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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Pilot Missing After Jet
Crashes Near California
SAN DIEGO The pilot of a Navy
fighter was missing Sunday after his plane
plunged into the ocean, the fourth Navy jet
to crash off the California coast in three
The twin-engine FA-18 Hornet went
down Saturday while taking off from the
aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on a
Lt. Cmdr. John Brindley, a spokesman
for the commander of Naval Aar Pacific,
said he didn’t know if any debris from the
aircraft had been found. He said such train
ing operations were conducted 50 to 100
A Navy F-14A piloted by Lt. Kara
Hultgreen crashed offshore on Oct. 25
during approach to the Abraham Lincoln.
Helicopter Shot Down in
Peruvian Border Conflict
MACAS, Ecuador —A Peruvian heli
copter was reportedly shot down Sunday,
killing seven, and at least one Ecuadorean
soldier died in what officials called a “mas
sive offensive” by Peru in a disputed bor
Peruvian officials did not comment on
the new fighting or casualties. They have
remained silent since clashes in the remote
border area flared Thursday.
Gen. Jorge Ortega, Ecuador’s army
commander, headed from Quito toward
the disputed area Sunday to inspect the
troops. He described heavy fighting by air
and land earlier in the day.
He gave no specifics on the fighting but
said Ecuadorans held on to the attacked
5.0 Magnitude Earthquake
Rocks Washington State
SEATTLE—The strongest earthquake
to hit Puget Sound in 30 years caused no
serious damage or injuries but j olted memo
ries that the Pacific Northwest is earth
Saturday night's 5.0 magnitude quake
was felt as far north as Canada and as far
south as Salem, Ore. It was centered 10
miles south of Seattle.
The quake, which struck at 7:11 p.m.,
shattered some store windows, knocked
groceries off shelves and cracked the walls
of two aging brick fire stations in Tacoma.
The temblor was the strongest to hit the
Seattle area since a 6.5 earthquake struck
April 29,1965, injuring at least 31 people.
In 1949, a 7.1 quake near Olympia killed
Government Forces Lose
Ground in Heavy Fighting
The Bosnian government’s outgunned
army lost ground to anti-govemment forces
Sunday in a fierce assault around an em
battled northwestern town, U.N. officials
In some of the worst fighting since a
month-old truce between the Muslim-led
government and Bosnian Serbs silenced
most guns, U.N. spokesman Maj. Koos
Solreported 701 artillery and mortar blasts
around the town of Velika Kladusa.
Sol said Croatian Serbs and rebel Mus
lims had pushed the government’s Fifth
Corps up to three miles farther southeast
from Velika Kladusa.
Croatian Serbs and Muslims loyal to
Fikret Abdic, whose native stronghold is
Velika Kladusa, are allied with the Bosnian
Serbs but did not sign the truce.
West Europe Ravaged by
Flooding; Many Evacuated
PARIS Rivers in western Europe
rose to near or above record levels Sunday,
driving hundreds more people from their
homes and shutting down factories.
At least six people have been reported
missing and two dead in a third consecu
tive winter of flooding in France. At least
four Germans and two Belgians have died.
Heavy flooding also has hit the Nether
Anew storm, another ofachain that has
rolled in from the Atlantic, brought light
showers Sunday, and many rivers were
reported to be leveling off. Rough weather
is predicted for Wednesday.
The rising waters have flooded numer
ous cities and thousands of people have
been evacuated from their homes.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Light freezing rain, sleet and
snow; high 34.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy; high 49.
We realize that we are a microcosm of society ...but that is no comfort to us m this tragedy.
Chancellor Paul Hardin
Suspect Could Miss
BY RYAN THORNBURG
Investigation at the state and local lev
els continued during the weekend as offi-
cials sought answers
to explain the violent
walk a man took
Street that left two
dead and three others
law student Wendell
served Friday with
him with two counts
of first-degree mur
der. He is scheduled
to make his first ap
pearance today in
Williamson, 26, of
103-M Rock Creek
Carrboro was for
mally arrested and
charged at 11:15 a.m. Friday, said Chapel
Hill police Capt. Gregg Jarvies. Police
didn’t charge Williamson in connection
with the shooting Thursday because he
was recovering from surgery.
UNC sophomore Kevin Reichardt and
Chapel Hill resident Ralph Woodrow
Walker Jr. were killed by the gunfire when
a man using a World War 0-type Ml .30-
06 Garand rifle went on a shooting spree at
about 2 p.m. on Henderson Street.
Police didn’t officially identify Ralph
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Students and members of the community attend a candlelight vigil Friday
evening in front of the post office in memory of both victims.
Auschwitz Liberation Commemorated
With the observance of the 50th anni
versary of the liberation of Auschwitz came
the bitter memories and important lessons
of one of the darkest periods in the world’s
On Friday, a memorial service was held
at the camp in Auschwitz, Poland, where
more than 1 million Jews, gypsies and
political prisoners were exterminated.
About 5,000 mourners were in attendance,
including Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel. The
ceremony included speeches from Wiesel
and Polish President Lech Walesa.
In Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum, a commemoration
was also held last week that involved survi
vors speaking in the Hall ofßemembrance.
Mary Morrison, a museum spokeswoman,
said an exhibition about the liberation of
concentration camps throughout Europe
would be held in May.
