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2 Thursday, January 23, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette The Pahrump Valley Gazette, formerly known as the Death Val- ley Gateway Gazette, (USPS 70% 230), established July 22, 1983, adjudicated as a legal newspaper of general circulation July 10, 1985, is published weekly on Thursday by Gold field Group Pub- lishers, Inc. Editorial, production, and advertising offices at the Val- ley View Plaza, 1330 Hwy. 160, Ste. 3, Pahrump, Nevada 89048. Telephone 702/727-5583 or FAX 702/727-7192. Second-class post- age paid at Pahrump, Nevada and additional mailing offices. Post- master: send address changes to The Pahrump Valley Gazette, P.O. Box 97795, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193. For billing or subscrip- tion inquiries please telephone 800/682-2640. Copyrights: No part of this publication may be copied orreproduced by any means without the express wriRen per- mission of the Publishers. Included are photos, stories, staff produced advertisements, colunms, cartoons and all other materials. All rights reserved by The Pahrump Valley Gazette. Editorial Policy Opinions of the Pahrump Valley Gazette columnists are their own and do not necessar- ily reflect those of the Gazette staff or management. Letters Policy We welcome letters to the editor. Letters must be signed, with the writer's address and telephone number includl. Unsigned letters will not be published. Short, concise let- ters are preferred. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Mail to 1330 Hwy. 160, Suite 3, Pahrump, NV 89048 Pahrump Valley Gazette Member: Nevada State Press Association Baker Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Tonopah Chamber of Commerce We're part of your community RATES AS LOW AS WINNING NUMBERS WED- 1/22.1.2. 4, 19. 28. 36 SAT- 1/18.11.12.29.34.40.45 WINNING FANTASY NUMBERS THU.I/16,7. 9. 2& 3L 34 Fill, 1/17.10.11.15.18.37 SAT- 1/18-13. 26. 2& 3& 36 SUN - 1/19.15. l& 20. 23. 38 MON- 1/20- 3.10.22.24.38 TUE - 1/21.2. 3. 19. 20. 25 WED - 1/22 - 1.10.12.19. 23 1 CHARLES BROWN GENERAL STORE Shoshone, California Phone (619) 852-4406 Open 8 am to 9 pm .PalBI2M ALL CALIFORNIA LOTTERY GAMES AVAILABLE Survivor of deadly disease is grateful by Dave Downing Special to the Gazette Ron Moss walked into the room, looked around, and shook his head. It would require a lot of work to bring his new house up to standards. Little did he know that he had actually walked into a nightmare that would nearly take his life, Moss was 52 in the autumn of 1993. It had not been a good year. He was a heavy equipment me- chanic working for a mine in Fish Lake Valley. Times had been difficult in the Ron Moss mining industry and Moss was laid off. He moved to Tonopah and hoped a little luck would come his way. He moved into an older home on California Avenue. The previous owner had left a lot of lumber lying around. The lumber was to be used as firewood but, Moss thought, it was just a mess. The rooms smelled somewhat murky and there were signs of mouse droppings around the wood. Moss picked up a piece of lumber and tossed it atop another pile. A dust plume rose up from the wood. "It will take a lot of trips to the dump to clean up this mess," he thought. Three days into the clean-up Moss round himself in bed with the flu. "At least, that's what I thought it was," he said. He woke up and just laid in bed not wanting to get up. His joints ached something terrible and he was running a fever. When he did get up it was all he could do to shuffle across the room and try to drink a little water. Food was out of the question. Another day or two and Moss looked like "death warmed over." His friends insisted he go to the hospital -- this was much more serious than the flu. His breathing had become difficult and labored. His lungs seemed painful and unable to bring in air. Moss couldn't afford a doctor and delayed but, soon enough, even he realized that if he didn't get help he would be in serious trouble. He was fading fast. "I couldn't eat. My joints hurt so bad I couldn't walk more than a few feet. The whites of my eyes were blood red. I shook with flu symptoms," Moss relayed. "I couldn't breathe. Contimed on page 13 Interest Rates Are At Historically Low Levels! 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Pahrump Valley Gazette ...via America Online or via the Internet at: [ DthVlyGaz I To E-Mail us on the ] Int00m00:Oth.yGaz0000:om I Telephone: 702-727-5583| _ Fax: 702-727-7192 ff Area Stock Report st,k LWk IW_Jl  AIITel 31 1/4 32 +3/4 BankAm 101 3/4 108 +61/4 EchoBay 6 3/8 6 3/8 Unch EGG 20 3/4 20 -3/4 LockMar 88 3/4 88 3/4 Unch NevPwr 203/8 201/2 +1/8 Raythn 47 47 5/8 +5/8 SierPac 28 5/8 28 1/4 -3/8 Smith's 25 1/4 24 1/8 -1 1/8 Tandy 41 3/4 43 1/8 +1 3/8 WellsF 282 3/8 288 3/4 +6 3/8 Stock listings are furnished as a reference only and are notto considered a recommendation to buy or sell. A financial advisor i should he consulted before any financial transactions are made. Stocks quoted are as of close of business on the Tuesday preced- ing issue date. *Gold prices quoted are the London Fixed Price, Weekend Weather National Weather Service Forecast Nevada Northern and Central FLOOD WARNING: All warnings cancelled. Forecast: Friday...Dry. Lows 5-15 east to the 20s to near 30 west. Highs 30s to near 40 east to mid 40s west. Satur- day and Sunday...A chance ot valley rain and mountain snow. Lows from the teens and low I 20s east to near 30 west. Highs near 40 east to mid 40s west. Southern Nevada Friday...Dry. Lows in the 30s to low 40s. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Saturday and Sunday...A chance of showers. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Death Valley Friday...Partly cloudy. Lo- cally Breezy. Lows around 50 with highs in the lower 70s. Saturday...Mostly cloudy north with achance ofshowers. Partly cloudy south. Lows in the 40s with highs in the upper 60s. i Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows upper 40s with highs upper 60s.