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Eureka Times Standard (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Eureka, California Saturday april 21, 1990 times Standard Eureka California 3north coast California Freeman Matsen insurance welcomes commercial insurance 444-9292 . Man via i san 635 3rd. St., Eureka Mike Reiter vice president Issi Kani time Standard photo by Mike Harmon instructor Bob Fisher makes a Point about the Berlin Wall during a world geography class at Arcata High school. Teaching history As its made county instructors trying to package the old with the new by How a t Letsee time Standard a Ulf writer Eureka a first it was Poland then Hungary then East Germany. Czechoslovakia was next with Bulgaria and Romania following suit in rapid succession in just six months the upheavals in Eastern Europe have toppled communist bloc governments like so Many dominoes just How greatly the changes will affect history lessons in Public schools remains to be seen although some Humboldt county teachers Are doing what they can to include them in their courses Mckinleyville High school teacher Joe Edwards tries to keep his ninth graders abreast of the developments in Eastern Europe by weaving breaking news into class discussions whenever Possi Hie and by sharing newspaper accounts at the beginning of class finding the time to present even a cursory treatment of current events in an already crowded lesson plan is a Challenge ased wards world history class whisks students from prehistoric times through the Renaissance in just one semester. Bob Fisher chair of Northern Humboldt Union High school districts social studies depart ment agrees that teachers Are trying to communicate the importance of the sweeping changes w wherever possible Fisher made a Point of updating the world geography course he taught last semester although he says Only about three weeks of the approximately 18-week class is generally Given to the study of Eastern Europe because teachers simply do not have the time to cover much More Fisher does not believe developments in the Eastern hemisphere w ill radically alter the Content of history courses the focus of history lessons May change however As teachers spend More time discussing those nations presently in the limelight Fisher said. Whether that will generate More interest among students is another matter however Edwards estimates Only one fifth of his students Are tuning into what is happening on the other Side of the world some do not yet appreciate the significance of the events that Are unfolding. Edwards said. While others Are simply indifferent. A the kids who Are aware of those events care about them a your Sharp he said Quot i would think that the rest of the kids Are kind of a Mirror of the american Public lit seems to be More interested in a basketball game than anything else right now. And i think kids reflect those values studying the history of a country enables students to appreciate the significance of the present changes More fully Fisher said to the degree that they Are not acquainted with a nations past he believes they Are inclined to dismiss those changes a their Post world War Europe knowledge is just not done in the curriculum a lot a he said Quot they re not exposed to a comprehensive course in current european history a they do not fully understand How or Why Eastern european countries came under communist Rule after the War Fisher said nor How events since then have paved the Way for such eruptions As romanians bloody insurrection in december Fisher believes that cultivating that understanding is the very key to getting their attention however a once they be been taught Why these changes Are so big then they appreciate them much More Ana they get More interested a he said noting that his students have begun asking questions about Eastern Europe and bringing newspaper articles to class without prompting. Even teenagers who seem to be shrugging off the 6 p m news May he paying More attention to the news than they Are letting on. Fisher said. A kids they re not going to make a big Deal of he said a if you ask them if they re interested they re going to say a no a usually but if it the subject is presented in Way that s relevant then they get excited about it in their Feinstein warns women against Over scrutiny los Angeles up democratic gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein cautioned women Friday against erecting barriers to female candidates by subjecting them to Overly intensive scrutiny. A we women can sometimes be our own worst enemy because we tend to be so scrutinizing of others a Feinstein told a gathering of the committee of 200, a organization of prominent businesswomen. Feinstein said the question in californians gubernatorial race and other races across the country hinges on whether a women will really vote for another woman or will women put other women through such a litmus test to find that one Issue with which they differ gives them an Opportunity to opt out a Feinstein the former mayor of san Francisco is the first woman of a major political party to run for governor in California and one of 12 Womert gubernatorial candidates nationwide this year. Feinstein has discounted the importance of gender in her Campaign saying a being a woman is not a great the Field poll however found that according to a Survey released last fall. 25 percent of her support is attributable precisely to her being a woman in her address to the businesswoman a meeting Feinstein stuck to familiar Campaign themes saying she would offer Strong leadership act to improve education and be Tough on criminal and reiterated her support for abortion and the death penalty. Afterwards she dismissed criticism from her opponent state attorney general John Van de Kamp about her refusal to support an outright ban on cancer causing pesticides. Feinstein said she instead supports the notion of scientists developing alternatives to such pesticides before doing away with the chemicals. And. Although Feinstein has been careful to remain Neutral on a sweeping environmental Reform package Van de Kamp helped draft she told reporters Friday a i Don t happen to believe that initiatives solve All the problems. A Feinstein whose Early Lead in the polls slipped this week to the Point where she and Van de Kamp Are running about even racked up both Cash contributions and support from the businesswomen at her speech the politically diverse organization does not endorse candidates but a number of the businesswomen crowded their Way up to Feinstein to hand deliver their checks. Counties get millions to fight drug abuse Sacramento up California counties will get $196.2 million this year to treat drug and alcohol abusers and try to reduce the demand for drugs state drug Czar Chauncey Veatch said Friday. About 77 percent of the Money will be spent on drug and alcohol treatment programs run by counties and the rest will be used for local prevention programs said Veatch. Director of the state department of alcohol and drug programs the Federal and state Money a about 35 percent More than was