Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 29, 1983 · Page 3
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National- $46,000 doghouse BRUNSWICK, Maine (UPI) - A Maine resident, grumbling at an apparent doggie boondoggle, is demarding a congressional Investigation into the Navy's expenditure of nearly $46,000 to build a doghouse for two air base hounds. The Navy admits to the cost of the doghouse at Brunswick Naval Air Base but bristles at the suggestion it was unwarranted, saying the dogs are used to detect drugs and explosives. "On the surface, It sound like an excessive amount of money," said John Trattner, Spokesman for Sen. George J. Mitchell, D-Maine who received the angry letter. "We're looking into it." Anti-abortion bill killed WASHINGTON (UPI) - With the Senate's resounding defeat of an antiabortion constitutional amendment, opponents of such measures say the antiabortion movement has hit its peak and is now on the way down. The Senate voted, 50-49 — a solid 18 votes short Of the necessary two-thirds majority — against an amendment Tuesday that would have reversed the 1973 Suprme Court decision legalizing abortion anci turned the matter back to the states. After the vote, Sen. Bob Packwood, R- Ore., told reporters: "The right to life forces have crested and are on the decline. The Senate said 'Enough. You've been at it for 10 years. You've had your day in court twice. You've had your day in the Senate and several other times. And that's it.'" Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, sponsor of the amendment, expressed disappointment and said he would move on to other Issues. Hyatt tragedy recalled KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) - A former law student wept on the witness stand in recalling the 1981 Hyatt Regency Hotel sky walk collapse that killed 114 people and left her crippled. A Jackson County jury Tuesday heard the first courtroom account from a victim of the collapse of the two skywalks in the first of 40 unsettled lawsuits to go to trial seeking damages in the disaster. Kay Kenton said she had never entered the year-old hotel before July 17, 1981, until she attended a Friday night tea dance with her sister, Ann. "I heard a really loud cracking noise, like railroad cars crashing into each other, steel breaking," she said. "I was lying pinned under the skywalks, and my head was twisted around and my arms were twisted behind me. I remember screams and people yelling 'Oh my God Oh my God,'" she said, and then began crying. Widow, 93, back home •' • KNOXVILL'E, Teijit (UPl) —"A?93-y6af old widow who was evicted from iter home of 75 years for falling to pay back taxesj^ was back today thanks to a real-estate investor's change of heart and a fund-raising drive. "I'm at home now, I hope," frail, white- haired Louise Morman said. "The next time I leave from home, I want to be gone forever." Mrs. Morman sat in a chair eating a baked potato and hamburger steak Tuesday as her furniture was carried In by a crew of movers sweating in the afternoon humidity. Wednesday, June 29,1983 Ukiah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Callf.-3 Traveling home-bodied open exchange firm By RON GLUCKMAN Jeuriul staff WrItT Karen Record and Susan Bluhm are homebodies who »e utterly committed to the comforts, security and warmth offered only by a home. Yet they both have a yearning tor travel as well. Perhaps that's the reason the two life-long friends from Sharon, Mass., chose home exchanges when they decided to open a business. With representatives in many ma or cities In the country. Record and Bluhm coordinate house trades through the newly formed Odyssey Home Exchange. The exchanges can be anythhig from a simple trade to a detailed exchange involving cars, pets, domestic servants, even country club memberships. Record, 36, of Ukiah, explained: "It's a very natural process. When families exchange homes, they remain in a house with all the comforts. The kids have a yard to play in and you end up in a nice neighborhood, instead of being stuffed into some tourist district." Bluhm, 36, of Larkspur, added: "It's a sensible way to travel, considering the money you save over staying in a hotel and eating out every meal." Cost savings can run into thousands of dollars a week for large families vacationing In big American cities like New York or prime European tourist areas.Other benefits include the comforting thought that your home is lived in, protected from theft. In dealing with things as precious as home and the belongings within, trust is a major part of the home exchanging business. "There is a tremendous amount of anxiety in the beginning, but it later develops into a strong trust when people realize the steps we take to ensure a successful exchange," explained Bluhm. The strdng bond of trust "is one thing that sets us apart from the other home trading firms," said Record. "Where other firms offer only listings, we coordinate the actual exchange, from screening and assessment of the homes and people involved in the beginning, to following-up afterwards." . The two women illustrate their