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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 123
Thursday, January 22, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Business Advertising 962-1163
Ramus' Quito officials
By JO FLEISCHER
A report, commissioned by the
Rams' Club to study ways of easing
traffic congestion after Smith Center
events, was presented only as a
recommendation to UNC's planning
office. Rams Club officials said
It will only be implemented if it
fits into the University's long-term
land-use goals, said Moyer G. Smith,
associate athletic director for the
Educational Foundation Inc.
The report, completed last August
by Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.,
By SCOTT GREIG
While no small community can
absorb the impact of massive growth
without reverberations, the biggest
problems right now in Chapel Hill
may be less growth-oriented than
Traffic congestion and high hous
ing costs have been aggravated by
a population boom that will continue
until 2000, but other negative side
effects that residents have feared are
failing to materialize.
Most surprising of all is that the
incidence of major crimes went down
between 1981 and 1985. Between
those four years, major index crimes
such as murder, rape, robbery and
assault dropped 18.5 percent, com
pared with a 14.3 percent drop
Police spokesman Keith Loh
mann said this statistic goes against
what most people take to be a
foregone conclusion about growth:
as a city or town grows, so does its
"You would think that with the
growth being seen in Chapel Hill that
the crime rate would rise," Lohmann
said. "That just has not been the case
though, until 1986 that is."
The crime rate last year suddenly
rose 8 percent.
"I don't even want to hazard a
guess as to why it happened," he said.
"There's really no way to know."
Worsening Existing Problems
With the absence of an increase
in serious crimes, traffic congestion
and the spiraling cost of housing are
some of the most noticeable deter
rents to living in Chapel Hill.
But town officials concede that
these problems were here before the
building boom of the 1980s.
The quality living environment
and the high-tech employment base
at Research Triangle Park have
made Chapel Hill attractive to
residents and businesses.
The growth rate in Chapel Hill
alone rose 30 percent between 1970
Leonard Van Ness, executive vice
president of the Chapel Hill
Carrboro Chamber of Commerce,
said the biggest boom in develop
ment in Chapel Hill began in 1982,
when an eight-year drought in
housing construction came to an
end. The drought was caused by
several factors, including two
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON - President
Reagan will meet Monday with the
panel he named to review the role
of the National Security Council in
carrying out his policies toward Iran
and other countries, the White
House said Wednesday. '
: Spokesman Larry Speakes also
announced that the Jan. 29 deadline
for the panel to complete its inves
tigation and report to the president
has been extended to Feb. 19. The
panel is known as the Special Review
Speakes said Reagan is expected
to review White House files with
counsel Peter Wallison before the
session with Tower and two other
panel members, former Secretary of
State Edmund Muskie and former
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recently drew criticism from Odum
Village residents concerned by the
plan's proposed "special event back
door driveways." Routed through
the Village, the 10-foot-wide exit
ways would disrupt the quiet neigh
borhood atmosphere of married
student housing, residents have said.
Smith, who could not be reached
for comment until Wednesday, said
the plan was commissioned by the
Educational Foundation Inc. last
year to find ways to deal with chaotic
traffic conditions after games.
"We presented this study, or
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Heavy traffic was inevitable for Chapel Hill even before
Monday: Housing picture
Tuesday: A changing image
Wednesday: Planned growth
D Thursday: Side effects
Friday. Goodbye, village
national recessions (1974-5 and
1980-2) and high mortgage rates.
"Virtually no apartments were
built between 1974 and 1982," Van
Ness said. "This eight-year dry spell
created a great pent-up demand for
housing and rents went sky-high.
"That all came to an end, finally,
and the boom came in the form of
multi-family housing units. People
started saying that this growth was
putting a strain on the roads that
serviced those development areas,
but the fact of the matter is that the
town hadn't built any new roads in
30 years and that's what the real
"There are no negative side effects
to the growth that Chapel Hill is
Cars Pile Up
Van Ness said the roads in Chapel
Hill were congested before the
National Security Adviser Brent
Reagan is expected to answer
panelists' questions about his recol
lections of how the clandestine arms
sales program transpired, Speakes
The three-member board was
named by the president on Dec. I
less than a week after Attorney
General Edwin Meese III revealed
that some proceeds from the arms
sales had been diverted to Nicara
guan rebels. It was directed to report
by Jan. 29 on the role of the National
Security Council staff in carrying out
sensitive diplomatic and intelligence
missions such as the secret arms
Speakes said the deadline was
extended to Feb. 19 at the board's
be alone sometimes, hoping that someone will
say exit plan report doesn't require; actioini
report, to the (UNC) planning office,
and that's where it ends," he said.
"These were only recommendations
, they would have to implement it."
