Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 10, 1998 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, June 10, 1998
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A-10—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1998 -i THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Wednesday, June 10,1998 POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. SUSPICIOUS MIND - Someone reported that electric wires had been cut and there were rubber gloves in a nearby trash container at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Court. It turned out a fuse needed to be reset. ASSAULT ARREST - An 11 -year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault at Yokayo School at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday. ARREST - Robin Rivera, 41, of Ukiah, was arrested at 8:55 p.m. Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence. NEIGHBOR PROBLEM - A woman called police at 6:18 p.m. Monday to talk to an officer about neighbors who allegedly fight all the time. The woman was counseled about her concerns. ATTEMPTED FRAUD - Rod's Shoes reported that someone tried to return some shoes that were purchased from the store, then accidentally left at Albertsons. BAD HAIR DAY - A woman reported her 10-year-old son ran away because he was mad about his haircut at around 5:42 p.m. Monday on East Perkins Street. SUSPICIOUS PERSON - A call of suspicious persons at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday on Waugh Lane turned out to be two men taking wood from a wood bin labeled "free wood." SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: ARREST - Molly Schafer, 31, of Ukiah, was arrested at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday on Sunset Drive on suspicion of making terrorist threats, willful cruelty and disobeying a court order after she allegedly threatened to harm another woman and her two children. ARREST - Robert James Barry, 36, of Ukiah, was arrested at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday on South Sate Street on suspicion of robbery. The Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 . Ldw* w tf» Jdwer to wld-Ste. Tbtftttttry. afternoon thunderstorms. Htahs In ttia lower to mtd-?0». „, ._., . •focb^«8»^|ft^^tatoy^vai^,-^ titt&%|#$fe etwwrigim StifarBay &« Stm<tay: Ai«4s «>f ceasjalfog^ixl lowcibutte nSnfy overtft* moufitatng ,,^^ i4 ,^,, „ „.,..- »,v,,^,, ,.,,, ,,,,,,.,.,.... „ , ^^ fft «^ 60s «rf to* In fte mounters and Oft Lows In if «*WBi to m SWimrKteh B»e mounta&w, in <ha 50s to the lowSr 60s elsewhere. "*"""'" ""'" a.ltl. ...i......4..............0.00 Water San Franclsoo...62/55 Santd Bflrt}ara..,.69/58 86(imRds«. y .. Ji « > fSfe4' _Jjl.£*»i*. ,tvi.-*t i / Lake Mendocino Storage 91,392 acre-feet Max allowed. 722,500 acre-feet Inflow 348 cfs Outflow 410 cfs SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 8:32 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:47 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 11:40 p.m. (Today) High tide: Missing (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY measured 6/10 In Ukiah Ozone .026 ppm (slate standard .09) Carbon Monoxide 2.0 ppm (201 Nitrogen Dioxide .011 ppm (.25) victim alleged Barry had stolen his fishing pole at knife point. 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. CORRECTIONS A person in a photo on Tuesday's People Page was misidentified. Erin Eidson, 12, was pictured with her parents, Maureen and Brad Eidson. The Ukiah Dally Journal reserves this space lo correct errors or make clarifications to news aril. cits. Significant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 4(8-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY: 8, 1, 2. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 6, Whirl Win. 2nd Place: 2, Lucky Star. 3rd Place: 4, Big Ben. Race time: 1:40.45. FANTASY 5: 12, 24, 25, 27, 31. ROAD PROJECTS Pot Coast road repair projects will mean delays The Daily Journal Construction to place a seal coat on Route 20 in Mendocino County from .5 mile east of the Route 1 Junction near Fort Bragg to 4.5 miles east, resumed on Monday. (A seal coat is a combination of asphalt and aggregates used to extend the life of the pavement.) Mendocino Construction Service of Willits is the contractor on this project. The Caltrans Resident Engineer is Chuck Secoy. Construction to repair potholes and place a seal coat on Route 1 is scheduled to begin on Thursday, weather permitting. Work will be performed from just north of Caspar at Jefferson Way to near the Route 1/20 junction in Fort Bragg. W. Jaxon Baker of Redding is the contractor on this project. The Caltrans Resident Engineer is Chuck Secoy. Work will be performed weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and motorists will be subject to delays of up to 20 minutes. