The Daily Tar HeelMonday, November 25, 19913
: Thanksgiving gas
j prices should be
! lower than in '90
Gas prices this Thanksgiving should
j be considerably less than last year, ac
j cording to statistics compiled by the
I AAA Carolina Motor Club.
' Average prices in North Carolina
'. 23 cents less than last vear's avrraop nf
j Since Labor Day, the price for a
: gallon of self-service regular unleaded
i gasoline has dropped 6 cents.
AAA officials asked operators of gas
; stations in North Carolina and South
.' Carolina, and found that 97 percent
. plan to be open Thanksgiving Day. Of
! these, 39 percent said they would be
! open 24 hours during the holiday.
: The Club gets citation
: for noise level violation
Chapel Hill Police cited The Club at
117 12 East Franklin St. with vinlatino
; the town's noise ordinance Saturday
j night, a police report stated.
Officers responded twice to the night
club, and the music coming from speak -
ers registered as high as 78 decibels at
1 1 :30 p.m., according to the report.
About two hours later, officers cited
The Club manager Lou Strope with
', violating the ordinance, after the noise
was recorded at 67 decibels.
The maximum allowable noise level
with a permit is 70 decibels.
Town services reduced
during holiday break
All municipal offices will be closed
Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
The following schedule changes will
take place because of the holiday:
lection service today or Tuesdav onlv:
The Thursday evening commer
cial reruse collection route will be com
pleted Wednesday evening:
The Orange Regional Landfill will
oe ciosea i nursday;
There will be no recycling collec
Chapel Hill Transit will not offer
service 1 nursday; and V
: The Chapel Hill Public Library
rww oe closed I nursday and Friday;
Man charged for hitting
police officer with car
A Chapel Hill man was arrested and
charged with assault Sunday morning
Jiiter nitiing a police officer with his car,
'.according to a police reDort.
V Joseph Carl Johnson, 23, of 936
Shady Lawn Extension, was charged
witn assault with a deadly weapon on a
government official, the report stated.
on the 100-blockofEast Franklin Street
while officers were attempting to stop
wnnson s venicie to check on a pos
sible alcohol-controlled substance vio-
, lation, the report stated
Johnson pulled his vehicle off the
road at a high rate of speed, striking an
omcer on the leg and elbow with the
vehicle mirror, according to the report.
Trip to basketball game
set by women's center
The Oranee Countv Women's Cen
ter is inviting residents to attend the
UNC-William & Mary women's bas
ketball game as guests of the team.
. Those interested can meet at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday at Four Corners to eat
dinner or meet at the Women's Center
at 6:30 p.m. to walk to the game. The
cost is free, but pre-registration is re
quired. I o register, call 968-46 1 0.
; In addition, the center is offering a
feminist reading and discussion eronn
Tuesday night. The program is for
;Women interested in reading and dis
cussing books and shorter pieces focus
ing on issues pertinent to women.
AlexxisMoore and JenniferO'Lear will
lead the discussion. Pre-registration is
required to attend.
The center also is offering the fol
lowing programs in the near future:
Local attorneys Peg Rundell and
JCathryn Thomas will answer questions
tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on child
custody and legal separation and di
vorce. The fee is $3 for members and $5
Jbr non-members. Pre-registration is re
quired. , MA discussion Thursday, Dec. 5
called, "How Homophobia Affects All
Women," will focus on the perception
Jthat all feminists are lesbians and vice
Versa. The cost is free, but pre-registra-iion
is required for the discussion, which
will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Powers expects fair ruling from ju
By Michael Workman
University officials have ruled against
former carpenter Anne Powers at each
stage of her discrimination and sexual
harassment grievance so far.
But Powers said she hopes for a dif
ferent result when an administrative
law judge finishes hearing her case next
"It's all up to the judge," she said. "I
feel like we'll get a fair chance. It's not
an informal hearing (as the previous
steps nave been).
Witnesses testified for Powers at her
Step 4 grievance hearing Friday at the
Orange County Courthouse. But the
hearing cannot continue until the begin
ning of next year because Judge Brenda
Becton's schedule is full until then.
