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U.S. launches second missile attack at Iraqi defenses
■ The United States bombarded
Iraq with missiles that killed five
people in the first strike Tuesday.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The United States an
nounced Tuesday night it had launched cruise mis
siles at Iraqi air defense sites for the second time in
24 hours because critical targets weren’t destroyed
in the initial raid.
The White House said U.S. military forces “car
ried out additional strikes against Iraqi air defense
told his army to shoot
down any aggressors
and ignore the no-fly
sites located below the 33rd
“This operation is designed
to eliminate sites not de
stroyed in Tuesday morning’s
initial cruise missile attack,”
press secretary Mike McCurry
said in a written statement.
“Like the initial strike,
tonight’s attack is necessary
to ensure the safety of aircraft
and crews operating in the
expanded no-fly zone,”
The attack, approved by
President Bill Clinton, was
ordered “to ensure we have
completely taken out Saddam Hussein’s air defense
network,” an administration official said, speaking
on condition of anonymity.
“This is a restrike,” said a second official. “We
have to go back and get what we missed.”
A total of 17 cruise missiles were fired in the
strike from three U.S. Navy ships and one subma
rine located in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon sources
said. Because of the need to protect U.S. pilots —
should they need to fly over Iraq in any further effort
against Saddam Hussein — it was decided that
Iraq’s rebuilt air defense network had to be dam
aged as much as possible, the first administration
“If it is successful, there will be no way he can get
to Jordan,” the official said. “It is to ensure that we
can rule the skies over Iraq.”
The sea-launched cruise missiles were fired from
the destroyer USS Russell, the destroyerUSS Hewitt,
the guided missile destroyer USS Laboon and the
submarine USS Jefferson City.
The strike began at 8 p.m. EDT. Officials had
wanted to wait until the long-flying weapons had
reached their targets before releasing any informa
Barnes withdraws from N.C. House re-election campaign
BY ERICA BESHEARS
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Longtime N.C. Rep. Anne Barnes, D-
Orange, announced Tuesday that she
has dropped out of her 1996 re-election
campaign due to “recent developments
in my personal and family circum
Local Democratic officials have until
next Tuesday to decide who will replace
Barnes on the ballot for 24th District
Barnes, a Chapel Hill resident who
has served in the state House since 1983,
stated in a release that she will finish her
Murder suspect denied
bond; awaits start of trial
BY AMY CAPPIELLO
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
An Orange County Superior Court
is charged with
first-degree murder in
connection with the
shooting death of a
judge denied bond
for a Chapel Hill
man accused of
man outside a
Chapel Hill bar
made his first ap
perior Court on
Tuesday to face
charges in connec
tion with the shoot
ing death of Chadwick Alfred Morrow.
According to court reports, Blackwell
was denied bond and appointed public
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tion about the strike, but word leaked out to report
ers at the Pentagon.
A defiant Saddam Hussein vowed Tuesday to
respond toU.S. missile strikes, ordering his troops to
shoot down foreign aircraft and ignore the no-fly
zones designed to keep his military in check.
Kurds in the north celebrated the attack launched
by President Bill Clinton, but said Iraqui forces were
still pressing their offensive against Kurdish rebels.
Two American warships and a pair ofß-52bomb
ers fired 27 cruise missiles at military targets in
southern Iraq, killing five people, according to Iraqi
and U.S. officials.
The attack set off air raid sirens in Baghdad and
prompted Saddam to announce he would no longer
honor the two no-fly zones that bar his warplanes
from the skies of northern and southern Iraq.
“From now on, pay no attention to damned
imaginary no-fly zones,” Saddam told his armed
forces. “Depend only on God, and hit hard and
professionally at any flying target that belongs to the
allied aggressors that penetrates the airspace of your
beloved and glorious homeland.
“Fight, resist these aggressors and teach them a
new, unforgettable lesson about values that their
empty souls lack.”
During and since the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War,
Saddam has often responded to punishing action by
the West with dramatic threats of retaliation that
were rarely carried out.
