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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume Issue IT 5
Thursday, January 20, 1S33
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
by 18 points
8 to 21. in N.C
By MIKE DESXSTI
Assistant Sports Editor
The leader of the Pack came into Car
mkhael Auditorium Wednesday night a
winless and Whit-less man. Coach Jim
Valvano hadn't won a single game against
the North Carolina Tar Heels in his two
year tenure at N.C. State, and the team's
leading scorer, All-ACC swing guard
Dereck Whittenburg, was on the bench
with a broken foot.
Not much has changed since then.
Except that maybe Matt Doherty has hit
a career-high 21 points, Sam Perkins has
pulled down IS more rebounds, Michael
Jordan has gone 5-for-7 from the field and
4-for-4 at the stripe, Jimmy Braddock has
boosted his team-leading assists total to 62
with six, and Brad Daugherty has played
23 more minutes and scored 10 more
points with a stress fracture in his left
And, of course, UNC is 13-3 after send
ing State back to Raleigh still winless
(against UNC the last three years) and
Whit-less with a 99-81 "good old
fashioned butt-beating," in the words of
All pre-game talk was of State playing
without Whittenburg. Sure, he didn't
play. But it didn't matter. Ask Valvano.
"I think Dean (Smith) may have said it
best when we were coming off the court,"
Valvano said. "He (Smith) said 'I think we
may have had too many people for you.'
He was right."
Besides the tipof f , the closest N.C. State
came to the Tar Heels was a 2-2 tie 49
seconds later. When Braddock pulled up
on the break at 15:40 in the opening half
and popped for three points, it was 15-6
UNC, a 9-point lead. When Daugherty hit
an 8-footer from the left baseline 13
minutes later, it was 49-35. It never really
got much better for the Wolfpack.
North Carolina took advantage of their
opponent's man-to-man defense from the
start, working the ball inside and either
making the bucket or drawing the foul.
State's 6-1 1 forward Thurl Bailey picked v
up his third foul just five minutes into the
game, and center Cozell McQueen was
called for number three well before the
half was over. From that point on, the
pair's defense was passive at best, and
passivity means points whether you're a
tree or not.
"Foul trouble on their big people hurt
them early," Smith said. "It certainly
helped us when Thurl Bailey picked up
two quick fouls. It also helps to have Sam
Perkins guard him."
And guard him Perkins did. UNC dis
played its usual hodgepodge of defenses,
all of which were effective against State.
- But it was a tight man-to-man that worked
See Heels on page 5
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By JIM WRINN
State and National Editor
RALEIGH The drinking age should be raised to 21, not 19
as Gov. Jim Hunt has endorsed, several witnesses at a public hear
ing on drunken driving said Wednesday.
Others supported the age recommended by the Governor's
Task Force on Drunken Driving 19. And representatives of the
state's restaurant, tavern and bar industries plus others wanted to
hold the age steady at 18.
"A drunken driver is like an armed robber," said Dr. Joseph
Nicastro, a Winston-Salem physician and a member of North
Carolinians Against Drunken Driving. "The problem is there are
more drunken drivers."
Nicastro, speaking to members of Hunt's task force and about
200 people gathered in the General Assembly Building, said
youths would get mixed signals about alcohol if the age were
raised to 19 instead of 21.
It (the drinking age) must be raised to 21," Nicastro said.
Alcohol is alcohol. Whether it is beer, liquor or wine, it kills."
Dr. Tom Freeman, president of the Christian Action League of
North Carolina, said the General Assembly should adopt the
report of the Governor's Crime Commission, which proposed 21.
The commission realized the age should be 21, since the effect of
one 12-ounce beer on the blood alcohol level is the same as one
mixed drink, he said.
Furthermore, the Crime Commission report found evidence
that raising the drinking age to 21 does not create enforcement
problems in college communities," Freeman said.
He said one college town of 30,000 of Illinois, where the
minimum age is 21, would be similar to the Chapel Hill environ
ment. The town's chief of police reported no "insurmountable
Freeman and others cited national reports recommending 21 as
well as Wednesday's Charlotte Observer poll which indicated
three-fourths of the state's residents favored 21 .
William Potter, Jr., of the North Carolina Business for
Responsible ABC Laws, a bar and tavern group, said the orga
nization opposed raising the drinking age and the proposed
"Dram Shop Law" which would hold bar owners civilly liable
should they serve an intoxicated or under-age person.
"Most highway deaths are the problem drinker," Potter said.
"Raising the drinking age sounds like a good idea, but it's a sim
Any increase in the drinking age would cost business money
and the state tax revenues in a year when collections are down and
the budget tight, he said. Any increased age, coupled with the
dram shop law, would create new policing problems for drinking
UNC's Student Government recently released a statement op
posing a change in the drinking age. . ..
