Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 19, 1978 · Page 11
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Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 19, 1978
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Thursday, January 19, 1978 Ukiah,Daily Journal, Ukiah. Calif, fi By Jack Anderson /WASHINGTON ,- The .examples: rarefied air of high government office has an intoxicating effect on some officials who get the idea they are not bound by the rules that govern ordinary men. This has been the attitude of the clique that runs the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In an earlier installment, we reported that the agency's top officials have been overseeing government contracts and fees to insiders who sometimes turn out to be their wives. Now we have discovered another man-and- wife deal among NIDA's nunterous drug grants. Although public officials aren't supposed to be associated with any firm that receives mbney from their agencies, NIDA official Laurence Carroll and his wife, Guinevieve, have been principle stockholders in such a fir'm. The feisty, blunt- spoken Carroll was one of the incorporators o^ a Miami- based consulting firm called Social Systems, Inc. At least four states have funneled NIDA funds into this favored company. The state of Florida, for example, gave the company $40,000 in 1975 to run a drug-training program. Carroll removed his name from the firm some time in 1975, but his wife's name still appears as a director. Carroll insisted to our reporters Valerie Strauss and Howie Kurtz that "there's no longer any connection with our family." Any official listing of his wife's name, he said, "must be a legal error.'' Declared the combative Carroll: "I allowed my name to refnain on longer than I should have." Then he produced a letter from Social Systems stating that the company has never paid him any fee or dividend. He also contended that the firm never received,any money from his agency and that his wife was never paid out of federal fjinds. But Florida officials informed us, on the contrary, that they paid the company $40,000 in NIDA funds. And under a contract with Nebraska, the firm hired Carroll's w,ife as a consultant. She was paid with federal funds, the company president acknowledged. Carroll is now preparing to, retire from NIDA .and is looking for a job in Miami. On a government-paid trip to Miami, he met with a University of Miami professor and discussed a future job. The same Carroll, niean- while, oversees $250,000 in government grants and Qontracts, which go to the University of Miami.' He claimed he saw the professor "during off hours. I don't see any conflict." There have been many other irregularities in the awarding of NIDA contracts/ Some Today's Almanac By United Press International Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 1978 with 346 to follow. The moon is between its first quarter and full phase. The morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Jupiter. . Those bom on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born Jan. 19, 1807. On this day in history: In 1861, Georgia seceded ' from the Union. • In 1938, the Spanish Nationalist air force bombed, Barcelona and Valencia, killing 700 civilians arid wounding hviiidreds more. A thought for.the day: Gen. Robert E. Lee said, "Duty is the siiblimest word in our language. Do yoiir duty in all things. You cannot do more. You shoqld never wish to, do ll!SS." — During the Nixon years, a $2 million contract was awarded to Dr. John Mep- delson, a Massachusetjts researcher. The official wlio handled the contract, Dr. Nancy Mello, requested $8,000 so two investigators could, inspect a drug program in Hong Kong. After the money was approved, Dr. Meridelson married Dr. Mello, and the couple had a honeymoon in Hong Kong. Mendelson told us that both are qualified investigators, that they completed their research in Hong Kong and that federal money research ' paid for only part of the trip. The rest was financed by private donors, he said. — NIDA computers are supposed to keep track of thousands of drug addicts and treatment programs. But officials haVe secretly used the machines to compute the batting averages of players on local baseball teams. They have also used the computers to monitor an office football pool during the football season. The top brass at NIDA insist this extracurricular activity has been halted. — In 1975, a Maryland firm called Macro Systems,, Inc. offered Frederick Harrison a consulting