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Page 8-Friday, October 3, 1980-The Michigan Daily
President' smother breaks hip;

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scheduled 'U'visit doubtf
a .m.
AMERICUS, Ga. (AP)-Lillian Car- "Miss Lillian withstood the two-hour During the late afternoon operation, a
ter, President Carter's 82-year-old operation extremely fine and now is in team of physicians including an or-
mother, was reported in good condition the recovery room," Dr. John Robinson thopedist and an internist inserted a pin
last evening after undergoing surgery III, her attending physician, said in a , in Lillian Carter's right hip, Robinson
for. a broken hip. medical bulletin, said.
She was scheduled to help celebrate Lillian Carter tripped on a rug about 8 "WE DO NOT anticipate any unusual
the Peace Corps' 20th anniversary at a.m. as she got up to turn on a television problems for she is in good condition,"
the University Oct. 13 and 14. The' set, said James Griffith, administrator pems o sin o d itin "
president's mother is a former Peace of Americus-Sumter County Hospital. long she will be required to remain in
Corps volunteer. She was admitted to the hospital about 9 the hospital."
On hand at the hospital during the
surgery were Lillian Carter's son,
C na lIBilly; his wife, Sybil; and Lillian Car-
ter's daughter, Gloria Carter Spann,
Robinson said.
This weekend This weekend The physician. said he spoke with
presents President Carter earlier in the day by

"SHE IS in good spirits and is
receiving the usual medication for such
treatment," Griffith said prior to the
surgery. "Her physician said it was just
a fractured hip which could be repaired
by surgery."
White House press secretary Jody
Powell said the president spoke by
telephone with his sister and his
mother's doctor about the accident.
Powell said the president's mother
relayed a message to her son through
the doctor that President Carter'
shouldn't worry and she would talk to
him "when I get through messing
around with the doctors."
Powell said no .decision had been
made on whether Carter would go to
Georgia to visit his mother.


fit-and-run driver
injures bicycle rider
A bicyclist was the victim of a hit- , Elizabeth Whitman, 26, wa
and-run accident on Packard Avenue proaching a parked vehicle on he
and Arch Street late Wednesday night, when she was struck from behin
police said yesterday. light-colored car and pushed in
parked vehicle. Whitman was to
University Hospital.
Thief runs out of gas Police said the make of the d

as ap-
er right
nd by a
nto the
aken to

STRIVING TO meet the November target date, construction worker Dick
Wilbur labors on the reconstruction of State Street sidewalks.


Sometimes it pays not to keep gas in
your car-at least for a man working in
the 3000 block of Williamsburg Street.
The worker watched a thief steal his
car Wednesday and started chasing af-
ter him, police said yesterday. About
five minutes later the worker found his
car near Platt Road and Ellsworth
Street in a ditch-and out of gas.

car is still unknown and the case is still
under investigation.
Whitman's condition could not be
confirmed last night.
She apparently is not a University

State St, completion
set for November


Prowlers invade unlocked
dwellings near campus

Four campus-area residents were
surprised this week when complete
strangers walked into their unlocked
homes, police said yesterday.
A resident in the 400 block of Cross St.
heard his front door open Wednesday
evening, went to investigate, and found
a man walki1f around his-house. When
the man questioned the stranger, the in-
truder replied that he was,"just looking
around," police said.

AFTER BEING thrown out of the fir-
st house, police said, the suspect wan-
dered to another home in the same
block and made it to the second floor
before being discovered and thrown out
by two residents there. Police said they
arrived too late to catch the suspect.
Another burglar walked into the four-.
th resident's unlocked boardinghouse in
the 900 block of Oakland. Sfon Monday °
and stole a $300 bicycle, police said.

The construction work that has
transformed State and Liberty
Streets into obstacle courses full of
broken cement, loose boards, and
sand-filled walkways may currently
be an inconvenience to passersby,
but the city has high hopes that the
renovated streets, when completed,
will lure more shoppers to the State
Street area.
The State Street Area Im-
provement Program is a small part
of a major city rennovation
project-the Preservatin and Urban
Design program.
According to Susan Baker, the
Engineering Coordinator for the
city's program, the rennovations
will "help bring Ann Arbor to the
apex of its abilities and bring more
people into the city."
THE PROJECT planners hope to

have the State Street sidewalks,,
completely reconstructed by the end
of November. In the spring they plan
to plant trees and place benches.,;
along the two streets.
The city is spending $561,683 to,,,
rennovate both streets. City officials:
say they hope the project will pay for-.
itself by bringing more people intps
the shopping area.
Currently, however, the construci-
tion work is having an adverse effect,
on some State and Liberty Street;
businesses. Several storeowners..
blamed a decline in sales on the con:
struction work outside their .
storefronts. Others reported that
while sales have not declined, they,;,
have not increased either,
Businesses usually expect up, to a 39:
per cent increase in sales when.,.
students return to the city in the fall,


the ann arbor film cooperative
TONIGHT presents MLB 4
GARY GRANT stars in two classic films by ALFRED HITCHCOCK, the master
of suspense.
NOTORIOUS 7:00 only
AND Mt. Rushmore.
Begins Battle in the Seeming Eternal Struggle
Between Looking and Seeing."
Presenting a feature Slide Show
n1.% . . e O9WED THRU SUN. $2

Humane society removese

A Humane Society "rescue team"
removed 115 rabbits yesterday from
tiny Falkner Island-the only
inhabitants since a pair was left there
in 1975.
Another dozen rabbits eluded capture
during two sweeps of the island-500
yards long and 600 yards wide-by a
team of 10 Humane Society officers.
Box traps were left behind iff an attem-
pt to capture the remaining animals:
FRANK INTINO, directorsof the
society's animal ,department, said the
team caught 81 rabbits in an initial
sweep, driving them to an enclosed pen
at one end of the rock. Another 34 were
caught in a second sweep.
A 41-foot Coast Guard boat took the

8,:1,1:20,11i:30 .119 . LIULKI T
*Based on Carlos Castanedo's Books


Beyond fantasy.
Beyond time itself

Beyond obsession.
f.. he will find her.

rescuers to the island from New Haven
yesterday morning and Petty Oftier
Steven Carlesco said, "We'll return
whenever they get the last furry
creature in the net." A 65-foot ast*
Guard cutter returned to pick up :the
rabbits and rescuers seven hours later.
"We had a very profitable 4ay.
Everything went as plarnml.
Everybody cooperated, includingthe
rabbits," Intino said. , y.y
THE COAST GUARD owns the island
half a mile south of Gilford in bong
Island Sound. The animals are es"-
dants of a pair of domesticated rablbts
left behind when a Coast Guard
lighthouse keeper was taken of( the
Intino said the Humane Society
decided to remove the rabbits aftera
visit earlier this week discovered nmazy
of the animals suffers parasites ard
were malnourished because of a lack of
"We did find a number of skeletoqs
and the food source, as we thoughtr.was
very, very poor," he said after tfe
roundup. "There was also no water1n.
the island we could see."
HE SAID MOST of those capturel
were in fair to poor health, although
half a dozen to a dozen were in "good
condition, the larger of the breeds.,
A Humane Society veterinarian.,Will
examine the rabbits and those found
healthy enough will be put up for ado§-
tion at the society's five state office$.
The others will be put to sleep.
Intino said just in case a couple if
rabbits elude capture, the Humane
Society will make periodic visits to te0
island before the spring breeding
season to prevent the population e-
plosion from repeating itself.
"We're trying to undo what man had
done by putting them in an unnatural
environment," Intino said.

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