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THURSDAY

July 6, 2006

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Noxious thistle tough A counselor, a friend, a sounding board to beat

Police chaplains

Arrests on DUI increase

One fatal highway accident locally

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FOURTH OF JULY

Starthistle prevalent throughout state, with our county at the top of the list

By JAMES ARENS The Daily Journal

Mendocino County is tied for second place in a race it doesn't want to win. "The yellow starthistle is pretty big here in Mendocino County," said John M. Harper, University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock/Natural Resources adviser. "It's definitely a problem weed." The yellow starthistle is a noxious, yellow-blossoming exotic weed with 1-inch-long spines that's commonly found

See STARTHISTLE, Page 16

MARIJUANATRIAL

Search evidence won't be quelled

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Ukiah Police Department Chaplain Frank Russell, left, and California Highway Patrol Chaplain Ralph Huddleston act as counselors and confidants to the officers in their agencies. Chaplains also give advice on A law enforcement officer is a `walking problems with marriage and family, Huddleston said. This can be a cting as counselors, trash can' that moves through the particular problem for police confidants and friends, police call all the time. community, collecting the worst parts officers, who are onthe places that chaplains are often a release "Those are often valve for law enforcement of human interaction. `They see all the suffer," Huddleston said. officers, the people society charges with He said one of bad things that happen. Every once in a police chaplain'sthe hardest parts of handling its worst elements. job is dealing "It's something all police with police officers' problems while a while, the trash can has to be departments should have," said Ukiah remaining a positive force in the Police Department Chaplain Frank emptied.' officers' lives. Russell. "The hardest part is seeing the Russell, a former Glenn County pain and turmoil without becoming a police officer, and Ralph Huddleston, FRANK RUSSELL part of it," Huddleston said. the associate pastor at the New Life UPD chaplain Both Russell and Huddleston said Community Church, are the police one of the most difficult parts of chaplains for the UPD and the local being a chaplain has been getting office of the California Highway Patrol respectively. police officers to open up to them and come to them with The job of a police chaplain is to be a counselor and problems. friend to those in the community who often have to deal "What is most important is having fellowship with the with residents at their worst. Russell likes to use the guys," Russell said. metaphor of a "walking trash can" that moves through In addition to being a counselor, chaplains also make the community, collecting the worst parts of human death notifications, perform critical incident stress interaction. management, preside over funerals and even "They see all the bad things that happen," Russell occasionally perform weddings. said. "Every once in a while, the trash can has to be Russell came to the chaplaincy after working for 20 emptied." years as a deputy in the Glenn County Sheriff's A chaplain often provides officers with someone they Department. can talk to who is not their direct supervisor, Russell said. See CHAPLAINS, Page 16

By BEN BROWN The Daily Journal

The number of arrests for driving under the influence went up and the number of traffic accident fatalities remained static this year during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol observed a Maximum Enforcement Period. This means that at all times, 80 percent of uniformed personnel were on the road looking for those violating the law. In Mendocino County, 11 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during the enforcement period. There were also five traffic accidents during that period, one of which resulted in a fatality. The remaining accidents resulted in mostly minor to moderate injuries.

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Judge Jonathan Lehan has denied a motion by Russell and Sara Rexrode to suppress evidence gathered in a search for evidence of animal cruelty that revealed evidence of illegal marijuana cultivation and sale. The Rexrodes argued that material evidence was deliberately misstated or omitted in an affidavit that led to the issuing of the search warrant. Lehan ruled the affidavit did not deliberately misstate or omit facts and contained evidence sufficient to justify a search for evidence of animal cruelty. Fish and Game Warden Lynette Shimek testified that

See SEARCH, Page 16

Gaming money received

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Small business says solar is the way to go

By LAURA MCCUTCHEON The Daily Journal

There's something new at Home, Audio, Video and DFM Car Stereo ... it's not for sale, but it will make business owner Brian Brodoski money in the long run. The 1,600-square-foot solar array lining the rooftop of Brodoski's company cost around $135,000, but it will offset his electricity bill by about 20 percent, he said, even after he has it paid off. "Usually the savings equals any payments you would make on this for five years and then it's free after

that," Brodoski said. Nathan Booth, of Radiant Solar Technology in Ukiah, agreed. "With city of Ukiah rebates and available federal tax credits, small businesses can expect a system to pay for itself in about five years. ... For a homeowner or business, you are locking in your utility rates for the life of the system," he said. This particular system is synchronized with the city's utility grid, which allows the electronic meter to essentially spin backwards

See SOLAR, Page 16

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Nathan Booth, of Radiant Solar Technology, explains part of the electrical system from the new solar panels to Home, Audio, Video and DFM Car Stereo owner Brian Brodoski (right) and manager Bill Hale.

Mendocino County was recently awarded $250,432.96 from the state's Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. The money came from contributions to the fund made by the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. It will be used to help maintain law enforcement patrol services to the Sho-KaWah Casino in Hopland by funding one and a half sheriff's patrol deputy positions, and will also benefit Crime Victims Mitigation and Healthy Kids Mendocino. Mendocino County's Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee -- its formation is required by the state in order for the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund to allocate money raised from gaming license fees -- met in early May to discuss requests for funding and to forward a list of approved projects to the State Controller's Office. The committee is comprised of Hopland Band of Pomo Indians representatives Wanda Balderama and Alice Becerra, Mendocino County representatives Supervisor David Colfax and Supervisor Michael Delbar and local representatives Anne Molgaard and Hale P. Knight Jr. In a press release, the county thanked the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians for its contributions to the fund and "for its professionalism and cooperation throughout the grant application process."

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FUNERAL NOTICES

[\ JOHN ROSS HILDEBRAND JR John Ross Hildenbrand Jr., Born September 16, 1936, died suddenly July 1, 2006 of heart failure at the age of 69, while volunteering with Soroptimist youth swim meet in Ukiah. Survived by loving wife of 48 years Patricia Hildebrand, children Sheryn Wattenburger (Cook), Joanne Drake (Bill), John Hildebrand (Danya), Mary Merritt (Frank), Danny Hildebrand(Megan), grandchildren Linda, Matthew, Kenzi, Caitlin, Danielle, Jarred, Brandon, Miley, Kristofer, Kyle and Tanner, one Great Grandchild Alexis. Also leaves brothers David Hildebrand of Kelseyville, Jimmy Vickers of Lakeport and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives. A 1954 graduate of Kelseyville High, attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 2 years. 1957 named one of California's eleven representatives as a part of the International Farm Youth Exchange, traveling on the Queen Mary to live in England, Scotland and Wales to study agriculture. While there he lived with 16 different families, had tea with Prince Phillip and toured Buckingham Palace. In 1958 he married Patricia Morrison of Finley and raised 5 children. As a career Rancher he lived in Healdsburg, Big Valley, Redwood Valley, and settling in Potter Valley in 1969. John taught agriculture at P.V. High School and then began a 20 year career in the lumber industry as a millwright and boilerman with Louisiana Pacific. In 1993 he retired and took up family ranching in earnest, raising registered horned Herefords and prize winning 4H and FFA steers. His talent for creating new and effective food regimens for fattening beef cattle earned him agricultural accolades statewide. He loved animals of all kinds, especially his hummingbirds and 2 dogs Charlie and Booner. His family being his first passion. Friends are invited to attend a funeral mass 10:00am Friday July 7 at St Mary Immaculate on Main St in Lakeport. A vigil service will be held 7:00pm Thursday July 6, 2006 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary 1625 High St. Lakeport, Viewing Thursday 3-8pm. Interment Kelseyville Cemetery, Kelseyville, CA. For further info call Chapel of the Lakes 2630357 or 994-5611 or visit us at www.chapelofthelakes.com for directions

· Estle G. Hagne, 90, of Covelo, died on Monday, July 3, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of AnkerLucier Mortuary.

DEATH NOTICES

CORRECTIONS

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POLICE REPORTS

The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Ukiah Police Department. To anonymously report crime information, call 463-6205. ARREST -- Guillermo Baroza, 40, of Boonville, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon or with force likely to produce great bodily injury in the 700 block of Sidnie Court at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday. ARREST -- Delores Vigil, 46, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 100 block of Pomeroy Avenue at 2:13 a.m. Wednesday. ARREST -Karla Stanisloo, 63, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of battery of a spouse in the 500 block of Redwood Avenue at 2:16 a.m. Wednesday.

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.

LOTTERY NUMBERS

DAILY 3: night: 6, 8, 4. afternoon: 2, 4, 9. FANTASY 5: 12, 15, 22, 30, 37. DAILY DERBY: 1st Place: 07, Eureka. 2nd Place: 11, Money Bags. 3rd Place: 08, Gorgeous George. Race time: 1:47.70. LOTTO: 2-9-12-20-34.

Please sign the guest book at www.ukiahdailyjournal.com. Funeral notices are paid announcements. For information on how to place a paid funeral notice or make corrections to funeral notices please call our classified department at 468-3529. Death notices are free for Mendocino County residents. Death notices are limited to name of deceased, hometown, age, date of death, date, time, and place of services and the funeral home handling the arrangements. For information on how to place a free death notice please call our editorial department at 468-3500.

SHERIFF'S REPORTS

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The world briefly

Enron founder Kenneth Lay, convicted of helping perpetuate fraud, dies at 64

HOUSTON (AP) -- Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, who faced decades in prison for one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, died Wednesday while vacationing in Aspen, Colo. He was 64. His pastor in Houston said Lay died of a heart attack, which had not yet been confirmed by an autopsy. Lay ascended from near-poverty as a minister's son in Missouri to the pinnacle of corporate America. He was considered a visionary who had President Bush's ear during Enron's halcyon days, but his reputation and monumental wealth shattered with that of his company. He spent his last years optimistically insisting he was no criminal, even after he became a felon. "I guess when you're facing the rest of your life in jail and in your heart you know you're an innocent man, I guess it's too much to bear," said close friend Willie Alexander. Lay had stayed out of the public eye since a federal jury on May 25 convicted him and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling of fraud and conspiracy for lying to employees and investors about Enron's financial health.

of video that astronauts shot using an extended boom armed with a laser and cameras to inspect Discovery's delicate reinforced carbon wing and nosecone. It took Discovery's crew more than six hours to get 70 minutes of video because they had to move the boom slowly so not to bump the fragile shuttle skin. In 2003, a piece of foam insulation from the shuttle's external tank knocked a hole in a wing during launch, causing Columbia to disintegrate as it returned home for a landing.

centage point. Lopez Obrador demanded a recount of every ballot, saying Wednesday: "The political stability of the country hangs in the balance." Lopez Obrador could mobilize millions if he doesn't get his way. In a news conference Wednesday, Calderon raised the possibility that he would do the same. "We could also call for protests, but the vote can't be replaced by demonstrations," he said. "They are trying to undermine an election without having the results to back it up."

3 charged with stealing confidential Israel authorizes army to enter populated Coca-Cola info, trying to sell it to PepsiCo areas in northern Gaza Strip

ATLANTA (AP) -- Three people were charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with stealing confidential information, including a sample of a new drink, from The Coca-Cola Co. and trying to sell it to rival PepsiCo Inc. The suspects include a Coke executive's administrative assistant, Joya Williams, who is accused of rifling through corporate files and stuffing documents and a new Coca-Cola product into a personal bag. Williams, 41, of Norcross, Ga., and 30-year-old Ibrahim Dimson of New York and 43-year-old Edmund Duhaney of Decatur, Ga., were arrested on charges of wire fraud and unlawfully stealing and selling Coke trade secrets, federal prosecutors said. They are expected to appear before a federal magistrate judge on Thursday in Atlanta, where Coca-Cola is based. Pepsi spokesman Dave DeCecco said his company did what any responsible company would do in cooperating with Coke and the investigation. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel stepped up pressure Wednesday on Hamas militants who launched improved, longer range rockets into the heart of a major Israeli city, authorizing the army to enter populated areas in the northern Gaza Strip. The planned invasion threatened to be far bloodier than Israel's week-old offensive in Gaza aimed at freeing an abducted soldier. To carve out a sufficiently wide buffer zone to protect Israeli towns from such attacks, the army might have to go into densely populated areas where it can expect fierce resistance from Palestinian militants. Previous raids into the northern town of Jebaliya have sparked running gunbattles that have caused serious casualties on both sides. "There will be steps taken and they will be very serious," said Cabinet Minister Yitzhak Herzog, who refused to elaborate on the military's plans. "There is a very broad operation here. It will continue."

Japan says it's considering sanctions against North Korea in a U.N. resolution

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Japan said Wednesday it is considering sanctions against North Korea in a U.N. resolution that would condemn the reclusive communist nation's missile tests and call for a return to six-party talks on its nuclear program. But China and Russia said they favor a weaker council statement without any threat of sanctions, positions that will make it very difficult for Japan and its key allies, the United States and Britain, to get tough measures. Ambassadors from the 15 nations on the Security Council held an emergency meeting on a response to North Korea, which defied international appeals and conducted a series of missile launches. No draft resolution was introduced, but it was expected to be circulated later in the day when an initial discussion of council experts was scheduled. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the council must send a "strong and unanimous signal" that North Korea's missile testlaunch was unacceptable. After the meeting, he said that "no member defended what the North Koreans have done."

Mexico begins review of presidential vote to determine if Calderon really won As U.S. approaches 300 million people, Europe frets about shrinking MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico began a marathon review

of vote tallies Wednesday to determine whether conservative candidate Felipe Calderon really won the tight presidential race, while his leftist challenger insisted he was victorious and denounced what he called widespread irregularities. Calderon told The Associated Press that he would be willing to include his charismatic challenger in his Cabinet in an effort to avoid weeks of political impasse. But he said he didn't think Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would accept, adding that the two men hadn't talked since the election. A preliminary count showed Calderon, of President Vicente Fox's conservative National Action Party, ahead by just 1 per-

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the U.S. population speeds toward 300 million, the growth is producing headaches for Americans fed up with traffic congestion, sprawl and dwindling natural resources. But the alternatives are pretty scary, too. Just look at Europe and Japan, which are on the verge of such big population losses that several countries are practically begging women to have babies. "Europe and Japan are now facing a population problem that is unprecedented in human history -- declining population over

See BRIEFLY, Page 16

Crew inspects shuttle with on-board cameras, finds no damage to spacecraft

HOUSTON (AP) -- Early inspections have revealed no damage to the space shuttle Discovery, NASA said Wednesday after a day of checking out the spacecraft with on-board cameras. That means that when the shuttle meets up with the international space station Thursday morning it likely won't need emergency repairs while hooked up with the orbital outpost -- unlike last year's daring spacewalk fixes. Discovery's delicate heat shield and everything else appear at first glance to be in near perfect shape, NASA officials said, although it's still very early in the analysis. Engineers are nowhere near finished poring over 70 minutes

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TONIGHT

SQUARE DANCING -- 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Ukiah Senior Center; 499 Leslie St., Bartlett Hall; $4 per person, visitors welcome.

