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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Japanese Prepare for first
Commute Since Gassing
TOKYO Subway signs urged jittery
passengers to be especially vigilant today
during the first workday commute since a
terrorist nerve-gas attack in Tokyo. Police
pursued a chemical trail they hoped would
lead to the attackers.
Investigators were using chemical traces
to search for links between Monday’s sub
way attack, a mysterious poisoning last
year in central Japan and nerve-gas
byproducts found near the rural commune
of a shadowy religious group.
There were still no known motive, no
claim of responsibility and no arrests in
one of the worst terrorist attacks in Japan
ever. But authorities were said to have a
suspect: a man eyewitnesses said had
planted one of the deadly parcels before
being overcome by its fumes.
King Hussein Seeking Aid
Beyond Debt Forgiveness
AMMAN, Jordan King Hussein
expressed muted disappointment about
promised U.S. economic and military aid
Tuesday even as Vice President A1 Gore
brought firm assurances that Washington
would forgive all of Jordan’s official debt.
The twin issues of debt forgiveness and
direct aid were at the top of the agenda,
along with Middle East peace prospects, as
Hussein and Gore met at the king’s hillside
At a joint news conference, Hussein
said he was “fully satisfied” with Gore’s
almost unequivocal pledge that Washing
ton would write off S4BB million this year
owed by Jordan, even though Republicans
want to stretch out the process longer.
Detective Questioned on
Obtaining Search Warrant
LOS ANGELES A detective in the
O.J. Simpson case was grilled Tuesday on
misstatements he made to obtain a search
warrant for the Simpson estate the day
after Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend
Also today, it was revealed that Supe
rior Court Judge Lance Ito has ruled against
showing jurors a knife that is in the so
called “mystery envelope."
Explaining statements that Ito had ear
lier described as “reckless, ” detective Philip
Vannatter acknowledged that he had writ
ten in an affidavit that human blood had
been found on Simpson’s Bronco al
though no tests had been conducted to
Defense Secretary Expects
Extended Presence in Gulf
AL-JABAR AIR BASE, Kuwait
American troops can expect to stay to help
defend the Persian Gulf “for some time to
come," given Iraq’s hostility toward its
neighbors, Defense Secretary William
Perry said Monday.
“We intend to stay here and provide
stability as long as needed,” Perry told
some of the 500 Americans and 2,000
Kuwaitis stationed at the air base. The
United States has 20,000 ground, air and
naval troops in the region.
Addressing the latest irritant between
Iraq and the United States, Perry called on
Baghdad to release two Americans as soon
as possible and to treat them properly.
He said the Iraqis were “legally within
their rights" to detain the two men because
they had entered Iraqi territory.
Leading House Republican
Offers Term Limit Support
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Re
publicans gained an important supporter
Tuesday in their fight to limit terms of
service in Congress, but prospects for ap
proval of the constitutional amendment
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the fourth
ranking Republican in the leadership, re
versed longstanding opposition to term
limits and said he’d vote for the amend
ment when it reached the floor.
House GOP leaders are trying to dispel
an impression that they are not working
hard enough to win approval of the consti
tutional amendment, which is one of the
most popular elements in the campaign
season “Contract With America.”
They are anxious to present a united
front when term limits comes up, as early
as Monday, so they can blame Democrats
if the amendment fails.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly sunny; high mid-70s.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy, chance of
rain; high mid-70s.
Do Business Interests Reduce Spangler's Effectiveness at UNC's Helm?
Balancing Books and Bucks
BY KELLY LO]K
Since C.D. Spangler’s first attempt to acquire a successful wall
board company in November, the UNC-system president’s name is as
likely to be found in a newspaper’s business pages as in an article
Although Spangler’s business acumen is often cited as one ofhis
greatest assets as UNC president, his continued involvement in
corporate affairs is also one of the largest sources of criticism
Critics say the time and energy he spends on business detract
from his education job. At least one member of the Board
of Governors, John Jordan, said he believed that the BOG
should investigate the possible conflict.
