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Saying the students and the University community since 1893
New BCC Director
Nears Final Approval,
Plans Visit Next Week
BY SHARIF DURHAMS
Gerald Horne, the man selected as the
next head of the Sonya H. Stone Black
Cultural Center, will visit the University
starting Monday. He will present his re
search on Zimbabwe as part of the process
of gaining a tenured professorship atUNC.
Without the professorship,Home cannot
accept the position of BCC director.
Home, who is in Zimbabwe, will dis
cuss the political problems of that country.
Home said he also would present research
from some of his other projects to UNC
professors in the history and communica
tion studies departments and the African
and Afro-American studies curriculum.
“My research interests include Zimba
bwe and the war between 1963 and 1980
and the role of the U. 5.,” Home said.
Home’s other research projects include
the role of organized crime in early Holly
wood to writing a biography on the life of
Malcolm X for young adult readers.
Professors in the Communication Stud
ies Department and the African and Afro-
American studies curriculum already have
recommended Home for a tenured profes
sorship. Home is giving his presentation to
the tenure committee from the history de-
/HI he Day in Court
Excerpts from the fourth day of testimony in the Wendell
JKL. Williamson double-murder trial
■ Three lawyers led the jury down Henderson Street tracing Williamson's path during
the Jan. 26 shooting spree.
I Chapel Hill investigator Jimmy Butler said he recovered a receipt from Wal-Mart for
ammunition dated Jan. 12,1995, in Wifliamsoris car on the day of the shooting.
■ C.T. Austin, an identification specialist with the Chapel Hill Police Department
showed evidence collected from the crime scene, including the rifle used by Williamson.
^ testified Williamson's car was found at the
■ Jim Presley, lieutenant with the Chapel Hill Police Department said two boxes from
sporting goods stores, later found to contain ammunition, were found in the Botanical
Gardens on Feb. 25.
A rose hangs in a marked, stray buliethole in the door frame of Bread 'N'
Butter Silkscreen on the corner of Rosemary and Henderson Streets.
CAA Must Return $7,500;
Reid Denies Wrongdoing
BY JOHN SWEENEY
The Student Congress Finance Com
mitteehelda special meeting Monday night
to determine the fate of Carolina Athletic
Association funds which were frozen last
week by Student Body Treasurer Nathan
The committee voted to take back more
than $7,500 in CAA funds allocated by
congress and to request that Darling re
scind CAA Treasurer lan Walsh’s certifi
The move followed the discovery of
nearly $27,000 in the CAA’s Student Ac
tivities Fund Office account that Reid failed
to report to congress Oct. 11, when he
appeared before the body requesting funds
for Homecoming and ticket distribution.
Reid said he thought the money was in
a separate account and that he didn't feel
he had misled congress in any way.
GERALD HORNE will visit UNC to
present his research next week.
partment, which is still considering offer
ing him a position.
The other departments had enough in
formation to make an informed decision,
See HORNE, Page 2
Much of the debate centered around the
process student organization treasurers
must go through to be certified for their
Darling said he gave treasurers a
Treasurer’s Manual and that they had to
pass a certification test at the beginning of
However, Darling also said the manual
contained numerous inaccuracies.
“I will admit to certain inconsistencies
which could be construed to be mislead
“As I told the committee, that manual
existed in its current form when I gave it
out, and I didn’t think twice about the fact
that it might contain inconsistencies with
the treasury laws,” Darling said.
Reid and Walsh both said they followed
the manual and the advice of previous
CAA presidents when they appeared be-
See FINANCE, Page 2
Chapel Mill, North CaroEoa
Quebeckers Vote Against Secession
■ By an incredibly narrow
margin, voters chose to
remain united with Canada.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MONTREAL By a perilously nar
row margin, Quebeckers heeded pleas for
national unity and voted against secession
Monday, sparing Canada a traumatic frac
ture but leaving the French-speaking prov
ince split down the middle.
At press time, with 99 percent of the
22,400 polling stations reporting, the
alists who voted
against the refer
endum led by
About the Vote
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ratists’ who voted trailed with 49.5 per
cent. Federalists celebrated raucously at
their headquarters, while separatists—who
came closer than many had dreamed just a
few months ago wept.
Quebec’s separatists, who lost a 1980
independence referendum by a 6040 mar
gin, improved their performance so dra
matically this time that they are sure to
shake off their disappointment and launch
About 82 percent of Quebeckers are
French-speaking, and roughly 60 percent
of them voted for separation. As expected,
roughly 90 percent of English-speaking
and immigrant Quebeckers voted no.
The vote will leave scars in Quebec. But
it will hearten the throngs of Canadians
Evidence From Shootings Displayed in Court
BY WENDY GOODMAN
HILLSBOROUGH—Jurors in the trial
of double-murder suspect Wendell
Williamson had the opportunity Monday
to view the crime scene and the evidence
collected from the Jan. 26 shooting spree.
The intersection ofHenderson and Rose
mary Streets was blocked offby patrol cars
and police tape from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for
the jury view. Passers-by commented that
Monday’s scene reminded them of the
commotion the afternoon of the shootings.
Early Monday morning, defense attor
neys and the prosecution led jurors from
Northampton Plaza, where Williamson
parked his car, to the area where each
victim was killed and then to the spot
where the former UNC law student was
finally apprehended by police officers.
Following the jury view, testimony re
sumed in the trial with a slew of evidence
from the areas the jury had just visited.
Chapel Hill police investigator Jimmy
Butler testified that he searched the two
tone Ford that Williamson parked at
Northampton Plaza. Butler said he recov
ered a gun case, a book about brave men
and two receipts from the trunk of the car.
