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HOAG & SOL'S i;,;, i .......... note of pyramid list schemes Service has "chain lists" Northern high as Sl,ooo, to pur- chain lists. As lists are sold to whose paid by later the promoters the money received by an "investor" is not taxable. "This is not the case," says Michael Sassi, IRS District Director in Northern California. "Despite the fact that such pyramid schemes are illegal in the State of California, the income from a chain list is still taxable to the recipient. Basic tax law states that income is taxable from whatever source derived, including illegal in- come," says Sassi. Many of the list promoters claim that money received or paid into the list is considered a gift. The IRS considers money a gift only when it is given with charitable intent and purpose with no anticipation of profit on the part of the giver. Money paid into a chain scheme is "given" with expectation of realization of profit. Since the "in- vestor" is buying a copy of the list in anticipation of receiving a large sum of money in return, neither the "con- tribution" nor the income received will be considered a gift for tax purposes. Just as is the case with gambling winnings, the amount of profit in excess of the initial investment is taxable. Losses from chain schemes are generally considered to be non- deductible, personal expenses. The tax law allows that gambling and similar types of losses may be claimed only up to lhe amount of winnings. Con- sequently an investor may claim the loss of $1,000 only if that same investor has received $1,000 or more in win- nings. Continued on page 6 I C.H.S. Band trip countdown $17,500 II I I II _ II lifornia Clovefdale ve00'lle %,s,-,E,:, Volume 102 No. 19 Wednesday, May 7, 1980 1 Section 20 Pages 20 cents ns Planning of operations short4erm permits for l'atious, and to en- lllferation of new hills of Sonoma that would epped up quarry despite strong oO warned that the extensive and impacts. at recent would agree but the commission's to arouse strong plus indirectly in to the County which was the commission's Imblic hearing 7 b"s session, audience par- aed industry COmments on the represent on a valuable resource in this Maxwell, at- Co. engme Coast expressed the commimion's wealth of submitted by the and individual department 9ermits for terrace .Hdsbmg that zoning for for a period total of 200 however, th.e slashed that to three-year of only five of the planu by the plann Be frame for both as '%mrealistieaily that these ample fmancial in- e3raetion sites, the Builders com to plan for which would ! :.i i: ' The sweet love of Adam and Christopher Vlasak for their mother, Melinda, is shown as they present her with a lovely bouquet of freshly-picked wildflowers. Photo by Janice. attract needed capital they had to have 10-year permits and 20-year zoning. They were agreeable to a blanket one percent limit on the useage of prime soils for aggregate mining, maintaining that this would best serve the interests of farmers and environmentalists, as well as aggregate producers. Butler said that the NCBE and most aggregate producers would generally support the planning commission's vote to recommend 20-year permits and 20- .year zoning for hardroek quarry mining. Commission Chairman Nicholas declared during the session, which wa" dominated by strong commentary t" commission member Richard Keith that the staff environmental impact report was "totally inadequate" to support, hardrock quarry sites as designated by planning staff. "It would be disastrous for the county to adopt this EIR for hardrock quarry mining",, she declared, reminding her colleagues of environmental damage that would be involved, such as power transmiion lines, truck traffic, road damage, dust and visual impact. The commission last week also the Board of Supervisors certify the EIR as adequate for staff's proposal on all three aggregate sources - hardrock, terrace and instream operations. Butler also indicated disappointment It also voted to recommend establish- over the commission's recom- ment of a task force to review mendation to the Supervisors to adopt a aggregate specifications for various revised mining management or- construction uses, and it urged dinance, "even though commissioners  maximum participation in that task have not been informed of all that is in force by agencies both public and that ordinance", private, a The commission last week also Briefly, these recommendations were recommended institution of a Russian approved by the commission for Board River monitoring program, suggestion of Supervisor consideration: which has industry's support. Continued on page 6 Geyserville of dinner meeting set for May 13 The Geyserville Chamber of Com- merce has set Tuesday, May 13 for its May Chamber,of Commerce dinner meeting to be held at the Geyserville Grange Hall. Special guest for the event is Sonoma County Sheriff Roger McDermott. Crime Prevention Officer Michael Ferguson of the Sonoma County Sheriff's office will present a program, showing a film and he will answer questions on residential crime prevention. Deputy Jim Dugan, who has been assigned to the north county area for several years, will also he present to answer any law enforcement questions you may have regarding this area. The dinner meeting ts open to the public. