The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on March 1, 1978 · 5
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The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California · 5

Sacramento, California
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Wednesday, March 1, 1978
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I I I I 1 1 1 PI I 11 1 i 11 i I 1 1 From Bee news services ELKS RETREAT — The car used by five mentally handicapped Marysville area men who disappeared in a rugged snow-covered area of the Plumas National Forest was first seen Saturday morning Butte County sheriff's officials said today The vehicle was eventually reported Tuesday by a forestry worker who saw it Monday but did not make the connection with the missing men until the next day But today Undersheriff Richard Stenberg said he had infor New City Ordinance Bans Drinking Next To Stores Which Sell Liquor By PAM SLATER Bee Staff Writer It will be a misdemeanor by the end of this month to consume intoxicating liquor in the parking areas or vacant lots next to establishments that sell such beverages The City Council Tuesday night adopted an ordinance extending the city code which now bans the drinking of alcoholic substances on streets sidewalks alleys highways and public courts It was not a unanimous I3cision however Councilwoman Anne Rudin criticized the ordinance calling it a "Band-aid law" She complained the existing prohibition on sidewalk drinking is not readily enforceable and said she would not support "another law on the books that doesn't do anything at all" The ordinance was proposed last Autistic (Sims) wasn't allowed to be there" Gilbert said he was also looking into complaints the staff was being irregularly paid and that several stiff members hadn't received paychecks in several weeks "We were investigating where the money was going" he said Sevier repeated that none of the officials from several state health offices sense of humor in the administration is being upheld by Hamilton Jordon alone "And he's turning into a sex maniac" said Thompson to the roar of the crowd Jordon a Carter aide has been criticized lately because of his social gaffes including a recent report that he spit booze down a woman's blouse at a Washington watering hole Thompson said he never thought he would grow up to be a comic strip character called Doonesbury silly and hostile and had a few words for the strip's originator Garry Trudeau "It's a strange situation" Thompson said "I've never met the bastard" Blooms social hour at 11 am and luncheon at noon Wood lake Inn SIO per person A fashion show to honor past festival queens Babies Day March 8 Volunteers distribute camellia blossoms to new mothers Cheer-up Day March 9 Volunteers distribute blossoms to persons in hospitals and nursing homes Camellia Hat Luncheon — March 10 II :45 am Holiday Inn North International Friendship Luncheon March 11 I pm Red Lion Motor Inn $750 per person Camellia Folk Dance Festival and Pageant March 118 pm to 11:30 pm and March 12 130 pm to 3:30 pm 3:30 pm KIRK BACHUS I EARLY MORNING 'NE BLITZ ii ' t LEFT TONS 0 SNOW PRECARIOUI BALANCED ON "riia sTEEP sopEl it FOR THE MpMENT 114E INkASITA OF SQUAW CRE4 A2E SPAZED TA 1 ' AvALANCHE TAry SNOW is immiNE ' 111110W--""111------- t''l ---- - - IlUETT Continued From Page B1 Thompson I Continued From Page B1 1 Continued From Page B1 EARLY MORNING nit BLIzA7D mAE LEFT TONS 0 SNOW PRECARIOUiLY BALANCED ON "NE sTEEP SLOPES FOR THE MOMENT -ri4E INi4A$1TANTS OF SOLIAw ORM A2E SPARE) Ti4E AvALAscHE TAry KNow is immiNENT i : T i z : II 0 o 2 mation that the car was first seen Saturday morning after the men members of a basketball team played a game in Chico the night before Tracks led from the car through the snow into the forest Today a California Highway Patrol helicopter and a ground party searched for the men They are members of a basketball team which was scheduled to play in a Special Olympics tournament last month by Councilman Daniel Thompson who said public inebriates in his Oak Park district not only are an eyesore but cause much of the crime in the community His opinions were backed last night when about 35 Oak Park residents — many of them small business owners — turned out to describe community conditions Pies Fisher of the Oak Park Area Project Committee said that drunks "coerce young girls as well as young boys" The owner of a clothing store complained that drunks were hanging around the front of her building "Either I close up my business or the City Council has to do something to get (the loitering) stopped" she said "I'm getting cheated out of my business" said another store owner Jerry Finney deputy chief of operations for the police department said who visited the programs three