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Pag.2 -The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 29, 1987
'U' to host brain.
tissue surgery


A University surgeon is scheduled
to perform the state's first brain
tissue transplant operation on Friday
at the University's Medical Center.
The experimental surgery, which
attempts to reduce the symptoms of
Parkinson's Disease, has been
performed on 50 patients nationwide.
Patients suffering f r o m
Parkinson's cannot secrete
dopamine, a brain chemical that
regulates neurological functions.
Symptoms include senility, loss of
balance, speech disorders, and
respiration problems.
The patient, an unidentified
Michigan woman suffering from
Parkinson's, was chosen after a
rigorous screening process because
of her age, her general state of
health, and the severity of her
disease, according to Michael
Harrison, a University Hospitals
spokesperson. The woman is the
first of six patients chosen for the
operation at the Medical Center.

Dr. Terry Hood, an assistant
professor of surgery at the Medical
School, will graft the patient's
adrenal tissue - which contains
dopamine - into her brain. The
procedure, still considered a last
resort for Parkinson's victims, alle-
viates the symptoms but does not
cure the disease, a spokesperson for
the American Parkinson's Disease
Association said yesterday.
Two patients have died from the
surgery, the APDA spokesperson
said. "A few, however, remarkably
come around. Otherwise patients
either experience little or n o
change," said the spokesperson, who
wished to withhold her name.
Hood refused comment until after
the five-hour surgery is completed.
The operation, still considered
experimental, will be conducted
through the University's Department
of Clinical Re search. The
University's surgical team spent the
last year securing approval from the
University to conduct the operation,
Harrison said.


NOV. 18th & 19th
Representatives from the following schools
will be elected:

Home sweet home Doily Photo byJOHN MUNSON,
Alan Cotzin, a development officer for the University's Department of
Surgery, shows a room at the new Michigan Transplant House to Pat
Boggs, the first patient to have a liver transplant at the University, and
her husband. The Transplant House, which opened yesterday, will allow
transplant patients from University hospitals to recuperate "in a comfor-
table, homelike atmosphere where they can regain independence and
share support with others undergoing similar experiences," Cotzin said.
Assault building in the 300 block of East
The Ann Arbor Police Jefferson through an unlocked door
Department is investigating an and sexually assaulted the woman
incident Tuesday morning in which a while holding a knife to her throat.
suspect entered a house, stole Before fleeing, the intruder took a
money, and raped an Ann Arbor small amount of money.
resident, according to Sgt. Jan by Steve Blonder
Suomala. The suspect entered the
Come ... if you dare ... to the Morgue!
The Annual U of M ROTC Tri Service
October 30 and 31
7:00-12:00 Midnight
Admission: $1.75 or $1.00
with a canned good for
the homeless
Location: North Hall
next to Dental Building
All Proceeds To UNICEF
and Mott's Children's Hospital

Compiled from Associated Press reports
Attack kills two U.S. sergeants
ANGELES CITY, Philippines - Suspected communist rebels shot
and killed two members of the U.S. Air Force and two other people
yesterday in separate daylight attacks near the giant U.S. Clark Air Base.
U.S. officials said the dead included two Air Force sergeants, a
Filipino retired from the U.S. Air Force and a Filipino businessman of
U.S. ancestry. Assassins also fired on an Air Force captain.
The attacks came within 15 minutes of each other and followed by
several hours the slayings of two police officers and the wounding of an
army colonel in Manila Authorities also blamed those on the rebels.
Names of the victims were not immediately available.
Dow Jones rises after stock
market prices fluctuate
NEW YORK - The stock market wavered uncertainly yesterday after
rebounding from an early sell-off, leaving the Dow Jones industrial
average up a fraction of a point.
The Dow average was down as many as 63 points yesterday morning
as traders responded to overseas losses. But the stocks rallied, rising to a
brief high of 35 points.
Two stocks declined for every one that advanced in heavy trading.
The Dow industrials ended the day up 0.33 points at 1,846,82. More
than 279 million shares were traded in another abbreviated session.
Markets have been closing two hours early to allow people to catch up on
paper work.
Still, the market averted the collapse that many had feared following
sharp declines in Asia and Europe.
Federal Budget deficit falls
WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit, helped by a revenue
bonanza, shrank by 33 percent in the budget year which ended Sept. 3(
' even though the U.S. government spent $1'trillion for the first time in
history, the Reagan administration reported yesterday.
The administration's final accounting for the past budget year showed
the imbalance between revenues and spending- fell to $148 billion, down
from the record $221.1 billion in the 1986 fiscal year.
The improvement came in a 12-month period in which the federal
government spent a record $1.002 trillion, up 1.2 percent from fiscal 1986
when federal spending was $990.2 billion.
Revenues shot up at a much faster clip than spending, rising by 11.1
percent to total $854.1 billion. The increase was due in large part to
higher-than-expected individual tax payments resulting from the
changeover to the new tax law.
Kidnappers free S. Korean
BEIRUT - Kidnappers released a South Korean diplomat for a $1
million ransom after holding him for 21 months, the leader of the
mainstream Shiite Moslem militia said yesterday.
Do Chae-Sung was released Tuesday, and "not less than one million
dollars could have been paid," Nabih Berri, leader of the Shiite Amal
militia, told reporters at his residence in Moslem west Beirut.
"Amal did her job to protect him after his release into a safe voyage,"
Berri said in English. He did not disclose further details.
No information was immediately available about who purportedly
provided the money and who was paid.
Do, 45, the second secretary to the South Korean embassy in Beirut,
was kidnapped in the city's Moslem western sector on Jan. 31, 1986. A
group calling itself Revolutionary Cells claimed his abduction, but has
made no public demands.





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Mon. Oct. 19

DEADLINE for applications:
Thurs. Oct. 29
Michigan Student Assembly
3909 Michigan Union



Game asks: How did
Heather lose her mind?
Who says lying around and watching soap operas all afternoon is a
waste of time?
Now, a new game put out by the United States Playing Card
Company allows soap opera fanatics to put their knowledge to the
test. Called "Soap Opera Challenge," the game is made up of sex sets
of questions on cards about the daytime shows: Guiding Light, All
My Children, General Hospital, the Young and the Restless, As the
World Turns, and Days of Our Lives.
Yesterday, the Daily received in the mail a deck of cards
challenging our staff's knowledge of General Hospital.. Some of the
questions were:
-What caused Heather Grant to lose her mind?
-Who conceived a child with Alan Quatermaine out of love and out
of wedlock?
-Why did Leslie Williams believe that her illegitimate child had
been born dead?
-Who shot Tony Jones, putting him into a coma and causing Tania
to miscarry?
The game goes on sale in supermarkets, gift, toy and drug stores
nationwide this month. -Kery Murakami
Ehe Michtgan U atIV
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