Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 20, 1998 · Page 8
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A-8 —FRI., MARCH 20-SAT., MARCH 21, 1998 Friday, March 20 OBITUARIES Bernice Frost Jourdan There will be no services held for Bernice Frost Jourdan. Ms. Jourdan died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her home in Carlsbad. She was 79. She was raised in Potter Valley, the daughter of Orville and Isabelle Frost. She is survived by her nephew, Bill Pauli of Potter Valley, his children: and brother-in-law, Ernest Pauli. Ms. Jourdan was preceded in death by her brother, Hoyt Frost; and sister. Urla Pauli. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. BOOKED - Jonathan Masutani, 31, of Ukiah, was booked Thursday on a warrant issued on suspicion of spousal abuse. INCORRIGIBLE JUVENILE - A woman called police at 5:46 p.m. Thursday because she said her 15-year-old son was being verbally abusive. ARREST - A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested at Ukiah High School at 10:03 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of battery. SCHOOL BURGLARY - Frank Zeek School's staff room was reported burglarized at 5:37 p.m. Thursday. A boom box and telephone were taken and the burglar or burglars went through the freezer and ate frozen pops. SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: ROBBERY ARREST - Jason Conrad Azbill, 18, of Covelo, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Monday on Yuki Boulevard in Covelo on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery in connection with the robbery of the Davis Bottle Shop Feb. 28. Also arrested was Leslie Azbill, 26, on suspicion of harboring a fugitive. ARREST - Robert Reed, 30, of Fort Bragg, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of domestic abuse and false imprisonment after he allegedly pushed a woman, spit on her, then held her in a bathroom against her will for several minutes. ARREST - Leland Pinola, 25, of Point Arena, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Monday on suspicion of burglary and assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly forced his way into a residence and struck one man in the head with a rock and stabbed another with a kitchen knife. ARREST - Gregory Miller, 34, of Mendocino, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 13 on suspicion of false imprisonment, destroying phone lines, domestic assault, burglary and probation violation. According to the sheriff's report, Miller struck a female victim and when she tried to call 911, he disconnected the phone. He kept the THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 ™ w ™w». In leasing clouds. Patchy valley fog. Laws \n the 40s. Saturday: raft [Ikely by late afternoon. Highs in the upper 50$ to mid-60s. Low/High '""-i: 41/66. Ukiah: 45/63. Fort Bragg: 48/64. Lakeport; 3&/6$. w «,-. „««,„.. Periods of nun, heavy at times. Breeiy. Highs in the 40s to the tower «ju» fn 810 mountains, In the mid-J Os to the mid-60s elsewhere. Lows In the upper 20s and 36s Jh the mountains, In the 40s a id the lower 50s elsewhere. URIAH TEMPERATURES ..n 52 ..... ,« ...... <• ....... 7S .««.'. ..... ..... 54 row AINFALL s ol 8 a.m .......... . ............... O.fiO last yeafte 3/20...., .......... 36.12 (Rainfall season starts July 1) STATE TEMPERATURES Sacramento ..... 76/B1 Water Santa Rosa 68/49 ,,.67/66 \^i^>..,.....» 67/51 Lake Mendocino Storage 85,030 acre-feet Max allowed 722,500 acre-feet Inflow 490 cfs Outflow 901 cfs SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 6:21 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:21 a.m. HIGH TIDES High tide: 5:29 p.m. (Today) High tide: 4:09 a.m.i (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY measured 3/20 In UWah Ozone .049 ppm (stale standard .09) Carbon Monoxide 0.9 ppm (20) Nitrogen Dioxide .019 ppm (.25) victim from leaving the residence. She was able to trick him into going outside, then locked him out and tried to call for help again. Miller then allegedly forced the door open and disconnected the phone. CHP REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: FIVE VEHICLE PILEUP - Three big rigs and two cars were involved in a pileup on Highway 101 near the White Deer Lodge on the Willits Grade at 8:13 a.m. today. There apparently were injuries, but the CHP did not know more as of press time. According to a passerby, the first vehicle in the southbound lane pileup was a big rig that had jackknifed. The two cars were sandwiched between it and another big rig, she said. The woman said it was very foggy at the time. INJURY ACCIDENT - William Pickersgill, 40, of Lakeport, sustained major injuries when he drove his motorcycle into a ditch in an effort to avoid gravel on Highway 101 near Eastside Road. He was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. 