Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 11
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1993 A-11 Abuse- Continued from Page A-l a new victim. But this time, when the man took the sister to the chicken house, the sister immediately started screaming. The mother, grandmother and aunt all attacked and he left the family. Drawing aided recovery When she was tiny, Boatwright felt safe climbing up a tree. She learned to love nature. And she started drawing. "There was no one to listen or question my behavior," she recalls. "Art was the only way to relate what was happening to me. I started to draw fantasies. "Making things was how I kept sane," she relates. "I had a guardian angel who turned all that into creativity." Boatwright has had many problems she attributes to the repeated molestations. "From keeping all the memories and stress bottled up all those years, I finally had a heart attack." She later married and had two children. But then the echoes of her past returned when she began to suspect her husband was molesting their daughter. When she caught him a short time later, she ended the marriage. Boatwright became a compulsive eater and a workaholic. "I did not want to impair my mind with drugs or alcohol," she recalls. "I was afraid to not be alert and in my right mind." The incident with her children and husband apparently retriggered all her past memories. Boatwright feels she has found a family in the Parents United group. Through the group she has received support to face the past as it is unlocked from her memory. "It's incredible to realize big blocks of my life have disappeared," she stresses. Boatwright's daughter, Danielle Adams, now 24, was only 8 when she alleges her father molested and raped her. "It seemed like it went on for centuries, but it was only a couple of'months before my mother realized it," she states. Adams herself became addicted for a time to drugs and alcohol because she "wanted to feel more accepted." Now Adams, too, sketches and does a lot of writing. She has won several-creative writing contests and plans to eventually write fictional books. "People need to know they are not to blame for being molested. They have to talk to someone about it," Adams stresses. Blocking out memories Herb Thompson also has blocks of time missing from his life. He has only been remembering for the past 2Vi years. "The first time it happened," he says of being molested, "I was about 3 years old. It took 42 years to get in touch with it." Thompson's father owned a bowling alley. He also had a drinking problem. When his father took Thompson to the bowling alley as a child, the youngster was allegedly raped by his dad, uncle and strangers. "Now I look back on my childhood as a blank. My life is like a psychology textbook," Thompson explains. "I stayed isolated and close to home. I always had a horrendous sense of shame and low self-esteem. There were learning problems in school. I thought I was really stupid. "In high school, I was a raging terror on the football team. I vented my rage that way." That, he believes, helped keep him out of jail. "You have to have an outlet," Thompson said That outlet ended in college, where he was injured, putting an end to his athletic activities. Later he became a workaholic. Thompson moved to Potter Valley in 1972 where he isolated himself and worked doing landscaping. "I was depressed for 25 years," he says retrospectively. "I have come so far because of the art show," Thompson explained, referring to the art show at the Ukiah Civic Center in April sponsored by and with the artwork of members of Parents United. This launched his willingness to now talk about his experiences. Thompson urges people who have been molested to seek help. Parents United can give that help," he insists. "Just call 463-4915. "I thought I was crazy most of my life," he recalls. "I lived in abject terror and didn't know where it came from. "Children deal with sexual assault by having the mind and spirit leave the body," he concludes. Therapist helped in healing Christine Montone is 25 now and lives in Laytonville. She has been in therapy for the last two years. A drugs and alcohol abuser, she suffered an ulcer and was hospitalized for major depression, she explains. "A therapist tied it all together." Montone had been orally raped when she was only 5 years old. A group of neighborhood boys trapped her in a vacant house. The family moved two years later, but she was confronted again with abuse by a friend's older brother. "During that whole time, I never knew I could say no or tell an adult," she laments. At 14 she was into drugs and considered a troublemaker. "I was in pain and really confused. I didn't connect the pain and the molestations." Montone later moved to Laytonville where she continued to use drugs and alcohol until she found out she was pregnant. She looked for a counselor and got in touch with Parents United. Montone likes to draw. She has a penchant for it — her father and grandfather were artists. "Art helps me express what I can't put into words," she explains. "A lot of my drawings are dark, scary and morbid." Montone told her family about the molestations two years ago and they have been very supportive, she says. Bombings linked to series Attack of blasts in 70s and '80s SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI believes package bombs that injured • two scientists on both coasts this week are linked to a series of explosions from 1978 to 1987 that killed one person and injured 21. The series was dubbed Unabom and its victims — like the targets of this week's blasts — were primarily academics and others involved in high-technology. Forensic evidence tied the two most recent blasts to each other and the Unabom cases, Rick Smith, the FBI's spokesman in San Francisco, said on Friday. He also said the nature of the