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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - February 5, 1990, Laurel, Mississippi Study finds cocaine in 15 percent of ump births Jackson apr fifteen percent of the babies bom at the University of Mississippi medical Center ump test positive for cocaine a preliminary study indicates. Researchers said random samples were taken from 100 newborns by the Jackson hospitals department of Newborn Medicine. The babies studied were bom from october 1989 through this january. A positive result Means the Mother used cocaine within a week before delivery. Although Only 100 infants were sampled the findings offer insight into the number of cocaine exposed infants delivered at the Hospital neonatologist Edwin Brown said. A the findings Are reasonable in comparison with the rest of the nation a a said Brown who conducted the study. A National results can vary anywhere from 10 to 60 percent National experts estimate 11 percent of pregnant women used drugs during pregnancy in 1988, and that 375,000 drug exposed infants were bom in 1989 in the United states. Brown said the University of Mississippi medical Center delivers about 4,200 babies annually. He said medicaid and Hospital funds paid for the $30 test for each of the 100 infants. Cocaine exposed babies Are usually delivered prematurely with faster heart rates and muscle problems. The drug can also cause brain damage or death. Drug abusing mothers suffer from poor nutrition seizures and miscarriages. Armed with statistics from the preliminary study of apparently healthy babies Brown now plans to test babies in the hospitals neonatal intensive care unit. A if we re dealing with 15 percent of the Overall population out of the Well baby Nursery then its possible Well find 30 to 40 percent out of intensive care a Brown said. Hospital visit members of Brownie troop 52 recently delivered get Well cards to patients in the paediatric unit and third main nursing floor at South Central regional medical Center. The brownies included Jaenelle Mcmillan Tacara Wheeler Michelle Chandler Jana Simpson Amanda Harris Tasha Hodge and Heather Brown while adult leaders included Karen Hodge and Jane Jackson. Laurel Leader Call monday february 5, 1990 neighbors claim Alfred Winn was in neighbourhood education Bill up for vote Jackson apr massive education Reform Bills Are among the measures that await floor action when Mississippi lawmakers return to work today. The House and Senate face a Midnight thursday deadline for floor action on Bills originating in their respective Chambers. Both the House and Senate Are scheduled to return to work at 1 . Today. Senate education committee chairman Irb Benjamin said he plans to Call the Senate Bill up for debate on thursday. Benjamin of Rienzi gave senators a summary of the Bill to study Over the weekend and has set two Early morning sessions this week to explain its provisions. Senate leaders have said they expect debate on the Bill to take most of the Day. The House will wait until next today before debating its Bill. The House version includes a tax and is not subject to the thursday deadline. The House and Senate have taken different approaches to education Reform. The House Bill proposes to hike the corporate income tax which gov. Ray Mabus opposes while the Senate Bill includes no funding. Land Swap foes done to like plan Hattiesburg apr a proposal by rep. Gene Taylor d-miss., to acquire other property for wildlife elsewhere in Mississippi wont placate opponents of a Federal plan to give 32,000 acres of the Desoto National Forest to the National guard an opposition group spokesman says. Pete Denton a member of Citi Taylor Zens against the land Swap said in a recent interview that the congressman a proposal to find Federal funds to buy land in Mississippi to offset any loss of wildlife habitat caused by the proposed Swap is unacceptable. A that does not answer the question of the jobs lost through this Swap or that they Are destroying the states first wildlife management area a Denton said. Camp Shelby wants the Desoto National Forest land for tank Maneu vers. Taylor who supports the proposal to Trade 32,000 acres in the Desoto National Forest for 16,000 acres of defense department land in Colorado last week suggested buying other land in Mississippi to offset the loss of wildlife habitat or Public Access that might occur because of the title Exchange. Tom Price of Hattiesburg a retired National Forest service Ranger who also opposes the Swap offered an alternative to Taylor a proposal. A if they want to expand tank training at Camp Shelby let them buy land from willing buyers in the area a Price said. Price who is providing information to the . Corps of engineers to be used in their environmental studies of the land Swap said he believes the Exchange wont take place if the Impact statement is done correctly. A the facts will not permit tanks to be used a he said. Taylor a proposal is in the preliminary stages and his staff is preparing the necessary paperwork to apply for Federal funding. The Success of his proposal will depend on the availability of land and Money he said. Taylor suggested some land near Camp Shelby or some Bottom Hardwood areas along the Pascagoula River system or the Pearl River system might be available. Price said the use of Public lands would be lost and Timber sales revenues would disappear if the land Swap is approved. Ingalls unions ordered Back to bargaining table Jackson a a National Al Cio Leader has ordered nine unions at Ingalls shipbuilding to go Back to the bargaining table tuesday and abandon plans to strike this week. With about 11,000 employees Ingalls is Mississippi a largest employer. De Lowe president of the Pascagoula Metal trades Council announced Friday night that the nine unions in his