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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Judge Sleeps on Anger,
Returns Camera to Court
LOS ANGELES He slept on it and
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito didn’t
pull the plug Wednesday on live court
room broadcasts of the O. J. Simpson mur
Ito was angry about the accidental broad
cast Tuesday of an alternate juror’s face on
Court TV that lasted eight-tenths of a sec
“Our friends in the news media, thank
you again,” Ito said facetiously.
Then he abruptly stopped the defense’s
opening statement and killed the camera
feed, prompting objections from defense
lawyers who said that prosecutors had had
the benefit of giving their opening state
ments on live TV.
House Begins Showdown
On Budget Amendment
WASHINGTON, D.C. ln a debate
with enormous economic and political sig
nificance, the Republican-controlled House
advanced Wednesday toward a showdown
on a balanced-budget amendment designed
to end the government’s massive mn-up in
GOP lawmakers were nearly unani
mous in their support. But with a two
thirds majority required for passage, the
amendment’s fate was in the hands of a
divided Democratic party.
House Democratic Leader Richard
Gephardt of Missouri told lawmakers the
proposal was “perhaps the most important
issue we will consider in your whole time
in the Congress.”
Israel Approves New Plan
For Housing Settlements
JERUSALEM The government ap
proved a housing plan Wednesday that
will put 20,000 more Jewish settlers in
communities around Jerusalem, provok
ing angry warnings from Palestinian lead
ers that settlement expansion jeopardized
The approval by a Cabinet committee
headed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
came three days after Palestinian militants
killed 19 Israelis in a suicide bombing. But
a decision on construction meant to affirm
Israel’s claim to the greater Jerusalem area
was planned before that attack.
PLO chief Yasser Arafat, on a visit to
Jordan’s capital, Amman, criticized the
Israeli government’s action.
Flu Epidemic Threatens
Japanese Quake Refugees
KOBE, Japan Officials appealed for
medicine Wednesday to combat a flu out
break that threatened to turn into an epi
demic in shelters that house hundreds of
thousands of people who lost their homes
in last week’s earthquake.
The ground continued to rumble in
Kobe, the western city that took the bmnt
of the Jan. 17 quake that killed more than
5, OOOpeople. An aftershockof4.7set build
ings swaying and sent new fears through a
community wondering when its nightmare
There were no reports of damage or
casualties, but high-speed trains in the area
were halted and several expressways were
closed as a precaution.
Eight days after the quake, 307,000
people remained in tents and makeshift
shelters set up in schools and government
Bosnian President Sets
Deadline for Settlement
Frustrated by the lack of peace talks,
Bosnia’s Muslim president on Wednesday
gave rival Serbs two months to accept a
plan dividing the republic, and until May 1
for a final peace settlement.
That date marks the end of the current
truce. The accord, ho we ver, has not stopped
the fighting, particularly in northwest
Bosnia, where Croatian Serbs and rebel
Muslims have been battling government
The Muslim-led government has no
power to force a deadline on the Serbs, or
on the international community. It could,
however, pull out of the cease-fire deal
May 1, which would lead to more heavy
fighting this summer.
The five nations that drafted the peace
plan are pressing to get talks restarted.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high near 50.
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds; high near
Hall Investigating Tenure Denial
BY SHARRON SCOTT
An assistant sociology professor who
recently announced his membership in the
Nation of Islam said the University dis
criminated against him because of his reli
gious affiliation when it denied him tenure
FredXHallsaidhe thought that his race
and his membership in the Nation of Islam
had been factors in the decision to deny
him tenure. Hall has been affiliated with
the University for 14 years. He earned his
doctorate from UNC in 1983.
Hall publicly announced his member
ship in the Nation of Islam Jan. 18.
“I know what America thinks of black
Devils’ Late Shot
Ends Tar Heels’
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
DURHAM —The ball bounced three times on the rim before
the final buzzer sounded and the Cameron Crazies flooded
Duke’s home court.
But this time, it wasn’t Grant Hill or Christian Laettner who
converted the last-second shot for the buzzer-beating victory.
Blue Devil Alison Day played hero Wednesday night asNo. 21
Duke (15-2,6-1 in the ACC) squeaked past No. 3 North Carolina
(18-1, 6-1) 74-72 in front of 5,000 fans at Cameron Indoor
It was the first time the Duke
women have beaten UNC in three
With three seconds left in regulation, Duke guard Jennifer
Scanlon lobbed an inbounds pass over the reach ofN orth Carolina’s
Tonya Jackson, and Day made a turnaround six-footer that fell
through the net on a whim.
“I don’t know, I just said a little prayer, and it went in,” Day
said. “It’s something you dream about—hitting the last shot and
beating Carolina at home.”
