On Shaky Ground Living with earthquakes on the North Coast/Inside Sunday, May 2,1993 Volume 133 Number 12 75 cents lax included MENDOCINO COUNTY S LARGEST NEWSPAPER DAYBREAK Marlbel Cardenas New resident active in community Maribel Cardenas recently moved to the Ukiah area from Willits. She attends Mendocino College and is majoring in Administration of Law. She is also vice president of the Hispanic Club at Mendocino College and volunteers at Nuestra Casa, an organization that works to help Hispanic teen-agers stay alcohol and drug free. TIDBITS • Marisol Leon, a senior at Willits High School, has been selected to receive one of 10 McDonald's Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources scholarship awards at today's Clnco de Mayo Parade and Festival in San Francisco. The HACER scholarship acknowledges each student's academic achievements as among the highest of graduating seniors in the greater Bay Area. The award is a $1,000 grant to assist with college expenses. 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JOURNAL PHONES Main Numbera 468-3500, 468-0123 Circulation Number. 468-3533 Claaalflad Numbar 468-3535, 468-3536 WEATHER Outlook: Sunny Temperatures ' Fridays high Frlda/8 low Last year's 4/30 high Last year's 4/30 low Saturday's high Saturday's low Last year's 5/1 high Last year's 5/1 low Rainfall As of 4 p.m. Saturday Season to 5/1 Last year to 5/1 78 47 69 42 82 46 78 42 .00 42.01 27.23 Tte Qajy Journal H mate trem it l«Mt 49 loop and rwyda yaw PHHK Attorney gets prison time for theft By LOIS O'ROURKE Journal staff writer A Eureka attorney, convicted March 30 in Mendocino County Superior Court of embezzlement and fraud, was sentenced Friday to spend four years in state prison. Bernard DePaoli, 44, was accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Willits client who had retained him as an attorney for her personal injury case. Visiting Lake County Superior Court Judge John Golden stayed two years of DePaoli's prison sentence until the completion of DePaoli's trial in Shasta County. DePaoli, former Humboldt County District Attorney, is charged with bribing a witness in connection with a 1988 Shasta County murder trial in which he represented the defendant. DePaoli's trial in that case is scheduled for Aug. 17. On Friday, Golden denied DePaoli's request for probation, saying DePaoli took advantage of a position of trust, the monetary loss to the victim was substantial and DePaoli's crimes showed sophistication. DePaoli was also ordered to pay $10,000 to Deborah Woodworth, the victim, and $1,000 in restitution. Golden ordered DePaoli remanded into custody and set his bail at $15,000 pending appeal. Woodworm said she was pleased that DePaoli received aprison sentence, but said she did not expect to see her money anytime soon. "It's nothing you can count on," she said outside the courtroom after DePaoli was sentenced. DePaoli was arrested last September by Mendocino County sheriff's deputies after Woodworth reported DePaoli had told her her personal injury case had not been settled and was scheduled for court in October See SENTENCE, Page A-12 LOGGING REPORT Foresters recommend ecosystem approach WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's largest group of professional foresters is urging a dramatic departure from the century-old practices of the U.S. timber industry, saying more emphasis must be given to protecting wildlife and diversity in forests. In an uncharacteristically pointed report, the Society of American Foresters says the current aim to cut trees at the same rate of regrowth is simply not enough to protect forests over time. Instead, a society task force is recommending an ecosystem approach that would also base logging on protection of wildlife, water quality and overall ecological health. "If you read between the lines, what it is saying is what the profession was taught, and what it helped teach, has turned out to be wrong and we are going to have to make amends for past mistakes," said Frances Hunt, a forester for the National Wildlife Federation and a society member. The report, released last week, is so controversial within the industry that the 18,000-member society's board of directors has yet to adopt a formal policy advocating the ideas. "We are talking about a major change in forestry in the United States," said Logan Norris, the task force chairman and head of the Department of Forest Science at Oregon State University. "There are some people really nervous about it." James Sweeney, director of wildlife ecology for the American Forest and Paper Association, was among three industry representatives on the 11-member task force. "The different authors had quite divergent viewpoints at the front," Sweeney said. "Folks tend to say, 'Oh gosh, that's getting into some difficult areas,' and as a result, back off of it. To move the