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Prosecutor Plans to Seek
Death Penalty for Smith
UNION, S.C. Susan Smith covered
her eyes and sobbed, her chest heaving, as
the charges detailing how she drowned her
two young sons were read out in court
Monday and the prosecutor promised to
seek the death penalty.
After her lawyer said she was not ready
to enter a plea, Smith was led back to the
defense table, wiping her hands across her
face several times as her tears continued.
Judge Costa Pleicones entered an inno
cent plea on her behalf and set trial for
A gasp rose from the onlookers in the
packed courtroom when prosecutor
Tommy Pope said he would seek to have
Smith put to death in the electric chair if
she was convicted.
He said execution would be warranted
because of two aggravating circumstances:
the killing of two or more people and the
killing of a child younger than 11.
Two months ago, Smith told the world
that a catjacker had driven off with her
boys, 3-year-old Michael and 14-month
old Alex, then finally confessed that she
had sent her own car plowing into a lake
with the boys strapped inside.
Among those in court today were
Smith’s mother and stepfather. Her es
tranged husband, David Smith, was not
At Smith’s first court appearance two
months ago, one woman shouted, “Hold
your head up! You’re a baby murderer!”
Another yelled out that she should die like
There were no such outbursts today,
and much of the venom in her hometown,
a rural community about 60 miles north
west of Columbia, seems to have subsided.
“There’s some people that say probably
the best punishment she could get would
be to leave her the way she is now, to have
to live day to day with those thoughts in her
mind,” Union County council Chairman
Donnie Betenbaugh said.
Russian Leader Calls for
End to Chechen Fighting
GROZNY, Russia —With its offensive
in Chechnya stalling, Russia on Monday
called for immediate peace talks to end a
secessionist rebellion it said threatens the
nation’s security and well-being.
“The future of Russia, our future, de
pends on resolving the crisis in Chechnya, ”
Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin said
Monday night in a 15-minute address on
He called for talks “with all interested
parties and forces” and a simultaneous
Both sides have appealed for negotia
tions before, but Chernomyrdin’s speech
—which did not impose the usual Russian
conditions that the Chechens disarm
was one of Moscow’s strongest statements
Avalanche Buries Northern
Iceland, Kills Five People
REYKJAVIK, Iceland —An avalanche
of ice and snow struck a fishing village in
northwestern Iceland on Monday, killing
five people. Rescuers searched for 11 miss
ing people after the slide and evacuated the
village’s 250 residents.
Ten children were among those hit by
the snowslide in Sudavik, 130 miles north
of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
Civil Defense Force spokesman
Johannes Reykdal said he did not know
how many children remained missing.
He said that snowstorms blocked roads
to Sudavik and that after the avalanche the
entire population of the village, about 250
people, was moved by ship to a neighbor
Strong Earthquake Rocks
Japan's Western Border
TOK YO —A strong earthquake with a
preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rocked west
ern Japan early today.
There were no immediate reports of
damage or injury from the 5:46 a.m. (3:46
p.m. EST) earthquake, centered 12 miles
underground on the island of Awaji off
Osaka, 450 kilometers west of Tokyo.
A quake of magnitude 7 or higher can
cause widespread, heavy damage through
out the region, although the current dam
age estimates have not been received yet.
No warning was issued for tsunamis, or
tidal waves caused by earthquakes.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high 62.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny; high
So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
BOG Will Review 39 Programs
BY KATHRYN TAYLOR
The UNC-system Board of Governors
is gearing up for a yearlong review of
degree programs with low enrollment and
low productivity that could eliminate 39 of
the University’s programs.
Roy Carroll, UNC-system vice presi
dent for planning, said that the N.C. Gen
eral Assembly had requested the review in
order to increase efficiency at all 16 of the
“The General Assembly had mandated
that the BOG do a review of all degree
programs by December 1995 targeting
those with low priority, low productivity
and unnecessary redundancy,” Carroll
UNC Cages Tigers Twice in 1 Day
Men Overcome Clemson’s
Physical Play; Barnes Goes
Berserk in Final 30 Seconds
BY ADAM DAVIS
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
CLEMSON, S.C. lf it were a movie,
it would have been rated ‘R’ (adult lan
guage, some violence). With a little fake
blood and an annoying announcer, it could
have been a WWF match.
