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July 4, 2006

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Uncle Sam a local tradition

The Fourth of July in Ukiah without John Bogner would be like Christmas without Santa Claus. In fact, over the course of some 25 years playing the patriotic figure Uncle Sam, children have mistaken Bogner's white wig and fake beard for that of Jolly Ol' Saint Nick. Others simply seek his reassurance year after year by asking him, "You are going to be Uncle Sam aren't you?" Every Independence Day, Bogner - a local Realtor the other 364 days of the year - puts on his flashy red, white and blue getup -which includes a blue sequined jacket, candy cane pants and an American flag top hat -- and greets spectators at the local fireworks show, giving away 2,000 to 3,000 decorative flags in the process. "When you go into the stands and see everybody waving them, it just tugs at your heart," he said, noting some people even bring their old flags with them to the event. "I get into the character aspect of being Uncle Sam to the people," the charismatic Bogner said. "They are there to have a really good time and play along with it. People like the idea; it's like seeing Mickey at Disneyland. At least a couple times over the years young kids have asked me if I am Santa Claus. ... The men, especially the more mature ones, they would come in with a more serious attitude. I'd ask them things like, `Did you pay your taxes?' or tell them, `Your taxes weren't enough and I need more' and then I'd get a big smile," Bogner said. Others, he said, young, old, men, women, put on something red, white and blue. ... such as earrings or face paint. "Husbands and wives wear matching T-shirts. .. People get into it and they really enjoy it. I always leave there feelSee UNCLE, Page 14

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Vets to get job training

New program aimed at homeless veterans too

By KATIE MINTZ The Daily Journal

Veterans who have served their country are now getting some help in return. North Bay Veterans Resource Centers, a division of Vietnam Veterans of California, has received a $200,000 grant to provide veterans from all eras in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties with job training and career placement services. The grant comes as part of the $26 million awarded nationwide -- $1.4 million of which went to Northern California organizations -- by the Department of Labor's Veterans' Workforce Investment Program and Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program in late June. "These $26 million in grants are to help nearly 17,000 veterans build careers and a bright future for themselves and their families," U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chow said. "This is our second tri-county grant and I'm proud to say that I helped write it," Marcy Orosco, workforce development program manager for North Bay Veterans Resource Centers, said. She oversees the tri-county division which is comprised of Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties. The grant, she explained, amounts to $600,000 in all, which will be spread equally over three years. In 2000, The U.S. Census Bureau

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For the past 25 years, John Bogner has transformed himself into the iconic Uncle Sam for the Fourth of July in Ukiah.

Season's first snakebite a reminder

By JAMES ARENS The Daily Journal

Who is Uncle Sam?

Some may associate him with the Army ... others with the Fourth of July, but just who was the real Uncle Sam? "The exact origins of Uncle Sam as a symbol for the United States are unknown. But the most widely accepted theory is that Uncle Sam was named after Samuel Wilson," states an article on "During the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson was a businessman from Troy, N.Y. that supplied the U.S. Army with beef in barrels. The barrels were labeled `U.S.' When asked what the initials stood for, one of Wilson's workers

said it stood for Uncle Sam Wilson. The suggestion that the meat shipments came from `Uncle Sam' led to the idea that Uncle Sam symbolized the federal government and the association stuck. In 1961, Congress passed a resolution that recognized Samuel Wilson as the inspiration for the symbol Uncle Sam," states the article, which notes that the real Sam Wilson looked nothing like Uncle Sam's traditional appearance. The white goatee and star-spangled suit is an invention of artists and political cartoonists, according to the article. "The most famous picture of Uncle Sam appeared on an Army recruiting poster. The poster was designed in World War I, and was used in World War II. The caption reads, `I Want You for the U.S. Army,'" states the article at

State growth, water mandates contradictory

By CLAUDIA REED The Willits News

WILLITS - Willits is required and forbidden to increase its population, depending on which state law you read.

On the one hand, Willits' share of state growth assigned to Mendocino County is 436 new housing units between 2001 and 2008. Failure to meet the goal could mean forfeit of

crucial state funding. Although there has been no official count, the city is probably about a third of the way to the required target. Projects approved since 2001 include a 20-unit sub-

division opposite the library, the 58-unit Haehl Creek subdivision near the south end of town, a 10-unit subdivision southwest of the intersection of East Hill and Baechtel roads, eight units

in four duplexes on Madden Lane, four units in two duplexes on Coast Street, and two units in one duplex behind the Chinese Buffet.

Ukiah Valley's first rattlesnake bite victim was at Ukiah Valley Medical Center over the weekend. It's a reminder that rattlesnake season is upon us. Walkers, hikers and climbers especially should be aware of their surroundings but anyone enjoying the summer outdoors should be cautious of rattlesnakes, which are California's only native venomous snake and can be found all over the state. "This past weekend we had a gentleman come in for a rattlesnake bite and treated him with anti-venom," said Susan Reed, pharmacy director at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. "We keep about 12 vials of anti-venom on hand and it usually takes about four vials per bite." The victim arrived at UVMC on Saturday and was the first person of the year to be treated. "He was the first patient to be treated for a rattlesnake bite and we average about one to two bites a year. The anti-venom costs thousands of dollars per vial but has a long shelf life with our vials good until Jan. 2009." Rattlesnakes are found in many different varieties of habitats ranging from deserts, prairies, mountains and can even be found at sea level. Their ideal habitat is where they have a constant and abundant supply of food from rodents to birds to frogs or even other snakes. "We don't keep numbers on rattlesnakes but some years they are down

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The Ukiah Daily Journal officials said a preliminary count gave the conservative Calderon an edge of 1 percentage point over Mexico City's former mayor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, but refused to declare a winner until an official count begins Wednesday. Sunday night's quick count, which election officials had hoped would show the winner, proved too close to call, setting off days of uncertainty and cries of fraud by fervent Lopez Obrador backers, still bitter over the many manipulations of the vote that kept the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in power for seven decades until 2000. Many had predicted violent street protests if the vote was too close to call, but Lopez Obrador's supporters -- many of them poor -- were apparently waiting for orders from the leader they revere with a messianic devotion. He was holed up in his apartment with top aides to figure out his next move.

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Ex-soldier charged with rape of Iraqi woman, killing of family

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A former soldier discharged because of a "personality disorder" was accused in federal court Monday of executing an Iraqi family so he and other troops could rape and murder a young woman they had been eyeing at a traffic checkpoint. Steven D. Green, a skinny, 21-year-old former private, was led into court wearing baggy shorts, flip-flops and a Johnny Cash T-shirt. He spoke only to confirm his identity and stared as a federal magistrate ordered him held without bond on murder and rape charges that carry a possible death penalty. Green became the first person identified in the latest case of alleged killings of Iraqi civilians by U.S. troops, horrific deaths discovered in a burning house near Mahmoudiya in March that military officials initially blamed on insurgents. Green, who was arrested Friday in the town of Marion northwest of Charlotte, is being prosecuted in federal, rather than military court because he is no longer in the Army. According to the affidavit, his 11-month-stint ended "before this incident came to light" when he was given an honorable discharge "due to a personality disorder."

Militants holding soldier give Israel 24 hours to start releasing Palestinian prisoners

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Militants gave Israel 24 hours starting Monday to begin releasing hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, implying they would kill an abducted Israeli soldier if their demands were not met. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected any negotiations with the militants, and the army pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive. Privately, though, some Israeli officials said the government had not ruled out any options to win Cpl. Gilad Shalit's freedom. Israel has pounded Gaza with airstrikes and artillery shells for nearly a week in an unsuccessful effort to force the militants to release Shalit. It has been building up troops across from northern Gaza, preparing for an invasion. After Shalit was seized in a June 25 raid on an army post that left two comrades dead, his captors demanded Israel free all imprisoned Palestinian women and minors in exchange for information about him. They later increased their demand to include the release of a further 1,000 prisoners. Early Monday, Hamas' military wing -- one of the three groups holding him -- issued a statement giving Israel until 6 a.m. Tuesday (11 p.m. EDT Monday) to "start" freeing the prisoners.

NASA weighs July 4 shuttle launch after finding chunk of foam insulation

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA wrestled Monday with whether to try a Fourth of July space shuttle liftoff after the startling discovery of a small chunk of foam insulation that broke off Discovery's fuel tank as it sat on the launch pad. The troubling find came after inspectors discovered a 5-inchlong crack in the foam -- a problem that continues to vex NASA ever since a big piece of foam brought down Columbia and killed seven astronauts in 2003. NASA managers were meeting Monday evening to decide how to tackle the problem and whether a Tuesday launch was possible. At least one member of the panel of experts that investigated the Columbia accident said he was nervous about the decision. "If those guys aren't more nervous than I am, they've become jaded and should resign their positions," said Nobel Prize-winning physicist Douglas Osheroff. But two of Osheroff's accident board colleagues said they were comfortable, with board chairman Harold Gehman Jr. saying, "It looks to me like they are following the right decision processes."

Inconclusive presidential race tests Mexico's young democracy

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's young democracy faced its greatest test yet Monday as the pro-business Felipe Calderon declared himself president-elect with a 380,000-vote advantage and his leftist rival vowed to scrutinize every last ballot against the possibility of fraud while signaling to his followers to remain calm. Stirring memories of the 2000 nail-biter in Florida, electoral

Rising rates, higher gas prices make it harder for consumers to handle debt

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rising interest rates and higher gasoline prices are putting the squeeze on consumers' budgets, and many are finding it harder to keep up with their bills. Credit counseling agencies say that consumers are coming in droves seeking help. "My phones are going crazy," said Howard Dvorkin, president of the nonprofit Consolidated Credit Counseling Services Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "Consumers are carrying an exorbitant amount of debt -- and they don't have any savings to fall back on if things don't go right." An important measure of consumer financial distress, late payments on credit cards, ticked up in the first quarter, according to figures from the American Bankers Association. The Washington, D.C., based trade group said the percentage of bank cards 30 or more days past due increased to 4.40 percent in the January-March quarter from 4.27 percent in the final quarter of 2005. The Federal Reserve's decision last week to raise short-term interest rates for the 17th consecutive time will boost yet again borrowing costs for consumers, likely prompting more delinquencies on credit card bills -- as well as on auto loans and mortgages. to the collision. Following the collision, the driver of the yellow and black motorcycle uprighted his vehicle and fled the scene traveling southbound on U.S. 101 at a high rate of speed. The yellow and black motorcycly probably suffered some damage, and its driver also was likely injured in the collision. The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with knowledge of the identity or whereabouts of the hit-and-run driver are asked to call the Ukiah area California Highway Patrol.

Those arrested by law enforcement officers are innocent until proven guilty. People reported as having been arrested may contact the Daily Journal once their case has been concluded so the results can be reported. Those who feel the information is in error should contact the appropriate agency. In the case of those arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant: all DUI cases reported by law enforcement agencies are reported by the newspaper. The Daily Journal makes no exceptions.


[\ JAMES ELLIOT PERRY James Elliot Perry, 45, of Ukiah passed away June 27, 2006 at Lake Mendocino. James was born October 13, 1960. James had lived in Ukiah his entire life. He was proud of his children, and will be remembered for his love for his family and his strength. James enjoyed swimming, lifting weights and gardening. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 3, 2006 at Lake Mendocino at 10:30 AM., with Pastor Brian Chock Officiation. At 12 noon the inurnment will p.m., Sunday. BOOKING -- Myo Htut Maung, 22, of Union City, was booked into jail on suspicion of receiving stolen goods and transporting marijuana at 3:58 p.m., Sunday. take place at the Ukiah Cemetery. James is survived by his lifetime partner Kenna Piver, daughter Tiffany Perry, sons Joshua Perry & Michael Perry, sister Tina Duke, brothers Michael Tobin, Stewart Hobson, grandchildren Casey Perry passenger traveled off the roadway and sank into the Navarro River near milepost 1.67 on Highway 128 at 12:01 a.m., Saturday. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, John Grow, 63, of Fort Bragg, was driving west on Highway 128 in a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse at a high rate of speed. He failed to negotiate a series of curves in the roadway and the vehicle traveled off the south roadway edge, struck a milepost marker and then traveled through the brush where it overturned and sank into the Navarro River. COLLISION -- Only minor injuries were suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Road 1060, a private road to Camp Mendocino, at 10:35 a.m., Friday. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, Allison Coverston, 22, of Fort Bragg, was driving south on Road 1060 in a 1992 Toyota with three passengers at 15 to 30 miles per hour. William Warren, 33, of Willits, was traveling north on Road 1060 in a 2005 Sterling at approximately 10 miles per hour. The vehicles met in sweeping curve of the roadway and & Kylie Perry and his mother Pat Knight and numerous nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his sister Mary Slaughter and father Frank Perry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eversole Mortuary 462-2206. struck head-on. Both vehicles sustained minor damage and varying degrees of minor injuries. The collision is still under investigation. COLLISION -- Minor to moderate injuries were suffered in a hit-and-run collision between two motorcycles that occurred on U.S. 101 just south of Highway 20 at 8:25 p.m., Friday. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, two motorcycles traveling southbound on U.S. 101 collided, causing both bikes to fall to the ground, ejecting all parties. The driver and passenger of a blue 2006 Honda motorcyle, left unamed in the report, said the driver of a yellow and black street racer-type motorcycle, possibly a Suzuki, had been driving recklessly prior


The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Fort Bragg Police Department. ARREST -- On Saturday evening, the Georgia-Pacific mill site opened its gates for a fireworks show. Only one arrest was made when Fort Bragg Police Officers were called to the Noyo River Jetty area on report of suspicious circumstance. Richard Leon Osburn, 25, of Fort Bragg, was arrested on an outstanding warrent charging him with violation of probation at 8:20 p.m.


The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526.


