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St. Louis, Missouri
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Tuesday, November 15, 1983
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m ax vow p NOV 15 $83 i i Region ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TU6S., NOV. 15, 1983 5A Lack Of Shots Can Lead To s Court Action By H.J. Jackson Of the Poit-Ditpatch Staff The parents of 3,022 pupils in St Louis may face court action soon if they; don't get their children immunized immediately. School officials expelled the students Monday until they are immunized against an array of contagious childhood diseases. Officials did so after weeks of warning parents that not having their children immunized violates Missouri law, said school spokeswoman Marge Polcyn. The law says students must be immunized against diphtheria, polio, Rubella and measles in order to attend public schools, she said. Now those parents are violating a second law, Ms. Polcyn said: They must send school-age children to school. If by Friday they haven't proved that their children are immunized, the school system will report them to the juvenile court, she said. She said school officials didn't believe that the actions were too harsh. Parents have been warned for weeks of the immunization requirement, she said. And immunizations are cost-free, she added. Parents can take their children to four city-supported free clinics and five federally supported free clinics in St. Louis, she said. "We'd even take them ourselves if they'd give permission," she said. She said this year's problem wasn't nearly as severe as last year's, when 22,000 of the city's 56,000 students hadn't been immunized as of the school system's deadline. Parents have been getting the message, though. As of last month, 8,132 students hadn't been immunized, compared with the 3,022 who were expelled Monday, she said. Most of the students not complying are either new students entering kindergarten, transfer students from other school systems who may have been immunized but don't have updated records, or students who were in compliance last year but need booster shots this year, she said. City health centers available for walk-in, free immunizations are: Immunization Clinic, 634 North Grand Boulevard, Room 419. Municipal Health Center North, 5519 Riverview Drive, Tuesday and Thursday only. Wohl South Health Center, South 13th Street. 3200 1717 Courtney Health Center, Biddle Street. Federal health centers are: Yeatman Health Center, 2730 North Grand Boulevard. Union Sarah Health Center, 4731 Delmar Boulevard. People's Clinic, 5701 Delmar Boulevard. Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center, 2600 Hadley Street. Family Care Center, 6313 Michigan Avenue. Going to Los Los Angeles for SAILTO LOS Al OflLV $159. y ; ST. LOUIS I I 1 J & X ML Ft. Worth for only $99 one way. 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A friend, Raymond Baldridge of Millstadt, said he had put the family on a Trans World Airlines flight to New York just as the Immigration Service paged Lilja at Lambert Field to tell him it was granting him a three-day delay of the deportation deadline, which was today. "But it was too late they were boarding the plane," said Baldridge. The family left voluntarily because they can then reapply almost immediately for re-entry to the U.S. on new visas, Baldridge said. If they were deported and transported out at U.S. government expense, they could not reapply for five years, he said. Baldridge criticized the Immigration Service's St. Louis office for the last-minute notification of the deadline extension and for not Angeles is now a breeze. Jet America f lys from St. Louis to Los Angeles' close-in Long Beach Airport. And to celebrate St. Louis' newest airline, we'll spirit you to only $159 one way. Or you can sail to seating may be limited, so check with America. met npcr inr nnr Qpru hp in .r un" www w, i. wwi .ww it i g-m it jet America. you in mind. nr. returning the family's passports in time for Monday's departure. Baldridge is a member of Abundant Love Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Cahokia. He and his wife, Cathy, took in the Lilja family last week after reading of their plight in a Belleville newspaper. Lilja, 43, a former social worker from Stockholm, contends that he and his ex-wife, Bozena, were virtually forced to flee Sweden early last year to avoid having the Swedish government take their son, Alan, 3, from them. Swedish authorities are reported to have said that Alan may have emotional problems and should be placed in a foster home. The Liljas have become a "symbol" of families forcibly broken up by the Swedish social welfare state, said Niels Christiansen, a Danish reporter who has written widely on the case as U.S. correspondent for the Jutland Post of Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city. He said the government in the past year had taken custody of 11,000 children, most of them over their parents' objections. Sweden has a hassle-free Dallas ill . rrf b W n .MV m ast-w COPYRIGHT 19S3 JET AMERICA population of 8.5 million. Christiansen conceded that Lilja might not be the perfect choice for a national symbol. Lilja was threatened with deportation because he and his former wife failed to register at an American school after gaining student visas to the U.S. Lilja was disowned by a St. Louis sponsor, the Rev. Dean Oster, director of Christian Counseling Service, who says Lilja exploited the situation with his son to "sponge off sympathetic church groups and pocket thousands of dollars raised for the family. The Liljas left Oster's suburban home last summer after Oster demanded that they "set a better Christian example." The family had lived since then in Salvation Army shelters in St. Louis and, since September, in Belleville. Most people try to drive safely. But accidents happen-and for as many reasons as there are different driving conditions. mats why, at the JCPenney oia Tamny Triena. South County Center. 