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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 99, Issue 84
Monday, September 30, 1991
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By John Broadfoot
Students soon might be able to buy
some of their course packs at the same
time they buy their books.
UNC Student Stores has decided -to
begin selling course packs next semes
ter. Most course packs, which formally
on smoking would
hurt Smith Center
By Amber Nimocks
Assistant City Editor
UNC athletic department officials
said the town should consider the impli
cations if it imposes smoking restric
tions on the Smith Center, while local
restaurant managers said they would
hot oppose the law.
' The proposed ordinance to restrict
smoking in public places will be the
topic tonight at a Chapel Hill Town
Council public hearing. The hearing
begins at 7:30 p.m. in the town hall
Fourteen people addressed the coun
cil at the first public hearing on the
ordinance May 20.
After the first public hearing, the
council amended the original proposal
to include more relaxed restrictions on
smoking. The old proposal would have
prohibited smoking in sports arenas,
including the Smith Center, and com
According to the new proposal, fa
cilities with more than 7,500 square feet
of entranceways, including the Smith
Center and Carmichael Auditorium,
would have to submit a smoking regu
lation plan to the town manager for
approval. The ordinance would require
these faci lities to keep seating areas and
The new ordinance also would re
quire restaurants and bars with seating
for more than 30 people to designate 25
percent of their areas as non-smoking.
Restaurants and bars with seating ca
pacities under 30 people would have to
designate their public areas as either
smoking or non-smoking and notify
their customers of the designation.
Jeff Elliott, director of the Smith
Center, said he and other center offi
cials had been working for a year on a
plan that would designate smoking and
non-smoking sections in the facility.
He also said he did not think the
council should legislate policy for the
"There are lots of unresolved issues,"
Elliot said. "If the Dean Dome is de
clared a non-smoking area and some
one smokes in it, does it become the
responsibility of the Chapel Hill police
to enforce (the ordinance), or for us?"
Plans for the Smith Center's smok
ing sections will proceed at the same
pace regardless of the town's decision
By Michael Workman
University and state officials have
narrowed the list of groups vying for
management of the Carolina Inn from
seven to three, said Carolyn Elfland,
associate vice chancellor for business.
The finalists, who were notified
Wednesday, now will evaluate the struc
ture of the inn in order to plan renova
Local small-time criminals
By Gillian Murphy
; Charlie, a Chapel Hill man, has been
accused of committing 12 misdemean
ors in Orange County this year. He was
Convicted of three charges and sen
tenced to a total of 21 months in jail.
': Seven weeks after receiving a one
year sentence for simple assault, Charlie
washout of jail and back in court on two
Charlie is one of a small but visible
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are called course anthologies, now are
produced by copy centers such as
Kinko's Copies, Copytron and CO.
"We hope to be priced competitively
with Kinko's and the others, and also be
more convenient," said John Jones, Stu
dent Stores director.
"We intend to start small and let the
business grow," Jones said. "If it works
on the ordinance, Elliott said.
Some Chapel Hill restaurants already
have established smoking and norr
smoking areas, anticipating the council
Ted Harmon, general manager of
Hams, said the restaurant has had sepa
rate sections for three months.
"It seems to be the thing to do,"
Harmon said. "Seventy-five percent of
the restaurant is designated for smok
ers, and only 25 percent is non-smoking.
It is not difficult to regulate."
said designating 25 percent of the bar
for non-smokers would not be hard.
"In this bar you can section off 25
percent, but the whole bar will feel the
effects of the other 75 percent that is
smoking," Harmon said. "It gets really
crowded in here, and the whole place
Enforcing the ordinance would not
be difficult, he said.
"We'd just put signs on the tables and
have the doorman ask people not to
smoke in that section," Harmon said.
Ken Essick, assistant manager at the
Rathskeller, said his manager set aside
one room as a non-smoking section two
months ago despite being resistant to
Essick said the Rathskeller manage
ment knew the town council was going
to impose the restrictions, so they went
ahead and sectioned off one room them
selves. Smoking in theaters, convention halls
and sports arenas also would be regu
lated by the ordinance.
Howard Pope, an Orange County
tobacco farmer, said he thought the
with other factors adversely affecting
the tobacco industry, would eventually
hurt his business.
Oscar Compton, another tobacco
farmer in the county, said he did not
think the ordinance would hurt tobacco
farmers but said he did not support it.
"We oppose such ridiculous set
asides," he said. "It's a free country. If
people want to smoke, let them smoke."
Kara Stender, a smoker and UNC
junior from Washington, D.C., said she
did not have a problem with the smok
ing ordinance, as long as smoking sec
tions still were available.
"Non-smokers have the right not to
smoke," she said.
for management of Carolina Inn
tions required by the University, she
said. The final proposal deadline is at
the end of November.
Camberley Hotel Company of At
lanta and Doubletree, Inc. of Phoenix
are two of the finalists. The third ac
cepted proposal was submitted jointly
by Winthrop Hotels and Resort of Bos
ton and Southeastern Historic Proper
ties of Winston-Salem.
University administrators announced
group of Chapel Hill people who re
peatedly commit misdemeanors. Known
as habitual misdemeanants, they frus
trate police who arrest them some
times several times a month and who
see them pass through the court system
6copy' sale of course packs
and is successful then we will really go
after it next fall."
Prices in Student Stores should be
comparable to prices at the local copy
stores, Jones said. "I don't see how our
prices could be significantly higher."
Instructors will be asked in the next
few weeks if they want Student Stores
to produce their course packs rather
than the copy centers.
