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Top stories from the state, nation and world
IMF, Russia Suspend Loan
Talks; Inflation Soaring
MOSCOW Russia and the Interna
tional Monetary Fund suspended talks on
a $6 billion loan Monday amid soaring
inflation and skepticism about the 1995
Russian budget, the ITAR-Tass news
The report, attributed to Finance Minis
try officials, said the talks would resume
later this month.
IMF officials suspect the government’s
1995 budget is based on overly optimistic
assumptions about inflation and spending
and fear the deficit will be much bigger
than planned, the report said.
Russia’swar in separatist Chechnyaand
a budget-busting minimum wage increase
approved by the lower house of parliament
also are fueling doubts about the
government’s anti-inflation program.
Ecuador's President Works
To Stop Border Conflict
QUITO, Ecuador Ecuador’s presi
dent shuttled across South America on
Monday in a desperate bid to halt the
winds of war blowing through Ecuador
With the breakdown of peace talks in
Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, concern was
growing that the two-week-old border con
flict over a remote jungle region might
escalate. Ecuadorean President Sixto
Duran-Ballen was meeting with the presi
dents of Brazil, Argentina and Chile to
present his nation’s case and seek support
for a peaceful solution.
President Alberto Fujimori of Peru vis
ited his troops Sunday and vowed to en
force Peru’s claim to an unmarked border
area 600 miles north of Lima.
Militants Ambush Israelis
In PLO's Gaza Strip Area
BEIT LAHIA, Gaza Strip ln an
apparent attempt to embarrass PLO chief
Yasser Arafat and undermine his talks with
Israel, Palestinian militants killed one Is
raeli security guard Monday and wounded
another in the PLO-ruled Gaza Strip.
Arafat denounced the roadside ambush
as a “dirty act” and promised swift punish
ment. Israeli leaders said the attack on
Arafat’s own turf underscored Israeli com
plaints that he was not doing enough to foil
attacks on Israelis.
In a telephone call to The Associated
Press in Jerusalem, a man claimed respon
sibility for the attack on behalf of the Syr
ian-based Democratic Front for the Lib
eration of Palestine, a radical PLO faction.
Russian Soldiers Launch
More Attacks on Grozny
ALKHAN-YURT, Russia Russian
forces attacked Chechnya’s capital region
from the air yesterday, targeting petro
chemical plants outside the city in maneu
vers one rebel leader described as acts of
Russia has been unable to take Grozny,
the secessionist republic’s capital, despite a
ferocious five-week offensive.
Fierce fighting also was reported yester
day in Grozny south of the Sunzha River,
a rough front line that for weeks had sepa
rated Chechens to the south from Russians
to the north.
The air attacks quickened the exodus
from the capital, once home to 400,000
House Moves Toward Vote
On Line-Hem Veto Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. Trying to
win one more for the Gipper, the House
moved toward passage Monday of line
item veto legislation designed to strengthen
a president’s ability to cut wasteful federal
Majority Republicans timed the vote
for the 84th birthday of the ailing former
President Reagan, who long sought such
authority, and readied a yellow cake with
buttercream frosting to celebrate its pas
sage. President Clinton, too, favors the
measure, and democratic aides said it was
likely to command a large majority.
As an example of the type of spending
thatcouldbe cut, Rep. JoeKnollenberg, R-
Mich., said a bill to provide California
earthquake relief last year had grown to
encompass $lO million for a train station in
New York and funds for sugar cane grow
ers in Hawaii.
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opportunity to present their platforms.
BY MEGAN HANLEY
Many concerned citizens in Chapel Hill
and Carrboro are fighting for tougher gun
control laws in the aftermath of the
shootings on Henderson Street Jan. 26.
They say this incident illustrates the need
for tougher laws. However, members of
the N.C. General Assembly might not agree
“I think the general feeling here (in the
legislature) is that you can’t keep guns out
but you certainly
can help the ordi
nary citizen defend
himself,” said Rep.
