Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 18, 1987 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 18, 1987
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2 -FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,1987- -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL. OBITUARIES Helen Victoria Parra Drug 'kingpin' gets two years WILLITS — Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Round Valley United Methodist Church for Helen Victoria "Vikki" Parra, 22, who died Sept. 14 in Sacramento. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Anderson. Interment will be in the Nomlaki Cemetery in Covelo. Vikki was born in Sacramento Sept. 26, 1964, and lived there all WEATHER her life. She was employed by the Alhambra Health Club. Surviving her are her mother, Dorene Elk-Robe of Sacramento; her grandparents, Henry and Helen Goodwin of Sacramento; a sister, Terri Engkabo of Sacramento; a brother, Dereck Goodwin of Sacramento; a nephew, Pat Engkabo of Sacramento; and four uncles. Arrangements are by Ankcr- Lucier Mortuary. Extended forecast Sunday through Tuesday — Night and morning coastal fog, otherwise fair through Tuesday. Coastal areas, highs 60s. Lows upper 40s to 50s. Coastal valleys, mid-70s to rnid-80s. Lows mid-40s to 50s. Interior valleys, highs 80s. Lows 50s and lower 60s. Mountain resorts, highs mid-60s to 70s. Lows 30s and 40s. State forecast Central California can expect sunny weather, except for night and morning low clouds and fog, especially Monday and Tuesday. Coastal areas, highs 60s and 70s. Lows 50s. Coastal valleys, highs 70s and 80s. Lows mid-40s to 50s. Interior valleys, highs 80s to low 90s. Lows 50s and lower 60s. Mountain resorts, highs 70s to mid-80s. Lows 30s and 40s. Southern California can expect night and morning low clouds, mainly near the coast. Otherwise fair with high clouds at times. Beaches, highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s. Lows in the mid-50s to low 60s. Valleys, highs in the low 80s to low 90s. Lows in the mid-50s to low 60s. State summary Coastal low clouds and fog were noted Friday morning from about Point Arena southward to San Diego. The thickest blanket of clouds was north of Point Conception. Patchy fog with a few low clouds were along the northern coast. The remainder of the California was mostly clear except for some smoky areas in the north. Some low cloudiness was pushing eastward across parts of San Francisco Bay, especially the northern" portion ,of the Peninsula and the Oakland area. Low temperatures Friday morning were mainly in the 50s and 60s. AHuras reported a low of 35 degrees. The mountain areas had lows dipping into the 20s. National summary A stationary front extending across the central Appalachians brought showers and thunderstorms to much of the Northeast today, prompting flood watches in New York and Pennsylvania. Rain was common from Pennsylvania and New Jersey southward into Maryland and northern Virginia and over much of southern New York and southern New England. Heavy rains prompted flood watches through today for the Catskill Mountains and the lower Hudson Valley in eastern New York and in the southwestern part of the state, as well. An overnight flash flood watch covered much of southwestern Pennsylvania, where 20 homes were MARKET evacuated late Thursday due to flooding along Four Mile Run Creek near Darlington. Thunderstorms dumped over 2 inches of rain Thursday afternoon and evening in Pennsylvania. High winds downed power lines at Homer City and Washington, Pa., and large trees were toppled in Greensburg and Latrobc. Temperatures around the nation at 3 a.m. EOT ranged from 30 degrees at Craig, Colo., to 86 degrees at Corpus Chrisli Naval Air Station, Texas. Temperatures By PETER PAGE Journal Staff Writer A drug dealer arrested while flushing mcthamphctaminc down a toilet was sentenced to state prison Thursday. James Shaw, 31, pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges stemming from his arrest at his Clara Avenue home in April 1986. He was ordered to serve two years and eight months. His common law wife, Denise Bcrgland, 25, who was arrested at the same time as an accomplice, was sentenced to a year in county jail, despite being pregnant by Shaw. "I would consider him one of our