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Volume 103, Issue 19
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Top stories from the state, nation and world
Letterman Navigates Way
Through Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES Late-night televi
sion personality David Letterman played
host to the 67th annual Academy Awards
celebration Monday night.
Letterman follows Johnny Carson and
Carol Burnett as only the third television
star to host the
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because of his offbeat style and his limited
connection with the motion picture indus
Clinton Has Precancerous
Facial Lesions Removed
WASHINGTON, D.C. Doctors re
moved precancerous skin lesions from
President Clinton’s face during his annual
physical examination Friday, the White
House said Monday.
Press Secretary Mike McCurry said doc
tors had removed several actinic keratoses
from Clinton’s forehead and from one ear.
Actinic keratoses are common skin le
sions among middle-aged people, usually
caused by overexposure to the sun. The
lesions generally are removed as a precau
tion because there is a chance they can
The lesions were removed by freezing
with liquid nitrogen, and the treatment left
a large red blotch on Clinton’s forehead.
Lab Found in Hindu Cult's
Sacred Building in Tokyo
TOKYO —In the cult’smostholy build
ing, a secret door behind a huge Hindu
statue leads to a hidden chemical lab. From
there, an underground passage connects to
a storeroom filled with all the chemicals
needed to make nerve gas.
The discoveries Monday are among the
many chilling details police have revealed
in raids against the secretive Aum Shinri
Kyo, or Supreme Truth, sect, the chief
suspect in last week’s nerve gas attack on
Ten people were killed and 5,000 sick
ened in the March 20 attack. Hundreds of
people remain hospitalized.
Inside or near several of the sect’s drab
concrete buildings near the foot of Mount
Fuji, police found rooms or underground
containers they believe were used to con
fine people who tried to flee.
Clark: O.J. Argued With
Ex-Wife on Day of Slayings
LOS ANGELES O.J. Simpson ar
gued with his ex-wife during a telephone
call on the day she was killed, prosecutors
Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark,
during sharp questioning of Simpson
houseguest Brian “Kato” Kaelin,” asked
the witness if he knew whether Simpson
had an argument with Nicole Brown
Simpson during a cellular phone call from
the Riviera Country Club on June 12.
Clark offered no evidence that this had
occurred, and Simpson’s defense objected
to the question. But after attorneys huddled
for private discussions with Superior Court
Judge Lance Ito, Clark was allowed to
pursue her line of questioning.
Clark’s questions marked the first time
the prosecution had suggested that Simpson
had any contact with his ex-wife on the day
of her death other than during a recital for
U.N. Warns of Air Strikes
As Fierce Fighting Rages
Unable to stop the intensifying war in
Bosnia, U.N. peacekeepers warned Mon
day that NATO might need to bomb Serb
forces to prevent them from targeting civil
The threat came as Serbs reported the
fiercest fighting yet on a northeastern battle
front where troops of the Muslim-led gov
ernment have been gaining ground. The
Serbs also said they had launched a major
counterattack on government troops in
central Bosnia. And Croatian Serbs threat
ened to cross the border to help their ethnic
kin in Bosnia. Colum Murphy, a spokes
man for the U.N. peacekeeping force,
warned the Serbs that the new commander
of the peacekeeping force, Lt. Gen. Rupert
Smith, would call for NATO air strikes if
the Serbs deliberately shelled civilians.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Cloudy; high 64.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy; high 60.
Area Transit Han on Track Despite Obstacles
The Chapel Hill Town Council took a
shot at tackling the Triangle’s growing
traffic problem Monday night by taking
firm steps to connect Chapel Hill and other
Triangle cities by a commuter train.
Jim Ritchey, executive director of the
Triangle Transit Authority, presented the
report to the council, which gave the go
ahead for the TTA to explore transit op
tions despite concerns about funding and
the availability of the tracks and train cars
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Artist Michael Knoch assembles one of his pieces in the Union gallery. The 1993 UNC M.F.A. graduate has been
collecting discarded metal from the Chapel Hill area for more than five years. His exhibit opens today.
Nelson Among Gay Leaders to Visit D.C.
BY ANGELA MOORE
While President Bill Clinton has been
trying to distance himself from liberal is
sues given the shift toward conservatism
across the nation, Carrboro Alderman Mike
Nelson said a conference for homosexual
public officials he would be attending at
the White House in early April did send the
message that Clinton had not forgotten
those who helped send him to Washing
“The message is one of inclusion,” said
Nelson, the only openly gay elected offi
cial currently holding office in North Caro
They’re Back: UCLA Returns to Final Four After 15-Year Absence
A former fixture of the Final Four has
After seven seasons of languishing
through lack of respect and beratings from
Bruin faithful, head coach Jim Harrick has
brought the team from Westwood to the
Final Four for the first time in 15 years.
