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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZettung O Friday August 22 1997 a 3A Survivor of ovarian cancer speaks out on Silent killer Dear Abby Because your column reaches millions of women every day I am writing to you about a deadly disease that gets little attention and as a oneyear survivor I have found women who know little about It is the disease that killed comedienne Gilda Radnor Cassandra Harris actor Pierce Bronsans actresses Carolyn Jones Joan Hackett Sandy Dennis Jessica Tandy Laura Nyro and the mother of Olympic skater Oksana Baiul at age 36 ovarian cancer The deadliest of all gynecological cancers an estimated cases are diagnosed in the United States each year and die from it annually It is also called the silent killer because the symptoms are vague often ignored or minimized by both patient and physician and thus usually not diagnosed until it is in an advanced stage However there are symptoms and risk factors to know about and early detection gives the best chance for survival Ovarian cancer usually strikes women between the ages of 40 and 70 although I know many women in their 30s who have it It is more prevalent in women who have had no pregnancies have taken fertility drugs had an early menopause eaten a highfat diet or frequently used talcum powder in the genital area It is also more common in those with a history of breast cancer or ovarian problems or a family history of ovarian breast or colon cancer There are three women in my Ovarian Cancer Support Group at SHARE in New York City who had breast cancer and complained of ovarian cancer symptoms and were not diagnosed until an advanced state Symptoms that may indicate ovarian cancer are abdominal bloating swelling or pain urinary frequency or urgency constipation gastrointestinal discomfort such as gas nausea or indigestion menstrual abnormalities back and leg pain and fatigue symptoms that women and their physicians often downplay or attribute to other causes Many complain of a feeling Since these are symptoms that women may experience from time to time they are often told by their doctors that its These symptoms may be due to other causes but if they are present for more than a few weeks insist that your doctor rule out this dreaded disease by performing a pelvic examination a pelvic sonogram a CA125 blood test which is a marker for ovarian cancer and if necessary a CAT scan Being persistent can save your life Abby if you will print this letter and if your readers will clip this column to share with their mothers daughters sisters friends and co workers you could save many lives Please help me give this silent killer a voice Marsha Newman Long Island City Dear Marsha Im sure many women will be grateful to you for speaking out about this killer It it important that all women know the warning signs of cancer and notify their doctors if any unusual symptoms persist for more than a week or two That precaution can be a lifesaver Dear Abby Your column about pets being left in hot cars reminded me of a steamy day last summer My car was low on gas so I pulled into a selfserve station that had no other customers at the time As I filled my tank with gas an attendant came over to admonish me for not having lowered the cars windows for my dogs comfort I tried to explain that the air conditioner had been left on and that for the few minutes it would take to fill the tank with gas the dog would be much more comfortable with the windows up Unconvinced the attendant A dog can die with the windows up you Agreeing with the message if not the circumstances I smiled nodded and drove off in my stillcool car But I was a bit bemused that the attendant showed absolutely no concern for my two children They were also in the car with my dog in Mission Viejo Calif Lawmakers plan to visit Texas jails Wisconsin legislators voice concerns about treatment of inmates By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer MADISON Wis AP Legislators plan to investigate conditions in Texas jails where Wisconsin leases space for convicts to alleviate prison congestion the Assembly majority leader says A visit to Texas was proposed several months ago and was put back onto the front burner because of reports that Missouri inmates were abused by guards in Texas jails Rep Steven Foti ROconomowoc said Thursday A 1996 videotape appeared this week on television described as a training film and showing officers ttursing kicking anddragging prisoners stinging some of them with an electric stun gun The videotape led Missouri officials to terminate their contract with a jail in Brazoria County near Houston Wisconsin has sent 538 prisoners to Texas jails since October None is in Brazoria County Foti and at least three other legislators plan a visit Sept 46 to some of the eight jails that have contracts with Wisconsin questioning Wisconsin inmates Michael J Sullivan secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections said department representatives will make unscheduled inspections in the eight Texas counties and will interview inmates Sullivan rejected as unnecessary a proposal by Rep Spencer Coggs D Milwaukee for an independent ombudsman to represent inmates We already have an ombudsman Rodney Jeanis who is a former sheriff in Texas Jeanis is paid by the state of Wisconsin to monitor the counties that have contracts with the Department of Sullivan said in a statement Legislators want assurances that jail conditions in Texas are similar to those in Wisconsin prisons and whether or not the abuse on the tape in Missouri is a onetime Foti said The visit he said is unrelated to a letter to Sullivan this week from the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin ACLU executive director Christopher Ahmuty said inmate complaints include confinement in inadequate no One of the most things about moving the prisoners from Wisconsin to Texas is the fact that they are removed from advocates