New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 14, 1985, Page 6

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 14, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas November Briefly EPA eyes release of manmade organisms WASHINGTON AP The Environmental Protection Agen cy Is leaning toward approval of the first deliberate release of a genetically engineered organism into the natural en one that nature already has put an EPA official Advanced Genetic Sciences of wants to test Pseudonomas syr Ingae and the related that appear to pro tect plants against Use of such bacteria could significantly extend the growing seasons for EPA spokesman Dave Cohen said the agency was likely to grant the company a permit today to spray the bacteria on strawberry Nature makes the bacteria by the billions onplant leaves In two forms about percent iceplus and percent Iceplus produces a protein that becomes the nucleus around which dew Iceminus is miss ing the section of genetic material that directs the bacterium to make that The company makes the iceminus form by gene splicing Amry toughens fitness standards WASHINGTON AP The convinced that too many of its soldiers are passing their physical fitness tests without regularly has decided to toughen the semiannual The outlined last week in a directive sent to all Army will have the greatest impact on men over ge 40 and Female for will have to perform nearly twice as many situps as they do now to achieve a passing The new standards also will be ap plied to all members of the National Guard and The changes become effective next Each of the nations military services uses a dif ferent physical fitness test and scoring with the Marine Corps test considered the most dlf The current Army test is basd on the number of sit ups and pushups performed in twoua spans and the time it takes to run two Each event is scored on a Oto100 with a score of 60 deemed The minimums for that score of GO differ for men and women as wejl as by age Congress moves to refill treasury WASHINGTON AP Congress is moving to refill the Treasurys empty coffers with borrowed money to avert a government financial crisis just as President Reagan leaves for his summit with Soviet leader Mikhail The House and Senate on Wednesday each approved shortterm increases in the governments debt But because they didnt agree on when the new credit would the differences must be settled by midnight The White House warned Wednesday that unless the Treasury can borrow more the government will stop paying its bills on The administration supports permanent legislation raising the national debt ceiling to trillion more than twice the red ink of when Reagan took of fice in 1981 and enough to last through another billion deficit Malpractice insurance soaring ASHINGTON AP Malpractice insurance premiums for obstetricians have risen an average of over the last two prompting a growing number of physicians to leave the field or limit their the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said The professional releasing the results of survey of some said the rising malpractice insurance fees threaten to limit womens access to quality care by persuading physicians to enter medical fields with a lower risk of being William the organizations said 23 percent of the physicians surveyed said they have decreased the amount of highrisk obstetrics they per form because of the increasing chance of being sued and the higher malpractice premiums He said other data show that young physicians entering practice are shunning the feld of highrisk pregnancies Of the 75 spclaldzed programs in the he 45 have staff Space weapons will divide relations MOSCOW AP Soviet leader Mikhail Gor bachev said he plans serious and productive talks with President Reagan next but that Reagans plan to develop space weapons would further divide the superpowers and force Soviet Soviet officials in Europe stressed the Soviet view that arms control is the most important item on the agenda for the summit meeting on Tues day and The summit should center on whether there is go ing to be a war or not and not on other the of ficials If Reagan broaches concerns that human rights are being violated in the Soviet one official said the Soviets would counter by charging massive violations in Whooping cough cases double WASHINGTON AP Whooping cough cases among American some of them have nearly doubled over the last three years as parents wary of possible side effects of the vaccine ap parently have chosen not to immunize their medical experts The American Academy of Pediatrics says cases of whooping cough had been reported to federal epidemiologists from 1 through compared with a total of cases in all of Laser communication explored WASHINGTON AP Pentagon in the first successful test of its have managed to transmit messages to a submarine cruising at opera tional depths using a laser aboard a highflying The conducted a year ago off the coast of was disclosed in an article written by a highranking officer with the Space and Naval War fare The Rear Thomas and other sources agreed such a laser if made could have farreaching One of the more significant problems facing nuclear strategists is that of communicating reliably with ballistic missile submarines without requiring the sub to come up near the where it can be detected by an Such a laser system also could allow easy com munication between carrier battle groups and attack allowing airplanes or helicopters that locate an enemy sub to pass that information School voucher faces fight WASHINGTON AP The