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UNC Symphony Orchestra, free admission ? 8 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium Sunny High in mid-80s Wednesday: Sunny High in mid-80s Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume S3, Issue 36 Tuesday, April 24, 19S0 Chapel Hill, North Carolina NewsSportsArts 962-D245 BusinessAdvertising 962-1163. acJk it mmoofly O IB ft m f: fr It V Lithuanian refinery closes after oil blockade VILNIUS, U.S.S.R. Lithuania's only refinery closed Monday when the Kremlin's economic blockade dried up oil supplies, and the prime minister said the defiant republic might try to sell gold to import fuel. Vith the Soviet sanctions pressuring Lithuanians to ease their quest for inde pendence, a Lithuanian parliamentary delegation arrived in Moscow in hope of meeting .with President Mikhail Gorbachev's advisers. :-The refinery at Mazheikiai operated until Monday on reserves, dispatcher Lidiya Cheblakova said in a telephone interview from the refinery. Cheblakova said that with produc tion stopped, the refinery's 2,000 work ers were now idle. "The mood is tense, worrisome," she said. Soviet officials shut off the oil pipe line feeding the plant from the Russian city of Polotsk on Wednesday and later curtailed natural gas supplies and ship ments of other products. The refinery in the northwestern town of Mazheikiai produced gasoline for the republic as well as for Estonia, Latvia and Byelorussia. Black South African factional fighting kills 13 Johannesburg, South Africa Rival black factions clashed with guns and knives and attacked homes during the weekend, killing at least 13 people, including two black police officers, authorities said Monday. Police said 11 people were killed during the weekend in factional fight ing in Natal Province. Among the dead were a 15 -year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman, who were shot in separate incidents, police said. Police gave few details on the fight ing in other parts of the nation. Two black police officers were killed in separate incidents in Cape Province and Natal, police said. Police backed up by South African army troops arrested about 70 people in a sweep Sunday through a black town ship near Viljoenskroon in Orange Free State, police said. Chinese premier aims to improve Soviet relations MOSCOW Premier Li Peng on Monday began the first visit in 26 years by a Chinese head of government by emphasizing that his country and the Soviet Union have the right to tailor reforms to their own needs. -Li's four-day trip is aimed at im proving relations and easing border tensions as both countries grapple with domestic problems. At a Kremlin dinner in his honor, the . 61-year-old premier noted that the Soviet Union and China share a 4,300- mile border. . , "Both are socialist countries and I conduct reform and perestroika in ac cordance with the realities of their countries," Li said in remarks reported by the official Soviet news agency Tass Perestroika is the catch phrase for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's . political and economic reform program . Li went on to tell the dignitaries in the Grand Kremlin Palace that his country was committed to developing friendly ties with the Soviet Union despite differences. . From Associated Press reports Admissions adios Director Richard Cashwell announces resignation from post... 3 On the (H)edge New Age guitarist tears up Memorial Hall in weekend concert 5 In the swing of things UNC shortstop Ron Maurer breaks school hitting record 6 'Campus and city 3 Features ....... , 4 Sports 6 Classified .8 Comics 9 aMDi as il v- 0 tit Tree of knowledge Freshman Will Richey, a math major from Durham, uses a natural backrest as he studies in the Arboretum Monday morning. Aid not By LEE WEEKS Staff Writer The Financial Aid Department will not cut the amount of student aid it will offer next year, even though the amount of money the department usually re ceives for scholarships, grants and loans has been drastically reduced. Student Stores traditionally earmarks half its revenues for student aid, but this year's donation decreased because the stores earned significantly less than years past, said Rutledge Tufts, general manager of Student Stores. "Over the past five years, Student Stores has given $2.5 million to the Financial Aid De partment," Tufts said. Thomas Langston, associate direc todent lab fees mtonched By MICHELLE SMITH Staff Writer Despite the financial difficulties UNC's science departments are facing, students will not pay higher lab fees next year to compensate for the lack of funds, said Gillian Cell, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. University officials are not allowed to chose the option of raising student lab fees without the approval of N.C. legislators, Cell said. "It is the respon sibility of the legislature to set tuition. If the University sets course fees, it is seen by some legislators as indirectly raising the tuition." Campus construction projects set summer By STEPHANIE JOHNSTON Assistant University Editor When many UNC students leave for summer vacation, construction proj ects on campus will head toward com pletion. Construction at Fetzer Field and Fetzer Track should be completed by August, said Ed Willis, construction administration director. "Fetzer Field (construction) is primarily controlled by the weather," he said. Jeff Elliott, athletic department fa cility director, said that the original estimated cost for the project was $1.1 million, but that because of unforeseen problems, the cost would be closer to $1.5 million. When workers began to dig up the