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Thursday,. May 26, 1977

3~e Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, May 26~ 1977

Conference concentrates
on minority rape victims

Cuoia- i t" 2 im " ,
males. Yet despite rape's
transcendence of race, age,
and socio-econcmic levels. Iar-
gen pointed out that serious
work to help minority victims
is lacking.
"It is clear (tthet w:ite vic-
tint usually fares hetter than
the tinorit victim,'" she adds.
L a r g e n c i t e d socie
tal "myths'. sttch as the ster-
eotyping of Spanish and black
women as "loose" as well as
skepticism towards sexual as
saults upon the elderly as hin-
drances in providing adequate

services to the minorities.
"Iittle research has been
done on the prohlens of minor-
ities," she said. "Yet withott
such knonledge, servtices will
remain iuadeqtiate.
'There aren't anV instant
ansts-ers. Conferences like these
should provide a start."
This conference is the first in
a series of three sponsored by
the National Rape Center. The
next two conferences will deal
sith services to rape victims,
conmtnitv edutcation, and the
criminal justice systen.

(:wnueu froa 3)
"IT IS today's society. If you
look at what has happened to
today's family - we have so
many troubled kids," Chelsea
High School principal Dwight
Smith complained. "Parents
used to assist kids in settings
goals, but now parents would
rather give kids five bucks and
tell them to get lost,"
Changing societal attitudes
means changing curriculum de-
maods, Connie Craft, acting
dean of Community High
School, said. in the era of Viet-
onm and the Watergate scan-
dals students were more con-
cerned with the condition of
the nation and the world than
they were with curricular de-
mandis. But since the turmoil of
the sixties and early seventies
has died down, students have
begun to direct their energy
towards careers.
"Right now there is no over-
whelming pain from that world
out there to distract them,"
Craft added.
PERENNIAL scapegoat tele-
vision also is blamed ,for the
decline in writing skills. Kori-
gan said TV is "a major fac-
tor" in declining skills because
"you don't have to use your

SskillIs- ___criticized
imagination anymore." He add- pitch for the language depart-
ed that parents use the TV ment.
as a babysitter because it is HANSEN suggested that if
easier to keep a child's atten- there is a weakness in the En-
tion on moving images than glish grammar of students it
inert words. makes more sense to spend two
Dexter High School princital semesters studying English
John Hansen takes exception to grammar than French.
the "TV is bad" argument. "I would rather see a kid
"TV exposes students to study something that is of a
world-wide culture, expands more immediate need," he said
the imagination and arouses But Caro Community liith
curiosity.' Hansen said. "The School principal Elton Gingtrictt
argument could go either disagreed. f'ingrich said his
way." . high school graduates hae
THE SJOGREN letter implies maintained a good reading and
that one way to improve En- writing level but their foreign
glish grammar skills is to en- language skills are disappoint
courage students to enroll in a ing.
foreign language course while "The deplorable thing is the
in high school. language (program) because
"Teachers of foreign lan- students won't take it," Giig
guages agree that one of the rich said. "Anyone that tilkes
principal advantages derived a foreign language is goin=g to
from study in that field is the be helped. in the English In-
improvement of student's corn- guage."
mand of English," the letter Regardless of the differet
states. opinions one fact remains
Some high school principals students entering college are
disagree with the letter's logic unable to adequately express
in using a foreign language to themselves But the trend is
improve English skills. They reversing. Student concern is
feel the University's push for growing and that concern will
foreign languages is nothing result in improved skills -- ai
more than a public relations time.
Was VA patient's
body lim or stiff?

"New Techniques for the Evaluation
of Biogenic Amine Metabolism in
Specific Areas of the Brain"
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1977
SEMINAR: 3:45 p m. Room 1057
TEA: 3:15 pm., MHRI Lounpse


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cross examination of Kubre on
that crucial notation. "You know
you can't have equal and sym-
metrical reflexes if you've had
Pavulon," Stein said.
"I don't know that he had
Pavalon," the doctor replied.
"I was told,"
Stein then asked the doctor,
"Didn't Mr. (-Richard) Delonis
(the U.S. attorney) suggest to
you that you may have found
rigidity at a later point in time,
} because rigidity would be in-
consistent with Pavulon?"
KUBRE insisted that he could
not remember if Fletcher was
rigid or limp during his breath-
ing failure, leaving the key
question still unanswered.
The government wants to
prove that Fletcher was limp
because two Philippine nurses,
Leonora Perez and Filipina Nar-
ciso, injected his intravenous
bag with Pavulon. Medical ex-
perts have previously testiifed
that Pavulon causes the body to
become limp and flacid.
Fletcher was admitted to the
VA hospital on August 4, 1975
for "disorientation"-he was un-
able to communicate, and he
thought that he was 57 years old.
The patient was also suffering
from Alcheimer's D i s e a s e,
which means that his brain was
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do not know what causes the
disease," Kubre said.
Despite Fletcher's condition,
Kubre still found the breathing
failure "unexpected."
"I don't think I have an ex-
planation for it," he said.
Also testifying yesterday was
Dr. Dale Wingeleth, a toxicolo-
gist formerly with the Poison
Laboratory of Denver, Colorado.
Wingeleth received liver and
blood specimens of deceased VA
patients Joseph Brown, and
found no traces of Pavulon.
..AN FBI toxicologist later ex-
umed Brown's body and did find
Pavulon, using a unique extrac-
tion technique.
Wingeleth said there was
"hardly any similarity" be-
tween his own test for Pavulus
and the FBI test. He said he
would "not be surprised" if the
FBI could find Pavulon in Brown
while he could not.
"His (the FBI toxicologist
sensitivity should be 200 or 210
times better than mine," Win.
geleth said.
When Wingeleth said that he
could have done the more in-
volved test had he been asked,
defense attorney Stein replied,
"Are you saying that the VA
hospital, with all that was going
on, asked you to do a cheap
Wingeleth said the more in-
volved test would have "cost the
taxoavers" about $200.000.

During one of my checkups, the doctors found a spot on my
lungs. I thought it might becancer. So did they.
Luckily, it wasn't. Most peopleare lucky. Most people
never have cancer.
But those who find they do have cancer are far better off
if their cancer is discovered early. Because we know how to
cure many cancers when wediscver them early
That's why I want you to have a checkup. And keep
having checkups. The rest of your life.
It'll be a lot longer if you do,.
Ame an CancerSoiety-
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