Reagan administra tions proposal to give poor parents vouchers they could spend on public or private schools faces for midable obstacles in Congress and a certain legal bat tle should it ever clear all the legislative Reactions to Secretary of Education William Ben netts TEACH plan a loosely drawn acronym for The Equity and Choice Act were Reagan may announce new accord WASHINGTON AP President Reagan is expected to announce to the nation tonight completion of a new agreement with the Soviet Union providing for broader exchanges of students and 1 a nationally broadcast address at 7 Reagan also was likely to outline his hopes for success at next weeks summit meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail State Department officials said after a year and a half of an umbrella framework for the ex change agreement had been worked out through emissaries in Moscow and It replaces an agreement suspend ed in 1980 to punish the Soviet Union for sending more than tuoops into Afghanistan the year Reagan and Gorbachev could sign the new accord when they sit own together in next Tuesday and said the State Department who insisted on There are a few dots and dashes but they should not pre sent a one of the officials told the Associated Press Wednes day H9 godd its a the of ficial It can yield a lot of New York Times reported in todays editions that the two nations will announce at the sum mit that they have agreed to combine efforts to halt the spread of chemical Although the cultural exchange agreement was suspended after the Soviet occupation of there been cultural exchanges between the two on a casebycase Negotiations on the formal agreement picked up over the last six with most of the wdrk being done in the State Department official But despite the summit expectations remain A senior administration official says the success or failure of Reagans meeting with Gorbachev may not be clear until Soviet behavior around the world is measured months With major nuclear arms control agreements already ruled the of ficial told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that Reagan hoped to alter Gorbachevs attitudes about the United States but realized fundamental Soviet policy would not be changed in The president doesnt have any il lusions this meeting will change the ideological underpinings ofthe Soviet the official He described the presidents mood as both calm and and said he was reviewing the history of past summit meetings and the chemistry of the participants to prepare for his talks with In their the official the president wants to establish a basic understanding in the mind of the General Secretary of what our concerns are and to tell him research into an antimissile defense system was neither visionary nor a political In that the official said there is a Soviet attitude of mistrust of us that Reagan hoped to change through personal dialogue with Experimental drug promising weapon against AIDS BOSTON AP Scientists sear ching for the Achilles heel of the AIDS virus believe they have found a promising new strategy drug that wrecks the crucial outer coat of the lethal The medicine has not been tested on victims of acquired immune defi ciency But in the test at it appears to be a powerful weapon that destroys the germs ablity to cause an The called AL seems to carry no dangerous side a major advantage over other ex perimental AIDS In a cautiously worded letter in to days New England Journal of researchers said this apparent safety makes AL 721 a promising new can didate for clinical investigation in the treatment of AIDS and AlDSrelated The report that it shoul be emphasized that results so far are preliminary and that much more work will be re quired to determine th clinical usefulness of this The letter by Prem Sarin of the National Cancer Institute and other researchers said that in test tube the drug could protect vulnerable white blood cells from in fection by the It attacks the virus but spares nor mal human This compound is very non said It doesnt do anything to normal cells at the con centration we Researchers say that if it the medicine will represent an entire ly new approach to fighting Consumer debt hits record high ASSOCIATED PRESS Consumer debt soared to record levels in September and auto sales slumped early in November as a result of the end of cutrate financing offered by the major automakers at the end of the 1985 model Americans took on billion more debt than they paid off in the Federal Reserve reported saying most of the gain was due to the buying of The increase topped the record billion set in May 1984 and far outdistanced the billion increase for prompting warnings by some analysts of a coming consumer spending The consumer is overextended given the current economic condi said Sandra an economist at Chase a research Consumer demand isnt going to but it certain ly is going to slow down sharply from what we had in the first nine months of the Cutrate financing offered in late August and early September by the major automakers prompted part of the debt The Fed said billion of the September increase was for auto loans nearly double the May record of The special financing and other in centives led to inventory shortages in early which analysts blamed for the percent drop in sales the nations automakers reported for compared with last The slump dropped the industrys awxualized sales rate to far below its 8 million I Looking for Something Special I for that Hard To Please Person We Have It The Perfect Gift 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