Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 8
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 8

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 14, 1998
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A-8— SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Daily Digest Sunday, June 14,1998 OBITUARIES Vivien Rose Duncan Funeral services will be held Monday, June 15 at 3 p.m. for Vivien "Rosie" Duncan at the Mt. Tabor Monastery, 17001 Tomki Rd. Father Joseph will officiate at the funeral service which will be followed by interment at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. A visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. will precede services. Mrs. Duncan was bom on Aug. 16, 1936 in Covelo, and died Friday, June 12, 1998, in Ukiah at the age of 61. She was a homemaker, and in later years, worked with developmentally handicapped children. It is suggested that donations be made to the Milo Foundation (Animal Rescue of Mendocino County). Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Maria Esther DeMata Funeral services for Maria Esther DeMata will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church. The 66-year-old Ukiah resident died on Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Born on April 4, 1932 in Mexico, DeMata was a homemaker. There will be a visitation today from 1 to 6 p.m. and a rosary for her is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. - both at Eversole Mortuary. DeMata is survived by her husband, Francisco Mata of Ukiah, and 10 children: Daughter, Carmen Vega of Imperial Valley; sons, Francisco Mata, Javier Mata and Rafael Mata, all of Ukiah; daughters, Leticia Gonzales of Hopland and Esperanza Verduzco, Martha Valen- 7.uela, Maria Elena Cervantes, Josefa Guzman, and Patricia Mejia, all of Ukiah; 43 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A graveside service is set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ukiah cemetery. Eversole 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. DUI ARREST - Willie Wayne Miles, 53, of Ukiah, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of N. State Street on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was cited and released. THEFT, BURGLARY, FORGERY ARREST - Benjamin Norvell, 18, of Willits, was arrested at 5:28 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of S. Orchard Avenue on suspicion of petty theft, burglary, forgery, and possession of fictitious bills or checks, and he was booked into the county jail. 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. WEATHER YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 : Sunday: Areas of fco&tti morning tow douds and fog clearing to me ocfcan by midday, 6tttorwl8<j iunrty. Warm inland, Sunday nfgm: Patchy coastal tew cJouds and log, otherwise dear, Monday: Mc»lly surmy and warm excapl for increasing cteuds fn tfw* far north. Lows Sn Jhft 50s to the mid-603. Highs Upptif 80S And 90s. m)#i/Low/Hteh" Bftottralte-Wffllte; 70/42/72. UWah: 76/48/80. Fort Bragg: 64/49/66. tu!fc&ftY>fHUR8t>AY: Mcslty clear exeepl for coastal fog smrtaw ctoud* spreading locally inland during night s.Hlghaiffttleeos. LDWS mostly in !ha SOS, UKIAH TEMPERATURES , ....... ;,.,.,78/S6 .v.....~.w. .............. 81/56 last year 6/12,...^.,., ..... tl/46 '"" .,....*.» ...... 09/84 AAWfttU, As of S p.rrt, Sat ....... . ........ O.oo Season te 6/t3 ...„-. ........ .64.46 Las! year (b 6/13 * ......... ..39.05 {Ramfalf season starts Juiyl) Sart Francisco ...65/55 Sarfe Barbara....70/S1 SatttuisOb&p6 n&Z : Santa Rof»........?4/s& SanRafae? ........ nm Vaflejo., ........... 76/51 Water STORAGE: Not available SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 8:34 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:48 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 4:02 p.m. (Today) High tide: 2:39 a.m. (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY Office closed for the weekend. FIRE AND RESCUE URIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDICAL AID • Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 400 block of Pomolita Drive at 9:06 a.m. Friday. A 94-year-old woman with weakness in her left leg was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 100 block of Brush Street at 10:25 a.m. Friday. A woman feeling weak was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 600 block of S. Orchard Avenue at 2:20 p.m. Friday. A 4-year-old boy having seizures was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 1700 block of Lockwood Drive at 4:11 p.m. Friday. A 93-year-old woman was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 400 block of E. Gobbi Street at 4:32 p.m. Friday. A 77-year-old woman with a possible stroke was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. DUMPSTER FIRE - Firefighters responded to a fire call in the 600 block of S. State Street at 6:17 p.m. Friday. The dumpster fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 1100 block of Mulberry Street at 12:40 a.m. Saturday. A 40-year- old woman with abdominal pain was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. ROAD REPORTS TREE TRIMMING - Caltrans will be trimming trees between Monday, June 15 and June 30 along Highway 1 just north of Rockport to near Cottoneva Creek Bridge up to the Highway 101 junction near Leggett and along Highway 128 just west of the Highway 253 junction near Boonville. One-way traffic will be in effect during the weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. as a result of the work, Caltrans says, and people can expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Maintenance workers will be in close proximity to moving traffic, so Caltrans is urging motorists to use caution when driving near the work zones. 