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The Ukiah DAILY JOURNAL DAILY JOURNAL World briefly ..........Page 2 INSIDE 14 pages, Volume 149 Number 177 50 cents tax included email: [email protected] Pickrell sweeps Redline West .............Page 6 Tomorrow: Cooler H 67º L 41º The Commerce File ..............Page 3 FORUM Our readers write Mendocino County’s local newspaper ......................................Page 4 WEDNESDAY Oct. 3, 2007 7 58551 69301 0 Drivers sustain minor injuries By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal Two people suffered minor injuries in a sideswipe traffic accident on Highway 101 at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, Debbie Ruddock, 41, of Ukiah, was northbound on Highway 101 in a 1994 Chevy Astrovan at approximately 70 mph when a 1980 Honda Prelude driven by Brittany Zastrow, 18, of Lakeport, col- lided with the driver’s side of the van just south of the North State Street off ramp. Zastrow had been driving at approximately 70 mph in the southbound lane of Highway 101 when she drift- ed across the median and her vehicle collided with Ruddock’s. California Highway Patrol Officer Patti Benedetti said witnesses told the CHP Zastrow may have fallen asleep at the wheel before the accident. The two vehicles spun apart, the van coming to rest on the roadway and the Prelude skidding off the east side of the roadway and into a ditch. Zastrow and the other dri- ver were transported to Ukiah Valley Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Traffic on northbound Highway 101 was reduced to one lane and slowed for close to an hour while police and fire crews investigated the accident. The Ukiah Valley Fire District, CalFire, the Ukiah Police Department, the CHP, Ukiah Ambulance Service, the Department of Fish and Game and CalTrans responded to this call. Ben Brown can be reached at [email protected]. Honda sideswipes van on Hwy. 101 MacLeod Pappidas/The Daily Journal A Honda Prelude sits in the embankment of Highway 101 where it came to rest after crossing the median and colliding with a northbound Chevy van just after noon on Tuesday. Posted online at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday Fish and Game seeking public’s help in finding those responsible By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal The California Department of Fish and Game is seeking three suspects who allegedly used their car to kill several ducks at Lake Mendocino Tuesday morning. Game Warden Karen Maurer said witnesses have reported that at around 11 a.m. at the south boat dock of Lake Mendocino, three people, two women and one man, were seen running over a large group of ducks that had congregated in the parking lot. The vehicle they were in has been described as a blue and white early 1990s Chevy 4X4. Several of the ducks were killed, and the suspects fled the scene. Maurer said Fish and Game is asking anyone who might have information about the truck or its occupants to call Fish and Game’s tip-line at 1- 888-334-2258. This is not the first time this year that ducks have been killed at the lake, Maurer said. Earlier this summer, two boys were seen throwing rocks at ducks, killing one. The boys are also believed to have destroyed a duck nest. Ben Brown can be reached at [email protected]. Lake ducks run down in parking lot By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal The decision of how to pursue water conserva- tion in Mendocino County will be delayed at least another week so that county CEO Tim Mitchell can meet with Mendocino County Water Agency Manager Roland Sanford. The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to direct Mitchell to meet with Sanford to come up with a work plan for a needs assessment and conservation plan for water in Mendocino County. Sanford was before the board Tuesday to pre- sent a four-point plan which included an assess- ment of water use in Mendocino County. “The purpose of this task is to take a close look at water use patterns in the Ukiah Valley,” he said. Sanford said study of water use in the valley would allow the board to determine which con- servation measures would prove the most efficient based on water needs. “It will realistically tell you what can be achieved,” he said. At the board’s Sept. 25 meeting, 2nd District Supervisor Jim Wattenburger made a motion to accept Sanford’s plan. The meeting was continued until Oct. 2 by 1st District Supervisor Michael Delbar before a vote could be taken. Water plan delayed one more week By ROB BURGESS The Daily Journal W hen George and Charles Parker first published Monopoly during the Great Depression, they probably never imagined a billboard-sized representation of the game board to be the backdrop for a gym full of screaming orange high school sophomores. But that’s just what happened Tuesday at the Ukiah High School gym during the school’s morning Homecoming rally. With the chosen theme for this year’s Homecoming being “Board Games,” each class chose a different theme: the seniors, dressed in black, chose Clue; the juniors, decked out in white, selected Candyland; and the freshman, committing themselves to green, went with Jumanji. No school-day activities are scheduled for today, but Thursday will see another lunchtime rally where students are encouraged to sport their class colors. Class skits will be performed Friday at 9:11 a.m. in the gym during the week’s final rally. Bob Dieffenbach, UHS director of stu- dent activities, said parents who want to see the skits are invited to attend rehearsals in the gym, but that space issues will prevent them from attending Friday’s rally. Tonight the sophomores are scheduled to begin their practice at 7 p.m., while juniors are slated to start at 8 p.m. On Thursday, seniors have the floor starting at 7 p.m. until the freshman take over at 8 p.m. Also during Tuesday’s scream-fest, the candidates for Homecoming king and RALLY FOR HOMECOMING MacLeod Pappidas/The Daily Journal Ukiah High seniors from left, Landon Chase, Jorgan Johnson and Lee Lorenzi, cheer for their year during a morning prep rally at the school’s auditorium Tuesday.The four high school classes are competing for the most spirit this Homecoming week. Board games provide this year’s theme Soccer player Molly Learn hefts Gabe Ott, a football player, into the Ukiah High School auditorium for Homecoming activities. See RALLY, Page 14 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS See WATER, Page 14

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The Ukiah

DAILY JOURNALDAILY JOURNALWorld briefly..........Page 2


14 pages, Volume 149 Number 177

50 cents tax included

email: [email protected]

Pickrell sweepsRedline West.............Page 6

Tomorrow: CoolerH 67º L 41º

The CommerceFile..............Page 3

FORUMOur readers write

Mendocino County’s local newspaper

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WEDNESDAYOct. 3, 2007

7 58551 69301 0

Drivers sustainminor injuriesBy BEN BROWNThe Daily Journal

Two people suffered minorinjuries in a sideswipe trafficaccident on Highway 101 at12:02 p.m. Tuesday.

According to reports fromthe California HighwayPatrol, Debbie Ruddock, 41,of Ukiah, was northbound onHighway 101 in a 1994 ChevyAstrovan at approximately 70mph when a 1980 Honda

Prelude driven by BrittanyZastrow, 18, of Lakeport, col-lided with the driver’s side ofthe van just south of the NorthState Street off ramp.

Zastrow had been drivingat approximately 70 mph inthe southbound lane ofHighway 101 when she drift-

ed across the median and hervehicle collided withRuddock’s.

California Highway PatrolOfficer Patti Benedetti saidwitnesses told the CHPZastrow may have fallenasleep at the wheel before theaccident.

The two vehicles spunapart, the van coming to reston the roadway and thePrelude skidding off the eastside of the roadway and into aditch.

Zastrow and the other dri-ver were transported to Ukiah

Valley Medical Center fortreatment of minor injuries.

Traffic on northboundHighway 101 was reduced toone lane and slowed for closeto an hour while police andfire crews investigated theaccident.

The Ukiah Valley FireDistrict, CalFire, the UkiahPolice Department, the CHP,Ukiah Ambulance Service, theDepartment of Fish and Gameand CalTrans responded tothis call.

Ben Brown can be reached [email protected].

Honda sideswipes van on Hwy. 101

MacLeod Pappidas/The Daily Journal

A Honda Prelude sits in the embankment of Highway101 where it came to rest after crossing the medianand colliding with a northbound Chevy van just afternoon on Tuesday.

Posted onlineat 1:20 p.m.


Fish and Game seeking public’shelp in finding those responsibleBy BEN BROWNThe Daily Journal

The California Department of Fish and Gameis seeking three suspects who allegedly used theircar to kill several ducks at Lake MendocinoTuesday morning.

Game Warden Karen Maurer said witnesseshave reported that at around 11 a.m. at the southboat dock of Lake Mendocino, three people, twowomen and one man, were seen running over alarge group of ducks that had congregated in theparking lot.

The vehicle they were in has been described asa blue and white early 1990s Chevy 4X4. Severalof the ducks were killed, and the suspects fled thescene.

Maurer said Fish and Game is asking anyonewho might have information about the truck or itsoccupants to call Fish and Game’s tip-line at 1-888-334-2258.

This is not the first time this year that duckshave been killed at the lake, Maurer said. Earlierthis summer, two boys were seen throwing rocksat ducks, killing one. The boys are also believed tohave destroyed a duck nest.

Ben Brown can be reached at [email protected].

Lake ducksrun down inparking lot

By BEN BROWNThe Daily Journal

The decision of how to pursue water conserva-tion in Mendocino County will be delayed at leastanother week so that county CEO Tim Mitchellcan meet with Mendocino County Water AgencyManager Roland Sanford.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisorsvoted unanimously Tuesday to direct Mitchell tomeet with Sanford to come up with a work planfor a needs assessment and conservation plan forwater in Mendocino County.

Sanford was before the board Tuesday to pre-sent a four-point plan which included an assess-ment of water use in Mendocino County.

“The purpose of this task is to take a close lookat water use patterns in the Ukiah Valley,” he said.

Sanford said study of water use in the valleywould allow the board to determine which con-servation measures would prove the most efficientbased on water needs.

“It will realistically tell you what can beachieved,” he said.

At the board’s Sept. 25 meeting, 2nd DistrictSupervisor Jim Wattenburger made a motion toaccept Sanford’s plan. The meeting was continueduntil Oct. 2 by 1st District Supervisor MichaelDelbar before a vote could be taken.

Water plandelayed onemore week

By ROB BURGESSThe Daily Journal

When George and Charles Parkerfirst published Monopolyduring the Great Depression,

they probably never imagined abillboard-sized representation of thegame board to be the backdrop for agym full of screaming orange highschool sophomores.

But that’s just what happened Tuesdayat the Ukiah High School gym duringthe school’s morning Homecoming rally.

With the chosen theme for this year’sHomecoming being “Board Games,”each class chose a different theme: theseniors, dressed in black, chose Clue; thejuniors, decked out in white, selectedCandyland; and the freshman,committing themselves to green, wentwith Jumanji.

No school-day activities are scheduledfor today, but Thursday will see anotherlunchtime rally where students areencouraged to sport their class colors.

Class skits will be performed Friday at9:11 a.m. in the gym during the week’sfinal rally.

Bob Dieffenbach, UHS director of stu-dent activities, said parents who want tosee the skits are invited to attendrehearsals in the gym, but that space

issues will prevent them from attendingFriday’s rally.

Tonight the sophomores are scheduledto begin their practice at 7 p.m., whilejuniors are slated to start at 8 p.m. OnThursday, seniors have the floor starting

at 7 p.m. until the freshman take over at8 p.m.

Also during Tuesday’s scream-fest,the candidates for Homecoming king and


MacLeod Pappidas/The Daily Journal

Ukiah High seniors from left, Landon Chase, Jorgan Johnson and Lee Lorenzi, cheer for their year during amorning prep rally at the school’s auditorium Tuesday.The four high school classes are competing for the mostspirit this Homecoming week.

Board games provide this year’s theme

Soccer player Molly Learn hefts Gabe Ott, a football player, into theUkiah High School auditorium for Homecoming activities.

See RALLY, Page 14


See WATER, Page 14

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zoma Ophelia Vaughn, 21, ofUkiah, was booked into jail onsuspicion of driving with asuspended license, drivingwithout an ignition interlockdevice, giving false informa-tion to a police officer and aprobation violation by theCalifornia Highway Patrol at2:50 a.m. Saturday.

BOOKED -- Joanna MarieCooper, 43, of Fort Bragg,was booked into jail on suspi-cion of willfully violating acourt order, causing corporalinjury to a spouse and a penal-ty enhancement by the FortBragg Police Department at12:54 p.m. Sunday.

BOOKED -- BelindaHelen Hals, 40, of Fort Bragg,was booked into jail on suspi-cion of causing corporalinjury to a spouse, willful cru-elty to a child and possession

of a controlled substance bythe Mendocino CountySheriff’s Office at 7:20 p.m.Sunday.

BOOKED -- ThomasAllan Jones, 19, of Ukiah, wasbooked into jail on aHumboldt County warrant forsuspicion of assault with adeadly weapon by theMendocino County Sheriff’sOffice at 10:23 p.m. Monday.

Those arrested by law enforcementofficers are innocent until proven guilty.People reported as having been arrest-ed may contact the Daily Journal oncetheir case has been concluded so theresults can be reported. Those who feelthe information is in error should con-tact the appropriate agency.

CORRECTIONSIn the article published

Monday titled “UVAP EIRdelayed until spring 2008” theUVAP should have been listedas the General Plan and thedelayed EIR referred only tothe public review period.

The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves thisspace to correct errors or make clarificationsto news articles. Significant errors in obitu-ary notices or birth announcements willresult in reprinting the entire article. Errorsmay be reported to the editor, 468-3526.

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KEITH RANKINKeith Rankin, a dedicat-

ed worker and family man who had ties to theUkiah area for 50 years, died in Sacramento,California, of heart failure on September 27,2007, at the age of 80.

Keith was born inLogan, Utah, in November 1926. Other than a brieftime spent working in the shipyards in Oakland,California, during the latter stages of WWII,his early years were spent in northernUtah and southern Idaho. In 1948, hereturned to California toat-tend a Western Union(WU) Telegraph Com-pany training school inSanta Cruz. After the completion of training, hisfirst assignment was to Eureka, California -and California be-came his permanent home.

While in the Eureka WUoffice, one of Keith’s co-workers was BettyO’Dell. Keith and Betty

were married in 1951.Keith’s jobs in the Eur-eka WU office includedcashier and night manager, and in 1957moved to Ukiah to be-come the manager of theUkiah WU office. While in Ukiah until theWU office closed in 1971, Along with helpingBetty raise 3 chil-dren Keith was muchinvolved in the local community, most notablyon the Ukiah Unified School District Board andin various positions with the Church of JesusChrist of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). During hisperiod as a Counse-lor to Bishop Robert V.‘Bud’ Knudsen, they were heavily involved inthe planning and overseeing of the buildingof the chapel on South Dora where the LDSchurch still re-sides. In the late 1960’s,Keith also worked late night weekend shifts atthe Palace Hotel as a night clerk.

