Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 26, 2000 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, January 26, 2000
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2-WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2000 • THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING A quick read of the world Study says rural teens more likely to use drugs than those in big cities WASHINGTON — Illegal drag use among adolescents in small- town and ratal America is reaching alarming proportions, according to a private study today that urged the government to spend as much money fighting drags in non-metropolitan areas as it does in foreign battlegrounds such as Colombia. Eighth-graders in rural America are 104 percent more likely than those in urban centers to use amphetamines, including methampheta- mines, and 50 percent more likely to use cocaine, according to the study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.' Also, eighth-graders in rural areas are 83 percent more likely to use crack cocaine, and 34 percent likelier to smoke marijuana than eighth- graders in urban centers, the study said. It was released at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington. "Bluntly put, meth has come to Main Street, along with other drags and with magnum force aimed at our children, said Joseph A. Califano, Jr., president of the research group. "It's time for all Americans to recognize that drags are not only an urban problem." To help counter the trend, Califano called on the Clinton administration and Congress to adopt a $1.6 billion "emergency aid" package to help fund anti-drag efforts in rural America. On Tuesday, Clinton proposed a two-year, $1.6 billion aid package to Colombia, in part to assist with anti-drag efforts there. Clinton and Congress must match "dollar for dollar aid to Colombia with aid to the rural communities," Califano said. Califano's group used five different sets of data, from public and private anti-drug organizations, to come up with their results, and also studied data from state and local law enforcement agencies. Each data set defined big cities and urban centers in different ways, but in general, they classified rural areas as those with populations of 10,000 or less. "You've got no choice," he said. "You've got to pay." Clinton said he was releasing the funds after pleas for help from state officials. The money was to go to Alaska and Northeastern states "which have experienced the greatest hardship." "These funds will help keep more American families safe and warm, and we'll get them out there just as quickly as we possibly can," he said. BBBBHBMBMBI Picasso, a snappy, high-sitting town car billed as practical and drive. .... , . Putting the name to the car "is a strategic decision designed to pftl vent other companies from stealing the name and using it," said Cl^ Assoclated Press diaAndrieu, the Picasso Estate's legal adviser. ; "It's the family's approach to battling fakes," she said in a telephone interview. "A do-nothing attitude leads to exploitation." Some purists, however, are horrified by what they see as crass commercialism. "Assimilating genius with a mass-produced consumer item is scandalous," wrote Picasso Museum director Jean Clair in the daily Liberation. Religious quarrel sprouts on roadsides PORTLAND, Ore. — Foes of roadside memorials for car-crash victims are waging an ideological war with Christian believers by posting signs bearing black crosses with a red slash through them — and some with the Satanic mark, "666." The anonymous placards are part of an escalating public debate in Oregon over whether crosses and other memorials familiar in states across the country should be allowed at crash sites. Transportation workers recently began removing religious memorials after people complained they aren't appropriate on public roads. A state senator, Republican Marilyn Shannon, has launched a campaign to declare the religious memorials legal, and the Legislature's Transportation Committee is considering crafting a bill to legalize them. But some who oppose the religious memorials apparently have launched their own campaign. The activists left one of the black cross placards, with "666" painted in red, on Shannon's lawn. "You know what I think? I think they are in the minority, and this is a temper tantrum," she said. "I knew all along that this was about the atheists not wanting to see crosses on a public right of way." The state is showing no favoritism: Transportation workers who take down the religious memorials also remove the anonymous placards. Clinton gives State of Union amid big campaign events WASHINGTON — Wedged between the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, President Clinton grabs the spotlight Thursday night with a State of the Union address intended to promote the last year of his presidency and the political ambitions of his partner, Al Gore. It will be a speech watched by millions of Americans, probably Clinton's biggest audience of the year. Clinton will boast about the nation's extraordinary prosperity, which in February will turn into the longest economic expansion in history. He'll catalog hundreds of billions of dollars worth of programs he'd like to see Congress approve to crown the final year of his presidency — from health insurance and medical research to education initiatives and tax breaks for the working poor. It's Clinton's night and his big speech. But the president probably will be thinking, at least in part, about how his remarks could help Gore, the man sitting behind him at the rostrum of the cavernous House chamber. Five days before the New Hampshire primary, Gore will rash back to Washington to occupy that seat and lead the applause for Clinton. White House officials return the favor by keeping Gore's needs in mind. Asked which team Clinton favors in the Super Bowl, presidential spokesman Joe Lockhart turned to his staff and asked jokingly, "What do you think the vice president wants him to say?" Cuban boy's grandmothers eager for Miami meeting • WASHINGTON—The grandmothers of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez are ready to head to Florida for a government-ordered session with the Cuban boy while political maneuvering intensifies over legislation to make him a U.S. citizen. The two women made an impassioned appeal to Congress on Tuesday not to pass such a bill, saying Elian was a Cuban citizen and belonged with his father and them in Cuba. "It's our right to see our grandson and take him back home," Mariela Quintana, the child's paternal grandmother, said during a visit to Capi- tol.Hill. They won't be able to do that at today's session with Elian in Miami, however. The meeting, planned for 4 p.m. EST, was set as just a visit by the Immigration and Naturalization Service after efforts by the grandmothers to see their grandson in Miami on Monday fell through. They still looked forward to the visit. "I don't know if I'll cry or if I'll laugh" when seeing Elian for the first time in more than two months, Raquel Rodriquez, Elian's maternal grandmother, told CNN late Tuesday after the INS ruling. President Clinton supported the grandmother's cause, hinting he might veto the citizenship legislation if it passes. And those in the Senate seeking Elian's repatriation to Cuba suggested they might use delaying tactics, including a filibuster, to keep the Senate from debating the measure. . . .- ..... :,:, Whiter headache — rising fuel costs amid the cold , STAMFORD, Conn. — It was heartwarming news for needy residents straggling through the winter in New England and Alaska. , President Clinton released $44 million in emergency heating fuel funds on Tuesday. Authorities estimate the aid will help tens of thousands of U.S. families in coming weeks. A sharp and sudden increase in heating oil prices has stunned many consumers, including Alex Terentino of Stamford. He said he feels as if fuel suppliers have him over a barrel twice over. Terentino has seen the amount he pays for home heating oil go from 99 cents per gallon to $1.89 in a matter of weeks, while his bill for natural gas at his Stamford butcher shop has doubled in the last month. What's a Picasso? Pots and pans, and now a car PARIS — Pots and pans in China, underwear in Southeast Asia, trucks in Chile, and now, a car from France. Hard to believe they're all Picassos. In name only, of course. The Paris-based Picasso Estate, which represents the artist's heirs, spends millions yearly fighting the illicit use of what is arguably the most famous name in 20th century art. Which is why many French were shocked when the Estate gave its blessing — for a price it refused to reveal — to the new Citroen Xsara Still a vote catcher. Parnum Redi-Mix 462-5251 LOOK FOR THE WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY in the UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Which of These Costly Homeseller Mistakes Will You Make When You Sell Your Home? UKIAH- A new repo.rt has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the tradi- tipnal ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today's market The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of home- sellers don't get what they want for their home and become disillusioned and - worse - financially disadvantaged when they put their home on the market 'As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled "The 9 Step System To Get Your Home Sold Fast And For Top Dollar", To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your free copy of this report, call 1-800-2106940 and enter ID#JOOO. You am call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home. This nportitcourtly ol'Jam VanHautn, Ml Sptctnm ft^tto Not InUnM to u>Uctt pmfvttii currtnlli/lisM for soli. Copyright Cnig Procter O li»7. Curry's : st Sale of the New Century! STOREWIDE SAVINGS ON EVERYTHING FOR YOUR HOME! Sofas, loveseats, bedrooms, dining, & entertainment centers ALL ON SALE! Recliners StoMy *t $ 299°° Lane Leather Chair $ 499°° MATTRESSES >Ppj$fti$*tflfti Also, UKIAH LAKEPORT CLEARLAKE 462-2901 263-4415 995-0114 'FURNITURE 245 E. Standley 335 N. Main St. 14090 Olympic Dr. * Some one of a kind items may not be available in all stores. Open Mon. thru Sal. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • *UUah StoreOpen Sun, 11:00 a.m. • 5:00 p.m. CUuifU Nwkm.......468.J535, 41*3531 UJal/CMMMmUiiM ---------- 4684819 Deuii WlM»PiMiibcr --------------- 4884800 K.C. Me*4wE4lUr.............^.,...4«845a« RayHMriU4pWtoEAtor,»»»,,,».,.4884818 'UktohDaUy 'ournal Publication > (USPS-646-920). Wdah Daily Journal at 590 S. School SI., .' Ukiah,Mendocino County, Cafif. Phone: (707) 468-3500. Court Decree No. 9267.' ,.,. — ,,,4884813 Victoria Haaril«t-Atartbii4,,..,,...4884814 t, ,....,,.,, 4884828 The Daly Journal Is printed on at least 25 percent f .4884»aa Yy+tu Bait-Office MaMf«r,.,,,,,,,,,4884800 -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $ 9.00 Motof Route $ 9.50 Mail in Mendocino County...$12.00 Mail Outside the County $14.00 Motor Route and Mad Denary must be paid in advance. KWIUC'CAMUMC'IUKX OMC1WOCS • (MOM • WWW MltMtfc • UMH • «MUI • MfMIMW IPARNUM w THURSJDH UbteA %»r f^j^^^f^F^N^r ^MAIrtt^^ <&nw1>Auq4 Uktah Main Sky* 462-9711 Hwnnocy4«-V7Sl Uklah Dally Journal Is not responsible for advance payment made payable to carriers. Payments In advance should be mailed directly to the Uklah Dally Journal. Your newspaper should be delivered before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and before 7 am. Sunday. There Is no delivery on Saturday. To report a missed newspaper, call the Circulation Department between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, w between 7 and 9 a.m. Sunday. Save time. Dial direct (707) 468-3533. POSTMASTER: Send address changes lo: Uklah Dally Journal, Post Office Box 748, Ukiah California 95482. Ted & Carole Hester UKIAH FOflD __ __ <iw tjMiir • i Uklah,CA I'MCMlHiH Th«UtU^PdlyJoli»pro«dtob«^ CLOSED CLOSED Mon. thru Fri Saturday Sunday Circulation hwir* 88.m.-$:30p.rn. CLOSED" 9 a,nv

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