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Volume 103, Issue 36
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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
3 Officers Shot by Gunman
Holed Up in NJ. House
HADDON HEIGHTS, N. J.—A gun
man opened fire Thursday on two police
officers and a prosecutor’s investigator as
they tried to force their way into his home
to search for weapons. At least one officer
was killed, authorities said.
Witnesses said as many as 100 shots
were fired in the battle between the suspect
and the three men. The gunman barri
caded himself inside the house with the
investigator and held dozens of officers at
bay into the night. The investigator and
one officer were shot while inside the house,
but the officer managed to escape, despite
bullet wounds in his chest, leg and hand.
Haddon Heights officer Richard
Norcross underwent surgery and was ex
pected to survive, said Camden County
Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Audino. The
investigator’s condition was not known.
Norcross’ brother, officer John
Norcross, 24, was shot in the temple as he
stood across the street. He died later at a
hospital, police Chief Theodore Taylor
said. Authorities were talking by phone to
the gunman, identified by police as Glenn
Nelson, who lives in a house. Nelson has
undergone sex-change surgety and also
goes by the name Leslie, Audubon police
Cpl. Ralph Trovato said.
Mexican Negotiators Fail
To Show for Peace Talks
SAN ANDRES LARRAINZAR,
Mexico Government negotiators failed
to show up Thursday for the first peace
talks in more than a year, put off by the
hundreds of peasants who set up camp in
town to show support for guerrilla leaders.
The night before, angry government
officials had warned that the surprise dem
onstration by rebel sympathizers could
jeopardize the peace process.
Although there has been no fighting
since January 1994, the government’s fail
ure to end the Zapatista rebellion has con
tributed to the sense of crisis in Mexico
during the past 16 months.
Criminalist: 0 .J.'s Blood
Wasn't Logged Same Day
LOS ANGELES—A rookie criminalist
accused by O. J. Simpson’s defense of bun
gling evidence collection told jurors Thurs
day she immediately logged every item she
handled but one— a vial containing
Criminalist Andrea Mazzola, testifying
after her supervisor’s nine-day ordeal on
the witness stand, told jurors she carried a
plastic trash bag out of Simpson’s estate
the evening after the murders of Simpson’s
ex-wife and her friend.
Ccriminalist Dennis Fung testified that
the bag contained a vial of blood drawn
from Simpson earlier that day.
British Army Opens U.N.
Peace Mission in Angola
LUANDA, Angola British forces
landed Thursday ahead of a U.N. peace
keeping operation next month to separate
the armies of Angola’s long-warring rivals
the government and UNITA rebels.
The 650 British military engineers will
string telephone lines, build military hospi
tals and set up supply routes for the nearly
8,000 international troops scheduled to
arrive May 9.
A squad of 70 Welsh Guardsmen was
deployed to protect the logistics team,
which will be working along Angola ’ s land
mine- and bandit-plagued southern coast.
N.C. Legislator Says Rape
Victims Don't Get Pregnant
RALEIGH Rape victims can’t get
pregnant, a state legislator told his col
leagues Thursday as he explained why
North Carolina didn’t need a state abor
tion fund for poor women.
Another lawmaker said including rape
and incest victims in the fund only encour
aged women to lie about the cause of their
“The facts show that people who are
raped who are truly raped the juices
don’t flow, the body functions don’t work,
and they don’t get pregnant,” Rep. Henry
Aldridge, R-Pitt, told the House Appro
priations Committee as it debated a pro
posal to eliminate the state abortion fund.
"... Medical authorities agree that this is a
rarity, if ever.”
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent
chance of rain; high mid-70s.
SATURDAY: Sunny; high mid-80s.
SUNDAY: Chance of rain; high 70-80.
FBI Issues Warrants for 2 Suspects in Bombing
Oklahoma City Death
Count Moves Up to 52;
Hundreds Still Missing
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OKLAHOMA ClTY—Moving swiftly
to solve the deadliest U.S. bombing in
more than 70 years, the FBI issued arrest
warrants Thursday for two men suspected
of renting the truck that blew apart the
federal building with a half-ton of home
In London, a third man, a Jordanian-
American described by U.S. officials as a
possible witness in the attack, was put on a
plane back to the United States for ques
tioning. Italian officials saidhis bags, seized
in Rome, contained possible bomb-mak
More bodies were removed in late after
noon, raising the death toll to 52. Rescue
teams briefly suspended the search for sur
vivors for fear workers could become bur
ied; they resumed snaking through the
crumbled hulk of the nine-story Alfred P.
