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Ben Cornelius. Managing Editor
Ed Rankin, Associate Editor
Lou Bilionis, Associate Editor
Laura Scism, University Editor
Elliott Potter, City Editor
Chuck Alston, State and National Editor
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Chip Enssun, Arts Editor
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Cohen, Silver, Kawalec,
Thorpe in Chapel Hill
Will Chapel Hill find solutions to its water problems? Will the town enjoy
adequate housing for its ever-growing population? Will the buses continue
to roll? The answers to these questions will dictate the future of this booming
university town. If voters cast their ballots on Nov. 8 for Gerry Cohen,
Marvin Silver, Bill Thorpe and Bev Kawalec, they will select a Board of
Aldermen who can handle the crucial problems and keep Chapel Hill
moving forward in its efforts to serve all its residents.
Gerry Cohen is one of two candidates seeking re-election to the board.
Elected in 1973 while still in law school at UNC, Cohen's roots are firmly
established in the University community and he has honored those ties. But
throughout his tenure on the town board, he has established himself as a
leader. Cohen was at the vanguard of the drive which brought buses to the
town's streets. Yet he recognizes that the transportation system still needs to
expand service, particularly at rush hour.
During the water crises, no one has promoted conservation harder than
Gerry Cohen. Toward long-term solutions, Cohen supports the actions of
OWASA, which include the Hillsborough pipeline and the Cane Creek
reservoir. Firm commitments to adequate housing for everyone, planned
growth and every person's right to vote further demonstrate Gerry Cohen's
role as an alderman for all of Chapel Hill the University community and
the townspeople, the old and young, black and white, rich and poor.
Marvin Silver, a professor of physics at UNC, has brought to the Chapel
Hill Board of Aldermen a thoughtful and thorough approach to
government this town has long needed. His re-election will ensure that the
board continue its work to make the bus system effective and efficient, that
OWASA remain a responsive body in touch with the environmental and
fiscal concerns of Chapel Hill, and that all voices in the town are heard and
represented. Silver's work with the noise ordinance exemplifies his balances
approach to government. Realizing that the present ordinance works
unfairly to the disadvantage of University students, Silver has advocated an
objectively based ordinance which can preserve the rights of all citizens.
Bill Thorpe's extensive experience in local affairs can bring expertise and
diversity to the Board of Aldermen. While an outspoken advocate of
adequate and efficient public transportation, Thorpe's greatest strength lies
in his commitment to communication. When the most crucial issues in the
history of Chapel Hill are debated, it is imperative that every citizen's views
be taken into account. Bill Thorpe will work long and hard to that end.
Bev Kawalec has pledged her abilities and energies to beneficial,
controlled growth. The former president of the League of Women Voters
has proven knowledgeable on a wide range of problems surrounding the
growth issue in Chapel Hill, and stands firmly opposed to the sloppy and
misguided decision-making which resulted in a host of eyesores across the
town. Kawalec bestrides the other issues which face the town with similar
ease and will serve all facets of the community faithfully and effectively.
We find it difficult to conceive of four candidates better suited to guide a
growing, problem-riddled Chapel Hill than Gerry Cohen, Marvin Silver,
Bill Thorpe and Bev Kawalec.
Sharer, Ward, White
The key issue in the Nov. 8 Carrboro election is one that significantly
affects the students who comprise 50 to 75 percent of that town's population
the bus system. Chapel Hill has said that it wants more support from
Carrboro to keep the bus service in operation, and if Carrboro is not willing
to increase its subsidy of bus service, routes that serve student and other
University-affiliated residents would be in serious jeopardy.
Residents will vote to fill four seats on the Board of Aldermen and will
also elect a mayor Tuesday. The candidates we feel will best protect and
respect student interests in Carrboro and will support peak-hour and night
bus service are Bob Drakeford for mayor and Douglas Sharer, Braxton
Foushee, Sherwood Ward and Nancy White for aldermen.
Bob Drakeford, who has master's degrees from UNC in regional planning
and public health, favors expanding the present bus system by providing
night service, more peak-hour buses and adding more routes. Drakeford
also favors up to a 10-cent tax to help subsidize the bus system and
advocates the use of revenue sharing and sources other than tax dollars to
help keep the system in operation. Drakeford has continually fought for
student interests in town government. He recognizes the student majority in
the town and as mayor would make sure the boards keep students high on
their list of priorities.
