The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 10, 1980, Image 6

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l Page 6 THE BATTALION MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1980 State/National ‘Boy in a bubble’ dies of cancer United Press International DURHAM, N.C. — Ricky, the 3- year-old boy who spent his life in a germ-free isolation chamber because his body couldn’t fight off disease, died of cancer Sunday, a Duke Medical Center spokesman said. The boy’s body will be returned to ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★*★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ his parents in Ohio for burial. Funer al arrangements are incomplete at present, but a memorial service was scheduled today at the Duke Medic al Center chapel. Ricky (his last name has never been revealed) was bom with Severe * * * * * * * The SOLID GOLD CADILLAC 1 NOV. 13, 14,15, 20, 21,22 * 8:00 P.M. RUDDER FORUM * A&M STUDENTS OTHERS $2.50 J $3.50 Combined Immune Deficiency, a hereditary condition that left his body without any ability to combat the millons of disease organisms one encounters daily. So the youth was kept alive at Duke by keeping him in germ-free environment. Another boy has been kept alive in Texas under similar cir cumstances for the past nine years. Duke Medical Center physicians tried seven times to transplant fetal liver tissue containing the disease fighting kinds of white blood cells he couldn’t produce on his own. The treatment worked on Ricky’s older brother Jamie, who also had been bom with the immune deficiency. Dr. Rebecca H. Buckley, Ricky’s primary physician, said the boy died of lymphoma — cancer of the white blood cells. “The illness from which he died is relatively common in patients with Severe Combined Immune Defi ciency,” she said, adding that per sons with Ricky’s condition are more than 10,000 times more likely to get cancer than are normal people. “If his immunity system could have been corrected adequately, it is possible that he could have lived a relatively normal life.” Ricky’s condition brought him widespread publicity, including cov erage on network television news shows and his picture in National Geographic. 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Chiles, the 70-year-old chairman of the board and chief executive offic er of the Western Co. of North America, says he has stopped his “I’m mad” radio campaign carried in 18 states because “it has served its purpose now.” In other words, the election is over. He left little doubt, however, that he will be back in two years. Chiles, who attacked big govern ment and the liberal majority in Con gress, said his radio campaign on 700 radio stations was a factor in the de feat of liberal Democrats George McGovern of South Dakota, Frank Church of Idaho and Birch Bayh of Indiana. Chiles began his “I’m mad com mercials in 1977 with test spots, in creasing the frequency in 1978 to help elect Republican Gov. Bill Cle ments and Sen. John Tower, R- Texas, and then stepped them up again this election year. Bill Finn, a Tyler public relations man, helped Chiles create the “I’m mad” commercials to present his political views. “He suggested I scream where someone could hear me — over radio — so we bought a few test spots," said Chiles. Some Democrats threatened to complain to the Federal Communi cations Commission about a possible violation of the fairness doctrine this year, but Chiles said the threat “died a natural death.” WASHI Former wife assails doctors One of the Democrat* offthei 7 Worth attorney Don Gladden few stations did “backoff'atti over ’ ^ by taking off the commericfj ting down the frequency The The majority owner of tk, - tralbank ' Rangers baseball team batter in a r ° W ’ .600 in his election year * ^ T but lost some contests r®' ^ COnfic own backyard. One of thet# W °. g ° national importance. show that House Majority Lead e , inl1 j ion . J Wright, a Fort Worth De war< Sp1 ' was strongly opposed by honaire oilman, but the vetensE 1 gressman easily defeated Rep^T challenger Jim Bradshaw,®,^ city councilman. ^ a ? Chiles has vowed to confeLe ana campaign against Wright, Hr t Wright is “philosophically,' nSCS ‘ and socialist.” Til keep my mad for wbttfl " ’' doing,” the Fort WorthoilniiB Stoh The L; |0.1 Doctor warned McQueer 0 United Press International HOLLYWOOD — The Mexican doctor who treated Steve McQueen at a controversial cancer clinic near Tijuana claims he advised the actor against the surgery he underwent three hours before dying of a heart attack. McQueen, who starred in the “The Great Escape” and “Sand Peb bles,” died early Friday in a Juarez, Mexico, clinic following three hours of extensive surgery to remove mas sive tumors extending from his intes tines to his neck. Dr. Rodrigo Rodriguez, director of Plaza Santa Maria Clinic south of Tijuana, who earlier announced that the