Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 2, 1993 · Page 12
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 12

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, May 2, 1993
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A-12 — SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- ON THE STREETS OF UKIAH QUESTION: Do you feel President Clinton has been keeping his campaign promises? Orvllle Carkhuff visiting Uklah retired I think he has basically, the ones that he can anyhow. I'm satisfied. I voted for him and I think he is doing a good job. Sharla Pantle Uklah bank employee I voted for him and I was hoping that he would do a little better than he is. I think it's hard with Congress and all the other stuff that's been going on. He's been doing good things with women in the service and has been trying to get some of the things to help. It's going to take a long time I think. Dick Perry Uklah private Investigator Not totally, but he's doing probably as good of a job as anyone could do. You can promise all you want but once you get in there, and are actually sitting in the chair, sometimes you find out there's no way of doing what you really want to do. It's just not practical. You say what you have to say to get elected, whether you're a Republican or Democrat. It's Congress' job to balance the budget' They can tell the President no. Donna VdmWyhe Uklah registered nurse It didn't get messed up in .one day and it's going to take more than 100 days to get it straight I think he's doing a good job and making some progress. Nick Brownrlgg Uklah rancher Some. I think he honored his promise to allow gays to serve in the military. I think's he's waffled on use of public lands. I think his income stimulus package has fallen down. I like the man very much and I think he needs to find his own political soul. I think he's still to worried about popular opinions and polls. Tom Chapman Uklah vacuum cleaner salss I don't think he's had enough time yet You've got to wait a year to see what's going on. I don't think anybody can jump in in five minutes (and do a great job). I'm in between right now. After 12 months I'll be able to make my mind up. Asked at Ukiah post office. Daily Digest May 2,1993 OBITUARIES Charles Collet Johnson Charles Collet Johnson, of Clearlake, died Wednesday, April 28, 1993 at his home. He was 75. No services will be held. Burial will be at Ukiah Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel in Lower Lake. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Redwood Valley and had lived in Pacifica before moving to Clearlake. He was a machinist for Herman Safe Co. of San Francisco for 28 years and served in (he U.S. Marines from 1937 to 1946. He is survived by a son, Leroy Johnson of San Bruno; a daughter, Sandra Reiter of Carney, Mo.; a brother, Robert Johnson of Orland; two sisters, Mary Ricetti of Santa Rosa and Barbara Lori of Ukiah; and five grandchildren, James Robert Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Casey Reiter, Lisa Reiter and Austin Reiter. Death and funeral notices are provided by mortuaries and/or families. There Is a fee for publication. The Dally Journal edits submissions to conform to Associated Press writing style and remove personal endearments, such as "devoted daughter" or "beloved mother." All factual Information provided will be printed. Families who want obituary Information to run exactly as submitted—Including personal endearments — should contact the Journal Advertising Department for space and rate Information, 468-3500. UKIAH POLICE LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department ARREST — A 13-year-old Pomolita Middle School student was arrested and taken to juvenile hall Friday for allegedly misusing the 911 system. The boy was arrested on suspicion of false report of an emergency. ARRESTS — John Pimentel, 47, address not given, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Friday during a traffic stop in the 600 block of Grove Avenue. Paul Anderson, 55, address not given, was also listed as being arrested on suspicion of driving under the Influence at the same location. ARREST — John R. Davis, 24, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of felony spousal abuse Saturday. According to the report,'Davis was arrested in the 100 block of Clara Street at 9:50 a.m. Force served a search warrant on a Cedar Street, Fort Bragg home. Dale David Waugh, 27, and Danae Marie Holmes, 23, both of Fort Bragg, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale. Kahe Beverly Stone, 25, and Michelle Lee Piver, 24, both of Fort Bragg, were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. According to authorities, after a week-long investigation Waugh and Holmes were suspected of trafficking metham- phetamine. After the search, agents seized three grams of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia. Stone and Piver were also found to be allegedly under the influence and were arrested, authorities said. CHP LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. INJURY ACCIDENT — A 19-year-old Fort Bragg man suffered major injuries Friday afternoort when riding an off- road motorcycle on a dirt road east of Fort Bragg. According to CHP officers, G.J. Jones caughtahjs foot in the rear wheel spokes around 1:40 p.m. Jones was apassenger on the motorcycle, driven by Michael P. Delcampo, 19, of Fort Bragg. CHP officers said Jones was wearing soft shoes and there were no foot pegs on the motorcycle. Delcampo was not injured and Jones was taken to Mendocino Coast District