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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Israeli Forces Kill Three
HEBRON, West Bank lsraeli secu
rity forces on Sunday ambushed and shot
dead three Palestinians the army said were
en route to a planned attack on Israelis.
As the army clamped a curfew on nearby
Hebron, leaders and supporters of the
Hamas fundamentalist group to which the
men belonged said others would take their
place and would continue attacking Israe
Abu Shuker, 35, who lives next to the
ambush site, said the Israelis had been
dressed as Arabs and had ambushed the
men as they drove through an olive grove,
firing “until they were sure the Palestin
ians were dead.”
The Israeli army spokesman’s office said
that security forces had clashed with a
“terrorist cell” and that three Palestinians
had been killed.
Government Forces Break
Serb Lines Near Sarajevo
Government soldiers broke through Serb
lines south of Sarajevo on Sunday to seize
territory on another strategic mountain
and several villages, military reports said.
Signs of disarray were emerging in the
Bosnian Serb leadership as government
troops chip away at Serb-held territory.
Both sides are gearing for a resumption of
heavy fighting when a failed four-month
cease-fire officially expires May 1.
The Bosnian presidency on Sunday or
dered formation of military reserve units
regardless of sex or age. Little detail was
Tension has escalated throughout
Bosnia and particularly in Sarajevo.
Prosecutors In O.J. Trial
Focus on Blood Evidence
LOS ANGELES —Three months and
about 40 witnesses into testimony, pros
ecutors have yet to present a single piece of
physical evidence positively linking O.J.
Simpson to the murders.
Their opportunity is coming up in what
is being called the make-or-break phase of
thecase. Prosecutors have pointed to gloves
and a hat, blood spots and shoe prints
all, so far, unconnected to anyone.
Now, with the focus shifting to blood
evidence, legal experts say the prosecution
will have its chance to win or lose.
Will the bloody glove found at Simpson’s
estate prove to match his blood and the
victims’? Will hairs in the ski cap show the
same characteristics as Simpson’s hair?
Gingrich Plan to Give D.C.
Residents Vote in Congress
WASHINGTON, D C. - House
Speaker Newt Gingrich would like to make
Washington, D.C., a Maryland congres
sional district and give city residents full
voting rights in Congress, a published re
port said Sunday.
The district’s6oo,ooo residents currently
have a nonvoting delegate in the House
and no representation in the Senate.
Quoting unidentified federal and con
gressional sources, the Washington Times
said Gingrich’s plan called for a House
member with full voting privileges and for
the chance to vote for Maryland’s two
The House seat technically would be
come Maryland’s 9th Congressional Dis
Police: Cult Using Model
Guns to Create Arsenal
TOKYO Members of the religious
cult suspected in the nerve gas attack on
Tokyo’s subway were converting model
guns into functioning weapons, police said
Handguns are banned in Japan, but
modelguns are legal. Police said they found
five replica guns in the process of being
retooled in a search late Wednesday of the
office of two cult followers.
Last week, police found dozens of auto
matic rifle parts in a car owned by the cult,
Aum Shinri Kyo, or Supreme Truth. Offi
cials suspect the parts were made at a sect
The Kyodo News Service reported to
day that a notebook seized from an ar
rested cult official contained plans for buy
ing tanks and other military goods from
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of
rain; high mid-70s.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, 20 percent
chance of rain; high upper 70s.
System Schools Join Fight Against Cuts
BY KELLY LOJK
The looming threat of budget cuts has
concerned the University and N.C. State
University for months, but the majority of
UNC-system campuses across the state are
beginning to get
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the wake-up call.
For many of
the schools, the
news of the General Assembly’s proposal
to severely cut the UNC system’s funding
is coming from UNC-CH’s student lead
On April 6, the House Subcommittee
on Education approved a proposal to re
duce the system’s budget by S4B million,
which cuts $22 million deeper than Gov.
Jim Hunt proposed in February.
The battle to slash funds for higher edu-
UNC's Brian Whitlock is greeted by his teammates after his grand slam, which gave the Tar Heels an 11-3 lead over Duke and drove a knife into the Blue
Devils' hearts. UNC would go on to dig that blade much deeper by scoring 14 more runs in its 254 victory Sunday. The win completed a three-game sweep.
Williamson’s First Day
In Open Court Today
BY RYAN THORNBURG
Wendell Justin Williamson, the former
UN C law student who is accused of killing
two men during a Jan. 26 shooting spree on
Henderson Street, is scheduled to have his
first public court hearing in Hillsborough
since being indicted on 15 criminal charges.
