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FridHy, January 27, T978 Ukiah Dally Journal, Uklah, Calif.—5 The wel^wo^^ track between llkiah and the City bwoiues , ev^eri deeper this week as man}/ retailers trek to Merchandise ' Mart. Ida Kunzler of Gunnies recently attended fashion shows at the Hyatt Regency and the Airjxn'i Hilton at which challis skirts, shifts^ blousesand dresses softly sjqle, the show; The hemline, she says, is below the knees and holding, and dusty soft pastels ai\d khaki and army colors are "in". I shoxild haye k|^pt my husband's fatigut^!...Also off to "fashion" shows are Bill Fowler froni Pioneer Finniture, Mike Burnett from Wilson's, and Dale Davis from H & H Fxuiiiture. When they return, they will be able to tell us what is new and up-to-date in the way of home furnishings and accessories. My house, with its Early Matrimony furniture. Salvation Army carpets and drapes, and Handmedown accessories, needs their HELP! The cash registers have been ringing at Albertson's Market lately — top prize of $2,000 in the Albertson's Bingo game was won by Karen Ramos, of Ukiah; and a few days later. Lon Hultgren hit the jackpot for $1,000. Both winners, curiously enough, have four children, so you KNOW the money will come in handy. Lon, a county engineer and CalifOrTiia native, plans to spend some of his winnings on a new couch and then pay some bills. Karen, a homemaker who enjoys being "just a mother," is looking for a home and is looking forward to moving and decorating her new place. Some others Kave to work for their money; and,evidently they work VERY hard! New members of Century 2rs Million Dollar Club are Bill Barbei*. Don Starks, and Francine Long of the Ukiah office, and Erlene Pell of Cloverdale. Any other Realtors 9ut there whom my spies have not yet reached and can match these feats, please contact me. Broadening Horizons: Bill Reid, clothing manager of Value Giant, is being transferred to Mt. Shasta, CA...And speaking of broadening, the Pear Tree Cefiter is "expecting" again. The new addition will be the Pear Tree Deli, next to K mart on the west side of the mall, (also next to Baskin Robbins, Coffee Tea and Spice and Rick's Donuts — would I be accused of hypek-bole if I referred to the area as Fat City from now on??) Owners of the new store are Lou and Loren Ross from Cloverdale. Opening is tentatively, scheduled for early March. News to Me...a brand spanking new complex of shops right ^next to Mrs. Denson's Cookies north of town on lOl. In the riost beautiful of Redwood Vglley settings, the new center already b6asts its first occupant, the Redwood Valley Deli cmd Sandwich Shop. Spotlessly cleah and featuring fresh salads, cold cuts and cheeses, beer" and soft drinks, the shop will celebrate its Grand Opening on Sat. Feb. 11, but already is a popular watering hole for Willits-Ukiah commuters. A lesson in civics: Newly-appointedmember of the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is Guy Velardi of Ernies Wines and Liquors. Any resemblance to this writer is purely matrimonial. Also "getting invoivetl" is Al Stilo, Guy's partner, elected secretary of the Ukiah Kiwanis club. ' The Appliance Center is celebrating its 14th anniversary with a special sale; tomorrow from 12 to 4 p.m. Jenn Air's grill-range will be greatly reduced and other merchandise * will also be discounted tremendously. It's a "Fantastic sale you won't want to miss," says Linda Hall, owner-manager. The place to go is 512 S. State St, The "Big Event" of the year — the St. Mary's School Mardi Gras — is just around the corner, bringing a chance for everyone in town to get together in an enormous cooperative effort which brings out the best in everyone, plus an opportunity to have a lot of fun. Ukiah merchants have truly outdone themselves this year in opening their hearts and their pocketbooks to the organizers of the Mardi Gras and the kids of St. Mary's. Service stations have donated tires and auto accessories; jewelry stores gift certificates; clothing stores merchandise and gift certificates; hardware stores appliances and other goods, to the auction to be conducted by Arnold Bogner. Grocery stores have been extra generous with donations of food and goods to be used in booths and for the various meals served during the festival; restaurants have contribued food itenis and wineries have donated wines to be served at Monte Carlo night and the spaghetti feed. The names and occupations of contributors are too numerous to mention here, hut you know who you are, and aU of Ukiah thanks you! Ciao. Thursday in Sacramento By United Press International The Governor Mondanaro —Gave testimony in his office on his poHUcally explosive firing of drug abuse official Josette Mondanaro, reiterating the action was based solely on an obscenity-spiced letter written on state stationery by Ms. Mondanero.' Disaster — Asked President Carter to declare that a major disaster exists in Kern County, which was ravaged by a hurricane in December. The Senate Passed Seizure—Reduces the number of criminal cases that exclude . evidence seized , Ulegally. (SB452 —Carpenter, R-Newport Beach. 21-17. To Assembly.) Defeated Proptax—Provides a $1.2 billion property tax relief prpgram. (SBl—Behr, R- Ivemess. 