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20 Thursday, July 10, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Tobacco settlement for children CARSON CITY -- The prospe:ts of a $25 billion trust fund for children's health care in Nevada could be the result of an historic agreement reached by the nation's attorney generals and the tobacco companies. The agreement is the fast step in the settlement of the tobacco litigation which Nevada joined when Attorney Gen- eral Frankie Sue Del Papa filed suit May 21. The terms of the agreement must be enacted into law by Congress before the lawsuits can be dismissed. Del Papa said the agreement "achieves all of the goals of the attorney general and is a momentous step in keeping tobacco out of the hands of Nevada's children." The trust fund, a press release stated, would be funded out of punitive damage payments over a 25-year period. "Up to 80,000 children in Nevada stand to benefit from this part of the agreement," Del Papa said. The tobacco industry had reportedly agreed to a program which will reduce teenage smoking incrementally, by 42 percent in five years, 58 percent in seven years and 67 percent in 10 years with up to $2 billion in penalties falling short of targets. "Advertising which targets youth such as Joe Camel and slick ads in youth magazines will be history," Del Papa de- clared. Among other restrictions cited would be the elimination of tobacco billboard advertising, the extinction of cigarette vend- ing machines and the banning of all Internet advertising and tobacco product placement in movies and on TV. I Ill I II I I IIlllllllll Smoke Signals Indian - Trading Post Authentic Indian Jewelry Kiwanis group cleans Sr. center PAHRUMP--The Kiwanis Club of Pahrump is up to a lot of good again. The Pahrump Senior Center needed to be spruced up, so R.C. Carrier of the Senior' s Project Council called to see what they could do to help out. About 13 of the group's members showed up June 14 to power wash and prep the building for painting. D&D Painters and Pahrump Rentals donated painting machines, brushes and rollers. The group started about 7 a.m. and were finished about noon. McDonalds Hamburgers of Pahrump donated lunch to the hungry crowd and the group began planning their next adventure. Del Haux of the home building company proposed building an 8' x 10' playhouse to ride on a float in the Harvest Festival Parade. It will be raffled off at $1 per ticket and some lucky child will have a fantasy playland. The Kiwanis hope to have their act together to begin the raffle at their booth at the Saddle West-sponsored Chili Cookoff on Saturday, July 12. The Pahrump Senior Center i I t APPOINTMENTS WEEKLY AI-Anon and Alateen meets Jan McDonald, M.D. Dermatology Clinic of Nevada, Ltd. Harvard Medical School & Mayo Clinic Trained at . Pahrump Medical Center I Sumrnlt Family Health Care 1501 E. Calvada ] 1151 S. Hwy 160 Call: 727-6060 l Pahrump Station l Call: 727-5509 For Insurance/Billing Questions Call 1-800- 752-4338 , Diseases of Skin Discoloration Diseases of Hair, Psoriasis Skin Cancer Cosmetic Laser Acne Surgery o Spider Veins Chemical Peels Wrinkles Hair Restoration Skin Surgery Nail Disorders , Moles Eczema Do you have a teen-ager out of control well as the drinker's relationships: friend- from alcohol or other substance abuse? ships, employment, childhood, parenthood, Are you a teen- love affairs, mar- ager living in a  riages, allsufferfrom dysfunctnal fam- [ 641- .....  the effect of alcohol- ily , situation? [ IJellellt 120111 ] ism. Don t despair ] L" ....... __L___*_ [ Those persons there is help. [ IIFOIII IIlpllaSlS [ closest to an alco. Alateen meet- [ .... _*ua.___! [ holic are affected ings will start ] O11 spiritUal I most and are caught Thursday at the [ ....... a_l- ..... __ _ [ up in the behavior of Community Cen- [ rowtI1 aIlcl[ tile [ the alcoholic. The ter in Room A, [ -- _ ..... _o _ _ [ nature of the disease from 7- 8 p.m. I acqulrlnR OK I is that the alcoholic Alateen will be ] ._ _- _.,if" I _. ] does not believe they followed by AI- [ lOVlnR attlluaes" I are ill and =o in de- Anon at 8-9 p.m. [  [ nial. Alateen and AI-  The AI-Anon Anon are 12 step programs adopted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Maximum benefits come from em- phasis on spiritual growth and the acquir- ing of loving attitudes, rather than dwell- ing on the alcoholic's faults. Alcoholism is a "family disease." Com- pulsive drinking affects the drinker as I I II IIIIII Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alco- holics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Alateen and Al-Anon are not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, or- ganization or institution: does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor op- poses any cause. III IIII Elley BPentai Group ira0 E. stm mghway 3z ffP/ gg ff I There are no dues for membership. Alateen and A1-Anon are self-supporting through its own voluntary contribu- tions. If you are a spouse, fam- ily member or friend, these meeting are open to you. These are non smoking meetings.