Hospital in Fort Bragg where he underwent surgery. Readers are reminded that those arrested by law enforcement officers are Innocent until proved guilty. People reported as having been arrested may contact the Dally Journal once the case has been concluded so the results can be reported. Those who feel the Information Is In error should contact the appropriate agency. In the case of those arreeted on suspicion of driving while under the Influence, all DUI cases reported by law enforcement are reported by the Journal. The paper makes no exceptions. FIRE LOG SHERIFF'S LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department. ARREST — An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after deputies found him loading a stolen saddle into a pickup truck in Covelo. Joe Lincoln, of Covelo, was arrested and booked into Mendocino County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. According to sheriffs officials, deputies were called to the D&W Service Station in Covelo at 5 a.m. Saturday after someone reported hearing a window break. When deputies arrived, they found Lincoln loading the saddle in his truck. The saddle was later identified by the owner of the station, sheriffs officials said. ARRESTS — Four people were arrested Thursday after agents from the Mendocino Countywide Narcotics Task UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT Friday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for a possible heart attack victim in the 500 block of Live Oak Avenue at 11:46 a.m. CANCELED MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid that was later canceled in the 200 block of Hospital Drive at 1:51 p.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for a woman complaining of chest pain in the 400 block of East Gobbi Street at 2:15 p.m. CANCELED MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a report of a man down, but found him only sunbathing hi the 200 block of Talmage Road at 2:31 p.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for a woman short of breath in the 400 block of East Gobbi Street at 7:50 p.m. Saturday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for a report of a man down in the 100 block of Pomeroy Avenue at 2:28 a.m. UKIAH VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT Friday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for someone having difficulty breathing in the 1300 block of Sanford Ranch Road at 11:47 p.m. Experts say vitamin E can Consumers protect against heart disease WASHINGTON (AP) — High doses of vitamin E lower the risks of heart disease by helping to neutralize the "bad" kind of cholesterol, but vitamin C has no such effect, researchers reported Saturday. University of Minnesota scientists said that a study of patients taking supplements of both vitamin E and vitamin C showed that only E was able to keep low-density lipa- proteins (LDL), the so-called "bad" cholesterol, from turning into a killer chemical that attacks the inside of arteries. Dr. JozsefBalla, in a paper delivered at a national meeting of clinical researchers, said that LDL cholesterol does iis mischief when it is oxidized in the bloodstream and actually becomes toxic to the cells lining arteries. Laboratory tests with oxidized LDL, he said, showed that the bad cholesterol is toxic when placed in culture with cells taken from the lining of arteries. The oxidized LDL actually killed 40 percent to 50 percent of the artery cells it touched, he said. Such an action in the body causes wounds inside the arteries and leads to a build up of plaques. This process is part of atherosclero- sis, or hardening of the arteries, a condition that can lead to heart attack or stroke. Earlier studies suggested that both vitamin E and vitamin C could prevent the LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidized and, thus, toxic. But Balla and his colleagues, Dr. Gregory M. Vercellotti and Dr. Harry Jacob, said that blood tests run over a six-week period on 10 men who took supplements of vitamins showed that only vitamin E was protective. Continued from Page A-1 billion jobs bill. But Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kans., said the Democratic president was depressing consumers with his tax proposals. Economists concede that both sides may have a point. Some consumers likely are holding off on purchases because of concern over higher taxes. Some undoubtedly would benefit from a jobs-creation program. But more probably are dismayed at the seeming inability of Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything. "A lot of people are just disgusted by the whole thing," said economist Evelina M. Tainer of Prime Economic Consulting in Chicago. When Clinton was elected, consumer confidence surged. The fact that the White House and Congress were in the control of one party was supposed to end gridlock. But Republicans' success in blocking the jobs bill in the Senate with parliamentary tactics and the rhetoric following the GDP report show that gridlock is far from gone. And consumer confidence as measured by the Conference Board, a New York-based research organization, is down from yearend, despite a slight recovery in April. Economists say fundamental economic conditions underlie the sour feelings, but certainly aren't helped by the state of politics. A Commerce Department report Friday on Americans' personal income shows why. "The big (0.6 percent) jump in income in March consisted almost entirely of farm subsidies. We had poor growth in wages and salaries. That's what's troubling consumers more than anything