Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 22, 1978 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, January 22, 1978
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a^Uklah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Gallf. Sunday, January XI, 1978 I • - • New research suggests Aspirin reduces stroke threat By AL ROSSITER Jr. UPI Science Editor NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — ^New research is , beginning to indicate that ordinary aspirin can reduce the threat of stroke syniptbms and recurreht heart attacks among people with diseased arteries. Study results are just beconning available and there is no evidence yet to support theories the anti-clotting effects of aspirin on blood will ix-event strokes or heart attacks among people with no signs, of disease. But Dr. WUliam Fields, head of neurology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, said, "There's no question aspirin has an effect." Fields outlined at an American Heart Association meeting Wednesday' the results of a two-year study by 10 institutions on the effects of aspirin on people who already had suffered "litUe strokes" or had other stroke symptoms. Half the patients were given two aspirins twice a day and the other half received dummy pills. Eighty-five percent of those receiving aspirin reported no additional symptoms during a period of up to two< years, compared with 58 percent of those who took dummy pills. Supporting that fincling was a preliminary report from a similar study conducted at 24 medical centers in Canada. The major result, according to Dr. lilichael Gent of McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, was a 50 percent reduction in death and disability from stroke among males taking aspirin, compared to those who took dummy medicine. Two studies.are now under ' way in the United States to see if daily aspirin doses will reduce the heart attack risk. Rfesiilts oif one study are expected to be. available next month. Ifowever, a recently completed study by doctors iri West Germany and Austria found that people who suffered one heart attack had fewer second attacks when they took aspirin. Aspirin has been in use for 80' years to relieve aches and pains and to lower temperatures. Some doctors over the years have noted that patients receiving aspirin regularly for chronic headaches or arthritis seemed to have lower occurence of stroke and heart attack. And in 1956 a Glendale, Calif., physician, , Dr. Lawrence Crayen, reported in an obscure medical journal that two ^ aspirins a day appeared to.prevent second heart attacks and possibly even first ones. Those reports, however, were virtually ignored and it was not until the early 1970s that Fields and other doctors decided to test aspirin in scientific studies. Laboi-atory studies show that aspirin interfered with the early stages of blood coagulation, but not to the extent of stopping clots needed to stop wound bleeding. Strokes can occur when blood clots block an artery feeding blood to the brain. When a dot forms in aq artery leading to the heart, the result is a heart attack. Such dots usually develop in arteries already narrowed by, the buildup of fats and other substances. Most students say they use alcohol WASHINGTON (UPI) Only 27 percent of high school students say they abstain from alcohol, according to self-administered questionnaires about their drinking habits. The student abstainers were more likely to be girls "Md to be the youngest students: The new information on teenage drinking was contained in a Department of Health, Education and Welfare report on the nation's health, released Wednesday. Students with low grades wei^ more likdy to drink and to drink more often than those with high grades, according to the annual report to Congress (Ml "Health, United Statra, 1976-77." But adult problem drinks were said to have slightly higher inconie and education than the rest of the population, it found. A problem drinker was defined as one consuming more than 1.5 ounces of absolute alcohol daily, the equivailent of about two mixed drinks. . The report also provided new information on the relation of smoking and health, said one of the most striking changes accompanying the liberalization of abortion laws has been a dedine in out-of-state abortions, and noted that the U.S. life expectancy is lengthening. "At every age, and for both sexes, death rates are higher for persons who smoke or who have smoked in the past than for those who have never smoked," said HEW, which has launched an a new anti- smoking educational campaign. "There is no question that cigarette smoking, a condition which is subject to control by .the individual, decreases longevity," the report said. It reported that smoking among adults has fallen slightly, but there has been a sizable increase among teenage feniales. Women are having abortions closer to home now that many states have liberalized abortion laws, the report said. In 1972, 44 percent of the reported legal abortions were for women who had to cross a' state line. Only 11 percent of abortions in 1975 were for women who had to cross state Unes to get them, the report said. The report's charts showed that a child bom in 1975 can expect to reach 72.5 years of age — the highest average life expectancy in history. It represents a gain of 1.6 years since 1970. The 1975 death rate of 8.9 per 1,000 was the lowest ever recorded in this country, the report said. ( Today's Almqnac) By United Press International Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the22nd day of 1978 with 343 to follow. . The nioon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Those bom on this