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Serving the student! and die Urrivemty community mice 1593
The Daily Tar
members of the University
community to find out what
they considered the five most
important issues facing Chapel
Hill and Carrboro. The DTH is
running a series of articles
examining these topics and the
proposals for addressing them
suggested by candidates
running in the Nov. 7 town
elections. Today we examine
the No. 5 issue -
Carmen Hooker Encourages Women
To Become Involved in Public Service
BY KATIE TYSON
Carmen Hooker, wife of Chancellor Michael
Hooker, called on women Wednesday to become
more involved in public service and stressed the
need for women to empower one another.
Hooker, a former Massachusetts state represen
tative, made her formal Chapel Hill speaking de
but at the Women’s Studies Lunchtime
Colloquium, held in the Toy Lounge of Dey Hall.
Her speech was titled “Women and Public Ser
Hooker said women should work to empower
each other and to provide strong foundations of
support. “The most fundamental thing is to be
lieve in someone," she said. “Make a commitment
and believe unconditionally in that woman."
It was this type of unconditional support that
encouraged her to pursue a career in public ser
vice, she said.
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With land values rising and would-be residents flooding
the area, Chapel Hill and Carrboro face:
BY SARAH YOUSSEF
While debates about 24-hour visitation
and the distance to South Campus resi
dence halls dominate housing talk on cam
pus, a survey of 710 members of the Uni
versity community indicates that the
affordability of Chapel Hill and Carrboro
housing also is important.
Eighty percent of respondents to an Oct.
2 Daily Tar Heel survey said housing cost/
rent should be somewhat or very impor
tant to the next mayor, Town Council
members and Aldermen.
The combination of an influx of resi
dents to the Triangle area and limits on the
expansion possible in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro have created a dearth of afford
able housing that many say threatens the
character of the community.
“The lack of affordable housing is ruin
ing this town,” said consultant and devel
oper Joe Hakan. He said that the amount
of affordable housing in the community
had decreased in recent years and that
creating more should be a priority.
The N.C. Housing Finance Associa-
Hooker began her career by serving local orga
nizations such as the school board and the civic
center commission, a board devoted to promoting
She later served as an aide to a Massachusetts
state representative. When the representative de
cided not to run for re-election, she threw her hat
into the ring. “No woman had ever run for this
district,” she said. “I was the first woman to take
Hooker said she faced several obstacles in her
campaign bid. “I did not have that traditional
Democratic party support,” she said. “I had to
build up my own network.”
Saturday morning trips to town dumps and
5:30 a.m. appearances at local factory gates were
a few of the ways she campaigned for office and
communicated with district constituents. “The
one thing that I discovered was that I worked
harder than any of my opposition,” she said. “1
gained strength through these type of encounters. ”
Chap*! Hill North Carofiu
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19,1995
Housing Issues Important
The Daily Tar Heel conducted an intercept poll on
Oct 2 at locations around campus. 710 respondents
filled out two pages of questions about Chapel Hill,
Carrboro and University issues. The following chart
indicates how important respondents thought
housing cost/rent should be to the next mayor, Town
Council or Board of Aldermen.
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We recommend caution with regard to the interpretation of the survey results. Because of the nature of in intercept
pol tbe results should be sees as a trend rather than a representative and absolutely vaM reflection of the
university community's opinion. Sampling error i& ♦/- 3.7 percent. Survey consultant was Matthias Stauibeig.
Extensive campaigning carried her through the
election, and she subsequently served 11 years in
the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Hooker attributed her political success to her
ability to work within the political system. “I
learned the rules, I learned how to play the game
and I learned how to make changes,” she said.
“Ardent feminists have criticized men and other
women for choosing the inside strategy. I respond
by asking people to look at my results.”
While she was in office, Massachusetts became
the first state to appropriate state funds to breast
cancer research. Hooker also began a health care
program for children not covered by Medicaid.
Although she only moved here in July, Hooker
said she had started to work to improve women’s
position in state government. “Now that I am a
daughter ofNorth Carolina, my challenge is to get
more women elected to office,” she said.
See HOOKER, Page 11
Housekeepers Worry as University Investigates Privatization
■ Legislation orders UNC
system to study cost of
contracting out service jobs.
BY STEPHEN LEE
Despite improvements in communica
tion between die UNC Housekeepers As
sociation and the University administra
tion, members of the 4-year-old movement
have said they are fearful the University
might wash their hands of housekeeper
concerns by contracting housekeeping ser
vices through private companies.
