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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
O.J. Simpson Judge Slaps
Sanctions on Defense Team
LOS ANGELES—Evidence collected
in the O.J. Simpson murder probe was
“contaminated, compromised and ulti
mately corrupted,” a defense attorney told
jurors Monday minutes after the de
fense was reprimanded for hiding witnesses
to gain unfair advantage.
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito barred
the defense front immediately using some
of its most important witnesses because
they had been hidden.
Ito instructed jurors to disregard the
mention of six witnesses in the defense
opening statement, and he forbade defense
attorneys from calling any of those people
as witnesses until the end of their case.
Ito said he would consider barring the
defense from using some of the witnesses
at all if the prosecution didn’t have time to
investigate them properly.
Surgeon General Nominee
To Battle Teen Pregnancy
WASHINGTON, D.C. President
Clinton is expected to name Henry Foster
Jr. as surgeon general, using the doctor’s
expertise to begin a national campaign to
reduce teenage pregnancy, officials said
Medical College, a predominantly black
school in Nashville, Term. He would re
place Joycelyn Elders, an outspoken Ar
kansas doctor who was fired in December
after saying children should be taught about
mastuibation in school.
Foster’s candidacy is going through fi
nal review stages, and appointment is ex
pected this week, White House officials
said. But the officials, who spoke only on
condition of anonymity, cautioned that
last-minute snags were possible.
Algiers Car Bomb Kills 38,
Wounds More Than 250
ALGIERS, Algeria ln the worst
bombing of a 3-year Muslim insurgency,
an explosives-packed car blew up Monday
along a street bustling with pedestrians
preparing for Ramadan. At least 38 people
were killed and 256 wounded, state TV
The bomb went off in a downtown com
mercial district near the main post office
and train station. Businesses were particu
larly crowded in anticipation of the
There was no claim of responsibility.
The security forces blamed “criminals”
the official term for fundamentalist guerril
las seeking to topple the army-backed gov
ernment and install an Islamic state.
Government Forces Battle
Muslim Kebels in Bosnia
Muslim battled Muslim on Monday for
control of strategic ground in northwest
Bosnia in combat that jeopardized peace
efforts and could foreshadow more heavy
Muslims who oppose the Bosnian gov
ernment in Sarajevo claimed to be advanc
ing and taking strategic points. But the
United Nations said that appeared not to
be the case.
Regardless of which side had the mo
mentum, the fighting was a serious viola
tion of a four-month cease-fire.
While much of Bosnia has been quiet
during the first month of the truce, media
tors seeking to end the 34-month conflict
have not been able to build on it.
New Speaker Got Teaching
Post After Helping Official
WASHINGTON, D.C.— It started as
a constituent’s request forgovemmenthelp.
But it didn’t take long for Newt Gingrich to
turn a 1992 contact with a Georgia college
dean into a teaching job.
Correspondence obtained by The Asso
ciated Press sheds light on the origins of
Gingrich’s nationally televised college
course, which is now the focus of a com
plaint before the House Ethics Committee
The letters show that Gingrich received
the offer to teach at Kennesaw State Col
lege less than three months after he got the
State Department to agree to meet with the
school’s business dean, who was pursuing
federal contracts for his private business.
Dean Timothy Mescon never got the
contracts he began seeking in fall 1992.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Breezy, mostly sunny; high
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny; high
It’s hard to feel morally superior to a person who gets up earlier than you do.
Suspect Moved to State Prison
BY RYAN THORNBURG
Wendell Williamson, the third-year law
student charged with killing two men in a
shooting spree Thursday, was released from
UNC Hospitals and transported by the
Orange County Sheriff’s Department to
the hospital ward at Raleigh’s Central
Prison on Monday morning.
Williamson was processed at the prison
at 11:40 a.m. He is being held in the state
Residents Call For
Stricter Gun Laws
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does not have the medical facilities to
handle his injuries, District Judge Joe
Chapel Hill police still are considering
filing additional charges against
Williamson, who has been charged with
two counts of first-degree murder, said
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane
Cousins. Any additional charges would be
filed within the next few days.
Local, state and national agencies con
tinued their investigation of the incident
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North Carolina s Stan Banks (left) turned Reese Andy of Wyoming upside down in Banks' 4-3 win in the 177-pound
weight class Monday night in the NWCA All-Star Meet at Carmichael Auditorium. See Banks story on page 4.