Cheers for Charity
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The Delta Delta Delta sorority held its annual Spring Fling for Charity Thursday evening at He's Not Here in downtown Chapel Hill. The
Winebottles were the feature band, which started about two hours late.
Mandatory Laptops Spur
Protests at Wake Forest
BY ION GOLDBERG
ees approved a plan Wednesday that would
put IBM laptop computers in die hands of
every student starting with the incoming
freshman class in 1996.
But payingforthis technology and other
perks with a $3,000-a-year tuition hike has
turned the usually quiet liberal arts college
into a hotbed of protest.
About 150 students rallied in front of
Wait Chapel on the center of campus this
week to protest The Plan for the Class of
2000, which also calls for 60 freshman
seminars, 100 new courses, 40 new profes
sors and a host of scholarships. Funding
will also come from $19.2 million in bud
get surpluses and $1 million in annual
Adversaries cite three major problems
with the plan. They say that it was pushed
A nose that can see is worth two that sniff.
Clu|Ml Hat Nortk Caroliaa
FRIDAY, APRIL 21,1995
Murrah Federal Building after the shat
tered columns had been reinforced with
steel and concrete.
Gov. Frank Keating reported that a
firefighter had told him: “You find out
whoever did this. All I’ve found in here are
a baby’s finger and an American flag.”
FBI Agent Weldon Kennedy said arrest
warrants had been issued for two white
men suspected of using aliases to rent the
truck used in the car bombing Wednesday
morning. The men’s identities were not
known, he said.
Investigators said the truck was rented
Monday, packed with fuel-and-fertilizer
explosives and parked outside the office
building, where the blast tore away half the
structure and blew a crater 8 feet deep and
30 feet across.
An axle thought to have come from the
vehicle was found about two blocks away,
said a police source who spoke on condi
tion of anonymity. Major auto parts are
marked with an ID number to thwart
thieves. Two years ago, the vehicle ED
number on a piece of axle enabled investi
gators to break the World Trade Center
through without enough consideration, that
the true intentions of a liberal arts educa
tion would be reduced and that only the
very wealthy would be able to afford
$18,500 a year in tuition.
James Hans, an English professor at
Wake for 13 years, has expressed his dis
content through letters to the Old Gold and
Black, Wake’s weekly student newspaper.
"The whole point of a university is to be
driven by academic imperatives and not
marketing strategies,” Hans said in a tele
phone interview Thursday. “There’s no
doubt the administration looks at the uni
versity as a business with a product. Their
idea is how to best sell this product.... I
don’t know how you run a university by
saying, ‘Hey, we’ve got neat computers.’”
Although the student government and
faculty voted to support the measure, some
still believe the administration didn’t really
See LAPTOPS, Page 2
Fetzer Field Festival
The seventh annual ACC lacrosse
tournament featuring four of the
nation's top 8 teams, starts tonight in
Chapel Hill. No. 2 Virginia takes on No.
7 Duke at 6 p.m., and No. 3 Maryland
plays No. 8 UNC 30 minutes after.
Admission is free for ACC students
See page 9 for full coverage.
A federal law enforcement official, de
manding anonymity, said investigators
believed the truck had been rented in Kan
sas and were checking fertilizer dealers in
that state to try to trace the fertilizer used in
Dave Russell, a Ryder Truck Rental
official, said the FBI had contacted his
company about atruckrentedfromElliott’s
Body Shop in Junction City, Kan., about
270 miles north ofOklahoma City. Russell
said he could not comment further.
In Junction City, Sheriff Bill Deppish
said the FBI had sent an artist to talk to
witnesses for a description of the wanted
In Washington, D.C., Attorney Gen
eral Janet Reno announced a $2 million
reward for information leading to arrests
in the case.
