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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
U.S. Beefing Up Security
Forces in Guantanamo Bay
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Penta
gon will send3,ooosoldiers to Panama and
to Guantanamo Bay to increase security as
it prepares to transfer thousands of Cuban
refugees to the naval base on the southern
tip of Cuba, officials said Wednesday.
About 1,200 soldiers from the 101st
Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.,
will go to Panama, while 1,800 soldiers
from the 9th Infantry Regiment at Fort
Lewis, Wash., will head to Guantanamo
Bay by the end of the month, said a Penta
gon spokesman, Army Maj. Rick Scott.
Panama has said it wants the refugee
camps there closed by March 6, and U.S.
officials expect to move most of the Cu
bans housed there to Guantanamo Bay
well before that time.
Private Plane Crashes Into
Front Yard in Lumberton
LUMBERTON A small plane
crashed near the airport in Lumberton
Wednesday, injuring the pilot.
The plane crashed in the yard of a home
on West Fifth Street, according to Maj.
Jesse Britt of the Robeson County Sheriffs
A witness who had been traveling on
Interstate 95 saw the plane losing speed as
it crossed above the highway. It sheared
power lines on the way down, creating a
shower of electrical sparks.
The plane crashed into a parked car, but
no one on the ground was hurt.
FredWycloff, 74, ofCharlotte was taken
to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte,
where he was in serious condition.
Chechen President Calls
For Peace Amid Fighting
GROZNY, Russia Dzhokar
Dudayev, the fierce Chechen president who
went into hiding when Russia began its
ground assault on his capital, reappeared
Wednesday, subdued and admitting his
forces couldn't win.
Speaking to reporters, Dudayev called
for peace talks with the Kremlin but made
no specific proposals. In the past, he has
demanded that Russian troops leave be
fore peace talks begin.
While Dudayev spoke in a building on
Grozny’s outskirts, heavy fighting raged in
the shattered heart of the city. Both sides
blasted each other with artillery and rock
ets near the presidential palace that once
was the center ofDudayev’s independence
U.N. Tries to Implement
Agreement in Yugoslavia
U.N. officials, trying to keep renewed fight
ing from destroying Bosnia’s flagging two
week-old truce, mediated talks Wednes
day between enemies who refused to meet
Government and Serb rebel command
ers waited in separate rooms at Sarajevo
airport while the U.N. commander, Lt.
Gen. Sir Michael Rose, shuttled between
them, trying to talk them into abiding by
conditions of the cease-fire.
Fighting in northwestern Bosnia and
Serb demands for government withdraw
als from a strategic peak south of Sarajevo
have undermined previous talks.
A U.N. military spokesman, Maj. Herve
Gourmelon, said the commanders would
discuss the continued fighting in the north
west Bihac enclave.
Palestinians Hurl Rocks at
Troops in Settlement Clash
KUFR DIEK, West Bank Jewish
settlers widened their expansion campaign
in the occupied West Bank on Wednes
day, prompting Palestinian protesters to
stone Israeli troops after one fired a stun
grenade into the crowd.
The clash near the Jewish settlement of
Alei Zahav was the latest in an escalating
battle between Israelis and Palestinians
over West Bank land.
The settlers have launched an expan
sion campaign aimed at delaying the troop
redeployment in the West Bank required
under the Israel-PLO autonomy accord.
Redeployment negotiations are pro
gressing slowly and are behind schedule,
but Israel was expected to hand 70 percent
to 80 percent of West Bank land to the
Palestinians in a gradual troop pullout.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy; high mid
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy; high mid
BOG May Delay
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The Board of Governors Governance
Subcommittee will decide today whether
to include a revised policy forbidding dis
crimination based on age, sexual orienta
tion and handicaps on all UNC-system
campuses on the agenda for Friday’s meet
ing of the Board of Governors.
The revised policy, which would ex
pand to foibid discrimination based upon
age, handicaps and sexual orientation in
addition to race and religion, was origi
nally scheduled for consideration last Oc
tober, but the BOG postponed consider
ation of the resolution until this month.
The current nondiscrimination policies
vary among the 16 UNC campuses al
though there is a policy in place for the
entire system that forbids discrimination
based on race and religion.
“I think there is a lot of support for the
UNC’s Late Rally Extinguishes Pesky Yellow Jackets
Score one for Jeff Mclnnis in a matchup
with oneoftheACC’spremier point guards.
No. 4 North Carolina knocked off No.
22 Georgia Tech 86-75 in large part be
cause of Mclnnis’ defense against Georgia
Tech (9-5, 1-2 in the ACC) point guard
Travis Best, holding him to 11 points on
just 4-of-14 shooting.
