WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2002 Volume 1, Issue 225
Santa Monica Daily Press
A newspaper with issues
Bus strikes pedestrian Department of Health
goes undercover in
Santa Monica kitchens
Learning the A,B,C’s of news station went undercover into restau-
rants and found egregious behavior in
restaurant health inspections kitchens throughout out the county.
“Public concern turned into political
BY CAROLYN SACKARIASON outrage and a month later a grading sys-
Daily Press Staff Writer tem went into effect and mandatory public
education was required,” said Terrance
When a Los Angeles County health Powell, chief environmental health spe-
inspector recently showed up unan- cialist for LA County. “Every owner now
nounced at a Santa Monica restaurant, has to pass a test for food handling.”
sudden panic set in.
The bartender in the back frantically
made sure his bar was in order before the
anticipated examination. A waitress “Overall the operators
pulled out her best flirting techniques in
an attempt to butter up the inspectors. are doing a pretty good
It’s a common scene in Santa Monica job. It’s very gratifying to
Andrew H. Fixmer/Daily Press where an average of four health inspectors
Officers investigate the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a Big Blue are roaming the streets each day, surprising see the industry has
Bus while attempting to cross the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and restaurants, grocery stores and bars with
Broadway on Tuesday at 7:32 p.m. Paramedics took the man to an area hos- their food thermometers, ultra violet flash- stepped up to the plate.”
pital and as of press time his condition was unknown. lights and specially-trained eyes.
The accident is under investigation and any witnesses are urged to call Many managers of those establish- — TERRANCE POWELL
Investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954 with any information. ments nearly jump out of their skin when L.A. County Health Department
the health inspector shows up, fearing the
Man declared mentally worst — that the place will get shut down
and they’ll get fired. When managers are
asked to be accompanied by the health
Since Santa Monica adopted the grad-
ing system in 1999, the amount of restau-
rant closures and dirty, unsafe kitchens
inspector to tour the establishment, they
incompetent to stand trial stumble and fumble around while they try
not to appear nervous.
The Los Angeles County Health
has been reduced significantly.
“At that time, Santa Monica was sig-
nificantly lower than the rest of the coun-
He’s accused of stabbing his that he is able to assist his lawyer in his own Department serves as the watchdog for ty with grades,” Powell said. “Overall the
defense in order to declare him fit for trial. the public in making sure that the people operators are doing a pretty good job. It’s
own mother in Santa Monica However, if after 90 days Ehrlich is still who handle our food are doing it safely, very gratifying to see the industry has
not well, he will remain at the hospital until cleanly and properly. stepped up to the plate.”
BY ANDREW H. FIXMER his mental condition improves and he is And for the most part, Santa Monica’s Food establishments are measured on a
Daily Press Staff Writer able to understand the charges against him. kitchens are clean. At the end of this fiscal unique grading system that deducts points
year, which runs from July to June, 21 for infractions. The system was devised to
A 20-year-old Woodland Hills man has allow the public a way to gauge for them-
businesses had been temporarily closed
been declared mentally incompetent to “There is no question for unsafe or unclean conditions. The selves whether it’s clean or safe enough to
stand trial for charges of repeatedly stab- health department counts 686 businesses eat somewhere.
bing his own mother. that he never intended to throughout the city that handle food or Last week, each establishment had
Santa Monica Superior Court Judge beverage. There were 1,667 inspections points knocked off — some were minor
Bernard J. Kamins agreed with a panel of hurt his mother. This conducted in Santa Monica last year, problems but others were more serious.
psychologists Tuesday that Tyler Mikhail will return unannounced within a
Hurricane Ehrlich should be admitted to
is a really sad case. He resulting in 41 ranked as a “B” and only
few weeks to make sure the problems
six given a “C.”
Patton State Hospital until doctors deem needs help, not prison.” Last Tuesday, environmental health have been corrected.
him mentally fit to stand trial. specialist Jacklin Mikhail made three sur- “We have an aggressive monitoring
Ehrlich is charged with attempted — STEPHEN D. SITKOFF prise inspections in Santa Monica — system,” Powell said. “We are meticulous
homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, Attorney Ralph’s Grocery Store on Cloverfield and we will come back to make sure the
robbery and attempted car jacking. Boulevard, The Slice on Wilshire corrections have been made.”
At the hospital — which is approxi- Boulevard and the Fairmont Miramar Inspectors show up unannounced and
“I want to be very clear that these during the restaurant’s busiest time to get the
mately 80 miles east of Santa Monica in charges are not going away,” said Deputy Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
San Bernadino County — doctors will They all fared well on the LA County best picture of how an operation is run day to
District Attorney Wendy Moss. “He is in day. Critics say it only gives the health
treat Ehrlich for at least 90 days before Environmental Health Department’s grad-
state custody at a state hospital but the department a “snapshot” of what’s going on
issuing a report determining whether he is ing system, but no one got a perfect score
charges still remain.” either. It’s rare that any place does, thanks in the kitchen, but Powell disagrees.
competent to stand trial at that time. Ehrlich was arrested on April 30 by
Doctors have to believe that Ehrlich to a rigorous grading system that was insti- “How we find you is how you oper-
understands the charges against him and See STABBING, page 6 tuted in 1998 after a Los Angeles television See HEALTH DEPT., page 5
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One step at a time SM Playhouse reaches
$100K fundraising goal
Group meets first a-month rent for its prime downtown
location on Fourth Street between
benchmark, still needs Wilshire Boulevard and Arizona Avenue.