Keith and Bettyreturned to the Eureka WU office for a year (until itclosed), before mov-ing to the Palo Alto WUoffice where Keith went from managing 2-3people to managing an office of 13 employees.After heart bypass surgery at age 50 in 1976,Keith continued working until the Palo AltoWU office closed in 1983. At that time, theydecided to stop clos-ing up WU offices andretired - and within 2 years, they returned toUkiah to be near their daughter and their grand-children. The grand kids loved to go visit

Grandpa and Grandma Rankin - a place wherelove, laughter and food were always in abun-dance!

In retirement, Keithabsorbed himself in his lifelong interests of reading(especially any-thing concerning FDR,Churchill and WWII) and gardening (he grew amean tomato and grafted various strains ofgeraniums). He maintained his WU tiesthrough involvement in an Investment Club thatbegan with WU members, but branched outto include family and friends. He was a men-tor to many Club members in the art ofinvesting, his financially conservative nature belyingmany of his so-cial views.

While not afraid toexpress his opinions and to stand strong with aminority view, Keith was well respected as a manof great intel-lect, integrity and courtesy.Before his death, he was proud of the fact hewas Stanford Hospital’s second longestliving heart bypass survivor - as a child of theDepression, he had the ‘survivor’ role down toan art. Keith was preceded in death by hiswife Betty, who passed away in March 2005after 53 years of marriage. He is survived byhis 3 children, Lynda Chirstensen ofUkiah, Robert Rankin of Redwood City, and AlanRankin of Sacra-mento, and his sister NinaJoy Wood of Eure-ka. Keith also leavesbehind 5 grandchildren

and 15 great grandchildrenspread across the United States (from Oregonto North Caroli-na)

Funeral services will beheld at the LDS church on South Dora inUkiah on Thursday, October 4, at 11:00 am.


This past Saturday,September 29th, Aaron was promoted to Heaven.

Aaron was born July5th, 1974, in Napa, Cali-fornia.

He was a blessing to any-one who came into contact with him.

He is survived by hiswife Cherrie, and chil-dren Joanna, Patrick, andAnthony; his mom and stepfather Bonnie andDavid Chase; his brothers and sisters andtheir families, Lisa, Jayson, Kris, D.J., Adam,and Kim; his grand-mother Lorrie Hampton;his aunt Rose Luc-chetti; his aunt and uncleRamona and Danny Brown; and numerouscousins. He also leaves a great host offriends that had their life impacted by him.Aaron and his family re-sided in Ukiah.

Aaron will be remem-bered as a faithful hus-band, loving father, Biblebelieving Christian, good friend and a veryhard working man.

A special memorial ser-vices will be held this Thursday, October 4th, at2 pm. It will be held at his church, Bible BaptistChurch, 400 Ob-servatory Avenue, inUkiah.

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Death notices are free for Mendocino County residents. Death notices are limited to name of deceased, hometown, age, date ofdeath, date, time, and place of services and the funeral home handling the arrangements. For information on how to place afree death notice please call our editorial department at 468-3500.

Leaders of North, South Korea meetin Pyongyang, begin 2nd summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader KimJong Il welcomed South Korea’s president to Pyongyang dis-playing scant enthusiasm Tuesday while orchestrated crowdscheered the start of the second-ever summit between the divid-ed Koreas since World War II.

The greeting was a stark contrast to the first North-Southsummit in 2000, when Kim greeted then-South KoreanPresident Kim Dae-jung with smiles and clasped both his handstightly in an emotional moment that softened the North Koreanstrongman’s image to South Koreans and the world.

This time, Kim appeared reserved and unemotional, walkingslowly and occasionally clapping lightly to encourage thecrowd of thousands at the outdoor welcome ceremony, whowaved red and pink paper flowers. South Korean President RohMoo-hyun appeared to revel in the moment, waving and smil-ing broadly before reviewing a goose-stepping North Koreanmilitary honor guard wielding rifles with bayonets.

Roh has said his goal at the summit is fostering peacebetween the North and South, which remain technically at warsince a 1953 cease-fire halted the Korean War. But he has notgiven any specifics about what he will propose or get in return,prompting criticism from conservatives at home that the sum-mit is an ego trip for Roh seeking to establish a legacy for hisunpopular administration that ends in February.

Earlier during the 125-mile journey by road from Seoul, Rohstepped out of his vehicle to walk across the border that dividesthe Koreas in the center of the heavily fortified DemilitarizedZone — the first time any Korean leader has crossed the landborder. In the first summit between the Koreas in 2000, theSouth’s Kim flew to Pyongyang.

U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar leaderin bid to end country’s political crisis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s top militaryleader met Tuesday with a U.N. envoy to discuss the nation’spolitical crisis that has seen the largest protests in two decadescrushed with deadly force by government troops.

Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N.’s special envoy to Myanmar, metwith Senior Gen. Than Shwe in the junta’s remote new capital,Naypyitaw, two foreign diplomats said.

Also present were Deputy Senior Gen. Maung Aye — whois one rank below Than Shwe — Gen. Thura Shwe Mann, theNo. 3, and acting Prime Minister Thein Sein, who’s fourth inthe hierarchy, another diplomat said. The diplomats spoke oncondition of anonymity, citing protocol. No details of the meet-ing were available. While Gambari was trying to broker peace,the junta’s security forces lightened their presence in Yangon,the country’s main city, which remained quiet after troops andpolice brutally quelled mass protests last week. The 9 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew was scaled back to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Suicide bomber sets off blast on policebus in Kabul, killing at least 13

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A mother and her two chil-dren boarded a police bus only seconds before a suicide bomberdetonated his payload inside, an attack that killed 13 police andcivilians Tuesday, the second such bombing in Afghanistan’scapital in four days, police and witnesses said.

Four children were among the 13 killed by a man wearing apakul — an Afghan hat commonly worn in the country’s north— and a shawl around the upper half of his body called achador, said witness Amin Gul, who owns a metal-workingshop next to the blast site.

“When the bus came, an old man got on, then a woman withtwo children, then the guy wearing the chador entered, and thena big boom,” said Gul.

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C O M M E R C EEditor: Richard Rosier, 468-3520 [email protected]

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2007 – 3

The Ukiah Daily Journal

the commerce file

By K.C. Meadows

The California Chamber of Commerce hasvoted to oppose a ballot measure coming up inFebruary that is intended to guarantee fundingto community colleges. The ballot measure iscalled the Community College GovernanceFunding Stabilization and Student FeeReduction Act: CalChamber President AllanZaremberg said the Chamber supports commu-nity colleges and all they do but feels the mea-sure would strain the state's budget and doesn'thave enough guarantees of accountability.

“The Community College GovernanceFunding Stabilization and Student FeesReduction Act would amend the CaliforniaConstitution to guarantee community collegefunding levels without adding any accountabili-ty structure,” he said.

“CalChamber believes the proposed Actwould inflict an enormous amount of pressureon California’s already stressed general fundand possibly require major cuts from other pro-grams funded from the same pool of money. Inaddition, CalChamber believes that this measurewould result in prioritizing one higher educa-tion system’s funding priorities over the needsof two other important systems -- the Universityof California and California State UniversitySystem.”

I haven’t heard anything about this measurefrom anyone at Mendocino Community Collegebut I assume I will now.

The dog treat making students at UkiahHigh School, who distribute the PamperedPooch treats will have them on sale again thisyear. Look for Snickerpoodles and PeanutEnergy Barks at Moochie Poochie, Best inShow, Ukiah Veterinary Hospital andMendocino County Farm Supply. They cost $1a bag.

A group of Anderson Valley localizationenthusiasts has published “MendocinoCounty’s Local Food Guide,” a book about foodgrown and harvested in the county. The colorfulguide describes 72 Mendocino County produc-ers of food ranging from beef to sea vegetables,available either though farmers markets,, retailoutlets, farm shares or direct sales.

The guide was produced by the AndersonValley Foodshed Group with grants from UkiahNatural Foods, the Anderson Valley Chamber ofCommerce and North Coast Opportunities.

Look for the guide in local stores and farmersmarkets.

Sip! Mendocino, the new all-county winetasting room in Hopland is now open and will beholding regular monthly tastings of specificwineries starting Saturday with “Saturday NiteLive,” featuring BINK wines from the YorkvilleHighlands. On Oct. 11 Sip! owner BernadetteByrne will begin “Thirsty Thursdays” featuringa specific varietal, on that day, zinfandel. Theseevents aren’t free so check with Byrne at 744-8375 for more information.

Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Inc.has been awarded accreditation by the JointCommission of Accreditation on HealthcareOrganizations, which establishes “best prac-tices” in the field of healthcare. By demonstrat-ing compliance with JCAHO’s standards forhealth care quality and safety, MCHC earned theaccreditation and the right to display theCommission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

“Achieving accreditation demonstrates thatMCHC has voluntarily sought an independentevaluation of its compliance with state-of-the-art performance standards,” says MichaelKulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory CareAccreditation Program for the JointCommission.

According to MCHC’s chief executive LinHunter, “We seek accreditation because it pro-vides a strong structure for ongoing education inclinical excellence. This prestigious award pro-vides critical support to our mission of ensuringquality health services are available for all wholack access to care. To achieve it, our staffworks diligently in pursuit of excellence.”

MCHC is a local, nonprofit healthcare orga-nization which operates three community-basedHealth Centers: Hillside in Ukiah, Lakeside inLakeport and Little Lake in Willits.

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Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) is recall-ing Novara Afterburner railer Bicycles soldnationwide from February 2007 to June 2007.The children's trailer bicycle can detach fromthe adult bicycle, posing a fall hazard to chil-dren.


Bravo! is recalling select tubes of three of itspoultry products for cats and dogs. The pet foodis being recalled because two of the productshave the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, whilethe other product has the potential to be conta-

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Dave Hull and Allan Jensen, who were riding by on their recumbent bicycles, look over the ZENN electric car inBerkeley. The cars, which are out of Canada, are plug-in cars and will get 30 miles per charge.

By JANIS MARASan Mateo County Times

Alternative vehicles arebecoming the hot ride in theBay Area as concerns mountlocally and nationally over gasprices and carbon emissions.

Given these concerns, it’snot exactly shocking that it’sgetting easier to buy all-elec-tric vehicles. While an electricsports car from San Carlos-based Tesla Motors costs morethan $90,000, a Xebra fromSanta Rosa-based ZAP isaround $10,000. And now, anew contender has zoomedonto the scene: Korchin’sGreen Motors, which charges(so to speak) around $15,000for the ZENN.

“It’s a great ride, literallyand figuratively,” said MarkKorchin, who currently showshis cars by appointment and isopening a dealership on SanPablo Avenue in Berkeley in afew months. Korchin, former-ly a software salesman, boughtan electric car this year andliked it so much he decided tosell the cars for a living. (He isstill a consultant for Fremont-based EBSuite, his formeremployer.)

“For 44 years I’ve been try-ing to figure out why I’m here,and now I know,” saidKorchin. He said he and hiswife Alison Gill, who is editorof The Journal ofEnvironmental Management,are barraged with questionswhen they drive around townin their ZENN. “We had toprint out flyers in order to havea life,” he said.

Indeed, an impromptu alter-native energy communitysprang up during the photosession for this story, with twobicylists cruising over on theirrecumbents, a dogwalker andseveral passersby gathering toogle the cars on display - aZENN and an It, the latter ofwhich is made by DynastyElectric Car Corp Ltd. inCanada.

Korchin’s children, Jonah,12 and Shauna, 6, are alsoexcited about the business.“Whenever someone asksquestions about the car,Shauna rolls down the window

and hands them a flyer,”Korchin said. The company’sWeb site is

Unlike some alternativecars, the ZENN has fourwheels and is fully enclosed.Similar to others of its ilk, it’ssmall and light. The car, whichis the creation of Toronto-based ZENN Motor Co.,weighs around 1,200 poundsand is about 11 feet long. Itcomes in blue, silver andgreen.

“It rides like a car, has greatsuspension and optional powersunroof and power windows,”said Korchin. He said his elec-tric car adds about 2 or 3 centsa mile to his monthly residen-tial electricity bill. Korchinuses an extension cord to con-nect the car to a wall outlet inhis home.

However, electric cars havemajor limitations. They don’tgo very fast, and they can’t govery far without a batterycharge. The ZENN is restrictedto 25 miles an hour by federalregulations, so you can’t driveon the freeway. The ZENN canonly go about 30 miles withouta charge, and a full chargetakes eight hours.

Korchin and other electriccar aficionados readily admitthat most people will use theirelectric cars for short localtrips. The auto dealer himselfuses a gas-powered car forhighway driving.

“For a lot of people, it willbe the second or third car, theone you use to get groceries orgo to work,” said Brett Smith,senior industry analyst withthe Center for AutomotiveResearch in Michigan. “I havea friend in San Francisco whodrives his BMW when hewants to go out of town anduses his hybrid around town.But there aren’t enough peoplewealthy enough to do that.”

Joani Blank, Korchin’s firstsale, lives in downtownOakland two blocks from the12th Street BART station andhas little need for a car. Hence,the ZENN will work just finefor her, said Blank.

“I’m happy. The one(ZENN) I’m getting is more

like a real car. It’s quite a bitquieter. It’s got a ton of cargospace too,” said Blank, whohas owned other electric carsshe described as “less stable.”(According to the ZENN Website, storage capacity is 13cubic feet.)

“People see the car and say,‘It’s cute, I want it.’ But whenthey learn it only goes 25 mph,they don’t want it. But slowingdown is a good idea - slowcars, like the slow food move-ment,” said Blank. “There’s areason it’s called the ZENNcar.” (The acronym is actually“Zero Emissions, No Noise.”)

“This is a great businessplan,” said Smith of CAR.“There are different niches.The question is how big theseniches are and whether you

can justify playing in theseniches. A small company likeZENN, with low overhead andlow costs, can do this verywell,” Smith said.

“Berkeley is an absolutelyideal site for an electric vehicledistributor,” said Alice LaPierre , energy analyst for theCity of Berkeley office ofenergy and sustainable devel-opment.

“Berkeley voters passedMeasure G in the last election,which requires Berkeley resi-dents and businesses to reducetheir greenhouse gasses 80percent by the year 2050,” LaPierre said. “A large amount ofemissions comes from trans-portation, so alternative fuelvehicles such as electric canhelp meet this goal.”

ZENN hits the Bay Area market

The interior of a ZENN (Zero Emissions, No Noise) caris spare and functional.

