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Des Moines, Iowa
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Thursday, April 27, 1989
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Thursday, April 27, 1989 B THE I)KS MOINES KEMS'l I R.1 r v i fcCvtt. I i I Artificial-heart patient enjoys sunny morning By CYNTHIA HUBERT IMMm- SMlf WrtMr The morning sun warmed Gerald Smith's face for the first time in nearly three months Wednesday, and the South Dakota man smiled. A few minutes outdoors even if it was only the patio at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in ,s-Jp Des Moines rep resented a momentous occasion for :mitn, wno nas oerald been kept alive smith with a mechanical heart since March 13. Smith, 51, flashed a thumbs-up sign to construction workers nearby as he sat in a wheelchair, dressed in a colorful bathrobe and tethered to the cumbersome machine that powers the plastic-and-metal heart in his chest. His excursion was not an intimate occasion. Television cameras and newspaper reporters were on hand, along with doting nurses, technicians and a hospital security guard. Looking out over the city, the wind rippling through his hair, Smith I seemed oblivious to all the attention. Are you a little overwhelmed?" asked his wife, Dorothy, who has taken up residence at Mercy since the implant. Her husband, unable to speak because of a breathing tube in his throat, reached for her hand and gripped it tightly. Smith's medical saga began Feb. 13, when he suffered a heart attack while working at a sewage- treatment plant in Rapid City. A month later, he was flown to Des Moines, where his failing heart was replaced by a mechanical one. Surgeons told Smith's family it was his only chance. Particularly in the past two weeks, (Smith has made rapid progress, officials said Wednesday, i "He's getting stronger and stronger every day," said Lawrence Barker, 'who directs Mercy's mechanical-I heart program. "All of his lab work .looks essentially normal excellent, I in fact." Surgeons intend to replace Smith's artificial heart with a human donor organ as soon as one is found that 'matches his unusual blood and tissue I ijFica. ilia name lo ucai luc lup ui a national list of people waiting for or gan transplants, Barker said. "Ideally, we would like to get him transplanted as soon as possible," Barker said. "The longer he remains on the device, the more potential .there is for complications." Only recently has Smith become fully aware of everything that has (happened to him, said Barker. "He now has a very good concept of what's going on and why he's still .alive," he said. J Dorothy Smith said her husband is "kind of anxious" about the forthcoming transplant. But he is looking forward to getting back to a normal life. t Trial begins of man who wed stepdaughter iBy DEBORA WILEY JO) TIM RceUttft Ctdar Rapid! Buruu MAmH&biuK, ia. jury selection in the perjury trial of a physician who married his former stepdaughter was completed Wednesday. Opening arguments in the trial of Rick Redalen, formerly of Dubuque, were delayed until today while law yers debated the legality of a subpoe na for Redalen's 16-year-old wife and former stepdaughter, Tammy Fed- rcerson Redalen. The trial was moved to Delaware County District Court from Dubuque County. Redalen, 46, was charged with two counts of perjury after he said in a May 25, 1988, contempt-of-court hearing that he had last seen his stepdaughter in the Phoenix, Ariz., air port and didn t know her where abouts. The contempt charges were filed because he had been ordered not to kontact the girl, then 15. She turned 16 on Dec. 29. The Dubuque County attorney's of fice alleges that Redalen had taken (the girl to stay with friends, Jerry Connolly and Mary Jo Decker, in Bed ford, Texas. In May, authorities found her in Bedford and returned her to Dubuque. In August, a judge denied Redalen's request for guardianship. Less than a month later, the two were married by proxy, with Tammy Redalen in Iowa and Rick Redalen in Texas. Tammy Redalen and Connolly had been subpoenaed to appear as wit nesses by Assistant County Attorney Christine Corken. Corken said in court Wednesday that money to pay the travel expenses had been mailed Friday or Monday. Redalen's lawyer, Tom Riley of Cedar Rapids, reported that the money hadn't arrived. On Tuesday, a Texas judge quashed the subpoenas for Tammy Redalen and Connolly, partially because the witness fees had not been paid, Riley (said. Airlines offer $1 children's fares By GEORGE CLIFFORD III Rttltttr Stilt Wrltw Iowa travel agents expect business to soar this summer as word spreads that several airlines are offering $1 summer fares for children traveling with adults. By Wednesday, International Tours of Des Moines had received several calls on the special fares announced earlier in the week by Continental, TWA, Braniff and United airlines, agent Deb Cashman said. The special rates will be available for children making round trips with adults who pay regular ticket prices, a deal West Des Moines resident Brian Comito finds "very difficult to pass up." Comito, who works in Deere & Co.'s marketing department, had been planning to drive to South Dakota with his wife and children for vacation this summer. With the announcement of the fares, however, those plans have been all but scrapped, and the family now has its sights set on a trip to San Diego. "Mount Rushmore will always be there, but these kinds of air fares won't be," Comito said. Comito said his family might have to drive as far as Kansas City to get a flight to San Diego, but said it would be worth it for the considerable savings. He and his wife probably will pay $198 each for their round-trip tickets to Sau Diego, he said, and will get the $1 fares for his 9-year old daughter and 7-year-old son. Comito said he sparked considerable interest in the fares Wednesday among his co-workers. "It's spreading around my office like wildfire," he said. Elsewhere in the state, business was not yet brisk. Sev eral agents, however, said they expect sales to pick up considerably when advertising for the fares increases later this week. Marian Roisen, who owns All Continents Travel in Clear Lake, predicted the special fares would spur a 15 percent increase in children's ticket sales this summer. Just as Comito is attracted to San Diego because of its zoo and beaches, Roisen said customers would tend to use the fares to visit "family-oriented destinations." In Clear Lake, agent Patricia Kucera at American Travel and Tour also said sales had not taken off yet. Kucera said she and other agents were trying to overcome "limited awareness" of the special fares by phoning regu lar customers who have children to tell them about the fares. Jackie Mosher, an agent for Global Travel In Des Moines, said she did not think the special rates would attract many customers. She said she remembered only limited interest when Ozark Air Lines offered a similar special several years ago. "For me it really didn't go over well," she said. ISU singers begin international tour Th Rtflitar'i towt Ntwi tarytct AMES, IA. - The Iowa State Singers will visit the Soviet Union and Poland on a two-week tour beginning May 20. The trip will mark the 40th anniversary of the group and will be the first time the Iowa State Singers have performed in Eastern Europe. The students will pay half of the cost of the $90,000 trip. The singers will perform six con- certs, featuring religious and Ameri-'. can folk music. The singers will kick off the trip with a May 7 concert as part of the Veishea celebration in Ames. SOLID OAK TABLES EXCLUSIVf SUKR BAR 1 OP FiNISH 36'' to 104" MACE IN THE USA APARTMENT Sl7t TABI E5 5 VR WARRANTY ON TABLES t 10 YR. 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