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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Malcolm mhild Pleads
Innocent in Famkhan Plot
ST. PAUL, Minn. Malcolm X’s
daughter pleaded innocent Wednesday to
trying to kill Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan. Her mother, meanwhile, de
nied she had raised her six daughters to
hate her late husband’s rival.
“I read in one magazine that I probably
had fed her a steady diet to dislike
Farrakhan, which is absolutely untrue,”
Betty Shabazz, a college administrator in
New Y ork City, said after the arraignment.
Last week’s indictment of Qubilah
Shabazz on charges she hired a hit man to
kill Farrakhan, a former rival of her slain
father, has been criticized as a setup.
Defense lawyers say the 34-year-old
Shabazz was lured into the alleged plot by
a childhood friend, identified in media
reports as Michael Fitzpatrick, who was a
longtime government informant.
Earthquake Death Count
Now Tops 3,000 m Japan
KOBE, Japan Some hungry survi
vors got a single rice ball, a makeshift
morgue did without coffins, and hospitals
struggled to find antibiotics and blood.
As the death toll topped 3,000 in Kobe’s
earthquake disaster, thousands tried to flee
what was once a sleek and efficient city,
many of them bandaged as they limped
past huge piles of rubble and collapsed
Raging fires that erupted after Tuesday’s
quake had mostly died out Wednesday,
leaving a sooty, gray pallor that height
ened the sense of dismay in the city of 1.4
Rescuers, often working with bare
hands, sifted through the ruins looking for
6,800 Auto Workers Begin
Strike at GM Parts Plant
FLINT, Mich. A strike that could
cripple much of the U.S. auto industry
within days broke out Wednesday at a
General Motors Corp. plant that makes
spark plugs, filters and other parts.
Some 6,800 workers at the AC Delco
East complex walked out when talks broke
off shortly before the 10 a.m. deadline set
by the United Auto Workers. The plant
also supplies parts to Ford Motor Cos. and
The union has complained that
understaffing and overtime to meet boom
ing demand for cars are creating dangerous
and unhealthy working conditions. In ad
dition, the UAW said outside contractors
hired by GM threatened workers’ jobs.
1,000 U.N. Peacekeepers
Still Short of Food, Heat
SARAJEVO, Bosnia—The U.N. com
mander for Bosnia failed Wednesday to
solve a dispute with the Bosnian govern
ment that has left nearly 1,000 U.N. peace
keepers short of food and heat in bitter
Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Rose returned
empty-handed from a trip to Tuzla in north
central Bosnia, where the United Nations
has tried for a year to persuade the Serbs to
allow aid flights to a nearby airport.
Government troops have been blockad
ing 450 U.N. soldiers at the airfield, and
nearly 600 others in the region, for eight
days. U.N. officials angered the govern
ment by allowing a Serb liaison officer
onto the airfield Jan. 8 as a guarantee
against its military use.
New Speaker Says Women
Can't Hold Combat Roles
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Women
aren’t meant for traditional military com
bat since “females have biological prob
lems staying in a ditch for 30 days.” But
they might outdo men at missile comput
ers because men “are biologically driven to
go out and hunt giraffes.”
Newt Gingrich’s college course is sup
posed to be about history, but the new
House speaker digressed a bit recently to
give his views on what separates the sexes.
The comments are from his first “Re
newing American Civilization” lecture
since the Georgia Republican took over as
the House’s top lawmaker.
Since the changing of the guard in Con
gress, Democrats and other Gingrich op
ponents have been hanging on every
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UNC First University to Receive MLK Award
When the University’s racial climate
makes headlines, it is usually not a cause
for celebration. But last month, UNC be-
came the first
university to re
ceive the “Mak
ing of the King
Black Poverty, His
Conversion to Islam
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sity ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill should
be commended for its promotion of the
UNC Uses Inside-Outside Combo to Top Cavs
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
Carolina in its 79-76 win over Virginia at
the Smith Center Wednesday night.
Donald Williams was Mr. Outside in
the first half, drilling 4-of-4 3-pointers for
the Tar Heels.
In the second half, Rasheed Wallace’s
etration combined to become effective in
side forces for UNC (13-1,4-1 in the ACC)
against the Cavaliers, who had been hold
ing teams to the lowest shooting percent
age in the ACC.
“We never really had a handle on them
coach Jeff Jones. “I
thinkit’ssafe to say
that that’s been the
thing that’s led to
some of our most
recent wins. That’s
N.C. State ...77
probably the reason we were always claw
ing back, but never could get control of the
The Cavaliers (10-4,4-1) refused to sur
render early after North Carolina twice
built double-digit leads in the second half.
