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2The Daily Tar HeelFriday, April 14, 1989
World and Nation
Wright denies vioiatflo
From Associated Press reports
Speaker Jim Wright said Thursday
he never "knowingly or intentionally"
violated House rules, and asked for
"the very earliest possible opportun
ity" to answer ethics committee
charges against him.
In a defiant defense of a lifetime
in public life, Wright choked back
tears as he vowed to defend his wife,
Betty, who figures in the allegations
She is "a good, decent, caring,
thoroughly honorable person,"
Wright said, "and IH damn well fight
to protect her honor and integrity
from any challenge from any source
whatever the cost."
Wright's performance signaled his
determination to fight aggressively
against the ethics committee charges
that could ultimately lead to his
removal as speaker.
Wright spoke before formal
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From Associated Press reports
ALEXANDRIA, Va. Two
former executives of a California
defense contractor were convicted of
conspiracy and wire fraud Thursday
in the first trial arising from the
In Thursday's story, "Merger of
food services may end $100 meal
plan," the time period for meal plan
elimination was incorrectly written as
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announcement of the vote by Demo
crats and Republicans on the ethics
committee to pursue allegations that
he improperly accepted gifts from a
business partner and tried to evade
outside income limits through the sale
of his books.
He was flanked by a virtual who's
who of House Democratic leaders as
he appeared before reporters. The
scene unfolded in the ornate Rayburn
Room, a few steps outside the House
"I will fight to the last ounce of
conviction and energy that I possess,"
"I am confident that in the 34 years
I have served in the Congress I have
not violated any of those basic rules
or any commonly accepted standard
of ethical conduct."
"I am prepared to demonstrate that
in each of these instances no rule has
been violated," Wright said of the
rtbics committee charges.
Pentagon corruption scandal.
A federal court jury deliberated
nearly 36 hours over four days before
returning guilty verdicts against
George Kaub and Eugene Sullivan,
former vice presidents of Teledyne
two years. The meal plan elimination,
if approved, would take place in three
years. The Daily Tar Heel regrets the
"This House has been my life for
more than half of my life. I love this
Wright made a detailed defense
against the allegations he faces after
noting that the ethics committee had
not yet established any proof that he
had violated the rules, or even that
there was "clear and convincing
evidence" of a violation.
The public scene came after a
The last of the ethics decisions were
reached Wednesday on strong bipar
tisan votes, according to sources
familiar with the panel's probe. The
votes mean the panel has found
"reason to believe" Wright violated
a series of House rules, and they point
toward a new phase of the case which
could involve a disciplinary hearing
and possible punishment.
Wright's spokesman, Mark John
son, said late Wednesday that the
speaker had not been informed of any
Electronics of Newbury Park, Calif.
Each was convicted on one count
of conspiracy. Kaub was found guilty
on five counts of wire fraud and two
counts of filing false statements.
Sullivan was convicted on three
counts of wire fraud.
A third defendant, Dale Schnittjer,
was acquitted on conspiracy and wire
fraud charges by U.S. District Judge
Richard Williams after the jury failed
to reach a verdict against him.
Schnittjer is also a former vice
president of Teledyne Electronics.
All the defendants were found
innocent of bribery, a charge stem
ming from the government's conten
tion that the former executives knew
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decision by the panel. "All options
are open" in defending against the
The action essentially completed
the committee's 10-month, $1.5
million investigation of Wright's
finances. The panel was meeting
again today to work on the specific
wording of its report detailing the
basis for the charges against the
speaker, one source said. ,
The panel has met behind closed
doors and under tight' secrecy for
three weeks to deliberate the recom
mendations of its special outside
counsel, Chicago attorney Riqhard
In the final days of that process,
committee members narrowed their
focus to the two most serious issues
before them: the acceptance of gifts
from a person with an interest in
legislation and the evasion of outside
money was paid to a Navy engineer
for inside information about a $24
million contract for hand-held radar
Kaub, who faces a maximum
sentence of 40 years in jail and a fine
of $2 million, hung his head and
stared at the defense table after the
bailiff read the verdict.
Sullivan could be sentenced to 20
years in jail and fined a maximum
of $1 million. He appeared impassive.
Schnittjer had a hint of a smile on
Williams set sentencing for June 7
as attorneys for Kaub and Sullivan
said they would appeal the verdict.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph
Aronica said he was pleased with the
convictions, which he called signifi
cant."This sends a message to cor
porate America that they cannot
wash their hands of this type of
activity," he said after the four women
and eight men returned their verdict.
