The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 13-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, June 7, 1983 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
Illiterate player to sue 'U'
"He was in special education classes
By KAREN TENSA throughout high school and consistently
A lawsuit filed by an illiterate CO u rt overtu rns ru lin on tested in the 68 to 73 range on IQ tests,"
basketball player was revived yester- said Jones' attorney Jerome Quinn. The
day in The Michigan Court of Appeals 1 u ed in to collee breakdown was sparked when several
in Lansing charging that tactics used , 1 er usC students discovered that Jones was
by the University to pressure him into illiterate and teased him relentlessly.
} attending college caused him to have a Idaho despite his inability to read and "he was deficient both academically THE $15 MILLION suit filed in August
mental breakdown. write. and intellectually to attend college," 1981 by Jones and his legal guardian
Curtis Jones, a 1968 graduate of Nor- JONES, 34, charges that officials at the court said. and mother, Henrietta Jones, has been
thwestern High School in Detroit, the high school and the University con- Jones enrolled in junior college in in limbo because a Michigan claims
claims his high school coach Fred spired with North Idaho Junior College Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from September court ruled that the University was
Snowden and former University to admit him to the prep school and then 1968 to February 1970 when he had a protected under federal immunity
hselr au c Junny rr ur fh. T.niir.. eifv ofr hie mental breakdown and was admitted to laws.
baskeman coach aoanny ur coegei
him into enrolling at a junior college in
transer to the university kn ae ntal ospital.
sophomore year, although they knew a mental hospital.
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By GEORGEA KOVANIS
A former University supervisor in
Mott Childrens Hospital is being
charged with sexually harassing one of
his female assistants and driving her to
The suit, filed by the woman's
husband last November, charges
Walter Scott, a former clinical instruc-
tor in pharmacy, with sending several
offensive notes and letters to Jacquelyn
Scott (no relation).
THIS IS the third reported case of
sexual harassment at the University
this year. A review committee in the
Rackham School of Graduate Studies
earlier this year took action against a
medical school professor who sexually
harassed a graduate student.
Another University professor
charged with sexually harassing
female students is awaiting final action
by the University Regents under
special guidelines used in such cases.
Scott's husband is also suing three
pharmacy officials at the hospital for
sexual harassment because they failed
to stop the supervisor from sending the
notes. Michael Minerath, William
Thayer and Richard de Leon were
aware of Scott's actions and "either
tacitly approved of them or, acting in
concert with Walter Scott, were also
guilty of sexual harassment," accor-
ding to a court brief.
THE THREE pharmacy staff mem-
bers had advised Scott to stop sending
notes to the assistant, but according to
the document, the supervisor did not
stop the correspondence, which
Jacquelyn Scott's husband claims was
Walter Scott was fired in April after
the University received copies of notes
he had written to Jacquelyn Scott.
Walter Scott has filed a grievance
against hospital officials, and Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro for un-
fairly terminating his employment.
Scott is also claiming that the
University has libeled and slandered
him as a result of his termination and
caused him "intentional infliction of
emotional distress and breach of con-
THE UNIVERSITY and the three
defendants from the pharmacy depar-
tment are filing a cross complaint to
dismiss Walter Scott's claims. Under
the 11th Amendment the University is
protected from actions taken in their
"official capacities as agents or em-
ployees of the University of Michigan,"
the court document said.
Federal Judge Charles Joiner will
hear the case on June 21, and rule on the
sexual harassment charge, Walter
Scott's complaints, and the Univer-
See HARASSMENT, Page 4
Wolverine freshman Barry Larkin beats the throw to Maine's second
baseman Jeff Paul for a fifth-inning double in College World Series action
Saturday. Michigan defeated the Black Bears, 6-5, and advanced to tonight's
second-round game against Alabama.
Alabama 's next for
'M in World Series
By PAUL HELGREN
Special tothe Daily
OMAHA, Neb. - Michigan
baseball coach Bud Middaugh has
been keeping everybody guessing
about who his starting pitcher will
be against Alabama in tonight's
second-round College World Series
contest at 8:10 p.m. EDT (televised
live on ESPN). But there is no
guessing who the Wolverines must
stop - the nation's leading hitter
The Wolverines must beat
Alabama and at least three other
opponents if they are to win the
Series and capture college
baseball's national championship.
Middaugh said he will probably
start junior Dave Kopf but only on
the condition that his arm is not stiff.
If it is, Middaugh could very well go
with freshman Scott Kamieniecki. If
Middaugh starts Kamieniecki, he
could use Kopf in relief. However,
the reverse will not happen because
Middaugh is reluctant to bring in the
often-wild Kamieniecki with men on
See MICHIGAN, Page16