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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Justice Opens Preliminary
Investigation of Ron Brown
WASHINGTON, D.C The Justice
Department has opened a preliminary
criminal investigation of Commerce Sec
retary Ron Brown’s personal financial deal
The decision, announced Thursday by
Attorney General Janet Reno, means the
department has found specific and credible
allegations that Brown might have com
mitted a federal felony.
The preliminary investigation began
Wednesday. The department has 90 days
from then to decide whether there is enough
evidence to ask a special court to name an
independent prosecutor to conduct a full
criminal investigation. The special court
authorized Reno to announce the move.
Government Says Control
Of Chiapas Re-Established
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS,
Mexico—After a five-day military thrust,
the government says it has regained con
trol of the remote jungle region in southern
Mexico that Indian rebels have held for the
Leaders of the rebel Zapatista National
Liberation Army remain at large, how
ever, along with rebel soldiers and thou
sands of Indian peasant supporters.
Uncertainty over the situation in
Chiapas state contributed to another drop
in Mexico’s stock market and currency
The Zapatistas rose up on Jan. 1,1994,
to demand better living conditions for In
dian peasants in Chiapas, Mexico’s poor
est state, and fair elections.
Russian President Blames
Army for Chechen Losses
MOSCOW ln a dark and defensive
address to the nation, President Boris
Yeltsin berated his military leaders for big
losses and human rights abuses in
Chechnya but insisted that Russia must
use force to defend its unity.
Looking somber but steady, Yeltsin
stood throughout his 61-minute speech to
a rare joint session of Parliament, winning
only mild applause from the lawmakers
when he finished.
It was his bleakest portrait of post-So
viet Russia since he became president in
1991, bereft of hope and vision at a time
when his popularity is at an all-time low
and many believe he should resign.
After his unsteady arrival at a meeting
last week, all eyes were on Yeltsin for signs
he might be unwell or had been drinking
Israeli, PLO Leaders Defuse
Crisis, Will Expand Talks
EREZ JUNCTION, Gaza Strip l
sraeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and
PLO chief Yasser Arafat broke a deadlock
Thursday and agreed to step up talks on
expanding self-rule in the West Bank.
Rabin promised to ease a travel ban and
permit 15,000 Palestinians in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip to return to jobs in
Israel next week. The move came after
Arafat arrested militant opponents of the
peace talks and created a military court to
try those suspected of attacking Israel.
Rabin also proposed that Arafat’s self
rule government take over the running of
the West Bank city of Jenin. But Palestin
ians were cool to the idea because he sug
gested that this be done without Israeli
troops pulling out.
Hacker's Electronic Trail
Ends in North Carolina
RALEIGH A fugitive described by
federal officials as “a computer terrorist”
has been arrested here following a two
week electronic manhunt that spanned the
Kevin D. Mitnick, a fugitive computer
hacker known as the “Condor,” was ar
rested Wednesday and charged with vio
Mitnick, 31, originally from California,
also was charged with illegal use of a tele
phone access device and computer fraud
after being arrested at about 1:30 a.m. at
his Raleigh apartment, authorities said
Mitnick had been a fugitive since 1992,
when he broke the conditions of his proba
tion for a computer hacking conviction in
1988, according to reports.
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Increase in Women, Minority Faculty Explored
BY STEPHEN LEE
The newly created minority and
women’s task forces will be among the
issues discussed at the monthly Faculty
Council meeting today.
The open meeting will be held at 3 p.m.
in Wilson Library Assembly Room.
Chancellor Paul Hardin said the task
forces were created to address the current
concerns of minorities and women.
“The task forces were designed to ex
amine various things concerning the Uni-
UNC Rips Tigers as Sullivan Returns to Action
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
Go ahead and talk about Jerry
Stackhouse’s alley-oop dunk in the first
half of North Carolina’s 66-39 win over
Clemson Thursday. All around the state,
the play will be talked about at water cool
ers, in classrooms and gymnasiums today.
Didn’t see it? No big deal, Stackhouse
said it wasn’t that good anyway.
“There wasn’t anyone under there, so
that was weak,” Stackhouse said. “A ‘6’
The truth is, there wasn’t much about
performance Men's Basketball
that was weak. , J™ Son
On offense, UNC
the Tar Heels (20-2, 10-2 in the ACC)
scorched theTigers(3-14,3-8) bef0re21,572
at the Smith Center.
