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Volume 102, Issue 170
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Rebels Say Saddam's Son
Shot in Assassination Try
NICOSIA, Cyprus Saddam
Hussein’s eldest son has been wounded in
a Baghdad assassination attempt, Kurdish
rebels claimed Thursday amid widening
reports of unrest and military moves across
A radio station run by the Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan, one of the main
Kurdish factions opposed to Saddam, said
Iraq’s defense minister, Gen. Ali Hassan
al-Majid, survived another attack while
visiting the northern oil city of Kirkuk.
Both assassination attempts occurred in
the last 48 hours, the radio said, according
to Iran’s official Islamic Republic News
Agency, monitored in Nicosia. Odai
Hussein, 31, was apparently shot by sev
eral gunmen firing assault rifles in a
Surgeon General Nominee
Claims Racist Treatment
WASHINGTON, D.C. Surgeon
General-nominee Dr. Henry Foster sug
gested Thursday that minorities nominated
for high Clinton administration jobs are
being singled out for attack because of their
Asked ifhe thought “nominees ofcolor”
faced orchestrated attacks, Foster said, “It
certainly looks fishy. I can categorically
say that minorities are certainly being at
tacked, but it may be for that reason,” he
said. “I cannot say that there’s an orches
trated effort to pick out minorities, but I
can tell you it certainly looks fishy.”
Foster made the comments in response
to a question at a Black Press of America
luncheon. He did not say which nominees
he was referring to, and the White House
had no immediate comment.
Gingrich Submits Rook
Deal to Ethics Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. Speaker
Newt Gingrich submitted his proposed
book deal to the House ethics committee
Thursday, contending the agreement was
a normalpublishing arrangement that com
plied with all standards of conduct.
Stripped of the $4.5 million advance
that brought Gingrich a barrage of nega
tive publicity, the agreement keeps the
speaker’s promise: He would accept the
same formula for royalties as Vice Presi
dent A1 Gore got for his book on the envi
ronment. The speaker’s proposed contract
with Harper Collins, a publishing company
owned by Rupert Murdoch, “is entirely
proper” under House rules, according to
the submission to the committee by the
speaker’s private lawyer, Jan Baran.
Prosecutor, O.J. Attorney
Apologize for Tempers
LOS ANGELES—At the judge’s urg
ing, O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark
and F. Lee Bailey apologized Thursday for
a burst of temper over whether the defense
attorney lied about talking to a potential
Judge Lance Ito told Clark and Bailey
they went “beyond the bounds of profes
sional conduct” on Wednesday.
Clark and Bailey clashed over whether
Bailey spoke on the telephone with poten
tial defense witness Max Cordoba, a black
former Marine sergeant who has accused
Detective Mark Fuhrman of using a racial
slur. Bailey told Ito on Tuesday he had
spoken to Cordoba “Marine to Marine,”
but Cordoba denied in a television inter
view that he ever talked with Bailey.
Croats Suspend Talks With
ZAGREB, Croatia Bosnian Croats
suspended all talks with Bosnia’s Muslim
led government Thursday, blaming a top
government commander for the abduction
of a Croat officer.
The move signaled trouble for the shaky
Muslim-Croat federation coaxed into life
by Washington last year and feted there
Thursday, the federation’s first anniver
Maj. Gen. Vlado Santic, commander of
a Croat unit fighting with Bosnian govern
ment forces in the northwestern enclave of
Bihac, has been missing since Friday, and
Croats hold Gen. Atif Dudakovic, a Mus
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Will all those snakes who would like to remain in Irelandplease raise their right hands.
1 Down, 5 to Go—Tar Heels
Blow Westerwinds Out to Sea
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Western Illinois head coach Regina
Miller said Wednesday that she wanted
her team to force North Carolina into a
slow, half-court game.
In a pre-game radio interview Thurs
day, the third-year skipper said she wanted
herteamtotake 100 shots, thus quickening
its offensive pace.
But the No. 14 Westerwinds did neither
Western Illinois 48
and the third-seeded Tar Heels cruised to
an 89-48 first-round victory in the NCAA
They will face No. 5 Seton Hall, who
topped 1 lth-seeded Stephen F. Morris 73-
63 in the early game, Saturday at 2 p.m.
