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Volume 102, Issue 169
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Food Situation in Northern
Bosnia Grows Desperate
Hunger and malnutrition are rampant in
northwest Bosnia, where Serbs and their
allies are barring the United Nations from
feedingtens of thousands ofhungry people,
aid officials said Wednesday.
Alemka Lisinski, a U.N. aid agency
spokeswoman, said supplies brought into
the region by the last food convoy Feb. 28
had been distributed to the most vulner
able of the 200,000 people trapped there,
most of them Muslims.
The area, known as the Bihac pocket, is
the site of heavy fighting between govern
ment troops and an alliance of Bosnian
Serbs, Croatian Serbs and renegade
GOP Pushes Cuts in Social
Programs Through House
WASHINGTON, D.C. Republican
leaders quelled an uprising over abortion
Wednesday and muscled sl7 billion in
cuts in housing aid, school improvements
and other programs toward House pas
By a near party-line 242-190 vote, the
package cleared a procedural hurdle and
began a testy journey toward likely pas
sage today. The Senate is expected to pro
duce its own collection of spending slashes
The measure represents the Republican
majority’s first attempt to get through the
full House spending cuts related to prom
ises in the GOP’s“Contract With America”
to shrink government and eliminate the
federal deficit. The cuts target money ap
propriated last year to be spent this year.
Detective Fuhrman Denies
Making Racist Comment
LOS ANGELES Detective Mark
Fuhrman insisted attheO.J. Simpson trial
Wednesday that he never used a racial slur
against blacks in the last decade and said
anybody who alleged he had was a liar.
“You say under oath that you have not
addressed any black person as a nigger or
spoken about black people as niggers in the
past 10 years, Detective Fuhrman?” asked
defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.
responded in the monotone that has marked
Judge Lance Ito, after listening to bitter
arguments between Bailey and Deputy
District Attorney Marcia Clark, wouldn’t
let the defense immediately question
Fuhrman on whether he had uttered the
racial epithet to a black Marine, Sgt. Max
California Dries Out, but
Threat off Storms Remains
SAN FRANClSCO—California skies
turned sunny Wednesday after a week of
rain, but the state’s natural wonders its
snowcapped peaks and mountain lakes
could expose muck-drenched residents to
If rain resumes at altitudes where the
mountain snowpack this year carries twice
the normal amount of moisture, the result
ing meltdown could deluge already swol
len lakes and rivers.
The next rain will probably be this week
end, concentrated north of the SieiTa Ne
vada and the worst flooded areas, said
National Weather Service forecaster Steve
Smart. But the rainy season still has a
month togo. Seven days of storms dropped
as much as 10 1/2 inches of rain in some
areas, killed at least 14 people and caused
an estimated $2 billion in damage.
Rages Throughout Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey—Police clamped
down Wednesday on a slum area ravaged
by three days of anti-govemment rioting,
but violence flared elsewhere in the city.
Some 5,000 mourners gathered to bury six
At least four people were killed in the
latest confrontation between police and
the moderate Alawite sect of Islam.
Alawites have taken to the streets daily
since suspected Muslim radicals killed three
people Sunday in an Alawite neighbor
The bloodshed has illuminated the deep
rifts developing in Turkey as Muslim fun
damentalists gain power and seek to chal
lenge the nation’s tradition of secular po
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high 74.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy; high mid-70s.
Reigning Champs Start Tide Defense Tonight
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
One game at a time.
That’s what North Carolina head coach
Sylvia Hatchell stressed Wednesday after
noon as her defending national champion
Tar Heel team prepared for its return to the
NCAA field of 64.
“Six games and we’ll be national cham
pions again —just six games, ” she said at the
pre-tournament press conference. “But we
Victory Village Applies for
National Certification From
Children’s Education Group
The Victory Village Day Care Center is
attempting to acquire national accredita
tion from the National Association for the
Education of Young Children, which is
located in Washington, D.C.
The center, located in Odum Village,
provides convenient and affordable day
care services formany University students,
staff and faculty who have children.
The accreditation process sets the high
est standards in the nation for the child
care industry, said Leigh Zaleon, director
of the center.
The accreditation process for Victory
Village began in mid-September, when
Zaleon became its director.