The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: ARREST -- Luis Corona, 21, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at Lake Mendocino at the south boat ramp Friday. ARREST -- Francisco Barales, 18, of Talmage, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Lake Mendocino Drive at 9:44 p.m., Friday. ARREST -- Richard Wood, 66, of Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on North Main Street in Fort Bragg at 9:22 p.m., Friday. ARREST -- Dennis W. Forrest, 44, of Isleton, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence near Gualala Point Park at 9:50 a.m., Saturday. ARREST -Guido Kaminski, 54, of Cleone, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on State Route 1 at 11:14 a.m., Sunday. ARREST -- Alfredo Solis, 28, of Potter Valley, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at the intersection of Powerhouse Road and Main Street in Potter Valley at 9:56 p.m., Sunday. ARREST -- Cary Chodora, 52, of Eureka, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on State Route 1 at 11:02 p.m., Sunday. ACCIDENT -- Only minor injuries were suffered when a car carrying a driver with one


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The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: BOOKING -- Leonard Britton Azbill, 24, of Covelo, was booked into jail on suspicion of battery and possession of a dangerous weapon at 12:11 a.m., Friday. BOOKING -- Christopher Aaron Berg, 23, of Fort Bragg, was booked into jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance at 9:40 p.m., Friday. BOOKING -- Jeffrey Michael Gabel, 37, of Willits, was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence at 7:26 a.m., Sunday. BOOKING -- Andrew Blake Tucker, 34, of Covelo, was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence at 7:58 a.m., Sunday. BOOKING -- Ian Colin Hay, 27, of Willits, was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and violation of parole at 1:33

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ALANON: Family and friends of alcoholics; noon on Tuesdays, noon on Fridays and 10:30 on Saturdays; Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce Ave.; 463-1867 or 6212721. Alcoholics Anonymous: Daily; call 4627123, Breastfeeding Support Group: meets second Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon and fourth Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Mendocino County Public Health ­ WIC office, 1120 S. Dora; Tess O'Connell, 472-2739. Celebrate Recovery: 12-step group; Fridays; issues include: codependency, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders; Bible based, confidential; teacher/speaker meeting, 7 to 8 p.m.; men's/women's small groups, 8 to 9 p.m.; Ukiah Bible Church, 2140 Arroyo Dr., Ukiah; Dale Higgins, 468-9255, or UBC at 462-0151. Childbirth classes: Learn about nutrition during pregnancy , preparing for childbirthh, breastfeeding and infant safety. Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., 333 Laws Ave., in Ukiah, 472-4603. Council on Domestic Violence: Second Wednesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Public Health Department, 1120 S. Dora St., Conference Room 2, in Ukiah, 472-2699. HCV (Hepatitis C) Education and Support Group for Mendocino County: meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7 PM at 148 Clara in Ukiah. Call MCAVN 462 1932 for more information. La Leche League: Breastfeeding group; meets second Tuesday, various times; Nursery Room at Presbyterian Church, corner of S. Dora and W. Perkins; Margaret Turano, 468-9587. Multiple Sclerosis Self-help Group: People with multiple sclerosis can take one more step toward ending effects of MS at the Ukiah group; sponsored by the National MS Society; 7 p.m.; second Tuesday. Men's Cancer Support Group: Group on summer hiatus, call for one-on-one with staff. A supportive place to share your cancer experience; second and fourth Wednesdays of each month; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; at their new offices at 590 S. Dora St.; Mendocino Cancer Resource Center; 4673828. NAMI: (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Family Support Group) first and third Wednesdays,6:30 p.m.; call 9729040, 485-8033, or 467-9116 for location and information. Nami is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with brain disorers by providing mutal support,education and advocacy. Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings throughout county; 485-9110. New Life Workshop: Do you need help managing your weight? Noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Salvation Army, 714 A S. State St., Ukiah; 468-9577. Overeaters Anonymous: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m.; 741 S. Oak St.; 472-4747. Parkinson's Support Group: Meets third Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brookside, 1199 S. Dora.. Call Jeff at 485-6057. Sweet Success: The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program; support for special pregnancies in which women have diabetes; planning pregnancy or are pregnant, need extra support; 463-7527. T.O.P.S.: (Take off pounds sensibly): Meets from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., every Tuesday, at Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce Ave; Carolyn Madole, 463-0261. T.O.P.S.: Low-cost, non-profit group meets every Tuesday at Autumn Leaves, 425 E. Gobbi St., in the community room. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Meeting is from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Linda MacDonald, 467-2391. T.O.P.S.: Every Thursday at Washington Mutual Building community room, 700 S. State St.; meeting is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; it is a low-cost, weight-reduction support group; call 462-4901 or 485-7801. T.O.P.S.: Every Friday at the Meadows Mobile Court clubhouse, 8686 East Road, Redwood Valley; weigh-in is from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; call 485-8260 or 485-1238. Ukiah Community Center Crisis Line: Need help? Call 463-help (4357) or 1 (800) 575-help (4357). Ukiah Diabetes Education: The Diabetes Education Group; 7 p.m.; second Monday; 463-7698. Ukiah Valley Blood Center/Blood Centers of the Pacific: Mondays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 pm.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 620 Kings Ct., Suite 110; make appointment, donate, schedule blood drive at workplace; 1 (888) 393-GIVE. Weight-loss Surgery Support Group: Free, open to the public, Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch (GRDS) support and information group; Central Valley Bariatrics; 1st Friday; 6 p.m.; Bartlett Hall, Ukiah Senior Center complex, 499 Leslie Street, Ukiah; call Ruth Lorain at 4850455; e-mail, [email protected] Women's Cancer Support Group: Group on summer hiatus, call for one-on-one with staff. A supportive place to share your cancer experience; first and third Thursday of each month; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; at their new offices at 590 S. Dora St.; Mendocino Cancer Resource Center; 467-3828.


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Treatment available for facial pain

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife suffers from trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), for which I am told there is no cure, and there is no guarantee she can be cured if she has an operation for this problem. She was prescribed Tegretol when she first got this problem approximately six years ago, and she had to be taken off it, as it created liver problems. She is presently taking gabapentin, 400 milligrams. I would like to get your view and opinion about what medication can ease the pain. I'd also like the opinion of your readers who have neuralgia and keep it under control. DEAR READER: Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful ailment caused by inflammation of a facial nerve. Ordinarily, the therapy you mentioned controls the pain. However, if it fails to do so, your wife should be examined by a neurologist, who may suggest more involved treatment, such as gamma knife therapy, which uses radiation to reduce inflammation. To give you and your wife related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Managing Chronic Pain." Other readers who would like a copy should send a long, selfaddressed, stamped envelope and $2 to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title. DEAR DR. GOTT: I had to write to you to let you know that I am a faithful user of castor oil for the arthritis in my legs and knees. They were once unbearable, they hurt so badly. I've come a long way since then. I have very little pain, but I will not give up. I continue using it every morning and evening before retiring for bed. I get around much better now without all that pain. Just to inform you, I also have arthritis in my left arm and hand, as I crochet a lot. I'm using the castor oil on my arm also, and it is doing wonders for me. I had to share this with you, as it may help others, too. Just never give up, as sometimes it takes awhile to do any good. I found that out. I have a large bottle of it and will never give up using it as long as I see any progress. Please share this with your readers. DEAR READER: Thanks for writing. I continue to receive readers' testimonials about the castor-oil cure and, indeed, it seems to have merit. To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Understanding Osteoarthritis." Other readers who would like a copy should send a long, selfaddressed, stamped envelope and $2 to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title. Doctor Gott is a practicing physician and the author of the new book "Live Longer, Live Better" (Quill Driver Books,; 1-800-605-7176). If readers would like to contact Dr. Gott, they may write to Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

Yoga student Ginny Waters enjoys a stretch during an on-the-road driving break.

Got yoga, will travel

We often associate yoga practice with a quiet place: Our favorite studio, a special place at home or the 10 square feet occupied by our yoga mat. Life, however, may frequently take us far from the relaxing sanctuary of home. Travel itineraries often leave little room for quiet time. What can we do when we find ourselves on the go, traveling for work or pleasure? Do yoga! Yoga is a help, anywhere and any time. If you have been sitting for hours in an airport or a trafficjammed freeway, your body will be stiff, especially your back, legs and hips. After a long day of travel, your neck and shoulders are likely to be tight. Sleeping in a strange bed or handling the frustrations of long check-in lines is not the best for relaxation! A little on-the-spot yoga is a small gift you can give to yourself. Many yoga poses are great for reducing cramps or aches, increasing circulation and decreasing swelling in the feet. Some airlines now even offer an illustrated yoga routine you can do right in your seat. I've been on a flight that even offered a short yoga film. If you only try one or two of the poses, you'll see it can shift your mood quickly, helping you feel more energized and relaxed. You can even practice invisible yoga by focusing on your breath and simply exhaling slowly! "Sigh" your breath out occasionally and intentionally roll your shoulders back and down as you exhale. Simply bringing your attention to your breathing, taking a moment to feel your body release each breath can be delightfully calming while you stand in line, sit in traffic, or wait for sleep to in a strange bed. Of course, as a yoga teacher, I believe it's ideal to practice a series of yoga poses that addresses every area of the body. However, the world of travel is less than ideal, so when you only have a few minutes or are in a public place there are a number of yoga stretches that can work wonders quickly. Below is one that is a gem for your travel kit. 3. Straighten your legs or slightly bend the knees. Stretch your hands forward and your hips away from your hands. Press your heels into the ground. Take two to five slow, deep breaths. 4. If the stretch feels too much, gently step out of it. Try again with you hands a little higher and/or your knees bent. 5. To release the pose, bend the knees slightly, inhale, step forward, and then stand up. Stand for a moment, breathing steadily, with your arms hanging at your sides. 6. Repeat, rest, continue with other yoga poses, or move on the next part of your full day! Yoga News Our first weekly summer yoga series continues until July 27. The second series begins August 14. There are classes for all levels of fitness and experience, with new both our favorite teachers and teachers new to our studio. We offer passes, drop-ins and series rates. If you are new to our studio, your first yoga class is free. On Saturday July 15, we welcome Kathleen Flanagan for a morning of "Twists and Inversions." Kathleen, who now lives in Caspar, has been teaching yoga around the USA for over 33 years. This workshop will deal with the "untwisting" as well as the twisting and the strengthening needed to do inversions. Also we welcome the monks from Abhayagiri Monastery for our monthly evening of meditation, talk and discussion on July 12th from 7.30-9 p.m. Join us. Donations welcome. Yoga Mendocino's studio is located 206 Mason Street in Ukiah. For more information about our classes and events, or to receive a copy of our summer flyers, please call us at 462-2580, or visit our web site at Maggie Norton, currently serving as Director of Yoga Mendocino, has been teaching for over 20 years. She teaches mixed level classes, as well as specializing in courses for pain and stress reduction. income hearing impaired people unable to afford the care they need to hear better and issues hearing aids from its hearing aid bank at a nominal fee. Anyone who feels he meets the criteria and needs eye care, glasses or hearing aids is encouraged contact Dave Chubon at 462-1010 for more information.

Yoga in my life

By Maggie Norton

Travel itineraries often leave little room for quiet time. What can we do when we find ourselves on the go, traveling for work or pleasure? Do yoga!

On-the-Go Back Relief: Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana) The pose that yoga student Ginny Waters is enjoying in the photo above is one of my all time best for releasing pain and stiffness in the back of the body. It's an essential stretch after you've spent a long time seated. Use a window ledge, table, wall, chair back, kitchen counter or a tree as a support for the pose. 1. Place your hands on your support. Depending on your flexibility (and what's available), they hands can be head, shoulder, or chest height. They should be spread apart just a little wider than your shoulders. If your hamstring muscles (the back of the thighs) are tight, you may want to have your hands higher so that the stretch in your legs and back is comfortable and not painful. 2. Step back a few feet so that your hips are directly over your heels. The crucial point is this: Bend at the hips, not at the waist. serve and restore the gift of sight by providing free ophthalmic examinations, operations and medications to the less fortunate members of our community." Since its organization in 1917, Lions Clubs International has had a service commitment to the community as the primary goal. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at the international convention and challenged the Lions to become the "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." The Lions took up that challenge and since then has been providing service and care to those in darkness. The Redwood Empire Lions Club has provided free eyeglasses and exams to those without insurance and with limited finances since its charter more than 35 years ago. In addition as members of the "Ear of the Lion" Hearing Foundation, the Redwood Empire Lions Club can assist those hearing impaired citizens. The Hearing Foundation is dedicated to assist qualified low


Free eye-care from Redwood Empire Lions Club

As a member of the Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada, Inc., the Redwood Empire Lions Club is able to provide assistance for those in need of surgical eye care but who lack insurance or have limited finances. Qualifying patients can receive free surgical eye care at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. This includes all surgical care, laser treatments, appointments, MRIs, blood draws, diagnostics, EKGs, and numerous other procedures. The foundation will also pay for medications and motel rooms for patients having surgery. The mission of the Lions and the Foundation is "to pre-

Childbirth classes begin

A new six-week childbirth class series begins Thursday, July 13 with ongoing classes that touch on topics of special interest to new parents including: · Growing a healthy baby; · Relaxing during pregnancy; · Enjoying your baby's birth; · Keeping your baby safe. Registration is required. A Spanish-language series begins Tuesday, July 18. For more information, call 4724603.