Spangler said Tuesday that he understood the natural i “*J
debate his business dealings and job at UNC created.
“Financial matters are always a matter of interest,"he
said. “The question, of course, is whether or not my i
devotion to die University is paramount, and I maintain j
that it is.” ®
This is not the first time that concerns about Spangler’s
“family business” have been raised. In 1989, his involvement in
a hostile buyout attempt at RJR Nabisco prompted the BOG’s
consideration of a policy restricting corporate dealings of top
UNC officials. The policy was never adopted.
In addition to his role as head of the 16-campus UNC system,
Spangler is chairman ofhis family’s Charlotte-based investment
firm and sits on the corporate boards of Bell South and National
Gypsum, the company he has tried to buy. Spangler has also
served on the board of directors at Jefferson Pilot and
Nationsßank. Forbes magazine recently estimated his net
worth at $615 million, making him the wealthiest North
Spangler, who has served as UNC president since
1986, refused to comment on his family’s business
affairs. He said his corporate involvement kept him
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BOG Appoints New University Trustee
The UNC-system Board of Governors elected
a longtime University alumnus and leader as the
newest member of the UNC Board of Trustees on
Friday and reappointed three other trustees.
Richard Stevens, anattomeyandWake County
manager, was appointed with Angela Bryant,
David Whichard and Annette Wood. Stevens will
replace Thom Capps, who has served the maxi
mum eight-year term limit.
“I feel that Mr. Stevens came highly recom
mended because he has worked so much for the
University and is thought of as a contributing
alumnus, ” BOG Chairman W. Travis Porter said.
Stevens will begin his four-year term in July.
“I have a great deal of love and respect for the
$36 Million Parks Plan
Gets Aldermen’s Approval
CARRBORO The Carrboro Board
of Aldermen adopted a resolution Tues
day that will provide “vision” for manag
ing the town’s Recreation and Parks De
partment and will lay down a 20-year, $36
million framework so the city’s recreational
facilities will grow with the population.
“It’s a vision, a plan for 20 years hence,
when Carrboro expects to be in a build-out
situation,” said Doris Murrell, chairman
of the Carrboro Recreation and Parks de
partment, atTuesday’sboardmeeting. “By
adopting that, you say that is Carrboro’s
Before the board passed the resolution,
Alderman Hank Anderson added an
amendment to the resolution to move the
recreational service districts to compen
sate for shifts in population so the plan
would not be static.
“We may have to shift, ” Anderson said
when presenting his amendment. “The
service districts as indicated in the plan...
may be modified to accommodate popula
After the Recreation and Parks staff and
the aldermen agreed to add the amend
ment to the resolution, the motion passed
6-0. Alderman Jacquelyn Gist did not vote
because she did not attend the meeting.
The aldermen began to consider the
possibility that the town needed to develop
a plan for expanding its parks system be
cause the town’s population was over
whelming the recreational facilities.
The board and the Recreation and Parks
Commission held informal workshops on
the topic for the public on Jan. 30 and Feb.
2. The board held a public hearing Feb. 14
and a work session with the Recreation
and Parks Commission on March 7.
The town’s rapid growth and projec
tions for future increases in population
made the board and the commission take
notice, Alderman Randy Marshall.
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University. I have a strong belief that when you
come in new to a board it is important to listen and
learn from those who’ve been there,” Stevens
said. “I will definitely do my homework and
respect the experience of the other members, and
I will bring some of my own thoughts and ideas.”
In addition to the UNC undergraduate degree
he received in 1970, Stevens also earned a law
degree from the University in 1974 and a master’s
degree in public administration in 1978. Stevens
also served as assistant to the dean of students
Stevens currently serves on the UNC Board of
Visitors, as treasurer of the General Alumni Asso
ciation, as chairman of the Carolina Club board of
directors and as a member of the board of advisers
for the School of Social Work.