Researchers Report Sickle Cell Findings
UNC Part of Nationwide
Study of Drug Used to
Treat Sickle Cell Anemia
BY MARY BETH MAURIELLO
A drug used to treat leukemia is also an
effective treatment for sickle cell anemia,
according to research results released Mon
Hydroxyurea can cut in half the number
of painful crisis attacks suffered by sickle
cell patients, said Dr. Eugene Orringer,
director of the Verne S. Caviness General
Clinic Research Center at UNC Hospitals.
The treatment also reduced the fre
quency of acute chest syndrome, a life
threatening attack of chest pain, fever, pros
tration and an abnormal chest X-ray.
Sickle cell anemia is the leading genetic
illness among African Americans. One in
400 blacks suffer from the hemoglobin
Vaso-occlusive crises, or painful crisis
attacks, are the most disabling feature of
sickle cell anemia. The attacks, usually
centered in the bones and joints, can lead
UNC Hospitals was one of 21 medical
centers involved in a study sponsored by
the National Heart, Lung and Blood Insti
The study involved 299 patients who
had experienced three painful crises in the
past year. Half were treated with
hydroxyurea; halfwere administered a pla
cebo. Neither patients nor doctors knew
which patients were taking the real drug.
Study participants swallowed their cap
sules daily and were examined by doctors
every two weeks.
Orringer said the participants were very
faithful in their exams. Patients missed
only 9 percent of 17,000 total visits.
Half of North Carolina’s patients trav
eled more than 100 miles to participate in
the study. One patient came from Eliza-
Chapel NHL North CaroGu
Temporary Insanity Defense
Means Proving ‘Defect of Mind’
BY JON GOLDBERG
The lawyers for third-year law stu
dent Wendell Williamson, 26, have not
revealed the strategy they might use in a
murder trial, but sources have hinted
that they might try to prove temporary
insanity based on Williamson’s past
Williamson was charged Friday
morning with two counts of first-degree
murder in the deaths of UNC sopho
more Kevin Reichardt and Chapel Hill
resident Ralph Walker.
In the aftermath of Thursday’s mur
ders, acquaintances and former profes
sors have painted Williamson as a man
who was troubled.
New Treatment for SicMe Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic disease in which the carrier can’t distribute oxygen
fro cells. An inflicted person creates a fetal form of the oxygen-carrying protein
hemoglobin during the first two years. After these two healthy years, the inflicted
person creates the abnormal hemoglobin and becomes sick. The new drug is
thought to work by allowing the continued production of this fetal hemoglobin in
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beth City in the northeastern comer of the
state. Study coordinator Susan Jones ar
ranged transportation for patients in rural
The study began in January 1992 and
was scheduled to end in May 1995. How
ever, the compelling nature of the findings
led researchers to end the study early and
allow all participants to take the drug.
Patients treated with the chug:
■ had longer periods between crises,
■ had to be hospitalized less often,
■ had to be transfused less often, and
■ had no significant bad effects from
Researchers are not sure why the drug
works, but they believe that the drug in
creases production of fetal hemoglobin in
red blood cells. Fetal hemoglobin prevents
the cells from becoming rigid.
Aaron Clarida, 39, is one example of
the drug’s success. Before participating in
the study, Clarida contracted pneumonia
nine times. Since taking hydroxyurea, he
A former room
mate who lived with
Williamson for one
semester while the
suspect was an un-
Monday that al-
had his eccentrici-
ties, he was ex
“He was the
tual type,” said the
man, who spoke on
condition of ano-
nymity. “He was
pictured in the police
picture taken Monday
just very intelligent and not necessarily
moody but very pensive and just sort of to
Sickle cells are distorted in
shape because the protein
responsible for carrying oxygen,
hemoglobin, is abnormal in
people with Sickle Cell Anemia.
has not even had a cold.
Clarida said he was not surprised when
doctors told him that he had received the
real drug. “I could feel it in my body
personally,” he said.
Although he lived in Brooklyn when he
began the study, Clarida moved to North
Carolina nine months ago. During his
move, he was unable to take the drug. He
said he felt lackadaisical and weak.
When Clarida entered the study again
at UNC Hospitals, he noticed an immedi
ate change. “It was like somebody shot a
boost of air into my lungs,” he said.
He traveled three hours from the town
of Nakina to participate in the program.
The drug makes him feel happier and
healthier, Clarida said. “This is the first
drug that I have taken that made me feel
more like a man."
Hydroxyurea has also given him a sense
of direction. Clarida said he wanted to
See SICKLE, Page 2
himself a lot.”
