Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 5, 1998 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 5, 1998
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A-2—FRI., JUNE 5-SAT., JUNE 6, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press Air traffic controllers face retraining after near collisions WASHINGTON — Federal officials ordered retraining for 10,000 air traffic controllers nationwide after two planes avoided colliding by just 20 feet over New York's La Guardia Airport in April. In calling for a refresher course, Federal Aviation Administration officials also expressed concern about a general increase in such incidents across the country. A May 12 FAA memo pointed to increasing errors by controllers who handle final approaches, landings and departures of aircraft. About 10,000 of the government's 18,000 civilian air traffic controllers have that job. The FAA memo noted that nationwide increases of 19 percent in operational errors and 49 percent in surface errors "clearly indicate a need for increased emphasis in this area." The FAA is giving the 10,000 controllers until the end of the month to complete a two-hour course that touches on key elements of handling takeoffs and landings, FAA spokesman Eliot Brenner said Thursday. Controllers already have begun the retraining sessions, which include watching videos and reviewing manuals, to prepare them for handling similar situations. "Anytime there is an error with aircraft coming too close together we investigate it to find what we can learn from it," Brenner said. "Our core concern is safety and that's why we're asking for the refresher training for controllers who handle the landing and takeoff of aircraft." sentencing fell to Matsch, who under law could impose no more than the sentence he did. The judge didn't just impose a sentence. As Nichols sat without visible emotion, Matsch called him an "enemy of the Constitution" and ridiculed the bombing plot as a vain attempt to throw the nation into chaos. Lawmen have survivalists cornered in Utah canyon BLUFF, Utah — In a scene reminiscent of the Wild West, authorities said two survivalists suspected of killing one lawman and wounding two others had been cornered today in a canyon in the Utah wilderness. A third suspect was dead, apparently after shooting himself and leaving pipe bombs attached to his body. Scores of law-enforcement officers, including National Guard troops and SWAT teams, have converged on southeast Utah, not far from the Four Corners area where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used to hide from posses led by Pinkerton detectives. The manhunt began last Friday in Colorado, after police officer Dale Claxton, 45, was slain in a barrage of gunfire in Cortez, 50 miles east of here. Searchers found nothing but a pair of tracks until Thursday. That's when Kelly Bradford, a San Juan County sheriff's deputy, was shot as he checked a report that a camouflage-clad gunman had fired at a social worker. Bradford, 35, was in serious condition at a Colorado hospital. Nichols sentenced to life without possibility of parole DENVER — Terry Nichols, the quiet, bespectacled man convicted of plotting the Oklahoma City bombing that ended 168 lives and shattered a nation's sense of security, will never get out of prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch made the declaration Thursday as he sentenced the 43-year- old Nichols to life behind bars without the possibility of parole, a penalty embraced reluctantly by survivors of the deadliest act of terrorism ever within the country's borders. "There's no joy, but there is some justice being served," said Roy Sells, whose wife died in the bombing. An appeal was immediately promised by defense attorneys, but Nichols for now is headed for a federal prison — perhaps even the Colorado lockup where convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is appealing his death sentence. Nichols was convicted Dec. 23 of conspiracy and eight involuntary manslaughter counts, one for each federal agent killed in the blast on April 19, 1995. He was acquitted of murder and weapons offenses. The jury deadlocked over whether to give him the death penalty on the conspiracy conviction, so