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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Tokyo, JapanWednesday february 9, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes National 3 Pac Man causes epileptic fits Rochester Minn. Up Mayo clinic neurologists say the video game Pac Man has touched off epileptic seizures in two15-year-old boys in the past six months the first cases of their kind reported in the United states. Two similar incidents have Bee reported in England. Drs. Donald Klass and Jame Mellinger said the rate at which Light flickered on the screens was the apparent cause of the Seiz ures. Both boys were treated at the Rochester clinic. The doctors said one of the boy treated at Mayo had been playing video games for a year before the first indication of epilepsy appeared. The youth became dazed and one of his hands twitched while he was playing combat another video game. Six weeks later the youth had a full epileptic seizure while playing Pac Man at Home. The doctor said the boy was sensitive at certain times of the Day to flickering Bright Light. The second boy had the seizures Only while playing Pac Man doctors said and was not found Tobe sensitive to Light. Pac Man was his Nemesis Mellinger said of the second youth. Just before i saw him he had had a severe episode while playing that game. It was the flickering both boys were advised not to play the game anymore. Mount St. Helens blows top again Vancouver Wash. A mount erupted again monday building a new Mound of lava on the 700-foot-High dome in the Volcano s Crater. There were no reports of explosions mudflows or Ash. Officials said they did not know when the eruption began. The eruption was confirmed at about noon monday by geologists who flew Over the Southwest Washington Volcano said Thorn Corcoran of the . Forest service. Corcoran said a geologist in a fixed Wing plane saw a new lobe of lava growing on the East Side of the dome but that ground Crews had yet to confirm it. On saturday the . Geological Survey an the University of Washington warned that movement within the Crater and Gas emission indicated that mount St. Helens would erupt within two weeks. They said an eruption might be accompanied by explosive activity rapid Snow melt and mudflows that could Cascade into spirit Lake and the Toutle River drainage. However the scientists said they foresee no danger to spirit Lake or communities downstream. Scientists have been unable to land in the Volcano s Crater for the past several Days because of poor weather. The Snow pack in the Crater is 10to 25 feet deep. The Volcano stirred to life in this Century in March 1980. Its May 18, 1980, eruption left 59people dead or missing levelled 150 Square Miles of Timber and sent up an Ash Cloud which circled the Globe. Pm declares near $1b profit triple 81 figure Detroit up despite an 8percent drop in worldwide sales general motors corp. Announced monday it made a profit of $962.7million in 1982, nearly triple the $333 million profit earned in 1981. The no. 1 automaker credited the profit to Cost cutting efforts plus increased income from its financing and insurance operations and Federal tax credits. The profit is pm s largest since 1979, when it earned $2.83 billion. I lost $762.5 million in 1980. Pm said the profit is equal to earnings of $3.09 per share up from$1.07 per share in 1981. The profit was right in line with the predictions of analysts who had expected pm to make about $1 billion for the year. The automaker had net sales last year of $60 billion Down from $62.6billion in 1981, when it had a $252.2 million tax credit compared to $123.1million last year. Operating income from the Sale oscars and trucks was $961.9 million compared to $392.1 million last the fourth Quarter of 1981, pm had a profit of $145 million up from $97 million last year. Pm s sales during the fourth Quarter of stateside prehistoric jaws artist Craig Yanek prepares an exhibit on prehistoric times at the Milwaukee Public museum while avoiding the Large Teeth of a Model of a tyrannosaurus Rex. The exhibit features several Dinosaur models a acid Cloud above . Washington a an in visible Cloud of sul uric acid droplets has been detected 100,000feet above the United states by scientists investigating the Atmos phere according to a National science foundation report. The source of the acid Cloud is believed to be the mexican vol Cano Al Chichon which spewed Large amounts of Fulfur dioxide inthe air when it erupted last april. Drs. David j. Hofmann and James m. Rosen scientists at the University of Wyoming detected the acid in studies of the air above Wyoming. They said the Cloud is of Continental predicted it will be a Semi permanent feature of the100,000-foot Region for years to it s possible the Clouds will cause lower temperatures and cause longer More colourful Twilight Hofmann said. Epa official fired Washington up presi Dent Reagan monday fired a top official of the environmental Protection Agency who facing two congressional investigations fought Agency administrator Anne Gorsuch s orders to further explanation was Given. However sources said the White House was informed by Rita Lavelle s attorney that she would not resign. Gorsuch ordered a guard posted outside Lavelle s office and the locks on the doors were changed to secure critical files on toxic waste cases Many of which Are being sought by Congress in constitutional Battle. Last year were $13 billion compare to $15.5 billion in 1981. The automaker earned 45 cents per share in the final Quarter compared to 31 cents per share inthe period in 1981. Pm was the first automaker to report its 1982 earnings. Ford motor co. And Chrysler corp. Are expected to Issue their statements next week. Navajo Are stranded in sea of mud window Rock Ariz. A Rescue helicopters Are taking food to Navajo Indian families stranded by Winter storms that have left their reservation a sea of mud. At least three people died in the Snow and knee deep mud on the 25,000-acre reservation covering parts of Arizona new Mexico and Utah. Others were dangerously Lowon water and fuel when rescuers began arriving during the weekend. Ellis Peterson and her 4-year-oldorphaned grandson Billie had been living on bread for seven Days and had exhausted their drinking water when an Arizona army National guard helicopter found them Satur Day. About 1,400 families on the Reser vation of 150,000 people Are facing similar we could just get five Days of Sunshine right now tribal police chief Mel Goodwin said it would dry up some of the mud even thought would melt More trucks cars or four wheel drive vehicles Are useless in the muck. Even walking does t work As the mud is sometimes knee deep and easily covers Boot tops. Snow i Waist deep in places. Rescuers Are flying in food be cause Many of the Navajo won t leave their Homes. A lot of the people Way Back Upin the Hills Are elderly. They won t come out under any conditions tribal spokesman Peter borrow said. That s their Home. It s Likely Benin the family for

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