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IN THE NEWS
Ttf stories from the state, nation and world
American Federal Agents
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti FBI in
vestigators arrived Wednesday and went
immediately to the busy downtown street
where a key supporter of Haiti’s 1991 mili
tary coup was machine-gunned to death.
Ultranationalist lawyer Mireille
Durocher Benin, an outspoken critic of the
U.S. intervention in Haiti, was assassi
nated with a companion Tuesday after
noon, just days after she had formed an
Her killing raised the specter of a violent
campaign for legislative elections sched
uled June 4. The United States is preparing
to turn over command of a multinational
security force to the United Nations on
Botin was chief of staff in the military
installed government formed by President
Emile Jonassaint after the army overthrew
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Attorney Claims Witness
Never Said O.J. Was Angry
LOS ANGELES A witness never
said O.J. Simpson was angry or yelling
during a phone call to his ex-wife the day of
her murder, a defense attorney said
Wednesday, accusing prosecutors of “mis
representing’’ the woman’s statement.
Defense attorney Carl Douglas said the
witness had reported that Simpson had
been unlike his usual self because he had
failed to greet her in an accustomed fash
Douglas said the witness had indicated
that Simpson usually greeted her with a
term of endearment but that on that day he
had not. “And that was the only sense that
she was attempting to convey in terms of
there being a different O. J., but that he was
never very angry, he was never yelling."
Russian Forces Surround
Roy Chechen Stronghold
MOZDOK, Russia Russian forces
and rebels clashed around one of the last
remaining Chechen strongholds Wednes
day, while a bigger battle appeared to have
begun near the other, which Russia claimed
to have surrounded.
Russian forces said they had inflicted
heavy casualties inside the city limits of
Gudermes, 22 miles east of the Chechen
capital of Grozny. The rebels said the fight
ing had been outside the town but con
firmed that it had been fierce.
Russian troops inflicted “significant
losses” on the rebels when they refused to
surrender Wednesday morning, said the
Russian military press center in Mozdok,
just outside Chechnya.
U.N. Worried by Escalation
Of Serb Fighting in Bosnia
Bosnia’s warring sides appeared deter
mined to settle scores on the battlefield
Wednesday, while U.N. officials expressed
concern at threats and restrictions hamper
The leader of Bosnian Serbs warned
that his troops would sweep across Bosnia
—and could even take Sarajevo if
government forces continued recent ad
A government defense official, mean
while, said that the military draft was un
der review and that if it were tightened, the
Bosnian army could possibly double its
numbers from 200,000 to 400,000.
Senate Rejects GOP Call
For Freeze on Regulations
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Senate’s
unanimous rejection of a proposed freeze
on federal rules Wednesday sent a message
to House Republicans: Slow down your
assault on regulations.
Congress must not “sweep out the good
with the bad,” a Democratic senator
warned as the Senate, voting 100-0, pushed
through a more modest alternative to a
House-passed freeze on virtually all fed
eral regulations. Providing regulatory re
lief is part of the House GOP’s “Contract
With America” agenda.
Instead of a one-year moratorium, the
Senate’sbill would give Congress power to
block regulations on a case-by-case basis.
Congress by majority vote would have 45
days to scuttle any regulation it didn’t like.
Any senator or representative could chal
lenge a rule.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Variably cloudy, chance of
showers; high mid-60s.
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Groups Lobby for Chase Space
BY NANCY FONTI
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Members of several student organiza
tions met with four University administra
tors Wednesday to discuss the future of
Chase 2, a historically black meeting place
that will be used temporarily for ROTC
The Navy ROTC will be moving its
personnel offices to Chase 2 from May
1995 until May 1996 while the Naval Ar
mory is being renovated.
The renovated armory will also house
the Air Force and Army ROTC programs.
Provost Richard McCormick, Associ
ate Provost Marilyn Yarbrough, Interim
Vice Chancellor Edith Wiggins and Vice
Chancellor Harold Wallace met with mem-
Students Urge Council
Not to Raise Bus Fare
25 Percent Fare Hike
Would Be Part of Town
Budget Sans Tax Increase
Three UNC students were among sev
eral people who went before the Chapel
Hill Town Council Wednesday night to
protest proposed increases in bus fares in
cluded in the town’s preliminary budget
report for 1995-96.
