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Marysville Yuba Sutter Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - November 27, 1985, Marysville Yuba, California Wednesday Cities see salvation in a prison /Lifestyles C1 9. Top Sikh priest shot in temple /News A6 /See below Farmers' Rice: Outlook bright and shiny Easing children's fears about hospitals /Family C2 YUBA-SUTTER Vol. 115-No.HO. 125th Yew Democrat Wednesday, Nov. 27,19t5 MatysviHeOTuaaCity^aKf. Single Copy 25* Smouldering jet trainer '1 ' California Highway Patrol Officer James Welker looks over the burning wreckage of an Air Force T-37 jet trainer that (A-D Photos t>v David Parker) crashed yesterday near Bullard's Bar Reservoir in Yuba County. Air Force clamps lid on crash probe Sounds of jet crash heard two miles from heavily forested impact point By GARTH ROGERS A-D Staff Writer The sound of crashing metal and splintering trees could be heard two miles away from the crash site of the T-37 trainer airplane that dropped out of the sky yesterday morning near Bullards Bar Reservoir. U.S. Forest Service workers at a station on Marysville Road about two miles from the site said they heard the plane go down about 9:15 a.m. Then residents in the area began calling the station and reported smoke and two men descending on parachutes. Both occupants of the two-seat, twin-engine training plane ejected safely and suffered no injuries, floating to earth within about 300 feet of the crash site in the rugged Yuba County foothills. The aircraft, flown by 2nd Lt. Bruce D. Umland, 23, with student navigator 2nd Lt. Gregory Johnson, 22, navigating, was on a routine training mission out of Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento when the crash occurred, a Mather spokes- man said. The men are assigned to the 455th Flying Training Squadron at Mather. Air Force personnel would not comment on what might have caused the crash. A board of officers established shortly after the crash is investigating the cause. No comment will be made about the cause until the board's report is complete, a Mather spokesman said. Forest Service and California Department of Forestry personnel who saw the plane before it crashed have been asked by the Air Force not to comment. Johnson and Umland were about 30 minutes into the mission that was scheduled to last over an hour when they experienced problems with the aircraft. They bailed out at about 10,000 feet, Johnson said yesterday morning at the crash site. Johnson said he and Umland watched the plane crash as they floated down under their parachutes. The plane hit the ground intact See Back Page, CRASH | 0& , ^^^^ Student navigator 2nd Lt. Gregory Johnson sat near the wooded crash site. Ostrom garbage landfill site not dead yet The Bi-County Solid Waste Authority doesn't want to give up on the Ostrom Road site proposed for a new garbage landfill, but directors are convinced it would be a waste of time to negotiate with the Wheatland City Council. So the authority will seek legal advice to see what options there are in continuing to press for approval of the Ostrom Koad site. One of the options could include an attempt to amend the bylaws of the authority, making it unnecessary for Wheatland to approve the location. The Wheatland City Council last week turned down on a 4-1 vote a resolution approving an amendment to the Bi-County Solid Waste Man- agement Plan which would have designated 260 acres off Ostrom Road near Beale Air Force Base, about five miles north of the city, as a landfill site. Yuba-Sutter Disposal Inc. owns the property. See Back Page, OARKAOi + Duke backs ag tax break Reception in Y-S area By ANNE FISHER A-D Staff Writer Gov. George Deukmejian caused a ripple of excitement last night when he wound up a tour at Peach Tree Country Club, shaking hands and speaking briefly to Yuba-Sutter area supporters. The governor's short address to about 75 people avoided heavy political issues and focused on recent Republican victories - curing a Democrat-inspired budget deficit, attracting business to California and See A 7, puke � Gov George Duekmejian Summer target set on prison By CHUCK SMITH A-D Staff Writer State corrections officials hope to be able to recommend to the state legislature late next summer whether to authorize the construction of a prison somewhere in Yuba or Sutter counties. Two additional potential prison sites were mentioned yesterday during a meeting of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, which has agreed to conduct two public hearings on potential sites at some time in early 1986. State officials are also looking on their own for potential sites. IRAC representatives agreed yesterday not to remove any of the existing potential sites from the list Chance of rain. High yesterday was 55; the overnight low was 44. Details A-7 ! Today Index Classified..................D1-4 Editorials......................D6 Financial......................B4 j Lifestyles...........C Section j Comics.................C7 J Crosswords..........C5 j Family................C2-3 \ Movies-TV............C6 Sports...............B Section Vital Statistics..............A7 Farmers' Rice: 'We aren't taking any prisoners By HAROLD KRUGER A-D Staff Writer One California rice grower cooperative is thinking big, while another is thinking small. At its annual meeting last Thursday, the Rice Growers Association of California gave its members a small metal belt buckle. At its meeting yesterday, the Farmers' Rice Cooperative handed out 10-pound boxes of rice-related products made from FRC rice - breakfast cereals, rice cakes, candy bars, baby food, dog food, beer and, of course, packages of rice. Thinking big vs. thinking small. "We aren't taking any prisoners," FRC President Ralph Newman Jr. told about 1,000 people at the Red Lion Inn.''We're a fast moving, elusive target. In developing their plans, I would remind our competitors that it is not enough to aim, you must hit." RGA's troubles during the last few months with members displeased with the co-op's low 1984 final crop settlement were never directly mentioned during the FRC meeting. But Newman couldn't help but allude to numerous inquiries he has received from rice growers clamoring to join FRC. "It seems to me that a membership choice for the future boils down to a simple business decision," he said. "Now, if you are more concerned about what your neighbors might think, or if you want to be part of a great social or economic experiment, or if you want to see if the results in another organization may See Beck Page, mci + to be discussed at the public hearings. Seven potential sites, five of which are in Sutter County, were identified earlier this month by planning departments in the two counties. Yesterday, two other potential sites in Yuba County were mentioned. Yuba County Supervisor William Harper recommended that land in the vicinity of the proposed landfill on Ostrom Road north of Wheatland be considered. He said the county's potential to construct a co-generation plant at that location would benefit both the county and the prison, which could receive steam-power from the plant. See Back Page, PRISON | Mission prepares dinners There won't be many places in the Yuba-Sutter area for the homeless and needy to go for their Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The Twin Cities Rescue Mission. 940 14th St., Marysville, said it will serve its usual turkey dinner with all the trimmings beginning at 2 p.m. Last year, according to a mission spokesman, the facility served only 25 dinners. "You never know," he said. "One year we had 80. We fix a whole bunch, and if nobody shows up. we have a lot of turkey left over." A spokesman for the Salvation Army Service Center said it won't have any dinners in Marysville but the Army will be serving meals in Sacramento. The weather for Thanksgiving, meanwhile, is expected to be partly cloudly with highs in the upper 40s to the mid-50s Rain or light sprinkles are expected tonight with lows in the 40s The outlook for the rest of Thanksgiving weekend is rain likely Friday with partial clearing Saturday. Sunday will be fair except for morning fog. Highs will be in the upper 40s and 50s. Lows will be in the 30s and 40s.