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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 19, 1978-Page 3

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Join us
Future journalists of America (and even those just looking for a
fling at the reporter's life) are cordially invited to attend one of the
upcoming Michigan Daily orientation meetings for new staffers. The
first gathering is today at 7:30 in Bursley Hall's East Lounge.
Tomorrow night, Markley's Piano Lounge will be the site of the new
member session, and Thursday, the Daily office at 420 Maynard will
be the place to come at 7:30 p.m. See you all then!
Tricycle tribulations
Those of you who had been anxiously awaiting the chance to do some
wheelies in the Union Activity Center's (UAC) Trike Race scheduled
for last'Sunday afternoon were sorely disappointed when the race,
along with the rest of the Fall Festival was canceled due to the rain.
But take heart, three wheel fans, UAC officials say they will
reschedule the festival soon.
Happenings ...
... begin at 10 a.m. with an exhibition of Oriental Art at Union
Gallery. The show runs until 6 p.m., and includes prints from Japan,
China, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand ... Then at noon, the International
Center presents another in its series of luncheons. The speaker is Prof.
William Porter, whose topic will be the Italian press . .. At 1 p.m., the
Turner Clinic offers a workshop on stroke prevention, which will run
till 3:30 . .. Then at 4 p.m., James Krolik, director of career
counseling for graduate students, will talk on
Bioengineering ... Followed by a presentation entitled "There is No
God but God," in the Modern Language Bldg., Aud. 3, sponsored by the
Ethics and Religion program at 4:15 p.m. .. On into the evening,
WCBN and WRCN will be holding a mass meeting at 7 p.m. in the
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union, for students interested in joining the
news and sports departments . .. At 7:30 p.m., the L-5 Society meets
in Conference Room 5, Michigan Union. There will be a slide show
and discussionof space colonization .. . And the Undergraduate
Political Association meets at 7:30 in 2003 Angell Hall, featuring
department chairman Sam Barnes as guest .. . Then from 8 to 10
p.m., the mini-course "Raising Green Plants" will be held in the
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union . .. Also starting at 8 is an
introductory lecture on trancendental meditation, sponsored by the
Students International Meditation Society, in the UGLI Multipurpose
Room . .. And a film series on world religions offers a viewing of The
Long Search at 8 p.m. at the Ecumenical Campus Center, 921 Church.
Hey, buddy!
Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, who
according to articles in New Times magazine and the Providence
Journal-Bulletin was accused of
raping a woman at gunpoint
while attending law school in
Wisconsin, won the Republican
mayoral primary in Providence
last Tuesday with 96.6 per sent of
the vote. The newspaper stories y
and magazine articles were '
published this summer.
According to New Times Cianci
paid the alleged victim $3,000 for
her silence after the woman's
father pressed charges some 18
years ago. Cianci denied the o
charged vehemently and said he
will file law suits against both
publications. Neither New Times
nor the Journal-Bulletin have
heard from Cianci's attorneys.
Observers say they believe the
charges in the newspapers have
reinforced Cianci's image as a Vincent Cianci
"fighting maverick".
On the outside ...
...There will be a chance of thundershowers today. The high
temperature will be in the mid 80s, while the overnight low is expected
to be in the upper 60s.
Four Events Presented by the Department of Humanities

College of Engineering/The University of Michigan

Handicapped bus plan draws flak

Officials for two area transit authori-
ties have voiced strong objections to a
plan recently announced by Governor
William Milliken that would require all
buses be modified for handicapped
At a Michigan Department of
Transportation public hearing held
September 11, spokespersons for the
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
(AATA) and the Southease Michigan
Transit Authority (SEMTA( argued
against the governor's plan, which
bears a $1 billion price tag.

LARRY SALCI, General Manager of
SEMTA, said SEMTA's main objection
to the proposal lies in making mass
transit sufficiently available to the
handicapped. A person confined to a
wheel chair, he said, would not be able
to move about in even a few inches of
"We are not against the
handicapped," Salci continued. "We
just feel that a second system should
complement (line buses."
An example of such a secondary
system is AATA's Dial-a-Ride
program, which provides door-to-door

mini-bus service for the handicapped.
AT THE HEARING in Lansing, Ann
Arbor transit officials said they
opposed Milliken's proposal.
IN his testimony, Salci alsq hinted
that the plan was merely a vote-getting
move by Milliken. "I don't think it was
a political move by the governor," Salci
said, "but in November of 1976 the
governor vetoed a bill that would have
allowed us to purchase some new buses.
We had to wait until last August before
we could purchase them,," he said.

State regulations ushered in by
Milliken's plan would equip each bus
with a hydraulic lift, and would provide
a single accommodation per bus for
persons in wheelchairs.
Les Sinclair, a representative from
the governor's office, also spoke at the
hearing. He told transportation officials
that cities would not be able to afford
the cost of equipping buses for the
handicapped. Sinclair requested
additional state funds to help the cities
in conversion.



Daily Official Bulletin

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or Call 995-4242 for information

Daily Calendar:
Turner Clinic: Strokes: Prevention, treatment,
Volume LIX. No. I
Tuesday, September 19, 1978
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recovery, Turner Clinic, 1-3:30 p.m.
Environmental Studies: B. LOW, "Ecology," 1528
CCL, 3 p.m.
Bioengineering Program: James Krolik, "What
Will You Do When You Graduate?", 1042 E. Eng., 4
Physics/Astronomy: George Phillies, "Light
Scattering As A Probe of Molecular Motion," 2038
Randall Lab., 4 p.m.
During the winter, when hunting con-
ditions are good, a wolf eats an average
of five to 10 pounds of food a day.
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