"We finished with all of our wit
nesses on Friday," Powers said. "The
second day of the hearing will be after
the first of the year."
Powers filed the grievance in Sep
tember 1 990 alleging discrim ination and
sexual narassment by Physical Plant
Herbert Paul, Physical Plant direc
tor, rejected the grievance at Step 2 in
October 1990. Chancellor Paul Hardin
upheld a grievance panel's recommen
dation against Powers in March at Step
The University fired Dennis Curtis,
the man who allegedly harassed Pow
ers, a month after Powers filed the griev
ance. Curtis said Sunday that he had
since been rehired by the University.
Daniel Williams, Powers' supervi
sor, and David Maynard, Physical Plant
maintenance supervisor, were trans
ferred to other departments after the
grievance progressed to Step 3.
Powers said she hoped winning the
grievance would help other women.
"We're hoping to make some changes
for other women at the University."
Powers said she also hoped to use a
ruling in her favor as the basis for a civil
lawsuit, at which time she could re-
cover her attorney's fees.
At Step 1 of the grievance process,
the complaint is handled by the em
ployee and his or her immediate super
visor. The next-level supervisor inves
tigates the complaint at Step 2, and a
three-person panel reviews it at Step 3.
If the employee pursues the com
plaint to Step 4, it is heard by an admin
istrative law judge who makes a recom
mendation to the State Personnel Com
mission. The commission makes the
By Mark Anderson
It's not whether y6u win or lose, it's
how you dress for the game.
Members of the UNC basketball team
debuted in their first new uniforms since
1970 as they opened their season Sun
day against The Citadel.
Famous menswear designer
Alexander Julian, a 1969 UNC gradu
ate, developed the team 's new uniforms.
He is the first fashion designer to de
velop a college uniform.
"Eighteen months ago, I was ap
proached by Coach (Dean) Smith to
redesign the uniforms and I was thrilled
beyond belief," Julian said in a press
release. "I felt like God had called and
asked me to create new halos for the
Julian's creation features pleated
shorts with the Tar Heel foot logo cen
tered on the waistline. The new uni
forms also have an argyle side panel
that runs from the armpit to the bottom
of the shorts with diamonds on it to
represent the four corners offense for
which the team is famous. The uni
forms are trimmed with two-color bands
of dark blue and Carolina blue.
The argyle accents and pleats are the
first of their kind at the collegiate level.
"I really like it," said team captain
Hubert Davis, who modeled the uni
form at a press conference Friday.
"It feels good, and the team has been
supportive of thechange.We'reexcited
to wear them. It's very comfortable and
I'm proud to wear it."
The shooting shirt the team will wear
in pre-game warmups is cotton with a
fold-down collar and a zippered front.
Jul ian peppered it with a light blue color
similar to the powder blue that debuted
on the 1911 uniforms.
"One thing that Alex hoped might be
solidified is the classic Carolina blue,"
said Jack Simpson, president of
Alexander Julian Menswear.
The team's new warmup jacket is
made from bleached stretch denim and
features buttons shaped like basketbal Is,
breast pockets and the player's first
name scripted above the left pocket.
UNC officials hope the jacket will
bring more than a new look. Athletic
Director John Swofford said the Uni
versity plans to sell similar jackets to
Tar Heel fans. "The proceeds of that in
all likelihood will go the University's
Bicentennial Campaign," he said.
The uniforms, which are significantly
more expensive than the old ones, will
be donated by Champion U.S.A., a sub
sidiary of Sara Lee Co. Smith works on
the Bicentennial Campaign's steering
committee with Paul Fulton, Sara Lee
president and a 1957 UNC graduate.
Julian, a Chapel Hill native, is not a
newcomer to uniform design. He cre
ated the uniforms for the Charlotte Hor
nets and for the Charlotte Knights, a
minor league baseball team.
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Senior Hubert Davis models a new men's basketball uniform designed by UNC alumnus Alexander Julian
Unlike his other uniforms, Julian was
limited by NCAA rules prohibiting the
use of more than one color orpinstripes.