date are, under the sign of Aquarius, British poet Lord Byron was born ,Jan. 22, 1788. ' On this day in history : In 1789, the first American novel, "The Power of Sympathy," by William Hill Brojvn, was published in Boston. In 1963; the nations of France and Germany —, old foes — signed a treaty pledging cooperation in foreign policy, defense and cultural'affairs. "in 1968, Communist North Korea seized the U.S. iiv- tdligence ship "Pueblo" in the sea of Japan and took 83 crewmen captive. The crew was released 11 months later, and North Korea kept the vessd. In 1973, former President Lyndon Johnson died at the age of 64. Sheinwold on bridgi For Sunday, January 22,1978 By SYDNEY DMARR idge cowards die too often "Sagittarius is rotten. Those people make me sick. You do, too, when you write glowing reports about thehi. Shape up or ship out! The world is in enough trouble without having you tout silly Sagittarius!" — Carl Rydell, Malibu, Calif. Response: Sagittarius ranges wide, from Eric Sevareid to Bette Midler. I leave it to our readers. Should there be a blackout on comments concerning Sagittarius? ARIES (Mar . 21 - Apr. 19): Changes in the home indicated — family member opens new line of communication. Be receptive, not gullible. Aquarius, Leo and Scorpio figure prominently. Spiritual enlightenment possiUe if you so permit. TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Emphasis on relatives, visits, messages, agreements concerning plans which include a young, energetic individual. Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius are spotlighted. Yes, call and short trip were beneficial. GEMINI (May 21 - June. 20): Money, income potential ?re discussed. Family, home, luxury items figure prominently. Key is adjustment, living within, your means, remembering special occasion affecting loved one. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): Steer clear of delusion or tendency to substitute for "real thing." Cyde high, dance to your own tune. Trust your judgment — sdect quality. Define terms —be definite concerning needs, . aspirations. Pisces, is in picture. ' LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Build, organize, get help from one who has been behind the scenes. Inside information is available. Don't permit false pride to block progress. Capricorn, Cancer individuals figure in scenario. Yes; you will know just what to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Accent on friaidship, knowing when to declail^e end to intolerable situation. Aries, (dancer. Libra figure prominently —so does number 9. Finish rather than initiate project. One you aided in past wants help again. Go ahead '-give it. UBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): You'll have i-eason for pride — in best sense. Achievement, accomplishment, special honor are on your personal agenda. Leo, Aquarius figure prominently. "There is room for you at more elevated position. Believe it and start doing something about it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Good Moon aspect coincides with long-range projects, philosoidiical- religious concepts, communication, sense of "completeness." Yss, you are being pulled in two directions—key is to know it and choose what is. best for yourself. — key is to know it and choose what is best for yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Stress versatility without scattering your forces. Accent on occult, intrigue, mystery. In personal affairs, choose happiness, contentment and veto "guessing games." Another Sagittarian could play significant role: CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): You may fed "tied up in knots." This is temporary and could be nature's signal to go slow. Accent on arrangements of permanent nature, marital status, details, thorough research. Aquarius, Taurus persons in picture. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): You find better ways to communicate with coworkers, who share basic objectives. Improved rapport indicated with pets, dependents. Gemini, Virgo figure in picture. You learn more about yourself due to unusual circumstances. PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): Accent on personality, magnetism, significant changes, creative endeavors, children. Adjustment occurs in home—harmony can be restored. Know it and act accordingly. Music and color play major roles. Yes, Taurus could be in picture. IF JANUARY 22 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY you are creative, impulsive, unorthodox, could have been separated fi-om one or both parents at early age. Scorpio, Leo persons play important roles in your life. May should be your most significant month of 1978, a year featuring accelerated social life, travel, greater opportunity for self-expression. ,By ALFRED SHEINWOLD TTie coward dies a thousand deaths at the bridge table. The brave man takes his chances and often manages to survive. • South dealer Both sides vulnerable. , NORTH • AK984 ^9 6 2 0 1096 • K7 WEST • Q J 10 5 ^84 0 42 •J8542 EAST • 73 ^ K J 10 7 3 03 • AQ963 SOUTH • 62 <7AQ5 0 A K Q J 8 7 5 • 10 South West North East 10 Paps !