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CRAFTSMAN BRIGGS &amp; STRATTON KENMORE Page 8 Cloverdale Reveille March 27, 1991 Nicole Peters sustains neck injury in freak softball accident By Brian Sumpter Nicole Peters of the Cloverdale High School softball team was rest- ing comfortably in Santa Rosa's Community Hospital Sunday night after sustaining a neck injury during the Eagles' game with St. Vincent Friday in Cloverdale Peters took an elbow to the neck while running out a ground ball in the bottom of the fourth inning. According to Cloverdale Assistant Coach Pat Fitzgerald, the St. Vincent first baseman was pulled off the bag on the play and as she swung her arm back in an attempt to tag Peters, her elbow struck the Cloverdale All-League catcher "slighdy to the left of the back of the neck." "It wasn't like a violent crash," said Fitzgerald, who was coaching at first base at the time. "They had a little girl playing first...about half the size of Nicole...and at first I didn't even think there was any contact at all," Fitzgerald added. Peters collapsed on the spot and had no feeling in her legs, according to Figerald. "I think she might have been in a little bit of shock, too." Fortunately for Peters, the St. Vincent coach is also an emergency medical technician and he quickly immobolized Peters' neck with his hands to prevent any further injury, according to Fitzgerald. "He stabilized her neck and she was transported to Kaiser (in Santa Rosa) and then to Community," Fitzgerald said. Fears that Peters' neck might be broken were ruled out after a battery of tests and X-rays." It looks like just a bad sprain," Fitzgerald said. "She (St. Vincent first baseman) hit her (Peters) right on the right spot on the spine," Fitzgerald said of the freak injury. As of Sunday, Peters was still without feeling in her feet. Fitzger- ald said a pinched nerve in her neck was responsible for the temporary paralysis. Peters was scheduled to be re- leased from the hospital early this week, but it depends on the pro- gress she makes, according to Fitzgerald. Peters, a junior, is a two-time All- League catcher for the Eagles. She could return to the Cloverdale lineup in as soon as two weeks if all goes well with her recovery. Fitzgerald said he is just thankful the injury was not more serious. Cloverdale was leading 5-3 in the bottom of the fourth when Peters' injury occurred. The game was suspended at that point and will be picked up where it left off later this season. Septic running slow? Pipes don't wanna flow? Call the man in the know Cause he can make it go! ROYAL FLUSH 894-5735 Cloverdale High School News By Monette Pendleton On March 13 CHS students,had person has or no matter what relig- the'opportunity to express their fed% ion, all humans are equal. He learns ings on various issues, especially that what is within a person is what regarding discrimination towards those of different colors, religion or race. A group of teen-age actors from various Sonoma County Schools came to CHS fora special assembly. The presentation began with short monologues dealing with teens and their parents. The monologue went anywhere from a divorce situation to a Father who pushes a son into becoming just like him. Afterwards all the group acted out a very realistic scene where the issue of racism came up. This scene showed how one teen learned that no matter what color of skin a really counts. Towards the end of the assembly CHS students and the teen actors had the chance to sit down and talk about the scenes acted out and the issue of discrimination. All the students seemed to enjoy it and the fact that they were the same age made it easier to relate. This week on Wednesday, March 27, there will be a special assembly on AIDS to be presented in play form. This is hoped to be very successful and to help the students understand more about this deadly disease. More details will be in the next Reveille column. Date Rape: The Overlooked Crisis (The followi.ag is another in a series of articles on Date and Acquaintance Rape being pro- duced by Cloverdale High School's FHA-HERO as a community out- reach project.) By Jade Tindle Date rape is a term whose mean- ing is vague to many of us. It is discussed little and understood even less. But the public must be made aware that this is a crisis that confronts a growing number of teenagers and adults alike. First of all, what constitutes date rape? Technically, according to Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape. "If the man forced, threatened, used violence or coerced the woman in any way to have sex, it was rape. It does not matter if the woman has no bruises, or if she had sex with him before. Anytime a person is forced to have sex, it is a crime." Whose fault is it? There are some who argue that the woman gets herself into such a vicarious position through sexual suggestive- ness, or "leading the man on". No woman asks to be raped. It is as simple as that. And remember, no matter what behaviors you engage in, you are never responsible for a crime which someone commits against you. It is never the woman's fault. The man feels what his mind tells him to. For example, if a woman invites a man in for coffee after a date, the man will most undoubt- edly take it as an invitation to sex, particularly if she allows some "liberties". But what if she says "stop"? It is all a question of control. The limbic system of the brain