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HONORED: 7 UNC football players,
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team were UNC center Randall Par
sons and punter Mike Thomas.
Four Tar Heels appeared on the sec
ond team: tackle Curtis Parker, line
backer Tommy Thigpen and defensive
backs Bracey Walker and Rondell tones.
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First lady to be Hillary Clinton, a lifelong advocate for women's
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Volume 100, Issue 109
Tuesday, November 24, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
. Chapel Hill Town Council members delay
funding for bicentennial markers
Two die a tornadoes devastate Hilkboroiigh
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program no more
due to money woes
By Michael Workman
Assistant University Editor
The Morehead Foundation is dis
continuing its recruitment of British
students for Morehead Scholarships,
and some present British Morehead
Scholars say they are unhappy they
, were not consulted before the deci
sion was made.
The Morehead Scholarship pays for
all student expenses, including tuition
and housing costs at UNC and ex
penses for travel to and from the Uni
versity. Foundation officials made the de
cision to end the British Morehead
program at a meeting of trustees and
officers Nov. 6, Charles Lovelace,
executive director of the foundation,
said Monday. .:-
Lovelace informed past and cur
rent British Morehead scholarship re
cipients of the decision in a letter
dated Nov. 9. There are 14 British
Morehead Scholars currently enrolled
at the University.
: "I write to inform you of a difficult
decision made by the Foundation trust
ees and officers at our fall meeting this
past Friday," the letter states. "It was
decided to discontinue the British
Morehead selection process because
of financial considerations."
In an interview Monday, Lovelace
their destroyed trailer on Ody Street
said the decision was part of an ongo
ing effort to find the most efficient use
for Morehead Foundation funds.
"It was strictly a financial deci
sion," Lovelace said. "Like most Uni
versity organizations we have had to
review all of our finances."
The British Morehead Scholar pro
gram, which began in 1969, is more
expensive because of travel costs and
out-of-state tuition charged to foreign
students, Lovelace said.
"Since its beginning, (the British
program) has been our most venture
some and costly component," he said.
Present British Scholars will not be
affected by the decision, Lovelace said.
Several British Morehead Scholars
said that they understood the reason
for the elimination of the program but
that they were disappointed they had
no say in the decision.
"I've talked to (foundation offi
cials) a lot, (and) I've expressed my
sadness that we weren't involved in
the decision," said Titus Bicknell, a
senior Morehead Scholar from Lon-)
don. 'To feel that this has been kept
from us made me sad.
'To be fair to the Morehead (Foun
dation), I understand why they need to
Samantha Phillips, a senior
See MOREHEADS, page 2
By Richard J. Dalton Jr.
HILLSBOROUGH A tornado
touched down in Hillsborough early
Monday morning, killing two people,
hospitalizing 10 people and damaging
more than 100 homes.
The twister, which was one of many
tearing across North Carolina Sunday
night and early Monday morning, hit
north western Hillsborough at about2:30
Joe Terrell, 53, and Josh Hall, 2, who
lived near each other in northwestern
Hillsborough, died in the storm.
"It could have picked out any spot,
but it picked out one of the best people
in the county," said Terrell's brother-in-law,
Jack Cook of Lumberton.
Surrounding what was left of the
trailer home were the home's contents
and trees torn out by the roots.
John Robinson, the district supervi
sor of the Department of Motor Ve
hicles, was managing the recovery of a
DMV building that severely was dam
aged a few hundred yards from the
Robinson said the major damage
stretched from the area around the DMV
building on Route 70 to the Fairview
community north of the area.
Nick Waters, director of Orange
County Emergency Management Ser
vices, said some of the hospitalized
people suffered from trauma and bro
her Faucette Mill Road home
By Gary Rosenzweig
Nadine Strossen, president of the
American Civil Liberties Union, and
Ed Meese, U.S. attorney general during
the Reagan administration, agree that
changes are needed in the U.S. justice
The two just happen to disagree on
what changes need to be made.
Strossen and Meese took opposing
sides in a debate in Memorial Hall on
Monday night titled, "Justice in
America: Are the Courts Fair?" About
800 people attended the event, which
was sponsored by the Carolina Union
Meese said the nation's courts were
not fair to victims of crime and to the
taxpayers. He spoke in favor of tougher
sentences and the elimination of exclu
sionary rules that prevent evidence that
was gathered improperly from being
used in court.
"For many criminals, the crime is
worth the (imprisonment)," he said. "We
really do not have a justice system that
The elimination of the exclusionary
rules would not make the courts tougher
on people innocently accused, he said.
"It is only evidence of guilt that is
excluded," Meese said.
Strossen said the American justice
system discriminated against minori
ties and women. "The whole justice
system simply puts a higher value on
the lives of whites than non-whites,"
She said one of the causes of the
problem was the disproportionate num
ber of white male judges in federal
Mother Nature is a bitch! Murphey's
Tornadoes sweep across N.C 6
Waters said he was meeting with city
and county officials to determine the
needs of the devastated area. Officials
conducted door-to-door surveys, con
cluding that 1 20 people needed shelter.
Steve Small, chairman of the Orange
County chapter of the American Red
Cross Disaster Services, said about 32
homes were destroyed. He said the un
inhabitable homes had either flipped or
had neither a roof nor walls.
About 24 other homes sustained
major damage, meaning roofs were
blown off but walls remained intact,
Small said destruction to the remain
der of the about 100 damaged homes
"It's been a long time since Orange
County has been affected by a disaster
of this kind," he said.
The Red Cross is providing food and
shelter at Orange County High School.
Small said some residents did not
want to leave their homes for sentimen
"People don't want to leave what
they've lived with their whole lives," he
said. "That's a natural thing."
