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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Clinton Strives to Refocus
Attention on His Agenda
WASHINGTON, D.C. President
Clinton tried to reclaim attention for his
agenda Tuesday with his first prime-time
news conference since Republicans seized
control of Congress. But the event gener
ated little enthusiasm among broadcast
by White House
aides in advance
President Calls for
Of Welfare Reform
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as an effort, with Congress out of town, to
stake out new ground for the battles follow
ing the GOP’s 100-day drive.
Clinton is challenging Congress to com
plete its work on welfare reform by July 4,
said presidential spokesman Mike
Air Force Officials Among
Eight Dead as Jet Crashes
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. lnvest
igators recovered the black box recorders
Tuesday from the wreckage of a military
jet that crashed in flames, killing eight
people, including an assistant Air Force
secretary and a two-star general.
The C-21, an Air Force version of the
Learjet, went down in a residential neigh
borhood Monday evening about four miles
short of the Alexander City airport.
The passenger jet, with a crew of two
and six passengers, had left Andrews Air
Force Base in Maryland for Randolph Air
Force Base at San Antonio.
The crew members reported trouble and
headed for Maxwell Air Force Base in
Montgomery, some 50 miles from
Alexander City, but then decided they
needed a closer airstrip and tried to reach
the Alexander City airport, officials said.
Third World Makes Claims
At Nuclear Treaty Meeting
UNITED NATIONS Foreign min
isters from “north” and “south” drew the
lines Tuesday for a diplomatic battle over
the treaty that has kept nuclear arms in
check for a quarter-century.
In the second day of a conference to
renew the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty, Nigeria’s foreign minister, Tom
Drimi, staked out the position of Third
Many states without nuclear weapons
want only limited, periodic extensions of
the treaty, renewals made contingent on
progress toward general nuclear disarma
Ikimi called for “a program of action to
achieve a nuclear-free world in the 21st
2nd Day of U.S .-Japanese
Talks Yields Little Progress
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two days of
high-level talks aimed at lowering Japa
nese barriers to U.S. cars and car parts
ended Tuesday with no signs of progress.
Clinton administration officials, in care
fully chosen words, refused to say whether
the absence of any breakthrough meant the
United States was any closer to carrying
out a threat to impose stiff tariffs on Japa
Private economists said the rise in the
yen’s value and the dollar’s slide could
increase pressure on Japan to open its
markets to more foreign products to help
reduce its huge trade surplus. But analysts
said they doubted the Japanese govern
ment was at the point of exposing its auto
industry to more competition.
Extremists Killed in Police
Raid in Southern Egypt
CAIRO, Egypt Police killed eight
suspected extremists in their latest effort to
quash the Islamic insurgency in southern
Egypt, government and security officials
Five were killed during a raid Tuesday
on their hideout in Mallawi, 160 miles
south of Cairo, said Egypt’s interior minis
ter, Hassan el-Alfy. The five dead included
a pharmacist believed to be the local ring
The others were killed Monday in a raid
on their hideout in sugar cane fields out
side Aswan, 425 miles south of Cairo.
Security officials said the three were wanted
on chatges of running weapons and explo
sives from neighboring Sudan.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Partly cloudy, 20 percent
chance of rain; high mid-80s.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy; high 80-
Campus Urged to Skip Class, Fight Cuts
BY STEPHEN LEE
Students leaders urged students to take an active stance in
fighting the proposed budget cuts to the UNC system in Tuesday’s
speakout against the cuts in the Pit.
The speakout, the second this week, was intended to raise
awareness about the cuts and to drum up support for today’s
campus-wide rally in Polk Place at noon in front of South Build
Mandy Hitchcock, minister of information for the Campus Y,
said it was vital for students to get involved in the fight to stop
proposed budget cuts.
She said attending today’s rally and writing letters to represen
tatives would help a great deal.
“This University is ours, and we’re not going to let them take
it away from us,” she said. “We can’t let this happen to our
University and education. Walk out of classes with your profes
sors. Let the legislature know you care what happens. Asa
student, there are really a lot of things you can do."
Hitchcock told a story about how someone saved the lives of
two children drowning in a lake and said this showed what the
power of one person can accomplish.
“What do you think we can do with the power of a couple
thousand?” she said. “We are on the edge of sinking and we have
to save each other.”
Teresa Nowlin, co-president of the Campus Y, said some of the
possible effects of budget cuts would include less courses and
decreasing computer and library services.
“For them to take public education away is unfair,” she said.
Joanne Werdel, co-chairwoman of Project Literacy, said she
would have a difficult time paying for her tuition because her
salary would not be increasing.
