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Saturday, May 21, 1977 TIE MICHIGAN DAILY
Mother changes story

Page Five
Beat the heatowith
ice cream, hUmor

(Contiinued from Page 3)
The government is fighting a
highly technical legal battle to
keep out these FBI interview
transcripts, which might exone-
rate VA nurses Filipina Narciso
and Leonora Perez of William
Loesh's poisoning.
LOESH, HOWEVER, testifying
yesterday in the court room of
Federal Judge Philip Pratt, has
since changed her story. She
said yesterday that when she
found her son, the patient was
unable to hold such a conversa-
tion.
Loesh told the jury yesterday
that before her son stopped
breathing Narciso and Perez
had entered her son's room. The
witness said that Perez - "the
little one-had a syringe. "All
I remember is the nurse prepar-
ing the injection," Loesh said.

"No one can tell me where the
needle went."
THE PROSECUTION is con-
tending the syringe was filled
with Pavulon, a powerful muscle
relaxant, and that the needle
went into William Loesh's intra-
venious feeding tube.
Loesh's tes'imony yesterday is
in direct conflict with her pre-
vious statement, both to the FBI
agents in 1975 and to the grand
jury in June, 1976.
Loesh told FBI agents two
years ago that she saw Perez
put the needle into the patient's
left side but that she couldn't
remember if it was his arm or
his hip. Loesh modified her story
a year later and told the grand
jury that she saw the needle go
into her son's arm.
TRYING TO explain away the
discrepancies in her testimony
yesterday and her p r e v i o u s

s'atements, Loesh said, "I don't
recall" telling the grand jury
where the injection went in. In
regards to the transcript of the
FBI interview, Mrs. Loesh said
that the agent who prepared the
report "may have misquoted
me:"
The interview with FBI
agents, in which Loesh said that
her son indicated a stranger had
given him the injection, occur-
red before it appeared in the
newspapers that the two nurses
were suspect. Mrs. Loesh saved
the newspaper clipping as the
case progressed but insisted yes-
terday, "I thought it was a drug
all along."
Defense A t t o r n e y Edward
Stein questioned Loesh about her
contact with prosecutors and
with the FBI, to determine if the
government had coached the
witness into changing her story.
"THEY DIDN'T discuss any-
thing with me'that I don't al-
ready know," Loesh said.
William troesh was admitted
to the. VIA hospital in 1975 for a
self-inflicted gun shot wound. He
stopped breathing on August 15
within two hours of four other
mysterious breathing failures at
the VA that day. Loesh survived
his respiratory arrest.
Before Loesh stopped breath-
ing doctors had told his mother
that the patient "wasn't cooper-
ating." Doctors said that they
thought Loesh was trying to kill
himself "by holding his breath."
TONIGHT At-
SECOND CHANCE
SMOKEHOUSE
994-5350

(Con limed from ' 3.t
founded what is now the Good
Humor corporation.
McCloskey is a recent gradu-
ate of University of Detroit,
where he received a degree in
Public Relations. "Now I'm
putting my PR degree to work
and I love it," he says empha-
tically.
A little puppy makes him-
self at home under the Good
Humor truck. McCloskey pets
it and says, "Can I put him in
the freezer for a while? We'll
have pupsicles."
He has been Ann Arbor's
Good Humor man for about a
year, after Frank, the old one
died.
"Good Humor men don't die,

they just kind of melt away,"
he quips.
"I treat everyone equally.
People who come up to the
truck with a chip on their shoul-
der usually walk away with-
out one." Then, with his char-
acteristic grin he says, "Cause
I'm the Good Hlumor man. I
like what I'm doing."
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City to attempt waste
water plant clean-up

XContinued from Page 1)
0ith Council on the dumping
of septic tank wastes into the
Huron River through the sew-
age treatment plant. This re-
duced the plant's flow by some
2,000 gallons.
THE CITY undertook an ad-
vertisement campaign in the
Ann Arbor News, asking citi-
zens to "conserve pure water
and to help reduce the flow of
waste water entering our sew-
age plant." An advertisement
that appeared on May 10 spe-
cifically asked people to stop
using their garbage disposals.
City Council is now consider-
ing a resolution that would al-
low the hauling of sludge from
the sewage plant to a landfill
area. Richard Sayers, superin-
tendent of the city's Public
Works Department explained

that at the present time, the
sludge (solid wastes) is allow-
ed to remain in the system. If
the sludge was removed from,
the system it would operate
more efficiently, and the
amount of pollution dumped
into the Huron would be reduc-
ed.
In addition, this Monday
night, City Council will con
sider a $450 thousand sewage
revenue bond issue. The money
generated by the sale of the
bonds would be used to pay for
repairs and redesigning of the
present plant.
The city will also begin con-
struction of a new sewage
treatment plant late this year.
85 per cent of the $43 million
needed for the plant's construc-
tion will come from the state
and federal governments.

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SWEPT AWAY
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Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato (the successful team
of LOVE AND ANARCHY and THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI are
stranded on an isolated island. Because he is a dedicated com-
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always something for them to argue about - mostly sex and
politics.
FREE SHOWING
Sun,: John Ford's STEAMBOAT AROUND THE BEND (at 8)
CINEMAGUILD TONIGHT AT OLD ARCH. AUD.
7:30 & 9:30 Admission $1.25
YVES ROBERT'S 1968
ALEXAN DER
The story of a hen-pecked farmer who's even pecked electronical-
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him to enjoy and defend a life of leisure with the dog who loves
him. Newsweek said "Nobody makes movies like this anymore,
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"Islands in the Stream"
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