"Alex isconsidered menswear's pre
mier colorist,"Simpson said. "For some-
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UNC field hockey players Amy Cox (with stick) and Mary Hartzell reflect on the Tar
I Heels' 2-0 loss to Old Dominion in the finals of the NCAA Tournament in Villanova, Pa.
body in that position, it brings no small
amount of intimidation when one is
limited to a single color, especially one
with the kind of reverence that is char
acterized by Carolina blue."
As for whether the new uniforms will
make the Tar Heels play better. Smith
quoted professional golfer Lee Trevinn:
"It's not the arrow, it's the Indian be
Lack of intercounty cooperation
leads to task force's dissolution
By Amber Nimocks
Assistant City Editor
The Chapel Hill Town Council is
expected to agree tonight to dissolve a
task force that has attempted to coordi
nate regional solid waste management
efforts for the last five years. Mayor
Jonathan Howes said Sunday.
The Durham-Orange Regional Solid
Waste Task Force was created in 1986
to al low residents and government offi
cials of Orange and Durham counties to
work together to find solutions for solid
waste problems facing the region.
But the two counties have adopted
different views of the subject, making
cooperation on the task force difficult,
"A lot of it comes down to who is
going to take who else's trash," Howes
said. "There is also disagreement over
A report by Chapel Hill Town Man
ager Cal Horton stated that the joint
effort had accomplished many regional
goals but stated that the counties' dif
fering approaches necessitated the
State officials have instructed county
governments to reduce their solid waste
by 25 percent, and the task force was
working toward meeting the goal,
"There are all kinds of options (for
meeting the goal)," he said. "The dis
agreements arise over methods."
Horton's report stated that in Orange
County, the Orange Regional Landfill
Owner's Group was choosing a site for
the county's new landfill and was ex
panding its recycling efforts.
Durham County is considering ship
ping its waste out of the county and has
redesigned its garbage collection sys;
tem, the report stated. The county also is
planning to build a plant in Durham
which will incinerate 250 tons of gar
bage per day.
Horton recommended that the ct uu
cil dissolve the task force and that its
members join the Triangle J Council of
Horton also recommended that the
council create a Solid Waste Reduction
Committee that would operate almost
independently of the town staff and
without town funds.
The committee would concentrate
on finding ways for the community to
reduce waste and increase recycling.
See WASTE, page 4
Organizers of new publication hope
satire is best thing since Sliced Bread
In the tradition of Saturday Night
Live and Mad magazine, staff members
of a new campus publication hope to
give the University community a satiri
cal look at today's major issues.
Tristan Louis, editor in chief of Sliced
Bread, said he expects about 7,000 cop
ies of the magazine's first issue to hit
the campus Jan. 15.
The magazine will be published
monthly and will satirize campus and
national news, events and politics, he
'We're not taking ourselves seri
ously," said Louis, a junior journalism
and political science major. "It will be
very good-natured and democratic, and
everyone will have a hand in the paper.'
Chuck Stnni- a I Tn
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ism professor and Sliced Bread adviser,
said good satire isn't easy to write.
"Satire is hard to pull off,"hesaid. "It
has to communicate to the people in
order to succeed. I can't predict if (the
staff members) will be able to do it or
not, but I'd like to see if they can."
Scott Tillett. Matt Mielke, Nicole
Bensch, Everett Arnold and Louis will
comprise the Sliced Bread executive
board. The board's top priority is to find
patrons to help pay for at least the first
issue, Louis said.
"We're also browsing through dif
ferent books and publications to see
how much we can get away with," he
Bensch, a sophomore journalism
major, said she thoueht the maeazine
could compete with other campus pub
"They have been here longer, but
we'll be something different," she said.
"We're going to be good enough to
Charles Overbeck, Phoenix editor,
said he did not think the new magazine
would compete with The Phoenix.
"I see no reason for there to be any
competition, because The Phoenix has
never thrived on satire," he said.
Bensch said she expected some
people to disagree with the satire.