They closed the margin to two points in the
final minute and then fouled Pearce Landry
with 21 seconds left.
Landry hit l-of-2 free throws, and the
Cavs would have a chance to at least send
the game into overtime at a place where
they had not won since 1981.
“We had 21 seconds left when we got
the basketball back, down three,” Jones
said. “We didn’t want to force a guarded
‘3’, knowing that they’d be out in their
defense. We told them we would take
either a ‘2’ or a ‘3’ score and then call
The Cavaliers got the ball inside to 6-
foot-8 forward Junior Burrough, but UNC
forward Jerry Stackhouse got a hand on
Burrough’s shot. UVa. then knew time
was running out and it had to shoot from 3-
Harold Deane and Curtis Staples each
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 7
Women Slip by Wolfpack
The North Carolina Tar Heels won
their 31st consecutive game Wednes
day night with a 71-62 victory over
ACCrivalN.C. State. Senior Charlotte
Smith led the way for UNC with 14
points. Wolfpack freshman Chasity
Melvin scored 30.
See page 5 for full coverage.
AIDS House Finally Ready
After Long Uphill Battle
BY MEGAN HANLEY
Five years of work will culminate Sun
day when the AIDS Service Agency of
Orange County holds an open house at its
new AIDS group home.
The AIDS house will provide people
living with AIDS the care they need in a
The house, which cost $302,000, is now
completely finished. The entire construc
tion cost was provided by a grantfrom the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
The agency was originally considering
remodeling an old house but decided it
would be more cost-effective to design a
Protests were raised by those living in
the neighborhood during the early stages
of the project, but the opposition has since
“It has not only died down but it has
completely turned around,” said Deborah
Young, executive director of the AIDS
Service Agency of Orange County. “Since
People ask for criticism , but they only want praise.
Chapel Hal North CaroEaa
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,1995
King holiday through a wide range of pro
grams attended by students, faculty and
staff of all races, all nationalities and all
religious groups,’’wroteCoretta Scott King,
chairwoman of the Martin Luther King Jr.
Federal Holiday Commission, in a letterto
Chancellor Paul Hardin.
The award has recognized outstanding
contributions to the growth and develop
ment of the King Holiday for three years
now. Past winners are Turner Broadcast
ing and the Seattle Times.
Archie Ervin, chairman of the
University’splanning committee, received
the award in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9.
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we have begun building, there has been
nothing but complete understanding. The
people have been so wonderful.”
The house will provide shelter, trans
portation, meals and other assistance with
everyday livingforpeople living with AIDS.
Home Health Care of Chapel Hill will also
provide assistance to the residents, said Joe
Herzenberg, president of the local service
See AIDS HOUSE, Page 4
“The award is an incredible honor,”
Ervin said Wednesday. “We have a social
responsibility and moral obligation to edu
cate people to significant individuals and
issues confronting our society. I’d like to
see the celebration grow into a national
focal point for students and academics
The University’s celebration formally
began in 1982, four years before the first
national observance. Hardin established a
permanent planning committee composed
of students, staff and faculty in 1986.
Hardin formally accepted the award
Sunday at a community banquet in
Town Growth Lacks Affordable Housing
BY KAREN WILLIAMS
The average cost of housing in Chapel
Hill is up to $160,000, say town officials,
and there is little to no affordable housing
in town. There have been several sugges
tions made by the Chapel Hill Town Coun
cil as well as other town organizations to
remedy the lack of low-income housing.
The Chapel Hill Board of Realtors is
sponsoring a house to be built by the Or
ange County Habitat for Humanity. John
Tyrrell, chairman of the board’s Afford
able Housing Committee, said plans for
the Habitat House had been developing
since last year.
Tyrrell said the Board of Realtors began
collecting funds last December by hosting
a raffle. The first fund raiser made more
than S4OO. Since that time, Tyrrell said,
more than $6,000 has been raised to help
fund the Habitat house.
“We have also had a contribution from
Tillman Heating and Air and from Duke
Power for a heating system,” Tyrrell said.
Most of the money will be raised through
funding from local realtors. Tyrrell said
more than 70 realtors had volunteered to
donate $lO to the Habitat house for every
house they sold.
Morehead Planetarium that kicked off the
weeklong King Holiday celebration. Dr.
