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Attorneys Begin Mounting Insanity Defense
BY ANGELA MOORE
The prosecution rested, and defense at
torneys began to make their case that then
client is certifiably insane as the double
murder trial against Wendell Williams
The prosecution called a final witness
before turning the trial over to the defense.
C.T. Austin, an identification specialist of
the Chapel Hill Police Department testi
fied that a box of ammunition found in
N.C. Botanical Gardens belonged to the
Austin based his testimony on finger
prints obtained from the ammunition clips
and bullets found in the boxes. Austin said
Hats Off to You
Junior Christy Anderson tries on hats Tuesday to complete her flapper costume in preparation for Halloween. Many last-minute D ™' s,MONILUK
Halloween shoppers crowded stores Tuesday in search of costumes for last night’s festivities.
County Gay and Lesbian Group
Endorses Municipal Candidates
The Orange Lesbian and Gay Association an
nounced its endorsements in five local races in a press
release Monday. The group made endorsements based
only on candidates’ stances on gay and lesbian issues,
as displayed in their records, statements and especially
their answers to a free-response OLGA questionnaire.
Group members also questioned the campaign tac
tics of Carrboro mayoral candidate Charles Riggsbee
in a seperate statement.
In the Chapel Hill-Canboro Board of Education
race, OLGA endorsed incumbents Ken Touw, Bea
Hughes-Wemer and Elizabeth Carter, as well as new
comers Harvey Goldstein and Nicholas Didow.
“I cannot stress enough how important this race is.
Our schools can be either places of enlightenment or
breeding grounds for prejudice, intolerance and even
violence,” said OLGA member Doug Ferguson.
In Chapel Hill, OLGA endorsed both Rosemary
Waldorf and Kevin Foy for mayor.
“That endorsement was a really tough decision,”
Ferguson said Tuesday. “We realize people are look
ing for guidance in that race.”
According to the OLGA statement, Waldorf and
Foy’s past understanding of and support for gay and
lesbian issues made it necessary to endorse both.
B Politically Correct Course Review
1) English 116 A-Unnatural Acts and Split Britches,
2) Judaic Studies 99A-Circuntcision: Male and
Female, Jewish and Gentile, Brown University
' 3) Anthropology 123-Magic, Ritual and Belief,
' University of Arizona
P Id) Comp Lit 230 A—Unnatural Women: Mothers 1
Who Kill Their Children, Smith College
I 6) History 247—Foodways A Social History of
Food and Eating, Cornell University
7) Religious Studies 450—Goddesses and
Feminine Powers, University of Wisconsin
It’s too bad that whole families have to be tom apart by something as simple as wild dogs.
in his opinion, the fingerprints on the bul
lets matched Williamson’s.
After Austin’s testimony, Orange-
Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox intro
duced more than 30 pieces of evidence,
including Williamson’s M-l rifle, his
clothes and cartridge casings and bullets
gathered at the scene.
After the jury left the courtroom, Public
Defender James Williams asked that all
charges be dropped against Williamson.
Superior Judge Gordon Battle denied the
Fox requested that Williamson be ap
prised of what happened yesterday in the
jury’s tour ofthe crime scene on Henderson
Street. Battle complied and asked
Williamson if he had any questions. De
Chapel Hill and Carrboro
For the four Chapel Hill Town Council vacancies,
OLGA gave six endorsements. “Even though only
four slots are open on the Chapel Hill Town Council,
it was impossible to limit our endorsements to four
candidates,” Ferguson said. “That’s why we created
the two-tier endorsement for the council race.”
The four Class-A endorsements went to Mark
Chilton, Jim Protzman, Richard Franck and Scott
Radway. The two Class-B endorsements went to Joe
Capowski and Herschel Slater.
Candidates Julie Andresen, Pat Evans and Todd
Goodson did not return questionnaires, he said.
In Carrboro, OLGA endorsed Alderman Michael
Nelson for mayor and Jay Bryan, Diane McDuffee
and Alex Zaffron for Board of Aldermen. Aldermen
candidates David Collins and Hilliard Caldwell and
mayoral candidate Charles Riggsbee did not return the
In a separate press release this week, OLGA ad
dressed a letter Riggsbee sent to Carrboro residents in
See OLGA, Page 6
Clmml Hill. North Caralioi
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1995
fense Attorney Kirk Osborn instructed
Williamson to answer “no.”
The first witness for the defense was
Carlton Mansfield who attended UNC law
school at the same time as Williamson.
Mansfield testified that on Sept. 29,1992,
he was standing outside the law school
when he saw Williamson screaming.
“He was striking himself in the face
with what looked to be pretty hard blows, ”
Mansfield said. He said Williamson
stopped every five yards, looked toward
the sky and screamed “at the top of his
lungs.” Williamson’s face was red and the
veins in his neck were bulging from the
effort, Mansfield testified.
When Williamson approached the law
school, Mansfield testified, another stu
SCALE Supporters Read for Literacy
Daphne Athas, author of "Entering Euphesus," reads in front of the Franklin
Street post office Tuesday as part of the SCALE literacy program.
Politically Correct Courses Criticized by Conservatives
BY VIRGINIA KNAPP
In a recent survey by Young America’s
Foundation, UNC ranked among leading
national colleges and uni versifies that offer
courses the conservative organization sees
as part of the growing problem of
multiculturalism and political correctness
on college campuses.
The group claims that politically correct
classes do not prepare students for the real
UNC classes such as Anthropology 123,
“Magic, Ritual and Belief,” are listed in
Young America’s catalog as representa
tive of frivolous courses in academia to
dent asked him what was wrong. “He
looked at him and screamed, ‘You know,
you know! ’ at the same volume of the other
screams,” Mansfield said.
