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June 17, 1977 - Image 10

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"~ ~e- Tlit IVI. tAN Pag eLY rdayue
VA witness' mental state questioned Racer Guthrie signs
Contined froni Pae 3 AND WHEN the questionnaire ed in Narciso and Perez." aghs
ter the recess, when the witness asked what his complaints were Narciso and Perez, both citi-
began by saying, "i specifically about the hospital, toesch an- .ens of the Philippines, are

remember saying that I did not
want my psychiatric tile looked
OUTSIDE TIlE coartroom, de-
fense attorneys indicated that
was the first time Loesch had
aleged that his files had been
tampered with. Defense Attor-
ney Michael Moran told report
ers that if he had known that
fact before taoesch took the wit
ness stand, he would have sure-
ly brsught it out.
Sanko, farther touched on con-
fidential information when he
sought to introduce a question-
naire that doctors and patients
had filled out at the VA Hos-
pital after the rash of myster-
inns breathing failures.
Loesch, in his questionnaire,
answered that a hospital staff
person might be responsible for
the unexsplaiiied breathing fail-
ures. When asked what he would
change about the VA Hospital,
touesch answered. "the whole.

swered, "too much pot smoking
by the staff."
Federal District Judge Philip
Pratt would not allow the ques-
tionnaire, nor Lozsch's answers,
to be read in the presence of
the jury. "The questionnaire
say given with insurance of its
confidentialitV," Pratt said.
Much of the confusion around
loesch's testimony came froiss
the fact that the witness was un-
able to recall dates and times
during his lengthy stay at the
VA. Loesch was only able to as
socisite his breathing failure,
and seeing the man with the
green suit, with August 15, be-
cause he recalled a patient in
an adjacent room (Dennis
Blamne) harving similar trouble
some time before him.
LOESCH SAID that he told the
FBI about the man in the green
scrub suit, who he said "had his
hands on my IV (intravenous)
line." He said, however, that
the agents "were only interest-

accused of causing Laoe cs
breathing failure by injecting
Pavulon, a powerful muscle re-
laxant, into the patient's intra-
venous feeding tube. In addition
to Loesch's poisoning, Perez is
accused of causing two other
breathing failures by the same
method, while Narciso faces
three a d d i t i o n atl poisoning
charges and one count of mur-
Over 50 breathing failures oc-
curred at the Fuller Road hos-
pital during the summer of 1975.
The mysterious respiratory ar-
rests ended abruptly on August
15, the day of Loesch's breathing
failure when the FBI entered the
The first college courses in
actuarial science in the United
States were offered at the Uni-
versity in 1902.
The University was the first
state university to establish a
Department of Dentistry in 1875.

Tall, lean and lookimg young-
er than her 39 years, Janet Gu-
thrie handled the unfamiliar as-
signment of signing autographs
and answering questions with
poise and charm.
But she admitted that she is
more at ease behind the wheel
of a race car than before
crowds like the one that gath-
ered last night to see her at
Briarwood Mall.
"SHE LOOKS so mild -
you'd think she would have to
be crazy to race at Indy," one
woman remarked.
Guthr ie gained national at-
tention last year when she un-
successfully attempted to be-
come the first woman ever to
race at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway. This year, Guthrie
made the starting field and fin-
ished ahead of several veteran
race drivers in her bid for the
checkered flag -
Her appearance at Briarwood
last night . was a promotional
spot for Chevrolet's Great
American Road Show.
GUTHRIE'S presence turned
more than a few heads. "I just

want to stand here and agle fnr
a few minutes," said one male
White haired sensir citisenS
giggling pre - teeners and wi
and mothers stood in line far
a chance to ask the racer any
question they could think of and
to receive a free autgraphed
poster of her. At the last iis
ute, some became tne-tied
"Go ahead and get ansther'
one boy too shv tand us
line told his buddy
Guthrie is a Uni ;te in.
ni, circa 1960. 'Yes bs's tre
a few good professir here
but it is those teachist tilt
you have to pat si i h
said, trying to enCO" "ravr in
versity freshwoniman
of my English tesuiach (t1tan
in Ypsilanti selling u
she added.
Guthrie has long beni a
ed in auto racing .Besidrs het
Indianapolis appearunce i
May, she has competvd is ivell
over a hundred stock car races
This Sunday she will race a
the Michigan triiernatis
"Mv three son (igeJ 7, 9 atid
11) will be basebal players,
and good ones," says Vera Cle
mente, widow of H1all tofFamer
Roberto Clemente. Ther play
Little League ball in Pii'erts
Rico every Saturday.
Willie Mays got in 20 trlt
Series games bt nver hit a
home run in the fall cltssic

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