Shawn Lamond, D-
Chapel Hill resi
dent Martha Drake
began a petition Jan.
27 calling for
regarding the own
ership and acquisi
tion of firearms.
She said that
while the shootings
N.C. Rep. ANNE
said the NRA lobbied
strongly against any
gun control laws.
on Henderson Street were tragic, many
shootings had happened before and this
was only further indication that tightened
control was needed. Chapel Hill already
has some of the toughest ordinances in the
“You can’t take a gun away from a
person until they shoot someone now, but
if we were to pass an ordinance, maybe it’d
be a step in the right direction to taking the
prevalence of guns out of our society,”
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird has
called for stricter laws also. Carrboro is
considering a complete gun ban. Within
six weeks, the Gun Control Committee
will present its recommendations to the
Board of Aldermen. Carrboro Aldermen
Jay Bryan and Jacquelyn Gist, along with
seven private citizens, make up the com
Enacting a complete ban is a possible
challenge to the N.C. constitution, which
calls for the right of the people to bear
arms. Powers to enact stricter gun laws do
not lie in the hands of N.C. cities. Accord
ing to the state constitution, any powers
not granted directly to the cities are re
served for the legislature.
This contrasts with many states, where
the local governments have all powers ex
cept for those prohibited by the state. Be
cause ofthis, any laws that Chapel Hill and
Carrboro want to enact must be done on a
very limited basis because all laws of this
type must be statewide, Lamond said.
“The ability of governments to limit the
use of guns is extremely limited, especially
since the municipalities have (only the)
granted powers,” he said.
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Chapel Hill, North CaroGaa
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1995
UNC Employee Arrested for 1987 Murder
Background Check of
Worker at Med School Lab
Revealed Arrest Warrant
A man who might have been involved
in the theft of a computer might be guilty of
Johnßeno Moore, 30, of 101 Dickerson
Court in Chapel Hill who was being inves
Tar Heels to Tangle With Terps Tonight
No. 1 Ranking, ACC Lead
On Line As North Carolina
Invades Cole Field House
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
Need a reason to tune into North
Carolina’s matchup with Mary land tonight
No. i: North Be Back Soon
Carolina will See Page 5
have its first defense of the No. 1 ranking it
earned in the polls Monday.
No. 2: The game pits the first- and
second-place teams in the ACC. If the Tar
Heels (18-1,8-1 in the ACC) win, they’ll be
two games ahead of the rest of the league.
Ready to Row
Jill Willard, Elizabeth Yates and the rest of the varsity women's crew squad met for their first practice of the spring
Monday. The squad, which trains at University Lake in Carrboro, will row against Yale on March 11 for its first regatta.
My kid beat up your honor student.
tigated for possible involvement in the theft
of a $3,000 laptop computerfrom the UNC
School of Medicine’s faculty lab, has been
charged with murder in Pennsylvania.
When University Police officers did a
background check on Moore, they discov
ered that he was wanted by police in con
nection with the Dec. 23, 1987, shooting
homicide of Michael Harris in Delaware
Moore was arrested by police Wednes
day outside of the Thurston Bowles Build
ing on Manning Drive near the loading
dock. According to University police re
If the Terrapins (17-4, 7-2) win, the ACC
race will be tied with six games left to play.
No. 3: UNC forward Jerry Stackhouse
promised a perfect ‘lo’ dunk at this game.
He has said that his crowd-stunning slams
against Virginia Tech and Duke have not
even rated ‘9’ on the Stackhouse Scale.
What in the world could he have in mind
for a perfect 10?
No. 4: Maybe the most important rea
son to check out tonight’s game is that it
could be the last head-to-head college
matchup between sophomore centers
Rasheed Wallace of UNC and Joe Smith
of Maryland. One or both could turn pro
after this season.
