"aqe 2-Friday, February 3, 1978-The Michigan Daily
By KEITH RICHBURG
The prosecutors have no comments.
Veterans Administration (VA) hospital
hief of staff Dr. S. Martin Lindenauer
'is not talking to the press," according
o his wife. And the hospital ad-
inistration is not issuing any
tatements, like it did when Filipina
arciso and Leonora Perez were con-
icted of poisoning patients at the
ller Road hospital.
This time, it was the friends of Nar-
iso and Perez who were revelling in
he final victory, of the two and a half
WEDNESDAY," Federal District
Judge Philip Pratt granted a motion
from the U.S. Attorney to drop all
charges against Narciso and Perez, and
supporters of the women were
"I'm just ecstatic, that's all I can
say," said Nursing Assistant Pat
Thomas. "It's a funny thing that it took
this long for a small number of people
to see what we knew all along."
Thomas has been a supporter of the
two Filipino nurses since they became
suspects in the case. She was assured
by the American Civil Liberties Union
that they would support her if she were
ever fired or denied a promotion
because of her involvement with the
Michael Price, head of the defense
group supporting Narciso and Perez,
said that although the women are free
"we're hoping the investigation will go
"WE FEEL THAT the terrible in-
justice done to these women must be
rectified some way, like by giving them
back pay," he said. "We've got a lot of
lose ends to tie up."
Price does not hesitate in comparing
the case to the famous Willmington Ten
case in the South, and calls both just
another example of racial injustice.
"This is only one battle. The war is
still on against racism. this (VA case)
was a case of racism."
THE DEFENSE group had a victory
party for Narciso and Perez last night
at the home of supporter Dr. Bernard
s , .
Naylor. Another party for the women is
planned for tonight.
Meanwhile, the losing side isn't
Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard
Yanko would only say, "This office has
no comment other than what appears in
the memorandum (requesting the
judge drop all charges)."
. AND THE MOST conspicuous silence
has been from the VA hospital, and Dr.
Lindenauer who had taken an active
role in the prosecution of Narciso and
Lindenauer sat at the prosecution
table at the beginning of* the trial, and
was in the courtroom during most of the
Yesterday, his secretary said that he
had no comment, and at his home his
wife said "he's not issuing any
statements. He's not talking to the
WEDNESDAY'S decision ended an
ordeal that began back in 1975, when
the women became suspects in a case of
mysterious breathing failures at the
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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - President
Anwar Sadat began a world tour
yesterday to rally support for his
Mideast peace initiatives and seek
President Carter's help in pressuring
Israel for concessions on issues that
have deadlocked negotiations.
"I hope this trip will add momen-
tum to the peace process,t' Sadat
said before flying to Rabat, MYIorocco,
where he planned to confer with King
Hassan, a supporter of his peace
SADAT IS scheduled to arrive in
Washington today for talks Saturday
and Sunday with Carter at Camp
David, Md. He will stay in Washing-
ton until Wednesday, and on his way
home will talk with government
leaders in Britain, France, West
Germany, Austria, Italy and Ro-
Western diplomats here said no
dramatic breakthrough should be
expected from the Camp David
meeting and that Carter invited
Sadat to Washington to get a better
idea of what the Egyptian leader
wants - and what he expects to
"This problem moves forward in
lurches," one source said. "The talks
irj Washington could be another
SADAT INSISTS that the Israelis
withdraw from all Arab territory
occupied since the Six-Day War of
1967 and self-determination for the
Palestinians - proposals Israel has
refused to consider.
A Cairo source said Sadat was on
the verge of asking the United States
to foimulate a "set of principles"
along the lines suggested by Carter
on January 4, when he conferred with
the Egyptian president at the Aswan
Carter said then that a settlement
should be based on establishment of
normal relations between Israel and
the Arab states, Israel's withdrawal
from occupied territory, recognition
of the "legitimate rights" of the
Palestinians and their participation
in the determination of their future.