Smith also stressed that only two
of the four proposed 10-foot wide
"walkways" or "driveways" des
cribed in the report were ever
considered. Only one of the three
exits described as exiting from the
F-lot through Odum Village was
recommended, as was a second exit
from FR lot opening directly onto
the bypass, Smith said.
"It was no more than one exit out
of F-lot," he said. "We never even
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growth and the traffic situation now,
although exaggerated, is at the point
where residents cannot ignore it any
David Bonk, town traffic planner,
agreed with Van Ness and said the
hardest-hit roads were those that
serviced new housing developments.
He gave the U.S. 15-501 Bypass
between Chapel Hill and Durham,
N.C. 54 between Chapel Hill and
Raleigh, and Airport Road as
examples of these congested areas.
"The bypass (15-501) has always
been over capacity," Bonk said. "The
additional traffic being attributed to
growth is only making it worse."
But although the increased traffic
has brought an increased number of
accidents with it, Bonk said the
accidents are usually "safe
"What you have now is a situation
where the roads are more crowded
and traffic moves slower," he said.
"That means that you are going to
have more safe accidents like rear
end scrapes and fewer spectacular
high-speed crashes where people are
getting seriously hurt."
However, Bonk said air pollution
from automobile exhausts has
Town planners will take advan
tage of the completion of 1-40, the
widening of the U.S. 15-501 Bypass
and the push in advertising for the
Chapel Hill Transit system to alle
viate traffic jams.
panel reviewing NSC
request "due to the large amount of
. . .documents that the White House
and others have provided them" and
the need to interview more witnesses.
The board so far has interviewed
nearly 40 officials and former offi
cials and plans to interview 15 or
20 more, he said.
Board spokesman Herbert Hetu
said the panel traveled to Plains, Ga.,
to meet with former President
Jimmy Carter, but there was no
immediate indication of how lengthy
the interview would be or the precise
nature of the questions planned for
the former president.
The panel plans meetings later this
week with former Presidents
Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford,
Reagan held his second meeting
considered recommending every
(exit in the report)."
The Educational Foundation Inc.
can't implement the recommenda
tions in the report they can only
present them to the University for
consideration under the standard
procedure, Smith said. "(The report)
was presented as some things we
would like to see done and the
University takes it from there," he
The Smith Center is owned by the
University, although it was built with
funds raised by the Educational
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it began to grow
Bonk cautioned that these tactics
will not decrease traffic flow as much
as they will spread it out more evenly.
"M0 will just make Chapel Hill
more accessible and shift the traffic
to different areas," he said.
Although the transit system car
ries only about 5 percent of travelers
in Chapel Hill, it is aimed at relieving
pressure on the busiest roads, such
as Airport Road and Franklin
Street, he said.
Penalties of Popularity
Michael Luger, visiting associate
professor of city and regional plan
ning at UNC, echoed comments
made by Van Ness and said one has
to examine the past history of the
Chapel Hill housing market to
understand why it is so expensive,
or as Luger said, why it seems so
Luger said Chapel Hill is so
popular, with so much to offer
prospective residents, that a process
called capitalization takes place.
Capitalization in the housing market
occurs when people relocating in
Chapel Hill willingly spend more on
a house than that house may actually
be worth somewhere else.
He cited UNC and Duke Univer
sity as educational advantages,
adding that parents are also
impressed with the Chapel Hill
Carrborfi City Schools.
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Wednesday with David Abshire, the
retiring U.S. ambassador to NATO,
whom he called home to. serve as
his special counselor on the arms sale
issue. Abshire was scheduled later
Wednesday to meet privately with
Sens. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and
Warren Rucfman, R-N.H., the chair
man and vice chairman of the Senate
select committee probing the Iran
In response to questions, Speakes
said White House Chief of Staff
Donald Regan did not attend Rea
gan's separate meetings with Walli
son and Abshire.
Some members of Congress have
questioned whether Regan played a
role in the behind-the-scenes Iran
arms operation and there have been
some calls for his resignation.
Foundation Inc., he said.
Claude E. "Gene" Swecker, asso
ciate vice-chancellor for facilities
management, said Friday that "to
my knowledge there are no approved
plans for the exits."
David Bonk, transportation
planner for the town of Chapel Hill,
said Monday that any plan for exit
routes west of the Smith Center
would require a modification of the
special-use permit issued by the town
of Chapel Hill when the arena was
built. He said any such requests
would not be greeted favorably by
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Although a large number of
students have contracted the
influenza virus currently hitting the
campus, only a few have needed
overnight care, according to Student
Health Services officials. Only "one
or two" students are currently in the
infirmary, said Dr. James McCut
chan, director of the Clinical Med
ical Section of SHS.
Most victims of the virus have had
temperatures between 101-103
degrees, although a few have gone
as high as 104, McCutchan said. The
typical case has lasted from 48 to
60 hours, he said, but coughing has
been lasting much longer in most
However, the number of patients
seen for influenza by SHS has been
large, McCutchan said. The week
before last, 25 cases were seen. Last
week the number grew to 125.
