Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 15, 1989 · Page 12
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 12

Ukiah, California
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Monday, May 15, 1989
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12 — MONDAY, MAY 15, 1989- THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL POLICE AND FIRE LOG Satanic cult fears rekindled 9 injured in county accidents Nine people were injured in county accidents over the weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol. Romana Brumley, 24, of Covelo was driving east on Fairbanks Road in Covelo around 9 a.m. Saturday when she went off the road for "an unknown reason," and ran into a 24-inch culvert. She and her passengers — Eugene Ray, 37, Melissa Case, 11, and Tracy Sutherland, 13, all of Covelo — weren't wearing scat- belts and were injured in the accident. They were taken to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits. There was no word on their condition. Just before 6:45 a.m. a 17-year- old Santa Rosa girl lost control of the car she was driving and ran off U.S. Highway 101 near the Retech building south of Ukiah. The vehicle then went down a 50-foot embankment. CHP Officer Tom Stone said the girl was arrested for driving under the influence and released for treatment at Ukiah Adventist Hospital. The girl's passengers — Elizabeth Callaway, 17, John Cavanaugh, 19, and Jonathan Young, 19, all of Santa Rosa — were taken to Ukiah Adventist Hospital for treatment. OBITUARIES Sunday afternoon a man drove his motorcycle off the edge of an offramp, onto a curb and eventually went through two signs. Ron Saulter, 45, of Ukiah was driving his motorcycle nouthbound off the ramp at 20 mph to 30 mph when the accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. The man wasn't wearing a helmet and was taken to Ukiah Adventist Hospital with major injuries. Fire calls The Ukiah Fire Department responded to the following calls over the weekend. Friday Q 8:20 a.m. 610 N. Orchard Ave., vehicle fire. Q 8:31 a.m., 1115 W. Standley Ave., medical aid. a 11:49 a.m., 140 Zinfandel Drive, assist ambulance. Q 2:55 p.m., 704 E. Perkins St., vehicle fire. Q 5:01 p.m., Lake Mendocino Drive, assist ambulance. Q 7:45 p.m., 3861 Eastside Calpella Road, medical aid. Q 10:37 p.m., 720 N. State St., assist police with traffic accident. Saturday q 10:25 a.m., 1240 N. Pine St., assist ambulance. Q 11:14 a.m., 927 S. Oak St., structure fire out on arrival. Q 12:02 p.m., 275 Hospital John Kenneth Mugliston A funeral for John Kenneth Mugliston, 76, of Ukiah will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop James McKell will officiate. Mugliston died Friday, May 12 at a Ukiah hospital. He was bom Jan. 3, 1913 in Southall, England and had lived in Ukiah for nine years. He was a retired caterer and a veteran of the British army. He was active in the Family History Center Library at the Mormon Church in Ukiah. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mugliston of Ukiah; children Jill Richardson, Raymond John Mu- gliston and Robert John Mugliston, all of England; grandchildren Amanda, Elisabeth and Michael Richardson, all of England; 22 step-grandchildren, 12 great step- grandchildren and a sister, Elsie Mylam of England. Memorial contributions to the Family History Center Library of Ukiah are preferred by the family. Burial will be at the Ukiah cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary. Harvey Vann Wingerd GUALALA — Private inurn- ment will be at a later date for Harvey Vann Wingerd, 72, of Gualala. Wingerd died Friday, May 12 at home. He was bom Aug. 21, 1916 in Picabo, Idaho and lived in Gualala for approximately 30 years. He was a retired millworker. He is survived by five children: Elsie Wright, Yvonne King and Harvel Wingerd, all of Oregon City, Ore., Patty Haines of Vancouver, Wash, and Connie Cunningham of Beaver Creek, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Irene Baldwin of Idaho. Burial of ashes will be at the Pt. Arena cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Haverfield and Cannarr-Fairlee Chapel By the Sea. Drive, aircraft standby. G 1:45 p.m., Lake Mendocino, boat fire. G 2:06 p.m., Lake Mendocino, boat fire. G 2:40 p.m., 275 Hospital Drive, aircraft standby. G 3:38 p.m., 52 Lorraine St., medical aid. Sunday G 12:12 a.m., 1300 State St., medical aid. G 7:41 a.m., 1400 S. Dora St., medical aid. Summit- Continued from Page 1 The Soviets, however, have moved more dramatically to ease restraints on public expression and have permitted competitive elections and a level of democratization practically unheard of in China. As a result, Gorbachev is seen as something of a hero to many of the Chinese students, who have been demonstrating for a month to press their demands for democracy and freedom. They sought to invite him to address them at Beijing University, but the Soviets deferred to their official hosts, noting Gorba- chev's schedule had been arranged well in advance. The last Soviet-Chinese summit was in Beijing between