Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 30, 1993 · Page 16
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 16

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, June 30, 1993
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16—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- June 30,1993 OBITUARIES Amy Jean Butcher Amy Jean Butcher, 27, of Costa Mesa, died suddenly Monday, June 28,1993 in Costa Mesa. Viewing is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Eversole Mortuary. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, also at Eversole Mortuary. Ms. Butcher was born May 16,1966 in Ukiah and lived in the community for many years. She was a secretary for five years, and had previously worked for Esther's Dress Shop and The Side Door. She attended area schools and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1984. She was a member of the Ukiah Dolphins Swim Team and the high school swim team, and participated in musicals and ballet for many years. She was also a high school cheerleader and spent a year as a student aide to former State Sen. Barry Keene. She is survived by her parents, Eugene and Marilyn Butcher of Ukiah, sister and brother-in-law Kerri and John Daniels of Long Beach, aunts Carole Butcher of Campbell, Lois Ann Virts of San Jose, and June Evans of San Jose, aunt and uncle Patricia and Ray Jacobson of Palo Alto, cousins Robert and Audrey Butcher of Santa Clara, Jon Lehman of Milwaukee, Ore., Roger Lehman of Wood Ranch, and special friend William Nichols of Costa Mesa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amy Butcher Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Savings Bank of Mendocino County, P.O. Box 3600, Ukiah. Arthur Clay McChesney, DVM Local veterinarian Arthur Clay McChesney, 71, of Ukiah, died Sunday, June 27,1993, at home. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Eversole Mortuary. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, also at Eversole, with the Rev. William Duncan of the Ukiah First Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Dr. McChesney was born in Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 23,1921. From 1943 to 1947 he was a meat inspector for the U.S. Army and also became captain of the veterinary corps. He lived in Ukiah for 45 years and was a member of the Mendo-Lake Veterinary Association. He is survived by his wife, Helen McChesney, also of Ukiah; his children, Art and Richard McChesney, and Linda Pederson all of Ukiah, Carol Bartley of Novato, and Janice Sutherland of Red Bluff; his sister Sue Bergstedt of Petaluma; two brothers, also veterinarians, Tom McChesney of Little Rock, Ark. and John McChesney of Tahoe; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. UKIAH POLICE LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department Police responded to. 38 calls for service and initiated 25 other activities between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today and arrested six people, two for public intoxication and four for other misdemeanors. Of those, the following was most significant. ARREST — Raymond Begay, 19, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of petty theft this morning after he allegedly stole two suitcases of beer worth $26.76 from Safeway, 653 S. State St SHERIFF'S LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department THEFT — Four tires valued at $1,500 were reported stolen off a vehicle parked on East Road in Redwood Valley. CHP LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. INJURY ACCIDENT—A 33-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after she was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near the Crossroads Shopping Center. Shawna E. Gibson, of Ukiah, was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. CHP officers said Raymond A. George, 80, of Ukiah, was traveling north on North State Street in a 1989 Chrysler when Gibson stepped into the crosswalk. Gibson was struck and knocked to the ground, CHP officers said. COAST GUARD The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Coast Guard. LOGGING TRUCK SUBMERGED — A loaded logging truck ended up in the Navarro River Tuesday after the driver pulled to the side of the road to adjust its brakes. Coast Guard officials said Bill Pearson, of Fort Bragg, pulled his truck to the side of the road near the Navarro River bridge on Highway 1 and Highway 128 around 4:55 p.m. While Pearson attempted to adjust the brakes, Coast Guard officials said, the truck fell into the river and was completely submerged. Pearson suffered minor cuts, but did not require medical treatment. RESCUE — Two teen-agers were rescued by Coast Guard helicopter from rocks off of Glass Beach in Fort Bragg Tuesday evening. Brian Covello, 19, and Josh Gross, 16, both of Fort Bragg, were rescued after a Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from Humboldt Bay around 7 p.m., Coast Guard officials said. Gross and Covello were uninjured. FIRE LOG UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for a woman having trouble breathing in the 700 block of South Dora Street at 9:10 a.m. CANCELED MEDICAL AID —Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid that was later canceled in the 400 block of North State Street at 10:11 pan. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medial aid for someone complaining of internal bleeding in the 600 block of Leslie Street at 1:30 p.