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Students to Combat Anti-Semitism at Speak Out
BY MARVA HINTON
The recent discovery of University li
brary books marred with swastikas and
Klu Klux Klan symbols has spurred stu
dent leaders to organize a speak out to be
held today in the Pit.
In addition to books found Tuesday by
senior Rachel Burton, Undergraduate Li
brary officials on Thursday found three
more books marked with swastikas, bring
ing the total number of marred books to 43.
The letters KKK and the words “Sin Hill"
were also found on two books.
Student Body President-Elect Aaron
Nelson said he encouraged students who
were upset about recent anti-Semitic events
Decision Could Reduce
Cost of Coursepacks
BY JAMES PALMER
Students tired of paying high prices for
coursepacks might get some relief from a
recent Michigan court case that could elimi
nate royalties on copyrighted materials.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth
Circuit handed down a ruling in February
that would allow copyrighted materials to
be used for educational purposes.
“The primary objective of copyright is
not to reward the labors of authors, but to
promote the progress of science and useful
arts,” a panel of judges wrote.
The Michigan case could allow univer
sities, professors and copy shops to freely
produce copyrighted materials if they are
in accordance with the 1976 Copyright
“I think it definitively answered the
question on coursepacks, ’’ said Jim Smith,
president of Michigan Document Services
and defendant in the case.
The Feb. 12 ruling supports the section
of the act that allows for the “fair use of a
copyrighted work ... for purposes such as
criticism, comment, news reporting, teach
ing (including multiple copies for class
Former Black Panther Leader Calls for Socialist Revolution
The former head of the Black Panther
party told a crowd of close to 100 that
“socialist revolution is coming to America"
In his speech, Kwame Ture stressed the
importance of organization among both
African Americans other ethnicities in or
der to replace capitalism with socialism,
which he called the only “just economic
Ture told the UNC crowd that America
today “is more ripe for revolution than it
was in 605.” He said that each individual
was responsible for “advancing humanity
by destroying injustice.”
Ture defended practices such as affir
mative action, stating that “Africans have
been robbed of their history by capitalism
Ture's stop in Chapel Hill was part of a
recruitment drive for his political party, the
All African People’s Revolutionary Party.
Ture said the primary goals of the party
were to achieve "total liberation and unifi
cation of Africa under scientific socialism”
and “Pan-African empowerment.”
Bom Stokley Carmichael, Ture was a
well-known figure in the Civil Rights Move
ment. Asa student at Howard University,
he chaired the Student Non-Violent Coor
dinating Committee. Ture is also credited
with popularizing the 1960s rallying cry
for “Black Power."
Ture moved to the African nation of
Guinea in 1969, where he became involved
in the Pan-African movement. In 1978 he
changed his name to honor Kwame
Nkrumah and Sekou Ture, two prominent
leaders of the AAPRP.
Ture likened Pan-Africanism to the at
tempts to achieve a unified European com
munity. Ture said that the Pan-African
movement was well underway hundreds
of years ago, before it was interrupted by
the rise of imperialism and slavery.
Ture told the crowd how 300 million
Africans, “the young and the strong, "were
removed from their homeland, which “de
stroyed the level of productive forces in the
continent. ” Ture, a self proclaimed revolu
tionary, said “now the only way Africa can
arrive at continental unity is through revo-
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America needs fewer men obsessed with erecting fences of hate, suspicion, and name calling.
William Arthur Ward
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on campus to attend
the speak out in the
Pit between 11a.m.
and 1 p.m. today.
people an opportu
nity to express
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themselves,” Nelson said. “We don’t want
people to hold this in. We hope this will
heal some of the wounds this has caused. ”
Nelson said the swastika was a symbol
of hatred toward everyone and whoever
defaced the books did more than vandalize
“For someone to use a swastika in their
vandalism indicates that there’s something
behind it far more significant than vandal
ism,” Nelson said.
room use), scholarship orresearch. ” Smith
said he had been in contact with more than
50 publishing heads and that a majority of
them had never read the section of the 1976
Smith prevailed in the suit against a
medley of publishers funded and coordi
nated by the Association of American Pub
lishers. The group was fighting for its share
of infringement royalties.
Although the court case is only legally
binding in Sixth Circuit states (Michigan,
Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee), Smith
said the verdict would set a viable prece
dent in future cases. The ruling will not go
into effect until after another hearing later
In the meantime, college book stores
around the country are being advised to
continue paying copyright fees for materi
als in coursepacks.
Kirk Ross, who is working on anew
book division for Copytron, attended a
conference of the National Association of
College Stores last month in Nashville.
Ross said conference speakers cautioned
custom printers not to act too hastily be-
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Kwame Ture (formerly Stokley Carmichael) spoke to an audience of about 100 in Manning Hall on Thursday night.
Ture said that "America today is more ripe for revolution than it was in the ’6os."
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“It’s made me feel uncomfortable,”
Nelson said. “It’s given me a desire to
educate students about this issue. This hate
comes from ignorance.”
David Taylor, head librarian at the
Undergraduate Library, said finding van
dalism of this nature was rare.
“I have never seen anything like this,”
Taylor said. “What we see a lot is high
lighting or underlining. About one time in
a thousand we catch someone.”
Library officials removed the vandal
ized books from the shelves Thursday and
reported the matter to the University Po
lice, who are conducting an investigation.
