Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 26, 2000 · Page 16
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Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, January 26, 2000
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16-WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2000 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Wednesday, Jan, 26 OBITUARIES Aurelio Soto Guerrero Funeral services for Aurelio Soto Guerrero will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Eversole Mortuary. Mr. Guerrero died Saturday, Jan. 22,2000, at the age of 83. He was born March 31,1916, in Mexico. He was self-employed as a laborer. Surviving are daughters Alevandria and Juianna Guerrero, both of Mexico, Elia Guerrero of Boonville; sons Amado Guerrero of Boonville, Mario Guerrero of Santa Rosa, and Rigoberto Guerrero of Ukiah. Also surviving are 40 grandchildren. Eva Rose Farrer COOS BAY, Ore. - Funeral services for Eva Rose Farrer will be held at noon Saturday, at the Anderson Valley Methodist Church in Boonville with the Rev. Norm Clow officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. • Mrs. Farrer died Thursday, Jan. 20,2000, at the age of 87. She was bom March 20,1912, in Hepner, Ore. As a young girl she moved with her family, residing in Hepner, Jefferson, Lincoln City and the Sacramento Valley, where her father worked. They eventually moved to a ranch in Boonville when she was in the sixth grade. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1929, and was trained to be an elementary school teacher. She married John D. Farrer on May 2, 1936, in Reno. She taught school in Boonville until she retired. Teaching was the highlight of her life and she devoted her life to teaching others. She moved to Cpos Bay 12 years ago to be closer to her family. In Coos Bay, she attended The First Baptist Church, and she enjoyed gardening. Surviving are her son, Mike Farrer and his wife Sharon of Coos Bay, Ore.; granddaughter, Michdel Friedlein and her husband David of Roseburg; granddaughter-in-law, Lyn Farrer of Coos Bay, Ore.; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Coos Bay, 1140 S. 10th, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel. Hershall H. Hansen At his request, no services will be held for Hershall H. Hansen, who died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Ukiah. He will be cremated at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, and his remains will be inurned at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, next to his late wife. . Mr. Hansen was born Sept. 28,1906, in Eureka. He was 93. He was employed with C.E.D. for over 30 years as a bookkeeper in Arcadia, and moved to Ukiah approximately three years ago. , Surviving are his daughter, Joann Westfall of Healdsburg; son-in- law. Peter Sessoyeff of Redwood Valley; nine grandchildren, Lorie Egerer of Ukiah, Jerri Fredricks and Cindy Dale, both of Oregon, Diane Murphy of Healdsburg, Deborah Nelson of Cavecreek, Ariz., Buck Westfall of Oregon, Scott Westfall of Healdsburg, and Richard and Michael Sessoyeff, both of Southern California; and 17 great- grandchildren, , He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 1972, and his daughter, Barbara Sessoyeff in 1998. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary. Mary C. Petro SANTA ROSA - At her request, no services will be held for Mary Amateur weather watchers: To add your town to the map call 468-3526 Lake Mendocino Storage 63108 acre feel Max allowed 122,500 acre-feet Inflow 676 cfs Outflow 19 cfs 'Unofficial temperatures AIR QUALITY SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 5:30 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 7:21 a.m High tide: 3:32 p.m. Low tide: 8:30 p.m. Ozone: .028 ppm (SUM itandard .09) Carbon Monoxide: 1.05 ppm (20) Nitrogen Dioxide: .020 ppm (.25) High tide: 4:33 a.m. (tomorrow) Low lids: 10:52 a.m. (tomorrow C. Petro, who died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Mrs. Petro was a native of Buffalo, N.Y. She was a resident of Mendocino County for the past 40 years. She resided in Calpella before moving to Santa Rosa three years ago. Mrs. Petro worked at an escrow office and was the secretary for Calpella Water District. Surviving are her children, Bill and his wife Polly Petro of Colorado Springs, Bob and his wife Kim Petro of Santa Rosa, and Jill Petro of Ukiah; sister, Betty and her husband Glen Minkner of Oregon; and seven grandchildren, Emily and Jon Petro, Brian, John and Tyler Petro, and Gina and Mona Slaven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California, in Santa Rosa. