Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 25, 1987 · Page 18
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 18

Ukiah, California
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Friday, September 25, 1987
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18-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1987 OBITUARIES THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL' Richard E. Center Funeral services will be li a.m. Sat., Sept 26, at Ukiah's First Baptist Church, for Richard E. Center, 41, who died Sept. 23 of dancer. Pastor William Duncan will officiate. Cremation will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Ariange- ments are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary. A native Ukiahan, Center was born Oct. 3,1945, and attended local schools, graduating from jUkiah High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict, he was employed as a bartender arid carpenter. His friends will remember him as one of the best pool players Pulp mills to get dioxin tests in Ukiah. Surviving him are two daughters, Dawn and Jodi Center of Redwood Valley; his mother, Lottie Center of Ukiah; four brothers, William Center of Aurora, Mo., J.T. Center of San Jose, Carl Center of Eureka, and Joseph Center of Boise, Idaho; and five sisters, Jane Foster, Joyce Lucientes and Connie Taylor of Ukiah, Bonnie Johnson of Santa Cruz and Amanda Carter of West Fork, Ark. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Ukiah Hospice, P.O. Box 612. WEATHER Extended forecast Fair except low clouds and fog tonight and Saturday morning along the coast. Increasing clouds'in the far north tonight leading to a slight chance of showers near the Oregon border Saturday. Coastal; lows tonight 45 to 55 with highs Saturday upper 50s and 60s. Coastal! valley lows tonight 40s to lower 50s with highs Saturday 70s. Inland: valley lows tonight 50 to 60 with highs Saturday upper 70s and 80s. Mountain lows tonight 30s and 40s with highs Saturday 60s and l( New York and upper Michigan, in the 60s and 70s from southern New England across New Jersey, the 'upper Appalachians, the remainder of the Great Lakes, the lower Ohio Valley, much of Minnesota, along the northern Pacific Coast and from central Arizona across southern Utah and southern Colorado, in the 90s in the desert Southwest and in the 80s elsewhere. Temperatures at 3 a.m. EDT ranged from 30 degrees at Hibbing, Minn., to 82 degrees at Yuma, Ariz. Temperatures State forecast Central California can , expect patchy coastal low clouds qnd fog tonight and Saturday morning. Otherwise fair through Saturday. Coastal lows tonight 45 to 55 with highs Saturday 60s to low 70s. Coastal valley lows tonight 45 to 55 with highs Saturday 70s to low 80s. Inland valley lows tonight 50s and lower 60s with highs Saturday 80s to low 90s. Mountain lows tonight 30s and 40s with highs Saturday mid 60s and 70s. Southern California can expect low clouds and local fog tonight and Saturday morning into the coastal and intermediate valleys. Otherwise hazy and cooler. Beach lows tonight 58 to 64 with highs Saturday 65 to 73. Valley lows tonight 56 to 64 with highs Saturday 76 to 86. State summary Low clouds and patdhy fog blanketed much of the California coast Thursday night, spreading inland through many coastal valleys during the early morning hours. Fair skies prevailed over interior sections. Early morning temperatures at lower elevations at TOSS the Golden State ranged from t le 50s in the north to the 60s in die south. National summary The nation's northern reaches had a scrape with frost today, while pleasant fall weather prevailed •elsewhere. Freezing temperatures were recorded in upper Michigan and the northern quarter of Wisconsin this morning, and snow flurries were scattered in the higher elevations of northern New England. Evening rain showers diminished and early morning skies remained clear or partly cloudy over much of the nation. High temperatures today were expected to reach the 40s in northern Maine and 50s in the rest of northern New England, northern • Temperatures high and overnight Mbany,N.Y. MbUQUtfQUQ Amanlto AOCnOMQG AshevMe Atlanta Atlantic City AuiDn Baltimore Birmingham Bismarck Boh* Boilon BrownsvMe Buffalo Burthglon.Vt. Catpsr CharMon.S.C. CharkMton,W.Va. Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Cohmtta,S.C. Coluntxji.0hto Concord.N.H. Dallas-Ft Worth Dayton Denver Das Molnes Detroit DJuth ElPau Evansvlle Fakbank* Fargo Flagstaff Grand Rapids Great Falit areensboro,N.C. Hertford Helena Honolulu Houston Indianapolis •laMon.MK*. Jaoksonvlle Juneau KiwatCHy Uu Vegas Lk la Rock Los Angeles Loulivlib Lubbock Memphis Mlarn) Beach Midland-Odessa Milwaukee Mpto-St Haul Nashville New Orleans New York CKy Nortofc.Va. 