New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
A Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels. Texas
CCSCT issuing cheese, seeking more volunteers
Tuesday. July 14.1987
Prosit! To Your Health__
The dark side of that summer sun
The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing United States department of Agriculture cheese and butter to income eligible households on July 21.
Under the new guidelines of the Texas Department of Human Resources, all recipients will be required to complete an application in order to determine eligibility and must bring proof of identification and proof of income such as: food stamp iden
tification, Medicaid card, AUDC award letter, food stamp award letter, VA identification or paycheck stubs.
Participants are asked to bring their own grocery bags to the Texas National Guard Armory, 22a3 Interstate 35 W., between 9 a n: and 2 p.m. July 21.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Collection costs OI student loan defaults cost taxpayers $31.8 million last year, according to the Department of education, which says it’s time the people responsible began paving the bill.
Tat department says that, as of Ort ’ llection costs will be added to i n .mount due from people who default on their student loan payments.
( Ronald Kimberling, assistant secretary for postsecondary educ'd.: -a. said Monday that $5.9
For more information about the commodities, call CCSCT at 625-6268.
Guadalupe Keyes of CCSCT also issues another plea for more volunteers to help issue commodities.
“We desperately need volunteers to issue cheese,” she said. “Before you can assist and volunteer, you need to attend a training session workshop which will last for about two hours.
“This will assist you in being able to fill out applications on persons wishing to receive commodities,” she said.
The next training session will be July 17 at IO a m. at the Senior Citizen Center at 142 Comal.
For more information, call Reyes at 625-6268 or go by 1996 VV San Antonio St. before July 17.
billion in federally backed student loans are now in default. He said 946,689 loan recipients have failed to keep up their payments.
House Votes To Give INS Authority To Make Final Decisions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House, in a move to eliminate citizenship application backlogs, has voted to give the Immigration and Naturalization Service authority to make final decisions in the cases
Sunbathing is a favorite summer activity, but if you overdo it, the resulting sunburn may ruin your vacation. It’s far better to prevent sunburn than to deal with it after the fact.
There’s relatively little that you can do for a sunburn; cold compresses or cool baths may relieve discomfort, various creams and lotions may soothe skin, and aspirin or acetaminophen can be used to reduce pain, but basically you just have to wait it out However, you can avoid all this by protecting yourself from overexposure to the sun.
Protecting yourself from too much sun also has long-term benefits It can help to prevent premature aging of the skin and reduce your risk of skin cancers, including the serious skin cancer called melanoma. Both melanoma and superficial skin cancers have been linked to overexposure to sunlight. Ordinal s skin cancers usually occur on body areas that aren't protected from sunlight, such as the face, ears and hands, and they are most common in older adults who have spent much time outdoors over many years
Some types of melanoma, on the other hand, occur on body areas that are exposed to the sun only occasionally, such as the trunk and legs and may be associated with history of intermittent but intense exposures in early life the kind of exposures that many people get on vacation
To reduce your risk of cancer as well as prevent sunburn, remember that moderation is the key to safe
sunbathing — along with some well planned protection against the sun s ultraviolet rays.
Buy a good commercial sunscreen product and don’t forget to use it If you skin is sensitive to sun, it’s particularly important to seek out products with high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) ratings. A rating of 15 is often recommended for sensitive skin. Even if your skin is less sensitive, you may want to bring a high-SPF sunscreen with you on vacation, for use when outdoor activities keep you in the sun for long periods of time. Once you have reached your personal sun exposure limit, you should switch from your usual product to one that gives you maximum protection.
Remember that cocoa butter, baby oil and mineral oil are not sunscreens, they don’t protect you at all And while a natural suntan helps to protect you from sunburn, the kind of tan you get “out of a bottle" doesn’t As for tanning pills that you take internally, they’re not a go»sl idea under any circumstances they consist of huge doses of coloring materials commonly found in foods.
Although these pigments are safe when consumed int he small amounts present in food, they have not beenshown to be safe when taken in doses large enough to discolor your skin.
Even if you never burn at home, keep the sun in mind when you travel. In tropical regions, the sunlight is intense enough to burn almost anyone The sun’s ultraviolet
radiation is also .stronger at higher altitudes.
