Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 1998 · Page 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 14

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, March 19, 1998
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14 —THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Thursday, March 19 OBITUARIES Jose Treto Services for Jose Treto will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Ukiah Elks Lodge. Visitation will be from noon until 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Eversole Mortuary. Mr. Treto died Tuesday, March 17, 1998. He was 67. He was born Feb. 2,1931, in Standard. He worked as an engineer for Pacific Telephone. He is survived by his wife, Joan Treto of Ukiah; son, Michael Treto of Ceres; daughter, Robin Treto of Modesto; sisters Helen Azevedo of Sonora, Elvira Harkins of Anaheim, Carman Henderson of Artesia, and Irene Stone of Sonora; step-sister, Maria Elena Habourst-Comp of Cerritos; brothers Tom Treto of Pleasanton, and Tony Treto of Sonora; and four grandchildren. Rena L. Bartolomei . A Mass of the Christian Burial for Rena L. Bartolomei will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Angels Church. Interment will be at Ukiah cemetery. Mrs. Bartolomei died Wednesday, March 18, 1998. She was 90. She was born June 22, 1907, in Cloverdale. She was a member of the Sons of Italy and lived in Ukiah her whole life. She is survived by her children, Laura and Wallace German of Ukiah, Joy and David Rupe of Redwood Valley, and Ray and Norma Bartolomei of Ukiah; grandchildren Michael and Roger German, •Valerie Burke, Raylene Schafer, and Rory and Vincent Bartolomei; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bartolomei was preceded in death by her husband, Settimo "Pete" Bartolomei in 1973. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or one's favorite charity. The Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 snrwf* FWr «*<#!# fcr pattehy valley tog and low clouds. Lows in tte upper 30s to Mbstty *unny exempt tof patehy fownlng valley teg and tew clput& Hfgfts fn the mid- Fort firngg: 49/59. UKIAH TEMPERATURES 'a.. ^im STATE TEMPERATURES SATURDAY-MONDAY: Murday: tn&eatetos ctouds wfth *£&& 6f Irisfri. HlgM in the 40s to the ' , to the rHfd-SSs 16 the rhid-6&> elsewhefc. LdWi Ihto the upper 20s antf 306 & and the l<ftter SOs efse'wflere, Somtey trough Ntenttayt Periods o« ton. heavy al W& 8fee«y Highs in the 40s *6 tha to*6f (m to tN ftxjurrtaim, fn »he mid-Sos to the mid&Q* 8tei«h*». L6wfc ft *ha upper 26s and 30e fn tie tobwttaNte, In fte 40s and the tower 80s else- RAINFALL A»tt6&nw ,,-v,*,..,.,;4g fftefntells&asdnstartsJulyl) »,'jG/52 Santa 8<»a.,.<.."72/48 VaUefo,:,.,. ,,.,78/4$ Water Lake Mendocino Storage 85,354 acre-feet Max allowed 122,500 acre-feet Inflow 498 cfs Outflow 220 cfs SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 6:26 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:13 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 4:02 p.m. (Today) Hijjh tide: 3:09 a.m. (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY measured 3/19 In Ukiah Ozone .046 ppm (state standard .09) Carbon Monoxide 1.2 ppm (20) Nitrogen Dioxide .014 ppm (.25) Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: ARREST - David Matheson, 21, of Laytonville, was arrested 6n Fisherman Drive in Laytonville on suspicion of burglary at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, after the owner of the house he allegedly burglarized found him passed out in his car. According to the report, Mathesbn was taking things from the victim's car when he passed out. CHP REPORTS CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Dally Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news aril' clcs. Significant errors In obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. ARREST - Raymond F. Medley, 38, of Ukiah, was arrested at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday on Cherry Street on suspicion of driving under the influence. SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: ARREST - Robert K. Warner, 33, of Ukiah, was arrested in the Crossroads Shopping Center parking lot at 2:20 a.m. today on suspicion of driving under the influence. ARREST - Michael J. Gazzano, 34, of Healdsburg, was arrested at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 101 near Perkins Street on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and giving false infornk- tion. , 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. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3: 5, 5, 2. FANTASY 5: 03, 07, 18, 26, 39. LOTTO: 6, 11, 30, 34, 39 and 47 for an estimated jackpot of $12 million. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 12, Lucky Charms. 