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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
U.S., China Agree to Sign
Copyright Protection Pact
BEUING China and the United
States averted a major trade war Sunday by
signing a comprehensive agreement put
ting teeth into Chinese laws protecting
copyrights, trademarks and patents.
The agreement capped 20 months of
“often very difficult negotiations,” said
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Chinese trade minister Wu Yi said the
negotiations on enforcing intellectual prop
erty rights affected the entire Sino-U.S.
Barshefsky, speaking at a news confer
ence in Beijing, called the accord “the
single most comprehensive agreement we
have ever negotiated with any country.”
It spells out measures to enforce laws
China wrote after tense talks in 1992.
Foster Says He Demanded
Aid for Syphilis Patients
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Surgeon gen
eral nominee Dr. Henry Foster went on the
offensive Sunday against “right-wing ex
tremists,” whom he accused of attacking
his nomination to advance their own
Before his hometown congregation at
First Baptist Church, the 61-year-old ob
stetrician-gynecologist urged church mem
bers to help fight “the latest attack from the
right-wing extremists that are using my
nomination to achieve their radical goals. ”
The controversy stems from the conser
vative Family Research Council’s allega
tion that Foster learned in 1969 of a federal
study that left black Alabama sharecrop
pers with syphilis untreated, and that he
did nothing about it.
Aide to Croatian President
Hints They May Enter War
ZAGREB, Croatia A close aide to
Croatia’s president hinted strongly at the
possibility of war, while U.N. peacekeep
ers in neighboring Bosnia faced obstruc
tion Sunday from both the Muslim-led
government and Serbs.
In an interview published in the Vecemji
List daily newspaper, Miomir Zuzul,
Croatia’s ambassador to the United Na
tions in Geneva, said the only real chance
for peace in Croatia lay in rebel Serbs’
acceptance of reintegration into Croatia—
which they have repeatedly rejected.
If the Serbs do not accept Zagreb’s rule,
Zuzul said, “Croatia could do what every
sovereign country has the right to do in its
territory ... and afford normal life to the
majority of its population.”
Rival Clans Clash Outside
Of Airport in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia Rival So
mali clans battled with mortars, grenades
and machine guns outside the main gate of
the Mogadishu airport on Sunday as U.N.
peacekeepers prepared to withdraw from
At least one person was shot and killed
during the fighting, witnesses said.
U.S. military officials said it was the
biggest fire fight in the Somali capital so far
this month, and some feared it could fore
tell bloodier struggles for control of the
airport once the peacekeepers depart.
More than 2,000 U.S. Marines and Ital
ian soldiers are expected to sweep ashore
at some point during the next week to
secure part of Mogadishu’s port and air
Russians Pound Chechnya;
Mass Gravesites Reported
SHALI, Russia Using the same tac
tic that pushed rebel fighters out ofGrozny,
Russian forces pounded southern
Chechnya on Sunday with heavy artillery
Also Sunday, a newspaper reported the
discovery of two open mass graves in the
capital of the breakaway republic. The
Observer of London said the graves con
tained the bodies of more than 100
Chechens, most of them civilians, includ
ing women and children.
Bodies of the newly dead lay among a
far larger number of decomposing corpses
in open trenches between Grozny’s central
graveyard and a main road, the newspaper
said. Some were clearly victims of explod
ing shells while others looked relatively
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Williamson to Face Death If Convicted
BY GRETCHEN HOFFMAN
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Carl
Fox filed documents in Superior Court on
Friday seeking the death penalty for former
UNC law student Wendell Justin
Williamson in connection with the Jan. 26
Henderson Street shootings.
Williamson will also be charged with
additional charges of assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill and assault with
a deadly weapon with intent to kill and
inflict serious injury, Fox said.
Fox filed a petition Friday in Superior
Court asking a grand jury to bring feloni-
UNC Wallops Duke,
Clinches 2nd in ACC
BY SCOTT WEAVER
Hulk Hogan must be teaching wrestling
At least that’s the way it appeared with
12:55 left to play in Saturday’s season
finale between No. 12North Carolina (25-
4,12-4 in the ACC) and No. 19 Duke (19-
7,10-6 in the ACC) in front 0f6,925 fans at
That’s when Duke’s Alison Day
wrestled UNC forward Charlotte Smith to
the ground af
ter the two
went up for a
had a pretty good headlock on the Shelby
“I like physical play,” Smith said of the
incident. “It just gets me fired up for the
At that point, the game was tied 42-42.
But then the Tar Heels embarked on a 40-
15 run to finish the game, downing Duke
82-57 and clinching second place in the
Smith and sophomore Marion Jones
sparked North Carolina’s scoring frenzy.
“Charlotte Smith had her 18th double
no question in my mind she’s the best
player in the ACC—without any doubt,”
UNC head coach Sylvia Hatchell said.
Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors said,
“In my mind, she’s a Kodak All-American
and obviously a candidate for National
Finance Committee Doles Out Funding for Next Year
The Student Congress Finance Com
mittee held its annual meetings Friday and
Saturday to determine how much of the
student funds to allocate to 41 campus
The committee had $109,000 to allo
cate to groups that collectively requested
“Obviously, we have to cut a lot,” said
Tom Lyon, finance committee chairman.
Start of Business School
Construction Lass Behind
The construction of the new Kenan-
Flagler Business School facilities will be
gin in the middle of March after more than
a month of renegotiations.
The construction is behind schedule,
but it should still be completed by fall 1997,
said Katherine Phillips, media relations
manager for the Business School.
There was not an original fixed date for
the construction to begin, but this winter
was the earliest it could have begun, Phillips
The construction could have started in
January, but the financial agenda was re
negotiated because it was over the Busi
ness School’s budget, said Gordon
Rutherford, director of facilities planning
Because of the cold winter weather, the
construction probably would not be much
further along than it is now even if it had
begun in January, Rutherford said.
Preconstruction meetings will be held
during the first weekofMarch, and activity
on the site will begin by March 15, he said.
The new facilities for the Business School
will be adj acent to the Kenan Center, which
is located on Skipper Bowles Drive on
South Campus near the Dean E. Smith
Center. The new home for business stu
dents will have 190, OOOsquare feet ofspace,
making it nearly double the size of Carroll
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27,1995
ous assault charges
N.C. law, a first-de
gree murder convic
tion can result in life
the death sentence.
cumstances in the
case must be found
before the death
penalty can be con
sidered, Fox said.
“There are, from
■ Track and Field
Both the men’s and women's track and
field teams took top honors at the ACC
Indoor meet in Greensboro.
■ Men's Swimming
The Tar Heels won their third straight
ACC crown by lapping Florida State at
■ Men's Basketball
UNC spoiled Florida State's Senior Day
by thwarting a Seminole comeback in
the game's final seconds.
Player of the Year.”
Jones scored a career-high 32 points as
Duke’s players failed to keep up with the
“There for a while in the second half,
Marion Jones just looked like the ‘Bionic
Woman,”’ Hatchell said. “She was in a
different world. She just put on a perfor
mance I thought was just unbelievable.”
Goestenkors said: “Marion Jones is a
tremendous player in getting up and down
the floor. She’s very difficult to defend. She
took it to the basket, she scored off of
offensive rebounds, free throws, 3-point
shots; she did it all today.”
And she didn’t even start.
See WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 6
Each group requesting Student Con
gress funding gave file finance committee a
copy of its proposed and actual budgets
from the past year and of the proposed
budget for the coming year. Representa
tives from each group presented their bud
get and defended it before the committee
for 15 to 45 minutes Friday and Saturday.
“We grill them about how much they
want,” Lyon said. “It’s a very thorough
The committee then determines how
much money to give each group based on
Hall, the school’s current location.
The new building will consist of sepa
rate floors for master’s of business admin
istration, master’s of accounting and un
The new facility will also feature a 430-
seat auditorium and a 320-seat multipur
pose dining pavilion and activity space.
Two executive education classrooms
and 15 teaching classrooms, all with mul
timedia capability, are included in the plans
for the new building.
There will be a 45-seat seminar room
with special audio, video and teleconfer
encing capability for presentations, teach
ing and guest speakers, and a connecting
parking deck on the back portion of the F
The parking deck should be completed
by fall 1996, and the rest of the construc
tion should be finished by fall 1997,
Rutherford said. “We are where we need
to be,” he said.
The School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, currently located in
Howell Hall, will move into Carroll Hall
after the Business School finishes moving
into its new facility, said Richard Cole,
dean of the journalism school.
Cole said that he hoped the construc
tion would be finished by July 1,1997, so
the journalism school could complete its
transition into Carroll by fall 1997. "We’re
absolutely looking forward to the move,”
Hike man, but not men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
vating circumstances,” he said. The killing
of more than one victim qualifies as an
aggravating circumstance underN.C. law.
In addition, murders occurring while the
defendant flees another homicide, mur
ders committed in an especially cruel man
ner and the use of a weapon which nor
mally would be hazardous to the lives of
others also might constitute aggravating
circumstances in the Williamson case.
Williamson was indicted by an Orange
County grand jury Feb. 20 on two counts
of first murder in the deaths ofUNC
student Kevin Reichardt and Chapel Hill
resident Ralph Walker. During the inci
dent, Chapel Hill police officer Demetrise
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Charlotte Smith fumbles the ball as she encounters two Duke defenders,
including Alison Day (52). Smith hauled in 23 rebounds in UNO's 82-57 win.
“We try to come up with the funds
based on the programs they will have next
year and the money they got last year,”
The allocations of funds is limited by
the Student Government Code, said Rep.
