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By AMY WAJDA
. Now that students, faculty and staff
have been given the opportunity to
voice their concerns about the chan
cellor's ad hoc parking committee
proposal, the committee will submit
a revised set of recommendations to
Chancellor Paul Hardin early this
week, said Dennis O'Connor, provost
and committee member.
"We should have another draft out
early this week," O'Connor said. He
said he did not want to comment on
By BILL YARDLEY
Students will vote on six referen
dums involving constitutional
changes and increases in student fees
in Tuesday's campus election.
The most publicized referendum
has been the proposal of a new
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
that would be connected to the
Woollen-Fetzer gym complex. The
facility would raise student fees $13
per semester and $4.35 per summer
(Tarol Geer, president of the Caro
lina Athletic Association and a
leading advocate of the'SRC prop-"
osat, said fees would not be raised
until the center was completed and
in lise. "The goal is we won't start
collecting until the building opens.
"The worst-case scenario is that
Fiirinm proposes development in
By CHARLES BRITTAIN
A Raleigh firm is trying to gain
the support of Chapel Hill, Carrboro
and Orange County governments for
a development at the new interchange
at Interstate 40 and New Hope Road.
Envirotek, a Raleigh architectural
and development firm, has submitted
a plan to Orange County requesting
a change in the land use plan to allow
development in the rural area.
The area surrounding the intersec
tion of 1-40 and New Hope Road is
part of a rural buffer, an area jointly
controlled by Orange County, Chapel
Hill and Carrboro.
Chapel Hill town planner Roger
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specific changes yet because the
committee has not met as a group
since the forums.
The committee submitted its first
draft of the proposal on Jan. 31, and
members refused to comment on the
recommendations before the forums.
Garland Hershey, committee
chairman and vice . chancellor for
health affairs, said the committee
would meet sometime this week, but
he was not sure when.
Some work has already been done
on the proposal,. Hershey said. "A
to DoucDode ref eireimdltuiinrDS
people would have to pay the semes
ter before the facility opens, but they
(the Office of Student Affairs) will
try really hard not to collect payment
until the center has opened."
Geer said the center will be a
popular and necessary addition to the
Woollen-Fetzer complex. "I think a
lot of people will use it, more than
The center will be "incredibly
multipurpose," she said. "It's going
to free up basketball courts in
Woollen and Fetzer that have been
used for aerobics and other
Students will have the use of new
Nautilus, Universal and free weight
Waldon said, "The rural buffer is
designed to maintain a low-density
development area within the
Waldon said he had not seen the
proposal submitted by Envirotek, but
if the project is approved, some
changes may have to be made to the
present land use plan for the buffer.
"Any alterations in the land use
plan will require the cooperation of
the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and
Orange County planning depart
ments," he said.
Benjamin Taylor, president of
Envirotek, said, "It (the project) is
aimed at developing a service facility
for the community, 1-40 and other
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group has met," he said. "Following
the forums we have worked to modify
some elements of a proposal for the
chancellor. Work on that proposal is .
O'Connor said the group has taken
opinions heard at the forums into
consideration. "We have been very
attentive to concerns voiced at the
public forums," he said. "We will
make what we think are appropriate
changes and present them to the
O'Connor did say comments about
equipment; a special aerobics area
and other equipment and activities,
Geer said. There will also be a
Wellness Center where students can
get professional advice concerning
health habits and workout programs
free of charge. An indoor track may
be included as well, Geer said.
The other referendum that would
raise student fees would create an
undergraduate teaching award to be
given by the students to any teacher
or teaching assistant. Passing the
referendum would raise student fees
75 cents a semester and 25 cents each
Sandy Rierson, chairwoman of the
student government Academic
Affairs Committee and author of the
proposal, said the award would give
four grants of $5,000 each to four
roads in the area."
The present lack of facilities to
serve and support the Triangle area
makes the 1-40 and New Hope Road
location ideal for development,
The project will be a helpful
addition to the area. "No matter how
undeveloped an area is, it could still
benefit from a country store," he said.
The proposed development will
agree with the idea that the buffer
maintain its rural character, Taylor
"We don't exactly have any busi
nesses committed to the plan at this
stage, but we will be pursuing busi
nesses that will serve the needs of the
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By DANA CLINTON LUMSDEN
Students staged snowball fights,
built snowmen and sledded with
cardboard boxes and trays from
UNC's cafeterias yesterday as a
surprising blast of winter rolled
through central North Carolina.
Meteorologist Van Coleman, from
WPTF-TV in Raleigh, said snowfall
in Orange County ranged from 2 to
12 inches. In nearby North Durham
County, a steady snowfall led to an
accumulation of 15 inches, he said.
Coleman said he didn't expect any
more snowfall in the immediate
forecast, and that any precipitation
in the next few days would probably
"We were hit by two snowstorms,"
Coleman said. "The first one, which
arrived on Friday, was basically made
up of ice crystals and sleet. The
second, which brought most of the
accumulation, was made up of the
big, flaky stuff."
University police recorded a large
amount of vandalism and breaking
and entering over the weekend. MWe
had several, roughly 10, instances of
people's cars being broken into, and
the town of Chapel Hill recorded
about 14," a University police spo
kesperson, who asked not to be
identified, said Sunday. "I believe that
people thought that since there was
so much snow yesterday that they
could get away with anything.
"In view of the weather, it is hard
..to sec anybody ,,in the snow and
j equally hard to chase them if you do
catch them in the act."
University police could only dis-
fees for evening parking from stu
dents would be taken into account
in the next draft.