However, the theater group’s landlord,
to raise $300K more local attorney Jules Kievits, isn’t viewed
as the villain. He is giving the theater
By Daily Press staff group 18 months to raise $400,000 to buy
the building. Every six months the group
Santa Monica Playhouse officials must reach fundraising milestones, or risk
announced they have raised $100,000 in
losing it all.
an effort to buy their theater and remain in
The city council has donated $75,000
But theater officials warn that even to help save the Santa Monica Playhouse,
though the group has reached one of the which would be fully refunded if the the-
largest fundraising milestones, they must ater does not make its goal. Besides the
still raise $300,000 more in one year to city’s donation, the majority of the the-
buy their theater. ater’s fundraising has come through pure
“The key thing is that by making this grassroots efforts.
goal, this benchmark, it keeps the deal on “We’ve had school kids give us pen-
the table,” said Sandra Zeitzew, the the- nies and audience members give us big
ater’s spokeswoman. “We’re still in the checks,” Zeitzew said. “We’ve been lucky
running to buy this building.” to have a lot of different people giving us
Six months ago the Santa Monica very different amounts of money.”
Playhouse was told its rent would be To learn more about how you can help
increased to more than $12,000 a month save the Santa Monica Theater please call
starting this January, but the venerable (310) 394-9779 or visit the group’s Web
theater group can barely pay the $10,000- Site at www.santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Information compiled by Jesse Haley
Seth Kotok/Special to the Daily Press
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Donovan Jackson) to “calm down.” I’ll calm down, I assured them, as soon as the court
Be careful when dealing with the court corrects its errors and withdraws its threats of prison and fines.
Editor: A woman deputy grabbed me by the arm; I shouted loudly for her to take her hands off
Warning to all Daily Press readers who may find themselves summoned to jury duty at me. Another deputy snatched my court documents and photocopies away from me; again,
the Santa Monica Courthouse: If you want to avoid a nightmarish experience with the I protested.
court and its sheriffs, make photocopies of every document you send to the court; post One deputy had the audacity to ask if I were on medication. (Yes, I replied, one anti-
your jury responses by certified mail; record names, dates and times of everyone at court cholesterol pill very night). The increase in juror summonses will surely add to the Santa
with whom you speak, and save all your files where you can find them at a moment’s Monica Court’s mistakes, such as losing the file with my jury service exemption.
notice. Sheriff Lee Baca needs to train his deputies now to understand that “the problem” is
It may be only because I saved copies of my juror summons paperwork from last year not necessarily with the angry and upset person in their presence but in the court system’s
because I was willing to loudly and nonviolently speak up in Santa Monica courthouse deficiencies that made that person angry and upset in the first place.
Jury Assembly Room for my civil rights that I am still a free man following a traumatic Thankfully, the whole matter was resolved in a matter of minutes by Lt. Bob Corbett,
episode there equal parts Kafka and Donovan Jackson. the friendly and efficient officer on duty at the Sheriff’s Marshall Service Branch - large-
The new “streamlined” jury system is resulting in more people being summoned more ly because I had my photocopy proof from last year.
often - up to twice a year. And, as my elderly, housebound father has learned, there is no Most folks, however, won’t be as willing to make such a forcefully loud and nonvio-
longer any automatic exemption for the handicapped or those over 70 years old. As a lently defensive ruckus in a public place, and aren’t likely to be escorted to Lt. Corbett’s
result, the courts have implemented both a bewildering, multiple-menu, push-button private office.
phone response system that many, such as my father and I, simply don’t understand, and For those of you, I say: Make copies, mail certified, keep all records at a hand.
that doesn’t allow for a caller to change an incorrect response to a recorded voice prompt, For the courts: Improve your record keeping, avoid frightening innocent citizens with
as well as a deluge of inadequate paperwork apparently so overwhelming that the Santa false accusations and upsetting threats.
Monica Court, in my case and perhaps in yours, too, simply loses its files who knows For the sheriff’s office: Try to avoid treating understandably angry and upset, innocent
where. citizens as if they were convicted criminals or worse.
On Friday, July 26, I received an official letter from the court, stating: “Our records indi- Rufus Baker
cate that you have failed to Section 209, provides any prospective trial juror who has been Santa Monica
summoned for service, and who fails to attend, may be attached and compelled to attend;
and...the court may find the prospective juror in contempt of court, punishable by fine,
incarceration or both...In order to avoid an order to show cause hearing and imposition of
Living Wage is a political ploy
a fine, your immediate attention to this matter is imperative.” Editor:
Wow! What a false accusation! What frightening, threatened consequences! Thank you Tom for that very clear explanation of what the Living Wage Ordinance
Fortunately, I was at once able to locate a photocopy of my completed juror question- really is (“A witch hunt on Santa Monica’s Beach hotels” 7/30/02). It is obvious to any-
naire from last summer, which had excused me from service because at the time I was the one paying attention that SMART is concerned about how to unionize the hotels not about
sole caretaker for my housebound, infirm father. how much employees earn.
Unable to reach a live, human voice on the phone number supplied by the court’s warn- Once a hotel chooses to unionize they are except from the Living Wage Ordinance. As
usual, in this town, it appears that this ordinance is a political power play. It is not really for
ing, I hustled down to the Santa Monica Courthouse, where a civilian juror employee
the benefit of the people. It is for the benefit of the politicians and the people behind them.
decided he could not assist this understandably upset victim of the court’s mistakes and
called for the Sheriff’s Office to respond. Barbara Tenzer
At once, I was surrounded by multiple deputies who told me (as Inglewood police told Santa Monica
‘US vs. Iraq, the sequel’, coming soon to a continent near you
objective. If there is proof that this man, be Iraq in the crosshairs, and nobody any- us…undecided. Environmental and human
EDGE this madman as we are told, has real inten- where else is buying it, save a reluctantly rights groups are pleading with Bush to
tions and real capabilities to attack us, well, obedient England. join other heads of state in Johannesburg to
of the as they say, let's roll. Build them, aim them But that's the way this administration support this forum on the interface between
at us, and we will come. But does it ever likes it. You and me against the world. human society and the environment. He'll
WEST cross your mind- who's coming to get us,
and our perceived bad intentions and our
They've repeatedly turned their back on the
rest of this planet in the short time they've
go. And dogs will grow wings and fly.
