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Volume 102, Issue 127
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
In New Strategy, Russians
Pound Chechen Capital
GROZNY, Russia Trying new tac
tics in their assault on Chechnya’s capital,
Russian forces Sunday unleashed system
atic rocket and mortar fire, pounding the
city with as many as a dozen shells a
They were trying to scatter Chechen
fighters defending the presidential palace
and prepare the way for Russian ground
troops to move in.
But the strategy seemed only partially
successful against outgunned but spirited
defenders, who have been able to sneak
around to counterattack from behind.
Under the constant drumming of explo
sions, small truckloads of rebels raced to
ward central Grozny carrying rebels who
shouted, “Allah Akbar” God is Great.
Serb Leader Refuses to
Lift Blockade of Sarajevo
PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina— The
Bosnian Serb military leader said Sunday
that his forces would not lift their blockade
of Sarajevo until government troops with
drew from more territory on a strategic
mountain south of the city.
The Serbs’ continued insistence on new
conditions for implementing a four-month
truce, following talks between Gen. Ratko
Mladic andU.N. commander Lt. Gen. Sir
Michael Rose, further imperiled the fragile
It seemed unlikely the government army
would accept such a demand, as it would
wipe out gains from the army’s offensive in
the mountains south of Sarajevo last fall.
Rose acknowledged there were “many
different issues still to be discussed before
the cease-fire is conclusive.”
Defense Secretary Warns
Of Threat From Mideast
JERUSALEM Defense Secretary
William Perry brought a stark warning to
the Middle East on Sunday: Curb the spread
of atomic weapons or face nuclear black
Perry told reporters in Jerusalem that
the United States was “very much con
cerned about the potential that Iran might
become a nuclear power.”
Asked about reports Russia might help
Iran complete a nuclear power plant, Perry
said: “To the extent that this might lead in
that direction (a nuclear Iran), we’ dbe very
much opposed to it.”
In a two-hour meeting with Prime Min
ister Yitzhak Rabin, Perry said the United
States wanted “a nuclear nonproliferation
regime applied to the whole area,” said a
U.S. official accompanying Perry.
Colombian Rebels Seize
Prison and Free Inmates
BOGOTA, Colombia Leftist rebels
stormed a jail in a state capital Sunday and
freed 93 prisoners, some of whom later
returned and surrendered, police said.
The 35 escapees who returned to the jail
in Mocoa, 310 miles south of Bogota, said
they had been forced to flee the prison.
Most of the prisoners have been charged
with or convicted of drug crimes.
Also Sunday, gunfire downed a police
helicopter as it escorted a plane spraying
herbicide on coca plantations in southeast
Colombia. The three crewmembers were
injured by the impact of the crash, which
occurred near San Jose del Guaviare, 180
miles southeast of Bogota, radio station
Police Capture 3 Escaped
Convicts on British Island
COWES, England—Police on Sunday
recaptured three convicts less than five
miles from the maximum-security prison
they had escaped from five days before on
the Isle of Wight.
Murderers Keith Rose, 45, and Andrew
Rodger, 44, were cornered near a terminal
where ferries depart for the 10-mile voyage
to Southampton on the south coast of En
A spotter plane and dogs hunted down
the third fugitive, Matthew Williams, 25,
who had been convicted of arson and bomb
making. Williams tried to escape by swim
ming across a river.
The three men, all serving life sentences,
fled Parkurst Prison on Tuesday night by
using a copy of a master key and a home
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Variably cloudy; high upper
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy; high mid
Frankly, no one needs a vacation as much as the person who just had one.
MORE SPORTS INSIDE
UNC Women Dodge
Georgia Tech Bullet
BY JUSTIN SCHEEF
Maybe what North Carolina needed
after losing to N.C. State last week was
a little advice from a former player who
held his own when he was a Tar Heel.
It doesn't hurt when that former
player is Michael
in Friday’s team practice in preparation
for No. 7 Maryland.
“He just pepped things up and gave
The Tar Heels came
up short 35-31 in the
Sun Bowl against
Texas Dec. 30. Curtis
Johnson (32) sprints
for UNC’s first TD.
Pages 7, 8 and 14
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Hector’s Plans for March Reopening
BY JON GOLDBERG
Almost all of UNC’s undergraduates save a
few lingering fifth-year seniors were still in high
school when a fire forced Hector’s to close in 1991.
Now, almost four years since the blaze, students
who have heard about the late-night institution but
haven’t experienced it will soon have their chance
as it prepares for a March reopening.
