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Volume 102, Issue 162
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Marines Return to Somalia
In Response to Violence
MOGADISHU, Somalia The U.S.
Marines came back to the beaches of
Mogadishu on Monday, returning to pro
tect the last U.N. peacekeepers evacuating
from Somalia’s chaos.
More than two years after their first
landing lit by the glare of television
lights the Marines came ashore again,
this time to mop up the remains of a hu
manitarian mission that fed tens of thou
sands of starving Somalis but failed to
A vanguard force of about 150 Marines
landed by helicopter and Helicat air cush
ion vessels on a beach at the city’s seaside
airport, where they were setting up a com
mand headquarters and landing routes for
about 2,000 other Marines and Italian sol
Ito Pulls Switclieroo; Lopez
Will Testify on Videotape
LOS ANGELES—O.J. Simpson’slaw
yers today lost a bid to have one of their
most important witnesses —a maid who
could provide an alibi for Simpson and
discredit a top investigator testily in
front of the jury rather than on videotape.
Moments before Rosa Lopez was sched
uled to take the stand, prosecutors per
suaded Superior Court Judge Lance Ito to
reverse a Friday night decision allowing
her to testify out of order, in the midst of
the prosecution case, before the jury.
Lopez’s critical appearance then was
delayed by a closed-door meeting between
attorneys and the judge. During the meet
ing, the defense sought a Spanish transla
tor who is more familiar with Lopez’s El
Violence Mars Mardi Gras;
Festive Revelers Party On
NEW ORLEANS With more than
300,000 visitors in town for today’s rau
cous windup of Mardi Gras, city officials
tried to reassure revelers Monday that the
party was safe despite two shootings near
Four people were wounded Sunday
night during the Bacchus parade, whose
grand marshal was TV star John
Larroquette, and two were wounded in a
shooting early last week.
Witnesses said that Sunday’s shooting
was near Larroquette’s float and that he
climbed down from his throne as other
riders ducked for cover.
Police blamed both recent shootings on
private disputes. Police Superintendent
Richard Pennington said 600 police were
along the parade routes.
Turkish President Cancels
Planned Trip to Sarajevo
Serb gunmen opened fire on Sarajevo air
port Monday, after Turkey’s president
called off a planned visit because they
refused to guarantee his safety.
In the city, Serb sniper fire wounded
five civilians and halted tram service. A
woman was killed by shelling overnight in
the suburb of Hrasnica, the United Na
Bosnia’s four-month truce is supposed
to run until May 1, but violence has been
In a speech to the Bosnian Parliament,
Vice President Ejup Ganic accused Setbs
of using the cease-fire simply to redeploy
troops around Bihac, where the truce has
never taken hold.
Russians Surround Grozny,
Plan to Expel Rebel Forces
MOZDOK, Russia Russian forces
have completely encircled Grozny for the
first time since the separatist war began
and expect to rid the Chechen capital of the
last rebels within days, Russia’s military
command said Monday.
A top Russian official, meanwhile, un
veiled government rebuilding plans for
Chechnya, saying the focus will be on
restoring rural areas first rather than the
devastated capital. Such a plan would make
it easier for Moscow to control the
breakaway republic where fighting since
Dec. 11 has killed thousands.
The Chechens now control only the
southwestern part of Grozny, a district
known as Chemorechye. As many as 200
Russian armored vehicles and 50 tanks
have circled the area since Sunday.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Thunderstorms; high
WEDNESDAY: Rain; high near 60.
Democratic Legislators Pushing BOG Appointment Deal
Maneuver Could Signal an Effort
To Depoliticize Selection Process
BY BRIAN VANN
N.C. state Sen. Clark Plexico, D-Henderson, and
a group of Democrats in the General Assembly have
proposed a special arrangement with Republicans
regarding the makeup of the 16 people who will be
appointed to the BOG this year.
The new plan would force the Republican-major
ity House to appoint at least two Democrats to the
On a morning in late February, I interviewed Chancellor Paul
Hardin in his South Building office. We talked for more than
V/ an hour about his seven years
at the helm of UNC in a sometimes
frank, sometimes meandering inter
view. Hardin is due to step down June
30, and sometime between now and then anew chancellor will be
selected to take his place. With four months left to go, he reflected on
some of the controversies and successes of his time at the University,
and the direction UNC might take under new leadership and new
Daily Tar Heel: What was your impression of UNC from the
chancellor search process when you came here in 1988? Was that
impression confirmed when you came here?
