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Volume 102, Issue 168
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
House Committee Adopts
GOP Tax Cut Proposals
WASHINGTON, D.C. House Re
publicans pushed their “Contract With
America” tax cuts through the Ways and
Means Committee on Tuesday after Demo
crats declared the package hopelessly
flawed and abandoned efforts to change it.
Democrats offered a single amendment
—to end the tax cuts after five years. After
that was defeated, on a 21-14 party-line
vote, Democrats offered no further amend
ments and the committee adopted the pack
age by the same vote.
The tax cuts would cost the Treasury
$lB9 billion over five-years, and Republi
cans vowed to cover that loss entirely by
slashing spending. “Not one single cent of
tax relief will be provided unless it is offset
by spending reductions,” said Ways and
Means Chairman Bill Archer, R-Texas.
Mexico, Egypt Criticized
For Reluctance on Treaty
WASHINGTON, D.C. Egypt and
Mexico, both major beneficiaries of U.S.
assistance, were attacked on Capitol Hill
Tuesday for their reluctance to join the
United States in support of an indefinite
extension of the Nuclear Non-Prolifera
Ambassador Thomas Graham, chief
U.S. negotiator, said Egypt’s opposition is
based on concern about Israel’s nuclear
weapons program. He said the two coun
tries are having extensive discussions, and
“there is some possibility they will work
out something between the two of them.”
Egypt hasbeen lobbying Arab countries
to join it in opposing the extension.
Graham said that Mexico officials
“claim they want to keep pressure on the
nuclear weapons states to pursue nuclear
Christopher Arranges New
Talks Between Israel, Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria Peace talks be
tween Israel and Syria, stalled for three
months, are resuming with the United
States playing a more active role in the
search for an accord on the strategic Golan
A weary Secretary of State Warren
Christopher announced the resumption
Tuesday night after hours of delay, a tele
phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin in Jerusalem and a two-hour meet
ing with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk
al-Sharaa. He had already held back-to
back talks with Rabin in Jerusalem and
Syrian President Hafez Assad in Dam
ascus, but the announcement was with
held for seven hours, raising speculation it
would be canceled.
Nine Peacekeepers Die in
Accident Outside Sarajevo
In a country where they faced constant
danger from combatants, nine French
peacekeepers died Tuesday when their
truck plunged off a treacherous mountain
road near Sarajevo.
The deaths of the nine soldiers was part
of dismal day for the United Nations in
Bosnia. Its top official ended two days of
talks with the Bosnian government and
Serbs, acknowledging that a cease-fire was
in critical danger. The French soldiers were
killed when their truck tumbled about 120
feet off Mount Igman.
It was the largest loss of life for the
United Nations in any single incident in
three years of peacekeeping in Bosnia and
3 Women Killed in Attacks
By Extremists in Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria lslamic extrem
ists killed three women on Tuesday, the
latest victims of the militants’ campaign to
free female sympathizers from jail, secu
rity forces said.
Security forces said armed men broke
into the home of Halima Toumi, 29, in
Reghaia, just east ofthe capital, killing her
and Hafida Bouguerra, 25. Armed men
killed another woman, identified only as
Zineb, 39, and her husband in their home
Dozens of women have died in the 3-
year-old Islamic insurgency that has killed
an estimated 30,000 people. But women
have only recently been identified as tar
gets, along with journalists, intellectuals,
police and foreigners.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high mid-70s.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny; high
Mayors Consider Bus Merger
BY RYAN THORNBURG
The mayors of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and
Durham soon might ask the governing
councils of the three municipalities to ex
plore consolidating the Triangle’s four
public transportation services to prevent
While stressing that the plan has yet to
be studied thoroughly and considered by
the Town Council, Chapel Hill Mayor
Ken Broun said the earliest any unification
of services would occur would be in several
“The mayors have been looking at it for
about a month,” Broun said. “But it is
definitely still in the exploratory stages
He said the integration of services would
most likely consolidate Chapel Hill Tran
sit, Durham Area Transit Authority,
Raleigh’s Capital Area Transit and the
Smith Listens to Trainer,
Not Players on Injuries
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
Dean Smith had seen Rasheed Wallace
have problems with his ankles before, usu
ally every couple of weeks during practice.
Wallace would go down in pain, but
after a few minutes he’d be fine.
“His ankles—they turn—and usually
he bounces back,” Smith said during a
press conference Tuesday. “It’s happened
once every two or three weeks in practice
where I think,
‘Oh gosh, he’s
out out of
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“And then (UNC trainer) Marc (Davis)
has some magic formula or something,
and he comes back out and finishes prac
But all was not fine with Wallace when
he left the ACC Tournament final with
Wake Forest Sunday with 7:41 left in the
second half. He had suffered a mild-to
moderate sprain of his ankle, according to
He is still questionable for North
Carolina’s first-round NCAA T oumament
game against Murray State Friday.
Whether Wallace will play is totally up
to team doctors, Smith said.