Guess who is going? Your own Santa
By Ron Scott Smith
stockpiles, would that they could? been in power. A few examples: Monica Mayor Michael Feinstein and
This populace, caught up in the numb- ■ Kyoto Protocol global warming Councilwoman Pam O'Connor. The United
ing onslaught of announced terror threats, treaty--- count us out. It would "hurt our States, by all indications, will sit this one
"And here I sit so patiently and an economy headed due south at high economy and risk the welfare of the out, but like "the little engine that could",
Waiting to find out what price speed, has its hands full just getting to the American people and American workers," our guys will be in South Africa, at their
You have to pay to get out of market. Or out of the market as the case said the chairman of the White House
Going through all these things twice. own personal expense, to seek knowledge,
may be. We hardly notice evil despots out Council of Environmental Quality. Sounds and to show off Santa Monica's widely
Oh, mama, can this really be the end…" to get us, and so, leave these things up to like Enron to me. regarded advanced sustainability program.
the powers that be. ■ International Criminal Court--- count Somebody's got to have a global vision
If Saddam Hussein is up on his Dylan, But an unprovoked attack on a country us out. The US threatened to pull its troops
he may be walking around these days hum- which extends beyond the military and the
halfway across the globe because we don't from UN peacekeeping forces unless we're
ming that refrain to himself, as the corporate, and that's not the vision coming
approve of its ruler, may not sit as well granted immunity from any and all war
American drums of war pound louder in crime prosecutions for at least one year. from Washington.
with the people as this administration
his ears daily. ■ UN sponsored World Conference on All we hear out of there is how the next
believes. There's an oddly quiet generation
Not only Saddam, many Americans out here, probably just resting, with finely Racism--- count us out. We refused to even gruesome terrorist attack is not only likely,
must be thinking- haven't we heard that honed anti-war instincts, born of Vietnam- attend, not wishing to be confronted with it's inevitable. Right from the horses'
beat and seen this thing before? It's appar- era peace struggles. They've been keeping slavery reparation issues. mouths- Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and
ently no longer "if", but "when"- as a well those instincts to themselves, but start ■ UN Family Planning and Population the President himself- they all say- "we
oiled US military machine revs up for this sending their sons and daughters to far Fund--- count us out. The US withdrew will be hit hard again." Thanks for the
new…or is it old… mission. Congressional away lands to offer up their lives without $34 million pledged to the fund- after warning, guys. They do nothing to miti-
leaders are down with it. Pundits on the air absolute, compelling reasons, and watch heavy conservative lobbying against possi- gate, they reach out to no one. Does it have
and in the papers are fully engaged in deep them come out of their slumber. And, ble pro-choice benefits. European nations to be inevitable? It does, so long as they
analysis of how this campaign will play although peace, as always, seems to be an chipped in to make up for the missing US continue only to ratchet up the tension and
out, no longer concerned with why. idea way ahead of its time, a new genera- contribution. the conflict around the globe, holding up
Saddam is building weapons of mass tion on campuses around the nation haven't ■ Strategic Defense Initiative (Star the index, ring, and middle fingers and say-
destruction, the reasoning goes, so he must given up on it, trust me. They are trying to Wars II)--- count us in. Us and only us, that ing- "read between the lines.”
go. Who better to know about weapons of make time catch up. is, as every other nation around the world US against the world. And the world is
mass destruction than us? We wrote the Many are wondering how the US can vehemently opposes the creation of this the heavy underdog.
book. We dropped the bomb. In the middle lean back, look around, declare you, you, interstellar missile shield up there in the
of a city. Twice. you, and you, an evil axis, then casually neutral reaches of outer space. (Ron Smith is a Santa Monica resident.
Apparently he's found the blueprint and ponder which one's to be the next target of ■ UN Summit on Sustainable To reach him, email him at
is over there building them, our demise his our military might. Right now it happens to Development (later this summer)--- count Edgeofthewest@aol.com.)
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Five homes were destroyed by fire, Gov. Gray Davis directed the Office of
including three in an area outside Julian Emergency Services to deploy 95 local
where the fire broke out Monday after- government fire engines and a portable
noon, Perkins said. There was one report satellite communications unit to the scene.
of an injury, but no details. On Monday night, the fire jumped a
1855-A Lincoln Blvd. rural highway, destroying four outbuild-
San Diego County Sheriff’s officials
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10a.m. til 6p.m. Julian, a picturesque former mining town
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pushing the flames away from the town, Diego County Sheriff’s department.
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Family urges judge to send
Ehrlich to hospital, not prison
STABBING, from page 1 tried to run-away.
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after a brief foot chase. After officers intended to hurt his mother,” Sitkoff said.
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times and issued a policy that limited his November 2000 to be one of five at-large
access rights. members of ICANN’s board of directors.
Janavs ruled state law does not permit But the group repeatedly delayed in
non-profit corporations to place any responding to his request, Auerbach
restrictions or conditions on their board alleged in his lawsuit.
members’ inspection rights. He contends that despite being created
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ASSISTANT NEEDED James S. Traficant gets
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BY PAUL SINGER Traficant said Tuesday he plans to run
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judge to select a prison in Ohio to make
Please fax resumes to Production Manager: CLEVELAND — Expelled from sure he is still eligible to run in the state.
Congress a week ago, an unrepentant He said that if he wins, he will try to abol-
310.576.9913 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to ish the IRS and create an advisory board
eight years behind bars for corruption to oversee the Justice Department.
Tuesday and made it clear he intends to Traficant was found guilty of bribery,
SMALL BUSINESS run for re-election from his prison cell —
and expects to win.
