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Volume 92, Issue 17
By BEN PERKOWSKI
The Campus Governing Council
Finance Committee Monday delayed ac
tion on the Student Television budget un
til Wednesday night because of questions
about the categories some STV funding
should be listed under.
Meanwhile, Sunday night, the Student
Consumer Action Union received only
about 60 percent of the amount it re
quested. Questions surrounding STV's budget
concerned the fund-raising amount listed
in the proposed budget. STV officers are
hopeful about the prospects of receiving
two grants. If both grants come through,
they would give the organization $50,000
to purchase video equipment. STV
Development Director Tim Sullivan said
STV had received "very positive verbal
feedback" from -the two foundations,
which officers of STV preferred not to
Sullivan said the understanding be
tween STV and the foundations was that
the grants, if awarded, would be for
equipment necessary for STV, such as
cameras or other video equipment.
"We made a request for an amount,"
Sullivan said. "They asked us what will
be the tangible results."
"No foundation will give us any
money for erasers and pencils," said Pro
gramming Director John Wilson.
The grants were listed under projected
income. The Finance Committee,
however, saw the raw figure of $50,000,
and in a called closed session reasoned
that the $50,000 would more than cover
operational expenses, which they
budgeted at $5,985.
By BEN PERKOWSKI
The Rules and Judiciary Committee
Monday voted to approve a bill which, if
passed by the full Campus Governing
Council, would allow student activities
fees to be raised with the approval of a
simple majority of students voting in a
campuswide referendum, provided 20
percent of those eligible vote on that
The bill does not call for a referendum
and more than likely there will not be a
referendum this semester, explained CGC
TV. C considers merit pay plan for
By SARAH RAPER
In response to requests for im
provements in education, the N.C.
Department of Public Instruction is con
sidering a plan that would pay public
school teachers more money for more
responsibility and work.
The statewide plan will be presented to
the State Board of Education in May,
said Tom Davis, spokesman for the
Department of Public Instruction. If ap
proved by the board, the N.C. General
Assembly will consider funding the plan,
which could go into effect as early as fall
"In most large high schools, there may
be 15 English teachers, and one teacher is
designated the chairman of the depart
ment and oversees the curriculum,"
Davis said. "Under our plan, that teacher
would receive more money."
Students start search
for summer job housing
By BETH OWNLEY
For those students who found a summer
job or internship in another city or state,
finding a place to live may be difficult,
according to Robin Joseph, experiental
learning coordinator for the UNC Career
Planning and Placement Services.
Joseph said that most students are on
their own when it comes to finding hous
ing. Students who arrange internships
through the Branch Banking and Trust
bank are given a housing allowance to
pay for their summer housing. Joseph
also said that many students who have in
ternships in Washington, D.C. find hous
ing through the Washington Center.
The aiumni association will send stu
dent interns names of the alumni in the ci
ty of his internship preferably those
close to the student's age.
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The Committee decided to table the
decision until Wednesday's meeting, to
provide time to answer questions of how
much money should be placed under the
fund-raising category, and to get answers
to accounting technicalities from Student
Body Treasurer Allen Robertson.
The Finance Committee also voted to
allocate the Student Consumer Action
Union $20,171, cutting about $7,500"
from its request. Most of the cuts came in
SCAU publications such as CASH and
Sight and Sound. SCAU received $19,949
last year but is adding some new services
this year which account for the larger re
quest. CASH, which was completely cut, pro
vided banking and other financial infor
Speaker Reggie Holley. The full CGC
must approve a bill setting an amount on
the increase and another calling for a
campuswide referendum before a referen
dum would actually come to the students
for a vote. The Board of Trustees must
approve a fee increase before it is final.
The bill passed by the committee Mon
day is an amendment to a bill proposed
by Student Body President Paul Parker
which would allow student activities fees
to be raised with the approval of a simple
majority of students voting without the
20 percent requirement.
Approval of an increase in the student
activities fees currently requires a two-
Initially, the plan would cost $50
million and would pay extra money to
about 15 percent of the state's teachers.
Currently in North Carolina, teachers
and administrators are paid according to
the type of college degree they hold and
the number of years they have taught.
Davis said most teachers in the state
hold a bachelor's degree. Teachers with
this degree who have taught for five years
earn $17,700 each year. N.C. educators
or administrators who hold higher'
degrees and who have worked for five
years earn $19,300.
Such increases in teacher pay generally '
are supported by the state's citizens, ac
cording to a recent Carolina Poll taken by
the UNC School of Journalism.
