The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 10, 1981 -Page 5
Defendant slashes witness at murder trial
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A murder
defendant who jumped from his cour-
troom seat and slashed the face of a
Baptist missionary as she testified
against him will be bound in chains
when his trial resumes, authorities said
Court officials, meanwhile, sought to
determine how Ming Sen Shiue, a 30-
year-old electronics repairman, ob-
tained the knife he used when he leaped
from the defense table in Anoka
District Court on Sunday and attacked
Mary Stauffer, 37.
JUDGE ROBERT Bakke refused to
declare a mistrial yesterday and or-
dered psychiatrists to examine Shiue.
Stauffer, who required 68 stitches, was
recovering from the cuts at her home in
the St. Paul suburb of Arden Hills.
Shiue is on trial in the abduction and
death of 6-year-old Jason Wilkman of
Roseville, a Minneapolis suburb. He
was convicted in federal court in Sep-
tember of kidnapping Stauffer and her
daughter, 9, and holding them hostage
in the basement of his home for 53 days.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
If it is determined Shiue is competent
to assist in his own defense, the trial
will resume at 10 a.m. today. If the
psychiatrists cannot agree on the com-
petency question, a hearing will be held
to determine the next step in the trial. A
continuance could be granted.
STAUFFER WAS Shiue's ninth-
grade algebra teacher and he apparen-
tly was emotionally crushed by a poor
grade she gave him. Shiue's lawyer
said the man suffered from a delusional
love obsession for Stauffer.
At Sunday's court session, Shiue
jumped from a seat next to his defense
attorney and sprinted across the cour-
troom. He grabbed Stauffer from
behind and held a pocketknife to her
chin as court officials sat stunned.
Startled deputies pulled the stocky
Shiue from Stauffer, but not before she
was slashed across the face.
THERE WERE NO deputics
stationed in Shiue's path to the witness
stand, despite the fact Shiue had lunged
at Stauffer at his first trial and was
restrained by deputies.
Except for the two outbursts, Shiue
has been a quiet defendant. Described
as an electronics wizard, he has
repaired electronics equipment in the
courtroom on two occasions when it
The attack Sunday occured just 10
minutes after jurors had finished wat-
ching three hours of videotapes Shiue
had made during the seven weeks he
held the Stauffers captive.
The tapes were stopped just before
they would have shown Shiue raping
Stauffer for the first of many times
during her captivity. Shiue taped about
six hours of sexual contact with Stauf-
fer, but those tapes will nt be shown to
Anoka County Sgt. Darel Bombarger
said Shiue was routinely searched Sun-
day before being escorted from his cell
to the courtroom.
"I know he was searched because I
saw them do it," said Bombarger, who
is in charge of the jail. "He was patted
down both times, when he went up in
the morning and again in the afternoon.
Where he happened to get his hands on
the knife, who knows?"
Hero 's welcome APPhoto
Former hostage Donald Cooke, 25, is welcomed by Memphis, Tenn. residen-
ts in a formal ceremony yesterday. Cooke has adopted Memphis as his new
hometown, but had not seen the city until yesterday. His father, Dr. Ernest
travel document snag
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*leared up, a department official said
Swiss Ambassador Erik Lang in
Tehran said Iranair is flying to Kuwait
or Dubai in the Persian Gulf today and
Dwyer could be on that flight. Airline
sources in Tehran said flights to the
Persian Gulf are not regularly
THE NEXT scheduled flight by the
Iranian airline is tomorrow to Istanbul,
Turkey and Frankfurt, West Germany.
Meantime, the free-lance writer from
*mherst, N.Y. was under Swiss care in
Her departure appeared settled when
a Revolutionary Court convicted her
Sunday of spying in Iran, sentenced her
to the nine months she had already ser-
ved and ordered her deported.
REPORTERS WHO gathered at
Mehrabad Airport watched her arrive
yesterday in a Mercedes limousine.
wyer, smiling and looking excited, got
out and ran for the door of the terminal
accompanied by three revolutionary
Airport employees said Dwyer boar-
ded the plane before it took off. But
later, Swiss officials reported she had
been detained, missing the plane to
"We just want her to come home,"
said Dwyer's husband John,, who
waited anxiously by the phone in his
Amherst home along with children,
Ben, 14, Daniel, 12, and Susie, 8.
"WE DON'T KNOW now when she
will be home," said Dwyer, an English
professor at the State University
College in Buffalo. We'll wait, he said.
