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September 2, 1998

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A-12—WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Wednesday, Sept. 2 OBITUARIES Challand George Henry Challand A memorial for George Henry Challand is planned for a later date. The memorial will also be for his wife, Loretta, who preceded him in death on July 28, 1998. Mr. Challand died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at a local convalescent hospital, following a long illness. He was 88. He was bom March 20, 1910, in Shabbona, 111. He married Loretta Challand on Dec. 25, 1932, in Illinois. The couple were together for 65 years. The Challands had owned and operated an appliance business in Shabbona, 111. After moving to Ukiah with their three daughters in 1955, they started and operated Challand Appliance, until their retirement. Before going into business with his wife, Mr. Challand worked for Sears as an appliance service technician for several years. Their daughter, Linda, continued the family business after the couple retired, renaming the store Appliance Center. Mr. Challand and his wife worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Mendocino as campground attendants for several years after their retirement. Mr. Challand was a member of the Redwood Empire Lions Club and the Ukiah Moose Lodge. He is survived by his daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, George Hall of Redwood Valley; daughter, Lisa and son-in-law, Patrick Collins of Ukiah; granddaughters and husbands Desiree and Kevin Currier of Tacoma, Wash., Shelbi and Matt O'Brien of Fort Polk, La., and Jennifer and Carlo Stutsman of Ukiah; grandson, Christopher Hall of Redwood Valley; granddaughter, Heather McGee of Ukiah; great- grandchildren Jacob Currier, Kylie and Keelie Stutsman and Connor O'Brien; sister-in-law, Doris Challand of Polo, 111.; nephew, Emmett Long of Bakersfield; and nieces Jean Giesecke of Shabbona, 111 and Juanita Horton of Alorton, 111. Mr. Challand was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Loretta; and a daughter, Rose Anne. Elmer Joseph Leggett COVELO - A funeral for Elmer Joseph Leggett will be held at 10 a.m. Friday and viewing will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Both will be held at the Round Valley Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Covelo. Mr. Leggett died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998. He was 74. He was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Covelo. He was a cowboy and worked on cattle ranches. He used to ride in rodeos in his younger days. He last rode bulls in the rodeo when he was in his 60s. He Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 Lake Mendocino Storage 78,997 acre-feet Max allowed 122,500 acre-feet Inflow 87cfs Outflow 254 cfs Unofficial temperatures SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 7:35 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:42 a.m HIGH TIDES High tide: 10:47 p.m. (Today) High tide: missing (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY measured 9/1 In Ukiah Ozone N/A ppm (stale standard .09) Carbon Monoxide N/A ppm (20) Nitrogen Dioxide N/A ppm (.25) worked for Northwestern Pacific Railroad for about 10 years as a demolition man. Mr. Leggett is survived by his nephews, Ernest Leggett and Lawrence Leggett, both of Covelo, and Willard Leggett of Albany; nieces Doris Leggett and Sylvia Leggett, both of Sacramento, and Dollie of Lake County; and numerous great-nieces and great- nephews. Anker-Lucier Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. IGUANA DISPUTE - Police were called to a report of a stolen iguana at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday that turned out to be a civil matter over ownership. CAR THEFT - A 17-year-old boy was reported trying to steal a vehicle at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of South State Street. He was booked into juvenile hall. ROCK THROWING - Six juveniles were counseled after reportedly throwing rocks at cars and people in the 300 block of Leslie Street at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday. Those arrested by law enforcement officers are Innocent until proven guilty. People reported as having been arrested may contact the Dally Journal once their case has been concluded so the results can be reported. Those who feel the Information Is In error should contact the appropriate agency. In the case of those arrested on suspicion of driving under the Influence of an intoxicant: all DUI cases reported by law enforcement agencies are reported by the newspaper. The Daily Journal makes no exceptions. FIRE AND RESCUE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FERES - CDF firefighters, along with National Forest Service firefighters, were responding to five fires comprising around 50 acres in the Mt. San Hedrin area today. The fires started early this morning. CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3: 3,1,4. FANTASY 5: 7,12, 17,29, 31. