Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on December 1, 1999 · Page 18
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 18

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, December 1, 1999
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18—WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1,1999- THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Wednesday, Dec. 1 OBITUARIES William Poage Held SAN RAFAEL - William Poage Held of San Rafael died Sunday, Nov. 28,1999, after a brief illness. He was 89. Born and raised the son of a Superior Court judge and school teacher in Ukiah, Mr. Held graduated from Stanford University with magna cum laude honors. He continued on to attain a graduate degree from the Stanford Business School, and was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. During World War II, he served as a major in the U.S. Army while stationed at bases in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. He was senior partner of the investment firm of J.S. Strauss & Company. He also served as president of the Security Analysts of San Francisco in 1952. In 1969, Mr. Held founded the Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library in Ukiah. The library houses over 5,000 books and 17,000 documents, maps and photographs that chronicle the history of Mendocino County and is considered to be the largest anthropological collection north of the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley. A lifelong student and lover of dogs, handmade books, rare coins, and American and family history, he impressed upon his family and friends a true love of learning and inquisitiveness. Mr. Held was a husband of 60 years to his wife, Roma; father of Bill and his wife, Sally; and grandfather to Steven and John. ' Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Road, San Rafael, CA 94901. Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael is in charge of arrangements. Acie E. Hoaglen WJLLITS - There will be a viewing for Acie E. Hoaglen at 8 p.m. Thursday at his home, and graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Covelo. Mr. Hoaglen died Wednesday, Nov. 24,1999, at the age of 89. He was born Nov. 8,1910. He had been a member of the community for 89 years, and was a former resident of Covelo. He was employed as a farm laborer for 25 years. Surviving are four daughters, Ruby Arms of Woodland, Elaine Holmes of Potter Valley, Charlette Wright and Wilma Phillips, both of Covelo; four sons, Frank, Jerry, and Acie Hoaglen, all of Covelo, and Arvid Hoaglen Sr. of Chiliguin, Ore.; brother, Claude of Dos Rios; sisters Florence and June, both of Covelb. He also leaves 50 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Anker-Lucier Mortuary is in charge of .arrangements. POLICE REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. EMBEZZLEMENT - Jason Kristopher Vaughan, 27, of Potter Valley, was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement at Wal-Mart at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday. 30ts to around 40. i.p^njjnu^vwtt/^uA^ ;-.,:•• lti3Nt;#iiM<*m>.Mxj2w*&& -',"'.-. J^ti »»><&&>&&& SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today: 4:59 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow: 7:01 a.m. LOW/HIGH TIDES High tide: 7:02 p.m. (Today) Low tide: 12:50 a.m. (Tomorrow) High tide: 7:49 a.m. (Tomorrow) Low tide: 2:06 p.m. (Tomoiraw) AIR QUALITY measured 12/1 btUklah Ozone: .032 (stale standard .09) Carbon Monoxide: 1.40 (20) Nitrogen Dioxide: .033 (.25) SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: BODY FOUND - The body of a man believed to be in his 30s was found by someone hiking in Montgomery Woods late Monday. Sheriff's Detective Lt. Kurt Smallcomb said evidence indicates the man committed suicide. The body is believed to have been in the off-the- path location about a mile from the entrance to the park for between three- to five weeks, he said. The man has not yet been positively identified. CHP REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: FATAL ACCIDENT - David Hugh Treinen, 44, of Ukiah, was killed Tuesday afternoon when his Nissan pickup truck hydroplaned in a curve of Highway 101 south of Comminskey Station Road and overturned. He was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Those arrested by law enforcement officers ire innocent until proven guilty. People reported u hiving been irrested miy contact the Qaily Journal once their 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 under the Influence of an Intoxicant: all DUI cues reported by law enforcement agencies are reported by the newspaper. The Dally Journal makes no' exceptions. FIRE AND RESCUE REDWOOD VALLEY/CALPELLA EXPLOSION - A Calpella man was badly burned by a flash fire in his north State Street home at 12:18 a.m. today. Francisco Vasquez, 49, suffered second- and third- degree burns on 40 percent of his body, according to firefighters. Firefighters suspect the fire was caused by an explosion caused by a leaking propane tank. The investigation