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The Michigan Daily-Monday, November 16, 1987- Page 3

FDA gives
to heart
six-month delay, the Food and Drug
Administration Friday approved a
drug to save the lives of heart attack
victims that was developed and tested
by a University physician.
FDA Commissioner Frank
Young called approval of the geneti-
cally engineered drug widely known
as TPA "a major advance in the
management of coronary heart dis-
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at
the University's Medical Center, has
been developing TPA - which dis-
solves blood clots during heart at-
tacks - since 1984. He was the first
physician in the world to use TPA in
is perhaps the most important and
landmark event that has occurred in
the field of cardiology during the past
10 years," Topol said in a statement
released Friday afternoon. "The ap-
proval of TPA has profound imp-
lications for the therapy of heart at-
tacks in the future."
Young said it was additional
clinical evidence of TPA's ability to
limit heart muscle damage that play-
ed a large role in prompting the FDA
to approve the drug after an advisory
committee recommended on May 29
that it not be approved pending fur-
ther studies.
Dr. Howard Morgan, president of
the American Heart Association, said
that "TPA can reduce the amount of
damage to the heart muscle as well as
the number of deaths due to heart at-
tacks if it is administered soon -
within a few hours - after symp-
toms begin."
TPA "HAS the ability to abort
or markedly interrupt the heart at-
tack," Topol said. "This aggressive
form of heart therapy, if administered
within the first few hours of the
symptoms of a heart attack, has been
shown to decrease the in-hospital
death rate by approximately 25 per-
He estimated the drug will save
50,000 to 75,000 lives this year.
TPA should be available within
two or three weeks in emergency
rooms nationwide, said officials of
San Francisco's Genetech Inc., which
developed it. They declined to say
how much it will cost in the United
States but indicated that it probably
will be in line with the $2,000-per-
treatment charge in other countries
where it already is on the market.

City buys land
for $248,000


over listed price

Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Pucked up
Four young Michigan hockey fans retrieve a puck from the safety net behind the Michigan State goal at Satur-
day's game. Michigan beat Michigan 6-4 after losing one to the Spartans Friday night, 6-3.;
Studets link upwith Dukakis

The Ann Arbor City Council
voted Friday to purchase almost 150
acres of land as a landfill buffer, even
though the cost for the property is
$248,000 over the price listed with a
local real estate agency.
The land, located in Pittsfield, was
bought for $597,000. The land was
listed at $349,000 with American
Heritage Century 21.
City Councilmember Seth
Hirshorn (D-Second Ward) shared the
disappointment of many
councilmembers, attributing the
inflated price to poor planning on the
part of the city administrator.
"(The deal) was approved by
council without benefit of good
administrative review," he said.
The city also neglected to put an
escape clause into the contract, by
which the sale could be delayed or
cancelled. Including the escape
clause, said Hirshon, "is normal for a
transaction of this magnitude."
Leigh Chizek, a s s i s t a n t
administrator for engineering, said
the city did not include an escape
clause because "the intent was to go
ahead and purchase the land. We
wanted to make that very clear to the
city and the owners."
He also defened the price the city
paid for the plot. "When I checked
with the assessor's office, he thought

it was a fair price."
A proposal put before the council
Friday to subpoena the owners of the
land in an effort to release the city
from the current contract failed..
Landowners told the city the plot,
contained 149.4 acres but it only has
Councilmember Jeanette
Middleton (R-Third Ward), who voted,
to reject the proposal, said she did so,
because the city desperately needs the
land to move into Phase Three of the
landfill development. Chizek said
there is only one-and-a half years of,
landfill left.
Phase Three establishes a new
landfill, and the newly purchased land
will serve as a required buffer zone
between the landfill and nearby
Councilmember Jerry Schleicher
(R-Fourth Ward) said that he still had
"some unanswered questions" and,
that there was "not enough good
faith" shown by the landowners.

Students' eyes were glued to the
huge television screen in the Modern
Languages Building as they watched
and listened to Democratic
Presidential candidate Michael
Dukakis answer questions from
college students around the nation
Though Dukakis spoke live from
Texas A & M University, he drew
telephoned questions from 5 0
universities by accepting collect
After waiting for about 50
minutes, University graduate student
John Quist got to ask the candidate
about his stance on health care
Dukakis, governor of
Massachusetts, said the health care
crisis in the United States affects

more than 40 million people and
promised to address the issue as
president. He cited the Massachusetts
state-wide health care plan that he

College Interview" was organized by
Students For Dukakis. The 100-
member group works directly with
Dukakis' national headquarters in

implemented as governor. Boston. In addition to planning a
Before the one-hour program fund raiser for Dukakis in December,
began, students wrote out their the group plans to go to Iowa in
questions on a piece of paper that February for the democratic caucus.
was collected by a coordinator of about a class, but he does expect
Students for Dukakis. The selected students to read the class material and
question on health care was randomly to communicate.
drawn from a knapsack. "You should learn to have enough
Questions from other universities gumption to speak-up, even though
ranged from acid rain and the you may be wrong or even though
economy to relations with the Soviet you are only one of two minority
Union, Nicaragua, and South Africa. students in the class," he said.
"It was a good feeling that it (the
program) was just for students," said S T O R Y also offered several
LSA junior Keith Brand and member recommendations to students. He
of Students for Dukakis. stressed that students should speak
The University's participation in and ask questions after reviewing
the program entitled "A National notes and thinking.

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Washington-based investigators will
fly to Denver to investigate last
night's crash, NTSB spokesperson
Ted Lopatkiewicz said.
At Denver General Hospital , Dr.
Peter Pons said there were 19 con-
firmed deaths and that 54 people were
taken to area hospitals with injuries,
and three were in critical condition.
He said eight people were believed to
be in the wreckage, with one or two
of them believed still alive.
Rescue workers set up emergency
lights on the runway and used electric
saws to remove wreckage. The air-
port was closed shortly after the
"Right now there's emergency

operations trying to get injured peo-]
ple extracted from the plane," said
Denver police officer John Wyckoff,
shortly after the crash. "It's just a
chaotic scene right now."
Boulware said the airplane was
"on its back. The tail cone is about'
300 yards away. The aircraft is bro-

ken amidships. The fuselage split
open." Visibility was down to one-
eighth of a mile, he said.
As the injured walked into the
hospital, one unidentified victim
yelled to the waiting news media,
"Hey you ghouls, does this make
you happy?"

Pastor Mike Caulk
Diag Evangelist
7 p.m.
2231 Angell Hall

Free Press reports Baker visit

(continued from Page 1)
he firmly denied that they specifically
asked Bennett to become president.
Miller told the Free Press that
only one representative, a regent, met
with Bennett.
No members of the University's
Board of Regents have confirmed
meeting with Bennett, but Regent
Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) told the

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