Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 11, 1998 · Page 10
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A-10— THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1998 Daily t <tr*. THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Thursday, June 11,1998 OBITUARIES Miriam A. McMahan Funeral services for Miriam A. McMahan will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Eversole Mortuary. Interment will be in Ukiah ceme- lory. Mrs. McMahan died Wednesday, June 10, 1998. She was 88. Born March 8, 1910, in Auckland, New Zealand, she came to the United States when she was 10 years old. Mrs. McMahan is a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, the British naval officer who led the famous 18th century mutiny aboard M.M.S. Bounty. She married Arthur McMahan in 1929 and had resided in Ukiah for the past 25 years. Mrs. McMahan is survived by her children Archie McMahan of Ukiah. Phyllis Loehr and Jean Brown of Redwood Valley, Doris Johnston and Eunice Cleary of Tucson, Ariz, and Arthur J. McMahan of McMinville, Ore.; 27 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. McMahan was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in May 1984. Those arrested by law enforcement officers are innocent until proven guilty. People reported as having been arrested may contact the Daily 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. ROAD REPORTS The contractor constructing off-site improvements for Safeway will be sandblasting the existing street striping and re-striping on Gobbi Street between Main Street and South State Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12 and will be finished by 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13. ffaste&pit «**#$ showers and thunderstormHien Nt%t Paftfy Cloudy with.ft slight chance of aftfemoon UKIAH TEMPERATURES RAINFALL watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 Lake Mendocino Storage: ............. 91,356 acre-feet Max allowed ...... 122,500 acre-feet Sdntd 6«rt)afS....74/55 Inflow .............. 351 cfs Outflow.' ........... 410 cfs AIR QUALITY measured 6/11 In Ukiah Ozone .037 ppm (slate standard .09) Carbon Monoxide 1.0 ppm (SO) Nitrogen Dioxide .009 ppm (.25) SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 8:33 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:47 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 1:51 p.m. (Today) High tide: 12:18 a.m. (Tomorrow) CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal nscrvu this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news article?. 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: 1,7,0. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 4, Big Ben. 2nd Place: 1, Gold Rush. 3rd Place: 10, Solid Gold. Race time: 1:40.74. FANTASY 5: 06, 12, 19, 26, 35. LOTTO: No ticket matched all six numbers drawn in Wednesday's lottery worth about $4 million.The winning numbers were — 16, 31, 35, 36, 40 and 49. U.S. timber programs way in the red By CURT ANDERSON taken from the land, but also the Chief Mike Dombeck for begin- DISTINGUISHED GRADS Seen as they look today are Ukiah High grads Charley Myers, Class of 1954 (at left) and Larry Miller, Class of 1950. The two men will be honored at this year's Ukiahi graduation ceremonies. Round Valley Indian housing group gets grant The Daily Journal ROUND VALLEY - The Round Valley Indian Housing Authority will receive a $5,000 grant from the Eagle Staff Fund of the First Nations Development Institute. The grant will provide partial funding for a consultant to help the Housing Authority's board get maximum returns from Indian Housing Block Grant fund investments. The board feels confident it can double its resources through this strategy, Chairman Clifford Sloan said. "The board of commissioners is very excited (about) this grant," Sloan said. "This strategy will allow us to do more...build more houses or make houses more affordable rebuild and improve more of our existing homes. "We want to thank the Eagle Staff Fund on behalf of all our people who have suffered from the lack of quality affordable housing for so long," he said. The Round Valley Indian Housing Authority is part of the Round Valley Tribes. Its mission is to create affordable housing- opportunities for life for low- and moderate-income tribal members, Sloan said. The First Nations Development Institute is a Native American economic development organization based in Fredericksburg, Va. Its mission it is to work with tribes and communities to help them create self-reliant, native- controlled economies. Their focus is on assets and the ways tribes and communities can control, create, leverage and retain funds. In January, at a special awards dinner in Phoenix, Ariz., the board of commissioners of the Round Valley Indian Housing Authority received a "Certificate of Recognition" from the SW Office of Native American Programs. A letter accompanying the certificate stated in part: "The award is given in recognition of the support that the board of commissioners has provided continuously throughout its tenure to the HUD housing program. Outstanding support was shown by the professional business approach the board employed in addressing a multitude of difficult management problems confronting the Housing Authority. Housing board members include Clifford Sloan, Cynthia O'Ferrall, Wanda Want, Caliesta Hart and Elaine Jordan. Delma Eyle and Thelma Pallard represent Coyote Valley on the board. By CURT ANDERSON AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON — The unprecedented loss of more than $88 million in timber sales is partly due to Forest Service mismanagement, and not just a new accounting system that includes cost of road construction, House Republicans charged today. Rep. Bob Smith, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said at a hearing on the new timber sales report that while revenues dropped 59 percent frorn 1989 to 1996, Forest Service overhead increased by 46 percent. "It is becoming clear, at least to me, that the reason the timber program is failing is because the Forest Service bureaucracy is bleeding it dry," said Smith, R- Ore., who is introducing a bill aimed at requiring greater accountability. Jim Lyons, undersecretary for natural resources and the environment at the Agriculture Department, said the Forest Service's decision to count upfront costs of roads for the first time accounted for $51.4 million of the $88.6 million loss. Most of • the rest, he said, came from sales through practices aimed at improving health of the 192 million acres of national forests. "The true measure of the forest management program is not simply the volume of timber taken from the land, but also the health of the forests left behind," Lyons said. Environmental groups were gratified that the Forest Service has finally begun counting the road costs upfront instead of defraying them over decades. "This is an historic moment," said Dan Beard, senior vice president for the National Audubon Society. "They've always juggled the numbers. They've always denied the timber program lost money. This is the first time the true profit and loss has been laid out." The accounting change was the major factor in a timber sale loss that jumped from $15 million in 1996 to $88.6 million last year, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press. The report comes as the Clinton administration, buoyed by environmental allies, moves the Forest Service slowly away from its traditional policy of rating logging as the paramount mission of the national forests. National forests account for only about 5 percent of the nation's logging, but because they are public lands they provoke fierce debate,about proper uses between often divergent interests such as timber companies, hunters and environmental groups. Beard credited Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck for beginning to change the culture of the agency from one aimed at maxK mizing timber profits to one; placing greater value on overalt forest health and multiple use. 