Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 20, 1987 · Page 10
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10-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. Klamath firemen Contra rebels release 80 prisoners gaining in battle Progress reported against huge fires YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Crews fighting a series of fires that have scotched 174,000 acres in the Klamath National Forest are making encouraging progress, a forestry spokesman said on Saturday. "We're beginning to see that there's light at the end of the tunnel," said Jon Silvius at the fire information center in Yreka. "We're not having to do as much chasing and strategies are paying off." He said 8,378 people remained on the scene of 29 fires where "virtually all have some form of (fire) line partially around them." Five small fires have been reported under control. A weather inversion restricted visibility in Yreka to less than five miles and "thick, thick smoke remained in the canyons," Silvius said. Problem areas for the firefighters on Saturday included four blazes closed to the border of the Shasta- Trinity forest border, he said. In Redding, fire spokewoman Kay McQuaid said Trinity forest fires have claimed a total of 85,631 acres and 2,580 firefighters remained at work on Saturday. "Things are fairly under control and unless something drastic happens, they're hoping ... to have everything contained by the 21?,t," she said. The North Complex fire, which covered 12,000 acres of wilderness area, was 73 percent contained, said McQuaid. The Klamath firefighters on Saturday played host to a team of forestry officials from the People's Republic of China. Silvius said Liu Guang Yun, China's vice minister of forestry, and two other officials, flew in from Boise, Idaho to observe the firefighting efforts for a day. "They're here to understand how we organize and some of our strategies, how they're utilized," he said, adding that a few months ago China experienced a devastating string of wildfires on valuable timberland. LIBERIA, Costa Rica (AP) — Twenty of the 80 prisoners released here by Contra rebels said they wanted to return home to Nicaragua, but others said they would switch sides and help the Contras fight Nicaragua's government. The prisoners, identified by the Contras as Sandinista soldiers or militia captured during combat inside Nicaragua, were flown to neutral Costa Rica Friday. There they were told they could return to Nicaragua, stay in Costa Rica or go to some other country. Twenty volunteered for the immediate bus ride back to Nicaragua, although it was not clear if any intended to take up arms again for the Sandinistas. At least two said they intended to join the Contras in the fight to oust the Sandinista government. Others sounded uncertain. "I have not seen my family and my wife and my children for a year. I want to go bj.ck and take care of the household," said Jaime Echaverry, 22, one of those opting to return to Nicaragua. He said he was a farmer. Juan Jose Lopez, 19, said he was serving in the counterinsurgency force when he was captured by the Contras. He said he was returning to Nicaragua "to go back to civil life and work as a bootmaker." Two of the former prisoners, Jose Chavarria and his son, German, said their family had moved to Honduras and they planned to join the Contras. "I want to fight for my country. I don't want to go back to Nicaragua because I don't like the rule of the Sandinistas," German Chavarria said. Leaders of the Contras Nicaraguan Resistance umbrella group, which had asked Costa Rica to accept the captives, said the release was meant to show their acceptance of a new Central American peace plan aimed at ending the region's wars. One provision calls for all prisoners to be released Nov. 7. The 78 men and two women arrived in a Contra DC-6 plane in Liberia, about 100 miles north of the Costa Rican capital of San Jose and 40 miles south of the Nicaraguan border. Hospitals turning away rape victims ANN LANDERS Man and 14-year-old boy arrested Attempted break-in at Carson's guest home MALIBU (AP) — A man and 14-year-old boy were arrested for investigation of attempting to break into a guest house belonging to 'Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, authorities said Saturday. Security guards on the fenced estate on Wildlife Road noticed the pair walking across the tennis courts about 11:30 pjn. Friday, said Sgt. Pete Fosselman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "One guard then noticed that the two suspects were trying to force open a sliding glass door that goes to the guest house," Fosselman said. "And when the security guards spotted them, and turned the flashlight on them, both suspects ran, but they were able to apprehend the adult." Sheriff's deputies were called and found a youth hiding in bushes near the tennis courts, he said. Jay Donatoni, 22, of Malibu and the boy, also of Malibu, were arrested and booked for investigation of attempted burglary, Fosselman said. Bail for Donatoni was set at $2,500. The boy, whose name wasn't released because of his age, was turned over to his parents, Fosselman said. It was unclear how the two managed to get past the fence that rings the grounds, he said. Nobody was in the guest house at the time, but Carson was home and was made aware of the incident, authorities said. 