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Salt, not
sodium,
raises
blood
pressure
BOSTON (AP) - Challenging a
widely held belief, researchers say
new findings suggest that ordinary
table salt may be the only form of
sodium that raises people's blood
pressures.
They cautioned, however, that
their tentative results must be
confirmed by other researchers before
they are used to tell people what
they can safely eat. But if the
results, based on a small study, hold
up, they will overturn one of
medicine's most often-repeated
doctrines: all sodium is bad for
people with high blood pressure.
"I hate to use the word
'bombshell', but I think it will
startle many people," said Dr. R.
Morris, one of the study's authors
nand director of the General Clinical
Research Center at the Univeristy of
California, San Francisco.
Table salt, which is sodium
chloride, has long been known to
raise blood pressure in people with
hypertension. However, Morris said
doctors frequently ask their patients
to cut back on all forms of sodium,
not just salt.
"For many years the words
'sodium' and 'salt' have been used
interchangeably," said Morris. "That
was because people thought the only
part of salt that was important was
the sodium component. We are
suggesting that it's not just sodium.
It's sodium chloride."

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 22, 1987- Page 3
Contras free

priests after

11

days captivity

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -
A Roman Catholic priest said
yesterday that he and one other
clergyman held by U.S.-supported
rebels for 11 days were free, after
they had been threatened and treated
badly.
The Rev. Enrique Blandon radioed
the Witness for Peace office (a
religious group that opposes U.S.
policies in Central America) from
Wasala, 118 miles north of
Managua, to say that he and the
Rev. Adolfo Tiffer, a Seventh-day
Adventist pastor, had been released.
Contra spokesperson Marta
Sacasa said in Miami that the two
clergymen were freed in front of
several witnesses at a home in El
Ocote, about 124 miles north of
Managua and near Waslala, where
Blandon and Tiffer live.
Blandon, in the radio call heard by
several journalists, said they were
kidnapped by a rebel chief who called
himself "Cantinflas."
"He threatened us with death and
told us we would be in their power
because we were dangerous people,"
he said. "They did not accept any
argument. They are people you
cannot talk with."
Blandon said the two were in
satisfactory physical condition.
Tiffer did not speak in the radio call.
In Miami, the rebels said Paul
Alan Fisher, an American being held
since Saturday, would be freed "as

soon as there are secure circum-
stances."
"We have advised foreigners who
are cooperating with the Sandinista
government... that they have n o
reason to be in military zones. It's a
dangerous situation, " Sacasa said.
The U.S.-backed Contras
originally denied specifically that
they were holding Blandon and
Tiffer, who were with a local peace
commission when they disappeared
Oct. 10.
Fisher has been in Nicaragua
since April and is part of a 32-
member team traveling through the
countryside to check on reports of
human rights violations by the
Contras.
The Sandanista government has
declared a unilateral, partial cease-fire
in four small areas of Nicaragua,
including a region near Waslala. The
dozens of local peace commissions it
has set up in the zones have
instructions to seek out and discuss
truce terms with rebel field
commanders.
WEEKEND
MAGAZINE
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763-0379 .

Daily Photo by KAREN HANDELMAN

Progress
Construction workers at the new chemistry building site begin to build concrete steps of a lecture hall.
MSAvoisopposition to code

(continued from Page 1)
In other business, the assembly
passed a resolution which once again
voices opposition to the proposed
code of non-academic conduct. The
resolution, sponsored by the Student
Rights Committee, was brought up
Tuesday night partly to make the
assembly's stance on the code clear
to new students.
The resolution was also passed
partly to allay fears that the assem-

bly was softening on its code stance.
"It's been questioned what MSA's
position is on the code," said LSA
representative Cheryl Tilles.
Questions arose when the assembly
failed to pass a resolution last week
that asked University President

Harold Shapiro to answer students'
questions on the code.
Many assembly members, how-
ever, thought Shapiro answered
pertinent questions about the code
when the assembly met with
Shapiro at his house earlier this
month.

