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Volume 104, Issue 4
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Jesse Shade and her brother Dylan crawl along the wall bordering Polk Place on Sunday afternoon
as their father watches. The family members were in town visiting their uncle.
Aldermen Table Decision on Landfill
■ Almost all the board
members said they had
fundamental problems with
the site selection process.
The fate of the new Orange County
landfill remained undecided as Carrboro
Aldermen tabled discussion on Tuesday
night. Aldermen expressed dismay with
the process that led to the selection of a site
in Duke Forest adjacent to the current
All of the board members, except for
Alderman Jay Bryan, expressed disap
proval for the controversial Orange County
Mayor Mike Nelson said he could not
support Site 17 in any form because he
believed the selection process was “some
what of a scam.”
“Of four sites, two never would have
been picked, ” Nelson said. “One was next
to a reservoir and would never have been
picked. The other was next to a state park,
and there is federal law against putting a
landfill next to a state park.”
Town Council Promises to Be
More Involved in Bar Control
BY GIBSON PATE
Council members are promising to become more
involved in the rules that govern the behavior of
underage drinkers, which may be subject to change
after an emotional Chapel Hill Town Council meeting
“Was the meeting productive? Yes. You could
have heard a pin drop when Kenneth MeGee got up to
talk,” said Town Council member Joe Capowski,
referring to the emotional plea the father of former
UNC student Jamie McGee made for council action.
His speech was very important and made a strong
point, Capowski said.
Council member Joyce Brown agreed that Monday
night’s meeting was very productive, as the council
addressed the issues and heard the viewpoints of the
public. “It is important to remember that no final
Hooker Refutes Men’s Megations
BY MOLLY FELMET
Chancellor Michael Hooker refuted Carolina Re
view Publisher Charlton Allen’s allegation that Hooker
had paid for political activist Louis FatTakhan to speak
on campus while Hooker was president of the Univer
sity of Massachusetts.
“I did not give money to Louis Farrakhan, nor did
my office give money to Louis Farrakhan,” Hooker
Allen made the allegation during Monday’s broad
cast of WPTF’s “Tom Joyner Show.” The show fo
cused on public reaction to a Feb. 14 issue of the
Review that depicted Student Body President-Elect
Aaron Nelson with horns and a pitchfork.
Allen said Tuesday that the source for his allegation
was an editorial published in the Charlotte Observer
on May 19, 1995. The article, “Word of warning to
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Arizona Republican Primary on
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Mayor MIKE NELSON
said the selection
process for the landfill
site was unfair.
Site 17 is bor
dered by Eubanks
Road and Old N.C.
86 and includes a
portion of Duke
Forest. The pro
posed site is also
connected to the
current landfill. The
Chapel Hill Town
Council, the town
the Orange County
voted earlier this
month to approve Site 17 for the new
Because the aldermen disapproved of
it was reluctant to vote on the site without
looking into three key concerns.
Nelson said he wanted the Landfill
Owners Group to work out a compensa
tion plan for residents living near Site 17
and the current landfill.
The mayor also said he wanted infor
mation on how a 50 percent reduction in
solid waste would reduce transportation
costs of trash.
Board members said they wanted more
decision was made concerning council control over
bars,” she said.
The council sent the issue back to the town man
ager and town attorney who will review the resolution
and present the proposal again at a later meeting in
March. “We still want to get comments and reactions
from the public, and need further information before
we can make a concrete decision,” Brown said.
The council would not hear from the town man
ager until later next month, Capowski said. Until
then, the council members will most likely delay
discussion on possible solutions.
“The manager will try by March 23 to rewrite the
current law,” Capowski said. He said that the council
had not had time to come up with any ideas yet, and
that they really needed to look at Town Manager Cal
Horton and Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos’ reports
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UNC,” was written by Daniel Flynn, who was a
senior at UMass at the time.
Quoting a report by the conservative Massachu
setts Association of Scholars, Flynn said Tuesday that
The Voice, one of UMass’s campus newspapers, re
ported that a committee set up to allocate money
given to the president’s office voted to spend $5,000 to
bring FatTakhan to campus.
Hooker said he had strongly objected to Farrakhan’s
1994 visit to the UMass Amherst campus because
Farrakhan did not allow anyone to question his views.
A March 1994 article in the Boston Globe quoted
a prepared statement in which Hooker said, “Inviting
speakers to campus such as minister Louis Farrakhan
does not promote comity nor community. It tends to
pull us apart at a time when we should be engaging in
activities that bring us together.”
See RADIO, Page 2
Chapel Hill, North Caroliaa
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1996
Wake Forest ravaged North
Carolina 84-60 to drop the Tar
Heels to 9-6 in the ACC. Page 5
information about what could happen if
they were to reject the site.
Alderman Diana McDufFee said she
was not at all comfortable with Site 17
because she believed the site had been
chosen in an unjust manner.
“It seems to me that whenever there is
something to be sited, the data always
points to placing it where minorities and
poor people live,” McDufFee said.
Holding off on a decision was impor
tant because if solid waste reduction meth
ods were enacted, a smaller landfill site
could be used, Alderman Jacquelyn Gist
Alderman Alex Zaffron explained why
delaying the vote was so crucial.
