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magazines at Jeff's Confectionery on Franklin Street. Darnell
Casidf dates to visit
By MATT BIVENS
Two Democratic hopefuls, one
with his hat.inthe .ring, the other
hovering on the campaign brink, will
take their bandwagons to Chapel Hill
to drum up support next week.
Colorado Rep. Pat Schroeder, the
only female exploring the possibility
of entering the race for the Demo
cratic presidential nomination, will
meet with students Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.
in rooms 21 1 and 212 of the Student
"We're just testing the waters now,"
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In Bork nomination
By LAURIE DUNCAN
When the framers of the Consti
tution got together in 1787, there was
a two-out-of-three chance that Con
gress would have the privilege of
appointing U.S. Supreme Court
justices. But the president beat the
Two hundred years later, the
Senate and the executive branch are
deadlocked over the role the Senate
should play in selecting one of the
most controversial Supreme Court
nominees in history.
; Robert Bork, a U.S. Court of
Appeals judge, is in the spotlight of
the debate as President Reagan's
nominee forthe Supreme Court seat
being vacated by Justice Lewis
; Bork's nomination has spurred
disagreement between the Reagan
administration and the Senate over
how to interpret the Constitution's
position on selecting Supreme Court
; When the founding fathers met to
write the Constitution in May 1789,
they examined three plans for select
ing federal judges. Two plans gave
Congress the power to appoint the
judges, and the founding fathers
agreed upon this strategy, said Daniel
Pollitt, a UNC constitutional law
pxpert. A third plan proposed giving
the appointment power to the pres
ident, but that plan was voted down,
; When the Committee of Thirteen
met at the end of August to examine
the work, they decided that Congres
sional appointment of judges would
not work because the large number
of Congressmen would glut the
system with nominations, Pollitt said.
They opted to let the president
appoint federal judges, but only with
the advice and consent of the Senate.
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said Charlie Brown, a Schroeder
supporter and former Colorado
The visit will be made in part to
compensate for Schroeder's inability
to attend the Sept, 1 1 educational
forum in the Smith Center, Brown
said. Only the announced Democratic
and Republican candidates were
invited to the forum.
"She (Schroeder) recognizes the
importance of the Southern primaries
to any candidate," he said.
Illinois Sen. Paul Simon, a con
tender for the Democratic presiden
"The original intent of the founding
fathers was that 'advice and consent'
means a very active role in the
Senate," Pollitt said.
But some draw a defining line
around the wording.
Terry Eastland, head of public
affairs for the U.S. Department of
Justice and former editorial page
editor of The Greensboro Record,
said a difference exists between
consenting in a nomination and
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C, who
opposes the nomination, said in a
speech on the Senate floor July 29
that justices should be appointed only
after thorough consideration by the
president and the Senate.
"It is a joint responsibility of the
most serious proportions," Sanford
The Senate Judiciary Committee
will scrutinize Bork's judicial record,
noted for its conservatism and
acquiescence to presidential power,
when confirmation, hearings begin
Eastland said some senators were
making a lot of negative noise about
Bork before the hearings to reduce
his chances of getting confirmed as
a Supreme Court Justice.
Another Bork supporter, Rep.
Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., a presidential
contender, wrote in a letter to his
supporters: "The liberal establish
ment is pounding out the drumbeat
of all-out war against President
Reagan's Supreme Court nominee."
Bork opposes abortion, affirmative
action and busing for school children,
but supports prayer in schools, Pollitt
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tial nomination, will spend the
evening before the forum at a wine
and cheese party aimed at raising
funds and meeting local supporters.
Guests will spend two hours with
the candidate t 5 p.m. on Sept. 10
in the home of Cecil and Ann Sheps
on 1304 Arboretum Drive, said Steve
Epstein, campus coordinator of
Simon's visit. ?
"This fits in with the whole theme
of the event, because they (the Sheps)
are local Simon supporters," Epstein
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RHA seeks computer lottery
By HELEN JONES
Staff Writer ,. .; . , .
The Residence Hall Association
has submitted, suggestions for
improving the campus lottery
system to officials in the Depart
ment of University Housing.
The proposal includes computer
izing the lottery system, increasing
the charge for late cancellation of
Housing contracts and ensuring
that sophomores are not guaran
An RHA committee made the
characters. Henry David Thoreau
By BARBARA LINN
Beginning as early as November,
the Pit will be closed until August
1988 while the Student Stores
From November to January, while
utility pipes are relocated, the Pit will
be closed off from the front of the
store to the trees in the middle of the
The entire Pit will be closed from
January to August while a vestibule
is added to the entrance of the store
and the interior is renovated. Either
a chain-link fence or plywood barrier
will be used to close the area.
It will be the first time the area
has been closed since the Pit was built.
At a meeting Thursday morning,
Student Government members and
University officials discussed possible
noise, safety and traffic problems that
may be caused by the construction.
Student Government representa
tives expressed concern that students
recommendations last spring after
forming in response to concerns
about sophomore housing and the
lottery system. - : -
University Housing officials will
consider the committee's sugges
tions this fall.
The plan to computerize the
lottery would use the computers
that are already in place in the nine
housing areas, hooking them up to
a main-frame computer in Carr
Housing officials hope a compu
were not consulted when plans to
renovate the Student Stores were
"My big problem with it is that I
don't think all the options have been
considered (about where to put
equipment)," said Student Body
President Brian Bailey. "They've just
laid it out on the table, and I don't
think that's the way to handle a
Rut Tufts, Student Stores general
manager, said Thursday that the first
phase of renovations, which relocated
the Student Stores offices to the
basement of the Daniels Building and
rebuilt the loading dock, has already
The most extensive construction
will occur after the book rush in mid
January and must be finished by the
book rush in August, Tufts said.
The Pit will have to be closed
during that period to provide room
See PIT page 9
terized lottery system will be
completed within five years, Collin
Rustin, University Housing asso
ciate director for administration,
' The computer hook-up process
and a program for random room
selection are in the planning stage,
RHA President Kelly Clark said
the room assignment process
would still be done separately in
See HOUSING page 3
By KIMBERLY EDENS
Several members of Student
Government performed a skit in front
of Davis Library Thursday to sym
bolize their opposition to the Chapel
Hill Town Council's noise ordinance.
The students beat boxes with
sticks, made loud noises, and pre
tended to be Chapel Hill Mayor Jim
Wallace and other town council
members, saying "What do you think
this is, a college town?"
"This skit is supposed to show how
ridiculous we think the noise ordi
nance is," said Student Body Pres
ident Brian Bailey.
The council passed a new noise
ordinance in February, reducing the
" maximum noise level from 85 decibels
to 75 decibels and moving the cutoff
time from 1 a.m. to midnight on
Friday and Saturday nights.
Bailey introduced an amendment
to the ordinance in April, but it was
rejected by the council. This summer,
Mayor Wallace appointed monitor
ing and revision committees that
consist of students and council
"These (town council members) are
our representatives," Bailey said.
"Without students, there would be no
Chapel Hill. Students should be an
integral part of the town. We do think
(the noise ordinance) sucks and we're
very, very mad about it."
Kevin Martin, Bailey's executive
assistant, told students to register to
vote in Orange County so that their
interests will be represented on
Chapel Hill's council.
"The town council says that stu
dents don't put them in office,"
Martin said. "Students need to be
registered to vote in Orange County,
so we do have a say about who is
Martin also suggested that students
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