“My goal will be to listen to students, faculty,
“What brought this to our attention is
rapid growth,” Marshall said.
was rapidly being developed and that the
town needed to develop a long-range, com
prehensive plan before available land be
came too expensive.
“This is a plan for 20 years, not for the
next four or five years,” Marshall said.
“The concern is that we’ll outstrip our
resources. We need to have apian for when
the developer comes (to build the facili
He said the plan brought periodic plans
of action in line with budgetary concerns.
The resolution calls for a number of five
year plans to set up each stage of develop
“It just means that every time we get to
develop our budget... it gives us a plan and
a way to discipline ourselves,” Marshall
said. “It gives us a document we can refer
back to for reference.”
Currently, there are not enough recre
ational facilities in Carrboro to support all
those who wish to use them, said Carol
Rosemond, the town’s recreational super
“If you go out on a nice, warm week
end, you just don’t have the services to
provide for the community,” Rosemond
Rosemond said there were not enough
gy ms, parks, tennis courts and other recre
ational facilities to meet the demand for
them. There is a cap for the number of
youth who participate in recreational pro
grams, and youth from outside the county
cannot register for programs during the
first week of registration.
“There’s a certain number of designated
slots for designated age groups,” she said.
“It’s first-come, first-serve.”
Rosemond said the commission had
established and received input from sev
eral target groups, including teenagers, se
nior citizens, minorities and artists to gauge
what the community needed.
One good turn gets most of the sheets.
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,1995
Tar Heels Say Hooray for Hollywood
UNC Won’t Be Fazed by Late Start, Hostile Crowd
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
North Carolina basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell did not want her players
to go to bed early Monday night. In fact, she told them to stay up as late as
“And this is the only time I’ve ever heard her say that in the four years I’ve
been here,” said senior Stephanie Lawrence.
The reason for the change in zzzs? Time.
When third-seeded UNC (304) takes the floor Thursday night to play
second-seeded Stanford (28-2) in the West Regional semifinals of the NCAA
tournament, it will be in Los Angeles, three hours behind the Eastern time
zone. That means that the tip-off will be around 11:30 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time the latest game for the Tar Heels since they played in Honolulu’s
Wahine Classic in November.
But don’t look for the clock change to worry sophomore point guard
Marion Jones. UNC’s third-consecutive Sweet 16 journey doubles as a trip
home for the Thousand Oaks, Calif., native.
“I’ve never gotten the chance to play in front of some of my family
members and some of my friends, so it will be the first time, ” Jones said. “And
it means a lot (to me) for this team to go further also, so hopefully just putting
those together will mean a l W’ so that we can go to the final four next week. ”
But the Tar Heels must first get past the Cardinal, who should draw the
obvious majority of fans. After all, the school is thousands of miles closer to
Pauley Pavilion than Tar Heel land.
But UNC is known to thrive on crowd adversity. Jones pointed to the
regional semifinals at Rutgers last year, where the Tar Heels advanced to their
first final four in spite of a UConn fan club that she called “incredible.”
“In situations that challenge us... we always rise to the occasion,” Jones
said. “And I think this will be an opportunity, definitely, to really prove to
ourselves that we’re at the next level, if we’re not already.”
Senior Charlotte Smith said dealing with a rowdy crowd is psychological.
“I just reverse it and pretend like they’re cheering for us,” she said.
Besides a bevy of Jones’ family and friends, Hatchell expects extra support
from Y onick Clay, a 6-foot-1 recruit out of Inglewood High School who will
don the paisley stripes for UNC next year.
“She’s got all of her neighbors coming, for sure,” Hatchell said.
But Hatchell still expects more than a handful of fans in Tar Heel blue.
With Jones returning home and Clay inviting the neighborhood, Hatchell
said that everyone will be surprised at how many fans the Tar Heels draw on
the West Coast.
And for all the worries oflea ving the East Coast, the Tar Heels seem poised
to continue their quest to repeat.
Worried about jet lag? No.
Excited about a trip to L.A.?