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A marked difference

To the Editor: Just a comment on the Redwood Academy. I don't know the politics on the petition refusal in the June 22 article in the Daily Journal, however I do know that no one likes to support their own competition especially when the competition is doing a better job than you are. I went to the Redwood Academy's graduation and saw a bond between school teachers and students, a realization that each had excelled in what they were there for. The young adults knew where they had been and more important what they were going to do and where they were going to go. Both students and teachers experienced a deep bond. That's teaching! I also went to the Ukiah High School ceremony where I experienced a 180. They accomplished none of the things they wanted to. The main plus for the year was Disney Land and Lake Mendocino. There weren't the voices of young adults prepared to go forth, but of children caught in their playpen. If the people would have seen both as I did, they would not have clapped their hands, they would have booed! Why would anyone want to send their kids to a school that by the speakers words "Didn't accomplish any thing we started except Disneyland and Lake Mendocino?" Bruce Heady Redwood Valley

The 4th by the numbers

As you wave the Stars and Stripes today on this 230th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, here's some food for thought: · In 1776 there were 2.5 million people living in the colonies. Today we are fast approaching the 300 million mark (expected some time in October, according to the Census Bureau). · $5.5 million is the 2005 dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags; the vast majority of this amount ($5 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. · $993,000 is the dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2005. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $529,000 worth. · $349 million is the annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation's manufacturers. · 34 million is the 2004 number of foreign-born residents in the United States; they accounted for 12 percent of the nation's total population. Another 30 million Americans were "second-generation," meaning that at least one of their parents was born abroad. As of 2004, 53 percent of the nation's foreign-born population was born in Latin America. · 946,000 is the number of immigrants granted legal permanent residence in the United States during fiscal year 2004. More than 1-in-4 settled in California. · 537,000 is the number of people who became naturalized U.S. citizens during fiscal 2004 (Oct. 1, 2003 to Sept. 30, 2004). Mexico contributed the highest number of naturalized citizens in 2004 (63,800), followed by India (38,000), the Philippines (31,400), Vietnam (27,500) and China (27,300). · 150 million is the number of hot dogs (all varieties) expected to be consumed by Americans on this holiday. That's one frankfurter for every two people. · 7.3 billion pounds is the total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2005. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for over one-sixth of the nation's total production. And if they did not come from Texas, they very well may have come from Nebraska (4.5 billion pounds) or Kansas (4 billion pounds). · 6 is the number of states in which the revenue from broiler chickens was $1 billion or greater between December 2004 and November 2005. There is a good chance that one of these states -- Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi or Texas -- is the source of your barbecued chicken. · More than 68 million is the number of Americans who said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year. It's probably safe to assume a lot of these events took place on Independence Day. · $201.9 million is the value of fireworks imported from China in 2005, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($211 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $14.9 million in 2005, with Australia purchasing more than any other country ($4.4 million). · $17.3 million is the value of U.S. manufacturers' shipments of fireworks in 2002. Have a safe and happy Fourth!

(All figures from the U.S. Census Bureau)



Lawmakers still in the dark

News reports in the late 1990s were full of stories about late-year conferences state legislators attended each year at an expensive resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui - meetings staged by the state prison guards union. The meetings, with some "sessions" apparently held in the surf, drew fire from editorialists and were part of the climate of seeming corruption that eventually produced the recall election of 2003 as a backlash. One year, 42 lawmakers attended, most saying they were paying their expenses out of campaign funds, some of which had been contributed by the prison guards. The next year, three of the four top legislative leaders attended, with two saying they'd gone only to "hear what these people have to say." Public disgust led to an end of these sessions after the 1999 version. But a similar meeting conducted late this spring with primary election campaigns in full swing now raises the suspicion that legislators still don't understand the concept of conflict of interest. Let's spell it out for them here: If you take money from a corporation, individual or organization and then vote for something that would put far more money into the contributor's pocket, that's at least the appearance of a conflict. Generally, it's impossible to prove when a vote has been flat-out bought. But it can be very easy to see public policy following after campaign contributions. If you are the insurance commissioner, for instance, you had better not take money from insurance companies or their agents and then give them large rate increases. If you are the governor, it may not be wise to take money from car dealers and then soften or suspend state lemon laws. Similarly, it's not cool to take a sizeable donation from a software company and then hand it a no-bid contract to serve state computers. California has seen all these things in the last few years. Ousted Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush followed the precise agenda of the companies that funded his campaigns. Car dealers are among the biggest contributors to current Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has softened lemon laws and other consumer protections. He or his appointees have done the same kinds of things for telephone and natural gas companies on his big-buck donor list. Ex-Gov. Gray Davis often seemed to do the bidding of labor unions and companies that funded him. Now comes Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez of East Los Angeles, carrying a bill that would radically change the rules of cable television to benefit AT&T and other big phone companies. Rather than compel cable providers to seek franchises from cities and counties and work out contracts with them, Nunez would give AT&T, Verizon and other phone giants the right to sell video along with their current telephone and Internet offerings. It may be that this change would save consumers $1 billion or more, as a UC Berkeley study paid for by AT&T concluded. (A separate report on drug trials last year found that studies paid for by pharmaceutical companies were five times more likely to produce favorable results for the drug than trials paid for by others. Could the same bought-conclusions phenomenon have been at work in the Berkeley cable TV study?) Whether the study is accurate or not, Nunez provided cynics with plenty of ammunition during the primary season when he allowed AT&T to honor him at a Pebble Beach fundraiser for the state Democratic Party. The event reportedly raised several million dollars for the party, which can use it to back candidates whose own fundraising is severely limited by the 2000 Proposition 34. Dozens of corporations, unions and casino Indian tribes also forked over to hobnob with the speaker and other lawmakers at the Speaker's Cup gathering. Nunez, of course, insisted that he would have sponsored the cable bill, which figures to benefit AT&T more than any other company, even if it had not sponsored the Monterey County event. As with the contributions to Quackenbush, Schwarzenegger and Davis, no one can prove a direct quid pro quo arrangement between Nunez and AT&T. But the appearance is certainly there. The fact this raises eyebrows at all shows that a lot has changed over the last 40 years. "Money is the mother's milk of politics," is the aphorism for which that era's Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh is best remembered. But Unruh also liked to say that "If you can't eat their (donors') food, drink their booze, (see) their women and still vote against them the next day, you don't belong here." Maybe politicians then were strong enough to live up to that dictum. But few would trust today's versions so far. That's why it's imperative they at last begin to understand what makes something a conflict of interest and how it creates the perception of corruption.

Court view

To the Editor: If it has been a while since you visited the Mendocino County Court House, you will notice some changes. Finding a parking space has not changed and requires guessing how long your court visit will take. That can be a real challenge since the time frames are related to the schedules of the many people involved in court business not your own plans. If one and a half hours will suffice, you can park on the streets around the court house. For more time than that, you will need to walk a bit farther. Keep in mind that you can no longer enter this centrally located building from School Street or Standley Street. The entrances are only from State Street and Perkins Street. The State Street entrance is an opportunity for a cardio experience, walking up the 25 steps may save you a work out on the stepmaster. The entrance on Perkins Street is the Court's answer to the requirement for a handicapped accessible entrance. Having parked on Perkins Street I used this entrance. You will find that Mendocino County has entered the world that is trying to be "safe" in a world that is seen as being unsafe. We now have to go through metal detectors and have an xray search of anything that you are carrying. It is much like the airports experience. If you have a short nail file that is usually in your purse, leave it at home. Otherwise it will join mine. I had to remove my short nail file from my purse and place it on the little white tray. I do not remember when I last used that nail file, it just gets moved from purse to purse in case it is ever needed. It always seemed like a good idea to be prepared. I think I will miss it, but not replace it, since I plan to go to the court house again. When you leave the building you will find that it has vanished from site, never to be seen by you again. Leaving my nail file behind, it was up the stairs to the first floor. One might think that you enter on the first floor and when you go up a flight of steps you are then on the second floor. You would be wrong. At the court house what might seem to be the first floor from the Perkins Street entrance is called the ground floor. The next floor, where you enter the court house from State Street, is the first floor. I guess that is what happens when several decades later a three

story addition is added to the former twostory court house. In the first floor lobby there is a menu board telling who is located in the building and where they are located. It is most helpful for new and infrequent visitors. Down the hall, next to the pay phone, is a list of the cases that are to be heard and in what court room. I decided to observe in Courtroom H. It had the longest list of citizens appearing that morning. You can take an elevator up to court room H which is listed as being on the fifth floor. Looking at the Court House from State Street it looks to me as if there are 3 floors. However the elevator buttons

identify the floors as ground floor, first, third and fifth floors. Floors two and four are accessible only by stairs. It was an interesting morning, seeing how many different people and departments are needed for "the protection of the public safety" as required in our State Constitution. Observing the court process gives a brief insight into who does what to keep the citizens safe. Knowing how our system works helps us to be informed citizens. Give it a try. Dotty Coplen Ukiah


President George Bush: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500; (202) 456-1111, FAX (202)456-2461. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: State Capitol, Sacramento, 95814. (916) 445-2841; FAX (916)445-4633 Sen. Barbara Boxer: 112 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510; (202)224-3553; San Francisco, (415) 4030100 FAX (415) 956-6701 Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510. (202)224-3841 FAX (202) 228-3954; San Francisco (415) 393-0707; [email protected] Congressman Mike Thompson: 1st District, 231 Cannon Office Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20515. (202) 225-3311; FAX (202)225-4335. Fort Bragg district office, 430 N. Franklin St., PO Box 2208, Fort Bragg 95437; 962-0933,FAX 962-0934; rep Assemblywoman Patty Berg: State Assembly District 1, Capitol, Rm. 2137, Sacramento, 95814. (916) 319-2001; Santa Rosa, 576-2526; FAX, Santa Rosa, 5762297. Berg's field representative in Ukiah office located at 104 W. Church St, Ukiah, 95482, 463-5770. The office's fax number is 463-5773. E-mail to: [email protected] Senator Wes Chesbro: State Senate District 2, Capitol Building, Room 5100, Sacramento, 95814. (916) 445-3375; FAX (916) 323-6958. Ukiah office is P.O. Box 785, Ukiah, 95482, 468-8914, FAX 4688931. District offices at 1040 Main St., Suite 205, Napa, 94559, 224-1990, 50 D St., Suite 120A, Santa Rosa, 95404, 576-2771, and 317 3rd St., Suite 6, Eureka, 95501, 4456508. Email: [email protected] Mendocino County Supervisors: Michael Delbar, 1st District; Jim Wattenburger, 2nd District; Hal Wagenet, 3rd District; Kendall Smith, 4th District; David Colfax, 5th District. All can be reached by writing to 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, 95482, 463-4221, FAX 463-4245. [email protected]


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days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. In the 1928 event the second place finisher was a 62 year old Zuni who had run from northern New Mexico to San Francisco just to enter the race. Proceeds from the Grace Hudson Museum's Legends celebration and reception will be used to help establish the museum's new native plant garden. The garden will feature plants utilized in daily life by Native Americans and will be part of the museum's regular tour. For more information about this community celebration, please visit or www.gracehudsonmuseum.or g, or telephone the Mendocino County Promotional Alliance at (707) 462-7417. and applicants will be notified of their acceptance in August. Leadership Mendocino meets one day a month for 10 months in various locations throughout the county. The program presents information and ideas from local and outside experts on a variety of subjects related to leadership, community issues and quality of life in Mendocino County. Topics covered include agriculture, the arts, health care, the economy, government and education. Class includes an overnight retreat. In addition to classes, the group sponsors leadership seminars and an annual fundraiser. For more information on Leadership Mendocino or to obtain an application, call the group at 462-7196, or E-mail: [email protected]


HazMobile collects in Ukiah on July 8

The HazMobile household hazardous waste site will be open in Ukiah Saturday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept dangerous chemicals that can't go in the trash. The HazMobile also features a "free store" with likenew usable products including paint, available without charge to the public. The collection site at 298 Plant Rd., located behind the County Animal Shelter, is open every Tuesday (except July 4) throughout the year and the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The HazMobile is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes). When bringing materials to the HazMobile, the public should be careful that items are kept in their original containers (except motor oil which can be consolidated), that nothing is leaking, and that all containers are tied down. Toxic items like paint, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, solvents, acids, bases, toxic cleaners, mercury, household batteries and fluorescent light tubes are accepted by the HazMobile. Explosives and road flares are excluded. Motor oil, vehicle batteries, computer monitors and televisions can be recycled at the Ukiah Transfer Station, 3151 Taylor Drive, open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The HazMobile collects at some location in Mendocino or Lake Counties almost every weekend. The schedule and more information is available by calling the local Recycling Hotline, 468-9704, or on the internet at Young at [email protected] or call 937-1686. The hiking dates are: · Sunday, July 9: Russian Gulch Waterfall Loop, about six miles, (four hours), moderate difficulty. Pay day use fee at the park gate and meet in the recreation center parking lot. · Sunday, July 23: Van Damme Fern Canyon to the Pygmy Forest; five miles, (three hours), moderate. Meet at beach parking area. One short, steep climb. · Sunday, Aug. 6: Big River Beach and watershed, six miles, (three hours), easy. Meet at Big River Beach below Mendocino Village. Will be on the beach and old haul (logging) road. · Sunday, Aug. 20: Mendocino Headlands Loop, four miles, (three hours), easy hiking with many scenic breaks along the ocean. Meet at parking area on Heeser Street (off Lansing) in Mendocino Village. · Sunday, Sept. 3: Glass Beach to Ward Avenue along MacKerricher Beach, including a possible crossing of the soon-to-be-restored Pudding Creek Trestle. Easy, five miles with scenic breaks. For meeting place, call 937-1686. Trail Ratings: Easy means shorter distance, little or no elevation gain or loss with fairly level ground. Moderate means longer distance, some elevation gain or loss with some broken ground. Point Cabrillo DocentLead History Walks: Point Cabrillo Light Station State Park and Nature Preserve will offer 11 a.m. docent-led history hikes through the 300acre park every Sunday during the summer. Meet at the Farmhouse Visitor Center parking on Point Cabrillo Drive at the entrance to the light station. Walks include a tour of the Frolic gold-rush era shipwreck site and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, a marine education exhibit and the lightkeeper's Residence museum. For more information on Point Cabrillo, visit or call 937-0816.

Summer reading at Ukiah Library has begun

The Mendocino County Library summer reading program has begun. The library is sponsoring a free summer reading club open to children in second through fifth grades. Interested parties are asked to sign up at the front desk. A reading log and a book bag will be given to all participants, prizes and certificates will be awarded at summer's end. Other coming events at the library are planned for Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. On July 5 will be a reptile show with Cyndi Diekmann and Greg Frost. July 12 brings the Willits 4-H rabbit group. July 19 will be animal action with Charlene Light, including stories, music, movement and art. On July 26, Sage Mountainfire will offer dog rescue and training tips. August 12 will bring storytelling with Dorothy Gayle Haas. Finally, on August 9, children can have fun stamping around with Emmy Good and her animal friends. The Ukiah Library is located at 105 N. Main St., on the corner of Main and Perkins. For more information, contact Ina Gordon, the children's librarian, at 463-4153.

