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Cy LUCY HOOD
Could China, a nation that
contains one-third of the world's
population, possibly surpass the
United States in the development of
Yes, it could and it has.
A Program for the Introduction
and 'Adoption of Contraceptive
Technology recently released a report
that describes several types of
contraceptives used in China. Two of
these methods are not available to the
American public. One of then is a
"Ions-acting" pill that only needs to
be taken once a month. The other
method comes in the fern of an
injection, and like the "Ions-acting"
pill, it is given cr.ee month.
Acccrdir.3 to the report, PIACT is
a non-profit cr:
sponsored by the United Nations,
and its purpose is to "increase the
availability, acceptance, safety and
continued use of fertility regulation
methods and products in developing
countries of the world." '
The U.N. has invested $7.2 million
into a PIACT project that will
alleviate the population problem in
China through contraception, the
report said. In fact, if all goes well,
the number of births per year will
decrease from 18 million in 19S0 to 6
million in 1935, and the ratio of
births to deaths will be balanced by
the year 2000, the report said.
According to PIACT, this will be
done through the increased
production of all available forms of
contraceptives which will be
distributed by the government free of
charge. In addition, women who
agree to have one child only presently
receive child care benefits from the
The Chinese way of life is
conducive to such government
action. Dr. Abdel R. Omran, a
professor in the University's
epidemiology department, said the
Chinese are used to being guided by a
national theme rather than individual
The United States, on the ether
hand, has a mixed culture; no.
homogeneous attitude toward
contraceptives prevails, he said.
As a result, the Food and Drug
Administration has been extremely
strict about releasing the injectable
contraceptive and the "long-acting"
pill to the public.
"Since the (population) problem
isn't so bad, they (the FDA) can
afford to be ultracohscious of the
side effects," Omran said.
One product that .could alleviate
the problem of teenage pregnancies
in the United States is the injectable
"cont-.ui-rivf fcMt tb? FDA will not
allow it to be placed on the market,
:aid Dr. Malcolm Potts, executive
director of the Fertility Center in
Research Triangle Park. . -
"The FDA is wrong in this case of
injectable contraceptives. Other
(forms of birth control) are needed
with a million teenagers getting
pregnant," Potts said.
The FDA's basis for acceptance is
ridiculous, Potts said. It attempts to
eliminate all dangerous side effects a
drug may have, but it won't test the
drug on human beings.
The FDA can take steps to reduce
the risk of the contraceptive but not
tc eliminate the risk, he said.
. Contraceptive pills
aw ocoreo said accurate reflecti
Cy FHANII WELLS
Although only 63 percent of law school graduates
taking this year's bar exam passed, the chairman of the
N.C. Board of Law Examiners said he did not think
exam scores accurately reflected the quality of law
schools in North Carolina.
"Among students from North Carolina law schools
taking the exam for the first time, the percentage of
passing was actually up from last year," said Robert C. '
Howison, a Raleigh attorney who serves as chairman of
the board which administers and grades the exam.
Graduates of N.C. Central University Law School
scored the lowest of any group from the state. Only
23.6 percent of the NCCU students taking the test
Howison said NCCU students alone did not pull the
statewide rate down. The high number of students
taking the test for a second time lowered the overall
percentage, he' said.
Forty-five NCCU students were repeating the exam,
and only six, or 13.3 percent, passed this time.
Passing percentages among other North Carolina
schools are: Wake Forest, 82.9 percent total and 86.1
percent among those taking the exam for the first time;
UNC-CH, 79.2 percent total and 85.9 percent among
first-timers; Duke University, 79.1 percent total and
83.3 percent first-timers; Campbell 75 percent total and
80 percent among first-timers.
There were more repeaters from all schools this year.
In 1979, about 1 1 percent of those taking the exam had
tried and failed at least once before. This year, 19
percent ollhe students had taken the test before. -
, "Experience has shown that repeaters do not do
particularly well comparatively," Howison said.
