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by Henry Farber
Staff Writer
Just to show that town
Transportation Director John Pappas
isn't too busy to give a guy a lift, he
drove a visitor to the Raleigh-Durham
airport Friday in the town's brand
new bus.
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by Mary Hand rick
Staff Writer
The UNC Student Health Service
continues to administer the morning-after
pill, despite a Federal Drug Administration
(FDA) regulation requiring it to be
prescribed only in cases of dire emergency.
Dr. James H. McCutchan, associate
University physician, said, "I do still
prescribe them. I don't like to, but I'll doit."
Although the FDA defines a dire
emergency as a rape or incest case,
McCutchan said in essence that any
University female who asks for the pills can
obtain them at her own risk.
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The 1973 and 1974 taxes on Old Well apartments have been squared away
by Roberts Associates, Carrboro mayor Robert Wells said.
Earlier this month, Wells threatened legal action against Roberts
Associates for delinquent' taxes. Owing a debt of $8,000, the realtor faced
possible foreclosure of the Old Well property on 54 Bypass in Carrboro.
Roberts Associates paid $3,000, and the banks holding its mortgages paid
the remaining $5,000 by the Oct. 1 1 deadline. The taxes have been paid in full,
said Carrboro attorney John Curry, who worked with the tax collectors on
the case.
Booking agency says
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by Harriet Sugar
Features Editor
Consistently during his performance at
Duke Tuesday night, Hunter Thompson
complained of his booking agency which
contracted him for $1,500 $750 of which
was to go to Thompson.
"They sent me down here like a piece of
meat," he carped. "I had no speech...had
nothing to say."
The following day, the Duke University
Union voted not to pay the mumbling
journalist for his non-speech, and
Thompson's booking agency said Duke was
absolutely right.
In a letter to the American Program
Bureau, mailed Wednesday, Duke Union
program advisor Linda Simmons described
Thompson's apparent condition as
"extremely inebriated and incapacitated"
and "for the most part incoherent and
-inaudible from the moment he went to the
podium."
Late Friday afternoon the agency called
the Puke Union to affirm the cancellation of
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Now don't get upset if you think it was
a waste of energy to use a $55,000 42-
passenger bus to do a friend a favor. The
passenger was the General Motors
employee who drove the bus here from
Pontiac, Mich. Pappas just wanted to
see first-hand if the bus was in good
operating condition before letting him
leave town.
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If any problems arose as a result of their
usage, "we doctors would be in hot water
with the FDA," McCutchan said. However,
since they are not illegal, doctors still
prescribe the pills. '
A doctor's prescription is required to
obtain the pills, and although the infirmary
physicians have scruples concerning the
process, they essentially leave the decisions
to the woman.
"I can tell her the dangers involved,"
McCutchan said, "but I won't decide for
her." He said he considers the pill an
irresponsible method of birth prevention
used by women who think too late, but said
he won't withhold prescriptions.
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texes paid
Thompson's fee.
In addition to arriving 50 minutes late, the .
journalist delighted in jerking the
microphone, kicking the podium, tossing
note cards into the air, and throwing his glass
of bourbon onto the stage curtain and
entering into a series of heated verbal
exchanges with the audience members.
Largely because of these incidents,
Simmons said, the American Program
Bureau did not"provide the services...for the
sponsor at the time and place specified in the
contract. Therefore I enclose no
remuneration for Hunter Thompson's
appearance at Duke University."
The action was approved Wednesday at a
Union Program Council meeting and
unanimously endorsed by the Union board
' of directors the following morning.
"Hunter Thompson was a crazy person
even before he went on stage," Simmons
said, explaining the haphazard manner in
which he spilt liquor on himself, kicked at a
door and bashed it with bis hand.
Although Simmons admitted she knew it
was against Duke University regulations to
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Bus 721 (or "Bus No. 1" as far as the
town is concerned) was found to be in
super condition especially when
compared to the 21 breakdown-prone
coaches now, roaring around town. As
operations supervisor Dick Rohdesays,
the old 45-seaters "are like '55 Fords .
compared to a '75 Continental."
N6. 1 arrived at 5 a.m. Friday, a little
"Morning-after pill" is a common term
referring to a series of hormone treatments
given to women as soon as possible after
sexual intercourse.
"It is not a form of birth control," said
Annie Bowling, an infirmary head nurse.
"Neither is it legally considered abortion,
because one can never be sure whether
conception has occurred." If conception has '
occurred, however, the pills will terminate
life just as abortion does.
The treatment consists of taking
prescribed hormones for five days thus
inducing the woman to have her period. In
this way, any chance of pregnancy is
terminated.
The immediate effects of the pills are
similar to the symptoms of an early
pregnancy. They include nausea, vomiting,
abdominal pain, breast tenderness, diarrhea,
lassitude and general sick feelings which last
for about a week.