Keep watching the skies!

FRIDAY

MARC HANSEN WITH PAUL PACINI -- Dinner concert; 7 to 10 p.m.; Potter Valley Cafe; downtown Potter Valley; free. CONVERSATIONS WITH NATURE -- jewelry artist Charlotte Healy artist's reception; 6 to 9 p.m.; Northcoast Artists Gallery; 362 N. Main St., Fort Bragg; 964-8266. COUNTRY GENTS -- Country dance music; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; Ukiah Senior Center; 499 Leslie St., Bartlett Hall; $8 members, $9 non-members; adults 21 and over welcome. WILL SIEGEL AND PAULA SAMONTE -- Jazz tunes; Himalayan Cafe; 1639 S. State St.; reservations recommended; 467-9900. DJ DANCE MUSIC ­ DJ dance music; with Smokin' Joe; Perkins Street Lounge; 228 E. Perkins St., Ukiah; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. GIGANTIC -- live rock and roll and dancing; 7 to 10 p.m.; El Sombrero Cantina, on the corner of Mill St. and Main St.; Ukiah; no cover charge. DUCKIE'S BAND -- Country rock; Happiness Is; 311 Lake Mendocino Drive; 8 to 11 p.m.; no cover charge; 462-3016.

SATURDAY

`ABSTRACTED ELEMENTS' -- Opening reception of contemporary abstract art by local artists: Catherine Woskow of Ukiah, Stephen Rubin of Boonville, Gary Church of Philo, Elizabeth Ross of Philo, Hans Bruhner of Comptche, Pamela Hahn of Mendocino, and Robert Ross of Fort Bragg; 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House; 431 S. Main St.; 467-2836 or www.gracehudsonmuseum.org. JULIAN TRIO -- live music; 8 a.m. to noon; at the Farmers' Market; on School and Clay St.; downtown Ukiah. BELLY DANCING -- Himalayan Cafe; 1639 S. State St.; Ukiah; reservations recommended; 467-9900. ACOUSTIC SERENADE -- Instrumental folk and rock; 7 to 10 p.m.; Potter Valley Cafe; 10761 Main St.; Potter Valley. DJ DANCE MUSIC -- DJ dance music; with Smokin Joe; Perkins Street Lounge; 228 E. Perkins St., Ukiah; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. BELTONES -- Country dance music; 7 to 10 p.m.; Ukiah Senior Center; 499 Leslie St., Bartlett Hall; $8 members,, $9 non-members; adults 21 and over welcome. KARAOKE -- Yokayo Bowl; 1401 N. State St.; 8:30 p.m.; no cover charge; for more information, call 4628686. UNDER AN INNOCENT SKY -- art reception for Michelle Ray; Scharffenberger Cellars' tasting room; 8501 Hwy 128; Philo; 5 to 7 p.m.; for more information, call 895-2288. CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS -- Soft-rock/country; Coffee Critic; 476 N. State St.; 1 to 5 p.m. PV GRANGE DRIVE, DINNER, DANCE -- Dinner, dancing and auction;6 p.m. to midnight; Jim Eddie Ranch, 9401 Main St., Potter Valley; $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12; family package: $25 for 2 adults and 2 children under 12; tickets available at Potter Valley Cafe, or call Lindsey Powis at 743-1044. Karen Seydel, Emmelia King, Patricia Willis & Ian Stigliani in The T'Willits Zone."

`The T'Willits Zone' opens July 13

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Be transported to a dimension beyond imagination where the strange and unusual are normal. There's the signpost up ahead. Next stop "The T'Willits Zone" opening Thursday, July 13 at the Willits Community Theatre. From the outer limits of the mind to the city limits of Willits, you will experience a rocket-ride journey into the vast reaches of psycho-space. Is the person next to you who you think they are? Are your friends the same people they used to be? Or have they been replaced? Is that burn pile in your neighbors, backyard just a charred circle or evidence of a flying saucer landing? Why is 101 always being repaired? Are the people in the Safeway too friendly? All of these questions and more will be answered when you

enter the T'Willits Zone. These wonderful homegrown stories are a bionic brainwave by local authors Ken Dixon, Matthew Harrison, Steve Hellman and Ian Stigliani. Quirky and charming they capture the extraordinary and the extraterrestrial essence of small town life in Willits. Join a vast cast of newcomers and local favorites. Sit in the chair at the Barber Shop with Carl, Bud, Sam and Tim and hear all the news that's fit to print on this planet or any other. Chill it real as you stare in disbelief when Luke and Otter have their harvest hijacked in the night by a visitor from another world. A good old-fashioned scare is what Brad and Sally find when their make-believe X-Files adventures become reality. Turn out the lights with the women and waitress-

es of Ardella's as Trish, Sue, Pam and Rita deal with an alien encounter and an alien at the counter! When you can't relate to your mate and you sense they've been replaced by another are you alienated? When your upset wife begins throwing Unidentified Flying Objects at you, do those dishes qualify as flying saucers? Enjoy an amusing amalgam of the fantastic and phantasmagorical. There's the stop sign up ahead. Slow down. Apply your brakes or you'll drive right past "The T'Willits Zone! Tickets are on sale now at Leaves of Grass Books in downtown Willits, 459-3744. Thursday shows are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances are at$12. at 8PM. Dates are July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22.

SUNDAY

DANCE WAVE -- Weekly Freestyle community dance for fitness and release; Mendocino Ballet Studio; 205 S. State St., Ukiah; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; sliding scale donation; 489-3345.

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Auditions for `Ukiah Idol' talent search today and Friday

Auditions for all age categories of "Ukiah Idol," Ukiah Civic Light Opera's amateur talent search, will be held today and Friday in the Fine Arts building on the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on North State St. in Ukiah. The auditions are held to choose performers who will be given an opportunity to compete for titles, trophies and cash prizes at the Redwood Empire Fair in August. Co-sponsored by radio station K-WINE, the talent search is open to amateur performers from Mendocino County in three age categories. "Little Idol" aspirants must be 5 through 9 years of age. The "Junior Idol" competition is open to performers aged 10 through 14. "Ukiah Idol" contestants must be 15 and up. Contestants may be singers, dancers, instrumentalists, actors or other types of performers and they may compete as soloists or in a group with not more than four members. Only acoustical instruments will be allowed. "This is the third year for our `Idol' talent search," said Dawn Senften, president of Ukiah Civic Light Opera, "and we are happy to join with K-WINE this year to offer this special venue to amateur performers in Mendocino County. In the past we have been especially pleased with the response of teachers, parents and contestants to the audition process. Auditions can be daunting, but even the youngest of our former participants has risen to the occasion. All seem to agree that the experience is valuable." Audition application forms may be obtained from the fairgrounds office or by calling UCLO at 462-9155. All applications must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee payable to UCLO and mailed to UCLO, P.O. Box 2800, Ukiah 95482 no later than July 1. Audition times will be assigned to each applicant. Audition winners will participate in the final competition at the Redwood Empire Fair. The finals for "Little Idol" and "Junior Idol" will be Friday, August 11 at 7 p.m. Contestants in the 15-and-up age group are scheduled to appear Sunday, August 13 at 2 p.m. All performances for finalists will take place on the Thurston Stage outdoors at the Fairgrounds. Each finalist will receive free admission to the fair. The first place winner in each age category will receive a $75 cash award and a trophy. Second and third place winners will receive ribbons. The highest scoring vocalists from the "Little Idol" and "Junior Idol" competitions will open the "Ukiah Idol" show for contestants 15 and up. Grand Prize of $150 and a trophy will be awarded to the "Ukiah Idol" winner. The single highest scoring vocalist from all the contestants will become eligible to go to the Gold Country Fair, Sept. 8, 2006, in Auburn, Calif. to compete against other singers for a top prize of approximately $2500, the actual amount dependent upon the number of county fairs participating.

Monthly Contra dance in Ukiah set for Saturday

The second Saturday of July brings the monthly Ukiah Contra Dance, which will be held at the Ukiah Methodist Church on Saturday July 8. The Contra Dance begins at 8:00 p.m. with beginner's instruction at 7:30 p.m. Live old time foot-stomping music will be provided by Laura Smith (fiddle), Darin Smith (cello, guitar), Bob Laughton (guitar, mandolin). Elizabeth Douglas will call and teach all dances including contra dances, square dances, circle dances, waltzes and polkas. Everyone in the community is encouraged to come out and try these easy, traditional and fun forms of dance. Bring your friends and family or come by yourself; all ages are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for dancing. Newcomers are welcome as all dances will be taught. It's easy, it's fun, it's good aerobic exercise. . Ukiah Methodist Church is located at 206 N. Pine Street in Ukiah. Please Use the back entrance off Bush Street, between Smith and Standley Streets. The suggested donation for the evening is $7 for 12 and up, $3 for children under 12. Bring snacks, dessert or non-alcoholic beverage to share. For more information call Paula at 463-2113

TUESDAY

KARAOKE -- Every Tuesday; Perkins Street Lounge; 228 E. Perkins St., Ukiah; 8 p.m.; no fee.

FREE MOVIE `Rabbit-Proof Fence'

from A Healing Cooperative

A free showing of the movie Rabbit-Proof Fence will be Wednesday afternoon, at 2 p.m. at the Ukiah United Methodist Church as an activity of A Healing Cooperative, a project that promotes healing through community and self-help support. Based on a true story, this film focuses on three young girls who will do whatever it takes to return to their families. After being taken away to an orphanage as part of Australia's integration program for aborigines, these young girls decided to escape and walk the 1,500 miles back to their homes through the Outback with no food or water. As they struggle with the harshness of this journey, Australian authorities add to the danger as they work to find the girls. It's an amazing story about the strength and determination of the human spirit even in the most unforgiving of realities. Admission is free and the film is open to the public. There will be lots of popcorn and other refreshments. There will also be a time for an informal discussion at the end of the film. For more information, call 462-3360 ext 203, email [email protected], or visit our website at www.ukiahumc.org/ahc_activities.

Fenney, Lippman and a CIA agent to sing for KMUD Wednesday

KMUD presents the return of Anne Feeney, Dave Lippman and "Singing CIA Agent George Shrub,"three performers who have delighted and provoked Northcoast audiences for years, to "Beginnings in Briceland" on Wednesday. Anne Feeney has lived her life on the frontlines ­ performing at thousands of rallies, picket lines and demonstrations over the years ­ including the WTO demonstrations in Seattle, Solidarity Day in Washington, DC, and for 1.5 million at the April 2004 March for Women's Lives. Feeney's bottomless song bag draws on Irish, bluegrass, traditional, labor, pop, folk and contemporary material. Her anthem, "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" is a staple tune for Peter Paul and Mary, and is featured on their 5-CD boxed set. Shrub, known for his deadpan delivery of compositions like "The Twelve Days of Bushmas," "Why They Hate Us," and "The Evil of Access," is nearly always accompanied by Lippman, who has been performing to politically-minded audiences since 1969. Together, Shrub, Lippman and Feeney accomplish the almost impossible: creating laughter and musical joy from the current political scene. Tickets are $15 at the door, with no one turned away for lack of funds, and all proceeds will benefit KMUD. Attendees can purchase an organic dinner starting at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. KMUD is Redwood Community Radio, non-commercial community radio serving Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity and Del Norte counties at 88.3, 91.1 and 90.3 FM, and also on the worldwide web at www.kmud.org.

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To the Editor: We went into Iraq based on falsified information and whipped up hysteria. Our senators and congressmen were lied to (perjury) and believed those lies. You are still being lied to while thousands of our troops have died or been maimed for life. Alan Sunbeam Ukiah We feel almost as anxious as we know local skaters are for the long awaited Ukiah Skate Park to finally get under way. The city of Ukiah has the park in its new budget, which means the city thinks all the money will be there to make it happen in the fiscal year which begins July 1. There's still some $70,000 worth of fund raising to finish and the skate park committee is planning an August 26 Skate Park Picnic and Skate Jam as well as fun activities at the PumpkinFest and a fall Fiesta dinner-dance. Watch for announcements in this newspaper as these events get closer and be sure to vote with your wallet if you are one of the many young people or their parents and grandparents who have hoped for so long that this needed community facility would get built. It's been a long time coming - we remember a Ukiah City Council of the early 1990s telling local Boy Scouts they'd be happy to help provide a skate park - and we're in the final stretch. If you really want to get involved you can attend the next meeting of the skate park committee at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday July 22 at the Ukiah Civic Center or check out their Web site at www.ukiahskatepark.com.

