12 MONTROSE VOICE/FEBRUARY 13. 1987
TYLER (UPI)—A federal judge has
taken under advisement a request for a
temporary restraining order against
Mother Francis Hospital, which is
accused of discriminating against an
employee who has AIDS.
Mark Bible, director of anesthesia at
the hospital, last week filed a $1 million
suit. He claims that when the hospital
found out about his condition, it cut his
salary and restricted his duties.
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, U.S. District
Judge Robert Parker, who took over the
case when U.S. District Judge William
Wayne Justice disqualified himself earlier this week, scheduled a March 9 hearing on Bible's request for a temporary
Glen Maxey of the Lesbian/ Gay
Rights Lobby in Austin said Tuesday,
Feb. 10, Bible's is the first case to his
knowledge of a health care worker in
Texas challenging an employer over
alleged AIDS discrimination.
Bible sued the Tyler hospital where he
has worked since July 1984,MargaretS.
Heath, an assistant vice president and
Bible's immediate supervisor and Ray
Thompson, the hospital's assistant
The lawsuit says Bible was diagnosed
as having AIDS when he was treated at
Mother Francis Hosptial for pneumonia, but his doctor authorized his return
to work without restrictions on Oct. 6.
The suit alleges that hospital officials
told Bible they had learned of his condition and ordered him to confine himself
to managerial duties.
On three separate occasions, Bible
was reprimanded for participating in
patient-related activities, including a
three-day suspension without pay.
He also said his desk was moved to a
different part ofthe hospital in an effort
to isolate him.
Bible claims he was informed Nov. 14,
that as of Feb. 1, his salary would be cut
approximately in half.
The lawsuit alleges that the hospital
officials invaded Bible's privacy my
misusing his confidential medical
records and discriminated against him
because of his illness.
Bible's lawyers have asked the court
to award unspecified damages and
court costs as well as to order the hospital to reinstate Bible to his position as
director of anesthesia at his former
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DALLAS (UPI)—The director of the
Dallas Parks and Recreation Department has been charged with disorderly
conduct following a sexual encounter in
a men's room at a city park, police said.
Jack Robinson, 55, and a man who
identified himself as Gary Evans fled
from police officer Bobby Heddin in
Northlake Park after he found them
partially undressed in the bathroom,
police spokesman Bob Shaw said Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Both men have been charged with disorderly conduct. Evading arrest
charges against both have been referred
by the district attorney's office to a
grand jury, Shaw said.
The police report says the men gave
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI)—A 17-year-old
youth says he has been suspended
unfairly from high school—because he
wore a gold dress, high heels, lipstick, a
wig and earrings to a basketball game.
"I don't skip classes. I don't talk
smart to teachers. I don't think I should
be suspended for what I wear," Ronald
Cox said Tuesday, Feb. 10.
But Horsey Patterson, principal of
Booker T. Washington High School,
Patterson said Cox caused quite a stir
when he attended the school's basketball game Friday night in women's
"It was very disruptive. We were up by
seven points when he walked in, and
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Patterson said he escorted Cox out of
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United Press International
EL PASO—Aliens who are homosexuals, prostitutes, Communists, members
of radical fringe groups or convicted felons are not eligible for amnesty under
the new immigration reform law, officials said Feb. 3.
Al Giugni, director of the El Paso sector of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said all applicants
for a legalization of immigration status
will be required to take a medical examination to prove they do not have AIDS
or other contagious diseases.
"The law sets up certain standards for
all immigrants," Giugni said. "The new
law grants amnesty to those who are
not otherwise not excludable, such as
convicted felons and people with contagious diseases or undesirables.
The new law prqvides amnesty to
those who have been living illegally in
the United States since before Jan 1