Should Be Few,
SAN ANTONIO (UPI)-Education is
the most important tool for stemming
AIDS, but quarantines should be used
in rare cases where known carriers of
the deadly disease continue to be sexually promiscuous, the new chairman of
the state Health Board said.
Dr. Frank Bryant of San Antonio,
who was appointed chairman this past,
said Tuesday the board was considering
moving against only six people in Texas
when it considered adopting such a rule
18 months ago.
The board adopted the rule, but then
recanted its decision in January 1986
after receiving numerous protests.
"We would have said this about any
person with syphillis, turberculosis or
gonorrhea—any communicable disease. What else would you do," said Bryant, who added he was only voicing his
own opinions and not those of the
Bryant said that unless a vaccine can
be found for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, which can be sexually
transmitted, the focus must be on "education of the public about how one contracts the disease and how to go about
Bryant, an immediate past president
of the Bexar County Medical Society,
had served one six-year term on the
state board and recently was appointed
for a second term.
'People' by William C. Trott
United Press International
President Reagan says abstinence is
the best way to beat AIDS but AIDS
fighter Elizabeth Taylor doesn't think
much of his cure.
"Can this be considered realistic
when you realize that every year millions of teenagers become pregnant?"
she said in an interview with the West
German magazine Der Spiegel.
"His advice really is not very sensible.
It reglly is amazing how our president
confronts this national catastrophe."
Taylor urged young people to keep in
mind that AIDS has ended the era of
"This jumping from bed to bed, having this or that partner that you picked
up in a bar, really has become playing
with fire," she said.
Taylor is chairwoman of the American Foundation for AIDS research.
SPEAKING OF VANNA: For those
who can't get enough of Vanna White,
the game show queen's book, "Vanna
Speaks," will be out soon. In the meantime, the May issue of Ladies Home
Journal has an excerpt in which she
says she got her "Wheel of Fortune" job
because "I turned the letters better than
anyone else and because Pat (Sajack,
the show's host) and I made a cute couple, with sort of a brother-and-sister
The "Wheel" job came in 1982 at a
point where her Hollywood career had
not been going well. At one point, she
considered posing nude for Playboy but
decided she couldn't go through with it.
In the book White also talks about
how she unsuccessfully tried to talk
Playboy's Hugh Hefner out of publishing pictures of her lingerie.
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APRIL 17, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 7
Fred Kelly. 46, died April 10, 1987 after an
extended illness. He was born in Walla
Walla, Washington on Jan. 4, 1941 and
moved to Houston in 1981. Fred graduated
from Eastern Oregon College in La Grande,
Oregon. He was a dedicated school
teacher, loved and respected by many. Fred
attended MCCR and Unity churches in
He is survived by two sons and a daughter
living in California; his mother, four sisters
and a brother, all living in Wasington and
Oregon, and many friends who loved him
and will miss him greatly.
Graveside services were held in Milton
Freewater, Oregon on Tuesday, April 14
"To every thing there is a season, and a
time to every purpose under the heaven: a
time to be born, and a time to die .. ."—
August 22, 1955—April 11, 1987
Melvin Ard, Jr., departed this life Saturday,
April 11, 1987 at Northeast Baptist Hospitai
in San Antonio, Texas, from AIDS-related
Melvin first moved to Houston in the late
sixties. He was known as "Rare Earth" by
the other flower children. Known and loved
by both the prominent and the penniless,
"Mel" with his trademark long blonde hair
falling over one eye, frequented Montrose
area clubs during the seventies. A member
of Poets Workshop, he published Suns-
Respected as a hard working and honorable young man, Mel is mourned byhis many
Houston and San Antonio friends, and his
wife, Irene Ard.
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