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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Basketball scores Kansas 96 Iowa state 63 Illinois St. 77 Drake 62 notre Dame 98 Missouri 67 Michigan St. 75 Minnesota of 73 Complete results in sports South Florida Beauty where to go what to see in 75-degree weather Leisure hard to live without lifestyle 6�?T2�?� but he a still just a kid 7-year-old russian boy visits Keystone farm Iowa today a free March 4,1990 Iowa today final edition Cedar rapids Iowa $1.25 farmstead plays a waiting game by Dale Kueter Gazette staff writer As decision time nears in the farmstead foods financial crisis both Union and management officials Are looking at the Impact of a Federal Law requiring 60-Day notice on Plant closures. A the procedures that will be taken will follow the letter of the across Antarctica a photo from left Are Victor Boyarsky soviet Union Jean Louis Etienne France will Steger Ely Minn. Keizo Funatsu Japan Quin Dahe China and Geoff Somers Britain. 3,800-mile trek ends Paris apr six weary but jubilant adventurers from six nations completed a seven month 3,800-mile trek across Antarctica on skis and dogsled saturday in the longest a mechanized crossing of the continent. A a it a a dangerous land without mercy a co Leader Jean Louis Etienne of France told id Tarod begins Page 4a French television moments after the team arrived at a soviet base on the Indian Ocean coast. The men were Given a huge loaf of fresh bread and chugged Champagne As the flags of their homelands flapped above them in a Strong wind. Besides Etienne the team included american co Leader will Steger of Ely Minn., Victor Boyarsky of the soviet Union Geoff Somers of Britain Quin Dahe of China and Keizo Funatsu of Japan. Interviewed on Abc tvs a wide world of sports a Steger was asked what he intends to do now that the journey has ended. He laughed and said a take a a we can relax and join the human race again a he said. The expedition almost a please turn to 7a Antarctica Law a farmstead president Keith Barnes told the Gazette. Meanwhile United food and commercial workers local p-3 in Cedar rapids has scheduled an informational meeting at i . Today at veterans memorial coliseum. Union officials repeated saturday that no vote will be taken today on concessions the company has requested. Unless matters change they done to expect a vote monday either. Barnes has said he needs approval by monday of a $4.6 million Cost saving proposal in order to keep the company afloat. He believes farmstead can be saved with those concessions. Michael Gardner p-3 president said it is the unions View that farmstead has been put in such an uncompetitive position that it can to be saved with those concessions. Some rank and file members Are not opposed to voting even though they Are opposed to concessions. Others say they be made up their minds and there is no need to vote. Barnes said the company a position has not changed. A there have been no additional negotiations a since last week in Minneapolis he said. He said there have been no further discussions with local p-3. Workers at the Albert Lea Minn., Plant Are also scheduled to meet for an informational session today. While the general View is that Albert Lea workers tend to be More favourable toward approving concessions there were conflicting reports whether a vote on the matter will be held monday. Meanwhile Barnes said All health vendors should Honor prescription and other health needs from farmstead workers. One caller claimed she was unable to get heart Medicine from a pharmacy under usual farmstead procedures. A please turn to Page 7a farmstead Bush Kaifu pledge to work on Trade Rancho Mirage Calif. Apr president Bush and japanese prime minister Toshiki Kaifu concluded their desert Summit saturday with no breakthrough on divisive Trade issues but gave Mutual promises to redouble efforts to resolve disputes. Kaifu said a i am determined to firmly tackle the underlying causes of the $49 billion Trade deficit with the United states and other economic conflicts. A make no mistake about it i want to see that deficit come Down a Bush said standing alongside Kaifu under a blazing Sun near a Lush Golf course at a country club where they held two Days of talks. Despite the contentious problems the two leaders went out of their Way to show personal warmth and Friendship. The Gazette Iowa a newspaper of the year vol. 108, no. 54 in Index advice. 6f Garden 4f Bondy. 2d Geo. Quiz. 3c books 2c health. Of Bridge 24a Home. 4f City briefs 23a Horoscope. 6a classified. E Iowa City. Isa crafts. 3c Iowa today. 13a crisscross. 24a Leisure c crossword. 16e lifestyle f deaths. 22 a local. A Deupree. 2a lottery. Spa editorial. 8-9a Money. N farm. 11d movies. 