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Hi C2 Thursday, April 29, 1 993 INSIDE LOCAL Cost of CNU education i 11111,1111 increases again next year Wednesday's numbers Pick 3: 5-2-6 Pick 4: 0-4-5-1 LOttO: 3-5-10-28-33-43 a variety of jobs. GET CLOSE. Actress Glenn Close, a College of William and Mary alumna, will speak and answer ques-; tions from the audience at William and Revenue pays for books, faculty raises By Ronnie Crocker Daily Press NEWPORT NEWS Christopher Newport University students, who saw their tuition and fees go up 25 percent this school year, will pay 11.8 percent more in 1993-94. Under a plan approved Wednesday by the Board of Visitors, full-time, in-state students will pay $3,196 next year, compared with $2,860 this year. The tab for out-of-state students will go from $6,852 to $7,860, an increase of 14.7 percent.

The additional million dollars in revenue generated by the increases will pay raises for the faculty and staff, add a clinical psychologist and a few administrative positions and put more books in the campus library. It also will pay for more recruiting trips to lure out-of-state students to the Newport News campus when the school's first dormitory opens in 1994. The CNU hike exceeds the 9.6 percent increase announced this month at Old Dominion University. The annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-state students at the Norfolk school will be $3,780. Danette Cross got wind of the CNU tuition hike 20 minutes before her physics final.

"That affects the amount of food CNU has long prided itself on providing a low-cost, high-quality education. For 1992-93, it boasted the fourth lowest tuition and fees among 15 state-supported four-year colleges. With Wednesday's announced rates, CNU moves up to sixth cheapest, based on announced and projected tuition rates at the other schools. The CNU board will approve the 1993-94 budget in July. The increased expenditures for next year do not include additional faculty positions, but provost Richard M.

Summerville told board members to brace for a request for 20 to 25 additional professors next spring. The new positions will be needed to accommodate an expected 400 new students who will come when the dorm opens. Those students less than 10 percent of the student body will likely be paying rates comparable to the University of Virginia for tuition, fees, room and board. Cindi R. Perry, assistant vice president for administration and finance, said the housing rates are lower than expected because of lower interest rates and other economies.

Room and board was originally estimated at $5,050 per year but now is projected to be $4,740. Perry said the university hopes to get that figure down to $4,500. TUNNEL Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the bridge-tunnel from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and Friday night for construction of turn-out lanes.

1-64, HAMPTON. The left and center lanes of eastbound Interstate 64 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight for pavement repairs. 1-64, HAMPTONNEWPORT NEWS.

The eastbound and westbound shoulders of Interstate 64 from Hampton Roads Center Parkway to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday. Crews will dig and clean ditches, grade and pave shoulders and install guardrails.

The eastbound and westbound passing lanes of the same stretch of 1-64 will be closed from 1 1 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and Friday night while crews install concrete barriers. 1-64, JAMES CITY COUNTY. Alternating westbound lanes of 1-64 from Route 607 at the Croaker Road intersection to the New Kent County line will be closed from 6 p.m.

to 5 a.m. nightly until May 31 for concrete pavement repair. 1-64, VIRGINIA BEACH. The westbound passing lane of 1-64 between the ChesapeakeVirginia Beach city line and the twin bridges will be closed from 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m.

Friday for concrete barrier work. JEFFERSON AVENUE, NEWPORT NEWS. The right southbound lane of Jefferson Avenue from Pavilion Place to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

daily through May 8 while a sound wall is constructed. MIDTOWN TUNNEL, NORFOLKPORTSMOUTH. Alternating eastbound and westbound lanes of the Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 8:30 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Friday for drain cleaning.

ROUTE 189, SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY. Alternating northbound and southbound lanes of Route 189 between Smith Ferry Road and Pretlow Road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Saturday for road repairs. WYTHE CREEK ROAD, HAMPTON.

Alternating northbound and southbound lanes of Wythe Creek Road from the Poquoson city line to Armistead Avenue will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Friday for road widening. Area United Way decides to rejoin national group CLOSE. Speaking at Mary Hall.