CNN reported that three men had been
arrested two in Dallas, one in Okla
homa City—on immigration charges and
that they were being questioned in the
bombing. The men had stopped to ask an
Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer for di-
See BOMBING, Page 7
Coleman, Kids and the Mentor System
BY MARSHALL BENBOW
One of Evelyn Dove Coleman’s ear
liest memories as a young girl was when
she sang in a concert that required a
uniform of a black skirt and white blouse.
But it wasn’t the concert itself that sticks
in her mind.
A girl in her class couldn't afford the
uniform and therefore wasn’t going to
be able to sing. Coleman's mother sewed
a skirt for the girl the night before the
concert and lent her a white blouse to
of service was
one of many
demonstrated by Coleman’s parents,
and these encouraged her to give to her
community throughout her life.
“I think for me (community service)
is a necessity,” Coleman said. “I grew
up in a family where my mother and
father were always giving to the com
Coleman, who graduated from UNC
as an undergraduate in 1975 and from
law school in 1978, is the founder of
Pathchoice, a program started in 1992
that is designed to encourage young
children to make good decisions.
She also runs a law practice, writes a
column twice a month for the Chapel
Hill Herald, serves on the Day Care
Services board of directors, and is a
single mother of 3-year-old twin boys.
Coleman also looks after her par-
See HERO, Page 6
Many Experts Not Surprised
By Terrorist Attack Wednesday
BY BRONWEN CLARK
ASSISTANT STATE AND NATIONAL EDITOR
In the wake of the car bombing in
Oklahoma City, the search for bodies,
survivors and answers continues.
Many who were shocked by the inci
dent have asked how such an act of
violence could have occurred in the
American heartland. Experts on terror
ism, however, have claimed that the at
tack was not unexpected.
FrankMcGuire, editorofthe biweekly
magazine the Security Intelligence Re
port, said he was not surprised such an
attack had occurred.
“It is long overdue,” he said. “For a
long time, we have had two questions:
when and where. We have expected this
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR
With chief executive officers of major corporations from New
York to Charlotte, the roster of UNC’s chancellor search commit
tee reads like a who’s who in the corporate world yet some of
these big names rarely make a meeting in Chapel Hill.
Richard Jenrette and Julian Robertson both New York
businessmen—have missed 10 of 11 meet
ings, meaning they were absent more than
90 percent of the time.
Nationsßank CEO Hugh McColl and
Richmond businessman Thomas Capps
missed 8 of 11 meetings. And Charles
Waddell, assistant commissioner of the Big
Ten Conference, missed 7 meetings.
Committee Chairman Johnny Harris said
these members were “integral” to selecting
“They have met the candidates and con
tinue to be meeting the candidates, ” Harris
said. “It is more important for the members
of the committee to see the candidates than
to come to Chapel Hill and discuss them.
“People like that have very different
schedules than other people,” he said. “We try to use them when
things are very important.”
Bob Eubanks, who led the search for Chancellor Paul Hardin in
1988, agreed with Harris that business people were important even
if they didn’t attend every meeting.
“You can keep up without coming to every meeting, ” Eubanks
said. “These people have a lot of experience. They hire a lot of
people. They make recommendations and get people interested in
“When you get down to the short list (of finalists), you’ll get a
See CHANCELLOR, Page 6
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Evelyn Dove Coleman founded Pathchoice, which invites
community leaders to talk with children at the Hargraves Center.
Name: Evelyn Dove Coleman
Bom: Jan. 4,1954, in Kinston
Hobbies: Reading, bicycling, tennis, going to the beach
Family: twin sons. Jay and Lee
Education: UNC undergraduate, 1972-75; UNC law school, 1975-78
Awards for service 1993-94 Citizen of the Year for Chapel Hill and Carrboro
by the Mount Olive Masonic Lodge
Philosophy on life; "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you *
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for a long time.”
Martin Miller, a professor of history
at Duke University, agreed and said
terrorism in America was not anew
“Terrorism has existed in this coun
try for a long time. Everyone acts as if it
have been networks of terrorists in this
country for years.”
David Paletz, a professor of political
science at Duke, said that the materials
for bombs were easy to find and that
anyone could gain access to them.
“There have always been indigenous
violent groups in this country, while you
haven’t had anything quite this massive
See REACTION, Page 7
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JENRETTE missed 10
out of 11 meetings in