Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 9, 1978 · Page 3
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 3

Ukiah, California
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Monday, January 9, 1978
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AAonday, January 9, 1978 Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah,. Calif.—3 ore sex GAGGING IT UP — Bil Alvernaz, manager of the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, makes the "all's well" sign after this bunny scampered through the audience to inform Alvernaz that he had been overpaid for his last contribution to Playboy magazine. At right Larry Artmaji, Surprise to interested citizens outgoing Chamber president, smiles broadly as he waves the racquet ball racquet that was presented to him by Al Norris, the master of ceremonies for the Chamber's annual installation dinner held at the Broiler Steak Hbiise in Redwoiod Valley. Journal photos by MacLean. Willits recreation issuedecided By DAVID GBIDLEY Last week Willits City ^Manager George Gardner ^informed the press that the :city would seek funding for the position of recreation director and city maintenance person. He told the journal "The majority of the gauncil decided it was in the city's best interest to use CETA funds for the positions." Gardner had told conflicting stories to the press and various councilmen as to the date that CETA applications were due. The final filing was last Friday and the city's applications are now in. Certain councilmen were led to believe the city had additional time in which to make a decision. The moye came as a surprise to most of the community who packed the council chambers for the last month in support of continuing the present recreation program under the direction of Peter Hall. The last council meeting saw a split vote on a motion by Mayor John Snider to hire Hall as the city's AAexican "mud flows in CHICAGO (UPI) - The breakup of the "French Connection" boosted the importance of Mexican heroin — and ma(^e Chicago the nation's major distribution center for the drug, local and federal investigators say. As much, as 11 tons of the brown heroin known as Mexican, mud arrives in the city each year, Vernon Meyer, regional, director for the federal Drug Enforcement, Administration said.. In Sunday's edition of the Chicago Tribune, Meyer estimated the street value of that heroin at about $2 billjpn. Most of the transportation is controlled by the Herrera family, based in Durango, Mexico, law enforcement officers said. Two men named Herrera. have been arrested in" the past two months, one lasT week in connection with the largest heroin seizures in Chicago history. The Tribune said police and DEA investigators found profits are so immense that drug dealers, when arrested, routinely post five-figure bonds and jump bail to live in Mexico. At last count, 2,800 had become fugitives from American courts. v Hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit from illicit sale of heroin are funneled out of Chicago each week through currency^-exchanges which send'money orders to Mexican bank accounts. The supply of "white" heroin dried up when the "F;rench Connection" was severed in 1972 and Mexicans have been filling the vacuum with the less-potent "Mexican Mud." "permanent recreation director." Later in that meeting. Wilma Sweazey, a strong supporter of Hall as a member of the recreation commission, was appointed to. fill the council seat vacated by Bob Wierzbicky. It was' established by the city attorney that the motion was not defeated and could be reintroduced. It was assumed by most of the 'community, as well as members of the ^council, that this would be done at the next meeting in the event that a special meeting, was not held. Mayor Snider had talked with the Journal on Dec. 26. He expressed dissatisfaction over the act of vandalism on Councilman Jerry Shea's car foUowihg the last meeting. But said he would definitely be'at the next meeting where the subject could be reintroduced. The next regularly scheduled meeting of Dec. 28 never,came off, nor did any other legal council meeting. The meeting was cancelled due to lack of a quorum as only Councilmen Porroand Sweazey, both supporters of the current recreation program, were available. Snider, who had previously been very outspoken in favor of Hall, did not return for the meeting, and for the last two weeks, has been unavailable for comment. Despite the fact that no puhilic meeting had been held, a decision on the issue was reached, Gardner ' remained extremely elusive when asked about the details of the decision. He first said "the council had reached its decision last November in the personnel session," where the deletion of Hall was first discussed, thus denying any of the public input and votes taken since that time. He later stated that the decision was made "by way of a telephone poll of all the councilmen." Two council members, Frank Porro and Wilma Sweazey said they were never contacted about such a poll on the recreation issue. How thep was the decision made? Gardner further stated, "The council didn't approve of Pete's use of pressure pontics." When asked what he meant by pressure politics, he said, "Come on, you saw all the people and what happened at those meetings." He was alluding to the public support and ultimate dissatisfaction of the council's stand (or lack of a stand) on the issue. Evidently, he was saying the council felt the public's reaction was Hall's doing. The public may also take note of the fact that the council secretly slid in an agenda alteration as they moved the "oral publid appearances" section of the agenda to the last item on the agenda starting at this Wednesdays meeting. This item is time set aside where anyone in the audience is