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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
VoJume 95, Issue 33
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student Congress passed a reso
lution opposing federal aid cuts by
a voice vote at a regular meeting
The congress also sent a bill back
to the Rules and Judiciary Commit
tee for further consideration. The bill
asked the University to develop an
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By DEBBIE RZASA
When UNC senior Rob And
erson, a pre-medical chemistry
major, decided to join the volun
teer program at North Carolina
Memorial Hospital four years
ago, he said he wanted to gain
work experience for medical
school applications and to decide
if he wanted to pursue a career
But his reasons for volunteer
ing changed in time.
"When I first started, I came
up here (to the hospital) because
I was considering pre-med,"
Anderson said. "I needed expe
rience in the hospital, and 1 was
thinking about my resume. I
knew volunteers could work in
the emergency room or the oper
ating room, and I had thoughts
of grandeur of being able to
perform open-heart surgery or
something." He laughed.
"I wasn't too far from being
The volunteer program at
NCMH attracts a diverse range
of participants, according to
Jenny Fisher, assistant director of
Heels end Imkm streak with
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
How does the cliche go? Some
thing like, "Aesthetics aren't every
thing, they're the only thing?" Well,
not really. At least not with regard
to the UNC baseball team's perfor
mance Wednesday, as the Tar Heels
mauled UNC-Wilmington 16-6 in a
game more notable for its length
than for its beauty.
The win, which came only after
a tortuous three and a half hours,
ended UNC's five-game losing streak
and upped its record to 17-11.
Thanks to the Seahawks' 15th loss
of the year, against 15 wins, the Tar
Heels maintained their unblemished
mark at home.
UNC began its barrage in the first
inning, as catcher Paul Devlin
smashed a double off the wall in left
center to score Darin Campbell from
first base. In the second, Howard
Freiling doubled to left to lead off
and later trotted home on Chris
DeFranco's sacrifice fly.
The Seahawks, though, kept it
close in the early going. UNC starter
Chris Cornacchio cruised through
the first two frames, but ran into
trouble in the third, thanks to a pair
of passed balls and some less than
emergency evacuation plan in the
event of an accident at the Shearon
Harris nuclear plant.
The bill to oppose aid cuts was
written to show concern about
President Ronald Reagan's pro
posed 45 percent cut in federal aid,
said Stuart Hathaway (Dist. 12),
who authored the bill. "Student aid
is pertinent to all of us as students,"
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NCMH's volunteer program. But
the 350 student volunteers at the
hospital have one thing in com
mon their work is an inval
uable asset to the staff and to the
"Volunteers here are just as
important as the staff," Fisher
said. "The hospital depends on
volunteers as much as it does on
Fisher said during February's
snow and ice storms the hospital
relied heavily upon volunteers
who could walk from campus,
because many staff members were
unable to make it to work.
Any student can participate in
the volunteer program, although
many departments in the hospital
With one out in the inning, John
Catalano spanked a double to score
Calvin Garrett, and Mark Mautlsby
followed with . a single. Maiiltsby
then stole second, and UNC's cut
off play failed, as Catalano slid home
just beneath Campbell's throw. A
passed ball moved Maultsby to third,
whence he scored on a gorgeous bunt
single by Tim Langmeyer.
At that point, Cornacchio was in
serious danger of finding the dreaded
hook wrapped about his waist. But
he induced Mike Byers to ground
into a fielder's choice, and from that
effort seemed to derive new strength.
He gave up just two hits in the next
four innings, and departed after
seven, having pitched well enough
to get the win.
"I wasn't throwing too well," said
Cornacchio, whose last mound
appearance came on March 22. "I
didn't have the usual pop, so I just
wanted to mix up my pitches and
get through the fifth inning, because
I knew they'd get me the runs."
That they did. The Tar Heels tied
the score in the fourth and blew the
game open in the fifth, when they
picked up three runs and sent
Seahawk starter Tony Tillman to an
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The evacuation plan resolution,
which was never considered by the
Rules and Judiciary Committee, was
sent back to the committee because
congress members felt more research
was needed on the bill.
Neil Riemann (Dist. 12) said there
was no special urgency in passing the
resolution. The administration is not
prefer that volunteers be nursing,
pre-medical or predental stu
dents. But she said the program
does not discriminate against any
"If someone comes in the office
that's an anthropology major, I'm
not going to turn him away,"
Fisher said. "If someone has the
interest and the ability, they can
Fisher said she interviews
prospective student volunteers
after they fill out applications,'
and checks their backgrounds
and majors. Students can work
as few as two or three hours a
week, or as many as they can
Volunteers designate the
departments where they prefer to
work, and Fisher said she does
her best to accommodate
During Anderson's four years
at the hospital, he has worked for
two semesters each in the emer
gency and operating rooms, as
well as one semester each in the
hemodialysis program and the
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likely to look at an evacuation plan
if the congress hasn't done proper
research on the subject, he said.