“Victory Village is definitely a high
quality center. W e have adoubleAlicense,
which is the highest license that the state
will give,” she said. “This license is given
to those centers which meet or exceed the
expectations of the state. Victory Village
exceeds these expectations."
Zaleon said she was expected to carry
out the accreditation process after she was
hired in mid-September. She began the
procedure immediately upon becoming
director of the day-care center, she said.
The accreditation process is long and
complicated. The day-care center has al
ready conducted a self-study, in which it
sent questionnaires to parents of students
See VICTORY VILLAGE, Page 2
Council Begins Mulling
Budget, Salary Increases
BY ANGELA MOORE
Merit-based salary hikes for town em
ployees and proposed fee increases fortown
services were two of the top issues dis
cussed Wednesday night at a Chapel Hill
Town Council meeting about the prelimi
nary 1995-96 budget report.
Town Manager Cal Horton presented
the budget, which in accordance with the
wishes of the council, does not include a
Council member JIM
for town employees
would help make
Chapel Hill a
“We have fol
lowed the council’s
As part of prepar
ing the budget pro
posal, he said, the
town has been in
employers to deter
mine how town
salaries and com
includes a 1 percent
salary hike, with an
additional 3.2 per
cent increase based on merit.
Council member Barbara Booth Powell,
who was backed by council member Joyce
Brown, said she didn’t agree with merit
increases. “There is always a possibility of
misuse,” Powell said. “There’s always
some confusion there.”
But council member Jim Protzman ar
gued that merit increases were important.
“We speak out of two sides of our mouths
when we want people to be efficient and
motivated and achieve, and then there’s no
way to reward them, ” Protzman said. “Pats
on the back are OK, but there is a role for
How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Chapel Hill, North Cirofioa
THURSDAY, MARCH 16,1995
just have to take it one game at a time."
And it all begins tonight at Carmichael
Auditorium. UNC, the No. 3 seed in the
West region, will play 14th-seeded West
ern Illinois 30 minutes after the conclusion
of the Seton
which starts at 6
AP Names Smith
See Page 4
p.m. The winners will take the floor Satur
day for the right to advance to the Sweet 16
in Los Angeles.
World-renowned hypnotherapist Barry Seedman tests the audience for hypnotic suggestibility
Wednesday night at an event sponsored by the Self-Knowledge Symposium in Manning Hall.
Horton said one major reason that a tax
increase was not necessary was the local
delegation to the N.C. General Assembly.
The delegation convinced the state to re
imburse Chapel Hill $638,000 to make up
for the revenue formerly brought in by the
Horton's preliminary budget does fea
ture increases in fees, including a 50 per
cent increase in a planning and develop
ment fee and an engineering inspection
fee; a 100 percent increase in cemetery
fees; and a hike from $5 to $lO in overtime
The 50 percent jump in planning fees
and engineering inspections is justified,
Horton said, adding that the increase in
cemetery fees would put the town at mar
Council member Pat Evans said park
ing ticket penalties on metered parking
should be the same for the University and
the town to avoid public confusion. The
University charges $lO per overtime viola
tion with an additional $5 fee if the car isn’t
moved, while the town charges a one-time
fee of $5.
Bus fares could undergo a 25 percent
increase from 60 cents to 75 cents.
“We say this in the face of a 30 percent
cut in federal funds,” Horton said. “It is
possible there will be further cuts in suc
ceeding years. If cut further, the council
needs to consider cuts in operations and
The report also calls for increases in
dumping fees in mixed solid waste for
landfills. The council is still waiting for the
results of a study of options for collection
and disposal of solid waste.
At its March 29 meeting, the council
will invite the public to comment on the
proposed budget, which will be debated
throughout the spring until it’s brought to
a final vote before the fiscal year begins
“Of course we want to go to California,
and everybody’s looking forward to it,”
Tar Heel point guard Marion Jones said.
“But we’ve been working hard this week,
and we know we can’t overlook Western
Illinois and anyone else that comes along. ”
After plowing through the ACC tourna
ment and earning their second-consecu
tive conference title with a 95-79 win over
Duke, Jones said she thinks the Tar Heels
are more than ready for the NCAAs.
“It seems like at times during the season
Williams Motivated by ’94 NCAA Loss
UNC senior Donald Williams has had
his ups and downs in the NCAA Tourna
ment. Is it a mere coincidence that the
Gamer native’s best postseason perfor
mances have come sans hair?
