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Germany gives up
land lost in WWII
WARSAW, Poland Germany and
Poland signed a treaty Wednesday un
der which Germany permanently sur
rendered its claim to 40,000 square miles
of territory lost in World War II
about one-third of present-day Poland.
The pact, signed by Foreign Minis
ters Hans-Dietrich Genscher for Ger
many and Krzysztof Skubiszewski for
Poland, ended one of the most intractable
diplomatic disputes of the postwar era.
Although the treaty has long been
one of Poland's foreign policy goals,
Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz
Mazowiecki avoided conveying any
sense of triumph at the ceremony.
He instead stressed sympathy for the
"tragedy" of millions of Germans
roughly expelled from their former
homeland at the end of the war.
By recognizing the border on the
Oder and Neisse rivers, Germany gives
up any claims to historically German
lands in Pomerania, Silesia and East
Prussia now populated mainly by Poles.
Woman found guilty
of arsenic murder
WINSTON-SALEM A woman
who prosecutors said spoon-fed her
boyfriend home-cooked food laced with
arsenic while he lay dying in a hospital
was found guilty of murder Wednesday.
Blanche Taylor Moore, 57, showed
no visible reaction when the unanimous
verdict was read. The sons of victim
Raymond Reid, who died in 1986,
hugged, and one cried.
"She certainly is strong, and that's a
point that's been held against her this
whole trial," said defense attorney
Mitchell McEntire. "If you could see
her right now, weeping with her children
... if you could see her heart breaking,
it's not the picture of a sinister, cold
As she was being led out of the
courtroom, Mrs. Moore's brother Sam
Kiser said, "Blanche, we still love you."
"I believe in her and her innocence,"
Kiser said. "I will stand by her with faith
and love, and I still believe she is in
nocent. Other innocent people have been
Reid's son Steve had a different
"I couldn't see how they (the jury)
could find her innocent," he said.
of 4 fraud charges
GREENSBORO A former Duke
University student, called a "veteran
impostor" by prosecutors, was convicted
Wednesday of defrauding two banks by
masquerading as a rich French baron.
. The jury took about one hour to con
vict Maur Rothschild, 38, of four federal
fraud charges involving lines of credit
and credit-card applications at Duke
Federal Credit Union and Wachovia
Bank & Trust Co. in September and
December 1987 and April last year.
"Mr. Rothschild knew exactly what
he was doing and why he was doing it.
There is no doubt," said Assistant U.S.
Attorney John Stone in closing argu
ments. "There is a bottom line for this
case ... Mr. Rothschild was nothing
more than a con man."
Rothschild faces eieht years in prison
and a $ 1 million fine. He is scheduled to
be sentenced in U.S. District Court on
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The trouble with
By JENNIFER DUNLAP
Officials of the African National
Congress will not explain why they
canceled Winnie Mandela's UNC ap
pearance scheduled for tonight, but there
is speculation that she may never have
accepted the invitation at all.
Themba Vilakazi, chairman or the
ANC's U.S. Region, said the ANC's
reasons for canceling her HumanRights
Week appearance would be kept con
fidential. "I think the decision was made
by the ANC for certain reasons which
to know policies
By MARA LEE
American tax dollars support Pol
Pol Pot is the leader of Khmer
Rouge, a government in Cambodia
that killed one million of its own citi
Human rights is just a phrase until
Americans educate themselves about
the policies we stand for abroad, said
Randall Robinson, Human Rights
Week keynote speaker, to a small
number of students Wednesday night.
Robinson, executive director of
TransAfrica, a lobbyist group for Af
rican and Caribbean-directed foreign
policy, was an initial catalyst for
sanctions against South Africa. He
emphasized the need for continued
sanctions while South African Presi
dent F.W. de Klerk's reforms get un
derway. "We're getting the impression in
the world that South Africa faces a
bright new future, but the jury is still
very much out, and celebration is very
premature," he said, "Very little in
South Africa has changed."
Robinson also spoke about what he
termed "wrong-headed" foreign poli-
ardin plans meeting
By DI0NNE L0Y
Chancellor Paul Hardin said
Wednesday he hoped that the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People would decide not to file
a racial discrimination complaint against
the University after the state NAACP
president meets with him this weekend.
