Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 4
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 4

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 27, 1993
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A-4 SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1993 EDITORIAL UVMC is right in going to high court We feel the Ukiah Valley Medical Center is absolutely correct in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if the Federal Trade Commimssion ever had the right to sue the hospital over the 1988 merger of Ukiah Adventist and General hospitals. The odds are against the hospital that the court will even consider hearing the case, but we can only hope they will so others will be free of what we consider nonsensical federal harassment. As most Ukiahans know, the FTC filed suit in 1989 after the 1988 merger of Ukiah's Adventist and General hospitals to create Ukiah Valley Medical Center. The FTC said the merger violated anti-trust laws, but the hospital insists the FTC can't consider nonprofit corporations like UVMC in its reasoning. The argument between the FTC and UVMC is a simple matter of whether the merger limited competition resulting in higher health care costs for those in the Ukiah Valley. Some local people would argue that the reverse is true. Others probably agree that because the community has limited health care selection prices are higher. We think that with the cost of health care in the U.S. being as closely managed as it now by the federal government and considering the likely changes in store for the entire industry it probably doesn't matter a whole heck of a lot to have one medical facility or dozens within the same community. That issue aside, the FTC and UVMC arguments haven't really been considered on anything else other than jurisdictional issues — not whether the FTC can limit the operation of a non-profit hospital. Where the case has been heard by federal courts there has been disagreement. Where FTC commissioners have considered the matter, it has been decided in the FTC's favor. It's time for an independent review such as can only be provided by the Supreme Court. The court has an opportunity to develop policy during a time when it is needed most on an issue which affects the entire nation. We hope it will take on the UVMC Challenge of the FTC. WHERE TO WRITE President Bill Clinton: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500. (202) 456-1111; FAX (202) 456-2461. Governor Pete Wilson: State Capitol, Sacramento, 95814. (916) 445-2841; FAX (916) 445-4633. Senate'- Barbara Boxer: U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 224-3553; San Francisco, (415) 403-3100. Senator Dianne Feinstein: U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., 20510. (202) 224-3841; San Francisco (415) 249-4777. Congressman Dan Hamburg: 114 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515 (202) 225-3311; the District Office address is 910 A Waugh Lane, Ukiah, 95482, (707) 462-1716; or 1/800-303-2515. Assemblyman Dan Hauser: State Assembly, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, 94249-0001. (916) 445-8360; Santa Rosa, 576-2526; FAX, Santa Rosa, 576-2297. Hauser's local field representative, Harry Bistrin, can be reached at 468-0504 or by writing to Hauser at P.O. Box 1014, Ukiah, 95482. State Senator Mike Thompson: State Senate, Room 3056, Sacramento, 95814. (916) 445-3353; FAX (916) 323-6958. Mendocino County Supervisors: Seiji Sugawara, 1st District; Frank McMichael, 2nd District; Jim Eddie, 3rd District; Liz Henry, 4th District; Norman de Vail, 5th District. All can be reached by writing to 301 S. State St., Ukiah, 95482. 463-4221; FAX 463-4245. Ukiah City Council: Mayor Fred Schneiter, Counciunen Richard Shoemaker, James Wattenburger, Sheridan Malone and Jim Mastin. All can be reached in care of the Ukiah City Clerk, 300 Seminary Ave., Ukiah, 95482. City Clerk 463-6217; FAX 463-6204. LOCALLY OPERATED MEMBER DONREY MEDIA GROUP Donald W. Reynolds, Founder Ukiah Dai'ly (USPS 646-920) Joe Edwards, Publisher Jim Smith - Editor Yvonne Bell - Office Manager Dennis Wilson - Advertising Director Vic Martinez - Production Manager Eddie Sequeira - Retail Manager Teri Jackson - Circulation Manager Member Audit Bureau Of Circulations 1993 Member California Newspaper Publishers Association Published Daly except Saturday by Ukiah Daily Journal at 690 8. School 81, Ukiah. Mendocino County, CaUI. Phone: (707) 468-0123. Court Decree No. 9267. Publication I (USPS-646-920). Second-Class Pottage Paid al Ukiah, CA. -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $6.50 $7.00 Motor Route Mail in Mendocino County $10.00 Mail Outside the County $12.50 All price* include 7X% California State tales tax. Motor Rome and Mail Delivery must be paid In advance. Bu*ln«*» Hour* 8a.m.