sites in the last month ever said anything to any staff person that St Bernadette's was being operated unlawfully "The reason the facility's staff hadn't been paid was because the facility isn't paid in a timely manner by the funding sources" he said Sevier added that staffers' paychecks sometimes were delayed two weeks And on and on about how he had started the rumor that new heavyweight champ Leon Spinks was willing to take on oddsmaker Jimmy the Greek at the casino tables about how he can't smoke marijuana and work about how those in the audience should enjoy themselves now because in a few years they wouldn't be able to Why asked someone? "It's too expensive and too senseless" he replied And doctor what about cocaine? Thompson slammed his fist on the podium table "Cocaine is good for things like this" to 5:30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm Memorial Auditorium "Cinderella" the Theatre Ballet Company of Sacramento performing March II at 7:30 pm and March 12 at 3 pm Community Center Theater $3 to $775 Men's Camellia Golf Invitational March 31 I pm Del Paso Country Club $100 entry fee Women's Camellia Golf Invitational April 7 8:30 am Valley Hi Country Club entry fee to be announced Camellia Cup Regatta April 22 and 23 Folsom Lake entry fee to be announced WLJJU'R Saturday in Rocklin after attending a basketball game Friday night in Chico The men were identified as Jack A Madruga 30 of Marysville the driver William Sterling 29 of Yuba City Ted Weiher 32 and Gary Mathias both of Olivehurst and Jack Ilueit 24 of Marysville Willard Burris a US Forest Service worker said he found the car parked in the middle of the road Monday afternoon about 100 yards from where snow closed the road that under present law "We have to wait for them to get drunk before we can remove them from the scene (near liquor stores)" However one self-confessed public inebriate and resident of downtown's Ramona Hotel had bitter words for the new law "Where does a public inebriate have to go? A wino can't hurt anybody He can't even walk down the street" Mrs Rudin who voted no on the proposal along with Mayor Phillip Isenberg called for a report from the police department to see how many people were arrested under the law within a six-month period The council will consider adding an amendment proposed by Councilman Douglas Pope that would extend the law to include vacant or abandoned property regardless of its locale Of the 12 autistic children at the two facilities 11 are supported by federal or state funds through non-profit regional centers scattered throughout the state Sevier said St Bernadette's was receiving between $1625 and $1951 per month per child Sevier said he didn't know anything about the complaint that the staff was using drugs "1 can't comment about it 1 can't deny it because 1 don't know anything about it" he said But Sevier repeated his and the Koehlers' contention that state health officials are "harassing" the program "They don't understand these children and don't even know what an autistic kid is They measure the standards to an upper middle class home where mom stays home with two kids all day" In 1976 the Koehlers ran into trouble with the state for Operations at their Landis and Fair Oaks Boulevard properties Health officials accused them of using unapproved treatment allowing dirty maintenance and housekeeping having inadequate staff exceeding the permitted number of children and failing to get criminal clearance on all staff personnel The department asked the state attorney general's office t() initiate hearings to revoke St Bernadette's license but the office refused saying the state had insufficient evidence said Elisabeth Brandt deputy attorney general Fair Oaks fire officials still have not pinned down the cause of the Friday morning fire but have said they have no reason to suspect arson Tough For Horses SUSANVILLE (AP) — The winter death loss of wild horses was higher than normal this season in the US Bureau of Land Management's Susanville district officials reported Tuesday 40 my - owl foot i4T4 VALLEY $UM 143Lreo gluAsa ACCELERCED PREFRATIoN6 BANG NWE MINE AT DESPERVE Alitin 'R3 AVE2T TUE DolASTEct ro 401 THE SACRAMENTO BEE MADRUGA Discovery Of Car Spurs Hunt For Five Burris said he reported the discovery of the 1969 Mercury when he heard a news report the men were missing Burris said the vehicle had apparently been stuck in the snow for about two days He said the area was frequented by people hiking or using snowmobiles Ron Harmon of Yuba City a cousin of one of the missing men said they are able to handle themselves normally but their behavior tends to deteriorate under stress Head Start Chief's Firing 'Administrative' The suspension of the woman who has headed Sacramento