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Wednesday, June 8, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

Wednesday June 8, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five

ANN AIACLP FIM CCUl
Wednesday, June 8
A MAN AND A WOMAN
(UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME)
Claude Leloch, 1966 7 & 9-AUD. A
one of the most romantic fims ever made, this story or a.race car
driver and a script person, both widowed, who meet through their
cildren and gall in lie, won many awards. Baeutu photography
and a gorgeous sund-trackt. Anoauk Amee, Xean-Louis Teintgnant.
French with subtities.
REMEMBER: Every Wednesdav night is French Niqht"
-in Aud. A this summer.
S scribe to The Daly

VA defense asks dismissal of charges

(Continued from Page 3)
THE GOVERNMENT
contends that Narciso and
Perez are responsible for the
rash of breathing failures which
swept the corridors of the VA
hospital during July and Au-
gust of 1937. Federal prosecu-
tors presented 78 witnesses,
some appearing more than
once, to prove the victims stop-
ped breathing because a mus-
cle - relaxant called Pavulon
was injected into their intra-
venous (IV) tubes minutes be-
fore each patient was found.
The government's on the scene
witnesses were supposed to
place either Narciso or Perez
with each patient at the time
the Pavulon had been admin-
istered.
The testimony placing Nar-
ciso and Perez with each vic-
tim was the focus of yesterday's
argument. In regard to one pa-
tient, .Mark Hogan, defendant
Narciso was in Hogan's room
with another witness,, also a
nurse, who watched Narciso the
entire time, except for "may-
be ten to fifteen seconds." Fur-
thermore, there was a table
between Narciso and patient
Hogan. Narciso would have had
to silently leap over the table,
inject Pavulon into Hogan's IV,
and leap back across the table
in a maximum of 15 seconds.
In the case of Emmett Lutz,
the first patient to stop breath-
ing, Narciso was in Lutz's room
with members of the victim's
family. The prosecution's brief,

filed yesterday, in response to
the motion to dismiss, says that
since Narciso was in the room
with "innocent people" she
had to have been the one to
inject the Pavulon. Defense at-
torney Moran said that the
phrase "innocent people" wasn't
worth commenting on. "Miss
Narciso says that she's inno-
cent too."
PROSECUTORS defended the
merits of their case saying it
is not merely based on the
nurses' presence with the pa-
tients.
"We have irrational behav-
ior; we have illogical behavior,"
Assistant U. S. Attorney Rich-
ard Yanko said, "and that, cou-
pled with presence, is the basis
of the government's case."
Another source of controver-
sy has been the government's
conspiracy charges against the
nurses. The defense argued
the jurors would have to infer
that the defendants committed
the crime in the first place, in
nurses conspired to do so.
. "The entire gist of the con-
spiracy is that an agreement
was reached," Moran said.
"You must prove the agree-
ment, and that has not been
proven in this case."
HE ADDED, "From the tes-
timony presented thus far, what
motive do we have?"
In response, Federal prosec-
utor Richard Delonis said con-
spiracies "by their very na-
ture, are secretive." Delonis
added that conspiracies "don't

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often lend themselves to direct
proof."
"So what we do," he said,
"is look to the acts of the
participants and we draw con-
clusions from what we see."
"It's more than a mere coin-
cidence."
A KEY ISSUE in the con-
spiracy count is the death of
VA patient, Joseph Brown.
Brown was found dead on Au-
gust 15, the day four other VA
patients stopped breathing. His
death was thought to be nat-
ural until an FBI toxicologist
exhumed the body and found
Pavulon in the liver tissue. No
one saw Narciso near Brown's
room, but the prosecution, ad-
mittedly on inference, says
since she poisoned the other
four patients that night she
must have poisoned Brown too.
"That inference .is the sim-
plest, easiest, smallest infer-
ence that any reasonable man
would ever have to make,"
Yanko said. "No reasonable
man could infer otherwise."
Bill to OK
Congress
,}
race
recounts
(Costnati trom Pet 3)
Apo based his denial on At-
torney General Frank Kelley's
November 1974 decision that the
canvassers have no authority to
conduct a recount in a general
eectiossfor U.S. Congressional
posititns.
Following Apol's denial, Bul-
lard appealed directly to Kelley
for reconsideration of the 1974
decision. Kelley refused to re-
verse his decision in a letter
which stated his decision had
withstood the test of the courts.
IN ADDITION, Kelley said,
"The Michigan election law has
not been amended so as to allow
for a canvass of general election
for the office of the United
States congressman." K e I11 e y
said if the law is to be changed
the legislature should make the
appropriate amendments.
In a prepared statement, Bul-
lard said the flaw in the election
laws which provides for recounts
in state and local general elec-
tion but not for Congressional
and the U.S. Senate must be rec-
tified.
"With no recount possible, it
could happen that the actual
loser, instead of the winner goes
to Washington," Bullard said.
PIERCE SAID he favors the
bill because there were .a lot of
mistakes involving Absentee bal-
lots and voting machines.
"I think that statistically I
would have lost, but it would
have been nice to know for
sure," Pierce said.
Bullard expressed optimism
that the bill will pass because of
what he feels are obvious dis-
crepancies in the current law.
I think the chances are quite
good," Bullard said.
The bill is currently before the
Elections Commitee and must
meet with their approval before
being sent to the House for de-
bate and approval.
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GONNA MAKE
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And if you don't want to be a star, we'll make you an
expert scene painter, or sound engineer, or makeup
artist, or all of the above.
To be exact, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre will be conducting
workshops this summer in nearly all aspects of theatrical
performance and production, namely:
Dance Costume Design Publicity
Scene Desion Costume Construction Sound
Scene Construction Makeup Production
Lightinq Design Actinq Stage Manager
Lightinq Basics Directing Musical Theater
Properties
The workshops will be given weekly on Saturday morn-
ings and Monday thru Thursday evenings from June 18
thru August 12, 1977, at the AACT building at 201 Mul-
holland Drive, Ann Arbor. A small fee will be charged.
Organizational meetings will be held (at the AACT build-
ing on Saturday, June 11 at 11 A.M. for Dance Work-
shops and on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 P.M. for the
other workshops. For further information call Jim Posante
at 662-4043 for the Dance workshops. For the other
workshops call 426-4729 or 761-9397.
2e 1 MULHOLLAND DR.
(between Libertv and Washington, East of Seventh)
BUILDING PHONE: 662-9405

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