Cellars on Friday, Sept. 15. The dinner/auction tickets for Sept. 16 are $125 per person ­ seating is limited so order your tickets early. Call Rachel Kradin at 1-800-4496483 or go online at

Third annual `Legends' Run coming

On Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, Ukiah commemorates and celebrates two Native American foot races. The ultra-marathons were run from San Francisco to Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1927 and 1928. The Grace Hudson Museum holds a reception on Friday afternoon, July 28, and hosts a run/walk on Saturday morning the 29th. The run/walk finish line is in the Sun House Park adjacent to the Museum. The July 28th Reception will include presentations about the Redwoods Marathon. Activities on July 29th begin at 8:30am with the North Coast Striders' 6-mile run and 3-mile walk/run, on a course that follows level paved roads. The awards ceremony for the run will be at 10:15am. U.S. Highway 101 and U.S. Highway 199 connected San Francisco to Grants Pass, Oregon, in the 1920s. Eager to promote travel and tourism along this route, The Redwood Empire Association in San Francisco and The Caveman Association of Grants Pass promoted the "Redwood Highway" by staging a marathon from San Francisco to Grants Pass, 480 miles, the "longest race of its kind in history." The first Redwoods Marathon was held in 1927, the second (and last) in 1928. Given the length and difficulty of the event the participants were all Native Americans, a people that historically had integrated running into their culture. The 1927 event was won by a 23year-old Karuk named Mad Bull with a winning time of 7

Leadership Mendocino accepting applications

Leadership Mendocino, the county-wide non-profit group whose mission is to educate "people who want to make a difference in our community," has applications available for the next class year which begins in September. Applications are available at the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. School St., or via E-mail (as a PDF file) from program director Rusty Eddy at red[email protected] Any resident of Mendocino County may apply. Applicants should show a genuine commitment to building community in Mendocino County, should be willing to commit to the hours required (approximately 120 over the year) and should have an endorsement from their employer. Tuition for the 2006/2007 class year is $600 per person. Applications will be accepted through the end of July. Interviews will be scheduled beginning in July

Eating disorder support group forming

An eating disorder support group for adolescents is now forming. This will be led by a certified therapist in a Ukiah office. For more information, or if interested in joining, call 354-0612. Parents with questions are welcome to call also.

Pure Mendocino needs volunteers for September event

The Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County is organizing its Second Annual Pure Mendocino events for September 15-17. Pure Mendocino is a celebration of Mendocino County's leadership in organic and sustainable lifestyles, and a benefit for the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County. Volunteers are needed to assist with meal preparation, food and beverage service, event setup and event cleanup in the Ukiah area. A staff dinner will be provided for some volunteer positions. The Friday, Sept. 15 event will take place at Parducci Wine Cellars, featuring tastings of organic and biodynamically grown wines and foods, 4-7 p.m. The Saturday, Sept. 16 dinner/auction event will be located at winemaker Paul Dolan's Dark Horse Ranch outside of Ukiah, 4-9 p.m., and will feature a menu of organically grown fare. Farm tours are being scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 17. For volunteer sign ups, please call Rachel Kradin at CRC, 1-800-449-6483. CRCMC's mission is to provide free services to Mendocino County residents, family, and friends facing cancer by providing a wide range of information, support and advocacy. All of the funds raised at this event stays in the county. Tickets to the events are now available. A contribution of $20 at the door will admit one for the tastings at Parducci Wine

Redwood Valley Community Market seeking vendors

Interested in selling fruits, vegetables and crafts in addition to having fun at a local market? Redwood Valley Community Market is in its third season and it is growing. The market is seeking vendors with produce, crafts, and certified prepared foods. Redwood Valley Community Market meets on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the season is beginning on July 23 and concluding on Oct. 15. There is a weekly or seasonal rate for vendors. For additional information and to apply, please call 485-6523.

Comments invited on OHV applications

The Mendocino National Forest is requesting comments on proposed applications for cooperative agreements with the California Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The agreements would support facility operations and maintenance, trail maintenance, law enforcement, and restoration. Copies of the draft agreements are now on view at : or hardcopies may be obtained from Mike Burmann, Upper Lake Ranger District OHV manager. You may send your requests for drafts or comments to the Mendocino National Forest, Attn: Mike Burmann, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, Calif., 95988 or call (530) 934-3316 or (530) 963-3128. Submit comments electronically to [email protected] or to the above listed address, no later than July 21, 2006.

Spaghetti Dinner benefit set for Friday, July 14

The Fort Bragg Fire Department will be hosting a spaghetti dinner benefit on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. at 141 N. Main St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. Advance tickets are available at the Fort Bragg Fire Dept. at 141 N. Main St.; Redwood Investments at 319 N. Main St.; and Fort Bragg Credit Union at 120 N. Franklin St., make checks payable to the Fort Bragg Fire Dept. This benefit dinner is being held to help the Sanderson family pay for medical and travel expenses for Crystal Sanderson and her family. Crystal is undergoing treatment for a large tumor at the UCSF Medical Center. For more information, call

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State parks in Mendocino County offer summer Sunday hikes

A series of special hikes for the whole family have been scheduled for July, August and September in Van Damme, Russian Gulch, Big River, Mendocino Headlands and MacKerricher State Parks. The parks are located in the Mendocino VillageCity of Fort Bragg area. Lead by State Parks Volunteers Bill Adams and Louise Young, interested hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. for each Sunday hike (dates below). They need to bring water, a light lunch, hat, light jacket, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. No pets will be permitted on the hikes. For directions or more information, email volunteer hike leaders Adams and

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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL District 35 9-10 year old Tournament · North Ukiah All-Stars vs. Coast Youth, 5:30 p.m. at NULL Complex District 35 10-11 year old Tournament · South Ukiah All-Stars vs. Willits-Redwood at Willits, 5:30 p.m.

Sorenstam ends 10-year drought at Open

Sorenstam back on top, with convincing playoff victory

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press


LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL District 35 Majors Tournament · North Ukiah All-Stars vs. Fort Bragg, 5:30 p.m. at SULL Complex District 35 9-10 year old Tournament · South Ukiah All-Stars vs. winner of Fort Bragg/Cloverdale, 5:30 p.m. at NULL Complex


WATER POLO · Ukiah Dolphins water polo at H20 Polo Tourney, Santa Rosa Junior College UKIAH SPEEDWAY Chuck Williams Memorial · Auto racing, Legend Cars, Late Models, Pro 4 Modifieds, Bandoleros, Modifieds, Bombers, Real Stocks, 6:30 p.m. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL District 35 Majors Tournament · South Ukiah All-Stars vs. winner of North Ukiah All-Stars/Fort Bragg, 11 a.m. at SULL Complex -Calendar listings are culled from the most recent schedules provided by the schools and organizations in our coverage area. Please report schedule changes or incorrect listings to The Daily Journal Sports Department at 468-3518.

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Annika Sorenstam holds the 2006 U.S. Women's Open trophy Monday, her first in 10 tries.

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Annika Sorenstam seized control from the start Monday, eager to prove her point. She won the U.S. Women's Open after 10 years of frustration, and delivered a defiant answer about her place in the game and her so-called slump. Walking briskly between shots,

leaving Pat Hurst behind on the fairways and on the scorecard, Sorenstam turned the 18-hole playoff into a snoozer at Newport Country Club with a 1-under 70 for a four-shot victory. It was the largest margin of victory in a playoff at the major since Kathy Cornelius won by seven shots 50 years ago. Sorenstam led by five shots at the turn, but she didn't celebrate until tapping in for par on the final hole, placing the putter behind her neck and raising her head in utter relief.

"It's fantastic," she said. "It's been a long wait. On the way, I learned a lot. The way the season has gone, to win the Open is pretty ironic." Sorenstam won her 10th major championship, tied with Babe Zaharias for fourth all-time and only five majors behind Patty Berg in LPGA Tour history. She has won a major in each of the last six years, the second-longest streak in LPGA history.

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MLB Detroit at Oakland, 2 p.m. (FSN) San Francisco at Colorado, 5 p.m. (FSN) WORLD CUP SOCCER Germany vs. Italy, Semifinal, 11:55 a.m.(ESPN) TENNIS Wimbledon, Women's Quarterfinals, 10 a.m. (NBC)

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MLB San Francisco at Colorado, 6 p.m. (FSN) BOXING Wednesday Night Fights, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2) WORLD CUP SOCCER France vs. Portugal, Semifinal, 11:55 a.m. (ESPN) TENNIS Wimbledon, Men's Quarterfinals, 10 a.m. (NBC)


Six-A-Side Soccer Tournament Aug. 19

The Ukiah Host Lions and the Ryan Rones Dickey Memorial Soccer Fund are sponsoring a six-a-side soccer tournament for high school age boys and girls on Aug. 19 at Ukiah High School. Games begin at 8 a.m. and will go until about 5 p.m. Entry fee is $150 per team and applications can be picked up at 601 N. State Street or via e-mail at [email protected] Applications are due by Aug. 1. For more information call 468-5711.

Margaret Vaughan Memorial Softball Tournament July 22-23

The Ukiah Women's Athletic Association is holding the 29th annual Margaret Vaughan Memorial Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament July 22-23. The Tournament is double elimination, and a fee of $185 is due before July 10, and goes up to $200 after. Deadline to register is July 18. For more information call 972-1719.

Ukiah Lions Youth Football & Cheerleader sign ups

The Ukiah Lions Youth Football & Cheer will be holding sign ups for football players and cheerleaders on July 8 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Anton Stadium. For more information call Chuck Thornhill at 485-7600.

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German team captain Michael Ballack will lead his nation into World Cup semifinal action against Italy today at noon.

Ballack has gone from communist prodigy to capitalist superstar

By JIM LITKE The Associated Press

City of Ukiah 2006 CoEd Softball Season

The City of Ukiah Community Service Department announces the beginning of the 2006 Co-Ed Softball Season. League play is scheduled to begin in mid-August and run through October. Sponsor fees are $350 per team and $30 per player. The sponsor fee is due at the time of registration, and player fees will be collected from team managers at the first game. Registration will be accepted through July 28. Registration forms or additional infortmation is available at the City of Ukiah Recreation Department or at

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Michael Ballack battles with U.S. player Eddie Pope in international competition.

BERLIN -- Three weeks of sparkling soccer has done what six decades of soul-searching could not: It's made Germans proud to be German again, and prouder still of national team captain Michael Ballack, the communist sports prodigy who left the East to become a capitalist star in the West. Trace the arc of Ballack's career and it reads like a founding legend that modern Germany would write for itself. Born in 1976 in the eastern half of a still-divided nation, his parents sent their 7-year-old son to play for the local club in Chemnitz, a city known as KarlMarx-Stadt at the time. Even then, the deftness of Ballack's touch and his skill with both feet marked him as something special. By his third season, Ballack was delivering goals

for the town's youth team with the precocity of a young Wayne Gretzky -- 57 in only 16 games -- and so began his climb up the ladder of the statecontrolled sports system. It might have plateaued right there, leaving Ballack, like hundreds of topflight East German athletes, with little more to show for it than a decent apartment and a car. But then the wall came down in 1989, and suddenly he was staring at a wide world of possibilities. In the years that followed, Ballack rounded out his game and became a fixture at bigger and wealthier German club teams in the Bundesliga and, finally, the field general for fabled Bayern Munich. Now, two months shy of his 30th birthday and acclaimed as one of the finest midfielders in the

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Ukiah Dolphins Swim Club Fundraising BBQ July 1

The Ukiah Dolphins Swim Club would like to invite retired Dolphin swimmers, their families, friends, and the general public to a fundraising BBQ in Todd Grove Park on Saturday, July 1 from 6-9 p.m. The Dolphins, in coordination with the Ukiah Soroptimist and the City of Ukiah, are working together to support the renovation of the Ukiah city pool and the associated complex. The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages eight and under, with cobbler dessert available for an additional $1. For tickets, please call Kristin at 462-3594 or Sheryn at 489-5346.



Scaturro comes through for Mendo Sharks sign Grier

All-Empire standout pitches complete game and hits sixth inning double for go-ahead run

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Ukiah Dolphins Swim Team Registration

The Ukiah Dolphins is a year round competitive swim club for children aged five through 18. Any child that can swim 25 yards continuously may join the Dolphins. The hot summer months are a great time to get your child

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YOUNTVILLE ­ Ukiah High School All-Empire standout Tyler Scaturro pitched the Mendo Joe Dimaggio League team to a 3-2 victory and came through with the game-winning RBI as Mendo closed out its play at the Keith Connelly Fourth of July Invitational with a 3-2 win over Vacaville Monday. Mendo finished 2-1, second in Pool 2 play to San Bruno. By virtue of a 9-6, opening day to San Bruno, Mendo did not advance to the medal round. "It's unfortunate, but head-to-head matchups are the initial tie-breaker," said Mendo head coach Mario Scaturro. "That was a tough loss."

Even with the loss, Mendo improved to 17-3 as it gears up for the postseason. Mario Scaturro also said that Mendo will have Jason Chapman back for its end of season run. "We'll get Jason back this Friday, and I'm trying to schedule a couple of scrimmages before the postseason," Scaturro said. "We're going to get some batting practice in this week and we'll be ready to go. It'll be nice to have Jason back for our last leg." After Vacaville jumped out to a 1-0 first inning lead Monday, Mendo answered back in the third inning as Avery Cooper scored on a wild pitch to tie the score. Vacaville got back in front again in the fourth inning, 2-1, but after a Mark Pedersen single scored Cooper to tie the score at 2-2, Tyler Scaturro delivered with a double that scored Aaron Bauman

for a 3-2 lead. Scaturro gave up five hits in the victory and struck out five, and got some key defensive help from left-handed second base fill-in Devin Jackson and shortstop Joaquin Lopez, who came through with a clutch double play in the sixth inning with Vacaville runners in scoring position. "We were kind of a motley crew out there today, and I think when Vacaville looked at us I saw it in their eyes they were going to pounce," Mario Scaturro said. "We were kind of tired, and dirty, but we were ready to play. When we got on the field, we were sharp." Mendo heads into its postseason starting July 14-16 at the Joe Dimaggio League Regionals in Yountville. By virtue of its regular season record, Mendo will not have to play in the North Bay playoffs July 11-12.

By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mike Grier agreed to a three-year, $5.3 million contract with the San Jose Sharks, his agent said Monday. Jay Fee told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres, Grier's former team, also expressed interest in re-signing his client, but the veteran forward elected to go with the Sharks.