concept onto the ground is where the challenge is going to be," he said. HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW Area residents were out In force Saturday at this weekend's Spring Home Improvement Show at the fairgrounds. Dozens of local businesses packed Carl Purdy Hall with merchandise and Ideas for the home and garden. The show continues today from 11 a.m. Roly Shaipe-Brash/The Daily Journal to 4 p.m. There Is no charge for admission, and refreshments are available from the Redwood Empire Lions Club. The Spring Home Improvement Show Is co-sponsored by the Uklah Dally Journal and the Greater Uklah Chamber of Commerce. Hamburg's first 100 days: committees count By LOIS O'ROURKE Journal staff writer The most important thing a freshman congressman can do in the first 100 days, according to political analyst Josh Goldstein, is get the "right" committee assignments. Rep. Dan Hamburg, D- Ukiah, who defeated incumbent Frank Riggs in November, has been assigned to two committees, the Public Works and Transportation and Merchant Marine and Fisheries. "To a certain extent they're good First-termers' impact has been slight Hamburg WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's 110-member freshman class — swept in on an expectation of reform — gets partial credit for going deeper on deficit reduction than President Clinton sought. Ii also forced the cuts-before- spending tack House lawmakers took on the $16 billion jobs bill. But bringing about big change remains an elusive goal. Asked about the freshmen's sway during the first 100 days of the Clinton administration, Rep. Nathan Deal, D-Ga., replied "Have we had ANY?" The class of '92 is the largest crop of newcomers in 50 years. See CONGRESS, Page A-12 assignments," said Goldstein, project director for the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington D.C. While not as powerful as the Ways and Means Committee, Goldstein said, the Merchant Mar- ine and Fisheries Committee is related to the economy of the 1st District and the Public Works and Transportation Committee has the potential to bring federal money to the district. But, Goldstein noted, 100 days is not really long enough to judge the effectiveness of the president, much less that of a freshman congressman. "After all, he's coming into an institution with 435 members based on seniority and turf. To be a good congressman he has to work his way into the structure or be a leader," Goldstein said. Hamburg said getting those committee assignments was important, but he also wanted to find his place in the Democratic caucus. With freshman Demcrats numbering 62, it is the largest freshman class in a number of years. Goldstein said other things to look for in a freshman congress- See HAMBURG, Page A-12 SCHOOL MARKS MAY DAY Roly Shwpo-Bruh/nie IWly Journal Loren Marrow, 9, left, and Jeaalce Marrow, 11, braid multicolored streamers Friday morning for Applewood School's Maypole. Applewood students celebrated spring with a traditional Maypole dance. Consumers aren't in the mood to spend, whatever the reason By DAVE SKIDMORE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dispirited about government or their own finances, American consumers have snapped shut their wallets and helped put a drag on the economic growth. Economists argue about why consumers have stopped spending. But it's the politicians who argue about what needs to be done to encourage them to start again. Last week, the focus was the dramatic drop in the gross domestic product, an important measure of how the economy is growing. The annualized growth rate of the GDP, the sum of all goods and services produced in the United States, slowed from a five-year high of 4.7 percent during the final three months of last year to an anemic 1.8 percent during the first three months of this year. The biggest factor was a shift in consumer spending, from 5.1 percent growth in the fourth quarter to 1.2 percent growth in the first. The report was only hours old when Democrats and Republicans offered sharply different interpretations. President Clinton's Cabinet officers said the sorry performance only underscored the need for the administration's $16 See CONSUMERS, Page A-12 3 Clearlake Oaks homes burn CLEAR LAKE (AP) — Fire destroyed three homes on the northeast shore of Clear Lake on Friday night. One source told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat the homes were side by side along the lake shore in the area known as Clearlake Oaks: Firefighters from at least five departments fought the flames. Iris Hudson, a Clearlake Oaks resident who lives on a hill about a quarter mile from the fire, said she saw flames leaping from homes about 7:15 p.m. Susan Barton, wife of Clearlake Oaks Fire Chief James Burton, said she had no reports of any injuries.
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