One of the ad hoc committee's
recommendations would allow
faculty and staff to park for free on
campus in certain lots after 5 p.m.
Students parking on campus would
have to pay a $2 parking fee.
Student Body President Kevin
Martin said he hoped the committee
takes both the ideas in the student
government counterproposal and
student opinion voiced at the forunis
Award winners will be selected
from student recommendations, the
Carolina Course Review and a
student selection council of 10 stu
dents, Rierson said.
No more than three students in the
same major will be allowed to serve
on the council in order to avoid
teachers in one department dominat
ing the awards at the expense of other
departments, she said.
. Rierson said the award is impor
tant because of its emphasis on
teaching, regardless of whether it is
given to a tenure-track professor or
a teaching assistant. "We think this
award demonstrates that students
care about the quality" of the teaching
they receive," she said.
Three referendums that propose
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community and the area," he said.
Envirotek is optimistic that its
proposal will be accepted because the
governments involved are interested
in positive development aimed at
community service, Taylor said.
"We would not pursue the project
if we didn't think it was necessary and
had a chance of approval," he said.
The first phase of construction
should begin within a year of obtain
ing the approval of Orange County,
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Taylor
The project will not be built all at
once, but parts of it will be phased
in as the needs of the area change,
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" think that most students decided
to bomb the books and just sit
around the VCR or play cards."
UNC student Michelle Reid
patch two patrol cars instead of the
usual six because of the weather
conditions, which made it more
difficult to canvass the campus, the
spokesperson said. But the UNC
Student Patrol was out in full force.
The buildings and grounds division
of the UNC Physical Plant cleared
campus streets, and workers from
other divisions of the plant helped
clear some of the walkways and
staircases around campus to mini
mize the chances of injuries, said
Rodman Drake, an assistant super
visor at the Physical Plant.
"We had support service," he said.
"Several of our men were out sho
veling the walkways, awnings, any
thing to help reduce the chances of
students being hurt."
Some area businesses reported
normal or better than usual business
over the weekend in spite of the
difficulty in traveling. "We were very
busy," said Bill Oshey, an employee
of Ham's Restaurant on Franklin
Street. "I believe that we were one
of the. few.. restaurants- open on
Saturday. We got a lot more students
than usual, and I was pleased with
"A lot of concern about $2 parking
was very effectively voiced," Martin
said. "But the very thought of them
(students) losing as many spaces as
they will next year was not as
But student voices should have
been heard on the committee, Martin
said. "Students should have had a
representative on the committee," he
said. "If not the student body pres
ident, then through the vice chancel
lor of student affairs."
to address Senate
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By JAMES BENTON
UNC professor William Leuch
tenberg will appear before the U.S.
Senate on Thursday in a ceremony
held to honor a collection of
historical speeches delivered by a
former senate majority leader.
Leuchtenburg, Kenan professor
of history, will address the full
Senate during a special ceremony
at the Capitol honoring Sen.
Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., former
Senate majority leader, and the
issuance of "The Senate: 1789
1989," a partial collection of
Byrd's speeches delivered before
Leuchtenburg was invited to
speak before the Senate because
of his knowledge of American
political history, he said. "IVe been
writing and teaching about 20th
century political history for a long
Leuchtenburg taught political
history at Columbia University
before coming to UNC and has
written a number of books on the
subject. He is also considered one
of the nation's leading experts on
20th century American political
In a telephone interview Sun
day, Leuchtenburg said Byrd
asked him to write a foreword for
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Ken Essick, assistant manager at
the Rathskeller, said "It was pretty
good, about average for a Saturday
"Although we closed early, we were
completely full. We cut back on the
help, anticipating a less than normal
turnout, but the students showed up
in great numbers. We had very few,
if any, adults to show up."
Although some students took
advantage of the weather and played
in the snow, some students decided
to stay inside. "I really enjoyed
playing in the snow and getting a
chance to walk around," said
Michelle Reid, a freshman journalism
major from Washington, D.C. "It
hindered my plans a little bit. I think
that most students decided to bomb
the books and just sit around the
VCR or play cards."
Erik Sandstedt, a freshman polit
ical science major from North Bruns
wick, N.J., said he enjoyed the snow.
"Some friends and I had a humon
gous snowball fight, and then I played
some snow football," he said
"Although it did put a damper on
some of my plans, I enjoyed the
change in weather overall."
The three-member committee was
created by former Chancellor Chris
topher Fordham in May 1988. The
third member is Wayne Jones, vice
chancellor for business and finance.
Hardin said Sunday that he had
told Martin several weeks ago he
would not accept the proposal until
forums were held to assess student
Hardin said he would either accept
the revised proposal as written or
make some changes. "The ball will
be in my court at that time," he said.
the book discussing its importance
to historians and to the nation
because the book is the first history
of the Senate to be issued in nearly
50 years. Leuchtenberg said he will
address the Senate on the same
The complete collection of
Byrd's weekly speeches, which
total nearly 2 million words, will
be published in several volumes.
Their publication coincides with
the year-long celebration of the
Senate's bicentennial, Leuchten
Byrd began his practice of
history addresses in March, 1980,
on a day when little was to be
discussed in the Senate and most
senators were not present. Byrd
"was going to get through the
business in about five minutes and
adjourn" when he saw his grand
daughter and her classmates in the
Senate gallery, Leuchtenburg said.
Instead of discussing business,
Byrd delivered an hour-long spon
taneous address on the Senate's
history and traditions. A week
later, another of Byrd's grand
daughters attended the Senate,
and Byrd spoke on another topic.
Byrd began delivering weekly
speeches, usually at the end of a
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