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Volume 102, Issue 153
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Clinton Approves Deal to
Lift Sanctions on Serbia
WASHINGTON, D.C. President
Clinton has approved a plan to offer Serbia
a temporary lifting of economic sanctions
if it recognizes Bosnia and other former
Yugoslav republics, a senior U.S. official
The aim is to make a four-month cease
fire in Bosnia permanent and to prevent
the 34-month war there from spilling over
into Croatia, the official said.
The plan has the approval of Britain,
France, Russia and Germany, the four
other members of the so-called Contact
Group that has sought in vain for a peace
formula. It will be presented to Serbian
President Slobodan Milosevic in the next
few days, the official said.
Among the sanctions that would be
lifted are restrictions on fuel shipments to
Belgrade and trade with the former Yugo
slavia, said the official, who spoke on con
dition of anonymity.
Milosevic, meanwhile, would have to
agree to the posting of more monitors on
Serbia’s border with Bosnia to check on his
compliance with a pledge to stop arming
Serbs in Bosnia.
The official stressed that the sanctions
would be lifted only temporarily and would
be reimposed if the Serbian leader reneged.
Unaffected by the plan, he said, would be
Bosnia’s “illegitimacy” status on the world
stage—its exclusion from the World Bank
and other international groups.
In another development, the U.S. nego
tiator, Charles Thomas, is being replaced
by Robert Frasure.
House Completing Action
On Anti-Crime Package
WASHINGTON, D.C. House Re
publicans pushed the last segment of their
anti-crime package eliminating Presi
dent Clinton’s program to hire more police
nationwide toward a final House vote
Its future is far less certain in the Senate,
and Clinton has threatened to veto it if it
reaches his desk.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said the Ju
diciary Committee he chaired would have
to rewrite the House package to secure
Senate passage and come up with a bill that
Clinton would be compelled to sign.
The president has threatened to veto the
bill that was coming to a vote Tuesday.-It
replaces crime-prevention programs and a
commitment to help put 100,000 new cops
on the streets with a $lO billion grant that
local governments can use to fight crime.
Governor in Mexico Offers
To Resign to End Standoff
TUXTLA 'GUTIERREZ, Mexico
The governor of Chiapas offered to resign
Tuesday in an effort to end a yearlong
standoff with rebels who charge he won
office in the southern state through fraud.
Gov. Eduardo Robledo Rincon also
called on the rebels to disarm, on the oppo
sition to give up its claim to his job and on
a Roman Catholic bishop to stop aiding
There was no immediate response from
the Zapatistas National Liberation Army,
which has frequently called for Robledo’s
The Zapatista rebels launched an insur
gency last year to demand basic rights and
better living conditions for the impover
ished Indian peasants of Chiapas. More
than 145 people were killed in the uprising
before a Jan. 12,1994, cease-fire.
Ecuador, Peru Agree to
Border Conflict Ceasefire
QUITO, Ecuador A cease-fire be
tween Ecuador and Peru went into effect
Tuesday in a border war that both sides
claim to have won.
Ecuador and Peru both declared victory
in their nearly three-week conflict, which
has left at least 49 people dead and 100
wounded. The rain forest at the heart of the
battles has been fought over by both sides
three times since 1941. Peru’s President
Alberto Fujimori announced a unilateral
cease-fire Monday night over the disputed
area at the headwaters of the Cenepa River.
Although there was no report of fight
ing Tuesday, Argentine President Carlos
Menem said Fujimori warned him clashes
could still occur because it was impossible
to immediately inform all the soldiers in
the isolated area of the truce.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Cloudy, 40 percent chance of
rain; high 50-55.
THURSDAY: Mild showers possible;
UNC Police Arrest Suspected E-Mail Hackers
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
University Police arrested two students
yesterday in connection with the break-in
to UNC’s electronic mail system.
Mark David Kucera, 18, and Clifford
Wesley Lindsey, 19, both of 121 Granville
Towers East were charged with two counts
each of felonious computer accessing.
Kucera and Lindsey were booked yes
terday evening and are free on bond. Kucera
was released on SBOO unsecured bond. The
amount ofLindsey’s bond was unspecified
They are scheduled for their first court
appearance at 9 a.m. Thursday in the
Chapel Hill Courthouse.