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical for an incoherent woman in the 500 block of South Dora Street at 5:38 p.m. CANCELED MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid that was later canceled in the 300 block of Seminary Avenue at 9:11 p.m. UKIAH VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT Tuesday TRAFFIC ACCIDENT — Firefighters responded to a minor injury traffic accident at North State Street and Kuki Lane at 1:49 p.m. Taxpayers— Continued from Page 1 Justice, a labor-financed research group, said Tuesday. The number could be increased, he said, by provisions affecting charitable contributions of appreciated property and deduction of losses on some passive real estate investments. The best tax shelter continues to be the tax-exempt bonds issued by states, cities and counties to finance schools, roads and other public projects. The IRS estimated 492 over$200,000 earners had tax-exempt interest averaging $392,000. On average, the biggest single factor in eliminating tax liability is losses from partnerships and businesses organized as Subchapter S corporations. Such losses were listed on 232 of the 779 untaxed high-income returns and averaged $500,000. By comparison, only 71 of the tax-free returns showed profits from such businesses, averaging $343,000. The gap from farming operations was even greater. The IRS said only six of the 779 returns showed net income from farming, an average of $77,000, but 336 reported farm losses, averaging $263,000. The IRS statistics are taken from tax returns as filed. VEHICLE VS. PEDESTRIAN Rick Golding Emergency medical personnel assist 33-year-old Shawna E. Gibson after she was struck by a car driven by 80-year-old Raymond A. George near the Crossroads Shopping Center on North State Street Tuesday afternoon. Gibson suffered minor Injuries. Espresso Continued from Page 1 Another large contingency are police officers, who, Lane said, also tend to buy doughnuts. Lane likes to interact with her customers. She lets the first customer of the day — days beginning at 6 a.m. — create the coffee drink special of the day. And pretty much the sky's the limit. What Lane likes most about having her own business is not having rules. If you want it and she has the ingredients, you can have it. Lane said she enjoys meeting new people through her business. "I'm making a lot of new friends. It's a lot of fun," she said. She noted that in her Sacramento days, she planned on becoming a court reporter. But more than one person told her she didn't have the personality for it—that her demea- nor — which is energetic and cheerful — was best suited for work with the public. Lane said she already has a lot of regular customers. "Some come in two- to three times a day and get different things," she said. For instance, there's Kitty, who buys two double dutch mochas in the morning and in the afternoon, comes back for two more, one of which she saves for the next morning. The busiest time of day at the Espresso Stop is between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., Lane said. But even if cars are lined up, it won't take long to get served, she said. "It only takes me about two minutes per car," she said. Lane normally closes up shop around 6 p.m. But "if I'm here (later), I'm open." Motion- Attorneys Continued from Page 1 claim" she made. "They lost the contest and they are responsible for the attorneys' fees," he said. In order to collect the fees, Antler and Jordan need to demonstrate that their work resulted in the "enforcement of an jmportant right affecting the public interest," rather than merely a personal interest — like winning an election and gaining a job — and that a large number of people were affected. Antler argued it was in the public's — 7,879 voters — interest that the election results were upheld as called by the County Clerk- Recorder. Neary argued that Henry's interest in the case had a personal nature, since the position is her livelihood. In addition, he said that it was not necessary for Henry to have two lawyers. Neary, who represented Drum for free, noted that two attorneys in the County Counsel's office also defended the election results. "It wasn't like Liz Henry was standing by herself," he said. In addition, "it was County Counsel's office that carried the ball," Neary said. He said Jordan and Antler "did showy things during the trial. But really it was (Deputy County Counsel) Frank Zotter who won the case for Liz Henry," Neary said. Judge Arthur Mann heard the court arguments. A decision is expected within 90 days, but could take longer. Budget focus reverts to Assembly SACRAMENTO (AP) — The battle for California's $52.1 billion budget returned to the Assembly today, the final day of the fiscal year, with Assembly Speaker Willie Brown predicting a fierce floor fight as the midnight deadline loomed. The key is the proposed two- year suspension of the state's renter's income tax credit — which would save the state at least $800 million—and a companion constitutional amendment to allow voters to decide whether to make the credit permanent in future years. The last-minute package was negotiated Tuesday by Senate leaders and Gov. Pete Wilson and approved by the upper bouse. "You've got to get the (the renters' tax credit suspension) to make it work," Brown, D-San Francisco, told reporters Tuesday at a news conference, adding that it would be very difficult in the Assembly to get the two-thirds vote needed to pass the legislation. The Senate late Tuesday approved the suspension as the final budget pieces began falling into place. The Senate also approved two measures long sought by counties: One allows them to cut local welfare, or General Assistance, payments and the other allows them to establish a two-tier retirement system similar to one already in effect at the state level. The system would give new workers lower pension benefits than veteran workers. The Senate, wrapping up two weeks of late-night budget action, sent the renter's tax credit suspension and the retirement proposal to the Assembly. The welfare portion, already approved by the Assembly, was sent to the governor's desk, along with separate legislation that reduces the counties' so-called "state mandates." The actions virtually completed the Senate's budget negotiations. "Congratulations to the members for doing our work, and it's only June 29," joked Senate President Pro Tern David Roberti, D- Van Nuys, following the votes. Officials hoped to complete the budget quickly to avoid the possibility of interrupting state payments and to maintain a temporary half-cent sales tax increase, which is due to expire at midnight today. There is legislation on Wilson's desk to extend the increase for six months, but Wilson says he won't sign that bill or any other budget measure until lawmakers approve the entire package of related bills. Last week, lawmakers approved the main budget bill and most of the more than 20 "trailer bills" needed to implement it. The renter's income tax credit provides mostly low-income renters with up to $120 a year to compensate for the property taxes they pay through their rents. It would be used to reduce a renter's tax liability. The General Assistance measure would