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Lawrence Daily Journal World (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Lawrence, Kansas The Lawrence daily journal world sunday i too june Kansas 144 pages 154 75 cents muscle cell transplants promising7 in my fight begin Okolata times news service the first attempt in humans to Correct the muscle defect that is at the heart of muscular dystrophy was a researchers reported the therapy involves transplanting healthy muscle cells from another person into the muscle of a patient with muscular the healthy cells began making the protein that is lacking in patients with the the work does not mean a treat ment is imminent for muscular a genetic disease that causes progressive and irreversible muscle deterioration that almost always leads to death by the age of among other scientists must determine whether the transplants will work on Large mus Cle groups and whether patients will reject the transplanted experts who cited the new results and previous work in animals said the finding held out a real Ray of not Only for muscular dystrophy but also for other degenerative muscle the results were announced saturday by Peter a pro Fessor of neurology at the University of Tennessee in at a meeting of the muscular dystrophy in Laws finding involved just a single Sam Looper of a 9yearold boy with Duchenne muscular the most common form of the to avoid possible damage to important the researchers tested the treatment in one of his big at least seven other patients in this country Are undergoing the experimental Law said in an interview but those results Are not yet Leon chairman of the National medical advisory Board of the muscular dystrophy said he believed another group of at the Mon Treal neurological had replicated the Charash said he expected the which like Law is being financed by the to announce the findings several Calls saturday to the office and clinic of the Leader of the George were not two other groups Are also pursuing the and Are sup ported in part by the muscular dystrophy which encouraged the concurrent studies to have a horse Charash Charash added that the finding is promising enough that the researchers will now be moving quickly to try the muscle cell injections in larger Muscles of the leg that help control in Law the method could be applied to other forms of muscular dystrophy or to any disease of muscular de Genera whether or not the exact genetic defect causing the degeneration is staff photos by Ben Bugle re purple Martins Roost in and around Gourd houses made by Franklin Bidinger spent eight years attracting the Mosquito eating Birds and added the gourds As another housing option for the Beauty of purple Martins no longer just fond memory by Chris Carroll jew staff writer Clinton the purple Martins Are Back in Force at the Bidinger the who live in Clinton about 10 Miles Southwest of estimate that 50 to 60 Martins have arrived since april 14 and their presence int being taken for Franklin Bidinger has spent the last eight years trying to bring these beneficial Birds Back to his Bidinger interest in purple Martins was cultivated by his who attracted the Birds to his Home for years and Bidinger Bidinger father died in february of 1979 and out of 14 not a Martin Ever came Bidinger for the next eight who lives across the Street from his fathers put up Martin houses in an attempt to bring Back the it didst but on june Bidinger Luck began to it was his birthday and three purple Martins turned up to help him one decided to but Only during the the next two pairs of Martins came to the Bidinger Yard and in 1989 six pair set up for the this year there Are 26 to 28 pairs in Bidinger backyard and the 39 Large gourds hanging among the four Metal birdhouses might account for the dramatic in crease in Martins this this is the first year Bidinger has used gourds to attract the which return from South America each the largest member of the see purple Page 11a Gorbachev unable to agree on German Issue Camp a presi Dent Bush and soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrestled Over differences on Germany in a final full Day of sum Mitry at this Mountain hideaway despite Bush i see this Glass not half empty but half full and Gorbachev described the talks As instructive but said there were real problems the leaders would not turn a Blind Eye the leaders met in the relaxed set Ting of this rustic presidential accompanied by Barbara Bush and Raisa the two presidents stripped off their Coats and ties for discussions that led Gorbachev to its been a big on a sunny Spring the Gor Baches also strolled the paths Lac ing this sprawling compound and pitched an Afi said Gorbachev had never played horseshoes and yet literally threw a ringer the first the Daylong session of informal talks All but ended the fou Day sum the last act was to be a wrap up news conference and then Gorbachev was heading for stops in Minneapolis and san contentious issues such As Germany and Lithuania were shelved during morning talks but the changing face of Europe emerged As a subject before Days asserting that the soviet Union has a voice in the unification of Ger Gorbachev we must remember that