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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright The Dailv Tar Heel 1983
Volume fli, Issue f
Wednesday, March 30, 1S33
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News; Sports Ails 962-0245
Reagan proposes lames
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By KEVIN JOHNSTON
President Ronald Reagan's $238.6 billion
defense budget proposal for fiscal year 1984 is the
largest ever submitted and, in the wake of a $194
billion deficit, the most controversial, according to
The money requested for defense comprises 32
percent of the $848.5 billion federal budget set
forth by the Reagan administration.
"By restricting U.S. military growth to 4 percent
and requiring the NATO allies to raise their per
centage to 4 percent, the present budget proposal
by President Reagan can be cut without limiting
our effectiveness abroad," said Bob Walters, assis
tant director of national security."
These proposals have resulted in controversy on
Capitol Hill while serving to unite Democrats in'
support of a different budget designed to cut
Reagan's military expenditures by $9.3 billion,
Walters also said that stricter management is
needed and cited a request by an air base in West
Germany for $278,000 to move two golf course
Walters said the Reagan administration increas
ed defense spending from 1981 to 1982 by 20 per
cent to $218.7 billion; and from 1982 to 1983 by
another 14 percent to $245.5 billion.
Supporters of the president's defense appro
priations say that the increase is necessary to
counter a building Soviet military threat.
Sen. John Tower, R-Texas, chairman of the
Senate Armed Services Committee, has said that
by cutting the president's defense proposals Con
gress will have to redefine the country's commit
According to Linda Hill, Tower's press secre
tary, the present budget proposal is stretched thin
and is barely able to finance U.S. foreign defense
"The , president is spending what is necessary to
continue fulfillment of our - commitments
aboard," Hill said.
Col. Paul L. Grimmig, chairman of Aerospace
Studies at UNC said "nothing (in Reagan's bud
get) was inconsistent with my feelings I support
. In light of a $300 billion gap in military spending
between the United States and Soviet Union, '
Grimmig maintains that the U.S. defense budget
has been insufficiently funded for a long time.
"The United States must spend what is neces
sary to insure freedom," he said, adding that the
president is in a better position than anyone else in
the country to judge how much is necessary for
Critics of the defense proposal cite flagrant
spending for high technology weapons systems as
unnecessary and wasteful.
Franklin Spinney, 37, a Pentagon weapons
systems analyst, claims the present budget may be
insuffTciently funded by almost 30 percent.
Spinney has said that due to unrealistic estimates
in the cost of production, constant design changes
and erratic production rates, planners become de
sensitized to cost growth over time.
Jeffrey L. Obler, a UNC political science pro
fessor, said he supports a budget cut.
"It seems that the (Reagan) administration is
not cognizant of the amount of money necessary
and the budget is arbitrary," Obler said.
According to Obler the Reagan administration
needs to redefine its foreign policy and become
aware of what spending is necessary to maintain
Both U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C and Gov.
Jim Hunt support some increase in defense spending.
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By DAN BISHOP
There is a John Carson living in Chapel
Hill and also a Robin Williams. There are
a whole bunch of Kennedys three
Johns, a Robert, and an Edward.
People often note famous names with
casual interest, but when such a name is
cause for confusion with a local celebrity,
humorous situations can result.
Bill Friday is a senior economics major
from Kannapolis. Because he has the same
name as the president of the UNC system,
William (Bill) C. Friday, he has had a lot
of explaining to do in his four years in
Most recently, Bill was involved in
Carolina Students Calling, a project of
Carolina Annual Giving, which seeks con
tributions from alumni for academic needs
at the University. Students, who were
selected partly for their ability and ex
perience in marketing, made telephone
calls to Carolina alumni across the nation.
Of those students, only Bill Friday's
name caused a sensation on the other end
of the line. He could sometimes hear the
person answering excitedly call the alum
nus to the phone.
"They would get on the phone sounding
real serious," he said. "Of course, I would
explain who I was."
