The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 5, 19913
Camp Lejeune dump
joins top cleanup sites
CAMP LEJEUNE Officials hope
extensive cleanup will begin soon at
Camp Lejeune now that the Marine
base has made the list of the nation's
worst toxic-waste sites.
"The hazardous-waste sites covered
in this agreement in some cases date
back to the base's founding in 1941,"
Jacqueline Schafer, the Navy's assistant
secretary for installations and environ
ment, told The (Raleigh) News and
The Pentagon report said Lejeune's
contaminants include waste oils, fuels,
solvents, battery acid, lithium batteries,
paints, thinners, pesticides, herbicides
and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),
which are known to cause cancer.
The 88,432-acre Marine base is the
largest of 22 N.C. sites on the list. It is
the only military installation among the
22 state sites, which include several
private and abandoned storage facilities
The report said studies of Camp
Lejeune have identified "77 past spill
and disposal sites as potentially con
taminated with migrating contaminants"
materials that might permeate the
The Defense Department has ear
marked $3 million for the cleanup.
General Assembly may
review smoking-age bill
WILMINGTON N.C. legislators
say a suggestion to raise the state's legal
; age for buying cigarettes from 17 to 18
; at least deserves a fair hearing.
The New Hanover County Board of
Health voted unanimously Wednesday
; to ask the General Assembly to raise the
legal age for buying cigarettes to 18.
"I have a feeling it will be a symbolic
gesture," said Rep. Karen Gottovi, D
; New Hanover. But she said a bill could
; get some attention.
"I think there will be support from
some members to increase the legal age
to 18," Gottovi said. "That seems to be
the age at which maturity is assumed."
New Hanover County Board of
Health member Michael Goins proposed
"The idea is to make people aware,"
Goins said. "Smoking for children is
unhealthy, yet no one enforces it."
Tobacco is the state' s top agricultural
product, and the industry is very influ
ential. "It Ts, Wits very nature, controver
sial," Rep. Harry Payne, D-New
Hanover, said. "And where's the en
forcement mechanism? Are we talking
fine? Are we talking suspension of
driving privileges? Are we talking in
Goins said the state's general statutes
make it a misdemeanor to sell orprovide
cigarettes to a minor. A conviction could
result in a $500 fine, six months in jail
or both, although that law is rarely en
Charlotte schools want
police for security
CHARLOTTE The Charlotte
Mecklenburg 76,000-student school
system may be ready for its own force
of unarmed and plainclothes police of
ficers, new Superintendent John Murphy
The idea follows the second killing
on a campus this school year.
School officials are already asking
the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg
County to pay for a police officer (called
school resource officer) to patrol each
of the system's 32 secondary schools
during school hours. Twelve additiona
officers costing about $400,000 a
year are needed to have one at each
middle, junior and senior high school
Murphy, who officially becomes
superintendent July 1 , said he and other
school officials plan to meet with loca
law enforcement officials in early May
to discuss school security.
The Associated Press
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By Adam Ford
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation re
cently awarded its premier research
grant of $ 1 .2 million to the UNC Cystic
The grant, called the American Air-
ines Cystic Fibrosis Research Award,
will give the center $400,000 each year
or the next three years.
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Page Jones, a maintenance worker, works Thursday to repair damage to the Old Well,
which was caused by vandalism March 24.
Festival displays color,
dress of Punjabi culture
A blue velvet curtain hangs over the
stage. The audience does not settle down
to wait people move from row to row
hugging long lost friends and chattering
away. Children dart around the legs of
the adults and wander around the audi
Women with dark hair, skin and eyes
wear the traditional saris of the Indian
culture bright turquoise, red, yellow,
blue, green interwoven with gold or
silver. Men appear in suits and turbans.
Ten minutes late, the show begins.
This was Punjabi Nite, held at Duke
University on Saturday night. The event
celebrated the Punjabi culture with folk
music, dance and poetry.
"Punjabi is a culture; it's people who
speak the Punjabi language," said
Madhu Dev, an organizer of the event.
The Punjabi people originate from
Panjab, an area located 200 miles north
of New Delhi, the capital of India.
The night was a first of a kind. "It was
the first time for this Tar Heel state,"
Dev said. "The local Punjabi got together
and decided they wanted to have all
Punjabis get together. There were more
than we knew." People came from as far
as Charlotte, Asheville, Smithfield and
all over the state to be there.
The evening opened with the ap
pearance of Chester Jenkins, the mayor
of Durham. He welcomed the out-of-staters
while the audience continued to
talk and become reacquainted.