Alvin Poussaint will deliver the
celebration’s keynote address at 7:30 p.m.
today in Memorial Hall, where the winner
of the MLK Jr. Scholarship will be pre
The University will host an oratorical
and art contest at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in
Memorial Hall for precollege students. The
Cross Cultural Communication Institute
will lead a workshop in the BCC at noon,
and there will be a performance entitled “I
Too Sing America” at 7:30 p.m. in the
Tyrrell also said the Board of Realtors
had agreed to match the funds raised by
local realtors to as much as SIO,OOO. The
matching funds he said the board would
provide would come from dues and fees
paid to the board by member realtors.
Tyrrell estimates that it will take from
$43,000 to $45,000 to fund the house.
It has not been decided where the Habi
tat house will be built. “We will pick the
land after more funding has been raised,”
Tyrrell said. “It is likely that it will be in the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro area,” he said.
Tyrrell said he hoped the efforts being
made by the Board of Realtors would be a
continuous effort. “Wouldn’t it be great if
the real estate community could do this on
a regular basis?” he said. “And wouldn’t it
be great if other real estate boards could
follow our lead? We could take it to a
President of the Board of Realtors Fred
Stevens said one house could not solve the
affordable housing situation. “It’s a sym
bolic gesture,” Stevens said. “But it’s a
start and a statement of what we think is
important. Our concerns go way beyond
The Habitat house will be just one way
to help ease the problem of affordable hous
ing. “Affordable housing is a challenge in
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The celebration ends Sunday with a
gospel concert featuring Douglas Miller
and the Black Student Movement Gospel
Choir at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
“We have a balance of activities now,
and that’s good,” Ervin said. “In the fu
ture, the preponderance of events should
be about educating the community and
state about Dr. King’s life and legacy. I’d
like to establish symposia where people
discuss the relevance of his message to our
situation today. We want to bring people
together to build bridges between and
among diverse communities, and above all
we want to be made to think.”
First Joint Meeting of Two
Groups, UNITAS Eases
The Asian Students Association, the
Black Student Movement and UNITAS
discussed the need for better communica
tion among the groups at their first joint
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, assistant
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,
and graduate student Kurt Miyazaki medi
ated a discussion among audience mem
Anderson-Thompkins said she saw the
meeting as an important first step. “Six
teen percent ofUNC’s students are minori
ties,” she said. “We can’t close relations.
We have to keep these dialogues open.”
UNITAS is a multicultural living and
learning program in Carmichael Residence
Miyazaki said he did not think specific
point of this gathering is to have a discus
sion,” he said. “I think that the ASA and
the BSM don’t talk much.”
Carolyrm McDonald, co-vice president
ofthe BSM, suggested that an open discus
sion was necessary to establish dialogue
between the groups. “We need to be able to
say whatever we wantto say, and to do that
we need to be open," she said.
David Liu, president of the ASA, men
tioned a common obstacle in the relation
ships between Asian- and African-Ameri
can students racism instilled by one’s
“Asian families can be very racist, and
sometimes these racist ideas taught to us
by our families can be carried with us to our
university,” he said.
Anderson-Thompkins said there were
many myths about ethnic groups that in
hibited them from learning about each
other. “There are many obstacles between
the groups: for example, feeling like you
cannot walk into the BCC because you are
not an African American,” she said.
Nikki Stringer, a member of fr" BSM
said the groups should unite in to
protect their histories.
“The mainstream is asking us to give
See RELATIONS, Page 4
Chapel Hill,” Tyrrell said. “Alotofpeople
in the area are doctors or professors from
the University, and it makes housing more
expensive and drives up the price of land. ”
Town Council member Joe Capowski
agreed that Chapel Hill had a serious prob
lem with affordable housing. “There are
no new houses available less than
$100,000,” Capowski said.
He attributed this lack of “blue-collar
housing” to several causes. Capowski said
Chapel Hill was a desirable town to live in
with no more room to expand outward. He
also said it was more profitable to build
bigger and more expensive houses.
Capowski said the University and UNC
Hospitals attracted people to the area.
However, the University does not provide
housing for its faculty and staff. One idea
that has been proposed for the future ofthe
University’s Horace Williams and Mason
Farm tracts is the construction of afford
able housing for UNC faculty or staff.
Capowski said junior faculty in the hu
manities could no longer afford to live in
the area. “I hope that UNC will include
housing for lower-paid faculty and staff in
the plans for the Horace Williams tract,”
See HOUSING, Page 4