Department of Health goes undercover in Santa Monica kitchens.pdf by suchufp


									                                                             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
                                                                                                the city.
                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                        Information compiled by Jesse Haley

                                                        Seth Kotok/Special to the Daily Press
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   It seems that one by one, Santa                But as these long-time businesses con-               Reports show calm morning conditions with northwest            Low-    10:40p.m.   2.11’
                                                                                                   winds picking up during the afternoon.
Monica’s old-school institutions are           tinue to disappear, many people wonder
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Special Bookstore on the Promenade, the           So this week Q-Line wants to know:                Location                  Wednesday                  Thursday             Water Quality
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Santa Monica Playhouse on Fourth               Why or why not?”                                      County Line                 2-4’/Fair                2-4’/Fair                 A
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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

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he may be walking around these days hum-                                                                                                                 which extends beyond the military and the
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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  

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ment hang its dirty laundry in the front        tion report on the spot. By looking at the
window for all to see.                          report, the consumer will be able to see
                                                                                                     (or less)
    It’s no problem when the sign says the      whether or not the restaurant’s employees
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70 and 79 points. If an establishment falls     with a “B” or “C” rating, Powell, Mikhail
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                                                                                                                                                                10 horses, two miniature horses, two lla-
                                                                                                                  parks and a wolf preserve, officials said.
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                                                                                                                                                                cent contained by Tuesday afternoon.
                                                                                                                  spokeswoman Martie Perkins.
                                                                                                                     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-
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 (near the corner of Pico and Lincoln)                                                                                                                          of a small roadside mobile home park.
                                                                                       10a.m. til 6p.m.           Julian, a picturesque former mining town
          310-392-0151                                                                                            and weekend getaway best known for its           The break was quickly contained by
                                                                                                                  apple pies. By mid-afternoon, winds were      firefighters, said Rick Figueroa of the San
                                                                                                                  pushing the flames away from the town,        Diego County Sheriff’s department.
                                                                                                                  40 miles east of San Diego.                      About 300 people spent Monday night at
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                                                                                                                  ary for the animals in Julian, said Gigi      additional shelters were open Tuesday.