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Mendocino College youth and high school football camps

Mendocino College will host a youth football camp from July 10-14 and a high school football camp on July 21. Both camps will be held at Mendocino College from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. each day, and the cost is $90. This is a full contact camp for ages 614. The high school camp will run from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., the cost is $25, and it is a position specific camp for high school age football players. Any questions about either camp can be directed to Mike Mari at 707468-3098.

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involved in swimming. Children are placed into different swimming groups depending on their ability and age. For more information leave a message by calling the Ukiah Dolphin Swim Team office at 463-5253, ext. 1301.

Ukiah Golf Junior Open July 12

The Ukiah Golf Junior Open is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12. The tournament matches boys in age groups of 17-16, 15-14, 13-12, 11-10, and 9-and-under. Applications and information about the tournament can be obtained at the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course or by calling Paul Shimmin at 468-0501.

Hushovd regains yellow jersey

By JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press

Youth Soccer Camp Scholarship applicants wanted

The Scholarship Committee is looking for applicants for the Ryan Rones Dickey Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is available for attendance at soccer camps. Applicants must be dedicated to the game of soccer, hard-working and have a good attitude. Please pick up an application at 601 N State St. or call 468-5711. Please submit the application two weeks before the start of camp. Donations will be gratefully accepted at 601 N State St.

2006 Ukiah Triathlon Training Sessions

Triathlon coach and personal trainer Mike Cannon will be conducting a custom 14-week training program in preparation for the 2006 Ukiah Triathlon. The program is designed for all levels and offers weekly Saturday morning group workouts in a fun, non-competitive format. For questions or additional information, call 468-5823.


An article in Monday's Daily Journal stated that the Mendo Joe Dimaggio Leage baseball team lost to San Bruno 6-2 in the first game of pool play at the Keith Connelly Fourth of July Invitational Friday. The correct score would have had Mendo losing, 9-6. To place an announcement in the "Community Sports Digest," contact The Ukiah Daily Journal Sports Department by phone at 468-3518. You may also mail your listing to 590 S. School Street, Ukiah, Calif., 95482, e-mail it to [email protected], or fax it to us at 468-3544. Because the "Community Sports Digest" is a FREE service, no guarantees can be made on the frequency of a listing's appearance in The Daily Journal. To assure your event maximum publicity, please contact either our classified (4683535) or display advertising (4683510) departments.

7th Annual Shane Huff's NorCal Soccer Academy

Ukiahan Shane Huff is offering a soccer camp for youth from ages 5-18 at Pomolita Middle School Track from July 17-21. A full day session is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 10 and up for $125 (includes ball and T-shirt); half day session for 7-9-year-olds from 9 a.m. to noon for $75 (includes ball) and half day session for 5-6-yearolds. from 9:30 a.m. to noon for $65 (includes ball). Register early (by June 30) and pay only $110 for the all day session. Call Pam at 468-5088 to register or email for an application at [email protected] Team discounts are available.

Mendocino College Commuter Volleyball Camp Aug. 7-11

Mendocino College is offering a commuter volleyball camp in Mendocino county the week of Aug. 711. The camp is divided into two sessions: Grades 7-9 from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and Grades 10-12 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The camp will be held at Mendocino College and run by local coaches. Fee for the camp is $80 and the camp will limit the numbe of participants. For more information and a brochure call Ed Schweitzer at 462-3382.

ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, Luxembourg -- Norway's Thor Hushovd reclaimed the overall Tour de France lead from George Hincapie on Monday during a sweltering ride in which Australia's Robbie McEwen captured the second stage in a sprint finish. Hincapie, the fourth American to wear the leader's yellow jersey in the 103-year history of the Tour, dropped to fourth overall. Belgium's Tom Boonen is second and McEwen third. McEwen, a sprinter from the Davitamon-Lotto team, was followed by Boonen in the 137-mile stage. Hushovd was third after his left shoe popped out of its pedal in the final stretch. This was the ninth stage victory in nine Tours for McEwen. He is trying to win the green jersey as the three-

week race's best sprinter, a title he captured in 2002 and 2004. The route from Obernai in eastern France was the second-longest stage in this year's race. Riders had to withstand intense sunshine, with road temperatures climbing to nearly 122 degrees. "It makes a long hard day. You have to drink a lot," McEwen said. Hushovd rebounded from an accident Sunday in which his right arm was sliced open by a large cardboard hand that a fan was holding over the safety barriers. He needed stitches and said Monday it was hard to move his arm. But in the final sprint "you forget the pain," he said. "I've got the yellow jersey. I can't complain." Race officials began restricting giveaways near the finish line of the large green hands, which are given to spectators as a promotion. chise-record 52 regular-season games and clinch the team's first playoff berth since 2001. He finished with 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists) in 81 games last season -- his lowest point total since registering 15 in 1997-98 with Edmonton. But he scored a career-high four game-winning goals while usually playing against an opposing team's top line. Grier added three goals and five assists in 18 playoff games. His addition bolsters the Sharks' depth at forward after the team lost two players in and off the green. Sorenstam fired through the ball, and it spun off the back of the green to 6 feet away. Hurst left her birdie putt 10 feet short, and her par putt didn't even reach the hole. Sorenstam poured her putt into the middle of the cup, quickly building a two-shot lead. On the next hole, Hurst hit another wedge that stopped 4 feet below the hole, and it looked as though she might get both strokes back when Sorenstam hit her approach 40 feet above the hole, trickling it down to 4 feet. Hurst pulled her birdie putt, Sorenstam made her par, and the rout was on. "I didn't make any putts. That was what probably kept me back," Hurst said. "If I could have made some putts, it would have been closer, I could have put pressure on her." Sorenstam added an 8-foot birdie putt on the third hole to lead by three, and Hurst was at her worst at No. 6. Hurst drove into the face of a bunker, laid up in the left rough and hit wedge to about

Hushovd, the green jersey winner of the last Tour, took the race lead Saturday, beating Hincapie by fractions of a second in the opening prologue time trial. But shrewd riding by Hincapie on Sunday helped the former teammate of Lance Armstrong take the yellow jersey from Hushovd -- if only for a day. Hushovd got it back Monday by collecting bonus seconds in sprints along the route and for his third-place finish. He now hoped to keep it at least until the first long time trial of this Tour on Saturday. "I wanted to get it back," he said. Hincapie said he wasn't disappointed that he lost the yellow jersey. "It was great, a really special feeling, something I've always wanted to do," Hincapie said. "To have it for a day is a big accomplishment for me." free agency, center Alyn McCauley and left wing Scott Thornton. Both signed with Los Angeles. Grier is the second player the Sabres have lost to free agency after stalwart defenseman Jay McKee signed with St. Louis on Saturday. Buffalo acquired Grier in March 2004 in a deal with Washington. Grier spent his first six seasons with Edmonton, where he enjoyed his best season, scoring 20 goals and 24 assists in 199899. In 693 career games, Grier has 112 goals and 155 assists for 267 points. 25 feet above the hole. Sorenstam went from the rough to a muddy bunker 40 yards from the hole, chunked her shot and had 65 feet for par. They both lagged nicely, but Hurst jabbed her 3-foot putt and it lipped out, giving her a double bogey. That put her four shots behind through seven holes, and Hurst dropped another shot on the ninth by missing a 6-foot par putt. She went out in 4-over 39, trailing Sorenstam by five shots. It was such a blowout that Hurst did not have honors on the tee until No. 14, following Sorenstam's bogey on the par3 13th. Sorenstam was at her best, piping it down the middle of the fairway and staying away from trouble. She missed only four greens in the playoff, putting enormous pressure on her opponent. Hurst had made 16 birdies through four rounds of regulation, by far the most at Newport, but only made one in the playoff. Sorenstam won for the 68th time in her career, leaving her 20 short of Kathy Whitworth's all-time record of 88.



(x-advanced to second round) FIRST ROUND GROUP A W x-Germany 3 x-Ecuador 2 Poland 1 Costa Rica 0 Friday, June 9 Germany 4, Costa Rica 2 Ecuador 2, Poland 0 Wednesday, June 14 Germany 1, Poland 0 Thursday, June 15 Ecuador 3, Costa Rica 0 Tuesday, June 20 Germany 3, Ecuador 0 Poland 2, Costa Rica 1 L 0 1 2 3 T GF GA Pts 0 8 2 9 0 5 3 6 0 2 4 3 0 3 9 0 THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 8 Semifinal losers, 9 a.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 9 West Division San Diego Colorado San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona W 43 42 42 41 40 L 39 39 40 40 42 Pct .524 .519 .512 .506 .488 GB -- 1/2 1 1 1/2 3


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U.S. Women's Open Scores By The Associated Press Monday At Newport Country Club Newport, R.I. Purse: $3.1 million Yardage: 6,564; Par: 71 Final a-amateur x-won 18-hole playoff, 70-74 x-Annika Sorenstam, $560,00069-71-73-71--284 Pat Hurst, $335,00069-71-75-69--284 Stacy Prammanasudh, $156,03872-71-71-72 -- 286 Se Ri Pak, $156,03869-74-74-69--286 Michelle Wie, $156,03870-72-71-73 -- 286 Juli Inkster, $103,57573-70-71-73 -- 287 Brittany Lincicome, $93,02672-72-69-78 -- 291 Rachel Hetherington, $82,46074-72-73-73--292 Shi Hyun Ahn, $82,46071-71-74-76 -- 292 a-Amanda Blumenherst70-77-73-73-- 293 Jee Young Lee, $66,17471-75-70-77-- 293 Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, $66,17472-73-73-75-- 293 Sophie Gustafson, $66,17472-72-71-78 -- 293 Young Kim, $66,17475-69-75-74--293 a-Jane Park69-73-75-76 -- 293 Natalie Gulbis, $5357776-71-74-73 -- 294 Sherri Turner, $5357772-74-76-72 -- 294 Paula Creamer, $5357771-72-76-75-- 294 Catriona Matthew, $48,00774-76-72-73 -- 295 Karen Stupples, $41,65478-72-70-76-- 296 Gloria Park, $41,65470-78-76-72--296 Kristina Tucker, $41,65472-74-74-76-- 296 Lorena Ochoa, $41,65471-73-77-75-- 296

GROUP B W L T GF GA Pts x-England 2 0 1 5 2 7 x-Sweden 1 0 2 3 2 5 Paraguay 1 2 0 2 2 3 Trinidad 0 2 1 0 4 1 Saturday, June 10 England 1, Paraguay 0 Trinidad and Tobago 0, Sweden 0, tie Thursday, June 15 England 2, Trinidad and Tobago 0 Sweden 1, Paraguay 0 Tuesday, June 20 Sweden 2, England 2, tie Paraguay 2, Trinidad and Tobago 0 GROUP C W L T GF GA Pts x-Argentina 2 0 1 8 1 7 x-Netherlands 2 0 1 3 1 7 Ivory Coast 1 2 0 5 6 3 Serbia-Montenegro 0 3 0 2 10 0 Saturday, June 10 Argentina 2, Ivory Coast 1 Sunday, June 11 Netherlands 1, Serbia-Montenegro 0 Friday, June 16 Argentina 6, Serbia-Montenegro 0 Netherlands 2, Ivory Coast 1 Wednesday, June 21 Netherlands 0, Argentina 0, tie Ivory Coast 3, Serbia-Montenegro 2 GROUP D W x-Portugal 3 x-Mexico 1 Angola 0 Iran 0 Sunday, June 11 Mexico 3, vs. Iran 1 Portugal 1, Angola 0 Friday, June 16 Mexico 0, Angola 0, tie Saturday, June 17 Portugal 2, Iran 0 Wednesday, June 21 Portugal 2, Mexico 1 Iran 1, Angola 1, tie L 0 1 1 2 T GF GA Pts 0 5 1 9 1 4 3 4 2 1 2 2 1 2 6 1


WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Connecticut 12 5 .706 Detroit 11 5 .688 Indiana 12 6 .667 Washington 9 8 .529 New York 4 11 .267 Charlotte 3 13 .188 Chicago 2 14 .125 WESTERN CONFERENCE W Los Angeles 13 Houston 12 Seattle 10 Sacramento 9 San Antonio 8 Phoenix 6 Minnesota 5 L 4 6 8 8 8 9 11 Pct .765 .667 .556 .529 .500 .400 .313 GB -- 1/2 1/2 3 7 8 1/2 9 1/2 GB -- 1 1/2 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 6 7 1/2

GROUP E W L T GF GA Pts x-Italy 2 0 1 5 1 7 x-Ghana 2 1 0 4 3 6 Czech Republic 1 2 0 3 4 3 United States 0 2 1 2 6 1 Monday, June 12 Czech Republic 3, United States 0 Italy 2, Ghana 0 Saturday, June 17 Ghana 2, Czech Republic 0 Italy 1, United States 1, tie Thursday, June 22 Italy 2, Czech Republic 0 Ghana 2, United States 1 GROUP F W x-Brazil 3 x-Australia 1 Croatia 0 Japan 0 Monday, June 12 Australia 3, Japan 1 Tuesday, June 13 Brazil 1, Croatia 0 Sunday, June 18 Japan 0, Croatia 0, tie Brazil 2, Australia 0 Thursday, June 22 Brazil 4, Japan 1 Croatia 2, Australia 2, tie L 0 1 1 2 T GF GA Pts 0 7 1 9 1 5 5 4 2 2 3 2 1 2 7 1

