Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 27, 1985 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 27, 1985
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2—Uklah Daily Journal, Uklah, Calif. Friday, September '27, 1985 Obituaries James A. Gifford Graveside services were this morning at Ukiah Cemetery for James A. Gifford, 71, of Ukiah, who died Sept. 26 hi a local hospital. Officiating was the Rev. Al Damon of Ukiah Presbyterian Church. Gifford, who was born March 5, 1914, in Missouri, had been a heavy equipment operator. He had lived in this area for many years. Surviving him are four daughters, Frankie Graziano, Dona Huff and Marilyn DeRoe of Ukiah, and Roberta Boysen of Linden; and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of.Eversole Mortuary. Albert MiloShattuck Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Grace Lutheran Church for Albert Milo Shattuck, 79, of Ukiah, who died Sept. 26 in a local hospital. Pastor Russ Gordon will officiate. Cremation will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Eversole Mortuary. Shattuck was born May 10, 1906 in Massachusetts. He had lived in California 40 years, 15 years in the Ukiah area. A retired Mendocino State Hospital social worker and World War II veteran, Shattuck was a member of Lewis White Post 76, American Legion, and charter member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is survived by his wife, Ella Shattuck of Ukiah. . Weather Extended forecast Sunday through Tuesday: Fog and low clouds much of the time near the coast, otherwise fair. Highs at lower elevations will be in the 60s near the coast to to the 80s in inland valley. Lows in 40s and 50s. State summary Clouds from a weak upper level low pressure center located 300 miles west of Los Angeles will spread eastward today. This system will bring a chance of showers and isolated thundershowers to Southern California. The low clouds will be rather slow to clear in most valley areas and will persist along much of the coast through the day. Less cloudiness is forecast for Saturday. High temperatures will range from the 60s along the north coast to the mid 90s in the southern deserts. A deep layer of coastal low clouds spread inland throughout coastal valleys and into the southern Sacramento Valley and southern San Joaquin Valley during the night. Scattered showers fell in the southern desert., near the Arizona border. Skies were clear elsewhere over the north half of the state and partly cloudy in the south. It was a mild and muggy night with temperatures mostly in the 60s and high relative humidity. National summary Hurricane Gloria plowed into North Carolina's Outer Banks early today and was expected to blast its 130-mph winds along the Atlantic coast as far north as New England. A winterlike storm was forecast for the northern Rockies. At 1:15 a.m. EOT, the eye of hurricane Gloria was at the village of Buxton on the Outer Banks, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters said Gloria would race northward at a 25-mph clip early Friday along the shoreline of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. "The center will be over or just off the New Jersey coast by midday (Friday) and over New England late (Friday)," forecaster Bob Sheets said. A 200-foot pier at Atlantic Beach, N.C., was smashed Thursday, huge portions of the Outer Banks were under water, and the raging surf was running through the streets of downtown Morehead City, N.C. ,_A flood watch was posted for eastern Virginia, and hurricane warnings were issued along the coast. In Maryland, some cities along the coast had begun evacuation procedures, and traffic into the cities was restricted. Tides of 4 to 6 feet were expected along the Maryland coast. Residents of southern New Jersey were also encouraged to evacuate, and the New York City area was bracing for high tides, heavy rains and hurricane force winds. In New England, a hurricane watch was posted from Plymouth, Mass., to Eastport, Maine, and a flood watch goes into effect Friday for southern Vermont. Meanwhile, travelers' advisories were issued for much of Montana as a winterlike storm bore down on the northern Rockies. A travelers' advisory was also posted for the northwestern and north central mountains of Wyoming. Up to 6 inches of snow was expected in the mountains of Wyoming, and northerly winds of 20 to 40 mph may create local ground blizzards in Montana, the National Weather Service said. Thunderstorms hit the deserts of the Southwest Thursday afternoon, bringing gusty winds and blowing dust that cut visibility at Imperial, Calif., to a quarter of a mile. Temperatures City Albany Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Bakenfleld Baltimore BUllngi Biimarck Boise Boiton Brownivllle Buffalo Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Dn Motnes Detroit Duluth Eureka Fairbanks Fresno Great Hartford Helena Honolulu Houston Indiana polli Kaniai Las Vegas Los Anf Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee Minneapolis New Orleans New Oakland Oklahoma Omaha Palm Paso Philadelphia Phoenii Pittsburgh Portland; Portland, Rapid Red Reno Richmond Sacramento St. Loult Salt Lake