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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - October 14, 1985, Ukiah, California                                October 1985 Bears chew up favored to win Super Bowl Page 9 Bright Star School shines Page3 Weather MENDOCINO COUNTY Sun ny today and a little warmer with highs from the 60s to near Northwest winds locally 20 mph near the Light wind Clear tonight with lows 35 to Northwest coastal winds to 20 mph H L Yesterday 78 39 Last year 68 56 From 6 Saturday to 10 today Year to date Last year Ukiah Daily Journal Mendocino California 125 53 14 Pages 25 Cents awaits word on Abbasreturn Yugoslavia UPI Yugoslav officials pro mised today to respond to a request for the extradition of Mohammed Abu named as the mastermind of the Achille Lauro but the PLO reported Abbas had already left Italian Prime Minister Bettino called an emergency Cabinet meeting to day in where his decision to let Abbas leave Italy despite a arrest warrant sparked American protests and threatens to tear apart his governing Vidoje president of Yugoslavias ruling Communist said early today the government would issue a state ment soon on the extradition request for who fled from Rome to Yugoslavia Satur An official at the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Belgrade said Abbas had already left the Abbas was just passing through Yugoslavia on his trip out of said the who wowMhnot Ab bas He was not on an official visit here drid therefore it was not necessary for him to meet any Yugoslav of Abbas departure could not be independently confirmed and CBS which interviewed Abbas said it had spoken to him in Belgrade again A White House spokesman said the administration has no official confirmation he has If it turns out he has gone we will have to assess the FBI Director William in an interview on the CBS News program Face the Nation Sunday in said Yugoslavia had already re jected the extradition at todays Cabinet meeting in was expected to try to assuage Defense Minister Giovanni who has been hinting he might full his Republican Party out of talys fiveparty governing leader of the strongest party in the was outraged by Ab bas departure and stung by Craxis failure to consult with He said the decision to free Abbas was hasty and un and questioned Ita lys determination to combat will become Italys longest serving postwar prime minister if he lasts until Leaders of the conservative Christian Democratic the biggest coalition were trying to defuse the Ambassador to Italy Maxwell in a meeting Sunday in Rome with Foreign Minister Giulio voic ed his displeasure at Italys decision to let Abbas and a col league leave for The two flew by commercial airline to Belgrade shortly after authorities had Issued a warrant for his ar I pointed out that it is in comprehensible to the govern ment of the United States and to the people of the United States how Abbas could be permitted to leave Rabb told reporters after the 40 mlnute The a personal friend of President delivered a strongly worded written protest from Washington to the office of Prime Minister Bettino Craxi following the departure of Abbas and the other Palestinian of Craxi said Sunday Italys release of Abbas will seem just and wise when all the facts are known and Hijacker offers to come to Yugoslavia UPI The accused master mind of the hijacking of the Achille Lauro said he would be willing to come to the United States to explain the incident if he is granted immunity from Mohammed acccused by the United States of directing the hijacking by was released from custody in Italy Saturday and flew to soon after authorities issued a warrant for his officials said Yugoslavia denied a request for his in an interview with CBS News said an ex tradition was unnecessary and that he would be willing to come to the United States if he is granted immunity from pro If Reagan is ready to an nounce a guarantee for Im ready to go and talk to the Americans and explain everything very Aobas through a Abbas made the same offer during an interview with the Egyptian Middle East News The united States has accused of directing by radio the hijacking of luxury liner Achille seized off the Egyptian coast last Monday by four PilHtiaiini who took 511 boitagei on a 44hour Mediterra nean cruise of A wheelchairbound Leon was shot in the forehead Tues day and cast into the sea off Tar officials have leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization splinter the Palestine Liberation and another PLO offficial arrived in Italy aboard an Egyp tian airliner carrying the four hijackers of the cruise The airliner was intercepted by warplanes Thursday as it took the nijackers to what they ap parently thought was safe haven In Tunisia or In an interview with the Kuwati news Abbas thanked the Yugoslavian government for granting him refuge in Belgrade and for not giving in to demands for his He praised the Italian government for its courageous attitude and support of the cause of the Palestinian Abbas said the Achille Lauro was not the hijackers original nor was their aim to threaten the lives of the He said the hijackers were on their way to the Israeli port of Ashdod rtQ launch a suicide sion in occupied territory to avenge the 1 Israeli attack on PLO headquarters in Tunisia that killed at least 78 Shea to ask for special pot squad Maureen ConnorRice Heights no hangup for UFD A Uklah firefighter slides down a rope to other firemen waiting with a rescue This was one of the demonstrations that enthralled the audience at Sundays Fire Department Open See story on page By PETER PAGE Journal Staff Wrlttr The intense search each sum mer for pot plants in Mendocino County will become a year round law enforcement activity for a special unit of the Sheriffs The state legislature recently appropriated to the Sheriffs Office for marijuana eradication Sheriff Tim Shea said this morning that he will use the money to hire nine new personnel for a special squad to work on nothing but marijuana They will be working mari juana eradication 12 months of the Shea Because pot growers are using greenhouses and indoor gardens