The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 07, 1987, Image 4

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Books • Gifts * Supplies Hours: M-F 7:45-6 Sat 9-5 845-8681 r Problem Pregnancy? we listen, we care, we help Free pregnancy tests concerned counselors Brazos Valley Crisis Pregnancy Service We’re local! Page 4/The BattalionTThursday, May 7, 1987 Director: Nursing program to help culk 1301 Memorial Dr. 24 hr. Hotline 823-CARE death toll among Texans from canoe 4 SZJ-eAKiL Cash For Used Books We will be buying books back during Finals Week in the Redmond Terrace Shopping Center on Texas Ave. Chimney Hill Bowling Center (409) 260-9184 *Moon Lite Bowling’ 'Happy Hour Prices 99 * Corona’s l 00 ^ r ^ ^ Bowling 1 60 Thursday 9:00 pm to Midnight r\Vi9 aYe •Cr Cash For Used Books Cash For Used Books We will be buying books back during Finals Week in the Redmond Terrace Shopping Center on Texas Ave. l\ l\ l l\ DOWNTOWN WELLBORN BAR-B-OUE Weekend Specials • Thursday, Friday, & Saturday BAR-B-QC1E PLATE ★ Choice of meat, 2 vegetables, with Texas Toast Reg.Only $2." ! CHICKEN FRIED STEAK S i ★ Fries, salad, and Texas Toast Reg. $3." Only $2. ! i % Reg. M. ! TEXAS SIZE . *4.” Only $3." i i Friday Only CATFISH (Farm Raised/Fresh Water) ★ Served with coleslaw, fries, and hushpuppies : s .a % Reg. $3." Only $2. ! K DOWNTOWN WELLBORN BAR-B-QUE Mon-Thurs 11-9 pm Bar Hours: Thurs&Fri 4-12 am 2154 Wellborn Rd 6>/2 MOcs South Kyle Field Qoaed Sundays FrUSat 11-10 pm Sat 4-1 am % By Beverly Click Reporter Laying out by the pool and catch ing a few rays between classes is great if a bronze body is what one wants. But those rays can be doing harm to the skin. I: 1 Nurses around the state realize this, and they are taking steps to de tect not only the cancer that can be caused by the sun, but other kinds of cancer as well. Barbara Holmes, MSN (master of science and nursing), RN and the di rector of the newly created Nurse Oncology Education Program, says that the main cancers nurses see are breast, cervical, oral, testicular and skin cancer. Oncology is the medical branch dealing with tumors, partic ularly malignant ones. The nursing program is a five- year project that started in February to train nurses in the prevention and detection of cancer, Holmes says. The Texas Cancer Council, which was established by the 69th Texas Legislature, funds the program with state money, the nurse says. Even though the program is pro jected to be in existence for only five years, it probably will continue if the survival rate of cancer increases, she Holmes says that originally there was a nursing committee, which she chaired, that looked at the overall amount of cancer in Texas and real ized the need for a statewide cancer program. “Cancer is very prevalant in Texas, more so than in other states,” Holmes says. The Texas program already has “We want to cut down on the number of Texans dy ing each year. ” — Barbara Holmes, pro gram director says. been praised by the American Can cer Society, American Medical Asso ciation and American Cancer Insti tution, Holmes says. If the program does well it will give other states the incentive to initiate the same kind of program, she says. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Illinois, now have cancer prevention programs for nurses and theirs are smaller, Holmes says. There are several goals of the pro gram, Holmes says. One of them is to make sure that the nursing schools are teaching oncology, which she hopes will he achieved by work ing with the deans and directors of each school, she says. Another goal of the program is to provide increased continuing educa tion to nurses serving cancer pa tients and their families. Holmes says. The program will present seven one-day workshops around the state on the subject of cancer prevention and physical, as well as psychological, treatment of the pa tient, she says. The program also will train every nurse to he a cancer prevention and detection nurse, she says. The goal. Holmes says, is to have every nurse talk to the patients about cancer and then check them for the disease, even if they came to the clinic or hos pital for hemorrhoids or strep throat. The public needs to have knowl edge of the advantages of early de tection because the disease can be cured if found in the early stages, she says, but it might not he if