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Dioxin-related compounds found in pulp samples taken from five mills in Oregon, Texas, Minnesota, Ohio and Maine led EPA officials to call for a review of the remaining 85 mills around the country that use what is known as the "kraft" bleaching process, which uses chlorine to turn the pulp white. Fish examined from sites down- river of the five pulp mills also contained dioxin "at levels which could be a concern," according to the EPA. But EPA officials were cautious not to alarm the public about the safety of eating the fish, or of using paper products such as coffee filters, writing paper, diapers, paper towels, napkins and feminine hygiene products manufactured through chlorine process. "There is no basis to conclude any of these products arc unsafe," said Dr. John Moore, assistant administrator for the EPA's office Lower drift NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market drifted lower today, faced with persistent uncertainty about the interest-rate outlook. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials slipped 5.55 to 2,560.87 by noontime on Wall Street. Losers outnumbered gainers by about 4 to 3 in the overall tally of New York Stock Exchange-listed issues, with 560 up, 759 down and 456 unchanged, After rising sharply on Tuesday and Wednesday, stock prices pulled back a bit Thursday as interest rates came under new upward pressure in the credit markets. Rates were mixed in today's activity. Irving Bank Corp. jumped 24% to 77. Bank of New York offered to acquire Irving for a package of cash and stock. Auto stocks were a notable weak spot. Ford Motor dropped 3/i to 97 7 /4; Chrysler I 5 /, to 41 1 /, , and General Motors VA to 83% . Analysts have described recent sales trends in the industry as disappointing. The NYSE's composite index of all its listed common stocks lost .32 to 178.54. At the American Stock Exchange, the market value index was up .04 at 353.92. Volume on the Big Board came to 64.65 million shares at noontime, against 80.56 million at the same point Thursday. MTTMIMM1M7 OAt PMICISUHVIY FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA Prictp«r Chang* line* iMt month ••LF-SINVICI Regular Premium + 1.5C - .001C L«idid: Regular Premium FUU-MBVICI Regular Premium La*** Regular, 1 Premium of pesticides and toxic substances. But Moore acknowledged additional study needs to be done. The pulp mills in California that will be examined by the EPA for dioxins are: — Louisiana Pacific in Samoa, which discharges wastcwatcr into the Pacific. — Simpson Paper in Samoa, which also discharges into the Pacific. — Louisiana Pacific in Antioch, which discharges into the San Joaquin River. — Simpson Paper in Redding, which discharges into the Sacramento River. Not of concern to the EPA is the Packaging Corp. of America plant in Red Bluff, which makes molded fiber paper products such as egg cartons, apple trays and paper plates. It docs not use the kraft paper pulp bleaching process, according to Cliff Bowers, spokesman for the company at its headquarters in Evanston, 111. "It is still too early for us to be able to assess the health impact, if any, of the use of these paper products," the EPA said in a statement. "However, there is no basis to conclude at this lime that any paper products arc unsafe." Nevertheless, three states — Maine, Minnesota and Wisconsin — have already established fish consumption advisories for rivers and streams located downstream from the pulp and paper mills because of the dioxin levels found in their flesh. And Maine, Wisconsin and Ohio have adopted or are considering adoption of criteria for disposal of dioxin-contaminated paper mill sludges. One-fourth of the fish samples taken from 400 sites around the country had measurable dioxin levels, with the highest rates in the Great Lakes and other large bodies of water, such as the Mississippi River, the EPA said. Asked if the EPA was considering an outright ban on the pulp bleaching process that creates dioxins, Moore said it was too early to tell. "What we're going to do is take a hard look at the process itself, the kinds of problems that process creates not only for paper products but also sludge ... which may in the end involve a modification in the technology, or it could ultimately result in the elimination or substitution of an alternative technology." Moore said an oxygen-based process could be substituted for the bleach-based technology. "But I think we're a long, long way from that point," he added. EPA official Michael Cook said dioxins, while a suspected human carcinogen, has not been proven deadly except in animals. "It is our sense the animal evidence is clear. The human evidence is not at all clear, and runs now in the direction of suggesting it might not be a human carcinogen." Moore said a person consuming fish with one part per trillion of dioxin every day for 70 years would increase his risk of getting cancer by one in a million. But coffee filters, with the highest detected level of dioxin in paper products tested by the EPA, had a potential cancer-causing range of one in 10,000, assuming all the dioxin in the filter entered the coffee —* which is not clear. ; "The degree to which dioxin and related compounds are present ift, all of these (paper) products and whether these compounds transfer to people who use these product* needs to be determined," the EPA said. Determining risk at this stage* EPA officials cautioned, has been through "armchair