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By Chris Trahan
With the N.C. primaries just a month
away, several local and campus groups
are working busily to register voters
and to garner support for their candi
dates. B ut even with the best efforts of these
area groups, voter turnout for the May 5
primary may be much lower than it was
in the last presidential primary.
Unlike the 1988 campaign, when the
primary was held on Super Tuesday,
this year's preliminary election will be
held after most students have left forthe
summer. The timing of the elections
and the lack of any major suspense in
both races will lead to low student turn
out, said UNC political science profes
sor Thad Beyle.
"Primary turnout is (usually) quite
low unless there are extreme circum
stances," Beyle said. "Since most races
have already been decided, maybe even
the presidency, there is no reason for
students to vote."
Because both the Democratic and the
dies at age 90
By Deborah Greenwood
Arnold Kimsey King, who served
N.C. colleges and universities for 61
years in various capacities, died Mon
day of a heart attack at age 90.
"In the 90 years that (King) was here,
he became an institution," said William
Friday, president emeritus of the UNC
system. "He was respected and revered
by governors, University officials and
many other leaders throughout the state."
King left Hendersonville to attend
the University in 1919. He began his
career at UNC as a 17-year-old fresh
Supporters to seek
By Bonnie Rochman
Assistant University Editor
Supporters of a free-standing black
cultural center said they are tired of
waiting for financial backing from the
University and will turn to outside indi
viduals for help in funding a new build
ing. Trish Merchant, the student chair
woman of the BCC facilities commit
tee, said Wednesday she thought pri
vate donors could provide enough
money so that the University would not
need to contribute.
"We're cultivating support from vari
ous individuals within the community
UNC seeks reduced fees
to dump power plant ash
By Brendan Smith
If local governments do not agree
to reduce fees charged to the Univer
sity for dumping its power plant ash in
the county landfill, the University has
threatened to take its ash and its fees
elsewhere, Landfill Owners Group
members said Wednesday.
: University officials have said they
will discontinue dumping ash pro
duced by the coal-powered plant in
the county landfill if the $21 -per-ton
tipping fee is not lowered, LOG chair
man Alan Rimer said.
; The LOG.composed of three mem
bers representing the governing bod
ies of Chapel HilU Carrboro and Or
ange County, has recommended that
local governments cut the fee to $13
per ton. The Chapel Hill town staff
worked with the University to deter
mine the amount of a lower fee.
; - Rimer said the University's tipping
fees should be reduced, or the county
would lose needed funds because the
University would discontinue its busi
ness with the landfill.
mania: Local groups prepare for primaries
GOP presidential races appear to be
decided already, students are uncertain
about what impact, if any, their vote
will have in the upcoming elections.
Shannon Covington, a sophomore
from Winston-Salem, said that even in
the primaries, every eligible citizen
"I am going to vote because I feel that
I should participate in government,"
she said. "All people should vote."
But Claudine Chen, a freshman from
Charlotte, said she had not yet decided
whether she was going to vote.
"I really just haven't thought about
it," Chen said. "I don't know enough
about the candidates to vote."
Although the campus' two major
political organizations the Young
Democrats and Young Republicans
are not yet supporting specific candi
dates, both groups are participating in
voter registration drives.
"Since the primaries are on May 5,
the day after final exams end, many
people will be going home and won't be
able to vote," said Jennifer Wilks, presi
dent of the UNC Young Democrats.
man studying chemistry under former
UNC-system President Francis
After teaching at the UNC School of
Education, he earned his master's and
doctorate in history at the University of
Friday, who worked closely with
King for IS years, said he had held a
variety of positions on campus and had
contributed extensively to the Univer
sity. "He was the associate dean of the
Graduate School and a long-time direc-
See DEATH, page 2
and outside," Merchant said. "For the
actual construction of the building, we're
not anticipating asking the University
for any money."
Delores Jordan has expressed the
support of the Michael Jordan Founda
tion, but Merchant refused to release
the names of potential donors.
Margo Crawford, BCC director, said
she was reluctant to say that no Univer
sity funds would be used for construc
tion. "We're working with the develop
ment office, and however their proce
dures are, my assumption is that we'll
be working with them, assisting them
and identify ing donors to support a free
"It's pure economics for me," he
said. "The ash is a commodity at this
Area recycling services are funded
primarily through tipping fees, and
losing the University-paid fees would
inhibit the expansion of the recycling
program. Rimer said.