                                                                                                                  Family urges judge to send
                                                                                                                  Ehrlich to hospital, not prison
                                                                                                                  STABBING, from page 1                         tried to run-away.
                                                                                                                  Santa Monica police officers after                About a dozen of Ehrlich’s family
                                                                                                                  allegedly stabbing his 51-year-old mother     members and friends attended the sanity
                                                                                                                  in the arm and torso with a folding knife     hearing to support sending him to a hospi-
                                                                                                                  following a dispute over her purse on a       tal. After Judge Kamins ruling, Ehrlich’s
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                                                                                                                  tially called police about an apparent car-   want to see him in a hospital rather than a
                                                                                                                  jacking. When police arrived on the           prison, said attorney Stephen D. Sitkoff.
                                                                                                                  scene, Ehrlich was taken into custody             “There is no question that he never
                                                                                                                  after a brief foot chase. After officers      intended to hurt his mother,” Sitkoff said.
                                                                                                                  spotted him hiding on a roof of a nearby      “This is a really sad case. He needs help,
                                                                                                                  home, Ehrlich jumped off the roof and         not prison.”
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California laws and must allow its board        directors, ICANN is required to seek to
member to inspect its financial records, a      protect the rights of the corporation from
Superior Court judge ruled Monday.              being abridged,” Hewitt said.
    Judge Dzintra Janavs ordered Marina            The group was formed in 1998 by a
Del Rey-based Internet Corp. for                coalition of the Internet’s business, tech-
Assigned Names and Numbers to make              nical, academic and user communities to
its documents available to Karl Auerbach,       manage domain names and other number-
a Santa Cruz computer researcher. The           ing systems.
publicly elected board member alleged              Auerbach began asking for corporate
the group delayed his request numerous          records shortly after he was elected in
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
    ICANN will consider whether to appeal       to regulate and develop the World Wide
the decision upon review of the court’s         Web, ICANN has become beholden to
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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:                           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
         429 SANTA M ONICA B LVD. ST E. 710, SANTA M ONICA 90401                                                          that he should not be sanctioned because
                                                                              “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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                                                                           Princeton president upset at
                                                                           computer snooping charges
                                                                           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
                                        Wanted!                                                              BY JIM SUHR
                                                                                                             Associated Press Writer
                                                                                                                                                                  The St. Louis man was convicted of
                                                                                                                                                               attacking a 20-year-old Saint Louis
                                                                                                                                                               University student in her car. The victim
                                                        Come participate in the 3rd Annual                      ST. LOUIS — A man who spent near-              said her attacker, armed with a knife, kept
                                                                                                             ly 18 years behind bars for the rape of a         a sweatshirt pulled over his head but
                                                                                                             college student was freed Tuesday after           removed a scarf from around his face.
                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                             to immediately release him after the final
                                                                                                                                                                  A Missouri law enacted last year lets
                                                                                                                                                               convicted rapists seek new DNA tests if
                                                                                                             tests were completed Tuesday.
                                                                                                                Hours after his release from the state’s       the technology was not available when
                                    benefitting                                                              maximum-security               Crossroads         they were tried.
                                                                        OF SANTA MONICA                                                                           In announcing the preliminary DNA
                                                                                                             Correctional Facility, about 50 miles
                                                                                                             north of Kansas City, Johnson flew to             results, Joyce said Johnson had been “hor-
                                                                                                                                                               ribly wronged” when he was convicted
              Monday, August 12, 2002                                                                        Lambert Airport and into the tearful
                                                                                                             clutches of his family.                           and sentenced in 1984 to life plus 30 years
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                                                                                                                Johnson, 48, said he planned to reunite
                       Mountain Gate Country Club                                                            with loved ones and map out his job                  “Absolutely, there is no way I can ever
                                                                                                             prospects as an “entrepreneur.” He said he        make this up to him,” said Joyce, who had
                                                                                                             harbored no bitterness toward police,             no role in Johnson’s trial. “But I’m really
                                                                  Driving Range opens 9:00 am                prosecutors or the 20-year-old female col-        relieved and gratified to uncover this mis-
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        $1,000 per foursome.
                                              Dinner and award ceremony immediately following                                                                  York-based Innocence Project, which has
   Dinner Ceremony tickets are avail-                                                                           What mattered, he insisted, was liberty
     able to non-golfers for $125                                                                            and the fact he never lost hope.                  pushed for DNA tests for Johnson and
                                        limited spots times now!
                                                                                                                “When you’ve been through hell so              many other prisoners, applauded the
                                        to register call Heidi                                               many times, you’ve got nothing but peace          release but accused Joyce of delaying
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                                                                                                             Three slayings connected to
                                                                                                             serial killer in Baton Rouge
                                                                                                             BY MELINDA DESLATTE                                  Police on Monday said DNA evidence
                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                             a day after police confirmed three                Charlotte Murray Pace. Police had linked
                                                                                                             unsolved slayings were the work of a seri-        the Pace and Green cases two weeks earlier.
                                                                                                             al killer.                                           Police set up a hot line for information
                                                               Internet Connections                             Many walkers and joggers were stay-            about the cases and offered safety semi-
                                                                                                             ing away from a Louisiana State                   nars in the city of 230,000. Some resi-
                                                                                                             University path near where two of the             dents said they are taking precautions.
                                                                                                             slain women lived, though all of the vic-            Police would not comment on the
                                                                             Starting at                     tims were attacked in their homes.                details of the investigation but said they
                                                                                                                “There’s normally a lot of cars, but we        are examining nearly three dozen other
                                                                             $59.45/mo!                      were the only ones here,” said Donna              unsolved murders of women over the last
                                                                                                             Pfefferle, 45, as she walked on the lake-         decade to see if any of those cases are
                                                                              always on,                     side path with friend Debra Sorel.                connected. The FBI is helping.
                                                                              always fast
                                                                            “Since LA Bridge installed
                                                                              DSL at my home, I have
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                                                                              found the flexibility
                                                                              to use the Internet in
                                                                              a whole new way.”
                                                                                                             telling her story a final time
                                                                              __                             By The Associated Press                           Daniel, of Evanston. “It’s unbelievable.”
                                                                                 Bill Foster,
                                                                                 Apple Computer                                                                   Derman, of suburban Northbrook, had
                                                                                                                 SPRING GROVE, Ill. — Lisa                     been speaking for about 20 minutes when
                                                                                                             Derman had told her story countless               she sat down, handed the microphone to
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                                                                            each account includes:           Nazis massacre thousands of Jews but              think I’m having a heart attack.”
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                                                                                                                 Derman, who committed her life to             rushed to her side, and her husband knelt
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                                                                            • over 4000 worldwide dial-up    Illinois, told her story for the last time        do,” said foundation executive director
                                                                            locations for laptop users who   Sunday. The 75-year-old Derman died of            Lillian Polus Gerstner. “Lisa Derman was
                                                                            travel. (a metered service).     an apparent heart attack while giving a           a walking illustration of the philosophy so
                                                                                                             testimony of her life at the Illinois             many Holocaust survivors have of the
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                                                                                                                 “It gives me chills to say it, but her last   with as many people as possible, particu-
                                                                                                             public words were, ‘Please remember this          larly young people.”
                                                                                                             story and tell it to others because I don’t          Derman, who was born in Poland, was
           Sign-up online at or call 310.823.6416                                               know how long I will be here,”’ said a son,       14 when the Nazis invaded her town.
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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-
Page 12     ❑   Wednesday, July 31, 2002 ❑ Santa Monica Daily Press


  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
                                                                                                  AL East.
                                                                                                                                                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
                                                preseason’s length.
                                                   “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

                                               Natural Selection®
                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                                serves dinner after 5 p.m. Full bar. Over 21.
                                                                                                                                                Cover $5 - Free. (310)829-1933.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monica. $3.69 Info only: (310)319-4837.