under artificial lights to grow marijuana enforce ment efforts cannot relax at the end of the summer growing Shea The team Shea plans would in clude six new a a and an evidence He admitted to being a little nervous about hiring nine people based on a one year There has to be a lot of work to getting more funding for next Shea The ap propriation will also buy four wheel drive vehicles and surveillance he add The pot squad would insure that two raid teams from the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting will operate in Men docino County again next sum Shea A portion of the state appropriation will go to overtime so that CAMP efforts can be enhanced by Ill be in better shape out in the field as far as my regular duties and eradication because of the Shea Formation of the pot eradica tion squad only is awaiting detailed guidelines from the state Controllers Office outlin ing how the can be The bill is very as though the Legislature was just heres the go spend Shea It cant be that The appropriation to the Sheriffs Office came in a bill by North Coast Senator Barry which in cluded another for the county general That lesser amount is reimbursement for past marijuana law enforce ment but the legislation did not indicate how the money is to be Shea said he will ask the Board of Supervisors for up to half of the in addition to the funds appropriated specifically to his He will base his claim on a letter from state Senator stating that the intent of the bill is that half of that general fund appropriation go to law en That tells me that I dont have I have or Shea Richardson and Keene spon sored competing bills to provide state funds for rural counties on the front lines of marijuana eradication The two men engaged in a brief but nasty ex change that ended when Keene incorporated parts of Richard sons defeated bill into his own Board of Supervisors Chair man Marilyn Butcher said this morning that she anticipated Shea would request a portion of the supplemental but she is awaiting state guidelines on how to spend the We dont know what the ac tual intent of the Legislature but if the money comes with no strings then its something for the Board of the District At and the sheriff to work Butcher County Administrator Al Beltrami is expected to present a report on state guidelines for the appropriation at the super visors meeting Moderate earthquake hits Soviet Union MOSCOW power ful earthquake in Tajikistan killed an undisclosed number of people and destroyed hous ing and businesses in the Soviet Central Asian the Soviet news agency Tass said There is loss of life and there are the official news agency Tass rarely reports and the report today indicated that the death toll from the quake could be Tass said the auake struck at noon EDT Sun In the Geological Surveys National Earthquake Information Center measured the earth quake at on the openended Ritcher A spokesman for the center described the quake as Necessary aid is being given to the quake victims and emergency rescue operations are being the Soviet news agency Tass said the registering 8 points on the 12 point Soviet struck about 150 miles northeast of the republics capital of Dushanbe in the outskirts of Kairakum and the district of The earthquake resulted in the destruction of production and office sociocultural and welfare facilities in Kairakum and in Khodzhent Tass Tremors registering 5 points were felt in Tashkent and the Ferghana In the cities of Kulyab and the jolt reached a magnitude of 3 to 4 the news agency Houses were destroyed in nearby villages and adobe huts Tass Infection increase in hospitals ATLANTA UPI About two million of the 40 million Americans hospitalized each year get infections that sometimes are prompting health officials to warn that danger lurks inside the hospital doors for many pa The Centers for Disease Con trol estimates that to patients die each year as a direct or indirect result of hospitalincurred and officials said the threat Is grow Hospital infections are as common as admissions for cancer or accidental injuries and are four times as numerous as admissions for heart the CDC CDC data shows hospital in fection is lengthening patients stays an average of four days and adding an average to their For many danger lurks inside the hospital said Kenneth a University of Massachusetts Medical School public health The greatest risk that the hospital presents is in About a third of the hospital acquired infections are easily the CDC Eleven babies at Chandler Medical Center In got hepatitis in 1982 from transfusions of tainted blood and the disease spread to three more children ana 34 relatives and hospital the CDC Officials said the outbreak could have been prevented had hospital workers washed their hands more Hospitals are not required to report most outbreaks of infec Voluntary disclosure of outbreaks is rare because hospitals fear lawsuits and bad officials If the physicians dont want infections youd better believe theyVe not going to be said Wallace Alabama state Urinary tract infections ac count for more than 40 percent of all hospital infections and kill about patients a of ficials Confidential reports of hospital infection outbreaks at 338 hospitals gathered by the CDC show percent of all hospital admissions in the mid 1970s resulted in The CDC said infection rates are higher now because opera tions are more drugs encourage infection and lower hospital budgets have reduced carefulness and Blood stored to avoid AIDS LOS ANGELES UPI Thousands of people are donating and storing their own blood for use in elective surgery rather than risk catching AIDS from unknown it was The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that hospital officials and directors of blood banks say the number of people who are having blood drawn for their own use has more than doubled in the last five years and is growing steadi ly as people realize that their own blood is the safest they can Doctors and patients are also implementing designated donor programs in which blood donors are limited to people the patient   

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