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Volume 102, Issue 160
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Hinckley Agrees to Pay
Victims of 1981 Shooting
WASHINGTON, D.C. John
Hinckley has agreed to pay as much as $2.9
million in possible book and movie pro
ceeds to James Brady and two other men
wounded in his 1981 assassination attempt
against President Reagan, lawyers in the
case said Thursday.
The agreement, which Hinckley’s attor
neys said he signed Monday at the mental
hospital where he is confined, provides for
his cooperation in the sale of his life story.
The financial benefits would go to the
three men besides Reagan who were
wounded in the March 30,1981, attack —
Brady, the former White House press sec
retary; Timothy McCarthy, then a Secret
Service agent, and Thomas Delahanty, then
a District of Columbia police officer.
Two More Democrats Back
GOP Budget Amendment
WASHINGTON, D.C. The bal
anced-budget amendment to the Constitu
tion gained crucial Senate ground Thurs
day with declarations of support from
Democrats Tom Harkin and Josephßiden.
Both voted against the politically popular
measure last year, and both confront re
election campaigns in 1996.
Their decisions left a handful of unde
cided Democrats in a position to deter
mine the fate of a measure at the core of the
Republican drive to rein in government.
Harkin announced his decision in a
telephone call to reporters in his home
state of lowa. “The balanced-budget
amendment is far from perfect, but it’s the
best available alternative right now."
U.S. Accuses N. Korea of
Undermining Peace Accord
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Clinton
administration accused North Korea on
Thursday ofundermining the Korean War
armistice accord in an effort to force the
United States to negotiate a formal peace
The Korean War ended more than 40
years ago with an armistice. The United
States insists that any formal peace treaty
must be negotiated between North and
Specifically, State Department spokes
man Christine Shelly accused the N. Kore
ans of undermining the neutral nations
commission that investigates alleged armi
stice violations. It said North Korea had
failed to nominate a successor to Czecho
slovakia and was threatening to evict the
Polish contingent on the commission.
U.N. Aid Convoy Manages
To Reach Northwest Bosnia
Aid workers reached northwest Bosnia’s
famished civilians with more food Thurs
day, but fighting and war preparations
were reported in other Balkan battle zones.
The second convoy to reach Bihac in
two days was part of a struggle by aid
workers to ensure that malnourished
Bosnians survive the winter.
War preparations elsewhere heralded
new fightingexpectedin Croatia andßosnia
when winter turns to spring.
The elderly, sick, children and people
who have been displaced several times are
the most vulnerable among the approxi
mately 200,000 people in the Bihac region.
Gunn's Family Sues Clinic
For Failing to Protect Him
PENSACOLA, Fla. The family of
an abortion doctor who was shot to death
claims that the clinic where he worked
failed to protect him.
Dr. David Gunn’s estate filed a wrong
ful death lawsuit against the clinic last
week in state Circuit Court, seeking un
The lawsuit contends that the clinic
knew that Gunn killed on March 10,
1993, after getting out of his car at the rear
of Pensacola Women’s Medical Services
had received death threats and that
someone had blown up his mailbox and
that the clinic should have built a fence or
provided a security guard to escort the
doctor from his car to the clinic.
The lawsuit also claims that the clinic
should have warned Gunn, 47, not to come
to work that day because a protest was
being held there.
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Knife-Wielding UNC Mailman Assaults Student
BY CHRISTINA MASSEY
A University employee was arrested
Wednesday afternoon and charged with
assault with a deadly weapon after threat
ening a male student on campus, accord
ing to University police reports.
Alfred Jamar Smoke, 37, of 3509 N.
