Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 23, 1998 · Page 1
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June 23, 1998

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THE DAILY GLOBE, tronwood, Ml — Tuesday, June 23,1998 Page 2 Die Hard »AC Delco • Motorcraft - The Best Battery Line Around At The Best Prices, FREE INSTALLATION. NEW TOLL FREE 1 -800-546-WEST Western Auto 507 N. Lake St. Ironwood, Michigan (906) 932-WEST For Noon Wednesday Weather Data 80s COLO MMflM SMITOi-Mlr (AX tow oo^/ras TSTOftf numvfs snow Kt */»*rr rr CLOUOT FORECAST Tonight, partly cloudjr during th« evening; increasing clouds overnight . with * 50 percent chance of ihower* and thunder- *torm» late.' Low* about 60, Winds becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph. Wednwday, a 50 percent chanc« of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the morning-, otherwise becoming partly sunny. High* about 80. LAKE FORECAST L*k« Superior Tonight, eut winds 10 to 20 knot*. Wave* building to 2 to 4 fwt. Wednesday, eaat winds 10 to 20 knot*. Chance of thunderstorm*. Wavei 2 to 4 feet. EXTENDED FORECAST Upper Penin»ula Thursday and Friday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s to Sower 60s. Highs both days in the lower to mid 80s. Saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low* in the mid to upper 50*. Highs in the mid to upper 70». IN IRONWOOD For the 24-hour period to 7 thi* morning: high 75, tow 55. Previous period: high 76, low 61. Year ago: hiph 84, low 58. Records: high of 93 in 1934, low, 30, 1879: No precipitation during the 24-hour period. Sunset today: 8:57 p.m. Sunrise Wednesday: 5:10 a.m. Dozen f ires burn Diabetics urged to take control of blood sugar parched Florida ORMO^D BEACH, Fla. <AP) — The' night air cooled down the worst of about a dozen fires that had burned in forests around this beachside community, threatening homes and blanketing the area in a thick gray smoked Still, residents knew the risk of more fires would;return when the sun rose today. Desert-like dryness and heat have led to one of the worst outbreaks of wildfires in Florida in more than 50 years. "We're OK right now, but we still have tomorrow to worry about," Margaret Williams said 'Monday. A,-fire that snaked through woods along State Road 40 came within hundreds of yards of her house before it was doused by water dropped from helicopters. Ms. Williams had placed two sprinklers on her roof and scattered others around the yard. She put her jewelry and bills in a fireproof safe, and left a packed suitcase at the back door in case she had to escape. Forty people in Ormond Beach and to the north in Flagler County were ordered from their homes before a fire shifted away from their neighborhood. West of Port Orange, flames advanced on roughly 100 to 200 homes before being contained. j "We thought we were gone, but then the wind shifted," said Dinky Almond, whose 8,000- square-foot home near Port Orange was within a quarter mile of the fire. "Today is the worst it has been." Three unoccupied hunting trailers burned Monday in forests west of Oak Hill in Volusia County, about 25 miles south of Daytona Beach. Since May 25, wildfires* brave charred 100,000 acres, erupting in every county in Florida except Monroe, which covers the Florida Keys. Twenty-thousand acres were scorched Monday alone. ./'The state is seeing an average of 80 new fires a day, 90 percent of them started by lightning. The blazea have destroyed more than 100 homes nnd structures. damaged an estimated $10 million in commercial timber and left a smoky haze in cities such as Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee and Orlando. Another $100 million in crop damage has been caused by the stilling heat. At least 17 people have been in- jured, , State Agriculture Commissioner Bob Crawford has urged alt 67 counties to suspend July 4th fireworks displays because of dangerously dry conditions. Nine counties have imposed a ban; at least eight others are considering similar action. Fires Monday closed State Road 40 in Ormond Beach and part of U.S. 92 near Daytona Beach. A 30-mile stretch of Interstate 95 north of Ormond Beach was closed in Flagler County for a short time Monday evening be- cauae of thick smoke. , On the Gulf Coast 'a smoky haze hung over Perry on Monday, about 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee in the heart of the state's timber industry. More than 10,000 acres, mostly unpopulated pine forest, had burned in Taylor County since the weekend. Similarly dry conditions in northern New Mexico fed an 80- acre fire that roared through pine trees and forced some 300 people from their homes near Angel Fire, a mountain resort. Evacuees were awaiting word today whether they coutd return to their homes after firefighters corralled the flames. Village administrator David King said the fire, reported Sunday evening, was started by a person. WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health wants diabetics to remember that controlling blood sugar can sharply reduce : complications from the disease/"People with diabetes need to jstep forward and take control of their diabetes," Dr. Philip Gordon, director of NIH"s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, said in a statement, '•'Scientific studies provide compelling evidence that maintain- ing blood sugar levels (near normal) ... may reduce the risk of complications by 50-90 percent," he said. : NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today they are launching the "Control Your Diabetes for Life" campaign aimed at diabetics. The campaign will deliver its message through television, radio and print public service announcements as well as through more than 100 public and private Pain reliever recalled organizations and materials available to physicians. "Research shows that aggressive treatment with diet, physical activity and new medicines will prevent or delay much of the ill- nes* or death from diabetes," Surgeon General Dr, David Satcher said in prepared remarks. ':•_ Satcher noted that minorities are greatly affected by diabetes, experiencing complications that show up in high rates of eye disease, kidney disease, amputations and premature deaths. An estimated 16 million Ameri- NEW YORK <AP) — American, Horn* Products n recalling ft» powerful painkiller Duract after four patients died and eight others needed to have liver transplants. The recall comes less than six months after federal regulators warned that Duract could lead to fatal liver damage if used for more than 10 days. The prescription-only drug, which went on sale in July 1997, had become a popular alternative to narcotic drugs for short-term relief of acute pain. The drug had been controversial in the medical community. Five months after Duract came out, the consumer group Public Citizen warned patients against using the drug, saying doctors could easily prescribe one of at least 18 similar treatments. AHFs Wyeth-Aywrst division •ad Pood and Drug Administration officials maintain Duract is safe if used for leu than 10 days, the period for which the drug was approved. But doctor* are free to prescribe it for longer periods and have done so for about 15 percent of the patients who take it, according to FDA figure*. Doctors have prescribed the drug 2.6 million times. There was no way to make the warning any clearer to doctor* who continued to prescribe th* drug for longer use, said Dr. Murray Lumpkin, deputy director for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "Given the alternatives ... it made no sense to accept death and liver transplants when there are alternatives available," he said. CLOVERLAND •S • sXI g GODZILLA Showtlm** 7:00 A 9:15 iUtineet Every SjLaSun. 4p.m. cans have diabetes, including 5.4 million not yet diagnosed. Dr. James Marks of CDC observed that "the prevalence of diabetes is rising as the U.S. population ages and as more Americans become obese." '...' "Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage kidney disease and amputations of the foot and leg," he said. "In addition, people with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke." 35mm 3M Color Print Film Only ( uint ni M.IIM Sin-, t Ironwfxjfj 932-3901 Bracket Plumbing & Heating Ramsay, Michigan v 663-4137 •York Furnaces -Weil McLain Boilers • Kohler Plumbing Fixtures • Sewer Rooter Services • New Construction or Remodeling Have your heating system checked and serviced now and save 10% with this ad (parts not included). Good through 8/1/98. 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