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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Police Raid Yields Possible
Suspects in Subway Attack
TOKY0 —Police seized nerve gas sol
vent, $7.9 million in cash and 22 pounds of
gold Wednesday at two dozen sites linked
to a secretive religious sect that calls itself
the Sublime Truth.
Several sect members were arrested in a
kidnapping case, but police refused to say
whether they were also being questioned
in Monday’s subway attack. Ten people
were killed and nearly 5,000 sickened by
the poisonous gas released during rush
hour. The cultlike group Aum Shinri Kyo
has denied any role in die attack.
In a chilling development, the sect’s
leader, Shoko Asahara, was reported to
have delivered an apocalyptic-sounding
message Tuesday to followers in the Rus
sian Far East.
Suspect Held in Killings of
4 at Suburban Post Office
MONTCLAIR, N.J. A debt-ridden
former postalworkerwas charged Wednes
day with shooting to death four men in a
holdup at a small neighborhood post of
fice, including two employees he knew.
Christopher Green, 29, was arrested
shortly before noon, less than 24 hours
after the robbery, and told investigators he
had held up the post office “because he had
a mountain of debt, ” Postal Inspector Kevin
He used part of the stolen money for
back rent, Manley said.
Green was arrested at an apartment in a
high rise in East Orange, four miles from
this New York City suburb, where authori
ties found a 9 mm pistol believed to have
been used in the killings and $2,000 in
Railroad Massacre Gunman
Gets Maximum Sentence
MINEOLA, N.Y. The man who
gunned down six people on a commuter
train and then cross-examined survivors of
the massacre at his trial was sentenced
Wednesday to the maximum six con
secutive terms of life in prison.
Colin Ferguson also received consecu
tive prison terms of 8 1/3 to 25 years on
each of 19 counts of attempted murder.
That most likely means the 37-year-old
Ferguson won’t be eligible for parole, the
Ferguson, who acted as his own attor
ney at the trial, was convicted of killing six
people and wounding 19 as he walked
down the aisle of a crowded Long Island
Rail Road train on Dec. 7,1993, shooting
a semi-automatic handgun.
Kaelin Testifies He Heard
Thumps Night of Murder
LOS ANGELES O. J. Simpson said
his ex-wife refused to let him talk to their
daughter at a recital a few hours before she
was murdered, Brian “Kato” Kaelin testi
fied Wednesday. He also repeated his story
of hearing mysterious thumps in the night
and said Simpson hadn’t wanted him to
handle a knapsack.
Kaelin, an aspiring actor who was liv
ing rent-free at Simpson’s estate, recounted
aconversationwithSimpson following the
June 12 recital featuring Sydney Simpson
and other children. Nicole Brown Simpson
and her friend Ronald Goldman were slain
Under questioning by prosecutor Marcia
Clark, Kaelin recalled that Simpson had
told him about a conversation with his ex
wife at the recital.
Turkish Warplanes, Troops
On Offensive in North Iraq
DARKARJAN, Iraq—Turkish troops
rolled past Kurdish villages Wednesday in
a massive offensive against a Kurdish rebel
movement, raising worldwide concern for
civilians caught in the fighting.
Air strikes and shelling continued for a
third day along the 20-mile-wide northern
Iraqi border region. Turkey sent in 35,000
troops Monday to try to rout rebels of the
outlawed separatist Kurdistan Workers
Party, or PKK. Turkey claims that about
2,800 guerrillas are operating in northern
Iraq. The operation has been criticized by
the Red Cross, the U.N. High Commis
sioner for Refugees and European nations.
Helicopters ferried in reinforcements
Wednesday and at least seven battles were
raging, the Anatolia news agency said.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Partly cloudy, chance of
thunderstorms; high 70-75.
FRIDAY: Variably cloudy; high mid
to upper 60s.
BYTANIA SILVIA CALDERON
Odum Village was picked as the leading
site forthe University’s proposed electrical
substation to avoid building it near Chapel
Hill Mayor Ken Broun’s house, a student
member of the Buildings and Grounds
Committee said Wednesday.
UNC, which has tried to be a good
neighbor by cooperating more often with
town officials, would not want to sour
relations with the mayor, who lives on
Whitehead Circle in Chapel Hill.
Student committee member Ted Teague
said Odum Village had been chosen for
political and technical reasons.
“I understand the reasons that the Uni
versity architects proposed the Odum Vil
lage site, as opposed to the south chiller
plant site, are political rather than techni
cal, based on the perceived effect it would
have on that community.”
Gordon Rutherford, director of facili
ties planning and design for the University
and a committee member, said the site
choice was based on many factors.
