Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 25, 1978 · Page 6
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Wednesday, January 25, 1978 Uklah Daily Journal, Ukiah/Callf.—7 From satellite No evidence of ioi c WEATHER) OTTAWA (UPI) — Ground crews failed to find any evidence of radioactivity at the only major - population center in an area of northern Canada where a nuclear- powered' Soviet spy satellite disappeared, a defense department spokesman said today. Air samples obtained by American U-2 and KC-135 detector craft high above the spot near Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories where the runaway Cosmos satellite dropped from radar Tuesday were being analyzed, spokesman Doug Caie said. He said a 22-man Nuclear Accident Support Team equipped with Geiger counters conducted five sweeps in and around Yellowknife, the largest community in the remote Northwest Territories and reported no traces of radiation. " The Cosmos was thought to have dropped from orbit and disintegrated near the Great Slave- Lake, where Yellowknife is located. The first Canadian craft involved in the probe — a Hercules equipped with ^ U.S.loaned radiation detection pod — started searching a 25,000-square-mile zone for ground-level remnants of the Soviet satellite early today. Caie said the Hercules, which planned an 11-hour sweep along a 450-mile trajectory at an altitude of between 1,500 and 2,000 feet,was the first of three such aircraft to be thrown into the search this morning. Each Hercules carried five U.S. technical experts to operate the radiation monitor pods, plus the normal comple J ment of Canadian aircrew. Caie said that at daybreak two small Twin Otter aircraft would begin a visual search of the area. Officials in both Ottawa and Washington said there was little chance any potentially dangerous debris reached earth and the Soviets said' the satellite was designed to be destroyed on re-entering the atmosphere. The official Soviet news agency Tass, acknowledging loss of the satellite, said it suffered a sharp decompression Jan. 6 that forced it to fall out of orbit. Hours later, the Soviets launched a new Cosmos. In Washington, White House security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Said the flame-out had caused no international crisis and had brought admirable Soviet cooperation. But Canadian Deputy Prime. Minister Allan MacEachen. complained that his government . learned from Washington of the satellite's flaming descent from a 150- mile high orbit. "As far" as I know, they (the Soviets) had not told us of any possibility of their satellite landing in Canada," MacEac­ hen said. President Carter telephoned Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to advise him the satellite was plunging toward Canadian territory. U.S. officials said the satellite — launched last September as No. 954 in the Soviets' long-running Cosmos series — was a spy satellite designed to monitor the movements of Western ships and submarines. . Tass said the satellite carried "a small nuclear non- explosive unit" for the craft's instruments. A Western scientific-expert in Moscow said Cosmos 954 was probably the first such nuclearpowered Cosmos the Soviets had launched into a near-earth orbit. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — California extended forecast Friday through Sunday: Northern California — Chance of showers in the north Friday with variable cloudiness elsewhere. Otherwise fair and dry through the period with night and morning valley fog. Temperatures averaging near or a little above normal..Highs in the 50s with lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low altitudes. Central California — Fair dry weather through the period with valley fog. Temperatures averaging near or a little above normal. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s with lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low altitudes. Southern California desert areas — Mostly fair. High temperatures 46 to 52 Owens Valley, 57 to 63 in the high deserts and 64 to 70 in the lower desert valleys. Overnight lows mostly in the 20s Owens Valley, 28 to 36 high deserts and 36 to 44 lower desert valleys. . Southern California coastal and mountain areas — Mostly fair. High temperatures 60s to low 70s coastal sections and 42 to 50 at the mountain resorts: Overnight lows coastal secx tions" in the 40s except in the 30s" higher inland valleys. Lows in the mountains 20s to low 30s. . Skies were fair over most of the state Tuesday except for dense morning fog with zero visibilities in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Highs were mostly to the 50s and some sites in the desert recorded 66. degrees. The Sierra Nevada stations were near 40 degrees after a frosty morning. A cool dry northern flow aloft is responsible for the clear skies, which should continue through Thursday with variable high clouds in the north and patchy low cloudiness near the coast night and morning. Snow shoveling could turn to sandbagging today in sections More budget highlights Pregnancies WASHINGTON (UPI) President Carter told Congress today he will propose an Adolescent Health, Services and Pregnancy Prevention Act to reduce the rate of pregnancies among tefen-age girls. Providing new details of the administration's promised alternatives to abortion, Carter said he would seek the new legislation to provide birth control services in communities without them and to coordinate federal programs aimed at pregnant teen-agers. Carter opposes the use of federal funds for abortions. His budget said 1 million teen-agers become pregnant annually. Two million sexually active adolescent women receive no birth control services or counseling, he said. Should ,they become pregnant, they are more likely than older women to have low weight babies. Such infants run a high risk of birth defects and death. