Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 4, 1998 · Page 3
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Lifestyle THE LIBRARY FILE Ukiah urges residents to clean up By SUSAN KEEGAN "ve seen 13-year-old Teresa Gordon-Dick at the Ukiah -Library many times, but the tlast time I encountered her there was on the pages of the New York Times Magazine, which , included her in a feature article on famous 13-year-olds. Teresa ,-is. famous for being the national •Greco-Roman wrestling champi- , on in her age and weight class, a title she won by competing with ,both girls and boys from across the country. . When I called to tell her I'd s^en her photo, Teresa shrugged me off in classic adolescent fashion. "The picture made me look like a dork," she said. But that wasn't what I saw - my vision was of a very strong and determined young woman w.hose powers of concentration and hard work had paid off in national recognition. When I mentioned how strong she looked, Teresa had another answer. "They told me to flex for the picture." ; Teresa may flex her muscles Tor the magazines, but when it is time to flex her mind, she has been turning to the library for 'jtriany years. "The library," she Mys, "has all the books I want to read." She once took out 30 i)boks in one visit, and claims to have read them all before turning them in. Her favorites are traditional teen fare, including ;the Babysitter's Club, Sweet .Valley High, the Bobbsey Twins and, most favorite of all, Nancy 0rew. Nancy Drew is bdst', she, claims, because something Exciting happens in each chapter, and also because Nancy J^rew is so resourceful at solving jtwsteries and at rescuing herself when she gets into trouble. •";' r Teresa doesn't spend much time reading wrestling books, preferring to get her experience irt : a more hands-on setting, but she did find one book that really Resonated for her. "It was a story about a girl who wanted to wres- jrte', but when she got on the team 'finally, a lot of the boys forfeit- )s4 instead of wrestling with her. rthat was a good one." r^: Teresa and her brother Solomon also like playing computer games at the library, but Jtiey do note that there is not a .g'r'eat variety. Their favorite is pfje where a frog tries to cross a fdad without getting run over. '7 TThe brother and sister spend a lot of time in friendly competition. In fact, according to Teresa's mom, Ina Gordon, that was Jiow Teresa first started wrestling - out in the back yard See LIBRARY, Page 6 By LEEANN LAMBERT The Daily Journal U kiah residents and small businesses can dispose of their recyclable items free of charge for one week at the city landfill beginning this Saturday through next Saturday, June 13. The city sent free passes and information explaining this year's Community Pride Program out to the community to "promote an atmosphere of pride in the community, while maintaining state mandates of waste reduction requirements," says the city's pamphlet. It also is organizing a citywide garage sale, or Trade- Barter Days, from just one weekend, June 13 and 14, where businesses and residents can sign up for $2, get a garage sale sign, and then have their address added to a master list and map of garage sales that will be published in local newspapers. Those who would like to register for the city-wide garage sale need to do so by noon on Friday by calling Kathy Kinch, the community pride coordinator, at 463-6214, or they can come by the Civic Center. Disposing of recyclables The city's solid waste disposal site on Vichy Springs Road is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. With a Community Pride free pass, people can dispose of four cubic yards (or about 24, 30-gallon garbage cans) of the following items free of charge: • Woodwaste - it must be clean, unpainted and unprocessed, in lengths no longer than 4 feet. Nails are okay, but no particle board or 'vmasonite. .;:""• Yard waste: Branches must be no longer than 4 feet or 2 inches in diameter. No dirt. • Scrap metal: Includes wire fencing and miscellaneous sheet metal. No crank cases, transmissions or rear ends. In addition to the four cubic yards, people can dispose of: • Tires - Four auto, or pickup tires only. Barbara V«sconcellos/Thc Daily Journal Empire Salvage on Lovers Lane will be accepting all appliances, except refrigerators, free of charge during the City of Ukiah's Community Pride week beginning this Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 13. A fee of $30 will be charged for each refrigerator dropped off. The city sent out passes to local residents and small businesses to use its landfill free of charge during Community Pride week to dispose of recyclable items. However, different items need to be separated in order to use the city landfill for free. • Concrete: Unlimited quantities, including stone debris, but it must be clean, uncontaminated, and no rebar. • Unlimited quantities of: Aluminum and tin cans, glass containers, mixed plastic bottles and tubs, newspapers, office paper, corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, magazines, telephone books, paper board (cereal boxes), specific types of foam padding and waxed milk cartons. All items must be separated or people will not be given free access to the landfill, warns the city information. Furthermore, Empire Salvage at 1700 Lovers Lane will be accepting appliances, with the exception of refrigerators, free of charge during the Community Pride Program week. "A fee of $30 must be paid for each refrigerator delivered," the city pamphlet says, and "since this service is being provided by a local business, appliances will not be accepted" at the city landfill. Other recycling info Here's some more information and tips from the Consumers Recycling Guide used in the United States and Canada. • Glass - Unbroken glass containers is the best and clear glass is the most valuable. Mixed color glass is nearly worthless and broken glass is hard to sort. • Newspapers - Remove rubber bands, plastic bags, and product samples. Also dirty or moldy newspapers. Pack newspapers tightly in a brown paper bag or tie with natural twine. Protect from rain or snow. • Metal - Empty metal cans, caps, lids, bands and foil can be recycled again and again. Full cans, most spray cans and cans with paint are not easily recyclable. • Plastic - Check the bottoms of plastic bottles to see if One of the places where city residents will be able to recycle their waste . they are stamped with a No. 1 to No. 7. Plastic bottles stamped No. lor No. 2 are the best to recycle. Caps on plastic bottles are usually a different type of plastic, and if they aren't marked, they should be tossed. "Even a small amount of the wrong type of plastic can ruin a melt," the guide says, and waste a lot of what is recycled. • Plastic bags - Bags marked No. 2 or No. 4 are recyclable, and many grocery stores take bags. • Motor oil - Never dump it into storm drains and call 1- 800-MOTOROIL for information on how to dispose of them. • Automotive batteries Trade them in or recycle them. • Rechargeable batteries Call 1-800-8BATTERY for information. Alkaline and heavy duty batteries are thrown in the trash accept where it is prohibited. Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable batteries contain toxins and must be recycled. 8 AM 'toil P^ maMmMj^a ^^ ^™|g tyffittmaaaig LOAD MUST BE COVERED CMC. 23115 • Laser/Ink printer cartridges - Send to a recycler or refiller. • Computers, eyeglasses, household goods - Donate to charity or have a garage sale. For more information on recycling obscure materials like computer disks or unsold software, check put the guide's web site at www.obviously.com.recycle/g uides/hard.html. The Consumer Recycling Guide also says "unless you buy recycled products, you're not recycling." COMMUNITY NEWS Jbiver support group meeting ,~ Harry Matossian M.D. will be the guest speaker at the next Ukiah Valley .Ljiver Support Group meeting 6 p.m. •Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial ! Building, 293 Seminary Ave., Ukiah. •! Matossian is Board Certified in Gas'• troenterology and a local authority on ' liver disease. He will make a brief pre• Dentation and will then open the meeting ', up to questions. •. Most people in the group have hepati- i tis C or are on the liver transplant list • or are being evaluated for eligibility. • Some are being treated with Interferon. ; One transplant recipient in the group is • .(doing great. Family and support persons 1 are encouraged to attend. •" The group will continue to meet on ; the second Tuesday of every month. For fnlore information, contact Michael •JvlcClaskey at the county Veterans Ser\ vice Office at 463-4226, Melissa at 463;:0588 or Gertrude at 468-9544. i Rental spaces available j jfor flea market I;': Rent sales space from the Friends of the County Parks Craft Fair and Flea Market to be held Saturday, July 18 at Lions Park on East Road in Redwood Valley. Proceeds will help purchase play equipment for the county parks. Spaces are $10 daily. Bring your own tables. To reserve a space or obtain additional information, call Marti Bray at 4626081. Free job prep program For those interested in developing skills for a new job or returning to school, a free preparation program is being offered by Mendocino College beginning Monday, June 8 and running through July 1. The CAP program, Career and Academic Preparation, offers free training in communication and work readiness skills, employment success skills, keyboarding, word processing, study skills, time management and goal setting and refresher instruction in math and English. These and other skills will be presented in a team taught environment by occupational, academic and counseling faculty. There is no cost for the program and all necessary materials will be provided. Child care vouchers are also available at no cost. The four-week class meets Monday through Thursday as will be held at the Ukiah campus. For more information,- contact the Student Services Office at 468-3094 or 468-3014 at Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah. Strawberry Festival this Sunday • The Ukiah Valley Madrigal singers will be featured at Strawberry Sunday to be held this Sunday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 640 S. Orchard St. The program will begin at 1 p.m. Episcopal Church women are planning a festive day for the community. The barbecue will be fired up at 11:30 and Polish sausages and hot dogs will be available for lunch. Homemade strawberry shortcake and lemonade will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Cakes, cookies and pies and other baked goods will be on sale. Plants cared for all year by members of the church and ready for a new home will be gathered and offered for sale at reasonable prices. Crafts and white elephants tables will feature new and like-new items donated for sale. The price of $3.50 includes homemade strawberry shortcake, drink, entertainment and an opportunity for a door prize. Macintosh users to meet The Ukiah Macintosh Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mendocino College Board Room. Dave Jordan will demonstrate how a graphics accelerator card speeds up the computer for graphic intense applications. Computer users of all skill levels, as well as those thinking of buying a computer are welcome. Everyone present will be eligible for a door prize. For more information, contact Dave Peck at 485-7458. Wineries hold wine tasting The wineries of Redwood Valley invite the public to the seventh annual "A Taste of Redwood Valley" Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. This "once-a-year" open house tasting extravaganza will feature current releases, cellar samples and barrel tast- ings from the following participating wineries: Elizabeth Vineyards, Fife Vineyards, Frey Vineyards, Gabrielli Winery, Lolonis and Redwood Valley Cellars, (the tasting center where you can sample wines from several local wineries). "A Taste of Redwood Valley" will be held Father's Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at each individual winery. An easy to read Redwood Valley map will be supplied .to lead the public from one tasting destination to the next to enjoy the area's finest wines, music and food. In addition, Redwood valley winemakers will be on hand to welcome the public. A fee of $5 will admit one adult to "A Taste of Redwood Valley." Each paid admission will receive a complimentary wine glass and chances to win a number of prize drawings. For more information, call 485-0322. See COMMUNITY, Page 3

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