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Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1995, Gastonia, North Carolina mrnrn mm mm OOPS UNC, Wake Forest rack up In AII-ACC team, Page ic Duke coach says he'll be back next season page ic ck || The Gaston À Â Gazette TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1995 25 CENTS Study: Americans stressing out Massage helps escape By Stephen Harris Gazette Staff Reporter GASTONIA - One quiet corner of a Gaston Memorial Hospital department now is dedicated to healing the mind as well as the body. The massage therapy program that opened a little more than a month ago in the rehab services department is being billed as a way to treat tension in the body from overwork, over- Please see MASSAGE/2A California landslide -73 Avoid driving oftw drinking .„„85 Smoke detector inborn_____„93 Swiofee regularly____________86 Frequent strenuous exercise ...„37 Drink «kohol moderately «.....-89 Limit fat in diet S3 to a survey figwebMQscaieeHDQ. Maintain proper weight........18 j Obey speed limit „.,..„48 Control stress.......„..70 limit cholesterol in diet___45 limit sodium in diet_______47 limit sugar in diet_________40 Get 74 hows sleep nightly ..59 1 Overall Prevention Index65.6 < tandy fnhn )i/H» Guniti From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans are obeying speed limits, exercising vigorously and paying close attention to the fiber and sodium in their diets. And adding to the list of unhealthy behavior: they're eating less broccoli. Almost two-thirds feel stressed out at least once a week, and three in 10 get by on six hours of sleep a night or less. All told, the average American only Associated Press John Puckett, left, and Don Chiapuzio help remove belongings from near Ventura. About 200 of the 700 residents in this beachside homes around a landslide that covered nine homes over the community have been evacuated from their homes. Rains stopped weekend and is threatening to destroy more in La Conchita, Calif., temporarily. But residents still aren't safe. See story, Page 1D. Mayor wants pre-Oiympic training here By Sally Kuhl Gazette Staff Reporter GASTONIA - Mayor Jick Garland says he has found a Charlotte ally who will help him in his quest to bring German Olympic track and field athletes here to train. Judy Rose, the athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, told Garland Monday that she will work to have some athletes ^ 1996 OIYMPICS shuttled from Charlotte to Gastonia for pre-Olympic training. "She will meet next week with the chairman of the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission about Gas-tonia's participation," Garland said. "She said she thought something could be worked out." That meeting could prompt another meeting between Charlotte and Gastonia leaders, Garland said. At that time, Gastonia leaders would tout possible training sites, namely schools. "Hopefully in March we'll have an answer," Garland said. "I don't know if the decision has to go back and clear with the German Olympic Committee, INDEX Abby/ 5A Bulletin Board/5A Business/4-6B Classified/ 4-8D Comics/2-3D Crossword/ 2D Health/ 4-5A • • • • 4 sections/ 28 payes Call us Gastonla/864-3^91 Lincolnton/735-4616 Charlotte/825-5158 Fax/867-6988 Hometown/1B Horoscope/ 20 Movies/5C Opinion/2B Obituaries/ 7B Sports/1-5C Television/2D • w The Gazette Is a recyclable product. Chance of rain High 65 Low 55 • Details/ 2A A little help from his friends Clinton consults many people for advice Fewer people practicing healthy lifestyle practices two-thirds of the behaviors that signal a healthy lifestyle, according to an annual ranking produced by the health magazine Prevention. Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum, R-Kan., chairwoman of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, joined the magazine's editors at a news conference Monday to release the 12th Please see HEALTH/2A Tort law debate begins Measure would make suing companies harder Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON - In a lobbying blitz reminiscent of last year's health reform debate, groups on each side of legislation that would make it tougher for people to sue companies for injuries are turning up the volume on Congress. As the "Common Sense Liability Act" moves to the House floor Wednesday, corporate proponents have launched an array of television and print ads targeted at Congress. Foes of the bill, mostly trial lawyers and self-styled consumer advocacy groups, have been using press conferences featuring injury victims to make their points. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he believes lawyers have already spent $6 million ■ fighting changes in the law and predicts litigation reform will be the "biggest fight, without any question" over any part of the House Republicans' Contract With America. "You're going to see every art that the trial lawyers have learned in manipulating juries put to work now in trying to defeat litigation reform," he said. The stakes are huge. Industry groups claim lawsuits cost business and consumers up to $130 billion a year, although opponents contend the actual cost is far less. About a million lawsuits relating to personal injury are filed in state courts each year, 5 Please see TORT/2A Gaston attorneys: Let juries decide Gingrich Please see TRAI N/2 A Ma V or Jlck Garland WASHINGTON (AP) - Long before Bill Clinton was a household name, he sat shoulder-to-shoulder with a president who cloistered himself at Camp David to ponder broad social questions with big thinkers. Seated next to Jimmy Carter for one session of his famous "malaise summit," rookie Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton advised the president that he was "too withdrawn" and that the country needed a clearer sense of him. Little wonder, then, that Bill Clinton the president seems determined to stay in touch. He consults with old friends and corporate CEOs and academics and New Age gurus. Even ex-presidents. Preparing for a major speech, he will invite outsiders Please see FRIENDS/2A Associated Press Clinton with labor secretary By Bo Petersen Gazette Staff Reporter GASTONIA - People on juries know best when it comes to civil lawsuit damages, say Gaston attorneys who oppose federal legislation limiting awards. Others say "wild" jury damage awards make the GOP proposals necessary. Local attorneys don't favor all of the protection the Republican Contract with America gives businesses against consumer lawsuits. "Everybody knows what's going on. This is just another way of protecting big business and sticking it to the poor people," said attorney Joe Roberts, who represents clients seeking such damages. "Some of the jury awards seem astronomical," Roberts said. Please see GASTON/2A Coming Wednesday: Greater Gaston cooks compete for the longest-lasting piece of Tupperware
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