When asked whether they favored or
opposed a plan to pay higher salaries to
teachers with more responsibility and
mer intern program at the UNC Institute
of Government, said that since 1963, the
Institute had cooperated with the gover
nor's office in arranging internships in
state government. From 1965-1982,
Hayman rented a fraternity house on the
NCSU campus for the interns in state
government. Two years ago, the Institute
took responsibility for renting a fraternity
house on the campus, Hayman said. Un
married students in the internship pro
grams are required to live in the house,
because seminars are held at the house.
Meals are not provided, but there is an
open kitchen. The interns must pay to live
in the fraternity house, but the expenses
are divided among the interns.
Students may also advertise in The
Daily Tar Heel and The Village Advocate
to find summer housing. Some students
offer to sublet their apartments in the
Chapel Hill area in exchange for an
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to delay hearing the STV budget until
budgets for the Carolina Indian Circle,
mation for students and was budgeted at
$1,092. Sight and Sound was to provide
detailed information on audio and
camera equipment, but was voluntarily
cut by the SCAU representatives. Sight
and Sound was budgeted at $2,473.
Thomas Kepley, temporary chairper
son of the Finance Committee, said that
CASH was cut because, while it did pro
vide useful information, most students
could work out their financial needs for
The committee also voted not to
allocate for 2,000 more copies of the
Franklin Street Gourmet next year. There
will be 8,000 copies, enough for; incoming
freshmen and transfers, as opposed to the
10,000 copies requested by SCAU. SCAU
increase's voting rule
thirds majority of those students voting,
provided 20 percent of those eligible vote.
?n the last referendum 66.3 percent sup
ported the increase, missing the two
thirds approval necessary for passage by
In his argument for the 20 percent re
quirement, Holley said, "My reservation
with taking out the 20 percent require
ment is we need that base because I don't
think it would be good that, for example,
only 100 students could pass a referen
dum which affects the entire campus."
Darryl Hendricks, executive assistant
for the student body president, said he
greater skills, 88 percent of the respon
dents said they favored such a plan. Nine
percent of the respondents said they op
posed this plan, while 4 percent had no
The School of Journalism conducted
the poll among 1,209 randomly selected
adults by telephone Feb. 17-March 2. The
margin of error for sampling is plus or
minus three percentage points.
Rewarding superior teachers with extra
pay has become a hotly debated issue
since its recommendation by the National
Commission on Excellence in Education,
a task force appointed by the president to
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SCAU, Odum Village and Model UN
chairperson for 1982-84 Richard Owens
said he felt the committee's decision was
a big mistake because the guide is so
popular and obviously met an important
need of college students.
The Franklin Street Gourmet is a com
prehensive guide to all the eating and
drinking establishments in Chapel Hill.
The committee allocated $4,130 for the
printing of 8,000 copies. Except for 1983,
SCAU had been printing about 10,000
Owens said SCAU could easily give out
14,000 copies because of high demand.
"People are constantly seeking the
publication out and are mad when they
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favored the proposal calling for a simple
majority without the 20 percent require
ment. "However, I think any change in
the current restrictions is better than
none," he said. "I don't think we need
any restrictions and I don't agree that 20
percent of the students have to vote to
make it valid."
Holley argued that the system works as
it is now and students have already said
no to the increase. "I see taking out the
20 percent as making a change for con
venience in an effort to get a fee increase
by the students and I think students
would also see it that way," he said.
study the nation's schools. Among other
proposals in its May 1983 report, the
commission called for a merit pay plan,
tying teacher salaries and promotions to a
classroom evaluation system, including
review by other teachers.
A plan which is closer to merit pay
than the state plan will go into effect in
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system
this fall, following a two-year study.
Charlotte's Career Development Pro
gram will include a six-level teachers'
career ladder. As teachers move up this
ladder, their salaries will increase with
their administrative responsibilities.
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Petition for hiking
fees called illegal
Former CGC Speaker Exum against;
Parker wouldn't 'stifle 6,000 voices'
By STEVE FERGUSON
Assistant University Editor
A petition to get 6,000 student signa
tures to present to the UNC Board of
Trustees in support of a $1.50 fee increase
goes against the Student Code and is not
democratic, said James Exum, former
Campus Governing Council speaker.
"I don't agree with what the petition is
seeking to do," Exum said. "It says very
clearly in the Student Code that 20 per
cent of the students must vote before a
fee increase is incurred. Removing the 20
percent is undemocratic."
Exum said a more appropriate method
of introducing the fee increase would be
to place a referendum before the students
and allow them to decide.
A fee increase is necessary, Exum said.