The first matchup between Smith, the
nation’s Freshman of the Year last season,
and Wallace was a battle while it lasted,
but it didn’t last as long as most fans would
BY NANCY FONTI
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
In the first student body president candidate forum of the 1995
election season, candidates answered questions Monday night
about Student Congress, a proposed women’s center and their
A friendly and sportsmanlike tone dominated the forum, which
was sponsored by the Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary Societ
The candidates were asked how they would interact with
Student Congress if they were elected.
Stacey Brandenburg said it was imperative that the student
body president work with Student Congress and establish effective
means of communication.
“I would like to speak with every member of congress and get
to know their questions and concerns,” Brandenburg said.
Co-SBP candidates Jen Fiumara and Jeff Berkaw agreed that as
co-SBPs they would also meet with congress members.
Fiumara said that when the idea of co-SBPs was met by
opposition from some congress members, she and Berkaw had
called the representatives and discussed the concept of co-SBPs.
After she and Berkaw spoke with the congress members, Fiumara
said, the members understood the reasoning behind co-SBPs, and
some even supported the idea.
SBP candidate Calvin Cunningham agreed that it was impor
tant for the student body president to communicate with congress
and empower representatives by appointing them to chancellor’s
committees. Cunningham said that ifhe was elected he would also
establish a position in the treasurer’s office to oversee the acquisi
tion of funds within congress.
Michael Williams and Kelly Jo Gamer, co-SBP candidates,
said that although they favored open communication with con
gress, they were not willing to “play political games.”
“We want the executive branch to be able to communicate with
an honest, respectable legislative branch,” Gamer said. Williams
added: “We don’t kiss ass.”
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ports, Moore was arrested at 10:15 p.m.
because of the outstanding murder charge.
He was being held without bond in Orange
County Jail on Thursday, where he was
awaiting extradition, reports state.
Moore was working at the School of
Medicine’s faculty lab as a temporary em
ployee through the Tar Heel Temp Ser
According to Delaware County police
reports, Moore and Harris were possibly in
the process of robbing two other men in
Chester, Pa., when the homicide took place.
Moore allegedly struck one of the men
“When we beat them here, it was nice
that Joe was over there on the bench some
of the time, ” UNC head coach Dean Smith
In fact, Joe Smith was on the bench for
half the game, mostly because of foul
trouble. Wallace burned the Terps for 21
points and nine rebounds. Smith’s num
bers were comparable: 20 points and 10
rebounds. The difference was that Smith
played 20 minutes, and Wallace played 32.
But Dean Smith said Monday that
Wallace’s game in particular his de
fense has continued to improve since
the early January matchup with Maryland
in the Smith Center.
In fact, the couple of areas where
Wallace hasn’t improved from last season
are places where there isn’t much room for
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in the head with the gun, and the gun
accidentally fired, shooting Harris in the
Harris, 21, of the 1200 block of Ganster
Place, Chester, Pa., ran outside after he
was shot and died on the sidewalk, accord
ing to local police reports.
Delaware County detectives said that
an unidentified man discovered Harris’
body lying on the sidewalk at about 9 p.m.
on die day of the shooting.
The man went into a nearby tavern and
reported to patrons that he had found the
body. Police were called to the scene.
Students Will Now Get
Tickets by Having Their
UNC ONE Cards Scanned
The hassle with athletic passes is about
to come to an end. The University is mov
ing to an automated process that will allow
students to obtain athletic tickets with noth
ing more than their UNC ONE Card.
Under anew system, scanners are used
to read the information on the ONE card.
Basic information is supplied, such as the
student’s name, class and year of expected
“The last ticket distribution for Clemson
and Wake Forest was the first time we used
the computer verification,” said Jennifer
Rasmussen, co-president of the Carolina
“That went really well. Everything was
taken care of. This does help to keep stu
dents from picking up more than one
ticket,” she said.
Thomas Black, associate University reg
istrar, explained the advantages of the
When students present their cards, the
ticket distributors will be able to identify
whether they have already been given a
ticket, Black said. “Before this, we had to
generate the same information, but we had
to put it on a label. It was really awful. I’ve
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