“Jeffs very good defensively, and he
took pride in
may be the best
point guard in
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America,” said UNC head coach Dean
Smith. “We’ve got a good one, too.”
As usual in the recent history of the
North Carolina-Georgia Tech series at the
Smith Center, the Tar Heels (11-1, 2-1)
jumped out to an early lead—4l-25 at the
half —and then the Yellow Jackets raced
Tech used a 9-0 run early in the second
half to cut the margin to within seven, and
then gradually cut the lead to 68-67 with
4:11 left before Mclnnis and Rasheed
Wallace teamed up for six consecutive
UNC points. On the last of those baskets,
as the shot clock wound down, Mclnnis
went one-on-one with Best and hit a run
ning 15-foot jumper with seven seconds
left on the shot clock.
The basket all but broke the backs of the
Yellow Jackets as Tech was forced to put
UNC on the line the rest of the way.
“In the first half it was bad,” said Geor
gia Tech head coach Bobby Cremins. “It
looked like we were totally out of sync....
I thought Mclnnis made a couple of big
plays, and Wallace, of course, inside. But
I was really proud of the comeback.”
Best said: “I don’t know what hap
pened. Sometimes we just get off to slow
In the first half, UNC stymied Tech’s
dynamic duo of Best and power forward
James Forrest and held them to just seven
points against the Tar Heels. Without fresh
man Matt Harpring’s 12 first-half points,
Tech would have been in an even deeper
But Forrest —and to a lesser degree
Best helped Tech storm back.
“We knew they were going to make a
run," said UNC forward Jerry Stackhouse.
“When you have guys like Best and Forrest,
those guys are going to compete.”
See MEN'S BASKETBALL, Page 2
Students Already Entering SBP Race
BY WILL SAFER
Two of the students running for student
body president in the upcoming elections
will not be running against each other.
Instead they are running a joint campaign
to serve as student body co-presidents.
Jen Fiumara and Jeff Berkaw say they
are running together because they believe
two can do the job better than one.
“If anything, it will be more efficient
than the way it’s done now,” Fiumara said
Fiumara said she and Berkaw had
checked the Student Government Code
and had found nothing that would prevent
them from running for the position to
Elections Board Chairwoman Erin
Lewis said she saw no problem with hav
ing joint candidates for the one position.
“The CAA has had co-presidents,” she
said. "Nothing in the code says they can
not do this.”
Every day is anew beginning ... and a chance to blow it.
Clmiml Hill, North Carolina
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,1995
amendment on the board,” said Joseph
Stallings, who chaired the BOG’s Non-
Discrimination Policy Subcommittee,
which considered the amendment.
Stallings said he expected the BOG to
pass the amendment by this summer.
“I want it (the policy) to pass, but it is
almost more important to have a full dis
cussion ofthe amendments,” Stallings said.
“It is important to have an enlightened and
informed consensus rather than to rush to
Although he said he did not expect the
decision to pass unanimously, Stallings
also said he had not yet heard any board
member say that they would vote against
the new policy.
“The purpose of the policy is to ensure
that individuals within the university sys
tem are judged based on merit and not
based on criteria that have nothing to do
with performance within the university
system,” Stallings said.
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Jerry Stackhouse blows by Georgia Tech's James Forrest to score two of his 23 points in Wednesday night's contest.
Stackhouse led the team in scoring in the Tar Heels' nail-biting win over the Yellow Jackets.
Two members of current Student Body
President George Battle’s Cabinet As
sistant Chief of Staff Calvin Cunningham
and Stacey Brandenburg, co-secretary for
academic affairs are also running for
student body president.
Fiumara said she expected some oppo
sition to Berkaw and herself running a joint
campaign. She also said she hoped stu
dents would be interested in the prospect of
a shared student body presidency.
“They (the students) have a right to
question whether we can work well to
gether,” she said. “We are running as co-
SBP's because we think we can do the job
Some students said they thought there
could be potential problems if two students
were to share the top executive branch
“There could be some problems,” said
Student Congress Rules and Judiciary
Committee member Amy Cummins, Dist.
22. “The duties seem to complicate a posi
tion held by two people.”
Board of Governors
STALLINGS said he
favored expansion of
policy to include sexual
orientation, age and
However, not all
members of the
BOG feel the policy
“I do not know
of anybody within
the University being
against on the basis
of of sexual orienta
tion, and therefore I
think the policy is
former N.C. gover
nor and current
BOG member. “I’d
like to find out more
about what it
Martin said he would decide how to
vote on the issue after the meaning of the
term “ sexual orientation” was made clearer
Cummins said problems could arise over
who would sign documents and how bills
would be passed or vetoed.