   1:15, 2:30, 3:30, 4:45, 5:45,               Community                                   a.m. To 3 p.m. (except field trip days). Now                                                                 Theatre / Arts
   8:00,10:15.. Like Mike (PG)                                                             enrolling!
   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.
                                        Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8 a.m.      3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310)315-0056.        The Westside Walkers, a FREE program spon-          Monica. For more information please call
   II (PG-13) 11:30, 2:10, 4:45,                                                                                                                sored by UCLA Healthcare's 50-Plus Program!         (310)394-9779 or visit www.santamonicaplay-
   7:40,10:10. Austin powers in         To 10 a.m., at Santa Monica Place, Fourth St.
                                        and Broadway Ave. in Santa Monica                  Cara Rosellini hosts The Gaslite's Comic             Walking programs for adults 50 or older looking
   Goldmember        (PG-13)11:00,                                                                                                              for safe, low-impact exercise in a comfortable
   12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:15, 5:15,                                                          Review, followed by open-mic comedy karaoke,
                                        Senior Suppers - Discounted meals for people       at The Gaslite, 2030 Wilshire Blvd. 7:30 p.m.        environment. The Westside Walkers meet                     Music /
   7:00, 8:00, 9:40, 10:40. My Big
   Fat Greek Wedding (PG) 11:20,        AGE 55 or older are served daily, from 3:30 p.m.   FREE! (310)829-2382.                                 Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. To 10 a.m.,         Entertainment
   2:00, 4:30,7:20, 9:50. K-19: The     To 7 p.m., in the cafeteria at Santa Monica-UCLA                                                        at Westside Pavilion, Pico Blvd. Between
   Widowmaker (PG-13) 12:30,            Medical Center, 1250 16th Street in Santa          Anastasia's Asylum, 1028 Wilshire Blvd., Santa       Overland Ave. and Westwood Blvd. In West LA.        Crazy Lu, Rebellum and the Prophets, and very
   4:00, 7:30,10:45.                    Monica. $3.69 Info only: (310)319-4837.            Monica. Board games, cushiony sofas, a full veg-     For more information about the program, call        special guest Ivan Nevelle. A night of live music
                                                                                           gie menu, juices, teas, and coffee that grows hair   (800)516-5323.                                      playing at Gotham Hall, 1431 3rd St.
   AMC Theatre SM 7                                 Classes                                on your chest. No cover. (310)394-7113.                                                                  Promenade. 7:30 p.m. (310)394-8865
   1310 3rd Street                                                                                                                              Senior Suppers - Discounted meals for people
   Eight Legged Freaks (PG-13)          Los Angeles Arts Academy, Summer Art Camp          LUSH 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Three        AGE 55 or older are served daily, from 3:30 p.m.    Comedy Underground - Stand up night. SPLAT!
   1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40. The          in Santa Monica & Westchester. Ages 5 to 13        bars, plenty of booths, sofas, leopard-print car-    To 7 p.m., in the cafeteria at Santa Monica-UCLA    $5.00, 8:30 p.m. 320 Wilshire Blvd. (310)451-1800.
   Country Bears (G) 12:40, 2:50,
   5:00, 7:20, 9:30. Mr. Deeds
   (PG-13) 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:45,
   10:05. Road to Perdition (R)
   1:00, 4:00, 4:55, 7:00, 7:40,
   9:55, 10:25. Lilo & Stitch (PG)
   12:35, 2:35, 4:35, 7:05.              Calendar items are printed free of charge as a service to our readers. Please submit your items to for consideration. Calendar
   Insomnia (R) 9:20 Reign of Fire
   (PG-13) 1:10, 3:25, 5:40,             events are limited by space, and will be run at the discretion of the Calendar Editor. The Daily Press cannot be held responsible for errors.
   8:00,10:20. The Crocodile
   Hunter: Collision Course (PG)
   12:30, 2:40

   Landmark Nu-Wilshire
   1314 Wilshire Blvd.
   Sex and Lucia (NR) 1:30, 4:15,|
   7:00, 9:45. Lovely and Amazing
   (R) 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:30.

   Laemmle Monica
   1332 2nd St.
   Y Tu Mama Tambien (NR)
                                                KEEP YOUR DATE STRAIGHT
   12:00, 5:10, 10:15. Read My
   Lips (NR) 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45.          Promote your event in the Santa Monica Daily Press Calendar section.
   Me Without You (R) 2:35, 7:45.
   Tadpole (PG-13) 1:30, 3:35,
   5:40, 7:45, 9:55. Who is Cletis         Fax all information to our Calendar Editor: Attention Angela @ 310.576.9913
   Tout? (R) 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00,
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          American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

                                  with your
                              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
                                                                        (213) 368-8537
                                                                 Last Minute Walkers Welcome!

   Relay For Life                                                                        City of Santa Monica
                                                                                         Police Department         Santa Monica Daily Press

                                                 A Team Event to Fight Cancer

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