Volume 103, Issue 28
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
2 Suicide Bombings Kill 7
Israelis, Jolt Peace Talks
KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip—lslamic
militants opposed to the Israel-PLO peace
process struck twice Sunday, killing seven
Israelis and wounding dozens in suicide
attacks near isolated Jewish settlements in
the Gaza Strip.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said he
would continue talks with the PLO despite
calls by right-wing opponents and some of
his allies to halt them in protest.
Israel Radio said that PLO leader Yasser
Arafat had called Rabin to offer condo
lences and that Rabin had asked him to do
more to rein in the militants.
The first attack took place at about noon.
A van parked by the main Gaza highway
exploded near an Israeli bus, killing six
White House Planning to
Streamline Social Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. The White
House is drafting plans to streamline So
cial Security by turning over some of its
work to private business and staggering the
mailing of 49 million retirement and dis
ability checks now sent at the beginning of
Some critics say the blueprint overlooks
Social Security’s most pressing problem:
looming insolvency for the national retire
ment system. Others say giving for-profit
companies a piece of Social Security’s $3Bl
billion budget is a privacy risk.
The proposed reforms are part of the
Clinton administration’s push to “reinvent
government.” The changes, which could
save as much as $1 billion during five
years, are to be announced Wednesday.
Gunships Fire on Rebels;
Filipinos Plead for Guns
IPIL, Philippines Air force helicop
ters fired rockets Saturday at separatist
Muslim rebels who sacked this mainly
Christian town, but residents told the visit
ing Philippine president they were still
afraid and pleaded for their own guns.
President Fidel Ramos flew to this dusty
market community of 50,000 people and
ordered military commanders to “go get
these terrorists and protect civilian com
Thousands of townspeople cheered as
Ramos, a former military chief of staff and
defense secretary, walked briskly through
the charred ruins of the town market.
The market was burned Tuesday when
some 200 members of the Abu Sayyaf
group sacked this city 480 miles south of
U.N.: Serbs Using Banned
Weapons in Bosnian Siege
Rebel Serbs laying siege to Sarajevo are
targeting civilian neighborhoods with big
guns, which are supposed to be banned
from around the capital, the United Na
tions charged Sunday.
The city’s troubles and increased fight
ing in the countryside underscored the
failure of diplomatic efforts to end Bosnia’s
3-year-old war, despite a cease-fire that
began with the new year. U.N. officials say
it appears only late-winter snow has de
layed a resumption of full-scale war.
Sarajevo was rocked by about a dozen
explosions late Saturday and early Sun
day, wounding two people. A U.N. inves
tigation found that at least six of the blasts
were 120 mm mortar rounds fired by
Chechens Say Russians
Have Committed Atrocities
SERNOVODSK, Russia Refugees
who escaped one of the biggest battles of
the war in Chechnya claimed Sunday that
Russian troops had committed atrocities
and killed dozens of civilians during the
The claims could not immediately be
confirmed because Russian forces stopped
journalists and relief workers one mile west
of the village of Samashky. Troops and
rebels were still fighting there.
Several hundred Chechens who escaped
from Samashky in recent days gathered
Sunday in front of a mosque in the neigh
boring village of Semovodsk to wait for
relatives and news from home. Many
wailed as they told of atrocities committed
in the village before they left.
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Crime, Violence Plague Tom Over Weekend
BY JENNIFER FREER
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Violent crime seemed to sweep Chapel
Hill this weekend as Chapel Hill police
broke up several fights and two college
students were seriously injured by assail
A2l-year-oIdN.C. State University stu
dent was attacked at about 1:30 a.m. by
two men who got out of a car and de
manded his wallet, according to Chapel
Hill police reports.
Jeremy Miller, a freshman from
Oconomowok, Wis., said he was shocked
when the N.C. State student came to the
window of his friend’s apartment on the
500-block of Hillsborough Street holding
his head and covered in blood.
“Around 1:45 a.m., a man with thick,
curly black hair came to the window
Will Get to Keep
Chase 2 Space
BY PATRICK LINK
The student groups that use Chase 2 will be allowed to
continue to use that space next year, members of the space
utilization subcommittee indicated in a pre-vote poll conducted
The subcommittee will officially vote
on the issue today, but Provost Richard
McCormick has indicated that its decision
has already been made.