organization had rejected the company a three year contract proposal. The proposal would have provided for 60-cent-per-hour raises in 1990, and 30-cent raises in 1991 and 1992. The current contract which expired at Midnight saturday affects about 6,800 of the company a workers. Unions representing other workers already have agreed to accept new contracts. Paul j. Bum sky president of the Metal trades department of the Al Cio in Washington d.c., on saturday directed the Pascagoula Metal Trade Council to have employees work at Ingalls on a Day to Day basis while negotiators continue contract discussions. Union officials had said the contract was rejected by Only a 2 percent to 3 percent margin although vote totals weren to released. A the Felt that it the vote being that close then we ought to be Able to get together a Lowe said of Burnsky a order. A a the people need to work. And if people can meet and get together then everyone will be better off a Lowe said in a Telephone interview saturday night from Pascagoula. A there will be no picketing. We re going to try to continue to negotiate and continue to on Friday night Lowe had said picket lines would go up sunday at Ingalls. Lowe said the negotiating committees of the Pascagoula Metal trades Council and the company arc scheduled to meet at 10 . Tuesday with commissioner Lee skill Man of the Federal mediation and conciliation service. He said they would meet in Pascagoula but a meeting site had yet to be selected. He said the unions currently Are setting no deadline for a contract agreement before threaten to walk out. A a we re in Hopes Well be Able to reach an agreement soon. We re not setting a deadline to do that. We re meeting tuesday with commissioner Skillman and we May set a deadline then a Lowe said. A from the standpoint of the shipyard we intend to have Normal operations a said Den Knecht Ingalls vice president of Industrial and Public relations. the senior citizens of Jones county with senior citizen Day everyday 10%off ticket at Register Bonanza 311 s. 16th ave. 425-1249 education Reform has been the Premier Issue of the 1990 session which enters its sixth week today. Mabus proposed his Mississippi a Best a better education for Success tomorrow a program. He said its provisions would make Mississippi schools world class by the year 2001. The most controversial proposal of the governors package a and probably of the session a was his Call for a state run lottery to fund about a third of the Reform package. The Senate Defeated the lottery proposal on Jan. 16. Laurel Leader Call Laurel miss. 39440 the Laurel Leeder Call us 303880 is published every evening except sunday july 4, labor Day and christinas Dey at 130 Beacon St., Laurel miss., 39440. Second class postage is paid at Laurel miss. Postmaster Send change of address to Laurel Leader Call 130 Beacon St., Laurel 39440. For Carrier delivery service please Telephone 48-0351 and ask f6r the circulation department. If you fail to receive your paper before 6 ., Call 428-0551. Subscription rates in Regii Trade zone by Carrier one three months.$20.40 is months.$40.80 one year.$81.60 by mall in Mississippi one month 8.70 three months.a.a.$26.50 is months.$50.00 one year.�?.$99.00 by mall All other states one 10.00 three 28.50 six 5600 one year.$106.00 advertising errors and omission the advertiser agrees that the publish or shall not be liable for damage arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred whether such error is due to the negligence of the publishers servants or otherwise and there shall be no liability for non insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. _ Hattiesburg apr Cross examination was scheduled to resume today of a neighbor of wealthy Annie Laurie Hearin who claims to have seen suspect Newton aired Winn in their Jackson neighbourhood within four months of mrs. A caring a 1988 disappearance. Or. Leonard Posey jr., a retired physician and another neighbor identified Winn As the Man they a spotted during testimony saturday before a Federal jury in Hattiesburg. Winn of St. Petersburg fla., is charged with conspiracy to Kidnap mrs. Hearin extortion and perjury. No one has been charged with actually abducting mrs. Hearin from her Jackson Home on july 26, 1988. Winn faces up to life in prison if convicted on All charges. Authorities who continue to search for mrs. Hearin done to know whether she a alive. Her 74th birthday was tuesday. Gayle White a neighbor of the hearing testified saturday that she saw Winn in a White Van parked near her driveway on april 7 or 8, 1988, when she went Home for lunch. A when i came out the person was still silting there a she said. A i. Decided id get the tag number. It was a Tennessee tag. I decided since id gone this far i might As Well look at this Man. I drove real slowly by the Van. He never acknowledged she identified Winn As the Man she saw. Posey later testified that he asked said i was just passing he was looking at a map of some sort. He said is there some Law against parking in this neighbourhood a i said a no but we Are Security conscious and we like to know about strangers in the neighbourhood and their purpose in coming a Gayle White a Man in a Van what he was doing when he found him parked near his driveway in july. A the first thing 1 said to the individual was a can i help you a a Posey said. A the said a i was just passing he was looking at a map of some sort. He said a is there some Law against parking in this neighbourhood a i said a no but we arc Security conscious and we like to know about strangers in the neighbourhood and their purpose in coming he identified Winn As the Man. He said he first told the Fri the encounter was on july 22, then july 19, then july 15. He said he is positive now that it was july 15. 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