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Learning about disorders
Dear Annie: I read your was like a lightbulb went off
column every day and am in our heads when we read
a faithful fan. Your column about the symptoms, and
reaches a multitude of read- completed a checklist. Our
ers and is a valuable way to psychologist was receptive to
enlighten and edu-
reviewing and learn-
cate on topics either
ing about this condi-
not talked about or
tion and reached out
not well known. I
to colleagues.
wanted to write to
you about a condi-
review, and appoint-
tion that my son has,
ments with a neu-
in hopes of educating
ro-opthamologist and
people about it, as
neurologist, we were
there are many others
able to get a diag-
who have the same ANNIE LANE nosis. Now there is
condition and are suf-
no foolproof test to
Syndicate Inc.
fering in silence.
diagnose the condi-
My son has pro-
tion, but our son had
sopagnosia, which is a neu- enough of the markers for
rological condition charac- the doctors to make an edu-
terized by the inability to cated diagnosis. We can’t tell
recognize the faces of famil- you how much having an
iar people. Some experts have answer and learning about
claimed that 2 percent of the the condition really helped
population has the condition. our son. While it still took
There are two forms, con- some time and therapy, his
genital, which means from mood improved, his self-es-
birth, or acquired, which teem came back, and he was
means through stroke, trau- happy to explain his condi-
matic brain injury or certain tion to his friends and family
neurodegenerative diseases. to help them understand.
It also tends to run in fam-
This is something he will
ilies. Some degree of pro- struggle with all his life.
sopagnosia is often present There are times when he loses
in children with autism and his family in a large crowd
Asperger syndrome, and may or can’t fi nd his friends on a
be the cause of their impaired playground. There are times
social development.
when he totally ignores a
My son has had the con- friend because he runs into
dition from birth. We always him unexpectedly and can’t
knew that he had trouble identify him, which results
identifying people, as he in hurt feelings on both sides.
would frequently mix peo- Luckily, he has support from
ple up when he was younger, his family, friends and com-
such as his own dad and munity. Many times we have
uncle, who, while having run into people unexpectedly
similar height and build, who know about our son’s
looked nothing alike. We condition, and they smile and
always thought it was a quirk introduce themselves to him
— out of sight, out of mind. and give a brief sentence or
However, as he got older and two on where he may know
started attending school full them from. This goes a
time, we noticed a change in long way in helping him to
personality; his self-esteem remember.
plummeted and he frequently
Thanks for always being
said he felt dumb and out of there. — A Loving Mom in
This was very scary to wit-
Dear Loving Mom:
ness as a parent. Luckily, he Thank you for educating all
had some amazing teachers of us on what must be a dif-
along the way who identifi ed fi cult condition, one that your
and recommended that some- son is dealing with admira-
thing else was going on and bly, thanks to the courageous
encouraged us to have a neu- and intelligent efforts of
ropsychological evaluation you, your husband, the doc-
done. He scored in the fi rst tors and those special teach-
percentile for visual mem- ers who really cared about
ory. At the same time, his dad your son. Your story is very
read about prosopagnosia. It inspiring.
Summer camp is newest front
in battle with measles outbreak
Associated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. — The
battle to contain the worst
U.S. measles outbreak in 27
years has a new front: sum-
mer camp.
Vaccinations have been
made mandatory this sum-
mer for campers and staff
in several counties north of
New York City that annually
fi ll up with kids from the
Orthodox Jewish communi-
ties that have been hit hard-
est by measles.
Ulster County took
the extra step of mandat-
ing the measles vaccine or
proof of immunity at all day
camps and overnight camps,
becoming the latest county
in the area to issue immuni-
zation requirements. Rock-
land County announced a
similar order this month, fol-
lowing mandates from Sulli-
van and Orange counties.
“We have to make sure
our t’s are crossed and our
i’s are dotted in making sure
all these vaccination records
are in and have been fi ne-
combed through to make
sure everything is in com-
pliance,” said Rabbi Hanoch
Hecht, of Ulster County’s
Camp Emunah, which hosts
many girls from a Chabad
community in Brooklyn’s
Crown Heights.