“Bills need the SBP’s signature,"
Cummins said. “Would just one count or
would they need both?”
The student body president is also an ex
officio member of all standing committees
as well as of the Board of Trustees. It is
unclear if the co-presidents would have to
choose one committee on which to serve,
if both could serve on all committees, or if
the two would be able to alternate the
Cummins indicated that there could also
be questions about the order of succession
or what the procedure would be if someone
wanted to impeach the president. “Could
one be removed, or would it have to be
Cummins said that these issues would
not necessarily be problems for the candi
dates but that some students could have
See ELECTIONS, Page 2
by other members of the BOG.
Stallings said the resolution should also
be passed to establish a uniform policy for
the 16 campuses of the UNC system. The
policy would ensure that a policy prevent
ing discrimination based on sexual orien
tation would be present on the six cam
puses that currently have no such policy,
The new policy would also govern the
general administration of the UNC sys
tem, Stallings said.
Chancellor Paul Hardin initiated the
University’s policy forbidding discrimina
tion against sexual orientation.
“I don’t think it is our business to inter
fere with this at other schools,” Hardin
said. “The policy has worked very well
here, and I believe in it.”
.But when Hardin steps down in June,
the University’s new chancellor might not
establish anew nondiscrimination policy.
“The policy in place is the chancellor’s
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standingpolicy,” said Calvin Cunningham,
a member of the Association of Student
Governments of the UNC system. “This is
a policy which Paul Hardin issued... when
Chancellor Hardin leaves, this policy lea ves
“This resolution will make the policy
systemwide and not subject to the whims
of the new chancellor,” he added.
Cunningham also said the revision to
the policy was widely supported by stu
dents, faculty and staff throughout the
“(The ASG) voted unanimously to sup
port the resolution —and that is rare,”
Although UNC-system President C.D.
Spangler would not comment specifically
on the proposed policy, he said that he
supported the policy’s principles.
“I’m not going to comment on the policy
See BOG, Page 2
Edwards: Offers Required
That She Resign Her Post
At University Police
BY ADAM GUSMAN
Chancellor Paul Hardin said Wednes
day that the University had offered Keith
Edwards, the University police officer in
the eighth year of a grievance against UNC
for discrimination, a settlement in the case
but that she had declined.
“It takes two sides to settle a case,”
Hardin said. “There have been continuing
efforts to settle the case.”
Edwards said Wednesday that any dis
cussion of a settlement involved her resign
ing from the University Police department
and promising never to apply for another
position there. “I’m 44 years old, a black
woman,” Edwards said. “I’ve built up a
20-year retirement, and they want me to
give it all up.”
Edwards said she would not accept any
settlement that required her to resign from
the University Police department.
The chancellor declined to comment
Wednesday on the merits of the case, but
Hardin did say that after each court ruling
in the Edwards saga he had brought the
two sides together Edwards and her
attorneys, and the state—to try to reach a
“At every punctuation mark in this long
case, I have brought the two sides together
to try and reach a fair settlement.”
Edwards said she was last contacted by
UNC about a possible settlement in Sep
tember. Most of the money from the settle
ment would have gone toward pay, her
legal fees, which are now estimated at
more than $150,000, Edwards said. She
would have been left with less than two
years’ salary, she said. “We’ve never heard
another word (from the University). If the
University were serious about a settlement,
they would have contacted us again.”
McSurely said the University’s refusal
to consider any settlement without his cli
ent being forced to leave the department
made further discussion on the matter dif
ficult. “Keith’s peers say that she’s an ex
cellent cop, and it’s absurd that she should
have to resign to end this case,” McSurely
said. “She was bom and raised in Chapel
Hill and could be a great asset to the Uni
versity,” he said. “Chancellor Hardin has
said so himself.”
McSurely suggested that Edwards could
even take on extra responsibilities working
with crime prevention issues and commu
nity outreach. Edwards said that she was
offered $65,000 in 1989 but that that settle
ment would have included no admission
of wrongdoing from the University so she
nixed the possible deal.
McSurely said the University often of
fered settlements to avoid the stigma of
discrimination. “If anyone ever gets them
selves a good lawyer and pushes it hard,
then the University offers them enough
money to settle, and thus they can brag to
everybody that they’ve never discriminated
Special Deputy Attorney General Tom
Ziko wrote a letter Tuesday to C. Thomas
Sobol, chairman of the State Personnel
Commission, asking the SPC to award
University Police officer Keith Edwards
See EDWARDS, Page 2