The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 29, 1994 · 18
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Thursday, September 29, 1994
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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Thursday, SfpK-n.U 29, 1994 A-19 SLEUTHS from A-1 Chance to solve a real-life mystery help Inspectors Earl Sanders and Napoleon Hendrix solve the Dec. 18 slaying of Fang, who died after two men robbed him just after he got into his van parked outside his noodle factory at 1051 Quesada St Possible TV segment "It's like playing solve the murder case," Sanders said. "I'll present the facts of the case, tell the students about things that we know about the caBe. Then, the students take those facts and try to solve the murder." The class, which will be taped for a possible segment on the television show "Unsolved Mysteries," will be held Oct. 15 at Horace Mann Middle School at 23rd and Folsom streets. For registration information call CCSF at (415) 561-1840. This is not the first time police have used a classroom to develop leads. The concept began in March 1993 when students at Hartnell Community College in Monterey County helped Pacific Grove police solve the August 1992 murder of a taxi driver at Asilomar. About 70 students attended the Hartnell class and wrote up scenarios about the killing of Jesse Dom-inguez by three assailants. As a result of the publicity from the class, a man came forward and confessed to the killing and implicated two other suspects. The case has not yet come to trial. Even if the students don't solve the San Francisco mystery, they may produce leads or new directions for homicide inspectors. "This might help bring witnesses out of the woodwork," Sanders said. "At this point, we have a mystery, and we need some help." Fang had just gotten inside the van with Sun Hong Yee, the forewoman of his Super King noodle factory. Just as he started up the engine, they were accosted from behind by two men who had broken into the back of the van. "Suddenly, there is a man with a knife to his throat and gun to her head," Sanders said. Demand, then a stabbing The two assailants both spoke . fluent Cantonese, as did Fang and Yee. They demanded money and grew angry that Fang did not have a large wad of cash with him, Sanders said. Apparently, one of the assailants got nervous and stabbed Fang. A bloody kitchen knife was found near the scene, as was a BB gun, Sanders said. Little is known about the two suspects, who are believed to be younger than 30. The two men had broken out a BROWN from A-1 Brown to mail plan to voters manager) is widely known for his direct mail campaigns. This campaign will have many pieces of direct mail yet to come." The mailing would answer many Democratic loyalists who have wondered when Brown planned to take the initiative in the campaign's final weeks. Recent opinion polls have shown Brown slipping behind Gov. Wilson. The book is likely to discuss Brown's previous positions on major issues but might also discuss what the Brown campaign has described as Wilson's failures on those issues. Presumably, it would be mailed within the next two weeks and be targeted at undecided, swing voters. The campaign move carries risk, since the effectiveness of the book will be judged by its content and presentation. Speaking in general terms during an interview earlier this week, Whitehurst said the Brown campaign in October would continue to outline the "contrasts" between the two candidates. "Those contrasts will be sharper," he said, "both in terms of pointing out his failures and showing her plan for action; a failed governorship vs. a new leader." Whitehurst did not mention any surprises, such as a mass mailing of a booklet, but said: "A lot of the voters will be reminded of all Wilson's failures that might be a big surprise. We would also bring into focus all the positive platforms she has, and hone in on what a Brown administration would look like." The tactic of mass mailing a book outlining a candidate's position has been used before, including by Rcilly, Brown's campaign a, ;. V Jian Fang was fatally stabbed in a 1993 robbery in Hunters Point. back window of the unmarked Chevrolet minivan as it was parked by a wall near the factory. They then climbed inside and waited for Fang to get off work. "These people had some prior knowledge about their intended victim," Sanders said. "They knew who he was, what he drove, where he parked and approximately when he got off work. They had some reason to expect that he might have a lot of cash on him." In the course of his work, Fang would frequently drive to Chinese restaurants that he supplied in The City and throughout the Bay Area, Sanders said. Often, Fang would collect payment in cash from small restaurants that would pay him right out of the register. Sanders said the assailants might have been familiar with his rounds and could have been former employees of a restaurant that purchased products from Fang. Also, Sanders said, "rumor has it that (Fang) was possibly betting on sports." If that was true, he might have been expected to have had a lot of cash on him the night he was killed, a Saturday, because most professional football teams played the next day, and he might have needed to cover last-minute bets. 