Volume 103, Issue 96
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Public Safety Important to UNC
710 DTH survey respondents rated how important public
safety should be to the next mayor. Town Council and
Board of Aldermen. The following chart shows the results:
The Daily Tar Heel
polled members of the
to find out what they
considered the five most
important issues facing
Chapel Hill and
Carrboro. The DTH is
running a series of
articles examining these
topics and the proposals
for addressing them
suggested by candidates
running in the Nov. 7
town elections. Today
we examine the No. 1
BY SANDRA L MOSER
What programs and policies could make you
feel safe in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro com
While no amount of innovation will prevent
every criminal act, residents and town officials
alike convey strong con
victions that the area can
and should be a safe one.
A survey by The Daily
Tar Heel of 710 members
of the University commu
nity revealed that public
safety was the mostpress-
ing issue for respondents. Ninety-six percent
said public safety should be a very important or
somewhat important issue for the next mayors,
Chapel Hill Town Council, and Carrboro Board
Candidates in the upcoming municipal elec
tions agree that public safety is of paramount
importance to the University and surrounding
communities. “Everyone in this town is con
cerned with safety,” said Town Council candi
date Julie Andresen.
But perceptions of what constitutes and what
encourages public safety differ substantially.
Candidates have named a plethora of issues as
Former Gridiron Teammates
Open Jazz Club in Carrboro
■ Anew bar and club in
Carrboro will serve the
older college crowd.
BY MARY-KATHRYN CRAFT
A group of former UNC football play
ers have decided to add some spice to the
nightlife in Carrboro. Joppa, a club owned
by John Bradley, Jimmy Hitchcock,
Malcolm Marshall and Tim Smith located
at 110 E. Main St., officially opened last
Thursday, Marshall said.
The club specializes in jazz and plans to
have five performances by various local
jazz groups every Sunday night. Wednes
day will be comedy night, and the other
nights will offer dancemusic, Bradley said.
Thursday night will be college night,
and the cover charge will be $4, Bradley
said. Saturday night will be for those 21
and older and the cover charge will be SB.
Marshall said the club would attract
mainly the older undergraduate and gradu
ate students. He said he wanted to attract a
more sophisticated college crowd. There
will be a dress code enforced during the
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week, he said.
To create a nice atmosphere, Saturday
night will be the dress-up night, Bradley
said. Thursday and Friday nights will be
more casual. The club will also open a bar
in two weeks, Bradley said. “We don’t
want it be one-sided, ” he said. “We want to
be able to do cultural things.”
Mayor Eleanor Kinnaird praised the
four former UNC students for the new
business. “It’s a nice contribution to the
arts and leisure center of our town,” she
She said the owners did a nice job on the
club. She said they invested a lot of time
into the club, and said she was pleased to
have such a business in the town.
The club is sponsoring a haunted house
on Monday night, Marshall said. “We
want to do things for the community as
well as provide live entertainment in a bar
or club (setting),” he said.
by showcasing local jazz bands, Bradley
said. The club will feature musicians from
across the country, but Bradley said he
hoped to feature as many local artists as
possible. University students who play jazz
are encouraged to contact the club if they
want to play.
Whenever Ifeel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
With new public safety
programs and proposals,
Chapel Hill and
Carrboro candidates and
residents hope to create
relevant to public safety, including crime preven
tion, increased policing and education, curbing
drug sales, the legalization of concealed weap
ons, and heightening student awareness.
Chapel Hill Town Council candidate and
member Joe Capowski said, “These issues are
ones that we are always addressing, and they will
always need our attention, for the rest of our
Carrboro Police Chief Dan Callahan said
town crime rates from the first six months of
1995 were lower than those from the same period
in 1994. “The only increases are in motorsvehicle
theft and simple assault. We had decreases in
everything else. We haven’t had a homicide in
Jane Cousins, spokesperson for Chapel Hill
police, said recent data indicated violent crimes
had decreased in Chapel Hill in 1994 while the
property-crime index had increased. A total of
2,734 Chapel Hill crimes were reported in 1994,
up from 2,699 in 1993.
A Return to Past Meals: Community Policing
For the past two years, the COPs (Commu
nity Oriented Policing) program has set out to
foster and improve existing relations between
police officers and residents of Chapel Hill and
See SAFETY, Page 5
Testimony of Shooting Spree Continues
■ Sixteen witnesses testified
for the prosecution in court
BY ANGELA MOORE
Ten civilians and six law enforcement
officials testified in Orange County Supe
rior Court Thursday as the trial against
double-murder suspect Wendell
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Carl
Fox moved the case witness by witness up
Henderson Street as each person described
his or her personal encounters with
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Carrboro Police officer Peter E. Lannon addresses residents of the Broad
Street Community Thursday at the Carrboro Community Health Services
building. Lannon is one of several officers working in neighborhood patrolling.
Williamson during his Jan. 26 shooting
Thomas Herzog, owner of Zog’s Pool
said he saw Williamson “marching mili
tary fashion—eyes straight ahead, ” carry
ing a gun.
Under defense questioning, Herzog said
that after he passed Williamson, he recog
nized him as a Zog’s patron who often
talked to himself while in the bar.
UNC senior Daniel Mabe testified that
when he was walking to his apartment, he
saw Williamson 30 to 40 yards away.
“I looked up and saw a man in front of
me holding a rifle,” Mabe said. Mabe said
See WILLIAMSON, Page 5
aP he Day in Court
Excerpts from the second day of testimony in the Wendell
-A. Williamson double-murder trial
■ Thomas Herzog, the owner of Zog’s, said he saw Williamson 'marching in military
fashion, eyes straight ahead.'
■ UNC graduate Whitney Mansfield testified 'He (Kevin Reichardt) was trying to get
away... it took me a while to realize it was for real'
H Jason Howard, a UNC graduate student testified 'My pants were sheared on the side
of my hip' from a bullet
> Chapel Hill attorney Robert Epting said "Wendell never, never flinched' durinq the
shootout with pofice.
■ Demetrise Stephenson, the police officer shot by Williamson, testified 'I noticed a
glaring light to my left I put my hand up and the next thing I know, I was shot'
UNC Senior Myles Presler has brought the problem of
homelessness to a personal level for both himself and
others by creating the Inter-Faith Council's Employment
Project to show the area homeless that they have...
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■ The facility will celebrate
its return to normal hours
with a party Wednesday.
There will be plenty of water at the
Student Recreation Center Wednesday.
This time, however, it will be flyingthrough
A water balloon toss, one of several
games planned, will help celebrate the
SRC’s grand reopening. The center will
Monday, with the
other activities will
be held in front of
the SRC, and a
Noah’s Ark theme
will mark the festivi
noon - 5 p.m.
From noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday,
students can participate in games and draw
ings to win prizes donated by area busi
The festivities are to thank students for
their patience while the SRC was closed,
SRC Director Lauren Mangifi said.
The center has been dosed and under
repair for almost two months following an
Aug. 27 flood which caused an estimated
SIOO,OOO in damages.
The reopening is also a way to attract
people back to the center, Mangifi said.
Other events will include a leaky cup relay,
a three-legged race, a fitness obstacle course
and a bike and step biathlon.
See SRC, Page 4