-5p.m. Mon. $nru Fri, K*,m,, CLOSED Saturday CLOSED ~ ' Your Mwtpaptr should bo d«liv*r«d twfor* 6 pm Monday through Friday, «nd bffort 7 a.m. Sunday. Trait Is no dtlivtry on Saturday. To r«port a mliMd , call tht Circulation D«panm*nt btjwMn S. and 7 pm Ifaxtoy through 3633. PoMOffkw Friday, or telwtwi 7 and 9 a.m. Sunday. Sav« im». Hal drtd (707)46l-36: POSTMASTER: Send addnes change* to: Ukiah Daly Journal, PC Box 749, Ukiah CaWornla 96482. Perspectives THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL THIS WAS NEWS Compiled by JODY MARTINEZ 25 years ago Thursday, June 27, 1968 Ukiah Daily Journal SHELL AND GULF LOW BIDDERS. Ukiah's city council Wednesday night accepted the low bid of Shell Oil to orovide the city with its regular gasoline requirements «i 1968-69 and also approved low bids of Gulf Oil for ethyl gas and motor oil to be purchased by the city in 1968-69. Shell's low bid was 20.45 cents per gallon for regular gas; the Gulf low bid for ethyl was 22.75 cents per gallon and its motor oil bid $0.80 per unit. *** Jason Calderone is a resident of Ukiah. The Dally Journal allows readers to create their own editorial cartoons. The cartoons, however, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Dally Journal. Drawings must be scaled to fit In a 6% -inch wide by 5-Inch deep size and can be submitted In care of Dally Journal Editor Jim Smith, P.O. Box 749, or 590 S. School St, Ukiah. TWO HOMERS BY TOCHER IN LOSS. Steve Tocher belted two home runs — one a grand-slam four-run producer, but they weren't enough in North Coast League Wednesday night as his Jensen's Truck Stop team lost by nine runs, 21-12, to the Ukiah Fire Department nine. Terry Early, Fire Department shortstop, turned in a fielding gem on a high pop up and slashed a double and single, with Nick Mashburn getting a timely single as well. Randy Stewart turned in a fine putout on a hot liner at first to help cut down Jensen threats. Bruce Bates got the pitching win. Wayne Shoemaker got two singles and Mike Engebritson one to supplement Tocher's two homers. *** FOR RENT — 3 bdrrn. house. $95. 1 bdrm. house, stove, refrig., water, garb., freshly painted inside $60. R.V. Prefer elderly couple. Goldwater was and continues to be right 50 y ears a 9° In 19641 was accosted by a very large, angry man in a supermarket. He offered to punch my "running lights out," if I did not take the "Goldwater for President" button off of my shirt and chest immediately. He was presumably a Democrat, certainly anti-Goldwater. I agreed that he could try but that I doubted that he could accomplish it. This was a large amount of bravado on my part, as I weighed about 130 pounds to his approximately 250 pounds. I suppose, I thought there was more "dodge" in me than there was "moves" in him. Luckily for me we were separated before much happened beyond a few words. This was my first realization that some people took their politics very seriously. I have remembered that incident several tunes over the years, although when I think about it now, it is in the context of laughing at the "rooster" in me then. At that point in my life, I was attracted to Mr. Goldwater as a person. I felt that his personal standards would reflect his political decisions. One of the reasons that I was attracted to Mr. Goldwater was his direct, no nonsense, tell it like it is, and let the chips fall where they may, attitude. I viewed him as a man of integrity and values and in ownership of some core principles that he would hold to through thick and thin. I believe that I was right about him then and I am happy to report that he has not changed any, as far as personal directness or as to his holding to core principles. Recently, he wrote a opinion editorial for the Washington Post, where he opined that "Lifting the Frank McMichael is the 2nd District supervisor for Mendocino County. His column appears each Sunday. VIEWPOINT Frank McMichael ban on gays in the military isn't exactly nothing, but it's pretty damned close." He went on to say that the idea held by some members of Congress, who believe that we must continue to discriminate and that there would be horrendous problems if we did not; was "just stupid." In his very direct way, he reminded the conservative movement that one of the basic tenets of their beliefs, was that "government should stay out of people's private lives" and that "legislating someone's version of morality is exactly what we do by perpetuating discrimination against gays." 1 believe that Mr. Goldwater is right. As long as others are not harmed by one's action, freedom of choice is to be tolerated and accepted. A basic belief of conservatives is that one should be free to choose as to how to conduct one's affairs and should not be forced to walk in "lockstep" with the doctrine or dogma of another. That is, no political correctness. Most assuredly, government should not be telling us how we should conduct ourselves as long as others are not being harmed. I believe that the issue is not the question as to one's sexual orienta- tion but one of a proper set of standards of behavior. Military standards of behavior should be applied equally to heterosexuals, homosexuals, men, women, officers, and enlisted. There should be no tolerance of harassment or predatory behavior among and between any group. Performance and accomplishment are to be judged by whether the "mark" was hit... period. One ot the hardest things to do is to carry a thought to its logical conclusion. This requires a willingness to think about and weigh all the consequences of a position and requires a willingness to set aside our emotions, and prejudices, which we all have, and let logic control. Mr. Goldwater is able to do this. I admire him for that and his forthright stand