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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
U.S. f Mexico Agree on
S2O Billion Peso Bailout
WASHINGTON, D.C. After inten
sive negotiations, the United States and
Mexico reached agreement Tuesday on a
S2O billion rescue package that officials
said should put the chaotic Mexican
economy back on the road to recovery.
The deal was signed by Treasury Secre
tary Robert Rubin and Mexican Finance
Minister Guillermo Ortiz during a brief
ceremony in the Treasury’s ornate Cash
Rubin said that $3 billion in U.S. loans
and loan guarantees would be made avail
able immediately and that another $7 bil
lion would be provided during the next
four months. He said that beginning in
July, the second $ 10 billion in U.S. support
would be provided to Mexico in stages.
Judge Ito Orders Defense
Witness Hearing in Case
LOS ANGELES A critical O.J.
Simpson defense witness who has threat
ened to flee the country was ordered Tues
day to appear later this week for a session
to determine how her testimony should be
Rosa Lopez, held up by the defense as a
possible alibi witness for Simpson in his
murdertrial, was orderedby Superior Court
Judge Lance Ito to appear Friday morn
The dispute over the witness came just
before Detective Tom Lange, a top inves
tigator on the case, returned to the stand
and said four detectives went to Simpson’s
house at 5:05 a.m. on June 13 both to
inform him of the death and to conduct a
preliminary interview with him.
Ranking Algerian Defense
Ministry Official Murdered
ALGIERS, Algeria lslamic extrem
ists have killed a defense ministry official
and two bodyguards in the latest attack
during the Muslim holy month of
Ramadan, French and Arab news reports
Col. E)jilali Meraou, 56, and his guards
were killed Sunday while riding in a two
car cortege nearMeraou’s home in Kouba,
a fundamentalist stronghold on the edge of
the capital, the French newspaper Libera
tion reported. It said the two cars had been
peppered with machine-gun fire.
There was no immediate claim of re
sponsibility for the slayings, which capped
a series of attacks last week by Islamic
extremists that killed more than half a
dozen intellectuals, artists and journalists.
Tensions Rise in Sarajevo;
Both Sides Building Up
Tensions rose Tuesday around the Bosnian
capital, where both Serb and government
forces were reportedly reinforcing their
positions following weekend sniping that
killed two Setbs.
Bosnian Serb soldiers on leave were
told to report to their units in case of an
outbreak of fighting and their movements
were severely restricted, said a senior Serb
military official in Pale, the Bosnian Serb
headquarters southeast of Sarajevo.
The measures followed the sniping
deaths of two Serbs in the Sarajevo suburb
of Grlica, and reports of a steady govern
ment infantry and artillery buildup on at
least two major fronts outside the capital,
said the officer.
Britain, Ireland Agree on
Future, Now Have to Sell It
LONDON—Agreed at last on a vision
for the future of Northern Ireland, British
and Irish leaders embark today on the next
difficult step toward peace: persuading
Protestants and Catholics to sit down and
The long-awaited document that Brit
ish Prime Minister John Major and Irish
Prime Minister John Bruton plan to re
lease today in Belfast sets up a framework
for negotiations and is likely to fall short of
all parties’ aspirations.
The intention is to accommodate the
conflicting aspirations of a pro-British Prot
estant majority and a Catholic minority
that wants to end British rule of Northern
The Irish Republican Army began a
cease-fire on Sept. 1, and pro-British gun
men from the Protestant side followed suit
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Somebody has to do something ; audit’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
Calvin Cunningham is surrounded by supporters as results from the Student Union pollsite are announced.
Cunningham overcame Stacey Brandenburg's Feb. 14 first-place finish to win the SBP post.
Woody/Dolby Win Senior Offices
BY CHRISTINA MASSEY
The rising senior class has spoken, and
it chose Thad Woody and Terius Dolby to
lead the Class of 1996.
In Tuesday’s runoff elections, Woody
and Dolby won the race for senior class
president and vice president with 593 votes,
defeating Nick Johnston and Mark Marin,
who pulled in 483 votes.
“We’re totally elated and excited,”
Woody said after results were announced
late Tuesday night. “It’s definitely the great
est moment of the year.”
In the original race, Woody/Dolby
pulled ahead of Johnston/Marin with 301
votes. Johnston/Marin garnered 240 to
make the runoff race last Tuesday.
Woody credited the second victory to
“There were some great people who
helped us out,” he said. “Hopeftilly, we
can carry out the trust they put into us.”
Johnston said he was not surprised by
the election results.
“My reaction is that this was what I
expected,” he said. “We had some strong
supporters, and I thank them very much.
But Thad and Terius are two good leaders,
and I think the senior class will be well
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Well-wishers congratulate Anthony 'Big Ant” Reid after he defeated Wes
Galbo by only 14 votes in the CAA runoff election.
BCC Provides Place to Ask Questions, Seek Answers
BY MELISSA MILIOS
On July 1, 1988, the Black Cultural
Center opened its doors for the first time
and has since been
emblem of black
history and heri
tage in the Univer
Housed in a
office on the first
floor of the Stu-
Black History Month
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dent Union, the center has sponsored pro
grams, lectures, seminars and productions
in an effort to examine and celebrate both
African and African-American culture.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1995
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Thad Woody (right) and Terius Dolby celebrate the results of their victory with
a supporter. The two were elected senior class president and vice president.
