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Page 9 Hells Canyon Journal February 28, 1996 1 f 3 1 7 if:, ~ i,i~i~i,i~ili~ "WILL HE SPIT?" Crazy Horse, a 12-year-old male llama owned by Wallowa Llamas, had to suffer this question from most of the youngsters who flocked around him at last Friday's petting zoo held at Pine Eagle High School by the FFA. "Not at people" was the answer, with the expla- nation that Crazy Horse is aggressive only toward other male llamas. SOFT Thank You The Pine Eagle High School Senior Parents would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far this year with our money makers. The three winners of the fishing pole raffle were: Jay Lish, Pocatello; Ralph Wiggs, Oxbow and Burt Mitchell, Union. Thank you, Parents For The Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Party Photos by David Baker AND WARM -- Most of the animals at the petting zoo offered no objection to being cuddled... STAND-OFF... but this pigeon escaped at the first opportunity and spent the rest of its scheduled incarceration evading capture. Place Babies On Their Back To Sleep Nearly one of every 500 ba- breast-feeding the baby.Sciences Foundation and Or- bies born alive in Oregon dies According to Dr. Gary egon SafeNet. of Sudden Death Infant Syn- Hoffman, obstetrician, presi- Sudden Infant Death Syn- drome (SIDS). dent of SIDS Resources of drome is the"sudden deathof A new public awareness Oregon, and a SIDS parent, an infant under one year of campaign is aimed at reduc- "World-wide research efforts age which remains unex- ing the risk of SIDS. over the last few years have plained after a thorough case Oregon is supporting the consistently shown a de-investigation, including per- national "Back to Sleep" cam- crease in the SIDS rate fol- formance of a complete au- paign which focuses on chang- lowing public awareness topsy, examination of the ing the common American campaigns on sleep position- death scene, and review of practice of putting a baby to ing. the clinical history." bed on its stomach. The other SIDS Resources of OregonWhat Are The Most Corn- practices encouraged include joins a public/private part- monCharacteristicsOfSIDS? providing a smoke-free envi- nership of organizations in- Most researchers now be- ronment; avoid overheatingcluding Oregon Medical As- lieve that babies who die of through excessive room tern- sistance Programs, Oregon SIDS are born with one or perature, clothing or bedding, Health Division, more condition that make ; spcci l v a_ t e,b qy, ul op al . Cp u t},.Health th sl ecia[l ulnerableto fevet; r d .... a fiah , (} nealth stresses that oaeur in the nor- real life of an infant, includ- ing both internal and exter- nal influences. SIDS occurs in all types of families and is largely indifferent to race or socioeconomic level. SIDS is unexpected, usually occur- ring in otherwise apparently healthy infants from 1 month to oneyear of age. Most deaths from SIDS occur by the end of the sixth month, with the greatest number taking place between 2 and 4 months of age. A SIDS death occurs quickly and is often associ- ated with sleep, with no signs of suffering: More deaths are reported ifl the fall And win death: Southern Hemispheres), and there is a sixty to forty per- cent male-to-female ratio. SIDS is currently unpre- dictable and unpreventable and is designated as a diag- nosis of exclusion (of other causes). SIDS is not caused by vom- iting and choking, or by mi- nor illnesses such as colds or infections. It is not caused by the diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) vaccines or other immunizations; it is not contagious; it is not child abuse, and is not the cause of every unexpected infant