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For the Record: ALBACORE Scientific name: Thunnus alalunga, World Record weight: 88 pounds 2 ounces, Angler: Siegfried Dickermann, Location: Canary Islands, Date: 1977 BY RIVKIN Most people don't know it, but there are two types of canned tuna: white meat and light meat. Albacore is white meat, while ev- erything else is light meat. That should give you a good idea of al- bacore's status as the acme of eat- ing tuna. Aside from being among the tastiest offish, albies also have an exceptionally wide range. In the northern Pacific, they begin their annual trek .off Japan in the late spring, heading almost directly eastward towards the U.S. Pacific coast. Once they reach American terra firma, they linger before turn- ing northward, allowing southern California anglers a summertime bonanza that can very widely from season to season. In years past, the massive runs would bring fish to within a stone's throw of Ava- lon. Lately, not so much, but you never know. Not only are albacore great distance swimmers, butthey're fast too. Due to their speed and elusiveness, albies are difficult to catch with commercial purse seine nets and thus one of the very few tuna species caught almost whol- ly on hook and line. For [hose rea- sons amid many others, albies have long been a favorite of local anglers. While our own summer run of alba- core rarely yields a fish over 40 lb, the all-time world record is more than twice that size. Taken on a live mackerel off the northwest coast of Africa, the record specimen battled for 45 minutes on tackle more suit- able for giant marlin. That night, the victory dinner must have been an af- fair to remember. As for the rest of us ... well, there's always Vons. Medical center recommends-regular, cancer screenings for women between 50 and 74 As Catalina Island's busy sea- son winds down, many locals are finding time to take care of their own health. For many, that means an ap- pointment at Catalina Island Medical Center for some routine screenings. Women, according to the Medical Center's Dr. Tracey Norton, should make breast and screening and advances in treat- ment have reduced morbidity and mortality resulting from this diag- nosis," Norton said. Every woman between the ages of 50 and 74 should have a mammogram every year. Women should consult with their providers about whether they should begin mammograms before 50 or con- available for on-Island mammo- grams. Breast cancer is not the only threat that women face. Cervi- cal cancer also impacts thousands of women every year. Regular screenings should be a part of many women's health care. "Evidence is very strong that screening for cervical cancer with less otherwise recommended, she said. After age 70, Pap tests are no longer necessary provided there have been no recent abnormal Pap tests. Ovarian cancer is relatively rare, impacting 17 women for ev- ery 100,000, and routine screening is not recommended, Norton said. However, "any woman who devel- when making an appoinlmenii Catalina Island/Vfedi]Group is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon- day through Friday. Appointments are available until 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Call (310) 510- 0096 for details. Mammograms will be offered at the Medical Center by Inner Im- ages Mammography on Nov. 16- cervical cancer screenings part of their regular health check ups. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The best way to increase the odds of surviving breast cancer is through regular mammograms. "Widespread mammography tinue them after 75. Norton will be presenting a program on breast cancer at the Breast Health Awareness Forum which will be held at 6 p.m., Mon- day, Nov. 1, at the M Restaurant. Complimentary appetizers will be served and appointments will be Pap test s_d0e.s,reuce the inci-. dence and mortality from cervical cancer," Norton said. Women should have an annual Pap test beginning no later than age 21. That should continue un- til age 30, at which time it can be done every two to three years un- ,ops abdominal or pelvic pain and 18. Inner Images Mammography .... )O " :-,- unexplained weight loss shouJd,-go ...... ccepts MedlCat, /k'care and to her doctor so these symptoms can be evaluated," she said. To make an appointment with Dr. Norton or any one of the Medi- cal Center's providers, patients only need to request that provider most PPO insuranc-es-i]7i'nancia-1 ---' assistance is available through the Catalina Island Women's Forum. To make an appointment or for more information, call (310) 510- 0096. Residential Large Item Pickup The residential large item pick up will be held on Wednesday Nov. 3 from the Terraces through Sumner, Tremont Apartments, Eucalyptus Hill, Bird Park and Fairview. It will also be heldWednesday, Nov. 10, from Sunny Lane to Camino Del Monte, Hamilton Coves and Pebbly Beach Housing. Only the following items will be accepted: mattresses, bed frame or headboards, sofas, chairs, tables, dressers, washer, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, trash compactor, stove or oven, and microwaves. No small appliances, electronics, computer equipment, bicycles, children's toys, exercise equipment, construc- tion materials, or decorative items (lamps, rugs, etc.)will be accepted. For more information, call 510-0675 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Items must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. the day of pickup. Please do not place any item out before 5 p.m. the previ- ous day. Chef Greg won first place in the Fall Festival's Fried Chicken Cook-off. Judged on crispiness and texture of crust; tenderness seasonings and overall taste the Chef brings another award to the Ristorante Villa Portofino. DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS? File your Fictitious Business Name Statements here. We do the work for you. Filing & Publishing for $86 Publishing only $45 $7 per name extra Catalim Islamler 562,430,9985 ........................................................................ " .................... : .................................................................................................. Page ili Fridayl 0C:t0ber 29: 20:t0 The CATAUNA ISLANDER