"I think we'll rub some people the
wrong way initially, but as soon as they
get used to our concept, they'll enjoy
reading (the magazine)," she said.
"Let the ideas be tested in the market
place of exchange. Free and open en
counter are the hallmarks of democ
racy," Stone said.
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By Kelly Noyes
Winds cause cable line
to trap person in truck
' Fallen cable television lines trapped
a man in his cement truck Friday after
noon, according to a police report.
Upon arrival, officers found that
strong winds had blown the line onto
the street, the report stated.
The line was removed from the road
way, and CVI Cable Co. was notified.
Thanksgiving Day, traditionally as
sociated with turkey, dressing and re
laxation, will not be a day of rest for the
Helpline volunteers who are willing to
reach from within to help others.
Open 24 hours every day of the year.
Helpline provides counseling for sub
stance abuse, domestic violence, sexual
assault, mental illness and human sexu
ality concerns, and assists approximately
1,400 callers every month.
Serving Orange, Person and Chatham
counties, the counselors not only deal
with crises and suicide intervention, but
provide information, act as a referral
service and serve as an answering ser
vice for several community agencies.
Helpline has 75 to 80 active volun
teers butwould benefit fromhaving 1 20,
said director Libbie Hough.
University, Helpline's confidential lo
cation allows easy access for student
volunteers. Fifty percent of the volun
teers are UNC students,Hough said.
The only requirement is that volun
teers be 18 or older. Hough said. "We
do have a lot of psych majors, but they
don't have to be. They just have to be
interested in helping others. "
Dara Garner, a senior from Boone,
said she gained many advantages vol
unteering and could apply her training
as a resident assistant.
"We learn about dealing with people
in crisis, and it is helpful every day with
friends and as an RA," Garner said. "So
when a resident comes to me, I know
how to help them.
"I am a psych major, and I have
gained practical experience.In training,
we met a lot of (volunteers), other stu
dents and from the community."
In exchange for their time, volun
teers participate in an extensive 51
hour training course that covers the
various problem topics, as well as coun
seling and communication skills.
After the course, volunteers give 72
hours of phone coverage, which is bro
ken down into at least 1 2 hours a month
for six months on a flexible schedule.
For Fariha Peters, a senior from
Hickory, this flexibility coupled with
her desire to attend medical school led
her to choose Helpline.
"I wanted todo some volunteer work,
and Helpline was the most suitable for
what I was doing," Peters said. "The
hours are very flexible, and it allows
you to come and go.
"Helpline gives you a broader aspect
about people. I learned to deal with
people and see people in a different
light. You are more understanding and
aware of what's going on with them and
learning about all the disorders and prob-
icina (jcupic nave.
Kim Nager, a UNC-Greensboro
graduate living in Chapel Hill, said
through Helpline she gained more
knowledge about herself.
"It's a constant learning situation,"
Nager said. "I learn about myself as
well as about others. I think it has a lot
of growth potential for every person."
Nager's desire to do her part to help
others and her plan to earn a master's
degree in social work motivated her to
volunteer, she said.
Inevitably, Helpline volunteers en
counterstress from theircounseling role,
and the program tries to accommodate
"We have a buddy system," Hough
said. "(Buddies) are experienced vol
unteers who can be a support system.
Also available is a 24-hour professional
backup by phone if something is over
whelming or out of their league."
Nager said: "Detachment is a prob
lem sometimes. Certain things will strike
certain people. The way I deal with it is
to talk with another volunteer or wrile
down my feelings."
Regarding the pressure of being a
volunteer, Peters said: "When I first
started work ing here, it was hard to deal
with. You always want things to turn
out well for the other person. Just from
experience we try to do the best we can.
You just learn to deal with it; it is just
part of the job."
With training four times a year.
Helpline's next class starts Jan. 23.
Hough said the members of the next
class needed to plan to rem. in in the
Chapel Hill area for most of the sum
mer. Volunteers need to remain active
during the summer both to serve
Helpline and to avoid losing skills or
confidence, she said.