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Typhoid outbreaks reported in 6 areas

ATLANTA _ Federal health officials said Thursday there have been six U.S. outbreaks of typhoid fever so far this year, matching the number for the entire last decade. Typhoid fever, once a dreaded disease, is most commonly linked to poor sanitation, spreading through contaminated food and water. The disease is now rare in the developed world, accounting for about 400 cases a year in the United States. Centers for Disease Control researchers have received reports of six U.S. outbreaks of typhoid in different areas this year. One outbreak is linked to food at a large family reunion, two in restaurants, one to home-cooked food, one to imported shellfish and one of unknown origin. Preliminary CDC reports show 406 cases reported nationwide so far this year. If that rate continues through the end of the year, the 1990 total could reach 503, the most in one year since 1983.Campaign puts Detroit over million

DETROIT _ An advertising campaign using the slogan "Come to Your Census" turned up more than 120,000 residents who claimed they weren't counted by U.S. Census officials earlier this year, Mayor Coleman Young said Thursday. "This is ample evidence that there was an undercount," Young said at a news conference, peering over stacks of census forms collected by city volunteers. The federal government's preliminary data indicated Detroit's population had dipped to 970,000 _ dropping it from sixth to ninth among the largest U.S. cities. "In fact the city is closer to 1.1-million, if not 1.2-million, than it is to less than a million," Young said. "If we were able to find 100,000, it's a safe bet there are at least another 100,000 out there." The city's goal was to find at least 30,000 people to prove the city had more than 1-million people. If the federal figure was correct, it would be the first time since 1950 the city's count was below the 1-million mark.

Fig leaves added to nude figurines

DALLAS _ Dallas fitted three clay figurines of nude women on display in its City Hall with fig leaves Thursday after a female employee complained that they were "too anatomically correct." Artist Future Atkins said the coverup of her work was silly. Parks Director Frank Wise said that although other nude statues were on display nearby, Atkins' figurines of women in yoga poses were offensive. The fitting of fig leaves was a compromise that averted the outright removal of the 7{-inch high figurines.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. _ The California Supreme Court refused Thursday to prohibit a death sentence for a former winery worker accused of killing seven people and trying to kill three others. Ramon Salcido, 29, is accused in the slayings, including six family members, during a series of bloody attacks in California's wine country last year.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. _ A couple were arraigned Thursday on charges they kept their malnourished 12-year-old daughter captive in a filthy, bug-infested closet. Joseph Sauceda, 33, and his wife, Sandra, 31, each were charged with felony endangerment with great bodily injury. Sauceda also was charged with felony child abuse.

NOGALES, Ariz. _ A train of 30 to 40 horses laden with 4,391 pounds of cocaine were seized by Border Patrol agents after a brief exchange of gunfire with smugglers, authorities said Thursday. The Border Patrol estimated the street-sale value of the cocaine seized Wednesday night at $200-million.

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