UNC senior forward Charlotte Smith said: “It hurts. My heart
sank. But it’s not the end of the world. It’s one loss. We had two
losses last year even though we went on to win the national
championship, so we just have to keep our heads up and keep
Day hit a short jumper in the paint with 37 seconds remaining
to tie the game at 72. After a Tar Heel timeout, sophomore
Marion J ones missed a 3-pointer at the top of the key to give Duke
possession with eight seconds left. The Blue Devils used their first
timeout, then guard Kira Orr advanced the ball past midcourt
before calling their second.
Then Scanlon made the pass. Jackson tried for a steal. And
Day hit the shot.
“We thought they might go into Day,” UNC head coach
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ACC Mea's Results
• Florida State. 70 W. Forest... 71
UNC 100 Virginia ..70
N.C. State...... 71 Maryland.... 56
Ga. Tech 75 Clemson 51
Clinton’s Speech Should
Help Restore Confidence
ASSISTANT STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
AND COLBY SCHWARTZ
When President Clinton took the po
dium Tuesday night for his State of the
Union address, his popularity was on the
But during the course of his hour-and
-21-minute speech, he managed to appease
some of the Republicans and restore some
of the country’s faith in his ability to pass
legislation even with a newly elected and
often hostile Congress.
Democratic Party, said the “new covenant”
actually represented a return to Clinton's
“The president is focused on delivering
the promises of the 1992 campaign to the
American people,” he said. “That’s what
we will see the president doing, and I think
the people will react favorably to it.”
Richard Richardson, a political science
professor at UNC, said he thought Clinton
was attempting to adapt to the Republican
majority in Congress by returning to the
themes of 1992.
Richardson said he was surprised by the
amount Clinton had shifted to the right.
“The degree that (Clinton) wrapped him
self in the center flag was overwhelming,”
Chapal Hill, North CaroKaa
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26,1995
men who are seen as a threat, and I know
what is thought of Lewis Fanakhan, who
many view as the biggest threat, ” Hall said.
He said he would investigate why he
hadnotreceivedtenure. “I have suspicions
at this point, and I am continuing to look
into the matter.”
Hall said he had been told by superiors
that the reason he had not received tenure
was because he had not published exten
“I readily acknowledge not having
lengthy publications,” he said.
But he said there were balancing fac
“I think that my other contributions to
the University should be seen as compen
sation for lack of publications,” Hall said.
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Duke’s Carey Kauffman (23) and Alison Day (52) use Charlotte Smith as sandwich filler as they
battle for a rebound. Smith fouled out in UNC’s first loss since falling to Virginia last February.
he said. “I thought he would embrace the
Republicans’ ideas less. He even apolo
gized for the health bill.”
But Richardson said this was a positive
move. “People couldn’t figure out what
(the health bill) was all about,” he said.
Richardson said he thought Clinton
needed to sustain the momentum created
by the speech.
“Political ups and downs don’t last too
long,” he said. “Remember, no one ex
pected (George) Bush to lose the 1992
election right after the Gulf War."
Joseph Duffey, director of the U.S. In
formation Agency, said he thought Clinton
was addressing the nation at a critical
moment in American history.
“This isatime ofmore significant change
than many of us have known. It is compa
rable to the period of the Great Depres
sion,” he said. “I always think when I
watch President Clinton in front of the
Congress that this is the first time a presi
dent has addressed the country without
nuclear weapons pointing at the nation.”
Duffey said that Clinton had tried to
emphasize deficit reduction while provid
ing programs necessary for progress.
“One difference between the majority
in Congress and the president is how to
provide tax relief,” Duffey said. “Rather
than an across-the-board tax cut, he prefers
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Drunkenness is voluntary insanity.
He said he was surprised when he did
not receive tenure.
“I was devastated. I shed some tears. It
hurt; it really hurt.”
Hall said being denied tenure had not
made him lose faith in the University.
“I retain my loyalty to the University of
North Carolina,” he said. “I am hopeful
that I will be able to remain here.”
Hall said many people discriminated
against members of the Nation of Islam
because they believed the Nation to be
anti-white and anti-Semitic.
“The Nation of Islam is a strongly pro
black organization, but pro-black does not
mean anti-white,” he said.
Hall said that in the past the Nation of
Islam had perceived whites as “blue-eyed
Student Supreme Court Allows Finance
Investigation of the Executive Branch
BY WILL SAFER
The Student Congress Finance Committee may go ahead with
its investigation of the executive branch, according to a decision
of the Student Supreme Court.
The decision, announced before the semester’s first Student
Congress meeting Wednesday night, removed a temporary re
straining order against the finance committee’s investigation. The
restraining order was initiated last semester to allow the executive
branch time to contest the investigation into its financial dealings.
