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Reps.: Court ruling
won't affect MI bill

The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 9,1989 - Page 3
Bush planned to
seize Noriega,

by Noelle Vance
Daily Government Reporter
A recent Florida Supreme Court
decision that struck down a bill re-
quiring minors to obtain parental
consent before having an abortion
will have no effect on a similar bill
pending in the Michigan legislature,
Michigan lawmakers say.
Senate Bill 513, introduced by
Sens. Jack Welborn (R-Kalamazoo)
and Frederick Dillingham (R-
Fowlerville) and identical House Bill
5103 would require females under the
age of 18 to obtain consent from at
least one parent before having an
If the minor refuses to seek con-
sent of her parents, or the guardian
denies consent, the minor may peti-
tion the juvenile court for a waiver
of parental consent.
"The situations between Florida
and Michigan are not similar," said
Dillingham. "In Michigan, the only
surgical procedure that doesn't re-
quire parental consent is abortion. In
Florida, the court was not ruling on
parental consent; the ruling was on
The Florida court ruled in a case
in which a 15-year-old girl did not
want to tell her mother she was hav-
ing an abortion because her mother

was ill and to learn that her daughter
was pregnant "would kill her."
The Florida court used a constitu-
tional provision on privacy to strike
down the law.
Michigan's state constitution
does not contain a privacy clause.
One reason the ruling will not
have an effect in Michigan, said state
Rep. Michael Griffin (D-Jackson) is
that "75 percent of the people up
here approve of it."
Because the law may be unconsti-
tutional in Florida does not mean it
will be in Michigan, he said.
Abortion rights activists across
the country have said the inconsis-
tency of state constitutions is one
reason states should not have the fi-
nal rule on abortion rights.
"There's an incredible variance
from state to state," said Anna
Stubblefield, a member of the Ann
Arbor Committee to Defend
Abortion Rights. The laws should
be consistent, she said. "It should
not be something where you can
step over a [state] line" to get an
Michigan Gov. James Blanchard
has said he will veto the bill, along
with two others that have been pro-
posed if they pass the legislature.


officials say

Bush Administration was preparing
covert action to seize Panamanian
leader Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega
during a coup attempt last week, but
the uprising collapsed before the
plan could be executed, officials said
President Bush made the decision
near the end of a failed coup Tues-
day, and the order was conveyed to
the commander of U.S. forces in
Panama, Gen. Maxwell Thurman,
said Secretary of State James A.
Baker III and Brent Scowcroft, the
White House national security advi-
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
said that at the onset of the coup he
told Thurman to be prepared to use
peaceful means to take custody of
Noriega, but the chance never came.
"After the Panamanians had con-
tacted us and told us...that they had
Noriega but that they would not give
him to us, I made it clear that our
commander on the scene was autho-
rized to get him out if he could,

without using military force, and
that he should develop an option or a
plan to use military force to get
him," Cheney said on the CBS-TV
program "Face the Nation."
"We never made the decision to
use military force, that would have
involved going in against the rebels
and taking Noriega from them. I
never thought that was a very good
idea, but we told to him to be pre-
pared in case he got the order to do
so. Shortly after that, the coup fell
apart," Cheney said.
Baker, Cheney and Scowcroft
said top presidential advisers believe
they acted correctly during the failed
coup, despite criticism from
Congress that U.S. forces should
have helped the rebels or intervened
to seize Noriega for trial in the
United States on drug charges.
It is still not 100 percent certain
that the rebels who seized Noriega's
headquarters ever had custody of the
leader, Scowcroft said.
Noriega has said that he was
never in custody.

Fall's Here
Grace Amer, 3, eats an apple at Apple Farms orchard in Ypsilante.




Appeal forestalls bar closing

Dooley's bar, suspended last
month by the Michigan Liquor
Control Commission for allowing
minors to purchase and consume al-
cohol on the premises, will remain
open because the bar's appeal has de-
layed the suspension.
Dooley's, located at 331 Maynard
St., was ordered to close for 46 days
starting Oct. 1 and to pay fines total-

ing $4,900. Last Thursday, the
Department of Commerce stated that
Dooley's has paid the fines.
On Sept. 25, Dooley's postponed
its suspension and took the case to
the Washtenaw County Appeals
A circuit judge has put a tempo-
rary restraining order on the suspen-
sion until Oct. 25, said Michigan

Assistant Attorney General Art
D'Hondt. On that date, D'Hondt
said, the judge could either dismiss
the case or vacate the liquor com-
mission's order.
The hearing on the appeal has
been set for Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court.
- Jennifer Hirl

Dental students face
off in research duel

by Scott Roush
W Efficacy of periodontal ligament
injection of benadryl. Regeneration
of the trigeminal nerve in axototl
These were two of the presenta-
tions on display Saturday at the
Dental School as students from
Michigan and Ohio State faced off in
the Third Annual Dental Research
Project Competition.
Six dental students from each
university got up early to carefully
set up the displays of their research,
while judges spent the next few
hours examining and analyzing the
The competition was the brain-
child of Michigan Dentistry Prof.
Walter Loesche and Ohio State
Dental School Professor Samuel
Rosen. Three years ago, when they
were boasting to each other about
the capabilities of their students,
Rosen challenged Loesche to a com-
petition between the two schools.
Most students viewed the event
as a friendly competition and a

chance to share ideas. "Both the fac-
ulty and students get a lot out of it,"
Rosen said.
This year's winner was Debbie
New of Ohio State, and Michigan
students James Lee and Earnest
Johnson tied for second place. The
winner earned a plaque, and the los-
ing school received a gag gift from
the winning school. The first year,
the event was held in Ann Arbor,
and Ohio State won the competition.
Then, last year, the Michigan stu-
dents traveled to Columbus and came
back winners.
Student researchers from each
university work on projects the pre-
vious year to prepare for the compe-
tition. The six best projects are then
picked by judges within the students'
school. Second-year Michigan dental
student William Robson com-
mented, "It is an honor to be se-
lected. I did it to find out what re-
search was about."
Other Michigan students partici-
pating were John Spurr, K.M.
Brownson and Cheryl Nakfoor.



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