Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 22, 2006 · Page 1
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idcats try first win Eureka PageA-6 Earthdance brings people together for peace PageA-3 ON THE MARKET Guide to local real estate .Inside Woriu .ifly Page A-2 The Ukiah 7""58551"69301""o 50 cents tax included ukiahdailyjournat.com Mendocino County's local newspaper •** "I. •"A DURNAL Tomorrow: Sunny and warm FRIDAY Sept. 22, 2006 jurt^V4feMumberi6e;; '• email: udj@pacific.net ' • Police aim to recruit officers via television By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal Starting next week, the Ukiah Police Department will be using a new tool in its effort to recruit qualified applicants onto the force: television. "The ultimate idea is to get people talking about it and considering a career in law enforcement," said UPD Capt. Chris Dewey. The commercial will air on five cable stations during a two-week period. The commercial was filmed using UPD officers and produced by Ukiah resident Kirk Fuller of Fuller Digital Media, at a total cost of $200. The 30-second spot depicts UPD officers going about their duties, performing traffic stops, See UPD, Page A-ll „ City names director of finance Despite spending past years in Canada, he's no stranger to Ukiah By KATIE MINTZ The Daily Journal Measurements are taken in inches and feet, the Pledge of Allegiance is spoken in schools and French is just a class taught in high school here, but it's siill like home to the city of Ukiah's new finance director, Brent Smith, though he and his family have lived in America's neighbor to the north for the last seven years. Smith began work as the city's finance director a week-and-a-half ago, moving to Ukiah earlier this summer from Vancouver, B.C., to take over for former Finance Director Gordon Elton, who's been serving as interim since Mike McCann departed early this sum- See FINANCE, Page A-ll 'We've lost a good friend in the passing of Norm Vroman. He was a wonderful guy.' - Former Sheriff TONY GRAVER DA Vroman dies Vroman By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal, • District Attorney Norman Vroman died Thursday afternoon at a Santa Rosa hospital of complications due to a heart attack. The 69-year-old Vroman was rushed to Sutler Valley Memorial Hospital by helicopter Tuesday morning, after suffering a heart attack at his home. His condition was described as critical by hospital staff on Tuesday when he was admitted to the intensive care unit, where he died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Assistant District Attorney Keith Faulder said Tuesday that he would be taking over the duties of district attorney in the interim. At the courthouse, the business of the court continued' Thursday afternoon, although a sign on the door of the District Attorney's Office stated that the office was closed Thursday and would reopen during normal hours Friday. It is with deep regret and sorrow that I have to inform the people of Mendocino County that District Attorney, Norman L Vroman passed away this afternoon, Thursday, Sept, 21,2006,' . KEITH FAULDER in an announcement Thursday from ffice A two-term district attorney, Vroman also worked as, an assistant district attorney/ a public defender, a police", officer and a judge in a career that spanned more than 40 years. Vroman was known t'oi his "open door" policy at the District Attorney's Office and- also for his political stances, which were some- See VROMAN, PageA-12 Isaac Eckel/The Daily Journal The District Attorney's Office in the Mendocino County Courthouse was closed Thursday afternoon following the death of DA Norman Vroman. Vroman suffered a heart attack Tuesday morning at his home near Hopland and was airlifted to a Santa Rosa hospital, where he died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Flags at the courthouse, as well as other government offices in Ukiah, were at half-staff Thursday afternoon In honor of Vroman. Assistant District Attorney Keith Faulder has been in charge of the DA's Office since Tuesday, and issued a statement Thursday afternoon, thanking "the entire community of Mendocino County for their outpouring of love and support for Vroman. City of 10,000 Buddhas celebrates International Day of Peace By LAURA MCCUTCHEON The Daily Journal Developing Virtue Secondary Girls School students carrying a large white fabric dove led ,a procession Thursday at the City of 10,000 Buddhas in observance of International Day of Peace. Elementary school children from Instilling Goodness followed closely behind, holding a banner depicting peace, with the word itself written in large black letters, set against a colorful backdrop of peace signs, doves, butterflies and flowers ~ all the while chanting for their 'Peace in the world begins with peace in the minds, and meditation is a really good way to calm the mind,' HENG YIN, principal of the girls school common goal, as they marched with other com* munity members from the entrance of the city lo the Hall of 10,000 Buddhas. Once inside the temple, girls school Principal Heng Yin led the guests in a short meditation. "Peace in the world begins with peace in the minds, and meditation'is a really good way to calm the mind," she began, after instructing everyone to close their eyes. See PEACE, Page A-ll Isaac Kvkel/Thc Daily Journal Kindergarten and first-graders at the Instilling Goodness girls school at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas walk with a peace sign during a short peace march Thursday, the International Day of Peace. Mortuary With a Heart!" T .,<..*.. \. ,*4M> ..„ .,"ii i. , v J. ! T<<

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