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4The Daily Tar HeelWednesday, November 15, 1989
City and State
ballots for town coyoco
By JULIE CAMPBELL
The election for four seats on the
Ciapel Hill Town Council was held
fvo weeks ago, but the race is not over
yet for one of the positions.
Alan Rimer, a member and former
chairman of Chapel Hill's planning
board, edged out Mayor pro tern David
Pasquini by only nine votes in the offi
But Pasquini said there would be a
recount of the election results at 9 a.m.
on Thursday at the Orange County
Board of Elections.
"If the recount turns out in my favor,
I'll probably take the rest of Thursday
off, and I might be at The Cat's Cradle
By SHEILA LONG
Assistant City Editor
, .Carrboro's Board of Aldermen voted
unanimously Tuesday night to allow a
leash-free area for dogs in Community
Park on N.C. Highway 54.
Dogs will be allowed to roam in a 1 .2
acre area to the left upon entering the
' In early September, the board
Project slated to widen
By ERIK ROGERS
Traffic jams and traveling behind
slow drivers on U.S. Highway 15
501 will soon become memories as a
result of plans to widen the highway
from two lanes to four lanes.
The two-year project is scheduled
to begin in 1996. It will cover 15-501
from Chapel Hill to Pittsboro. Offi
cials say it will cost $32 million to
complete the project.
N.C. Rep. Joe Hackney (D-24th
District) said the project might occur
sooner than the anticipated date.
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Pasquini requested the recount on
Friday, and the Board of Elections
approved it Monday morning, he said.
"My supporters wanted a recount,
and I knew everyone would understand
my reasons behind the request. There
are no personal attacks involved here
because we (the candidates) are all
Pasquini said he thought the recount
would show a difference in the number
of total votes, but he was not sure if the
difference would affect the election
Rimer won with an official total of
2,400 votes, and Pasquini received
2,39 1 ballots. "A recount is worth the
aldermen establish leash-free
adopted an ordinance requiring pets on
town property to be on a leash. At that
time, the board asked the town staff to
determine whether a leash-free area
could be established.
Richard Kinney, the recreation and
parks director, said the parks commis
sion decided to recommend the chosen
area because of the pine trees that bor
der the area on three sides.
Danny Rogers, highway planning
engineer for the N.C. Department of
Transportation, said between 16,000
and 17,000 cars traveled through that
section of highway each day.
"That is the maximum number of
cars a two-lane highway is supposed to
Rogers said traffic was heavy in the
area because it was the main route to
Duke Hospital and North Carolina
Memorial Hospital. He said the area
also had heavy commuter traffic.
Rogers predicted environmentalist
groups would not be too concerned
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effort because there were so many votes
cast," Pasquini said.
Bobbie Strickland, supervisor of
Orange County Elections, said the only
difference between the original
election's count and the recount would
be the location. The board will hold the
recount at the Orange County Board of
Elections in Hillsborough offices in
stead of at the precincts in Chapel Hill.
The candidates and the general pub
lic may attend the recounting process,
"Mr. Pasquini has not indicated any
suspicions of irregularity in the count
ing process. He has just recognized the
potential for human error."
"This border won't keep the animals
in, but it provides a physical area to
allow owners to know when the animal
leaves the area. Animal control (dog
catchers) could also enforce easily from
the parking lot."
The parks commission examined
using the lake area but decided against
recommending it to the aldermen.
"A leash-free area around the lake
about the project because it only
involved widening a highway that
was already in existence.
But Chapel Hill Town Council
member Julie Andresen said she did
not like the idea.
"I'm not sure if the money is there
to get the project started. I'm glad to
see that we're getting money for the
roads in this area but we need to look
at the big picture."
Andresen said widening the high
way would cause more traffic con
gestion for the town of Chapel Hill.
'This area is going to be clogged."
By JULIE GAMMILL
Gov. Jim Martin has appointed a
new chief-of-staff to his administra
tion, replacing his present chief who is
entering the private sector.
Martin hired Nancy Temple, now
the assistant secretary of community
development and housing in the N.C.
Department of Economic and Commu
nity Development, to succeed Phillip
Kirk, the present chief-of-staff.
Although Temple will not take over
the position until Dec. 1 , she and Kirk
are conducting daily meetings to make
the transition easier, Kirk said.
Kirk, who has held the position since
February 1987, said he was leaving
Task force to review state food stamps program
By KARI BARLOW
Assistant State and National Editor
The Division of Social Services in
Raleigh has formed a task force to
determine why the number of North
Carolina households participating in
the food stamp program has decreased
from 192,365 to 151,860 since 1980.
The task force consists of about 30
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Calendar to feature towim
historic, artistic aspects
The Chapel Hill Historical Soci
ety published its 13th annual calen
dar, "The Arts in Chapel Hill," to
promote continuing interest in the
history of the town.
The calendar features both town
and campus pictures combined in a
single theme, said Jerry Cotten, a
UNC Photo Archivist at Wilson
Library and chairman of the Histori
cal Society Calendar Committee.
Cotten said many of the pictures
on the calendar were donated by the
N. C. Historical Collection, which is
just wouldn't work," Kinney said. "Use
of the lake area would take away from
other people's use who don't have dogs
or prefer to leash their dogs."
Alderman Hilliard Caldwell, who
voted against the leash ordinance, said
he was personally caught in the situ
ation because he took his dogs to run at
the park. He questioned whether a
number of dogs running loose might
48 county residents arrested
for drug-related activities
By CAMERON TEW
Law enforcement officials netted 48
drug-related arrests early Tuesday
morning in a countywide roundup that
followed six months of undercover
About 60 officers from five area law
enforcement agencies began making
arrests around 1:30 a.m., going to the
homes of suspected drug dealers. The
state government to become president
and secretary of N.C. Citizens for
Business and Industry. The private
organization is the equivalent of a state
chamber of commerce, Kirk said.
