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Winn 1) it Hat "Kiss of the Spiderwoman" 7 and 9:30 p.m. Union theater Sunny High around 70 Friday: Sunny High in the low 70s Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Reasoin tor camce atari iimmowm ft itfC I II If II . " " , ., 0 ,. NewsSportsArts 962-0245 Volume 98, Issue 103 Thursday, November 15, 1990 Chapel Hill, North Carolina wmw i a . . 1 "W, I JW V 111! , j A7yJJ 'AVJ o g c- ft w 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 hearted person." 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 incarcerated." Reid's son Steve had a different opinion. "I couldn't see how they (the jury) could find her innocent," he said. Impostor convicted 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 Jan. 30. From Associated Press reports I Artistic movement Committee to consider alternate sites for Davis sculpture ..3 Let's do lunge UNC fencers take team into 24th nea budgetless season ............... Looney 'toons Movie, book shed new light on ani mation; Omnibus Campus and city 3 Arts and features 4 Sports.................. -5 Classified 6 Comics '.7 Opinion 8 1990 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved. The trouble with By JENNIFER DUNLAP Staff Writer 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 ignorance Americans need to know policies By MARA LEE Staff Writer American tax dollars support Pol Pot. Pol Pot is the leader of Khmer Rouge, a government in Cambodia that killed one million of its own citi zens. Human rights is just a phrase until Americans educate themselves about the policies we stand for abroad, said Randall Robinson, Human Rights Human Rights Week 1990 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 AA By DI0NNE L0Y StaH Writer 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 Serena Willey, Ivonne Higuero ! 0s ' r x i I If Iff I r ry W J- -(at Uri rinf I ti f : v . ii... I S I St f: 1 ' it ' f I, if t ! ) f r4 - mill ions for -vftr I ; - ' " J r CRISIS f ovmi - a: Cl - if . I: II. X-:- 3 ' life in the fast lane is that you get 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 can relations. "It was brought to my attention that there is some problem associated with clouds rights issues 5 K - .-WW..;.. L L DTHDebbie Stengel Randall Robinson speaks Wednesday on South African apartheid cies in Angola, China, Grenada, Liberia and Panama. 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 Roberson Street. 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. utensil." 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 with state would be on opposite sides of a law suit," he said. "Both organizations have such a strong congruence of purpose and ideal." 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 action. "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," she said. 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 Staff Writer 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 new equipment. He also proposed that the equipment By MARCIE BAILEY Staff Writer The number of minorities graduat ing with doctorate degrees has declined nationwide in the last 15 years, ac cording to a National Research Council study. 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 visibly affected. 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 SEAC protests By JO ANN RODAK Staff Writer 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 Wednesday. "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 transportation. "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 Highway Building. 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, Vilakazi said. 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 to: RTVMP men! UNC 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) department." 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 minority Ph. slowlv fallini 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 highway fund 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 absurd." See SEAC, page 4 V

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