"We'll wait like we have been waiting."
Dwyer went to Iran last April to write
articles about the Iranian revolution.
and was arrested May 5 in her Tehran
hotel 10 days after the failed attempt by
U.S. commandos to rescue the 53
Americans then held hostage in Iran.
Dwyer was not included in the release
,of the hostages on Jan. 2. But last week
the Swiss Foreign Office announced
Dwyer had been tried at a one-day
session of a Revolutionary Court on
HOUSTON (AP) - Health officials
vaccinated students, teachers, and
staff members of a southside Houston
elementary school yesterday, hoping to
curtail an unprecedented meningitis
outbreak that has killed 10 people and
afflicted at least 53 others statewide.
Dr. Robert MacLean, deputy city
health director, said inability to pin-
point the source of meningococcal
meningitis prompted the decision to
vaccinate the 765 pupils, faculty, and
employees of Dodson Elementary
School, where five pupils have been
stricken by the disease and one has
LAST WEEK, health investigators
took more than 1,500 throat cultures
and 150 blood samples from Dodson
teachers, pupils, and their relatives in
an, effort to determine the source of
outbreak at the predominantly black
school in a poor section of downtown
Houston Independent School District
officials yesterday also sent more than
400 letters to parents of Fondren
Elementary School students, ex-
plaining that a 5-year-old Fondren kin-
dergarten pupil had contracted the
deadly and contagious disease.
However, MacLean said, no vac-
cinations are planned at Fondren,
located in southwest Houston.
TEN TEXANS HAVE died and 53
others have been stricken with
meningococcal meningitis since Jan. 1,
according to Jan Simons of the Texas
Health Department in Austin. She said
the figure will rise as reports, delayed
in the mail, are received from city and
county health departments.
In Houston, the nation's fifth-largest
city, the disease has killed four people
and afflicted at least 32 oth'ers,
MacLean said. He said the victims
range in age from one month to 80
years, with half under 15 years.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the
membranes covering the spine and
brain. The meningococcal form - the
most serious - is caused by bacteria.
Symptoms include colds, sore
throats, muscle aches, fever and pink
rash. The death rate is' 50 percent
unless the disease is diagnosed and
An 18-month-old girl from nearby
Tomball, flown in by helicopter Sunday
to Houston's Herman Hospital,
remained in stable condition. Dr. Bruce
Taylor, director of pediatric emergen-
cy services, said the child is believed to
have meningitis of another type.
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Clericals to vote on union
(Continued from Page1) ' Other important reasons behind
marr said. But, she added, if approved, unionization are job security, and
a University clericals union may af- protection against race and sex
filiate with other unions, such as the discrimination, Schwartzman added.
UAW, in the future. "Right now most of the black workers
The OCC secretary said organizers are concentrated in the lower level
*oped to build a democratic union. jobs," she explained. "The OCC would
"The members will make the like to see a union training program
decisions," she said. that would help clerical workers move
Wages are one of the biggest issues up to higher level jobs."
behind unionization, according to Sch- Also under fire is the current clerical
wartzman. University clericals curren- grievance procedure. The current
tly receive less pay than unionized system is run by management, and, "It
clericals at MSU, Eastern Michigan usually takes a very long time (30 to 90
University, Wayne State, Washtenaw days) for anything to be done about our
Community College, or the Ann Arbor complaints," said Paul Sher, another
ublic Schools, according to OCC. OCC member.
CINEMA 11 presents
7:00 and 9:00, NAT. SCI. AUD.
FACE TO FACE
(Ingmor Bergman, 1976)
A relentless chronicle of a woman psychiatrist's descent into madness. Liv
Ullmann stars as the doctor who can save others from their nightmares, yet
can't escape from her own. A marvelously vivid and surprisingly witty record
of a mind's struggle to survive. Swedish with subtitles. 7:00 and 9:00
THURSDAY, FEB.12 NAT. SCI. AUD.
THE ORGANIZER 7 p.m.
(Mario Monicelli, 1964)
Set in Turin, Italy in 1$80, this powerful drama of textile workers forced to
strike for their innate human rights features a magnificent performance by
Marcello Mastroianni-an intellectual, and gentle man, forced into hiding be-
cause of his political beliefs. Under his leadership, the strike begins in ear-
nest, and a skillfully crafted film emerges. (126 min.)
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