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Volume 102, Issue 151
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Clinton Defends Actions of
Surgeon General Nominee
WASHINGTON, D.C. The White
House played down the significance Satur
day of revelations that President Clinton’s
nominee for sutgeon general had performed
hysterectomies to sterilize some severely
retarded women in the 1960 sand 19705.
White House press secretary Mike
McCurry said the information had been
available to administration officials before
Clinton’s selection of Dr. Henry Foster.
Administration officials said Foster,
along with the mainstream medical com
munity, no longer considered sterilization
of retarded women by hysterectomy to be
Foster, speaking out on his own behalf
in recent days, has defended a woman’s
right to an abortion and has stressed that
most ofthe abortions he performed were in
cases of rape, incest or medical necessity.
Jury Tours Crime Scene,
O.J. Simpson's House
LOS ANGELES—OJ. Simpson satin
a police car Sunday while a block away
jurors in his murder trial toured the
Brentwood double-murder scene.
Simpson had decided against visiting
his slain ex-wife’s condominium, but he
accompanied jurors, the judge, and an en
tourage of police and attorneys as they
visited other key sites in the case. He re
portedly wore a belt that would deliver a
disabling jolt of electricity if he tried to
escape or acted up.
Eight months to the day after the mur
ders ofNicole Brown Simpson and Ronald
Goldman, Superior Court Judge Lance Ito
convened an unusual Sunday session for
Traveling in a motorcade of presiden
tial proportions, jurors arrived at the mur
Clinton to Veto If Congress
Guts Anti-Crime Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President
Clinton upped the stakes Saturday in his
battle with the Republican Congress over
how America should fight crime, pledging
to veto any attempt to scrap plans to put
100,000 more police on the streets.
The president threw do wn the veto threat
for the first time as House Republicans
vowed to push ahead with a rewrite of last
year’s crime bill and shift money from
prevention to prison-building while giving
communities more choice in how they
spend federal crime-fighting dollars.
Republicans counter that local officials
know best what they need to combat crime
and should be given more freedom to chan
nel federal dollars where they would do the
Government Cracks Down
On Mexican Rebel Fighters
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS,
Mexico Rebel fighters withdrew into
the jungle ahead of an army advance as
more questions arose Saturday about the
government’s crackdown on guerrillas in
Several of the 30 suspected members of
the Zapatista National Liberation Anny
arrested in the crackdown have denied
links to the rebel organization. One said
he?statements to police had been falsified.
Guatemalan President Ramiro de Leon
Carpio announced Saturday night that he
had ordered his country’s troops on alert
“so that there is no crossing of our borders
(by the rebels).”
Peru Loses Three More
Airplanes in Border War
LIMA, Peru Three Peruvian war
planes were downed while attacking
Ecuadorean bases in the nations’ border
war, President Alberto Fujimori confirmed
Ecuador said Friday that it had shot
down two aircraft and hit another. Fujimori
told reporters that two Russian-made
Sukhoi fighter-bombers and one U. S. -made
A-37 jet were shot down Friday.
He said that the pilots of the A-37 and
one Sukhoi ejected safely but that the other
Sukhoi’s pilot was missing. The Peruvian
air force on Saturday said two airmen were
missing, without specifying from which
Peruvian warplanes have been used to
attack the strategic Ecuadorean outpost of
Tiwintza, Fujimori has said.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Partly sunny; high 38.
TUESDAY: Variably cloudy; high 44.
Planned Parenthood to Offer Abortions
BY SUZANNE JACOVEC
Planned Parenthood of Chapel Hill ex
pects to begin offering first-trimester abor
tions as early as January 1996, said Janet
Colm, executive director of the clinic.
Planned Parenthood, located in Village
Plaza at 93 S. Elliott Road, is one of 11
Planned Parenthood clinics inNorth Caro
lina. It will be only the second to offer
“We’re continually evaluating our ser
vices and looking for ways to expand,”
Colm said. “Part of our mission is to make
SBP Candidates Get Up Close and Personal at Pit Forum
BY ADAM GUSMAN
Student body president candidates had
one last chance to express their ideas in a
public forum at noon Friday as they gath
ered in the Pit.
Unlike the previous four forums of last
week, candidates chose the issues they
wanted to address, as they selected three
questions to answer from a list of five.
