Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on December 3, 1982 · Page 3
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 3

Longview, Texas
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Friday, December 3, 1982
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'r-'-'-jr - "."-t,i FRIDAY, December 1982, Longview Morning Journal 3-A American s enter the age of spare- part medicine NEW YORK (AP) - Last month, ;a 22-year-old Ohio woman with 'paralyzed legs stood, tottered and walked, her legs wired to a roomful of electronic machinery. Doctors in Boston are healing burn victims with patches of manufactured :skin. And now a man lies in a Utah hospital, his heart replaced with a pulsating web of plastic. The age of spare-parts medicine is suddenly upon us. The implantation Thursday of the first permanent artificial heart into the chest of Barney Clark at the University of Utah Medical Center is a riveting example of how a machine can be used to save and extend a life, but, the promise of artificial organs and other products of biomedical engineering goes far beyond such dramatic treatment. Twenty years from now, the use of replaceable parts might be keeping hundreds of thousands of peo ple alive, and improving the lives of many others, says Clark Colton, Bayer Professor of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an example of what artificial organs will be able to do, Colton described his work on the development of an artificial pancreas for diabetics. It consists of a pump to feed insulin into the bloodstream, a monitor to measure blood sugar level, and a microcomputer to con trol the amount of insulin deliver- ed. . i Ultimately, the entire device will be no larger than a deck of cards, Colton said. Insulin would be supplied from a reservoir carried outsidethe body. In another approach to the problem, Colton is experimenting with an artificial pancreas that would make its own insulin, because it would incorporate living cells from an animal pancreas. Colton's experimental devices make use of the two critical scientific advances that have made artificial organs possible: The ability to build an entire computer on a chip smaller than a thumbnail; and the development of radically new plastics and other materials. The use of artificial organs, dates to the 17lh century, when artificial materials were used to replace bones and noses, says Arthur Ca-plan, a specialist in medical ethics Supermarket prices higher at the Hastings Center in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. " t More sophisticated organ substitutions began in a penthouse in occupied Amsterdam during World War II, Caplan said. There Willem Kolff, using materials he. had in the apartment, built the first artificial kidney, otherwise known as a kidney dialysis machine. The development of artificial organs will undoubtedly continue. By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Shoppers found higher prices at the supermarket last month, but declines earlier in the year helped keep the increase in grocery, bills for the first 11 months of 1982 relatively modest, an Associated Press marketbasket survey shows. The AP survey showed an a rise of two-tenths of 1 percent during November and an increase of just over 3 percent for the year so far. Many of last month's price boosts came at the meat counter, reflecting a year-long decline in livestock supplies. The AP survey covers a randomly select list of 14 food and non-food items. The items were priced in one supermarket in each of 13 cities on March 1, 1973 and have been rechecked on or about the start of each succeeding month. Among the latest findings: The marketbasket bill went up during November at the checklist store in eight cities and went down in five cities. The overall average increase was two-tenths of 1 percent. The November increase was the sixth monthly rise this year. Prices also went up in January,-March, May, June and July. It followed three straight declines in August, September and October. A look at prices today and at the start of the year shows that the AP marketbasket bill went up in eight cities and down in five cities. Overall, the bill at the start of November was 3.2 percent higher than it was at the start of January. Meat items were responsible for a disproportionate share of November's price increases. Albuquerque 22 0 2.15 - 2 70 .69 -J1 2 24 2.291 2 Atlanta 149 1 .78 19 79 72 9 229 1 .891 -1 7 Boston 1 89 1.99 5 89 99 411 199V99 0 Chicago 149p.49f " o 59f .69 17 1 99T2.19110 Dalla 1.89 1.95 3 7959 - 25 2 29 1.93 -16 Detroit '1,69 1.99 5 G9JB9 0 V99 1.89 - 5 Lot Angatos 1 75 2.49 42 95 1.02 7 209 1.99 - 5 Miami 2 09 1.69 19 69 75 9 J99 2.05 3 Htm Vort 299 2,99 0 1 19 09 -J NA HI A Philadelphia 189 1.89 0 85 JKJ 'j9 1.59 0 Providence 119 1.19 0 85 89 5 2J9 2.19 o Salt lake City 198 179 -10 73 .83 14 Y35 1.35 0 Seattle 1 24 1.29 4 59 .83 41 2 19 2.19 0 k I , JL M 1 ' Ml. inoppoo v-nucn tggs Frankfurters QNA - Not Available """ No attempt was made to weight the AP survey results according to population density or in terms of what percent of a family's actual grocery outlay each item represents. The day of the week on which the check was made varied depending on the month. Highway rebuilding plan Proposal would allow truckers to use bigger, heavier rigs WASHINGTON (AP) President Reagan's highway rebuilding proposal will mean higher taxes for many truckers, but the industry also would gain a long-sought goal the right to use bigger, heavier trucks, including twin trailers, on major hauls. For years, the trucking industry has tried to win a uniform weight standard in all 50 states that would permit the use of twin rigs across The nation the country. But 'Congress always has balked. Fourteen states, mostly in the Northeast, have refused to allow the twin trailers, arguing they are less safe and do more damage to highways. At the same time, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri have set truck weight ceilings below the 80,000 pound maximum allowed in the rest of the country. These barriers, the industry has argued, have been an impediment to efficient movement of freight at a time when truckers are facing increasingly strong competition from the railroads. But the administration's proposed boost of 5-cents in the 4-cent federal fuel tax, which appears to be moving rapidly toward approval in Congress, also would require states to allow the twin trailers and ' raises the weight ceilings. Adult bookstore raises prices Governor vetoes silent minute GRETNA, La. (AP) An adult bookstore raised its prices to $990 a book to keep police from buying obscenity evidence, so officers instead headed for the 25-cent film booths to build their case. X-Press Books clerk Gregory D. Miall, 21, of New Orleans, was arrested and booked with displaying obscene materials Wednesday by the officers, a Gretna police spokesman said. Bodies recovered after MX fire TULLAHQMA, Tenn. (AP) Firefighters equipped with masks and air tanks Thursday recovered the last two bodies of four men killed in a a flash fire in a MX missile test shaft. Four firemen were lowered into the 250-foot vertical shaft by crane after heavy duty pumps had removed all but several inches of water at the bottom of the pit, officials said. Maj. Thomas Koch, an Air Force spokesman at Ar-noldEngineering Development Center, said the bodies were loaded in bags and lifted out by crane. Texas lawmaker wants to keep seat TRENTON, N.J. (AR) Gov. Thomas H. Kean announced Thursday he will veto a bill to require a minute of silence in public schdols every day because it might be an unconstitutional mixture of church and state. "It is unlikely that the bill could pass constitutional muster," Kean said in a veto message released to the public. The veto itself may not be filed legally until Monday, the next scheduled meeting of the state Assembly, which originally passed the bill. Man with snake fined $350 MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) A man found sleeping in his car" in the middle of the road with a boa constrictor around his neck has pleaded guilty to drunken driving. John Caputo of Elmont was fined $350 and had his license revoked for six months. 111 asA .:.::J i;0.;v; - Ht , mpju Ab.. mop AP Laierphoto TORNADO HITS LITTLE ROCK, ARK., NURSING HOME No one was injured when a tornado struck the area Thursday. Unusual winter weather hits U.S. By The Associated Press A storm in the West that has left 18 people dead or missing mired Wyoming communities in 2 feet of snow Thursday, while tornadoes, which killed two people in Arkansas, splintered homes in the Midwest and December turned to spring in many Northern cities.. The 40,000 residents Qf Casper, Wyo., awoke to find 22.5 inches of snow on the ground, just 4 inches short of the record for the month of December in that city. Highways and schools were closed and schools shut down in many areas across the state. Tornadoes hit southern Missouri, destroying or damaging 25 to 30 homes in Mountain Grove and at least two homes in rural Crawford County. At least 10 people were injured. In Arkansas, twisters hit western Little Rock, Alexandria, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Hopewell and the town of Alma near Fort Smith. One person was killed in a mobile home park near Alexandria, and another person died on the western side of Little Rock when a piece of metal ripped through the windshield of the car he was driving. Winds damaged homes, businesses and schools. Tornadoes in Little Rock damaged Parkview High School and hit near the Williamsburg Nursing Home, knocking out most of the windows in the three-story building as nurses rolled patients into the hallways. Two cars near the nursing home clught fire. Another twister destroyed one home and damaged three others in Alma, Ark., as a storm roared through Thursday, downing power lines and washing out at least three bridges. Christmas shoppers in cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis and Cleveland shed their coats and sweaters as the mercury climbed toward the 70-degree mark, setting records for this time of year. In Ohio, record temperatures were set in Toledo, where it was 68 degrees; Zanesville, 69; Cleveland, 70; Columbus, 71, and Marietta, 67. Before noon it was already 69 in the Windy City, seven degress warmer than the record for Dec. 2. It also was wet. Heavy rains caused power outages affecting 3,000 homes and businesses. Golfers in Des Moines, Iowa, were out in their shirt sleeves on courses that are usually closed by this time of year. "The greens are fairways are in great shape," said Frank O'Braza, the , resident pro at the Waveland Gof Course in Des Moines. "People are taking their jackets off because they're perspiring. They're hot." Man released in poison case DES PLAINES, 111. (AP) A 35-year-old mechanic was questioned for more than two hours Thursday by authorities investigating the deaths of seven people who took Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. A lawyer for Kevin Masterson said he hopes his client will be publicly cleared now that he has answered investigators' questions. After the questioning, Masterson was taken to Du Page Circuit Court in Wheaton for a hearing on an unrelated marijuana charge, and then was released on $1,000 bail. After his release, Masterson got into a car with his attorney and two state i law .enforcement officers and left for an unknown location. Neither Master-son, his attorney nor investigators would comment when questioned by reporters. Masterson, who has not been charged with any crime in the Tylenol case, was flown back from Los Angeles earlier Thursday. 1 4 ' 1 t -.. -I J, MASTERSON 1982 Cox News Service " WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. 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