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To the Editor: Phoenix Certified Hospice of Mendocino County held its 9th Annual Garden Tour on Sunday, June 4 and it was a beautiful event. Although Phoenix Certified Hospice has been serving terminally ill patients and their families in Ukiah for many years, this was the first year we included gardens in Ukiah as well as Willits. What a wonderful reception we received from so many and we want to express our gratitude to the Ukiah Valley community for their generosity and support on this day. As a not-for-profit agency, Phoenix Certified Hospice of Mendocino County relies on fundraising events and donations to help pay for the rising costs of providing comprehensive end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families. The Garden Tour is one of the biggest fundraisers we do throughout the year and is the culmination of the hard work and generous spirit of so many. This lovely event not only features the beautiful garden delights of local residents, but the musical talents of local musicians and the delectable dishes of local restaurants, caterers and home chefs. Each garden was hosted by individuals who volunteered to meet and greet the garden lovers attending the tour and to provide help and support to the garden owners throughout the day. These homeowners, musicians, chefs and hosts donated their time and talents to truly make the garden tour a wonderful experience for all who attended. Their huge contribution to making our 9th Annual Garden Tour such a success deserves to be publicly acknowledged. (In order to be respectful of space limitations in our local papers we will acknowledge our Willits friends in the Willits News.) To our "Garden Tour Organizer Extraordinaire" Vicki Bitonti-Brown who took on the role of the Ukiah Garden Tour Coordinator, we appreciate all you did, and it was a lot! We could not have made this all come together without your time, commitment and connections. To Carol Orton, Donna Stropes, Gail Richards, Martha Carol and Pat Williams, garden tour committee queens and princesses, thank you for all your experience, talents and support you brought to Ukiah. An enormous thank you, to the garden owners, who gave up their privacy for the day and shared their lovely surroundings; Vicki Bitonti-Brown and Ken Brown, John and Linda Houston, Fina and Jose Mariscal, Ernest and Corinne Olson, Dennis and Madelyn Yeo and Jack and Barbara Daniels. Without your generosity this event would not have happened. Thank you to the musicians who donated their time and talents to add that special touch and lovely ambiance at each garden; Ali Froshen and the amazing Breath, George Husaruk, Patrick Hagel, Paula Samonte and guests, Rudy Luehs, Chris Gibson, Dawn Sempton, Audrey and Sam Kircher, Will Siegel and Steve Baird and Kristen Robin. To the home chefs that made such amazing food for the event, Jeannie Russell, Bonnie Bruce, Susan Bolling, Jacquie and Jessica Lee and Carol Rosenberg, thank you for tantalizing the taste buds of so many. And to our beloved host and hostesses that did everything from

The age of interruption

LIMA, Peru -- The best part of this job is being able to step outside of your routine and occasionally look at the world through a completely different lens. The Peruvian Amazon rain forest is such a lens, and looking at the world through this dense jungle has given me new perspectives on two issues -- Middle East violence and the spread of the Internet. What is so striking about the rain forest, when viewed up close, is what an incredibly violent place it is -- with trees, plants and vines all struggling with each other for sunlight, and animals, insects and birds doing the same for food. I was always impressed at how our Peruvian Indian guide would identify a certain bird or wild pig or possum or parrot and immediately add who its predators were. In the rain forest, everyone and everything is part of a matched pair of predator and prey. Yes, there is nothing like the violence of a rain forest, but it is violence with an identifiable purpose: plants and animals demarcating and protecting territory for the survival of their species. I have to say that the violence unfolding between Israelis and Palestinians today is utterly without purpose. Israel has evacuated Gaza, and what does Hamas do? It doesn't put all its energy into building a nest for its young there -- a decent state and society, with jobs. Instead, it launches hundreds of rockets into Israel. The Palestinians could have a state on the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem tomorrow, if they and the Arab League clearly recognized Israel, normalized relations and renounced violence. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know Israel today. But those driving Palestinian politics seem determined to destroy Israel in its territory -- even if it means destroying themselves in their own territory. Species that behave that way in the rain forest become extinct. As for the Internet in the rain forest, my point is this: There is none. Yes, I had to go to the Tambopata Research Center, deep in the Peruvian Amazon, to find it, but I can report there is still a place with no Internet or cell phone service. Of course, there are still many such places, but the fact that people could use their cell phones from atop the sacred Incan ruin of Machu Picchu, in the Andes, reminds one that there are fewer and fewer every day. I have to say, as a wired junkie myself, there was something cleansing about spending four days totally disconnected. It was the best antidote to the disease of our age, what the former Microsoft executive Linda Stone aptly labeled "continuous partial attention." Continuous partial attention is when you are on the Internet or cell phone or BlackBerry while also watching TV, typing on your computer and answering a question from your kid. That is, you are multitasking your way through the day, continuously devoting only partial attention to each act or person you encounter. It is the malady of modernity. We have gone from the Iron Age to the Industrial Age to the Information Age to the Age of Interruption. All we do now is interrupt each other or ourselves with instant messages, e-mail, spam or cell phone rings. Who can think or write or innovate under such conditions? One wonders whether the Age of Interruption will lead to a decline in civilization -- as ideas and attention spans shrink and we all get diagnosed with some version of Attention Deficit Disorder. I know that connectivity means productivity. But it is possible to overdose. There is such a thing as "too connected," and modern society is heading in that direction, as more people at more income levels get wired. Everyone we met in Peru had a cell phone, since Peru, like so many developing countries, is going straight from no phones to cell phones, skipping over land lines. It means everyone is always "in." You're never "out." Out is over. Maybe soon we'll have to artificially re-create "out." Maybe soon we'll see an ad for a Four Seasons resort that says, "We guarantee that every room comes without Internet service." What struck me about our Peruvian rain forest guide, Gilbert, though, was that he carried no devices and did not suffer from continuous partial attention. Just the opposite. He heard every chirp, whistle, howl or crackle in the rain forest and would stop us in our tracks and immediately identify what bird, insect or animal it was. He also had incredible vision and never missed a spider's web, or a butterfly, or a toucan, or a column of marching termites. He was totally disconnected from the Web, but totally in touch with the incredible web of life around him. I wonder if there's a lesson there.

helping with food to selling tickets, Daphne Mcneil, Jacquie and Jessica Lee, Judith Fuentes, Karen and Norm Rosen, Bonnie Bruce, Lyn Wood, Claire Henderson, Samia Whitmarsh, Kat and Jerry Harris, Lyn Davis, Barbara Willens, Reba and George Chavez, Susan Bolling, Sandra Linn, Eileen Harmon and Tom Batley, Sam Faulk, Beth McCarty, Mai Gong, Ellen Stortz and Charissa West, you were amazing! To Madge Strong and Tom DeMarchi, thank you for the beautiful as well as useful flags. To Ken Brown and H. Bruce Smith, thank you for getting up at the crack of dawn to put the flags around at the different garden locations. In addition to the overwhelming support of the individuals mentioned above we would like to acknowledge the generous support of a few local businesses. These kind businesses came through with such a giving, generous spirit and I hope residents of Ukiah will remember them when doing business locally. Thank you to the Himalayan Café and Café Med for providing the most delicious treats. It is so good to have such great restaurants in Ukiah. Thank you to Albertson's, Safeway and Ukiah Natural Foods for the donation of juice and water. Thank you to Schat's Bakery and Deli for the melt in your mouth cookies. To Blueprints and Copies who did such an amazing professional job printing our garden tour posters and then gave them to us free of charge, we cannot thank you enough. And, last but not least, a huge thank you to Gino and West Coast Promotions who made the most fabulous gardening aprons with Phoenix Certified Hospice of Mendocino County embroi-

dered on them. And finally thank you to the UDJ for the beautiful story and color photo promoting our event and to all of you that supported our cause by purchasing tickets and attending the tour. The wonderful reception and kind words we were greeted with at our Ukiah debut made the day very meaningful. We hope to see you all next year on Sunday, June 3, 2007, when the Phoenix Certified Hospice of Mendocino County's 10th Annual Garden Tour returns to Ukiah. Diane Clerihue Smith Volunteer/Events Coordinator Phoenix Certified Hospice of Mendocino County

Music festival a pleasure

To the Editor: I just spent a wonderful weekend attending the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville. Back home, the first question from everyone has been "was it rowdy?" In a word, no. (Unless you consider Sundays In The Park to be unruly!) One can posit many causes for the pacific demeanor of the crowd but I think it was mainly due to the positive nature of the music and the notable absence of public drunkenness. A very nice family event. In addition to bringing many important artists to Mendocino from all over the world, the Festival infused a healthy amount of cash to our local economy. Let's hope that SNWMF returns to our area next year. Mike Turner Ukiah

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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; www.house.gov/write 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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The penguins will march to the plaza July 14

The Moonlight Movie Madness season continues strong July 14 in the Alex Thomas Plaza. Beginning at dusk, the family documentary feature, "March of the Penguins," will be showing! Directed by Luc Jacquet and narrated by Morgan Freeman, this beautiful nature documentary follows the annual journey of emperor penguins to their breeding ground in Antarctica. Rife with obstacles, the film focuses on one cute and steadfast pair as they face birth and death, dating and mating, predators and even love in their fight for survival. Popcorn, hotdogs, and refreshments will be available at the show, so bring your friends and family for a wonderful night under the stars in the plaza!

Overnight Trail ride set for July 14

Shoreline Riders present the Lowell Felkins Memorial overnite trail ride on the north coast of Fort Bragg. Things to be enjoyed include redwoods, camping, barbecue, a live band "Old Boot Band," and the company of others, both horse and human. Interested parties may ride all day Saturday and a few hours on Sunday morning, or just come Saturday night for the barbecue and live music and camp out. This event begins July 14, and there is a 200 person participant limit. For more information, contact Jeri Mitchell at 964-3702 or [email protected] Additionally, the Shoreline Riders annual rodeo is August 5 and 6 and tickets are available now.

Susan Parker. Tom Keeney (Fanny's first employer who dismisses her from his show and thereby launches her into stardom) will be portrayed by Fred Lemin with Sandra Baldocchi as Emma - Fanny's dresser, and Steve Worthen as Florenz Ziegfeld. Supporting the players are: stage director New York's Don Bovingloh; musical director Ted Kidwell; vocal director Vince Russo; and co-choreographers Cecelia Townsend and Mary Handlin. Nicole Allan is set designer, Diane Larson is costume designer, Ben Tuskes is light designer with Tony Tringale is technical director. "Funny Girl" is based on the early life of Fanny Brice, from her start and success on Broadway to the end of her marriage to gambler Nick Arnstein. Songs you're familiar with include: Don't Rain on My Parade; Sadie, Sadie; and People. For more information call 964-SHOW (7469) or visit www.gloriana.org

Northcoast Artists Cooperative Gallery in Fort Bragg through August 2. There will be an artist's reception Friday, July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. as well. Her work is also on display at the Mendocino Jewelry Studio, Grace's, and the Moonlight Framer, in Ukiah. Charlotte's interest in jewelry began as a student at the University of Denver. She went on to do graduates work at San Francisco State University, and discovered jewelry as an art form. She moved to Mendocino County in 1974 and built a home in the coastal mountains. The experience of living close to nature has remained very important to Healy. Her classic and contemporary designs have been inspired by our human connectedness to all living things. Northcoast Artist's Gallery is located at 362 North Main St., Fort Bragg and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 964-8266.

Theater group hosting BBQ

The Willits Shakespeare Company presents the 3rd Annual Bard B-Q & Tomato Toss July 15 from noon to 10:30 p.m. located at the WSC Tent (1195 So. Main St, Willits) $12 at the door, children 8 & under gets in free. The Kids area is provided by Sacred Circus. Take part in the "Tomato Toss," feast on BBG provided by Sugar Magnolia, and enjoy a tasty beverage (beer, wine & spirits available). Dance into the night with a fantastic line-up of music. The headliner is Aphrodesia. Other local bands include: Serendipity Project, Thorn Petals (Don & Debi Paisley), Hot Mute, Soulevity, & Shindig, plus performing artists, Illumination Fire Troupe & Chaos Dance Theory Dance Theatre. In addition to the main stage, is a "soap box stage" open to the public for acoustic use, and various acts. All proceeds benefit the Willits Shakespeare Company's Summer Youth Program.

`A Midsummer Night's Dream' production set to begin July 20

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," a co-production of Mendocino College and Ukiah Players Theatre, will be performed July 20 through August 5 outdoors at the Ukiah Playhouse. This production will be directed by guest artist Brian Lohmann. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" balances a feather-light series of romantic entanglements with brief but profound meditations on the illogical appeals of love, dreams, and the poetry of the play itself. Director Lohmann is giving this "Dream" a Pre-Raphaelite setting for his outdoor cast of twenty. Brian Lohmann has performed improvisation and original solo performance pieces in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Europe and Australia. He hosted LIFEGAME for TNN television and was a member of Improbable Theater's Off-Broadway run. He directed the hit comedy "Eat And Run" for Ukiah Players theater in 2004. While he is in town directing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Lohmann is also teaching a five week course on improv at Mendocino College. Follow the courses of distracted lovers, a supernatural king and queen, and a bungling troupe of amateur players ... three storystrands that intersect perfectly over the course of the play. Seating will be outside, on bleachers or on the lawn (it is recommended that audience members bring something soft to sit upon). Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from July 20 through August 5. Tickets available at Mendocino Book Company and through the Ukiah Players Theatre box office at 462-9226.

The 15th annual Art in the Gardens festival Aug. 12

The 15th Annual Art in the Gardens festival, featuring music, wine from 20 Mendocino County wineries, and fine art by 80 North Coast artists, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the 47-acre Mendocino Botanical Gardens, 18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door. For more information, call Karen at 964-4352 x 25, or got to: www.gardenbythesea.org.

Contra dance on second Saturday each month

Live music provided by Fiddlerats at the Ukiah Methodist Church, 207 N.Pine St. (back entrance) in Ukiah. Beginner's instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and the dance begins at 8 p.m. Donations are accepted. Participants are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverage or dessert to share. For more information, call Paula at 463-2113.

Don Pagano art exhibit at MCLU

Don Pagano is showing his watercolor paintings in the Lobby of Mendo Lake Credit Union, 526 S. State St. Lobby hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and till 6 p.m. on Fridays. MLCU is proud to display the works of local artists.

Black Bart Old West Theatrical Group looking for new members

The Black Bart Old West Theatrical Group of Willits Ca. a non-profit group is looking for new members, men, women, and families to join and have fun. They portray the 1860 to 1910 era and meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the community center on commercial Willits at 6:30 p.m. Watch on the 4th of July at Willits parade, park and rodeo. For more information call Molly or Crusty at 4593409.