2nd Place: 6, Whirl Win. 3rd Place: 7, Eureka. Race time: 1:46.76. Railroad Casino Continued from Page 1 Nonetheless, the railroad board has taken heart from an advance of $507,000 the California Office of Emergency Services just agreed to give the NWP to fund continuing storm-damage repairs. "This is a signal from Gov. Wilson's office," NWP attorney Chris Neary said this morning, "that this railroad has a future." Representatives from Wilson's office were instrumental in setting up a meeting last week with the OES, railroad representatives and the major NWP shippers that led to the approval of the advance. Director Dave Nelson also told the board the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors had unanimously agreed Tuesday to write a letter of support for the NWP. The supervisors also agreed to promote a backup plan to help the railroad if the CTC does not approve the repayment plan presented by the railroad on March 31. CTC had requested the NWP to ask the four counties along its line - Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt - to provide "backup means" for repaying a $12 million loan from the Federal Highway Bottles Right-of-Way Revolving Fund, or the "Q Fund." If the railroad's plan to,repay the loan falls through, Humboldt County supervisors have agreed to urge members of Humboldt's regional transportation planning agency, or HCOG, to vote to use some of its SB 45 transportation money to help repay the Q Fund. A similar resolution will be before the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors next week. The NWP currently owes $530,000 in back payments on the Q Fund debt. The previously reported figure, $480,000, was $50,000 too low, the board was told Wednesday, as it mistakenly counted on $50,000 that had already been spent on operations. Attorney Neary's plan to repay the debt includes setting up an account overseen by the State Treasurer's Office or Controller's Office. The annual $245,000 franchise fee paid by Rail-Ways, Inc. to operate the railroad would be deposited into that account. That, Neary says, will cover all but $80,000 of the required yearly payment. The rest of the money will come from income the NWP receives from existing real estate leases along the railroad corridor. The .back debt will be covered by nearly $463,550 in Transit Capital Improvement Funds allocated to the NWP in previous years that was never used. The board also discussed a perceived lack of support for the railroad from Mendocino County's regional transportation agency, MCOG, the Mendocino Council of Governments. "There seems to be some sense among the people I talk to in Sacramento," Director Hemphill said, "that the MCOG has in some way slid away from supporting the railroad." Director Nelson agreed. "The CTC staff said there was no support for the railroad at the county level," Nelson told his colleagues. "County officials were upset, because none of them had been contacted by CTC about the issue, and as it turns out, it was all coming from this one (MCOG) consultant." Despite denials from a MCOG planning staff member present at Wednesday's meeting of any lack of support for the railroad, the rail- road directors ended up agreeing to ask MCOG for a letter reaffirming its support for the NWP. There was also a discussion about how to organize a presence of railroad supporters at the CTC March 31 meeting. "I'd like to see a busload of people from each county," Rockefeller said. The board was told that the executive director of the Willits Chamber of Commerce, Lynn Kennelly, was coordinating those efforts. Rail-Ways' Chief Finamiial Officer Ken Maggy said he would meet with Hauser as soon as the $507,000 came in from OES< to work out how to get the employees some cash. The board also agreed to spend up to $20,000 on outside help! to assist staff in preparing documents so that the FEMA audits can be completed as quickly as possible. And, finally, Director Dennis Woods said he'd talk to timber company Georgia-Pacific's Atlanta headquarter's office. p-P, according to NWP staff, has owed the railroad $30,000 or $40,QOO for months, and has not responded to several requests for payment. Continued from Page 1 inquiries to a national scope. How many people would I find who had found bottled messages along the Gulf Coast, the East Coast, the West Coast?" Parker was hooked. For the past year, he says, he's been "blissfully unemployed," researching a book on the bottles "and a couple of other projects." He's already traveled from Texas to Seattle, Wash., and for the next couple of weeks, Parker will be driving down the California coast in his "big, smelly Chevy Suburban," looking for bottles and the people who found them and are willing to .share their stories. "I'll be making stops and talking with people all the way to San Diego," he says. Later this year, he'll take time off from an Arkansas home restoration project he's involved with to tour the Eas' Coast and Gulf Coast states. Parker has talked with "a guy in Oregon who has been beach- combing for years. He's thrown hundreds of these things away because he mainly collects Japanese glass floats." Indicating the dozen or so bottles before him, some half-filled with sand, each containing a rolled message, Parker smiles: "He gave these to me." Parker has leads on about 75 people across the country who have found bottled messages. He already has interviewed about 40. "Many of these people have found more than one bottle," he says. "I think there's more than 200 I can get my hands on right now." Parker doesn't want to keep the bottles, he insists. "I just want to look at them, take pictures, transcribe messages the bottles contain and interview the people who found them." He hopes to have his book finished in a year and published in two. Parker's ambition is to find a number of "interesting" bottled messages - messages above and beyond the ordinary. "Most messages aren't that interesting," he concedes. Some bottles contain no more than the name and address of the sender and a short message asking whoever finds the message to contact them. "But there are some - the one's I'm particularly