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Volume 103, Issue 26
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
U.S. House Pushes Toward
Approval of Tax-Cut Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. ln a final
flourish for the “Contract With America, ”
the House pushed toward passage Wednes
day ofßepublican tax-cut legislation blend
ing a SSOO-per-child tax credit with reduc
tions long sought by business. Democrats
battled the measure to the end as too gen
erous to the rich.
“Under the Democrats, tax increases
were the answer to every question,” said
Rep. Bill Archer, the conservative Texan
who heads the tax-writing Ways and Means
President Clinton, who backs a smaller
tax reduction, said the GOP’s slß9billion
measure marked a return to “trickle-down
A final House vote was expected after
nightfall. But the outcome seemed preor
dained after Republicans prevailed on a
midaftemoon procedural roll call.
Burundi Leaders Announce
Inquiry Into Massacres
BUJUMBURA, Burundi The gov
ernment announced an inquiry Wednes
day into reports of ethnic massacres in
northeastern Burundi, where the U.S.
ambassador said as many as 450 people
had been slaughtered in the past two weeks.
The U.N. special representative to
Burundi said the death toll still needed to
be verified and warned that unsubstanti
ated reports could fuel ethnic hatred and
push the country into genocide.
U.S. Ambassador Robert Krueger said
Monday that more than 150 people were
massacred in the northeast village of
Gasorwe in three days of attacks that be
gan March 29.
Dismissal of Jury Member
Leaves Only 6 Alternates
LOS ANGELES—A sixth person was
dismissed from the O.J. Simpson jury to
day, cutting the alternate pool to only six
for a trial that seems to have months to go.
No official reason was given for the
ouster of the 38-year-old black woman.
However, news reports said she might have
had a past experience with domestic vio
lence that she had failed to report on the
The woman, an employment inter
viewer who works with at-risk youth and is
married, was replaced by a 44-year-old,
single black woman from South Central
The jury still has nine women and three
men; eight are black, three white and one
Hispanic. There are now five single jurors,
four married jurors and three divorced.
Informant Says Cult Kept
Sarin Stash in Mountains
TOKYO The cult suspected of re
leasing deadly sarin gas in Tokyo’s sub
ways in March earlier stashed thousands
of bags containing the nerve gas in the
mountains, an informant reportedly told
The diluted sarin contained in the 25,000
plastic bags, similar to those used for intra
venous injections, would be enough to kill
millions of people, the Weekly Bunshun
magazine reported in editions that go on
Police declined to comment on the re
port. In raids on cult facilities across Japan,
investigators have seized several tons of
chemicals and scientific equipment needed
to produce sarin.
Wildfires Destroy 20,000
Acres in Southern N.J.
WARETOWN, N. J. A wildfire that
investigators said might have been set swept
through nearly 20,000 acres of southern
New Jersey’s Pine Barrens and came within
50 feet of some homes before it was stopped
In two days ofbattle between firefighters
and wind-driven flames that raced through
parched woods of pine and scrub oak, no
houses were destroyed and no injuries re
Huge plumes of smoke rose hundreds of
feet into die sky. National W eather Service
radar showed one plume stretching 20 miles
off the New Jersey coast.
Firefighters stopped the fire’s spread
and hoped to have it under control by
evening, although spots are likely to smol
der until it rains.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Increasing clouds; high mid
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of
rain; high near 60.
Groups May Get Chase Space After AH
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Associate Provost Marilyn Yarbrough speaks with BSM members and other student leaders about the temporary relocation of ROTC
facilities to Chase 2. Student groups that utilize the space now would be relocated, according to a building use subcommittee plan.
The Chapel Hill Town Council agreed
Wednesday night to consider increasing
town fees as part of a 1995-96 budget that
would bring no tax increases to Chapel
A possible increase in bus fares was sent
to the manager for further consideration.
Several council members admitted to hav
ing reservations about increasing the fares
and asked for additional information from
the town Transportation Department.
The federal government is considering
decreasing transportation funding by as
much as 30 percent and is expected to
continue this trend for the next three years,
eventually eliminating all support, Chapel
Hill Transportation Director Bob Godding
told the council.
The lost funding would amount to a
$253,000 decrease in federal subsidies. The
proposed fee increase calls for a hike in the
current 60 cent fare to 75 cents, a 25 per
cent increase. Assuming a 5 percent de
creased ridership that is expected to occur
if fares are increased, this would allow for
an additional $234,600 in revenue.
Town Manager Cal Horton said a large
tax increase could be necessary next year if
the proposed fee increase were not imple
mented this year.
