Portage Daily Register from Portage, Wisconsin on June 27, 1988 · 8
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Portage Daily Register from Portage, Wisconsin · 8

Portage, Wisconsin
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Monday, June 27, 1988
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page 8 THE DAILY REGISTER Monday June 27 1988 Editorial Assistant Karen Bradford 608-742-2111 rend UW -Madison prof exports rural health ideas to Vietnam MADISON — University of Wiconin-Madi ion Professor Judith Ladimky's experience in designing health care systems fur rural Wisconsin has had at lead one totally unexpected result — tt has lead her to a lasting relationship with the people of Vietnam Ladmsky’s reputation as an expert in rural health care delivery prompted the US Committee fur Scientific Ccx-peration in Vietnam to ak for her help eight years ago "I hadn’t thought much about Vietnam since die war and had heard at nurd nothing about the scientific committee until its members contacted me about working in Vietnam" Ladinsky said "I told them I was interested and three weeks later I received a telegram from the (Vietnam) Ministry of Health Ily September I was in the country" Since then LadmAy has made 21 trips to Vietnam She and three US cutlegues have designed and implemented a model health service system in six Vietnamese prov mccs and are reviewing results of die piled project Since 1984 tadiroky has chaired die scientific committee that invited her to Vietnam In add linn she has become active (as a private initiative) in aiding the departure of Amcrasian children to the United States She got involved at the request of government officials in Hanoi Her activities in Vietnam arc in addition to her work at UW-Madison where she is an associate professor of preventive medicine and director of the Office of International Health Affairs The health affairs office provides opportunities for senior medical students to complete clerkships in foreign countries Ladinsky said she only became involved in the exit of Amerasians when negotiations over the i sue broke down between the US and Vietnam governments Her success — bringing 35 Amcrasian children to America last October and another 4 1 this pad March — is largely due to the trust she has earned with Vietnam officials through her work for the scientific committee Ladinsky is quick to point out that her work with Amerastan children is unrelated to her position as chair of the committee for scientific co operation The non-profit organization's work is strictly academic in nature and docs not include involvement in die country’s pohues “I feel extremely lucky that I have the opportunity to do this kind of research" Ladinsky said “It’s extremely interesting because from a research standpoint it’s really a two-way street We can teach them a lot but we also can learn from them" Ladinsky said many principles used to design a rural health care system in Vietnam are applicable to American minority populations American Indians for example blend modem and traditional folk medicine practices much as the Vietnamese do Also Ladinsky said there are more than one million Indo-Chinese refugees in America and much of what she learns in Vietnam may be useful to physicians treating those refugees Ladinsky said the largest obstacle to quality health care in Vietnam is the country’s lack of capital “They have an infrastructure and responsive health system in place" Ladmsky said "The buildmgs were there and health care practitioners were in them but that was it They had no supplies no equipment and no medicine and they have no money to purchase these items on the world market" Because pharmaceuticals must be imported and the country is unable to purchase them it is dependent upon aid from Western and Soviet-bloc countries To date the aid has been insufficient to meet demand Ladinsky said members of the US scientific committee immediately worked to establish a procedure for training medical personnel who would provide care at the grass roots level Ladinsky said the US committee team will use its experimental program in six northern provinces to assess the potential impact of a systematic nationwide health program The first step of the pilot program was to use certified physicians from the province level to train village health workers She said the project report expected to be finished by this fall will review the success of experimental programs changes in the health of targeted populations and changes observed in medical procedures used after additional training US committee members hope as well to determine the base of medical supplies needed to serve the hamlet and village levels Ladinsky said the rural health project is just one of many medical programs under the auspices of the scientific committee Images of Amerasians not the total picture MADISON — The image of Amerasian children as destitute street beggars ostracized by their peers presents only a partial portrait of life for the approximately 10000 Amerasians left in Vietnam by US servicemen says University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Judith Ladinsky “A lot of what has been written in the press about these children is erroneous " Ladinsky said “I’m not saying their life is easy or that they aren’t poor but their situation is not as awful as what the media often show" A professor of preventive medicine Ladinsky has successfully negotiated the transfer to America of more than 75 Amcrasian children and their relatives since last October She has made more than 20 trips to Vietnam in the past eight years and has helped establish a rural health care system Since 1984 she has served as chairwoman of the US Committee for Scientific Cooperation in Vietnam a non-profit academic organization LaJmsky said the families of many Amerasian children are poor and usually are single-parent households headed by the mother A majority of the women work in low-wage jobs such as cigarette vendors or bar maids she said Ladinsky acknowledged that the Vietnamese in general think of Amerasian children as Americans and believe they should leave the country Children of black fathers have the most difficult lime she said Slie added however that the Vietnamese understand the difficulties of an orderly departure program and are not as hard on Amerasians as is commonly believed And while television pictures of Amerasian street beggars arc impossible U deny what they fail to show is context Ladinsky said For example many mothers watch their children Irorn a half-block away and the children often start die ir begging routine after the school day is over She cautioned American fathers of Amerasians to be wary of