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Volume 103, Issue 31
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Laboratory Charged With
Homicide in Cancer Deaths
MILWAUKEE A laboratory was
charged with reckless homicide Wednes
day for allegedly misreading Pap smears
that could have saved the lives of two
District Attorney E. Michael McCann
brought the charges against Chem-Bio
Corp. of suburban Oak Creek in the case of
Dolores Geary and Karin Smith.
They died of cervical cancer after the
laboratory missed what experts testifying
at an inquest said were unmistakable signs
of cancer on their gynecological exams.
When detected early, cervical cancer can
be cured easily.
During the weekend, the inquest jury
had recommended reckless homicide
charges against the laboratory as well as
against a technician and the doctor who
oversaw the lab.
31 Killed, 51 Hurt in Raids
On Rwandan Refugee Camp
NAIROBI, Kenya— Raiders with as
sault rifles and grenades killed 31 people at
a Rwandan refugee camp and on a Zairian
island in Lake Kivu, a U.N. agency said
Fifty-one people were wounded in the
attacks, 10 seriously. Many were women
and children housed in the Birava camp on
the western shore of the lake, which sepa
rates Rwanda and Zaire.
The area has been the scene of numer
ous cross-border attacks, some ascribed to
bandits, others to former Rwandan sol
diers and militiamen in exile in Zaire.
U.N. officials were unsure whether the
attacks Tuesday night were conducted by
Rwandan Tutsis in retaliation for raids
into Rwanda by extremist Hutus, many of
whom are housed in Zairian refugee camps.
Mortar Hits Downtown
Sarajevo; Seven Wounded
Sarajevans got a bleak reminder of war’s
worst days Wednesday when a mortar
shell slammed into a crowded city street,
wounding seven people.
An Italian journalist, Maurizio Cucci,
later was slightly wounded when his mini
bus came under fire as he drove on an
exposed section of the road to the city’s
airport. The airport remained closed for a
fifth day after 10 shots hit a U.S. plane
flying for the United Nations.
International mediators scrapped a visit
to Sarajevo because Bosnian Serb rebels
failed to guarantee safety for their plane,
and they gave no sign their talks in neigh
boring Croatia and Yugosla via had yielded
any hope war would end soon.
Lee lacocca Group Offers
$22.8 Billion for Chrysler
DETROIT Chrysler Corp.’s biggest
shareholder and former Chairman Lee
lacocca teamed up Wednesday to make a
stunning $22.8 billion cash takeover offer
for the No. 3 automaker.
The $55-a-share proposal from casino
entertainment billionaire Kirk Kerkorian
and lacocca was more than 40 percent
higher than Tuesday’s closing stock price.
It would be the biggest American corpo
rate acquisition since the $25 billion take
over of tobacco-food conglomerate RJR
Nabisco Inc. six years ago.
The group, organized by Kerkorian’s
Las Vegas-based Tracinda Corp., is offer
ing to buy the 90 percent of Chrysler stock
not already owned by Tracinda.
Judge Dubious of Ousted
Juror's Claims of Racism
LOS ANGELES The judge in the
O.J. Simpson trial wasn’t impressed with
an ousted juror’s claim that a white panel
member had kicked her and had stomped
on another black juror’s foot, according to
court documents released today.
The judge also told attorneys that he not
only would interview dismissed juror
Jeanette Harris and the two other jurors
but that he might talk to each juror indi
vidually in private.
Harris was subpoenaed to meet privately
with the judge late Wednesday afternoon
after further testimony by police criminalist
In the sidebar, defense attorney Johnnie
Cochran Jr., who opposed Harris’ ouster,
cautioned the judge to be sensitive to her
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Consultants, Residents on Same Track
BY RYAN THORNBURG
UNC consultants seemed to generally
agree with members of Chapel Hill and
Carrboro advisory panels about the future
of the University’s Mason Farm and Horace
Williams tracts when they met Wednes
day night at the Friday Center.
Representatives from the Ann Arbor,
Mich.-based consulting firm Johnson,
Johnson & Roy suggested that much ofthe
University’s fiiture development should
occur on the Horace Williams site instead
of the larger Mason Farm location.
“It’s a real good feeling to know we’re
A fledgling owl tries out its wings in an Upper Quad tree Tuesday afternoon. A family of owls has made the campus trees its new home, to
the dismay of some pedestrians and the delight of others.
Re-Accreditation Final Report Released
BY WILL SAFER
With little fanfare, the official report on the
University’s self-study was introduced at a press
conference Wednesday morning. Chancellor Paul
Hardin said the report, the result of a two-year
review process, highlighted “the teaching mission
of the University.”
