Ukiah Daily Journal, October 20, 1985

Ukiah Daily Journal

October 20, 1985

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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - October 20, 1985, Ukiah, California October 1985 Foster grandparenting where the love grows PageS The queen of Potter Valley Page 11 Weather MENDOCINO COUNTY heavy at with highs 55 to 65 Windy along the South winds 15 to 35 mph near the ocean with lighter winds Occa sional rain Sunday night with lows 45 to H L Yesterday 64 48 Last year 58 37 From 6 Saturday to 10 today Year to date Last year UkiahDaih Journal AAendocino California Quake shakes NYC NEW YORK UPI A mild earthquake of 47 seconds jolted thousands of people awake Saturday in the nations largest city and was felt from Philadelphia to creating confusion and surprise but no reported damage or in It was the second tremor reported in the Northeast this The Boston area was tickled by a magnitude quake The centered about 20 miles north of New York in Ard struck at and measured on the Richter said Lynn a geologist at the Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory of Col umbia located near the The lasting 47 was felt from Philadelphia to the southern border of the Geological Survey Residents in New Jersey Con necticut and Massachusetts reported feeling the J rI felt it pretty good said Charles I ran I thought it was my boiler at The whole neighborhood was outside look Mayor Edward Koch said he was awakened at Gracie Man the mayors official residence in There was a shuddering of Gracie Mansion but nothing fell off the shelves and I didnt fall out of he I waited five minutes for the second shock and when it didnt I went back to The quake the largest to hit the New York metropolitan area in more than three decades was considered mild by geologists In quakes of the similar magnitude occur about four times a Sykes By the recent earthquake that devastated Mexico City was times more powerful than the tremor in New Sykes An unusual the least serious of four emergency was declared at Consolidated Edison In dian Point nuclear reactor near There there was no damage to the which continued to said utility spokesman Martin Telephones at the New York City police department were ringing off the nook with calls from confused said Ronald In Karen Rotter said she was roused by a deep kind of a growling The whole nouse said Morton Baum of New Bruce a geophysicist at the surveys Na tional Earthquake Information Center in said the tremor was felt all the way to southern Canada and residents of Northampton and Easthamp reported feeling their homes The quake was preceded by a shock at that measured on the Richter Sykes There were no measurable but it would not be unexpected for several to occur in the near he A smaller measuring on the Richter struck the same area but was not widely said Klaus a seismologist with the A magnitude quake caused no damage in Boston Evan Johnson Bright idea department Elliot Little lights up the night sky while he Band wagon rolls on Its a By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sporti Editor Mission accomplished The Ukiahi Wildcat Marching Saturday won the Grand Sweepstakes Trophy in the Santa Cruz Surf City Band Review for the third time in eight and thus reached its goal of retiring a second huge trophy donated by the Santa Cruz Band The band scored out of a possible 100 aggregate or 967 out of a possible to win Grand Sweepstakes honors as the top band in combined marching and showmanship points awarded by Added to the GS trophy being brought home Sunday afternoon by Ukiah were the mar ching and showmanship along with a firstplace in a second place in and a third by Mace Major Michelle who did what she wanted lead Ukiah through the streets of Santa Cruz in Just as the Ukiahi Wildcat Marching Band hopes to march the fivemiles plus through the streets of Pasadena in the Rose Santa Cruz page 2 Kubanis charges conducting vendetta By PETER PAGE Journil Stiff Writer Late Friday afternoon District Attorney Vivian Rackauckas was denying reports that she had fired Al a possible opponent in the 1986 eletion and current deputy district attorney in Fort He is still working for the DAs office right Rackauckas When asked if that statement would still be true after 5 she replied we dont answer the phones after Rackauckas said definitive word on Kubanis employment status would come I dont mean to be but there are legal restrictions on what you can say at certain she who was abruptly transfered last June from Fort Bragg to said Friday he had heard there was a possibili ty he would be I had heard a rumor that might hap but I thought it was more an expression of anger than a thought out We all ex press anger at certain times and then decide to do the prudent But this wouldnt be the first stupid thing Vivian has Kubanis charged that Rackauckas has conducted a political vendetta stemming from a conversation they had March when he broached his interest in running for district attorney in At the Kubanis he believed Rackauckas was on the verge of an appointment to state or federal and would not run for Rackauckas has since an nounced that she will seek a se cond Rackauckas wrote Kubanis a letter dated March in which she asked him to clearify his political He never and still declines to say whether or not he will challenge Rackauckas reelection In the June 1982 primary elec Kubanis finished third in a race with Rackauckas and George McClure for district at Kubanis was told in a letter from Rackauckas May 31 that he was transferred to the Ukiah DAs office due to numerous and varied complaints about the operation of the coast office under your direction and my growing concern about your low conviction Kubanis spent nearly the en tire summer