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Jury finds Gacy guilty

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 13, 1980-Page 7
Ito suffers relapse;
condition serious

(Continued from Page 1)
' volves literally thousands of people
hose lives have been shattered, not
just my brother alone... To leave Mr.
Gacy with a prison sentence is not
COOK COUNTY Circuit Court Judge
Louis Garippo ordered the jury to
return today for a hearing to determine
if Gacy should receive the death
Defense attorneys will have the op-
tion of deciding whether they want the
Wresiding jury, the judge or a new jury
to sit at the death penalty hearing.
There was no indication of a decision.
In reaching the verdicts, the jury
discounted the contention by defense
attorneys that Gacy was innocent by
reason of insanity.

Terry Sullivan said the decision "just
simply means the jury rejected any
evidence of any insanity evidence. I
just hope it sends a message to other
people who try to calculate that kind of
a defense."
Nevertheless, psychiatrists -and
psychologists who examined Gacy
could not agree exactly what was the
matter with him. Their only agreement
was that Gacy was a man of superior
Testimony in the trial showed that
Gacy was a man who manipulated his
first wife into intercourse with a 16-
year-old Waterloo, Iowa youth so 'he
could catch them in the act and win a
bet of oral sex with the teenager.

During the six years that Gacy com-
mitted the 33 murders, he was .known
by neighbors, politicians, Norwood
Township workers and many friends as
a devoted, unflagging worker who
would go out of his way to do anything
for them."
Gacy became a Democratic precinct
captain and once had his picture taken
with first lady Rosalynn Carter when
she visited Chicago.
Testimony showed Gacy liked to give
parties in his back yard; inviting 200 or
,more guests, and delighted in dressing
as a clown to entertain sick children in
Several of his friends who testified
said they could not believe that Gacy
would kill: They knew him as a gentle,
friendly, likeable person.

LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia (AP) -
President Josip Broz Tito's doctors said
yesterday that the 87-year-old leader
had suffered a relapseof pneumonia
and increased heart weakness. His
overall condition was listed as "very
"I am sorry. I have no good news
today," press spokesman Tone Valen
told reporters.
"PNEUMONIA is again in eviden-
ce," the four-sentence bulletin said.
"Signs of heart weakness are in-
creasingly apparent."

Tito has been hospitalized for two
months with what began as a cirw
culation problem in his left leg. The leg,
was amputated Jan. 20. Then he
developed kidney failure and heart
Tito was reported to have pneumonia
on Feb. 23. It was reported to have im-
proved on March 4 and there had been
no further mention of pneumonia until
yesterday's bulletin.
Western doctors said yesterday that
pneumonia in elderly patients often
results from heart weakness.

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..guilty of 33 murders

Washington woman accused of killing
Scarsdale Diet author released on bail

Hans Ebner,
Beatrice Lincoln,
and Linda Nemec Foster
reading from their works
Thurs., Mar. 13-7:30 pam.
Adm. Free Refreshments Served
GUILD HOUSE-802 Monroe

In support of the teach-in
and rally on the Diag, Guild
House will cancel its regular
Friday noon luncheon.
GUILD HOUSE-802 Monroe

Washington socialite accused of killing
Dr. Herman Tarnower of Scarsdale
Diet fame was released on $40,000 bail
yesterday amid reports that the doctor
had been seen recently in the company
of another woman.
At the bail hearing for Jean Struven
Harris, Assistant District Attorney
Joseph Rakacky said that self defense
was not the motive, and that "the
dispute perhaps rose out of the personal
relationship between the two."
Harris took a .32-caliber revolver to
Tarnower's house on the night he was
shot to death.
Despite prosecution objections, Coun-
ty Judge John Couzens granted bail of
$40,000 for the 57-year-old divbrcee, who
Wwas headmistress of the exclusive
Madeira School for girls in McLean,
Harris, who did not attend the

hearing, later posted the bail and was,
released from the Westchester county
jail on condition that she remain in the
county. Defense attorney Joel Aurnou
said he planned to have her examined
by a psychiatrist.
IN A SHOW of support for the slim,
blue-eyed defendant, Harris' two sons
were in court during the hearing. They,
are James, 27, a Marine Corps
lieutenant, and David, 29,a Yonkers,
N.Y., banker. Also present was Harris'
brother and two sisters.
Rabacky's remarks about a "per-
sonal relationship" came amid reports
that Tarnower, a bachelor, had been
seen lately in the company of his nurse,
an attractive blonde. She was said to
have dined with the doctor and two of
his relatives shortly before he was shot
to death at his home Monday night.
The 69-year-old doctor and Harris
had been friends for 14 years, since
shortly after she was divorced.

However, she had been less often in his
company after taking the post with the
fashionable Virginia school three years
ago, coming to New York only on
TARNOWER GAINED national fame
as the author of the best-selling book,
"The Complete Scarsdale Medical
Harris was credited with helping
Tarnower, a heart specialist, in doing
research for the book, which has
grossed more than $11 million.
Tarnower was found Monday night in

an upstairs bedroom of his Japanese
style home on his '6.8-acre, $500,000
estate in nearby Purchase, N.Y., a
wealthy suburban Westchester com-
Harris was arrested outside the Tar-
nower home. Police said she had star-
ted to drive away when they arrived in
response to a telephoned report of a
burglary at the house. But they added
that she made a U-turn and returned to
tell officers there had been a shooting in
the house.

