The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 27, 1984-- page 5
AIDS carrier traced
through homosexual chain
NEW YORK (AP) - Forty cases of Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome in 10 cities have been traced through a
chain of sexual contacts to a homosexual man who may have
been a "carrier" of the disease, spreading it across the coun-
try without knowing he had it.
The man had sexual contact with eight victims of AIDS -
fbur in Los Angeles and four in New York, according to an in-
vestigation by the Centers for Disease Control.
THOSE EIGHT victims in turn had contact with others,
and the chain of contact ultimately spread to San Francisco,
'lorida, Georgia, Texas, Pennyslvania, and New Jersey - 10
'ities in all.
The names of the cities other than Los Angeles, San Fran-
cisco and New York were not disclosed.
The identification of the AIDS cluster provides further
evidence for the widely held belief that AIDS is caused by an
infectious agent, said William Darrow, the head of the CDC
team that tracked down the cases.
IN A REPORT published in the current issue of the
American Journal of Medicine, Darrow and his colleagues
identified a man they call "Patient 0" who links cases in
Los Angeles with those in New York.
All 40 victimes were homosexual men.
Patient 0 was not the first of the 40 men to get AIDS:,
Darrow said. Darrow thinks Patient 0 picked it up from a
contact in Los Angeles or New York, and then carried it
across the country to the others.
"ONE OF THE problems we had, of course, was deter-
mining the source of the infection and the spread," Darrow
said in a telephone interview yesterday.
It appears that Patient O transmitted the disease to at least
two others before he had any signs of disease himself, the
CDC investigators found.
"If the infectious-agent hypothesis is true, Patient 0 may
be an exampe of a 'carrier' of such an agent," the CDC in-
vestigators said. Patient 0 ultimately developed AIDS and is
still alive, according to Darrow's most recent informaton.
The link between the 40 AIDS victims was first identified in
early 1982, Darrow said, at a time when there were only 248
known cases among homosexual men in the United States.
Because many of the men in the cluster had multiple
sexual contacts that could not be traced, it is difficult to be
certain exactly who was the source of disease for each case,
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Election polls show Israeli candidates equal
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel is heading
into a tough election campaign with the
main contenders roughly equal in
strength and with an economic crisis
and the Lebanon quagmire as the main
The battle for the job of prime
minister is likely to be between the
governing Likud bloc's Yitzhak
Shamir, who has held the post since last
October, and the opposition Labor Par-
ty's Shimen Peres, a former defense
BOTH MEN could be challenged
within their own parties for the right to
stand as candidates for the nation's
Since taking office Shamir, 68, has
gained respect as a solid leader and a
pragmatic politician, but he lacks the
magnetism of his predecessor veteran
Likud leader Menachem Begin who
retired in mid-term. This will be the fir-
st campaign since 1949 in which Begin
will not be a candidate.
Foreign diplomats say Shamir is im-
pressive and easy to work with, traits
the public rarely sees.
PERES, 61, also is an organizer with
a proven record. In Israel's early years
he was the nation's chief arms pur-
chaser. He was defense minister from
1974 to 1977, a period that included the
successful 1976 commando operation to
rescue hijack hostages in Entebbe,
But the Harvard-educated Peres
strikes many voters as too smooth and
too intellectual. His critics have trouble
pinpointing why they don't like him.
The public mood has turned grim in
the face of rampaging inflation and a
seemingly endless war in Lebanon.
THE HAARETZ newspaper
published a poll yesterday by the
Public Opinion Research Institute
showing that more than 5 percent of the
1,200 people interviewed had plans to
emigrate. An additional 4 percent were
considering emigration, and 15 percent
more said those who leave are justified
in doing so.
The poll was evidence of the low state
of national morale in a country created
as a refuge for Jews, where emigration
was seen as one step away from
Elections were scheduled for
November 1985, but were being moved
forward after Shamir's coalition of
right-wing and religious parties crum-
THE COALITION'S small Tami Pa(
ty, which has three seats in the 180-
member Parliament, joined Labor in
backing a bill to hold elections this
year. The bill passed its first stage last
Thursday by a 61-58 vote, and is now in
a committee that is negotiating an elec-
Pollster Hanoch Smith says recent
surveys show Labor holding a slim
edge, but he predicts an outcome
similar to that of the last two elections,
with the two big blocs virtually even.
Likus and Labor usually split 90 to 95
seats, and the remainder' is divided
among a half-dozen or more smaller
parties. The government is formed by
whichever large party can entice
enough fringe groups into a coalition
that controls a majority in Parliament.
Voters cast ballots for a single party,
DeLorean to sell part of estate
Christian Democrat Jose Napoleon Duarte, speaking at a press confer
San Salvador yesterday, said he plans to win the election by more1
"Duarte leads candida
in Salvadoran electior
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for John DeLorean won
permission yesterday to sell or lease his $2.5 million San
Diego County estate to raise money for his defense on cocaine
DeLorean is out of cash, his lawyers said, because his
millions of dollars in assets are tied up by liens and court or-
ders. After Monday's bail hearing, they said DeLorean owes
his defense team an amount "in the high six figures."