Douglas Sharer is a talented transportation planner who has been on the
board since June of this year. Sharer is a UNC grad who owns a master's in
regional planning. The past chairman of the Carrboro Planning Board,
Sharer is qualified by training and experience to both manage and guide the
growth of Carrboro. He supports consideration of additional bus routes as
well as weekend and holiday service. Sharer has supported a referendum for
up to a ten-cent tax to subsidize the bus service, and we are confident he will
continue his diligent efforts if re-elected to the board.
Braxton Foushee has served Carrboro as a member of the Board of
Aldermen and mayor pro-tern for the last eight-and-one-half years. He, too,
is a strong advocate of an expanded bus service and would support a
subsidy. Because he has been a lifetime resident of Carrboro, he recognizes
the growing student population and the need for town government to make
sure students get their fair share of town serv ices.
Sherwood Ward would bring a businessman's mind to a town board that
will be faced with directing the growth that has increased demands for
services and facilities in Carrboro. The Director of Records and
Micrographics at N.C. Memorial Hospital, Ward is a moderate who would
administer the town's business in an equitable, efficient manner.
Nancy White has served on the board since February, 1 976 and is one of
the organizers ofthe Carrboro Community Coalition. She has been active in
voter registration in Orange County and wants students to take an active
role in tow n affairs. White has also supported expanding the level of bus
service and favors adding at least one more route of service.
Bob Drakeford. Douglas Sharer, Braxton Foushec.Sheruood Ward and
Nancy White will provide capable leadership lor a growing town and will
insure that Carrboro's bus system continues to expand to give students and
permanent residents the peak -hour and night service they must base.
Student Health Service answers questions
Contraception education involves many facets
By HESTER LIPSCOMB AND
NASCY MA TTOX
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on
contraception education and awareness.
What can be done lo decrease the high number of problem
pregnancies on campus? Several factors involved in the
solution to the problem were identified in the first article.
These factors included: I) attitudes involving guilt or denial
about engaging in sexual activity; 2) false assumptions about
the sex partner which lead to poor communication; 3) misuse
of contraception either because of misinformation or failure
to take responsibility for one's own actions; and 4) lack of
correct information about one's own body and the various
methods of contraception.
Hew college students are prepared or willing to lace the
emotional or financial burden of an abortion or the
responsibility involved in being a young parent. In order to
best prevent problem pregnancy, one ought to realize the
potential we all have for sexual activity and get in touch with
the functioning of our bodies during reproduction and sexual
activity before considering intercourse. Lducationand open,
sensitive discussion with your partner and or a trained
professional before intercourse can decrease your difficulty
in discussing contraception. Education is not just lor the
sexually active; it is also for those who are not now engaging
in sexual relations or for those who might still cringe at the
word "condom" or have trouble handling one or talking
about contraception with a sex partner.
As well as knowing how your own body functions, you
should learn about all the available methods of
contraception so as to pick the best method for you. This
means learning about your own reliability (will you
remember to take the pill, put on the condom, insert the
diaphragm, etc.?) and your own particular body chemistry.
You should know about the positive and negative aspects of
each method, including side effects. Call your physician or a
reputable counseling service or seek a follow-up exam if
fears, concerns or discomforts develop, so your
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contraceptive method won't be haphazardly discontinued. If
you stop using one method without substituting another, or
if you inconsistently use the method you've got, pregnancy is
a likely possibility.
So education involves many dimensions. Reading material
about how the body functions in reproduction, how effective
various means of contraception are, what risks are involved
with each. etc.. means very little unless you also take the
opportunity to get in touch with your own feelings. Is sexual
activity a possibility? Do the values and behaviors you have
conflict? If you know about the various means of birth
control and still experience some discomfort about
discussing contraception whether it be because of guilt or
denial about one's own sexual activity, these feelings will
block the consistent reliability of some method. This also
means getting a handle on the assumptions you place on your
partner. Responsibility also ought to mean each partner is
aware of the other's feeling about contraception; there are
methods men and women can participate in together.
The Student Health Service offers a two-part
educational examination clinic, the Contraception Health
Education Clinic (CHEC). The first part is an educational
program (every Tuesday evening at 7 in Room 23 1 of the
School of Public Health) which both male and female
students, sexually active or not. are encouraged to attend.
The clinic provides information about contraceptive devices,
breast and pelvic exams and sexually transmitted diseases.
