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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Clinton Chooses Tennessee
Dean for Surgeon General
WASHINGTON, D.C. Dr. Henry
Foster Jr., a medical school leader known
for fighting teenage pregnancy in Tennes
see, is President Clinton’s choice for sur
geon general, officials said Wednesday.
Foster, 61, former acting president of a
predominantly black medical school, will
replace Dr. Joycelyn Elders, an outspoken
Arkansas pediatrician who was fired in
December after saying schoolchildren
should be taught about masturbation.
White House aides, speaking on condi
tion of anonymity, said the announcement
was scheduled for today. They said Foster
would lead a national campaign to combat
Foster was director ofMeharry Medical
College’s “I Have A Future Program,”
aimed at delaying sexual activity among
teenagers by building their self-esteem,
developing job skills, and teaching sexual
responsibility, self-control and how to deal
with conflicts in relationships.
Foster, a Nashville obstetrician-gyne
cologist, founded the program seven years
ago in two of the city’s public housing
developments with start-up money from
the Carnegie Foundation. It has grown to
serve about 150 youths each week.
Clinton, in his State of the Union ad
dress, called teenage pregnancy the nation’s
most serious social problem and uiged
parents and community leaders to join a
national campaign “to make a difference."
Aides say the campaign will involve few
new initiatives, but Clinton hopes to get
more people interested in the issue.
Violence Counselor, Friend
Testifies Against Simpson
LOS ANGELES A longtime friend
of O. J. Simpson testified Wednesday that
the football star had told him that he was
defending himself from his wife’s attacks
during their New Year’s 1989 argument
and that it began while they were having
Ronald Shipp, a former police officer
who once taught new officers about do
mestic violence, said Simpson had told
him he “didn’t really hit her.”
On Tuesday, the opening day of testi
mony, giant photos of a bruised Nicole
Brown Simpson were projected on a court
room screen. She called 911 early on New
Year’s Day in 1989 and was heard scream
ing in the background.
Shipp testified that Simpson had told
him he and his wife had gotten into an
argument when they returned home.
Israel Won't Sign Nuclear
JERUSALEM lsrael, which refuses
to say whether it has nuclear weapons,
won’t sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation
Treaty, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
The treaty, signed by more than 160
countries, is up for renewal in April. Egypt
has threatened to block U.S. efforts to
extend the treaty unless Israel joins it as
At a news conference in Cairo on
Wednesday, Egyptian Foreign Minister
Amr Moussa repeated Egypt’s refusal to
re-sign the treaty unless Israel did.
If Israel signed the treaty, it would have
to end its policy of nuclear ambiguity that
has served as an effective deterrent against
hostile nations such as Iraq and Iran, Peres
Russians Pound Chechen
Town Full of Refugees
SAMASHKY, Russia—Russian forces
pummeled a Chechen town packed with
refugees Wednesday, only hours after resi
dents mournfully loaded corpses onto
trucks from a fierce overnight assault.
Carloads of residents fleeing the attacks
on Samashky described a hellish night in
which Russian forces pounded the town
from three sides with tanks and artillery,
and helicopters strafed it for hours with
Many homes were reported destroyed,
and several fires were visible from a Rus
sian checkpoint two miles from the center
of Samashky, a town largely untouched by
the war until this week.
The Russian attacks appear to be the
bloodiest yet in a week that has seen the
war in Chechnya expand to more outlying
areas of the secessionist republic.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy; high mid
FRIDAY: Cloudy; high mid to upper
Professor Presents Promising AIDS Drug
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
When anew drug known as 3TC is
combined with AZT, the standard ap
proved dmg for AIDS treatment, the com
bination fights the HIV virus better than
AZT alone, a University assistant profes
sor reported Wednesday at an American
Society for Microbiology Conference.
Dr. Joseph Eron, an assistant professor
of medicine at the UNC School of Medi
cine, presented the new study to the Ameri
can Society for Microbiology at the Sec
ond National Conference on Human
Retroviruses and Related Infections in
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Duke’s Unranked, 0-7; Doesn’t Matter Tonight
Duke is winless in the ACC (0-7,10-9 overall).
Duke is not ranked in the top 25 for the third
consecutive week. Duke has used eight different
starting lineups in 19 games. Head coach Mike
Krzyzewski will miss the entire season while re
covering from back surgery. Duke is, at best, an
Got all that? If so, take everything you just read
and throw it out with last week’s molded pizza.
