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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mom hopes others take sons death as message New Braunf els HeraldZeitung August 7A ABILENE AP His friends laughed when 15yearold Joe Arrazola tried to warn them about the dangers of but at least one has stopped since Arrazola died from sniffing his mother Arrazolas mother said her sons drug use was a habit he didnt but it was one that killed him last month he was found dead in the driveway of his parents An autopsy report attributed the death to sniffing gasoline one time too And although the his friends laughed when he warned them about at least one has stopped taking drugs since his Arrazola And she hopes others will follow that youths I think Joes death is a she said at a news conference He would have wanted Joe was found dead shortly after New machine pulverizes kidney stones DALLAS AP Removal of kidney stones usually means several days in the hospital and a painful But a new treatment that im merses a patient in water and then disintergrates his kidney stones with shock waves could reduce the time spent in the hospital and even the cost of curing the health The new treatment uses a piece of equipment called a kidney which has been installed in the newly opened LithoCenter Southwest at Presbyterian Hospital in one of two in a fivestate In this age of miracle it constitutes a James center told the Dallas Times The condition that usually requires at least a week in the hospital and a painful incision now can be treated with an overnight The average cost of to for such a stay will also be cut to between and with the new Cochran Each year about a half million people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney mineral deposits which form in the kidney and often block the narrow ducts leading to the Although some stones pass through Ihe urinary as many as 80 percent of patients must have Cochran The kidney approved by the Food and Drug Administration late last has already suc cessfully treated 14 patients at the Dallas he The million project is a joint venture of the a group of physicians and UroTech Management of officials The machine focuses shock waves on the causing them to crumble into small particles that can be passed through the The patient is placed under general then positioned on a reclining seat and lowered into a large tub of The kidney stones are located with an Xray and the patient is positioned over a reflector at the bottom of the The shock wave puliverizes and crushes the stones by setting up an internal Cochran The stones turn to which can be passed through the urinary tract with minimal Doctors say the treatment is ef fective in about 80 percent of the Patients must be referred by their Policeman fired for excessive force in arrest AUSTIN AP A 12year veteran patrol officer has been fired by Police Chief Jim Everett for using excessive force during the arrest of an unarmed The firing Wednesday was the second action this month against an officer accused of using excessive Everett said he fired Officer David May field because the person Mayfield struck had not resisted The man was not a threat to the He was not Everett Mayfield had 21 internal affairs complaints brought against him during his years on the According to Mayfield struck Juan Johnny with a night stick Pena suffered bruises and a cut to the head that required midnight on July By the time he found he was in too Arrazola said of her sons drug He knew where he was he knew he was in said Taylor County Justice of the Peace Samuel who ordered an autopsy on Arrazola after pronouncing him His desire was to Abilene Police Youth Officer Lee Reed said inhaling gasoline seals air sacks in the suffocating a That is apparently what happened to Malta He had been sniffing gasoline for about a year when Malta he tried it one too many and it cost him his Tuesdays news conference was put together by to allow Arrazola to tell Abilene parents that her son wasnt the only chemically dependent child in the and that something needs to be We are going through here in like were going through it in most of the state and most of our the greatest health epidemic that the United Stales faces Kids are seeking some way lo get to get away from certain Malta Arrazola said she found her son was on drugs when some of his friends were She said she asked him if he took and he He Its tough out she He You have to do you have to He wrote of his drug problems in from which excerpts were read at the news I wish my friends would un derstand that pot aint no he I can feel myself Im hurt but I cant put it into clear Arrazola said she called the police about her sons She said the police told her he had to be caught doing something wrong before they could do The boy loved soccer and football and was looking forward to playing football this fall at Abilene High his mother At one he considered becoming a Catholic priest when he grew But his sisters said his mood changed about a year ago and that he began displaying a bad He started picking on Anna Arrazola He was a walking Junior achievement Exit exams may test reform success AUSTIN AP High school juniofs could give Texans a quick glimpse of how the education reform system is Education Commissioner William Kirby The new exitlevel exam required for high school graduates will be administered for the first time in and Kirby predicts that about 25 percent of them will But those juniors will be retested in when Kirby said he expects a significant number of the failing students will Reform doesnt occur right away it takes Im going to give you something that is going to occur right away that will give you an indication of whether its working or Kirby said of the exitlevel In his speech Wednesday to a Texas Daily Newspaper Association seminar for education Kirby We already know probably 25 percent of the children will fail that test in The failure rate will be much higher among minority he But Im going to predict for you and it will be soon enough for you to call me to task over that a significant number of the kids who fail the test in October will pass it in he He based his prediction on the additional tools now available for schools to use to help struggling One of the reasons they are going to pass it is because it will put people on notice in and we are going to say to school Get busy with with with tutorials and the various kind of afterschool programs aimed at he Many people are going to be surprised at how capable our kids Kirby said of the over all effects of the reform The commissioner predicted the upcoming school year will begin much more peacefully than did the previous when the reforms were hew and We started school last year with a lameduck state board that was not to give was not to pass policies to implement the he House Bill the school reform abolished the elected State Board of Education and replaced it with an appointed But due to delays in getting required federal approval of the the elected board was still in place when school began last The other problem we had was the Texas Education Agency TEA itself in responsible for what I call the TEA Questions would come but nothing would come When something came it came out very profusely and there were three or four different answers to the same said There are now almost a ton of rules in place to clarify the reform he We believe by having this in place the confusion that existed last year certainly will have significantly abated with the opening of school this Because school people have information and have an un well have a much calmer beginning than we had last said That that confusion that occurred last year is why so many people felt the sky was he Whats happening given the given the people are finding out it didnt It never was LEVIS SHRINK TO FIT 501 JEANS Look to Bealls for Levis legendary buttonfly 501 Americas original since The authentic comfortable fit jeans that shrink to fit you 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