Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1996 · Page 8
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, February 11, 1996
Page 8
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Pope 6 — 00*6 —Wednesday, October 29, 1986 / ^t 3nbiana (fea«ttc Reagan underpressure to sign no-fault vaccine bill "• WAKHINfTTnv /AD\ 'r> :J i »,.„. . _. . . ^"^ WASHINGTON (AP) -President Reagan is under heavy pressure from doctors, drug makers and parents to sign legislation that would bypass the courts'and set up a federal fund for children injured by vaccinations. :_ Approved by Congress just before adjournment, the measure results from a nationwide campaign in 1978 that ushered in strict enforcement of state laws requiring immunization It also resulted in increased injuries to children. Fifty to 75 youngsters each year out of millions vaccinated suffer permanent neurological damage as a result of vaccines, mainly the variety aimed at pertussis, or whooping cough, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.' . The Reagan administration has opposed proposals similar to the current one. But Justice Department spokesman Pat Korten said late Monday it is still deciding what recommendation to make to the president. The measure would cost $67 million annually, and only part of that would be paid through a surcharge of 10 cents to $1.50 on vaccine doses. In opposing earlier versions of the plan, the administration said the surcharge represented a new tax and therefore should be defeated. It also expressed fear that the proposal would bring makers of lawn mowers, hair driers and others involved in product liability legislation to Washington in quest of a victim compensation fund. Doctor groups, pharmaceutical nouses and parents supporting the legislation were planning a news conference today as they sought to build pressure on the administration. Barbara Loe Fisher, head of Parents Dissatisfied Together, a group formed to push for the measure, said a 10-year-old Florida youngster, Stacey Scholl, who was injured by a 1 vaccination, will appeal to President Reagan to sign the bill. Parents also have mounted letter writing and telegram campaigns to urge Reagan to sign the bill co-sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen' Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. : "Parents are getting-desperate," Mrs. Fisher said. "They want to take care of their kids'and they're worried about what's going to happen after they die, because, basically, there's no way' financially to get them into an institution." The measure would affect cases arising from immunization with DPT vaccine for .diphtheria, per* tussis and tetanustsis as well as po-; lio vaccine and MMR vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella.. They, are the vaccines required in most. states for entry into school. According to Jackie, director of government relations for the' • American Academy of Pediatrics, the pertussis vaccine causes an ad- ' verse reaction once in each 310,000 doses. Polio vaccine results in damage in one in 5 million cases 1 and • measles, mumps in rubella vaccine even less frequently. Under the bill, a no-fault system would be established under jurisdic-' tion of federal courts. OUR LARGEST MEN'S SALE EVER! MEN'S CLOTHING EVENT LONDON FOG, FARAH, JOCKEY, GOLD TOE tonoon FOC* FARAH 2 5 % OFF ENTIRE STOCK LONDON FOG All Weather Coats NOW $108.75-$131.25. REG. $145-$175. Special savings now on our entire stock. (Shown) 'Douglas' — double-breasted with belt, zip-out pile liner in 65% Dacron® polyester/35% combed cotton in British tan. Also, 'Andes'— single-breasted, fly-front with zip-out acrylic pile warmer in natural and other styles. M0CS OUTHtWUR ... Tht BM-Ton $ 23.99 & 79.99 ENTIRE STOCK FARAH Wool Sportcoats and Slacks NOW $79.99: REG. $110-$125. Tailored for perfect fit! Choose crisply defined pure wool sportcoats in subtle grey, brown, blue, plaids, diagonals or dramatic solid'navy. ., NOW $23.99. REG. $35. The look of flannel in polyester-wool slacks that maintain its shape handsomely, classically detailed with belt loops, VA top pockets and more. Yours in charcoal brown, navy or grey. ' WN-S SPORTSWUR ... Tire Bon-Ton 25 % OFF ENTIRE STOCK JOCKEY Underwear NOW $3.75-$l 1.25. REG. $5-$15. Choose from Trophy Lo-Rise brief, Elance brief, tapered boxers, Poco brief, deck shirt with pocket in assorted colors or basic briefs, athletic shirts, T-shirts and V-neck in white. Sizes 30-42, S-M-L-XL. MEN'S FURNISHINGS ... The Bon-Ton ALL GOLD TOE Socks on Sale Casual, Sport and Dress Hosiery Buy 1 pair and get 20% OFF. Buy 6 pairs or more and get 30% OFF. Choose from a large variety of fashionable patterns, fabrics and colors to suit every need. HEN'S FURNISHINGS ... The Bon-Ton the bon-ton ^^^^^^^^^mi^m^mmmmm the bon-ton Shop The ton-Ton, Indiana Mall Monday thru Saturday 10 to 9; Sunday 12 to 5 THE BON.TON CHARGE CARD • VISA • MASTERCARD ACCEPTED "Ask Any S«l«s Associate About INSTANT CRtOCT"

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