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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 44-S
The 1\Ilc'higar aily Soturday, July 14, 1979
twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Legislature OKs funding levels


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From UPI and staff reports
The state legislature approved a
$146.37 million appropriation figure for
the University yesterday, in a budget
finalizing session before the
lawmakers' summer recess.
University executive officers will
hammer out the budget figures for the
University early next week, and are
scheduled to present their recommen-
dations-most likely program cuts, and
a higher tuition increase than they had
hoped-to the University *Board of
Regents at their meeting on Thursday
and Friday.
JUST UNDER 60 per cent of the
University's funding is provided by the
state. The figure approved last night is
a 9.3 increase over the state's 1978-79
appropriation of $133 million for the
University. Gov. William Milliken
recommended an eight per cent in-
crease in January.
University officials have said a figure
under $148 million would be below the
minimum of what the University needs
to continue its programs and maintain
its current tuition schedule. A tuition
schedule released in April indicates in-
creases which average 8.5 per cent.
The Dearborn campus will receive a
separate $9.35 million from the state,
while the Flint campus will be ap-
propriated $8.58 million.
THE UNIVERSITY'S fiscal year
began July 1, while the state commen-
ces its fiscal year Oct. 1.
Working- lateinto last night, the
legislators finally approved a record
$4.6 billion budget for the state.
Few lawmakers strayed from their
desks as compromise budget bills were
approved in rapid fire votes.
Legislative leaders set the breakneck
pace in hopes of adjourning for a two-
month summer vacation.
Pages brought sandwiches and soft
drinks to lawmakers unable to break
away for meals. Only a handful of
citizens drifted in and out of the visitors
galleries as their elected represen-
tatives determined how their tax
dollars will be spent next year.
AT ABOUT 4 p.m., Rep. Morris Hood
(D-Detroit), collapsed on the House
floor. Although paramedics and an am-
See 'U', Page 2

AP Photo
THE FIRST DC-10 to fly in 37 days lands safely at Baltimore Washington International Airport. The United Airlines
plane left from Chicago. The government announced yesterday a lift on the flight ban for the jets.
Government lifts flight ban on DC-10s

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The government
cleared the DC-10 yesterday for im-
mediate flight, demanding design
changes and frequent inspections to en-
sure no engine "can ever again break
off from the wing in flight."
Langhorne Bond, administrator of
the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) signed the order that allows the
wide-bodied jets to fly in the United
States for the first time in 37 days.
"TODAY, I AM returning the DC-10
fleet to the air," said Bond. "We have
resolved to my satisfaction the safety
questions raised by the tragic crash of
flight 191 in Chicago and we have
worked out strict measures to assure
that such a crash will not occur again."

A United Airlines DC-10 was
scheduled to wing from Chicago to
Baltimore a little more than two hours
later, apparently the first domestic
carrier back in the air.
"I am confident of this airplane,"
Bond said. "I intend to ride on it."
THE PLANE'S design certificate was
lifted on June 6, as a result of inspec-
tions that followed the nation's worst
air disaster - the May 25 crash of an
American Airlines DC-10 at Chicago's
O'Hare Airport with the loss of 273
Economists estimate that the groun-
ding of all 138 DC-10s operated by U.S.
airlines cost $2.5 million to $6 million a
day in revenue. The DC-10 carried 12
per cent of all domestic passengers

with 450 departures a day.
Foreign air carriers also grounded
their 140 DC-10s for a time, then
gradually returned them to flight, even
though they were barred from U.S. air-
space. With the ban lifted, Swissair
scheduled DC-10 flights to Boston and
Chicago next Wednesday and other
overseas carriers readied their planes.
BOND SAID the DC-10 would be
allowed to fly with its current pylons -
structures attaching the engine to the
wing - because the inspections will
catch any cracks before they grow te
dangerous proportions.
He indicated pylon inspections of
various types and on different parts of

Initial hearing delayed in case against county exec

A New York judge will hear
preliminary motions, Aug. 3 in a case
charging Washtenaw County Ad-
ministrator Michael Gotthainer with
misconduct while employed as a Suf-
folk County, N.Y. official, Gotthainer's
attorney said yesterday.
Attorney James Catterson said the
hearing was postponed from July 16 to
Aug. 3 because documents to be used as
evidence in support of Gotthainer were
not available. He called the delay "no
big deal."
GOTTHAINER WAS charged June 12
with two counts of offering false

statements for filing in preparation of
the Suffolk County budget in 1974. If
convicted, he could receive a sentence
of up to four years in prison.
Gotthainer's attorney said yesterday
the charge stemmed from a resolution
he presented to the Suffolk County
legislature in 1974, asking that the pur-
chase of laboratory equipment for the
county environmental control depar-
tment be approved without public bid-
Catterson said Gotthainer handled
"fifty to 100 of these (resolutions) a
day" and that there is no evidence he
knew what-the resolution contained.'

CATTERSON ALSO contended that
the resolution was not needed, since the
company, which bought the lab equip-
ment and was reimbursed by the coun-
ty, was accredited by the state to make
purchases without having to compete in
public bidding. ~
Catterson, who said he used to be in
charge of the Suffolk County District
Attorney's office's anti-racketeering ef-
fort, speculated that the indictment of
Gotthainer was a political move aimed
at Gotthainer's former boss in Suffolk
County, John Kline.
He said the district attorney handling
the case against Gotthainer was trying

to "put the squeeze" on Gotthainer in
hopes that Gotthainer would in-
criminate Kline.
THE DISTRICT attorney, James
O'Rourke, has denied any political
motive existed for Gotthainer's indic-
Washtenaw County Commissioners
met June 11 and adopted a statement
supporting Gotthainer's efforts to clear
his name.
Board of Commissioners' Chairman
Richard Walterhouse read a statement
at that meeting calling Gotthainer's
work for Washtenaw County "outstan-

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