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    Friday, December 14, 1934
Page 2
, Daily Nobraskan
adio starts East Campus fire
About a dozen people in Ruth
Leverton Hall on East Campus
were evacuated Wednesday night
after an AM FM radio malfunc
tioned and started a fire that
caused between $10,000 and
$15,000 in damages.
UNL Police Lt. Joe Wehner said
the fire broke out on the third
floor of the building, but said no
one was in the room at the time.
According to a university
operator, fire officials were dis
patched at about 7:05 p.m. Police
were unsure how many people
had to leave the building.
Harley Schrader, director of
the UNL physical plant, said it
would take "a few days" before
the room could be restored. Most
of the damage was to the room's
wall cabinets, he said.
"I think the small amount of
damage speaks well for the con
struction of university buildings,"
Schrader said. "The fire was very
intense, yet the damage was min
imal because of a good alarm sys
tem and alert custodians. It was
very indicative that university
buildings are reasonably fire safe."
The fire was put out in about
15 minutes.
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Members of the championship Mid-American Regional Flag Football Team includes: (Front
row left to right) Linda Alderson, Cryftal Hicks, Amy Alderson, Judi Mumm, Bev Schott,
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Gogan, (back row left to right) Cathy Seybold & Robin Scherer. Not Pictured: Chris
Mangan, Tami Scholz, Theresa Safranek, Jeff DeBoer.
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National and international news
from the Renter News Report
Artificial limit recipient
lias stroke while eating
LOUISVILLE, Ky. The world's second artificial heart
implant patient, William Schroeder, suffered a stroke yester
day but four hours later was responding to conversation, a
spokesman for the Humana Heart Institute said. According to
Dr. Allan Lansing, Schroeder suffered the stroke at 6 p.m. EST
.as he was eating supper with his wife, Margaret.
Lansing said Mrs. Schroeder noticed her husband, who
received his plastic and aluminum heart at the Humana Hospi
tal on November 25, had stopped feeding himself and had
become limp and unresponsive, he then fell unconscious.
Lansing said Schroeder had now recovered consciousness
and was alert, and understood conversation, which he called
an encouraing sign. The stroke affected the left side of
Schroeder's brain, causing weakness on the right side of his
body and he still has difficulties on that side, Lansing said. He
added that Schroeder was also having difficulty speaking.
Tests showed no signs of damage to the brain cortex and
doctors were trying to pinpoint the cause of the stroke, Lansing
Lansing said it was "far to early to make predictions" on the
course of the patient's recovery, though he saw no reason to
suspect that the recovery would differ from that of a person
with a normal heart.
Schroeder has been reported making an excellent recovery
since undergoing surgery that replaced his diseased heart with
the artifical one. Since the operation, he has gained weight, was
taking exercise and yesterday talked with President Reagan on
the telephone.
Thousands flee from city's gas
BHOPAL, India One hundred thousand people have fled
the central Indian city of Bhopal where scientists plan to
neutraUze a lethal gas which killed 2,500 residents, the Press
Trust of India reported yesterday.
Following 60,000 who escaped Wednesday night, 40,000
people jostled for places on crammed buses, trains and bullock
carts to get away from the Madhya Pradesh State Capital that
used to have a population of 700,000 people before the deadly
gas leaked out. ..
Authorities set up camps to house 125,000 more people on
the outskirts of Bhopal before Sunday's reopening of the Union
Carbide pesticides factory where 15 metric tons of methyl
isocyanate gas are stored in an underground tank.
Weinberger agrees to defense cuts
WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger has
agreed to cuts totalling slightly less than $8 billion in military
spending in the 1986 financial year beginning next October 1,
administration officials said Wednesday.
Weinberger, who has been resisting Pentagon budget cuts,
accepted a lower budget during a meeting with President Rea
gan, the officials said.
Hunger strike draws more prisoners
STUTTGART, West Germany Thirty-five convicted or sus
pected left-wing urban guerrillas have joined a hunger strike in
West German prisons in a bid to be grouped together, defense
lawyers said yesterday. The fast was declared on December 4
by Christian Klar and Brigitte Mohnhaupt, alleged leaders of
the Red Army Faction, at their trial on nine counts of murder in
Stuttgart's maximum security Stammheim prison.
U.S. may increase ..EtMopia's aid
WASHINGTON The Reagan administration, criticized for
a slow response to famine in Ethiopia, may mk Congress next
year for sharply increased emergency relief funding and a new
U.S. food aid program aimed at boosting agricultural output in
Africa, U.S. government sources said yesterday.
The amount of the increased emergency relief funding
request has not yet been determined, but administration offi
cials said existing funds have been virtually exhausted and
Africa's needs are considerable.
The new food aid program, called "Food for Progress," would
offer selected African countries increased U.S. food aid if they
adopt more market-oriented policies that encourage domestic
food production .
Federal Reserve may ease credit
K?nNGT0N " Federal Reserve policymakers, concerned
mat the current U.S. economic slowdown could deepen, may
seriously consider easing monetary policy further to arrest
declining economic trends. Public statement by officials of the
central bank and private interviews with others suggest that
some policymakers are worried enough about these trends to
cau ror another move to ease credit and brinjj interest rates
down even further.
pJSJ? Secretary Donald Regan Wednesday accused the
federal Reserve Board of being too tight-fisted with the
nations money supply.