UPT presents Sunset at the Cellars July 15

Ukiah Players Theatre presents Sunset at the Cellars, a music festival, art auction and barbecue, on Saturday, July 15, at Redwood Valley Cellars. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the festivities are scheduled to end at 9 p.m. On this summer Saturday evening, attendees will enjoy music from local talent (Will Siegel and Friends, Ken Oster and Friends, The Chinchillas, Laura and Darrin Smith), a barbecue, and the third annual UPT Art Auction, where a limited number of fine art pieces by local artists will be auctioned between sets. More works of art will be included in a silent auction. Participating artists include Garth Miller, Patricia Barnett, Lonnie Lopez, Jan Hoyman, Doug Browe, Tom Liden, Barbara Ware, Francine Bearden, Ray Voisard and many other many others. A unique art quilt, "Sunset," made by Laura Fogg especially for UPT and Sunset at the Cellars promises to be a major attraction to auction bidders. Tickets are $25 per person, available at the Mendocino Book Company, Redwood Valley Cellars, or through the Ukiah Players Theatre Box Office at 462-9226. Tables of eight can be reserved for the special price of $175 through the UPT Box Office.

Open art studio continues

On Mondays from noon to 5 p.m. there is an open art studio that meets at the Grace Hudson Meeting Room on Main Street in Ukiah. Participants need to bring own supplies. Fee of $3 per visit for members of Mendocino County Art Association and $5 for non-members. No instruction is provided. Tables and chairs are available. Use any medium but leave area as clean as you found it. For more information and to check for changes, call Kim Smith at 895-2858 or Barbara Brittingham at 462-0771.

Mendocino County Art Association to exhibit painting at local banks through June

Mendocino County Art Association members who will be exhibiting their paintings at local banks through May and June 2006 are: Barbara Osborne at Savings Bank of Mendocino County, 904 North State St., Ukiah; Jane Covella at Savings Bank of Mendocino County, East Road, Redwood Valley; Lynda Hassett at Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Pear Tree Center, Ukiah; Leanna Davis at West America Bank, 319 E. Perkins St., Ukiah; and Sharon Fenton at Savings Bank of Mendocino County, 1100 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah.

Charlotte Healy's jewelry featured through August 2

Conversations with Nature: classic and contemporary jewelry by Redwood Valley artist Charlotte Healy will be featured at the

Wilits Celtic Renaissance Faire set for August 5 and 6

Rusty Sword Productions, a Sacramento based non-profit, is celebrating the Willits Celtic Renaissance Faire the weekend of August 5 and 6. Come back with us to a time when bathing was optional and men wore skirts! The Celtic Faire brings to life the rich authentic pleasures and colorful spectacle of a small Celtic village. Bursting with the revelry and ancient traditions of the Celtic life, costumed players perform amongst the park while vendors hawk their wares from stalls filled with fine crafts. Sample tasty fare and try your hand at archery! Have a friend arrested and "drubbed" with a water to cool off on a hot summer's day. Witness the splendor and pomp of the noble Celtic families or pause at the magnificent sight of men in kilts. Attend various shows including live music, dancing, and magic. Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds go to women with multiple sclerosis and children with autism. For more information, visit website www.rustyswordproductions.com or call (916) 366-6932.

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Anderson Valley artist, Paula Gray will show her recent work at the Rookie-To Gallery, through August 1. Paula Gray's whimsical and often mischievous paintings of animals have garnered her broad recognition throughout the United States. Ms. Gray attended the Chournard Art Institute and UCLA, and has worked at the Walt Disney Studios and the Museum of Northern Arizona. In the news will be a mixed media show of her recent work. She chooses animals as subject matter because she loves animals. "I love their innocence and vulnerability. Animals communicate in a very clear, direct, straightforward way." Rookie-To Gallery is a fine craft gallery, located at 14300 Highway 128, Boonville. The gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 895-2204.

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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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MLB Cincinnati at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. (TBS) San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7 p.m. (FOX) Los Angeles Angels at Oakland, 7 p.m. (FSN) GOLF U.S. Senior Open, First Round, 11 a.m. (ESPN) TENNIS Wimbledon, Women's Semifinals, noon (NBC)

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MLB Los Angeles Angels at Oakland, 7 p.m. (KICU) San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:30 p.m. (FSN) GOLF U.S. Senior Open, Second Round, 11 a.m. (ESPN) TENNIS Wimbledon, Men's Semifinals, Noon (NBC)

LOS ANGELES -- Jose Canseco, making his professional return to baseball, has asked to be traded from the minor league San Diego Surf Dawgs after playing one game. Golden Baseball League commissioner Kevin Outcalt said Wednesday that negotiations were expected to be completed soon that would send the former Major League All-Star to the Long Beach Armada. Canseco asked to be traded because his daughter will be spending the rest of the summer living with him, and he will need to be in the Los Angeles area more than he anticipated, Outcalt said. Canseco signed with the Surf Dawgs on June 29 and said he would hit and pitch. He last played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox in 2001.

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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.

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Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira dives but is unable to stop a penalty kick by Zinedine Zidane Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Portugal fell to France, 1-0.

France advances to World Cup final against Italy

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press

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.

MUNICH, Germany -- One more time, Zinedine Zidane stepped up to the penalty spot, 12 yards from another shot at glory for himself and France. Dripping with sweat, Zidane converted the kick in the 33rd minute after Ricardo Carvalho was whistled for a foul on Thierry Henry, giving the French a 1-0 victory over Portugal on Wednesday night and a berth in the World Cup final. France, which was supposed to be soccer's over-the-hill gang, meets Italy at Berlin on Sunday night, in a matchup of blue -- France's Les Bleus vs. the Italian Azzurri. The French will be making just

their second ever appearance in a World Cup final -- the other was their famous 3-0 victory at home over Brazil in 1998. With just a few minutes to go, French fans in one corner of the stadium started singing "La Marseillaise," the French anthem, and followed with chants of "Allez Les Bleus!" France and Italy have a long history of tricolored battles. The French rallied to defeat Italy 2-1 in the 2000 Euro final when Sylvain Wiltord scored with 30 seconds left in second-half injury time and David Trezeguet got a goal 13 minutes into suddendeath extra time. France also beat the Italians on penalty kicks in the 1998 World Cup quarterfinals. Unbeaten in nine straight games since a March 1 exhibition loss against Slovakia, France started the World Cup slowly with ties against Switzerland and South ANG Photo Korea before beating Togo to get Zinedine Zidane celebrates after scoring the lone goal in France's 1-0 win.

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Kings acquire Cloutier

By JOHN NADEL The Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Kings made another move in their rebuilding process Wednesday, acquiring goaltender Dan Cloutier from the Vancouver Canucks for two draft picks. Cloutier played in only 13 games with the Canucks, recording an 8-3-1 record with a 3.17 goals-against average, before sustaining a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 20. "I think it's important to have an established goaltender," Kings GM Dean Lombardi said. The Canucks will receive a second-round draft choice next year and a conditional selection in the 2009 draft. Cloutier became expendable when Vancouver acquired goaltender Roberto Luongo from Florida last month, and signed him to a four-year, $27 million contract.

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 www.cityofukiah.com.

Bonds' Those cats have claws trainer Athletics fall to Tigers, 10-4 jailed

MLB | TIGERS 10, ATHLETICS 4

By PAUL ELIAS The Associated Press By JANIE McCAULEY The Associated Press

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 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 4635253, ext. 1301.

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.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds' personal trainer was held in contempt of court and taken to prison Wednesday for refusing to testify to the federal grand jury investigating the San Francisco Giants' slugger for perjury. Greg Anderson, who served three months in prison after pleading guilty last year for his role in the Bay Area Laboratory CoOperative steroid scandal, was led out of U.S. District Judge William Alsup's courtroom by two deputy U.S. marshals. He will be housed at the Federal Correctional Institution in nearby Dublin, but his stay may be short. That's because Anderson will be set free once the grand jury's term expires, which will occur within weeks, Alsup said. Anderson was initially ordered in March to testify to the grand jury investigating whether Bonds perjured himself when he testified to the original BALCO grand jury in December 2003 that he never knowingly used steroids or other banned performance enhancing drugs. "Every person, even the President of the United States as held by the Supreme Court, has to give testimony," Alsup said in ordering Anderson to prison.

OAKLAND -- Jim Leyland's players were singing and smiling again around the clubhouse tables, exhibiting the kind of exuberance that comes with knowing you are accomplishing something special. Success has been hard to come by for the Tigers organization in recent years, so why not enjoy? Even if it is just early July. All-Star Kenny Rogers won his seventh straight decision against his former club and Craig Monroe hit a two-run homer, leading Detroit over the Oakland Athletics 10-4 Wednesday to avoid a threegame sweep. "We definitely have some pieces to the puzzle that allow us to go out and be a playoffcontending team," Monroe said. Brandon Inge added a solo homer for the Tigers, who have the best record in baseball but had lost three of four following a seven-game winning streak. They have been swept only once this season, April 10-13 by the World Series champion Chicago White Sox. "It's a big win," All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez said. "Every win is important.

Oakland played great for two games, then we came back and scored runs early. We're fine, we're OK, we're in good shape." Rodriguez doubled twice among his three hits in the game and scored twice. Carlos Guillen also scored twice, and Chris Shelton hit a two-run single in the second inning to stake Rogers (11-3) to a quick lead. Rogers, headed to his third straight All-Star game next week in Pittsburgh, posted his fourth win in a row overall despite not having his best stuff. He gave up four earned runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked two. The left-hander is 25-4 in 56 games in Oakland -- including 23-1 in 41 starts at the Coliseum since 1995. He pitched for the A's in 1998-99. He leads all active pitchers with 21 victories against the A's. Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco saved a run with a great leaping stop on a high liner by Jay Payton in the fifth that turned into an inningending double play. Payton, who hurt Detroit in the first two games of the series -- hitting a three-run homer Monday night and driving in two runs including the winning single in the 10th inning of Oakland's 2-1 win Tuesday -- went 0-for-4.

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Marco Scutaro makes a play to first base in Oakland's 10-4 loss to Detroit Wednesday.

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North Ukiah All-Stars pitcher Dylan Lancaster receives congratulations from second baseman Wyatt Heydon after striking out a Youth Coast batter to end the fifth inning Monday night at Bechtol Field.

North Ukiah All-Stars down Youth Coast, 11-10

By RYAN GARNER The Daily Journal

Trading blows like a couple of featherweight prize fighters, the North Ukiah Little League All-Stars captured a thrilling victory over Coast Youth, 11-10, in the District 35 California 9-10 year old baseball tournament Wednesday night at Bechtol Field. Spectators who braved the cold wind were treated to an exciting game, with North Ukiah rallying from a deficit on four separate occasions before right fielder D.J.

Anderson drove in the winning run with a two-out basesloaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Already trailing 3-0 in the top of the second with the bases loaded, North Ukiah pitcher Anthony McCarthy walked in two runs, giving Coast Youth a 5-0 lead. Dylan Lancaster replaced McCarthy on the mound, pitching his way out of a jam and giving North Ukiah a chance to gain some momentum. "I didn't think we were going to be able to come back," said Lancaster. North Ukiah not only came back, but took the lead in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs. Two runs had already been walked across the plate when McCarthy drove a threerun triple up the middle, tying the score at five. Wyatt Heydon brought

McCarthy home from third base in the next at bat, pounding a ground ball into right field and giving North Ukiah a 6-5 lead. The lead was short lived however as Youth Coast responded with two runs in the third inning, regaining a one-run lead. North Ukiah countered with two runs in the bottom of the third, taking an 8-7 lead. Lancaster scored on a sacrifice fly by McCarthy, and Nathan Johnson added a run thanks to a single by Paul Steliga. The fourth inning provided a mirror image of the third. Both teams scored two runs and North Ukiah carried a 109 lead into the fifth inning. Like boxers taking a muchneed round of rest, neither team managed to score in the fifth inning, leaving North Ukiah three outs away from

victory heading into the sixth inning. It only seemed fitting that Youth Coast managed to tie the game in the top of the sixth, bunting a runner home from third base, but North Ukiah prevented any further damage with strong defensive play. North Ukiah failed to score in the bottom of the sixth and the game entered extra innings. Youth Coast loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but Lancaster made an incredible defensive play, stifling an attempt to steal home with a quick throw followed by a swift tag from McCarthy at the plate. "I was already planning for them (Youth Coast) to score, but the kids came through and did a great job," said Steliga. "I knew they had to change

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Earns berth in semifinal with straight-sets victory

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WIMBLEDON, England -- The "Ooohs" and "Aaahs" from an appreciative crowd began during warmups, when Roger Federer volleyed one ball through his legs. His artistry grew more impressive once play began for real. Facing the last man to defeat him on grass, three-time Wimbledon champion Federer quickly turned the Centre Court rematch into a mismatch, beating No. 7seeded Mario Ancic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals. If the score was routine, Federer's play was anything but. Some shots were so sublime that even the Swiss star was

taken aback. "I definitely had a period where it was so good, it was just incredible," said Federer, bidding to become the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set. "You're not afraid to try anything, you're not afraid to hit the ball hard, you're not afraid to go for aces. That's the sensation you get when you're playing so well. That's exactly what I felt today." Ancic's assessment was more succinct: "He's just Roger. What can you say?" Federer will be joined in Friday's semifinals by two far-less-expected participants. Unseeded Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden eliminated No. 14 Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4 to become, at 34, the oldest Wimbledon semifinalist since

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to the knockout phase. The French then defeated Spain and defending champion Brazil to reach the semifinals. Portugal, a 20-1 shot last December, advanced to the World Cup semifinals for just the second time. Eusebio, the hero of Portugal's 1966 run, was on hand as was former French captain Michel Platini, considered by many his nation's greatest player. France's win ended Portugal's 19-game unbeaten streak since a February 2005 exhibition loss at Ireland and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's 12-game undefeated string in World Cup matches. France also defeated Portugal in the semifinals of the 1984 and 2000 European

Championships. Zidane, the balding hero of the 1998 final, converted the penalty kick one minute after Carvalho and Henry collided about 1 yard into the penalty area, and Uruguayan referee Jorge Larrionda pointed to the penalty spot. Henry was making a cut and their legs hooked, and Scolari and his bench players popped up en masse, furious with the call. Zidane sent the ball just inside the post, with goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira diving to his right but just unable to get a hand on it. It was the first goal Portugal had allowed since the 29th minute of its first-round finale against Mexico. Portugal repeatedly was angry with the calls. Just after Zidane's goal, Portugal wanted a penalty kick with Cristiano Ronaldo went down

in the penalty area trying to reach a Luis cross and claimed he was pushed by Willy Sagnol. When there wasn't a call, a water bottle was kicked on the field in front of Portugal's bench. Portugal's goalkeeper came up to play offense on a corner kick in injury time, leaving an open net. After the final whistle, Figo walked over to the referee, spoke with him, then gave him mock applause. Scolari wagged his finger at the officials as they walked off, and was blocked from getting close to them by a FIFA official. Ronaldo and Zidane were whistled at by each other's fans in the crowd of 66,000 at Allianz Arena. The first 10 minutes were fast-paced, with Deco taking a hard shot from about 20 yards in the fourth minute, and Willy Sagnol

blocking Pauleta from getting to the rebound. Maniche just missed over the bar in the ninth minute with a 30-yard drive off a pretty back flick from Ronaldo. Henry nearly added to the lead three minutes into the second half, with a shot that went off Ricardo's left wrist and spun just wide of the post. Franck Ribery had a shot from the arc about a minute later that Ricardo pushed over the bar. Ronaldo nearly created a tying goal in the 78th, when French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez -- another of the 1998 heroes -- let his 30-yard free kick bounce off his arms and up in front of the goal. Luis Figo, another world player of the year, had an open header that he sent over the bar.