By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer

NEW YORK — In time forthe holidays, Verizon Wireless islaunching a cell phone that looksa lot like the hottest phone so farthis year: Apple Inc.’s iPhone.

Like the iPhone, the LGVoyager features a large touchscreen, a camera and extensivemultimedia, Web browsing and e-mail capabilities.

However, it one-ups theiPhone by folding open length-

wise to reveal a QWERTY key-board and a second, non-touchsensitive screen. The lack of ahardware keyboard has been oneof the main complaints about theiPhone.

The Voyager will connect toVerizon Wireless’ latest data net-work, providing speeds muchhigher than the AT&T networkthe iPhone uses. The Voyageralso has direct access to VerizonWireless’ online music store.

However, the Voyager will not

come with a large built-in memo-ry for songs and video, offeringinstead a slot for memory cardsup to 8 gigabytes. Nor are itsscreens as large as the iPhone’s.

It’s an open question whetherthe Voyager can encroach on theiPhone’s cachet or match its easeof use. Apple has sold more than1 million units since the phone-cum-iPod hit the market June 29.

In announcing its holiday line-up Wednesday, Verizon Wirelessdid not say how much the

Voyager or three other newphones would cost.

It also didn’t give a specificlaunch date, saying only that theywould be in stores beforeThanksgiving.

Verizon Wireless is a jointventure of VerizonCommunications Inc. of NewYork and Vodafone Group PLCof Britain.

On the

Verizon Wireless to launch iPhone look-a-like

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“Man is made or unmade by himself. Bythe right choice he ascends. As a being ofpower,

intelligence, and love, and the lord of hisown thoughts, he holds the key to every sit-uation…”

- James Allen The Situation. That’s what Spanish

writer Arturo Perez-Reverte called it in“The Queen of the South.” Published in2002 and translated into English in 2004,this book both rocked and fortified merecently. In the first pages, his female pro-tagonist Teresa Mendoza suddenly foundherself in what her recently murdered drug-courier boyfriend had called The Situation.

For Teresa, it meant running for her lifefrom drug lords and government agentsafter her boyfriend was ‘taken out’ – and shenot only remained alive, but for the nexttwelve years gained power and became alegend in that dangerous world. Based on anactual woman who – possibly with herchild, may now be in your American neigh-borhood - in a new ‘situation,’ this novelwas illuminating and often inspiring. Ayoung sweetheart is left alone, but somehowtakes control of her emotions and thoughtsto turn the tables of her life.

Well, she was responsible for injuring,maiming or taking lives to wrangle that con-trol from her enemies, which I can’t admire.However, her indomitable spirit helped hersurvive the dangerous mine field which hadbeen her boyfriend’s world. She took con-trol, since it was impossible to escape.

More in keeping with Mr. Allen’s quota-tion above may be a woman from the oppo-site end of the spectrum – EleanorRoosevelt. Her life was reputable, docu-mented, nonfiction…and she survived theloss of her husband, President Franklin D.Roosevelt, remaining steadfast and retain-ing control of her life. Eleanor’s words andactions still motivate women and mentoday.

As The Situation confronted her, shemaintained her strength and bore her mantlewell. President Truman appointed her to theUnited States Delegation to the UnitedNations General Assembly, remaining thereuntil 1953. She also became chairman of the

Human Rights Commission during thedrafting of the Universal Declaration ofHuman Rights, adopted in 1948.

She went on to volunteer her services tothe American Association for the UnitedNations and in 1961 was reappointed byPresident Kennedy to the United StatesDelegation to the United Nations. He alsoplaced her on the National AdvisoryCommittee of the Peace Corps and chair-man of the President's Commission on theStatus of Women. Her humanitarian awardswere plentiful, plus she had a huge presencein the media, even writing her own syndi-cated column “My Day” from 1935 nearlyup to her death in 1962.

Wow. Now, there’s a widow to learnfrom. Somewhere between the Queen of theSouth and the First Lady of the World is me.On a September Saturday morning, I lostmy young husband Michael to a suddenmassive heart attack after only twelve yearstogether. I reflect this month on the twenty-four years I’ve now lived without him andponder again his death’s effect on me andmy children.

I remember several new girlfriends whoalso attended college as re-entry studentswith me after Michael was gone. They wereall divorced and didn’t understand how Iwas making it. I couldn’t relate to theirrelief to be estranged from their husbands;

and they had a dad to send the kids to for anoccasional respite. I was on duty 24/7 formy three young children while finishingcollege to realize my dream of teaching -and supporting us.

Unlike Teresa Mendoza, my life was notdangerous; but the physical, emotional andfinancial pitfalls were still there. And,unlike Eleanor Roosevelt, my resourceswere minimal. I would like to think myinfluence on my two daughters and son hasbeen positive, but we all have our imperfec-tions. Facing The Situation was traumaticand life-changing for us. One moment he’sthere – the next, he’s gone.

Making the choices to stay positive, workhard, reminisce fondly, and look forwardhas ultimately made us stronger humanbeings, I believe. We take no one – and nodays for granted; carpe diem rings a loudbell in our ears.

Unfortunately, writer-philosopher JamesAllen's life was also brief and his literarycareer lasted only nine years until his deathin 1912. During that period he wrote nine-teen books, inspiring hope for readers likeme.

In his Foreword of “As a Man Thinketh,”Allen writes his purpose is “to stimulatemen and women to the discovery and per-ception of the truth that ‘They themselvesare makers of themselves.’"

We choose our thoughts, he says. Andour “mind is the master weaver, both of theinner garment of character and the outergarment of circumstance.” I appreciateAllen’s two essential truths: today we arewhere our thoughts have taken us, and weare the architects - for better or worse - ofour futures.

Link to Mrs. Roosevelt’s columns andAllen’s work , plus view other related photoson my blog:

F O R U MEditor: K.C. Meadows, 468-3526 [email protected]

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Thank youTo the Editor:On behalf of the Early Iron Car Club,

we would like to thank all of the sponsorswho supported our 17th annual FabulousFlashback Car Show. Without their sup-port, this show would not be a success. Wecontinue to hear that this is one of the“Best Shows in Northern California.”

This year was very special, because wehad Miss California, Melissa Chaty, pre-sent our trophies to the show winners.

A special thanks to Rose and ChuckWarner for once again handling the tedioustask of car registration. We also want tothank of committee chairpersons and clubmembers who helped to make this year awonderful year to co-chair the show.

Tom and Donna CroppCo-Chairs

2007 Fabulous Flashback Car ShowUkiah

Reopen 9/11 probeTo the Editor:Everyone knows by now that there were

no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,and that the President lied America intowar. Further, even a casual review of the“attack” upon the World Trade Center chal-lenges the credibility of any rational per-son. There are too many questions remain-ing. What does the President have to hide?Isn’t the nation’s best interest to re-open aninvestigation of the 9/11 incident?

Marvin GentzUkiah

Let’s hear from the students

To the Editor:We have heard the account of the stu-

dents who were asked to vacate the school

bus for rude and raucous behavior. Wehave heard the angry call of their parentsfor an investigation and the assignation ofblame. We have been informed of a schoolbus policy that may have been violated bythe driver, and heard suggestions that dri-vers need more tools to deal with difficultsituations. We have heard voices raised insupport of that school bus driver: dedicat-ed, hard working, and poorly paid.

Now let us hear from the students whowere riding along, behaving appropriately;students who ride day after day botheringno one, or causing no incident. Are theynot entitled to ride the bus in safety with-out being exposed to the rowdy and the

profane? Let us hear from them. Let’sallow their voice to be heard. Too little dowe lend our attention to those whoseactions warrant praise. And let’s hear fromtheir parents who must surely be concernedthat loud and distracting behavior is threat-ening the safety of their children.

Too often these days we hear only thosevoices raised that seek to blame others forthe consequences of their actions. It wouldbe refreshing to hear acceptance of respon-sibility rather than playing the blame game.But then, our children learn what we teachthem.

Patrick and Linda NagelUkiah

Letters from our readers

V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t u k i a h d a i l y j o u r n a l . c o me m a i l u s a t u d j @ p a c i f i c . n e t

From the desk of ...ROBERT SAMUELSON

Robert Samelson explores political, economic andsocial issues for the Washington Post Writer’s Group.

Almost everyone knows that the next president willhave to wrestle with the immense costs of retiringbaby boomers. Come now a small band of Democratsand Republicans who want to do the new president agiant favor. They want to force the new administrationto face the problem in early 2009. Why is this a favor?Because dealing with this issue is so politically unsa-vory that resolving it quickly would be a godsend.Otherwise, it could haunt the White House for fouryears.

Let’s review (again) the problem. From 2000 to2030, the 65-and-over population will roughly double,from 35 million to 72 million, or from about 12 per-cent of the population to nearly 20 percent. Spendingon Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid -- three bigprograms that serve the elderly -- already representsmore than 40 percent of the federal budget. In 2006,these three programs cost $1.1 trillion, more thantwice defense spending. Left on automatic pilot, theseprograms are plausibly projected to grow to about 75percent of the present budget by 2030.

Stalemate results because all the ways of dealingwith these pressures are controversial. There are onlyfour: (a) massive tax increases -- on the order of 30percent to 50 percent by 2030; (b) draconian cuts inother government programs (note that the projectedincreases in Social Security and Medicare, as a shareof national income, are more than all of today’sdomestic discretionary programs); (c) cuts in SocialSecurity, Medicare and Medicaid -- higher eligibilityages or lower benefits for wealthier retirees; or (d)undesirably large budget deficits.

The proposed escape seems at first so drearilyfamiliar and demonstrably ineffective that it’s hardlyworth discussing: a bipartisan commission. But whatwould distinguish this commission from its many pre-decessors is that Congress would have to vote on itsrecommendations. The political theory is that, present-ed with a bipartisan package that cannot be amended,most politicians would do what they believe (private-ly) ought to be done rather than allow pressure groups,including retirees, to paralyze the process.

There is precedent for this approach. Since 1988,Congress has allowed more than 600 military basesand facilities to be closed or streamlined using a simi-lar arrangement. An independent Base Realignmentand Closure Commission (BRAC) evaluates thePentagon’s proposed closings and listens to objections.With the president’s approval, it then submits its ownlist, which goes into effect unless vetoed by both hous-es of Congress. This process provides members ofCongress bipartisan “cover” and prevents amendmentsfrom weakening the package.

Two prominent proposals would adapt thisapproach to the budget. The first, offered by Sens.Kent Conrad, D-N. D., and Judd Gregg, R-N. H., thechairman and ranking member of the Budget commit-tee, would create a 16-member commission, evenlydivided between Democrats and Republicans. Alleight Democrats would be from Congress, as wouldsix Republicans. The administration would have twomembers, including the secretary of the treasury.

Conrad’s notion is that the impasse is political andonly practicing politicians -- people with “skin in thegame” -- can craft a compromise that can be sold totheir peers. The commission would report inDecember 2008. Twelve of its 16 members wouldhave to support the plan, with congressional passageneeding 60 percent approval (60 senators, 261 repre-sentatives). These requirements, Conrad and Greggargue, would ensure bipartisan support.

The other proposal comes from Reps. Jim Cooper,D-Tenn., and Frank Wolf, R-Va. It would also create a16-member commission, with two major differences.First, only four of its members would be fromCongress. Second, though Congress would have tovote on the commission’s proposal, there would besome leeway for others -- including the president -- topresent alternatives as long as they had the same long-term budget impact. Any proposal, however, wouldhave to be voted on as a package without amendments.

A combination of these plans might work best. A20-member group would be manageable and shouldinclude four outsiders to provide different perspectivesand, possibly, to build public support. Perhaps thehead of AARP should be included. And it would be amistake to present the next president with a take-it-or-leave-it package. The Cooper-Wolf plan would allow anew administration to make changes -- and get credit -- without being able to start from scratch.

This commission approach has potential pitfalls: itmight create a face-saving package that does little. Buteverything else has failed. The main political benefi-ciary would be the next president. It would be reveal-ing if some of the hopefuls -- Democrats andRepublicans -- would show that they grasp this by pro-viding their endorsements. Otherwise, the odds thatCongress will even create the commission are slim.

Escaping thebudget impasse

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By Dr. Robert Werra Hospice of Ukiah Special to the Journal.

Hospice of Ukiah, at 620S. Dora St., recently hostedthe other three volunteer hos-pices that serve MendocinoCounty patients. They wereShamli Hospice of Gualala,represented by MargieBinker, serving our southcoast, as well as the northcoast of Sonoma County;Arlene Case R.N., from FortBragg representedMendocino Coast DistrictHospice, serving our centraland northern coast; CynthiaPackard RN and Nancy JeanKeeler from Garberville rep-resented part of the RedwoodHospice serving our extremenorth inland area as well assouthern Humboldt and west-ern Trinity County andHospice of Ukiah, with abranch in Anderson Valley,serving central and southerninland Mendocino County,was represented by LeahMiddleton R.N., CarolynWiehl and myself.

These hospices began likeall pioneer hospices, fromgrass roots giving servicesfreely without government orinsurance funding and sup-ported totally by financialand service donations. Theyarose out of local volun-teerism, which is a uniquemarker of the United States,which is attested to by ourmany local volunteer serviceorganizations. WhenMedicare started funding andcertifying hospice care, mosthospices nationwide signedup. However, these four andother volunteer hospiceschose to forgo governmentfunding because Medicarerules limited patient eligibili-ty and added non-patient carepaperwork necessary for a

nationwide government pro-gram.

This meeting served as along overdue reunion. Almost10 years ago, representativesof these hospices met anddrove to Sacramento to fighta proposed bill that wouldhave killed all volunteer hos-pices. After presenting ourcase and with the help ofthen-Senator Barry Keene, acompromise was made thatsaved all the volunteer hos-pices in our county and therest of California. As a result,these four organizations con-tinue to meet the hospiceneeds of the majority ofMendocino County.Fortunately, PhoenixHospice, a Medicare certifiedhospice based in Willits witha branch in Ukiah, also servesinland Mendocino Countyincluding Laytonville andCovelo, delivering excellenthospice care.

