Anaheim Bulletin (Newspaper) - September 10, 1992, Anaheim, California
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NORTH COUNTY NEWS
THURSDAY. SEPT, 10. 1992
M. Loren Hernandez North County News
Filmmaker Leslie Baer-Brown displays baskets and necklaces she brought back from her stay with the Yanomami of the Venezuelan rainforest.
Documentary film views Yanomami
By Michelle Marson
The night rushed in, smothering Leslie Baer-Brown as she lay in a hammock encased in mosquito netting.
Mosquitos were the least of her worries at the moment. The former Anaheim resident instead was asking herself: Why? Why had she traveled thousands of miles to be deep in the Amazon rainforest, incommunicado with the modem world, a guest of an indigenous people called the Yanomami?
Dubbed "the fierce people," the Yanomami often raid other tribes' camps in search of women to take for wives. They have been doing so for 6,000 years.
"On the first night it occurred to me: You're in a closed society," Baer-Brown said. "You don't really know what they're thinking. They could kill you with a smile and to their way of thinking they'd be sending you back to God."
The desire to learn about the Yanomami ways of thinking and living was what had driven Baer-Brown to seek out these native Venezuelans. Her compunction to share her lessons with others is behind "Yanomami: Keepers of the Flame," an 58-minute documentary film that took this year's US Environmental Film Festival.
Shot during Baer-Brown's nine days in the rainforest, "Keepers
Please see YANOMAMI/A2Boy
3-year-old pulls out cotton ball
By Brett Sporich
North County News
Without thinking twice, three-year-old Scott Burgess wrenched open the mouth of his one-year-old brother Joseph, reached down his throat and pulled out a cotton ball that had stopped the toddler's breathing.
"1 was in the other room when I heard Scott yell out 'Mommy, Mommy, Joey is choking," said Coleen Burgess, the brothers' mother. "By the time I got there Joey was purple and I was dialing 911."
But before the paramedics arrived, Scott had already acted to save his brother's life — an act that was rewarded in grand fashion.
Coleen Burgess was so elated with Scott's quick thinking that she was beside herself to get him the recognition he deserved.
She called city hall and asked if there was anything that could be done for her little hero. She was told the City Council would be glad to help out.
The whole family showed up Sept. 1 for a presentation by the entire council and young Scott got a giggle from the audience when he said, "Thank you Mr. Mayo," to Mayor Fred Hunter after receiving a certificate for heroism.
Scott also received a junior firefighter's badge and a ride on a hook-and-ladder fire truck.
Mike Pilgrim North County News
Scott Burgess, 3, gets a seat atop a firetruck as a reward for saving his year-old brother's life.
Full of surprises
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A new tv show aimed at the MTV generation is being filmed locally/A18
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TRANSPORTATIONMultiVision daily traffic
By Brett Sporich
North County News
So you need to get from Anaheim to Los Angeles and you'd like to know the best route to take — the Santa Ana (1-5 > freeway or some alternative byway.
If you're going to either the John Wayne or Los Angeles airports, how long will it take you ? Are there any traffic tie-ups? Tired of traffic reports on theis airing reports
radio that never tell you what you want to know?
If you're one of 40,000 cable television subscribers in Anaheim, you can turn to MultiVi-sion's Channel 30 between 6 and 9a.m. and4and6:30p.m. to find answers to most of your traffic questions.
The 18-month pilot project, funded by $150,000 in windfalls
Please see TRAFFIC/A8