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By CHRISTOPHER SONTCHI
Debate is growing in the N.C.
gubernatorial race with Lt. Gov. Bob
Jordan's proposal to replace the N.C.
Department of Commerce with a
state-funded private agency.
Jordan, the Democratic candidate,
said his plan would "promote growth
from within," but Republican Gov.
Jim Martin called the idea "dumb and
Jordan's proposal calls for the
reorganization of the department into
a corporation run by a board of
directors of state businessmen
appointed by the governor, who
would serve as chief executive officer.
The department would be replaced
with an Economic Development
Corporation to facilitate the growth
Experts umcoiicemed about mew AIDS viras
By BETH RHEA
A second AIDS virus discovered
in the United States in December is
no cause for concern, medical experts
"I don't think there's any need for
people to be alarmed," said Chuck
Fallis, public affairs specialist at the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
in Atlanta. "It's not a current prob
lem, but it's a potential problem."
Dr. Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur
Institute in Paris first discovered the
virus two and a half years ago in West
Africa, said Stanley Weiss, a profes
sor of preventive medicine and
community health at the University
of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark,
A woman from Cape Verde in
West Africa was admitted to the
Newark hospital during a 1987 visit
to the United States, Weiss said. The
woman, a victim of chronic illness,
Senators' differences delay action, Helms aide says
By AMY WINSLOW
I U.S. Senate confirmation action is
stalled for two federal judicial nomi
frees and a U.S. attorney candidate
packed by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C,
due to political tensions between
Helms and two Democratic senators,
Said a Helms aide Monday.
! "It appears that Sen. (Patrick)
Leahy, (D-Vt.), and Sen. (Edward)
Kennedy, (D-Mass.), are holding up
action because they disagree with
Helms' position on some things,
articularly additional funding to the
ienate Agncultural Coramittee,"said
indrew Hartsfield, a legislative aide
; But the delays have simply been
due to the recent overload of the
Judiciary Committee, not because of
any personal animosity, said Joe
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of businesses already in the state, said
Phil Weils, Jordan's campaign press
Although some job duties could
change, none of the 200 employees
of the department would lose their
jobs, he said.
Jordan made the proposal on Jan.
5 in Charlotte and reiterated it in the
gubernatorial debate Jan. 22. It is a
response to the fact that "the days
of the great buffalo hunt are over,"
Wells said, referring to the ease of
attracting businesses fleeing the frost
The department is "already spur
ring growth from within" and "if it
isn't broken there's no need to fix it,"
said Sam Taylor, director of public
affairs for the Department of
was diagnosed by university doctors
in December as having the HIV-II
virus, he said. The first AIDS virus
discovered is called HIV-I, or human
immunodeficiency virus, type 1.
Although it is still early to tell,
Fallis said, experts think that the
HIV-II virus is transmitted by the
same means as HIV-I. Sexual contact
with the exchange of body fluids and
the sharing of needles by intravenous
drug users are the two main means
of transmission. The virus is not
transmitted by casual contact.
The woman, whose name was not
released, said she had not used drugs
or had sexual relations while in the
United States, Weiss said. There is
no evidence of the virus having spread
in the United States, he said.
The CDC conducted a study last
year of 20,000 blood samples, many
of them from high-risk populations,
and found no trace of the HIV-II
Jamele, Leahy's press secretary.
"A lot of the Senate Judiciary
Committee's time has been taken up
by the Supreme Court nominations,"
Jamele said. "There has been no
conscious attempt to delay the
appointment of any federal
It is known that Helms opposed
increased funding to the Agricultural
Committee, he said, but the relation
ship between Leahy and Helms has
been good since Leahy took over as
head of that committee, which Helms
The two North Carolina nominees
for the judgeships, Richard Voorhees
in the Western District and Malcolm
"Mack" Howard in the Eastern
District, are waiting for hearings to
be scheduled by the Judiciary Com
mittee, which has been delayed due
to political differences, Hartsfield
U.S. attorney nominee Robert
Edmunds has been ready for confir
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He said that as far as he could tell
there was "not much difference"
between the current system and
Jordan's proposal, with one excep
tion. As a private corporation the
Economic Development Corporation
would still receive money from the
government but would no longer be
subject to audit, thus reducing the
Ail the people Taylor had spoken
to "didn't think it was a good idea
... as a leader you have to be able
to distinguish between good and bad
ideas. People thought that the Hin
denburg was a good idea," he said.
