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TELI00VISIOP I You can have a phone for free South Central Bell customers in Tangipahoa Parish who don't have Touch-Tone service can have it install- led free if they request the service before July 31. Under the offer, any residence or business customer ordering Touch- Tone will not have to pay the usua|  one-time service charge for having it connected, according to John Pasqua, Manager, Corporate & Community Affairs. The usual service charge is $11.49 per line for residences and $18.81 for businesses, he said. "The Information Age is bringing a lot of new services, such as telephone banking, and many of those services will work best with Touch-Tone," said Pasqua. "We want to make it easier for our customers to get on board." To use Touch-Tone service, the customer must have at least one Touch-Tone phone, he said. "Since not all push-button phones are Touch-Tone, check the FCC registra- tion number. If the telephone works with Touch-Tone service, the number will end in a T or E," said Pasqua. A telephone whose FCC registration number ends in Rwill not generate the electronic signals used with Touch- Tone, he said, For more information on getting Touch-Tone service, customers may contact South Central Bell at 671-322. How about hot milk? By BOB O)OM Consumers will soon find new pro- ducts on their grocer's shelf which will change the way they think about an old familiar staple, milk. Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk, is unlike the milk we all grew up with--it doesn't need refrigeration. It is a real, fresh, fluid grade "A" milk that has been heated to 280 degrees Faren- heit, quickly cooled to room temper- ature and packaged in a five-layer germ free package that protects it from light, heat and bacteria. This process renders the milk sterile, and it will remain fresh for several months on a cupboard shelf, needing refrigeration only after it is opened. Even after opening, the milk will stay fresh about twice as long as regular milk. The best part of all, it tastes the same, Two UHT brands are currently making their way into grocery shelves in Louisianal One brand, "Real Fresh," is distributed by California-based Real Fresh, Inc. The other brand, "Farm Best," is being introduced in South Louisiana major supermarkets by Dairymen, Inc., a major milk cooperative with 300 Lousiaina members. The "Farm Best" brand is low fat, with only two percent milk fat, and accord- ing to company spokesman Alan John- son, has been well received in 15 other states where it is sold. UHT milk is not actually a competitor for the cold milk market. Instead, it is opening up new markets for the old familiar beverage, which has hit hard times recently competing with soft drinks and convenience juice bever- ages in today's fast-paced society. UHT milk is especially attractive to small households that find it hard to use a whole container of cold milk before it spoils, and to older consumers who are not able to shop very often. UTH milk is also ideal for on-the-go activities like boating, camping and family outings, and for future marketing in vending machines. Another major appeal of UHT milk is that it can be used in any way regular milk can. It performs like traditional milk in recipes, can be mixed in drinks or drunk alone. Individual servings of "chocolate, strawberry and orange creme flavored UHT milk in "punch boxes" with a straw attached are particularly popular ' with youngsters. Kides like the flavors and the "fun" packaging, while parents can appreciate the product's nutritional value. According to tests by the Nation- al dairy Council, "the nutritional quality of UHT milk is similar to that of conventionally pasteurized milk." It is the taste and convenience of the new product that will make UHT milk a success. The makers of UHT milk are banking that the appeal of "no refriger- ation" will create a market for their product, despite predictions that UHT milk will cost five to ten percent more that refrigerated milk. Apparently they are correct. Initial response in most markets has been somewhat small-one and one half to two gallons of UHT milk sold for every I00 gallons of refrigerated milk, or an equivalency ration of one and one half to two percent-but this figure has risen sharply following media campaigns advertising the product. We are a convenience-oriented society and these unique new products are meeting the needs of today's busy consumer. Deputies arrest accused rapist Sheriff's Report Tangipahoa Parish detectives have charged a Hammond man on charges of simple kidnapping