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THURSDAY: Cloudy; high mld-
Members in NCAA Finals
Reggie Harris, 200m, 400m
Allen Johnson, 55m hurdles
Kevin Brown, pole vault
William Darity, high jump
Rebecca Russell, 800m
Tisha Waller, high jump
Angela Bolce, high jump
Women's 4x800 relay team
Rainforest Action Group of
SEAC to meet at 6 p.m. in the
upstairs lounge of the Union.
Leadership Matters holds
mm lailta ffiar mm
workshop on gender communi
cation at 7 p.m. in 213 Union.
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Volume 100, Issue 3
Wednesday, March 11, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Homing labeled unresponsive to students
By Shannon Crownover
Participants in a Housing Advisory
Board meeting Tuesday raised serious
questions about the department's com
mitment to student concerns in its 1 992
The board approved the budget, but
several members and housing employ
ees asked officials if the new telephone
system, the new resident hall assistant
meal plan and the format of the budget
itself were in the best interest of stu
dents. Joe Mosnier, an assistant area direc
tor, told board members that the hous
ing department was not doing its best to
"Students aren't getting the best value
for their dollar," he said.
Mosnier said tie was concerned that
Bush, Clinton sweep Southern states
The Associated Press
Bill Clinton won an unbroken string
of Southern landslides Tuesday, brush
ing past Paul Tsongas to establish him
self as front-runner in the Democratic
presidential race while President Bush
notched an eight-state Republican shut
out of Patrick Buchanan.
On the busiest night of the primary
season, Bush won from Boston to Aus
tin, and six states in between. He faced
a dwindling protest, picking up more
than 65 percent of the GOP vote in each
Clinton, the Democrats' pre-primary
favorite until confronted with a sequence
of character questions in February, had
campaigned hard for Southern margins
so lopsided that Tsongas will have to
limp to the Midwest as the primary
calendar turns north to Illinois and
Florida had been the bitter battle
ground, and even there Tsongas could
capture only 34 percent of the vote.
Clinton far outdistanced Tsongas and
Jerry Brown in the Democratic delegate
competition, positioning himself com
fortably for the Midwest primaries. He
piled up margins of 65 percent or more
in the Missouri caucuses and in the
popular vote in Southern states, includ
ing Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana.
"The people of the South heard the
worst about me, but they saw the best,"
said the Arkansas governor in a Chi
cago victory rally.
Tsongas won at home in Massachu
setts, in Rhode Island and in Delaware's
caucuses. Brown's best showing was
18 percent in Rhode Island.
The symbolism of Super Tuesday
primary night couldn't have been more
Teenage shooting incites
fear of future violence
in Johnson Street area
By Kelly Ryan
A shooting Monday afternoon in
volving two teenagers on Johnson Street
reaffirmed residents' fear of the increas
ing violence in their neighborhood.
About 3 p.m. Monday, Alonzo
Lemont Smith, 18, of 216 Knolls St.
fired at least three shots with a 9 mm
semi-automatic gun, according to in
terim Chapel Hill police Chief Ralph
The victim, Kevin Nickens, 18, of
Rogers Road was shot once in the leg.
Nickens was treated and released at
Sm ith turned himself in about 6 p.m.,
after police had spoken to witnesses.
Police charged Smith with assault
with a deadly weapon with intent to
inflict serious bodily injury, reports state.
Smith was released on a $2,500 bond
under the condition that he would not
"go on or about Johnson Street," ac
cording to police reports.
Marc McCook, a Johnson Street resi
dent, said the witnesses were so shocked
by the incident, they didn't react.
"It's hard for anyone to remember
exactly who was there," he said. "People
were just standing there in awe. No one
was going to stop it."
People didn't react because Johnson
Street residents fear becoming involved
in the area's violence, McCook said.
"It's always happening," he said. "It
the new University
would not benefit
ning next semes
ter, each resident
will pay the hous
$50 per semester
for local telephone
"The new tele
phone service will
end up costing students more than be
fore, and it's not going to assure them of
better service," Mosnier said. "It seems
like a grant to housing."
