Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 31, 2000 · Page 2
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2~MQNDAY,JAN.31,2000 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL AFTERNOON BRIEFING :A quick read of the world Associated Press : few survive Kenya ; Airways crash ;•• ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -A ; handful of survivors were found > amid scores of corpses floating J in the waters off the Ivory Coast > this morning, hours after a J Kenya Airways jet carrying 179 ; people slammed into the Atlantic : Ocean after takeoff. ;f. Guided by spotlights from ! helicopters above, rescuers in boats scoured the frigid, nighttime waters for anyone who ; might still be alive. The cold • ocean temperatures would make • it difficult for anyone to survive • after a few hours, officials said. ; At least 10 people survived the disaster. But by dawn, 14 ! bodies had been brought to • shore, and at least 73 more were coming in by boat, rescue workers said. The plane, an Airbus 310, had ; taken off at 9:08 p.m. into relatively clear skies. It was destined for Lagos, Nigeria, but crashed into the ocean after just one minute in the air, according to George Dapre Yao, the head of air traffic at the city's Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport. ' One Nigerian survivor who >as plucked from the water said •the plane was having problems immediately after takeoff. "It wasn't quite balanced, and the next thing we knew we were in the water," Samuel Ogbada Adje said, wrapped in a blanket at Abidjan's port, where the rescue effort was centered. It wasn't clear what had gone wrong, or how the plane went down, breaking into pieces. Some witnesses said they heard two loud sounds, as if the plane or parts of it had slapped the water twice. ^ Democrats battle over money '» CONCORD, N.H. — Bill Qradley warned that rival Al Gore's ties to fund-raising scandals could cost Democrats the White House if he's nominated, while the vice president accused Bradley of "personal vilification." : Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain each afgued Sunday that they are best able to return the presidency to toe Republicans, with McCain boasting he'd beat the Democrats "like a drum." : "I think Tuesday night we're going to leave New Hampshire With a big smile on our face," Bush countered as the presiden- tftl hopefuls headed into final campaign appearances before Tuesday's leadoff primary. • There were signs of increasingly competitive races in both parties. • With his once-impressive lead threatened, Gore faced a newly aggressive Bradley attacking fund-raising scandals in the last election. 1 Waving a magazine article describing Gore's ties to a 1996 fund-raising event at a Buddhist temple, the former New Jersey senator demanded that the vice president clear the air. - "Quite frankly, I think there's more explanation that's needed," he said. "Unless we clean up our own house, the Republicans are going to clean our house up in the fall." Boy's grandmothers return to Cuba HAVANA —Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers returned home to a hero's welcome, honored with a motorcade past hundreds of thousands of cheering Cubans and vowing to continue the struggle to wrest the 6-year- old shipwreck survivor from relatives in Miami. Maternal grandmother Raquel Rodriguez broke down in tears as she spoke to 1,700 schoolchildren who had serenaded her and chanted for her grandson's return during the welcome on Sunday. "It's very sad. You are here, and Elian is not because we could not bring him," she said. "We are suffering so," said paternal grandmother Mariela Quintana, who also wept. Cuba's government called on Havana residents to turn out to greet the grandmothers as they ended a nine-day visit to the United States, where they campaigned against efforts by a great-uncle backed by Cuban- American exile groups to keep the child in Florida. On less than 24 hours notice — and aided by government buses — vast crowds turned out to line a 16-mile motorcade route while waving Cuban flags in a scene similar to the one that greeted Pope John Paul II here in 1998. Elian was found clinging to an inner tube off the Florida coast on Nov. 25 after a shipwreck that killed his mother and 10 other people. Since then, the argument over the boy's fate has become a major propaganda battle between Fidel Castro's government and anti-Castro groups in the United States. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has ruled Elian should be returned to his father in Cuba. But officials are awaiting the outcome of a federal court challenge filed by Miami relatives before trying to return the boy. foreign governments lodged strong protests — and the order was quietly rescinded. But Chechen civilians say the restrictions on men's movement are still very much in effect inside Chechnya, and that Russian air raids and shelling make travel hazardous for men, women and children alike. Civilians say Russian airplanes fire at cars traveling Chechnya's roads, and shells target people venturing into forests. That makes it even harder than usual for families to obtain enough food and other supplies to survive the winter. "The road to Shali has been closed already for almost two months," said Sadulayeva, who donned rubber boots, a padded denim jacket and a skin for the expedition from her home in Argishty village to Shali, 16 miles southeast of the Chechen capital, Grozny. "Men can't go there, they're simply not let in, and they're detained at" Russian checkpoints. For many in Chechnya, heating fuel is as scarce as food. Oil and gas supplies have been restored only in a few large towns, and the fighting has kept villagers from going into the woods to gather their normal fuel and firewood. Some have cut down everything in their yards: fruit trees, bushes, fences. Phil Gary It's a struggle to survive