Butler said one receipt was from Wal-
Mart for the purchase of four packs of
ammunition and was dated Jan. 12,1995.
C.T. Austin, an identification specialist
with the Chapel Hill Police Department,
also testified about evidence he and others
seized in their investigation of the crime.
Austin said he arrived at the scene at 2
p.m. and examined the area where North
and Henderson Streets intersect, near the
location where UNC sophomore lacrosse
player Kevin Reichardt was killed.
Austin testified that he found a number
of shell casings and bullet fragments up
and down the street. Austin said he also
examined the Phi Mu Sorority House and
SRC Finally Open: After waiting
months for repairs to be completed,
the SRC is fully operational.
University News, Page 3
Naval 'Whiz Quiz': The Naval
Academy drug tested the entire school
after two students were busted.
State 8 National News, Page 5
TODAY: Cloudy; high 70.
WEDNESDAY: Rain; high upper 60s.
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from other provinces who joined marches,
rallies and vigils last week beseeching Que
bec to stay.
A separatist victory would have spelled
economic turmoil for Canada —and per
haps the greatest political crisis of its his
tory. The nation would have lost one
fourth of its people and one-sixth of its
land, a fracture without precedent among
prosperous Western democracies.
The narrow federalist victory will leave
Quebec bitterly divided, with defeated na
tionalists likely to seek scapegoats and plot
a future campaign to achieve a sovereign,
The turnout, after a passionate cam
paign, was exceptionally large: 92 percent
of the roughly 5 million registered voters.
Orange cones and yellow police tape block off the intersection of Rosemary and Henderson Streets on Monday to
allow jurors in the Williamson trial to tour the scene of the shootings. Williamson did not return to the crime scene.
Annex, both of which were struck by gun
fire. Bullets traveled across the front room
of the main house and struck a computer in
Austin displayed evidence taken from
the area of Williamson’s rampage.
Williamson’s eyes never left the evidence
being presented against him, from the time
it was given to the witness to be examined
until it was no longer in view.
The prosecution attempted to show
Williamson planned and was thinking
Halloween Revelry Will Not Stop Enforcement
Of New Open-Container Ordinance, Police Say
It’s Halloween again, and for the students and residents of
Chapel Hill, that means going to Franklin Street for a night of
ghosts, goblins, drinking and the Alcohol Law Enforcement
With Chapel Hill’s newly implemented open-container law,
Halloween on Franklin Street might be a little scarier than years
The town ordinance will be enforced,
said Jane Cousins, spokeswoman for
the Chapel Hill Police Department.
“The ordinance allows for keeping
all alcohol out of sight when out in public,” Cousins said. “This
also includes containers which are unopened.”
There are no set plans to close off Franklin Street this Hallow
een, Cousins said. “The crowd dictates that the streets get blocked
off,” she said. “With all of the pedestrians and vehicular traffic, if
safety becomes the issue, we will block off the streets.”
Cousins said people entering the barricades would be re
minded of the open-container law, including section 34, which
See HALLOWEEN, Page 4
In Verdun, a working-class suburb of
Montreal, unemployed Bertrand Fontaine,
48, explained his yes vote.
“I worked 18 years for a company, and
now I’ve been unemployed for two years, ”
he said. “That’s enough. Maybe with new
companies here, I’d have new chances. I
have nothing to lose.”
Annette Dupuis, 83, said she was proud
to cast a no vote in the Montreal suburb of
“My country is Canada,” shesaid. “This
is very important to me. If the yes vote wins
... I will shed tears. It will be the death of
Prime Minister Jean Chretien, a Que
becker committed to keeping Canada in
tact, voted in his hometown of Shawinigan,
clearly about the shootings with the testi
mony of University Police Lt. Stephen
Kilmon and Chapel Hill police Lt. Jim
Kilmon testified that he saw
Williamson’s car in the parking lot of the
Botanical Gardens at 2:30 a.m. the morn
ing of the shootings. Kilmon said the car
stuck out in his mind because of the Purple
Heart license plate, but no report was filed.
A month later, on Feb. 25, Presley was
called to the Botanical Gardens. Presley
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but offered no predictions.
The separatists’ most charismatic voice,
parliamentary opposition leader Lucien
Bouchard, said Quebeckers should take
pride in the campaign —one of the few
times in world history where citizens were
offered a vote on whether to secede.
“We demonstrated in Quebec that we
are a democracy—that we can talk to each
other,” Bouchard said.
The separatists trailed early in the cam
paign, which started in September. They
pulled into a narrow lead in opinion polls
after Bouchard, who lost a leg to a near
fatal disease last year, took charge of the
campaign and galvanized supporters with
The federalists steadied themselves in
the closing week with rallies across Canada
that expressed support for Quebeckers and
national unity. By the end, pollsters said
the race was a dead heat, and they were
right. They had given an edge to the sepa
ratists among decided voters but suggested
a majority of the undecided voters could
tilt toward staying in Canada.
“I’m hopeful for the no,” Elizabeth
Stewart said after voting in a largely
anglophone Montreal neighborhood. “I
have a lot of relatives who are French
speaking and are on the no side—they just
don’t say it in public.”
Chretien’s federal government had re
fused to say how it would respond to a yes
vote. The separatists, had they won, would
not have declared independence immedi
ately. They had offered to negotiate for up
to a year on anew economic and political
partnership between Canada and an inde
said he walked up the footpath to where
another officer had discovered a garbage
bag with two boxes, “sealed shut with duct
tape and address label on the exterior of the
box from sportsman or firearms company
Presley said the two boxes he took as
evidence weighed “somewhere in the vi
cinity of 30 to 40 pounds.” It was later
discovered that these boxes contained
The prosecution is expected to rest its
case sometime today.
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