Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 5, 1993 · Page 12
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Ukiah, California
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12 — WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- Daily Digest May 5,1993 OBITUARIES Norman Grover Stodick Norman Grover Stodick, 87, of Ukiah, died Monday, May 3, 1993 at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Viewing is scheduled between 5 and 9 p.m. Thursday at Eversole Mortuary. The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor M.L. Schulz officiating. Burial will be at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Mr. Stodick was bom Feb. 20,1906 in Gardnerville, Nev. and lived in Ukiah for four years. He was a lithographer for 35 years. He also ran the employee lunch counter at Macy's in San Leandro for about five years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, daughter Ardele Martinez of Ukiah, son Norman Stodick of Portland,.Ore., sister Gretha Hofliday of San Bruno, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Ivan Francis Clark Ivan Francis Clark, 77, of Willits, died Sunday, May 2, 1993 at Summerfield Convalescent Home. Viewing is scheduled for 10 a-m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Anker-Lucier Mortuary Chapel. The rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Anker-Lucier. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at at St. Anthony's Church with Father Gary Sumpter of St. Anthony of Padua's Catholic Church officiating. Mr. Clark was born Oct. 2,1915, and moved to California in 1942. He lived in Willits for the last 36 years, operating Clark's Texaco and Miracle Mile Laundry Mat until his retirement in-1985. He enjoyed restoring antique and classic automobiles, often entering car shows and 4th of July events. He.also won ribbons at Willits Frontier Days and Paul Bunyan Days at Fort Bragg. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua's Catholic Church, the Napa Valley "A" Club, and. various other automobile restoration clubs. His son, Lowell Thomas Clark, died in 1949. He is survived by his wife, Edna Fay Clark, daughters Karen Guest of Windsor, Rose Marie Alecksick of Sparks, Nev. and Billie Kelly of Willits, sons James Dee Clark of Santa Rosa and Mark Ivan Clark of Santa Rosa, mother Florence Clark of Gering, Neb., sister Deeloris Wassenburger of Crawford, Neb., 14 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Home Care Hospice. Death and funeral notice* are provided by mortuarlea 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 Police responded to 39 calls for service and initiated 27 other activities between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today and arrested three people, two for misdemeanors and one for a felony. ARRESTS — Two youths were arrested Tuesday after motorcycle officer Chris Dewey noticed supicious activity at the intersection of North Bush Street and Arlington Drive. Sgt. Art Barclay said a 15-year-old Ukiah boy was arrested on suspicion of auto tampering and violation of probation and a 16-year-old Ukiah boy was arrested on suspicion of stolen . property after Dewey noticed one of the boys reach into a truck and grab an object. ' According to Sgt. Art Barclay,.Dewey contacted the boys who denied reaching into the truck. Based on his observa-' tions, Barclay said, Dewey arrested the 16-year-old on suspicion of auto tampering. After contacting the truck's owner, Barclay said, the truck's owner reported his wallet was missing from the truck. Dewey arrested the second youth on suspicion of possession of stolen property after officers found the wallet in his possession. BURGLARY — Gold and sterling chains worth $11,000 were reported stolen from Hiram's Jewelers in the 200 block of North School Street this morning. According to the report, a window was smashed to gain entry. SHERIFF S LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department SEARCH AND RESCUE — The Mendocino County Volunteer Search and Rescue team assisted Trinity County authorities with the recovery of a 35-year-old Berkeley kayaker's body Tuesday. According to sheriffs officials, the swift water rescue team was requested to assist at 9:30 a.m. Monday because access to the Eel River location was better via Mendocino County. Initial reports were that Juraslav Mach was with a group of other kayakers when he encountered treacherous rapids and was pulled under the current. Mach was recovered by his companions who attempted CPR for one hour without success, sheriff's officials said. Sheriffs officials said the recovery was hampered because of the wilderness area and poor weather conditions. The use of pack animals were needed to get into the area, sheriff's officials said. CHP LOG The following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. ARREST — Stanley E. Want Jr., 22, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday. According to the report, Want was arrested at the intersection of Talmage and Ruddick-Cunningham Roads at 10:49 p.m. 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 arrested on suspicion of driving while under the Influence, all DUI caws reported by law enforcement are reported by the Journal. The paper makes no exceptions. FIRE LOG UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid at the City Park, 500 Park Blvd., for a boy with a knee injury at 6:34 p.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid that was later canceled in the 700 block of North State Street at 8:23 p.m. UKIAH VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT Tuesday CONTROL BURN ESCAPE — Firefighters responded to a controlled burn escape in the 3500 block of Taylor Drive at at 3:27 p.