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UNC Head Football Coach
Dick Crum gsve his usual
weekly press conference
Tuesday and talked about
this week's State-Carolina
game. Story on page 5.
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By ANN SMALL WOOD
The Chapel Hill Town Council Monday night met again
with two controversial proposals which have spawned both
lawsuits and angry petitions from residents in the past few
monththe conversion of The Oakes Apartments to
condominiums and the construction of a drive-in photo booth
at Kroger Plaza.
After nearly 90 minutes of sometimes sharp debate, the
council voted 5-3 to deny a request from Greensboro's Brant
Homes Inc. for a special-use permit modification to allow the
Oaks' conversion. The Oaks is at Burning Tree Drive and N.C.
54 East across from Slug's Restaurant.
Council members Jonathan Howes, Marilyn Boulton and
Bev Kawalec voted against a motion to deny the conversion;
Mayor Joe Nassif and council members R.D. Smith, Bill
Thorpe, Joe Herzenberg and Joe Straley voted for it.
In later action, the council voted 6-2 to grant a special-use
permit modification that would allow construction of a drive
in Easco film-processing booth at Kroger Plaza. At the
suggestion to Council member Marilyn Boulton, who feared
for the safety of pedestrians using the booth, the council added
a requirement that the proposed photo booth be connected to
Kroger's main building. Council members Joe Herzenberg and
R.D. Smith voted against the proposal.
Last April, the council denied Easco's request after
adopting a short-lived policy prohibiting all drive-in windows.
Monday's reconsideration came after the ban was revoked last
month to allow construction of drive-in windows at two
The change in booth location still is subject to Easco's
The Oaks conversion denial went against town staff and
Planning Board recommendations for approval. The board
sanctioned the change last week it would not affect public
health and safety, nor conflict with building specifications,
nor decrease surrounding property values, nor conflict with
town development plans.
Since these four "findings" were the Planning Board's
written criteria for evaluating the conversion request, the
board felt compelled to vote for a proposal they "personally
abhorred," said Planning Board Chairman Roscoe Reeve.
"We consider the loss of these apartments to the market
severe and very unfortunate," Reeve said. "Had we
considered this request in light of the whole town (instead of
the Little Creek subcommunity - around The Oaks), we
undoubtedly would have had a unanimous vote the other
The developer had argued that because a condominium
conversion would affect ownership and not density of housing
in the subcommunity, the town's Comprehensive Plan for
development would not apply. The Comprehensive Plan
recommends that 30 percent of the population in a given
subcommunity be housed in a high-density development. As of
,1977, high-density housing comprised 20 percent of the Little
Creek area. '
Nassif, in a lengthy presentation to the council, contended
that the town would be irresposible to consider only the
concersion's effect on a "subcommunity determined by
arbitrary lines. We must look at the whole community," he
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Members of the BSM Gospel Choir performed on the steps of Lenoir Hall
Tuesday. This was the first performance for the choir this year. The BSM
choir is 75 members strong and sings mostly gospel music.
WASHINGTON (AP) After a five-month
suspension, Egypt and Israel formally reopened
negotiations Tuesday on how to give more than one
million Palestinian Arabs a larger voice in talks
determining their future.
The negotiators apparently made little headway,
in spite of an offer by Israel to give the Palestinians
living on the West Bank of the Jordan River and in
Gaza a role in determining land policy in the
occupied territories. ' .
During five hours of discussion, the Egyptian and
Israeli negotiators mostly summarized their
positions and discussed plans for a summit meeting,
one U.S. official said.
American mediator Sol M. Linowitz told
reporters, "We had a very good discussion." Asked
if there was progress, Linowitz said: "Yes, in the
sense that every time you talk about tough issues
and the search for common ground, that's
Diplomatic sources said Israel, for the first time
offered to share with the Palestinians control over
"public land" on the West Bank and Gaza. But, the
sources said, the proportion of territory involved
may be small.
The sources also said Israel had reaffirmed that it
planned no further settlements in the disputed area
other than the four it previously announced it
would build on the West Bank, but the issue of
whether existing Israeli - settlements may be
"thickened" has not been resolved.
The Israeli position was outlined in a document
brought from Jerusalem over the weekend by an
Interior Ministry official, Chaim Kubersky.
According to the sources, who refused to be
identified, the document also reaffirmed the Israeli
stance that no additional settlements beyond the
four were being contemplated.
U.S. officials were described as encouraged by
the Israeli stand and were said to consider it
However, as the negotiations began, Josef Burg,
head of the Israeli delegation, denied Israel had
made any major concessions.
"I think that our positions are fair toward the
issue, but there is nothing which can justify the
reports that were published today," the Interior
minister said in reply to questions.
