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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas PastorAIDS victim prayed for donor SAN FRANCISCO AP A 66 yearold nun who died of AIDS contracted through a blood transfusion prayed every day for the person whose blood she received and for all other victims of this her pastor She never once Why me the Thomas Regan said Sister Romana Marie Ryan was a victim of a disease that Usually has attacked homosexual She was a Roman Catholic nun for 47 years and taught preschool and kindergarten children in Philips Regan described the ex cruciating pain Sister Romana Marie suffered in her final days before dying last and said if any good could come from her death it would be to spur research to halt the spread of In July the nun broke her leg on a school outing and had a blood Doctors believe she contracted AIDS acquired Immune deficiency syndrome from that but none of her three donors has shown any symptoms of the I pray daily for the person whose blood I received and for all other victims of this Regan quoted Sister Romana Marie as saying after she learned in December that she had The blood she received came from the Irwin Memorial Blood Bank in San The blood bank has now been linked to eight AIDS Seven of the victims have including Mary John a housewife and mother of New Braunf els February 1985 Comic book helps kids fight abuse HOUSTON AP A SpiderMan comic book portraying sexual abuse and how children should handle it has helped authorities in two southeast Texas counties in making a number of arrests and launching officials The comic book was distribued with the Houston Chronicle on just a few days after the television series Different Strokes featured a child abuse Edie a detective with the Montgomery County Sheriffs said the two presentations have influenced a number of children and resulted in the arrest in Montgomery County of four men and a woman on charges of sexual In police department investigators said they have been swamped with reports of child sex including five cases where the comic book figured These cases resulted directly from kids reading the comic book and telling someone about what happened to officer Latch Ive never had as many cases of child sex abuse as I have on my desk right Latch told of a girl who recently told a school counselor that she had been raped by her mothers I asked her why she told her counselor and she told me it was after reading the Chronicle Spider Man said In other a 7yearold boy reported an assault by a a 13yearold reported being raped her a 4yearold told of being touched by her In each the reading of the comic book encouraged the children to make their according to the The comic book was produced by Marvel Comics Group in cooperation with the National Committee for Prevention of Child Since the Chronicle several other newspapers also have announced plans to distribute the Lung cancer deaths rise in Texas women HOUSTON AP Lung cancer is increasing among Texas surpassing breast cancer as the leading cause of a researcher Vincent a resear cher at the Anderson Hospital and Tumor said the growing number of lung cancer deaths is a result of the increase of women smokers since World War there is no evidence that there will be any change in this trend In the near Guinee said Unless there is a major change in womens smoking we can expect a continuation of the same appalling In lung cancer deaths sur passed breast cancer deaths among Texas women for the first That women died from lung cancer and died from breast said In women died from lung cancer and died from breast he Guinee said lung cancer deaths among Texas men still are more than twice the number of lung cancer deaths among women in the Irish parliament debates merits of availability of contraception Ireland AP Parliament today debates a bill that would permit anyone over age 18 to buy a proposal that has brought threats to Cabinet ministers and an archbishops warning of the moral decline of the overwhelming Roman Catholic Until the sale of all con traceptives was illegal in where 97 percent of the population is The church forbids its members to use artificial birth The measure under debate would amend the 1979 which legalizes the sale of contraceptives to married couples but only with a doctors The governmentsupported measure would let anyone over age 18 purchase But at least five legislators of Prime Minister Garrett FitzGeralds Fine GaelLabor coalition have said they will oppose the risking expulsion from their when a vote is taken next Police said Thursday they were investigating reported threats of violence against two supporters of the Paul junior minister of and John deputy social welfare Police Superintendent Noel An derson said Connaughton had shots can help impotent patients NEW ORLEANS AP As many as onefifth of all men suffering from impotence might be able to have normal sex through surgery on tiny blood vessels or injections of a doctor The surgery helps if blood vessels in the groin are and the injections help if nerves are damaged by disease or said Irwin He was to describe the techniques today at a symposium sponsored by Southern Baptist Hospital in a conference titled Multidisciplinary Microsurgery at the Mardi an assistant professor of urology at Boston University Medical said in an interview Thur sday that the two treatments are effective on men younger than 50 with physical rather that emotional The Kinsey institute estimates that 10 million to 20 million American men are Goldstein He said that about 15 percent of the impotent men in this country are younger men whose nerves are damaged by injury or diseases such as diabetes or multiple If the blood flow is he they can be helped by shots of two chemicals that mimic those usually released by the body during sexual He said the drugs papaverine hydrochloride and phentolamine mesylate relax the smooth muscles surrounding the blood vessels in the penis and the tiny sacs that fill with blood to produce an Each shot uses about one milliliter threehundredths of an ounce injected into the he So Goldstein he has used the drugs on about 100 and about 20 of them or their wives have been taught to give the drugs at home and monitor their effects under an experimental They include Bobby Reynolds of whose back was broken in a 1981 car I think its a superduper for folks who cannot do of and they need to know about Bright Idea You can count on he Consumer Informa tion Catalog to turn you on to new ideas that help solve problems and brighten your The Catalog lists more than 200 federal publications you can send tor Many are all are and they cover a wide variety of From building to finding to travel to From cars to jobs to babies to Whatever consumer information youre looking look to the Consumer Informa tion Catalog for help in finding the answers you The Consumer Information Center of the General Services Administration puts the Catalog together quarterly to make sure you get the most uptodate So send for a copy and shed some light on your Its free for the Just write CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER LB COLORADO 81009 he said in a telephone And I dont mind telling He said impotence and the psychological trauma it brought nearly wrecked his marriage before he got in touch with Goldstein in The only said is that the drugs take about 90 minutes to wear regardless of the level of sexual Thats a small sacrifice to he Goldstein the drugs will take so long to wear off that an injection of another drug is needed to cancel He said the shots can also be used to prove whether impotence is physical or emotional in patients who dont have nerve received several letters threatening to kidnap his family and burn down his house if he voted for the Donnollon told reporters he received a letter threatening that his house would be Sean the governments parliamentary floor said hate some of it was flooding FitzGeralds During the debate Health Minister Barry Desmond i accused Irelands bishops of using an insidious form of moral blackmail to try to get legislators to oppose the Archbishop Kevin McNamara of a leading conservative said last week Our society as a whole stands at a decisive moral at this turning point in its Ireland must He said the admendment will promote moral the growth of venereal a sharp increase in the number of teenage illegitimate births and abortions all evident in other Divorce is banned under Irelands and Ireland is one of the few countries where children born out of wedlock are denied full legal Barber Shop Quartet Concert February 16 PM New Braunfels Civic Center 12th Annual Calvacade of Barber Shop Harmony Featured Quartet THE INNSIDERS Abo THE SOUTH TEXAS SOUND CHORUS ONE ONLY ind 4 CITY 4 Tickets are and and arc available at Royers Music al 354 by phoning 625 1859 or from any local Tickets will be available at the Presented New Rniiinfik the Pcmervutioii untl of Bather QmurVf Sinking in Local government Weve got you covered HeraldZeitung EYE OPENERS By 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