Saturday's Games Sacramento 65, Charlotte 57 Connecticut 76, Indiana 66 San Antonio 69, Chicago 57 Seattle 92, Minnesota 75 Los Angeles 80, Washington 75 Sunday's Games Houston 77, Sacramento 62 Washington 81, Phoenix 78 Monday's Game San Antonio at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Washington at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Houston at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Houston 7, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 7, San Francisco 4, 1st game San Francisco 4, San Diego 1, 10 innings, 2nd game Arizona 7, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2 Boston 11, Florida 5 Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 7 Baltimore 7, Atlanta 4 Pittsburgh 9, Detroit 2 Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3, 10 innings Minnesota 10, Milwaukee 7 Kansas City 8, St. Louis 7, 11 innings Seattle 8, Colorado 7 Sunday's Games Boston 4, Florida 3 Atlanta 10, Baltimore 3 Washington 6, Tampa Bay 2 Philadelphia 11, Toronto 6 Cleveland 6, Cincinnati 3 Detroit 9, Pittsburgh 8 Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 9, Kansas City 7 Chicago Cubs 15, Chicago White Sox 11 L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 4, Seattle 3, 11 innings Arizona 3, Oakland 1 San Francisco 6, San Diego 2 N.Y. Yankees 16, N.Y. Mets 7 Houston 9, Texas 5 Monday's Games Cincinnati (Harang 9-5) at Milwaukee (Bush 5-6), 2:05 p.m. St. Louis (Reyes 1-2) at Atlanta (Smoltz 4-5), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 6-4) at Washington (Astacio 00), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 2-7) at N.Y. Mets (Oliver 3-0), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lowry 3-5) at Colorado (Cook 67), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Marmol 1-2) at Houston (Clemens 0-2), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Cruz 3-3 or Ed.Gonzalez 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lowe 6-4), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Florida (Olsen 6-4) at Washington (Patterson 12), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 5-7) at N.Y. Mets (Glavine 11-2), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 9-4) at Milwaukee (Davis 4-5), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Prior 0-3) at Houston (Pettitte 69), 2:05 p.m. San Diego (Hensley 5-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-4), 3:05 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 6-4) at Atlanta (Thomson 26), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Schmidt 6-3) at Colorado (Francis 5-7), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (En.Gonzalez 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Sele 4-2), 9:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Boston New York Toronto Baltimore Tampa Bay Central Division Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City West Division Oakland Seattle Texas Los Angeles W 42 42 41 37 L 39 41 41 44 Pct .519 .506 .500 .457 GB -- 1 1 1/2 5 W 56 53 45 37 27 L 26 28 35 43 53 Pct .683 .654 .563 .463 .338 GB -- 2 1/2 10 18 28 W 50 46 46 38 35 L 29 33 35 45 47 Pct GB .633 -- .582 4 .568 5 .458 14 .427 16 1/2

The deal will pay Grier $1,775,000 a year, a boost over the $1.36 million he made with Buffalo last season before becoming an unrestricted free agent Saturday for the first time in his career. A message left with the Sharks was not immediately returned. A 10-year NHL veteran, Grier was a valuable defensive specialist and behind-thescenes leader in helping a young Sabres team win a fran-


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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Eastern Conference W L D.C. United 10 1 New England 5 4 Kansas City 6 7 Chicago 4 5 Columbus 4 6 New York 2 4 Western Conference FC Dallas Houston CD Chivas USA Colorado Real Salt Lake Los Angeles W L 8 4 6 3 6 5 5 5 3 8 3 10 T Pts GF GA 3 27 25 20 5 23 21 17 4 22 25 19 3 18 16 19 3 12 17 21 3 12 12 23 T Pts GF GA 5 35 31 14 6 21 19 17 2 20 19 21 5 17 19 20 5 17 12 20 8 14 17 22

GROUP G W L x-Switzerland 2 0 x-France 1 0 South Korea 1 1 Togo 0 3 Tuesday, June 13 South Korea 2, Togo 1 France 0, Switzerland 0, tie Sunday, June 18 France 1, South Korea 1, tie Monday, June 19 Switzerland 2, Togo 0 Friday, June 23 France 2, Togo 0 Switzerland 2, South Korea 0 GROUP H W L x-Spain 3 0 x-Ukraine 2 1 Tunisia 0 2 Saudi Arabia 0 2 Wednesday, June 14 Spain 4, Ukraine 0 Tunisia 2, Saudi Arabia 2, tie Monday, June 19 Ukraine 4, Saudi Arabia 0 Spain 3, Tunisia 1 Friday, June 23 Ukraine 1, Tunisia 0 Spain 1, Saudi Arabia 0

T GF GA Pts 1 4 0 7 2 3 1 5 1 3 4 4 0 1 6 0

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. T GF GA Pts 0 8 1 9 0 5 4 6 1 3 6 1 1 2 7 1 Wednesday's Games Columbus 0, New York 0, tie New England 1, FC Dallas 0 D.C. United 3, Kansas City 2 Chicago 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Houston 1, CD Chivas USA 1, tie Saturday's Games New England 3, New York 2 Los Angeles 2, Kansas City 0 CD Chivas USA 3, FC Dallas 0 Tuesday, July 4 D.C. United at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago, 5 p.m. Columbus at Houston, 5:30 p.m. New England at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. CD Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8 CD Chivas USA at Houston, 2 p.m. D.C. United at Columbus, 4:30 p.m. New York at FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m. New England at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Kansas City at Colorado, 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

SECOND ROUND Saturday, June 24 Germany 2, Sweden 0 Argentina 2, Mexico 1, extra time Sunday, June 25 England 1, Ecuador 0 Portugal 1, Netherlands 0 Monday, June 26 Italy 1, Australia 0 Ukraine 0, Switzerland 0 Ukraine wins 3-0 in shootout) Tuesday, June 27 Brazil 3, Ghana 0 France 3, Spain 1 QUARTERFINALS Friday, June 30 Germany 1, Argentina 1 Germany won 4-2 on penalty kicks Italy 3, Ukraine 0 Saturday, July 1 England vs. Portugal, 5 a.m. France 1, Brazil 0 SEMIFINALS Tuesday, July 4 Germany vs. Italy, Noon Wednesday, July 5 Portugal vs. France, Noon


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Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Houston 7, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 8, Chicago Cubs 6 Arizona 7, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2 Boston 11, Florida 5 Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 7 Baltimore 7, Atlanta 4 Pittsburgh 9, Detroit 2 Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3, 10 innings Minnesota 10, Milwaukee 7 Kansas City 8, St. Louis 7, 11 innings Seattle 8, Colorado 7 Sunday's Games Boston 4, Florida 3 Atlanta 10, Baltimore 3 Washington 6, Tampa Bay 2 Philadelphia 11, Toronto 6 Cleveland 6, Cincinnati 3 Detroit 9, Pittsburgh 8 Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 9, Kansas City 7 Chicago Cubs 15, Chicago White Sox 11 L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 4, Seattle 3, 11 innings Arizona 3, Oakland 1 N.Y. Yankees 16, N.Y. Mets 7 Houston 9, Texas 5 Monday's Games N.Y. Yankees (Wang 8-3) at Cleveland (Sowers 01), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Bedard 8-6) at Chicago White Sox (Garcia 10-4), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Beckett 10-3) at Tampa Bay (Kazmir 9-5), 7:15 p.m. Toronto (Lilly 8-7) at Texas (Rheinecker 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (J.Santana 9-4) at Kansas City (Elarton 3-9), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Robertson 8-3) at Oakland (Blanton 7-7), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 4-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-7), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-3) at Seattle (Meche 74), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (R.Lopez 5-9) at Chicago White Sox (Contreras 8-0), 4:05 p.m. Boston (Schilling 10-2) at Tampa Bay (Fossum 33), 4:15 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 10-4) at Oakland (Haren 6-6), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Chacon 4-2) at Cleveland (Westbrook 6-4), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Halladay 10-2) at Texas (Koronka 6-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Bonser 2-1) at Kansas City (Gobble 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

But this wasn't just another major. The U.S. Women's Open is by far the biggest event on the LPGA Tour, and Sorenstam figured she would pile up several titles after winning in 1995 and 1996, so dominant in her second victory that she missed only five fairways all week at Pine Needles and won by six. But it has been nothing but frustration since then. Juli Inkster overcame a two-shot deficit to beat her in 2002 at Prairie Dunes. Meg Mallon outplayed her at The Orchards two years later. Sorenstam sometimes beat herself, making bogey on the par-5 18th at Pumpkin Ridge to miss a playoff by one shot in 2003. Sorenstam had won 63 times and seven majors since her last Open victory, establishing herself as the best in the game, missing only another U.S. Open title for validation. And when her 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday evening rippled over the right edge of the cup, she might have wondered whether she was being teased again. Hurst holed a 5-foot par putt to force the 10th playoff in the 61-year history of this championship. Both finished at even-par 284, a testament to the demanding conditions at Newport. But it was a different story Monday. Both players had a sand wedge into the par-5 first hole, and Hurst showed some tattered nerves by hitting it heavy. The ball landed by the cup, then spun down a ridge



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game, Ballack is about to leave Germany for England's Premier League. But first he is being asked to recreate the success of that personal journey while carrying the hopes of a nation on his broad shoulders. "His role is hugely important for us," coach Juergen Klinsmann said on the eve of Germany's semifinal Tuesday against Portugal. "He leads the way." That comes as little surprise. How Ballack won that role, though, is a different story. Even today, German soccer remains so regimented that the only nickname ever applied to the national team is still "Der Mannschaft," which translates as "The Team." Each player has specific responsibilities to carry out, the theory being that the whole will always be

greater than the sum of the parts. Yet Ballack has been given license to roam the entire pitch, to launch attacks or blunt them he sees fit, to take risks none of his teammates would dare consider. That freedom is part reward for his sublime skills and part recognition by Klinsmann, a free spirit and former national team star himself, that it represents Germany's best chance to win it all. But in a larger sense, Ballack's leadership role, with its emphasis on individual creativity, has become a test case on how a unified Germany might proceed. When Klinsmann agreed to take over the team, he came under criticism for a few things: living most of the year in sunny, laid-back California and scrapping Germany's traditionally dull, overwhelmingly defensive 3-5-2 formation in favor of an aggressive, wide-open 4-4-2 scheme. Most of all, though, critics jumped on Klinsmann for

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Today is the 185th day of 2006 and the 14th day of summer. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1776, the text of the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress, following an independence resolution adopted two days earlier.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Do not be overly resistant to social changes that take place, even if they don't please you one bit. As long as you don't make a big deal of them, everything will work out to your liking. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Although one of your co-workers may attempt to lead you to believe otherwise, know that persons who have authority over

Wed. July 5, 2006 In the year ahead, a major goal or objective -- which you thought was far beyond your reach last year -- may turn around and become well within range. You'll have the potential to succeed in a big way, so go for it.

you at work hold you in high esteem. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- No matter how much you can make a case for criticizing others, if you are non-judgmental of them, you will outpoll all others in a popularity contest. Try it and see. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- The choice is yours as to whether your deeds or actions either promote favorable conditions or cause discussion. Keep self-serving needs at bay and be nice to all. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 22) -- You may have ample reasons to view life negatively, but it'll do nothing to promote happy times

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with this, but a cane does not keep me from falling, and a walker is too clumsy. I came up with the perfect solution. I bought an inexpensive (under $10) umbrella baby stroller, put two bricks in the seat and tied a stuffed Cookie Monster in it. It works great. I now walk without the fear of falling, and it takes enough pressure off my leg that it doesn't hurt. I am back to enjoying my walks, and the Cookie Monster has made many friends. When I go to Texas to visit my son, I plan to take it along and use it in the airport for my carry-on baggage and to make my walking easier. Hope this idea helps someone. -- E.R.F. in Lodi, Calif. Dear E.R.F.: Very cute. We also hope you will call your airline carrier and explain the problem. The airlines provide "meet-andassist" help for those who cannot walk long distances. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL 60611.

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444-06 6-13,20,27,7-4/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2006-F0425 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: VINEWOOD STYLES 3070 W. Lake Mendocino Dr. Ukiah, Ca 95482 Debra Palliini 3070 W. Lake Mendocino Dr. Ukiah, CA 95482 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 9, 2006. Endorsed-Filed on June, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Debra Pallini DEBRA PALLINI 446-06 6/13,20,27,7/4/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2006-F0372 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: MENDOCINO COUNTY MAINTENANCE, RECYCLING & SALVAGE 24700-A N. Highway 101 Willits, Ca 95490 Dennis Raymond Gage II 15700 Panarama Ct. Del Valley, TX 78617 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on May 24, 2006. Endorsed-Filed on May 24, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Dennis R. Gage II DENNIS R. GAGE II 472-06 6-27,7-4,11,18/06/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2006-F0463 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: WOZA 3801 McNab Ranch Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482 Amy Wachpress 3801 McNab Ranch Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482 Ronald Reed 3801 McNab Ranch Rd. Ukiah, CA 95482 This business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 26, 2006. EndorsedFiled on June 23, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s/Amy Wachpress AMY WACHPRESS






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$100 REWARD on info leading to stolen property. Poulan chain Saw/case Purple/Green Brand New called Wild Thing. House key tool set & white purse also please call 462-3746 FOUND: Bible between Upper Lake Hwy 20 and Blue Lakes. 462-0415

TEACHER ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION FT/Temporary $27.84-$46.36/hr. Temporary position for one year. 7 hrs/day, 5 days/ week at Juvenile Hall in Ukiah. Instruct adjudicated youth using group & individual teaching strategies aligned to State content standards. BA degree, EL, auth. & valid CA Teaching Credential reqd. 3 yrs. teaching exp. w/at-risk students desirable. Mendocino County Office of Education For an application packet visit or call 707-467-5012

DEADLINE: 07-14-06

HELP WANTED Baker Wanted Schat's Bakery is hiring for early, am baking pos., Apply at 113 W. Perkins St.







485-8422 Business Manager 20 hrs wk. Sal. neg. Call 467-9294 Caregiver for mental health facility. Knowledge of Psych meds. $8-$10 hr to start. 467-0911 CAREGIVERS Private Home Health Agency needs supportive staff for developmentally disabled adults. Exp. with elder care a plus. F/T, P/T, avail. in Ukiah. $10-$11 hr. + mi. CDL, auto ins., clean DMV & good ref. a must.Toll free 1-877-964-2001 Chevron is now accepting apps. for FT & PT positions at all 3 Ukiah locations. Apply in person.


