Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 6, 1978 · Page 3
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, January 6, 1978
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Friday/January 6, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif.—3 Text of Brown's State of the State add ress SACRAMENTO (UPI) Here is the text of Gov. Edmund G.' Brown Jr.'s 1978 "state of, the state" message to the Legislature: Before I tallc of the year ahead, a thought about the past." It was a good year despite prophecies of disaster, poor business climate and. water and energy shortages. Our state experienced an economic boom unparalled in the nation. By the latest federal statistics, almost one half a million new jobs were created in this state and the people of California did this with half the energy growth rate of five years ago. Our miinimum wages were higher than the national average. Our commitment to senior citizens, our encouragement of women, minorities, handicapped citizens set a model for the other states. Oiir laws (x-otecting the environment were tough. New cars sold in California are now twice as clean as those sold elsewhere. Management of our coastline and beaches protects not only develbpmerit today but the enjoyment of future generations. Our laws requiring nuclear safeguards have achieved worldwide significance. This is California —the good environment, a healthy economy, and a commitment to fundamental equality. But as people, we're too young to look back and stand still with the achievements of the moment. It is time to build for the future,, The list of challenges is long. First, homeowners and reriters are getting discouraged. They want relief. "Rie rapid economic growth has driven up the assessments and the property taxes of millions. Before this month is out, you should put on my desk a $1 billion dollar property^ax relief measure, which w6uld place tight limits on local government and permanently curb runaway property tax increases; and do so without new across the board taxes. To make this possible, and°at your request, I am calling you into special session at 1:30 p.m. today for the sole purpose of enacting such a property tax relief measure. In addition, before the year is out, I ask you to abolish the business inventory tax. It will not only help business, it will provide jobs and ensure that the economic momentum we have will not be lost. Next, crime. I'll ask you again for new prisohs. It, is impossible for judges to hand oiit tough sentences if there are no places to lock people up. More effort will be spent dn controlling gangs, and new laws will be required to protect society from the mentally disabled, mentally disordered and violent offenders. And while we incarcerate those who break our laws, we must provide better opportunities to work and learn skills that will allow them to learn to become productive citizens upon their release. . Job training. Despite large sums of federal and state money, too many young peoBle have no marketable skills and no sense of work and little opportunity to develop. To correct this, I propose a 50 per cent increase in our ap- [K -enticeship progranrt. Pn the job training under- the guidance of management arid l^bor lias worked well in the construction trades and now must be expanded into new fields such as. agriculture, health and other white collar jobs, when in five years we can triple our present, apprenticeship program. Economic development. The key to our economic success is the unique blend of our natural environment, high technology and a genius for risks and innovation. California doesn't look back, it breaks new ground: Our ef- fors to conserve water, and energy, protect our land, our water, our air. At the same time, such conservation must make new jobs possible. Protecting oi^r agricultural land now will serve the next generation when millons more people will look to the abundance of our fields. One "quarter of our richest forest lands lay dormant, even though trees use solar energy better than any man-made device. Finally, I propose an initial five-year program of reforesting 300,000 acres. This will ensure future timber production and provide immediate jobs in a hard- pressed sector of our economy. California has prospered because of our climate| and our plentiful supply of energy in the form of oil and gas. As these finite resources diminish it is essential that this state invest in the future by ensuring new energy Drawings of two released in L.A. strangler case LOS ANGELES (UPI) Police hunting the Hillside Strangler have made public the drawings of two men sought for questioning, describing them as "smooth and precise" and calm in the face of. unexpected trouble. The drawings, based on witnesses' descriptions, were previously circulated to police departments but were nbt made public until Thursday. . The strangler — or stranglers, as some evidence indicates — killed 11 women and girls since early October, sexually molesting most of them. Almost all the bodies were found nude, dumped in a hilly residential area around Hollywood and Glendale. "They are definite suspects," Assistant Police Chief Daryl Gatefe told a news conference. But, he said, they are not the only persons being sought, and "we cannot say with any degree of certainty that these composites depict the person or persons responsible for the homicides ~ under investigation." "Both suspects have appeared on one homicide," said information accompanying the drawings for the benefit of police. "Their actions have been smooth and precise and they^ do not become urinerved when confronted with unexpected situations." c WEATHER SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - tJalifornia Extended Forecasts Sunday through Tuesday: Southern California desert areas — Variable clouds but generally fair and continued cool. Highs mostly in 40s Owens Valley, in the 50s on the upper deserts and in the 60s in low desert areas'. Overnight lows in 20s in Owens Valley and in the 30s on thie upper deserts; mostly 35 to 45 lower deserts. Southern California coastal and mountain areas — Variable clouds. Chance of few showers . northern mountains Mofiday or Tuesday. Continued cool'. Highs upper. 