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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. PAGE 4 THE FLORALA NEWS- THURSDAY, sear( eanl ICS Diabetics can toss their insulin bottles into the trash can in the next five years if research efforts currently un- derway at the University of Ala- bama-Birmingham (UAB) are successful. Research scientists at the UAB Diabetes Research and Education Hospital and South- ern Research Institute are con- ducting two separate projects which will make life more meaningful for diabetics. The two projects -- develop- ment of an artificial pancreas, and pancreatic cell transplan- tation -- are being directed by Dr. Buris R. Boshell, director of the UAB Diabetes Hospital and Dr. Thomas A. I~vls, senior chemical engineer in the biomaterials section at South- ern Research Institute. Dr. Bosbell and Dr. Davis said both projects will ulti- nmtely provide improved treat- merit for diabetics, but that this should not be considered a cure for the disease which requires sometimes two and three shots of insulin daily. Dr. Boshell said the research he and Dr. Arnold G. Diet- helm, chief of the division of organ transplantation, are con- ducting in cell transplantation may make it possible within the next five years to trans- plant insulin-producing cells (beta cells) from a cadaver into a diabetic. "The only limitations I can see to this project is money, and the availability of additional competent people to conduct the research," Dr. Boshell said, explaining that federal re- search fund cutbacks are hurt- ing diabetes research, includ- ing that being conducted at the UAB Diabetes Hospital. He said it will take an es- timaied $I00,000 annually to fund the two projects, and that the Diabetes Trust Fund has made a committment to help raise money to fund these re- search efforts. In diabetic patients, the pancreas doesn't secrete enough insulin to hold down the level of sugar in the blood- AND KILL OVER Y EACH YEAR OR MORE THAN ONE PERSON EVERY TWO MINUTES NOW AVAILABLE: A CANCER PLAN DEVELOPED FOR YOU... THIS PLAN COULD PAY FOR ITSELF IN ONE DAY[ Hospital care is expensive. And drugs, therapy, blood transfusions and other treatment make the cost of illness.., any illness:., skyrocket. Cancer treatment is esoeciallv exoensive; ., ~ ., If a person under the age of 30 protected his family wire m,s policy today, he would pay less than $3.5 a year That's less than 10' per day for all of these benefits. I ,~mmummqmmP BENEFITS (No Maximum Overall Limits) HOSPITAL ROOM AND MISCELLANEOUS H O~PI,at EXPENSE-- Maximum of $100 per hospital admission plus $30 per day hospitalization without any other limit RADIATION THERAPY- No maximum limit. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN'S EXPENSE- No maximum limit, but not to exceed $10 in any, exclusive of sugery post operative care or radiation therapy. SURGICAL EXPENSE- An amount, as specified in the surgicul schedule in the policy, which varies from $24 to $400 depending upon the severity of the operation. There is no other limit on surgical expense. ANETHETIST EXPENSE- A maximum of $75 per operation for services of a recognized anesthetist. NURSING EXPENSE- No maximum limit but not to exceed $25 in any one day. BLOOD TRANSFUSION EXJ)ENSE- No maximum limit but not to exceed usual and customary cnange$ for such tranitusions. DRUGS AND MEDICINES EXPENSE- Drugs and medicines prescribed by o licensed physician while not confined to hospital are covered. Drugs and medicines administered while in a hospital orb excluded. TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM HOSPITAL- The usual and customary charges for not more than six trips to and from a hospital in any period of twelve consecutive months NO BENEFITS WILl BE PAID FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER WHICH IS FIRST MANIFESTED BEFORE 90 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE POUCY OR IN THE CASE OF CANCEROUS MOLES OB SKIN LESIONS, BEFORE 180 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE POUCY. JlllS IS A CANCBI POUClr ONLY SCHEDULE oF PREMIUM RATES Coverage on Insured, Coverage on Insured In~rad's Insured's Wife and and Dependent Age Last Oependeot Children Children Birthday 15-30 31 -35 36 -40 41 -45 46 50 51 55 56-60 Weekly $ 65 80 100 1.30 1.60 200 245 Bank Salary Monthly Budget Savcng$ Weekly $ 2.70 $2,55$2.43 $ ,40 3.30 3.24 2.97 II .50 4.15 4,07 3.74 .50 5,35 5.25 I 4.82 II so 6.60 6.47 5.94 1.00 8.25 8.09 7.43 1.20 1010 9.90 9.09 1.50 JBank [ Salary Monthly IBudge" I Sav4ngs $1.65 I$162 I $149 205 I201 I1.85 2.50 I2.45I225 330 I3.24I297 4.10 I4.02I3.6q 4.95 }4.86t4.46 6.20 {608 I5-58 For more information, call Bob Harrison at 8-2166 or David Willis 8-0812 or fill in this coupon. i NAME ............... • ................................................. I ADDRESS ............................................................... I CITY ............................... STATE, ................. ZIP .......... I PHONE ................................ ! t_____'"'"-'---'"'"--'--'""" ................ -.J Mail Coupons To Liberty National Life Insurance Co. BOB HARRISON, Agent P. O. Box 302 Florala, Ala. 36442 DAVID WILLIS, Agent P. O. Box 394 Florala, Ala. 36442 II * Service Is Ow lest Policy" stream. Dr. Davis said the artifical pancreas he is developing with Dr. Boshell will mimic the function of a normal pancreas. An electronic sensor implant- ed in the diabetic will measure blood glucose levels and will trigger the release of insulin needed to stabilize the dia- betic's condition. Initially, in laboratory tests Dr. Davis will use a minia- ture sensor which will be im- planted under the skin of a test animal. Long-life senors, how- ever, will have to be surgically implanted in the abdomen. While most diabetics take two or three injections of insulin daily, the artifical pancreas will make it possible for them to go many months without insulin shots. Dr. Davis said, however, that even with the implant dia- betics will require periodic routine examinations to deter- mine if the sensor and insulin release device are functioning properly. There are glucose sensors available today, he explained, but they will not remain im- planted for long periods of time. "Our primary objective is to develop a long-life sensor that will perform reliably in an artificial pancreas," Dr. Da- vis said, explaining that it would be better to have a hu- man pancreas to take the place of one that is diseased. "That's a long way off, how- ever, because of the rejection factor," Dr. Davis added. "While we feel cell trans- plantation is quite feasible at this stage, the ultimate cure for the disease is genetic sur- gery at birth-- a baby destined to be a diabetic generally has an excess of insulin-producing cells at childbirth, but they rapidly become inactive," Dr. Boshell said. "Cell transplantation and the artificial pancreas are steps toward a cure," Dr. Bosbell said, "but genetic surgery, re- placing abnormal genes with a transplant, is the ultimate cure for the disease." COURSE IN REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE OFFERED Real Estate Brokerage, the most comprehensive course of- fered by the American Real Estate Institute, will be taught in the evenings at Lurleen W. Wallace State Junior College. Through the combined ef- forts of the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce, the American Real Estate Insti- tute and the Andalusia colle~e, this highly recommended course will be made available to individuals throughout South Alabama. Registration will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Janu- ary 31, in the LBW Student Center. Classes will begin the following Thursday, Febr- uary 7. Dr. CharlesViverette, Dean of Instruction at LBW, has stated that anyone wishing to pro-register may do so by contacting him at the junior college. Lorren L. Perdue, of Mont- gomery, a qualified and experi- enced instructor in this field will be in Andalusia to teach the weekly class sessions. Li- censed by the American Real Estate Institute as an instruc- tor, Perdue has conducted similar classes throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Geor- gia and Tennessee. Although Real Estate Brok- erage is more advanced than the basic course, it is open to anyone wishing to enroll, whether they have taken pre- vious real estate courses or not. Since the course is so comprehensive, it should prove to be beneficial to many in the banking industry, as well as those in real estate and related fields. Classes will meet from 6:00 to I0:00 each Thursday evening for ten weeks . The total course is $195. This in- cludes over $50 in books. After successfully complet- ing the course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Com- pletion from the American Real Estate Institute. This certifi- cate is necessary in meeting requirements for a real estate brokerage license. For additional information, contact Dr. Charles Viverette, LBW State Junior College. Film To Be Shown The Damascus Baptist Church will sponsor the highly acclaimed film "In His Steps" Wednesday, January 30, 1974. The film depicting the chal- lenge of a pastor to his con- gregation to live each day as Christ would live it, will be- gin at 7:00 p.m. The pastor, J. H. Holmes, invites everyone to attend. NANCY PRIM, radio and television personality in Birmingham and Dothan, will emcee the fourth annual beauty pageant at LBW State Junior College on Saturday, January 26. A highlight of the year at LBW, the pageant will be staged in the Andalusia High School auditorium at 8:00 v.m. #. Alabama Power Company has announced plans to build a nu- clear electric generating plant on a site in Chilton and Elmore Counties and reported on its earnings for 1973. Construction of the proposed plant, which will represent an investment estimated at $2.9 billion, is subject to approvals by appropriate regulatory agen- cies, including the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and ~he Alabama Public Service Commission, Joseph M. Farley, Alabama Power's president, said. Mr. Farley said the plant, which will be the company's second nuclear plant, is being planned for four identical gen- erating units, each of which will have an installed capacity of 1,200,000 kilowatts. These are the largest units yet announced for the company's system. The first two units, presently scheduled for commercial op- eration in 1982 and 1983, res- pectively, will be located in Chilton County. The third and fourth units will be located in Elmore County and are sche- duled for service in 1984 and 1985, respectively. Mr. Farley said the plant is essential to meet the growing demand of its customers for electric energy. "Their de- mand," he pointed out, "will znake these units necessary within the time frame scheduled and will be another step in making the nation self- sufficient in meeting its ener- gy needs.' ' Mr. Farley said extensive exploration was carried on along the west side of the Coosa River near Clanton to locate a site for the plant. "We sought," he asserted, "to find the best possible location from the standpoint of depth and quality of foundation conditions a~d fa- vorable water conditions, among other factors. We believe that we have found such a site. It is, of course, subject to approval by the Atomic En- ergy Commission." The plant site, consisting of about 2,600 acres, is approxi- mately seven miles east of Ver- bena and 15 miles southeast of Clanton. It is divided almost in halves by the Chilton-El- more County line. The best access into it is from road sys- tems, in Elmore County, south and west of the site. "Plant layout requires that we built Units No. l and No. 2 in Chflton County because that part of the site is more re- mote