“In the past where we
accepted religious exemp-
tions for certain things,”
said Hecht, who is getting
his own blood checked for
immunity, “now we cannot.”
The state of New York
requires summer camps to
keep immunization records
for all campers, but doesn’t
bar children from attending
if they haven’t gotten a mea-
sles shot.
Children are required to
get the measles vaccine to
attend schools in New York,
however, and Gov. Andrew
Cuomo signed legislation
Thursday eliminating an
exemption for kids whose
parents object to vaccina-
tions on religious grounds.
The Centers for Dis-
AP Photo/Mike Groll
Orthodox Jewish girls walk to waiting buses after summer day camp in 2014 in Kiryas Joel,
New York. Kiryas Joel is a tightly packed Hasidic enclave surrounded by suburbia in the
Hudson Valley.
ease Control and Preven-
tion reported that, as of June
1, more than 1,000 measles
cases had been reported in
the U.S. since the start of the
year, up from fewer than 100
cases a year a decade ago.
The bulk of those cases have
been diagnosed in ultra-Or-
thodox Jewish neighbor-
hoods in Brooklyn and sub-
urban Rockland County.
The CDC recommends
everyone over a year old
should get the vaccine,
except for people who had
the disease as children.
Those who have had mea-
sles are immune.
The vaccine, which
became available in the
1960s, is considered safe
and highly effective — pav-
ing the way for measles to
be declared all but elimi-
nated in the U.S. in 2000.
But it has had a resurgence
several times, including 667
cases in 2014.
Hecht and others stressed
that vaccinations are widely
accepted by most mem-
bers of the Orthodox com-
munity, echoing rabbis in
Brooklyn and Rockland
County who say it is a rela-
tively small group of parents
infl uenced by anti-vaccina-
tion propaganda — not reli-
gious teachings — who have
resisted inoculations.
The Orthodox Union said
it has previously required
including the MMR vaccine,
for its 37 summer programs.
“Most of the leaders
and rabbis have taken the
approach that vaccination is
required,” Hecht said.
Health offi cials in New
York City have taken a
tough approach, making
measles vaccinations man-
datory for everyone living
in the Brooklyn neighbor-
hood that is the epicenter
of the outbreak, fi ning peo-
ple for failing to get inocu-
lated and closing 12 schools
for failing to exclude staff
and students who couldn’t
document immunity. The
city announced the two most
recent closures Thursday.
Now, as schools prepare
to close down for the sum-
mer, the fi ght is spreading
into the Catskills and Hud-
son River Valley.
Sullivan County is in
the heart of the traditional
Borscht Belt, and the lake-
laden area still attracts
thousands to its camps
and bungalow colonies
each summer. Of the 170
state-regulated camps in the
county, 139 are Orthodox
Jewish camps.
“We draw such a popu-
lation from New York City,
where this measles out-
break was,” Sullivan County
spokesman Dan Hust said.
“It was considered prudent
and wise.”
Not everyone agrees. The
orders from Sullivan and
Orange counties were chal-
lenged in state courts by
parents of various religious
faiths. However, civil rights
attorney Michael Suss-
man said Friday he believes
those cases will have to
be withdrawn given New
York’s removal of religious
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107 Public Notices
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251 Boats for Sale
481 Freebies
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OR (503)861-8597
301 RVs & Travel
Free Great Dane
Semi Trailer
Once the vehicle has been
removed from property,
new owner will receive title.
No holds, first come, first serve.
Be prepared to tow it.
Serious inquires only.
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157 Events
604 Apartments
651 Help Wanted
651 Help Wanted
2 bdrm/1bath
4-Plex Apartment-Warrenton
Modern and fresh 975sqft
apartment near Costco and
Wal-Mart. W/D included.
Quiet area next to green space.
Off street parking. Water/sewer/
trash/recycle/yard paid by
owner. Fixed term. No pets.
Background check.
Available now.
Similar apartment open in July.
Call for showing appointment.
Seaside Golf Club
Restaurant is seeking an
experienced full-time cook.
Must have experience in food
prep, ordering, costs, and
specials menus.
