Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 3, 1993 · Page 12
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12 — MONDAY, MAY 3, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- vN-i;. S •.,.£> ,. Z V ~f "• s. M& M^AA. -A ***** A . JA A .M.Ji A . J^ .. May 3,1993 OBITUARIES Helen Bernice Johns Helen Bernice Johns, 73, of Ukiah, died Friday, April 30, 1993 at her home of natural causes. Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evangelical Free Church of Ukiah with the Rev. Dave Strem of Evangelical Free Church officiating. Mrs. Johns was born April 15,1920 in Stockton, and lived in Ukiah for 14 years. She was an accountant for 15 years at Crane Standard Processing and Engraving. She was a bible study fellowship leader and a member of Evangelical Free Church. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 1992. She is survived by her husband, Windsor, daughters Carolyn Smith of Oakland and Linda Kaysing of Las Vegas, N.M., son William Johns of Albany, sister Alice Hargreaves of Bakersfleld, sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Frank Alves of Half Moon Bay, and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary. Edward A. Jennings Edward A. Jennings, 70, died April 28,1993 at his home in Idaho. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 8 at the Coffelt Moon Chapel Funeral Home in Sandpoint, Idaho. Mr. Jennings was bom Sept. 5,1922 in Chicago, m. and moved to California with his family when he was a small boy. He served in the Sea Bees during World War n and worked for more than 20 years for Standard Oil Company in Ukiah. The Jennings moved to South Bend, Wash, in 1973. In 1990 they moved to Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Joy, daughter Mona Stafford of Sandpoint, Idaho, son Craig Jennings of Colville, Wash., brother Ray Jennings of Ukiah, and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ukiah. 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 ss "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, 469-3500. UKIAH POLICE LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department Officers responded to 137 calls for service and initiated 68 other activities between 7 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m today. Three burglaries and four traffic accidents were investigated, and 18 arrests were made: six for public intoxication, seven for other misdemeanors, two for DUI and three for felonies. Of these incidents the following were of interest THEFT — Police received a report that someone's front door was stolen from an address in the 1100 block of South Dora Street. The theft was reported to police at 10:08 pjn. Sunday. THEFT—A bicycle was reported stolen from an address in the 700 block of South State Street at 12:06 p.m. Sunday. ARREST — Dennis Maas, 50, of Ukiah, was arrested at 7:52 p.m. Sunday for trespassing at an address in the 600 block of South State Street. He was cited and released but arrested again at 10:15 p.m. for parole violation and sent to the county jail. Maas had been arrested at 2:35 Saturday afternoon at an address in the 100 block of Betty Street for public drunkeness. ARREST — Fleming Knight, 37, hometown not given, was arrested at 12:03 ajn. Sunday after a fight at the Forest Club in Ukiah. ARREST — David Simpson,33, and Jolene Finn, 39, were arrested at 6:18 p.m. Saturday after a domestic fight at a residence in the 500 block of Park Boulevard. Simpson was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery and Finn was arrested on suspicion of battery. SHERIFF'S LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department ARREST — Joe Lincoln, 18, of Covelo, was arrested Saturday for stealing a saddle. According to the report, the sherriff s office received a call at 5 a.m. Saturday about a burglary in progress at the D&W Shell Station in Covelo. A man reported that he was awakened by the sound of a window being broken at the Shell Station. He said he looked outside and saw at least one individual leave the area to the rear of the station in a car and he then called 911. Deputy Tim Ellis investigated the report and subsequently found the suspect, Joe Lincoln, loading a saddle into a pickup truck. The saddle was identified by the Shell station owner as stolen. Lincoln was arrested and taken to the county jail. Bail was set at $5,000. BOMB THREAT — The Anderson Valley Junior High School was evacuated Friday at noon after a bomb threat was received. A caller told officials "There is a bomb in your school," and hung up. No bomb was found. INDECENT EXPOSURE — Deputies were called at 1:31 p.m. Friday and told that a man was exposing himself to children on Main Street in Potter Valley. Deputies are on the lookout for the man and a vehicle described as a tan and brown 1987 Ford King Cab pickup truck. INDECENT EXPOSURE — Deputies received a complaint at 11:20 a.m. Saturday that between 20 and 25 nude people were partying and sunbathing at the Hearst Bridge, about 15 miles outside Willits along the Heart-Willits Road. At least three juveniles were taken into custody, cited, and released to parents. Later that