Student Body President-elect Calvin
Cunningham, Graduate and Professional
Student Federation President-elect Steve
Hoffmann and UNC senior Joan Petit were
joined by Chapel Hill residents Lightning
Brown and Ellen Perry in sounding off
about the increases at the meeting.
Town Manager Cal Horton, who pre
sented the report to the council in a meet
ing March 15, said to those present: “We
have proposed a number of items for your
consideration and invite your comments. ”
An item that invited much comment
was a proposed bus fare hike raising the
per-trip fare 25 percent, from 60 cents to 75
cents, and raising the price of bus passes 8
percent, from $lB9 to $204.
“This year, we feel compelled to pro
pose an increase in fares, ” Horton said. He
said the increase came in the face of a 30
percent cut in federal funding for public
transportation that might be followed by
more cuts in the next few years.
Petit said the fare increases would ad
versely affect working people, graduate
students and University staff.
“Instead, the town should encourage
people to use mass transit by keeping the
fares low,” Petit said. “Bus riders are help
BOG Vice Chairman Undecided on His Future Role
BOG Vice Chairman Joseph Thomas
said Wednesday that he was not sure
whether he would run for the Board of
Governors chairmanship, vacated by the
departure of Chairman Travis Porter, who
was not re-elected to the board on Tues
“Whether I run for chair is still up in the
air. That’s unofficial,” he said. "No deci
sions will be made until after my next term
begins in July."
Four new Democratic members and
four incumbent Democrats were elected to
the UNC-system Board of Governors by
the N.C. Senate Tuesday.
The four new members are:
■F. Edward Broadwell Jr., a UNC
graduate and president and CEO of Clyde
Richardson’s Razorbacks Trying to Soothe Coach’s Past Wounds
BY JAMES D. WHITFIELD
Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson
shouldn't have a bitter bone in his body.
His Razorbacks won the 1994 NCAA
title by beating Duke in Charlotte. His
team will participate in its third Final Four
in five seasons this Saturday night when it
takes on North Carolina.
And of course, Richardson has been
schmoozing with President Clinton just a
tad over the past year.
But those lofty accomplishments don’t
seem to appease the lOth-year Razorback
boss. Instead, he harps on how hard it was
to get to the top of the collegiate coaching
echelon and downplays all his glories on
“All you have to do is take a look and
Chapel Hill. North Caroliaa
THURSDAY, MARCH 30,1995
bers of student
groups in Bingham
“Here we are, all
members of student
contacted at all,”
president of the
“It is almost like
space without let
ting the groups that
use it know about
it,” she said.
met with students
Wednesday about the
future of space in
Chase Hall currently
used for meetings.
ing to protect the environment and cutting
down on traffic problems.”
Cunningham said he didn’t want to be
perceived as an unsympathetic student but
followed by saying that keeping fares low
would be best for the community at large
not just for UNC students. “I’m not here to
whine, as students are wont to do,” he said.
Cunningham then cautioned the coun
cil about a decision to increase fares. “The
community faces a problem of a lot of
traffic,” he said.
Cunningham said he was worried that
raising the pass price to $204 would “push
the threshold" of what people were able to
pay. He noted that most parking in town
cost more than S2OO a year as well.
“The fare hike defeats the purpose of
public transportation being a service pro
vided by the town of Chapel Hill for the
good of the people, ” he said. “It’s going to
impact UNC in an adverse way. I encour
age the council not to do it.”
Hoffmann appealed to the council on
behalf of graduate students, who often live
in Chapel Hill year-round. “Our only way
to campus is bus service," he said. “For
many of us, it’s very hard to come up with
S2OO for a bus pass. It’s not a viable op
Brown said that ridership had already
decreased this year and that according to
the town manager’s own reports, it would
decrease by another 5 percent with the
hike. “Perhaps we’ve reached the point of
diminishing returns,” he said, “We’re al
ready choking in cars.”
