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,7..: ::::: i.":.! iil Three government agen- cies today announced a major .: effort to give consumers more information about ingredients, nutritional content and freshness of foods on food labels., "This is the most important action in this area in over 40 years," Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Carol Tucker Foreman said. "Labeling reforms are needed to meet the tremendous changes in food processing and distribution that have oc- curred since passage of the last significant food labeling law in 1938." Foreman said the reforms should also help meet the increased demand of con- sumers to know more about food ingredients. The reforms are being proposed by USDA's Food Safety and Quality Service, the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The plan, developed after an information-gathering program by the agencies that included public hearings, written comments and a food shopper survey, will be open to public comment for 90" days. A publick hearing will be held March 4 and 5 at 9:30, t.m. in the main auditorium, Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The plan will require more complete information about ingredients on food labels, including quantities of cer- tain ingredients; nutrition . labeling for more foods; clear . labeling terms and concepts; open date labeling for some foods; and provide greater controls on food fortification, " Foreman said. "This effort is part of the President's overall goal to assure public participation in government rule-making and insist that regulations are i coordinated among all responsible agencies," Foreman said. After the public comment period ends in March, Foreman said, the agencies intend to propose regulations that would require: --labels to show specific sources of fat and oils for foods with more than 10 percent fat. i --labels to " state that itngredients are listed in descending order of amount. --open date labeling for perishable and semiperishable processed meat and poultry products such as bacon, frankfurters, Page 4 - Thursday, January 2, 1980 Food labeling to be revised sliced luncheon meats and sausage products. --information on the amount of sodium (salt), potassium and sugar in foods as part of nutrition labeling. --percentage labeling of significant ingredients in meat and poultry products. --nutrition labeling for meat and poultry products about which nutrition claims are made or to which nutrients are added. --listing of all optional ingredients in standardized foods. --defining the terms "low cholesterol," "reduced cholesterol'' and "cholesterol-free." --standardized serving sizes for meat and poultry products. Foreman said either FDA or USDA may not have adequate legislative authority to require some labeling changes. Therefore, the agencies intend to ask Congress for explicit authority to require all ingredients on labels of standardized foods; require identification of spices, colors and some flavors by their specific names; extend the use of quantitative ingredient labeling, nutrition labeling and open date labeling to other foods; and increase agency control over food fortification. Foreman said USDA and FDA do not yet have positions on labeling of imitation and substitute foods; format for nutrition labeling; and what information should be required on nutrition labels. However, she said, the agencies will take positions on these issues by June 1, after additional public discussion and further study. USDA's Food Safety and Quality Service is responsible for regulating labeling of meat and poultry products and some egg products, while FDA has jurisdiction over labeling of all other foods. FTC is responsible for food advertising. Written comments on the plan, which will be published in Ihe Dec. 21 Federal Register, should be sent to: Hearing Clerk. FDA (HFA- 3051, room 4-65, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md., 20857. Comments will be accepted until March 20. County revenue sharing APPS to be available soon Applications for Revenue percent of the Revenue the federal government has Sharing funds, for local Sharing entitlement for been allocating Revenue community organizations for comtqmnity agencies, con- Sharing funds to Sonatas 1980-81, will be available at tingerit upon receipt of the County. The County spends a the County Administrator's estimated Revenue Sharing portion of the money for its Office, starting Monday, entitlement: own projects then allocates December 31, 1979, and must another portion to local be returned no later than The Board of Supervisors community organizations Thursday, January 31, 1980. adopted a new Revenue with worthwhile projects. Sharing policy for FY 1980-81, If you or your ortanization The Federal Revenue stating that community are,mt sure what type Sharing Program terminates agencies may apply for projects qualify, or how to fill in October, 1980 unless ex- Revenue Sharing funds for a out an application, contact