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Volume 100, Issue 16
Monday, March 30, 1992
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Jury finds CatmHo not
By Warren Hynes
HILLSBOROUGH An Orange
County Superior Court jury found UNC
student Carmen Edward Catullo not
guilty of second-degree rape.
When the verdict was announced at
1 0:30 a.m. Friday, Catullo's friends and
family clapped and sighed with relief.
His accuser wept and stormed out of the
When Judge F. Gordon Battle gave
Catullo, a senior and a former member
of the UNC wrestling team, permission
to go, the defendant's brother Enzo
Catullo ran to Catullo and hugged him.
Dozens of Catullo's friends and family
members then gathered around him.
After walking out of the courtroom,
Catullo, his voice trembling, said the
truth had been told.
"I'm just relieved that it's over and
that the truth finally got to be told my
side of the story, that is.
"I told the truth, I told what happened
that night, and I guess the jurors be
By Jennifer Talhelm
Administrators must step up recruit
ment efforts to find qualified Native
American faculty members, student
government leaders said Sunday.
In a March 17 letter to Chancellor
Paul Hardin, Academic Affairs Com
mittee members said the personnel de
partment staff should contact and locate
qualified Native-American faculty
There are no Native Americans on
In 1989, a student coalition submit
ted a petition of 3,200 student signa
tures asking the University to hire Native-American
faculty members. The
Academic Affairs Comm ittee also com
piled a list of more than SO resumes of
qualified Native-American humanities
and science scholars.
The letter stated that committee mem
bers would be willing to aid the efforts
of the administration by sharing the
methods used to compile the list.
Rashmi Airan, committee co-chairwoman,
said the information packet was
given to Hardin in spring 1 990 and little
action was taken.
"Each time we bring it up, the re
sponse is no one knows where the packet
put together by students is," Airan said.
"We're asking now whether we have to
put together another packet."
Dana Lumsden, committee co-chair,
presented the issue to the Faculty Coun
cil in November 1991. Secretary of the
Faculty George Lensing asked him to
update the list.
Lumsden said that he agreed to help
update the information but that the ad
ministration had lost the list.
Hardin said he had circulated the
packet in the office and now no one
could find it.
"We're all anxious to find it," he
Lumsden said he thought the person
nel department should take the respon
sibility, not the students.
"It should not be our job to find
faculty," he said. "We'd be willing to
help the personnel department do that,
but we don't have the time."
Lumsden added that Hardin should
take more action toward hiring Native
"He could be a leader for the cause,"
he said. "Now he's just doing us lip
service." A temporary Native-American pro
fessor taught history for a semester after
the petition was submitted, but no other
action was taken, Lumsden said.
"It was really successful, but now
he's gone," he said. "Now there contin
ues to be no Native-American faculty,
and there hasn't been much response.
"The crux of the matter is that North
Carolina has more Native Americans
than any other state east of the Missis
sippi," he said. "As a flagship school,
we should at least have one Native
American faculty member."
Lumsden also said he thought Hardin
should add incentive for departments to
See FACULTY, page 2
The accuser, a
took a medical
the school last
month, spoke with
"I feel that Mr.
Catullo has gotten
lucky. I think that
today he was not
given a just re-
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sponse in relation to what actually did
happen on August 23. I think that in
time, he will realize what he's done.
"I could be wrong, he might not ever
realize, but he has to deal with that, and
I'm not dealing with it anymore."
Catullo, 22, of 1-3 Kingswood Apart
ments was suspended from the team
after the charges were filed against him
Sept. 25. The charges had been up
graded to first-degree rape Feb. 17, but
Battle pushed them back to second
degree rape Thursday.
The trial, which began Tuesday, saw
conflicting stories told by the prosecu
Ohio Stale's Lawrence Funderburke (left) and Jimmy Jackson strip career came to an end
the ball away from UNC guard Hubert Davis. Davis' collegiate Heels from the NCAA
Girls with heart problems saved
by UNC Hospitals transplants
By Deborah Greenwood
The future did not look bright for 3-year-old
Julia Strecher and 15-month-old
Mel issa Reyes, two children stricken
with heart problems.
But a life-saving transplant proce
dure performed at UNC Hospitals in
February has given the children a good
chance at survival. Melissa and Julia
are the area's first pediatric heart trans
Dr. Michael Mill, the doctor who
performed the transplants, said he was
pleased with the outcome of the proce
dures and hopes they will set a prece
dent. "It was truly a team effort and an
institutional effort,"Mill said. "Our pro
gram began in 1986, and we would like
to expand it to encompass our commit
ment to children with congenital heart
The heart transplant was the only
option to save Julia's life.