“Our goal is for an already superb University to
become even greater, year by year,” Hardin said.
The report, introduced by Darryl Gless, profes
sor of English and chairman of the report’s steer
Carrboro Mulls Plans
For Town Hall Growth
BY JENNIFER MARSHBURN
Lack of space in Carrboro’s town hall
was a topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s
Board of Aldermen meeting. Members
explored possible solutions to a growing
problem concerning the nearly 80-year-old
building. The building, which was built in
1917, is too small to accommodate
Carrboro’s needs, Alderman Jacquelyn
The aldermen heard from Dan Huffman
of Cherry Huffman Architects PA, who
spoke about ideas for the building’s reno
vation. Huffman presented an analysis of
the current structure, which included sev
eral areas in need of repair. Among these
areas were the electrical and plumbing
systems, which are outdated, Huffinan said.
Huffinan’s study also included space
needs for the building through the year
2010. The building now consists of 22,141
square feet for the town and 10,126 square
feet for the police department. The pro
jected space need for 2010 is 46,600 square
feet, Huffinan said.
the renovated space could be allocated
most effectively to the town departments
occupying town hall. Huffinan presented
If you won’t leave me alone, I’ll find someone who will.
Clmiml Hill, North CaroHu
THURSDAY, APRIL 13,1995
not going to be at loggerheads with the
University at every step of the way,” said
Chapel Hill advisory panel member Tim
Ward after hearing JJR’s presentation.
While the consultants have not begun
suggesting specific uses for all of the 2,200
acres on the two sites, they have identified
sites that would not be suitable for certain
types of development.
The consultants divided tjie sites into
five categories: previously committed land
on which there is already some type of
development, protected lands such as wet
lands and thick forests, open space buffer
that should protect surrounding neighbor
hoods from noise and light coming from
ing committee, has already been available in draft
form for several months. Gless said that with the
official version available, the University could
finally begin the process of exploring the 17 rec
ommendations and 73 suggestions it contained.
“I would be surprised if, by this fall, we didn’t
start seeing an elaborate process of change in the
way people think about what is necessary to im
prove the University,” Gless said.
He also said that with the official version avail
able, members of the General Assembly would
have concrete facts available to them as they
considered cuts to theUniversity’sbudget. “People
three schemes to the aldermen that demon
strated the options for renovation.
One scheme involved no off-site build
ing but rather an addition of three floors—
atacostofs3.7 million. The second scheme
consisted of an off-site structure for the
police department—at a projected cost of
$2.7 million. The third scheme consisted
of all on-site renovations with the excep
tion of the recreation and parks depart
ment, which would move to an off-site
location; that plan would cost $3 million
“We heard several different plans for
the renovation,” Alderman Jay Bryan
said. “We are not at the point where we are
making decisions yet. We are still weigh
ing the options in order to come up with the
most favorable plan."
The board did not decide to have imme
diate plans drawn up because of budget
restrictions, Gist said.
Bryan said none ofthe plans was official
Gist said that although no specific plan
had been selected, some type of renovation
“The fact is that we have outgrown our
townhall,”shesaid. “We can’t go on in the
current building without some change.
See TOWN HALL, Page 4
the developments, primary use areas, and
restricted use areas.
The amount of land available for pri
mary use on the Mason Farm tract is lim
ited to 31 acres, 2.4 percent of the whole
tract. The space is so limited because much
of the land on the tract is either already
developed or is environmentally sensitive.
Much of the usable area is in the northeast
ern half of the tract adjacent to Raleigh
The Friday Center, the N.C. Botanical
Garden, a biological preserve and several
UNC fraternities already take up 560 ofthe
1,300 acres, according to JJR representa
tives. Finley Golf Course was not desig
have been going around trading stories, anec
dotes, and most are inaccurate,” he said. “Now
they’ll have the facts.”
Gless said the greatest threat to the University
was the possibility of losing money for programs.
“We’ve had a lot of difficulty funding graduate
Jane Brown, professor of journalism and mass
communication and chairwoman of the Faculty
Council, said that the next likely step for the self
study process would be a parsing out of different
See SELF-STUDY, Page 2
Panel: Children Misunderstand Sexuality
Children have access to a plethora of
information through the media that might
cause them to be poorly socialized and full
of misconceptions about sexuality, gender
roles and violence, according to a presen
tation Wednesday night.
