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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
O.J. Defense Team Offers
Alibi Evidence on Ist Day
LOS ANGELES O.J. Simpson's
defense Monday offered for the first time
evidence of an alibi and contended that
police might have moved his Bronco, as
well as a bloody glove, after the murders.
The contentions, contained in court
papers, came during a busy morning that
saw opening statements stalled by bitter
arguments over late-submitted evidence
from the defense.
During the afternoon, the judge ruled
that defense lawyers cannot mention De
tective Mark Fuhrman during opening
statements but that they can question him
during cross-examination about racial ani
mosity. The defense contends he is a racist
who may have planted a bloody glove as
evidence at Simpson’s estate.
Angry prosecutors asked for a weeklong
delay because of last-minute additions to
the defense witness list and the late submis
sion of a defense video. Superior Court
Judge Lance Ito ruled that many of the
witnesses could not be mentioned in the
defense’s opening statement. The question
of whether the defense video should be a
reason to delay the statements was pend
ing when the proceedings broke for lunch.
In another development, Simpson asked
for permission to speak to the jury briefly
before his defense attorneys present their
opening statements and to show panelists
what court papers called “physical scars,
injuries and limitations.” It was unclear
what he wanted to show to the jury and
Smith Fails With Appeal,
Pays Final Visit to Mother
RALEIGH —Kermit Smith’s final ap
peal was rejected Monday by the U.S.
Supreme Court, clearing the way for Smith
to die for the 1981 murder of a college
cheerleader in Rocky Mount.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist re
ferred the application to the full court,
which rejected it without dissent. Smith
was to be executed at 2 a.m. today.
Smith, 37, was sentenced to death in
1981 for the rape and murder of Whelette
Collins, who was kidnapped from the cam
pus of N.C. Wesleyan College along with
two other cheerleaders.
Smith’s trial lasted four days. The ap
peals lasted 14 years.
After the news from the high court,
Smith selected a last meal consisting of
four pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken, all
white meat, a Mountain Dew and a Pepsi.
He spent Monday visiting with his mother,
Jean Smith, his attorneys and a minister,
said Department of Correction spokes
woman Patty McQuillan.
Quake Death Toll Passes
5,000; Criticism Mounts
KOBE, Japan A strong aftershock
shook buildings Monday night as the death
toll from last week’s earthquake passed
5,000. Share prices tumbled, and criticism
mounted against Prime Minister Tomiichi
Murayama for his handling of the crisis.
Jhe death toll from Tuesday’s 7.2 mag
nitude quake climbed to 5,060 when crews
found more bodies in the ruins of this once
vibrant port city. Police said 102 people
More than 26,200 people were injured,
and more than 56,000 buildings were dam
aged or destroyed.
Three aftershocks shook the city Mon
day, including a 4.3 magnitude jolt that
swayed buildings and shattered glass.
Foundation With Ties to
Gingrich Delayed Taxes
WASHINGTON, D.C. A tax-ex
empt group that helps foot the bill for Newt
Gingrich’s TV college course has operated
for almost two years while putting off gov
ernment-required disclosure of its finances.
Although the House speaker holds no
formal title with the Progress andFreedom
Foundation, it was created and staffed by
some of his closest advisors and produces
his weekly television call-in show. The
foundation also helps underwrite the cost
of the college course.
It received a series of filing extensions
from the Internal Revenue Service that one
agency spokesman called “rare.”
The extensions allowed the foundation
to raise more than $1.7 million and to
spend an unspecified amount to push the
House speaker’s conservative agenda.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Partly sunny, breezy; high
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny; high
Harris: Press Could Hurt Applicant Quality
BY ADAM GUSMAN
The search for a successor to Chancel
lor Paul Hardin has been narrowed to
“substantially fewer than 180 candidates,"
search committee Chairman Johnny Har
ris said Monday.
Harris made the announcement after 14
of the committee’s 22 members met in
closed session for an hour and a half in the
Morehead Faculty Lounge on the
“We continue to move forward through
the process,” Harris said.
