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Proposed Facility Would Double
Day-Care Space Offered by UNC
■ The BOT Finance Committee
will consider funding the $1.2
million facility on Thursday.
BY MOLLY FELMET
Thursday, the Board of Trustees’ Business and
Finance Committee will consider a proposal for
the University and UNC Hospitals to jointly fi
nance a $1.2 million day-care center.
The proposed center would be located on N.C.
54, west of the William and Ida Friday Continu
ing Education Center and would support twice as
many children as the University’s present day
Chancellor Michael Hooker and the
University’s Building and Grounds Committee
have both approved the proposal.
‘Finding excellent day care at a reasonable
price is one of the biggest challenges facing work
ing parents in our community,” Hooker stated in
a news release. “The University wants to do all it
can as an employer to provide such an essential
service and make it convenient.”
The UNC Hospitals Board of Directors ap
Budget ‘Shenanigan’ Could Lead to Hiatus
BY MARK SWEET
While President Clinton and congres
sional Republicans refused to back down
over budget proposals, as of press time a
government shutdown today appeared
imminent. An estimated 800,000 civilian
employees could go home with no pay
indefinitely, but this may be just another
federal holiday, some economic analysts
Professor James Smith ofKenan-Flagler
Business School took a lighter approach to
the hype over the effects of the government
shutdown, noting that this is the fifth gov
ernment shutdown to send federal em
ployees home in the past 15 years.
“I think it’s wonderful if the govern
ment shuts down. We'll see if anyone actu
ally notices,” he said. “The shutdown is
just a technical shenanigan. Totally irre
sponsible, that’s Uncle Sam.”
Not so, said JefFClark, directorofpolicy
analysis and communication for the Envi
ronmental Protection Agency at Research
Triangle Park. The EPA is among the list
of nonessential agencies that will shut
“The shutdown would create a ripple
effect that goes beyond the federal level to
state and local governments, and even the
public,” he said. “Even a shutdown for just
a few days would delay our regulatory
process for several weeks.
“Everything gets pushed back. Essen
tially, we’re off until further notice, ’’ Clark
Professor James Wilde, who teaches
public finance in UNC’s Department of
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proved the plan Monday. If the BOT committee
approves the proposal, it will go before the entire
board at Friday’s meeting.
The proposal, initiated by a joint University-
UNC Hospitals committee, calls for the hospital
to finance the project and the University to reim
burse the hospital for half of the building expenses
over a period of time, said Laurie Charest, associ
ate vice chancellor for human resources and a
member of the joint committee.
The new day-care center would replace the
Victory Village Day Care Center located in Odum
Village. The center now provides day care for 64
children of hospital employees, faculty members
Under the plan, Victory Village would con
tinue to operate the new day-care center, said
Leigh Zaleon, director of Victory Village.
Dave Worster, co-chairman of the Board of
Directors ofVictory Village, said he did not expect
the cost of day-care services to rise with the change
“We have always done the best we could to
assist students and other lower income folks with
child care,” Worster said.
“We will continue to offer assistance to parents
who need it.”
The new center would have a 120-child capac
What If the Government Shuts Down?
Government Workers About 800,000 non-essential civilian
employees would be sent home without pay. Most would eventually
receive backpay. Estimated compensation would be about $1 billion.
Mail The U.S. Postal Service, which is self-supporting, would
continue services as normal.
Transportation Air traffic controllers, the Coast Guard, railway
inspectors and other essential safety personnel would work. Amtrak
would continue to run, but passports would not be issued.
Military All active-duty military would report to work, along with
more than half of the Department of Defense's civilian employees,
but pay will be given retroactively.
Courts Federal courts would remain open, but most civil cases
would be postponed.
Benefits Food stamps, welfare checks, social security checks,
Medicare and Medicaid payments, and veterans' compensation
would be issued, but no applications would be processed.
Tourism - National parks and monuments would be closed. All
Smithsonian museums would be closed. Campers at national parks
would be asked to leave.
Law Enforcement - Federal agencies such as the FBI, border
patrol and prisons would operate as normal.
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ity, Worster said. Of those 120 children, 60 spaces
would be for children ofhospital employees and 60
spaces would be for children of University faculty
However, Zaleon said she did not think the
expanded services would be enough to serve the
“We get a dozen calls a week that we can’t
handle,” Zaleon said.
“We’re not going to fill the need for the entire
The children enrolled in the present program
and their siblings will have priority at the new
center, Charest said.
Charest said that when plans were finalized,
Victory Village’s Board of Directors would make a
policy for decisions concerning the remaining spaces
for children of employees and students.
Victory Village is a nonprofit student organiza
tion funded by tuition revenue, the University,
Student Congress and the United Way.
The organization holds the highest state child
care license possible and is currently seeking ac
creditation from the National Association for the
Education of Young Children.