But Harrick knows a trip to the national
semifinals is no special accomplishment
foraschool whose appearance there seemed
almost a formality under John Wooden. In
fact, Final Four banners do not even grace
the resplendent rafters of Pauley Pavilion.
“I hope that we aren’t satisfied with
what we’ve achieved,” Harrick said. “We
set goals for our team in the early part of the
year, (and) we’ve achieved almost every
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Chapel Hill. North Carolina
TUESDAY, MARCH 28,1995
“Unless we begin the planning process,
I can guarantee it won’t be built,” Mayor
Ken Broun said.
The council’s approval set into motion
the first phase of the regional transporta
tion plan that could be in place by the turn
of the century, Ritchey said.
The first phase ofthat plan would create
a commuter rail service connecting Duke
University, Research Triangle Park, Cary,
downtown Raleigh and north Raleigh.
During the first phase, Chapel Hill would
be connected to the train stations by bus
MIKE NELSON could
meet with President
Clinton at the White
Nelson called the
meeting, the first of
its kind, a big step.
“I think they are say
ing they treat gay
officials the same as
any other officials in
America,” he said.
Nelson said that
the meeting was
slated for early April
but that the exact
date had not yet
been pinpointed be
agenda did not usu-
one of them. We still would like to go to
Seattle and finish the play.”
UCLA (29-2) will arrive in Seattle ranked
No. 1 in the nation and chasing its first title
in 20 years. The Bruins have not lost since
the end of January, riding a 17-game win-
ning streak, and
have been tested
only once in the
run with a fre-
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netic pace behind the quickness of senior
point guard Tyus Edney. He will push the
ball at every opportunity, and the Bruins
will press and run for 40 minutes with
perhaps the best fast break in college bas
Edney averages 14.5 points per game,
and more importantly, he has an assist-to-
The proposed commuter train would be
a series of self-propelled diesel cars that
would carry as many as 300 passengers
each at an average speed of 75 mph, Ritchey
said.Theonlyproblemis, onlythree manu
facturers make the kind of car Chapel Hill
wants, and none of them is based in the
The owners of several of the Triangle’s
existing train tracks are leery of allowing a
commuter system to use the existing tracks
because of liability concerns, Ritchey said.
Use of the existing infrastructure would
ally allow for definitive advance schedul
Other gay leaders in the area praised
Clinton’s effort to hold the meeting.
“The meeting is a very important mes
sage from the president,” said Joe
Herzenberg, former Chapel Hill Town
Council member and one of the first openly
gay elected officials in North Carolina.
“He ran with support from our commu
nity, and since then there have been con
stant disappointments over the past two
years,” he said. “This is a way to get the
troops back in line.”
Nelson said that he hoped the president
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turnover ratio of almost 5-to-l in the four
tournament games. But it was his full
court, 4.8 second scamper against Mis
souri which saved the Bruins from the
torment of another early tournament exit.
In Saturday’s West Regional final,
Edney was instrumental in setting the pace
early in the Bruins' 102-96 victory against
Connecticut. He continually broke the
vaunted UConn press, creating easy buck
ets for his teammates.
“We had a point guard that was prob
ably a little better than anyone on the
floor," HarricksaidofEdney. “Hewasthe
UConn guard Ray Allen said: “He pen
etrated our zone. We couldn’t contain
make the plan much njcie cost-effective,
“We plan to use existing tracks where
we can and build new ones only where
absolutely necessary,” he said.
The second phase of the plan would
have the most effect on Chapel Hill drivers
whositthroughtrafficonU.S. 15-501. The
second phase would implement a fixed rail
line along 15-501 that would shorten the
commute to Duke to 29 minutes from the
42 minutes Ritchey said it takes by car.
The commuter train from Chapel Hill
to Durham is estimated to cost $l6O mil
Officials Not Opposed
To Interim Chancellor
BY ADAM GUSMAN
After meeting with UNC-system Presi
dentC.D. Spangler, chancellor search com
mittee Chairman Johnny Harris said Mon
day that they were on the same page re
garding the possibility of an interim chan
cellor —one will be selected if necessary.
“I met with the president this morning,
and he assured me
that if the process
necessitated an in
terim chancellor, he
was prepared to do
that,” said Harris,
the Charlotte busi
nessman who is
leading the search
for a successor to
Hardin, who will
step down June 30.