Century Oak St. in Durham was charged
with assault after pulling a razor blade on
a student at 1:50 p.m., University police
Smoke, a postal worker for University
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UNC Police Arrest 2 Near Residence Hall, Confiscate Rifle, Drugs
BY CHRISTINA MASSEY
A man and a woman from South Caro
lina were charged Sunday with conspiracy
to sell controlled substances in connection
with the arrest of a University student last
week, according to University police re
Lawrence Lee Moser, 19, of Greenville,
S.C., and Shawna Suzanne Owens, 20, of
Traveler’s Rest, S.C., were arrested and
charged with conspiring to sell marijuana
Harris: Chancellor Search
Committee Will Meet Soon
BY STEPHEN LEE
With fewer than five months left before
the chancellor search committee expects
to choose the University’s next leader,
search committee Chairman Johnny Har
ris said Thursday he will announce a date
was held on cam-
was unable to hold
in members’ sched-
ules and an inabil-
ity t 0 assemble
The search committee
will select a successor
for Chancellor PAUL
people there,” he said of attempts to con
vene the committee within the last couple
After the last meeting of the search com
mittee, Harris said the search committee
would hold a meeting within three weeks
in Chapel Hill.
One month later, Harris said a date
would be set today for a meeting in Chapel
Chapel Hill, North Ciroliu
Mail Services, approached a student in
front of Hamilton Hall and pushed him,
police reports state.
Smoke then pulled out a box cutter and
threatened to kill the student, University
police reports state.
Accordingto reports, Smoke was placed
under a SSOO unsecured bond. His trial is
set for March 23.
Ron Andrews, Smoke’s supervisor at
University Mail Services, declined to com
ment Thursday on Smoke’s mental health
history or on any aspect of the case.
“We are handling it as a personnel mat-
after they had been spotted near the resi
dence of Jason James Buffkin, charged last
Thursday with possessing more than a
pound of marijuana, reports state.
Moser was also charged with posses
sion of a weapon on campus after police
found an SKS automatic rifle and 20 rounds
of ammunition in his car, reports state.
“Moser probably had the gun because
most drug dealers do,” University Police
Lt. Mark Mclntyre said Thursday.
Police arrested Moser when he came to
visit Buffkin at his room at 209 Graham
However, Harris said he thought the
next meeting would be held in the near
“We are going to do it soon,” he said.
Rumors about the possibility of the
University’s appointing an interim chan
cellor when Chancellor Paul Hardin leaves
at the end of June are unsubstantiated,
“The rtimors that are going around are
not true,” he said.
“I don’t see the need for an interim
At the last meeting, Harris said the can
didates’ applications were reviewed and
nominations were still being considered.
“Right now, we are in the process of
continuing to evaluate the candidates, ” he
Harris would not comment on other
kinds of search processes the committee is
He also refused to comment on the
number of candidates still under consider
After the Jan. 23 meeting, Harris said
the number of candidates still in the run
ning was fewer than 180.
Harris said many candidates who are
employed at other institutions do not want
to risk their jobs by having their interest in
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ter,” he said.
The victim, a graduate student who
spoke on condition of anonymity, said that
the attack had been unprovoked and that
he did not know why the mail worker had
The student said he was in-line skating
to class just before 2 p.m. Wednesday near
He said he had come up behind a mail
earner and had had to stop because he
could not pass. The victim said that when
he started to move again in an attempt to
pass the mail worker, the worker was
Residence Hall, reports state.
Police were informed that Moser had
been calling Buffkin concerning the mari
juana, and they were on the lookout for
him, Mclntyre said. “Moser was calling
the student because he wanted the money
or his drags,” he said.
Police arrested Moser at 4:50 p.m. after
officers were informed that he was in Gra
ham, according to reports.
Owens also was charged with posses
sion of a controlled substance with intent
to sell and distribute, reports state. She was
In a Class of His Own
Justin Harty Champions
Have you ever noticed that look
Charles Barkley gets when people ask
him if athletes are role models? His eyes
start to bum, his brow wrinkles and he
bellows a harsh “No! ” from somewhere
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speak for all athletes, however.
There’s another athlete who looks
just as intimidating as the Phoenix Suns
superstar but has a different spin on the
role model question. Pose it to him and
he sports a sheepish grin, refuses to give
it a second thought and gives a hearty,
more positive reply.
“I believe we are role models,” said
Justin Harty, an All-American heavy
weight on the UNC wrestling squad.