The purpose of the meet-ing was to share experiencesand brainstorm methods toimprove hospice care. Eachhospice presented their pro-grams that had adapted to theunique conditions of theirarea and found commonali-ties that each shared. Usefultips from each were gatheredand shared that will improveeach hospice’s services.Financing totally by dona-tions without government orinsurance funds is and alwayswill be a problem for all vol-unteer hospices. On the otherhand, without restrictions bygovernment rules, each washelping some patients for anumber of years and for seri-ous problems not covered byMedicare, such as non-termi-nal Alzheimer’s and demen-tia, It was agreed thatAlzheimer’s is a huge home-based problem that in the

future, will outstrip theimportance even of hospice.Methods for our volunteerhospices to cope with thisproblem were discussed andcooperation with other agen-cies may allow us to improveAlzheimer’s care for the peo-ple of Mendocino County. Allparticipants agreed that usefultips will help each hospiceand future meetings will beplanned.

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County hospice workersfrom left: Arlene Case,R.N., of Fort Bragg; LeahMiddleton, R.N., of Ukiah;Maggie Binker, ofGualala; Carolyn Wiehl,of Ukiah; Nancy Keeler,of Garberville; CynthiaParker, R.N., ofGarberville.

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Pickrell sweepsRedline Cup WestChampionshipsThe Daily Journal

Frankie Pickrell, the 7-year-oldBMX sensation from Ukiah racedat the Redline Cup West

Championships in Ontario, Calif. Sept.28, 29 and 30 sweeping the competitionwith three incredible first-place finishes.

The Championship West encompass-es riders from the Western United Statesincluding Washington, Oregon, Idaho,Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah,

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invitation only with some of thenation’s best junior riders present.During the year preceeding theChampionships, the riders must raceone Redline Cup Qualifier and mustqualify for the main event. Pickrellplaced second at his qualifier inRedding, but that didn’t discourage himfrom blowing away the competitionover the weekend.

Pickrell competed against 7-year oldshe had never raced before. Pickrell saidthe competition was tough and theOntario course was the longest he hadever competed at. Pickrell finished infirst place during Friday’s double-point

prerace. During Saturday’s action,Pickrell took first place in the triple-point US Open West Championshiprace. But the crowning achievementcame when Pickrell rode away with afirst-place finish during Sunday’squadruple-point Redline CupChampionship race.

As a result of his excellent racing,Pickrell received the Number 1 RedlinePlate for 7-year-olds, a RedlineChampion jack and trophy. As well, hispicture will appear in BMX Magazine.

Pickrell is in third grade at OakManor Elementary. He is sponsored byhis very proud grandfather, FrankPickrell, Sr.


Mendocino Yankees take top honors in Sunnyvale Laughs, smiles and cheershighlight weekend eventThe Daily Journal

The Mendocino County SpecialOlympics softball teams traveled toSunnyvale this weekend for theNorthern California Special OlympicsSoftball Championships. While softballwas the theme of the weekend, it wasall about making friends and cheeringone another on for this positive event.

Hard work, determination and hotsummer afternoon practices paid off forthe Special Olympic’s newest team,The Mendocino Yankees. With helpfrom great teamwork and a couple ofclose-game wins gave the Yankees tophonors at the Championships.

It was gold medals for everyone,which isn’t bad for a first-year team. Inbetween games the players and coacheshad an opportunity to really share in theexperience while visiting with playersfrom counties across NorthernCalifornia with a little extra time tocheer on Mendocino County’s otherteam, the Yellowjackets.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competitionin a variety of Olympic-type sports forpeople eight years of age and older withdevelopmental disabilities. The conceptfor Special Olympics was born in theearly 1960s when Eunice KennedyShriver started a day camp for peoplewith developmental disabilities at herhome in Rockville, Maryland.


Yellowjackets come together for Special OlympicsBy LaDONNA KENYONFor The Daily Journal

The Mendocino Yellowjacketsfaced off against the Napa Devilsfor the Sunnyvale Special

O l y m p i c sN o r t h e r nC a l i f o r n i aS o f t b a l lChampionshipsheld SaturdaySeptember 15,2007. TheYellowjacketslost its firstgame to theNapa Devils --a team withsome great out-field hitters.T h eYellowjacketshad an out-standing endingagainst theS a c r a m e n t oCats, right tothe final out,

which sealed the game for secondplace and the silver medal.

“The whole team worked hardto get to the Sunnyvale SONCChampionship games. Many ath-letes stepped up, practiced hardand played to win. They all tooktheir skills to a new level this sea-son,” said Coach Sandy Brown,who was very proud of his team’sperformance.

Starting pitcher Luis Benites,started off on the mound. Luiswent five strong innings, pitchinga phenomenal first game. Alsoleading to their pitching successwas Kim Theison starting off thelast game and pitching a great 3and half innings. The pitcher’sgrand plays were made while thecatchers, Scott Hard and DanielByrd gave them excellent targets.They both did really well behindthe plate said Coach JeremyGrivette.”

A new and hot player this yearwas Tyler Silva. He played as apremier first baseman, taking lotsof runners out at first base. Aswell, Dustin “Sparky” Kenyon

Sitting on top of the world

Submitted Photo

Frankie Pickrell, 7, of Ukiah, proudly stands next to his trophies -- which are almost as tall as him -- fromthis weekend’s Redline Cup West Championships in Ontario. Pickrell finished in first place in all his races.


Eaglesfeed onContraCosta The Daily Journal

The Mendocino CollegeVolleyball team (4-7) defeat-ed visiting Contra CostaCollege Friday September28, 26-30, 30-16, 30-24 and30-25. The victory wasMendocino’s (1-1) first BayValley Conference win.

After a sluggish firstgame, the Eagle’s tookcharge of the match with anoffensive assault that fea-tured stellar performancesfrom Freshman PassionAllen LeNard (Lower Lake)and Sophomore JamieBrown (Potter Valley).

Allen LeNard had 10 kills,five aces, four digs, and twosolo blocks. “Passion was onfire tonight, she dominatedeverywhere she played. Thisis an example of what a spe-cial player she can be,”Mendocino Head Coach OriPolkinghorne said aboutLeNard’s performance.

Brown pounded out 19kills. Freshman Shana Hiatt(Clearlake) kept the pressureon the Comets with sevenaces and three blocks. “Ourtiming and speed at the netwas much better and we hadgreat results,” Polkinghornesaid.

Coach Polkinghorne cred-ited strong defensive play byFreshman Marcie Brendlen(Anderson Valley),Freshman Angela Newell(Fort Bragg), andSophomore Sarah Luetke(Yreka) which all had 10digs apiece.

The Eagle’s will host theCollege of Alameda onWednesday at 6:30.

S P O R T SEditor: Zack Corns, 468-3518 [email protected]

– WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 20076

Basketball Leaguesignups for youth

The City of Ukiah CommunityService Department is beginningregistration for the 2007/08 YouthBasketball league. The league isopen to boys and girls fromKindergarten through 12th grade.Registration forms are now avail-able at the Civic Center, 411 W.Clay Street, and at

The registration fee is $50 perfirst player, $45 for the secondplayer in the same family.Registrations are due by Friday,October 26, 2007. A $15 late feewill be added after the deadline.There are Low-Income Discountsavailable. Absolutely NO registra-tion will be accepted after11/2/07. Practices will begin inNovember, after Thanksgiving.The Youth Basketball Leaguegames will run from Januarythrough March 2007. For this pro-gram to be successful enthusias-tic volunteer coaches and teamsponsors are needed. For moreinformation, please call 463-6714.

Downtown K-town3-on-3 tournament

On October 13, in Kelseyville,there will be a 3 on 3 tournamentfor all ages. The tournament willbe held in downtown and runfrom 10 am to 6 pm. Registrationwill start at 8 am. It is $60 foryouth division and $100 foradults. The tournament will beheld on Sunday, October 14. Formore information

Ukiahi AthleticBoosters meeting

Become involved and join theUkiah High School AthleticBoosters Club. All parents andcommunity members are wel-come and encouraged to partici-pate. This is a fun and long-standing community group whichworks hard to help local prep ath-letes obtain their uniforms andmuch needed equipment.

The next Ukiah High SchoolAthletic Boosters meeting will beon Monday, October 8, at 5:30p.m. on the Ukiahi campus in theCareer Center located in theAdministration Building.

Ukiahi AthleticBoosters dinner

Ukiah High School AthleticBoosters fund raising dinner andauction will be held on Monday,October 15.

The community is invited to joinus for our annual event at a “new”location in the Fine Arts buildingat the Ukiah Fair Grounds.

Dinner tickets are $30 per per-son. Tickets are presale only.

For reservations and purchaseinformation contact Deni Lee at468-3736 or Val Jackson at 468-9085.

SAL Boxing

Fall hours for SAL boxing areThursday 6:45 p.m. and Friday5:00 p.m. The cost is only $5 ayear and classes are ongoing atthe Redwood Health Club.

To join SAL Boxing athletesmust fill out paperwork and havea parental signature for thoseunder 18. The class is a mix of alevels and ages. Come for a goodworkout or to seriously study box-ing.

DVC holds 6th annualgolf marathon

On Friday, October 5, DeepValley Christian School will behosting a 100 hole goldmarathon.

Fund raising is critical to the lifeof a non-profit Christian schooland volunteer help is greatlyappreciated. This year’s event willbe at the Ukiah Municipal GolfCourse.

The goal is for each golfer toplay 100 holes of golf in one day.We would like to encouragemoms and families to join thedads in this year’s event. Somenew items added for this yearinclude; if a player raises at least$100 their $100 registration feewill be waved, If a parent playswith their child, who is under 16years old, the child will play forfree, and pastors and youth pas-tors play for free.

There will be a continentalbreakfast, lunch, tri-tip dinner,snacks, and golf balls provided.There will also be prizes for thelongest drive, closest to pin,worst golfer, and much more.

The event starts at 7 a.m. withcheck-ins, and will run untilaround 7 p.m. when awards willbe given.

All donations are accepted, it ispossible to pledge by hole, or fora specific amount. Local busi-nesses are also encouraged todonate, all donations are taxdeductible.

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TODAY•Mendocino College volleyball vs. Alamedaat 6:30 p.m. at Mendocino gymnasium.

•Ukiah High girls soccer vs. Rancho at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Ukiah HighStadium.


Submitted Photo

The members of the Mendocino Yankees pose for a group photoduring this weekend’s Northern California Special OlympicsSoftball Championships.

Rusty Bowl BMXNew Winter Hours

Photo Submitted by LaDonna Kenyon

The Mendocino Yellowjackets gather together at the Northern CaliforniaSpecial Olympics Softball Championships this weekend. Front row, fromleft, Rich Redding, Coach Jeremy Grivette, Kim Theison, Steve Dubois,Dustin ‘Sparky’ Kenyon, Scott Hard and Bob Hake. Back row, from left,Coach Sandy Brown, Ryan Larkin,Tyler Silva, Bill Diaz and Daniel Byrd. Notpictured, Wayne Folkes.See YELLOW, Page 7

“The wholeteam workedhard to getto theSunnyvaleSONCChampionship games.Many athletesstepped up,practicedhard andplayed towin.”

-Coach SandyBrown

New hours began at Rusty Bowl BMX Monday. Registration will be heldfrom 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Racing will follow after the closeof registration. Practice is Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. More Info? 462-0249

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEAt A GlanceBy The Associated PressAll Times EDT


EastW L T Pct PF PA

New England 4 0 01.000148 48Buffalo 1 3 0.250 41 93N.Y. Jets 1 3 0.250 72 103Miami 0 4 0.000 78 119

SouthW L T Pct PF PA

Indianapolis 4 0 01.000131 74Jacksonville 2 1 0.667 46 34Tennessee 2 1 0.667 64 46Houston 2 2 0.500 94 80

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Pittsburgh 3 1 0.750111 47Baltimore 2 2 0.500 79 90Cleveland 2 2 0.500109 118Cincinnati 1 3 0.250106 129

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Denver 2 2 0.500 72 95Kansas City 2 2 0.500 56 66Oakland 2 2 0.500102 100San Diego 1 3 0.250 68 102


EastW L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 4 0 01.000151 72Washington 2 1 0.667 53 49N.Y. Giants 2 2 0.500 88 100Philadelphia 1 3 0.250 84 73

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Tampa Bay 3 1 0.750 81 44Carolina 2 2 0.500 82 87Atlanta 1 3 0.250 56 80New Orleans 0 3 0.000 38 103

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Green Bay 4 0 01.000105 66Detroit 3 1 0.750114 121Chicago 1 3 0.250 60 95Minnesota 1 3 0.250 67 59

WestW L T Pct PF PA

Seattle 3 1 0.750 87 53Arizona 2 2 0.500 84 80

San Francisco 2 2 0.500 56 93St. Louis 0 4 0.000 39 103

———Sunday’s GamesDetroit 37, Chicago 27Dallas 35, St. Louis 7Oakland 35, Miami 17Atlanta 26, Houston 16Buffalo 17, N.Y. Jets 14Green Bay 23, Minnesota 16Cleveland 27, Baltimore 13Seattle 23, San Francisco 3Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 7Indianapolis 38, Denver 20Kansas City 30, San Diego 16Arizona 21, Pittsburgh 14N.Y. Giants 16, Philadelphia 3Open: Washington, Jacksonville, New Orleans,TennesseeMonday’s GameNew England 34, Cincinnati 13Sunday, Oct. 7Miami at Houston, 1 p.m.Atlanta at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 4:05 p.m.Baltimore at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m.Chicago at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m.Open: Cincinnati, Oakland, Philadelphia,MinnesotaMonday, Oct. 8Dallas at Buffalo, 8:30 p.m.


W L T Pts GF GAx-D.C. United 16 6 5 53 53 30x-New England 14 6 7 49 46 36New York 11 10 6 39 43 41Kansas City 10 11 6 36 41 42Chicago 8 10 9 33 28 35Columbus 7 10 10 31 32 37Toronto FC 5 15 6 21 20 43


x-CD Chivas USA 14 6 6 48 42 24x-Houston 14 7 6 48 41 21FC Dallas 12 11 4 40 34 41Colorado 7 12 8 29 26 32Los Angeles 7 13 6 27 33 44Real Salt Lake 5 13 9 24 28 41

x-clinched playoff spot

played a solid at second base,while playing short stop wasour “Rocky,” Ryan Larkin.We also had Wayne Folkesand Bill Diaz playing thirdbase. Our infield team Tyler,Dustin and Ryan made lots offantastic plays including threedouble plays, which, in turn,took out a few runners. A fewplays of epic proportionsoccured when Ryan dug in athome plate to hit a high tow-ering drive to center field thaton any other day would havebeen over the fence, but thewind kept it in the park, forone of many home runs. Ryanhit four home runs, bringingmultiple runs in for the team.

