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Volume 97, Issue 98
Wednesday, November 29, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By SANDY WALL
The state should re-evaluate the
status of the 16-campus consolidated
UNC system as it enters its third dec
ade of operation, said Rep. George
Miller Jr., (D-Durham) in a recent
speech before the Durham Rotary Club.
Miller, a 20-year veteran of the
General Assembly, told the group that
the consolidated system was a good
idea but that it was time to study the
needs of all 16 schools and determine
whether the system has been a success.
Miller said the legislature had cre
ated the UNC system to stop political
infighting over the limited education
"It was a worthy endeavor," Miller
said in a recent telephone interview
from his Durham office. "It (the con
solidated system) provided an oppor
tunity for parity among the various
But after two decades, the status of
the system needs to be re-evaluated
because the needs of the campuses are
different, he said.
"I did not say we should take apart
the UNC system," Miller said, adding
that he only wanted the General As
sembly to study how well it has worked.
One of Miller's main concerns is the
funding of the respective universities.
State education money is limited, and
the UNC system is forced to compete
for funds with the state's public schools
and community college system. The
competition for state money is the most
piessing leason to re-evaluate the sys
tem. He also said he was concerned about
the limited autonomy the schools had
over their state allocations and budg
ets. Besides financial concerns, Miller
said there were other issues such as
... . See SYSTEM, page 9
By MYRON B. PITTS
The Smith Center will install 120
additional lower-level seats in time for
this weekend's basketball games
against Central Florida and Towson
State, and a special ticket distribution
will be held Thursday for students with
upper-level tickets wanting lower-level
By MARGE BAILEY
A lawsuit filed Oct. 9 by Students
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(SETA) against UNC reseaich labs will
be heard in court Dec. 15.
The lawsuit is filed against William
Huffines, chairman of the Institutional
Animal Care and Use Committee. The
committee reviews protocols, which
Town's concerns include environmen
Editor's note: This is the third of a
five-part series about issues concern
ing the new Chapel Hill Town Council.
By JENNIFER DICKENS
The Chapel Hill Town Council will
have many decisions to make in the
upcoming years concerning environ-
UNC to create student embas
sador program 3
N.C. counties propose fee to
finance 91 1 service 4
Focus on campus crime shows
that theft tops the list :....5
Students engage in Triangle
Adventure Games 6
City and campus ..
State and national
Arts andieatures .
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Passion for fashion
Miss Black and Gold, junior Nevaina Graves,
models in the Alpha Phi Alpha fashion show in
be added to lower level
The new tickets will be given out
next week for all games for which tick
ets have already been distributed.
Thursday, students holding tickets
for seats in the upper level at the Smith
Center can go to the ticket window and
exchange them for lower-level tickets
in the section of new seats for the Cen
set for group's law s
detail how animals will be used and
what drugs and pioceduies are being
Chris Brannon, president of SETA,
said the organization began correspon
dence with the University lab in Janu
ary asking to see both the minutes of
committee meetings and protocols re
viewed. In May, SETA realized the lab
would not comply, and lawyers from
Issues in the '90s
mental issues, and many of these deci
sions will not be easy.
Protecting the University Lake wa
tershed, recycling solid waste, finding a
new landfill site and controlling auto
mobile emissions are some of the prob
lems the council faces.
The town council may place restric
tions on development around the Uni
versity Lake watershed. In November
the Joint Orange-Chatham Cooperative
Planning Woi k Group proposed to lim it
development by allowing only one
building unit per 5-acre lot to be built.
Council member Julie Andresen said
the work group made this proposal with
the hopes of protecting Chapel Hill and
Orange County's drinking water.
"Our whole area is developing, and
we need to act now to protect water
quality because 15 years from now it
may be too late. Our water supply may
become so polluted that we can't use
Andresen said it was in the public's
best interest to act now and develop a
plan to protect the quality of water in
the area. She said the quality of water
now is not great, and to keep the quality
from decreasing, zoning controls must
A compromise between Chapel Hill,
Orange County and Carrboro govern
ments is needed because the University
Lake watershed affects each of these
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tral Florida and Towson State games,
both of which are sold out. The added
seats are in sections 109, 110, 111 and
According to Lisa Frye, Carolina
Athletic Association (CAA) president,
tickets for the extra lower-level seats
can be exchanged between 7 a.m. and
noon on Thursday.
both parties discussed the lawsuit for
SETA simply wanted to know what
was happening to the animals, Brannon
said. The public has the right to know
how the labs are treating them.
For example, labs in Florida were
drowning dogs to test the Heimlich
maneuver and because the public was
aware of the procedures, enough oppo
areas. Chapel Hill drinks most of the
water from University Lake, but most
of the watershed land is in Orange
County, Andresen said. Carrboro also
relies on University Lake for its water
Several compromises were intro
duced as suggestions for solutions to
improve the water. Andresen said these
included establishing zoning restric
tions, restricting the installation of al
ternative systems and requiring those
who do install systems to be bonded.
Bonds would serve as insurance,
Andresen said. "If any of these new
systems failed, then the money would
be there to build a new one."
Many landowners fear development
restrictions will lower the value of
property, Andresen said. "But I don't
see any harm at all. I don't see any
adverse effects from zoning. Any zon
ing affects property owners, but I see
them as protection.