“They’ve got the size; we don’t have it,"
said Clemson head coach Rick Bames.
“They lob it up there, and then we’ve got to
get a lot of guys in there trying to help. And
then they’ve got guys who go 10 for 20
from the 3-point line.... That’s a big differ
ence in the game. We can’t take both of
them away. I wish we could, but we can’t.”
Clemson couldn’t stop either the inside
or the outside scoring Wednesday night.
UNC shot 54 percent from the field and 50
percent from 3-point land. Rasheed
Wallace was the main inside force—he hit
5-of-8 shots —and Donald Williams was
hot from the outside.
Williams’ six 3-pointers were a career
high. His 24 points led both teams and
matched his season high.
For a while, it seemed as though Will
iams was going to outscore the entire
Clemson team. Clemson led Williams 14-
12 at halftime before the Tigers pulled
away in the second half.
After the game, Williams was low-key
about his performance.
“I think they were just worried about
Rasheed and the inside, and the perimeter
was open,” Williams said.
The game also marked the return of Pat
Sullivan, UNC’s6-foot-8 forward who has
not played in a regular-season game in two
years. Sullivan had back surgery Dec. 8 but
seemed to move well after just 10 weeks to
Sullivan entered the game to a standing
ovation with 13:58 left in the first half. He
played 16 minutes and did not miss a shot
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 9
Runoff On for CAA Post,
Elections Board Decides
BY STEVE MAGGI
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Elections Board Chairwoman Erin
Lewis decided late Thursday to allow a
runoff between Wes Galbo and Anthony
Reid on Tuesday in the race for Carolina
Athletic Association president.
“We forgot to add in the write-ins to the
total number, and when we did, that
changed the percentages,” Lewis said.
“This is not an administrative decision;
we just made a mis
“We had 96
hours to certify the
results, and so we
were well within
our rights,” she
“Erin Lewis made the decision a few
minutes ago,” Galbo said at 11 p.m. Thurs
Twenty-five write-in votes were added
to the total, lowering Galbo’s percentage
of the vote to 49.8 percent less than the
majority needed to win the election, Lewis
“Since there is no majority, there must
be a runoff,” she said.
When asked about this new opportu
nity, Reid said, “I am excited.”
Galbo said he was not sure how he
would react to the decision. “We’re not
sure what we’re going to do yet,” he said.
“We’re looking into appeals.”
Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1995
said. “The task
forces will find out
what all the other
people are doing
and to make the
University run more
He said the mi
nority task force
on issues such as in
on the UNC cam-
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UNC point guard Jeff Mclnnis (5) goes airborne as he threads a pass through a pack of Tigers, including Rayfield
Ragland (left) and Iker Iturbe (15). Mclnnis had 11 assists in the Tar Heels' 66-39 win over Clemson Thursday night.
Lewis said that Galbo had to wait until
Saturday to appeal and that an appeal
would have to be made directly to the
Student Supreme Court.
“We’re not sure those voters (of the
write-in votes) are legitimate registered stu
dents,” Galbo said.
“I think it (the runoff) will be very close
again,” Reid said.
“This time, hopefully, everything will
Galbo received 1,763 votes to Reid’s
1,749 in Tuesday's election.
“I hope this will give students enough
time to think it over, make a decision, and
go out and vote,” Reid said.
Reid filed a grievance with the Elections
Board after a recount reaffirmed that Galbo
had won by 14 votes.
“I didn’t contest it (the election result)
on the grounds that he won,” Reid said.
“I contested it on the write-ins.”
He said he and Galbo shared similar
views on the issues but differed on their
“I think ourplatforms are similar, ’’Reid
“The biggest difference is the means of
achieving it. I plan on reaching out and
meeting people," he said. "We will bring
CAA to the students, not make them come
Lewis said that Galbo and Reid would
be allotted S2OO, half the amount they were
allowed for the original race, to use in their
campaigns for Tuesday’s runoff.
pus by maintaining high minority enroll
He said this year had been UNC’s best
ever for minority recruitment.
Hardin said the women’s task force
planned to address issues such as the num
beroffemale faculty, thenumberofwomen
with endowed professorships and women’s
rate of progress in attaining high adminis
The minority recruitment and retention
task force was created last month, and the
task force on women was created last week,
Kenan Returns to His Roots at UNC
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Randall Kenan, author of two books, was inspired to make
writing a career during his English classes at UNC.