“I’d be worried if you didn’t increase
fees, including bus fees, then what you'll be
facing next year will be much worse,”
University-affiliated riders account for
more than 70 percent of passengers. Most
of the additional revenue accrued would
be from the sale of University bus passes,
and the majority of the revenue would
therefore go to the University and not to
Several council members expressed con
cern that the University’s Point-2-Point
service was to account for decreased rider
ship and that it was unnecessary competi
Council member Joyce Brown said the
$204 yearly bus pass fee, a sls increase
over this year's $lB9 fee, would prompt
many people to drive rather than take pub
However, while some would-be riders
might drive, the lack of parking in Chapel
Hill prevents this from being a feasible
option for many, Horton said.
The council requested more informa
tion on the debt the town of Chapel Hill
would have to assume if it decided not to
increase the fees.
“There are a number of places where we
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When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.
ChaiMl Hill, North Caroliaa
THURSDAY, APRIL 6,1995
Auditor’s Office Investigating Aune’s Allegations
BY MICHAEL HATCH
Under the direction of anew interim
internal audit director, audit reports are
being filed on time and allegations about
financial mismanagement in the medical
school are finally being investigated.
Interim internal audit Director Grady
Fullerton said Wednesday that internal
audits were now being issued when they
were due. “When a report is issued, we
send it not only to the department that was
audited but also to the chancellor, ” he said.
Fullerton also said his office was in the
process of investigating allegations made
by Kirk Aune, a former associate dean of
information systems who charged the UNC
School of Medicine with financial mis
management. “We have a whole volume
Granato Elected Speaker
For Next Year’s Congress
BY WILL SAFER
Rep. Roy Granato, Dist. 19, will serve
as speaker of the 77th Student Congress.
The newly elected representatives elected
Granato over Rep. Adam Bernard, Dist.
20, Wednesday night by a vote of 23-9,
with one abstention.
Rep. Jamie Kilbourpe, Dist. 1, was
elected speaker pro tern; Rep. Julie
Gasperini, Dist. 22, was elected chair
woman of the finance committee; and Rep.
Trong Nguyen, Dist. 8, was elected chair-
man of the ethics
Granato said he
would stay far away
from “petty politi
cal games,” keep
ing, instead, to what
he called a “nonpar
tisan track with no
“I want to bring
back respect to the
he said. Part of his
said, would be to act
as an advocate and
served as chairman of
the ethics committee
for the 76th Student
defender of congress. “Next year’s con
gress will be efficient and effective.”
Granato said he was intent on having
congress representatives act with more ini
tiative when dealing with University ad
ministrators, faculty and their constitu
ents. This includes having a rapport with
top University officials, he said.
“Every single one of you (representa
tives) ... should be able to walk up to the
South Building, knock on the chancellor’s
door and go in to talk with him," he said.
Granato also secured what he said was
a great “perk” for next year’s congress.
of stuff, and we hope to have some conclu
sions within the next few weeks since the
audit is still in process,” he said.
Aune has alleged that an employee of
the medical school was directing Univer
sity business to computer software compa
nies in which the employee had a personal
interest. He also reported that an Office of
Information Systems employee had taken
a roll of computer cable for personal use.
UNC had not investigated Aune’s claims
until now. UNC’s internal audit process
was restructured in September in response
to recommendations made by the State
Auditor’s Office to prevent future commu
nication problems, such as the ones discov
ered in July by the state auditor.
Former internal audit Director Edwin
Capel requested reassignment within the
University after it was discovered that he
After speaking with members of the Dia
lectic and Philanthropic Literary Societ
ies, he said they had agreed to allow the
representatives to use their chambers for
Congress’ biweekly Wednesday night meet
“For the first time since the 19605, we’ll
be alio wed to use the Di-Phi chambers, ” he
said. The debate and literary societies were
the first student government of the Univer
sity when they were founded back in 1795,
As speaker pro tem, Kilboume said he
would be an agent of change for the next
congress. He said that he had a plan for
improving communication between repre
sentatives and their constituents and that it
was ready to be implemented.
He said a World Wide Web site page, a
kind of information source for use on the
Internet, would be setup with information
on the representatives and their e-mail ad
dresses. This, he said, would enable con
stituents to communicate more easily with
Kilboume defeated Rep. Daniel Mar
tin, Dist. 11, and Rep. Steve Oljeski, Dist.
4, for the position.
Gasperini, who also soundly defeated
Martin for her position, said she planned to
improve the way the finance committee
“The purpose of the finance committee
is to crunch numbers and go over different
pieces of the budget," she said. “It is not to
determine the merits of an organization.”
She also said her prior experience on the
finance committee made her qualified to
Nguyen defeated anew representative,
Jason Jolley, Dist. 17, for the ethics com
Nguyen said he hoped the committee
would handle the issues that came before it
better than last year’s committee had.
Provost’s Office Changes Stance
After Meeting With Students
BY SHARRON SCOTT
Associate Provost Marilyn Yarbrough decided to recommend
that student groups be allowed to keep their space in Chase 2 after
a group discussion on the topic Wednesday night.
