Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 9, 1993 · Page 4
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SUNDAY, MAY 9, 1993 Perspectives THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To tubmlt an opinion forum article for th« Journal, tttephon* Jim Smith, 46*4519 Opinion* expressed en th* Perspective*) P«fl« art thoM of the author. Editorials *re th* opinion of the paper's editorial board EDITORIAL AIDS affects each of us Mendocino County ranks first in rural California counties in incidence of AIDS and in a series of articles beginning today, the Daily Journal shows the effect the disease is having on our residents and the service agencies providing for their needs. Mendocino County AIDS Project Director Rosalie Anchordoguy says the county is a microcosm of our nation when it comes to AIDS statistics. The county has had 89 reported cases of AIDS and 215 cases of people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the prescursor to AIDS, according to the Public Health Department. The 215 cases of HIV positive people include the 89 cases of those with AIDS Of those 89 people, 58 people have died. The numbers may not look large but remember that as late as 1981 AIDS was relatively unknown across the nation. Today it has spread so dramatically as to pose a threat to virtually everyone. This has created a lot of concern and confusion. Some people automatically associate the disease with homosexuality. Others think that even the most casual of contacts, such as shaking hands, will be enough to pass the infection along. Neither concern is justified. Each of us must do whatever we can to learn more about AIDS for our own survival as well as the survival of others. Only with education and knowledge will we learn how to combat AIDS and keep it from spreading more than it already has. COMMUNITY THANK YOUS Hundreds of people from our community recently participated in the 10th annual Bowl for Kids Sake. Approximately $22,000 in pledges were made at this essential fundraiser. We express our sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in this event. Thank you for opening your hearts to the children of our community. Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides needed support, friendships and role models to children from single parent homes. Our children are our future. The individuals and businesses hwo gave their time, energy, pledges and prizes are helping to imporve our future. Our major sponsors are Arthur and Ann Schmidt of the Ukiah Grocery Outlet. Microphor also made major contributions to our success. The following businesses helped with gifts and contributions. Chuck Thomhill, Wince Country Gasses; David and Suzanne Steely, Round Table Pizza; Willits Burger King, Longs Drugs, Ronnie's Basics, Sports-A-Foot, Mary's Hallmark, Beauty Store & More, Hiram's Jewelry Store, Raley's, Victorian Jewelers, Redwood Health Club, Mervyn's, J.C. Penney, Pro-Styles, Angel's Resturant, Sound Company, Nutri-systems, Treasure Cove Pizza, Subway of Ukiah, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Art Zone. Others who volunteered are: Scott Bradley; Tove Scotia, KUKI; Phil Curry, KNTI; Cheri, KLLK; Zack Darling, Linda Southwick, Rachel Burton, Felipe Mendoza, John Congar and family, the staff and families of the Mendocino County Youth Project, Big Brothers/Big Sisters board members; Cindy Hoffman, Ross Beck, Bob Menendez and family, Eileen Bostwick and family, Rae Allenby, Barbara Durigan, Chris Price, Lorri Arreguin, Natalie Shoptaw, Chris Neary and Dottie Croghan., Over 85 teams bowled. Each bowler collected at least seven pledges. Many groups had more than one team. They include: Trinity School, Realtors, Tide Companies, Human Service Agencies, Blue Shield, South Ukiah Rotary, Laytonville Lions Club, The Natural Choice, Willits Burger King, and four California Department of Forestry teams. Big Brothers/Big Sisters couldn't have done it without our communities' generous support. You do make a difference. Linda McCullough Inland Coordinator/Case Manager Mendocino Big Brothers/Big Sisters The Community Thank You Column is published once a month in the Daily Journal. There is no charge for submissions, although they must be of reasonable length — three to four paragraphs maximum — and will be edited for space should the length become excessive. Letters suitable for publication include those from individuals to non-profit organizations, from non-profit