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Mjmy MacM Surgery-
' By Doug Smith -!
surgery" tq residents of
most f black
you're apt to get an in-
vitation to have your
head 1 examined v Or
worse. 1 .
- Among blacks, plastic .
surgery is generally con
sidered a medical special
ty thatis used exclusively
by wealthy whites, with
few exceptions. But in :
the past few years, the
exceptionns ' have been
increasing. More black
doctors are moving into
the field and more blacks Washington; D.C., per- ing' . pictures i of A thcjto the challenge of hav- molded. .Hasty is also
are utilizing the services forms several operations woman's disfigured face. ;ing their work tested lm-. a Greek .derivative of
of plastic surgeons. v a week. Dr.-LeRore, an Another -female- pa-mediately. You tell the . plastia , a combining
Drs. Macy O. Hall, Vassistant professor Vat1.tient : from l -the tpatiem exactly what to t form denoting the act or
Jrv ancfivensC LeFlore iHoward .. and ? Washington area sought expect, where the scar is precess of forming, such
of Howard University, Georgetown University," Dr7Han's7sefvice to agoing to be and how it's as rhinoplasty (nose for-
who has a private omce reauce me size or ncr going umook. men you . mius,. ;. . uiauumiyiaaij
at v the , Washington i breasts. "They were ex-" and the patient see how (breast forming). ,"To
Hospital Center, says he", Jremely large . and . the ! well I you . did. M Your the lay person, the words
operates daily. r J weight , was causing her results are immediate, on 'plastic surgery connote
-t? Recently. Dr. Hall had uain." savs Dr. Hall, the surface." : a v the use of a plastic (syn-
After they were reduc-; J explaining the nistory Mneticr suosiance 10 oe
ed, she not only looked i of his specialty, Dr. Hall molded and placed
better, but she no longer notes that the term
, for example,' are two of
; about -l; twenty - , black
plastic surgeons in the
country, ' with another'
half .".. dozen pursuing
residencies in plastic
' surgery. There arc more
than. 2,000 , plastic
surgeons in the nation.
Dr; Hall, .chief of
plastic and reconstruc
tion surgery at Howard
University .. Hospital in
a female patient from
North Carolina who had
suffered , severe ,, facial
: burns in an auto acci- experienced the pain and "plactic surgery" was
dent. "I think I'll be able discomfort." ;
to improve her ap- ''Plastic surgery,"
pearance greatly," Dr. says Dr. LeFlore, "is for
Hall said, after examin-. those who can respond
derived from the Greek
meaning capable of be
: ing formed, fashioned or
U N )iU )
A lot of people think we should stop building power
plants. And we don't blame them. Because every time
we build one, the rates go up.
Were not happy about building power plants
either. But the truth of the matter is, we have to. It's
our job to provide the electricity our customers need,
when they need it. And the demand for electricity
keeps increasing all the time, thanks to population
growth, industrial expansion to provide needed jobs,
and an increased standard of living. A standard of
living that includes color television sets, washers,
dryers, disposals, you name it; chances are it's done
So as long as those needs exist and continue to
grow, there'll always be a need for more power plants.
We cant stop new power plant construction, but we
can slow it down. And in doing so keep your rates
from rising so fast. In fact, we can save more than $10
billion in construction costs by the year 1990. And a
whole lot more money in decades to come.
It all has to do with something called Peak Demand
and Load Management.
Customer demand for electricity isn't the same all the
time. It has peaks and valleys. The highest demand for
electricity the peak usually occurs on either the
hottest or coldest weekday of the year. In addition to all
the normal uses of electricity in homes, businesses and
industries, that's when heating or air-conditioning
systems the biggest electric users of all are running
The following graph shows what happened on
January 11 of this year when you and other customers
used the most electricity in the 78-year history of
Peak Demand -8:00 am
(Monday morning) 1-11-82
lo.ooo- e f
9,000- 7 . '
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
can be accomplished through a series of plans we've
been working on for years.
A lot of these plans deal with using electricity
more efficiently in factories and businesses. And a lot
of them can be implemented right in your own home.
RC Electric Rate. Our lowest rate for residential
service. It was designed to reward those customers
whose homes meet stringent energy efficient
Energy Efficient Structures, a plan for
. hew home construction that specifies the amount of
insulaticttTt and cither jjhermal control features to min- .v .
certified by Duke Power as an Energy Efficient
Structure, it not only saves energy, but also qualifies
for the RC rate.
Energy Efficient Appliances, a plan that
helps you identify the most energy efficient appliances
available today, including a list otaealers who sell these
products.The plan also offers you tips on how to
operate these appliances more efficiently to save even
more money. -
Time of Day luuS A plan that charges you a
special low rate for the electricity vou use during
periods of the day when the overall demand for
electricity is low. (Available only in limited areas at this
time, but coming to your neighborhood in the future.)