“Part of it is an economic concern, part
of it is a technical concern and I think part
of it is a political concern. I would call it a
good neighbor decision,” he said. “We
have had an excruciating experience with
Smith, Thompson Meet for
3rd Time; Game Evokes
Memories of ’B2 Title Game
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
Dean Smith and John Thompson will
meet at opposite ends of the basketball
court tonight for just the third time in the
22 years that both men have directed their
Georgetown (21-9)andNorth Carolina
(26-5) face off in
Stanford Tonight in
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Tar Heel-Hoya matchups have been
special. The two teams tangled for the
national title in 1982, with UNC winning
63-62. Georgetown won in 1989,93-81, in
the ACC-Big East Challenge.
But the relationship between UNC’s
Dean Smith and Georgetown’s John Th
ompson goes back even farther than their
Budget Threatens Quality of Education
Tuition Hikes May Hurt
Graduate Students and
Moreheads, Hardin Says
BYT. L SMITH
While students continue to cry out
against Gov. Hunt’s proposed budget in a
noon rally today, University leaders are
mulling what effect the combination of
tuition increases and staff cuts could have
on the quality of a UNC education.
Hunt’s budget, which was submitted to
the N.C. General Assembly in February,
proposed increasing out-of-state tuition by
more than 30 percent, in-state tuition by
3.1 percent and faculty salaries by only 2
percent, far less than the 8 percent recom
mended by the UNC-system Board of
Other proposed cuts include about $2.3
million in staff, $1 million in middle man
agement positions and $500,000 in equip
Chancellor Paul Hardin called the cuts
“pretty alarming” and pointed in particu
lar to the effect increased tuition would
have on the Morehead Scholars program.
UNC has used the Morehead, the flag
ship undergraduate scholarship, as a re
cruiting tool to attract top students.
Hardin said increases in tuition could
put a strain on the program, which pro
vides full tuition to the University for its
In addition, Hardin warned of the
spillover effects that raising tuition on
graduate students would have on all stu
dents at UNC.
He said professors would have less time
for undergraduates if UNC attracted fewer
The one who loves the least controls the relationship.
Chapel HHI, North CareKaa
THURSDAY, MARCH 23,1995
the community before and feel that it is the
responsibility of the University to deal with
Teague said that the south side chiller
plant, which is located near Mason Farm
Road and near the southwest boundary of
the University campus, was one of two
viable site possibilities but that Odum Vil
lage was die only one being considered
“It would seem to me that putting [the
substation] near another industrial land
use would make sense.”
For one of the few times in its 82-year
history, the Buildings and Grounds Com
mittee will hold an open meeting with the
purpose of discussing a possible electrical
substation near Odum Village.
“We wanted to get as wide as possible
input to make sure we make the right
decision,” committee member F. Thomas
Teaguewasthe committee member who
proposed the open meeting. “The commit
tee is not the final authority on the issue. It
only serves to advise the chancellor.”
The committee has not met to decide
when the open meeting will take place.
day night in Odum Village to inform con
cerned residents, John Laetz, the superin
tendent of electronic distribution, said ex
SPECIAL TO THE DTHIDOUGBEHAR
Georgetown point guard Allen Iverson has had an up-and-down freshman
year, scoring over 20 points per game but averaging over four turnovers.
first meeting in 1982.
The two met in 1969 when Smith came
to St. Anthony’s High School, where Th
ompson coached, to recruit Donald Wash
Smith and Thompson have been friends
“I was delighted for Coach Thompson
and the Georgetown team,” Smith said
Sunday after the two teams advanced to
graduate students to assist in research. And
if departments have to spend more on
tuition remissions to attract top graduate
students, that is money they won’thave for
Faculty Council Chairwoman Jane
Brown added that the proposed $2.3 mil
lion in staff cuts could further cripple the
graduate program because some staff funds
were being used to support graduate stu
dents who assisted with faculty research
This will make it difficult for UNC to
continue to attract the “best and brightest”
graduate students, Brown said.
Donnie Hall, the University’s budget
officer, said staff reductions would be most
likely to begin through attrition, where
vacant positions were not filled.
Hall also noted that the University was
facing more stringent federal grant regula
tions that limited the number of support
staff members researchers could hire with
grant money. For example, if a secretary is
not directly working on a research project,
he or she might not be eligible to receive
grant money allocated for that project,
This means researchers must rely more
on University funds to pay staff.
Brown added that UNC had already
undergone downsizing in the early 1990s
because of state budget pressures but that
now North Carolina’s economy was thriv
“We’re already operating a lean, mean
machine,” she said.
Others in the University and beyond
also wondered why UNC was facing bud
get cuts when the state was in good eco
Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange, said the
sacrifices being asked of UNC were for
Choice Called Political
panding the South chiller plant would be
more expensive because of logistics and a
steep terrain. Laetz said that if the South
chiller were expanded, UNC would still
require another substation within 15 years.
“But in 15 years, Odum Village may not
be here,” said Anna Waller, an Odum
Village resident from New Zealand.
Laetz said the proposed site, which will
measure 160 feet by 120 feet, would in
clude space for another substation if needed.
It will also allow the expansion of the
chiller, which will be needed for new build
ings. If approved, construction could begin
in September, he said.
