Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 18, 1998 · Page 18
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 18

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, March 18, 1998
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18—WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Wednesday, March 18 OBITUARIES Gladys Lura Bashaw SACRAMENTO - Funeral services were held Sunday at Mt. Vernon Mortuary for Gladys Lura Bashaw. Mrs. Bashaw died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her Ukiah home. She was 74. Born July 12,1923, in Downey, Mrs. Bashaw retired after working 30 years at McClellan Air Force Base before moving to Ukiah, where she lived for 25 years. She is survived by her cousin, Lynn Reeder; nephew, Harry Nagel; nieces Patricia Hill and Georgia Norcutt; and numerous cousins. In memory of Mrs. Bashaw's love for children, contributions to the Shriners' Children's Hospital in Sacramento are preferred by the family. Burial was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, beside her husband, Joseph Lloyd Bashaw. Mt. Vemon Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. James T. McNamara A memorial service for Jimmy McNamara will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 195 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. Surrounded by his family, Mr. McNamara died in his mother's arms from brain cancer on Friday, March 13, 1998. He was 37. Born Friday, Jan. 13,1961, he graduated from Walnut High School in Walnut and attended Cal Poly for three years. He had lived in Ukiah since 1981, working as a plasterer. He was active as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jo McNamara of Ukiah; father, James McNamara of La Verne; sister and caregiver, Kathy Berry; brothers, Michael, Dennis and Patrick McNamara; sisters-in-law Lynn, Teri and Betsy; son-in-law, Mike; aunt, Tomaseen; uncle, Bob Jones; and 17 nieces and nephews. 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. FORGERY ARREST - Julie Vazzana, 31, of Willits, was arrested at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Fargo mini-bank inside Safeway on suspicion of forgery and possessing a controlled substance. She was taken to county jail. WILLITS POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department: DUI ARREST - Rex Roddy Johnson, 26, of Willits, was arrested at 1:49 a.m. March 10, in the 1100 block of South Main Street on suspicion of drunken driving. He was cited and released to a sober adult. DUI ARREST - Jeffery Stewart MacNaughton, 40, of Willits, was arrested at 11:10 p.m. on Friday, in the 200 block of Bittenbender Lane on suspicion of drunken driving. He was cited and released to a sober adult. DUI ARREST - Scott Alan Slagle, 30, of Willits, was arrested at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, in Evergreen Center on suspicion of drunken driving and violating his probation. He was taken to county jail. ABUSE ARREST - Ronald Herbert Phillips, 36, of Willits, was arrested at 2:41 p.m. Sunday, in the 1400 block of South Main Street on suspicion of spousal abuse. He was taken to county jail. DUI ARREST - Francisco Javie Vega of Willits, no age given, was arrested at 10:01 p.m. Saturday, in the Towermart parking lot on Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 'Unofficial temperatures Pair «*$*'{# pstShy vaitey fog. Ltim in the upper 30s fc with ftetentf rftfrntog vfcltey fog. Hiflhs fn toe fn!d-6Q8 to rtfld-70$, Low/High- tftdttifttrT* feftBMgg; 45/59. Lamport: 4W7S. in the 50s and fhe'toweir 38$ ir> the mountafm, in the Lim In ftte upper 20s end 30s Jftfte fneuffteffi*, In the 40s artdtrte !h& itild-SOs to 816 ttii&e8» elsewhere. Lorn Jft tie 4<fc and fl» lower Sos eteewhm Svnday: Ftafh. Highs in Water Lake Mendocino Storage 84,886 acre-feet Max allowed. 122,500 acre-feet Inflow 507 cfs Outflow 220 cfs SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 6:25 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:15 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 2:46 p.m. (Today) High tide: Missing (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY measured 3/18 In Ukiah Ozone .033 ppm (stale standard .09) Carbon Monoxide 1.3 ppm (20) Nitrogen Dioxide .014 ppm (.25) suspicion of drunken driving. DUI ARREST - Louis James Anderson, 28, of Willits, was arrested at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, on Redwood Avenue on suspicion of drunken driving. He was cited and released to a sober adult. CHP REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: DUI ARREST - Sah Shah Middleton, 41, of San Francisco, was arrested at 11:10 p.m. Monday on Orchard Avenue at East Gobbi Street on suspicion of drunken driving and possessing marijuana. THEFT ARREST - Stephen Roberts, 19, of Denver, Colo., was arrested at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 101 near City Well Road on suspicion of car theft and possessing stolen license plates. 