Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 4, 1978 · Page 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 14

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, January 4, 1978
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16—Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Wednesday, January 4, 1978 Cold fever: A chatgin^^^^ By MICHAEL GRANT Copley Nlbws Service There is a rhinovirus loose in my upper respiratory system. , Rhin'oviruses are credited with causing the common cold, and I can't remiember ianother agent of misery that wgs so aptly named. "Influenza" and "streptococcus" are very descriptive cOusins, but "rhinovirus" is so perfectly appropriate to the stomped-on feeling in the middle of my face. They are among God's tiniest creatures, rhinoviruses are, and there must be a million. or more of them stampeding about my sinusal corrals. But I suspect it would take only one, really, to knock a heretofore robust human flat on his backside. I can't recall seeing a picture of a rhinovirus, but I imagine-it is gray and four- legged, with sharp, flinty hooves and a nearsighted affinity for ramming its bony, pronounced proboscis into, things that get in it's way, like membranes and nerve endings. So far as science has determined, the rhinovirus — shielded as it is by^ thick, wrinkled plates of armor that repel antibiotics, antihistamines and anti-tank guns with equal facility — is indestructible. Against it, we are defenseless; Jeeps stalled upon the veldt. We can only roll body and soul into a little ball against its capricious raging, and wait until it is through with us. (The dictionary prescribes its pronunciation as "rhinovirus," though I would suggest the obvious imagery could be further enhanced, and properly so, by slurring it to "rhi-NOV-erous.") I am thusly tucked, and hojlding. . We have arrived in that quarter of the year when the fusillade of 1977-78 cold remedy commercials hits prime time, and in the last week I've been prone to pay some attention to that sort of trivia. I have rioticed that the promise is the same, but the pitch is coming in from a different angle. One capsule actually claims superiority over a rival product, a liquid, because it lacks several-of the liquid's ingredients. I appreciate this.appraoch,' because" it adVocates (or at least implies support of) simplicity, though this particular capsule lost my trust years ago when it dried my head to the consistency of a bowling ball. I came near the point of cheering for the rhinoviri^ses. , , There are no "remedies," of course; they bounce off' the rhinovirus like bullets off Wonder Woman. There are only holding tactics, and in my mind these are divided into two strategies: distract the rhinovirus in some way or forget the rhinovirus and distract the victim. , •Either way, simplicity is best. I have always thought Scoff's World A new en boy By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - The , young man has just about everything going for him. His blonde and beautiful mother was a star. His father ranks among the most celebrated gridiron stars of .the century. He was reared in luicury, surrounded by celebrities and he became a college football hero himself. . Now at 26 he is starring in his own dramatic network television show. He is Mark Harmon, son of Elyse Knox and Tom Harmon. The show, "Sam," makes its debut on CBS Jan. 31. Mark, an inordinately handsome fellow, attained national attention as a UCLA quarterback in the early 1970s and is now pursuing an. acting career. He is poised, self-effacing and confidently laid back. Young Harmon appreciates the values of his b{ackground. He also is aware that hif future as an actor is unrelated to the achievements of his parents and his own exploits on the football field. Unlike ^many another athlete-turned-actor — say, Mark Spitz — Mark has attended acting classes for five years. He attends movies with a zealot's"dedicatiori, studying the techniques of Montgomery Qift, Paul Newman and Gary C^ooper. He began modestly enough appearing in ,small roles in episodic television and last year won a'n Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in "Eleanor and • Franklin." Earlier this year he played a Earth to be a giant greenhouse? BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) Man's increased dependence on fossil fuels could turn the earth into a giant greenhouse, accoi*ding to Dr.. Francis Bretherton of the newly formed national Climate Research Board. By burning coal and gas, man will double the carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere within 100 years and will result in a "greenhouse effect" where the earth's temperature will rise, he said. , "Maybe it's a good thing., Who knows. Some,people like it warm," said Bretherton, whose agency is attempting to understand the whys and hows of climate change by studying the past and trying to predict the future. "Understanding the causes of past climate changes and developing a coherent picture of how our earth's climate functions may be among the most interesting scientific challenges we face today," he said. Rretherton said scientists have found by examining ocean sediments and tree rings the earth's climate has changed in the past. Past shifts have been dramatic, he sai°d, and include several major ice ages Jh £iddition to. the last major one 20,000 years ago. "We shouldn't tak? the kind of climate we have fof granted," he said. "It has changed frequently and by large amounts." key role in his first movie, "Comes A Horseman," which will be released next spring. The cast is filled with heavyweights — Jane Fonda, Jason Robards and James Caan. ^1 Jack Webb', impressed with Mark's cool screen presence, chose him to play a young policeman who works" the bomb and narcotics squads with a yellow Labrador retriever named "Sam." Mark prepared more carefully for his role than he did for UCLA game plans. He spent weeks riding in Los Angeles Police Department squad cars. He studied the records of current K-9 units in large cities. "Our series is based on a real Los Angeles police dog who nosed out the aljrfiabet bomber and got the medal of valor for it," Mark said. "I spent a lot of time with the policeman, Duane Shube, and Hans, who broke that case. "Duane has become a good friend and adviser. Hans is a fantastic dog. Duane took a tiny bit of plastic explosive and rubbed it on the side of a box and then hid it in the police academy lot. "It is the size of about four football fields, filled with automobiles and crates and jimk. It took Hans 30 seconds to sniff it out." Two months ago Mark was introduced to Sam. He took the 