Get set for an interesting and diverse array of both con
temporary and classic films. The Union Free Flicks are
back. Check schedules available in the Union for times
and dates. See story on 7A.
Despite rather unseasonable weather for UNC's trek to "sunny" El Paso
for the Sun Bowl on Dec. 25, the Tar Heels snowed the University of Texas,
winning the game 26-10. -
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Partly cloudy and cold today
with a high in the mid 30s.
Low tonight near 20.
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day at 10 a.m. at the Union
Box Office. Reserve seating
is $12.50; general seating is
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Hopes to cut number of DUIs
Gov. Hunt wints Mnldng age MsM to 19
, By J. BONAS1A
Gov. Jim Hunt is expected to introduce a bill to the
North Carolina General Assembly today that will raise
the legal drinking age for beer and wine from 18 to 19.
In a statement released Tuesday, Hunt said he decided
to make the proposal following a recommendation made
in November by the Governor's Task Force on Drunken
Drivers. m .
Quentin Anderson, public relations director for the
Carolina Motor Club, said raising the drinking age
would solve some of the problems associated with drunk
driving in the critical 16 to 19 age group.
"One of the major problems is that kids today are
learning how to drink and drive at approximately the
same time, and this is a potentially explosive situation,"
Anderson said. "We hope raising the age by a year will
alleviate some of the problem." '
Officer Gregg Jarvies of the Chapel Hill Police
Department's DUI task force agreed.
"By raising the age to 19 you're providing a buffer
between the high school and the college people. We hope
getting the beer out of the hands of 18-year-olds will be a
big benefit," Jarvies said.
Lt. W.B. Stephenson, director of the Raleigh Police
Department's DUI program, said the problem of drunk
driving had become progressively worse in the past few
years, especially in the 18- to 20-year-old group.
"Hopefully raising the drinking age to 19 will reduce
drinking in high schools, but the problem will never be
eliminated," Stephenson said.
The N.C. Beer Wholesalers in Raleigh are against the
Hunt proposalaccording to spokesman Rick Ghoens.
"We're opposed to any raising of the drinking age,
Ghoens said, "individuals are granted all legal rights
when they turn 18, including contractual and military
rights. They should have to right to drink, too."
John Hartley, manager of the Upper Deck tavern in
Chapel Hill said if passed, the proposal, will definitely
"The number of freshmen who come here is sizable
so certainly we'll be hurt," Hartley said. "But I think it
will take a long while before this issue is resolved."
Hunt's proposals will be made public today when in
troduced during the opening session of the 1983 General
Assembly. The proposals may include a driving-while-impaired
law that would make it more difficult to plea
bargain for a reduced charge.
Hunt also has said he supports a 'dram shop' law
which would make taverns owners civilly liable for serv
ing anyone who is under age or already drunk.
The Governor is scheduled to appear on statewide
television on Jan. 24 to gain support for his fight against
Debate burns on q
By JOSEPH BERRYII1LL
Staff Writer ' -
When the Morehead Planetarium's
holiday show The Star of Bethlehem
closed Monday, the illuminated star which
advertised the show for the last 20 years
The six-point star was removed Dec. 16
after a request by UNC Chancellor
Christopher C. Fordham M. He received
a letter from UNC law professor Barry
Nakell that questioned a state building
sporting a religious symbol.
"It might be interpreted as a Christmas
star," Lee T. Shapiro, director of the
planetarium, said Tuesday. "If so, it pro-'
bably is a religious decoration and pro
bably should come down.
"I felt that it was not really a religious
symbol, but the chancellor leaned in the
other direction," he said. "'.
The Star of Bethlehem show is a scien
tific exploration of the sightings of the
star. The show was revised last year to
make the content more scientific than
religious, Shapiro said. ,
While the show may be over for this
holiday season, controversy over the
removal of the star lingers.
Area newspapers have received many
letters to the editor in recent weeks, com
plaining about the star's removal. Both
Fordham and UNC President William C.