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 Dally Journal makes no exceptions. DISTRICT ATTORNEY REPORTS DRIVER SENTENCED - A Fort Bragg man was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service work after he pleaded guilty to driving his Toyota 4-Runner in the Garcia River in September 1997. Cameron Michael Fox pleaded guilty to one count of operating a vehicle in a manner likely to cause unnecessary damage to land, wildlife habitat or vegetative resources; and to one count of polluting state waters with a petroleum product. Judge Joseph Orr suspended $800 of the $1,000 fine and also placed Fox on summary probation for one yean Fox also had to pay $400 for laboratory tests performed by a California Department of Fish and Game laboratory and $100 to the state's victim restitution fund. Fox was cited after he drove his four-wheel vehicle into the Garcia River at Voorhees Grove last September. After driving upstream for some distance, the vehicle became hydrolocked in deep water and Fox was forced to leave it in the streambed overnight. The vehicle was towed away the next day, but not before some engine oil had leaked into the stream. : '; "The recreational use of Mendocino County's creeks and strearris by motorized traffic is not only illegal, it poses substantial threats t6 the life in those waters," District Attorney Susan Massini noted. : FIRE AND RESCUE UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDICAL AID - Firefighters answered a medical aid call in the 400 block of Leslie Street at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday. A 75-year-old man who was feeling dizzy was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. ; MEDICAL AID - Firefighters answered a medical aid call in th£ 100 block of Wabash Avenue at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday. A 56-year-old man, suffering symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. -: REDWOOD VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT •: ATTIC FIRE - Firefighters responded to an attic fire in the 7300 block of Sems Lane at 4:28 a.m. today. :• The fire started in faulty electric wiring in the attic of the Arthur] Fontaine home, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Hession said, and spread into the framework and insulation. .An estimated $2,000 in damage was confined to the attic area. * Seventeen firefighters had the flames controlled by 4:45 a.m. - CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news art)- cles. 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 3: 4, 3, 7. FANTASY 5: 02, 17, 21, 30, 34. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 7, Eureka. 2nd Place: 8, Gorgeous George. 3rd Place: 4, Big Ben. Race time: 1:42.77. Gambling Continued from Page 1 nos. The governor and state Attorney General Dan Lungren have given the tribes 60 days to decide whether to adopt the model compact or notify the state they will negotiate their own, but substantially similar compacts. Marston said 29 of the state's 40 gambling tribes are requesting that Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt reject the compact, which requires his signature. They're also asking Babbitt to meet with tribes. If Babbitt doesn't help, the tribes will sue, he said. "We'll seek the protection of the federal courts. We may also file suit in the state court saying the governor does not have the authority to sign the compact," Marston said. He said there are several points that make the proposed compact illegal. One is that the governor doesn't have the authority to negotiate a compact without permis- sion from the state Legislature, which he doesn't have, Marston said. In addition, the governor has placed preconditions on negotiations with the tribes by limiting their options in negotiating their own compacts, contrary to a November federal court ruling. The governor's compact also illegally limits the types of gaming machines allowed, Marston said. Wilson spokesman Ron Law disagreed, saying the tribes are required by law to use only games that are legal in the state. "It's very clear in the Constitution that there are games that are prohibited under state law. They are illegal. The governor's bottom line is you have to obey the law," he said. Marston said most of Coyote Valley's and about a third of Hopland's gaming machines already are of the lottery type that is legal in California. Lottery-style machines differ from non-lottery types primarily in that gaming devices are wired so that gamblers play against each other rather than the house and that they get a ticket to redeem instead of cash from the machine. But the model compact requires a specific type of lottery machine that still has to be made, Marston said. That means the gambling tribes will have to replace their existing machines and buy a machine that is patented and that one company will have the rights to build. "It's beginning to stink, isn't it?" Marston said. "Doesn't that create a virtual monopoly? Law said he is unaware of the details