At the same time, he said he had come to
Washington to negotiate and not simply to prepare
for. a summit , meeting President Jimmy Carter
intends to hold sometime after the Nov. 4 elections
with Egyptian President anwar Sadat and Israeli
Prime Minister Mcnachem Begin.
"I came here for the sake of autonomy talks and
not to make preparations," Burg said.
The Carter administration, backing Egypt on the
issue of Israeli settlements, contends that moving
people into contested territory violates international
law and poses an obstacle to a solution of the Arab
Israel agreed to uproot its settlements in Sinai as
part of its peace treaty with Egypt which returns
that territory to Egyptian control. But while
pledging not to build more than four more
settlements on the West Bank, the Israeli
government has not indicated it will dismantle the
42 already there.
Before the talks opened, American mediators met
with the Egyptian side to try to work out a formal
Egyptian position. The original draft apparently
reflected no substantive change in policy.
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See COUNCIL on page 2
By JONATHAN RICH
Although the final version of the
congressional higher education bill will
significantly increase the number of students
eligible for federal aid, funds for everyone
seeking assistance may not be available, UNC
"Director of Student Aid Eleanor Morris said
The $48 billion legislative package, which
provides aid for college education over five
years, represents a final compromise between
Senate and House negotiators.
"The biggest impact of the bill on UNC is
that the number of eligible students will
increase substantially," Morris said.
"Congress has changed the formula for all
federal grants so that more middle income
students will be eligible."
However, Morris expressed concern that
congressional appropriations would not meet
..students' 'financial requirements, especially if
the U.S. economy deteriorates.
We ran out of money this year and were not
able td fund all qualified students," Morris
said. "This situation will occur more often
unless new sources open up." .
Morris pointed out that the $48 billion
appropriated by the bill was a maximum
authorization, and that the government was
not bound to spend the total amount.
Morris also criticized the alternative method
of financing National Direct Student Loans, in
which funds are borrowed from the Federal
Financing Bank, instead of- direct
appropriations from Congress. "Now that the
financing has been taken out of the budget
procedure, it is questionable whether we'll
have a continued availability of funds."
Despite its possible shortcomings, Morris
said she was very pleased with the bill,
especially-vath. regard to its effects on student
aid. About 4.000 UNC students already are
receiving $16.5 million in federal student'aid,
which accounts for approximately 75 percent
of all financial aid. The bill affects five
categories of student grants and loans:
Basic Educational Opportunity Grants:
Based purely on financial need, this grant
involves the most UNC students (3,323
receiving almost $3 million) and uas a national
budget of $3.6 billion. The bill raises the
$1,800 annual limit on awards to $2,600 in
1935-1935 while raising the ceiling of no more
than 50 percent of a student's education costs.
It also eliminates the four-year limit on
See AID on pago 2
Dy RICHARD E. CROWN
At first glance, the huge structure on
a corner of Roney Street in downtown
Durham appears drab and lifeless. But
inside the Carolina Theatre, a movie
pabce atmosphere and an sura of
tradition produce a special quality that
has attracted movie-goers for decades.
Built in 1925 as a city auditorium fcr
vaudeville and stae shows, the theater
be:..m showing films three years later
and hasn't stopped since.
"We have great, receptive
audiences, 60 to 70 percent of then
from Chspcl Hill," manager Ma-;:.e
An unconventional nature and an
access to hch quality foreign films
real!y contributes to the theater's
appeal today, box office attendant
Maureen Dhndo said.
"There's a rood-sied screen, and
the mirrors mike for a fun lobby,"
The lobby, with red curtsins zr.S
enough mirrors to please even the
vainest ccotht, is distinctive. Even the
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those st conventional theaters. Old
posters of li;irt and Fairbanks in
their best rotes dot the although
foreign films arc the main attraction.
Hut thirds v, ere not tUvays so bright.
In 1973, the theater slmost became
snothcr parksr: lot.
In an effort to &ac it, the Durham
chapter of the Historical and
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crrani;Uien, e-,U.3 far !;s!p, anl the
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"She does a very good job getting
films. She says she won't get Cohort
classics because they arc likely to be
seen on TV, and she'll have none of
Ma;:Je Dent is the driving force
behind the success of the Carolina
Theatre. Described by one employee ss
an "eccentric" v-ho docs a "hell of a
job," Dent has dedicated her life to
films, theater and her cats.
A professed "cat in another world,"
Dent came to Durham in 1952 from
New York, where she was involved in
documentary films, mostly in the
human interest vein.
Scnir-s cn entertainment councils
and belongs to "every dim society in
New York," Dent said she ventured to
Durham to write a book.
"it as different back then," she
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washed chairs and painted. There was
a lot of repair work to be done."
Dut not all parts of the theater
received the needed attention. A large
ballroom, described by Storck as the
site for symphonies and waltzes, still
lies empty, the paint on its walls
Also, the 'abandoned balcony, serves
as a grim reminder of the days of the
"We don't let people 0 up in the
balcony (it was closed in the late
60)." Storck said. "People Iked to
get sloshed and spend the ni:ht." She
said she found the area filled v ith uir.e
bottles on a recent clean up visit.