Senior Jeff Fleagle, co-author of
the bill and a representative of the
Coalition Against Shearon Harris,
told the congress that the evacuation
plan wasn't fullproof, but that it was
better than not having a plan at all.
"With some sort of plan in place.
Ptonne-M system to
ease drop-mM woes
By KRISTEN GARDNER
A system to allow students to
preregister and drop or add courses
by telephone is closer to reality,
University officials said Wednesday,
but the system will not be ready for
use until spring 1990.
After studying the system for a
year, a registration task force recom
mended in August that the Univer
sity buy an Information Associates
system, University Registrar David
Lanier said Wednesday.
But while officials had predicted
that the drop-add system would be
implemented as early as spring 1988,
it probably will not be available for
use until spring semester 1990,
It will cost $418,000 to purchase
the equipment and computer soft
ware necessary to run the system,
which will give students direct access
to a scheduling computer through
use of a touch-tone phone.
GotoMittee Meets to
By ERIC BRADLEY
The biggest drug problem on
UNC-system campuses is alcohol,
several members of the Board of
Governor's Ad Hoc Committee on
Drugs said at their first meeting
"The single greatest reason stu
dents die is alcohol," Vic Mclntyre,
chairman of the UNC Student
Affairs task force on drug education,
told the committee. "Other drugs are
a problem on our campuses, but
much less so."
Committee members are studying
the problem of drug abuse on the
16 campuses in the UNC System so
they can recommend an overall drug
policy to the board. In turn, the
board will advise each campus what
its drug policy should be.
During the meeting Tuesday, the
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things will go smoother than if there
was none," Fleagle said.
Stephanie Ahlschwede (Dist. 14),
co-author of the bill, argued in favor
of the resolution. "I don't understand
why anybody wouldn't want to at
least research this," she said.
Wooten urged congress members
to find out more about nuclear
power. "Nuclear power's a safe,
The chancellor's office agreed to
fund the purchase of the system, but
the registrar's office must pay the
money back within 10 years, Lanier
Also, the registrar's office will
have to pay about $80,000 a year
to maintain the system, Lanier said.
Lanier said he has asked UNC
system officials to add a user fee of
$5 a semester to UNC's tuition and
student fees to help pay back the
system's purchase price and cover its
"The fee is still pending," Lanier
said. "It may have a bearing on
whether or not we actually get the
The delay in installing the system
has been caused in part by a staff
shortage in the registrar's office,
Lanier said, slowing the develop
ment and implementation of the
The new system was recom
mended because it will alleviate some
policy for UNC System
committee discussed classifying
alcohol as a drug, along with crack,
heroin and LSD.
"The biggest concern we have is
alcohol," Mclntyre said. "That is a
huge problem. Alcohol is a drug. It's
the drug of choice on campus."
In adopting its policy on drugs,
the board should treat violations of
alcohol laws as violations of drug
laws, he said. v
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21 -year-old law will do away with
the problem of alcohol on campus,"
he said. "It's kind of a rite of passage
(at college). So many young people
drink. And they drink beer. It's going
to be a problem as long as there are
students and there's beer around."
Surveys in North Carolina show
that at least 88 percent of UNC
system students drink "somewhat
regularly," he said.
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efficient way of producing electri
city," he said. "There hasn't been one
death in the United States due to
But Brien Lewis (Dist. 16) said
there was more to the resolution than
the safety of nuclear power. "It's not
a question of whether we're in favor
of nuclear power," he said. "It's a
question of our own safety."
problems caused by the system used
now, such as closed courses, lines at
Woollen Gym during drop-add and
the delay between when students
request courses and when their
choices are confirmed, Lanier said.
The greatest advantage of the
system is its speed, Lanier said.
"There's no guesswork," he said.
"When you hang up, you know what
your schedule is."
Donald C. Jicha, associate dean
of the General College, agreed. "The
system gives instant feedback to
students on whether they can pre
register for a section of a class," he
said. "If a section's closed, the
student can preregister for another
one right there. There should be less
And the order in which students
are placed in classes will no longer
be determined by their social security
number, ' Lanier said. Registration
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But Lloyd Hackley, vice president
in the General Administration of ,
UNC, told the committee that
alcohol can't hide itself as well as
other drugs can.
"We know what people look like ;
when they've been using alcohol," he
said. "But most of our people don't ;
have direct contact with people using ;
heavy drugs. IVe been around people
who later I found out were on
cocaine, and I didn't have a clue."
Students who take large amounts
of prescription drugs (such as
amphetamines) so they can study
longer and better are also a big
problem on UNC-system campuses,
according to several members of the
The committee is developing drug
guidelines to comply with federal
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16 - 6 victory over UNC-Wilmington