The 61-year-old former House member
was immediately led off to jail in hand-
tax evasion and racketeering April 11 after
a 2 1/2-month trial in which he mounted a
loud, sometimes comic and frequently
STARTUP? cuffs after the judge refused to let him
remain free on bail while he appeals his
conviction on charges of taking bribes and
vulgar defense, serving as his own lawyer
without benefit of a law degree.
He was found guilty of requiring staff
members to do personal chores for him
Let me help you succeed kickbacks.
“Quite frankly, I expect to be re-elect-
and kick back a portion of their paychecks
and of accepting cash and various favors
ed,” the pugnacious former congressman
told U.S. District Judge Lesley Wells. from businessmen who were seeking his
CONSULTING • B OOKKEEPING • PLANNING T AXES The judge gave Traficant a longer sen- help in Washington.
tence than the minimum 7 1/4 years pros- Last Wednesday, he was expelled from
ecutors had requested, saying he had the House in a 420-1 vote, with only Rep.
Gary Condit, whose career was ended by
SAMUEL B. MOSES, CPA undermined respect for the government
and lied to distract attention from the his connection to slain intern Chandra
Levy, siding with Traficant. Traficant
(310) 395-9922 charges against him.
The judge also fined him $150,000 on
top of the $96,000 the jury required him
became only the second congressman
expelled since the end of the Civil War.
to forfeit in ill-gotten gains. Wells rejected Traficant’s argument
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“To protect a junkyard full of deceit
and corruption and greed, you fought like he has already been punished by expul-
a junkyard dog,” Wells said, borrowing sion from the House. Traficant had argued
Traficant’s own words. that a prison sentence would amount to
Celebrating 21 years in the Neighborhood Traficant — a Democrat known on double jeopardy, or being punished twice
Capitol Hill for his arm-waving rants on for the same crime. Wells agreed with
the House floor, his loud ’70s-style suits prosecutors that expulsion is not criminal
and bellbottoms, and his thatch of unruly punishment.
gray hair and shaggy sideburns — was At his sentencing, Traficant com-
unrepentant: “I committed no crime. I plained that the judge did not allow him to
regret nothing that I said.” argue at his trial that the government has
He turned to one of the prosecutors and a vendetta against him. “Why did you tie
repeated his oft-stated claim of witness my hands behind my back?” he asked.
intimidation. “You should be ashamed of The judge ordered him to sit down.
Dine In • To Go • Delivery yourself, not me,” he said. Prosecutors had asked the judge to
Defiant throughout his trial and ethics deny Traficant bail, saying he had bragged
hearings in Congress, Traficant filed ear- that he would escape from prison and had
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By The Associated Press the president’s niece. Lauren Bush’s pub-
licist, Christine Schott of Elite Model
PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton Management in New York, told The
University’s president has condemned the Times of Trenton she will attend
unauthorized visits from admissions Princeton this fall after having been
office computers to a Yale University Web accepted there and at Yale.
site for prospective students. Stephen LeMenager, Princeton’s associ-
In a message posted Monday on ate dean and director of admission, said the
Princeton’s Web site, President Shirley school checked Yale’s site simply to see
Tilghman said “basic ethical principles of how secure it was. Princeton gained access
privacy and confidentiality are at stake to the Web site using information from stu-
here. Violations of these principles ... dents who had applied to both schools.
must not, and will not, be tolerated.” LeMenager is on paid administrative
Yale officials have found 18 unautho- leave pending the outcome of an investi-
rized log-ins to their site that were traced gation.
to computers at Princeton, including 14 The site included a notice that only stu-
from computers in its admissions office. dents, not parents or others, may access the
The Yale site allowed undergraduate site, and it warned that Yale would investi-
applicants to see if they were accepted to gate and act on any unauthorized use.
the university. Applicants could access the Marks said university officials have
site and information about their own sta- determined that the four log-ins not linked
tus simply by using their Social Security to the admissions office were not the fault
numbers and birthdates. of administrators.
Open for Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Marilyn Marks, a Princeton spokes- Three were made by Princeton students
woman, would not comment on a report checking on the status of a sibling’s Yale
Pastries to go or on the spot by The Washington Post that said application, and the fourth involved a sta-
Catering available Princeton admission officials accessed the tus check by a Yale applicant who used a
account of fashion model Lauren Bush, Princeton computer, Marks said.
Santa Monica Daily Press ❑ Wednesday, July 31, 2002 ❑ Page 9
Federal officials find rails out of alignment by two feet
BY STEPHEN MANNING accident occurred, said Tuesday it was ordering
Associated Press Writer Amtrak and other commuter rail services that use its
lines to slow down and follow rules imposed on its
KENSINGTON, Md. — The engineer of the freight trains on days when heat threatens to warp rails.
Amtrak train that derailed this week saw a “mis- “Until we know more facts about the recent derail-
shapen” area of track just before the accident and ment and are able to determine if there is a better solu-
investigators later found the rails more than two feet tion, we’re taking the most conservative course,” said
out of alignment, a federal official said Tuesday. Alan Crown, executive vice president-transportation for
Carol Carmody, vice chairwoman of the National CSX, which operates a 23,000-mile network in 23 states,
Transportation Safety Board, wouldn’t say whether the the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces.
misaligned track caused the double-decker passenger The speed limit on the stretch of track where the
train to derail about 10 miles from its destination. accident happened normally is 70 mph for passenger
“The alignment was existing before the derailment,
trains and 55 mph for freight trains, CSX said. A heat
let’s put it that way,” Carmody said.
order issued by CSX on Monday required freight
The engineer of the Capitol Limited told investiga-
trains, but not passenger trains, to travel 10 miles
tors he applied the brakes after seeing the “misshapen”
below the posted speed limit.
area, which he said was about 18 inches long, Carmody
CSX said the new policy would begin Wednesday
said. The train derailed about 45 seconds later.