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American cyclist emerging as favorite at Tour de France

By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press

S A I N T- Q U E N T I N , France -- In a sport ruled for so long by Lance Armstrong, fellow American Levi Leipheimer is hardly a household name. In the next two weeks of the Tour de France, he might become a little more familiar. The consistently high-performing Butte, Mont., native has reason to fancy his chances of becoming Armstrong's heir: Of the 172 racers still left in cycling's showpiece race that lost top contenders to doping allega-

tions only four have ever finished above Leipheimer -- and one of those is now his teammate. Leipheimer finished comfortably in the main pack in Wednesday's fourth stage, won by Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen with a remarkable final burst of speed. Tom Boonen of Belgium kept the overall lead, proudly wearing the yellow jersey on home turf. Leipheimer, who is 27th overall, admits that it is still early days in the three-week race and that a surprise winner could emerge before the finish in Paris on July 23. "Someone could pop up and do really well," he said after Wednesday's stage four, where he accomplished one

of his top priorities for the fast and dangerous first week: staying safe. Of having been beaten by so few riders in this year's field, he said: "That's the past, and this is a different year and riders get stronger and more experience." When asked, Leipheimer names three riders who placed above him in the three Tours he's finished: Spaniard Carlos Sastre of Team CSC, the Discovery Channel's Portuguese climber Jose Azevedo and T-Mobile racer Andreas Kloeden, a friend and teammate of Jan Ullrich, who was among nine riders barred before the start because of doping allegations. But Leipheimer is forget-

ting a fourth: his Gerolsteiner teammate Georg Totschnig. The Austrian finished seventh at the 2004 Tour, two spots above Leipheimer. Leipheimer's spotty memory is perhaps not accidental. At some point on this Tour, he may have to shelve his own ambitions and ride in support of Totschnig if the team decides that the Austrian has the best chance to win. For the moment, the squad says that both are team leaders and the decision on who is in the best position to ride for the Tour crown will be judged on Saturday's long time trial and their performances during the tough climbs of the Pyrenees and Alps.

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D.J. Anderson is swarmed by teammates after collecting the game-winning hit against Youth Coast.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Mendocino College youth and high school football camps

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their pitcher in the seventh so we had a good chance to score." Tension mounted in the bottom of the seventh and North Ukiah looked confident, loading the bases with only one out. A quick ground ball made its way towards second base and McCarthy crossed the plate safely, sending the North Ukiah team racing onto the field in jubilation. However, the umpire ruled that McCarthy never touched home plate and called him out on the play, giving North Ukiah the bases loaded with two outs. Anderson drove a pitch into center field, scoring

Heydon from third base and giving North Ukiah the victory. "He pitched slow, so I knew I could get a hit," Anderson said, dismissing any notions of pressure or nervousness. "Their pitcher was a little wild early on, but he regained control and started throwing strikes," said North Ukiah manager Glen Steliga, heaping praise on his own pitcher's gutsy performance. "He (Lancaster) did a great job coming into a tough spot and just got better as the game went on." North Ukiah earned a berth in the semifinal of the District 35 9-10 year old baseball tournament with the victory. The semifinal match will take place Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Bechtol Field. ent grass-court player than he was then," said Ancic, whose serve-and-volley skills carried him to the Wimbledon semifinals two years ago. "It's very hard to say, 'Be aggressive. Attack him.' Because if you're just a little bit off with the speed of the ball (on the) approach, you're passed." Federer finished with more than twice as many winners (35) as unforced errors (17). He broke Ancic four times, matching the total of service games lost by the Croat through the first four rounds. During one stretch, Federer won 30 of 34 points, including 14 straight, on his own serve. Yet numbers don't do justice to Federer's flair. He flicked passing shots right through tiny spaces left uncovered by the 6-foot-5 Ancic. Federer broke in the second set's opening game with the help of a backhand hit so forcefully Ancic stumbled to his knees when he tried to volley. Federer broke in the third set's opening game by returning a 130 mph serve right at the feet of a charging Ancic, whose half-volley found the net.

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(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 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 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 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 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 THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 8 Semifinal losers, 9 a.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 9 T GF GA Pts 1 4 0 7 2 3 1 5 1 3 4 4 0 1 6 0 Japan 0, Croatia 0, tie Brazil 2, Australia 0 Thursday, June 22 Brazil 4, Japan 1 Croatia 2, Australia 2, tie Cleveland Kansas City West Division Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles 39 44.470 29 54.349 W 44 43 42 40 17 27 L Pct GB 40.524 -- 42.5061 1/2 44.488 3 44.476 4 Florida 18, Washington 9 San Diego 6, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Mets 5, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 14, St. Louis 4 Chicago Cubs 1, Houston 0 Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 5, 13 innings Colorado 5, San Francisco 3 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Florida (Sanchez 1-0) at Washington (Hernandez 6-8), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Park 5-4) at Philadelphia (Madson 85), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Gorzelanny 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Trachsel 7-4), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Mays 0-5) at Atlanta (Hudson 6-8), 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maddux 7-8) at Milwaukee (Capuano 9-4), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Ponson 4-3) at Houston (Buchholz 5-6), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 6-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Hendrickson 4-9), 10:10 p.m. Friday's Games San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:40 p.m.

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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

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Judge denies bond for 6 accused of Sears Tower terror plot

MIAMI (AP) -- A federal judge denied bond Wednesday for six men accused of plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other federal buildings. The six, who have pleaded not guilty, were arrested June 22 in Miami as part of an undercover FBI sting. They are accused of seeking to support what they thought was an al-Qaida operative's effort to bomb FBI buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington. A seventh man arrested in the case and charged in Atlanta was also being held without bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Bandstra ruled Wednesday that the men in Miami posed too great a risk to the community to be released. "The charges against each of the defendants are serious charges and constitute counts of violence," Bandstra said, adding that it was "not relevant that the plans appear to be beyond the abilities of the defendants." Officials say the group's ringleader, Narseal Batiste, 32, approached an acquaintance and asked the man to put him in touch with someone in the Middle East who might be able to finance their plan. The acquaintance alerted the FBI, which helped connect Batiste with a man pretending to be an al-Qaida contact, officials said. They said that contact had the men swear an oath of allegiance to the terrorist group, but the men never had explosives or actual contact with the terrorist network. In addition to Batiste, the Miami defendants in the case are Stanley Grant Phanor, Patrick Abraham, Naudimar Herrera, Burson Augustin and Rothschild Augustin. The man charged in Atlanta, Lyglenson Lemorin, was scheduled to be moved to Miami. Each of the men faces four counts: two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count each of conspiracy to destroy buildings by explosives and sedition against the U.S. government. The counts carry maximum sentences of between 15 and 20 years. Several relatives of the men have denied that they were violent. They described the defendants as deeply religious men who studied the Bible and Islam.

GOP holds unusual hearings on immigration, border issues

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer

No dice: NJ casinos close their doors, victims of state budget stalemate

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's casinos ushered the last of the gamblers away from slot machines and tables Wednesday, and janitors locked the doors behind them as a state government shutdown claimed its latest victims. In the first mass closure in the 28-year history of Atlantic City's legalized gambling trade, all 12 casinos were dark. Gov. Jon S. Corzine addressed the Legislature at the Statehouse Wednesday morning, defending his position as a stalemate over the state budget entered its fifth day with no deal in sight. Corzine wants to raise the state sale tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to close a $4.5 billion state budget gap; lawmakers oppose the tax increase, estimated to cost the average New Jersey family $275 per year. When the Legislature missed its July 1 deadline to pass a state budget because of the dispute, Corzine ordered the government shut down. "It is deplorable that the people of this state are left in such a painful position," Corzine told the Legislature Wednesday. "The people of New Jersey have every right to be angry." The closure of the Atlantic City casinos is a particularly hard hit. They have a $1.1 billion payroll, and the state takes an 8 percent cut -- an estimated $1.3 million a day.

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Republican-led House panel held unusual national hearings on immigration Wednesday, spotlighting differences with President Bush's proposed election-year overhaul that includes a guest worker program and legal status for some who are in the country illegally. In a subcommittee meeting at a San Diego Border Patrol station, Republicans tried to focus on the potential for terrorists to enter the United States through Mexico. "Immigration reform must be national security reform," said Rep. Ed Royce, RFullerton, chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation. "We live in an age when dedicated terrorists want to hit us as hard as they can," Royce said. Democrats sought to use the platform to portray GOP immigration and border policies as failures. "This is a charade," said Rep. Bob Filner, whose Imperial Beach district includes the patrol station. "It's a cover-up for the fact that they can't produce a bill and they can't secure our borders." Rep. Brad Sherman of Sherman Oaks, the panel's ranking Democrat, blasted the hearings as "designed to whip up public opinion." About 200 people filled the hearing room. And overflow crowd stood outside under a tent and watched on a TV. Some wore T-shirts with the slogan "Stop Illegal Immigration Now. Ask Me How."

"When they have anything like this, we have to come to show our anger at what is going on," said demonstrator Jennifer Reynolds, 38. Along a nearby road, about 75 other activists rallied in support of immigration. A mariachi band played beside a row of wooden crosses activists planted in memory of people who died attempting to cross the border. The Rev. Art Cribbs, pastor of the Christian Fellowship Congregational church in San Diego, blamed politicians for poor economic policies that pit middle-class Americans against migrant workers. "We are being played one against the other," he said. Inside, Republicans and Democrats grilled Darryl Griffen, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol's San Diego sector, on what they considered shortcomings in border enforcement. Griffen agreed with San

Diego-area Republican Rep. Darrell Issa's characterization of smuggling cartels as "working in a quasi-paramilitary fashion" and capable of moving terrorists or "dirty bombs." Asked by Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, what the Border Patrol needed, Griffen listed a remote video surveillance system, tunnel detection technology and more personnel with adequate equipment. Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, RPa., hosted a hearing in Philadelphia about a need for foreign workers. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the gathering the economy of the country's largest city and the entire nation would collapse if illegal immigrants were deported en masse. He encouraged Congress to offer those in the country illegally

an opportunity to earn permanent status. "No wall or army can stop hundreds of thousands of people each year," Bloomberg said. House GOP leaders called the hearings last month after the Senate in May passed an immigration reform bill, backed by Specter, that includes a guest worker program and a path to citizenship for millions in the country illegally. A separate Houseapproved bill focuses only on enforcement. Democrats initially considered boycotting the hearings but decided to treat them as a platform to assail an enforcement-only approach to immigration reform, according to Sherman. The panel that met in San Diego was set to meet again Friday in Laredo, Texas, another border city. Republicans on the panel include Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, a leading voice for a crackdown on illegal immigration, and Rep. Peter King of New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, who broke with the White House on immigration. Republican-led House committees will hold hearings outside Washington in midJuly on making English the nation's official language, and how enforcement of immigration laws affects American workers. A hearing the week of Aug. 14 in Arizona will focus on costs to local and state governments "caused by an unsecured border." Associated Press Writers Allison Hoffman in San Diego and Kimberly Hefling in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

Navy up against environmentalists before Hawaii sonar exercises

HONOLULU (AP) -- While the Navy was staging war games and hunting down "enemy" submarines with sonar off the island of Kauai two summers ago, more than 150 lost and disoriented whales were swimming chaotically in the shallows of Hanalei Bay. That mass stranding was a scene neither the Navy nor environmentalists want to see repeated as 40 ships from eight countries return to the islands this month for the world's largest international maritime war games. But the two sides agree on little else, including whether sonar was to blame for that incident. The continuing dispute highlights a deep divide over how to best protect marine mammals while safeguarding the nation's defenses. This week, environmentalists won a temporary restraining order to stop the Navy from using a high-intensity sonar during this year's Rim of the Pacific 2006 exercise, which had scheduled sonar use to start Thursday. The federal judge's order Monday came just days after the Defense Department granted the Navy a six-month exemption from certain federal laws protecting marine species to allow use of the "mid-frequency active sonar." Environmentalists had argued that the exemption was aimed at circumventing their lawsuit. The Navy's failure to take a "hard look" at the environmental impact of war games was an "arbitrary and capricious" violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper wrote in granting the restraining order. Cooper ordered the two sides to meet to discuss mitigation measures in an effort to avoid further litigation. She also scheduled a hearing for July 18 on whether to replace the temporary restraining order with a preliminary injunction.

Doctors have proof that man's brain rewired itself after car crash

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Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart in a car crash. Terry Wallis, 42, is one of the few people known to have recovered so dramatically so long after a serious brain injury. He still needs help eating and cannot walk, but his speech continues to improve and he can count to 25 without interruption. Wallis' sudden recovery happened three years ago at a rehabilitation center in Mountain View, Ark., but doctors said the same cannot be hoped for people in a persistent vegetative state, such as Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who died last year after a fierce right-to-die court battle. Nor do they know how to make others with less serious damage, like Wallis, recover. "Right now these cases are like winning the lottery," said Dr. Ross Zafonte, rehabilitation chief at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who was not involved in the research. "I wouldn't want to overenthuse family members or folks who think now we have a cure for this."

