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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 19
Monday, April 4, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By LAURA GRIMMER
Although plans for a $1 per ticket
tax on athletic and entertainment
events are being worked out, the tax
will probably never be imposed.
Chapel Hill Town Council member
James Wallace said.
In order for any tax law to be
passed by a local governmental body,
the legislation must be sent to the
N.C. General Assembly tor permis
sion to continue with the legislative
Looking for daylight
UNC junior Neill Redfern (with ball) tries to maneuver past a
Maryland defender in Sunday lacrosse action on Fetzer Field.
By JENNY CLONINGER
The Student Congress Finance
Committee heard the first three
petitions of this year's budget hear
ings Wednesday night as Student
Legal Services, the Carolina Athletic
Association and the executive branch
of Student Government presented
their proposed budgets for the
upcoming fiscal year.
AIESEC representatives, sche
Speaker says improving education
should be top domestic priority
By LYNN AINSWORTH
Strengthening education should be
America's number one domestic
priority, said Terrel Bell, former U.S.
Secretary of Education.
"We need to become an education
conscious society, and that can only
be done if we have the leadership of
the president of the United States,"
. About 40 people gathered in
Memorial Hall to hear Bell's lecture,
"The Presidential Role in Education
Reform." Thursday's lecture was part
of the 1988 Carolina Symposium.
Americans must transform their
culture to solve education problems,
"Our culture does not offer the
motivation and the incentives for
intellectual endeavor it's for
physical prowess," he said.
Pouring money into education is
not the solution to America's scho
lastic problems, Bell said. Govern
ment must make reforms to stop the
decline in U.S. education, he said.
"Nationwide, 30 percent of the
ninth-graders in the United States
If the legislature approves the
resolution, the local body would hold
a public hearing and vote to adopt
or reject the proposal. If the resolu
tion is adopted, it goes back to the
General Assembly for final approval.
"I don't even think the bill will get
introduced (to the legislature),"
Wallace said. "If it does, theyH just
send it to a committee for review."
This kind of visitor-user tax has
been proposed every year for the past
duled to present their budget prop
osals for the Wednesday night hear
ings, withdrew their funding request.
The congress has $180,000 to
allocate, but the 37 groups petitioning
for funding have requested a total of
$350,000. Most groups are expected
to fund the majority of their programs
with fund-raising projects.
The dollar amounts of the finance
committee's recommendations will be
finalized and announced on April 17.
drop out of school without finishing
high school," Bell said. "We're losing
30 percent of the rising generation."
In 60 million American homes, no
family member has a college degree,
Bell said, and 23 million adults are
These figures represent a societal
problem, Bell said. "For children to
learn, they must come to school
teachable. We need to look at those
hours when a child is not in school."
High school drop-outs are the most
likely Americans to be both unem
ployed and underemployed, Bell said.
"They are the tax eaters rather than
the tax producers. If we don't take
firm measures to strengthen the
capacity of America to educate its
people, I fear for our future."
Successful government programs,
such as the Head Start program for
preschool children from low-income
families, should be expanded, Bell
said. Less than 10 percent of the
children who qualify for the program
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know one millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas Edison
five years and has always been
dropped. Last year, it was included
in a temporary occupancy tax pack
age but was deleted before state
legislators approved the deal.
The temporary occupancy tax
charges a $1 fee to anyone staying
overnight at a hotel, motel or other
place of lodging.
"When the hotel tax was passed
last year, the University put up such
a fight that the town just dropped
the entertainment tax," Wallace said.
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decision over the second-ranked Terps. See story, page 6.
opens budget hearings, suggests cuts
Student Legal Services (SLS) was
the first group chosen in random
drawings held to determine the order
of the hearings. Dorothy Bernholz,
director of Student Legal Services,
presented a shon overview of the
functions of the organization.
SLS provides preventive legal
advice, answers individual student's
questions, represents students and
student groups, and takes care of
students' traffic problems, she said.
actually participate in it, he said.
The U.S. Department of Education
will not be dismantled, despite
President Reagan's attempt to do so
during his first term in office, Bell
said. Thirty percent of the American
population is involved in education,
either as students or employees, and
abolishing the department would be
a fatal mistake, Bell said.
Bell also discussed the need for
reform in North Carolina. Out of 22
states in which high school seniors
take the Scholastic Aptitude Test
(SAT), North Carolina is ranked 21st,
he said. Only students from South
Carolina have lower scores, he said.
The average high school senior
from North Carolina scores 838
points out of a possible 1 ,600 on the
SAT, Bell said. The average national
score is 906, he said.
The contrast between North Caro
lina's elementary and secondary
schools and its universities is amaz
ing, Bell said. "Academically, intel
lectually, if there's ever a state that
has a split between the haves and the
have nots, it's this great state of North
Carolina," he said.
"It was too much."