“The Media, Sex and Children, ” a mul
timedia presentation on the sexualization
of children in the media and its effects,
occurred in the Hanes Art Center audito
Jane Brown, a professor in the School of
Journalism and Mass Communication, and
Linnea Smith, a Chapel Hill psychiatrist,
made the presentation, and Jeannie
Newman of the School of Social Work
moderated the forum.
The presentation focused on the ways
the media institutionalizes children through
images of gender roles and sexuality. This
was reinforced through studies that in
cluded statistics that demonstrated the
impact of the media on adolescent sub
With increased media use, children have
been having sex at earlier ages, according
to the studies. By age 17, more than 70
percent of adolescents have already had
sex, the studies showed. Although contra
ceptive use has become more prevalent
See CHILDREN, Page 2
nated by the consultants as committed
land, meaning that it could be developed
for other use if so desired by University
Some talk was made Wednesday night
about either relocating the golf course on
the Mason Farm site or moving it to the
Horace Williams tract.
“The issue of potentially moving the
golf course from Mason Farm to Horace
Williams has been of great interest,” JJR
representative Dick Rigterink said. “Asa
result, JJR has put together a rationale for
a way of thinking about the golf course.”
Rigterink suggested that relocating the
golf course to Mason Farm’s floodplain,
Art on Campus
A team of 17 undergraduate art students announced Wednes
day that it believed that fellow students were vandalizing artwork
displayed outside of Hanes Art Center.
Members ofthe experimental Art Research Terminal of Chapel
Hill said in a press conference Wednesday morning that they had
set up a surveillance system to observe vandalism of sculptures in
the grassy courtyard on the south side of Hanes Art Center.
XARTCH surveyed the sculptures from March 22 to 25 and
from April 5 through Saturday. Unfortunately, the vandalism of
the sculptures was not limited to these dates. On Tuesday night, a
piece valued at $250 was stolen.
Team member Jim Webb said students had watched from the
second floor of Hanes Art Center as passers-by carried out both
violent and nonviolent acts on the sculptures.
“We spent eight evenings observing 11 sculptures between the
hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. We surveyed for a total of 44 hours and
witnessed 11 acts of vandalism,” Webb said. “Six ofthe 11
sculptures were destroyed.”
He said the team thought that most, if not all, of the vandals
were University students.
Tearn member Carolyn Payne said the sculptures were set up to
make surveillance easy for the group.
“We placed the pieces with the whole thing in mind,” she said.
“We had a powerful halogen lamp illuminating the sculptures.”
Tearn members recorded the vandalism, using black-and-white
still photography as well as video cameras. The members also took
turns observing the sculptures and writing their observations in
The creation and surveillance of the art was part of a perfor
mance art project supervised by Minnesota-based performance
artist Billy Curmano, the art department’s spring semester “artist
“Some of the team’s participants actually interviewed the van
dals immediately after the acts were committed,” Curmano said.
Two female team members hid in the bushes surrounding the
courtyard and witnessed a vandal attacking a sculpture with a
screwdriver, Curmano said. The team members confronted the
vandal, asking him why he was destroying their art projects.
“They told him that he was mining their grade in art class, and
they asked him why he did what he did, ” Curmano said. “Then the
vandal said something to the effect that since he didn’t see anyone
around, he thought he would have been able to get away with it.”
Murat Dirlik, a project participant, said XARTCH had pictures
of several people destroying the artwork.
“We observed punching and kicking, and somebody stabbed
my sculpture with a screwdriver,” Dirlik said. “We may file felony
charges and/or demand monetary compensation.”
Kathy Ching, whose work was also vandalized, said it would
not be difficult to identify the students who had vandalized the
sculptures. “We have videotapes of the vandals with sound,”
See VANDALISM, Page 4
MfcS . M
Dr. Linnea Smith and Professor Jane Brown, chairwoman of the Faculty
Council, presided over a discussion about the effects of sex in the media on
children Wednesday night in Hanes Art Center auditorium. Smith presented a
slide show illustrating examples of child exploitation in famous magazines and
national advertising campaigns.
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which has the potential to flood at least
once every 100 years, would give UNC
more space for building. But he also said
the issue had been discussed with officials
and still remained unresolved.
The Chapel Hill advisory board con
curred with the JJR advisers for the most
part about the usability of Mason Farm.
The town panel was concerned with trans
portation problems that could arise if more
development were added along the already
congested N.C. 54 Bypass.
Of the 970 acres on the Horace Will
iams site west of Airport Road, 320 acres
See DEVELOPMENT, Page 4