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Fridciy, January 7, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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(Continued from Page 1
Blanche Trerice; budget pri-
orities director, Jim Browne;
communications coordinator,
Mike Taylor; program coordina-
tor, Dan Browning; and parlia-
mentarian, Ron Wilcox.
GYMNASIUM
The fate of the 82-year-old
Barbour-Waterman gymnasium
complex remains in limbo after
a December Regents meeting
in which the Board was deluged
with pleas for the University
to take another look at thefu-
ture of the structure, which
was earmarked for demolition
last year. A contingent of stu-
dents, faculty members, and
representatives from state and
community groups objected to
a University "review" prepared
by William Sturgis, an assistant
to former Vice President and,
Chief Financial Officer Wilbur
Pierpont. The report rec-
ommended- that the building
be torn down.
Opponents of the Sturgis re-
port claim that only superficial
attention was given to potentiall
uses for the buildings, and that
the structures' historic signifi-
cance had not been considered.
ECONOMICS PROF. William
Shepherd argued that the cen-
ter of student activity on cam-
pus had shifted over the last
decade - away from the Stu-
dent Activities Building and the
Union on the eastern edge of
the campus and towards the
Hill area dorms and North cam-'
pus. Shepherd thinks Barbour-
Waterman has considerable po-
tential as a student center.
In a long, methodical response,
University President Robben
Fleming, in effect, agreed with
the groups, saying that there
would be no problem in find-
ing alternative uses for the
building. He added, however,
that the movement to save Bar-
bour - Waterman has evolved
outside normal decision-making,
systems, which runs through the
schools and colleges into the ad-
ministration. There were, he
concluded, other priorities for
use of the land Barbour-Water-
man, now occupies.
But the presentation had an'
effect. At least one Regent,
Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor), ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with the
Sturgis report, and 'Vice Presi-
dent for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes is apparently taking an-

other look at possible reuse for
the building. He will make his
recommendations to the Regents'
later this month.
VA NURSESj
Courtroom proceedings have
begun in the Ann Arbor Veter-
an's Administration (VA) Hos-
pital mass murder case. De-
fense attorneys for the two ac-
cused Filipino nurses introduc-
ed motions challenging evidence
crucial to federal prosecutors.
The two nurses, Filipina Nar-
ciso, 30, and Leonora Perez, 32,
are charged with murdering five
patients at the hospital in the
summer of 1975 by injecting
them with deadly doses of Pavu-
lon,, a powerful muscle relax-
ant. They have also been in-
dicted on one charge of con-
spiracy to murder and ten
counts of poisoning.
DEFENSE ATTORNEYS arel
expected to challenge the testi-
mony 'of two patients who suf-

believe McCrery suffered from
amnesia brought on by open-
heart surgery following his at-
tack.
U.S. District Court Judge Phil-
ip Pratt must rule on these mo-
tions, among others, before jury
selection can begin. The trial
is slated to begin February 1.

FORD
Gerald
store his
a library

Ford has agreed to
presidential papers in
to be built on North

Campus and funded by private
donations. It will be operated
by the federal government as
part of the National Archives.
Under the terms of an agree-
ment between the University
and the White House, the papers
will remain the property of the
U.S. government, although they
will be housed on campus. Rich-
ard Doolen, assistant director of
the Bentley Historical library
called the presidential papers
"a very important addition" to
the University's collections.

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substance suffer high rates of!
brain damage and other serious
health disorders.
PB, which is marketed as a
flame retardant, was accident-
ally mixed with cattle feed thatI
was widely distributed across
Michigan in 1974. Large num-
bers of animals became sick or
died, and people who consumed
or came in contact with them.
began reporting health problems
as well.
THE PBB research team is'
headed by Dr. Irving Selikoff
of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New,
York City and is being funded
by a grant from the National
Institute of Environmental
Health.
The team studied 1,029 people
who were heavily exposed to
PBB and found:
@ 25 per cent had central
nervous system disorders, in-
cluding loss of coordination and;
memory;
0 25 per cent suffered skin
disorders, including chloracne
(a form of chemically-induced
acne), boils, dry skin, rashes,
and rapid nail and hair growth;
0 20 per cent had unusual
swelling or pain in joints, sim-
ilar to arthritis;
@ 15 per cent had gastro-in-
testinal disorders.
The team will begin control
samples soon to see if these
health problems are directly
linked to PBB consumption.
The News Digest was icrit-
h<n by Daily Senior Editors Bill
Turque and Jeff Ristine and
staf f writers David Goodman,
Lani Jordan, George Lo/sen.
and Barbara Zahs.

make changes
(Continued from Page 1) "Next year, I'm just going to
volved. I think we tried hard. coach the first 11 games," he
There's no question about that. continued with a smile. "We'll
We played as hard as we ever go like hell, win the- champion-
have. I don't understand that ship, and then I'm going to stay
game yet. A lot of things could home and recruit. I'll let them
have made the difference. go to the game"
"I'd like to see them come out

here for two weeks to prepare
to play us in Michigan Stadium.
That was a home game for
them - the same routine, liv-
ing at home. Maybe playing on
natural turf made a difference,

