Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 30, 1987 · Page 7
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, W7- 7 Business Notes Delahoyde also still owns the Pizza Parlor in Willits. Ben Franklin not closing A rumor that the Ben Franklin . „,_ .. A .. Store in downtown Ukiah is closing 1*31888 $29,000 is just a rumor, at least for the present time, according to Mark Matlock. Matlock, who has his offices in LaCanada, owns the local business, and said nothing is being changed at this time. "We're looking at some options there, but there's nothing final right now," he said. Matlock said he is currently remodeling his Ben Franklin Store in Vacaville, and will make a decision on the future of the Ukiah store at a later time. Robin Allen, local manager, could not be reached for comment. R.J. Plum's is closing R.J. Plum's Restaurant, 1430 N. State St., will be closing Monday, according to Don Delahoyde, who has operated the popular eatery for more than five years. According to Delahoyde, he has been ncgoiating for a new lease for the past 19 months and could not come to an agreement with the owner of the building, Jack Shaw, who also owns the Discovery Inn motel complex where the restaurant is located. "Sunday will be the last night we will be open and we invite our customers and friends to come by this week," Delahoyde said. He also noted that 35 people would be unemployed with the restaurant closing, many of whom had worked there since he took it over. "I hate losing the investment I have there, but I really like doing the catering business and this will give me more time for that," he said. Delahoyde owns Five Star Catering and operates it out of The Pub, another North State Street business of which he is half owner. Five Star Catering has the food concession at Mendocino Community College and does the food concessions for fairs, rodeos, concerts and other such events in Northern California, he said. The Pub serves daily lunches and is open in the evenings as a neighborhood bar and cocktail lounge. The third annual Winesong event to benefit the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, raised $29,000 above cost, according to Betty J. Allen, coordinator. More than 1,000 participants, including guests, representatives from more than 80 wineries, 25 restaurants, volunteers from the Mendocino Hospital Auxiliary, hospital employees and local service clubs enjoyed the afternoon of wine, cuisine, music, entertainment, and the auction. The oldest wine auctioned was an 1830 Sercial Madiera that sold for $210. The highest auction item was the original Winesong poster art by local wildlife artist, J.D. Mayhew, which sold for $1,000, Allen said. Lumber production down from year ago The report of comparative figures on western lumber production for the week ended Sept. 19 shows an increase over the previous week, but down from the same period a year ago. Issued by the Western Wood Products Association, lumber production during the week was 430 million board feet, 72 million feet more than the previous Labor Day holiday-shortened week. Orders were 345 million board feet, 78 million over the previous week's level; shipments were 407 million feet, an increase of 81 million feet. Figures for the same week a year ago show production at 477 million board, orders 404 million feet and shipments 441 million feet. Year-to-date figures show an increase in all areas over the same period last year. 1987 production was 15,679 billion board feet corn- paired to 14,068 in 1986. Orders this year stand at 15,755 billion board feet compaired to 14,303 last year, and shipments year-to-date are 15,689 billion board feet when last year's shipments were 14,120. Inventories in the 12-state region are 2.183 billion board feet, 22 million feet more than the previous week. Leading economic indicators climb 0.6 percent in August WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's chief forecasting gauge of future economic activity climbed 0.6 percent in August, the seventh consecutive increase and the longest string of advances since the economic recovery began in late 1980 The Commerce Department said the August increase followed a •revised July advance of 0.3 percent. Analysts said the string of gains in the index wa oointing the way to continued moderate economic growth for the rest of this year and through the 1988 presidential election, something bound to cheer Republicans hoping to hold onto the White House. The index last posted a decline in January. The seven monthly gains are the longest stretch of consecutive increases in the index since a string of 21 straight advances start- years. The leading index is composed ol eleven forward-looking business statistics and is designed to predict economic activity six to nine months in the future. The biggest positive force in August was a big gain in stock market prices, which pushed the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index up by 6.2 percent in August. In all, four of the available statistics were positive forces on the index. The other strength came from a drop in weekly unemployment claims, a rise in building permits and an increase in the nation's money supply. Four of the available indicators held the index back. The largest negative contribution came from a decline in plant and equipment orders by businesses, followed by changes in business delivery times ing in September 1982, right before on orders, changes in the prices of .t t _ • • _ r .i__ „..__.,»„* mu/ runt ATI ale anH a Hrr\n ir» manu_ the beginning of the current recovery. That long advance in the index signalled rapid economic growth in 1983 and 1984. The recovery from the 1981-82 recession will be 59 months long next month, making it the longest peacetime expansion in U.S. history. Economists do not expect growth in the coming months to be as strong as in the early years of the recovery, given the advanced stage of the expansion. Instead, they are forecasting a continuation of the moderate advances in economic adclivity in effect for the last two McLeod promoted Bruce Schlabaugh, Ukiah Dally Journal advertising director, Is pleased to announce the promotion of Pattl McLeod to national advertising manager. McLeod has been with the Journal as an advertising executive since March 1986. Magazines claim FBI kept tabs on authors NEW YORK (AP)—Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Norman Mailer and dozens of other American authors were placed under FBI surveillance because of writings or activities deemed subversive, according to two magazine articles. Herbert Mitgang, writing in The New Yorker, and Natalie Robins, whose article appears in The Nation, based the articles on FBI files they obtained separately under the Freedom of Information Act. Mitgang's article in the Oct. 5 issue said writers under surveillance by the FBI included Sinclair Lewis and Pearl Buck, criticized for promoting black civil rights; John Steinbeck, accused of tarnishing the nation's image, and Truman Capote, deemed a supporter of the Cuban revolution. Other authors