kingpin dealers in the city of Ukiah," said Jack Nehr, commander of the Mendocino Countywide Narcotics Task Force. When narcotics agents entered the Clara Aveneu home on April 5, 1986, they were met at the door by Bergland, who physically obstructed them as long as she could. The agents moved her aside when they heard water running and flushing in the bathroom. In the bathroom they found Shaw busily dumping a white powder into the toilet. Lab tests later proved it to be methamphetamine. The arrest of Shaw followed an extensive investigation, in which agents witnessed him routinely making drug purchasers in a nearby shopping center parking lot to complete sales, according to court records. The day of the raid, drug agents found four pounds of high grade marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, hashish, methamphetamine, records of drug transactions, a pair of brass knuckles, a "zip" gun, and $5,200 in cash. The home of Shaw and Bergland figured in the news in an unrelated incident earlier this year. George Asman, a friend of the couple and a gold prospector, used the kitchen stove to boil mercury to extract trace amounts of gold from river bed sand. The toxic mercury fumes sickened Shaw, Bergland, and their two children. Linda Sue Shaw, Jim Shaw's sister, came to the house in September 1986 to cook and care for the ill family. She was exposed to high levels of mercury, which were later blamed for her death from respiratory arrest. Bergland, who was pregnant at the time, eventually delivered a healthy child. She is again pregnant but claimed in a probabtion report that doctors believe the unborn child is at risk of brain damage from exposure to mercury vapors. Asman, the prospector, has vanished and his whereabouts are unknown. Surveyed students know little of U.S. Police and Fire Log— Temperatures Indicate previous day's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. EOT. HI Lo Pre Otlk m cdy Albany.N.Y. Albuquerque Amarlllo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Billings Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Burilngton.Vt. Casper Charteston.S.C. Charteslon.W.Va. Charkffle,N.C. Cheyenne Chicago .Cincinnati Cleveland Columbla,S.C. Columbus.Ohlo Concord.N.H. Dallas-Fl Worth Dayton Denver Des Molnet Detroit Duluth El Paso EvansvIHe Fairbanks Fargo Flagstaff Grand Rapids Great Fait Qreensboro.N.C. Hartford 68 54 .55 84 59 83 55 .72 cdy 59 45 .08 83 63 m 84 68 m 79 66 .64 m 94 78 .15 cdy 84 66 2.4Q 60 38 90 70 65 42 72 43 72 61 .08 96 79 70 59 .90 63 47 60 30 89 73 .16 84 67 .25 87 71 50 33 .09 74 63 .12 82 63 81 63 .39 90 72 83 64 .21 73 53 .11 96 79 83 64 .01 56 41 .03 77 57 77 65 .39 60 SO .16 cdy 83 63 87 63 52 41 68 52 .20 ody m dr m dr dr m cdy m m m °y dr m m m m m m cdy m dr cdy m cdy cdy cdy CALABASAS (AP) — While Americans across the country celebrated the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution, researchers here were shaking their heads over dismal results of a high school test on democracy. "There aren't any fireworks going off around here," said Kerin Martin, administrator for the Center for Civic Education. The center gave the test last month to 620 high school students in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Ohio and New York. The findings, which were announced Thursday at the Philadelphia Constitution celebration, include: —Two-thirds of the students taking the multiple-choice test did not know the basic differences between constitutional and dictatorial forms of government. —Seven out of 10 did not know the American political system is based on the consent of the governed. —Sixty percent were unsure of the meaning of due process of law. Officials at the center in Calab- ases, about 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles, said the test results will be used to determine the success of a $15 million, five-year program to encourage youths to learn more about American government. Called the National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the congrcs- sionally sponsored program involves special civic lessons in selected 11th- and 12th-grade classrooms in every congressional district in the country. It consists of three to six weeks of instruction leading to either competitive or non-competitive testing. Local