CHEC holds the philosophy that there is no perfect method
of contraception and personal needs and lifestyles as well as
the needs of the sex partner must be taken into account when
choosing the proper method of birth control. CH EC hopes to
provide a non-threatening atmosphere so that increased
acquaintance with contraception will improve one's ability to
talk with a doctor or a partner.
In Part Two. women students are given the opportunity to
make follow-up appointments for procurement of
contraception, breast and pelvic exams, VD testing, etc. with
the gynecology clinic. This portion of the clinic is staffed by
the Service Gynecologist. Dr. Mary Jane Gray, by the Nurse
Practitioner Peggy Norton and by the nursing staff. In
addition to this clinic, all SHS physicians prescribe birth
control pills and some fit diaphragms. It is suggested that
women attend CHEC prior to consulting a doctor.
The Health Educator, Dr. Donald Harris, is also available
to see students alone or in groups to talk about health
concerns, including contraception.
Student M ental Health also offers counseling about sexual
concerns, decision-making, intercourse and problem
pregnancy counseling. Psychiatrists, psychologists and
social workers with training in sexuality counseling work
with individuals, couples or groups. This service is available
without referral and may be contacted by going by or calling
Room 206 of SHS.
Human Sexuality Information and Counseling Service
(HSICS) provides 24-hour per day peer and professional
counselors trained in special areas of sexuality concerns (i.e.,
birth control, pregnancy, sexual inadequacies,
homosexuality, venereal disease, etc.) HSICS also provides
sensitive outreach programs and speakers to interested
groups in dorms, sororities and fraternities, etc. They can be
reached through Suite B of the Carolina Union or by calling
And the list of educational opportunities, both
individually and in groups, goes on! Additional questions
may ' be addressed to Nancy Mattox, Student Health
Advocate, c o Suite A. Union Activities Board, or by calling
If you would like to gauge how comfortable you are with
discussing sexual activity and contraception, you may want
to visit "Loops, Links and Leprechauns: the Contraception
Art Show." a tastefully-done art exhibit on sexuality now
showing in the South Gallery of the Union.
Last year. 190 women students sought pre-abortion
counseling at the Student Health Service. And that number
represents only a portion of the actual number of unwanted
pregnancies that occured.
Hester Lipscomb is a coordinator of the Contraception
Health Education Clinic. Nancy Mattox, a junior, is an
English major from Fayetteville, N.C.
Pharmacy students: Experimental system unfair
To the editor:
I am writing this letter concerning the
ticket distribution system used for the South
Carolina game on behalf of the students in
the School of Pharmacy. During the fifth
year of our curriculum, we are required to
serve one full semester of internship. Most of
us are sent to various locations throughout
North Carolina since there are not enough
positions in Chapel Hill. Some of these
locations are quite distant and consequently
we are not able to return to Chapel Hill
duringthe week. If this new system is enacted
we will be unable to get tickets to the home
Carolina football games. Because we pay full
tuition and student fees, we feel that we are
entitled to get football tickets.
While we offer no new ticket distribution
proposal, we feel that the experimental
system would be grossly unfair to us. We
acknowledge that waiting in line before a
game is not a pleasant experience, but this
system suited our needs better than the
We sincerely hope that the Athletic
Association will consider our needs before
making a final decision.
Pharmacy School President-Elect
208 Finley Road
Signed by 171 pharmacy students
To the editor:
Amid all the confusing campaign rhetoric
many students seem to feel that all the
candidates lor the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen are about the same. A look at their
past records, however, reveals that
candidates Gerry Cohen. Bev Kawalec,
Marvin Silver and Bill Thorpe clearly stand
out as deserving student support. Both as
tow n officials and as active citizens they have
for many years demonstrated that they
believe students are truly town citizens and
that the level of town services provided
should be based on need rather than amount
of property owned or length of residency.
Long before it became popular, these
candidates all fought for the right of students
to vote in Chapel H ill if they considered this
their home. They were among the earliest
supporters of establishing the bus system
and have consistently worked towards
improving the system to meet the needs ol
students and low income people.
Another way in which these four
candidates differ from their opponents is
that they are all active, registered
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Democrats. They were active in the
campaigns of Howard Lee and other
progressive candidates at the state and
county level. Although town government is
officially non-partisan, the close relationship
they have with Democratic officials at other
levels of government could certainly be of
benefit to the town.
We hope other students will join us in
supporting Cohen, Kawalec, Silver and
Thorpe to continue Chapel H ill's tradition of
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To the editor:
As a freshman, newly acquainted with
college life. I am fascinated by the diversity
of events in Chapel Hill. College offers an
opportunity for one to be exposed to ideas
different from his own. Thus I find the
presentations of Stephen, the prophet, and
Jed Smock, the preacher, worthwhile. They
add an extra layer of vitality to campus life.
