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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Madison, Wisconsin Wisconsin a a a i Mph vow no 10 r i mob sur Jim Allstate journal saturday january 10, 1998 50 cents Madison Wisconsin anti discrimination panel faces critics who say its out of touch Etc at a glance by Dean Mosiman City government reporter it s seen As heroic dated and extreme. And it is at tile Center of a rising debate Over exposing and fighting discrimination and racism in the City of Madison. The equal opportunities commission. Created in 1963 to oversee one of the nation s cutting Edge municipal anti discrimination Laws seems at a Crossroads. It s seen by Many As a Refuge for focus i Etc hot issues workloads the City s most disenfranchised willing to take on sensitive issues and powerful forces. A you need to have that Avenue said Frances Huntley Cooper president of the Madison chapter of the a act. A i think they re fair and open. They look at All Points of but others see a Well intended commission that s become isolated. Extreme and behind the times. A the same stuff does t work today Quot said Eileen Bruskewitz a landlord and former president of please see Etc Page 3a a Mission goals and objectives studies denial of equal opportunities to Madison residents due to sex. Race religion color age. Handicap National origin marital status income arrest or conviction record physical appearance sexual Ort mentation less than honorable discharge Domestic partners ship family status political beliefs or student status creates policy related to handling complaints of discrimination in employment housing and Public accommodation and provides educational programming and outreach reviews appeals of administrative or Heaning examiner decisions on complaints a makeup twelve members including one City Council member and 11 adult City residents appointed by mayor with Council approval currently includes president Vicki Washington. Ald Barbara verifier 2nd District Gerald Thomas Erie hands. Warren Turner Ben zippered Paul Fieber Steven Verriden Eduardo Zarate Michelle piggies. Mohammad Rahman de Ett Tomlinson a staff executive director Anthony Brown executive assistant Cynthia Wick education outreach coordinator Shirley once Marcus hearing examiner Clifford Blackwell Iii three investigators and two Clescal employees a annual budget $535,078 in 1998 rare Larynx transplant restores Many a voice years after Accident Index by John Affleck associated press Cleveland a a Man who lost his voice in a motorcycle Accident 19 years ago rasped a hello Quot and a Chi mom Quot just three Days after the first Larynx transplant since 1969. Timothy Heidler 40, could be speaking in a Normal voice in five months or less doctors at the Cleveland clinic said Friday. In a 12-hour surgery7 on sunday Heidler received the Larynx part of the Trachea and 70 percent of the Throat of an unidentified donor. The surgery last performed in 1969 in Belgium is causing some controversy in the medical Community Over the risks is. The benefits of transplanting a non Vita i Organ. Undergoing major surgery is always risky and the body could later reject the transplanted Organ requiring More surgery to have it removed. A i think there will be some folks that will perhaps say we should t do it but in a not one that ascribes to that a said or. Marshall Strome Leader of Heidler a surgical team. A i think that if people want to be Normal or As Normal As they can be and Are willing to make the sacrifices to make it happen w7e re Here to serve the population Quot please see voice Page 3a Bridge. Fac classifieds. Re comics. 4c crossword. Re Daybreak. In Landers. 30 local news. In lotteries. A Money. By movies. 30 Mutual. To nation. A obituaries. 4r opinion. 7a people. A records. A scoreboard. Re sports. Id state legals. A stocks. 6-7b to radio. So Wisconsin. 3r world. 5a worship Dir. 2c a our whole intent in All of this is to open a dialogue. There Are very real issues that need to be addressed.7 Anthony Brown Etc executive director or. Marshall Strome chairman of the department of otolaryngology and communication disorders at the Cleveland clinic watches a videotape Friday of Timothy Heidler speaking after a total Larynx transplant. Associated press return to greatness Story in sports/1 d judge to Kaczynski mental test or else Una bomb suspects trial on hold Over competency by William Glaberson new York times Sacramento Calif. A after an extraordinary Stop and Start week in the Una Bornberg trial the judge on Friday scheduled a mental evaluation of Theodore Kaczynski and told him he would be sent to a Federal psychiatric institution for observation if he did not cooperate. . District judge Garland Burrell or. Said an evaluation of Kaczynski s competence to stand trial would be held in a Sacramento jail next week. But issuing a Stem warning to defense lawyers about their client who has so far refused to be examined by government psychiatrists Burrell said a if he a not going to cooperate he will be on a plane and i will Fly him to a psychiatric institution Kaczynski s lawyers have said he would cooperate in a limited examination to determine if he is legally competent but they said he would prefer to stay w Here he now is the Sacramento county jail. Lawyers in the Case Are expected to receive the psychiatrist s report on Jan. 20. If there is disagreement with its conclusions Burrell said there will be a competency hearing on Jan. 22, meaning that Kaczynski s trial