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by the end of June. Construction workers will be in proximity to traffic; therefore, motorists are urged to use caution when driving near the work zone. Tribes Continued from PageA-1 explained. "Any tribe may sue the state in federal court if it believes the state has not negotiated in good faith. That's the way the statute ... was intended to work, to give the tribes a fair opportunity to negotiate." But Mark Macarro, chairman of the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, told Reno that's the very problem they face - having to shut down their machines to enter into negotiations, or sue. "Why do we have to shut down the machines that we're operating right now" just to get into negotiations with Wilson, he asked. "He's not allowed to do that. He should not be allowed to do that. We shouldn't have to do that." But afterward, Lanny J. Davis, a former White House attorney who now represents the tribes, tried to put a positive spin on the meeting. "The attorney general has asked us to go back to the governor and ask him to come to the table, for the first time to negotiate," he said. "We regard that as a significant development with the attorney general of the United States." If Wilson refuses, the tribes can seek their legal rights in court because the state has agreed to waive its sovereign immunity to lawsuits. "That was our understanding," Davis said. There was no immediate com- ment from the governor this morning. While the tribes got no assurances from Reno, Daniel Tucker, of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, said at least the tribes got a chance "to put faces" on their dispute with Wilson. "Now she understands," he said. But Priscilla Hunter, of the Coyote Valley Band of Porno Indians in Redwood Valley, was more optimistic about Reno's help before the meeting. "I feel that she is the person that is the head of this department, and if she hears what we're asking her to do, to come across with a remedy other than just court, I feel that she can do it." Sun Continued from Page A-l helping chaperone, said the rain doesn't keep her daughters indoors either. "They're pretty persistent," she said. "They've been in the tub a lot the last few weeks because of the mud pies." Most adults were reluctant to complain about the day's warm weather, but Yokayo students out for a midday romp were working up a sweat and quick to say so. "It's hot," said Grace Rodger, 10. But "it's better than rain," she added. Eloina Zapata, 10, who'd been splashing her face with water to keep cool, said it was hot, but "it's good because we get to go swimming." She noted the city pool is scheduled to open at the end of the week. Joel Watson, 10, said he was glad it wasn't raining. He'd been waiting for a long time to race his remote control pickup truck. But "now I'm kind of unglad because it's hot," he said. Rain Continued from Page A-l May's heavier rains, probably did not do "any additional damage" to county pear, apple and grape crops, Agricultural Commissioner Dave Bengston said. "If you looked close, you might see some little funguses you might not normally see." What the rain has helped produce is a bumper crop of snails, Bengston said. "There are a lot of them, a lot more than usual. I was stomping them in my garden last night as fast as I could." Pear growers keep telling Bengston this year's crop will be "just fine," he says. But Bengston is less optimistic. He still estimates the county's pear crop will be about 15 percent below normal. He expects the harvest will suffer some damage from pear scab, which he explains, occurs earlier in the growing season when rains are heavy and tem- peratures remain cool. This is different than blight, he points out, which occurs when heavy rain is followed by high temperatures. According to Bengston, county pear crops have escaped being ravaged by fire blight, although it has "exploded on crops growing in the Sacramento Valley." The cool temperatures that accompanied the last heavy rains were "a good thing for us," he said. "We kind of dodged the (fire blight) bullet." The harvest, Bengston said, won't become "an absolute disaster unless something happens like a big thunderstorm in July with hail." Instead, the cool temperatures appear to have slowed the entire growing season, he noted, pointing out the county's grapevines haven't bloomed yet. "We fared a lot better than agriculture in other places Continued from Page A-l comes to my attention, I'm going to go talk to somebody about it." He also said he believed that although there may be "some of those folks caught in the net, the net won't necessarily be cast to catch them." "I think that's the way this program has operated under Ron Caudillo recently," he said. Shoemaker may feel that his message has been sent, but 3rd District Supervisor John Pinches and 5th District Supervisor Charles Peterson - who voted against his new resolution - felt differently. "This has been going on for 30 years," Pinches said. "And 30 years is 29 years and 10 months too long. It has to stop. "When I first heard about marijuana," he said, "it was worth about $300 a pound. Since we got involved in eradication, it's gone up to $5,000 a pound. , . "If you get the money out of it," he said, "you don't have the enticement for youth." Pinches also talked about how when he was growing up in Laytonville, the local young people looked up to the resident deputy. Now he said, because of the pot wars, they "look at the deputy as an enemy." The money is a strong lure for other low-income rural residents, too, Pinches said. "I know people involved in the marijuana business right now that never thought about it five years ag'o. "Why? It's reached the price where they couldn't afford not to be involved in it." Pinches brought up the Prohibition era, too, saying he didn't around the state," he said. California's rice crop, he pointed out, is expected to be up to 40 percent below normal; the same holds true for the tomato crop. Smaller yields in grass crops such as alfalfa will impact Mendocino County agriculture indirectly, he said. By this time of the year, San Joaquin Valley farmers are normally