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Page 2-Friday July 30, 1982-The Michiga n aily
Senate debates
school prayer

Hatfield said yesterday instead of
pushing a constitutional amendment
for voluntary prayer in schools,
Congress should remove "ridiculous
barriers" that keep students from
holding voluntary religious meetings.
Hatfield, (R-Ore.) appeared before
the Senate Judiciary Committee as it
opened hearings on President Reagan's
proposal for a constitutional amen-
dment permitting voluntary prayer in
public schools and other public in-
MANY OF the witnesses were con-
servative spokesmen for the three
faiths and the New Right, and almost
all supported the amendment.
Hatfield said he strongly believes the
nation needs "a spiritual renaissance,"
beginning in the hearts and minds of in-
dividuals and leading to public in-

But, he said, "instead of concen-
trating our attention on initiatives like
a school-prayer amendment, which I
oppose, I would urge . . . ridding
ridiculous barriers erected to forbid
voluntary meetings of students who
seek to meet and pray in non-disruptive
SEN. HOWARD Metzenbaum, (D-
Ohio), also opposed the amendment on
the ground that it abridges the
separation of church and state.
"It's easy to wave the flag, be
moralistic and emphasize religiosity,"
Metzenbaum said. But "you don't
create morality by having prayer in
Committee chairman Strom Thur-
mond, (R-S.C.) said, however, there
are few issues which have commanded
"such strong and clear support by the
American people" as the proposed
Sen. Jesse Helms, (R-N.C.) said
there is "no doubt" but that the com-
mittee will approve it.

The weather
Break out your beach towels-today will be bright and clear, with highs in
the mid 80s.
Escape to North Carolina
STATE TOURISM officials are pushing North Carolina as a great
place to escape to, but federal prison authorities in California were
afraid one of their inmates might take the idea too literally. Federal prison
officials said they rejected the contents of an envelope mailed by the North
Carolina Commerce Department to an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary at
Lompoc, Calif. The contents? A North Carolina road map and a guide to
campgrounds in the state. The reason. It might aid in an escape, said T. R.
Kindt, actingwarden at the penitentiary. "The possession of such items by
inmates creates a threat to the security, good order and discipline of this
facility," Klindt said. Assistant Commerce Secretary Steve Meehan said the
envelope was mailed after inmate D. J. Talbert apparently wrote to the
department asking for the map and camping guide. "We've always called a
vacation in North Carolina a great escape," Meehan said. "Perhaps -he
heard about that."
Gorilla at large
A450-POUND gorilla scaled a 10-foot wall at the Lincoln Park zoo in
Chicago this week and went on a short jaunt through the grounds. Otto,
a 17-year-old African lowland gorilla, escaped while zookeepers were
cleaning up his ape house. "No one saw it, but obviously he climbed over the
enclosure," said zoo spokesman Don Garbarino. Keepers found him on a
nearby roof "just looking around and taking in the sights,"'Garbarino said.
The zoo recently has experienced a rash of great ape escapes, it seems.
Kambula, a 6-year-old gorilla, broke loose from the same enclosure only two
months ago. g o
AAFC- Harold and Maude, 7 & 10:20 p.m., Where's Fojppa, 8:40 p.m.,
MLB 3.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Count of Monte Cristo, 7:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild - A Streetcar Named Desire, 7:30 & 9:40 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema Two - Secret Agent, 7:30 p.m., Marnie, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
CFT - The King of Hearts, 4, 6, 8 & 10 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Blind Pig - Chicago Pete and the Detroiters, 208 S. First.
Mr. Flood's Party - Double Shot Rangers, 5 p.m., 120 W. Liberty.
Ann Arbor Go Club - meeting, 7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
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Med. School shake-up may
include four staff layoffs
(Continued from Page1) give physicians much more respon-
ticular health concern. In addition, an sibility, and nurses, less.
attempt was made to see that each "They (the government analysts)
patient was examined by the same identified certain weaknesses. Because
physician during each visit. of the weaknesses, they reduced the
Supporters of the "team concept" say funding," Strosssaid.
its advantages revolve around con- The primary reason (the General
tinuity of care-provided by nurses who Medicine Unit) is there is to train house
have 'undergone special training to officers (physicians)," Stross said. "To
examine and treat certain medical do that we are reducing the nursing in-
problems-and additional services put."
such as counseling that are sometimes BUT LOIS Gage, nursing director of
overlooked in a traditional health care the unit,-said that the team concept is
setting. what makes the delivery system unique
According to the sources, the Depar- and contributes to better quality of
tment of Internal Medicine has always health care.
stressed "research, teaching, and "We Build the program on physician-
patient care"-and in that or- nurse teams in order to provide com-
der-therefore the reorganization is a plementary health care. We were a
veiled attempt to eliminate the division.. demonstration unit and people say that
"THE DEPARTMENT'S philosophy we were unique in the nation," Gage
has always been that primary care oes said.
not belong at the University of 'It's the combined package
Michigan," one source said, "I don't (physician-nurse teams) that con-
see how (the General Medicine Unit) tribute to quality health care. Ninety-
can survive with all the changes they eight per cent of our patients have ex-
will be making." pressed satisfaction with the team, and
Stross, on the other hand, stressed there are many people in the com-
that the unit will be maintained as part munity who are upset because of the
of a physicians' training program. changes," Gage said.
"The primary care unit is going to Gage cited the results of four dif-
adopt the same philosophy as the ferent surveys taken of the unit's
University-smaller but better," -he patients in 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1981.
said. "We are not going to dismantle Ninety-eight percent of the respondents
that program." reported "high satisfaction of care"
According to Stross, a number of Gage said.
problems have continued to plague the NEITHER Internal Medicine Chair-
unit, including the reduction of a major man Dr. William Kelly, nor former
federal grant, the number of physicians Primary Care-Community Medicine
who had "nothing to do," as well as a Chief Dr. Robert Carpenter could be
high ratio of staff members in relation reached for comment.
to the number of patients. "We think the program is going to
STROSS SAID that as a result of a grow and get better,' Stross said, "We
federal government "critique" of the are going to improve the reason that it
pnit, the team-philosophy will change to exists."

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Friday, July 30, 1982
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