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STATELINE, Nev. (AP) -- A bear cub drew a crowd of spectators at a Lake Tahoe neighborhood as it munched on barbecue-chicken-and-jalapeno pizza in the back seat of a vintage red Buick convertible. It also apparently washed it down with a swig of a Jack Daniel's mixer, some vodka, and a beer taken from a cooler, the vehicle's owner said. About 30 people watched the cub lumber around a parking lot on Sunday before it homed in on the car and the spicy pizza on the floor. The bruin was unfazed by the car's horn the blew nonstop as the cub pressed the seat into the steering wheel. "The bear was loping along in the parking lot and then decides to get inside the car," said resident Jerry Patterson. The owner of the car, David Ziello of South Lake Tahoe, said the bruin didn't cause any damage, but slopped cheese and jalapenos on the seats and floor. Carl Lackey, a biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said up to two dozen bears live in the Kingsbury region near the south shore of Lake Tahoe. They come for food from Dumpsters and people who leave it in the open, said Lackey, who tracks and relocates bears on the Nevada side of the Tahoe basin. Lackey warned visitors and residents against keeping food inside their vehicles. ------ AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- American Fork keeps getting bigger. The Utah County community is the biggest city in the country with "America" in its name, according to a U.S. Census report. The city north of Provo has grown to 22,387 people, making it the largest on the U.S. map to feature the name "America." American Canyon, Calif., was second with 13,887 people, followed by American Falls, Idaho, population 3,985, according to census figures released last week. From 1990 to 2000, American Fork grew by more than 6,000 people. It was originally named Lake City because of its proximity to the northern shores of Utah Lake, but the name was changed in 1860 to avoid confusion with Salt Lake City to the north. It was renamed American Fork, after the river that runs from American Fork Canyon to Utah Lake. "I think it's well named," mayor Heber Thompson said. "There's a concept there. It's strongly American because we want to preserve our heritage and values. I think that's a strong ethic." ------ LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Hastings are feeling lucky this year. The 30-county area they serve in central Nebraska and north-central Kansas hasn't had a confirmed tornado for the first six months of this year. That hasn't happened since 1950. There were two years that came close, 1966 and 1981, when a single tornado was reported during the first half of each year. "It's quite unusual," said Steve Kisner, warning coordination meteorologist in the Hastings office. "We're glad Mother Nature is keeping everybody safe -- again showing the unpredictability of the weather." Between five and 10 tornadoes usually hit the office's coverage area between Jan. 1 and June 30, Kisner said. The weather service has calculated there's a 3-1 chance a tornado will occur in Nebraska during this period. Tornadoes are especially common in the 30-county area because they are in the northern part of Tornado Alley, a tornado-prone region stretching from West Texas to North Dakota. ------ OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) -- Independence Day didn't have its usual bang here after someone stole about 250 pounds of fireworks. "It's kind of disheartening that someone would do that, and they did it at the last minute, so we couldn't get any to replace them," said Garland Norton, mayor of the town of about 1,000 people. The $3,000 worth of fireworks were stolen Monday from the Wastewater Treatment Plant, where they were held in a shipping container for use in a fireworks show. "All they left was what we would use for the grand finale -- about a minute's worth of fireworks," Norton said Tuesday evening. "They knew what they were doing. They got the better stuff."

Seven green sea turtles gain independence on the Big Island

By KARIN STANTON For The Associated Press

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- Before some 800 onlookers, seven young green sea turtles were taken from nearby saltwater ponds where they had been raised and ferried individually on a white mesh stretcher toward the surf. It was Turtle Independence Day on a Big Island beach. Measuring up to nearly 3 feet in diameter, the turtles gave a couple of final fin flips or a quick look back at the shore before heading off from the coast fronting Mauna Lani Resort, headed toward their new life adventures. Since 1989, Oahu's Sea Life Park has been providing young turtles to be raised in the ponds and, once they reach the age of 2 or 3, to be set free on July 4. The event includes educational booths, games, food and a special appearance by a Teenage Ninja Turtle. The Lague family from Minneapolis enjoyed an early lunch after visiting several booths and stopping at the face-painting table. "I've seen turtles before but not sea turtles. We don't have

A generation ago, green sea turtles were hunted for sport and restaurant dinner menus. But in 1978, the turtle was added to the federal endangered species list, making it crime to kill or harass them.

sea turtles," said Sydney, 9, as she sported a blue turtle painted on her cheek. "I learned how they swim with their fins up and down. It's kind of like they are flying." Parents Julie and Jude said they appreciated the opportunity to show their children that caring for the environment and wildlife can have a positive impact. "Conservation does work. To see turtles come back shows it does happen," Jude Lague said. "Just for the kids to see it means everything." Renato Lenzi, general manager at Sea Life Park, said the annual event is an important step in raising awareness and educating people about the endangered green sea turtle. "Remember, they are messengers," he told the crowd. "This delicate environment needs our help. Now, everyday is Fourth of July for these turtles." Lenzi said he was pleased the day was geared toward children. "It's nice to see the kids get so excited to see the turtles," he said. "They are one of the most important reasons we do this." A generation ago, green sea turtles were hunted for sport and restaurant dinner menus. But in 1978, the turtle was added to the federal endangered species list, making it a crime to kill or harass them. While the number of green sea turtles is rebounding, Lenzi said the task in not complete. "They are on the verge of a recoup, but there's still a lot to learn and find out," Lenzi said. "You can only protect them if you know them." Mauna Lani has nurtured more than 100 turtles before releasing them into the ocean. Prior to July 4, the turtles undergo a veterinary check and are fitted with a microchip and external identification tag. The resort also hosts hundreds of school children each year through its cultural and marine programs. On the Net: Mauna Lani Resort cultural programs: www.maunalaniculture.org. Sea Life Park: www.sealifeparkhawaii.com.

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THE LEARNING CHALLENGER

by Robert Barnett DIRECTIONS: A. Using each "Chaos Grid" number with its letter one time, arrange the numbers with their letters for the "Order Grid" so each vertical column, horizontal row, and two diagonals each ADD to numbers inside thick lined cells. B. Some correct numbers with their letters have been put into the "Order Grid" to get you started. Also, above the "Order Grid" is a "Decoded Message" clue. C. After you have solved the "Order Grid" doing as direction "A" says, put the letters from horizontal rows, from left to right, under "Decoded Message" and make words to form the answer.

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(Answers tomorrow) NAIVE TUXEDO JUNKET Jumbles: TIGER Answer: When the investors bought the seedy bar, they formed a -- "JOINT" VENTURE

Abused wife needs help fast, keep trying

Dear Annie: My friend, "Giselle," has a husband who is emotionally and physically abusive. At the moment, Giselle has a black eye, a huge gash on her arm and a red mark around her neck. She's told me story after story of his abuse, which has gone on for six years. And did I mention he does this in front of their 2-year-old daughter? I finally hit rock bottom with my tolerance and told Giselle if she doesn't do something to get her child out of this sick relationship, I will. She's begged me not to tell anyone, but I worry. I told her I am no longer going to her house, and I have a hard time remaining friends with her while she stays with this abusive man. Her family has bribed her with money to leave her husband, promising to support her and the child. But she defends him, saying, "He wasn't feeling good that day," or "He was aiming for the wall when he punched me and

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didn't mean to give me a black eye." I am tired of it. He cheats on her, beats her and nothing is bad enough to be a deal breaker. She's only 25 and the sole breadwinner. I am out of things to say to her. Please help. -Friend in Need Dear Friend: The dynamic between a victim and abuser is complicated. Giselle's selfesteem is so low that she believes she is at fault, that she doesn't deserve better, and that her life would be worse without him. That's why she makes excuses for his behavior and stays. We know it is frustrating, but please don't abandon her. Call the National Domestic

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469-06 7-6,13,20/06 NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE T.S No. T06-20566-CA Loan No. 0091526061 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-08-2004 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum, of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest thereon and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of the sale. Trustor: WILSON L. TUBBS III AND MARTELEA C. TUBBS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: TOWN & COUNTRY TITLE SERVICES, INC. Recorded 09-27-2004 as Instrument No. 2004-21859 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of MENDOCINO County, California, Date of Sale: 07-26-2006 at 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 100 NORTH STATE STREET, UKIAH, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $103,974.05 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1361 OAK ST FORT BRAGG, CA 95437 A.P.N.: 008-302-33-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of the first publication of this Notice of Sale. Date: 07-06-2006 TOWN & COUNTRY TITLE SERVICES, INC. 505 City Parkway, Suite 200 Orange, CA 92868 (714) 634-8967 (714) 480-5690 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 714-6342474 EXT 34101 MAGGIE CASTILLO, Trustee Technician TAC: 739786B PUB: 7/6 7/13 7/20 500-06 7-6/06 MENDOCINO COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD NOTICE OF 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF PY 2006-07 MODIFICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FIVE-YEAR LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The Local Workforce Investment Area PY 2006-07 modification of the Strategic FiveYear Local Workforce Investment Plan is available for a 30-day review period to solicit public comment. The review period will end on August 8, 2006. The plan includes the local vision and goals for the Mendocino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB). The draft PY 2006-07 modification of the Strategic Five-Year Local Workforce Investment Plan and supporting documents may be reviewed at the Workforce Investment Board office, 631 South Orchard, Ukiah, California, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout the review period. The plan may also be reviewed at the Mendocino County Library, Fort Bragg branch, 499 East Laurel, and Ukiah branch, 105 North Main. Written comments may be submitted to the Workforce Investment Board, 631 South Orchard, Ukiah, California 95482 during the review period and the comments received will be presented to the WIB at its regularly scheduled meeting of August 9, 2006.

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496-06 7-6,11,18/06 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE CASE NO.: SCUK CVPB '0624873 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: NORMA R. PRINGLE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: KEVIN PRINGLE in the Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: KEVIN PRINGLE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. X THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. X THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action). The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on DATE JULY 21, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept.: E, located at: COURTHOUSE, 100 N. State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Thomas S. Brigham (44899) 441 North State Street Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 462-9292 /s/Thomas S Brigham THOMAS S BRIGHAM 450-06 6/15,22,29,7/6/06 CITATION FOR PUBLICATION UNDER WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE SECTION 366.23 Case No. SCUK-JVSQ-05-13525-02 1. To : Tony Robles and anyone claiming to be a parent of: Jayden Rosenbalm born on: 02/03/2001 at: Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Ukiah, California 2. You are hereby notified that a hearing under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26 will be held on 09/13/2006 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. G, located at Court House, 100 N. State Street, Ukiah, California 95482. 3. At the hearing the court will consider the recommendations of the social worker. 4. The social worker will recommend that your child be freed from your legal custody so that the child may be adopted. If the court follows the recommendation, all your parental rights will be terminated. 5. You are required to be present at the hearing, and you will have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and cannot afford to hire one, the court will appoint an attorney for you. 6. If the court terminates your parental rights, the order may be final. 7. The court will proceed with this hearing whether or not you are present. Date: June 01 2006 /s/Sandy Benson by /s/Benjamin D. Stough, Deputy

488-06 6-29,7-6,13,20/06 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: (Numero del Caso) MCV 18264 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso a Acusado) WILLIAM CLOW, individually and dba LITTLE LESS TRUCKING and DOES ONE through TEN, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (A Ud. le está demandando) REDWOOD COAST PETROLEUM, INC. a California Corporation You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons is served on you to file a typewritten response at this court. A letter or phone call will not protect you; your typewritten response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). Después de que le entreguen esta citación judicial usted tiene un plazo de 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS para presentar una respuesta escrita a máquina en esta corte. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no le ofrecera protección; su respuesta escrita a máquina tiene que cumplir con las formalidades legales apropiadas si usted quiere que la corte escuche su caso. Si usted no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso, y le pueden quitar su salario, su dinero y otras cosas de su propiedad sin aviso adicional por parte de la corte. Existen otros requisitos legales. Puede que usted quiera llamar a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de referencia de abogados o a una oficina de ayuda legal (vea al directorio telefónico). The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF Sonoma 600 Administration Drive, Room 107-J, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Wililam J. Douglas, SBN: 125079 Jack H. Nissen, SBN: 72110 Nissen & Douglas Gold River, CA, 95670 (916)853-7310 DATE: (Fecha) March 27, 2006 /s/Denise L. Gordon HAZEL EINARSSON, Deputy 499-06 7-6-06 NOTICE OF CORRECTION Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Mendocino County will meet in the Board Chambers, at 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1070, Ukiah, California, on Monday, July 17, 2006, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, sitting as the Board of Equalization for the purpose of equalizing and adjusting assessments and will continue in session for that purpose from time to time until the business of equalization is disposed of. Protests may be filed with the Clerk of the Board, at 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, California 95482, July 2 through November 30, 2006. Application forms may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah or from the Assessor, in Room 1040, Ukiah. KRISTI FURMAN Clerk of the Board

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449-06 6/15,22,29,7/6/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2006-F0438 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SWISS - TECH. USA 3955 Primrose Dr. Willits, Ca 95490 Paul Brian Shibata 3955 Primrose Dr. Willits, CA 95490 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on June 13, 2006. Endorsed-Filed on June 13, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Paul Brian Shibata PAUL BRIAN SHIBATA 464-06 6-22,29,7-6,13/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 2006-F0454 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: TWO FEATHERS PRIVATE SECURITY ENFORCEMENT 4740 Burke Hill Dr. #A Ukiah, Ca 95482 Perry Glenn Joshua Trepp 4740 Burke Hill Dr. #A 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 Aug 1, 2006. Endorsed-Filed on June 20, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Perry Glenn Joshua Trepp PERRY GLENN JOSHUA TREPP 481-06 6-29/7-6,13,20/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 0006-F0468 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: Scale Building 21451 B Poplar St Ukiah, Ca 95482 Jonathan Shepherd 21451 B Poplar St 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 Date June 27, 2006. EndorsedFiled on Date, June 27, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Marsha A. Warff MARSHA A. WARFF 497-06 7-6,13,20,27/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 0006-F0481 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ALDEN INTEGRATION 9605 Colony Drive Redwood Valley, Ca 95470

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Finn Roald Alden 9605 Colony Drive Redwood Valley, CA 95470 This business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Date January 1, 2006. Endorsed-Filed on Date July 3, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Marsha A. Wharff MARSHA A WHARFF

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487-06 6-29/7-6,13,20/06 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 0006-F0472 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: MENDO LAKE TERMITE 1871 RIDGE RD Ukiah, Ca 95482 MATTHEW C MILLER 1871 Ridge Rd. 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 Date June 28, 2006. EndorsedFiled on Date June 28, 2006 at the Mendocino County Clerks Office. /s Marsha A Wharff MARSHA A WHARFF

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 www.mcoe.us/jobs or call 707-467-5012

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

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call E. 743-2280 Please...Reward! Single parent now attempting to care for and move in terminally ill mother who has be diganosised wth cancer. Is in search of "twin"matress and box springs set at litte or no cost. Please call 468-0907 ask for Shelley

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.

