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Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Parent's Night Planned

An Eighth Grade Parent's Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., today at the Pecos High School Cafeteria.

Topics will be: course recommendations, high school graduation requirements, programs at Pecos High School (earn high school and college credit) and three graduation plans.

The seminar will be sponsored by the high school counselors, Eva Arriola and Pat Cobos.

Solis, Connolly announce February wedding plans

Tony Solis of Laredo, along with Karen and Don Horn of Chickasha, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristi Michelle Solis, to 2nd Lt. Jon Patrick Connolly, son of Stephen and Lisa Connolly of Granite City, Ill. and Janna Connolly of Marlow.

The bride-elect's maternal grandparents are the late Leroy and Sue Carpenter of Snyder. Her paternal grandparents are Gilbert and Socorro Solis of Pecos.

The prospective bridegroom's grandparents are Lucille Kocher and the late Raymond Kocher of Portland. His paternal grandparents are William and Virginia Connolly of Granite City, Ill.

The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Chickasha High School and is currently employed at Aggreko of Chickasha.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1996 graduate of Marlow High School and is also a 1999 graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where he received a bachelor's degree in political science. Jon is a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps and is currently employed as a lieutenant at the Grady County Sheriff's Office for the Community Corrections Program.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 3:30 p.m., at Holy Name Catholic Church of Chickasha. All friends and family are invited.

Gene mutation doesn't always mean disease

Although hereditary genetic diseases can occur when a defective gene is passed from parent to child, having a gene mutation doesn't always mean someone will develop the disease.

"It's important to talk to a genetic counselor or a clinical geneticist about the pattenr of inheritance in your family," said Dr. Raye Lynn Alford, a genetic researcher in otorhinolaryngology at Houston's Baylor College of Medicine. "It is vital to know which family members have been affected to determine who else might be at risk for inheriting or developing a particular disease."

Some genetic diseases, like myotonic dystrophy and Huntington's disease, are dominant, which means some form of the disorder occurs if someone has inherited a mutation in a single gene. Other's such as cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs disease, are recessive. They develop if someone inherits two mutated genes. If someone has one gene mutation for a recessive disease but the other copy of the gene is normal, they won't develop symptoms.

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