Norco Pony Express (Newspaper) - November 18, 1976, Norco, California No. 45 November 18,197 734-0210 GR A CHAPTER BARREL RACING CHAMPION DAMM Y JOHNSON Norco woman readies for National Rodeo Finals in Dec. 3 to 11 Johnson of Norco will be making her second appearance at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma next into the Mrs. Johnson is the fifth ranked money winner among the top 15 Girls Rodeo Association who will appear in the her winnings total Johnson is the current California GRA Chapter Barrel Racing champion for the second year in a Her participation in the Dec. 3 through will appearance finals on her horse Scooper beginning his barrel racing this horse was on the race track for two her first year of active competition in the Girls Rodeo Mrs. Johnson finished in California GRA Chapter She began a winning streak at in 1975, and did not went on to be the Barrel Racing Champ for 1975, and season by winning the Grand National barrel race at Cow This is the last PRCA approved rodeo for the is married to Eugene a dispatcher for Fox Hollow Horse She has a 12-year-old who is also a barrel racer and made it to the California Junior Rodeo Association Finals in 1976. is a designer and maker of chaps for the Norco Ranch Outfitters Western Store in her spare by the City of Norco ttf reopen a sewer plant operated by the California Center have been clouded by recent revelations which may render the project economically Manager Tom Mauk told the city council Monday night that it became obvious to the city staff last week that uie project was at double the cost for half the expected stressed that Uie surfacing problems have nothing whatsoever to lept by former Louis de who filed a lawsuit last week asking that the city do a complete Environmental Impact Report on the city had previously that the reopening of the plant would have no adverse effect on the and therefore no EIR was application for the reactivation was to be heard by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board last week but the city asked delayed said that postponement was sought in order that the city be able to meet certain standards set by the water of the standards requires the city to guard against the eventuality of a 100-year an added expense which doubled the original estimate of to added engineering studies have disclosed that the maximum capacity which the city could obtain from 200,000 a which is about half the capacity originally hoped explained thiat the expected plant capacity was cut down after soil tests for the ponds didn't come up to It would take five to six acres of pond to filter 400,000 gallons a day of said net result is that the city pay to get 200,000 gallons of said added that if the city continues to exceed its one million gallon a day capacity in the Corona sewer treatment the overage will have to be transferred to the CRC thereby cutting down on the additional said that it is still a possible source until such time as the Corona plant is The is scheduled for completion in 1980. the the city has imposed a moratorium on new sewer connections in order to keep from going too much over the one ELAINE day capacity as contracted for with the City of The council is expected to extend the ban at a special study session Friday asked that the city be allowed to proceed with its application for setting project standards at the Dec. 10 meeting of the water board and to file notice of determination to proceed with the He said notice in no with the suggested that one alternative the plant would one the since the state facility has been regularly discharging more than one-third more waste than contracted for with the The contract allows CRC to discharge 250,000 gallons a day when the discharge has actually reached 359,000 gallons on some Mauk said that with it would reduce the city's investment to He other financing proposals would result in obligations of capacity available in Corona the sewered part of the Jerry Riley said that he felt it was time that the city ' CRC for violation of its city has a 30-dy legd notice with state which has already been extended for an additional 30 Taylor said that as with the reopening ' the city should continue to legal can't keep them from flowing ' City Attorney Gerry Shoaf said that he has the idea of possible ' litigation with state officials and was told that in such a the state no choice but to turn the over to the state Attorney that in the forced to drop all with the particularly in terms of the treatment voted to extend the legal notice to CRC for an 30 sewer moratorium and a septic tank lawsuit is taking its toU on new construction as month of October to about half that of the previous value of last month was set at with only 17 ' During the month of September the pace had climbed to with 31 housing starts activity has been concentrated in the eastern half of the city since construction in the city's two largest developments to the west has been halted pending the outcome of the lawsuit by the state Attorney General barring the installation of septic sewer moratorium is expected to remain in effect at least until after a hearing Friday by Sapta Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board in San Bernardino on the city's request to reopen a sewer treatment plant located on Navy ban on new sewer hookups was imposed in mid-September it was learned that Norco had exceeded its one gallon a day the Corona sewage treatment that builders have had been approved tO city comcil has referred the Which involves 32 to the city's Environmental Review Committee to be a request change in conditions ' established the for lawsuit facing the Bluff Development Company and Fullerton developer Richard Both developers were granted similar requests earlier ' month the total value of building in the city topped last year's record-setting mark of This year's total value through October is construction in the city during October five buildings valued at additions or alterations to homes at 10, bams or tack rooms at two patios at three retaining walls at three signs at and three swimming pools at BRUCE GALLAUDET Area according to the Stanford Achievement Test continue to place under the national norms in reading and but skills improvement throughout the educational life in the School District is data supplied by the California Assessment Program the local district receives many students of a to begin so before a teacher even deals with a is below the national or state norms in the Stanford and CAP it has been established that students consistently progress in reading and mathematics skills whUe in the the Stanford there werfe 66 separate readings as to where district students ranked in the national In almost every instance the local students were below CAP test put the local district in the 24th through 45th percentile 30-day ban on sewer connections in Norco is expected to be extended for the second time since it was first imposed in September when the city council meets in study session Friday at 7:30p.m. in City city council set the study date Monday night to consider the impact of growth on Norco's overextended city keeping that the sewer moratorium out the first of next Manager Tom Mauk that he will the moratorium be extended for a further period of council decided to move ahead Monday and vote to extend the sewer connection ban until City Attorney Gerry Shoaf reminded those present that an ordinance such as that requires a Nellie Weaver and Councilman Harry Brinton sixth and 12th grade CAP which deal with districts and not individual placed entry level students in the district in the 24th meaning that 76 per cent of the state's school districts had students with a more promising potential in the first the time the students are second according the had 69 per cent of the districts ahead m This was only the third the California Assessment Program and each year the figures for entry level students were between the 30th percentile and this year's 24th. statistics from ihe CAP testing report that only a of the state districts have more trouble with mobility factors and language problems than A collective bargaining contract calling for a 5 per cent pay increase was approved by the Teachers Association the School District Board of Education only one-third have a greater per cent of minority Supt. Paul in charge of pupil cautioned that the district is not happy with the scores no district is happy with their but that there are some positive points in the growth pattern of the Stanford every segment of student average and progress has been made from pre-test results in the first nine weeks of school to the post-test readings gained in early Only in fifth mathematics and 11th and 12th grade reading and mathematics does the suffer in Asst. Supt. Austin Mason believes there is a reason for this and says the reading scores aren't unique to this suspect that in the fifth there is a tendency to have trouble with math because that is where long division is And seems to us that kids have a in long explained Dr. Also in the upper secondary level we have found it is difficult to get the students to take this kind of testing to Stanford area students progressed extremely well in most despite below the norm in basic Augie Ramirez assistant superintendent of administrative was named to replace Dr. Charles Terrell Jr. as superintendent of the Unified School Dr. Terrell is leaving the district post on Jan. 1 to become superintendent of the San Bernardino School Dr. a lifelong Corona was appointed by the school board in a special meeting last His contract calls for a year for two and a half years with two in 1977,-an^u)iy, 1978.