Duke may be facing archrival North Carolina (16-
Co-Candidates’ Legality to
Come Before Student Court
BY ADAM GUSMAN
One of the students who is filing a Stu
dent Supreme Court suit challenging the
dual candidacy of two sets of student body
president candidates said Wednesday that
he was filing the suit to eliminate the pos
sibility of an invalid election on Feb. 14.
Law student Elliot Zenick, who served
last year as vice
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“I know the difficulty with finding poll
tenders and with organizing the entire
thing,” Zenick said.
“We’re trying to avoid a big mess by
filing the suit now rather than waiting for a
disgruntled student body president candi
date to file suit,” he said.
Zenick said he thought the Student Su
preme Court might find the dual candida
cies unconstitutional under the Student
“A friend of mine raised an interesting
point, and that is, if you can have two
student body presidents, then why can’t
you have five or even 10?”
If the Student Supreme Court were not
to rule on the legality of the co-candidates
until after the election, Zenick said the
effective in reducing the replication of the
HIV virus than either of the two drugs
given by themselves,” Eron said.
“In addition, the combination is more
effective in raising the CD4 count, the cell
that helps fight the HIV virus and the cell
infected by the HIV virus,” he said.
The results came from a 24-week study
by researchers at Chapel Hill and across
the country. Research was also done in
Puerto Rico and Canada, Eron said. The
study involved 364 patients who received
AZT or 3TC alone or a combination of
AZT and 3TC in 150- or 300-milligram
doses, he said.
By the fourth week of the study, patients
taking the combined dmgs showed an av
erage 100-fold decrease of the virus in their
1,6-1 ACC) as an unranked team for the first time
since 1984, but don’t expect the Blue Devils to
take a fall without an old-fashioned, teeth
chatterin’, rim-rattlin’, bone-shatterin’ dogfight.
“It’s going to be a tough game. We know
they’re going to be ready to play like they haven’t
played this year, ” UNC forward Jerry Stackhouse
said. “We’ve just got to try to keep working hard
defensively and try to keep them from doing the
things that they haven’t been able to do well this
year—just forcing them to commit turnovers and
forcing them to take bad shots.”
The turnover has definitely been a problem for
entire election would probably be declared
invalid if the court ruled that it was uncon
Anew election would then have to be
held, he said.
But if the court hears the case before the
election, a lot of trouble can be avoided,
He said he did not know what action the
Student Supreme Court would take if it
banned the dual candidacies.
The court could throw the two sets of
co-candidates out of the election entirely,
or one of the candidates’ names could
simply be struck from the ballot, leaving a
single candidate, Zenick said.
“There’s nothing in the code discussing
this situation, ” he said. “The whole idea of
people running together is unenvisioned
by the code.”
Zenick also raised the question of
whether the petitions of the co-candidates
would be valid if their dual candidacy were
In other words, the election might have
to be postponed in order to allow the can
didates to get their own petition signatures.
Zenick said he expected the Student
Supreme Court to hear the case, which is
being brought by graduate student Ruffin
Hall and Zenick, early next week.
Petitions were due Tuesday for all can
didates running in the Feb. 14 election.
Several graduate student districts were
See ELECTIONS, Page 7
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Chapel Hill North Carolina
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1995
blood, Eron said.
He said that by the 24th week, the
average level of the virus was still 10 times
lower than it had been originally in pa
tients taking both high and low doses of the
Although the study did not prove that
the combination treatment would make
patients live longer, researchers hope that
a decrease in the virus will correlate with a
decrease in symptoms, Eron said.
“The results are very, very encouraging,
and it is a major step,” he said. “But it’s not
some kind of home-run therapy this is
the first step towards a more advanced
See AIDS, Page 7
Student Body President
• Stacey Michelle Brandenburg
• James Calvin Cunningham 111
• Kelly Jo Gamer and Michael George
• Jennifer Anne (Jen) Fiumara and
Jeffrey How (Jeff) Berkaw
• Andrew Edson France
• Robert J. Simes
Carolina Athletic Association
• Jack Weston (Wes) Galbo
• Anthony Stephon (Big Ant) Reid
Residence Hall Association
• Jessica Ellen Godwin
• Michael Scott Holder
Graduate and Professional Student
• Steven Christopher Hoffmann
Senior Class President and
• Thad Floyd Woody and Terius
• Brent Wayne Inscoe and Bradley
Ross (Brad) King
• Nicholas Simon Macpherson
Johnston and Mark Daniel Marin
• Susin (Sue) Seow and Adam Butler
• Brett Aden Doyle and Darryl Allan
• Brett Andrew Kenefick and Nancy
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the Blue Devils in their uncharacteristic season of
dismay. Duke has managed only 10 more assists
(304) than turnovers (294) this year. Shooting
really hasn’t been that much of a problem, with the
Blue Devils shooting 48 percent as a team.