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 Dili cases reported by law enforcement agencies are reported by the newspaper. The Daily Journal makes no exceptions. FIRE AND RESCUE UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the lOOd block of Low Gap Road at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. A 14-year- old girl was feeling faint. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 700 block of East Gobbi Street at 5:57 p.m. Thursday. A 53-year- old woman was having shortness of breath. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call in the 1206 block of North Pine Street at 6:20 p.m. A 91-year-old man denied any complaints. CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Signifii ant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Ern rs may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3: 9, 8, 1. FANTASY 5: 05, 10, 15, 19, 26. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 9, Winning Spirit. 2nd Place: 11, Money Bags. 3rd Pl^ce: 6, Whirl Win. Race time: 1:49.83. Lawsuit Planes collide over Corona, three dead :••'•- * . •' / -^\ Continued from Page A-l Commission has asked the NWP to come up with a plan to fully cover the back debt, as well as the ongoing annual payments. The NWP will present its plan for approval at the March 31 CTC meeting in Sacramento. Federal ISTEA There might also be some good news for the railroad in the federal transportation funding bill being considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The $180 billion measure the Intermodal Transportation Efficiency Act, or ISTEA (pronounced "Ice Tea") - was passed by the Senate last week. The bill would raise the funding for highway and other transit improvement projects by 30 percent over the last ISTEA bill. Rep. Frank Riggs, the North Coast's representative in Congress, is a member of the House committee working on ISTEA, and is expected to lobby for funding for the NWP, Neary said. Neary also said the railroad is scheduled to meet with the chair of the House Transportation Committee later this month. Shippers' survey Another issue with Caltrans that came up at the NWP's regular board meeting Wednesday was a survey of NWP shippers a Caltrans employee has evidently been conducting recently. Railroad Director Dennis Woods told his colleagues that major shippers using the NWP told him they'd been getting phone calls from Thomas Messer asking them how they would feel if the railroad was permanently shut down north of Willits and the shippers were offered reloading facilities at the Willits yard. This would entail shipping freight by truck from Eureka south to Willits, then loading the goods onto railroad cars in Willits. According to Director Ruth Rockefeller, all of the shippers have so far answered "no." Rockefeller said she felt the survey was an attempt to revive a 1995 study by Caltrans that concluded that the loss of the NWP would make little economic difference to the North Coast. "This is just more evidence of the rubber-tired mentality of Cal- trans," Rockefeller said. "Most states have a balanced Department of Transportation, with a good portion of funds going to alternative forms of transportation, from airplanes to bicycles. "Caltrans, on the other hand, is a strongly road- and highway- oriented agency." The Daily Journal was unable to reach Messer at Caltrans before press time. Rockefeller also noted at Wednesday's meeting that the cost of cleaning up the NWP rail corridor if it was abandoned is estimated at $169 million. At its February meeting, the CTC asked the NWP to come up with this estimated cost and report it back to them. Speed Continued from Page A-l The intersection of Airport Park Boulevard and Commerce Drive "is unique" to Ukiah drivers, the study claims. "At no other location in the city will drivers stop on the minor street leg of the intersection and cross free- flowing traffic on a four-lane boulevard with mec''an islands." Although driver, have a good field of vision, "motorists crossing Airport Park Boulevard on Commerce Drive must use caution to avoid northbound-southbound traffic," the study said. Associated Press CORONA — Two small planes collided over Riverside County, raining debris that exploded into a house and condominium about a half-mile apart. Three people were killed, including a man identified today by co-workers as a veteran flight instructor. The collision occurred about 5 p.m. Thursday about 3 miles southeast of town near the Corona Municipal Airport, said Jim Whitehead, Federal Aviation Administration manager of operations in Los Angeles. The bodies of two men were found at a condo complex on Borders Avenue, while a third body was found a half-mile away at a two-story Hummingbird Lane home, city fire spokesman Fred Lynch said. The victims were not identified pending notification of relatives, but acquaintances said one man was a veteran flight