The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 18, 1987, Page 4, Image 4

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29,003 cases of AIDS reported
by Keith C. Casper Jr.
Staff Writer
“Looking ahead... can see the
potential for this disease being
much worse than mankind has
ever seen before.” Dr. Ward
Cates, U.S. Centers for Disease
Control stated.
AIDS is regarded as a gay
disease by many uninformed peo­
ple. This idea is wrong - deadly
wrong. Heterosexuals have con­
tracted AIDS, as well as innocent
children, from blood transfusions
and blood products. AIDS is
everyone’s problem. Now more
than ever, people must be careful;
AIDS has no cure and once
diagnosed with full-blown AIDS,
a person has an average of two
years or less to live.
In 1986 there were 29,003 cases
of AIDS reported nationally; of
these cases there were 16,3001
deaths. These cases do not in­
dude ARC (AIDS related com­
plex) victims. ARC, a milder
form of AIDS (not deadly) leads
to full-blown AIDS 25 percent of
the time. There are an estimated
10 times the number of victims
infected with ARC than with
AIDS, says cascade AIDS pro­
ject, Oregon’s federally funded
AIDS program.
In Oregon, as of February,
there were 128 diagnosed cases of
There is a recommendation by
Cascade AIDS project to avoid
the use of others’ razors or tooth
AIDS is spread by blood,
semen, and vaginal fluids. AIDS
condom is considered a very
dangerous sexual act. ‘Fisting’
(intercouse with fingers or hands)
or ‘Rimming’ (oral/anal contact)
as well as anal sex are all con­
sidered very dangerous by
Aids is not spread easily. Casual contact will not spread the virus.
Tears, sweat, sneezes, or saliva (except heavy kissing) says Cascade
AIDS project, are not considered to be a risk factor in the spread of the
AIDS so far, with 81 deaths.
AIDS is here and it is time that
we acknowledge its presence.
AIDS is not spread easily.
Casual contact will not spread the
virus. Tears, sweat, sneezes, or
saliva (except heavy kissing) says
Cascade AIDS project, are not
considered to be a risk factor in
the spread of the disease. Objects
used or touched by people with
the AIDS virus poses no risk.
is spread by sexual contact. As
long as body fluids are exchang­
ed, this may spread the virus.
Charlottesville AIDS recourse
network has distributed an ex­
cellent pamphlet on ‘safe sex.’
The pamphlet evaluates and
catagorizes sexual activities that
are safe, risky, and dangerous.
This pamphlet is available in the
Student Health Center.
Vaginal and Oral sex without a
Charlottesvelle AIDS recourse
network. These activities transmit
the virus either by semen, vaginal
fluids or through blood contact
because so many of these acts
may injure body tissues.
Mixing alcohol with other
drugs is considered to be
dangerous (it may cause so­
meone to forget to use a con­
dom.) “Poppers” (rush or bolt
- recreational inhalants) are
considered risky to use becaus
they weaken the immun
You can reduce your chanc
of getting aids. The Americai
College Health Associatioi
recommends you stay fit.
Eating right, getting enougl
sleep, as well as proper stres
management, in conjunction
with mature sexual decision
and behavior can help greatly j
safeguarding yourself against
deadly disease.
“Safe sex'
means the restriction of a
fluids during intercourse.
Much is misunderstood abou
AIDS testing. The test can onl
show the presence of AIDS an
tibodies in the blood. This dot
not mean that a person ha
AIDS, or even that they wi
develop AIDS. However, if
person tests positivily, media
counseling should be sought in
mediately. If tests are positive
people should regard themselve
as carriers, even if symptoms d
not occur.
So - play it safe. Use a coi
dom if you do have sex. Protei
yourself and protect others.
Sweepstakes more fun than chemistry
“All you have to do is
watch,” said Victor Shaffer,
Director of Advertising and
Promotion for NCTV. “It’s a
lot easier and more fun than
chemistry or calculus. And you
can win some great prizes! I’d
enter hundreds of times if I
To win the Grand Prize'
choice of $2,500 in cash or a
personal computer or a home
entertainment center, students
can complete an entry blank, in­
cluding the answer to any of the
ridiculous trivia questions, and
mail the entry directly to NCTV
at 114 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10011.
In additon to the $2,500
Grand Prize, on thousand lucky
winners will receive special
samples of some of their
favorite products, plus NCTV
T-Shirst, buttons, and more.
To be eligible to win one of
the 1,001 prizes, enries for the
NCTV Ridiculous Trivia
Going to McDonald’s* is almost as
much a part of school as going to class.
You’ve made us the place to meet, to
talk, to have a good time, to celebrate
your victories and help forget defeats.
You’ve made McDonald’s more than
just another place to eat. And that’s why,
at McDonald’s,
we say...
CCC Students
Show your student body card
and receive a regular size soft
drink FREE! A different food
offer each month (with pur­
chase of any large sandwich).
çn984 McDonald’s Corporation
Apply now for aviation training with the Navy NAVCAD
program. If you are selected, you will be guraranteed
flight training upon graduation. No obligation until you
accept a commission.
Excellent training
Great benefits
Paid travel worldwide
30 days paid vacation
Rapid promotions
Special opportunity to complete
bachelors degree
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Maximum age 24"
U.S. citizen
Single, no dependents
Physically fit
Full time student
Call Navy Officer Programs for more details.
Call 1-800-452-3872, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.
Trivial Pursuit, you have
chance to win National Colle;
Televison’s Ridiculous Triv
Sweepstakes. NCTV is offerii
students the opportunity to w
$2,500 in a no-risk sweepstake
by answering some absdurc
simple trivia questions.
The Ridiculous Trivi
Sweepstakes is being launch]
here Monday, February 16 ai
will last through Sunday, Mari
1. On the air after each NCI
program, student viewers wi
be asked to answer a ridiculoi
KKK populalarit]
discussed Feb.h
Completed at least 60 semester hours
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fer, “we wanted tt> give
everyone a chance to watch
NCTV, be ridiculous, and win
top-notch prizes. You can’t ask
for a better deal.”
National College Television
(NCTV) is a service of Campus
Network, Inc.
Students in pursuit of $2,5000
asked to answer ridiculous trivia
questions, NCTV (National
College Televison Network) is
to award 1,001 super prizes.
Even if you’ve never won at.
Homecoming dance
Saturday from 9pm * 1am
The w
g McDonald’s
Sweepstakes must be received
no later than March 5, 1987.
The drawing will take place
March 13, 1987, and all winners
will be notified by mail on or
after that date.
Winning prizes for watching
television may sound too good
to be true, but NCTV is making
it happen. What’s more, there’s
no entry fee, no risk (these are
ridiculous questions!), and no
strings attached.
According to NCTV’s Shaf­
Dr. David Horowitz from tl
history department at Portlai
State University will be i
Clackamas Community Collei
to talk about the Ku Klux Kia
in Oregon in the 1920'
tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 18,
7 p.m. in the McLoughl
His lecture will include a bri
history of Ku Klux Klan a
tivities with the focus on tl
political climate in Oregon i
the 20’s.
Professor Horowitz will e
plain what prompted tl
popularity of Klan activity
Oregon in the 1920’s, when o
ficial membership was highi
than in any other state in tl
United States.
It will be a one hour lectut
which includes a question at
answer period.
Dr. Horowitz’s appearance
sponsored by the Oegon Col
mittee for Humanities. Admi
sion is free.
Clackamas Community ColleS