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IN THE NEWS
Top stories from the state, nation and world
Nichols Brothers Arrested
On Conspiracy Charges
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two brothers
were linked in conspiracy charges Tuesday
with Oklahoma bombing suspect Terry
McVeigh, and a motel manager in Kansas
said he recognized the man in anew FBI
sketch of “John Doe 2” as a nervous guest
with a foreign
opments in two
states came as
He Saw Suspect
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rescuers raked through the rubble for bod
ies and this grieving city continued to bury
its dead. The death toll rose to 88.
In Michigan, federal prosecutors filed
conspiracy charges against James Nichols,
a4l-year-old farmer, andhisbrother, Terry,
40, who is being held in Kansas. They were
accused of conspiring with McVeigh, the
27-year-old Army veteran charged in the
explosion that destroyed the Alfred P.
Murrah Federal Building.
A court affidavit said James Nichols
told FBI agents Friday that McVeigh “had
the knowledge to manufacture a bomb”
andthatthe three men made “bottle bombs”
McVeigh was not accused in the Michi
gan case and the charges are not related to
the Oklahoma bombing, authorities said.
In addition to linking the Nichols broth
ers to McVeigh, they allow the govern
ment to continue holding the men, who
previously were in custody as material
Ginger Rogers, Hollywood
Musical Star, Dies at 83
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. Ginger
Rogers, the glamourous blonde who made
dance floor magic with Fred Astaire in a
string of unforgettable musicals and who
won an Academy Award as best actress for
“Kitty Foyle," died Tuesday at 83.
Rogers died at her home apparently of
natural causes, Riverside County Coroner
Veronica Martinez said.
Rogers’ career spanned 65 years in ev
ery field of show business from vaudeville
to television. During the 19405, she was
one of the highest paid, most sought-after
Hollywood stars, appearing in such hits as
“Roxie Hart,” “Tom, Dick and Harry,”
“The Major and the Minor,” “Lady in the
Dark” and “Weekend at the Waldorf.”
Miss Rogers was most remembered for
the blissful partnership with Astaire in spar
kling musicals that brightened Depression
U.N. May Bow to Pressure
Over Sarajevo Airport Use
Crippled by a critical fuel shortage, the
United Nations signaled Tuesday that it
might give in to Serb demands to ban
civilian use of the front-line Sarajevo air
U.N. officials, a day ahead of today’s
scheduled airport talks, expressed little hope
that they could avoid further restricting use
of Sarajevo’s lifeline to the outside world.
It’s likely the Serbs will be less than
cooperative with the United Nations today
because a U.N. tribunal in The Hague on
Monday named Bosnian Serb leader
Radovan Karadzic and his military com
mander, Gen. Ratko Mladic, as war crimes
suspects. Karadzic, who has yet to com
ment on the tribunal’s announcement, met
Tuesday with Patriarch Pavle, the head of
the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Rwandan Refugees Return
To Homes Despite Dangers
BUTARE, Rwanda Almost a year
after they first fled their homes, about
200,000 refugees were on the march again
Tuesday in Rwanda. Many headed back to
villages where U.N. officials feared they
might be killed by survivors of one of the
world’s most brutal genocides.
The United Nations’ refugee agency
said that at least nine returnees already had
been killed in their home villages and that
more than 1,000 were imprisoned in a
bank building in Ngenda, a town 25 miles
south of the capital, Kigali.
In Nusuga, a quiet hillside farming com
munity 10 miles from Butare, 10 returnees
were promptly jailed on charges that they
bludgeoned their neighbors to death last
year. The refugees were Hutus, members
of the ethnic majority blamed for last year’s
slaughter of a half-million men, women
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TODAY: Sunny; high 72.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy; high 76.
Council OKs Sidewalk Dining
Sidewalk dining has finally reached
Chapel Hill, and patrons of downtown
restaurants will be able to sit outside and
enjoy the food and atmosphere on Franklin
Street just in time for summer.
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted
unanimously Monday night to pass an
ordinance permitting West Franklin Street
restaurants to set up sidewalk dining out
side of their businesses.
Beginning May 8, restaurants will be
able to apply to the town government for a
sidewalk diningpermit. Restaurants which
Mike Watt and Eddie Vedder Crash the Cat’s Cradle
CARRBORO A Cradle-full of teens had their
prayers answered Monday night when Pearl Jam lead
singer Eddie Vedder appeared with Mike Watt and
ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl at the Cat's Cradle.
Vedder, a longtime friend of Watt’s, has been on
the Mike Watt tour for several weeks now, also
playing with his wife in opening band Hovercraft.
