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Storm Spares Home,
Rips Through Yard
When Renate Uden came home from
an Oktoberfest celebration Friday night,
the last thing she expected to greet her was
a raging windstorm.
So when she heard a “whistling roar”
outside her home at 10:45p.m., shethought
it was just noise from the rainstorm that
had been brewing over Chapel Hill all
afternoon and evening.
“We heard a big bang, a terrible whis
tling,” Uden said. “We ran out with a
Uden, her roommate and her cousin
from Germany, who was visiting Chapel
Hill for just one day, saw a small area of
trees next to her house that had been felled
by what she said seemed to have been a
phantom tornado. Their dog was in a small
fenced-in area just beyond the reach of the
trees when the possible tornado struck.
Jurors Will Tour Scene of Shootings Today
BY WENDY GOODMAN
HILLSBOROUGH After a graphic
day of testimony by the coroner who ex
amined both shooting victims of Wendell
Williamson, the defense determined the
double-murder suspect would not return
to the scene of the crimes for jury view
The defense objected to the numerous
photographs the prosecution wanted to
show during the testimony, saying that it
was purely for impact. Orange County
Superior Court Judge Gordon Battle agreed
and limited the number of photographs of
the fatal injuries.
The court also decided that the three
attorneys would lead the jury today along
the path Williamson followed Jan. 26
around Cobb Terrace and up Henderson
Street. Police will block the intersection of
Henderson Street and Rosemary Street
from 9 to 11 a.m. for jury view.
Dr. Thomas Clark, a forensic patholo
gist, testified that he participated in the
autopsy of Chapel Hill resident Ralph
Walker Jr. and conducted the examination
Fort Bragg Soldier: 4 My Military Training Took Over’
■ Officers react after a
sniper killed one Fort Bragg
soldier and injured 20.
AND JENNIFER ZAHREN
FORT BRAGG—When a lone sniper
opened fire on approximately 1,300 army
paratroopers out for their morning run at
Fort Bragg Friday, Sgt. Ist Class Elwood
S. Johnson didn’t lose his cool.
“My military training just took over,”
Johnson, a special forces instructor at
Fort Bragg, described his thoughts and
actions during the minutes the sniper rained
bullets upon the soldiers of the 82nd Air
borne Division. His actions saved the life
of a wounded soldier who was in the line of
“At that time, I didn’t realize the full
impact of what was happening,” Johnson
said Friday. “I was on a morning run when
I heard some small popping sounds. Ev
eryone on the field hit the ground.”
Johnson was running 50 feet in front of
four other men attempting to disable the
sniper. The five soldiers were members of
21 U.S. Army Special Operations Com
mand exercising with the 82nd Airborne
during the Friday morning incident.
Johnson said he grabbed a special forces
soldier who was shot down directly in front
of him while they were both attempting to
apprehend the sniper.
The three soldiers running behind
Johnson overpowered the sniper, two of
them sustaining minor injuries in the pro
cess. Staff Sgts. Robert Howes and An
thony Minor and Sgt. Ist Class Edward
Mongold tackled and disarmed the alleged
assailant, holding him until military police
arrived on the scene.
Johnson said there was a pause in the
gunshots, during which soldiers were mov
ing to get out of the stadium lights.
“I ran in the direction of the gunfire. A
soldier went down in front of me. He was
obviously grabbing his lower abdomen
"I grabbed the soldier,” Johnson said.
“We got behind a small concrete shelter.
“Nothing happened to the dog,” Uden
When she woke up Saturday morning
and inspected the damage in the daylight,
Uden got an even bigger surprise. She
discovered the tornado had cut a clean
swath between her house and her dog run,
uprooting more than 30 large trees. Some
of the uprooted trees were over 60 feet tall.
“If the direction of the tornado had been
two feet to the right, it would have been my
house,” said Uden, who has lived in her
house on Hunter’s Ridge Road just south
of the 54 bypass for 10 years.
The tornado touched down across the
street fromUden’s home, crossed the street,
and left a 50-foot wide trail of destruction.
The damage stops abruptly about 100 feet
from the first signs of the tornado’s touch
down. Uden’s yard was the only one with
any severe damage.
See STORM, Page 4
/fll he Day in Court
Wy ■ Excerpts from the third day of testimony in the Wendell
■A. Williamson double murder trial
■ Chapel Hill Police Sgt Marsha Gale said Williamson told her in the emergency room,
"Its been a lot longer day than I expected."
■ State Bureau of Investigation Agent Lacey Pittman testified that he found 12 bullets
that struck Demetrise Stephenson's police car.
■ Chapel Hill Police Investigator Patrick Burns testified he found a gas mask, duct tape,
a nylon cord and various other items in Williamson's backpack.
■ Dr. Thomas Clark showed photographs to the jury of the fatal injuries sustained by
Ralph Walker and Kevin Reichardt
■ Judge Gordon Battle informed jurors they would travel to Henderson Street today to
trace Williamson's path during the Jan. 26 shooting spree. The intersection of Rosemary
and Henderson Streets will be blocked for jury view from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
of slain UNC sophomore lacrosse player
Clark described the wounds that killed
Walker in detail as Walker’s teenage son
covered his face with his hands in disgust
and Walker’s sister, Iris, began sobbing.
Williamson hung his head when testi
mony began but showed no other signs of
emotion throughout the day.