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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

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

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

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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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IN MEMORIUM

The family of Carrol L Ornbaun wish to express to our neighbors and friends our gratitude for the cards, gifts, and donations to hospice in his memory.

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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

HELP WANTED 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] hoplandtribe.com Graveyard shift WORKING with kids, small homelike environment, good pay & benefits. Fax resume to 463-6957

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor position

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HELP WANTED Mail Order Co. located in Ukiah has job openings for the following positions: · Order processor · Inventory Clerk · Office Assistant/ Cust. Service 937-1648 or fax resume to 937-1762 Mountain View Assisted Living is now looking for a Dietary Aide - Split shift & P.M. Receptionist. 5-7:30. 4 nights/wk. Apply in person.

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HELP WANTED Sec./ Receptionist some computer, filing, and telephone skills required, busy property management co. resumes accepted 320 S. State, Ukiah Sec./ Receptionist some computer, filing, and telephone skills required, busy property management co. resumes accepted 320 S. State, Ukiah

120

HELP WANTED

250

BUSINESS RENTALS

300

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED

480

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.

SECRET SHOPPERS Needed to Evaluate Local Businesses Flex hrs, EMail Req'd 800-5859024 ext.6520 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. Seeking people to work one on one supporting DD invididual in a home setting. Call Cindy 468-9331

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

Lic#236800809

GARDEN OFFICE PARK

Spaces from 445sqft To 726sqft. & up

MISC. FOR SALE 18' Catamaran $900. 12' Topper Sailboat $400. Eng. Oak Antq Tbl $400. Am. Oak

Buffet $400. 462-1311

500

PETS & SUPPLIES Free Puppies! Aus. X McNab. Myrtle color & Blk & White. 743-1688

590

GARAGE SALES

SPRING RENT SPECIAL

.90/sq.ft. 1st yr.

UKIAH

140 Zinfandel 1bd1ba. $660 Hud OK.

DOWNTOWN

2nd FLOOR

DANCE STUDIO

3500 sq. ft.

CENTURY 21

Les Ryan Realty

Property Management

Broyd Hill Sofa almost new, Winter white with blue a flora lpattern. Comes with 2 matcning pillows.$150 OBO 2 truck bed tool boxes 1 lg & 1 sm both also like new $75 OBO Call: Jim at 212-1236 Free Pine firewood and old Redwood fence lumber 695-1311 Hot Tub `06 Deluxe Model. Many jets. Therapy seat. Warranty. Never used. Can deliver. Worth $5700. Sell $1750. 707-766-8622 GUN & KNIFE SHOW July 15 & 16 Ukiah Fair Grounds (530)529-1853 SPA-Deluxe `06 model. 30 jets. Therapy seat. Never used. Warr.Can del. $2750.707-468-4300

LEE KRAEMER

Real Estate Broker

468-0463 Ukiah 1541 N. Bush. 2 bd. $740. Plus sec. HUD OK, N/S. 462-5159 W. PERKINS 2 bed, 1ba apt. patio, H20 & garbage pd. West side. $785 + dep. Beverly Sanders Realty 462-5198

German Shepherd Pups Organically fed Sieger champ lines AKC SchH3 KKL1 DNA, Sire imported from Germany Health/hip guar. Microchip. $1,500 318-0011

PUBLIC INVITED

VFW Post 1900 BREAKFAST & INDOOR FLEA MARKET

Sat. JULY 8

Veteran's Memorial Hall 293 Seminary Ave. Ukiah

468-8951

300

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 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

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

Breakfast 8am-11am-$4 Flea Market 8am - 2pm

Table Rentals $5 Call 462-7622 PUBLIC AUCTION Contents of 9 storage units. Must bid for entire contents of each unit, no partial sales. Fri. July 7 @9 am C&M Stg. 297 Brush Sat 9-4, 125 Mendocino Place, LOTS of good stuff, dont miss this one! St Marys Rummage Sale Sat. 8-12 Sun 912. 991 S. Dora info 459-9230

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 @

www.trinity cfs.org

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

open working with adults with disabilities. Mon.-Fri. 35+ hrs. per week. Benefits. Paid Vacation, holidays, sick, health, dental, vision. $7.83 $11.02 DOE. Apply at 990 S. Dora St. Ukiah. 468-8824 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

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. Ukiah Dodge Chrysler Jeep is now taking applications for business office assistant. Apply online at www.applyautojob.c om/ukiahdodge

320

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 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 HOPLAND Very nice 1 bd private deck, covered

pking$795.mo/$300.dep 744-1450

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

330

140

Shady Brady

Ship/receiving clerk w/superv. exp. FT + benefits. 7-3:30. Fax resume to 462-9442 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 Tasting Room Sales Associate High energy with exp. in retail sales. Passion for wine a plus. Will train. Contact Don 744-1396 Truck Drivers Wanted. Experience preferred. Call 459-6677 Willits P/T Janitor call: pat say for info 707-476-8874

CHILD CARE Babysitter Wanted, Potter Valley, clean DMV + refs. needed. 743-1721 SERVICES OFFERED Housekeeping Shopping & Organizational Services Ref avail Shelley 468-3839 FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOMES FOR RENT 2bdrm/1bth, $1200/mo., Incl. water, garb. gardner. N/S, pets neg. 528-6651

610

500

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MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS

2 female 1 male 462-6719

PETS & SUPPLIES

REC VEH CAMPING 2001 32FT Seabreeze 5th wheel 3 slide outs excel cond. ideal for full timer $33,500 485-0232 30' 5TH WHL $6K Vacationeer 1988 Nice Interior By Appointment Only 707-459-6874 `83 Pace Arrow 31' Motor home. clean. $8500. Low miles. 467-1327, 391-9733

Now accepting applications for cooks & wait staff. Apply in person Bluebird Cafe Ukiah

200

Beautiful 2 bdr. 1 ba. 2nd home on 3.5 ac. small P.V. Farm. $1200/mo. incl. PG&E. N/S, pets neg. 769-7708 Cabin/Apt. for Rent, Redwood Vly., $900/mo. Advanced Nutrients 20-50% off. 318-0011

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OFFICE ASSISTANT I

Superior Court Mendocino County 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: www.mss.ca.gov to "Career Opportunities". Closes 7/14/06 OFFICE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST F/T position w/busy Prop. Mgt. Firm. Must be personable & professional, detail oriented, able to mulit-task, knowledge of office equip. & procedures. Benefit pkg. avail. Applications avail. at: Realty World Selzer Realty 300 E. Gobbi St. 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 Real Estate Licensed or not. We're hiring now! Offices in your area. Will pay for your license & give you free training.

800-400-5391 ex. 958

650

4X4'S FOR SALE

CHEVY 1976

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

205

by Monday July 10, 2006 at 4:00 pm. AA/EOE m/f/v/d Business Manager 20 hrs wk. Sal. neg. Call 467-9294

COURT REPORTER

$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. courts.ca.gov

BANKRUPTCY is it for me? FREE

consultation by phone!

LEE KRAEMER PROPERTY MGMT

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

370 380

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

354-3248 or 459-3639

590

Atty Ed Dechant 800-823-0600

Billy

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

www.pawstoadopt.com

Cabinetmaker/ Stainer/Finisher

Ukiah Custom Cabinets is currently seeking a skilled Stainer/ Finisher. 5 yrs. min. exp. 707-391-7967 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 Cloverdale Healthcare We're expanding! Seeking dietary aides & cooks. Join our winning team! P/T & F/T positions.

Jill @ 894-5201

250

BUSINESS RENTALS

Banquet Hall & Kitchen Ukiah Senior Center 499 Leslie St. 462-4343

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.

Melanie 707-485-1328

No Section 8. 463-2134 MOVE-IN SPECIAL!!! Sierra Sunset offers 2 bd. apts. w/pool & laundry facilities, carports & more! Selzer Realty 468-0411 OBSERVATORY 2 bed., 1 ba. apt. HUD OK, H20 & garb. pd. Carport. $735+Dep. Beverly Sanders Realty 462-5198

WANTED TO SHARE RENT Lrg. rm. $495. $495 dep. Util. incl. House priv. 468-0244

GARAGE SALES Alert-Senior Center Thrift Open Mon-Sat 10-4, Donations of good quality furniture only & volunteers needed 462-4343 Fri & Sat 8-2 Moving sale 3870 East Side Calpella Road Large Back Yard Sale Fri & Sat 9-4 Good Variety 626 Grove Ave. Large Estate Sale Sat 9-4 Sun 9-2 1401 Sequoia Plaza El Dorado Estates Multi family sale July 1 & July 8th 8-5 735 Hwy 175 Old Hopland

$2500.

489-6510 Chevy `94 Silverado

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

$6,000/bo 485-8831 Jeep Cherokee 1990 Great cond. $2200. AC power windows. 485-8802/463-7977

Nissan `90 Pathfinder

460 480

APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES & FURNITURE. Guaranteed. 485-1216

4X4 Needs transmission. $3,000. 468-9622

660

MISC. FOR SALE Queen size waterbed, double pedestal, mirrored headboard, light oak, 150/bo 463-0283

VANS FOR SALE Chevy `85 1 T. Van. Runs good. Good work van. $1400. 485-0998

Anderson Valley Animal Rescue

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707-468-3500

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. www.co. mendocino.ca.us/hr EOE

CNA's F/T, P/T,

days & PM's. Great working cond.

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

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 Construction Help needed exp. pref. but not necessary. immediate start date. 485-1991 F/T Photo Tech. & general office help. Come to Photo Finish 125 N. State St. or call 462-6242 HOPLAND 1 bdrm. Above Bluebird Cafe $675 + dep. 489-8600

RITE-AID

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. www.co.mendocino. ca.us/hr EOE

Following Positions Open Photo Deparment Cashiers, Mgmnt See store manger for App. 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. 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.

Check Classifieds

468-3500

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TRUCKS FOR SALE Chevy Step-side 72' short bed, big block, turbo 400, $7000 obo. 489-7234 Ford Pickup 74' F250 with shell, Plymoth Voyager 87' $900 ea. 463-0362 Ford Ranger XLT 2002, 18k mi., excellent cond., $12,500 462-7714 Mits. `02 Montero Sport LS wht. 29,3K $14,500. 467-1259 call 9:30-10:00pm

SERVICE DIRECTORY

CONSTRUCTION

ANTIQUE

with this coupon

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Antiques & Collectibles Appraisals

Foundation to finish Homes · Additions · Kitchens · Decks

Lic. #580504

HAIR & SKIN CARE

HAIRCUTS COLOR PERMS STYLING

FACIALS PEELS WAXING LASH TINTS

EVERY WEDNESDAY 11-5

680

CARS FOR SALE

Redwood Valley Antique Mall

9621 N. State St. Redwood Valley 485-1185 Buying Antiques & Collectibles Daily.

HONDA CIVIC LS `97.

PW,PL Auto. 122K Miles 10 disc changer $4500/bo 463-0283 Lv mess. Acura Integra `00 GSR, Blk&Blk lthr, 59K miles, Loaded w/LoJack, Good cond. Asking $11K/bo. Call for more info! 459-8800 MBenz `73 450SLC V8 2dr sed $6500 New Upholstery. New Paint. Daily Driver. By Appointment 707-459-6874 Honda 2000 XR200R dirt bike, 4 stroke, good cond. $1700 obo. 391-6791 Honda CRVLX `96 Excel. cond. $8500. Silver. 467-1327, 391-9733 LEXUS `92 ES 300 140K. Great Condt. $4,000. 367-0873

707.485.8954 707.367.4040 cell

Organic Hair Products Therapeutic Skincare Products Mineral Makeup 468-7979 309 A West Perkins St.

· Room Additions · Painting · Fences/Decks · Garage/Shops · Solid Surface Countertops · Kitchen & Baths

SOLID SURFACE & LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS

2485 N. State St. · Ukiah

J.C. Enterprises

468-0853

lic. #871755 · John Johnson

Bill & Craig 707.467.3969

CL 856023

TREE TRIMMING

TERMITE BUSINESS

From Covelo to Gualala the most trusted name in the Termite Business!

Call for appointment 485-7829

GUTTERS

Prepainted Seamless Gutters

Ogee Gutter Curved Face Gutter

HANDYMAN

Escobar Services

All types of home repair, remodeling, construction, window & door repair, carpentry & tile Can fix almost anything.

Serving Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Calpella & Willits.

HOME REPAIR

Home Repair · Electrical Ceiling fans, wall outlets, wall heaters (gas & electric), Dryer hookups · Carpentry Doors, windows, fine finish trim · and more · Satisfaction Guaranteed

FRANCISCO'S Tree & Garden Service

Yard Work Dump Runs Tree Trimming

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27 Colors to Choose From

Fascia Gutter

4" 5 1/2" 5 1/2" Aluminum · Copper · Steel

Limited Lifetime Warranty**

Irv Manasse

All Local Numbers 707-313-5811 office 707-456-9055 home 707-337-8622 cell No CSLB Insured

Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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RESTAURANT

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462-2468

**To original owner.

(707) 485-0810

DUMP RUNS

Non-licensed contractor

MASSAGE THERAPY

720

MOBILES FOR SALE Skyline 1965 Mobil Home washer/dryer, water cooler.$10K/bo

485-1443 or 391-5083

Massage

Fine Mediterranean Delights

Redwood Valley

Oolah Boudreau-Taylor

Thorough & Sensitive Deep Tissue & Sports Massage

SHANAHAN ELECTRIC

ELECTRICIAN

REFINISHING

Furniture and Antique Repair & Refinishing

30+ years experience Laquer, Varnish, Oil, Wax, Water-based finish

Workshop in Redwood Valley

Very Clean!

