Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 28, 1987 · Page 2
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2 -MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL' Three murdered in Sonoma Duke signs abortion bill C*Ut^i*i+f ^t*%«*«% ^«««i •«*£• • Siifirf&v A/Ns%t*rtAi*A*. M «ui *!....._. ,._ ^Bi^ Sheriff says county drug traffic 'haven' SANTA ROSA (AP) — Two of three people killed when they were shot in the face at close range in a suspected drug dispute were identified Sunday by Sonoma County Sheriff's officials. Sheriff Dick Michaelsen said the three were found in the back bedroom of a Boyes Hot Springs home about 50 miles north of San Francisco were. The two identified were Max Orval Sapp, 43, and James Wise, 28, of Petaluma. Earlier in the day, the sheriff said the third body was that of Sapp's daughter, Melissa Sapp, 22. A relative who viewed the body had misidentified it as Melissa, according to officer'Gloria Spauling. Deputies interviewed Melissa Sapp at the sheriffs department Sunday afternoon, Spauling added. The identification of the third victim remained unknown late Sunday. Max Sapp had been arrested in 1986 on a narcotics warrant, the sheriff said. The bodies were discovered after the Sheriff's Office received a series of anonymous calls that began at 3 a.m. Saturday. In the first call, Michaelsen said, a woman said there were bodies all over and she thought she had heard gun shots. Another similar call came in at 4 a.m., with the caller giving police a general location for the offense. Deputies checking the address found two men sleeping in a car outside Sapp's home. Michaelsen said the men said they were waiting for Sapp to come home. The men were advised to move on. About 3 p.m. Saturday deputies received another anonymous call advising there were dead people inside Sapp's litter-strewn Pine Street home that is located just two blocks from the ritzy Sonoma Mission Inn. Michaelsen said there was no sign of forced entry into the house and only the unknown victim showed evidence of having been involved in a struggle. Small quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and metharn- phetamine were found inside the house and on the two men, the sheriff said. Sapp's car, a metallic blue, early model Corvette with the license 2DNF559 was missing. Michaelsen said whoever killed the three may have fled in the car. "We've got to do something to clean up this neighborhood. It's gotten too dangerous for the people living there," said Michaelsen. The slayings bring the number of homicides in Sonoma County so far this year to 16, Michaelsen said, adding that half are believed to be drug-related. Last year the county recorded 13 murders. The sheriff lamented that Sonoma County is becoming a haven for drug trafficking. Passenger anti-smoking bill also OK'd SACRAMENTO (AP) — Most girls will need permission from a parent or court to get an abortion, and bus, train and airline passengers might have to put away their The Republican governor announced the signings Sunday as he worked through hundreds of bills sent to him in the last days of the Legislature's 1987 session. But in an unusual move, he sent lawmakers a letter questioning whether the smoking bill will have much impact. Deukmejian has until Wednesday to sign measures passed by lawmakers before they adjourned for the year on Sept. 12. As of Sunday, he still had about 400 bills on his desk, said his press secretary, Kevin Brett. that the bill does nothing more than conform California law to existing federal law allowing smoking subject to certain limitation," Deukmejian said. Brett said the governor feels the bill will, for example, still allow smoking in smoking areas on airline flights within the state. However, Deukmejian's view conflicts with a legal opinion issued earlier this year by Legislative Counsel Bion Gregory, who said federal law does not bar the state from prohibiting smoking on airline flights and train trips that begin and end within California. Petris' bill is also designed to ban smoking in passenger terminal ticket lines and require terminal operators to designate 75 percent of their waiting rooms as no-smoking areas. The maximum fines would be $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense and $500 for a third and subsequent offense within a year. The abortion bill, AB2274 by Assemblyman Robert Frazee, R- Carlsbad, will require an unemanci- pated minor, typically an unmarried girl under age 18, to get permission from a parent, guardian or court to obtain an abortion. The restrictions will not apply when there is a medical emergency. If a parent or guardian refuses to give written permission for an abortion, a juvenile court judge could authorize the abortion if he or she decides the girl is mature and informed enough to make the abortion decision on her own or that an abortion is in her best interest. Five arrested as air passengers revolt MIAMI (AP) — Police arrested five of the nearly 200 Eastern Airlines passengers who stormed an airport ticket counter after. Jheir flight to New York was canceled, officials said. ' "For a time there, it was an unruly and unmanageable situation for officers to handle," Metro-Dade police spokesman Rey Valdes said of Sunday evening's confrontation with seven police officers at Miami .International Airport. One officer suffered minor cuts to his arms and face, Valdes said, adding, "We were lucky nobody was seriously hurt." The trouble began shortly after 5 p.m., when a flight to Kennedy Airport for 317 passengers aboard aft L-l^ll was canceled because of a mecjanical problem. A Boeing 727 was dispatched as a replacement, but could only handle 149 passengers. "The rest were stranded, and that's when things got out of hand," said Eastern spokesman Robin Matell. A mob gathered at the ticket counter, police said. "When police arrived there were about 200 people crowding around the Eastern ticket booth, and some were in the restricted area behind the counter," Valdes said. Joanna Corinella, 38, and her husband, Anthony, 40, of Sands Point, N.Y., began fighting with officers on their way out the door, Valdes said. Their 14-year-old son, whose name was not released, then entered the fray, and all were arrested on charges of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence, police said. Albert Catasus, 65, of New York, also was arrested on battery and resisting arrest charges, Valdes said. "patient dumping" — the transferring of unstable emergency room patients who might not be able to pay their medical bills — and a compromise intended to protect local governments against some kinds of court suits. The anti-smoking bill, SB1067 by Sen. Nicholas Petris, D- Oakland, is designed to bar smoking on buses on scheduled runs, public transit vehicles, passenger trains and airline flights that begin and end in California. But Deukmejian, in a letter to legislators, questioned whether the measure has any teeth. "Since this bill prohibits smoking 'except to the extent permitted by federal law,' it appears to me, based on the legal advice I have received. Bush's state lead slipping SACRAMENTO (AP) — Vice President George Bush's lead over other Republican presidential candidates has slipped in California since March, according to a poll released Sunday. The Teichner Associates survey found that 26 percent of the 523 Republican voters questioned supported Bush, 17 percent backed Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole and 7 percent supported television evangelist Pat Robertson. Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig had 3 percent, Rep. Jack Kemp 2 percent and former Delaware Gov. Pete du Pont had 1 percent. The rest, 44 percent, were unde- cided or supported other candidates, pollster Steve Teichner said. In a Teichner poll taken last March, Bush led the pack with 33 percent and Dole was second with i!3 percent. "For Bush to show he is the inevitable choice — and to raise the money he needs here and elsewhere —he has got to demonstrate! that he is putting everyone else away, and he just hasn't done that," pollster Steve Teichner said. The poll, conducted the week of Sept. 17 and published Sunday in the Sacramento, was done for the Bee, KCRA-TV in Sacramento and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. It had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. 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