which was to begin on monday would be delayed for almost two More weeks. If Kaczynski is declared competent the trial could begin immediately after the hearing. Burrell on Friday sent an order to jurors who had been sent Home on thursday telling them of the delay and directing them to avoid news accounts about the Case. If Kaczynski is found legally incompetent he could be sent to a psychiatric institution until his condition improved so that he could face trial. A finding of Legal competence would mean Only that Kaczynski would be found to comprehend the nature and consequences of i the charges and capable of assisting in his own de i sense. Burrell also said he had not been notified until after court proceedings on thursday of a an allegation that Kaczynski attempted suicide that Day. After the completion of court on thursday it was Learned that Kaczynski had tried to hang himself in his cell with a pair of underpants before court began that Day. Cher says Farewell to Sonny top Cher right and daughter chastity Bono leave St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs Calif., Friday following funeral services for rep. Sonny Bono r-Calif., Cher a former husband and co Star on a popular 1970s associated press television show. Above Cher places a Rose on Bonous casket at desert memorial Park in Cathedral City Calif. For coverage of Sonny Bonous funeral see Page 6a. Global Economy can to shake asian flu new York apr the Dow Jones Industrial average tumbled 222 Points Friday As a third straight Day of Steep declines in Asia made it Clear that the economic crisis threatening the world Economy since october is festering rather than Healing. The Dow which has fallen More than 4 percent in the first six sessions of 1998 after logging an impressive 23.6 percent gain in 1997, fell As much As 275 Points during the heavily traded session before closing with a loss of222.20 at 7,580.42. It was the worst one Day Point drop for Dow since oct. 27s record plunge of 554 Points and fourth biggest in history for the famed barometer of 30 big companies. However the damage was heaviest among technology shares the sector deemed most vulnerable to the trouble overseas. The technology heavy Nash a Stock Market suffered its second worst Point drop Ever. It was the fourth busiest Day Ever on the new York Stock Exchange with 746.42 million shares changing hands. The Panicky sell off came after investors woke up again to Steep Market declines in Southeast Asia this time in the Philippines where stocks plunged 8.3 percent and Singapore where the main Market Index Sank 7.4 percent. A what s so aggravating is that it does no to seem that the financial crisis in Asia has bottomed a said Hugh Johnson chief investment officer at first Albany corp. Too Rhesus monkeys will move to Louisiana Tulane facility will use Vilas animals for Breeding by John Welsh Wisconsin state journal one Hundred monkeys a1 the Vilas zoo will be moved possibly in the next six weeks to a Louisiana research Center where they will spend the rest of their lives in an outdoor Breeding Colony officials said Friday. The announcement from the Wisconsin regional primate research Center covers the Center s 1 k Rhesus monkeys housed at Hie zoo. Where they be been part of a pop ular exhibit for three decades. The local research Center is still trying to find a Home for the 50 stump tailed macaques it has at the zoo. One possible solution is to Send the animals to their ancestral Homeland of Thailand. The move to Louisiana was prompted by a decision by the National institutes of health that the Wisconsin research Center could no longer spend Federal Money on the Upkeep of its zoo monkeys since it had ended its last behavioural study of the Colony last year. The Rhesus monkeys will become part of one of the nation s largest primate colonies at the Tulane regional primate Center which is on a 500-acre compound in Covington about 30 Miles North of new Orleans. A i m pleased a said Joe Kemnitz interim director of the Wisconsin Center. A it s a Good solution for the monkeys for the primate Center and for the in Exchange for taking the monkeys the Tulane Center agrees to pay the ship Ping costs. Some of the older monkeys May remain in Wisconsin and by housed at the Center s Campus labs for noninvasive research on aging. Kemnitz said. Officials from the Tulane Center have agreed to use the Wisconsin monkeys Only for Breeding. That maintains the spirit of a 1989 agreement with the zoo and the Cen ter not to use the Vilas monkeys for inva Sive medical research Kemnitz said. The offspring of the Vilas monkeys Likely will be used in medical research. Like the Wisconsin Center Tulane is one of seven primate research centers funded by Niu. It is run by Peter Gerone who gained National attention in his clashes with animals rights activists. A the really believes in using animals in medical research. The Odds of the offspring going into medical research Are pretty Good Quot said Detomh Blum the us Madison professor who wrote a the Monkey Dane county officials said they do not oppose the Transfer of the monkeys from Vilas zoo which will continue to maintain several smaller Monkey exhibits. Fridays announcement comes one Day after a Dane county circuit court judge rejected an attempt by a researcher to get a temporary restraining order to Block any Transfer. Today very Low wind chills. High 14 winds w 12-22 Mph. Tonight cold. Low 2. Details Back Page

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