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and meeting at 7:30 p.m. The price is $6.75 per person. The dinner will be served by Out Caler and will feature stuffed pork loin and all the trimmings. Reservations may be made by wrilig to Elaine Close, P.O. Box 286, Geysorville, Calif. 95441. First official step taken for new county Cloverdale resident Diane Doble has determine how to reaEportion that are completed the first official step in her to Sonoma County.  "'" ambitious proposal to create a new One man ang the hearing, who county out of the present Fourth identified himself only as a "forme Supervisorial District. fireman in the county," asked Mrs.  Doble about fire protection in remote Mrs. Doble ared last Wy .......  m-y..  .., ..... , in the county supervisors' chambers to .... explain the boundaries of her proposed "Pomo County". About 20 people in- cluding four reporters attended the evening meeting that was eonducted by County Clerk Eeve Lewis "The government code requires a public hearing when someone is cir- culating a petition to establish a new county," said Lewis at the start of the hearing. Mrs. Doble presented a map of the proposed new county and read a lengthy description of its boundaries. "Pomo County" would have the same western, northern and eastern boun- daries of the Fourth District. Its southern boundary is farther north than the current fourth district's demarcation. Mrs. Doble said the new southern boundary would be marked by Slusser Road, Mark West Creek, Wilson Lane and Mark West Springs Road. The final southern boundaries could be changed because County Clerk Lewis explained that a regulation does not apply that requires new counties to be five miles away from a county courthouse. Lewis said this rule is valid only when city boundaries are involved. Lewis said when the boundaries of the new county are finalized and the number of registered voters within it are determined, then Mrs. Doble can proceed with a petition. Earlier Lewis had estimated about 7,600 signatures will have to he collected from registered voters who participated in the last gubernatorial election. Also presiding at the hearing were deputy county counsel Caroline Kerl and election department supervisor Leeanne Chipchase. Kerl explained that if Mrs. Doble collects the required number of signatures then the governor must appoint a committee to investigate the proposal. She said subjects such as the equitable distribution of revenues, debts and legal and political power must be considered. The governor's committee must send its findings to Sonoma County Super- visors after its research is completed. All Sonoma County voters would then he eligible at the next primary election to decide whether they favor the establishment of "Pomo County". The next procedure, if that vote is suc- cessful, is to determine by election new officers of "Pomo County" and its county seat. Fourth District Supervisor Nick Esposti,. who attended the meeting along with Supervisor Helen Putnam, jokingly asked if his salary would be reduced if he lost most of the area he now represents. Mrs. Putnam asked what would happen to the remainder of the southern end of the Fourth District that would not he included in the new county. County Clerk Lewis replied that the governor's commission would "I just see a Hatfleld's and MeOPy's situation," he said of problems forseen in providing fire protection. He referred to an area of Napa County that can be reached only by traveling to Sonoma County and then hack to Napa County. Mrs. Doble said that any fire protection situation in Northern Sonoma County would remain the same in the new "Pomo Countyo" She added that fire services would actually b e closer because they would be een? tralized in the new county rather than to the south as they are currently. RamSale scheduled for May 24 The Cloverdale Ram Sale Committee announces the date of the Fifty-Thi/d Annual Ram Sale and the program. The sale date will he May 24, at the Cloverdale City Park. The program for Friday, May 23, is: 10a.m. - Redwood Empire Sheep Dog Trials...A perpetual trophy was donated by Larry A. Ford & Son, Arcata. The program for Saturday, May 24, is: 9 a.m. - Inspection of sale rams and ewes. 11:30 a.m. - Lamb Bar-B-Q, sponsored by Cloverdale Farm Bureau. I p.m. - Sale will start. Suffolk, Dorset, Corriedale, Columbia and Targhee rams will he going up for sale. Also, registered yearling ewes and whitefaced yearling range ewes. There will he a drawing for a registered Border Collie Puppy, with buyers and ennsigners eligible. Officers for the Cloverdale Ram Sale Committee for lge0are: Silas Francis, Cloverdale...President; Tom Crane,. Santa Rosa...Viee President; Steve Olsen, Santa Rosa...Secretary; Charles  Rainoldi, Cloverdale.. .Treasurer ;. Ernest Brodersen, Petaluma...Sale Manager. Weather DATE HI LOW April 28 72 52 April 29 79 49 April 30 89 47 May 1 79 49 May 2 76 49 May 3 80 46 May 4 81 48 RAIN .%