E L 1 O N COLLEGE
'olume XIV, No. 4
Wednesday, September 23, 1987
Elon College, NC
Fine Arts Center Iheater Shut Dbwn
By Scott Wood
^ Hie cpeting of wist the Burl'
ingtonlimES NrwscaUs Alamance
j^County’s fine ans ‘showplace’
lias been postponed once again.
Hie $8 million Fine Arts Certer
failed to pass a final building in
spection due to electrical pro-
k blens last Wednesday.
I Hie failure resulted in the
I abrupt cancellation of the North
I Carolina Shakespeare Company’s
production of‘A Mid-Sumner'’
The cancellation cost the col
The production was the first
nxyor peifonnance schecUed for
the new auditorium. The stage
had been cofrpletely assembled
with lighting and scenery before
Alamance County builtfing in-
spectcrs denied the collide die re-
quired occupancy permils.
“\\fe were not aware the
auditorium had not been
spected,” said Dr. GeoigeTrax'
ler, directDr of cultural events.
could hove occiyied the
buildii^ safely, but not l^ally,”
stale the new aucfitorium is cer
tainly safer than AMmdey.”
Confuion stemmed from the
fact that a temporary peimit had
been issued for occupancy of
classrooms and offices.
The financial result was that
Elon failed to meet cottract re-
quiremette of the Shakespeare
company and forfeited the $^000
fee for the performance. The
company stage crew had already
completed the stage set op and
had gone to lunch before the
building inspector arrived. By
then it was too late to change the
location of the performance, ac
cording to Trcoder.
Alamance County Building In
spector Johmy Rogers asserted
See Fine Arts, page 3
SHOCKING!!: These exposed dectrical oukts are some of the unfinfahed projects left in d* iKw 8-millk*!
dollar Fine Arts Center, whfch was ckised by tlK Fire Manlnll W^tkKsday.
ffaste Dump Problems Wbrit Go Away
Timothy E. Sullivan
^ Asst. Prof. of Economics
Recently, the N.C. Hazardous
Waste Treatment Commision has
^ been conducting public meetings
" to evaluate and assess public reac-
tion to the proposed selection of
® a hazardous waste treatment
facility. Just such a meeting was
held last Tuesday regarding the
selection of Gibsonville as a
potential treatment facility.
While this meeting was very
well attended and several people
made passionate and compelling
H arguments in opposition to the
' facility’s being located in Gibson
ville, much of the debate focus
ed on explicit, short-run costs
rather than the more subtle and
perhaps more damaging implicit
and long-run costs.
Some residents, from both
Alamance and Guilford counties,
argued that existing transportation
routes as well as emergency ser
vices would be inadequate to ef
fectively rspond to an accident at
or en route to the facility. Other
residents argued the proximity of
the proposed site to schools, nur
sing homes, and residential areas
poses too great of a risk to the
See SuUivaivpage 2
By Kathy Schmidt
Another site for the proposed
hazardous waste treatment plant
was eliminated last week, but still
on the list of B potential sites was
our own in Gibsonville.
The one cut from the list is in
The final selection will be made
by Oct. 1, according to Kathy
Neal, spokesperson for the N.C.
Hazardous Waste Treatment
Commission. It must meet certain
guidelines, among which are;
-be within 25 miles of an in
-have access to natural gas and
publicly owned water treatment
-be within five miles of a fire
-be within an area that meets
federal air quality standards.
-no more than 200 feet from
-not be on certain lands, in
Ms. Neal made it clear in a
telephone interview she had little
time for the Pendulum’s questions
and offered little information. She
did say, however, that after the
sites were chosen, public
meetings were held so people
could voice their opinions.
“We finished up TUesday night
with the meetings,” Neal said.
When asked if the meetings,
specifically the one held at Elon,
would carry any weight, Neal
said, “We’ve heard a lot of infor
mation from the public of Gibson
ville. The Commission is still
considering the information. I
don’t want to say one way or the
Residents in the Gibsonville-
Elon College area are concerned
that if the plant is built their home
value will decrease, Elon College
See Schmidt,page 2
Ek>n Loses Opener
See Bige 4