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METRO Cos Angeles Times Monday November 28 1983 Editorial Pages CCtPart II Gates Reveals Police Data on Plaintiffs in Illegal-Spying Suits ARNOLD Times Staff Writers a I 4 -4' 1111 th c'11111 et ip 1IIIk4 IL 0 4 1 ot: 'I( "Ilik cgt? l' liot i vitt 1 14: 01 2 1t: 0:44 144 's- Jui E2 -)- ::::1 ito Ilik' 11 0 es 0 t4: 4'4 4 4 i 41 i i ir 14k4: op Sir ''''1'' Nti a 4r7 INN a Ls' -7 A lir "-7 X- eltrP A kilt 4 41: lit qr 41r: Ik tiot 1 -)0-4iii 1-7 -Qsg 4' I ke -tA At- -1millkIiLAlm 1 CL A CON KEY! Los Angeles Times Dancers on float added color to parade which was watched intently by Alberto Villalobos Jr 8 months from the lap of hisfather The Zany and Traditional on Parade Santa Makes a Dual Holiday Debut: East LA and Hollywood up consider managed think the done job the news By JOEL SAPPELL and ROXANE In what is looming as a battle of documents a "fed-up" Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates has gone on the counterattack against citizens who are suing his department for alleged illegal spying Since the American Civil Liberties Union first filed suit against the department in 1978 it has released thousands of pages of police intelligence reports obtained under court order along with sworn depositions taken from subpoenaed officers Those disclosures cast the department's intelligence-gathering operations in an unfavorable light and contributed to the Police Commission's decision earlier this year to replace the department's discredited Public Disorder Intelligence Division on the advice of its attorneys the department has repeatedly cited the "pending litigation" in refusing to comment substantively on the ACLU disclosures But in an about-face Gates said the department now is going to play by the same rules as the ACLU and release docu- Police Chief ments that it Daryl Gat contends portray the plaintiffs in 'I'm reellyfet an unfavorable with what I c4 light one-sided "I'm really fed news And I tl up with what I consider one-aid- that the ACLI ed managed Plaintiffs hal news And I think a magnificen that the ACLU of managing 1 the plaintiffs in this case' have done a magnificent job of managing the news in this case" Gates said in an interview As part of the change in strategy excerpts from several depositions were offered to The Times by Assistant Police Chief Robert Vernon In those documents intelligence officers accused one plaintiff of making death threats against police officers accused another of fostering racial strife and contended that a third plaintiff traveled to Cuba to learn guerrilla warfare Plaintiff Karen Bass according to a 1973 intelligence document provided to The Times "traveled to Cuba with the 6th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade The brigade trains revolutionary-prone Americans in terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare while claiming to harvest sugar cane" Bass characterized as a brigade leader "returned from Cuba to the USA bringing back propaganda literature" the document noted without citing the source of this information A surprised Bass now 30 and a physician's assistant said her eight trips to Cuba were educational and had nothing to do with terrorism "I'm angry and I'm shocked that they would use (this allegation) to try to attempt to smear me personally and the brigade" Bass said in an interview She described the Police Chief Daryl Gates: Tm reallyfed with what I one-sided news And I that the ACLU plaintiffs have a magnificent of managing in this case' iv 11 1 or ore 4 Thelk 17 ---0 ht )14117 '''0 I le 1- NI s' 4' te N's 11 At A I 101001 fl 40 41 10 ir 0 1 I A i' I lo I' "Hill Street Blues" television series drew cheers and the loudest reactions were reserved for honorary Grand Marshal Ricardo Montalban and Mayor Bradley There were occasional hitches in the parade's movement: autograph seekers burst through parade lines to rush Montalban and Bradley waving pen and paper Montalban's four mounted escorts and two plainclothesmen kept them at a distance while the star of "Fantasy Island" continued to smile and wave But the mayor's plainclothes aides let them through and Bradley ordered his car to stop from time to time in order to accommodate them Pepe Gomez his wife Hortencia and their sons Pepito and Jesus said they had come from Huntington Park to see this year's parade making a difficult choice between the one in East Los Angeles and the later event in Hollywood Gomez said it was his wife's decision She wanted he said "to see our parade" And besides they could see the Hollywood one on television later Stars and dignitaries riding in the East Los Angeles parade included actress Carmen Zapata actor Jock Mahoney US Rep Edward Roybal (D-Los Angeles) Sheriff Sherman Block state Sen Art Torres D- Los Angeles) Assemblyman Richard Alatorre