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- Friday, September 23, 1988

Cancer
Continued from Page 1
The unit employs its own full
time social worker to aid families in
locating temporary residence and re-
solve other problems encountered
while a family member undergoes
treatment.
Bone marrow, an organ located
inside human bones is the "home of
the immune system," Messerschmidt
said. Bone marrow produces red
blood cells, which carry oxygen;
platelets, which clot blood; and
.'white blood cells, which combat
infection.
There are three methods of bone
marrow transplants: allogeneic, syn-
.geneic, and autologous. In an allo-
geneic transplant, bonemarrow,
from a sibling, or other blood
relative is used in order to ensure a
close genetic match to the infected
Religious
Services
A VAVA VAVA
American Baptist Campus Center
First Baptist Church
Huron St. (between State and Division)
Across from Campus
' Sunday:
9:55 Whorship Service
11:15 Church School Classes for all ages
Wednesdays:
5:30 (beginning September 14)
Supper (free) and fellowship
and Bible Study
A get acquainted supper will be held
Sunday, September 18, at 5:30.
Please join us.
Center open each day
For information call
663-9376
Robert B. Wallace, pastor
CAMPUS CHAPEL
one block south of CCRB on Washtenaw)
At 10:00 am: This Sunday's sermon will
be "Paradox in the Pulpit", celebrating
the 25th anniversary of
Reverand Postema's ordination.
At 6 pm: Service of Meditation, Prayer,
plus music from the Taize'
community in France
Everyone is welcome!
Canterbury House
Holy Eucharist 5:00 pm
supper 6:00 pm
(no charge to students)

patient. Yet, in such a process, the
patient must be treated for possible
rejection of the bone marrow.
Syngeneic transplants are taken
from an identical twin who has the
same genes and the fear of rejection
is not an issue.
In autologous transplants, the
method to be used at the University,
bone marrow is taken from the pa-
tients themselves. Messerschmidt
considers this process the "wave of
the future," in bone marrow trans-
plants.
"A bone marrow transplant is the
same idea as an organ transplant,"
Messerschmidt explained. He out-
lined the three basic principles in a
transplant:
-first, healthy transplanted
marrow must have a place to attach;
-second, all the cancerous cells
must be permanently destroyed; and
-finally when undergoing an allo-
geneic transplant, lymph nodes must
be suppressed or destroyed so as to
avoid rejection of the transplanted
bone marrow. The lymphnodes will
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Previously, radiation therapy was
used, to treat leukemia, but was not
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tumor permanently and caused the
patient to feel ill. The University's
program will alleviate some of the
suffering patients must endure by
"replacing total body irradiation with
a better, less toxic drug, and by
paying meticulous attention to (the)
avoidance of infection,"
Messerschmidt said.
Treatment can be administered to
children and adults up to 70 years
old. Previous methods could not
treat patients older than 55. The
transplant team expects to do
between 80 and 120 autologous
operations and 40 to 50 of the more
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Continued from Page 1 Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
But Dr. Edward Pierce, a former .
Ann Arbor mayor and honorary co- $7. i
chair of the People's Campaign, said S&LS down $7.5 billion i 88
that before abortion was legalized by WASHINGTON - The nation's savings institutions lost $7.5 billion
Roe vs. Wade in1973, women with in the first half of this year, the government reported yesterday, as a
blood poisoning or in shock from il- Senate leader called for the biggest federal bailout in history.
legal abortions would arrive in his The Federal Home Loan Bank Board said S&Ls lost $3.6 billion in the
office three or four times a year. April-June quarter, a modest improvement over the $3.9 billion loss of
"A woman will get (an abortion), the first quarter.
whether legal or illegal," he said. The industry in only the first half of the year is already approaching
Frey said she sees this proposal as the post-Depression record loss of $7.8 billion for all of 1987.
"the first step toward denying all of Senate Banking Committee Chair William Proxmire (D-Wis.), who is
Michigan the right to choose... Once retiring after building a reputation as a penny-pinching legislator during
we start down this slipping slope, 31 years in office, said yesterday that the next Congress will have to
there is no telling where we will appropriate at least $20 billion - about $81 for every person in the
end." country - to bail out the industry.
"This is just the beginning," p f
agreed Caulk. "A constitutional tae to use pension tofig t
amendment is what we reallywantRg" N. Ireland discrimination
Life has been battling the pro-choice LANSING - Michigan will use the voting power of its pension fund
forces in the state to prohibit Medi- stocks to fight discrimination against Roman Catholics in Northern
caid-funded abortion. Right to Life Ireland under a bill which won approval in the House yesterday.
won its battle in June of 1987, but a The House approved the measure on a 99-9 vote and sent it back to the
series of court appeals have prevented Senate for quick technical reconsideration.
the initiative from taking immediate The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Kelly (D-Grosse Pointe Woods),
effect. In March, The People's Cam- urges U.S. companies with operations in Northern Ireland to live up to a
paign for Choice garnered enough set of anti-discrimination guidelines known as the MacBride Principles,
signatures to insure a referendum on by flexing the voting muscle of its $15 billion pension fund.
November's ballot. The unemployment rate among Roman Catholics in that country is 2
- -1/2 times higher than that of Protestants, who make up a majority of the
country.
Blair McGowan, Michigan president of the Irish American Unity
Conference, said employers can easily determine the religion of a job
applicant by asking which schools they attended.
State may enact waste laws
LANSING - Individuals or corporations that improperly dispose of
infectious medical waste would be guilty of a felony under a package of
bills introduced yesterday by state legislators.
The six bills would regulate the way generators of infectious medical
Cd waste disposed of the material, as well as requiring a permit from the
Department of Natural Resources for any facility transporting, treating, or
storing infectious medical waste.
The measures are a response to medical waste washing up on Great
Lakes beaches and elsewhere in the United States. A handful of medical
FIis I * Indestructible vials and 79 syringes of unknown origin washed up on two Michigan
beaches this month.
"We have a responsibility to protect the world's greatest fresh water
001 Indispensable supply from contamination and protect people from infectious waste,"
said Rep. Teola Hunter (D-Detroit).
Incomparable State libel law may change
LANSING - Michigan reporters and news outlets would regain
stronger legal protection against libel lawsuits under legislation approved
yesterday by a Senate committee.
The bill would restore a legal-standard struck down in a 1986 state
Supreme Court decision and make it harder for plaintiffs to collect
r ' damages for erroneous stories.
The bill, approved 5-0 by the Senate Judiciary Committee, now goes
.J-w-l-y."-to the full Senate. It has passed the House, but would have to return there
--5E" '-for consideration of minor Senate changes.
Approval in committee came after several news officials and attorneys
warned that the Supreme Court ruling had damaged the media's ability to

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EXTRAS

City rejects 'heavy metal
mating' steel sculpture
WARREN (AP) - Thomas Gossett thought his sculpture of a
stainless-steel bolt chasing a giant square nut was a fitting decoration for
his business, Creative Metals Inc.
But the city of Warren objected and the suggestive would-be work of
art has been exiled to the back of his shop, where Gossett plans to
separate the figures and set them up playing volleyball or something
equally inofensive.
Those objecting called it heavy metal mating. Officials in the Detroit
suburb called it illegal.
"It doesn't fall within the city's sign ordinance," said Mayor Ronald
Bonkowski. "Our building department has received many calls and letters
about this, this object, for want of a better word. The city suggested he
remove it from in front of his business and he'did. We're happy about
that."
"I've seen it, and it doesn't qualify as a sign. Is it art? Not to me."
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