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Chapel Hill Remembers, One Year Later
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Friends of lacrosse player Kevin Reichardt mourn at the site of his death just days after the shootings.
Public Forum to Debate Insanity Defense Tonight
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To raise awareness about the insanity de
fense and its legal ramifications, the One Four
Kevin Foundation will sponsor a public fo
rum today in 100 Hamilton Hall at 7 p.m.
The night will also serve as a memorial
service for slain lacrosse player Kevin
“The Reichardts’ want to see some action,
and they want people to be aware, and this
was a good idea to get a lot of awareness out,”
said junior Peter Murphy, Reichardt’s former
lacrosse teammate. “I view it as an attempt to
PETER MURPHY is
one of the sponsors of
BOT Committee Endorses s3l Increase
The Board of Trustees Finance Com
mittee recommended the approval of the
s3l Educational and Technological fee
increase for the 1996-97 academic year at a
committee meeting Thursday despite ob
jections from the student body president.
Student Body President Calvin
Cunningham, who was the only commit
tee member to vote against the increase,
said he doubted the necessity of a fee in
crease for technological improvement.
“One of the fundamental questions that
students are asking is: Are we on the right
road with the E and T fee?” he said.
Technology is being underutilized at
the University, Cunningham said. For in
stance, putting Pentium chip computers in
labs used primarily for word processing is
unnecessary, he said.
“I have the sense that we’re buying a
Cadillac when we could get by with a
Model-T,” he said.
Chief of Staff Elson Floyd said the in
crease would “help provide the infrastruc
ture for our specific technology needs on
“In the journalism school, for example,
the fee increase would be used to change
All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.
Goble Goes to Court
The victim's brother overshadowed
the judge's decision to delay the
confessed killer's hearing. Page 3
the wet lab into a digital photo lab, ” Floyd
Student fees will increase by less than 5
percent, even with s3l increase and other
planned student fee increases, Floyd said.
He said student health and athletic fees
will remain the same for the upcoming
Money for software programs should
come from individual departments to lessen
the impact on funds reserved for technol
ogy, Floyd added.
Cunningham complimented Floyd for
educating the student body on the pro
posed fee increase, but Cunningham said
he was concerned about how the money
would be spent.
Chancellor Michael Hooker agreed with
Cunningham’s assessment of the impact
the fee will have on technological services
available to students but supported the
The cost of updating the University’s
technological systems should not be en
tirely the responsibility of the students, he
“We cannot build technology on the
back of student fee increases,” Hooker
“At some point we will have to go to the
state, but we’re not at that point yet,”
begin to find the best solution to the problem of
the insanity defense.”
One year ago today, Reichardt and Chapel
Hill resident Ralph Walker were shot and
killed on Henderson Street by former UNC
law student Wendell Williamson. An Orange
County jury found Williamson not guilty by
reason of insanity on Nov. 7.
Kevin Reichardt’s father, Dr. Karl
Reichardt, and former lacrosse teammate
Brooks Brown will lead the memorial service.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox
and N.C. Sens. Patrick Ballantine, R-New
See FORUM, Page 2
but this one is appropriate.”
A “comprehensive plan” is needed to
pay the rapidly increasing cost of technol
ogy required by the University, Hooker
But areas in need of more technology
are not being addressed, Cunningham said.
He cited a lack of access to technology for
students as a major concern.
“Computer labs are crammed with stu
dents” at all horns, especially with the
Undergraduate Library staying open 24
hours,hesaid. “Students really want to see
a true improvement in services.”
“This is just a stopgap measure,” he
said. “We need a multi-year plan, and we
have to talk about the total need for new
However, Hookersaid “students will be
getting an adequate return on their invest
ment” in the technology fee.
The full BOT will vote on the s3l in
crease at its 3 p.m. meeting today.
At a meeting following the Finance
Committee meeting, the Academic Affairs
and Personnel Committee and the Student
Affairs Committee heard from Board of
Visitors Task Force representative Carl
Ragsdale, who recommended increasing
out-of-state tuition from $9,802 to SIB,OOO.
Chapel Hill, North Ciroßu
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26,1996
Hospitals Employee Guilty
A UNC Hospitals employee was
found guilty of the sale and
possession of marijuana. Page 3
Henderson Street Shootings
Still Cast Shadow Over Town
One year ago today, Chapel Hill was in
a state of shock. Sophomore UNC lacrosse
player Kevin Reichardt and Chapel Hill resident
Ralph Walker were killed today when UNClaw
student Wendell Williamson opened fire on
Henderson Street These were the words stu
dents and residents alike were left to ponder
how something like this could happen in
Today that question still lingers in the
minds of people in Chapel Hill. What do
these two tragic deaths mean about our
The quaint streets of Chapel Hill have
not seemed quite so peaceful since the Jan.
26,1995 shootings on Henderson Street.
“Henderson Street is not that big of deal,
but there is just something new every week
as far as Kevin not being around,” said
junior lacrosse player Peter Murphy,
Reichardt’s friend and teammate.
“With the trial, classes, moving into
different houses, starting anew lacrosse
season without him, celebrating his birth
day (last Saturday). There is always some
Even for those who weren’t close to the
victims, remembering the shooting still
rattles their emotions.
DTH /CRAIG JONES
People placed flowers and reminders of Kevin Reichardt s UNC lacrosse
career at a memorial on Henderson Street last January.
