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Saturday, July 21 2001

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

WJAC Trivia - Last week, I included a trivia question but didn't see any responses. If anyone is interested, the original meaning of the acronym WJAC was Wireless for Johnstown Auto Club.

State College - The big news out of Happy Valley this week was no news. That is, there were no riots following the Arts Festival as there had been in the past several years. The University announced ahead of time that strong punitive measures would be taken against students who participated in any riotous behavior. The community at large also provided a pervasive police presence during the hours when the rioting has occurred in the past. The State College community is now concerned about the cost should such strong measures be required every year.

St. Mary's Parish - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Roberts Street held its annual fund raising festival on July 13-15 on the church property and on Caroline Street between the school and church. The weather was gorgeous on all three days. One day as I walked by I heard country-western music; the next day, I heard polkas, and on the third day I heard a top-40 tune. They obviously had a good variety of entertainment. Bill Martin reported in the Journal that one of the top selling items was a small bottle with a lump of coal in it. I hope they weren't Christmas presents.

Former Mayor Art Price - Former Nanty Glo Mayor Art Price turned 90 on June 25, 2001. In honor of his reaching this milestone and in recognition of his many years of service to the community, members of borough council and citizens of the community have planned a testimonial dinner-dance on August 5 at the Imperial Ballroom in the Ebensburg Mini Mall. Members of borough council and various businesses in town are selling tickets to anyone interested in attending.

Wound Healing Center - One of the additions to the Memorial Medical Center just over a year ago was a Wound Healing Center. It is located in what was the emergency room of the former Mercy Hospital. This center was established to deal with open, ulcerated sores, spider bites and other skin conditions that have plagued individuals for years and defied the efforts of conventional medicine to heal them.

My wife, Patricia Caldwell, can attest to the success of the doctors and nurses at the Wound Healing Center. She had more than a half dozen seeping sores on her left leg between her ankle and knee that our family physician had treated unsuccessfully for three months. Finally, in consultation with our family physician, Pat decided that she was a candidate for the newly opened Wound Healing Center.

She was accepted as a patient and began treatment on June 19, 2000. She had to report to the Center for hands-on caring and wrapping of her sores several times a week. And at one time she had to have IV antibiotic for 21 successive days, but by October 4, 2000 her sores had completely healed.

I included this information in today's report to encourage anyone who has or knows someone who has sores that won't heal to look for a Wound Healing Center in their local area. These open sores often allow infections into the body. In Pat's case, she had contracted an MRSA infection and had to be treated with Vancomicyn, a restricted, very potent antibiotic.

Beware of these Viruses

These new viruses can be real threats.

Jane Fonda Virus - Attacks your hard drive's FAT.
Bill Clinton Virus
- When cornered by virus software, admits its transgression and asks to be allowed to continue roaming your hard drive.
Oprah Winfrey Virus - Your 200MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80MB, and then slowly expands to 300MB.
AT&T Virus
- Every three minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.
MCI Virus
- Every three minutes it reminds you that you're paying too much for the AT&T virus.
Politically Correct Virus
- Never calls itself a "virus," but instead refers to itself as an "electronic microorganism."
Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus
- Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Virus
- Instantly turns 1K of disk space into 1 Meg.
Ronald Reagan Virus
- Saves your data, but forgets where it's stored.
Government Economist Virus
- Nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine.
Federal Bureaucrat Virus
- Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.
Freudian Virus
- Your computer becomes obsessed with its own motherboard. Or becomes very jealous of the size of your friend's hard drive.
PBS Virus
- Your computer stops every few minutes to ask for money.
Jimmy Hoffa Virus
- Your programs can never be found again.
LAPD Virus
- It claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in "self-defense."
O.J. Virus
- It claims that it did not, could not and would not delete two of your files and vows to find the virus that did it.

Sent by David Caldwell

Never failing

God writes with a pen that never blots, speaks with a tongue that never slips, and acts with a hand that never fails.

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