job on a NIDA contract. At the same time, he was on the review board which was awarding the- contract Harrison said he was unaware of Macro's job offer because it was made through a member of his staff. In any case, his did not accept the offer. But interestingly, Harrison gave Macro top marks. "Excellent staff selection...outstanding," he wrote. A Macro spokesman told us "it was all very innocent. As soon as we realized we had approached someone who was on the review board, we dropped the arrangement," — Th& University of Miami ran a large NIDA drug training center for several years. Although NIDA official Lonnie Mitchell certified that the university did an excellent job, the school lost the contract in 1976. The new contract went to a firm called 'A.L. Nellum Associates, even though the university's bid was $100,000 lower than Nellum's. Inside sources claim the firm's owner and the NIDA official are close friends. Indeed, A.L. Nellupi conceded that tljey are "good friends." Nellum insisted, nevertheless, that Mitchell did not help him win the contract. Mitchell maintained that he never met Nellum until he had already won the contract. "I've seen him only a couple of times socially," said Mitchell. "I was surprised the university lost the contract. I thought they had done an excellent job." Such abuses have continued, insiders say, because NIDA director Robert DuPont spends more time gallivanting around the world than tending to his office. But those who complain have had their jobs downgraded. Television in Review Eurocommuriism woh*t reDlace TV football Dear Ann: My husbanddied ten years ago. He didn't leave trje much money but/J have, a lovely home with many beautiful antique pieces which we collected over ^the years. • • • ! • Lately, rather than buy wedding and graduation gifts for nieces and nephews, I've given them some of my posseSisioris. I have a son and daughter, both married, and four grandchildren to whom I have given some of my antiques. Everything was fine, at least 1 thought so, until my daughter found out I had given some of my antiques to the other relatives. She said a good mother would save everything for her daughter and grandchildren. Now whenever she comes over she checks to see if anything is missing. I am in my 60s, in good health, and not ffeSdyto die yet. I also would like to leave a few things to my sister and brothers who are very dear to me. When I mentioned this to my daughter, she said in anger, "They are not nearly as close as your own children and grandchildren. I resent it!" My son has never said a word — only my daughter. , Please advisfe m^. I am — Confused And Upset Dear C. and U.: Don't let that selfish girl intimidate you. Give your antiques io whomever you choose and by ail means specify, in your will, what you would like to leave to your sister and brothers. Gifts are what people want to GIVE. Being related does not automatically qualify a person as a recipient. Dear Ann: About a month ago, my boyfriend and I (we are both 18) vi'ere afraid we might have VD. We finally got up the nerve to go to the emergency entrance of a local hospital and get tested. We were assured no one need find out about it. They even made special arrangements so we could come back and learn the results, thus avoiding a phone call to Our homes. Happily, the results were negative. A nurse who happened to be a good friend of my boyfriend's mother somehow found out about our hospital visit. She told my boyfriend's mothei- who confronted him with it promptly. This has resulted in a great many problems and I am heartsick. Please let that gossipy lady know that she did a lot of daniage to several-people and we hope she won't do it again and hurt others as she has hurt us. — Canada Mess ' ' Dear CM.: That gossipy nurse should have been reported at once for unethical behavior. I urge you to seek out the chief of the nursing staff and inform her of this disgraceful breach of professional conduct. Dear Ann Landers: I am 15 years old — a girl who has "hoof-in-mouth" disease. Jt seems I'm always saying the wrong thing — especially when I'm around a guy I dig. Actually I'm shy but in order to cover up my shyness I come on awfully strong. Som? of the things I pop out with are pretty gross. When I hear my ;5.!?M3 shocked. It's not me at all. Any suggestions for a ture? — A Mouthy Mouse In Benton Harbor Dear Mouse: Being able to recognize and admit a fault Is a big step toward correcting it. Turn'|iown the voltage. Don't press. Your natttfal self is