24-15 with 27 votes needed for passage. Permission was granted for reconsideration at a liater date.) > ^ Conference CommUtee Approved ' Peripheral — Authorizes construction of the Peripheral Canal. (SB346—Ayala, D- Chino. 4-2.) The Assembly Passed ' . Mother — Allows certain women state inmates to live in community centers with their babies outside prison. (AB512— Goggin,' D-San Bernardino. 43-22. To Senate.) Nursing—Permits the newly created Department of Health Services to take over operation of nursing homes for up to six months when the homes temporarily lose their license. (AB1279—Agnos, D- San Francisco. 46-24. To Senate.) Experiment—Provides protections for persons who submit to medical experiments. (AB1752 — Rosenthal, D-Los Angeles. 659. To Seriate.) . Rape—Repeals a law requiring that persons under 14 years old must be proven to be physically capable of committing rape to be convicted of the crime. (AB2075— Boatwright, D-Concord. '71-0. To Senate:^. Commi^jcfg Approved Ways and Means Inventory — Elimitiates the business inventory tax. (AB7X —L^Ockyer, D-San Leandro. 163. To floor.) Wells sets campaign committee Diiane Wells, iHiulidatc for c »>unty assesstu- in the June piimarit ^s today annouiictHl the appointment (|>f c .o chairpersons of his ctnnpnign v o ni m i 11' e iti . G e o r g e Kueneman of Ukiah was appointed co-chairpcr.sun for the eastern portion of the county, and Virninia "Ginger" Petersen of Fori Bragg was appointed' for the ciwstal area. Petereen has resided in Fort Bragg since 1972. She is the principal owner of V. E. Petersen & Associates. The firm specializes in appraisals of all types of properties. Previous to moving to Fort Bragg„ Petersen was associated with the appraisal firm of R. M. Rhodes & Company, Inc. in the Sacramento Valley. She is a member of the American association of Certified Appraisers. Hel- husband, Robert C. Petersen iS an attorney in Fort Bragg. Kueneman has been in business in Ukiah for 12 years. He is currently associated with Pennington Realty. Kueneman is a member of the Mendocino County Board of Realtors and is currently chairman of their local governmental affairs committee. He and his wife Carol own the Hair Affair in Ukiah. TTiey have three children, Gregory, Tom, and Laura. Kueneman and Petersen jointly announced the key members of the'' Wells for Assessor canipaign committee throughout the county. They are Roger Howard and Neill BeU in Ukiah, Ken Smith and Carley Chase in Willits, Bob Black in Covelo, Forest Tilley and Del Wade in Fort Bragg, Emery Escola in Mendocino, Frank Tunzi in Comptche, Don Fraser in Point Arena, Joan Stometta and Doug Ringstrom in Gualala, John Peterson in Philo and Floyd Johnson in Boonville. Petersen and Kueneman also announced that Webb Brown, former county assessor, will be assisting the Wells campaign committee. Wells is seeking th^ post vacated by Brown last year. Arthur Church has been appointed to fill Brown's' unexpired term. Church has stated he does not intend to run for the office. Meeting on Hopland gym Monday A public meeting is being called in Hopland Monday evening for further discussion on plans for use of the gymnasium to the old Hopland high school. The meeting, at 7:30 pm., will be held in the Hopland elementary school, and Floyd Perry, president of the temporary committee for a Hopland Community Center, is urging anyone with ideas for saving the gymnasium for community use to attend the gathering. The temporary commiteee has had three meetings looking into the possibility of preserving the gym or of moving it to the elementary school site. The latter study proved disappointing as an estimated cost of moving the gym was $330,000. The building itself was appraised at $160,000 in 1965. The Community Center committee is trying to preserve the gym as a center for all segments of the community. Donna Glowers, a committee member, has been looking into possible funding sources. fill' I T „mt Dr. Robert Walhf Copley New* Servkff IIKAUV I'OK ACTION Diuuie WoUs, stalulinfi right, chief appraiser in the assessor's office and a candidate for county assessor in the June primary, Thursday announced the names of the co-chairpersons for his campaign. From left they are Webb Brown, former assessor, who will be assisting Wells; Virginia "Ginger" Petersen, coastal area; and George Kueneman, easte^ portion of the county. Journal photo by MacLean. Firestone is named new head of regional center Curt J. Firestone, former deputy program chief of the San Mateo County Mental Health Services Division, has been appointed executive director of the North Coast Regional Center: Firestone was appointed to the position last December by the board of trustees of the Nofth Coast Coordinating Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc., the contracting agency for the Regional Center. slated recently thgt "San Mateo County has been privileged to have Firestone's unswerving devotion and talent in the field of mental health for tlie past seven years. -Because o£ (Firestone's) expertise and concern for the develop- ;i(ientally handicapped, the community mental health program has been able to continually provide a higher quality of care for those in need." Firestone received his bachelor's degree in business administration from San Francisco State University and his Health Administration certificate from UCLA. He is affiliated with several associations concerned with mental