BLAZING SADDLES
iheris (MEL BROOKS, 1974) 7, 8:45, & 10:30)
This convulsingly hilarious burlesque of the Old West is perhaps
0 p the last word in Western parody. An outstanding cast features
Cleavon Little as the railroad worker promoted to sheriff in an
all-white town. Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamar, Gene Wilder
as the Waco Kid, Madeline Kahn as Lilly Von Schtupp, and
t QAlen Karras as Mongo. "An awesomely funny movie." New York
Times.
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(MEL BROOKS, 1975) 7, 8:45, & 10:30
An outrageous comic masterpiece and ingenious parody of fAed
horror tale fro mthe mad master of mayhem. Mel Brooks, Gene
Wilder, who wrote the screenplay with Brooks, is hilarious as a
new Dr. Frankenstein. Transylvania and laboratory trapping all
there in stylish perfection., Black and white and plywood. Peter
Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Madeline
Kahn. ". . . there hasn't been this kind of craziness on the
screen in years. Mel Brooks can make you laugh helplessly."
-Pauline Kael.

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tered Pavulon-induced breat-
in failues uinJu lyU ad- A NATIONWIDE drive to fund'
ing failures during July and construction of the library is
August of 1975. Already, defense expected to begin after the Pres-
attorneys have produced one ex- ident leaves office. Doolen esti-
pert witness, psychiatrist Den- mated the facility might open
nis Walsh, who has thrown in three to four, years.
doubt on the testimony of Rich- Except for certain classified
ard Neely, 62. Neely has testi- documents, most of the presi-
fied on videotape that he saw dential papers will be available
Perez in his hospital room at for public viewing. Ford has
the moment he was being injec- already donated his congression-1
ted with Pavulon. Walsh main- al and vice-presidential papers,
tains that Neely suffers from to the University.
paranoid tendencies and a long
history of alcoholism character- WILLOW RUN
ized by blackouts and substan- At their December meeting,
tial memory loss, the Regents approved the trans-I
fer of, Willow Run Airport to
An earlier defense expert wit- the Wayne County Road Com-,
ness testified that Neely may mission. The action ends nearly!
have identified Perez because four years of discussion on the
of subtle suggestions planted in fate of the facility, which was
his mind while he was being acquired by the University from
questioned by FBI agents un- the -federal government shortly
der an hypnotic trance. after World War II. University
The defense also plans to chal- officials said the Road Com-'
lenge federal prosecutors' at- mission was selected over the
tempts to use a note written by Willow Run Airport Commis-'
deceased patient John McCrery sion, another group vying for
on the night he was poisoned, the airport, because of a "sat-}
August 15. The note allegedly isfactory" plan for the continued
identifies McCrery's attacker by employment of University per-
the initials "PIA." One of the sonnel at the airport. The Uni-
accused nurses, Filipina Narci- versity added that the Federal
so, was known around the hos- Aviation Commission, which!
pital by the nickname "P.A.". must approve the transfer, con-'
sidered, the Road Commission a
McCRE" Y survived the at- more acceptable candidate.
tack but died later of an un- PBB
related heart attack. Before he A team of doctors studying
died, however, McCrery consist- the effects of the chemical PBB,
ently said he did not remember released findings Tuesday show-
writing the note. Prosecutors ing that people exposed to the

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Tanker feared sunk in Atlantic

BOSTON W)- - After three
days of futile searching, the
Coast Guard said yesterday the'
tanker Grand Zenith probably
sank in the North Atlantic with
its 38 crew members and cargo
of eight million gallons of oil.
The search changed yesterday
from a hunt for the missing
644-foot tanker to a hunt for life
rafts and debris. The Coast
Guard estimated there was only1
a 10 per cent chance the Grandj
Zenith was still afloat.

THE WATER temperature in ature, they are wet, afloat on an gale force winds is fairly lov
the area being searched was ap- open raft, it's just a real risk" and risky."
proximately 45 degrees. The he said, The Grand Zenith left Tees
Coast Guard said that after 30 THE TANKER had life boats, port, England, on Dec. 19, an
minutes in such water, a person but Hoyland said, "The winds was scheduled to arrive in $oin
without protective clothes would are pretty high, and the prob- erset, Mass. last Sunday with o
have a 50-50 chance of surviv- abili y of launching a boat inifor an electric power plant.
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there is a 99 per cent chance he
would die. FRI.-SAT. $3.00
'I was really hoping I'd find
a big mess of oil out there with FLYING FISH RECORD'S
38 grubby people in it," Hoy-
land said. BRYAN'
The search area was nar-
rowed from 100 000 square miles'
miles yesterday because the B
primary targes - life rafts -
were smaller and would not BRYAN BOWERS, a virtuouso auto-
drift as far, said Coast Guard harpist has taken what is a very
Petty Officers William Van Val- simple instrument to play and does
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