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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - April 1, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sunday Tribune vol. 82, no 77 single copy 30 cents Albert Lea Minnesota sunday april i 1979 uses 181 580 44 Page stadium talks with twins show Progress reassurance program Albert Lea firemen Check for More than fires unable to use the phone so firefighters Call them each Day Calls come Between 8 a in and to a in while at least one of the firefighters is available to answer the Call in the fire quarters a if they Don t report Quot said Roisen. A we Call them Quot the department keeps a card file for each called that lists friends or neighbors to Contact in Case there is no answer the department also sends a firefighter to Check the Home if there is no answer Quot we be had several times where they be called and Haven t been feeling Well Quot said Roisen the department checks on them later notifies relatives encourages them to go to the doctor and make arrangements so they go there people in the program Are told to Call if they need help Day or night Quot those Guys Quot said one of the women Quot they have no equal i Tell you. I wish i could do something Ifor them ifs a lift you know to have somebody talk with Vou m by Chris Manahan Tribune staff Willer Quot when they say a have a Nice Day that Means an awful lot maybe not to a younger person but it does to an older per son a a 75-year old Albert Lei woman with an in Alid husband. Quot i asked one Young Man that answered a Don t you Ever get tired of answering phones for these old people0 rut he said a of no. We love you a a to Vear old Albertl a woman with an invalid daughter. Quot they be called Here when i forgot to Call the that a More than anyone else Ever did a -74-year-old North Side woman suffering from diabetes. For those who Are old and living alone the fear of dying and not being found for Days is a real one but these three women All elderly and in questionable health. Have found a solution every Day. Between Bam and to a in they Call the City fire department to let local firefighters know All is Well Quot the boys that answer Are so courteous and Friendly said one woman who has been in the Call in program since it began three years ago Quot i have forgotten to Call a few times but then Call she said Twenty local residents make the daily phone Call chatting a minute or two with City firefighters who answer the special Telephone line callers know when they Don t Call a firefighter will Check on them to make sure nothing is wrong the daily Call has Quot Given me a real sense of explained one woman who is caring for her husband who has been bed Ridden seven years and cannot communicate. A a sometimes a whole week goes by and no one comes Over if something happened to me. He could Lay for she said Quot there is a great concern of these people about dying alone and of dying and no one knowing said assistant fire chief Orrion Roisen knowing they can he found in a matter of hours if something happens to them or they a Quot injured gives them Security he said said Roisen Quot i think ifs a Little service that we can do for these people without much expenses at All. Ifs a kind of humanitarian need to help these people who Are alone and Don t have anyone to depend on Quot the reassurance program As its called began when City firefighter Ken boric Ison met a number of local people who were living alone and had problems getting around Bertelson at the time was working with the local fire departments Quot handicapped marking Quot program which Marks Homes where an invalid or handicapped person lives the markers help firefighters locate the person in Case of a fire. Not All 20 people in the program Call a couple participants with poor eyesight Are dangerous Gas Bubble reduced in nuclear Plant and pregnant women move from within 5 Miles of the Plant per shed on an Island in the Susquehanna River about to Miles South of Harrisburg but Many of the 131,000 people who live within to Miles of the Plant packed belongings into trucks vans and cars and drove away. At mid morning radiation was still being vented into the atmosphere at the Susquehanna River Plant site according to Plant spokesman George Trof Fer nuclear regulatory com Mission officials had said they hoped to halt the releases sometime today. Quot we re getting Low readings less than two Milli rems pet hour around the perimeter of the plan except at the Northeast sector where it is eight a Lotar Posio troubled nuclear Plant a More radiation was vented from the three mile Island nuclear generating Plant Friday near Harrisburg pa., and some contaminated water was being pumped into the Susquehanna River. Evacuated families in Brave new world Iowa sen. Jepson introduces Bill to halt ban on nitrites in meat Austin flood warning cancelled Austin Minn. Apr a flood warning was cancelled saturday for the Austin area As Waters receded on the Cedar River and Dobbins and Turtle creeks. The Austin Law enforcement Center which issued the warning said there was no residential flooding although residents along Dobbins Creek had begun sandbagging Friday night. Earlier police of Bill