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2 The Daiiy Tar HeelTuesday, October 15. 1985
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Researchers win Nohel Prize .
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Staff Writer
It's freezing outside, with icicles hanging from the
window ledge. Inside the house, it's not much warmer.
And to make matters worse, the heating bill is due,
and the grocery store took most of this month's salary.
For a poor family, this scene is all too common.
The N.C. Department of Human Resources'
Division of Social Services will administer a low
income energy assistance program to help needy
families avoid frostbite. It is a one-time cash payment
for their heating bills.
Locals may apply for assistance at Orange County
Social Services, the agency that will determine
eligibilty, from Oct. 15 through Nov. 27.
Eligibility depends on meeting three requirements,
according to Martin Whitt, a spokesman for Orange
County Social Services. A household's total income
must be at or below the current poverty level. For
a family of four, $977 would be the maximum monthly
income allowed for eligibility.
If a family lives in public or government-supported
housing, they might get a partial payment.
A third requirment states households may not have
assets exceeding $2,200, excluding such item? as a
home, car, insurance or personal belongings.
"Out of 1,132 households who applied last year
(in Orange County), 877 payments were approved,"
said Susan Sears, spokeswoman for the N.C.
Department of Human Resources' Division of Social
Services in Raleigh. "The average payment in Orange
County was $173."
The average statewide payment for the 1984-1985
year was $175 for 160,000 households receiving aid.
"The income limits are lower this year than last year,
so there may be more people eligible, " Whitt said.
"The number of people in the household, their
income, the type of fuel they use and the region they
live in, all determine whether or not a family will
receive aid," Whitt said.
A western N.C. family would probably receive more
money than a coastal family because of the temper
ature differences, said John Syria, director of the N.C.
Department of Human Resources' Division of Social
Services. "They base it on the average of degrees."
Syria said he could not estimate how many people
would receive aid because the local social services
departments would not begin processing the appli
cants until after the November deadline. Payments
will be made in February 1986.
Checks will be made payable to the applicant, not
to the provider (of the heat source) as in years past,
according to a spokeswoman for the Orange County
Social Services who refused to be identified. "So if
they borrowed money to pay some bills before
February, they can handle the money however they
want without any governing intervention," she
said. Congress allocated $44 million for North
Carolina out of an estimated $2.1 billion in federal
funds set aside for the low-income energy assistance
program, which evolved in 1981, Syria said. "I think
that is a reasonable share," he said.
Another aid to low-income families is the crisis
intervention program. The program shares similar
requirements with the energy assistance program, but
is designed for heating or cooling emergencies, Whitt
said. "It is for an immediate need that will result in
a problem if a family doesn't get help." For more
information on the low-income energy assistance
program or the crisis intervention program call Orange
County Social Services or CARELINE, toll free, at
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Staff Writer
Athletes participating in the Olympic
Festival that will be held in the Research
Triangle area in July 1987, will see only
gold, silver, and bronze, but area
businessmen will be seeing green.
The event will pump about $10
million into the local economy, the
chairman of the group planning the
festival said Sunday night.
Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, chairman of
North Carolina Amateur Sports Inc.,
spoke at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce's annual meet
ing and installation banquet at the Hotel
Europa. Walker is also chancellor of
North Carolina Central University. .
- Thirty-four sports will be played
during the 10-day festival, he said.
Spectators will be able to see both
summer and winter Olympic events,
including ice hockey and figure skating,
which will be held in Greensboro,
Walker said.
The remaining events will be held in
local university and municipal facilities,
he said. : . -
"It's like a mini-Olympics," Walker
said. "It's the nearest thing to seeing
what the Olympic Games look like."
Since 1987 is a pre-Olympic year, the
festival will provide the opportunity for
some of the nation's best athletes to
aspire toward higher levels of achieve
ment, he said.
"Imagine about 3,800 of the finest
athletes in this country descending on
the Research Triangle area and Greens
boro," Walker said.
The festival will provide great oppor
tunities not only for athletes but also
for Triangle area businessmen. The
exposure the festival receives will have
a tremendous impact on the local
economies, he said
"Tourism will never be the same after
1987," Walker said.
An excess of 100 hours of television
coverage will bring about 1,000 media
people to this area, he said. Media
coverage of the festival will be inter
national. Other nations will want to
know about the American athletes'
capabilities, Walker said.
