Briefs

Posted: February 10, 1993

LOS ANGELES

GUNMAN CAREFULLY PLOTTED ATTACK

A disgruntled patient who shot and wounded three doctors and took two women hostage in a hospital emergency room was an apparent survivalist who methodically plotted out his bloody attack on paper, police said yesterday.

Damacio Ybarra Torres, 40, told officers he suffers from AIDS when he surrendered Monday following a four-hour standoff, but police Lt. John Ferguson said there was no evidence to support his claim.

Torres, who concealed three guns beneath his camouflage jacket when he strode into the crowded waiting room, is to be arraigned today on attempted murder and kidnapping charges.

WASHINGTON

A SECOND REPORT ON SESSIONS

The Justice Department is sending the White House a follow-up report on FBI Director William Sessions, this one focusing on whether he received a ''sweetheart" mortgage on his home, a department source said yesterday.

The new report by the Office of Professional Responsibility, likely to be forwarded this week, is an addendum to the OPR's Jan. 19 report that accused Sessions of several improprieties - including the mortgage deal.

LA GRANDE, Ore.

PACKWOOD WANTS ACCUSERS NAMED

Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., said yesterday he hopes his accusers will be identified and under oath when the Senate Ethics Committee hears charges he made unwanted sexual advances against women.

Taking questions at a public forum, Packwood complained that news reports have named only 13 of the 23 women who said he touched and kissed them without their consent. "You can't fight phantoms," Packwood said.

LOS ANGELES

DIVORCE LAYWER DIDN'T PAY TAXES

Famed divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, who pioneered the concept of ''palimony" in a case involving actor Lee Marvin, was convicted yesterday of federal tax evasion.

He was charged with intentionally failing to report nearly $2 million in income on his federal tax returns between 1983 and 1986 and was convicted on four counts of felony tax evasion.

He later complained of chest pains and was taken to a hospital.

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