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May 30, 1979 - Image 10

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Page 10-Wednesday, May 30, 1979-
Parents plan
to keep son
on Laetrile
in Mexico
BOSTON (AP)-The mother of
3-year-old leukemia victim Chad Green
said yesterday she and her husband
"have no intention of returning to
Massachusetts" to resume their son's
chemotherapy treatments, contradic-
ting a statement by their lawyer.
Gerald and Diana Green face con-
tempt of court charges in Massachuset-
ts for fleeing with Chad to Tijuana,
Mexico, five months ago so the child
could be treated with Laetrile, a sub-
stance proponents say can cure cancer.
Earlier yesterday, their lawyer,
Gerald Donovan, said the boy's father
felt that "what could be accomplished
in Mexico was accomplished" and that
they would return Chad to
Massachusetts. And a state prosecutor
said he will recommend that the Greens
be treated leniently if they return
BUT MS. GREEN, reched in Mexico
by Holyoke, Mass., radio station
WREB, said, "We are not and have no
intentions of returning to Massachuset-
ts under this court order."
She said the couple wanted to give
Laetrile to Chad no matter where they
live. "He remains healthy," she said.
"He has energy. He is going to school
and making friends. He doesn't have
any side effects, and he has no signs of
Before Ms. Green spoke to the radio
station, Donovan said Gerald Green
would return to Massachusetts within
two weeks to go before Judge Guy
Volterra in Plymouth Superior Court.
HE SAID GREEN wants his son to
receive chemotherapy treatments at
Massachusetts General Hospital,
where he was treated by Dr. John
Truman before the family fled.
Volterra had ordered the couple to
stop giving the boy home doses of
Laetrile, vitamins, and enzymes. The
judge said the youngster was being
poisoned by cyanide, which is one of the
ingredients of Laetrile.
Jonathan Brant, a state prosecutor,
said, "If they return voluntarily and
apologize for flouting the court's
authority, that would seem to fulfill the
purpose of the contempt. The intent is
not to punish the parents."
John Wyman, a lawyer who was ap-
pointed by the court to represent Chad,
said he would ask that the contempt
charges be dtopped.
The Greens are under court order in
Massachusetts to give their boy
chemotherapy. Volterra issued the or-
der more than a year ago when the
parents said they thought the standard
cancer drugs were poisoning the child.

-The Michigan Daily

Doily Photo by LISA UDELSON
Spring cleaning
On this old Ann Arbor porch, two signs of spring lie side by side.

Developers apeal to Supreme Court
By ELEONORA DI LISCIA interested in hearing the case. "There what land was to be set aside - e
The owners of an 18-acre tract of land is a procedure that will bypass the for four acres which include a po
on Packard Rd. and Gladstone Ave. Court of Appeals since the case will go the -northwest corner. The
said they plan to take their appeal of a to the Supreme Court anyway," said surrounding the pond is defined
judge's order - which preserves five Henry. drain line.
acres of their land as a wildlife reserve HENRY SAID questions about the "Everyone knows where the c
- beyond the Court of Appeals and to state legal structure are raised line is," said Henry. "The Dions
the State Supreme Court. "anytime somebody takes somebody full well they can't do that and I(
Patricia and Harry Dion purchased else's land away from them without imagine that they would."
the tract of land, Kimberly Hills, and paying for it. The ability to do that
intended to build 80 residential homes. ought to be reviewed by the highest
Neighboring residents recently brought authority." Neighborhood residents .
the case to court and Washtenaw Coun- had offered to buy the land but were h 'tsure
ty District Judge Benjamin Stancyzk refused.
ruled that a portion of the land be set Lex Grapentine, a neighboring ,
aside without financial compensation. resident, disagreed with Henry's d iscussed
ACCORDING TO Deputy Clerk Cor- assessment of the case's urgency. "Our ' ""- "-" "
bin Davis, 20 to 25 cases are appealed attorney feels that careful and in- (Connued from Page 3)
directly to the State Supreme Court telligent deliberation is indicated and
bypassing the Court of Appeals, per not a rushed judgment of any kind." ficers plan to meet informallyb
year. About one of the 25 succeeds in Initally, neighborhood residents the decision is made.
getting before the court, which hears defended preserving part of the land
approximately 120 cases a year. under the Michigan Environmental
According to the Dions' attorney, Protection Act. They said the land had Smith received a letter from
Robert Henry, the Dions decided to ap- environmental value as a habitat for office last Thursday asking for
peal the judge's order on the grounds wildlife and the Dions' plans did not fit dividual names, positions, titles
that "the Constitution provides that in with the neighborhood's character. current salary, exclusive of f
private property shall not be taken for ACCORDING TO Grapentine, the benefits," by June 1. Appropri
public use without reasonable compen- Dions are allowed to build only on the Committee Clerk Amy Schnetzle
sation." first four lots until the case is settled. week said the committee is assu
Henry said the case raised questions However, "the developers in the the 12 state universities which
about the state legal structure and, process of doing their work on the first sent letters requesting personal s
therefore, the Supreme Court may be four lots have extended beyond the first data will comply by June 1. The
four lots and have disrupted the land set mittee has not decided what actio
aside by the judge," said Grapentine. be taken if a university does not s
3rtfive presents at Aud A "They have cut some brush down to the the necessary information, Schnf
ground in order to move ina trailer." said.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Grapentine said the neighborhood
F ANGELS group plans to bring a number of minor Traditionally, the University
, 8:40, 10:20-AUD A violations - such as blocking Glad- refused to reveal salary informat
's Angels this lavishly explicit porn stone Ave. during construction - to its name, claiming that such a disc]
d film that's also a movie. The acting, attorney's attention "to see if it would be on invasion of privacy.:
I've ever seen and the Angels are warrants bringing to the judge." said yesterday a number of prof
$2.00 Grapentine said this legal issue might have been discussed, "all the way
affect the outcome of the Dions' appeal. (sending) name-linked informati
VE AND HAVE NOTand Henry said he was unaware of any (sending) other data (on
MNLIONAIRE a violationr of 'the 'judge's order 'j the salaries)."
Dions, since the judge had not specified

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The Ann Arbor Film Coops
(Joel Scott. 1978)
The triple X-rated counterpart to Charlie
e pic stars five lovelies. "At last an X-rate
potography and direction are the best
heavenlyl"-FILM QUARTERLY. Admission
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