Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 6, 1993 · Page 16
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Ukiah, California
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Thursday, May 6, 1993
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16 — THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1993 -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- Daily Digest Mays, 1993 OBITUARIES Fenton R. Binder Fenton R. Kinder, 71, of Witter Springs, died May 2,1993. A vigil service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Lakes in Lakeport. A Mass of Resurrection is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church with Father Ted Oswald officiating. Mr. Rinder was born July 24,1921 in Covington, Ky. He lived in San Diego before moving to Lake County 37 years ago. He was employed for 20 years as a pipefitter for Maso- nite Corp. Mr. Rinder served in the U.S. Navy during World War n. He was past president of the Upper Lake High School board and a member of St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his wife, Janet, son William F. Rinder of Witter Springs, daughters, Janet Green and Barbara Alexander, both of Witter Springs, Mary Roberts of Weaverville, Arlene Peters and Julie Lindeblad, both of Lakeport, brothers Joseph, Raymond, William, and Robert Rinder, all Of San Diego, and James Rinder of Glendale, sisters Margaret Boyd and Carol Balint, both of San Diego, Donna Runyen of Hunington Beach, and Diane Smith of Witter Springs, 23 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Miriam Jane Marvel Miriam Jane Marvel, 71, died in a Santa Rosa hospital Tuesday, May 4, 1993. A private family celebration of her life has been held. Mrs. Marvel was a native of Veblen, S.D., and lived in Sonoma for the last 29 years. She enjoyed doing things for and with her family, cooking, camping and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Charles, daughters Nancy Smith of Richmond, Va., Lorena Snyder of Philo, Coleen Smith of Chico, Lois Dudas of San Jose, and Janice Marvel of Los Angeles, sons Charles Marvel Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dick Marvel of Petaluma, sisters Burma Felton and Marie Gilstrap, both of Washington State, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and dear friend Betty Reeves of Sonoma. Death and funeral notices are provided by mortuaries and/or families. There Is a fee for publication. The Daily 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 42 calls for service and initiated 49 other activities between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today and arrested eight people, one for driving under the influence, two for public intoxication and five for other misdemeanors. Officers also wrote 14 reports and investigated two burglaries and two traffic accidents. ARRESTS — Police arrested two boys, ages 11 and 12, after one of the boys allegedly threatened another child with a knife at Pomolita Middle School Wednesday morning, officer Trent Taylor said. The 12-year-old boy was cited and released on suspicion of brandishing the knife, while the other boy was cited and released on suspicion of possession of a knife on school grounds. HIT-AND-RUN—Police are seeking the driver and passengers of a 1982 Ford pickup that struck and severed a power pole at the intersection of Ford Street and Orchard Avenue Wednesday night. According to police, the driver was traveling north on Orchard Avenue at an unknown speed around 9:30 p.m. when the driver turned left onto Ford Street and again turned right. The truck then went onto the sidewalk where it struck the power pole. Witnesses reported the driver and two passengers fled the scene. ARREST — Mary Willshon, 43, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday. According to the report, Willshon was arrested in the 1200 block of North State Street at 11:33 p.m. SHERIFF S LOG The Following was compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department WARRANT ARREST — Rodney Ray Oclair, 22, was arrested on an outstanding San Diego County felony warrant charging possession of a controlled substance. Oclair was arrested at a Primrose Drive, Willits address at 8:43 p.m. WILLITS POLICE The following was compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. ARREST — A 16-year-old Oregon boy was arrested on several weapons charges after a 27-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg on the Greyhound bus early this morning. According to a Willits Police spokeswoman, the Greyhound bus driver, who was not identified called police around 12:37 a.m. today and reported he heard a gunshot on the bus about 10 miles north of Willits. Police arrived to find the victim, Bobby Joe Hogue of Sacramento, with a leg injury. Hogue refused treatment. The spokeswoman said Hogue apparently shot himself in the leg after the 16-year-old pulled the gun, a ,22-caliber high standard pistol, out of his backpack and handed it to Hogue. Hogue apparently pulled the trigger and shot himself in the leg. The boy was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm, being a minor and carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and possession of marijuana. He was also arrested on a no bail warrant out of Oregon charging him with contempt of court. The boy was booked into Mendocino County juvenile hall. CHP LOG The Following was compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol. ARREST — James Ordell McCarty, 46, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Wednesday. According to the report, McCarty was arrested at 9:11 p.m. at the intersection of North State Street and Lake Mendocino Drive at 9:11 p.m. Readers are reminded tbat 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 cases reported by law enforcement are reported by the Journal. The paper makes no exceptions. FIRE LOG UKIAH FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for an elderly woman reporting chest pain in the 400 block of East Gobbi Street at 7:33 a.