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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Joplin, Missouri A a the radio Economy see p. 1d a a i photo contest a Magazine people Parade see p. 1b cancer facts a break in at Golden City High school May be linked to a fire Early saturday that caused extensive damage. A Story and photos appear on Page 3e. Inside features amusements.6d-7d Angling in archives.3a calendar.6d i Capitol commentary.7a j classifieds.3e-8f f crossword.6d deaths.2e economy.1d-3d editorials.6a-7a i farm.4d-5dpeople.1b-4b i science.1e \ sports.1c-8c i youth.8d lotto America the winning numbers drawn i saturday night in lotto America 6, j 17, 25, 32, 33, 43. Estimated Jackpot $8 million Missouri lotto the winning numbers 2, 29, 31, j 32, 40. 45. Pick-3 the winning numbers in saturdays Missouri lottery pick 3 game 8, 3, 7. Kansas lotto the winning numbers in the Kansas Cash lotto 2, 13, 18, 20, 26, 27. A Miracle child when kids get cancer things you thought were important before have Little significance by kit Brothers Globe health writer Trey Blanchard was expected to die during the predawn hours of sept. 3. Karl w. Blanchard jr., Joplin was at his 5-year-old songs Hospital bedside. Paula Blanchard already had said Farewell to her son whose head was swollen with encephalitis whose kidneys had shut Down whose lips were Black. He could hear. He was cognizant Quot says mrs. Blanchard 41. Quot i leaned Over to him. About 2 of clock and said gods Angels will show you where to go. Quot he mouthed to me 7 know four hours later Trey was Alert and asking Why done to i have a to in this room a Quot he a just kind of a Miracle child a says his Mother. Trey was treated for cancer Burkitt a Lymphoma specifically. He suffered infections of the blood and of the lining of the brain on the Day after his last chemotherapy. Quot Burkitt a Lymphoma is very rare a says Christy Rochester an oncology clinical nurse at the children a mercy Hospital Kansas City. Quot it has to be aggressively treated. It is the fastest growing cancer that we know in january 1989, Trey had an abdominal mass removed surgically and began chemotherapy. Children on chemotherapy have suppressed immune systems and Are susceptible to infections. When they receive treatments for the infections they can improve dramatically she says. However is. Rochester says Quot we really done to see meningitis encephalitis that much. We done to see a lot of what he Trey had. Quot his condition was pretty grave on sept. 3. Quot he could be his recovery that Day was More dramatic than that of most patients. The Blanchard must wait about 19 More months for the All Clear signal on treys cancer. If Trey shows no sign of the disease for two years the couple have been told then they can plan for his College education. He has monthly checkups. Quot every month i get nervous a Blanchard says. Treys cancer was discovered new years Day 1989, when he had a painful Lump in his Abdomen. The next Day he was at children a mercy. Surgeons removed a Grapefruit sized tumor. Cancer cells were in the Lymph system. Chemotherapy was begun. Trey and his Mother spent most of the next nine months in Kansas City. Blanchard split his time Between the Hospital and his Joplin Law office. Blanchard recalls the Days he stayed in Joplin. Quot every time the phone rang 1 would be deathly afraid that something terrible had happened. A Quot and sometimes it had a mrs. Blanchard says. Quot. Or that Trey was gone a he says. Quot Burkitt a Lymphoma is a dangerous disease. The Good thing is that it is a Small cell fast growing cancer Good in the respect that those cancers respond Well to chemotherapy. Quot the problem is that the cancer cells double every 24 see Mother 3a haitian military Leader resigns Chile a Leader ends 16-year grip on Power Santiago Chile apr to supporters cheers and opponents cries of Quot murderer a right Wing Gen. Augusto Pinochet ended his last full Day in Power saturday with a Call for National Unity behind his elected successor. Pinochet was snubbed by 10 foreign leaders who delayed their arrivals for today a inaugural ceremonies until he hands Over Power to Patricio Aylwin. Only three Heads of state arrived during the Day saturday. In a taped goodbye speech Broad Augusto Pinochet cast nationally on television and radio saturday night Pinochet called on his countrymen Quot to unite their forces to those of the new Quot the president who is assuming Power has the right to expect from each of us a responsible attitude a he said standing erect in a White dress army uniform with the presidential Sash. Quot i want the Best for my country and i always will be ready to serve her a Pinochet said. . Urges Pinochet to Honor democracy Santiago Chile apr vice president Dan Quayle arriving saturday to celebrate Chile a return to democracy said the United states expects outgoing president general Augusto Pinochet to Honor Quot a new Era of civilian Rule despite his continued control of the military. Under the Constitution his regime wrote Pinochet still Heads Chile a 60.000-member military. But Quayle told reporters travelling with him that the ultimate authority is Patricio Aylwin being inaugurated president today. On another matter Quayle raised the possibility of talking with outgoing nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega also Here for Aylwin a inauguration. He said no meeting with Ortega was scheduled but added that Quot i anticipate it could the 74-year-old general plans to stay on As commander of the 60.000-Man army despite requests by Aylwin that he fully retire. In 1988, a proposal to extend Pinochet