Contact Phil 503-738-2607
or email qualifications to
Payroll Clerk/Full Charge
- Immediate opening for a
full-time payroll clerk in a busy
accounting office in Seaside.
Experience with quarterly
and annual payroll reports a
plus. Call 503-738-9543 for an
619 Commercial
500+ Sales July 6th
Garage & Vintage Sale
Sellers & Shoppers Wanted
181 Lost & Found
Fishing gear near
Coffenbury lake
on Sunday, June 16th.
Call (541)261-3475
2011 Tango RV
31 Ft. -Slide Out-
Kitchen Table
Well Maintained,
Must See To Appreciate!
504 Homes for Sale
Lost & Found ads are
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or (800)781-3214
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for more information.
213 4WD
750 Tractor, 4WD, 728 hours.
Includes front loader, roll bar,
40 inch Bush Hog.
$7,000. (503) 458-5145
East-end Astoria office
with waiting room and
restroom for sublease. 8
months left on lease. Longer
lease readily available through
owner. $550/256SF
651 Help Wanted
Experienced Front Desk
and Housekeeping
needed. $14/hr.
Pick up application at The
Tides at the corner of Ave U
and Beach Dr.
2316 Beach Dr, Seaside
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Give The Astorian
Classifieds a call today!
Free 1975 Dodge
Travco 22’ RV
Once the vehicle has been
removed from property, new
owner will receive title.
No idea what it would
take to get it started?
No holds, first come, first serve.
Be prepared to tow it.
Serious inquiries only.
John (509) 962-8501
Beautiful brand-new
Jayco Jay Flight 25-foot
2017 travel trailer
Model 212QBW
Purchased in the summer of
2017 and never used.
Comfortable, airy, well-designed
travel trailer with lots of win-
dows, a skylight, double bed,
electric canopy, air condition-
ing, radio, microwave and
all the usual features in this
best-selling model. (No tip-outs)
Purchased in anticipation of
travel but plans have changed.
We literally have not spent a
single night in it and it has not
left our Ilwaco driveway since
being delivered from Portland.
FROM $20,000
to $16,500!
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Peace Learning Center
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For more info contact
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From Clatskanie to Arch Cape,
classified ads reach over
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$12-$16/hour DOE
Fair & Expo seeks
seasonal help maintaining
facilities, janitorial, event
setup/cleanup, and related.
Must work well with the
public. Able to move
materials weighing up
to 50 lbs, 18 or older with
current Oregon driving
Visit, Job Openings, to
apply online. AA/EOE
The City of Astoria
is now accepting applications
for Entry Level and Lateral
candidates for Police Officer.
Pay range is $25.21-$30.64
with excellent benefits.
To apply and obtain further
information, please go to the
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If you need assistance,
please contact Human
Resources at 503-298-2434
July 5, 2019.
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Seaside Liquor is looking for
3 multitasking team players.
Must be customer friendly,
able to lift 40 lbs, and
cashier. Current ODL or
drivers license. Work
weekends and holidays.
Apply in person.
Part-Time Employment
Alexandroff Dental is seeking
a part-time hygienist in our
busy, state of the art office.
Must have Oregon Dental
Hygiene License. Warrenton,
Employment: 1 FT / 3 PT
$16-$20/hr Start +Benefits
Advancement Opportunity
Social Service Specialist 1
(Protective Service Worker).
One full-time position.
The application deadline:
June 23, 2019.
Follow link to view recruitment:
The Harbor, Inc
is Hiring 2 Swing Shelter
Advocate Positions.
For job description and
instructions on how to
apply please see our
Current openings for:
• Parts Room Manager,
general knowledge of the
logging industry is ideal.
• Log Truck Driver and Dump
Truck Drivers, Valid CDL,
Medical Card, and
experience in the logging
industry required.
benefits available after
probationary period.
To complete an application,
please apply Mon-Fri from
8:00am to 4:00pm.,
or mail/fax your resume to:
Jerry DeBriae Logging Co.,
Inc.. P.O. Box 182,
45 Elochoman Valley Road
Cathlamet, Wa, 98612
Fax# (360)795-3847