Taylor noted that Jordan had not
attended a meeting of the current
Economic Development Board in
more than a year. Jordan is a member
of the board, which oversees the
virus, Fallis said.
But the CDC will continue its
surveillance, he said.
A screening test for possible victims
of both viruses is in the experimental
stages and is not licensed yet by the
Food and Drug Administration,
"The technology is there to license
it quickly" if there is a real danger
that the disease has spread, he said.
Fallis said that the HIV-II virus
seems to pose less of a risk of causing
AIDS than HIV-I. "It seems to be
less virulent," he said. "There are
plenty of people in West Africa with
HIV-II who don't have any symp
toms of AIDS."
According to Teresa Midyette, a
spokeswoman for the surveillance
department of the AIDS Control
Program, there is no need to expand
health education programs to include
the new virus. She said the CDC's
mation by the whole Senate since last
July, he said.
But an "informal hold" has been
placed on the final approval of
Edmunds, said Barbara Lukens, a
Helms spokeswoman, and "all signs
point to Sen. Kennedy" as the one
who is blocking the vote.
"If they (Leahy and Kennedy) are
doing it (delaying action) just to be
vindictive, we feel that's not appro
priate," Hartsfield said.
Kennedy's office could not be
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By CARRIE DOVE
The concept of humans as unique
reasoning creatures has gone the way
of the concept of Earth as the center
of the universe and creation science,
Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon told
about 300 people Monday night in
"Wonderful but understandable is
the lesson of our increasing under
standing of the human mind," Simon
said in the third bi-annual Michael
Polanyi Lecture, "The Psychology of
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"Perhaps if he (Jordan) had gone
once or twice he would realize that
his proposals are unnecessary and
counterproductive," said Kevin
Brown, Martin's campaign manager.
Wells said that Jordan had not
attended the meetings because he
chairs the Government Operations
Committee at the same time the
Economic Development Board
Jordan's proposal is supported by
David Eldridge, former assistant
secretary for economic development,
Wells said. Jordan also consulted
with former Democratic Gov. Jim
Hunt, under whose administration
the Department of Commerce was
formed in 1977, and received Hunt's
support before announcing the idea.
study, which included port cities all
over the United States, was reliable
because "that is where the virus would
probably show up." It is unlikely that
the disease had spread beyond the
woman, she said.
Fallis said other primary methods
of transmission of HIV-I are the
contamination of blood or blood
products used in transfusions and the
transmission of the virus from a
pregnant woman to her fetus.
The HIV-I was first discovered in
the United States in 1981, and it is
predicted that by 1992, 270,000
people will have developed AIDS.
Those infected with the virus do not
necessarily develop AIDS, but they
may still transmit it through their
People with AIDS are vulnerable
to serious illnesses that their immune
systems can't fight because they are
weakened by the virus.
reached for comment.
Final confirmation of judgeships
and U.S. attorneys comes only after
official nomination by President
Reagan and approval by the Senate.
Federal judicial nominees must also
undergo hearings by the Senate
Judiciary Committee before a vote by
the entire Senate.
Howard and Voorhees have been
waiting for Senate approval longer
than any other current nominee
except one, Hartsfield said.
Simon, who received the 1985
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic
Science, has created BACON, a
computer which is able to simulate
historical scientific discoveries.
"(From BACON), we know at least
roughly what kind of processes the
original discoverers were going
through," said Simon, the Richard
King Mellon University Professor of
Psychology and Computer Science at
BACON, named after Sir Frances
Bacon, can use both induction and
American Indians release
hostages after 10-hour ordeal
From Associated Pross reports
heavily-armed American Indians
released the last seven of their
hostages Monday night after a 10
hour standoff, said Jim Sughrue,
Gov. Jim Martin's press secretary.
The Indians took hostages in a
newspaper office Monday to
protest the death of a black jail
inmate and demanded to talk to
the governor, authorities said.