We had some outstandingoutfield defense by Bob Hake,Rich Redding, Daniel Byrd,Bill Diaz and Stephen Dubois.They all played a soliddefense and fired the ball back

and forth across the infield forthe team.

Offensively, our bats wereon. We had some great hits byeveryone on the team withmany of the players hitting theball and making it to a first orsecond base when they wereup to bat.

The final highlight wasmade by Luis Benites when aline drive was hit right back tohim. We were in the bottom ofthe fourth inning with twoouts and the winning run forSacramento Cats at first base.

“Well, it was either get hitby the ball or catch it,”Benites said.

While each player accom-plishment was more theexceptional this season of2007, I would like to congrat-ulate the team and the familymembers that supported theteam, and say great games toall the guys (and gal). Wecame together as a team anddid a great job. I can’t wait tosee what happens next year.

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Photos Submitted by Leanna Salas

Above, Jesus Martinez, Seja Wattenburger and Serena Jackson go after theball Saturday. Below, Jesus Martinez kicks the ball, while Serena Jackson andBritney Rodriguez watch on.

The Daily JournalTeaching about soccer is the pur-

pose for the Mendocino CountyYouth Soccer League, but onSaturday it was all about competitionas the Rockstars and The LittleDiablos faced off in a very intensematchup.

The game started Saturday at Oakmanor field around 9 a.m. with theRockstars, wearing team blue, playeda very aggressive game of socceragainst The Little Diablos, who werewearing their yellow uniforms.

Although keeping score is not apriority within this instructionalleague the final score according toLeanna Salas, was 4-4.

Rockstars and Little Diablos kick it

Below right, Seja Wattenburger and BritneyRodriguez kick around the soccer ball whileJesus Martinez and Emilio Diaz watch.Bottom left, more Saturday action.

The Associated PressSANTA CLARA — The

San Francisco 49ers shook uptheir struggling offense onTuesday, waiving No. 3receiver Taylor Jacobs and re-signing Bryan Gilmore, whoheld the same position lastyear.

Jacobs beat out Gilmore fora roster spot with an outstand-ing performance in trainingcamp, even moving ahead offree-agent signee Ashley Lelieon the 49ers’ depth chart.

But Jacobs has just threecatches for 40 yards and atouchdown this season, failingto make an impact with apassing game that has thefewest yards in the NFL.

Jacobs was acquired in atrade with Washington lastseason.

He never made more than16 receptions in a season.

“Taylor has exceptionalskills, but we were not gettingthe production we needed atthat spot,” coach Mike Nolansaid.

Nolan then re-signed the29-year-old Gilmore, whowas released in SanFrancisco’s final cuts.

The fifth-year pro had onlyeight catches for 150 yardslast season, and the 49erssigned Lelie with the intentionof upgrading the position, buthe hasn’t made a catch in fourgames.

“It was a tough decision towaive Bryan Gilmore at thefinal cut,” Nolan said. “I saidat that time that it was proba-bly the most difficult decisionI had to make in the two yearsbeing here, because he iseverything you are looking forin terms of work ethic andcommitment.”

The 49ers also waivedbackup fullback Zak Keaseyand re-signed offensive tacklePatrick Estes, another victimof the club’s final cuts beforethe regular season.

Estes, a converted tightend, will provide depth forSan Francisco’s strugglingline.

Niners waive Jacobs,re-sign Gilmore

PumpkinFest 3-on-3Hoop Tourney

This tournament will be held atthe downtown Ukiah SavingsBank parking lot at 200 N. SchoolSt. on Sunday, October 14. Thefee is $20 per player (max of 5per team). All teams must checkin by 9 am.

The divisions will be: Men’sOpen, High School Boys, HighSchool Girls, 8th grade & underboys, 8th grade & under girls, 6thgrade & under boys, and 6thgrade & under girls. If there isenough interest, other divisionsmay be added. All teams will bescheduled for a minimum of 3games. There will be team andindividual awards. Once signedonto a team, players may notchange teams. Please call 463-6714 for questions or to registeryour team. Space may fill prior totourney.

Ukiah Elks LodgeBasketball Challenge

The Ukiah Elks Lodge wishes tochallenge all basketball coachesin the Ukiah area to send boysand girls between the ages of 8and 14 to Shoda Kai Gymnasiumon November 18, at 9:30 am for afree throw contest.

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By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Jimmie Johnson still doesn’tunderstand the rule that gaveGreg Biffle a victory atKansas Speedway, eventhough three other carscrossed the finish line beforethe race winner.

“I don’t know how the rulereads, but it looked to me likehe was out of gas and couldn’tmaintain a reasonable pace,”Johnson said Tuesday. “But itdoesn’t impact my situation. Itdoesn’t put me in VictoryLane. If you are Clint Bowyer,you are probably a little moreupset about this.”

Johnson finished third inSunday’s race at Kansas, andBowyer came in second in anevent that was shortenedbecause of darkness andended under caution. Bothtitle contenders crossed thefinish line ahead of winnerBiffle, who slowed his carcoming out of the final turn.Biffle said he was conservingfuel so he could do a celebra-tory burnout, but other driverssaid he came to a full stop andthey had no choice but to passhim.

NASCAR does have a ruleabout maintaining a reason-able pace, but said it doesn’tapply to the leader of the raceas he comes to the checkeredflag under caution. The fieldis considered frozen underyellow, and passing is not per-mitted.

The ruling has openedNASCAR up to criticism overits inconsistency, but Johnsonsaid top competition officialsare doing the best they can.

“You know, I have neverseen this happen before,”Johnson said. “I know in someareas, they seem to be incon-sistent. But I think they aretrying hard, and you see theeffort to be consistent. I guesswe are just real critical ofthem on a lot of issues, andfrom time to time, there arethings that are questionable orarguable.

“All I am looking for isconsistency moving forwardfrom them.”

Johnson’s finish Sundaymoved him back on top of thestandings, six points ahead ofteammate Jeff Gordon.

———Johnson’s Q&A with AP

Auto Racing Writer JennaFryer:

Q: What did you think ofKansas?

JJ: “It was freaking crazy.This whole Chase just keepsgetting crazier and crazier.There’s a lot of speed and a lotof competition among theChase cars, and I think theracing will continue to getbetter as the year goes on. Andthat’s just going to lead tomore craziness.”

Q: Let’s go through therace chronologically. Do youthink it should have beenrestarted after the second rain

delay?JJ: “Oh, absolutely. I think

NASCAR did a good job get-ting the track dry, it wasn’training anymore and we couldrace. But the circumstanceshad changed because of thelight, so they set a new racedistance and that was the rightthing to do. The fact that theygave us a lap that we weregoing to race to, that was thecorrect call. If they just had usracing in the dark and decidedto throw the checkers whenwe couldn’t see anymore, Iwould have had a problemwith that.”

Q: How much do you knowabout the incident between the5 and the 8? Kyle Busch isyour current teammate, buthe’s being replaced by DaleEarnhardt Jr. Not sure if yousaw it, but Junior wreckedKyle pretty bad and Kyle isracing for a championship.Was Junior racing him toohard there, considering he’snot in the Chase?

JJ: “From the racing side ofit, you can’t race Chase peo-ple differently. All you can dois try to be respectful. Butthey’ve got stuff to race forand a lot to try to prove, so thehard racing isn’t out of line.The crashing of each other isout of line, and from the high-lights I saw, he definitelycrashed the 5. I am not surewrecking the cars of his futureteam owners is what Juniorwants to do there.”

Q: Tony Stewart had a tirerub and his crew chief, GregZipadelli, decided not to try tofix it. It caused his tire to popand he wrecked out. Whatwould you have done there?

JJ: “Zippy and that teamare obviously sharp guys, andfrom what they are looking atunder caution, thought theywere safe. Obviously when itstarted smoking, they knewthey weren’t and it was toolate. But it’s a real tough posi-tion to be in. You are sittingthere with binoculars lookingat it, having the driver swervein an attempt to get a betterlook and no one is sure justhow bad it is.

“In some cases, dependingon how the tire is rubbing,sometimes it will push for acorner or two and then goaway. But his was rubbingpretty seriously, and with thatmuch smoke, we would haveprobably headed right to pitroad.”

Q: Talladega this week.What do you think?

JJ: “I don’t know yet. A lotof it depends on how the draftworks, and I’m still trying tobetter understand where I amgoing to run. During the test,it seemed like you couldn’t sitback and let the race takeplace in front of you. You hadto be part of the pack. So I’mgoing to have to get out thereduring practice and see howit’s going to play out.”

Johnson analyzeswild race in Kansas

Capoeira Yokayo

Capoeira Yokayo is a class thatteaches the Brazilian dance andfighting style, where students willlearn the movements, history andmagic of the art. Everybody is wel-come, classes are on Monday andWednesday 7-9p.m. and Fridays6:30 to 8p.m. Kids classes will alsobe held on Saturdays 11a.m. tonoon. The cost is $8 per class, withthe first class being free. Classeswill be held at S.P.A.C.E., 145 E.Church St., in Ukiah.

CYO sign-ups

Girls and boys 4th through 8thgrade basketball sign-ups will be:Sunday, October 7 and Sunday,October 14 at the Ukiah HighSchool Gym. There is a $110 par-ticipation fee. Parents/guardiansmust complete sign up form. The4th grade signs up from 10 a.m. to10:30 a.m. Fifth grade from 10:30a.m. to 11 a.m., 6th grade from 11a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 7th grade from11:30 a.m. to noon, and 8th gradefrom noon to 12:30 p.m. Any ques-tions, call Kelvin Chapman at 485-8184.

COMMUNITY DIGESTThe Associated Press

LAIE, Hawaii — Five-timeNBA All-Star SidneyMoncrief was hired as ashooting coach Tuesday bythe Golden State Warriors.

Terms of the deal were notdisclosed.

Moncrief averaged 15.6points, shooting 50.2 percentfrom the field and 83.1 per-cent from the free throw line,in 767 regular-season games

during an 11-year NBAcareer. Ten seasons were spentwith the Bucks.

He played his first eightseasons under Warriors coachDon Nelson.

During those years,Moncrief was an All-Starfrom 1981-86, and was votedNBA defensive player of theyear in 1983 and ’84.

“I think he’s loaded withtalent and skill,” Nelson said.

Warriors hire Sidney Moncrief

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by Art and Chip Sansom

by Bob Thaves

by Mort Walker

by Dean Young and Jim Raymond

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007In the year ahead, you’ll

bring something importantto the table that couldchange your lifestyle inways that will better things-- not only for you but forthose who mean a lot toyou. The transition will be ablessing to all.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.23) -- You won’t be com-fortable playing a subordi-nate role, so don’t volunteerto do so. Instead, exhibityour leadership abilities bytaking care of a situationthat is uncertain and fum-bling.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- One of thenicest things about you ishow easily your compas-sionate instincts are arousedwhen you see someone introuble. This trait will be

demonstrated to someonewho needs assistance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23-Dec. 21) -- It won’t beby accident that youbecome involved in a ven-ture that someone else hasmasterminded. He or sheneeds someone with yourkind of knowledge to besuccessful.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The spotlight isapt to be aimed on yourspouse or loved one,because you are the onewho will place it there.Your intention is to makethis person feel important inthe eyes of others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You understandthere are no free rides orhandouts in life, but you

would like the opportunityto show what you have tooffer and will do what youcan to make sure your wishis granted.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Those withwhom you share your daywill be responsive to yourideas and ways of treatingothers, because you willdemonstrate how rewardingit is to be friendly to every-one.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Getting caughtup on all your neglectedchores will give you a greatfeeling of satisfaction.Don’t put them off anylonger; it’ll feel good to getthem off your mind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Because you are

a good listener, you’ll learna few things that couldmake your life easier in anumber of small ways. Itwon’t be anything monu-mental, but comforting.

GEMINI (May 21-June20) -- When it comes toshopping, you won’t belooking yourself. You’ll bebringing things into thehome that will make lifehappier for the family. It’llgive you a great deal of sat-isfaction.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Whether youknow it or not, you’re a nat-ural-born leader. So theactions you take on the partof others will solidify thisfact to all who are the recip-ients of your good deeds.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

-- Hunches or insights youget about helping anothershould not be ignored. Takeyour thoughts to the personwho is on your mind andsee if you are what thisindividual truly needs.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.22) -- If you’re getting peo-ple together for a commoncause for business or per-sonal purposes, make cer-tain they are the type of per-sons who are ready to sharewhat they can.

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Today is the 276th day of 2007 and the 11thday of autumn.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1863, PresidentAbraham Lincoln designated the fourthThursday in November as a national day ofThanksgiving.

In 1990, East and West Germany were

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began after apparently random shootings in theWashington, D.C., area left five dead.

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2 Bedroom, 2 BathDouble Wide in one ofthe nicest Senior Parks.Light and airy with acountry feel. Located on apremier corner lot .Freshly painted, newflooring and updateddecking. $109,000

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Dear Annie: I am a 65-year-old widow. Myhusband passed away last year, and I am stillgrieving.

The problem is my 45-year-old son from aprevious marriage. “Gordon” never marriedand is planning to move in with me. He is anabusive drunk, has problems managing hismoney and doesn’t like to work. At themoment, he lives in an RV and is renting aparking place from a friend. His vehicles arenot registered or insured.

Gordon has been telling people he is movinghere to help me. I don’t need his help. I haveearned the right to a quiet retirement. I sup-ported my son and daughter until I was in my40s. My daughter is married and on her own. Ilive 600 miles away and can see them when Iwant. I do not want to live any closer.

What would you suggest I do aboutGordon? I’ve thought about leaving the coun-try, but I can’t afford it. I love my son, but Idon’t like him very much. -- Mom

Dear Mom: Tell Gordon right now that youdo not want him moving in with you. Period. Ifhe threatens or hurts you in any way, call thepolice and Adult Protective Services.Meanwhile, if your home is large enough toaccommodate Gordon, you might considerselling it and moving into a smaller place in aretirement community where you will havenearby friends and there will be less incentivefor Gordon to hang around and take advantageof your vulnerability.