The Olympic Festival, formerly
called the National Sports Festival, is
based on the European "youth games"
which bring together the each nation's
best amateur athletes, he said. The 1987
festival is the eighth of its kind in the
United States, Walker said.
Walker has been involved with the
Olympics as a track and field coach for
Israel, Trinidad, Kenya and the United
From wire reports
STOCKHOLM, Sweden Swed
en's Karolinska Institute on Monday
awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize for
Medicine to Michael S. Brown and
Joseph L. Goldstein, two University
of Texas researchers, for their work
in the regulation of cholesterol
The institute said Brown and
Goldstein "revolutionized our knowl
edge about the regulation cholesterol
metabolism and the treatment of
diseases caused by abnormally ele
vated cholesterol levels in the blood."
U.S. criticizes Italy
ROME The United States
strongly opposed the release of
Palestinian Mohammed Abbas, the
accused planner of the Achille Lauro
U.S. Ambassador to Italy Max
well Robb met with Italian Foreign
Minister Giulio Andreotti Sunday to
voice disapproval over the release of
Abba, who was allowed passage to
Yugoslavia Saturday.
"I pointed out that it is incom
prehensible to the government of the
United States and to the people of
the United States how Abbas could
be permitted to leave Italy," Rabb
said after the meeting.
Murder witness reported
NEW YORK A Philadelphia
judge who was taken hostage on the
Achille Lauro says a bartender on
ews in miQi
the luxury liner saw two terrorists
shoot Leon Klinghoffer, The New
York Times reported Monday.
Stanley Kubacki, 70, said Sunday
the bartender told him he witnessed
the murder. The bartender also said
he gave a full report of the murder
to Egyptian officials 12 hours before
the hijackers were released, Kubacki
Johnny Olson dies
Johnny Olson, the announcer
famous for his thundering "Come on
down!" on CBS's "The Price Is
Right," died Saturday from a stroke.
He was 75.
Olson died of a brain hemorrhage
at St. Luke's Hospital.
Daniels seeks Sensts
Former Democratic state Sen.
Melvin R. Daniels Jr., 60,
announced Sunday that he would
seek the Democratic nomination for
U.S. Senate seat currently held by
Sen. John East.
The Elizabeth City banker, who
served 10 years in the N.C. Senate,
will face Mecklenburg County Com
missioner Fountain Odom, so far the
only other Democrat to officially
announce a bid for the seat.
for the record
Staff Writer
Davis Library will be open slightly
longer on Fridays and Saturdays in
response to student and faculty
requests, said James F. Govan, Univer
sity librarian.
The closing time for "weekdays was
extended from 1 1 p.m. to midnight last
year m reponse to students complaints,
Govan said. To do this and continue
to remain on a strict budget, Friday's
hours were shortened last year, he said.
Student itcomp.lainec .about ttue..
change, and after receiving input and"
a request from Student Government to
extend the library hours, the issue was
discussed within the staff and library
administration. Govan made the final
decision to extend the hours.
With this extension of hours, how
ever, there was a decline in the library
services offered, he said, and students
also have complained about this.
After 6 p.m. on Friday, the circula
tion desk and stacks remain open, but
periodicals and newspapers, the refer
ence department and microforms are
closed. The same also , applies on
Saturday after 5 p.m.
"It's hardly likely that students will
ever get what they ask for in total,"
Govan said. "Depending on the funding
we receive, well try to be as responsive
as we can be."
The quality of service in the daytime
hours could not be sacrificed for the
nighttime hours, he said.
Govan said maintaining a large
library for longer periods of time cost
more than it did for the Undergraduate
"It's much easier to do it there (at
the Undergraduate library)," he said.
"There are not as many physical things,
for example hghts,"t maintain, or as
much staff required." . -
The Undergraduate Library also was
open longer because its book
borrowing period was shorter than
Davis, he said.
Staff members have expressed no
major complaints about the extension
besides the problem of asking students
to leave the closed areas, he said.
Davis' hours are 8 a.m. to midnight
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to
9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
and 1 p.m. to 1 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Undergraduate Library is open
until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
and until 1 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
to belmpMmiemted
Staff Writer
The first phase of the thoroughfare
plan that makes South Columbia
and Pittsboro streets one way will
be implemented Wednesday at 1:30
Mike Neal, assistant town engi
neer, said traffic will be blocked with
the help of the Chapel Hill Police
Department at three intersections of
Pittsboro Road: at Cameron,
McCauley and Manning streets.
