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Volume 99, Issue 129
Wednesday, January 8, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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THURSDAY: Cloudy; high 55-60
3 rapes reported diiriiig Winter
Assistant University Editor
Two incidents of rape occurring
within 24 hours of each other in area
apartment complexes were reported to
Carrboro police during Winter Break.
University Police also made an arrest
Dec. 1 1 in connection with a November
rape on the steps of Lenoir Dining Hall.
Carrboro police Capt. Carolyn
Hutchison said a 19-year-old woman
By Amber N knocks
Chapel Hill Police rearrested on
Monday night a woman charged with
conspiracy to sell and deliver crack
cocaine in the latest of a string of drug
related arrests in the downtown area.
Lonice Sherrell Peterson, 27, of 403
W. Club Blvd., Durham, and Lawrence
Derick Smalls, 27, of 5 1 7 E. Club Blvd.,
Durham, were arrested downtown
Peterson and Smalls were charged
with conspiracy to sell and deliver crack
cocaine, but Peterson was released be
cause information on the warrant for
her arrest was incomplete, Chapel Hill
police Capt. Ralph Pendergraph said
"We inadvertently omitted the name
of the person she was conspiring with,"
Pendergraph said. Peterson was arrested
after police officers resubmitted the
Peterson was among several suspects
to be arrested in the last month for drug
related crimes downtown. An 1 1 -year-old
boy and a 13-year-old boy were
charged twoday s before Christmas with
the sale and delivery of crack cocaine.
Police found six double-rocks of
crack cocaine, worth about $ 1 20 to $ 1 SO,
in the boys' possession. Double-rocks
are twice the size of normal crack co
Pendergraph said there was another
1 3-year-old boy arrested along with the
two boys who were charged Dec. 23,
but police lacked sufficient evidence to
"There are anywhere between five
and seven kids working in the Graham
Street area," Pendergraph said. 'They
are all part of the same operation."
The children are working with a drug
operation that Chapel Hill police think
is based in Durham, Pendergraph said.
The children are supplied with crack
cocaine, dropped off in downtown
Chapel Hill in the afternoon and picked
up around 2 a.m. the following morn
ing, he said.
Pendergraph said the children had
been operating downtown for at least 1
l2monthsbeforethe arrests were made.
"We knew beforehand," he said. "So
we were looking for these kids."
Drug dealers are drawn to the Gra
ham Street area because it has a reputa
tion as an open-air drug market,
"Dealers can also get as much as 1 1
2 to two times the (regular) price for
drugs as they do anywhere else," he
More children are becoming involved
in drug dealing across the nation,
'This is not unusual nationally," he
said. "Kids are being used all sorts of
ways because the penalty is less severe
for them than it is for adults. A lot of
these kids don't even know who they
are working for."
While most of the children involved
in the drug trade are not drug users, they
"When the children were arrested
they did not seem to be terribly con
cerned," Pendergraph said. "They didn't
communicate a lot, but they didn't seem
to be worried about their plight."
The children, who have been released
into the custody of "aresponsible adult,"
will be charged through the juvenile
process, Pendergraph said. He would
not say if the children's parents were
involved in supplying the cocaine.
' Police are continuing their drug op
eration investigation and hope to arrest
the adults involved, Pendergraph said.
Other recent police action related to
See DRUGS, page 11
GS, page 11 A sagging level of American confi- See GOUDIE, page 11 turned toward Pendergrass, who diately.
The only thing that goes faster than vacation time is vacation money.
said a man she knew raped her in her
Royal Park apartment early in the morn
ing Jan. 1. The woman is not a UNC
Police arrested Thomas Brandon
Stephens, a 19-year-old UNC sopho
more, of Q-1 Royal Park Apartments, at
2 p.m. Jan. 1 and charged him with the
The woman reported the incident at
noon that day, Hutchison said. The man
used physical force but had no weapon.
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Tracey Rasnake, right, of Greensboro helps fellow senior Janet Tuesday afternoon. The
Pugh, left, of Cibsonville move back into joyner Residence Hall weather that welcomed
Republican to challenge
Price for 4th District
U.S. Congressional seat
By Eric Lusk
State and National Editor
Vicky Goudie, a Raleigh Republi
can, recently announced plans to chal
lenge for the 4th District Congressional
seat, vowing to endorse term limits for
federal lawmakers, support a national
health care plan and oppose tax in
creases. Goudie, who will face present U.S.
Rep. David Price in her bid for a seat on
Capitol Hill, said she wanted to bring
respectability back to a faltering Con
gress. "I feel like there is a general loss of
confidence in Congress. We're all frus
trated by that," Goudie, 52, said Tues
day in a telephone interview. "I think I
can bring better representation for the
families of the 4th District.
At least two other people were in the
apartment at the time of the attack,
according to the police report.
Stephens was charged with second
degree rape, which is defined as forced
vaginal intercourse without the use of a
weapon. His first appearance in court
was on Jan. 3.
A second, unrelated incident took
place Dec. 3 1 . A 22-year-old resident of
Ramsgate Apartments in Carrboro told
police she was raped in her apartment.
dence in national government should be
counteracted with term limits for fed
eral lawmakers, Goudie said. Too many
legislators have made a career out of
politics a move which often leads to
corruption in government, she said.
As an example, Goudie cited Con
gress' decision to give its members a
40-percent pay raise over the past two
years. Representatives serving a lim
ited number of terms would tend to
concentrate on more relevant issues,
"If you think about how many fami
lies in the 4th District have had that kind
of salary increase, it wouldn't be that
many," Goudie said. "I was shocked to
Legislation which would limit U.S.
senators to two six-year terms and
The woman, who is not a UNC stu
dent, said that she was raped at 5 a.m.
and that she knew her attacker,
Hutchison said. The man did not have a
weapon, she said.