Dear Annie: “Jasper” has been my hair-dresser for the last seven years. I’ve alwaysbeen happy with the job he’s done and haverecommended him to many people who arenow his regulars. I feel loyal to him, but I have

found someone else. I won a gift certificate to have my hair cut at

another salon, and I have never had a betterhaircut in my life. I thought it would be a one-time visit, but now, nothing else measures up. Iwould like to leave Jasper, but I don’t want tohurt his feelings. I’m sure if I just stop going tohis salon, he’d eventually figure it out, butdon’t I owe him an explanation? -- In a HairySituation

Dear Hairy: First, you might want to goback to the new salon once or twice to makesure the cut is consistently better than Jasper’s.Still, we can’t imagine any nice way to tell himyou’re leaving because his technique doesn’tmeasure up. You can simply stop going to him(such things happen to hairdressers more oftenthan you think), or you can let Jasper knowyou’ve enjoyed his services, but you’re readyfor a change. It’s up to you.

Dear Annie: I had to respond to “Mother ofa Former Honor Student in Indiana,” whosetwo sons are addicted to Internet games. NowMom is terrified the younger boy will turn vio-lent if they try to take away his laptop.

The time to have dealt with this was whentheir son bought the laptop without theirapproval. He should have been told to return itto the store immediately. And why have theyallowed him a cell phone with an Internet con-nection?

As for the older son who’s still at homemooching off the parents, if he’s over 18, it’stime to put the parental foot down and set adeadline for the bum to move out and start pay-ing for his own addiction.

Let this be a cautionary tale to those parentswho are the enablers of a “child-centered”household and afraid to set and enforce rulesfor the minors they brought into this world andare now supporting. I’m willing to bet theseboys have been ruling the roost since they werein pull-up pants. -- L.G.

Dear L.G.: You are right that parents needto set rules and enforce them, but it’s a littlelate to change what has already happened.Parents who have allowed their children to getthe upper hand will need some help regainingtheir authority, and we hope they will contact acounselor who can provide it.

T I M E O U TEditor: Chris McCartney, 468-3524 [email protected]

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A. Using each "Chaos Grid" number with its letter one time, arrange the numbers with their letters for the "Order Grid" so each vertical column, horizontal row, and two diagonals each ADD to numbers inside thick lined cells.

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Case No. SCUK-CVPT ‘07 99444SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,COUNTY OF MENDOCINO, Court House, Ukiah, CA 95482IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: Lorraine M. Cordova THE COURT FINDS that Petitioner(s) Lor-raine M. Cordova has/have filed a Petition for Change of Applicant(s)’ name FROM Lor-aine M. BakerTO Lorraine M. CordovaTHE COURT ORDERS All people interested in this matter appear before this court to show cause why this application for change of name should not be granted on:HEARING DATE: October 12, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept E, located at Court House, 100 N. State Street, Ukiah, California 95482Dated: June 28, 2007/s/Richard J. HendersonRICHARD J. HENDERSONJudge of the Superior Court


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALETS # CA-07-86606-NF Loan # 0286600821 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP-ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank speci-fied in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, posses-sion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) rea-sonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.Trustor(s): JAMES P. VANDEVORT AND CHAE A. VANDEVORT HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded:6/16/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-11881 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of MENDOCINO County, Cal-ifornia; Date of Sale: 10/9/2007 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Mendocino County Cour thouse, 100 Nor th State Street, Ukiah, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $351,325.60 The purpor ted proper ty address is: 410 POMO DRIVE UKIAH, CA 95482 Assessors Parcel No. 179-291-13 The undersigned Trustee dis-claims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designa-tion, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, direc-tions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trust-ee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no fur ther recourse. Date: 9/15/2007 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-259-7850 or Login to: Reinstatement Line: (619) 645-7711 ext 3704 Nancy Weik, If you have previously been dis-charged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exer-cise the note holder's rights against the real property only. This notice is sent for the pur-pose of collecting a debt. This firm is attempt-ing to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner of the note. Any information ob-tained by or provided to this firm or the cred-itor will be used for that purpose. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a nega-tive credit report reflecting on your credit re-cord may be submitted to a credit repor t agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 896690 09/19/2007, 09/26/2007, 10/03/2007



UPDATEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Ukiah will hold a public hearing on a proposed update of its Urban Water Management Plan. The hearing will be held on October 17, 2007, beginning at 6:15 p.m.or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. The hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, Ukiah Civic Center, 300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah.Copies of the proposed updated plan are available for public inspection in the Civic Center foyer and in the Civic Center Annex, located at 411 W. Clay Street, Ukiah. The plan is also available at the Mendocino Coun-ty Public Library and on the City∂s website: let anyone you know who may be in-terested in the update of the City’s Urban Wa-ter Management Plan know about this hear-ing. If you have any comments about or ob-jections to the proposed plan, you must make those comments or objections known to the City Council by submitting them in writing be-fore the hearing or making them orally at the public hearing. Please be advised that if you challenge the plan in court, you may be pre-vented from raising issues or presenting evi-dence that was not presented to the City Council by you or someone else at or prior to the hearing.Dated: September 27, 2007Linda Brown, Acting City ClerkPublish: 10/3/07; 10/9/07



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mendo-cino Board of Supervisors will conduct a pub-lic hearing in their chambers at 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1070, Ukiah, CA on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. to consider the Fiscal year 2007-2008 Community Devel-opment Block Grant (CDBG) Planning and Technical Assistance General Allocation for the following:

County of Mendocino Farmworker Transpor-tation and Housing Needs Assessment$20,000Grant Application Writing and Administration Assistance $13,250Grant Administration $1,750Total Grant $35,000Matching Funds – County of Mendocino Gen-eral Funds $1,000Matching Funds – County of Mendocino CDBG Program Income $750Total Project Cost $36,750

The purpose of this public hearing will be to give citizens an oppor tunity to make their comments known. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the County of Mendocino, CEO’s Office, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, CA 95482 or by Fax at (707) 463-5469. In addition, a CDBG public infor-mation file may be obtained at the above ad-dress between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to find out more in-formation about the CDBG.

All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard at this time. Additional information is available at the clerk of the Board’s Office, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, CA, 95482 or by calling Administration at (707) 463-4221.

The County promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low and moderate income families regardless of age, race, col-or, religion, sex, national origin, sexual prefer-ence, marital status, familial status (children) or handicap.


Greetings to All from Round Valley!This packet contains one (1) Contract Docu-ments Booklet, one (1) Specifications Book-let, and one (1) set of Townhouse Building Plan Booklet.A deposit of $150.00 is required from all bid-ders, please make your check or money order payable to the Round Valley Indian Housing Authority, this deposit is Non-refundable.The following completed signed items must be submitted with the Bid Form to be consid-ered responsive:1. Bid Form2. Bid Security3. Representations, Certifications4. Indian Enterprise Qualification Statement5. Non-Collusive Affidavit6. Contractor’s Indian Preference Subcon-tracting and Purchasing Narrative Statement.7. Contractor’s Indian Preference Employ-ment Training and Opportunities Plan Narra-tive8. Copy of Contractor’s License of copy of Contractor’s License Card9. Contractor’s Qualification StatementDo not send in your Contract Booklet,send the above mentioned items, this will be your sealed bid to be opened by the Board of Commissioners on October 10, 2007 shortly after 2:00 pm, this is when the contract will be awarded.There will be a Mandatory pre-construction meeting for all bidders on October 9, 2007 at the Round Valley Indian Housing Authority Building located on 115-B Concow Blvd. Cov-elo, CA. at 10:00 am.Thank you, for your interest in our project.Cordially,Leonard Brown, Project Manager




File No.: 2007-F0644THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSI-NESS AS:BEAR FLAG MANAGEMENT,LLC.309 S. McPherson St.For t Bragg, CA 95437Bear Flag Management309 McPherson St.For t Bragg, CA 95437This business is conducted by a Lim-ited Liability Com-pany. The registrants commenced to trans-act business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Oct. 1,2007. Endorsed-Filed on Sept. 18, 2007 at the Mendocino Coun-ty Clerks Office./s/Eula LenihanEULA LENIHANCFO


A Compassionate Caregiver HISS

162hr/mo $9.50 /hr,Live in position also

avail. Shopping,Cooking, Dr. Appts.,

etc. Benefits. Call 463-2423

Local Lady seeks Mendo. Man, 55 to 62, to share new adventures and old favorites.

[email protected]


Found near Brush & Orr St. around the

25th of Sept. 3-4 mo.old male Tabby.


I am a male Airedale Terr ier and I was glancing over the lake on Marina Drive I thought the water looked too low for a swim so I went and visited some people.They keep me for while, but I am a big boy and was just too much for them. They brought me to the Ukiah Shelter at 298 Plant Rd on 9/27. I sure do hope my people come and find me! Come to the shelter or call Sage at 467-6453

I am a neutered, very friendly big black cat with a white chest.Why was I roaming in the 500 block of Don-ner Ct on 10/1? Was I out to see the leaves changing col-or? Was I looking for a friend? I am not telling, but I will tell you being in a cage in the Ukiah Shelter at 298 Plant Rd is NOT fun! Please come and get me out or call Sage 467-6453


I am part are a gag-gle of 4 girl dogs who decided to take a walk on 9/27 with our male friend in Red-wood Valley. A group of such BIG dogs must have been a sight to behold. We were quickly spotted and the "dog catcher" was called. Before I could even bark a warning to my friends we were in the Ukiah Shelter. So if you are missing 5 big dogs who appear to be Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland and Retr iever mixes come to 289 Plant Rd or call Sage at 467-6453

LOST Scott & School St. 9/13. Female

short hair cat. Teddy bear Siamese, blue

eyes, has chip.1yr old. Ara



$60,000+ annual

earning potential .

CLASS A DRIVERSJoin Our Professional

Driving TeamA local petroleum dis-tributor is currently seeking qualified

Applicants will need to have full endorse-ments, clean DMV,

current medical card. Positions are

F/T, year-round.Bonus program, health benefits,

401(k) holiday, va-cation pay. Please apply in person at

2401 N. State St. Ukiah707-462-8811

Busy Insurance Agency in Ukiah

looking for full time Customer Service

Rep. Lic. or not. Fax resume to 462-8110



exp. req’d. FT + bene. Job description

& app avail at 351 Franklin Ave, Willits

or call (707)459-4845


exc communication skills MS Office, sales invoicing &

shipping exper FT w/benefits. Fax re-

sume 467-3750

Administrator—F/T for InterTr ibal Sin-kyone Wilderness Council, nonprofit In-dian tribal org. Will be a team memb resp for devl, manag, ex-pand land conserv prog. Work under Ex-ec Dir. Need strong bkgrnd in prog devl/ mgt, incl mgt of grants/contracts (st/fed). Pref to those w/strong skill in ad-min of N/P org. Good writing skill & knowl of Word/Excel/other progs req. Skil l w/ prep/maint eff icient filing sys & prep prog & finan reps. Req to work indepen. Pref to qual Native Ameri-cans in accor w/fed law. For app/full job desc, 707-463-6745.Deadline: 5PM, 10/9/07.

Adult Foster CareCA Mentor is seeking individuals or families who can open their home to a young fe-male adult with Au-tism. We will provide your training and on going suppor t. Wil l receive a $5000.oo monthly stipend.Must have experi-ence working with in-dividuals with DD.Please call: (707) 442-4500

ASSISTANTCOOK-Must be exp.Pre-employ-ment physical &

drug testing req’d.Dental, Vision,

Medical benefits.Free co-op child

care. Trinity School 915 W

Church St. Ukiah

AWESOME JOB!NRS is seeking 17-21 girls & guys to

travel USA with a fun young company.

Make great money while you learn. All expenses paid and

training. No exp nec.Call Coriee today at


BANKINGSavings Bank of Mendocino

CountySeeks a full-time

Electronic Banking Department Utility.Provides coverage within the depart-ment including but

not limited to:Wire transfers,

ACH, Debit Cards, ATM balancing,

Cash Management,Merchant Bank-card & Internet

banking. One year banking experience

or equivalent combination of

education & exp. required.

Apply in person 200 North School St.,

Ukiah, CA by Friday, Oct. 12,2007 at 4:00 p.m.EOE/AA m/f/v/d


Caregiver for mental health facility. PT & fill in. Various shifts

$8-$10/hr. 467-0911

CHEVRONis now hiring self mo-tivated employees.Full & PT positions available.

Apply within 50 W.Lake Mendocino Dr.or 1099 S. State St.


Representativeposition available.Approximately 32 hours week. No weekends. Must have great custom-er service skil ls, excellent phone skills, good spelling and typing abilities.Must be reliable, self motivated and able to pass drug & background check.Starting pay $8.50 hour plus commis-sion.Some benefits.

Pick up application


Ukiahor call Pam


CNAAll shifts available.

Apply in person 1162 S. Dora. St.Hire on bonus!

Come Work With Our Team with

developmentally disabled adults.

F/T, P/T in home setting. Pick upapplication 1000 Sanford Ranch Rd.Ukiah or call468-9331

Companion/Driver for 26 y/o male. Head in-jury. Varied hrs. Reli-able car. 463-2587

COUNSELORS -En-try/Adv pos. in-pris-on tx pgm in Sola-

no. Exp w/crim. jus-tice, grp/indiv.

counsel. Fax res:415-499-1912

Customer ServiceFLEXIBLE HOURSFun Work. Great

Pay. For home appli-ance company (707)864-5080Delivery Driver

Energetic, organized, individual for full time delivery position at Schat’s Bakery.

Apply within at 113 W. Perkins St.

Ask for Zach or Lisa


exp. in ins. claims, computers & comm

skills. Salary DOE/benefits Fax res: 707-449-6303

Development Coordinator I or II

being sought by RCHDC, a well es-tablished Non Profit Housing Corp: Real Estate Dev. and/or construction knowl-edge req. Salary range (I $2634-4309) (II $3616-4395) per mo DOE. Application required - call 707-463-1975 ext 0 or download from Send application to RCHDC 499 Leslie St., Ukiah, CA 95482 EOE.

Direct Care WorkNo Experience

Needed!!Morning, evening, graveyard. Drug test required, no test for cannabis, good DMV.Personal care, cook-ing, cleaning, driving and providing living skil ls training to adults with develop-mental disabil i t ies.Three 6 bed group homes, established in 1988. Call for inter-view 485-5168, 485-0165, 468-0602.