turns us on and off sexually. Therefore, if a woman turns a man "on ", it is his responsibility to monitor and, if necessary, control his actions, not the woman's responsiblity to relieve his sexual tension. When the Cloverdale High School students were recently surveyed, a good percentage of them said that it might be O.K. if the girl had "led him on". They reflected a common attitude held by society at large - which is - a guy has the right to be pushy if the girl has been a "tease". In conclusion; I would like to say that date rape is often an "over- looked" crime, and practically ignored by society. The public shculd be made aware of this new crisis which faces the populus, and be made to deal with it. _____.L__ (Your Town) LAWN dk GARDEN II .i lO Power Buys! Sale Items! SAVE $200 .. ,zs-m. I.w,. ,=,or I00-"P , T n cylinder ,ndustnol/commeroal  Industriol-commerciol Briggs & Stralfon Gold eng ne  . " - - ' . -- _ ...... - origgs & 5traffcm engine has cast- I with cast-iron cylinder for longer engine life iron cylinder sleeves $22 MONTHLY 38-m. twmblademowmgdeck  ' 1 '   All  6-speed transaxle plus reverse  ") I V # 36 1/2-,n. turning radius j *.\\;   [ [E;  --, t' . 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FHA-HERO students learned about leadership skills and the California legislative process. The legislators gained an insight into the activities and goals of home economics edu- cation. The event featured a speech en- tided "Home Economics: Preparing for Living and Earning a Living" given by former FHA-HERO state officer Kirk Williams, Director of Culinary Arts for the Lederwolff Culinary Academy in Sacramento. The luncheon was the capstone to a two-day agenda of the FHA-HERO designed to enhance skills. The students' included a tour of the ing and FHA-HERO ings. con was sponsored ornia Financial and coordinated by the Home Economics dation. The California FHA-HERO operates the state and is corn region chapters all of their own regional tion, there are six which preside over the Association of whole. The legislators attend the luncheon who represent the studenti home districts. FHA-HERO is a organization for students who are consumer or vocational nomics class. The functions as part of the nomics curriculum in dents' development of citizenship and Ace pitcher Tonya Fletcher pitches shut out against Ft. Cloverdale pitcher Tonya Flet- cher retired the first 13 batters to face her and she went on to shut out Fort Bragg on two hits here Tuesday, March 19 as the Eagles knocked off the Timberwolves, 5-0, in a North Central League I soft- ball game. Fletcher, a sophomore, struck out five and walked two. She was made even more effective by a defense that did not commit a single error behind her. "Excellent, flaw!ess," Clover- dale Assistant Coach Pat Fitzgerald said of his team's infield play. "All the infielders are back from last year." That group includes three sopho- mores, first baseman Michelle Yanglin, second baseman Jaime Sanders and shortstop Kerrie Coven. Senior Cheryl Norton is the third baseman. Cloverdale opened up in the bottom of the first an unearned run and Wall's two-run made it 3-0. Clara Vi on a passed ball in the her RBI single in the out the Eagle scoring. Seven different Eagles apiece, including doubles and Nicole Peters. Cloverdale was home Upper Lake Tuesday and to Lakeport Friday to Lake. The game starts at At Cloverdale Fort Bragg 000 000 0 Cloverdale 121 010 x WP-Fletcher tIP 7, SO .' LP-Seale 0P 6, SO 0, BB Cloverdale -- Yanglin D lx4, 2B, 2 RBI; C. Norton ters lx3, 2B; Vipond 1: Fletcher lxl, Mrkvicka Geyserville students win ........... honors at Healdsburg Science Students at both the Geyserville Life Science (Grade 11). Educational Park and Geyserville Seventh and Eighth Elementary School participated lured a first place with in the Healdsburg Science Fair Life Science and Best of and returned to their community Science (Grade 7); with honors, end place, Life Science The Science Fair, held at the Lucas Taylor, third place, Life Armory in Healdsburg March 13- (Grade 7). 16, heralded many fine exhibits Total cash awards to these  and this year filled the facility to ville students amounted to $5 capacity. Geyserville's student's matching funds given to Ed displays were impressive, purchase science equipment. From Geyserville's Ed Park Geyserville Elementary hadl School, Jake Presley took home eels entered in the Healdsbur first place in Life Seiencb(Grade Fair and the following 12) and BestofShow in Life Sci- honors: ence (Grades 9-12)Jamie Torres Matthew Shephard, third joined in by capturing first place dergarten); Brianna in Physical Science (Grade 12). (Grade 1); Beck Root and Other winners from Ed Park Borri, honorable mention, were Marshall Turbeville, first Andres Torres, furst, place, Physical Science (Grade Tommy Knapp and William 11); Brandi Valette, first place, third place, (Grade 4). ++-+ "; HEALDSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL ' " " WELCOMES ':- + New Arrivals Daffy t DAVIS, Dennis & Clutrine of Geyserville Feb. 6 Girl, 8 l bs., 10 oz.*. JANSEN, Mark & Diane of Cloverdale Feb. t Boy, 8 lbs., 3 ozs. BAKER, Mark & DRAKE, Toni of Cloverdale Mar 4 Girl, 7 lbs., 6 ozs. SULLIVAN, Kenneth & BRYAN, Tma of Cloverdale Mar Girl, 6 ll., 6 ozs. Expecting a child? Stop in to see our family birthing center. Healdsburg General Hos H EPIC IlEAI.TIICAliE (;,110131) 1375 University Ave., Healdsburg