Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on October 13, 1994 · Page 1
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.! , )' W- V--, 1 . 1 f. i ! 1. i ' 'l ft 1 ' j f . ! , i.l.. .4 ll i QuakeKGadj; Homecoming in Atlanta may be rude one for Deion Sanders Are you prepared? anta Cruz County n Thursdav. Oct. 13, 1994 "TP O T! iiIC:?JFRM, I,C. 1115 E A-UJfcS AVc SU'iMrVALfct CA 9-tOJ6 Serving the community since 1856 home fais owe 0 - t. . ..... M Golden Cross to lose license Troubled facility Golden Cross Health Care of Santa Cruz I f I if v j Golden Cross Health Care Center Location: 2990 Soquel Ave., Live Oak Violations cited this year: 22 Number of beds: 212 Number of residents: 144 Licensee: Golden Cross Care III Inc., president Marlene Robertson of Palos Verdes Maj. Gen. James B. Taylor, joint task force leader, with Secretary of State Christopher. dents of the license status. "Our owner, Marlene Robertson, intends to fight this all the way," administrator Ken Casey said Wednesday. The home has retained attorneys to appeal the denial, according to Casey, who recently took over for Fred Hosil-los. In the meantime, it will correct all the problems cited by the state, he said. Nursing home watchdogs said they hope the state's decision will not mean the loss of a nursing home in the county. The facility is licensed for 212 beds. The population, however, is about 144. "I hope the state will intercede and put it in receivership or force the sale of the facility to a licensee who will provide adequate care," said Patricia Please see NURSING back page By DONNA KIMURA Sentinel staff writer LIVE OAK - Santa Cruz County's largest nursing home has been' denied a new license after a weeklong inspection by state health officials, according to documents obtained Wednesday. Golden Cross Health Care of Santa Cruz received at least seven citations for violations found during a licensing visit Sept. 18-27, according to records with the state Department of Health Services in San Jose. Authorities found problems in pa- , 7vTS'"', ' j " i Chris Carothers Sentinel The Associated Press Golden Cross' license is scheduled to expire Tuesday. The home, however, has been granted an extension to Nov. 30 to allow officials time to notify resi tient care, administration of medicine, housekeeping and food service. The new citations are in addition to 15 issued earlier this year. Columbus flag flies over wharf. Gulf focus turns to prevention By BARRY SCHWEID The Associated Press KUWAIT As Iraqi troops retreated from the Kuwait border, the United States and its allies turned their focus Wednesday to heading off future crises that might be provoked by Saddam Hussein. Thousands of U.S. troops continued to stream into the region as insurance. Meanwhile, six Persian Gulf countries committed their own troops to the allied effort after a meeting in Kuwait with Secretary of State Warren Christopher. One option that Christopher pursued with the Gulf ministers and with British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd involved establishing he Vforid? I j i 1?" 'k';V 1 v; ,77 through the U.N. Security Council a zone near the Kuwaiti border that would be off-limits to Iraqi tanks and other heavy military equipment. Iraqi flights already are banned in the area. Panama grants Cedras asylum PageD5 . Tobacco firms spend big for anti-smoking proposition By STEVE LAWRENCE The Associated Press SACRAMENTO - Why would tobacco companies spend more than $7.8 million to convince California voters to approve an anti-smoking measure? ; Easy: Opponents say it's not ; much of an anti-smoking measure. I - "It's about as tough as a marsh-mallow," said Carolyn Martin, a teacher who is co-chair of the No on Proposition 188 committee. Opponents contend the frtnM Nov-8 ballot mV.Wv'' 1 measure is an !C& insidious at-rUSl tempt by to- vJFsLjU bacco compa- K "& nies to increase their sales by scuttling more than 300 local anti-smoking laws. It would also overturn a stronger state anti- smoking law scheduled to take feet in January. "It's very misleading," Martin said. "They know that the public is in favor of a tobacco-free environment. That's how they have couched their campaign. "They're not interested in your health; they're interested in their wealth," Martin said. Sixty percent of Californians live in cities or counties with tougher restrictions than Proposition 188 would impose. And 87 percent of Californians who work indoors do so under stronger smoking limits, the measure's opponents say. Lee Stitzenberger, director of the Yes on 188 campaign, contends the initiative is a reasonable alternative to the workplace smoking ban approved by the Legislature and Gov. Pete Wilson earlier this year. "This would be, if not the toughest, the second toughest statewide smoking law in the U.S.," Stitzenberger said in defense of Prop. 188. "It would prohibit smoking in most public places where it's now allowed. It is the most stringent on minors' access to tobacco products of any law in the U.S." It would allow business owners to either ban smoking or provide separate sections with ventilation standards, he said. Besides overturning the other anti-smoking laws, the ballot measure would ban smoking in most indoor public facilities and workplaces with several exceptions, including private offices, smoking lounges, gambling parlors and bars, and in portions of bowling alleys, hotel and motel lobbies and conference rooms. Please see TOBACCO back page v if '. " i ' 1 H'. s tit: " S' ' ; a (l.tt i jj t '-. - ' , - . . ' - Dan CoyroSentinel photos Native American Teresa Candelaria, far right, speaks at Louden Nelson Center on Wednesday. Indigenous Peoples' Day marked Defense Secretary William Per- ry was expected to continue those discussions when he arrived in the region today. How: ever, facing resistance from some allies, the White House was not publicly pushing the idea on Wednesday. ; Although U.N. Ambassador Madeleine Albright said she had raised the idea at the United