Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 1
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Ukiah Daily ournal Sports Eagles win at Contra Costa • Page A-9 Today In Brief A-2 Classifieds .. .B-6 Comics B-4 Crossword .. .B-5 Daily Digest .A-12 Features B-5 Forum A-4 Health B-1 Jumble B-6 Lottery A-12 Obituaries . .A-12 On TV ... .Inside Sports A-9 TV listings .. .B-5 USAWknd. Inside Weather... .A-12 02000, MedlaNews Group 32 (Safles, Volume 141 Number 253 $1 tax included Tt ^& l r- y ' y r e y' COMMUNITY SERVICE Sunday, Jan. 30,2000 Willits Ukiah High FFA helps feed hungry By LEEANN LAMBERT The Dally Journal " n about half an hour's time Friday morning, students in two Ukiah High School agriculture classes made around 100 lunches that were handed out >to homeless and low- income people on Saturday. Ag teacher Eric Crawford's forestry class set up an assembly line to make peanut butter and jam sandwiches for the lunches, with students first spreading peanut butter on slices of white bread for one side of the sandwich. Other students got the sticky job of spreading the jam on another slice of bread, and farther down the line, others put the two sides together. Finally, at the end of the line, two teenage boys put them into plastic bags. "We just sat down and did the jobs we wanted to do," said 16-year-old Justin Dale of Ukiah, as he packaged sandwiches and stacked them up at the end of the line. • "Hey, they're getting smashed," said one of the girls running the sandwiches from Crawford's classroom through an adjoining doorway into FFA and ag teacher Heidi Victor's classroom. Victor's veterinarian practices class was putting together the rest of the lunches into fruit boxes filled with neatly arranged brown paper bags. "We don't want to give them smashed sandwiches," she continued. "We want nice, fluffy sandwiches," she said as a group of girls from Victor's classroom helped Dale arrange the sandwiches into shorter stacks. Just then, 16-year-old Rachel Baguley, the ag student and FFA member from Hopland who organized the project, reminded the sandwich makers, "Make sure you put enough peanut butter on them. We have plenty of peanut butter, and this isn't a speed race." One of the girls in Victor's classroom inquired, "What kind of jelly is it?" ."I think they have strawberry and raspberry preserves," the teacher replied. ,;"yeah!" the girl shouted in response, throwing her arms straight up in the air like folks See FFA, Page A-12 Herman Magdalene/The Daily Journal Ukiah High student and FFA member Rachel Baguley holds a box of sack lunches made by students in two agriculture classes on Friday. About 50 students put together 100 lunches that were distributed to homeless and low-income people on Saturday. Baguley organized the project in conjunction with a community program to feed people on the weekends while Plowshares, the local soup kitchen, is closed. (Left) Students in Eric Crawford's forestry class Friday morning work in assembly- line fashion to make 100 peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Some students spread peanut butter, while others lot the sticky gob of spread- ng the jam. vv f< ir (Above) On Saturday afternoon, the FFA/student-made lunches were distributed to people in the parking lot behind Foster's Freeze off South State Street. Hopland Fire Dept. to open north station The Daily Journal HOPLAND - The Hopland Volunteer Fire Department hopes to occupy its new substation on Henry Station Road by Tuesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Lucchetti. The station will house a fire-and- rescue truck, a water-tender truck and quarter four volunteer firefighters. While they will cover the whole district, this "should also provide a quicker response for the immediate area," Lucchetti said. The new station comes at a good time, right after Caitrans statistics showed Highway 101 between Burke Hill and the Sonoma County line to be the most dangerous stretch on any highway in the state. Building this station, which was started the week after Christmas, hasn't cost the department a dime yet, thanks to donations from: the District Attorney's Office, Max Schlienger, Parnum Redi-Mix, Rainbow/Soave Construction, Mendo-Mill, Jim Johnson Landscaping, Pear A Dice Farms, Cup- pies Construction, Rebo Trucking, Rorabaugh Earth Moving, Lucchetti Excavating, White Oak Ranch, Ron Franz Engineering, Leonard La Casse, North County Engineering and Weston Building. Barbara Vjjconcelloi/The Daily Journal It may not look ready for occupancy in this photo taken Thursday, but the Hopland Fire Dept. Is hoping to move into Its new north fire station by Tuesday. cancer survey finished Cancer cases near; Remco site not •' particularly high By GLENDA ANDERSON •• The Dally Journal A California Cancer Registry. survey indicates there are -rio- more cancer cases in Willits than expected when compared with 16 other Northern California counties. - / ; However, the study is somewhat limited, and county health officials are exploring other study possibilities, said county Environmental Health Department Director John Rogers. "We!re looking closely at this data. We've contacted a couple of other state agencies to see if there are other things we can do to fine tune the study," he said last week. The study was initiated by. county health officials after they read in local newspapers that Willits residents were worried there is an abnormally high- number of cancer cases in the area around the defunct Remco industrial site. The site and surrounding areas have been contaminated with chromium and other toxic waste products from manufacturing hydraulic cylinders. The Cancer Registry study identified 262 cases of invasive cancers initially diagnosed in the Willits area over a 10-year period between 1988 and 1997. Another 43 cases of cancer were diagnosed in people who use See CANCER, Page A-12 County taken to court on garbage Healdsburg firm wants PCD pact thrown out ByDANMcKEE The Daily Journal A Healdsburg-based garbage company is asking a Mendocino County court to overturn a December agreement between John Ratio's Pacific Coast Disposal and the Board of Supervisors that, settled a dispute between the county and !the south coast trash hauler. ; ', Supervisors had considered revoking PCD's franchise agtee- ment after the county discovered the company was disposing* of trash destined for the South Coast Landfill in Sonoma County instead. ' Ralph Risley, director of Redwood Sanitary Service attended the December meetings between PCD and the board. If PCD's contract was revoked, Risley told county officials at the time, his company was interested in providing garbage service to south coast residents. RSS currently does not operate in Mendocino County. However, PCD and the county negotiated a $400,000 settlement and the board extended the company's franchise for an additional five years beginning in August 2001. On Jan. 7, Redwood Sanitary Service filed a petition for a mil of mandate in Superior Court. The petition asks the court to Sere GARBAGE, Page A-12

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