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Racist E-Mail Message
May Have UNC Origin
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
A racist e-mail message, possibly from a
member of the University community, list
ing the top 10 reasons “Why all blacks
SHOULD GO BACK TO AFRICA!” has
been sent to multiple Internet newsgroups.
“We have already begun an investiga
tion to see who has made misuse of the
University’s educational technology,” said
Dean of Students Fred Schroeder Thurs
The message was sent to African-Ameri
can, erotic and politically conservative
newsgroups. Cathy Stevenson, an Internet
user in Menlo Park, Calif., forwarded the
message to Schroeder and The Daily Tar
“I was in alt.games when 1 saw it,”
Stevenson said. “It was the last thing I
expected to see in a room full of kids. At
first I was angry, and then I was sad.”
When Schroeder read the racial slurs on
his e-mail, he said he was enraged.
“This is totally at odds with the
University’s mission,” he said.
The source of the slurs was identified in
the e-mail message as David Pyle at UNC,
but Schroeder said there was no student,
staff or faculty member with that name on
record at UNC. But the name is listed in
last year’s University telephone directory.
Someone could be using an alias or
Locals Join Nation in
AIDS Day Celebration
BY JENNIFER WILSON
With one UNC student per month be
ing diagnosed with HIV, it is clear the
student population is not immune from the
During today’s observance of World
AIDS Day, the local community will join
Americans across the nation remembering
those who have died from AIDS, comfort
ing those who are infected and promoting
increased awareness of the disease.
At Duke University, Jessica Erdmann-
Sager, president and founder of Students
in Defeat of AIDS, said, “SEDA is putting
up informational posters about the epide
miology of HIV and recent scientific ad
vances.” Also, the Duke Student Health
Department will be distributing ribbons.
The Durham AIDS ministry will hold
outreach programs. “Intheevening,ayouth
outreach team from the Hargett Street
YMCA will have a program with youth
speakers,” said Stella Kirkendale, director
of communication education.
“The Triangle AIDS Interface Network
will have an AIDS ministry in which care
Guilty to DWI Charge,
Placed on Probation
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Cairboro Alderman-elect Alex Zaffron pled guilty Thursday to
a driving while intoxicated charge stemming from an incident
In a prepared statement Thursday, Zaffron said he hoped the
community would not judge him by this action alone. “I’ve come
today to accept fully my responsibility. I make no excuses for my
According to court reports, Zaffron was sentenced to 30 days
in the custody ofthe Orange County Sheriffs department, but the
sentence was suspended. Instead, Zaffron will serve one year of
unsupervised probation. He was fined SIOO in addition to S6O in
court fees and SIOO in community service fees, reports stated.
According to the special conditions of the probation, Zaffron
surrendered his driver’s license to the clerk of courts. He is not
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someone’s old address, Schroeder said.
“It’s intolerable, and we’ll do every
thing we can to find its perpetrator,” he
Michael Williams, information technol
ogy co-coordinator for student government,
said the message could have been forged.
Williams also said the account could have
belonged to someone who had left the
Williams said it was impossible to esti
mate how many people had read the mes
sage. “Every time a message reaches some
one who forwards it to someone else, the
number increases exponentially,” he said.
Stanton McCandoish, an on-line activ
ist for the Electronic Freedom Forum in
San Francisco, said although he thought
the message was not socially acceptable, it
was protected by the First Amendment.
“This type of message is not pervasive,
but it is not that hard to find if you go
looking for it,” McCandoish said. “That’s
true of almost every bookstore, the Com
edy Channel or HBO.”
Earlier this month, several students at
Cornell University were reprimanded for
sending an e-mail message titled “75 Rea
sons Why Women Should Not Have Free
dom of Speech.”
McCandoish said the racist message
could have been posted as backlash against
Cornell regulating e-mail and punishing
the students for the message.
teams will work with churches,” she said.
“The AIDS Ministry also held a candle
light vigil in Durham (Thursday night).”