Admin Asst. AVUSD-F/T w/bene. $32,253-$36,937/yr. Apply Sara I., Anderson Vly. District Office Box 457 Boonville, CA 95415 Dental Front Office P/T w/room for growth. Ins. billing, A/R, Reception. Comp skills req. Dentrix a+. To Start July or Aug. Fax res. 707-462-7601 Or send to 1091 S. Dora St. Ukiah, CA 95482 DRIVER: TAKE CARE of your Family. Join ours. Consisent miles, regional and dedicated runs. Company [aid Commercial Drivers License training. 1-866476-6828. EOE. DRIVER: TUITION PAID training! CDL-A in 3 1/2 weeks! Great New Pay Package! Tuition Reimbursement for recent school graduates! Must be 21. Drive CRST. [email protected] 1800-553-2778. DRIVERS - Golden State Overnight is hiring drivers with van or pickup w/shell for local morning small package delivery routes based in Mendocino County area. Earn $10.00 per hour plus mileage reimbursement plus additional reimbursement based on local fuel cost. Benefits available including health coverage and 401K with Company match. Call Steven Koller 866-779-7726. DRIVERS CLASS A BOC Gases Richmond, Req. 3 yr. Tractor Trailer exp. Cln DMV/Hazmat Tanker Endorsed/Nights 510-233-8913 X114 Drivers-Class A. Chips and Logs, local haul. Current DMV printout 459-4131 Executive Secretary work & communicate effectively with commissioned staff members, grantees & par tners, organize meetings & events including logistics & materials. Strong organizational skills, consistent & professional work demeanor. 32-40 hrs. wkly. with some scheduling flexibility. Sal. approx. $17.85 DOE. Please submit cover letter & resume by fax or email: 462-5570 or [email protected]

HELP WANTED F/T Photo Tech. & general office help. Come to Photo Finish 125 N. State St. or call 462-6242 F/T Plumber Technician Professional & friendly, Basic plumbing/ mech. skills, knowledge of res., Must have C.D.L., and clean DMV, Class B or A lic. a +, Will provide vehicle and equip., Good bens, will train, salary depends on skill level. Please send resume to P.O. Box 1496, Ukiah or call 462-4012 Gaming Commissioner & Compliance Inspector For job desc & app call 707-744-1647 ext. 1342 or email [email protected]



Banking Assistant Customer Service Supervisor

Savings Bank of Mendocino County

Superior Court Mendocino County

is accepting applications for

Assistant Customer Service Supervisor


$4283 - $5740/Mo Full Benefit package To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews please apply by: July 14, 2006, however, this position will remain open until filled. For application/information Call: (707) 463-6815. Or apply at: 100 North State St Room 303, Ukiah, CA 95482. www.mendocino.

LOST June 26 Female Dog "Tiny" S. End of Willits 456-0565


INSTRUCTION A CAREER IN Medical Assisting can be yours with training from UEI. 6 convenient locations. Call now to start training for your new career. 1-877-354-2031.

ACCT Clerk, PT, for local nonprofit. Duties: AP/AR bank reconciliations, gen. office tasks. Min. 2 yr computerized acct'g req'd. QuickBooks exp. preferred. Pick up application @ Project Sanctuary, 499 Leslie St., Ukiah or @ [email protected] Deadline 4:30PM July 7, 2006. All Shifts Available! Full-Time & PartTime. No experience needed. Full training provided. Drug test required, cannabis not tested for hire. Help disabled in their home. 485-0165. APARTMENT MANAGER TEAMS for training program. Good wage, apartment, benefits. Must be able to relocate. Fax resume: 1-209370-1536, email [email protected] or online application at ATTN: FLATBED DRIVERS- New Deicated Runs $1,000+/per week. Free Benefits. Home Weekends & Some Weekends. CDL-A. 1-866-394-1944. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN NEEDED: A premier automotive shop in Ukiah is looking for an experienced auto tech. We offer an excellent work environment with quality equipment. We pay for ongoing training; we have the best clients in the valley. We offer a benefit package that includes paid holidays that you can chose, paid vacation, and paid medical. Paid health conscious activities, a great incentive program plus many other benefits. We are looking for someone that takes great pride in their work, someone that can work well as part of a team and also on their own. If you enjoy showing off your skills and are open to continually training in the automotive field, then we are looking for you. Call Adam at 707-696-4332 to set up a time that we can talk. All applications are confidential.

at our Ukiah Main Office. Customer service oriented, experienced teller with at least two years bank operational experience to promote customer service excellence. Midlevel supervisory duties in teller operations. Assists Operations Officer with various assigned duties. Must pass teller test. Salary range: $2126-$3188 D.O.E. Apply in person at Savings Bank

200 N. School St. Ukiah CA

Classified Representative

position available. Approximately 32 to 40 hours per week. No weekends. Must have great customer service skills and excellent phone skills. good spelling and typing abilities are a plus. Must be reliable and able to pass mandatory drug test. Star ting pay $8.50 per hour plus commission and benefits. P/U application @ Hometown Shopper, 194 Ford Rd. Ukiah Cloverdale Healthcare We're expanding! Seeking dietary aides & cooks. Join our winning team! P/T & F/T positions.

Jill @ 894-5201

by Monday July 10, 2006 at 4:00 pm. AA/EOE m/f/v/d Banking

Central Services Assistant Manager

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Savings Bank of Mendocino County is accepting applications for Central Services Assistant Manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the banks policies and applicable laws in the absence of the Central Services Manager. Includes check and statement processing, overdraft and stop payment review, research, various customer service duties. Salary range: $2126-$3188 D.O.E. Apply in person at Savings Bank

200 N. School St. Ukiah CA

Graveyard shift WORKING with kids, small homelike environment, good pay & benefits. Fax resume to 463-6957 Home Care Options An in home assisted care agency is seeking personal attendants for hourly and live-in shifts. F/T benefits avail mileage holiday PTO Good pay Call 707462-6888 EOE Howard Hospital Opportunities RN, ICU, FT RN, ER, per diem RN, PACU, PT RN, M/S Shift Sup, FT FNP/Inf. Cntrl/Empl. Hlth, PT OT, FT RN, HomHlth, PT Pharm Tech, FT Switchboard Op, FT CRNA, FT

Clinical Services Associate

Mendocino County. MH Dept, $2837$3449/Mo. Req BS in Social Work, Psych, or related; and four yrs exp providing rehab services in a MH setting. Apply by 7/14/06 to: HR Dept, 579 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 463-4261, w/TDD (800) 735-2929. EOE Now Hiring servers, bussers, & kitchen, cooks & bartenders. Please apply @ Crushed Grape 13500 Hwy 101 Hopland

CNA's F/T, P/T,

days & PM's. Great working cond.

Apply in person Valley View Skilled Nursing Center, 1162 S.Dora, Ukiah

or call 456-3105 Mountain View Assisted Living is now looking for a Dietary Aide - Split shift & P.M. Receptionist. 5-7:30. 4 nights/wk.

by Monday July 10, 2006 at 4:00 pm. AA/EOE m/f/v/d

Come Join Our Team

Now accepting applications for Casino Executive Chief of Security Table Games Manager 21 Pit Supervisor Kitchen Video Technician Floor Cashier Coyote Valley Shodakai Casino 7751 N. State St. Redwood Valley M-F 9-5 EOE 707-467-4752 Janitorial Maint/ Housekeeping F/T Apply in person 1162 S. Dora

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EMPLOYMENT WANTED ATTENTION CLASS-A Truck Drivers and Owner Operators: Regional runs in AZ, CA & NV. Make the move to McKelvey. Call 1-800-410-6255 Summer Tutoring available for K-8 students. Have CA multiple subject credential. Please call Nicolena Hutchins at 463-2529

Banking Central Services Telephone Desk and Stop Payment Desk Savings Bank of Mendocino County is accepting applications for Central Services Telephone Desk and Central Services Stop Payment Desk. Both Desks handle telephone inquiries, stop payment and statement processing, customer requests, performing a variety of daily departmental tasks. Customer service experience required. Banking experience helpful. Apply in person at Savings Bank

200 N. School St. Ukiah CA

The leader in correctional health care, has an immediate opening in the




Per Diem Nights

Salary $30.60 per hour

Call Claire 707-463-4538 or e-mail [email protected]


Do you have business and computer skills? Hospice of Ukiah needs a part time office assistant. Salary - Less than your worth Benefits - Beyond your expectations Please call or send resume to: Hospice of Ukiah P.O. Box 763, Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 462-4038

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Senior Prevention Services Coordinator

Mendocino County. Mental Health Dept, $3802-$4622/Mo. Req BA in Public Health, Social Science or related and two yrs exp. Program serving homeless people with Mental Illness. Req: Data Coll. Apply by 7/14/06 to: HR Dept, 579 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482, (707) 463-4261, w/TDD (800) 735-2929. EOE

Maintenance Associate Busy Prop. Mgt. firm seeks motivated, dependable, individual w/basic construction exp. for F/T position. Must have reliable vehicle & valid DL. Benefit pkg avail. Apply at Selzer Realty 300 E. Gobbi St., Ukiah NEW EXCITING POSITION WORKING WITH KIDS 6 wks pd vacation 401 K. Day & Eve avail. Small homelike environment, good pay & benefits. Fax resume to 463-6957.


Mendocino County Department of Social Services Salary: $804-$976/ Bi-weekly Entry level/trainee clerical position. Seeking individuals with superb organizational and communication skills. FT w/benefits. For info call 707-467-5866 or go to: to "Career Opportunities". Closes 7/14/06 OFFICE MANAGER 20 hrs. wk. Exp. in data entry, bkkping, Micro Soft, Quick Books Pro, File Maker, Resume to

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HELP WANTED SALES CLERK. Must be avail. eves. & wkends. Apply at New Realese Video 1072 N. State Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm




Schat's Bakery is looking for a CAKE DECORATOR. Exp. pref. Apply at 113 W. Perkins St. SECRET SHOPPERS Needed to Evaluate Local Businesses Flex hrs, EMail Req'd 800-5859024 ext.6520 SECRETARY INSURANCE OFFICE. Fax res. 468-0910

Night Staff

FT, 32 hr. & 40 hour shifts. Full benefits. $9.40 to start. Qualifications: Pass medical and drug exam. TB test, criminal background check and have valid Ca. drivers license. Great new medical, dental, vision pkg., matching 403B, TSA Plan, paid holidays & vacation, paid training's, on duty meals. Apply: Trinity Youth Services 915 W. Church St. or on line @



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P/T Lndscp'g, P/T Cln'g prsn want'd. Gen Knw. of Plnts & Mach. AVBC-Steve H/ Dan H 895-2337 ext. 13 or 42 Petroleum tanker driver. Ukiah Redwood Tree. 489-8992 ask for Joel RDA Sal. & benes. DOE. Contact office mgr. 702 S. Dora St.Ukiah ROSSI'S BUILDING MATERIALS is accepting applicants for a cabinet salesperson, experence preferred. Please apply in person. Drug test required. See Wendell at Rossi's Building Materials, 835 Stewart st., FB. Round Table Pizza Now hiring for eves & wkends. Must be 18 or older. Apply in person between 1-4 @ 292 S. State St. SALES CLERK. Must be avail. eves. & wkends. Apply at New Realese Video 1072 N. State Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm Seeking people to work one on one supporting DD invididual in a home setting. Call Cindy 468-9331

F/T 4 day week. Star ting salar y $9.40 per hour. On call $9 per hour. Qualifications: Pass medical and drug exam, TB test, criminal background check and have valid Cal. Drivers license.


matching 403B TSA Plan, paid holidays & vacation, paid training's, on duty meals. FREE Co-op Day Care Provided Apply:


915 W. Church St. or on [email protected] Tasting Room Sales Associate High energy with exp. in retail sales. Passion for wine a plus. Will train. Contact Don 744-1396

Now accepting applications for cooks & wait staff. Apply in person Bluebird Cafe Ukiah SECRETARY/ RECEPTIONIST Wanted for busy professional office in Willits. Immediate full/part time opening for motivated, dependable individual. Experience mandatory. Excellent organizational, communication and secretarial skills, computer knowledge including Word and Excel required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: PO Box 820, Willits, CA 95490.

Skills Coach All Shifts. No exp. nec. Must like working with people. $8.50-$10. Drug test. DMV printout. H.S. diploma or equiv. req. EOE. Apply at 401A Talmage Rd. Ukiah 462-2395 SUMMER JOBS & BEYOND NOW!!! Full-Time & PartTime. No experience needed. Experienced workers please apply and new high school grads and next year's seniors welcome. Drug test required, good DMV a plus. Assist disabled in their home and on community outings. Call for interview 485-5168 Summer PT. Need outdoor, athletic exp, DL. $10 hr. 462-4491 Tapestry Family Services is seeking Foster Parents & Respite Providers. Foster Parents earn up to $1590/mo. tax free. Respite Providers earn up to $100/day tax free. Single parents OK. 463-3300 Tapestry also has career opportunities currently available.

TRUE TO LIFE CHILDREN'S 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 placement. Income tax-exempt. Exp. with children req. Parents will receive training, + Social 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 considered. Retirees invited to apply. Contact TLC 707-463-1100




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BUSINESS OPPORT. ALL CASH CANDY Route. Do you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 30 machines & candy. All for $9,995. MultiVend, LLC 880 Grand Blvd.,Deer Park, NY 11729. 1888-625-2405.

BUSINESS RENTALS COMMERCIAL LEASE UKIAH 2030 Industry Rd. 1. 5000 Sq.Ft. Aprx. w/400 sf office 2. 5000 Sq. Ft. Aprx. 720 sq ft clean room w/1500 sf office.

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2bd. 1 ba $800 2bd. 1.5 ba $825 OR 2 bd. 1.5 ba. Remodeled luxury TH includes new laminate & tile flooring, more! $925 POOL, LAUNDRY, CARPORTS

MISC. FOR SALE SPA-Deluxe `06 model. 30 jets. Therapy seat. Never used. Warr.Can del. $2750.707-468-4300


REC VEH CAMPING `83 Pace Arrow 31' Motor home. clean. $8500. Low miles. 467-1327, 391-9733 `82 Southwind GMC 27" Clean. As is. $6,500. 462-2649


APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED $875-Marlene Tnhse. 2br.1.5ba. Pool. A/C. No pets. Parking. 217-2764, 462-1546 1&2bd Apts. available on N. Main & N. Bush $725/$795/mo, no pets. 462-4759 1bdrm. cabin. $725. Studio $625/mo. + dep. No sect. 8/N/P.All utils. pd. 462-8700

No Section 8. 463-2134 Quiet 1 rm. Cottage Down Town 384 Plus Deposit 463-8642 8am-5pm

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We recycle and pay $ for battery core, radiators, alum. whls, copper & brass. 4671959, 707-829-2950 Wine Barrell Halves for planters Freshly cut $10 each. Also will be on the coast 2X a month 4624917. Cel 367-2596

thndr hdrs, wndshld frwrd cntrls pls othr opt. 6,600mls lke nw $12,000 485-8824



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3/4 Ton, 4 WD, 350, auto, clean.