Upon Vedder’s arrival on stage Monday night with
Watt and Grohl, the crowd within seconds shifted
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Decked out in his traditional lumberjack garb, Mike Watt performs cuts from his latest album,
Ball-Hog or Tugboat, at the Cat's Cradle on Monday night.
Reichardt Family Might
File Wrongful Death Suit
A lawyer representing the family of the
UNC sophomore who was killed by a
Henderson Street gunman Jan. 26 has re
quested pictures of the scene from three
local newspapers to gather information for
a possible civil suit.
Durham attorney Joe Poe said Tuesday
that no final decision had been made as to
what to do with the information, but he did
say the Reichardt family of Riva, Md.,
might seek a wrongful death lawsuit against
“My job is to gather information so they
can gain more information about the death
of their son,” Poe said.
Williamson is being held in connection
with the death of Kevin Reichardt and
Chapel Hill resident Ralph Walker during
a shooting spree on Henderson Street.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Carl
Fox is leading the case against Williamson,
who was charged with two counts of first
degree murder and several other felony
charges in connection with Reichardt’s
death. Fox has said he would seek the
Bring down the curtain, the farce is over.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26,1995
are granted permits by the town will pay
SSO per space annually to serve customers
sitting at tables located outside on West
Town council member Rosemary
Waldorf said she was optimistic that side
walk dining would enhance Chapel Hill.
“I think it’s going to brighten up West
Franklin Street in a positive way, ” Waldorf
said. “We’re hoping that it’s an experi
ment that’s going to work.”
Town Manager Cal Horton said the
sidewalk dining ordinance will allow res
taurants to seat customers on downtown
sidewalks from 7:00 a.m. until midnight.
However, restaurants will not be able to
Chapel Hill Music Scene: It Keeps Getting Vedder & Vedder
toward Vedder. Some fans were moved to tears;
others screamed out in celebration. "Eddie Vedder
loves Mike Watt and Mike
Watt loves college kids so
that’s why they're on tour,"
Sony representative Ross
Vedder played guitar
and occasional tambourine for bassman Watt Mon
day night, interacting minimally with the crowd.
See VEDDER, Page 7
Poe has requested photos from The
Daily Tar Heel, The Durham Herald-Sun
and The News & Observer of Raleigh as
part of his investigation.
“Right now, it’s very difficult for the
family this close to the event to deal with all
of the details,” Poe said. “That’s my job.”
Reichardt’s family members have not
made a decision about bringing a wrongful
death lawsuit against Williamson, but they
are considering it. “It certainly is a possibil
ity,” Poe said.
If the family were to win a civil case, Poe
suggested that it might use damages col
lected for the Kevin Reichardt Scholarship
Fund that was started shortly after his
Civil suits against people already facing
criminal charges and being prosecuted by
the state are not uncommon in such cir
cumstances, Poe said.
“Certainly, any time someone dies at
the hands of another, there is always a
possibility that wrongful death action will
take place,” he said.
The standards of a civil casediffergreatly
from those of criminal cases involving the
See REICHARDT, Page 2
serve alcoholic beverages to customers
seated outside due to a city ordinance which
prohibits the public consumption of alco
Clark Brayton, manager of New Or
leans Cookery, said he was excited about
the possibility of sidewalk dining, but he
said he hoped restaurants would eventu
ally be able to serve alcohol to sidewalk
“We are going to apply for sidewalk
dining as soon as possible,” Brayton said.
“But I wish they would finally settle the
alcohol issue with ALE. I’ve been getting
some conflicting messages about why it is
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Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder made a special
appearance at the concert to plug Watt's new album.
It's admirable that (Vedder)
wanted to abandon his stardom
and just rock with friends in little
clubs around the country."
WXYC disc jockey
A Banner Year for Frosh Applications
Christine will never forget the day she
got her letter.
She was at work when her parents
brought her the news that she’d been ac
cepted at UNC.
The freshman from Salisbury said that
UNC was the only place she’d ever wanted
to go. So she worked hard in high school,
kept her grades up and only applied here.
Meredith’s path to the University wasn’t
as certain. The junior from Mount Olive
didn’t feel any particular joy the day she
got her acceptance letter. She had a hard
time deciding between Carolina and an
other, private university.
“They both had similar quality of aca
demic programs, but in the end I chose
Carolina because it offered more in the
way of extracurricular activities,” she said.
Across the state and country, high school
seniors are facing decisions like Christine’s
and Meredith’s. As the clock ticks down
toward May 1, the national deadline for
students to decide where they want to
enroll, students and parents aren’t the only
ones anxious about their decisions.