Also in Durham, Project Straightalk, a
part of the Durham County Health De
partment, will have assemblies with speak
ers living with AIDS, said outreach worker
Alton Vinson. "We’realsotakingpartina
banquet with other AIDS organizations in
Durham and putting posters and ribbons
in the community to raise awareness,”
Glaxo, a Research Triangle Park
pharmecutical company which produces
AIDS treatment medication, will have an
observance and rededicate a stained-glass
memorial. “The idea came from the lines
‘Someone is picking all the flowers. There
must be a beautiful garden in the sky,”’
said communications spokeswoman
In Los Angeles, the AIDS Action Coun
cil will be distributing fact sheets about the
effects of AIDS and about legislation con
cerning the disease, said Greg Luglani,
communications director for the Names
Project Foundation, a part of the AIDS
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After seven straight final four appearances and two national
championships, field hockey head coach Karen Shelton may have
A Dynasty in the Works
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Field hockey head coach Karen
Shelton won the Olympic bronze
medal as a player in 1984.
Be moderate in everything, including moderation.
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1,1995
UNC Nabs $6 Million Research Grant
■ The money will be used for
further research and testing
of experimental AIDS drugs.
BY SUZANNE JACOVEC
On the eve of World AIDS Day, the
National Institute of Allergy and Infec
tious Diseases awarded the University
Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group a four
year research grant totalling approximately
Dr. Charles van der Horst, who leads
the group which tests and researches new
AIDS treatments, announced the award at
a press conference Thursday at Bumett-
Womack Hall. Congressional budget de
liberations will determine the final amount.
It is the sixth grant awarded to the Univer
sity in the past six months, pushing total
funding above sl2 million
“I feel we were chosen because we have
a great team working here, and we deliver
primary care for people with HIV here at
UNC,” van der Horst said. “The quality of
clinical and basic science research is top
Significant minority enrollment in the
group’s clinical trials was another reason
the team earned the grant, van der Horst
said. The AIDS virus now affects females
and African Americans disproportionately,
but enrollment in clinical trials of these two
groups is low, van der Horst said. His
group boasts an African-American enroll-
World AIDS Day 1995
I Pit Sit - Information about HIV, AIDS, World AIDS Day ( . ..
and volunteer opportunities will be available in the Pit -
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The names of those who have mMSm JB|
died of AIDS will also be read aloud throughout the day.
■ Boys on the Side - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union ||l|pl||J|
Auditorium. A 45-minute discussion will follow the film. SppjT
■ Dr. Sandra Crouse Quinn will discuss "Social
Construction of AIDS in the African-American Community:
Genocide and the Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphiilis Study."
from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in 331 Rosenau Hall.
■ Tree Planting - At 3 p.m. there will be a tree - planting
ceremony to honor Dan Mosely, an active participant in the A
Crepe Myrtle Festival. Mosely died of AIDS in October. B
I Moment of Silence 12:30 p.m. Honoring those HjjjL
who have been affected by AIDS/ HIV. •
■ AIDS Walk - Participants must register at the
Church of the Good Shepherd starting at 1 p.m. on
Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Triangle
AIDS Interfaith Network. Those who want more
information should call 836-1560.
“The theme of this year’s day is ‘Shared
Rights, Shared Responsibilities,’ and it’s
an individual’s responsibility to vote when
it comes to AIDS legislation,” he said.
AIDS Project-Los Angeles will hold a
multi-denominational memorial service for
those who died of AIDS and will create a
wall similar to the Vietnam Memorial dis
playing gold symbols representing those
who have died.
“Our biggest project is a traveling AIDS
sanctuary intended for meditation. It is a
Karen Shelton slowly backed away from
the sidelines at Wake Forest’s Campus Sta
dium, her face glowing, her eyes glittering,
her hands clenched in exuberant triumph.
As if in slow motion, the 15th-year field
hockey coach silently pivoted towards the
cheering, exuberant, blue-clad crowd, her
arms raised in a victorious salute.
The waiting, the wondering and the ad
versity were over.
