The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 24, 2001 · Page 6
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A6 TUESDAY. APRIL 24, 2001 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL T SKIN CANCER Suit protects boy from sun Space suit donated by space center allows boy to play By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON — Eight-year-old Cardi Hicks always has wanted to play outside with his friends — but sunlight aggravates the rare, recurring form of skin cancer he's had since birth. "It got to the point he had to go see a psychiatrist because he was so angry," said Samantha Hicks, Cardi's mother But Cardi played in the sun for the first time Monday in a special outfit developed from the technology used in spacesuits. It protects him from 99.9 percent of the sun's ultraviolet rays. With his mother's help, Cardi put on the cloth white suit, red goggles and a vest designed to keep him cool. Cardi said the outfit, which makes him look like a stormtrooper out of "Star Wars," was comfortable. "1 want to play golf," Cardi said. Cardi needed umbrellas, sunglasses and sunscreen to get to his second-grade classroom each day in Magnolia, about 40 CARDI "Had it not been for this technology, these children would spend the rest of their lives living in the dark." Sarah Moody creator of Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Foundation miles northwest of Houston. The suit was donated under an agreement between the Johnson Space Center and the Hampton, Va.-based Hypo­ hidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Foundation. The-foundation has donated about 80 suits, which cost less than $2,000, last for years and can be washed like any other clothing, said Sarah Moody, who created the foundation. "Had it not been for this technology, these children would spend the rest of their lives living in the dark," Moody said. Bas Nair, Cardi's pediatrician, said about 100,000 children suffer from the disease, called Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma. Nair said it is hard to predict how long Cardi will live. When Cardi was 14 months old, he had two brain tumors removed. He has surgery every two to three months to remove cancerous growths from his scalp, Nair said. T USS GREENEVILLE Commander gets letter of reprimand The Associated Press Card! Hicks (in special suit) plays tag with friends and relatives, including cousin Dennis Koenig (right) while wearing a special suit Monday that will protect him from the sun's rays. Waddle was at the controls when sub hit Japanese vessel By The Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — USS Greeneville Cmdr. Scott Waddle was given a letter of reprimand Monday as punishment for the submarine collision that killed nine people aboard a Japanese fishing vessel, his attorney said. The punishment also included a forfeiture of half his pay for two months, but that was suspended for six months. Waddle said he will retire Oct. 1, meaning he will ^ receive his WADDLE full pay until the end of his career. "While I regret that my Navy career has ended in this way, I know that I am one of the lucky ones because I survived the accident," Waddle said in a statement released by his civilian attorney, Charles Gittins. The punishment was imposed by Adm. Thomas Far­ go, Pacific Fleet commander, at an "admiral's mast" attended by Waddle, a military attorney and several officers at Pearl Harbor Navy Base. Fargo concluded there was dereliction of duty and negligfent hazarding of a vessel, Gittins said. But he said the admiral did not mention allegations of negligent homicide in the deaths of nine Japanese students and adults aboard the Ehime Maru when it was rammed by the Greeneville Feb. 9 in waters off Hawaii. "I understand and accept the punishment that Admiral Fargo imposed. He treated me fairly and with dignity and respect, and I thank him for that," Waddle said. Gittins said Fargo indicated he would accept Waddle's forced retirement. "My heart aches for the losses suffered by the families of those killed aboard the M/V Ehime Maru and the grief that this accident unfairly has thrust upon them," Waddle said, apologizing once again for the collision and urging U.S. government settlement of claims made by the families. "I think about those lost at sea every day, and I grieve for the families." BRIEFLY WALKER Former astronaut Walker dies of cancer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Former astronaut David Walker, who made four space shuttle flights, including the 1989 flight that launched a probe that mapped the surface of Venus, died Monday of cancer He died at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, NASA spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said. He had spoken to an astronaut friend in orbit just one day before he died. Walker, 56, was among the first group of space shuttle astronauts chosen by NASA in 1978. He flew as a pilot aboard space shuttle Discovery in 1984 and went on to command three space shuttle missions, in 1989, 1992 and 1995. Flying in space, Walker once said, is "the most spectacular human experience that I've been involved in." In all, he logged nearly 725 hours in space. He left NASA in 1996 to become vice president of sales and marketing for NDC Voice Corp. in Southern California. Clinton wouldn't let Arafat wear his gun ABINGTON, Pa. — Former President Clinton said Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat wanted to wear a gun at the White House ceremony announcing the 1993 Middle East peace agreement. "1 said, 'This is a peace agreement. This isn't a remake of 'Rio Bravo,' " Clinton said Sunday night at a suburban Philadelphia synagogue, referring to the 1959 John Wayne movie. During decades in exile, Arafat regularly wore a pistol, and sparked a controversy when he wore it during a speech to the U.N. General As­ sembly in 1974. Clinton also described telling Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that he would have to shake hands with Arafat after the agreement was signed. "He looked at me and said, 'Well, I suppose you don't make peace with your friends,' " Clinton said. "But then he smiled and said, 'But no kissing.' " New York apartment blaze injures 27 NEW YORK — A three- alarm blaze in a Manhattan apartment high-rise sent out clouds of billowing smoke Monday, slightly injuring 27 people, most of them firefighters. The fire was first reported about 11:30 a.m. and was largely contained to one apartment on the 24th floor of the 37-story building, said Brian Dixon, a fire department spokesman. The fire was declared under control just after 1 p.m. More than 200 firefighters responded to the scene, at 27th Street near the East River. From Wire Service Reports PATIO Furniture MADE IN USA SUNFLOWER i. 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