"She developed a viral illness at seven
months and was diagnosed with a di
lated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged and
weakened heart," Mill said. "There was
no improvement in her condition and no
other treatment so she was cleared for
the operation and underwent a cardiac
tion and by the defense. The accuser
said Catullo had raped her in the early
morning hours of Aug. 25 while two
other men watched. Catullo said he and
another man had had consensual sex
with the accuser.
The jury of eight women and four
men had deliberated for about an hour
Thursday and for an hour and a half
Friday morning. All 12 jurors left the
courthouse extremely quickly.
Catullo said his life had "changed
dramatically" since the charges were
filed. "It's been a big burden on me and
my family and all my friends," he said.
"They all knew that I was not capable of
committing this crime.
"Even people who I really didn't
know were writing me letters and giv
ing me phone calls. They knew that I did
not commit this crime."
The accuser said she did not think she
had lost altogether. "Mr. Catullo has
been through seven months just like I
have, and I'm sure it hasn't been pleas
ant for him. It's been less than pleasant
Orange-Chatham District Attorney
transplant on Valentine's Day."
Victor Strecher, Julia's father, said
the family first learned of Julia's condi
tion during a trip to the Netherlands.
"After we took her to the hospital, it
took them three days to figure out what
she had," Strecher said. "And they told
us she was going to die."
The Strecher family returned to the
United States and sought treatment at
UNC Hospitals, where doctors sug
gested the transplant, he said.
"Dr. Mills saw her and said that we
might still have hope," Strecher said.
'The waiting period (for a donor) was
even more difficult, but with the sup
port of the nursing staff, the transplant
team and the cardiologists, we made it
Nine days after Julia had the trans
plant, 3-year-old Melissa underwent a
"She had a complex congenital heart
defect, in that her chambers were mal
formed and misconnected," Mills said.
"She developed in-stage heart failure
and her only chance at long term sur
vival was a new heart."
But doctors had more difficulty with
Melissa's operation because two previ
ous operations were performed on her
heart, which was severely malformed.
Carl Fox, who represented the accuser,
said he had known the case would be a
"I didn't go into this case with any
flowery glasses," Fox said. "I knew that
it was going to be difficult, that it was
going to be an uphill situation."
Catullo said he thought his had been
a test case for similar incidents involv
ing college students. "I think I was the
victim, actually. A lot more guys like
me are going to suffer through the same
thing unless there's something done."
The accuser said she hoped the deci
sion would not make it more difficult
for women to come forward with rape
"I think this case may be educating
some people," she said. "I hope so. I
hope that this hasn't been done in vain.
I don't think it has been."
Fox said he hoped the case would
influence a change in the dating scene.
"One of the things that hopefully
came out of this case was that if the rules
of courtship haven't changed, they
See CATULLO, page 7
Friday, as the Buckeyes eliminated the Tar
Tournament, 80-73. See story, page 1 0.
"The complexity of Melissa's heart
anomaly and the previous operations
made the procedure more technically
demanding and took longer to perform,"
Sandra Reyes, Melissa's mother, said
she handled the operation well and was
"She says that she feels better and
wants to know when we are going
home," she said. "She runs around, eats
a lot and sleeps through the nights in
stead of waking up every hour."
Although it is difficult to predict how
successful the operations will be in the
long run, Mills said surviving the first
month was the hardest part.
"Children over one year of age have
a 78 percent chance of surviving one
year, a 72 percent chance of surviving
two years and a 65 percent chance of
surviving five years," he said. "But if
they make it through the first month,
their long-term chances increase."
Jeri Strecher, Julia's mother, said the
bodies of transplant patients often try to
reject the hearts.
"Julia is on immune suppressant
drugs which keep her from rejecting her
heart," she said. "But it weakens her
immunity, and we have to keep her
See HEART, page 7
Catullo, brothers claim
media mishandled case
By Warren Hynes
HILLSBOROUGH After leav
ing the courtroom, Carmen Catullo
wasted no time in criticizing the way
the news media bad covered his rape
"I was just disappointed with the
way the media followed this case,"
said 22-year-old Catullo, openly dis
cussing the case with the media for the
"They assumed that I was guilty
before I even had a trial. I finally got
; to tell my side of the story."