McCutchan estimated that 125 to
200 cases would be seen before this
week is over. "And that only includes
those we've seen," McCutchan said.
"I'd say there are probably two
students who have the virus and
don't come in for every one that does.
"Most of the students have not
been (too) sick ... to take care of
themselves," he said. McCutchan
said that at one time, when most
students were living in dormitories,
By MIKE BERARDINO
Assistant Sports Editor
For baseball purists, seeing the
letters D' and 'H' paired together
evokes feelings of anger and powe
rlessness. After the way Virginia's
blip-quick backcourt of Donna Holt
and Daphne Hawkins performed
Wednesday night, the North Carol
ina women's basketball team could
claim the same. . ;
Holt and Hawkins, a pair of junior
guards who are "Designated Hitters"
in their own right, posted 30 of their
combined 44 points in the decisive
second half as 6th-ranked Virginia
toppled North Carolina, 73-63,
before 480 fans in Carmichael
The win left the Wahoos with a
151 overall mark, 5-0 in the Atlantic
Coast Conference. The Tar Heels,
who lost to Virginia for the second
time this season, dropped to 9-6 and
"3-3 , ,--'.-r
"Their guards are just so quick,"
said UNC coach Sylvia Rhyne
Hatchell. "They not only hurt us
offensively, but so many times passes
we threw to what seemed like open
players ended up in their hands.
Quickness is everything."
Holt, a 5-5 fireball from Chicago,
was the more potent of the pair. She
contributed five assists and six steals
in addition to her game-high 26
Hawkins, a 5-6 lefty from Belts
ville, Md., had 16 of her 18 points
in the second half, when Virginia
outscored the hosts 43-32 after
trailing by one at intermission.
Despite the sizzling showing from
miss me. Bud Court
Smith said the exits may not be
built in the immediate future, but he
would not say specifically which, bf
the recommendations the Harris
Club wanted UNC to implement.;'
"It probably wont happen," he
said. "But who's to say what will
happen in the remote future? The
Educational Foundation has jio
The future of the report's recom
mendations will not be known until
UNC completes its own long-term
land-use plan, Smith said.
this might not have been the case.
But with so many students now living
in apartments where they have easy
access to stoves and refrigerators,
students are better able to take care
of themselves, he said. '
McCutchan said the virus is
affecting students so heavily because
most students have no immunity to
it. "It has not been common in the
United States since 1956, so anyone
under 35 has probably never had it
and hasn't become immune to it,"
McCutchan said although few
infirmary beds have been needed so
far, a contingency plan has been set
up in case things get worse than
officials now fear they will. This plan
would involve setting up 40 to 50
beds in a lounge at Morrison Res
idence Hall to handle any overflow
from the infirmary, he said.
"So far, weVe located floor space
and identified where the beds are,"
he said. McCutchan said that in the"
past, members of the resident staff'
at North Carolina Memorial Hos- ?
pital and students from the nursing
school have helped out when extra
beds have been set up. i
McCutchan said that any student -
exhibiting symptons of influenza
should go to SHS. "The virus is not ;i
that bad, but for someone who's got --!
it, it's bad enough," he said.
her guards Holt and Hawkins hit
18-of-28 shots from the field
Virginia coach Debbie Ryan'
shrugged off any suggestions b(;
brilliance on their part. "
"That was a normal game for
them," Ryan said. "Both of jthern
have the green light to shoot anytime
they want as far as I'm concernedr
They recognize the difference
between a good shot and a bad shot.
It's up to them." ;' '
. The key stretch in the game wasV
a ; five-minute period midwaV.
through the second half in which the
Cavaliers ripped off nine straight
points in the midst of a 15-4. run,
Airtight defense by the Wahoos was;
. the determining factor. ' ';
After Chryss Watts hit a backdoor.
lay up at the 11:15 mark to pull UNC
within 48-45, Virginia got stingy. ;
Kirsten Anderson hit an eight-foot "
jumper to begin the Cavs' run, whicrV'
featured back-to-back breakaway1
steals and layups by Holt. North
Carolina's Dawn Royster and Kathy
Wilson slowed the surge momentar
ily with a pair of baskets tha made
it 57-49, but Hawkins got free tfor
a pair of short-range bank shotsand i
Holt pushed the score to 63-49 with ;
a 1 7-footer at the 4: 1 1 mark. v ;
The Cavaliers then nailed ;8-of-8
attempts from the free-throw tine in
the final minutes to preserve their
"I'm real disappointed ui our
performance," said HatchellAs far
as preparation, we couldn't have
done any more. But our level of
concentration and a lot of mental:
aspects held us back." ; ''' f