Bill Friday's name has also caused
chuckles here at school. At the beginning
of classes each semester, students turn
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the roll. "I've had one or two professors
ask me if I'm related to the president."
Bill is not related to President Friday.
Being introduced at mixers is a problem,
too. Often, people will not believe his
name is Bill Friday.
"(They, say,) 'Oh sure.' I'll have to pull
out my license to prove I'm really Bill Fri
day," he said.
Occasionally, Bill gets President
Friday's telephone calls, especially now
that he no longer lives in a dorm.
Once, a girl called with a request for a
recommendation. Bill went through the
standard explanation that he was not
whom she was seeking. "I'd have been
glad to give her a recommendation," he
President Friday may want to grab an
opportunity to reduce his- monstrous
"I'll have to deputize him," President
Friday said. "He can fill in lots of places. I
didn't know I had such a willing
The president said he thought Chapel
Hill was big enough for two Bill Fridays
"and more." President Friday said he
knew student Bill Friday's parents, but
had not met Bill before the Carolina
Students Calling project.
"We had a lot of fun," President Friday
said. "We dialed (my) house, and he spoke
with Mrs. Friday. She knew it was not this
' Bill Friday so confusion ran wild."
Perhaps some of the confusion will be
' laid to rest when student Bill Friday
graduates this spring.
"I suspect that virtually everything in the federal
budget can still be cut some, but I really don't
know exactly where it ought to be," Hunt said in a
recent press conference.
At the recent governors' convention in Wash
ington, Hunt said the nation's governors had
about as much right to draw up a national budget
in three days as North Carolina mayors had to
draw up a state budget in a weekend.
Cliff Kiracofe Jr., spokesman for Helms, said
that Helms believes in getting what you pay for.
According to Kiracofe, Helms favors a strong
defense but supports the idea that more effective
management of defense spending could curtail
Reagan's present budget requests.
Helms' spokesman added that he was looking
into possible funding cuts for the F-18 jet fighter
and the "maverick" missile system claiming that
these programs have not satisfied the military's
The Associated Press
RALEIGH The state House gave
tentative approval to Gov. Jim Hunt's
drunken driving bill Tuesday, but the
stage was set for a battle over how high to
raise the minimum age for drinking beer
An amended version of Hunt's bill was
passed 108-2 on its second reading. The
third and final reading was postponed un
til Wednesday, and Rep. Bruce Ethridge,
D-Onslow, vowed to introduce a bill to
raise the drinking age from 18 to 21 in
stead of 19 as Hunt's bill would do.
The House also rejected an amendment
adopted earlier this month on the floor of
the Senate which effectively would ban
drinking alcoholic beverages in vehicles.
, Rep. Martin Lancaster, D-Wayne, who
introduced the bill and chaired the House
committee during the eight weeks it con
sidered the legislation, fended off eight
other attempts to amend the bill. - -
"Two amendments were approved,
creating additional discrepancies with the
Senate version that must be approved by
the Senate or resolved by a joint con
There was no attempt to amend the
dramshop liability section, which has
drawn sharp criticism from business lob
byists. That provision would impose civil
liability on merchants who sell alcoholic
beverages to underaged patrons or to in
toxicated customers who drink on
premises and later cause accidents.
"I think we've amended that part in
committee to address the legitimate
fairness concerns raised by the business
community," Lancaster said in an inter-
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view. "I hope ' dramshop will not be
. changed further." .
The bill's centerpiece is a new driving-while-impaired
offense. Plea bargaining
would be made more difficult and sen
tencing would be determined in separate
hearings in accordance with prescribed
Any driver with a blood alcohol con
tent of 0. 10 percent or higher would have
his license revoked for 10 days, although
he could appeal the action before a magis
trate within three days.
"The House of Representatives has
demonstrated its determination to protect
the people of North Carolina from drink
ing drivers,'' Hunt said in a prepared
statement after Tuesday's vote.
