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win Below ,! B&G Club in "Human Race" See Page 2 Track dedicated See Page 5 Published weekly since 1879 " Sonoma County, CA May 7, 1997 1879 VoL CXVIII, Issue 19 35 Cents Chapter of FHA-HERO (Future Homemakers of America-Home EconogP,...s traveled last weekend to Los Angeles for the State Finals in competiUve events. received numerous awards.(Above) Trinette McDonald, Angelene Smith, Rich Annbrust, Robin Gurrles, V'anessa Suyeyoshi, Ryan BIIbro, Shanna Knight, Stephanle Wllllama. Jeni Aldrich, Brandy Norman, Sara Bebeau, Eva Chu, Chades Owens, Callle Reese, Michael end Sherryse Tegnell. the school received the Honor Chapter Award (this looks at the overall program , Jennifer Tegnell, Alex McHulty, Brooke Fraser, Bonnie McDonald, Laurel White, and row) Eric Lopez, Mark Hovak, Chris Peihl, KJm Moreili, Amy Showers, Renee Whnfleld. High FHA-HERO's come with trophies from state finals Cloverdale High School (Future of America-Home last weekend to Los for the State Finals in events. Cloverdale numerous awards. the at the over- of work). Robin and Callie Reese pre- I bind- were sohigh, be going on to na- summer! also received a 100% In FHA-HERO. They t plaque for having more members and a special cri- ' their program of work. state In chapter om- Trinett Mc- Brandy Norman, Smith, and Sara Be- second with the on drinking and placed fourth with manual, theme-- Treasure'. Alex Mc- nd Jennifer Tegnell with the commu- nity involvement project on traf- fic safety. In the team events category, Michael Doolan and Sherryse Tegnell placed first with their speech on saving energy in the home. Bonnie McDonald and Brooke Fraser placed third with their presentation on nutrition and sports. Eric Lopez and Mark Novak placed fourth with their speech on the hazards of smoking. Ryan Bilbro and Chris Glasgow placed fourth; their speech was on al- ternative energy sources. Jana Schweitzer and Kim Whitfield placed third with their talk on "Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Fat'. The Parliamentary Procedure team, consisting of Amanda Plumley, Joe Simao, Amy Show- ers, Renee Maas and Laurel White placed second. Laurel White received a special award for being outstanding secretary. Individual competitors includ- ed fourth place Vanessa Suyey- oshi in the sewing competition. Kim Moreili placed fourth in the Prepared Speech event, senior division, with her speech on the value of our school systems, ti- tled "One Teacher at a Time . Also taking a fourth place in the Prepared Speech event, junior division, with his presentation on whether preschools should be mandated was Chris Piehl. In the same event, talking about the merit of California's educa- tional system was Jeni Aldrich, who placed first. Another first place went to Stephanie Williams in the Job Application and Interview cate- gory. She applied to be a chil- dren's tutor. It was exciting to see Cloverdale take first place in both the junior and senior divi- sion of this event. Maritza Galdos was the first place winner for her application and interview to be a baker's helper. Second and third place in the Interior Design event went to Richard Armbrust and Shanna Knight. Stephanie Taft-Beck- man placed fourth in the Fash- ion Design event. Finally, Charles Owens won third place with his Consumer Education speech entitled, Vheels'. It was an oustanding perfor- mance by the Cloverdale stu- dents. In addition, advisors Mrs. Cummins and Mrs. White would like to state that, "Phese st,t- dents were a particularly thoughtful and caring group. It was a real pleasure to take them on this trip. Cloverdale parents should be proud of their chil- dren ." "13ckets on sale for Black Bart chicken and steak BBQ Tickets are currently on sale at the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce for the annual Black Bart festival Chicken and Steak BBQ. This will take place in downtown Cloverdale at the new Plaza on Saturday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7 pm, following Happy Hour from 4:30 to 5:30. Advance sales ticket price is $12 per person which will in- clude a scrumptuous, sizzling barbecue steak or chicken din- ner with all the trimmings. A child's plate (chicken only) will be available again for $7. Head- ing the cooking crew again this year will be veteran cook Frank Rose, with lots of help from Jim Muhic, Richard Pell.egrini, Craig Rose, Karl Esposti, and others. A free street-dance will follow from 8 pm to midnight featuring "Hotspur . Call 894-4470 for more information. Rosen pleads guilty to grand theft charges Michael Rosen, Rohnert Park real estate broker, has entered a plea of guilty to six counts of grand theR following an exten- sive nine month investigation into his financial dealings. Rosen will appear for sentenc- ing June 4 and will then be taken by U.S. Marshals to Federal court in San Francisco to answer addi- tional criminal charges. He has been freed on $600,000 bail. Rosen's case was investigated by the United States Attorney from the Northern District of California, Michael Yamaguchi and Sonoma County District At- torney, J. Michael Mullins. They announced Rosen's arrest May 1 on six counts of grand theR and separate federal charges includ- ing mail fraud, pension fraud, and violation of federal tax stat- utes. According to Mullins and Yamaguchi, the investigation uncovered losses totaling a min- imum of seven million dollars involving 122 