service with an example. A video worker from Boston needs to move to the Hollywood area for a year or two because of a unique employment opportunity there. He wants to keep his nice house, but needs a house in the Hollywood area. Home exchanging is a way to solve his Boston worries and provides him with a Southern California home„rent-free. The Bostonlan fills out an Odyssey registration form that includes detailed inforqiation about his home, his preferences in trading and two pictures of the house. An Odyssey representative in Boston — in this case Bluhm's mother ("This is really a family business," Bluhm said, chuckling) — verifies all the information provided and adds additional observations. Once the Boston home is accepted into the Odyssey network, Record and Bluhm set out to find its owner a Southern California match. Photo by Ron Gluckman MAKING HOME MATCHES is the work enjoyed by these two lifelong friends, Karen Record, left, and Susan Bluhm, through their newly formed Odyssey Home Exchange service. "That is the part I really enjoy, making a successful match,'' said Record. "It satisfies all the traditional urges of matchmaking, even if it is just bringing two houses together." Record said they begin by examining Odyssey's files of available trades. "We just might have a perfect match waiting," she explained. Usually, however, a successful exchange will require advertising for potential trades. Having just startied in the business, Bluhm and Record ooth have high hopes. They envision representatives around the globe, with themselves heading the prestigeous London and Paris Odyssey offices. But for now they are keeping their sights on the American market and working to expand San Francisco exchanges Into such popular vacation areas as Lake Tahoe, Mendocino 'County and Hawaii, where they recently added a representative working three Islands. Both continue with their other jobs. Record at the Palace Hotel's restaurant and Bluhm as a Marin County secretary, while expanding Odyssey as a burgeoning home business. "We are both fully commited to making this work," said Bluhm. "We have lots of energy and are en^usiastic about working for ourselves." Those interested can receive more information on home trading from Odyssey Home Exchange; %5 Magnolia Avenue; Suite 48; Larkspur, Ca. 94939. SphpQl board QK's budget By TONYHUEGEL Journal Staff Writer Trustees of the Ukiah Unified School District, \ taking note of the financial distress faced by other districts, last night passed a balanced but tentative budget of roughly $15 million. The budget, which will not be final until Sept. 7, does not yet contain an ending balance for this fiscal year, Superintendent George Gustafson said. Nor does it contain accurate income projections. He said that more certain information on those two areas will be available by the July 19 board meeting. Gustafson said that if Gov. George Deukme- he "The rhetoric of giving more money to schools and the reality of giving more money to schools are very different," Gustafson said. 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Come in and see us for trade up details and get your free copy of the independent test report on automatic cleaning systems. When you're ready for a really clean pool; you're automatically ready,lor Polaris Vac-Sweep. ^ Polaris ^ ' ' VACSWEEP Closed July 2ncl, 3rd, 8. 4th P «Ol. tfMi Mi* tlMwrcM 509 S. state St. 462-7305 Mon.-Frl. 9-5:30 Sat 9:30 5:30 Closed Sun. V Coniractor's Lie # 394178 y ' Re-Opens Tuesday, July 5 All your GLASS needs will be met at the SAME LOCATION as before 34 years glass-glazing experience with residential, commercial and autom^ive needs IIL/inil Ji ^HONE 462 6788 SPECIAL WEDNESDAY .BARGAIN MATINEE ONLY »2.00 Regular Times— Regular Aduits-4:00 Children—2:00 CONTINUOUS SHOWS NOW I UKIAH MERCHANTS PRESENTS FREE KIDS SHOW—THURS. 1 P.M. II NOW PLAYING - Don't Miss It! SPECIAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT RETURN OF THE JEDl Jlan's state budget is passed as currently drawn up, the district would likely receive a three percent Increase in funding. After final approval in September the budget remains subject to on-going revision. Noting that the San Jose Unified School District is facing bankruptcy, Gustafson said that Ukiah Unified Is in an enviable position. "As grim as things are, ladies and gentleman, we're better off than a lot of people by a long shot," said. MARK HAMIIL • HARRISON FORD • CARRIE FISHER BILLY DEE WILLIAMS • ANTHONY DANIELS I Continuous—1:3 0 -4:1 5- 7:00- 9 :4 5 k,ds 2 50 NOW PLAYING HELD OVER What a glorious way to spend the 4th of July weekend. PG [Continuous—1:10-3:23-5:3 1-7 44 -9:5 7^ rRK KID'S SHOW THURSDAY MATINEE Courtesy " Leading Ukiah Merchants' Get your FREE Passes from Your Favorite Merchant. -NOW PLAYING- If you thought the night before was funny, '/(^ wait till you see the next day. .'Olli Cf N U)H^ f 01 Ml Ms Sun—7:42-9:44 Continuous—1:36-3:38-5:40-7:42-9:44 _uuiuinugus— i: JP-J : JB-D :4U-/ :4z-9:44 NOW PLAYING HELD 6VEf James Bond's, aU time \ action high. 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