Nikita S. Khrushchev and Mao Tse-Tung in 1959 as Mao challenged the Soviets' leadership of the once- solid Communist bloc. Relations plummeted shortly afterward, and the Soviets pulled out thousands of technical advisers who had been helping rebuild China. In the years since, China endured the trauma of the Cultural Revolution, and the Soviets experienced what is now referred to as the "era of stagnation" but which is remembered here as a time of Soviet adventurism in Asia. The Soviets boasted the summit would achieve normalization of relations between the two powers, restoration of ties between their ruling Communist parties and set the stage for substantial growth in cross-border trade. The Chinese, however, have stressed the need for concrete steps to ease tensions, including settlement of their outstanding border disputes with the Soviet Union and completion of the Vietnamese withdrawal. By KEITH MICHAUO Journal Stiff Writer Renewed claims of child- abusing satanic cults in Mendocino County received fuel recently with reports the U.S. Army has been investigating a possible connection between child abuse cases here and those at the Presidio day-care center in San Francisco. Ukiah Police Chief Fred Keplinger confirmed today he asked Army investigators looking into allegations Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, a satanic priest allegedly involved in molestations at the daycare facility, to also look into similar molestation cases in Ukiah. A published report also said the Army officer might have been involved in the Jubilation Day Care Center case in Fort Bragg. The Fort Bragg investigation, which began in 1985, indicated some children were molested in church-like settings common in ritual abuse cases. Keplinger said the original cases in Ukiah came up several years ago. He said the police at first thought the children were molested by family members. Other suspects were named later and the children described "ritual type settings" and gave other information that led the police to believe the cases might be connected to the Presidio case. He said victims of the child abuse described "church-like settings, burning of candles and animal sacrifices." "We know there are other victims," said Keplinger, and urged parents to pass on any information they might have regarding the case. Victims of the child abuse described 'church-like settings, burning of candles and animal sacrifices.' Neither Keplinger nor a U.S. Army spokesman could give details about the investigation here or at the Presidio. Keplinger said investigators are caught between constitutional issues — the right of citizens to practice a religion of their choice, but not if it involves criminal acts. "(Investigators) will be dealing with the criminal allegations," said Keplinger. He stressed investigators are looking into child molestation and are not investigating satanism. Keplinger said city police and Army investigators worked together for several months, but the results of the investigation won't be disclosed until the Army completes its investigation. Tom MacKenize, the civilian chief of media relations at the Presidio, said, "We (Army) don't discuss cases still under investigation." According to a published report, Aquino and his wife, Lilith, have been under investigation since August 1988, when a 3-year-old girl accused them of molesting her. No one has been tried in the case, but charges against Gary Hambright, a former teacher at the daycare center were filed and dropped twice. It was also reported 60 children were abused at the center, at times during satanic rituals. Five of the children reportedly contracted sexually transmitted diseases. Lt. James Tuso. commander of county sheriffs detectives, also declined to talk about the possible Aquino connection with ritual child abuse in Mendocino County. He said, "We just don't want to jeopardize the case." Tuso echoed Keplinger's comments on the constitutionality of satanism. He said freedom of religion was guaranteed, but criminal activity connected to it is "a whole other aspect .... We won't tolerate criminal activity." Detective Gary Hudson — not related to Pam Hudson, a county mental health therapist who works with some of the children from the Jubilation — said there've been no specific reports of satanic rituals in Mendocino County. Hudson and Tuso said the sheriffs department has received information on ritual abuse, but not specifically on satanic cults. Hudson, who's received training in identifying ritual abuse, said, "We're not blind to (ritual abuse)." He added there were "a lot" of people "dabbling" in satanism. The confirmation of the intensified investigation comes one month after the bodies of 15 people, including one U.S. citizen, were found buried in a shallow grave in Matamoros, Mexico. Their deaths were the result of satanic rituals. Santa Rosa girl dies in fall from horse By KEITH MICHAUD Journal Staff Writer FORT BRAGG — A 7-year-old Santa Rosa girl was killed Sunday in Fort Bragg when she fell from a horse and either hit her head