spent on treatment and prevention programs last year in California a should allow counties to shorten the line of drug abusers waiting for treatment. Currently a several thousands users of heroin cocaine alcohol and other drugs have been refused treatment because counties cannot afford it Veatch said. They Are placed on waiting lists and treated when Money becomes available. A treatment on demand is a very difficult goal to meet but one which this Money will help us get closer Veatch told reporters at a Capitol news conference about 89.000 substance abusers in California Are enrolled in out patient treatment programs subsidized by taxpayers Ana another 14,000 Are hospitalized or placed in 24-hour treatment programs he said Veatch said at least one out of every to of californians 29 million residents has a a significant drug or alcohol problem a the state is Home to an estimated 275.000 heroin and diets a the nation s largest number of addicts ahead of new Yorkus 225.000 heroin addicts he said however restrictions on Federal Aid prevent counties from using any of the Money to Purchase sterile Needles and distribute them among intravenous drug users to slow the spread of aids said Stan Morris top Deputy to National drug Czar William Bennett. Kindergarten sign ups in by David Hill Tiina Standard mall a nut Crescent City the Del Norte county school District will hold kindergarten pre registration next week for the 1990-91 school year to he eligible to enter kindergarten a child must be at least 5 years old on or before dec. 2. Parents must present a birth certificate or other Legal document to verify their child s birth Date. In addition polio Dpt and mar vaccines Are required parents must present an immunization record or other documentary proof of immunization which includes the child a name birth Date the Type of vaccine and the Date it was Given parents Are requested to preregister eligible children according to the following schedule a Smith River school a monday from i to3 p m. A Redwood school in fort Dick a monday through thursday from 9 am to3p in a Pine Grove school in Crescent City a monday through Friday from i to 3 p m a Bess Maxwell school in Crescent City a tuesday from 9 30 a in. To2p m a Mountain school in Gasquet tuesday from 2 to 4 p in Del Norte a Joe Hamilton school in Crescent City a wednesday from 8 30 to 10 30 a in and 1 30 to 3 p in a Margaret Keating school in Klamath a Friday from i to3p in children entering kindergarten next fall Are required to go through a pre screening process called a Roundup Quot before enrolling a Parent must accompany the child to the screening which will be held at each District school beginning in late August. During the process the child will be checked for hearing vision language and motor skills mom information is available by contacting the school District at 464 6141.Humboldt county briefs unlikely allies testify against Hauser measure the North coast s assemblyman could t please anyone with his proposal to include a wildlife manage ment clause in every Timber Harvest plan representatives from two unlikely allies the Sierra club environmental group and the pro development California chamber of Commerce testified this week in Sacramento against a Bill by assemblyman Dan Hauser d Arcata Hauser a Hill had proposed that a wildlife biologist come up with a plan for each logging operation a the Sierra club did not feel the Bill went far enough and the chamber of Commerce Felt that it went too far a Hauser said in a news release City Council looks to promote Eureka Eureka a Eureka May go into the publishing business to beet up its image the City Council directed its staff to look into the Cost and feasibility of hiring a local and Agency to publish a newsletter for City residents. Expressing concern that the City needs better Public relations the Council voted 4-1. Councilman Jim Warthen dissenting for the staff to get estimates from professional advertising firms on producing a quarterly or twice a year newsletter Worthen agreed that a better image is needed however he said residents who already receive dozens of Utility company and other newsletters might not even read another newsletter d a i would prefer someone on staff to generate news releases Quot wort Lien said. First executive director of the Arcata economic development corp his last Day on the Job in Arcata will he May la. The City is recruiting for a new Community development director and plans to fill the Post by late june officials said More information is available by calling the City managers office 822 5953postal tour set retired feds hold for wednesday luncheon tuesday Eureka the National association of retired Federal employees Redwood chapter 608, will have a luncheon meeting at 11 45 a in tuesday at Smith s ice Creamery 1338 Myrtle ave All retired Federal employees their spouses or survivors Are invited. For More information Call 839-1394patek to take Job in w. Sacramento Arcata a Community development director Stephen patek is leaving Arcata to take a Job As Community development director in West Sacramento City officials announced patek worked 15 years for the City of Arcata serving first As the City a assistant planner. He also was the Eureka a for those who have a hankering to see what a behind the counter at the Post office Tours of the us postal services main Eureka facility will be conducted wednesday afternoon. Tours w ill be held from 3 to 5 p in at the Post office 337 w a Lark Street in addition an information Booth will be set up at the Post office from la a in to i p in. A postal employees will highlight the Many services available to customers a a Post office spokeswoman said refreshments will be served and a video will be Shownan Landers 7 Days a week in the times Standar Public notice a number of fliers Are being distributed announcing a nature hike in the so called headwaters Forest. The Pacific lumber company s Telephone number is listed and president John Campbell is listed As the Contact. It is made to appear As if Palco is sponsoring the hike which is completely false. The Pacific lumber company in no Way authorizes or condones a walk on our Timberland. The plans were made without anyone contacting the Pacific lumber company. No permission has been Given. This nature hike would be a deliberate act of trespassing on private property. Any trespassing will be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law. Of the hikers goals Are to study Quot old growth ecosystems .etc., Why not go to Rockefeller Forest or any part of the 12,000 acre Bull Creek / Dyerville unit. This wonderful Park which contains the tallest the biggest and the Best redwoods on Earth was donated or sold at Low Cost to the state by the Pacific lumber company. It is four times the size of the part of Salmon Creek drainage targeted for the nature walk. Wildlife studies Are in Progress on the Pacific lumber company property. The fewer inexperienced people in the Woods the better As More accurate scientific data on Forest species and their habitat can be compiled

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