'In a memo accompanying the] report, Dombeck said current timber harvest levels have' dropped from 12 billion board,' feet in the 1980s to about 4 bil-:: lion board feet in 1997. Standing, timber is sold to companies, which then cut and market the, wood. : No one expects timber pro-: duction in national forests to end; completely, and some cutting is- necessary to promote health of older trees, guard against insects and disease and protect against raging fires. But Dombeck said damaging practices such as clear-cutting forests will dwindle. "It is our firm belief that the long-term benefits provided to society ... (such) as clean water, abundant fish and wildlife habitats, diverse recreational values ... will far outweigh any short- term losses in financial profitability," Dombeck wrote. Barry Polsky, spokesman for the American Forest and Paper Association, called the accounting change a "radical departure" from accepted principles. He said the report will serve groups that want timber cutting banned in national forests. Report: Teens to admit guilt in hacker case Streets Continued from PageA-1 crete roadbeds are repaired by injecting flowable concrete grout into the voids under the pavement, which lift the street's low points. The surface pavement is then milled to remove the high points in the slab sections. This kind of repair, called "mud jacking" has been used for many years by state highway departments, Kennedy said. But now a new system is replacing traditional mud jacking. The system, patented by Ure- tek USA, consists of injecting special formulated high-density polyurethane into the voids instead of concrete grout. Originally developed in Finland, the polyurethane formula has become the material of choice for lifting and undersealing concrete in Europe and is now being utilized by Caltrans, according to a report presented to the City Council. Caltrans is finding the urethane seal lasts significantly longer than the standard 18- month lifespan of concrete grout, Kennedy said. In fact "there are reports of the urethane lasting for 18 years in Europe." The high- density foam also is considered environmentally safe, while concrete grout "has the potential for polluting water...and aquifers." The city hopes to repair all four lanes of North State Street, excluding parking lanes, from Henry Street to Low Gap Road, Kennedy said. But the cost of the project is almost twice the amount the city has available. Nonetheless, the council conditionally approved the project, Kennedy said. "We need additional funds. When (the council) looks at the budget (later this month) hopefully they will allocate more money. We'll know more July 1." Some $60,000 was budgeted two years ago for the project based on discussions with representatives of Uretek USA, Kennedy said. At that time, the scope of the work was limited to the injection of the urethane mixture-only. Now, however, Uretek is recommending milling some of the high spots that can't be corrected with the sealing, and lifting the concrete slabs by injecting the mix only at slab joints. Horsley has identified two possible sources of additional funding for the project: $22,000 in undesignated gas tax funds and $38,000 from a special general fund reserve. If the project is fully funded the work will be preformed at night over a two-week period, Kennedy said. The project could be completed before the end of July. Kennedy added the city has recently learned it has won federal funding to upgrade traffic signals and reconfigure the intersection at South State and Gobbi streets. The project will cost an estimated $212,000. It will be funded next year. Future plans call for traffic signal modification at the intersection of North State Street with Low Gap Road and Brush Street. Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Two Sonoma County teen-agers will plead guilty to federal charges of hacking into Pentagon computer systems, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today. The FBI seized the Cloverdale youths' computers during a raid of their homes on Feb. 25. The duo — nicknamed Makaveli, 16, and TooShort, 15 — are suspected of breaking into computers at universities, government agencies and military bases. The terms of the guilty plea agreement are still being negotiated, after a meeting between attorneys for the youths and federal officials on June 4. Neither youth is expected to serve time in custody, sources close to the case told the Chronicle. Ed Pliska, attorney for one of the youths, declined to talk about the case. FBI spokesman George Grotz also refused to comment, saying that all matters related to juveniles are under seal by the court. The youths were never formally arrested in the FBI investigation, which became public in late February. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre announced then that hackers had broken into unclassified military computers in what he called "the most organized and systematic attack" to date on Pentagon systems. A hacker who identified himself as Analyzer and described himself as Makaveli's mentor allegedly defaced the Web site of NetDex Internet Services, a Santa Rosa firm that tipped the FBI to the teenagers. A joint FBI-Israeli investigation led to the March 18 arrest of Analyzer, who was identified as Ehud Tenenbaum, an 18-year- old Israeli. Tenenbaum is currently under house arrest there as part of an Israeli government investigation. UKIAH 6 VltllulU tigniturraui Jury Continued from Page.A-1 of the California Forensic Medical Group employee and written medical records and between the oral testimony of psychiatric unit's statements and the CFMG employee's statements. The report also notes the nine- member PHF Quality Improvement Committee didn't discuss the issue and how to prevent further suicides until four months after Dunlap's death. Dunlap's suicide was followed a year later by a young man who also had a history of mental illness. Neither the director of Mental Health nor Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Kevin Broin could be reached for comment this morning. 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