Worster said Victory Village would get its re
sponse from the national association by the end of
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. With the
clock ticking toward a midnight shutdown,
rowing bill Monday and prepared to close
most government operations in a jolting
political fight with Congress.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.,
meantime, called once more for Clinton to
sit down with Republican congressional
leaders to find an agreement.
“We hope at some point the president
will decide to talk with us and have a
discussion about how to get this solved,”
Gingrich told reporters. “I think it’s very
unfortunate that he is hiding and refusing
to discuss with us what would keep the
Speaking from his Oval Office desk,
Clinton accused Republicans of engineer
ing a budget crisis to further their spending
priorities. “This is not the time or the place
for them to backdoor their budget propos
als,” he said.
The bill that Clinton vetoed would have
extended the government’s ability to bor
row money beyond the current debt limit,
which will be reached sometime this week.
Clinton noted Republican amendments
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Vice President Al Gore criticizes Sen Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich for their part
in the government shutdown. Gore spoke in RTP on Monday. See story on page 5.
U-Bus, Code Changes on
Ballot in Special Election
BY MARVA HINTON
Students will have a chance to fill six
vacant Student Congress seats and vote on
several referenda in a special election held
Undergraduate students will be able to
vote on five referenda, while graduate stu
dents will vote on only four.
All students will be able to vote on:
■ a $2.50 per semester increase in stu
dent fees to continue the free U-bus route.
■ a change in the Student Code to allow
congress to fund religious and politically
■ a measure to mandate that a mini
mum of 5 percent of student activities fees
collected each year be appropriated to Stu
■ a measure to authorize using $1.2
million left over from the construction of
the Student Recreation Center to improve
student recreational facilities.
Only undergraduates can vote on a ref
erendum that would raise student fees by
45 cents per semester to fund the under
graduate a.p.p.l.e.s program.
Regardless of the votes for or against the
referenda, about 600 students must vote in
today’s election to make the referenda re
Students can vote at any ofthe poll sites;
however, only law students may cast their
ballots at the law school.
In addition, congress seats are open in
Districts 2,5, 8,10,18 and 23.
Students in Districts 2, 5 and 8 must
UNC Obtains Micliie Property
After Four Decades of Waiting
BY JAMES LEWIS
With the swift stroke of a pen, an Or
ange County judge ignored an old woman’s
last wish and made UNC and two histori
cal societies better for it.
In an eminent domain order signed Nov.
7, Orange County Superior Court Judge
Gordon Battle granted the University's
request to take the South Columbia Street
property ofthe late Sallie Markham Michie.
When the 96-year-old Mtchie died in
1992, she left her house and the proceeds
from the auction of a 113-acre estate on
Parker Road to the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
and the National Society of the Dames of
the Magna Carta. Michie had fought since
the 1950s to keep her home out of the
hands ofthe University
“Iknow that Mrs. Michie would be very
disappointed and probably enraged after
all the years she fought the University,”
said Betty Ibrahim, secretary of the local
But Ibrahim said the agreement reached
among the two parties and the University
would work out for the best.
In her will, Michie had intended for the
money from the sale of her farm to be used
to maintain her house on South Columbia
Street. The house was to be renovated and
maintained as a gathering place forthe two
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write in their choices for representatives in
those districts because no one is running
for the graduate student seats. Districts 2
and 8 have two seats open, while District 5
has only one open seat.
Districts 10 and 23 have only one candi
date on the ballot. John Joseph Young is
running for the District 10 seat, and Hugh
Michael Ball is running for the District 23
seat The District 18 race is the most com
petitive, with five candidates running for
two seats. Laney Adele Hawthorne, Kendle
Carmer Bryan, Lamont Antonio Grissom,
Harper Gordek and Terrance Shawn
McGill are the candidates.
Anne Shuart, chairwoman of the elec
tions board, said her staffhasbeen working
hard to prepare for today’s elections. “We
had to make sure the poll sites were ap
proved by congress and (by) the (locations
housing the) sites, and we had to get all the
equipment, including computers,” she said.
Sean Behr, a member of the student
government executive branch, said the
main goal was getting students to vote.
“We’re endorsing voting and not any spe
cific referenda,” Behrsaid. “Ourmaingoal
is getting 600 people to the polls.”
But in accordance with Battle’s order,
the two societies will split the $550,000 the
state deposited with the court in Septem
ber as compensation for the South Colum
bia Street property.
The two groups also will act as trustees
ofthe farm money and use the trust to fund
scholarships and academic awards for area
“That’s a wonderful tribute to Mrs.
Michie,” Ibrahim said. “Her name will be
carried on, and that’s one of the things she
Meanwhile, University officials said
they planned to go ahead with develop
ment plans for the property, which was the
lasi private residence on the UNC campus.
Gordon Rutherford, associate vice chan
cellor for facilities planning and design,
said the house would be demolished and
the property would be used as a parking lot
until a master development plan had been
developed for the northwest comerofcam
“1 would hope it’s down within 30 days,"
Rutherford. “It's just in terrible shape.”
TODAY: Rain; high of 50.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy; high