on the ground or was kicked by the horse. According to a county sheriffs report sent from the Fort Bragg substation to the Ukiah headquarters, Amber Marie Gray, 7, of Santa Rosa was pronounced dead at Mendocino Coast District Hospital just before 2 p.m. Sunday. She had "extensive head injuries and a skull fracture," according to the report. Lt. James Tuso, commander of sheriffs detectives, said the "tragic accident" occurred while Amber was visiting a friend of the family in Fort Bragg with her mother, Barbara Sue Jones. The friend, Mildred Scranlon, was also taking care of an 18-year- old quarterhorse. Around 1 p.m. Scranton took Amber for a ride. A black and brown German she- pard jumped out of the bushes as the two were near the intersection of Boise Lane and Pearl Drive south of Fort Bragg. The dog bit the horse and Scranton was unable to keep the horse under control. The horse threw Scranton and Amber to the ground. Both were knocked unconscious. Scranton came to and found Amber unconscious and bleeding from the head. The woman put the girl on the horse and walked it back to her home where she found Amber's mother. The two women took the girl to Mendocino Coast Hospital in Fort Bragg, where she died from her injuries. Tuso said deputies were unable to find the dog or its owner when they arrived at the scene. The accident comes just three months after another 7-year-old child died in a riding accident. Justin Brooks, 7, of Fort Bragg died Feb. 3 when he fell off a horse while riding by nearby Simpson Lane. Engineer, brakeman had record of safety violations WEATHER By The Associated Press County forecast Coastal cloudiness tonight with local afternoon clearing Tuesday. A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms this evening then clearing. Fair later tonight and Tuesday. Coast lows tonight 40s with highs Tuesday 50s. Coastal valley lows tonight 40s with highs Tuesday 60s to mid-70s. Interior valley lows tonight 40s and 50s with highs Tuesday 70s to mid-80s. Extended forecast Wednesday through Friday— Fair north and partly cloudy south Wednesday. Increasing clouds in the north and fair south Thursday, with chance of rain. Coast highs mid-50s to mid-60s. Lows 40s and lower 50s. Coastal valley highs 60s and 70s. Lows upper 30s and 40s. Interior valley highs 75 to 85 Wednesday and 65 to 75 Friday. Lows 40s to lower 50s. Mountain highs 50s and 60s. Lows upper 20s to lower 40s. California summary The low-pressure storm system that caused showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon in northern California was expected to move rapidly south. Precipitation was forecast to dissipate in the northern half of the state but bring showers to central and southern California until Wednesday. Only low clouds and local drizzle blanketed the coast of northern and central California Sunday night while inland skies were partly cloudy. Some showers remained over the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe with a few showers spilling into the San Francisco Bay region. Skies across southern California were mostly cloudy due to the storm system making its way south. Early morning temperatures ranged from the 30s in the mountain ranges to the upper 50s in Southern California and the south- em San Joaquin Valley. Highs on Sunday were mostly in the 50s and 60s across the state, with higher temperatures in the central valley and southern desert. Temperatures By The Associated Press Monday Temperatures Indicate previous day's high and c night low to 5 a.m. PST7 Afcany.N.Y. Abuquerque Amarilk) Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Billings Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Burllngton.Vt. Casper Charleston.S.C. Charleston.W.Va. Charlotte.N.C. Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbia,S.C. Columbus.Oho Concord.N.H. Dallas-FI Worth Dayton Denver Des Molnes Detroit Duluth El Paso Evansvilte Fairbanks Fargo Flagstaff Grand Rapids Great Falls Greensboro.N.C. Hanford Helena Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,Miss. 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Faulty brakes and overloaded cargo hoppers were considered possible causes of the crash of the 69-car Southern Pacific freight train, which jumped the tracks at 90 mph Friday on a curve where trains normally slow to 30 mph. Engineer Frank Holland, who survived the crash, had been cited for driving a train too fast on March 31,1986, and for failing to connect brake lines properly between locomotives on Feb. 13, 1988, said James Kolstad, National Transportation Safety Board acting chairman. Holland was listed as stable with a collapsed lung at St. Bcrnardine Medical Center. Brakeman Allan R. Riess, 42, of Bakersficld, who was killed in the crash, had been cited for failing to take action when an engineer exceeded authorized speed on Oct. 7, Kolstad said Sunday. The conductor of the runaway Southern Pacific train, E.S. Crown of Bakersfield, who also was killed, had no violations on his record, Kolstad said. 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