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 11, Money Bags. 2nd Place: 4, Big Ben. 3rd Place: 5, California Classic. Race time: 1:42.64. Murder Perkins School Continued from Page A-1 house," then said, "I shot him, I shot him, officer." Adams, Cash said, had been shot once behind the right ear, once through the ear, once through the right side of his neck and once through the right side of his chest near the collarbone. Four shell casings were discovered near the right front tire of Adams' car. They were later matched to Lowrie's pistol. Defense attorney Tom Mason argued Lowrie may have shot Adams in self-defense. Lowrie, Mason said, claimed he had seen Adams with a gun and that he heard a gunshot before he opened fire. But Alavezos pointed out, "No gun was found" at the shooting scene. Because the jury found Lowrie guilty of using a firearm in the killing and causing Adams great bodily injury, Lowrie could spend the rest of his life in prison. "Second-degree murder carries a sentence of 15 years to life," Alavezos said. "But the special enhancement the jury found Mr. Lowrie guilty of - if I read the law right - carries a consecutive 25 years to life sentence." That means, Alavezos said, Lowrie would not be eligible for parole for 40 years. Mason was unavailable for comment this morning. Sentencing has been set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Traffic Continued from Page A'l having traffic circles were closer to the 25 mph speed limit than those measured at intersections without traffic calming devices. However, he added, the survey showed speeds along Clara Street at Orchard Avenue, which has both a narrow, winding "chicane" and a traffic island, actually increased, from 19.8 mph before the devices were installed to an average 22.4 mph. And while the traffic circles, islands and chicanes generally reduced the speeds of eastbound drivers, those driving west often rose slightly. Nowhere were the devices as effective at slowing traffic as they had been when first installed. For instance, the traffic circle at Ford Street and Sidnie Court had slowed driving speeds from an average 28.2 mph to 17.9 mph in January. Now speeds have crept back up to more than 24 mph. And Kennedy, in a report to '•'.e Ci'v Council, admits he found survey results at Clara and Orchard avenues "very surprising." "It's difficult to imagine that the speed of left-turning vehicles from Orchard Avenue onto Clara have increased since the installation of the traffic island," Kennedy says. Yet it has. A 1994 survey showed the average driving speed at 19.8 mph. That dropped to 13.9 mph after the chicane and traffic island were installed, but had risen to 22.4 mph by July. Kennedy finds the survey results startling because "the island has restricted the width of the approach, requiring drivers to make a slow and deliberate left turn." He believes the July results may be an anomaly, that the- data-taker may have measured vehicle speed after autos had completed their left turns and were accelerating through the chicane. "Overall," Kennedy says in the report, "the traffic calming devices continue to effectuate a modest speed reduction." Kennedy is recommending the council "take no action concerning the devices at this time." He adds, however, that "all major street improvement projects budgeted for construction this fiscal year be completed (before) obligating any funds for construction of permanent traffic circles at Orchard Avenue and Sidnie and Ford and Sidnie." Continued from Page A-1 "The new structural section will be seven inches of full-depth asphalt concrete, which (will) be placed in three lifts," explained the report's author, Deputy Public Works Director Rick Seanor. "The new pavement crossfall (the slope of the pavement between its highest point, or crown, and the gutters) will be lower than the existing crossfall," which, Kennedy says, "is too steep at present to overlay." Not only will the crossfall be lowered, the crown will be moved north one lane's width in preparation for future street widening. The work also includes replacing traffic signal loop detectors on Perkins Street at Orchard Avenue, installation of pavement markers and thermoplastic pavement markings. In addition, valve covers, manhole covers, and vault covers will be adjusted to the new grade. And "whatever we do now will not have to be undone in the future when we proceed to underground utilities along East Perkins Street," Kennedy added. In reviewing the bid, Seanor says, the major differences between the project's original estimates and Parnum's low bid center around four items: a traffic control system, flagging, the asphalt concrete pavement and the cost of signals and loops. The differences range from almost $13,000 for signals and loops to $20,000 for traffic control and flagging and $25,600 for pavement. Still, Seanor feels "the bid prices for these four items are reasonable since the respective bid prices (from Pamum and Baldwin) are within the same general dollar range." This evening, Horsley and Kennedy will ask the City Council to award the contract to Par- num and transfer the additional $81,000-plus from the city's general fund reserve to cover the increased cost of the work. The council