UKIAH VALLEY LUMBER is looking for an individual with a current class B lic. Applicant must bring DMV print out & pass pre-employment drug screen. Pick up application at 901 S. State St. Wine Server Meet interesting people from all over the USA while pouring Mendocino wines & serving cheese & fruit at the Hampton Inn at the Ukiah Nightly Managers Reception held 5-7pm. Flex. schedule. Weekend work req. Must be over 21 yrs. old. Apply in person at the Hampton Inn Airport Park Blvd.

PROFESSIONAL VENDING ROUTE: All drinks, snacks, sizes and brands. Great Equipment, Great Locations! Financing Available with $7,500 Down. 1877-843-8726. START YOUR OWN Landscape Curbing Business- High Demand. Low Overheads. High Profit. Training Available. Priced from $12,000. 1-800-667-5372. TIMESHARE RESALES: The Cheapest way to buy, sell and rent Timeshares. No commissions or Broker fees. Call 1-800-640-6886 or go to


140 Zinfandel 1bd1ba. $660 Hud OK.


489-6510 Chevy `94 Silverado

1/2ton 4X4 AC,lumber rack, cmpr shell,2 sets tires/rims. Many nw prts


Les Ryan Realty

Property Management


2 New luxury 2 story 1 bd. townhoes. . Mason St., Uk. Apt. size w/d HU. Full appl. Avail. 7/7.Starting $895/mo. $1000 dep. App. at 216 Mason St. No pets. By appt. only. 707-972-1294 Rob 2bd2ba. townhouse. All appliances. Garage, patio. $1025 mo. $700 sec. dep. No pets. 468-5468 625 N. STATE ST. PARK PLACE 1 bd. $725-$775 2 bdr. $850 TH $950. Pool/garg. 462-5009 ALDERWOOD APTS 1450 S.State St. NEW OWNERS Refurbished 2 bd. DW\Garage+pool $850 mo. 463-2325 Clean 2bdrm. apts., nice Westside neighborhood. Good credit, N/S, no pets, Sec. 8 O.K. $685-$800 mo. 462-3563 LAWS AVE. 1 & 2 bed. apt. starting at $610 & $710 up. HUD OK. H20 & garb. pd. Beverly Sanders Realty 462-5198 N. DORA 2 bed., 1.5 ba. twnhse, carport, H20 include. Storage, $815 + Dep. Beverly Sanders Realty 462-5198

468-0463 Ukiah 1541 N. Bush. 2 bd. $740. Plus sec. HUD OK, N/S. 462-5159



2 female 1 male 462-6719


$6,000/bo 485-8831 Jeep Cherokee 1990 Great cond. $2200. AC power windows. 485-8802/463-7977 VANS FOR SALE Chevy `85 1 T. Van. Runs good. Good work van. $1400. 485-0998 TRUCKS FOR SALE Ford Ranger XLT 2002, 18k mi., excellent cond., $12,500 462-7714


DUPLEXES 2 bd. 351 Creekside, Willits. Lndry rm. No pets. Sml. bk yd. Garage. $800. 485-0841 2bd. 1.5 ba. 1201 Carrigan. Front yard maintained. $1100. $1300 sec. 462-4759 Avl now 2bd w/WD hu. priv. yd. gar., like new. No pets $875mo. 481-1206

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and his 4 sisters and brothers await new homes at the Mendocino County Animal Control Shelter 298 Plant Road in Ukiah. These pups are just 8 weeks old. Their mother was a purebred Rottweiler and their father? See them all on



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Mits. `02 Montero Sport LS wht. 29,3K $14,500. 467-1259 call 9:30-10:00pm


CARS FOR SALE Acura Integra `00 GSR, Blk&Blk lthr, 59K miles, Loaded w/LoJack, Good cond. Asking $11K/bo. Call for more info! 459-8800


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3 bdrm, 2 bth, quiet neighbrhd, $1650 per mo., nice bkyard 410 Nokomis, avail. now 489-8600

Anderson Valley Animal Rescue BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. Born May 8th Females $800,males $700. Real Cute! Parents on site 707-279-8329 Free Puppies! Aus. X McNab. Myrtle color & Blk & White. 743-1688

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ROOMS FOR RENT A quiet cntry home, near hwy 101, $430 lg bdrm. . no pets, drugs, alch. Cell 650-630-0172



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2 bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home with new roof, new flooring, new paint inside/ and out. Beautiful vineyard views in back. Very quiet all age park.

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WANTED TO RENT Quiet Mendo College student seeks 1 or 2bd in Ukiah on Aug. 1st. Reliable inc/ ref.

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WANTED TO SHARE RENT ROOM FOR RENT $450 incl. util. 468-9332 490-7157 BOATS 13' SAILBOAT Cyclone by Capri with trailer. $850. 468-5779

Hi! I'm Annie!

I am an 18 month old Akita cross and have spent most of my life in shelters. When I was only 6 months old I was left at Mendocino Animal Control. I was transferred to SF SPCA in hopes of finding a home. Sadly I just didn't like city life. I was returned to Mendocino County. I like other dogs and I do need room to run and play. SF SPCA has taught me good doggie manners, but I still like to chew. If you have room in your hear t and home for me, please call Animal Rescue 895-3785. JRTs Gorgeous pups, awesome personalities, ranch raised, only 4 left $350 707-350-1328 Pomeranian puppies, 4 males, ready July 3rd. $600$1000 462-7656 Rottweiler pups. AKC. 12 wks old. Shots current. $1000 ea. 367-4288

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Beverly Sanders Realty Company 463-2570 Call Kim at 489-7205 or Terry at 272-4309

FURNITURE Lg Early American dresser w/mirror 10 drawers & night stand $1000. solid oak bunk bed or two twins incl ladder $400. 984-8127



WANTED TO BUY GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will pay up to $12,500 for pre-1975 Gibson, Fender, Martin, Rickenbaker, and Gretsch guitars. Fender amplifiers also. Call toll free! 1-800-9951217. Wanted Record Player. Call with price. $60 or below. 468-8350

RANCHES SOUTHERN COLORADO Log Home 35 AC $169,900. Outstanding Rock Mt. Views from this beautiful log home. Reduce price, while under construction! Call RCL Today! 1-866-696-5263.



MISC. FOR SALE Astro Van 1995, 2 light trailers, 1 gas dryer, 1 sears tractor, call 489-1023 to preview

LOTS & ACREAGE A DREAM FIND - 20 Acres - Reduced $129,900. Near Tehachapi. Fresh mountain air and picture perfect views. Streams and oaks. Ideal for horses, county getaway, or to buy and hold. Financing. Call owner 1888-821-5253.

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Display cases with lights, 5' long. 1 straight one angled. $300/both or best ofr. Other retail fixtures avail. 463-1470 New Sanyo CD6 player/changer/radio. for Ford Escape. $100. 463-2122 Jim REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! Get a 4Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for Free and programming stating under $20.Free Digital Video Recorders to new callers. So Call Now! 1-800-7251865.


GARAGE SALES Alert-Senior Center Thrift Open Mon-Sat 10-4, Donations of good quality furniture only & volunteers needed 462-4343 Multi family sale July 1 & July 8th 8-5 735 Hwy 175 Old Hopland

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ing like I just got a big dose of how good it is to live in Ukiah; how good it is to live in America. "It really does feel that way and it's (playing Uncle Sam) all about the good parts. There's nothing negative. It's just a fun, fun time," he said. Watching teens be teens is also a source of amusement for Bogner. "The teenage girls ... they hang out in twos and threes, walking down the midway looking for guys ... I try to give them flags and tell them it's patriotic, but it's not cool at 15 to carry an American flag. ... They aren't into it," he said, noting, however, when he tells them the flags will attract boys, the girls generally smile and take them. While some of the teenagers he encounters might be reluctant to show their patriotic side, Uncle Sam appears to be growing in popularity with others. "Every year there seems to be more people who want me

Though he doesn't quite remember why he started playing the part ... he does know that somewhere along the line he really began to enjoy it.

to stand with them and get pictures," he said, recalling some tourists from Sweden and South America who were happy about being able to have their pictures taken with him because it was a "very American thing." Playing Uncle Sam involves "all the good things about America: the fireworks, the barbecues, the fun, and being proud to be American," Bogner said. Though he doesn't quite remember why he started playing the part -- other than he wanted to add something to the annual fireworks event and he was a board member of the Chamber of Commerce which sponsored the show then -- he does know that somewhere along the line he really began to enjoy it. "When I first started doing Council members are in general agreement with the state about the need for new housing. Those who lose houses or apartments in Willits particularly the rented variety - often have to leave the city in order to find new ones. On the other hand, the California Safe Drinking Water Act prohibits approving new water connections if a jurisdiction would then be unable to meet the needs of all water users "under maximum demand conditions." myself probably within 200 feet from each other. Thursday or Friday night I killed two of them down near the creek. It just must be that time of year but we have never had snakes around here before like this." In May and June temperatures tend to warm and snakes that have been hibernating venture out of their dens in search of food and warmth from the sun. And when snakes venture out they tend to meet their neighbors. "One day we were walking ... with my dachshund and he started barking up a ruckus and there one was about 5 feet from me," Ashurst said. "I don't know, my dachshund must be a snake dog or something. It definitely scared the heck out of me." But rattlesnakes are generally not aggressive and will retreat if given room, although they will shake their rattle to alert passersby and strike when threatened. "This is the first time I've


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As Uncle Sam, John Bogner hands out flags during the Senior Center 4th of July Picnic on Monday. this I thought it'd be neat to make it a tradition. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. ... But now, if I decided to quit, I'd feel obligated to find a replacement," Violation of the act could leave the city open to lawsuits and punitive action on the part of the state. At last count, the City of Willits was about 650 acre/feet of water short of what it takes to meet the annual average demand of existing water customers in a drought year. The city is in the process of increasing its water supply through the installation of wells, but development applications continue to pour in. City Manager Ross Walker said growth has been anticiever killed five snakes in a month and before this I never killed five snakes in my life," Ashurst said. To avoid conflicts with rattlesnakes stick to well-used or open trails and try to avoid walking through thick brush. Also do not put your hands where you cannot see and try to wear footwear that comes to the ankle or higher and wear loose fitting long pants. If you are bitten by a snake or know someone who has, have a plan in place to respond to the situation. According to the California Poison Control Center the first action should to stay calm. You should wash the bite gently with soap and water to reduce further infection. Remove watches, rings or other things that might constrict your body if it starts to swell. Immobilize the affected area and find some sort of transportation to the nearest medical facility for treatment. "We keep lots of antihe said, noting, however, he has no plans of relinquishing his Uncle Sam suit anytime soon. Laura McCutcheon can be reached at [email protected] pated, but not at the magnitude and rapidity experienced in the last few years. Real estate agents say skyrocketing housing prices in the Bay Area and Santa Rosa have been increasing the demand in markets to the north. Apparently, many who have purchased homes in Ukiah and Willits now commute to jobs in their original locations. In short, the high cost of housing trumps the high cost of gasoline when Northern Californians decide where to live. venom on hand," said Tim Rohan, director of emergency services at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. "We didn't run out last year and we don't anticipate running out this year." There are about 15 species of rattlesnakes in the United States with some living up to 25 years old. Rattlesnakes are heavy-bodied blunt tailed snakes and come with that distinct rattle at the end of their tail. It has a triangular shaped head with the back being much broader than the front. They usually grow to an average of three to four feet but some species can reach a length of eight feet. They can vary in color and design but similar characteristics include a series of dark and light bands near the end of the tail and come in shades of brown, tan, yellow, gray, black, chalky white, dull red and olive green.

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Approval of the 55-unit development proposed for the 101 Redwood mill site would bring the total to 157 not counting about a dozen single family homes permitted and constructed. According to City Councilwoman Karen Oslund, the city grew by only 33 homes between 1990 and 2000.

reported that nearly 63,000 veterans live in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties. The North Bay Veterans Resource Center estimates that approximately 350 veterans are discharged to this tricounty area each month. While some successfully find gainful employment or use their GI Bill to go to school upon return, others are left with low-paying jobs or forced to apply for unemployment. Because of this, and other factors, a number of veterans end up homeless. The grant, which specifically focuses on reintegrating homeless veterans, will be applied in two phases according to Orosco. "If they're homeless, the first thing they need is stabilization," Orosco said. Veterans will be supplied with housing through partnerships with other agencies, then any additional issues such as mental health, legal and substance abuse problems will be addressed. The second phase is workforce development driven. Vets partake in a two-week "Winning the Employment Game" course, which, according to the Vietnam Veterans of California's Web site, has a 90 percent success rate for gradu-

ates attaining jobs they want or pursuing higher education. "They are workshops more than classrooms, and people are really involved in it," Orosco said. "It's extremely motivating." Orosco said the program is mostly self-directed. Following the training session, if a participant wants further job training, the Center will do labor research to ensure that there is a market for the type of training. "If there is a market, we will pay for whatever training they want," Orosco said. She said that businesses in the community want to hire veterans. Often, skills obtained while in the military make veterans qualified for many fields. According to North Bay Veterans Resource Centers, employers who have hired veterans find that their job skills and work ethic make them dependable, reliable and loyal employees. "We have people that want to hire veterans," Orosco said. Comcast, North Bay Builders Exchange and SBC have taken advantage of these skilled workers by hiring veterans. "The great thing about this grant is many homeless vets will be housed, stabilized and will have employment and training leading to self-sufficiency," Orosco said. Katie Mintz can be reached at [email protected]



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and some years they are up," said Dr. Robert M. Timm, superintendent and wildlife specialist at the Hopland Research and Extension Center. "One thing we have noticed this year is the lush growth of vegetation which leads to the growth of the rodent population. But it would take sometime before that would directly affect the snake population locally." But some local residents say they have experienced quite a bit of snake activity close to home. "We've just been killing a lot of rattlesnakes around here between the landlady, other tenants and myself, we have killed about 10 of them," said Robert Ashurst. Ashurst lives near Highway 101 between Hopland and Ukiah. "I've killed five of them



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