The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 15, 1986 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 15, 1986
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The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 15,1986 Page 6 Panel says mob is 'entrenched' in marketplace WASHINGTON (AP) - A blue- ribbon federal commission told President Reagan on Tuesday that organized crime is entrenched in America's marketplace and is "increasingly using labor unions as a tool to obtain monopoly power" in key sectors. The President's Commission on Organized Crime wound up the first comprehensive investigation of labor and management racketeering since the McClellan hearings three decades ago. It said consumers "unknowingly pay a surcharge to organized crime for a wide range of goods and services." It also said that federal enforcement efforts are fragmented and inadequate to stem the tide. Just two days earlier, Reagan, in an article for The New York Times Magazine, wrote that "for the first time in our history, we finally have the mob on the run" and boasted that organized crime convictions had New heart treatment announced Spare muscle may be used as a pump SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Spare muscle from elsewhere in the body soon may be used to build new blood pumps for victims of severe congestive heart failure, sparing them from heart transplants or artificial hearts, a researcher said Tuesday. The experimental technique would call for doctors to remove the muscle, treat it with electric shocks to strengthen it, then form it into a cone and attach it to a major artery anywhere in the body. They then would attach a pacemaker to make the muscle contract like a healthy heart. Dr. Larry Stephenson, a surgeon from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, said he believes the strategy could be tried in humans within two years. "It would be an extra pump," he said. "It would be used as an assist device to pump additional blood to somebody who was in fairly profound heart failure. We would think of people who are confined to home or j sitting around shopping malls." j About 10,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year as having irreversible congestive heart failure. Half of these people die within a year. Because of damage to their heart muscle, their hearts don't beat strongly enough. Victims frequently suffer swelling and shortness of breath. Stephenson, who began working on the idea of fashioning pumps from muscle about seven years ago, described the research at a science writers forum sponsored by the American Heart Association. So far, all of the research has been conducted in dogs. Some of the animals have been outfitted with the pumps for up to 2% months, and the muscle continues to pump strongly. In humans, Stephenson says he believes the pumps could assist the failing heart by pumping two liters of blood a minute. A healthy person's heart normally pumps four to six liters a minute, while that of a victim of heart failure might pump only three liters. "Surely if you could give most people two extra liters of blood a minute, there would be many people who wouldn't need an artificial heart or a heart transplant," he said. Stephenson has identified four muscles that he said could be used to make the pumps: the diaphragm muscle, which is used in breathing; the latissimus dorsi, the large muscles in the back; the pectoralis, the muscles in the upper chest, and the rectus abdominus, the muscles in the abdompn Since the body has two of each of these muscles, he said, one could be removed without causing serious disability. To build a new pump, doctors first treat the muscle for several weeks with electrical shocks. This conditions the muscle so that it acts like heart muscle that will work indefinitely without getting tired. Next, it is formed into a cone shape and inserted somewhere in the body. But it doesn't need to be placed near the heart. Instead, it can be hooked directly into a major artery. Finally, a pacemaker is attached to the muscle, and this makes it contract regularly, just like a normal heart. "There has never been a coherent federal strategy to attack organized crime's corruption of our business institutions and labor organizations." —Commission on Organized Crime quadrupled since he took office in 1981. But Commission Chairman Irving R. Kaufman, who presented the panel's report to Reagan at the White House, said: "There has never been a coherent federal strategy to attack organized crime's corruption of our business institutions and labor organizations." In a summary released to reporters, the commission criticized prosecutors who merely "count bodies" — convictions — as a measure of success. "Instead, a new strategy must be )\ SALINA AUTO SALVAGE It we don't have it jvecd'• get it T elephpne Service to 65 Cities 1 Vt Miles North on Highway 81 827-5686 developed to bankrupt individual mobsters and to discourage union officers, employers, and public officials from accommodating organized crime," the summary said. The panel, appointed by Reagan in 1983, faulted his administration for certain political alliances, saying, for example, that "long delays in reaching a resolution of a Department of Justice investigation concerning International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jackie Presser have led to a ... concern whether Presser's support of the administration in the 1980 and 1984 election campaigns influenced the conduct of the investigation." "Although the commission did not conduct an investigation for any evidence of wrongdoing in the Presser investigations ... it is convinced that the impact of such contacts can lead to an erosion of public confidence and dampen the desire to end racketeering," it said. Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese has denied any favoritism has been shown Presser or the Teamsters. The commission said that "even when there are no actual attempts to tamper with the prosecutorial process by using political power, certain ... well-timed political contributions can create an appearance of impropriety." The panel, without naming names, said that "former enforcement officials of the Department of Labor have noted that the opening of investigations into funds related to certain powerful unions, or a significant local of those unions, often resulted in prompt intervention from the office of the secretary of labor... Last weekend, Presser was subpoenaed to testify at the trial of five reputed midwestern crime bosses, but his attorney indicated that he would refuse to answer questions under his Fifth Amendment rights. The judge then postponed the subpoena. The other three unions, unlike the Teamsters, belong to the AFL-CIO.' There's a HEALTH INSURANCE Shield for you tool AT SHELTER, IT'S A MATTER Of PERSONAL PRIDE. DON MOSIER Crawford & Ohio — Salina 825-6227 W*£ P^BBMCSSSSjp BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES NOW BEING FORMED ...Learn From A Professional 823-6077 Bill& Carol Roenne id STATE MA|l ...£., FRI.& SAT -JAN. 16-17-18 10amto9pm Bargains Throughout The Mall'Over 30 Stores«Plenty of FREE Parking»Climate Controlled ' s\- A BARGAINS«BARGAINS GALORE All 1986 Calendars 50% OFF! All Remaining Christmas Items OFF v V-/JL JL • . KsTfiffitew ?P All Ladies' Winter Shoes & Boots NOW 72 P r * cc I ^^H^ No Layaways, Mall's Only Ladies' Refunds, or Specialty Shop" Exchanges Please. 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