County Among 7 1 Chosen In Stop Smoking Effort
Brunswick County's Health Department
will participate in Project ASSIST, a federally
funded program aimed at helping smokers quit
Brunswick and New Hanover counties,
w hich filed a joint application last month to par
ticipatc in the program, were among the 1 1 sites
chosen in the state to receive part of the S8.5
million in Project ASSIST funds.
ASSIST slnnds for the American Stop
Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer
Prevention, a joint effort sponsored by the
National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer
Society plus state and local health agencies.
The goal is to educate persons about the
dangers and health problems caused by tobacco
use and to rcducc '.he number of tobacco users
by the year 2(*X).
Project ASSIST will expand on existing or
ganizations and community groups to help elim
inate tobacco use by "bringing effective preven
tion and cessation interventions to those who
participate voluntarily," said Jan Reichenbach,
Brunswick County's public health educator.
The program is aimed at children and ado
lescents. pregnant women and tobacco users
who want to quit.
A seven-year project, ASSIST will disburse
$8.5 million for use in the media, schools and
health care systems throughout the state.
Following the iwo-ycar planning phase, the
stale will initiate five years of intervention, said
According to a National Cancer Institute
fact sheet, the primary objective of the national
program is to dcclinc tobacco use among adults
to 15 percent by the year 2CXX). The program al
so hopes to cut in half the number of new smok
ers among adolescents by the year 2(XX).
In North Carolina, approximately ?9 X per
cent of persons over the age of 16 smoke tobac
co, according to a 1985 survey. The 37.9 per
cent among adult males was second highest in
the United States.
FIVE NOW ASSIGNED TO MONITOR
NRC Ups Safety Inspectors At Brunswick Nuclear Plant
Five Nuclcar Regulatory Com
mission inspectors arc now assigned
to monitor safety at Carolina Power
& Light Company's Brunswick
Nuclcar Plant near Southport.
Brunswick normally has three
resident inspectors, according to
NRC spokesman Ken Clark, one
more than is tjpically assigned to a
Additional inspectors were as
signed m February and will remain
until mid-April. They were sent to
the plant alter an NRC inspection re
port released in January ranked the
plant as safe, but needing improve
ment in thre'C areas: security, main
tcnance and technical snpjx>rt
On-.' of the new assignees. Albert
Gibson, director of NRC's Division
of Research Safety in Atlanta, is
serving .is temporary safety director
to over-.ee safety, monitor work and
seek tn correct deficiencies, the only
one at any nuclear plant in the
Southeast. The other, project engi
neer Robert Carroll, is investigating
weaknesses in plant maintenance
performance and procedures.
Also, the plant's three regular in
spectors arc performing additional
inspections in preparation for a spe
cial performance review that will be
issued in May after the additional
staff have left.
At the lime of the January review
and at a recent press conference in
Wilmington, the NRC said it consid
ered the problems at the CP&L plant
as serious and would be looking
closely at its operations.
The plant has been fined eight
times since July 1988 for violations.
The most recent came on Jan. 6,
when a fine of SI 25 ,000 was im
posed for violation of maintenance
Following the special perfor
mance review, the NRC plans to re
quest a plan of corrective action
from CP&L which will be moni
South Brunswick High Plans New Approach
South Brunswick High School
faculty members and interested par
ents have begun planning how the
school will set into place the com
prehensive school improvement
concept for the 1992-93 school year.
Advocated and backed by a major
ity of the school's parents, teachers
and administrators, the flexible con
ccpi has worked with success in other
North Carolina schools, according to
a news release from project spokes
man Kathleen Thompson.
Mrs Thompson, an English
teacher at South Brunswick High,
saul the Comprehensive Manage
ment Program (CMP) focuses on a
Pomuvc school climate, individual
attention, vocational and career
awareness needs, and identification
and prevention of those problems
that cause students to be unsuccess
ful in school.
Examples of ideas being consid
ered arc a ncwsletler for parents, a
new discipline policy which puts re
sponsibility for behavior on the stu
dent, and identification and immedi
ate referral of at-risk students.
Spearheading the planning com
mittees arc Karl Tutt and Bill Har
Other committee leadership as
signments arc as follows: Bill
Schcwc and Ronnie Jenkins, safe and
orderly; Meg Poe, climate of high ex
pectations; Dean Carroll and Joyce
Williams, instructional leadership;
Barbara Scott, clear and focused mis
sion, Daisy Eagles, student services
management team; Elizabeth Bradley
and Mary Williams, opportunity to
learn; Charles Aldrich, frequent mon
itoring; and Mickey Hancock, posi
tive home school.
