Even for off-campus living
Parking problems cause headaches
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By LOU HARNED
Parking problems keep popping up everywhere lor apartment
dwellers. They face the troubles when they arrive on campus and
there is no place for them to park when they return home.
Managers of Carolina, Foxcroft, Old Well and Bolinwood
apartments were questioned recently on the problems with parking at
their complexes. All of the managers blamed lack of space or poor
planning for the troubles.
Carolina Apartments house about 460 people, most of whom own
cars. Manager Diana Underwood said because some units house
three drivers in one apartment, not enough space exists lor all the
cars. Only two spaces are available for each apartment.
"We definitely needed more room," Underwood said. "We added a
1 5-space lot by the swimming pool, and we're adding a 40-space lot at
one end of the complex," she said.
Underwood said stickers are required of residents, but visitors
often park in residents' spaces. "Visitors need to park in the visitors'
lot," she said. "There is a sign to show it is for them."
She said one big problem is fire-lane parking. Cars parked in fire
lanes are the only ones police tow before 9 p.m. After 9 p.m.. cars
without stickers also are towed.
"We don't call in the fire-zone violations," Underwood said. " I he
police and the fire department work together on that."
Another apartment complex suffering from lack of space is
Bolinwood. Although Bolinwood houses only about 240 people, its
problem resembles that of Carolina Apartments.
Only two parking spaces for each apartment are allowed, but no
space is offered for visitors. Visitors must park on the drive leading to
Even though three people sometimes share one apartment, only
two spaces can be used.
Residents complain, but the management is doing nothing to
relieve the problem.
However, Bolinwood Manager Becky Colley said she handles the
problem easily. She said if three drivers want their cars at an
apartment, she will not lease it to them.
Colley said Bolinwood has no other parking regulations. Cars are
towed from fire lanes and from dumpster areas at the complex.
Old Well Manager Betsy Bobbitt said she also uses no parking
regulations, but residents are supposed to file the model, year and
license numbers of their cars with their contracts.
After this information is recorded, the extra spaces are counted.
I his year 143 extra spaces out ot MR) available ones were counted.
Bobbitt said, but only about 20 seem really to exist.
"1 his could be because residents don't register cars, because I hex
have overnight guests or because thev have parties late at night."
She said most complaints concern overcrowding during evening
and late-night hours
"We asked residents in a Sept. 2b letter to have visitors park in a lot
next to the apartments." she said.
Bobbitt said she prelers to distribute written requests because the
sticker system is inconvenient. "I would hate to tow a car w ithoul a
slicker at .V(X) a.m. and find it belonged to someone's lather.
"We only tow il a resident pulls up on the grass."
I he Old Well manager said she would like to mark the parking
spaces and limit each apartment to two spaces. In addition. Bobbin
said Old Well may have to turn to the sticker system to solve it
oxcroft Apartments soon may turn to limiting parking spaces I oi
its 5M)dwcllers to twocars per apartment., according to manager Jet'
Sellers said the problems at locrolt are caused by poor pai kinj
arrangements. "We've already lined the spaces oil to improve tin
efficiency ol parking, but that didn't solve the problem. '
"I here are enough spaces, but people concentrate in t he vv roiij
places. We have as many as lour people to an apartment, am
sometimes one ol their cars must be parked in another area larthe
He said space often is available at Koxcrolt's efficiency
apartments, but he added that parking at the one-room apartments is
inconvenient lor most dwellers.
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It was another pleasant afternoon in Chapel Hill when staff
photographer Sam Fulwood III snapped these students walkin
along the tree-lined path beside Battle-Vance-Pettigrew Hall.
The days of shin sleeves are numbered as the chill of another
Carolina winter starts to set in. The leaves are turning and the
cold can't be far away.
Federal appeals court upholds Hearst robbery conviction
From I niled I'ress International
SAN FRANCISCO A federal
appeals court Wednesday upheld
Patricia Hearst's 1976 conviction for
robbing a San Francisco bank while
underground with the Symhionese
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Appeals said it lound "no reversible
error" in the celebrated two-month trial
of Hearst, who was lound guilty and
sentenced to seven years in prison for
participating in the hank robbery 10
weeks alter she was kidnapped by the
terrorist SI. A.
Alter the decision. Hearst telephoned
reporter l.indwood Day of the San
AWe Haws, v, ho she has contacted on
other occasions, and said:
"Everything that occurred in 1974
was the result of my being kidnapped.
Justice demands recognition ol that
"I am extremely disappointed that
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was
incapable of rendering a truly just
'The lesson to be learned from my
experiences so far is: don't get
S. Africa embargo
UNITED NATIONS The U.N.
Security Council Wednesday agreed to
impose a mandatory arms embargo
against South Africa in a compromise
reached between the African bloc and
the western nations led by tfTe United
I he agreement reached alter a day ol
closed-door negotiations paved the way
lor a Security Council vote cither
I hursday night or Friday and certain
probably unanimous passage of a
comprehensive arms embargo against
South Africa's minority while regime.
