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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
: Students will go to the polls today
to vote for candidates for a variety
of campus offices and on several
: Elections Board officials predict an
; The poll sites will open today at
10 a.rh. and all but two will close at
7 p.m. The Morehead Sundial site will
close at 5:30 p.m. and the law school
site will close at 6y p.m.
;' Elections Board Chairman Wil
born Roberson said Monday that he
expected no more than 22 percent of
students last year's total to vote
in today's election. .
Roberson said he didn't expect a
greater turnout because students
seem to be less interested in running
for the campuswide offices this year.
"Normally, you have a lot of people
running for the campuswide offices
and a only few for Student Congress,"
he said. "This year, it's switched."
Four students are running for
student body president this year, well
below' the average of seven for the
last five years. Among the other
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By LARRY STONE
"The snow was a welcome sight to
many people this weekend, but it
caused some problems for the town
of Chapel Hill. Overall, though, town
officials feel the situation was handled
Public Works Director Bruce
Heflin said this storm was pretty
The challenge was, it occurred out
of working hours, Heflin said. "It
costs a little bit more to pay the
overtime, but there is a little less
traffic in town, but more on street
parking in residential areas.
Heflin said his department was
ready for the snow and ice but he
felt that everyone was a little fooled
by the amount.
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offices, only CAA is above average,
with three candidates, slightly higher
than average for the last five years.
Forty-five students are running for
29 Student Congress seats. Only
District 4 has no candidates.
A run-off election will probably be
necessary in some of the major races,
Roberson said, but he expects most
to be in the congress races. A runoff
is necessary in a single-seat office if
no candidate receives 50 percent of
votes cast. A runoff election would
be on Feb. 28.
The Elections Board will count
votes in Room 220 of the Student
Union and will post results in Man
ning Hall 209, Roberson said. "I don't
expect results until around 8 p.m.,"
he said. "And I pray we're done
The candidates for student body
president are Rod Bell, Brien Lewis,
Trey Loughran and Kevin Sisson;
CAA president candidates are Robert
D'Arruda, Lisa Frye and Suzie Saldi;
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'-' When we heard about "the storm,,
we followed the weather reports
carefully, and checked our equipment
at the end of the week, he said.
The Public Works Department
spent the first evening seeing if the
storm was going to change from ice
to snow. There are different ways to
fight each, Heflin said.
"If a storm is strongly forecast, we
first put sand on the bridges and
steeper streets, which are the first to
ice over, he said. "Then, we go from
there. You can't really plow snow
until it's several inches deep."
North Carolina weather is hard to
predict, so the town does not set aside
a large amount of money to prepare
for a snowfall. But money is set aside
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Residence Hall Association president
candidates are Liz Jackson and David
Smith; and Sharon Kebschull is the
lone candidate for The Daily Tar Heel
Candidates for senior class presi
dent and vice president are the Danny
Rosin and Bryan Brayboy team and
the Peter Hancock and Ranchor
Harris team. Jeannie Gontram is the
only candidate for senior class secre
tary and David Bull, George Saad
and Anna Baird are the candidates
for senior class treasurer. ,
All officials elected today except
the DTH editor will be inaugurated
on the first Tuesday in April this year
about a month later than in
previous years because of a
referendum on last year's ballot, said
Gene Davis, Student Congress rules
and judiciary committee chairman.
Students will also vote on six
referendums today, including two
that would raise student activities
fees. One is a proposal to build a new
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
with a $13-per-semester increase in
student activities fees. Another fees
referendum would increase student
in other funds, Heflin said.
"Manpower is the major expense
for tisrpalthbugh wed d 'buy some salf
and sand, he said. "It would be a
rare winter where we overspend our
Heflin expects the cost estimate on
the first snowfall of 1989 to be in
Police planner Jane Cousins said
the storm also didn't cause much
trouble for the police, since people
generally stayed home through the
"I think that was because it was
the weekend and there really weren't
many things open on Saturday,"
"We were very glad there were no
serious accidents and really have to
thank public works and the people
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activities fees 75 cents per semester
to create an undergraduate teaching
Davis said a simple majority of 10
percent of the student body must vote
in favor of a fee increase referendum
for it to pass.
The other referendums include
proposals to create a student body
vice president, to allow the outgoing
student body president to appoint the
student attorney general, to allow
Student Congress to set the date of
its budget process and to ensure that
all summer school student activities
fees be spent during the summer
Votes will be cast on the punch
in cards, Roberson said. Next year,
the Elections Board will probably
change to a scanning process, similar
' to computer graded test sheets.