From his comer office in Jackson Hall,
James Walters, dean of undergraduate
admissions, also is eagerly anticipating May
1. In his third year at UNC, Walters antici
pates a strong freshman class.
The state Alcohol Law Enforcement
board and the N.C. Department of Trans
portation had sent word to the Chapel Hill
town government that they would not al
low alcohol consumption on the sidewalks
of a public road.
Brayton said New Orleans Cookery
hopes to have four to six sidewalk tables,
and the Mediterranean Deli also plans to
provide three tables for sidewalk dining.
Carolina Brewery may also have outdoor
seating on West Franklin Street.
The managers of Hams restaurant said
he did not plan on having sidewalk dining
See SIDEWALK, Page 5
For the second year in a row, the Uni
versity has seen a record number of under
graduate applications. Freshman applica
tions were up 2.3 percent. For the entering
class, there were 16,000 applications for
3,200 freshman slots. And the University
hasn’t offered admission to anyone on its
waiting list in several years.
The numbers translate into increased
selectivity —a higher deny rate than ac
cept rate for UNC.
And the number of applications will
likely continue to rise as the first crop of the
children of the baby-boomers hits college
age. At the same time, Walters said, there
is speculation that the UNC-system Board
of Governors will put caps on the
University's growth, both in terms of its
physical plant and the size of the student
body. Together, these factors mean it will
become more difficult to get into UNC.
Walters said it was this selectivity, along
with quality of academic programs and
comparatively low price, that continued to
make UNC popular among college-bound
But officials worry that UNC’s reputa
tion as a public ivy might be at risk if the
proposed N.C. budget passes.
Walters said he was concerned about
what budget shortfalls might do to enroll
ment rates. In an interview, he said that he
had answered questions from concerned
prospective students and parents who had
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BOT Prepares to Consider
2 or 3 Suggested Names
From Search Committee
BY ADAM GUSMAN
The University’s Board of Trustees is
prepared to call a meeting with only a few
days’ notice to approve the chancellor
search committee’s short list of finalists as
soon as the committee finishes its work.
The BOT could meet at almost any time
because its meetings this month are tenta
tive and not planned ahead of time, BOT
member Cressie Thigpen said Tuesday.
Members of the chancellor search com
mittee will meet Friday at 10 a.m. on the
It is unlikely that it will be ready to send
its list of two or three finalists to the BOT
for approval that soon, though there has
been speculation that a special meeting of
the BOT to consider finalists will be called
in the near future.
BOT Chairman David Whichard and
BOT member Johnny Harris, who serves
as the chancellor search committee chair
man, were unavailable for comment Tues
Whenever the BOT members meet to
approve the committee’s finalists —and
perhaps add a name of their own they
will, in turn, pass on the names to UNC-
System President C.D. Spangler, who will
select his choice for a successor to Chancel
lor Paul Hardin from the BOT’s list.
Spangler’s choice must go before the
UNC Board of Governors for final ap
Even when the search committee’s job
is complete—when theshortlistof names
has been passed on to the BOT the
names of the finalists probably won’t be
Harris has indicated that the BOT would
vote in closed session and pass the names
on directly to Spangler and the BOG for
The possibility has also been raised that
the BOT could choose to ignore the recom
mendation of the search committee, which
Harris said had happened in the past at
The BOT has the authority to add a
name ortwo ifit is so disposed, Harris said.
Throughout the search process, Harris
has maintained his prediction that the com
mittee would complete its task on time
before Hardin steps down on June 30
despite skepticism on the part of the media.
Still, Harris andSpangler have notruled
out the possibility of selecting an interim
chancellor if the need arises.
A search committee of 22 members
formed last March and has since consid
ered as many as 180 candidates.
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham became the 23rd member
when he was invited to join the search
committee after his election.
Throughout the search process, Harris
has insisted that secrecy is vital to the
effectiveness of the process.
Last fall, after local papers printed the
names of three administrators at other uni
versities who were supposedly on the search
committee’s short fist, those administra
tors declared that they were not interested
in UNC’s chancellorship.
wondered what the proposed cuts might
do to the quality of a UNC education.
“I try to answer their questions as hon
estly and as straightforwardly as possible, ”
Walters said. “Their questions are diffi
cult. If faculty were to be cut, we’ll have to
say that this may have an effect. It may be
that students decide that they’ll go else
where, and that will be their decision.
“The irony of the proposed cuts is that
we are trimming in the face of prosperity, ”
Still, Walters remains optimistic about
the University’s ability to continue to at-
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