The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 14, 1986 · Page 2
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People The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 14,1986 Page 2 Earl COWBOY GEORGE - Mr. T (right) gives Boy George a big "Mr. T hug" during a break in filming of an upcoming episode of the television program, "The A-Team," at' Saugus, Calif., near Los Angeles. Boy George has a role in the segment, titled "Cowboy George." "Badger Underground' badgers Earl LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Anthony S. Earl's refusal to sing "On Wisconsin" on David Letterman's talk show led a group calling itself "Badger Underground" to take action on the state's highways. The group claimed responsibility for covering up the governor's name on "Welcome to Wisconsin" signs with stickers bearing Letterman's name. Letterman invited Earl to sing on his late-night • NBC-TV show last year, but the governor turned him down. "The governor is being a little bit of a stuffed shirt about this," an anonymous caller claiming to be a member of the Badger Underground told the La Crosse Tribune. In Madison, press secretary Ronald McCrea said the governor does not intend to sing on the show because "David Letterman is a comedian, and he makes jokes about Wisconsin.'' TV actress to disguise pregnancy LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Julie Duffy, who plays Stephanie, the dim maid on the "Newhart" television show, is expecting her first child. But you'll never know it by watching the CBS-TV show. She says the writers of "Newhart" are not working her pregnancy into the series and she will be relying on clothing to hide her condition. "I imagine the last six or eight shows we'll have to do something more creative," she said from her home with her husband, actor Jerry Lacy. Duffy, originally known as a dramatic actress, says she likes her character in the show but wouldn't want to be close friends with Stephanie. Award of Merit for McCartney LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney will be honored with the special Award of Merit during the 13th annual presentation of the American Music Awards. McCartney will accept the award by a satellite connection from London during the television broadcast of the show Jan. 27, said publicist Paul Shefrin. The Award of Merit winner is selected by a blue-ribbon panel, unlike the other American Music Award winners, who are selected by polling music buyers. The merit award recognizes "outstanding contributions over a long period time to the musical entertainment of the American public." Julie Duffy Paul McCartney Kate Smith has leg amputated Kate Smith RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kate Smith, known for her rendition of "God Bless America," had her right leg amputated Sunday because of circulatory complications due to diabetes. Smith, 78, was in stable condition at Raleigh Community Hospital. She has been in poor health since 1976, when she lapsed into a four-month coma. In 1979 she moved to Raleigh to be near her sister and niece while she recuperated. Smith became popular in the 1930s for her powerful voice and in 1931 helped write the lyrics to her theme song, "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain." TV soap nixed as street name NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Developers of a subdivision thought the name Falcon Crest had a nice ring to it, but it struck a sour note among nearby residents who did not want their neighborhood linked with a prime-time television soap opera of the same name. "They felt that the life portrayed on the show was too loose," said Thelma Harper, councilwoman who represents the northwest Nashville neighborhood where about 25 residents voiced opposition. So the developer, Valley View Enterprises Inc. of Hendersonville, plans to come up with something to replace the name based on the CBS show. That task belongs to Buddy Vickery, a real estate broker involved in the project, who said he has named hundreds of subdivisions in his 20 years in the business. He's accepting blame for the controversial name, but he hasn't come up with anything else yet. Stay tuned. Study: Farm Belt families go hungry BOSTON (AP) - There are 150 counties across the United States, many of them in the Farm Belt, where poverty and restricted access to food stamps leave large numbers of Americans without enough to eat, says a new report. The finding that so many of the nation's hungriest counties are in the Mississippi Valley and Great Plains states came as a surprise, said authors of the report, being issued Tuesday by the Harvard University School of Public Health and the Physicians Task Force on Hunger in America. They said much of the problem was due to the failure of federal assistance programs to reach the needy. "Designed to prevent hunger in the nation, the food stamp program serves just over half the poorest citizens for whom its benefits are "Designed to prevent hunger in the nation, the food stamp program serves just over half the poorest citizens for whom its benefits are intended." —The hunger report intended. This decline in the rate of coverage is taking place as hunger is getting worse," the report said. A total of 668,000 people were found to be eligible for food stamps but not receiving them. The Physicians Task Force on Hunger, which compiled the study, also issued a general report last year on hunger in America, calling malnutrition a "growing epidemic" that left up to 20 million Americans chronically underfed. In the followup study, "hunger counties" were defined as those where more than 20 percent of the residents live below the federally defined poverty level — now set at $10,609 for a family of four — and where fewer than one-third of eligible residents actually receive food stamps. Using that yardstick, the researchers found that the critical variable was participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food stamp program, which provides extra food-buying power for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the principal welfare program. It is funded by Congress but administered by the states. In Mississippi, for example, one of the poorest states in the nation, the study found no "hunger counties" because of wide distribution of food stamps, while relatively prosperous Texas had 29, the highest of any state. In all, 150 "hunger counties," representing about 5 percent of all counties, were found in 24 states, 13 of them in the Plains or Mississippi Valley: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia. If your Salina Journal is not delivered by 7:00 a.m., please call your carrier or the Circulation Department at 823-6363 (1-80(M32-7606, out of town subscribers). Same day delivery will