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The Californian from Salinas, California • 13

The Californiani
Salinas, California
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Authorized Airless RepaifJCenter iiAXTT' Local Winning Ways: Salinas teen Yesenia Solis wins art contest3C SATURDAY January 19 2002 Californian RAY ESTRADA, CITY EDITOR Phone: 754-4280; Fax: 754-4293; E-mail: Tell us Tflne Blnae Amgels drop On the Met ADVANCE TEAM CHECKS OUT AIRPORT California International Airshow: your story What about those Raiders? As the Oakland Raiders move closer to the Super Bowl again this year, The Cal-ifornian wants to find the most loyal silver-and-black fanatics in the Salinas area. What sets you apart as a true-blue Raiders fan? What are your plans for cheering on the team during its Super Bowl bid? To share your story, respond in care of RAIDERS by e-mail to by fax to 754-4293, or by mail or in person to 123 W. Alisal St, Salinas, 93901. Please reply no later than Monday and be sure to include your name and a daytime phone number.

'They (the Blue Angels) are one of the greatest demonstration teams in the country in the world. It will be great having them here, especially after what happened last Roger Fulton, Blue Angels liaison Navy's precision flight pilots to appear at air show By Larry Parsons The Californian The blue-and-gold "bus" took an hour Friday morning to journey from Seattle to the Salinas Municipal Airport. It was no magic bus pulling up between two airport hangers, but an FA-18 Hornet plane No. 7 in the Navy's famed Blue Angels precision flight team. The roar of the jet, as it arrival of the two-man Blue Angels advance team sounded an especially upbeat note.

The 2001 air show was grounded by the Sept 11 terrorist attacks, forcing adjustment by volunteers RICHARD GREENTHE CALIFORNIAN made its final turn in crisp sunshine before landing, caused Harry Wardwell to exclaim to no one in particular, "I love the sound of freedom." For Wardwell, executive director of the California International Airshow, the Capt. Len Anderson, right, and Lt. Marcello Caceres, members of the Blue Angels precision flight team, visit Salinas Municipal Airport Friday. Anderson, the pilot, and Caceres, the navigator of the FA-18 Hornet in the background, were here to make ANGELSPage 2C ments for the team's appearance at the California International Airshow in October. Christian youth rally Slaby's out of running for Rialto job A.

4 What's next The search for a new superintendent will continue in the Rialto Unified School District until a replacement is found. No deadline has been a Datelines Compiled from staff reports MONTEREY COUNTY Freeze warning to continue The National Weather Service has extended a freeze warning and frost advisory for the Central Coast and the Salinas Valley for this morning, tonight and Sunday morning. Cooler, drier skies and light winds will continue through Sunday. The weather service advises protection of temperature-sensitive vegetation, livestock and pets. Also, drivers should be alert to wet-slick roads and patchy icing conditions in the early morning.

SALINAS Wanted man held for Texas With help from two Gonzales residents, police on Thursday night arrested a man wanted in Texas for indecent acts on 3-year-old and 13-year-old boys. The suspect, 32-year-old Robert Enriquez, was arrested at a business in the 700 block of Alisal Street, where he worked. The Gonzales residents, whom police did not identify, were surfing the Internet and came across Enriquez on the state of Texas 10 High-Profile Sex Offenders Web site. They tipped police to his whereabouts, leading to the arrest SALINAS Molest suspect gets 12 years A Salinas man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in A til 1 ft DORIAN HANNERTHE CALIFORNIAN City school chief was interviewed for position By J.Michael Rivera The Californian Without saying so directly, the San Bernardino County school district that expressed an initial interest in Salinas City Elementary School District Superintendent Robert Slaby has indicated it's moving oa The Rialto school board held a closed-session meeting Tuesday to discuss the search for a replacement for Irene M. Newton, who announced her retirement in May after 7 years as superintendent and 37 years in the school district "(Board president) Dan Mays reported (Tuesday) that the search will continue until the position is filled with a viable candidate," district spokeswoman Marilyn Cardosi said Friday.

"They're looking for more candidates," said Dolores Bocanegra, administrative secretary for the Rialto superintendent's office. Had he gotten the Rialto job, Slaby would have taken over a 27-schooL district that is considerably larger than the Salinas City district, which has about 9,000 students in grades kindergarten through sixth in 14 schools. Board members from the Rialto Unified School Dis David Read, 17, left, holds his hands over his heart Friday night during a Christian youth rally for Christ at Echoes From Calvary Church in Salinas. Twenty churches participated. Goal is resisting drags More than 100 people attend Salinas event "although I don't know when that was or if he is still being considered." Latham said Slaby told him the panel was "going to interview about eight to 10 people (in Salinas).

I knew they were coming to Salinas, but they didn't choose to interview me. The Rialto board's announcement came one day after Slaby announced at Monday's Salinas City school board meeting that the district will drop the Lorraine Monroe curriculum program. The program, which required teachers to write their lessons on the blackboard each day and other tasks, raised the ire of teachers and became an issue in the district election in November. Teachers criticized the $178,000 cost and said it required busy work that did not enhance their lesson plans. It wasn't clear whether the two events were connected, but several teachers said they felt Monday's decision was a step in the right direction.