Perry, a disabled resident who said she
depended on public transportation, also
approached the council. “I bring a differ
ent aspect,” she said. “I depend on the bus
to get around, 20 trips per week. If you all
raise bus pass prices, I will be looking at
whether I can buy food or not.”
Savings Bank in Asheville. He serves on
UNC's board of visitors.
■ William Brown, a retired associate
superintendent of the Cumberland County
Schools, a special assistant to the chancel
lor for public education outreach at
Fayetteville State University and former
chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees.
■ C. Ralph Kinsey Jr., a UNC School
of Law graduate, a Charlotte attorney and
former chairman of the East Carolina
University Board of Trustees.
■ Paul Rizzo, a graduate of UNC,
former dean ofUNC’s Kenan-Flagler Busi
ness School, after retiring as vice chairman
of the board of IBM Corp., and a trustee of
the Business School’s Frank Hawkins
Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
Incumbents re-elected to the board are:
C. Clifford Cameron, Marshall Rauch,
Benjamin Ruffin and Thomas.
you know what I went up against,” the 53-
year-old Richardson said in his pre-Final
Four teleconference Tuesday. “(Mike)
Krzyzewski, Dean (Smith), and (Bob)
Knight never went through what I went
through to get here at this position. I went
through hell getting here, even after win
Richardson did face a lot of obstacles.
From racism to the death of his young
daughter, the lOth-year Razorback boss
has dealt with a lot on his road to the
collegiate coaching penthouse.
It all began over 30 years ago in El Paso,
Texas, during the heart of the civil rights
movement. Richardson, playing at Texas
Western (now known as UTEP), helped
Miner head coach Don Haskins lay the
foundation for one of the most significant
teams in NCAA basketball history.
Do I hear happiness in here?
Ms. Hannigan, from the movie “Annie"
Yarbrough said that there was little space
for the student groups on campus and that
she needed input from the groups in order
to accommodate them during die renova
She said she had not known that Chase
2 was used frequendy before she had met
with student groups.
“We’ve been scrambling ever since to
solve this problem,” Yarbrough said.
“What we need from you is a great deal of
Yarbrough said the inconvenience
would create more space in the long ran
because the Army and Air Force ROTC
would be moving out of Chase Hall and
into the armory. She said she might inves
tigate the allocation space in the residence
halls as meeting space for the student
Making the Devils Blue
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Tar Heel Jason Sanders (left), who had one goal, scoots by Duke midfielder
John Fay in UNC's 13-8 win Wednesday in Durham. See story, page 2.
Lois Britt, a member of the board and
chairwoman of the Personnel and Tenure
Committee, said she was familiar with
some of the new BOG members.
“The Senate has elected a group of good
people. They will make excellent board
members,” said Britt, whose appointment
term ends in 1997.
Kinsey said he was humbled by his
selection to the BOG. “I’m excited about
another opportunity to serve the people of
our state in higher education,” he said.
The eight Democrats named by the Sen
ate display the partisan split on the BOG
for the first time in its history. The House
ofßepresentatives appointed eight Repub
licans to the BOG last week.
Britt said that historically the BOG had
been largely nonpartisan. “I think that af
ter people join the BOG, they don’t think
in partisan terms, but it does play a small
Just three years after he graduated in
1963, Texas Western topped Adolph
Rupp’s Kentucky team to become the first
school ever to win the national title with a
starting lineup consisting of five African-
Yet the road wore on.
Richardson spent 13 years in the high
school coaching ranks and three years as a
junior college head coach. Then he spent
five years at Tulsa before accepting the
Arkansas job in 1986.
Through those 21 years he had no men
tor. Yep, almost like Dean Smith without
Dr. F.C. “Phog" Allen, or perhaps Roy
Williams without Smith.
“I came through the coaching profes
sion on my own,” Richardson said. “I
See ARKANSAS, Page 2
Brent Tollison, a member of Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity Inc., said campus groups
used Chase 2 and Upendo Lounge every
day for activities such as prayer services,
meetings, rehearsals and step shows.
