Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on October 13, 2005 · Page 1
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Ukiah High cross country •Page 6 Weekend entertainment JEWELRY STORE BREAK-IN Transient held in coast burglary .Page 2 The Ukiah 50 cents tax included Mendocinp County's local newspaper URNAL »:*." ti* Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, a little cooler THURSDAY Oct. 13, 2005 • Pay raise for coaches unanimously OK'd Rainbow offer rejected By LAURA CLARK The Dally Journal Decisions made by Ukiah Unified School District board members at their Tuesday night Rainbow Construction partners despondent, The board didn't approve the administration's proposal to adopt a three*phase increase, in compensation for district coaches and other staff meeting lefti local coaches feeling jubilant, and mem bers on the supplemental salary schedule; Instead It unanimously decided to go with a two- phase approach. In 2004-05, coaches (68 total In the district) were paid $89,400, and an additional $22,800 was paid for co-currlcular positions, for a total of Ste UUSD, Page 16 THE ART OF PICKING THE PERFECT Many students In the Ukiah Unified School District will visit the pumpkin patch off Boonvllle Road this fall. Pumpkin Patch draws 3,000 kids each year By QUINCY CROMER The Daily Journal Nearly 100 students from Grace Hudson Elementary School welcomed the.Halloween season Wednesday morning, pulling red wagons through large pumpkin fields southwest of Ukiah looking for the perfect squash. The 1 11-year tradition continued Wednesday with four kindergarten classes and one first-grade class from Grace Hudson as the young children made their way through the fields at Pirate Pete's Practically Perfect Pumpkin Patch. More than 3,000 students visit the Stipp family ranch annually on Highway 253 just west of Ukiah, which was transformed into a double field trip with the Friendly Farm Foundation petting zoo. Walking through aisles of orange pumpkins, first grade Grace Hudson teacher Diane Klier helped her students pull a Radio Flyer wagon full to the brim with some of the best pumpkins in the field. "Words can't express how excited they get, They absolutely love it," Klier said about her students. "We tie it into teaching them seasons and the growth See PUMPKINS, Page 16 : . •• Amy W»llnll*/Tlw Dully Journal Adrian Vaca, top, pulls a wagon full of pumpkins at Pirate Pete's Practically Perfect Pumpkin Patch Wednesday, Vaca was one of about 100 Grace Hudson Elementary students who picked pumpkins at the farm off Boonvllle Roid. Above, first-grader Emlyn Northrup holds up the pumpkin she chose st the pumpkin pitch on Wednesday, At right, Grace Hudson klndergartner Adrian Rodriguez checks out several pumpkins before making a selection, Cannabis group will continue dispensing Hemp Plus Ministry employees say city has no authority over it By SETH PREEDLAND The Dally Journal An organization distributing medical marijuana will not cease to do so even after receiving a letter from the city calling its actions "prohibited," employees said, Hemp Plus Ministry, located on North State Street by Low Gap Road, is recognized as a church by, and the workers there are quick to point out that fact, "What I do in my church is my business," said Patrick Duff, who introduces himself as Reverend Patrick at Hemp . Plus. "Charley Stump has no authority over a church," Stwmp, the city planning department director, authored the Sept, 6 letter notifying the group that cannabis sale is illegal under the City Council.'s' May 18 urgency ordinance prohlbing new marijuana dispensaries, The council extended the ordinance for an additional 10,5 months June 15, Duff makes specific note of the division between business and religion at Hemp Plus, The front of the small building Is a retail outlet and an "education liberation station," full of legal literature and how-tos on "using wisely," To even enter through the store's second door, visitors are confronted by posted copies of Prop, 215, which legalized medicinal cunnabis in California and the .Bill of Rights, among other precedence-setting documents, See CANNABIS, Page 9 UKIAH HIGH'S HOMECOMING The Daily Journal's coverage of Homecoming Week at Ukiah H.igli School resumes in Fri-v- day's edition. As part of this , year's coverage, we have been running student essays ofl , Homecoming' (see Page 4 of today's edition for an Another Voice article by a sophomore at UHS.) Two additipnal student , essays on Homecoming will be published later this week. ,'We "know what we're doing is illegal, But it's the same as driving across a double yellow line to save a child,',' UKIAH MORRISON Willits effort gets national attention Sustainability work inspires others By CLAUDIA PEED The WIHIM News The work of turning the Willits area into a community where necessities are produced and consumed locally 1ms been attracting national attention: »In June, participants at a national economic localization conference in Great Harrington, Mass, knew all about the Willits effort. . in mid-August., the Willits Economic LocaLteation (WELL) group made the front page of the North Bay Bohemian under the pan. ner Peakocolypse Now! a reference to the arrival of peak oil, the maximum amount that can be extracted affordably. • At the end of August, an article on the subject in The Willits News was reprinted on the Web site of the national Energy Bulletin: Sounds lute a chapter from Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbaeb, commented the Bulletin editor, The book describes how the West Coast, "horrified by the ftnti« environmental and militaristic direction of the rest of the U.S., seceded to form the green nation of Eeotopia, The first signs of the movement were in the small towns of N, California, More power to Willits!" * At the Sept. 26 WELL meeting, seven people carpooled up from Berkeley and four from Sebastopol to hear an overview of the energy problem and possible solutions by WELL founder Dr. Jason Bradford, In the short-term, Bradford told them, the recent hurricanes have put 27 percent of the nation's oil refinery capacity out of commission, In the long-term, going over the peak of readily available oil eventually means investing more money and energy in oil extraction Hum the product is worth. Similarly, he said, the energy required for industrial. farming, including petroleum-based pestV ACCIDENT UPDATE Driver in Hopland head-on remains in critical condition The Dally Journal The man who was forced off the highway in a head-on collision Sunday is in critical but stable condition, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital said Wednesday, Douglas Bosma, 66, of Pleasanton, was driving south on Hwy, 101, when Annette Whitmore, 66, of Willits, lost control of her Subaru outside Hopland at around 5:15 p.m, on Sunday, Whitmore's northbound car flsmailed wildly before swerv- ing into Bosnia's vehicle, witnesses said, Whitmore died on impact, Bosma was airlifted to the hospital with major head injuries, and his wife, Patricia Bosma, 67, was driven by ambulance to Ukiah Valley Medical Center with unknown, lesser injuries. The medical center would not release her condition, The cranh is currency under investigation, according to the- CHP,

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