Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 18, 1999 · Page 12
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 12

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, July 18, 1999
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A-12—SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1999 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL July 18,1999 OBITUARIES Biren Samuel Kiggins Private memorial services were held for Biren Samuel Kiggins at the Kiggins' residence. Mr. Kiggins died Saturday, July 3, 1999. He was 28. Born in Calcutta, India, Mr. Kiggins was found lying in the street severely ill and taken to missionaries for treatment. After a search determined he was an orphan, he was put up for adoption through International Mission of Hope in Calcutta and adopted by Robert Kiggins and Gael Kreider of Elgin. In May 1984, he moved to Ukiah with his family, where he continued his education. After attending high school, he worked in many areas, trained in yard maintenance through Ukiah Valley Association for Habilitation, and did nursery work at North State Nursery. He is best known in the community for his work as an in-home caregiver, fixing meals, shopping and cleaning for the ill and elderly. He was also known for his smiling, jovial personality and befriending everyone. Mr. Kiggins moved to Fort Bragg in late 1998. He is survived by his parents, Robert Kiggins and Gael Kreider; a sister Josanna Kiggins of Ukiah; his grandmother, Helen Kiggins of Estacada, Ore.; a daughter, Misty; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, who live in both California and Oregon. Those wishing to send a remembrance are encouraged to donate to the new Ford Street Residential Recovery Center in Ukiah or Plowshares dining hall in Mr. Kiggins' name. Chapel by the Sea Mortuary in Fort Bragg was in charge of arrangements. Tillie Hardwick (Myers) Tillie Hardwick (Myers) died Thursday, July 15,1999, at her home in Ukiah. She was a warm and loving mother of Joe, Robert and Larry Myers, and Joyce Britton. Known for her "straight talking," strong personality, sound advice, caring manner and the best tortillas in the state, she became the "second" mom to many. Proud of her Native American heritage, Tillie was openly verbal about her ancestors who survived the Bloody Island Massacre in Lake County and fought the federal government for Native American rights. Her case, the "Hardwick" case in 1979, went all the way to the Supreme Court. It stopped the federal government's efforts to rid itself of the Native American problem by declaring these people were no longer Native American and thus the government no longer had any responsibility towards them. Because of the outcome of the suit, and her efforts, many Native Americans today realize long-term benefits from the U.S. government. Born on Aug. 1, 1924, to Joe Myers and Elisabeth Posh, Tillie Hardwick live most of her life on the Pinoleville Indian Rancheria, just north of Ukiah. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Her many rela- tiyesand extended family members live in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Sacramento counties. Tillie will be missed by all who loved her. A rosary will be recited for her at the family home today at 7 p.m. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Pinoleville Rancheria Cemetery. The Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. LOOSE DOG - A brown and white pit bull was found loose inside Safeway at 7:48 p.m. Friday and was taken to the pound. ARREST - Kimberly Cordar, 27, of Ukiah, was arrested at 2:13 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Talmage Road on suspicion of burglary. She was cited and released. COSTUME CON - Police answered a call at 1:50 p.m. Friday the Incognito-Hot Potato store on South School Street about a customer who gave a false name, rented a costume and is refusing to return it. REPORTED ROCK THROWING - Police answered a call about a possible rock throwing incident at 1:53 p.m. Friday in the area of Gobbi Street Highway 101 overcrossing. It was reported that someone was throwing rocks at vehicles, but when officers arrived, no one was there. The following was compiled from a report prepared by the Fort Bragg Police Department. ARREST - Charles Peart Quinn, 31, of Fort Bragg, was arrested Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call Office closed for the weekend. SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 8:23 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 6:10 a.m. •j High tide: 5:18 p.m. (Today) Low tide: 11:13 p.m. (Today) High tide: 4:53 a.m. (Tomorrow) Low tide: 10:58 p.m. (Tomorrow) AIR QUALITY Office closed for the weekend. at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of East Oak Street in Fort Bragg on suspicion of disturbing the peace, vandalism and obstructing a police officer. Police responded to the Oaks Motor Lodge about a disturbance being caused by Quinn, who resides at the lodge and has caused concern for his neighbors as well as law enforcement because of his behavior, reports the department. The FBPD has responded five times in two days to reports made by neighbors, and Quinn is on probation for past violence towards officers. He