“Mutilation of library property would
be considered a violation of state law,”
Taylor said. “If we did see somebody do
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Posters for Senior Class president candidates are back up in a number of campus buildings. Ladell Robbins and
Amelia Bruce will face Katie McNerny and Minesh Mistry in a re-election on Tuesday. See story, page 3.
ing it we would charge them in the Honor
Taylor said he thought the books were
“We think that it was done no more
than a week ago,” Taylor said. “A staff
member remembers seeing it, but she got
distracted and didn’t get to report it.”
Taylor said marks onthebooks couldbe
removed by shaving them off or using a
marker to blacken them.“We appreciate
the support of the students for the library,”
Taylor said. “This is a slap at them.”
Dean of Students Fred Schroeder also
said the defamation upset him.
“My belief and hope is that this is an
action taken by an uncouth, perhaps un
educated, individual with little concept of
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Gov. Jim Hunt named
Janice Faulkner to take
over as Secretary of State
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what the symbol means,” Schroeder said.
“The University community needs to
be aware of and sensitive to the very nega
tive symbols swastikas carry for a large
number of our students, faculty and staff,
not just people of the Jewish faith,”
Darin Diner, director of Hillel, said oc
casionally he had told Jewish parents who
were considering sending their children to
UNC that Jews were not always well re
ceived by the campus community.
“Every week I get calls from prospective
parents who want to know if it’s okay to
send their Jewish children to Carolina,”
Diner said. “I find myself saying it’s usu
ally OK, but.... I shouldn’t have to say a
Ask for Change of Venue
Attorneys representing Wendell
Williamson and his parents have asked
that a civil suit hearing be moved from
Orange County to Durham County courts.
The change-of-venue request was made
by Douglas Deßank, a Greensboro attor
ney representing the Williamsons. He said
media attention would make it difficult to
have a fair trial.
Karl and Carol Reichardt filed the
wrongful death suit against Dee and Fonda
Williamson and their son Wendell
Williamson on Dec. 27, 1995. The
player Kevin was
shot to death when
Street firing an M-l
rifle in January,
County jury found
guilty by reason of
insanity Nov. 7,
was committed to
Dorothea Dix Men-
tal Hospital in Raleigh.
“Those events... received extensive and
highly prejudicial newspaper, radio and
television coverage,” Deßank’s request
“There are probable grounds to believe
... that a fair and impartial trial cannot be
obtained in Orange County.”
In a later interview, Deßank said he
thought the probability of a fair trial would
be greater the farther the suit was moved
from Orange County. By law, a civil suit
can only be moved to an adjoining county,
“The real question is whether or not you
can find 12 jurors with no preconceived
notions with this massive media cover
age,” he said.
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■ UNC system schools use
varying strategies to make
the most of minority grants.
BY JAMES LEWIS
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS EDITOR
Schools across the UNC system have
adopted sharply different strategies to use
limited minority presence grants in recruit
ing minority students to the system’s 16
The state-appropriatedgrants have been
a primary tool in diversifying the 16 schools
in the system for the past 15 years. But the
program, which was started about 1980,
has not received a funding increase in more
than a decade. Currently, the legislature
appropriates $1,140,000 to the program
And while some schools spread then
money across a large number of minority
students diluting the amount of indi
vidual grants others think it is more
effective to give a few students grants that
more than cover tuition costs.
For instance, at UNC-Charlotte in the
fall of 1994, 32 undergraduate students
received grants averaging $l,OOO. At North
Carolina Central University, 41 students
received grants averaging about $1,150.
That means grant recipients atNCCU cov
ered all of the costs of a semester’s tuition.
On the other end of the spectrum, Eliza
beth City State University gave out 134
grants averaging $ 178 in fall 1994. At N.C.
State University, 188 students were
awarded grants averaging $4lB each.
According to statistics available for fall
1994, at 11 of the system’s 15 schools an
average undergraduate grant covered more
than 50 percent of that semester’s tuition
At four of those schools, students were
able to cover all tuition costs. At the other
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“The main purpose of the
legal system is to treat
everyone fairly. ”
HAH OLD MAHLER
Attorney for the Williamsons
Carol Reichardt said she thought the
media coverage did not justify moving the
“I wouldn’t think it would make a dif
ference, but then I don’t live in North
Carolina,” she said.
Harold Mahler, an attorney who also
represents the Williamsons, said the pub
licity would have a definite impact on
some aspects of the suit, such as jury selec
“The main purpose of the legal system
is to treat everyone fairly, ” he said. “I hope
we could achieve an unbiased jury.”
The suit includes claims of negligence
on behalf of Williamson’s parents, includ
ing failing to secure the M-l rifle he took
from their home.
The suit also claims the Williamsons
did not provide adequate mental health
care for their son.
The Reichardts have said any monetary
compensation resulting from the suit would
go to the Kevin Reichardt Scholarship
Carol Reichardt said people close to
Williamson should have known about his
illness and tried to get him help.
“I think it was a real breakdown in the
societal support system. Where was every
body?” she said.
Even though the suit itself has not af
fected the Reichardts’ lives very much,
Carol Reichardt said the actual shooting
still weighed heavily upon them.
“We are still in counseling; we are still
coping,” she said. “This will be with me
the rest of my life.”
The Reichardts’ attorney, G. Jona Poe
Jr., declined comment.
Dee Williamson, Wendell Williamson’s
father, refused to comment.
found not guilty by
reason of insanity by
an Orange County jury
on Nov. 7,1995.