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2A THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 MSL Newsmakers Michigan I legislators take new aim at Kevorkian Former Mouseketeer Darlene accused of lying, obstruction Palm Beach Post Staff and Wire Reports " Former Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie has been arrested on charges of obstructing justice aim lying aDOUt a securities fraud scheme. Gillespie and her fiance, Jeny Fraschilla, allegedly produced bogus letters from associates and a stockbroker claiming they had the means to pay for stocks when they didn't The indictment, unsealed Wednesday, also alleges the two lied under oath about a fictional person named Gillespie VJ1 Medicaid law barring transfers draws lawsuit The federal law prohibits attorneys from helping seniors transfer assets to relatives to qualify for Medicaid. The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. The New York State Bar Association sued the federal government Thursday over a law that prohibits attorneys from helping senior citizens transfer their assets to relatives to qualify for Medicaid. The law, approved this year, makes it illegal to accept a fee to counsel people on how to make those transfers, a common practice known as spending down. The lawyers' group called the law a "gag order" that keeps people from seeking professional help. 'This 'Catch-22' legislation says to the 80-year-old Alzheimers patient, 'Sure, you can make lawful transfers, but no one can help or advise you,' " state bar President Joshua Pruzansky said. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Albany, claims the law violates First Amendment protections of free speech. Several other bar associations have expressed interest in joining the lawsuit, said Frank Ciervo, a spokesman for the New York bar. The current law replaced a 1996 law that made it a crime to apply for Medicaid, under certain circumstances, after transferring significant assets. It was quickly dubbed the "Granny Goes to Jail" law by critics. Congress repealed the unpopular law in its Balanced Budget Act of 1997, but substituted the new language. The misdemeanor offense carries a penalty of up to a year in jail or a fine of up to $10,000, or both. There was no immediate response from the U.S. Justice Department. But a spokeswoman for Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, defended the new law. Debbie Winston said not many people will be caught by the new provision; a lawyer would have to counsel someone to essentially break the law. "You would have to counsel the person to do something you knew Medicaid doesn't allow," she said. "My boss is a lawyer. He doesn't think they have a whole lot to worry about it." Michael Andrews, claiming he prepared some of the documents. Gillespie, 56, and Fraschilla, 60, were indicted on 26 federal charges of conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud, obstruction of justice and perjury. Their arraignment was scheduled for Monday. After their arrest Wednesday, she was released on her own recognizance and he remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. In August, the two got probation for stealing a food processor and clothing from a Macy's store. Gillespie performed in the original cast of Die Mickey Mouse Qub television show from 1954 to 1959. Flinn considers run for Congress . Congressman Kelly Flinn? The former Air Force pilot who is touring the country promot o 4 Renter DETROIT The Michigan state Senate passed on Thursday a new ban on the practice of physician-assisted suicide by a vote of 27-8, one day after Dr. Jack Kevorkian was present at another death. The bill marks the strongest move taken by state legislators td stop the retired pathologist since a temporary law expired in 1994 and since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that state governments may outlaw doctor: assisted suicide. The new bill would make as: sisting in a suicide a felony punishable by four years in jail and a fine of $2,000. Like the earlier measure, the offense would not apply if someone prescribed drugs to relieve pain and suffer ing, even if those drugs increased the risk of death. But in an effort to close a loophole that favored Kevorkian in the past, the proposal said the medication must be prescribed by a licensed physician wh6 maintains a clinical practice in a fixed Michigan location. Kevorkian, who his attorney says has helped between 70 and 100 people die, lost his license to practice medicine in 1991. He has been acquitted three times on assisted suicide charges; a fourth trial ended in a mistrial. State officials are looking into the reported involvement of Kevorkian in the death of 82; year-old Martha Wichorek in Detroit on Wednesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS America's Christmas tree ing her book told CNBC s Chris Matthews for a segment airing today that "a couple of congresswomen" have suggested she run for the House. "I've been thinking about it," she said in a transcript of the show. Flinn, the nation's first and only B-52 pilot who quit in an adultery scandal, wouldn't reveal any details about where the sug A ! --r vA "t WASHINGTON - Steven Miles and his daughter, Amanda, . 