given the right to express his views or bring things before the council, not included on the agenda. The move is one that discourages public input by making it necessary for anyone wishing to speak to wait through the entire meeting before being given a chance to be heard. Evidently, the public's right to express themselves before the council is now assumed to be pressure politics and something that needs to be stifled. The haze - encircling the council's actions is raising many questions ds to the ethics and legality of the council's maneuvers. Why wasn't a public meeting called to decide this issue? Why were two council members sidestepped on the decision? Why hasn't the mayor made ahy attempt to clarify his position dnd that of the council by way of an open public vote? Why does a governing body, which is supposed to be receptive to public input take •steps to, discourage the public's voice? These questions need to be answered, quickly and honestly at a public meeting it the people of this community are to maintain any faith in their, city fathers. By LARRY QI, Penner Insurance Agency BURGLARS ARE HUMAN According to the FBI, serious crime has increased 150 percent in the past 10 years and home* burglaries have ftiore than kept pace. However, burglars are; human, and if you put yourself in their shoes (mentally only), you can reduce your chances of being burglarized. Experts estimate that only one percent of burg-, laries are committed by "professional^"! Most are crimes of opportunity committed by youngsters under the age of 21. They're geared, will t^ke the easy way out, and won't battle obstacles. ^ For example: burglars J ^don't like barking dogs, (whatever the size) and, ~ will go elsewhere. Also effective are good window latches (that are used) and burglar-proof door latches. There are inexpensive alarms that' make < enough noiise to scare away all of the amateurs. Burglars are himian. You can outwit 99. of them - if you tryl , This inforrtiatiori has been 'brought to you as a public service by PENNER INSURANCE AGENCy, 487 No. State St., UKIah. Ph.; Your one-Stop an swer to complete insurance protection - SACRAMENTO (UPI) - A report defining medical school courses on human sexuality has touched off a protest from college deans who deplore what they see as the unnecessary intrusion of government into the classroom. Assemblyman John Va$con- cellos, D-San Jose, who believes doctors should know more about sex' to better serve their patients, authored a 1976 law that requires medical students to recfeive training in human sexuality. But he said the powerful state Board of Medical Quality Assurance, which wrote the July report on improving teaching of sexuality courses, overstepped its bounds, although he said he believes the. state has the duty to assure the best possible training of future physicians. The board, which licenses doctors to practice, sent the report to the Legislature. , The Vasconcellos-authored statute is unusual in that it required the board to determine the content and length of training in human sexuality courses at rhedical schools. Traditionally, medical schools determine such specifics and are only required by law to give "adequate instruction" in various courses. But the board went even beyond what Vasconcellos' legislation intended. "The statute requires only that you determine the 'length and content' Of the required preparation," Vasconcellos said in, a draft letter dated Jan. 5 to board Chairman Dr.' William G. Gerber, "When you proceed to attempt to determine how and by whom the courses shall be taught it' is my sense (as a lawyer by training) that you have exceeded yoiir legislative mandate." In the report, the board called for a 30-hour course for future doctors taught by a "multidisciplinary faculty." 'The report said for to get his license he should receive. Courses in "sociocultural determinants of- sexual attitudes and values," "variations in sexual behavior, including homosexuality," classification and causes of "common sexual dysfunctions," and .techniques in the referral of sexual problems and sexual trauma." The course of study should also include "explicit sexual material such as films, slides, interviews, etc," the report said. "We think the setting forth in such detail is very unfortunate in terms qf the traditional decision by government to leave the details of how matters are taught to the faculty," said Dr. Clayton |lich, dean of the Stanford Medical School. Rich said he didn't object to the teaching requi'rements since Stanford already meets them a^id "all schools have courses in human sexuality," although they may vary; But, he said, "We're very worried about the direction the state is taking in setting out in such detail the way a specific course is taught. All deans in California are very worried about this." But Robert Rowland, executive director of the board, said it was never really the intention of the board to enter into detailed curricula planning. "That report was the old 2- by -4 against the,head to get their attention," Rowland said of medical schools. In an interview, he said deans have ignored the board's calls for discussion about curricula, ,and the report was merely a way to let them know that the board does have'some authority over the schools. RovC'land noted that the board has no power to courses deterniine curricula in California medical schools but it does have the authority to require that medical students study certain subjects in order to receive a California liewse. "This will point more clearly to the future role of the board," Rowland said. "Less cooperation from the dedns will mean more board influence.*' ' ^ / OUR HOUSE CALLS MEAN M WISE PROTECTION ... against insects & rodents. 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