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. ARREST - Leif Hplden, 21, of Santa Barbara, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon - a bottle - at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of South State Street. He also was suspected of being involved in an assault earlier in the day. SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: MOLEST ARREST - William Kuny, 47, of Ukiah, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of molesting two 4-year-old girls. The arrest was made after deputies investigated a report by Child Protective Services made on Jan. 4. Kuny was arrested on suspicion of continuous lewd acts with a child under the age of 14; penetration with a foreign object; and attempted rape of a child. He was held in jail on $30,000 bail. CHP REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the ; California Highway Patrol: • ARREST - Zemir C. Potter, 41, of Redwood Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday on North State and Moore streets. ! ARREST-Alfonso E. Cabrera, 24, of Ukiah,.was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday on North State Street and Ellis Drive. Those arrested by law enforcement officers are innocent until proven guilty. People reported as having been arrested may contact the Daily Journal once their case has been concluded so the results can be reported. Those who feel the Information is in error should contact the appropriate agency. Ih the case of those arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant: all DUI casejs reported by law enforcement agencies an reported by the newspaper. The Daily Journal makes no exceptions. CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors In obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3: 5,3,6. FANTASY 5: 25, 30, ,37,38, 39. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 12, Lucky Charms. 2nd Place: 4, Big Ben. 3rd Place: 3, Hot Shot, Race time: 1:42.11. Sentence Jail Continued from Page 1 tence. Under ternis of the plea bargain, Mitchell will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. "That's about 13 years," Basner said. McMahon's brother, Tom, a Friday Harbor, Wash., resident, expressed outrage about both the plea bargain and Mitchell's sentence. In a letter Tuesday to Judge Orr, McMahon said he was "stunned to hear the DA's Office had offered Mitchell a plea bargain." He called the 15-year sentence "a crime against humanity." Manslaughter, McMahon said in his letter, "is a sentence that a person might (receive) if they accidentally hit and kill someone with a car. It is definitely not a sentence for premeditated, intentional, brutal murder." The sentence "is an absolute miscarriage of justice," McMahon said. "I am demanding that the judge give Mitchell the maximum allowable sentence without the possibility of parole." At the time McMahon was shot, Mitchell was on probation for manslaughter in the 1997 death of Fort Bragg contractor William McNeel III. However, Mitchell served only 54 days in county jail for that killing because police said McNeel started the fight at a Fort Bragg bowling alley that ended his life. In his letter, Tom McMahon told Judge Orr Mitchell deserved "to be put to death" for killing McNeel. "...and now, after killing Edd, he gets another slap on the hand." McMahon described his brother as "a good, generous man, loved and respected by literally hundreds of people." "Mitchell, on the other hand," McMahon wrote, "is the lowest form of humanity, a man that exudes violence and instills fear and loathing (in) all (who) are unlucky enough to come in contact with him." Mitchell, he said, "is a sick individual who gets off inflicting death, pain and misery on people. He gives nothing and takes everything." "Judge Orr," McMahon pleaded, "please put this man away!" No one in the District Attorney's Office was immediately available for comment. District Attorney Norman Vroman is out of the office until Friday, and Assistant DA Myron Sawicki is in Southern California. School Continued from Page I in regular schools," Kostas says delicately. The schools do all they can to involve parents so that what a student is doing at school can be reinforced at home. When a student is enrolled, a counselor sits down with the student and parent and spends up to an hour developing an individual learning plan for the student, in the hopes that knowing what is supposed to be happening will spark parents' interest. According to Kostas, teachers hold several open houses a year, sometimes with better attendance than a regular classroom teacher would have. They offer a weekly parent support group to the community, and have a new liaison whose mission is to build a relationship with the parents, sometimes by connecting them with other services in the community. Instead of discipline through punishment, court and community schools employ a tantalizing array of rewards for good attendance, academic improvement or good behavior. "We use all tools possible to get these kids to be successful," Kostas said. For consistent attendance, a student might get a gift certificate to a local music store. Students of the month may be taken out to breakfast. The Tobacco Use Prevention Education program (TUPE) provides healthy incentives to encourage students to stop smoking. For example, if students can prove and record that they have cut back, they may win a membership to a local health club, be taken rockclimb- ing in Santa Rosa, or another healthy, physical activity. "We find that if they feel good about their bodies, it helps keep them off the stuff," Kostas said. One of the more elaborate programs involves more collaboration. Chris Lopez, one of the substance abuse counselors, had the woodshop make a few Native American-style drums, but makes playing them a privilege for sober students. "This is a new way of looking at sobriety," he said. Besides teaching students to play a drum, he hopes to eventually