else. It's not that they're mad at Mr. Clinton," said economist Sandra Shaber. Sentence Continued from Page A-1 1992. Wood worth researched her case in Mendocino County Superior Court and found it had been settled for $18,000 in December 1991. She was involved in a traffic accident in December 1990 and had retained DePaoli as her attorney. She told deputies DePaoli had given her $4,000 in December 1991 for her car, but told her that the personal injury part had not been settled. During the trial, DePaoli accused his secretary of eight years, Gayle Patterson, of embezzling the money. But prosecuting attorney David Eyster entered into evidence a signed, sworn declaration by DePaoli written for Patterson, that stated DePaoli was in financial trouble and had directed Patterson to write checks on his clients' trust fund account for his personal needs. In addition to the charge of bribing a witness in Shasta County, DePaoli also faces two counts of embezzlement in Humboldt County and a felony driving under the influence charge in Nevada. Hamburg Continued from Page A-1 man with 100 days under his belt is what kind of staff he's put together. Hamburg said he believes he's ahead of most other representatives in setting up his staff with a good mix of people from Northern California and people with "experience on the hill." He also said he has set up five offices throughout the 1st District at two-thirds the cost of the two offices his predecessors set up. Hamburg said he has also felt fortunate that he was elected to office with a Democratic administration and believes he will have a good influence. He said because of his office, five presenters at the Forest Conference last month in Portland were from the First District. He said forest issues used to be considered by the federal government as important to Washington and Oregon, but now are also considered as an issue for Northern California. One of the toughest issues so far, he said, has been the base closure issue. "It's been a tough one for me because ,1 spoke (during the campaign) oi) downsizing the military. But I don't think Northern California should take the big hit," he said. He also said he was disappointed in the federal government's proposed salmon plan announced last week that many Fort Bragg fishermen have criticized. According to the plan, the short commercial fishing season that had been expected between Horse Mountain and Point Arena from May 1-6 will not open. May fishing will be allowed in federal waters elsewhere off the coast. Fort Bragg will get a six-day May season in state waters up to three miles out, although fishing in both state and federal waters in August and September will hinge on how the federal government implements other parts of its salmon plan. "I'm disappointed that the May fishery has been closed," he said. He later added, "I'm determined we not take the big hit in August and September." Congress- Continued from Page A-1 Ironically, the 47 Republicans — who would normally be the least powerful since they're minority first-termers — are seen as flexing more muscle to date than their Democratic counterparts. GOP freshmen forced a vote on the abolition of four select House committees. Plus, they took on their party's veterans, voting to put limits on how long Republicans can serve as a ranking committee member. . But that isn't enough of an impact for first-termer Terry Everett, R-Ala. "We thought we were elected as a group to change things," said Everett. "I thought we could make a difference. I'm disappointed." There are 63 new Democrats, but their congressional reform proposals created frustration for some. There was no effort to limit committee chairmen terms — which would spread the power around — or lay out specific spending cuts for committees, or place limits on mailing privileges. And the campaign finance portion didn't go as far as many reformers wanted, because it still allows for "bundling" that lets political action committees pool their donations. "What you have is a bunch of well-intentioned people who over- promised that they would be the broom that swept Washington clean," said Ross K. Baker, a political scientist at Rutgers University. "I don't know that we should write their obituary yet," added Christopher Deering, a congressional expert at George Washington University, "but as new members have found, you don't come in and take over the store." Perhaps one reason that the Democratic class hasn't gelled and started out quickly is that there's no common agenda. "What's called reform by some is not reform to others," said Rep. Leslie Byrne, D-Va. For instance, women and minorities who benefit from PAC "bundling" didn't want to do away with that. Republicans chide the freshmen Democrats as cowing to the leadership and backing off chairmen limits out of fear their own committee assignments would be yanked away. "The leadership didn't nip them in the bud — they nipped themselves in the bud," said one veteran House Democrat in a power post, who asked to go unnamed. "They had a ready-made reform base, and they didn't seize the moment," said this veteran, arguing the freshmen could have, gone further on campaign finance. "It's not heads up politics. There are some stars in this class, but the personalities haven't meshed right, or something." Byrne noted that nearly three- fourths of the freshmen came from state and local governments, meaning they're still game-players amenable to changing the system from within — not throwing it out and starting over.

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