Another Band Chosen
Hoggard Senior High School
Marching Band from Wilmington
will represent the Seventh Con
gressional District in the National
Independence Day Parade this sum
mer in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Charlie Rose an
nounced the band's selection from
among five nominees that had in
cluded the North Brunswick High
School Band at North Brunswick
High School in Leland.
Coworksrs Rgiss $-4,500 For d g u d i ! ! FunH
A one-day effort by fellow em
ployees at the U.S. Army's Military
Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point has
raised more than S4.500 for a bone
marrow transplant fund established
for Chris Caudill of Supply.
Terminal spokesman Myrtle D.
Meade said employees brought in
cakes and other baked goods to be
auctioned, as did some of Mrs.
Caudill's friends and neighbors.
Some of the cakes sold for as much
Employees also sold light break
fast and lunch items to hring the
day's total to S4.521.
The fundraiser was held Friday,
Feb. 13, said Mrs. Meade, "when on
ly bad things arc supposed to hap
Security Division employees Ka
ren Bridger, Charlie White, Glenn
Webb and Riley Kester, Mrs.
Caudill's immediate supervisor.
helped coordinate the event.
"This event shows the Army peo
ple who work with Chris think a lot
of her and did w hat we could to
help," said Mrs. Meade.
As noted in last week's Beacon,
Dixon Chapel United Methodist
Church has established the Chns
Caudill Bone Marrow Transplant
Fund at UCB to help raise the funds
she needs for the procedure, more
Since the transplant is considered
an experimental treatment under fed
eral insurance guidelines for the type
of cancer she has, her insurance poli
cy will not cover the expense.
The event at the Army terminal is
just of numerous benefits planned to
help Mrs. Caudill.
Deputies Recover Properly
Property valued al $57,359 was
recovered by officers in February,
according to the Brunswick County
Sheriffs Department's monthly re
Deputies answered 1,399 calls,
129 domestic calls and made 447 in
vestigations. Officers served 582
civil papers, 26 foreign warrants,
411 local warrants, five mental and
inebriate papers and two juvenile
petitions last month
Also, the department made nine
arrests as prosecuting witness and
one arrest on drunk and disruptive
charges, discovered one fire, found
21 windows or doors opened and
summoned 26 1 witnesses.
The report shows deputies logged
117,957 miles on 8,395 gallons of
fuel, took 18 trips out of the county,
recorded 2,130 miles on a transport
van and spent 22 hours on duty and
1 3 hours off duty in court.
Twenty-two crime prevention
meetings were also held.
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CP&L has taken steps in an effort
to address several of the problems
identified earlier by the NRC, with
additional efforts ongoing.
Cheese is not among the free
foods to be distributed Friday and
Saturday, March 27-28, in Bolivia
by the Brunswick County Depart
ment of Social Services.
In a news release, DSS incorrect
ly included chccsc among the US
DA items to be distributed through
its commodities program, said Shir
ley Weston, DSS food stamp inves
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Brunswick Team Didn't Win,
But Made Top Single Score
Brunswick County's Quiz Bowl
team didn't win the Southeastern
Rcgionals Saturday, but did post the
highest game score of the clay.
busan Khiihps, chiliJrcn s services
coordinator for the Brunswick
County Library, said the Brunswick
County team, from South Brunswick
High School, defeated Hobbton
High School of Sampson County
175-110 in the opening round of
"1 thought that was good," she
The team went on to lose 145-70
in the second round to Laney High
School of New Hanover. Laney
went on to win the southeastern
championship and the right to com
pete for the state title.
Four-student teams from eight
counties competed in the event at
the Pender County Library in Bur
gaw. They fielded questions worth
up to 30 points each on a variety of
topics, including academic subjects
and current events.
Competing Saturday for South
Brunswick were Santino McLaugh
lin, Mike WescotL Laura DeFino and
Danny Holyficld. Other team mem
bers who didn't compctc Saturday
were Tommy Fritchey, Joey Wall,
John Wall and Ruilra Ramphal.
The team, coached by Mabel Cal
loway, is comprised entirely of ju
"They'll be back next year," said
The team will present a practice
round during open house April 3 at
South Brunswick High School at
Boiling Spring Lakes.
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