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THURSDAY, JUNE 6,1996
UNC Mourns for Student Leader
■ Two singing groups performed tributes to
recent UNC graduate Brad King, who died
Friday in a car accident, at his funeral.
BY MARVA HINTON
Gose to 1,000 friends and relatives came together Tuesday to
mourn the loss of 1996 UNC graduate Bradley Ross King, 22, of
Wake Forest who died Friday in a car accident.
During the service, held at Asbury United Methodist Church
in Raleigh, King’s friends celebrated him
in the medium he loved best: song.
Gose to 30 members of the Governor’s
School Chorus, of which King was a mem
ber, sang songs to King and his family.
They closed with a remake of “Bridge Over
Two of the chorus have already died. A
member of the chorus said during their
grieving, King had been the one to keep
“He was a bridge to us, as I’m sure he
was to you,” she said in introduction.
The Gef Hangers, of whom King was a
member, also performed in his honor. They
sang the hymn “View That Holy City,”
dragging out the last chorus of “I’m gonna sing and never get
The Rev. Jerry T. Smith also had fond recollections of King’s
musical talents. He spoke of King’s debut.
Asa child, King took part in a Christmas pageant as one of the
Three Wise Men. On opening night, the other two wise men did
not show up, so King sang all three roles—by moving to the spots
where his cohorts were supposed to stand.
He read aloud King’s latest resume as an example of all he had
accomplished. “What an extraordinary life in 22 years,” he said.
See KING, Page 2
UNC Athletes Track Top NCAA Honors
Tar Heel traeksters completed the most successful NCAA Outdoor Track Championship perform ace
in school history on Saturday. The men's team fimshed fourth, while the women came ip fifth.
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UNC Benefactor Frank Kenan Dies
Frank H. Kenan, a distinguished busi
nessman and dedicated supporter of the
University, died Tuesday at his home in
Durham at the age of 83.
Kenan, who graduated from the Uni
versity in 1935, was closely linked to the
school for the rest of his life while building
Kenan Oil Cos. and Kenan Transport Cos.
UNC-system President C.D. Spangler
said, “All through Frank Kenan’s life he
helped make our University better.”
He continued his family’s tradition of
monetary donations to his alma mater by
providing $lO million for anew Kenan-
Flagler Business School building in 1991.
“His stalwart support of the University,
particularly in the business school, cannot
be measured in dollars and cents," said
Chancellor Michael Hooker. “Frank has
helped make UNC what it is today because
of his deep love for this place. He will
forever be at the heart of the University.”
Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean
Paul Fulton said Kenan’s support was felt
throughout his school and the campus.
“He’s been everything to the business
school—visionary, motivator, philanthro
pist," he said. “Where this school is today
is as much the work of Frank Kenan as
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DTH/KATHL P EN OEHLER
Mourners gather Tuesday at Pine Forest Memorial Cemetary in Wake Forest to say farewell to Brad King, who was
killed Friday in a car accident. The Clef Hangers, of which King was a member, sang a tribute to him at the funeral.
organizations while a
student at UNC.
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Philanthropist FRANK H. KENAN 'will
forever be at the heart' of UNC.
anyone, and his impact and the mark of the
Kenan family can be seen across the UNC
The new Carolina Football Center wiU
also be named after Kenan.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
A renowned historical
meeting moves South for
the first time. Page 3.
Director of Athletics John Swoffordsaid,
“He has been a long time supporter of
athletics at the University and we are very
grateful for his generosity of spirit as well
as his financial generosity.”
“I am glad we were able to honor him
before his passing by naming the new Caro
lina Football Center for him,” he said.
Student Body President Aaron Nelson
said all students benefited from the gener
osity of Kenan and his family.
“The Kenans have been tremendous
benefactors of the University. We cannot
thank them enough.”
