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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 5, 1983-Page 3

Kohl confident of win in
West German elections

BONN, West, Germany (UPI) -
Chancellor Helmut Kohl was so certain
of victory over Social Democrat Hans-
Jochen Vogel in tomorrow's crucial
national election he said yesterday he
was already planning official trips
abroad.
Vogel, trailing in the polls, accused
Kohl's Christian Democrats of in-
sulting him by calling him Moscow's
man in discussions on disarmament,
the biggest issue of the campaign.
"THIS IS an insult," the patrician-
looking, 57-year-old former justice
minister said. "I am not on Moscow's
payroll. I am a very independent
politician.
The candidates made their remarks
at final news conferences before one of
the most anxiously watched elections in
recent European history. With NATO's
controversial missile deployment plan
at stake, voting results could have a
vital impact on East-West relations.

"I expect a good election result," said
Kohl, 53. But, refusing to make an exact
prediction, he said with a smile, "You
know my humility."
VOTERS WILL also cast ballots
tomorrow in France in municipal elec-
tions seen as test of President Francois
Mitterand's 21-month-old leftist gover-
nment. In Australia, it was expected
Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser would
be defeated by Labor leader Robert
Hawke in Saturday's polling.
IN the West German election, the
United States has made no secret of its
preference for Kohl and the Soviet
Union is openly supporting Vogel.
If the staunchly pro-Reagan Kohl
wins, West Germany is virtually cer-
tain to deploy a new generation of Per-
shing 2 nuclear missiles able to hit the
Soviet Union in a matter of minutes
with an unprecedented accuracy.
THE DEPLOYMENT of the 108 Per-1
sings - along with 464 U.S. cruise

missiles in five European countries, in-
cluding West Germany - is scheduled
to begin in December unless the Soviet
Union agrees to dismantle some 600 of
its own intermediate-range missiles.
Vogel said he will do everything.
possible to make deployment of the
NATO missiles unnecessary, accepting
them only if no disarmament
agreement can be reached.
The election was precipitated five
months ago when the small Free
Democrat center party pulled out of a
ruling coalition with the Social{
Democrats and moved across to Kohl.
The Greens, an anti-NATO, back-to-
nature alliance on the Left, also are
fighting for the 5 percent vote share;
that will put them into parliament for
the first time, perhaps as Vogel's allies.
If they succeed and the Free
Democrats fail, all predictions could go
awry.

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Stop the music
Ann Arbor.Policeman R. Marroquin informs Craig Winkleman (left), Gary Freeman, and friends they cannot jam on
the Diag. After receiving a complaint Wednesday that music was disrupting classes, University Security'has asked the
police to tell musicians they may only play from 12-1 p.m. every day, and only if they have a permit.

Company recalls lethal painkiller

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Food drawing
and Drug Administration said yester- that new
day at least five people have died from assistant
taking the painkiller Zomax, and the Johnson
manufacturer announced it is tem- Brunswic
porarily withdrawing the prescription sumers h
drug from the market. to the dru.
Zomax has been used by 15 million "IT WA
people since it was introduced by Mc- said. "T
Neil Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of from the
Johnson& Johnson. til ever
THE FIVE people who died were labeling.
allergic to the painkiller and should not Noting
have been taking it in the first place, sidiary
FDA spokesman Christopher Smith aspirin-
said. taminate
"What we're afraid of is this drug has shelves b
been prescribed more widely than it spokesma
should be," he said, and the FDA has much th
suggested a stronger label be put on it. Tylenol.'
"McNeil is now temporarily with- Zomax
rate down for
, ebruary, but
,r
gains may be
temporary

Zomax pending issuance of
labeling," Robert Andrews,
pubic relations director for
& Johnson, announced in New
ck, N.J. "We request any con-
having Zomax return the drug
ug store."
AS THEIR decision," the FDA
hey will withdraw the product
marketplace temporarily, un-
ryone is happy with the,
a Johnson & Johnson sub-
also produces Tylenol, the
like drug that was con-
d with cyanide on drugstore
by an unknown killer, the FDA
an said, "They are following
e same public policy as with
"t
c, approved by the FDA since

October 1980, is prescribed to relieve
moderate to severe pain.
"DURING THOSE past two years,
Johnson & Johnson and the FDA have
collected data on adverse drug reac-
tions," Smithi said. "Approximately
one out of 15,000 people are allergic to
it, from a simple case of the hives to you
can't breathe.
"Out of those people," he said,
"we've had five deaths, two of whom
were known aspirin-sensitive people.
They never should have been on the
drug. The other three deaths were
along the lines of people who get
allergic to bee stings, or like someone
who develops an allergy," Smith said.
The allergic rate of one in 15,000 people
is "probably less than what we see in
penicillin. It's more than aspirin,
which is very much related to Zomax."

