The Michigan Daily--Tuesday, July 24, 1979-Page 9
FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP)
A ra- About 1,000 American and European
homosexuals converged on this central
German city yesterday to seek ways to
fight discrimination against them. The
E week-long rally will be anxiously wat-
uropean ched by city authorities.
"As far as homosexuality goes, West
Germany is a very liberal country in
g a y s flj j the legal sense, but there remains. the
discrimination by society of
homosexuals in many walks of life,"
Gerold Hens, spokesman for the
at G erman organizers, told The Associated Press
during a telephone conversation.
"GAYS ARE still being mugged in
public places, they sometimes ex-
co e m n m perience difficulties in finding a place
to live or to find jobs," Hens said. He
also charged that police keep files on
Viewing public records
shouldn't cost, says Kelley
homosexuals, "though they deny it." ticipate," Hens replied to a question.
An organization made up of
homosexual groups throughout West He said that besides the Germans the
Germany sponsored the international organizers expect some six to 70
pargy: visitors from Britain, France, Italy,
"We want to be together for a week, Spain, the Benelux countries, and the
exchange experiences and help gays United States.
gain more self confidence," Hens said.
He emphasized that the mass rally has CITY OFFICIALS clamped strict
no set program and no firm aims.. seeuity measures on the events
HENS SAID the last such iter- scheduled to end Sunday. They deman-
national meeting was inEdinburgh, ded that a demonstration dubbed "A
Scotland, in 1973. "But all we had plan- Volcano Erupts," scheduled for Satur-
ned to do then fizzled out and just a few day, be guarded by 50 self-appointed
personal relationships remained," he stewards, that the organizers be
said' available at all times during the
Unfortunately, our invitations for demonstration and that participanta
Frankfurt went out mainly aimed at rfanfo arighleso
male homosexuals, but we hope that reainf
females will also resound and oar- pons.
LANSING (UPI) - Michigan citizens
have a right to view, without charge,
most public documents, according to
Attorney General Frank Kelley.
Under the state's 1976 Freedom of In-
formation Act, public officials and
governmental agencies may not charge
for the costs of finding a document,
deleting information exempted from
the statute, or allowing a citizen to in-
spect it, Kelley said yesterday.
The massive opinion - the longest
ever issued by the attorney general's
office - was issued in response to 58
separate questions raised by state of-
ficials on various aspects of the 1976
"UPON A written or oral request suf-
ficient for a public body to locate a
public record a person has the right to
inspect, copy or receive copies of a
public record of a public body unless
there exists an exemption ...," Kelley
"A public body must furnish a
requesting person a reasonable oppor-
tunity for inspection and examination
of public records and must provide
reasonable facilities for making
memoranda or abstracts from public;
records during usual business hours,"'
with the discharge of its functions."
KELLEY SAID agencies must state
the reasons for denying requests to
view records and documents and said
law enforcement agencies may refuse
the request by virtue of a special exem-
When a government employee is
fired, suspended or prosecuted, Kelley
said, details of the charges may be
According to Kelley's opinion:
" Persons are not entitled to receive
copies of copyrighted material included
in an agency's rules and records.
" A person who seeks only to inspect
a public record and does not request a
copy may not be charged for the costs
of the search, or for deleting exempted
material prior to the review.
" A public body may refuse to reveal
to a third party part of an employee's
personnel file which contains coun-
seling and related material, if such
disclosure would constitute an invasion
of individual privacy.
* Absent a written prohibition from
the pupil or parent, schools are
required to disclose the names and ad-
dresses of students. They may not,
however, release information regar-
ding the student's behavior.
Overview of Rep season:
Fever' a hit, Bard a bomb
BEST ACTRESS, SUPPORTING
ROLE: Lorel Janiszewski as Jackie
Coryton in Hay Fever. A very, very
funny, bawling, nervous wreck as Mr.
Bliss' young flapper friend. Honorable
mention to Camille Horn for transcen-
ding the artificiality of Wedding Band,
and forthrightly playing a little girl -
which she happens to be.
WORST ACTRESS, SUPPORTING
ROLE: Georgette Fleischer for her
stab at Myra in Hay Fever, but
especially for her non-portrayal of the
tramp in Ah, Wilderness. Her directors
were evidently powerless to effect any
change in her appalling performances,
and she is the worst thing about both
BEST ACTOR, SUPPORTING
ROLE: Terry Caza for Hay Fever's
Simon, and Jon Hallquist as Arthur in
Ah, Wilderness. Caza has found a per-
fect forum for his broad, naturally
acerb wit while Hallquist wisely un-
derstates his character's pretentiously
pompous asininity. Both very funny.
ROLE: Loren Dale- Bass in Wedding
Band. As the Bell Man, Bass is a fran-
tic, wildly uncontrolled cartoon charac-
MOST IMPROVED ARTIST: Steve
Reynolds, director of Ah, Wilderness.
Reynolds' rendition of O'Neill's lightest
work is respectfully balanced,
restrained, and thought-provoking -
a clear step up.
THE BOZO THE CLOWN MEMOR-
IAL FOOLISH INDULGENCE
AWARD: To Richard Burgwin for ap-
pointing a musical director, Randy
Neighbarger, in a Rep season with no
musical. Neighbarger's tasks are (a)
playing his homemade harpsichord in
Much Ado, and (b) selecting incidental
music for the other three shows.
Shakespeare's script, though, calls for
no instrument and would have done bet-
ter without one; incidental music could
as easily have been chosen by the direc-
tors. A mysterious artistic decision,
More critics notes tomorrow, these
aboutMusk 's origin, show, In The