D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Gloria Molina D-Los Angeles) Sheriff's deputies and Los Angeles police said crowds were orderly for both events and arrests were limited to minor infractions such as public intoxication and minor disturbances Venceremos Brigade as "an educational project" that provided members with an opportunity to gain "closer knowledge of the Cuban people and Cuban society" by helping them with construction projects "No one ever came in contact with the Cuban military" Bass insisted "or received any type of military training" She said she learned how to use a gun in the United States from "Los Angeles' finest" "The person who taught me how to shoot was Officer Jon Dial" Bass said "He encouraged many different folks who had leadership responsibilities in the LA progressive community to learn how to use weapons" Dial one of 12 former undercover officers being sued infiltrated a host of left-wing organizations during the 1970s Plaintiff Antonio Rodriguez according to a police officer's deposition released by the department was a leader of several Latino groups whose members caused ra cial discord in East Los Angeles smuggled Mexican Communist Party members responsible for 1968 riots in Mexico City into California and distributed weapons south of the border One youth who police say belonged to a Rodriguez convicted in the shooting death of a Los Angeles police officer Rodriguez when contacted by The Times said the youth was not a member of the organization which he said was created mainly to tutor children aid people with welfare and immigration problems and combat alleged police brutality Now an attorney Rodriguez denied that he or his groups did anything illegal including trying to pit blacks against Latinos as PEW Officer James Leos charged in his deposition "If you are going to believe the police (about Rodriguez and his organization) then the people of this city and the country in fact should call the police and Officer Leos into account for having allowed felons of all types to continue committing acts of violence" Rodriguez said noting that he has never been convicted of any crime Rodriguez charged that the department is now trying to justify its surveillance by "framing" Please see GATES Page 6 Writer Its as if one could by examining a completed house determine the name address and Social Security number of the bricklayer who placed each brick The scientists learned that brain cells have a special "identification tag" an 82-segment chemical code that tells a gene to manufacture its products in a brain cell rather than anywhere else "It's like an area code for brain genes" Sutcliffe said They also traced one brain protein which they call "013236" that may be a brain chemical that affects emotions and behavior by speeding slowing or otherwise modifying electrical activity in the nervous system 'Heroic Effort' If that is so then the protein might be tested as a drug for controlling the behavior of animals Eventually it might even be used in humans The Scripps and Salk research is partly supported by McNeil Laboratories and the National Institutes of Health "The novelty of it is putting all of the different pieces that was really a heroic effort" biochemist Robert Milner a Salk Institute member of the team said Please see BRAIN Page 2 i '47'Ni i 0 4 By GEORGE RAMOS and SEAN HILLER Times Staff Writers Santa Claus arrived in Los Angeles twice with a Christmas Parade in East Los Angeles and again with a Christmas Parade in Hollywood The parades were different: One floating in a fantasy of film celebrities and ersatz snow the other swaying to the distinctive rhythms of a mariachi band They were also similar: Both featured Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in one of the leading cars with Santa Claus reserved as a spectacular show-closer at the very end And just in case anybody still had doubts authorities said Santa's arrivals were witnessed by millions of television viewers across the country in addition to the combined total of nearly a million people who police said were on hand to see him in person at the two events It was Hollywood's 52nd annual Christmas parade and police said about 800000 people turned out to line Sunset Boulevard Highland Avenue and Hollywood as many as six catch a glimpse of the event Juan Vasquez who was standing in the rear rank of spectators at the parade's starting point near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue found the crowd frustrating "I haven't been able to see anything" he said But Janet Clayton of Monterey Park said she was satisfied "I came for the stars" she said The ones she saw included parade Grand Marshal George Peppard star of NBC's "The Wacky Doo Dah in Pasadena Draws 50000 Spectators By STEVE HARVEY Times Staff Writer Escalating arms costs nearly forced Adrian Hatrick out of the Doo Dah