Thursday, June 30, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, June 30, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
VA jurors deliberate
(Continued from Page 1)
how much they tell you about
the real evidence in this case
.. Where is the defense bas-
ed on facts?
Narciso and Perez both citi-
zens of the Philippines are ac-
cused by the government of in-
jecting Pavulon, a powerful
muscle relaxant, into the intra-
venous medication tubes of sev-
en VA patients during the sum-
mer of 1975.
Y E S T E R D A Y was de-
fendant Leonora Perez' 33rd
Yanko also responded to de-
fense accusations that he was
circumventing the nurse's pre-
sumption of innocence. By law,
a defendant in a criminal case
is innocent until a jury returns
a verdict of guilty.
"The defendants stand before
you innocent - totally - and
you must extend to them reason-
able doubt," Yanko said. He
told the jurors "don't guess, be
sure. And if you can't be sure,
Yanko then summed up his
version of the nurses defense
using a Latin proverb: "He who
hath not, cannot give."
Bicycle delivery: Freewheelin'
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"PEOPLE FEEL reluctant to
use them," Chapman added.
"Out of all the coupons handed
out, we have made only eight or
ten free deliveries.
"One woman called up the
county to make sure it was a
registered business. Finally we
delivered a fourhdrawer file
cabinet for her," he said.
Deliveries have included
flowers, birthday cakes, a one
hundred pound load of bread
It yes are interest-
ed n reviewliu
ery, and mask-
itrting featu r
draa. dance, tinm
arts Contact Arts
oditr, c/o rhe
and even chocolate chip cookies
delivered to the Botanical Gar-
Chapman admits the Free-
wheel Express has gotten off to
a slow start.
"The most deliveries we have
made in one week was 38, that
was about two weeks ago,"
Chapmansaid. I would really
like it if we could get 100 de-
liveries a week.
"A real sign of success was
yesterday when Tony and I met
each other going in opposite di-
rections on Packard," he said.
Chapmsan estimates that it
will take all summer to get
"I think we are doing pretty
good but the real test will be in
the fall when the students come
back," Chapman said.
Freewheel Express antici-
p a t e s continued . delivery
throughout the fall and winter.
More than 1,000,000 meals are
served to patients, visitors and
staff each year by the Dietetics
Department at the University's
Sal Yvars, who ended the
1951 World Series by lining out
to Hank Bauer in right field, is
a stock broker in White Plains,
In 1817, the University became
the nation's first large state uni-
versity to be governed directly
by the people of the state.
Supreme Court rules out
death penalty for rapists
executed for rape have been black and said that the decision means
that "this grevious example of racial prejudice may no longer
CHIEF JUSTICE Warren Burger, who along with Justice Wil-
liam Rehnquist voted that the death penalty is a valid punishment
for rape, said in a dissenting opinion,- "The clear implication of
today's holding appears to be that the death penalty may be
properly imposed only as to crimes resulting in death of the
The Supreme Court also ruled yesterday that Congress can not
immediately cut off all federal Medicaid funds for abortions
deemed not necessary to"save the lives of mothers, but opened the
way for a cutoff in the next few weeks.
AT THE SAME time, the justices overturned a lower oourt
order that prohibited the government from cutting off the funds
and told the lower court to review the constitutionality of the abor-
ion funding ban, the so-called Hyde amendment.
The court's action means the federal government can stop
spending Medicaid money for abortions sought by poor women as
soon as the lower court formally receives the Supreme Court
Health, Education and Welifare Secretary Joseph Califano said
his department would cut off federal funding for elective abortions
as soon as the order is received by the lower court.
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