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Thursday, June 15, 1989
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By SARAH CAGLE
RALEIGH UNC-system lob
byist Jay Robinson and student lead
ers from UNC and N.C. State Uni
versity continued efforts Friday to
lobby N.C. state legislators to avoid
a major tuition increase for the UNC
A Senate subcommittee last week
proposed an 8.5 percent increase for
in-state tuition and an 8.5 percent
tuition increase for out-of-state stu
dents for each of the next two years.
The House proposed a 20 percent
increase for in-state students and a
15 percent out-of-state tuition in
crease. Brien Lewis, student body presi
Local author discusses cootroveirsial book
Local writer David Drake, co-author
of Rep. Newt Gingrich's book
"Window of Opportunity," told The
Tar Heel in a June 8 telephone inter
view: "It was a real deal that I went into
with the intention of making a lot of
money, and so far as I know, so did
everybody else involved."
Gingrich, the minority whip and
Two reporters expelled from
Bush vetoes minimum wage
Police form task force to
combat recent assaults 4
Student court undergoes
Bob Mould rebounds with
new album 9
Film profiles early sex-and-
politics scandal 10
Pro wrestling: real or fake?
Joe Bob knows 13
UNC golfer Burton aptly
named for his sport 15
U.S. Embassy in Beijing not
helpful in time of crisis 19
dent, and speaker of congress Gene
Davis held a press conference in front
of the legislative building Friday along
with Brian Nixon, student body presi
dent of N.C. State, and Brooks
Raiford, president of NCSU's stu
The student leaders said they sup
port the Board of Governors' pro
posed 8.5 out-of-state tuition increase
for the next two years rather than the
House or the Senate subcommittees'
"Before we begin balancing the
budget on the backs of North Caro
lina residents attending public uni
versities, other sources of revenue
See LOBBY, page 8
second-ranking Republican in Con
gress, filed the complaint against for
mer House Speaker Jim Wright, D
Texas, that led to Wright's May 31
The deal surrounding the publica
tion of the book is at the center of a
House Committee on Standards of
Official Conduct investigation into
the finances of Gingrich, R-Ga.
Gingrich formed a limited part
UNC student recounts China terror
Student leaders protesting in Bei
jing, China, were sought out and sys
tematically executed, said junior
Morehead Scholar Bowen Vander
berry, in a June 8 telephone inter
view with The Tar Heel from a To
"(The army) went into (Tian
anmen) Square and over the loud
speaker asked to see the leaders that
were there. They were just shot on
sight," she said, recounting descrip
tions she heard of the military crack
down. "I didn't see anybody killed,"
Vanderberry said, "(but) I saw enough
to scare me half to death."
Vanderberry was traveling with
Hope Carlson, also a junior More
head Scholar. The two, who were
Tar HeelEd Matthews
UNC Student Body President Brien Lewis outlines student opposition to tuition increases Friday
nership to finance the book and raised
5105,000 from 21 conservative sup
porters, according to a June 12 Time
magazine report. The book sold
12,000 copies and investors turned
their losses into tax write-offs, the
"Newt did the original draft,"
Drake said. "He's a very hard worker.
... He would hammer out huge quan
tities of material, and I would hack it
down to a reasonable size."
accompanied by two friends who are
not students at the University, were
in the third week of a four-week visit
to China. The summer travel experi
ence is part of the Morehead Schol
A third Morehead Scholar, Kirk
Martsen, was concluding study in
Beijing (see column, page 19).
"Even what we saw in Beijing was
like the calm before the storm," Van
derberry said. "This is just the tip of
the iceberg. I think there's a long
way to go before this is over."
The Chinese government was
embarrassed by the students' statue
of a goddess of democracy and the
widespread support of the people for
the students' cause, she said. The
government started a crackdown that
got out of hand.
"The students played by the rules
"One of my regular publishers was
at a science fiction convention and
heard Newt speaking on space policy
and said 'There's a book in that man',"
said Drake, who lives in the Rolling
wood subdivision west of Carrboro.
The publisher, Jim Bacn, ap
proached Drake. "Jim was very high
on the notion," said Drake, who usu
ally writes fiction. Drake, a full-time
writer since 1981, has lived in the
Triangle area since 1967.
when it first started," Vanderberry
said. "When they started to go over
the line, the government just freaked."
The Chinese that Vanderberry
spoke with said they were scared. They
also said they were upset that the
four women were seeing their coun
try in this condition. "(They were)
appalled that it had come to this,"
She said the government crack
down on the students will be effec
tive because, despite the size of the
country, "it's hard to hide in China."
Everyone knows what everyone
else is doing, she said. Many Chinese
visitors to Vandcrbcrry's hotel room
would enter on a pretext when they
were actually just watching her, she
The Chinese government is also
helped by the poor communication
"It looked like it might be a fabu
lously successful thing," said Drake,
who graduated from Duke Law
School in 1972 after a tour of duly in
Vietnam. "It was a gamble that didn't
Gingrich's wife, Marianne, admini
stered the partnership and co-signed
checks with Jim Bacn, Drake said.
"Marianne made ten grand off it and
See AUTHOR, page 5
between different areas of the coun
try, Vanderberry said.
The women first visited Tiananmen
Square when they arrived in Beijing
May 31, three days before the mili
tary began firing on the protesters.
"It was a beautiful night. It had
just rained and it was clean. It was
like a carnival just ending. We felt
everything was just ending," Van
derberry said. .
The next day, there were many
television cameras and journalists and
a lot of trash, Vanderberry said.
She walked around the square
soaking up the atmosphere and tak
ing pictures, including one of the
statue students had fashioned that bore
a striking resemblance to the Statue
See CHINA, page 7