it is advanced. Checking patients when ever they come in will belt) in this, Holmes says, and so far, tne public seems open to the idea. The program also hopes to dis cover why the public doesn’t use early cancer detection measures. such as breast self-exatninatio how to teach the publictousi measures, she says. And the members want tod clearinghouse for oncologyr he able to learn what is g around the state in cancer t ion. I lolmes says. The nurses will fget the l cancer prevention trainin' need at workshops aroundiIk she says. Every nurse, practice student, will have the oppom learn about cancer prevenn detection. Financial assistance lor id tation to the workshop andsa ments to them for time miJ work, will he available, she»J no fee will he charged to the: who attend the programs. > “Since most nurses areundj and because of the severe sj of them,” Holmes says, "theor.1 to get nurses to go is tosupd them.” T he nurses interact morevi patient than the average pbj does, so it is to the advantage public for the nurses to beabltj tect cancer in the early j Holmes says. "T he bottom line is that kj to cut down on the numberd ans dying each year," shesav j U 1 c- ■2. I n|i \ * wl o u I Whil ill; till Companies sell parasitic wasps; livestock owners swat fly problem By Ty Walters Reporter A solution to the problems caused by one of nature’s peskiest members, the fly, may be just a swat away. Several companies have started selling parasitic wasps to livestock owners across the country to combat the problems brought on by the fly. The wasp is the natural enemy of the fly. The wasps, which are about the size of a gnat, prey on the pupal stage of the fly. The small predators attack the pupae and either devour it or lay their own eggs inside of it. Cliff E. Hoelscher, a Texas Agri cultural Extension Service entomo logist, says the wasp can be an effec tive extermination device in the barn, Hoelscher says, because tight quarters cause it to attack the flies in a more concentrattd area, making the results more noticeable. The most popular use of the wasp has been in large poultry barns, Hoelscher says, where the animals are closely confined and flies can cause major problems. proper environment. The tiny wasp is most effective when used inside a relatively closed Hoelscher says barns containing the insects have experienced about a 75 percent to 80 percent decrease in the tly population, compared to the 95 percent kill rate normally asso ciated with today’s pesticides. “But you don’t have to put out any toxic chemicals into your barn,” he says. This is the advantage manufactur ers hope will convince livestock own ers to switch to biological Ilv control. Colorado Insectory, a company that’s researching biological pest control, sells two specie^''of wasps. One species is for arid climates and another for cooler, drier areas. ' The company says its biological method costs 40 percent to 60 per cent less than chemicals and can be administered with very little effort. The program recommended by Colorado Insectory requires a barn operator to make an application, which involves sprinkling the spe cially-packaged wasp eggs onto in fested areas about once every week. The adult wasp hatches within 16 to 18 days, depending on the species. Hoelscher says the only problem involved with this type of lly control is the amount of time required be fore an owner can see results. "It takes time,” Hoelscher says. “They have to go through about three life cycles before they become effective.” He adds that the wasps might be sensitive to some brands of insecti cides. student Irked Irtirij ll im 1 a i|( I gr< dfpict ■dv o 111. H< tin skit snerm, aild nai ■ 111111 lion ] d|x teai plople allont n ■ Tfs pnasizii dr nee | ta) e thi subject. lllmli Murder trio! ople 1 dr set to begif on Mondej;; ■' 1 HUNTSVILLE (AP)-Oi mg arguments are set fod day in the capital murdertu a man accused in the 1986^ of a paramedic from Conr« Prosecutors claim Jt Dwayne Jacobs, 36, was par murder-for-hire scheme it death ol Etta Urdiales, 25, was killed in February 198(i Last September, Jacobsb fleers to a shallow grave in!i gomery County where the was found. State Districtji James Keeshan denied anti f or a mistrial Wednesday. Also charged in the case cobs’ sister, Bobbie JeanH, who has not Ireen tried yet. 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