Free and open to the public. Doors open at 8 p.m. GIVE BLOOD. 8 a.m.-l p.m., Hampton High School, gymnasium, 1491 W. Queen Hampton; 2-6 p.m., American Red Cross, Hampton Roads Blood Donation Center, 4915 W.

Mercury Hampton. Information: 838-7320. LEARN ABOUT COLON CANCER PREVENTION. At lecture at 7 p.m., Sentara HOPE Medical Center, 300 Marcella Road, Hampton. Cynthia Satterwhite and Lisa Odabasi, gastroenterol-ogists, discuss ways in which colon cancer can be prevented by early screenings and treatment.

Free and open to public. Registrationinformation: 1-800-SEN-TARA. REMINDER. The National Cancer Institute is sponsoring the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial. If you're a woman at least 35 years of age, call the James River Cancer Center to learn more about your risk of developing breast cancer and the possibility of participating in the national study.

Call the hotline at 766-1905 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours and on weekends, leave message and call will be returned. BIG BETHEL ROAD, HAMPTON.

Traffic from the two northbound lanes of Big Bethel Road from a quarter-mile south of Pon-derosa Drive to North Park Lane will be moved into one of the southbound lanes until May 15 while crews construct new northbound lanes. COLEMAN BRIDGE. No bridge openings are scheduled, but this is subject to change without notice. DOWNTOWN TUNNEL, NORFOLKPORTSMOUTH. Alternating eastbound and westbound lanes of the Downtown Tunnel will be closed from 9 p.m.

to 5 a.m. nightly May 3-6 for runnel washing. HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE- Wednesday's question: immigration laws too lax? YES: 155 Bob Hayes, incoming chairman of the local United Way, said the national organization has made several changes sought by local chapters. The reforms include local representation on the national board and stronger internal financial controls. United Way of America also trimmed its budget by 24 percent.

"We've been monitoring their progress," Hayes said. "Now we feel that, to see all of our conditions are met, we need to be a member." Chapter dues also were cut from 1 1 8,000 to $67,000, officials said. Resuming payments to the S. Hampton Roads pleased with changes The Associated Press NORFOLK The United Way of South Hampton Roads will resume paying dues to its national organization, whose former president was accused of mismanagement, board members said Wednesday. William Aramony, former president of United Way of America, resigned in February 1992 after questions were raised about his management and extravagant spending.

He has since threatened to sue for more than $5 million he claims he is due under his old contract. Local United Way officials had voted in February against affiliation with the national organization. But they said they decided to rejoin United Way of America after the national organization means Unit- ed Way of South Hampton Roads 1 1 Christopher Newport University's Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the 1993-94 school year. Tuition Students 1992-93 1993-94 In-state $2,860 $3,196 Out-of-state $6,852 $7,860 we eat," said Cross, a wife and mother of two. Cross, who graduates in December with a computer science degree, describes herself as "extremely sensitive" to such increases because her husband's Newport News Shipbuilding salary puts the family just out of reach of financial aid.

Cross said she can't afford child care; her in-laws drove up from Tupelo, to watch the children during final exams. Cross said she would not mind the sacrifices if she got more services in return, such as on-campus day care for older students. "It's not a reality that everybody's 18 on campus anymore," she said. Chris Hodges, at work on his second CNU bachelor's degree, also winced when told of the increase. "I've got to work a little bit more, get a few more hours or get a higher paying job," said Hodges, a 26-year-old who is living at home but paying his way through school with national organization voted this month to postpone indefinitely any payments to Aramony.

United Way of South Hampton Roads officials had urged the national organization not to pay Aramony. About 74 percent of the local United Way organizations across the country have resumed paying dues, including those on the Peninsula and in Williamsburg and Richmond. "We're glad to put it behind us because we feel it distracts from the fund-raising campaign," board member Lee Starkey said. The local United Way uses its funds to support more than 60 area service agencies. In its last campaign, it raised about $15.7 million.

