Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 1998 · Page 2
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2—THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press Arkansas trooper contradicts Paula Jones' story on Clinton WASHINGTON — An Arkansas trooper who is a co-defendant in the Paula Jones lawsuit testified that she initiated a meeting with then-Gov. Bill Clinton in a hotel suite after remarking at a conference that he was "good-looking" and had "sexy hair." Trooper Danny Ferguson sharply contradicted Jones in describing how events unfolded before he escorted her to Clinton's suite on May 8, 1991. Jones contends that Clinton and Ferguson conspired to get her to the room, where Clinton made a crude and uninvited sexual advance. She said she rejected Clinton and, as a consequence, was eventually denied advancement and proper raises in her state job. Clinton has said he didn't recall ever meeting Jones. In a Dec. 10 videotaped deposition, Ferguson said Clinton mingled with reporters and participants at the government conference, eventually chatting with Jones and another state worker. "She (Jones) said that she thought he was good- looking, had sexy hair, wanted me to tell him that," said Ferguson, who was Clinton's bodyguard that day. After getting Clinton the suite so he could do some work, Ferguson said, the governor "told me that if Paula wanted to meet him, that she can come up. So I wrote the number down on a piece of paper, went down to her, gave it to her thinking if she wanted to go up, she'd go up." Ferguson said Jones went to the suite a few minutes later. She returned after about 20 minutes, he said, and "asked me if the governor had any girlfriends. She said that she would be his girlfriend." brake. INS officials also cannot assess the counterfeit document industry's size, but call it a billion-dollar business that runs the gamut from one-man operations to international smuggling rings. Tiny government force does battle with counterfeiters SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA — In a nondescript building in a suburban office park not far from the nation's capital, forensic scientists and fingerprint technicians pore over green cards, visa stamps and passports from around the world, trying to determine whether they are fraudulent. This tiny force of 31 people is in the thick of the government's effort to combat a .billion-dollar industry in counterfeit and falsified documents, an underground business catering to foreigners eager to come here — and stay here — by whatever means necessary. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials, protective of security for their Forensic Document Laboratory, asked that its exact location be kept private. But in a rare public relations move, the lab opened its doors to reporters Wednesday, showcasing the high-tech equipment its workers use to try to keep ahead of counterfeiters in a never-ending war of wits. "You get rid of some and others take their place," shrugged fingerprint analyst John Bone- Some Minnesotans seek chance to join Canada WASHINGTON — As if creating a sixth Great Lake weren't enough for one year, the map meddlers in Congress are at it again. Some lawmakers want to let a remote section of Minnesota decide whether to secede from the union and become part of Canada. And other members of Congress want to ax the newly inaugurated Great Lake — Lake Champlain — from the traditional five, and not just because it messes up the ease of remembering the originals by the acronym HOMES — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. The latest idea for redrawing North American geography comes from U.S. resort owners in Minnesota's northern appendage, the Northwest Angle. They want the Clinton administration to intervene in their dispute with neighboring Ontario over the province's fishing restrictions. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., proposed an amendment to the Constitution on Wednesday that would let the Northwest Angle's 100 residents vote on whether they want to secede from the United States and join Manitoba, which borders the Angle on the west. "Protect us or let us go," said Gary Dietzler, who owns the Northwest Angle Resort. Meanwhile, less than a month after President Clinton signed a law designating Vermont's Lake Champlain the sixth Great Lake, lawmakers from states bordering the traditional five are working to reverse Champlain's designation. "You don't legislate what only God and glaciers can do," said Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio. Pollen makes springtime an ordeal for many Japanese TOKYO — The weather report starts off happily enough, with a prediction of bright and sunny skies. But then the forecaster's voice turns ominous. He points to a darkly shaded map. There, looming over the capital, is something far more dreaded than a cold front. For millions of Japanese, spring isn't about the sight of cherry blossoms and the sweet smell of flowers filling the air. It's a time of huge and largely invisible clouds of cedar pollen that will send them into fits of sneezing, eye-rubbing and nose- blowing. Health experts believe Japan has one of the highest incidences of cedar pollen allergy in the world, affecting 10 percent-20 percent of the population. ITAL uimsioH I UNBEATABLE dive- us your c;il>lr hill. \\i''ll j>ivr you. 2 IVIOIMTHS $ 4O OFF CompUU Systems Start At Here's the deal: Come in lor your Unbeatable Deal certificate to receive a $40 credit on your first DISH Network statement. Some restrictions apply. See certificate (or rules and regulations. > ' * * ' t Wiliite TV & Satellite Toll Free- 1-888-459-4777 525 So. Main St. • Willits 40 Of Your Favorite Channels... New study finds many adults| not getting enough vitamin 0 Ml2i2tci££?i? "** ***P"**™** * •***• *> **»*m»» *««no> toiM In n mmml UnM SUM Al OW tMi^ pnv»<n*«. (M «V Ota > ;7lTS*;IiSul?71iS!r* <1t "* 01 * " - * 4t *°" W1UMI O 11 " •»^^''.'