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20 Thursday, February 20, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette In Brief IIIII Of course talking on a car phone is dangerous Canadian study: Drivers are four times as likely to have an ac- cident while on the phone A Canadian study has confirmed what many of us suspected: Motorists who talk on the phone while driving are danger- ous. Of course they are! They study, published in Thursday's New En- gland Journal of Medi- cine, found that talking on the phone increases the chances of an acci- dent by fourfold. In fact, the study said that the talkers are as dangerous as drunks - at least while they're on the phone. Talkers, it should be noted, are no longer dan- gerous as soon as they hang up; drunks are dan- gerous as long as they're behind the wheel. This should come as no surprise. Driving is an activity that requires all of a driver's attention. The slightest inattention can result in trouble. Americans don't want to hear it, of course. Cars are an extension of their lives - and work. They gobble hamburgers, fix their hair, juggle tape cas- tries where cares are for driving. A cup of coffee or a box of fries is a must; how can a Type A sales- man be expected to allow himself to be seen with- out a phone to his ear'? So it's probably a waste of time to suggest that they do us all a favor and hang up the phone. The least they could to is pull over to the side of the road when they feel the need to talk on the phone and let the rest of us con- centrate on where we're going. Babbitt Burn Policy Fans Political Flames Meeting in Boise, Idaho, Interior Depart- ment Secretary Bruce Babbitt unveiled what could become a hot issue with the western timber industry over the selec- tive burning and thinning of up to some 3 million acres of overgrown fed- eral forests to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires this summer season. More than a century of large-scale livestock grazing on the fine grasses that carry healthy natural fires and forest management practices that viewed fire as an en- emv have led to a decade wants Congress to pro- vide $40 to $50 million more in next year's bud- get to begin a long-term "hazardous-fuel" reduc- tion program. But not everyone agrees. Representative Helen Chenowith, R- Idaho, said she agrees with Babbitt on the goal of the administration's proposed program but they sharply part com- pany on the means. She specifically criti- cized Babbitt's opposi- tion to widespread sal- vage logging of dead and dying trees. Nationally, federal agencies spend about $1 billion a year fighting wildfires, approximately 10 times as much as they did 20 years ago. Tonopah 174 Mineral St. 482-5598 Pahrump 1061 E. 2nd 751-2900 mo I,d,, eq, gl I-I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition has been presented to the Nye County Board of County Commissioners desiring the abandonment of that portion of Frontage Road located between Block 57 of Calvada Valley Unit 11 Subdivision and State Route 160 (from Basin Avenue to Yellowhand Av- enue) located in the Town of Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada. Pursuant to NRS 278.480, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Nye, State of Ne- vada, will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, the 18th of February, 1997, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Pahrump Community Center located at 150 North Highway 160, Pahrump, Nevada, at which time any and all interested parties may appear and be heard. Any parties desiring to submit written comments may do so at any time prior to this Public Hearing. Writ- ten comments should be submitted to the Nye County Planning Department, P.O. Box 1531, Tonopah, NV 89049. Copies of this Notice, Petition, and any associated maps or other documents are available for inspec- tion at the Nye County Planning Department located at 1114 Globemallow Lane, Tonopah, Nevada. PUBLISH: 2/06/97 WELI00ILLING C "m.o.ma" ...... W+I "-.mmsn.s.r' L| I "mE STOCK" " "HEAVY UlWPmNr' "ANTIQUES" Do yeu need to LIIInldale ? Turn everlftblng Inte GASH In 1 Day "Fer mere hifeontitlen" eeiitact J.D. n. luctleneer (702) 434-8930 Your Skin Has Help! 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