Name: Randall Kenan
Birthdate and Birthplace: March 12, 1963; Brooklyn. N.Y.
Occupation: author, visiting professor at UNC
Education: East Duplin High School. 1981: B.A. in English, UNC. 1985
Hobbies: reading, racquetball. computers
Philosophy on Life: 'Do the best you can with what you've got.’
Jane Brown, Faculty Council chair
woman, said the task forces enhanced all
levels of the University.
“It’s part of our continued commitment
to diversify the faculty and staff at Caro
lina,” she said.
Harold Wallace, vice chancellor of
University affairs, and Linda Lacey, pro
fessor of city and regional planning, will
lead the minority recruitment and reten
tion task force. Barbara Delon, library per
sonnel officer, andNoelle Granger, profes
sor of cell biology and anatomy, will be in
charge ofthe women’s task force. The four
BY RACHAEL LANDAU
No one expects that their class will produce a group
of famous people who at one time only dreamed of
Randall Kenan, a UNC graduate of 1985, didn’t
expect it, but he was one of several people from his
senior honors creative writing class to be recognized in
the publishing field. Some are famous publishers and
authors; others are still awaiting their first publication.
At 31, Kenan is the author of two books —one
collection of short stories, “Let the Dead Bury Their
Dead," and a novel, “A Visitation of Spirits.”
He is now a vis
iting professor of
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being colleagues A Weekly series highlighting Chapel HUI heroes
with people who
were once his teachers. Kenan is teaching English 23W
and 34W, introductory and intermediate fiction writ
Other success stories from his class include Alane
Mason, an editor at Norton, and Tim McLaurin, au
thor of several books, including “Cured By Fire.”
Kenan said he thought the class was so successful
because the students had spurred each other on.
“There was a great deal of respect among the stu
dents for each other, ” said Daphne Athas, a lecturer in
the creative writing program who was one of the
teachers of Kenan’s senior honors class.
“They didn’t know they were going to become
famous,” she said. “No one considered themselves
better than anyone else.”
Asa student at the University, Kenan already had
developed a reputation for himself.
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co-chairmen will be introduced at today’s
Also at today’s meeting, Hardin said he
would address Gov. Jim Hunt’s budget
proposal at the beginning.
In addition, Bill Leone and University
Police will be recognized for their coura
geous actions in the Jan. 26 Henderson
Street shootings. Also recognized will be
the Division of Student Affairs and various
University offices within the department
for their services in the aftermath of the
See TASKFORCE, Page 5
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A former patient at UNC Hospitals is
suing for more than SIO,OOO in damages
received from an assault for which a former
UNC second-year resident physician in
pediatrics has been convicted.
Jose Genero Diaz, UNC Hospitals and
the University were named in a civil suit by
Stephanie Brown, the former patient.
Brown is asking for more than SIO,OOO
in compensation for damages received “as
a result of the incident, ” said her attorney,
Janet Ward Black of Greensboro.
Brown’s new lawsuit alleges that UNC
was negligent in both hiring and supervis
ing Diaz, Black said.
In a trial in December, Diaz was found
guilty of assault. Brown said that Diaz
fondled her as she was recovering in her
hospital bed. Chapel Hill District Judge
Lowry Betts sentenced Diaz to two years
of unsupervised probation and 100 hours
of community service.
Brown charged that Diaz snuck into the
hospital room where she was recovering
from a hysterectomy onFeb. 10,1994. She
said he fondled her breasts and attempted
to stick his tongue into her mouth.
In May, Diaz pleaded no contest to the
charge. He was then convicted of the as
Diaz attempted to clear his name
through a retrial in December after new
allegations surfaced about Brown’s cred
ibility as a plaintiff.
By the time of the retrial, Diaz had
completed the required community ser
vice hours, said Diaz’s attorney, David
Rudolf of Chapel Hill. He said Diaz would
now serve two years of unsupervised pro
In the second trial, Rudolf attempted to
castdoubtonthe plaintiff s charge by ques
tioning her credibility in connection to two
theft charges she faces.
Currently, Brown is free from custody
on SIO,OOO bail, on a charge of having
stolen $64,000 worth of jewelry from a
See DIAZ, Page 5