field, they found an old sewage system and other pipe lines, which had not been documented on any recent dia grams of the area. "The construction will be paid for by a combination of donations and athletic reserves," Elliott said. "The track proj ect includes resurfacing the track and the renovation of the field used for men and women's track, lacrosse and soc cer." The Alumni Center will be 25 per cent to 30 percent completed by the end of the summer, Willis said. "By the end of the summer, a good deal of the struc ture will be in place. Trucks will be coming in and out for the life of the job." , The trucks going to the construction site next year will not be as large, Willis said. The large trucks carrying steel girders to the construction site have forced a segment of Stadium Drive to Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing I K - ui v- DTHJennifer Griffin WJ s3s hurt by lower r evetfrae donations tor of financial aid, said half the funds from the Trademark Scholarship, a fund supported by sales of merchandise bearing UNC insignia, would be used to make up for the lack of Student Stores proceeds. "We had plans for that money to increase the amount of funds available, but now we are going to use some of this money to help take up the slack for the lack of Student Stores proceeds," he said. Tufts said proceeds dropped this year because of a N.C. Criminal Statute prohibiting state-owned University stores from selling merchandise that competed with town merchants. The Student Stores no longer carry greeting cards and clothing that don't Another problem with a lab fees hike is that the money would go into the N.C. General Fund, not back to UNC or the departments for which it was raised, Cell said. This year's program is stabilized, but next year will probably bring prob lems because of state budget cuts, said Provost Dennis O'Connor. "My con cern is for next year," he said. "If we don't get some financial relief, then it will be a very difficult situation." University officials said Monday that other solutions would be examined before students were charged extra fees. "One solution may be instead of having be closed during part of this week. Alumni Center construction, which began in November 1989, is scheduled to be completed in November 1991. The estimated cost for the new center is $9.8 million, according to construction administration officials. The General Alumni Association and private contri butions will pay for the center, said Tom Shumate, facilities planning and design architect. Construction on the Continuing Education Center, located near Finley Golf Course, should be completed in December, Willis said. "(The center will be used) to give short courses, two- or three-day type things, have meetings, things like that," he said. The estimated cost of the education center is $11.8 million, according to construction administration records. State appropriations will be used to finance the project, Shumate said. Willis said the Craige Parking Deck, which has been under construction since October, would not be finished until June 1991. "They are just now putting up the foundation walls," he said. The cost for the project is estimated at $9.9 million. The parking deck is being paid for by bond sales, Shumate said. "What goes to pay for the sale of bonds is the future parking fees and fines." Willis said construction on a bio technology building, located in the Bell Tower parking lot, should be completed in November. The estimated $9.6 mil lion cost of the project is being financed by state appropriations. By ELIZABETH BYRD Staff Writer UNC housing needs to take a more active role in hiring blacks and other minorities as area directors (ADs), said resident assistants (RAs) and housing officials Monday. Many RAs are concerned that ADs now do not respond adequately to minority needs. No minorities are in AD positions now, and there is only one black assis tant area director (AAD). Iris Hunt Smith, UNC's most recent black area director, left the University in April 1989 to become dean of students at Fayetteville State University. "It defi nitely causes problems to have blacks underrepresented in this area," she said. UNC must put more effort into ac tively seeking minority job applicants, she said. 'The University needs to go to black colleges to recruit people for these positions. Possibly they could do net working with other black professionals in the University community." Gret Diffendal, Residence Hall Association president, said she too was concerned about the lack of minority carry UNC symbols, Tufts said. "We have restricted kinds of merchandise to educational-related items such as books, collegiate material such as Carolina sweatshirts, and miscellaneous items such as toothpaste," he said. Although this year's sales were higher than last year's, Student Stores proceeds are still quite low, Tufts said. High-priced merchandise like comput ers and books have raised revenues, but these items are sold at a low profit margin. "High proceed generators such as greeting cards and snacks have defi nitely not sold well this year," he said. Increased utilities costs, higher fi nancial costs for credit card usage and the stores' renovation debt have also two people as lab partners, doubling up and having four," O'Connor said. That would be an option to consider before eliminating lab sections, he said. Administrators have tried to keep the impact of budget cuts on the Uni versity to an absolute minimum, but there is no way for the students not to be affected, Cell said. "I think that all of us expect that next year is going to be a difficult year, on the basis that the state revenues are so far behind." Harry Gooder, professor of microbi ology, said graduate and professional science programs had not felt the ef fects of the budget cuts as much as Bids on the Student Recreation Center (SRC) will not be taken until January 1991, Shumate said. The SRC construction will be paid for with stu dent fees. Shumate said built-in equipment, movable equipment, architectural, Well-suited Freshman Shannon Hunter, left, and sophomores KirstinRuss and lessons from God. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. raises cncermi ADs, particularly on South Campus where the concentration of black stu dents is highest. "If minority students don't feel comfortable with their AD, they will be more hesitant about ap proaching the AD with a problem," she said. "Is a black student going to want to talk to a white AD about something if he thinks he won't be understood? "I don't see much activity on the part of the administration in hiring more minorities." Allan Calarco, associate director of University housing, said the department's interest in the representa tion of minorities was not new. "It's something I have always paid attention to. We pay attention to any problems expressed by staff members." The housing department is doing its best to hire qualified minorities, he said. All candidates the housing depart ment interviews for positions must first be referred by the University's person- nel office. A number of reasons have contrib uted to the lack of minority ADs, Ca larco said. "In the past we have lost black applicants to other universities lowered the proceeds that go to finan cial aid, Tufts said. Administrators have implemented several measures to reduce the stores' costs. The building now closes at 7 p.m. instead of at 9 p.m. as in the past; the stores will not open on Sundays this summer; and 12 job openings will remain unfilled, Tufts said. The Financial Aid Department ex pects to receive $240,000 from the Trademark Scholarship fund this year, but in a few years that amount could increase, said Brien Lewis, former stu dent body president. A financial aid task force Lewis appointed last year in conjunction with a faculty council committee will de Iby lack off ffendliii undergraduate programs had because those departments had sought alternate funds. Money was raised from private sources, perhaps from alumni or alumni groups, Gooder said. Some money is available in grants from institutions such as the National Institute of Health, but those funds are solely for research, he said. They can not be used in an instructional capacity, such as educational labs. Professors have had to make some sacrifices to save money, Gooder said. Some have had to put exam questions on blackboards or overhead projectors engineering and contingency fees were often included in the total cost when estimating building costs. Contingency fees are normally 3 percent to 5 percent of the total construction cost set aside for unknown conditions that may arise, he said. junior Leah Brackett some sun Monday Melissa Scott soak up Connor Beach. m0 ' iFZgr i Jzz where they felt the environment was more suited to them. Some have simply gotten better opportunities elsewhere." Minorities are alsoin higher demand everywhere, he said. y Although UNC is considered a lib-: eral school, the campus is not popular among blacks who are looking for jobs, Hunt-Smith said. The lack of black professionals employed by UNQ is partially responsible for the laclcCf black applicants, she said. X A number of black RAs have said they thought problems resulted from not having any minority ADs. Sheritha Lee, an RA in Aycock Residence Hall, said the housing sys tem would be improved if a black AD could address black RA needs. "There is a problem in finding a liaison be tween the AD staff and black RAs,"he said. More black students than white stu dents remain in residence halls, she said. "They have needs that have to be catered to. We need blacks involved? in the hiring of RAs as well as day-to-day See MINORITIES, page 9 liver a proposal Friday to the Board of Trustees asking that the athletic depart- ment, another beneficiary of the Trade mark Scholarship Fund, only receive; funding in amounts of $240,000 for the next two years and no more than; $250,000 thereafter, Lewis said. This; would redistribute Trademark earnings, giving student aid a higher percentage of the fund's proceeds than athletics. "Hopefully the Trademark licensing proceeds will continue to grow, and as they do, this increase would go to edu cational scholarships," Lewis said. If this proposal passes, the Financial Aid Department could receive as much as $450,000 from the Trademark Schol arship Fund, he added. because they were not allowed to use duplicating machines in the department. Cell said she knew of professors who had paid for exam copies them selves because the funds were not avail able. Officials also have solicited out side donations to ease the crunch the departments are facing, she said. In addition to private funds, Cell said she has helped certain departments by giving them money she had not planned to use yet. "I have a small amount of non-state funds that I would make available on a definite need basis, It's difficult to make up for the loss of funds we're experiencing." schedules To begin any new construction, the University must go through the bidding process, no matter how the building will be financed. "Even if someone gives us money for a building, we have to go through (the approval process)," Shumate said. DTHJoe McGee afternoon. The group was relaxing'orf , : : v

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