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2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, October 23, 1990
By DOUG HATCH
Four candidates are fighting a tight
battle for Orange County votes as they
vie for the two N.C. Senate seats up for
grabs in the Nov. 6 election.
Republican Bill Boyd and 16-year
incumbent Democrat Russell Walker
are candidates in the 16th senatorial
district, which includes Person,
Granville, Durham and northern Orange
counties; one-term incumbent Democrat
Howard Lee and Republican Max Reece
are trying to win the seat for the 13th
district, consisting of Chatham, Moore,
Randolph and southern Orange counties.
- Reece, who lost the 1988 election to
Walker by 215 votes, said his platform
basically consisted of the same five
issues of the earlier race, including
finding a solution to the drug problem,
implementing prison reform, compen
iLawsuit stems from beating death
From Associated Press reports
PORTLAND, Ore. White su
premacist Tom Metzger told jurors
.Monday that they could imperil their
constitutional right to free speech if
they find him liable for the beating
; death of a black man.
; ; After Metzger's arguments and in-
; structions from a judge, jurors began
deliberations in the $12.5 million law
suit brought by the family of Mulugeta
; Seraw, a 27-year-old Ethiopian who
: planned to attend school in Portland,
; was attacked by three racist "skinheads"
: as he returned home from a party in
November 1988. His head was split
: open by a softball bat.
; Metzger, 52, and his son John, 22, are
accused in the lawsuit of inciting the
; murder by sending an agent to Portland
; to Organize skinheads and teach them
; how to commit violence on minorities.
Judicial elections consider party affiliation
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH This year's judicial
races have put the "partisan" back in
Ethical restrictions for years have
made North Carolina's judicial elections
little more than beauty contests. Can
didates are allowed to discuss only their
background and experience.
The judicial code of ethics put any
discussion of a candidate's political
views or his opinions about controver
sial topics off limits.
This year, however, state Republican
.Party chief Jack Hawke and GOP Gov.
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sating state-employed retail merchants
who lose money on sales tax, limiting
the length of the legislative session and
granting veto power to the governor.
"We can't continue to throw money
at education," Reece said. He also said
he supports more local and parental
involvement in the education process.
Reece said he was opposed to oil
drilling off the N.C. coast and supported
voluntary recycling so that it would not
become federally mandated due to
Walker, an Asheboro resident, dif
fered in his view on education, saying
he wanted to get the Basic Education
Plan "back on track."
"I believe we need to restore budget
cuts in higher education," Walker said.
He said he was interested in mental
health care reform, subsidized state aid
for day care, having "adult day care" for
Metzger, a television repairman from
Fallbrook, Calif., is a former Ku Klux
Klan grand dragon who founded White
Aryan Resistance. He and his son rep
resented themselves in the lawsuit.
The organization and two of the
Portland skinheads also are defendants
in the lawsuit.
Multnomah County Circuit Judge
Ancer Haggerty instructed the jury to
render an impartial verdict based on the
He told the jury that in order to return
a verdict against the Metzgers, they
must find that the Metzgers, through
their agents, substantially assisted or
encouraged conduct leading to the fatal
Metzger told jurors that if he is found
liable, their own freedoms could be
eroded. As an example, he said a juror
could be sued for sending a co-worker
out for coffee if that person then held up
Jim Martin joined the battle, question
ing rulings by the state's appeals court
and urging voters to replace "liberal"
incumbent Democrats with "conserva
tive" Republican challengers.
The Republicans, who have made a
gradual comeback in North Carolina
pol itics, used an outside comm ittee four
years ago to generate some political
heat in the judicial races.
Judges who campaigned in the vir
tually silent races of the past have been
horrified by what can happen when a
partisan election truly becomes partisan.
"I have been amazed at the turn the
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senior citizens and reducing North
Carolina's infant mortality rate, which
is one of the highest in the nation.
Walker is chairman for the Appro
priations Committee on Human Services
and co-chair for the Environmental
Review Commission in the Senate.
Boyd, who served three terms in the
N.C. House of Representatives, said he
wanted stiffer drug and criminal laws
and for drug offenders to serve manda
tory full sentences.
