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   Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - June 8, 1976, Corona, California                                 Be  A thief ripped, you off last week for* your citizen's band radio, and now a guy you don't know wants to sell you what appears to be an excellent set for a very niodest figure.  Better take a close look ,at him, advises Corona Asst. Police Chief Bill Heckert. He may be the guy who ripped off your CB set to sell it to the fellow who lost the sét the guy is now offering to you.  Which means, says Heckert and Chief Jack Famham, that the theft and resale of citizen's band radios is  becoming a highly profitable and sophisticated business.  Those sets, purchased new, will range in cost from $100 to $â50, ¡dus accessories. "You can feasily put over $400 in a sét If you go deluxéd," said Heckert.  But the moré costly sets can be taken from a parked motor vehicle just as easUy as a cheap set and can be sbld a lot more readily. And the thief is hard to catch, particularly if •your car is parked in 9 public place. It only takes a minute or two for the  experienced thief to get inside the average car and remové the get.  In an effort to break up the business in Corona, city detectives  CB radio colurfin starts tomorrow  began working special night hours on stakeout at likely places where such thefts could occur;  Sometimes .the officers are guided in their choice by police reports.  Officers will review records and mark the sections where the greatest activity is renorfprt at the time.  It's long and lonely work and the payoff is low, but detectives are doing it.  Recently, police detectives captured two groups of persons who were, making a business out of CB thefts. About a half a dozen persons were in each group.  R^ost of them were young males and juveniles. That is true of most of the CB thieves operating in Corona.  During the past three months, vehicle ownerè have reported the theft of 66 CB sets, an average of 22 a' month. That is nearly a $5,000 a month business. With that kind of money, the thief can pop a number of pills or feed other habits, police said.  Of course, the thief doesn't get all that money. He has to share the profit with a fence somewhere.  "There has to be an oùtlet som-place," declared Heckert.  Pamham tells of a trucker who has been offering to install a set in a car  for $40, He's the cut rate fence that picks up a set from a group of thieves in one city and takes them to another city, perhaps out of the state, to'sell and Install them.  Heckert says that the theft of the sets has pass^ the number of "^s and stereo units being stolen a few months ago.  If the car from which the set is stolen is locked, the theft bMoihes a burglary, a felony. If the car is not iocked, the theft is a grand theft, also a felony.  88th Year, No. 255  Corona^,California  Tuesday, June 8,1976  12 Pages—15 Cents  News  0 . ".  at a glance  NEW YORK UPI - The Houston Rockets kicked off the 1976 NBA college draft today by selecting Maryland All-American John Lucas, a 674„guard who averaged 19.9 points a game last season. (See story on Page 7),_ ■ " _  By STEVE WAL AG  TOLEDO, Ohio (UPI) - Two persons were killed and 17 injured, two seriously, when a mini-school bus carrying students to a school for the mentally retarded collided with a car, hit a steel pole and overturned today on the city's west side. • „Police identified, victims as Evelyn Ludwikowski, M, the driver and Glen MackjJIenaf, 10, a student.  HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) - A federal grand jury today'indicted five meh in a nationwide million inr surahce fraud wjth victims.in at leasts ^siic " ■ "  The indictment charged the defendants, two of them already in custody, with 3t4 counts of mail fraud and two counts of conspiracy to participate in racketeering, activity.  MIAMI (UPI) - Prime Minister Fidel Castro has denied any link between the Cuban government and the assassination of President "Kenfi^y, Havana RiadioTTrep^^  ordinance, and  a sewer maintenance charge for build in the future, if approved by the Coronans have been proposed by^City council.  Manager Jim Wheaton to balance Wheaton said he has considered  any red ink in the budget, the ih-I prepare the city to  Corona's general fund fiscal year 1976-77.,  Wheaton says using those sources, rather than hiking the general property tax rate, will be in keeping with the city council's desire for no increase in that tax. The new tax, on permits, which would amount to about $175 on a $45,000 home, would iuity that allows the. owner of a new home in some cases to avoid paying taxes on iit for over a year, although the city, is providing services, Wheaton said.' 1 The sewer fee hike would amount  recommending the new tax in the past, but that it went in this year because of a "tight budget, and the impact of growth."  The city council has limited lo 900 the number of building permits available in 1976 and 1977'. Beaton estimates that about 500 would have the tax imposed on them, at the time they are taken out. Revenue  generated this year would be $87,500.  The tax would be paid by whoever takes out the permit, whether it is the builder of a large or small develoi^ent, or an individual put-  begin meeting federal requirements expected to become effective under à grant being sought tq expand Corona's trtatment plant. Revenue generated would be ^6,000.  The requirements say that the full cost of operating the grant-supported improvement must' be imposed on sewer-using residences.  