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John Boone, right, discuss the issues at a forum Tuesday Hjll Board of Aldermen will be held tonight at 7:30 in Howell
cosponsored by the Da7y Tar Heel and Student Government. Hall. Staff photo by Sam Fulwood III.
Chuck Alston, left, DTH state and national editor, served as
Station owner. Board hurts business
By MEREDITH CREWS
Staff Writer
A Carrboro businessperson has
leveled charges against the town's Board
of Aldermen, claiming that some of the
board's actions have damaged Carrboro
business.
"The board has no business sense of
what local businesses need," said Jim
Stewart, co-owner of The Station
Saloon and Restaurant. "Carrboro is a
boom town, and the board doesn't know
how to handle it. We need people who
can help businesses grow with the
town."
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen
recently threatened Stewart and
business partner Mike Macomson with
revocation of The Station's conditional
land-use permit. But the board granted
The Station an extension to Nov. 9 to
fulfill conditions of the permit.
It was the third extension granted to
The Station in a two-year period.
Stewart said restraints by the board
are suffocating businesses and keeping
Controversial attorney
to speak on racial equality
Julius Chambers, a controversial
Charlotte civil rights attorney, will speak
on the state of the University's
commitment to racial equality at 8 p.m.
tonight in Memorial Hall.
Chambers is to address the problem of
human rights in North Carolina and the
University's responsibility in providing
an affirmative atmosphere for racial
equality.
Chambers, the president of the
NAACP Legal Defense and Education
Fund, resigned from the UNC Board of
Governors in August after the UNC
system announced its decision to appeal
Demands long hours of study
CPA exam a certified drain
By MEREDITH CREWS
Staff Writer
Bobby Silver never thought he'd spend every Friday and
Saturday night in the library, but he has had to make some
sacrifices to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant
(CPA) exam.
"I haven't been to a football game the entire semester," said
Silver, taking a brief study break at the Undergraduate
Library Monday night.
"We've even been in review sessions every weekend from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.," he said.
The exam, which begins today in Charlotte, continues
through Friday. It is probably one of the toughest
professional exams in the nation, a spokesperson for the N.C.
State Board of CPA Examiners said, and only 15 to 20 percent
of those taking it for the first time will pass.
A total of 906 North Carolinians will try this week,
however, according to the spokesperson. Of these, 75 to 80 are
Carolina students.
"Even when you're not studying, it's occupying your mind,
and you're feeling guilty," said Steve Anderson, who, along
with Silver, plans to take the test this week. "But Dr. Junius
Terrell, professor in the School of Business, has given us
encouragement and shown more concern than any other
professor I've had."
Silver said some students have been preparing for the exam
since summer vacation.
Silver and Anderson said they have studied at least three
and one-half hours in the library each day since August. In
them from growing.
"Carrboro is the only town in the area
where parking spaces must be 10 by 20
feet," he said. "When you have to pave
the driveway, talk about a lot of
money."
Stewart also said some conditions of
land-use permits were superfluous.
"When Duke Power was putting up
the outside lights, they said it was
ridiculous the amount of lights they had
to put in," he said. "They (Duke Power)
said two outside lights would suffice in
front where the board required three."
But Stewart said he intends to
continue "at utmost speed" to fulfill the
remaining requirements for the land-use
permit, despite financial strain.
"The board said I should have paved
my driveway earlier and it. wouldn't
have cost more money than was set aside
for the purpose," he said. "It would have
been $1,500 cheaper in June because
Carr M ill was being paved, and it would
have been less expensive for them to do
ours.
"But we couldn't as we didn't have our
desegregation guidelines sent down by
the U.S. Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW).
In resigning, he questioned the board's
effectiveness in dealing with
desegregation. He said he felt he could do
more for the people of North Carolina by
operating outside that level of
educational decision-making.
UNC's new desegregation plan accepts
some of the HEW's guidelines but rejects
others, including a 150 percent increase in
black enrollment in traditionally white
schools in the next five years. The UNC's
plan aims for a 32 percent increase.
Chambers' address is free.
addition, they have attended review sessions and regular
classes.
"To get jobs in accounting firms, you have to have it
(CPA)," Anderson said. "If you don't pass it in two and a half,
years, you're out of luck.