In Washington. Secretary ol State
Cy rus Vance announced that the I niled
Stales is recalling two diplomats from
South Africa, and already is cutting off
shipments ol military and police
equipment to the Pretoria government.
Nuclear tests ban
WASHING ION Secretary ol
State Cyrus Vance and U.S. arms
control experts Wednesday hailed
Moscow's offer to ban all kinds of
nuclear tests as a promising step toward
curtailing the arms race.
Some officials suggested the offer to
ban even peaceful nuclear testing may
have been designed as a trade-oil for
U.S. agreement to stop all lorms of
underground testing, including
development of the neutron bomb.
Soviet President Leonid Biehncv
made the proposal Wednesday in a
speech opening celebrations of the 60th
anniversary ol the Bolshevik
"We are now ready, along with
banning lor a definite period all nuclear
arms tests, to announce a moratorium
on nuclear explosions held for peaceful
goals." Brchnev said.
WASHING ION 1 he FBI
announced Friday it will release soon
most ol its raw investigative files on the
John F. Kennedy assassination, and u
lormer Dallas agent predicted the
material w ill put an end to conspiracy
"Frankly, this will muke the House
Assassinations Committee put up or
shut up." said Robert Ciemberling. a
retired FBI agent who coordinated the
bureau's role in the presidential
"And it will put an end I hope to
all this conspiracy business by some
members of the public and the press,"
'New' form of life?
WASHINGTON In research with
far-reaching evolutionary implications,
scientists Wednesday proposed that an
uncommon oxygen-hating micro
organism may represent a "new" form
of life with a line of descent older than
any other creatures on Earth.
Although these tiny organisms have
been known for several decades, they
had not been studied in detail and were
believed to be u form of bacteria that
thrive on carbon dioxide and hydrogen
and produce methane as their waste
A group of scientists headed by Dr.
Carl Woese of the U niversity of Illinois
lound instead that these organisms are
as much unlike bacteria as are higher
organisms in the gcneaological sense.
"The organisms are a distinct new
class." Woese said. "They are a third
form of life on this planet."
Nov. 4, 5
Friends of the College present
An Operatic Trio
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $2.00 at Union Desk.
Nov.Dec. Union Galleries now available at
the Union, Y Court, Chase Cafeteria &
Links, Loops and
Contraceptive Art Show
Union South Gallery, Nov. 1-6
Today & Tomorrow, 2:00
2nd Floor Lounge, Union
, Union hours:
7:30 a.m. ll p.m.
9:00 a.m.- 11 p.m.' Sat.
11:00 a.m.-ll p.m. Sun.
"Education in America:
Reading, Writing or Brainwashing"
Nov. 9 8:00 p.m. Memorial Hall Free
The Carolina Union in Conjunction with
The Carolina Playmakers
The Good Doctor
Nov. 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
All performances at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $2.00 at the Union Desk
Call the Information Desk
for varying locations: 933-2285.
Fri., Nov. 11
Tickets on Sale at Union Desk
chinaberry craft co-op
in Union showcases through Nov. 12
Tuesday, November 8
8:00 p.m. Memorial Hall
Tickets on sale at Union Desk.
in Deep Jonah
9:00 p.m. Beer & Wine
SAT. NOV. 19
Tickets on sale at
All but frosh, soph forms
for preregistration due Friday
I'reregistration lorms and permission slips
lor all students except sophomores and
freshmen are due by 5 p.m. 1 ridav.
Students should take their lorms to 01
Hanes Mall (in the basement) between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
lo avoid long lines, registration officials
encourage students to bring their forms by as
soon as possible.
"About three-fourths ol the students want
to wait until the very last minute to turn in
t he ir I orms." said .1 oan Ward, a superv isor in
the Office ol Records and Registration.
"Therefore, there are always long lines on the
Sophomores, whose preregistration
appointments are hriday. and freshmen,
who preregister from Nov. 7 to Nov. 22.
must turn in their forms at the General
College offices on the third floor ot' South
CGC District 9
Petitions tire now available lor the
Campus (iou'inintt C ouncil lor District 9
special election. I he district includes
L' hringhuus. Alderman, Kenan. Mclver and
the undergraduates in Craic dorm.
1 he petilions, which may he obtained in
Suite C of the Carolina I'nion. are due Nov.
9. Elections will be held Nov. 16.
Twenty-five names are required on the
Pit Stop (in the Student Store)
Y Court (next to South Building)
Bar (Law School)
Osier (Medical School)
Circus Room (Lower Quad)
Nook (School of Public Health)
Dorm Convenience Stores
WHEN ON CAMPUS LET THE STUDENT
SNACK BARS BE YOUR QUICK LUNCH