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                                                                                                                                           Newborn testing urged
                                                                                                                                           for very rare gene disease
                                                                                                                                              WASHINGTON (AP) — At                                                   nyms like LCHAD.
                                                                                                                                           his first birthday, John Klor                                                John Klor’s illness is too new
                                                                                                                                           couldn’t sit up on his own. A                                             for that list.
                                                                                                                                           few months later, he was cruis-                                              By the time her son was 6
                                                                                                                                           ing like any healthy toddler                                              months old, Melissa Klor knew
                                                                                                                                           — thanks to a special diet that’s                                         something was wrong. John
                                                                                                                                           treating the North Carolina                                               missed developmental mile-
                                                                                                                                           boy’s mysterious disease.                                                 stones, unable to sit, stop his
                                                                                                                                              What doctors initially called                                          head from wobbling, or babble.
                                                                                                                                           cerebral palsy instead was a                                              He regressed, quitting rolling
                                                                                                                                           rare metabolic disorder assault-                                          over. He stared blankly for mo-
                                                                                                                                           ing his brain and muscles, yet                                            ments at a time, a kind of mini-
                                                                                                                                           one that’s treatable if caught in                                         seizure.
                                                                                                                                           time.                                                                        In a lucky break, John’s
                                                                                                                                              Urged by John’s family, Duke                                           blood and urine were sent to
                                                                                                                                           University researchers are                                                Duke’s genetics laboratory for
                                                                                                                                           working on a way to test new-                                             specialized testing that found
                                                                                                               The AssociATed Press        borns for this disease, called                                            he couldn’t process protein
                                                                                                                                                                                              The AssociATed Press
                                                                                                                                           GAMT deficiency. It’s part of a                                           correctly. John’s body wasn’t
AmORETTE CASTILLO, 15, has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical                                                         growing movement to add some         ON hIS first birthday, John          producing a substance called
activities at a University of southern california lab in Alhambra, calif. scientists are playing                                           of the rarest of rare illnesses —    Klor couldn’t even sit up on         creatine that’s crucial for pro-
with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get a glimpse into                                                  with such names as bubble-boy        his own. Three months later,         viding energy to the brain and
their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip.                                                         disease, Pompe disease, Krab-        he was cruising like a normal        muscles, leading other protein
                                                                                                                                           be disease — to the battery of                                            metabolites to basically clog his

Fight against fat uses
                                                                                                                                                                                toddler, thanks to a diag-
                                                                                                                                           screenings given to U.S. babies                                           system and damage his brain.
                                                                                                                                           hours after birth.                   nosis of the North carolina             Creatine deficiency syn-
                                                                                                                                              “There’s other children out       boy’s mysterious disease.            dromes weren’t discovered
                                                                                                                                           there that can be helped and            Since 2004, specialists have      until 1994; Duke is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                urged that every U.S. newborn

new high-tech gadgets
                                                                                                                                           be saved,” says Melissa Klor,                                             few labs able to diagnose them.
                                                                                                                                           John’s mother.                       be tested for 29 rare but devas-     Fortunately, John’s version
                                                                                                                                              But just how many illness-        tating genetic diseases, using       — called GAMT deficiency for
                                                                                                                                           es can that tiny spot of blood       that single heel-prick of blood,     the enzyme, guanidinoacetate
                                                                                                                                           pricked from a baby’s heel real-     to catch the fraction who need       methyltransferase, that his
                                                                                                                                           ly turn up? And not all are treat-   fast treatment to avoid retarda-     body lacks — is treatable in the
Experimental devices monitor food intake, exercise                                                                                         able, so when is population-wide
                                                                                                                                           testing appropriate?
                                                                                                                                                                                tion, severe illness, even death.
                                                                                                                                                                                   States gradually adopted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Doctors ordered a vegan
   ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP)                                                                         this year, some will wear the                “Families go through these        those recommendations, and           diet — only fruits, vegetables
— The fight against fat is going                                                                 body sensors at home on week-             odysseys of diagnosis” to learn      federal health officials say the     and specially processed pastas
high-tech. To get an inside look                                                                 ends. If they get too lazy, they          what’s wrong with a child, says      testing catches about 5,000 ba-      — with no more than 6 grams of
at eating and exercise habits,                  The prevalence rate of obesity                   The prevalence with a text mes-
                                                                                                 will get pinged rate of obesity           Dr. Alan Fleischman of the           bies a year with disorders rang-     protein daily. John drinks a for-
scientists are developing wear-                 among America’s youth has                        among
                                                                                                 sage. America’s youth has                 March of Dimes, who’s part of a      ing from sickle cell anemia to       mula containing creatine and
able wireless sensors to monitor                more than doubled in some                           “We’ll doubled in know
                                                                                                 more thanbe able to some real-            government advisory commit-          maple syrup urine disease and        other missing nutrients.
overweight and obese people as                  age groups since the 1970s,                      age if they’re 1970s,
                                                                                                 timegroups since theinactive, if          tee studying what to add to the      others with such tongue-twist-          “Within days, he got stron-
they go about their daily lives.                according to a survey.                           according to a survey.