"Regardless of whether Dr. Slaby is going other places or he is going with us, we will continue to work with the administration to get better communication between these departments," said Jae Bush, who heads the teacher's union for the Salinas City district "(Slaby's decision) was absolutely viewed as a step in the right directioa" Bush said the atmosphere at district board meetings is so much more comfortable since board members John Aaron and Foster Hoffman were elected in November. a chance to young people from Baptist to Lutheran to Pentecostal churches to assemble and share their love for God. "We just want to let them know that there are other places they can go and be safe," Nicolay said. "And for them to be with their peers." "We all have these differences on doctrine," said Salinas High School student David Read, 17.

"But what it all comes down to is Jesus Christ died on the cross." churches from the area participated in the non-denominational youth rally at Echoes From Calvary Church, 1025 Post Drive. More than 100 enthusiastic young people and adults attended the 7 p.m.-to-midnight event, which featured religious-themed songs, prayer, anti-drug and alcohol videos and dramatic performances. "We can all stand united for one God that's really what it's all about," said youth pastor the Rev. Bill Nicolay. The idea for the rally, Nicolay said, came from several Salinas-area youth pastors who meet regularly.

Friday's event was the first of its kind to incorporate so many different types of churches, he said. The rally gives young people a chance to feel a sense of camaraderie and a feeling that they are not alone in their resistance of drugs and alcohol, said Jerry Kennedy, community youth director. It also gave By Kelly Nix The Californian A youth rally Friday night at a Salinas church sent a message to teenagers that faith in God is the best way to overcome the pressure of drinking and drug use. Called "Chemically Pure for Christ," 10 different prison for three counts of child molestation, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office said. Superior Court Judge John M.

Phillips sentenced Jose I pleaded guilty to molesta Festival blends wine and food trict traveled to Salinas on Jan. 10 and 11 to interview current and former district employees about Slaby. The board had no comment on its visit to Salinas, but indications are clear that Slaby is no longer in the running for the Rialto superintendent post tion that began in 1998 when the victim was 7 years old and continued through' 200L Robles was a member of the victim's household. MONTEREY COUNTY I Holiday schedules rt l. Valley of the World continues today By Kelly Nix The Californian "Rich and buttery with a Skip Latham, board presi Stephen Passagno was the host and teacher of Friday's class.

Lockwood Vineyard is based in San Lucas. Teams of six people who paid up to $30 a person blended four different See WINEPage 2C off a two-day charitable event called Valley of the World Festival. Today, the event will move just down the street to the National Steinbeck Center for the Wine and Food Festival. Lockwood Vineyard Vice President and winemaker nology common at a wine-lovers seminar Friday night in Salinas. A wine-blending seminar held at a Taste of Monterey pitted wine drinkers against an experienced local, wine-maker.

The sold-out class kicked dent for the Salinas City Elementary School District, said Jan. 10 that Slaby told him the smoky flavor and a hint of Rialto district had offered him the job in the past, pineapple" was the termi UUbllHp iui iviui may iviai- I tin Luther King Jr. Day holiday include: I City, county, statt offices: Closed Courts: Closed MST buses: Some routes will operate on a Sundayholiday schedule; other routes will not run. Appeals court affirms Villarta murder verdict The court also rejected VU stepfather. His appeal also Call 899-2555 for route Information.

Trash: BFI in Salinas and Waste Management In Castroville will operate normal trash pick-up schedules. Postal Service: Closed Monday, no delivery Banks: Many closed Northridge Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jackson Villarta was found guilty after two trials. He was convicted of killing stepson and burying body under family home What it means An appellate court decision this week means Jackson Villarta of Salinas will remain in prison serving his conviction for the 1 984 murder of his stepson.

Jackson Villarta, who was found guilty of the 1984 killing of 16-year-old Christopher Denoyer, appealed his conviction by a jury that heard the grisly case 16 years later. Villarta, 47, was convicted of second-degree murder after two jury trials. The first trial ended with the jury deadlocked 9-3 for conviction. Police didn't discover Denoyer's body buried beneath a Navajo Drive home until 1998, after larta's appeal regarding the videotape that showed how Denoyer's shallow grave may have been dug in the home's crawl space. The court said the reenact-ment was relevant because it pointed toward the killer as being someone "with access to the house and knowledge of the residents' schedules." Again, other evidence against Villarta was so strong that "even if the trial court did cir the error was harmless," the court said.

said a videotaped police re-enactment of a grave digging shouldn't have been admitted. In a decision issued Thursday, the 6th District Court of Appeals rejected VUlarta's appeal and upheld his conviction. The court said there was sufficient evidence that Villarta poisoned the dogs to admit it as evidence of motive. Even without it, the court said, the evidence of Villarta's guilt was strong. By Larry Parsons The Californian A state appeals court OBITUARIES2C DeneceAdamietz Lola J.

Botsford Doris L.Campoli Jewel S.Sampson Elizabeth 'Betty' Stats Dovie I.Wilmoth another family bought the home and was installing new heating ducts. Villarta, who prosecutors said hated his stepson, drew a prison sentence of 17 years to life. Villarta appealed, contending the jury should never have heard evidence about the poisoning of two family dogs, an incident that Denoyer blamed on his upheld the murder conviction of a former Salinas man convicted of fatally shooting his stepson and burying the teen-ager's body under the family home..

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