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Volume 102, Issue 156
101 years of editorialfreedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
IN THE NEWS
Top stones from the state, nation and world
New NAACP Chairwoman
Plans to Revitalize Group
NEW YORK Myrlie Evers-Will
iams, the new chairwoman of the NAACP,
made it clear Sunday that she intends to
take the beleaguered civil rights group back
to its grassroots and the ordinary people
who have kept it alive.
An early priority is to create a newslet
ter from the chairwoman to let the rank
and file know what’s going on, she said.
There will be appeals to corporations to
donate to NAACP programs —and re
ports to the 2,200 local branches who will
The operating theme is that Evers-Wil
liams, 61, doesn’t intend to forget the re
volt that prompted the NAACP board of
directors to elect her as its new leader,
succeeding William Gibson.
Gibson was toppled from the chair
manship Saturday after a raucous general
session in which 700 angry members booed
a treasurer’s report they thought was false.
Government and Rebels
Headed Toward Stalemate
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS,
Mexico The army pushed deeper into
former rebel-held territory Saturday, de
spite calls from a church-backed mediation
commission for troops to retreat as a con
dition for new peace talks.
Reporters said that on Saturday after
noon they saw some 20 armored vehicles,
troop transports and Humvee jeeps rumble
into the town of Posada, about nine miles
east of their former position in the town of
Patihuitz, east of this mountain commu
By the time reporters got to Posada, all
the villagers had fled, leaving behind some
frightened dogs, turkeys and other farm
Chechen Cease-Fire Fails;
Sides Trade Accusations
NAZRAN, Russia The cease-fire in
Chechnya expired at sundown Sunday with
no reports of renewed fighting, but with no
hopes that the bloodshed was at an end.
Although Russian and Chechen rebel
officials reportedly consulted by telephone
to arrange another round of talks, the Rus
sian commander said his side “has ex
hausted existing possibilities to stop armed
Russia must now “take adequate mea
sures,” Col. Gen. Anatoly Kulikov said in
old war have amounted to virtual demands
for Chechen disarmament. Chechen Presi
dent Dzhokhar Dudayev has been no more
Israel Considering Gesture
To Egypt on Nuclear Issue
JERUSALEM lsrael has offered to
allow Egypt to inspect a nuclear research
facility and is considering a further gesture
to assuage Egyptian concerns on the nuclear
issue, Israeli officials said Sunday.
The officials said the nature of the Is
raeli gesture had not been decided but that
it might include a proposal to permit Egyp
tian nuclear scientists to visit Israel and
talk with their Israeli counterparts.
The suggestion came on top of an offer
this month in which Israel proposed that
Egyptian experts be allowed to inspect the
Nahal Sorek nuclear facility south of Tel
Aviv. “It is a serious offer, one that is a
departure from Israeli policy,” an official
said, on condition of anonymity.
From FDA to IRS, Gingrich
Cuts Target Government
WASHINGTON, D.C. First it was
Big Bird, now it’s the tax man. Add the
Internal Revenue Service to the list of gov
ernment agencies Newt Gingrich would
abolish or replace.
Gingrich has already suggested with
varying degrees of earnestness the elimina
tion of the education and labor depart
ments, the Food and Drug Administra
tion, the Health Care Finance Administra
tion and NASA. But is he really talking
about abolishing the agency that will pro
cess some 115 million tax returns this year?
The Georgia Republican’s “Contract
With America” and campaign for smaller
government are credited with the wins last
November that gave Republicans control
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Hardin Lambasts Hunt’s Proposed Cuts
BY PATRICK LINK
Chancellor Paul Hardin vehemently
spoke out against Gov. Jim Hunt’s budget
proposal in a speech during the Faculty
Council meeting Friday.
The fiery speech elicited a standing ova
tion from those in attendance.
“I feel that the governor’s budget pro
posal presents such a clear and present
danger to the University system,” Hardin
He outlined aspects of the budget pro
posal and the university system that he
believed needed improvement.
Hardin said he thought the proposal
showed no respect to University faculty or
to the UNC system. He said a proposed 2
percent salary increase for faculty was an
Case to Go Before
Grand Jury Today
Charges against the UNC law student
accused of killing two men on Henderson
Street Jan. 26 are expected to be heard by
the grand jury today in Hillsborough.
The grand jury
will meet to hear
one or several bills
of indictment charg
ing Wendell Justin
Williamson, 26, of
Carrboro with two
counts of first-de
gree murder. Addi
charges are likely to
be added by Or
trict Attorney Carl
Fox. Fox could not
be reached for com
UNC law student
charged with two
counts of first-degree
charged by Chapel Hill police with killing
UNC student Kevin Reichardt and Chapel
Hill resident Ralph Walker during a shoot
ing spree in which Chapel Hill police of
ficer Demetrise Stephenson was also se
verely wounded in her left hand by gunfire.
The spree began shortly before 2 p.m.
CAA Election Plot Thickens:
Galbo Questions Runoff Race
BY STEVE MAGGI
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A runoff in the CAA presidential race
appears to be in question once again.