Chapel Hill, North CareHu
MONDAY, JANUARY 30,1995
Woodrow Walker Jr., 42, of 2 Cobb Ter
race as the first victim in the shooting until
11:30 p.m. Thursday because of some con
fusion over how many family members
needed to be notified.
started as the gun
man walked south on
firing more than 40
rounds at pedestrians
gunman’s first vic
tim, was shot on the
steps ofhis residence
at 2 Cobb Terrace.
Walker, the gunman
continued down the
street, reloading his
weapon at least five
times during the
midfielder for the
UNC lacrosse team,
was shot offhis bike
and shot again as he
tried to flee. He died in front of the Phi Mu
sorority annex as women in the house
watched and called 911. Several bullets
from the suspect’s rifle went into the house
through the window and front door.
After shooting Chapel Hill police of
ficer Demetrise Stephenson as she turned
right onto Henderson Street from Rose
mary Street in her squad car, the gunman
was shot twice and was captured by police
See SHOOTING, Page 4
this year commemorating the 50th anni
versary of the Auschwitz liberation, the
Jewish calendar already includes several
days each year observing the Holocaust,
said Rabbi Andy Koren, executive director
of N.C. Hillel.
“They’re a couple of important days in
the year. One is the 9th of November,
Kristallnacht. (Hillel) had a vigil outside of
Wilson Library," he said. “Another one
we’ll have is right after Passover day. It is
at that time we will probably have a special
speaker come in.”
UNC history Professor Gerhard
Weinberg said he believed the observance
of the Auschwitz liberation anniversary
was “terribly important.”
“In the case of Auschwitz in particular,
(memorials) are important for several rea
sons,” Weinberg said. “One of the reasons
is because it was the place in which Jews
were brought from all over Europe to be
killed there, so there are ties to people all
“Second is that the early 20th-century
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Friends comfort each other Friday on Henderson Street as they stand over items left in memory of Kevin Reichardt
Strong Memories Evoked by Few Words
Most of the people at Friday night’s
vigil never spoke.
They didn’t have to. The thousand
candles burning in the dark said it all.
In the courtyard in front of the Franklin
Street post office, community members
mourned the loss of two men killed in a
shooting spree just a block north from
where they sat in the cold.
Less than 24 hours after the friends and
Murder Victim Was Turning His Life Around
Ralph Walker, one of the two people
murdered in Thursday’s tragic shootings,
was “a success story.” He had begun to
turn his life around by working two jobs
and was waiting to get married before he
was gunned down in front of his house
Walker, 42, began working for Ross
Poland had the largest population of Jews
in Europe. And it was from Poland that
many victims were taken.
“The third is that... (it was) only with
the fall of the Eastern regimes that people
in these areas are getting the chance to look
at these years (Holocaust years) with some
degree of honesty. The whole notion that
the Nazis killed Jews and gypsies was
completely pushed aside.
“instead you had deliberate propagan
dizing of these other notions (that people
were killed there not because the people
were Jews but because they were Polish). It
is in this context that an honest look at
what went on in the past is extremely
important to a whole nation,” Weinberg
Koren also expressed his feelings con
cerning the necessity of Auschwitz libera
“The anniversary stands for the fact that
it should never happen again. That is high-
See AUSCHWITZ, Page 5
families of Kevin Reichardt and Ralph
Walker learned of their loved ones’ death,
they gathered to celebrate the memory of
The group sat in silence. Two friends
holding hands, a mother hugging her chil
dren, a man standing quietly. The circle
slowly filled with silent, anonymous faces.
The silence was broken by a young man
who stood and spoke. As he faced away
from the traffic of Franklin Street and the
lights of television cameras, he remem
bered his friend.
Jackson at K&W Cafeteria in University
Mall in May 1993. He continued working
there for about a year and a half, until he
quit to pursue a managerial position at
McDonald’s on West Franklin Street.
Jackson said that Walker had turned his
life around in the last year and a half.
When Walker began working at K&W, he
had no home. Last week, he was renting a
room on Henderson Street. “Ralph was
basically homeless; he proved that you
Former Professor’s Donation
Fulfills Bicentennial Goal
BY JULIE CORBIN
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A former UNC professor donated $3.1
million to the School of Public Health,
pushing the University past its S4OO mil
lion Bicentennial Campaign goal.
The gift from Dennis Gillings, a biosta
tistics professor at the University for 16
years, and his wife, Joan, will create an
endowed biostatistics professorship.
The donation was announced Friday at
a Board ofTiustees meeting on the Univer
Gillings came to UNC from England in
the early 19705, said William Armfield,
chairman of the BOT Bicentennial Com
In 1982, Gillings founded Quintiles, a
contract research company based in Re
search Triangle Park. Quintiles studies
products that major drug companies hope
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“I’m just really glad to see he touched as
many hearts as he did me and his other
teammates,” he said before sitting back
down. His statement, brief as it was,
prompted the first audible sobs.
Asa woman sitting on the steps of the
post office began to sing, those sobs be
came louder. Others in the courtyardjoined
in singing, “Weare agentle, lovingpeople,
and we are singing, singing for our lives.”
As the chorus of voices faded away, a
See VIGIL, Page 4
could get back on your feet, ” Jackson said.
Although Jackson had wanted Walker
to continue working at K&W, there were
no managerial positions available, and
Walker accepted the higher-paying job
McDonald’s offered, Jackson said.
Walker’s fellow employees at McDonald’s
refused to comment about their slain co
See WALKER, Page 4
to introduce into the market with FDA
approval, Armfield said.
Gillings took Quintiles public in April
1994, and since then its stock has doubled,
Armfield praised Gillings’ achievements
See BICENTENNIAL, Page 5