of the building and marketing of the new machines. Marston also said the new machines, from what he knows of them, will be inferior to the current, and what he believes are legal, gaming devices. He said the state's limit on the number of gambling machines each tribe can own and the requirement that tribes share income from the casinos with non-gambling tribes, also are illegal. Isn't that an illegal restraint on free trade?" Marston said. "This is America. This is the free enterprise system. This isn't Russia." He noted the state does not have such limits on the number of lottery machines it operates throughout the state. He said it's illegal for the state to impose tougher restrictions on Indian tribes than it imposes on itself. The proposed model compact revealed by the governor March 6 is based on 17 months of negotiations between his office and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in the San Diego area. The Pala Indians do. not currently have gambling, so they have nothing to lose, Marston said. The tribes that already have gaming machines, on the other hand, do, he said. Yet they were prevented from participating in the model compact negotiations, Marston said. Fine Continued from Page 1 Still, council member Matt Huber expressed some skepticism about Affinito's claim the fine had been levied unfairly. Huber noted the city had proof Affinito received a letter from Rutherford advising him to pay the plan-check fee before beginning construction. Squires responded that Affinito did sign Ruthei ord's registered letter, "but didn't open the letter." Huber saifi that if he had been the property owner, he would have opened and read the docu- ment. "I don't know how to rebut that, because he did get it in his hand." Fire Chief Will Phenix said before Affinito received the letter on July 11,1997, Rutherford had left messages or called the businessman on July 7, 8 and 9. The fee and the fine were not paid until Nov. 17, after a building inspector told Affinito's contractor the city would forcibly shut down the construction site if the bill was not immediately paid. Coqncil member Jere Melo said that both Affinito and Mitchell complained to him about their predicament. Agreeing with Squires, Melo said Rutherford should have walked next door to Mitchell's office to collect the fee before construction began. Melo said Rutherford intentionally avoided Mitchell, as part of a conspiracy to shut down Affinito's project. "I heard from a staff member that the fire marshal bragged in a staff meeting that he was going to shut this thing down," Melo said. This prompted a loud cry from Fort Bragg resident Cecil Pill, who was sitting in the audience. "That's hearsay," Pill said, adding that he wanted his objection recorded in the council's minutes. Melo concluded that he felt the council should grant Affinito's appeal. Council member Norb Olbrantz, who was running the meeting in Peters' absence, agreed the fine should be repealed. "There are inconsistencies within the department, and yes, we are working on them. "I don't care if it is Mr. Affinito or Joe Blow living under the bridge, I would vote for the waiver," Olbrantz said. JFK collector reaches agreement with Kennedys Associated Press NEW YORK — A collector who is selling JFK memorabilia reached a settlement with the late president's children hours before the auction was to start today, agreeing to hand over several "intensely personal" items, the collector's lawyer said. Robert L. White agreed to give Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. two of their father's handwritten journals and a clock the president kept in the Oval Office, said Robert Adler, White's attorney. White was "very glad to have the controversy behind him," Adler said. "He did not get into this auction wanting controversy, particularly with the Kennedys." Adler said the Kennedys planned to give the items to the Kennedy Library. The Kennedys could not immediately be reached for comment. In exchange for White's agreement to hand over some auction items and several pieces of Kennedy memorabilia from his personal collection, the children agreed to give up all claims to ownership of other auction items, Adler said. Still up for sale were the gold PT boat pin worn by Kennedy the day before he was assassinated, rocking chairs, a Harvard cardigan and pens Kennedy used to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. White received the memorabilia as a bequest from Evelyn Norton Lincoln, Kennedy's longtime personal secretary, who died in 1995. Guernsey's auction house had originally planned to sell more than 500 items starting this afternoon. Earlier, White had agreed in negotiations with the National Archives to remove an estimated 21 pieces from the auction. Adler said the items included a writing table Kennedy used to sign landmark laws and a congratulatory telegram from 1960 presidential primary opponent Lyndon Johnson. 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