                                                                                                 they’re active,” said Donna               national screening list.             ing names that they go by acro-      ger,” said Melissa Klor.
   The experimental devices are                 Prevalence of obesity                            Prevalence of a USC
                                                                                                 Spruijt-Metz, obesity child obe-
designed to keep track of how                        Ages 2 to 5 years                           sity expert5 in charge of the
                                                                                                     Ages 2 to years

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many minutes they work out,
how much food they consume
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                                                                                                    Will all this wizardry lead
and even whether they are at a                  20 percent
                                                                                                 20 a slimmer society? Scien-
                                                                                                 to percent
fast-food joint when they should                                                                 tists say there’s reason to hope.
be in the park. The goal is to cut                                           17.0%                                          17.0%
                                                                                                 Getting an accurate picture of                 Due to
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down on self-reported answers
that often cover up what’s re-
                                                                                     12.4%       what people eat and how often
                                                                                                 they move around will help re-
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ally happening.                                 10                                               10
                                                                                                 searchers develop personalized
   In a lab in this Los Angeles                                                                  weight-loss advice.
suburb, two overweight teen-
agers help test the devices by
                                                 5                                                5 A federally funded pilot
                                                                                                 project by the Pennington Bio-                    Do you have an
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lying down, running on a tread-
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wireless sensors on their chests
record their heart rates, stress
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                                              off-the-shelf parts. Some simi-
                                                                                                Control and Prevention carry around
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                                                                                             <AP> YOUTH OBESITY meals
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levels and amount of physical
activity. The information is sent                                                            Graphic shows They also of
                                              the market, including a model leftovers. survey resultswear a
                                                                                                                                               that makes you smile?
to a cell phone.
   “I can’t feel my legs,” 15-
                                                                                             obesity in children device on their
                                              that tracks calories burned by quarter-sized and adolescents;
                                             Editor’s note: It is mandatory to include all
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                                             sources that accompany this graphic when
year-old Amorette Castillo
groans after her second tread-
                                              heat with armbands.
                                             repurposing or editing it for publication
                                                  But the devices in develop-
                                                                                             withsteps they take. Monitors; JB;
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                                                                                                    Counselors pore over the
                                                                                                                                                in the Norfolk Daily
mill run.
   Traditional weight-loss in-
                                              ment aim to be more sophisti- incoming data and give indi-
                                              cated by featuring more precise vidually tailored health advice
                                                                                                                                               Ne ws “Two Cute” photo
terventions rely mainly on
people’s memory of what they
                                              electronics and sometimes even through e-mail or telephone.
                                              video cameras. Many emerging Every month, the participants
                                                                                                                                                section on Thursday,
ate for dinner and how many
minutes they worked out. But
                                              systems also strive to provide get their weight checked, and
                                              instant feedback and personal- their progress is compared
                                                                                                                                                 Januar y 28, 2010.
researchers have long known                   ized treatment for wearers.                        against a separate group that
that method can be unreliable
since people often forget details
                                                  At the University of Southern receives only generic health
                                              California lab, the teens alter- tips.
                                                                                                                                                                        Closing Date: Thurs., Jan. 14, 2010
or lie.
   The new devices are being
                                              nated between being sedentary                         The study involves just seven                                        Publish: Thurs., Jan. 28, 2010
                                              and active as researchers re- people, but researchers eventu-
designed in labs or created with              solved the technical bugs. Later ally hope to have 40.
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                                                     NOTICE OF TRUSTEE´S SALE
                                                                        Re: 5743.0123
                                                                                             P.O. Box 2
                                                                                             Norfolk, NE 68702-0002                          • Deliver to the NDN office at 525 Norfolk Ave.                               Child’s Name
lic inspection during business hours at                                                      (402) 371-1000
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                                              TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
the office of the Assistant Secretary at         You are hereby notified that the            (Dec. 24, 31, 2009; Jan. 7, 2010)
the Columbus General Office, Colum-           following-described property will be                                                                                                                                            Parents
bus, Nebraska.
                                              sold by Camille R. Hawk, Attorney at
                                              Law, Successor Trustee, at public auc-
                                                                                                  NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF
                                                                                                 Jim Klein Insurance Agency, Inc.