in Chechnya ARGISHTY, Russia — With 13 children to feed, bare cupboards, and no bus, taxi or even a donkey to take her to the nearest market,.Zargan Sadulayeva had to trudge 25 miles to bring two sacks of food home. Before the war, Sadulayeva could have caught a ride along the road leading to the market in Shali, the largest town in the region. Or she might have sent a husband, a brother or a couple of sons who could hike through the snowy, wooded hills. Now, it is too dangerous for men to even move about most of the time. Earlier this month, in an attempt to stem rebels' movement, the Russian government ordered military and border officials not to allow Chechen men between the ages of 10 and 60 to enter or leave Chechnya. International human rights groups and Graduate students fight for union CHICAGO — KristinaDziedzic is not your father's union organizer. She doesn't wave picket signs. Her collar is far from blue. And when the University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student talks about her work, she sprinkles in words like "pedagogy." Yet Dziedzic is typical of graduate students across the country stirring up union sentiment in a push for better benefits and higher salaries for students who teach or do research. From Yale to the University of California system, graduate student workers are fighting for — and sometimes winning—.collective bargaining rights. As of December, 27 campuses had recognized graduate student unions, with organizing efforts under way at many other schools, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Students say it's only fair that they get the same benefits as fai.- ulty members at a lime tyh&i tenure-track job, s are more scarce and freshman classes are growing. "You often end up doing work that has absolutely nothing to do with what you're studying. Then it's obvious that you're a worker," said Dziedzic, an art history student teaching composition classes at UIC for four years. •in STEAK HOUSE 1^" v-v«»^^ -7301 DINNER FOR 2 Itow York Steak or Doop Mod Prawns 50 BROILED IN OUR OAKWOOD PIT Hcmvouu v, INCLUDES hfcd Potato, Gram Salad aid RoNi I* Good Monday thro Ihunday Evcningi C*tNMON.-lHURS.4-]OPM. FMDAY-SATURDAY 4-11P.M. . SUNDAY 3-10 PM ! Coupon ooodhuftb. 10,2000 * HtSENT COUPON AS YOU ORDER From the principal's desk: Last week I wrote about the growth in the high school sports programs because of the addition of girls- sports. At Ukiah High five new girls' teams have been added within the past 10 years: frosh volleyball, basketball, and softball, junior varsity soccer, and a separate golf team/season. These and earlier additions have greatly increased the demands for coaching, facilities and funding. In some areas, the requirements for an equal program for both boys and girls have been relatively simple to solve. For example, the coaches for both softball and baseball now receive the same rate of pay, as do the coaches for boys' and girls' basketball, soccer, track, cross- country, and swimming. Money for uniforms is raised and allocated by the Ukiah High Athletic Boosters with careful consideration for the needs of all teams. The Associated Student Body through the sale of ASB cards and through gate receipts generates money for umpires, referees, scorekeepers, ticket-takers, and event supervision as well as for balls and other basic equipment. Although the ticket sales are limited to football, volleyball, wrestling and basketball events, the money is allocated to all sports. Other equity problems are not as easy to solve. I received a letter from a parent in Santa Rosa requesting the boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams play on the same nights, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the junior varsity and frosh teams play on Tuesday and Thursdays - a seemingly simple request. She stated that this would provide academic and financial equity and would increase the interest in the girls' program. The Wednesday/Friday schedule involves only one school, that is, homework, night. Currently the girls play on Tuesday and Thursday, a two-school night schedule. Arguing academic disparity is somewhat moot because the girls' teams have consistently had higher GPA's than the boys' teams, in every sport. More importantly, scheduling the varsities on Fridays would leave all of the frosh/JV's with the two-school night schedule and would impose ah increased academic hardship on the younger students. Ideally we would play all games on 'the Wednesday/Friday schedule, an impossibility with six teams. Financially, the Ukiah High See UKIAHl, Page 10 ' Send a Singing Valentine by; f .BARBERSHOP QUARTET February 13, 14. Contact: Dave 462-3056; Jerry 462-3559; Cliff 462-8157- St. Mary's School x- »K'®. '70* DINNER! DANCING! GAMING! Dinner by Jeanette Stroh Dance to music spun by "WrightSounds" Door & cosf time prizes! Carl Purdy Hall, Ukiah Fairgrounds SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 • 6:00 PM -1:00 AM Advance Tickets $25 ea (must be 21 yrs.) Ukiah Valley Lumber, Rod's Shoes, SL Mary's School.Pardini Appliances, Mendocino Book Co., Travel Time, Leaves of Grass in Willits, and Heaven Cent. AUCTION & FAMILY FAIR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 930am - 5pm: Auction, Incredible Wine Auction, Unique Kids' Auction, Silent Auction, Food, Games, Crafts, Entertainment; Dessert Derby Contest Hourly Kids'Drawings, and more! K-WINE live broadcast Drawing tickets $1 each. Free admission/parking Sunday ffllZiSj 7 day mystery cruise for 2, gas BBQ, CT BMX bike, hot air balloon ride for 2, VCR. DONORS: Friedman Bros., Denny Bicycles, Balloons Above the Valley, Travel Time, Poma TV. MAJOR AUCTION m^SSSSSSSL ^SSSSSf^fi Wm <; c «*n, ten & Debbie Brutacao. JUIN uNutnwifiitK*. Kfltnieen Konn Fetzer Fam y Foundation. Barra of Mendnrinn uaienn ' Christmas Trees. 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