"Raising the drinking age to 19 years would not affect those
drivers who are the most dangerous," the statement, signed by
Student Body President Mike Vandenbergh, said. It recommend
ed more stringent enforcement of existing consumption and DUI
In his State of the State address Monday, Hunt asked the
General Assembly for swift passage of several measures designed
to curb drunken driving. No action is expected before mid-February.
Transportation, Planning meet
Boards recommend parking deck;
discuss new dormitory construction
Warren Martin slams for two over State's Thurl BallfeyTHScoM Sharpe
...reserve center scored four of six points on dunks
By LUCY HOOD
Recommendations for a four-level
parking deck and a 220-space parking lot
were approved Tuesday night by the
Chapel Hill Planning Board and by the
Chapel Hill Transportation Board.
If approved by the town council, the
parking deck will be built where a city
owned parking lot now exists on
Rosemary St. between NCNB plaza and
the old post office. The parking lot will
be built on the 100 block of West
Rosemary St. or Franklin St.
Both the planning board and the trans
portation board made recommendations
for the deck and the lot, but their pro
posals differed on the financing part of
Both departments agreed that the cost
of approximately $2,836,000 would not
-be covered by taxes,' but by the University
and by property owners in the area.
However, the transportation department
proposed that the property owners be
asked to pay a larger part of the cost.
Since the lot cited for the parking deck
is owned by the town, money would have
to be raised for the $2.8 million construc
tion costs. The town would have to buy
the land for the parking lot, which is esti
mated to cost $210,000, and another
$390,000 would cover the construction
Mike Jennings, Chapel Hill planning
director, said the plan would not interfere
with the proposed thoroughfare plan
which calls for Franklin St. and
Rosemary St. to be converted into one
If all proposals are approved, Jen
nings, said the parking deck would pro
bably be built before Rosemary St. starts
running one-way and the parking deck
would be built to accommodate the
Other action at the planning board
meeting included a presentation on the
University's construction plans. Gordon
Rutherford, UNC planning director, said
that bids would be taken in April for the
construction of a new dormitory to be
built behind Kessing poll and next to
He also announced that bids would be
taken on Feb. 10 for an undergraduate
chemistry building and that N.C.
Memorial Hospital had authorized $16
million for the expansion of a critical care
Seating changes to be made
at Student Activities Center
By DAVID POOLE t
Editor's note: This is the last of a two-part series on the
Student Activities Center.
If construction proceeds on schedule, the Tar Heels will
tip off the 1984-85 basketball season in the 22,000-seat
Student Activities Center.
And one-third of the UNC student body will be there to
help christen the new Blue Heaven.
The SAC areiia will seat 7,953 students, doubling the
number of student seats in Carmichael Auditorium.
"We feel that it is an excellent arrangement," said Neal
Harrell, SAC fund-raising coordinator for the Educa
tional Foundation. "You need both the student support at
games and the alumni support to build the building."
Despite their gains, students circulated a petition last
February demanding changes' m SAC seating.
Sponsors of the petition called for a seating arrange
ment equitable to that of Carmichael, claiming that most
of the SAC seats were of marginal quality.
According to the SAC Steering Committee's plan,
1 ,665 SAC student seats will be located on the lower level,
and the remaining 6,298 students will sit in the back por
tions of the upper level.
About 59 percent of the Educational Foundation's
9,089 seats are located on the lower level, according to the
Ross Powell, the University senior who helped tp orga
nize the petition drive, said that the plan showed little
respect for students. Eliminating 2,000 courtside student
seats will diminish their ability to support the team, he
The petition gained 2,000 signatures in a single day last
In support of the petition, Student Government
planned a protest of silence during the first two minutes of
the final home game against Duke. But the protest was
cancelled when a snow storm prevented students from air
ing their grievances before the SAC Steering Committee.
In July, Student Body President Mike Vandenbergh
met with the Steering Committee to resolve a number of
issues concerning the SAC.
The committee accepted Vandehbcrgh's proposal to
distinguish between student and faculty seats, unify scat
tered student sections and increase the number of student
Under this plan, student seats are now clearly defined
and upper-level student sections have been moved directly
above their lower level sections:
The committee agreed to add 432 half-court seats to the
students' allotment on the condition that those seats did
not have to be allocated to alumni in order to raise the
$30.5 million necessary to complete the SAC.
Vandenbergh said recently it was important that stu
dents receive the additional section, labeled section "I."
"I think that it will help justify the name Student Ac
tivities Center," he said.
