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By LARRY STONE
The Downtown Chapel Hill Asso
ciation and the Carolina Athletic
Association have joined forces to plan
a new and exciting celebration for
The . groups sent a petition to
Mayor Jonathan Howes and the
town council on Sept. 13 asking for
their assistance in making the event
But it is not clear whether the
event's theme, "Thank You Students
Proposed bill would deny aid
to student drug users, sellers
By PATRICIA BROWN
Students who have been convicted
of using or selling illegal drugs will
have their federal aid stripped if a
U.S. House of Representatives bill
passes the Senate.
The provision, one of 36 amend
ments to a comprehensive drug bill
that would crack down on drug
abuse, was passed last week 335-67.
About $2 million has been approp
riated for the bill, said Richard Brake,
staff assistant to Rep. E. Thomas
According to the House bill,
introduced by Bill McCollum, R
Fla., high school and college students
convicted twice in 10 years of using
illegal drugs would lose their federal
grants and loans for five years.
Students who were convicted of
selling drugs once and who have
served at least one year of their
Better sleep with a sober
front of the post office on Franklin Street. The
table was sponsored by two local groups.
and Alumni," will be shared by
Chapel Hill officials. Downtown
Chapel Hill Association member
Robert Humphreys said he expects
a vote on the petition at tonight's
Chapel Hill Town Council meeting.
Humphreys, manager of Chapel
Hill Cleaners, said the plan calls for
the celebration to be held the evening
of Oct. 18. The 100 block of East
Franklin Street would be closed to
traffic between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
to allow the celebration to stretch into
sentence would lose aid for 10 years.
However, the bill is not absolute.
If a student successfully completes a
drug rehabilitation program, the
Education Department could rein
state the aid at its discretion.
"With this bill, we're trying to get
to the heart of the supply and demand
of drugs," Brake said. "The demand
for drugs causes a huge cycle."
Bills in the past have concentrated
specifically on the dealer, but this bill
is being aimed at the casual user, he
Bill Smith, research director with
the Republican leadership staff
committee, said that although edu
cational institutions have their own
drug policies, the government should
also have a voice in the allocation
of taxpayers money.
"Students must meet certain
requirements to get the federal
money. This will just add that they
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"It's going to be a homecoming
celebration where the students and
the townspeople can enjoy downtown
and enjoy themselves," Humphreys
said. The events will appeal to many
C A A President Carol Geer said she
sees the event as being more than just
a night for fun.
"I'm hoping the town council sees
this as an honest effort between the
town and University to do an event
together," Geer said.
Although Geer said she does not r
must remain drug free," Smith said.
While proponents of the proposal
say it would deter students' involve
ment with drugs, others see it as
unnecessary and unfair.
"The bill hurts people that are
trying to straighten up their lives,"
Bill Kamela, legislative director to
Rep. Augustus Hawkins, D-Calif.,
said. "If they are convicted twice and
try to better themselves by going to
school, they don't have a chance."
Ten of the 1 1 N.C. representatives
voted in favor of the bill. Rep. Walter
Jones did not vote.
"This bill will make people think
twice about getting involved with
drugs," said Frank Hill, chief of staff
for Rep. Alex McMillan, a Repub
lican from Charlotte. "It gives ev
eryone the ability to make a mistake
once and only hurts the people who
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By KRISTEN GARDNER
Black Student Movement leaders,
concerned that the University has not
made the Black Cultural Center
(BCC) a priority, said Wednesday
that they will try to force UNC
administrators to. set a date for
establishing a permanent site for the
"It seems like the University is not
committed to the project," said
Warren Robinson, BSM special
projects chairman. "It's, been placed
on a back burner."
BSM leaders have said they are
dissatisfied with the center's offices
on the first floor of the Student
Union, and they want to relocate the
center to a more spacious permanent
"There's no disappointment in the
work and programming that goes in
at the BCC," said BSM Vice Pres
ident Tonya Blanks. "The only
disappointment is the lack of space."
BSM President Kenneth Perry said
the group will try at its Oct. 5 meeting
to set a specific deadline for relocating
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By JAMES BENTON
With one day left before the
Chancellor's" Parking and Traffic
Services Committee meets, faculty
members of the committtee have not
yet received copies of the counter
proposal drafted by student leaders,
committtee members said
The student proposal was written
after student leaders asked that action
. be delayed on the committee's seven
point proposal at the Sept. 8 meeting.
The counterproposal, submitted
last Friday, makes 13 suggestions
concerning campus parking and
'traffic conditions, which include test
parking lots for faculty and staff, a
two-mile radius parking restriction
understand all the reasons for the
strained ties between the town and
the University, she said this event is
definitely a start in helping a coop
erative relationship grow.
"Working with the downtown
association has , been nothing but
pleasant," Geer said. "They have been
more than cooperative with us and
I feel we have been the same for
If the town council approves,
organizers want to set up a bandstand
in the middle of the block to hold
By JEANNA BAXTER
Franklin Street's "golden block"
is losing its glitter.