The first bill Boyd said he planned to
introduce would expand the Open
Meetings Law, under which local gov
ernment meetings must be accessible to
the public, to include the Legislature, as
Boyd also supports giving the gov
ernor of North Carolina veto power.
"It's ridiculous the governor of this
a convenience store.
"Under this loose idea of agency,
you're all in trouble," he said.
Metzger attacked the credibility of
Dave Mazzella, 21, a former vice
president of John Metzger's Aryan
Youth Movement who was the plain
tiffs star witness.
He contended that Mazzella lied when
he said the Metzgers sent him to Port
land to stir up the local skinheads, mem
bers of East Side White Pride. Mazzella
said he since has changed his racist
Metzger noted that other witnesses
said Mazzella was the leader of a
southern Oregon skinhead group as re
cently as a few months ago.
"Mazzella exaggerates and wants to
be in the spotlight in the center of the
stage," he said. "Without Dave
Mazzella, there is no case."
campaign has taken in recent weeks,"
former Chief Justice Joseph Branch said
at a news conference last week. "...
Where we are now is an attack on the
legal system itself. If the people of North
Carolina lose their confidence in the
court system, there will be chaos."
Branch and other retired justices, all
Democrats, endorsed the Democratic
incumbents for re-election. Most indi
cated they had long been unhappy with
the partisan elections required for
"I never thought that judges ought to
be in the position of going out and
raising money and getting into partisan
political battles," Branch said. "I have
always believed, even when I was in the
middle of it, that we shouldn't be in
volved in partisan politics."
Former Justice David Britt said he
had favored some other system for se
lecting judges for 25 years.
"What has happened in recent weeks
and months is alarming to me," he said.
Democrats and Republicans, in
cluding Martin and Chief Justice James
Exum, have tried for years to replace
the election system for judges with a
merit selection system.
Different forms of merit selection
would have judges picked by a selection
committee or the governor, approved
by the legislature and possibly put to an
election in which voters could decide
whether to keep them or replace them.
No matter what form the merit se
lection plans have taken, legislators have
never even come close to approving
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state doesn't have veto power," he said.
"We need to get education back to
the classrooms," Boyd added, placing
emphasis on the value of the Basic
Education Plan and more local control
He also contended that there was a
"balance" between growth and conser
vatism, saying he wanted to encourage
"good, clean" industry in North Caro
lina. "I'm an environmentalistbut I also
want us to continue to be able to have
good growth," he said.
Lee said he wanted to place "heavy
emphasis" on recycling in North Caro
lina and improve the mass transit sys
tem. Lee said he was pushing for greater
self-management for N.C. universities.
He also stressed having a "commitment"
Groups endorse candidates
By APRIL DRAUGHN
Student government and Graduate
Students United separately endorsed
some incumbent candidates for the
N.C. General Assembly.
The student government members
established a list of incumbents they
endorsed for the Nov. 6 election for
the N.C. House of Representatives
and N.C. Senate.
Student leaders compiled the list in
response to concerns students have
expressed about the General
Assembly's stance on higher educa
tion, said Bill Hildebolt, student body
"I felt like we needed to do some
thing positive," he said. "There are
people in the General Assembly that
do a good job and they deserve rec
ognition." Grant Vinik, student body vice
president, said the list would provide
students with information about the
' "These are some of the individuals
who we consider some of our better
friends," he said. "Students know
what's going on in state and local
governments and they're interested in
who's supporting them and who is
Student government and GSU en
dorsed Anne Barnes, D-Orange, and
Joe Hackney, D-Orange, the incum
bents from Orange County, for the
N.C. House of Representatives. They
also endorsed Howard Lee, D-Orange,
and Russell Walker, D-Randolph, for
the N.C. Senate.
Joel Sipress, co-chairman of GSU,
said the Orange County incumbents
have responded to his group's con
cerns and have supported education.
"We know that all four of them
have been supportive of the Univer
sity in the current budget crisis,"
People have come to him seeking
information about which candidates
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6 p.m.: Students for the Advancement of Race
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Dinner discussion at 6 p jn. at the Campus Y, speaker
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7 p.m.: GCS Christian Fellowship presents Berk
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to the Basic Education Plan.