50s to low 60s in coastal and valley areas and 35 to 45 in the mountains. Overnight lows mostly in the 40s to low 50s in coastal areas and mostly 15 through the 20s in the mountains. Northern California Showers likely north portion and a chance of showers in the south Sunday and Tuesday with snow in mountains above about 4,000 ft. Partly cloudy Monday. Local fog in valleys night and morning. Little temperature change. Highs in the 50s to low 60s and lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low . ^titudes. Central California — Qiance of showers north of about Point Sur, Merced and Yosemite Sunday and Tuesday with snow above 4,500 ft. in the Sierra Nevada. Otherwise partly cloudy, and mostly jiry. Fog locally dense in valleys night and morning. Little temperature change. Highs in the 50s to mid 60s and lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s at low altitudes. The deep low pressure area ..spawning the weather of the past several days has moved northeast into British Columbia. Another Pacific low will be approaching the north coast by Saturday, but in the meantime California is expected to have some respite from heavy rain, snow and gale force winds which lashed the state Thursday. Northern California received the most rain — more than one inch in many areas and up to three feet of new snow at some ski resorts. Gale winds and heavy snow forced closure of Interstate 80 and some northern rivers approached Tlood stage. Highs Thursday were mostly in the 50s and 60s. A 71- degree reading at Blythe was the state's high. Snow closed highways in the Northwest and North-Central states and rain brought rockslides to northern California, while fog and snow plagued the Great Lakes states and southern New England. Interstate 80 was closed tod^y from Colfax to Truckee, Calif., due to,heavy snow, and rock limited traffic at Tahoe, Calif. fravel advisories were posted for Idaho and North Dakota, for blowing and drifting snow. One suspect was pictured and described as a white man in his late 20s with shoulder length brown hair, and possibly a mustache, standing about 5 feet 9 and weighing about 155 pounds. He was seen wearing a plaid shirt, blue jeans and blue and white deck shoes. The other is a Latin or olive- skinned Caucasian man in his mid 30s with high cheek bones, dark hair and mustache, standing about 5 feet 6 and weighing about 135 pounds. He was seen wearing a light blue suit. The descriptions match those of men connected with 'the slaying of the 11th victim, Kimberly Diane Martin , 18. Miss Martin, a prostitute, was lured by a man posing on the telephone as a customer to ah unoccugjet^ apartment in Hollywood, where other residents said they heard her screaming for help as she was strangled. The first suspect matches the description of a man some • witnesses said may have been using the apartment clandestinely off and on for sdme time, or a man who looked it over the previous day,pretending to be a prospective tenant. The= second matches the description of a man seen at a {^one booth in' the Hollywood public library about the time, the call was placed there that drew Missf Martin to her death. The best 'description of a suspect may have come from a man who reportedly grappled with him right after the slaying of Miss Martin. Some tenants of the apartment house lold reporters another tenant, investigating the screams, chased and scuffled with a stranger who ran from the apartment. Senior Center dance Saturday There is dancing every Saturday night for Senior citizens at the Senior Citizen Center, 495 Leslie St., Ukiah. Live music is provided and refreshments are served. Persons in charge of arrangements report that i^any seniors are not aware of this entertainment which is open to all seniors. Dancing is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. supplies. You've already' started with, the new 55 percent solar tax credit, but more is needed. • I propose substantial sums of state funds be invested in developing new technologies that will provide energy from coal gasification, geothermal, solar and biomass conversion and protect our quality of life for future generations if we join with private enterprise and the federal government to deal with the tremendous untapped energy potential of our state. When I talk of space, I don't think of movies. I see the future of our species penetrating the universe. This year, I propose the state invest $5 million in the practical application of satellite technology in communications and monitoring our natural resources. For the universities, I've set aside funds to enable the faculties , to establish a space institute, The space shuttle, built in California, marks the beginning not the end. It has the same potential as the transAtlantic (sic) railroad when fchat brought together to ends of this continent. It is opening up new possibilities in space. Ih the '809, I, see our universities and our aerospace industries .leading the world, in both exploring and using space to the enhancement of life on earth. Finally^ 1 turn to mental health. Our hospitals, have been troubled and our coni- munities have lacked' the resources that care' for the growing numbers of mentally ill and disabled citizens. Many of you have seen this coming for a decade. One has worked longer and worked with more perserverance than all others. Frank Lanterman, this is your last year in the Legislature and may it be the year of mental health. I will support substantial , increases for slate hospitals and for new and expanded care in the, community, to provide aftercare, to provide sheltered workshops, psychiatric intervention teams and the building of a truly integrated and human mental health system. 1977 has been good to most of the people in this state. Personal income increased by 12.5 percent. Our economy outpaced the rest of the ndtion and most of the rest of the countries of the rest of the world. We're emerging as a world center, part'of Pacific culture, united by history and geography with the emerging sector and part of this earth. We are a trading center. We can't shrink back from that into some kind of isolation. We have to recognize our capacity for exporting agricultural crops and our technological products. We also export our culture and our ideas. California has always been on the cutting edge, the cutting edge of new ideas, a great university, a great-legislature, and an honest government. ,1 want to see it that way. I want to build for the fiiture, I want to invest in it. What we do this year will affect-people for decades to come and I see over the years ahead a growing emergence of the people and the institutions of this state. People all over the world are looking at what we are doing. •You've been in the forefront of many things. The ideas that we formulate into law, come not just from a governor, or from one legislator or from one year, but from the -accumulated wisdom and hard work of the people Who have come before us and who will come after us. ' HARRIS PHARMACY GIVING A CHEER — The Ukiah Junior High (Pomolita) eighth grade cheer and songleaders, above, are preparing for their first competition Saturday at the Willows basketball tournament. They will be in competition again next ^day and Saturday in the Pomolita In'vitational at Ukiahi. The only f€$f f ha( couni§ isiheoneyon^ The first thing we do when you visit one of our showrooms is to hand you the keys to the Toyota of your choice. Challenge it. Take it where you want to, Decide for yourself whether ifs your kind of machine. Only if your decision is yes will a salesman talk specifics with you. Otherwise, just return the keys and be on your way. No strings. The fact that Toyota is America's best selling import doesn't neces- , sarily r^^eqp one is for you. But it sure improves the odds. LANCE TOYOTA 2650 N. STATE ST., UKIAH (707)462-8818 U our product do€§ir]i itnpitss you, nosalespUdiwHL

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