from the point of easiest access than the portion lying in Elmore County," Mr. Farley said. "By building the plant in this sequence, the operation, of Units No. l and No. 2 will not be hampered by construction of Units No. 3 and No. 4, which will be located nearest the point of site access." The plant will have boiling water nuclear reactors and steam-driven turbine-genera- tors manufactured by General Electric Company. Each of the plant's units will be equipped with cooling towers to protect the quality of waters of the Coosa River. The terrain in this area is unsuited for a cool- ing lake, as is the case in Hous- ton County, site of the com- pany's first nuclear plant. The plant in Chiiton and El- more Counties originally was planned for a location in Dallas County. However, after exten- sive geological investigations, the company and itsconsultants concluded that; at the present time, they could not prove that subsurface conditions in that area would meet the stringent foundation requirements of the AEC. The company is now ac- quiring property for a future fossil-fueled plant at the Dallas County site. Mr. Farley said the company plans to file its application with the AEC for a construction per- mit in August, 1974. The appli- cation will include a com- plete environmental impact study and an extensive and de- tailed design of the plant. The company president emphasized that no work can be done on the site until issuance of the con- struction permit, which Ala- bama Power hopes to receive by February, 1976. The company already has en- vironmental investigations un- derway. These include studies of birds and small animals, game animals, fish and wild- life in the area. Water quality of the Coosa River adjacent to the plant is being systematically measured. Alabama Power also is col- lecting data on wind conditions, temperatures, humidity, rain- fall, and other meteorological conditions in the area for the purpose of environmental stu- dies and design considerations. Exploration for the plant site was conducted by a task force of representatives of Alabama Power; Southern Services, Inc., of Birmingham; and the Bech- tel Corporation, one of the world's largest and most ex- perienced nuclear consultants. The plant will be designed by Southern Services. Alabama Power's initial nu- clear plant, being built in Hous- ton County, near Dothan, will have two 860,000-kilowatt units, the first scheduled for op- eration in 1975 and the second in 1977. This plant will cost about $740 million. The next generating unit scheduled for service on the company's system is an 880,000-kilowatt installation under construction at the Ernest C. Gaston Steam Plant near Wflsonville in Shelby County. The unit, planned for commer- cial service in June, 1974, will cost about $152 million. Excavation work was started in August, 1973, for the new West Jefferson Steam Plant to be located about 18 miles north- west of Birmingham. Thisplant will have three 660,000-kilowatt generating units scheduled for operation in 1978, 1979, and 1980, respectively. It will represent an investment of approximately $550 million. Mr. Farley said the com- pany's net income after pre- ferred stock dividends fort973 was $65.1 million, as compared with $40.6 million in 1972. Dur- ing 1973, he added, common The name's the same, but the the Albany, James Gang that rides with , aging 11.9 Troy State's basketball team bounds does not hold the infamous to be James Gang of the 19th Cen- from tury western frontier as its Called idol. the most While robbing banks is not player their idea of a good time, mere- land is hers of the TSU James Gang of his makes the steal in another squad in respect -- within the limits of the law as enforced by basket- points ball officials, what The Trojans' James GangEs man." A composed of senior forwards Brazzell James Brazzell, James Clove- key land and sophomore guard Martin James Love. Three players down II with the same first name caused with minor problems for first year majoriq coach Wes Bizilia in early to practice sessions, but now, the Bizilia problem no longer exists, neither One early solution would be risk a not to play all three Jamesesat team for the same time -- and oddly manurer enough (although not intended), "Our the three haven't been on the good to us floor together during a game says. "J: all year. At most, two of the a lot of "gang members- play in the but once he l Trojan quintet, but not a trio. of things, Bizilia has high regard for one on his threesome of Jameses and All three the two seniors -- Cleveland high and Brazzell -- haven't missed formances a game appearance this year. "y Brazzell, who is usually used C as a reserve forward, broke and 30's into the starting lineup in last times, week's encounters with Ten- zell nessee Martin and Florence per game State. Cleveland is a regular times in the lineup, while Love is, another reserve but has missed the last three games due to injury. Of the three, Cleveland has the highest scoring average and" is tops in rebounds. At 6-3, A new world trade set in 197'3 o trillion tional mates. equity investment in the com- increasing pany rose by$65 million, bring- city. ing total common equity invest- that ment in Alabama Power, not in 1973 counting retained earnigs, to lion and $375.9 million, be $467 In addition to the new common equity investment made 'in the company last year, Alabama P~wer sold $175 million in prin- ci~)al . amount first mortgage bonds and 500,000 shares of $t00-per-share par value pre- ferred stock. Funds from the additional common equity investment and the sales of bonds and preferred stock were used to help finance the exten- sive construction program that the company must carry on in order to supply the public's BIBLE "Let yo~ ways with with salt." 1. What is warning Answers l0 I. 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