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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 6, 1981-Page 3

Le al high


Look-alike drugs do

LEWISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A haircut
will cost you $3.50 in David Specht's
barbershop on the square. For $20
more, he'll sell you a bottle of 1,000
stimulant capsules.
All the first-floor windows of Mayor
William Chamberlain's home were
covered with hardened plastic months
before the first frost. The stuff is
designed to repel the force of a .38
caliber bullet
The two-story brick and stone house
just outside the town limits has a cin-
derblock room built on the rear. It's
loaded with boxes of stimulant pills. By
the door a sign with skull and
crossbones warns, "No reporters, press
or others of such nature. You will be
Welcome to Lewistown, the central
Pennsylvania city that law enfor-
cement officials call the look-alike drug
capital of the nation. Capsules packed
with the non-prescription stimulants
caffeine, ephedrine ' and
phenylpropanolamine - the latter two
widely used in antihistamines - are
manufactured in the Mifflin County
area. That's legal.

THEY'RE PACKAGED in this area
and sold here in bottles of 1,000 and 100.
that's legal, too. All a person
needs to get a license from the state is a
$25 check that won't bounce.
The capsules may contain up to 500
milligrams of stimulant, compared
with the 75-100 mg in a typical over-the-
counter caffeine stimulant. And the
drugstore variety do not contain
ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine.
The distributors say the capsules are
for use as dieting aids 'or to improve
alertness, but law enforcement
authorities say they are being sold in-
dividually to teen-agers..
SOME TEENS mistakenly think
they're getting illegal am-
phetamines.Some know better but still
take 30 at a time to gt a high. Nation-
wide, 12 deaths have been bla:med on
look-alikes overdoses. But it's all legal.
In the corridors of Lewistown High

!ig business
School, six of the stimulant capsles will:
cost you at least $1, maybe as much as
Because you can't tell the difference
between the caffein capsules and the
hard drugs, the Mifflin County School
District has banned all drugs not first
approved by the school nurse.
mayor, is a vocal opponent of the look-
alike industry. He's also a dentist who
now packs a weapon.
After telling the police to arrest look-
alike distributors and retailers who
verbally abuse officers, his house was
splashed. with paint three times.
The fourth time a man who described
himself as a "caffein salesman"was
arrested and pleaded guilty to the van-
Look alike distributors and retailers
in Lewistown say they are wrongly
blamed for the increase in street sales.


lley aDaily Photo by BRIAN MAK
Marky, Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone (L-R), are caught "between acts" in this alley behind Second Chance bar
yesterday. They signed autographs at Schoolkid's Records in the afternoon before their performance at Second Chance
yesterday evening.



DD s c ou t

Career Planning and Placement is having a mass meeting at 7 p.m. in
Rackham Aud. to inform students on its business internship program. The
paid summer internships include positions in marketing, public relations,
banking, computer science, retailing, finance and advertising. Application
deadline is Oct. 20.
Cinema Guild- Z, 7 & 9:16 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Ecumenical Campus Center & International Center-Omari Kokole,
"Uganda & its Predicament," International Center, noon.
Psychobiology-Coloquium-Dr. Eric Bittman, "How Sheep tell Time,"
12:3b p.m.,1057 MHRI.
Dept. of Geological Sciences - Prof. Donna M. Jurdy, "Seismic Reflec-
tion Profiling& the Southern Appalachians," 4 p.m., C.C. Little Bldg.
Dept. of Chem. Eng. - Prof. Brice Carnahan, "The FORTRAN IV,
Programming Language-III," 7:30-9:30, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Intro. to the MTS File Editor,"
3:30-5 p.m., B120OMLB.
,iQeningering - Michael A. Arbib, Ph.D., Univ. of Mass., "Modeling of
Bran1 echanisms of Yisua ,ot&rC0ordination in the Frog,"4 p.m.,1213
ept. of Chem.-J.A. Marshall, "'Natural Products Synthesis," 4 p.m.,
4 m. 1 00 Chem.
School of Music--Faculty Harpsichord Recital, Edward Parmenter;
Bach, Byrd, Scarlatti: 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Ark-Norman & Nancy Blake & James Bryan, chamber bluegrass by the
Rising Fawn Ensemble, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Career Planning and Placement-Business Intern Program Mass Mtg., 7
p.m., Rackham Aud.
Ann Arbor Go-Club Mtg, 7-11 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Eastern Orthodox Christian Fellowship-Dinner for Orthodox students,
5:45 p.m. St. Nicholas Church, 414 N. Main St.
Amnesty International-General mtg., Mich. Union Conf. Rm. 5,7:30 p.m.
Women's Studies - Undergraduate Mtg., 4 p.m., 360 Lorch.
Committee Concerned with World Hunger - discuss and plan speaker
series, 7:30 p.m., Union.
Washtenaw County Democratic Party - to discuss, "Family Protection
Act", 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Public Lib., Open to public.
UAC Impact Dance, Free Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Union Ballroom.
CRLT & Mich. Media - Faculty Workshop, 35mm slide production (for
beginners), 7-11 p.m., Registration required, call 763-2396.
Center for Human Growth and Development-Sem. Ila Masler, "Melon
Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology," "Prolactin production by human
endometrium: a marker for hormone induced differentiation, ' Noon, Third
floor: Victor Vaughn Bldg.
Computing Center-Chalk Talk, CC Counseling Staff, MTS Files,
Devices, and I/0, 12:10-1 a.m., 1011 NUBS.
Problem Pregnancy Help - Five training sessions for potential volun-
teers, 8p.m., lower lever of St. Francis Church, 2270 East Stadium Blvd.
Michigan Metallurgy Society Luncheon, Prof. J. W. Jones, "Canoeing in
Canada" 3201 East Eng.
Aikido Club - demonstration of Aikido, 5:10 p.m., I.M. Bldg. (Hoover),
Wrestling Rm. (No charge).
Center for Chinese Studies-CCS Bag Lunch, "Political Science Research
in China: Summer of 1981," noon, Lane Hall, Commons Rm.
American Zionist Youth, Info hours, 11 a.m., Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Mini-Series 11 Weight Training and Calisthenic Programs, 7:30-9 p.m.,
CCRB Rm. 2260.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.
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Car destroys porch
A car ran into a house on S. Seventh
St. Saturday after the driver drove over
a curb and through a hedge at 8 p.m.,
police reported yesterday. Donald Mc-
Crumb, of Ann Arbor, drove through
the front shrubs of 220 S. Seventh St.
and onto the porch, which was
destroyed by the impact.

Law Quad break-in
More than eleven hundred dollars
worth of property was stolen from a
student room in the Law Quad, 551 S.
State, Friday night between 8 and 10
p.m., police reported yesterday. The
thief pried the screen off a courtyard
window to gain entry, police said, then
took camera equipment, travelers
cheques, and an airline ticket.

5% Off list,
prices on
all new
Off list
prices on
good used

Hillel Service Schedule:

Thurs. Eve.
Oct. 3
5:15 p.m.

Discount i
prices on
all school
classical records,
calculators ,
and art supplies,
and toiletries.
...Open 7days a week

(at Hillel)
(at Power Center)
(at Hillel)

Wed. Eve.
Oct. 7
7:00 p.m.
6:40 p.m:

Thurs. Morn.
Oct. S
10:00 a.m.

9:00 a m. 5::30.pm.

Ground Floor, Michigan Union

6:30 p.m. 9:00ia.m. 5:30p.m.
HILLEL, 1429 Hill St.

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