                                                                                                                                             • Email to Pam Zoucha:                                                        Grandparents
(January 7, 2010)                             tion to the highest bidder at the North           The name of the Corporation is “Jim
                                              door of the Madison County                     Klein Insurance Agency, Inc.” The
     ERIC H. LINDQUIST, P.C., L.L.O           Courthouse, Clara Davis Drive, in the          street address of the registered agent
             Attorney at Law                  City of Madison, Madison County, Ne-           is 509 West Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk,
  8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 260             braska on February 4, 2010 at 10:00            Madison County, Nebraska 68701. The
        Omaha, Nebraska 68114                 a.m.:                                          name of its registered agent at such
      NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE                   Lot Four (4), Block One (1), Jo-D´s         address is Jim L. Klein. The name of
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:                          Subdivision to Norfolk, Madison             the incorporator at such address is:
   You are hereby notified that pursuant
to a power of sale contained in the
                                                 County, Nebraska commonly
                                                 known as 83692 Jerry Dr., Norfolk,
                                                                                             Jim L. Klein. Said corporation shall en-
                                                                                             gage in any lawful business for which
                                                                                                                                                                         P Box 977, Norfolk, NE 68702
deed of trust in the original principal          NE.                                         a corporation may be formed under the
amount of $135,370.00 executed by
Suzan D. Widhalm, a single person,
                                                 The highest bidder will deposit with
                                              the Trustee, at the time of the sale, a
                                                                                             Nebraska Business Corporation Act.
                                                                                             The aggregate number of shares for                Child’s Name:
which was filed for record on October
20, 2008 in Book 2008-10 at Page
                                              personal or cashier´s check in the
                                              amount of $5,000.00, with the full pur-
                                                                                             which the corporation has authority to
                                                                                             issue is 10,000 shares of common                  Child’s Birthdate (mm/dd/yy):
0933 in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Madison County, Nebraska,
                                              chase price, in certified funds, to be
                                              received by the Trustee by 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                             stock with a par value of $1.00 each.
                                                                                             Its perpetual existence commenced on              Submitted by:
the property described below will be
sold by the undersigned at public auc-
                                              on the day of the sale, except this re-
                                              quirement is waived when the highest
                                                                                             December 30, 2009 when Articles of
                                                                                             Incorporation were filed with the Ne-
tion to the highest bidder for cash or
certified or cashier’s check, at the
                                              bidder is the beneficiary. (If the sale is
                                              held after 1:00 P.M., the deposit re-
                                                                                             braska Secretary of State. Affairs are
                                                                                             to be conducted by a Board of Direc-
                                                                                                                                               City, State Zip:
north door of the Madison County
Courthouse, in the City of Madison,
                                              quirement remains the same, and the
                                              full purchase price, in certified funds,
                                                                                             tors, President, Vice President, Secre-
                                                                                             tary, Treasurer and subordinate officers
                                                                                                                                               Daytime Phone:
Madison County, Nebraska at 2:00              shall be received by the Trustee by            and agents as prescribed by the By-
                                                                                             Laws or appointed by the Board of Di-
p.m. on February 2, 2010:                     5:00 p.m. the following business day.)
   LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 2, KLUG’S              The purchaser shall be responsible for         rectors.
   ADDITION TO NORFOLK, MADISON               all prior liens, all applicable fees, and                     Jim L. Klein, Incorporator
   COUNTY, NEBRASKA.                          all taxes, including the documentary                         509 West Norfolk Avenue             Grandparents:
   The highest bidder is required to de-      stamp tax. This property is sold as is                              Norfolk, NE 68701
liver cash or certified funds to the un-      and this sale is made without any war-         Albin Law Office
dersigned by the close of business on         ranties as to title or condition of the        P.O. Box 1326
the day of sale, except this re-              property.                                      Norfolk, NE 68702-1326                                          _____M/C      _____VISA       _____DISCOVER       _____CHECK
quirement is waived when the highest                                  Camille R. Hawk,       (January 7, 14, 21, 2010)
bidder is the beneficiary. The purchaser          Attorney at Law, Successor Trustee.                                                                             Signature__________________________________________
is responsible for all fees or taxes, in-              By: Camille R. Hawk (#20395)                    NOTICE OF MEETING                                Card#__________________________________Expiration Date__________________
cluding the documentary stamp tax.                            For: Walentine, O´Toole,         The Madison County Convention &
This sale is made without any warran-                              McQuillan & Gordon        Visitors Bureau Advisory Committee will                                             _____$16 _____$25
ties as to title or condition of the prop-                    11240 Davenport Street         hold an Advisory Committee meeting
erty.                                                                 P.O. Box 540125        Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:00                                             _____# of extra copies at 75¢ each
                         Eric H. Lindquist                          Omaha, NE 68154          p.m. in the conference room at the
                       Successor Trustee                               (402) 330-6300        Norfolk Chamber of Commerce at 405                                                 $_________________Total
(Dec. 24, 31, 2009;                           (Dec. 24, 31, 2009;                            Madison Ave.
   Jan. 7, 14, 21, 2010)                         Jan. 7, 14, 21, 2010)                       (January 7, 2010)                                                                                                                                    63695