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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - May 26, 2000, Ukiah, California Ukiah Daily vurnal A E Mendocino Ballet to perform Cinderella PagiA3 Today In Brief Jumble Classifieds Comics Obituaries Crossword On the Inside Daily Digest Features B5 TV listings MediaNews Group 32 Volume 142 Number 41 50 cents tax Included May May m ATRIP ACK TIME The class wait ed anxiously as two students struggled to figure out how to open the time Seniors see themselves five years younger By DEBORAH FINESTONE The Daily Journal hat were you like five years ago What did you look like What were your goals What was important in your life Not an easy question for some of For maybe we havent But for seniors in high a lot has changed in the five years since A group of Ukiah High School seniors took a clear look at what they were like five years ago by opening a time capsule they made in their sev enthgrade language arts class at Pomolita Middle Since June their Teri kept the 4footlong tube in her sealing in students memorabil letters to a video news clippings and photographs of the class field trip to Alcatraz and of the end oftheyear pool party at Gows And they opened Most of the students didnt remember what they had put in the time except for the mandatory letter to themselves listing their favorite best hopes and and anything else they wanted to say about their personal life or questions they wanted to ask The class was giddy to see each other especially classmates they hadnt kept in touch Its weird seeing every because you forget who was in the Meredith Bleier You see people you havent seen in a long This is something weve been waiting for a long time five Ukiah High seniors gathered around the time finding their letters to Barbara Daily Journal Simone Ashikus contribu tion to the tube was a bag of M Ms candy at the historic moment before they stopped making the brown and tan Needless to they were crushed and unsavory looking after five but you could still tell there were no ostentatious blue ones in the One girl had packed up mag azine and newspaper including that days copy of The an issue of Time magazine about the Okla homa City the real estate and examples of fashion and hairstyle She included The Daily Jour nals article from 1991 on the same time capsule project because her older who died two years had partici pated in it and was in the pho What students found in the letters to themselves was an easy source of enlightenment and One students letter started Dear How are you Simone Ashiku and a former classmate open the bag of Simone packed away five years laughing at the crushed candy Gows letter started if you havent won the lotto youll probably still be teach Reading through lists of their favorite things showed some students they had changed and oth ers that they hadnt changed at This says that my favorite TV show was Punky Brew Amanda Bowser said And the last thing her letter to herself asked are you still a virgin Amanda Clarks letter was a veritable fortune Everything I said in my let ter came she The guy she wrote about being in love with is now a close friend of and her dreams of becoming a fashion designer are only right around the corner since she starts fashion school Even though the time cap sule is supposed to jog memo sometimes the memories were just gone Seeing a program from their produc tion of A Christmas Carol didnt ring any bells for Bows and Victoria Starr has no idea why she wrote Camp Nowhere as her favorite movie she doesnt even remember seeing Since Emily Welch picked a destinedclassic as her favorite Forrest its still her But her musi cal Boyz 2 Men and changed a See Page A12 NOBLE SHOOTING Report criticizes involving the police By GLENDA ANDERSON The Dally Journal According to a new Mental Health Department offi cials did not have sufficient evi dence that Marvin Noble posed a threat to himself or others to warrant involving law enforce Noble was shot and killed by police July after men tal health officials asked them to pick him Policy and procedure should specify that local mental health personnel call the police for assistance only when a real threat of harm exists and all rea sonable alternatives have been the report The report by Protection said the primary reason mental health officials gave for calling police was that Noble had missed one group therapy appointment and was two days late for his injection of the antipsychotic He reportedly refused to come to the clinic and said Youll have to send the man to get In the mental health officials also said they were con cerned about statements Noble said he made to fellow mental health patients at a local restau He reportedly threatened You touch Ill kill None of was new or unusual behavior for the report Noble had made similar remarks to his therapist over the years and his therapist said he did not himself feel threatened nor feel Noble was a danger to himself or others as a result of the the statements were merely the report The report notes that a mental health worker did go to Nobles apartment the day before the but Noble wasnt That also indicates she was not afraid of Noble at that the report Because he was in a special release program for mentally ill called Noble could legally be confined simply if he didnt take his med ication and otherwise conform to the requirements of the But there were other things that should have been tried to get Noble to comply before resort ing to police the report Instead of exercising other See Page A12 Local hovercraft designer awarded Regents Scholarship Qulnliven builds model like this In his free but the hobby may soon turn Into a By DEBORAH FINESTONE The Dally Journal The 12yearold boy who started building rockets in his garage is now Mendocino Colleges first student to earn a University Of Californias Regents Schol the systems most prestigious Peter a 32yearold roofing contractor born and raised in won the per year scholarship for tuition and housing for his family to study physics at Davis for the next two Quinliven is a reentry student at Mendocino He stalled as a fulltime student last 14 years after grad uating from Ukiah High His interest in physics projects has grown throughout his After rockets and creating a wireless energy transmis sion system in high he moved into hovercraft creating one using a motor from a broken lawn mower and in In he made a stronger He has also developed a solar energy conversion environmentally safe farm chemicals and an engine that can run on alcohol or But he knew he needed more formal education to more credibly market his Whos going to listen to a guy without a degree he So he started taking classes at Mendocino where he has maintained a grade point average and is noted for being always helpful in But Gerald a chem istry crossed paths with Quinliven long before class When the college was located at the a young boy came to me requesting some glass tubing for one of his DeChaine When Peter started taking chemistry from me this he reminded me of the glass tubing that I had given him many years ago and that he still has it in his garage Quinlivens scholarship is one of 100 Davis awards each chosen from applicants based on letters of recommendation and community which Quinliven fulfilled by serving the Army from 1990 to including time spent in the Gulf He had also taken some college classes in 1987 and 1988 before joining the military and working full While in Quinliven came up with new ideas for a hovercraft and began building working He started corresponding with the militarys interservice request ing declassified information on existing hovercraft He also contacted Princeton University where research on hovercraft has been done for the Army and Air He still corresponds with both institutions regarding his The problem with current hovercraft is they require enor mous amounts of power and maintenance for what they are See Pagv A12
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