"When you add that to the fact that 38 percent of those
who were graduates of out-of-state schools failed, our
students look pretty good," headded.
Kenneth S. Broun, dean of the UNC School of Law,
said he thinks out-of-state graduates and repeaters have
hurt the precentages, but added the test structure itself
may be partly to blame.
"Last year they (the state board) began grading more
strictly; and last year was the worst year percentagewise
for us in about 15 years," he said. He said this is the
first year UNC has had a large number of repeaters,
because in past years as many as 95 percent of UNC
graduates passed the exam the first time.
"All of our graduates are capable of passing the bar
and practicing law successfully," he said. John D.
Scarlett; dean of the Wake Forest University Law
School agreed with Broun.
"Certainly, I think anyone who gets a degree from
Wake law school is capable of practicing," Scarlett
said "But some of them just aren't able to put it all
together for the exam,"
The bar exam is a three-day marathon involving a
multiple choice test designed and graded by a
Princeton, N.J., company and a series of essay
questions prepared and scored by the members of
the Board of Law Examiners.
A change in eligibility requirements
may eliminate' many . students now
receiving food stamps from the program
beginning 'Monday, the N.C.
Department cf Human Resources has
Formerly, students completing a form
at a food stamp office for use by the
Employment .- Security Commission
could receive food stamps even if they
were not currently working. To receive
funds now, students must either: "
work 20 or more hours per week.
participate in. a federally funded
be married andor have a
be enrolled through a Work
In addition, students must meet
income and resource bvel requirements
to receive food stamps.
Food stamp allocations to college
students make up a small part cf total
allocations, said Ben Watts, an
. administrative officer in the state's Food
Neither state nor Orange County
officials said they knew how many UNC
students would be affected by the
change in eligibility requirements, which
was approved by Congress this summer.
dectlio 'over Labor Z2cyy
cch 19 in 'North Carolina,
Cy PHIL WELLS
- Special to the Daily Tr Heel
Nineteen people are expected to die in
North Carolina traffic accidents this .
Labor Day weekend. .
The deaths will occur in a period from
6 p.m. Friday through midnight
Monday, said Jane Harts ell of the North
Carolina State Motor Gub in Charlotte.
'Nineteen is a fairly average
number," HartseU said.
;' Twenty-four people "died last year in.
. traffic accidents during this same period,
she said, and 922 were injured.. "This
was a little higher than average," she
"We are stressing not driving under
the influence because it seems to be
increasing the number of deaths on the
highway," she said. HartseU said 25,000
people are killed each year in accidents
related to driving under the influence.
The club advises drivers to use seat
. belts. "If people used their seat belts,
-16,000 lives could be saved every year,"
Because of the number ci students
who travel during holidays, more
accidents usually occur within a30-mile
radius , of places like Chapel Hill,
But .the Chapel HU1 police are not
expecting any deaths in Chapel Hill,
Administrative Officer Dave HiU said.
"Hopefully, we won't have "any
(deaths) this year. Most deaths occur on .
the way to the beach or other places of
vacation," Hill said.
"It only takes about three minutes to
get out cf the city limits and if they
(students) make it back this far, they can
usually make it on home OK."
HiU said there were no traffic deaths
in Chapel Hill last year during the Labor
Day w eekend so Chapel HiU police Ere
not taking any special precautions this
Cut the state's highway patrolmen ere
taking some precautions.
"We are putting an emphasis cn
driving under the . influence and
speeding," said Lt. Arnold Rector,
.traffic safety information officer for the
North Carolina Crime Control and
Public Safety Office.
Rector said the patrolmen wiU take
part in a national program called
Operation CARE, Combined Accident
Reduction Effort. "CARE Involves the
high visibility-of patrol" carsr which we
hope will discourage drivers from
violating traffic laws," he said.
"This is the last chance for people to
enjoy a long weekend," HiU said, "so
- we are expecting heavy traffic
"But it wiU take every motorist to
make it a safe holiday. We're asking
people to please drive carefully," he
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