But Western diplomats note that.
Carter omitted the word "total"
when he suggested Israeli withdraw-
al from Arab lands and they say
Egyptians view this as significant.
EGYPTIAN sources say Sadat's
concept of self-determination for the
Palestinians means he envisions a
quasi-independent Palestinian entity
on the West Bank of the Jordan River'
closely linked with Jordan. Israeli'
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
has offered limited self-rule for the
1.1 million Palestinians living in the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip and
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contends an independent Palestinian
state would threaten Israel's secur-
After Sadat broke off political talks.
with Israel in Jerusalem on January
1$, sources said the United States
drafted a peace formula based on
Carter's January 4 proposals, but
that both Israel and Egyptsrejected
Western diplomats here said they
have no idea what, if anything,
Carter could offer that both Sadat
and Begin would accept. But an
Egyptian source said it "is time for
the United States to do something"
and that Carter "can't sit on the
fence any longer."
WHILE SADAT set out on his world
tour yesterday, Algerian President
Houari Bounedienne opened a sum-
mit meeting of hard-line Arab lead-
ers dedicated to upsetting the Egyp-
tian president's peace initiatives.
Only four Arab states, Algeria,
Libya, Syria and South Yemen, and
the Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion took part in the gathering of the
Arab "Resistance Front" in the
60)0-room Aurassi hotel overlooking
Iraq,sanother hard-line .state, boy-
cotted the summit, and Libyan
President Moammar Khadafy an-
nounced at the last moment that a
"slight indisposition" prevented his
IN AN OPENING speech to the
summit, scheduled to last two days,
Boumedienne said the hard-line
countries were "determined to wreck
the imperialist plot against the Arab
Drawing a distinction between
Sadat and the Egyptian people,
Boumedienne declared: "This meet-
ing is not directed against the
Egyptian people, nor against the
brother nation of Egypt. But we
declare unequivocally that the policy
of the Egyptian government is in
total contradiction with decisions
taken at previous Arab summit,
meetings and violates the
principle of Arab unanimity."
He referred particularly to the
Arab asummit held in Khartoum,
Sudan, following the 1967 Six-Day
War, at which the Arab leaders pro-
nounced their historic "three nos,
no to peace, no to negotiations and no
to recognition of Israel.
BEFORE SADAT'S departure, ne-.
gotiations here between Egyptian
and Israeli defense ministers on pro-
posals for Israel's withdrawal from
tl e Sinai Peninsula were suspenaed
and the Israeli negotiators returned
to Tel Aviv.
A communique, issued Wednesday
night said the two sides would consult
on the date of iheir next meeting.
Sources said the Israelis left after
failing to reach agreement on the
issue of Israeli settlements in Sinai,
but neither the Egyptians nor the
Israelis would comment.
The Cairo talks had resumed on
Tuesday after a thre-week recess.
Sadat met Wednesday with U.S.
Assistant Secretary of State Alfred
Atherton,.and an Egyptian spokes-
man said they discussed issues that
will be brought up at Camp David.
Sadat rejected the wording of a:dec-
laration of principles for an Arab-
Israeli peace settlement that Ather-
ton and Israeli Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan worked on.
IN ANOTHER Mideast develop-
ment: President Nicolae Ceausescu
of Romania, whom Sadat will visit
before returning to Cairo, issued cre-
dentials to the new Israeli ambassa-
dor to his country, the Yugoslav news
agency Tanjug reported.
Ceausescu, who reportedly helped
arrange Sadat's historic journey to
Jerusalem November 19, said the
Israeli-Arab dispute should be re-
solved "in accordance ! with the
legitimate strivings of the peopleof
Palestine, including its right to
establish a sovereign, independent
taste, along with a guarantee of inde-
pendence and sovereignty of all
countries in the region." Romania
is the only East European country
that did not sever relations with
Israel after the 1967 war.
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