like the ACLU that can act as a check on these Ahmuty said Rep Robert Goetsch chairman of the Assemblys corrections committee said the committee would consider the ACLU request next Thursday Not because I think theres anything thats gone wrong in terms of Wisconsin inmates but I want to make sure no stone is unturned in making sure all the procedures are in place that are required by state Goetsch RJuneau said Goetsch is to accompany Foti to Texas 1 personally will be making my GUM Children are needed to participate in a clinical research study to evaluate an asthma medication Participants must be 4 11 years of age Suffering from mild to moderate asthma and using asthma medication 1 Able to complete 4 outpatient visits at our facility Receive free studyrelated medical care and compensation for your time Central Texas Health Research 210 6090900 3rd Annual Fundraiser Lake Dunlap Homeowners Association invites the communitys support of their environmental efforts by purchasing POLARIS RAFFLE TICKETS and attending the LDHA Gala The annual gala will be held Saturday August 23 5 starting with a ski show BBQ dinner silentllive auction childrens activities and live music Gala raffle tickets for adults and children will be available Granzins BBQ Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Back to Nature Polaris Outfitters Henkes Ice House Clear Springs Comal Feed Supply LAKI OUNLAP HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION For more information catt Miles Granzin at 6296615 third visit to Texas within the next few Sullivan said Department of Corrections lawyer Dave Whitcomb said there have been complaints about delays in parole hearings but that they are now conducted by telephone without delays He was unaware of any complaints about medical treatment or unsanitary conditions he said We get tens of thousands of complaints in the whole prison Whitcomb said It doesnt suggest they have merit just because they are filing Richard Verhagen supervising the Texas contract has visited the jails regularly twice unannounced Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Clausius said Texas counties with Wisconsin contracts are Bowie Comanche Franklin Morris Van Zandt Palo Pinto Red River and Titus Clausius said Oldest Dance Hall Friday August 22 Rhythm Rats Saturday Night August 23 DON WALSER Sunday August 24 Steve Fromholtz Coming in September 12 Radney Foster wio 13 Jimmy LaFave 19 Big House 20 Austin Lounge Lizards For information call 6061281 Property Tax Rates in Comal This notice concern 1222 property tax rates for Comal It presents information about three tax rates Last years tax rate is the actual rate the school district used to determine property taxes last year This years effective tax rate woufd impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years This years rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the school dis trict can set before it must hoW a rollback election In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes and state funds by the tax base the total value of taxableproperty with adjustments as required by state law The rates are given per of property value Last years tax rate Last years operating taxes Last years debt taxes Last years total taxes Last years tax base Last years total tax rate This years effective tax rate Last years adjusted taxes after subtracting taxes on lost property This years adjusted tax base after subtracting value of new property This years effective tax rate x maximum rate unless the school district publishes notice and holds hearing This years rollback tax rate Amount of local taxes needed based on state funding formulas and 199798 student enrollment f This years adjusted tax base This years local maintenance and operation rate OR 1996 maintenance and operation rate This years maintenance and operation rate use grater of 2 rates above This years debt rate T Rate to recoup loss certified by commissioner of education This years rollback rate SCHEDULE A UNENCUMBERED FUND BALANCES The following estimated balances will be left in the units property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation Type of Property Tax Fund Balance General Fund Debt Service Fund SCHEDULE B 1997 DEBT SERVICE The unit plans to pay the following amounts for longterm debts that are secured by property taxes These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues or additional sales tax revenues if of or Contract Payment to be paid from to be Paid from Property Amounts to be Payment 1985 1989 1990 1991 1992 1995 1994 1996 1996 1997 1996 Obligation General Obligation General Obligation General Obligation General Obligation Pub Prop Finance Cont General Obligation Pub Prop Finance Cont General Obligation Pub Prop Finance Cont General 000 Total required for 1997 debt service Amount if any paid from funds listed in Schedule A 000 Excess collections last year 000 Total to be paid from taxes in 1997 Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100 of its taxes in 1997 000 Total Debt Levy This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates calculations You may inspect a copy of the full calcula tions at the Comal Appraisal District or the Comal Independent School district Administrative Name of person preparing this notice E Kyle Cabe Title Appraiser IV Date Prepared August 14 1997 c e Yly II01 em a ar s imple Is all the fine print of cellular service making you hesitate Come into RadioShack today Where cellular is simple to understand simple to have Our experts make it so easy its elementary Nokia phone with car lighter adapter S33998 Use names to recall phone numbers eliminates guesswork and misdialing Press any button to answer a call 2 hours talk time 26 hours standby With activation 099 Twice The Talk Timet Customers signing a two year agreement with Southwestern Bell can now receive double their package minutes for the first 6 months Customers signing a 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