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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 64
Tuesday, September 29, 1987
Chapel HiH, North Carolina
News Sports Arts 962-0245
Cut the temperature
Cloudy. High 80.
Members of Monday's bowling class concentrate on spares and
strikes in the bowling alley in the basement of the Student Union.
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
- Plans for the renovation of the
"Student Stores will be submitted
this week to the Office of State
Construction, a consulting archi
tect with UNC's facilities planning
and design department said
The architect, S. Thomas
Shumate, said the department will
advertise for bids from contractors
on Oct. 15. The contractors will
have 30 days to bid, and then the
New mikeman amplifies school spirit
By LYNN PHILLIPS
Who can get 52 thousand people
on their feet and cheering at a UNC
football game? Well, if he knows his
stuff, the mikeman can.
This year, football fans will be
asked to show their spirit by the new
mikeman, junior Mike Littlejohn.
Carrying on the mikeman tradition
is more fun than work for Littlejohn.
Even though the first home game in
September was filled with rain, he
made sure it also was filled with spirit.
"After the Illinois game, seeing how
much spirit there is, I realized I'm
in for a lot more fun than I realized,"
he said of his new position.
The mikeman adventure started for
Littlejohn with the announcement of
mikeman tryouts at the beginning of
this semester. Tryouts are usually
held in the spring, but this year the
selection process was approached
differently. The judges were members
of the faculty and the Carolina Fever
"There were six people going out
and it was really tough," he said. "It
was a competition to see who could
get the crowd fired up."
The crowd consisted largely of
friends of those who were competing.
First, the aspiring mikemen had three
minutes to cheer to the crowd and
try to create the most team spirit in
the audience. Then, each student
performed a prepared skit. .
In his winning skit, Littlejohn first
came out dressed as a Carolina frat
boy, in a coat and tie, carrying a flask.
"I made a point f acting really
lackadaisical to crowd," he
explained. "Then I 'led down my
pants, because I was wearing Carol
ina boxers. Unfortunately, the boxers
came down too. But the crowd
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University will review the bids and
decide which contractor to hire.
"The earliest that work would
start is early- to mid-December,"
Shumate said. Work should be
completed in August 1988, he said.
Original plans for the renova
tions would have closed the Pit,
but administrators changed the
plans in response to student
concern. Only about half of the
Pit will be closed under the new
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thought it was hilarious, and from
then on they did the cheers like
Littlejohn entertained the idea of
trying out for the position of mike
man at the insistence of his friends
and Delta Upsilon fraternity broth
ers. His friends felt that he was loud
enough and that he didn't care what
other people thought.
"Since IVe been at school IVe been
a ham," he said. "It's easy to be one
here (at UNQ."
This year, because of the Carolina
Fever committee, the Carolina
Athletic Association is looking dif
ferently at the fans and trying to get
them more involved in the game. The
spirit-oriented group is making the
jobs of the mikeman and cheerleaders
easier by sitting in a special block in
front of them. Increased cooperation
between the mikeman, cheerleaders
and band is'also a plus this year. .
"I'm practicing a few times with the
cheerleaders, to learn their cheers, so
we can cheer together this year,"
Along with increased cooperation,
he also hopes to be successful in
working along with the game to get
the fans involved.
"I don't want any fan to care what
the person beside him is thinking,"
In the upcoming games, Littlejohn
hints that there may be some surprises
from the mikeman stand. He's look
ing for ways to help Carolina fans
vent their aggressions towards the
other teams, focusing on the Auburn,
Duke and Clemson games.
"During the Illinois game I was
dealing with the rain and an unfa
miliar opponent," he said. "In these
upcoming games I may have to talk
junk on the other teams."
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Bowling is one of the few physical education classes at UNC
where students don't have to dress out.
OWAS A must approve
By SUSAN KAUFFMAN
The proposed Rosemary Square
project must clear another hurdle
with the Orange Water and Sewer
Authority (OWASA) before con
struction can begin at the intersection
of Rosemary and Henderson streets.
OWASA must approve plans for
installing water and sewer lines to the
$33 million retail, office and parking
The company developing the pro
ject, Fraser-Morrow-Daniels Co., has
not met with OWASA since 1986,
when it negotiated unsuccessfully for
water and sewer lines to be placed
in the alley behind NCNB Plaza.
Because the developers were wait
ing for the verdict of a lawsuit
Littlejohn is also facing his first
taste of fame on campus, with many
fans congratulating him on his first
performance at the Illinois game.
"IVe been trying not to get a big
head," Littlejohn said. "It's become
a big joke among my friends, to say
'hey, I can do anything, I'm the
As for the future , Littlejohn plans
Mike Littlejohn, the new mikeman,
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brought by residents opposed to the
project, they have not met with
OWASA again to discuss other
The 16 resident plaintiffs lost their
case against the developer and the
town Sept. 3 in the N.C. Supreme
Court. They had argued that the town
would violate the state constitution
by subsidizing the project with $3.3
million in return for parking spaces.
