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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, September 13, 1999
Pecos students net degrees
Sul Ross State University conferred degrees on 196 students during summer
commencement exercises, held Saturday, Aug. 14, in Graves-Pierce Complex.
Pecos graduates included, Ruben Cervantes, Jr., Master of Education,
Counseling; Lucas Markham, Bachelor of Science, Biology; Charlie Wilson,
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Sports Science.
Graduates from Balmorhea were Mark Dominguez, Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
and Sports Science and Molly Mellard, Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary
Children face risk of exposure
With more time spent outdoors during summer, children are at risk for exposure
to high levels of ground-level ozone. This type of ozone is formed by exhaust
from petrochemical plants or automobiles and can damage body tissue.
"Children have a growing respiratory tract and breathe in more air per
pound of body weight than adults," said Dr. Nick Hanania, a lung specialist
at Baylor College of Medicine. "With ozone exposure, we tend to see a drop
in lung function."
Sunlight, heat and humidity, which are highest at midday, all contribute
to high ground-level ozone levels. Hanania suggests setting children's
outdoor playtime to either the early morning or late afternoon.
"Ozone overexposure can result in temporary chest tightness, a cough
and breathing problems," Hanania said. "People should take local ozone
Girl Scouts registering new members
It's not to late to register your daughter for Girl Scouts. If you are
interested in signing up your daugher for Girl Scouts contact one of the
Seniors, girls in grades 9-12, contact Frances Varela at 445-3419 or
Connie Levario at 447-6465.
Cadettes, grades 6-8, Sylvia Lujan at 445-4975; Juniors for grades 3-5,
contact Tina Trujillo; Asst. Brownie and Juniors, for grades 1-5 call Kathy
Lujan at 447-7332 or 448-7081.
For Brownies, girls in grades 1-3, contact Rosemary Varela at 445-3419
or 445-2449; Brownies and Asst. Junior, grades 1-5, call Linda Morgan at
447-4526; Brownies, grades 1-3, Mary Tarango, 447-4695 and Daisy's, grade
kindergarten through five years old, call Romelia Alonso at 447-6788 after
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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