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IN THE NEWS
Top stones from the state, nation and world
Interstate Slaying Suspect
Waives Extradition Right
KINGSPORT, Tenn.—A North Caro
lina trucker suspected in tailings along in
terstate highways in several states waived
extradition Monday and will be returned
to Tennessee, authorities said.
Sean Patrick Goble of Asheboro, who
has confessed to two killings, will be held
in the Forsyth County jail until Tennessee
authorities pick him up.
Goble, 28, waived extradition at a hear
ing Monday in Winston-Salem that lasted
no more than 10 minutes. Security was
tight, with at least six uniformed officers
and other plainclothes officers around
Goble, who was dressed in dark blue cov
eralls and wore a leg chain.
Goble, who waived his right to an attor
ney and represented himself, stood with
his hands crossed behind his back while
District Court Judge Ron Spivey explained
the extradition process to him.
Court Rejects Settlement
In GM Gas Tank Lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA A $1.9 billion
plus settlement under which General Mo
tors pickup owners would have gotten
SI,OOO coupons toward new trucks was
overturned Monday by an appeals court
that questioned the agreement’s fairness.
The case involved the “sidesaddle” fuel
tanks GM put on trucks built from 1973 to
1987. Last fall, Transportation Secretary
Federico Pena said the trucks were prone
to catch fire in a crash, and he blamed the
tanks for 150 deaths.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
said the federal judge who approved the
settlement in 1993 failed to fully investi
gate the worth of the certificates.
300 Passengers Evacuated
From English Channel Ferry
ST. HELIER, Channel Islands—Three
hundred passengers rushed into lifeboats
after a damaged twin-hulled hydrofoil be
gan taking on water Monday between Jer
sey and other Channel islands. About 50
people were injured.
All but the captain and crew were evacu
ated within an hour to rescue boats after
the French craft suffered damage to one of
its hulls 40 miles west of the Normandy
coast. Jersey harbor master Roy Bullen
said it was “quite likely” the hydrofoil had
hit a rock.
The St. Malo ferry, listing in moderate
four-foot seas, was towed to the Jersey
shore by a French tug. The incident oc
curred about 10 a.m. a mile off Corbier
Video Deflates Defense's
Allegations of Wrongdoing
LOS ANGELES—Fighting videotape
with videotape, prosecutors in the O.J.
Simpson trial Monday countered a major
defense allegation by showing footage that
appears to depict a criminalist receiving
Simpson’s blood from police.
Newly discovered news video with a
time code shows Detective Philip Vannatter
carrying a gray envelope of the kind that
police technician Dennis Fung said con
tained Simpson’s blood.
Later on the tape, Fung is holding the
envelope and what he said was a plastic
bag he used to carry the envelope.
The defense, using its own videotape
from a TV news report last week, accused
Vannatter of wrongdoing for not turning
the blood over to Fung the evening after
Simpson’s wife and her friend were mur
U.S. Still Hopeful as Trade
Talks Witli Japan Resume
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Trade talks
between the United States and Japan re
sumed Monday with Clinton administra
tion officials sounding hopeful despite the
absence of evidence the Japanese would
lower barriers to auto imports.
The administration is absolutely com
mitted to breaking down barriers in Japan
that deny access to competitive foreign
autos and auto parts, said a U.S. official
who requested anonymity.
The official said he was optimistic even
though preliminary talks last weekbetween
low-level negotiators had produced no real
The talks resumed Monday at a higher
level led by deputy trade representatives.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Variably cloudy, 20 percent
chance of rain; high low 80s.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy, 20
percent chance of rain; high low 80s.
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Few Students Attend Speakoul to Protest Budget Cuts
Student leaders and one senior bashed
the budget cuts at the Speakout Against
Budget Cuts held Monday in the Pit, which
was sponsored by Campus Y and student
Mike Barbee, co-vice president of the
Black Student Movement, said he believed
students were not taking the budget cuts
“I sense apathy among the students,”
Barbee said. “I don’t think students are
taking it too seriously.”
Merald Holloway, co-vice president of
the BSM, agreed. “Lack of student in
volvement is going to allow the legislation
to pass (the cuts),” he said. “It’s like having
a small amount of constituents voting.”
Holloway and Barbee encouraged stu
dents to attend Wednesday’s rally to pro
test the budget cuts.
Holloway repeated the need for stu
dents to realize that the cuts would affect
everyone on campus. He said he hoped
there would be a bigger turnout Wednes
Campus Y Committee Coordinator
Emily Roth, who organized the speakout,
said that although students might think
they could not do anything to stop the cuts,
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Dirk Spruyt takes a poll Monday afternoon to determine where people want their taxes spent. Spruyt said the poll was
an effort to get people to think about how they wanted their taxes spent and how the government actually spent them.