Sandi Patti, a Christian singer, performs in the
night on her "Another Time, Another Place"
in March they would hire an outside
firm to operate the financially troubled
Seven proposals were submitted by
the original Aug. 19 deadline, but they
did not include information about reno
vations. Representatives from the com
panies said they needed more informa
tion about the structure of the inn before
they could make renovation proposals.
The University decided to allow the
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A misdemeanor in North Carolina is
a crime punishable by up to two years in
jail andor a fine. Examples are larceny,
shoplifting, simple assault, assault with
a deadly weapon, and drunk and disor
"Most of your habitual offenders
know the system well enough to know
that if they commit a crime, they won't
receive any punishment at all," said
Robert Frick, a Chapel Hill Police De
partment crime prevention officer.
The UNC Printing and Duplicating
department will be contracted to pro
duce the course packs.
The National Association of College
Stores, a college store cooperative, will
help Student Stores obtain the neces
sary copyright permission.
Photocopying any written articles or
parts of articles, including those to be
used in course packs, requires written
Smith Center Friday the performance was
tour. A highlight of which Patti called the
companies to submit proposals for op
erating the hotel that did not include
renovation plans, Elfland said.
Elfland said she and representatives
from the University investments office,
the University legal counsel, the Uni
versity property office and the state
property office chose the finalists.
University and Hospitality Valua
tion Service of New York helped the
University evaluate the technical as
"Most of them are serious drug abus
ers," he said. "They steal to feed the
Because North Carolina's prisons are
overcrowded, misdemeanants typically
serve less than 10 percent of each sen
tence term, according to N.C. Depart
ment of Corrections data.
Frick said this leads habitual crimi
nals to believe they will not be punished
for criminal activity and encourages
them to break the law again.
Some officials in the criminal justice
permission from the copyright holder.
Gregory Morton, Student Stores as
sociate director, said some details still
must be ironed out, but the first packets
are targeted for spring distribution.
"We just need to let the professors
know that this service is available from
us," he said.
Student Stores' decision to sell course
packs could affect local businesses.
"The Friendship Company Song," during
children to the stage to help her sing.
reduced from 7 to 3
pects of the proposals, she said.
"They are experts in the hotel field,"
she said. "They are better equipped to
evaluate the technical aspects of the
Reg Sansaricq, Carolina Inn hotel
controller, said the inn staff also had
some input in the decision, but their
influence was limited by the long-term
aspect of the contract. The length of the
contract could be 20 or 30 years, he
system feel that North Carolina's guide
lines for sentencing misdemeanants,
combined with the prison situation, are
too lenient to be either a threat or a
"What will be a deterrent," Frick
said, "is when these people are pulling
time in prison or pulling time in treat
ment centers or whatever punishment
"If the rehabilitation works ... when
they come back and get a job, then they
won't be committing crimes," he said.
"The course packs are about 20 per
cent of our yearly business, but that's
only an estimate," said Chris Belcher,
manager of CO. Copies on Franklin
'They don't know what they are get
ting into," he said. "There's a lot of
effort that goes into producing course
packs. Student Stores may not be able to
go that extra mile like we do."
By Jennifer Talhelm
A University journalism professor's
study on SAT rankings may disprove
N.C. educators and politicians' claims
that the state's low ranking is due to the
number of students who take the test.
"Every time SAT scores are pub
lished and North Carolina is at the bot
tom, public officials shrug their shoul
ders and say that it's because so many
take the test," said Philip Meyer, UNC
Kenan professor of journalism. "I say
'Okay, I corrected for that, but North
Carolina is still near the bottom.'"
In the study, Meyer adjusted the origi
nal Scholastic Aptitude Test scores and
rankings for all the states according to
the percentage of students who took the
test in each state.
North Carolina's average score was
844 before the study. When the score
was adjusted, it went up to 898. North
Carolina is ranked 48th in SAT scores.
North Carolina's rank did not change
significantly after the adjustments,
Meyer said. 'They were third from the
bottom each time," he said.
He conducted the study because he
believed it would make North Carolina
look better, Meyer said.
"This (study) explained 84 percent
of the variants among states and SAT
scores," he said. "Only 16 percent was
left to beexplained by other factors, like
how smart the kids are or how good the
Meyer said this was good and bad
"North Carolina is third from the
bottom either way," he said. "The good
news is that the difference between the
high and low ranking states isn't very
A similar study was done three years
ago by Chris Ringwalt, an employee at
Research Triangle Park.
"I had been an employee in the North
Carolina State Department of Public
Instruction,"Ringwalt said. "At the time
there was a considerable amount of
concern when North Carolina moved
into last place of the ranking of SAT
Ringwalt said he conducted his study
the same way as Meyer and had the
same result. "You cannot explain away
why North Carolina does so poorly,"
He submitted the results of the study
to his supervisor, but never received a
See SAT, page 5
"We've had a role in maintaining the
integrity and quality of the inn (during
the selection process), but the more
long-term master plan of how the op
eration will blend with University goals
is being handled by (the business of
fice)," he said.
Elfland said the business office hopes
to choose a final proposal by the end of
the year. She said she did not know
James Woodall, an assistant district
attorney forOrange and Chatham coun
ties, said jail was not a threat to many
habitual misdemeanants. "If they have
a misdemeanor sentence," he said, "then
they know going to jail only means a
A Chapel Hill crime-reduction task
force plans to ask the N.C. General
Assembly to pass a law requiring ha
bitual misdemeanants to serve manda-
See MISDEMEANOR, page 5