But actually, No. 4 North Carolina and
No. 18 Clemson were playing basketball
Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum, and in
the end, UNC’s athletic ability and shoot
ing ability prevailed against the rough-
The tone for
the game was
set during pre-
game warmups when the Tar Heels’ Charlie
McNairy tripped over a big orange flag and
went sprawling onto the court. From that
moment on, bodies were bouncing this
way and that as the undersized Tigers tried
to play a physical man-to-man defense.
“That was really the only chance we
had," Clemson’s Bruce Martin said. “We
had to lay on ’em and keep bodies on ’em
so they weren’t able to just jump on the
Because of that plan, the Tar Heels
especially center Rasheed Wallace —were
surrounded by white jerseys whenever they
got the ball inside.
Although the Tar Heels(l2-1,3-1 ACC)
were awarded 51 free throw attempts to
Clemson’s seven, Wallace (16points, nine
rebounds) said the officials could have
added to that total.
“We have more size, so the refs let it go
a little farther with them being little to
push us some more, which is all right,
because they’re just playing their defense,”
he said. “But I mean, all those hard fouls
and whacks across the head and all that
tackling all that ain’t necessary.”
Necessary or not, the strategy was work
ing early for Clemson (10-2, 1-2 ACC).
The Tigers jumped out to an 11-2 lead just
3:10 into the game, and they didn’t allow a
UNC field goal until Wallace’sviciousjam
off a pass from Jerry Stackhouse 5:20 into
the contest. That made it 11-6.
Clemson still led 23-20 with 6:09 left in
the half, but then UNC’s Dante Calabria,
who led the team with 18 points, took
charge. He scored UNC’s next eightpoints,
the last of which came on a 3-pointer from
the right wing and gave the Tar Heels a 28-
271ead. Calabria added a last-second layup
off Pearce Landry’s steal and assist to give
UNC a 36-31 halftime bulge.
The Tar Heels used a zone defense for
Franklin Street March Celebrates Past, Future of King’s Dream
BY DEAN HAIR
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Residents, local government officials
and members of the University Housing
Association came together at 11 a.m. Mon
day in front of the Franklin Street post
office to commemorate the achievements
of Martin Luther King Jr.
Organizers of the event met in front of
Morehead Planetarium and then marched,
singing “We Shall Overcome,” to the post
office, where a crowd of more than 40 was
Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun wel
comed participants and thanked them for
honoring King on the date of his birth.
Broun spoke of the civil rights achieve
ments that have been made since King’s
death but emphasized the continued need
for change in the community.
“It is important to recognize what Mar
tin Luther King meant to us all,” Broun
said. “We have in some ways lived up to
his dream. However, unless we come to
gether and say ‘We need to do something,’
then King’s dream will not be fulfilled.”
Chapa) Hill, North CwoEm
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17,1995
Programs were selected forreview based
on the number of degrees awarded in the
past two years, he said.
Bachelor’s degree programs with fewer
than 20 graduates, master’s degree pro
grams with fewer than 16 graduates and
doctoral degree programs with fewer than
six graduates are subject to review.
“If there’s a program on the books that
hasn’t enrolled any students in several years,
I’d have some serious questions about why
already died on the vine, there’s no need to
keep it up.”
Carroll said programs wouldbe removed
or consolidated to create more resources
for departments with a larger number of
UNC point guard Shammond Williams fires a 3-pointer as Clemson's Bill
Harder (12) tries to defend. This shot gave UNC a 71-58 lead with 3:44 left.
much of that first half, as planned by coach
Dean Smith. And because Clemson was
beating the man-to-man with backdoor
layups, Smith stuck with the zone after the
“It’s hard for our big guys to chase
(Greg) Buckner and (Rayfield) Ragland...
Mostofthespeakersatthe rally spoke of
the changes they believed needed to be
made immediately to help fulfill King’s
dream. America’s economic situation, the
current number of African-Americans in
the prison population and the ever-increas
ing drug problems in low-income families
all seemed to be on the minds of Monday’s
Former University housekeeper Eric
Browning spoke ofhis problems with UN C
and of the community’s drug problems.
“We have got to help ourselves,” Brown
ing said. “It is the new thing called crack
that is destroying the black community
lem in King’s dream is drugs.