Faculty Defend Policy
On Amorous Relations
BY BETH GLENN
Despite the recent controversy over a
faculty-student sexual relationship that re
sulted in a lawsuit, faculty members have
had a muted reaction to the chancellor’s
policy prohibiting such relations in many
The policy, enacted April 3, prohibits
amorous relations between a student and
any member of the faculty or instructional
staff evaluating or supervising the student.
The policy does not prohibit faculty and
staff members from having relationships
with students outside the instructional or
supervisory context, but it states that such
outside amorous relationships might lead
to difficulties, especially when the parties
are in the same or related departments.
Although UNC sexual harassment of
ficer Judith Scott said this policy was one
of the strongest policies she was aware of,
others think the policy does not go far
Chapel Hill attorney Terry Ham said
Monday that he believed that all faculty
student amorous relationships should be
prohibited not just relationships with stu
dents whom professors instructed or evalu
“The professor is in an advantage posi
tion because of his authority position,”
Ham said. “I’m not sure it (amorous rela
tions between faculty and students) has
any business in the University setting.”
However, faculty seem to support the
policy in its current form.
Jan Elliot, a professor of journalism and
mass communication, said she knew of
several cases where professors and stu
dents had dated and eventually married,
they could make a difference.
“I’m from New York state, where bud
get cuts that were more severe than ours
were defeated by students,” she said. “We
are not powerless.”
Roth also reminded students of
Wednesday’s rally, and she said it would
be highly publicized.
“We need to show people that we care,
and we can do that by attending the rally
on Wednesday,” she said.
Roth opened the microphone to the
audience members, asking them to speak
out against the budget cuts. Campus Y
members distributed fliers listing informa
tion about the budget cuts and about how
students could help in the fight against the
Carolina Athletic Association President
Anthony Reid spoke briefly. "Rallying
against the legislature is a good way to
show people we are interested and care
about our education,” he said.
Nathan Darling, student body treasurer,
said student government leaders had asked
D.G. Martin, UNC vice president of pub
lic affairs, for advice on challenging the
“Martin said student involvement on
all 16 UNC campuses was the most effec
tive way for the budget to be kept from
passing,” Darling said. “He said we have
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but she said that the professors never had
taught or evaluated the students and that
the marriages had occurred after the stu
“This policy puts in writing something
that faculty have always known don’t
get involved romantically with your stu
dents," Elliot said. “Our major concern
should be that the faculty don’t do any
thing that makes students uncomfortable
or puts pressure on them.”
Faculty Council Chairwoman Jane
Brown, who is married to a former student
of hers, said that the faculty and other
groups had contributed to the policy in its
draft stages and that, therefore, the final
document was no surprise.
“I think it is appropriate for a campus of
our size to have such a policy so all are
clear about what the community norms
and standards are,” Brown said.
The policy’s section on student-faculty
relationships within departments or within
related departments states: “Relations that
the involved parties view as consensual
may be disruptive to unit activities and
appear to others to be exploitive. Further,
in these and other situations, the faculty or
instructional staff member may face seri
ous conflicts of interest.”
The policy strongly cautions faculty in
intradepartmental relationships to “be most
careful to remove themselves from involve
ment with any decisions that may penalize
or reward the student.”
The policy has attracted public atten
tion recently as court papers came to light.
In January, Ako Shimada, ajunioratUNC,
was taken to court in connection with her
sexual relationship with James Williams,
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to write the legislature, call them, have our
parents call and write them.”
Darling said he thought students could
keep the proposed budget from passing if
everyone made an effort to contact mem
bers of the legislature.
One student spoke against the budget
cuts. Jasme Kelly, a senior from Durham,
said everyone had heard that the budget
cuts were bad. “They are taking money out
of Davis, taking money away from our
computers,” she said.
Kelly said computers were necessary
for competition in the United States and
the world. She said that if the budget cuts
passed, the University’s computers would
be taken away, along with its ability to
compete with other universities.
Kelly also said that if the budget cuts
materialized, many parents might not be
able to pay the higher tuition.
“If the legislature increases tuition, they
will be shooting themselves in the foot
since we are tomorrow,” she said.
Roth said that Provost Richard
McCormick was supposed to speak at
Monday’s speakout, but he did not attend.
The Wednesday rally will be held from
noon to 1 p.m at Polk Place in front of
South Building. Another speakout will be
held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
today in the Pit.
Anti-Nuclear Talks Begin in New York
Talks on whether to extend the 25-year
old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty be
gan Monday afternoon at the United Na
tions with speeches by the organization’s
secretary-general, Boutros Boutros-Ghali,
and the director general of the Interna
tional Atomic Energy Agency.