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.

DINE IN · CARRY OUT 707.462.3789

Indoor Smoke Lounge

1109 South State Street, Ukiah Open: Monday - Saturday Fast Service: 11:00AM - 8:00 PM

My work is to reduce your pain, improve your ability to do your work, and allow you to play harder

Auger Electrical Trenching Dump Truck 420 O.K.

Free Estimate

Serving Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma Counties & beyond

1st Visit Special

· Tractor work · Hauling · Clean up · Landscaping · No job too small · Free estimate

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

485-1881

707-621-0422

C-10 #825758

391-5052 cell

485-8659 mess

LANDSCAPING

free estimates

Allen Strong 707-485-0802

PLUMBING

25 Years Experience

FLOORING

CABINETS

LANDSCAPING

Quality Service

$38,000

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

Robinson ~ Plumbing ~

Serving Willits and Ukiah

Hardwood Flooring

H AND S CRAPED S OLID O AK 50% OFF R ETAIL!

license #849949

Sangiacomo Landscape

Lic. #367676

MAINTENANCE

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No Job to Large No Job To Small

10 years Experience

463-2333

Showroom - 756 S. State St.

Cabinets, countertops, design, installation and remodeling

SPECIALIZING IN REPAIRS

(707) 459-3212 (707) 467-1888

License #646710

Solid Oak $3.99/s.f. Bamboo $2.99 Laminate 88 cents

Laminate Center 468-7490 · 995-3290

Clines Unlimited Construction, Inc.

license #608885

· Consult · Design · Install Exclusive Line of Bobcat track loaders

Established in 1970 Office (707) 468-0747 Cell (707) 391-7676

760

LOTS & ACREAGE Lot with septic & water, ready to build, 3820 East Side. Calpella Rd. 200k 485-7567

462-5617

RAFA LLAMAS 621-0566 354-0293

SPA & SALON

REAL ESTATE

We Buy Houses CA$H!

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· · · · · We pay Workers Comp Process Weekly Payroll Pay all Payroll Taxes Maintain all P/R Files Invoice Client Weekly

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· Waxing · Massage · Make Up · Body Wraps

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Need cash out? Can do! RATES STILL LOW!

Do you need to sell your home quickly? Behind in payments? Facing foreclosure? Relocating? Divorce? Estate sale? Is your house vacant?

Call Larry Wright GOLDEN BEAR MORTGAGE

707-433-9143

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3bd2b, 1/4 acre in Ukiah. $315K Nancy Rudig Lincoln Realty 972-3894 FSBO 1bd/1bath 750sqft great westside loca. 202 Barnes $350K 744-1671 Industrial Shops for lease. 1400 sq. ft5800 sq. ft. with land for equip., trucks ect. 485-5180

For more information about our Payroll Service, call us. LINK Personnel 545 N. State St. Ukiah, CA Mon-Fri. 9-5 www.link2hire.com 468-LINK (5465)

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LANDSCAPING

CONSTRUCTION

HOME REPAIRS

HOME REPAIRS

POOL SERVICE

CREEKSIDE LANDSCAPE

License #624806 C27

RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

Complete Landscape Installation · Concrete & Masonry · Retaining Walls · Irrigation & Drip Sprinklers · Drainage Systems · Consulting & Design · Bobcat Grading · Tractor Service

Road Grading Road Rocking Building Pads Septic System Rock Hauling Portable Screening Plant

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Lic. #764005

Carpentry - Plumbing Electric - Tile Cement - ETC Residential Commercial CAN FIX ANYTHING Lic # 6178 · Insured Cell: (707) 972-8633 Home: (707) 468-8136

www.alvarezhomerepairs.net

pool service

(707) 744-1912 (707) 318-4480 cell

Joe Morales

· Supplies & Chemicals · Equipment installation, Repairs and Maintenance

707-485-0310

Call Jason or Tony 354.3323 · 354.1089

PLANT SCIENCE SPECIALIST Want a beautiful garden, but unable? Call me to do it for you Experienced in: Small vineyard & orchard management /development. Also offering services in organic vegetable,herb, &ornamental gardening

Call Chris 24/7 (707) 349-5282

EXCAVATING

Residential & Commercial Specializing in Small Area Excavation

Tile & Stone

NOTICE TO READERS

We publish advertisements from companies and individuals who have been licensed by the State of California and from unlicensed companies and individuals. All licensed contractors are required by State Law to list their license number in advertisements offering their services. The law also states contractors performing work of improvements totaling $500 or more must be licensed by the State of California. Advertisements appearing in these columns without a license number indicate that the contractor or individuals are not licensed by the State of California. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Contractors State License Board.

· Underground Utilities · Storm & Water Systems · Septic Systems · Road Construction · Demolition · Fencing · Landscaping · Lot Prep. & Cleaning · 6"-30" Hole Bore · No Cost Estimate

Remodel To Custom

459-1734

Lic. 775250

Office: 485-7536 · Cell: 477-6221 General Engineer · Lic.#878612

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Rockport 65/52 Laytonville 87/54 Westport 65/52 Covelo 88/54

TONIGHT 50°

Mainly clear this evening; low clouds late

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Fort Bragg 61/49 Elk 72/52 Willits 86/48

Willows 91/62

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Ukiah through 2 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High .............................................. 77° Low .............................................. 53° Normal high .................................. 89° Normal low .................................... 55° Record high .................. 108° in 1931 Record low ...................... 44° in 1916 Precipitation 24 hrs to 2 p.m. Wed. ................ 0.00" Month to date ............................ 0.00" Normal month to date ................ 0.01" Season to date .......................... 0.00" Last season to date .................. 0.00" Normal season to date .............. 0.01"

FRIDAY 94° 54°

Areas of low clouds and fog, then sunshine

Redwood Valley 87/51

UKIAH 87/50 Philo 79/50 Boonville 87/51 Gualala 63/50

Lakeport 86/50 Lucerne 86/50

SATURDAY 98° 55°

Mostly sunny and very warm

Clearlake 85/51 Cloverdale 86/53

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Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

Lake Mendocino ­ Lake level: 746.71 feet; Storage: 84,123 acre-feet (Maximum storage 122,500 acre-feet) Inflow: 114 cfs Outflow: 246 cfs Air quality ­ Ozone: .036 ppm (State standard .090 ppm) Carbon monoxide: .35 ppm (20.0 ppm) Nitrogen dioxide: .008 ppm (.25 ppm)

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compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: BOOKED -Jimmy Bailon, 23, of Navarro, was booked into jail on suspicion of battery at 2:18 a.m. Monday. BOOKED -- John Marcel Smallcombe, 48, of Fort Bragg, was booked into jail on suspicion of causing corporal injury to a spouse at 7:58 a.m. Monday. BOOKED -- William

Richard Rowe, 26, of Clear Lake, was booked into jail on suspicion of battery at 11:36 a.m. Monday. BOOKED -- Eliazar Nmn Rodriguez, 38, of Willits, was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence at 2:42 p.m. Monday. BOOKED -- Scott Donald Washburn, 42, of Westport, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, battery of a peace officer, willful cruelty to a child and knowingly receiving stolen goods at 10:37 p.m. Monday. BOOKED -- Drew Dolan, 21, of Truckee, was booked into jail on suspicion of bat-

tery at 3:28 a.m. Tuesday. BOOKED -- Jonah Keoki Torres, 21, of Laytonville, was booked into jail on suspicion of battery at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday. BOOKED -- Lindsay Marie Murphey, 23, of Fort Bragg, was booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday. --

CHP REPORTS

The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: ARREST -- Todd Rowan, 43, of Fort Bragg, was arrest-

ed on suspicion of driving under the influence at 8:16 p.m. Monday. ARREST -- Anita Jimenez, 31, of Talmage, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance on Gobbi Street east of Oak Manor at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday. ARREST -Nigel Swinney, 26, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on the Perkins Street off-ramp from Highway 101 at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday. ARREST -- Ernst Elliot, 42, of Hopland, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the 1700

block of North State Street at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday. ARREST -- Gregory Cuadea, 29, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Highway 101, three miles south of Willits, at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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.

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and create credits when the solar system is operating. The solar array -- which will provide DFM Car Stereo with 24,300 kilowatt hours of clean energy each year -- is also environmentally friendly. "It's clean, renewable energy with no greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change," Booth said. "If you look at electricity production in California as a whole, that 24,000 kilowatt hours of electricity offsets production of 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year," he said. "I am excited about being the first commercial business in Ukiah to go green," Brodoski said, noting he is also excited about using local contractors to do so. "We want to support our local community in every way. You get fair prices, great service and usually end up working with a friend in the end," Brodoski said, adding, "Every time money goes to Santa Rosa, everybody in Mendocino County loses." Savings and clean energy aside, Brodoski said he went solar because "I wanted people to get the feeling I got when I touched a solar inverter at my son's house, knowing it was generating electricity seven years after its installation."

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Work crews install solar panels on the south facing roof of DFM Car Stereo. Brodoski purposely put the inverter boxes to his solar system inside his store where customers can come in, touch them and ask questions about how it all works. He also plans to install a computer monitor which will display a graph showing the solar production for the day.

Laura McCutcheon can be reached at [email protected]

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an informant had witnessed Russell Rexrode being given a mountain lion kitten. According to the informant, Rexrode said he intended to tame the kitten and use it to train his dogs, Shimek testified. Based on that information, Fish and Game wardens and Mendocino County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant on Oct. 17, 2005 for 16311 Old Caspar Railroad Crossing Road to look for cages, traps and catch poles used to handle wildlife.

A search of that address revealed 119 pounds of processed marijuana, 60 marijuana plants, 36 $100 bills, a cage and homemade gauntlets and gloves. Russell and Sara Rexrode have been charged with marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, unlawful possession of non-game bird parts and unlawful possession of a mountain lion kitten. Lehan also held the Rexrodes to answer to the special allegation that they were in possession of 35 weapons. The Rexrodes are scheduled to appear at trial on July 18.

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along walking trails and roadsides throughout California. The weed has made its way over from Mediterranean countries, specifically Turkey and countries in northern Africa, and is considered the most common weed in the state. "It's not very friendly when the thorns come out and it's an invasive weed," Harper said. "It tends to seed later when heavy rains come, so it has a large seeding." According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the yellow starthistle is estimated to cover more than 14 million acres of the 101 million acres of total land here in California and can be found in 56 of 58 counties. The thorny weed is toxic to horses, is a nuisance to hikers, degrades the value of the land it's on and poses major problems to the ecosystem it inhabits. "The yellow starthistle on roadsides causes a major problem," Harper said. "It's a unique kind of plant because it likes disturbed soils and it produces a hard seed and a soft seed. Caltrans tends to mow roadsides after plants are done flowering, and with the yellow starthistle having a nice yellow color and seeding right after the flower dies it usually spreads fairly easily." As of 2002, Monterey County was in first place with just over 1.6 million acres infested with yellow starthistle and Mendocino and Siskiyou counties both had

just over 1 million acres. Ventura County saw the largest jump in acreage infested from five acres in 1985 to 250,000 acres in 2002, and the ability to control this weed raises many concerns. "It is controllable to some degree," Harper said. Control methods tried here in Mendocino County include options like sheep grazing, mowing, manual removal, clover or perennial grass reseeding, herbicide and biological control. "We have tried different methods like biological control, but none of them seem to work that well." Harper said. "The first thing should be to dig it out, but that is for when it is in a smaller area. "Once it covers a larger area, it is very difficult to control. Another good thing to do is once you dig up the yellow starthistle, seed some competitive vegetation to take its place and keep it from becoming a nuisance." And some local areas do have control over this pesky plant. "If we see the yellow starthistle we pull it out," said Dr. Robert M. Timm, center superintendent and extension wildlife specialist at the Hopland Research and Extension Center. "We don't have a problem here at the extension center because we deal with them before it becomes a large problem." For more information about yellow starthistle and how to help control it, visit http://wric.ucdavis.edu/yst/yst .html

James Arens can be reached at [email protected]

He lost two partners during those years, both shot and killed in the line of duty. He said he was drawn to the chaplaincy because he saw the need for it after spending 20 years in a policeman's shoes. "My garbage can has been filled many times," Russell said. Huddleston also has a history with law enforcement. His father was a sheriff's deputy in San Francisco and many other members of his family have worked in law enforcement, including his son-in-law, who is a CHP officer. "I always had interests in that direction because of family ties," Huddleston said. He began his work as a police chaplain in San Francisco, and said many officers there are cut off from their own religious communities because of the distance they must commute for work. When Huddleston moved to Ukiah with his family, he approached the local CHP captain about continuing the program. Russell said he and Huddleston often help each other because each man brings unique past experience to the job. "Ralph's the pastor, I'm the cop," Russell said. Both Russell and Huddleston are members of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, which provides support and training to chaplains around the world and holds annual training conferences on numerous subjects. Any police department that is seeking a chaplain can contact the ICPC for information.

Ben Brown can be reached at [email protected]

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time with an increase in the percentage of old people," said Bill Butz, president of the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington think tank. Countries have lost people because of wars, disease and natural disasters but never -- at least in modern history -- because women stopped having enough children, Butz said. The U.S. is the fastest growing industrialized nation in the world, adding about 2.8 million people a year. That's a little less than 1 percent.

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Patricia Archer, 49, of Carlotta, was killed when her 1999 Ford overturned and struck a redwood tree off of Highway 101 north of Weott at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday. Todd Rowan, 43, of Fort Bragg, suffered major injuries when he struck a driveway bridge abutment in a 1987 Mazda on Monday. According

to CHP reports, Rowan struck the abutment after his vehicle drifted off the road and into a drainage ditch on Ward Avenue west of State Route 1. Rowan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to CHP reports. In 2005, nine people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Mendocino County during the Fourth of July holiday weekend and one traffic fatality was reported.

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