Nations, White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers told reporters-, "That is not a proposal that we have shopped around." The French, in particular, urged caution. Two French Cabinet ministers said Iraq had not violated any agreements and the West should not over-react. Whatever the details of the allied response, Christopher said, "we are resolved and committed that Saddam should not be permitted to project the world into crisis at his own whim." Please see IRAQ backpage Arafat's police searching for kidnapped Israeli By SAID GHAZALI The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, under intense pressure from Israel to find a soldier kidnapped by Islamic militants, ordered a widespread crackdown early today on Hamas supporters. Israeli and Palestinian reports said more than 9,000 Palestinian police were involved in the operation to arrest militants and search for the soldier. The raids began shortly after midnight after Arafat failed to persuade leaders of the fundamentalist Hamas movement to cooperate in an effort to free the soldier. Israel Radio reported dozens of arrests. Dr. Ahmed Tebi, a top adviser to Arafat, said the operation was unprecedented in scale, with thousands of Palestinian police involved. The young soldier's abduction by Hamas shocked Israel and thrust the Middle East peace process into its deepest crisis yet. Hamas, the leading opponent of the Palestinian autonomy accord, said it would kill Please see ISRAELI back page Robert Stagnaro says Columbus deserves recognition. ' . V but I don't think so." As Stagnaro spoke he sat in his restaurant on the Municipal Wharf, and reflected on what has happened to his hero. i" "I don't understand why they can't have a different, a separate day for indigenous people and keep Columbus Day," Stagnaro said. "When I first heard about it, my feeling was they were trying to embarrass the Italian community, but now I don't think so. They just didn't think it through." Outside the restaurant on a pole next to the American flag, a Columbus flag with three small boats in a sea of white nylon snapped in the breeze, as if flown from a masthead. History has been unkind to Columbus. He was a man acknowledged as brilliant in leadership and navigation, but fatally corrupted and wasted by greed. When America revealed itself to him, shortly after dawn on Oct. 12, Please see INDIGENOUS back page By JOHN ROBINSON Sentii.ul staff writer SANTA CRUZ Goodbye Columbus. We no longer need you. On Wednesday, Columbus Day became Indigenous Peoples' Day in Santa Cruz by order of the City Council, and few kind words were found for the once-honored explorer. "He took our land. He took our ceremonies and killed our people," said Teresa Candelaria on behalf of Native Americans at the Louden Nelson Center on Wednesday. "The killing is still going on. This is the first day of truth. It has been 502 years of struggle." It was a day to celebrate all indigenous people. But exactly what indigenous means, however, was unclear to many at the Louden Nelson Center. "It means Native Americans," said Natalie Alvarez, a high school student. "It means the people of all the Americas," said Hector Abundis, another student. "I don't know," said another student, "Maybe like, 'Born here.' " To Robert "Big Boy" Stagnaro, the meaning is clear it is an insult to Columbus, to himself, and to the Italian people. "I just don't think it's right," Stagnaro said. "You can't rewrite history. They say Columbus was an invader, N.J. town bans that &$?$! bad language PV schools budget OK'd County schools Superintendent Diane Siri OKs PV Unified School District's 1994-95 $77 million budget. Page A2 II Lot Bay Living D1 Business B4 Classified C3 Comics B6 County news .. A2 Crossword B6 Entertainment D3 Lottery A8 Nation news C10 NewsLine B4 Obituaries A8 Opinion A9 State news A6 Stocks B5 Sports B1 TV listings D4 Traffic alert A5 , World news .... D5 " threat has helped police keep language in check since the city revamped its loitering ordinance in 1991 to bar public cursing. The Raritan cursing ban makes it illegal for people to behave in a disorderly manner by using "noisy, rude or indecent behavior, by using profane, vulgar or indecent language, by making insulting remarks or comments to others" in public. The American Civil Liberties Union's New Jersey chapter has deemed the ban unconstitutional. senior citizens, oppose the ban, saying it infringes on free speech. Bree Dougherty, 21, said she couldn't believe the council passed it. "What are they thinking?" said Dougherty, who recently moved here from Philadelphia. "The days of 'Leave It to Beaver' and 'American Bandstand' are long gone. The council should be more worried about how to protect citizens from crime and how to keep property taxes low." A similar law in Quincy, Mass., hasn't ever led to a prosecution, Mayor James A. Sheets said. Just the night. A Montville man is offering $10,000 to any state or federal legislator who can make cursing in public a crime. "I'm not saying I want a cop on every street corner with a bar of soap in his pocket to wash your mouth out with soap," Brad Honigsberg said of his offer. "But I do think cursing in public should be banned. People can't seem to do it voluntarily, so it's up to lawmakers." Other residents and visitors interviewed Wednesday in this 2-square-mile borough of 5,800 residents, many By DONNA DE LA CRUZ The Associated Press RARITAN, N.J. - A car with Florida plates pulled slowly onto Raritan's main thoroughfare Wednesday. An elderly couple looked around curiously. "Is this the town that just banned cursing?" Harry Stiles, 75, asked a passerby. 'When the Tampa resident was told yes, Stiles replied, "Oh good. Because we want to move here." Stiles isn't the only person who likes the cursing ban the borough council passed unanimously Tuesday a Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs 60s-70s; lows 40s-50s. Printed on recycled paper Vr 1 4 ,t4.0&u0ti mlafffimiiiii

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