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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 91, Issue 104
Tuesday, December 6, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Stacy Njust draws with charcoal Monday while sitting outside Playmakers Theater. The sophomore from Charlotte
was taking advantage of the golden afternoon sun to capture on her pad some of the charm of the UNC campus.
ordham turns down
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second offer on movie
By DICK ANDERSON
Staff Writer
University officials rejected a second proposal
Monday from Warner Bros, to film portions of
Everyone's Ail-American on the UNC campus. UNC
Public Information Director Thaddeus M. Bonus
said the decision was "final."
Rollie Tillman Jr., vice chancellor of university
relations, said: "The proposal was really not that
much different from our original expectations, so
there was no reason to change our decision.'
Paula J. Wyrick, assistant director of the N.C.
Film Office, declined comment Monday afternoon.
"No one has called us from the University," she
said. "We're very disappointed, but there's nothing
else we can do." The film office learned of the
University's decision through the media, she said.
If the University refused, she said that Warner
Bros, would "go to another state very close by, and
that would be a shame."
Tillman confirmed reports that he had consented
to listen to a second proposal when talking with
Warner Bros, representatives last Wednesday. Bonus
had said earlier Monday afternoon that the proposal
had not been received until Monday morning.
"They were talking at least 12 to 14 days under op
timal weather conditions," Tillman said. Filming
would have been done on locations including the Ar
boretum, Kenan Stadium, the Carolina Inn and a
fraternity house, he said.
But Tillman and Chancellor Christopher C. For
dham III held firm on their original consensus. "The
filming of a major motion picture is not conducive to
our main mission educating students," Tillman
said.
Fordham confirmed that the final decision had
been his. "There's no dodging the fact that the deci
sion was made by the chancellor," he said.
"We have a campus which is pretty much packed
to the limit in terms of traffic. If there was a street
blocked off, and a lot of traffic diverted, teachers
(and students) would be unable to get to their
buildings," he said.
The decision was made "in the best interests of the
University and the students," Fordham said,
although he admitted that he had no way of knowing
whether the majority of students agreed with his
decision. "We would have had to have taken a poll,"
he said, "and that's not what we do in making ad
ministrative decisions.
"I think most students in my spot would have
made the same decision. Anyone who does not make
an unpopular decision from time to time would not
make a good leader," Fordham said.
The film was the subject of a lively debate at Mon
day afternoon's Student Government Cabinet
meeting.
Student Body President Kevin Monroe said he
would take up the issue with Chancellor Fordham
during a scheduled meeting Wednesday. Other
universities have gained favorable exposure through
films such as The Paper Chase at Harvard Universi
ty, The Graduate at the University of California at
Berkeley and Breaking Away at Indiana University,
Monroe said.
Students strongly ' support the idea of filming
Everybody's Ail-American on campus, said Mark
Scurria, chairman of the Executive Branch Educa
tional Procedures and Policies Committee.
"Turning down the movie seems to be in conflict
with the state's desire to bring more of that type of
industry to the area," Scurria said.
Staff Writer Mark Stinneford contributed to this
story.
Late textbook orders
cost students money
By JANET OLSON
Staff Writer
Late and unplaced textbook orders for
next semester may hamper the buying and
selling of books for this spring, said
Rutledge Tufts, assistant manager of the
Student Stores.
He said he may be missing as much as
21 percent of the orders as of November
25.
Looking back over the past four
semesters, he said Student Stores had
received a lot fewer orders this year than
it had at this point in previous semesters.
"If the pattern continues, I'm willing
to bet we're further behind than we were
in past semesters," he said.
Because Student Stores only buys back
books ordered for next semester at better
than wholesale prices, Tufts said
students' used-book savings depended on
receiving orders on time.
"It's important that these orders get in
to us," he said, adding that it can save
students a lot of money.
'If the pattern continues, I'm
willing to bet we're further
behind than we were in past
semesters. '
Rutledge Tufts,
assistant manager of
the Student Stores
During last fall's buyback period,
students received $11,091 from Student
Stores for selling used books, Tufts said.
In the spring, students saved $100,868 by
buying used rather than new textbooks,
he said. Thus, students saved a total of
$211,959 through Student Stores' used
book policy.
Tufts said students also saved money if
Student Stores could enter the wholesale
market early. The store sends out telexes
several times each day to locate used
books nationwide.
"The sooner we get into that market,"
he said, "the better chance we have to get
books at good prices."
The benefit of the wholesale market is
diminished when departments are late
with their textbook orders, he said.