He said that the committee was talking
with candidates who were under active
Blizzard of ’95
Of North Carolina
Whopping 0.6 Inches of Snow Falls at
Airport As Town Gets First Taste of Winter
BY JON GOLDBERG
So, it didn’t stick to the sidewalks. And, sure, only the most
skilled snowball maker was able to pack enough of the white stuff
together to whack a friend on the way to class.
But although there was no sledding, skiing or snowboarding to
be had, six hours of snow flurries transformed an otherwise dreary
Monday into the closest thing this part of the country usually gets
to a winter wonderland.
“It was the most amazing thing. I was walking through the
Arboretum, and the whole Arboretum was white,” said Sarah
Crissman, a freshman from Orlando, Fla. “It was just amazing. I
can’t even describe it.”
The day was particularly special for Crissman, who saw snow
for the first time. Although she was awed, it probably won’t help
her come finals time. “I was sitting in English, and I didn’t hear
a single word that (my teacher) said. I almost asked him to close
the blinds so I could concentrate.”
For others who, like Crissman, grew up in warm climates, the
snow was a welcome change of pace.
“It amazes me to see snow. I grew up in the West Indies where
you don’t ever see snow, ” said Ralph Lewis, who works at Lenoir
Dining Hall. “The closest they get to snow is a freezer.”
About six-tenths of an inch of snow was measured at Raleigh-
Durham International Airport, and snow blanketed much of the
state except for areas in the southern and eastern tips.
The precipitation, which started at about 11 a.m. and stopped
at about 5 p.m., was caused by a low-pressure system coming off
the Pacific Ocean, said Evan Stewart of the WTVD weather
department. The same system caused 6 to 8 inches of snow in
Arkansas yesterday, and it had already lost much of its moisture
before arriving in North Carolina.
No more snow is expected in the next few days, although a
rain-producing system is likely to come to the area this weekend.
Even though the precipitation didn’t cause much in the way of
slippery streets or public school closings Chapel Hill’s were
already off for a teacher workday—it did cause some excitement
and enjoyment around campus.
“I think it’s lovely, ” said Chapel Hill resident Robin Harrington.
“I still get excited like I did in grade school.”
Bogomir Glavan, a sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio, and
Carl Priechenfried, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga., spent
much of the day collecting snow off cars in the Davis Library
parking lot to make a miniature snowman with twigs serving as
arms and eyes.
By Fall, Toll-Free Caroline
May Give Access to Grades
BY MARY BETH MAURIELLO
Almost every UNC student has a horror
story to tell about Caroline; however, by
fall 1995, the telephone registration system
could be a lot more user friendly.
Anew development will allow students
to access their grades as well as register for
their classes, said Philip Charles-Pierre,
chief of staff to Student Body President
In September, Battle proposed a toll
free number for long-distance registration.
The new grades feature is linked to the toll
free service, which will be provided by the
FX Voice Corp. Caroline will also become
a higher quality system, with better sound
and twice as many phone lines.
Charles-Pierre has been working with
Associate Registrar Tom Black on the new
The only possible disadvantage is the
60-second commercial that will begin each
call on a toll-free line. These advertise
ments, by companies such as MCI and
Visa, will be directed toward students.
Funds generated by the commercials will
be used to pay for the line.
Matt Stowe, ajuniorfrom Glastonbury,
Conn., said he was pleased by the possible
change. “We don’t call Caroline enough
for the commercial to be a problem,” he
“It would be a lot cheaper for me to call
If you are all wrapped up in yourself you are overdressed.
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24,1995
consideration and that nominations were
still being considered.
Harris said the major difficulty in the
process to select theUniversity’snext chan
cellor was the interest and involvement of
the press on the matter.
“We would be hard-pressed to invite 12
(candidates) to Charlotte to visit with the
committee for an hour,” Harris said.
He said the process had been so secre
tive because roughly half of the candidates
the committee was considering would take
their name out of consideration for the
position if their names were to be made
These candidates need secrecy because
other administrators at their universities
No Business Like Snow Business
Henry Tilley of Johnny's Sporting Goods in Carrboro said that the store carried sleds year-round
and that they had sold two Monday morning with the arrival of the winter weather.