afternoon, at 5:48 p.m. the same person complained to deputies again. ARREST — An unnamed 34-year-old man was arrested at 5:25 pjn. Sunday after reportedly shooting a woman in the eye with a BB gun at an address on Howard Street in Covelo. According to the report the man may have been intoxicated at the time. ARREST—Stephen Douglas Swingle, 41, of Fort Bragg, was arrested at 10 a.m. Sunday after he brandished a loaded 12-gauge shotgun at a process server. CHP LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. ARREST—Salvador Juarez Valtera, 31, of Hopland, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. According to the report, Valtera was stopped at 1:56 p.m. Saturday on Highway 101 in Hopland. ARREST — David Michael McClure, 33, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. According to the report, McCLure was stopped at 8:44 pjn. Saturday northbound on Highway 101 north of Uva Drive. ARREST — Ronald F. Barton, 37, of Kelseyville, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. According to the report, Barton was stopped at 11:15 p.m. Sunday on Highwau 101 south of Laytonville. ACCIDENT — There were no serious injuries after an accident at 2:50 p.m. on Highway 101 three miles south of Laytonville Sunday. According to the report, Howard R. Wendt, 75, of Laytonville stopped his pickup along southbound Highway 101 in an attempt to turn left. Wendt turned suddenly left right into the path of a northbound 1992 Dodge driven by Marilyn M. Urkluski, 37, and occupied by her passenger Geoffrey Northover, 39, both of Ventura. Wendt was taken to Howard Memorial hospital with moderate injuries, Northover was taken to Howard Memorial with minor injuries, and Urkluski was not treated for any injuries. Both Urk- luski and Northover were wearing seatbelts, Wendt was not. Readers are reminded that those arrested by law enforcement officers are Innocent until proved guilty. People reported ss 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 arrested on suspicion of driving while under the Influence, all DU1 cases reported by law enforcement are reported by the Journal. The paper makes no exceptions. FIRE LOG UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 600 block of Holden Street at 8:51 a.m. Saturday and assisted an 86-year-old woman who was feeling sick and dizzy to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. At 1:06 p.m. she was taken home again. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 700 block of East Gobbi at 5:28 pm. Saturday and assisted a man who had fallen. Transportation was not necessary. ruun MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 700 block of East Gobbi at 11:46 p.m. Saturday and assisted an elderly woman with leg and chest pain to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. She was taken home again at 2 a.m. Sunday. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 700 block of South Oak Street at 1:09 a.m. Sunday and assisted an elderly woman complaining of weakness to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL FALSE ALARM—Firefighters were called out at 10:10 a.m. Sunday to an address in the 400 block of South Dora Street by a man who thought a woman in his apartment was dead. Upon arrival a 35-year-old woman was found sitting on the couch, alert and awake. The man said he'd looked at her a long time and could not see her breathing so he called for assistance. The woman said she was just sleeping. The man did not try to wake her before calling. He was advised by firefighters in the future to try to shake a person awake before calling for an ambulance, but not to hesitate to call them if necessary. FALSE ALARM—Firefighters responded to a false fire after a 4-year-old at Ukiah Valley Medical Center's Hospital Drive facility pulled the alarm. The alarm sounded at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters, with the help of a Spanish- speaking translator advised the child about pulling fire alarms. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 600 block of Orchard Avenue at 4 p.m. Sunday and assisted a 96-year-old man who was unable to get out of his chair in the back yard. The call was placed by the man's caregvier. The man complained of feeling weak but did not want to go to the hospital. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 400 block of East Gobbi Street at 11:19 p.m. Sunday and assisted an 87-year-old woman with chest pain to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 200 block of Norton Street at 12:09 a.m. today and assisted a woman with stomach pain to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Logging cutback 'fakery' charged ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmentalist says a proposal that would essentially end commercial logging in many national forests is simply U.S. Forest Service fakery. "This kind of agency-generated reform is simply a smokescreen to get the dogs off the track and to make the public believe that something has happened when in fact nothing has happened," said Sam Hitt, director of the Santa Fe-based Forest Guardians. The Forest Service tentatively has identified 62 