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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, August 7, 1980-Page 7
girl will enter
beauty pageant
amid disputes

AP Photo
DORI WINDISH OF Roseville, Minn. is not going to let her handicap keep
her from entering the Miss Minnesota Teenager Pageant. Fourteen-year-old
Dori is wheelchair-bound due to osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone
disease"). Pageant officials said Dori's initial difficulty in getting an ap-
plication for the Oct. 5 event resulted from a misunderstanding.
Chinese finally nab
country's best cheater

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - They told
Dori Windish she'd be happier entering
a beauty pageant for the handicapped.
She doesn't think so.
So Windish, a 14-year-old Roseville
girl who has been severely handicapped
from birth with a bone disease, will
compete in the 1980 Miss Minnesota
Teenager Pageant.m
BUT NOT without controversy.
Pageant director Carroll App says a
brouhaha that developed over her entry
was all a misunderstanding.
But, Windish said yesterday, after
hearing App's account: "That's not
true." She said App ran down a hallway
and into an elevator rather than talk to
her and her mother.
"The girl who was at the desk at the
time didn't know all the rules and
regulations," said App, who has direc-
ted the pageant for 14 years. "She
suggested the wheelchair pageant. But
she was ready to send her the ap-
Windish disputes that.
"AFTER THE secretary told me
about the wheelchair pageant, I said,
'Well, can I fill out an application
anyway?' " she recalled. "She said,
Windish said App's wife, Barbara,
asked her and her mother if they knew
the basis for judging.
"She poined out it was 50 points for
appearance," Windish said. "My
mother asked what was wrong with my
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APP SAID: "I've never turned down
anybody with a handicap in my 14 years
with the pageant. I've had, people on
crutches, one in a wheelchair, a blind
girl, and even one who was deaf."
App said he was not in the office at
the time of the meeting Windish and her
mother had with his secretary, but
Windish "was always welcome to come
in the pageant."
But Windish said App was in the of-
fice Tuesday and ducked out to avoid
her. She said App knew her from her
participation last summer in the Twin
Cities pageant, also run by App.
App said yesterday he did not recall
seeing Windish or her mother at his of-

PEKING (UPI) - After a dazzling
decade-long career in which he
amassed a personal fortune and a fleet
of cars, the most successful swindler in
China's modernhistory has finally been
The Communist party newspaper
People's Daily yesterday devoted
nearly three-quarters of a page to the
exploits of Chang Liangzhong who was
sentenced to life in prison and stripped
of all his political rights.
IT ALSO editorialized that his
criminal success only underscored how
riddled with corruption the state
bureaucracy had become in a country
that once boasted it was crime-free..
The Chang case was only the latest in
a series of newspaper exposes in recent
. months on all types of crime in China,
especially corruption.
But a panel of top judicial experts
said crime had probably "peaked" and
law and order was being restored even
in.China's limited underworld.
CHANG OPERATED with virtual
impunity for 10 years starting in 1956
and bribed dozens of officials across six
provinces and administrative regions.
During his decade of crime, Chang
posed as a buyer for various state en-
terprises and military institutions and
obtained $93,000 worth of luxury goods
which he then resold at a further profit,
of $37,000.

He also obtained a mountain of food-
stuffs for himself and a fleet of five cars
in a country where there is no private
auto ownership and only senior cadres
are entitled to the privilege of state
HIS FORTUNE of more than $100,000
can be measured in such a poor country
against an average per capita annual
income of only $250.
The People's Daily said Chang's ex-
ploits were probably the most shocking
since the Communists came to power in
1949 - even more serious than the last
great swindling case that rocked China
in the 1950s when an official named Li
Wanming also amassed a fortune
through corruption.
"The Chang case involves dozens of
officials including some fairly senior of-
ficials," the newspaper said. "They
were corrupted by the swindler's
various cunning methods."
Sixteen party, government, military
and police officials implicated in the
scandal have already been disciplined,
the newspaper reported.

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