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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 13

Phoenix, Arizona
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Tuesday, September 5, 1978
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Andy Robert Crompton, pausing Hyperactivity Wayland Center helps youngster overcome it By SUSAN CAREY Andy Robert, 12, is a handsome boy, lithe and tan with a shock of curly brown hair framing his animated face. The only signs of his extreme hyperactivity are a mercurial attention span and wandering feet. His mother, Jeannette Crompton, remembers when Andy was so uncontrollable and compulsive that he couldn't peacefully interact with , other children. She also recalls the time when family meals were nightmares. She lists some of Andy's escapades: setting the neighbor's back yard on fire; slitting a mattress to ribbons with a razor; and covering the babysitter's house with mud. Paul Dean Paperback authors add luridness with ellipses Hermann Goering really did have toys in his attic, a full model railroad that was a mental siding and his diversion from World War II. Sir Winston Churchill painted watercolors in his birthday suit. Albert Einstein always wore a hat but covered it beneath his coat when it rained. A head, he reasoned, dries jvithout damage. The hat, he explained, would be permanently stained. And Rosie Grier, most awesome of the once Fearsome Foursome, works needlepoint. Point is, no matter the stature or intellect, we all have our traits and escapes and my wife likes to read purple paperbacks. She's also a computer when it comes to accounting, skippers a sailboat better than Ted Turner, flies airplanes and plays classical piano so I'll not call her childish. She might retaliate by breaking my model airplanes. But whatever the period (Gothic, Regency, Victorian or early slave trade), whomever the author (Ellen Argo, Barbara Riefe, Kathleen Morris or Annabella), no matter the title (Far Beyond Desire, Jewel of the Seas, This Ravaged Heart, or Mara), my gal will hide between any book covers showing embraces between some Engle-bert Humperdinck in a high collar and a sweet young thing who looks like she buys her blouses at Frederick's of Hollywood. My book habits currently are controlled by Jake Higgins and Frederick Forsythe and I don't read over my wife's shoulder. But I have peeked at the back covers of these books and the teasers are terrific. They're more lurid than waterfront neon. And they probably are the final outing of three-dot writing, that addition of triple periods after closing sentences so individual imaginations may hop high. Try these current examples of three-dot, soft cover suggestiveness: "The one manhe could never have - . ;.'Wv; J J-t Jf -'' - '-. ' " t ' ' ". V ': 1(1 f , , -1 i t V -r " U 'V -I - - ; to listen to his mother, slowly is Mrs. Crompton, a registered nurse, began to notice problems in her son when he was two years old. But since Andy was adopted when he was six months old, she knew nothing of his formative months and blamed herself for his destructive behavior. "The guilt is heavy," Mrs. Crompton -says in her carefully modulated voice. "Why did I ever adopt a child if I can't handle him? What 8m I doing wrong?" She recalls thinking. By the time the family moved to Phoenix from Rhode Island in 1972, Mrs. Crompton was in despair. Then her sister pointed her to the outpatient counseling facility at Jane Wayland Center. was the one she could never resist . . . was Elizabeth fated forever to be . . . (pause for imaginary roll of drums) Passion's Pawn . . ." Or: "Born at sea in the glorious dawn of exotic voyages and great sailing ships, Julia Howard burned with a rare and fiery passion, a passion that no ordinary life could quench . . ." Or: "An Irish child-woman and a rake-hell cousin on her 18th birthday . . ." Or: "Through the many lives of Mara runs the white-hot bond of passion to the man named Desmond, a bond as immortal as love itself . . ." Or: "Elizabeth Steward, an orphan schoolgirl of mysterious parentage, lost her heart to the Lord of Polreath Manor the first time she saw him ..." Or: "She yearned for what no land-loving man could give her, two sun-bronzed arms that would sweep Her away to the ends of the earth . . ." Three dots or none, these paragraphs are enough to tug any wife's interests from the straight and harrowing path of pot roasts, laundry baskets and the greasies. So last week, my wife tossed "The Plantation" aside, yawned and stretched and purred: "And what savage warmth saturates the soul of a suave Englishman as his woman recognizes the love that is their secret alone . . .?" "Not tonight, honey," I said, got a headache. Dot, dot, dot." "I've PEANUTS DO youthinkVou HAVE A LUCKY STAR,! CHARLIE BROWN 7 IXpubllc phtt by Mtr Schwtptttf conquering his hyperactivity. Jane Wayland Center, 4621 N. 16th St., is a private non-profit organization and a member of the United Way. The center operates three programs for children: outpatient counseling, day treatment and residential care. After her first visit to the center with Andy, Mrs. Crompton says she felt utter relief. "I felt like someone is finally going to listen," she says. She learned from the center's staff that Andy's hyperactivity was caused by a neurological disorder. The symptoms were severe learning disabilities, distorted maturity development and a lack of internal monitoring processes, the staff diagnosed. Continued on Page B-2 Hospital's emergency center purchase By JACK SWANSON The first Valley hospital to establish a freestanding emergency center has bought out the Valley's first physician-operated, free-standing emergency center. The acquisition by John C. Lincoln Hospital of Paradise Valley Emergency Center was raised a furor of criticism in