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July 26, 1978 - Image 6

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Snake out

It took six police officers and a group
of helpful passersby, but "Big Sid," a
missing 140-pound python who sent the
Grand Rapids suburb of Walker, Mich.
into a panic for five weeks, has finally
been captured and caged. The 20-foot
long snake escaped from a Florida cir-
cus last month while the show was
visiting the area. After learning that
the reptile feels hungry about once a
month and likes to eat small animals,
area residents began keeping their pets
- and children - indoors.

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Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 7:30-9:35

Milliken signs new
health code into law

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LANSING (UPI) - Governor
William Milliken ceremoniously signed
into law a new state public health code
yesterday amid a crowd of lobbyists,
lawmakers and professionals who
fought five years for the measure.
The revised code will provide basic
health services free of charge to all
Michigan residents at a projected cost
to taxpayers of $50 million a year.
IT ALSO INCLUDES numerous con-
sumer protection steps, new restric-
tions on health care professions and a
mechanism to reduce costly excessive
hospital beds.
In addition, it modernizes and brings
50 together scattered public health stan-
dards that have accumulated over
more than a century, providing what
supporters decribed as a model for
other states.
"I think we will have the best code in
the nation," said Rep. Raymond Hood
(D-Detroit) a prime legislative sponsor
of the measure.
a "document which will allow Michigan
to move into the 21st century as it

responds to changing citizen health
care needs."
At the heart of the code is the
provision for the state to share in the
funding of basic health services which
must be provided to all Michigan
residents regardless of race, sex,
location or ability to pay.
After a phase-in period, the Michigan
Department of Public Health, the
legislature and the executive office will
be responsible for drawing up an an-
nual list of required basic health ser-
vices and determining how to pay for
Milliken said that mechanism will
allow that state and county health
departments to improve the
availability of health care at the local
The code gives the state's 13 health
profession licensing boards new
authority to impose sanctions on licen-
sees, and provides for greater general
public representation on those boards.
It also features a new Health Oc-
cupations Council to oversee the licen-
sing of professions and a certificate of
need mechanism to guard against the
excessive proliferation of health care
facilities and services.

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"exceptionally pleasant film"
, -Detroit Free Press

The Ann Arbor Film Coopertive
presents at AUD A THE ECLIPSE JULY 26
(Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) 7 only-AUD A
His last film in black and white, THE ECLIPSE is the third of what critics
consider to be Antonioni's trilogy (the other two being L'AVENTURA 1960 and
LA NOTTE 1961). Monica Vitti is Vittoria, the young woman who breaks off
with her lover and becomes involved with a young stockbroker, PIERO,
played by Alain Delon. The story is one of human isolation and solitude,
conveyed via Antonioni's great talent for using his characters in visual
contests which inevitably reveal internal emotional and psychological states.
The last seven minutes of this film are considered to be innovative cine-
matically in a manner which is equalled only by the ending sequence of
(Jan Kadar, 1968-71) 9:15 only-AUD A
Medieval, sensual, ethereal. A Czech fishing family discovers a beautiful
woman floating nude in the Danube. They rescue the girl who stays with
them changing their simple lives into a strange fairy tale rondo. Filming
began in 1968 but was interrupted by the Soviet invasion, making ADRIFT
one of the few films to survive Russian repression, With MILENA DRAVIC



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