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Student surveys prompt
P2P route adjustments
BY TERESA KILLIAN
Some route changes for the P2P Xpress suggested by stu
dents became reality Friday when the shuttle service eliminated
stops at the Bell Tower Parking Lot and Craige Residence Hall
“The changes to cutting out Craige and stopping at Morrison
were directly related to student responses,” said Dan Valenti,
co-coordinator of the Student Issues Committee.
A recent survey conducted by student government showed
students favored eliminating the Bell Tower stop, as well as
stops at Hinton James and Ehringhaus Residence Halls, the
Smith Center and Granville Towers. The results were pre
sented to Carol Riddle, P2P Xpress director, and Michael
Klein, Department of Transportation and Parking director.
Klein said P2P Xpress would still pick up students outside
Craige, but instead of turning around in the residence hall’s
parking lot, the shuttle would turn around in Morrison Place.
P2P Xpress will also pick up students on South Road in front
of the Bell Tower instead of in Bell Tower Parking Lot.
Other changes in P2P Xpress service include using mini
buses to shuttle students to polishes Tuesday and to the Ra
Campaign Finance: The Power of PACs
The following PACs have contributed money to the campaigns of Gov. Jim Hunt and Sen. Jesse Helms:
HH Contributions to Hunt's campaign Contributions to Helms’ campaign
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Food Manufac- Bell South CP&L Champion Duke Power Glaxo- N.C. Farm First Citizens
Uon tured Employees Employees Infl. Corp. Employees Wellcome Bureau Bank Federal
Inc. Housing Federal Federal N.C. Inc.
General Bell South Carolina Power Nationsßank Weyerhaeuser Duke Power RJ First Citizens
Electric Cos. Employees and Lighting Corp. Employees Reynolds Bank N.C.
> N.C. Employees N.C. Federal
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Incumbents Helms, Hunt differ on issues, get
contributions from common campaign coffers
BY JONATHAN COX
While Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt and
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., come from
different sides of the political spectrum,
financially they are probably more alike
than either would care to admit.
According to the candidates’ financial
records, 13 political action committees
contributed to both campaigns.
Representatives from the PACs said
they gave money to Hunt and Helms
because they represented the vie ws of the
PACs. But the representatives were quick
to point out that they were not trying to
buy anyone’s vote.
“We are a nonpartisan, statewide or
ganization,” said Bob Jenkins, represen
tative of the N.C. Farm Bureau PAC.
“We have a committee who looks at the
candidates who are running and their
record on agricultural issues.
“A PAC contribution doesn’t mean
you bought somebody; it means you rec
ognize that an individual listened to you
and supported yourposition the majority
of the time," he said.
Keith Handley, spokesman for the
Weyerhaeuser PAC, agreed with Jenkins;
he said his PAC chose to give money to
Hunt and Helms because they had done
a good job representing the PAC’s views.
“We chose these candidates because
of their qualifications and their represen
tation of the constituency, ” Handley said.
“Individuals would probably take a look
at something further than what a candi
date for office does for business issues,
but business PACs are more apt to look at
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leigh-Durham airport. The Department of Housing is funding
the pilot airport shuttle program, said Jeremy Cohen, parking
and transportation coordinator for student government.
Some potential further changes include purchasing an addi
tional P2P Xpress minibus, installing driver notification de
vices, replacing the carpeting on the minibuses and hiring
Using student drivers would also benefit students and P2P,
Klein said. “We think that is a great opportunity,” Klein said.
“We think it is a way to have more direct linkage with our
customers and benefit students who need employment.”
Klein said the budget limited improvements to P2P Xpress.
“We have a budget that allows us to deliver the level of
service you see today,” he said. “We now need to make trade
offs in what we do or locate an additional funding source.”
P2P Xpress currently picks up students every 15 to 20
minutes when two of the three minibuses are running. Klein
said the DTP was still researching whether the increased level
of service would be worth the cost of anew minibus, which
would be around $50,000. The service runs three minibuses
during peak times, such as Friday and Saturday nights.
The department is also evaluating the need for an estimated
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Neither Hunt’s nor Helms’ office
would directly comment on accepting
money from the same PACs.
Hunt’s campaign office said PACs
weren’t as important to the candidate’s
campaign as individual contributions.
Contrary to his financial records, Hunt’s
press secretary Sean Walsh first denied
that Hunt accepted money from PACs.
“It is my understanding that Gov. Hunt
doesn’taccept contributions fromPACs.”