“It was such a part of campus for so long," said
Jim Paliouras, who owns the Hector’s building with
his brother, John. “We’re thankful we could bring it
The owners and managers of Hector’s II are
trying to restore the spirit ofthe original. This means
staying open at night as long as customers are
hungry, its famed Greek grilled cheeses and cheese
burgers on pita, and a similar interior design.
New are two televisions, a few menu items and a
second-floor location at the comer of Henderson
a whole lot of players confidence,”
North Carolina center Rasheed Wallace
said. “Mike’s a good ballplayer.”
Jordan’s appearance at practice or
the game may or may not have helped
the Tar Heels, but Saturday night top
ranked UNC (10-1, 1-1 in the ACC)
came back from a seven-point first-half
deficit and held on for a 100-90winover
Jordan, who suited up for UNC from
1981 to 1984, had played in the building
before in an NBA exhibition, but this
was his first appearance as a spectator.
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 9
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More Than 180
BY SARAH CORBITT
As the chancellor selection committee prepares for its first
meeting of the new year Thursday, the deadline for picking
UNC’s eighth chancellor grows nearer.
About 173 days remain until the date committee Chairman
Johnny Harris has set for sending a list of two to three candidates
to UNC-system President C.D. Spangler, who will then present a
single name to the Board of Governors for final approval.
The 22-member committee was ap
pointed in March to select a replacement
for Chancellor Paul Hardin, who will retire
The search took several new turns in
December as three top candidates with
drew their names from consideration and
about 15 new candidates were added to the
More than 180 people are now being
considered for the post and the committee
continues to receive nominations, Harris
At a mid-December press conference,
Harris criticized the media for having re
vealed the names of top candidates and
said publicity surrounding the search would
make it harder to convince leaders of other
major universities to consider the job. “I wish (the process was
closed) like at Duke, Harvard, Wake Forest and Yale,” he said.
Still, Harris said the committee would search until they found
the “appropriate” person. If that person is not found, Harris said
the committee would recommend that UNC install an interim
chancellor and the search would continue.
“If the quality of the pool was not sufficient to the quality that
the University deserves, we will certainly try a different tack,”
Harris said Sunday.
Harris, however, said he did not expect this to happen because
the committee had interviewed some “very qualified” people.
Although several other schools are in the midst of searches for
leaders, the competition is not making it more difficult for UNC
to find top candidates, Harris said.
“The pool might actually be enhanced,” he said.
A UNC graduate, Harris said he would like for the position to
go to someone with North Carolina ties. “There is a feeling that
if we can find someone who bleeds blue, we ought to give them
preference over someone who bleeds red,” he said.
Harris also said the committee would prefer to choose someone
with an “academic” background who had talent in service, teach
ing and research. At the same time, Harris said the person should
have administrative experience and a “commitment to excellence
See CHANCELLOR, Page 2
UNC Water, Sewer
OWASA Wants to Rework a Contract
Exempting UNC From Hookup Fees
BY JENNY HEINZEN
STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority is considering altering
a policy signed in 1977 that exempted the University from paying
availability and hookup fees for its on-campus buildings.
Under the 1977 contract, OWASA agreed that the University,
as the authority’s largest customer, would be exempt from avail
ability fees, which are impact fees that new customers imist pay in
order to offset the investment the utility makes to est.. new
water lines, said Everett Billingsley, executive director of OWAS A.
He said OWASA defined the main campus of the University as
being the North and South campuses, not including the Horace
Williams tract and the Mason Farm area land.
Wayne Jones, vice chancellor for business and finance at
UNC, said the biggest problem with the contract was the ambigu
ity of the definitions. The connections for which UNC is exempt
are those that are made to water mains that existed at the time the
contract was signed.
“I think one problem has been what constitutes connections to
existing mains, ” Jones said. “OWASA would like to limit it to the
See OWASA, Page 2
No. 1 UNC
from a loss
and Franklin streets, as opposed to its former site
where CaffeTrio now stands. Also, the new version
will be larger, with about 60 seats, compared with the
12 in the old restaurant.
“I hope the atmosphere will be the same,” said
Paul Wiester, who worked at Hector’s for 10 years
and will return as its manager. “It was a lot of fun.”
The return of Hector’s has been a long-awaited
and somewhat controversial affair. Former Hector’s
owner Bob Spear battled with the Paliourases be
cause he felt it was taking them too long to rebuild the
restaurant after the fire. Following a lawsuit and a
court-ordered resolution, the Paliourases gained con
trol of the restaurant.
Jim Paliouras is glad to have all that behind him
and looks forward to opening. The renovations are
expected to cost $1 million. Many of them have yet
to be completed, as air conditioning and heating have
not been installed. As the sign in the front window
See HECTOR’S, Page 4
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