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 2600 block of South State Street at 4:03 p.m. Impact- Continued from Page 1 year. "This is not an exercise, this is what we're really talking about," Leary said. Thompson — who on April 27 won election to the 2nd Senate District representing Mendocino County — this year decided to wage war on across-the-board cuts, which Leary said he believes only "reduces everyone to a level of mediocrity." Instead, Thompson decided his subcommittee needed to state the needs it would fulfill and then measure each program by those principles. By that method, the subcommittee decided programs that actually save or protect life would get the highest priority. Thompson, in an interview from his Sacramento office said he thought it was ridiculous for the state to consider funding things like "the hog- calling contest at the Tulare County Fair," when services to the elderly might end up on the block. He said the public and especially his other Senate colleagues with interests in other parts of the budget, need to be made aware that critical health and human services will be eliminated if they are not willing to give up funds from other areas of the budget. And while Thompson wants everyone to take this warning seriously, he was not yet ready to say the cuts would definitely be made. Nonetheless he has convinced his Democratic colleagues that priorities need to be set by putting ."everything on the table" and ordering programs throughout the budget from scratch. Thompsons's subcommittee approved a budget plan that preserves funding for a core of programs at (his year's funding levels, and eliminates all state funding for almost 125 olher programs. At the top of the list of about eight core programs are Aid io Families with Dependent Children and MediCal optional programs for medication and home nursing' services. According to Leary, California last year spent $14.6 billion on its health and welfare programs. This year the budget for the same list of programs is $12.9 billion. Other programs on the list to be eliminated include special education health programs such as those which provide mental health screening; rehabilitation counseling which help; evaluate and place people into vocational rehabilitation; and the Brown Bag program, which distributes unsold food to senior citizens. The subcommittee's $12.9 billion budget is set by the Senate budget committee which takes the estimated budget figure for the entire state and distributes it among its subcommittees, each getting a "budget" with which to work. Currently the Legislature is working on the assumption that the state will have a $7.6 billion deficit if it funds all programs just at current levels. Leary said Democrats in Sacramento are hoping to keep the half-cent sales tax in place, while Gov. Wilson and the Republicans are still committed to letting it expire as planned. Thompson said that while both houses of the Legisalture are controlled by Democrats, "The Governor is still calling the shots" because action on tax and budget issues need the votes of two-thirds of the legislators — the problem that stymied the Legislature in its budget talks in 1992. Keeping the half-cent sales tax would generate $1.5 billion in the next fiscal year. That money, according to Leary, would go a long way to keeping important programs alive. She added that as far as she knows, no business has claimed to have been shut down, or workers unemployed as a result of the extra half-cent tax and she notes that even the statewide Chamber df Commerce agrees to keeping it in place. The subcommittee's recommendations must be final on May 17 when hard numbers about the state's financial condition become available. The full Budget Committee and then the full California Senate will also have to vote on the recommendations. The Assembly goes through the same process and the two legislative bodies then meet to hammer out a final budget — presumably by July 1 although last year's slate budget, was not enacted until September. Leary said there's still a lot of negotiating to be done, but added that Thompson does not want people to sit back believing that somehow things will be worked out. "This is the wak'eup call," she said. Suspect Continued from Page 1 environment because she was allowing soapy dishwater to go down the drain. Willits police took a report and issued a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies for Jensen's arrest, but canceled the bulletin when the alleged victim came into the police department and said she did not wish to prosecute. Roads- Continued from Page 1 bell asked for more. He asked heavy road users to Help pay for personnel to fix the roads arid to put up some type of collateral to ensure the roads would be fixed after projects— such as timber harvest plans — were completed. The haulers said enough is enough. They pointed out the fact that legislation in the mid 1970s essentially eliminated the supervisors ability to require county permits. The county has conceded that's correct. On Tuesday, officials introduced an ordinance to repeal the permit ordinance. Now they're considering other ways to get compensation from haulers. One way is to ask the legislature to change the law. .Another is to ask the Board of Forestry to allow the county to ask for road compensation as part of timber harvest plans. Yet a third, is to implement local timber harvest rules that would give supervisors more local control. Howard said asking for more compensation from the haulers is unfair. "I just think sometimes the guy who's working out there gets kicked in the teeth," he said. Haulers pay fees to the Department of Motor Vehicles for registration and the Public Utilities Commission for licensing. They also pay gas taxes, a federal road use tax and tire tax. Howard said he pays $367 a month to the DMV to license a 1977 truck and trailer. When the truck isn'tused, it isn't licensed, he noted. "Those fees went up about 60 percent" in the last few years, said Ray Dulany, of the California Dump Truck Association. The county receives 59.4 percent of the DMV fees. In fiscal year 1992-93, the county Public Works Department received $ 1.2 million in motor vehicle fees. That includes all vehicle fees, not just those for haulers. The county also received $2.3 million from the various gas taxes, which also includes all vehicles. The federal road tax — which the county gets no share of — cost Howard $450 for his 1977 vehicle. Payments to the PUC for state and local use are based on a percent of a hauler's gross income. Dulany said half of 1 percent of a hauler's gross income goes .to the PUC for local use. The state also gets a percentage, he said. In addition truck owners pay a large tax on their large tires, Dulany said. Tires weighing more than 40 pounds cost $28 to"$29 each just in tax, he said. That money goes to the federal government. More local contributions made by truckers are sales tax and business license taxes, Dulany noted. "I'm not saying the trucking industry doesn't contribute to the damage to road," he said. "But they also contribute a whole lot of dollars. "It just goes on and on," Howard said. "I don't think (supervisors) have any inkling of what it costs." Clinton trying to regain momentum WASHINGTON (AP) — President Clinton, frustrated time and again at getting his legislation approves is trying to explain himself to an increasingly skeptical public. Clinton has huddled repeatedly with political advisers in recent