Meanwhile, other students saw the light snow as
nothing more than a tease, denying them the true
pleasure of a full-fledged snowfall. Some complained
that it didn’t accumulate and therefore didn’t serve
“It’s all right, but it’s irritating,” said Keelan Lewis,
a freshman from Nashville. “It gets in your nose, and
it doesn’t stick (to the ground).”
The winter weather did put smiles on the faces of
several area businesses that carry merchandise suited
to the snow. In Carrboro, six orange sleds graced the
front stoop at Johnny’s Sporting Goods on Main
Street. As of 2:30 p.m., Johnny’s had already sold two
sleds, said Henry Tilley, an employee at the store.
“We’ve been waiting all winter for this,” he said.
from New England during the day, and I
could find out my grades before they came
in the mail.”
Michael Brakas, a sophomore from
Jamesport, N.Y., said he agreed. “I think
most people would rather listen for 60
seconds than pay $8 to $9,” he said. “Atoll
free call would probably be a lot more
conducive to parents’ budgets.”
Of the commercial, Brakas said, “They
even do it in movie theaters now.”
Charles-Pierre said he believed that
many students would think that the ben
efits outweighed the inconvenience of the
“Right now, we have to find a way to
convince the administrators that students
won’t care,” he said.
Local students who do not need a toll
free line can continue to dial 962-UNCI to
register for class and avoid the commer
Once the toll-free number is approved,
it will take between 30 and 60 days to hook
up the new system, Charles-Pierre said. If
all goes as planned, students could use the
new line to register for their spring 1996
The toll-free Caroline number is one of
several projects the Battle administration
is developing with the Registrar’s Office.
Another development is an unlimited
transcript service available to undergradu-
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are not aware of their interest in the job at
UNC, and publicizing their names could
adversely affect their career, Harris said.
“The people we’re looking at have other
responsibilities and other concerns.”
The search process is being conducted
in the way that has been requested of him
by some of the candidates, he said.
Some candidates removed their names
from consideration because they thought it
was too public a process, Harris said.
“If we get ready to recommend two or
three names to the Board of Trustees and
they want to be paraded in here like a
beauty contest, I would be happy to do
that,” Harris said.
But he said the process would remain
Former VP of Planning Retires Teaching Post
Sanders Advised Legislature,
Designed Desegregation Plan,
Directed Institute of Government
BY JILL DUNCAN
Even at retirement, John Sanders re
fuses to boast about his accomplish
ments. After 40 years of University ser
vice, he is not permitting parties in his
honor, he will not grant interviews to
talk about himself and he never takes
full credit for his achievements.
Still, anyone who talks to John Sand
ers, a professor in the Institute of Gov
ernment, a representative for the gover
nor, the adviser to the Dialectic and
Philanthropic Literary Societies, and a
former adviser to the state legislature,
will have no problem finding out how
much he means to the University and
Sanders was bom in Four Oaks. He
graduated from the University in 1950
with a degree in history, and he earned
a J.D. from the University’s law school
Sanders served as director of the In
stitute of Government twice and as vice
president of planning for the University.
He worked on the revision of the state
constitution, helped found the State
Capitol Foundation and worked on res
toration of the state capitol.
H. G. Jones, former curator of the
confidential at least until it was out of the
committee’s hands when they send the
names of two or three candidates to the
Harris said that because of the N.C.
Open Meetings Law, candidates would
not be coming before the search committee
as a whole. Instead, two or three commit
tee members would have to travel to visit
candidates on an individual basis and then
report back to the committee during closed
“We’ll not do anything that could be
remotely construed as a violation of the
Open Meetings Law,” Harris said.
The N.C. Open Meetings Law requires
public notification of all meetings where a
“We keep them in here all the time.”
Larger hardware stores also reported an increase in
business. True Value Hardware, located on Weaver
Dairy Road in Chapel Hill, reported that it had sold 40
plastic sleds and 12 to 15 large bags of ice melt.
