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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Hundreds of Hutus Victim
Of Massacre in Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi Hundreds
of Hutus, mostly women and children,
were massacred in northeastern Burundi
by attackers who shot or bludgeoned them
to death, the
dor said Mon
At least 150
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Wednesday and Friday in the village of
Gasorwe, and the death toll for the region
could be as high as 450 in the past two
weeks, said Ambassador Robert Krueger.
Krueger said he learned about the mas
sacres Friday and visited the area Satur
day, touring hospitals.
Former United Way Leader
Convicted in Fraud Trial
ALEXANDRIA, Va. William
Aramony, former president of the United
Way of America, was convicted today of
stealing nearly $600,000 from the nation’s
biggest and best-known charity and lavish-
ing it on young
seven days be
Thought to Have
Spent Money on
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0f25 countsoffraud, conspiracy and money
Aramony, Thomas J. Merlo and
Stephen J. Paulachak were charged with
siphoning off money donated to the char
ity by businesses and individuals. Merlo
was convicted of 17 counts and acquitted
of one. Paulachak was convicted of eight
counts and acquitted of four.
Expert: Explosion Probably
Caused Crash in Romanic
BUCHAREST, Romania Tests on
the remains of6opeople killed in Romania’s
worst air crash indicate an in-flight explo
sion is to blame, a forensic expert said
The Tarom airlines Airbus A3lO dived
into the ground shortly after takeoff for
Brussels onFriday, killing everyone aboard.
A commission investigating the crash
declined to comment until its work is fin
ished. But Dt. Vladimir Belis, head of
Bucharest's Forensic Institute, which is
trying to identify the victims, said the way
the body parts had been burned “was very
specific to an explosion.”
Experts from Belgium and the United
States were assisting in the identification.
Serbs Shell U.N .-Protected
Safe Area Near Sarajevo
With near impunity, Bosnian Serb rebels
shelled a U.N.-protected safe area for a
fourth straight day Monday.
The United Nations sa id it had requested
reconnaissance flights to locate the Serb
guns, although shelling of the Bihac en
clave or any of the other five U.N.-desig
nated safe areas could trigger air strikes by
NATO sources indicated the flights were
imminent but did not elaborate, citing con
cern for the pilots’ safety. The Serbs have
anti-aircraft batteries near Bihac in north
In the latest Serb bombardment, a round
struck Monday near a U.N. patrol.
South Korea's Army Begins
Border Training Maneuvers
SEOUL, South Korea—South Korean
troops began weeklong training exercises
Monday amid escalating worries over an
unraveling deal to freeze rival North
Korea’s suspicious nuclear program.
About 80,000 army, navy and air force
troops, along with an unspecified number
of reservists, are taking part in the tactical
exercises near the eastern part of the bor
der, Defense Ministry officials said Mon
The maneuvers end Saturday.
Similar exercises will be held later this
year along the western front line, the offi
cials said. Seoul, the capital, is only 35
miles from the border.
These exercises were the first since Seoul
regained peacetime control over its mili
tary from the United States last year.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of
showers; high in the 70s.
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It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don ’/ like it.
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Housekeepers: Job Poses Health Risks
Dorothy Elaine Massey, an employee at the Ambulatory Care Center, presents a letter from a co-worker citing possible
job-related illnesses. Massey and fellow employee Michael Gates held a press conference Monday.
Police Chase Down Man
Suspected of Cab Rip-Off
STAFF WRITER *
Chapel Hill police chased down and
arrested a man after he knocked out the
driver’s window of the taxi he was riding in
and ran off without paying the fare.
According to police reports, Michael
Frey, 25, of 351 Summerwalk Circle in
Chapel Hill refused to pay the cab driver
after his ride ended on Finley Forest Drive
at 1:19 a.m. Monday.
Police reports state that Frey had been
drinking alcohol before he got into the taxi,
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane
Frey refused to pay Joseph Caudle, the
taxi driver from the Airport & Intown Taxi
company. Caudle then contacted his dis
patcher by CB radio.
The dispatcher called the Chapel Hill
Police Department and reported the inci
dent, Cousins said.
When police officers arrived at the scene
near the Friday CenteroffofN.C. 54, Frey
fled on foot from the two arresting Chapel
Hill police officers.
The officers chased the suspect on foot
for a short distance and apprehended him
on Brookbenry Circle.
During the chase, Frey sustained minor
injuries, including a lacerated Up. After his
Parent Groups Bring Conflict to School Debates
Conservative Group, School Board Often
Butt Heads While SOS Works Closely With
Educators to ‘Stop Overcrowding Schools’
Concerned parents are always looking for ways to improve
their children’s education within the limited budgets and means
of the pubhc school system. However, most of these parents have
differing ideas about exactly what improvement is.