Kenan was bom in 1912 in Atlanta, but
his ancestors had been in North Carolina
since 1733. Following graduation from
UNC, he wanted to go into banking like his
grandfather, but prospects during the De
pression looked dim.
After going broke with a failed oil com
mission agency, he succeeded with Kenan
Oil and later in trucking. Kenan was presi
dent and chief executive officer cf Kenan
Transport until his death. The World War
II Navy veteran also founded Tops Petro
leum Corp. and Westfield Cos. and for
many years was chairman and CEO of
See KENAN, Page 2
To Mandate, or
Not to Mandate?
Town Council postpones
sprinkler vote, but N.C. House
moves at full speed. Page 3
Track Squads Sprint
To Top NCAA Finishes
AND CRAIG KISER
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
After last week’s NCAA Outdoor
Championships in Eugene, Ore., maybe
North Carolina track coach Dennis
Craddock should buy a lottery ticket.
Before the season, Craddock set the
goals for the 1996 outdoor season at a high
level. For the women, it was a top five
performance in the national champion
ship meet. For the men, a top 10 finish
would suffice. Of course, Craddock said,
they too could finish in the top five.
On Saturday, those goals were achieved.
Using three national championship per
formances, the men’s track team placed
fourth and the women’s squad finished
fifth at the NCAA Championships.
The men’s fourth-place finish was the
highest for a UNC team since a third place
performance in 1950.
Georgia Tech’s 1994 finish is the only
other time an Atlantic Coast Conference
school has posted as high.
In addition, the men’s 37-point total is
the highest-ever by an ACC men’s team.
Not to be outdone, the women’s fifth
place finish was the best in school history,
DTH to Sponsor Foundation, Award for
Staff Member Who Died in Fraternity Fire
■ The Joanna Howell
Foundation will award $250
for enterprise journalism.
BY JEANNE FUGATE
Starting this fall, The Daily Tar Heel
will sponsor an award in the name of one
of its writers, J oanna Kristine Howell, who
died in the May 12 Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity house fire.
Howell, 21, had served on the paper’s
editorial board for more than three semes
ters and had achieved the position of Assis
tant Editorial Page editor in Spring 1995.
Howell displayed a driving interest in
enterprise reporting and investigative edi
torial work. She produced her most de
tailed work this spring, when she com
bined large-scale opinion pieces on the
Educational Foundation and on recent
drinking ordinance changes.
In her name and in the spirit of her
outdistancing a sixth place finish in 1994.
“I’m a big believer in setting goals for
the team,’’Craddock said. “Iliketodothat
as a coach, to say ‘this is what I think we
can do. We may surpass this or we may not
do it. But let’s do all we can to reach this
“It feels great because the men sur
passed what we thought they were going
to do and the women did what we thought
they were capable of doing.”
Sophomore Monique Hennagan, who
couldn’t compete in the finals of the 1995
Championships after injuring her ham
string, grabbed her second national title of
theyear, winningthe 800-meter. Hennagan
also won the 400 indoor title in March.
“The 800 isn’t usually my event sol was
really pleased I won it,” Hennagan said.
“My main goal was to come out of the
meet uninjured. To go out there and come
back healthy and with a national champi
onship, I was very pleased."
Hennagan also finished fourth in the
400-meter on Saturday, running for the
fourth consecutive day of the competition.
“That last day, it caught up to her,”
Craddocksaid. “Aboutthelast 150 meters,
you could just tell her body was tired.
See TRACK, Page 9
Fund will award bi
annual prizes of up
to $250 to help an
nalist produce an in
depth story or photo
essay on an issue of
porary interest. The
DTH will devote an
entire page to pub
lish the work.
committee will de
cide the awards.
Proposals can be submitted by more
than one person. All applicants must be
Applications will go out at the start of
each fall and spring semester.
While this award is important in con
tinuing Howell’s legacy, it certainly can
not match up to her contributions.
