Tame the Tigers
The men's basketball team
plays Clemson tonight in
Greensboro. The tip-off is at
.9 p.m. and the game will be
Sunny today with highs in
the mid 40s and lows tonight
in the low 20s. Highs tomor
row will be in the mid 50s.
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Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Hed. All rights reserved.
Volume 91, Issue 123
Wednesday, February 1, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Warner Bro thers
of 'All-American '
By JIM YARDLEY
Warner Bros, has indefinitely postponed the filming of the
movie Everybody's Ail-American, which they initially wanted to
film at UNC, said Paula Wyrick, assistant director of the N.C.
"The movie was postponed because of problems that Warner
Bros, is having out at their studios in California," Wyrick said.
"We believe it was something to do with the actors. It had
nothing to do with UNC."
Wyrick said that production may start up again next fall.
Filming was supposed to begin this spring at Duke University.
Warner Bros, had originally wanted to film the movie on the
UNC campus. However, the request was turned down by
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III because of the "distrac
tions" to the University's academic calendar that he said would
be caused by filming a major motion picture on the campus.
"Because of our tight academic calendar and our tight use of
our resources, we could have been paralyzed if we had had to
miss a few days because of filming a movie," Fordham said.
Fordham also said that a lack of specific filming dates and a
communication problem between the University and Warner
Bros, were factors in the denial of the film company's request.
"The fact that the status of the movie is now unknown "is. a
reflection of the uncertainty we were faced with when we made
our decision," Fordham said. "Our doubts that were behind the
film proposition are now shown in the fact that it was post
poned." Fordham said he felt it was fine that Duke University officials
would allow the filming on the Duke campus. He said that "it's
just that kind of world. I don't have any reaction to it (Duke
allowing the filming on its campus). People are entitled to a dif
ferent perception of things."
Fordham said there still could be a film shot at the University
at a different time under different circumstances. He said the
circumstances now just were not ideal for the filming of
Student Body President Kevin Monroe met with Fordham
after the announcement of the denial in November and said he
fully supported the chancellor's decision.
"Prior to making a decision, Chancellor Fordham did try to
contact me," Monroe said. "Unfortunately, our schedules were
too busy for us to meet. After the decision was made, we talked
and he told me about his disenchantment with the film. We
both agree that filming a movie was not in the academic mission
of UNC and that the student's right to concentrate and study
must be protected."
Monroe added that the chancellor was extremely pro
education. "I see his decision as him doing his job and being
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Speculation in other state newspapers rose that the denial of
Warner Bros.' request had to do with the script's allegedallu
sions to ex-UNC football hero, Charles "Choo-Choo" Justice.
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Pruning in the Pit
Oscar Holman of the University Grounds Department straddles
branches from a tree in the Pit Tuesday. To get the job done, Holman bundled up and
tried to bear the day's cold temperatures.
The Associated Press
leaders got a preview Tuesday of the $925
billion fiscal 1985 budget President
Reagan officially sends to Capitol Hill to
day. The legislators said they were not
surprised by the election-year package,
even by all the red ink $180 billion
"The budget deficit will be larger than
we would like it to be. But not as large as
some had predicted and many feared,"
Senate Majority Leader Howard H.
Baker Jr., R-Tenn., said after he and
other Republican congressional leaders
emerged from a White House budget
briefing with the president.
The outlines of the budget plan have
been leaking out for weeks. Those who
attended budget briefings Tuesday but
asked not to be quoted by name con
firmed that the spending package calls for
spending $925.5 billion during the fiscal
year that begins Oct. 1, including more
than $300 billion on the military, with a
deficit of just over $180 billion.
"It's a good budget. It's a realistic
budget," Baker said. "It's not as bad as
some people feared and not as good as
Legislators agreed that, overall, there
are no surprises no large tax increases,
which the president has opposed, and no
major cuts in domestic programs, which
Congress would be unlikely to grant in
the midst of presidential and congres
House Republican Leader Robert H.
Michel of Illinois said the budget contains
no "phony-baloney things ... that are ab
solutely going to be dismissed out of
Perhaps the most controversial aspect
of the budget will be the request for about
$305 billion in military spending authori
ty, about an 18 percent increase over the
Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., chair
man of the Senate Budget Committee,
said the "defense figure is not going to
vSlirprise.trieIt is significantly lower than!,
would have assumed last year but stilt
higher than I think is necessary."
