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Tobacco rules anger, unite gubernatorial candidates
BY WENDY GOODMAN
ASSISTANT STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
WINSTON-SALEM ln a city
named after two brands of cigarettes,
Democrats and Republicans said they
stood united on one issue working
against the devastating effects that Presi
dent Bill Clinton’s new tobacco regula
tions will have on North Carolina.
Gov. Jim Hunt and state Rep. Robin
Hayes, R-Cabarrus, the Republicannomi
nee for governor, spent most of Friday
morning criticizing Clinton’s new regu
lations on tobacco sales and advertising
at the N.C. Association of County Com
missioners’ annual conference.
Both gubernatorial candidates said
they adamantly opposed the new mea
sures placing tobacco under the control
of the Food and Drug Administration.
“These regulations are wrong and
outrageous,” Hayes said. “(Clinton) is
sacrificing North Carolina families and
industry for his own political success. ”
The new regulations, which Clinton
approved Friday, declared nicotine an
addictive drug and identified cigarettes
and smokeless tobacco as the devices
that carry the drug.
The goal of the new regulations is to
halve the number of teenagers nation
wide who smoke or chew tobacco. Cur
rently, there are 4.5 million teen smokers
Bookstore deplores Student Stores’ tactics
BY LAURA GODWIN
While the lines for textbooks at area
stores have shortened and the textbook
rush is coming to a close, a local textbook
store manager has accused Student Stores
Internationalist Books, located at 405
W. Franklin St., has exclusively taken
and filled orders of some UNC profes
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and 1 million who use smokeless to
Hunt said he had spoken to White
House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta on
Thursday and told him the state would
be examining various actions that could
be taken against the FDA’s regulations.
Hunt said the state would decide
whether to pursue legal action early this
Citing tobacco as North Carolina’s
number one cash crop, Hayes said the
regulations will severely hurt the state’s
economy. Hayes said the 100,000 em
ployees of the state’s tobacco industry
will feel a great burden from the regula
“One of the greatest threats ever to
face North Carolina is Bill Clinton,”
Hayes said. “He says that he wants to
protect children; that’s a clever political
cover. The reality is that he is looking for
votes to win an election.”
Hayes said many families across the
state—whether they work on farms or in
the factories depend on tobacco sales
for money. Hayes told stories of families
he knew that depended on tobacco sales
to send their children to college.
“We’ve got to stand up in front of Bill
Clinton and say no,” Hayes said. “We’re
about freedom from oppressive govern
Hunt said he would continue to sup-
sors for more than a decade, said Co
manager Donit Geshuri.
Two representatives of Student Stores
came into Internationalist Books recently
and copied the titles of those books that
UNC professors ordered only through
her store, Geshuri said. Geshuri later
found out that Student Stores was carry
ing these books, wnich professors had
ordered through her to support the lo
cally owned, liberal store, without the
compelling contemporary interest.
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Up in smoke
On Friday, President Bill Clinton placed a series of new
restrictions on the tobacco industry aimed at curbing teen
smoking. Tobacco will be regulated by the FDA as an %.
addictive drug. The restrictions include:
fl Cigarette vending machines will be banned from grocery stores, restaurants and
any other place where a teen might wander. They still will be allowed in bars and
casinos that let in only people who can prove they're over 18.
■ There will be no more brand-name sponsorship of sports such as the former
Virginia Slims tennis tournament or a Marlboro auto-racing team.
■ No more T-shirts or hats bearing cigarette brands or logos; what Health and
Human Services Secretary Donna Shalaia calls "walking advertisements."
■ No more Joe Camel ads in Rolling Stone magazine and other publications read
by significant numbers of teens. Only black-and-white text ads will be allowed.
■ No more Marlboro Man on roadside billboards, where black-and-white text will
also be the law. And no billboards at all within 1,000 feet of schools or play
■ Photo identification required for every purchase by anyone under age 27.
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port Clinton in his bid for the White
House, but he strongly parts ways with
the president on the approval of die new
“I told them in no uncertain terms that
we’re going to fight this,” Hunt said.
Hayes agreed thatthe state would have
• Geshuri said she feels that Student
Stores, by ordering books without the
request of professors, is trying to put her
store out of business. “It’s such an ex
ample of‘Wal-Martization,’ the big guy
trying to put out the little guy,” she said.
John Jones, director of Student Stores,
said the buyers who went to Internation
alist were just doing their jobs. Jones said
in order for Student Stores to assess de
mand for a particular text, they must
know what every professor orders. “We
Officials balance needs of
BY JOHN SWEENEY
ASSISTANT UNIVERSHY EDrTOR
For years, UNC administrators have
been applauded for attempting to retain
the campus’ natural beauty. Recent con
struction projects across campus, though,
have members of the University commu
nity asking whether that policy has fallen
by the wayside.
In the past year, construction was ap
proved or begun on an expansion of
Kenan Stadium, a Health Affairs audito
rium and anew entrance road to the Bell
Tower parking lot. There was even some
discussion of turning the IM-Rec fields
near Carmichael Auditorium into a park
“I think (green space) is critical,” Stu
dent Body President Aaron Nelson said.
