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Volume 102, Issue 166
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Storm of Century Cuts Off
SAN FRANCISCO Floods washed
out all roads into the Monterey Peninsula
on Sunday as waterlogged California
struggled to recover from storms that bat
tered two-thirds of the state.
At least eight people died in five days of
flooding, and five more are missing after
driving into a rain-swollen creek when an
Interstate 5 bridge collapsed in central
In Monterey County, thousands of
people left their homes overnight as the
Salinas and Pajaro rivers inundated some
ofthe nation’s richest farmlands, the site of
John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.”
The flooding cut off the communities
around Monterey, about 100 miles south
of San Francisco.
Sarajevo Shellings Worst
Since Cease-Fire Signing
At least five people were killed by shelling
or sniper fire this weekend in what one
U.N. official on Sunday called the worst
violence in the capital since a cease-fire
took effect this year.
The city was placed on general alert
after gunfire struck a plane carrying Yasushi
Akashi, the top U.N. official in former
Yugoslavia, Sunday morning.
Akashi, arriving in Sarajevo to seek
renewed commitment to the Jan. 1 truce,
appeared unperturbed. “Nobody can in
timidate me with this kind of thing,” he
said, but he admitted he was not optimistic
about extending the cease-fire beyond its
May 1 expiration date. Among those killed
during the weekend were two girls shot
Saturday in a Serb-held neighborhood.
John Major Promises Aid
To PLO f Trade With Israel
JERUSALEM—Prime Minister John
Major, making only the second trip to
Israel by a British leader, said Sunday that
Britain would contribute to Mideast peace
through closer trade ties to Israel and aid to
He also took a verbal swipe at Sinn Fein
leader Gerry Adams, who arrived Satur
day in New York for a fund-raising trip
that will include a meeting with President
Clinton on St. Patrick’s Day.
Major was asked why he would not
welcome a meeting between Clinton and
Adams, whose party is allied with the Irish
Republican Army, if he was willing to
meet with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Accompanying Major were 30 top Brit
ish businessmen, includingofficials ofcom
panies that used to obey the Arab boycott
Panetta Reacts to Media
Treatment of CIA Nominee
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Speaking in
the aftermath of another nomination that
went astray, White House Chief of Staff
Leon Panetta on Sunday decried what he
said was the tabloid atmosphere that pun
ished those seeking public office.
Panetta's comments came a day after
President Clinton moved to head off an
other nomination misadventure by nam
ing Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch
to be the next CIA director. His first choice,
withdrew his nomination Friday after ad
mitting the hiring of an immigrant worker.
Panetta denied this was another mis
step among Clinton's nominations, includ
ing Zoe Baird for attorney general, Bobby
Ray Inman for defense secretary and Henry
Foster for surgeon general.
Government Drives Militia
From Kabul, Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan Government
forces drove a rival Islamic militia out of
Kabul’s southern suburbs Sunday after
nearly a week of ferocious fighting that has
killed or wounded almost 1,000 people.
Presidential troops were reported to be
advancing on the headquarters of the
Taliban, anew force made up of religious
students, at Charasyab, 18 miles south of
Government fighter jets screamed over
head as ground forces fired hundreds of
rounds of artillery and mortar fire at re
treating Taliban fighters.
Pakistan Television quoted President
Burhanuddin Rabbani as saying the Taliban
had been pushed almost nine miles outside
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Scooter Banks (34) and his fellow Demon Deacons prevented Jerry Stackhouse (42) and the Tar Heels from winning
their second-straight ACC crown. Wake Forest led by Randolph Childress' 37 points, won its first title since 1962.
UNC Women Paste Duke for ACC Title
BY JUSTIN SCHEEF
ROCK HILL, S.C.—The North Caro
lina women’s basketball team was deter
mined to make a point at last weekend’s
First, the team had lost four games in
the regular sea
son and some
hinted that the
team was not the same caliber as last year’s
national championship squad.
Second, the Tar Heels disagreed with
the choice of Virginia’s Wendy Palmer as
the ACC Player of the Year. They thought
lotte Smith de
UNC Wobmi Get
No. 3 Seed ie West
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Heels proved themselves on both accounts
as they won the tournament by smashing
Duke 95-70, and Smith took home her
second-straight MVP trophy by averaging
23.3 points and 11 rebounds in the three
Interim Chancellor Will Be
Recommended If Needed
BY ADAM GUSMAN
The University’s chancellor search com
mittee would not shy away from appoint
ing an interim chancellor if necessary,
search committee Chairman Johnny Har
ris said March 3.