A few medicines can cause photosensitivity, which means that they make you more susceptible to the suns ultraviolet light and, therefore, more likely to get a sunburn. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you if a prescription drug that you’re taking is likely to cause this problem.
Finally, considering the long-term damage and cancer risk associated with extensive exposure to the sun, you might want to think about whether cultivating a suntan is really worth it Many health authorities now recommend tha people should not attempt to tan at all Perhaps it will soon be fashionable as well as helthful to maintain your normal skin color year-round, rather than deliberately subjecting yourself to harmful ultraviolet radiationSunglasses savvy
Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory. I'hev can add greatly to your comfort it you choose them carefully.
Exotic lens colors may tie stylish, but for real protection, you best l>et is plan old gray, with green as a second choice
If glare is a problem, polarized sunglass lenses are a good choice.
•Mirrored” coated glass leases of the typo favored by skiers art1 also .: .Mi'ba ruing rid >f glare since
they screen out more light than tinted lenses do.
Sunglasses should not be worn at night lf you really find it inconvenient to remove your sunglasses at night or when you go indoors, you may want to try light-sensitive or photochromic lenses, which darken automatically when exposed to outdoor sunlight and lighten when you move to dimmer surroundings.
The American Optometric Association says that “quality nonprescription sunglasses are those with lenses that are free of distortion, imperfection, and mismatching of color and absorpt^ e power
To check refraction quality, hold the glasses at arm s length and look through them at a straight line or edge in tile distance If the line curves or appears distorted w hen you move the lens back and forth acres it, the lens is optically imperfect Also check to see that the color of the lenses is uniform
Regardless of whether you choose glass or plastic lenses, you will bo getting an impact resistant proourt All sunglasses are defined as medical devices by the food ami Drug Administration and are subject to regulatory requirements for safety and effectiveness including an impact resistant standard Manufacturers ii ast perform tests to show that their lenses meet impact resistance requirements
Default collection costs added to student loansLittle is found incompetent to stand trial
Aggravated robbery suspect is remanded to Rusk State Hospital for psychiatric treatment after testimony indicates he has more than a dozen personalities manifested from disorder
By DAVIO MAY Staff Writer
A anal County jury Monday found nvicted felon leonard Earl I ittle mentally incompetent to stand
trial on charges of aggravated r bbery which will send the Umveisai City man to Rusk State I j.xpmd for psychiatric treatment.
Utile. 42, who was convicted in Bexar ( runty in 1986 on aggravated robbery harges and has three cases pendir; 1 rn Colorado County, will finally receive the supervision and care long sought by his sister. Janie I mPiantis
Dis11 let Attorney William Sc breeder declined to contest a rn nor from Little’s court-appointed
attorney Jack Robinson concerning his ability to answer a charge that he tied up an elderly couple and their grandson on Dec 18. 1986 and then robbed them. He urged the panel of eight men and four women to find him incompetent
The jury deliberated less than IO minutes before rendering their verdict in 274th State District Court Schroeder gave notice to the court that he will seek a second hearing in accordance with the Texas Mental Health Code whereby he will attempt to show little is mentally ill and dangerous to both himself and others. Should that hearing within the next couple of weeks prove successful, Little would be placed in
The subject of news documen tunes, Little and his family hav* been approached by movie producer: and publishers seeking rights to hi: story, little is well known as hav im more than a dozen personalities each having their own characteristic traits and talents
I don’t think he is faking it." said S Robinson following the two-hour court session I arn sure the people who know him and who grew up with pr I him don't think hi’ is faking it either.”
Both Robinson and Schroeder said little s case was the first they hail ever been involved where a multiple personality complex was diagnosed
In a move as rare as the case itself Robinson testified, saying that ho visited Little as many a.- '.even times in Comal County jail He said Little displayed several of his iif ferent personalities during his jail visits.
"This is a very unusual case," Robinson told the court He was very moody paranoid and almost
Beat/e memorabilia to be shown
LIVERPOOL, Engand AP Dallas’ West End will play temporary host to an exhibit of Boatie memorabilia that got a uk*-warm reception from tourists in the band’s hometown of Liverpool.
