Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 17, 2006 · Page 1
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Ukiah, California
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Community sports digest PageA-8 A community I FORUM 'Giving Back' ! Why all-mail balloting? PageA-3 j Page4 INSIDE . TheUkiah World briefly 7 Mll 58551"6930r"o 50 cents tax included Mendocino County's local newspaper URNAL Tomorrow: Partly sunny FRIDAY March 17, 2006 Isaac Eckel/The Daily Journal The California Forestry Products Commission mascot "Tommy the 2x4" greets children during Education Day at the Redwood Region Logging Conference on Thursday. Kids' day highlights wildlife By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal "Growing Timber Families" is the theme of the 68th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference in Ukiah. Activities run the gamut from equipment demonstrations to social events and live auctions during the conference which began Thursday and will continue through Saturday at Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. "This is an industry where individuals come together to support one another to reach a common goal," said RRLC president John Iversen of the conference theme. "Companies of all aspects of the industry are often family run and the trade is often passed on from generation to generation." Logging equipment from vendors across the country will be on display all three days, showcasing the latest in tools for all types of logging operators. Elsewhere, the tools from the early days of logging were on display. Thursday was Education Day at the conference. Over 1,500 local school children were in attendance to see the lumberjack show, chainsaw carving, resource exhibits and hear presentations from former Fish and Game employee Ted Wooster who was. there to See LOGGING, Page A-13 Ted Wooster, a former Fish and Game employee, talks to students about nature and wildlife during the Redwood Region Logging Conference. Robbery foiled at Laytonville marijuna club No connection thought to Les Crane homicide By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal One suspect is in custody and two more are at large after three men tried to rob Mendocino Remedies, a cannabis club in Laytonville, at approximately 10 a.m. •Thursday. Michael Duncan, 19, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery when he and two other men entered the shop on Monday morning, attacked a clerk with pepper spray and attempted to steal marijuana, said Mendocino County Acting Sheriff Kevin Broin. Other employees of Mendocino Remedies came out from a back room and chased Duncan and the others LEGSLATVE REPORT out of the shop. The three tried to flee in their car, but a Mendocino Remedies employee threw something at their car that caused the three to crash, Broin said. Duncan was held at the scene by Mendocino Remedies employees and the other two suspects ran off. The employee who was shot with pepper spray was able to wash off the chemical and did not need to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Broin said detectives from the Sheriff's office were investigating the robbery. 1 Mendocino Remedies was', closed Thursday afternoon, an- answering machine message • said the shop was closed "due, to circumstances beyond our, control." The shop should be- open Friday or Saturday according to the message. See ROBBERY, PageA-14 Lawmakers attack kickoff of private 'e-mail tax' By STEVE GEISSINGER MediaNews Group Sacramento Bureau SACRAMENTO - Within days, e-mail will never be the same. A private "e-mail tax" looms, critical state senators said Wednesday, as they announced creation of a new E-committee and plans for legislation regulating Internet changes. Internet giant America Online, on the other hand, says the change they will implement by the end of the month is good for everyone. Under their certified e-mail system, customers will pay a fee per message for guaranteed delivery. Meanwhile, the opinions of scores of Web users, analysts and bloggers run the broadband spectrum. But like it or not, AOL is set to charge legitimate marketers and other for-profit mass mailers - not trashy spammers - a penny or less for each guaranteed e-mail delivery to any of its 26 million users. Critics said the system would create a two-tiered world of e-mail service and greatly reduce the outreach potential of many cash- strapped nonprofits and small community groups. "It seems that AOL is setting a horrible precedent See EMAIL, Page A-14 ' SCHOOL LOCKER DEBATES IN THE COUNTY Can dogs search lockers? Should FB reinstall lockers? ^"^^ ' . „ _ rt» . TP^^kl \f nd?n «-!~«A». nlimi + +V*r* <-l nvr net .4 4-tm. . By DAVID COURTLAND The Willits News WILLITS - Willits school board trustees will be asked next month to consider letting Willits High School and Baechtel Grove Middle School officials use police dogs to search lockers for drugs. "Drugs at any school are a big concern, and likely they will remain a consistent concern," said WHS Principal Gordon Oslund, who is giving trustees his report on drug dog searches at their April 5 meeting. Oslund said if trustees OK the school safety plan, unscheduled searches of new lockers waiting to be installed at WHS would take place about once a semester. Oslund explained he began thinking about drug dog searches after looking at new student suspension figures for the school. See DOGS, Page A'13 By TONY REED Fort Bragg Advocate-News Fort Bragg Middle School students may be a step closer to having lockers the halls. Trustees will decide at next month' s meeting of the Fort Bragg Unified School District trustees whether to reinstall lockers that were taken out several years ago. According to District Superintendent Steve' Lund, having lockers back in the school sites has both advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, Lund said students would no longer have to carry large packs of books throughout the day and they would have a place to put items such as winter coats and umbrellas while in class. He said that whenever students approach him they express support for the concept, and that parents also expressed concern during a recent parent meeting. "I have not had one student come up to me and say lockers are a bad idea," he said, noting that he has not talked to all students. Disadvantages of having lockers include hallway noise and increased demand on staff tune to See LOCKERS, Page A.13 "Where. Service Counts/", As Always Shop Us First & Save A Lot OFF or more purchase. 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