Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1991 Page: 1 of 32
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V O L U ME
Clinic recovering from disarray
Dallas Gay Alliance officials say the Nelson-Tebedo
Community Clinic is recovering in the absence of its
two top medical officers, one of whom resigned.
The clinic's physician, Dr. Ken Green, has been
placed on an extended medical disability leave
following a Feb. 5 seizure at the facility, during which
he fell and broke his shoulder.
Gloria Goodwin, the clinic coordinator, resigned
the following Saturday, Feb. 9, although she said her
resignation was forced by DGA officials and AIDS
Resource Center executive director John Thomas, who
oversees all personnel matters for DGA.
Citing the confidentiality of personnel matters,
Thomas was circumspect in speaking about either
situation. But he did maintain that the two are "totally
independent" matters. And he denounced rumors that
the clinic's demise is imminent or that pharmaceutical
manufacturers were likely to rescind drug studies which
were underway or planned at the facility.
Only one study, where drugs were actually being
dispensed to volunteers, was immediately affected,
Thomas said. Four other drug studies are pending but
had not yet begun.
Representatives of Adria Pharmaceuticals, which is
sponsoring a trial of the drug Ansamycin, visited the
clinic for an on-site inspection on Feb. 8 and concluded
that no untoward factors were present to justify
stopping the study.
A representative of the American Foundation for
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Dr. Ken Green . . . clinic's physician is on a medical Gloria Goodwin, the clinic's former coordinator .. .says
disability leave following a Feb. 5 seizure and fall which Dallas Gay Alliance officials presented her with a resign-
resulted in a broken shoulder. or-be-fired situation on Feb. 9.
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Case of the killer vibrator
Amid war hysteria, authorities find 'electronic device' in Iraqi-born S.F. resident's auto
A San Francisco man widely
reported to be an Iraqi terrorist carrying
an explosive device actually was the
victim of a series of mistakes and poor
communication. Instead of a bomb, the
man eventually was discovered to be
carrying only a vibrator-type dildo.
San Francisco police detective
Gregory Clayton, the lead investigator in
the case who recommended that charges
regarding the alleged explosive device
be dropped, blamed hysteria over the
Persian Gulf crisis for the series of errors.
“It’s a good study in national paranoia,
which is all that it is,” Clayton told the
Bay Area Reporter, a weekly San
Francisco newspaper. “There was so
much misinformation floating around it’s
ridiculous. It just got out of control.”
Duraid Jafar Azawi, 35, an Iraqi-born
U.S. resident living in San Francisco, was
the object of an intense search across
California shortly after war broke out last
In October, Azawi was arrested on
suspicion that he forged a prescription.
During a routine search of his
automobile, police discovered a vibrator-
type dildo in the glove compartment.
Unfamiliar with the implement,
investigating officers labeled the dildo an
unknown electrical device and turned it
over to the bomb squad for routine
destruction. Bomb squad officers placed
the dildo near their own explosive
device and detonated the charge,
destroying the dildo in the process.
But the police detonator coated
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1991, newspaper, February 22, 1991; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth615797/m1/1/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.