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Karl Nobert, co-president of the Young
Democrats, said the three groups wanted
to raise awareness of the election by the
student body. “The reason we got together
with the Young Republicans and the Col
lege Republicans was that we wanted to
create a bipartisan awareness of who is
running for student body president and an
awareness of the issues at hand,” he said.
Andrew France said he thought it was
time for a change and a “fresh start” for
student government. He said he offered an
executive branch geared toward reconcili
ation and “with no preconceived notions.”
Kelly Jo Gamer said she wanted to
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Lee Marshall, a, of Carthage, N.C., isn t quite sure what to think of Karen Schlicht, who is dressed as Klingon Lt Commander KTang Vestai
Septaric at the Star Trek convention at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Lee’s 4-year-old brother. Will, thought it was safer to hide in his
Rumors of a Jordan Restaurant Quashed
BY DAN THOMAS
A spokesman for Michael Jordan last week
extinguished a rumor spreading around town that
the Tar Heel star had plans to open a restaurant in
There was much speculation that Jordan would
open an eatery on the top floor of the Top ofthe
Hill plaza that houses First Union bank on the
comer of Franklin and Columbia streets. Riddle
Commercial Properties, a Fayetteville firm, owns
the property and is planning to open a restaurant,
but Jordan has no involvement in the project, said
Butch Dunlap, Riddle’s vice president for devel
opment. Dunlap said that Jordan had never had
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Clupl Hill, North Carolina
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13,1995
The clinic will have to move to anew
location before it can perform abortions,
she said. The current facility, which
Planned Parenthood has rented since 1984,
does not meet state requirements for an
abortion clinic. Anew location has not yet
been selected, Colm said.
A clinic providing abortion services must
meet sanitation and building code require
ments and provide appropriate elements
and equipment, including proper tempera
tures and a ventilation system. State law
requires that an abortion clinic have 18
different rooms, including a receiving area,
an examining room, an operating room
and a recovery room.
build more of a University community.
She said her Cabinet would represent the
entire student body and ensure that
everyone’s views were heard.
Garner, Jen Fiumara and Calvin
accountability of student fee distribution.
France said that in addition to some
student government insiders his Cabinet
would include “normal students who are
concerned with the interests of the student
body as a whole” rather than students who
represented special interest groups.
Stacey Brandenburg said her adminis
tration would be inclusive and reach out to
a diverse group of people. She suggested a
gender issues adviser who would be con
cerned not only with women’s issues but
with those of lesbians, gays and bisexuals.
Cunningham said he thought his lead
ership ability would make him an effective
student body president. He pointed to the
way he had brought together a diverse
group to work on his campaign.
Robert Simes said he thought he was “a
people person,” as evidenced by the way
he ran his campaign. “We talked with
hundreds of students about what affected
them even before we even did our plat
form,” he said.
Brandenburg said she had a sense of the
student body and of what it wanted. “I
listen well and am very approachable.”
France said he thought it was ridiculous
for candidates to talk about their relation
ship with students. “I am a student,” he
said. He also said it was important for a
student body president to be able to del-
any connection with the
“It’s a great rumor,
though,” he said. “(It)
spreads like wildfire. We are
going to have a restaurant
on the third floor.”
Dunlap said that Riddle
had contacted Jordan to see
if he had any interest in de
veloping a restaurant in
“Early on, about a year
ago, we contacted Michael
Jordan’s people to see if he
had any interest in it,” he
“Every board makes the decision based
on different factors,” Colm said. “We aim
for continuity in care for our patients. Ev
ery year, we (counselors at the Chapel Hill
clinic) refer about 600 women for abor
In 1993, Chapel Hill’s Planned Parent
hood counseled about 3300 patients and
administered an additional 300 pregnancy
tests, Colm said. Out of the 600 referrals to
abortion, 100 were face to face, she said.
Planned Parenthood serves clients face to
face and by telephone, and the total num
ber served is difficult to determine because
of the quantity of phone calls, Colm said.
She said the decision for the clinic to
Student body president candidates brave the cold and the snow Friday
afternoon for a debate in the Pit. Elections will be held Tuesday, and students
will be able to vote from 10 am to 7 p.m.
egate responsibility effectively.