San Die San Seattle Spokane Washington Falls City Xngelet York City Springs Robles HI Lo Pep 73 61 33 74 49 44 40 16 79 52 86 67 71 65 520 60 36 31 65 39 75 19 66 62 86 68 79 56 71 38 62 37 68 45 64 46 73 53 76 45 59 37 62 47 55 37 58 52 45 42 90 65 66 32 64 61 73 33 89 72 80 59 64 45 59 43 91 69 76 69 69 49 92 78 58 42 56 39 79 62 71 67 72 64 66 50 59 45 102 70 74 57 City Bluff Me. Ore. 72 57 376 04 04 1 99 72 81 53 lego Fra City tnclsco 68 57 78 50 70 44 (9 62 84 48 71 66 4 2 87 61 57 41 74 50 72 67 70 63 69 48 69 42 71 65 3.78 Markets Stock exchanges delayed; commodities closed NEW YORK (UPI) - The New York and American Stock Exchanges delayed the 10 a.m. EDT start of trading Friday as Hurricane Gloria created staffing problems for member firms. The New York Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange did not plan to open, and trading on Commodity Exchange, Inc. was to end at 10:20 a.m. The Government Dealers Association recommended that the market close at 10 a.m. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said, however, that its wires will be open all day and operations will continue. Richard Torrenzano, vice president communications for the New York Stock Exchange, said the NYSE was ready to open on schedule but some member firms were having difficulty. Robert Shabazian of the American Stock Exchange, which delayed trading for the same reason, said the Amex would monitor the weather. "We're going pretty much on a minute-by-minute basis. Over-the-counter trading was proceeding although The National Association of Securities Dealers New York operation, in one of the closed World Trade Center towers, was unable to function from that location. The Boston Stock Exchange announced it would close at 11 a.m. EDT. Four more years for Hovarter By PETER PAGE Journ«l Staff Writer Superior Court Judge Timothy O'Brien, saying he could find "no mitigating circumstances," sentenced rapist Jackie Ray Hovarter to four years in state prison for solicitation of murder. Hovarter, 32, was previously convicted for the abduction, rape, and attempted murder of a Humboldt County high school student last December. O'Brien sentenced Hovarter to nearly 20 years in prison for those crimes. The additional sentence, the longest possible, brings Hovarter's prison term to 24 years. Hovarter pleaded no contest to charges of conspiring and soliciting the victim's murder from his Mendocino County jail cell. Two inmates sharing a cell with Hovarter informed the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office of Hovarter's request that they aid him in hiring a contract killer to murder his rape victim and prevent her testimony. When Hovarter did meet the supposed "hit man," it was actually a Lake County sheriff's deputy working undercover. Hovarter now will stand trial in Humboldt County for the murder of Danna Walsh, a high school student found raped and strangled beneath a freeway bridge in Scotia in August 1984. Police Log Big plunge but driver unhurt A Eureka truck driver survived a hair-raising plunge over a hillside and climbed away without a scratch. According to the Ukiah office of the California Highway Patrol, Ervy R. Truby, 55, was was hauling a 42-foot trailer loaded with scrap auto bodies at about 3:30 a.m. today when he lost control on a downhill grade of Hwy. 20 east of Potter Valley. Truby's truck ran off the southside of the road and plunged over a 150-foot embankment. Investigators are uncertain if Truby was ejected from the truck cab or if he jumped, but he landed unhurt. Truby climbed back to the road and flagged a ride from a Suspects arraigned on robbery, kidnap charges Berkeley residents John and Kimberly Cooper and San Franciscan Robert Louis Ince were arraigned Wednesday in Little Lake Justice Court on charges of robbery, kidnapping and resisting arrest. The three individuals are alleged to have kidnapped George MacDonald after giving him a ride in San Rafael. They are also charged with stealing a six pack of beer from the Beacon deli in Willits. The defendants were arrested in Laytonville after being stopped by a sheriff's deputy. When the defendants repeatedly refused to exit their automobile, the authorities used tear gas to force them from the car. •GLORIA (Continued from page 1) Gloria took the same track as a 1938 hurricane that killed 600 people on Long Island and New England. "We are dealing with an awesome power equal to an atomic bomb," warned chief hurricane forecaster Neil Frank. "A hurricane is equivalent to an atomic blast every few minutes, really, in the awesome energy it releases," added meteorologist Wallace Demaurice. Wall Street was like an empty concrete canyon because the New York Stock Exchange closed for the day in anticipation of Gloria's onslaught. Officials estimated 100,000 people had been evacuated from Long Island. New Yorkers stripped grocery shelves of hurricane supplies in advance of the storm. Police set up an emergency command post, opened storm shelters and evacuated "all but a few stragglers" from Fire Island, where an estimated 30 to 40 people were stranded. "Some of them have been calling us and asking us f.o come out and pick them up, but