“We need to be careful that, in all our
growth, we are sensitive to preserving
green space on campus. Nobody wants
Department heads to pick holidays
BY MARVA HINTON
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDTOR
The University will leave it up to de
partment heads to decide if employees
will be required to work on two tradi
tional University holidays next year.
In a memorandum to administrators
and employees under the State Person
nel Act, Executive Vice Chancellor Elson
Floyd said Labor Day and Good Friday
would remain paid holidays, but some
offices might open with full or reduced
staff if necessary.
The University will stay open on the
two, holidays during the 1997-98 school
yeair due to UNC-system President C.D.
Spangler’s directive that campuses have
150-day academic calendars. The Uni
versity had previously planned for 144
Floyd said Labor Day and Good Fri-
Carrboro and Hillsborough
governments could lose
their voice in the landfill
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to pull together to fight the “oppressive”
regulations. Hayes also criticized Hunt
and said the incumbent might not be so
ready to fight the White House on this
See TOBACCO, Page 2
need to know what’s going on,” he said.
“Competition is not at all in this.”
Jones said he sent buyers into all area
bookstores, not just the Internationalist.
Gina Mahalek, course materials man
ager for Student Stores, said when a pro
fessor chooses not to give Student Stores
their textbook request, they put students
at a disadvantage. Students who receive
grants-in-aid or some other scholarships
See BOOKS, Page 2
to live in a concrete jungle.”
But Andrew Pearson, a member of the
Student Environmental Action Coalition,
said he questioned the University’s com
mitment to preservation. “From what
I’ve seen, I don’t think green space pres
ervation has much of a priority in the
University’s planning,” he said.
Pearson said the work at Kenan Sta
dium, where trees are being razed to add
8,000 seats to the facility, and parking lot
construction were signs ofthe University’s
lack of concern for preservation.
Director of Facilities Planning and
Design Gordon Rutherford said the diffi
culty was choosing between the needs of
a large research university and UNC’s
old-fashioned southern college image.
“Everybody wants to remember Caro
lina the way it was when they were here, ”
Rutherford said. “There are two prob-
See GREEN SPACE, Page 2
day would be normal staffholidays. “For
staff employees it’s no change,” he said.
“It’s consistent with how we handle holi
Floyd said University offices could be
closed, but dining halls would remain
open because of a contract the University
has with campus food service providers.
In the memorandum, Floyd left what
some see as a strong suggestion that de
partments not open. “Departments
should consider the budget implications
of electing to be open on those dates since
funds for holiday pay must come from
the department’s regular budget,” he
Peter Schledom, a delegate to the
Employee Forum, said the University’s
meaning was clear.
“By giving the departments the option
to be open, but not funding it, they’re
giving department heads a not-so-subtle
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RJR targets smokers who
can’t quit with ‘safer’ Eclipse
BY ERICA BESHEARS
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
DURHAM—At the same time Presi
dent Bill Clinton declared tobacco an
addictive drug Friday, researchers for
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Cos. were dis
cussing their approach to curbing smok
ing-related illnesses: the “harm reduc
tion strategy” and the Eclipse cigarette.
A daylong conference at Duke Uni
versity thathighlighted the scientific prop
erties and medical risks of Eclipse drew
industry scientists and medical research
ers from around the world.
Donald deßethizy, vice president of
product development for R.J. Reynolds,
said during a midday news conference
that the company wanted to focus on
smoking “progress,” rather than smok
“Progress” means making cigarettes
safer for the Americans who already
smoke and aren’t planning to quit,
deßethizy said. “If people didn’t smoke,
there would be no risk.”
So regulating or prohibiting cigarettes
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hint that it would be better for them to
remain closed on those days, ” Schledom
said. “I hope most department heads
would chose to do that.”
Floyd’s letter follows on the heels of
widespread protests over a revised 1997-
98 school calendar that would take two
holidays from staff employees.
Margaret Swezey, a secretary in the
School of Law, collected 815 employee
signatures on a petition objecting to the
extra days on the University calendar.
“I’m very disappointed with the deci
sion,” Swezey said Sunday.
Swezey said opening the University
on traditional holidays would be prob
lematic for staff and students.
She cited the lack of bus transporta
tion available on traditional holidays,
lack of child care and traditional family
activities on those days as problems with
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will not solve the problem, deßethizy
Enter Eclipse. The tobacco in the ciga
rette is primarily heated instead ofbumed,
so 90 percent less second-hand smoke
filters into the air and 75 percent fewer
cancer-causing agents enter the body.
Deßethizy said Eclipse should not af
fect the teen smoking rate, the main thrust
behind Clinton’s new regulations.
“ Young cigarette smokers seem to smoke
the most popular brand adults smoke,”
he said, adding that he doesn’t expect
Eclipse to gain that status.
Nor does promoting a “safer” ciga
rette put R.J. Reynolds in the awkward
position of admitting that its other ciga
rettes are unsafe, he said. “We’re not
being put in any position we haven’t been
in before,” deßethizy said. “We would
like to understand the relationship be
tween smoking and disease.”
A panel of medical researchers greeted
Eclipse with cautious optimism. “There
is only one safe cigarette that’s no
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