Tufts added that the most important
reason for receiving orders on time was to
ensure that students would have their
books for the first week of classes.
Because it takes four weeks to process
an order, if a book request is not received
by December 1 , there is a good chance the
book will not come in on time, he said.
The persistence of the late order pro
blem has several causes, Tufts said. In
most cases, instructors decide which
books to use for their sections, and often,
courses have not yet been assigned to
faculty members when the book requests
are due.
Another problem, he said, is that
faculty members have numerous com
mitments and sometimes were unable to
plan their course for the upcoming
semester before the book orders were
due.
Even when instructors have planned
their courses, Tufts said, sometimes they
wait to order textbooks until a new edi
tion is released. . . .
" Arid with a minority of instructors,
Tufts added, their orders are late due to
"an indifference to student needs."
Jane Lindk, administrative manager
of the history depaitment, said her
department often did not know how
many students it could accommodate in
limited classroom space when textbook
orders were due. In this case, the depart
ment does not know how many books it
needs for the upcoming semester.
Other problems, Lindley said, are that
some professors have not been assigned
to courses when the orders are due and
that some instructors have difficulty fin
ding and deciding which books they want
to use for their course.
In addition, she said some faculty
members were tardy in placing their
orders. "That's a problem with any form
you put out in the department," she said.
Blanche Critcher, assistant to the chair
man of the psychology department, said
it was difficult to say why the department
had fewer orders without approaching
each instructor who had not yet placed an
order.
"We assume that our faculty members
are responsible people, so if the orders are
much lower it is because they haven't
followed through or because they haven't
decided which textbook they are going to
use," she said.
At a meeting Friday, the Student
Stores' Advisory Committee discussed a
proposal to improve the late textbook
order problem through positive reinforce
ment. The proposal is to develop and set
criteria for an honor roll for departments
that place a large percentage of orders on
time. The committee also proposed ad
ding incentives to encourage departments
to attain honor roll status.
William Burke, committee chairman,
and Carol Mulholland, chairman of stu
dent government's Scholarship Aid and
Student Stores Committee, presented the
proposal.
Burke said the criteria in part should be
based on the amount of money students
saved when book orders were turned in
on time.
"We're trying to encourage people
through positive reinforcement to get
their orders in on time and possibly to use
the same book more than one semester,"
Burke said.
He added, however, that the commit
tee must be careful not to strictly regulate
how long a book must be used.
"That could be. very demoralizing to
the University," Burke said.
Mulholland said publishing the honor
roll would provide a means for student
involvement in the problem. "When
students find out that a department isn't
on this list, they can walk into that
department and ask why," she said.
Burke said he was optimistic about the
plan. "If you provide positive reinforce
ment or incentives when getting people to
engage in voluntary efforts, it will usually
help," he said.
The committee appointed a subcom
mittee to work on the proposal and to
present a more concrete plan at the next
meeting, February 3.
Beirut car bomb kills 14, injures 84
George P. Shultz
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon A car bomb
shattered a nine-story apartment building
in Moslem west Beirut on Monday, kill
ing 14 people and wounding 84 in a new
surge of violence in the Lebanese capital.
No group claimed responsibility for the
blast that caught people heading to work
and school. The bomb, which police said
contained about 330 pounds of ex
plosives, partially collapsed the building.
Some people were fipped inside and
residents of nearby buildings stumbled
into the street dazed and bleeding. A few
people had been stripped naked by the
force of the blast.
There were conflicting reports on
whether the bomb might have been in
tended for another target and gone off
prematurely There was no apparent
political or military target where it
detonated.
With the U.S.-Syrian confrontation
growing, the United States said its planes
caused "significant damage" to Syrian
positions during a Sunday air raid. It was
the first American air strike at Syrian
targets, and two American planes were
shot down.
The U.S. Navy sent more reconnais
sance flights over central Lebanon Mon
day, but there were no reports they were
fired on by the Syrians.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz
said in Washington that the use of U.S.
airpower did not foreshadow an
American effort to impose a military
solution in Lebanon. He .called on the
Soviet Union to use its influence with
Syria to moderate that country's policies.
"I think a case can be made that Syria
and Syrian surrogates have kind of had
. violence going their way unchallenged too
much," he said.
Asked if the United States would at
tack Syria if U.S. planes were fired upon
directly by Syrians, he said, "We will de
fend ourselves," but added the United
States is seeking solutions, not conflict.
