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Police Seek Suspects in
Carrboro police received reports of
an attempted child-luring that occurred
at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 15.
Reports state that a young boy was
walking home in the Hillsborough
koad area when a light blue boxy-style
van approached him. Reports state a
passenger of the van offered the boy
Candy and tried to get him to come clos
er to the van. The passenger then began
to get out of the car. The boy ran away
from the van to a friend’s house, where
he called the police, reports state.
The passenger of the van was
described as a male in his 50s with thin
ning gray hair. The driver of the van
was described as a white female with
dark hair in a ponytail. Investigation is
continuing in the case.
Sunday, Jan. 7
■ A UNC employee at the
Dogwood Deck reported that the
Mason Farm Road and East Drive gate
arms had been knocked down, accord
ing to University police reports. No sus
pects are reported at this time. The pre
vious day the control arm at the south
visitor entrance was reported broken.
Saturday, Jan. 6
■ University police reported to the
School of Education after receiving a
call from CIPI Alarm Services.
After inventory had been completed,
it was discovered that a 19-inch IBM
P7O monitor valued at S4OO was missing
from the front office.
Monday, Jan. 8
■ Chapel Hill police received
reports that a car had been vandalized
at 2:36 a.m. on West Rosemary Street.
Reports state that an unknown sus
pect broke out the vent window of a
1984 Volkswagon Fox with a rock.
Leads are exhausted on the case.
Sunday, Jan. 7
■ Chapel Hill police received
reports of vandalism to a residence on
South Columbia Street. Reports state
that an unknown suspect threw a brick
through the glass doors of the residence,
causing $1,200 in damage. Leads are
exhausted on the case.
■ Carrboro police received reports
of larceny of a motor vehicle at 12:10
p.m. Reports state that an unknown sus
pect stole a black 1994 Jeep Cherokee
worth SIO,OOO from the parking lot of
AC Fitness. Also taken was S2OO cash, a
jacket worth SIOO, a car seat worth SSO,
a backpack worth $75, ski pants and a
jacket worth SIOO, CDs worth $l2O and
a foldout crib worth SSO.
The case status is inactive at this time.
Saturday, Jan. 6
■ Chapel Hill police received
reports of a bomb threat at 7:10 a.m. at
1213 Airport Road.
Reports state that an unknown sub
ject called the police, warning them of a
note left on a phone booth in the area
which they had “better take seriously.”
In the note, the suspect threatened to
blow up the construction site of “Grady
Smith Middle School” at 9:30 a.m.
There were no further incidents.
Case status is inactive at this time.
■ Chapel Hill police arrested
Timothy Michael Elhage, 33, of 129
Scott Lane. Elhage was charged with
one count of assault on a female, two
counts of tampering with phone lines
and one count of credit card theft
Reports state that Elhage assaulted a
female, ripped phone lines out of the
wall of her residence and stole her cred
it card. The victim was transported to
UNC Hospitals with internal injuries.
Elhage is being held without bond at
Orange County Jail. His trial is set for
Jan. 8 at Orange County District Court
■ Chapel Hill police are investigat
ing a larceny that occurred at 2:15 p.m.
at Ritzies Yogurt and Ice Cream on 201
S. Estes Drive. Reports state that an
unknown suspect stole money from the
cash register during business hours.
Investigation is continuing in the case.
Friday, Jan. 5
■ Carrboro police are investigating
a report of armed robbery which
occurred at 9:30 a.m. at 507 Jones Ferry
Reports state that two male suspects
wearing dark clothing robbed the vic
tim of $430 cash at gunpoint near the
mailboxes in front of Abbey Court
Apartments. The suspect then left on
foot, running toward Carolina
Investigation is continuing in the
Workers Lay Foundation
For New South Campus
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
South Campus construction is expect
ed to gain steam this week as workers
begin to lay foundations for the new res
idence hall communities.
A construction update by the UNC
Department of Housing and Residential
Education said major earthmoving work
has been finished at the communities
adjacent to Morrison, Craige and
Ehringhaus residence halls.
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Wendell Williamson is escorted to Orange County Jail on Sept. 10,1998 during his malpractice suit against
Dr. Myron Liptzin. Williamson won the suit. The N.C. Court of Appeals overturned the decision in December.
Student Stores Offers One-Stop Shop for Coursepaks
Although the Copytron on
Franklin Street has dosed,
its coursepaks will continue
to be available at UNC.
By Rachel Clarke
Students who previously had to shut
tle back and forth between Copytron
and Student Stores to collect their
coursepaks will now be able to buy them
all in one place.