winners will move on to state and national levels, Martin said. Three burglaries around the county Sheriff's deputies are investigating three burglaries reported Thursday. In the Willits area, a homeowner on Ridgewood Drive reported the theft of electronic equipment and jewelry valued at $2,000. r-- , A Redwood Valley resident on rife IOQ Road B reported the theft of a television set and guns valued at $1,525. A resident at Commisky Station, near Hopland, reported the loss of a VCR, camera, cross bow and knives valued at $850. feet, were seized from a single garden along Billings Creek, near Yorkville. •524 plants were seized at two gardens in I' Scbbas Creek area of Gopherv : ".. •246 , were seized at thri gardens nc i Point Arena. No suspects were identified in any of the other raids. Quick action and handy garden hoses saved a shed from harm from a small brush fire on the 700 block of South Oak Street this morning. No cause yet for plane crash that killed three firefighters Two sought for pot gardens CAMP raiders have identified two suspects believed responsible for four marijuana gardens located in the area of Whale Gulch on the Mendocino Coast. The gardens, raided Wednesday, yielded 199 marijuana plants ranging in height to 12 feet. Other CAMP raids the same day: •154 plants, some as tall as six The Ukiah Fire Department responded to the call, but local civilians had the fire under control as engines arrived. The fire burned along a chicken wire fence and threatened the shed before it was controlled. There were no injuries. Ukiah firefighters responded to these calls Thursday: •9:14 a.m. medical aid request at 544 Redwood Avc. •1:51 p.m. medical aid request at 653 S. State St. cdy m dr cdy Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson.Mlss. JacksonvD* Juneau Kansas City Little Rock . . . , v Los Angeles .Louisville ,. . Lubbock ' ..... Memphh Miami Beach Midland-Odessa Milwaukee Mpls-St Paul Nashville New Orleans New York City Noridk.Va, North Plane Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Ponland.Malne Portland.Ore. Providence Raleigh Rapid City Reno Richmond Sacramento SI Louis Salt Lake CHy San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Juan.P.R. SI Ste Marl* Seattle Shreveport Sioux Fails Spokane Syracuse Tampa-St Ptrsbg Topeka Tucson Tulsa Washlngton,D.C. Wichita Wlkas-Bvre WlWnglon.Del. National Temperature 74 41 76 60 .33 50 42 87 69 72 57 .52 cdy 62 37 dr 92 78 ody 93 78 .11 m BO 61 .01 cdy 88 68 .01 cdy 93 74 m 51 49 .41 m 78 58 cdy M 64 - cfr , J9U, 68,, .„ , cdy. ( 73 62 j ody ,84 _e" ' -•• 91 ' 89 68 91 77 .12 cdy cdy cdy m 95 66 .02 ody 73 60 .09 m 66 56 .08 cdy 90 66 .02 ody 89 72 .18 m 76 67 .42 ody 89 74 cdy 68 38 .14 cfr 86 63 .50 dr 72 54 96 76 81 66 .53 96 72 79 65 1.20 73 51 81 45 78 57 .14 cdy 88 69 65 37 79 41 88 68 92 55 80 62 70 44 96 79 74 64 73 54 90 77 .19 68 47 71 50 95 73 71 45 .01 70 38 66 57 .38 93 72 79 59 88 63 87 64 .43 86 69 .17 83 59 .16 77 64 .13 81 66 .39 Extrwne* dr m m cdy m m ody HI m dr ody m dr By The Associated Press A joint investigation by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management into a crash that killed three firefighters is under way, but there still was no indication today of what may have caused the crash. r . Weather was clear as the air tank- fir OSJyJt* 5 niPSSioA.Md.crashed in the Shasta-Trinity national forests Wednesday night, raising the death toll to seven since fires broke out around the state three weeks ago, state fire authorities said. Crash victims included the pilot, William M. Berg, 48, of Arlington, Wash.; co-pilot Charles William Peterson, 28, of Sheridan, Wyo.; and mechanic Steve Patrick Harrell, 26, of Craybull, Wyo., said Rachel Lynn of the U.S. Forest Service. They were aboard a converted C-l 19 owned by Hawkins and Powers put of Graybull, Wyo., flying a sortie against a 15-acre fire when it crashed. Their plane had been contracted to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to battle the Whalen fire about six miles west of Castle Crags State Park in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. "The crash site looks like the plane just dropped straight from the sky because there's no treetops clipped," said Ed Oertel, a cameraman with KHSL-TV in Redding. "It blew apart in a million