487-6001 Hampton Village Plaza. 832-4200 Mark Twain Shopping Center. St. Charles. 724 8400 Grandview Plaza, Florissant, 838 8801 West County Shopping Center, DeSPeres. 965 9651 Northwest Plaza. St. Ann. 29 1 64 1 3 .St. Clair Square, Fairview Hts.. 111.. 618 632 1265 Alton Square, Alton. 111., 618 463 0210 Insurance provided by JCPenney Casualty Insurance Company. Arizona Authorities Querying Witnesses In Busch Heir Crash By Girard C. Steichen Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Authorities in Pima County, Ariz., are trying to determine whether alcohol was a factor in an accident that injured brewery heir August A. Busch IV and killed a woman companion. "Right now, we're continuing to follow leads. We're still assembling the facts," Deputy Sheriff Ron Benson said Monday. He is in charge of the investigation. Benson said investigators were interviewing witnesses and friends who might have seen Busch, 19, at two area bars on the afternoon and evening before the accident, which happened early Sunday. "These witnesses can tell us something about his behavior that day," Benson said. Benson said charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident could be filed against Busch if the investigation determined that he was the driver of the car and that he had been drinking a large amount of alcohol before the accident. Michele C. Frederick, 22, of Tucson, was killed in the accident Busch is listed in satisfactory condition at Tucson General Hospital after undergoing surgery Sunday for a skull fracture. Busch is the son of August A. Busch III, chairman and president of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. Young Busch is a freshman at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Authorities said Busch apparently had left the scene of the accident, which occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday, and had wandered down the road in the direction of his home, about five miles from the accident scene. Busch's jacket and wallet were found in the car along with a .44-caliber revolver, Benson said. Police found two Missouri driver's licenses in Busch's wallet, one giving his age as 23 and the second as 19. The legal drinking age in Missouri is 21; in Arizona, it is 19. Sheriffs deputies found Busch at home shortly after 8:30 a.m. after a deputy found the car involved in the crash Busch's black 1983 Corvette overturned. Deputies forced open the door when no one responded to repeated knocks, Benson said. The lights were on, he said, and music was playing. Busch was found in a dazed and bloodied condition. He told police he had no recollection of the accident, Benson said. Busch told police he recalled walking down the road and lying down mm IhispptSuio jaM on JCPenney Insurance Center, rates Tor just one -even it its your fault. We think having an accident is punishment enough. Come into the Insurance Center the next time you're shopping at your nearby JCPenney store, and let us compare your present policy with what we can offer you. Or call toll free: i-ftrwuirp-AiiTn Auto Insurance from an mm m V X 1 Auaust A. Busch IV because he was cold. He said he did not remember being with Ms. Frederick and thought he had been run over. Ms. Frederick's body was found near the car. Police say she apparently died instantly. Benson said a nurse on her way to work had reported seeing- Busch sitting by the roadside about a mile from the crash shortly before 7 a.m. She attempted to give him first aid and told him he needed hospital treatment. Busch refused further treatment and told her he wanted to go home, the nurse reported. Another passing motorist drove Busch home about 7 a.m., she said. Asa Bushnell, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriffs Department, said Busch had been seen during the afternoon at Dirtbag's, a tavern where Ms. Frederick worked as a waitress, and at Voila, another tavern, in the evening. Bushnell said Ms. Frederick's roommate had told police that Ms. hreoencK ana uuscn naa met ai me Voila tavern shortly before it closed. Witnesses say Busch was driving when the couple left the bar, Bushnell said. "All the evidence points to the fact that he was driving the car, Bushnell said.' Benson said that at the time Busch was taken to the hospital, police did not have the authority to ask for a test for blood alcohol content. Benson said laboratory tests would be conducted on evidence found in the car to help determine whether Busch was driving. He would not elaborate. we won't raise your (3

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