• 2^ 3^ Pass - 3 • Pass 5 0 Pass 6 0 All Pass Opening lead — <7 8 South won the first heart trick and drew two'rounds of trumps to make sure nobody ruffed anything. Unfortunately, he put himself on, the list of people who couldn't ruff. , South had to go after the spades in case dummy's king of clubs turned out to" bie useless. He cashed the .top spades and ruffed a spade, but the six missing spades failed to break evenly. South eventually lost a neart and a dub. COWARDLY DRAW There was, no hainn in drawing one round of trumps, , but South was a coward to draw the second trump. He should start the spades ^fter just one trump. He ruffs the third spade, enters dummy with the nine of trumps and ruffs another spade with a high trump. By this time dummy's last spade is good, and South can lead a trump to dummy's ten to cash the good spade. South's cowardly second romd of trumps cost him 1470 points. DAILY QUESTION Partner opens with one diamond, and the next player passes. You hold: Spades Q J 10 5; Hearts 8 4, Diamonds 4,2, dubs J 8 5 4 2. What do you say? ANSWER:. Pass. You have only 4 points in high cards, a poor fit with partner's suit and not even a decent suit of your own. You might bid pne spade if you had a fifth spade or if your spades were!' headed by K-J instead of Q-J. Television Highlights] A thought for the day: Irish poet Thomas Moore said, "My only 'books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me." 10 a.m. NBC, A Conversation with Archbishop John.Quinn. 12:30 p.m. NBC, Dynamic Duos. Famous athletes of the past and present compete in bowling. Dick But^^us and Ray Nitscke vs. Johnny Bench and Tom Seaver. John Brodie, host. 1 p.m. CBS, Grand Slam Tennis. Men's Singles Final. NBC, College Basketball. UCLA vs. Notre Dame. 2 p.m. ABC, Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Tour-, nament. 3 p.m. NBC, Sportsworid. A look at fan violence at sports events; Muhammad Ali track meet. World Cup Gymnastics. 3 p.m. PBS, Great Performances. "Dance in America: Merce Cunningham.". . 4 p.m. ABC, Wide World of Sports. Muhammad Ali looks at his three greatest hghts; The International Ice Revue from iMontredl. 7 CBS, Sixty Minutes with Mike Wallace, Morjey Safer and Dan Rather. NBC, The Wonderful World Qf Disney. "Journey to the Valley of the . Emu." An- aborigine boy and a wild dingo' dog make a dangerous journey through the Australian outback. ABC, Hardy Boys — Niancy Drew Mysteries. Frank and Joe help a psychically gifted girl hounded by a witch. 8 p.m. CBS, Rhoda is so successful at her new job that she finds hersdf with no time for anything dse. NBC, The Big Event. "Fifty Years of Country Music." Glen Campbell, Roy, Clark and Dolly P'arton, hosts. ABC, The Six Million Dollar Man. Steve tries to immobolize a juggernaut programmed to destroy a city.(Part 1) PBS, Evening At Symphony. "Bartok — Beethoven." 8:30 p.m. CBS, On Our Own. Maria, Julia and Eddie are invited to a health spa that tiurns out to be a nudist camp. ? p.m. CBS, All In The Family. ABC, Movie. "The man With the Golden Gun," starring Roger Moore and Britt Ekland. James Bond is the target for a $1 million assassin with a bullet of solid gold. PBS, Masterpiece •Rieatre. I, Claudius. 9:30, Alice. 10 p.m. CBS, The Carol Burnett Show. Vicki Lawrence and Tim ConWay co-star. PBS, Visions. ''War Widow." Dear Ann Landers: I'm writing to you ,so maybe somebody who reads this arid thinks price-changing and'shoplifting is a neat way to get things they can't afford will-have a second thought. ^, I shoplifted a few small things like earrings and lipstick and it was easy. I decided I'd like an expensive coat, so I tried the price-tag-switehing trick. Well, I was caught changing the tickets. It was the most humiliating experience of my life. It seemed like everyone in the whole world was, looking at me. I Wanted to die. Lucky for me the person who caught me was a nice store detective. He warned what could happen if he reported it. I never dreamed the penalties were so stiff. I don't think anybody does. Since this was the first time I had ever been caught, he let me off when I promised I would never again do such a thing. And, Ann, I am going to keep that promise. I'm still very much ashamed of myself, biit I have learned my lesson. Maybe this letter will keep someone else from trying it. I hope so. — Sixteen And Cured-For Life Dear Sixteen: So do I. And thanks for sharing your humiliation in an effort to spare others the grief. Dear Ann Landers: I am asking you to print this letter on behalf of all barbers. We are the most abused, under-appreciated working people in the world. "The public thinks all it takes to be a barijer is to learn how to hold a pair of scissors and cut hair. They don't realize we have to spend long hours studying bone structure, muscle networks, bacteriology, skin, hair, scalp and skin diseases, also VD symptoms, chemistry, blood vessels, bookkeeping, shop management and electricity. It burns me up that so many people think barbers are dummies. Good barbers are always studying what's new. At night after a hard day's work they go to classes. They have to be really good at their profession with so many men wanting layered sideburns and well-ttAmmed moustaches and beards. It's not like the crewcut days when all they had to do was chop, chop, chop. Please ask the public to treat Us with a little more respect. We deserve it. — Long Hours In Ohio Dear Long Hours: I will. You folks out there who think barbers are dummies had better get with it. And now with so many men wearing their hair longer, barbers are having a more difficult time making a Uving. A little more consideration, please, for the nation's clippers. Dear Ann Landers: Dr. Lawrence Longo of Loma Linda University compares the vulnerability of the fetus of a smoking mother to the caged canaries that coal miners took underground because these small creatures were far more sensitive than humans to the presence of deadly gas. If there was any gas within miles the canaries collapsed. Please, Ann, tdl pregnant women NOT to smoke. There is now overwhelming .evidence that it is truly dangerous for their unborn babies. — Children Have Rights, Too Dear Friend: I have told them — many times. Thank you for tdling