instructor for Armstrong Air, based at the airport. "He was very strict. He Thirteen accidents have been reported along the street over the past three years, the study noted. Twelve of those took place at the intersection. "Although a portion of Airport Park Boulevard is not a city- maintained street at present," the report said, "the city may adopt traffic regulations for the public right-of-way" under-provisions of the California Vehicle Code. The 30 mph speed limit for the street has the endorsement of the city's Traffic Engineering Committee. always made sure his students checked everything. The last person I would have thought of having (an accident) was him," said Gabriel Lalli, who works for nearby Corona Air Service. There were no reports of fatalities or injuries on the ground, fire Capt. David Waltmeyer said. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were at the scene today, bagging pieces of the wreckage that will be used to help determine the cause of the crash. The accident involved a twin- engine Cessna 310 carrying two people from Rialto to nearby Chino and a single-engine Cessna 152 heading from Riverside to Corona with only the pilot on board, FAA officials said today. The National Weather Service reported hazy conditions with about 5 miles visibility at the time of the crash. At least one plane may have been circling, awaiting the 5 p.m. reopening of the airport's lone runway, which was closed through the day so crews could build a wall to prevent flooding of the jdnd that washed out the runway in a recent El Nino-powered storm, said Roger Conway, chief flight instructor at Armstrong Air, which owned the Cessna 152. "It rhay not have happened if normal operations were in effect,'! he said. The pilot had been returning from Riverside, where he was teaching because Corona's runway was closed, Conway said. George Panagotacos said he was flying his plane home to Coroniji from work at Hawthorne when he saw the collision in front of him. "It was horrible," Panagota- cos said. "There was a giant fireball iij the air, and it just kept growing bigger. It looked like the napalm in Vietnam." Debris from the two planes rained on the home and condo, triggering fires that took dozens of firefighters two hours to extinguish. Shahnaz Gauhar and her cocker spaniel, Prince, were at the Hummingbird Lane home when the debris crashed down. "I was in my bedroom and I heard a big noise so I thought it was an earthquake ... so I came downstairs. I ran out and turned around and saw the fire," she said. Mrs. Gauhar escaped the blaze with her dog, then called her husband at work. "We are extremely lucky that my wife is safe," Mohammad Gauhar said, as the remains of his house smoldered. "The house can always be repaired. It's a one in a million chance this could happen, and it happened to us." Jimmy Summers, who lives about five homes away from the Hummingbird crash site, was outside when he heard a loud boom. "Then I heard some kind of other noise — that's when I saw two planes coming down," Summers said. Llamas Shop OH f HI it® AP for the best automotive deals Continued from Page A-l head into the halter and stands still. Eventually, the clicker can be phased out and replaced with verbal commands and the rewards can be cut back to just occasional treats. The Logans also have used the clicker method to train llamas to walk into a trailer by themselves, stand still, and allow people to pick up their feet. Llamas also can be trained to perform cute tricks, like picking up paper and putting it into garbage cans or handing tissues to a sneezing owner. The Logans have even taught llamas to pick out different colored glasses from a table top. As for the nasty habit some llamas have, spitting, ignoring the behavior works better than negative reinforcement, like "spitting" back with a squirt gun, Jim Logan said. "What works better is to sit there and smile. (But) put your (face) shield down," he said. "The behavior becomes extinct because it isn't working," he said. Local llama raiser Kit Nelson, one of the organizers of the training session at the Ukiah fairgrounds, said it was thrilling to have the Logans, who live in Washington, come to Ukiah. She said there are only about three people in the country who give llama training seminars. The seminar was sponsored by the Llamas of the Wine Country Association, and members from Napa, Petaluma as well as the Ukiah area participated, eager to learn new tricks of the llama trade. "We all have llama problems," Nelson explained. * DARK CITY DAILY: 7:00,0:00 AODITIONALSHOWS. SAT. &SUN.: 1:00,3:00. 6:00 DAILY: 8:15 DITIONAL SHOWS, SAT JOHN TRAVOLTA EMMA THOMPSON lt S S,W: 12:45 LY: 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK Wild Things ITANIC 14 cademy Award Nominations As GOOD As IT GETS BIG LEBOVSKI ! 1^8.4:00

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