pieces," he said, adding "you couldn't ever tell that what's left had been an airplane, unless somebody told you so." Meanwhile, heavy smoke returned to the Klamath with the return of a weather inversion that ended two days of clear skies late Thursday, according to Bruce Bundick, a fire spokesman in Yreka who works for the U.S. Forest Service. About 8,500 of the 11,000 firefighters still at work were in the Klamath, with the rest on the Shasta-Trinity blazes. The Seiad complex of fires in the north end of Klamalh jumped slightly to 15,756 acres. m dr m m High Thursday...102 at MCallen, Texas Low Friday morning — 17 at Jackson, Wyo. LARGESTV Selection, Quality, j 1 Price & Guarantee M Offer the Best./l 7 280 STSchool St. Downtown Ukioh PLAY LOTTO 6/49 FAST. No Waiting, we can help you it you have never played before. Buy your ticket before7pnv for Sat. 9/19/Drawing $4,000,000 • •*• ^B§ mm •• I^B m*mmm HM e^s* • Visit BOB HUFF'S (over the counter) meat dept. If you don't see it he'll cut it. FOIKf •ANCNMAIKIT at the Fork*, Ukiah 462-4334 MOTO* Son* FOR SEWER OR SEPTIC SERVICE Call... 462-4012 or 459-5949 Bouncing back NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed higher today, bouncing back from a three-session decline. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials, down 85.14 points from Tuesday through Thursday, rose 7.02 to 2,534.92 by noontime today on Wall Street. Gainers outnumbered losers by about 6 to 5 in the overall tally of New York Stock Exchange-listed issues, with 739 up, 616 down and 476 unchanged. Dayton Hudson led the active list, up 6% at 59 on turnover of more than 3.4 million shares. On Thursday Dart Group proposed a friendly takeover of the company for about $65 a share. Among actively traded blue chips, General Electric rose 3 /i to 60'/i and American Telephone & Telegraph gained '/• to 31/t, while International Business Machines dropped I'/, to 156 3 /< . The NYSE's composite index of all its listed common stocks climbed .55 to 177.03. On the American Stock Exchange, the market value index was up .56 at 353.17. Volume on the Big Board came to 88.44 million shares at noontime, against 76.59 million at the same point Thursday. Money rates NEW YORK (AP) — Money rates for Thursday as of 4:30 p.m., as reported by Tolerate Systems Inc: Tolerate interest rate index: 7.241 Prime Rate: 8.75 Discount Rate: 6.00 Broker call loan rate: 8.25-8.50 Federal funds market rate: High 7.125 low 7 last 7. Dealers commercial paper: 30-180 days: 7.30-7.60 Commercial paper by finance company: 30-270 days: 7.30-7.06 Bankers acceptances dealer indications: 30 days, 7.36; 60 days, 7.40; 90 days, 7.54; 120 days, 7.56; 150 days, 7.60; 180 days, 7.60. CertificatesofDeposit$100,000: 30 days, 6.58; 90 days, 6,72; 180 days, 7.00; 1 year, 7.30 Eurodollar rates: Overnight 6.875-7; 1 month, 7.4375-7.5625; 3 months, 7.5625-7.6875; 6 months, 8.-8.125; 1 year, 8.5625-8.6875 London Interbk Offered Rate: 3 months, 7.5625; 6 months, 8 Treasury Bill auction results: average discount rate: 3-month as of Sep. 14:6.32; 6-month as of Sep. 14: 6.64. Treasury Bill, annualized rate on weekly average basis, yield adjusted for constant maturity, 1-year, as of Sep. 14: 7.72. Treas. Billmarket rate, 1-year: 7.10-7.06. Treas. Bondmarket rate,30-year: 9.69 Wed. Money-market fund: Merrill Lynch Ready Assets: 30 day average yield: 5.81 The Van Deventer family wishes to thank everyone for their support and sympathy during our recent bereavement. BASEBALL CARDS & SUPPLIES Q BUY-SELL-TRADE Mark McGwire $£50 ° $400 Will Clark per 11 card set STAR BASEBALL POSTERS each SLOT CARS SALES • SERVICE • RACING 1 Hour FREE Track Time with each car purchased. $3.00 VALUE HOBBY SHOP& 304 N. State St. 462- 7777 Ukiah open Mon.-Sat. 10-10, Sun. Noon-10 This Health Tip is one of a series sponsored by Ukiah Adventist Hospital, which invites you and your family to loin In the Family Health Fair celebration at Adventist Hospital, October 11th from 10am to 4pm. ITT EVENT For The Love Of A Child... Be A Foster Parent INFORMATION NIGHT September 21, 7-9 p.m. Ukiah Methodist Church 270 North Pine, Ukiah More Into. Call: 463*2437 or 463-4915 The Next Best Foster Parent It You ^fJPW. PJJPOSJT INSURANCE CORP , fQBT BRASS-

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