Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 1
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Ukiah Daily ^H ^a***' 4B»> ^fc«A*>Mfcd*b B*> iMlM*^ ^l^*V«*JL««L ^ ^^j* ournal Vacation playland Discover the pleasures of Mendocino County/Special section C1993, Donrey Madia Group Sunday, June 27,1993 22 pages Volume 133 Number 60 75 Cents tax included DAYBREAK Ryan Harris Ukiah grad plans to study genetics Ryan Harris recently graduated from Ukiah High School and plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley as a genetics and molecular biology major. He says he enjoys sports, leadership and cycling. He was also president of his senior class. He was on the swim team at Ukiah High and has been a lifeguard for two years. TIDBITS • The Coyote Valley Band of Porno Indians is sponsoring a summer food service program for children. Free meals will be made available to attending children under 19 years old. Children who are receiving food stamps or are on food distribution programs as part of Indian reservation households or AFDC are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. The meals will be provided at the Coyote Valley Tribal Center, 7751 N. State St., Redwood Valley. Telephone 485-8723 for information. LOTTO/DECCO DECCO: Friday—hearts, 4; dubs, 3; diamonds, 8; spades, ace. Saturday— hearts, 2; clubs, 5; diamonds, 3; spades, 8. DAILY 3: Friday— 7. 9, 6. Saturday— 4, 2, 6. LOTTO: Saturday— 10,16,18, 27, 35 and 43 for a $3.1 million jackpot. FANTASY 5: Friday— 8,17,23, 27, 30. CORRECTIONS • The Ukian Dally Journal uaa* thl* epaee to cornet error* or mate clarification* to nnw artldM. Significant error* In obtluar- I** or birth announcement* will rawK In (•printing of In* entire Ham. Error* may be reported to tha editorial department, 4M-3MO. JOURNAL PHONES Main Numbw* 468-3500, 468-0123 Circulation Number 468-3533 ClaMlfltd Number 468-3535, 468-3536 WEATHER Outlook: Cooler Temperature* Fridays high Friday's low Last year's 6/25 high Last year's 6/25 low Saturday's high Saturday's low Last year's 6/26 high ' Last year's 6/26 low Rainfall As of 4 p.m. Saturday Season to 6/26 Last year to 6/26 102 55 84 59 96 56 78 57 .00 46.68 27.71 The pally Journal l» made Ir'om at least 40 percent ra«cl*d newsprint Rub-lrw Ink to ike uwdtt Keep the Ink on the paper Imttid olvourrwm*. Cwnptte the loop and i«cyde yaw paper. MENDOCINO COUNTY S LARGEST NEWSPAPER U.S. launches attack on Baghdad WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces launched Tomahawk missiles against an Iraqi intelligence target in Baghdad based on "compelling evidence" of a plot to assassinate former President Bush, President Clinton said Saturday night Clinton said the planned attack against Bush was "directed and pursued" by Iraqi intelligence. "It was an elaborate plan devised by the Iraqi government," he said in a hastily arranged address to the nation from the Oval Office. He called the attack "particularly loathsome and cowardly" because it was against the leader of the Gulf War coalition. "A firm and commensurate response was essential to protect our sovereignty," he said. Clinton said he gave the order Thursday to attack "the Iraqi intelligence service's principal command control facility in Baghdad." He said the missiles were launched at 1:22 p.m. PDT Saturday. Striking the tough tone of a commander in chief, Clinton said the strike was "to deter further violence against our people and to affirm the expectation of civilized behavior among nations." Clinton said he had discussed the action with congressional leaders and U.S. allies and called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council "to expose Iraq's crime." Attorney General Janet Reno and CIA Director Jim Woolsev found "compelling evidence" that there was an Iraqi-sponsored plot to kill Bush, the president said. "Saddam Hussein has demonstrated repeatedly that he will resort to terrorism or aggression if left unchecked," Clinton said. He said every effort was made "to minimize the loss of innocent life." Navy ships located in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf shot 23 Tomahawk missiles at the intelligence facility in downtown Bagh- RECLAIMING THEIR LIVES Victims of abuse speak of painful past By MAUREEN CONNOR-RICE Valley living editor Winnie Boatwright, Christine Montone and Herb Thompson have a lot in common. All are adults living in the Ukiah area, all have addictive personalities, all are in therapy, all were sexually molested as children. Today most are members of Parents United, a group whose members haye been sexually molested or are molesters. Boatwright, Montone and Thompson were raised and molested outside the county and have only recently come to terms with their childhood experiences. Boatwright said she has only unblocked her memories recently and more are still coming to light. She was only a year old when her grandfather started watching her, stalking her, she recalls. He constantly told her she had to "mind." So he would take her behind buildings and have her remove her clothing. "When I'd start to scream, he'd choke me. He told me I'd get into trouble if I said anything. "I thought I was the bad kid who deserved to be treated that way." Boatwright's mother moved across the country twice to get away from her stepfather. But the grandmother followed the family, bringing along her husband, Roly Shirpe-Brash/Thc Daily Joumil Winnie Boatwright shows some of her art. This form of creativity has been therapy to the woman who was abused as a small child. and moved right next door. Apparently there were family members who had told the grandmother about her husband, but the grandmother didn't believe the stories. Recognizing the anger Boatwright recalls her mother showed her anger, but recognizes now the anger was directed at the grandfather, not Boatwright. But she doesn't understand how her mother didn't recognize the signs sooner. Anyone who wants to report a molest or rape should call the Police Department. Anyone who has been assaulted should contact Detectives Mariano Guzman or John McCutcheon, 463-6242. When