New House Seat Adds
To Redistricting Battle
By Michael McKnight
North Carolina will soon have anew
voice in Washington thanks to the
results of Census 2000, but the political
affiliation of that voice could be deter
mined by the redistricting efforts of state
Census figures released just before
the new year stated that North
Carolina’s population grew by 21 per
cent over the last decade, giving the
state an additional seat in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Congressional redistricting is done by
committees appointed in each of the
houses of the N.C. General Assembly,
said Rob Lamme, a spokesman for Senate
President Pro-Tern Marc Basnight.
Thad Beyle, UNC political science pro
fessor, said what future congressional dis
tricts will look like depends on who directs
the redistricting committees - Democrats
or Republicans. The committee heads will
be appointed by the leaders in each cham
ber of the N.C. General Assembly.
Beyle said the Democrats’ comfort
able majority in the Senate will ensure
that a Democrat will head the redistrict
ing committee in the Senate.
But Beyle said the fate of current House
Speaker Jim Black, D-Mecklenburg, is
uncertain because several black
Democrats have complained that Black is
too conservative. Beyle said the potential
Democratic split could undo the
Democrats’ narrow four-seat majority in
the House, giving the House a Republican
speaker and possibly a Republican chair
man of the House redistricting committee.
Neither Lamme nor Danny Lineberry,
But Eld Willis, director of construction
management, said there is no definite
completion time slated for the founda
tion construction because the work is
not completed in specific phases.
“We really don’t measure it in that
great of detail,” he said. “All of these
activities will overlap.”
The installation of electrical and tele
phone duct banks at the Hinton James
Residence Hall site also will continue
“The previous electrical duct bank is
Copytron, which was bought in August
by Booktech, is still producing coursep
aks, but the rest of its departments have
been eliminated and the company has
closed its Franklin Street location.
For the first time, UNC Student
Stores has agreed to allow the course
paks produced by Booktech -a compa
ny specializing in coursepaks - to be
sold in the textbook department, said
Rebecca Courin, the mid-Atlantic
regional manager for Booktech.com.
The transition has not been a difficult
one, saidjohn Jones, director of Student
Stores. “We’re treating them as we do a
a spokesman for Black, would say for cer
tain who would be on committees.
Lamme said the General Assembly
could not begin the process of redistricting
until detailed census figures are released
sometime in mid-March to early April.
Beyle said all areas of the state will be
affected by the added district.
“The districts in major metropolitan
areas will get smaller and districts in
rural areas will get bigger,” Beyle said.
“Triangle districts will get smaller."
Despite the contention, state party
leaders are optimistic about the oppor
tunities an additional seat in Congress
“We’re glad to have an extra seat,”
said Scott Falmlen, executive director of
the N.C. Democratic Party. “We’re
going to do everything in our power to
make sine it’s a Democratic seat.”
But Republican leaders are hoping
the new district will help them retain the
seven U.S. House seats they already
have. “We are excited about North
Carolina getting another seat,” said Bill
Cobey, chairman of the N.C.
Republican Party. “From a partisan
standpoint, I think it gives us a better
chance to hold on to our seven incum
bents in Congress.”
Cobey said the Democrats will try to
draw districts that make it more likely for
them to be elected. But he said these
efforts might not have a detrimental
impact for Republicans. “(Redistricting) is
a zero-sum game,” he said. “You can’t cre
ate better districts for Democrats without
creating better districts for Republicans."
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currendy on the footprint of the new
building,” Willis said.
The work will create additional
inconveniencies for pedestrians, howev
er. The steam line that runs along
Manning Drive currendy protrudes
above a secdon of sidewalk and will
require a temporary safety ramp for stu
dents to cross.
But the work is expected to finish this
week and a portion of the sidewalk will
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publisher,” Jones said. “We received
them in the same way we do textbooks.”
Despite the changes, both Student
Stores and Booktech plan for all coursep
aks to be available to students on time.
Several students buying coursepaks
Monday afternoon in Student Stores
said they were largely unaffected by the
change. Many said they did not buy
coursepaks at Copytron anyway.
But one student was pleased with the
change. “I like the fact that they’re here
instead of up on Franklin Street,” said
Gentry Caton, a freshman biology
Court Reverses KSIJ Censorship
A recent 6th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals decision
overturned a ruling allowing
By Alex Kaplun
State & National Editor
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the
6th Circuit last Friday reversed a lower
court’s decision that upheld the confis
cation of Kentucky State University’s
yearbook by campus administrators.
In November 1994, KSU officials
confiscated about 2,000 copies of the
1993-94 KSU student yearbook, “The
University officials objected to the
the book’s purple cover - KSU’s school
colors are green and gold - its
“Destination Unknown” theme, the lack
of captions under many of the photos,
and the inclusion of current events
unrelated to KSU. In November 1995,
two KSU students filed suit against the
KSU officials, claiming violation of their
First and 14th Amendment rights and
launching a legal battle that continues
But the ramifications of Friday’s rul
ing could stretch beyond the confisca
tion of a few yearbooks at a small, pub
lic university. “This ruling will tell col
lege officials nationwide that are inching
towards censorship to stop in their
tracks and consider what they are
doing,” said Mark Goodman, executive
director of Student Press Law Center.