Load Control well pay customers up to $50 or
more a year for the privilege of installing remote
control off-on devices on electric water heaters and
central air-conditioning systems.These devices will
enable us to interrupt service td either or both of
these appliances during emergency situations. And
in most cases, the interruption will go unnoticed by
the customer. Once the crisis has passed, power will
automatically be restored. (Available only in limited
areas at this time, but coming to your neighborhood
in the future.)
Load Management can play an important role in
holding down your future electric bills.
But in order forit to work to the benefit of all of
us, we're going to neeckthe cooperation and participa
tion of thousands of Duke Power customers.
' . 1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9l0Ugl 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011J5
2 Monday . S
Duke Power has to have enough generating capac
ity to meet peak demand. Even it it only occurs for a
few moments. But because that peak demand keeps
growing, we have to build more power plants.
But if we could control that peak, it wouldn't go up
so fast.We wouldn't have to build so many plants. And
you wouldn't have to pay for so many.Thats what
Load Management is all about.
Load Management is designed to keep the peak ,
demand from growing so Fast. And Load Management
Peak Demand Forecast
Without Load Management
With Load Management
16.000 - 3 f..J V
IUUUU 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1984 85 86 - 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
Power plant construction costs are rising raDidlv.
And the fewer we have to build, the less you'll nave to.
pay tor electricity m the years ahead.
within a body part," Dr
Though it is one of the
surgery is still young and
developing in many
- ways. Says Dr. Hall:
; "One sees in the history
of plastic surgery a close
social customs and
. civilization as a whole
. and the surgeon's
responses to the resultant
"In the 16th century,
the Italian surgeon
Tagliacozzi gained fame
for his method of nasal
. repair (starting early
evolution of the
rhinoplasty). During the
of the nose or ears as
punishment for thievery
and adultery and the
devastating effects of
leprosy and syphilis all
made the need for a
method to rebuild the
face very evident."
In recent years, the
skills of the plastic
surgeon have been used
primarily to; help af
fluent whites maintain a
youthful look. Facelifts,
nose jobs, breast
enlargement and hair
transplants continue to
make up the bulk of the
Blacks have begun to
use the services of the
plastic surgeon more
often than in the past.
Dr. Hall says that there
- are some distinctive pro
blems. "Blacks and
Orientals have a greater
propensity to form heavy
thick scars," Dr. Hall
says. "The patient with
thick or coarse, or oily
skin predisposes to poor
wound healing and pro-
;w iusuat reaction to. sutures
(stitches) leading to un
' sightly scars."
f Despite the inevitabili
ty of this scar formation
process, Df. Hall - says
there exists in the
population, both lay and
medical, the strong belief
that the surgeon,
especially the plastic
surgeon, can make an in
cision or scar disappear
The simple facts of
wound healing make this
"The final appearance
of a scar after surgery is
dependent on. the"
surgical techniques, age
of the patient, region of
the body, type of skin
and skin disorders," Dr.
Treatment by plastic
surgeons is generally ex-
pensive, bat insurance
for some treatments is
' available. "Blacks are
"not aware that certain
plastic surgery ; pro
cedures are covered by
insurance," Dr. Hall
"Most ' Insurance
policies pay for con
genital defects if they're
covered at birth. Most :
insurance companies pay
for procedures as a result
of an acquired disease
such as breast enlarge
ment. All insurance com
panies pay for the
removal of keloids and
scars as a result df an in
jury," he explains.
Civil Rights Journal
An Ungodly Turn
By Dr. Charles E. Cobb
United Church Of Christ
Commission For Racial Justice
President Ronald Reagan said that the American
Society has strayed from its earliest ideals and that
God, the source of our knowledge has been expelled
from the classroom. The President was accurate ex
cept God has not only been expelled from the
classroom but from much of American life, par
ticularly in the chambers of government. This was
never more evident than when after extensive
debate, the Senate voted to restrict the power of
federal judges in their effort to keep some
semblance of justice in our nation's schools.
When the Senate voted against the busing of
students except over a limited distance and a limited
period of time for school desegregation, they once
again gave rise and substance to that charge which
has plagued this nation's life since' its founding,
racism, the unadulterated practice and sense of
superiority based solely upon ethnic identification.
Busing is certainly a camouflage to hide racial at
titudes so long resident in the minds and hearts of
many in America's white community.
As disturbing as the vote in the Senate is, what is
even more disturbing are the constitutional implica
tions. It is only a matter of time before activities of
the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and many other
racially discriminatory acts will be beyond the pale
of federal courts and law enforcement. It is only a
matter of time before all social, civil and human
rights legislation and programs will be non-existent.
It is only a matter of time before the call to justice,
equity and fair play will fall of deaf and impotent
The tragedy of all of this is that in this resurfac
ing of racism, the leadership is being furnished by
the highest elected government officials. President
Reagan may claim he is not a racist, but his every
act - indkaieji.aba,t.fec , "lV 3 nc appeases long
est ablkhed ;rfacisj s, sueh r.as.Sciiaq.:njQctt .
Johnson of "Louisiana arid Jesse Helms Of North
Carolina. It isn't what President Reagan and Con
gress say that sets back the struggle for racial
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