Odum Village residents expressed con
cerns dealing with health, safety and noise
and said they had never been consulted. “I
think it’s unfortunate that there wasn’t a
consult between people who live here and
the people who planned this at an earlier
stage,” resident Steve Marshall said.
“Given that a majority of construction
is going to occur during the academic year,
it’s inevitable it’s going to impinge on
people’s ability to study,” he said.
Laetz said that the substation would be
built underground and that the under
ground location would cancel out any
magnetic fields that might cause health
problems, would eliminate above ground
noise and would be safe.
the Sweet 16. “John is like family. He has
been, and we’ve been through this every
time we play.
“(UNC Assistant) Coach (Bill)
Guthridge, Coach Thompson and I were
the Olympic coaches in ’76. We lived to
gether, and we cried together when they
played the ‘ Star-Spangled Banner’ and held
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Hunt’ s budget decisions have been made
as a tax-cutting strategy as opposed to a
means of financing education, Hackney
D.G. Martin, UNC vice president for
public affairs, agreed that tax relief was
what was driving the proposed budget and
called the cuts “unwise and unnecessary.”
Hunt’s focus is less on people losing
their jobs and more on the actual dollar
amount saved, Martin said.
He said he hoped the General Assembly
would not cut the “state’s greatest asset”—
the UNC system.
“It won’t be killing the golden goose,
but it would be starving it,” Martin said.
For now, the fight is far from over.
Groups connected with the UNC system
are continuing to make their opinions
■ UNC-systemrepresentatives will con
tinue to consult with members of the Gen
eral Assembly on a regular basis, Martin
The message to the General Assembly
will be that “reductions in the University’s
budget, in the short term as well as the long
run, will have detrimental effects on the
■ UNC-CH is no longer using as criti
cal a strategy as it began with when Hardin
lambasted the governor’s proposal in a
Faculty Council meeting.
Instead, the University has begun to
suggest alternatives to the cuts, Hardin
“We are busy making sure deep cuts are
not actually enacted.”
■ Students, staff and faculty will rally
against the budget in Polk Place at noon
today. Calvin Cunningham, student body
president-elect, said, “I think we need to
raise awareness on this campus on what’s
happening at this university.”
Plan Calls for Eventual Move
Of Student Family Housing
The tentative plan to build an electri
cal substation in Odum Village, the site
of student family housing, has some stu
dents and their families worried about
the status of their neighborhood.
A plan to move Odum Village has
been in the works since the mid-1980s,
when the University hired Johnson,
Johnson & Roy, a land planning firm, to
develop its central campus, said Ted
Teague, a student member of the Board
ofTrustees Buildings and Grounds Com
The firm recommended that Odum
Village be moved to a less central posi
tion on the UNC campus to allow for
expansion of UNC Hospitals.
After a long process of consultation
with numerous committees, the BOT
passed a resolution that the company’s
land-use plan be accepted, Teague said.
Parents, School Searching
For Answers to Low Scores
Chapel Hill and Carrboro parents met
last night to discuss the future of education
for African-American students.
The meeting, called by Mark Royster,
vice chairman of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Board of Education, was in response to the
low scores by African-American students
on proficiency exams.
The writing tests had a particularly low
number of students scoring at the profi
ciency levels. Outofßl students taking the
upper level writing test, only four scored at
the proficiency level.
“I don’t even need a percentage to let
African-American Proficiency Scores
Despite attending one of the best school systems in the KFY . m N . .
state, less than 25 percent of African-American students ® ° es
in Chapel Hill-Carrboro middle and high schools are Number proficient
proficient in many subjects.
Physics *yO 57%
Algebra I 25%
Economic. Legal iahl
and Political Systems '"""* wl ™ l — 1
English I 17%
U.S. History 5%
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The Omni Shop's globe joins students and other supporters in front of Alumni
Building Wednesday afternoon at a rally for an environmental petition that will
be presented to state and national legislators on Earth Day.
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The resolution also suggested that the
issue be studied further, he said.
“Odum Village is a low-intensity use
of a fairly valuable piece of land. As the
demands of the University change, we
must find the most effective use of that
land," Teague said.
One proposal for the land is the con
struction of the South Loop Road, which
would direct traffic to the periphery of
the campus by replacing Manning Drive,
John Sanders, a former chairman of
the Building and Grounds Committee,
said safety was also a factor in the
planned construction of the road.
Redirection of traffic from the core of
the campus would increase safety for
the many pedestrians in the area, Sand
The need for additional space for
UNC Hospitals was also cited as area-
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you know that it’s bad,” Royster said. “It
was just disparaging what I was looking
Royster, the only African American on
the school board, also headed the Blue
Ribbon Task Force on the Education of
African-American students that two years
ago issued recommendations for improv
ing the educational status of minority stu
However, partly because of decreased
funding to the school system, the recom
mendations have not had much effect.
The recommendations called for pro
grams within the schools. Many of the
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