the medical community. And the whole deal almost fell through last week when the hospital failed in a last-minute attempt to get approval to take over the facility. Critics say hospital patients subsidizing an unnecessary purchase and the facility's services may be less complete than when it was run by the physicians. Tiny dinosaur in state linked to others By JOHN SCHROEDER Northern Arizona Bureau FLAGSTAFF Several years ago, a summer assistant at the museum of northern Arizona discovered the partly exposed bones of a small dinosaur northeast of Flagstaff. Not an unusual find, because the area, called the Kayenta Formation, is a treasure trove of fossilized life of millions of years ago. The fragile bones some as small as match sticks were carefully col-. lected by David Lawler, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, and brought to the museum. Through the years, the bones were stabilized, categorized, pieced together into sections and studied by Dr. Edwin H. Colbert, curator of paleontology at the museum, and a leading authority in the field. Colbert, who is wrapping up his study for publication, has concluded that the dinosaur is the earliest orni-thischian named from their bird r I PON'T KNOW Til Vl TMINK YOU PQ M0 District again seeks county authorization for school-bond vote By LAURE WEGNER The Murphy Elementary School District will ask the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors this morning to authorize a $2.95 million bond election that drew criticism from one supervisor three weeks ago. The supervisors postponed a decision on the election last month because the school board had decided to hold the voting later than originally planned. But the board has changed its mind again and is requesting that the election be held Oct. 17. Nevertheless, Supervisors' Chairman George Campbell questioned if the election should be held at all. The district, he charged, has not been specific enough about how the money would be spent. . lampneu also questioned if it is proper for district residents to borrow funds that have to be repaid by future taxpayers. In the Murphy Elementary and other districts, he said, small numbers of voters often decide to raise huge sums of money through bonds. He said he would like the supervisors to take a closer look at such elections. Murphy Superintendent David Salo-pek countered that the south Phoenix district desperately needs the money for a new school and to improve existing facilities. "Anyone who has seen the facilities here has been appalled," Salopek said. He also maintained that the school board has clear authority to decide the district's needs. In other business, the board will discuss phe purchase of a helicopter for the sheriff's department with about $380,000 in federal revenue-sharing funds. It approved the purchase during budget deliberations last month, but Supervisors Hawley Apkinson and Fred Koory Jr. since have criticized that decision. Part of the helicopter's operational costs would be paid through a contract with the U.S. Forest Service, and the other portion would be borne by the county. The sheriff's department would supply five officers needed to operate the craft. The board also will be asked to approve a $l,083-a-month lease with Tony Duci, a developer, for facilities to house a branch of the Adult Probation Office in west Phoenix. Supervisors first considered the lease Aug. 7, but have put off a decision twice. Koory had questioned if the county was being overcharged for the building, which would lease for $6.50 per square foot. But he said a staff report has satisfied him that the lease for the facilities, at 5008 W. Northern Ave. in. Glendale, is competitive with comparable buildings in the area. Koory and other supervisors, however, said the board first should decide if it wants to decentralize its adult-probation services. Some say the tempest is a prelude to increased competition between hospitals and doctors to set up more free-standing emergency centers around the Valley. If nothing else, the Paradise Valley flap is a microcosm of the problems associated with a proliferation of emergency centers. Lincoln started the emergency center movement in 1975 by opening the Deer Valley Emergency Center six miles north of the hospital at Black Canyon Highway and Greenway Road. Almost immediately, the center drew criticism from doctors practicing at the hospital because patients stopped coming to the hospital. Further, the physician who got the contract to Continental drift theory like pelvis dinosaur to be found in North America and represents a new genus and species. The reptile, Colbert said, lived about 200 million years ago in the late Triassic Period of geologic time when the area was a tropical, sea-level setting and' was "closer to the equator than now if continental drift means anything." The skeleton, he said, "is almost all there." Last year, a team from Harvard University, working on a cooperative project with the museum, found another partial, slightly larger skeleton of the dinosaur in the Kayenta Formation. The "very primitive" dinosaur, about 4 feet long, has a tail section nearly 3 feet long, and weighed as a rough guess about 25 pounds. One of the most unique aspects, Colbert said, is the tremendous number of bony armor plates. He suggested that "it may be this is an ancestor of the armored dinosaurs, but I don't know." Building confidence is goal Discontented workers find help at job service A relatively unknown service is now available to Valley residents who feel they are stuck in dead-end jobs but lack the courage or knowledge to select a new career. The service is called the Career Exploration Academy, and if you've never heard of it that's because it just opened this summer with an enrollment of six students. The academy