Investigators found the track in the area was as and continue at least until the end of the summer when
much as 30 inches out of alignment, Carmody said. temperatures rise to 90 degrees on consecutive days or
The train was traveling from Chicago to fluctuate by 40 degrees two days in a row.
Washington when it went off the tracks, injuring 101 Amtrak spokesman Bill Epstein declined to com-
people. Sixteen of them remained hospitalized ment about the specifics of the new policy, saying offi-
Tuesday, including one in serious condition. cials there hadn’t seen it yet.
What caused the track to buckle wasn’t immediate- “When we run on a host rail line, we have to follow
ly known, but experts speculated that Monday’s hot their rules and regulations,” Epstein said.
weather was to blame. The number of accidents due to Carmody also said that crews had worked on the
heat-twisted track has dropped over the years, but no tracks in the area where the derailment occurred on
technology exists to stop it. July 25 to ensure the rails had enough clearance from
Buckling can happen on welded rails that don’t the rail bed. The crew initially used a mechanical
have joints, such as the CSX Corp. track the Amtrak tamper but finished the job by hand after the instru-
train was on. Joints allow extra room when a rail ment broke down, she said.
expands in the heat; without them, the pressure can The derailment occurred where the tamping
force track to bulge out more than a foot. stopped, she said.
A reading taken before the accident showed the “We’ve ruled nothing out,” Carmody said.
temperature of the rail was 118 degrees, Carmody said. The derailment sent bleeding passengers crawling
However, she did not say whether that was unusual. out windows and left a 150-yard stretch of twisted rails
Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Jack Quinn, R-N.Y., who is and ripped-up ties. Workers used cutting torches and
chairman of the House transportation subcommittee on cranes Tuesday to remove sections of damaged rails
railroads, said initial reports show “the extreme tem- for examination. Juana Arias/Associated Press
peratures in the Washington, D.C., area may have An Amtrak engine towed six of the derailed double- A section of track is moved near the Capitol Limited as
caused a heat kink in the track, forcing the train to decker passenger cars and four others from the site investigators and clean up crews work on Tuesday at the
Tuesday. NTSB officials have said the cars would be scene of Monday's Amtrak passenger train derailment in
derail.” Kensington, Md. The overturned, damaged cars of the
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, taken to facilities for inspections. Capitol Limited have been put back on the tracks.
there were 174 accidents in 1980 resulting from buck- CSX maintenance crews worked to replace the Investigators probed whether summer heat could have
led tracks. Last year, there were 44. damaged track with new rails and wooden ties. The contributed to the accident that sent a passenger train
CSX, which owns and operates the tracks where the line was expected to re-open Tuesday night. plowing off its rails and injured 101 people.
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Golfers DNA evidence exonerates
inmate of decades-old rape
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Associated Press Writer
The St. Louis man was convicted of
attacking a 20-year-old Saint Louis
University student in her car. The victim
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DNA tests cleared him. The victim was shown 140 mugshots
Prosecutor Jennifer Joyce, who on and identified Johnson, then picked him
Friday announced preliminary test results out of a lineup.
Golf Tournament exonerating Larry Johnson, asked a judge
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Associated Press Writer shows that the man who killed Pam
Kinamore July 12 also was responsible for
BATON ROUGE, La. — Women in the Sept. 24 strangling of Gina Wilson
Louisiana’s capital were on edge Tuesday, Green and the May 31 stabbing death of
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Suicide bomber attacks downtown Jerusalem
BY MARK LAVIE nearby. Israel Radio said it appeared the
Associated Press Writer bomber drew the attention of police offi-
cers at the stand and that he set off the
JERUSALEM — A Palestinian sui- explosion prematurely.
cide bomber blew himself up Tuesday at a Sharon spokesman Raanan Gissin said
central Jerusalem fast-food stand popular that Israeli plans to ease restrictions on
with police, wounding four Israelis, police Palestinians would be delayed if attacks
said. In the West Bank, gunmen killed two continued. “These are just major setbacks
Israeli settlers who had entered a which cause more suffering and more
Palestinian village. tragedy to the Palestinian people,” he said.
It was the first suicide bombing in Israel has blamed Palestinian leader
Jerusalem since a pair of attacks June 18- Yasser Arafat for attacks on its civilians, say-
19 killed 26 Israelis and prompted Israel ing the Palestinian Authority has done noth-
to reoccupy seven of eight major ing to stop militant groups. The Palestinians
Palestinian towns in the West Bank. argue that Israel’s military assaults on its
In the Jerusalem attack, the bomber cities and security forces have left them with
entered the Yemenite Felafel Stand, locat- little ability to prevent attacks.
ed on a busy downtown street, and deto- In the West Bank, masked Palestinian
nated the explosives, apparently prema- gunmen hiding behind olive trees shot and
turely, said Jerusalem Police Chief killed two Israeli settlers who had gone to
Mickey Levy. a Palestinian village for business, resi-
“What is clear now is that the bomber dents and military sources said.
died and there are four wounded,” he said. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, linked
Government spokesman Daniel to Arafat’s Fatah movement, claimed
Seaman said the bomber was a 17-year responsibility for the attack.
old Palestinian from the West Bank town The violence occurred as Palestinians in
of Bethlehem. Nablus defied the Israeli-imposed army cur-
The blast occurred in one of the most few for the third day in a row Tuesday, restor-
heavily guarded areas of downtown ing a semblance of normal life in the city after
Jerusalem, on Hanevi’im street, or more than a month of military occupation.