Brandenburg, Cunningham to Meet in Runoff Race
Student I elections
ty Stacey Brandenburg 1,623
VI Caivin Cunningham 1,165
! Jen Fiumara 389
! Andrew France 270
J Kefiy Jo Garner 117
B Robert Simes 131
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BY STEPHEN LEE
Stacey Brandenburg and Calvin
Cunningham were the top vote-getters for
student body president in Tuesday’s elec
tion and will face each other in a runoff
Brandenburg received 1,623 votes to
Brandenburg said she was ecstatic about
the election results.
“I am absolutely thrilled,’’ she said. “I
think we did very well tonight, but this is
only the beginning.”
Brandenburg said she thought she had
been able to reach many people while cam
“Elections are always unpredictable,”
“What we were able to do was bring
together people from all parts of campus,
and that enabled us to speak to the whole
Cunningham also said he was happy
about the results.
“It feels great,” he said.
“I’mglad I’m in the runoff. I think we’re
in a good position, but we’ve got our work
cut out for us."
Prior to the results, Cunningham had
said he was apprehensive about what would
Brandenburg’s platform calls for hiring
full-time staffers for academic advising, an
increase in fighting and foot patrols, and
expanding SAFE Escort.
Brandenburg’s platform also includes
holding a statewide Human Relations Sum
mit, creating a Cabinet-level position con
cerning the environment, encouraging ac
cessibility in student government and in
troducing a co-op program that would
entitle students to receive credit for paid
“My platform and the approach that I
have taken reflects what I stand for,” she
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New Policy Will Terminate
Anonymous AIDS Testing
BY JENNY MCARTHUR
After June 15,theoptionofanonymous
testing for exposure to HIV will no longer
exist at county health departments inNorth
Carolina. The State CommissionforHealth
Services Thursday overturned its prior tem
porary decision to extend anonymous test
ing for two years.
The temporary rule, which was voted
on in November, was to last only 180 days,
however, and anew vote on the matter
The N.C. Association of Local Health
Directors was in favor of overturning the
decision so that only confidential testing
would be available, as is the case with
testing for all other sexually transmitted
Confidential testing means that those
who are tested must give their names and
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1995
Lindsey and Kucera said they had found
a female UNC student’s athletic pass and
had used the information they found there
to create an e-mail account named “Lamer”
without her permission, University Police
Lieutenant MarkMclntyre said. Since Jan.
29, the account has been used 92 times.
“They found a girl’s ID card, and they
checked the system to see if she had an e
mail account there,” Mclntyre said.
“Lamer” is a term commonly used by
computer hackers to refer to users who do
not know how to take advantage of tech
nology to gain illegal access to electronic
The account was fraudulent even though
it was created in the name of a UNC
student because the student did not give
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Stacey Brandenburg shakes hands with her supporters late Tuesday night
after garnering the top place in the student body president race.
BY ADAM GUSMAN
Improvements in the way student elec
tion votes are counted might make for
quicker tallying, but it meant a long night
Tuesday for two people at the Office of
Dan Wingate and Brenda Jervis were in
charge of transforming the student ballots
contained in silver boxes into election re
A computerized system that has been in
place for about three years allowed ballots
in the form of Scantron sheets to be entered
directly as data into a mainframe, said
Wingate, manager of consulting services
Jervis scanned the ballots through a
$37,000 machine with a specially designed
The data was then uploaded to a main
computer and analyzed to make sure stu
dents did not vote more than once, Wingate
Finally, the computer generated an elec
tion returns report arranged by poll site,
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addresses to health officials. The informa
tion is then reported to the state, which is
responsible for contacting and assisting
those who test positive.
Anonymous testing makes it possible
for individuals to be tested without having
to give their names.
“The method has always been to ap
proach people (who have contracted STDs)
in an effort to communicate with them and
educate them about their disease," said
Bill Fumey, spokesman for the Communi
cable Disease Control Branch of the N.C.
Department of Human Resources. The
state needs their cooperation in reaching
those with whom they have engaged in
high-risk behavior so that those individu
als can be contacted and educated as well.