'These guys were amateurs' Sanders suspects there were at least three people involved in the attack the two assailants and a driver. "I don't think they would go down to Hunters Point late on Saturday night without having a driver waiting for them," Sanders said. However, he added, the two men may have acted alone. "These guys were amateurs," Sanders said. "This wasn't a gang thing; these guys definitely weren't professionals. "I don't think they intended to kill him. I think they got nervous and stabbed him. I think they got in way over their heads, and now they're real scared." manager. Last year, Reilly's successful Los Angeles mayoral candidate, Richard Riordan, published a small book detailing his vision for the city. Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos used the technique in the 1987 mayoral election, as did 1992 presidential candidate Ross Perot. Darry Sragow, a leading Democratic political consultant, said he . had no knowledge of any bold move planned by the Brown campaign in October, but would expect to see one. "My experience with Clint (Reilly) is that he's very flexible, is Harry Saltzman Movie producer ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS Harry Saltzman, co-producer of "Dr. No," "Goldfinger" and other early James Bond film classics, died Wednesday at the American Hospital of Paris. He was 78. Mr. Saltzman had lived in the Paris area for several years. The hospital confirmed his death but released no details. He entered the British movie business Harry Saltzman in the mm- 1940s and made his name producing dark dramas including "Look Back in Anger" in 1959 and "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" the following year. Mr. Saltzman launched the James Bond series in the 1960s with co-producer Albert Broccoli. Jv-- i. 1 Md Sonoma ring plucked tons off coast, agencies say FROM EXAMINER STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS SANTA ROSA State and Sonoma County authorities say they have broken an abalone poaching ring that has plucked tons of abalone off North Coast rocks in the last few weeks alone. A man was arrested in San Diego as he took delivery of a 228-pound load of the delectable sea mollusks Wednesday, and at least six more arrests followed, said Brook Halsey Jr., deputy county district attorney. More arrests are pending in the North Coast's largest abalone poaching ring ever, Halsey said. "We don't know how long it's been going on," Halsey said. "We BASEBALL from A-l Congress takes aim at antitrust waiver journ by Oct 7, the bill has little chance of becoming law. Still, many members of Congress have expressed anger over the strike that began Aug. 12 and has wiped out the final 52 days of the season and canceled the World Series for the first time since 1904. Synar's bill would give baseball players the same legal status as athletes in other sports if owners unilaterally impose work rules. Baseball is the only sport protected by sweeping antitrust exemption. Basketball and football, for example, are exempt only as regards the negotiation of national broadcast contracts. The ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Hamilton Fish Jr., R-N.Y., opposed the measure. "I continue to be concerned about the necessity for taking any action," Fish said "In my judgment, the Congress should not intervene in an ongoing collective bargaining dispute, unless a national security issue is involved. . . . It makes more sense for the Congress to revisit the issue next year if this dispute is not resolved at that time." The bill to modify baseball's antitrust exemption had cleared its first hurdle Wednesday when it was passed by a subcommittee, but even then the players' association wouldn't say whether the legislation could bring an end to the strike. Another House panel, the Education and Labor subcommittee on quick on his feet and, given that the campaign has a gap to close at this point, I would be surprised if we didn't see some new tactics," said Sragow, who is not involved in the campaign. Sragow said Brown's campaign still needed to educate voters on her plans for the state. "I obviously have followed the race with great interest and talked about it a lot with my colleagues, and I think there is general agreement