“Something we really didn’t want to
happen was allow (UNC point guard
Marion) Jones to get into the open court or
(Tracy) Reid to fill the wings to get those
easy transition baskets,” Miller said
“Because our guard was pretty deep in
the pentration, it allowed them to get in the
open court some, and that really hurt us."
That’san understatement. The Tar Heels
had 19 steals in the game including a
career-high nine takes from Jones, and
three each from Reid and Tonya Jackson.
Jones attributed her stealing prowess to
her stints on the bench which became
more frequent as her fouls added up and
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About the report:
review of UNC was
written by 10 commit
tees during a two-year
period for the purpose
of reaccrediting the
University. The commit
tee reports are now
being assembled into
final form and will be
reviewed by an evalua
tion team in early May.
A draft of the entire
report is available in the
reserve reading section
of the Undergraduate
About the series: This
is the first in an occa
sional series about the
Today's story is based
on the undergraduate
programs section and
focuses on undergradu
Teacher, Band Leader
Digs All That Jazz
BY ELLEN FLASPOEHLER
Life is full of “what ifs.”
But one thing is certain: if James Ketch
had decided in the 1970s to pack his bags and
hit the road of musical fame and fortune,
both UNC and the state of North Carolina
would have missed out on the bragging rights
to one of the Southeast’s top music teachers and performers.
Ketch, a trumpet player and instructor in the UNC music department, didn’t choose
to seek out the career of a full-time professional musician then. Instead, he decided that
a university campus was the right place for him.
“I had a great interest in all music types, ” he said. “I thought that being a professional
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the un-air-conditioned court heated up.
“I don’t know about you guys, but it
was hot out there," Hatchell said to the
post-game reporters. “And that’s why we
kept substitiuting we were substituting
much more often than we usually do. And
again, that’s good that we have such a
strong bench, because down the road it
makes a difference.”
UNC opened the game when Jones
converted a layup off the tip. Back-to-back
3-pointers by Deirdre LaFrance gave the
Westerwinds their first and largest lead,
but a trey by Stephanie Lawrence and a
Jackson putback put UNC back up by one.
Western Illinois’ took the lead its
final lead again a minute later when
Lori Hasket hit a short jumper.
“The first two or three minutesl felt like
we were really right there, we really played
with them,” Miller said.
But then the deluge began.
In the next 13 minutes, Jones made five
steals, pulled down three boards and scored
11 points. Charlotte Smith added lOpoints,
six rebounds and three assists, and UNC
went on a 44-7 run.
“We hadn’t played in quite a few days,
and it takes a while to get back in the swing
of things,” Jones said. “Some of us were a
little tired, but after we got things going it
was nice to be playing back home again,
and the atmosphere really helped us.
By halftime, UNC was ahead 50-24.
“We were tight when we first started,
we knew that from our warm-ups,”
Hatchell said. “It had been a while since
Every 10 years, UNC produces a thick report on
how it's doing. When it came to undergraduate
academics, in 1995 the answer was often:
Less Than Adequate
BY ERICA LUETZOW
University faculty love to create grand theories, but some
how when it comes time to turn them into reality, the
theories never quite work.
Such is the case of the General College the centerpiece of
UNC’s undergraduate education. In theory, it’s a great program,
designed to teach students the skills they need for more advanced
In practice, however, faculty increasingly report that students
end up bored, confused and without mastery of even the most
basic skills. Or so found a top-to-bottom review of undergraduate
academics prepared for the University’s reaccreditation.
“We concluded that the general education program is founded
built on very solid principles, (but) the current program is not
doing as good a job as we think it can,” said Pamela Conover, who
led the self-study’s review of undergraduate programs.
And the problems of the General College brim over Steele
Building and spill into the intellectual life of the University.
“There’s a substantial amount of dissatisfaction with the intel
lectual climate on campus,” Conover said, echoing the report’s
statement, “Many faculty and students perceive that the current
(intellectual) environment, despite its many positive elements, is
on the whole unsatisfactory.”
Making It Work
The study cites several reasons for the shortcomings of the
General College program, which range from a lack of coherence
in the curriculum to an inadequate advising system. The report
also faults the perspective requirements as being too complex and
chides the faculty for not being engaged in the program.