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, 468-3S26. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY: 1, 4, 2. FANTASY 5: 02, 06, 15, 18, 37. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 10. Solid Gold. 2nd Place: 5, California Classic. 3rd Place: 8, Gorgeous George. Race time: 1:42.73. LOTTO: 6, 11, 15, 20, 39 and 51 for an estimated jackpot of $9 million. Parole Speedway hosts canned food drive Continued from Page A-l wood Valley trailer owned by Mayfield's brother. Snyder stayed with Bridget at the trailer on the night of Sunday, March 10, 1985, and on Monday went to work at Dakota Paving, a Talmage business operated by Snyder's father. Snyder returned to the trailer after work, and he and Bridget went to sleep sometime before midnight. In the months before the murder, Mayfield had sometimes told his roommate, Dave Telem- chuk, that he was going to "get Mark." But Telemchuk was Snyder's friend and objected to his idea. However, on the night of March 11, Telemchuk arrived home about midnight and found Mayfield, who had been drinking beer and whiskey and had also consumed methamphetamine. Mayfield offered whiskey to Telemchuk, and the two men finished a half pint. At Mayfield's suggestion, the two men drove in Mayfield's truck to the Short Stop in Willits and purchased another bottle of whiskey. Mayfield suggested a Hearings drive and Telemchuk agreed on the conditions that they not drive to Bridget's trailer. But when they got to Redwood Valley, Mayfield turned into the trailer's driveway and drove to where Snyder's truck was parked. Telemchuk again objected and Mayfield agreed to leave. However, he first backed into Snyder's truck, then drove forward and backed into the truck again. The two men took a roundabout route back to Willits arriving home about 3:30 a.m. After Telemchuk had fallen sleep, Mayfield loaded his .357 magnum revolver with five rounds. Just one or two days previously, Telemchuk had unloaded the gun after getting in a Fight with Mayfield who had tried to pull the weapon on Telemchuk. Taking the loaded gun with him, Mayfield drove back to the trailer where Bridget and Snyder were sleeping. Once there, he put the gun in his belt and let the air out of two of Snyder's truck tires to disabled it. Mayfield next went to the rear of the trailer and rolled an empty propane tank over to the living room window. Balancing himself on the tank, he was able to lift out an entire glass panel of the window and climbed through the window. He went into one bedroom and then into the bedroom were the couple was sleeping. Mayfield said something like, "Hey," and Snyder and Bridget both sat upright. Snyder had a pistol on a nightstand, but whether he ever reached for it is unclear, the Justice Department says. Mayfield jumped on top of Snyder who was able to kick him off. Mayfield landed in a squatting position, rose to a standing position, and pulled his .357. Bridget told the first officer on the scene, Mayfield then said, "How would you like to get shot?" before shooting Snyder through the throat and mortally wounding him. After the shooting, Mayfield drove back to his residence in Willits disposing of the revolver along the way. Telemchuk refused to drive him from the area, and Mayfield eventually submitted to arrest. Continued from Page A-l Rick Fernandez, 24, of Calpella; Keith Pruitt, 25, of Ukiah; and Christopher McCoy, 18, of Ukiah, have been charged with killing Louis Pearson, 44, on May 5. McCoy also is known as Bear Wright. Pearson's death may be related to a drug deal rather than a gay hate crime, sources say. Sheriff's detectives admit that is "a possibility," but aren't saying whether drugs were found at the crime scene. Speculation that Pearson's death might have been a gay hate crime stemmed from the fact the Aptos man was in the Ukiah area that weekend attending a gay retreat. Detectives say Pearson may also have been robbed; several items apparent- ly had been taken from his body. Pearson's body was discovered at the bottom of an embankment below his 1983 maroon Honda, which was parked off a turnout leading to a vineyard road. The turnout is a popular party place and the area residents are used to chasing off teenagers who drink and neck in their cars. Quarry The Daily Journal Ukiah Speedway is hoping to help provide more canned food for the Food Bank. The Ukiah