The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina on April 12, 1991 · Page 3
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Friday, April 12, 1991
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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 12, 19913. CAA gTOEsors race to 6MakeAWiIk9;. Loreleis to hold spring concert April 19 The Loreleis, UNC's all-female a cappella group, will hold their annual spring concert at 8 p.m. April 19 in Memorial Hall. Tickets are $4 and are available from the Union Box Office, SchoolKids Records, Record Bar, at the door or from any Lorelei. Jackson adviser to give talk about campaigns Ronald Walters will present a public lecture on political strategies for African-American candidates today at 2 p.m. in the Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Walters was an adviser to Jesse Jackson in his 1984 and 1988 political campaigns. Students can register for 1991-1992 parking Students can pre-register through the end of April for parking permits for the 1991-1992 school year. Students should go to the transpor tation office located behind Morrison Residence Hall to register. They must have their car registration. Asian Student Association to hold fund-raiser The Asian Student Association is sponsoring a compact disc sale for the Ronald McDonald House and The Magic for Music Company. Huge selections of CDs, tapes and posters will be sold for less than $3 each. The sale will be held in 205 Union April 15-17. Items can be bought Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Geography team competes in ASU Bowl The UNC Geography Bowl team competed April 6 in the Fifth Annual Geography Bowl at Appalachian State University. This was the first time the UNC team participated in the competition. Team members Stephen Culp, Matthew Owen, Chris Jasparro, Kenneth Kidd and Ashley Chappell lost in the first round against N.C. State University, but then defeated Elon College, ASU, Western Carolina University and NCSU. They competed against Duke m the champi onship match, but lost. Anyone interested in participating on the 1992 team should contact John Florin, geography department chairman. Graduate business students win $2,500 Thomas Lee and Jane Roper, graduate business students, were named winners of the Fourth Annual Graduate Business Student competition April 5. They received the Golden Acorn prize, which includes a cash award of $2,500. The competition is sponsored annually by the N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center and KPMG Peat Marwick, an account ing firm. Each eligible N.C. graduate business school can enter two teams of graduate students to represent their campus in the competition. Fifteen teams from 10 schools participated in the event. School of Pharmacy names '91 practitioner Nelson Showalter of Broadway, Va., was selected the 1991 W.J. Smith Practitioner-in-Residence at the UNC School of Pharmacy. The program is designed to bring innovative pharmacy practitioners to the pharmacy school with the goal of influencing students in their career decisions. Showalter will spend April 14-1 6 at the pharmacy school participating in personnel management and geriatrics classes, and meeting with honors stu dents, graduate students and faculty in discussion groups. Assistant School of Medicine dean named Dr. Noelle Granger has been named assistant dean for student affairs of the School of Medicine. Her appointment was effective March 1. Granger is a professor of cell biology and anatomy and has been a UNC faculty member since 1981. She received the medical school's Basic Science Teaching Award in 1988. Researcher's grant to fund hemoglobin study Dr. Francine Smith, research in structor in the UNC School of Medicine, received a Junior Faculty Research Award from the American Cancer Society's N.C. division. The three-year, $90,500 award will fund Smith's research project, "Structural Studies of Modified Human He moglobins." She is investigating how oxygen binds to human hemoglobin, the major protein in red blood cells, to help scientists better understand ab normal hemoglobins. By Brian Golson Staff Writer The Carolina Athletic Association wants to make a dream come true. Alysha is a 4-year-old girl with leu kemia, and she wants to go to Disney World with her family. The CAA organized this Saturday s 4Tar Heel 10,000" benefit race to make the girl's dream a reality. This is the second year of the race. Sean Wilkinson, race coordinator and CAA vice president, said he was glad APO to hold student etier-wraiii By Sarah Suiter Staff Writer Alpha Phi Omega, a UNC coed service fraternity, is inviting all stu dents to attend a discussion on the budget cuts and a letter-writing campaign Tuesday at 8 p.m. in 209 Manning. History Professors Richard Soloway and James Leloudis will be at the meeting to answer any questions students might have about the state budget cuts, said Chris Kennedy, an APO member. Soloway said UNC faculty and departments will be hit hard by the state budget cuts, so it is important to have someone who can speak from a faculty perspective. The UNC-system's budget will be cut by $59.2 million. The history department has already told graduate students that 20 of the department's teaching assistant positions will be eliminated. Leloudis said, "I think