The Elections Board set 7 p.m. today as
the deadline for determining if there will be
a runoff after Wes Galbo, candidate for the
CAA presidency, requested to have the
40 Years of Increasing Black Enrollment
Programs Help University
Recruit Minority Students
Since the first African-American students enrolled
in first summer session 1955, the University has slowly
but surely attracted more. Three black students were
enrolled in 1957, two in 1958 and four in 1963. In fall
1994, more than 420 African-
American freshmen enrolled.
The huge increase is due in
large part to the efforts of the
Office of Undergraduate Ad
missions and the Office for
University Affairs, which
work in tandem to increase
representation of state-identi
fied underrepresented minori
The engine of the recruitment effort through Uni
versity affairs is the assistant to the vice chancellor for
University affairs and director of minority student
recruitment, Archie Ervin. He is assisted by the Minor
ity Student Recruitment Committee.
The committee offers programs throughout the
year to directly contact African-American and Native
See RECRUITMENT, Page 4
HARDIN said UNC
was the victim of
“It’s totally un
the faculty for their
to the University.
“The faculty al
most never turn
down a request to
serve their univer
sity with their spe
cialties,” he said.
to the UNC-system
schools with the in-
tent ofbalancing the budget will only make
the economic situation in this state worse,
“The universities in the Triangle area
are the engine that drives a successful
when a gunman began to fire an M-l Ga
rand rifle between 40 and 50 times at
passers-by. Walker was the first victim as
he was shot dead on the steps of the house
where he was living at 2 Cobb Terrace.
Reichardt, a sophomore lacrosse player,
was shot twice and died in the street in
front of the Phi Mu sorority house annex.
Chapel Hill, Carrboro and University
police who were in the district courthouse
in the post office building returned fire on
Williamson, wounding him once in each
Bill Leone, a bartender at Tammany
Hall, was shot in the shoulder as he tackled
If Williamson is indicted in the
shootings, the case will go to N.C. Supe
rior Court, where it is expected to be heard
sometime this fall.
Williamson, who is in custody at the
mental health ward of Central Prison in
Raleigh, could face the death penalty if
convicted. According to N.C. law, aggra
vating circumstances in the case must be
found before the death penalty can be con
Aggravating circumstances that the
court might find occurred in Williamson’s
case could be the killing of more than one
See WILLIAMSON, Page 5
legitimacy of write-in candidates checked.
His request was honored, and Elections
Board Chairwoman Erin Lewis’ decision
to allow a runoff was overturned.
Lewis said there were 20 write-in candi
dates and 32 write-in votes (expanded from
25 after a recount).
See CAA, Page 5
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Black History Month
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Project Uplift brings high school juniors to campus during
the summer to learn about admissions and financial aid.
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Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20,1995
economy in this state.”
He also advocated curtailing proposed
tuition increases. The governor’s proposal
includes an increase in out-of-state student
tuition by 30 percent during the next three
years anda3.l percent increase of in-state
He suggested that the political push for
a balanced budget had caused the increase.
“Tuition in colleges and universities
should be considered payment for instruc
tional services rendered, not a disguised
tax to balance the budget.
“For out-of-state students, the proposal
is outrageous,” Hardin said.
He listed several out-of-state University
alumni who were distinguished world lead
“What if these alumni had not had the
See HARDIN, Page 4
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Jerry Stackhouse tries to play keep-away from three Virginia defenders in the Tar Heels' 73-71 loss Sunday afternoon
in Charlottesville, Va. Harold Deane torched the Tar Heels for 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting. See story, page 12.
Faculty Council Votes Against
Changing Ticket Distribution
BY PATRICK LINK
The Faculty Council approved a resolu
tion Friday to direct the Faculty Athletics
Committee to reconsider the location of
the current faculty seats in the Smith Cen
The resolution was approved by a count
Another resolution, which would have
implemented anew basketball ticket as
signment policy for faculty and staff, was
SBP Hopefuls Talk Politics
During Television Debate
Agree Safety, Voter Apathy
Among Top Issues of Race
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
The two remaining candidates for stu
dent body president have more in common
than students might think, as revealed in a
discussion on “Limelight, ” a program pro
duced by Student Television.
dates said they
See Page 3
communication with students and low
votertumout in the show, which was taped
The pair was also asked what they had
done on election day and how it felt to be
a student while running for the office of
student body president.
Students can watch the student body
president discussion at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.
MondayinKM Howell Hall, 100 Hamilton
Hall or at BW-3.
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The resolutions were in response to a
new formula implemented last fall that
redefined how faculty basketball seating
“Congress has to talk about baseball; I
guess we have to talk about basketball,”
Jane Brown, chairwoman of the Faculty
Council, said as she called for discussion of
This was the third faculty meeting in
which faculty basketball ticket assignments
was discussed. Discussion on the topic
See TICKETS, Page 2
another chance to
discuss the issues of
and their reasons
“This was not something I began to
think about when I was a freshman,”
Brandenburg said. “The littlest thing can
be changed, and they have the power to do
Cunningham said he had not planned
on running for student body president when
he came to the University.
“It was through a process of being in
volved in student government,” he said.
Both candidates said the fascination with
seeing their picture up in campus buildings
had worn off.
“It was nice to see the pictures up for the
first couple of days,” Brandenburg said.
“Then the charm wore off.
“It made me realize why I was doing
See SBP, Page 4