Traffic signals at the intersection
of Cameron and Pittsboro will be
activated 'Wednesday, and the road
surface of Pittsboro will be repainted
to accommodate the one way traffic.
"We should be able to re-open the
roads within 30 minutes," Neal said.
When it is re-opened, Pittsboro
traffic will travel one way going
Another change is that parking at
the end of Pittsboro between Uni
versity Drive and South Columbia
is now prohibited. "There are signs
recognizing it as a tow zone, but no
one takes it seriously since weVe only
been giving warnings," Neal said.
Beginning Wednesday, however,
violators will be towed and charged
$55 ($30 towing fee and $25 ticket).
The second and final part of the
plan will go into effect Sunday at
8:30 a.m. Southbound traffic on
South Columbia will be redirected
to Pittsboro (at Cameron Street),
and traffic on South Road at South
Columbia will be prevented from
turning left. Police officers will be
on the scene to facilitate both
"Northbound traffic will be res
tricted to one lane on the HghC said
Neal, "until the repainting is finished
and the road can be re-opened as
one way going north. 5
"There is some concern that
persons traveling from Carrboro on
Cameron will pass Pittsboro before
they realize that it is the only
southbound road in the area," Neal
Once past Pittsboro, the only way
to go south will be on Raleigh Street.
The thoroughfare plan, which is
being implemented by the town and
the N.C. Department of Transpor
tation, is needed to improve north
south traffic flow, Neal said.
Due to a reporting error, the review
of the department of dramatic arts'
production An Evening of Tennessee
Williams (Oct. 1 1) incorrectly credited
costume design to Rosemary Howard.
John Franklin designed costumes for
the production. The DTH regrets the
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USSR and the USA:
Topic: "What are the responsibilities
e USSR and theJfSA
towarThinl Worjd countries?
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. . . does not contribute to mutual
understanding," Meshcheryakov said.
When Sandra McKenzie, a senior .
political science major and a member
of the Carolina Union Special Projects
Committee, said she had bought
government-printed posters in the
Soviet Union portraying the United
States as a devil and a greedy whale,
Meshcheryakov reiterated that the
Soviet government did not attempt to
portray the United States as evil.
"No official edition could have said
that America is the evil empire," he said.
The Soviet debate team headed
by Aleksey Krugelov, a member of the
Committee on ,Yputh Organizations to .
the Praesidium will try to show that
Soviets are interested in promoting
development in the Third World and
providing military arms only to nations
struggling for independence, Meshche
ryakov said.
"It is not immoral to provide aid to
countries struggling for national sover
eignty," he said.
Meshcheryakov said the Soviet
Union was not trying to interfere with
the national sovereign right of Afgh
anistan with Soviet troops stationed in
that country. Instead, the Soviet Union
is cooperating with Afghanistan's
government in protecting that right, he
. "It was Lenin who said that every
country will arrive at a communist
state," he said. "Peaceful arrival is not
excluded. We do not try to artificially
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create conditions from outside. We are
against the foreign export of
The Soviet Union is interested chiefly
in economic aid to Third World
countries, Meshcheryakov said. The
Soviet government has sponsored more
than 1,300 development projects in
lesser developed countries and has
contracted for 1,800 more, he said.
Meshcheryakov said the projects
were primarily industrial and included
mining, oil refining and metallurgy
projects as well as agricultural aid.
Michael David Hasen, associate
professor of speech communication at
. Wake, . Forest . University, and .host for
.the, Soviet students, said audiences had
responded well to the debates.
Hasen said student debaters at U.S.
universities had taken a variety of
stances during the debates.
"Some have been fairly antagonistic,
and others have taken more moderate
positions," he said. "The better debates
have been the ones when they have
taken a more antagonistic stance. Issues
get out on the floor."
Hasen said the students had been put
on the spot several times by questions
from students in the audience. At the
University of California at Los Angeles,
he said, they were questioned by two
Afghans. He added that they also had
been questioned by a student whose
parents apparently had suffered in the
Russian gulags (forced labor camps)
and by a person who had been a
member of the Cuban rebel force in the
Bay of Pigs crisis.
"They have been put in a defensive
position, but they usually handle
themselves pretty well," he said.
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