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May 7, 1997, Cloverdale Reveille, Page 3 World Manufacturing provides for elephant's surgery World Manufacturing, company that pro- con- a delicate operation on Wash - Zoo, March 19. ideal for use in surgery. The mat- pressure sores, helps maintain ideal for large ani- Moore, owner of New "They are able [up the temperatures of by putting warm tthe animals from going said. were able to control against and thereby )ressure points, the use of the water sleep on their under normal condi- to relieve the great ;against their arteries. This prevents, as it does in humans, the formation of pres- sure stores, but when the ani- mal is anesthized, it won't turn. The waterbed also provided a sterile environment for the sur- gery and if the surgery had been performed with the elephant ly- ing on a hard surface, it would have lowered the animal's blood pressure, making it harder for her to get back on her feet after the 2.5 hour surgery. The 45-year-old elephant, Belle, had to have infected toe bones removed from her left foot to prevent further spread of the infection. A team of surgeons from the University of California at Davis, led by Doctors John Pascoe and Murray Fowler performed the operation. They were assisted by four oth - er UC Davis colleagues, includ- ing another surgeon, an anesthesiologist, and a surgical technician. The zoo's two veter- inarians also assisted. Since the surgery, Belle had showed excellent progress, how- ever the infection was much deeper than doctors thought and they were forced to put her to sleep. Although this operation has been performed in a few other cases, this was the first instance where an elephant was under general anesthesia and had to be lifted by a hoist and placed on the waterbed for 2.5 hour sur- gery. A special sling and har- ness was constructed to lift Belle. The zoo's maintenance staff installed a gate so Belle can re- main in visual and tactile con- tact with other zoo elephants but not allow them to play with her bandages. This wasn't the first time New World provided a waterbed for elephant surgery. Back in 1992 they constructed a 10,000 pound waterbed when Mardji, a 42 year old Asian elephant who stared in the film Star Wars also re- quired foot surgery. :: !: iiii!!i=! Work was started to introduce girls to the workplace and provi'de them with Carla Shevchuck, front office manager at Management Connections took both to work. Eric and Larisa, both six, helped stamp envelopes, time cards and sort papers. i  iiiii and Sarah Bilbro, both 10-year-old Washington School fifth graders spent the day at Reveille learning the newspaper trade as part of "Take Our Daughtms To Work Day" April neccessadly have to go to work with their mothers, but can opt to visit any participating they are Interested in. Mother's Day, send a most thoughtful FTD Garden Delights BouqueL a profusion of garden-fresh flowers in a All forjust $29.95. Call the Cloverdale 894-2844, or visit us at 204 Boulevard, and we'll send the Delights !.Bouquet to your town or across the country. Send Ifle FTD o Garden Delights" Bouquet for Mother's May 11. (. Cloverdale Flower Shoppe also offers in quality flower bouquets, plants, and more for Mother's Day! 2 # 894-2844 (We Deliver) 204 N. Clvd. Blvd. Surgeons are shown operating on an elephant on a special watMbed constructed by New World Manufacturing especially for the surgery. The elephant, Belle, was suffering from foot rot. Although showed excellent progress after the operation it was discovered that the Infection was much deeper than doctors thought and they wece forced to put her to sleep. School-to-Career Partnership breakfast lecture focuses on re-engineering schools To support Sonoma County's already-recognized high inter- est in its schools, the Sonoma County School-to-Career Part- nership presents Dr. Willard R. Daggett on Thursday, May 15 at a business-parent-community breakfast. Beginning at 7:30 am, Dr. Daggett will speak on "Re-engi- neering Schools for the Knowl- edge-based Economy" at the Flamingo Resort Hotel, Santa Rosa. The public is invited. There is a $10 per person charge to at- tend. Reservations are required by calling the School-to-Career office at 524-2121. Dr. Daggett is one of the pre- eminent speakers in America on school change and the challeng- es of reforming the century-old public education system. Dr. Daggett speaks eloquently that today's curriculum must now reduce the disconnection for the great majority of our stu- dents between school-based les- sons and their preparedness upon high school graduation to enter the workforce. All students must be offered opportunities in which to apply academic lessons and reasoning to achieve at higher standards, he emphasizes. success. School-to-Career schools align teachingand curricula with the requirements of the modern information workplace. The Sonoma County School- to-Career Partnership is plan- ning a grant proposal to the California Economic Develop- ment Department in June to re- ceive funding for implementing' a county school-to-career system in committed schools and dis- tricts. The Sonoma County School- to-Career Partnership is a busi- ness-education-laborommunity- government collaborative under the sponsorship of l;he Sonoma County Business/Education Roundtable. "School-to-Career ($2C) can reduce the separation between lessons learned in school and application' in "real" life for stu- dents. Through the School-to-Career system, with its emphasis on application of academic learn- ing, it is possible to reinforce the importance of doing well in school as it relates to lifelong career LAFCO seeks an alternate public member The Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission (LAF- CO) is seeking an alternate pub- lic member. The Alternate public member is selected and appointed by the seven regular members of the Commission and will participate in meetings in the absence of the public member. The Commission, established by state law, has regulatory pow- er over formation and boundary changes of cities and special dis- tricts and their spheres of influ- ence (ultimate service areas) in Sonoma County. The Commission normally meets at 10 am on the rirst Thurs- day of the month. The Commis- sion consists of two members of the Board of Supervisors, two city councilmembers, two mem- bers representing special dis- tricts, and a representative of the general public. There is an alternate member for each mem- bership category. Commission- era serve for a four-year term commencing the first Monday in. May. Persons interested in serving in this capacity are invited to submit a letter of interest indi- caring qualifications and back- ground in community affairs. Minimal qualifications include residency in Sonoma County and previous involvement in issues of local concern in the county. The deadline for applications is 5 pm, May 26, 1997. Letters should be addressed to Steven Sharpe, Assistant Executive Of. rcer, Sonoma Local Agency For- mation Commission, 575 Administration Drive, Room 104A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Steve Sharps, (707)527-2577. loverdale Pre4ehool ANNUAL SPRINg & SILENT Fundraiser to be held at Kleiser Park, FOo/ in CIoverdale on May 17, 1997 from 11 am to 2 pm. 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