into the cause is continuing. According to the fire depart-; ment, the fire flashed through the house, but burned only lighter items, like paper and plastic before it subsided. The smaller fires are belie'ved to have been extinguished by neighbors. FORT BRAGG/MENDOCINO FIRES - Mendocino and Fort Bragg firefighters responded to two fires Tuesday. The first was at 6:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic; Church in Mendocino. The church suffered extensive damage, according to' reports. The second was at Thanksgiving Coffee at 3 p.m. Damage to the roastery was reportedly minor. CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors In obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entin article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. LOTTERY NUMBERS DAILY 3:4, 5,4. FANTASY 5: 15, 26, 28,29,33. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 6, Whirl Win. 2nd Place: 2, Lucky Star. 3rd Place: 9, Winning Spirit. Race time: 1:40.59. Kiely Continued from Page 1 "There's a lot of real experienced and talented people in our •-ni'," Kiely agiued. "The aver- ago experience, of everyone in os r office is 15 years." Kiely noted that DA's investi- gaui.a '--tit on call 24 hours a day." Tvo investigators are permanently assigned to the DA's Family Support Unit, investigating child abduction cases as well as finding delinquent parents. Each team of prosecutors also has its o\vn investigator. DA investigators also handle (he primary investigation on all "officer-involved" shootings, he added. "My job," Kiely said, "is to make sure the unit runs smoothly." Kiely has earned an associate's degree in both general stud- iep>,and administration of justice from College of the Redwoods. HP and his wife, Donna, a security service manager, live in Ukiah. The couple has two children: Lindsay, 12, and Tommy, 10. "Jl've worked for some really good sheriffs," Kiely said, "Tom Jondahl, Tim Shea and Jim Tuso, who was very instrumental in my career. "I feel fortunate Norm has placed his faith in me to do this job." Lake Continued from Page 1 has deepened in places by eight to 14 feet since the early 1960s. The result is loss of farmlands and the added expense of bridge replacements and bank protection, Steiner noted. The bypass would make it possible for sediment in the Russian River above Lake Mendocino to flow into the Russian River instead of just the lake, he said. As presented, the proposal has obvious advantages. But it also has an obvious disadvantage - cost. Steiner said he doesn't have a cost estimate, but it would be similar in cost to raising Coyote Dam, another proposal that has made the rounds and is expected to cost in the tens of millions of dollars. While he first presented his proposal around five years ago, the bypass proposal was largely ignored, Steiner said. , But with fish populations tfrpp- ping to critical levels, there Is more interest in taking drastic measures to save them. Interest also is growing as human water needs increase and come into conflict with the needs of fish. Proposals to increase water flows in the Eel River to aid anadromous fish, for example, are expected to decrease water avail- ability in the Russian River. In summer months, much of the Russian River's flow comes from a water diversion at PG&E's power plant, which shunts water from the Eel to the Russian River. To compensate for the loss, local water agencies have been studying new ways to get and keep water. The result is proposals such as raising Coyote Dam to increase storage. Such proposals would create further impacts on downstream fish, so they would need to be mitigated, Steiner said. He said his bypass would be a good way to mitigate present and future impacts. But such huge projects would have managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. And the Corps would need congressional spending approval to proceed, which could take a long time. In the meantime, Steiner said he's seeking grant funds to dp a management proposal, which would include a cost estimate. He's also giving tours and presentations to interested environmental, watershed and other groups, which have increasingly been making requests for information. The next one will be to the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee Dec. 14, he said. Gregg Continued from Page 1 Helena near their Rich Bar starting point, a plaque was erected to Gregg and his expedition by the U.S. Forest Service, several Trinity and Humboldt county historical organisations, and a descendant of L.K. Wood. The Indians' eight-day journey took these explorers a month. They paralleled the river as far as the South Fork, near what is now Salyer. Gregg then decided to cut overland, apparently to avoid the Hupa and Yurok villages along the lower course of the Trinity and Klamath rivers. As the explorers survived largely because they were fed by the region's residents, this proved a bad decision. It took them over what are now Friday Ridge, Horse Mountain, Berry and Lord-Ellis summits, already deep in snow. Since