County's Head Start program for the last four years was done for administrative reasons the head of the Sacramento Area Economic Opportunity Council said Tuesday "It was an administrative decision to release her and that is all I can say" SAEOC Director Essie Brown said of last week's suspension of Head Start Director Maureen Ross While refusing to comment in detail on the suspension because of personnel confidentiality Mrs Brown said that the agency's recent grant of $674000 in additional Head Start funds was a national decision that "no one person can take credit for" Last week Ms Ross said she was influential in bringing the additional federal Head Start funds to Sacramento The money will allow the agency to increase the number of children it can serve at one time from 687 to 1015 In addition SAEOC has received special funds to service disabled children and their parents Ms Ross said the reasons listed as causes for her removal are unclear Neither Mrs Brown nor SAEOC public relations officer Gene Ferche could be reached for comment at the time of the suspension "In all fairness to Maureen I must respect and protect her rights as well as that of the agency" by not commenting Mrs Brown said But as for the additional funds she said "We all get paid for doing a job and if we bring in $1 million for the agency that is what we are being paid for" Gualco Sets Hearings On Cloud Seeding Legislative hearings into the virtually unregulated practice of cloud-seeding were announced today by Sacramento Assemblyman Eugene Gua leo "Cloud seeding to increase rainfall can provide very substantial benefits — but there is also the possibility of disaster by triggering avalanches and killer floods" the Democratic lawmaker declared at a news conference Gualco noted public hearings and environmental impact reports are not always required before seeding and that anyone with $50 for a license can strew silver iodide crystals into cloud-banks The legislator noted there have been complaints that seeding caused flooding recently in Southern California but that the hearing will not consider such incidents Instead he said the Water Parks and Wildlife Committee he chairs will hear testimony March 31 on whether legislation is needed to regujate and supervise the practice By Fred Hull Itilitill11111111' e1we47 flrit IFAC1111611114 14 it I kapE LAaorNER AND pay' itA15 PLAN WORK rdy 0011 71Ait plIg 6 NE 1A6r saiR Elria OF 06 NILL Z I Wednesday March 1 1978 In Brief Mon Held On Assault Charges After holding sheriff's officers at bay for nearly five hours with a spear gun a 31-year-old Rancho Cordova man was arrested early today on charges of assault with a deadly weapon When they arrived at the home of Carl H Wade deputies said he was holding a fish-spearing-type weapon and threatened to kill them Wade's wife and two children were in the house with him a short time before he let them leave according to reports When Wade surrendered several hours later deputies test fired the weapon sending a spear through a wall Woman Shot 4 Times Man Booked Sacramento police have booked Charles Ray Young 50 on a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly shot an old acquaintance Arie Todd at least four times with a 32 caliber handgun Ms Todd 45 is in guarded condition at Community Hospital Ms Todd told police she and Young were having a drink at her Del Paso Heights home Tuesday when he took out a gun and began firing Young was later arrested at his home on Alder Street Massage Parlor Rapist Named Steven Goncha 34 of Sacramento has been identified as the man arrested Tuesday after he allegedly called a massage parlor employee to apologize for raping and robbing her earlier He was arrested at his Fulton Avenue apartment after the call was traced to that address Body Found in River Woman Arrested Sacramento police have arrested Mary Frances Robinson 38 and charged her with the murder of John Ed Hill 63 whose body was found floating in the Sacramento River at Miller Park today Police are still searching for another suspect in the slaying Police said Hill apparently had been struck on the head The coroner's office is listing the cause of death as undetermined however pending completion of post mortem examination Morales Sentenced In Murder WOODLAND — Convicted murderer Benito B Morales 29 of Broderick has been sentenced in Woodland to 10 years to life in prison for the May 22 shooting death of Alvin T Rice Morales who insisted he shot Rice in self defense moved for a new trial but that motion was denied Morales was convicted of second-degree murder Feb 2 The jury also found him guilty of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm Pollution Peril I Continued From Page B1 and Tuolumne counties The recommendation that the counties