cutting their third alfalfa crop, he said. But this year, "they're only making their first cut this month." That means higher prices for hay for cattle, sheep and horses. But there's a good side to the wet weather, too. "We have tons of food on our ranges," Bengston points out. "I've never seen the range grass this high." County agriculture has faced "rough and rocky times" courtesy of El Nino, "but we haven't suffered half as bad as some other areas of the state," Bengston said. think the country went the wrong way by repealing the anti-alcohol laws. At one point, Supervisor Delbar broke into testimony by an audience member on the toxicity of alcohol by saying: "If marijuana was legal and accessible, I'm sure you'll see the same magnitude of health problems as with alcohol." "Are you saying we should go out and arrest the vintners?" Pinches asked at that point. That same audience member, Patrick Burnstedt, continued by telling the board about a recent letter signed by 500 international statesmen saying that Prohibition on drugs has not worked. The signees, Burnstedt said, included "such well-known 'liberals'" as William F. Buckley, George Schultz and Milton Friedman. Burnstedt also brought up the issue of liability again. The County of Mendocino - not the state or the DBA or any other agency involved in marijuana eradication - is fully liable for any damages resulting from the program. Pinches agreed that liability was a problem. "Sooner or later we're going to lose one of the helicopters," he said. "I just hope it don't bum up 10,000 acres of redwood forest, and we have to pay for that, too." Pinches said this would probably be "the last time I'll be speaking on this issue in public," referring to his announced retirement from public life. "I think it'll come around, though," he said. "There's a lot of people I've talked to in the last few years that I've opened up their eyes." ; Pinches also addressed those: that say that since marijuana i§ considered illegal under federal law, change should be pursued af the federal level, not pursued by the counties. ,; "This is the only forum I've got my hands on," he said. "And when you say, Talk to a state or federal official,' what they all say is that change is going to have to come from the bottom up." 1 Pinches said that his support for the legalization of marijuana doesn't mean he supports the use of marijuana. "But we can't deal with it fairly," he concluded, "as long as its price is higher than gold." The Board of Supervisors also agreed Tuesday to accept $60,000 from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, to supplement the monies from the state OCJP. "I've got the check right here," Sheriff Jim Tuso told the board. '"They drove up two weeks ago, and dropped off $60,000.1 haven't cashed it yet." After some comments about the federal government just dropping off money - "God help us if we need $5,000 or $10,000 for our kids or senior citizens," Pinches said - the board voted 32 to accept the money. That money will be used to pay overtime salaries for deputy sheriffs and reserve law enforcement officers, as well as operating costs for COMMET. Riggs Continued from Page A-l the "eco-terrorists" just happened to be in town for another event, so could make it at the last minute. Although it was not present, Earth First! issued a written statement condemning the hearing and Riggs' effort to "vilify environmental activists." "Riggs and his pro-industry supporters have tried repeatedly to muddy the waters of real environmental debate by using the specter of 'eco-terrorism' to undermine the growing appeal and success of the environmental movement," it said. Other witnesses backed Riggs' claim that environmental activism is becoming criminal. Ron Arnold.Xxecutive vice president of a Bellevue, Wash., group called the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, charged that members of his group "have routinely contacted our headquarters to report crimes committed against them of a type we have come to call eco-terrorism, that is, a crime committed to save nature." But "Earth First!" questioned his motives, quoting Arnold as having once said, "Our goal is to destroy, to eradicate the environmental movement." McCollum said he did not expect the subcommittee will do anything to deal with eco-terrorism in this Congress. But he indicated he was interested in pursuing legislation, "I think there is evidence from this hearing today there's certainly interstate criminal enterprises going on...involving eco-terrorism," he said. Riggs, a former sheriffs deputy, said environmental groups "clearly operate across state lines" through the Internet and other means, and that the federal government could use new authority to pursue them. "I think there's a very real need for intelligence gathering and intelligence sharing across jurisdictional lines, and that might be an appropriate way" for the federal government to respond, Riggs said. NOYO THEATRE •WlllllS- 159-NOVO (6696| SPECIALTY FILM SERIES THIS WEEK DANGE10US BEAUTY (R)AT7:OOPM The Horse Whisperer (Pft-tt) BULWORTH DAILY: 6:30 (R) GODZILLA w&w The Truman Show SAT-SUN: 12:10 •_ DAILY: 2:30, 5:00,7:20,9:45 Ha A Perfect Murder SAT-SUN: 12:00 DAILY: 2:20, 4:45,7:10,9:30 HOPE FLOATS SAT-SUN: 12:15 DAILY: 2:40, 5:10,7:30, 9:55 GODZILLA SAT-SUN: 12:45 DAILY: 3:45, 7:00,9:50 SAT-SUN: 1:00 DAILY: 4:30. 8:00 DEEP IMPACT DAILY: 4:15, 6:50,9:35 AIMMHBOB SAT-SUN: 12:30 FBI, MON-THUR: 2:15

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