calculations'* that need further study. "I'm not going to change my purchasing habits" for paper products as m; result of the potential risk, Moore; said. . ; But another EPA official, Tom O"Farrell, branch chief in the in, dustrial technology division, said: eating fish caught downstream from the pulp mills might be another matter. "I think there would be a definite concern" about fish- caught in the rivers in Maine, Minnesota and Wisconisn where consumption advisories have been issued, he said. A final EPA-industry technical report on pulp mill dioxin is ex-' peeled by late October or early' November. Police and Fire Log Woman hurt in S. State crash A Talmage woman is in stable condition at Ukiah General Hospital today following an accident on South State Street early this morning.' Irene Mitchell, 28, was driving southbound near Laws Avenue just before 1 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, she ran off the road and hit an oak tree in front of Huck's Tire. California Highway Patrol officers said Mitchell was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and there were no skid marks. The accident is under investigation. , Mitchell suffered multiple lacerations and a fractured ankle. Officials wary of oil spill SANTA BARBARA (AP) — State and federal officials kepi a wary watch on a sunken freighter's drifting oil slick, hoping it would steer clear of a Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Strong winds had appeared to be pushing the slick, four miles wide and 20 miles long, toward the sanctuary on San Miguel Island early Thursday, but the winds changed late in the evening and it appeared the sanctuary would be spared, said Coast Guard spokesman Charles Crosby. "But things can change very quickly out there," Crosby added. The danger has not passed." San Miguel, part of the five- island Channel Islands National Park, is home to about 10,000 seals and sea lions, 11 species of birds — including two on the federal endangered species list — and hundreds of pristine tide pools, said Bill Ehorn, park superintendent. If the slick washes ashore, National Park Service personnel will wash oil from birds and mammals and attempt to clean the beaches, Ehorn said. The Coast Guard also was ready to go in and try to break up the slick if it got loo close to the island, said Petty Officer Brad Smith. Meanwhile, fuel oil continued to pour out of the hulk of the 564-foot Pac Baroness Thursday. The ship sank 10 miles off the coast of Point Conception after colliding with another vessel on Monday. Duke vetoes 'Peace Day' SACRAMENTO (AP) — For the fourth time, Gov. George Deukmejian vetoed a bill that would set aside a "Peace Day" to promote world peace. The Republican governor said Thursday he did not like the way the latest bill, AB1356 by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, D-San Jose, ordered the governor to take specific actions for the commemoration. The bill would have required the governor to annually proclaim the third Sunday of May as "Peace Day" in California. Three pot arrests in Bell Springs Campaign Against Marijuana Planting officers seized a total of 682 plants and arrested three people in three separate raids made in the past two days. Arrested Wednesday for poscs- sion of marijuana for cultivation and poscssion for sale were Carl Vincent Morofini, 46, Bell Springs, Edward Todd Tclley, 27, Bell Springs, and Daniel Joe Carmody, 27, Los Gatos. The men were arrested during a raid of 16 garden sites in the Bell Springs area near Covclo. Officers confiscated 263 plants growing on private land, weighing a total of 692 pounds. The plants ranged from five to eight feet. Also seized were 30 pounds of dried marijuana, two all-terrain vehicles, one all-terrain cycle, one police scanner, two handguns, two rifles and one shotgun. In a scpcrate raid Thursday in Bell Springs, CAMP officers seized 37 plants from 10 separate garden sites. The plants weighed a total of 850 pounds and ranged in height from six inches to 10 feet. Four water tanks also were seized. There were no arrests. The largest haul was made Wednesday in the Red Mountain area in Picrcyt CAMP officers seized 382 plants, weighing 1300 pounds that ranged from 18 inches to 12 feet high. The plants were pulled from three separate garden sites on BLM land and private land. Also seized were five water tanks and one all-terrain vehicle. There were no arrests. Fire calls The Ukiah Fire Department responded to the following calls on Thursday: •11:26 a.m., 311 Lake Mendocino Dr., medical aid. •2:49 p.m., Todd Grove Park, chlorine alarm. '*V- The Ukiah Fire Department also responded to a rescue call at 1:05' a.m. today following a car accident at 1490 St. State St. SIDEWALK ONE DAY ONLY SAT. SEPT 26th DOORBUSTERS: SUNDRESSES....assorted styles and colors ALLSWIMWEAR-.bikinis $3" $.97 MISSY SELECTED SHIRTS & SHORTS. SKIRTS wide selection. LADIES FULL FIGURE SELECTED ROMPERS $.97 A $1" $2"A $3" SELECTED SHORTS. $1 ** FALL LINEUP SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE HURRY FOR THE BEST SELECTION NO CHARGE LAY AWAY

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