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The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Thursday, Juff 28, 1983
Chapel Hill, N.C.
News 962-0245 Advertising 962-0252
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Chris Mclver, a
rising sophomore
- at Chapel
Hill High School,
does a 360 on his
skateboard in
the N.C. Memorial
Hospital park
ing lot.
School of Public
Health has plans
stopped by N.C.
Tar Heel News Editor -
The fate of a UNC curriculum is hanging in the balance as leg
islators, administrators and students, square off over the UNC
School of Public Health's role in higher education. ;
As a provision of the 1983-85 budget, the N.C. General
Assembly approved last month a two-year delay on the School of
Public Health's plan to phase out its department of public health
nursing. This marked the first time the legislature had instructed
a university in an internal department matter. "
Earlier this year, the dean of the UNC School of Public Health,
Michel Ibrahim, recommended to an outside advisory committee
that the departmental status of the program be dropped because
of the school's limited finances and resources.
Combining the resources of the nursing program with other
programs in the School of Public Health would increase research
funds, he said.
On Jan. 10, the approximately 50 students of the program were
informed by a three-page memo that their department would be
phased out by June 1984.
This news surprised not only those students but some legisla
tors as well.
Rep. Jeanne T. Fenner, D-Wilson, who co-sponsored the legis
lative delay along with Sen. Wilma C. Woodward, D-Wake, said
she was surprised that a program specifically geared toward the
public would be discontinued.
"Because this program provides services to a good 20 percent
of the people in North Carolina, I was concerned that this pro
gram would be lost,'- Feener said.
"I'm certainly in no position to tell them how to run the pro
gram," she said. "Dr. William C. Friday (UNC system president)
came over in June and told me that they were going back to start
all over (with the publich health nursing program)."
Fenner said that the mandated delay time of the legislation was
See NURSING on page 6
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Pla ying for the homeless
Arts & Features Editor , ,
Sometimes he sits down at a bench and just starts playing, or
he'll stand swaying back and forth to the music flowing from his
horn. He wears a pit helmet (to shield himself from the often re
lentlessly glaring heat), Bermuda shorts and a loose-fitting short
sleeve pullover shirt. His cheeks swells as he soulfully plays each
note of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."' During breaks he thanks
the music lovers who nod smiles of encouragement and the
many who stop to drop their change in the can at his feet.
It is not uncommon to see people performing on the sidewalks
in Chapel Hill. In fact, street performers have been an important
part of Chapel Hill's cultural offerings for many years. Many
actually play for their supper, but every once in awhile, a truly
extraordinary individual comes along with something other than
survival in mind. Playing his heart out with sounds that could
just as easily be heard in a recital hall, the Rev. Flonzo Camack
is one such person who can currently be found on the sidewalks
parallel to Franklin Street.
Camack is different because he plays his saxaphone in an ef
fort to draw attention to a cause to which he has dedicated his
life. Camack explains it best: "I'm here to familiarize people
with my music First and then I hope to introduce them to a pro
gram that I am raising money for." Camack ,is performing in an . V
in Greensboro and designed to rehabilitate alcoholics, derelicts
and drug addicts. "Our main goal is to provide counseling,
clothing and housing for the people who don't have any other
place to go," Camack said.
Camack's work has brought him recognition both for the not
able quality of his music and for the money that he raises daily
tor the homeless. The Highway Ministries met with some dif- I
Acuities, took 2Vi years to establish, but now it works alongside
other civic groups such as the Salvation Army. Camack predicts t
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Camack has been well received by the people who are within lv.
hearing distance of his music. "He stays out there all day play-
ing his horn no matter how hot it gets," one area merchant said, f
Indeed, Camack can be found regardless of how high the mer- f
"Old Rugged Cross," "Father Alone" and "Through It All."
"I work to please God," Camack said. "Words can't express
how happy and contented I am. I've got peace of mind, joy and
a real faith in myself and God." -
See REVEREND on page 11
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Tar HeelLori Thomas

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