interested in that are more intriguing," he says. Like the ones that contain poetry, dramatic or humorous messages, or talk about things that are bothering the message-writer. "There even have been bottles found set adrift by people looking for mates," he says. "I ran across one case where a man was claiming to be lost at sea," Parker adds. Although he can't confirm it, the message struck him as authentic. "Usually, in such cases, the sender will omit some critical piece of information, so whoever finds it will understand it's to be taken as a joke," Parker explains. "This message wasn't like that." Parker also is attracted to "mysterious" messages. "One message began in English then lapsed into a Philippine dialect," he recalls. Other bottles and messages are remarkable because of the distance they've traveled and the amount of time they've been at sea. "I've seen quite a few that have drifted across the Pacific from Japan to the West Coast, and vice versa," he says. And that's a long Continued from Page 1 tiations, said it would have been too big of a leap to give all tribal employees collective bargaining rights. "This was a carefully struck bargain. It's something new on Indian land to have collective bargaining," he said. Dickstein said the tribes need to be able to count on dealers, cashiers and others who handle money to always be there. "The tribes need confidence in those areas," he said. Rusich and local tribes, who oppose the model compact, also took issue with Gov. Wilson touting what he said were enhanced worker safety issues in the compact. One of the few protections tribal employees share with other California employees is safety. The tribes already were subject to the rules of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Rusich noted. And, while tribes will now be required to offer Worker's Compensation Insurance, many, including Coyote Valley, already Raise trip. Parker estimates it takes a bottled message about five years to make the crossing. Du<f to ocean currents, however, the bottle can "make several cirples before it finally washes ashore." One of the bottles in his collection was at sea for 10 years bejfore being found in Oregon. Bottled messages can come from closer to home, too. One Parker has examined and photographed was launched qn a Kansas river, found its way into the mighty Mississippi and i raveled all the way to the Gulf Cfoast before being picked up on a Texas shore. The trip took 18 years. "Most messages are written in English," Parker says, "but some have been written in Spanish." There's also the occasional njiulti- lingual message so whoever Inds it will be able to decipher it. Parker says he's always ook- ing for new bottles, new messages, new stories, and will ;;o to great lengths to get them. People who have message bottles can write him at 302 Stanley Road, Bald Knob, AR 720 lp, or phone (501) 724-5190. Pjirker also can be e-mailed at Continued from Page 1 fact that negotiations will begin in July" for a new contract for the 1998-99 fiscal year. City workers have remained on the job without a contract since July 1, 1997. A letter from Ukiah Mayor Sheridan Malone "went a long way toward achieving the agreement," Smith said. In the letter, Malone praised workers for "making personal sacrifices in the past several years." Malone promised workers "will be high on the council's priority list" as city finances improve, Smith said. City employees have received no pay increase for the past three years. They also agreed to work furloughs to save the city money. NOYO THEATRE did. Rusich said employee right apparently were not one of Gov Wilson's priorities. "I believe it was just a glossing over for him," he said. Rusich said Wilson, who is not known for being pro-union, just wanted to be able to say he did something for the workers. Wilson spokeswoman Lisa Kalustian said this morning she would have to research why there aren't more workers' rights guarantees in the compact. Employee rights became an issue at Shodakai Coyote Valley Casino shortly after several employees were fired for having a meeting - at home and on their own time - about work conditions. While such firings would have been illegal in most of California, the firings are legal on Indian lands because they are not subject to state laws, including ones that limit the number of hours an employee can be required to work. Perrone vowed to continue picketing the Shodakai casino and lobby for workers' rights. He and Rusich also criticized the compact as a whole. They said it violates Indian sovereignty by giving the state oversight of casino operations. "We weren't trying to take away their sovereignty. We just want workers' rights," Perrone said. MJWINTHEIRIHHASK DAILY: 8:40, 9:15 UKUN 6 (PG-13) WAG THE DOG ° FF^I.: 2:26, 4:36. 7:00. 9:20 SAT.,SUN.. WED.: 12:10. 2:25. 4:35. 7:00. 9:20 M, T. TH: 4:35. 7:00, 9:20 f HE MAN IN THE IRON MASK DAILY: 3:45, 6:46, 9:35 •»!•!!• SAT., SUN., WED.: 1:10, 3:46, 6:45. 9:36 As GOOD As IT GETS 9 Academy Award Nomln, DAILY: 3:60. 6:65, 8:26 SAT..SUN.. WED.: 1.00. 3:60, 6:56, 9:25 U1MARSHAIS nMmawB ntuiwtt trglH DAILY: 3:56. 0:60, 9:30 SAT., SUN., WED.: 1:05. 3:55, 6:50. 9:30 TITANIC 14 Academy Award Nominations DAILY: 4:00, 8:00 SAT., SUN., WED.: 12:00. 4:00. 8:00 -T H E- BIGLEBOWSKI B FBI.: 2:30, 4:65. 7:20, 9:40 SAT., SUN.. WED.: 12:05, 2:30, 4:65, 7:20. 9:40 M, T, TH: 4:66. 7:20, 9:40

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