Clinton launched the strike Tuesday in response
to Saddam’s weekend assault on Kurdish rebels in
Irbil, the main city in the Kurdish safe haven in
Associated Press correspondent Yalman Onaran
reported from Irbil Tuesday that the city was calm,
but the boom of heavy artillery could be heard to the
Trucks loaded with fighters of the Iraqi-allied
Kurdistan Democratic Party headed out of the city
in long convoys, some heading toward the city of
Sulaymaniyah, 100 miles to the southeast. “We will
attack Sulaymaniyah tonight, God willing,” said
one KDP fighter, who refused to give his name.
In addition to the strikes, Clinton also declared
that the southern no-fly zone would be moved up
from the 32nd to the 33rd parallel —a line that
reaches the southern suburbs of Baghdad and places
roughly half of Iraq inside the zones.
Saddam claimed Iraqi forces shot down most of
the incoming missiles, a claim disputed by Ameri
can officials. In Washington, Gen. Joseph Ralston
said there was “no evidence” of successful Iraqi
counterattacks. Oil prices continued climbing Tues
day in response to the attack.
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current term of of
fice. The “family
not involve a health
stated. “Life some
times presents un
release stated. “I
stand ready to as
sist the new candi
date in any way I
Barnes was un
available for corn
Local Democrats have
less than a week
to find a replacement
for N.C. Rep. ANN
defender James Williams to represent
him when the trial starts Sept. 13. Will
iams could not be reached for comment.
Details of the case are still sketchy, but
Chapel Hill Police Department Lt.
Marvin Clark confirmed Tuesday that
Blackwell and Morrow did know each
“They were acquainted,” Clark said.
“They were having an argument when
the shots were fired.”
According to police reports, Blackwell
and Morrow were arguing in front of the
Village Connection, a bar on the 100
block of North Graham Street, when
shots were fired. Morrow was taken to
UNC Hospitals where he was pro
“Morrow was taken from the scene by
some unknown person to the hospital in
a private vehicle, ” Clark said. “Blackwell
left the scene. We’re not sure why or
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Freshman Scott Rubush discusses his views on the recent cruise missile strike on Iraq with
members of the Spartacus Youth Club, which was handing out pamphlets Tuesday in the Pit.
Gail Nardi, communications director
for the N.C. Democratic Party, said each
legislative district has an executive com
mittee whose only job is to select anew
candidate if one drops out. “They have
until next Tuesday,” Nardi said. “They
will provide the state Board of Elections
with a name.”
Nardi said two or three other Demo
cratic legislative candidates have dropped
out of races this year. “It’s not an unusual
Jan Allen, chairwoman of the Orange
County Democratic Party, said district
chairwoman Billie Cox would convene
Floyd: search ends for new vice chancellor
■ The BOG should approve
anew vice chancellor for
student affairs this month.
BY MARVA HINTON
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EDITOR
Following a search spanning more
than two years, the University expects
the Board of Governors to approve a vice
chancellor for student affairs candidate
at the next meeting.
“The search is over,” Executive Vice
Chancellor Elson Floyd said. “We will
be making a recommendation at the Sept.
13 Board of Governors meeting.”
Edith Wiggins has been serving as
interim vice chancellor of student affairs
since Don Boulton left the post in 1994.
Student Body President Aaron Nelson,
a member of the search committee, said
there were many reasons for the lengthy
“There were a lot of unforeseen prob
lems,” Nelson said. “There was frustra
tion after frustration.”
Nelson said the committee’s goal of
selecting the best candidate from a salary
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the executive committee meeting some
time in the next week. Cox was unavail
able for comment Tuesday.
Allen said she did not know who might
be named as Barnes’replacement. “What
happens is people submit their names to
State Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange,
who has served with Bames since she
took office, said he also didn’t know who
would replace Bames. “I’m sure a num
ber of good people will come forward,”
Hackney said. “I expect the selection
committee will make a good choice.”