Friday received numerous complaii -s and
Nakell himself read a prepared statement
over Chapel Hill radio station WCHL ex
plaining his stand.
Nakell, a civil libertarian who was in
strumental in the secularization of The
Star of Bethlehem show last year, had ex
pressed - his opinion about the star's
removal to both Fordham and Shapiro last
He said Tuesday he decided to write the
letter to the chancellor this year after other
administrative channels had failed.
The letter was not intended to stir con
troversy, but to protect religious freedoms,
Nakell said that display of the star atop
the building was simply a violation of the
First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
which guarantees freedom of religion.
"It's not an attack of religious symbols,
but a protection of all religious symbols,"
Nakell said. "There would not be much
controversy if people would understand
Fordham said he had received com
plaints about the removal of the star, but
he said he still believed that his decision
was correct. ,
See STAR on page 2A
By CHARLES ELLMAKER
UNC students not the Campus
Governing Council will make the final
decision on whether to fund Chapel Thrill
Even though the CGC Finance Com
mittee refused to appropriate funds for the
spring concert last semester, pro-Chapel
Thrill forces have bypassed the CGC in a
last effort to resurrect the concert by tak
ing the issue directly to the students
through a student referendum. Such a
referendum has not been called in more
than 10 years. '
Chapel Thrill Committee Chairperson
Ben Lee said Tuesday that 15-20 students
collected more than 3,000 student
signatures Monday supporting the bill to
fund the concert.
At least 10 percent of the student body
2,202 students must sign the petition
to initiate a referendum.
Student Body President Mike Van
denbergh Sunday drew up the bill to ap
propriate $100,000 for the Student
Government Spring Concert.
Jf the student, referendum supporting
the bill is passed by a majority, the bill will
become law, despite the CGCs decision.
"This is an excellent opportunity to
practice direct democracy," Vandenbergh
said Monday. "We'll find out what the
students want on a major issue that's im
portant to them."
Elections Board Chairperson Stan
Evans said Monday that the referendum
was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday,
Jan. 25, but that no formal action could be
taken until the petition names had been
verified and presented.
Vandenbergh planned to present the
petition and bill to Evans late Tuesday.
The referendum must be held no later
than 15 days after the bill is presented to
the Elections Board.
Vandenbergh said he was confident that
the bill would pass in the referendum.
"I don't think it'll be a whitewash, but
it will be overwhelmingly successful," he
Lee was also positive about the bill's
chances. . -
"After all, we're giving the students
what they want," he said.
Even though the CGC Finance Com
mittee's decision not to fund the concert
had slowed concert preparations, the plan
ning is still "right on schedule," Lee add
ed. Selection and confirmation of the three
or four bands that will play at the charity
benefit should be finalized by late
February, although contracts will not be
signed by then, Lee said.
Scheduling bands to play at the concert
will not be difficult as soon as the commit
tee has money to work with, Lee said.
"If we have funding, bands will come to
North Carolina; there's no question about
that," he said. ',, I V," . ,.7 '.. '
Many of the CGC Finance Committee
members had expressed doubts that quali
ty bands could not be obtained with only
$60,000 available for talent. Because of
this, students would not be attracted to the
concert, which would result in financial
losses, they said last semester.
But Lee said Tuesday that by scheduling
a variety of bands including top 40,
progressive, and reggaeblues groups.
See THRILL on page 2A
for tile controversy
By LISA PULLEN
Donald Boulton, UNC vice chancellor
for student affairs, Friday issued a public
apology for an incident which involved
the purchase and installation of kitchen
linoleum in his home last September.
The incident sparked controversy when
UNC Chancellor Christopher C. Ford
ham III ordered a State Bureau of Inves
tigation probe over the Christmas holi
day. Boulton paid for $331.12 worth of
linoleum kitchen tile through the UNC
Department of University Housing, and
hired two University employees to help
him install the 36 yards of tile, according
to a copyrighted story that appeared in a
local weekly newspaper.'