Paul Hardin: 1 had known Carolina from my boyhood because I
grew up in the state. What really impressed me was, as I moved around
the country literally, presiding over colleges and universities in South
Carolina, Texas and New Jersey, I kept
hearing about the Tar Heel state, and
the things I heard about so often had to
do with UNC-Chapel Hill. I learned
that UNC-Chapel Hill is more influen
tial nationally in many respects than
my alma mater, Duke, is, and a great
part of the reputation ofNorth Carolina
relates to Chapel Hill. So the search
process was not so terribly important to
me. I will say that the confidentiality of
that process was very important to me.
I was very happy at Drew University,
where I was president for 13 years, and
I did not want to destroy the relation
ship I had with that board of trustees. So
it was important to me that some confidentiality be maintained until
the short list went to the president, and that was done. That enabled
me to permit my name to go forward.
DTH: You spent 20 years leading private colleges and universi
ties that were significantly smaller than UNC. Was it hard to make
the transition to the helm of a large public university with all the
pressures that accompany it? Did you have to change or adapt your
Hardin: It was difficult in some ways. There is a culture shock
moving from the private sector to the public sector, regardless of the
size of the institution. That culture shock can be summed up by saying
that in the private sector I had problems, but I also had all the power
and authority I needed working with my board of trustees to deal with
those problems. In the public sector, you are confronted with the same
problems and some more difficult ones, you work through what you
think would be the best solutions, but you don’t have the power
commensurate with your responsibility. You find that there are so
many layers of approval that you have to go through that it is hard to
change die direction of a great public university. The trade-off is you
have financial security in the form of very generous state appropria
tions. That’s the big difference. You have the financial security in the
public sector; you have the flexibility and the power to make an impact
more I think in the private sector.
DTH: How did you change with the different tasks?
Hardin: I chafed sometimes and sometimes still do over the fact
that, for example, at Drew University if I decided in consultation with
some faculty that it would be a good idea to put a PC on every student’s
desk and every faculty desk, we were able in a few weeks time to
arrange to have it done, and just raised the tuition to cover it. And here
we are a university far more advanced than Drew was when I got there,
but I can’t do a relatively simple thing like that because I don’t control
tuition revenues. When you make a suggestion like that, the question
immediately becomes, “Can you do it for all 16 campuses? If you
can’t, we can’t let you do it in Chapel Hill. ” So I have learned to work
within the system, and I appreciate the cooperation from (UNC
system) President (C.D.) Spangler and from the Board of Governors,
but I still am impatient sometimes that we can’t react quickly and
flexibly to the important changes taking place in higher education.
DTH: How do you see UNC-Chapel Hill’s flagship status help
ing or hampering our relationship with the 16-campus system over
the next decade or so?
Hardin: I addressed a lot of that in my University Day speech last
October when I talked about the importance of missional differentia
tion in our system. I tried to say in that speech that excellence in higher
education depends on doing your assigned mission. It does not depend
ofhow lofty that mission is. To me, it’s just as important to be assigned
the mission of teaching undergraduate students really well without
much of a research obligation as it is to assign to Chapel Hill and N.C.
State the more complex task of teaching well but also being out in front
See INTERVIEW, page 4
UNC, Wake Hook Up Tonight
Deacons Disproving Critics; Need 2 Wins,
Maryland Loss to Tie for Conference Title
Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom has this knack of
proving that sports writers have no idea what
they are talking about.
Conference-area writers predicted the Dea
cons would finish a distant fifth at the ACC’s
Operation Basketball during the preseason in
Greensboro. The Sporting News tabbed Wake
as the seventh-best team in the conference,
Barry Jacobs had it at sixth in his publication,
and Street & Smith’s predicted it fifth.
But for the first time since 1962 the same year Wake
finished third in the nation and Len Chappell was a consensus
All-American the Deacons (19-5,12-3 in ACC) find them
UNC-system Board of Governors. The Senate, with
a majority of Democrats, would also be forced to
appoint at least two Republicans to the BOG, the 32-
member board that oversees the 16-campus univer
D.G. Martin, UNC-system vice president forpub
lic affairs, said the plan might not be accepted in time.
