The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on July 26, 1988 · 13
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r It a If r 3 3 t 1 t I I The Sacramento Bee Final Tuesday July 26 1988 Scene 5 Editorials 14 I i i 1 T Money can't buy memories of father she never knew t 4 1 - I ' By Lorena Nati ::Bee Sian Writer Jacquelyn Sweet never knew her father '1 Her mother a hardworking bitter worn- ! rim almost never spoke of the man who deserted them six months before Sweet was born While Sweet was growing up in a small - town in Pennsylvania and wondering w hat her clad was like hundreds of people in Sacramento were greeting him every day with a 'good morning' as they bought the day's news They knew him as eternally friendly Char lie Scheel a man who loved baseball never took a day off and made a passel of friends selling newspapers and Racing Forms to the morning crowd from his newsstand at lOth and K streets "Even though I never had any memories of him it makes me feel good to know he made a lot of other people happy" said Sweet 30 in a telephone interview from her home in Volant Pa It wasn't until Scheel died last spring that friends in Sacramento realized how little they knew They saw him every day but didn't even know his last name They ako didn't know that he had stashed away $67000 in cash In an Old McDonald's carry-vut bag a cache that Sweet will inherit as his closest living relative The money will help Sweet the mother of three and her husband Jay a correctional officer buy a new house It will help her get in touch with some of her father's 22 cousins Influx of prisoners due I iv 1--t ir' 41 1 e - ""- '''' ' ' ' 04 -0 - - - 4 - 1 4-4-lbrz - 41 t er-tyr-4:-:te 0-:fsp-ic Is - ''' -' I ' - 7 teT- 04'- 6- P - k 1 entNo f' - ' 'Ropt- Ntv- 0 likt0 t'0 '311 - jf o 1i i toLi e 11 " b 411311 IP le -0V1'7 p e 1 J C ' ' Z i0ir ' 7 iiii11VS los f i 0 ' 4 ri' ' -1 r r kb" V ft 1 0 - '''t ' '''t 4 ' ' - ' 4 ' ''r ' 'ir or' '4 e t - 414 0'4' 104C- ' " i ' - 44'?i Ipt41111 - ' 0 - " if ' i " Z' 11 I 7 ' ' Nta - -:''" ' ' -'o' '-'-- r '''' "1 t- '' '''' ' ' :''''- :'‘ - n-' it'a ' - - 10 '' 1 ' ivrerr'-11 '01 4'1 - ' 4- -EL ' Abtot c- — - - ' ' 7' '(‘' 1' ' '- - 1 :' rr F 0 '' : lin - r ' JO 4 ' 44 ' 4 44' ' ' :4 'o ' ' : :' ' A - - ' -r 7 '1 "A 4 ''' ' ' "' Inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove to 80 prisoners Overall up to 200 prisoners from the main jail move bunks to the old recreation hall which will soon hold up will be housed at the Elk Grove branch Branch jail prepares for inmate transfer By Nancy Weaver Bee Staff Writer The newly purchased beds have arrived and a new security fence is nearly finished at Sacramento County's branch jail — just in the nick of time for the transfer of up to 100 additional prisoners this week from the main jail "As 1 speak they're walking by carrying bunks" said Capt Robert Denham commander of the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in (irove on Monday -Chief Deputy Arthur Henrikson said the county has five more days to comply with a federal court order to ease overcrowding at the downtown main jail Technically however the deadline is today Federal Magistrate John F Moulds ordered earlier this month that the population in the main jail be reduced from a high of 1000 to the court-ordered limit of 755 by July 26 Jail officials say they probably won't make today's deadline but will make all the transfers within the provided grace period of five additional days If they fail the court could order the immediate release of prisoners "It won't be the first deadline they've missed" said Bertram Janes a retired judge and justice pro-tern for the state Court of Appeals who serves as court-appointed monitor of the jail A total of up to 200 prisoners from the main jail will be housed at the Elk Grove branch jail to comply with the court order won by Federal Defender Arthur Ruthenbeck Although an estimated 75 prisoners were moved last week another 100 await the completion of the fence around one barrack "We've seen some delay in terms of getting that security done" Henrikson said "We're ready to move people just as soon as they tell me it's secure" Janes who will report to the View from the tower at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center of the facility's newly converted security area magistrate on whether the pill has complied with the court order said the order requires the county to reduce the number of inmates "My recommendation would he That they be found in contempt if they aren't down within the grace period" Janes said Monday Although there were 958 prisoners in the main jail Monday morning Lief! (leeen Bre IP lienrikson said that total is always higher following a eekend lie said the jail has been averaging less than 850 prisoncrs We don't have any desire to play any games with the federal court- said Denham As soon as we can get them here we're go See JAIL page 82 I 2 held in fatal shooting await ruling on charges ti Bee Metro Staff A' The El Dorado County district WI I torney will decide today whether to prosecute two Grizzly Flat women A who claim they killed their mutual boyfriend in self-defense authorities ' said - Bridget Miller and Rachel le Rob- ker both 18 have told investigators " that 28-year-old Samuel Childress re- -:" peatedly beat and abused them Ac-)cording to Inspector Bill White of the county Sheriffs Department the 1 women said Childress was threaten1' ing them with a 38-caliber handgun ' Saturday when they decided "it was either him or them" ' Childress body was found Satur- ' day afternoon after the women k '1 called authorities to the rural moun-c tam n 'home he shared with them and a third woman who was not involved in the shooting Autopsy reports were not complete Monday but White said Childress was shot at least five times with the handgun an M-I rifle and a I2-gauge shotgun Since then Miller and Robker have been held in the county jail in Placerville on suspicion of homicide Under law White said they must be charged or released within 72 hours of their arrest "We're still interviewing them and tracking down people from Marysville to Sacramento who may be able to corroborate their story" said White The story Miller and Robker have told is of three women whom Childress dominated and abused physi Se SHOOTING page B2 INSIDE Name change fought 02 City planners oppose a proposal to rename Sacramento Boulevard in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr Opponents of the change suggested the King name be used for a park Soviets pair with Davis 63 A five-person delegation from Uman soon to be Davis sister city in the Soviet Union has arrived in Northern California The group will be in Davis until Saturday Weather B2 By Bill LIndelot Bee Staff Writer who turned up as authorities searched foi heirs to Scheel's humbly wrapped riches But it won't buy her the chance to know why her father disappeared and was never heard from again she said It became apparent that ( hrIu S 11(6 didn't want to be found when coroner's Iii vestigators turned up his worldly belongings in his SI 50-a-month furnished room in (he Golden Hotel where he died of heart diseise last May The news vendor left behind some photos a penknife — and (he bag full Of cash most Two young models who were kidnapped in May of 1987 recounted a three-day tale of terror Monday in the El Dorado County Superior Court trial of accused murderer Herbert Cocidington The girls at the time of the kidnapping 12 and II years old were on the stand most of the day They appeared poised and matter-of-fact in their testimony during questioning by El Dorado District Attorney Ron Tepper Occasionally they looked over at Coddington who is accused of killing the models chaperones Coddington looked down at the table during the sometime graphic testimony of the two girls The Reno teenagers testified that Coddington who went under the name Mark Bloomfield selected them to be in an anti-drug video during an audition at the Show case Finishing School in Reno Two days 11ter the girls were headed to South We Tahoe with the owner of Showcase Maybelle City pa Plan 11's: mg-then 1 By Jim Sanders Bre Sian mtg Worried about prospet Is of a high-nse haven two hey Sacramento City COMM' advisory boards recam mended Tuesday that a master plan be developed for the R Street corn don The dectsions bv the Sacramento Housing and Redeelopment ruinnusqon and the City Planning Com mission followed a 312bour pubin hearing on the fu?ur if the larvelv rundown Indastoal orridor The niaqt r plan tor the three block-wide strip between Q and streets from 2nd Street to rittal 2Inh Street or Alhambra Boulevard is expected to take 12 months and osi S250000 The action by the two advisor boards was a victory for the Sal ra mento Old City Association w h ir h collected more than 2000 signatures on petitions calhng for a detailed study of development In the urn dor David Nlogavero past president of the asso( lation told the two boatib that an R Street master plan would send developers a message that the city will no longer let planning 'run amok - "k'hat lAe need to make the P Street corridor to k Is regulator action that ends a Message to the By Tom Negrete Be Matt Hier and Jane Braxton Little lire ( orrepondent A change in weather patterns is expected to bring clearer skies Wednesday less humidity and Wm of the electrical 'torn is that pro duced 11000 bolls Of lightning and more than 40 small fires over the weekend officials said Monddy The National V4 eat her Servit e said the warm moist air from the Gull of Mexico that contributed to the lightning storms should de( line by Wednesday Meteorologist Ed Clark said there is a chance of some lightning tonight In the foothills but little or none by Wednes4ay night That forecast was g(00(1 news for the Cahforma Department of Forest ry wh ich reported 11000 lightning strikes over the weekend --- with each strike a possible match in the drought-stricken territory The ly S50 and $100 bilk He' left nt II no tification and rrv little to help inestiga!i track do n any relato es In ti t he left tie hind it phony Atli( h made the seat h ti en harder It as t icianninto missing heirs ine iti fli in that broke tlie iiiitts of de 1(! chit leads atItt fake ( tire! s rsto that folla‘ed his drain int of the itoestigaos John Mari h It heitid from one of st heel s to-corners tis Street Lrnild SIT 111 Ilt pigt 111 rlwelopinent stinniiinth Mal planning in this area wt! 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