The developers have not submitted
another official request to OWASA
for approval, and no engineering has
been completed, said Whit Morrow,
president of Fraser-Morrow-Daniels
Cramped spaces in the alley are
complicating the proposal to lay the
to continue participating in the
Carolina Fever committee after the
football season has ended. Little
john's career plans are to enter the
business world with an economics
He said, "If somebody wants a
loudmouth guy that can get up in the
middle of a business meeting and yell
'Go Heels!', that will be me."
DTH David Minton
impersonates a nearsighted referee
By SHEILA SIMMONS
Calling Supreme Court nominee
Robert Bork's views scary, outrage
ous, unstable and bigoted, a panel of
speakers and sign-holders caught the
attention of about 180 students
outside the Pit yesterday.
Throughout the enthusiastic, 50
minute rally, the speakers informed
students on Bork's stands, which they
said posed a threat not only to the
rights of blacks, women and homo
sexuals, but to the freedom and
liberty of all citizens.
"Bork is lost in a world of political
theories and ideological confusion,"
said Kenneth Perry, president of the
Black Student Movement.
"He has gone from a socialist to
a libertarian to a conservative," Perry
The speakers held the viewers
attention throughout the rally, and
sewer and water system
OWASA lines, said OWASA engi
neer John Greene, who has worked
on the project for more than two
The alley behind NCNB Plaza will
be 15 to 17 feet wide, Greene said,
but OWASA engineers would have
preferred at least 30 feet.
"In past proposals, the developers
have not provided adequate clearance
for us to get equipment a backhoe
and dump truck in for repairs,"
Greene said. "Usually we separate
water and sewer lines by 10 feet or
more. In the alley they'd only have
two feet of clearance."
Seven utility companies must
install lines in the alley for electricity,
water, gas, telephone, cable TV, sewer
in paper byproducts
An Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) investigation
prompted by discoveries of dioxin
downstream from paper plants in
the Great Lakes has revealed
quantities of the cancer-causing
chemical in paper pulp.
The EPA found that dioxin is
created in the production of paper
To make white paper, pulp and
bleach are combined at a high
heat, said Tom Ofarrell, a spokes
man for the EPA's Washington
office. Combination of any
organic materials, bleach and heat
often produce dioxin, he said.
The EPA conducted a year
long, nationwide study of five pulp
and paper mills after they disco
vered dioxin in the lakes, Ofarrell
said. The study found a small
quantity of dioxin, one part per
trillion, in waste water discharged
from the plant and a similar
amount in pulp, he said. No paper
products were tested.
The American Paper Institute
(API) conducted parallel studies
of its own on paper products,
turning over its initial results to
the EPA, Ofarrell said.
"We were extremely surprised
that any dioxins were found,
considering we don't use any in
processing," said Red Caveney,
organized them into several "Stop
Bork" chants. The afternoon, rally
sent a slew of students to tables in
the Pit to sign letters to be sent to
Sen. Terry Sanford, D-N.C, a
member of the Senate Judicial Com
mittee who has not decided whether
he will recommend Bork.
Sharon Collins, of the National
Abortion Rights Action League of
North Carolina, told the crowd that
unlike Bork, she was not confused.
"I'm scared," she said.
"I'm also convinced that Bork is
the greatest threat to individual rights
and liberties in years."
Collins said Bork, who voiced
opposition to the ruling legalizing
abortion, should realize that the right
of a woman to control her body is
essential to her self-determination.
She also commented on the media's
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and storm sewer.
Greene is concerned that if the
sewer lines stop up, backhoe repair
would damage other lines because of
the narrow clearance.
"We have to correct some bad
conditions that already exist," he said.
"But though it is complex, lines have
been laid successfully in equally tight
spaces thousands of times all over the
The John R. McAdams Co. has
done the engineering work for Fraser-Morrow-Daniels
Co. in the past, and
will probably prepare the new utilities
proposals unless the developers need
additional help, Morrow said.
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president of API.
The Greenpeace Foundation,
an environmental watch group,
suspects a cover-up attempt on the
part of the EPA and API, said
Dianne Hebert of the Michigan
"We have internal memos of the
American Paper Institute that
indicate that the EPA and API
knew about the dioxin and did
nothing about it," she said.
A Greenpeace investigation
indicates the need for emergency
action in the Great Lakes area, she
Hebert also said the EPA used
politics in its risk management
process and obscured facts to
prevent damage to big businesses.
"The Greenpeace allegations are
very misleading," Ofarrell said.
The EPA held press conferences
in each of the cities it was inves
tigating and sent copies of its test
results to Greenpeace, Ofarrell
said. The EPA is planning a
national dioxin conference next
week in Las Vegas when it will
release all its findings, and a report
will be released in late October,
"We will continue to take an
aggressive role in examining the
risks of dioxins in paper products
and in finding ways to eliminate
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