“I think it’s going to be a good trip for us,” Lawrence said. “I think it’s a
trip our team deserves.”
Worried about facing an unfamiliar crowd?
Jones said, “I played as a freshman in front of a big crowd in the final four,
so I don’t think so.”
Spanker. Hie Corporate Sd*
■ Chairman of his
based investment firm
I Sits on corporate
boards of Bell South
and National Gypsum,
the company he tried
■ Has served on the
board of directors at
Jefferson Pilot and
■ Involved in hostile
buyout attempt at RJR
Nabisco in 1989 that
prompted BOG to
dealings of UNC
■ Net worth estimated
at $615 million
staff, the president and administration of the Uni
versity, and the community,” Stevens said. “I hope
to help continue to provide the quality education
the University has provided for the last 200 years, ”
The BOT serves as an advisory board to the
“The BOT deals with such issues as the chancel
lor search committee, the self-study survey and
Bicentennial firnd raising. We will be looking at a
student finance agenda and other academic af
fairs,” said Whichard, BOT chairman.
Each UNC-system campus has a 13-member
BOT. Eight members are appointed by the BOG,
and four members are appointed by the governor.
Each university’s student body president is an ex
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Faculty to Rally
BY DIANA D’ABRUZZO
Tuition hikes, budget cuts and low salary increases will be the
focus of a rally to be held on campus Thursday at Polk Place in
response to the budget proposals under consideration by the N.C.
The rally will begin at noon and will offer students, staff and
faculty an opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposals.
Calvin Cunningham, student body president-elect, encouraged
students to attend the rally for support and awareness.
“I think we need to raise awareness on this campus on what’s
happening at this university,” Cunningham said.
“We need to send a signal that students, faculty and staff are
united in opposing this dreadful budget,” he said.
A large turnout can send a strong message to the legislature, said
Patricia Bigelow, chairwoman ofthe State Employees Association
of North Carolina District 25, which is sponsoring the event.
“The event will provide a forum for the University community
to express our collective concern about the future of our univer
sity, ” Bigelow said in a released statement. “In light of discussions
now taking place in Raleigh, we have serious concerns about the
welfare ofthe University as a whole.”
The budget proposal includes a 2 percent increase in faculty
salaries; reduction of nonteaching faculty and protected positions;
reduction of administrative equipment; an increase in out-of-state
student tuition by 30 percent during the next three years and a one
year 3.1 percent increase of in-state tuition.
The combination of fewer appropriated dollars and higher
tuition will hit Chapel Hill harder than elsewhere, Bigelow said.
Kay Wijnberg, legislative action chairwoman, said the rally
would be an open setting where there would be planned speakers
as well as time for the public to come forward and speak out.
“We hope to gain the attention of the General Assembly and
show that what they’re proposing is of serious concern to the
people at UNC,” Wijnberg said.
In a year when the economy is good, education should benefit,
she said. Instead, the General Assembly is tightening the belt.
■ “It’s important to invest in education,” Wijnberg said. “That
should be the priority of the General Assembly. It is a significant
cut for the University.
“We hope to see a large turnout from all segments of the
community,” she said. “We need to gather together and make an
Cunningham’s efforts against the budget proposal have been
extensive since he was elected student body president Feb. 21. He
has been involved in several Association of Student Governments
rallies and has met five or six times with members of the local
delegation and other legislators.
Cunningham said he planned to continue his efforts in opposing
the budget proposal. “Right now, the student leadership across
campus is changing, but as soon as the transition occurs, we will
continue to work united against [the proposal],” he said.
Cunningham’s next step is to prepare a written position for
legislation and to meet with representatives to get a commitment
from them. For now, he is looking forward to the rally and the
chance for the faculty, staff and students to voice their opinions.
“I’m glad the Employee Forum has pulled this together,”
Cunningham said. “We’re going to lead as united a student
support as possible.”
I * l iff ,i
Goin’ back to Cali: Marion Jones and the Tar
Heels play Stanford in the NCAAs in LA.