Satlu ®ar Mnl
New Legislature to be UNC friendly?
■ Incoming Democratic
legislators say they will fight
for more UNC funding.
BY JEFF YOUNG
UNC-system advocates took a keen
interest—many at the voting booth—in
the next Legislature’s idea of a properly
funded University system.
Tuesday’s elections kept these people
counting the partisan majority of both
■ El Mercado Central
provides Hispanic residents
a place to buy native items.
BY AARON LEVINE
Imagine moving to an area that doesn’t
sell ingredients for North Carolina staples
like sweat potato pie or hush puppies. In
fact, there aren’t even any words to de
As more Latinos have moved to the
Triangle, they’ve faced a similar scenario,
asking in vain at supermarkets for “char
ras” and “limones” from their native
But no more.
El Mercado Central, which means “the
central market,” opened on Carrboro’s
Main Street in late September.
When owner Tim Johnson worked at
a BP station, his Latino customers told
him if he carried foods like charras and
hot chiles that they had trouble finding,
Town officials say parking
availability not a problem
BY KATE HARRISON
Though many Chapel Hill residents
may feel as though they are on a never
ending quest for a parking spot, area
transportation officials say the town has
no real parking
“I think part of
the dilemma is that
people are used to
a suburban parking
they can drive right
Part one of a
series about parking issues
up to the front of buildings,” said David
Bonk, Chapel Hill’s senior transporta
tion planner. “BecausedowntownChapel
Hill is an urban area, that’s not the case
He said there were plenty of parking
spots available on Franklin Street, but
they were one or two blocks down and
many people didn’t want to walk.
Some of those who do not want to
walk or who cannot find a spot may end
up parking illegally or on sidewalks.
Football, hoops collide
The UNC football team Basketball
finishes its home slate l Qfi.*Q7 iiS !
basketball team opens r J: J#||fjs§ ' -* __
with the Blue/White \ - / \ P
game Saturday. Look *•**>•••*•*•
X for Basketball 1996-97 — l *—"-"V
inside today's Daily Tar
“r*. Heel, and don't forget iSSS.
_ t 0 9 rab Ihe last asr rjar* 1 "
X --. Sport Saturday of the =
rt year before the *,&***
Student Congress voted to
try to influence the creation
of nighttime parking.
houses, attributing the bitter fighting
about UNC-system funding in the past
two years to a House dominated by Re
The Democrats took a stronger, 10-
seat majority in the N.C. Senate.
The House contest for a partisan ma
jority had not been decided as of press
time due to the close 19th District race.
Democrat Eleanor Kinnaird, who won
a 16thDistrictN.C. Senate seat Tuesday
night, said she thought this General As
sembly would serve the UNC system
better than the previous one.
“It was slash and bum for UNC on the
r ; 3 * —
HL m U
Tim Johnson, co-owner of Carrboro's El Mercado Central grocery store, unpacks stock onto his shelves. The town's
ethnic store carries a wide variety of Latino clothes, food and other goods.
they would buy them, he said.
“They didn’t have any place to go,” he
said. “Your major grocery stores don’t
stock this stuff.”
The store, which features a wide vari
ety of Latino foods, clothing and other
goods, has been booming since it opened.
Chapel Hill Parking Superintendent Den
nis Garett said such parking violations
brought in $186,000 in fines last year.
He said revenues from the fines go
back into the parking fund for meters,
parking lot attendants and upkeep of the
lots. Any surplusgoesback into thetown’s
To deter illegal parking, Garett said
the town had begun to use a parking
boot, a demobilizing device which is
clamped on to the wheels of cars. Boots
are used on cars with four or more out
standing parking violations.
“We started the program a few months
ago, and I don’t know the exact number
of parking boots we’ve used, but the
frequency of their use is increasing,” he
Residents have a different view of the
situation, especially ones who five in
areas within walking distance ofFranklin
Street and the University.
Victoria Tackett, who lived on Vance
Street for six years but has since moved,
See PARKING, Page 5
An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure.
Steven E. Clark
This week, Jersey Mike's
became the third sub shop
to open its doors in the
downtown area. Page 4
House side last term, and it was only the
Senate that saved it,” Kinnaird said.
In 1995, the Republican-controlled
House submitted a budget for the UNC
system that would have cut $49 million,
or 3.7 percent, from UNC coffers, but a
Democratic Senate compromise pre
vented budget reductions exceeding 1
Stephen Wood, R-Guilford, the chair
man of the House Education Commit
tee, saidhe expected to be back at his post
next session, with no change in the status
quo for system funding. Among Wood’s
Rinding forecasts for thenextbudget cycle
“I still can’t get enough stuff in,” he
said. “I can’t expand because I can’t get
enough in to fill these shelves before the
other stuff sold. Everything I have is
in constant demand. ”
Tim’s wife, Susan, who helps out at
the store whenever possible, said much
radio w3 Ve s
BY JOHN MCALLISTER
It’s more of a ritual than a habit.