organizations to groups of Individuals or from individuals to businesses. LOCALLY OPERATED MEMBER DONKEY MEDIA GROUP Donald W. Reynolds, Founder Ukiah Daily (USPS 648-920) Joe Edwards, Publisher Jim Smith - Eoitor Yvonne Bell - Office Manager Derm Wfcon - Advertising Director Vic Martinez - Production Manner Eddie Sequeira - Retail Manager Teri Jackson - Circulation Manager Member Audit Bureau Of Circulations 1993 Member California Newspaper Publishers Association PuMahed Duly except Saturday by UKfeh Dally Journal «l 690 8. School St. Utah, Mendodno County, CaW. Phone: (707) 48M123. Court Decree No. 9267. Pubtottlon t (U8P8-646-920). Second-Clan POMS* PeM » Ukl«h. CA. •SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $6.50 Motor Route $ 7.00 Mail In Mendocino County $10.00 Mail Outside the County $12.50 All prices include 7K% California Stole sales tax. Mojoffloute and Mil Oehwy must be p*Jd In advance. Your newspaper ihouW t» delvsrtd More 6 prn Monday through Friday, and belgrt 7 a.m. Sunday. There It no delivery on Saturday. To report a mined newipeper. eel the OrouMon Department bsMtn 6 «nd 7 p.m. Monday through Fridaiar beMeen 7 and 9 a.m. Sunday. Save tn». Oat oVed p07)46fr36ij. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UHah Dally Journal, Post Office Box 748. Uktah CsJtfornla 86462. A t-t-TTCfty VOTirO I T INJ _, T HE TO BENEFI SCHOOLS. KE r> L t-V O OKJ ' T Ml NO F^>'NG- FoR, TE-pVA rxrv/v/d OR KIDS SetLlMG- THOSE BLASTED CANDY BAPS rc> &o on A FIELD NVO.SIC AND ART AREfU'T TRli 50 TO CUT rv Cheryl Johnson is a resident of Ukiah. You can fill this space The Ukiah Daily Journal is providing this space to people in the community who have a politically oriented cartoon or illustration to share. Drawings should be poignant and witty but in good taste. They must be done in pen and ink and drawn proportionally so they can be reproduced hi a space no wider than 6VS inches but of any depth — customarily between 4'/i and 6 inches. All submissions must be signed with the author's name, address and telephone number, although only the name and city of residence will be printed Unsigned, or anonymous drawings will be rejected. Drawings and cartoons can be submitted in care of Daily Journal Editor Jim Smith, P.O. Box 749, or 590 S. School St., Ukiah. Drawings appearing in the paper do not necessarily indicate the editorial views of the Daily Journal. Future isn't look as bleak as we make it By FRANK McMICHAEL When I was a kid, I used to think that it would be wonderful to be able to foresee the future. The future for me was always one of promise and opportunity; where great things happened and individuals had greater opportunities and riches and ever expanding choices. I was taught this belief by my parents, teachers, church and school. They all shared a positive view of the future and encouraged us to believe that we could create a better world by our thinking and actions. I don't believe that we give our newest generations that same message anymore. Instead we give them visions of apocalypse and destruction and tell them there is little they can do. We invent futures that are scary and awful and tell them this is the way it will be. Alarmists seem to be on every comer and every news broadcast telling us how bad it is or will be. Who can forget the famous alarmist study, released about 20 years ago, called The Limits to Growth, that predicted that the world would run out of gold by 1981, tin by 1987 and oil by 1992. Jimmy Carter operated- his presidency on this study. Remember, gas lines, gas rationing, 15 percent to 18 percent inflation, and interest rates of 20 percent or more. Paul Ehrlich in his book, The Population Bomb, said that food shortages would result in famines engulfing the planet, killing off "hundreds of millions of people" by the 1970s. We do have famines Frank McMichael is a Mendocino County supervisor representing the 2nd District. LETTERS VIEWPOINT in the Third World but they are mostly the result of war and government policies. The problem is not lack of food but inadequate distribution, and governmental attitudes that ensure poverty. Russia and Communism are a prime example. Remember acid rain. After over $500 million worth of studies, it was decided that there wasn't much to it. Laws with high economic cost were still passed though. Hysteria won. How about the ozone hole? Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, spewed out more ozone depleting chemicals in one eruption than industrialized man ever thought about doing. Probably tens of millions of volcanic eruptions have occurred over geologic time. Somehow Mother Nature has dealt with it. Heard about flatulent cows? The sea puts out far more methane gas than those poor cud chewers. In some locations there are vast geysers of it. Ships sink when they pass over it. New side slip sonar mapping techniques indicate that there are huge supplies of this stuff. So much for running out of energy. Where did the ice age go? Here is what the World Meteorological Organization, Science magazine said on March 1,1975. "The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not be soon reversed, and we are unlikely to quickly regain the 'very extraordinary period of warmth' that preceded it." Somehow we now have global warming. Some of the same people who warned us about the impending ice age are now heralding the apocalypse of global wanning. Their fictions are the exact reverse of twenty years ago. "The sky is falling, the sky is falling" — Chicken Little. In every case, these "prophets of doom" have solutions which are exactly the same; more government planning, more government control and worldwide redistribution of wealth. Recently, I was asked to participate in the Environmental Awareness days at Ukiah High School. The format they elected to use did not allow me to speak to my views that the world is not "going to hell in a handcart." I would have told the students that it is valid and appropriate for them to be environmentally aware and concerned but that the world is not ruined and to be wary of the alarmists. There are problems but there are also plenty of reasons to have a positive view of their future. Those kids sitting in that auditorium are our next future ...if we allow it. We should tell them that there is hope and that the world is not ruined for them. Kid's ... believe in your future. You have before you all of the wealth of knowledge that past generations have gained. The resources and opportunities that are available to you are vastly greater than any other generation has ever had. Believe in mankind's ability to learn, change and grow, always moving forward with the grace of God. This is what I will tell my grandchildren, for I can forsee the future and it is a wonderful place. Terrible facilities To The Editor: On Tuesday, May 4, I was the guest of a member of the Ukiah Community Concert Association at the last concert of the season. The artists did what they were paid to do ... entertain the audience. How they did it, in spite of the most deplorable audio and lighting facilities, is a complete mystery to me. Throughout the programs, the microphones, the speakers and the amplifiers were not totally operable. The first half of the program was completely without amplification, in spite of a flurry of activity at the start. The second half had random noises coming through the speakers which necessitated turning off all electronic assistance and finishing the concert accoustically. I'm sure there will be excuses made but, in the final analysis, the facilities were not even amateur quality ... they were non-existent. The people of this county who support these concerts deserve much more than they received last night from the high school. They had professional performers, a good auditorium and a sad excuse for sound and lighting facilities. Carl Gollhardt Los Angeles Commends cast and crew To The Editor: I want to commend the cast and crew of "The Thing Called Love" for treating one community to a very powerful and thought provoking evening of theater of April 28. Kate Magruder and Laurel Near should be proud of their efforts in presenting one of the finest evenings of performance art that I've seen in a long time. It's difficult to deal with these issues and take a stand without appearing preachy or didactic, yet they pulled it off beautifully. My 10-year-old daughter's eyes welled with tears during Isaac Hillhouse's singing of "I'm the one." I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire show. I can't praise it enough. Alan Kaplan actor/director Ukiah Players Theatre LETTER POLICY The Jo islwelo s letters. However, we reserve the right not to print those letters we consider libeloui, in bed taste, s personal snack on private individual* or buslnesies and not in keeping with public issues such ss think you letten. Letten should not exceed 300 words in length and should be typed and double- spaced. Those letters eioeedins, 300 words may be edited. Letter writer* will be limited to one letter every 30 days. All letters must be sJfasd and incfade w address and phone number for vorifi- cstion. Anonymous lenen will not be printed. THIS WAS NEWS Compiled by JODY MARTINEZ 9 25 years ago Thursday, May 9, 1968 Ukiah Daily Journal DOS RIOS DAM TERMED DETRIMENT TO COUNTY. "Proposed Development of the> Eel River and the Dos Rios Project" was thev topic chosen by Hurt Banzhaf when he was !