The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, December 4, 1991 - Page 3
Professor will donate $100
per composition on 'greed'
by Joshua Meckler
Daily Staff Reporter Ross has had a lifelong commitment to they would help.
Think University President James Dud-
erstadt's salary of $180,385 is a lot?
Try $78.2 million. That is the salary
English Professor Bert Hornback said
President Steven Ross, of Time-Warner,
Inc., earned last year.
And Hornback has decided to protest
this "greed" by donating $100 to charity
for every essay, poem, or artwork he re-
ceives that effectively argues the theme,
"(Ross) stands for so much of what is
obscenely wrong in our society," Horn-
"We should be able to articulate what
is wrong with greed. Otherwise, we get
had by people who say it's OK."
A Time-Warner spokesperson said
Hornback has misinterpreted the salary
He said Ross' salary last year, including
bonuses, was $3.26 million. Another $74.8
million, he said, came from payments on
Warner stock that Ross owned when the
company merged with Time, Inc. in 1989.
"We think it's a sad commentary on the
state of America that (Hornback) could
offer a prize without knowing the facts.
charitable causes including causes of educa-
tion," the spokesperson said.
Hornback responded, "I really feel
sorry for (Ross). Three million salary and
stock worth 74 million. I'm not going to
apologize for that."
Hornback said he was further irritated
by the fact that 600 employees were re-
cently laid-off from Time, Inc., a sub-
sidiary of Ross' company, and the company
spokesperson said there is no chance they
will be re-hired.
Hornback said if each of those employ-
ees earned $20,000, the total cost to the
company wouldn't "come close to beans
out of his money last year."
Not every entry Hornback receives will
be a "winner." Hornback said he is looking
for "honest, good, original, well-written,
Hornback said he will send all winning
entries directly to Ross.
The money for the donations will come
straight out of Hornback's pocket. "In case
I get hundreds of good entries, I was won-
dering what I would do. Two faculty said
"If I had decided how much I can give
before, it inconveniences me, and that is
what greed is all about."
Hornback said he has received two
written entries and knows of a painting
that someone is planning to submit by the
Dec. 11 deadline.
Ngoc-Loan Nguyen, a first-year LSA
student who submitted a 50-line poem
said, "I decided to write one because it
seems like a pretty good thing.
"I don't think it's bad to make a lot of
money. I think it is bad that you make it at
the expense of others."
Only entries from undergraduate stu-
dents at the University will be accepted,
and electronic mail entries are not al-
lowed. Students should drop off their pro-
jects at 1210 Angell Hall.
The winners will be posted on Jan. 8,
and Hornback will then donate the money.
He said he has not decided on a charity yet,
but he is leaning toward the Packard
Community Clinic, an Ann Arbor medical
Peggy Irvine, a crime scene technician with the Palm Beach Police Department, displays
fingerprints taken of witnesses in the William Kennedy Smith assault case while testifying
during the second day of the trial yesterday.
United Way still funding Planned Parenthood
by Tami Pollak
Daily Staff Reporter
Although an article in this
month's Agenda magazine reported
that United Way of Washtenaw had
dropped Planned Parenthood as a
*'possible recipient of funds," both
United Way and Planned
Parenthood spokespersons said yes-
terday it isn't true.
United Way is a non-profit orga-
nization that aids the fund raising
efforts of other non-profit health or
human service organizations, like
Planned Parenthood or Ozone
shops broken into
Eight businesses in the
Kerrytown shopping complex were
broken into Friday night, according
to reports from the Ann Arbor
Police Department (AAPD).
Partners in Wine and Cheese,
Occasionally Holiday Gifts,
Vintage to Vogue, Yarn
Expressions, Hollander's, Marsh
and Fields, Kosmo Deli and
Doughboy Bakery all suffered prop-
Robyn Menin, Executive Direc-
tor of Planned Parenthood of Mid-
Michigan, said yesterday there had
been a decision not to grant
"certification" status to Planned
Parenthood by the board of direc-
tors and volunteers from the
Washtenaw county United Way.
However, this decision has been
Menin said Planned Parenthood
received $10,000 last year from
University contributions to the
United Way of Washtenaw County.
The status "certified agency"
means that United Way includes the
organization in publicity.
"We applied for certification
status in the spring, and when it was
rejected, we protested the decision
in public, and United Way reversed
its policy in August," Menin said.
That was early enough for
University's United Way campaign
to include Planned Parenthood on
its pledge card as a certified agency.
However, Pete Pellerito,
University Assistant to the Vice
President for Government
Relations, said although the
University community did raise
$975,000 for United Way last year
- the most of any single campus
University in the nation - United
Way never consulted the University
on the Planned Parenthood decision.
"We did receive about a dozen
letters from employees who give to
United Way who were concerned
about the Planned Parenthood situa-
tion," Pellerito said, "We passed
the letters on to United Way. But
we were not asked our opinion by
United Way, nor did we come for-
ward and ask to voice an opinion."
Ed Marsh, the manager of agency
relations for United Way of
Washtenaw, said this is the first
year his office has compiled a certi-
fied agency list for publicity pur-
"The 27 certified agencies were
approved by a board. Anybody who
had proper documentation could ap-
ply," Marsh said.
Marsh said, to the best of of his;
knowledge, Planned Parenthood had
presented all the necessary paper-
work, so the board's vacillation
stemmed from a conflict over the
controversial nature of Planned
Planned Parenthood of Mid-_
Michigan offers clients birth con-li
trol and birth control counseling,
pregnancy testing, treatment for
sexually transmitted diseases, and
abortion counseling and services.
"In a community like this.,
you're going to have people on both
sides of the issues," Marsh said.
"Let's put it this way, it's not the
same situation as approving the
Community Dental Center.
Anytime you have anything contro-
versial, it's going to be discussed.
This time, in the final analysis, the
board approved the certification."
erty damage and had items taken in
Police reports said entries in to
all stores were forced. No suspects
have been identified, and investiga-
tions are ongoing.
A Stockwell resident returned
from the Thanksgiving holiday to
find $4,063 worth of personal items
missing from her room, according to
reports from the University
Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Entrance to her first-floor room
appears to have been forced, reports
No suspects have been identified
and investigations are continuing.
According to DPS reports, a
University student fought back to
escape being robbed Saturday.
The victim was attacked by two
men while walking across a parking
lot on the 500 block of E. Jefferson
at 10:44 p.m., reports said.
He managed to break free from
his assailants and flee from the
parking lot while retaining his
No suspects have been identified,
and investigations are continuing.
Man forces sex
An Ann Arbor resident is being
charged with first degree criminal
sexual assault after he forced his ex-
girlfriend to have sex with him by
holding a key to her throat, accord-
ing to AAPD reports.
The alleged attack took place in
the suspect's home on the 2500
block of Adrienne at 4:50 p.m.
Police are continuing to investi-
Man hit with brick
after leaving party
Officers of the AAPD are
looking for a suspect to charge with
felonious assault after he attacked a
The suspect hit the victim with a
brick and then punched him in the
face as the victim was leaving a
party on the 400 block of E.
Jefferson at 3:55 a.m., reports said.
The suspects have not been
identified and AAPD investigations
A female University student at-
tacked a faculty member for aca-
demic reasons, DPS reports said.
The alleged assault took place in
West Engineering at 9:33 a.m. last
The victim has not yet decided if N w ltes
she wishes to press charges.
Investigations are continuing..Newsletters
Ann Arbor Police received a re-
port of a man masturbating in the
study area of the Ann Arbor Public
Reports said the incident occured
at 2:40 p.m. on Monday.
Police are still looking for the
suspect to charge him with indecent
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