HIS CHIEF attorney, Howard Weitzman, said he had taken
out $300,000 in personal loans to pay for the defense effort. He
said his partner had also taken loans in a six-figure amount.
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rence in said.
than 50 U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi told the lawyers they
could open escrow immediately on the sprawling 48-acre
Pauma Valley property.
teS , "THE UPSHOT of today is that this judge was kind enough
to realize the situation and gave John DeLorean a chance to
get some money together to adequately defend himself,"
I S Weitzman said.
DeLorean has already signed over the property to Weit-
ation from zman, but it was also pledged as security on his $5 million
ncil, which bail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James Walsh, the prosecutor in
DeLorean's trial, argued that some of the proceeds should be
held as security for DeLorean's bail.
THE JUDGE said he would reconsider that issue once the
property is placed in escrow and would earmark part of the
proceeds as security for the bail.
DeLorean, 59, did not attend yesterday's bail hearing. He is
scheduled to return to court today as jury selection resumes
in his trial. He is charged with conspiring to distribute $24
million worth of cocaine.
Although DeLorean still owns three homes and a $10
million to $12 million snow-grooming equipment company in
Utah that serves ski slopes, his assets are tied up by various
creditors and courts and he has no ready cash, Weitzman has
DeLorean, a General Motors executive who struck out on
his own to build a futuristic sportscar, was arrested in Los
Angeles Oct. 19, 1982, the same day his DeLorean Motorcar
company in Northern Ireland was closed by the British
government. It was later declared bankrupt.
The auto maker was arrested in a "sting" operation
during which FBI agents posed as drug dealers and
videotaped their meetings with DeLorean. The prosecution
has said DeLorean entered the cocaine deal to try to raise
money for his failing car company.
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over tyranny, of liberty over repression
and courage over intimidation.".
"THOSE valiant people braved
guerrilla violence and sabotage to do
Av;3hat we take for granted: Cast their
a-'.Votes for president," Reagan said.
Addressing a luncheon .for those he
> ;had picked to receive the Medal of
Freedom, the nation's highest civilian
award, Reagan saluted the heroism of
the people of El Salvador.
He told his gueststhat telephone calls
O'1be had received from Democrats and
.Republicans who went to El Salvador to
observe the election were unanimously
enthusiastic about "the heroism they
saw there on the part of those people
who, in spite of everything, insisted on
going to vote."
REAGAN got a personal report from
the bipartisan group of congressional
observers, who went to the White House
from El Salvador after watching the
House Democratic leader Jim Wright
(D-Texas), one of the spokesmen for
the group, said after the meeting that
he had been "very much impressed by
the obvious deep desire of a prepon-
derant majority of the people of El
Salvador to have a democratic
Sen. William Roth (R-Del.), said: "I
have never been more impressed or
more inspired. This was truly another
step forward in the democratic
"There were some problems, admit-
tedly," the senator added, mentioning
the complexity of the process and
guerrilla violence. But he said none of
the team members got the impression
people were coerced to vote or voted for
fear of being tagged as supporters of
the leftist rebellion.
The results, tabulated by Duarte's
-party, were similar to estimates given
based on unofficial inform
the Central Election Coun
verses Ote t abtuhnlatinn.
"Seventy-five percent of the people
voted against d'Aubuisson, against the
death squads, against the violence of
the extreme right and the extreme left
and against the guerrillas," Duarte
said at a mass conference.
D'AUBUISSON. has denied ac-
cusations he is connected with the death
squads blamed for so many of the
killings in El Salvador's four and a half
years of civil war. He favors crushing
the guerrillas militarily, while Duarte
favors negotiating with them. The lef-
tists call the elections a "farce" and did
Julie Adolfe Rey Predes, the
Christian Democrats' secretary-
general said, "We still have hopes for a
first-round victory but I personally.
think we will get just over 48 percent of
If neither gets more than 50 percent,
there will be a runoff between the top
two vote-getters. Some have expressed
concern that a contest between the bit-
ter rivals Duarte and d'Aubuisson could
further promote instability.
Duarte said his party estimates that
30 to 35 percent of the people who tried
to vote could not because of
irregularities, mainly bureauocratic
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Although Saturday's fight caused no
damage, the incident left the restaurant
"trashed." Food that had been thrown
during the malee covered the floor. A
table from the restaurant was also
stolen Saturday night, but the manager
said he isn't certain that resulted from
IN THE PAST two weeks, three
tables have been stolen from Taco Bell,
Early Sunday morning a patron set
fire to a table in the restaurant, but em-
ployees quickly extinguished the
flames and no damage resulted, the
To put an end to the vandalism, Taco
Bell's management is considering
closing early or hiring security guards.
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Currently, the restaurant is open until 4
Steve Chapman, manager of Stop 'N'
Go, which is located next door to Taco
Bell, also said there has been an in-
crease in late-night vandalism and
"The place is a madhouse zoo lately,"
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