But U.S. officials worried privately
that U.S. Marines were caught in escala
ting violence. "The real danger ... is get
ting drawn into the conflict as one of the
parties to what is essentially a local and
regional conflict," said one State Depart
ment official.
Syrian Defense Minister Lt. Gen.
Mustafa Tlass confirmed that one cap
tured U.S. pilot died after that raid and
another, who was taken alive, would be
returned "when the war is over." They
were the first American military men
taken prisoner since the Vietnam War.
See LEBANON on page 2
Bar owners report drinking down under new D Wllaws
By KATHERINE SCHULTZ
Staff Writer
The state's new DWI laws have only been in effect for
two months, but area businesses have already noticed
the impact a reduction of business and changes in cus
tomers' drinking habits.
John Hartley, manager of the Upper Deck, said he
has experienced a 10 percent slow down in business be
cause of the new laws.
People are drinking less and stopping earlier, Hartley
said. "Even before the laws went into effect, people
were changing their- habits," Hartley said. "They've
been leaving earlier, in order to avoid the DWI patrols.
They know that the police will be out when the bars close
at 1 a.m."
Wes Adams, manager of Purdy's, said he too had
noticed the effect that the laws were having on people's
attitudes.
"We've had about
business," Adams said,
any more, he said.
a 5 to 10 percent drop in
People aren't drinking as much
Purdy's still allows 18-year-olds in the club, using a
three-stamp system to prevent under-age drinking. "We
have waitresses walking the floor to watch for
violators," Adams said. "They look out for people who
are drinking under-age and people who are getting too
intoxicated. We're taking extra precautions to make sure
no one gets in trouble."
Brian Gallagher, a bartender at Purdy's, said his cus
tomers were being more cautious about driving home
after leaving the bar.
"More people are using the phones to call friends or
taxis for a ride home," he said. "A lot of people are us
ing the breathalyzer we have here.''
Employees of Four Corners and Spanky's restaurants
said that they had noticed the increased caution about
driving and drinking but that the higher drinking age had
not had much effect.
"There has been no drastic change in business because
we usually have an older crowd," said Sharon Nieukira,
manager of Spanky's. "What we do find is a lot more
people walking or calling friends.
Nieukira said what she had noticed about the higher
drinking age was that customers seem to accept it.
"People have their identification ready at the door,"
she said. "People are a lot nicer about giving their
license."
Of the bars surveyed, Linda's reported the biggest
drop in business because of the new laws a 15 to 20
percent slowdown.
"People realize now that they can't just get good
lawyer and buy their way out of a DWI," said Linda
Williams, owner of the bar. "With the fines, jail sen
tence and insurance rising about four and half times,
people are really thinking twice about how much they
drink."
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She steps in to help wild animals
until they can return to freedom
Pholo by Linda Browning
Gut the fledgling Great Horned owl is held by Dorothy Gerard who is
trying to teach him to survive in the wild.
By DIANNA MASSIE
Staff Writer
Chatham County resident Dorothy
Gerard has spent a lot of time around
animals during the past few years.
As a volunteer with the Animal Protec
tion Society, she cares for wild animals
that have been hurt and then releases
them when they are well enough to return
to the wild.
"I intervene just long enough for them
to survive on their own," she says.
Gerard says that she has loved animals
all of her life. Although she had had no
academic training, she was an animal
keeper at the Birmingham Zoo while liv
ing in Alabama. It was there that she
began helping the Humane Society with
wildlife.
About three years ago, after she, her
husband and five-year-old daughter mov
ed io North Carolina, Gerard called the
Durham County Animal Protection
Society to adopt two cats.
She then offered to care for injured
wildlife in Durham County. They ac
cepted. Later, Uic uim&i coum) asked
her to take care of one of their injured
birds. She accepted. Gerard now works
with animals from Alamance, Chatham,
Durham and Orange counties.
The task is more than just a casual
commitment. Taking care of injured wild
animals is time consuming; Gerard has
treated more than 20 animals since
February.
When she moved into her present
house, she was caring for a screech owl.
The owl, of course, accompanied her in
the move.
When caring for chimney swifts,
Gerard has to take them wherever she
goes, because the birds require feeding
every 15 minutes from sunrise to sunset.
"It's just like intensive care for a
person," she says.
Recently, Gerard cared for a turkey
vulture that had been shot by hunters. A
bone graft was performed and for two
months afterward, Gerard bandaged and
fed the bird. Turkey vultures are big
eaters, eating 10 to 14 mice a day, Gerard
says. But they also have a bad habit of
See BIRDS on page 3
    

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