one thing is that people have felt a real lack of knowledge about what might happen." caver W not conventional By Laura-Leigh Gardner Staff Writer Weaver Street Market is more than the average grocery store. One thing that makes Weaver Street Market unique is that it is a co-op about 1 ,250consumer shareholders and 30 worker shareholders own the store, said Ruffin Slater, the store's general manager. By paying $75 for one adult or $ 1 35 for two adults, shareholders can participate in voting on the store's Board of Directors and receive discounts on food as well as profits from the store. "The business operates for the ben efit of the people who own it," Slater said. "There is not an outside owner who skims off the profits." Workers receive a 20 percent dis count on items in the store, said Marilyn Butler, a worker shareholder at the store. Consumer members receive a 5 percent discount, but have an option to work at the store for three hours a week to receive an additional 15 percent discount, she said. The store, which opened at 101 E. WeaverStreet inCarrboroin June 1988, sells a variety of products, from produce to meat and poultry to baked goods. "We sell pretty much everything in a conventional grocery store," Slater said. But there are some differences, he said. The store carries cereals and juices made without sugar, and the bakery uses whole grains in their goods. The store also sells beef and poultry of animals that have not been injected with hormones and produce that has not been sprayed with pesticides. "We try to carry as much organically grown produce as possible," Slater said. Weaver Street Market also has a 30-seat cafe that serves quick foods, such Play presents a view of homosexuality By Mara Lee Staff Writer Don't be fooled. "The Making of the African Queen," showing in the Union Cabaret Friday and Saturday, is not a documentary about Katharine Hepburn. Senior Paul Dawson wrote, directed, and stars in this one-man show to give a personal account of "one gay 's journey into light." "It's about growing up in a very repressive atmosphere coming to terms with homosexuality in Helmsville," he said. The play uses monologues, modern dance, classical music, pop music, and even disco to express Dawson's thoughts. Killian Manning choreographed the show. "I had a lot of thoughts going through my head," Manning said. "I realized I had spent a lot of time looking for scripts these thoughts might apply to. I just bought a journal and started writing them down I just took it everywhere I went. "About a month and a half later, I decided this was my show." Dawson said he had deliberately chosen to present "African Queen" in the Union. "I wanted this play to be in the CAA chose to support the Eastern N.C. Make-A-Wish Foundation for the second straight year. "It is such a good cause, and they really need the support," he said. "There has been an increase in wishes that need to be granted due to an increase in life-threatening diseases, especially AIDS." The Make-A-Wish Foundation has chapters throughout the United States that grant wishes to terminally ill children. Wilkinson said he believed the races would be a success. "We're real excited g effort Soloway said he planned to talk with students about the political process of the budget cuts and how to target legislators who may be in a position to be influenced. Sally Causey, the project coordinator, said stationery, envelopes and legislators' addresses will be provided after the discussion. Students will be able to purchase stamps there, and pizza also will be served, she said. 1 Kennedy said even though legislative appropriations subcommittees met this week to decide the budget cuts, the letters still would make an impact. The budget still must be approved by the legislative committees, the full assembly and Gov. Jim Martin. Students need to tell their local legislators: "I voted for you in the local election. Now I'm in school, and I don't want you cutting my education," Kennedy said. "This is just our part in fighting the larger battle," he said. "It's important for us to do this so legislators know that we do care, and we're not going to stand idly by while they do things that are going to affect our future." t. Market a T! C as coffee, juices and muffins for breakfast, and salads and sandwiches for lunch. Beginning in May, the cafe will co-sponsor five outdoor concerts at lunchtime with the Chapel Hill Carrboro Downtown Commission. The store participates in many other community projects. "We've done a lot of stuff for the ArtsCenter," Slater said. Last year, Weaver Street Market contributed 1 percent of its sales for a month to the ArtsCenter, an amount that totaled about $4,000. On April 20, the store will participate in G'litter Day with several other environmental groups, Slater said. People will gather trash, then go to Weaver Street Market to empty their bags and win prizes. The store has also sponsored a Rainbow soccer team and recently contributed $1,000 to a rainforest preserve in Ecuador, he said. Weaver Street Market, which employs many students, has a pleasant working environment, Butler said. "I think that people have a fair amount of discretion in their job," she said. "People can work without someone looking over their shoulder all the time." The store also