Hutchison said the victim's room
mate was in the apartment at the time of
the incident but did not know what was
happening. The woman and her room
mate drqve to the Fast Fare on N.C. 54
to report the incident to police at 5: 10
women seemed to be enjoying the sunny
students returning from Winter Break.
DA determines Pendergrass
justified in shooting suspect
By Chris Goodson
Orange County Sheriff Lindy
Pendergrass was justified in using
deadly force when he shot and killed a
robbery suspect Nov. 16, Orange
Chatham District Attorney Carl Fox
Pendergrass shot Orange County
resident Albert Owen Brandon six
times after Brandon attempted to rob
Liner's Red and White grocery store
in Efland with what authorities later
discovered was a toy gun.
Brandon entered the store with a
bag over his head, carrying the plastic
gun, Fox said.
Fox said that Pendergrass, who was
shopping in the store, approached
Brandon from behind and asked him
what he was doing.
Holding the toy gun, Brandon
No arrest had been made in connec
tion with the incident, Hutchison said.
"She is not interested (in pressing
charges) at this time," she said.
University police also made an arrest
Dec. 1 1 in connection with a November
rape case when Larry Donnel Peoples,
30, of Pittsboro turned himself in fol
lowing a warrant for his arrest.
A UNC student told police Nov. 21
that she was raped early in the morning
Nov. 15 on the north steps of Lenoir
threat of bombs
By Shea Rlggsbee
University Police officers evacuated
five South Campus buildings Friday
after an anonymous caller to Chancel
lor Paul Hardin's office said bombs
were in the buildings.
Lt. Marcus Perry of University Po
lice said no explosive devices were
found in the buildings named by the
caller, which were MacNider Hall,
Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Beard Hall,
Lineberger Cancer Research Building
and the Faculty Laboratory Office Building-More
than 500 employees typically
work in the buildings, but the number of
employees at work Friday may have
been lower because of the semester
break, Perry said.
The bomb threat was made at 10:35
a.m. by an unidentified female caller.
Hardin authorized the evacuation.
dies in plane crash
in South Carolina
Melena "Lynn" Weinhold, a Univer
sity graduate student, and three mem
bers of her immediate family died Dec.
26 when their private airplane crashed
near Hilton Head, S.C.
Weinhold, 23, was pursuing her
master's degree in mathematical edu
cation. She graduated from N.C. State
University and Salisbury High School
before coming to UNC last spring.
Hunter Ballew, her adviser at UNC,
said Weinhold signed up to take one of
his classes this spring.
"She was a very hard-working, intel
ligent young woman," Ballew said. "She
thought Brandon's gun was real and
shot Brandon three times with his .357
revolver. When Brandon did not fall,
Pendergrass fired three more shots,
emptying the weapon and killing Bran
don, Fox said.
Fox said Tuesday that Pendergrass
was justified in shooting Brandon be
cause he thought Brandon was armed.
Pendergrass did not know Brandon's
gun was fake at the time of the shooting
Therefore believed that he and the oth
ers in the store were in danger, Fox said.
The fact that Brandon's weapon was
not real does not matter, Fox said.
Police officers have a legal right to
use deadly force to protect themselves
and others from bodily harm, Fox said.
Fox said it was necessary for
Pendergrass to shoot Brandon six times
because an autopsy revealed that not
one of the shots by itself would have
; rendered Brandon unconscious imme
No weapon was used in the attack,
according to police reports. Officers
said they could not say if the woman
was acquainted with her attacker.
University Police Lt. Marcus Perry
said a warrant was taken out in the case
on Dec. 9. Peoples was charged with
second degree rape.
Peoples was placed under $10,000
secured bond and had his first appear
ance in court Dec. 1 2.
which began at 12:10 p.m., Perry said.
The buildings were reopened individu
ally beginning at 5 p.m., he said.
The buildings are all parts of the
Division of Health Affairs. Beard Hall
houses the School of Pharmacy and the
other four buildings house the School of
A motive has not been determined,
and the case is under University Police
investigation. Perry said.
The State Bureau of Investigation
was contacted Friday to analyze the
caller's credibility, but that agency is
not involved in the current investiga
tion, he said.
George Cocolas, associate dean of
the School of Pharmacy, said the bomb
threat was unusual because it occurred
at a time when students were on break.
"Bomb scares come sometimes dur
ing exams," Cocolas said. "I can't imag-
See BOMB, page 11
would have been a good teacher. I was
looking forward to working with her."
Weinhold was a student teacher at
Athens Drive High School in Raleigh
before coming to UNC, Ballew said.
She was working on a practicum deal
ing with a new algebra program devel
oped in Hawaii.
Her father, mother and brother also
died in the crash.
Donald Leroy Weinhold Jr., 45, was
a former mayor of Salisbury. Patricia
Lynn Weinhold, 44, was the owner of a
dance school for 1 8 years.
Donald "Brandt" Weinhold, 1 9, was
a straight-A sophomore at NCSU.
Capt. Ben Cal lahan of the Carrboro
Police Department said people have
misconceptions! about the number of
shots needed to disable a person.
It is not unusual for a person to be
shot several times without falling,
Callahan said. "It's not like T.V."
Fox said it would have been legal
for anyone in the store to use deadly
force to defend themselves because
they thought the gun was real.
"The clerk could have shot the
suspect," Fox said.
Fox called claims made by
Brandon's relatives that the shooting
was racially motivated "totally un
founded." Pendergrass did not make the deci
sion to shoot Brandon because of his
race, but because he was threatening
others with a weapon. Fox said.
"This particular victim happened
to be black," Fox said. "But he also
happened to be perpetrating a crime."
happened to be perpetrating a c