The former black box office and side
entrance are now cramped
Campus lib raHes hit by thefts
Dy ROANN DISIIOP
and ROCIIELLE IULEY
The theft of personal belongings on
campus is cn the rise this year, especially
in the libraries, University Police have
Since July 1, 19S0, thefts have
amounted to $5,893.28, and have been
largely due to carelessness by UNC
students tnd faculty, University Police
officer Ned Comar said recently.
According to a statement from the
University Police, much of that money
came from wallets left on couniertcps or
in unattended backpacks in the libraries.
David Taylor, head librarian of the
Robert B. House Undergraduate
Library, said that in some cases wallets
have even been removed from students
First time in a ivcck
Many of these wallets have been ,
found later in trash cans minus their
each but still carrying credit cards and
other contents, Taylor said.
Eoth the Undergraduate Library and
Wilson Library have posted signs
warning patrons to be more attentive to
Although no thefts have been
reported since the signs have been up,
Taylor said that there had been as many
as three thefts per week in the
Undergraduate Library before they were
Taylor said the library's housekeeping
staff had been alerted to look for any
discarded wallets cr purses.
"The best defense against theft is to
watch your belongings," Taylor said.
"Don't get in the Liry habit of leaving
your valuables laying about when you go
to the bathroom or the photocopying
Larry Alford, Wilson Library
circulation librarian, agreed with Taylor
that it seemed only one or two people
were responsible for the thefts.
"When the signs go up, patrons are
usually more careful, so the problem is
solved for a while. Still, we caution the
staff to be alert, and we urge students
and faculty to report any incidents of
theft," Alford said.
People who exhibit unusual behavior
are asked for identification, Alford said.
At Wilson Library, Alford said one or
two thefts had been reported each week.
Most of them have occurred on the ninth
"The only way to prevent theft with
the number of people using the stacks is
to caution people to be more aware of
others around them and to be careful
not to leave their pocket bocks and
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EEIRUT, Lebanon (AP Iran's American-built jets
bombed Daghdad cn Tuesday for the first time in more than a
week. Iraqi ground units drove errors minhy terrain b zn
apparent effort to encircle the Iranian ell-refining city cf
Iran said its forces had blunted the Iraqi move to surrotend
Abadin, 33 miles un the d.puted Shalt d-Arab waterway
from the Persian Gulf. The official Iranian news crer.cy Pari
said heavy fighting continued in the suburbs cf
. Khorramshahr, Iran's ci! port 20 mites north cf Aba Jan.
The srency said bath sides had suffered tome casualties in
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Th: f epcrt rpprart J to ccnf.rn lra-,i anno-anaements earlier
Turwiay thxl its ground forces were fihtirg in the region in
what sppr-eJ to be an attempt to by to Abadan.
Irun cb'r.ed to have put do-n a Kord.-h ir.v-rreotia.-i
durins 10 ttays cf f;h:irg ator the La.n-Ti:Uy frcntirr.
And the Ira.niai Parti ;m?r.f was repenri tabaveailrd ctt.tr
Lbn:i; and ron-at.:;neJ rations fa r fr--- c l-z I l;
the r-t-tirs as rew mediation efforts got ur.dfr v. ay.
AP corresponycru 5tvc K. Hindy reported from the
pomocn bridge that the Ira-'s inatatted cn the Ka run River la.t
week between Khcrra.To.hahr tr:J Abadan that the invaders
eppcared to have mounted a siege cf both cities.
lis reported seeing four tig fires burning cn one side cf the
river. He quoted the Iraqi commander b the treats saving his
troops exploded the Atai m-Dezf-I-Ahwajt-Tchran pipthne
at thovr four points. The p'petine r.ormatty carries refined oil
products to Tehran.
An Iraqi military communique taiJ 12 ciut.ant were
wounded in the air attack cn Curhdai. A phctrnts; her b the
Iraqi capital said a heavy ?tme cf what I;xoieJ l ie cil imike
could be seen over the tr.'.lon where ci tn-.tatlations were
Irg-Vi mit.tsry com man J ta'J its forces b tl e southern end
cf the ni-mite t ::tt.-f.'ort i;read c l Irs three C'.:tzu frcrn
r-.i:i"-TS rorth cf t e em: ,ttteJ pert .ty cf Khorra::vd;uhr.
D:z Iraqi tank fo:;e d:o-.e s-::h ii th: d.re-.ti.'n of the
Persian Cutf in aupparc-t ttterrrt to surround A: .Jan and
ix -;'; in tsVeeva cf V. : vit J ih'ppi.-j lanes ofinethatt at-Ar-b