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Thursday, June 8, 1989
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By SARAH CAGLE
About 300 UNC students, faculty
and administrators observed a me
morial service in the pit for the stu
dent protesters in China that the Chi
nese Friendship Association and Stu
dent Congress sponsored Tuesday.
"We are here to deeply mourn our
fellow citizens," said Qiuhong He, a
chemistry student from Changchun.
'Today China is left bleeding and
our hearts are crying and burning."
Wearing black arm bands, the
Chinese students presented a wreath
to honor the victims of Sunday's
massacre, observed a moment of si
lence, and marched through down
town Chapel Hill.
Chancellor Paul Hardin, Dean
Boulton, speaker of Student Congress
Gene Davis and Student Body Presi
By PAUL BREDDERMAN
UNC-CH and N.C. State student
leaders will be in Raleigh Thursday
in a joint lobbying effort against the
20 percent increase in in-state tuition
and the 15 percent increase in out-of-state
tuition recommended by a House
This week the full House Appro
priations committee will discuss the
recommendations for UNC-system
China erupts 2
works for Chapel Hill 4
Ambulance fees expected to
hurt volunteers 6
Forum held in Pit to protest
tuition increase 7
Student Congress approves
day of mourning 8
Robin Williams in "Dead
Poets Society" 9
The third album from 10,000
Maniacs 1 1
Joe Bob in Europe! 12
Short trip to Omaha for UNC
Durham Bulls living off
movie success ,J4
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dent Brien Lewis spoke to the crowd.
"We reach out with you to your fel
low countrymen in sympathy and
shock," Hardin said.
'The bird of freedom has flown
through China," Hardin said, "and
China will never be the same."
Lewis proposed that the Univer
sity declare Thursday, June 8, a day
of mourning, during which the flags
would fly at half-mast and a moment
of silence would be observed before
each class. The proposal was later
approved by Chancellor Hardin and
Davis presented a resolution sup
porting the student protesters in China
which Student Congress passed at
their May 30 meeting.
Representatives from Hong Kong
See CHINA, page 2
leadeirs lobby against tuition hike
Student Body President Brien
Lewis and Gene Davis, speaker of
student congress, will try to promote
the UNC Board of Governors rec
ommendation for an 8.5 percent in
crease in out-of-state tuition for each
of the following two years.
Brian Nixon, student body presi
dent at N.C. State, and Brooks Raiford,
president of the student senate, will
also lobby state legislators.
Lewis and Davis plan to voice
concern that revenue from a tuition
Computer sales OK at Student Stores
By DAVE GLENN
UNC's Student Stores will be al
lowed to continue the sale of com
puters and T-shirts, according to
Orange County District Attorney Carl
"I've decided that computers are
educational materials or supplies,"
Fox said. "The University, under the
current law, is permitted to sell them
to ensure their availability.
"Before very long computers will
be a required part of the curriculum
at most major universities in the coun
try." Some retailers complained about
unfair competition in conjunction with
the computer companies' .education
discounts to Student Stores, but Fox'
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UNC Chinese students lead Tuesday's campus march in support of
increase is not guaranteed to return
to the University system.
Lewis said he will remind legisla
tors that $1,000 tuition vouchers are
given to N.C. private universities for
every N.C student enrolled. Mean
while budget cuts are made at state
supported schools and their students
must pay more, he said.
UNC-CH student leaders will pres
ent individually-written letters to each
member of the subcommittee. They
will also present newsclippings and
said that was an entirely different is
sue. "That's a problem between the
retailer and the manufacturer," Fox
In regard to the T-shirts, Fox
pointed to the Umstead Act, which
allows UNC-system campus stores to
sell educational supplies, gift items
and personal-use items.
"UNC is allowed to sell T-shirts
because they fit under the statute as
gift items," Fox said.
But some Chapel Hill merchants
pointed to the same act in an argu
ment against the sale of T-shirts by
Chuck Helpingstine, owner of
. Johnny. T-Shirt, .a Chapel HiU store
that specializes in UNC clothing', said
a press statement from a student government-organized
protest rally held
in the pit on June 2.
A bill created by UNC-CH stu
dent government to promote the BOG
proposal will also be presented to
After attending a meeting of the
appropriations committee, Lewis and
Davis plan to talk with state legisla
"Our goal is to present a unified
student voice in opposition to drastic
it all comes down to an interpretation
of the law.
"The best thing that supports our
case is the law itself," Helpingstine
said. "But the law has been reinter
preted by the state Attorney General's
Office and the media. If people would
just read the law, I'd rest my case
Helpingstine cited one particular
passage in the Umstead Act that he
said clearly supports the claims of
It reads: "It is the intent of this
subdivision that campus stores be
established and operated for the pur
pose of assuring the availability of
merchandise described in this article,
for sale to persons enumerated herein,
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the democratic movement in China
and unprecedented tuition increases,"
It will be necessary for students
from all 16 of the UNC-system
schools to participate in this effort,
"We hope to get some supporting
statements from other schools in the
system," Lewis said.
Individual students and their par
ents can show opposition to the House
See TUITION, page 8
and not for the purpose of competing
with stores operating in the commu
nity surrounding the campuses of the
University of North Carolina."
Led by Helpingstine, a group of
downtown Chapel HiU merchants
got things rolling in March when
they signed a petition that said the
University was violating the Um
stead Act. They claimed that Stu
dent Stores illegally hampered their
business opportunities by selling
items at cheaper prices.
More than two months later. Fox,
in negotiations with the state Attor
ney General's Office (which repre
sents the University), brought about
a stop in the sale of many of the
items iri question. . ,