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Volume 103, Issue 17
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Witness in Farrakhan Plot
Says He Was Paid to Inform
ST. PAUL, Minn. The key witness in
an alleged murder-for-hire plot against
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
said Thursday the government promised
him $45,000 to inform on a daughter of
Michael Fitzpatrick has been in seclu
sion in the federal witness protection pro
gram since before Qubilah Shabazz was
charged in January with hiring him to kill
Farrakhan. Farrakhan was never attacked.
Fitzpatrick entered U.S. District Court
through a back door for Thursday’s pre
trial hearing and took the stand for ques
tioning by civil rights lawyer William
Kunstler, answering in mostly one-word
replies. The government has contended
that Shabazz believed Farrakhan was in
volved in her father’s 1965 assassination.
Police Name Cult Leader
As Subway Attack Suspect
TOKYO Police found more danger
ous chemicals Thursday at the headquar
ters of a secretive religious cult and report
edly wanted to question its missing leader
on suspicion of planning the gas attack on
It was the latest apparent link between
the group, Aum Shinri Kyo or Sublime
Truth, and Monday’s attack, which killed
10 people and injured nearly 5,000.
Though suspicion had fallen immedi
ately on the apocalyptic Buddhists, police
used an unrelated kidnapping case as justi
fication for raids on the sect’s facilities.
At the group’s headquarters, military
specialists used trucks to remove large piles
of chemicals that could have been used to
make the nerve gas used in the attack.
Kaelin: Nicole Was Upset
When I Moved to O.J.'s
LOS ANGELES Nicole Brown
Simpson was upset and accused O.J.
Simpson of manipulation after he per
suaded Brian “Kato” Kaelin to move from
her home to a guest house at his estate,
Kaelin said Thursday.
Deputy District Attorney Marcia Qark,
firing pointed questions at her own wit
ness, tried to use Kaelin to portray Simpson
as a possessive ex-husband who wanted to
keep men away from his ex-wife.
Kaelin lived in a guest house at Nicole
Simpson’s previous residence and said he
had planned to move into a room in the
condominium she bought in January 1994
the building outside which she and her
friend Ronald Goldman died June 12.
Russian Troops Take Over
Chechen Rebel Stronghold
NAZRAN, Ingushetia Russian
troops on a renewed offensive in Chechnya
seized control of Argun, a main rebel strong
hold, on Thursday, the government said.
Oleg Soskovets, the first deputy prime
minister, told parliamentarians in Mos
cow that Argun had fallen Thursday after
noon. He said the town, 9 miles east of the
Chechen capital of Grozny, was captured
Soskovets, who was delivering a speech
on Chechnya, broke the news after receiv
ing a cable from the commander of Rus
sian troops in Chechnya, Gen. Anatoly
Kulikov, die Interfax news agency reported.
Russian ground forces launched anew
offensive this week on the separatist south
Government Troops Press
Toward Northeast Bosnia
Bosnian government troops gained ground
Thursday in an offensive in the northeast,
and fighting raged around a strategic Serb
Government troops had gained more
than a mile on one of three battle fronts in
the Majevica mountains and may have
taken the tower, U.N. spokesman Lt. Col.
Gary Coward said.
However, the Bosnian Serb news agency
SRNA said the tower was well-defended
and claimed Serbs had repelled a govern
ment attack. The tower has served as a
radio link between Serb territories.
U.N. peacekeepers have limited ability
to report on the fighting northeast of the
government stronghold of Tuzla because
their movements have been restricted.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Sunny; high 60-65.
SATURDAY: Sunny; high mid-60s.
SUNDAY: Increasing cloudiness; high
Tar Heels Cruise: 3 Down, 3 to Go
Wallace Takes Over
As UNC Tops Hoyas,
Advances to Final 8
BY STEVE ROBBLEE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The contrast
in styles between North Carolina and
Georgetown was obvious from the open
The Tar Heels’ style worked better, lead
ing UNC (27-5) to a 74-64 win over
Georgetown (21-10) before 17,458 at the
day night. The
Tar Heels ad-
vanced to the NCAA Southeast Regional
championship game against Kentucky Sat
urday at 6 p.m.
Thursday’s game was decided in the
first half, when North Carolina hit its open
3-point shots and Georgetown straggled to
score in the post.
“In the beginning, because we concen
trated and focused on trying to stop their
inside game, they were getting a lot of 35,”
Georgetown head coach John Thompson
said. “Once we extended the defense to try
to put pressure on the 3-point shooter, they
went inside. Any good team will do that,
and they hurt us inside.”
The Hoyas went inside on six of their
first seven possessions, letting their bigger
frontcourt players post up the Tar Heels’
big men. The Tar Heels worked from the
outside in, and at the second television
timeout, UNC had a 21-7 lead.
“The 3s opened it up for them,” said
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 5
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basketball NCAA regional
semifinal vs. Stanford started
too late for today's edition, call:
and find out how the Tar
Heels did in Los Angeles.
NCCU Chancellor Defends Affirmative Action Programs’ Necessity
BY ADAM GUSMAN
Julius Chambers, chancellor of N.C.
Central University, urged a Hill Hall audi
ence to support affirmative action pro
grams Thursday evening.
Chambers, a former director of the Na
tional Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, came to campus to deliver
a speech entitled “Martin Luther King’s
Dream: Fulfilled or Deferred?” for this
year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Report: Small Stipends Slow Graduate Students
BY ERICA LUETZOW
highly regarded graduate programs seem a
bit anxious lately, it’s because despite their
poor salaries and inadequate medical in
surance, Gov. Jim Hunt wants to hike their
tuition by as much as 30 percent.