on principles. I know that there are paople who are intolerant and threatened by others who are different from them. This is okay as long their actions do not harm others or take away rights and freedoms of others. There are people in the heterosexual community and the homosexual community whose actions I find abhorrent. Skinheads, KKK, Act-up, Queer Nation, etc. seem to draw much of the same emotional, reactionary, prejudicial types from similar DNA. Mr. Goldwater also said that "We have wasted enough precious time, money and talent trying to persecute and pretend. It's time to stop burying our heads in the sand and denying reality for the sake of politics. It's time to deal with this straight on and be done with it. It's time to get on with more important business." ....Yea, verily. Monday, June 28, 1943 The Redwood Journal ALERT SIGNAL FLASHES HERE SUNDAY. AIR WARDENS ON DUTY FOR HOUR, 12:36 TO 1:38. Mendocino county in common with a wide section of the North Pacific coast went on the alert Sunday when "unidentified targets" were detected approaching the bay area. The yellow light came on in Ukiah at 12:36 p. m.; the blue flash at 12:44 p. m., and the white all clear reported in at 1:38 p. m. The Sunday alert found air raid wardens widely scattered but a quick round-up resulted nevertheless. It required a change in the pitcher's box at Talmage but the game proceeded without interruption. According to reports from San Francisco no official announcement of the details of the cause of the alert was made by the Army communique issued immediately after the "all clear." Whether or not the target was identified as "friendly" was omitted from the Army statement. ***'"'' LOCAL ATTORNEY HOME WITH THE MEASLES. The measles which appeared this spring in minor epidemic form are attacking grown-ups as well as children. Attorney Wayne Burke is the latest to develop the malady and Mrs. Kenneth Coles, deputy in the office of County Clerk Harry Burke, and Mrs. Don Ward are both reported to have the measles. Eloise Spurr, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. Henry Spurr, is also confined to her home with the measles. 100 years ago LETTERS Prurient news To the Editor: There is something sad to us when a small hometown paper drops its identification and loyalty to its subscribers to ape the front page of the Enquirer. We worked on a small town daily and we had middle pages for burying and we even dropped some stories after judging them non-news. Your front-page story of June 22, the veracity of which depended on a nine-year-old memory, concerning a local teacher was a smear; untried, unproven and no indictment forthcoming. The line, "... alleged act," is hard to spot on such a story with such a headline What kind of appetite, other than prurient, would serve up such a story, even if true, which lost its news value years ago? Stanley and Josie Donner Ukiah LETTER POLICY Friday, June 30, 1893 Mendocino Dispatch-Democrat BASEBALL. For the second time this season the Willits and Ukiah teams crossed bats last Sunday. It was quite an interesting game and a good-sized crowd witnessed it. A return game will be played at Willits next Tuesday, the Fourth of July. Following were the players last Sunday and their respective positions. Ukiah: Van Voast, catcher; Ed Sanford, pitcher; O. Sanford, first base; Cunningham, second base; Cleveland, third base; Crockett, short stop; Davidson, left field; Keller, center field; Hirsch, right field. Willits: Young, catcher; W. Whited, pitcher; L. Viers, first base; Kenworthy, second base; Baechtel, third base; E. Viers, short stop; C. Whited, left field; Crossley, center field; Fulwider, right field. Only eight innings were played. The Ukiah boys made 36 tallies to Willits' 15. *** The Joumil welcomes letlen. However, we reserve the right not lo prim those letten we conrider libeloui, in bad uste, a penontl attack on private individuals orbusineuM and not in keeping with public ii JIMS such as thank you letlen. Letten should not exceed 300 words in length and should be typed and double- spaced. Those letten exceeding 300 words may be edited. Letter writen will be limited to one letter every 30 days. All letters must be signed and include an address and phone number for verification. Anonymous letten will not be printed. . Addresses will not be printed, but the writer's name and city of residence will appear. Letten can be mailed to the Daily Journal at P.O. Box 749, Ukiah, 95482 or faxed to 468-S780. Auction sale next Saturday, July 1st, at 10:30 a.m., in front of the court house. 2 horses, 2 bedroom sets, parlor set, house and kitchen furniture. *** At the wool sale in Cloverdale last week only 300 out of the 800 bales offered for sale were disposed of. Bidding was weak, and the average price was 13 cents. -Doonesbury *•*»* Look out for fires next Tuesday. Everything is dry as tinder and the prevailing high winds make the utmost vigilance necessary. BY GARRY TRUDEAU — CCWAFW.WU U0&UXNAVOOH / BOOP6IP? OFAMGOH, IJKtttp^f Will V? Fi&rwtFz,.. IRBM5MB8Z HAVIN6A INOABOUT WTMARRIA& 601HGIH— AKINPOF P&MOWTIOH... \ PREMONITION? JU5T &l,r SOM&HINGBAPWS GOIN570 HAPPEN, 600P10W,.. WHYPIPNT WU0ACK CONFLICT 0FIN7&&S7: IKNGWI'P 0ACKASHIS SIXTH 'M&,

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