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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Common cold Researchers find the cure is nothing to sneeze at WASHINGTON AP its not a cure for the common but it could be the biggest step in that as well as a ray of hope to finding cures for other more deadly resear f hers Scientists said Wednesday they had mapped the three dimensional makeup of a microscopic coldcausing virus the first time any human virus has been completely detailed in cluding tiny points of vulnerability where future vac cines or other drugs might be The composite image was produced from data fed into a Since viral agents are to blame for many human in cluding the deadly as well as the the new findings could be significant in fights against diseases ranging from stuffy noses to multiple sclerosis to leukemia and even perhaps the mysterious AIDS said the lead Purdue University Professor Michael He told a roomful of reporters that many viruses can cause meaning there may never be a sneeze and sniffles preventing he said that in light of his groups it may be possible to find a cure for the cold that may hot be along the lines of a classic vaccine a for instead of at tacking the virus would lure it away from areas where it might otherwise attach to healthy Seeing the detailed makeup of cold viruses down to three hundredmillionths of a cen timeter makes chances of developing effective antiviral drugs much more he Rossmann emphasized that it would be up to others to develop drugcounter applications for his which resulted from experiments done in collaboration with a Wisconsin group headed by Roland Rueckert and which depended heavily on hightechnology machinery at Purdue and Cornell As for its broader the work adds up to a good basic piece of William a virology program officer with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious said in an interview following the news Allen said Rossmann and Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute were setting up another experiment aimed at similar threedimensional charting of leukemialinked New Texas Lawmaker predicts farm credit hardships September Page3A ABILENE AP A state legislator says midwest agriculture credit problems are costing Texas farmers money through high interest rates that may ultimately spell the demise of the state farm credit Whats happening right now is that the farm credit system in Texas is overcharging its taking the additional money and putting it into reserve to pump into the farm system in the Steve DRoby said on Wed The net effect is that its costing Texas farmers a lot of he Carriker participated in the firsl meeting Wednesday in Austin of a group assembled by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower to study Texas farm credit a is the only state legislator in the Texas Congressman Kika de la chairman of the House Agriculture said earlier that the federal government may have to loan the federal Farm Credit Administration money to keep it Last credit administration officials said economic conditions in agriculture have slumped so badly that the billion farmcredit the nations largest farm can no longer absorb its losses and will seek outside Farm Credit directors said the system may need a bailout within the next two De la Garza said Congress would not let the credit administration go Were not going to let that hap he House Agriculture Committee members are to hold meetings this week to find out what went wrong besides bad economic times for said de la Farm Credit Administration Badloan chargeoffs In millions of dollars 200 160 D What tt is FCA is the largest lender to farmers and farm cooperatives through its nationwide network of 37 The owned by its sells bonds to raise money and holds more than onethird of total farm Total loans In billions of dollars 80 78 76 74 72 1981 82 83 84 1981 82 83 84 85 First six months As of 31 for June 30 for 1985 Chicago Tribune Graphic Source FsderaJ Farm Cretin Banks Funding Corp Miniseries will tell billionaires story DALLAS AP Next an actor will play the part of a famous Texas billionaire for a television miniseries on just one of the Texans matiy famous Although no names for the leading role have been Ross Perot will be portrayed in a fivehour miniseries based on the On Wings of Filming will begin according to Perot and The project is based on the bestselling book by Ken Follett about Perot and the late Bull Simons rescue of Electronic Data Systems employees from an Iranian jail in The story was to be a motion but will instead be a twopart television program on NBC next a network spokesman Briefly Man spots child floating in pool AUSTIN AP The City Council today will honor two men who saved a child from drowning in the swimming pool of an apartment The two worked to revive Jonathan Mayberry until emergency medical personnel and Austin firefighters arrived at the northside complex on The almost was taken to Brackenridge where he was treated until he recovered a few days Steve Zimmerman said habit led him to walk onto the balcony of his secondfloor apartment the day he spotted the child floating in the bottom of the swimming I used to work as the maintenance and one of my jobs was taking care of the Zimmerman said on It was just force of Officials at Austin Emergency Medical Services said Zimmermans habit is a major reason that the child is alive Zimmerman raced pulled the child to the and called in Kevin an acquaintance Zimmerman worked with at the Fairfield Village Apart ment Zimmerman and Czap will receive 1 citations from city who performed car diopulmonary resuscitation at the said he did not think the child would He was so full of water it was said His were turning and his eyes were rolled up in his a former Coast mouthtomouth incidents reported at Austin State Hospital AUSTIN AP An Austin State worker told police this week that she was raped and beaten by Uhree men who grabbed her in the lot of one of the adult units after dark last an Austin newspaper I The victim was so traumatized that report was delayed and hospital workers were not warned of possible because the through a union asked the superintendent to keep the in formation the Austin i AmericanStatesman the hospital superin tendent said efforts had been made during that time to tighten the report The rape is one of several sexual assaults this summer on or near the grounds of the mental which does not have Mcwity force or guards at the five The mental health worker told police she btUevtd the men who raped her were mental patienti or former patients because she had seen several months ago in the hospital where patient blood tests are She said the assault took place on 10 nea Dudley and told him that the v who Is a union had been rapedPearson repeated the womans request for VISA CHARGE IT MOST STORES FREE 1986 Catalog Come In for Yours Telephone With by Radio Shack Save 7095 m Stores Up to 32 Numbers for Instant OneButton Dialing Big savings on the phone 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