The Beatle City exhibit, the world’s only permanent exhibit of Beatle memorabilia, is made up of about 1,000 items ranging from photographs and letters to a Stemway piano — complete with keyboard cigarette bums -on which the late John I pennon i mposed his songs and a Mini ■ ,.r Bingo Starr had converted to carry his full drum kit, Byrne
1'he exhibit is now in Liverpool,
where the band got its start in Hie 1960s It will open at the West End Marketplace in early August, said the general manager, Mike By me.
The exhibit is to return to a new, and better, home in Liverpool next spring, Byrne said.
The 3-year-old, financially troubled exhibit was sold to a London businessman, John Symons, in April for $322,000, Byrne said
The previous owner was Radio City, the independent commercial radio station in liverpool, Byrne said.
The mall will charge entrance fees, he said
Byrne predicted success for the Dallas exhibit, saying he expects
lO.utMi visitors a week “In the States there is stil very big interest in the Beatle Byrne said Because we’ve them in England and we grew with them, liverpool takes them< bit for granted ”
About 160,000 people visit th exhibit in liverpool every year mostly American and Japanes tourists, he said •One of the rea present site wa place and there s no passing trad* here," he said The new liverpool location, the Albert Dock, expects many mort visitors, he said. It is closer to th* Cavern Club on Mathew Street where the Beatles played in then early days. Byrne said
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Senate to consider short-flight smoking ban
WASHINGTON (AP: — The congressman who ni -uaded the House to vote lo ban cigarette smoking on airline flights of two hours or less says it w on’t be easy to cajole the Senate into agreeing to the prohibition.
I think it will l>e a tough fight,” Rep. Richard Durbin, D-IIL, said late Monday, .shortly after the House surprised even hun by voting 198-193 to damp down on smoking on short flights “I’m going to do some homework immediately to find a supporter in the Senate "
The ban. if enacted, would apply to 80 percent of domestic U S airline flights, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
But the proposal faces a long fight against tough Kid For starters, it still needs approval in the Senate where it will face aggressive opposition from several powerful lobbies.
Furthermore, the provision is part of a $26.6 billion transportation spending bill for fiscal 1988 that faces a Reagan administration veto threat because of its spending levels.
Durbin said that as recently as Monday morning. he expected the smoking ban provision to be defeated in the House. The proposal, co-sponsored by Rep. C W Bill Young. K-Fla., was opposed by the tobacco and airline industries, the nation’s airport operators and the airline pilots’ union Durbin had the support of a flight attendants’
union including three attendants who lobbied representatives all day and several health groups, including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.
The rights of smokers to smoke end where their smoking affects the health and safety of others,” Durbin told his colleagues during th** floor debate.
He was joined by several colleagues who said they and their families have suffered health problems as a result of passive smoke
T know and all my surgeons agree that I caught cancer from other peoples’ smoke, said Rep Donald Lukens, R-Ohio They were opposed by legislators from tobacco growing states and elsewhere “In a very few short days, tobacco farmers in the South will be selling their tobacco,’ said K* p H. Martin ILancaster, D-N.C Passage of this amendment will depress the market significantly ... This is not the tune to pass such legislation Others disputed conclusions by the surgeon general and the government’s National Academy of Sciences that tobacco smoke can increase th** risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases for nearby non-smokers. Such studies have not been conclusive, they argued, saying further .studies by congressional committees with the proper jurisdiction are needed
Go back to tile proper committee, have th* hearings, have the experts come in and bring us a bill we can debate on the floor,” argued Rep Bill Hefner, IFN C
Rep Norman Mineta, D ( alif , chairman of th** House aviation subcommittee, said Ii** lost his left lung to cancel in 1983 hut believes that th** legislation needs to he considered at greater length
1’Ih* proposal would prohibit federal aid from going to airports servicing airlines that do not prohibit smoking on flights of less than two hour s Durbin said he worded his provision that way to make it germane to the appropriations bill.
Federal regulations already prohibit all cigar and pipe smoking on commercial flights and forbid cigarette smoking during takeoffs and landings, in bathrooms, and on planes with seats for fewer than 30 passengers They also require planes designed to carry 30 or more passengers to provide a non-smoking seat for anyone requesting one
The overall .spending bill was approved by a 282-108 margin. It contains about $10 9 billion in new spending, and would release up to $15.7 billion for transportation projects from the highway and airport trust funds, which come from fuel taxes and other fees.
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