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Eureka Times Standard (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Eureka, California A in stars Shine in pcs track Page warriors name Karl new head coach Page end times theology challenged a do Humbold ters have kinetic fever Page 16standard vol. Xxxiii a no. 142 since 1854 saturday May 24, 1986 30 cents Eureka California saturday briefing trucker notices stoplight too late Eureka two lanes of Highway 101 had to be closed Friday morning after a truck carrying animal feed Jackknife wrecked and spilled its Load a Santa Rosa trucker who was hauling two trailers had to Brake suddenly when he belatedly noticed the stoplight at Highway 101 near k Mart a Eureka police department spokesman said. The stoplight was not there the last time the Man drove through Eureka the spokesman added. The Rig did not hit any of the vehicles stopped at the Light but Jackknife and landed on its Side during the 45-minute clean up Job a northbound and southbound Lane of the Highway had to be closed the spokesman added the Drivers name was not available i of year old Eureka Dies Eureka Ila v Kerns of Eureka who recently celebrated her 101st birthday with an entire school died Friday. Kerns was the subject of a times stands re feature article after the Humboldt county office of education Community school honoured her May 2 birthday. Kerns credited her longevity to eating Oatmeal regularly having a fighting spirit Ami and being at her party she played the Harmonica and Sang for the students. Who gave her Flowers she is survived by a great Mece Ethel v. Taylor of Eureka funeral arrangements Are pending at Chapel of the ferns Cooper mortuary Eureka stocks continue climb upward new York up Stock prices finished higher before the oliday weekend Friday As buyers followed through on thursdays Advance. Trading was Active in the morning but later the Pace slowed. After jumping about 31 Points thursday the Dow Jones Industrial average climbed another 16 99 Points Friday ending at 1823 29 for the week the Blue Chip barometer gained 63.49 Points composite volume of stocks traded on All exchanges and Over the counter totalled 153,201,900 at 4 p m. Down from 160,653,000 in the previous session traders said futures related buy programs and Short covering before the memorial Day weekend helped fuel the Rise . Expels top military attache Washington up the United states expelled the top South african military attache Friday in retaliation for the South african commando raids against targets in Botswana Zimbabwe and Zambia on monday. Earlier Friday Secretary of state George Shultz condemned the raids in Strong terms saying the United states was considering a Many options a a indicating that the expulsion of South africans top defense attache brigadier Alexander Potgieter May not be the final . Action. The state department announcement said that South Africa will not be permitted to replace Potgieter a at this time a and that the United states is calling Home its senior defense attache in South Africa col. Robert Hastie a for inside Astro-graph.8 classified.12-15 or. Gou.5 editorial.4 entertainment.8 Jacoby on bridge.5 Money matters.7 Money-wise.7 obituaries.15 police fire reports.15 Public notices.15 religion.6 sports.9-11 talk of the town.16 television log.16 your Mark get set go students at the Glen Paul Center for exceptional students symbolically joined the Quot hands across America Quot project Friday by joining hands and singing the its theme song. They also conducted a canned food drive and gathered other donations to Aid needy Fame times Standard photo by Nail Gilchrist lies locally. Meanwhile Cuddeback school students from Carlotta fasted Friday after collecting pledges of Money to be sent to Quot hands across America Quot and delivered the fruits of their own canned food drive to the Eureka Rescue Mission. Security to be tight Washington braces for a hands Washington it up Security in the nation s capital will be tight for a hands across american even though officials said fonday they Are expecting a a Nice quiet police officers some on horseback will fan out across the City to assure All goes Well and the secret service will take special precautions to protect two last minute participants president and mrs Reagan will be insulated on the North portico of the White House by a Chain of secret service agents and their families stretching onto Pennsylvania Avenue White House spokesman Larry Speakes indicated Security concerns played a big part in assigning the agents to the Reagan line even mayor Manon Barry won t be Able to get near the president. A i wish i could stand next to him so i could persuade him to reach in the Federal Treasury and spend More Money to help Stop hunger and homelessness a a Barry said. Officials ask for 6dry9 graduation by Chris Crescibene time. Standard ital writer Eureka judge j. Michael Brown has a message for parents who Host graduation parties that feature alcohol a i think ifs despicable a the Superior court judge said at a news conference Friday. Brown joined other local Law enforcement officials and a doctor in appealing to parents to not Supply alcoholic beverages during upcoming graduation festivities Brown pointed out that parents a or any adults a who serve alcohol to minors could face serious penalties a those found guilty of providing alcohol to those under 21 can be sent to jail for up to a year and fined up to $2,500 a parents who Host alcohol parties Are liable for deaths and injuries at the parties and when their Youthful guests leave. A those who Host alcohol parties for minors Are liable up to $10,000 for property damage that results. Brown said his feelings have changed during the past few years about drinking by minors a a in be become More hard nosed about it Quot he said. A a in be seen the horror that can result from traffic or. Michael Garrett staff physician at the St. Joseph Hospital emergency room said he has seen nearly 50 cases during the past year of alcohol overdose involving persons under 20. One of the victims was Only 13 years old. A kids of today have a big problem a he said. A they drink too much they drive when they drink and they kill each other a Garrett said he is not too impressed with recent billboards sponsored