In cross-examination, Fox tried to show
the jury that attending law school was
exceedingly stressful. Fox asked Mansfield
how many hours a day he studied, and he
also questioned him about stringent grad
ing in the law school.
Mansfield said that Williamson “did
not appear right.”
Another former law student, J. Patrick
Hubber, also testified that he saw
Williamson Sept. 29. He described the
sounds Williamson made as a “very un-
See WILLIAMSON, Page 2
day, said Dan Flynn, spokesman for Y oung
America’s Foundation. “This bulletin is
not a whole reference guide,” Flynn said.
“It is a sampling of the degeneration of
According to anthropology Professor
Terence Evens, the instructor of Anthro
pology 123, the class is a vital part of the
“The purpose of the class is to examine
other people’s ways of doing things that
our culture would consider to be irratio
nal,” Evens said. “We examine deep em
pirical problems in anthropology from a
Evens said he disagreed with the Young
America's Foundation assessment that the
he Day in Court
Excerpts from the fifth day of testimony in the Wendell Williamson
■ C.T. Austin, an identification specialist with the Chapel Hill Police Department said
the box of ammunition in the Botanical Gardens had Williamson's fingerprints.
■ After 32 witnesses, the prosecution rested its case against Wißiamson.
I Williamson was asked by Judge Gordon Battle if he had any questions about
Monday's jury view and he said "no."
■ Three mental health professionals from UNC Hospitals testified that in 1992
Williamson was diagnosed schizophrenic and they tried to commit him. However, a
judge decided he was not a danger to anyone and released.
■ Joseph McClintock, a graduate student in psychology at UNC Hospitals, said
Williamson told him "I like the voice," when explaining the voices he heard due to his
CAA’s Finance Files
Deleted Last Spring
■ Anthony Reid said the loss
of the group’s office files led
to confusion about CAA’s
BY STEPHEN LEE
The question of files being deleted by
the former Carolina Athletic Association
treasurer was discussed Monday night at a
special Student Congress Finance Com
mittee meeting to discuss the organization’s
Reid said former
Wes Galbo re
Fees Forces CAA
To Scale Back
See Page 3
puter files of financial records from the
CAA on April 5, leaving only a treasury
manual. Reid said Galbo returned to the
CAA office with lan Walsh and then de
leted the files without telling Walsh what
he was doing. There were several students
who witnessed the deletion, Reid said.
“He did not leave a copy of any finan
cial matters, ” Reid said. “We had no finan
cial records for the past year and a half.”
He also said Galbo did not explain the
role of treasurer to Walsh, the current trea
A bevy of local authors, political figures, University faculty,
AmeriCorps members and residents read passages from their
favorite literary works Tuesday to promote literacy on behalf of
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education's National
Literacy Action Week.
SCALE officials urged the chapter at UNC and 50 other
campuses nationwide to host their own event during this week in
order to make the message “as relevant as they want,” said
Claudine Taaffe, SCALE’S national program director.
“It’s a good way to get people involved in the project, ’’ said Kim
Gordon, SCALE’S national managing director.
The group hoped the read-out, which was held in front of the
post office on Franklin Street, would draw attention to the
organization’s goals and get people to inquire about volunteering.
The group provided literature about the program.
“The event not only raises the community’s awareness of
literacy but allows young people to organize read-outs that con
nect literacy and other issues that are facing students today like
financial aid cuts,” Taaffe said .
Chapel Hill Town Council candidate Richard Franck said he
agreed. “I definitely think literacy is related to other kinds of social
justice issues,” he said.
Franck, who said friends introduced him to the idea of reading
at the event, cited low worker’s pay as an issue related to literacy
and said he would support programs that the town or SCALE
extended to these people. Franck, who read from Edgar Allen
Poe, said he was delighted by the event.
course was irrelevant. “It is extremely im
portant to the study of anthropology to
understand others,” he said.
Aaron Nelson, president ofUNC Young
Democrats, said he agreed that diverse
course offerings enhanced the University
“The University should provide students
with unique opportunities and access to a
broad base of knowledge through diverse
courses which enhance the University en
vironment,” Nelson said.
Flynn cited courses such as Brown
University’s “Circumcision: Male and Fe
male, Jewish and Gentile.”
“(The course is) one of many that struck
us as a bit ridiculous. You only need to
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Last year’s CAA President Jennifer
Rasmussen said the financial files kept by
the group’s treasurer were deleted because
they belonged to Galbo.
She said all CAA financial records were
kept at the Student Activities Funds Of
“Those are the official records,” she
said. “What happened is the treasurer was
keeping personal records, and when leav
ing office he had to delete them.
“Anything that would have been in our
records would have been in SAFO, and he
(Reid) would have known it.”
Rasmussen said she made sure Reid
knew the records were at SAFO, and he
knew how to run the office and request
Galbo said he took the computer pro
grams he had made because they belonged
to him. He said he had made copies of all
the CAA records.
“I informed them that I was taking the
programs and they made no objections,”
Galbo said. “All hard copies were left with
the CAA. I would have been happy to
refurnish the copies then.”
Galbo also said he explained the role of
the treasurer to Walsh and showed him
where the records were kept at SAFO.
“I physically handed him the copies,”
Galbo, who ran against Reid for CAA
See CAA, Page 2
BYTANIA SILVIA CALDERON
See SCALE, Page 2
look at what’s being offered to see why
college degrees are no longer as valuable as
they were,” Flynn said.
“For example, there are no fields open
for women’s studies majors; they just go
back into the academic community,” Flynn
said. “If students take these kinds of courses
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