“In feet, the dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, faculty members in naval
science, and affected offices in facilities
planning and Physical Plant have been
informed of our decision, and they are
beginning to investigate alternative solu
tions,” a memorandum released by
The Naval ROTC was scheduled to be
moved into Chase 2 from May 1995 until
May 1996 while the Naval Armory was
When planning for this move, the space utilization subcom
mittee was not aware of how often the Chase space was used by
various student groups, including the Black Student Movement,
See CHASE, Page 5
Second —and Possibly Last Gun Buyback Nets More Weapons
A Czechoslovakian army pistol, an Ital
ian army rifle and a 19th-century U.S.
Calvary Winchester rifle were among the
more exotic of the 119 firearms brought by
residents to Saturday’s gun buyback held
at the Chapel Hill police station and spon
sored by the Buy Back the Hill task force.
Last year, there were two gun buybacks
netting 104 guns total, said Allen Baddour,
chairman of the Buy Back the Hill task
ened success to several factors.
“People have just become more involved
and more interested in their well-being and
their safety,” he said.
UNC wide receiver Octavus Barnes signs the T-shirt of
one of his many fans after Saturday's Blue/White game
at Fetzer Field. See game story on Sports Monday.
screaming, ‘I was mugged,’” Miller said.
“He was bleeding profusely.”
Miller said the student told him that
three blackmeninawhite Chevrolet Cava
lier had stopped him as he was walking
from UNC to a friend’s apartment and had
asked him what time it was. After the
student told the men in the car he didn’t
know the time, the car followed him until
it stopped under a streetlight Miller said
“The streetlight has been out for almost
three weeks,” Miller said. “There is a 100-
yard stretch between the two lights, which
makes the area very dark. The (men in the)
car trailing the guy may have decided to
attack him there for that reason.”
The assailants then broke a bottle over
the student’s head and kicked him while he
was down after stealing his wallet and the
S2O it contained, according to police re-
a memo thanking
students for their
The January shootings on Henderson
Street also helped awaken residents to the
imminent dangers of guns in the home,
One of the guns the task force bought
back was similar to the one used in the
shootings, said Jennifer Davis, vice chair
woman of the Buy Back the Hill task force.
Dave Scott sold a pistol at Saturday’s
buyback. “There’s been a pistol lying
around the house for years which has never
been used, and when I saw the ad in the
paper, I went and got it,” Scott said.
“It looked like my son may have been
playing with it because the slide was
jammed on it and the clip was missing, ” he
said. “So I decided that basically this was
a good time and place just to get rid of it.”
God\ I feel like hell tonight.
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MONDAY, APRIL 10,1995
The student was treated for minor inju
ries and was released from UNC Hospi
tals, according to Chapel Hill police re
Chapel Hill police officer J.L. Shelton,
who responded to the robbery, said Sun
day that the actual order of events was
unclear to police.
Within the next hour and a half follow
ing the robbery on Hillsborough Street,
police stayed busy with two more fights
and an armed robbery.
At 2:10 a.m., Chapel Hill police broke
up a fight that occurred in the middle of the
street on West Cameron Avenue in front of
the Sigma Pi Epsilon fraternity house,
where a large party was taking place. No
injuries or arrests were reported from the
See CRIME, Page 2
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Opposites Attract sings at Arts Downtown on Saturday atop the Rosemary Street Parking Deck. The high school vocal group
several local elementary and other school groups that performed at the event, which also included a mural painting. See story, page 2.
Meghann Barrett, a sophomore from
Chapel Hill High School and a member of
the task force, said three recent incidents
had led her to become involved with the
task force and its gun buyback program.
“Two people I knew were accidentally
shot and killed, and my father works on
Henderson Street and walked out into that, ”
Barrett said. “I just think the buyback is a
good idea because every gun poses a threat
to somebody, and to get them in here
means that at least one more person could
Each person who brought a gun into the
police station was offered at least S2O for
the gun. Some people brought in coupons
from local newspapers that promised an
additional S2O. The most money given for
Busy Week in Store for UNC, Town Planners
BY RYAN THORNBURG
Plans for the 2,000 acres of undeveloped land
on UNC’s Mason Farm and Horace Williams
tracts will fall under public scrutiny this week,
with a town planning committee revealing its
findings tonight and a University consulting firm
meeting with administrators all week.
A report suggesting future uses for the land will
be presented to Chapel Hill Town Council mem
bers at their weekly meeting at 7 p.m. today at
Chapel Hill Town Hall on North Columbia Street.
