Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 28, 1987 · Page 6
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 6

Ukiah, California
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Monday, September 28, 1987
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6 -MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL' Colombian landslide kills 103 Americans get prison in Japan MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Weary workers dug into 20 feet of red mud this morning in search of residents trapped by mud and rocks that cascaded down a mountain into Colombia's second-largest city, killing at least 103 people. Some residents estimated as many as 500 people were missing after Sunday's mudslide, but Mayor William Jaramillo Gomez told the radio chain •Todelar it would be impossible to calculate the number of people unaccounted for without taking a census. Tons of mud and rocks tumbled down Sugar Loaf Mountain on Sunday afternoon, entombing the slum district of Villa Tina. Among the dead were two of 25 children at a first Holy Communion party. The names of the victims were not made public. About 200 people were injured, Jaramillo Gomez said. Three more bodies were pulled from the mud this morning, bring- ing the confirmed death toll to 103, Oscar Jesus de Gomez, director of the Medellin morgue, told radio Todelar. A few survivors were pulled. from the mud Sunday afternoon, but no one was found alive in the mud last night or this morning, the mayor said. There was another small slide this morning, but no one was injured, Jaramillo Gomez said. Sunday's mudslide covered more •than 60 houses in Villa Tina, a poor neighborhood at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Up to 10 people live in each shack in the area, which has an estimated total population of 1,000. Houses in the area are made of scrap lumber, tarpaper and old tires. "We heard the noise that sounded like an explosion and soon after-, ward a huge mass of rocks and mud descended upon us," said Mary Mosquera, who lost three daughters in the avalanche. "They were trapped by huge rocks and we couldn't do anything to rescue them." "I thought an airplane had crashed on the side of the mountain," said Alirio Garcia, who helped rescue his wounded neighbors and recovered several bodies. "It was horrible." The disaster occurred at 2:30 p.m. following several days of heavy rains, the major told Radio Caracol, Cqlombia's largest radio network^ Relatives of the dead and missing wandered through the area this morning looking for their loved ones. Other people tried to find belongings lost in the mudslide. Hospitals said Sunday they had treated more than 150 people, most of them children with multiple fractures and lacerations. Despite the danger of new land' slides, rescue workers dug under spotlights through the night, looking for people trapped in the mud. Five-year terms for arms smuggling TOKYO (AP) — The Fukuoka District Court sentenced three American sailors, including two Californians, Monday to five years in prison each on charges of smuggling 110 pistols, one carbine and 2,349 cartridges into Japan from the Philippines, a court official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, identified the three as Francisco Perea Pugeda, ANN LANDERS Message from a transvestite Dear Ann Landers: May I reply to Mel's wife, who wrote about cross-dressing? Since nearly 10 percent of all males have this urge, it is important that people understand it. I am a heterosexual (as about 75 percent of us are) male transvestite. I began to wear my mother* s clothes when I was about 5. As I grew older, I read everything I could get my hands on about transvestism to cietermine what I was. A potential candidate for transsexual surgery? A homosexual? I came to realize jhat I had two personalities, male that corresponded to my gender, and female that needed to be expressed. Current research considers this an inborn compulsive behavior that can be triggered at any age by any number of incidents. I have found that cross-dressers who have come in contact with the feminine side of their personality are above average in intelligence and more sensitive to the feelings of others, especially their wives or girlfriends. They are often more secure in their masculinity than many of the "macho" types. Sexual release in most cases is secondary to the sense of physical and emotional pleasure that comes from dressing up. It is not a hobby, it is a necessity. This may explain Mel's irritability when he is unable to dress up. I would urge Mel's wife to disregard most all of what she has heard about transvestism. There is too much misinformation around. She must remember that this is a factor in Mel's personality that made him the person he is and that she loved him enough to marry, him. She should not feel threatened by his feminine side. Fear of the unknown and apprehension about public discovery are two legitimate concerns. If she sits down with him,'talks about it, respects his feelings and keeps the lines of communication open, she will find that her love will be much deeper for this multifaceted person she chose to go through life with. The quality of the relationship will be greatly enhanced by her acceptance and support. — TJ., Houston DearJTJ.: Thanks for a postgraduate •course in cross- dressing. You've helped a lot of people today. Dear Ann Landers: Wouldn't you flunk a person who has given so much to so many would be allowed to rest in peace? Not so. I'm just furious about what has happened to Kate Smith. Nearly a year after her death, Kate Smith's body remains in a vault in the Adirondack Mountains because of problems with church officials. Kate's will made it clear that she wanted to be buried in a pink granite mausoleum at the cemetery of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid, N.Y. Church officials say they have a policy against 'mausoleums in their cemetery. Also, they can bury bodies in the ground oh>> seven months of the year because the ground freezes in November and doesn't thaw out until April. Is there anything you can do about this, Ann Landers? — A Longtime Fan of Kate Dear L.T.F.: You'll be glad to know that the church has reconsidered and will permit a small mausoleum to be built So now, when the moon conies over the mountain, it will have a happy smile on its face. "NO DIET EVER TOOK ME FROM 174 LBS. TO 141 LBS." The NUTRI/SYSTEM® Weight Loss Program did for Sherrie Lee Wenzel what no ordinary diet could — helped her lose 33 Ibs. The comprehensive program includes: • Nutritional, flavorful, easy-to- prepare meals. • Behavioral