Williamson has been in custody in
Raleigh’s Central Prison since being re
leased in early February from UNC Hospi
tals after being treated for two gunshot
wounds to the leg he received on Jan. 26.
The pretrial conference will take place
in Orange County Superior Court in
Hillsborough sometime today. Williamson,
originally from Clyde, stands accused of
two counts of first-degree murder, two
counts of firing into an occupied dwelling
and 11 counts of assault with a deadly
Superior Court Judge F. Gordon Battle
will preside over the hearing, in which
Williamson’s lawyers, Chapel Hill attor
ney Kirk Osborn and public defender James
Williams, will discuss issues of the case
with the judge and with Orange-Chatham
District Attorney Carl Fox, who will be
prosecuting the case. Battle is expected to
preside over the actual trial when it comes
before a jury in late summer or early fall.
Topics for discussion will be brought up
by Battle and evaluated by the prosecuting
and defense attorneys. Typical topics of
discussion at this type of hearing regularly
include whether the defendant is mentally
or physically fit to stand trial and whether
the death penalty is appropriate in the case.
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cation has caught many campus commu
nities off guard, and UNC-CH student
government leaders are furiously trying to
arm them with information.
“We hope to push the buttons on other
campuses, and it appears that some of
those buttons are stuck,” Student Body
President Calvin Cunningham said.
Cunningham is working with faculty
and staff at the University to coordinate a
systemwide protest rally Wednesday. “At
UNC, we rally every spring, and it’s oldhat
so at most of the other schools in the
The Quieter Fronts
Many student leaders throughout the
UNC system said students on their cam
puses either were not aware of the budget
See CUTS, Page 2
Fox filed papers
in Orange County
District Court in
February asking for
the death penalty if
Williamson is con
victed. Fox cited
circumstances in the
case that he said re
quired him by law
to seek capital pun
ishment in the case.
the death penalty
placed full-page ads
case of WENDELL
go to trial in late
summer or early fall.
in several Triangle newspapers calling for
Fox to relent on his recommendation of
the death penalty. Signers of the advertise
ment asked that prosecutors consider
Williamson’s past academic record and
his diagnosed mental illness as reasons not
to seek capital punishment.
Williamson has been diagnosed as hav
ing paranoid schizophrenia and reportedly
had outbursts in the classroom while in law
school at UNC. His mental state is likely
to be a topic of discussion today in the
The prosecution may ask for an exami
nation of Williamson’s mental condition
to counter any possible defense claims that
their client was not in a fit mental state at
the time of the incident.
Any sort of defense based on mental
state has not been filed by the defense and
most likely will not be known until
Williamson enters his plea at the trial.
UNC Students Combat Budget With Rally, Campaigns
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Student leaders are taking an active
role in protesting budget cuts by educat
ing their peers through door-to-door in
formational campaigns and by sponsor
ing a rally in Polk Place on Wednesday.
The Student Budget Defense Coali
tion will sponsor a rally from noon to 1
p.m. Wednesday in front of South Build
ing. The rally will be an opportunity for
students, faculty and the University com
munity to speed: out against the budget
Steve Hoffmann, president of the
Graduate and Professional Student Fed
eration, said he expected students from
UNC Celebrates 25 Years of Earth Day
What used to be a special-interest move
ment has turned into a global campaign to
promote an appreciation of our environ
ment and an awareness of what can be
done to correct the problems facing it.
This week’s Earth Week, sponsored by
the Student Environmental Action Coali
tion and the National Institute for the En
vironment, is just one of many programs
across the nation commemorating Earth
Day, which is Sat
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“This being the \
of Earth Day, it fShrfh WgAfc
gives us the chance rainy
to look back on the
to look forward at
our future,” said
Ameena Batada, former co-chairwoman
This year’s Earth Day celebration has
been expanded to cover a whole week,
including events such as an Earth Fair, a
tour through the N.C. Botanical Garden
and two multimedia presentations on Costa
“As students, we need to make our
voices heard that protecting the earth and
its creatures is a high priority, ” said Christy
Santoro, co-chairwoman of Environmen
tal Education for Kids, a subcommittee of
Santoro, a senior from Chapel Hill, said
that SEAC had sponsored only one day of
activities in past years but that it had ex
panded it this year because of Earth Day’s
“We hope that students will take time
schools to attend the
rally. “About 200
people attended last
time. This time I
hope 1,000 attend,
and I think there is a
very good chance
with this effort.
