The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 12, 1982-Page 5
BATTLE CREEK (UPI)- The
Calhoun County Prosecutor's office
yesterday requested transcripts of a
district court ruling that cleared a
Michigan State University student ac-
cused of trying to poison her father and
Prosecutor Conrad Sindt said a claim
of appeal was filed for transcripts of the
hearing so his office could examine the
records and determine whether to ap-
peal Judge Stephen Miller's decision to
dismiss attempted murder charges
against Kathy Furu.
MISS FURU, 23, was charged with at-
tempting to poison her father and two
sisters by putting strychnine in pan-
cake mix. The charges were dropped
Friday by Miller, who said he believed
testimony by Miss Furu and her family
indicating the poisoning incident was
"We've decided to submit a claim of
appeal for the purpose of obtaining the
transcripts from last week's hearing,"
Sindt said. "We will review them and
decide at that point whether to con-
MILLER DROPPED the charges
against Miss Furu after hearing her
testimony that she had placed the
poison in the pancake mix for the pur-
pose of committing suicide. Furu said
she decided against taking her own life
and threw the mix in the trash can.
Her mother Victoria, retrieved the
mix the next day and made pancakes
for the family, who did not eat them
because they were bitter.
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Even the stubbornest pedestrian can't cause these energetic bikers to deviate from their cluttered State St. route.
POKER, BLACKJACK HAVE COMPUTERIZED DEALERS
Casinos switch to video
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Video games are ized machines because they require animated cards. He may choose to
moving out of the penny arcades and in- less maintenance than the old-style slot draw new cards by punching buttons on
to casinos, where one day beeping, machines, with their gears and springs the front of the machine.
flashing television screens will be as and levers. The new machines are "I can see in a period of four to five
common as the clanking slot machines thought to be virtually "cheat-proof." years where casinos will be 80 percent
of today. Probably the biggest winner in the video. Slots are really mindless
Already, the gambling industry is in video gambling explosion has been In- games," IGT\ president George Drews
the front lines of, the computer ternational Game Technology, a Reno- said. "With our machines, there's an
revolution, with video poker and video based company which has grown from element of skill, an interaction between
blackjack challenging the popularity of one man's idea to a publicly traded cor- man and machine."
flesh and blood dealers. poration with more than 500 employees. The prospects worry state gaming
"I WOULD say it's coming into its THE MOST popular of the company's authorities, who wonder how they can
own now, but it hasn't reached its games is video poker. A player inserts keep sufficiently aware of the high-tech
peak," said Mando Rueda, director of various coins and is "dealt" a hand of gambling to control it.
gaming for Harrah's casinos in Reno,
Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City. "We see
the trend. The new generation ...has
grown up with a television set. They're
tuned in to that.
CASINOS FAVOR the new computer-
ATLANTA (UPI) - A white woman
who lost custody of her son after giving
birth to a black man's child asked the
Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday to
give back her boy, contending she was
the victim of racism.
"We request that this court correct
the grave miscarriage of justice that's
been committed in this case and restore 5 - dY
the child to his natural mother," said
attorney Ozell Hudsonn representing
divorcee Kathleen Blackburn, 26. P hantom shot
The mother has maintained the case
is racially motivated because the court Many students attend the NCRB for various sports activities, but not many know
took away her white son, but did not it, the basketballs have a little fun of their own.
take away her racially mixed daughter,
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what goes on after hours. You guessed