• the luncheon speaker for the Kiwanis Club's i? meeting at The Chef Wednesday. ... £ As a charter member of the Eel River ji Association, Banzhaf has had nine years of . background and study regarding the many *: problems involved. He described the Dos Riot project, a proposal of the 'Corps of Engineers? It would be located 2'/i miles upstream from* Dos Rios and construction would be of rock fill 705 feet high with a crest length of nearly l'/j miles. It would be 100 feet higher than Shasta Dam and have a capacity of 8 million acre feet... Banzhaf stated that he believes the building of (his dam would be detrimental to Mendocino County for many reasons. There would be a loss of 150 square miles of land for the lake and buffer zone including 15 thousand acres of prime agricultural land taken off the tax rolls with a tax loss estimated at $250,000. The livestock loss would be about $6 million per year. Mendocino County would not receive any beneficial water and very little, if any, flood protection. Over 80 per cent of the residents are opposed to the flooding of Covelo, and about 350 Indians would be affected. It would cost about $24 million to move them, and this would not be chargeable to the project for subsequent maintenance and operation of the Indian community. Independent studies indicate that recreational use may be only 1-5 of that anticipated by the Corps of Engineers. 50 years ago Monday, May 10, 1943 The Redwood Journal JOKER POPS UP IN AGE PENSION BOOST. A complication arose in the old age pension boost from $40 to $50 per month, when officials suddenly discovered the measure apparently swings the state out of line with a new Congressional act on pensioners and farm industry earnings which President Roosevelt has signed. Under the new Congressional act. the federal government, on which the state depends for substantial pension contributions, will allow pensioners to earn whatever outside income they can in agricultural labor to help the war effort, without deduction of such earnings from their public aid. This law does not apply to < -any state ^yhjch^ias^ncreased the old age ,,- pensioji sipc$ April California has done just this. The governor is sending a delegation to Washington to protest such discrimination. *** FISHERMEN OF NOYO BRING IN BIG CATCHES. The fishing industry is active on the Mendocino coast. Fishing* a( Noyo continues to bring in large catches and the fishermen, determined to get the fish, take great chances. Bad weather has been a great hindrance. Charles Kuhen lost his boat on the Noyo bar, but he managed to save himself by swimming to safety. He received a slight leg injury. Total production for the month of April was 350,000 pounds. High boats for the month were "Eleanor" with 34,756 pounds; "Doreen" with 25,770 pounds; "Laveme" with 25,008 pounds; "Artie" with 20,958 pounds. The largest day's delivery was 9178 pounds by the "Eleanor." *** FOR SALE — Tractor wheels, can be used on car. W. W. Simpson, Lakeport. *** FOR SALE — Model A Ford, good tires, $60. 301 No. Main St. 100 years ago Friday, May 12, 1893 Mendocino Dispatch-Democrat The Willow school, located three miles south of Ukiah, is enjoying a vacation this week and the principal, Chas. A. Poage, is rusticating in the wilds of San Francisco and vicinity. *** Judging by the attendance, the Gailor divorce case is the biggest attraction that has visited Ukiah since the last circus. The courtroom was jammed all day Wednesday, and the revelations of witnesses are said to have been very spicy — if not very clean. *** W. T. Kirkwood and A. P. Weger have purchased the grocery business of T. A. Templeton. Both are old and well known residents of this community, and are capable business men. -Doonesbury .BY GARRY TRUDEAU — YOU PIP A MONTH OFHOUS&- HOtPSHQPPINB /NtfSS THAN "WNMIWW6 —AU. FROM 1H& OOMFOKTOF WJROUN KIKW! YOUHAPAT&WFICFIRST BUT! SPENT OKAY.TWSABIT '. OP/7,\^

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