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MYSTERY ILLNESS BRINGS HOUSE DOWN
By MARTHA RETALLICK
For 49 members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, it was an
old story. One moment you're feeling fine, the next you're
sick with something and no one knows what it is.
This weekend, all but 10 of the 59 women living in the
sorority house have fallen victim to a mysterious bug with
symptoms of either food poisoning or stomach flu. And,
House Director Beverly Chapdelaine says she doubts that
even the doctors who treated the residents know what it is.
IN THE MEANTIME, house member Ellen Bashnik
reports "everyone is in bed" recovering from whatever it is
they're sick with.
ed with bug
Bashnik, who suspects the illness was "probably foo
borne," says the house's morning cook was the first to corn
down with it Thursday morning. Then, on Friday afternoo
house members began to get sick. Four of the 49 member
stricken were treated and released at University Hospit
and the morning cook was admitted to that hospital, she said
According to Bashnik, the illness's symptoms strut
quickly. Throughout Friday and yesterday, house member
were plagued with nausea, fever, abdominal cramps
headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. But fortunately for hous
residents, the bug - whatever it is - goes away as quickly a
- - Kidnapped heiress rescued
MEXICO CITY (AP)-Police acting
on information forced from a captured
suspect raided a downtown house early
yesterday, rescued a kidnapped
heiress, and arrested four of her
One map in the house escaped, police
THE VICTIM, American-born Brian-
da Domecq de Rodriguez, 36, who was
unharmed, later said she though the
nightmare was repeating itself when of-
ficers burst through the door of the
"I thought it was a new kidnapping,"
she said in a telephone interview.
Rodriguez, a mother of two and
daughter of wealthy Spanish wine mer-
chant Pedro Domecq, was abducted by
six men in a shopping center parking lo
SHE*WAS blindfolded and held in
house near the heart of Mexico City un
til the police rescue at about 1 a.m
"I learned ,to live blind," she said
"It was incredible."
Authorities had been informed iin
mediately of the abduction but kep
their involvement secret "so as not °t
endanger the victim's life," said polic
spokesman Rodolofo Leam.
Learn said police had captured one o
the kidnappers when he attempted <
pick up a $5 million ransom.
"The ransom was complete]
recovered by the police and the kidnap
per was forced to tell the police wher
the victim was being held," Leam said.
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