Luv Javia, co-chairman of the Hunger and Homelessness
Outreach Project (HOPE), said he only recently learned of the
threatening proposal and was surprised how negatively UNC
would be affected.
He said he was upset about tuition hikes and the probability of
UNC’s rankings going down.
“It makes me mad,” he said. “If this keeps going down, there’s
nobody going to be coming here.”
Jessica Bailey, co-chairwoman of People Organized for
Womens’ Empowerment and Rights (POWER), said she was
discouraged by the apathetic attitudes of some students. Students
might not be affected right now but will feel the effects of the cuts
in the future when they go job hunting, she said.
Senior Gift Career Database Goes On-Line
BY SUSAN HAZELDEAN
Seniors needing help in finding post
graduation employment were happy to hear
that the Senior Class of 1995 Career Search
database was pronounced fully on-line
A number of bugs surfaced in the pro
gram after it was installed two weeks ago.
“There were some problems with the color
scheme, for one thing,” 1995 Senior Class
President Mike Crisp said Tuesday.
Senior Qass Marshal Rob Killar said
the database should run smoothly as the
final few problems were cleared up by late
Thursday. “The system actually opened
two weeks ago, and since then students
have been able to go and sign up to use it. ”
The database was chosen as the 1995
Senior Qass Gift after a lengthy selection
process. “We solicited ideas and proposals
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Neelam Patel, a member of Sangam, performs garba, a
traditional Indian folk dance, Tuesday in the Pit. The
performance was part of the festivities for Earth Week,
which commemorates the 25th anniversary of Earth Day.
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom —and lakes die.
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Loreleis, an all-female student a cappella singing group, performs as part of Tuesday's speakout against sweeping state budget cuts.
“That’s what’s bothering me the apathy that’s out there,”
Bailey said. “Maybe you will be out ofhere in three years. You still
will be affected. A degree from this university won’t mean a lot.”
Brad King, co-chairman of Campus Y, said the budget cuts
would threaten all aspects of the University.
He said there would be less diversity on campus because out
of-state students would not be able to afford UNC. He also said
faculty members needed an increase in salary that would do more
than just offset the rising costs of living.
“It’s really important that your voice is heard,” he said. “We
need to take pride in this university. We need to make a stand and
prove to them we are leaders.”
Abel Lineberger, a senior member of the Dialectic and Philan
thropic Societies, said the budget cuts were sending a negative
message to professors.
“What’s important is the faculty’s salaries are going down,” he
said. “We’re saying you all aren’t good enough. That’s not right.
What professor is going to come to a university that’s say ing this?”
See SPEAKOUT, Page 2
from the entire cam
pus, including stu
dent and other or
A random phone
poll of 10 percent of
the senior class then
revealed that 65 per
cent of those asked
preferred the Career
Search proposal to
the other four pro
posals put to the
vote. When pre
sented with these
statistics, the senior
Senior Class President
MIKE CRISP said he
hoped students would
make use of the Career
class marshals voted unanimously in favour
of the database.
“Our goal was to benefit the senior class
and larger University community,” Crisp
UNC Police Want Accreditation
The University Police department is proceeding
smoothly in its quest to gain accreditation by the
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement
Agencies, but the process is taking longer than ex
The department hopes to be accredited in Novem
ber, four months later than originally anticipated,
Capt. Greg Graves, accreditation manager, said Tues
“If things continue on schedule, we will notify
CALEA around the first of July to tell them we are
ready for their visit,” he said. “They should come
sometime in September, and hopefully we will be
awarded accreditation at their November meeting.”
The police department began the accreditation pro
cess in the summer 0f1992 when it filed an application
with CALEA, which sets policy and procedure stan
dards with which police departments must comply,
Sanford: States Should Improve Schools
Terry Sanford discussed the potential benefits of
block grants of federal education funds, the role of
states in the formation of educational policy and the
role of schools during a dinner and reception Tuesday
evening at the Institute of Public Policy at Duke
University that bears his name.
The reception, attended by about 100 people, was
held by the nonpartisan Education Commission of the
States in honor of Sanford, the former governor and
senator from North Carolina and former president of
It was Sanford and the late James Bryant Conant,
the renowned educator and former president of
Harvard University, who established ECS 30 years
ago as a cooperative and coordinating organization
through which the states could work to solve the issues
and problems of educational policy.
The dinner and reception was part of a three-day
spring meeting of ECS’s steering committee at the
The database will help students looking
for a job or an internship and will indirectly
add to the value of a UNC degree, he said.
“This should add to the prestige of UNC
Career Services, providing a highly re
spected means of getting a job,” he said.