"I don't want to go through this again, I really don't, but it's
worth it when you consider the salaries," he said. "A CPA just
starting out can make between $12,500 and $14,500, after
which he can go up to as much as $100,000."
Taking the CPA exam is an expensive process.
"It costs $50 for the test itself, $38 for review books, $85 for
weekend review sessions and $25.50 a night for a hotel room in
Charlotte," Silver said.
Anderson said a lot of material had to be covered in
preparation for the exam.
"It's like preparing for a final for 10 courses at one time," he
said. "But it's worth it if you enjoy what you're doing. It's a
good profession; some think it's boring, but it's not."
The spokesperson for the N.C. State Board of CPA
Examiners said more UNC students take the exam than do
students from other schools because of UNC's reputation for
success on the exam.
"Also, other schools are just now beginning accounting
programs within business schools," the spokespereon said.
Silver said he planned to get a few cases of beer after he
finishes the exam Friday.
And, he said, "I hope I'll be able to meet my roommate
Saturday. I get home after he's in bed and otherw ise I'm in the
library."
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permit in June.
"People on the board are starting to
take this personally, and I'm trying to
protect my rights and my customers'
rights. I want people to vote on election
day, no matter how the elections fall."
Stewart said one of his main concerns
is for his customers, and his opposition
to some of the land-use permit
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Possession legal up
House may adopt Carter's
By MARK ANDREWS
Staff Writer
Federal law still allows prison terms for
marijuana users. But next year Congress
may follow the lead of some states and adopt
President Carter's recommendation to
decriminalize possession of small amounts
of marijuana.
The N.C. General Assembly this summer
eliminated the possibility of prison terms for
first offenders convicted of possessing one
ounce or less of marijuana.
Rep. Lamar Gudger, D-N.C, a member
of the subcommittee on criminal justice of
the House Judiciary Committee which will
review one marijuana decriminalization bill,
said he is somewhat optimistic that a reform
bill will be passed by Congress some time in
the future. He said he supports a "qualified
decriminalization" of marijuana.
"I could support a bill which would not
require imprisonment of first offenders
under 25 years of age," he said, adding that
such a bill would apply only to amounts less
than one ounce.
Gudger opposes extending the
decriminalization law to include sellers of
marijuana or repeat offenders.
"I think a break point ought to be an
ounce, but 1 think a break point also ought to
be for first offenses," Gudger said.
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By DAVID VVATTERS
Staff Writer
Three newcomer candidates for the
Carrboro Board of Aldermen said
Tuesday that political division in the
town must be mended for the board to
function effectively.
The three candidates trying to break
into the board said the division between
the Carrboro Community Coalition
(CCC). which represents students, and
the Allied Citizens for Carrboro (ACC),
which represents permanent residents, is
a hindrance to local government. Jim
Porto, Sherwood Ward and Harry
Wheeler said a compromise between
students and residents would improve
the board.
But Bob Drakeford, a member of the
board and CCC as well as a mayoral
candidate, said political diversity is
important so that all sides of an issue
will be represented. He claimed that the
idea of political unity is a false one in
this campaign because disharmony
stimulates discussion of the issues.
The candidates' remarks came at a
forum of Carrboro mayoral and
alderman candidates cosponsored by
the Daily Tar Heel and Student
Government. A similar forum for
Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen
candidates will be held tonight at 7:30
p.m. in 104 Howell Hall.
While the three new candidates are
running as independents, the four other
participants in the forum are members
of either the CCC or the ACC.
Drakeford and incumbent candidates
Doug Sharer and Nancy White are
members of the CCC, and mayotxl
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chances of eventual reform, Gudger
admitted there was opposition to the
proposals.
"A lot of people fiat out say they will not
support decriminalization." Gudger said.
Gudger predicted that the House would
begin some consideration of the bills in
February or March of next year.
Andy Burness, health affairs assistant to
Rep. Richardson Preyer, D-N.C, agreed
that the House would not begin
Senate committee reverses decision on pot
WASHINGTON (UP1) - The Senate
Judiciary Committee Tuesday reversed its
decision to decriminalize possession of up to
an bunce of marijuana, but proposed
lightening of penalties.