“They (local health directors) said that
treating AIDS so differently from other
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her permission to make and use the ac
count, Mclntyre said.
According to police, the students used
the fraudulent account to remove copy
righted software from a remote site and
download it into ISIS, the campus e-mail
system. Once the software was in ISIS,
they downloaded it onto their own per
sonal computers, police said. “Once they
had (an account), they started going into
the Office of Information Technology Se
curity System and had all kinds of transac
tions there,” Mclntyre said.
Police obtained a warrant to search
Kucera and Lindsey’s room yesterday. All
computer equipment and disks found were
seized as evidence.
OIT officials reported the break-in on
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David O'Donnell casts his ballot in Tuesday's election in the Student Union. He was one of 3,695 students to vote in
the elections, which drew about 300 fewer voters than the first round of 1994 student government races.
UNC to Push for Bigger Slice of Budget
BY STEPHEN LEE
Various members of the UNC commu
nity sounded off about Gov. Jim Hunt’s
budget proposal, which was submitted to
the General Assembly on Monday. The
budget proposal includes a 2 percent in
crease in faculty salaries, reduction of non
teaching faculty and protected positions,
reduction of administrative equipment, an
increase in out-of-state student tuition by
30 percent during the next three years, and
a one-year 3.1 percent increase of in-state
D.G. Martin, UNC-system vice presi
dent of public affairs, said Hunt’s propos
als would adversely affect the UNC sys
“Obviously, we don’t think the gover
nor is moving in the right direction with
these proposals,” he said. “The proposals
will make it more difficult for the Univer
sity to compete.”
Jane Brown, faculty council chair-
the e-mail system to police last week.
OIT and Southern Bell helped police
track usage of the e-mail system through
incoming computer lines, police said. The
fraudulent e-mail account was identified
while it was in use. According to police,
the trace came back to the suspects’ room
in Granville Towers.
Ann Parker, deputy to the assistant pro
vost information technology, said OIT
was very satisfied with the efforts of the law
“Obviously, we’re very pleased with the
work the law agencies have done,” Parker
OIT recommended last week that all
ISIS users change their passwords in order
to protect the privacy of their accounts.
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Calvin Cunningham paces around Carroll Hall awaiting election returns.
Cunningham, who placed second, will face Brandenburg in the runoff.
woman, said the proposal was not a good
“I’m not happy,” she said. “It doesn’t
make sense in the context of a robust
economy in the state.”
Martin said he planned to persuade the
General Assembly that the University
needed more resources and to push for a
salary increase for faculty of more than 2
He said rising inflation and the ability to
attract the best professors were two rea
sons why salaries needed to be increased.
Brown said the slight increase would
cause teachers to look elsewhere.
“I’m afraid we will the lose the best
faculty,” she said.
James Peacock, professor of anthropol
ogy, said he was in favor of the Board of
Governors’ proposal, which called for a 7
percent increase in faculty salaries and an
extra 1 percent for faculty at research uni
In the previous 10 years, Peacock said,
salary increases in the UNC system have
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According to a message on e-mail’s startup
screen, the flood of response caused a “per-:
formance degradation” that resulted in
system damage so that many students were
unable to change their passwords as in
As of last week, OIT officials were un
sure what measures they would take to
increase security within ISIS. Parker re
fused to discuss the security measures that
OIT would take to protect e-mail accounts
at UNC. “What you really want to do is
make sure that you really protect people in
the future, and part of that is not really
disclosing what happens,” she said.
Both Kucera and Lindsey are freshmen
at the University. Kucera is from Char
lotte, and Lindsey is from Jefferson.
fallen behind those of other universities.
During the past two years, pay increases
improved, he said. The General Assembly
approved pay increases in July of slightly
more than 6 percent for faculty members.
“Two percent is not sufficient to be
competitive with peer institutions, ’’ he said.
“We need more than that to keep up with
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office. And we're just as anxious to let you
know who the next representatives in the
77th Student Congress will be.
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in just too late to print on Wednesday, so on
Thursday the DTH will bring you a full report
of the sweeping changes you'll see in the new