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47ASHINGTON (UPI) - The first step has been
talten toward lifting federal regulations over once-
cootroversal gene transplant experiments that have'
sp4rked a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry.
A National Institute of Health advisory committee
on, the technology known ,as "recombinant DNA"
reached a tentative decision to take the teeth out of
government guidelines on what kinds of experiments
copld be done and where.
!'THE RATIONALE is that recombinant DNA ex-
piments really seem safe and no more dangerous'
thhn other biological manipulations which are not
coyered by the guidelines," said Dr. Bernard Talbot,
special assistant to the NIH director, after the com-
mittee wound up a two-day meeting yesterday.
There's no evidence of any special new dangers of
rch limits may be lifted
'The rationale is that recombinant
DNA experiments really seem safe and
no more dangerous than other
biological 'manipulations which are
not covered by the guidelines.'
-Dr. Bernard Talbot,
' National Institutes of Health official
recombinant DNA that aren't there in the usual
biological manipulations of microorganisms," he
said. "The safety of the system seems insufficient so
the regulatory apparatus seems unjustified.in terms
of the cost of man hours and delays in experiments
compared to the hypothetical risks which it is
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United Press International reports
Israel offers bases to U.S.
Talbot said the NIH now will seek public comments
on the committee proposal and the panel will take
final action in January. The recommendation then
will go to the NIH director who will make the final
IN SUCH GENE transplant experiments, scientists
take the molecules of heredity from one organism
and splice them into the hereditary material of other
organisms-usually bacteria-to give them special
abilities. With this technology, bacteria can be used
as factories to produce such things as human insulin
or the anti-viral drug interferon.
The technique has sparked the development of a
multimillion-dollar genetic engineering industry to
produce biological products.
City water unsafe
for aquarium fish
WASHINGTON - Isreali Prime Minister Menachem Begin said yesterday -
he has offered the United States use of his nation's air and naval bases to
deter the "danger to freedom" posed by the Soviet Union in the Middle East.
Begifhtold reporters at a Blair House luncheon that his proposals, whichw,
also include storing U.S. tanks in Israel and flying Mediterranean air cove,;
for U.S. tansports planes, were under discussion by Defense Secretary '
Casper Weinberger and Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon.
But he said Israel would not call on U.S. troops to fight in its wars and that
he did not request a defense treaty with the United States. "We draw a line of
distinction between defending Israel and our common interest in resisting
Soviet expansion into the Middle East," Begin said.
against Polish worker unon
WARSAW - Polish and Soviet authorities leveled communism's harshest
charge against Solidarity yesterday, calling the independent union "coun-
ter-revolutionary." A radical . member of the union suggested the' labor
federation now had people capable of running Poland's government.
Soviet state television escalated the propaganda campaign against the itr
dependent Polish union movement last night, showing rallies of Sovief
workers denouncing Solidarity, and troops in Baltic coast war games near
An appeal by Solidarity for the spread of the independent labor inovement''
in the East bloc has prompted Soviet attacks unrivaled in verbal ferocity by
any in the 12 months of Solidarity's existence.
The main evening news program said, "At the biggest factories and plants.
of the country, meetings of workers expressed indignation in connection with ,
the so-called appeal to the peoples of Eastern Europe adopted at the.
Solidarity congress in Gdansk."It described gatherings at Moscow's Zil
automotive plant and the Kirov machine-tool factory in Leningrad.
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Trihalomethane levels can be
reduced wher ammonia is added to
the chlorine, Sanford said. That's
good news for humans, but not so good
for the fish.
CITY OFFICIALS and pet store ow-
ners suggest that owners declorin-
ate aquar n water and adjust the pH
(acidity) level to 7 with special
chemicals available in local stored.
An aquarium owner can expect to
pay about $5 to make 240 gallons of
water safe for fish.
,Despite warnings sent out to local pet
stores and advertisements place by the
city in local papers many fish have
fallen victim to the dangerous water.
Several local pet stores have received
numerous complaints from customers
whose aquariums, in some cases, were
LARRY McKENNA, owner of Age
of Aquarium, 3130 Packard St., said the
new process scares some people. "I've
received numerous complaints from
customers," he said.