Everhart said there was some flooding in Dresner Park a City recreational area the National weather service said the Cedar River in Austin read 12.1 feet at to p m pm riday three feet below flood stage after rising during the Day the news also said Turtle Creek w Bidi enters the Southwest part of the City was at flood Stag Quot Friday night. Eluded that nitrites cause cancer in humans there is debate about their carcinogenic effect on even Laboratory animals. Durenberger suggested that the language of Jepsen a Bill May be altered in committee hearings to make it easier for i sea and hew to implement a ban a the portion 01 the Bill calling for a unequivocal evidence May Well be changed in committee Quot he said. The Minnesota freshman senator said that discussions with meatpacking company a research and development experts during his Campaign convinced him that the Juda was proceeding toward an absolute ban with undue haste a the damage that would result in preventing botulism far exceeds the suspicions about nitrites As a carcinogenic a Durenberger said a we re trying to prevent another Public health problem As Well As a financial ded is Quot Clear and historically established it protects our families from fatal disease Quot Jepsen cited a recent us a study that concluded that 13 percent of the 25,000 households surveyed ran a Quot High risk Quot of food borne illness because of ignorance of Basic Safe food handling practices a ban on nitrite he indicated. Could mean a drastic increase in the occurrence of food poisoning Jepsen said an immediate ban on nitrite would result in a severe health Hazard and an eventual destruction of the american pork Industry a fall of this is unnecessary a he said Quot of there is no significant proof that nitrites cause cancer in a Massachusetts Institute of technology study used by the us a Ami food and drug administration to support its proposed ban. Has been sharply criticized by other scientists to Date no study has con require us a and hew to con duct or us Pirt research and development activities to find a suitable substitute for nitrites a this legislation is a common Sease approach to a confused and nebulous situation which could result in untold hardship pm a disaster for Consumers Quot Jepsen explained Jepsen admitted that the legislation has been introduced now because of recent discussions of a nitrite ban. Which us a would like to see implemented by 1980 Quot we have witnessed a political football that has Lieen kicked passed and fumbled about until it is unclear who has the Ball let alone what the score is we cannot afford to do this to a viable Industry and we cannot afford to Gamble the lives of our citizens through the substantial risk of food Poison Quot according to Jepsen the presence of sodium nitrite in meat products the iowan add Jidy Allen Tribune Washington Bureau Washington in an Effort to head off a rumoured forthcoming ban on the use of nitrites in curing meat sen Roger Jepsen in Iowa has introduced legislation that would make prohibition of the preservative Vii tally impossible. The Bill introduced in the Senate wednesday would require the Secretary of agriculture and Secretary of health education and welfare to cite Quot Clear unequivocal and convincing evidence that nitrites cause cancer in humans before a ban could be enacted us a arid hew have for two years been attempting to prohibit the use of nitrites and the department of Justice has hinted that an opinion in be issued this Spring would mean an immediate ban. Cosponsors of Jepsen a legislation include sen Robert Dole i it kans i sen David Durenberger a min sen Nancy Kassebaum Ryan sen Richard Lugar r ind sen George Mcgovern . It and sen Larry Pressler Ltd so. In addition to requiring a joint decision by us a and hew that nitrites Are carcinogenic to humans Jepsen a Bill would also mandate that the two agencies jointly determine that there is commercially available a substance for use in meat and meat food products that is effective in protecting Consumers from botulism has essentially the same effect on meat As nitrites and the use of which will not impose Quot an unreasonable economic Burden Quot on Consumers or meat processors. To Date no substitute for nitrites has been discovered alternate types of preservatives have either substantially altered the appearance or taste of meats or an tin expensive to use. The legislation would also rabies outbreak in Indiana Paoli ind. Apr twelve persons in Southern Indiana a Orange county Are taking rabies shots after coming into Contact with animals that were Rabid or were attacked by other Rabid animals authorities say. The state Board of animal health put All dogs on a six month quarantine this week after rabies tests on several dead animals a a cow a horse a Skunk and a Raccoon a proved positive. The quarantine requires Law enforcement officials to destroy dogs found running Loose off their owner s property. Corrections assistant named St. Paul Minn. Apr Donald g. Tomshe North St. Paul has been appointed Deputy commissioner of management in the Minnesota department of corrections the appointment was announced Friday by commissioner Jack g. Young Tom sche 48. Has served As