named were Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg, Nelson Algren, John Dos Passes, William Faulkner, Thornton Wilder and W.H. Auden. Hemingway was considered by the FBI to be a drunk with possible Communist leanings, Mitgang said. Although the documented surveillance occurred from the 1930s to the 1960s, Mitgang concluded that "apparently the practice is continuing" — a charge vehemently denied Tuesday by an FBI spokesman. None of the more than 50 writers whose files were obtained was convicted of any crime attributed to them by the FBI or other federal agency, The New Yorker article said. The Nation article includes a list of 134 writers Whose files were released to Ms. Robins, who is preparing a book on the subject. Several of the writers on her list are still alive and include E.L. Doctorow. Mailer, Elizabeth Hardwick. raw materials and a drop in manufacturers' orders for consumer goods. One dollar coin again discussed WASHINGTON (AP) — A move is afoot to replace the $1 bill with a coin, despite the failure of the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin,which was introduced in 1979. Advocates of the changeover say it would reduce government spending, hold down the cost of vending- machine products, aid the visually handicapped and remove hidden costs of what they call the outmoded dollar bill. Sens. Pete V. Domenici,R-N.M., and John W. Warner, R-Va., and Reps. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz., introduced legislation Tuesday to begin minting a new coin dollar that would be "gold in color" but made of 90 percent copper. It would retain the dimensions of the Susan B. Anthony dollar, but would be made without the reeding, or small ribs on the edges. Kolbe, one of the early supporters of the change, said minting the Anthony dollar in the late 1970s was a sensible acknowledgement of inflation. "The 'Susie' failed, not because the need didn't exist, but because it was an alternative dollar rather than a replacement dollar," he said. "The coin lacked public support because it looked and felt like a quarter. It was about the same size, it was the same color, and it had the same reeded edge." However, Kolbe acknowledged that public support must be generated for the new proposal. "This is a long-term project," he said. "It is not going to happen quickly. We have to generate a lot more steam." The new coin would succeed the Anthony dollar, which was introduced in 1979 but never caught on. 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Buckley Jr. Ms. Boyle told the Washington Post on Tuesday that when she saw her file, she was surprised to discover "that I had a love affair with Ezra Pound — when I was 10 years old." According to Ms. Robins' article, to be released Friday in the Oct. 10 issue of The Nation, poet Edna St Vincent Millay came to the bureau's attention when she entered a "free trip to Russia" contest sponsored by a group trying to raise $40,000 to buy tractors for Soviet peasants. Mitgang and Ms. Robins said the timing of the articles was coincidental. FBI spokesman Bill Carter said the agency no longer has the time or the inclination to conduct such surveillance. These days, Carter said, "The only time the FBI investigates an individual or a group for domestic security issues is if they've created a violation of federal law, or if they've conspired to commit a specific violation of federal laws under FBI jurisdiction." "Expressing their constitutional right to dissent is not a violation of federal law," he said. The FBI wrote in 1942 that Hemingway was of "questionable" sobriety and later incorrectly labeled him as a "specialty writer" for a Communist newspaper, The Daily Worker. . . . Another FBI memorandum conceded there was no information "which would definitely lie him with the Communist Partyj" but added, "His views are 'liberal' and... he may be inclined favorably to Communist political philosophy." Fat suctioning called largely safe, effective CHICAGO (AP) — Fat suctioning, America's most popular form of cosmetic surgery, is largely safe and effective, though some variations are riskier than others and some practitioners are poorly trained, a medical group said today. The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons said in a report that it had documented 11 deaths and nine non-fatal cases of serious complications in an analysis of 100,000 U.S. liposuc- tion procedures over five years. Most of the complications were caused by clots of blood or fat blocking vessels to the heart, brain or lungs, the Chicago-based society said. Fat suctioning, or liposuction, involves inserting a tubular instrument under the skin and suctioning off fat tissue. The risk of complications increases when fat suctioning is combined with a technique of removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen called abdominoplas- ty, the plastic-surgeons group said. However, the society said the procedure has been so greatly refined that it can be used on fatty areas of the face and even improve the looks of the elderly, despite early reservations about them as appropriate candidates. Meanwhile, the society said fat transplants, a new twist on the procedure in which fat is sucked from one part of the body and injected into another, have had uneven success and should be considered experimental. Difficulties with liposuction are more likely when it is used for more than two quarts of fat. Such an amount requires the patient to be under general anesthesia, to be watched overnight and to have donated blood in advance in case bleeding makes a transfusion necessary, the society said. The society also reported that fat suctioning tends to be overused. Practitioners lacking training in other plastic surgery procedures may use liposuction when it is not appropriate, such as in the case of loose skin on the abdomen or under the chin, it said. A U.S. pioneer of fat suctioning blasted that conclusion and accused the society of engaging in a "turf, battle over money-" by spreading the impression that only plastic surgeons are qualified to do the lucra- tive procedure. "It is absolutely unconscionable what they are trying to do," said Dr. Julius Newman, chairman of cosmetic surgery at The Graduate Hospital, which is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "Plastic and reconstructive surgeons feel no other surgeons are capable of doing plastic surgery in any part of the body," said Newman, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, based in Pacific Palisades, Calif. "Our position is no one surgical specialty can control all of plastic surgery," he said, noting that a French gynecologist, not a plastic surgeon, developed the procedure and taught it to U.S. doctors. Newman said specialists such as eye surgeons; ear, nose and throat doctors; obstetrician- gynecologists, and orthopedists may in many cases be belter qualified than plastic surgeons to do lipo- suction because they would be more familiar with the body areas on which they would be performing the procedure. 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