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Volume 103, Issue 44
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No More Fare
Pilot Program Will
Fare in August
Starting next fall, when you climb on
the U-Bus, don’tbotherreachingforchange
or your bus pass.
A pilot program approved by Univer
sity officials Monday will eliminate the
fare on the U-Route shuttle that circles
campus between UNC Hospitals, South
Campus and Franklin Street.
“If the U-Bus pilot project is successfiil,
then next year student government will
explore supporting the cost for student
ridership with a fee,” said Student Body
President Calvin Cunningham, who
pushed for the fare elimination.
The Department of Housing will foot
the s6o,ooocost of subsidizing the U-route,
which is commonly used by the approxi
mately 3,200 South Campus residents.
Over the last academic year the U-route
served 240,520 passenger trips.
Department ofTransportation and Park
ing officials said they hoped the fare elimi
nation, which will go into effect this Au
gust, would spur a ridership increase.
Michael Klein, director of the DTP,
said the University would evaluate the
effectiveness of the pilot program by moni
toring ridership figures.
“lam hopefiil of more than a 20 percent
See U-BUS, Page 2
Williamson’s Lawyers Cite Mental Illness in Shootings
BY WENDY GOODMAN
According to an affidavit submitted by
Wendell Justin Williamson’s lawyers to
Orange County Superior Court on Friday,
actions which occurred on January 26
“were the product of and resulted from
paranoid schizophrenia, an illness over
which he had no control.”
The third year UNC law student from
Clyde has been charged with two counts of
first-degree murder in the shooting deaths
of Kevin Reichardt, a UNC sophomore
lacrosse player, and Chapel Hill resident
He has also been charged with 11 counts
of assault with intent to kill and two counts
of discharging a firearm into occupied prop
Says No to
BY WENDY GOODMAN
Chapel Hill Town Council member
Joe Capowski made his candidacy for re
election this November official Wednes
day. Capowski has served on council since
1991, and said he was looking “forward to
the campaign” this year.
Capowski, who took a political cam
paigning class at UNC last semester, said
council instead ofonetorunfor mayor had
been difficult but one with which he was
“I didn’t want to make the kind of time
commitment being mayor requires at this
point in my life,” he said. “Asa strong
council member, I can work just as suc
cessfully for the issues I am concerned
Flicka Bateman, Capowski’s campaign
manager, said that his decision to run for
council could come as a shock to some of
his supporters who encouraged him to en
ter the mayoral race.
“I am glad he will still be working in
town government in some capacity,”
Bateman said. “I think our town deserves
more Joe Capowski’s.”
Capowski said that his campaign would
focus on issues that had been and remained
important to him and to the to wn of Chapel
Hill. The main issues of the campaign would
focus on preservation of neighborhoods,
balanced growth, alternates to the auto
mobile and especially improving town
“Since the entities (UNC and the town)
grew up together and share the same space,
we must cooperate in its use," Capowski
He said by targeting in on these issues,
he hoped student awareness as to the con-
WEEKLY SUMMER EDITION
The P-2-P van service, which trans
ports staff and students 24 hours a day,
might face some cutbacks when the
University’s internal budget process is
over. The Pan-University Budget, allo
cated at the discretion of the chancel
lor, currently gives over $500,000 dol
lars to fund the van service.
Some administrators to question the
size of the P-2-P van service allocation
and the service’s efficiency. “My belief
is that it’s a valued service and in all
likelihood will be continued,” said a
Provost Richard McCormick said
final decisions on the Pan-University
Budget probably won’t come until July,
when the state legislature finalizes its
appropriations to the University.
“We didn’t single out P-2-P for spe
cial scrutiny,” McCormick said. “I
don’t think the ridership most impor
tant to students is imperiled.”
Staff, disabled students and students
going to Student Health Services can
use the van service, which is separate
from P-2-P Xpress. All students can
use P-2-P after dark.
erty, according to court reports.
Williamson’s lawyer, Kirk Osbom, and
public defender, James Williams, filed a
series of motions Friday stating that
Williamson “was actively psychotic at the
time of the shootings" and that the
shootings were a result of Williamson’s
mental illness. The illness was further ex
plained in an affidavit submitted by the
The main motion, which was intended
to prevent Orange-Chatham District At
torney Carl Fox from seeking the death
penalty, claimed that the death penalty
“would constitute cruel and unusual pun
ishment” in this case.
Statements made in an affidavit alluded
to Williamson’s “history ofmental illness”
and his suffering from bizarre behavior
JOE CAPOWSKI announced his plans
to run for re-election to town council.
Chapel Hill Town Council
nection between them and the town would
Now that Capowski’s plan for re-elec
tion had been finalized, the question re
mains as who will enter the mayoral race
this fall. It has been rumored that Town
Council member Rosemary Waldorf and
former Town Council member Julie
Andresen will both seek the position.
Waldorf said that Capowski’s decision
had no affect on what she would decide.
“I am thinking about it very seriously,
but I am not ready for any official an
nouncement,” she said. “I haven’t had
enough time to think about it.”
Another possibility is that Town Coun
cil member Mark Chilton, elected when
he was a UNC student and who is also up
for re-election, will choose to run for mayor.
“I certainly have had many calls over
the past weeks encouraging me to run for
mayor, but I haven’t made any formal
announcement, ” he said. “I am going to be
weighing my options."
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THURSDAY, JUNE 15,1995
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Chancellor-elect Michael Hooker's new house is the old George Watts Hill mansion, located next to the General Administration building on Raleigh Road.