At present, under federal law, the
possession of any amount of marijuana is
punishable by a $5,000 fine and one year in
jail. The compromise, included in a bill to
revise all federal criminal laws, would be
substantially easier on persons possessing
less than 10 ounces.
On a 12-1 vote, the committee approved a
provision which would set a fine of up to
$100 for persons who possess less than 10
grams of marijuana, about one-third of an
ounce.
Although the offense would be a "criminal
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Doug Mayes, newsperson for Charlotte station WBTV, gets the
opinion of UNC student Allen Patterson on reverse
discrimination and the Allan Bakke case. Mayes visited UNC
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candidate John Boone is identified with
the ACC.
After answering questions about the
students' voice in local government,
housing problems and possible
solutions to the water situation, the
candidates engaged in a lively debate on
the bus system in Carrboro.
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All of the candidates agreed there was
a need for a bus system, but their
opinions differed sharply on how the
bus system should be funded.
Boone said he was opposed to the
city's subsidizing the bus system. "The
people who use the service should pay
for it."
Sharer said the bus service should be
marijuana plan next year
consideration of any proposals until
February at the "very, very earliest." He
noted that the House is operating presently
under a heavy work load and that there are
scheduling problems.
He could not say whether any
decriminalization bill would survive the
rigors of subcommittee and committee
debate.
Burness said Preyer is "very willing to
listen to a reassessment" of federal laws on
infraction," the defendant's record
automatically would be expunged for both
the first and second offense. A person
arrested for the third time could have his
record expunged if there were no more
violations in the following year.
For persons possessing between 10 grams
and one ounce of marijuana, there would be
an automatic $100 fine for both the first and
second offenses, but the record could be
expunged after six months or 12 months,
respectively, if there were no further
violations.
An individual arrested a third time would
be subject to the same penalties prescribed
for possession of between one and 10 ounces
30 days- in jail and a $500 fine.
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expanded. "I can guarantee that as long
as CCC members are elected, we will
continue to have buses, and maybe an
expanded service."
And Wheeler said the town should
support the bus system, but with
existing funds only. "We should take the
cost of the system out of the contigency
fund instead of raising taxes."
The bus debate is an important issue
in Carrboro. Many permanent residents
do not support the bus system because
of a possible tax increase to subsidize it.
But the CCC has argued that buses arc
necessary because they provide a
valuable service to the students who live
in Carrboro.
Ward said his candidacy is not a
threat to the bus system and he took
great pains to disassociate himself with
either of the two factions. "I have had to
work hard to avoid the label of Allied
Citizens by association." Ward was
referring to the fact that an endorsement
of him by Carrboro business persons'
has led many to believe he was aligned
with the ACC.
While none of the candidates came
out against the bus system for fear of
alienating the student vote, Sharer
maintained that an end to the subsidy
essentially would be the same as wiping
out the bus system. Sharer, who works
with public transportation in Durham,
said, "I know of no bus system that is
not subsidized. "
White, who was one of the original
members of the CCC along with Sharer,
said that she would not oppose a tax
increase to pay for an expanded bus
service.
marijuana use.
Bills have been introduced in both the
House and Senate calling for a maximum
$100 civil fine lor possession and not-for-profit
transfer of one ounce of marijuana or
less.
Another proposal by Rep. Robert
Kastenmeier, D-Wis., would eliminate all
fines and other penalties for possession and
not-for-profit transfer of three and one-half
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There would be no jail terms for
individuals possessing less than 10 grams,
nor would the first or second offender be
subject to jail for an infraction involv ing less
than one ounce.
All these violations would be treated by a
"summons" like a traffic ticket, rather than
arrest.
For possession of over 10 ounces of
marijuana, the current penalty of.a $5,000
fine and one year in jail would be applied.
The compromise was devised by Sens.
Birch Bayh, D-Ind., author of the original
amendment to decriminalize possession of
less than one ounce, and Orrin Hatch-, R
Utah, who opposed decriminalization and
had threatened to oppose the entire revision.
Tuesday to get student views in noontime man-in-the-s?reef
interviews in the Pit. Staff photo by Sam Fulwood III.
    

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