“The House has closed its nomination procedure,
and it might be necessary for them to reopen it in
order to get enough Democrats involved,” Martin
said. “As time passes, it’s less and less likely that it
Under state law, the legislature appoints board
members to four-year terms, which are staggered so
selves in position to win the conference regular-season title.
They are also ranked ninth in the nation.
A couple of things must happen for the Deacs to share the
title they cannot win it outright: 1) Maryland must lose at
least once, either to Virginia or Duke. 2) The Deacons must
defeat UNC at the Smith Center at 7 p.m. tonight, and they
must beat N.C. State Saturday in Winston-Salem.
That second item isn’t exactly a walk in the park. The Tar
Today, 7 p.m.
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“We’re not even thinking about that,’’ Stackhouse said.
See WAKE FOREST, page 7
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1995
Paul Hardin discusses
the highs and lows of his
seven years from
budget flexibility to the
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Heels are trying to take first place outright and
have not lost at home this year. The last time
Wake beat UNC in Chapel Hill was in 1982,
when the Deacs toppled the eventual national
champions 55-48 in Carmichael Auditorium.
UNC forward Jerry Stackhouse knows a
win tonight will put his team in good position
for the conference crown, but he’s not focusing
that 16 ofthe 32 seats become vacant every two years.
Candidates must seek election from either the House
or Senate, and each chamber fills eight seats.
Ofthe 104 people who have served on the board in
23 years, only a few have been Republicans. They
were selected only because state law reserves a few
seats for members of the minority party.
With Republicans now controlling the House,
Democrats are worried that turnabout might be fair
play and that Republicans will name only loyal GOP
members to the board.
So Plexico and other Democrats have offered a
compromise: The Senate will elect at least two Repub
licans if the House will agree to name at least two
Hunt’s Proposed Budget Cuts
Dominate Academic Forum
Discussion on Gov. Hunt’s proposed
budget dominated the University Academ
ics Forum held Monday night in Lenoir
Dining Hall’s north dining room.
George Jackson, secretary of the Aca
demic Affairs Committee of student gov
ernment, said the committee had put the
forum together in order to give students an
opportunity to talk with the administra
Jackson mediated the forum, which fo
cused on its eight panel members. He
opened the forum by asking questions on
behalf of students.
The final tally would be the same: each house
would still choose eight members. But the compro
mise would allow the Senate to appoint former Gov.
Jim Martin, a Republican board member who is
expected to seek re-election.
Under the proposed plan, however, Democratic
leaders could be embarrassed if the Democratic-con
trolled Senate didn’t elect Jim Martin.
Joseph Stallings, secretary of the BOG’s Commit
tee on University Governance, said that although the
proposal would not directly affect the everyday op-
See BOG, page 2
Tt might seem a little early to start closing the book on Chancellor
Paul Hardin. But then again, no one is trying to.
-I- As Hardin presides over
his last semester as leader of
UNC, however, the University
has been asking itself some tough
questions about its educational mission, its shortcomings and its
fiiture goals. And, of course, about what kind of chancellor the search
committee will choose to replace Hardin. In 1988, Hardin became
only the second man since the ’ 50s to be brought to UNC as chancellor
from another institution, and he came at time when the public
university system in North Carolina was strapped for cash.
“He created an endowment that has never been created before,”
said Bill Friday, who served as UNC-system president from 1956 to
1986. “His legacy will be the endowment base, the budget flexibility
and a good working relationship with the town.”
After serving as president of private Drew University in New J ersey
He questioned UNC-system President
C.D. Spangler about Hunt’s budget pro
posal, made earlier this month. Spangler,
who opposes the proposal, said the final
word on the budget had not been spoken.
“I am disappointed in what the gover
nor has proposed," he said. “If it were a
depression-type time, I would understand
the pressures, but North Carolina is in one
of its greatest years economically.”
Spangler described the process the
governor’s budget had to go through in
order to be passed. He said the original
budget proposal was prepared by the Board
of Governors and then transmitted to the
See PANEL, page 5
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for 13 years, Hardin had ac
quired a formidable reputa
tion as a fund-raiser. The
leader of the search commit
tee that nominated him said
Hardin had been brought to
UNC to prepare the Univer
sity for the Bicentennial and a
“very difficult financial envi
ronment” for modem higher
savvy and financial expertise
Hardin has served on sev
eral corporate boards and ac
tively participates in the
See HARDIN, page 4