The new database is expected to en
hance the career services available at UNC
greatly, Killar said. “It covers 19 different
fields of interest,” he said.
The Career Search database provides
access to information on 260,000 employ
ers across the whole United States, and its
files are updated annually. Because the
system uses CD-ROM, a large amount of
information can be accessed and frequent
updates are possible.
“Previous systems presented informa
tion that was three or four years old, ” Crisp
headquarters move. This will make it easier
to get accurate information.”
The database can be used to access in
formation pertaining to highly specialized
areas. “Users can choose a number of pa
rameters, and Career Search will narrow
things down from there,” he said.
The computer system is capable of
searching by location for employers within
a 20-mile radius of any ZIP code. Basic
information, including possible contact
people at any given organization, will be
readily available using the program and
can be printed onto hard copy or copied
onto disk, Crisp said.
The system is located at University Ca
reer Services in 211 Hanes Hall, where a
signup system is in operation to cope with
demand. “It’s very easy to get an appoint
ment,” he said.
Crisp said no one should feel intimi
dated about going to use the system. “This
system can benefit anyone enterprising
enough to go and see what it has to offer.”
Last August, Graves said the department would be
accredited in July, but changes within the police de
partment and in C ALEA’s policies caused the process
to be delayed, he said.
In March 1994, CALEA adopted a third revision of
its standards, Graves said. “The second revision had
over 800 standards for the department to comply with,
but the third revision deleted and combined many of
these standards,” he said.
Graves said he thought the accreditation would
greatly benefit University Police.
“Accreditation is the first step in becoming a profes
sional and recognized department,” he said. “It also
allows us credibility when applying for grants to ob
tain money for new programs and equipment.”
Graves said that despite the new time frame, the
accreditation process was moving along nicely.
“We have just finished our self-evaluation, and
See POLICE, Page 4
Washington Duke Inn in
Before the dinner, Roy
Roemer, governor of Colorado
and chairman of ECS, an
nounced that Sanford had been
made an ECS commissioner, a
position to which, ironically,
Sanford had never been ap
pointed after leaving the
governor’s office in 1969.
Roemer called Sanford “a
role model for many in this
room” and “a very visionary
leader in educational issues.”
“As we look for truly coura-
said he favored block
grants although there
are dangers with them.
geous leadership in education in the future, we have
the opportunity to look back fondly upon a pioneer,”
Sanford commended Roemer for his leadership of
See SANFORD, Page 5
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a Campus Y
in the Pit about
how to voice their
opinions on Gov.
Jim Hunt's budget
for the University.
Campus Y and
sponsoring a rally
at noon today in
front of South
Eric Browning, a former UNC house
keeper who initiated a lawsuit against the
University after he threatened to kill his
supervisor, was arrested at his home early
Friday after a struggle with four Canboro
police officers, according to police reports.
According to Canboro police reports, a
hangup 911 call was received from
Browning’s house at 112 Pine St. and pa
trol officer Doug Strowd responded to the
call at 4:34 a.m.
Strowd said he had arrived at the resi
dence and met Browning’s wife at the front
door, where she told him that Browning
had been going through her pocketbook.
Although the phone at the residence is not
hooked up, it appeared that Browning’s
wife had made the 911 call from the home,
Strowd said Tuesday.
Strowd was advised by the dispatcher
that there was a March 7 arrest warrant on
Browning for failing to appear in court on
a charge of driving while his license was
revoked, he said. He waited for two more
officers to arrive before entering the house
to serve the warrant on Browning.
“He was asleep or acting like he was
asleep or something, "Strowd said. “When
he saw us, he got real belligerent.”
Strowd said one officer had stood on
each side of the bed and attempted to
handcuff Browning. “He started fighting
and all that while he was still lying on the
bed,” he said.
Browning, who reports say was con
suming alcohol, continued to resist the
three officers as they removed him from his
house, Strowd said. The officers moved
Browning down a hall and into the living
room. As they got to the living room,
Browning began to kick and knocked a
television off a stand, Strowd said. “We
just took him down on the couch,” he said.
The officers held Browning there until
another Carrboro officer could arrive with
leg shackles, which were placed on Brown
ing, Strowd said. He said several Chapel
Hill police officers arrived at the scene and
transported Browning in a patrol car with
a cage to the magistrate’s office at the
Qiapel Hill police station.
Strowd said that Browning had calmed
do wn at the police station and that Canboro
officers had transported him in a patrol
vehicle to Orange County Jail, where he
was confined on $620 cash bond at 5:50
a.m., according to police reports.
Browning is scheduled to appear in
Orange County District Court in
Hillsborough on April 26, according to
reports. Browning and his wife could not
be reached for comment Tuesday.