That proposal will only intensify what
the soon-to-be-completed University self-
study identifies as the
No. 1 problem facing
graduate students: in
The lack of fund
ing fuels a host of other
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difficulties for the graduate program— it
means students take longer to graduate
because they have to work to pay higher
tuitions, and it means that UNC attracts
fewer top-notch students in the first place,
the report states.
“There is an overall problem of fund
ing,” said Pierre Morell, who led the study
on graduate programs. “There is not
enough funding available to pay graduate
students appropriately for their time and
Stipends for teaching assistants and re
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Donald Williams (21) soars to the basket over Georgetown's Don Reid in North Carolina's 74-64 win Thursday night in
the NCAA regional semifinals. Williams finished with 20 points and shot 4 of 9 from beyond the 3-point line.
“I cannot accept the thesis that we have
advanced past racial and gender discrimi
nation,” he said. “Theglassceilingthat we
have heard discussed interminably has
become more of a steel wall.
“I speak as a victim for more than 25
years of blatant racial discrimination.
People like to forget that period,” Cham
bers said. “They say we have Brown vs.
Board ofEducation, the Civil Rights Act of
1964, that most people do not believe in
racial segregation. They suggest individual
rather than group remedies.”
Racial discrimination continues to per-
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search assistants at UNC ranked the low
est among a peer group of 30 research
universities, the study states. Total fund
ing for UNC graduate students tied for last
place in a survey of 12 peer schools.
And although UNC’s programs are still
quite selective 26 percent of applicants
were admitted in 1992 the program’s
“ability to attract excellent research stu-
See SELF-STUDY, Page 4
Books are a load of crap.
vade society, he said. “No one can claim
that racism or at least the vestiges of
racism have been eliminated.”
An attack on affirmative action pro
grams is being carried out in Congress and
in the nation’s judicial system, Chambers
He pointed to a Mississippi court’s rul
ing against providing Mississippi Valley
State University with the resources it
needed to become competitive with the
predominantly white institutions in the
state. “It harkens back to the Dred Scott
decision, and the separate but equal of
Lecturer Meets Needs of Asian Students
Eric Henry’s Dedication
Led to UNC’s First Class
On Vietnamese Language
BY MARSHALL BENBOW
It’s often said that when a person
blessed with a gift shares it, he en
riches the lives of those around him.
For UNC lecturer Eric Henry, that
gift is lan- rrr'i'jTYS.' , j
while his efforts
often go unnoticed, others certainly
benefit from them.
Seemingly on the run for 25 hours
a day, Henry has worked tirelessly for
the University and is recognized by
his colleagues for that dedication. “I
don’t think he worries about what’s
part of his job; he worries about what
ought to be done,” said Judith
Farquhar, head of the Asian studies
This semester, what needed to be
done was creating a Vietnamese lan
guage class to fill a need for his stu
See HERO, Page 4
Plessy vs. Ferguson.”
There is currently a debate about school
segregation in Durham, Chambers said.
“In Durham, N.C., we are still debating
whether black students and white students
should attend school together or whether
we should sacrifice that opportunity in
order to reduce taxes. We may jeopardize
the future of our children.”
The Durham school system does not
provide equal opportunities, he said. “For
the past 40 years, Durham has provided
black students with an inferior education. ”
Chambers said the UNC Board of Gov
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WASHINGTON, D.C. ln an at
tempt to wrestle control of the budget cut
debate in the Republican congress, Presi
dent Bill Clinton and high-level cabinet
members took the offensive Thursday, de
fending higher education loan programs
and AmeriCoips as vital national invest
“My first choice all along has been to
prevail in the debate in congress,” Clinton
said in an East Room press conference
Thursday afternoon. “But the veto pen is
Clinton said he would go to bat to stop
what he described as pointless cuts. “We
do not have to cut education to reduce the
deficit," he said.
House for college media representatives
from around the country, President Clinton
attacked critics of the direct loan program,
which cuts out banks as middlemen in
government-funded student aid programs.
The president said the Senate would
probably be more reluctant than the House
to pass harsh cuts on educational and ser
After months of criticism from House
leadership, the administration used its fo
rum to bash education cuts as economi
“Technology and global economic com
petition have depressed wages in areas that
are not highly skilled," Clinton said. To
stay economically competitive, the federal
government must ensure that college edu
cation or apprenticeships are available to
all Americans, he said.
Critics accuse unlimited direct loans of
increasing the burden of the taxpayer by
expanding a federal program. President
Clinton and U.S. Secretary ofEducation
Richard Riley countered with the argu
ment that the federal direct loan program
cuts out banking middlemen, who earn
interest money on student loans while im
posing a more difficult payment schedule
than direct loans.
Republicans want to cap the number of
direct loans, a move Clinton says will limit
According to the Department ofEduca
tion, more than 2 million students at 1,400
See CLINTON, Page 2
emors had not gone far enough in its at
tempts to increase minority enrollment at
the 16 UNC-system campuses. “We need
to take the necessary steps so that no school
in the University system can be racially
identified,” he said.
“The board should provide each school
with the resources needed to make that
university attractive to each student.”
Chambers graduated first in his class
from UNC’s School of Law, became one
of the country’s top civil rights lawyers and
See CHAMBERS, Page 2