health and has served on the executive board of the California Conference of Mental Health Directors and as membership chairman of the Association of Mental Health Administrators, Region VII, in 1977. Upon his appointment to the position of executive director; Firestone said, "The North Coast Regional Center program has an ekcellent reputation and a very stimulated and devoted staff. I am glad, that I will be a member of that^eam. We will be working together with all the agencies and concerned citizens of the North Coast region in an effort to continually improve upon the high quality services which are now in existence." > ZIPPER ZAPPED: Best- selling author Gael Greene says New York subway cars sport posters with far more raunch than the ones advertising her novel "Bhie Skies, No Candy" — she's indignant that transit authorities have ordered them removed. The ads for her novel show a woman's hand tugging at the zipper on a pair of jeans. Authorities say straphangers have complained they're offensive. CURT J. FIRESTONE Selected from over 235 applicants, Firestone began work on Jan. 23 and is located at the center's main office in Ukiah. The North Coast Regional Center, one of twenty-one regional centers throughout the\late, provides services to the developmentally disabled individuals , in Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake and Mendocino counties. A native of California, Firestone has been an administrator in the California mental health system for the past 11 years, having spent the last fouT' as deputy program chief. Act^ig as assistant director, he was responsible for the fiscal and personnel units of the department, the contract administration research and evaluation unit and the mental health planning unit. Prior to his last position, he , served as administrative ,coordinator for the Mental Health Services Division of San Mateo County for two and a half years. Before joining San Mateo's health department, he was a community program analyst for the State of California's Department of Mental Hygiene in Los Angeles, where he licensed mental health and mental retardation facilities and served as a liaison between county and state mental health agencies. He also worked as a senior administrative assistant and as an administrative assistant for the same department. Kegarding Firestorle's work in the mental health profession, Aii.'.'-mblyman l/)uis J. Papan, 19lh district, PRACTICAL TO BUILDING NEEDS NIE-CON STRWCTURES General Engineering & Building Contractors CC No. AB 316,161 STAN.JUETTEN BILLNIEMI /m) 462-1644 (7077 4Ai -013P P.O. BOX 445 TALMAG;E,<;A 95481 DcHlor Wallace: I have so many problems that I don't know what to do. 1 really need lo.talk to someone but nobody is interefited in my problems. My parents are no help. I've never been able to talk to tliem. . My biggest problem is that I'hi.only 15 and have been, taking hard drugs \m four years. I've already ruined the most important years of my life. I wouldn't.know IH)W to handle being straight after this long. Please help me. —No Name, Seattle, Wash. Dear N.N.: The fact that you wrote to me indicates that you arc in a great position to "kick the habit.'' Please send me your name and address so I can contact you personally. For the meantime, contact a clergyman, any clergyman, and explain your situation. He will know where to refer you for guidance and counseling in your area. Doit, young lady — you've got your whole life before you. Doctor Wallace: Here are my problems. I'm in grade school, a girl, and I'm 5'6". I'm taller than all the boys. Next year we will have school dances — should I go? Next —I'm getting fatter every day and my mom won't let me go on a diet. On top of that I watch too riiuch television. Finally, my mom is very old-fashioned. She won't buy me jeans, She makes me wear dresstS to school. How am I going to stay in fashion when Mom is so old- fashioned? —Petra, Rock Island, 111. Dear Petra: Let's start at the beginning. First of all we will gel after your weight. Even though you don't go on a "diet," you can lose weight. Don't snack at all be^ Iwcen meals and when you eat your normal three meals a day, don't take large servings and avoid anything that contains sugar or white flour, if possible. Next, instead of watching TV, get out and exercise — anything — ride a bicycle, play tennis, pick weeds — just do something physical and do it regularly. After a few weeks you will begin to notice a nice change.in your body shape. t Being tall is really an asset for a girl, you will see this when you are a little older. Yes, go to the dance. With your new shape, you will have more self-confidence and with ypur new shape Mother might just let you buy jeans— so get busy! Doctor Wallace: Please help me with my problem. My younger brother is a great high school j^ete, but lately he has started to smoke. I don't want him to ruin his career and his health, but I don't know how to handle the situation. Should I tell his coach, my dad, or should I talk to him? — Sylvia, Colorado Springs, Colo. Dear Sylvia; The first thing to do is talk to you brother. If this doesn't work, explairt the situation to your dad. If this doesn't work, talk to a good buddy of your brother's who also is on the t.eam. I would exhaust ev^ry avenue before I would contact his coach. But if it will help — do it!