^- 0 ^«W»IMci»«CMfc»> < Mp < roon»l«lylMpuniiMrtlriMH*irt^ L^? JTS? """""•o *> »««• "« no wwl by MM (WWA MHM. CuMflWl «t» do m uMcAi to DISH PU. AmMcit 1)« « oc Mivkat Top M CO prnnnHni« 1 ^'«»^"''^-™«olw<^AJ, t c«^^n^»ra»»e«lo«|«x»ln«Ml«fvMm«««a««J»™«b«»«nl^r« < p«e»<>«^ By DANIEL Q. HANEY AP Medical Editor BOSTON — New guidelines that encourage older people to double and even triple their daily intake of vitamin D may not go far enough in preventing broken bones and other ills. A new study finds that vitamin D deficiency is extremely common among American adults, especially older people in poor health. This could contribute to fractures, a major health hazard of old age. The body makes vitamin D naturally from exposure to sunlight. But people who stay inside a lot, especially in the winter, may not produce enough of the vitamin to keep their bones healthy. The study found that more than half of the patients admitted to one Boston hospital were vitamin D deficient, a level that was a surprise even in the Northeast where winters can be long. "Vitamin D deficiency is much more common that most iople had anticipated," said Dr. oel Finkelstein, a co-author of the report. The principal way of making up for too little sunlight is to take multivitamins and to use milk and cereal that are fortified with vitamin D. However, the researchers were surprised to find that one-third of those who said they consumed the recommended amounts for their age were still vitamin D deficient. They said their findings suggest that people should be routinely screened for vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin D supplements should be more widely used. Stand-alone vitamin D pills are not widely available. The study, which was directed by Dr. Melissa Thomas at Massachusetts General Hospital, was published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Robert Utiger, a journal deputy editor, said the findings "support the conclusion that many people do riot take the recommended amount, however defined, and that this amount is too low anyway." Healthy Livingl h for winter ti trfrlh a hfgh percentage of fat r , Jh provide a fat of vitamin D. Fteh with high fat percentage ; Example: Salmon ... '> * Microgram fat per 3.5 oz. Vitamin D helps keep bones healthy. Vitamin D is generated in the body with the help of sunlight, which' is more scarce in winter time. That's why it's important to give your body a vitamin D boost in winter. SOURCES: The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition, KRT Photo Recently, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, which sets the recommended daily allowances of important nutrients, increased the amount of vitamin D it said adults should be getting. Instead of 200 international units, which had been the recommended consumption for all adults, the committee said this should increase to 400 international units for those ages 51 to 70 and 600 for those over 70. In his editorial, Utiger said the committee should have gone further. He said an adequate level would be 800 or 1,000 international units daily for older adults and the sick — and perhaps even for all adults. "He may be right," said Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes of Tufts University, a member of the panel that set the new vitamin D guidelines. The study suggests it's not just the old and sick who are deficient in vitamin D. The researchers looked at 77 people . who were under age 65 and reasonably healthy. Forty-two percent of them were vitamin D deficient, 11 percent severely so. The study was conducted on 290 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital's general medical wards in 1994. It was done KRT Infographics/TIM GOHEEN in March, when vitamin D levels in northern states are typically the lowest, and in September,. when they^are highest. Overall, 57 percent were vitamin D deficient, 22 percent severely. Thomas said she recommends that patients who are deficient in vitamin D take two multivitatnin pills a day. One multivitarnin typically contains 400 international units of vitamin D. However, Dawson-Hughes called this "a very bad idea? because people could take in too much vitamin A, which can be hazardous. '"]. Vitamin D is needed so tjie bones will absorb calcium. Evir dence is also accumulating that.it may be essential for other thing's as well, such as muscle functon, immune defenses and warding off some kinds of cancer. Most food naturally contains little vitamin D, though it is added to many brands of cereal and to milk. A quart of milk contains 400 international units. In tropical climates, the sun alone is usually enough for the body to make adequate vitamin D. However, in the north, people typipally make little vitamin Din the winter, when the sun is weak and they stay indoors or cover most of their skin when they venture outside. REDWOOD THE ® STATION SALE IS LOUIS , ^1 HASiiieuen/siv REDWOOD TREE 859 H. STATE ST. 734 S. STATE ST. UKIAH • UKIAH 462-4472 462-3515 STATION 898 S. MAIN ST. WILLITS 459-4424 Lube, Oil, Filter Special $19.95 • Willits only Main numbers 468-3500,468-0123 Circulation Number 468-3533 Clauified Numberi 468-3535,468-3536 Lef al/ClawMed Advertising 468-3529 Dennis Wilson-Publisher 468-3500 K.C. 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