an outspo
ken supporter of economic sanctions,
said that he disagreed with Williams'
views and that he would attend the
lecture. Williams' arguments are not
new and have been proven historically
incorrect, McKinley said.
"Blacks want political and social
freedom," he said. "(Williams) does
not take into consideration the major
problems in South Africa; race cannot
be wiped away by the free market.
"No one can take over his role, be
cause he made it his job to be knowl
edgeable of the Student Code," he said.
"He was a man of honor who worked
hard for his constituents and all he
Before last spring, there were al
ways two to three vacancies in Student
Congress, Davis said.
"It's encouraging to see congress
make an effort to have all the seats
filled," he said. "It shows how impor
tant Student Congress has become to
the student body."
out who his opponents are before an
nouncing his candidacy, Harriger said.
Though it's too early to predict the
outcome of the race, Helms has a good
chance of winning, she said. "If he
could beat Hunt, chances are he could
beat just about anybody who came his
Helms is popular in the state because
he "does his homework" and meets the
needs of his constituents, said Andrew
Scott, a UNC professor of political
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mental concerns being voiced, Chilton
said. Thanks to his help, there is 'a
recycling bin located in the Student
"Marriott has been active and good
about it (environmental concern proj:
ects)," said Jackson. They have already
changed the Styrofoam coffee cups, in
the Union Station to a more environ
mentally safe kind.
SEAC is now working with area
businesses and Marriott on a SEAC cup
program that should be able to go into
effect in the next two weeks. The prof
gram will provide students with a SEAC
cup that they can bring to area busi
nesses and get discount refills. '
'The key point is that South Affi
cans have long called for divestment."
Critic publisher Bob Lukefahr said
he thought it would be a nice change of
pace to bring a free-market thinker to
the University. ;
"Walter Williams is one of the most
libertarian thinkers in the country to
day," he said. ;
"It provides for the black commu
nity an intellectual role model who has
a conservative viewpoint," Lukefahr
The fact that Williams is black lends
credibility to his argument, Beebe said.
By ERIK ROGERS
The coordinator for the annual Christ
mas parade, sponsored by the Chapel
Hill Chamber of Commerce, said she
encouraged student participation in this
year's event to make it a success. C
Sherri Powell, parade coordinator,
said she thought the parade would be
successful, but she added that student
participation would be greatly appreci
ated. The event will be held Dec. 2 from
10 a.m. until noon. The parade will
begin on Franklin Street in front of the
Morehead Building and end on Main
Street by Carrboro Town Hall. I:
"We have not had that many stu
dents to participate in the past," Powell
said. "This is a great thing for students
to get involved in. I hope this year will
bring different results." k
Powell attributes low student par
ticipation in the past to the fact that the
parade is usually during exam time.
Powell said she was pleased that the
UNC marching band would be taking
part this year.
The UNC marching band will have
plenty of company, thanks to the floats
that will be there. Robert Humphreys,
parade committee member and the
manager of Chapel Hill Cleaners, said
15 professional floats and 15 to 20
amateur floats were expected.
The parade will offer spectators other
sights such as dancing dogs, prancing
horses and 3-year-old tap dancers. But
even with all of the events that the
parade will bring, Humphreys pointed
out the true reason for the parade in his
own way. ?
"It brings Santa Claus to town,"
Humphreys said. "The little child can
look at that special man in the parade
and consider him to be the real Santa
The chamber of commerce will also
light the Chapel Hill Christmas tree in
front of the post office on Franklin
"When the tree is lit, it is such a
lovely sight," Powell said. "The mer
chants in that area have agreed to light
up their stores with white lights, so that
should make the scene look even more
Faircloth endorsed Helms because
he feels he has the clout to address the
problem of the federal deficit, he said.
"It's a one-shot issue with me." Though
Faircloth, a Democrat, does not agree
with many of Helms' views, he be
lieves Helms can help with the deficit
problem. "He has the dogged determi
nation and the respect in the Senate.
He's a man of unquestioned integrity;"
he said. '