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Volume 97, Issue 86
Wednesday, November 8, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Eleanor Kinnaird celebrates her win with her 2 sons and her campaign manager
By SHEILA LONG
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird
defeated James Porto Jr. Tuesday
night in her first re-election cam
paign, denying him the seat for the
second time in two years.
Kinnaird, who just finished her
By MARCIE BAILEY
Student Body President Brien Lewis
said Tuesday he is considering running
for a second term as president next
semester, which would mark the first
time in the history of UNC student
government that an incumbent has run
Lewis, a senior who would have to
stay a fifth year to run, said he would
Petition opposes noise
By MYRON B. PITTS
Student government representatives
are circulating a petition calling for the
Chapel Hill Town Council to reject
proposed revisions in the noise ordi
nance, and they have come up with a
counterproposal to the suggested
The petition and counterproposal are
the projects of Bill Hildebolt, the stu
dent liaison to the town council and
Student Stores pulls maga
zine from shelves 3
Avoiding the crunch
UNC officials unaware of cut
in state allotments 3
Democrats say governor's
campaign improper 4
Focus on birth control
Increased health concerns
prompt awareness 5
Big band is back
Glenn Miller Orchestra to
highlight dance 6
UNC volleyball goes unde
feated in conference.........?
City and campus ...3
State news : 4
Aldermen race 3
first two-year term, defeated Porto with
670 votes to his 366, a 304-vote differ
ence. Kinnaird said her campaign went
very well, and she praised her cam
"Everything went so well. All of the
make a decision in the next few days.
"It's a tough call. I will have my
decision by the end of the week because
it wouldn ' t be fair to myself or for other
potential candidates for the office."
Lewis said he would welcome input
on the decision. He said the idea of
running for a second term had not
crossed his mind until someone men
tioned the idea.
Lewis said he had reasons, both in
external affairs director of student
government. Hildebolt is an outspoken
opponent of lowering the decibel (dB)
level, a suggestion made by a special
committee set up by the town council.
The proposed changes include a
decrease in the allowable noise level.
The counterproposal to the committee's
resolution calls for forming a new Noise
Ordinance Review Committee that will
examine contemporary noise levels.
The Noise Ordinance Review Com
mittee, which comprises students and
town officials, will present a resolution
proposing that the allowable noise level
of 75 dB be reduced to 70 dB.
Formed in the spring of 1988, the
review committee appointed a sub
committee to research noise levels in
and around the University environment.
At the time, the subcommittee recom
mended changes in Chapel Hill's noise
laws. These changes were to be voted
on in an Oct. 23 meeting of the town
council, but were held over until next
Monday's meeting because students
were out for Fall Break.
A reduction in sound of one decibel
equals a noise reduction of about 10
percent, and a five decibel decrease
would mean about a 50 percent de
crease in sound,' Hildebolt said.
"I don't think there is a significant
noise level problem.
'They lowered it 10 decibels two
years ago. I don't know that we need to
lower it again so soon. I personally
won't concede any lowering of the noise
Motions requesting the town council
to set criteria for people wishing to get
noise permits will also be presented at
the meeting, Hildebolt said.
The petition has received more than
200 signatures in two days. Blank copies
of the petition were given to people to
take to fraternities, sororities and
"These people took a thousand sig
natures worth of blank petitions," Hil
debolt said. His goal is to obtain at least
2,000 signatures for presentation to the
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hard work paid off, and we got the
message across to a lot of the vot
Both candidates ran energetic
campaigns expressing similar views
on issues ranging from watershed
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possibility of staying obi
his academic and government pursuits,
for staying another year.
"I went home and thought about it. If
I stayed in school as a senior one more
year, I'd have time to work on a double
major in English and work on a poli.
sci. thesis that I missed last year."
Lewis said it would be his last chance
to expand his learning in those areas.
Lewis said staying as president would
save time because he would already
Specifically, the petition encourages
town council members to "take no ac
tion" on the proposed revisions in the
noise ordinance and to turn down any
motions to place restrictions on people
trying to obtain noise permits.
"I'm definitely opposed to that,"
Hildebolt said of the suggestion for
noise permit criteria. "Who knows what
kind of criteria or restrictions they could
start putting on people?"
The granting of permits would be
arbitrary and the police department
would have the power to deny students
permits, Hildebolt said. Anyone over
1 8 should have access to a noise permit,
"As long as someone doesn't have a
record of noise abuse, no criteria would
Another reason for his opposition to
the Review Committee's proposal is
that the committee has not met for a
year and a half, and their report is no
longer timely, Hildebolt said.
'The resolution they're considering
has nothing to do with the current situ
ation." The committee never finished their
research on noise levels because stu
dent members went home for the sum
mer, Hildebolt said. They were sup
posed to reconvene in the fall, but never
- Fraternity members interviewed
expressed opposition to any lowering
of the current noise level.
"I don't see the need for it," Lambda
Chi Alpha member Don Fletcher said.
"Most people speak at 50 dB; 75 dB
isn't that much of an increase."
UNC is Chapel Hill, and residents
should consider that students' needs
should be respected, Fletcher said.