Prophet street. There have been at least And it came amid efforts by Israeli
eight bombing and shooting attacks in the Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer
area in the past 22 months of fighting. to resume security talks with the
Inside the stand, which sells typical Palestinians to get them to take over secu-
Middle Eastern fried chickpea patties, rity in Gaza and areas of the West Bank,
blood splattered the cash register and allowing Israeli troops to withdraw, his
counter, and the remains of the bomber spokesman, Yarden Vatikai, said Tuesday.
were strewn about the ground. Palestinian Interior Minister Abdel
“There was a big bomb, and some of Razek Yehiyeh, who is responsible for the
the fragments hit my window and I real- security services, said “serious prepara-
ized immediately it was a suicide bomb- tions” were under way for a meeting but
ing,” said Israel Adliarstein, who works that a date hadn’t been set. Vatikai said
across the street from the stand. Israel had not approached Yehiyeh yet,
“I saw the owner (of the felafel stand) but that talks could come within days.
come out with his son and daughter,” he Yehiyeh denied reports that he had
said. “They were in shock but they didn’t squabbled Monday with Palestinian
look badly injured.” leader Yasser Arafat over a reshuffling in John McConnico/Associated Press
Glass shards littered the street in front the police forces. He said he would travel Police forensic experts inspect the site of a bombing at a fast-food stand in
of the stand, which is popular with to Washington with the Palestinian dele- Jerusalem on Tuesday. A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday
Jerusalem police, whose headquarters is gation as previously planned. at the central Jerusalem food stand popular with police, injuring four Israelis.
Argentine icebreaker on rescue mission trapped in ice
BY LAURENCE NORMAN icopters and satellites to plot that route. anchor in a bay. It was returning from a doctor remain on board. They are in good
Associated Press Writer If unsuccessful, the ship is equipped to scientific mission at the time. spirits and have sufficient food, clothes and
spend the next months where it is. In a July 2 rescue mission, 89 passen- fuel to last the winter, Benmuyal said.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An The Magdalena Oldendorff was carry- gers were lifted from the ship by South The Almirante Irizar was carrying hun-
Argentine icebreaker attempting to rescue ing 79 Russian scientists and 28 crew to African military helicopters and taken to dreds of tons of fuel and supplies when it
a German ship trapped in the Antarctic ice Cape Town, South Africa, from the Cape Town in a rescue mission complicat- left June 25 for the 5,000-mile voyage that
pack has itself become bogged down and Novolazarevskaya station in northeast ed by freezing temperatures, high winds took more than three weeks.
could spend the next few months at sea, Antarctica when it became trapped by and short winter days. It was unclear how many people were
the icebreaker’s captain said Tuesday. drifting ice June 11 and was forced to Sixteen German crew and one Argentine aboard the icebreaker.
The Almirante Irizar, one of Latin
America’s most formidable icebreakers,
has been pulling the German vessel
Magdalena Oldendorff to safety since July
U.N. join forces on controlling tobacco trade
19, but plummeting temperatures recently BY DAFNA LINZER ernments of revenues used to combat New York Police Commissioner
stalled the ships’ progress, Capt. Eduardo Associated Press Writer smoking, permits tobacco companies to Raymond Kelly told negotiators that cig-
Benmuyal said via satellite telephone. subvert and undermine international arette price discrepancies among differ-
“The winter conditions have made the UNITED NATIONS — Negotiators cooperation in tobacco control and above ent states “has attracted traditional
ice even more compact in the last few from nearly 150 countries and the tobac- all, undermines legal restrictions and organized crime groups and more
days, making it impossible for now to co industry met at the United Nations health regulations such as those that deal recently, individuals with suspected
navigate,” Benmuyal said. Tuesday to work out a treaty halting the with health warnings and sales to links to terrorist organizations.”
He said it now seemed likely both ships illicit tobacco trade linked to organized minors,” Yach said. “International boundaries do not pro-
will remain trapped until November or crime and terrorism. ATF Director Bradley Buckles said the vide the safeguards against smuggling
December at the start of the southern The three-day conference is being held illegal tobacco trade “provides fuel to that they may have in the past and organ-
hemisphere summer. under the auspices of the U.S. Bureau of organized crime and terrorist activities.” ized crime is poised to take advantage of
The vessels are 940 miles from the open Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He recalled a recent case in North the eagerness of nations to break down
sea in what Benmuyal described as a “very, Dr. Derek Yach, the executive director Carolina where a man was convicted in con- the barriers that separate us,” Kelly said.
very safe” position. The icebreaker will try of the World Health Organization, said nection with a cigarette smuggling scheme Views on a Framework Convention on
one last time to break out of the ice in the about 20 billion cigarette packs are smug- “to provide money and supplies in support Tobacco Control are varied among nego-
coming days, although the Magdalena gled every year, cheating governments of of the Hezbollah.” The Lebanese-based tiators, especially those from tobacco-
Oldendorff will be left where it is. $25 billion-$30 billion in revenues. organization carries out attacks against producing countries. But the United
“We are trying to identify a safe place “Tobacco smuggling undermines Israel and is on the State Department’s list of States strongly supports the idea of a
to make our way north,” he said, adding national pricing policies, deprives gov- foreign terrorist organizations. treaty, the ATF said.
that the icebreaker will use data from hel-
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Sacrifice swing Martinez pitches Red
Sox to win over Angels
BY BETH HARRIS Ramon Ortiz (9-8) was charged with
AP Sports Writer six runs and seven hits in six innings.