Parental involvement in the schools of Chapel Hill and Canboro
is unusually high. This participation sometimes means creative
solutions, but it has also meant divisive arguing.
Kim Hoke, spokeswoman for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Schools, said: “One of the real strengths of the community is the
involvement of parents, even though they may have different
Because of growing concerns voiced by some parents of chil
dren in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools, parent groups such as
Putting Children First and Stop Overcrowding Schools have been
formed in Orange County. Both groups are working to improve
the quahty of education in Orange County, yet each has been
using different tactics.
PCF has been continuously critical of the school board and the
superintendent’s office in order to provide different viewpoints,
while SOS has been working much more closely with the admin
istration to promote change.
Patting Children First
Putting Children First is a group that recently has been known
for standing up at school board meetings and telling Superinten
dent Neil Pedersen that his time at the helm was up come election
Some of the group’s suggestions have not been well received by
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
TUESDAY, APRIL 4,1995
arrest, he was transported to the emer
gency room at UNC Hospitals where he
was treated for his injuries and released
Caudle was not injured in Monday’s
Frey was accused of causing $75 worth
of damage to the taxi's window, according
He was charged by Chapel Hill police
with defrauding a taxi driver, simple as
sault, injury to personal property, and re
sisting, delaying and obstructing arrest, all
of which are misdemeanor counts, accord
ing to police reports.
Cousins said that Frey was not legally
drunk when he was arrested.
Frey was released from police custody
on a SSOO unsecured bond and is set to
appear in Orange County District Court in
Chapel Hill on April 20.
Sarah Carter, owner of Airport & Intown
Taxi, said she had not seen the police
report and had not talked to Caudle to find
out exactly what happened early Monday
Carter said that although this was not
the first incident involving one of her driv
ers, the incident had resulted in the worst
damage to one of her taxis.
Caudle refused to comment on the inci
Putting Children First
|| Putting Children First was founded in 1993 to promote M.
|| the education, health and safety of children. In particular, l : t
H the group is concerned with:
p ' Opposing impact fees • Budgeting concerns
p • Violence in schools • Overcrowding
• Declining SAT scores
the Board of Education. “They don’t really seem to be involved in
working with the schoolboard,” school board member Bea Hughes-
PCF was formed in 1993 by parents who had attended school
board meetings and become concerned about the implementation
of programs without evaluation of cost or need, said Gene Cole,
PCF board member. It is made up of a five person board: Peter
Morcombe, Alan Belch, Catherine Felten, John Reinhard and
Cole. Morcombe announced his candidacy for school board at the
March 2 school board meeting, Hughes-Wemer said.
“The organization was formed to promote education, health
See SCHOOLS, Page 8
Price Explains Congress Proposals
BY HEATHERN. ROBINSON
Former 4th District Congressman David
Price discussed the pressures that will be
placed on higher education due to new
congressional proposals at the American
Association ofUniversity Professors’ spring
forum and open meeting Monday.
Price, a political science professor at
Duke University, highlighted congressional
proposals, the pressure points of higher
education legislation and House Budget
Committee Chairman John Kasich’s list of
how Republicans pay for tax cuts.
Price, who served four terms in Con
gress, said his involvement with the House
Appropriations and Budget committees
had allowed him to understand the frustra
tions of federal policy making.
“In the area of the budget, it is frustrat
ing in the context of federal policy making
and making constituents happy,” he said.
Price listed six issues that could put
pressure on higher education. He said that
changes in student loans’ structure and
administration, interests to enroll students,
and indirect costs all could affect higher
Funding for major research agencies,
earmarked research and collaborative en
terprises, such as Research Triangle Park,
could suffer from new congressional pro
posals, he said.
Price said the early indications of these
Two Workers Claim Exposure to Hazards
Because of UNC Hospitals’ Negligence
BY JENNIFER BURLESON
Two UNC housekeepers said Monday
at a press conference that they had been
exposed to health hazards and harassment
in the Ambulatory Care Center radiology
service area of UNC Hospitals.
Housekeepers Dorothy Elaine Massey
and Michael Gates said they had filed
grievances about working conditions.
Massey said she had not had any seri
ous health problems until she began work
ing in the radiology clinic of the Ambula
tory Care Center. After she began working
there, she developed breathing problems,
headaches, a burning sensation in her eyes,
throat pain and temporary memory loss,
“Sometimes, I forget where I am and
where I’m going,” Massey said.