days, expressing the dual goals of improving relations with Congress and reversing the recent slide in public support for his overall economic program. "We have created the impression of a far less focused administration than in fact is the case," one adviser said today. "That has been confusing to voters who are anxious for the changes we promised." The White House got a small dose of good news today — word that the House seat formerly held by Defense Secretary Les Aspin would stay in Democratic hands. The bulletin listed Jensen as armed and dangerous. Jensen allegedly assaulted his mother around 5:18 p.m. April 23 at a South Main Street address. Hickok said additional charges of committing a new felony while out on bail will also be sought against Jensen. A jury irial in the Lake Mendocino County murder case is scheduled in June. Cutbacks- Continued from Page 1 given physical exams, anemia, urine and lead tests, nutritional guidance, dental exams, TB tests and immunizations. The children can be referred to local doctors for treatment if necessary and the doctors bill the state directly. The CHOP served 3,169 such children in the 1991-92 fiscal year. MediCal children served numbered 4,751. Included in both groups are the county's Head Start program children, who also get free health screening. Many of the county's aging programs are also on the list. According to Cynthia Coale at Community Care Management Corporation, which manages care for the most frail of the county's elderly, the proposed cuts would eliminate nearly all their programs. CCMC administers three major programs, Linkages, Multipurpose Senior Services Programs, and C- CAP, an AIDS case management program. Of the three, only MSSP gets,federal dollars for its MediCal patients, but those dollars could be in jeopardy if the state does not kick in a required match. The two senior programs, MSSP and Linkages, help manage care for seniors to live outside nursing homes if they wish. The two programs serve 279 seniors in Mendocino County. The AIDS program currently has 14 clients. CCMC went through budget trauma during 1992. While they ended up fully funded, the agency was forced to shut down in August and wait for final passage of the state budget, which did not come until September. Also on the list of proposed cuts is the California Office on AIDS. Should that office be shut down, the funding for a variety of prog- • rams in Mendocino County would be cut off. Frank McGarvey who works at the Mendocino County AIDS Education and Prevention Project at the public health department, said federal dollars pay for AIDS testing, data collection and some drugs for AIDS patients. However, state dollars pay for the educational programs and the prevention measures provided by the county project at schools, at workplaces and even on the street. Currently. Mendocno County gets $50,000 a year to carry out these programs. Other popular programs in Mendocino County that' could be affected if the Legisalture goes through with the cuts include the Foster Grandparent program, child support enforcement programs. Adult Day Health Care and home.' delivered meals for senior citizens, and county alcohol and drug programs. Clinton compromises on vaccines WASHINGTON (AP) — The Clinton administration has dropped its plan to make the government the sole purchaser of childhood vaccines for free distribution to rich and poor alike, officials acknowledged today. Instead, it is now backing a compromise to provide free, governments-purchased vaccine to all children uninsured or on Medicaid, officials said The move is expected to cut the cost of Clinton's $1.1 billion immunization initiative in half. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said today the compromise forged with congressional Democrats gives the administration "90 percent of what we thought we needed.... It's abig victory for kids." Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D- Calif., the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee and a key figure in the negotiations, said today, "What we've worked out with the administration was a commitment to universal access to vaccines and not central purchasing of all vaccines by the government." While the government would purchase vaccines and distribute them free to children without insurance or on Medicaid, "those who have insurance and can otherwise afford (vaccine) would get it on their own," said Waxman. President Clinton's plan, announced April 1, met with stiff opposition from Republicans in Congress and vaccine makers, who feared the loss of a private market would hurt both their profits and research capacity. Clinton has accused the industry of profiteering on vaccine prices, which have risen sharply in the past decade. GOP senators argued that price alone was not the only reason parents fail to bring their children iii for shots! which are already available for free at public clinics. Republican senators proposed a compromise of their own Tuesday that would provide $450 million for the immunization initiative, including a new computerized tracking system to remind parents and physicians when youngsters need their shots. Shalala said the cost of the new Democratic bill was still being worked out. But, she said, "it includes the tracking system, it includes coverage for all the poor kids, plus everyone else who isn't insured. It allows us to design a delivery system that works, using public and private doctors." Waxman's health subcommittee planned to begin marking the legislation up later today. Waxman said that making the government the sole purchaser of vaccines was never "the fundamental issue as far as I was concerned. ... Since that provision raised a lot of controversy, the administration decided to back down.": NOW OPEN! LYLY'S RADIATORS & MUFFLERS NEW OWNER: TODD LYLV (Formerly Ukiah Radiator) The Republican had made opposition to Clinton's economic plan his central plank. "We think that there needs to be a little tighter coordination here to make sure that we've got our priorities straight and that those priorities are communicated all the way down to the staff," the president said Tuesday in discussing his strategy review. One White House official described the mood as "one of serious concern but by no means panic." . Two other senior officials likened the current situation to the retooling of Clinton's campaign management team after early missteps. "Sometimes we need to get things wrong before we get them right, it seems," one said. All spoke on condition they not be identified. 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