4, stand in the glow of the national Christmas tree on a wet Thursday night, shortly after the tree was lit by President Clinton and two children. The 40-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce has stood on the ellipse of the Mall between the White House and Washington Monument since 1978, when it was transplanted there from a farm in York, Pa. Flinn Today's forecast acksonvllle 6230 o v N V ' Ortande i i " 6339 39 ST. LUCIE COUNTY 0(5 0: First Full Last New Dec. 7 Dec. 13 Dec. 21 Dec. 29 FRI SAT SUN ; Sunrise 6:55 a.m. 6:55 a.m. 6:56 a.m. Sunset 5:27 p.m. 5:27 p.m. 5:27 p.m.' Moonrise11:27a.m.12:11 p.m. 12:54 p,n) Moonset 11 :05 p.m. 12:06 am TODAY Partly cloudy and cooler conditions. High 73. Low 48. Saturday Mostly sunny and cooler conditions. High 64. Low 44. Fort Pierce I I , i V L 6743 I J Tamoa , , ' 4 A Fort J , Lauderdale 7450 U UIVIC A3 ' V Mi Okeechobee , 7044 Fort Myers 7046 V 6743 j I Stuart H 7047 Sunday Mostly sunny and continued cool. High 65. Low 46. V Miami -7451 MARTIN COUNTY Indlarrtown 7148 SOLUNAR TABLES A.M. P.M. DAY MIN MAJ MIN MAJ Friday 9:47 3:34 10:14 4:01 Saturday 10:44 4:31 11:10 4:57, Sunday 11:38 5:24 4:57 Fish and game seem to be more active at certain times during the lunar period. The major periods last 1 12 to 2 hours after the time listed. Minor periods are shorter. Through 8 p.m. at West Palm Beach TEMPERATURES High 77 Low 70" Record High (1942) 89" Record Low (1974) 42 Surf temperature 75 RAINFALL Thursday 1.13 Month to date 1.14" Normal month to date 0.42" Year to date 58.25" Normal year to date 58.68" Lake Okeechobee water level : 15.58 ft. Average 14.65 ft. HEAT TIME TEMP INDEX WIND HUM 8pm 73 76 S3 79 9pm 71 71 S3 84 10pm 71 71 Calm 84 11pm 69 69 Calm 90 Midnight 71 71 Calm 84 lam 73 76 E3 84 2am 73 76 S5 79 3am 75 78 S8 79 4am 73 77 SE6 87 5am 75 78 SE4 82 6am 73 77 SE8 87 7am 75 78 SE8 82 8am 75 78 SE9 87 9am 75 78 S6 87 10am 75 79 S4 94 11am 75 79 Calm 94 Noon 73 77 Sll 100 lpm 71 69 SW6 100 2pm 71 69 S5 100 3pm 71 69 S6 100 4pm 71 66 S9 93 5pm 69 65 SE8 100 6pm 71 66 SE10 93 7pm 69 65 S8 100 gestion came from. Asked what state she would run in, Flinn said, "Oh goodness, I'd have to figure out where I'm go-ifrg to live. I've left the military and I really don't have a home." Flinn, 26, resigned in May and took a general discharge rather than face a eourt-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobeying an order. Carl Perkins on mend after strokes : Carl Perkins is up and around after two strokes in two weeks. The rockabilly innovator underwent surgery in June to remove a blockage in his carotid artery. A blood thinner and physical therapy was prescribed after the 65-year-old Perkins suffered a stroke on Nov. 20, and he suffered a second stroke Tuesday, according to his son, Stan Perkins. Perkins, who wrote Blue Suede Shoes, was resting at his North Jackson, Tenn., home. Carlos the Jackal sues journalist - Guerrilla mastermind Carlos the Jackal asked a Paris court Wednesday to order a French journalist to pay him $92,500 in damages for assuming he was guilty of a bombing in Paris. Carlos, whose real name is Mich Ramirez Sanchez, is in prison awaiting trial over the 1975 killing of two French' secret agents and was not in court for the hearing. His lawyerFrederic Pari-ente told the court that Bernard Violet, in his book Carlos, International Terrorism's Secret Networks, assumed that Carlos was behind a 1974 bomb explosion which killed two people at the fashionable Drugstore St. Germain in Paris. Pariente also said that Violet's book was intended to put pressure on jurors ahead of Carlos's frial for the murder of the two secret agents Opening Dec. 12. Violet's lawyer called Carlos' demand "procedural terrorism." i FLORIDA LOTTERY PALM BEACH COUNTY 0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate, 101-200 Belle Glade 7449 Jupiter k' J 7247 I Wellington west 7348 palm Beach Unhealthful, 201-300 Very Unhealthful 301 Hazardous. POLLUTION INDEX: 15, good, caused by particulates. POLLEN INDEX: 10 on a scale of 0 to 201, which is low; it was caused by oak tree pollen. 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