He said the government's "111
Wind" investigation into kickbacks,
payoffs and fraud in the Defense
purchasing system was "expanding
The Pentagon procurement inves
tigation began in mid-1986 but was
not publicly disclosed until June
1988, when federal agents armed with
search warrants descended on defense
contractors from coast-to-coast.
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Hatcher supporters launch
campaign against extradition
From Associated Press reports
SAN FRANCISCO Beating
a drum and chanting a Native
American anthem, supporters of
Indian activist Eddie Hatcher
announced a petition drive Thurs
day to ask Gov. George Deukme
jian to block Hatcher's extradition
to North Carolina on kidnapping
Hatcher, 31, and Timothy Jac
obs, 20, were accused of kidnap
ping people in The Robesonian
Newspaper office in Lumberton
for 10 hours in February 1988 in
an effort to draw attention to the
Tuscarora Indians' claims that
Robeson County law enforcement
officials were involved in drug
trafficking and corruption.
They were tried on hostage
taking and firearms charges in
federal courts and were acquitted.
But both men were indicted on
similar state charges last
December and fled. Now they
await extradition decisions
Hatcher in San Francisco and
Jacobs in New York.
Officials near budget accord
House and congressional budget
negotiators hoped to clear the final
obstacles on Thursday and agree
to a framework for the fiscal 1990
budget that sidesteps political pain
for members of both parties.
Tuchi previously held four differ
ent positions at West Virginia Uni
versity. He was chief financial officer
and associate vice president for
administration from 1981 to 1985;
controller and assistant vice president
for administration from 1978 to 1981;
associate provost for finance from
1976 to 1978; and director of graduate
programs in business from 1972 to
Tuchi was also a professor at West
Virginia. He was a faculty member
at St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa.,
at St. Louis University and at the
University of Missouri, also in St.
Tuchi earned bachelor's and mas
ter's degrees from Pennsylvania State
University in 1959 and 1962,-and a
doctoral degree from St. Louis
University in 1970.
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News in Brief
Bargainers alternately thrashed ' '
out the final details behind closed
doors in a Capitol office, and
shopped around parts of the: ;
tentative deal to their colleagues.
"We're sort of walking through
glue," said Rep. Bill Frenzel of
Minnesota, ranking Republican
on the House Budget Committee. :
He said negotiators planned tof'
finish their work Thursday.
Some lawmakers have said they J ' '
expect an agreement this week, '
with a White House announce-'
ment coming Friday.
Solidarity registers as union '.
WARSAW, Poland Solidar
ity founder Lech Walesa said''.
Thursday he was being pressured
to run for office but would only,n
want to seek the newly created
bffice of president of Poland. $ '
Also on Thursday, Solidarity
filed an application to register as
a trade union after a seven-year
ban. The application at the War-
saw Regional Court follows the
historic agreement reached April
5 by the opposition and commu- -nist
authorities to restore the:
union's legal status and allow
independent candidates to run for
parliament in June.
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To achieve better race relations,
people shouldn't blame one another
for existing problems, she said.
"Blame is not relevant in race rela
tions. Blame is a way to put up
Too many people are willing to
believe racism is a thing of the past
and a solved problem, she said. "I
believe that a problem for students
on campuses in 1989 is the denial of
prejudice. Most don't want to see
themselves as prejudiced. Prior to
1954, racial segregation was the law
of the land. Since 1954 is a very short
time it's only 35 years."
Today, "modern racism" is preva
lent in everyday life, Batts said. In
a type of modern racism she termed
"dysfunctional rescuing," members of
the majority are "overly nice ort
condescending" to members of
In another type of modern racism,,
"denial of differences," people deny,
that members of different cultures are,
actually different. She gave as an
example a person who says, "I see
people as people. Why do we have
to see their color?"
The denial of political significance
of differences is something that all
students should pay particular atten
tion to, Batts said. ' :
White students have sufficient
motivation for working toward
coming to terms with racism, she said.'
"You have to understand what yoii
will lose from a monocultural envi
ronment. You have to ask yourself
'what have I lost as a white American
by maintaining racism?' I would
submit that as a white American, you
don't have to do much to maintain
racism. The white community must
fully understand the consequences to
fully change racism."
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