Page 4A Garden City Telegram, Friday, December 2, 1977 Wichita 'Buys' Fluoridation , WICHITA, Kan. (AP) City commissioners Tuesday voted 4-1 in favor of of fluoridating the city's water. The decision, which capped an eight-hour public hearing, dominated by opponents of the proposal, authorizes the city manager to begin plans for fluoridation. The move came about 11 p.m. after 75 persons were heard, with a 4-1 majority opposing fluoridation. Wichita's mayor, Tony Casado, cast the dissenting vote. Barring an opposition- sparked referendum, the city could have equipment in place to fluoridate its water within 90 days. But those who argued vehemently against fluoridation began, immediately making plans to block the action after the vote. The fluoridation issue has sparked intense controversey in the city during a 25-year period. needs and all sizes of families. Our homes range from home that your budget lifestyle. Washington Today By WALTER R. MEARS AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a big season for shopping lists, and President Carter's is a long one. Not too long, he says, and not impossible to fulfill. But as he nears the end of his first year in office, Carter has hundreds of promises out there waiting to be kept or quietly put aside. The matter came up at his news conference the other day, and Carter said he's ' doing just fine in keeping his vows to the voters. "I am trying to fulfill all my promises," he said. "I think I was quite reticent in making those promises, certainly compared to some of my opponents." That's a little ironic, since at campaign time Carter's rivals used to chorus complaints that he was vague, imprecise and impossible to nail down on the issues. And it is even more ironic that Carter, accused of fuzziness then, is being questioned now as to whether he made too many promises when he was seeking the White House. " ... We put forward already to the Congress proposals that carry out the major promises that I made, reorganization, energy, welfare reform and so forth." "So forth" apparently includes major income tax reform, on which Carter has not yet acted. Reorganization of the government has begun, slowly, as Carter always said it would. Welfare reform awaits action next year. Energy is snarled in congressional dispute, the outcome in doubt. Whatever the final product, it will bear little resemblance to the administration energy bill which Carter once vowed to get passed if he had to fight for every vote. Carter said the year's record will show progress. " ... I think so far our relationship with the Congress has been good," he s~M. "The effort to carry out my promises has been adequate. I don't think I made toe many promises to the American people." It's hard to say how many promises would be too many; there is no formula. Presumably, the voters would take care of a candidate who made too few by electing somebody else. Carter not only made a lot of promises, he kept track of them. This is a risky business, as any parent can testify these days. It's all too easy to be agreeable in July, when your 8-year-old has her eye on the most expensive doll in the catalog. It seems a long time until Christmas, but don't count on a short memory. Presidential shopping lists don't come due at Christmastime — but they do at the next campaign, unless the opposition is asleep. The Republicans are not. They have compiled a list of Carter promises. They put the total at 612, and by their figures, he has kept 17.5 percent of his pledges, broken 13 percent, with the rest awaiting action. The Republicans say they're going to revise their Carter report card periodically, with the next edition due during the winter. Carter made their exercise easier by publishing his own compendium of promises. It's hard to count precisely, because of some overlapping and duplication, but the White House book lists 665 pledges made during the Carter campaign. To match them all, Carter would have to keep a promise every 2.2 days, including weekends and holidays, in order to finish the list in a four-year term. That's assuming he doesn't make any more. But it does not discount the ones he already has decided won't be kept, like the deregulation of natural gas prices for a five-year period and the maintenance of U.S. control of the Panama Canal. Back on Feb. 23, after the promises book was made public, Carter said he was determined to keep all of them. 'Obviously if circumstances should change I would have to reserve the right to go back to the American people and say now that circumstances have changed, this is a better approach to a particular problem," he said at the time. Inevitably and properly, Carter has made changes that scrapped some npaign promises. 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So too does a test for an enzyme which is released into the bloodstream by damaged heart tissue. But it may take 24 hours before changes in the ECG or enzyme levels permit a diagnosis. Dr. Malcolm Pond of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said the new test is complete within three hours. A radioactive substance, thallium 201, is injected into a vein. The atoms collect in the heart, emitting gamma rays detected by a special camera and recorded as a scan or "picture." Then the picture-taking is repeated, Pond told the American Heart Association. If both "pictures" are normal it means a heart attack likely did not occur, he said. If a defect shows on the first but not on the second picture, it means temporary pain without infarction or heart attack. A defect present in both pictures means an infarction is most likely present or about to occur. The test, called myocardial perfusion imaging, can be used in any hospital having a department of nuclear medicine, Pond said. 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