BUT ZOMAX is also beneficial, Smith
said, because it is for more severe pain
than that requiring aspirin, yet it is
"not addicting like a codeine" and it
"seems to work better than some of the
anti-arthritic drugs."
Smith said a stronger label could say,
"this drug could cause death," rather
than the current mild cautionary note
on the label that it could cause an
allergy.
Smith said he did not know the names
of the people who died, their ages or
where they died. The first death, he
said, occurred a "little over a year
ago."
"'We've been aware of this for a long
time," Smith said of the adverse affects
of the drug and the subsequent deaths.
"There's no hint that Johnson & John-
son had not told us."

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(Continued from Page 1)
"IF MORE people come into the labor force than
there are new jobs, unemployment will rise," she ad-
ded. "It's typical.
White House spokesman Peter Roussel said that
"despite some ups and downs on the road to recovery,
we believe the administration has laid a solid foun-
dation for permanent reduction in unemployment,
and are confident this will occur."
Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate for February was 14.8 percent with 634,000
workers unemployed, down from 15.5 percent in
January with 670,000 out of work.
DESPITE the modest change in unemployment
figures, Michigan AFL-CIO President William Mar-
shall issued a critical statement.

"It is ironic that today, the 50th anniversary of Fr-
anklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address, the
Reagan administration announced the 38th con-
secutive month of double digit unemployment for
Michigan," Marshall said.
"While FDR put people back to work,
Reaganomics has sent unemployment skyrocketing
to near record levels.
"While FDR gave us the Public Works Ad-
ministration and other programs designed to employ
jobless workers, Reagan has eliminated or
drastically cut back federal job training programs,"
he added.
"Roosevelt's New Deal has been turned into
Reagan's Raw Deal."

Mark of the Panther

Bobby Hebert, quarterback of the USFL Michigan Panthers, signs fan David
Bunnell's cast in the Silverdome yesterday.

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H APPENINGS-
Highlight
"The Loneliness Factor," the new show at the U-M Exhibit Museum Star
Theatre, searches for life beyond Earth. The show will continue on weekends
through May 29. Tickets are $1.
Films
Alternative Action - Secret Policeman's Other Ball, 7, 8:45, and 10:30
p.m., MLB 4.
Classic Film Theatre - Eraserhead, 7 and 11 p.m., and Elephant Man,
8:40 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Mediatrics - Reds,5 and 8:30 p.m., MLB 3.
East Quad - The War At Home, 7:30 p.m., East Quad.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, 7, 8:30,
and 10 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Two - Annie Hall, 7, 8:45, and 10:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angel.
Hill Street Cinema - Tommy, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Enter the Dragon, 12 a.m.,
1429 Hill Street.
Cinema Guild - Apocalypse Now, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m., Lorch.
Performance
Rabbi Guido's-Folk Singer Ann Doyle, 9 p.m., 211 South State.
Music School - Robert Reyen; trumpet recital, 2 p.m., Recital Hall.
Music School - Jill Christenson, piano recital, 4 p.m., Recital Hall.
Music School - Robb MacFarlane, trombone recital, 6 p.m., Recital Hall.
Music School - Nami Akamatsu, stringbass recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
The Ark - Claudia Schmidt, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Professional Theatre Program - The 1940's Radio Houe, 8 p.m., Power
Center.
Eclipse - Jamaaladeen Tecuma, 8 p.m., University Club.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club -2 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 9 a.m., Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
Miscellaneous
Alice Lloyd Minority Council - Bronze Elegance, 8 p.m., Michigan
Union Ballroom.

Shapiro: tax boost
crucial for 'U' funds

University officials reacted with
cautious optimism yesterday to the
passage of an income tax increase in
the Michigan House of Represen-
tatives.
The bill, which will add 1.5 percent to
the state's current 4.6 percent tax, was
amended during House debate. The bill
calls for the tax increase to be dropped
when unemployment hits 9 percent. In
its original form elimination of the tax
increase would occur only after unem-
ployment hit 7.8 percent.
"I personally favor strongly Gover-
nor Blanchard's proposal for a per-
manent tax increase. However, I
recognize that political realities limited
the House to passage of only a tem-
porary tax," President Shapiro said.
"Using a decrease in the unem-
ployment rate to trigger a decrease in
the income tax rate is a creative
solution to this complex problem, and
affords the Senate the opportunity to
address this issue from a new perspec-
tive."
Shapiro said that the result of the
Senate vote on the bill will be crucial to
the status of allocations to the Univer-
sity.
"The future of quality higher
education in this state is absolutely
dependent on resolving the state fiscal

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