tended by Congress. The one and-or two year funding Jeannette Bebereia, County Board of Supervisors has cycle. Administrator's Office, at tentatively set aside ten For the past seven years, 527-2431. Fee waiver program for senior citizens Cloverdale and Heyserville residents over the age of 60 have the opportunity to at- tend Sonatas State University for $1 on a fee waiver program now in effect. "Sonoma State is ideal for the starting of this type of program because of the large diversity of our existing student population," said Adele Friedmen, director of academic advising at SSU. "There will be no special courses designed especially for this student group, but many of our existing course offerings may be of por- titular interest to those students over the age of 60," she continued. All of Sonoma's existing student services will be Eligibility for the limited number of spaces in the program is based on California residency. Per- sons must be over the age of 60, and must be eligible for admission to the University under current admission standards. The places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. available to these students, and some that may be of particular help include the Re-Entry Center, the Counseling Center, and the Career Development Center. Applications are now being accepted for both the Spring ili Carr na00ed to su perv,se n,, ,b recreatnonai & cultural servnces ::i::i James "Jim" Carr, former In commenting on his new recreational supervisor for position, Carr said, "We want the PUC to change their percentage so that PG&E can buy more gas from California sources." Such a shift, according to Boaeo, would decrease the rate hike by over 1150 million and result in substantial savings for customers. Bosce said the PUC staff will make a similar Canada at a price of twice that of California or Texas gas," the Assemblyman explained. Ill l l l lllll l l l l I0,000 ,qE FEET OF PRIME OFRCE AL'E AVAILABLE FULL  FOR  PER SOUARE FOOT PER MONTH GENEROUS PAIIG SPACES IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO FREEWAY RVE IdNUTE DRIVE TO OOWNTOWN SANTA "Our focus will concentrate on where PG&E buys its own natural gas and at what price," Bosco said. "PG&E buys one-half of its gas from its own subsidiaries in On Bosco's request, each of the counties voted to con- tribute $5,000 toward a "war chest," with Marin con- tributins $2,500 and the services of County Counsel, Douglas J. Maloney, an authority on PUC rates. A "Five-County Revolt" against the proposed $910 million PG&E rate hike was announced today by Assemblyman Douglas H. Bosco (D-Occidental). Bosco said the Boards of Supervisors of the five Northern Counties of Humboldt, Mendocino, Lakej Sonoma and Marin have voted to establish a $22,500 fund for the purpose of fighting the rate increase. "For many families, this increase would mean a doubling of their utility bills of last year," Basco said, "and for local government could mean an enormous' chunk of their budget." Ill II I | I followed him around at each of the Board of Supervisors' meetings opposing the move and claiming the rate in- crease is completely. justified. "If the increase is justified, I see no reason why PG&E should have to follow me around opposing our in- tervention," the Assem- blyman said. "It seems they would welcome exposure to the light of day." Despite PG&E's op- position, votes on the various Boards of Supervisors were almost unanimous, according to Bosco, with only two supervisors among all five Boards voting to oppose the action. annual pass through of energy costs borne by a utility. "Although there is no doubt that 'PG&E costs have in- creased," Bosco said, "it does not follow that the public should blindly follow along and pay the bills." "Where the utility gets its fuel and at what cost are important public policy questions that must be an- swered," Bosce said. The five counties will of- ficially intervene "in the current rate proceedings being held in San Francisco and will use the fund to hire expert witnesses to counter the utility company. Bosco said that PG&E February,1980 semester which begins in O ffi and the Fall 1980 Association cers semester which begins in "Organization is one of my strengths and I intend to use this ability in better organizing the Recreational and Cultural Services Division in the following areas: it) develop a better system for booking activities at all auditoriums and community centers; (2) make more efficient use of staff time in maintaining these facilities; (3) solicit additional groups and organizations to use these facilities; (4) develop a more cost-effective method of ,handling the Division budget." Carr also added, "my experience for the past six years has been directed toward making all facilities self supporting in operations....I will continue this philosophy in Sonoma County." Cloverdale Eagles top girls' quintet recommendation to the Commission. Bosco said the Northern California Supervisors felt it was "time to take