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for an elderly woman reporting a possible heart attack in the 800 block of Dora Avenue at 10:02 a.m. ASSIST AMBULANCE — Firefighters assisted an ambulance in the 300 block of North Main Street at 11:33 a.m. CANCELED MEDICAL AID —Firefighters responded to a reported traffic accident at the intersection of Ford Street and Orchard Avenue at 9:35 p.m., but the call was canceled. Today MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid for a report of an ill elderly man in the 1100 block of Elm Street at 6:34 a.m. MEDICAL AID — Firefighters responded to a call for medical aid in the 600 block of South Orchard Avenue at 6:56 a.m. Council- Bosnia- Continued from Page 1 the plan to a referendum. "Their action is a grave disappointment to all of us who seek an early and peaceful resolution to what has been a very brutal conflict," Clinton said. The fighting has left 134,000 people dead or missing. Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was listening to Clinton's comments broadcast on CNN, invited Clinton and Christopher to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina to see conditions for themselves. "This is not a delaying tactic. This is our lives and our destiny. We are not invading," Karadzic said. Clinton planned to call French President Francois Mitterrand about possible military action. He spoke by telephone with Christopher, who was in Germany today to rally allied support for tougher action. In comments to reporters, Christopher said, "We need to talk about stronger measures, we need to talk about some actions on the ground that will bring to an end the aggression." Christopher said the Bosnian Serbs' rejection of the peace plan was "very, very unwise." "Military strikes are much more likely than they were even a few hours ago," Rep. Lee Hamilton, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, predicted. The rejection of the peace plaji increases the likelihood of bombing strikes against Serb artillery sites and the lifting of an arms embargo against outgunned Bosnian Muslims to give them a better tic to allow Serbs to consolidate their gains in Bosnia, where they now control 70 percent of the territory. He said that Christopher would talk with leaders in Europe and Russia "on tougher measures which can be taken collectively, not with the United States alone, but collectively, to make sure to the Serbs that we are embarked on the course of peace and they are embarked on a costly course." Despite the reluctance of European allies for tougher steps, Clinton said Christopher "will be insistent that the time has come for the international community to unite and to act quickly and decisively. "America has made it's position clear. It is ready to do it's part, but Europe must be willing to act with us. We must go forward together," Clinton said. The president made his comments in a speech after the self- styled Bosnian Serb parliament rejected a U.N. peace agreement, saying instead that it would submit chance on the battlefield. Myers called the parliament's vote "a stalling tactic." Rather than accept the agreement, the parliament voted to submit it to a referendum of the Serb population of Bosnia. "I think it's clear that the action last night will require a tighter focus on additional action. I think what the president will do is press the allies, ..." Myers said. Myers said Clinton was not surprised by the vote, and she said the United States will not change it's timetable for tougher action. "The Bosnian Serbs had to take action to show their good faith. We didn't see any of that action, so we will move forward," she said. Clinton was briefed on the parliament vote late Wednesday after returning from two late-night social outings. "Obviously he's disappointed but we're still on track" toward tougher action, Myers said. Despite lukewarm responses to Christopher overtures, Myers said that allies could be persuaded to join the United States in tougher action. Thompson— Continued from Page 1 Wednesday, she conceded the race. "I offer my congratulations to Mike Thompson, as it appears he has narrowly won the election for the 2nd Senate District seat," Handley said. Handley won in Mendocino, Del Norte and Humboldt counties but lost in Solano and Sonoma counties. She received a total of 47,420 votes. In Mendocino County she received 7,233 votes to Thompson's 5,848. Last week she said it's difficult to lose by such a small margin. Continued from Page 1 Council members wanted to know how the proposed ordinance might affect travelers who pull an RV into a parking lot. Keplinger said the city already has a camping ordinance dealing with camping vehicles, but in the case of travelers