separate victims.. Rosen was a prominent figure in Rohnert Park as a real estate broker and developer. He was known in Cloverdale as one of the partners in the Clover Springs project that is now slat- ed to become a Del Webb devel- opment. Rosen turned himself in to fed- eral authorities in August, 1996 after a complaint was filed against him regarding an alleged fraudulent deed of trust scheme. Several Rohnert Park inves- tors put up hundreds of thou- sands of dollars of their retire- ment funds for Rosen's second mortgages that contained forged signatures on the deeds of trusts. Rosen later filed bankruptcy and his home was sold at auc- tion in February to satisfy cred- itors. Rosen faces up to three years in the state penitentiary for his initial plea bargain and anoth- er 13 years for federal charges Investigators on his case also . included the Rohnert Park De- partment of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion, the Internal Revenue Ser- vice, the Federal Department of Labor and the California Department of Corporations.. When the news broke about Rosen's involvement in the mortgage frauds lastAugust his partners announced that he had been removed from the Clover Springs project' as of that day. According to John Barella, one the of the land partners, the development nt for Clo- ver Springs provided that if.any partner became involved in problems he could be removed. The Land Partners for Clover Springs include Barella, owner of North Bay Construction in Santa Rosa, William Dixon and John Wright. Each year the State of Califor- nia uses information taken from testing results and develops high school progress reports from those statistics. The results of the 1995-96 testing of Clover- dale High have been released and according to Cloverdale High School Principal Dave Ashworth it shows that CHS students are doing better than similar schools in most categories, and in the few areas where they are lower, its only by a few points. Categories students are scored on include participation in voca- tional ed and the advanced place- ment program, college prep enrollment, Scholastic Assess- ment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) scores. In each category, Cloverdale High School received a state ranking. It also received a "com- parison group ranking  where it is ranked among other high schools in the state with similar student populations. The high- est rank achievable is 100. * The rate of Advanced Place- ment (AP) d International Baccalaureate examinations with scores qualifying for col- lege credit includes qualifying exams taken by all students at the high school, which is then divided by the number of jun- iors and seniors. It is not the passing rate for the exams. CHS ranked 18th in the state in this category, and 35th among similar schools. According to Ashworth, Clo- verdale's ranking may seem low, but it is because CHS of_ fers the advanced placement program on an independent study basis. The advanced placement program is expen- sive and teachers opted to of- fer honors classes instead. In the four year completion category (an estimate of the likelihood that a ninth grade Cloverdale High School Performance Report Statistics from 1995-96 were used to give Cicverdale High and the high schools a state ranking in a number of categories, the highest of which is 100. They are also ranked according to like schools that are similar in size and demographics throughout the state. Four Yoer Complotlon (94-95) Vocational Ed College Prop Enrollment Advanced Placement Program % Scoring at or abovo naUomml averages on SATs and ACTs State Ranking 74 99 94 18 64 Similar School Compadlmn 64 99 97 48 48 student will stay in school through grade 12) Cloverdale High ranked 74th in the state and 64th among similar schools. The percentage of CHS stu- dents enrolled in at least one career preparation course in- creased 18.6 points in the last two, years, and now stands at 100%. In this category CHS ranked 99th in the state and 99th among similar schools. In college prep enrollment, CHS ranked 94th in the state, and 97th among similar schools. The SAT/Act college admis- sions tests category focuses on scores at or above national av- erages. CHS ranked 64th in the state, and 48th among sim- ilar schools in this category. 4.0 percent of 1994-95 CHS graduates entered as freshmen in Universities of California, a -.8 decrease over the past two years. 8 percent of 1994-95 CH_S graduates entered Cali- fornia State Universities, a 3.2 increase over the last two years. 40% of 1994-95 CHS graduates entered communi- ty colleges, up 9.4 points over the past two years. Stat/s Other statistics providing de- mographic and other student performance information that may be helpful in evaluating school performance is listed be- low. At Cloverdale High three per- cent of students have been des- ignated as having limited proficiency in English for the 1995-96 school year. There are 8.8% of students el- igible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and 9.9 percent eligible for free or re- duced meals during the 95-96 school year. In 1994-95 there were zero dropouts, and seven realkcated dropouts (students who attend- ed continuation or other alter- native schools and who then dropped out), and 50 graduates. The average SAT scores for 47.6% of Cloverdale High Se- niors tested were as follows: ver- bal, 497; and math, 480 for a total of 977. Good report card for CUSD