Bruce Heflin, Chapel Hill public
works director, said the University
estimated that the plant would pro
duce between 25,000 and 30,000 tons
of ash next year.
The University requested to keep
about 10,000 tons of the ash, which
will be marketed as an agricultural
supplement, Heflin said. The remain
ing 20,000 tons, at $1 3 per ton, could
generate $260,000 for the town if
local governments accept the fee re
duction proposed by the University.
But Tom Gurganus, a LOG mem
ber and Carrboro Alderman, said the
University should pay the same fees
as everyone else.
Gurganus said he preferred an
across-the-board increase in tipping
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Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with
Members of Students for Buchanan
"We are passing out information about
absentee balloting and helping the
League of Women Voters register stu-
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part of the biennial Humanities Festival. In addition to musical celebration and a Native-American artifact demonstration.
out private funding
standing BCC," Crawford said.
Construction of a new building will
require massive amounts of funding,
Crawford said. "A feasibility study that
we had done in 1989 suggested about
$2.5 million, but now it's probably about
$3.5 million," she said.
Merchant said Chancellor Paul
Hardin had come to the realization that
the idea of a free-standing building has
"After Friday, it's been taken to an
other level," she said. "The chancellor
realized it's not just the black students
asking for it. It's the black communities
of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham."
The BCC was officially renamed
Moon Pie Shulympics to raise funds
for Shumaker chaired professorship
By Jon Whlsenant
Will eating Moon Pies make people
Maybe not, but students who can eat
a Moon Pie and then whistle the Caro
lina fight song can participate in an
event to help promote excellence in
teaching at UNC.
Journalism professor Jim Shumaker
will be honored April 1 2 with the Moon
Pie Shulympics, an event to raise money
for the recently created James H.
Shumaker Term Professorship.
Teams of six to eight alumni and
students will strive and sweat for the
chance to have a gold Moon Pie dangle
from their necks. Second- and third
place finishers will have to make do
with silver or bronze snack cakes.
'This is a wonderful opportunity to
introduce alumni, faculty, students and
passersby to the Southern delicacy that
is called a Moon Pie," said Shumaker,
who has taught at the UNC School of
Journalism and Mass Communication
for 19 years.
man an information table in the Pit
Charlton Allen, chairman of the UNC
Young Republicans, said his organiza
Friday for Sonja Haynes Stone, an Af
rican and Afro-American studies pro
fessor who died in August.
"It was the official renaming cer
emony, and it also was a pageant in our
efforts to officially cultivate support,"
"People were educated by those that
were involved with Dr. Stone and (those
that) knew that she supported a free
Supporters must wait for Hardin to
decide on an appropriate campus loca
tion for a BCC, Merchant said.
But Michelle Thomas, new Black
Student Movement president, said BSM
members' plans for the future would
Shumaker said many students had
been deprived of Southern foods, such
as grits, souse meat, chitlins, fried green
tomatoes and pig knuckles. This is the
perfect opportunity to make up for lost
time, he said.
In his newspapercolumns, Shumaker
often mentions Moon Pies as part of his
idea of Southern mythology.
Shulympics events will include the
Moon Walk, a 50-yard dash while bal
ancing a Moon Pie on one's head; a
Moon Pie flying disk toss, a test of
accuracy and strength; the Moon Pie
broad jump; and a contest in which
competitors will whistle Carolina'sfight
song after scarfing a Moon Pie.
The School of Journalism and Mass
all the vowels missing. Duke Ellington
tion was working to get students in
volved in the political process.
Students can register to vote in the
Chapel Hill Public Library or at the
League of Women Voters and Young
Democrats table in the Pit. Potential
voters must present a picture identifica
tion card and proof of N.C. residency to
Students who will not be in Chapel
Hill May S still can vote in Orange
County by filing absentee ballots with
the Orange County Board of Elections
by April 28 and turning in completed
ballots by May 4.
While some students are helping re-'
cruit voters, others are taking a more
active role in the campaign serving
as local campaign workers for indi
About 1 5 students not associated with
the Young Republicans have formed a
local group in support of Patrick
Buchanan, one of President Bush's pri
mary GOP challengers.