Hardin is scheduled to meet with
Kelly Alexander, president of the N.C.
chapter of the NAACP. An official date
has not been set.
The association has considered fil
ing a racial discrimination complaint
with the federal government on behalf
of University police officer Keith
Edwards, a female African-American
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we cannot divulge."
In a letter to the Campus Y, Vilakazi
said Mandela was unable to come to
UNC for reasons beyond her control.
Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson, Campus Y
director, said in a letter to Robert
Pritchard Monday that she thought
Mandela's visit may not have been so
lidified. Pritchard is chairman of the
PanamericanPanafrican Association, a
program for inter-American and Afri
"It was brought to my attention that
there is some problem associated with
clouds rights issues
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Randall Robinson speaks Wednesday on South African apartheid
cies in Angola, China, Grenada, Liberia
Robinson said U.S. support of human
rights abuses continued because the
public was not informed. "We are just
abysmally ignorant. Most Americans
don't know Pol Pot from a cooking
who has filed a lawsuit and numerous
grievances against the University for
racial and sexual discrimination.
Alexander said he would make a
public statement Sunday about the
NAACP's course of action after meet
ing with Hardin. He is scheduled to
speak Sunday about discrimination at
UNC at the Hargraves Center on
Hardin said he did not know that the
NAACP was considering filing a com
plaint until Monday night and immedi
ately called Alexander to set up a meet
ing for this weekend.
The possibility of a lawsuit was sur
prising, Hardin said. "I never suspected
that the NAACP and the University
and Acasia Berry hold signs at SEAC
whether she has actually accepted the
invitation," Hatcher-Wilson said.
In the letter, she also said that Dali
Mpofo, Mandela's lawyer, told her
Mandela's visit would be canceled un
less the Regional Political Committee
of the U.S. Region of the ANC consented
to the visit.
"I was also told (by two members of
RPC) that a majority of their members
were in agreement with her coming but
that Themba Vilakazi disagreed," she
said. Mpofu was unavailablefor comment.
Informed student activism is vital
to our democratic health, Robinson
said. "Members of Congress stand
for one thing re-election. We've
See ROBINSON, page 7
would be on opposite sides of a law
suit," he said. "Both organizations have
such a strong congruence of purpose
Only by cooperating could the two
organizations attack the racial dis
crimination problem, Hardin said. "I
have a great deal of respect for the
NAACP, and I feel by working together
we'll get a great deal more accom
plished," he said.
Alexander said he thought the meet
ing would be an opportunity for both
parties to decide the next course of
"We're both going into this meeting
See NAACP, page 7
DTHJo Ann Rodak
protest march in Raleigh Wednesday
to the other end
Hatcher-Wilson said in an interview
Wednesday she was satisfied with the
explanation for the cancellation Vilakazi
gave in his letter.-
"I'm assuming it (the decision to
cancel the trip) was made in South Af
rica and confirmed by Mr. Vilakazi,"
Pritchard said he thought the can
cellation was not Mandela's fault.
"Pressure was put on her not to come for
reasons not to be explained," Pritchard
said. A power struggle between ANC
factionsled to the cancellation, he said.
By SHANNON 0'GRADY
The University and the Radio, Tele
vision and Motion Picture (RTVMP)
department rejected a proposed donation
of used video and editing equipment
valued at more than $100,000 last se
mester. John Wilson, the owner of the
equipment and a 1985 UNC graduate,
wrote a letter dated Jan. 13, 1990, to
RTVMP Chairman Hap Kindem about
the possibility of donating the equipment
to the department.
In the letter and a telephone interv ie w
Wednesday, Wilson said his proposal
did not include stipulations for the do
nation of the equipment, but only made
suggestions for its use.
"I do not want to attach any unnec
essary strings to this equipment and in
any way overstep the boundaries which
should protect academic freedom,"
Wilson stated in the proposal.
"I realize that it may not be possible
to accomplish all of what I am about to
propose with this equipment," he stated.
"All I request is that you consider my
proposal's merits and try to let me know
how much of it you feel could feasibly
be incorporated into your curriculum."
