Ukiah Daily Journal

January 18, 1989

Issue date: Wednesday, January 18, 1989
Pages available: 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - January 18, 1989, Ukiah, California Local radio market Is it overcrowded Page6 County tables decision on table grape boycott Page 3 WEATHER Temperatures H L Yesterday 61 32 Last year 51 40 Rainfall At 5 Tuesday 0 Year to Last year to MENDOCINO COUNTY Mostly sunny days and clear nights except for some night and morning fog in the Coastal lows 30s to lower Highs 50s to low Valley lows mid20s to Highs 50s to Mountain resort lows to Highs 30s to lower Ukiah Daily 1989 Journal 128 234 14 pages Serving Mendocino 25 Cents Timber industry blames appeals for j tit losses By CLYDE WEISS Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON The timber industry charged Tuesday that administrative appeals and lawsuits filed by environmental groups to stop national forest timber sales could cost jobs in California through Based on a survey of 20 companies in 145 layoffs last year were attributed to a loss of busi ness from environmental appeals and and that number could increase to next year for the same said Mark vice president of the National Forest Products Jean northwest regional director for the Wilderness Society in responded that the industry itself was to blame for job Ukiahi teacher in the front row at Bush speech By DAVID KOENIG Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Jerilyn a biology teacher at Ukiah High gave Presidentelect George Bush an A grade today for highlighting edu cation at the beginning of his inaugural Bush reiterated his campaign pledge to be the edu cation telling a group of more than 200 Education will be on my desk and on my mind right from the start every While Bush was short on he scored a hit with the teachers for That from the most important office in the is there for Harris For the first I felt appreciation from the It was more a tenor than anything The billed as Education The Future Begins was held in the elegant setting of the National Museum of Women in the Harris was chosen to represent Californias teach ers by George who has appointed her to three state education Other teachers were nominated by their by Bushs inaugural and by the Republican National giving the event a partisan who spent Tuesday at school writing lesson then flew all night to reach was exhausted but excited about seeing the next I was in the front and the presidentelect was right in front of she Im so it hasnt sunk in But it is a tremendous Bush was in the teachers good graces from the moment he pointed out that this was his first event on his inaugural This is the first and thats the way I wanted it meeting with a group of elementary and secondary school teachers from all over the Bush And I know you heard me say during this campaign that I intended to be the education president and I do mean Bush said his goals for the nations schools are to reward raise expand publicize strive to resolve shortcomings and further education reform and Bush dodged the issue of federal spending on I know its tough in terms of the given this budgetary crunch were living he But there are lots of ways I can be helpful to you in i your vital I One of those ways might be repairing the battered image of the Bush flattered the saying he is awed by your and its tough work and it deserves as much praise and thanks as any job in any profession in you deserve See Back Page There is a decrease in the total amount of timber supply available because so much has already been she Rey insisted that environmentalist appeals have left mills with less timber to he con ceded not all mill layoffs stem from the Rey said some layoffs have been by and large a function of the market and market and the age of the he In most cases those mills have been replaced by more modern facilities util izing admittedly less The exchange was the latest skirmish between the timber industry and environmentalists over manage ment of the national At a news conference Rey called on the Forest Service to pre pare more timber sales to avoid slowdowns caused when some of them are tied up in appeals or in The also released showed 106 mill owners in California and Oregon blamed 909 job losses last year on timber sales appe als and and predicted jobs would be lost by the end of 1990 in those Those mills now employ The survey was conducted by the the Northwest Independent Forest the North West Timber Association and the Timber Association of The which Rey said represents substan tially less than half the industrys is not backed by independent Rey said there had been no effort by the industry associations to ask how many jobs would be lost for other including market The names of the surveyed companies were not made of the Wilderness said environ mental appeals are not responsible for the industrys In biblical when people wanted to blame someone for problems or they had a particular sacrifice with a called the The tim ber industry is doing the same thing right now with she Appeals would not slow down the release of tim ber supply at all if the Forest Service were following the law and she The only reason that appeals can stop timber sales is if those timber sales were not legal in the first But Rey said a judges decision to delay a sale pending the outcome of an appeal does not mean environmentalists were He charged the judicial See Back Page Killer had been a student at the Stockton school Evan Johnson On Uklahi teacher Jeri Harris right was busy conducting a spe cial genetics engineering class for her science she was In the front row of a Washington audience listening to Presidentelect George Bush declare his support of Americas County grapples with air district By RANDY FOSTER Journal Stall Writer Faced with commercial growth and encroachment by bigger neigh bors local officials are trying to build a stronger foundation for the countys own Air Pollution Control Bob who runs the district on behalf of the county public health retires Friday and county officials are clamoring to replace County Public Health Director Craig McMillan will handle Swans duties until a replacement can be But Swans technical expertise lacked engineering qualifications seen as vitally necessary for the and