After falling in championship strokes in
the NCAA finals for two straight years,
‘choke’ turned to ‘champ’ Nov. 19, as the
UNC field hockey team beat Maryland 5-1
After five years of near-misses, Shelton
had garnered her second national champi
“I was just so proud of the team, and that
we had finally won,” Shelton said almost
two weeks after the title victory. “As much
as you’re not supposed to be paying atten
tion during the game, I could hear the fans
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Ur. Charles van der Horst (right) listens as Doug Ferguson (center), an HIV-positive law student who participated in a
clinical trial run by van der Horst, talks at a press conference Thursday at Burnett-Womack Hall.
ment in clinical trials greater than that of
any other site in the nation except Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, he said.
The group is part of the Adult AIDS
Clinical Trials Group, a nationwide,
multicenter clinical trials network that tests
new drugs and treatment strategies for
haven for anyone infected by AIDS,” said
spokesman Gerry Ansel.
In New York City, the Gay Men’s
Health Crisis Center encourages HIV test
ing. Adrian VanCaneghem, administra
tive assistant atthe GMHC, said, “We will
gather in Times Square and distribute test
ing brochures not only to people on the
street, but also to area offices to be distrib
uted to co-workers. We will also have an
all-night read of the names of those lost to
and their support.
“It was just a great reward for everyone.”
Indeed, the national title was a long
awaited honor for a coach who is perhaps
underrated at a university that boasts so
many greats. Shelton is exceedingly modest
about her achievements as both a coach and
a player; but her strength, her patience and
her longevity in building the best collegiate
field hockey program in the country often
escape the notice given to the records of
Dean Smith, Anson Dorrance or Mack
“Karen Shelton has meant everything to
the field hockey program,” said Beth Miller,
the senior associate director of athletics for
Olympic sports. “She’s taken the program
from a very modest being and produced a
national champion. And it’s not a one-year
thing, which is very important. This pro
gram, her program, is competitive year-in
and year-out. It’s something you can almost
And the ‘counting’ has added up over
See SHELTON, Page 2
adults infected with HIV. The grant was
among 32 awarded nationwide, including
one to a Duke University team led by Dr.
John A. Bartlett.
“This grant is relevant not only to HIV
patients, but to transplant and cancer pa
tients,” van der Horst said. “The nature of
JJR Offers University Five
Options for Development
BY JOHN SWEENEY
Johnson, Johnson and Roy Inc. un
veiled several development alternatives for
the Horace Williams and Mason Farm
properties Thursday at the Friday Center.
The Michigan-based consulting firm
offered three possible plans for the Horace
Williams property and two for the Mason
Farm tract. Representatives from the firm
said the proposals were options for the
future and that no timeline for develop
ment had been set.
“This is not a project-driven study. This
is an opportunities-driven study, ” said Dick
Rigterink, the project manager.
Rigterink said he had not heard of any
University plans to develop the properties.
Under the proposals from JJR, the de
velopments on the Horace Williams tract
would be a satellite of the main campus.
One plan calls for a traditional aca
demic environment, which Rigterink com
pared to the area surrounding Polk Place.
While the plan calls for residence halls and
office space, the property would be pre
dominantly occupied by classroom.
The other two plans involved what JJR
DTH FILE PHOTO
Head coach Karen Shelton has compiled a
244-61-9 record in 15 years at UNC.
C 1995 DTH Publishing Corp. All rights reserved.
the grant is to study drugs active against
opportunistic infections people get when
immune systems are compromised.”
Doug Ferguson, a third-year University
law student who is HIV-positive, partici-
See GRANT, Page 4
officials termed a “university village” de
velopment, which would include class
room, office, research, commercial and
residential spaces. The idea behind a uni
versity village-type development would be
to create a self-contained community.
The suggestions for the Mason Farm
property called for the expansion of the
Friday Center, new buildings for a variety
of purposes and additional parking to ac
commodate the expansions.
Rigterink said the final plans would
probably combine elements ofthe all of the
alternatives for each property.
George Alexiou, a supervising trans
portation engineer from Parsons,
Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, the
transportation consulting firm working
with JJR, said transportation was a major
concerns in any possible development.
“The idea is to reduce the number of
single-occupant automobiles,” he said.
Alexiou said the success of expanded
transportation services would depend to
some degree on the town’s cooperation.
The representatives of JJR will return to
campus Dec. 14 and 15 to continue their
dialogue with UNC, Canboro and Chapel