However, Duke’s senior duo’s field goal per
centages help bolster those numbers. Cherokee
Parks is doing everything he can to make some
thing positive come out of the season. Robert
Parish he ain’t, but “The Chief’ is shooting 53
percent, and the 6-foot-l 1 center has made 23 of 54
See DUKE, Page 5
Senate Approves Bill to Give
Governor Hunt Veto Power
BY DAN THOMAS
AND KURT RAATZS
The N.C. Senate passed a bill Tuesday
that will give Gov. Jim Hunt the power to
veto state legislation, thus expanding veto
power to the 50th governor.
The proposal, named Senate-3, passed
the legislature’s upper house Tuesday but
still has to be worked out in the House of
Representatives, said Yolanda McNeill, a
library assistant in the state legislature.
If the bill passes the House of Represen
tatives and a referendum, Hunt will have
the power to veto legislation by the time
the next session of the General Assembly
begins, said Sen. Ham Horton, R-Forsyth.
Horton said North Carolina, the last
state without the executive veto, would
acquire the power for the first time in 219
years. He also said the bill specifically
outlined how the governor could use the
“It provides that the governor will have
a veto,” Horton said. “He can use it for
anything, except for such things as legisla
tive affairs or redistricting.”
Horton said the veto was not a line-item
veto that would allow the governor to veto
specific parts of bills without vetoing them
as a whole. The line-item veto was de
feated on a party-line vote, where mem
bers of the parties lined up and voted as
Sen. Betsy Cochrane, R-Davidson, the
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BY ADAM GUSMAN
A lacrosse scholarship has been named in honor of the UNC
sophomore who was killed Jan. 26 in a random shooting by a
gunman in downtown Chapel Hill.
The University’s Department of Inter
collegiate Athletics announced Wednesday
that it would endow the Kevin Eric
Reichardt Lacrosse Scholarship in conjunc
tion with the Educational Foundation.
Reichardt, a native of Riva, Md., was a
midfielder on the UNC lacrosse team. He was 20 at the time of his
A memorial service for Reichardt will take place at 7 p.m. today
in the Koury Natatorium of the Skipper
The initial award of the scholarship will
be made for the 1995-96 academic year and
will recognize a men's lacrosse player who
possesses the same qualities Kevin demon
strated. It will recognize scholarship, lead
ership and athletic ability.
“Kevin very positively impacted a lot of
people within our program and at the Uni
versity,” said John Swofford, director of
athletics. “We felt this would be a way to
both honor and remember him and the
qualities he exemplified.”
The new scholarship is not in addition to
those that already exist for lacrosse, said
Dave Lohse, associate sports information director. “We’re not
creating anew one, but we’re taking a scholarship and naming it
in honor of Kevin,” he said.
Moyer Smith, president of the Educational Foundation, said
$75,000 from the general fund would be placed in an endowment
trust to pay for the scholarship. “Ourprimarypurpose, asstatedin
our constitution, is to aid worthy young men who wish to attend
the University,” Smith said.
“We felt it was a very worthy request made by the athletic
department (to establish the scholarship). We’re glad that we were
able to provide the funding so that Kevin’s name would be
perpetuated,” he said.
Reichardt was attending UNC on one of the four to five
endowed scholarships offered through the lacrosse department,
Smith said. The scholarship, of which Reichardt was the first
recipient, was funded by J.B. Lee of Burlington.
Senate minority leader, said the governor
could not veto joint resolutions of the leg
islature or legislative appointments.
In addition, the legislature can override
the veto with a three-fifths majority, Horton
The bill is likely to pass the House of
Representatives and be presented to the
people ofNorth Carolina as a referendum,
he said. Atwo-thirds majority in the House
would pass the bill. Currently, 67 of the
120 House members are Republicans.
“It will get it in the House,” Horton
The battle in the House may not be a
party battle but a struggle for political
power, said Thad Beyle, a political science
professor at UNC.
Traditionally, Democrats have worked
See VETO, Page 7
Last Chance, Politicos
Student Congress representatives must
turn in their endorsement questionnaires at
the DTH office (Union Suite 104) by 5 p.m.
today. No late questionnaires accepted!
All candidates for president of the RHA
CAA GPSF, senior class or student body
should turn in their platforms and sign up for
Sunday's endorsement interviews by 5 p.m.
Friday. Platforms cannot be longer than 800
Questions? Call 962-0245.
Memorial Service for
7 p.m. today
A memorial lacrosse
scholarship will be
established in KEVIN