In a survey of about 300 donors, 68 percent urged United Way of South Hampton Roads to rejoin the national organizations, officials said. He said his new chambers are comparable to other federal judges' chambers at the 60-year-old Norfolk courthouse. "I feel a solemn responsibility to keep the courthouse in the same shape it was in when it was built," he said. "I'm not trying to be extravagant." The building, of Gothic-deco design, was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The renovation was approved several years ago, but the work went on at a time when the federal judiciary is short on money.

Congress appropriated $2.47 billion for federal courts in 1993, $370 million less than requested. Ditches Continued from C1 ditches might be done. "There'll always be some people who'll come back and say "That doesn't take care of my but we've got to start somewhere," Wagner said. He expects the project will be approved by the state before July 1 and work will start this summer. Permission will be sought from owners of the property the ditches go through.

"Because Mathews County's terrain is so flat," Wagner said, "the least little thing, dirt in the ditch or a tree falling across the ditch, will back the water up for as much as a mile." He said he'll either advertise for a contractor to do everything, or for hired equipment. The county has 40 or 50 outfall ditches that need to be cleaned, Wagner said. "About all we've been able to do with the forces and the money we've got is go in there and hand-clean these outfall ditches, working through the woods as best we can, and you really can't do what needs to be done by hand-clean-. ing," he said. i5i DF wiftHT SUPERVI SORS.

2 p.m., Board of Supervisors' Room, county courthouse complex, Route 258. Board expected to vote on 1993-94 school budget. ISLE OF WIGHT SCHOOL BOARD. 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors' Room, county courthouse complex, Route 258. Work session on schools.

MATHEWS SUPERVISORS. 7:30 p.m., multipurpose room, Thomas Hunter School, Mathews Court House. Public hearing on 1993-94 budget. NEWPORT NEWS COUNCIL 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 2400 Washington Ave. Public hearing on 1993-94 operating budget.

NEWPORT NEWS SCHOOLS. 7-9 p.m., Ferguson High School, 1 1 Shoe Lane, Newport News. Planning session for new high schools. SURRY SUPERVISORS. 7 p.m..

court room, Surry County Government Center. Discussion of the 1993-94 school system budget and a preliminary review of the total county budget. I faHIMHIffilBBt 1 TEEN-AGE PREGNANCIES. Every day, 54 Virginia teen-agers become according to Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads and Catholic Charities USA. In 1990 alone, more than 19,536 young women in Virginia between the ages of 10-19 became pregnant.

"Both times I've pled guilty is to keep the clients' names out of the paper, and I'll continue to do so." Denbigh madam Tbni Thomas. Story, Al. "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Dial 247-7878 to give your opinion on today's question. Sound Off calls will be taken until noon today. You need a touchtone phone.

you vote for Bill Clinton? Bateman Continued from C1 nis and getting his wife's way paid for, too, to which Bateman answered, "It did not make it any less attractive, I will certainly admit. "You don't have this kind of conference and expect people to come in early April in Nome, Alaska," Bateman added. Dan Scandling, spokesman for Bateman, said Wednesday night, "I think people need to understand one thing, which is who belongs to that organization." Among the companies represented by the association are Canon, Martin Marietta and Boeing, all of which do business in Bateman's district, Scandling said. The congressman was invited to the meeting because of his expertise on the defense budget and conversion from military industry, Scandling said. will be able to use the United Way logo and receive training from national fund-raising experts.

The local chapter also will be able to join national promotional campaigns, including one by the National Football League. In March, federal courts across the country were told that funds for court-appointed attorneys could run out by late April, five months before Despite cash shortage, repairs to U.S. courthouse over budget Are U.S. NO: 10 rne sian or ine new riscai year on Oct. 1.

i Mnra Mrpntlv th rniirtR weri There needs to be some kind of testing before they're allowed into this country if they can't speak English. As usual, the government will do too little too late about it. We're bringing in people with communicable diseases, with radical political ideas, people who are after a handout and not hard work. Learning English should be a requirement for immigration. They should have to pass the GED written in English to get U.S.

citizenship. Most immigrants come to this country for what they can get, not what they can give. We've got too many of them. I thought all you needed was the two magic words "political asylum" and you're in. Let's take care of the people at home first.

