The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 45, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 19, 1985 Page: 3 of 8
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Tuesday, November 19,1985
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Houston 'Bubble Girl' dies after transplant
HOUSTON (AP) — A 7-year-old Houston girl who
suffered from a disorder that left her body defenseless
against infection died after receiving a bone marrow
Paula Amie died in New York's Sloan-Kettering
Institute Saturday after undergoing her second bone
marrow transplant in three weeks, said her father, Edwin
Doctors still do not know the cause of the child's
death, Amie said.
“She developed a problem after the transplant, but
we don’t think (her death) was due to the transplant,”
Paula suffered from severe combined immune deficiency
syndrome, a rare disorder that weakens the body’s immune
system. She once was forced to live in a germ-free bubble,
but was able to spend most of her life outside the sterile
environment, Amie said.
Paula underwent a liver transplant at Sloan-Kettering
when she was a year old, but she apparently “outgrew"
the operation's positive effect on her immune system,
Amie said. She spent the past year in Houston’s M.D.
Anderson Hospital and then transferred to Sloan-Kettering
for the recent marrow transplants.
Perot negotiates for Harvard museum loan
DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot is negotiating with
Harvard University’s Peabody Museum about lending
part of its collection to Texas.
Tens of thousands of artifacts in the three-million item
Peabody inventory would be rotated through a museum
to be built by Perot in Texas, probably in the Dallas
area, the Dallas Times Herald reported Monday.
The agreement between Perot and the museum would
last at least 10 years, the newspaper said.
Small, short-term loans between museums — traveling
exhibits of a few hundred pieces — are common. But
museum experts said no institution has ever allowed the
loan of so many items for so long a period of time.
“There’s never been anything like that at all,” said
an anthropologist connected with another museum. “Texas
could end up with a better Peabody museum than what
Perot, chairman of Dallas-based Electronics Data
Systems Inc., a subsidiary of General Motors Corp.,
said he was enthusiastic about the idea and hoped to
meet with Harvard officials in Massachussets before
Peabody director C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky said he
recently sent Perot a three-page document outlining the
approach to the project and has had follow-up discussions
with Perot’s staff.
Vegetation returns to African famine region
NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite photographs of famine-
tom regions of Africa show increases in vegetation during
the last year — a sign that the drought might be easing,
a researcher says.
“Things are better in many places,” said James Tucker
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's
Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. "It probably
means that the natural conditions underlying the drought
are somewhat better in many areas."
The satellite images show substantial increases in
vegetation in many scattered areas in the Sahel — the
semi-arid area lying along the southern border of the
Sahara desert. Tucker said. The images were made in
August and September.
The vegetation consists largely of grass, which is not
edible but which will support livestock, Tucker said.
“These areas are almost exclusively pastoral," he said.
"Things are based on animals being the converter of
energy for human uses, either through milk or meat,
because people can’t eat grass."
Increased vegetation growth does not necessarily mean
more rain has fallen, Tucker said. But it does suggest
that the rain occurred at times that are best for nurturing
Jury selection begins in Ruiz retrial
AUSTIN (AP) — The retrial of prison reform activist
David Ruiz began Monday after a judge denied, for the
second time, defense claims that prosecutors triggered a
mistrial last month because they wanted a new jury.
Meanwhile, defense attorney Bob Looney asked the
Third District Court of Appeals to stop the retrial until
it decides an appeal arising out of the mistrial, which
was caused by a drinking juror.
State District Judge C.C. “Kitt" Cooke said testimony
in the retrial would start Wednesday if a jury can be
selected and there is no stay from the appellate court.
In the trial starting Monday, Ruiz, 43, who was the
chief plaintiff in the suit that brought on the major changes
in the state prison system, is accused of the robbing of
John Tidwell, one of four victims of an Austin apartment
stickup in September 1984
The mistrial of Oct. 15 concerned the robbery of Nina
Gutierrez, another of the victims.
“Because my client’s (Ruiz’s) name has become known
across the state because of his prison reform activities,
there is no reason to put his life in double jeopardy,
which the state is trying to do.” Looney said Monday.
"The state not only invited mistrial (in the first robbery
trial) but actually forced it because of prosecutorial
misconduct," Looney said.
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Program aids DWI offenders
to evaluate driving habits
By TERRI GREEN
NT’s division of Driver’s Education is studying Denton
County driving while intoxicated offenders with the Denton
County Probation Office.
Twice a month, convicted DWI offenders participate
in a three-part test to determine if the drivers understand
traffic rules, said Ken Bahnsen, program supervisor and
director of NT’s division of Driver’s Education. The
program has been in practice for almost a year.
The first section of the test is a written exam on the
traffic laws. “They need to know what the law says,”
Bahnsen said. He explained that the law says people are
to use safe and prudent driving, but it is impossible to
In the second part of the test, the participants “drive”
course simulators. They also see a film called “Crash
Avoidance,” which includes situations using the simula-
Finally, the students take a test on perception using
picture and hazard identification. “The reason for this
is for the driver to predict, decide and then do it,” Bahnsen
said. “We’re trying to find out if they react and if they
Sometimes a driver can experience a mental overload,
in which there are too many distractions on the side of a
M A tot of the DWIs are poor drivers
as well. We test their driving abilities
while they are on probation. 99
road or at an intersection that distract the driver’s attention,
“A lot of the DWIs are poor drivers as well. We test
their driving abilities while they are on probation,” said
Peggy Dollarhide of the county probation office and
program director. Students in the program who do not
pass the course must take it again.
In addition to the two-day, five-hour program, the
state has designed a mandatory 10-hour course for DWI
offenders that meets four times a month. Bahnsen said
the program is designed to “evaluate their lifestyles and
drinking patterns in an attempt to lead to treatment.”
Dollarhide said feedback from the participants has been
favorable. “Some have said the program has been helpful
and they learned to overcome some of their driving
problems. We believe the major premise is that they
need some help with their driving as well as their
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The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 45, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 19, 1985, newspaper, November 19, 1985; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth723858/m1/3/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.