“Snow is always good for the hardware business,”
said Danny Carter, manager of the store.
The grocery business also often booms during South
ern snow storms, as lines form in a frantic pursuit for
Personnel at several stores said slightly more people
than usual had been picking up the must-have items
such as bread, milk and toilet paper. For the most part,
however, it was business as usual, and the stores had no
trouble keeping up with the number of customers.
N.C. Collection, called Sanders “a living
encyclopedia.” Jones considers some of
Sanders’ greatest accomplishments to be
his chairmanship of the committee that
prepared the original desegregation plan
for the UNC system and his service to the
Institute of Government.
Jones said he admired Sanders for the
interest he took in the potential of UNC
students. He said he recalled seeing Sand
ers eating at the Carolina Inn with stu
dents. “He talked to them about their fu
tures and the future of the University,” he
“Many of these students became promi
nent people,” Jones said. “He and his wife,
Ann, still have a kind of homecoming
during Commencement as a kind of re
union for these people.”
Sanders also serves as adviser to the
Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary Soci
eties. Asa student at the University, Sand
ers was a member of the Dialectic Society
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majority of the members will be present.
Harris said he thought the search com
mittee was right on schedule in their effort
to find a replacement for Hardin. "I never
expected the new chancellor to arrive be
fore June," he said.
Harris also said he thought that ongoing
searches for top administrators at other
universities would not affect the size or
quality of the applicant pool.
“Now that Cornell University is out of
the picture, there are not a lot of institu
tions that are competitive on paper with us
(that have ongoing searches).”
Harris said the chancellor search com
mittee would probably meet again in
Chapel Hill within three weeks.
BOG Gave Go-Ahead for
Lawsuit Against Company
That May Owe Royalties
The UNC-system Board of Governors
gave the University approval at its Jan. 13
meeting to file suit against Sun Technolo
gies, a Raleigh-based company the Univer
sity says owes it $116,000 in unpaid royal
James Martin, a member of the BOG
Committee on Budget and Finance, said
that the University and Sun Technologies
had collaborated on a health care inven
tion but that it seemed as if the University
had not received its fair share of royalties.
“Some invention had been licensed to
them, and it was asserted that we were not
fully compensated,” said Martin, a former
governor of North Carolina.
“The best way to solve it is to go -to
court, or there is the possibility of losing
your patent rights.
“Any time that the University or an
employee of the University invents some
thing, I believe that we have an obligation
to try and protect that invention and pro
tect our patent rights,” he continued, add
ing that UNC-system institutions have had
some previous success in the area of inven
tions and in making money from them.
Martin said the BOG’s approval of the
suit was standard procedure.
“I believe this to be a routine exercise of
our responsibilities and our rights.”
David Parker, assistant to UNC chief
legal counsel Susan Ehringhaus, said that
the University had not filed suit and that,
therefore, he could not comment on the
“If a suit is going to be filed, that deci
sion will be made by the attorney general,”
Mike Gorman, chief financial officer of
Sun Technologies, also said he could not
comment on the situation.
38 Years of Dedication
1950 - A.B. in history from UNC
1954 - J.D. from UNC Law School
1956-94 —Faculty member. Institute of
1962-73,1979-92 Director, Institute of
1973-78 Vice President of Planning at UNC
1987 - Received Thomas Jefferson Award
1994 - Received Achievement Award from
N.C. Association of Colleges & Universities
before it merged with the Philanthropic
Kris Koontz, president of Di-Phi,
admires Sanders for his “dedication to
causes” and because “he fits the society’s
needs into his schedule.”
“A lot of people don’t know what he
does, even members of the society. He
does so much,” Koontz said.
Sanders is helping to plan the Di-
Phi’s bicentennial celebration, which
will be in April, and he is helping to
maintain the society’s portrait collec
This collection is one of the largest in
the Southeast and the largest student
assembled collection in the United
In 1987, the University awarded
Sanders the Thomas Jefferson Award,
saying his career “embodies the ideal
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