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-MV 9 VWWVVVWTW f-f3! 9 i 9 t. rr ry rrrrrrrr 'w'f irv '1 i r- T- iTT rTF -r 9 9 9 9 9 9 THE TRIBUNE, Oakland, California Friday, December 18, 1887 SC M-S South County STUDENT LIFE EDUCATION This scholar will be spreading good will Seventh-grader gets lst-hand lesson in government Ji RE-MONT -When 24-; year-old George Skarpelos arrives at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile early- next QUAD DAQ Pit bull gets stay of execution UNION CITY In true holiday spirit, a Hay ward Judge granted Zlck, a pit bull terrier, a reprieve from execution a week ago by granting a temporary restraining order against the city. The male mutt was scheduled to be destroyed by lethal injection last week after he was nabbed by animal control officers in October following an incident in which the dog was reported to have kept a woman at bay in her home for nearly five hours. Judge' Michael Ballachey ordered the stay until a full hearing is held in Alameda Superior Court in Zicks owner, Harold Miles, was not available for comment on the death sentence postponement, but a petition filed by Miles for the restraining order claimed his dog had never shown signs of aggression. Police say the woman claimed she could not leave her house because the dog kept Jumping a neighboring fence and staying on her doorstep.

School graduate, who earned a degree in history from Georgetown University in 1985, will' spend nine months in the southern sphere' researching the Chilean perspective on UJS. foreign policy. "I am very happy the Niles Rotary is sponsoring me. I have always had an interest in Latin American affairs, so this is an opportunity to Increase my knowledge and also further the Rotary ideals of international goodwill. Skarpelos, who worked for the Voice of America for several years, plans a career in U.S.-Latin-American I George Skarpelos Indent Michael Lopes proved you dont have to be an adult to fight city halL The 13-year-old Fremont Michael topes dent voiced his concern about a faulty stop signal at a recent Newark City Council meeting.

As a result of his complaint, the city opted'" to spend $8,000 on a new traffic signal. Although Lopes attended the session to meet a requirement for a Boy Scout merit badge and had no intention of speaking before the council, city officials say the youngster rose to the occasion with tact and diplomacy. I Just started to tell them about the broken' signal because I thought it was kind of dangerous, said Lopes. He -said he was surprised by the citys action as a result of his peaking out. It was pretty neat, said the boy.

"I thought they would think I was Just a. kid and not pay any attention to me." month, he expects to be recognised more as an ambassador of good will than a visiting scholar. Skarpelos Is the recipient of a Rotary Foundation scholarship which is awarded to foster the service club's Ideals of international fellowship. The 1981 Mission San Jose 1 ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE rise iii South County By Rebecca Smith The Tribune VERAGE HOME prices In southern Alameda County jumped $10,764 in October from the same month a year ago. That gave the average home sold a value of $152,802.

The overall advance for the southern part of the county was propelled by sharp rises In Castro Valley Fremont ($22,987) and Hayward i The numbers do not mean that the average home in those cities actually appreciated by that amount during the previous year. Rather, it means that homes put on the market sold for a much higher price. Many of those homes may have been newly constructed. George Dodge, president-elect of the Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors, said the statistics can fluctuate widely and mask differing underlying conditions. It all depends on the mix of housing that is sold," he said.

If a new condominium project comes on the market, it tends to low-. er the average price of homes sold in an area. If a lot of single-family homes come on, it can tally boost it Cities with lots of new construction tend to show higher average sales Castro Valley and Fremont fit that mold. Cities with little room for new construction, such as San-Leandro, show more modest gains. In most areas, more homes were sold during the first 10 months of 1987 than during the comparable period in 1986.

The only exception was San Leandro. Heres a rundown of how prices rose in the southern part of the county as Well as a report on sales levels in 1987 through October. Castro Valley, $43,747 increase to $186,857. Homes sold: 349, 24 more than in 1986. Fremont, $22,987 increase to $160,959.

Homes sold: 1,720, 99 ahead of 1986. Hayward, $14,236 increase to $131,770. Homes sold: 971, 94 ahead of 1986. Newark, $13,423 increase to $142,175. Homes sold: 445, eight more than in 1986.

San Leandro, $8,374 to $134,600. Homes bid: 467, 45 fewer than in 1986. San Lorenzo, $13,457 Increase to Homes sold: 143, 16 more than in 1986. Union City, $12,068 increase to Homes sold: 982, 85 ahead of 1986. The Bay Area has always run ahead of the rest of the nation for appreciation, said Dodge.

Weve always had a strong in pri iwr at n. I By Hided Ueeqrnt other state-of-the-art features. The new Fremont Hub 8 Cinema, which boasts a computerised box office, the latest systems, Fremont a-glitter with eight new silver screens ment of snacks. The cinema was not massively swamped the first weekend It opened, but it is expected to do well as the holidays approach," said Don Bellew, 'manager of Fremont Hub 8. The 8-plex cinema can accommodate about 2,300 patrons.