Seeking aTeam Supervisor

Duties include, but not limited to: manag-ing treatment plans,supervision of child-care workers & team leaders. Salary DOE & degrees. M-F 8-5.Excellent benefits, in-cluding medical, den-tal, vision, tuition re-imbursement, & FREEco-op child care.Must pass pre-em-ployment phy-sical, drug test & back-ground check.APPLY AT 915 W. Church St. Ukiah or fax re-sume to 877-382-7617 EOE




Box Truck (24) Owners &


High EarningPotential!

Work with the #1 home delivery com-pany of home im-provement supplies in the country. Work for yourself! We offer established con-tracts, immediate payment, incentive plans, flexible deliv-ery requirements & suppor t packages available to start your business. Put your in-dependent business on the fast track! To qualify, email:[email protected] or call him at 541-520-5610

DRIVER Class A or B lic req’d. FT + bene.

Job description & app avail at 351 Franklin

Ave, Willits or call(707)459-4845

Earn ExtraMoney Immediately!

P/T – TemporarySet your own

hours!Anyone needing immediate MONEYStar t immediately.Earn a Paycheck by delivering telephone directories in theLake, Mendocino & Humboldt CountiesMust have a car and insurance, be 18 yrs +. Get paid within 48-72 hours of comple-tion of route. Plusa car allowance.Cler ical and ware-house positions also available.


Job Ref. # 1249 & 1250www.deliver

phonebooks.comDirectory Distributing Associates

Electrician/Electrician HelperSend resume to:

Geveden Industrial530-527-7311 or call

Bruce Geveden530-736-9500F/T MEDICAL

RECEPTIONIST.Exp. pref. Full bene-fits. Send reply to box 03096, c/o Ukiah Dai-ly Journal, P.O. Box 749, Uk., CA 95482





Instructional AidePart-time positions

for Charter Academy schools. Credential

not required.Apply at 1059 N.

State Street, Ukiah or


Mendocino Co. Ju-venile Hall is seek-ing to fill extra-help on call vacancies.$11.52/Hr Req. HS Grad/GED and 6 mos. exp. Apply by 10/05/07 to HR Dept. 579 Low Gap Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 463-4261 w/TDD (800) 735-2929 EOE

FoodService Worker

Mendocino Co. Ju-venile Hall is seek-ing to fill extra-help, on-call vacancies.$9.95/Hr. Performs

a variety of entry-level tasks related to the prep and service of meals to inmates in Juvenile Hall. Req HS Diplo-ma or GED and three mos related exp. Apply by 10/05/07 to: HR Dept, 579 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 463-4261, w/TDD (800) 735-2929 EOE


Journeyman tile setter. Mud float req.CDL, low stress shop$22.50-$25 391-6205

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Hillside HealthCenter, F/T licensed

LVN. Spanishspeaking pref.

Competitive salary DOE, great benefits!

Fax: [email protected]:

$4,702-5,716/Mo., plus benefits; Jour-neyman exp. and Class A CDL req.Complete job de-

scription/application available at city of

Ukiah, 300 Seminary ave. Ukiah, CA

95482. Deadline:

10/17/07. EOE.



Seeking aTrinity Youth

Services-Ukiah,A social service ag-ency serving abused & neglected youth in a Residential Treat-ment Campus is looking for CHILD-CARE WORKERSCCW is responsible for the daily care & supervision of clients & l iving conditions.Swing & Night shifts available. Starting at $9.40/hr. On-call $9 /hr. Must be 21 yrs old. Excellent bene-fits, including medi-cal, dental, vision, tui-tion reimbursement, & FREE co-op child care. Must pass pre-employment physical, drug test & back-ground check.APPLY AT 915 W. Church St. Ukiah or fax re-sume 877-382-7617 EOE

Mechanic PositionDiesel engine exp.req'd. Welding exp.

pref. F/T + benef. Job description & applica-

tion avail. at 351 Franklin Ave. Willits

Or call 707-459-4845MOUNTAIN VIEW



ALL SHIFTSDrug test & back-ground check req- uired. Wage DOEApply at 1343 S.Dora St. Ukiah

NCO Head Start - Clearlake

Asst/Associate Tchr l-ll - For Subs & fu-ture openings. Must have 6 Core CDV units. Assoc. l-ll-Must have 12 Core CDV units & 6 mos ECE exp. $8.93-$11.45/hr + bene. DOQ & exp.30-40 hrs/wk. Must complete NCO appl & include transcripts, 800-606-5550 ext 302 for app & job desc. Closes 5 PM 10/10 (Postmarks not accepted). EOE


10:00pm-6:00 am.Wages negotiable.1343 S. Dora St.


On-line SalesPosition for high-traffic web site.This is for an independent

commissioned only contractor. Ukiah area, email only:

[email protected]

Oral Surgeon Practice seeking F/T temp. dental assist.X-Ray lic. req. Pref.RDA. Send resume 620 S. Dora. Suite 205. Ukiah. 95482Park/Golf Service


seasonal position;avg. 40hours/week.

Complete job description/applica-tion available at City

of Ukiah, 300 Seminary Ave.

Ukiah, CA 95482 or www.cityofukiah.comDeadline: Open until

filled. EOE.


People to work with developmentally

disabled adults one on one in their own

home. All Shifts available. CallCindy 468-9331

LIVE IN AID. Light housekeeping, cook-ing, and general care for ambulatory elderly

lady. Private room and bath. Must have clean DMV and pass

physical and drug screen upon job of-fer. Salary negotia-ble. Send reply to

box 02086, c/o Ukiah Daily Journal, P.O.

Box 749, Ukiah, CA 95482-0749.

Red Fox Casino NOW HIRING

● Auditor - P/T● Kitchen● Tech● Security,● Cashiers● 2 Floor Managers ● Exp. promotions

& marketingperson.Friendly attitude helpful. Willing to

train. 984-6800or come in for

application.200 Cahto Dr.

Laytonville●●●●●●●●Now offering

employee insurance after

90 days.


F/T Cashier.485-8408

Regional ServiceProvider for DishNetwork in Ukiah

has immediate open-ings for satellite

installation techni-cians. We offer pd.

training, full benefits, good pay and room to advance. Work for a company with a fu-ture. Must have own work truck. (Com-

pensation provided) Fax all resumes to 559-256-6778 or

email [email protected]

RN/LVN, F/T Days and PM shifts. Apply

in person 1162 S.Dora. Hire on bonus.

See Deana

Round Valley Indian Housing Authority

Job AnnouncementMANAGER


Applicant will be re-sponsible for/and maintaining an ac-counting system that follows the standard accounting practices and assures compli-ance with all HUD ac-counting require-ments. Performs all accounting functions as assigned; pre-pares statements and financial repor ts;must have good oral and written communi-cation skills. Appli-cant must be knowl-edgeable of modern bookkeeping/ac-counting practices and procedures. Ap-plicant must have knowledge of Quick-books Pro 2007 soft-ware. Must be able to use Word and have the ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm.The Manager of Fi-nance will report di-rectly to the Execu-tive Director/Deputy Director.

Applicant must willing to submit and be able to pass a pre-em-ployment drug screening and pos-sess a valid Califor-nia Driver’s License.

This is an offer as a Full time permanent position.


Call Karen Breedlove at (707) 983-6188 ext. 25 for more infor-mation and copy of the job description.Submit RVIHA appli-cation and resumes to RVIHA PO Box 682, Covelo, and CA 95428.

Applications/resumes will be accepted until 4:00 pm on October 5, 2007.

Indian Preference Ti-t le 25, U.S. Code Sections 472 and 473 will be adhered.RVIHA is and Equal Opportunity Employ-er


Security Guard/ Events Staff $7.50 hr. DOE


Seeking exp’dServers/Cooks. Sal

DOE. Apply at Crush-ed Grape 13500

Hwy 101, Hopland


PU application at8551 East Rd. R.V.

SPARFELX of Cali-fornia Printing opera-tions has an opening for an experienced

slitter. Good mechan-ical aptitude, self mo-tivated, apply in per-son at 425-A Kunzler

Ranch Rd Ukiah Physical & Drug screen req. EOEThe Boonville

Lodge Bar & Grillnow hiring bartend-

ers, cooks & servers.Will train. 895-3823

The Ukiah Daily Journal

is seeking a part-time photojournalist. This

is a good job for someone who is

looking to get pub-lished and hone their

photography skills.Applicants must have

their own gear.Knowledge of Photo-shop is a plus. To ap-ply, submit a resume and portfolio (either hardcopy or CD) to

the front desk at 590 S. School Street, at-

tention: Chief Photographer.

TLC Child & Family Services

seeks 2 additional homes for Shelter

Care program Applicants need to

have at least 1 spare bdrm to house a child

for up to 30 days.Guaranteed monthly allotment. Generous increase upon place-ment. Income tax-ex-empt. Exp. with chil-dren req. Parents will receive training, + So-cial Worker, in-home

support & respite.Need 1 or 2-parent

homes, with 1 parent home full time. Home with no more than 1

biological child consid-ered. Retirees invited to apply. Contact TLC

707-463-1100 Lic#236800809

UKIAH & LKPT. print & copy centers need-ed EXPERIENCED.Cust serv & sales reps, digital press/

copy mach. & bindery oper’s. F/T perm.

$10+ DOE. 759 S.State, fax 468-5763

UkiahDaily Journal590 S. School St.

P/T to possible F/T.

Customer Service Rep.Must have clean

DMV.Apply in personCirculation Dept.

Ukiah Food BankManager. Perform

Admin & Operational duties Sal DOE. For

job description & app.Chris at 462-8879.Deadline Oct. 8th.Ukiah residential childrens facility

is looking for caring,responsible individ-

uals to come join our team. Some exp. pre-ferred but not neces-sary. Will provide on

the job training. Start-ing sal. $12.12 hr.

403B, great benefits & vacation package.

Fax resume to 463-6957

UVAH is looking for staff to work with adults with develop-mental disabilities in a vocational training program.Rehab. aide, 30+ hr.week. Mon-Fri.Janitorial/Housekeep-ing Supervisor35+ hr. per week.Mon.- Fr i. approx.7:30am-3:30pmF/T Mobile Supervisor,approx. 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mon. -Fri.F/T Skills Instructors8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.Excellent benefits:medcial, vision, den-tal, paid holidays sick and vacation.Req. valid CDL, clean DMV, High School Dip. or equiv., fingerprint clearance.

Apps/Job desc.990 S. Dora St.

Ukiah, Ca 95482 707-468-8824



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NOTICE TO READERSThe Ukiah Daily Journal publishes home improvement andconstruction advertisements from companies andindividuals who have been licensed by the State ofCalifornia. We also publish advertisements from unlicensedcompanies and individuals.All licensed contractors are required by State Law to listtheir license number in advertisements offering theirservices. The law also states contractors performing workof improvements totaling $500 or more must be licensedby the State of California.Advertisements appearing in these columns without alicensed number indicate that the contractor or individualsare not licensed by the State of California. Furtherinformation can be obtained by contacting the ContractorsState License Board.



License #624806 C27RESIDENTIALCOMMERCIALComplete Landscape Installation

• Concrete & Masonry • Retaining Walls• Irrigation & Drip Sprinklers

• Drainage Systems • Consulting & Design• Bobcat Grading • Tractor Service

Joe Morales(707) 744-1912

(707) 318-4480 cell


Foundation to finish

Homes • Additions• Kitchens • Decks

Lic. #580504

707.485.8954707.367.4040 cell


MassageThorough & Sensitive

Deep Tissue & Sports MassageMy work is to reduce your pain,improve your ability to do your

work, and allow you to play harderand sleep better.

1st Visit Special2 Hrs/$65

485-1881By appointment 8am to 6:30pm, M-F

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(707) 485-0810


Serving Ukiah,Redwood Valley,

Calpella &Willits.Work


Escobar ServicesAll types of home repair,remodeling, construction,

window & door repair,carpentry & tile

Can fix almost anything.

Non-licensed contractor


and AntiqueRepair

& Refinishing30+ years experienceLaquer, Varnish, Oil,

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in Redwood Valley

free estimatesAllen Strong



Home Repair• Electrical Ceiling fans, wall outlets, wall heaters (gas & electric), Dryer hookups• Carpentry• Plumbing• Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Lic # 884022

707-456-9055707-337-8622 cell


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FRANCISCO’STree & GardenService

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Get the best4less!(707) 391-3566

Great quality landscapingmaintenance at prices

that will suit your budget

• Dump Runs •• Yard Maintenance •



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40 years experienceFast, friendly service

Free estimatesSenior discounts


3621 Copperhill LaneSanta Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 546-7553Fax (707) 546-5183



Aluminum • Copper • SteelLimited Lifetime Warranty**



5 1/2” 5 1/2”4”


**To original owner.

462-2468Lic/Bonded 292494

FREE ESTIMATESCall the professionals

MASSAGEMedicineEnergyMassageMr. Terry Kulbeck564 S. Dora St., UkiahNationally Certified

(ABMP)1 hr. - $40

1 and a half hour - $60

Many Bodywork OptionsTo Keep You Healthy

Relax Your Stress AwayTreat yourself Today(707) 391-8440


Household furnishings,gifts, clothing,

holiday accessories& party items.

Color, design expertise.Many years

of shopping experience!Reasonable.

Leia 462-4680

CA. Lic. #896930


The Modular AdvantagesOver Site Built and

Manufactured Homes:


www.northcoastmodulars.comPhone: 707-485-7125

North Coast HomeInvestments Inc.

• Cost• Quality• Speed

Brake & WheelService

Brake & WheelService

462-56671340 So. State St., Ukiah

Open Mon-Fri8AM-5PM

FREEtowing to our repair shop.

(mileage restrictions may apply.)

FREEpickup & delivery for all work.

LOANER cars available.(some retrictions may apply)

SINCE 1954

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YOUTH WORKERFor transitional age youth, Life skills pro-gram, Ukiah area.Flexible 1/2 time po-sition. $8.89-$10.31 per hour) plus bene-fits. Job description/ application MCYP 463-4915. Closes 10-31-2007. EOE


WOOD B DAYCARElic#3610 Nxt Oak

Manor School Amy 489-6995



Hedge Funders & pri-vate investors. Great

returns. 310-975-9300


3 STATION SALONIllness forces sale.$10,000 incl. equip-

ment. 463-29401671 Talmage Rd.


Lg. 2 story new office building. S. State St.& Main St. frontage.

$2200/mo.+dep.NCR 468-9101

OFFICE SPACE.202 W. Perkins.


SUITE OF OFFICES 4 offices + conf.,

A jewel in our crown.