growth of McQueen’s tumors had been halted, told the San Diego Union Saturday: “We (the treatment doctors) all met to discuss the (possibility of surgery) situation (Oct. 30). We were with him about a couple of hours. Finally, he said ‘OK, I’m going to think about it and I will let you know.’” Rodriguez said he told McQueen, “It’s up to you. I don’t think you should do it.” Mrs. NeileToffel, McQueen’s first wife and the mother of his two grown children, has bitterly denounced Rodriguez and other doctors at the clinic who treated the 50-yeEir-old actor with laetrile, intramuscular in jections of animal cells, vitamins, an organic diet, coffee enemas and rub- downs with castor oil. Toffel, who remarried after her di vorce from McQueen, termed the doctors at the clinic “charlatans and exploiters,” adding: “What bothers me is that all the publicity surrounding Steve will convince other innocent people to be misled into going down there for laetrile and other unproved cures. ” Rodriguez said he opposed the surgery because he felt that McQueen’s body had been making progress against the cancer. "I wanted to take advantage of that and keep going in that direction, he said. "He was in pain, but nothing that you could say was really killing him.” But Toffel said because McQueen died of heart failure after bj tion, “They (the doctors) c died of a heart attack] cancer.” Rodriguez said Dr. Kelley, the former Texas c tist who designed McQueeiil conventional treatment, hadrJnguez sau mended Dr. Cesar Santos, lljbrmation geon at the Santa Rosa Cffitficials ar Juarez who operated on (bland inborn before he died. of the pn The Santa Rosa Clinic is c p^kle r< nected to the Plaza Santa HriB ;or ^’ n 8 nic of Tijuana where be U released F receiving treatment. Iretails. j He said federal po fehicles ii Baby girl killed by family python Vai When Is Your Buying No Secret' At All? WHEN OVER 30,000 PEOPLE READ IT IN THE BATTALION For the biggest selections of anything you could pos- want to buy.. . . read our classifieds. You’re bound to find it! 845-2611 [ Rodrigu sional test “one know I workin; llpolice) in jstolen veh ' Luis Ba United Preu International pleft Bure DALLAS — An 8-foot-long pet python crawled from a ten into an infant girl’s crib, bit her face and head dozens of times andt crushed the child to death. Authorities said Sunday the 7-month-old girl, Toni Lynn Dnl|| died a slow death and was unable to scream for help because the si squeezed the breath from her lungs. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office ruled "Wlij traumatic asphyxiation” and said the child’s body bore “countless ip J and head bite marks. I Un . The smothering aspect answered my questions about wbv? NORW] parents didn’t hear the child cry," said a spokesman for the mtc D gj c j a ] s s , examiner s office. “She couldn’t. As the victim tries to breathe j]j em to snake squeezes tighter and tigher around the body.” ixidizer \ The child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eugene Duboe,®i c ] ea j ! pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Saturday, about two hours afterhenb| y spoke Authorities said the child died a slow death and the asphyxiitjute readii process may have taken five minutes or longer. Igfrom tl After finding the child’s body, Mrs. Duboe awakened her husfe(j u t ^ wa who found the snake curled up on a wooden shelf above the baby s; there was i A trail of blood marked its path from the crib to the shelf. ion equip Authorities said Duboe became hysterical, grabbed the po'®! Lt. Cyi snake and wrestled it into his bedroom. He tried to kill it witbal% 0 p e ]j ant then shot it with a .25-caliber pistol. When it still would notib nvestigate partially severed the head with a kitchen knife and threw the ' io back into the room with the dead child, where police found it Police described Duboe as “deeply grief-sticken” and said bis'| was also hysterical. ..JF The child s 5-year-old sister, Jessie, was sleeping in another k ./ the same bedroom but was not harmed. The 7-pound snake apparently escaped from its living room ttr:y| ium during the night by using its strength to nudge aside s covering the top of the glass cage. It then slithered into the bei It is legal to keep a snake in a private residence in Dallas. R° se J however, he intended to present the case to a grand jury, recommending negligence charges. SI A neighbor said the Duboe family had been living in the apart® 5 for^bout three months and also had a pet ferret. j - I remember when my daughter told me, I was shocked tMjr^ have a large snake with the baby around,” said neighbor r Hogan. blends 01 MSC Or*AS proudly presents National Chinese Theatre November 13/8:00 p.m. Rudder Auditorium/TAMU , T ic ^ e,s ayfiteble at MSC Box Office 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Telephone VISA/MASTERCARD orders & pickup at the door 845-2916