Counseling • Mild Exercise. • Weight Maintenance. \ Our client Sherrie Lee Wenzel lost 33 Ibs. We Succeed Where Diets Fail You/ ® As people vaiy, so does an individual's weight loss. * 1967, Nutri/System. Inc. nutri/system weight loss centers RAY FOR ONLY HALF THE WEIGHT YOU WANT TO LOSE* C All TODAY FOR YOUR FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION Special does not include the cost of exclusion NutrlSystem foods. Conditions apply- 468-3857 Crossroads f bopplM Center UKIAH Hurry I Offer Expires Sat. Oct. 3rd . nutri syitem 36, of Alameda, Calif.; Filipino- American James P. Canada, 35, of Olongapo in the Philippines; and Jerone Lewis Jr., 38, of Richmond, Calif. The three, civilian crew members of the U.S. Navy oiler Hassayampa,' were arrested in April for allegedly carrying the guns and cartridges on their ship from the Philippines to Japan at the request of Danilp S. Quilala of the Philippines on Feb. 28. Police said they arrested Quilala on March 1 after finding some of the guns and cartridges in a hotel near the U.S. naval base in Sasebo, in southwestern Japan. They arrested Pugeda on April 2 after questioning Quilala. Quilala is being tried separately, the official said. Under Japanese law, the three have 14 days to appeal if they wish to do so. The official said prosecutors demanded eight years in prison for the three on charges of violating Japan's firearms and swords controls law, which provides for a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of 3 million yen or $21,000. Twenty arrested in disabled protest SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rowdy rally of 500 disabled people calling for less restrictive transit systems outside City Hall led to the arrest of 20 disabled protesters in wheelchairs. One demonstrator, a 40-year-old San Francisco man, was arrested for investigation of assaulting an officer after police said he got into a scuffle with officer Mike Travis, who received a slight concussion, said police spokesman Richard Galliani. Hundreds of disabled people from around the country are threatening to block city streets, hotel lobbies and entrances to the Moscone Convention Center through Wednesday during a national public transit conference. "If it were women or blacks who couldn't get on the bus it would clearly be a civil rights issue," said Kitty Cone of Berkeley, a member of September Alliance for Accessible Transit, one of the sponsors of ,the protest. \ Allan Shipley, 40, of San Fran, cisco, Was arrested for investigation of assault when police said he got into an altercation with officers arresting protesters in wheelchairs who hid blocked the main entrance to City Hall, where a reception was being held for members of the American Public Transit Association. Several people trying to walk through the crowd to attend the reception were physically roughed up by protesters. American Public Transit is a Washington D.C.-based lobbying group, and is meeting in San Francisco at Moscone Convention Center. Earlier in the day, Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy addressed the protesters on Union Square, a few miles from City Hall. He told them that the U.S. Constitution does not say, "Excluding the disabled. Disablities can be challenging enough without government and business adding hurdles to accessible transportation." Alan Graham, an Alaskan resident confined to a wheelchair, said that in order to get public transportation in Alaska, 24-hour notice must be given for arrangements. "There is no room for spontaneity," he said. At both rallies, activists carried signs, one readings "No taxation 'without transportation." Outside the stately City Hall, officer Mike Travis fell backward during a scuffle with Shipley and hit his head on the steps, said Galliani. He was treated and released in good condition from St Francis Hospital. The other 19 protesters arrested — all of whom were in wheelchairs — were taken into custody for investigation of blocking a sidewalk, resisting arrest and failure to disperse, all misdemeanor charges, said Galliani. They were transported to San Francisco jail in several vans equipped to carry wheelchair-riding passengers. They were expected to be cited and released, said Galliani. For more than a decade, groups of disabled transit riders have tried to get American Public Transit to declare a national policy giving disabled commuters access to the same, buses and trains that the rest of the public rides. But the organization says the matter of access should be left to local transit districts, some of which have chosen to carry disabled riders on separate buses. "Mainstream access may work well in the Bay Area (where many city'buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts), but don't tell systems in Akron, Ohio, or Buffalo, N.Y. thai they have to do the same thing," said Jack Gilstrap, executive vice president of the association. 3,000 march in anti-Sandinista protest MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — About 3,000 people marched through Managua to demand an end to the rule of the leftist Sandinista government, in what organizers called the biggest protest by an opposition group in years. Demonstrators also demanded the restoration of constitutional rights suspended by a national emergency declared in 1982. Police authorized Sunday's • • LooK For The Big Yellow Sign • «•• LOW COST Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Veterinarian OfflCMl Present CERflFCATE MCUKKO All Major DOG,, ... Vaccinations...$JT5.pO Includes Rabies',' ' ""'*" Distemper, Parvo (wn. 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Many people stood Sunday out- UKIAH Sun., Oct. 4 —4-6pm Orchard Plaza Parking Lot Perkins and South Orchard •M •DogsonlEASHES cats in BOXES* side homes covered with pro- SandinisU graffiti to watch the three-milej march. Some residents offered water to the demonstrators. "Democracy, yes. Communism, no!" the crowd yelled. One demonstrator carried a sign reading, "Not Washington,. Not Moscow," a reference to the U.S. backing for the Contra rebels and the Soviet Union's support of the Sandinista)!. A younj man wearing a Social Christian Party hat yelled out to the crowd, "What do the people want?" "Amnesty," the crowd responded El Salvador's communications minister, Julio Key Prendes, and former Venezuelan President Luis Herrera Campins attended the anniversary celebrations, which included a Wreath-laying ceremony at a cemetery after the march. 'Permission to stage Sunday's rally was seen as another sign the San- dinistas were enacting reforms. 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