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ment, out of the line of direct fire. I tried to
stop his bleeding and administered first
aid. Then we just waited for the ambu
Johnson said his military training and
discipline had enabled him to react to the
crisis situation. He said he wasn’t terrified
because he didn’t have time to be. Johnson
also shrugged off the idea of being a hero.
“It hits you later,” Johnson said. “I
happened to be in a spot where I could save
The suspect, Sgt. William J. Kreutzer,
26, is assigned to Company A, 4th Battal
ion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
He is currently being held at Camp Lejeune.
At press time, no charges had been filed
Show me a friend in need, and I’ll show you a pest.
Joe E. Lewis
Chap*! NW, North CaroKaa
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30,1995
Renate Uden and her neighbor, Mary Ishaqs, survey the damage next to Uden’s house Saturday morning. A tornado or
downburst hit Uden’s yard late Friday night, knocking over more than 30 trees but leaving her home untouched.
Through Clark’s testimony, the pros
ecution was attempting to show
Williamson had every intention of shoot
ing to kill on Jan. 26.
Walker, a 42-year-old restaurant man
ager, “could have survived for several min
utes” following his gunshot wounds, Clark
See WILLIAMSON, Page 4
In the tragedy’s aftermath, speculation
as to the sniper’s motives ran high. A base
spokeswoman said she would neither con
firm nor deny that a poor military report
may have sparked the sniper’s behavior.
“That’s the magic question,” said Maj.
Rivers Johnson, press representative of the
82nd Airborne Division. “Investigators are
still working on determining the motiva
tion for the shootings.”
Captain Gus Gogue said, “Maybe he
wanted attention, maybe it was frustra
tion. When I first heard about the incident
all I knew was that a sniper had shot some
While many on the base expressed their
sympathy, others took a harsher approach
to the event. “All I know is that they should
have beaten that son of a bitch when they
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Wendell Williamson lets himself out of apolice escort car before his trial
continued in Orange County Superior Courthouse Friday.
caught him,” Lt. Colonel Clyve Patrick
Gogue said, “Some people are just not
fit to wear this uniform.”
The shooting occurred at 6:30 a.m. near
Towle Stadium, a lighted natural arena
where soldiers regularly exercise. The
sniper was hiding in the woods near the
One soldier was killed in the attack.
Twenty others were injured, 18 hit by the
sniper fire and two sustaining other minor
injuries. The soldier killed was identified
Friday as Maj. Stephen Mark Badger, 38,
intelligence officer for the 2nd Brigade,
82nd Airborne Division. Badger is sur
vived by his wife, Diane. The couple had
eight children, some from previous mar
Officials Charge Media Attention
Spoiled Planned Sex Brochure
■ Chancellor Hooker said he
feared the pamphlet had
damaged UNC’s reputation.
BY JAMIE GRISWOLD
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Edith
Wiggins are defending the decision to can
cel a University brochure to promote absti
The Student Health Service Health Edu
cation Section planned the brochure,
“Outercourse (Being Sexual Without In
tercourse), ’’ as part of a program to empha
size abstinence as an option to sexual inter
course. Student health fees would have
been used to finance the brochure’s publi
Wiggins said media coverage had ren
dered the brochure ineffective and for that
reason she felt student fees should not be
used to finance it.
“This is not about masturbation. This is
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BY JOHN SWEENEY
The Student Congress Finance Com
mittee will meet tonight to look into allega
tions of financial mismanagement on the
part of the Carolina Athletic Association.
The meeting, which will be held at 7:30
p.m. in T-2 Carroll
Hall, was scheduled
last week in re
sponse to Student
request that CAA’s
funds be frozen.
Gasperini said the
situation was un
dealt with some
thing like this be
fore,” she said.
he would be at
tonight's meeting to
about CAA's finances.
“There is no section in the (Student Code)
that tells us exactly what we have to do.
“(Darling) could ask for the resignation
of their treasurer, or the committee could
request that they return the funds congress
allocated for them,” she said.
Darling’s request came after more than
$27,000 was discovered in the group’s Stu
dent Activities Funds Office account.
In October, CAA President Anthony
Reid told congress and the finance com
to the CAA, there would be no Homecom
ing festivities or ticket distribution.
According to the Student Code, when
ever an organization's funds are frozen,
the Finance Committee must meet at the
first possible date in order to determine
when the freeze will be lifted.
The committee will examine copies of
the CAA’s financial records for both last
year and this year, and a representative
from the CAA will speak on the group’s
behalf and answer questions from the com
mittee. CAA President Anthony Reid said
he would be attending the meeting him
self. After the inquiry the committee will
debate the issue. Once the committee
reaches a consensus, it will levy any sanc
tions deemed necessary.
not about achieving sexual release,” she
said. “It’s about what students do when
they find themselves in relationships with
each other and they start feeling sexual.
How can they respond without having
Hooker said he believed articles on the
brochure had damaged the University’s
reputation because they made it appear as
if the University was promoting promiscu
Asa result, Hooker said he received a
number of phone calls from concerned
parents of current and prospective students.
Wiggins said the media had vilified the
brochure and exposure had misrepresented
the brochure’s intentions.
“The idea was contaminated, and now
everyone is waiting to see this brochure
that describes all of this abhorrent sexual
behavior. No good can come out of that,”
Hooker said he felt the brochure could
not have achieved its purpose because it
trivialized the issue of AIDS.
See OUTERCOURSE, Page 4
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