anyone who promises they can get a child out of Vietnam “There arc a number of people who are only intersled in making money off of the situation” Ladmsky said “They say they can get jour child out but they have no idea liow to go about it or about the specifics of the difficult process” Portage architecture highlighted E PORTAGE — Greek Revival Itahanate Victorian American Four-Square — Portage has tt all m architectural style and nearly 40 examples of various styles were featured in a walking tour this weekend as part of Canal Day Judy Eulbcrg preservation consultant conducted the tours for the sixth year A bit of history came alive observing the homes of Frederick Jackson Turner William Brccse and Zona Gale Many of the homes were constructed of Portage brick popular until the clay ran out in 1913 Many involved several styles updated from generation to generation One of the more imposing homes on the tour was the “stonecutter’s house" Located at 517 West Wisconsin Street the house features ornately carved stone and Monte llo red granite decor It was built in 1897 by Sam Stotzer a store cutter believed responsible for much of the decoration V j r ‘“V Milllixdk 1 iL 'l I i I 1 — f 3 V' i t I i 4 T-i 0 A $ a X £ 0 r s f I ft f 'V- - A 'c A'bp-y-- - c 1 - m b V ’ CvL - ‘ r ¥ f ‘ t - -I J x i?? v HLp? 1 4 - - SM 3 - W - r ir-w Jfc mir r m i v f a s y :V Cm 4 k I c - V T it ( -1— PaJy Register photo by Korem BroJfrjrJ STOMCVrri H ’S ItOVSE—VusVictorun Romnnetqut hme t Killed on West Wisconsin Street features ornate stme cantnqt and Montclht red granite DaJy Register photo by Karen Bradford FISE DETAIL — A delicately carved gargoyle adorns a corner of the "Stonecutter’ s House I lady htgisier photo by baren tiratiford JUDY EUIJIEKG — explains ardutci tural styles on her walking tour of Portage Saturday Beef pig roast rules MADISON — “If a community or organization plans to hold a pig roast or beef roast tins summer they should be familur with the laws regulating the sale of meat products at public events” says Terry Ilurkhardt food compliance officer Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Selling beef or pork at a public event requires by state law that the meal carcass pass inspection by cither state or federal meat inspection staff These laws are detailed in Wisconsin statutes 9742 “The regulations pertain only to events where the meat is being purchased” says Burkhardt “It does not pertain to an individual who raises and slaughters an animal for a party of friends and gives the meat away” If you have questions regarding the legality of meat sold at community events contact the DATCP Food Division Compliance Staff PO Box 8911 Madison Wis 53708 (608 ) 266-3419 Community Update Brcneman’s summer treats and Ayrshire cows at the Davis farm sheep at the Barden farm a demonstration on milk separation at the Wynn goat farm and homemade ice cream at the Holland farm Members will meet June 27 to decorate a float for the July 4th parade Clcciry-Krcch Auxiliary meets PORTAGE — 1 3 members of Cleary -Krec h Auxilary to American Legion Post 1707 volunteered 62 hours last month The group met June 9 to discuss holding a bake sale and improving bineo games A memorial donation was received from John Dopp in memory of hii wife It was noted that 175 sisters have received grant! from the cancer program so fur this year A $25 donation was nude for King Day Child psychologist to speak CRE I N LAKE — Green Lake County Nursing Service and Green Lake County Mental I teulih w tU sponsor a speech by Dr Charles Barnes child psychologist on June 28 at 7 pm in the Human Service Center 500 Lake Steel Street Green Lake Barnes will speak on behavior managment taking control and behavior prut lems The program of special interest to child care workers and parents is free and open to the public 4-Hcrs enjoy dairy month NORTH SCOTT — The North Scott 4-H Club reports that it is enjoying June Dairy Month to the full Matt Brenemean won the dairy trivia quiz The club is selling 25-ccnt ice cream cones giving away ballons pencils and dairy recipes Members distributed table tents and posters to O’Brien t Cafe and the A club tour included dog obedience demonstrations at Matt and WcnJy Cambria class celebrates 50th CAMBRIA — The Class of 1933 of Cambria High School celebrated its 50th reunion at the Blankenhaus recently Attending were Mr and Mrs Howard Gilmore Rio Mr and Mrs Robert Lloyd Randolph Mr and Mrs Frank S linger Columbus Mr and Mrs Roy Wiliams Sun Prairie Mr and Mrs Charles Dalton (Elizabeth Hughes) Par-deeville Mr and Mrs Curtis Lambrecht (Evelyn Sawyer) Dalton Mr and Mrs Kcrmit Hdl (Jane Williams) Red Granite Mr and Mrs La Verne Kam-pen (Nonnc Hendrick sot) Rio Mr and Mrs William Slmgcr (Margaret Vocgch) Cambria Mr and Mrs Carl Nagel (Angela Tonn) Rio and Mr and Mrs Irving Hagen (June Morgan) Rio Mrs Robert Parry (Leona Paul) sent a letter to the class from California Norine Henderson Kampcn and June Morgan Hagen were co-chairpersons for the event AD camp volunteers needed MILWAUKEE — ‘“With A Little Help" Inc needs volunteers for its 1988 summer camp to be held Aug 6-13 in Wisconsin Dells The camp serves adults disabled by Muscular Dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases Volunteers age 18 or older are needed to assist one disabled adult each with his or her personal care needs and to participate in recreational activities For more information contact “W'ith A Little Help Inc at (414) 541-2848 Foresters give to kids program PORTAGE — Paul Ritter Portage was among officers installed for the next year at a recent meeting of the Court Badger 1487 Order of Foresters The Foresters participated in a “Bowl fix Kid’ Sake" recently in Middleton to benefit Big BrothersSisters Over S16TX) was raised for the agency which provides aid tochildrcn who need the on going attention of a special adult (Big Brother or Sister) in their lives NOW to hold conference MADISON —The Wisconsin National Organization Fix Women w ill fiolJ its annual state conference July 29-31 at the Country Inn in Pcwaukce The theme of this year’s conference is “Women — Changing Our World” A variety of workshops w ill be offered which wifi address political economic and personal issues facing women today In view of the fact that this is an election year Wisconsin NOW and the National Women’s Political Caucus-Wisconsin will co sponsor a forum featuring the candidates for the US Senate The forum will be held on July 30 from noon to 1:30 pm Members from both organizations arc invited The event is open to the public but registration is limited For further information call Wisconsin NOW at (608) 255-3911 1

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