strong action" to show the State PUC that we expect every step to be taken to keep these utility bflis down. People's backs are up against the wall and it is time for the state to start protecting average people, against these enor- mous rate hikes. The $910 million PG&E request is the largest single increase proposal in California or National history. The utility seeks the increase under a special "fuel cost adjustment" provision that allows a semi- :::::i:i:;:!i:;7.::.:::.::::::::::.;::ii:!:ii:iiii:!:i::::::::::::::::.::::::::.::::::::::..:::::::!::::::::::i:::`.::i:!i::X:! September. Application forms can be obtained by phoning the Office of Ad- missions at (707) 664-2586 or by writing the office at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, Calif. 94982. The new officers of a Sonoma County-teachers group will be installed at a Los Rabies Lodge dinner. The Sonoma County Educators Council (SCEC)- CTA will honor the new of- SCEC seeks to promote me mutual interests and goals of teachers in Sonoma County. Marilyn Bittle, CTA Vice President will be the Keynote Speaker at the Instalation Dinner. Cloverdale and Mendocino High School's girls' basketball teams have been playing the role of giants killers, and with the 1979 half of their season behind them, they rank 1-2 in the Redwood Empire's prep rankings. Cloverdale (5-1), which has defeated Sonoma, Mon- tgomery, Healdsburg, and Piner, has been defeated only by Matin County power; Redwood, and that by a four- point margin, while Men- docino not only knocked off one of the North Bay League favorites, Santa Rosa, by a convincing 59-45 margin, but amassed 10o points in a 100--27 romp over Ukiah and also defeated Point Arena, 90-25, en route to a 9-O record. EMPIRE RATINGS I. Cloverdale 2. Mendocino 3. Petaluma 4. Sonoma 5. Rancho Cotate 6. Piner 7. Santa Rosa 8 Montgomery = is eo-ir 9. Casa Grande perime 10. Healdsburg iaento ll. Analy tobe 12. El Molino I Hyd 13. Fort Bragg my. Th 14. St. Vincent's td to me 15. Clear Lake  l Teachers install new aated [-based llofthes better u :loverdale School e,y-ar tt on Ea Lunch Menu value Man., January 7 Carrot-Pineapple It .cond Cheese Sandwich Chocolate Puddinglip se : Stuffed Eggs 'e Pint Milk :so ma Mixed Vegetables Celery & Pepper Sticks Applesauce N' Raisins  Pint Milk Tues.. January S Corn Dog Spinach 9ts are k Wed.. Ja nua7: Lasagne birec Green Beans mL'ar Carrot Sticks _lix Smith I] Ph Aulumn Fruit Hot Bread ' lrophysi ' Pint Milk ,Massacl J eXico on "Five-County Revolt" ricers at the Annual In- stallation Dinner, January 7th. The new officers are Sue Terstegge of the Bellevue association, President; Nancy Bell of the Forestville association, President-Elect; Richard Bracamonte of the Rincon Valley association, Secretary-Treasurer. SCEC representing about 2,400 teachers brings together all of the local associations affiliated with the California Teachers Association (CTA) which represents 184,000 teachers in the State. Among the members present will be Steve Shaner, Jenner; Bob Harbaugh, Healdsburg; John Grace, Sonatas; Alice Waco, Santa Rosa ; Ruth Toland, Petaluma; David McGlocklin, Occidental ; Paul Lyon and Lovetta LaVoie, Rohnert Park; Kathy Miki, Roseland; Norm Ross, Old Adoby; Hazel Brubaker, Westside; Paulene Goddard, Santa Rosa; Kate Mawson, Wright; Nancy Padden, Bellevue and Keith Barnhart and Dick W. Johnson of CIoverdale. ( !of WE'VE MOVED Ed's TV is now located at 555 S. Cloverdale Blvd. (Behind Sonoma Burl) Moving Special!! 10% ova. COST! This week we are featuring NEW BLEND: French influence in the port of leans, combined with the fact that mo Brazilian Coffee crop enters the U.S. via resulted in the development of the now Orleans Blend. Our blend is composed of two thirds "Santos Bourbon" roasted light, and one ombian "Excelso" masted to a dark French combination, these two individually su produce a blend of flavors that is both complex. It is an excellent complimdnt to s and food prepared with sauces. :Thanksgiving's coffee beans are prepared in a small family-owned which is located on the south bank of Harbor in Mendocino County.: :Coffee must be fresh to be our coffee bags to indicate when the were roasted. They remain fresh for :We prepare 5 Basic Blends. Each different strength: thus you may Strong French Roast. our Mild Colombian or one of the three strength gradati between.: the City of San Rafael has been named to manage the Sonoma County Veterans Memorial Auditoriums plus the county's other recreational and cultural facilities, according to Regional Parks Director Joseph Rodota. In announcing Cart's selection as county "Supervisor of Recreational and Cultural Services," Radars said he was chosen from a field of 58 applicants for the position, tThe job was formerly held by Gregory Smith who resigned in August. ) Carr, who developed and implemented-San Rafael's citywide recreation program also helped develop the departmental budget and was involved in the purchasing activities for the department.