Wheaton said'he has presented tl^ year's budget without, the detailed breakdown of each division's cost . that went along with past figure. Instead, he said, new descriptions "of"  the "performance objectives,'/ outlining each department's 'goal,, have been added. The change will make it easier to  YORK, Neb. (UPI) - Carli Ann FugaterjaUed iB^years ago for her part in a lO-murder rampage in which she says she had no part, today was: granted a paròle by the Nebraska Parole Board so-she can become "an ordinary litUe dumpy housewife." ^ J  Caril was a 14-year-old junior high school student when she ¡ac-companied Charles Starkweather on a 1958 killing spree through Nebraska and Wyoming that íeft 10 person dèadr nine in the Lincoln area and: one in Wyoming. -  ELECTION CHIEF HERB SAMMIS MAKES A TEST , On one of 46 vote counters to be used-tonight  fiecffon officials se f for fan  By HENRY LEPPARD  Approximately 3,000 election workers^ throughout Riverside County were poised early today for their biggest election day job in two years as they readied for the 1976 California primaiy.  Approximately 200 workers are preparing to start counting the ballots just as soon as the polls close at 8 p.m. ^  ^^ Herbert Sammis, head of the  FRESNO (tJPI) - A young man.was dragged kicking and screaming from a Woolworth's Department Store on a downtown mall today, 15 hours after he armed himself in the sporting goods department and began"" shooting.  The man was apparently unhurt and no one else was hit by the shots fired from inside the store during the nightlong siege by police. The mall had been cleared of shoppers when the shooting began late Monday.  , MADISON, Wis. (UPI) - David S. Fine today pleaded guilty to reduced federal diarges in connection with-the 1970 Uniyersity of Wisconsin bombing in which a researcher was kiUed.'  : Fine, 24, -entered guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy and unlawful-flight to avoid proseqmtion. He could receive up to 10 yearS in prison and a $15,000 fine.  county election department, saiâHiâr' workers will be up most of the night çonripiling thé reports, ground out by, computers in, the iourt house. He expects the count to be complete by about 3 a.m. and computer printouts to be ready for distribution to authorized-persohs by-8-a.m.-^lI..... . .  Forfy-Sbc vote counting machines have been set up in three locations in ' the county. Twenty-four are in Riverside. Twelve are at Hemet and 10 are at Indio.  The election department is expecting a 72 to 75 per cent turnout of the registered voters in the county by the time the polls close tonight.  Sammis estimated there are approximately 208,000 registered voters in Riverside County.  Balloting began here and elsewhere in the county at 7 a.m. today. ----- --- —  Sammis said that special printouts will go, to the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Education from time to time to kéep school  officials aware of the trend of voting on a $15.6 million school bond proposal. r — -------------- :  Speiiial bulletins will be sent to national wire service computers in New York from time to time, and the wire services will use the information to compile their projections of the election.  There will be no counting of votes in Corona ttos election. ■ Marked ballots from the city's 25 precincts will be delivered to Corona Plaza parking lot for transportation to the election"^ department in Riverside immediately after the polls close.  The county supervisor's race has particular interest for Corona voters ^ this;_year. Jra Calvkt, a:^city co^ cilman and former mayor, is one of four candidates for the district one seat to be vacated by Bill Jones at the first of the new year.  Calvert is locked in a major batUe with Walt Abraham, an Arlington businessman and a member of Riverside City Council, to win Jones' seat. Also contending for the spot a^ Dave Skinner, an Arlington furniture store operator, and Henry "Jack" Johnson, a title company executive in Riverside.  The elections department office at 4175-Main St., Riversider will have facilities available to the public  bills, raising them from $4 to $5 for the average household, Wheaton said.  ihie proposed budget--presented m a new, streamlined form - stands iàit $8.15 niillion, an increase of $14é,869, or ^2.48 per cent, over l^st year's adopted budget, Whèaton said. The budget size will change if ongoing negotiations with.:. employe^gtoups_^ resiilt in pay increases.  The majority of the expenses in the proposed general fund budget are in personnel, totaling $4.4 million, or 72.1 per cent of the whole.  The reason for the relatively anall increase in this year's budget is that a federal employment program which added 42^ workers mainly to city parks, wate/,. and wastewater crews, will only be in effect for three months of the next fiscal year. . "No severe reductions in city services are expected; although the ending of the CETA ( Comprehensive Employment Trainbg Act) program will have influence on the ability of service to be sustained at ptior levels,'.' Wheaton said in his budget message to the council.  The budget has been sent to the council for review, but no* date has been set for formal consideration at a meeting.  A major increase over last year's budget is in the cost of collection and treatment of wastewater, because of the growing lead being placed on the city's sewage treatment plant with increased effluent flows. That item has risen from $296,000 last year to $368,000 in the proposed budget, -Wheaton said.  Both the new building permit tax and the sewer maintanance' charge hike would kill two birds with one stone, Wheaton said. Besides helping to balance the budget, Wheaton said, the permit tax would undo the ill effects for the city resulting from 'a tax assessment method that allowà just-completed homes to stand for months before ownere nuist pay_  Hie increase in the sewer maintenance fee would be spent in the area of wastewater management, where the large increase has taken place. Such an increase would be in keepuig with the council's decision that wastewater handling should be paid for by users, not property taxpayers, Wheaton said.  