"The overwhelming vote in favor of
the Safe Roads Act put both houses of
the General Assembly on record as favor
ing the nation's toughest law against
drunken driving," Hunt said.
Lancaster .declined in. an interview to .
predict the outcome "oT Wednesday's ex
pected vote on raising the drinking age to
21 . He has said that keeping intact Hunt's
proposal of raising the drinking age to 19
would be one of his toughest challenges
on the House floor.
He said that he would try a strategy us-
ed successfully in the Senate by proposing
that a separate bill be introduced to raise
the drinking age to 21 using the argument
that changing the drinking age provision
would delay the bill unnecessarily.
"Hopefully, the same sentiment will
prevail here in the House," he said.
By a vote of 48-63, the House rejected
an amendment to presume that the driver
See HOUSE on page 4
Incentive to buckle up
By KATHERLNE FARLEY
Wearing a seat belt while driving or
riding in Chapel Hill or Carrboro could
mean a few extra bucks for lucky resi
dents. Beginning in mid-April, Chapel Hill and
Carrboro will be part of an unprecedented
six-month incentive-based program to in
crease safety belt use in the area. The pro
gram will reward local drivers and passen
gers with prizes and cash if they are wear
ing their seat belts.
The UNC Highway Safety Research
Center is conducting the study. Officials at
HSRC said they want to change the habits
of drivers in the area because, if properly
worn, seat belts can save 65 percent to 70
percent of those killed in car accidents.
If the program is successful in Chapel
Hill, it could be implemented in com
munities nationwide, said B.J. Campbell,
director of the HSRC. People are not
aware of how important it is to wear safety
belts, Campbell said.
"Just as many die from not wearing seat
belts as do from drunk driving," he said.
In Chapel Hill, only 21 percent of
drivers use seat belts, and nationally only
about 10 percent use them, according to
an HSRC study.
"Standard programs are fine, but they
don't change habits," Campbell said. In
addition to the traditional educational ap
proach, the local program relies on posi
tive reinforcements or incentives.
The incentives include several thousand
"modest" prizes that will be given to
drivers or passengers wearing seat belts,
Campbell said. A van, bearing the HSRC
logo, will visit different locations in Chapel .
Hill and Carrboro and distribute about
30-40 prizes daily. On the first day of each
month during the study, HSRC will hold a
$500 drawing of those drivers and passen
gers who have already received prizes and
returned their coupons to the center.
"We hope the contest will give them
(area resident) a ic .o buckle up,'
The six-month program will be followed
by an intensive study of the program's
results. HSRC researchers will continue to
study the results for an additional year to
record behavioral changes of drivers and
"It's never been done before, so nobody
knows whether or not it will work,"
A similar program also is beginning in
Similar programs have been conducted
in small, closed settings around the nation,
but never on an entire community, he said.
Last year the HSRC conducted an incentive-based
program at Chapel Hill High
School and the Blue Cross Blue Shield
building. First, the HSRC implemented an
educational program encouraging safety
belt use and then stopped cars randomly
and distributed $5 coupons.
During this campaignsafety belt use in
creased from 25 percent to 75 percent, and
months after the incentives were taken
away, usage remained at 45 percent at
Chapel Hill High School and 30 percent at
Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Campbell said he is proud of the results
at , these two locations and hopes the
community-wide effort will have the same
For the duration of the program and
follow-up study, HSRC will be monitoring
seat belt use around town. They will be
recording how much seat-belt usage rises
during the six month incentive period and
how much it continues after the incentives
Campbell said the change in usage after
the incentives are taken away will show
how much habits have changed. Campbell
said he hopes the program will be suc
cessful because hundreds of lives can be
saved by "buckling up." Highway crashes
are the leading cause of death of those
under 34 years of age, and belts could save
at least 200 lives of every 300 people killed
who were not wearing safety belts, he said.