“I understand that we may not legally
be able to address the injustices of the
past,” Zaffron said. “What we can do now
is try not to repeat them.”
Bryan excused himself from participat
ing in reviewing the site because his wife
owns a portion of land located in the OC
“lam requesting that I be recursed from
this vote,” Bryan asked. “I am concerned
that if I did vote one way or the other, it
could be perceived as what my wife wants
to do rather then what is the best interests
of the public.”
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Erin Vernon, a freshman from Wadesboro, takes advantage of the high temperatures
to work on her tan while completing her homework.
Young Republican Leaders
Accused of Divisive Tactics
BY JOHN SWEENEY
While UNC has never been a strong
hold of conservatism, recent developments
involving the leadership of the Young Re
publicans and the Carolina Review have
left many campus conservatives wonder
ing if their image has been irreparably
According to almost a dozen active
Republicans and conservatives at UNC,
Carolina Review publisher Charlton Allen
and Young Republicans Chairman
Jonathan Jordan have done more harm
than good to their party during the past
year. “Basically, with the current leader
ship, the YR are doing nothing worthwhile
for the Republican Party and nothing
worthwhile for the conservative movement
as a whole,” said James Hoffman, former
Review associate publisher and former YR
The rift between Allen, Jordan and other
Republicans on campus has grown so deep
that many leaders within YR resigned from
the group in January to form anew group,
Jordan claims that there are more than
Court to Decide if Jury Will Hear
Former Student’s Rape Interview
BYROBYN TOMLIN HACKLEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
HILLSBOROUGH Attorneys for a
former UNC student accused of date rape
sought Tuesday to throw out the student's
taped confession before his trial even be
gan because they said he was not read his
Dennis Choi's taped statement was
made in December 1994, about 18 hours
after he allegedly had non-consensual sex
with a UNC junior in a residence hall after
they both had been drinking. North Caro
lina law states that having sex with a per
son who is mentally incapacitated, or who
has temporarily lost the ability to consent
to have intercourse, is second-degree rape.
Choi testified Tuesday in a pre-trial hear
ing that University Police Lt. Henry “Clay”
A display honoring African-American
women was spray-painted by an
unknown offender. Page 3
Did Charlton Allen and
Jonathan Jordan collect
names of conservative
students to form a grass
roots base opposed to
Have Allen and Jordan
t conservatives out of YR?
Have Allen and Jordan
made the Carolina Review
a tool to attack
disagree with them?
400 members ofYR at UN C, but Hoffman,
former YR Chairman Bryson Koehler and
former YR Executive Vice Chair Jason
Jolley said the actual number of active
members over the past few years has been
less than 20, and that few members outside
of the officers came to meetings.
A Canvas Against Nelson
Discord had been building within YR
Williams put words into his mouth and
questioned him without telling him that he
had the right to refuse to answer questions
or to call an attorney.
“I really didn’t have a choice in the
matter,” Choi testified. “I didn’t know I
could leave, that it was up to me to make
Choi said if he had known at the time of
the questioning that he could have refused
to answer Williams’ questions or called an
attorney he would have done so.
Orange County Superior Court Judge
Jamie Allen said he would rule on the pre
trial defense motion to suppress the re
corded statement at 9:30 a.m. today in the
Orange County Superior Courthouse in
Allen also excused several potential ju
rors and dismissed the remaining 28 until
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since the beginning of the fall semester,
when Jordan began sending members of
YR on a canvas, or door-to-door cam
paign, to question students about their
political beliefs, Hoffman said. Young
Republicans then compiled a list of stu
dents who considered themselves either
conservative, Republican or supporters of
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.
Jordan said Tuesday that the purpose of
the canvas was to find more students inter
ested in joining YR.
Hoffman and Jolley said the list had
several other purposes.
First, the list would give Allen and Jor
dan a substantial voter base in their oppo
sition to Student Body President-Elect
Aaron Nelson, who was then a member of
Student Congress and president of the
Young Democrats. Hoffman said the two
already believed Nelson would run for
student body president.
“They were totally consumed with the
idea of the political destruction of Aaron
Nelson,” Hoffman said.
If they did not prevent Nelson from
getting elected, Jolley said, Allen and Jor-
See REPUBLICANS, Page 4
the court could rule on the pre-trial mo
During his testimony, Lt. Williams
played the taped interview for the court.
No potential jurors were present.
In the 30-minute interview, Choi said
he met up with the alleged victim, a friend
of his, at a party where they both became
intoxicated. He said she had thrown up
and he had stayed with her. Choi said he
later took her to his room in the Spanish
House in Carmichael Residence Hall at
about 3 a.m. on Dec. 4,1994.
Choi said they had discussed their rela
tionship and they kissed in his bed. “We
kind of took off our clothes. I took my
clothes off.” When asked about the
woman’s clothes he said, “Itookherclothes
See COURT, Page 2
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spring weather and new campus leaders,
another important change looms: the se
lection of anew editor for The Daily Tar
Heel. Students can apply now to be mem
bers of the 11-person board that will select
the 1996-97 editor. Selection Board appli
cations are available at the Carolina Union
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