But Housing Director Wayne Kuncl
said the telephone service proposal had
been well-researched by the Residence
Hall Association and by the housing
, . Undecided
1888884 3 Presidential
' 1 1992
striking: Clinton attending a victory rally
in Illinois, site of the next major pri
mary, Tsongas at home in New En
gland. Despite Bush's success, large num
bers of voters expressed disapproval
with his job performance: 36 percent of
Republicans in Texas and 4 1 percent in
Buchanan did best in Florida, where
he was in the 30-percent range. He
proclaimed credit for "interring the po
litical career of David Duke" by beating
the former Ku Klux Klan leader for
second place in Duke's home state of
Bush's campaign manager Fred
could have ricocheted and hurt my chil
dren. That makes me angry."
McCook said his wife and two daugh
ters witnessed the event.
'The gunman was dancing around
and threatening (Nickens)," he said.
"He then fired three shots into the
McCook said he saw high school
students standing on the same comer at
10 p.m., a few hours after the shooting.
"Later that night, people rallied
around that comer to talk it over," he
McCook said that prior to the inci
dent the black community in the area
had been meeting to try to improve the
neighborhood and police patrols also
Nellie O'Neal, a Johnson Street resi
dent, said she was away from home
when the shooting occurred, but added
that gunfire near her home was typical.
"You don't know where you're safe
on this road," she said. "You don't have
to be bothering anybody to get hurt."
O' Neal confirmed that the pol ice have
a strong presence on the street.
"The police are here every day," she
said. "They were parked on my street
today when I got home."
McCook said that the situation was
sad because young people should not
resort to violence.
"No one thinks of violent things hap
pening here, especially with that age
group," he said.
If you think before you speak, the other
"The students will benefit because
they will not have to sign up with South
ern Bell for service, and there will be no
installation charge," Kuncl said. "Also,
students will have immediate service
when they arrive on campus."
Larry Hicks, an associate director in
the housing department, said the tele
phone service charge would be adjusted
if it was too high.
Nick Franzese, Housing Advisory
Board chairman, said housing officials
should make sure students were in
formed of departmental actions. Stu
dents who applied for 1992-93 resident
assistant positions were not told about a
new meal card proposal, he said.
The proposal would give RAs the
usual $200 meal card, but half of it
would have to be spent on the all-you-can-eat
Seconds, Please! meal plan.
Franzese said RA applicants had a right
Super Tuesday: The Results
Number of delegates won in parentheses.
Hawaii caucus results not available at press time.
Mass. Miss. Okla. R.I. Tenn. Texas
29(11) 16(0) 27(0) 33(5) 22(10) 23(0)
65(26) 72(33) 70(34) 62(10) 73(23) 70(118)
2(0) 12(0) 3(0) 2(0) 3(0) 2(0)
4 - 3 2 4
14(6) 9(0) 16(7) 19(3) " 8(0) 6(2) "
11(0) 75(39) 71(38) 21(6) 67(56) 67(95)'
67(88) 7(0) - 54(13) 18(12) 18(30)
57 83 87 99
Local supporters await results .
Malek spread the word that Bush would
devote less time to campaigning in the
future. The president was looking be
yond the GOP campaign in a statement
that called on congressional Democrats
to pass his anti-recession legislation.
Texas and Florida were Tuesday's
Southern bookends, and they belonged
to Clinton and Bush. With 86 percent of
the precincts tallied in Florida, Bush
had 68 percent of the Republican vote,
to 32 percent for Buchanan. In Texas,
Bush registered 70 percent, to 23 per
cent for Buchanan and 2 percent for
Clinton and Tsongas, one appealing
to the middle class, the other to upscale
suburbanites, clashed almost exclu
sively in Florida, the crown jewel of the
busiest night of the primary campaign.
1 , -
Up, up and away
Jeremy Young, a freshman from Berlin, N.J., shows an expression of exertion as he
practices his javelin throwing at Fetzer Field Tuesday afternoon before the rain limited
to know about the proposed change in
meal card plans.