national forests as candidates for ending commercial timber harvests, said an agency official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Forest Service memo to regional foresters listing possible candidates included just one in California, San Bernardino National Forest. Air Force fed Eskimos radioactive drugs during '50s ATLANTA (AP) — Healthy Alaskan Eskimos and Indians were fed radioactive drugs in a 1950s Cold War medical experiment to learn if American soldiers could better survive in the arctic, Cable News Network said today. Doctors hired by the Air Force gave pills containing small amounts of radioactive iodine to 102 Alaskan Eskimos and Indians, measuring the drugs' effect on their thyroid glands, documents obtained by CNN Special Reports showed. Air Force researchers believe the thyroid gland might hold some clue as to how Alaska natives could survive so well during intensely cold arctic winters. The network said Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, R-Alaska, is calling for a federal investigation. "There's no evidence in the report to suggest whether they knew what they were receiving nor was there any followup," Murkowski said. "Clearly the government did break a trust because those people were willing to go through these proceedings and the government really owed them an obligation to follow through and that's what we've got to address now," he said. The doctor who ran the experiment, Dr. Kaare Rodahl, now lives in Norway. In a telephone interview with CNN, he defended the tests as perfectly safe, saying the Eskimos were probably exposed to much more radiation from Soviet atomic bomb tests. Rodahl said military officials were concerned about the bomb tests and if American soldiers could survive in case of a clash with the Soviet Union in the arctic. "This was in 1950 to 1957 at the time when the Cold War was at its coldest and the shortest distance between America and Russia was close to the North Polar Basin," he said. "And this was before the rockets were available, so they were flying military airplanes all the time Housing Continued from Page 1 Cochran argues that the county is sloughing off its responsibility to create affordable housing in the city. County officials agree that last year's Pudding Creek rezoning runs counter to the goal of creating more affordable housing. Planners leave open the possibility that Pudding Creek land use rules could be changed again, saying "we accept the point that areas adjacent to cities ... should be evaluated for rezoning to a higher density." But that, along with several other county-proposed measures like allowing second units to be built in the Coastal Zone, or giving financial incentives, to builders to produce more affordable units, seem to be on the slow track. Over the next few years, the county proposes to rezone 124 acres of land to high-density housing and consider things like rent control for mobile home parks and seasonal housing for migrant farm- workers. But specifics on what land would be fezoned, or when any of these actions will be taken has not been decided. Pressed on how the county s housing goals will be met using the measures now proposed, county planners reply simply that it's understood ''those goals will probably not be met." Numerous revisions (to the county housing plan) are proposed," the county's official reply states, "however, the overall policy direction remains essentially unchanged." Meals- Continued from Page 1 ing phone calls and letters. "That's not OK," Dilenschneid- er said. She said the Interfaith group, Plowshares staff, the neighbors, and she hoped someone representing the Planning Commission, are going to have a mediation session with a specialist at Redwood Legal Services in Ukiah. The meeting has not yet been scheduled. In the meantime, she said, the faith communities are looking at a short term solution such as weekend brown bag lunches. For the long term, Dilenscheider said, "Maybe we need to dream bigger." She said perhaps it was time to unify services to the needy now provided in three locations at the Ukiah Community Center, the Ukiah Food Bank and Plowshares Ding Room to a central location outside a residential neighborhood. An appeal of the Planning Commission's decision has been filed with the Ukiah City Council, but Dilenschenider said the network may ask for more time to see if things can be worked out outside City Hall. "If you can meet the needs and interests of your toughest critics, they become your biggist allies," she said, quoting an old adage. But that solution may take ahwile. "Mostly, we're trying not to get railroaded by time," she concluded. Bosnia- Continued from Page 1 "I would prefer them not to sigh, and be up front for once," said Miro Purivatra, a Sarajevo artist. "They are going to keep those territories they conquered forever." Serbs have seized about 70 percent of the republic since fighting erupted last year when the republic's Muslims and Croats voted for independence from Yugoslavia. The peace plan, drawn up by U.N. envoy Cyrus Vance and European Community mediator Lord David Owen, would reduce Serb