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare would direct $338 million worth of birth control services and information, both to prevent unwanted and repeat pregnancies among teenagers and to reduce the likelihood of babies in poor health and mothers on welfare, the budget said. Priority for the funds, if Congress approves, Would go to low-income communities with high rates of teen-age "pregnancy. Congress probably will give its blessing to the idea if not all the details of Carter's pregnancy prevention plan. The funds could be used for; family planning, ,sex education, instruction on parenthood, health care, vocational and employment counseling and services to help pregnant teens stay in school. HEW, which drafted the plan, had given consideration vming its influence to allow • -en agers to get con' rj -acfptives without parental Smoking WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Carter today proposed spending nearly $30 .million to get people to kick cigarettes. The anti-smoking effort is a project of HEW Secretary Joseph Califano, an ex- smoker who gave up the habit at his son's request. An $8.5 million chunk of the anti-smoking funds would be spent mostly on public education to discourage teen-agers from starting. "Cigarette smoking represents the single largest preventable cause of premature death and unnecessary illness and disability in the United States," the budget said. The risk of developing lung cancer was said to be 10 times greater for smokers than for non-smokers. . The government also wants to increase research on what smoking does to the reproductive process, contraception and the . development of children born to smokers and exposed to smoke. • Part of the, money would be spertt on "research to identify methods to facilitate smoking cessation." Immunize WASHINGTON (UPI) The administration asked Congress today for $12 million more in health funds to increase levels of immunization among children against communicable childhood diseases. Some public health professionals say imrhtinization levels among school-age children are dangerously low for such diseases as polio, which until recent years has been considered eradicated in this country. President Carter's budget seeks $35 million, an increase of $12 million over present spending, to raise the immunization level of children under 15 from 60 percent to 90 percent By October, 1979, for a group of childhood diseases. These diseases also include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, measles, mumps and German measles or rubella. The money would be used to immunize 16.7 .million children who are considered inadequately protected against communicable diseases. , Grants would be awarded by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta to 63 state and local health agencies to buy vaccine and hire health workers. of the battered Northeast. A winter storm, with diminishing intensity, and a low pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico threatened to bring warmer temperatures and rains of 1-3 inches — and possible flooding — to the •Northeast. "The deep snow coveFover New England will be able to absorb at least some of the rains* especially at the beginning," the National Weather Service predicted. "But it is likely that many areas will have some urban and highway flooding later on, especially where storm drains are still clogged with ice and snow." New York Mayor Edward Koch issued an urgent plea to residents to clear storm drains near their homes. Workers moved quickly to clear clogged sewers in Massachusetts. , "We're patrolling the streets to check conditions of drains and pinpoint trouble areas," said Wiljiam Hannigan, a sewer superintendent for the state. ' . For the first time since the worst snowstorm of the decade struck the New York area last Friday, traffic approached normal in New York Tuesday. But, in Boston, motorists disregarded pleas to stay off the streets, causing massive traffic tie-ups. "The city has dug out from last week's storm, but that. doesn't mean city streets are anywhere near normal," said Boston Mayor Kevin H. White. Must file now for tax delay Senior citizen homeowners have just a few more days to postpone payment of their 1977-78 property taxes. Jan. 31 is the deadline for filing a postponement claim, and there are no provisions for late filing, according to Ray Mills, chief, of operations for the State Franchise Tax Board. Enacted <by the State Legislature last fall, the Senior Citizens Property Tax Postponement Law gives older homeowners the option of having the State pay their residential property taxes and filing a lien on the property. To be eligible, the claimant . and all co-owners except the claimant's spouse must be 62 years .or older, occupy the ,residence, have a total household income of $20,000 or less, and have at least a 20 percent equity in the property. They also must have the homeowners' exemption and receive a separate tax bill.. Qualified homeowners who file timely claims will receive certificates from the State" Controller. These may be used to pay all or part of both the first and second installments of 1977-78 property taxes. In addition, Mills sajd, delinquent taxes for prior years also, can be postponed this first year. , The certificates should be : taken to the tax collector and j filled in, showing the amount \ to be postponed. The taxpayer i ' who already has paid the first i installment, due Dec. 12, 1977, ! will receive a refund from the i county for the amount paid. \ Homeowners who have \ questions should contact the \ department immediately \ because of the imminent \ deadline, Mills advised. How to use your house to borrow up to $ 30,000 s (Howyou use the money is up to you.) We make Home Equity Loans. For anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000, secured by a combination of real estate and personal property. It's money you can use to clean up bills for a fresh start on your budget,.., make home improvements ... buy things ... travel k .. do the things you want to do'. At Be-nevest, you have your choice of convenient payment plans No balloon payment. No long waits- for^'approval. 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