The entertainment tax could bring
in as much as $660,000 in revenue
for Chapel Hill, relieving the personal
property tax burden on town prop
Council member Julie Andresen
said, "Over 80 percent of Orange
County revenues come from the
personal property tax. Any way
Chapel Hill can raise money besides
the property tax is good."
But Wallace said that Chapel Hill
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SLS serves an average of 10
students per day and is controlled by
a student-run board that determines
students' best interests, she said.
"We are not an abstract organiza
tion," Bernholz said. "We really help
students. In a different sense, we're
just as important as Student Health
The group listed expenditures of
$106,782 for lawyers' salaries, tele
phone costs, office supplies, travel
Jackson stirs party controversy
By KYLE HUDSON
The Rev. Jesse Jackson's
impressive run for the White
House has surprised political
onlookers, but to many Demo
crats, the idea of a Jackson
nomination adds up to defeat in
According to the latest delegate
counts, Massachusetts Gov.
Michael Dukakis holds 652.5
delegates. Jackson is close on his
heels with 642.5, with Albert Gore
and Paul Simon far behind. A
candidate needs 2,082 delegates to
clinch the nomination.
Jackson's strong delegate count
and top finishes in the primaries,
especially his first-place win over
Dukakis in the Michigan cau
cuses, have given him the status
of a viable, even formidable,
candidate for his party's
In a statement given to ABC
News last week, Democratic
National Chairman Paul Kirk said
if Jackson receives more delegates
than his rivals "the party has to
acknowledge that the people have
spoken and rally behind his ulti-
is not in dire need of money right
now, and that "the entire issue is moot
at this time."
The matter was brought before the
public in a preliminary hearing
March 28, and the council referred
the proposal to Town Manager
David Taylor for review and presen
tation at a later date.
Concern about University-town
relations has been expressed in regard
to this controversial issue.
"I think this is a wonderful oppor
By JAMES BENTON
UNC Provost Samuel Williamson
has been nominated for the presiden
tial post at the University of the South
by the school's search committee and
said he will accept if he is offered the
Williamson will become president
and vice chancellor of the university,
a private Episcopal college located in
Sewanee, Tenn., if his nomination is
approved by the school's Board of
Williamson, one of 203 candidates
considered for the job, would replace
Robert Ay res Jr., who will retire as
president on Sept. 1.
"This position was something I had
wanted for a long time," Williamson
Williamson was a candidate for
chancellor of UNC but was not
selected as a finalist for the post.
Christopher Fordham, the present
chancellor, will retire June 30.
Williamson said his decision about
the post at the University of the South
has not been affected by the Board
of Trustees' refusal to consider him
and continuing education. Student
Congress recommended $44,782 be
allocated to the organization.
The Carolina Athletic Association
(CAA) was represented by Carol
Geer, president, and Tara Norman,
In her summary of the organiza
tion's purpose, Geer said the group's
main function was to represent
students on athletic issues. "Anything
that involves athletics comes through
In spite of such brave talk, some
Democratic leaders are worried
about what will happen if no clear
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tunity for the new chancellor to show
a willingness to help relations,"
Wallace said with a new admin
istration coming to the University, he
would rather wait on this issue.
"It's not going to be good for
University-town relations for a
brand-new chancellor to not even get
the seat warm and be faced with such
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further for UNC's chancellor
But the BOT's decision has elim
inated any need to choose between
the two positions, Williamson said.
"If I had been offered the position
here, then I would have had a hard
choice to make," he said.
Manning Pattillo, chairman of the
search committee and president of
Oglethorpe University in Atlanta,
said there were no further develop
ments in Williamson's status.
The next step in the process is the
actual selection, which will take place
when the university's Board of
Trustees meet May 4 and 5.
"The application has been submit
ted, and it is up to the Board of
Trustees to decide," Pattillo said.
But Williamson is a leading can
didate for the position, he said.
"The search committee thinks he
is the right man for the job because
he is an excellent administrator and
teacher," he said.
Pattillo said he believes Williamson
will accept the position if it is offered
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us if it involves students at all," she
Some of the group's projects
include homecoming, pep rallies,
intramurals and publicity for individ
ual teams. Their budget for 1988-89
totalled $30,185. Student Congress
recommended $13,035 be allocated to
Student Body President Kevin
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front-runner emerges as an alter
native and Jackson winds up with
They also fear that even if
Jackson does not claim the nom
ination, he may enter the Demo
cratic convention with enough
delegates to make him a serious
candidate for the vice presidency.
But Margaret Lawton, press
secretary for the North Carolina
Democratic Party, said she does
not think party leaders on the
national level or in North Carolina
will mount a "Stop Jackson"
"I think that a lot of people have
questions about Jackson," she
said. "I don't think an effort to
dissuade Jackson from being the
nominee will happen."
Lawton said Jackson would be
a fair representative of the Demo
"Party leaders want to have a
strong ticket, but Jesse Jackson is
talking mainstream ideas and
issues," she said. "He's not out on
John Marino, executive direc-
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