and aggravated rape Friday in connection with a May 4 abduction and rape of a Hammond woman, according to Sheriff Ed Layrisson. According to officials, the Task Force working investigations on this rape, the Van Chambers Tammie Willie kidnap- ping and shooting and a pair of kidnapping and armed robberies within two weeks of each other made the case. The man arrested on the May 4 rape and kidnapping is Harry Quillen, 27. of the Old Baton Rouge Highway, Hammond. Another has been charged with one of the kidnappings and armed robberies at a Hammond gasoline station which occured the weekend between the Chambers shooting and the May 4 rape. The arrest of Quillen stems from the Task Force investigation which began Easter weekend with the abduction and shooting of Chambers and Miss Willie. Chambers died as a result of a gunshot and Miss Willie was paralized as a result of a gunshot wound. Members of the Task Force include Tangipahoa Parish detectives, Ham- mond Police, investigators with the 21st Judicia I District Attorney's Office, and members of the Criminal Investi- gations Bureau of the state police. headquartered in Hammond. Quillen is accused of forcing the Hammond woman into a car an d then raplng her near the Durbin Road west of Hammond at knife point, deputies added. Seventh Ward's sound waves shatter kidney stones New instruments are being used by urologists at Seventh Ward General Hospital to shatter kidney stones with high frequency sound waves. Kidney stones are a particular health hazard in this part of the country. People living in the Southeast form kidney stones two ot three times more frequently that people in the rest of the nation. The reason is unknown, but medical researchers speculate that diet, water supply, and climate may be the cul- prits. In a hot "and humid climate, people lose a lot of fluid trough the skin. This leaves less fluid in the body to dilute the concentration of unrine. "There's a strong suspicion that when an individual's urine is overly con- centrated with minerals, these minerals aggregate into hard, crystalline stones," said Dr. Bonadelver Surez, a local urologists. Kidney stones are usually excreted naturally, A stone's progress through the urinary system can last a few hours, or several months. The process can cause excruiating in. Approximately ,000 Americans are hospitalized each year for kidney stones. About 10-25 percent of these patients have traditionally required sur- ye either because the stone was too to move through the urinary system, or because it was lodged somewhere along the way. Urologists at Seventh Ward General are now able to perform biopsies and also remove many kidney stones with a Uretero-Renoscope. No In- Cision is needed to use this fiber optic instrument. "The Uretero-Renoscope uses a bal- loon to open the ureter-blatter valve. The kidney stone is located and the scope is properly positioned. The kidney stone is l:hen either grasped or shattered with high frequency sound waves," explained Dr. R. Vincent Kidd, urologist, and chief of staff at Seventh Ward General. The high frequency sound waves shatter the stone without harming any of the surrounding tissue. The sand-like fragments are then suctioned out. These new techniques are important to kidney stone pat)ents. lhe new procedures are far less traumatic and disfiguring than traditional kidney stone surgery. ients usually require only a few days in the hospital, compared with a week or 10 days folowing traditional surgery. The at-home convalescent period is also shorter. The new procedure can be patti- cular|y beneficial to people with re- current kidney stone problems. "Tra- ditional stone removals, done repeat- edly, can do permanent damage to the kidneys. Unfortunately, there are still some situations that require surgery," -said Dr. Kidd. For repeat stone formers, special urine and blood analyses are often recommended. Stones are analyzed to determine the precise composition, These studies may reveal that. an individual's body chemistry requires special medication or changes in the diet to help prevent the formation of . kidney stone. THE PONCHATOULA TIMES JUNE 14, 1984 Audubon given national honor by First Lady In a special White House ceremony Cochran, Ace Torres and on May 17, Audubon Park and Zoo- Cashio of the architectural logical Garden was presented the firm CCT/Design Consortium, Judges Award by the 27th National New Orleans. Landscape Awards Program of the According to the Americ American Assodation of Nurserymen. The Judges Award is a distinctive honor given on only five occasions since 1952 with