Hackney went on to praise his col
league for her years of service. “I want to
FLOYD said the Board
of Gover L norS T uid
vote on the candidate
at their next meeting,
range similar to the
'‘We would not
Birdsall, dean of
the College of Arts
and Sciences and a
member of the
said the transition
from the Hardin
the Hooker administration slowed the
“We got started looking for the (vice)
chancellor at about the time Chancellor
Hardin stepped down,” Birdsall said.
“We were asked to slow our search until
the new chancellor was identified, and
(that) search went on for quite a while.
“It was a very long and involved pro
Birdsall said Chancellor Michael
Hooker met with the full committee
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say that Anne was an incredibly effective
memberofthe House,’’hesaid. “Shewas
an effective advocate for public educa
tion and the University.”
Allen said Bames’ move did not come
as a surprise but as a disappointment.
“I’ve been talking with Anne over the
weekend, ” she said. “I’m just really sorry
she has to do this.
“We fully support any decision she
has made,” Allen continued. “We’re re
ally going to miss that experience.”
The other candidates running for the
two 24th District seats said it was too
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shortly after he came to the University.
“He asked us to give him an opportu
nity to have a role in the process,” Birdsall
said. “Hebasically asked us to reopen the
This summer, Hooker said he had
originally hoped to have someone in the
position by July 1. Hooker could not be
reached for comment Tuesday.
The firm Heidrick & Struggles was
hired to expedite the process after Hooker
asked that the search be reopened.
Birdsall said he was satisfied with the
“This is a candidate who will bring a
great deal of experience to the Univer
sity,” Birdsall said.
The vice chancellor plays a key role at
the University, he said.
“The vice chancellor heads the divi
sion of Student Affairs and is responsible
for many aspects of student life on cam
pus, including housing, student health,
Greek Affairs and career counseling,”
Floyd was the first candidate selected
by the search committee, but Hooker
instead chose to install him as chief of
staff, a position Hooker created in Au
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attack of Iraq
■ Professors and students
have mixed feelings about
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The United States’ missile attack on
Iraqi targets wasn’t the talk of the cam
pus Tuesday. But UNC faculty and stu
dents have already formed opinions about
the actions taken by their home country.
Richard Kohn, chairman of the cur
riculum in Peace, War and Defense, said
he felt President Bill Clinton had taken
careful and cautious actions. Kohn said
he believed the actions were designed to
punish Iraq minimally.
“I think that Clinton is trying to make
certain that Saddam Hussein, who is a
brutal, ruthless character, does not mis
read the U.S. again,” he said.
Kohn said this could also be seen as a
political move on the home front because
Clinton has continuously been accused
ofbeing a “weak and vacillating leader in
“This is a very prudent step to main
tain a strangle hold on Iraq,” Kohn said.
“But there is a negative to the policy
because we are also playing into Saddam’s
In the past, Hussein normally had to
commit an atrocious act before other
countries would grant humanitarian aid
to Iraq, Kohn said.
Hussein’s plan was to “keep the popu
lation desperate and blame die outside
world” so he would be martyred by his
countrymen, Kohn said.
He added that he expected more ac
tion in the future.
Students had mixed opinions as to
whether the United States took appropri-
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■ The men’s team will
forfeit this weekend’s games
because of a party that sent
a freshman to the hospital.
The UNC men’s soccer team won’t
just finish the season on athletic depart
ment probation in response to a weekend
party that sent a
freshman player to
It will also for
feit the two games
it was scheduled to
play in Las Vegas
night UNC Direc
tor of Athletics
John Swofford said
in a prepared state
ment that the pen
alty he imposed
earlier in the day
UNC Athletic Director
called the party
—a collective and individual probation
for the remainder of the soccer season—
was too light.
Therefore, he stated, with the full sup
port of soccer coach Elmar Bolowich, he
forfeited the two games in a tournament
at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas
“lam concerned that the leadership of
the team took no action to discontinue
the underage drinking and the alcohol
abuse that took place,” he stated.
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