emphasizes the fact that employees have a stake in the business, Butler said. The opening of Wellspring Grocery in Village Plaza on Elliott Road has affected Weaver Street Market's business slightly, Slater said. But most of the store's customers have remained loyal, he said. "We're located in the middle of town," he said. "People use the store as a meeting place, a place to meet friends. "We're set up to work for the benefit of the community," Slater said. "People are pretty happy here. Our customers are pretty satisfied." the Student Union rather than in the drama building because it deals so directly with the University in many cases. The audience is so important. Hopefully this play will be seen by some of the people that really need to see it and not (be) preaching to the converted." Angela Crisp, producer of the play and representative of the Theater Arts Committee, said, "We support students to come up with incredible, creative pieces like this. We felt it was a subject that needed to be talked about." Clint Curtis, one of the dancers, said he had chosen to work on the show for several reasons. "I wanted to be a little more open-minded about the subject. I think in the beginning that was the biggest thing I had to set aside, being in this gay and lesbian piece not worrying if people thought I was homosexual. It really didn't matter." The play speaks to several audiences, Dawson said. "Among other things, it will offer an identity for a group of people who don't often see things portrayed that they can relate to. And of course, I'm being vague and I don't need to. I'm speaking of gays. "It's a challenge to your tolerance. I hope it leads us to look at the tolerance we have and why we have certain fears about it," he said. "We expect to double the attendance of 1 40 people we had last year in the 10K, and the weather should be great." Saturday's events will include a two-mile fun run at 9 a.m., a 5K race at 9 a.m., a 1 OK race at 1 0 a.m., and the 'Tar Heel Cool Down." The "cool down" will feature post-race entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective participants can register early or on Saturday before the race, he said. People interested in participating can stop by the Pit or call the CAA iiape! Mill otters classes for disabled By Nicole Perez Staff Writer The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring programs and classes for people in the community who have disabilities. The department holds two swimming classes geared toward people with handicaps, said Wendy Trueblood, mainstream coordinator for the parks and recreation department. Adapted Aquatics, which is offered Saturday mornings at the Community Center, aims to teach children and adults with disabilities to swim. "We emphasize individual instruction and try to work on the strengths that each person has to try to teach them how to swim," Trueblood said. "There are 1 0 participants and 10 volunteers ... and two instructors." The instructors must be certified in adaptive aquatic instruction before they can be hired, Trueblood said. The Adapted Aquatics class members have disabilities ranging from muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and blindness to mental retardation. The class, which started March 16 and lasts five weeks, costs $8 for residents of Orange County and $11 for non-residents. There is a fee-waiver policy for those who can not afford this cost. Tay-Sachs screening will be conducted by Jewish Community Service, Hillel i By Cathy Oberle Staff Writer Jewish Community Service and Hillel Foundation will sponsor a Tay-Sachs screening session Monday 5-7 p.m. at the Hillel House on West Cameron Avenue. Hal Greenwald, Hillel program director, said the screening would be administered by members of the Jewish Community Service who are in the medical field. The blood test will cost $10 per person or $10 per married couple, he said. Tay-Sachs is a fatal, hereditary disease that involves the absence of an enzyme that breaks down fatty substances within cells. In individuals with Tay-Sachs disease, the fatty substances build up in tissues and around nerves and eventually destroys them. A baby who inherits the disease appears healthy at birth, but his or her physical and mental conditions begin to deteriorate at 4 months to 6 months. Most children with Tay-Sachs disease die by the time they are 6 years old. The disease is inherited through healthy parents who carry the recessive genes but often do not know it. Approximately 82 percent of infected babies are born into families with no prior history of Tay-Sachs disease, according to a news release from the Jewish Community Service. Greenwald said he expected about 40 people to be tested Monday. Most of the people probably will be graduate and hatred, because sometimes I don't think we know." Curtis said, "It's a very personal play just because it has a lot to do with this life we've all been closed off to." Crisp said the script was much more than just an informative piece. "Some monologues are very humorous. Some are bitter. Some are heartbreaking. It's powerful, startling, shocking, intense and ultimately positive. There are so many feelings running throughout He does this incredible Katharine Hepburn imitation." Dawson said, "I think it's a type of play that I've not seen