more desirable and will wear much better than the false front. Good luck, honey. By JOAN HANAUER LIPI Television Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Euro­ communism will replace night football and Henry Kissinger is no Roger Staubach when it comes to drawing a television audience. P'or better or for worse — and some disgruntled football fans may in retrospect believe it was for worse — Super Bowl XII was the most popular program in the nation for the week ending Jan. 15, according to the figures of the AC. Nielsen Co. If__Henry Kissinger as secretary of state had dropped the ball in world affairs the way both the Broncos and the Cowboys fumbled on Sjinday, World War Hi probably woujd be a di-op kick away. Biit his television special on the least watched program third. For the season to date, with an 8.6 rating and a 14 per ABC leads comfortably, with cent share of the audience, CBS second and NBC in the never compared to Super Bowl with, cellar. „ • ,11 ^<r,A ' a 46'9 rating and'a 68 share. * NBC's problems are not just CBS, which carried the, a mattief of coming up against Super Bowl, had guestimated before the final figures were in that 90 million people watched the game. Now it has scaled down its estimate to 86 million viewers. That makes Super BowlrXII ihe most watched Super ^owl ever, beating out XI, which had 82 n(iillion armchair ^ilartei-backs last year. a big sports event. The really bad news is that the network was able to place only two shows in the top half of the 65- item ratings list. The 10 top network programs for the wieek ending Jan. 15, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., were:. , 1: Super Bowl Game; 2: "Laverne & Shirley;" 3: Super Bowl post-game show; 4: "Happy Days;" 5: "AU in the Family;" 6: "Three's Company;" 7: "One Day at a Time;" 8: "Charlie's Angels;" 9: "60 Minutes;"10: "Barney Miller." The alMime high program remains the Jan. 30, 1977 episode of "Roots," which drew an estimated audience of 98 million viewers. The Blooper Bowl, as Super. XII was called, insured CBS of winning the week in the NBC — "Henry Kissinger: On .ratings war. That's the second the Record" — was at the in a row for CBS, with ABC bottom of the list for the week, coming in second and NBC LEES. ADAMS AND RICHARD J. HENDERSON ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW U.NDERTHENAMEOF ' ADAMS AND HENDERSON 215 West Standiey St. Ukiah, Ca.,95482 Telephone (707) 462-4726 Are you, or is someone you care about messing around with drugs — or considering it? Are all drugs bad? What about pot — in moderation? Ann Landers' new booklet, "Straight Dope on Drugs," separates' the facts from the fiction. For each booklet ordered, send a , dollar bill, plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope (24 cents postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box . 11995, Chicago, Illinois 60611. 1 • Television Highlights) Thursday's TV Highlights , By United Press International 8 p.m. CBS, The Waltons. Ben leaves Walton's Mountain after losing his part-time job. NBC, CHiPs. Ponch and, Baker face a thief of surfer's vans, an abandoned infant and a youth with a grudge against the police. ABC, Welcome Back, Kotter. Kotter discovers a similarity between Epstein's term paper and one he submitted himself ten years ago. PBSpOnce Upon a Classic. "What Katy Did."(Part 3) 8:30 p.m. ABC, Fish gets a million dollar pension check. PBS, "The Presidency: How Much .Alone?" ^ 9 CBS, NBC, ABC,, President Carter's State of the ' hospital bills. Urtion Address. PBS, "Only Then Regale My Eyes." 10 p.m. CBS, Barnaby Jones. J.R. becomes attracted to a female robbery accomplice he is trying to trap. NBC, What Ever Happened to the Class of '65? The class beauty, attacked by her father and propositioned by his business partner, married a gentle, caring forest ranger. ABC, Barney Miller, Yemena keels over and is rushed' to the hospital. PBS, Masterpiece Theater. "I, Claudiui^."(R) 10:30 p.m. ABC, Car.ter Country. 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For more information about your IRA, just telephone 462-6613 Savings Bank's trained Savings specialists will be pleased to answer your questions. Contributions may for the 1977 tax year. be made through February 14, 1978, to quaiify MENDOCINO COUNTY Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation School & Standiey Corner of State & Low Gap Rd. South State & Washington Hopiand ' Redwood Valley Mendocino Fort Bragg

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