Parade on Sunday "I had to pay a mannequin shop $2 per arm to rent 45 arms for a day" grumbled Hatrick as she marched at the front of Citizens for the Right to Bare Arms "Other places wanted $5 per arm" The seventh annual Doo Dah in Pasadena was as wacky as ever featuring: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Drool Team whose members wielded gasoline-powered saws and juggled bones The Long Beach Manure Ski Team with a model of Bandini Mountain on a float and a one-word cheer And Jenny the famous Siberian shepherd who was recently granted a tree-climbing permit in San Francisco according to owner Jerry Gerbracht Seeking a Statemest But underneath the jokes and puns there was in edge of seriousness Never before in the Doo Dah did so many groups comment on the nuclear age including the ABC-TV Day After Surf Club whose survivors wore yellow radiation suits In fact Sal Patti of Arcadia was hard put to come up with a fresh anti-nuclear statement for his group and thus settled for: "You Can't Pick Your Nose With Nuclear Arms" Patti who pushed a giant air-filled globe of the Earth along the 114-mile parade route through downtown Pasadena said later: "I wanted to be funny but I also wanted to make a statement since there were so many (50000) people watching I mean I'm afraid we're going to blow ourselves up" A parody of the Tournament of Roses Parade the Doo Dah was created by publicist Peter Apanel who vowed that no live flowers would ever smell up the event It also has no theme no grand marshal no judges no prizes and only a modicum of taste While one Pasadena columnist has criticized New Discoveries Through Old Techniques Researchers Closing In on Mysteries of Brain S) 'I I 4 4 Sintril 0 It 4 )-10 --S 441 '( op Ni 1 -k tc 40 14 't? 1 0 i ler 1141111111 1 I I 1 AURELIO JOSE BARRERA I Los An Belal Mee Crystal Cathedral's "Living Nativity" float in Hollywood Christmas Parade A Team" television series plus William Shatner Lindsay Wagner James Darren Joan Van Ark Mariette Hartley Jayne Kennedy Lou Ferrignot Andy Williams Buddy Ebsen and Norm Crosby Earlier an estimated 125000 people had lined Whittier and Atlantic boulevards for the 9th annual East Los Angeles Christmas Parade which featured more than 300 parade units including floats marching bands and drill teams Parade Grand Marshal Rene Enriquez of the Members of the Beckman Ski Club of perennial Doo Dah entries like the Synchronized Briefcase Drill Team (bankers in dark three-piece suits) and the Garlic People for refusing to change their acts the spectators seemed as delighted as ever to see them (The Newport Dull Men's Club had nothing new to show either but then everyone would be disappointed if it did) Also back were the Unknown Shoppers who wore bags over their heads and pushed shopping carts They were the subject of controversy two years ago when a woman in Portsmouth Va saw a wire service photo of the group and mistakenly thought one of the members was a daughter who had joined a cult "It was me she saw" confirmed Andrea 0 A 11 Io 0 9 1 A '4 111 3 6 fxXICP-1 IV l'' By KEAY DAVIDSON Times Staff LA here are using old techniques in new ways to explore "totally unexplored" areas of the brain In the process the scientists at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and at the Salk Institute appear to have cracked the genetic code for parts of the mysterious structure that is formed by the brain and nervous system And they may have discovered a new family of brain chemicals that might influence how we move think and feel 'Marriage' of Techniquet The research which involves a "marriage" of techniques from molecular biology and neurobiology unveils a way to study the brain with "a new-found audacity" the Nov 18 issue of the journal Science says It could in the long run lead to better drug psychiatric disorders says Scripps molecular biologist Gregor Sutcliffe Scientists can now proceed to draw an incredibly precise "map" of the entire brain down to extremely small brain structures Eventually they could learn not only the chemical makeup of each brain fiber and cell but also which gene formed that fiber or cell HARRY FISHER I Los Angeles Times Anaheim took a hint from the Red Baron Manes 33 "I'm from Anaheim and I don't belong to a cult" "She belongs to the Alpha Beta cult but she just won't admit it" said another Unknown Shopper Mike Stroud The closest thing to controversy this year was a man selling look-alike "Doo Da" having been left off because Doo Dah is an official trademark "Where's the 'h'?" a Doo Dah purist yelled at the salesman "Where's the 'h'?" At the end of the route the 125 or so entries repaired to a nearby park where some marching plumbers sipped white wine from their plungers Explained Scott Sherwood of Long Beach: "The plunger holds the bouquet".

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