“I havebeen through that alley ofdrugs,”
he said. “It is a plague, and it is killing us
all. We all have got to stop this problem.”
Harvey Reid, president of the Midway
Development Commission, spoke of how
important economics was in the role of
lower income residents in the community.
“The optimum word for this year is
economics,” Reid said. “Economics deals
with five things people, land, space,
Faculty Council Chairwoman Jane
Brown said she thought the cuts were un
“We still haven’t recovered from the
cuts three or four years ago,” she said.
“Basically, I think the assumption that we
need cuts needs to be examined as well.”
Brown said she thought that some of the
programs were not designed to produce a
high number of graduates.
“Especially with graduate programs, the
programs are kept small to maintain qual
ity, and there may not be many graduates
because often the degree requirements can
take a long time to complete,” she said.
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so we just zoned more than we ever have in
33 years,” he said. “We wanted to really
play zone in the first half so our legs would
be there, trying to rest, and then it was our
most effective defense in the first half, so
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money and information. Money fuels ev
has no more than 100 people with sl.
“What we are blessed with in this com
munity are very intellectual people,” he
said. “If you have skills, products and tal
ent, you can participate in America’s eco
nomic system. Economics involves every
one. It starts at every home. We’ve got to
bring knowledge, information and effort
together to make a change."
Joy Plummer, a representative of the
UNC chapter of the NAACP, found the
low number of University students in at
tendance at the King rally disturbing. “I
am sad students are no longer involved,”
Plummer said. “I think Martin Luther King
Immediately following the rally, par
ticipants marched down Franklin Street
toward Canboro singing civil rights songs
and carrying banners with King’s inspira
tional words. The march ended at the First
Baptist Church on the comer of Roberson
and Rosemary streets.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the
NAACP, along with the South Orange
Majors Under Rewiew
Nineteen biichelor's degree programs
currently offered at the University will
be reviewed this year by the BOG.
• Asian Studie s • Music Education
• African Studios • Peace. War 6
• AfroAmerican Studies Defense
• Astronomy • Portuguese
• Comparative literature * Russian
• General liberal Arts & • Russian Studies
Sciences • Special
• German Preprofessional
• Italian Program, medicate
• latin • Special
• latin Studies Professional
• linguistics Program, dentistry
SOURCE ROY CARROLL V P OF PLANNING STAFF
Women Win 30th Straight,
Also Extend Streak Against
Davis, Clemson to 6 Games
BY CHAD AUSTIN
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
CLEMSON, S.C. Perhaps one day,
Clemson head basketball coach Jim Davis
will rediscover how to handle the North
Carolina Tar Fleels.
When Davis took over the Tiger pro
gram in 1987, he won eight ofhis first 10
meetings with UNC. But in recent seasons,
the Tar Heels have held the upper hand.
And Saturday night was no exception
as No. 4 UNC extended Davis’ woes even
further with a
77-73 victory Women's Basketball
overthe Tigers UNC 77
before a crowd Clemson 73
of 3,823 at
The loss was Davis' sixth in a row to the
Tar Heels, who won their 30th straight
game and now stand at 16-0 overall, 4-0 in
“I just have a hard time believing that
Virginia and North Carolina are better
than Clemson,” said Davis, whose Tiger
squad fell to 124, 2-2 in the ACC. “Our
goal was to limit scoring opportunities in
the paint, and we didn’t limit them nearly
as much as we had to.”
After falling behind early, the Tigers
erased a 13-point deficit in the second half
to take a 73-72 lead with just over two
minutes remaining. UNC then tied the
game at 73 on a Marion Jones free throw at
the 1:11 mark.
Clemson had a couple of chances for the
win in the game’s waning moments but
once again came up short. With 45 seconds
remaining, Tiger sharpshooter Tara
Saunooke drove left against the UNC de
fense, looking forthe go-ahead bucket. But
Saunooke, Clemson’s leading scorer, col
lided with Tar Heel center Carrie McKee
and was whistled for a charging foul.
“She made the right decision to put the
ball on the floor and had the girl beaten,”
Davis said of Saunooke. “She’s so good at
pulling up and shooting the jump shot, but
she just wanted to go to the basket so badly.
She was just a little bit too determined to
get the ball in the basket and drew the foul.