4-yeait-old Labrador to his San Fernando Valley home for six weeks and worked with Sam and his trainer, Carl Spitz Jr., almost evei-y day. Instead of explosives and drugs, Sam was trained to sniff out anise. It was necessary for Sam to obey Mark's commands on camera as well as Spitz's directions off camera. Sam, unlike Lassie, doesn't open doorsor save imperiled young children. The dog is used solely for search missions, detecting drugs and explosives. Mark, down some 20 pounds from his football playing weight, realizes it is he, not Sam, who must carry the show, abetted by Paul Burke who plays his captain on the new series. He believes hiis yiears as UCLA's gridiron leader have helped prepare him for his new career on the screen. "There's some kind of parallel between athlete and actor but I'm not quite sure what it is," he said. "You have to put a lot pf dedication and desire into both. I worked hard at perfecting football techniques and the same' applies to acting if you want to do it well. "I've always looked on the camera as a friend. It doesn't frighten, rhe because somebody was always taking pictures of my parents or the family, "Iguess I got accustomed to movie cameras when I was in junior high school and the family was doing cereal com: mercials in our back yard." Mark got his first taste of professibnal acting when he was still at UCLA. He played a small role in "Ozzie's Girls." The late Ozzie Nelson produced and starred in the show. Rick Nelson is married to Mark's sister, Kris. "Acting was always in the back of my mind," Mark said. "But it was only two years ago that 1 admitted it to myself. "Until then I was merchandising director for Media (Central. It^got me on my feet financially." parading a list of extra added ingredients before the simpleminded rhinovirus was no different than offering an elephant sole veronique: Give the elephant some hay, and the rhinovirus some aspirin to nibble on. I like to employ both, strategies. I feed the rhinovirus aspirin, and it also seems to like vitamin C. And I distract myself in a traditional manner that dates to the hawkers of cure-all elixirs. My own favorite tonic is bottled by a Mr. Daniels of Lynchburg, Tenn. My wife considers it prohibitively expensive, though I find its price more than offset by its medicinal properties. My grandma didn't know a rhinovirus from a boiled egg, so her treatments dwelled on distracting the victim. She didn't favor elixirs, for young boys or old, but she knew some other excellent ways to achieve her goal. A swabbing of the throat with Merthiolate was certain to redirect one's discomfort, both during the treatment and for sorhe time thereafter. She also prescribed half a teaspooji of Vicks salve, to be held in the mouth until it melted. Then at bedtime, my chest would receive a coating^ about a quarter of an inch thick, of Vicks, over which wept a hot towel. Jhe covers then were pulled up close under my chin, and she gave me hot lemonade, so hot She could not hold the glass. She gave it to me from a spoon. I don't know; she may inadvertently have been distracting the rhinoviruses, too, at this point. I was aware only of my body slowly turning itself inside out, in a Veniisian atmosphere of a camphor and sweat, and it may be the rhinoviruses welcomed the opportunity to escape. She swore by this treatment, in any event, and began its administration at the first sniffle. It was a great inducement to preventive medicine. I did everything I could to avoid catching a cold. I carry that lesson with me to this day, bless her heart. Naming the boneburger WASHINGTON (LfPI) Negotiations reportedly are underway between the meat industry and a consumer organization to find an agreeable name for a food product containing ground bone. Agriculture Department sources report a compromise reached by the industry and the Consumer Federation of America could modify the government's proposal that the product be called Tissue from Ground Bone. , "We'd be heavily influenced to accept it," the source said. The American Meat Institute says any food product'' containing "tissue from ground bone" on its label wouldn't sell. It likes the nannie Mechanically Deboned Meat — or better yet Beef Food Product, At stake is a controversial product that now goes to waste. The substance is produced by grinding up bones with attached meat scraps. Mpst of the bone is then screened out, leaving a ground meat containing up to 3 percent powdered bone. Foods such as hot dogs could contain 20 percent of the product. An industry spokesman s&id the process "offers an opportunity to save millions of pounds of good meat that is now wasted" because it cannot be saved -in hand deboning. Similar processes have been used for poultry and fish for years, he said. Assistant Agriculture Secretary Carol Foreman approved the initial "tissue from ground bone" name, but says the government is more than happy to drop its proposal for a substitute which would tell consumers just what they are buying. ' The dispute over the name is just another facet of controversy that has surrounded the product for more than a year. In 1976, a court order forced a halt to production of the food on grounds the Agriculture Department had not followed proper procedures in approving it. Last October the government, after a study in which government experts ruled the product shie, issued a proposal to allow the meat la-oduct to be sold — under the name Tissue from Ground Bone. But industry , officials protested the name did not {K-otJCrly describe the product. A survey submitted by the industry showed few people would buy anything containing an ingredient so labeled. Initially, the institute. had wanted to call the produpt Mechanically Deboned Meat, but later it formally proposed another name — "Beef Food, Product (contains up to 0.15 percent calcium)." A public hearing may be held before final sales clearance is. granted, sources said. Safeway In-Storc BAKE SHOP Specicils! | ^%| Spccicds! Specials! Chocolate Chip AdcUcioussnacU ^ ^ anytime! Cookies English Muffin Bread lib. loaf 2^9 Raised Donuts . 16* ea. ea. YouTl Find Us At: 653 So. State St Ukiah Itiems and prices in this ad are available January 4,1978, thru Januaiv 10,1978. Sales in retail quantities only. ^^^^ LIMITED TIME January 4-8 reat sewing values. ^^rkt\ *40 off flat-bed.* Your QCl"" choice. Both models otter these features: • Handy bobbin windejr with automatic shutoff • Pushbutton reverse for easy backstitching *Head only, operating control extra. Stitches include 3 stretch, 3 util^ ity, 1 decorative. Buttonholer, blindhemmer are BuiU in. 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