“(Davis) saw Rasheed (Tuesday); he
says it’s better,” Smith said. “(Today) he
may let him ran some dummy offense,
where there isn’t any kind of contact. After
Thursday’s practice, he said he can tell you
The Tar Heels are lucky they can wait
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Town Alcohol Laws Could Be Tightened
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Carrying open containers of alcohol on
public streets and property in Chapel Hill
could soon be illegal. Streets blocked off
for special events, such as Halloween fes
tivities or post-basketball-game street par
ties, could also be alcohol-free.
The Town Council will decide today
whether to ask the state legislature to per
mit Chapel Hill to pass additional alco
holic beverage ordinances.
“Right now, the law does not allow
public consumption of certain alcoholic
beverages, such as beer,” said Town Man
ager Cal Horton. However, anyone 21 or
over can currently carry an open container
of alcohol through the streets of the town.
The problem with the current ordinance,
which merely prohibits public consump
tion, is that a police officer must see some
one actually take a sip of the alcohol before
a citation can be issued, said Chapel Hill
police attorney Terri Gale.
“If an officer sees you drinking in a
public place, he or she sees that you are
Workshop to Focus on Experiences of Blacks in American Society
UNC School of Social Work
Will Host Two-Day Event;
First Day Open to Public
BY STACEY EDWARDS
UNC students will have the opportu
nity to attend the School of Social Work’s
16th annual Black Experience Workshop
on Thursday and Friday.
The workshop will focus on the role of
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15,1995
Triangle Transit Authority. The new ser
vice would most likely operate under the
auspices of the TTA.
“The largest area of duplication now is
maintenance, and of course the consolida
tion of administration would save some
money,” Broun said.
Broun said he and Durham Mayor
Sylvia Kerckhoff favored a unification
while Raleigh MayorTomFetzerwas neu
tral but willing to investigate the possibil
Juanita Shearer-Swink, a senior trans
portation planner for the TTA, said that
while TTA members had thought about
such a merger, no formal idea had ever
been presented to them.
“We are aware that this is an issue that
has become important to the mayors and
are looking forward to seeing the decisions
the local governing bodiesmake,” Shearer-
Neither Swearer-Swink nor Broun said
The symptoms: restlessness, nausea
The culprits: countless hours spent
trying to dissect the 64-team field and
the agonizing over which teams to se
lect for the office or residence hall pool.
The cure: a prescription ofhundreds
of hours of college basketball in the
next three weeks.
Yes, it’s that time of year known as
March Madness, when even the most
mild-mannered fans go 10 rounds over
who will make the Final Four and why
Gonzaga has a legitimate shot at the
“We kind of force people to be in
volved,” said Woody Durham, the
voice of the Tar Heels, who covers
UNC athletics for the Tar Heel Sports
Network. “You can move into the area
from outside the ACC, never having
gone to any of the area schools, but
your neighbors and people you make
friends with will eventually force you
to take sides. I think it’s the same way
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violating the public consumption law,”
she said. “It’s very hard to actually enforce
the ban on public consumption if carrying
an open container is allowed.”
Prohibiting open containers of alcohol
would make it easier to enforce the existing
blacks in American societyandon strength
ening positive outlooks on future improve
ments at the University.
The workshop will host a number of
scholars, professionals and administrators
to study the research, education and hu
man service issues affecting blacks and
Audreye Johnson, workshop director
and associate professor of social work, said
the workshop provided information that
could be taken back to the communities.
The first day of the conference is free
and open to the public beginning with a 2
the four services had any duplicate routes,
but Broun did say a consolidation of transit
organizations would make the extension
of bus service to areas that do not have a
public transportation system, like
Hillsborough, more likely.
He said he had mentioned the idea to
Carrboro Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird, add
ing that he planned to contact UNC offi
cials if the mayors’ plans were explored.
“We certainly will look at the way
Carrboro and the University figure into the
plan," he said.
Although Chapel Hill has the smallest
population of any of the municipalities
that would enter into the agreement, it
does have the highest per capita ridership,
The arrangement would mean a savings
for Chapel Hill residents, whose tax money
goes toward funding the town's transit ser
Chapel Hill Transit serves more than a
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UNC midfielder John Softer slides past Lehigh's Craig Brown in Tuesday's
triple-overtime lax thriller that the Tar Heels won, 12-11. See story, page 9.
ordinance, Gale said.
Most alcohol legislation is controlled by
the General Assembly, she said.
“There is a comprehensive alcoholic
See BEER, Page 4
p.m. panel discussion in Union 224 on the
portrayal of the black community in cen
sus data and how the data can be used.
Panel members will include William
Darity, Boshamer professor of economics
at UNC, and Cynthia Scurry-Johnson, su
pervisory survey statistician in the Bureau
of the Census in Charlotte.
“I like to give people the opportunity to
come out without having to pay; that is
why Thursday is free. And that way people
have no excuse to miss it,” Johnson said.
