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Sabotage of
nuclear plant
suspected by
FBI officials

RICHMOND (AP) - The FBI is in-
vestigating what could be the first case
of attempted sabotage of a U.S. nuclear
power plant, an official of Virginia
Electric & Power Co. said yesterday.
C. M. Stallings, Vepco vice president,
said company ,inspectors discovered
Monday that a caustic white crystalline
substance had been dumped into 62 of 64
new, nonradioactive fuel elements
stored for use this summer at its Surry
power station, 55 miles southeast of
here.
Stallings said preliminary indications
are that the fuel elements were
damaged very little, if any, and cleanup
operations may take no more than two
weeks.

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 9, 1979-Page 3
"AT FIRST WE thought we might - currently under analysis by three
have to send the fuel rods back to the laboratories, including the FBI's - was
supplier for reconstruction, but we no dumped into _ storage units through
longer think that will be necessary," he openings in the floor of the fuel storag
told a news conference. "If that had building.
been required," he added, "it could The building can be entered, he said
have cost $6 million." only by means of a door activated by a
Stallings said the incident hadr"no ef- special card which also signals a
fect on the health and safety of the security guard that someone has en-
general public or Vepco employees." tered and records who used the card.
Asked if it was clearly a case of at- STALLINGS said he has ordered im-
tempted sabotage, he said, "I don't pounded the records of all cards used to
know what else it could be." enter the building since February,
HE SAID there was never any when fuel deliveries began. Between
question the FBI had jurisdiction to in- 200 and 250 Vepco employees work at
vestigate. "If it's sabotage, it's a the Surry site.
crime," he said.
He said the contaminating substance See FBI, Page 6

New and expanding role for pharmacists

By VICKI HENDERSON
The role of the pharmacist in the
medical field is undergoing "somewhat
of a revolution," according to Dr. Ritch
Eich, director of the Pharmacy Advan-
cement Program for the University's
College of Pharmacy.
Pharmacists are no longer the people
who stand on one side of a counter com-
pounding and dispensing medication,
but are becoming more involved with
patients, giving them private coun-
selling and more closely monitoring
their drug therapy to help them better
understand how to take medication, say
leads in the field.
THE COLLEGE of Pharmacy Alum-
ni Society and the University College of
Pharmacy, helped by a grant from
Lederle Laboratories of Pearl River,
New York, sponsored a workshop for
pharmacists last Sunday to help them
learn the skills required for their new
and expanding roles. The day-long
"Communications and Patient
Education" symposium included lec-
tures on patient education, liability in
patient counselling, the physician's
response to the pharmacist's role as a
patient educator, and interpersonal
communication. Following the lec-
tures, assistant professor of Pharmacy,
Carole Kimberlin of the University of
Nebraska conducted a workshop on
developing communication skills for
pharmacists.
Kimberlin said that pharmacists
need to be more directly involved in
patient care. The Millis Commission,
which has looked at pharmacy as a
profession and published a study on the
status of pharmacy practice, has repor-
ted that pharmacists need to be more
directly involved in patient skills, said
Kimberlin. "Colleges are beginning to
See PHARMACISTS, Page 13
ings...

Daily Photo by LISA UDELSON
A PHARMACIST at Richard's Pharmacy on State Street prepares a prescription for a patient. A weekend workshop at the
Pharmacy School offered suggestions for pharmacists to deal with their new patient oriented role.
Happen
Bi s.tfns

Dig brother
Jane Fonda didn't get the $1 million she asked for
in her lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation (FBI), but the bureau did admit that it
violated agency guidelines by keeping Fonda under
surveillance for her anti-Vietnam War activities.
The FBI, in the court-approved settlement, agreed
to leave Fonda alone in the future. Meanwhile in
Ann Arbor, a self-described radical University
student who was interviewed by the FBI four years
ago after witnessing a local bank robbery,
discovered that one of the bureau's local agents
must have a memory almost as good as an
elephant's. Recently, the student, who has grown a
beard and changed glasses since the interview, was
greeted on the street by a man whom he didn't
recognize. The man turned out to be the FBI agent
who interviewed him in connection with the rob-
bery. Either the agent has an incredible memory, or
the FBI simply has kept up with the political ac-

tivities of the Ann Arbor student. We hope the agent
has been eating peanuts.
Prostitutes for ERA
A Florida "loose women's organization" has
asked prostitutes in that state to identify their clien-
ts who are legislators and who have voted against
the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): Coyote of
Florida, Inc., which calls its request a "kiss and tell
campaign," says it hopes to convince legislators
who have intimate connections with prostitutes to
support the ERA or to risk public identification.
"The ERA effects all women, not just the 'good'
women," says Coyote spokeswoman Darlene
Lashman of Fort Lauderdale. "It's common
knowledge that prostitutes are used in vote getting,
for business contracts, you name it," added Lash-
man.

... the Commission for Women will meet in 2549
LSA Building at noon ... the Wolverine baseball
team takes on Eastern Michigan University at 2
p.m. at Fisher Stadium... at 4 p.m., the Children's
Community Center will hold a discussion on the
alternative elementary school in Room 3-C at the
Michigan League . .. Hoot night, open mike at the
Ark at 8:30 p.m.... also at 8:30 p.m., the relating
of ancient Hindu epics through dance, song,
costume, and dialogue, will be presented at the
Rackham Auditorium. For information, call 665-
3717.
On the outside
Today could be a carbon copy of yesterday, if
we're lucky. The blue skies may cloud up but only a
short shower is predicted. The high will hit a sum-
mery 80' again, with ten to 20 m.p.h. winds. Tonight
will be cooler with temperatures in the 60s.

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