working in Ukiah until a grievance committee on 1 ruled that Rackauckas had acted The com mittee ordered Kubanis reassigned to Fort Bragg until a performance review could be and that all un substantiated criticism be removed from his personnel The committee also directed that he be reimbursed for mileage and be allow ed to respond in writing to any complaints lodged against In an interview Rackauckas said she had begun a performance review and that you will soon see some action regarding She denied the review was prompted by saying his conduct while at work was the Rackauckas was startled to learn that Kubanis had discuss ed with a reporter not only the transfer and but also details of the conversation and letter of last A specific agreement with Al Kubanis was that he not talk to the she That Kubanis broke the pur Eorted agreement would cer ainly be a factor whatever decision she Rackauckas Kubanis said he was unaware both of any review of his per formance and of any restriction on speaking with the I dont see where she has any power to tell me not to talk about things that affect he Rackauckas emphasized that the deputy district attorneys are not civil service employees and can be fired at her If he doesnt fit in for any I can remove she Shea will run again By CARRIE SWITZER Journal Staff Writer Mendocino County Sheriff Tim Shea has announced he will run for reelection in As no other candidates have come forward to challenge him Shea said his own sort of confidential poll predicts other candidates would be faced with defeating Taken over the past few mon the poll show he still holds the majority of support that won him the election in the primary against three other candidates in according to a campaign committee ment released Shea finished the race for county Sheriff in 1982 more than votes ahead of all other candidates with a final tally of Dennis who came in second in a race bet ween four won Ralph Maize and Barron Hankes finished with and Before he was Shea was patrol sergeant on the coast for 22 a former under and a Ukiah During former sheriff Tom Jon dahls second and a sheriffs deputies strike in Shea was president of the Depu ty Sheriffs Although Jondahl did not seek a third term in he and Shea butted heads over the each claiming the other was at least partly Since Shea took office he has been praised mostly for strides gained in busting marijuana gardens in the His equal ly enthusiastic including members of the county board of claim the depart ment is spending too much I think by and large people are very pleased with the departments marijuana eradication Shea said Attention was given to it but only with a limited amount of resources to work With the CAMP Campaign Against Marijuana Planting weve been able to make a lot of Shea admits that the addi tional manpower needed to com bat marijuana growers robs deputies from the The biggest obstacle Ive confronted is the lack of suffi cient personnel to keep up with the public demand for ser Shea A report in August cites Potter Valley residents as being up in arms over crime during the past Neighborhood meetings resulted in a request for a resident Shea says he approached county supervisors in January to request budget allocation for deputies in and Potter Without fan according to his re quest was There is an overall increase in activity in crime ranging from minor to major The population has increased which requires more law said There has been no in crease in personnel since I took and very little in the last 1012 Aside from the need for more Shea says there arent enough people in the office to handle the increase of coroner processing of civil and other areas where the load has increased One program Shea said he will focus on if given a second term is a fulltime crime prevention Theres still much to be he I look forward to another term in office to im plement the program I have in A campaign kickoff has been slated for next Saturday night to raise funds for the upcoming which Shea says takes a lot of A dinner will be held at the Elks lodge in Ukiah for supporters who want to come and have a good Shea School trustees consider unique spending plan By TOM SAUNAS Journal Staff WrIUr Ukiah Unified School District trustees will decide Tuesday night whether to approve a sevenyear spending plan that would give Ihe district more than million for capital im Administration officials presented the plan to the board last but trustees withheld approval so they have more time to consider Some trustees are edgy about about locking the district into mandatory spending for such an extended The funding recom mended by the would produce million for a telephone three diesel two heavyduty and some new classroom fur The plan would cost the district about millionover an eightyear It would be financed through interest and energy credits the district earn ed in the sale of Old Yokayo School to the city of Ukiah and refinancing of existing lease payments on some buses and Associate Superintendent Jack Daniels said the plan would Sve the district money to fund e sorelyneeded im provements at extremely low in terest He said the district could handle the annual ranging from in 198687 to in which would not impact the districts general The under existing is obligated to make an nual payments totaling for a computer system and five buses through 1989 and ac cording to and the plan would only extend those payments for another three and four years at a lower interest The rest of the generated for the new trucks and would be repaid with the energy credits and the interest earned through the Old Yokayo The principle from the sale would not be but would actually grow to near ly with the addition of the interest and energy credits not used to pay off the page 2 ;