Wilson suggested in the letter that
the RTVMP department offer editing
and field production courses to give
students hands-on experience with the
He also proposed that the equipment
By MARCIE BAILEY
The number of minorities graduat
ing with doctorate degrees has declined
nationwide in the last 15 years, ac
cording to a National Research Council
Harry Gooder, UNC faculty chair
man, said fewer people from all gen
ders and races have been receiving
Ph.D.s, but minorities have been most
The African-American population
has experienced the greatest decrease
in doctorate awards, he said. Because
studies were not performed 15 years
ago to determine the number of Native
American, Asian and Hispanic doc
By JO ANN RODAK
RALEIGH Members of the UNC
Student Environmental Action Coalition
joined forces with other environmental
group representatives to protest the N.C.
Highway Trust Fund at the state capital
"The Highway Trust Fund stands
diametrically opposed to anything that
smells of mass transportation or con
servation," said Lisa Abbott, SEAC co
chairwoman. "It's a critical time to make
decisions about conservation and mass
"While we fund asphalt, the state has
overwhelming human needs," she said.
N.C. State University SEAC mem
bers and Duke University graduate
students joined 15 UNC SEAC members
for the protest. Members of the Triangle
Network for Transportation, the Orange
County Greens and the Sierra Club also
participated in the demonstration. About
40 people took part in the protest.
The protest began with an assembly
in front of the Capitol building, fol
lowed by a march around the state
The Rev. W.W. Finlator opened the
in an awful hurry. John Jensen
Vilakazi, who is also the director of
the Fund for a Free South Africa, said,
"His (Pritchard) stuff is just a whole lot
of nonsense. He's an impostor as far as
I'm concerned." The decision for the
cancellation had nothing to do with his
involvement in the funding group,
Pritchard said he was "a supporter"
and had no official position in the ANC.
He has traveled to North Carolina to
apologize for Mandela's cancellation.
See MANDELA, page 4
be shared by the RTVMP department
and Student Television (STV).
Wilson, co-founder of STV, said the
student organization would benefit from
access to the equipment. "I hope that
this equipment can help to strengthen
the bond between RTVMP, STV and
the University," he stated in the proposal.
Kindem said Wednesday that the
RTVMP department was concerned
with Wilson's proposal of sharing the
equipment with STV and that was one
reason the University rejected the plan.
"I contacted Mr. Wilson and told him
that I was pleased about the donation,
but I had some concerns about the shared
use of equipment," he said. "The shar
ing of the equipment between our de
partment and STV could jeopardize the
autonomy of STV as a student-run or
ganization. It would put it in more of a
potential conflict with the (RTVMP)
Wilson said Wednesday he had hoped
the equipment would be shared between
RTVMP and STV, but that was not a
criterion for the donation. "I would have
been happy to give the equipment to
them anyway," he said.
Kindem said the department also was
concerned about the fact that the
equipment was second hand.
"Heavily used equipment does not
hold up very well," he said. "Nonethe
less, we are normally very excited about
See RTVMP, page 7
torate recipients, a comparison could
not be made to recent statistics.
UNC cannot accurately determine
whether the number of minorities
earning doctorates has decreased be
cause numbers were not significaiu
enough 25 years ago to make a com
parison to today's statistics, he said.
Universities have not sufficiently
recruited minority students for doc
torate programs, which has led to a
decrease in minority doctorate degree
recipients, Gooder said.
Colleges are finding it difficult to
recruit minority faculty because there
are fewer applicants to be considered.
See DOCTORATE, page 7
assembly with a warning to N.C. resi
dents not to depend too heavily on the
automobile because of its negative ef
fects on the environment. "We are fal I ing
in love with the automobile," he said.
"Think of nine billion dollar's worth
of concrete poured on the soil of North
Carolina in the next few years," he said.
"Nine billion dollars for concrete, when
we can't even get enough to buy pencils
and pads for students and the professors. ;
All of this is going down the drain for
the almighty automobile."
Finlator told the group to look across
the street at the Highway Building.
"Now you and I have to say to that
building, 'No more high rise buildings,
no more automobiles, no more subser
v ience. Your business is to move goods
and people, not be a slave to industry.'"'
Abbott then took her turn at the mi
crophone, drawing attention to North
Carolina's social problems.
"We're here to stay, and we're not
going to leave, at least not without tak
ing the Highway Trust Fund with us."
she said. 'The Highway Trust Fund is
See SEAC, page 4