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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 26, 1979-Page 3
'U' officers to discuss salary disclosures
By SARA ANSPACH Regental policy," and added that the matter may have we have come down from," he said. However, Kennedy
University executive officers will meet Tuesday to to be brought before the University Board of Regents. also noted, "certainly there is a state right to know
discuss their reply to a request from the state Senate In an earlier interview, Smith said it would be "very whether information they need (to appropriate funds to
Appropriations Committee, which asked that salaries hard" to make a decision on whether to comply with the University). We want to be as cooperative as
of University staff be submitted by name to the com- Hart's request by June 1. possible."
mittee by June 1. In the past, the University has refused to reveal in- The "serious" question, according to Kennedy, is
Earlier -this week, Senator Jerome Hart (D- dividual salaries, insisting that such an act would be an whether "name-linked" salary information is
Saginaw), chairman of the Senate Appropriations invasion of privacy. Smith said he thought tradition necessary for the state to appropriate funds fairly.
Committee, mailed letters to ten Michigan colleges, will play a big role in the decision. IN ADDITION to the University, nine four year
including the University, requesting "individual There would be no problem getting a list of names colleges-Central Michigan University, Ferris State
names, positions, titles, and current salary, exclusive matched with salaries, said Smith. "It's on payroll. College, Lake Superior State College, Michigan State
of fringe benefits." A previous letter sent May 3 asked The computer does all the work. The issue is strictly University, Michigan Technological University, Nor-
colleges to send salaries listed by rank and position, one of policy," he said. thern Michigan University, Oakland University,
but the committee has never before requested salaries VICE-PRESIDENT for State Relations Richard Wayne State University, and Western Michigan
be listed by name. Kennedy called the issue of providing personal salary University-were requested to send personal salary in-
INTERIM UNIVERSITY President Allan Smith said information to the statea "darn tough question." formation to the Appropriations Committee. The
he expects "fairly extensive discussion" on the subject "We do believe that the personal privacy issue is a remaining three state universities-Eastern Michigan
at Tuesday's meeting. He said, "It's a matter of very legitimate legal position. Thus far that is where See 'U', Page io
Handicapped Laughlin
plans to cover 15
miles in wheelchair

Nearly 3,000 people are scheduled to two and on
participate in the annual 15-mile Dex- In prepa
ter-Ann Arbor Run, which begins at
8:30 a.m. today. But only Larry Laughlin hi
Laughlin will cover the course in a Arbor ina
wheelchair. pressure in
Laughlin, a 25-year-old student at moving th4
Washtenaw Community College, rainy days
studies computer programming, data equipped v
processing, and math. He lives with his practicesc
parents in Ann Arbor. said he h
SITTING IN his parents' living room, enable him
Laughlin talked about the motorcycle about two a
accident four years ago which left him RACEt
confined to a wheelchair. He said he is courage" h
determined to get the most out of life to Laughlin
and not to allow his handicap to get in him to star
the way of his happiness. Before his ac- than the r
cident, Laughlin swam and played avoid traff
basketball. He still pursues both these he does no
hobbies, swimming with a handicapped "in Califorr
group in Ann Arbor, and shooting three minu
baskets in his back yard. the runner
Laughlin spent the winter of 1978-79 in thinned out
California. In his own words, "seeing with traffi
handicapped people active in California there (to th
got me involved and encouraged me in still people
sports." While he was there, he par- make a big
ticipated in two races similar to today's The race
run, each approximately six miles long. Bank and
See HA
Oops! I mean no
In an unusal departure from strict partisanship
at the City Council budget meeting Thursday night,
Third Ward Republican Councilman Louis Senunas
voted along with the Democrats. Senunas, whose
roll call vote follows the four Council Democrats,
voiced an affirmative vote on a proposal to
eliminate the Assistant City Planning Director's
position. The other six Republican voted against the
motion after him, while the usually composed
Senunas looked on in bewilderment. He quickly
raised his hand after the roll was called and said he
had inadvertently voted yes when he meant no.
Amid chuckles, it was pointed out that the motion
was defeated regardless of his vote.. But Mayor
Louis Belcher immediately directed the City Clerk
to change Senunas' vote for the record. Senunas
towed the party line for the rest of the evening,
'Yertle the Turtle'and other tales
And you thought Dr. Seuss was just for kids.

r-Ann Arbor race is nearly
e half times as long.
ration for his longest race,
as been driving around Ann
a wheelchair with low air
the tires in order to make
t chair more difficult. On
, he drives his specially-
'an to Briarwood Mall and
on ramps there. Laughlin
opes his preparation will
to complete the course in
nd a half to three hours.
OFFICIALS "didn't en-
im to participate, according
. He said the officials want
rt his trek 15 minutes later
est of the field, in order to
ic problems. Laughlin said
t think this is fair, because
-nia, the wheelchairs started
tes earlier and by the time
s caught up, the pack had
and there were no problems
c or passing. I want to get
e finish line) while there are
there and 15 minutes can
is sponsored by Ann Arbor
Trust and the Ann Arbor

TWENTY-FIVE year old Larry Laughlin (above) and almost three thous-
and runners will participate in today's Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. The run,
scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., is an annual 15-mile event sponsored by Ann
Arbor Bank and Trust and the Ann Arbor Track Club.

Theodor Suess Geisel, the man behind "green eggs
and ham," was quoted in the current Parents
magazine as saying his characters are based on
real people, such as Adolf Hitler and Richard Nixon.
Hitler was the model for "Yertile the Turtle," a lit-
tle known domineering guy who pushes people
around, according to Geisel. The Watergate scandal
prompted the book "Marvin K. Mooney, Will You
Please Go Now," Geisel continued, and Marvin is
based on Nixon. That book, published the day before
Nixon resigned, concludes: "I said go and go I mean
The time had come so ... Marvin went." Dr.
Seuss appears to be more relevant to our times than
some books University students are required to
read for classes.
Memorial holiday
Your Tuesday morning coffee will not be accom-
panied by the Michigan Daily. The Daily staff will
be enthusiastically observing Memorial Day, so the
paper won't hit your doorstep again until Wed-
nesday morning.

Happenings .. .
... at noon, Dr. Richard Williams, Jr. of the U.S.
Geological Survey in Reston, Va. will discuss "En-
vironmental Studies of Iceland with Landstat
Imagery" in Room 1512 in the C.C. Little Building
... senior dance students once again will present
their dance concert at 8 p.m. in the Dance Building,
1310 N. Univesity Ave. . . . The Lighthouse, a
Christian performing company, returns to the
Power Center at 8 p.m. Call 761-8507 for more in-
formation ... SUNDAY and MONDAY have nothing
planned ... TUESDAY, Jim Houser of the Michigan
Center for the Education of Returning Vets and Jim
Dries of the Washtenaw County Vietnam Era Vets
will discuss "Veterans-Continuing Victims of
War" at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room in the
Michigan Union.
On the outside
Rumor has it the sun will shine today, with a high
temperature in the mid-to upper 60s. It'll be chilly
tonight, though, with a low around 40°.

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