Walsh later said that the governor had
received money from numerous sources
and that he could be mistaken about
acceptance of PAC money. Regardless,
he said, Hunt would not allow contribu
tions to shape his positions. “The gover
nor has received contributions from
nearly 15,000 people in this election.”
Walsh said Hunt considered contribu
tions as support for his views and would
not allow contributions to shape his posi
tions. “It is not fair to say money colors
his views. People support Hunt because
of what he stands for: his stand against
crime and his fight for education.”
The response from the Helms camp
was similar. According to a press release,
individual contributions played a major
role in Helms’ campaign. “The average
contribution in my 1990 campaign was
$27,” the press release stated.
According to financial records, how
ever, Helms has begun to rely more
heavily on PAC money. Thad Beyle,
professor of political science, offered an
explanation for this shift in finance.
“This is one of the first times Helms
has relied heavily on PACs,” Beyle said.
Many of Helms’ contributions come
from out of state, but Helms’ press secre
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tary Julie Wilke denied allegations that
he was responding more to out-of-state
residents and PACs than to his constitu
ents in North Carolina. “Jesse Helms’
vote cannot be bought,” Wilke said.
PACs have traditionally had a nega
tive stigma attached to them, but they
offer an effective means of raising money.
Candidates in North Carolina receive
no public funding, so they must raise
money from individuals or PACs. Each
contributor to a gubernatorial candidate’s
campaign can give no more than $4,000
per election, each primary and general
election considered a separate election.
A senatorial candidate can receive no
more than SI,OOO from an individual and
no more than $5,000 from a PAC.
It is illegal in the state of North Caro
lina to make a corporate contribution to
a candidate's campaign. “The money
which our PAC gives comes from volun
tary contributions of the employees, "said
Nancy Pekarek, manager of corporate
communications at Glaxo-Wellcome.
“Our PAC is an independent organi
zation made up of employees from a
cross-section of the company who elect a
board which makes decisions about who
gets the money,” Pekarek said.
Beyle said PACs were created with
good intentions. “PACs were set up to
try to control the flow of money into
Beyle said PACs became a problem
because there were so many of them
putting a lot of money into campaigns
and political parties. “If an issue comes
up again, (a PAC) may remind a member
that they contributed to his campaign. It
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A volunteer's car was vandalized and a fence damaged Thursday when the Orange County Republican Headquarters
was broken into. The volunteer left her car at the headquarters while she went to a Republican rally in Raleigh.
Republican party headquarters
victim of Halloween vandalism
BY ROB NELSON
Unknown visitors to Chapel Hill’s
Republican Headquarters on Halloween
night did a little more than trick or treat.
According to police reports, the build
ing at 1221 Airport Road was vandalized
about 9 p.m. Thursday when two bath
room doors and a car were spray painted
with graffiti and an American flag was
stolen. A sign which hung at the front of
the building was knocked down.
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6. Transfer Voters Chapel HiH Police Station
7. East Franklin The Lutheran School
8. Eastside Ephesus Rosd School
9. Estes Hills Guy B. Phillips School
10. Glenwood Glenwood School
11. Greenwood UNC General Administration Building
12. King's Mill Aldersgste Methodist Church
13. Lincoln Lincoln Center Administration Building
14. Mason Farm Community Church Building, Purefoy Road
15. Northside Chapel HiH Town Had
16. Patterson New Hope Community Center
17. Ridgefield Binkley Baptist Church
18. Weaver Dairy Rre Station, Weaver Dairy Road
19. Westwood Frank Porter Graham School
20. Dogwood Acres Grey Culbreth School
21. Lion's Club Lion's Club Building, Carrboro
22. North Carrboro Homestead Road Community Center
23. OWASA OWASA Administration Building
24. Town Hall Carrboro Town Hall
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The spray-painted car, a ‘95 Nissan
Maxima, belonged to a Republican vol
Headquarters volunteer Martha
Jenkins said she was shocked by the
crime. “I am disgusted that anyone could
do something so hateful,” she said.
Jenkins said she was particularly of
fended by the excessive profanity in the
vandals’graffiti. “They were ugly, dirty
words words that could only be moti
vated by hate,” she said.
At the time of the incident, Eva
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Sauvage, another volunteer, was alone
inside finishing her work. She said she
believed the vandals were watching her
through a window and waited until she
put her head down to read a newspaper.
Sauvage said she then heard a loud
crash, later determined to be the flagpole
falling, and went outside.
“When I went out, I didn’t hear any
thing,” she said. “But then I saw the
shimmering of gold spray paint on the
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