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Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, Syracuse, New YorkM. Heiton my d pregnant woman charged for cocaine drug Possession based on drug in fetus who died. By Jimo Hara a Syracuse woman who gave birth to a premature crack baby in february has been charged with Misdemeanour Possession of the re Riig that pro Necort tit uni rec uni h la Uil Icila the Case is the first m which the Onondaga county District attorney s office has prosecuted a woman m the drug related death of a Newborn baby the 16 to 18-week-old female lived about five hours after her birth feb 21. The Lynn of 1 thus week with criminal Possession of a controlled substance she is accused of possessing the drugs by testing positive for the presence of cocaine m her body fluids at the time of the baby s delivery at grouse Irving memorial Hospital. Toxicology tests showed cocaine m tape s urine and m the baby s blood the prosecution for posses Sion is based on the theory that the Only Way the drugs could have been passed to the baby were through her Mother goal is to get her into treat ment and possibly save the life of the next District attorney William j Fitzpa Mck said thurs Day simply offering treatment pro Grams does not seem to work when it comes to keeping some women from using drugs while he said while the Misdemeanour Possession charge is Only a hanging Over her it May provide the necessary incentive for tape to get Fitzpat Nick said the threat of a year in jail for tape May save taxpayers millions of dollars in costs Over a couple of decades if she stops using Fitzpatrck said. According to court tape admitted to Hospital personnel she had smoked crack cocaine the night before she came to the Hospi Tal to give birth to the baby she also told medical personnel her water had broken two Days earlier but she did not go to the Hospital until the Day of the delivery. Senior assistant District attorney Rick Trunfio said the Case is one of two under investigation involving the deaths of newborns in february new York Law does not allow the Mother to be prosecuted on homicide or endangering charges because the Law does not recognize the fetus As a born while it is being carried by the Trunfio exp Ameo. Jury awards a former Oswego county woman was awarded in damages by a Syracuse jury wednesday for an overdose of pain medication that gave her a Perfo rated stomach ulcer the state supreme court jury deliberated about three hours be fore finding the North medical family physicians 100 percent responsible for the injuries sustained by Ruth Brattm 1994. Of St Fla had gone to North medical on West Taft Road m May 1994 be cause of Back pain. A physician assistant gave her a Supply of the pain medication which is known in rare occasions to cause ulcers As a Side effect Bradt s Ernest Delduchetto of contended Bradt was instructed to take one to two of the 10-Milligram pills every six hours for a total of up to 80 milligrams of Torado although the manufacturer recommended no More than a total of four pills or 40 milligrams a Day although North medical denied that was what Bradt was instruct the office records showed that was the dosage she was instructed to take. About three weeks after her first of two visits to North Bradt suffered a stomach perforation and was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph s Hospital health Center for emergency surgery. She ended up hospitalized for 10 Days d 01 Ilic aug Ciji our including pneumonia. The jury awarded her for her pain and suffering and to cover her medical Bills. Because Bradt did not have insure she has been paving the med ical Bills on a monthly basis. A her mated disc was found to be hip source of Bradt s Back pain. Justice and the learning to emmy environment suburban 1nwmmv Medicine How Law it mme Faith snapshot 47 Rochester Bachelor s University of and Law University of Dean 01 me Syracuse University College of Law Braveman s been teaching at the Law school for 18 years schools have to find ways to address issues of which include providing students opportunities to consider what it Means to be a lawyer with respect to an individual with respect to others in the Legal profession and with respect to their obligations to the Public at Large before you end your what would you like to see would Hope that at some Point the Law can find ways to address the prob lems fac a the door and other groups that Are we d like to think Are available it you could invite three people to living or who would they Justice Thurgood Picasso and Alice Walker do you have a Man s death diminishes me for i am a part of a poem by John Donne. Stephen d photographer Apulia fire chief Loretta the first woman to head any past a burning barn during a training exercise in late april with of the 57 Volunteer fire departments in Onondaga walks the Fabius and Tully fire departments More women fight fires in Rural department in Onondaga 300 of Volunteer Rescue workers Are women. By Gina m. Masullo staff writer it was cold it was snowy a car full of skiers had just crashed on their Way Back from Labrador Mountain ski area Woodford remembers the Day about 20 Jears ago Viv idly it was her first Call As the first woman with the Apulia fire department Woodford Bent Down to treat one of the but men from another fire department pushed her aside a male Apulia fire fighter had to step in let her go Woodford recalls him saying s ours now bears no resentment that firefighters in those Days assumed a woman could t be a Rescue worker although she never set out to be a Woodford said she is proud she was part of Chang ing How people think today few