The Billings Gazette from Billings, Montana on February 17, 1981 · 5
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Electric blues guitarist dead SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An autopsy vas being conducted Monday on Michael Bloomfield. whose electric guitar playing for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band led a revival of urban blues music. Bloomfield. 37, of Marin County, was ound slumped in the passenger seat of his iar in San Francisco about 11:30 a.m. Sun-lay, a deputy coroner said . Authorities said they believed the leath was accidental. An empty bottle la-eled "Valium" was found on the car seat, he deputy coroner said, but no suicide iote was found. There were no signs of a truggle. the official said. Bloomfield played lead guitar with the hicago-based Butterfield band starting in ie mid-1960s. He later appeared with ther groups, including Electric Flag and :gb. Bloomfield and other white musicians took the urban blues style honed by such black musicians as McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield and blended it with rock music. The hybrid music focused new attention on the blues and resulted in the professional resurrection of a number of black blues musicians. Bloomfield's career wound down in the mid-1970s, and his most recent concert performances were mostly nostalgic get-togethers. "Maybe there's a few moments of ecs-tacy," he once said of his life as a musician, "but the price you pay for that is pure daily hell. And it's true the moments of my greatest creativity came out of intense agonv when I'd been on the road for months, strung out. junk sick." He said. "I know it's not worth it. I have to find a balance in comfort and deal with art on a daily, human basis." ft I The Billings Gazette Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1981 5-A Nurses: 30 of surgery not needed MIKE BLOOMFIELD Butterfield Band NEW YORK (UPI) - Nearly half of the nurses polled in a nationwide survey claim three out of 10 operations are not needed, a magazine reported Monday. Twenty-five percent of those polled by the magazine "RN" a journal for registered nurses and students said nearly half the patients could be treated on an outpatient basis, a less expensive alternative. The report, based on a a national poll of 12.500 nurses, provided evidence a quiet mutiny in the name of patients' rights is under way by the nation's hospital nurses. Forty-six percent of the nurses estimated the amount of unnecessary surgery at 30 percent or more. Another 20 percent pegged 50 percent or more of operations as not needed. Eighty-three percent said it is right for a nurse to inform a patient of therapeutic alternatives if the doctor does not. Only 17 percent felt this would violate the traditional doctor-patient relationship. The ethics survey was titled "Is it right? Protect the MD ... or the Patient?" "Physicians can say goodbye to the unquestioned support that decades of handmaiden nursing has led them to expect." said the article by Ronni Dandroff. "RN" senior editor. "The 'benevolent conspiracy' against the patient is over. Today's nurses put patients' rights first. "Emphasis has moved from protecting the MD's reputation to protecting the patient from incompetence." On unnecessary surgery and not needed hospitalization the nurses do not stand alone. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associations of America recently urged member plans to push for one-day outpatient surgery as a cost-cutting strategy. The "Blues" and Medicare and Medicaid officials also are campaigning for second opinions to curb unnecessary operations. And they have been joined in a crusade against unnecessary hospitalization for several years. Copy cat' layer in Atlanta? ATLANTA (UPI) - A )rensic expert who has exa-lined most of the victims aid Monday some of At-mta's 17 black child slay-lgs may be the work of a copy cat killer." Dr. Robert Stivers, Ful-n County medical exam-ler. said he believes more lan one person is involved l the slayings. He said a copy cat killer" is "some-ling you have to suspect." He said a killer who slays lany people "usually ap-roaches it in much the ime way. In our case, e've got all different kinds f asphyxiation deaths. Whether it's the work of a py cat killer I don't know. ,'s a possibility." Of the 17 Atlanta slay-igs, eight of the victims ied of asphyxia either by :rangulation, choking, or iffocation. One victim died om a gunshot, one was :abbed and one was hit ith a blunt object. The iuse of death in six other tilings is not known. "There are a lot of copy at killers out there," Stiv-rs said. "It is my gut feel-ig that there's more than tie person doing this." Prosecutor sums up in Harris trial WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. JPI) Jean Harris was so nraged at finding another oman's clothes in "Scars-ale Diet" Dr. Herman Tar-ower's bedroom that she ulled out a gun she had rought to kill herself and egan pumping shots into im, the prosecution laimed Monday. Prosecutor George Bolen nished his summation in Irs. Harris' second-degree turder trial with an ac-junt of Tarnower's death tat differed markedly from le summation of defense ttorney Joel Aurnou. who ailed the shooting "a tragic trident." Bolen said the shooting ccurred when Mrs. Harris )und clothes belonging to er rival. 38-year-old Lynne ryforos. in the bathroom ext to Tarnower's bed-wm. "She goes into the bath-jom and sees the belong-igs of Lynne Tryforos for le first time. All the in-'ard hostility to Lynne Try-mis and how in her mind ynne Tryforos had usurped er role as far as the doctor i concerned emerges. "She's enraged," Bolen lid. "She gets the gun. She's i control. She has the nwer now. "If Herman Tarnower on't deny himself of ynne Tryforos. she'll do it r him. 'If I (Harris) can't ave him no one can,'" olen suggested. The prosecutor told the iry that the defcndent had wn able to accept Tarnow-r's many infidelities but fit her displacement as his ivorite companion. 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