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CLINCH COUNTY NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1990 Page 10 Diabetes Strikes 1,000 Children A Month ATLANTA-- Don' t be fooled this winter if your child has symptoms that appear to indicate the flu. It may in fact be diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association Georgia Affiliate, similari- ties between diabetes symptoms and flu symp- toms can be misleading-- and fatal--if not detected and treated properly. "Across the country, an estimated 4,000 or more children and young adults may develop type I {insu- lin-dependent) diabetes during the next four months," warned Dr. Y. Khalid Siddiq, M.D., President of the American Diabetes Association Geor- gia Affiliate, "and too of- ten, the symptoms are con- fused with the flu or gas- troenteritis." Dr. Siddiq reported that type I diabetes strikes between 10,000 and 13,000 children, ranging in age from 5 to 16, each year in the United States--that's about 1,000 children a month -- with most new cases occurring between November and March. "Some 500,000 American children and young adults are afflicted by this chro- nic disease for which there is treatment, but no cure," Dr. Siddiq stated. According to diabetes experts, unusual thirst, frequent urination, nausea and rapid weight loss are the major symptoms of this form of diabetes. Also, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fatigue may indi- cate a serious problem. "We urge anyone who has these symptoms to be checked by a physician at once," stressed Dr. Sid- diq, "If this serious form of diabetes is not detect- ed and treated, it can re- sult in death." Siddiq ,noted that by alerting the public to the warning signs of diabetes and the need for prompt medical treatment when these symptoms oc- cur, the lives of hundreds of children and young adults can be saved. An estimated l l million Americans have diabe- tes, a disease in which the body does not produce or respond to insulin, a hor- mone needed for daily life. The resulting high blood sugar can severely damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves. If left. untreated, diabetes can lead to death. The Georgia Affiliate serves the nearly 250,000 people with diabetes in Georgia, as well as their families and the health- care professionals who treat diabetes. The American Diabe- tes Association - celebrat- ing its 50th Anniversary in 1990 -- is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research and education. Founded in 1940 as a professional so- ciety, today's American Diabetes Association is an internationally recogni- zed organization of more than 800 affiliates and chapters that serves all people with diabetes, re- gardless of age, type of diabetes, or economic con- dition. For more informa- tion. contact the Georgia Affiliate at 454-8401 in Atlanta or 1-800-241-4556. Consumer Qs Prepared by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Consumer Services Divi- sion. Tommy Irvin Com- missioner. Q: ! would like to know how long seeds can be stored before planting and the correct storage method. A: Proper storage of seeds is important, whether they are those you collected yourself or leftover com- mercial seeds. They must be kepL t.ool and dry, be- cm,~e excessive heat and moisture can use up their food reserves, even Lm, ugh they do not ~prout. It can also attract insects that will cause damage to the seeds. Commercial seeds may be left in their original packets, but, if opened, you should fold down the open end and secure firm- ly with tape. Put seeds you collected yourself in envelopes and seal them with tape. Both kinds should be marked with the date purchased or collect- ed and the ones from your Manufacturing Investment Grows Steady In State New and expanding Georgia industries announ- ced $1.9 billion in manu- facturing investments during 1989, according to Governor Joe Frank Har- ris. In making the announ- cement, Governor Harris cited data compiled by the ment announcements by international manufactu- rers, the largest source was Japan with $213 million, followed by the Nether- pansions. Rubber and plas- lands ($108 million), and tics industries accounted Finland ($70 million). for the largest share, The largest single foreign 22.7 percent, of the total, investment announcement Two industry groups led was by De Ster (Nether- in job creation: apparel lands) that it will build a (16.1 percent) and rubber $100 million plastic pro- and plastics (13.6 percent), ducts plant in Thomaston. The five largest 1989 Department of Industry, new plant announcements Timber Market Trade and Tourism which were-by the Mobil Chemi- also indicated that the cal Co. Film Division (La-Continues Strong year's investments are Grange), De Ster (Tho- expected to generate 17,725 new jobs. "The 1989 statistics continue several important trends," the Governor said. "The majority of the capital investments repre- sent expansions of existing industries, a solid showing of confidence in Georgia's stable economic climate and pro-business govern- ment. Also, the new and expanding industries are located throughout the state and not concentrated in any particular region. Finally, nearly one-fourth $450 million) of the invest- ment comes from foreign countries, a clear indica- tion of Georgia's contin- ued leadership in the in- ternational business com- munity." Total announced manu- facturing investment, according to the Industry, Trade and Tourism data, was $1.9 billion represent- ing 562 companies, 179 new locations and 383 ex- garden should have the var- iety listed, too. Place the envelopes in a tight con- tainer and put them in a cool, dry place. The