involve the Latino community and their congas and the Anglo community and "whatever they choose to bring." He hopes to get all the cultural instruments together and go to the high school to use drumming as a medium to promote sobriety. "I think it would be an empowering activity, to show Ukiah we're all sober," he said. Phil Sees, who teaches the woodworking class, sees how much that class in particular helps the students' personal growth. "These machines can be intimidating," he said. But when students find they can conquer and control it, they tend to show a higher self-esteem and openness. Being pointed out as an example of this change, 16-year-old Jessica Barajas simply smiled and said, "He made me smile." Though there will always be kids who slip through the cracks, Sees and Kostas take pride in the success of the students they can help. "Most of this specific population blossoms in this program," Sees said. "The ones we do catch are highlighted and do well. I see many of them years later in the city, working in stores and stuff. The test is when you look in their eyes and see the contentment, that they're happy, and either working or taking college classes. I'd say about 90 percent of them have become successful in their education and afterwards." More important than what the staff thinks about their program is how it has positively impacted individual students. "I'm doing better here than at high school because it's not as big," said Rachelle Nickelson, 14. She thinks being in classes like woodshop will help students get better jobs while improving math skills (because of all the measurements made). "He (Sees) keeps us out of trouble," said Michael Nickelson, 15. "This class is the only reason I come to school." The feeling of safety and attention have impressed Jaime Hatcher, 15, even though she has only been at the school two weeks. "There's not as many fights here," she said. "Everyone gets along most of the time. Plus, the teachers are cooler than the ones at the high school because they pay more attention." "The work isn't easier, but you get more stuff done and it's easier to concentrate," she said, mentioning the mandatory study hall time to catch up on their work. Because of their success, many students want to stay in the program, Sees said. "A lot of students want to stay because they're secure here," he said. "It's a big world out there, and it's hard for them to transition back into that world." Not to mention the perks of the program. Because of study hall, they get their homework done at school. Hatcher gloats they never have heavy backpacks full of books to take home, and they even have their own weight room. So that's why the program works. Continued from Page 1 instead used to open and close them. The closest the jail came to a serious problem was when an officer went to get an inmate alone. The inmate was categorized as someone who required two officers when moved, Hudson said. He said the inmate lunged toward the officer, but the officer quickly controlled the inmate. Keys for backup help were available in the control room and the officer slid his keys out of the cell, but automatic door control would have been preferable in such a situation, Hudson said. He said the old control panel was needlessly complex and prone to problems. The new system will be more directly wired and, he hopes, more reliable. Hudson said the new system is one that is widely used in jails and prisons and known to be dependable. The expenditure, while costly, does not require county supervisor approval, Hudson said. "This is an emergency repair," he said. The money for the replacement will come from the county's buildings and grounds budget, Hudson said. The psychology of bad hair days Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — People's self-esteem goes awry when their hair is out of place, according to a study paid for by a shampoo maker. A Yale University researcher's study of the psychology behind bad hair days concluded that they make people feel less smart, less capable, more embarrassed and less sociable. And contrary to popular belief, men's self-esteem may take a greater licking than women's when their hair just won't behave. For the study, researchers questioned 60 men and 60 women ages 17 to 30, most of them Yale students. The people were divided into three groups. One was questioned about times in their lives when they had bad hair. The second was told to think about bad product packaging, like leaky NOYO THEATRE INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES containers. The third group was not asked to think about anything negative. All three groups then underwent tests of self-esteem and self-judgment. The people who pondered their bad hair days showed lower self-esteem. tttflAH T«jRE INSIDER < R> Dtwt Itabw <«> DAILY: 6:40,8:55 DAILY: 5:05,8:00 1NBB ADO. MAT. SAT, SUN, MON & WED: 1:45 TALENTED MR. RIPLEY NNtn D DAILY: 5:30,8:15 ADD. MAT. SAT, SUN, MON 4 WED: 1:40 DAILY: 5:10,7:50 HWB ADO. MAT. SAT, SUN, MON t WED: 1:60 SUPER NOVA DAILY: 6:20,7:15,8:10 ADO. MAT. SAT, SUN. MON AWED: 1:30,355 Galaxy Quest EH DAILY: 6:15,7:10,8:05 ADO. MAT. SAT, SUN, MON 4 WED: 1:25,3:20 WHY: 526.720.8:15 MAT. SAT. SUN. MQN 4 WED; 1:36,3:30

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