The General Assembly passed special
legislation last summer ordering the UNC
system’s General Administration to con
Do it big or stay in bed.
Opera producer Larry Kelly
Although Carmen Hooker served in the Massachussets House of Representatives for 11 years, she
says she currently has no plans to run for state government in North Carolina.
duct a study on the feasibility of privatizing
housekeeping and maintenance services at
the 16 institutions.
The UNC system’s Re-Engineering Task
Force is conducting the study. The task
force, comprised of the 16 chief finance
officers from each of the schools in the
UNC system, is examining the University's
business and financial matters.
James Smith, UNC-system associate
vice president for finance and a member of
the task force, said Tuesday that the group
had started gathering information.
The decision will be based on many
factors and criteria that the committee has
not yet determined, he said. The provision
mandates that the study be completed by
Smith said there were many areas of
contracting that an organization could
up prices in
to live in the
tion defines affordable housing as residen
tial units that can be purchased by families
whose incomes are at or below 80 percent
of the median income. According to this
guideline, an “affordable” house in Or
ange County sells for less than $97,000.
Since 1984, housing prices in Orange
County have risen 300 percent while sala
ries have increased by only half that rate.
Several low-cost developments such as
Dobbins Hill on U.S. 15-501 and Magno
lia Place in Hillsborough have helped serve
the community need for more affordable
But Donna Dyer, executive director of
Orange Community Housing Corporation,
said no new developments had been built
in the last five years.
Loryn Barnes, community development
planner for Chapel Hill, said, “We have
two affordable housingprograms, andright
now there aren’t any houses available in
While most candidates for the Nov. 7
Chapel Hill and Carrboro municipal elec
tions list increasing affordable housing as a
See HOUSING, Page 4
privatize. In higher education, the private
contracting of food services is a popular
option, he said. UNC started contracting
out its campus food services in the late
“Privatization is not new,” Smith said.
“Until recently it has gained popularity. I
think as a management tool, company
management has to look at other things.”
Barbara Prear, chairwoman of the
Housekeepers Association, said she
thought privatization would mean losing
medical benefits and insurance.
“I just know what the consequences of
benefits and salaries. You lose your job
security. I have a lot of problems with
Chancellor Michael Hooker said he was
not sure if privatization was a good idea,
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BY IAURA GODWIN
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
A Durham man accused of selling alco
holic beverages to three underage people,
including a UNC freshman who later fell
to her death, was fined S4OO and given 18
months unsupervised probation.
English Blaine McClure of 131
Hawthorne Rd. pleaded not guilty to three
counts of selling alcohol to a minor in
Orange County Superior Court on Tues
day. McClure was found guilty of giving a
mixed beverage as well as a malt beverage
to Jamie Cyndra McGee, who at the time
was only 18 years old. McClure was a
bartender at Buckheads, a former East
Franklin Street bar.
Later that morning of April 27, McGee
and McClure climbed a ladder on Phillips
Annex Building on the UNC campus,
where McGee fell.
McClure was found not guilty of giving
a mixed beverage to Timmie Anne Dover,
who at the time was also 18 years old.
In addition to the fine, McClure was
sentenced to 20 days imprisonment, but he
was given probation in lieu of the impris
onment. During his time of probation,
McClure is not allowed to sell alcoholic
beverages in any establishment.
In an interview with ALE officer W.C.
Chandler shortly after McGee’s death,
McClure said he had met McGee once
before but did not recall previously seeing
her in Buckheads.
McClure told Chandler that he was fill
ing in for another bartender that night, and
his duties included cleaning up as well as
occasionally checking identification.
McClure told Chandler the responsibil
ity of checking patrons’ identification was
primarily that of the doorman and that
McGee and Dover looked to be his age, 23.
McClure also told Chandler that at the
time, there were two Chapel Hill police
officers in Buckheads.
According to Chandler’s report, the
police department has yet to find any evi
dence to support McClure’s claim.
McClure said he recalled talking with
the two women but could not recall the
See BARTENDER, Page 2
but he said if University jobs were con
tracted out, then employees should retain
their current wage levels and benefits.
“It would be a disadvantage if our em
ployees did not receive the same wages and
benefits,” Hooker said. “We must make it
possible that the wages and benefits con
Hooker added that recent meetings be
tween housekeepers and administrators had
addressed most of the group’s grievances.
“They’ve been going very well,” said
Hooker, who has attended the meetings.
“I’m confident that we have addressed all
those concerns except salary.”
Hooker said he would issue a statement
in the near future about actions to address
See HOUSEKEEPERS, Page 2