10 Montrose Voice / September 3,1982
From Peter W.A. Mansell. M.D.
Associate director. M. D. Anderson Hospital and
Tumor Institute. Department of Cancer
As you know, there is a great deal of speculation as to the cause of the epidemic of
Kaposi's sarcoma and infectious diseases.
The anxiety and apprehension is certainly
understandable but there is a great deal of
misunderstanding and misinformation
around as well.
From the very beginning ofthe problem,
about two years ago, it was felt that some
infectious agent might be one ofthe causative factors. A virus called cytomegalovirus has always been and continues to be a
prime suspect. However, there is no hard
and fast evidence even yet to incriminate
this, or any other virus or other infectious
Many of the features of the disease suggest that it may be transmitted from one
individual to another but this is by no
means proved and there is also evidence
which would argue against that. Even if a
virus were to be one of the causes there are
almost certainly other factors at play as
well, for instance possibly the influence of
drugs, other infectious diseases and their
treatment, and the immunological depression which is such a common feature ofthe
syndrome, amongst others.
The sobering truth at present is that no
one has any final facts on the cause of the
epidemic. Many people have their own private theories, some more plausible than
others, but to base one's opinions or decisions relating to behavior on these theories would be wrong until the proof is
For the time being, therefore, until this
proof arrives, I would like to suggest the
following points which I have called
1. Moderate your lifestyle, particularly
with regard to avoiding multiple anonymous contacts.
2. Eat a proper balanced diet.
3. Get enough sleep.
4. Reduce exposure to drugs of any kind
and avoid infections.
5. Remain calm and logical, do not
allow every rumor and scare to send you
into a panic.
6. Continue to enjoy life, but observe
moderation in all things.
I hope these few comments will shed
some light. Remember, there are people in
the community who are knowledgable and
prepared to assist you all. Allow them to
From Nick Escobedo
TROT 4 Tournament Director
Bowlers from across the state: Ft. Worth,
Corpus Christi, Dallas, and from as far
away as Washington, D.C. and Hawaii,
will converge in Houston for the Texas
Roll Off Tournament 4 this weekend.
Registration begins Friday, September
3 at 8 p.m. at E/J's Watering Hole, 1213
Richmond. Saturday the tournament
begins at Stadium Lanes, near the Astrodome, with team event starting at 12:00
noon and doubles beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday the singles event will begin at
12:00 noon and will be a no-tap tournament, which is nine pins knocked down on
the first ball considered a strike.
The banquet and awards ceremony will
be held at the Brazos River Bottom, 240C
Brazos, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Over $3800
in prize money plus trophies will be
awarded to the winning persons.
ThursdayfSept. 9, 9-1
The Trail Riders Band
Tuesday: Steak Night
Thursday: Pool Tournament
Movies nightly on the patio
NEVER A COVER CHARGE
Saturday, Sept, 4
The Montrose Sluts
Sunday, Sept. 5
5719 Kirby / Suite 20
Houston. Texas 77005