territory to 43 percent. "Nobody is happy with the signing of this document because people do not believe in Karadzic's signature," said Gordana Knezevic, editor of the daily newspaper Oslobodjenje. "I personally hope that the Americans do what they promised, that they won't be satisfied with the Serbs' word but with actual deeds." France and Britain have been reluctant to endorse any plan for the West's use of force against Serb rebels for fear their peacekeeping troops in Bosnia would come under attack. Sarajevo residents were skeptical Sunday that Karadzic's acceptance of the peace plan would bring peace. So were U.S. leaders. Both Christopher and President Clinton said they would judge Bosnia's Serbs not by what they say but by what they do. "What really matters is what happens on the ground," said Christopher. "Whether the killing stops, whether the aid is permitted to get into those who need it, whether the heavy weapons are silenced, whether the parties carry out their agreements." Within hours of those remarks, Bosnian Serb forces lobbed four shells into Sarajevo, killing at least two people. The shelling persisted today. ,,»Kgtift>!fffrre leaving Qreeqe on Sunday, Karadzic told reporters that the Bosnian Serb assembly "will show the necessary understanding and may accept the signature we put down today." But assembly speaker Momcilo Krajisnik immediately rejected the plan. The document Karadzic signed splits Bosnia into 10 provinces, three each controlled by Serbs, Muslims and Croats. The 10th, the capital of Sarajevo, would be under joint control. Bosnian Croats and Muslims previously had approved the plan. Roads- with atomic weapons and they (American military officials) were concerned about the crews if they had to go down on the ice, so they would survive until they could retrieve the bombs and so on. "Therefore, we felt that if we could make a study of the Eskimo to find out how they got along we could perhaps learn from them so that we could do the same as they do," Rodahl said. Eskimos interviewed by CNN said they were not told about the radioactivity. Bob Ahgook, of Anaktuvuk, Alaska, said he thought the Air Force doctors were studying Eskimo diets. He knew nothing about the radioactive tracer be ingested and said doctors did not explain what they were doing to him. Continued from Page 1 De Vail said that could end up costing the county more than $1 million in uncompensated repairs a year. That means "the taxpayers in the county are subsidizing the haulers," he said. De Vall's cost estimate is based on a study done by Campbell in 1989. The study was undertaken after timber companies began operating more frequently in the winter, which resulted in heavier traffic on county roads just when they are more susceptible to damage, he said. Campbell said the study was only partial. It found that eight roads comprising 58 miles sustained $1 million of damage during three winter months that year — most of it attributable to hauler use. There are no figures estimating the total damage caused by haulers each year. Since 1989, haulers using the roads regularly have helped pay for a portion of the damage by supplying materials to fix the roads, Campbell said. In the 1991-92 fiscal year, haulers contributed $14,023 and in 1992-93, they contributed $14,856, he said. "They really have done their share," Campbell said. And the haulers seemed willing to comply until this winter when Campbell, short on money and road workers because of big budget cuts in his department, asked for more. He wanted them to help pay for the personnel to fix the roads and to provide some sort of monetary guarantee, such as a bond, before being granted a permit for winter hauls. The trucking companies, mostly logging and gravel, objected and brought up the fact — which the county already suspected was true — that state laws supersede the county's ability to regulate road use. The county was given the authority to issue permits and regulate its roads sometime in the 1930s, de Vail said. But. in the 1970s, legislation limited the authority. De Vail said the Board of Supervisors is probably going to rescind the ordinance. He said now the county needs to find another way to get compensation from the haulers because it doesn't have the money to fix the roads, he said. If they're not fixed, they could be closed for liability reasons, de Vail said. He said alternatives to the county permit process are being considered. One is to take part in timber harvest plan processes through the California Department of Forestry, de Vail said. That would entail listing county road damage as an impact associated with the harvest plan. De Vail said another way to regulate road damage — at least that caused by timber companies — is to implement county forest rules. A proposed county forest rules package rule was vehemently opposed by logging companies and was voted down by the majority of supervisors last year, but de Vail said it could be reconsidered if it's the only way the county can control its road costs. All the local news, weather & sports m the

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