2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, April 1, 1986
oc&l foire may csunry poisoned drags
By HELENE COOPER
Local pharmacists have not removed
certain A.H. Robins products from
their shelves, although two incidents of
contaminated bottles of the company's
cough syrup were reported last week.
A 2-year-old Stony Point boy was
rushed to the hospital last Saturday
after drinking some Dimetapp Elixir
cough medicine laced with turpentine.
"We haven't moved the cough syrup
yet," said Wally Close, Revco pharma
cist. He said he expected to receive
notice to remove the Dimetapp soon,
In another incident, a Richmond, Va.
man took two teaspoons of Robitussin
PE apparently laced with kerosene last
Both Robitussin PE and Dimetapp
Elixir are manufactured by A.H.
Robins. Company officials say the two
incidents are isolated.
Researchers at the N.C. Food and
Drug Protection Division of the Depart
ment of Agriculture have tested samples
of Dimetapp Elixir, but have not found
any contaminated bottles yet.
Robert Gordon, head of the division,
said the division collected some Dime
tapp from the Statesville area. He said
he was fairly sure the tampering had
not occurred at the manufacturing level.
"The tampering probably occurred
afterwards," Gordon said. "People will
figure out ways to do it."
He said the best protection for
consumers was to check containers
when purchasing them to make sure the
safety seal was intact. "You can usually
tell if something's been tampered with,"
Close said Revco has also removed
Contac, Dietac and Telgrin from
shelves, after traces of rat poisoning
were found in five capsules in Houston,
Texas and Orlando, Fla. The FDA has
warned consumers not to use any of
the SmithKline Beckman products
purchased since mid-March, because
the capsules may have been tampered
Capsules are easier to tamper with
than tablets, because capsules can be
opened easily. Pharmacists said they
expected people to move away from
capsules as a whole, as a result of the
recent tamperings, Close said.
Gordon said the state had not tested
any of the SmithKline Beckman pro
ducts, because the company removed
them from the market soon after the
contamination incidents occurred.
onallheFe Bell to to grade area facilities
By LAURIE MARTIN
Southern Bell will spend $289 million this year to
improve and expand its facilities in North Carolina,
according to the vice president of the phone company.
Of that, $64 million has been allocated to the Raleigh
district, which includes Chapel Hill and UNC.
Gene Upchurch, manager of community relations
for Southern Bell's Raleigh district, said that the 22
percent of the state budget given to the district will
be used for modernizing or replacing present facilities,
or building new ones. These facilities include switching
equipment and new cable.
"Chapel Hill's equipment is fairly modern, so this
year more will be spent in other areas of the district,"
Upchurch said. Most of the funds will go toward work
in Raleigh, Garner, and Apex.
Southern Bell vice president Jere A. Drummond
reported that the company's North Carolina budget
is up about 2 percent from last year. State expenditures
will cover central office equipment, outside plant
facilities, station equipment and a portion for general
equipment to improve operations.
Drummond said the company also plans to install
$7.2 million worth of fiber optic cable this year
a 74 percent increase over the amount used last year.
Fiber optics offers better transmission and greater
capacity than copper with lower maintenance costs,
Since federal deregulation, "Southern Bell has been
forced to take a new perspective with revenue,"
Upchurch said. "Our business has changed dramat
ically." Because of this customers might receive notice
of a rate hike in the near future, Upchurch said.
"Since Southern Bell no longer sells equipment or
deals with interstate long distance, we have lost a large
chunk of subsidies," Upchurch said. "This could mean
that the trend will be for Bell rates to increase."
In related news, Southern Bell said bills for its Chapel
Hill customers will now have fewer pages and be easier
Most of the new bills will have four parts:
A "payment page" (showing total amount due)
that should be returned with the customer's check or
A "summary page" which lists separately the
current charges of Southern Bell and other companies
for which it does billing. This page also lists telephone
numbers to call if there are questions about the bill.
A "current charges" section itemizing Southern
An "other company charges" section that itemizes
on separate pages the charges of any other long distance
company the customer uses and for which Southern
Bell handles billing.
Southern Bell customers in Chapel Hill should see
the redesigned bill in their March or April telephone
Marcos denigrates AqiamOj threatens to retumnm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) Fer
dinand E. Marcos said Monday that
he was not corrupt, but that President
Corazon Aquino was, and he might
return from exile to rescue Filipinos
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The former president, who fled Feb.
26, commented in a telephone message
and handwritten letter, calling himself
a victim of the "blackest of propa
ganda." He accused "elements of the
American government" of helping oust
He said Aquino was the "No. 1
looter," a charge that has been made
against Marcos. A source close to
Marcos made a tape of the message and
a copy of the letter available to the
Presidential spokesman Rene Sagui
sag said Aquino greeted the comments
"with typical calm and equanimity." He
said Marcos, 68, may be allowed to
return "in the distant future, but not
"The greatest service Marcos has
done to the Filipino nation is to leave
it," Saguisag said. "He should not
negate it by threatening to come back."