a Rule to 1997 was Defeated see Pinochet 8a marchers continue fight for civil rights 3,000 Complete final leg of Selma March re enactment Montgomery Ala. A the re enactment of the historic 50-mile March from Selma to Montgomery ended saturday with 3,000 people gathered in the Shadow of Alabama a Capitol to rekindle the spirit of the civil rights movement. The turnout paled in comparison to the 1965 March when 25,000 people gathered in Quot the Cradle of the confederacy to demand voting rights but organizers hoped the 1990 trek would Herald a new age of activism. Quot it would be a shameful waste if we marched All the Way from Selma to Montgomery to go Home and sit on our seats of apathy a said Joseph Lowery president of the Southern Christian leadership conference who led the week Long commemorative March. At the Capitol where the Confederate Battle Flag still flies Over the White dome despite Blacks protests Jesse Jackson told the chanting crowd their message must be taken to the nations capital. Quot on to Washington for jobs a Jackson exhorted the gathering. Quot on to Washington for peace dividends. Keep Hope Coretta Scott King encouraged the mostly Black crowd to keep fighting for racial Equality. Quot these Are the faithful few and god always uses those who Are willing to be used a said the widow of slain civil rights Leader the Rev. Martin Luther King jr., whose first Church is a Block Down the Street from the Capitol Steps. Mrs. King Jackson and others said Blacks had made Progress but much remained to be done. Lowery called for corporations Quot to engage in equitable reinvestment in our Jackson later went to meet with former gov. George c. Wallace at his Home. Wallace who opposed the 1965 March later won widespread Black support that helped win his fourth and final term As governor in 1982. Quot if the governor can come from where he was 20 years ago and speak of a moral society where there is economic Justice there is Hope for Blacks and Whites alike a Jackson told reporters after the meeting. The rally capped a week in which about 150 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus badge in Selma and see re enactment 8a Trey Blanchard 6, listens to his teacher read at his kindergarten class at College Heights Christian school. Jasper county had seven cases of cancer diagnosed among children up to age 14, from 1984 to 1988, according to Missouri records three cases were reported for Newton county children. Other cases included two in Lawrence county one in Mcdonald county and one in Barton county said Jian Chang pm do a research analyst Missouri cancer registry Columbia. Statewide during those years the number of cases was 662 of those 192 had acute leukaemia and 126 had brain cancer. The diagnoses in the local five counties included five cases of acute leukaemia and three of brain cancer. The numbers of deaths among children up to age 14, from cancer during those years were 196 statewide and included three in Jasper county one in Mcdonald and one in Newton the causes of those deaths were leukaemia. 73 deaths Hodgkins disease one kidney cancer 10 and Lymphoma 14. St Jude children s research Hospital a cancer Center in Memphis term., has treated 39 patients age 18 and younger from seven four state area counties since the Hospital opened in 1962 Twenty of those patients Are living said Deborah Mccreery St. Jude a assistant director of Public relations. The counties included in the St. Jude figures and the numbers of patients from each and number still living follow Jasper county 10 patient total six living Newton county one patient deceased Mcdonald county one patient living Barry county eight patients five living Lawrence county four patients two living Cherokee county kan., one patient deceased Benton county ark., 14 patients six living. Nationwide the american cancer society recorded about 6,600 new cases of cancer in children during 1989. About 1,800 children died of cancer in 1989, and about half those deaths were to caused by leukaemia cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children Between Ages 3 and 14 accidents Are the number no 1 killer. However the childhood cancer death rate has declined from 8.3 per 100,000 in 1950 to 3.5 in 1986 common Sites of childhood cancer include the blood Bone marrow Bone Lymph nodes brain nervous system kidneys and soft tissues. Cancers in children often Are difficult to recognize the cancer society reports. Children need regular medical checkups and parents should be Alert to unusual symptoms that persist. Symptoms can include an unusual mass or swelling unexplained paleness and loss of Energy sudden tendency to Bruise persistent localized pain or limping prolonged unexplained fever or illness frequent headaches often with vomiting sudden Eye or vision changes excessive rapid weight loss amid uprising port a Prince Haiti apr haitian ruler it. Gen. Prosper Avril who Rose to Power 18 months ago in a revolt by soldiers demanding democratic Rule resigned saturday during a popular uprising against his military regime. The embattled haitian Leader turned Over Power to maj. Gen. Her Prosper Avril Ard Abraham the army chief of staff who said he a exiles seize consulate. 2e would Transfer Rule to a civilian led government within 72 hours. Diplomat sources speaking on condition of anonymity said Avril would leave the country within two Days. But there was no word on where he would go and How he would get there. Within hours of the announcement that Avril was stepping Down groups of people burned houses and cars belonging to his supporters. See military 8a

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