40 older 2f travel. Re people 4a to list. To pol notes 16a us world a sports b weather a super quiz 24a puzzles p4a today a chuckle do you Ever get the feeling life is a movie and you re a piece of gum stuck to the Bottom of one of the seats Bush called the prime minister a Toshiki my Friend a and the japanese Leader referred to the president three times As despite the Lack of any major agreements the upbeat tone of the talks could give a political boost to Kaifu who lacks a Broad base of support in his party. A May you have great Success in your efforts in the coming months a Bush said. A you have our full during the discussions Bush and Kaifu reviewed a wide Range of issues from the Advance of democracy in Eastern Europe to . Forces in the Pacific. But americans $49 billion Trade deficit with Japan occupied Cen Terstage at the hastily arranged meeting. Kaifu agreed that the Trade deficit was a still very Large and we should continue to work Kaifu said that working to open japanese markets to american goods would be a top priority of his new government. Bush said the japanese understand the sense of urgency in the United states. West mar oks merger 1st Iowa school to join up with a japanese College by Val Swinton Gazette staff writer be Mars a students at West mar College could be greeting each other in japanese soon. In fact before Long the language May be As common As English at the private non profit school in be Mars a Northwest Iowa Community of 8,000 people about 20 Miles from the South Dakota Border. The West mar College Board of trustees voted by More than a two thirds majority saturday night to merge with Teiko University in Tokyo the first Iowa College to make such a merger and one of few in the nation. A your a immunity just got big Cedar rapids Des Moines Ger and our world just got smaller a president Art Richardson announced to a crowd of cheering West mar students after the Board of trustees met for More than six hours to debate the proposal. Takashi Yamanaka a japanese native now living in Des Moines who is representing Teiko University told the students that 200 parents in Japan were waiting for his phone Call. A a in be got to Call right now and a please turn to Page 7a West mar new Bishop the Rev Richard Jessen of Cedar rapids will assume the Post of Bishop in Nebraska. Story on 16a. Forecast Chilly sunny today highs 32-46 lows 18-26. Today a Daylight ii hours 22 minutes. See Page 5a. Fear stalks iowans stigma silences workers by Mike Kilen the stigma is still there. Even with the mass of information and understanding of aids Laws of confidentiality and fears of being outcast Are scaring people into silence. Hospitals remain tight lipped about the number of accidental exposures each year to health care workers. Exposed doctors and nurses decline interviews even anonymously. And health care workers who have never been exposed were even reluctant to air their opinions. By Mike Kilen Gazette staff writer an average of two health care workers a Day will come to or. Rodney Zeitler hoping their Accident will not be deadly. It could be a nurse stuck with a blood filled syringe. A surgeon sliced by a Scalpel. Or an emergency room physician whose eyes have been splattered with a trauma patients blood. Zeitler the director of staff screening at University of Iowa hospitals and clinics has the Job of finding out if the blood carries the human immunodeficiency virus his the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome aids. Therein lies a problem because of state Laws of informed consent and confidentiality designed to protect the privacy of aids victims no one knows who May carry the virus. And while the exposed worker can be tested. Iowa Law prohibits testing the patient without consent. Many patients done to consent. Even if the patient does however finding out whether the health care worker carries the virus could take months because of followup testing. In the meantime the health care worker Waits. And Hopes. Nothing can be done to hasten the process predict the outcome or ease the fear. The unwelcome intrusion affects the workers family. The spouse must be told and Safe sex practice. A this whole thing is emotionally difficult for these people a Zeitler said. A it can be fairly devastating to be confronted health care workers have always been exposed to patients who could pass Teng their diseases. But with ads the consequences Are deadly. It has raised not Only concerns about How to protect themselves but questions about the risks Laws and new treatments dealing with aids. At u of i hospitals several health care workers each year have significant exposures to known his positive patients. Quot we Haven to had something like this in centuries so its been interesting to watch the reactions a said or. Michael a please turn to Page 6a aids Gazette photo by Todd Mcinturf to Strang right assists or. Warren Verdeck in a double Loving Quot a precaution taken by surgeons and others in local operating rooms to protect themselves from the threat of aids. A glitch in the aids War coming tomorrow care centers oldest Volunteer at 99, still spreading Good cheer

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