pulling off the road for the night, "We don't really enforce that." The proposed ordinance defines camping as living temporarily in a camp facility or outdoors; to pitch or occupy camp facilities; to use camp paraphernalia. Camp facilities are defined as but not limited to tents, huts, buses, campers, trailers, or temporary shelters. Camp paraphernalia is defined as but not limited to tarpaulins, cots, beds, sleeping bags, hammocks, or non- designated city cooking facilities and similar equipment. A public place is defined as any place to which the general public has access or which is open to the public, including but not limited to doorways, benches, stairways, creek- beds, beneath bridges and common areas or hallways. The ordinance also includes city parks. Violation of the ordinance carries a maximum penalty of $100 fine and 30 days in jail. Council members also wanted to know how strictly the police would enforce the arrest provisions of the ordinance. Keplinger said most of the time officers issue a warning and ask the person to move on. "That's usually enough," he said, but he added that if the person is back sleeping in the same place the following night, the police would have tools to deal with it. Three people in the audience, Susan Crane, Anne Molgaard of Redwood Legal Assistance, and Chuck Williams, all opposed the ordinance. Crane, a local teacher, said she knew that some of her students were periodically homeless. "It's not a good solution to ban homelessness," she said. Molgaard said she was sympathetic to the city's need to control vagrancy but felt that "jail time and fines" is not the answer. Molgaard cited a few constitutional reasons she thought the ordinance could be challenged but said, "I'm not trying to blow law at you." She urged the council to "step back," take another look at the ordinance, and "Talk it up a little first." She suggested the council consider providing transportation to the free city campground at Lake Mendocino, or public storage or lockers. Willaims said that even though the council members may believe the measure is not aimed at the homeless, the public could perceive it as an anti-homeless law and he would enourage them not to pass it. If the measure is of "benefit only for the convenience of the landowners, I wonder if that's an equal balance," he said. Council members said they did Chavez- Continued from Page 1 menis by California table grape growers have increased one-third since 1983, the year before the boycott began. Obbink says shipments totaled 46.2-million boxes in 1983 and rose to 62.9-million boxes in 1988, the year the boycott attracted nationwide publicity when Chavez conducted a 36-day fast. Since then, sales have been flat and totaled 62.6 million boxes last year. Increased sales were not a reaction against the boycott but instead represented a long consumer shift to fresh foods, Obbink says. "Over the past 30-40 years, fresh fruit and vegetable consumption have gone up dramatically, and we have been part of that rise," Obbink says. Sales of California table grapes, source of almost all of the nation's domestic crop, totaled only 20-million boxes in the 1950s, one-third today's level, Obbink adds. The boycott has shifted from an emphasis on renewing contracts to a demand that pesticide use be banned as dangerous to farm workers and children. Obbink says most growers are using integrated pest management to reduce pesticide use, and some have switched to organic methods to reach a niche market. "Farmers are not a bunch of noz- zleheads running around squirting everything,' 1 Obbink says. "They only use it (a pesticide) if they have a massive infestation." But the new UFW leader isn't willing to change tactics. The boycott, says Rodriguez, "will continue more so than ever before... The boycott is the answer for us." School- not believe when they saw it that the ordinance was aimed at the homeless, nor would they want it to be. They said they believe the police needed a tool with which to deal with transients, a problem they too receive complaints about. Councilmen Sheridan Malone and Jim Mastin agreed but expressed concerns about the ordinance. They were appointed by their colleagues to do some outreach with homeless advocates and report back to the council. The council put off any further action on the ordinance until they hear that report. Outside council chambers, Keplinger said the vagrancy problem in Ukiah is growing. He said he gets compliants, "all the time." As far as the homeless are concerned, Keplinger said his police force does refer people to available resources for the homeless and that he does not now, nor ever intends to "make sweeps" for the homeless under bridges, by the river or other out of the way places. The problem he is addressing, he said, is "dealing with people in the shrubbery by doctor's offices," a common complaint. Keplinger said these vagrants can be frightening to adults and children and often people do not want to officially press charges against them. In other action, the council approved introducing a new ordinance to prohibit anyone over the age of 12 from going to the bathroom in a public place. They also approved introducing a new ordinance to prohibit the parking of trucks more than 11,000 pounds on residential streets. The ordinance is not intended to prevent trucks being used in business