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Thursday, July 16, 1987
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By MIKE BERARDINO
Derrick Fenner, former record
setting running back at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, will be
tried for murder beginning Oct. 26
in Upper Marlboro, Md., a Prince
George's County circuit court
judge determined Monday.
Last Friday, a $100,000 bond
was set for Fenner, who was
charged with murder in a drug
related shooting. The 20-year-old
Fenner was indicted June 30 on
murder and five other charges in
connection with the May 23
shooting of 19-year-old Marcellus
stolen on campus
By RON CRAWFORD -
Although the U.S. Olympic
Festival is barely underway, sou
venir hunters have already
stripped the campus of many
decorative Olympic Festival
"We started putting them up on
Friday and had 40 up by Saturday
afternoon," said Allen Reep,
director of promotions for N.C.
Amateur Sports, "and half of them
were gone by Sunday."
The banners, which were spe
cially designed for competition
sites, feature yellow and purple
abstract designs on a green back
ground, and come in two sizes, 30
inches by five feet and 30 inches
by 10 feet. The banners that were
stolen were hung about 12 feet
above the ground,. Reep said.
Paul Hoolahan, UNC athletic
fitness director, said Tuesday that
the banners had been replaced, but
this time they were hung at least
20 feet above the ground.
Reep said the banners will be
sold as souvenirs after the festival
for $10. The banners cost $28
"We expected some theft
because they're attractive and
make great souvenirs," Reep said.
"We just would like for them to
. have stayed up a while longer."
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Leach in Hyattsville, Md. Leach
died a day later.
Police said Leach was shot
during a drug "turf war" in thd
courtyard of Kirkwood Apart
ments. Fenner is charged with the
attempted murder of Kenny
Robinson, 17, who was wounded
during the incident.
Fenner has been held in the
Prince George's County Correc
tional Center in Upper Marlboro
since being arrested June 2.
Pretrial motions hearings in the
murder case are set for Sept. 21
Fenner also faces charges of
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New-admissions standards put on hold
By RON CRAWFORD
The UNC system Board of
Governors has decided to post
pone plans to set admission
requirements for UNC-system
schools after hearing a report
saying nearly half of the state's
high school students could not
meet the requirements. "
The new requirements, which
would prescribe common min
imum standards for admission for
all 16 campuses, were adopted in
February of 1984 and would have
taken effect in 1988. Now, imple
mentation of the policy will be
delayed until 1990.
A recent survey of 2,045 N. C.
high school juniors revealed that
48.7 percent of them were so "far
possession of cocaine and trans
porting a handgun steniming from
an April 9 arrest in Clinton, Md.
A .38 caliber revolver was found
in the truck Fenner was driving
and 25 vials of a white powdery
substance were discovered in a
coat he was wearing.
A trial date has not yet been
set for those charges of cocaine
possession and transporting a
In all, Fenner faces a maximum
of two life sentences, 47 years in
prison and $27,500 in fines.
Approximately 20 of Fenner's
relatives, friends and former
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Monday afternoon. Carolina
requirements could not be met by
the time they completed twelfth
Among black eleventh graders,
the proportion was 67.7 percent,
while the proportion of white
eleventh graders who were off
schedule or off track was 41.1
At the same time, a telephone
poll of an additional 1,559 elev
enth graders showed that 49
percent of those polled were
unaware the requirements were
CD. Spangler, UNC-system
president, said the new standards
will result in students being better
prepared for college work and will
improve the admissions standards
of the UNC system as a whole;
coaches attended Friday's bond
Prosecuting attorney Mary I.
Scherstrom urged Judge Jacob
Levin to set no bail, emphasizing
that Fenner had been free on his
own recognizance in connection
with the April 9 arrest at the time
of the Leach shooting.
"I asked the judge if he was
inclined to set a bond, to set a high
bond," Scherstrom said. "I
thought the judge was very fair."
The $100,000 bond requires a
non-refundable $10,000 deposit
According to Joel Worshtil,
Fenner's lawyer, attempts were
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Olympic Festival athletes who
standard, so it's an increase in
standards from where weVe been
in the past," Spangler said. "Dif
ferent campuses have always had
standards higher than the min
imum, but this (policy) raises
standards across the board."
The new requirements will
require incoming freshmen to take
12 specific courses in high school:
four units of English; three units
of math, including algebra I,
algebra II, and one other higher
level math course; two units of
social studies, including one U.S.
history course, and three units of
science, including one biology
course, one physical science
course, and one lab course.
Presently, UNC-CH requires
entering freshmen to complete
being made to raise the money.
"Family and friends are seeing
what they can do over the week
end," Worshtil told the Durham
Morning Herald. "It's a lot of
money. Well have to see."
Scherstrom said she has asked
Levin to try the cases chronolog
ically, handling the drug and
weapon case first.
Defense attorneys told Levin
Friday that Fenner was 30 minutes
away from the Kirkwood Apart
ments at the time of the shooting
and that they have 10 witnesses
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are housed on campus.
unit of social science.
Anthony Strickland, assistant
director of undergraduate admis
sions, said the new course require
ments would help high schools
students to plan ahead for future
"The (new requirements) may
start people thinking earlier about
what they Ye going to do with their
lives," Strickland said.
However, he said, the new
requirements need to allow room
for flexibility. "I would like to see
some provision for making an
exception if the student seems to
justify it," he said. "I would hate
to see the addition of the require
ments be done so inflexibly that
we would not have any options."
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