Steering Committee officials are now confident that
changes in the seating arrangements will be possible.
"I'm fairly optimistic that some adjustments can be
made," said John Swofford, UNC athletic director. "I
hope that it does work out for the students."
Bob Eubanks, Educational Foundation president,
echoed Swofford's confidence. "We will try to allocate all
other sections first," he said.
"I think we will be able to work it out," he said.
The committee's optimism stems from the fact that
SAC contributions have come in faster than officials had
Nearly $26.3 million of the needed $30.5 million neces
sary to finance construction has been pledged to the SAC,
according to an October 31 SAC pledge report.
Because contributions have been higher than antici
pated, many seats are still uncommitted, Eubanks added.
Approximately 1,500 SAC seats in the $25,000 to
$100,000 pledge range and 1,100 seats in the $5,000 range
remain uncommitted, Harrell said. :
All of the $10,000 contribution sections have been
closed, he said.
The 2,600 uncommitted seats have a potential value of
several times the $4.2 million needed to put the SAC fund
goal over the top, according to the committee's seating
The majority of the 432 section "I" seats fall under the
$25,000 to $100,000 contribution range.
But committee members said that a decision on section
"I" can not be made until the SAC fund goal has been
Ernest Williamson, Educational Foundation executive
director, said this was to ensure that all promises to con
tributors were kept.
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"We got the original plan and went out on the road and
told people that if they gave $25,000, they'd be sitting
courtside," Williamson said.
"We've got to make good on our word," he said.
A decision on the fate of section "I" will be made this
spring or summer, when the fund raising is completed,
Vandenbergh said that Student Government would
continue to monitor contributions. "If we feel that at
some point that the threshold has been met, we will ask
that a decision be made," he said.
But a former Rams Club member said that students
should be as concerned as alumni about the location of
Unless an individual buys into the SAC now, it is un
likely that he or she will be able to obtain SAC tickets in
the future, said Rams Club member Albert West.
"The short range is just beautiful, but what about the
long range?" he said.
"They have made it perfectly clear in their literature
that there will be very few seats available for those who
don't give at least a minimum of $5,000 now," West said.
"I don't think in their formula or their incentive plans
that they've even thought about the alumni of
Williamson agreed, saying that the chances for alumni
to buy tickets after the SAC seats are assigned "are going
to be slim or none."
The lack of flexibility in SAC seating is a result of cer
tain prequisites that SAC will receive, he said. 1
For pledges of $10,000 and more, the contributor re
ceives the right "in perpetuity" to purchase his or hers
assigned tickets, according to Steering Committee guide
lines. Contributors of under $10,000 receive the right to buy
their tickets for 25 years or for life, whichever is longer.
See SAC on page 3
By SCOTT BOLEJACK
Deborah Flowers, a junior political
science major from Hickory, Wednesday
announced her candidacy for the Carolina
Athletic Association presidency.
Flowers, who serves as first vice presi
dent under CAA President Perry Mor
rison, said she would emphasize Home
coming during her campaign.
"The reason I'm running is to keep'
Homecoming going," she said. "I don't
want to see it go down the drain."
As vice president, Flowers served as
chairperson of the Homecoming commit
tee, and she cited improvements the CAA
.made in Homecoming during her tenure.
"For the first time in 15 years, the an
nual Homecoming parade was on Franklin
Street," she said. "Also, we printed a
Homecoming program for the first time,
which contained advertisements and cou
pons from local merchants."
Flowers said she wanted to expand
Homecoming even further.
"This spring, if I'm elected, I want to
have a meeting with the budget committee
of the Union to see if they can get a big
name concert for Homecoming weekend,"
she said. "I also want to have a bigger pro
gram with contestants' pictures plus a
Flowers said she thought the present
ticket distribution system for the Universi
ty was fair but could be made better.
"What I would like to do is start a pri
ority system for block seat tickets for the
football games," she said. "In other
words, if you didn't get a block the first
time, then you name would be placed on a
priority list and maybe you would have a
better chance at getting a block the second
or third time."
Flowers said that she was investigating
distribution systems of other universities to
determine if their systems were suitable for
She said her year of experience in the
CAA was important for the job of CAA
"I don't think experience is
everything," she said. "But I think it's
very important for this kind of operation.
If you get somebody new in, they aren't
going to know what's going on."
The high turnover rate within the CAA
organization has hindered its ability to
build upon activities that fall under CAA
jurisdiction, she said.
Flowers is also a member of the Sweet
Carolines, an Association for Women Stu
dents' representative from Parker Resi
dence Hall and an executive council mem
ber in Parker. ,