“That’s one time when she should’ve
pulled up and shot the jumper.”
Saunooke, who averages 17.7 points
and holds the ACC record for most 3-
pointers made, was limited to just 10 points
against the Tar Heels. She missed all three
of her 3-point attempts.
On the Tar Heels’ ensuing possession,
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Martin Lather King Jr. Birthday Celebrations
Today. 7 p.m„ Martin Luther King Jr. 7:30 p.m.. Speech by Dr. Alvin
Oratorical Contest Student Union Poussaint Memorial Halt
film auditorium. Saturday. 9:15 a.m.. 'Dr. Martin Luther
Wednesday, noon, 'A Show of Hands King Jr.'s Idea of Non-Violence: Can|
for Peace and Unity,' Polk Place. the Dream Be Realized Today?'
1:00 p.m.. Talk on The Native-and Memorial Hall.
African-American Underclass,' Noon, Crosscultural communications I
Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural workshop, BCC.
Center. 7:30 p.m., 'I, Too, Sing America,'
6:30 p.m.. Residence Hall activities. Great Hall.
Thursday, noon. Talk on ‘Socioeco- Sunday, 3 p.m.. Gospel concert
nomic Structural Impediments to featuring Douglas Miller. Memorial
Realizing Dr. King's Dream,' BCC. HalL
Black Caucus, sponsored a Martin Luther
King Jr. community church service with
the theme of “restoring hope through eco
Speeches were made at the service by
local officials and were alternated with
performances by the L. D. Jones Inspira
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The white building that has historically
housed the Campus Y will eventually be
replaced rather than renovated. The Build
ing and Grounds Committee made that
recommendation in its annual report Fri
day to the Faculty Council.
Originally, the committee considered
renovating die present building, but it con
cluded that renovation would not be cost
effective. “It was felt that the existing dam
age to the building is not cost effective in
terms ofho w much money it would take to
restore and renovate the building,” com
mittee member Norris Johnson said.
Brad King, Campus Y co-treasurer, said
he agreed that the expenses for renovating
the Y would cost more than it’s worth.
The building that stands between South
Building and Gerrard Hall has sentimental
value for those who know Campus Y’s
history. The building has been there since
the early 1800s. After the mid-to late 19th
century, the building housed the YMCA,
Campus Y’s predecessor, which included
sport clubs, cheerleading and even a news
paper that operated on the third floor.
King said change was inevitable consid
ering the building’s condition. “If you want
the Y to continue to grow and do the things
it has been doing, there has to be a change.”
King said it was important to keep the
current location for the Campus Y because
the Y Court on Cameron Avenue in front
of the building had served as the student
gatheringplace, like the Pit, until the 19605.
The Campus Y operates only on the
first floor and in the basement of the build
ing because the second and third floors are
off limits, King said.
Johnson said the committee had been
discussing possibilities for the future loca
tion of the Campus Y and the building in
which it would be housed. He said the
present building was not large enough to
house all of the Y’s service committees.
The Campus Y includes 24 committees
and more than 700 participants, King said.
The location of the Y couldalso change.
Johnson said that although the focus was
on the building, the committee also had
had to take the grounds in terms of trying
to meet UNC’s needs as a whole into
account. “The Building and Grounds Com
mittee is aware that administrative and
teaching units on campus see that area as
an area that might be served administra
tively or as a teaching unit.”
But Richard Andrews, a professor of
environmental science and engineering,
said Friday that the Campus Y was an
important part of UNC’s intellectual life.
“The Campus Y allows our students to
express concerns about society. It deserves
a central location that is visible.”
Steve Hoffmann, a graduate student who
serves on the committee, said the Campus
Y’s new home probably would be close to
its present location, and he stressed that no
date had yet been set for the group’s move
or for the construction of anew building on
the same site.
Today is your last chance to apply to join
the staff of The Daily Tar Heel! DTH editors are
looking for reporters, graphic artists, design
ers. copy editors and photographers.
Applications are available in the DTH office
in Union Suite 104. All applications are due by
5 p.m. today.
The guest speaker was Robyn Hadley, a
UNC graduate and the first black woman
to win the Rhodes scholarship. Her speech
primarily focused on the needs of the Afri
can-American community to become eco
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