firefighters look twice if there s a female Rescue worker since Woodford joined the Rural department in the Apulia has had 14 female firefighters or Rescue workers. Today seven women make up one fourth of the department s 28 Active members and the department s new Loretta is the first woman in the top Job m any of the 57 Volunteer fire departments in Onondaga county. Apulia s attitude toward women in the tire service typifies a trend the number of women in the fire service has been growing gradually Over the past 20 both among volunteers and paid said Terese executive director of the wis. Based women in the fire serv ice inc. Stephen d photographer Apulia fire chief Loretta Switzer talks to prank lore during a barn burning exercise on route 80. In Onondaga an Esti mated 300 of Volunteer fire personnel Are female firefight ers or Rescue workers the first woman joined a Volunteer fire department in Onon Daga county in said Onon Daga county fire coordinator Mike Waters for Rural departments like which is m the town of women joining the fire service was a necessity Early on Dean an Apulia firefighter for 15 years and a former said in Small communities Many people commute to work each Day in decades it was More often women than men who were Home Dur ing the Day. When the fire whistle blew during the the women were available to answer s a Small town. Everybody is said 42. And m Rural communities the firehouse becomes a a a place to belong once women started showing up the focus changed a bit they Don t say the same said Jeanne an Apulia Rescue worker since 1985 Wadsworth said women join ing the fire departments has broadened what it Means to be a Volunteer firefighter now wives who might have Felt left out by the Long hours their Hus bands at the fire House can sign up he said Wadsworth s joined the Apulia fire depart ment four years ago Volunteer firefight my stigma of Days gone by has been a couple of Good of boys hav ing a cold Wadsworth said when women entered the department helped the stereotype. The Volunteer Uretig Nimg stigma of Days gone by has been a couple of Good or boys having a cold Dean former Aruba fire chief the firehouse remains a focal Point m Rural but with a different Bent than in years gone by said women s perceptions about female fire serv ice also changed when she was growing up in she remembers chop Ping flipping burgers and Selling sodas at the ring Gold fire department Field Days. No one told her she could t join the fire service because of her gender but it never occurred to her then that she could sip up Switzer joined the Apulia fire department in three years after moving to Apulia she said she joined because she Felt an in tangible pull every time the fire Siren sounded Switzer worked her Way up through the department ranks As Captain and assist ant chief before achieving the top Job this year. She said it bothers her a bit that her election to chief is even notable but she recognizes that like Polly Woodford before is a first. Am a Switzer said. Justice notebook fugitive of the week is witted on my by Jaity Onondaga county s fugitive of the week is a Man wanted on i serous Bench warrants one for a burglary charge of Alle Gedly breaking into his wife s apartment Douglas t. Is wanted by Syracuse police o warrants for Cir i Petit Lam and Harasink Branch Branch is 5 feet 10 known to downtown Ai East Genesee Street anyone with information Abo Branch can Call the warrants squad at 442-5230 Laurel Char Mattydale woman s disappearance a mystery for six Onondaga com in diffs cd duties traced hundreds of leads into the 1990 appearance of Margaret reome mat Dale woman they be questioned every friends and relative they could find nothing they have no evidence of Foi play but v still Don t know where she went reome s family insists that s would nei7er voluntarily Dis App for such a Long time on wed reome s family celebrates Margaret reome s 38th birthday Onondaga county Senff be Walsh is asking for help from a one who might have informatics help Fra reome reome was 31 years old and my at 304 a. Raphael ave Whei she was last seen by relatives i ported missing feb reome Haa three children to had Beer living Vith band m Syracuse she now has three grandchildren she has seen reome is 5 feet 8 inches tall weighed 130 Potanas one has Brown hair and Hazel eyes so was a licensed taxi Driver in s Cuse working for several taxi Pames and medical transport s ices Walsh urges anyone with in formation about reome to cal1 sheriff s department at 435-05 la Reici Dewitt police nov use color video Mug she Dewitt police officers will t armed with a new a c video computer system the Neu astern vide Mug shot photos of defendant twin or the n for still photographs in addition to Cao tuning my shot photo images Mea Jaimeir be used for video image photo air avs to help identify i pets in crimes the same system will be i produce police officer and Tov employee identification cards the computer system was for with drug asset seizure fun and department budgetary fun Laura c county s new alarm Lav does t apply to fire Cal some people have been ale by Onondaga county s new a Law sheriff Kevin Walsh said t new lava to Bery or police alarms Only fire alarm stems letters explaining the Revi recently were sent to alarm s a cobers but several resident1 called the sheriff s depart me clarification the county legislature Rei revised the Law and establish one time s30 sign up fee and scale of fees for false alarms ing at s100 for the third false and rising to s500 for seven More false alarms in a nod Laurel a inform 472-211 neighbourhood a City information. 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