around here. It draws on popular music, modern dance, a one-man show. "It's a very frank play, and this is a subject that is rarely expressed frankly. And that kind of visibility is what we need now." "The Making of the African Queen; Or, One Gay's Journey Into Light" will be playing at 8 pm. April 12 and 13 in the Union Cabaret. Admission is free. A discussion will follow. It is sponsored by TAC of the Union Activities Board and the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association. office. The race will start and finish at the Irwin Belk track at Fetzer Field. The 10K is certified and sanctioned by the N.C. Association of the Athletics Congress, which means its length and the runners' times will be official, Wilkinson said. "A lot of serious runners won't enter a race unless it's sanctioned," he said. Jessica Vollmer, a member of the CAA race committee, said the 10K course was a definite improvement over last year's race. "We feel like it is more of an enjoyable run," she said. "It is The purpose of the program is working with people to enable them eventually to swim independently, Trueblood said. The strength of the program lies in its emphasis on each participant, Trueblood said. "It utilizes a very individualized approach," Trueblood said. "Plus, the volunteers are very dedicated, and the participants get recreation, exercise and in some cases therapeutic treatment.", Ten volunteers, who are students and professionals in the community, help the instructors work with each class. One woman who is visually impaired and a member of the swim class said she liked it because "it's not really tiring like aerobics and it's good for blood circulation." The woman said she had been able to swim before she lost her sight but that this was the first swim class she had taken after becoming blind. "This was like starting over," she said, "not seeing where you're going and having to have assistance in the water. I have trouble swimming straight, but they have the lane ropes, and I've learned to adjust to that." One of the best things about the program is the quality of the instructors and volunteers, she said. "All of them have been real nice and friendly," she said. "They assist me in students or non-students who are about to be married, he said. "The reality really hits home when you're about to get married and you're wondering whether you' re going to have completely healthy children," Greenwald said. Although the disease is more prevalent in the Jewish community, everyone should consider being tested, Greenwald said. "I encourage all students to recognize It was that close f - s 4 ' i i , " If A 1 ' ' ' m- try- X MpJa ill w$w$hS msA i'w v -"So A v J- '! mm Art f1! m I W gaff r tw ii ii ii - - , St,' ",,"v 1 , ' ?. ' ,'-v- ' - vi & a-'v - . ' - . .., " . iflja.- I1 ifM- iMVl IV iMf Vrfi MM Mfc ill ' ' - Tllll I' 1 Mint mtl'tW ' ' ilfif ' Robert Weatherly, a senior from Atlanta, skies to catch a Frisbee in front of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house in Fraternity Court. He was enjoying the beautiful spring weather. hilly and challenging." After the races, the CAA will spoa-' sor the 'Tar Heel Cool Down" on the intramural fields beside Carmichaet Auditorium. Entertainment will include , JamieBlock.theAlanMacDonaldBand ' and several UNC student comedians. Vollmer said awards will be given to 1 the top three male and female finishers' in the two-mile fun run and 5K; to the top two male and female finishers in the 10K in age categories; and to the oldest' finisher, youngest finisher and fastest UNC student. iwimmiii residents the shower room as well as in the water. I just thank God that they have the patience to deal with the handicapped." Nancy Perera, mother of 1 2-year-old Eileen, a participant in the swim class, said, "It's wonderful that people are willing to give up their free time on a Saturday morning to help the handicapped." Although Perera said she did not think her daughter had yet learned to swim, she said the program was both enjoyable and worthwhile. One of the more important benefits oi me program is me euuiauuu h jjiu-vides to those who are ignorant about the plight of the handicapped, Perera i saiu. itmi 1 L!I J a.1 mere are regular cimuren in me . pool ai me nine ui nicc ic::uii2 auu regular parents around the side of the pool," Perera said. "This helps them to see that our kids can do the same things i .l r i l j i as their kids." The visually impaired woman who participates in the program said, "Be-, cause we've lost our vision, we're not incapable of doing other things. "Because you have some type of; handicap, it doesn't mean that you; should be treated like you can't do; anything. It may take us longer than sighted people to learn how to do things, but we can still function in the world.'.' the urgency or having this test taken, h cairl Kttr cat than crrrv Arrnrnino fn the news rplpacp rn in c? , 71 HI nenn fi are. carriers ot I av-Sachs. - 1 I lne. in memhers nr the. American - le.wish nnnnlatinn are carriers. . a irnniipn anvnne ran ram rne penes . ror tne disease, carriers are usual ly ae-scendants of central and eastern Euro-; pean (Ashkenazi) Jews. Approximately 90 percent of American Jews are of Ashkenazi origin. DTHF ranees Lewis

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