Simes said the student body president
had two responsibilities to be represen
tative of the student body and to address its
A spokesman for
said the basketball star
had no plans to open a
Riddle made the request at about the same time
Jordan’s father, James Jordan, was murdered,
and the company decided not to pursue the issue,
Two unidentified men from Los Angeles and
one from New York will run the restaurant, he
Barbara Allen, Jordan’s agent in charge of
endorsements, said Jordan had no plans to build a
restaurant in Chapel Hill.
“Michael Jordan has no restaurant involve
ments in Chapel Hill, nor is he considering (the
town),’’ Allen said.
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perform abortions had been based on three
major goals. One is to ensure complete
care for women throughout the pre- and
“We aim to provide high quality and
respectful care,” Colm said. “By offering
abortions, we will be able to guarantee that
women will get the care and follow-up
treatment they deserve.” Another major
goal for Planned Parenthood is to make
abortions and follow-up care available to
low-income women, she said.
A third goal is to educate women and
encourage them to use contraceptives in
order to decrease the number of abortions.
“Our overall mission is to help reduce
Gamer said she was qualified because
she worked well with people in solving
their problems and would be available to
lend an ear to students. “Plus, I give pretty
damn good back rubs.”
Edwards Case to Be
Retried Due to Jury
AND BETH GLENN
The N.C. Supreme Court has sent a Keith Edwards jury
decision back for a retrial three years later, and the police officer
stands to gain a much larger award for damages, her attorney said.
The jury decision, which granted the University Police officer
$116,000 in her eight-year racial discrimination grievance against
the University, will go back to the Orange County Superior Court
later this year.
A1 McSurely, who has been defending Edwards for nior e than
six years, said Friday that he was very optimistic about a retrial.
The Supreme Court ordered a retrial because a judge misinstructed
the jury in 1992 by saying it needed to consider whether the
University had violated Edwards’ First “or” 14th amendment
rights when he should have said “and.” McSurely said he was
confident Edwards would win anew jury trial.
“I think we should be able to prove that these people did violate
her rights,” he said.
Edwards said the retrial gave her and her attorneys “a chance to
go back and do an even better job.”
“This time there will be no doubt because we have facts that we
did not have in the previous trial,” Edwards said. “They gave us a
second shot to do it right this time.”
Her attorney was also confident that anew jury would grant
Edwards more damages than did the 1992 jury.
“We have to get some expert witnesses to testify about Keith’s
mental and physical damages,” McSurely said. “We’re much
better prepared to present evidence on the damages.”
He said that in the last case, Edwards did not ask for compen
satory damages. Since then, however, Edwards’ physical and
mental health have deteriorated.
“We’ve got these doctors to say the way the University has
treated her has affected her physical and mental health, ” McSurely
said. “A couple of doctors say it’s a direct result of the treatment she
The case will probably be tried this summer or fall, McSurely
said. In the three years since the last jury trial, Edwards’ team of
attorneys has been busy collecting more evidence to support
Edwards’ discrimination claim.
“The police officers are all anxious to testify again and support
officer Edwards,” he said. “We’ve certainly learned a lot about the
police department since the last trial.”
The 1992 case, Keith Edwards vs. Paul Hardin, named seven
defendants. The jury for that case awarded $90,000 in punitive
damages and $26,000 in compensatory damages, holding liable
former police Chief Charles Mauer and former Directors of Public
Safety Robert Sherman and John DeVitto. The original suit also
named Chancellor Paul Hardin, former Vice Chancellor for Busi-
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the need for abortions,” Colm said. “The
most effective way is to provide abortions
along with follow-up care, then to give
women the contraceptive care, counseling
and education they need.”
Charlotte has the only Planned Parent
hood clinic in North Carolina that cur
rently performs abortions. It performs about
2000 abortions per year, said Bobbie
Campbell, a representative of the clinic.
The total remains steady, Campbell said,
but it dipped slightly between 1993-94 to
The facility in Charlotte opened in 1974.
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BY JILL DUNCAN
Some student body president candi
dates say that if they were elected, one
of their goals would be to bring cable to
the residence halls.
William Graves, associate provost
for information technology, said the
student body president could play a
role in promoting the use of informa
The student body president advises
students on the importance of expand
ing the information network into the
residence halls and appoints someone
to the Advisory Committee for Infor
mation Technology, Graves said.
JimGogan, director ofthe Office of
Information Technology, said the stu
dent body president “can advise and
recommend, but ultimately, it is Uni
versity housing’s decision.”
Officials at the Department of Uni-
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