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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XC, No. 57-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 9, 1980

Ten Cents

Sixteen. Pages

'U Athletic
Dept. faces
probe on sex
bias charges

Boarding up AP Poto
Hector Salinas. left, and Joe Anzaldua, both of Harlingen, Texas,
board up their storefront yesterday afternoon in preparation for the expec-
ted arrival of Hurricane Allen, billed as one of the century's meanest storms.
See story, Page 14. j
Tice 's grocery
gu ted by ire;
n o one injured
By HOWARD WITT EYEWITNESS REPORTS of the
A fire of undetermined origin last blaze differed. Colin Birch, who said he
night gutted the front of Tice's grocery was sitting across the street from
store on south State St. Tice's when the fire broke out, said a
Witnesses said "all hell broke loose" wastebasket near the front of the store
shortly after the store closed at 9:30 caught fire and burning paper in the
p.m. when rows of liquor bottles behind container ignited the liquor bottles.
the cash register caught fire and ex- "A bottle of liquor blew up and all hell
ploded, shattering the front windows, broke loose," Birch said.
POLICE AND FIRE department of- Another witness, however, said it ap-
ficials said no one was injured in the peared a spark dropped from the
bl~ which nacd knaanr

BY MITCH STUART
The University Athletic Department
will - undergo a "thorough" in-
vestigation by the federal Department
of Education to determine whether it
discriminates against athletes on the
basis of sex, a Department of
Education official said yesterday.
Education department spokeswoman
Joan Glickman said athletic depar-
tment investigations will begin in early
September at Michigan, the University
of Akron, the University of Bridgeport
(Conn.), Cornell University, the
University of Hawaii, the University of
Kansas, and Washington State Univer-
sity.
AN INVESTIGATION of North Texas
State University, despite some reports
to the contrary, will not take place,
Glickman said, but has been replaced
by an upcoming investigation at
Oklahoma State, also in early Septem-
ber.
No University or government of-
ficials contacted by The Daily could
provide information on specific com-
plaints against any of the schools. That
information will not be released until
the investigations are actually under-
way, the officials said.
Athletic Director Don Canham,
reached at his Lake St. Clair vacation
cottage, "said the upcoming in-
vestigation does not take him by sur-
prise.
"I KNEW they were going in-
to ... some of the top schools," he said.
Canham insisted, however, he knew
of no sex discrimination complaints
filed against Michigan with the Depar-
tment of Education.
Glickman, in a telephone interview
from her Washington, D.C. office, said
a total of 124 complaints have been filed
against about 80 universities. "We have
to respond to every single complaint
with a full investigation," she said.
Glickman added that each in-
vestigation must be completed in 90
days or less.

CONTRARY TO some earlier repor-
ts, Glickman explained, no athletic
departments will be "probed" on a
superficial level. Each complaint about
sex discrimination will be followed up
with a complete investigation.
Canham praised that approach: "If
they're going to come in, they might as
well look at it all," he said.
One federal official who is extremely
close to the investigations disclosed to
The Daily a "second group" of univer-
sities where investigations will begin in
late September: Howard University,
the University of Maryland, the
University of Miami, Michigan State
University, Ohio State University, and
Yale University.
THE OFFICIAL also told The Daily
of four other universities which will be.
investigated at an unspecified time in
the futufe: the University of California-
Los Angeles, the University of Min-
nesota, Purdue University, and the
University of Wisconsin.
"These are going to be program-wide
assessments," Glickman said of the in-
See 'U', Page 11

Canham
... not surprised

maze, wicn causes some smo e
damage to a comic book store located
above the burning grocery and a
restaurant adjacent to it on the south.
Ann Arbor Fire Chief Robert Murphy
said the fire was probably accidental,
but added that the cause was under
routine investigation. Murphy said the
building was not a total loss and there
appeared to be no structural damage.
Dennis Tice, son of the store owner,
said no one was in the store at the time
the fire broke out.

See FLAMES, Page 5

Allen to hit Texas
Details inside, Page 14

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