Following the panel discussion, an open
forum will be held at 7:30p.m. atthe Hanes
quarter of all bus riders in the Triangle and
has more total riders than Durham, a city
with a service area population more than
twice the size of Chapel Hill’s.
Broun said he would ask the Chapel
Hill Town Council to look at the matter in
the next few weeks.
“I definitely won’t be asking them to
look at it during (tonight’s) meeting,” he
“It may be brought up at the next meet
ing," Broun added. "I’ve got to talk to the
town manager and see when we’ll have
time to discuss it.”
Talks of money-saving moves could be
good news for Chapel Hill bus riders if the
council takes the suggestion ofTown Man
ager Cal Horton and increases individual
bus fares from 60 cents to 75 cents as part
of the 1995-96 budget.
Horton also recommended increasing
the price of an annual bus pass from $lB9
Kenan Stadium Turf to Get
Drainage System Overhaul
Work to Run Through May;
Commencement Will Still
Take Place on Kenan Field
BY STEPHEN LEE
Construction work on Kenan Stadium
will not adversely affect Commencement
on May 14, Clifton Metcalf, associate vice
chancellor ofUniversity relations said Tues
Asa part of the project, the Kenan
Stadium turf, as well as the irrigation and
drainage systems, are being replaced.
“The main impact will be on the look of
the field,” Metcalf said. “It will affect the
appearance of the stadium some.”
“We will make sure we are doing every
thing we can to make it attractive and
enhance the beauty of the stadium,” he
Art Center auditorium. The forum, “The
African-American Artistry of Art, History
and Resilience” will feature Selma Burke,
a North Carolina native and renowned
The remaining workshops, open only to
workshop registrants, will be held at the
Two morning programs will be offered
Friday. The first program will trace the
journey of blacks chronologically from the
period of exploration and slavery to the
present and will feature author Sharon
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A Memphis judge’s ruling will keep one
Chapel Hill man off the information super
highway for two years as part of his proba
tion for beating a woman after logging on
to a role-playing game on the Internet.
David R. Willsey, 22, of 6211 OIdN.C.
86 pleaded guilty Monday in a Shelby
County, Term., court to the aggravated
assault of a friend’s mother in February.
Willsey had been in Tennessee helping has
friend move home from Duke University.
The assault on Patricia Simmons, his
friend’s mother, took place at her home in
Memphis in the late evening of May 24
after Willsey and the Simmonses had been
sitting around drinking beer, playing
Internet games and watching a Star Trek
Judge John Colton and Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Jim Lammey said they be
lieved it had been the Internet role-playing
game that had sent Willsey into his violent
“Of course, we can’t prove it, but what
we seem to think is that his role playing
spilled over into reality,” Lammey said.
Willsey, who pleaded guilty to the as
sault charge, told the court he frequently
logged on to the Internet through a private
service to play the “multi-user shared hal
lucination” game “Dark Gift.” In the game,
players at remote terminals play the role of
characters who perform violent murders,
Lammey said. Willsey’s character was a
werewolfnamed Wanda that changed from
man to beast.
Lammey said that on the night of the
assault, Willsey attacked Simmons in her
bed after she had retired for the night. He
attacked her with a nightstick before she
and her son were able to run outside and
call 911, Lammey said. Before sheriff’s
officers disarmed Willsey at gunpoint, he
chased after the victims with a large sword,
Lammey said that Simmons had de
scribed Willsey's mood that night as fright
eningly different from his normal self.
“She described it to me as looking like
Charles Manson, ” he said. Simmons could
not be reached for comment.
Willsey claimed to the court that the
nine beers he had consumed that night
were what had sent him into the rage.
Prosecutors say it was the Internet.
“It sort of corresponds with the way
some of these characters in the game act,”
Lammey said. “Obviously, there was some
thing eke involved besides the alcohol,
and we are just suggesting (the Internet
game) could have been one of the rea
The judge agreed with Lammey and
See INTERNET, Page 4
Metcalf said that the field would not
have the grass sown but that 30 to 40
percent of the field would be covered with
a canvaslike cover.
“It will make the soil easier to walk on, ”
he said. “The surface of the field will look
the same without the grass.”
Metcalf said the grass would be planted
after the Commencement ceremony.
“The field will be pretty much back to
normal,” he said.
Latham Grimes, a senior class marshal,
said covering the field would not detract
from the stadium’s look.
“I don’t see that as a problem, ” he said.
“It might not be aesthetically pleasing, but
Kenan Stadium will still be attractive.”
Grimes said that Kenan was the only
possible venue for Commencement.
“Kenan’s really the only place we can hold
it,” he said.
He said that as long as the cover was
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The second program, “Community In
volvement in Sickness and in Health,” will
be led by Dr. Jerry Johnson, chief of geri
atric medicine at the University of Penn
sylvania Hospital and a UNC medical
A “scholar’s lunch” will be held in the
Trillium Dining Room and will include a
presentation by Malcolm X’s brother,
Robert Little, as well as contributions from
other speakers. The luncheon focuses on
linking generations and improving self-
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