Still, Harris said the committee would
probably finish its task on schedule and
submit two or three names to the Board of
Trustees as potential successors for Chan
cellor Paul Hardin, who will step down in
"I still think we have enough time, but
if an interim chancellor is necessary, then
that’s what’s necessary,” Harris said.
“Nobody on that committee is fright
ened of an interim chancellor. We’re not
going to be buttonholed into doing some
thing we don’t want to do.”
The search committee has not pared
down the field of potential chancellor can
games. It was UNC’s second-consecutive
ACC Championship and third overall.
“We came down here on a mission, to
make a statement,” said UNC head coach
Sylvia Hatchell. “I hope we’ve done that.
... We just wanted to come down here and
play the best ball we’ve played all year
just prove to people that we are a better
team than some people were giving us
Smith said: “With the way everybody
performed today, I’m really excited be
cause everybody came out. Right now, I
just feel like we’re on the mountaintop.”
The second-seeded Tar Heels (28-4)
advanced to the tournament final by aveng
ing a double-overtime loss to N.C. State
90-71 and cruising by Wake Forest 71-51.
No. 4 Duke (21-8) came back from 20
points down to upset top-seeded Virginia
in the semifinals, 83-82 in overtime. Duke’s
Kira Orr hit two buzzer-beaters, one to
send the game to overtime and one to win.
But the Blue Devils’ magic ran out Sun
day as a 17-0 Tar Heel run in the second
half turned a 48-47 UNC advantage into a
didatessignificantlyin the last fewmonths,
he said. “We continue to have a number of
people we are considering, ” Harris said. “I
think we’re in about the same place as
The search committee is still in the pro
cess of receiving nominations for the posi
tion, he said. “We received, within the past
couple of weeks, five new nominations.
There are some interesting individuals
among them. We wouldn’t have thought
about one in particular (before the candi
date was nominated).”
Harris cited factors that had compli
cated the search process. “This is a time of
great turmoil in higher education," he said.
“There is an increased pressure on higher
education for alternative sources of financ
ing. Where there is teaching and service
and research in one place, such as at Chapel
Hill, accountability is important.”
See CHANCELLOR, page 2
“It’s always tough when a team gets hot
like that,” said Duke center Alison Day.
“It just seemed like they could do no wrong,
and we couldn’t buy a basket.”
It didn’t just seem like that, it was true.
In the four-minute run starting at 15:08 of
the second half, UNC made 6-of-8 shots
while Duke missed all five of its shots and
committed four turnovers.
“In our timeouts, we talked about de
fense because they were making all their
shots, so they were able to set their defense,
said. “So we had to heat up our defense to
make them miss a shot so we could get our
transition game going.”
And when UNC gets its fast break in
gear, watch out. From that point on, Duke
couldn’t catch up.
“I kept waiting for us to make a run,
waiting and waiting. I’m still waiting,”
been able to dig a little deeper and make a
run. It just wasn’t there.”
It just was UNC’s day, as the dynamic
See WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, page 7
District Awaits Service Requirement Decision
BY JENNIFER FREER
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
A U.S. District Court judge heard argu
ments last week in Greensboro from the
Institute for Justice and Chapel Hill-
Canboro City Schools debating the consti
tutionality of the district’s community ser
“The judge won’t make a decision in the
immediate future,” said Neil Pedersen,
superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro
City Schools. “He will make a decision by
the end of the school year.”
The school district’s attorney, John
McCormick, was not surprised by the
judge’s decision. McCormick said the de
cision was normal procedure.
Judge Frank Bullock Jr. heard the case,
in which two Chapel Hill High School
students claim the district’s requirement of
50 hours of community service violates
their constitutional rights.
Attorney Scott Bullock from the liber
tarian Institute for Justice argued against
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools on
behalf of students Aric Herndon and John
Childress' 37 Points Too Much
For UNC as Wake Wins ACC
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
GREENSBORO —It was one of those
games that North Carolina was supposed
The Tar Heels had more ACC Tourna
ment experience than Wake Forest. They
were the former No. 1 team in the nation
and had won the ACC Tournament 13
times, compared with Wake Forest’s two
were the team
of great come
Wake Forest 82
cluding one at Wake Forest earlier this
The Tar Heels’ comeback attempt Sun
day came up short for only one reason:
Wake Forest guard Randolph Childress.