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The refusals began after new examining procedures took effect statewide on July 1 that require a more extensive medical exam and expanded reporting form. The changes, made by the state Office of Criminal Justice Planning, were instituted at the request of state legislators in order to make rape examinations and reporting more uniform, officials said. The idea was to improve evidence collection for use in court. But the new protocols dropped a requirement under which most hospitals with emergency rooms were required to examine rape victims, allowing some to refer patients elsewhere as long as there are at least eight county hospitals that will accept them. Some hospitals said they have stopped the exams because the new procedures are too complicated, but some officials said money may be the real reason. "The decision has been made by a whole lot of hospitals to centralize these activities in a much smaller number of them," said David Langness, spokesman lor the Hospital Council of Southern California. "The hospitals get paid literally nothing and it takes four or five hours in intensive work to do these." By state law, hospitals must be reimbursed, but usually the fee doesn't begin to cover costs, which can run up to $450. The city of Inglewood, for example, pays only $50 and Los Angeles less than $20. "That's hardly enough to open the electric doors to a hospital," said Los Angeles police Detective Steve Laird. "We had just gotten to a point where these victims were treated nicely ... now they are becoming victims of this as well," Laird said. There were more than 4,400 rapes reported in Los Angeles County last year, state officials said. "Victims are being denied care by a large number of hospitals in the city and county," said Gail Abarbanel, director of the Santa Monica Hospital Rape Treatment Center. "After being raped, they have to drive 50 miles. That's not okay for people who are that traumatized." Los Angeles city and hospital officials have been meeting over the reimbursement issue, said police Officer Bill Collins, the liaison between police and medical centers. "We expect to resolve it fairly soon and get things back to a reasonable situation," he said. Among hospitals that are turning away rape victims, the Times reported, are Daniel Freeman Hospital and Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood; Little Company of Mary, Bay Harbor and Torrance Memorial hospitals in the South Bay; Northridge and Holy Cross hospitals in the San Fernando Valley; Brotman Medical Center in Culver City and Beverly Hills Medical Center in Los Angeles. Your husband needs help This is all, you wear!' 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Please help me, Ann. This is a toughy. — Bloomington, Ind. Dear Bloom: Actually, your husband doesn't feel better when he takes those beers to perk up. He gets a buzz on and it masks the downer. Many alcoholics (which is what Jerry is) go for the hair of the dog that bit them. It helps them crawl out of the doldrums temporarily. Your husband needs to join Alcoholics Anonymous and learn how to live without hops. That man shouldn't go near alcohol. Of course, he will feel lousy until he is detoxified, but once he's off the stuff he'll feel terrific. It won't be easy and it won't happen overnight but the rewards are worth the struggle. The alternative, down the road, is bum kidneys, liver problems, high blood pressure, impotence and memory lapses. It's no Finings for • Background Moist • NtrvtLoM •WindNoiM •High-tornLoss 'Seven Los* Tomorrow's Technology Aviilablt Today! l Now Fore Free . Hairing Test Appointment A.A. & K. LANO V, HEARING AID CENTERS -Since 1969 S. 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One woman in Hawaii, when asked about a 34-minute call, simply said, "I don't like the sound of this," and hung up. Does Mr. Wyatt have to pay the bill? Please let me know. I am worried about him. — Concerned in Miami Dear Miami: Stop worrying. This is clearly a case of fraud. Mr. Wyatt is not responsible for the bill. Stolen purses and wallets often contain telephone credit cards. This is how most of those numbers are acquired. If you lose your credit cards in a mugging or a robbery, or if your wallet or purse "disappears," report it to the telephone company at once. Dear Ann Landers: Tell the woman in Pennsylvania who complained about her co-worker who talked about nothing but sex, in the words of Patrick Dennis (he wrote "Auntie Mame"), "Sex is like money. Those who have it don't talk about it." — East Coast Maven ^PRESCRIPTION NOTES FROM: \^ . ,;%'* ii 52% Gigantic Carpet Sale Save sq.yd. Fascination Reg. $23. Scotchgard* treated for easy cleaning. 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