Sometimes the treatment doesn't work
the woman fails to have her period and
becomes pregnant anyway. "This is where
the greatest danger lies," Bowling said.
Should the woman change her mind and
decide to have the child, the baby could be
subject to birth defects, Bowling said.
The degree of toxicity of the hormones, or
the extent of its cancer-producing effects is
unknown. Vaginal cancer in the female
offspring, however, has been connected to .
the drug-diethylstilbestrol (DES), which is
used for this treatment.
decision
absolutely right.
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let Thompson go on stage in his obviously
inebriated state, "at that point, with about
1,500 people out there, it was necessary to go
ahead and send him out," she said.
"It was sort of difficult to get him out there
anyway." ' . ' .
Simmons said she spoke to Thompson's
wife Sandy Wednesday after the
performance. "She was very apologetic,"
Simmons said. "She said Hunter really has
another side of him, and it's a shame we
didn't get to see it."
According to Simmons, Sandy Thompson
was extremely worried about her husband
when he left home Tuesday morning.
Deliberations on the decision to remove
Thompson began approximately 15 minutes
after Thompson appeared on stage, said
Denise Creech, chairman of Duke's Major
Speakers Committee. At about 9:05 p.m.
Creech and Simmons met with Duke Union
president John Miller and Dean of Student
Affairs William Griffith and decided to
allow the speech to continue until 9:30 p.m.
before making a final decision.
However, when Thompson began jerkb
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42-sest coach features vinyl bucket seats and
behind schedule (for the last time,
hopefully). Rohde quips again, "My
personal goal is that these new buses will
be so dependable that people will be able
to set their watches by them."
. Three more 42-seaters are on the way
from the GM plant, Rohde said. As
soon as they roll off the assembly line,
they are to be inspected and sent off one
at a time on the 780-mile trip.
The first bus is taking a rest from its
journey at the maintenance garage on
Franklin Street, just west of Eastgate.
Its motor is turned on only for tests and
special demonstrations .. .
"Lemme start it up for ya," Rohde
said at a private showing Friday
afternoon. He reached over, turned the
switch, and it cranked like a
Volkswagen sounding, in fact, like a
dozen of them starting in unison. But it
was pin-dropping quiet compared to the
members of the town's present veteran
fleet.
The new coaches emphasize
passenger comfort, Rohde says. The
interior, which smells like a new car,
features orange and black vinyl bucket
seats, more knee-room than the old
buses, tinted-glass windows sealed for
air conditioning, plus air-operated,
driver controlled doors that won't close
Approval
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The UNC Board of Governors is expected
to approve the University's 1975-1977
budget proposal today.
Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the General
Administration Building, the board will
consider a report of the budget and finance
committee. The report will outline
University financing for the nextinree years.
An unexpired term on the. Board of
Trustees of Western Carolina University will
the microphone and attempting to rip it
from the podium, the audio crew indicated
they would shut off their equipment unless
Thompson was immediately removed or
ceased his actions.
"We were concerned, too, for Mr.
Thompson's safety as he was leaning heavily
on the podium and pushing it toward the
orchestra pit in front of the stage," the letter
to the booking agency stated.
Creech and Miller then requested the
speech to be terminated and told Simmons
they would ask Thompson to answer one
final question before leaving.
When Thompson attempted to respond to
several shouted questions, threw his glass of
bourbon onto the stage curtain and kicked at
the podium, Simmons walked onstage and
led the speaker to his exit.
"He was getting very abusive damaging
property and kicking things about," Griffith -explained
after the speech. "We had let him
go on for a long time." -
Simmons estimated damages caused by
Thompson to be approximately $200. "He
broke the microphone and kicked the wood
off the podium," she said.
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Staff photos by Pvttr Ray
air - conditioning
on late passengers.
A wider windshield and more mirrors
make it easier for the driver to insure
passenger safety, Rohde says, and "new
signs on the sides, front and back tell
you where it's going."
Rohde said the new bus will first be
used on the" A" or " M" routes this week,
later to be tried on other routes. Aside
from the four big buses, thirteen 25
seaters are included in the town's order,
one of them to be used exclusively for
the handicapped. The entire new fleet
should be in service by Christmas,
-Rbhde.said, but Pappas has said major
schedule changes will not be made until
the semester break.
In the meantime, however, service
should be improved since breakdowns
have forced the system to operate on
some days with fewer buses than the 20
needed to properly serve the eight
routes. The additional buses should
insure optimum service daily.
