Tribal leaders on Espiraitu Santo gather for a meeting in May prior to seizing Santo, the second largest town in the New
Hebrides, a chain of islands off the coast of Australia. The leaders are supporters of Jimmy Stevens, who is waging a
war of seccession for the island.
Court allows right to sue
because o birthdefects
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Public
concern over war and peace was set
aside yesterday as Israel was caught up
in a massive, emotional search for an
eight-year-old boy, the third person
ever kidnapped for ransom in the 32-
year history of the Jewish state.
By American or European standards,
the kidnapping is minor - the ransom
was only about $40,000 - but the case
has filled the newspapers, kept Israelis
glued to their radios for the latest news
bulletins and prompted a call from
Prime Minister Menachem Begin to the
POLICE, ARMY and hundreds of
civilians have joined in the hunt for
Oron Yarden, who disappeared Sunday
from the wealthy Tel Aviv suburb of
The boy's father, Amos, paid the ran-
som on Tuesday. But when he went to
the painted barrel marked by the kid-
nappers as the rendezvous point with
his son, Oron was nowhere to be seen.
Police immediately mounted a
massive air, land, and later sea search
for the curly-headed boy and called on
all Israelis to give whatever aid they
could. Among those offering their ser-
vices were several people claiming
psychic powers and a woman who said
she could sniff out the kidnappers with
her extraordinarily sensitive nose.
ON WEDNESDAY, Begin called the
Yarden family to say he had ordered
the army to join the search.
"Only rarely do the sentiments of an
entire nation become so intensely con-
centrated on the fate of a single child,"
wrote the Maarive newspaper in an
The two previous cases of kidnapping
for ransom - the most recent was more
than three years ago - were far less
emotional. One involved a dispute over
some stolen diamonds; the second was
a family dispute.
The kidnapping of a young boy from a
non-religious family by his ultra-
orthedox grandfather in the early 1950s
caused a storm in Israel and almost
toppled the government. The Israeli
secret service finally recovered the bpy
in Brooklyn wherearelatives had plan-
ned to give him a strict Jewish up-
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a erroneously telling them they were not
precedent-setting decision that could carriers.
have broad impact on litigation dealing SHAUNA HAS the disease, which
with births and abortions, an appeals results from a genetic defect carried by
court has upheld a child's right to sue some members of the Jewish com-
for damages because it was conceived munity. Infants born with the condition.
and born with a severe genetic defect. generally develop normally for about
The ruling in the so-called "wrongful their first six to nine months of life but
life" case allows the father of two-year- then regress, becoming blind, losing
old Shauna Temar Curlender to sue two weight and dying at age three or four.
laboratories on her behalf for negligen- A Superior Court judge had earlier
ce in allegedly testing her parents im- held Shauna had no right to file the suit,
properly for Tay-Sachs disease and which claimed that the negligence of
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resulted in her birth with the defect
when she would have been better off
never having been born at all.
But presiding Justice Bernard Jef-
ferson of the Court of Appeal panel that
sent the case back to the lower court
Wednesday said "the reality of the
'wrongful life' concept is that such a
plaintiff both exists and suffers due to
the negligence of others."
SHAUNA'S PARENTS, Hyam
Curlender, 32, and Philis Curlender, 31,
have also filed suit on their own behalf
for emotional and financial damages
incurred by having to care for the child,
who is hospitalized.
All together, the San Fernando Valley
family is seeking to recover the costs of
the child's care, damages for emotional
distress and $3 million punitive
But the Curlenders' attorney, Roland
Wrinkle, said yesterday the appellate
court ruling recognizes, for the first
time, the child's right to sue in such a
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