Marin said he thought that despite the
results, the Johnston/Marin ticket ran a
BCC publicist Ty Johnson said that
although the programs the center had of
fered throughout the years had varied, the
1994-95 school year had been by far the
most successful and extensive.
“My job is to open the doors to the local
and University community and to alert the
community to the special, as well as the
ongoing, programs that the center has to
offer,” Johnson said.
“When I see a non-African-American
student in a traditionally African-Ameri
can setting (such as the center), I love it. I
hope people see the center as a place where
they can ask questions and get answers.”
“Blacks in the Diaspora,” a twice
monthly lecture series, represents the
bridge-building goals of the center, Johnson
said, adding that the lectures had been well
“I’m happy that we gave it all we could,
even though we did not win,” he said. “It
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Reid Pulls CAA Switcheroo by 14 Votes
Fourteen proved to be the magic num
ber once again Tuesday in the CAA presi
dential elections. Anthony Reid won by
the same number that he lost by last week.
Reid defeated Wes Galbo by a count of
l,Bß3votesto 1,869. Elections Board Chair
woman Erin Lewis said she expected ap
“It is possible, and I’ve just been in
formed of many,” she said.
Reid was down 49 votes after five of the
six polling site results had been released,
leaving only those votes from the Student
Union. “It was really ironic that I came in
49 behind like last time and ended up
winning by the same number I lost by,”
“When I see a non-African-
American student in a
can setting, I love it. I hope
people see the center as a
place where they can ask
questions and get answers. ”
attended and had drawn a culturally di
“I would say that the ‘Blacks in the
Diaspora’ lecture series is covering a lot of
Elected New SBP
SBP-Elect Pulls Off Huge
Vote Turnaround From
Last Week’s Election
BY STEPHEN LEE
Calvin Cunningham defeated Stacey
Brandenburg for the office of student body
president during a night that was filled
with high drama.
Cunningham received 2,169 votes to
Brandenburg’s 1,749. The results are unof
ficial for 96 hours.
said talking to
people and get
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were the reasons he was elected.
“I’m ecstatic,” he said. “We spent this
weekbuilding a coalition, drawing together
some groups on campus that haven’t been
politically involved in recent years,” he
“We also took a look at how to incorpo
rate the other candidates’ ideas into what
we were doing.”
Brandenburg said she was also satisfied
with how hard her campaign staff had
“I was very pleased with the work of my
friends and campaign staff who worked
very hard, and unfortunately it didn’t work
1 ( Calvin Cunningham 2,169
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After being declared the winner, he said
an appeal would not surprise him “I’m
overwhelmed. I’m excited, but we’ll see
how things go. Erin (Lewis) just told me he
(Galbo) was contesting.”
Reid said he was surprised at voter turn
out. “I’m real surprised that more people
came out and voted. After the runoff was
declared, we just tried to keep to the plat
form, keep it clean and stick to the issues. ”
Assuming the results stand, Reid said
he would focus on issues highlighted in his
campaign. “If everything works out, I will
start with student forums on what is wrong
with the CAA and try to get our names out
there,” he said.
“No matter what happens, I hope people
don’t view the administration in a negative
ground and has ended up being one of the
most far-reaching programs that the center
has to offer, in terms of the types of people
that have attended the lectures,” she said.
The lecture series will culminate March
18 with the Blacks in the Diaspora Student
Academic Conference, where papers will
be presented by authors coming from as far
away as California and Maryland. The
keynote speaker will be UNC communica
tion studies Professor Michael Dyson.
“If this university is supposed to be a
microcosm of the world, then there should
be a place to learn about cultures you are
unfamiliar with, because in the real world
these opportunities are not always going to
be there,” Johnson said.
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out,” she said.
“I’m proud of the people who worked
with me, and I’m honored that I received
so much support from my friends and con
Last week’s results were l ,623 votes for
Brandenburg and l ,165 votes for
Cunningham said he planned to get
started with the transition process as soon
“We’re going to get to work immedi
ately to start fighting against tuition in
creases,” he said. “We will also begin im
mediately putting together a transition
“We have a lot of work to do,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to a good year for
student government. I hope I can do the
Cunningham said he was proud of his
“On Tuesday, we saw what we were up
against, and the campaign staff worked
tirelessly,” he said.
“We came in tonight knowing that we
could not have done any more,” he said.
“That’s a tribute to a remarkable campaign
staff. We could not have worked harder.”
Mohan Nathan, a member of
Cunningham’s staff, said he was exhausted
by all the campaigning.
“It’s been tiring, ’’ he said. “It’s been fun,
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W\ Anthony Reid 1,883
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V Renee Wilkerson 120
f Charles Walters 107
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The Feb. 14 election results marked a
new beginning rather than the end of cam
paigning for the presidency of the CAA.
FollowingGalbo’s 14-vote victory, Reid
filed a grievance, requesting a runoff on the
grounds of uncounted write-in votes that
would mean Galbo had earned less than a
majority of the votes.
Lewis granted Reid’s request for a run
off late Thursday. Lewis said the Elections
Board had forgotten to add the write-ins to
the total number of votes, which changed
the percentages. She also said the Elec
tions Board was acting well within its rights
in granting the runoff since it had 96 hours
to certify results.
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