Other items reportedly included in the
Start-up money for an $8 billion
manned space station.
Net domestic spending cuts of $4
billion to $5 billion.
Modest tax increases through the
closing of various loopholes.
More money for the Environmental
About a 6 percent increase $200
million in the Justice Department's
budget, primarily to strengthen crime
About $41 million for the Immigra
tion and Naturalization service to hire
almost 1,000 more enforcement person
nel to try to stem the flow of illegal aliens
across the U.S.-Mexican border.
On Capitol Hill, Treasury Secretary
Donald T. Regan, Budget Director David
A. Stockman and Martin Feldstein,
chairman of the president's Council of
Economic Advisers, briefed the leaders of
the House and Senate budget commit
Rep. James R. Jones, D-Okla., chair
man of the House Budget Committee,
said afterward that the president's new
budget contained no surprises and "is
sort of an update of the 1984 budget."
Baker, meanwhile, urged his colleagues
in Congress to put aside political con
siderations and support Reagan's invita
tion to bipartisan talks on finding a three
year, $100 billion package that would
amount to a "down payment" against
the huge deficits.
Congressional Democrats, fearing an
election-year trap, have said they wanted
to see the details of the president's budget
before sitting down with administration
officials to discuss cuts.
Despite the president's talk about the
necessity for getting a grip on government
spending, his election-year budget is
. treating domestic spending in a gingerly
One example came from the National
Education Association, which released
copies of budget documents it obtained
showing that Reagan will seek a nearly
$250 million increase in state education
block grants and no cuts in the Education
.Department's., main .programs-.ta -help
: teach handicapped and disadvantaged
Dale Lestina, chief lobbyist for the
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Cobey begins Congressional bid
By WAYNE THOMPSON
Former UNC Athletic Director Bill
Cobey formally kicked off his congres
sional campaign Tuesday at American
Legion Post 6 with a pledge to spend less
money on media and more time on
developing a grass-roots campaign
"We don't have to put as much atten
tion into the media as we did last time,"
he said, referring to his 1982 loss to Rep.
Ike Andrews. "The name recognition is
Cobey is the only Republican who has
announced plans to challenge the
Democratic nominee for the 4th District
congressional seat. Andrews, who has
said he would seek re-election, will face
former Chapd Hill Mayor Howard Lee
in the May 8 Democratic primary.
In remarks to reporters before his five
minute prepared speech, Cobey said the
National Congressional Club and its
negative ad campaign were not the cause
of his 1982 loss to Andrews.
"The people that usually voted
Democratic turned out in unusually large
numbers, but among people that usually
voted Republican, turnout was low," he
said. "There was a crisis of confidence in
President Reagan's programs. The media
was focusing in on unemployment and
the Democrats were using Social Security
scare tactics on the elderly."
Cobey said , he did not know what the
role of the Congressional Club would be
in his '84 campaign. "All I can say is that
my campaign will be Bill Cobey's cam
paign." But he added, "I may from time
to time want some advice and some ser
vices from them."
The loss to Andrews had its bright
spots, he said. "We were in the top 10 for
money raised out of all Congressional
campaigns nationally in '82," he said.
"In Orange County, with only 24 percent
registered Republicans, we did get 48 per
cent of the vote.
"Out of 161 Republican challengers
running against incjjmbent Democrats in
this country (in 1982), only one was vic
torious, and that was in a Republican
district in Ohio," he said. "But we were
second out of the 161 in the percentage of
Cobey said his loss to Jimmy Green in
the 1980 lieutenant governor's race and
his loss against Andrews in 1982 did not
make him a political loser. "The public
does not have that image of Bill Cobey," ,
he said. "All the Republican Party
leaders (in the district) came to my house
urging me to run," he said.
"We have hundreds of students in this
district that are behind us," he said, ad
ding that one of his organizational goals
will be to recruit even more of the 40,000
students that he said were in the 4th con
"Why am I running after a disappoin
ting loss?" Cobey asked supporters, and
then provided the answer. "I see a real
need for a new and positive leadership.