He will also serve as publisher of the
organization's magazine We The
People of North Carolina, he said.
As the new chief-of-staff, Temple
will be responsible for the day-to-day
operation of the governor's Raleigh
office, including his phone calls, letters
and schedule, she said.
She will also oversee his eastern and
western N.C. offices and another office
in Washington, D.C.
The fact that Temple is a woman had
no bearing on the search and selection
members and was formed in direct
response to charges made in N.C. House
bill 1123, said Delores Mcleod, assis
tant chief of food stamps section.
The House bill gave the task force
the responsibility of examining the
trends in North Carolina's food stamp
rates among Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC) house-
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located in Wilson Library. He added
that most of the pictures in the collec
tion were donated by UNC alumni.
The calendar contains historical
photographs and information about
several memorable UNC alumni, such
as author Thomas Wolfe, Fredrick
Koch, founder of Playmakers Theater
and Paul Greene, author of "The Lost
Colony" and Pulitzer Prize winner.
Budd Gambee, treasurer of the soci
ety, said the theme of this year's calen
dar was theater, arts, crafts and writings
of the area. This theme was selected to
express the diversity of Chapel Hill.
Gambee said the University was
cause a problem on the one-acre site.
"I have to admit that my own dog has
gone out there many times. I can see 50
dogs out there at one time. What's
going to happen?"
Alderman Randy Marshall quickly
responded. "They're supposed to be
under their owner's voice control."
A motion that the town staff evaluate
the leash-free area in six months was
police attempted to serve 68 warrants
to Orange County residents charged in
220 undercover drug deals.
Chapel Hill Police Planner Jane
Cousins said the majority of charges
were for selling cocaine, marijuana or
hashish, including seven crack charges.
"There were only a minimal amount of
drugs recovered during the arrests, and
two guns were found."
Cousins said the arrests were part of
state chief -of -staff
processes for the job, said DavidPrather,
Martin's deputy director of communi
cations. Temple is the first woman to
serve in a chief-of-staff-type role for a
N.C. governor in recent memory.
The governor chose her for her abili
ties, not her gender, Temple said.
However, she added that Martin and
the Republican party had given females
a lot of opportunities to prove their
abilities in government.
"My goal is to work hard and be
judged on my abilities," she said.
Temple's management of the
governor's office will be similar to
Kirk's style, she said. "He and I have
worked together before. At this time I
don't foresee any changes."
holds and compared to other states,
The group will also consider any
barriers that prevent eligible people or
groups from receiving food stamps, she
"(The decrease) is not unique to North
Carolina," Mcleod said. "Across the
nation there have been decreases in the
food stamp program."
The eligibility requirements for re
ceiving food stamps are based on in
come, household expenses and the
number of people who live in the house
hold, she said.
Groups such as the elderly and the
working poor will be targeted for ex
amination, said Albert Thompson,
chairman of the task force and assistant
director of regional administration at
the Division of Social Services.
The group wants to determine why
so few elderly people in North Carolina
are receiving food stamps and if there
are any significant reasons for the low
participation, Thompson said.
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involved in the project because the
calendar notes the first and last days
of classes, football games and bas
A non-profit organization, the
Chapel Hill Historical Society col
lects and preserves archival mate
rial, presents historical publications
on the Chapel Hill area and conducts
fall and spring tours of local histori
cal sites for society members and the
"The Arts in Chapel Hill" is avail
able for $5 in the Bull's Head Book
shop on campus and at other stores in
Alderman Frances Shetley said she
did not think the board had resolved the
question of dogs swimming in the lake!
Alderman Tom Gurganus said he
opposed any further action on the ordi
nance. "I'm not in favor of opening up
the issue of letting dogs swim in the
lake again. That would undo every
thing we just did."
a six-month interagency operation
involving the Chapel Hill Police De:
partment, the Carrboro Police Depart
ment, the Hillsborough Police Depart
ment, the Orange County Sheriff's
Department and the State Bureau of
The investigation took more than
1 ,500 hours and cost the departments
$31,332 in drug purchases Cousins
Temple entered state government in
1985 when Kirk, then secretary of the
N.C. Department of Human Resources,
hired her as his chief assistant, Kirk
said. She was soon promoted to assis
tant secretary of administration in the
department. After Kirk moved to the
governor's office in 1987, Temple
became deputy chief-of-staff under him,
In September 1988, Temple became
assistant secretary for parks and com
munity resources in the Department of
Natural Resources and Community
Development and moved into her pres
ent position when the state reorganized
the department in September 1989, she
When elderly people also receive
social security, the amount of food
stamps they can receive is often very
small and not considered to make a big
difference, Thompson said.
Transportation that enables the eld
erly to actually go and pick up the food
stamps has also been cited as a possible
barrier, he said.
The task force has not determined
any reasons for the decrease in recipi
ents, but members hope it has some
thing to do with the improving econ
omy in the nation as well as in North
Carolina since 1980, Thompson said.;
"We don't know this for a fact, but
we would like to think there is a direct
relation between the status of the econ-!
omy and the rate of participation in the
food stamp program," Mcleod said, j
The task force is required to submit'
recommendations to the General As
sembly by April 1, 1990, Thompson
said. The group held its first meeting
Nov. 3 and plans to meet once a month
until April, he said.