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    4The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, September 12, 1989
City aed State
City Police Roundup
In Chapel Hill:
, Chapel Hill police officers dis
covered a dead body of a UNC em
ployee at Cobb Terrace Apartments
; Police reports said officers were
summoned to 19 Cobb Terrace when
they received a call from the grand
mother of Stephen J. Craemer, 41,
saying that she could not get him to
answer his door. The police found no
evidence of foul play in the man's
' Craemer was an employee of the
University housekeeping department.
. Police received a report early
Sunday that a jar holding tip money
for employees at Papagayo's Restau
rant in the NCNB Plaza was stolen.
: Reports said the jar from the down
town Chapel Hill restaurant contained
less than $100 and was taken while
the restaurant was open.
'; Officers received complaints of
several loud parties thoughout the
Chapel Hill area this weekend.
Police were called to eight noisy
parties at various locations, including
the Newman Center and the Sigma
Phi Epsilon and Lamba Chi Alpha
.fraternity houses. The police did not
.close any of the parties, but did ask
the hosts to turn down the volume of
the music at each party site.
Police charged Jerome L. Grier,
33, with being drunk and disorderly
Saturday about 1 p.m.
Police reports said officers found
.Grier blocking traffic on East Fran
klin and Raleigh streets by placing
traffic cones in the middle of the
Chapel Hill police reports said
three men were charged with driving
while impaired in Chapel Hill over
the weekend.
Donald Jay Short, 20, of Chapel
Hill was charged with careless and
reckless driving and driving while
impaired when he was stopped at
Town House Apartments about 8:30
p.m. Saturday.
Daniel L. Shaw, 28, of Charlotte
was charged with driving left of the
center line and driving while im
paired. Police officers stopped Shaw
on Cameron Avenue early Sunday
Phillip Thomas Mowery, 32, of
Durham was charged with driving
while impaired and driving while his
license was revoked. Mowery was
stopped by Chapel Hill police offi
cers on East Franklin Street Sunday
In Hillsborough:
Police in Hillsborough charged a
Cedar Grove man with selling and
possessing drugs Friday night.
Charles Dupree -Tinnin was
charged with possession with intent
to sell and deliver marijuana, and
felonious possession of cocaine. Bond
was set at $2,000.
compiled by Charles Brittain
Parking deck plans to be presented
Staff Writer
Members of a special committee
created by the Chapel Hill Town Coun
cil to discuss possible solutions to the
downtown parking problems are con
sidering a proposed parking deck.
The committee has a meeting sched
uled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 9, during which
five architects will make presentations
of plans for downtown parking decks.
Nancy Preston, a town council
member and a parking committee
member, said the meeting would last
approximately five hours as the archi
tects try to promote their different pro
posals. "The presentation will detail the
parking deck," Preston said as she
explained that the parking committee
was created to find something to fill the
void left by the abandoned Rosemary
Square parking and shopping complex.
"The community wanted a place for
parking and the committee decided to
expedite that," Preston said.
Mayor Jonathan Howes said the
committee was created after the coun
cil voted to cancel plans for Rosemary
Square. This decision forced the coun
cil to address alternative ways to solve
the declining amount of parking in the
downtown area.
"The committee was started when
the Rosemary Street project died," said
The committee is reviewing alter
nate plans for the use of the area behind
the post office on Franklin Street but no
final plan has been seriously discussed
at this early stage, he said.
"We will converse about the parking
deck, but there are no concrete concep
tions," said James Wallace, a council
member and the committee chairman.
A deck would benefit shoppers be
cause of more parking space and "the
merchants would probably greet the
parking deck positively," Wallace said.
"The best thing to do is just wait and
see," he said, stressing that plans are
still up in the air.
"Merchants have complained about
the lack of parking downtown, so a
parking deck is being considered," said
Art Werner, a council and committee
A decision concerning the deck and
other alternatives has not been made by
the committee, Werner said.
In late April, after five years, the
Rosemary Square debate between the
town and the developers of the contro
versial hotelcondominiumparking
complex ended.
The development would have been
constructed behind the Franklin Street
post office at the corner of Rosemary
and Henderson streets, but scheduling
delays and a lack of interest in purchas
ing condominum units led to the end of
the project debate.
After five extensions of the closing
date deadline, the addition of two de
velopment companies to the original
project team and changes in the project's
financial plan, the town government
decided to re-examine plans for down
town development.
"Economics and time passed us by
until the project wouldn't work," said
Expanded Triangle calling plans win praise
Staff Writer
Students and Chapel Hill merchants
are pleased with a new Triangle phone
service that gives them the option of
calling long-distance to other Triangle
cities for a standard monthly rate.
The idea for such a program began
with the N.C. Utilities Commission in
December 1987, said Dan Long, assis
tant commission attorney. The com
mission wanted to start a Triangle ex
tended area service in which a flat rate
would be charged to customers for an
unlimited number of calls during the
month, he said.
Three companies, GTE South, Cen
tel and Southern Bell, are a part of the
plan. Long said.
The commission became involved
when the size of the region was consid
ered, Long said. The plan involves the
three large, metropolitan cities of
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
The program, which began April 10,
is operating on a trial basis.
"Theoretically, the commission
could abandon the plan at any time if
not enough people are participating,"
Long said.
The commission will get assessments
and reports every six months, tracking
the program's success or failure, Long
said. The next report should come in
either October or November. After 18
months, a final decision will be made
on the program's fate.
Students have been receptive to the
extended area service.
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"It worked out pretty good," said
Furmal Gorham, a junior English ma
jor from Washington, N.C. "There were
two of us who constantly called Dur
ham and Raleigh." She said a flat rate
was much more economical because
she had two other roommates to split
the costs.
"I think it's wonderful," said Shel
don Henderson, owner of Shrunken
Head Boutique on Franklin Street. He
has a sister living in Durham and a
daughter in Raleigh, and a standard fee
helps him save money, he said.
Henderson said he only uses the
service at home because his business
does not require much contact with
other Triangle businesses.
Michele Gaeto, a senior psychology
major from Gastonia, is also pleased
with the program. She and her boy
friend, a graduate student at N.C. State
University, split a $12 monthly charge.
"We spent $50 a month per person
last year," Gaeto said. "Now it's about
$6 a month."
Gaeto said she noticed no difference
in the quality of the calls she received
from Raleigh.
Not all Triangle residents have a use
for the service.
"Most of the numbers that I call are
800 numbers, so I don't need it," said
Jack Tomkovick, owner of the Gold
But the program shows the amount
of positive growth in the Triangle, he
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Carolina," Schaffner said. "It's proba
bly because we have a number of facili
ties trying to provide quality day care."
scores sag
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH After five straight
years of modest gains, N.C. students
taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test
scored lower on the test than students in
any other state, the College Board re
ported Monday.
The low ranking reflects the state's
weak commitment to improving its
public schools, the head of a teachers'
group said.
"We are at the bottom and that is a
pretty sad commentary," said Sara
Stewart, president of the N.C. Federa
tion of Teachers.
The average SAT scores of North
Carolina's high school seniors fell five
points to 836 this year, putting the state
last in the nation from its previous rank
of 49th.
The average scores for high school
seniors on the college entrance exam
dropped in 1989 by four points on the
verbal portion to 397 and by one point
to 439 on the math portion.
Former UNC-system President Wil
liam Friday said, "This is no posture for
the state of North Carolina to find itself
in. Whatever it takes to correct it, we
must now undertake."
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