New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zf/fung, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, April 19, 1991
1 Refuse from smelting 5 Apartment 9 Inscribed stone slab
15 Prefix for space
18 Ornamental 20 Grasshoppers'
22 Pencil end
23 Chemical suffix
25 Some children
27 Hamlet, for one
28 Possessive 31 Cloth design
35 Quarry yield
36 Drying apparatus
37 Toned down
38 Contract in wrinkles
39 Wrong pref
40 Boot parts
42 In favor of
43 Ceramic items
45 Reform movement
48 Scottish name
syllable 51 Moves back and forth 53 Ship section, once 55 Type of rind
58 Gold or zinc
59 Surrounded by
1 Piece of wood
2 Yukon peak
3 Playing marble
4 Midwest city
6 English city
8 In addition
9 Badly marked
12 Not taped
13 Maple genus 19 Slowed down 21 Expired
30 Matching groups
32 Animal's resting place
PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED
37 Chilled dessert
38 Tool set
40 Outwit customs
41 Beverage 44 Open areas
46 Year's record
48 Sault Ste
51 Body zool
53 Half: pref
54 Knocks 56 Soft food
Lawmaker’s firm helping build prison
HOUSTON (AP) — A business partly owned and operated by state Rep. Mark Stiles is helping build a state prison that will be named after the Beaumont Democrat, officials said.
The company — Transit Mix Concrete Supply — has been hired by general contractor Manhattan Construction Co. to provide concrete to build the $64 million prison.
Stiles is vice president and general manager of Transit Mix and owns about 9 percent of the family-owned company’s stock. The job could be
worth about $1.25 million to Transit Mix, based on Stiles’ estimates that the average price of a yard of concrete is $50 and the job would require 25,000 yards.
Stiles denied any impropriety in the business relationship.
“I know of no favors Manhattan has shown this company,” he told the Houston Chronicle. “We had to be the low bidder. Hopefully, we’re saving the state some money.”
Officials with Manhattan, based in Tulsa, Okla., refused to disclose how much money Transit Mix would be
paid to provide the concrete for the foundation and wall supports.
“It’s a very minimal part of the job,” said John Westbrook of Manhattan’s Houston office.
Retired teachers honored
At the May 4 Kindermaskenball Parade, all retired teachers from New Braunfels and Comal rdeoerdent school districts will be honored From left are retired teachers, Dorothy Nolle Jean Ward, Em a Frazier and Nancy Dwight. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
One teen remains missing after diving from trestle
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston
diving crew continued to search today for one of three boys who jumped off a trestle to avoid a Union Pacific freight train.
Two teen-agers were rescued by fishermen from the south end of Lake Houston about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Police divers searched the waters late into the night for the third boy, but spokesman Richards Retz said they feared the boy had drowned.
Spokesmen for Union Pacific did
not immediately return telephone calls from The Associated Press to its Salt Lake City, Utah, and Nebraska
Initial reports indicated the boys may have been fishing off the trestle or walking along the tracks when the train arrived.
Police were unsure whether the missing boy had been struck by the train, which pulled to a stop on trestle.
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Computer may predict cardiac death
By PAUL RECER AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON — A computer program that sorts through the electrical signals of the heart may have found a pattern that forecasts a susceptibility to sudden cardiac death, researchers report in a study published today.
Richard Verrier, a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, said that in laboratory experi-menLs on dogs, his team was able to identify a faint electrical pulse in the heart that preceded ventricular fibrillation, a disturbed cardiac rhythm that kills w ithin minutes.
“It’s like a signal that tells when a bridge is about to break up,” Verrier said.
“We saw dial whenever the heart is prone to ventricular fibrillation and sudden death there is always an alternation in the T-wave (a specific electrical pulse in the heart),” he said. ‘‘It alternates and then the heart beat goes into a chaotic state.”
A report on the research appears today in the journal Science.
Verrier said his group discovered the unique cardiac signal by passing electrical sensors into the left ventricle chamber of the hearts in 16 anesthetized dogs and then making a computer analysis of the electrical pulses in the heart.
The researchers prompted ventricular fibrillation in the dogs by stimulating a nerve.
Invariably, he said, the hearts produced a distinctive pattern change iii the T-waves just before the fatal attack started.
“One beat is large and one heat is small” in lite alternation pattern, Verrier said in an interview. “In the normal heart, the T-waves are all even. You could superimpose normal T-waves one on top of the other and they would be almost identical.”
A normal heart beat is established by a regular pattern of faint electrical signals in the heart’s nerve system. These signals direct the work of heart muscles that contract and relax during the cycle of pumping blood.
During ventricular fibrillation, the rhythm is disrupted and the muscles
go into irregular spasms that prevent the pumping of blood. Death follows quickly.
Verrier said the next step is to convert his discovery into a system that could he applied to routine medical exams. He said his team is developing a computer analysis system that would find the abnormal T-wave signal during routine cardiac stress tests given in doctor’s offices.
Eventually, he believes the technique can be refined to enable doctors to screen patients for susceptibility to sudden cardiac death.
‘‘By pinpointing the presence of alternation in the cardiac cycle physicians may be able to determine which patients are at highest risk of suffering fatal heart attack,” said Vernier. “The method will also enable us to test and improve drugs designed to prevent
Such a technique may take several years to develop, but it could save millions of lives, he noted.
“Ninety percent of the people who die suddenly — and that’s about 400,(XX) in the U.S. annually — have ventricular fibrillation,” said Verrier. About 25 percent of these deaths occur among people who had no previous diagnosis of heart problems, he said.
Science, which published the study, is the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Message "The Sin Syndrome"
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II Samuel ll A 12
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Prices driven down
NEW YORK (AP) — Traders cashed in gains from the recent rally, driving down stock prices today in a session fraught with uncertainty.
The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials dropi>cd 19.56 to 2,979.70 in lite first 214 -hours of trading as the market continued to consolidate following a record bi caking session car lier this week.
Volume on the Big Board was light, with K4 OX million shares trad mg hands as of noon oil Wall Sired
Declining issues led advances by about 7-to-j, with 1,006 down, 436 up arui 478 unchanged.
In the broader market, the New York Stock Exchange composite index fell 1.28 ai 210.98 and the market value index on the American Stock Exchange fell 2.11 ai 370.29.
Steve Puhr, bank analyst for the Detroit based Roney A Co., said the market is having difficult) sustaining the Dow’s record closing on Wethics day of 3,004.46 because of wide spread profit taking and uncertainty over the pace of economic ret. every
Tile stock narket listing was unavailable bet Mise of transmission problems
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