"We need a representative that's not
afraid to stand behind the president when
he is right. I plan to provide that type of
Since the 1982 election, Cobey has
been self-employed at his management
consultant firm, Cobey and Associates of
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Barnhill announces plans
to run for CAA president
By KATE COOPER
Mike Barnhill, a sophomore political
science and French major from Rocky
Mount, announced his candidacy for
Carolina Athletic Association president
Barnhill said the outcome of this year's
homecoming caused him to run for CAA
president. "I'd like to turn homecoming
around and make it a serious event and
make it successful and respectable," he
said. Barnhill said he would like to em
phasize homecoming more next year. If
elected, his plans for the weekend include
an outdoor band party, a pig pickin' and
a formal dance at the Carolina Inn.
Barnhill said ticket distribution also
would be a major issue in the campaign.
"I was pleased with how football distri
bution turned out. I was satisfied and I
didn't hear many complaints from stu
dents," he said.
For basketball ticket distribution,
Barnhill said he would like to see the
bleacher seats distributed on a first-come,
"I also would like to see the ticket dis
tributions remain on the weekends so
they don't interfere with classes," he
Barnhill said he would meet with the
athletic department and Rams Club to
work out a plan to provide all the seats
behind the benches for students.
"I want to let them k;:ow this is some
thing the students really want," he said.
Barnhill said he hoped to get coach Dean
Smith's support for the plan and hoped
other athletic groups would follow suit.
Barnhill said he would like to gel more
student input for the intramural pro
gram. "1 want to listen to what students
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Republican Bill Cobey announces his candidacy for Congress at American Legion Post 6 on Tuesday. The
former UNC athletic director lost his bid for the seat in 1982.
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like and dislike about the program," he
said. If elected, he said he would work to
get new uniforms for the IM players.
"I want to stress my willingness to
listen and take everyone into account
before making a decision," he said.
Barnhill is currently vice chairman of
the UNC College Republicans and awards
chairman for the North Carolina Federa
tion of College Republicans.
By SARAH RAPER
A plaintiff in a lawsuit against a local cable company amend
ed his complaint and asked for an estimated $700,000 in
damages in an Orange County district court hearing Monday.
Plaintiff Sam Maffei asked for $3 for every Season Ticket
game that was blacked out on Alert Cable customers' television
sets. Vice President of Alert's operations in North Carolina
E.R. Pettis said 30,000 customers in the state had the games
Maffei's attorney said the damages would be divided among
all Alert Cable customers if his client was successful. Each
customer would receive a total of $24 for the eight games that
were blacked out.
The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
cancelled its 21-game Atlantic Coast Conference basketball
package two weeks ago following a series of court injunctions
around the state.
, The injunctions ordered local cable companies to show the
Season Ticket package free of charge to all cable viewers despite
the fact that some subscribers had paid extra to receive the
package. Season Ticket was shown free of charge to other
ESPN viewers outside the ACC area.
ACC fans complained that Season Ticket was part of ESPN's
regular programming and should be shown for free.
Locally, Maffei and Chapel Hill attorney Steven Bernholz fil
ed suits against Alert Cable of Carrboro and Village Cable of
Chapel Hill in January for failing to provide continuous programming.
The plaintiffs' attorney, Martin Bernholz, said Maffei's cur
rent suit was based on the premise that local cable companies
had violated contracts with their customers by blacking out
Steven Bernholz dropped the suit against Village Cable
because Village provided alternative programming during the
Season Ticket games.
In addition, a suit against the town of Chapel Hill which does
not involve damages has been filed. Bernholz said Village Cable
may have violated its franchise agreement with the town to pro
vide six pay channels. Season Ticket was a seventh pay channel.
Although a hearing date has not been set, Bernholz said Alert
had 30 days to respond to the complaint. He said he expected
Alert to request that ESPN be allowed to join the suit. Current
ly, ESPN is not officially involved in the suit.
Alert's Pettis said he was surprised by the suit and said there
were no other suits pending against his company or another
"I don't think that the suit has any merit," Pettis said. "FCC
laws clearly permit blackouts."
Bernholz also said he had been contacted by the Chapel Hill
based ACC Fans Committee that was formed as a result of the
Season Ticket controversy.
Bernholz said the committee had asked him to investigate a
possible violation of the N.C. Constitution.
Bernholz said the constitution required that the benefits of the
state-supported universities be available to N.C. residents free of
charge whenever practicable.
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