The planning committee spent six months con
sidering the key issues the town and University
will face once the land is developed, such as
transportation and neighborhood growth.
Town Council member Rosemary Waldorf,
who is a member of the committee, said Sunday
that the report was not final but was the first in
what should be a series of findings put forth by the
committee. The committee’s charge is to help
shape the town’s commentary on the issue.
“Our panel’s going to present our report, and
the agenda has been set up so there hopefully will
be plenty of time for the council to ask questions
and for them to receive comments from the pub
lic,” she said. Waldorf said the committee had
determined that five particular issues merited in
depth review: land use, environmental concerns,
neighborhood and town character, fiscal concerns,
and transportation issues. The committee sub
groups then issued a comprehensive report.
The committee was concerned that such a large
Police Break Up Crowd
Gathered at Union Bash
During the same weekend that armed
robberies and assaults kept Chapel Hill
police busy, local authorities helped Uni
versity Police control a large crowd that
gathered at the Student Union late Satur
The crowd that gathered in the Great
Hall for an evening party sponsored by
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was bro
ken up by Chapel Hill and University
police about 10 minutes before midnight,
according to Chapel Hill police reports.
a gun was SIOO for a 12-gauge automatic
shotgun, Davis said.
She said the group had ended up spend
ing about $5,000 on the guns. Most of the
money came from private donations and
fund-raisers, but when the task force ran
out offends, the group members paid $275
out of their own pockets.
Chapel Hill police Sgt. Harold Home
helped out with the event’s security and
appraised and made bids on the guns.
“There’s no question in my mind that the
guns bought today prevented something
tragic from happening, either through an
accident, a suicide or a violent crime.”
The 119 guns accumulated on Saturday
will be broken into pieces and will be made
into a sculpture by a local artist.
development would drain town coffers without
being reimbursed by the University. UNC does
not pay taxes for utilities and transportation ser
vices that would be provided to the developments.
Wayne Jones, UNC vice chancellor for busi
ness and finance, said that while the University
would take the town’s desires into consideration,
the final plans for the tracts would be drawn up by
Johnson, Johnson & Roy consultants and admin
istrators. “We’ll see how much can be accommo
dated and what can’t," Jones said. “I think that
certainly we’ll have some areas of agreement...
there will likely be some areas of disagreement.”
Since officials began talking about developing
UNC’s outlying tracts, residents and town leaders
have expressed concern about their interests being
a part of UNC’s long-range goals. In an effort to
achieve increased cooperation, UNC Chancellor
Paul Hardin promised in January that the Univer
sity would not develop the tracts for 18 months to
give the town time to consider new zoning laws.
By the fall, Jones said, plans for the tracts will
be firmer. “It’s the University’s land-use plan, not
the town’s land-use plan or anybody else’s,” he
said. “We can’t lose sight that it’s the University’s
land-use plan, and we want to do that in a way that
will be most compatible with the town’s goals.”
Jones said that whatever development came of
the tracts in the next 10 to 20 years, he didn’t
expect it to be as burdensome on Chapel Hill as
other large developments like Meadowmont could
be. “I don’t anticipate a large addition in hous
ing,” he said. “I mean there certainly will be some
housing involved, but nothing like 2,000 units.”
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The party was held in conjunction
with Alpha Phi Alpha’s annual Greek
Freak Invitational Step Show, which
had been held earlier in the evening
across the street from the Student Union
in Carmichael Auditorium.
Officer Lewis Walton of the Univer
sity Police said police had broken up the
party because the crowd had become
too large and some people were trying to
get into the party without paying.
See GREAT HALL, Page 2
Gun Buyback Results
In the second year of the Buy Back the
Hill program, police collected more guns
on one day than they did on two \
Saturdays last year. , '
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Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for
facilities, will be at tonight’s meeting to answer
questions and to help resolve any discrepancies.
One of the issues that might divide the Univer
sity and the town is the future of the Horace Will
iams Airport. The committee members want the
airport to cease operation, and University adminis
trators say the airport must continue to function.
Runberg said the airport needed to remain open
to serve the Area Health Education Centers project
affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine.
AHEC provides nonemergency health care train
ing and “fer-reaching services throughout the state,”
hesaid.Hesaidtheuseof other airports was not an
option because the group needed a runway within
a 15- to 20-minute drive from campus.
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