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Thursdoy, June 2, 1977

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Police investigating
3 recent assaults

(Continued from Page 1)
S Forest at jbout 2:32 yesterday
morning. A man grabbed her
from behind and struck her as
she screamed and struggled to
get away from him.
Her screams attracted the at-
tention of residents in an apart-
ment building across the street.
The attacker fled when the resi-
dents of the building yelled at
hin from their window.
Police speculated that the at-
tacks might have been commtit-
ted by one man, particularly the

attack ujpoo the woman in the
parking structure and the as-
stilt on S. University. They
noted similarities in the manner
in which the attacker reacted in
both incidents.
There hare been no arrests
made in any of the three at-
tacks, nor has tan rrest been
nmade in a rape which occurred
Saturday m3Trning behind the
Law Quad. Police cOntinued to
withhold a description of the
assailant(s) pendiing further in-
vestigation.

Block verdict postponed

By SUE WARNER
164 0 Fifteenth District Cusitrt Judge
S.J. Elden cancelled a court
session yesterday at which he
C had planned to announce his de-
t cision on AFSC ME union presi-
dent Joel Block's motion to
quash a special search warrant
or', x ┬░sthat was handed down to him
by Ann Arbor police lastmonth.
4u Later this week, Elden will
send the decision through the
h mail and Block's attorney Don-
ald Koster said he hopes to re-
Doily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER ceive notification of the verdict
H mmmSaturday.
**ELDEN HEARD arguments
Two art huffs examine photographs displayed at the Union Art Gallery. The Gallery is on the motion last week and was
featuring the photographic works of Michael Hannum, Greg Mackley, Ken Raywor, Mark scheduled to announce his deci-
sion yesterday, but instead opted
Reesman, Gary Sigman, Dave Tumbey and Pete Tubey through Jane 30. Gallery hours f to notify Block and his attorney
are Tues.-Fri 9-5, Sat. 12-5. through the mail.
:: .. r.4::,,:. . xM { .-.,;.; :;>'ri". 2m Ants Arbor police have named
VA deense eins Wenesday

the union president as a subject
in an aleged bomb threat on the
Administration Building during
the r e c e itt AFSCMF strike
against the University.
The "Special Search Warrant
and Order" demands that Block
submit to taping a sample of his
voice to be matched against a
tape of the threat which was
called into police headquarters
March 20. Block has refused to
comply with the order.
POLICE CHIEF Walter Kras-
ny and other police officials
with backgrounds on the case
were unavailable for comment
last night.
Block is optimistic that El-
den's decision to mail out the
verdict is a sign that he will not
face jail for contempt of count
charges.
"I think this indicates that
they're not eager to put sue in
jail," commented Block.
HE REASONS that if the
judge were going to convict him
Elden; would most likely an-
nounce his decision in public.
Block stated again yesterday
that he believes the police have
named him as a suspect in an
effort to tamper with the union
local's elections. Block will vie
against incumbent Art Anderson
for the post of Bargaining Chair-
man in a run-off election on
June 8.
"The union and the police de-
partment are not exactly in a
live affair," said Block, "and I
think the University is behind
the whole thing, pulling the
strings. It's bound to have some
influence on the election."
A crowd of about 20 Block sup-
porters showed tip to hear the
announcement. Most were local
labor sympathizers belonging to
the Graduate Employes Orgatmi-
zation (GEO) or the Coinittee
to Support AFSCME52

iContinuedfroim Page1)
hi mijecting Pavulon, a power-
Isl muscle relaxant, into the pa-
tes intravenious f e e d i na
tubes l uring 1975, Narciso and
Perez were both intensive care
unit nurses on the evening shift
when most of the breathing fail-
ures occurred,
t'he moves yesterday followed
eiht and one half weeks of pres-
oua, much of it highly tech-
rul from physicians, pulmin-
.u:. specialists, chemists and
txicologists.
'the prosecution, by its own
aitmission, had no "smoking
gun testimony against Narciso
and Perez, and attempted to
weave a web of -circumstantial
v dence. The government man-
ed to place at least one of the
deesndants on the scene minutes
brlfure each breathing failure.

