The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 4, 1996 · Page 5
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 5

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 4, 1996
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THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1996 AB T RUSSIA Feisty Yeltsin says he's 'a working president' Bussia president's illness has sparked opposition to call for his resignation By The Associated Press "~ ___ ^ "'MOSCOW — A hospital-bound Boris Yeltsin insisted Thursday that he is "aware of what's going on in the county" while he prepares for bypass 'Surgery, and gave his ambitious security chief a public dressing-down. • Showing some of his trademark feistiness in a pair of rare broadcast addresses, the president voiced irritation With unidentified politicians who are writing him off or trying to take advantage of his illness. • "'"I, said it before the elections and I will say it now," he said. "Do not rush io switch the portraits" of leaders at the .Kremlin. ',',';'"This country has a president and he is a Working president," he said in an address apparently taped at the Kremlin hospital where he is resting up for heart surgery in November or December. The comments appeared aimed not ionly at the Communist opposition but ,also at Alexander Lebed, the brash Se!T JAPAN curity Council secretary who ran against Yeltsin in the election and openly covets the president's job. Since signing accords that halted the fighting in the secessionist republic of Chechnya, the swaggering Lebed has acted like a presidential candidate again. Last week he openly challenged Yeltsin by calling on him to temporarily step down. Yeltsin, who guards his powers jealously, endorsed Lebed's peace accord Thursday after seeming to snub it in recent weeks — although he said Lebed had only "fulfilled my instructions" by stopping military operations. But he got in his shots at the retired general later in the day, taking the unusual step of.recording comments about his meeting with Lebed that were broadcast on the newscasts of all three major TV channels. "He has to start his work, fulfill those missions he already had, work more actively with the prime minister and with other structures," said a drawn-looking Yeltsin, speaking slowly but clearly and apparently without prepared remarks. "It is not possible to quarrel with everybody and try to solve questions with everybody too — it will not work this way in our state body," the president said. The comments came after Lebed, according to Yeltsin, threatened to resign over a high-level military appointment that could be seen as undermining his authority. Meeting with Yeltsin for the first time since August, Lebed complained about the recent appointment of Yuri Baturin to a post giving him control over military promotions. That apparently set off Yeltsin, who Earlier, Yeltsin kicked off what the Kremlin said would be regular radio addresses by insisting that, while preparing for bypass surgery "takes me a lot of time," he is "aware of what's going on in the country." His illness has sparked calls from the opposition for his resignation. Yeltsin complained about them in the six- minute address. "Some people," Yeltsin said without naming names, use his illness "as a pretext to pursue their selfish ends and start petty intrigues." Doctors have said Yeltsin, 65, can work several hours a day but must remain under constant medical supervision until his multiple bypass surgery. The Associated Press Communist demonstrators march Thursday in Moscow to mark the third anniversary of Russia President Boris Yeltsin's decision to dissolve the Soviet-era parliament. \ More Japanese teens turning to prostitution jYoung girls using sex ito satisfy craving jfor luxury goods | By JOSEPH COLEMAN i The Associated Press I TOKYO — Sana looked down in | coy embarrassment and spoke in a shy whisper about her new way of making pocket cash: going out with middle-aged men for money. , "Brand name designer things — Igirls want to buy nice dresses," ;the 17-year-old explained as neon ;lights and music blared around iher in Tokyo's lively — and seedy ;— Shinjuku district. | Sana says she hasn't had sex [with any of her "dates," but she is iperilously close to joining a growling number of girls in Japan who /have fallen into prostitution to [ satisfy a craving for ritzy hand;bags and clothes. i "They are bored with school and llife, so they go out on the town," isaid Noriko Yamaguchi, a coun- Jselor with Sakai Women's League.. f'But on the town you need money." ) More and more girls are going lafter that money. In 1995, 5,481 !girls aged 14 to 19 were temporari- ]ly detained by authorities for in- •volvement in the sex industry, a i39 percent increase over the 3,946 Ipicked up in 1993, the National Po;lice Agency said. And experts say jthe problem is much greater than isuch statistics suggest. I The dramatic increase has prompted a crackdown on so-called ;"telephone clubs," where the girls ichat with potential customers and ! sometimes arrange meetings that Head to sex. Police say increasing jnumbers of schoolgirls are in- ;volved in the clubs — a growing ^percentage of them under 15. ! The trend has prompted a string ',of lurid television specials and [news segments about the girls, ;who speak matter-of-factly about 'liaisons with free-spending men iknown as "papas" who are old [enough to be their fathers. ; While the girls often are depict|ed as materialistic, Yamaguchi 'puts much of the blame on the jmen and society. | "These girls are being victimized," she said. "It is too easy for Ithem to fall into prostitution. The isex industry is everywhere they look. ... There are too many men ;willing to use them." Magazines, comic books and '•Jate-night TV are full of images of teen-agers, often being coaxed — or ripped — out of their short- skirted school uniforms. ! Sana, for example, said she Imeets her dates by simply walking The Associated Press Tokyo's Shinjuku Kabukicho district Is a hot spot for "telephone clubs," where girls talk to customers and sometimes arrange meetings that lead to sex. around Shinjuku, usually with a fellow student, in her pleated skirt and blue school sweater — a surefire draw for men on the prowl. Customers approach and offer money, usually only about $18, for a date at a singing club or restaurant. Sana said that so far she has rejected offers of cash for something more. Sex, of course, brings in much more money. Junko Kobayashi, 18, said a friend of hers met a lawyer who paid her $720 for spending the night with him — more than enough for a bottom-of-the-line, $450 Louis Vuitton bag or high- priced sunglasses favored by status-conscious high-schoolers. Kobayashi said she hasn't done that yet because she is comfortable with the $450 a month she receives between an allowance and a part-time job. But she's not ruling out a date or two. "If I really ran out of money, then I might consider having dinner with someone," she said. While the growth in the teen sex industry has parents and officials pulling their hair out, some girls shrug at the practice, believing that they could control a "date" with an older man. Chika Takahashi, 15, said she doesn't know much about the business, but she is growing restless with her $90 monthly allowance. "I'm kind of interested because I know I can get some pocket money," she said one day after school. "It's OK-if the man takes me out to dinner or something, but I won't go any further than that." SIDEWALK SALE 100'S OF ITEMS NOW... NEW TODAY. (pot Included In $2 sidewalk sale) MIEN'S AND LADIES' RUNNING T ISRAEL Rabin's killer: I should have done it sooner By The Associated Press TEL AVIV, Israel — A judge sentenced Yigal Amir to prison Thursday for plotting attacks on Arabs and the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin last Nov. 4 — an act Amir said he lamented not accomplishing sooner. Amir, a 26-year-old Orthodox Jew who is already serving a life sentence plus six years for Ra- bin's murder, was ordered to serve an five more years for conspiring to attack Palestinians. Amir said he only regretted not killing Rabin earlier because it would have prevented last week's deadly violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "I'm proud of everything I did and would do it again," Amir said before sentencing. "I'm sorry I didn't do it three years ago." 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