“It was exactly correct,” said Jonathan Jordan, legal counsel to
the finance committee and former Student Congress representa
tive from Dist. 1. Jordan said the executive branch could not
contest the investigation because it did not meet the requirements
established by the Student Government Code.
Lee Conner, legal counsel for the executive branch, said the
investigation adversely affected the executive branch’s ability to
He said one result of the investigation was a great number of
time-consuming phone calls to members of the executive branch,
forcing them to neglect their duties.
The code states that when a legislative act “adversely affects...
or diminishes powers,” it may be challenged. The court decision
stated that the executive branch was not being affected in such a
Jordan later said that the executive branch had no standing to
bring its case and that he was happy with the decision.
Another decision of the court declared invalid a resolution that
allowed Student Congress representative Nathan Darling to re
ceive a stipend for working on the Yackety Yack, the University
Rep. Dion Williams, Dist. 17, brought the case against Dar
ling, editor of the Yackety Yack, stating that the code prohibited
a member of congress from receiving payment of any land for his
devils. ” He also said there was a stereotype
that the Nation still believed that Jews
exploited blacks for their own advantage.
“The Nation of Islam draws attention
to Jewish involvement in the slave trade
and how Jewish merchants enrich them
selves in black communities, but that does
not mean that the Nation of Islam is anti-
Semitic,” Hall said.
“I do think that being a black man in
America, and particularly being involved
in the Nation of Islam, has made me less
acceptable to other persons even if they
don’t always express it,” he said.
Arne Kalleberg, chairman of the sociol
ogy department, declined to comment, as
See HALL, Page 2
or her work. The Yackety Yack is funded by congress.
It was the stated intent of the resolution to allow Darling to
receive the stipend.
The court did not propose a solution to the problem presented
by the code. According to the decision, only congress has the
power to resolve a problem of this kind.
The Student Congress faced two major issues of its own during
the meeting following the court announcements.
The Yackety Yack was the central issue, as congress was asked
to absolve a $77,000 loan given to the organization. The loan
covered printing costs after Tracy Keene, the former business
manager, embezzled the money in 1991.
Darling told the congress representatives that voting to assume
the loan would only change the procedure for collecting the
money, which is being paid back by Keene. The money being paid
to cover the loan is going to the Yackety Yack and then immedi
ately to congress. Darling said that skipping this step would enable
congress to take Keene to court if he defaulted on the payments.
Congress also voted on this year’s student elections poll sites,
approving Hanes Art Center asa new site for the Feb. 14 elections.
Tom Lyon, Dist. 21, attempted to change the new site from the
art center to the Scuttlebutt.
“The only people in Hanes Art Center are fruitloops, weirdos, ”
Lyon said. He said most people on campus were not familiar with
the site and would not vote there.
Rep. Roy Granato, Dist. 13, argued that students would know
where the arts center was located.
“Chapel Hill is the artsy-fartsy capitalofthe world,” he said. He
said he thought the site would be good for improving voter
Elections Board Chairwoman Erin Lewis said she was happy
with the addition of the new polling site.
“I’m excited; I think it’s going to be a great site,” she said.
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Assistant Sociology Professor FRED X
HALL, a Nation of Islam member,
was denied tenure in mid-December.
North Carolina lawmakers headed to
Raleigh on Wednesday to open the 1995
session of the General Assembly with a
new party in power in the state House and
45 freshman legislators.
Following trends across the country,
the Republicans took control of the N.C.
House of Representatives for the first time
in more than 100 years, while Democrats
retained power in the N.C. Senate.
With the Republicans making up the
new majority in the House, changes are
expected within the assembly’s lower body.
Rep. Harold Brubaker, R-Randolph,
was elected speaker of the House on
Wednesday, and new Republican com
mittee heads will be selected soon.
Don Follmer, communications direc
tor for the House, promised anew legisla
tive style with the Republicans in control.
“It’ll be a refreshing change of pace
from molasses in the winter as opposed to
pouring lemonade in the summer, ” he said,
comparing Democratic and Republican
Republicans will be working to reduce
frivolous legislation and to move legisla
tion through faster, Follmer said.
“Citizens ofNorth Carolina will see the
legislature in an entirely new light, ” and be
impressed with the “dynamic new
“Asa former journalist, I was impressed
with how smoothly he took over, ” Follmer
Republicans in the House have outlined
their legislative priorities in the “Republi
can Reform Agenda,” also known as the
“North Carolina Contract.”
The eight issues of the contract are the
legislative priorities of the House Republi
cans, according to Brubaker's office.
N A tax cut of at least S2OO million in
See LEGISLATURE, Page 4