"(Having) no zoning or protection
would be worse. (Landowners) could
have anything (such as a trailer park)
pop up next to them."
Andresen said she would like to
remind residents how expensive it
would be to develop a new water source.
"That is why we must do everything
possible to protect the ones we have."
The city is no longer as dependent on
University Lake now that Cane Creek
has become an available resource,
Andresen said, but the city still needs
"Cane Creek is bigger than Univer
at once when you're not anywhere at all? Firesign Theater
Great Hall Tuesday night. Proceeds went to the
United Negro College Fund.
"You have to have a (ticket for an)
upper level seat. We just want to give
people who took the time to come down
(to receive a ticket) the opportunity to
get lower-level seats."
At 3 p.m., anyone desiring a seat for
the games can get a ticket, which will
most likely be upper-level.
Most of the new seats w ill be on the
sition was raised to stop them.
"We want to stop the duplicative or
unnecessary reseai ch pi ejects before
they happen," Brannon said.
The committee is "sort of a rubber
stamp committee," and SETA was
concerned that it may not be reviewing
the protocols seriously, he said.
For every grant lequested from the
federal government, a protocol must be
sity Lake, and theie isn't much pro
tection for it now. The next step is to
develop a plan to protect it too."
Solid waste planner Blair Pollock
said the real issue was the water
supply. "The tluust should be on
reducing water consumption much
like it is on waste reduction."
The city should concentrate on the
demand side of the jssue, and Pol
lock said people needed to conserve
water. "People don't seem to take a
serious look at that unless we are
experiencing a major di ought."
The joint hearing for the Univer
sity Lake watershed will be held in
Another recurring environmental
problem for the council is waste
disposal. The Chapel Hill Public
Works Department has expanded
curbside recycling programs, and
they have been successful. It would
now like to include the University in
its efforts to reduce solid waste.
Pollock said he was pleased with
Orange County's recycling efforts.
This past month 3.2 percent of the
total waste was recycled. This helped
to reduce the amount of solid waste
sent to the Orange County regional
The next step would be to get the
University involved in the town's
efforts to reduce waste, Pollock said.
"Although campus projects in the
past have not been very productive,
See ENVIRONMENT, page 9
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By SARAH CAGLE
Assistant University Editor
UNC officials said Tuesday they
were exploring money-saving options
for next spring's spending in the wake
of a 1 percent cut in state funds from
last fiscal quarter's allocation.
Officials received a memo from the
state budget office in September that
state revenue was lagging behind pro
jections and that individual state agen
cies might have to absorb the loss. The
memo also said a hiring freeze insti
tuted by Gov. James Martin in Decem
ber was still in effect.
State revenue is 2 percent lower than
had been expected from the state Tax
Amnesty Program and taxes from the
RJR Nabisco Inc. buyout. Twenty-one
million dollars in unexpected costs from
Hurricane Hugo have put an additional
strain on state coffers.
UNC officials will know how much,
if any, of the budget will be cut for next
semester by the December's end, said
Neal Berryman, University controller.
"We don't know for certain that it's
going to occur or how substantial the
cuts would be," said Ben Tuchi, vice
chancellor for business and finance.
UNC officials said they wanted to
avoid last spring's budget problems. In
April, a 5 percent cut in state funds for
the University forced all departments
to freeze non-personnel spending, caus
ing shortages in office supplies and
limits on library spending and services.
Chancellor Paul Hardin also consid
ered delaying the beginning of the fall
semester and limiting library hours
because of the $3.2 million cuts.
"Last year was much more of a sur-
side of the court, where three press
booths were removed. The added seats
in Section 1 17 will be seats previously
occupied by Carolina football recruits.
The recruits will now sit in the sections
where three more press booths were
Frye said the CAA moved students
into the recruit area because they
animal research labs
approved and sent to Washington. The
committee submits protocols to get
research money, and only one person
has been approving the protocols, Bran
Junior Andrew Peterson, a member
of SETA, said UNC labs were formu
lating a countersuit to be presented at
"They are trying to make research an
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"We might see if
cutting back in heat
prise because the information occurred
late in the year," Tuchi said.
But with this year's warning, offi
cials said the University would be able
to avoid such drastic cost-cutting meth
ods. "Hopefully whatever happens will
happen early enough," Berryman said.
"That (last year's cut) was disruptive.
We hope it won't be like that." ;
Tuchi said the first response to cuts
would need to be a decision whether to'
cut personnel or non-personnel spend-"
ing. ;' :
One option under consideration is
reducing utilities usage. "We're look
ing at the costs of utilities and reducing
that," said Provost Dennis O'Connor,
"We might see if cutting back in heat
would work. That's one of my more
No real plans can be made yet, Tuchi
said. "There are too many ifs right now.
We're trying to gather information fi om
as many sources as we can."
O'Connor said that although he
hoped tax revenue would increase over
the holidays, he expected budget cuts
would occur. "Certainly our fondest
hope is that nobody is affected. Right
now it's too early to tell."
thought students should have seats in
Students will receive any additional
seats, she noted. "The number of seats
that have been added are the number of
seats that students are going to get."
Press representatives will sit in a
See SEATS, page 4
exception so that nobody would have
rights to the lab information."
nie documents are considered pub
lic records and the public has the right
to see them, Peterson said. "In a sense,
the Univeisity is breaking the law."
Brannon said that an offer for settle
ment had been made a few weeks ago
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