In a telephone statement from Hono
lulu, which the source said was taped
Monday, Marcos said: "We must war
against the monster who imposes
slavery." The voice was clearly his, the
A postcript to an eight-page letter
dated March 21 and addressed to "My
beloved Filipino countrymen," in his
home province, Ilocos Norte, said:
"Death, yes, we will accept perhaps, but
slavery never, never, never."
Marcos told reporters in Honululu
on Sunday that he still considered
The letter was written on stationery
of Malacanang Palace, which has
become a museum to preserve what
Aquino's government calls the excesses
of Marcos and is wife, Imelda.
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South African blacks defy ban
to attend memorial for leader
From Associated Press reports
Africa About 20,000 blacks defied
a ban Monday to attend a memorial
for a Communist Party leader who
died in exile, and an activist
announced resumption of a regional
boycott of white business.
The memorial for Moses Mab
hida, a black nationalist who died
March 8 in Mozambique, was held
at a soccer stadium in Zwide, a black
township outside the Indian Ocean
city of Port Elizabeth.
Mkhulesi Jack, a prominant anti
apartheid activist, announced during
the four-hour service that a black
boycott of white-owned businesses in
Port Elizabeth would resume April
A boycott last year, which severely
affected white businesses, was sus
pended after four months.
Sfofa & Motional
More than 1,250 people have been
killed, nearly all of them black,
during the 19 months of violence
Third quake hits California
FREMONT, Calif. Skyscrap
ers swayed Monday as a strong
earthquake, the third trembler in
three days, hit Northern California.
Damage was not serious, and only
a few minor injuries were reported.
The University of California esti
mated the strength of the trembler,
which hit at 3:56 a.m., at 5.3 on the
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said
outages caused by the earthquake
affected about 7,500 people in San
Tose and about 1,800 in Fremont.
Fire destroys Henry VIII palace
south wing, kills general's widow
LONDON (AP) Fire raged
through the magnificent 16th-century
Hampton Court Palace of Henry VIII
Monday, burning out its south wing,
damaging priceless royal art treasures
and killing one person, believed to be
the widow of a top British general.
The four-hour blaze sent the leaded
roof of the three-story south wing
crashing through into art galleries on
the two lower floors, causing millions
of dollars worth of damage.
Hampton Court, which contains
hundreds of rooms, is Britain's second
most popular tourist attraction after the
Tower of London.
Among the works damaged by smoke
and water were two renowned Tudor
paintings, the 1520 "Field of the Cloth
of Gold" showing Henry VIII meeting
with the King of France and the "Family
Group" depicting the king and his
Officials said the blaze probably
started in a top-floor apartment in the
south wing occupied by Lady Daphne
Gale, the 86-year-old widow of Gen. Sir
Richard Gale. She was thought to have
died in the fire.
The local member of Parliament,
Conservative Toby Jessel, said Gale was
incapable of taking care of herself and
also "used candles to obtain light."
The south wing was rebuilt by the
famed 17th century architect Sir Chris
topher Wren at the palace constructed
in 1515 by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
and presented to Henry VIII.
Queen Elizabeth II, who owns the
palace set amid 50 acres of lawns
overlooking the River Thames 12 miles
west of London, later picked her way
through the charred timbers to inspect
what aides described as "a disaster."
The queen was accompanied by her
heir, Prince Charles, and her sister,
Princess Margaret. She called the
damage "dreadful," officials escorting
Voter-registration drive planned
By RACHEL ORR
A voter-registration drive will be held
today through Thursday by the exec
utive branch of student government
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the
Individuals must register to vote by
April 7 to be eligible to vote in the May
6 primaries. .
Joe Herzenberg, a special registration
commissioner, said only those who
. consider themselves Orange County
residents can register.
If a person registered to vote in the
Orange County elections, their registra
tion at any other location would be
invalidated, Herzenberg said.
He added that registering to vote in
Orange County had no effect on a
person's tax status.
Kim McCombs, a Student Govern
ment executive assistant, said individ
uals must provide an ID and something
showing their local address, like a check
or letter, to register.
McCombs said information about
how to file an absentee vote and the
addresses of election boards throughout
North Carolina would be available as
part of the campaign.
Executive assistant Terence Healy
said it would take about five minutes
"Our goal is to register as many
people as we can," Healy said. "Students
spend most of the year here. This is
where issues affect them the most."
He said he thought the Chapel Hill
Town Council and the Carrboro Board
of Aldermen would be more receptive
to student needs if more students voted
in Orange County elections
Herzenberg" sauT vFryTew students
were registered to vote" in Orange
County, and South Campus residents
generally showed more interest in voting
in the county than North Campus
For til Record
Friday's story "Martin recommends
executive veto" incorrectly identified
N.C. Student Legislature Gov. Billy
Miller's first name as "Danny." The
Daily Tar Heel regrets the reporting
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