Hooker will officially move into his new house in July. All of the furniture in the house is furnished by the University. See story on page 4.
and various forms
According to the
enced auditory hal
lucinations in which
he believedhe heard
a running commen
tary on his thoughts
also showed that
been a patient at
lawyers filed motions
in court to prohibit the
Carolina Hospitals and Student Health
Services because of his psychiatric prob-
Hardin Given Lifetime Service Award
Gov. Makes Presentation at
Fund-raising Dinner in
Raleigh Tuesday Night
BY BRONV/EN CLARK
Gov. Jim Hunt presented a prestigious
state-wide service award to outgoing Chan
cellor Paul Hardin at a fund-raising dinner
“I don’t think I deserve it,” Hardin said
of the North Carolina Public Service
Award. “I am in company over my head.”
The annual award, established 23 years
ago, recognizes those who have given out
standing service to the people and the state
ofNorth Carolina. Past recipients include
William and Ida Friday, Tom Petty, Jesse
Helms and Hunt.
“Paul, you could run for the legislature
from any place in North Carolina, and I
wish you would,” Hunt said, after joking
about the numerous N.C. addresses Hardin
Asa child of Methodist ministers,
Hardin moved frequently while growing
Hardin thanked the North Carolina
Public Service Award Society for the honor,
but said he accepted the award humbly.
Colleagues, friends and Hunt extolled
Hardin for his service to the University.
“(Students) do come to Carolina from
all over this nation and the world,” Hunt
“And so we need a man like Paul Hardin.
A man of integrity, of caring, of vision. A
man who believes in what we can be, not
just what we are.”
Hunt said he believed Hardin’s leader
ship earned UNC much national and inter
Pamela Gann, dean of the Duke Uni
versity Law School, praised Hardin for his
career in the public eye. She lauded his
farsightedness in dealing with racial ten
sions at various points in his career and his
leadership in UNC’s bicentennial fund-
House on the Hill
lems. In June 1994, medication was pre
scribed to him for his mental illness. How
cine prior to the shootings and resumed the
medication on January 27.
The defense detailed in the documents
powers at least three years prior to the
shootings.With these powers, “hebelieved
he could read people’s thoughts and they
Fox could not be reached for comment
on the motions at press time.
The defense made a range of other mo
tions on June 9. One was to suppress state
ments which Williamson made to Chapel
Hill Police following the shootings. The
defense claimed that these statements were
made while Williamson was under duress
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Governor Jim Hunt honors Chancellor Paul Hardin with the North Carolina
Public Service Award at a fund-raising dinner for cystic fibrosis June 13.
“Paul Hardin has held a career in the
public eye and has done much by precept
and example to uplift mankind,” Gann
Hardin was a dedicated leader whose
commitment to UNC had enriched the
University community, Hunt said.
“Paul Hardin has a well-eamed reputa
tion as someone who works and fights for
what he believes in,” Hunt said. “During
the last seven years, Paul Hardin has treated
the university community as an extended
Attorney Wade Smith said he was privi
leged to have known Hardin over the years.
“When I see Paul Hardin, my heart
and unaware of what was happening due
to his schizophrenia and morphine with
which he was being treated.
The defense also made a motion to
disallow the personal characteristics of the
shooting victims from being included in
trial testimony stating that it would show
the “emotional impact of the shootings on
the family” which could persuade the jury
Another motion to prohibit the jury
from deciding whether the death penalty
was appropriate in the case was filed. The
defense claimed that granting the jury this
power “infringes upon the right to a fair
The defense also filed to extend the
next court date has not yet been set.
leaps up,” Smith said. “There will not be
another Paul Hardin, not one so keen and
Hunt, who presented the award to
Hardin, said he believed that Hardin was
instrumental in leading the state toward
“This man has led UNC at Chapel Hill
and our state in its finest hour. I am proud
to recognize him for that and to thank him
for every North Carolinian.”
An 11-member committee of civic and
business leaders selected Hardin as this
year’s recipient of the service award.
The dinner also serves as a fund-raiser
for the Carolinas Chapter of the Cystic
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UNC Provost Richard McCormick was
expected to accept a job offer to become
President of the University ofWashington
at Seattle Wednesday evening.
McCormick, who has been at UNC
since 1992, has been linked to several
searches for top administrative posts around
The UW-Seattle Board of Regents met
to vote on an offer after a negotiating team
talked to McCormick and another finalist
this week. Their meeting and final official
vote was held after The Daily Tar Heel
went to press, but sources close to the
search confirmed that McCormick would
be presented as the board’s choice.
The Seattle posi
tion opens up Sept.
1, and McCormick
would succeed Wil
who has been at
UW since 1979.
of Washington is a
versity, one of the
finest in the world,”
would be honored
most likely take over at
UW-Seattle Sept 1.
to have their name associated with the
presidency of that institution.”
While McCormick declined to address
specifics before the Seattle Board of Re
gents made an official announcement, he
was willing to sing the praises of the Seattle
“Like UNC-Chapel Hill, it is a compre
McCormick said. He went on to cite UW’s
extensive research programs in the sci
ences, which he said are second only to
Johns Hopkins University’s in funding.
Wednesday’s announcement comes as
the culmination of a 13-month search that
has been plagued by charges of secrecy
from Seattle media.
McCormick said that over the last year
he has traveled twice to Seattle—once for
the NCAA Men’s Final Four in March,
and another time in connection with his
candidacy for the UW presidency.
Sunday, McCormick was ranked as the
front-runner for the presidency, and this
week he discussed salary and other issues
with a negotiating teamledby amemberof
the UW Board of Regents.
At UNC, McCormick draws a salary of
$142,900. The Seattle presidency pays
SIBO,OOO, but thatsalary might be re-nego-
See MCCORMICK, Page 2