The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on June 14, 1991 · 38
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 38

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Friday, June 14, 1991
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A : 4- B-18 Friday, June 14, 1991 SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Young 'incorrigibles' get help in Oakland Panel confirms U.S. judge for N. California HARD MEMORIES OF COLD WAR .4 -Ji' i : ;" iM1 p.1"" '''M'iij'ui4wj ) i .n miij.ii ' uiuin t " jf i-i'hiil'jii) ...j.hi.ijii,uiiii.iiiih) iy) .mum j 11 . .! ' j) !, ,;"", ' .." ...;,': f ; .' ;h, " Program to grow with Perata's aid By Don Martinez OF THE EXAMINER STAFF OAKLAND A program intended to turn around "incorrigible" youngsters has won the support of a powerful Alameda County official who thinks it will help curb the growing homicide rate among black youngsters. Authorities are becoming increasingly concerned about the number of youngsters here meeting violent deaths and being arrested as murder suspects. "Youngsters would settle disputes with words or occasional fights, but now I think it is true that they have access to weapons and are using them more," said homicide Lt. Mike Sims. Of Oakland's 63 homicides this year, four victims and four suspects have been under 18. The program now being embraced by county Supervisor Don Perata was devised by a community psychologist who is convinced it helped turn around most of a group of 40 "hard heads." Dr. Craig Adams wants a chance to expand his efforts throughout East Oakland to help as many as 180 students identified by school and probation officials as "highly at risk." Perata will ask his colleagues next week to approve nearly $200,000 for the program. Adams, director of the East Oakland Community Health Clinic, said that "we try to establish a strong black male role model, something that many of these youngsters have never experienced before. We work on changing their attitude and behavior by exposing them to huge doses of self-examination, male role-model authority, cultural history, community support and heightened personal and peer expectations. "It's got to be someone caught up in the system to teach them By Brigid Schulte STATES NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday confirmed the appointment of Alameda County Superior Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong as a U.S. District judge for Northern California. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved her nomination without fanfare. Her approval by the full Senate was unanimous. Armstrong, 44, has been a police officer, an Alameda County deputy I district attorney and has served on ; the U.S. Consumer Product Safety; Commission. She was appointed a Superior Court judge in 1989 and won election to the job last November. She is a member of the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the State Court and has lobbied for the National Association of Women Judges and the National Council of Negro Women. 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The woman, Fatima Ramez Tafia, stayed silent for a moment after the judge read the sentence and then burst into tears. She had to be supported by police as she was taken out of court. She testified that her father-in-law fabricated the story that she had denounced her husband, Wal-id, as a member of the resistance after a marital dispute. The couple and their son had lived with his relatives. The Iraqis targeted military and police officers, especially those believed active in the resistance, for execution. Tafia said she last saw her husband after a quarrel Sept 18, and Iraqi police told her the next day he was imprisoned. She said her husband was shot Sept 29. Friends said Walid had not been in the military but smuggled guns for the resistance. "During the occupation I had no idea why they captured him. Why did they accuse me of collaboration?'' she asked. There is no possibility of a formal appeal under martial law, which has been in effect since Iraq was expelled from Kuwait on Feb. 26. But the martial law governor, Crown Prince Saad Abdullah Al-Sabah, must review all sentences, advised by three judges from the court of appeals. The woman has the right to " make a written appeal to Sabah. The first death sentence was handed down Saturday against a stateless man who confessed to joining the Iraqi Popular Army, a civilian militia, during the occupation. Study shows aspirin increases babies' size Mothers in test had previously had small fetuses By Randi Hutter Epstein ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Small amounts of aspirin taken daily during pregnancy can help some women deliver healthy babies that might otherwise have been dangerously small, French scientists reported in this week's Lancet. The finding came from a study of 229 women conducted from 1985-89 by France's National Institute of Health and Medical Research. All of the subjects had already had two pregnancies with dangerously small fetuses. Babies who are abnormally small are more likely to die. The study published in Satur day's issue of Lancet is the largest to show benefits of aspirin on se lect pregnant women. Doctors said that women not at risk for having fetuses with growth problems still are advised to avoid aspirin during pregnancy. Doctors have long shunned the use of aspirin by pregnant women because of fears that it could lead to bleeding problems in the mother or unborn child, said Dr. Gerard Breart, director of the epidemiology unit on maternal and child health for the French institute. Dr. Rory Collins, a senior research fellow in Oxford University's department of medicine, said "it's nice to see such positive results with such a cheap, easy treatment" Collins is conducting related research at Oxford. Although this study is encouraging and adds to growing medical evidence, Collins said results from larger, ongoing studies are needed to confirm that aspirin has no dangerous side effects, and to identify which women should take it during pregnancy. Town's citizens helped contras loot warehouse ASSOCIATED PRESS MANAGUA, Nicaragua Res idents of a small northern town joined newly rearmed contras in looting a warehouse stocked with clothes, tools and food for the de mobilized rebels, the Interior Ministry said Thursday. The Defense Department earli er described the incident as part of a contra arson and looting rampage, but Interior Minister Carlos Hurtado disputed that version. Hurtado said a various towns people, "including Sandinistas," took part in sacking the warehouse in remote San Jose de Bocay, 150 miles north of the capital. There were ijo reports of casual ties. Sandinistas still control the Defense Department, although the leftist Sandinistas are out of power and Violeta Chamorro is president. A defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said about 40 former Contras attacked warehouses and took items belonging to the government the Organization of American States and the Support and Verification Commission, which has been filling the basic needs of the disarmed contras for more than a year. Other raids were reported at a Sandinista collective at nearby Yali, where houses were burned. Hurtado said he did not yet have information on what happened at the'collectives. www

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