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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - January 3, 1993, Ukiah, California Ukiah Daily ournal Froshsoph wrestlers Ukiah wrestlers dominate fiveschool A8 Media Qroup 20 pages Volume 132 Number 223 75 cents tax included MENDOCINO COUNTY S LARGEST NEWSPAPER DAYBREAK Aaron Rodgers Free throws are his forte For the first time since the the Ukiah Elks Lodge has a district winner in the lodges annual basketball Hoop Shoot Aaron repre senting Oak Manor swished through enough free throws on 5 to qualify for the next round of competition in Sacramento later this If he survives that level he will go to Fresno for the state Beyond he could go on to Las Veg as and to for the national Aaron was one of six Ukiah area youngsters who were winners at their school Eightand 9yearolds were Kelsey Dent Frank Zeek and Rodgers 1011 year olds Bonnie Ford Redwood Valley and Zack Hayden and for the 1213 yearolds Ian Mon roe Mountain Meadow and Joanna Elmore The district where Rodgers was held at the Pomolita School gymnasium and featured local school win ners sponsored by 12 lodges in the Elks North Coast extending from Napa to the Oregon DECCO 3 king queen queen 9 10 6 king 9 DAILY 3 FANTASY 5 LOTTO 30 and 50 for a million JOURNAL PHONES Main Numbers Circulation Number 4683533 Classified Number 4683536 WEATHER Outlook Sunny Temperatures Fridays high 49 Fridays low 39 Last years high 56 Last years low 29 Saturdays high 47 Saturdays low 27 Last years high 52 Last years low 31 Rainfall As of 7 Saturday Season to Last year to Journal nudo ram 40 racyUud newepitnt Coiiiptow uw luui recycle your Emergency declaration still in effect Storm cleanup continues new storm on the way By GLENDA ANDERSON Journal staff writer County roads were clear and emergency communications were back up by Saturday even but poststorm cleanups kept the local declaration of emergen cy in The local emergency dec lared Thursday remains in effect basically because were still cleaning up after what hap pened last said Gregg county Office of Emergency Services The which began Mon caused mudand rockslides on several county flooded others and knocked out two com munications one in Cahto and one on San Hed temporarily disconnecting radio communications between emergency personnel in inland and coastal Mendocino Smith Smith said the number of per sonnel working on the cleanups warranted keeping the county in a declared The emergency declaration potentially makes the county eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds should the governor later declare a state of he Smith said the county declared a Phase 2 which basi cally means emergency response is he In this the large number of emergency personnel such as firefighters and road work ers such as Caltrans and coun ty employees responding to the weatherinduced problems warranted the emergency decla Smith We are in very extensive he Youve got some dedicated folks out there making sure the utilities are up and the roadways are open and See Page A12 Tan Difly Journal A couple checks out the flooding on 175 east of Hopland on New Years The highway Is now but cleanup from last weeks storm with a new storm system expected to hit the area by Rainfall may signal end of drought By MEADOWS Journal staff writer The thirsty earth soaks up the And and gapes for drink Abraham Cowley 16181667 Its been a long time since Decem ber rains brought the Ukiah sea sonal rainfall to more than 17 Its It would be good to have all the farm Bengston ponds filled said Dave county agriculture Bengston said major Mendo cino County crops like grapes and pears are not affected by the recent rainstorms since the plants are dormant at this time of Those crops could take two times this amount of rain and still be he Bengston was hopeful the heavy December rains signaled the beginning of the end of the sevenyear This is really like the critical beginning of the rainy Usually it comes in The next three months will Of well have good rains until and its all We still have to get to 40 inches in a season for a normal he While Bengston said that gen the Mendocino County area has not had a bad drought problem compared to other areas of he said hell be pleased if the rains are helpful to area cattle and sheep The rains could be great for the range and feed I want it to recharge all the groundwater and Bengston added that his ideal weather forecast would be for subsequent rain which means continuing See Page A12 New Years celebration turns tragic Man arrested in shooting death of girlfriend By GLENDA ANDERSON Journal staff writer A Hopland woman died New Years morning after she was shot by her livein Sheriffs deputies say the shooting was Stephanie Fay was pronounced dead at Ukiah Valley Medical Center shortly after mid night Her Cedric Joseph was arrested for invo luntary manslaughter shortly See Page A12 Banned words list released SAULT AP The associates who compile an annual list of Words Banned from the Queens English went ballistic in downsiz ing the language to cut out the The Lake Superior State Univer sity who released the list said they werent try ing to get in your face by listing words that are overused and generally They just wanted to keep the lan guage on the cutting edge and provide the most complete attempt to get down to the honest truth about the jargon that fills the vocabulary of the American Some sentences that drew their special scom The armed gunman found that his coconspirators high powered rifle was completely They moved quickly to locate a safe haven before their victimless crime was most The associates went ballis tic when they learned of the defi nite possibilities of Congress opens new session Tuesday WASHINGTON AP The 103rd Congress convenes infused with newcomers and eager to prove it heard voters demands to end years of partisan stalemate once Presidentelect Clinton takes But Congress and the new presi dent will face formidable prob lems reform of the nations health care stimulus for the eco reining in the deficit and an array of social There are obviously going to be differences of and I expect that as is their will oppose some of his initia Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine said in a telephone interview last But Im hopeful that on the important issues of economic POLAR BEAR SWIM growth and dealing with the health care and that well be able to get action this At the same Clinton will be confronted with his own campaign such as a tax break for the middle And he will have to decide whether a lineitem veto See Page A12 More than 100 people started the year off with a splash by participating In the sixth annual Polar Bear Swim on New Years Day at the Redwood Health The water temperature was a brisk 56 Three people were super polar Mike Foss swam 62 Chris Kramer and Ian Matheny swam 80 laps for the coveted Polar Bear Swim Everyone else managed a breathless one ITS A BOY Proud mom says first baby of 93 is a handsome guy By GLENDA ANDERSON Journal staff writer Ukiahs first official 1993 baby a 9ounce boy was born at Ukiah Valley Medical Center Saturday at Im the first mom of the said Kathleen a supervisor at The first dad is Dan Its not whether any babies were born at home rather than the hospital prior to that The Shane was born Knutson ex plaining his low He was threeandahalf weeks He was due on the 25th of she But the earliness hasnt caused any medical Knutson Nor did it hurt his said the proud Knutson said she was tired after being in labor all so she declined to be photographed Saturday But Shanes a handsome she turning liim over to the cameras Knutson said she was lucky to have a short about six though she had been hav ing contractions for a Because she was her regular Pablo missed the In Nabil Girgis delivered Most of Knutsons family were in Ukiah or about to arrive in Ukiah to see Knulsons first Her Tom and a Heidi live in so didnt have far to Her Jan who lives in Lxs was Roly Daily Joumtl Shane Thomas Knutson arrived at Ukiah Valley Medical Center at enroute from a trip to Arizona via Fresno where she is picking up another Susie Theyre real Knut son She said they were going to help take care of Shane for the first week or Knutson goes home this As the first baby born at Ukiah Valley Medical Shane will receive a myriad of gifts from both lie hospital and local Knutson said she was pretty much prepared with supplies for the baby but evcrytlung comes in she
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