Audubon Zoo being the only zoo in the United States ever to receive the award. Audubon Zoo was selected for its exceptional a- chievement in the design and rendering of new exhibits, modem technology and horticultural arrangements. Mrs. Nancy Reagan presented awards to L. Ronald Forman, Director at Audubon Zoo and Luis Guevara, Jack sociation of Nurserymen, the of the program is to such as the Zoo "which meausurably to the quality their cummunittes through beautification." "We are honored to have national recognition and Zoo," said Forman. support and interest of the our facility has become one Orleans, Louisiana and the States can be proud of." lune 14 marks Civil War battle in Port Hudson BATON ROUGE, I.A .... A Civil War "'musket and cannon demonstration at Port Hudson State Commemorative Area will mark the anniversary of a June 14 battle fought there in 1863. The black powder demonstrations are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (June 16-17) at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The firings commemorate the second  of two major Union assaults on Con- federate lines at Port Hudson. The artillery demonstrations will use re- production muskets and cannon, fired by parks personnel dressed in Con- federate uniforms authentic to the battle. For further information, contact hi- storic site manager Gregg Potts,(504) 654-3775. N, spaper's suggestion to save sheriff thousands No-pay contractor cools heels in parish jail The owner of a controversial contract- ing company involved in a Poncha- toula Housing Authority building pro- ject was arrested on a charge of issuing a worthless check for $1,623.79 to a Hammond materials store, according to Sheriff Ed Layrisson. Dorthy Stockbauer, 47, 2900 Eliza- beth St., Marerro was charged. The check was written to Lowe's Supply Co. of Hammond for materials, ac- cording to deputies. Another 26 checks written D.J. Contracting Co. to workers were cashed by local stores found to be NSF are being gated by deputies. The investigation is restitution to the local stores, but criminal  are possible, according to d* The woman was placed in ston Parish Jail because of a women's cells in Tangipahoa officials added. Look Who's k Staff Report The Sheriff's Department and the citizens of Tangipahoa Parish are going to save several thousands of dollars this year because of a new method of handling legal notices first suggested by The Ponchatoula Times. according to Sheriff Ed Layrisson's spokesman Chuck Reed. The Times suggested in meetings with the sheriff that thousands of dollars could be saved by separately bidding those items which he must by law publish in a newspaper, such as sheriff's sales. , Previously, whoever won the police jury's bid for official journal of that body automatically got the sheriff's work. In practice, last year's successful bidder, The Enterprise, won the police jury's business by offering to pay for it and then charged the sheriff the highest rate allowed by law on certain items, according to Reed. With that arrangement broken-up this year, bids were opened on the publica- tion of property sales for delinquent taxes and the Kentwood Ledger won the bid by offering to print the required notices at the bargain basement rate of 80 cents for a block of 100 words, a savings of up to $4.20 per 100 words, according to figures used by Reed. The balance of the sheriff's business will likely go to the current winner of the bid to be the police jury's official journal, The News Digest, but at the same one dollar per 100 word square the newspaper bid to get the police jury job, according to Reed. Estimates for the combined annual savings realized by putting the public business out for public bid is expected to pass $10,000, according to Reed,, who says he is now a firm believer in the bidding system. Sharon Sue & The Stained Glass THIS WED. 8, Thur. fromS00O.l00 Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3 .6 omft sO = Slmts t ;O0 rhe Convertible (Next to the Billups station) Hwy. 51 N. Hom00 Riversid Seofood Restcxurc00nt Hw- 22 Spdegfleld, La. SOU.S:Mon-Sun ,, 294-5041 _ SEAFOOD_ D00-NEnS no.00 tUIII I Catfish FrogLegs /| _ S O'ahs food Platter APPETIZERS B00,e SALADS PO-BOYS SANDWICHES ShrimpCoektan CrabSah,d ShrlmpSe Oysters on Half SheH Beer Wine Mixed Drinks Jii|l 00lilillili LUNCH Only $3.$0 """'""'''"'"'" ........ "','oo, ..... ...-....o.=...--**-.-.---.---...-o....-.....o......o .... .......... ..,.o=.oo..........o.,,H.,.=..o..=,.......o..o. ..... market . Oysters . Trout * Catfish . Red Snapper . 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