she was closer to school age, Boatwright stayed right by her mother's side. Her mother told her that if the grandfather ever hurt her to scream. When she did scream, the man threw her across the hall, but left her alone from then on. That was when Boatwright felt powerful for the first time, she says today. But Boatwright had a twin sister who had always been sickly and hadn't had much contact with the grandfather. After she regained her health, the man had See ABUSE, Page A-ll Parents United is here to help By MAUREEN CONNOR-RICE Valley living editor Parents United is a non-profit and non-sectarian volunteer organization open to those who have experienced any type of molestation. According to information supplied by Parents United, the entire family is affected when any member becomes a victim. This includes adults, non- offending adults, the offender and adults who were child victims as well as other family members, .„_ „, „ -—.——.»— . , Attending the group meetings '"' ^'' ' i"™^*™—• •—-—•—- ' .... offers an opportunity to work out A woman studies drawings by Herb Thompson and Win- me tt&wn& in ^^ lives> x^y nle Boatwright when they were children after they had can ga jn new perspective as they been molested. discover they are not alone and others have mastered the same difficulties they are facing. Sessions are held weekly and led by professional counselors from various parts of the community. Members receive support from others as well as the counselors. According to Parents United, child abuse is a community problem. Current research statistics suggest one out of three girls and one out of four boys will be sexually abused before they are 18 years of age. Child molestation is any contact or overture of a sexual nature. It includes propositions, fondling, genital exposure and See GROUP, Page A-ll MAKING A DIFFERENCE Ukiahan sets off for former Yugoslavia on peace mission By MAUREEN CONNOR-RICE Valley living editor Erica Enzer left Saturday on her next peace adventure — to the former Yugoslavia. Beati i Costruttori di Pace, an Italian peace group based in Padua, is sponsoring three camps in and near Sarajevo. The camps will house women, children, ill people, elderly people and refugees. One camp will be in Sarajevo with a Muslim government, one will be in Ilidza with a Serbian government and one in Kiseljak with a Croatian government. Enzer wants to be in Sarajevo. Special efforts will be made to bring large numbers of people to the Sarajevo area in August because of an ecumenical celebra- Acampo tion and meeting on "peace from the point of view of citizens." Why go halfway around the world? "I heard about this project and decided to go," she said. "It is important to experiment with nonviolence. The governments can't handle it. I can't tell the government what to do, so I better do something myself," she added. Enzer teaches part time at Mendocino College. She plans to return in mid-August so she can teach next semester. She admits she has a little fear about the trip. "On the other hand, I read about accidents every day," ^ _. r ._._ **«££* 67, if I don't do it now, Erlci Enwr plans to spend the summer working for peace In when am i going to do it?" the former Yugoslavia. Roly Sturpc-Bruh/rhc D«ily Joumil dad, Pentagon sources said. Bush visited Kuwait in April, where he was honored for his role leading the allies in the Persian Gulf War. Kuwaiti officials arrested 17 people in a suspected plot against Bush; 11 of the suspects are Iraqis. When the plot was revealed last month, some congressional leaders said the United Slates should retaliate if it was proved that Saddam See ATTACK, Page A-ll Health care choices not expected to be easy By GLENDA ANDERSON Journal staff writer Ultimately, medical care will have to be rationed in order to keep health costs down, California Medical Association President-elect Ralph Acampo said Thursday night. Acampo was in Redwood Valley to address doctors at a Mendocino-Lake County Medical Society- sponsored dinner at the Broiler Steakhouse. In an interview before the dinner, he said efforts to cut costs through managed care programs are good, but that the savings only last for four or five years. In the long run, with a limited pot of money, people, or the government, may have to make tough decisions about what diseases and which people are treated, Acampo said. "That's going to be an extremely difficult problem," he said. Acampo recalled that in the 1960s, before legislation mandated the federal government pay for treatment for all kidney dialysis patients and the technology was new and limited, a committee would decide who would get treatment. For instance, younger, otherwise healthy people would get priority over older, or sicker people, he said. "I'm not saying we'll have committees again," Acampo said. But treatment and diseases will have to be prioritized. For example, anencephalic babies — ones born with only a partial brain or without a brain — would be at the bottom of the list, he said. See HEALTH, Page A-12 Woman sues city of Willits and officer for $5 million By LOIS O'ROURKE Journal staff writer A woman, claiming she was raped by a Willits police officer in 1989 is suing the officer and the city of Willits for $5 million in punitive damages, according to documents filed in Mendocino County Superior Court. The same woman is also suing a former Willits reserve officer claiming he raped her last summer and is asking for $3 million in punitive damages and unspecified general damages. . The first lawsuit, filed in Superior Court June 1, alleges the officer, Sgt. Andie Jensen while on duty, drove the woman, then a 16-year- old police cadet, to the city's sewage treatment plant and raped her. In the second lawsuit, the woman alleges Christopher Lamprich forced her to engage in sexual intercourse while at the Summer Lake area in Brooktrails July 25, 1992. Lamprich also faces criminal charges in connection with the alleged rape. His trial is scheduled July 26. Lamprich is also accused of rap- See LAWSUIT, Page A-12

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