Three of the runs were unearned, the
ANAHEIM — Pedro Martinez pitched result of three errors by an Anaheim
two-hit ball for eight innings and struck defense that entered tied with Minnesota
out nine as the Boston Red Sox used for the fewest errors in the AL at 56.
home runs from Jason Varitek and Shea Varitek opened the scoring with a two-
Hillenbrand to beat the Anaheim Angels out solo homer in the fourth inning, his
6-0 Tuesday night. eighth of the season. It extended his hit-
The Red Sox cut Anaheim’s lead in the ting streak to 16 games — the longest of
wild card race to one game and remained his career.
five behind the New York Yankees in the
The Red Sox increased the lead to 5-0
with four runs in the fifth, parlaying errors
The Angels dropped a game behind
first-place Seattle in the West. by shortstop David Eckstein and first
Martinez (14-2) left after 93 pitches baseman Fullmer with consecutive one-
and was relieved by Ugueth Urbina. The out RBI doubles by Johnny Damon, Trot
three-time Cy Young winner limited Nixon and Nomar Garciaparra.
Anaheim to leadoff singles in the second Brian Daubach started the inning with
and fourth innings by Brad Fullmer and a leadoff walk, and Tony Clark followed
Darin Erstad. with a grounder just to the left of second
Urbina pitched a perfect ninth, setting base. Eckstein, thinking double play,
Krista Niles/Associated Press down the last three of 17 straight Angels booted the ball as he approached the bag
Anaheim Angels' Garrett Anderson drives in the go-ahead run with a sacri- to be retired. The game took just 2 hours, and everyone was safe.
fice fly to score Tim Salmon during the eighth inning against the Boston 14 minutes. Rey Sanchez hit another apparent dou-
Red Sox on Monday in Anaheim. The Angels won 5-4. Fullmer was picked off by Martinez, ble-play grounder to third, but second
and Erstad was erased on Garret baseman Adam Kennedy’s relay to first
could not be handled by Fullmer, allowing
SF Niners ready to take Anderson’s 3-6-3 double-play grounder.
Anaheim’s only other baserunner was
Tim Salmon, who walked in the first.
Daubach to score.
Damon drove in Sanchez with his dou-
ble to right-center and scored when Nixon
American football to Japan Martinez retired his last 14 batters,
improving to 7-0 with a 1.10 ERA in his
last eight starts. He lowered his season
doubled off Fullmer’s glove. Garciaparra
knocked in Boston’s fifth run with a dou-
BY GREG BEACHAM the things you buy over there might not ERA to 2.36, just 13 points higher than ble to left-center.
AP Sports Writer work in America.” league-leading teammate Derek Lowe. Hillenbrand led off the sixth with his 15th
The American Bowl is the first of five Midway through the game, the Red homer, one pitch after Angels catcher Jose
STOCKTON — Masafumi exhibition games for the 49ers this sum- Sox acquired outfielder Cliff Floyd from Molina was charged with an error for drop-
Kawaguchi doesn’t mind being a tour mer. Mariucci refuses to complain about Montreal in a trade that sent minor league ping a foul pop near the first-base dugout.
guide or an interpreter for the San San Francisco’s onerous schedule, which right-handers Sun-Woo Kim and Seung It was the 29th home run allowed by
Francisco 49ers this week — particularly includes three games in 10 days to close Song to the Expos. Ortiz, most in the majors.
if they’ll help him out in return. the preseason, but he shares the senti-
“I told the guys that if I take care of
them in Japan, they’ve got to take care of
me with a job,” said Kawaguchi, a veter-
ments of nearly every coach about the
“I believe we could do it in three presea-
Third-place cyclist in Tour
an NFL Europe linebacker who was
assigned to San Francisco for the
American Bowl in Osaka on Sunday
son games,” Mariucci said, citing the numer-
ous minicamps, smaller rosters and year-
round conditioning programs that make the
de France says he’s clean
morning (Saturday night EDT). lengthy exhibition season less necessary. BY MICHAEL MCDONOUGH The illicit products included the
The 49ers leave for Japan on The 49ers will be playing in their
Associated Press Writer injectable form of the performance-
Wednesday. After a few receptions, a bit eighth American Bowl since 1988. enhancing substance EPO and testos-
PARIS — The third-place finisher in terone, he said.
of sightseeing and a publicity appearance They’ve been everywhere from London the Tour de France insisted he used no
or two, they’ll play an exhibition game to Berlin and Barcelona, but only a hand- The magistrate’s hearing did not speci-
banned substances during the race and the fy for whom the products were intended.
against the Washington Redskins at the ful of the current players were around for drugs found on his wife were medications
Osaka Dome. San Francisco’s last game abroad — in Raimondas Rumsas told the Italian
for his mother-in-law. sports paper he had not spoken with his
A week of culture shock and a 10,778- Vancouver in 1998. “I have never taken anything. My Tour
mile round trip might not be the best way Aside from Young, only J.J. Stokes, wife. Concerning the products she was car-
is clean,” Lithuania’s Raimondas Rumsas
to prepare for an important season, but the Dana Stubblefield and Derrick Deese rying, he said: “She was bringing them from
told the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport news-
49ers seem excited about the prospect of were with the 49ers seven years ago for Lithuania for my mother-in-law, Yakstenia.”
paper on Tuesday.
broadening their horizons. Kawaguchi, their previous trip to Japan. Phone calls to Rumsas’ house in Lucca
Enrico Carpani, a spokesman for world
who attended a California high school, is San Francisco will practice twice in the cycling’s governing body, the UCI, said were not answered Tuesday, and his
just one of many players who will be look- Osaka Dome before the game, but much Tuesday that all of Rumsas’ drug tests Milan lawyer, Federico Cecconi, declined
ing to catch coach Steve Mariucci’s eye. of the trip will be devoted to receptions from the Tour were negative. to make a statement.