The United States and other nuclear
powers want an indefinite extension of the
treaty, designed to block the spread of
But some Third World countries prefer
periodic short-term extensions, tied to con
crete progress toward general nuclear dis
Opening the conference, Boutros-Ghali
sidestepped the issueofextensionbuturged
the nuclear powers to move toward even-
Man Arrested in Connection With Rape Charge
Suspect Linked by Police to
February Assault of
Woman in her Apartment
Chapel Hill police charged a man on
Thursday with one count of rape, one
count ofburglary and one count oflridnap
ping, all in connection with a Feb. 19
incident at Laurel Ridge Apartments.
Clarence Earl Edwards, 39, of 1119
Sesame Road was arrested at 8:15 p.m.
while he was visiting his relatives living at
128 Johnson St., and he was taken into
custody, a Chapel Hill police report states.
Edwards was placed in Orange County
Jail under a $20,000 secured bond Thurs
Jasme Kelly, a senior from Durham, urges students to fight tuition increases
Monday in the Pit. The executive committee of Campus Y sponsored the
speakout to raise awareness of the new budget proposals.
Suspect to Have
BY JENNIFER FREER
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
An Orange County Superior Court judge
during a pretrial hearing in Hillsborough
on Monday ordered Wendell Williamson,
the suspect in a Jan. 26 shooting spree on
to undergo psycho
ing blue prisoner’s
garb, arrived in
court about 15 min
utes before the pre
with his lawyers,
James Williams and
Chapel Hill attor
ney Kirk Osborn.
will enter a plea
on June 19.
sheriff’s deputies and two plainclothed of
ficers escorted Williamson as he entered
the courtroom on crutches.
Superior Court Judge F. Gordon Battle
heard the concerns of the defense team and
ofOrange-Chatham District Attorney Carl
tual elimination of
The first day’s
agenda also in
cluded addresses by
Secretary of State
pher and by Hans
Blix, head of the
IAEA, which has
conference has two
said Lucy Webster,
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opened the meeting of
press officer for the
conference. The 178 nations attending the
conference will review the current Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty and decide the
treaty’s future, Webster said.
day. As of Monday, he had not posted
bond and remained in custody.
Edwards is scheduled to make his first
court appearance today in Orange County
District Court in Hillsborough, according
to the police report.
Chapel Hill police spokeswoman Jane
Cousins said that on Feb. 19, a man broke
into a Laurel Ridge apartment on N.C. 54
Bypass. He entered through theapartment’s
sliding door, Cousins said.
A woman living in the apartment re
ported to Chapel Hill police that she heard
noises and woke up at 4:40 a.m. to find a
man in her bedroom, Cousins said.
“A man broke into an apartment while
a women slept upstairs,” she said. “She
awoke and found him in her bed.”
The man grabbed the woman, and a
struggle followed causing them both to fall
down the stairs inside the apartment, Cous-
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Fox involving motions to be considered
and a request that Williamson undergo
Williamson has been charged with two
counts of first-degree murder and 13 re
lated felony counts in connection with the
shootings that left UNC sophomore Kevin
Reichardt and Chapel Hill resident Ralph
Monday’s conference dealt only with
the two murder charges, and Battle ap
pointed Osborn and Williams also to de
fend Williamson against the 13 additional
charges that have been filed against him
Fox described the events the day of the
shooting: “Orange County officers were
alerted of a person carrying a gun and
(who) appeared to have shot an individual
on Henderson Street.”
According to Fox’s statement in court,
Walker was shot several times and killed.
The gunman then confronted Reichardt
on a bike and shot him As Reichardt
crawled away, the gunman shot him again
and Reichardt also died, Fox said.
He explained that the gunman had
turned to a vehicle and fired shots into the
car, shooting a police officer in the hand.
Shots were exchanged between the gun-
See WILLIAMSON, Page 2
She also said separate committees at the
talks would review the current treaty by
discussing nuclear weapons issues, nuclear
materials and the peaceful uses of nuclear
The parties will extend the treaty if a
majority of the 178 state representatives
vote to do so, Webster said. The three
newest state parties, Macedonia,
Micronesia and Palau, joined the 175 par
ties from previous meetings, she said.
Since it was signed, the treaty has stipu
lated that no countries other than the United
States, Great Britain, France, China and
Russia, the five nations that possessed a
nuclear weapons program at the time of
the treaty’s signing, were to develop a
nuclear weapons program, said Jennifer
Weeks, an arms control lobbyist for the
See NUCLEAR, Page 7
He threatened the woman with a knife
that she never saw, Cousins said. The as
sailant then raped the woman and left the
two-story apartment through the sliding
door on the first floor.
The woman sustained minor injuries
from the struggle. She was treated at UNC
Hospitals and released, police reports state.
At the time of the incident, the woman
gave officers from the Chapel Hill Police
Department a description of her assailant.
The description led police to Edwards,
Edwards faces burglary and kidnapping
charges as well as rape charges in connec
tion with the incident.
Cousins said the burglary charges ap
plied in the case because the assailant who
See ARREST, Page 2