THE PROSECUTION'S expert
testimony was supposed to erase
any notion that the Pavulon
could have been administered
hours before the patients stop-
ped breathing. This t h e o r y,
known as the "time bomb
theory," would allege that Pavu-
lon could be injected into an IV
tube, but not released until much
later. In that case any one who
had been in the patient's room
the day he stopped breathing
would be suspect.
To blast this possible defense
strategy, the prosecution had
Dr. Francis Foldes testify on
Tuesday. Yesterday, Foldes was
cross-examined by defense at-
torney Edward Stein. Foldes, an
expert on the effects of Pavulon,
insisted that there was no way
to get the delayed "time bomb"
effect with the drug administer-

ed intraveniously,
Foldes said that Pavulon could
either be administered all at
once, or slowly by allowing it to
drip through the IV tubes. If ad-
ministered slowly the patient
would still be able to talk, move
his arms and legs, and even call
out for help before the drug
took total effect,
IF THE DRUG were given in
a large dose rapidly, the patient
"would still have some power
left in his extreminities" to
thrash out. One patient reported-
ly talked before he stopped
breathing and another patient
was able to-bang on his IV pole
to get assistance.
Defense attorney Stein also
pointed out that three of the pa-
tients who stopped breathing
were asleep. Stein said that the
drug could have been dripping

in slowly, long before Narciso
and Perez entered the room and
that the sleeping patients would
not ,have noticed the mounting
symptoms until it was too late,
Foldes insisted that the patients
would have awakened when they
experienced the first signs of
breathing difficulties,
The prosecution concluded its
presentation with the testimony
of Dr. Marcelle Willcock, an
anesthesiologist with the New
York Medical Examiners Office,
WILLCOCK testified that she
believes the breathing failures
of eight VA patients to be due
to "a non-depolarizing muscle
relaxant." Pavulon, the trade
name for the drug containing
the chemical Pancuronium Bro-
mide, is such a muscle relax-
ant.

TODAY

Congratulations
The South Carolina House has unanimously ap-
proved a resolution commending everybody who
hasn't been commended yet. The measure won
unanimous approval last week in the Senate, and
passed the House Tuesday. It says the legislature
wants to commend and congratulate "all persons,
male and female, young and old, tall and short,
fat and skinny, who have performed any act or,
deed during the past five months worthy of such
commendations. .." The resolution's author, Sen.
Thomas Smith (D-Florence), said he introduced it
because "I just didn't want anyone left out." Smith,
ironically, has been among legislators who have
recently criticized the introduction of congratula-
tory resolutions as a waste of time.
Happenings.
...start today with three all-day events. The

American Association of University Women (AAUW) than it ever 'hoped for when William Campbell
needs used books, records, art, magazines, sheet awoke to find his front yard covered with $101
music and textbooks for their fall book sale, call bills. "We thought it was play money at first,"
769-9254 or 663-5201 for home pick-up ... the exten- said Campbell's wife. It wasn't. The family eventu-
tion service offers the industrial fire brigade train- ally gathered up bills totaling $1,000. They also
ing workshop ... also from the extension service, is found a wallet containing the identification of a
the Social Work Symposium at the Michigan League, Lansing, Mich. man, and they notified police. Timo-
which runs through June 29 ... at 7:30 p.m. the thy Hodge of Lansing had reported to police that
International Center will feature the Ambassador he was missing a wallet containing $1,000. Police
of the People of South Africa Thami Mhlambiso accompanied Hodge to the Campbell Mouse Tues-
... the Ann Arbor smoking Clinic will have a pub- day, and the wallet and the money were returned.
lic meeting at 7 p.m. in the conference room of A grateful Hodge gave the Campbells $100 for re-
- the Health Service building"... and finally, there turning the money.
will be a meeting' of gay catholics at the New-
man Center at 7:30 p.m. On the outside
It will be another dreary day today, as the
R akin in the dough mercury will only rise to 63 under partly cloudy
skies. There us a chance of rain in the afternoon,
Everyone likes to have a green lawn, but the and tonight's low wuti 'u in the mid-40's. What hap-
Campbell family of St. Augustine, Fla. got more pened to summer?

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