Goodman said many college officials
feel that because they provide funding
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An area outside of Morrison Residence Hall awaits foundation work,
scheduled to begin next week, for anew residence hall.
By Karey Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
Physicians are breathing a sigh of
relief after the state Court of Appeals
overturned a jury verdict that held the
psychiatrist who treated former UNC
law student Wendell Williamson liable
for Williamson’s 1995 shooting spree on
The unanimous Dec. 19 ruling over
turned the 1998 jury decision that found
former Student Health Service psychiatrist
Myron Liptzin negligent in his treatment
of Williamson, who has been diagnosed as
a paranoid schizophrenic. Liptzin was
ordered to pay Williamson $500,000.
Liptzin said he is glad the case has
been resolved because the jury ruling
could have made psychiatrists hesitant
to treat severely mentally ill patients.
He said Williamson’s civil suit never
should have made its way to a jury.
“When it went to trial, I was astounded.”
For a period of three months in 1994,
Liptzin treated Williamson while he
attended law school at UNC . In January
1995, eight months after their last session,
Williamson created seven minutes of ter
ror on Henderson Street when he opened
And Courin said the switch will not
negatively affect the amount of business
Booktech takes in from coursepak sales.
She said professors had actually request
ed a few more coursepaks this semester
from Booktech than in previous years.
Jones said Student Stores is also pro
ducing a few more coursepaks now than
it did last semester, a difference he said
could be explained by professors’
changes in class syllabuses and a varia
tion in classes offered.
Jones said the change did not result in
a large profit for Student Stores. “We
make some money on them, but not
The Color Purple
Kentucky State University officials and students fought in court for more than five years after
school administrators confiscated the school yearbook. The latest court ruling favors the students.
■ 11/22/95 Charles Kincaid and Capri Coffer file suit against Betty
Gibson, Mary Smith and the individual members of the KSU Board of Regents
alleging violation of their First and 14th Amendment rights with respect to
administrative action taken against then-Vice President for Student Affairs
Laura Cullen, the student newspaper and the student yearbook.
■ 12/11/95 KSU files motion for to dismiss.
■ 6/26/96 Judge Joseph Hood issues Memorandum Opinion & Order in
which he finds that Kincaid and Coffer have standing to sue. Hood also denies
KSU's motion to dismiss students' First Amendment and breach of contract
claims. He grants KSU's motion to dismiss students’ 14th Amendment due
■ 6/19/97 Students file motion for summary judgment.
■ 6/20/97 KSU files motion for summary judgment.
■ 11/14/97 Hood issues Memorandum Opinion & Order granting KSU's
motion to dismiss.
■ Summer 1998 Briefs filed before the 6th Circuit by parties and amici.
■ 3/18/99 Oral arguments heard by 6th Circuit Panel consisting of judges
James L. Ryan, Alan E. Norris and R. Guy Cole, Jr.
■ 9/8/99 ln a 2-1 decision, the 6th Circuit affirms the district court's
■ 9/22/99 Students file a Petition for Rehearing En Banc before the full
panel of judges on the 6th Circuit.
■ 11/29/99 Petition for rehearing en banc granted by 6th Circuit.
■ 1/05/01 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued its decision
this morning in Kincaid v. Gibson,the KSU censorship case. By a 10-3 vote, the
court reversed the lower court decision that had upheld the confiscation of
the student yearbook.
SOURCE: STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER
Tuesday, January 9,2001
fire on pedestrians and passers-by. He
killed a UNC student and a Chapel Hill
resident and wounded a police officer.
Williamson is being treated in
Dorothea Dix state mental hospital after
an Orange County jury found him not
guilty by reason of insanity in 1995.
But Liptzin said that it was impossible
for him to foresee the near-campus
shooting spree and that Williamson had
made great improvements during their
six sessions. When Williamson came for
care, Liptzin said he was on the verge of
being kicked out of law school.
“He was a good patient and followed
my instructions,” he said. “His friends
said that while he had been driving
them up the wall with his psychotic
delusions, he was back to his old self.”
Liptzin said the problems started when
Williamson went home in May 1994 and
did not continue medical attention.
“He was able to finish the semester,
and he didn’t follow instructions to stay
on medication, and he didn’t follow up
to see anybody,” he said. “The event in
January was a shock. He was so well, so
focused on what he was doing.”
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much,” he said. “We make less than on
a normal textbook.”
Jones said the profit for each course
pak depends on the amount of copy
righted material it contains.
He said there is a minor difference
between coursepaks from student stores,
and coursepaks from Booktech.
Jones said, "They’re merchandised
differently - ours are in the coursepak
section, and theirs are with the text
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