At the beginning of each game, Tar
Heel fans tune their radios to that
familiar voice that has
enchanted and thrilled
them through the good
times and the bad.
This year marks the 26th anniver
sary for Woody Durham as the
“Voice of the Tar Heels.” And dur
ing the years he has become just as
much of an institution as the sports
After decades of broadcasting,
Durham has developed a personal
style treasured by his fans.
“Ninety to 95 percent of the people
that come up and speak to me always
talk about turning the sound down
(on the television) and listening to
(our) broadcasts,” Durham said. “I
accept that as a real compliment.
“We work hard to get to know and
to follow the Tar Heels,” said
Durham, describing his appeal.
“People like it because they realize
this. There is a certain degree of inti
macy and we have a certain perspec
tive ofthe team that (others) wouldn’t
necessarily have. They like this close
Durham said he enjoyed the
uniqueness of Fs profession and the
challenge of calling plays on the air.
“Play-by-play is about the only
Lab! Theater presents a
racy production of 'Frankie
and Johnny in the Clair de
Lune.' Page 5
was no new tuition increases for the sys
“We had a pretty hefty increase last
time, and that’s not something I would
press for or support,” Wood said. “I’d be
surprised to see anything like that initi
ated in our committee.”
Despite losingsl44 million from UNC
continuation budgets since 1989, UNC
system President C.D. Spangler said he
was confident the new General Assem
bly would see fit to honor the system with
See FUNDING, Page 2
of the store’s success has been due to the
influx of Latinos in the area.
“I don’t have any figures, but it is
really obvious that the Latino population
is growing,” she said.
See HISPANIC, Page 2
thing we have left in this business
that is done the moment it happens,”
he said. “That’s what makes it fun.
You must be ready to go with the
flow of the game.”
Despite the fast pace of the game,
Durham said he
didn’t bog himself
down by worrying
“Everything that happens in ath
letics happens so quicldy you don’t
have time to think about possibly
making a mistake,” he said. “You
worry about it and I think that’s what
drives me in my preparation. After a
game, I’ve only used about a third of
what I’ve prepared. You can’t dictate
Dean Smith, head coach of the
men’s basketball team, said he ad
mired Durham’s devotion to his
“You don’t find anyone more pre
pared,” Smith said. “Woody’s ex
tremely gifted and very loyal to the
Students, alumni and fans seem to
respect what Durham has added to
the excitement of UNC sports. His
personality both on and off the air
continues to make him a legend in his
“Woody’s the best in the busi
ness, ” said head football coach Mack
Brown. “He’s a tireless worker. Most
See DURHAM, page 4
High winds, chance ~
of rain; high 60s.
Weekend: Sunny; low 50s.
Women's status at UNC
The first graph represents female population patterns at UNC at each level during a period
of 10 years. The second graph details the percentage of female faculty in each rank.
60%i _ __ ■ ■ —.
30% ~ (t Graduate
1983-84 1986-87 1989-90 1992-93
D a □ Nontenure
30% - - - Track
20% _ □
ii% —i ——ii 1 1 1 1 1 i— ——
1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
UNC women better off
than national average
BY KAITLIN GURNEY
Searching through the sea of faces as
students walk through the Pit on then
way to class, one firm impression can be
formed: there are far more women than
men on UNC’s campus.
According to a recent University re
poxt-WOm.cn now comprise mote t&smxs.
percent of the University as a whole,
topping the national university enroll
ment average of 55 percent.
This has not always been the case.
Although the University has been in ex
istence for more than 200 years, women
have only been a part of this tradition for
the past century. Women were admitted
as freshman beginning in 1963, and since
that time have grown to become the
majority on campus.
jngjL; _ v "
Woody Durham, "Voice of the Tar Heels," has been announcing UNC sports
for the past 26 years. Durham graduated from the University in 1963.
103 years of editorial freedom
Serving die studena and the University
community since 1893
Business/Ad vertisng: 962-1163
Volume 104, Issue 106
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
© 1996 DTH Publishing Cop.
All lights reserved
DTH/MARK WEISS MAN
The report was compiled by Nerissa
Rivera, a research associate at the UNC
Office oflnstitutional Research. Rivera’s
report compares statistics for women en
rolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional programs of study at UNC,
as well as faculty data, to national aver
ages published in an American Council
on Education brief.
“in rnttnom every area 1 icseaickted,
UNC women were either comparable or
better represented than their national
counterparts,” Rivera said.
University’s undergraduates in 1992-93,
a percentage very similar to that of a
decade earlier. Females are also in the
majority at the graduate level, earning 59
percent of all master’s degrees awarded
See REPORT, Page 4