allow counties to cut their local welfare checks, subject to approval by the state. The measure likely will result in cuts of 20 percent or more in many counties, critics said, but it was not clear how much of that savings — if any — would be passed on to the state. The two-level retirement system also would save counties in the long run, although some counties, such as Los Angeles and Contra Costa, already have multi-tier systems and would be unaffected by the legislation. Continued from Page 1 In contrast, Brown wrote, Harden is not a prominent member of the community and is unemployed, living with his parents. Brown said Harden is portrayed by the press "as a drug abuser having had numerous criminal contacts with police." Brown also cited "publicity that was given to potential evidence incriminating to the defendant" including Harden's criminal history. "But of greatest concern were the front page headlines (in February) proclaiming Troy Harden confesses. The Ukiah Daily Journal going so far as to place a separate white sheet of paper with bold black letering proclaiming Harden confessed in today's edition thereby soliciting the attention of every passer-by whether they read the paper or not," Brown wrote. The motion also included a sworn declaration signed by defense investigator Tom Hine, a former journalist, saying he never had seen that method of marketing newspaper sales before or since. A brief summary written by Branson stated that "the extent of the newspaper publicity was significant, but not overwhelming," but that he had yet to obtain all the medical accounts. Bronson stated that he was particularly concerned with "the emphasis on the guilt of Troy Harden." "While much of this was simply done in a conclusionary manner, the focus on the confession was particularly troubling," Bronson wrote. A hearing on the motion for change of venue is scheduled for July 7. Harden's trial is scheduled for July 12, but it will likely be postponed. Candidate- Continued from Page 1 Biggin was" appointed by former county superintendent Bob Kirkpatrick in 1989 to replace Pat Mclntyre, the Round Valley High School principal then serving also as superintendent. Mclntyre disputed her replacement as a breach of contract and Mclntyre later sued the district claiming she was forced to resign by the Round Valley School Board. Biggin now describes that era as one in which there was a "lack of direction," where the continual turnover of administrators left the staff and community unsupported. In addition to local businesses and community members, Biggin also hopes to attract the support of local American Indian tribal members, saying her experience with the Hoopas makes her especially sensitive to their needs. Biggin said the county schools office serves as an important link to local school districts, especially the small ones, providing curriculum, and business and legal services. However, she noted, in an oblique reference to Ward, the priorities of the county office must be based on the needs of the group, not the desires of an individual. Ward has not confirmed that he will be a candidate for the superintendent's office, but has said he probably will be. Ward was not elected to his current job. He was appointed by the county school board in 1991 to an interim term from which he has since refused to step down. Ward and the county school board have been at odds ever since. Ward's spending habits and his relationship with the board will be the subject of a state investigation this summer. Ward did not attend the regular meeting of Mendocino County superintendents last week and sent word to the group that he would no longer meet with them in person. A number of the superintendents have privately expressed annoyance at that announcement. Biggin is a licensed private pilot and volunteers on the Mendocino County Sheriff's Air Squadron. She also is a member of the Covelo Community Theater Board of Directors. Her husband, John, is a ranger with the Covelo Ranger District. The couple have two children, Carrie, a Humboldt State University senior and Silas, a student at the University of California at Davis. Judge derails Free Trade Agreement WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge today blocked the Clinton administration from proceeding with its proposed North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada until it prepares an environmental impact statement. Clinton wanted Congress to approve the agreement by January, but preparing an environmental impact statement could take months or even years. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey ruled that the agreement negotiated last year by former President Bush and the president of Mexico and prime minister of Canada violates the National Environmental Policy Act. "NAFTA will have significant environmental effects and ... may worsen the environmental problems already existing in the United States-Mexico border area," the judge said in a 23-page ruling. He issued an order forbidding the Clinton administration from submitting the proposed pact to Congress until it first prepares a formal statement on its environmental impact. Richey ruled that former U.S. Trade Represenative Carla Hills and Bush violated the Administra- tive Procedures Act in negotiating and approving the treaty last October without first formally assessing its environmental impact. "Such an impact statement is essential for providing the Congress and the public the information needed to assess the present and future environmental consequences of, as well as the alternative to, the NAFTA when it is submitted to the Congress for approval," the judge said. Both the Clinton and Bush administrations had contended that the National Environmental Policy Act requiring impact statements on significant government actions affecting the environment did not apply to the free-trade accord. They also claimed that subjecting the pact to environmental and administrative procedures laws unconstitutionally infringes on the president's right and ability to conduct foreign policy. "The defendant conveniently ignores the fact that the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations is given to the Congress under the Constitution," Richey said, dismissing the White House arguments.

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