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Page 10, Cloverdale Reveille, April 23, 1997 FORUM 'tags' are usually not legible, and consist of the tagger's name. Taggers are usually not violent. Gang graffiti, he explains, is leg- ible and includes the gang's name and names of people. Hall told parents that when they see graffiti to immediately report it so it can be removed. "It's important to remove graft- rE--that graffiti will attract more. A blank wall is less likely to attract more graffiti," he said. A couple of parents complained that there are no activities for teens in Cloverdale, and nowhere for them to go. One said there are several vacant buildings around town and one should be opened up for the kids. Another said the old Clover Movie The. ater should be opened. CHS Vice Principal Gene Lile who is on the board for the Boys and Girls Club told the parents about a teen center that is in the works at the center. We're be- ginning to lay out plans for an after hours teen center. We've applied for a $25,000 grant and it looks good,  he explained. When everything comes togeth- er Lile said adult supervisors will be needed, but the teens will come u) with the activities. So far, he said 20 to 25 kids are interested. Aider the meeting, one parent said teens won't go to a teen center affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club. Aparent asked Hall what could have stopped him from joining a gang. He said that gang mem- bers tell kids they'll love them and protect them. He explained that if someone like him, a former gang member, had come to his classroom and explained the oth- er side--the violence and death- -it might have made a difference. Hall also explained how the problem escalates. He said kids may be in setroups, but there's not a lot of violence. "You are expected to participate in what- ever the gang does. It might start with ditching school to sharing a joint--and then it can escalate into 'Let's get that guy.' [You] better not back down," he said. Jocelyn Harper explained that one of the things that seems to keeps kids from turning to gangs is having a relationship with an adult--a teacher, parent, admin- istrator, police officer, etc. They need to connect with an adult and feel the adult cares about them," she said. Marc Mager agreed and said kids need to feel important and that they are capable. He said he'd like to see a mentorship program where businesses take kids in and give them real-world experience, but that type of pro. gram has never gone over very well here. He said the mentor program within the school where teens help younger kids in summer school, etc., however, seems to make a difference. FEUD handed down by U.S.district Court Judge Claudia Wilken that negated that election and rein- stated Jeff Wilson astemporary leader with limited powers. Wilson has been frank in the past abeut his desire to establish a tribal casino in Sonoma Coun- ty. His proposals to locate casi- nos in the Santa Rosa and Peta- luma areas failed when the Bu- reau of Indian Affairs removed him from the tribes top post. John Santana has long been recongnized locally as the Pomo leader of the Cloverdale tribe. He was named to that position after Wilson was removed by the Bureau which gave rise to op- posing factions who desired to take over leadership of the Po- mos here. This resulted in the election that gave Hermosi]lo the leadership, a post which she was unable to assume because of the Bureau's decision. Santana has long held that Wil- son is not legally eligible to head the tribe. The Bureau will start negotia- tions among the various tribal members who can establish their right to belong to the Cloverdale Pomos. The various factions are sched- uled to appear before Judge Wilken April 25 for a conference. APRIL 23-29, 1997 h own! PEPSI, DIET PEPSI, CAFFEINE FREE DIET PEPSI OR MOUNTAIN DEW 12 Pack 12 Oz Cans II!OIETIlIIlBI InRlA1ro IMWCl 80Z Regular or No Salt Added IIAIIlilIOOM "'" 12 Pack 2 Ply White OLYMPIA BZZR Regular, Gold or Light, 12 Pack, 12 Oz Cans +CRY SUAVE IHAIIIIOO mE mmmnn,00n PRODUCTS, 5 TO 7 OZ. ASSORTED RIVIERA SOUP 19 O7_., Asst. CUERVO 750 ML; 80 Proof GI!IIIIAIIBT :: ::BIICHI00AI 15t. ! iJ i] I I III!II I I l:Ikl I L.tter tJme :i :':.i: ..L :-r 3.5 to4 OZ. Whole or Dk:ed MmlW/l/l I BUy TWO, , Get one FREE ! DEL MONTE SPAGHETTI SAUCE CONSClIER: L/n,,ff om ,upon pat purdmsm d apeam p.oucs,L You par ,a =u /IE"rM.B DEL M:WE FOOOS  nO,m  coUn in aceWce ,lh our r p=k'. C w Upm requt. Cash va 1,20 4>mw to : DR MqCrE FOOOS, PO BOX  I 01, B P=. rx ssa-oo. os, u one P# limb BIB mmmm IN "Children are what we make them." French Proverb