Small said he heard unconfirmed re
ports of looting, which was another
reason residents were reluctant to leave
their homes. "The (Orange County)
Sheriffs Department will be working
24 hours a day to stop that," he said.
Small added that the Red Cross would
provide a mobile kitchen this morning
for residents who stayed in their homes.
At about 9 p.m. Monday, he said only
six people were using the shelter at the
high school. "When night falls and hun
ger sets in, they will make use of the
shelter," he said. "We're prepared for
Small said that he expected about 20
people to stay overnight but that the
Red Cross was prepared for about 65.
"We can be prepared for about 120 in
less than an hour," he added.
Residents of the devastated areas
could obtain the services Red Cross
provided by other means, Small said.
"The community that was hit was a
very close-knit community, and their
churches provide a lot of those ser
vices," he said.
Small, who also is a lineman with
Duke Power Co., said that 18 crews
were working to restore power and that
about 10 crews were working to cut
trees that had fallen on wires.
About 39 emergency, governmental,
quasi-governmental and volunteer units
were handling the disaster.
The groups were clearing debris and
downed power lines from roads, recon
necting electricity, and assessing inju
ries, casualties and property damage.
Ed Meese, former U.S. attorney general, makes a point during a debate with the
Meese said most judicial appoint- The number of minority appoint-
ments went to white males because ments is actually high compared with
minorities and women only began to the pool from which they are chosen, he
earn law degrees and build up expen-
ence in recent years.
1. Orange: 1 killed, 14 injured, 1 business
and 31 houses destroyed; 25-30 houses
damaged; 1,000 people without power
2. Pasquotank: 28 injuries, including 21
children on a bus that overturned; 59 houses
heavily damaged or destroyed
3. Johnston: 15 injured; 9 houses destroyed,
9 damaged; 14 mobile homes destroyed, 1
4. Alleghany: Bridges out
5. ChOWan: 4 chicken houses destroyed
6. Cleveland: 1 mobile home destroyed; 10
7. EdQeCOmbe: 1 injury; 3 homes destroyed;
28 homes with minor damage
8. Forsyth: 12 homes damaged; trees down
9. Guilford: 1 home damaged
10. Harnett: 4 injured; 9 homes damaged or
destroyed; 1 1 mobile homes damaged or
destroyed; 5 businesses destroyed
11. Iredell: $600,000 damage; 36 homes
damaged, 1 destroyed; 2 mobile homes
destroyed; 30 outbuildings damaged, 20
12. JaCkSOn: Flooding along the French
Broad River near Rosman ,
13. Martin: $197,100 damage; 4 injuries; 5
Witnesses recount tornadoes,
call experience 'a nightmare'
By Richard J. Dalton Jr.
HILLSBOROUGH Residents of
northern Orange County spent Monday
recovering from a tornado that leveled
almost 40 homes near Hillsborough and
killed two people, including a 2-year-old
The twister was part of a string of
storms that moved across the Southeast
Sunday and Tuesday, causing damage
and destruction in the state from
Catawba County in the mountains to
Pasquotank County on the coast.
Twenty-five people in six states, in
cluding 15 in Mississippi, died in inci
dents related to the severe weather.
Hillsborough residents Joe Terrell,
53, and Josh Hall, 2, died in the tornado
that touched down in Orange County
about 2:20 a.m. Monday.
Terrell's brother-in-law, Jack Cook,
said about 200 people searched in the
dark early Monday to find Terrell.
After a two-hour search, Terrell's
body was found about 100 yards from
his trailer home, Cook said.
"Everything we found was almost
totally destroyed," Cook said.
Strossen also said the Burger and
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Source: Associated Press
DTH GraphKJohn Caserla
mobile homes destroyed; 16 homes damaged
14. StOkeS: 2 injuries; 12 mobile homes
desttoyed or damaged; 24 with minor
15. WllSOn: 3 houses destroyed
IS. Yadkin: 12 homes damaged or destroyed
17. Catawba: $257,000 damage; 2 minor
injuries; 1 house destroyed, 2 damaged
IS. Watauga: $75,000 damage
19. AshO: Schools delayed one hour
20. Bertie: Trees and power lines down
21. HaVWOOd: Landslide blocked one lane of
U.S. 276 South
22. Lincoln: Minor flooding
23. MadiSOn: Winds knocked trees into
24. ROWan: Minor flooding
25. Transylvania: Flooding along the French
Broad River near Rosman
26. UnlOK Highway Patrol attributes 2
deaths to accident caused by hydroplaning
27. Wllket: Minor flooding
The contents of Terrell's mobile
home landed several hundred yards
away from the trailer, said Cook, a
Lumberton resident. He added that he
had picked through the remains around
the area, looking for something that he
could take back for Terrell's family.
"I did find his eyeglasses," Cook
said. "It's ironic that they were un
touched in all of this devastation.
"He was loved and adored by every
body in this county," Cook added.
Cindy Poteat, a resident of Fairview,
located just north of Hillsborough, said
pine trees knocked down by the tornado
destroyed her home and her new car.
"I started hearing something like a
train sound," she said. "Then I started
hearing windows breaking, and I got
Poteat said she covered her 2-year-old
daughter with a blanket and lay on
top of her on the hallway floor. Less
than a minute later, Poteat said she got
up to discover that the only windows
intact in her home were in her bedroom.
"Glass and stuff is all over my furni
ture," she said. "If it's going to be re-
See WITNESSES, page 4
ACLU's Nadine Strossen Monday night
Rehnquist Supreme Courts had cut back
on civil rights legislation passed in the
See DEBATE, page 2