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%ARCH 1988 The Student Body



Continued From Page 19
cameras, directing him to take shots of
his walk down the cable.
"This was the biggest challenge of my
trip. Someone asked me to save his life
Oy walking across a bridge," Qadeer
Although thoughts of death raced
through Qadeer's mind, he did not lose
his sense of humor.
"For the first time in my life I didn't
know if I would be dead or alive in the
next 15 minutes," he said.
"The last thingI thought was, 'If I die,
at least the Daily Cal will have an in-
eresting story,'" Qadeer said.
Without a safety belt, 700 feet above
the water, 450 feet above six lanes of
freeway and with 20 mph winds
swaying the cables, Qadeer descended
the bridge cable.
After nearly half an hour, Qadeer got
to the roadside and security guards res-
cued Whalen from the elevator.
"As far as I know," said Whalen, who
has been a bridge technician for the past
ven years, "no person has ever walked
e entire cable with (no safety belt)."
Of the 12 longest suspension bridges
in the country, Qadeer has only one
left-the.Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington. After that, he hopes to con-
quer suspension bridges all around the
ntinued From Page 19
ory loss and lack of coordination.
Other symptoms include low blood
sugar attacks, panic or anxiety attacks,
sleep disturbances, hair loss, depress-
ion, mood swings and personality
Many people with these symptoms
are misdiagnosed, labelled as
hypochondriacs or told "it's all in your
"It has just been in the last two years
hat it's really coming to the attention of
he medical professionals," Zanella
Some symptoms can be relieved with
prescription anti-depressants, anti-
inflammatory drugs and analgesics. Dr.
Nabih Abdou, a researcher at the U. of
Kansas Medical Center, found that
atment with a massive dose of im-
ne serum globulins, injected month-
ly and lasting six months, may elimin-
ate the severe symptoms of the disease,
according to the Kansas City Kansan.
Though still debating its cause, many
esearchers believe it is related to Ep-
stein-Barr virus-the herpes virus
causing mononucleosis-exposure, she
report from the National CEBV
drome Association said that "nearly
(95 percent of the public) is exposed to
the common Epstein-Barr virus, which
stays in the body for life. In most people,
it remains dormant... But in some
people, the virus either stays active
from the moment of infection or flares
up later. (In those cases) chronic illness
sometimes results."
CEBV is not contagious, and the Ep-
in-Barr virus is found all over the
orld. Whether someone develops
EBV depends on how his or her body
eals with the virus, the Association

Some researchers believe the virus
merges from its latent state because of
s reaction with a new virus, environ-
ental pollutants- or even stress fac-

Underwater hockey surfaces in college pools
By Melissa Murphy See photo on front page. using teamwork, speed swimming a
U. of Minnesota, Twin Cities quick passes. Players coming up for
clutch a 12-inch hockey stick and splash circle ack to nla defense on the d


First one head surfaces, then two
more pop up, as underwater hockey
buffs sputter and gasp for air.
Soon all heads appear and fans real-
ize a goal has been scored.The players,
smiling and panting, resolve which
team scored the goal.
Underwater hockey may never be re-
corded in sports annals as a spectator
sport, but that doesn't bother its
To the casual observer, a puzzled look
dcn'fntit n i, +iiAncni Ci'inia onn

into the pool.
It may look like they're searching for
the pool's filtering system. Actually,
they're mining the bottom for a three-
pound brass puck in an attempt to score
a goal.
At the call of"Sticks up. Go," one play-
er from each team races underwater to
the puck and the others follow.
"We want a constant rotationofthree,
four fresh players underwater," player
Gary Christiansen said. "We can't have
everyone underwater at the same time."
The obiective is to beat the defender

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cent. Bottom-time and surface recovery
are important aspects of the game.
"The challenge is to see how long you
can stay down (called bottom-time),"
captain Ben Erickson said. "You don't
want to stay down more than 20 seconds
or you'll get burnt out."
Surface recovery ranges from five to
10 seconds. The game runs continuous-
ly for two 15-minute halves and stops
briefly after a score.
Like ice hockey, underwater hockey
has a referee, timekeeper and desig-

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