This country was built by immigrants and anti-immigrant backlash is xenophobic and racist. It's a sad day when we don't let immigrants come into the United States. This sounds like a racist question to me. I don't see where immigration laws have anything to do with the language problem. We must remember that foreign scientists and engineers are the ones who are keeping America competitive, and provisions should be made to allow foreign people to come into the United States.

It's great that people can speak another language. Everybody should learn a second language. We should let more new immigrants in because, generally, they are the only ones who are working hard. Today's question: If the election were held today, would Va. fears $25 The Associated Press NORFOLK A federal courthouse renovation that includes plush new chambers for a senior judge has gone over its budget at a time when federal courts can't afford attorneys for indigent defendants and juries for civil trials.

The renovations, which also included remodeled offices for probation and pretrial workers and court stenographers, have cost $1.43 million so far. The new chambers are for U.S. District Judge J. Calvitt Clarke a former chief judge. Clarke, 72, has maintained an active caseload since taking senior status in 1991, Fire Continued from C1 Fanned by strong, gusting winds from the north, the fire spread quickly to the other buildings in the L-shaped complex.

A preliminary estimate of the loss to buildings was $650,000, Oliver said. "We're not certain of the loss in terms of the contents," Oliver said. Two front-end loaders rolled across the site, scooping up debris to be hauled away. Assistant Fire Chief Emory McCoy Sr. said he expected far more injuries and deaths from the devastating fire because of the time the fire started, swirling, gale-force winds and the pressed paperboard used in the outside walls of the complex.

Oliver said inspectors did not find any code violations. The fire has brought an outpouring of donations of food, clothing, and shelter from people, churches and businesses, according to Joyce Henry, emergency shelter coordinator for Norfolk's social services office. if N.C. approves lottery told to stop scheduling civil trials after May 12 because of a shortage of funds to pay jurors. The Norfolk renovation, which is nearly complete, went over its original budget by about $200,000, according to the General Services Administration.

Raising a ceiling and installing "superpremium" mahogany paneling in the judge's chambers drove up the cost a combined $170,000. Murderer caught with concealed gun The Associated Press RICHMOND Glenn H. Barker, convicted of the 1982 murder of a Charlottesville girl whose body was never found, has been arrested on a weapons charge, authorities said. Barker was charged with possession of a concealed weapon after Henrico County police found a pellet gun in his truck during a traffic stop last month, authorities told The Daily Progress newspaper of Charlottesville. Barker, who is free on a $1,000 bond, would face up to six years in prison and revocation of his parole if he is convicted.

A hearing is scheduled for May 11. Barker, 33, was released from prison last year on mandatory parole after serving less than half of his 18-year sentence for the second-degree murder of 12-year-old Katherine S. Worsky. Officials said Barker became only the second person in Virginia history to be convicted of murder without authorities discovering the victim's body. million loss services and other expenses is what remains after paying prizes and administrative costs.

The estimated $70 million sales loss did not surprise North Carolina lottery advocates. "I had heard it was as high as $80 million," said state Rep. David Redwine, D-Brunswick. Redwine has sponsored lottery referendum bills for the past three sessions. "It's no surprise to me," said House Majority Leader Toby Fitch, whose district is along Interstate 95 about 60 miles from the Virginia border.

The Wilson County Democrat said the interstate gives his constituents a quick route to their favorite Virginia lottery retailer. North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt recently said he would not oppose a lottery referendum. Each of the three bills calls for a referendum this November. If approved, a lottery could begin by spring or summer of 1994.

The Associated Press RICHMOND Virginia Lottery officials say the state's general fund could lose $25 million a year if North Carolina approves a lottery of its own. Three bills that would authorize a lottery referendum are pending in the North Carolina General Assembly. Legislators are expected to vote on the bills before adjourning this summer. Virginia's lottery has been popular in the Tar Heel state. Sixteen of the top 20 lottery retailers in Virginia are along the state's southern border, and 7.8 percent of the lottery's revenue is provided by North Carolina residents.

"To translate that to dollars, it's about $70 million at our current sales rate," James Nulph, the lottery's director of marketing, told the Virginia Lottery Board this week. The state's cut of about $25 million for schools, health and social 1.

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