She said she was to undergo reconstruc
tive surgery on her nose.
“They are resculpting my nose, ’’ Massey
said. “They are not sure if it (the nose
problem) is related to work. They are going
to run more tests to find out.”
She said she believed exposure to a
chemical in the radiology department was
responsible for her health problems.
“If I’m not in that area, I’m all right,”
Other housekeepers have complained
about the situation, and at least one worker
was forced to change jobs, Massey said.
“Every housekeeper who has worked
there has gotten sick,” she said.
“Threeweeksago, the housekeeper now
Former Rep. DAVID PRICE talked on
laws affecting higher education.
changes included the Recision Bill and the
budget resolution. The recision bill would
cut current year appropriations, which
could include cuts in grants and fellow
The budget resolution gives orders to
the Appropriations Committee and the
Ways and Means Committee. Price said it
was a blueprint that set parameters for the
committees but did not legislate or rewrite
Ed O’Baimon’s 30 Points
Lead UCLA to 11th Title
SEATTLE With one of its senior
leaders sitting alongside head coach Jim
Harrick, UCLA had to rely on a couple of
young ’uns to bring home its first national
championship in 20 years Monday night.
Freshman Toby Bailey and sophomore
lar picked up
victory against Arkansas in the Kingdome
in front of 38,540 spectators. It is the first
championship for the Bruins (31-2) since
John Wooden brought home his 10th in
1975. For Harrick, the win is a big step out
of the legendary coach’s shadow.
“I was certainly very concerned when
we couldn’t ha ve our most valuable player,
Tyus Edney, play," said Harrick, now in
his seventh season in Los Angeles. “I knew
before the game that he couldn’t dribble or
handle the ball. Sometimes these things
work in your favor, but I wouldn’t give
emotion or divining intervention a little bit
of credit, but certainly I’d like to give our
players a lot of credit. ”
Edney wasn’t physically on the court
afterthe 17:07 mark in the first half, but his
numbers still showed up in the boxscores
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assigned to the clinic was taken to the
emergency room because of the chemi
cal,” Massey said.
An investigation of the radiology clinic
was conducted by the UNC Hospitals
Health and Safety Department and the
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational
Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA gave UNC Hospitals a citation.
The proposed fine is $6,825.
Kathy Neal, director ofpublic affairs for
UNC Hospitals, said the hospital was ap
pealing the citation.
“We conducted extensive testing,” Neal
said. “We didn't find any air quality prob
Massey said she had participated in an
investigation of the radiology department
because she had hoped the investigation
would explain why she felt ill.
She also said she had been harassed by
“I believe I am being retaliated against
because of my participation in an OSHA
investigation at UNC Hospital,” Massey
said. “My supervisors have threatened to
fire me, and I have been embarrassed and
humiliated in front of my co-workers.”
Temporary workers are often placed in
the radiology area, Massey said.
“They keep putting people in the area
(the radiology department), and they keep
getting sick,"she said.
Gates, a housekeeper and computer sci
ence major at UNC, also spoke at the press
See HOUSEKEEPERS, Page 5
Price said Kasich’s list of how Republi
cans intended to pay for tax cuts had ele
ments that could harm higher education
There could be an elimination of all
library aid, an elimination of state Student
Incentive Grants and a possible interest
charge on loans while in school, he said.
Price said there could be a cut in funding
for the National Institute for Health by 5
percent, as well as elimination of several
research and fellowship programs.
Tax breaks are also being considered
that could restore the deductible on stu
dent loans, but everyone should be on the
defensive, he said.
“Because of the magnitude, the school
system will be caught up in this,” Price
said. “Ideas have floated thus far, but there
is no rest for the weary.”
He said he was concerned with the out
look the pubhc already had concerning the
government. He said that the press was
partly to blame for the public’s view of the
government and that it was a challenge to
communicate with and educate constitu
cism, and there is a perceptual screen people
see the budget through,” Price said.
Price was invited to speak at the semian
nual forum and open meeting ofthe Ameri-
See PRICE, Page 5
—they were just in the form of Dollar and
Bailey’s stepped-up performances.
The Long Beach native averaged 15.2
points and 7.6 assists in the NCAA tourna
ment before the injury. Dollar picked up
the assist chores, tallying eight Monday
night. Bailey, who averaged 11.2 through
five tourney games, added 26 to his total in
the championship game. He was outdone
only by Ed O’Bannon, the tournament’s
Most Outstanding Player, who finished
with 30 points and 17 rebounds.
“Ed is a great basketball player. He has
always been a great basketball player,”
Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson
said. “He did the things they needed him to
See UCLA, Page 11
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