Mosnier also said because the hous
ing budget was not audited, little over
sight was given to the housing
department's financial practices. Hicks
is the only housing official with finan
cial expertise, Mosnier said.
Hicks said the housing budget was
reviewed by Wayne Jones, the associ
ate vice chancellor for business and
finance. Jones advises Chancellor Paul
Hardin on the housing budget, which is
approved by Hardin, Hicks said.
"We don't invent an accounting pro
cess," Hicks said. "We are planning our
budget and doing it well."
Franzese said Mosnier had raised
some valid questions about housing
department policies, but it was difficult
for Mosnier to get the answers about the
38 100 83
Clinton was gaining 51 percent of the
Democratic vote in Florida, to 34 per
cent for Tsongas and 13 percent for
In Texas, which offered the biggest
delegate prize, early returns showed
Clinton with 68 percent, to Tsongas' 1 8
percent and 6 percent for Brown.
With 421 Republican delegates at
stake, the prospect was for a huge har
vest for Bush. The president entered the
night with 184 in the Associated Press
tally, to 20 for Buchanan. Candidates
must gain 1,105 delegates to win the
Clinton also was padding his lead
with 783 Democratic delegates to be
allocated during the night. He began
with 275, to 137 for Tsongas, 56 for
Brown and 255 uncommitted. It takes
2,145 delegates to clinch the nomina
fellow gets in his
" ' ' '
Dormitory vacancy rates
misleading, officials say
By Kathleen Keener
r Staff Writer
The number of vacancies in campus
residence halls may be greater than
Housing department figures fordor
i mitory occupancy do not include va
; cant rooms in Old East and Old West,
: two campus residence halls that are
; closed for renovation.
The dormitory occupancy level is
: 93 percent without factoring in the
empty rooms in Old East and Old West
but only 87 percent when the numbers
to lst-degree rape
By Warren Hynes
A grand jury upgraded the rape
charges of a University student, caus
ing his sentence, if he is convicted, to
jump from a maximum of 40 years to
mandatory life imprisonment.
Carmen Edward Catullo, 22, of 1-3
Kingswood Apartments was indicted
Nov. 4 by an Orange County grand
jury on charges of second-degree rape.
But Orange-Chatham District Attor
ney Carl Fox sought and was granted
an increase in the charge to first-degree
rape Feb. 1 7 by a grand jury.
Fox, who said the trial could begin
in two weeks, said severe mental in
jury suffered by the accuser, a UNC
sophomore, prompted him to ask for
"It was basically based on medical
evaluations and records and what hap
pened to the person and how it im
pacts on that person's life," Fox said.
"You have to evaluate the situation
once you've had an opportunity to
observe the victim after the crime has
been charged," he said. "Based on
what we found, we decided to submit
that to the grand jury to let them
determine whether or not they wished
to find true bill on that charge and
Catullo is a former member of the
outdoor activities. Young, who was recruited to throw for the UNC track and field team,
will enter his first competition March 21 at Fetzer Field.
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are factored in, said Nick Franzese,
Housing Advisory Board president.
"I think the press and the students
have been deceived into thinking that
we have 93-percent occupancy," he
said. "We are foolish to think that we
would have 93-percent occupancy if
Old East and Old West were open."
But University Housing Director
Wayne Kuncl said considering rooms
that were unavailable for use was un
Kuncl projects next year's occu-
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team. He was
the team after the
filed against him
rape and second- f -
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defined as forced
vaginal inter- Carmen Catullo
course with an-
other person against that person's will.
First-degree rape is more severe be
cause it involves serious personal in
jury, weapon use or more than one
Barry Winston, Catullo's attorney,
said he was not allowed to comment
on the case before the trial. "The code
of professional responsibility specifi
cally prohibits me from commenting
on the merits of a pending criminal
case," Winston said.
"I can't help it if the district attor
ney doesn't consider himself bound
by that. I am bound by it."
Fox said upgrading the charges
would make the prosecution's job
more difficult. "Any time you have a
person charged with that offense,
where the stakes are that high, it makes
See CATULLO, page 4
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