Whether one attends' the sessions of the
prophet ofthe preacher to jeer vociferously,
to listen reverently or simply to catch what
seems to be a good show, he sees and hears
two men who apparently take themselves
and their tasks seriously enough to subject
themselves to public scrutiny.
Yet, this observation presents a challenge:
What really is each man's purpose? Are their
comments beneficial? Why does the
audience respond as they do? Perhaps, at
best one can conclude that this is a single
episode in a lifetime of encounters with
people whether prophets, preachers,
students or political leaders professing
To the editor:
In an apparent effort to keep
unauthorized persons out of Woollen Gym,
the University has created a very dangerous
situation. By locking all but one ofthe doors
to the main playing floor area, the
administration has given rise to a potential
tragedy. If this is not in violation of some
local fire ordinance, it should be. If a fire
broke out while the floor is busy with gym
classes, intramural activities or simple free
play and the lone exit was subsequently
blocked in a panic situation, many people
could be very seriously endangered.
One simple solution would involve the
installation of fire alarm doors at various
points that would give access out of' the
building to those persons inside but would
not allow persons on the outside to enter.
Swollen ankle leads to painful registration process
By STEVE IWETTEL
I guess it ail started two weeks ago last
Saturday, when I came down wrong on my
notoriously weak ankle, alter grabbing a
rebound, and the thing immediately swelled
up like a grapefruit.
Actually, what drove me to the Student
Health Sen ice that night wasn't the swelling
as much as the purple, marble-shaped colors
w hich rose up from the joint.
Although the best they could do for me
was an ice pack and some Buffcrin (with a
Darvon for bed time, which they said would
be uniquely painful), the nurse asked if I
needed an Ace bandage to keep the ankle
Sure, w rap it up. What the hell, even if I do
have one at home. I probably can't find it.
"Oh." she said, "we'll have to charge you
for this, you know."
1 didn't know, but it sounded fair. Little
did 1 realize thai my perfect record of hassle
Iree relations with the University had just
been hopelessly pimped away.
I he ankle has almost healed tip, and I
suppose it wasn't a lolallv woithless
tune, were all in the same delinquent boat.
So now it's I nd.iy and I've had the
schedule duly approved by the advisor, so I
figure the process will end soon in the
basement of Hanes Hall.
For some reason. I've finally decided to
experience. After all. how often do you get to
learn to walk on crutches, discover the
Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Center and
get loads of sympathy for a relatively small
amount of pain?
Anyway, the Health Service envelope
came the following week with the bill which
read: Ace bandage $1.75, and 1
accordingly filed it in the assorted junk pile
on my desk.
Meanwhile, back at the academic ranch,
preregistration time was already well
underway before 1 had taken the time to
glance at a class schedule.
Registration had always been painless
enough. I'd spend a minute figuring out what
I needed, maybe' five on what I wanted to
take, and then 1 would cruise over to my
adviser to fill out the form and get the
In fact, all my dealings with the UNC
bureaucracy had been painless - drop-add,
Yack portraits, football tickets and the like.
My attitude towards the mob of folks who
reportedly got ground up in the machine
each semester was cuiical. People who: I)
couldn't j.ic t a required course their last
semester. 2) couldn't get tickets for the State
basketball game, or 3) got into those long,1
stretching Carolina lines at bureaucracy
pay the University Cashier for the Ace
bandage just to get it out of the way. But
Bynum Hall is enveloped by the delinquents,
so I decide to run the errand next week. Ha,
the idiots who didn't pay their bills are
paying now. I thought.
After dropping off my books, notebooks
and check at my room, I run to Hanes and
think of all the things to do this morning.
Yet. as the lady at the first check point
looks up from the computer sheets, I can tell
there will be no joy in Mudville.
"We can't register you," she says. "You
No. Not me. It's not fair, my ankle got
hurt, and I just got the bill last week and my
damn ankle still hurts when I stand up too
fast (maybe I should have worn the bandage
for more than three days).
Ugh. Peonville. Maybe when it's all over
I'll have time to gulp down a quick salami
and cheese before my 1:00 sociology class.
But probably not, as least from what I've
Steve Huettel, a junior journalism major
from Summit, N.J., is a staff writer for the
Pailv Tar Heel.
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