It consists of eight cinemas all in various sizes. Cinemas 1 and 2 are thq largest. Marketing tests are used to determine what types of movies are shown and also the best time for their showing, said assistant manager Michael Phillips. The complex will carry a variety of films including such features as the art film, My Life As a Dog, now showing. The maximum times a film is shown in one day is about six, unless the movie distributor quests otherwise.

We start showing movies early as noon and our last show Is usually around 10:15 to 10:30 p.m., he said. Movies are gauged to all age groups. It's difficult to tell what age group frequents the movies here just yet, but it'll be easier to Yell that a year from now, said Phillips. Despite the two other cinemas located nearby; Fremont Hub 8 docs not feel any competition, said Rellew. And video rentals do not create much competition either because people still enjoy viewing movies on a big screen, said Phillips.

General Cinema Theatres operates Fremont Hub 8 as well as the Sun Valley Theatre In Concord, Dublin Place in Dublin, Southland Cinema in Hayward, Fashion Island Theatres in Foster City and the Hillsdale Cinema in San Mateo. Fremont Hub 8 is located in the Fremont Hub Shopping Center at thd corner of Fremont Boulevard and Mowry Road. By Sandy CharUUme The Tribune FREMONT Fremont Hub 8 Cinema opened last Friday, giving this city 23 silver screens. The theaters are outfitted with state-of-the-art features, including: Flush self-rising chairs that allow viewers ample legroom and an unobstructed view of the movie screen. Eight wall-to-wall screens with Dolby stereo in four of the auditoriums and the Lucas-film LTD THX sound system in the main cinema.

A computerized box office that allows advance ticket sales. An efficient refreshment counter supplied with freshly made popcorn and a. wide assort-. OVER THE FENCE he does them as well Kee, who admits to living in Fremont because it was cheap to buy there 16 years ago, has won the prestigious Joey Award for his moving Legacy to an American Tragedy film documentary about the Vietnam War Memorial Self-effacing as usual, Willie was quick to give credit to the documentarys produceredi-tor, Mary Jenkins, and his wife Jeanne, Just like they do at the Oscars. Congratulations to all.

Parish, author of the Amelia Bedelia books, and were thrilled to receive replies. They really worked on those letters, Kathy explained, noting that one student, a 7-year-old, mind, you, wrote: I really like how you use Well, she is one of my brighter students, Kathy pointed out. Some people just know how to do things right. Witness Castro Valleys Marie Davies, whose husband, John, threw her a surprise 50th birthday party with appropriately, fifty guests last month. Since Marie had only hinted that she wanted wanted something small and cute and big enough for golf clubs, I would say John did pretty well with the red 65 Mustang convertible he drove up in.

Not only was Marie surprised, but she admits hell be hard put to match his feat when John's birthday comes around. For though, Marie ays, Itll be a toy, and everybody should have a toy. Husbands, take note. KTVU cameraman, the Irreverent Willie Oh, said Nicholas, casually ripping off the bow along with hair the baby couldnt afford to loss, Now shes a boy," he said with a flourish. Kids may say the darnedest things, but 1 say, 1 keep an eye on that boy.

The odds are probably a million to one of this happening, but Edward and Emmy Evans of Fremont beat those odds. In a manner of speaking. The couple was not only called for jury duty at the same time, but out of a pod of thousands, were Instructed to show up on the same day, to the same courthouse, and eventually wound up In the same courtroom, Department 32, presided over by Jadge Mark Eaton. The wife ended up on the Jury, the husband was never called up. Its a pity they didnt beat the odds so spectacularly by each winning the lottery, though.

Kathy Nalls second-graders at Grimmer Elementary in Fremont are learning early in life bow to get results. They recently wrote to Peggy Carman Rusca At a City Council workshop in Hayward, council members discussed the Idea of putting a full cloverleaf interchange at A Street, in conjunction with Caltrans plans to widen the Nim-its. Since this would effectively encircle the Herr itage Inn and the Best Western Inn, City Manager Donald Blubaugh suggested an advertsing slogan for the motels: A freeway view from every room. i Council member Jnlio Bras then offered that it wouldnt necessarily be a problem and re- -called a hotel in St Louis encircled by Great, maybe they'll start a chain of them. The scene was the 85th birthday party of Niles resident Anna Ross when, as my favorite ex-Fremonter Jerry Semas says, 5-year-old Nicholas threw his mother into a quandary.

Nicholas was holding a 3-week-old baby girl who had a tiny pink bow taped to her hair. What's the bow for? he asked. It shows people shes a girl, bis mother explained patiently. v-.

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