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Page 2-Friday, July 31, 1981-The Michigan Daily
U.S. fighters
W .
wice intercept
Cl-uban .planes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Navy F-14 jet
'fighters twice intercepted Cuban war-
planes recently in the Florida Strait
when it appeared the MiG 21s might be
headed for the U.S. carrier Indepen-
dence, Pentagon sources said yester-
On both occasions, the sources said,
the Cuban MiGs turned back toward
their own territory after the US.
fighters approached them over inter-
national waters.
THE CUBAN planes got no closer
than 60 miles to the Independence and
there was no hostile action by either
American or Cuban warplanes, said
tole sources, who asked to remain
Officials stressed the carrier was
engaged only in training operations and
was making no moves that could be
construed as threatening to Cuba. They
declined to pinpoint the Independence's
position, except to say it was east and
south of Florida at the time.
According to these sources, the first
incident occurred on, July 17 when .a
U.S. Navy patrol plane's radar picked
up "blips" moving in the direction' of
the Independence.

ONE F-14 WAS said to have scram-
bled from the Key West Naval Air
tStation and closed in on two MiG-21s
about 75 miles away. The Navy fighter
came within a mile of the MiGs and
"eyeballed" them, at which point the
Cuban planes swung away toward their
home island, the sources said.
There were indications the MiGs may
have been observing h private plane
flying over the strait, the sources said.
They did not provide the nationality of
that plane.
In something of a replay on July 24,
two F-14s took off from Key West to
check out two MiGs and intercept them
about 65 miles from the Independence.
This time, the F-14s came to within
about three miles of the MiGs before
the Cuban pilots turned back toward
their shores.
Relations between the United States,
and Cuba have been tense, especially
since the Reagan administration has
accused the Cubans of supporting rebel
elements in Central American coun-
tries. Recently, Fidel Castro accused
the United States of causing outbreaks
of dengue fever in Cuba.

Doctors give boy
wrong leg operati~on,

Moonbeams and medflies
A FORMER COMPUTER salesman and a San Diego radio disc jockey
have composed a song poking fun at Gov. Edmund Brown Jr.'s handling
of the Mediterranean fruit fly crisis. The song is called, "Governor Moon-
beam," a.name coined by Chicago columnist Mike Royko for Brown, and
was composed by amateur songwriter Glenn Erath, 24, and Joe Bauer, 37, of
Hudson and Bauer morning radio comedy team. The tape was homemade
and has been aired locally. The song describes a governor who "'left
Sacramento in his Plymouth on~e day, headin' down to Santa Clara to make
those Medflies pay." The song continues:
"He said:. 'My name is Jerry Junior and I'm here to kill all those itty bitty
flies on your window sills. They've been biting all the ffuits and all the nor-
mal folks are tired of them, too.'
"Governor Moonbeam, Governor Moonbeam. He's the best human fly
swatter I've ever seen."
"He knew them all by name, but that was just part of his game. He acted
like their friend until the bitter end. But all the while.they were flying, he was
thinkin' Malathion."
Though the ditty pokes fun at the governor, Brown is a hero in the end. The
pests are banished by aerial and ground spraying assaults, and farmers
sing: "How can we ever repay the man who saved the day?" 1Q
Di disputes
A SQUABBLE BROKE out yesterday over the proper way to refer to the
new Princess of Wales, who ceased to be Lady Diana Spencer when she
married Prince Charles on Wednesday. Buckingham Palace said her
coirect title is The Princess of Wales. She could not be called Princess Diana
because only someone born a princess in her own right can beso addressed,
the palace said. How about just plain Diana? "No never," a palace
spokesman shot back. But Patrick Montague-Smith, consulting editor of
Debrett's Peerage, the "who's who" of British bluebloods, said there was
nothing to substantiate the palace's objection to "Princess Diana." The
British press seemed in dissarray on the issue with the tabloids favoring
Princess Di.
Toda s weather
Another clear and warm day is expected today with a high in the mid-80s.
Happenings.. .
AAFC-Breathless, 7 & 10:20 p.m., Shoot the Piano Player, 8:40 p.m.,
MLB 4.
CG-0. Henry's Full House, 7:30 &:30 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
C2-La Cage Aux Folles, 7;-:45 & 10:30 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
CFT-Psycho, 3:30, 7 & 10:30 p.m., The Old Dark House, 5:30 & 9 p.m..
Michigan Theatre.
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCI, No. 52-S
Friday, July 31, 1981
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From AP andUPI
CHICAGO - A nine-year-old boy who
needed an operation to correct a
deformed leg ended up with surgery on
both legs because his two doctors first
operated on the wrong leg, hospital of-
ficials said yesterday.
The boy is now recovering from the
surgery at another Chicago hospital
and the surgeons have been suspended,
pending a discharge hearing, said
George Dunne, president of the Cook
County Board.
"HOW CAN SUCH an error occur?
Tell me. I'd like to know," Dunne said.
He refused to identify the boy or the
"I think the doctors intend to resign,"
said Duhne. "But whatever, you can be
assured they won't be performing any

more surgery at this public hospital."
The county board governs the hospital.
*Cook County Hospital spokesman
Ron Weiss said he didn't know the
details of the July 21 incident, but said
the deformity, caused by a disorder
known as Blount's disease, wasn't ob-
"It - the leg - was not bent. You
couldn't tell by'looking at it. As I under-
stand it, you couldn't eyeball it," Weiss
"THE HOSPITAL is naturally very
upset about it," he added. The
hospital's surgical department is con-
ducting its own investigation of why the
doctors operated on the wrong leg, he
Hospital officials said the surgery
was performed by a fifth-year resident
and supervised by an orthopedic
surgeon. The doctors had a set of X-
rays and a full hospital workup before
the surgery was performed, they said.
Blount's disease hampers bone
growth so that certain parts of the bone
do not fuse properly, Weiss said.

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