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TC A-8From Page A-1 THE CINC INNATI ENQUIRER Tuesday, September 17, 1991 Home Use of immunity key to North case 'Y TJ S Eric, who says the four children all look out for one another. For example, Eric said, Rico and Ricardo sometimes have to be pulled apart when play turns into squabbling usually a task Eric said he could handle on his own. In return, Rico "plays with me a lot," Eric said. While he's still a preschooler, Rico also will see some of his friends from Children's as he continues to attend the cerebral palsy preschool there, which provides physical and occupational therapy and educational programs. Farewell to old friends Still, going back won't be the same because Rico is moving on. Soon, he will go to school outside the hospital. He'll have less time to see the hospital friends he's gotten close to and who have gotten close to him. Rico seems to know that as he laughs and pokes his finger at Bill Scrivener's nose. Rico and Scrivener, director of pastoral care at Children's, became good friends when Rico was taking a class designed to get children with tracheotomies accustomed to food. Rico won't be needing the food class again. Scrivener laughs and lets Rico keep poking his nose. " 'Bye, little guy," Scrivener said. "I'll see you." CONTINUED FROM PAGE A-1 stronger. . . ," she said. "And when he needs something, he's able to tell mom." But it has taken more than strength and verbal ability to get ready for Rico's Mount Airy homecoming. Help, prayers, faith Almost as soon as Rico had a tracheotomy, his mother, Teresa Isaacs, began learning to work the equipment needed to care for Rico, who has to be hooked up to a respirator while he sleeps. "When you see your child just laying there, you want to get right in and do something. . . ," Isaacs said. "It took a lot of help, prayers and faith in God." To qualify for a state waiver program which will pay for Rico to have a nurse at home, Isaacs has had special training in Rico's care including working the respirator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Carmicle said. At home, Rico will have a nurse every night and on days when Isaacs, a cosmetologist in Bond Hill, is working. Plenty of company Rico, who has been home for a few test visits, also will have at least three child companions his twin brother, Ricardo; 14-year-old sister Tera; and 7-year-old brother out the document destruction charge and set aside the other two. The appeals court asked the trial judge to be sure that North's congressional testimony given under a grant of immunity had not affected the testimony of trial witnesses. Steven Ross, a lawyer for the House, said the dismissal was partly due to the courts setting requirements in the North case that were more stringent than when the immunity was granted. "In the past, all a prosecutor had to show was that he had learned the evidence without reference to the immunized testimony," Ross said. "Now, you must also demonstrate that none of the witnesses was affected." Last week, former national security adviser Robert McFarlane said his testimony against North had been influenced by the hearings. After reviewing McFarlane's comments, independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh gave up Monday and asked that the charges against North be dropped. Members of Congress said they would have to take a hard look at any future grants of immunity. Hamilton said one possibility was to rewrite the law to provide more flexibility. KNIGHT NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON The dismissal of charges against Oliver North on Monday raised doubts about the wisdom of Congress in granting immunity to North and his superior, John Poindexter, so that they could testify at televised public hearings. North's prosecutors were unable to keep the congressional testimony from tainting their case. Legal experts said the same problem was likely to destroy the case against Poindexter. Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., one of the leaders of the 1987 congressional investigation, said he did not regret the decision to grant North and Poindexter immunity. "The hearings were more important than the trial," he said. "The policy considerations involved . . . exceeded the importance of a criminal prosecution." Hamilton said the public was entitled to know the details of the Reagan administration's covert aid to the Contras and its dealings with Iran. North was convicted in 1989 of destroying documents, assisting in the obstruction of Congress and receiving an illegal gift. 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