Vol. LXXXVI, No, 36-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 30, 1976 Free Issue Sixteen Pages; plus Supplement
Nurses ma post bond
.. Release possible
for VA suspects
By BARBARA ZAHS
The two nurses held in connection with last summer's series
s gT*"Iof deaths and breathing failures at the Ann Arbor Veterans Ad-
2tministration (VA) Hospital are expected to be released from
U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pratt will hold a hearing in
tDetroit In determine whether the women have met certain court-
set requirements and have raised $7500 in bond each.
PRATT ORDERED bond for Filipina Narcisco, 30, and Leonora
'rPerez, 31, to be set at $75,000 each, but he stipulated that the
women would only be required to come up with 10 per cent of that
amount to be released.
IHis decision reversed an order by Federal Magistrate Barbara
t Iackett, who earlier this month set a $500,000 bond for Perez and
t¢denied bonds to Narcisco.
Pratt also ruled that the nurses must:
surrender alt pasports and travel documents;
-restrict travel and residency to Washtenaw and Wayne
-report weekly to a court official;
-designate a person who will maintain contact with each
wcudefendant and report to the court in the event that either woman
gives any indication that she may flee.
THE PROSECUTION contended that Pratt should not have
Train crash given the nurses the opportunity to be released on bond because
the women might flee to their native Phillipines.
At least eight people reportedly were killed in this railway accident near Helsingnorg, Sweden "We argued that the motivation to leave (the country) was
on Monday. A passenger train collided with a freight train running on the same single-track great in that there is no extradition treaty between the United
line. See VA, Page 2
IM building opened
on Central mampus
By BILL STIEG
thme smell of sweaty bodies and old gym shoes begun muiglitg
sith the iiiiinaoi fiesh paint and varnish as the Universitys
spacious new Central Campus Recreation Building opened Mon-
The dhige structure on riashtena Ave., nextato Stockwell
Hatt and cotnnected mum thu. tMtargaret Bell pool s part of an e-1 *,
pansion project that will give Michigan more indoor intramural
space than any school in the country
ANOTHE IM b dng on North C mpus is s heduled to open
Auguist 30 The ald Sports Building usa Hoovoer St. built in 1928
is being renovated and should reopen around Sept. 1. These three ' x
buildings, plus the Sports Coliseum on Hill St., give the University
333,000 square feet of floor space.
In the last two days, almost as many visitors as actual users 6
have roamed the Central Campus building's 97,000 square feet,
inspecting its impressive facilities.
The core of the new buiding is its large, well-lit gymnasiumor
with four basketball courts and floor markings for volleyball, bad-
msinton and tennis.
ABOVE THE floor and around the perimeter of the gym is a
one-eighth mile jogging track. Below the gymnasium at 11 hand- #
ball - paddleball courts and 6 squash courts. The building also con-
tains a plush lobby and modern, roomy offices for the IM em-
"It's really a nice place" said Michael Stevenson, associate
director of Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports. "The con-
struction went right on schedule-ahead, actually. We were hop-
ing for a September opening. This way, we hope to have a lot
of the little problems solved before the students get here."
The building is not quite complete. The weight room and exe- A _
case room are being finished, and two more handball courts willr k
be added. Space for the physical education department and two
more handball courts will be added. Space for the physical educa- Doily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
lion department and two multi-purpose rooms will be completed Four long-distance runners soothe their agony somewhat by trotting around the track in the
See PLUSH, Page 15 posh new IM building, which opened Monday.