Besides doing its part to prevent  from the budget, if the council feels cuts are 'necessary, Wheaton said. "My intention is to focus on the important aspects of the budget,^ Wheaton said. W™ -  He said he also wants in fufw« years to "add a "performance measurement'' category to the budget, to show whether the goals are being met.  Vocational high pri nclp a I sought  By ELAINE H AITE  Local school officials are seeking a "highly qualified" person to fill the newly created position of principal of a vocational high school scheduled to begin operation here in September.  The Corona-Norco Unified School District has approved the job classification for principal.'of the school to be located on the current site of Kimbell Continuation High School, behind the Education Center on Buena Vista Avenue.  Dr. Austin Mason, assistant superintendent of uistruction, told the school board that the program to be offered at the new school will be designed for the general education ; student Who is^ot^currently; ta^ in .a program he can identify With.  He outlined current federally-funded programs available for high school students with vocational emphasis. However, he noted that they are all aimed at specific students with specifk: probleîns.  The conc^t of what the district officials choose to call an "alternative" high school, according tb Dr. Mason, is based on studies conducted by a task force created for that  vocational high school to participate in competitive sports for another school  Dr. Mason, said that if the students at the continuation school who are there for behavioral reasons, are moved to another campus, the vocational school could accommodate about 300 high school students. Offfcials estimate two-.  thirds of the Kimbell students are there for the work-study opportunity it presently affords.  Schools Supt. Charles Terrell jfr. said that a lot^of questions still have to be answered, in particular how to divide the students at Kimbell, how to select staff; an4 the studentls r<dationships with ■ the two comprehensive high schools in the district.  The board members agreed that H vvould be dMficult to move ahead without a leader, and so the recomnd'endation was unanimously' approved to seek out a principal to "help develop and coordinate the program.  His salary will be restricted to thp level of a senior high school vice principal because of the relative s&e  where electioi) figures will be posted thirpughout the night as long as the counting of ballots continues. '  Light to heavy voting  , Voting trends varied this morning  InaOX - ' ......... - -— 3t four widely separated .precinct  Classified....................10-Î.1 polling, places in* .this area, \y,ith'  Comics .........................6 reports ranging frorii heavy-voting to  Crossword.....................6 "very slow."  Dear Abby.....................5 ^ At Aubumdale Junior High School,  -Editorial.......... ........ . .^4- '-1255 W. River-Roadrprecinct work^  Family Life:.. !!... - . ;..... 5-6 ■ said voting was heavy from the " Good Health.....,............. ..5 opening hour at 7 a.m. until about 10,  Horoscope _______;....... v.... .11 when the trend slowed. About 20 per  Sidewalk Slants..................3 cent of the registeredvoters had cast  ^wrts ................;..... .:7-8 their ballots by lia.m;---  . Television .................... .6 At Parkridge Elementary School,  "jhffgtrctt: : ■ i..... ■.■ :.............6-—^750Corona^AvetT-v^ing-was-repoi;ted-  taxes on them. '  Tax assessments are made in March ¿{ each year. Although an owner would be paying on hiis land, if his home was finish^ after March 1, he won't be assessed until the next year for the home, and his actual obligation to pay, won't arise until July, Wheaton said,  liie result is that the new hbme during that time is putting a strain on city services, but ntit helping to pay for them, Wheaton said, and. this means, an "inequitable tax ■ avoidance," he■ said. ^ '/ ■' ' The tax would, pnly be .impost r once,"on each striictiirer and 'the rhome would only be a^^ed for 75 pei: cent of its fair market value, "in good." One v^orker recognition-that the land has been  Weather  steady all morning with a sudden heavy spurt about 11 a.m.  Only at Corona Junior Hig^ School, at Main, and OUve, w_as the tempo reported as slow. "We usually get our heaviest voting, during the af--ternoons,'Lone polling place worker. said. ' "  At Footh^ Lemon Company, at Chase and Taylor, the pace was reported  _I^te night and mtMving low clouds, otherwise variable high ctouds and ler through tomorrow.  Today's noon temperature was 79, after an overnight low of 47; Yesterday's high was 76.  iaaid|hal  regis'teréd in the precinct had cast -their-ballots4^.;41-ain  Wheaton: Sifid,  have to be  purpose.  -An alternative high_school is.one. _of_thejnstitutiqn that combines individualized instruction with the opportunity , to Work for either pay or school credit, accbrduig to Dr. Mason.  The concept is to be ei^nded to provide a higher level of counseling than is now available to students and .expansion of career opportunities, he added.  "It is not a iflace for students with ."deviant behavior"' but for "disenchanted youth," said Dr. M^pm Emphasisj^^ te plac^ orn careo* orientation.  He told the bc»rd that he sees no reason why students at the vocational high-8ch66l-couldn-t> participate in band of athletic activities atthe other schools,' alUiough arrangements chambers, Corona Giyic Center. Hm would have to be made. commission has a^ short agoida with:  -gxample-ha-citad-waaJhat CIF only tw6. Items, bcth- reqttekta far rules would'haVe to be altered to ^ variances from the.ci^ biiUdliig; allow for students enrolled at the codes.' y;.  Planning boord to meet tonfght ;;  Corona's Planning Commifision -win hold-its firsimeeting of^JiBle tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the council   

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