School shootings may lead to more calls for gun control PHILADELPHIA — Some of the century's most infamous crimes have led to new gun-control laws. Gang shootings and an assassination attempt against President Roosevelt in 1934 moved Congress to restrict machine guns. The assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King fueled laws against cheap, imported "Saturday Night Specials" in 1968. President Bush barred imported assault weapons in 1989 after a man killed five children with an AK-47 at a California playground. Now, gun-control advocates sense an opportunity after recent school shootings in small-town America — Pearl, Miss., Jonesboro, Ark., West Paducah, Ky., Springfield, Ore., and at a school dance in Edinboro, Pa. That has the National Rifle Association, gathering today in Philadelphia for the start of its annual meeting, girding for another battle. "In the wake, of a tragedy, it seems there are always some who spring forth and grab a headline with the quick, easy legislative answer," NRA spokesman Bill Powers said. "And, quite frankly, the problem of troubled youth and violence is a problem that's not addressed by the quick, easy legislative answer." I I I I I I 'The Country's Best Yogurt "TCBVTreats •c COUPON EXP. 6-10-98 Single Cake or SugarCone 75 Sfiectei Reg. $1.49 All SIZE CUPS a DISHES 50 Of! 7 DAYS 11AM-10PM FROZEN YOGURT • ICE CREAM GOLDEN GATE SHELL 1105 Airport Park Blvd.,Ukiah 462-9680 PETS OF THE WEEK Julia OrphmiTh* Dally Journal Charts (aka Ginger) is a 12-week-old Kelpie/chocolate Lab-mix (left). She is gold-colored with white markings and has had the first of her puppy shots. Charis is very sweet and takes the disposition of the Labrador side of her mix; she is loving toward people, and has a mellow temperament. April Fool will be in your heart every month of the year. His outgoing and affectionate personality will undoubtedly win you over at first sight. April Fool is a 5-month-old spaniel/Australian shepherd-mix who loves to be around people, especially children. He is already neutered and is current on his vaccinations. Both Charis and April Fool will be at the Pet Faire at Rainbow Agricultural Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., along with many other happy cats and dogs - so stop by to say hello. Motorola to lay off 15,000 workers Associated Press CHICAGO — Hoping to reverse its dramatic decline over the past three years, Motorola will cut 15,000 jobs and trim its electronics manufacturing business in hopes of saving $750 million each year. Acknowledging that the company failed to meet its expectations of better sales growth and profits this year, Motorola President Robert Growney said it was "clearly time" to speed up its overhaul plan. Motorola's second-quarter earnings are expected to fall well below analysts' forecasts. In the first quarter, net income fell to $180 million from $325 million a year ago. Officials attributed the lagging fortunes to shrinking demand and global pricing pressure because of the economic crisis in Asia. Other U.S. high- tech companies have also been hurt by the Asian economic slump. Motorola, based in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, has about 150,000 employees worldwide. The 10 percent cut will come through attrition and lay- BLACK" sAST CASINO 1 100 Kawi Place, Willits • 459-7330 $3.OO MATCH PLAY VALID ONLY ON LUCKY TAB II MACHINES Redeem with cashier or floor runner (One per customer per day) Valid through June 30th, 1998 offs, company spokesman David' Rudd said Thursday. Motorola chief executive! Christopher Galvin said consoli- • dation will take place throughout ^ the company, with emphasis on' semiconductor products and messaging, information and; media segments. • Motorola has seen its fortunes drop since 1995. NewtoUkiaii ALL ITEMS $1 EACH $ GRADUATION & FATHER'S D ARE COMING SOON! WE HAVE: Party Supplies • Gift items •Balloons • and Much More! CONE SHOP US TODAY! New Items Weekly! $ ustomeriSignaturei, , • Floor Manager Signature J» DOLLAR WORLD Raley's Shopping Center 1395-A No. StateSt. 