Culley Carson, co-president of Stu
dents for Buchanan, said that in addi
tion to handing out information in the
not be affected by Hardin's indecision.
"He said publicly that he doesn't
support a free-standing building, so we
don't expect an answer," Thomas said.
Hardin was out of town Wednesday
and could not be reached for comment,
but his secretary said she did not think
he had reached a decision yet.
If the decision were up to Thomas,
she said she would begin construction
between Wilson Library and Kenan.
Merchant declined to comment on
her location of preference.
Although supporters are trying to
raise money independent of the Univer
sity, Merchant said she still expected to
Communication recently kicked off the
$250,000 campaign to endow the
Shumaker professorship. The endow
ment will be awarded to other members
of the school's faculty for up to three
Recipients will be selected based on
teaching quality and will receive a sal
"We want to carry Shu's name in the
school permanently and link it with
teaching excellence," said Richard Cole,
journalism school dean.
Shumaker said he was honored that
his name was given to the endowed
"I'd rather have the money, but I owe
a lot to the school and the University,"
he said. "It's the least I can do."
Paul Gardner, journalism school di
rector of development and organizer of
the event, said students should enjoy
the Moon Pie festivities.
'The Shulympics is a good chance
for students to have some fun and say
hello to Mr. Shumaker," Gardner said.
Barbecue and, of course. Moon Pies
will be served to students.
Pit, his group was preparing for an ap
pearance by the conservative columnist
next week in Raleigh.
"We are signing people up to hear
him speak," Carson said. "We are help
ing to bring together those people who
don't like Bush."
President Bush, who most experts
agree already has locked up the Repub
lican nomination, has not established an
official state headquarters yet.
The N.C. Bush-Quayle campaign,
led by Gov. Jim Martin, hopes to have a
home base set up by next week.
Former CaliforniaGov. Jerry Brown,
Bill Clinton's last remainingchallenger,
has local support in the form of a stu
dent group run from the campus of N.C.
Colin McNamara, founder of the
NCSU Students for Brown group, said
his organization had been posting fliers
around the NCSU and UNC campuses
in hopes of recruiting student members.
"What we have done is distributed
about 200 bright green flyers around the
Triangle area trying to get the word out
about Jerry Brown," he said.
By Chris Goodson
The Orange County Assembly of
Governmentsentertained a request from
the Chatham County Board of Com
missioners to purchase water from the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority at a
Wednesday night meeting.
Mark Ashness, public works director
for Chatham County, said state regula
tions are forcing the county to provide
water services for 6,000 planned homes
in northern regions of the county.
The homes have been approved, but
the construction of the homes probably
will not be complete for many years,
"I personally don't think that all 6,000
of these lots are going to be built in the
next six months," Ashness said.
Chatham County seeks to purchase
water from OWASA to supplement its
own water supplies until the county can
afford to build a new water plant on
Jordan Lake in ten years, he said.
The Orange County Assembly of
Governments meets twice a year to dis
cuss matters affecting governments
within the county. Orange County com
missioners. Chapel Hill Town Council
members, Carrboro Aldermen and mem
bers of the Hillsborough Town Board
attended the meeting.
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Art Werner said the request should be
carefully considered, adding that the
"O" in OWASA stood for Orange.
"What should be OWASA's long
range goal is to provide to Orange
County," he said.
Lois Herring, chairwoman of the
OWASA board, said the utility would
have enough water in the next ten years
to sell to Chatham County and still
provide for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and
an emergency supply to Hillsborough.
"We like to help our neighbors,"
"We have a community interest in
Chatham County that transcends local
The Assembly of Governments was
created to deal with countywide and
intercounty problems like a border dis
pute that once occurred between Or
ange and Chatham counties. Herring
"We didn't get guns and start a bor
der war then," she said. "We just sat
down and discussed it in a friendly way
for about a hundred years.
Herring said she thought the water
issue could be resolved in a much shorter
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird
said she would like to discuss changing
the makeup of the OWASA advisory
board, which is appointed by the par
Because Chapel Hill has five votes
and Orange County and Carrboro have
only two votes each, influencing a deci
sion often is difficult, Kinnaird said.
'There is a deadlock once and a
while," she said. "We can never, even
joining with Orange County, prevail."
The assembly decided that the county
governments should review concerns
and questions about OWASA and then
reconvene to work out issues concern
ing OWASA and Chatham County's