Group mourns domestic
violence victims at vigil

TH E LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Campus Cinema
Close Encounters of the Third
Kind (Steven Speilberg, 1977) 7:00
and 9:30 p.m. Lorch
Alien creatures come to this planet and
force Richard Dreyfuss to play with his
food and to dig up his garden. Actually,
it is one of the best films in the
extraterrestrial communication genre,
and one Speilberg should be proud of.
Meetings
The Navigators'
Christian Fellowship -
7:30 p.m., Michigan League, 3rd
floor. For more information, call
Jerry at 484-3443.
Graduate Christian
Fellowship - Panel
discussion with University
faculty and administrators on
"The Nature of the University,"
7:00 p.m., Room D, Michigan
League.
Miskatonic - Meeting,
8:00 p.m., Crofoot R o o m,
Michigan Union.
History Majors a n d
Prospective History
Majors - 4:30 p.m., Clements
Library.
U of M Outing Club
Mass Meeting - 6:30 p.m.,
Anderson D, Michigan Union.
Furthermore
Music at Midday
-Baritone Blane Shaw, with
classical and spirituals singer
Mark Smith. 12:15 p.m.,
Pendleton Room, Michigan
Union.
Pre-interview - Recruit
U.S.A.: 2-6 p.m. Interested in
technical w r i t i n g,
communications, and engineering
degree holders, Room 143
Chrysler. FMC Corporation-5-
7p.m., Room 1500 EECS.
Sponsored by Society of Women
Engineers.
Food-processor Possib-
ilities - Cooking tips. 7-9
p.m., Ann Arbor Y.
Israel Information -
Jewish Agency kibbutz-aliyah
desk, answer questions and
provide information about
programs in Israel. Call for
ar vn mnnt A '1 A A

Safewalk - Night-time
safety walking service. 8 p.m. -
1:30 a.m., Room 102, UGLi.
National Collegiate Al-
cohol Awareness Week -
Jazz musicians and alcohol-free
beverages. 9 p.m., The
University Club, Michigan
Union.
Art display by Roger
Hayes - "The Face of Hell is
Military," Oct. 20-Nov. 13, 111
Art, 111 Third St.
U of M Bowling Club
- Men and women's tryouts for
intercollegiate competition, 2-6
p.m., Colonial Lanes.
Womyn's Fall Dance -
Sponsored by Lesbian and Gay
Law Students, Sat., Oct. 24, 9
p.m., Law Quad Lounge.
Impact Jazz Workshop
- 7-8:30 p.m., West Quad
Wedge Room.
The Waykools - A 50's
style Rock and Roll band at the
Heidelberg, 215 N. Main.
Martial Arts Demon-
stration - 7-8 p.m., Blue
Lounge, Stockwell Hall.
Speakers
John Grube - "Careers in
Commercial Banking", 4:30
p.m., Kresge Building, room
K1320.
Arlene Agus - Lecture and
service celebrating and examining
Rosh Hodesh, the monthly
celebration of the new moon.
7:30 p.m., Hillel, 339 E.
Liberty.
Liz Hamp-Lyons -
"Writing In-Class Essays", 4-
5:15 p.m., 219 Angell Hall.
Dr. Lee Somers - At-
mospheric and Oceanic Sciences,
8:30 p.m., Room 1520, School
of Natural Resources.
Kent Walley - "Dis-
cipleship", 7 p.m., Room 126,
East Quad.
Dr. Jeffrey Parsons -
"The Valley of Mexico Re-
visited: Is the Laboratory
Damaged Beyond Repair?", noon,
Room 2009, Museums Building.
Clint Hewitt - "Deve-
lopment on Chinese University
Campuses: What Lessons Can Be
Learned?," 3-5 p.m., 1040 Dana
Building.

(Continued from Page 1)
Kata Issari, the University's
sexual assault counselor who works
with the Sexual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center (SAPAC),
addressed the crowd
"It's easy to get depressed because
there's a lot of pain, but there are
also a lot of inspirational moments.
We have to focus on the small
victories as we head toward the larger
victory," she said.
Ann Arbor has already taken
several steps to end domestic
violence, such as the designation of
October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month and the city's
Mandatory Arrest Ordinance which
was established last May. The
ordinance requires the arrest of men
when their wives show evidence of
physical abuse within 24 hours of a
battery.
Lou Okin, a coordinator of the
vigil and Livingston County Shelter
counselor for men who batter
women, counsels men whose wives
have left them, or threatened to leave
them. He said counseling is only 10
Ak

percent effective, though many men
become less violent.
Pam Kischa volunteer SAPAC
coordinator, attended the vigil and
said, "It's always really powerful to
hear women speak out."
As part of many activities in
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, the ceremony was sponsored
by SAFEhouse's Domestic Violence
Project, the Ann Arbor Assault
Crisis Center, the Washtenaw
County Women's Crisis Center, and
SAPAC.
Cramer said one of every three
women experience violence, and a
third of all homicide victims are
killed by their partners.

The LSA Project for Language Research and
Development, the Committee on Foreign Language
Instruction and the Language Laboratory
announce
a Colloquium on
Approaches to Foreign
Language Testing
October 24,1987
9am-4pm
Hussey Room
Michigan League
SPEAKERS
John Clark, Defense Language Institute
Charles James, University of Wisconsin
Dale Lange, University of Minnesota
Charles Stansfield, Center for Applied Linguistics
Marjorie Tussing, California FL Competency Project

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