“We will remember Joanna as a zesty
Catch this year's schedule
of events for the world
famous festival. Page 6
Might Be Work
Of Same Vandal
■ University Police think this incident might
be related to the swastikas found in the
Undergraduate Library in March.
BY STEPHANIE M. SHAW
A Davis Library employee found 30 books defaced with swas
tikas similar to an earlier incident when 45 books marked with the
symbol were discovered at the Undergraduate Library in March.
On May 27, Ory Warshenbrot was shelving books and discov
ered swastikas on 20th century German
history books in the stacks on the third
floor of Davis Library, said Joe Hewitt,
director of academic affairs.
The next day Warshenbrot found
another series of defaced books in the
Hewitt said Warshenbrot immediately notified Mitchell
Whichard, head of the circulation department, once he found the
Whichard said 30 books were found in the stacks. They are
keeping track of the vandalized books by call number.
“We are going to keep a list of defaced books and try to figure
out a pattern,” Hewitt said.
The swastikas were written with a black magic marker on the
outside spine of books on varied topics that concentrated on
German history; however, no one is certain as to when the actual
“The act may be related to the swastikas found in March,”
University Police officer Lt. Henry C. Williams said.
Williams said he examined the books and found that the
swastikas were all going the right way and were written in the
same style with a black marker as the March incident. “I think it’s
the same suspect,” Williams said.
David Taylor, head librarian at the Undergraduate Library
also said the swastikas found this past week were similar to the
vandalism found last semester.
“All the swastikas were in the same direction marked on the
spine of the book, but reversed, with a fine, felt tip marker,” he
Associate University Librarian for Public Services Dianne
Strauss said she regretted the thought of having to become a big
brother. “It’s distuibing,” Strauss said.
Liessa Fox, spokeswoman for N.C. Hillel, the UNC Jewish
student organization, said students should stand together.
“I think it’s upsetting and unsettling that it’s happening at this
University” Fox said. “Jewish students should be truthful and
honest as well as provide positive role models to help prevent anti-
Fox said she did not think the act showed anti-Semitism, perse.
“It shows an increase of intolerance,” said Fox.
Fox said it was hard to speculate on a motive because more
information and facts were needed to reach a conclusion.
“We don’t know if the same person who did it the first time did
it again,” Fox said.
Whicard said it was difficult to prevent because it was a random
incident and there was no way of knowing when the vandalism
occurred. “However, we make sure that all other departmental
libraries are notified and made aware,” Whichard said.
Strauss also said that librarians have been alerted and are
watching for suspicious behavior, even though the libraries are
huge and the stacks are open to everyone.
Williams said police are investigating, but this type of vandal
ism was difficult to process because anyone can touch the books.
He said this is not being investigated as a hate crime because it’s
not directed to a specific group.
Williams said the police depended on anonymous callers and
hoped someone would call Crimestoppers with some information
or that the vandal would come forth.
But Hewitt said the best solution to prevent vandalism lies
within the student body.
“The students should keep their eyes out.”
Former DTK Staff
HOWELL strove for
a more humane
approach to stories.
staffer whobrought enthusiasm to the news
room while raising pointed questions about
reporting issues,” former DTH Editor
Thanassis Cambanis said.
Last spring, when a student died in a
drinking-related accident, Howell covered
the story. She challenged her editors to
avoid exploiting the tragedy for the sake of
a good story. She even wrote a letter to the
Raleigh News & Observer berating their
Cambanis said that Howell continued
to look beyond the stoiy during her tenure.
“Throughout her time at the paper,
Joanna consistently strove to combine the
paper’s watchdog role with a more sensi
tive and humane approach to the people
involved in the stories,” Cambanis said.
While the DTH has shared a great loss
with the community, Howell's memory
will live on in the newsroom and through
the results of the memorial fund.
Tax deductible contributions to the
Joanna Howell Fund may be made pay
able to The Daily Tar Heel, P .0. Box 3257,
Chapel Hill, NC 27515.
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