by the alcoholic beverage Industry that promote Safe drinking a the most interesting and laughable thing Are these billboards that say drink with the first thing that goes when you drink is your in Day a Appeal coincides with the Start of the California Highway patrols second annual sober graduation Campaign during last year s Campaign the number of Young people in fatal accidents decreased 17 percent cup officer Bruce Nelson said. He attributed the decline to an increase in Community awareness brought about by the Campaign and other efforts promoting sobriety the Appeal comes two Days after the announcement of a Decoy program by Eureka police that program will involve the use of an 18-year-old a a Decoy who will try to buy alcohol at local stores stores that sell to the youth will be cited and be faced with prosecution the message behind these efforts appeared to be summed up by Garrett a have a Safe Holiday have a pleasant graduation and live Quot Man holds woman hostage on plane Chicago up a a Man with a knife forced his Way aboard a Swissair dc-10 at of Hare International Airport Friday night and held a woman hostage for 30 minutes until the Captain persuaded him to surrender authorities said. The suspect a 24-year-old bulgarian National forced his Way onto the plane As passengers were boarding and demanded passage to Switzerland to deliver an anticommunist document authorities said. The woman suffered a minor Cut but declined treatment and no one else was Hurt police said. The Fri identified the suspect As Georgi j. Dinev. Swissair flight 125 with 133 passengers aboard departed for Zurich about 90 minutes after the Man surrendered to police. The woman who was taken hostage was on the flight officials said. A the forced himself aboard by pushing a Gate controller out of his Way while we were boarding passengers a Swissair spokesman Walter Stark said. A the went into the passenger Cabin stood behind the seat of the woman and threatened her with a there were about 54 passengers on the plane when the Man boarded Stark said. A the Man then demanded to carry a script a document of an anticommunist play to Switzerland a a he said a that was his demand a the incident ended after about 30 minutes when Pilot Martin Bonier persuaded the suspect to surrender police officers who had boarded the plane took the Man into custody Stark said. Kinetic racers prepare for noon Start in Arcata by gins Bentzley time Standard staff writer Eureka a glory seekers of All sorts will be at the Arcata Plaza at noon today to take part in the Start of the 13tn annual great Arcata to Ferndale world championship Cross country kinetic sculpture race. The unique race starts without a Green Flag gun shot or revving of powerful engines instead human Energy ignites the More than 50 unique people powered vehicles As they begin a three Day 45-mile Odys sey Over Asphalt Sand dunes Choppy seas and Muddy bogs. Spectators can View the sculptures at the Plaza or follow them along the Samoa Boulevard to Manila where the course turns West along the Sand dunes a time out at the Gazebo in old town at about 1 30 p m today will also give spectators a Chance to View the machines costumed racers and tired pit Crews up close before they head to Eureka mall for the night. Final approval for this years race teetered on the race obtaining a liability insurance policy Friday Eureka insurance broker Tom Slack said the Issue was a no problem As he announced that a policy was signed sealed and delivered late Friday afternoon. Behind the scenes planning for this years race was different from recent years said Hobart Brown the official glorious founder the race organizing committee had to Appeal to the Community for Finan Etal support and other donations he said in recent years the Coors brewing co. Donated $15,000 to sponsor the race. This year however the com Pany declined the sponsorship. A there s a lot of emotion that goes into the race a Brown said Friday evening a we Haven to had to worry about Money or paying for portable toilets or any of that recently Quot he said. Diligent fundraising and generous donations have put the race in fair financial shape he said More Cash is needed to cover the $6,000 insurance policy and other race expenses. Quot in a kind of nervous there Are so Many things that Are about to Hap pen we re All going to experience a new adventure Quot he said. The Lack of a major Benefactor this year brought in assistance from Many businesses individuals and local organizations the Humboldt county convention and visitors Bureau the Eureka chamber of Commerce the Eureka inn and the City of Arcata Are just a few of the Community groups that pitched in with Cash or other ser vices this year the just for fun race has gained an air of seriousness during the past few years Brown said. A in a world of confused purposes. This purposeless race makes sense Quot he said Friday night. Humor creativity and Clever engineering have not been forsaken. The two Pilot bionic Taco for example is a blend of sophisticated technology and poignant humor. The flaming yellow machine has Yards of steel conduit tape recorded music and a Bronze talking head named Oscar on the Hood co Pilot Ken Beidleman who built the machine almost single hand edly is racing his second kinetic race this year. The other co Pilot Dave Palm is also taking on the grueling course for a second time awards of All kinds will be handed out during the three Day event. The first machine that Breaks Down after crossing the starting line will win the Golden Dinosaur award or Laurence Peter who was made famous for his a Peter Princi pie Quot will bestow the Dinosaur award in a ceremony at the mall tonight More than 175 volunteers will help direct traffic Check safety features keep time at race checkpoints and do whatever else is needed to make the race As smooth As possible said Dick Daniels race treasurer. Second hand Rose right and escort Phillip Ollivier gave it their Best shot Friday night during the Rutabaga Royalty contest at the old town bar amp Grill. The kinetic Benefit show was emceed by local comedy favorite Bobby Klesper. Results of the Rutabaga Royalty contest were not available at press time. Times stardard photo by Brenda Handy

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