A group of almost 50 student representatives from the Black
Student Movement, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, the Caro
lina Indian Circle, Student Housekeeper Support Group, and
various African-American fraternities and sororities met with a
panel headed by Yarbrough to discuss the Navy ROTC’s proposed
move into Chase 2.
Currently, the Navy ROTC is scheduled to move into Chase 2
from May 1995 until May 1996 while the Naval Armory is being
“The recommendation is going to be that you get just the space
you have now,” Yarbrough said to the group of students.
She said she planned to make the recommendation at UNC’s
Space Utilization Subcommittee meeting Monday. That subcom
mittee will discuss the fate of the Chase 2 space. Representatives
from the student groups will also attend the meeting.
Yarbrough told the group she did not know that the groups used
the space to such a great extent.
“We didn’t realize when we made the plan that you were using
Chase as heavily as you use it,” she said.
Yarbrough also said that she had not been aware of previous
agreements that had been made with the BSM pertaining to the
utilization of Chase 2.
She said that since the 1993-94 records of reservations for Chase
2 had shown very little use by student groups that she had thought
it would not be a problem if the Navy ROTC used the space for a
Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, assistant dean of the Office of
Student Counseling, said an oral agreement was made in 1992
with the Division of Academic Affairs when she was BSM presi
dent that the BSM would take over management of the space.
Designated BSM members were given keys to Chase 2, she said.
Anderson-Thompkins also said African-American groups had
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had failed to file audit reports on a regular
basis. The audit director now answers di
rectly to Chancellor Paul Hardin instead of
to the vice chancellor for business and
finance, who is responsible for the
University’s financial transactions.
Hardin said having the audit director
report directly to the chancellor gave the
auditing process more credibility.
“I think the changes were needed," he
said Wednesday. “The internal auditor
needs the clout of the chancellor’s office to
get what they need to do done.”
Hardin also said he was keeping a close
eye on the internal audit office. “I confer
with the director (Fullerton) about every
week; we keep in close contact,” he said.
Fullerton said he was pleased with
Hardin’s accessibility. “I am pleased that
the chancellor has met with me many times.
N.C. House Approves Bill
To Require Pledge in Schools
Under Proposal, All Public
Classrooms Would Have to
Display an American Flag
BY WENDY GOODMAN
The N.C. House of Representatives
passed a bill Tuesday that would require
public school classrooms to display the
American flag and to begin each day with
the Pledge of Allegiance. The bill will now
go to the Senate for debate.
The bill requires only public schools to
act but encourages private, religious and
home schools to follow the procedure as
The inclusion of schools other than pub
lic schools was due to an amendment pro
posed by Rep. Anne Bames, D-Orange.
“I offered theamendment on thepremise
that children in our state needed the oppor
tunity to strengthen patriotism and it was
hypocritical just to do this in public
schools,” Bames said.
The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Ken Miller,
R-Alamance, said he disagreed with the
proposed amendment because he thought
the purpose of private schools was not to be
interfered with by government.
“The General Assembly doesn’t legis
late what goes on in the private school
sector,” Miller said. “Even though the
amendment only encourages private
schools, (we) don’t want to set a precedent
for sending legislation to them.”
Bames said her amendment to the bill
was intended to provide equal legislation
for public and private schools.
“It needs consistency. It is required for
one set but only encouraged for the other, ”
she said. “I actually prefer the word en
couraged for both because then action
wouldn’t be forced and it would allow
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I feel I have complete access to him.”
Fullerton said the new auditing process
was a step forward. “I think we are on top
of this thing, and it is rolling along fine.
This is a good way to run an office ; we have
plenty of work to do to put things in order,
but we were hired to work and that is what
we are doing,” he said.
Despite the State Audit Committee’s
recommendation that the internal audit
director report directly to a university’s
Board of Trustees or to the chancellor,
only five of the 16 UNC-system campuses
have restructured their internal auditing
processes. Fullerton, who came out of re
tirement to fill the position, is the second
interim director Hardin has hired since
September. Fullerton said he would not
apply for the permanent position. “I like
retirement too much.”
locals, such as school boards, to make
Bames said she thought this issue was
less important than others facing the
“I would rather spend time on student
achievement than bills about the moment
of silence and the pledge,” she said. “It
shows there are misplaced priorities, in my
opinion. There is too much politics in school
However, the debate over whether pub
lic and private schools should both be sub
ject to the legislation might not be as im
portant as the debate that could follow the
passage of the bill.
Several questions could be raised con
cerning the bill’s constitutionality if it be
comes law. In 1943, the U.S. Supreme
Court mled that students could not be
required to say the Pledge of Allegiance in
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