One issue Lee is concentrating on is
management of government funds.
"We need to recognize we are in a
time when we have limited government
resources," Lee said. "We need to learn
how to have better overall government
management of financial resources."
Lee is on the faculty at the UNC
School of Social Work.
All four candidates stuck to their
party line concerning the issue of state
funding for abortion, although Reece
said he was not opposed to women
having abortions as long as it was still
"I think it's a choice for the woman
and her deity," he said.
John Humphrey, a press secretary for
the North Carolina Democratic Party,
said that the race would be close, but
to support, Sipress said. "We had a
responsibility to share with them the
information we had."
Hildebolt said the four incumbents
from Orange County could be a strong
voice for the University in the General
Assembly if they are elected by an
overwhelming majority. "That's pow
erful. That will make a difference."
Student government sent notices to
the candidates about the endorsements,
Hildebolt also said students registered
outside of Orange County who did not
see incumbents from their districts on
the list should write to these incumbents
and find out their position on higher
"If their incumbents aren't endorsed,
it's time for them to see who they should
vote for," Hildebolt said.
Students cannot expect to vote out
the entire General Assembly and start
over with a new legislature, he said.
Some legislators are doing their jobs,
but bureaucracy hinders the General
Assembly's appropriation of funds,
Hildebolt said. The objective for voters
is to keep people in the General Assem
bly who can change the bureaucracy, he
Student government chose the in
cumbents based on students leaders
contact with the candidates, written
correspondence with the candidates and
endorsements from other campus orga
nizations and administrators, Hildebolt
"People (the incumbents) went
through a lot of different filters to make
it onto this list," Hildebolt said. "We
wanted to have a list that wasn't pretty
good, but damn good."
Other UNC-system student govern
ments offered their opinions about the
endorsements. Appalachian State Uni
versity was particularly vocal in their
support of certain candidates, he said.
Copies of student government's en
dorsements will be available in Suite C
of the Union, Hildebolt said.
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Carolina Fever will have a general meeting in
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8 p.m.: The Network for Minority Issues will
have a last meeting for all interested in attending the
Malcolm X Conference in New York City Nov. 1-4.
Think fund raising!
The Campus Scouts will have a meeting in 210
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that he expected the Democrats to win.
"Russell and Lee have ably sup
ported their districts in the past," he
said. They also have the advantages of
incumbency on their side.
But according to Tom Ballus, press
secretary for the N.C. Republ ican Party,
Reece and Boyd have been able to raise
more money than is usual for challengers
to incumbents because they already have
recognition among N.C. voters. ;
Boyd ran for lieutenant governor in
1 988, narrowly losing to James Gardner,
and Reece came close to winning the
1 3th district seat against Lee.
Ballus said the biggest setback to the
Republican party's cause in Orange
County was the high support for
Democratic candidates in Chapel Hilf.
"Knock that out and we'd carry the
election," he said.
The list of endorsements is as fol
lows: B House of Representatives:
Orange County: Anne Barnes,
Democrat; Joe Hackney, Democrat.
Wake County: Daniel T. Blue Jr.,
Democrat; Peggy M. Stamey,
Granville County: James W.
Randolph County: Arlie Culp,
Alamance County: Bertha Merrill
McDowell County: Robert Hunter,
Durham County: George W. Miller,
Cravan County: Beverly M. Per
Madison County: Liston B.
Pitt County: Edward N. Warren,
Lee County: Dennis A. Wicker,
Rockingham County: Peggy A
Wayne County: Henson P. Barnes,
Davie County: Betsy L. Cochrane,
Orange County: Howard N. Lee,
Duplin County: Wendell H..
Union County: Aaron Wesley
Plyler Sr., Democrat.
Gaston County: Marshall A. Rauch,
Durham County: Kenneth C
Royall, Democrat. .
Randolph County: Russell G.
Forsyth County: Marvin M. Ward,,
Buncombe County: Dennis Jay
Dare County: Marc Basnightj,
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Canadian playwright George F. Walker. Oct. 24-Nov.
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