is also on medication for schizophrenic behavior, the report says. "Because of his bizarre behavior," says the police report, "it was believed that Quinn was no longer taking his medication and was possibly in need of mental help." Police were unable to get the him to respond to their inquiries about his well being, the report continues, and a county Mental Health Department worker was called. While the Mental Health worker was trying to talk to Quinn through his front door, the suspect allegedly forced a fixed blade knife through the door. When attempts to get him to open the door failed, the report says, a K-9 officer, Charko, and the Sheriff's Entry Response Team were called. Quinn was then taken into custody without incident, it says, booked into county jail, and his probation revoked. "Mental Health," says the report, "made arrangements to have Quinn evaluated once he arrived at the Mendocino County Jail." SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: ARREST - Larry Gahr, 52, of Ukiah, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheriff's Department Office on Low Gap Road on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.' ' Gahr came into the office to report that for the past year and a * half he was still without a permanent residence and was transient in Mendocino County, says a department press release. When the detectives learned he had failed to give a current address and update his registration as required by law, Gahr was arrested and booked into the county jail. His bail is set at $10,000. Those arrested by law enforcement officers ire 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 It In error should contact the appropriate agency. In the case of those arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an Intoxicant: all DU1 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 at 8:05 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of South Dora Avenue. A woman who had fallen was assisted. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call at 10:53 a.m. Friday on Mill Street. A woman in distress was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call at 1:28 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of South State Street. A woman who had fallen was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. POSSIBLE SPILL - Firefighters responded to a reported florin gas spill at 2:34 p.m. Friday at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. > MEDICAL AID - Firefighters responded to a medical aid call 41 9:40 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Waugh Lane. A woman who had fallen was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. : POSSIBLE FIRE - Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at 11 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of West Standley Street. When they got there, nothing was found. ROAD WORK ROADWORK PLANNED - Motorists may find traveling a littl'e more time-consuming next week as Caltrans projects on Highway 1 and Highway 101 get underway. v Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected for drivers traveling Highway 1 from just south of Fort Bragg to Little River Bridge neat the Highway 1-Highway 20 junction, Rick Knapp, Caltrans district director, said today. - j A $3.3 million repaving project will be underway at various loea^ tions, Knapp explained, and one-way traffic control will be in effect at work sites. > Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Highway 1 traffic will be reduced* to one-lane-only in Fort Bragg from near Elm Street north to Teg Mile Bridge due to moving operations. ; Work will be carried out between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. : Traffic on Highway 101 south of Ukiah from the El Roble over*: crossing to just south of Robinson Creek Bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning Monday due to a repaving project, Knapp said. .*.£: No delays are expected. '- Repaving will continue through the end of July. BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS - Bikeway improvements.will be made on North State Street from Ford feoid to just north of the Holiday Inn Express, reports Mendocino County's Department of Transportation, on Monday and Tuesday. The project will require some lane widening and restriping of all the lanes in the area to provide two bicycle lanes - one on each side of the road. Left turns will be restricted for the southbound Highway 101 off ramp turning.north- bound on North State Street during certain phases of the construction. CLARIFICATION The walking tour of downtown Ukiah by local historian Judy Pruden is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday and costs $5 per person. The tour is a fundraiser for the Mendocino County Museum. The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3: 6, 6, 5. FANTASY 5: 8,16,31,33,39. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 11, Money Bags. 2nd Place: 10, Solid Gold. 3rd Place: 1, Gold Rush. Race time: 1:40.17. LOTTO: 8, 20, 28, 31, 37,41. Estimated jackpot: $8 million. Heir to Camelot lived under scrutiny Fish By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - The nation first met him as the playful boy in the Oval Office, the brave little soldier at his father's funeral. It watched as he evolved into "The Hunk," a charismatic magazine publisher and heir to Camelot, keeper of the family flame. John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, grew up in the public eye, from his sad salute at his father's 1963 funeral until his plane disappeared Friday night on the way to a family gathering in Massachusetts. For many, he has embodied the "Kennedy mystique" - young, good-looking, seemingly invulnerable. JFK Jr., as he became known, has been a reluctant icon. He eschewed a political career for publishing, and avoided the troubles that plagued many of his cousins. His wildest act, at least publicly, may have been getting a small shamrock tattoo. His appeal transcended generations. His father was voted into the White House by the generation that fought World War n. He was bom while that generation raised its children and for them he would always be that little boy, in a blue coat and shorts, saluting his father's casket on his third birthday. To another generation, he was "the sexiest man alive" - a title bestowed on him by People magazine. New York's gossip pages simply dubbed him "The Hunk." The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Kennedy dated Daryl Hannah and Madonna, becoming an unwilling fixture on the gossip pages. He preferred staying out of the spotlight, living a "normal" life, hanging out with family and friends. Given his lineage, that was often impossible." John, although he didn't wish it himself, was born a star," said a biographer, Wendy Leigh, whose book was titled "Prince Charming." Almost from birth, Kennedy was famous mostly for being famous. "It's hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique," Kennedy said in 1993. "It's my family. The fact that there have been difficulties and hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer." He was born on Nov. 25,1960,2 1/2 weeks after his father's election as the 35th president. Church Continued from Page A-l Smith Streets, previously owned by the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The grounds around the church were planted with trees in February 1883. A hitching frame was erected for the convenience of those coming in from the country to attend church. In November 1892, the building on Oak and Smith streets was dedicated. The church was 56x78 feet on the ground, with an elevation of 24 feet. The bell tower was 70 f^t high and 16 feet square, while the auditorium was 46x56 feel in dimension, and 30 feel from floor to ceiling, r-d ground glps (in Gothic style) gave an elegant appearance to the edifice. Enough money was pledged so that the church only carried a debt for $1,000, which .the trustees proceeded to raise. The women of the church began were working in the Temperance movement in 1905. Still working for the cause in 1922, they held a debate on whether women could do more than men to enforce temperance laws. Then in 1918, the ladies worked on Red Cross projects. They raised money by making and selling quilts and did relief work for folks in Europe and also Armenian refugees. A flu epidemic in town caused the local health office to restrict church services one week to a short Sunday meeting where people were to wear masks. The next week regular morning services were held, but church members still had to wear masks. The church auditorium was redecorated and remodeled in 1910 for $400. And in 1924, the church remodeled further the 1892 church edifice by lowering the roof and applying stucco to the outside of the building, resulting in a mission style, for a remodeling cost of $12,500. The local Ministerial Council, made up of the different Protestant faiths in town, was organized in 1938, and it is still in operation. In August 1947, there was a recital to dedicate the church's Werlitzer organ and Maas chimes, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Cook. The Children's Building was built in 1954, and in 1964, the Friendship Hall was completed. J.D. Bonner officially became the first pastor on Oct. 26, 1861. Other recent leaders include: The Rev. BUI Duncan served as pastor from 1973 until 1994, when the Rev. Garry Zeek became senior pastor; Mike Dobbs serves as associate pastor, along with Dr. Tom MacMillan; and Gary McAuley is the youth director. For more information, contact the church office at 462-2779. Continued from Page A-1 released into rivers will give them a better idea if returning steelhead are hatchery, wild or second-generation hatchery. Until there are more answers, NMFS plans to limit the number Two reported dead in Ferris plane crash The Associated Press FERRIS, Calif. - An unregistered ultralight airplane crashed Saturday, killing the two people on board. The ultralight crashed near Gates Road shortly before 5:30 p.m., said a dispatcher for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The identity of the two victims was not immediately known. Officials believed the plane took off from Penis Valley Airport. of steelhead that can be planted in rivers. Bybee said NMFS understands how people like Townsend feel about it, but "we really need to find a way to focus their desires to make this whole thing work." 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