If Williamson’s defense team opted
for a temporary insanity defense, they
would employ the M’Naghten Test. To
prove insanity, the lawyer must show
that at the time of the crime not
immediately before or after the ac
cused had a “defect of reason from a
disease of the mind” and, as a conse
quence, didn’t know the nature and
quality of the act or didn’t know it was
wrong, according to political science
lecturer and lawyer Donna Lefebvre.
The test, derived from an English
insanity case more than 100 years ago,
is also known as “the right-wrong test”
because lawyers more often try to prove
See DEFENSE, Page 2
Jaworsky Still on Top
After NCAA Rematch
BY CHAD AUSTIN
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The stars came out in Carmichael Audi
torium Monday night and UNC’s T.J.
Jaworsky showed why he’s still one of the
brightest stars of all.
Jaworsky, the nation’s top-ranked wres
tler in the 134-pound division, defeated
Oregon State’s Babak Mohammadi in a
much-anticipated rematch of last year’s
NCAA final at the National Wrestling
Coaches Association All-Star Classic.
The last time Jaworsky andMohammadi
met was last March in the 1994 finals at the
Smith Center. In that match, Jaworsky
decisioned Mohammadi 124 to capture
his second straight national crown.
And even though no national title was
on the line in Monday’s rematch, Jaworsky
was equally impressive in downing the
nation’s second-ranked wrestler 114.
“Mohammadi is a guy you just have to
stay on and attack,” Jaworsky said. “He’s
inalotbetter shape thanlam. Hejust keeps
going and coming at you. I’ve never seen
him break in a match l’ve never seen
“I kind of got worried when I gave him
SBP Battle Won’t Reject
Student Congress Districts
BY ADAM GUSMAN
AND NANCY FONTI
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Student Body President George Battle
said Monday that he would not veto the bill
that Student Congress passed Wednesday
approving congressional districts for the
the bill because he
said students were
represented in the
Government Code requires that the dis
tricts be reconsidered every two years and
redrawn if necessary, Battle said.
Congress decided Wednesday to ap
prove the districts without change because
no research had been done to prove that
student distribution was not correct.
Battle said that after he spoke with Elec
tions Board Chairwoman Erin Lewis he
decided against vetoing the bill.
“I’m not going to make this any more of
a mess than it already is,” he said.
Lewis said congress would research and
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CARRBORO A man was taken to
UNC Hospitals late Monday night after he
was found inside a burning building at
Simply Super Car Wash & Detail at 114 E.
Carrboro and Chapel Hill fire
deparments responded to a call at 11:28
p.m. Monday. Upon arrival at the scene,
the firefighters found heavy smoke coming
out of the front of the business. Flames
were also visible from the front, said
Carrboro fire Chief Rodney Murray.
Chapel Hill police blocked off East
Franklin from Graham Street in Chapel
Hill to Rosemary Street in Carrboro as
Chapel Hill police K-9 units searched the
area fortwo possible suspects, even though
officers couldn’t confirm that arson was
the official cause of the blaze.
The victim was found immediately in
side the front door of the business within
See FIRE, Page 2
0 Women Fall to UVa.
The UNC women's basketball team
lost 8064 to Virginia Wednesday
night in Charlottesville. See page 4
for full coverage.
With Jaworsky ahead 4-0 early in the
second period, Mohammadi pulled to
within one after scoring an escape and a
quick takedown. But Jaworsky closed the
stanza on a high.
After escaping from Mohammadi’s
grasp, Jaworsky scooped his opponent’s
legs and dropped him to the mat for a
takedown. Mohammadi would not score
again until 31 seconds remained in the
match when he executed an escape.
But Jaworsky said it wasn’t that easy.
“He is strong coming off the bottom,”
he said. “At first I really was trying to go for
the fall, but he’s really too strong. I’d have
to catch him on his back. I got close to
catching him on his back but to no avail.”
UNC’s Stan Banks, wrestling at 177
See WRESTLING, Page 4
redraw the districts after the spring elec
Student Congress Speaker Pro Tem
Meredith Armstrong said congress had
passed the congressional districts because
there was no proof that the districts were
Rep. Amy Cummins, Dist. 22, said stu
dent distribution was proportional in most
of the 23 districts.
“I can tell all on-campus districts are
allocated fairly,” Cummins said. “But for
off-campus residents, it is harder to get the
data. We have no real proof of where
“Off-campus apartment complexes do
not keep data on the amount of UNC
students living in their complexes,”
Cummins said. “This makes it very diffi
cult to know where off-campus students
Battle said the current districts were not
an accurate representation of student dis
“Some students are underrepresented,
and some are overrepresented,” he said.
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