Citation for Open-Container Violation Dropped
■ Jonathan McMurray said police had no
evidence that he was carrying an open
alcoholic beverage when he was charged.
BY LUTHER CALDWELL
UNC graduate student Jonathan McMurray won his court
battle against Chapel Hill Thursday when a citation against him
was dropped on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
McMurray was issued the citation Oct. 19 for violating the
town's new open-container law.
The arresting officer, Edwin Swain of the University Police,
issued the citation to McMurray for carrying an open container.
Swain did not check to see if the beverage was a malt beverage
or a non-alcoholic drink.
Swain testified that he saw McMurray carrying a malt bever
age. Under cross-examination from McMurray, Swain was asked
what beer looked, smelled and tasted like.
Swain admitted he did not know if McMurray was carrying
beer or a non-alcoholic beverage because he could not see, smell
or taste it.
McMurray said Judge Lowry Betts based his decision on the
fact that the arresting officer did not check the beverage in
There was insufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reason
able doubt, McMurray said.
McMurray cited the precedent of similar case in 1931, State vs.
Fields. In this case, police raided a man's home and never took a
Teaching With Style
Professor Mike Williams teaches
graphic design and photography
with a creative touch. Page 3
“It was a terrible
tragedy I cer
tainly want to be
lieve that it was an
aberration in the life
said Mayor Rose
mary Waldorf. “I
don’t know how
you ever put away
the feelings of shock
The horror of the day that rocked the
Chapel Hill community still weighs heavily
on those who were near the Henderson
Street shootings—not just on today's one
year anniversary, but every day.
Attorney Bob Epting was on Henderson
Street last Jan. 26 and helped wrestle the M
-1 World War II rifle from Williamson.
Because Epting continues to ride his bike
along Henderson Street to and from work,
he said he thought about the shootings
“I don’t think I’ll ever go that way again
without thinking about it—especially when
I’m going up the street, ” Epting said. “I see
the street the way I think Wendell saw the
Enduring the healing process and facing
See SHOOTINGS, Page 2
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■ Some faculty members are
upset that they cannot be
considered for four new
BY LILLIE CRATON
UNC’s decision to use four new Kenan
professorships, with salaries topping
$1.25,000, to lure top teachers from the
nation’s elite schools has left some current
faculty members unhappy.
While the program will bring impres
sive names to the University, some faculty
members think it is unfair that current
faculty are ineligible, a faculty council
There are currently 59 Kenan profes
sors at UNC.
Rich Beckman, professor of journalism
and mass communications and an elected
faculty council representative, said the
chancellor’s administrative council had
originally recommended that the profes
sorships be available to UNC faculty, but
Chancellor Michael Hookerandthe Kenan
Foundation rejected that suggestion.
“The administrative council recom
mended something different, ’’ he said. “My
question is why (Hooker) overruled his
A search committee is being formed to
seek and recruit the mid-career professors,
who will receive between $125,000 and
$140,000 a year to come to UNC.
Jane Brown, chairwoman of the faculty
council, said she understood the faculty
concerns, but that the plan had many strong
“We have many Kenan Professors al
ready,” she said, adding that plans are
underway to boost current faculty salaries.
Brown said she thought the four new
professorships would send an important
message about how much the University
But Beckman questioned the high sala
ries for the new professors. “These salaries
are two or three times higher than what
many professors are getting, even some of
the people who have won numerous teach
ing awards,” he said.
Arne Kalleberg, chairman ofthe Sociol
ogy Department and Kenan professor, said
he had some reservations about the way
the decision was handled.
“I feel that we have a problem with
rewarding the professors we do have,” he
said. “I’m concerned about salary inequali
ties among very talented members of the
But Kalleberg said that despite his reser
vations he thought the new professorships
would be a “wonderful opportunity for the
“I feel these kinds of opportunities to
bring new people into the faculty are great, ”
he said. “I feel very positive that this is
Hooker, interim provost Richard
Richardson and Chief of Staff Elson Floyd
were unavailable for comment.
debate the insanity
Tonight. 7 pjn.,
100 Hamilton Hail
sample of a beverage they thought was
alcoholic. Fields claimed the beverage was
root beer and won.
McMurray said Betts called the law
vague and unenforceable. McMurray
agreed with Betts and speculated that the
judge’s ruling would cause the open-con
tamer law to be rescinded.
However, Chapel Hill police Chiefßalph
Pendergraph issued a press release later in
the day stating that the law would remain
“The disposition of an open-container
case... today will not result in a change in
the town of Chapel Hill’s enforcement of
its open-container ordinance," he stated in
a press release.
“Officers in the police department have been instructed to
enforce this provision of the town code as before, "the press release
McMurray said that the current open-container law is unfair to
students and that the council should rethink its policy.
“It’s an unjust law,” McMurray said. “The town council
knows it’s wrong, but it just didn’t care (about how it is enforced).
“Wealthy alumni are allowed to get soused as often as they
want at football games, but if they are a student they are treated as
criminals," McMurray said.
“If beer injustice rears its ugly head, the Sons of Liberty will be
back, ” McMurray said, making an allusion to his tongue-in-cheek
group of more than 60 people who share his dislike of the open
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UNC graduate student
MCMURRAY said the
open-container law is
not fair to students,