they weren't following established trails, they had to cut their way through thick forest and blowdowns, sometimes building ramps to get their horses over fallen redwoods. According to Wood's journal, they made about two miles a day. They found little game and their 10-day supply of food soon ran out. They licked the sour paste that coated the inside of their wet flour sacks. When they reached Redwood Creek, Whilkut or Cholula villagers fed them. On Dec. 6 they finally reached the sea, at the mouth of Little River. As the crow flies, they had traveled about 70 miles. They turned north and followed the coast until halted by Big Lagoon. Turning back, they passed Trinidad Head, where Gregg took the latitude. At Mad River he again attempted to take Local news, weather & sports in the Daily Journal Toys readings, leading to a bad quarrel with his companions, who were not interested in the scientific aspects of the expedition. That gave the river its present name. On Dec. 20 they reached what they thought was "Trinidad Bay." As the entrance channel blocked progress down the beach, they had to go around. They spent Christmas on or near what is now the Arcata Plaza, feasting on a roasted elk. Wood's journal refers frequently to food given to them or canoes lent them by the Indians, who here were Wiyots. The explorers had intended to stake land claims when they found the bay, but Wood writes that they were in such "deplorable condition" that they just kept going. About three days later they reached the Eel River, which they named. When they reached the Van Duzen (named for one of the party) they had a final falling out. Gregg wanted to continue down the coast, mapping it. Wood and three others thought the Eel River would be the most direct route to Sonoma, where there were a few pioneer ranchers. They split up. Wood and his companions reached Mark West's adobe north of Santa Rosa on Feb. 17. Wood took six weeks to recuperate from his hardships and injuries, which left him crippled for life. Gregg and-his party struggled down the Lost Coast and Sinky- one Wilderness, finally abandoning the effort and turning east. Out of ammunition and subsisting mostly on acorns, Gregg died and was buried somewhere in Lake County. His starving companions did not bother to keep his journal or scientific papers. Continued from Page 1 Tuesday, Lenora Chewning, the owner of Lou's Variety and Novelties in Ukiah, said the large indoor space is also a place where vendors can set up and sell their wares. "We're looking for. vendors," she said, "people who want to sell items." Besides the new indoor location, Williams said, Toys For Tot drop-off boxes are at different locations and stores in both counties. "Mendo Mill is our No. 1 angel drop-off place," he said, and they are looking for more locations to put out boxes to collect toys for children. Toy donations are coming in, said Chris Johnson, a member of the Marine Corps League who is also working with the Toys For Tots program. On Tuesday, he said he picked up a box of toys donated by JC Penney. And Williams said the local casinos are donating toys again this year. "All the toys collected locally, stay local," Johnson said, of the Toys For Tots program. In fact, all the new toys collected in Ukiah will be going to the valley's Christmas Effort, Fuller said. Williams added the program's goal is "to help, not hurt anybody. We have helped all the organizations in the two counties." Last year, Williams said toys were distributed to children in all the small towns around Clear Lake and in Mendocino all the way up to Garberville. Speaking of the three-year Toys For Tots effort locally, he said, "It works. We know it works." And Williams credits local donations and God for its success. Williams had heart surgery not long ago, he said, and had planned to set up a tent in front of Long's drug store to collect toys and have a place for children to see Santa. But because of the community's response and willingness to donate, this year the toy gathering effort has an indoor home. "We need places for kids to go and things to do," he said, "and the Lord has blessed us with all this." The Toys For Tots Ukiah location will be open until Dec. 23 Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. People can drop off toys or food that will go to the Food Bank, Chewning said. Additionally, Williams said a Toys For Tots Big Top tent is being put up in Nice over in Lake County where his Littlest Show on Earth will be part' of the effort there. Both locations are scheduled to have different activities and entertainment'as part of the festivities, he said. "' ' For more information or to volunteer, call 489-2938. NOYO THEATRE «, INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES 7« Wnt, TnuiOnty Music of the Heart TOY STORY 2 DAILY: 5:15,7:15.9:16 MPMB ADD MAT., FRI. SAT, SUN & WED 1:15,3:15 END OF DAYS a DAILY: 4:40,7:10,9:35 HfMB ADO.MAT., FRI, SAT, SUN 4 WED 1:40 COIN; am DAILY: 5:25, 725, 9:20 ADD.MAT.. FRI. 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