Some of the activities involve large
groups of students and require large rooms,
“What we are saying is, ‘Please don’t
move us, because we have no place to go, ’ ”
Yarbourgh asked the students to desig
nate a liaison to communicate the needs of
the students that use Chase 2.
Members of campus groups will meet
with the administrators again at 7 p.m.
Wednesday in the South Chancellor’s
part,” she said.
H. D. Reaves Jr., whose term ends in
1997, said he did not think politics played
a large role in the board’s work.
“The BOG is one of the most nonparti
san groups I have ever worked with," said
Reaves, who was elected by the House as
an at-large member.
“It is a very political process to get there,
but we put politics aside and work on the
best interests ofhigher education,” he said.
“I anticipate no problems with the new
members. When I was anew member, the
other board members were very good about
making me feel at home, and I expect these
new members will be treated the same,”
The BOG is the 32-memberpolicy-mak
ing body, elected by the General Assem
bly, thatgovems the 16 constituent univer
sities of the UNC system.
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Effects of Republicans’
Contract With America
BY SHARRON SCOTT
A forum sponsored by the Carolina
Socialist Forum, Women’slssues Network
and UNC Young Democrats was held
Wednesday night to discuss the content
and implications of the Republican “Con
tract With America.”
Petitions and forum letters were made
available in an attempt to motivate people
to become politically active. The people
attending the forum also had an opportu
nity to register to vote.
A panel of speakers, including Mike
Powelson of the International Socialist
Organization; Kathleen Harris from the
Department of Sociology; Dave Anderson
of the Carolina Socialist Forum; Barbara
Prear, a member of the UNC Housekeep
ers Association; and Robert Hickey ofN.C.
Free the Planet, addressed various issues
relating to the Contract With America.
Powelson spoke in opposition to the
new welfare reform as well as to the forces
behind the current welfare program.
“Welfare is put there to help stimulate
the economy in a way that the free market
cannot. It is meant to keep the poor from
revolting,” he said.
Powelson also attacked the Democratic
Party for not doing enough to improve the
welfare program. “The Democratic Party
is not the solution,” he said.
Harris discussed the part of the contract
that would require welfare recipients to
work. She said that 50 percent of welfare
mothers worked while they were on wel
fare and that many welfare recipients had
“offthe books” jobs in order to supplement
the low welfare payments.
Harris posed the question: “Why are we
requiring welfare recipients to work when
they are already working?”
She said that more attention should be
focused on improving the quality of work
by implementing programs that would pro
vide ad equate child care for working moth
Harris also said welfare played an ex
tremely small role in encouraging teenag
ers to have children, contrary to popular
If welfare is denied to teenage mothers,
it will increase the number of children in
poverty as well as take children away from
their parents, she said.
Anderson discussed the effect the con
tract would have on student financial aid.
“This is how poor people can go to
college, and that’s what the American
dream is all about.”
He said student financial aid paid for
itself because it helped to create a more
highly educated, more efficient workforce.
Prear spoke on behalf of the working
class, saying that a change was long over
due. “I’m not saymg go to socialism, but
we need anew party,” she said.
Hickey spoke about the effects the con
tract would have on the environment.
Jonathan Weiler, a member of the Caro
lina Socialist Forum, said that he was
pleased with the turnout and that he hoped
to have another forum in May.
“So much is happening so fast, we feel
that people really don’t have time to take a
close second look at the fine print in the
contract,” he said.
Aaron Nelson, president of the UNC
Young Democrats, said the program had
been a success.
“We had a very successful dialogue,
and the truth about the Contract With
America finally came out,” he said. “It’s
not what’s best for America. It is not what
Coach: Nolan Richardson (370-118
overall, 251-81 at Arkansas)
The Road to the Final Four
beat Texas Southern, 79-78
beat Syracuse, 96-94 (OT)
beat Memphis. 96-91 (OT)
beat Virginia, 68-61
F Corliss Williamson, 19.9 ppg
F Scotty Thurman, 16 ppg
C Elmer Martin, 1.8 ppg
6 Clint McDaniel, 11.3 ppg
G Corey Beck, 7.9 ppg