only be made in response to calls received prior to 10:00 a.m. in Salina. For other service calls, our Circulation Dept. is open 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Advertising and Business office will close on Saturdays at 12 noon. Studies link body fat to heart attack causes The Salina Journal P.O. Box 740 Zip Cod* 87402 Published seven days a week, 365 days per year at 333 S. 4th, Salina, Kansas, by— Saltoa Journal, Inc. IUSPS 47&-0601 HARRIS RAYL, Editor and Publisher Second-class postage paid at Salina, Kansas. Additional mailings made from Hays and Colby Kansas. MIKE ALTERS, General Manager KAY BERENSON, Executive Editor JANE GLENN, Advertising Sales Manager JIM PICKETT, Advertising Production Manager KEVIN MCCARTHY, Circulation Manager KENNETH OTTLEY, Composing Foreman HOWARD GRUBER, Press Foreman RHONDA KELLEY, Credit Manager Area Code 913 Dial823-S363 Slngla copy rate* Daily 25c Sunday 75c. By Carrier — Monthly rate $8.00 including sales tax. By Motor Route — Monthly rate W.50 including sales tax. City Motor Route same as 'By Carrier' rate. Mail subscriptions available in areas not serviced by carrier or motor routes. Send change of address to The Salina Journal, P. 0. Box 740, Salina, Kansas 67402-0740. SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A layer of fat surrounding the heart may cause heart attacks by producing chemicals that prompt the growth of leaky new blood vessels in the walls of the heart's arteries, and the discovery could lead to new ways of preventing heart disease, researchers said. Researchers have found indirect evidence that these tiny, fragile blood vessels lead to the formation of blood clots that are often the cause of heart attacks, which kill more than 500,000 Americans each year. Their finding could help explain one way that aspirin and other drugs prevent heart attacks as well as provide another reason why a high- fat diet is bad for the heart. The research, being conducted at Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, was presented Monday at a science writers forum sponsored by the American Heart Association. The formation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis, has been a subject of intense study in recent years. This process has been implicated in a variety of diseases, including cancer, blindness and rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors have identified a variety of so-called angiogenic factor that induce the body to make these new bloodvessels. The coronary arteries run through a layer of fat called epicardial fat. And the researchers believe this fat produces an angiogenic factor that causes the formation of the tiny blood vessels. "I think the possibility is very high that the angiogenic factors that are reaching the coronary arteries are coming from fat," said Dr. Bruce R. Zetter. "We have found that virtually all kinds of fat, including epicardial fat, have potent angiogenic activity," Zetter said. Another member of the team, Dr. Clifford Barger, has found evidence that lethal clots may form at the spots on the artery walls where tiny new blood vessels exist. He theorizes that these vessels leak blood that Fog blamed for crash of plane GRANBY, Colo. (AP) - A preliminary investigation indicates dense fog may have contributed to the crash of a light plane that killed five people and left a sixth person in serious condition at a Denver hospital, officials said. Federal aviation investigators ended their on-site inspection of the crash scene on Sunday, said Sgt. Tom Nixon of the Grand County Sheriff's Department. They planned to bring the shattered Cessna 441 to the Denver area early this week to search for evidence of mechanical problems, Nixon said. At St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, Thomas Leroy Harrington, 48, remained in serious condition today with injuries from the crash. His wife, 45-year-old Lois Harrington, was among the five killed when the twin-engine turboprop slammed into the ground 400 feet short of the runway at an airstrip near Granby on Saturday morning. Willard Gettle Jr., 47, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Calvin Klancke, 55, of Denver, who in 1980 resurrected plans for a year-round resort near Granby and named it Sil- verCreek, were killed instantly. Gettle's wife, 49-year-old Pat Gettle, was piloting the plane. Sheriff's investigators said she attempted to land about 10:30 a.m. with visual flight rules while the area was socked in with heavy fog. The airstrip formerly belonged to the town, but had been recently purchased by the SilverCreek ski resort. The airstrip has no control tower, but the pilot was in radio contact with a SilverCreek employee as she attempted the landing. form the clots. A heart attack occurs when a clot or some other obstruction forms in the coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle. The muscle is starved of oxygen, and some of it may die. Although an angiogenic factor from fat around the heart has not been purified, the researchers believe that it belongs to a family of body chemicals called pro- staglandins. In test tube studies, the researchers found that a drug called in- domethacin could stop fat from producing angiogenic factor. Since aspirin also blocks the body's production of prostaglandins, Zetter said he believes this could help explain how aspirin is able to protect people from heart attacks. Zetter said the team's research suggests that it may be possible to protect the heart from apparent damaging effects of fat by using drugs that stop the production of prostaglandins. "For angiogenic research to be relevant to heart disease at this time," he said, "our most important role should be to find ways to prevent or to cause the regression of the new vessels found in the large artery walls." Zetter said the research also provides more evidence that people should not eat fat, since dietary fat is stored as fat in the body. One-third of the jobless received aid last year WASHINGTON (AP) - Only one of every three jobless workers in 1985 received monthly unemployment benefits — the lowest level in history, a private research group said Monday. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said an average 5,602,000 million people, or 67.4 percent of the 8.3 million jobless, were having to get by without any unemployment compensation in any given month last year. By contrast, three out of every four jobless workers were getting unemployment benefits a decade ago, as the 1974-75 recession was ending, the study said. "The program just doesn't do what a lot of people think it is supposed to do," said John Bickerman, the center's research director. "Most people expect this program to be there when they need it. 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