2The Daily Tar HeelMonday, April 7, 1986
Dy MATTHEW FURY
Democratic Senate hopeful Thomas
L. "Fountain" Odom visited Chapel Hill
Friday, advocating environmental
protection and an end to deficit
Odom, a Mecklenburg County com
missioner, is one of 10 Democrats vying
for the party's nomination for the seat
held by Republican Sen. John ( East,
who is retiring. (
In an interview, he said environmen
tal protection was a major issue in his
campaign. He said he opposed burying
low-level nuclear waste anywhere
except on the sites where it is produced.
He also said technology is not yet ready
to handle large burial sites.
The Department of Energy is evaluat
ing two North Carolina sites for the
deposit of nuclear waste.
Odom also condemned deficit spend
ing. As Mecklenburg county commis
sioner, he said he has adhered to a pay-as-you-go
budget, in which loans were
not made to cover government pro
grams. The government should only
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take out loans for long-term capital
improvement projects when a repay
ment plan can be structured into the
budget, he said.
Although Odom said he believed all
federal programs should be cut slightly,
he disliked the Gramm-Rudman
approach to budget-balancing. It is
unconstitutional, and the legislators are
shirking the responsibility of making
difficult decisions, he said.
Budget cuts should be made in
defense spending, although defense
should be kept strong, he said. The
Pentagon should be more efficient in
its contracting and procurement proce
dures, he said. President Reagan's
Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly
known as "Star Wars," receives far too
much funding, he said.
Odom strongly supported federal
student loans. "If someone can do
enough work to pass, he should have
the loan he needs," he said.
At a rally in the Pit sponsored by
the UNC Anti-Apartheid Support
Group, Odom proposed his plan of
"constructive tightening engagement"
to deal with apartheid. The plan would
give the government of South Africa
a limited amount of time to confer
political power to the black majority.
"How can any American who believes
in one man, one vote support a system
of government where a 20 percent
minority rules 80 percent of the pop
ulation?" he asked. Odom said it was
inevitable that the blacks gain political
power in South Africa. The United
States must see to it that this transferal
of power does not result in bloodshed,
Odom is generally considered a long
shot in the Democratic primary. The
Carolina Poll, conducted by the UNC
School of Journalism, found Odom had
2 percent of the Democratic vote in a J
telephone survey from Feb. 23-28.
Odom said his own surveys show him
to have stronger support after a four
week advertising campaign.
Odom has been a Mecklenburg
County Commissioner since 1980. He
was vice chairman of the commission
from 1980 to 1982 and chairman for
the following two years. He graduated
from UNC and the UNC School of
Amistell makes bid for congress out ax reform platform
By KATHY NANUEY
A former social worker and teacher
has challenged incumbent U.S. Rep.
William W. Cobey Jr. for the Repub
lican nomination for the 4th District
Jo Ann Austell said she was a "single
issue candidate" concentrating on tax
reform. Corporations are taking advan
tage of tax breaks and special privileges,
placing too much tax burden on private
businesses and households, she said.
"They get tax breaks denied to the
domestic economy," she said. "We're
seeing the continual erosion of the
household as an economic force."
Austell said she would like to see tax
reforms applying to "lack of legislation
relating to corporate gains."
On tax reform, Austell said she would
like to see a rearrangement of federal
budget priorities. She is opposed to the
balancing legislation, she said.
"I haven't seen it yet, but from what
IVe heard and read, specific industries,
demographic -groups, have been tar
geted for cuts," she said.
Austell said the differences between
she and Cobey were more positional
"Mr. Cobey has gone a little bit heavy
on the side of financing special inter
ests," she said. "But I do believe there
is enough difference to warrant com
petition in a primary.
"I would imagine my views in terms
of foreign policy would be more
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moderate in view of the positions
Congressman Cobey and Sen. (Jesse)
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Sunday of an explosion and fire that
destroyed an industrial complex,
while firefighters continued pumping
out water that blocked their search
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A federal official said the blast
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TV-obsessed man lets hostage go
CHICAGO- An armed man
who held a woman hostage for more
than 35 hours led a life filled with
television fantasy, and it was tele
vision that helped police persuade
him to surrender. .
Negotiations with John Pasch Jr.,
57, had been punctuated by his
demands to be left alone during his
favorite television shows, especially
"Miami Vice.' said Sgt. James
re at complex;
Biebel, the negotiator who finally
talked Pasch into releasing his
hostage unharmed and surrendering
Police said the standoff began
early Thursday after Pasch shot and
killed his landlord, who had gone
to Pasch's apartment to discuss
unpaid rent, and a police officer who
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Vote-buyers busted in N.C.
MURPHY A two-year inves
tigation of vote-buying in North
Carolina's western counties resulted
in 50 indictments and 37 convictions,
but area officals are still debating
whether the probe will have a long
term impact on elections.
In Cherokee County, where vote
buying charges forced Democratic
Sheriff Blain Stalcup to step down,
16 people have filed for the office
this year, more than anyone can
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Woman, remains suspect
ATHENS, Greece AP) Police
said Sunday they questioned Arabs and
other foreigners at the Athens airport
about the Trans World Airlines jetliner
bombing that killed four Americans,
but a Lebanese woman remained their
. Athanassios Zafeiris, security police
chief for the Athens area, said the
airport interrogations were part of a
general inquiry and stressed: We're not
searching for any specific people or
investigating any specific actions. No
one has been arrested or is being held."
Police said they still suspected that
a Lebanese woman named May Elias
Mansur planted the bomb on the TWA
Boeing 727 when she was on the flight
Wednesday from Cairo to Athens. The
plane went on to Rome. The bomb
exploded as the plane was flying back
to Athens and Cairo and was 15,000
feet over southern Greece.
A woman identifying herself as the
suspect spoke with The Associated
Press on Saturday in Tripoli, Lebanon.
She said she flew on the plane from
Cairo to Athens but denied planting the
A Greek senior police officer, speak
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Sunday, uWe still suspect this woman."
For f ho Eceord
In a story that ran Friday entitled
"Anti-apartheid group pushes board
hard on divestment," The Daily Tar
Heel reported that the Anti-Apartheid
Support Group shanties were allowed
to remain in front of South Building
for an undetermined amount of time.
They are supposed to be removed by
Monday, April 7 at 7 a.m.
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