After the Dec. 16 story by The Land
mark, the SBI was called in to determine
if Boulton had violated state law with the
purchase and installation of the tile.
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A statement from
Orange and Chatham
County district attorney
Wade Barber concerning
the incident is expected
later this week.
Boulton was unavailable
for comment Tuesday.
In the statement released Boulton
Friday, Boulton said that he regretted the
fact that University employees who in
stalled the flooring in his home had been
injured by reports of the incident.
Boulton added that he assumed ad
ministrative responsibility for the incident
because it involved his employees.
"That some neglectful oversight and
mistakes in judgment may have occurred
and caused damage to the reputations of
honest men and this University, which we
all seek to serve, will cause me regret and
sorrow for some time to come," the state
Circumstances surrounding the instal
lation of the flooring arose last August in
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By LISA PULLEN
After three years of haggling among administra
tion officials, the UNC Board of Trustees, and Stu
dent Government representatives, the food fight is
The UNC Board of Trustees, in a rush to submit
a food service proposal to the North Carolina
General Assembly by March, unanimously ap
proved a plan for funding of campus food service ,
renovations by mail ballot on Monday. Full renova
tion of Chase Cafeteria, long an object of con
troversy, is included in the proposal.
Later this month, renovations'will begin on the
second floor of Lenoir Hall, Charles Antle,
associate vice chancellor for business, said Tuesday.
Lenoir Hall should be completely renovated by the
fall of 1984. ;
Chase Cafeteria renovations will be delayed until
the General Assembly approval is received, Antle
said. Chase is expected to remain closed during the
1983-84 school year.
The issue has been a thorn in the side of the BOT
as administration and Student Government officials
debated methods of financing the renovations and
the question of what to do with Chase Cafeteria.
Long a drain on food service profits, Chase was
closed this year due to lack of use by students;
Last spring the BOT approved renovations to
Lenoir Hall financed by required student fees and
meal ticket purchases, but left Chase Cafeteria up in
the air. At their Dec. 10 meeting, trustees failed to
come to a consensus about Chase.
Over the Christmas holiday, Student Body Presi
dent Mike Vandenbergh and University ad
ministrators worked to reach a compromise ac
ceptable to the BOT which would also allow the
eventual reopening of Chase Cafeteria.
But BOT approval on Monday finances Chase re
novations for the first time, in addition to those
previously approved for Lenoir Hall and the
"We've guaranteed Chase will be in operation for
the same fee and the same meal ticket cost,"
Vandenbergh said Tuesday.
The December agreement, signed by Vanden
bergh, Acting Vice Chancellor for Business and
Finance Wayne Jones, UNC Chancellor
Christopher C. Fordhain III and Vice Chancellor
for Student Affairs Donald Boulton, contains the
. A $10 per semester student fee to be initiated
until food service renovations are completed.
Though approved last spring by the BOT, the $ 10
fee had been a subject of controversy in recent
weeks after University administrators warned that
the fee may have to be increased if Chase renova
tions were included in the proposal.
At the BOT meeting, Jones spelled out a way to
hold the fee to $10 and still include Chase renova
tions by taking out a longer term loan.
On-campus students will be required to pur
chase meal tickets at a cost of $100 per semester.
Also approved by the BOT last spring, the meal
tickets will provide a base of guaranteed support for
the food service and will be redeemable at any cam
pus facility, including newly renovated snackbars on
The $100 meal plan idea was a Student Govern
ment response to an administration proposal last
spring that a required room and board plan be in
stituted to ensure usage of the campus food service.
Vandenbergh said Monday he was optimistic that
the meal ticket plan would provide enough support
for the food service.
"If the students are spending $100 of their food
money in campus food service, then that and the
combination of demand that we saw in the food ser
vice survey should guarantee it will succeed."
Chase Cafeteria will be established as a
"separate cost center," meaning that Lenoir Hall
and Chase Cafeteria will be Financially evaluated
separately, Cansler said.
See CHASE on page, 5A