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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, February 20, 1997 9 Reid addresses legislldure CARSON CITY- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.. addless- ing a joint session of the Nevada Legislature this past Wednesday, offered his vision for Nevada on the approach of a new century. The senior senator from Nevada, a native of Searchlight, used the occasion to call for a renewed partnership between federal, state and local officials to meet the challenges fac- ing the state and to restore public confidence in govern- ment as an agent of change and progress. Reid also out- lined objectives he believes must be accomplished at every level of government to insure a smooth transition from this century to the next. "There are things we need to do now," Reid said, "in order to be prepared for the 21 st Century. Nothing is more important than investing in education." Reid stressed the importance of giving students access to the new technolo- gies that can fit an encyclopedia on a compact disc. "Ne- vada students should not be left behind," he said. He announced that he has just introduced a bill in Con- gress that would "force the federal government to stop us- ing the Highway Trust Fund for unrelated government spending. The Trust Fund was set up to use gas taxes for road building and repair. But more than $20 billion of this Trust Fund is being used to mask the federal deficit." Reid emphasized the importance of health issues, espe- The Sound Of Music Helps Children Heal (NAPS)--The soothing harmonies of music have long been recognized as therapeutic and this unique form of therapy is put to good use at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Music therapy can be used to help people improve their motor skills, and feel better emotionally as well. That's the idea behind a Shriners Burns Institute program in Galveston, Texas. "The program involves emotional and psychological growth in a variety of ways," says Christine Tuden, music therapist. "It's the process, and not tl]e product, that most benefits the children." The process involves patients writing songs about how they feel and playing instruments to fur- ther express themselves. The hospital's keyboards, xylophone, drums, guitars and karaoke machines offer children many cre- ative opportunities. The children work with Writing and composing music has struck a chord with children at the Shriners Bums Institute in Galveston, Texas. music individually and in groups, whether they're eonfined to bed or visiting the playroom. "By using creative arts interventions in a safe and supportive environment, we help patients better under- stand their hospital experi- ence and develop coping skills," said Marie Woods- Petitti, child life assistant. Shriners Hospitals offer free medical care to chil- dren who cannot otherwise afford it. To refer a child to Shriners Hospitals, call 1- 800-237-5055. In Canada, call 1-800-361-7256. All calls are tell-free. cially those affecting women. Women's advancement also claimed his attention: ,'We are witnessing the greatest so- cial transformation of women's roles and the structure of the family unit since the beginning of time," Reid said. "Women have made great strides despite unfair setbacks and discrimination. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to eliminate the roadblocks that prevent women from reaching their fullest potential." He repeatedb/returned to the theme of federal-state co- operation in such areas as taxation of retirees and securing additional water supplies for Nevada. "There is so much that our governments have accomplished for our great na- tion," Reid said. "There is so much more we can do, work- ing together." Passing from this millennium to the next, said the senator, "we have to make government work. We must work to restore faith in government. We are all part of government: city, county, state and federal." In a telephone interview with the Gazette following his speech Sen. Reid again underscored the importance of co- operation among the various levels of government (a topic of particular fascination in Nye County). Reid also stressed the need for Nevada and California to work together -- as they will be doing at the summit on the Lake Tahoe area he plans to convene later this year. Reid told the Gazette he intends to visit Pahrump next month. Former town board member Diana Stiles and Liz Blythe with petitions to establish a communit.), college in the Pahrump Valley. The.)' attd other volunteers will be collecting signatures outside Terrible's Town this Friday and Saturday. iilt iZll.. || to g0!.. | | El 'tmiekll:id.. I I i Hu p r ahrump s Largest Selecnon ] withthe Best Prices [ Impresszons . [ Window Coverings I ui - ,,., --- .... ,,., -,,.,,,-., --. Experience .- Low Prices ~ s;.  ,;; ! 727-1966 k..._,,_ //Wheeler Springs Plaza V 9:30 - 6:00pm Men. - Sat. 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