“But he saw no
reason to talk about
that until it becomes
a possibility that is a
HARRIS said the
Board of Trustees had
the power to add their
own names of finalists.
Harris maintained his earlier prediction
that the committee would complete its task
on time by sending the names of two or
three candidates to the University’s Board
of Trustees for approval before Hardin’s
Still, he expressed frustration with the
slowness of the process. “Believe me, I
would have loved it if we could have fin
ished the whole thing in a week,” Harris
said. “I’m as frustrated as anybody that we
have not completed our mission to date.”
Die-Hard Fans Must Make
Seattle Trek for Tickets
About 370 students hoping to follow the
men’s basketball team to the 1995 NCAA
Final Four lingered outside the Dean Smith
Center from Saturday night until Monday
Students clustered in tents and sleeping
bags, dreaming of tickets to the champion
ship games. However, the 300 tickets allo
cated for students were not distributed
Monday at the Smith Center but will be
distributed later this week in Seattle.
Students who waited in line were re
warded Monday at 5:30 p.m. with vouch
ers instead of tickets, Carolina Athletic
Association Co-President Jennifer
Rasmussen said. The vouchers can be re
deemed for tickets in Seattle, she said.
“It’s a voucher system, which means
that students in line will present their stu
dent IDs, pay the S7O and receive a voucher
through the Department of Athletics ticket
office,” Rasmussen said.
“There will be a place in Seattle called
the Carolina Will-Call Window. Each
school in the Final Four will have one.
When everyone gets to Seattle, they will
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lion, he said.
That cost, in addition to the $l5O mil
lion estimate for phase one and an SBO
million link from the primary rail system to
the Raleigh/Durham International Air
port, is a major concern for the TTA and
for council members.
Ritchey presented three preliminary fi
nancingplans to the council, eachofwhich
would need N.C. General Assembly ap
proval . The transit plan could be funded by
a 0.25 percent sales tax, a half-cent per
gallon local option gas tax or a 5 percent to
10 percent rental car use tax, he said.
The search committee considered two
more nominations at Monday’s meeting
on the UNC campus, he said. He would
not comment on the size of the pool the
committee was currently considering.
Even after the search committee’s job is
complete when the short list of names
has been passed on to the BOT the
names of the candidates will probably not
be released, Harris said. The BOT will vote
in closed session and pass the names on
directly to Spangler and the UNC Board of
Governors for approval, he said.
“We are doing this state a disservice
when we allow this process to take place
without a level of confidentiality available
to the candidates,” Harris said.
It is likely that all members of the board
which now numbers 23 with the addi
tion of Student Body President-elect Calvin
Cunningham will have met each of the
top candidates when they vote on which
candidates to recommend, Harris said.
He raised the possibility that the BOT
could choose to ignore the recommenda
tion of the search committee, which he
said had happened in the past at UNC.
“The trustees have been very interested
in the process,” he said. “But every trustee
has been invited to every meeting we’ve
had. We’ve tried to include them as much
as possible by making them ex-officio mem
bers of the committee.”
Harris indicated that the members of
the committee would attempt to reach some
sort of consensus regarding the names of
the two or three finalists. “Ifyousendalist
of two or three people, you better be dam
sure you’re willing to live with any of
presenttheir vouchers and show their UNC
ONE Cards, and then they will receive
their books of tickets.”
The athletic department is using the
voucher system to prevent ticket scalping,
“It was done so that those students who
really want to go to the Final Four can do
it,” she said. “Apparently, there were a lot
of people who were just there to make
Rasmussen said that more than 100
students left the line when the voucher
system was explained.
Daren Lucas, athletic association ticket
manager, said Monday that more than 300
students waited in line for vouchers.
Lucas said the University had a block of
3,500 tickets at the Final Four. Of those,
300 are allocated to students. The remain
ing tickets will be distributed among do
nors and University officials, he said.
He said the athletic department was not
concerned with controlling the crowd.
“We told them that we were working on
afirst-come, first-serve basis, and they have
been policing themselves,” Lucas said.
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Conference: Pacific 10
Coach: Jim Harrick (7th season, 166-
55 at UCLA, 333-152 overall)
Road to the Final Four
beat Florida International. 92-56
beat Missouri, 75-74
beat Mississippi State. 86-67
beat Connecticut 102-96
F Ed O'Bannon, 20.3 ppg
F Charles O'Bannon. 13.5 ppg
C George Zidek, 10.6 ppg
G Tyus Edney, 14.5 ppg
G Toby Bailey, 10.3 ppg