Community Center Food Bank needs assistance in providing non-perishable food for their program. All non-perishable Continued from Page A-l sioner John McCowen said, "I've driven over the bridge hundreds of times and never knew the quarry was there." Several others voiced similar comments. Joan Curry, formerly a member of the Mendocino Historic Review Board, disagreed that the quarry was invisible. She said every morning she walks on the headlands and sees the quarry. She suggested the commissioners go out and look back at the view from the headlands. Georgia-Pacific, who owns the quarry, is entitled to take up to 10,000 cubic yards per year from the site. For the past five years, the average has been 3,000 to 4,000 yards taken, according to G-P's Tom Ray. He said he does not see that amount increasing. The total amount of rock to be extracted from the quarry granted in Pyorre's request includes G-P's extraction. It was suggested at the meeting that Pyorre increase his requested 10,000 yards but it was not possible to do that at this hearing, it must be done through a new application and a hearing with public notification. items are acceptable, although the most needed is spaghetti sauce, canned green vegetables, peanut butter and pork 'n' beans. The fans, sponsors and advertisers of Ukiah Speedway have been very supportive when it comes to providing for those that are less fortitnate. Ukiah Speedway will offer $1 off per ticket, for the July 25, races, when each person provides one of these items. Ukiah Speedway's races are Saturday nights now through October. Grads Continued from Page A-l graduates were "well prepared for a productive adulthood." During the ceremony not only were the graduates recognized, but also eight educators were also honored by the Class of '98: Dwight Cawthon, Kati Pettrone, John Chocholak, Ed Schweitzer, Milestone Bette Hartnett, Tonya Sparkes, Christian Lapotre and Bob Taylor. Additionally, this year for the first time two UHS alumni were also singled out for Distinguished Graduate awards: Larry Miller, from the Class of 1950, and Charley Myers, from the Class of 1954. Graduation well wishers carried bunches of purple, yellow and other brightly colored balloons, flowers, gifts and even flower leis to put around the necks of the graduates at the end of the ceremony when picture taking and even some celebratory dancing took place down on the field. Continued from Page A-l gram because they were physically incapable of attending regular school. But the Smalls didn't find out fractious youth also were eligible for the program until a couple of years ago. Johnny shaped up quickly with the one-on-one attention he got at home, according to Phil Sees, the head of the Court/Community Schools, of which the Mobile Transition Program is a subdivision. "There was an incredible turnaround for him," he said. Sees said Johnny couldn't read well when he started, but once his trust in the teacher was established, he was able to catch up in that and all his other subjects. "It's amazing what kind of success rate we have for the kids in this program," he said. Johnny said there's "no way" he would have graduated without the program. The program isn't for everyone, Sees said. There has to be a good reason why a child can't be in a regular classroom, whether mainstream or court/community- "It's a transitional program for kids at high risk that can't even make it in our court community schools," he said. In most cases, the program is intended to be temporary, generally six months, Sees said. Then they're transitioned back into the classroom. There generally are around 30 students in the program by the end of a semester, Sees said. He said the curriculum requirements to graduate are the same as regular school. But students have flexible schedules, so they can hold jobs and do community service work, which is now a requirement of the program. ,. v Johnny worked on cars with his dad and recently got a job working at a restaurant washing dishes and busing tables. "He works all the time," Lester said. Johnny said he was able to get most of his schoolwork done in one day and have the rest of the week free for other things. He said he was thinking about NOYO THEATRE The Truman Show DAILY: 6:55.9:15 • ADO. MATINEE SAT. SUN.: 1:30.4:20 (PG) joining the Coast Guard when he turns 18 in October, but for now, Johnny's goal is to buy a new, 4x4 truck. "I want to own something new and see how it feels. Something that ain't going to break down," he said. UKIAH 6 iigiuiur«thutm.c I kiall • 4liMi7»B The Horse Whisperer BULWORTH (R) DAILY: 6:30 • ADO. MATINEE SAT. SUN,: 1:15 *GODZIM_A HARRISON FORDlEii DAILY: 12:20, 2:50, 5:10,7:30, DIRTY WORK DAILY: 1:00, 3:00, 4:55, 7:15, 9:20 the JIM CARREY show -31 DAILY: 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45 A PERFECT MURDEKLE D DAILY: 12:00, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 DAILY: 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:35,10:00 GODZILLA- ' DAILY: 12:45, 3:45, 7:00, 9:50

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