The governor did not talk
directly to the hostage-takers, but
did agree to look into the allega
tions, said Charles Dunn, deputy
director of the State Bureau of
George Fain, general manager
of the newspaper, said 17 people
were held hostage when the inci
dent began about 10 a.m.
The Indians, who identified
themselves as Tuscarora
Cherokee, said they would sur
render to federal agents or the
State Bureau of Investigation after
pressing their concerns for a new
investigation of the inmate's death,
Carroll said. They were seeking an
investigation by authorities from
outside Robeson County, he said.
Meese investigation continues
General Edwin Meese said Mon
day that he did not recall reading
the portion of a memo on a $1
billion Iraqi pipeline project that
referred to a payoff plan involving
the Israeli Labor Party of former
Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
The memo to Meese, from his
longtime friend, attorney Robert
Wallach, is the focus of a criminal
investigation of Meese's activities
by independent counsel James
After receiving Wallach's memo
in 1985, Meese took no action in
regard to the potential illegal
activity mentioned in the docu
ment, sources familiar with
McKay's investigation have said.
"I do not recall having read the
specific words that have now
mushroomed into importance, but
I certainly did not receive from the
memorandum any impression of
illegality whatsoever," the attorney
White House spokesman Mar
lin Fitzwater declined to say
whether President Reagan had
approved the pipeline project. Top
White House aides were briefed on
reason to computer logic
deduction to derive scientific laws,
"We now have a basic understand
ing of the simple manipulations that
enable humans to make scientific
discoveries," he said.
Simon showed that human cogni
tive processes are very similar to
BACON's by recording the stream of
consciousness of human subjects
figuring out puzzles, he said.
"Almost second by second, the
computer's behavior matches that of
the human being," he said.
BACON derived Kepler's Third
Law in a few minutes, Simon said,
when it took Johannes Kepler 10
years to accomplish the same task.
"Given the data and the motiva
tion, people can also find the answers
in a very short period of time," he
Ruether also spoke in favor of the
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News in Brief
Meese's role by McKay last week.
Reagan pushes aid package
Reagan argued Monday that
Nicaragua's leftist leaders would
not comply with a regional peace
plan without a "threat hanging
over them" and that his $36.2
million contra aid package would
do the trick.
Meanwhile, the White House
scrambled to make the aid pack
age palatable to doubtful House
members as the outcome of Wed
nesday's high-stakes vote
remained in the hands of some 20
The anti-contra lobbying has
intensified on Capitol Hill and
Democratic leaders exuded confi
dence that they are headed for
victory in Wednesday's vote.
The president is fighting for a
package that includes $3.6 million
for ammunition and anti-aircraft
missiles, which would be placed in
escrow and released after March
31 if he alone decides that the
regional peace process has not
Renewed West Bank violence
ANABTA, Occupied West
Bank Israelis killed two Arabs
and wounded three others Mon
day when they opened fire on a
crowd of stone-throwing Palesti
nians who had trapped a convoy
of soldiers and civilians, the army
Soldiers wounded four Arabs in
two other clashes, a military
spokesman said. The Arab-owned
Palestine Press Service put the
number of Arabs wounded by
gunfire at 22 and provided a list
The renewed violence caused
the first deaths from gunfire since
Jan. 15 and brought to 41 the
confirmed Arab death toll in the
rioting that began Dec. 8. It came
as the United States was exploring
ways to revive the stalled Middle
East peace process.
Defense Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said he hoped the new U.S.
initiative would lead to political
negotiations, but he warned that
Israel would use force and collec
tive punishment to quell protests.
People make the mistake of assum-
ing that computers are purely logical, '
"There is nothing particularly
logical about a computer," he said,
adding that computers have the same
quality of "intuition" that humans do. '.
BACON has an advantage over
humans in that it is not distracted
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"BACON is not troubled much by
irrelevant data," he said.
Simon said that there is not much
difference between computer intelli
gence and human wisdom.
"What we often mean by wisdom
is intelligence we like," he said.
Simon will give 10 lectures on
economics, psychology, physics and
computer science this week at UNC.
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Catholic church, she said.
"When I meet a head of a battered
women's shelter, it does not surprise
me if she's an ex-nun," Ruether said.
Ruether, an editor of 20 books and
author of 450 articles on feminist
theology, is an activist in civil rights
and justice issues.
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