she has not yet formed a definitive political personality with voters," Sragow said. "Whether the correct tactic is to The hits, mostly with Sean Conne-ry as agent 007, included "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Gold-finger," "Thunderball," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "The Man With the Golden Gun." The partnership dissolved in the mid-1970s. Mr. Saltzman also produced "The Entertainer," 'The Ipcress File," "Funeral in Berlin" and "The Battle of Britain." Merllyn Mokihana Kiaaina Broadway's 'Bloody Mary' ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU Entertainer Merllyn Mokihana Kiaaina, who played Bloody Mary in the Broadway production of "South Pacific" and later toured with the show, died Sept 15 of complications from diabetes. She was 62. She appeared on Broadway in the 1960s and 1970s, and made a career out of movie and television appearances, playing in such shows as "Highway to Heaven" and "Island Sons." mi mm do know that there have been 10 to 20 loads of 300 to 500 pounds each flown from the San Francisco airport to Southern California over a period of weeks." The abalone were being taken off rocks on the Sonoma County coast, trucked to San Francisco and flown to Los Angeles, San Diego and overseas, he said. Halsey declined to estimate the value of the shipments, but said restaurants and stores buy abalone wholesale at $35 to $40 a pound. In Santa Rosa, abalone was being sold to retail customers recently for $69 a pound. The state Department of Fish and Game, the Sonoma County Sheriff and the Sonoma County District Attorney began investigating after authorities got word of the operation in January, he said. Halsey said the ring had used sophisticated countersurveillance equipment to try to avoid detec U "S -J" TV . A',':-. Mi AP PHOTOS BY CHARLES TASNADI Player relations committee president Richard Ravitch, left, and Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jay Bell testify Thursday before House subcommittee. labor-management relations, began a hearing Thursday on a bill by Rep. Pat Williams, D-Mont, that would impose binding arbitration if players and owners don't agree on a deal by Feb. 1. The arbitrator, much in the manner of a salary arbitrator, would select the final offer of one side. His decision would be issued by March 15. "Baseball fans are angry and sad and frustrated, and one of them is the chairman of this committee," Williams said. Destruction or worse Rep. Jack Brooks, the Texas Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that baseball was "on the verge of being destroyed or worse written off by the American public." go and bloody Pete Wilson or cre ate a positive aura around Kathleen Brown is a very fundamental strategic question. My answer is that they need to do both," Sragow said. GOLDBERG, Joel Steven GOLDSCHMIDT, Paul K. McCOY.WinnieLinn MITCHELL, Clair C. SCHAERT2ER, Cyril H. YOUNG, Sarah Jane 'Jlmmie' GOLDBERG, Joel Steven September 27, 1994 at home in San Francisco. Born June 1, 1941. Survived by his mother, Helen of San Francisco; brother, Arthur of Huntington Beach; three nieces, one nephew and loving friends and family all over this country. We will miss you Joel. Service to be announced GOLDSCHMIDT, Paul K. Accldently Sept. 27, 1994. Loving father of Brunhilde Merrill and Irmgard Boies. Idolized grandfather of Clifton and Jeffrey Merrill. Manuela Debbs. Tanya Non and Sean Bonettl. A native of Germany, aged 96 years. A decorated veteran of World War I and World War II. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral, Friday, September 30, 2 30 p.m. at DRIS-COLL S MORTUARY CHAPEL, 1096 So. Van Ness Avenue at 22nd St. Inurnment, Wood-lawn Memorial Park, private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Veteran's Home in Yountville, CA. McCOV, Winnie Linn In San Francisco on September 25, 1994 Loving daughter of Thomas and Linda Wong. Loving sister of Elaine, Lester and Lansing. Loving granddaughter of Chia Yl Liu Lum. Beloved wife of Ron. Friends are Invited to attend the Funeral on Saturday, October 1, 1994 at 100 pm at Evergreen Mortuary, 4545 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, followed by Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma. MITCHELL, Clair C. A native of San Francisco passed away suddenly on September 27, 1994. Beloved friend of Ted and Anita Mattson, Marie Whiteley and Frances Bigll-eri. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Longtime member of the Basilicans Don Worth Club. Ashes to be scattered at sea at a later date. Donations to your favorite charity. SCHAERTZER, Cyril H. In Petalume, September 27, 1994. Beloved son of the late Charles and Loretta Schaertzer. Loving brother of the late Loretta M. Cameron. Beloved uncle of the Orteiie and Porto families Retired Fireman with the City and County of San Francisco. Friends are invited to the Funeral Friday at 10:30 a.m. from THE CHAPELS OF ARTHUR J. SULLIVAN CO., 2254 Market St. bet. 15th t 16th Sts , then to St. Paul's Church for a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Committal, Holy Cross Cemetery. For Information, or To Place a paid Death Notice Please Call Ms. FORD, (415) 777-7320 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., 7 daysweek wm p tion, making investigators' work especially difficult. He would not eluborate. Arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony conspiracy were Van Howard Johnson of San Diego; Santa Rosa residents Eddie Wayne Blay, Debra Teresa Blay, Jerry Wade Mitchell, Paul Scott Saunders and Michael Kagley, and Randall Lee Blay of Redding. All but Saunders posted their $5,000 bond and were released. The abalone population along the California coast and in other abalone grounds worldwide has been ravaged in the past three decades by pollution, overharvesting and other human encroachment. In the 1960s, the California red abalone harvest averaged about 5 million pounds per year; more recently, the harvest has dropped to about 2 million pounds. Fish and Game officials say they suspect a lot of abalone poaching is "The barons of the game appear to have forgotten the fiduciary re State senator fined for fund violations ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO - The chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine for campaign fund violations that included dipping into his election fund to pay for his wife's modeling photos. Sen. Charles Calderon, D-Mon-tebello, also broke the law by using campaign money to buy tennis clothes and pay for entertainment at his son's birthday party, officials at the Fair Political Practices Commission said Wednesday. Any mass mailing also might end speculation that the Brown campaign is running out of money, a rumor being spread by the Wilson campaign and other Republicans. Death Notices YOUNG, Sarah Jane 'Jlmmie' At rest In her sleep, September 23, 1994. Loving wife of the late Wm. D. Young; mother of their four girls, Cynthia Young, Vickl Samo, Cathy Brooks, Betty 'Peps' Young and their families; daughter of Aileen Horning and sister of Barbara Moell. She was adoring 'Gammy' to Laura, Christopher, Tammy, Connor and Pumpkin. She also leaves many dear relatives, friends and PEO Sisters. A retired nurse, she and her husband later owned ASL Lab. A Memorial Service will be held Oct. 2 at her church home, Portalhurst Presbyterian, Taraval at Funston In S F., 1100 a m. with reception to follow at the church. Donations to Make-a-Wish Foundation, SF SPCA, or your favorite charity. HALSTED N. GRAY CAREW 1 ENGLISH Funeral Directors ashley & Mcmullen funeral directors 4200 Geary Blvd. San Francisco 751-8403 HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW I ENGLISH 1123 Sutter St, S F. 673-3000 24Hrs. 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Farther south, the industry along the coast has virtually disap-Mared with the near-extinction of black abalone, which have been attacked by a disease over the past decade. Much of the abalone served in restaurants come from legal abalone farms although there also is a flourishing abalone black market spect of a public trust," he said. However, two key provisions that the union had wanted were deleted before Wednesday's vote. The first eliminated what amounted to an automatic injunction against a salary cap until any lawsuits are decided. The second left it up to the courts to determine whether the union would have to decertify before a suit could be heard a tactic forced on NFL players when they sued after their 1987 strike. Union head Donald Fehr, testifying before the subcommittee last week, promised that if the original bill by Synar became law, players would end the strike, which began Aug. 12. Fehr wouldn't say if the amended bill, if enacted, would lead players to end the strike. Acting baseball commissioner Bud Selig also said he would reserve judgment. Man too ill for trial in threat to Clinton ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA - A man charged with threatening to kill President Clinton is mentally ill and unable to stand trial, a federal prosecutor said. Paul F. Walling, 48, does not understand the charges, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Reed said Tuesday. He will undergo four months of treatment at a federal prison in Butner, N.C., before being re-evaluated and arraigned. The next campaign reporting deadline, when all state campaigns must disclose how much they have spent to date and how much cash they have on hand, is next Wednesdav. 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