The preconceived notion that
Franklin Street makes millionaires
is disappearing, along with the
Franklin Street merchants
blame spiraling rent for the demise
of traditional businesses and the
birth of national chains.
Mark Fisher, owner of Small
World Travel, said his rent had
increased 300 percent in the past
1 5 years.
According to Wallace Kuralt,
owner of Intimate Bookshop, rent
now ranges from $10 to $20 a
square foot, with the smaller stores
costing the most per square foot.
"You can't run a business on
nostalgia very long; it takes cus-
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Perry outlined the group's concerns
in a letter sent Wednesday to Donald
Boulton, vice chancellor and dean of
student affairs, and Chancellor Paul
But a committee to explore pos
sible sites and facilities for the center
has not yet been formed, Perry said,
. and he blames Boulton for the delay.
"We can't keep letting Dean Boul
ton push this project aside," he said.
Blanks agreed. "The project's just
not a priority for him (Boulton)," she
said. "We're looking forward to the
time when the administration can give
us a set date when the building can
But Boulton said the administra
tion is still committed to finding a
permanent home for the center.
"I'm trying to do a job, get things
done, make things happen," Boulton
said. "I'm for what Kenny wants. We
want the same things to happen."
In March, UNC Board of Trustees
Chairman Robert Eubanks and
Boulton discussed finding a perma
nent site for the center, after Eubanks
for faculty, student controrver the
distribution of parking spaces allo
cated for students and reallocation of
any transportation fees among stu
dents, faculty and staff.
The committee will meet Friday,
and action is expected to be taken
on campus parking policies. Any
action made Friday will be reported
to Wayne Jones, acting vice chancel
lor of business and finance. '
Student Body President Kevin
Martin said the student proposals
were delivered Friday to Mary.
Clayton, director of Transportation
and Parking Services. Martin said he
was not sure how Clayton would
distribute the student proposal
among the committee members.
Committee member Tim Coggins
a pep rally. The pep rally would
include coach Mack Brown introduc
ing the UNC football team, and head
football coach Bill Hodgin of Chapel
Hill High School introducing his
A big-screen television set up near
Spanky's would show movies of old
Carolina football games and other
short subjects. A carnival would, take
place near the post office and would
be similar to those , held previously
in the Pit, Humphreys said.
v Music groups would stroll up and
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tomers and sales," Kuralt said.
"You have to do about $150 to
$200 (in sales) per square foot a
year to break even. That isn't easy
to do in Chapel Hill anymore."
Kuralt said he had been lucky
to have a long lease that kept his
rent down to $6 a square foot. But
when his lease ran out, he pur
chased the building for $667,000
because he could not afford a rent
"Owning the building gives you
the security of knowing you can
be there and how much it will cost
you, plus you have an investment
that you hope will keep appreciat
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had met with the BSM.
"We talked about moving forward
with finding a permanent site for the
center," Eubanks said Wednesday. ;
Perry said Boulton has not moved
forward fast enough since March.
But the delay in progess does not
mean the University does not support
the project, Eubanks said.
"The timetable for the project may
have been slowed a little, but the
commitment is still there," he said.
A facilities planning committee to
investigate possible sites and make
recommendations about the
expanded facility will be formed by
next week, BCC Director Margo
Crawford said Wednesday.
Crawford said she would invite
four people to form the core of the
facilities planning committee: Boul
ton, Perry, Eubanks and Student
Body President Kevin Martin. .
"The facilities issue has been
discussed for the last few months,"
Crawford said. "But we're not going
anywhere until we crystallize this
committee, give it a charge and come
up with a site."
said he had not . seen -the proposal,
but he wanted the committee to come
up with an equitable parking prop
osal Thursday. He said he also hoped
to see faculty, staff and students come
up with a better plan concerning
cammpus parking. V
"We dont want them (everyone)
fighting among the few spaces. That
takes away from the issue, which is
we don have enough parking spa
ces," Coggins said.
. A better proposal may force some
faculty members to use public trans
portation, and although some faculty
now use it, a proposal that calls for
greater faculty use of public transpor
tation could stir emotion among
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down Franklin Street, and the area
would be decorated to celebrate the
100th year of Carolina football, he
said. : ;
"The CAA is going to be asking
merchants if they (the CAA) can
decorate their stores," Humphreys
said. "If they agree, the group will
paint their windows with some kind
of homecoming theme. -
"We're also trying to get some blue
Christmas lights to give a festive
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ing," he said.
He attributes much of the recent
rent increase to Benetton, which
had agreed to pay almost $20 a
square foot in rent.
"Since Benetton agreed to pay
so much, people up and down the
street thought they should be able
to get that much, or at least more
than they were getting," Kuralt
said. "Rent prices went up, but the
person who started the ball rolling
is now out of business.
"You can't fault building
owners for wanting to' get what
they can for their buildings, but
it does cause the tenant mix to
suffer, and business on the street
as a whole suffers."
Charles House, who owns Uni
versity Florist and has leased out
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