because of the weather conditions, it is impossible," said Suffolk County Police Inspector Martin Raber. Volunteer firefighters and police with bullhorns went through parts of Suffolk County on Long Island advising residents to leave their homes At Wednesday's hearing, Judge James King refused requests to reduce the defenders' $10,000 bail, citing the "extreme bizarreness" of their arrest. Comments made by one of the defendants during the hearing suggest that MacDonald may have been a friend of all three individuals and that his kidnapping accusation is groundless. A source who did not wish to be named indicated to the Journal that 'there is a real question about the purported victim's story and that he is not sure MacDonald was a victim of anything.' King set the defendants' preliminary hearing in Superior Court for October 4 at 1:30 p.m. passing motorist. CAMP report Raiders from the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting reported the seizure of 764 pot plants Tuesday. The plants were taken from four gardens located in the area of Iron Peak, north of Laytonville. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reported no arrests or suspects connected with the marijuana gardens. Another 186 plants were seized from three gardens in the Albion and Mendocino areas Wednesday. There were no arrests. Drunken driving arrests Ukiah police reported two drunken driving arrests Thursday. Steven Allen Noah, 33, of Ukiah was arrested at Burger King on E. Perkins St. at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Filemon Ortega, 18, of Ukiah, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of N. Main St. and seek safer shelter; There were scattered power outages on Long Island and Frank Schnaue of Ballpoint on the south bay of the island .said, "I'm not going to be a macho man and stay here." The 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center were closed and workers repairing the Statute of Liberty moved the torch inside the famous monument in New York Harbor. Thousands huddled overnight in storm shelters in schools,, churches and government buildings and more than 1 million people in low-lying areas of the East Coast were urged to evacuate. As Gloria roared offshore past the nearly deserted Norfolk Naval Base before dawn, its winds toppled the 400-foot radio tower of WLPM in Suffolk and snapped utility wires that left 129,000 Virginians without electricity. The storm destroyed the boardwalk at Ocean City, Md., but Mayor Rolan Powell said there was little other damage "and we have come out of it smelling like a rose." Gloria made a brief but fierce landfall at the Outer Banks village of Buxton, sending its storm surge rolling over miles of the barrier island chain, ripping down power lines that writhed in flames on the ground, starting numerous fires. Gloria unleashed 14-foot-high waves and 120-mph winds on Morehead City, where city manager David Walker said, "This is like going to war." •DEMPLE (Continued from page 1) Anthony, Curzon, and Robert Wheeler had all been at a friend's house prior to the accident. Anthony and Gabrielle Sierra were returning to their Feliz Creek Road home when the fatal collision occurred. All four had seen Dempel sitting in his car, with the engine running, on Mountain House Road near the Big 5 restaurant immediately prior to the accident, according to testimony. Anthony Sierra and Wheeler were at the scene within seconds after the collision, they testified. "We heard the car accelerate, there was a sort of screech, and then a crash," Anthony Sierra testified. He said when he arrived, Curzon was bleeding at the head and futilely asking Dempel to get help. "I am drunk and I'm not supposed to be driving," he quoted Dempel. Anthony Sierra said when he was about to run down the road to his home for help, Dempel hit and kicked him and told him, "You're not going anywhere." Dempel, in a tape recorded statement to CHP officers the day of his arrest, admitted he had been drinking beer prior to the collision from about 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. When asked how much he had drunk, he replied "Too much." Dempel told the CHP officers that he thought the motorcycle was stopped in the roqd. After he disengaged his car from the motorcycle, he drove to his shop and called an ambulance, a fact verified by telephone company ' Morehead City 'Police ' Joseph Rose said Gloria sent-the surf crashing over Fisher Street — "I mean the waves are running down Fisher Street. We've got transformers popping all around us and it looks like about 30 percent of the city is without power." , , ., Dempel ear in S raigned Oct. ld"aT?:30 a.m. appear in Superior go'urt to be ar " HIRAM JEWELERS Ukiah's Largest Selectiofi of Fine Jewelry and Black Hills Gold. Compare Our Prices! 462-6866 Pear 1 ree tenter next to Kmart WE BUY GOLD AND DIAMONDS MANUFACTURING & REPAIR • OXYGEN • RESPIRATORS • HOSPITAL BEDS • WHEEL CHAIRS •WALKERS • COMMODES 24 HOURS R.A. MEDICAL CO. 463-0160 1165 S.Dora St., Suite A Ukiah, Ca. Let us serve that edible masterpiece from Italy to you... tomorrow night! SATURDAY 4 - 9 P.M. 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