“I think a lot of
people from N.C.
“It’s going to be a
type thing. We’re all
in this together.”
Student Body Vice
SWAN said she hoped
would send a message
to the legislature.
this week to learn something new or to
write a letter to their congressmen and also
to take some time to enjoy the things we
take for granted in Chapel Hill,” she said.
Several of the events are cosponsored
by other campus groups including the Cam
pus Y, Sangam, Great Decisions and the
Study Abroad office.
“In the past, Earth Day has gotten more
commercialized, and it’s turned into some
thing people don’t necessarily see the mo
tives behind or what it means,” said Mar
garet Corley, co-chairwoman of SEAC.
“This year, we’re trying to do things to
increase awareness of the issues through
more educational programs.”
Corley, a sophomore from Chapel Hill,
said the group wanted to design events that
promoted education and action rather than
fund raising or just buying something to
promote the week.
One such educational program is a tour
ofthe Botanical Garden at 3 p.m. Wednes
“North Carolina has one of the best
botanical gardens in the country, and very
few students utilize it,” Santoro said. “It’s
a lot more accessible than students realize,
but a lot of people don’t even know where
Students and community members will
meet tour guides in the Pit to travel down
to the trail, which starts from the baseball
field, she said.
Global Jeopardy, which is scheduled
for noon on Wednesday, will allow stu
dents to participate in a 5- to 10- minute
Jeopardy game centered around environ
mental issues, said Batada, a senior from
North York, Ontario.
Participants will be able to win environ
mentally sound prizes.
At 11 a.m. Friday, students and com
munity members can participate in a “Free
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Members of the coalition are also urg
ing faculty to attend the rally with stu
dents and to discuss the effects of the
budget cuts in class on Wednesday,
Student Body Vice President Amy
Swan said the coalition’s goal was to
have rallies on all 16 campuses at the
same time Wednesday.
“We want to send the message to the
General Assembly that budget cuts to
the University are going to result in fewer
classes, lower salaries things that are
going to decrease the quality of our edu
cation, which means a less qualified work
force,” Swan said.
See STUDENTS, Page 2
BY ADAM GUSMAN
University committees will continue to
meet during the next several months to
discuss possible uses for UNC’s Horace
Williams and Mason Farm tracts, Bruce
Runberg, associate vice chancellor for fa
cilities management, said Thursday.
The Faculty Advisory Committee and
the Buildings and Grounds Committee will
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as developable by representatives from
Johnson, Johnson & Roy, an Ann Arbor,
Michigan-based land-use consulting firm.
“We’re going to be very busy,” Runberg
JJ&R visited campus last week to re
ceive input from the faculty committee,
University officials, town advisory boards
from Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and the
general public. The consultants will return
Sept. 20 to begin assigning possible uses to
the outlying areas.
The towns’ advisory panels have agreed
with JJ&R’s assessment that much of the
University’s future development should
occur on the Horace Williams site instead
of the larger Mason Farm tract, which is
also located closer to central campus.
JJ&R designated only 31 of Mason
Farm’s 1,300 acres as a primary develop
ment zone, avoiding a biological preserve,
theN.C. Botanical Garden andmany acres
See LAND USE, Page 2
Monday, noon. Rainmaker's Mountain
of Costa Rica Slide Show
Presentation, Student Union 226
3:30 p.m., Sense Tour at the
Botanical Gardens, Campus Y
7 p.m.. Carnivore Preservation Trust
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Sangam Dance
in the Pit
7 p.m., N.C. Alliance for Democracy,
Wednesday, noon, Global Jeopardy
in the Pit
3 p.m., Tour of Herbs and Conserva
tion of Medicinal Plants in the Pit
7 p.m.. Multimedia Costa Rica with
Jamie Howard from Study
Abroad, 209 Manning
Thursday. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Big Buddy
Scavenger Hunt in the Pit
5:30 p.m.. Protect Our Woods with
speaker Sandy McGarrah, Student
7 p.m., Christianity and the
Environment with speaker Sandy
McGarrah, 209 Manning
Friday, 11 a.m.. Earth Day: Free the
Planet Rally in the Pit
Noon to 4 p.m.. Earth Day Celebra
tion, McCorkle Place
the Planet” rally co-sponsored by SEAC
and Greencorps, a national organization
that promotes environmental service. The
purpose of the rally is to get people inter
ested in environmental issues, especially
See EARTH WEEK, Page 2