Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 23, 1987 · Page 6
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 6

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, September 23, 1987
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BUSINESS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,1987 Biggest one-day gain in Wall Street history By The Associated Press On Tuesday, optimism about the inflation outlook and declines in interest rates pushed stock prices higher, carrying the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest one- day gain on record. The closely-watched index leaped a record 75.23 points to close at 2,568.05 in moderately active trading. That was the biggest one-day rise in the closely watched market barometer since a 69.89-point advance on April 3. "The market exploded," said Charles Jensen, who follows stock price movements for the investment firm MKI Securities Corp. He and other analysts said investors were taking a more optimistic View on inflation and interest rates. Oil prices, a key barometer of inflation, fluctuated between $19 and $20 per barrel Tuesday and ended lower in active trading, influenced largely by speculation on Iran's next move in the gulf. On tlic New York Mercantile Exchange, the contract for October delivery of Wcsl Texas Intermediate, the key U.S. crude, closed at $19.25 per 42-gallon barrel, down 48 cents from Monday's close. Shortly after the market opened, the price zoomed to $19.86 a barrel in response to news that a U.S. helicopter patrolling the gulf machine- gunned an Iranian vessel that the Americans claimed was laying mines. Typing with Memory 759 S. STATE UKIAH - .. -,„, , ,_ 468-0251 Creative^ Workshop , ,„„„„„„,„„, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 50%OFF Our client Elizabeth Oliras lost llCtlbs. © 1967 Nutri/System, Inc. W« Succeed Where Diets Fail You. nutri/systcm 50% OFF Call today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. 468-3857 Crossroads Shopping Center Ukiah Specie! does not Include the co»t of exclusion NuirlSysiem foods. Condi nutri system 8 'HURRY !> I OFFER C. ' EXPIRES -f /Sat. 9/26/87. Credit union crew Li Dei Wen More than 300 people attended the open house Friday at the Mendo Lake Credit Union's new facility at 526 S. State St. Greeting members and other guests were employees and the board of directors. Cutting the ribbon were, In the center, Ron Houghton, manager, and Emll Kafrounl, vice president of the board. Others, from the left, are: Julie Slmental, loan officer; Debbie Summit, teller; Marvin Elder, board member; Jill Cook, teller; Chuck Stevens, board member; Jimmy Short, member service representative; Laura Neilson, operations supervisor; Heidi Hildebrand, member service representative; and R. Emmett Jones, board member. Organic farming gaining respect MODESTO (AP) — Organic farming is slowly gaining some attention from conventional farmers, who have the general reputation of considering the practice kind of kooky. Bill Amerine, a fourth- generation fruit and nut grower north of Modesto, has turned over a small piece of his land for an experiment to compare organically grown Granny Smith apples with apples that use regular pesticides. And when Cliff Van Till, president of San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, decided to diversify to augment his income from almonds, he began growing vegetables organically. Van Till admits he was prodded by his wife to try organic farming — avoiding synthetic chemicals in spraying the crop or fertilizing the land. "I wanted to dp something that would change quickly, and vegetables arc a three-month turnover" he explained during an information meeting at the Amerine ranch on use of pesticides and alternate methods. "Also, my wife is very interested in the organic approach." He planted vegetables on 10 acres of family land near Ripon that hadn't been farmed for five years, "so the soil was ubasidally virgin soil." ' a. Van Till is in his first? season of growing organically, so he can only advertise his vegetables as pesticide free when he sells to health food and grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. That's because it takes two years to get certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. That group goes beyond state law Let Your Pain Gremlin Go Fishing JAMES R. CRUISE, MD Internal Medicine 462-1202 Pain Management Stress Reduction Sports Injuries Nutrition Preventive Medicine Ukiah Pain and Stress Reduction Center 234 B Hospital Drive, Ukiah in its inspections to decide whether to certify a farm as organic, said President Mark Lipson. State law says that for a crop or. livestock to be labeled organic, synthetically compounded materials cannot be used in its production or storage, Lipson said. "California Certified Organic Farmers also has a positive definition of organic," he added. Smoke delays some Napa grape harvests NAPA (AP) — Some grape growers have delayed picking crops because of