Case in point: Williams’ freshman year,
the hair was cropped short, and his sole
basket in the tourney came against Miami
of Ohio in the first round. He did not
attempt another shot, and the Tar Heels
lost in the Sweet 16 to Ohio State, 80-73.
Then there was the 1993 season. Will
iams came out sporting a chrome dome for
the tournament and owned the postseason.
He shot 15 of 23 from the field in the Final
Four, tallied 50 points and took home the
Most Valuable Player award to go with
UNC’s championship trophy.
Lots of things went wrong in Williams’
junior year. The Tar Heels lost 75-72 to
Boston College in the second round of the
NCAAs, failed to reach the round of 16 for
the first time in 13 years, and Williams shot
a miserable 1 of 12 from the floor. Williams
suffered several injuries last season, but
blame it on the hair upon his head.
Now in his last year, it seems the UNC
team captain is looking to improve his 15.3
points per game in the postseason he
went back to the Kojak look prior to the 99-
86 victory over Duke on March 4. He
claims it’s not one of those superstition
things, but one must wonder.
“I’m changing my look,” the ever-fash
ion conscious Williams said. “The other
guys think it’s luck or something.”
Maybe the hair hypothesis is a stretch,
but there’s something inside Williams’ head
that hasn’t changed since March 20,1994
the memory of the B.C. loss.
“I think when we were going into the
(NCAA) Tournament, we were playing
good,” Williams said. “Now, I think we
didn’t play that well against Liberty and
certainly not against Boston College. Com
ing into that tournament we felt good
we’d just won the ACC Tournament tro
we were just waiting for the tournament to
come,” she said. ”It seems like come tour
nament time we’re ready to step up - it’s the
time when everybody starts playing their
best basketball of the year.”
Indeed, UNC has been on a tear since it
lost a double-overtime thriller at N.C. State
Feb. 19. Smith and Jones have continued
their high-scoring ways, but Stephanie
Lawrence has un-bricked from behind the
See WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Page 4
Hypnotherapist Barry Seedman gave a demonstration and a
lecture on the power of hypnosis Wednesday at an event spon
sored by the Self-Knowledge Symposium.
There was standing room only at the event, which included an
explanation of hypnosis and a demonstration using members of
“Hypnosis is a safe, effective and therapeutic form of treat
ment,” Seedman said. “It is now being taught in every medical
school in the country.”
Seedman has a practice in New York City, and he holds
seminars all over the United States and in many foreign countries
including Japan and South Africa. His clients include actors and
Seedman has demonstrated hypnotherapy on many television
shows, including “Eye to Eye With Connie Chung,” “Sally Jessie
Raphael” and “America’s Talking.”
Most Americans have an inaccurate understanding of hypno
sis, Seedman said.
“Many people believe hypnosis is a form of mind control.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Hypnosis is the opposite
of mind control. In fact, under hypnosis you are more in control
than ever before,” he said.
Seedman began the session by hypnotizing the entire room
with the aid of soothing music and relaxing phrases. During the
demonstration, he instructed the audience to become more confi
dent and to develop a photographic memory.
Seedman said most people only used about 5 percent of their
“Hypnosis allows us to access all of our intelligence,” he said.
“It will allow us to bring our potential right to the top.”
His lecture focused on what hypnotism is and on the powers of
the subconscious mind. “Someone that regularly studies three
hours a night would only have to study a half hour to cover the
same amount of material with the aide of hypnosis,” Seedman
“Hypnosis gives us the one thing in life that we cannot buy
time,” he said.
He said that by the age of 10 our subconscious mind had been
totally programmed by our environment and that hypnosis could
See HYPNOTIST, Page 2
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Donald Williams has anew haircut to go along with his patented one-hander.
phy, and I thought we were going all the
way at the time.”
But as it stands, UNC fell in one of the
biggest shockers in tournament history.
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Tonight, NCAA Women's Basketball,
6 p.m„ No. 6 Seton Hall vs. No. 11
Stephen F. Austin
30 minutes following, No. 3
UNC vs. No. 14 Western Illinois
Hair or not, Williams is quick to lay a lot of
the blame on his aching shoulders.
See WILLIAMS, Page 2