Last week, Pappas met with officials
of the Urban Mass Transit Authority in
Washington, D.C., and reportedly laid
the groundwork for further federal
capital assistance for purchasing more
buses and other equipment. The original
capital grant paid for 80 per cent of the
system's operating expenses.
anticipated
ity to u dg e t
be filled. Two members of the Research
Triangle Institute and two directors of the
Research Triangle Foundation will be
elected.
. The board will also hear a report on
educational planning and a resolution
honoring the late Gov. Luther Hodges.
Veterinary, legal and medical education
and state aid to private higher education will
be discussed at the Nov. 15 meeting. ,
Final
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Quizzes are not to be given this semester on or after Monday. Dec. 2.
All 9 a.m. Classes on MWF Tues. Dec. 10 8:30 a.m.
All 330 p.m. Classes on TTH, Phil 21 Tues. Dec. 10 2 pjn.
All 11a.m. Classes on TTH Wed. Dec. 11 330 a.m.
All 1 p.m. Classes on MWF Wed. Dec. 11 2 pjn.
All 10 a.m. Classes on MWF Thur. Dec. 12 830 ajn.
All 3 p.m. Classes on MWF Thur. Dec. 12 2 p.m.
All 11a.m. Classes on MWF Frl. Dec. 13 830 a.m.
All 5 p.m. Classes on MWF, Busi 71 & 73,
Phys 24, Econ 61 Frl Dec 13 2 p.m.
All 930 a.m. Classes on TTH Sat. Dec. 14 833 a.m.
All 2 p.m. Classes on MWF Sat. Dec. 14 2 p.m.
All 8 a.m. Classes on MWF . Won. Dec 18 830 a-m.
All 1230 p.m. Classes on TTH . Mon. Dec 18 2 p.m.
All 12 Noon Classes on MWF Tues. Dec 17 830 ajn.
All 2 p.m. : Ciasseson TTH ' Tues. Dec 17 2 p.m.
Fren, Germ, Span, Russ &
Port 1,2, 3, 4, Busi 170 Wed. Dec 18 833 ajn.
All 8a.m. CiassesonTTH Wed. Dec 18 2p.m.
All 4 p.m. Classes on MWF Thur. Dec 19 833 ajn.
All 5 p.m. Classes on TTH and all classy
not otherwise provided for
in mis schedule Thur. Dec 19 2 p.m.
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But surgery
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by Jsff Wilson
United Press International
I LONG BEACH, Calif.-Former
President Richard Nixon is responding
satisfactorily to treatment for his phlebitis
ridden leg, but there is still a very good
chance of surgery if tests this week show the
development of new blood clots, Nixon's
physicians said Sunday.
Dr. John Lungren, Nixon's personal
physician at Long Beach Memorial Hospital
said the former president had responded
adequately to drug treatments to reduce the
clots in his left leg.
However, more tests will be conducted
within the next few days to see if surgery is
needed, Lungren said.
"If the tests show there is active clotting,
then the chances of surgery are very Rood,"
Lungren said during a news conference.
Lungren added that if all went well Nixon
would be able to return by the end of this
week to his seaside home in San Clemente,
Calif., where he has lived in seclusion since
resigning the presidency Aug. 9.
Asked how much pain the former
president underwent during his recent
hospitalization, Lungren said, "At the
present time he is not in any undue pain."
However, Ronald Ziegler, Nixon's former
press secretary, described him as "looking
pale and drawn." Ziegler said Nixon is
resigned to the fact that he has a serious
illness."
Lungren, who supervised Nixon's ll -day
hospitalization for phlebitis in September
and early October said the former president
will be under close medical supervision" for
a "protracted period of time,"
Asked if this meant Nixon would not be
able to travel to Washington to testify at the
Watergate conspiracy trial, Lungren said, "If
surgery is required, he would be unavailable
over the long haul to make a court
appearance."
Lungren added, however that if surgery is
not necessary, Nixon might be available to
testify within two months.
The doctor said he was "happy to report
that the former president is adequately
anticoagulated at this time." However, he
said surgery would be necessary if further
tets reveal "qualitative evidence of blood
clotting" or if a blood clot travels to the lung.
Doctors discovered a small clot in the lung
when Nixon was first hospitalized for
phelbitis Sept. 23. Such-a condition could
prove fatal.
Nixon was unexpectedly readmitted to the
hospital for treatment of the phlebitis
condition Wednesday night. Lungren said
the former president had not responded to
oral anticoagulation treatment designed to
thin his blood and prevent clotting.
A venogram, conducted Wednesday,
showed many blockages in blood vessels.
And Lungren said Nixon wassuffering some
discomfort because of "a small amount of
bleeding from the gums."
The possibility remained, Lungren said,
that Nixon is among approximately nine per
cent of phlebitis patients who cannot be
helped by drug therapy.
Nixon's phlebitis condition first surfaced
when he was seen limping on a trip to the
Middle East last June.
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