attacks and similar backgrounds of the victims helped establish a link. On Thursday, David Gelernter, 38, suffered severe wounds to the abdomen, chest, face and hands when a package bomb exploded in his fifth floor office in a Yale University computing center. Dr. Charles Epstein, a noted geneticist and professor of pediatrics at the University of California- San Francisco, was injured Tuesday when he opened a package bomb in his kitchen in Tiburon, a Marin County suburb about five miles north of San Francisco. "We established today the New Haven bomb is similar to the Tiburon bomb, and those two, we believe, are connected to Una- bom," Smith said, confirming statements made by the FBI in Connecticut. FBI Director William Sessions spoke to reporters following an address to the Commonwealth Club on Friday but shed no additional light on the investigation. "We are still trying to establish a motive," Sessions said. The FBI said one piece of evidence they were examining was a letter turned over to the agency by The New York Times on Thursday. The newspaper said the letter, postmarked June 21 from Sacramento, warns of "a news worthy event" and identifies the author as "a group calling ourselves FC." Authorities have acknowledged the Unabom bomber had identified himself as FC. FBI investigators determined the Unabom blasts were the work of one person. They described their suspect as an intelligent, college- educated man who got "psychological fulfillment" from building bombs disguised as novels, parcels and manuscripts. One person who saw a man place a bomb in a Salt Lake City parking lot in 1987 described him as white, about 5 feet and 10 inches tall, with reddish-blond hair and a thin mustache. Between 30 and 35 agents from the FBI, ATF and U.S. Postal Service are working on the California end of the investigation, said John Covert, FBI acting special agent- in-charge in San Francisco. "I think this will be a long-haul investigation. You have to put together a lot of pieces of the puzzle," Covert said. Covert said the return address on the bomb that injured Epstein carried the name of James Hill, chairman of the chemistry department at California State University at Sacramento. Agents, he added, are confident that Hill was not involved in the bombing. Hill, a faculty member since 1968, said he can't think of anyone who might use his name. "You go back and think about students, but I can't see any individual who was angry at us or me at that time," he said. The recent attacks prompted universities and high-tech companies nationwide to step up security. UCSF Police Chief Ron Nelson canceled days off and placed his 25 officers on alert. Patrols were beefed up at all nine UC campuses. At UC-Berkeley, people handling the mail were warned to watch for suspicious packages. Continued from Page A-l Hussein's government was behind the alleged plot. Some urged the use of military force. Iraq dismissed charges that it was involved in the plot and accused Kuwait and the United States of laying the groundwork for a military strike. A team of FBI and Secret Service agents went to Kuwait to investigate. Clinton said the U.S. investigation convinced him "there is compelling evidence that there was in fact a plot to assassinate former President Bush and that this plot, which included the use of a powerful bomb made in Iraq, was directed and pursued by the Iraqi intelligence service." "We thank God it was unsuccessful," he said. The first military strike that Clinton authorized was in defense of the man he defeated in November. Clinton said his message was clear: "We will combat terrorism. We will deter aggression. We will protect our people." Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, speaking at the Pentagon after Clinton's address, said the attack was on the headquarters of the Iraqi intelligence service. "The assassination attempt was not an act of a small group of people acting independently," Aspin told reporters. "The evidence is very conclusive that it was the work of the Iraqi intelligence service and was an act that would have had to be approved by the highest level of Iraqi government." He said the attack was conducted exclusively by U.S. ships. FOTO FACTS Group- Continued from Page A-l actual intercourse between a child and adult. Sexual abuse occurs in all racial, economic, social and religious groups. Parents United sponsored an art show at "the^tlkiah Civic Center during April and part of May. Pictures, drawings and paintings by members were displayed. Art is a type of therapy for many of the members. Most started drawing when they were children as a way of expressing themselves and asking for help, according to some of the artists. Black is a dominant color in most of the early and childhood art. Some artists evolve into using brighter and lighter colors as their therapy progresses. To contact Parents United, call 463-4915. By Mike Rogers Landscape pictures simple shots of attractive scenery..... are taken in great profusion. However, pure "landscapes" of countryside, no matter how beautiful, are seldom so striking that they are saved and shown to other people.To make your scenery shots valuable to you, put something in the picture that is uniquely yours. Your automobile, in one corner at a distance, helps to date the picture in later years. Members of your family at a middle distance not so far as to be unrecognizable but not to close as to block out the view..... are always good. Our camera film is always good and there is no better photofinishing than ours. We invite you to depend on us for all of your photographic needs. Quality Service Since 1949 TRIPLE S CAMERA 260 S. School, Ukiah, 462-3163 ATTENTION ADVERTISERS The Ukiah Daily Journal office will be closed Monday, July 5th so our employees may enjoy the July 4th Holiday. 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