be found Out of compliance with the law is before the ARB executitve officer If he agrees with the staff the Environmental Protection Agency will determine what the area governments must do to meet air quality standards Because the act is new she said the EPA has not yet leveled any sanction but is requiring plans to show how other sources of pollution can be reduced "They (the ARB staff) readily admit that pollution is not generated here and realize there is nothing we can do about it but the idea is not to allow us to expand economically" Summers said "This would ha ve an economic stagnation oc economic recession effect on the entire area" he said ''It would not allow any growth" Earl Withycomb consultant to the Mountain Counties Air Basin based in Sierra County said the regulations Jobless Benefits Changes Seem Headed For Shelf By Associated Press A plan to increase state unemployment benefits and tighten eligibility standards may be dead for the year Gov Brown's aides have been negotiating with labor and business groups to achieve a compromise that would raise the state's benefits among the lowest in industrial states while tightening its standards some of the most liberal in the nation But key legislators say there is little hope of an agreement this year "I don't think we could get anything through this year" Sen Bill Greene D-Los Angeles chairman of the Senate Industrial Relations Committee said recently His Assembly counterpart Alister McAlister D- San Jose chairman of the Assembly Finance Insurance and Commerce Committee agreed saying "It may be that the political tides aren't favorable this year" Brown's employment director Martin Glick said "There's still hope of doing something" but he reported no easing of the deadlock that has lasted since last fall At that time the administration was talking about a plan to raise jobless benefits by about $90 million a year increasing the maximum from $104 to about $125 a week and particularly boosting payments at the lower levels where inflation's effect was greatest The increase was to be financed largely by establishing a minimum number of weeks worked for collecting unemployment benefits The most frequently mentioned minimum 10 weeks would have eliminated benefits for about 78000 workers The only requirement to draw unemployment benefits in California now is a minimum of $750 earned in the previous year Business groups have been trying for years to raise that minimum figure Page B3 1 are now being drafted to implement the act and it could be months before the area will know for certain what it is facing Under current rules if only 5 percent of the pollution is found to be produced locally steps taken in the valley areas to combat the problem will be assessed If those efforts would bring pollution to desirable levels the mountain counties would probably only be required to submit a general plan for cleaning up pollution But Summers said the elective representatives serving on the air basin board are unwilling to take a chance and a resolution opposing the ARB staff finding is being sent to each member of the Board of Supervisors "The ironic part is that on the one hand you have the state and federal agencies saying you have to do these projects like water and sewer but if we're put on non-compliance we can't get any grant funds to do them Summers said Organized labor which had pressed for an increase in benefits has not been willing to endorse a weeks-ofwork minimum Such a minimum is strongly opposed by the Screen Actors Guild and by groups representing cannery workers who would be hardest hit by it The California AFL-CIO's official position is that an increase in benefits should be financed largely by increased taxes on employers — which Brown has pledged to avoid Wade Aide Will Aid Matsui Drive Bill Bryan administrative assistant to Sacramento County Supervisor Fred Wade will take a leave of absence to pursue his property development business and work in the congressional campaign of City Councilman Robert Matsui Bryan said he will not be campaigning during the four-month leave for the Jarvis-Gann property tax limit initiative—a measure he helped quailfy for the ballot Bryan said he will vote for the measure Proposition 13 unless the Legislature comes up with something better Baxter Culver democratic candidate for the 5th Assembly District has sent letters to other candidates for the post being vacated by Assemblyman Eugene T Gua leo urging them to curtail campaign costs or it could "raise the question of divided loyalties" of the elected official grr1Pmgim ' o 1 1 THE SAC1tAMENTO BEE Wednesday March 1 1978 Page B3 1 ' r p 7 r — t -— 41 'Sr' : e A ' it ' -' 4 s1 o 1 w t ' '''S In Bri i A I F ef ! 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