could decide not to award the contract at all. But, as Mayor Sheridan Malone points out, the "project has been waiting to be done for a long time and it's not going to get any cheaper. "At some point, we're going to have to bite the bullet on this." Heat Continued from Page A-1 couple of degrees. We can expect double-digit temperatures through the weekend - probably around 108 degrees." Highs Tuesday continued above normal across most of the region, ranging from 58 at Fort Bragg to 106 in Redwood Valley. Philo remained a bearable 97, while Willits reached 102. Willits is expected to reach 105 today, Paige said. California's electricity controllers declared a stage two emergency today as energy reserves fell below 5 percent, Paige added. For a third consecutive day, power companies are urging Californians to conserve electricity until 9 p.m., said Pacific Gas & Electric Company spokesman Lloyd Coker. The heat wave "is causing a very high demand for electricity," Coker said, so PG&E is asking its customers to curtail energy use. That includes using air conditioners sparingly, and using electric water heaters, clothes dryers, dishwashers, washing machines, ranges and ovens, pool equipment and other appliances only during evening hours, Paige said. The company also is asking farmers to limit irrigation pumping to night and early morning hours. "PG&E is using all available electric power management programs and has curtailed service to large industrial customers wherever it can," Coker said. The California Independent System Operator, or Cal-ISO, which provides electricity to investor-owned utilities, said electricity consumption peaked at 44,335 megawatts Tuesday, down only slightly from Monday's peak of 44,339 megawatts. Paige also is reminding residents to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid heat exhaustion and sunstroke. ( "People need to remember to drink plenty of liquids - especially water - if they're going to be outside for any amount of time," Paige said. "And don't leave children or pets alone in vehicles for any length of time." Continued from Page A-1 classes, as specified by the new law. If there are enough students who need bilingual classes and whose parents want them to be in them, the school district will be able to offer those classes. "They may be moved to different classes depending on how well they speak English," said Ukiah Unified School District Superintendent Kim Logan. The placement choices will range from English immersion classes to mainstream classes, she said. Some of the more welcome changes are increases to school book, library and science lab budgets. The state Legislature recently increased the book budget from $29 per student to $43.65 per student, Logan said. That's an increase of around $300,000, up from $150,000 for Ukiah Unified. "How critical," Logan said. Even more books will likely be available through school district libraries, which received a $180,000 budget increase. The library money can also be used for hands-on-media and security systems. The budget for science laboratory materials is up by around $80,000, she said. "The level of expectation for science has gone up. This will provide more hands-on exploration of science principles for kids, so we're real excited about that," Logan said. One of the tougher changes, for parents anyway, is an alteration in some schools' schedules. Wednesdays will be shorter and the other four school days will be longer to compensate. The shortened school day is to allow time for mandated teacher training, Logan said. Ukiah High School and Hopland Elementary School have NOYO THEATRE Specialty Rim Series this Wed/Thur GONE WITH THE WIND THE PARENT TRAP DAILY: «20 $150 AU TUESDAY been on that schedule with no problems for several years, she said. Yet another change that could occur mid-year is class-size reduction in some ninth-grade classes. But the rules for the reduction won't arrive until mid-October. "We absolutely cannot start something without knowing what the rules are," Logan said. She said she anticipates the smaller classes will include English courses and that there will be 20 students in each classroom. Logan noted lOth-grade English courses have had smaller class sizes for a decade, thanks to the Morgan-Hart class size reduction act. Logan sajd the number of legislative changes that affect schools mid-year have been increasing. Fortunately, the district has become good at dealing with them, she said. While there are lots of changes, including about 27 new teachers in the Ukiah Unified School District, some things remain the same. "He has the same teacher my 20-year-old son had," Jerry Hammond said of his kindergartner, Jason. SMOKE SIGNALS DAILY: 2:00,425,725,9:30 EARLY SHOW SUN: 12:00 DAILY:1;30,4:10,7:00,9:35 EARLY SHOW SUN: 11:00 DAILY:t;40,4:15,7:10,9:45 EARLY SHOW SUN: 11:10 DAILY:4:35,925 EARLY SHOW SUN: 12:30 THE AVENGERS DAILY: 220,7;20 AIR BUD: Golden Receiver SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 10:45 B Privnfe Kyiui DAILY: 4:00, 8:15 EARLY SHOW SUN: 12:40 There's Something About Man/to DAILY:2:10,4:45,7:15,9:40 EARLYSHOWSUN: 11:40