"I had previous engagements, but I
was convinced to come because I was
told you would have on all these beau
tiful colors," he said.
Then Iqbal S ingh, a professor at N.C.
State University, gave an introduction
on the Punjabi culture.
"Punjab is the fountainhead of all
cultures in India," he said. The Punjabi
have a reason to be proud of their cul
ture. He related a story of how, when
Alexander the Great captured a Punjabi
king, Alexander asked him how he
should treat him. The king answered:
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Dr. Richard Boucher, director of the
center, said he was delighted with the
grant. "It's nice to know you can access
large corporations for funds to do fun
damentally good things."
A group of 50 people, including 18
faculty members, conducts scientific
and clinical research on cystic fibrosis
at the center. The center needs resources
for its facility, faculty funding and op
erating costs, Boucher said. The grant
Tn character. Treat me as you would
treat any other king."
While Singh talked, people continued
to wander in and chatter. Finally, the
explanations were set aside, the curtain
rose, and the dancing began.
Young boys and teenagers stepped
out to a drum beat and formed a circle.
The audience clapped with the rhythm
as two or three boys danced in the '
spotlight. Each group portrayed some
thing different one was a cobra,
enchanted by the piper; another was a
carefully choreographed fight
The boys danced off the stage, the
curtain closed and folk music took its
place. Four men and three women sat
with their legs crossed on the left-hand
side of the stage.
Drums, bells and an instrument
sounding like a small organ created the
rhythm while the women sang.
The musicians moved off the stage,
and the curtain opened again to reveal a
barefoot 7-year-old girl wearing yellow
pants, a fuchsia shirt and a multi-colored
scarf around her neck. The girl, Sukhbir
Walha, danced and spun, lifting the
scarf above her head.
Next, several young girls came out to
dance and performed in a fashion similar
to the boys falling into a circle, and
performing in the spotlight in groups of
More singing, more dancing and then
poetry followed. Three men presented
three different types of poetry, all in the
The evening proceeded with more
dance and more music by local people
until the finale the Panjab Rang
Munch, professional dancers from
Washington, D.C. The group performed
a bhangra, a dance similar to that of the
young boys where all gather in a circle
and two or three take their turn in the
Around midnight, the last songs faded
away, the dancers took their bows and
the curtain closed. Punjabi Nite was
over, but it lived up to its expectations.
"Everybody enjoyed themselves I
think it was a great success," Dev said.
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program at the above times. Average summer savings are $3,500.00
money will be used to pay for operating
costs in research and development.
Robert Dresing, president and chief
executive officer of the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, said the foundation chose
the UNC center to receive the grant
because of the center's leading role in
cystic fibrosis research. "UNC is one of
the premier research and development
centers in the country," he said.
The foundation now funds 12 cystic
protection of state
By Chris Goodson
Chapel Hill and other area towns will
receive reimbursements for fire pro
tection of state-owned buildings for the
third and fourth quarters of this fiscal
year, state officials said.
Chapel Hill may know in May
whether it will receive additional re
imbursements from other state-shared
In previous years, the state has allo
cated about $296,000 annually to the
town for fire protection services. But
earlier this year, state officials told
Chapel Hill's government officials that
the town would not receive the estimated
$150,000 promised for the last two
quarters of the fiscal year, said Chapel
Hill Town Manager Cal Horton.
After area fire departments, includ
ing Chapel Hill's, informed the state
that the cuts would cause severe prob
lems, the state reversed its decision.
Town officials were notified that the
funds would be provided, said Chapel
Hill Finance Director James Baker.
"We sent some letters informing (the
By Jennifer Mueller
The 73rd Student Congress is get
ting off to a running start, to use the
words of Tim Moore, newly elected
speaker of congress.
The first session of the 73rd congress
was held Wednesday night to appoint
officers and prepare for the upcoming
Members, who were elected in
February, were mostly newcomers.
Only eight of the 3 1 members have
previous Student Congress experience.
Moore, a new member for Dist. 2 1 ,
was elected speaker by a vote of 16
14. He defeated Kristina Sung, Dist.
"What the University needs is clear
cut leadership in Congress," said
Moore, a junior transfer student.
Congress members should focus
their attention on issues such as recy
cling, housing, health insurance and
the budget, Moore said.
