THE MICHIGAN DA4LY
Thursday, May 19, 1977
Vance, Gromyko ink 'Sare' nerlv reach
GENEVA, Switzerland 1, - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko yesterday signed
a convention banning warfare techniques aimed at creating nat-
ural disasters and then opened talks on nuclear arms and the
The two leaders joined officials from 31 other nations in the
council chamher of Geneva's Palace of Nations for a brief cere-
mony putting an environmental warfare convention into force
and formally beginning ratification procedures toward its be-
coming international lass.
MASSIVE DESTRUCTION weapons banned by the convention
include those that would create catastrophes such as tidal waves,
hurricanes and earthquakes. Such weapons are still on scientists'
The three-days of talks between Gromyko and Vance opened
at the Soviet Mission and began with a photo session under a.
portrait of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Gromyko joked with
Vance about the large pile of papers the secretary of state had
brought with him and said he was carrying only a single sheet.
The two leaders then moved to an adjacent room where they
signed an agreement renewing a 1972 agreement providing for
continued cooperation between Washington and Moscow in such
areas as space meteorology, environmental studies and the ex-
change of information on lunar, Mars and Venus exploration.
"THIS IS a good treaty," Gromyko said, "It is connected with
the main weapons agreement a little bit." But the Soviet foreign
minister did not respond when a reporter asked how long it
would take to reach a new arms limitation accord.
Then, joined by arms negotiator Paul Warnke on the U. S.
side, and Warnke's Soviet counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister
Vladimir Semenov, the two sides opened their SALT negotiations
behind closed doors. The current Strategic Arms Limitation Agree-
ment, SALT 1, expires in October.
The first topic for discussion was the search of what Vance
calls a synthesis between the U. S. and Soviet position on limiting
nuclear weapons. Ile said he brought no new proposals with him
and "we're merely resuming our discussions."
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By SHARON BONANNI
MNichigan Square, brought to
you by the First Martin Corpor-
ation, is nearing completion.
The four story building on Lib-
erty between S. Division and
Fifth Avenue is apparently
nearly leased out except for the
Originally, the company plan-
ned for a restaurant to occupy
that floor, but those plans were
thwarted when City Council did
not grant the restaurant a li-
quor license, according to Bill
Martin, owner of First Martin
TIlE PROSPECTIVE restau-
rant, "Guthrie's Digs," a sub-
sidiary of the Great Lake Steak
Company, awaits the possibility
of further action on its liquor
No other lease agreement
for the second floor has been
made, but several tenants have
already rented space in the
30,000 square foot building.
THE ANN Arbor Community
News Center, a paperback book
and magazine firm, recently
opened on the ground floor, fac-
ing S. Division.
Chi Systems, a 20-member
health care planning and con-
sultant firm, previously locat-
ed on Green Road, is also open.
Three other tenants, Aetna
Life and Casualty Company,
Northern Life Insurance Com-
pany, and Dr. John McWil-
liams, an opthamologist, also
plan to open soon.
ALTHOUGH the First Martin
Corporation declined to dis-
close specific corporate names,
they have revealed other ten-
ants would include an import
specialty shop and a women's
apparel store which is relocat-
ing from another Ann Arbor
First Martin Corporation also
confirmed speculation about the
move of a prominent stock bro-
kerage to Michigan Square. Lo-
cal investment sources say the
anonymous firm could be Mer-
rill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and
Smith. If so, the square would
be the first Ann Arbor location
for that firm.
Chris Potter, spokesperson
for First Martin, estimates it
will be at least 30 to 60 days
before the completion of the
Prosecution's wItness fails
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tall with a" fairly round face"
and "a little bit plump for her
"I THOUGHT at the time she
was Asian. Non-Anglican. Non-
caucasian," Goodenday said, but
also said the nurse was not Jap-
anese or Chinese. Asked by
Yanko if the nurse was Filipino,
the doctor replied, "could have
Dr. Goodenday was able to
point out defendant Filipino Na-
cisco in the court room, but
could not tell if Narciso was the
nurse present at the time of pa-
tient McCrery's breathing fail-
ure. Asked outright by Yanko if
"Narciso was the nurse you
saw?" the witness replied, "I
don't think I can be certain."
One witness had testified two
weeks ago about how nurse Nar-
ciso had stood "kind of mesmer-
ized" while the witness's father
was suffering a breathing failure
similar to McCrery's.
NARCISO, ALONG with VA
nurse Leonora Perez, is accused
of murdering two patients and
poisoning seven others by inject-
ing Pavulon, a powerful muscle
relaxant, into the patients' in-
traveneous feeding tube.
John McCrery, one of five pa-
tients who stopped breathing on
August 1, had been admitted
to the VA ten days earlier for
evaluation of a heart condition.
Dr. Goodenday described Mc-
Crery's breathing failure as "to-
tally unnatural," and pointed to
tests which confirmed that his
stoppage of breathing had been
induced by some muscle relax-
ant like Pavulon.
No one had prescribed Pavu-
lon or any other muscle relax-
ant to McCrery, the medical
record chart showed.
McCRERY SURVIVED the
breathing failure of Aug. 15 and
lived until June 1976 when he
died of his heart condition.
In other testimony, defense
attorneys used prosecution wit-
ness Dr. Thomas Weber to coun-
ter charges made Tuesday by
the sister of one VA patient.
Betty Jean Barnett had testi-
fied the nurses didn't keep her
brother, patient Benny Blame,
DR. WEBER told the jury
Blaine was "extremely difficult"
to keep clean, due to the nature
of his injury.
The doctor also responded to
Barnett's charges that the after-
noon shift, to which Narciso and
Perez were assigned, was in-
compentent. "We he (Blaine)
any dirtier on one shift than on
another?" Defense Attorney Ed-
ward Stein asked. The witness
replied: "Not to me, no."
Under questioning from de-
fense attorney Thomas O'Brien,
Dr. Weber testified he had never
seen either Narciso or Perez
mistreat or harm a patient.
"DID YOU EVER see any-
thing that would lead you to be-
lieve that Miss Narciso and Mrs.
Perez were trying to poison pa-
tients?" O'Brien asked. Dr.
Weber replied, "no."
At this point, FBI agent Dan-
iel Russo, who headed up the
investigation was overheard by
a defense attorney to whisper,
"that doesn't mean that they
didn't do it." Russo told report-
ers later he didn't recall making
Federal Judge Philip Pratt or-
dered both parties to refrain
from making any "demonstra-
tion or remarks" that might be
overheard by the jury.
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in shape, jogging, coupled with
the wrong diet, can be harm-
NATHAN PRITIKIN, of the
Longevity Research Institute of
Santa Barbara, Calif., cautions
joggers who run a lot and eat
Pritikin says fats and choles-
terol in the typical American
diet can, when ingested, break
loose and float through the sys-
tem. These particles, some-
times shaken from internal
groupings by exercise, can
clog blood vessels, and event-
ually stop the heart.
He advises a lean meat, fresh
fruit and vegetable diet for all,
especially for those who exer-
Fran Rosenfeld, another avid
jogger in the Ann Arbor area,
agrees with others that the act
of jogging is "quite hellish."
Not only does he say "it feels
so good when I stop," but also,
"Most people who try it and
keep at it long enough get
hooked on itL"
Pritikin would probably say,
"That's great." But first, he
says, there is another, more
necessary exercise: Pushing
yourself away from the dinner
table when you've had enough.
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