is non-accredited and was never meant to be. It has no permanent facilities, one instructor and operates on a shoestring budget, but its founder, Walter Hodge, says he can be of valuable assistance to all who feel they are unhappy with their current employment. Hodge claims that in four two-hour sessions he can help those who are willing to gain the confidence and ability to become happy with their present jobs or help them select new vocations to find happiness. "The academy is designed to help people find the maximum amount of happiness and success in their work and to make the best decision concerning a career so their best selves will come to light," Hodge said. "People can help themselves and others by finding out what they do best." Hodge said that if people cannot find purpose and meaning in their work, then life takes on a dull, nonproductive aspect that causes others to suffer from their misery. "I can help people find the special abilities that allow them to contribute to the working environment," he continued. "If a change is in order then I support the philosophy that change is good and only through change can a person grow." Hodge said that advising a person The dinosaur, he added, is very closely related to the Fabrossurus found in South Africa, but differs in its long tail and armor. It is closely enough related, however, to add more evidence to the increasingly accepted theory of continental drift, when one super continent broke into pieces and drifted apart. "It certainly was an avenue of interchange between Africa and North America where these animals lived," Colbert said. Other fossil finds in the Kayenta formation, such as the tritylodonts (mammal-like reptiles), also are found in South Africa, China and Argentina, he said. "It indicates that it was one world at that time." In 1969, Colbert found the first good paleontological evidence of continental drift during research in Antarctica, where he discovered the bones of Lystrosaurus, an animal previously found in South Africa, India and China. The Arizona dinosaur, a herbivorous reptile wfth heavy rear legs and small front legs, Is particularly important because it furnishes for the first time rather complete information about the beginnings of ornithischian evolution in North America. The little dinosaur still is without a name. Colbert said it probably will be named before the publication of his work by the museum this fall. REPUBLIC MAIL The Arizona Republic B Pagel SECTION MJf Page Tuesday, September 5, 1978 to change his profession does not mean he's helping him find an easy way out. "This is not to help you turn a wrench well because you can be a good mechanic and hate it," he said. "I'll help people find the skills they are good at and happy with." Hodge said he accompiishesthis through testing, homework and class discussions geared toward building confidence. The test is called the Interest Inventory test which Hodge said is designed to let the student know what his chances for success are going to be in different fields based on interest and motivation. "I explain the concept behind the course and tell people they should relax, listen to their inner voice, trust themselves and work on confidence building," Hodge said. "People have a duty to themselves and others to know that they do best." The course will be taught at West-wood School in the Alhambra School District as part of that school's Community School Program. Westwood principal, Don Landy, said he gave his permission after he determined from conversations with Hodge that the course was legitimate and Hodge was qualified to teach. "He (Hodge) seemed honest, he had a degree from West Point and had worked as a vpterans counselor so he had background in this area," Landy said. "It's another service to the community and that's what the community school is all about." Hodge does not operate a placement service and in many cases retraining Continued on Page B-3 raises furor operate the new facility, Dr. Bruce Shelton, was criticized by his colleagues for keeping "no-doctor patients" for himself instead of referring them to other physicians. No-doctor patients are those who don't already have a physician and who need followup treatment after receiving emergency treatment. Shelton said his contract provided that he be paid $5 an hour to operate the emergency center and that he be allowed to treat no-doctor patients on follow-up visits, billing them separately for that treatment. Shelton said the hospital administration didn't disclose the terms of the contract to its medical Continued on Page B-2 1,000-watt radio station beams fromTolleson By JOHN J. HARRIGAN TOLLESON - Tolleson finally has a radio station of its own. KXEG Phoenix is now KXEG Tolleson. Tolleson Mayor Mario Herrera, a barber, donned his smock this week, hoisted his scissors and cut the ribbon to a 1,000-watt transmitter in the station's headquarters at 67th Avenue and Van Buren. Actually, KXEG has been around for two years as a Phoenix station, but ceremonies at the transmitter marked three things: The grand orening of a new $200,000 headquarters; the station's first time on the air with 1,000 watts instead of 500 watts; and the beginning of 24-hour broadcasting instead of daytime only. KXEG operates at 1010 kilohertz on the dial. The station is one of several in a chain owned by Harold Schwartz of Chicago that features religious programming exclusively. Chief engineer Jack Stuart said testing of the station's 1,000-watt signal showed reception stronger in San Jose, Calif., than a local station there. And KXEG is strong all over Arizona. There was no compelling reason to double the power at this time, "except to reach a few more jack rabbits," Stuart said. Continued on Page B-4

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