463-8455 Redwood Riders again Thanks the many sponsors and volunteers of the Redwood Valley Black Bart Parade for their past and continuing support. There are others who's name we may not list but we have not forgotten their generosity. This years parade will be held June 27th at 11:00 in downtown Redwood Valley. Pick up an entry at your local feed or tack store or for additional information call Jessie 485-0487 or Kelly 485-0647. Dong and DcAnne Cannon-Valley Video The Brodoskis-DFM Car Stereo and . Teressa and Randy Cooper- Cooper and Sons Trucking Rex and Vi Mlnton- Horseshoeing and Training Channel Three of Ukiah Redwood Valley Shopping Center Ken and Teressa Oster Charlotte Campbell Rainbow Ag. Gilbert and Mary Mossle Ukiah Timber Products Jim and Barbara McCnlloach Gloria and Arnold Ford Marios Restaurant Club Calpella Mendocino Construction Jeri Thnrkow-Maln Street News School Way Bakery Mendocino Roofing Rudy Light, Ph.D. Rnbio Electric Kohn Properties Howard Arnold Bine Ribbon Pets Dee and Bob Rnnnings-The Tack Room Sanky Signs Mike Taaning McGehee Equipment Without the continued support from sponsors and volunteers this parade would not be able to continue. Thank you very much John Acuff Jane Crook Frank and Jndy Dntra-Dutra Tracking, Mendo. Cost. Barbara Rlley Dave Webb Kelly Boesel Swinging Tails Horse Ranch Kenny and Jannet West Nadlne and Susan Boer Vickie Draper Mike Delbar Bob Keys Dick Coolidge Don Anderson Construction Pam and Richard Resplni- 3R Coin Laundries Jim York Sheri Clark Vic's Tavern Taylor's Tavern Broiler Steakhouse Don Finch-Savings Bank of Mendo. Co. Jane Leonard Jenny Thompson Jessie Neece RayHoyt Jason MacKenszle The Thompson Family-Valley Paving P^P At Your Service Nab numbers 468-3500,468-0123 Circulation Number 468-3533 Classified Numbers 468-3535,468-3536 Legal/Classified Advertising 468-3529 Dennis Wilson-Publisher 468-3500 K.C. Meadows-Editor 468-3526 Ray HamiU-Sports Editor 468-3518 Lois O'Rourke-Community News & Features Editor 468-3522 Barbara Vasconcellos Chief Photographer 468-3538 Janet Noe-Advertising Director 468-3510 Eddie Sequeira-Advertising 468-3509 Gail Walker-Advertising 468-3512 Joe Chavez-Advertising 468-3513 Victoria Hamblet-Advertlsing 468-3514 Sarah Sutherland-Adv. Asst. & NIE Coordinator 468-3528 Vic Martinez-Production Manager ..468-3515 Yvonne Bell-Office Manager 468-3506 Ken Bohl-Circulation Manager .468-3532 UDJ Web site E-mail The Dally Journal Is printed on at least 25 percent recycled newsprint. Low rub Ink is also used. Complete the loop and recycle your newspaper. <flHMfll.-l.l5lM 526$. Stab St. • P.O. Bex 1410 Ukiah, California 95482 J.I2SHI! 2400 N. STATE ST., UKIAH > 462-2900 Sharin' Stitches & Strokes 462-7397 - HOCLAND . SHOKAAVAH CASINO Ukiah Valley Medical Center •vrVdventist Health jrtT^r^. KEN FOWLLK AUTO CENTER The Ucul IJruB Sturt In 'IXjw Ukiah Main Store 462-9711 • Pharmacy 462-9751 The Ukiah Daily Journal is proud to be part of the Newspapers In Education Program, along with these NIE sponsors. Jc m Ukiah Daily 'ournal Publication «(USPS-646-920). Published Daily except Saturday by Ukiah Daily Journal at 590 S. School St., Ukiah, Mendocino County, Calif. Phone: (707) 468-3500. Court Decree No. 9267 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ukiah, CA -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $ 8.50 Motor Route $ 9.00 Mail in Mendocino County...$12.00 Mail Outside the County $14.00 All prices include 7 tf% California State sales tax. Motor Route and Mail Delivery must be paid in advance. Ukiah Dally Journal is not responsible for advance payment made payable to carriers. Payments in advance should be mailed directly to the Ukiah Daily Journal. Your newspaper should' be delivered before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and belore 7 a.m. Sunday. There is no delivery on Saturday. To report a .missed newspaper, call the Circulation. Department between 5. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between 7 and 9. a.m. Sunday. Save time. Dial direct (707) 468-3533.. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Ukiah Dally Journal, Post Otlice Box 749, Ukiah California BS482. Business Hours 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CLOSEP CLOSED Won. thru Fri Saturday Sunday Circulation hours 8 a.m. • 6:30 p.m. CLOSED 7 a.m. • 9 am

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