advertisements for the soonvacant position describe qual ifications similar to In its report issued earlier this the county grand jury said county Public Health Director Craig McMillan and Swan do not possess an engineering background which would enable them to evalu ate the potential air pollution impacts of proposed major sources of air pollution emissions without using outside The county board of supervisors is considering modifying require ments for the but so far have been thwarted by a lack of approval from the countys civil service com said Antonio Andrade of Citizens for Adequate a group that has closely watched local air quality Another issue the county faces is efforts by larger air pollution dis tricts to the north and south to gobble up Mendocino Countys The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District in Eureka and the Air Pollution Con trol District for northern Sonoma County are each courting for the Mendocino County Air Pollution Control Districts The three comprise the North Coast Air a loosely knit The Bay Area Air Quality Man agement District has jurisdiction in southern Sonoma The county has adopted regula tions not accepted at the basin the grand jury County officials had been leaning away from an affiliation with the North Coast dis trict and toward one the northern Sonoma County The district is collecting baseline air quality data with its own staff of one field but the county contracts for more highly technical services from the northern Sonoma County The grand jury recommended the county set up an independent air pollution department and that the district not be merged with any other to maintain local Those recommendations are endorsed by and supervisors are taking the ideas under There are 41 districts throughput the like Mendocino are under a variety of county departments including health and Others are regional or are unified with other Some are As a Patrick Edward Purdy attended the school where he killed five children and wounded 30 other people with an automatic weapon before com mitting a school official said police reported the gunman was carrying additional clips of ammunition when he took his own and was wearing a shirt with the phrase Death To The Great Satin written on the with Satan The phrase was a battle cry for Iranian revolu tionaries following the downfall of the John a spokesman for the Stockton Unified School said a manual check of records indi cated Purdy attended the Cleveland Elementary School from kindergar ten through third from to Klose said Purdy transferred to a Sac ramento but could provide no details on the killers school who police said was either 24 or killed himself after firing two clips of ammunition from a bayonetequipped automatic AK47 assault rifle at hundreds of youngsters enjoying recess on Tuesday at Cleveland Elementary Police Dennis Perry said today Purdy fired 106110 rounds from the assault rifle before taking his own life with a single shot from a 9mm automatic He was dying as police He was for all practical pur poses dead on the police officers said who said Purdy did not speak before his Perry said the gunman was carry ing three more banana clips of ammunition and boxes of The clips were marked with the words freedom and Perry and the assault rifle had been marked with the words and another term asso ciated with Middle Eastern It suggests that this guy may have had delusions of grandeur about said Investigators also discovered Purdy had been living recently in a motel room where Perry said they found 100 threeinch rubber sol diers had been set up in formations on window sills and elsewhere in the They also found more ammuni tion and a broken rifle in the Perry As children returned to their campus they were greeted by bouquets atop the school sign on the front lawn and five red roses at its Across the a 3footby9foot paper sign Racists Are Ugly Lets Stop There was no indication that rac ism was involved in the Im Its just said Purdys 63year old Julia Chumbley of nearby I dont understand why and I prob ably wont ever know It trou bles me to think that such a terrible thing can Its like a night This sort of thing happens to Q Grandmother cant under stand what made him do Q Schools the sites of vio lence throughout Q Experts warn the trauma comes Page 2 not Your own In an attempt to help the shocked and grieving students cope with the violence they psycholo gists planned to meet with the child ren as they returned to class Diane coordinator of the San Joaquin County Victims Assis tance arrived early to coordinate the efforts of who wore yellow One was carrying a giant teddy She said the fact that most of the students were from Southeast Asian refugee families will make the task blaming language and dif ferences in dealing with grief and loss for possible Well get the job she said Its going to be a difficult Its something thats felt for a long We will deal with We must deal with The main focus of our efforts is going to be on Stock ton Unified School District Super intendent Mary Gonzales Mend said in an interview with the CBS TV This Volun some speaking Cambodian or would help the psycholo Mend who most recently listed the Lodi address of his grandmother as his began his assault at about PST when he parked his 1977 Chevrolet station wagon behind the school and it burst into the fire possibly set as a said Deputy Police Chief Lucian I think from everything weve seen at the scene it was definitely Police Chief Jack Calkins said on ABCs Good Morning Then the 140pound clad in the a camouf laged flak and earp entered the campus through a hole in a fence with the rifle and two handguns and walked to several portable classrooms about 250 yards from the Lshaped school He opened fire from the west side of the portable then moved to the east side and con tinued spraying the screaming children before turning the rifle on In some the bullets went completely through the stucco and wood walls of the main school building and came out the other side to fall spent on the front Neely There was no apparent He was just standing there with a making wide recalled Lori who teaches deaf students in one of the portable classrooms at the school in central Stockton about 80 miles southeast See Back Page ;