Students must show an I.D. and
current registration card to vote,
Roberson said. Also, only juniors and
rising fifth-year seniors with proof of
their status may vote for senior class
officers. For a write-in vote to be
valid, first and last name and office
of the candidate must be listed.
who stayed off the streets," she said.
The pojice department gets a lot
: of calls during tKsc sf 'rms, ahd "they
try to answer emergency medical calls
first, Cousins said.
Despite the positive comments
from town officials, there were some
weather-related incidents in the town
B Ted Matheny of Greensboro was
arrested Sunday and charged with
assaulting a police officer after an
officer reported that Matheny threw
a snowball and hit the officer in the
ear. A police car was also hit in a
b One serious accident caused by
the weather was reported. A car
driven by Glenn Stuart of Winston
Salem was traveling east on N.C. 54
near Smith Level Road when it
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Campus Y 1 0 am -7 p, rrt
Davis 10 a.m -7 p,m.
Student Union 10 a,m-7 pnru
Health Sciences Library 10-7 p.m.
Morehead Sundial 1CK5:30 p.m.
Carmichael (12 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cobb 11)10 am7 pm-
Connor (11) 10 a.rrL-7 p.m,
Eftrfngfraus (13) 10 am,7 p,m.
G ran vi I le Towers (8) 10a m7 p. m.
Hinton James (13) 10 arcv7 p,m
Law School (1) 10 ama p.m.
Lewis (10) 10 a.m-7 p.m.
Manly (10) 10 &m7 p.m.
Mclver (9) 10 a,rrL-7 p.m.
Morrison (1 4 .10 &nv7 p.m. ,
Spencer 9 10 arn.-7 p.m.
Whitehead (1 2) 10 a.nv-7 p jtl
'Students must show i.d. and current registration card to
Only rising firth-year seniors with proof of their status and
Juniors may vote lor senior class officers. For a write-in
vote to be valid, first and last name and office of the
candidate must be listed,
skidded into the path of a 1983 Buick
driven by Mary Fowler of Burlington.
Damage "to Stuart's "Nissarf was"
estimated at $10,000, and damage to
Fowler's car was $5,000
a Snowballs were the cause of
several incidents. A man was driving
his car on Hillsborough Road Sat
urday night when someone threw a
snowball at his windshield, causing
him to run off the road and hit a
parked car. Damage was estimated
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By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Assistant University Editor
The Black Student Movement
(BSM) and four other campus groups
will not be allowed to participate in
the Student Congress budget process,
the congress appeals committee ruled
The appeals committee met to
decide if seven campus groups which
missed deadlines for the budget
process could be included in the
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Escort service, Omega Psi Phi fra
ternity and the N.C. Student Rural
Health Coalition also will not be
allowed in the process because they
missed one of the deadlines for
During the budget process, con
gress allocates student activities fees
to student groups.
According to the congress bylaws,
By KAREN ENTRIKEN
The housing department's new
guaranteed sophomore housing pol
icy goes into effect today, as all
juniors and seniors wanting on
campus housing and students chang
ing rooms await their fate at the
general housing lottery at 5 p.m.
today in the Great Hall.
Rising sophomores who want a
different room than their present one,
juniors and seniors who want to live
on campus and students who already
changed residence halls and need new
room assignments will be entered in
the lottery, said Collin Rustin,
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A UNC student was driving his
"parents Dodge Lancer dowrrFrank
lin Street Sunday when a group of
people near Four Corners began
throwing snowballs. One of the
snowballs broke his right rear win
dow, causing $150 damage.
A man was assualted by snowballs
Saturday as he walked near Inntown
Apartments. He said seven men were
responsible for the attack.
an appeal can be granted only if there
was some procedure in error on the
part of congress.
The committee ruled that UNITAS
can be included in the process because
group members filed the budget
request on time, but it was misfiled
by a student government member.
No representative of the Carolina
Course Review attended the meeting
and its hearing was delayed.
The BSM also missed the deadline
in spring 1987 and had to wait untit
fall to get subsequent appropriations:
from congress. Last year, the group
received $17,161 from congress.
Congress Speaker Neil Riemann,
Student Affairs Committee
Chairwoman Stephanie Ahlschwede"
and congress; member Chandrasek-:
har.Ramanathan (Dist.5), the com-;
mittee members who heard the cases;
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associate director of housing. -More
juniors and seniors may be
disappointed this year because the
new guaranteed sophomore housing
system responds to sophomores
greater demand for on-campus hous-i
ing, Rustin said.
The housing department decided
this year to guarantee freshmen living
in the residence halls the same room
for their sophomore year. Rising
sophomores who elect to keep their (
room will therefore not have to enter
the lottery. Rising juniors and seniors
must participate in the lottery. '
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