them again. ' , , By Jack Anderson WASHINGTON — Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's first move after his dramatic visit to Israel last November was to place an overseas call to the White House. "President Sadat told President Carter," according to a confidential summary of the conversation, "that he would not have gone to Israel had the United States and others not persisted in their efforts over the last ten months to obtain a comprehensive settlement of the Middle East problem." From that moment, Sadat has sought to involve the United States in the Israeli- Egyptian negotiations. Carter was cautious at first, taking pains to keep a low profUe. At his next cabinet meeting pn Nov. 21 he confided that he had do,ne "'everything possible in recent days to discourage international criticism" of Sadat's bold overture. The president also expressed his belief "that all parties are acting in good faith and that the visit will help to end the stalemate." The greatest obstacle, he told the dosed-door session, would be "to break down long-standmg suspicions and insecurities':" He pledged that the United States "will persist in its efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East." At the same time, he stressed that "peace will not come easily" and that "the negotiation efforts will be tedious.'' The president's intention had been to keep out of the negotiations and to encourage both parties from the sidelines. But gradually the United States has been drawn deeper into the give-and-take until it is now an active backstage participant. The euphoria of the November breakthrough, meanwhile, has given way to hard bargaining. Carter has brought quiet pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin to be more flexible. The president's dealings with Begin have been frustrating. Carter has confided to intimates that the Israeli leader will seem to agree to a concession and then will back off after encountering political opposition. Carter has also used ail the dout he can bring to bear upon Sadat's Arab neighbors to keep them .from abandoning Egypt. He has had sonie success with Jordan's King Hussein and Saudi Arabia's King Khalid, none at all with Syria's President Assad; The obstacles to an Israeli- Egyptian understanding seem almost. insurmountable, ex: cept for the human factor. Both Sadat and Begin have an enormous personal stake in reaching an agreement. And increasingly. President Carter ' is finding himself caught in the same boat with them. POLISHING THE BIG APPLE — Edward Koch, New York City's lanky new mayor, had scarcely jammed his long legs under Fiorello LaGuardia's old desk when he received a blunt message from Treasury Secretary Michael Blumenthal. The guardian of the federal purse strings notified Koch that he cannot count on federal aid forever. The mayor has until Jan. 20 to produce a four-year plan for financing the city's operations. He will also have to find local funds to salvage the city. For Blumenthal has won a backstage battle with Patricia Harris, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, over aid to New , York City. Blumenthal put his foot down on extending additional aid. The city, hie said at a recent cabinet meeMng, must balance its books. Harris cried out in alarm. Any cut in federal funds, she objected, "would be tantamount to requiring further cuts in essential city services." Blumenthal responded that the Carter administration had been extraordinarily generous with the ailing city. "New York City received $1 billion mor^ in the first year of the Carter administration," he said, "than in the last year of the Ford administration." He warned that "continuing to provide loans without forcing the city to take more responsibiUty for its,, future will create a precedent for other eities that are in financial trouble." Blumenthal won the, debate, and Koch is now taking lessons in budget balancing. HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES - President Carter has begun leaning more heavily on Walter Mondale. The vice president directed the preparation, for example, of Carter's agenda for 1978. The president was so pleased that he praised Mondale to the cabinet. —President Carter isn't the only one who has been having trouble with his interpreter. In Tokyo, Defense Secretary Harold Brown recently informed Jlmya Yano, head of Japan's Komeito party, that the United States would mak^ no further reductions in its military presence in the Pacific. Yano's interpreter translated the remark backwards, and Yano issued an incorrfect statement to the {H-ess. Brown tried in vain to correct the misstatement. The Pacific Stars and Stripes, which serves more than 100,000 GIs in the Padfic, has slipped $2.4 million into the red since 1972. The military brass have recommended that the paper be consolidated with its European counterpart to save it from financial collapse. An alarmed Sen. Wendell Anderson, D-Minn., has privately requested a Pentagon probe of the newspaper's dedine. Now You Know By United Press International The largest single cuUnary dish is a Bedouin wedding feast of cooked eggs stuffed in fish stuffed in chickens stuffed in sheep stuffed in an entire camd. Are your parents too strict? Hard to reach? Ann Landers' booklet. "Bugged By Parents? How to Get More Freedom,'/ coyld help you bridge the generation gap. Send 50 cents in cp. ' with your request and a Ipng, stamped, self-addrr a envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1' * <\ ago, Illinois 60611. CONTRACTORS LICENSE COURSE OFFERED IN UKIAH! For information,and regtstratiort call: Area Code (916) 4860404

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