Kappa Sigma president Jerry Foscue
said, "It's (the noise level is) already so
low that somebody's stereo would be
By TOM PARKS
Incumbents Art Werner and Julie
Andresen led the way in the race to fill
four Chapel Hill Town Council seats
Tuesday, but Joyce Brown and Alan
Rimer provided the excitement, edging
out incumbent David Pasquini. Mayor
Jonathan Howes, running unopposed,
won a second term.
In the unofficial count, Werner led
the pack with 2,792 votes with all 20
precincts reporting. Andresen followed
Brown and Rimer were elected with
2,383 and 2,170 votes respectively.
Rimer came from behind as the votes
were counted over the course of the
evening, beating Pasquini for the fourth
spot by only 8 votes.
Former council member Bill Thorpe,
with 1,627 votes, and Helen Urquhart,
with 1,050, rounded out the field.
In Hillsborough, town board mem
ber Horace Johnson upset incumbent,
self-proclaimed "Lord High Mayor''
Fred Cates in a close race for mayor
that was decided by just over 30 votes.
In Durham, Charles Jenkins defeated
conservative candidate Nelson Straw
bridge 19,381 to 17,1 18 to become the
city's first black mayor, while three
liberal-progressive coalition and three
conservative-backed council candidates
Chapel Hill voter turnout was down
in the off-year election, but candidates
also attributed the low interest to the
lack of any issues that ignited the town.
Art Werner, a one-term incumbent,
credited Brown's surprise performance
to the effectiveness of her grassroots
campaign. "We (Chapel Hill) are still
small enough that a grassroots cam
paign can win."
Werner said this year's quiet race
could be attributed to a satisfaction
with the council's actions over the past
two years. He said the council has
have the experience needed to do the
"I'm offering the chance to do more
than the next person by saving learning
time. It is a golden opportunity for
student government in that it would not
"I would not stay an extra year just to
be student body president. But it is
difficult to get a lot done in one year and
I haven't had an opportunity to tackle
By SARAH CAGLE
Assistant University Editor
The Tuition Defense Initiative
(TDI), the Financial Aid Task Force
(FATF) and the academic minor
proposal are among several projects
now being given priority by the ex
ecutive branch, Student Body Presi
dent Brien Lewis told students in a
monthly Pit forum Tuesday.
Student government is taking ac
tion to ensure that the decision on a
site for a new business school build
ing is made with student input, Lewis
said. "We won't get caught late on
Sites under consideration include
Ehringhaus Field and Whitehead
Residence Hall. Lewis received
cheers from the crowd when he said:
"I'll tell you as I told the chancellor,
that the business school gets built on
Ehringhaus Field over my dead
Lewis said he presented the TDI to
the Board of Trustees where it re
ceived approval. "I appreciate the
trustees' support on that."
Lewis wrote the five-point TDI
plan in response to a tuition increase
for the 1989-90 academic year. TDI
calls for an automatic 20 percent to
25 percent of any tuition increase to
be set aside for financial aid and
seeks more student input into legisla
tive decisions on tuition increases.
The FATF, a task force of students
and administrators set up as part of
TDI, held an all-day meeting Oct. 17
to examine the financial aid process.
The task force will submit its recom
mendations to Chancellor Paul Har
din before Thanksgiving.
"The task force has produced three
pages of recommendations that can
be easily implemented," Lewis said.
Lewis said the academic minor
proposal, a project of the academic
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addressed most of the issues, including
growth and the noise ordinance, that
made the election for the council hotly
contested two years ago.
Mayor pro tern David Pasquini was
barely edged out by Alan Rimer, pro
viding the evening's surprise. Werner
said Pasquini's showing was a reflec
tion of his quiet campaigning style, not
Rimer said he was pleased with his
campaign's effectiveness, despite his
late start in the race. "I was a little slow
on the uptake."
The high point of the race, he said,
was being endorsed by David
Godschalk, a council member who did
not run for re-election this year.
Godschalk teaches with Rimer in the
UNC City and Regional Planning
Department. "What he said was very
nice. It was touching."
Rimer, chairman of the town's Plan
ning Board, said he thought his experi
ence with the board would help him
Lewis also said he would also be
able to keep working without interrup
tion on projects he started this year,
such as the Financial Aid Task Force
and the Tuition Defense Initiative.
Gene Davis, Student Congress
speaker, said student body presidents
have often left unfinished projects.
"Many student body presidents are able
to start programs and never finish them.
Brien Lewis addresses the
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bring more than vigor to the councils
"Experience matters a lot." , '.
Andresen sought her second term
after losing the mayoral race to Howes
two years ago.
Howes said he saw his lack of oppo
sition as a vote of confidence and not as
a sign that potential opponents felt that
he was unbeatable.
Students did not take an active role
in this election, Howes said, and the
difference between this year and the
election two years ago was that two
students, Rob Friedman and Charles
Balan, ran for council seats.
'This year there wasn't that kind of
interest," Howes said. He pointed out,
however, that student participation two
years ago was also low.
It was a quiet night for the candidates
as the returns came in around 9 p.m.,
with most of the candidates staying at
home. Howes said he hoped to be home
in time to catch the Charlotte Hornets
An extra year would provide enough
time for meeting those goals."
Lewis said friends and student gov
ernment colleagues had encouraged him
to run again.
Davis said Lewis has an effective
relationship with the Board of Triistees
and that a second term for Lewis could
be good for student government.
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