we Are All part of this standing alongside Bush defended his decision to sign a Trade treaty with Gorbachev even though Moscow had not eased its economic pressure on i look at the Overall relation he referring to the Trade Accord As in the interest of the United somebody wants to argue with Well take him he some members of Congress Are sure to do just and Bush spokesman acknowledged that without a gesture from approval of the Trade concessions will be very the German question Hung Over the Summit from beginning to before leaving Camp Bush and Gorbachev talked informally about the questions that would be raised at a sunday morning news conference concluding their they talked about the answers each would give when asked about Ger White House press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater there were hints of a Bush visit to Moscow As part of an agreement for regular there has been some discussion of visits Back and Fitzwater i think perhaps have something to say at their press Bush echoed Gorbachev generally upbeat assessment of their he pointed out theres some differences and i pointed out there Are some i see this Glass not half empty but half full and Bush i think the Point is weve been Able to discuss these differences and the common ground in a very civil Bush some soviets Arent sold on Gorbachev Charisma by Andrew Katell associated press writer Moscow a Many soviets agreed saturday that president Mikhail Gorbachev deserved Praise for his foreign policy achievements at the but some said he didst deserve humanitarian awards and doubted his trip would improve their shame again he has sold out All Russia one woman shouted to a sidewalk crowd around her on Pushkin a kind of Moscow speakers Corner a few blocks from the she was referring to the five american humanitarian awards Gorbachev received Friday in Washington for striving for peace and her comments reflected the con Trast Between Gorbachev wild popularity abroad where he is treated like a hero for loosening up soviet society and helping bring peace and democracy to Many parts of the world and his unpopularity at where he is accused of ruining the Economy and stifling Mikhail Gorbachev the woman said she was from Lvov in the Ukraine but refused to give her name for a variety of Many soviets believe Gor see Page 11a Aid recipients wary despite court reprieve inside today by Imholt jew staff writer because of a Wichita judges restraining Karen Byers will continue to have a portion of her medical Bills paid by the state of Kansas at least for the time but the constant fear of losing state medical benefits has kept the 43yearold Lawrence woman with a chronic asthma condition in a state of Byers said that if new restrictions on the median benefits she uses to help pay Hospital and doctor visits eventually go into she has no idea How she will survive i was in the emergency room a week ago for an asthma at she said last and Ive been seeing the doctor once a week or once every two weeks for the last like Many other Kan sans on general assistance and received a letter from the Kansas department of social and rehabilitation services last month telling her about new restrictions on the for those would have limited the number of Doc tors visits the state would help pay for to three a Down from the current there also would have been no payment for the emergency Hospital visits she has had to make according to the letter and sri a preliminary injunction issued wednesday by judge Kay Royse prohibited the state from putting the cuts into Royse said Friday that a hear ing to determine whether the Case in Wichita will be turned in to a class action lawsuit is still to be she would not discuss the saying it would be improper to do so while Legal action is but David a private at see Page 11a royals ramble past 104 the royals jumped on Oakland Early and posted a 104 Victory Over the As in front of a sellout crowd saturday Page in the weather hold on to your mostly sunny High upper 70s with Gusty page2a boy with aids wins lawsuit a jury on Friday awarded million to a 5yearold who contracted aids through an unauthorized blood and his Page 2a Index quotable to watch him and to work with him was a Joyful actress Julie describing actor Rex har who died saturday group spotlights plight of dissident by Imholt jew staff writer in downtown Lawrence a world away from members of amnesty International didst let the memory of last years repression of pro democracy protesters in Tiana men Square pass while the chinese government was closing Down the Square amnesty International members in Lawrence set up at ninth and Massachusetts to Tell people about Fang a chinese student being held prisoner by his govern amnesty International engages in politics at the personal it seeks Freedom for individuals who Are considered prisoners of at the amnesty rally in Maura a handed out written in formation about a 33yearold student who was taken prisoner by the chinese government a few Days after last years massacre in Tiana men Square and has not been heard from with mondays anniversary of the Tiana men Square massacre in Beijing see amnesty Page 11a

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