Childress scored an ACC Tournament
record 107 points in three games—includ
ing 37 in the final to push the Demon
Deacons past the Tar Heels 82-80 before
23,311 at the Greensboro Coliseum. It was
the Deacons’ first ACC Tournament
Championship since 1962.
Jerry Stackhouse and Donald Williams
kept the Tar Heels in the game and hit the
big shots when North Carolina needed
points in the final minutes. Stackhouse had
24 points, and Williams added 20 for the
Tar Heels to keep the game close. Neither
team led by more than seven points.
“It was obvious early on that neither
team would run away with it, "Wake For
est head coach Dave Odom said. “Our
defense was better early, theirs was better
down the stretch in the first half.”
The Tar Heels dropped to 24-5 and will
be the No. 2 seed in the Southeast Region.
They will play Murray State Friday in
The win gave Wake Forest a 24-5 record
heading into the NCAA Tournament and
earned the Demon Deacons the No. 1 seed
in the NCAA’s East Region for the first
time in school history.
Wake Forest needed all 37 points from
Childressto earn that No. 1 seed.Hescored
all nine of Wake’s points in the overtime
period, and his game-winning, toumament-
North Carolina won its second consecutive ACC Championship after beating
Duke in Rock Hill, S.C., March 5. It is UNC's third conference title.
Students from ninth to 12th grades who
enrolled in 1993 or after are required to
select an activity from more than 200
preapproved agencies on and off campus,
said Beth Ansley, director of the Service
Learning program. After the completion
of each activity, students write a reflection
of their experience, she said.
In January, a U.S. District Court de
cided in favor of the Rye Neck, N.Y.,
school system that the program was consti
“lam optimistic it will be decided in our
favor," Pedersen said. “The judge seemed
well-versed in the issue and interested.
You couldn’t tell from the judge’s ques
tions which way he was leaning. But, be
cause of past decisions for the school board
in this issue, I am optimistic.”
McCormick said he thought the school
board was within its rights to require the
“It’s not a novel idea,” McCormick
said. “Twenty-five percent of schools in
the country require or offer service pro
grams. It’s a clear educational benefit, and
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UNC will play Murray State, the 15th
seed, Friday in Tallahassee, Fla. For
men's and women's NCAA brackets,
see pages 4 and 5. For more ACC
coverage, see page 10.
record-breaking basket came with four sec
onds left in overtime.
Even then the Tar Heels still had an
other chance to win.
UNC had the ball at midcourt with
three seconds left, down two points and
stillhadoneother problem—Wake Forest
still had fouls to give. The Tar Heels had to
get a shot off before Wake could foul.
Stackhouse, who hit a 3 with 4.5 seconds
left to send the game into overtime, would
get a chance to win it in the final seconds.
“The play was to go to Jerry,” UNC
head coach Dean Smith said. “We knew
they had a foul to give, which is highly
unusual in overtime. And they were prob
ably going to use it, so that’s why we were
really going forthree. They didn’t dare foul
in the act of shooting.
“Jerry didn’t get a real good look, but I
thought he might.”
Stackhouse’s shot hit the rim, and Pearce
Landry had a chance to tie with a tip just
before the buzzer but missed.
Landry was in the game in part because
Rasheed Wallace did not play after sprain
ing his ankle with 7:41 left in regulation.
Without Wallace, the Tar Heels’ post
“He’s such a great scorer, first of all,”
said UNC forward Pat Sullivan. “Second
of all, he draws two or three guys every
time he touches the ball. It opens up a lot
for the perimeter guys. After he went down,
it was almost like we were one-dimen-
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, page 9
the school system has the power to imple
ment programs for educational benefit.”
Pedersen said the Board of Education
didn’t plan to change anything about the
two-year-old service program because of
the court case.
Earlier in the school year, the board
simplified the program’s guidelines and
record-keeping process, Pedersen said.
“I think we are doing the right thing,”
Ansley said. “The definition of service
learning is teaching, learning and connect
ing the social issues in the process.”
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