Many faculty don’t understand how the curriculum is sup
posed to work, the report states.
Conover said the task force thought one solution to these
problems would be a freshman year experience. Such programs
typically combine a small, faculty-taught seminar with social
events and academic advising. “(TTbe freshman year experience)
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Heroes on the hill
4 Weekly series highlighting Chapel Hill heroes
Chapal Hill, North C.roli.i
FRIDAY, MARCH 17,1995
Today, 2:45 p.m., at Tallahassee, Ra.
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Murray State
TV: WRAL-5 Radio: WCHL 1360
NCAA coverage on pages 5,7 and 9
we had played ... but once we got things
played well for most of the first half until
we got sloppy on defense.”
Miller said: “We went through a spell
where we didn’t score, and you can’t win
basketball games if you miss your foul
shots and you miss your layups.”
But that 13-minute “spell” was all UNC
UNC opened the second stanza as Lori
Gear fed Reid for a layin, the Tar Heels
extended their lead as the second half wore
Hatchell substituted freely thorughout
the second half. UNC got 18 points off the
pine, as all but one player scored.
Saturday, UNC faces a scrappy Seton
Hall club that finished second to unde
feated Connecticut in the Big East tourna
Still, Hatchell knows her team has a
long road to travel if it is to repeat as
She said, “I just told them in the locker
room, ‘one down and five to go.’”
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James Ketch chose a teaching career over becoming a full-time musician.
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UNC s Charlotte Smith stuck back this rebound for two of her six points in the
Tar Heels' romp over the Westerwinds in NCAA first-round action.
'There are many highly motivated under
graduates ... however, too many students
approach their education with an anti
intellectual ‘frame of mind' that undermines the
academic atmosphere of the University.'
'The General Education curriculum is doing a
less than adequate job in achieving its goals.
Too many seniors are graduating without
adequately mastering the basic skills essential
for successfully living and working in contem
■ Program requirements are overly complex
and cumbersome (for example, the Western/
■ There is a lack of genuine multidisciplinary
course: 'Despite the best of intentions, UNC
CH's General Education curriculum is a
'cafeteria-like' program in which the develop
ment of true multidisciplinary perspectives is
the exception rather than the rule.' 'lnstead of
seeing the General Education requirements as
creating an integrated program that lays the
foundation for their later disciplinary work,
(students) see both the basic skills and
perspective requirements as a series of discrete
hurdles to be jumped and then forgotten."
■ Create a freshman year experience that
would include coursework, social events and
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May Be Built ■
BY CHRISTINA MASSEY
Residents of Odum Village student family housing
might soon find an electrical substation in their back
“We have tentatively identified a site for the sub
station that is west of Craige Parking Deck and south
of Manning Drive,” said Gordon Rutherford, direc
tor of facilities planning and design. “The site is the
most cost effective of all our options.”
Despite opposition from some committee mem
bers, the planning officials and other members of the
Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee
still plan to build the substation.
Committee member Ted Teague said the
community’s concerns needed to be considered. “We
need to see an effort to involve the community in this
decision,” he said. “It is irresponsible to make a
decision without giving folks who live here the oppor
tunity to be heard.”
An electrical substation is used to lower voltage
power so electricity can be more easily distributed to
other sites, Rutherford said.
The University already has two substations, but it
needs an additional one because the existing substa
tions will exceed capacity by 1996, he said.
“We really need to have additional power by the
1996 cooling season because the existing substations
will be full by then,” he said.
Rutherford said that if the substation were built in
Odum Village it would be made more inconspicuous.
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any last-minute questions.
Name: James Edward Ketch
Bom: April 14. 1952. in
Family: Wife, Susan, daughters.
Katie, 17, and Megan, 12
Occupation: Bowman and
Gordon Gray associate professor
Hobbies: UNC basketball, pets,
travel, yardwork, and practicing
and listening to music
Education: 8.5.. Indiana State
University at Terre Haute. 1974;
M.S. degree, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, 1976
Philosophy on life 'Life is a
gift, and we are all blessed with
certain talents. We have a
wonderful opportunity to
discover them and use them in
a way to uplift ourselves and
others. We all have a purpose,
and I'm blessed that I am doing
what I was put here to do.’