free- zer is a good place to store seeds. The average usable storage time of some com- mon seeds are as follows: carrots, onions and peas - 1 year; sweet corn and peppers - 2 years; beans, beets, kale, radishes, spi- nach and tomatoes 3 years; cauliflower, cab- bage, eggplant, lettuce, melons, pumpkins, squash and Swiss chard - 4 years; cucumbers and turnips - 5 years. If you want to be certain the seeds will sprout, our seed lab can test them for germination. You will need to send in at least 200 of each kind {about 1V2 - 2 pounds of large seed and half a pound of small ones) and include the kind and var- iety of the seeds, along with your name and add- ress. North Georgians may send samples to the Geor- gia Department of Agricul- ture, Seed Lab, Room 533, Agriculture Building, Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The address of the south Georgia lab is: Georgia Department of Agriculture, Laboratory Building, P.O. Box 1507, Hwy. 41 South, Tifton, Georgia 31793-1507. maston), Polychrome Corp. (Columbus), David- son Mineral Properties (Dallas) and Foundry East {Warrenton). These five totaled $477 million, or 57 percent of the year's $832.5 million announced investment in new facilities Of the $450.2 million in new and expanded invest- ALBANY--The South- eastern timber market began 1990 on an upbeat note, and timberland own- ers can look for continued strong prices and demand for most timber products into the new year, accord- ing to the head of one of the region' s major forestry management and consult- UR.FRt-SAT \ Q: What does "pH" mean on the labels of pro- ducts, such as shampoo? A: Scientists use "pH" to define the acidity or al- kalinity of a solution. On a scale of 0 to 14, neutral is 7. Non-alkaline or acidic is below 7; alkaline or basic is above 7. Applied to shampoos, the term "pH balanced" means the shampoo has a pH value in the same range as hair {4.5 - 5.5). "Low pH" means the sham- poo is non-alkaline, with a pH below 7. A shampoo that is highly alkaline or highly acidic might irri- tate your scalp and that is why most of them are in a pH range of 4.5-8.5 $$$* Q; i spilled catsup on my beige cotton/polyester blouse two days ago and ! have been unable to get the stain out. Do you have any suggestions for get- ting rid of it? A: Sponge the stain with a non-flammable dryclean- ing solvent or apply a pre- wash soil and stain remo- ver, according to label directions, then launder. If the stain remains, apply a light-duty liquid deter- gent to the stained area and launder again. If the stain is still in the fabric, soak 30 minutes in an enzyme prersoak. Brass Plated Hail Tree $9.99 odd Night Stands Y2 p lCt Brass & Glass va t.v $69 If you have questions or problems with products or services regulated by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, you may write Consumer Services at Room 300, Agriculture Building, Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, or call toll-free, 1-800-282- 5852 or in metro Atlanta, 656-3645. FURNITURE ing firms. Eley C. Frazer III, chair- man of Albany-based F & W Forestry Services, Inc., said: "The favorable outlook in 1990 for those with timber to sell is a con- tinuation of the strong mar- ket conditions that prevail- ed throughout much of 1989. The market for hard- wood -- both sawtimber and pulpwood -- was par- ticularly strong in the past year and is expected to re- main so in 1990." Writing in his firm's timber market letter, Fra- zer said the first few months of the new year could offer "unusually favorable marketing oppor- tunities" for timberland owners. This is due to Congress will vote to re- store some form of capital gains relief. Adding to these tight supply factors, Frazer said "the normal wet win- ter conditions will make logging of some sites diffi- cult or impossible over the coming weeks and pre- mium prices may well be offered for relatively dry tracts." F & W handles stump- age (standing trees) sales through its offices in Al- bany, Atlanta, Macon, and Statesboro, Ga., and Gainesville, Fla. These open-market sales are the primary source of F & W's price information. Despite a sluggish home construction industry and the existing shortage of some slow down in the pulp timber ready for market and paper industry, Fra- and to landowners who are zer said sawtimber stump- holding timber off the mar- age (larger trees used for ket in anticipation that lumber production) is in T u.-F -SAT la Stove Financing. IAaste Ct arp.e COMPANY L strong demand in the wood, used increasi~ southeast, commanding in the productions of good prices. Pulpwood pri- ~aper. brought ,~p to ces and demand are sta- cord in some areas ble, he said. Southeast, However, Frazer noted in West Alabama. a "continued softening of the overall economy could CLEAN PIPES put a damper on timber markets later in the year if housing starts remain in the doldrums and the pulp and paper industry shows further signs of slowing. "Also, an agreement by Congress and the Presi- dent on capital gains relief could trigger a rush to mar- AG SURVEY ket of held-back blocks of timber that could tempo- rarily depress prices," he said. Pop the pccl of a Icmon down the garbage posal to give it a clean. aroma, recommend economists with ,he sity of Georgia Service. Interviewers will the doors of 603 farmers for the sixth Hardwood markets and farm costs and returns prices -- both sawtimber It is part of a major and pulpwood -- also end- survey conducted by the l ed on a strong note, corn- offices of the National manding in some areas cultural Statistics higher prices than pine part of the U. S. pulpwood. Hardwood pulp- of Agriculture. EVERYTI- YOU NEED i YOUR HOME! Soba, Chddm, Ro