Julie Gasperini, Dist. 14, who is on the
“The Student Congress shall appropri
ate no student activity fees to programs,
services, or events of a religious or politi
cally partisan nature,” Title 11, part 2 of the
Supreme Court Grants Galbo
Trial Challenging CAA Results
The Student Supreme Court, in a pre
trial hearing Friday, granted Wes Galbo a
hearing to determine whether the Feb. 14
election results for CAA president should
The Student Congress race in one dis
trict is also undecided in feet, law stu
dents will participate in another election
Galbo, who was a candidate for CAA
president, filed a complaint with the Stu
dent Supreme Court on Wednesday re
questing that the Feb. 14 results stand.
Galbo won the Feb. 14 election by 14
votes, but he did not have a majority be
cause of write-in vfctes that were counted in
the total number of votes. Had the write-in
votes not been counted, Galbo would have
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An in-depth interview
and profile of UNC’s
Stephenson was shot in her left hand at
point-blank range through the window of
her squad car. Bill Leone, a bartender at
Tammany Hall, also was shot in the shoul
der as he tackled the gunman
However, before Friday, the charges
against Williamson had not included any
other criminal counts.
“There were a lot of people that were
shot at but weren’t included in the original
charges,” Fox said.
Fox said he had waited until all of the
witness interviews and department reports
had been completed before deciding
whether there was enough evidence to
charge Williamson with the additional
Student Government Code states. “The
basic premise is that funding is not to the
end of supporting programs, services, and
events of value only to organization mem
bers or the mere perpetuation of an
“Miscellaneous categories (supplies,
telephone, secretarial) essential to the con
tinuation of the organization shall be con
sidered for funding on the basis of how the
organization’s programs as a whole ben-
See FINANCE, Page 4
WES GALBO Is
attempting in a court
complaint to reinstate
the results of the Feb.
14 election, which he
won by 14 votes.
had a majority of the
didate to win an
election, he or she
must have more
than 50 percent of
the total votes.
In the runoff elec
tion, held Feb. 21,
Anthony Reid won
by 14 votes and had
a majority of the
votes because no
write-ins were al
was based upon
three elections he cited as precedents in his
See CHALLENGE, Page 5
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counts. If he had not waited, the prosecu
tion would have had to serve warrants on
witnesses, and Williamson would have
had to make another first appearance, Fox
The March 13 pretrial conference is a
chance for the prosecution, defense and
trial judge to go over “the simplification
and formulation of issues,” according to
The case will now go to N.C. Superior
Court, where it is expected to be heard
sometime this fall.
Williamson is currently in custody in
the mental health ward at Raleigh's Cen
The company that UNC-system Presi
dent C.D. Spangler attempted to buy for
$950 million ousted him Friday as chair
man of its board of directors.
Spangler will remain a member of the
board of National Gypsum. He is the
company’s largest investor with a 19 per
A special three-person committee of
National Gypsum’s board, which was
formed inNovemberto consider Spangler’s
bid, replaced Spangler with a member of
the special commit
dent and chief ex
asked the board of
directors to dissolve
the board’s three
tee. He could not be
reached for com
been twice rebuffed
in his attempts to
C.D. SPANGLER will
remain on the National
Gypsum board of
buy the company, which is the world’s
second largest producer of the building
On Nov. 15, he offered $43.50 a share,
a price industry analysts called too low.
The company rejected the offer after a
several week delay during which it formed
the special committee and created a share
holder-protection plan to force Spangler to
negotiate with Gypsum’s board of direc
tors rather than be able to buy the stock
directly on the market.
Spangler tried again Feb. 13, offering
$44 a share, but was turned down.
Friday’s move by the Gypsum board
spurred talk that Spangler would attempt
to install hisownboardof directors through
a proxy battle.
Gypsum officials said that other parties
had expressed an interest in buying the
company but that no official offers had
been made besides Spangler’s.
The board said it would continue to
entertain offers to buy the company.
Spangler’s previous bids had been com
plicated when Lafarge Coppee, a French
building materials firm that owns 10 per
cent of National Gypsum, refused to join
the Spangler-controlled Delcor in the pro
Spangler’s bid is notable for the unusual
partnership with which he proposed to
fund it. Nationsßank and First Union Corp.
—typically considered close rivals—each
pledged $134.1 million toward the deal. In
addition, the banks would together lend
$375 million to the venture. Spanglerwould
toss in $ 150 million and his existing stocks,
according to a First Union press release.
Spangler owns 8 million shares of
Nationsßank stock, making him one of its
largest investors. His wife, Meredith, is a
member of the Nationsßank board of di
Regardless of whether his bid is success
ful, Spangler’s venture into the wallboard
industry has been a profitable one.
In July 1993, National Gypsum was a
weak company emerging from three years
ofbankruptcy. When shares for the reorga
nized National Gypsum appeared on the
market in the middle of August 1993, they
were valued at about sl7.
Spangler began to buy stock through
Delcor, a branch of his family-owned
Golden Eagle Industries. His initial invest
ment of about sl9 million was worth about
$65 million by mid-December 1993.
At the price Spangler most recently of
fered to pay for the stock, his 3.8 million
shares are worth about $167.2 million.
National Gypsum closed at $43.50 Fri