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written and directed by Bert Hornback
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'U' gridders Dickey,

*Virgil sus
(Continued from Page 1)
19 assists. His total of 49 tackles was the
sixth highest among Wolverine
defensive players.
Kicker Virgil appeaed in all 12
games, including the Gator Bowl. He
converted on three of 12 regular-season
field goal attempts, and 32 of 33 extra-
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"More and more we have people in
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point tries for a total of 41 points. The
1979 season was Virgil's first season in
a starting role.
Kwiatkowski was used primarily as a
replacement for starter Mike Leoni at
the quick tackle position.
KLIGIS, A reserve wolfman, saw
limited action and finished the regular
season with two tackles and no assists.
Officials within both the Athletic
Department and the adminsitration
refused to release the names of the
suspended players. Several
administrators, including Vice-
President for Student Services Henry
Johnson, said they were not informed of
the suspensions until yesterday.
Prof. Thomas Anton, chairman of the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics, said the Board had not held
special deliberations on the matter, but'
added it may pursue the matter soon.
"THE BOARD has been meeting
regularly over the past month, but on
other issues," Anton said. "We will
become involved quickly if this turns
out to be a major issue. I haven't had a
chance to find out much about the
When asked whether the suspended
players would have their athletic
scholarships terminated, Anton said,
"It might go that far, but it's premature
to speculate anything without knowing
exactly what the hell is going on. After
all, they're students. I assume that if
the coach has taken action, the board
will want to take action."
University President Harold Shapiro,
who returned Monday from
Washington, D.C., said he had not been
sufficiently informed about the
suspensions to make a statement. When
contacted at his home last night,
Shapiro said "my current plans are to
become informed about it."
Although several sources claimed
law enforcement officials were aware
of the players' involvement with
narcotics, both Canham and officials of
the Ann Arbor Police and Washtenaw
County Sheriff's Departments denied
the reports.
University Editor Tom Mirga and
Executive Sports Editor Gary Levy
alsofiled reports for this story.

Study links DES
and miscarriages
BOSTON (AP) - Women whose and Drug Administration in 1971 after a
mothers took the drug DES in hopes of Massachusetts General team found
preventing , miscarriage face an that daughters of women who took the
unusually high risk of losing their own drug were more likely to have a rare
babies to miscarriage, stillbirth .or form of vaginal cancer than the
other complications, a study indicates. daughters of women who never took the
The study of 1,236 women concludes drug.
that the risk of failing to carry a child to The new study emphasized that
a full-term birth is 69 per cent higher among the DES daughters who became
than normal among the so-called DES pregnant, 81 per cent were able to have
daughters. at least one full-term live birth. This
BUT EVEN though the risks are compares with a 95 per cent rate among
higher, the study assured these women women of similar background who had
that most of them will still be able to not been exposed to DES while in their
have children. mothers' wombs.
The report, written by Dr. Ann Bar- Dr. Barnes said this statistic should
nes at Massachusetts General Hospital, be reassuring to daughters of women
was published in today's issue of the who took the drug.
New England Journal of Medicine. But the survey found that pregnan-
DES, formally known as cies of DES daughtersare more likely
diethylstilbestrol, is a synthetic form of to end in miscarriage, stillbirth,
the hormone estrogen. It was widely premature birth and ectopic pregnan-
prescribed to pregnant women for cy, a situation in which the fetus forms
about 20 years in hopes of preventing outside the uterus.
miscarriages. Studies in the early 1950s To reach their conclusions, the
showed it to be ineffective. researchers studied 618 women who,
THE DRUG was banned by the Food had been exposed before birth to DES.
Nuke plant operators

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THE FORD reactor is operated by
the Michigan Memorial Phoenix
Project. Burn said he thinks it has
escaped the wrath of protestors
.because it was founded on a "noble
basis." The project was founded in 1948
and dedicated to the men and women
killed in World War II. Ford Motor Co.
donated $1 million to build the reactor,
which has been working since 1958.
"Three years after the bomb,
everyone was asking 'What has society
come to?' So this place was founded
with the idea of using atomic energy for
peaceful purposes. There are very
useful purposes for nuclear energy.
Thousands of people's lives are saved
by nuclear isotopes."
Burn added that the Ford reactor is a
public facility. Anybody may visit the
reactor; in fact, last year more than
3;000 people toured the facility.
"WE DO NOT have a secretive at-
titude and we are honest," Burn said:
"It is so easy to sit on the outside and
criticize. I invite anyone on the outside
to come in. We are so meticulous
around here you wouldn't believe it."
Inside the reactor, visitors can look
into the bright blue pool and see the
core and fuel elements at the bottom.
The water in the pool is 100F and
possesses no impurities, as can be
readily seen by peering into the crystal-
clear blue glow.

Burn emphasized that if nuclear
power grows as was once predicted, the
nuclear industry will be hard-pressed
for power operators. He also said he
believes that as an industry grows,
'people get less and less careful. The
more plants that are built, the fewer
will be the number of qualified workers,
he said.
ALTHOUGH Burn described the
nuclear industry as "not well" right
- now, he said he does not see a decrease
in the number of people entering the
field. He added that enrollment is still
"high and large."
Speaking on the controversy caused
by nuclear power, Burn said he believes
that we have to make a decision as a
country as to whether or not the
benefits of nuclear energy outweigh the
costs. He criticized Michigan's policy of
banning nuclear waste burial in the
state, claiming that Michigan wants
only the benefits of nuclear power and
none of the costs.

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