Since his arrest Sept. 25, local me
: dia have printed Catullo's name and
picture, while the accuser's identity
has been protected. The majority of
media cover rape cases in this fashion.
Sara Lee Corp.
as business dean
By Maricia Moye
The president and director of Sara
Lee Corp. in Chicago will become the
new dean of the Kenan-Flagler School
The Board of Trustees Friday ap
proved Paul Fulton, who received his
bachelor's degree in business adminis
tration from UNC in 1 957, for the busi
ness school's top post.
"Paul was everyone's first choice for
the job," said Chancellor Paul Hardin.
"Paul Fulton is the ideal person to suc
ceed Paul Rizzo (the current dean) and
continue the tradition of an eminently
successful business executive and alum
nus bringing priceless experience to
business education in Chapel Hill."
Hardin endorsed Fulton, who was a
unanimous selection of a search com
mittee formed last October toconduct a
national search for candidates.
Fulton serves on the boards of visi
tors for both the University and the
business school. He also serves on the
executive committee of the Bicenten
nial Campaign for UNC's steering com
mittee. "Paul has earned an international
reputation as a marketing executive and
will be an extremely popular choice
among faculty and students," Hardin
said. "He has been a generous financial
supporter and tireless volunteer on be
half of UNC-Chapel Hill and the entire
But Rizzo said Fulton's business
world experience wasn't his most im
"I think it's important to have the
right person whether he's a business
man or in academics," he said.
"I think he's terrific," Rizzo added.
"I think he's a wonderful person, a fine
executive, a dedicated Tar Heel."
Carl Zeithaml, associate professor
and director of the Ph.D. program in the
business school, said Fulton would be a
great asset to the school as dean.
"I believe he is absolutely the best
person for the job," he said. "Mr. Fulton
is an outstanding businessman who has
many contacts in North Carolina and
"His leadership style is consistent
with what we need at the business
Dave Hartzell, associate professor in
the business school, said he felt confi
dent in Fulton's ability to head the busi
"My sense is he'll continue the good
work," Hartzell said. "I don't think
there'll be too much change in direc
tion." Rizzo will retire from the University
Aug. 3 1 ., and Fulton plans to retire from
Sara Lee Dec. 31,1 993, and then imme
diately begin work at the University.
Hardin said he will appoint an in
terim dean to serve until Fulton arrives.
"It will be well worth the wait for this
North Carolina native to return home,"
The BOT's recommendation will be
brother, said this was unfair.
"Either both of them or zero of
them get printed that 's how I feel,'
he said. "Let's not say Carmen Catullo
was accused of rape by someone."
But Orange-Chatham District At
torney Carl Fox, who represented the
accuser, said the current process of
covering rape trials is no worse than
"I have no more problems with the
way they're done by the media than
the way the situation was before, which
was when women were victimized by
"I think you have to balance com
peting interests," Fox said. "One of
the things that's a concern in compeN
See MEDIA, page 7
forwarded to the
Board of Gover
nors for final ap
bers, who are au
thorized to ap
prove this appoint
ment, are expected
to meet in mid-
Fulton has been president of Sara
Lee, North Carol ina's largest employer,
since July 1988. Annual sales for the
international packaged food and con
sumer products company total $1X4
A native of Walnut Grove, Fulton
began his career as a Hanes Hosiery
trainee in 1959. He was vice president
and general manager of Hanes' L'eggs
Products unit during the development
and introduction of the revolutionary
pantyhose in an egg-shaped container,
to fill position
By Maricia Moye
Administrators hope Matthew
Kupec will lead fund-raising efforts
at the University the same way he led
UNC's football team as quarterback.
Matthew Kupec, a 1980UNCbusi
ness administration graduate, was
ate vice chan
by the Board of
ciate vice chan
alumni relations at Hofstra Univer
sity in New York, will lead the UNC
Bicentennial Campaign. Members of
the Bicentennial Campaign, the larg
est fund-raising campaign in the his
tory of the University, have raised
almost $200 million of its $320 mil
Jean Vickery, director of develop
mental services, said members of the
Bicentennial Campaign were pleased
with Kupec's appointment.
"We're happy and excited to have
that job filled and looking forward to
tomorrow," Vickery said. "We ex
pect him to be a big plus in our
Barbara Habel, arts and sciences
foundation director, said she thought
Kupec would be able to pick up where
previous volunteer leadership of the
See KUPEC, page 2
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