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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, June 16,;1983- Page 3
Bursley victim's family repaid

The family of a University student killed in the Bur-
sley shootings two years ago will receive $1,499 in
compensation from a state board.
Special legislation passed last week in the State
House of Representatives granted the payment to the
family of Douglas McGreaham, who was shot to
death April 17, 1981.
MCGREAHAM, A resident advisor at Bursley, and
freshman Edward Siwik were shot and killed when
Leo Kelly threw a firebomb into the dormitory
corridor and opened fire into the smoke with a sawed-
off shotgun. Kelly is now serving a life sentence
without a parole at the State Prison of Soutjbern
Michigan at Jackson.
A year and two days after McGreaham's death, his
parents filed a claim with the Crime Victims Compen-
sation Board, hoping to collect partial repayment for
McGreaham's funeral expenses.
The board, established in 1977, compensates victims
and their families for costs not covered by insurance.
Medical and burial costs are the usual basis for
claims, which are limited to $15,000.

'The money doesn't make
me any happier - it won't
bring Doug back.'
-Rosemary McGreaham,
mother of murdered student
BUT CLAIMS must be filed within one year of a
crime, and since the McGreahams were two days
late, the request was denied.
"The McGreahams were so devastated by the loss
of their son, they couldn't fill out the forms for a long
time," said Lynwood Noah, Washtenaw County
Prosecutor, who originally told the McGreahams
about the compensation board.
Noah, the prosecutor in the case against Kelly, then

contacted House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman Dominic Jacobetti (D-Negaunee) and
asked him to help waive the deadline. He also ap-
proached Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) who agreed
to push the claim through the legislature.
TE MCGREAHAM'S claim hit another snag last
winter, however, when state officials proposed
eliminating the compensation board to save money.
Blanchard later withdrew his proposal to cut the
program, Bullard said, because of the "public out-
THIS CLEARED the way for the bill to pass the
Senate and House, which waived the board deadline
and gave the family their compensation.
The family has been told they will receive the
money soon. Bullard said that the money must go
through the State Office of Management and Budget,
and the Treasury before the McGreahams will get it.
"The money doesn't make me any happier - it
won't bring Doug back," said McGreaham's mother.
She added they would use the money to start a
college fund for their fourteen-year-old son Dan. "He
used to want to go to Michigan," McGreaham's
mother said. "But Ann Arbor now has such terrible
memories that he won't go to Michigan."

Timing is
key for
prof says
After failing two final exams you feel
sick to your stomach anticipating your
parent's reaction. The four-hour plane
trip home ends with news that the
airlines lost all of your luggage - and
you don't have insurance.
When your parents meet you at the
airport along with several old friends
the frustration reaches its peak. You
are rude and make snide remarks to
your mother - and the week's vacation
is off to a miserable start.
SITUATIONS such as this one can be
avoided if you learn how to express
anger constructively, says University
psychologyProf. Ernest Harburg.
When students let resentment build
for long periods of time, blood pressure
can rise to an unhealthy level, says
Harburg who headed a study of 3,000
Metropolitan Detroit residents to see
how they handle anger.
"Part of maintaining a healthy
relationship with the people you work
with or live with in the dorms or
anywhere is learning to constructively
arrange for an enjoyable cooperation in
order to get somethings done," says
Harburg, a research scientist in the
departments of epidemiology and
"SUDDEN outbursts of anger can be
dealt with as if they were just a
grievance being pointed out by
Several situations, however,
discourage expressing anger, says
Harburg. For example, if a student gets
angry at a professor it would be best to
express their feelings constructively
and rationally.
Silent resentment or complaining
See ANGER, Page 5

M k aDaily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
Mink boa
David Remy startles passers-by as he takes a walk with friend and boa constrictor, Chaos. Remy and Chaos stop on the
corner of Liberty and Maynard to compare tongues.
Regents to vote on guidelines
(Continuedfrom Page') done on campus is used for military ming committees, says Price.
CONTROVERSY over the guidelines purposes or could destroy human life. The policy is scheduled to be in effect
has divided the University com- . . Te polcs sche e e ct
munity. Proponents of the guidelines It is unclear how the committees in nine months after the Regents'
say the policy will ensure no military each school and college would actually proval.
research or research which could harm monitor research or if some schools If the Regents vote against the policy,
human beings is carried out on cam- might choose not to enforce the faculty members would n longer
pu. g-uidelines, Rowland says.e have to comply with the temporary
Those opposing restrictions on non- Currently, University researchers directive, says Price.
classified research say the guidelines are working under a temporary direc- CHAIRMAN OF the Senate Advisory
will infringe on their academic tive to follow the proposed guidelines. Committee on University Affairs Her-
freedom. University Vice President for Research bert Hildebrandt says he does not know
President of the Michigan Student Charles Overberger issued the direc- what the faculty members will do if.
Assembly, Mary Rowland, said she tive following the 2-1 vote in the Senate the Regents vote down the proposal.
supports the guidelines, although she Assembly in March showing over- Although the Regents have the right
admits the policy is not ideal. whelming faculty support for the to make the final decision they should
"I WOULD have preferred more proposed guidelines says Alan Price, "give more than just a quiet nod," to
stringent guidelines and enforcement assistant to the vice president for the issue.
practices," she said, "but having any research.
guidelines is worth supporting." IF THE Regents approve the The ulty has voted and taken a
The student assembly appointed guidelines tommorrow, schools and stand, Hildebrandt says. "Their voice
Roger Kerson to investigate if research colleges will immediately begin for- should be listened to by the Regents."

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