“It’s a good chance for the young guys to and recreation. One player who’s guaran- Rumsas commented for the first time Rumsas’ performance in the grueling
have a great experience, but everybody has teed to be focused on football is backup since his wife was detained Sunday morn- race surprised everyone, and Tour cham-
to remember that we’re there to get a job quarterback Tim Rattay, who will play ing after being caught with a stash of sus- pion Lance Armstrong lauded him as a
done and get ready for the season,” said most of the game after Pro Bowler Jeff picious drugs by customs officials en promising rider.
defensive lineman Bryant Young, who went Garcia opens. route to Italy. Six members of the logistical staff of
to Tokyo with the 49ers in 1995 for an “I feel pretty good about the X’s and O’s, Edita Rumsas was put under formal the rider’s Lampre team also were held for
American Bowl. “It’ll be fun, and it’ll be but you don’t really understand the rest of it investigation for supplying doping prod- questioning, then freed, with no charges,
something to remember for your lifetime.” until you get game experience,” Rattay ucts following a hearing before an inves- said judicial sources, speaking on custom-
Aside from Kawaguchi, reserve defen- said. “That’s what I’m waiting for, and tigative magistrate Tuesday, prosecutor ary condition of anonymity.
sive back Jimmy Williams is the only San that’s what I need. There’s a different level, Vincent Le Pannerer said. Coach Pietro Algeri said Rumsas
Francisco player who speaks Japanese. a different speed in the regular season.” “The explanations given by the rider’s would be dismissed should the investiga-
Williams, who’s from Louisiana, took Rattay has barely played in two sea- wife are for now incomplete and in some tion show he used illegal substances.
Japanese classes in high school and stud- sons as Garcia’s backup, and the 49ers cases hardly credible,” Le Pannerer said. “For the moment, we don’t have this
ied in Japan for four months. seem nervous about starting another sea- “They require numerous further inquiries.” information,” he said.
“Everybody’s planning to hang out son with such an inexperienced player in Christian Lothion, of the judicial “If it turns out that there was doping by
with Jimmy and that other guy from the role. San Francisco drafted Brandon police in Lyon, said “an enormous amount Rumsas during the Tour, he will lose his
Japan,” rookie cornerback Mike Rumph Doman and traded for Cade McNown in of products” were seized from Edita position in the standings and be suspend-
said. “I think it will be fun. The only thing the offseason, though Mariucci insists Rumsas’ vehicle that was stopped by cus- ed” from the Tour, Baal said by telephone
I heard to watch out for was that some of Rattay has job security. toms officials near the Mont Blanc tunnel. Monday.
Santa Monica Daily Press ❑ Wednesday, July 31, 2002 ❑ Page 13
By Russ Wallace
Reality Check® Speed Bump®
By Dave Whammond By Dave Coverly
NEWS OF THE WEIRD
by Chuck Shepard
Arabs hold beauty contest for camels
• During the same week in February that the Westminster Dog Show opened in New
York City, United Arab Emirates held its first-ever beauty contest for camels in Abu
Dhabi, with total prize money of about $27,000.
• In June, an Interlachen, Fla., farmer named a goat (which he said came from a long
line of show goats) Li'l Dale when it was born with a white marking in the shape of a "3"
on its brown coat (and which the hundreds of Floridians who flocked to see it thought
was surely a divine sign about the late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt). (Babe Ruth also
wore number 3, but the visitors seemed certain the goat did not refer to him.)
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Loews Broadway Cinema
1441 Third St. at Broadway
Halloween Resurrection 7:00,|
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9:30. The Bourne Identity (PG-
13)10:45,1:30,4:30, 7:30, 10:30.
Stuart Little 2 (PG) 11:00, 12:15,
Today karaoke, drawing, sculpture, drum circles, field
trips & more! June 24 through August 16, M-F. 9
serves dinner after 5 p.m. Full bar. Over 21.
Cover $5 - Free. (310)829-1933.
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11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. Santa Monica Strutters, a FREE program spon-
sored by UCLA Healthcare's 50-Plus Program! Music /
Thursday Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present
Picon Pie! The World Premiere of a joyous and
Mann Criterion poignant musical play about the life and loves of
Walking programs for adults 50 or older looking Entertainment
1313 Third St.
for safe, low-impact exercise in a comfortable Community legendary Molly Picon. Admission is $23.50.
Minotity Report (PG-13) 11:40, Show starts at 8:00 p.m. 1211 4th Street, Santa
3:15, 7:10, 10:30. Men in Black
environment. The Santa Monica Strutters meet Poetry N Go Club, 8 pm. UnUrban Coffeehouse.
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American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Here’s how you can help ...
The Survivor Lap & Light the Way to a Cure
The Relay for Life with the Luminary Walk
Opening Ceremonies begin on Saturday, August 3, 2002, @ 9:00 a.m. with the On Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Santa Monica College, Corsair Field, we will be holding
Survivor's Lap in celebration of their victory, because cancer never sleeps. This lap a Relay For Life luminary ceremony at 9:00 p.m.The luminary bags will line the track and
demonstrates the importance and reason for Relay For Life celebrations. If you are a will have the name of a person for whom the luminary was purchased. You
survivor, mark your calendar to participate in this heart warming first lap. Special T-
may purchase a luminary in "honor" of someone who is battling cancer, or has survived
shirts and a reception hosted by Shutters On The Beach and Casa Del Mar will be
provided to all cancer survivors at this event.The Relay for Life will be teams that are cancer, or in "memory" for someone who lost his or her battle with cancer. You do not
made up of 10-15 members and will relay a 24 hour walk around the Santa Monica need to be present or a participant in the Relay to take part in this ceremony.
College track. Enjoy music, entertainment and refreshments and build team spirit in But everyone is invited to attend and to light their luminary candles. It's the most
this local, powerful fundraiser to find the cure for cancer. powerful and moving part of Relay!
August 3-4, 2002
Teams are forming now!
Call Maxine Tatlonghari for sign ups
Last Minute Walkers Welcome!
Relay For Life City of Santa Monica
Police Department Santa Monica Daily Press
A Team Event to Fight Cancer