"I most certainly do want to see a fee in
crease. I've supported one for three
years, but when it does occur, I want to
see it done in the most fair and demo
cratic way possible, but right now that's
just not being done."
: Exum said it would be inappropriate
for the CGC to ask the Board of Trustees -to
overturn a decision the students had
already made, referring to recent campus
elections when a fee increase was re
jected. The increase was supported by
66.3 percent of the voters in the last elec
tion. The percentage missed the two
thirds approval necessary for passage by
Connie Brown (District 21) said the
petition is a oroner wav to move toward a
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LOS ANGELES Surprising
almost no one, Terms of Endearment,
a film about the love-hate relationship
of a mother and daughter, won five
major awards Monday at the 56th an
nual awards of the Academy of Mo
tiorr Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Right Stuff, a saga of the
American space effort, and Fanny and
Alexander, Ingmar Bergman's last
film, also fared well, picking up four
Oscar winners in major categories
Best Picture Terms of Endear
Best Actor Robert Duvall in
Best Actress Shirley MacLaine in
Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor Jack
Nicholson in Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress Linda
Hunt in The Year of Living
Nicaragua asks World Court to
call for halting U.S. aid to rebels
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Nicaragua asked
the World Court on Monday to seek a
halt in U.S. support for anti-government
guerrillas despite a decision by the
Reagan administration under growing
fire for its role in mining Nicaragua's har-
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fee increase, and the law requiring 20 per
cent of the student body to vote on it is
"I think the 20 percent is an arbitrary
figure, and we shouldn't be held to that,"
she said. "I think students want the peti
tion." Doug Berger (District 1) said a referen
dum would probably not get the required
20 percent of the student body to vote on
"The reality of it is very few people
would turn out," Berger said. "The peti
tion probably would be more democratic.
It would be easier for Student Govern
ment to hold a fee referendum but you'd
have less people involved."
While the petition, if completed, will
contain signatures of 6,000 students,
fewer would turn out for a referendum
vote, he said. In this way, the petition will
involve more students, Berger said.
Student Body President Paul Parker
said he would present the petition before
the BOT because it was his duty as a stu
dent representative on the board.
"If 6,000 people bring a petition to me,
I'd express concern to the Board of
Trustees," Parker said. "I am a mediator
and I am a representative. My job is to
represent the students."
Parker added that the petition alone
could not decide anything, it only
represented student concern.
"There's no way I'm going to stifle
6,000 people's voice," Parker said.
"That would be undemocratic."
Best Director James L. Brooks
for Terms of Endearment
Best Foreign Language Film
Fanny and Alexander (Sweden)
Best Original Screenplay Tender
Mercies by Horton Foote
Best Adapted Screenplay Terms
of Endearment by James L. Brooks
Best Original Song "Flashdance
... What a Feeling" from Flashdance
Best Original Score Bill Conti for
The Right Stuff
Best Original Song or Adaptation
Score Michel Legrande and Alan
and Marilyn Bergman for Yentl
Best Cinematography Sven
Nykvist for Fanny and Alexander
Best Film Editing The Right
Best Art DirectionSet Decoration
Fanny and Alexander
Best Costume Design Fanny and
bors to challenge the court's jurisdic
tion in Central America.
Even before the Nicaraguans filed their
complaint at the International Court of
Justice in The Hague, the United States
told the international body it will not
recognize the court's right to rule in any
cases involving Central America-for the
next two years.
State Department spokesman John
Hughes indicated that the administration
did not want to have to answer questions
from the court about alleged U.S. in
telligence activities in Nicaragua. He said
Washington also did not want the court
to be turned into a "propaganda forum"
by the Nicaraguans.
Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel
d'Escoto told reporters at his country's
embassy here that the contras, or anti
government guerrillas, had killed 1,300
Nicaraguans since the CIA-organized in
surgency began in late 1981.
In addition, he said, many more people
have been injured, with "hundreds of
millions of dollars in damage and destruc
tion." D'Escoto said Nicaragua had brought
its complaint before the World Court
because it "seeks a complete and open ex
amination of the facts" and the chance to
demonstrate that U.S. support for the in
surgency is "an issue of force in clear
violation of international law."
The United States has taken cases to
the World Court in the past. The most
notable case in recent years was a com
plaint against Iran for seizing American
hostages in 1979. The court rules that
Iran had violated international law, but
the hostages were not released until
The administration's latest move was
interpreted by critics as an admission that
its case for supporting that guerrillas
fighting Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista
government was weak and that it feared
an adverse World Court ruling.