$2040 incl. utils.OTHER OFFICES

340sf.$360mo.+dep390sf.$425mo.+depUtil & janitorial incl.

Very nice location, 468-5426

Warehouse S. Ukiah1250 sq’, lg. fenced

yard, with office, 220V, clean. No

automotive. $650 + Sec. 462-8273

Workshop/Warehouse.900 sf, $1000/mo +

dep. S. State St.NCR 468-9101





CENTURY 21Les Ryan RealtyProperty Management


2bdrm apartment.W/G pd. $775/mo. + dep. $600. No pets.

707-462-4641Calpella - Two

2bdrm $825, One 1bdrm $650. No pets.Credit report & score

a must. Close to Elementary school.




CARPORTSNo Section 8.


Lg. Upper 2 Bd. Cln, quiet,165 Oak Manor Ct. Sec. 8 OK, N/S/P.$775+dep. 462-2234


DW\Garage+pool$850 mo. 463-2325

PARK PLACE1 bd. $750, 2 bdr.$860 TH $1050.

Pool/garg. 462-5009

SPACIOUS 2bd1ba. No pets,

water, garbage paid.462-8600

Spacious 2bd. Pool.H20, trash pd. $825.Also 1bd. $700. Ht.AC Pd. N/P. 462-6075


1101 N. OAK ST3bd/2ba Kit, Living

rm, $1400/mo., $1500 dep. + util.



$775/mo. 1st, last & dep. 468-5237

1BD1BA, YARD103 Leslie St.-Ukiah$800mo.+$1000 dep.

No/S/P/D/Sec. 8.462-6648

1bdrm 1bth, cust. re-model, sm office, No S/P. $1200. Nice yd.Rdwd Vly. 485-0104


2bd. 1ba. Near golf course. $1250.No

Smoke, drugs, pets.462-7615 367-4373

3BD/2BA Sm front/back yard. W/D.NS $1300/mo + dep., gd credit. Avail 10/15

462-7116 lv msg3bd2ba. Rwd. Vly.

N/S, N/P. $1300/mo.$1500 sec.391-7040

3BDRM 3 BATH & office. $1800.

462-7615 or367-4373

3bdrm. 2 ba.Completely remod-

eled house in Ukiah. Crown mold-

ing, wood floors, fireplace, central

heat & air, big yard, garage.No smok-ing.Available 9/29.

$1550/mo.+ sec. dep.


Creekside Rental$700. 1bdrm cottage.

Yorkville. 13 mi. W.of Cloverdale. No pets. 894-1854

CUTE & CLEAN 1BD in Lucerne. Rm to park boat. NS/NP.$695/mo. 707-326-

6323Cute 1bdrm 1bth.Quiet cul-de-sac.

Garage & yard. Incl.W/S/G. $800. Non-smoker. 265-4361



NO PETS.$420+$200 Sec.Dep. 462-4476


Looking for lease option for rent

2/3bdrm house/mo-bile in country set-

ting. ASAP. 485-1899


$475/mo. furnished room, kitch. privileg-es. No S/P/D, sec.

dep. 468-5556

C/S rooms avail.Utils. incl. $500/mo.

Centrally located 490-7157

No smoking, no drugs, 1 person,

working, responsible to share large home.W/ full home privileg-es. Quiet neighbor-hood. W/ lg. garden.2 rooms avail. Dep. & ref’s req. 462-8373


7’ SOFA MATCHINGclub chair & ottoman $375 obo 463-3749 Moving, must sell!

A/V WALL UNIT, Wht Shkr Bdrm pcs, Otr Furn, Lmps, Sm Ktchn Appls. BOs or will sell as lot. 468-

8942 after 4pmSofa & Love Seat.Beige tone. Good

condition. Reversible back cushions w/ pillows. $400 obo.



We recycle & pay for brass, stainless, alum., radiators,

TODAY batteries$2 & up. Copper $2lb 467-1959



propane, 4 burners, griddle, oven w/win-

dow, broiler $375456-9406


& FURNITURE.Guaranteed. 485-1216



Madrone wholesale.707-354-4394

Hot Tub ‘07 DeluxeModel. Many jets.

Therapy seat.Warranty. Never

used. Can deliver.Worth $5700. Sell$1950 with new

cover. 707-766-8622

PLAYSTATION 212 games, 2 control-lers, 1 memory card $200 obo 459-2005

Solid Core Doors FOR SALE

All sizes.$20 ea. 354-4844


Lab pups YLWAKC Parents onsite 3males $500



Cockapoo & SilverPoodle Pups. $300.

Call 463-0551 or272-7798

JR’s born Sept. 28th.Home w/ 24/7 atten-tion. $500 ea. Chef,

Charle 391-3531


Black Angus, no shots, no hormones, grain & grass fed, 1/2 or whole $2.50 lb. cut & wrapped. 489-2188

DUROC FEEDER PIGS championship lines $90 ea. call Dr.

Barr 489-0131


Wanted: Used Tropic Breeze ground Allard

wind machines.559-592-5134


Annual Sale! Sat.9-2 Hsehold, home decor, clthes, bks,

cassettes, lots more HOLY TRINITY640 S. Orchard


1217 W. Standley Sat & Sun 9-3


SALE Oct. 69am-3pm 200

Wabash Ave Ukiah

ESTATE SALE9am-1pm on Fri 10/5

No junk available.350 N. Barnes St


Realty World Selzer Realty. 350 E. Gobbi

GARAGE SALE SATQuality items, selling

cheap. 465 Briar-wood Dr 9-12

GARAGE SALESaturday only

Oct. 6, 8am-4pm1349 Helen Ave, Uk

Garage Sale. Sat & Sun. 9-2. Furn.,

hshld, misc. Corner of Todd & Walnut.

Moving Sale. Every-thing must go. Gar-

dening tools. clothes & misc. 9155 N.State St. Spc. 9

Oct 5th&6th.9-6. No early birds.

Moving Sale 1470 Fir Terrace Dr Sat

10/6 8-2pm 3 oak bar stls ktchn tbl end tbls tvs twn bd hoyman browe jwlry holiday items much more!

Yard Sale 8:00 - 3:00Saturday October 6206 Faull Ave Many

Items! !!

YARD SALE169 Park Place, near Todd Grove. Sat 8-3 Good stuff, no junk

Yard Sale Sat. andSun. 112 North CourtRd. Furniture, BabyItems, Dishes, Misc.

Yard Sale: Sat & Sun. Clothing, hshld,

VW parts, lots of misc. 5 Lorraine St.


2005 Kasea 250ccSport Quad. Low hrs.Like new cond. clean.Incl. extra sand tires.

$1500. 391-6607

2002 Suzuki DR-650 SE. Brand spanking new. 500 mi. $4000.






Ford ‘93 Util. bed.Dually. 2WD, AT,6 cyl. $2500/bo.

Smogged. 391-6205



4 door, AC,all power,

good condition.$2000/obo.

743-1286 468-3506

JEEP CHEROKEE 4x2 ‘04 Well cared for. 53k mi. $12,600

obo 459-2005

Police Impounds!Cars from $500

For listings 800-485-2797 ex. C241


2004 Wells Cargo6x12 Tote Wagonutility trailer. Rearramp & curb side

door. $ 3,000. 707-748-0707 or 707-




If you find better financing our

home/your land.LUV Homes Santa

Rosa. 707-588-2725

Lot Model Blowout Sale!

3 homes to choose from. We finance.459-9588 Top of the grade Willits.


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Land/home options.30-yr. fixed. No cost construction loan.

LUV HOMES 707-588-2725


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100% Easy Qual. De-tails: 877-567-5566.

This could be exactly what you need.

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Napa 77/51/s 73/43/pcNeedles 99/73/s 96/69/sOakland 70/53/s 66/51/pcOntario 87/58/s 75/54/pcOrange 79/61/s 74/56/pcOxnard 71/57/s 68/55/pcPalm Springs 96/68/s 92/63/sPasadena 81/58/s 76/56/pcPomona 81/59/s 75/54/pcPotter Valley 74/48/pc 66/41/pcRedding 76/54/c 65/47/pcRiverside 84/58/s 77/54/pcSacramento 78/53/s 74/49/pcSalinas 71/50/s 65/46/sSan Bernardino 83/58/s 77/54/pcSan Diego 74/67/pc 70/62/pcSan Fernando 81/58/s 74/54/pcSan Francisco 69/55/s 65/53/pcSan Jose 75/54/s 68/52/pcSan Luis Obispo 75/52/pc 71/49/pcSan Rafael 66/52/s 63/46/pcSanta Ana 76/64/pc 73/60/pcSanta Barbara 70/53/s 70/50/pcSanta Cruz 71/50/s 67/50/pcSanta Monica 71/58/pc 70/56/pcSanta Rosa 75/46/s 68/43/pcS. Lake Tahoe 67/34/s 58/29/pcStockton 82/51/s 76/47/pcTahoe Valley 67/34/s 58/29/pcTorrance 77/60/pc 71/59/pcVacaville 81/53/s 74/50/pcVallejo 67/52/s 65/44/pcVan Nuys 85/57/s 76/55/pcVisalia 85/52/s 80/48/sWillits 70/46/pc 63/38/pcYosemite Valley 81/44/s 79/42/sYreka 66/41/c 57/35/c

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24 hrs to 2 p.m. Tue. .................. 0.00"Month to date ............................ 0.02"Normal month to date ................ 0.06"Season to date .......................... 0.20"Last season to date .................. 0.00"Normal season to date .............. 0.92"

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Wattenburger withdrew hismotion Tuesday after 3rdDistrict Supervisor JohnPinches said he did not sup-port Sanford’s plan becausehe felt it was redundant.

Pinches said the board hadalready directed Sanford tolook into water issues, includ-ing conservation, at the Sept.18 meeting.

“I think we made this cleartwo weeks ago,” Pinches said.

Pinches proposed Sanforduse the additional $150,000put into the water agency’sbudget for the year to accom-plish this task.

“You’ve got the money; goout and move forward,” hesaid.

Board ChairwomanKendall Smith said the boardneeded to step up and startstudying water use and con-

servation because without theinstitution of best manage-ment practices for water as thesurrounding counties have putin place, Mendocino Countywill be shut out of grantopportunities.

Smith said Sanford’s planwould get the county where itneeds to go, and she said shewould have supportedWattenburger’s motion if hehad not withdrawn it.

Mitchell proposed that hemeet with Sanford to puttogether a plan for waterassessment and conservationto present to the board at alater date.

In June, the State WaterResources Control Boardordered all entities that takewater from the Russian Riverto cut water use by 15 percent.

The city of Ukiah has beenpracticing voluntary waterconservation since early July.

Ben Brown can be reached [email protected].

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LIVINGSTON — Nineteen millionCalifornia chickens produce about fivebillion eggs a year — making them thenation’s fifth-largest supplier of omeletsand scrambled eggs.

Now, animal welfare groups are hop-ing to change the way the hens live andlay, by collecting enough signatures toput an initiative on the ballot asking statevoters to give the hens more room toroam. The measure would force farmersto change current practices that keepmost egg-laying hens, veal calves andpregnant pigs in small cages or boxes formost of their lives. It would require thatenclosures be big enough for the animalsto fully extend their wings or legs, liedown, stand up and turn around.

Farmers say the animals already arewell treated, and less efficient methodswould drive up the cost of eggs and otherfoods by anywhere from a quarter tothree times as much.

The state effort is part of a recentnational movement by animal welfareorganizations to ask voters to help decidehow their food is raised.

Arizona voters last year made thatstate the first to outlaw veal crates, andthe second, along with Florida, to stopconfining breeding pigs in so-called ges-tation crates. Oregon’s legislature alsoenacted a law this year banning gestationcrates.

California would be the first to expandliving space rights to chickens.

The Humane Society of the UnitedStates and Farm Sanctuary, another ani-

mal rights group, are zeroing in on aCalifornia product valued at $180 milliona year. They want to bar the use of cageslike those stacked four high in a climate-controlled Central Valley chicken househere. Seventy-two rows of the cagesstretch nearly the length of two footballfields. They hold 152,000 hens that eachday send about 140,000 eggs rollingdown a series of conveyer belts.

In each of the roughly two-foot-squarewire cages are eight fluffy white chick-ens, kept in crowded but austerely sani-tary conditions. These cages slightlyexceed the industry standard minimumsize, which gives each bird a floor spaceof about two-thirds a letter-sized sheet ofpaper. “Even animals raised for foodshould be treated humanely,” said WaynePacelle, the Humane Society’s presidentand chief executive officer.

He said the veal and pork industriesalready are phasing out inhumane prac-tices. “The egg industry — the factoryfarming segment of the industry — hasnot made any pledges and it’s arguablyone of the most inhumane practices inagriculture.”

Animal welfare groups plan this weekto start collecting the nearly 434,000 sig-natures they will need by Feb. 28 to qual-ify the initiative for the November 2008ballot. Farm organizations also arepreparing to fight the measure, whichthey fear will win over a sympathetic,largely urban electorate. A competing ini-tiative would leave egg producers’ cur-rent practices in place.

“They want to end animal agricultureas it exists. They don’t want you to eat

eggs, eat pigs, any of that,” said GaryWest, a third-generation egg producerwhose family-owned operation raises 1.5million laying hens near Modesto. Thismonth, West becomes chairman of theboard of United Egg Producers, a nation-al trade group that developed voluntaryanimal welfare guidelines for cagedchickens. About 95 percent of layinghens are raised in cages.

Pacelle, of the Humane Society, notedthat the proposed measure would still letfarmers raise and slaughter animals.

“Virtually every basic instinct of thebird is frustrated” by the current method,Pacelle said. “They can’t spread theirwings. It’s a miserable life.”

While keeping hens in cages doesrestrict their movement and naturalbehavior, a well-run operation also isclean and efficient, said Joy Mench, aUniversity of California, Davis, a profes-sor of animal science who helped writethe industry guidelines.

Food, water and medicine are easilyadministered, and waste drops throughthe cage floor. Caged chickens are alsoless likely to engage in cannibalism or tobreak bones — a common problem forhens that divert so much calcium intomaking eggshells that they developosteoporosis, said Mench, who has spenther career studying animal welfare.

Mench said the alternatives would beswitching to more labor intensive cage-free systems, or allowing more naturalbehavior by using larger cages withperches, nesting areas and boxes wherethe hens could take dust baths, Menchsaid.

Initiative would restrict confinement of chickens