but those trucks which are using city residential streets as parking areas. It is aimed at large tractor trailers. For instance, a large United Parcel Service truck wieghs about 9,000 pounds. Finally, the council also introduced a new ordinance permitting once again the use of metal detectors in city parks. The detectors were banned in 1989 when the city discovered the users of the devices were digging up the turf in an effort to get at the metal they had detected. Now metal detectors come with small, forklike probes to reach metal items and do not do damage to turf. With these tools, the city now proposes to give permission to use the detectors once more. Metal detector enthusiasts say they not only find goodies for themselves, but often comeiup with rings, keys and other items people gave up for lost. New city ordinances go through a two stage process. They are formally introduced at one session. If the introduction of the ordinance is unanimous, the ordinance then appears on the consent calendar at the next regular city council meeting where it is considered routine business and is not discussed further. The three ordinances introduced Wednesday were done so unanimously. "You always wonder what you could have done" to get a few hundred more votes, Handley said. Potter Valley teacher Phil Baldwin, a Peace and Freedom candidate, had a total of 1,281 votes. Only 14,572 people, 31.8 percent of the county's 45,775 registered voters, turned out to vote in last week's election. Thompson's win means the 4th District — which includes parts of Sonoma county — will be scheduling another special election to replace him. Thompson switched districts in anticipation of next year's redistricting, which puts his St. Helena home in the 2nd District. Revolt Continued from Page 1 objecting to further cuts. Most of the money the state wants is money that technically belongs to it. The state has been supplementing the county's share of property taxes since voters passed Proposition 13 in 1978. Proposition 13 rolled back property taxes to 1975 levels and limited increases to 2 percent a year. It also gave the state the authority to shift tax money distribution. The effects of the rollback on services were delayed because the Legislature shifted the schools' shares of property taxes to the local governments and special districts. The state — which had a budget surplus in 1978 — made up the school's share of property taxes from its general fund. But now, suffering from the deficit blues, is asking for its money back. Local governments are already hurting from lack of money and officials say public protection, such as fire services, will be seriously compromised if they lose more money. Representatives from Ukiah Valley Fire District, Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Anderson Valley Community Services District, Little Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Brookt- rials Volunteer Fire Department came to Tuesday's meeting in support of the tax revolt, though they also had doubts as to its effectiveness. 1 dead in Detroit postal shooting Continued from Page I ly because of innovative programs they develop," Myers said. He said outstanding programs at Yokayo School include the parent volunteer program and International Day, Handicapped Awareness Day and Ranch Day for the children. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A disgruntled postal worker shot four people, killing one of them, at a post office garage in suburban Detroit this morning, police said. It was the second post office shooting in the Detroit area in l'/i years. The gunman, identified as Larry Jason, 45, walked into the garage just before 6 a.m. local time and opened fire with at least two guns, said police Chief Ronald Deziel. One man was killed, another person was critically wounded and at least two other employees suffered undetermined injuries, he said. Jason was upset that a job he applied for went to another person, the chief said. "He ... has recently been involved in an employee grievance with the postal service," he said. The gunman still was believed to be in the postal building, possibly with some other employees, at least two hours later, Deziel said. Police had had no contact with him. "There may well be some employees still in the building," Deziel said, adding that some workers were unaccounted for. Employees, some of them screaming, rushed out of the building shortly after 6 a.m. local time, witnesses said. They were taken into a fire station next door. More employees left the building about 30 minutes later, crossing a field and going inside a library. Less than two years ago, on Nov. 14, 1991, a fired postal worker, who colleagues said had vowed revenge on his superiors, shot to' death four supervisors and wounded five employees in suburban Royal Oak. He then killed himself with his rule. It was one of a series of post office shootings around the country in the past decade. The worst was Aug. 20,1986, when Patrick Henry Sherrill, a part-time letter carrier in Edmond, Okla., killed 14 people in the post office there before taking his own life. Sherrill had a history of work problems and faced the possibility of being fired. A consultant on stress management said today he has fielded about 50 calls from Detroit-area postal workers.

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