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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 9, 1981-Page 9

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U.S. aid to fight Libya
NGTON (AP) - The Reagan ad- questioning from Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R- pansionist goals to absorb his Aral
on said yesterday it will provide military Kan.). neighbors in a Libyan-dominated state
lp African countries resist Libyan leader "That is clearly one of the options in front of us," he "His first targets in the creation of s
r Khadafy's effort to "absorb his Arab and said, although he said the administration so far has Crocker said at another point, "ma
eighbors in a Libyan-dominated state." chosen not to interfere with U.S.-Libya trade, in- nations of the Sahel - Chad, Niger, Ma
ognize that African nations need assistance cluding oil. Senegal, and parts of Algeria."
hadafy's diplomacy of subversion and sup- BUT WHEN Sen. Kassebaum said critically later
,international terrorism," Assistant that "we're not prepared to cut off oil," Crocker in- In other testimony at the hearing,
of State hester Crocker told Congress. terrupted her. peared to soften an earlier estimateI
ER TOLD TWO Senate Foreign Relations "No, I didn't say that," he said. "The issue has not students in the United States ma
e subcommittees that the administration been joined." nuclear physics.
dy increased its military aid requests for Crocker said Libya's plan to absorb its neighbors "There are about 4,000 Libyan s
nd Sudan because they are "two countries became clear last December when it announced a country and possibly 200 of them
reatened by Libya." merger with Chad after he said Libya invaded Chad. physics," Robert Flaten, a dep
ministration also has not ruled out a cutoff of HE SAID THE announcement "was not mere secretary of state, testified.
urchases from Libya, Crocker said under hyperbole; it was a real expression of Khadafy's ex-

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mediate," he says.
Most male nurses say they enjoy
their careers, even though "nursing
school paints a rosy picture" of a
profession that is often underpaid and
understaffed, according to Predum.
"Sometimes it can be discouraging,"
says Mike Haas. "We take care of
human beings, but we don't get paid like
the line guys who hang bumpers or guys
who empty garbage." However, most
nurses claim they are satisfied, never-
theless. "I knew the money situation
before I became a nurse," adds
ON-THE-JOB differences for the
female versus the male nurse are vir-
tually negligible. Our job is the same,"
insists Predum. He says nursing has a
"neutered job description." However,
"I can refuse to do a job on a female,
and any patient has the right to refuse
me as a nurse, but this has only hap-
pened about twice in my career," he
Meade observes, "Some of the
patients are curious, but most of them
take it really well." He encountered
perhaps his biggest challenge while on
the OB rotation in nursing school,
where highly personal post-birth
monitoring must be performed on
women. "There was a lot of anxiety on
both parts at first, but if you maintain a
calm and professional attitude, the-
patienta react the same as they would
with a female nurse," he reports. Haas
once encountered a 97-year-old woman
who refused to be treated by males.
What about her physician? "Well, that
was okay. After all, he was the doctor."
NURSES REPORT that a vital part
of their work is teaching patienta. Ac-
cording to Meade, "We teach patients
about self care, disease medication,
and preventive measures." However,
he says he enjoys learning from his
patients even more. One of his patients
gave him tips on how to change brake
shoes on his car. Another was the
author of one of his nursing school tex-
tbooks. A 94-year-old man taught him
the "secret for living: Moderation in
everything ... including moderation."

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Awards presentation ceremony
Ann Roberts, who administered CPR to save the life of a heart attack victim, was just one of the many Ann Arbor
citizens who was awarded for assistance given to the police. The ceremony was held yesterday at City Hall and awards
were given to "recognize the heroic deeds and meritorious service of dedicated professional Ann Arbor Police Officers
and civilians." Handing out the awards to 34 policemen and several civilians were Executive Major Walter Hawkins
and Chief William Corbett. Also present were Mayor Lou Belcher and City Administrator Terry Sprenkel.
Reagan appeals to Helms and
Falwell to support O'Connor
WASHINGTON (AP)-While President Reagan sought to spokesman David Gergen said, however, that the overall
dampen an outcry from the religious and- political right, reaction "has generally been very positive."
Senate Judiciary Chairman Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) He said the president hopes that "those who have ex-
declared yesterday he expects Sandra Day O'Connor to be pressed concern about Judge O'Connor's views will keep an
confirmed without difficulty as the first woman justice of the open mind until they have a chance to hear her express her
Supreme Court. views and a chance to fully examine her record."
"I expect to support her," said Thurmond, himself a key
conservative leader. "I would say the Senate will confirm her TOWARD THAT end, said Gergen, Reagan talked with
unless something comes up that we don't know about." both Helms and Falwell on Tuesday after the announcement
MEANWHILE, IT was learned that Reagan met at the was made. Helms left the meeting non-commital, said
White House with Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and telephoned Gergen. Yesterday, however, Helms said he and "at least
the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the fundamentalist leader of the five or six other" members of the Senate remained "skep-
Moral Majority, in hopes they would "keep an open mind" tical."
about his selection of O'Connor. A spokesman for Falwell said he did not commit himself
Falwell condemned the choice, announced Tuesday, as did despite the president's request that he "reconsider" his
other anti-abortion groups and leaders. White House criticism.

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