“My personal belief is, when you’re in
the spotlight and people are looking at
you, they’re looking at what you’re
doing and how you’re acting. In that
context, you are a role model."
startled and called after him, “What’s
wrong with you?”
The victim said he had stopped and had
gone back to where the worker was stand
ing and yelling profane insults. The mail
worker then pushed the student into the
brick wall between Hamilton Hall and
Caldwell Hall, the victim said.
He said the worker then had pulled out
a raised, double-edged packing knife
with a 5-inch handle and a 2-inch blade —
and held it a quarter of an inch from his
face. The mail worker then threatened the
victim, saying, “I’m going to cut you,” the
An Integrated Faculty:
UNC Has Miles to Go
BY KELLY LOJK
In 1966, the University hired its first
black faculty member more than 170
years after its founding.
Since that time, the numbers have been
slowly creeping higher as black faculty
continue to break barriers of institutional
racism —one department at a time.
Today, the number of black faculty has
grown to 93, or 4 percent of the faculty.
The University employs a total of 2,208
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nority Recruitment and Retention Task
The task force was created to assess
current efforts and make improvements,
“Although we’re doing well, we are
going to look at how we can do better, ”he
Linda Lacey, associate professor of city
and regional planning and co-chairwoman
of the Minority Recruitment and Reten
tion Task Force, said she had seen a big
change during a short period of time due in
large part to Provost Richard McCormick’s
efforts in the past three years.
“He’s come on board and taken a lead
ership role,” Lacey said. “He’s taken on
diversity in an encouraging manner with
real resources to back him up, rather than
arrested after police searched the car in
which she was sitting, reports state.
According to reports, police spotted
Owens in a red Hyundai Excel and asked
if the car was hers. She said it was not.
Police officers then asked if they could
search the car, and Owens complied.
Upon searching the car, police found
the rifle, which Owens said belonged to
Moser, and a pink bag containing a half
pound of marijuana Owens said was hers,
reports state. Police then arrested her and
charged her with possession with intent to
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Justin Harty, center, and other athletes at a 1993 walk-a-thon.
But the Lead, S.D., sophomore is
unique in that he extends his shadow past
the spotlight on the mats of Carmichael
Auditorium. That rather large shadow
extends into the community, where Harty
also has become a leader.
When you factor in his 6-foot-2-inch
burly stature, his ferocious tenacity against
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The student said he had managed to
escape and had skated toward a nearby
ramp, where he almost ran into Andrews.
The victim said he had told Andrews
that hehadjustbeen attacked by one ofhis
mail carriers. Andrews allowed the victim
to phone University Police from his office.
The victim said that while he was present
University Police confronted Smoke in
Andrews’ office and asked ifhe had a knife
on his person. The victim said Smoke had
handed the knife over to police and had not
Black Tenure-Track Faculty
In the past five years, the number of
tenure-track faculty has grown by 52
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forcing this on departments.”
Wallace said the task force would
through a Universitywide survey—evalu
ate the effectiveness of existing programs
to see where future resources should be
He said he hoped to have a set of recom
mendations on die new chancellor’s desk
by the end of the year.
Breaking Ground in the 1960s
In the 19605, the first black instructor,
Hortense McClinton, was hired, and
progress to ward integrating the faculty was
slow. The second black faculty member,
Blyden Jackson, now professor emeritus in
the English department, was not hired until
With pressure from the U.S. Depart-
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sell and distribute, reports state.
Police also found a sandwich bag that
contained 300 perforated tabs of paper
believed to be soaked in LSD, reports state.
LSD possession charges will be filed if
the laboratory confirms that the paper tabs
were soaked in LSD, University Police Lt.
Clay Williams said.
Moser and Owens each were held in
Orange County Jail on SIO,OOO unsecured
bond, reports state. Mclntyre said their
first court appearance was Monday and
their next would be March 10.
Name: Justin Harty
Birthdate: July 5,1974
Hometown: Lead, S.D.
Major psychology, communications
Athletics: All-American heavyweight
Service: president, ACC Outreach
Philosophy on Life: ‘Put God first and
just do the best I can in everything I do
while helping others along the way.’