superintendent of the state correctional facility at Lino i Akes since 1977 he was on the staff at Stillwater state prison for to years prior to that. He succeeds Elizabeth Buckley who resigned to take a Job in private Industry. Administration seeks nitrites elimination and other cured meats and canned goods one of the reasons for using nitrite is to counteract botulism Califano and Bergland share jurisdiction under food safety Laws that now require immediate Steps to ban any food additives found to cause cancer in either humans or animals and without regard to the size of the dose or any Benefit the chemical provides. Attorney general Griffin b Bell in a letter released at the news conference told his colleagues the Law does not allow them to gradually phase out nitrites from the food Supply. Validate a study done by a Massachusetts Institute of technology researcher a government review of the Mit study is not expected to be completed Lief Ore fall the study the results of which were released by Federal officials last August found evidence that sodium nitrite causes cancer in Laboratory animals agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland. Appearing at a joint news conference with Califano said the administration Bill allowing a phased bar. Of nitrite would allow a the creative Genius of american Industry Quot to find alternative ways to prevent the growth of deadly botulism food poisoning spores in Bacon hot dogs Sandwich cuts Washington a the Carter administration Hopes to have sodium nitrite out of the food Supply by May 1982 if Congress agrees to exempt the chemical from a Law requiring the immediate ban of food add Tives suspected of causing can cer. The exemption would allow time to review preliminary Evi Dence suggesting that the food preservative used for generations causes cancer in Labora tory animals health education and web fare Secretary Joseph a Califano or told reporters Friday that the Bill sent to Congress would allow a gradual phaseout beginning May 1,1980. If government and University scientists Jim Nabors hospitalized Rochester Minn. A Jim Nabors television performer and Singer is recuperating from knee surgery at the Mayo clinic in Rochester. Details of the ailment and surgery performed March 22 have not been released Nabors is expected to leave Rochester this weekend for his Home in California. Suspect held in Auto theft a 21-year old new York Man who had been staying with friends in Emmons was arrested and is in custody in connection with the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Freeborn county sheriffs deputies arrested the suspect after Rebecca wadding of Emmons reported that her vehicle had been stolen around Midnight Friday the vehicle was found parked in Emmons. The suspect was taken into custody and will be charged sometime monday. Guthrie attendance Down Minneapolis apr attendance declined somewhat during the Guthrie theater a 1978-79 season but was still the fourth highest in history managing director Donald Schoenbaum reported Friday. Attendance for 291 performances in the just ended 39-week season was 333,047, Down roughly 3,000 people from the previous season. The Guthrie a Best season was 1975, when 359,695 people attended 309 performances although Dollar figures wont be available for several weeks Schoenbaum said attendance for regular season plays came to 79.4 percent of seating capacity compared with 81.5 percent the year before. Season ticket sales also slipped he said to 18,821 from 19,600 the year before. Schoenbaum also said the Guthrie 2 theater will not operate next year because of scheduling problems. Agency records criticized St. Paul Minn. Apr a legislative audit shows the Minnesota department of Public safety has insufficient records on confiscated drugs and alcohol and must improve accounting practices in its motor vehicle sections. The audit by the office of the legislative auditor was conducted from 1974 to 1976 Public safety commissioner Edward Novak says most of the recon emendations have been carried out and the rest will be soon. The Bureau of criminal apprehension part of the Public safety department handles narcotics chiefly at its crime lab. The audit team said there were no records to prove the drugs were put in containers or destroyed after the lab was finished testing the drugs. Take a tip from a Wise old owl advertise in the want and Section of the evening Tribune. 373-1411 Kasota potatoes cabbage x carrots h onions v Squash hta a Ota Famh 1972 self contained 20 camper trailer for Sale sleeps 6 Good As new used very lit tie phone xxx xxx after 4 p in Quot this Bas been sold Quot was the message called in by the advertiser you. Too can get fast results by getting your items listed in the classified columns today order the economical 6 or 12 Day rate. Inside the Tribune Tribune photo Kasota farms sold la family Page to deaths. 4 sports. 13 to guide. 27 Horoscope. Comics. Crossword. Opinion Page Bridge. Daily records Kasota farms which was founded 54 years ago and helped introduce the potato Industry to Minnesota has been sold to two pm Mons area Farmers Kasota located just South of Albert Lea on

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