The Michigan Daily, Friday, August 14, 1987- Page3
Ann Arbor to host wheel
chair athletic events
By LISA GEBAUER
Next week Ann Arbor will host
the Seventh National Veterans
Wheel Chair Games, the largest
wheel chair athletic event ever held
in the United States.
The games, sponsored by the
Veterans Administration and Para-
lyzed Veterans of America, will be-
gin August 18 and last five days as
wheel chair bound veterans compete
in multiple sports events.
"Our goal was to make this the
biggest and the best of the Wheel
Chair Games," said Dan Hendee,
1987 Games Coordinator. With 475
registered athletes, this year's games
promises to be the most extensive
Since it started in 1981 during the
International Year of Disabled Per-
sons, the games have become an an-
nual event, held in a different state
every year. on the basis of upper arm muscle
Football coach Bo Schembechler function and strength.
will open the games as the keynote Over 700 volunteers have offered
speaker, with University President to work next week escorting athletes
Harold Shapiro and Mayor Gerald about campus, delivering messages,
Jernigan contributing to the opening manning the two-way radios, and
ceremonies. helping with innumerable tasks.
Competiathletic events. "Basketball "This is an exciting athletic
track, and the slalom course are event, and we'd like the community
some of the more exciting spectator to come and see what it's all about,"
som ofthemor exitig secttorsaid Kim Byers, assistant for Com-
events," said Ken Huber, co-captain
of the Michigan team. "Most people munity Relations.
can't imagine how fast these guys New to this year's games are
can move - there's a lot of action." noncompetitive sport and fitness ex-
Huber himself is a quadriplegic hibitions designed to educate the
competitor in several events. athletes on exercise and diet as they
All veterans dependent upon relate to training. "I'm excited about
wheelchairs due to spinal cord in- the exposition because it's very
juries, amputations, or neurological much in line with the goals of the
problems are eligible to compete in Veterans Administration," said
the games. The athletes are placed Hendee, a recreation therapist at the
into different competitive divisions Ann Arbor VA Medical Center.
Pit bull-related Injuries are on the rise around the country and in Ann
Arbor. Monday night, City Council will consider a resolution to ban
the frequently vicious dogs.
cruel nature of pit bulls
(continuedfromPage i United States, but unlike other dogs,
mane Society, blames pit bull at- a pit bull bites and holds on while
tacks on "years of (cruel) breeding most dogs bite and quickly release.
that has made the dog's personality The pit bull often returns for multi-
difficult to read." ple bites, which is also unusual.
Officially known as the American According to Sergeant Arthur
Staffordshire Terrier, the dog's ag- Hughes of the Ann Arbor Police
gressive tendencies stem from the Department, "the number of pit
19th century in England, when they bulls in Ann Arbor is on the rise."
were commonly matched in fights to Middleton said a problem in
the death. Since then, breeding for making a law against pit bulls is
the perfect fighting specimen has whether or not the law should affect
produced a dog that attacks more fre- full breeds, or mixed breeds as well.
quently and harmfully than other Many local constituents believe that
dogs. laws against pit bulls only are dis-
The pit bull comprises only 1 criminatory as opposed to laws
percent of the 50 million dogs in the against other dangerous dogs.
By TAYLOR LINCOLN
In contrast to soaring tuition and
increased living expenses, starting
September 1 a local modeling agen-
cy will give away 10,000 calendars
that- will feature past and present
University students of both sexes.
Printed by the Michael Jeffreys
Model & Talent Agency, the "1987
Students at U of M Calendar" will
resemble a large poster 28" wide by
40" high, and feature a 3" by 6" pic-
ture for each month.
The photos depict people water-
skiing as well as male football
cheerleaders. All the pictured models
- except for the cheerleaders -
work for Jeffreys.
Jeffreys, a University graduate,
decided to print the calendar after a
similar one was printed last year. He
In our Orientation issue, we listed Hi Fi
Studio's phone number incorrectly. The
numbers are: (313) 769-0342, 668-7942,
Weapologize for any inconvenienre
this moy hove roused.
thought it was of poor quality. "It
was all women and it was tacky.
Furthermore, they were charging $7
"What I'm doing is a calendar that
has both men and women, and give
it away for free," he said. "It is very
tasteful and will appeal to everyone.
It's going to be hot."
LSA senior Shelly Krohn will
appear in the calendar. "I think it's a
great idea. It'll be nice for all the
students," said Krohn.
Local advertisers helped pay for
the calendar, and their ads will appear
around the edge of the poster. Jef-
freys will not make any profit this
year, but he hopes to publish the
calendar yearly and turn it into a
The agency will distribute the
calendars in the lobby of the Michi-
gan Book and Supply store and at
the corner of East University and
South University streets.
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