haze from stubborn forest fires in Northern California, according to an industry expert. "It put us in a little bit of a holding pattern," said Bob Dwyer, executive director of the Napa Valley Vintners Association. He said on Monday overcast skies from the fires in Klamath and Shasta-Trinity national forests kept temperatures cooler than normal until last week. He said some growers delayed the harvest to let the sugar content rise and the acid leva! fall. However, Dwyer said he is still optimistic about the quality of the harvest, noting that about 70 percent of the grapes already have been picked because the harvest has been earlier than usual this year. _ foods. Condi mi**** wrt«f». *i ^ . I tlons apply. ' ' H x^NT I Acupuncture clinic opens on W. Church By U BE) WEN Journal Corrwpondtnt Timothy Kuan, who "practiced medicine in China for 11 years, has opened an acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic in Ukiah. Dr. Kuan is a graduate of Canton Medical College and has one year of training in traditional Chinese medicine. Most of his medical experience in China was as a sur- S jon at the Canton > People's ospital. In 1978 Dr. Kuan immigrated to Hong Kong and for three years worked with a friend who operates a medical clinic there. He came to the United States in 1980 and a year later was licensed to practice Chinese traditional medicine in California. For five years Dr. Kuan worked in a clinic in San Matco, operated by his brother- in-law. A friend persuaded him to move his practice to Ukiah. His wife is a piano teacher and the couple has one son, 13. The family will move to Ukiah soon. Dr. Kuan comes from a family of physicians. Two brothers are also surgeons, one practicing in Pojt- land, Ore., one is an X-Ray tccni- cian, a sister is a pediatrician and another is a lab. technician. Dr. Kuan's office is at 101 W. Church St. No. 9. He is available for appointments by calling 468-0700. Timber production up over year ago PORTLAND, Ore. — The report of comparative figures on western lumber production, orders, shipments and inventories for the week ended Sept. 12 was issued by Western Wood Products Association recently. The information represents industry data from the 12-statc western woods region. Lumber production during the week, which was shortened by the Labor Day holiday, was reported at 358 million board feet. Orders were 267 million board feet. Shipments were reported at 326 million feet. Figures for the same week a year ago, which was not a holiday week, show production at 448 million board feel, orders 466 million feet and shipments 423 million feet. Year-to-date figures through 36 weeks of 1987 show production at 15.25 billion board feet, orders at 15.415 billion board feet and shipments at 15.278 billion board feet. Totals a year ago at this time show production at 13.591 billion board feet, orders at 13.899 billion board feet and shipments at 13.679 billion board feel. • Inventories in the region are 2.164 billion board feet, 32 million feet more than the previous week. Figures for the same week a year ago show inventories were 2.118 billion board feet. A growing business has growing risks. When your business grows, so do your insurance needs. A new building, more employees or additional equipment can make your current insurance protection inadequate. From years of experience as an independent agency, we know how to spot changes in our clients' businesses. And we can respond to these changes by working with CNA and the other major companies we represent. We'll review the insurance coverages available and recommend the one that's right for .each client. Make sure your business insurance is keeping pace with your business. Contact us soon. Shore, Ready & Engebnan 609 S. State Street Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 462-4748 c 1987. The CNA Insurance Companies WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO (L LOSE THAT WEIGHT! This year, get a jump on the holidays with Quick Start Plus, the healthy way to lose weight. Delicious menus and nutritional food choices. An optional exercise plan. Tailor it all to fit your lifestyle. We'll motivate and support you all the way. SAVE THAT MONEY! Join by September 26 and save $13* THE NEW QUICK START [Ml§l PROGRAM" JOINFORHALFPRICE!SAVE$13! - Join by September 26 at these convenient locations: UKIAH CLEAR LAKE MMtingRoom Red Bud Park BUg. 640 Orchard St. • Wed. 6:30 •Thurs. 9:30 am & 6:30 pm LAKEPOHT WILLITS UkeportWoawn'iClub Sr. Citizens Centtr 7th & High Sts. 71 E. Commercial • Tues. 9:30 am & 6:30 pm •Mon.6:30pm Mew registrants should arrive 15 minutes before times listed for orientation. For more information and additional meeting locations, call The Connection' 1-800-333*3000 WATCHERS 1 **i H™.' an<l Ma51erCa ' d »«epled at (elected locations lor prepayment. OHer valid n a W * P» rtl<!l P« ln 9 tocal'ons only Cannot be combined witn other discountt or special ^

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