McKenna is warning customers by
posting signs in his store and providing
them with a handout. Ben Sieg, owner
of Ann Arbor Pet Supply, 1200
Packard St., also has posted newspaper
clippings in his' store and is telling
customers what to do to make water
safe for their pets.
"It is hard on a person to lose a tank-
ful of fish, or even a couple of goldfish,
but it is, I assume, a necessary
procedure," Sieg said.
k HE IS ADVISING customers to pur-
chase broad spectrum ,water con-
ditioners that can control tank water
no matter what chemicals the city adds
to the water.
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'WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?'
Psalm 2:1 and Acts 4:25
The 90th Psalm is "A prayer of Moses the man of God." It is especially
appropriate for New Years, birthdays, and funerals. The Eternity of The
Almighty Is contrasted with the brevity, shortness, frailty and evil of man's
life. "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed
the earth and the world, even from Everlasting to Everlasting, Thou art God."
God has not created us with minds capable of comprehending that which has
no beginning, nor end. Why "kick against the pricks?" Why not acknowledge
our limitations? It could be the preparation needed to learn to "-Trust in The
Lord with all our heart, and lean not to our own understanding." - Prov. 3:5.
Man's time and days are "As a sleep: like grass which groweth up; in the
morning It flourisheth and groweth up, and in the evening it Is cut down, and,.
withereth." God "turns man to destruction, and sayeth, Return ye children of
men." Return to dust. "Return unto the ground. . . For dust thou'art, and unto
dust shalt thou return." - Gen. 3:19.1
God's Word is being fulfilled unto Adam whom He warned not to disobey
orders regarding eating the Forbidden Fruit! Five times in three verses - 7,
, 11- Moses mentions the anger and, wrath of God because of "the iniqui-
ties and secret sins of man set in the light of His countenance!" This Psalm
is frequently read at funerals, or parts of it, for often these verses are skipped
that reveal the real cause of death. Would it not be more appropriate to
constantly remind ourselves of the anger and wrath of God against the
"iniquities and secret sins of men," and then rejoice because Christ took our
place and endured the wrath and curse that we might be saved? And might it
not stir us up who believe with a greater zeal to win the lost to the Saviour?
He came "to seek and save that which is lost." - If you do not believe these
things, or take part of God's Word for "myth," you certainly are out of place in
a Protestant Christian Churchl Mr. Unbeliever, is it "myth" that men return to
dust? Do you expect to escape such an experience?
With the background of past experiences in his mind's eye, and having
confessed them in the first part of his prayer, Moses then prays to God in the
"SO TEACH US 10 NUMBER OUR DAYS, THAT WE MAY APPLY OUR
HEARTS UNTO WISDOM." Note he asks God to be thpir Teacher to the end
they might have wisdom for the use of their swift passing days. "The fear of
The Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
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WASHINGTON - Sandra O'Connor; ending three days of testimony
dominated by her views on abortion, said yesterday she thought her conflr-
mation hearings tc '3e the first woman on the Supreme Court had "gone OK."
No member of the Senate Judiciary Committee seemed to disagree with
that assessment and there was no new barrier to her likely confirmation in
time to join the court when it opens its fall term Oct. 5.
Voters OK Sadat's tactics
MIT ABUL-KOM, Egypt- Egyptian voters overwhelmingly endorsed
President Anwar Sadat's crackdown on religious strife and political op-
position but in Cairo young Moslems demonstrated yesterday against the
wave of arrests.
At the same time, the government suspended the operation of the ABC;,
news office in Cairo following the expulsion of correspondent Chris Harper
for what Sadat charged was biased reporting.
Haig flies to Europe for talks
WASHINGTON- Describing new strategic ties with Israel as the kind o'f
cooperation the United States seeks to meet Soviet Ex ansionism, Secretary'
of State Alexander Haig left yesterday to discuss the Soviet threat with
Mideast and European leaders.
Before flying to Europe, Haig met earlier Friday with Israeli Defense-
Minister Ariel Sharon to start working out practical applications of the
agreement on "strategic cooperation" in the Middle East that President=
Reagan and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin-reached:Thursdayii),,
White House talks.
4 Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," the secretary of Satsid
the United States "is engaging in similar discussions with some of the
moderate Arab regimes."
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