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Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Perez, Prieto exchange wedding vows

Victoria Marie Perez and Isaac Rene Prieto, both of Houston, were married Oct. 30, at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church in Houston. The Rev. Mario Arroyo officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Perez of Bloomington. She is the granddaughter of Victoria Trevino of Victoria and the late Julian G. Trevino, and Maria Perez of Victoria and the late Pablo Perez Jr.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesus O. Prieto of Pecos. He is the grandson of Mercedes Ornelas of Pecos and the late Jesus Ornelas, and Vicenta Prieto of Pecos and the late Tito Prieto.

Diana Maria Prieto attended the bride as maid of honor. Pamela Perez attended as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Anina Rincon, Sabrina Hernandez and Esperanza Flores.

Ashley Nicole Perez attended as flower girl. Jesse Ray Prieto and Joey Anthony Perez served as ringbearers.

Adan Machuca served as best man. Groomsmen were Joseph Anthony Perez, Alex Rincon, Hector Hernandez and Richard Ornelas.

Usher was Cisco Rodriguez.

A reception was held following the ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel in Houston.

Following wedding travel to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Houston.

The bride is a 1992 graduate of Bloomington High School and is a 1999 cum laude graduate of the University of Houston with a bachelor of arts degree in communication disorders and is a member of the Naitonal Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She is pursuing a master's degree in communication disordres. She is employed by Ewig International Marine Corporation in Houston as executive assistant.

The groom is a 1992 graduate of Pecos High School and is an electrical engineering student in Houston. He is employed by Southwestern Bell in Houston as a marketing representative. He is a professional musician, toured and recorded with Elsa Garcia.

Carr Academic Scholarships available

Applications from high school seniors are being accepted by Angelo State University for Carr Academic Scholarships for 2000-2001.

Over 300 Carr Academic Scholarships for 2000-2001, ranging in value from $1,500 to $6,000, are available to qualified high school seniors. During the current year nearly 1,000 students from throughout Texas and the nation, as well as numerous foreign countries, are attending Angelo State University on Carr Academic Scholarships.

In order to be eligible, students must normally be in the top 15 percent of their high school class, and present a combined math and verbal score of 1140 or higher on the SAT1 or a composite score of 25 or higher on the Enhanced ACT Assessment. Financial need is also a criterion for selection.

Supported by a growing $45 million trust established by the late Robert G. and Nona K. Carr of San Angelo, the undergraduate scholarships may be renewed annually by the University for students who maintain the required academic record and personal standards. During a four-year course of undergraduate study at ASU, Carr Academic Scholarships can be worth up to $24,000.

The priority deadline for submitting applications and all supporting materials is February 1, 2000, although completed applications from outstanding students may be considered up until June 1, 2000, to the extend that funds are still available.

Application materials and information regarding the Carr Academic Scholarships can be obtained by contacting or writing to: Financial Aid Office, Angelo State University, Box 11015, ASU Station, San Angelo, Texas 76909 or call 915-942-2246 or toll-free 1-800-933-6299.

Additional information is available through the Angelo State University web site on the Internet at

Noisy toys can damage children's hearing

Noisy toys from Santa do more than shatter "peace on earth"and "good will toward men." They can damage your child's hearing.

"When selecting a toy, most parents are guided by the child's request, the color or the novelty. Parents assume that if a toy is in the store, it's okay. But, that's not so," said Dr. Lois Sutton, a clinical assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Currently, only a few safety regulations address the noise levels of toys, however, Sutton provides the following guidelines:

· If a toy makes any noise, parents should try it out before they take it home. "Loud things can come in small packages, even plush toys. Test everything before you buy."

· If you have to raise your voice to be heard over the sound of the toy, if it hurts your ears or causes ringing, do not buy it.

"And remember, children don't usually play with toys the way the manufacturer intended. Sounds that may be tolerated at arms-length become dangerous when a child puts the toy to his or her ear."

Sutton notes that standards set by the Ocupational Safety and Health Administration limit the level and length of noise exposure in the workplace to 80-85 dBA in an 8-hour period for adults. The dBA is a scale that reflects the sensitivity pattern of human ears in decibels.

"OSHA recommends that hearing protection be worn in the workplace when loudness and exposure time exceed the standards. However, there are no standards for children," Sutton said.

Parents could be surprised to find that musical toys such as electric guitars, drums and horns emit sounds as loud as 120 dBA. Toy phones can measure between 123-129 dBA, and toys that produce firearm sounds can measure 150 dBA one foot away from the noise source. According to Sutton, 85 decibels is about the loudness level of city traffic while 135 decibels is the level of a jackhammer.

"Noise exposure is cumulative," Sutton said. "Constant wear-and-tear on the fragile middle and inner ear structures can cause trauma. Over time, those noise exposures begin to add up.

"Loud may be considered cool, but we are seeing more and more high school students who suffer from hearing problems," she said. "Loud noise levels can become a habit."

Sutton urges parents to set limits. "The louder the toy, the shorter the play time."

And, limits should include pre-teens and adolescents who listen to stereo systems with headphones and boom boxes with noice levels of 105-110 decibels.

"If you can hear the music when you approach a child wearing a headset, it's too loud," she said.

Sutton encourages parents to do the entire family a favor this Christmas by shopping wisely and enjoying a "Silent Night."

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