Sung said her platform included her
belief that "the real power of the
speaker lies in congress.'.' If she were
elected, she said, she would attempt to
redefine or redistribute the focus of
Seafood cookout to aid
Tom Robinson's Carolina Seafood,
located at 207 Roberson St. in Carrboro,
will host a benefit seafood cookout Sat
urday to raise money for environmental
groups trying to preserve the coast.
The cookout, which will take place
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held on
the lawn in front of the store across from
the Farmer's Market.
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fibrosis centers in the United States and
one in Canada, Dresing said.
The grant was named in honor of
American Airlines because of the $5
million the company raised for Cystic
Fibrosis, Dresing said. Marty Heires,
an American Airlines corporate com
municator, said the airline raised the
grant money through its annual celeb
rity ski and the donation of airline tickets.
Cystic fibrosis kills more whites than
state) that it certainly would put a
hardship on us," Baker said.
The town received notification in a
March 21 memorandum from Marvin
Dorman Jr., then interim state budget
officer, that the fire protection funds
would still be available for the town,
Dorman's memorandum stated that
several fire departments said the with
drawal of state funds would cause severe
hardships, especially for departments
that need special equipment to fight
fires in state buildings.
All fire departments that protect state
owned buildings would receive money
for the purpose of fire protection,
Dorman's memorandum states.
But Chapel Hill may still lose almost
$ 1 50,000 in other state reimbursements
because of the removal of an inventory
tax from the tax base several years ago,
If the state had not decided to give
Chapel Hill the fire protection funds,
the town would have incurred a loss of
about $300,000, Baker said.
Town officials had prepared a plan
for dealing with a $300,000 loss, Horton
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the present Student Affairs Committee
and "act as the manager, not dictator, of
Former Speaker Pro Tempore Donnie
Esposito presided as speaker for the
election of the Ethics Committee
chairman and speaker of congress.
Various restaurants, including La
Residence, Colonel Chutney 's, Cafe
Giorgios, the Sunshine Cafe and Chick
It Out, will help serve fresh seafood and
The seafood menu will include crabs,
shrimp and fish in addition to hush
puppies and cole slaw. The food will be
grilled, fried, steamed and. broiled,
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any other genetic disease. It causes the
lungs to clog up with a thick mucus and
severely affects digestion. A majority
of the more than 30,000 people afflicted
with cystic fibrosis in the United States
are children and young adults.
Boucher said construction began last
week on a new facility for the center.
medical research complex, is
scheduled to be complete by July 1993.
"Ultimately through a review process
and working with each department, we
had identified a sufficient level of cuts
and deferrals so that we could handle
the state's withholding of funds," he
The original $300,000 cut would have
denied the town money it was counting
on for the end of the fiscal year, Baker
said. But the remaining $150,000 loss
will still have negative effects, he said.
"Fortunately, this reduces it to about
$150,000, but that still is a severe
hardship because it's right at the end of
the fiscal year when we don't have as
much opportunity to reduce our ex
penditures," he said.
State officials will inform the town in
May whether reimbursements from the
inventory tax will be available, Baker
Although the state has promised the
$ 150,000 fire protection money for the
rest of this fiscal year, the availability of
that money in the future is uncertain,
"There's no assurance," he said.
Moore took control of Wednesday
night's meeting following his election.
Mark Shelburne, Dist. 19, was
elected speaker pro tempore. He ran
unopposed. Shelburne said , he was
surprised and flattered by the nomi
nation and promised to be available to
the other members of congress.
Mike Kolb, Dist. 1 , was appointed
Ethics Committee chairman. He also
ran unopposed. Senior congress
members Andrew Cohen, Dist. 6,
Jiirgen Buchenau, Dist. 2 and Sung
were selected as the committee's three
Daryl Grissom, Dist. 18, was re-'
elected as Finance Committee chair
man. He defeated new member Jen
nifer Lloyd, Dist. 12, 20-7-0.
The Rules and Judiciary Commit
tee chairman also was re-elected. Ron
Swift, Dist. 7, ran unopposed and will
continue his role as chairman.
Carl Clark, Dist. 18, was elected
Student Affairs Committee chairman.
He also ran unopposed.
Moore said the positions of clerk of
congress, assistant clerk, parliamen
tarian and organizational treasurer
would be appointed before the next
congress meeting on April 10.
The money raised will benefit the
Southern Environmental Law Center, a
legal advocate for environmental orga
nizations, and the North Carolina
Coastal Federation, a grass-roots group
that represents the state's environmen
tal interests. .
Meals will cost $5 or more, depending
on what people include on their plates,
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