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Page 10, Clovardale Reveille, July 30, 1997 CERINI town has changed from a mill town/truck driver town to more of a bedroom community. Now there&apos;s different types of prob- lems-more domestic problems-- more blue collar type stuff. We still have problems on the street with some juveniles, but the job consists mostly of getting in- volved in domestic disputes," he said. His retirement stems from an injury he received on the job. A call came in at 3 am that a bur- glary was taking place at Wash- ington School. It was dark and when officers got there they saw three suspects run out. The of- ficers gave chase. A cable stretched across the driveway in the dark was virtually invisible. "It hit me below the knees and threw me backwards. I blew out three vertebrae in my back. I had surgery and went back to work, but I couldn't sit in the car any longer," he said. According to Cerini the high point of his career concerned a girl he had helped. "There was a girl years ago who had dropped out of school. She was quite a problem on the streets. I had talked to her and got her to go back to school. After she gradu- ated she came to see me at the station and gave me a big hug," he said. Cerini says police work was very rewarding for him, espe- cially all of the kids he's helped over the years. "It's not the pay- -but it's the thought or idea that you did something good," he said. One girl who lives in town now, introduced Cerini to one of her friends as "the man who saved my life." The girl had been taking drugs at a party and Cerini called her parents to the party instead of taking her to the station and having them pick her up there. He started a policy of doing that so parents could have a clear picture of exactly what their kids were doing. The girl entered a drug rehab program and is now leading a drug-free life. The worst time in his career came in 1979 during a racial dispute between a group of His- panics and a group of whites. "Everybody was carrying weap- ons," he said. The groups met and clashed between the Encore . (now Peking Palace) and Bank of America (now Exchange Bank). As Cerini rounded the corner around the Encore he heard a shot and saw a muzzle blast. The man with the gun pointed it at him and Cerini was forced to shoot the man three times before the man stopped threat- ening him. "I felt bad--he was a family man trying to right a wrong," Now that he has retired, Ceri- ni plans on doing a lot of fishing and getting a part time job. He and his wife, Sharon, and three kids. Cerini says he will miss the people, the streets, and working with kids the most. As far as the department's fu- ture, he hopes to see the school officer program continue. "I'd like to see at no time, less than two officers on the street at night and I'd like to see the depart- ment grow with the town," he said. i iii iii Just as water rises no higher than itself, so the confidence of others in you will never be greater than the confidence you have in yourself. -Clinton Davidson i MATCH PI)INT Always keep a shovel, rake and water nearby when burning debris. REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES. I ARE YOU A LOVING FAMILY, host a high school foreign exchange student arriving in Au- gust, speaks English, own spending money and in- surance. Call AISE at 1- 800-SIBLING or visit the web at http:// www.sibling.org ,. .../ C L OV E, R DA L E ; J The Best Drugstore in To SALES PRICES EFFECTIVE JULY 3e-AUG. 5, 1997 i R 2 (For Ralston CORN FLAKES 12 OZ 1 gg PERil, DIET PiFII, CAIFFEINI FRIE DIET PEPSI oR wumrAm on, Libby -, 12 PACK 12 OZ CANS 99 +CRV TOMATOES  14.50Z lip , 16 OZ/msL i/: (#'/=0S0, 1/2" or 1" k )i ) !:)i : ii!!:!2!!iil :!iilii: I ii ME .... k) #3374) : Limit 4 Additional Purchases O, 6r Sunlight [ DISHWASHING I ! 22 OZ rll i |u,lll| iiiiii i . i LONGS DRUGS IN-AD COUPON GOOD THROUGH 8/5/97 THE  : llmerm n :: :! MEAD RLLER PAPER, 8 1/2" X 11" Wide or College Ruled, 150 Sheets or 8"x10 1/2" WK:Je or College Ruled 200 Sheets. , 59 I Limit 4 I Aditnal Purchases 79 # Purchased IIII Ill I I I I Longs Drugs -Ad Coupon-Good Thru 8/5/97 30% OFF I All Longs El Vitamins or Supplements I: Coupon Requ/red No L/m/t LONGS DRUGS WAD COUPON GOOD THROUGH 8/5/97 I iii : 50% OfF: Longs Price I All Ekco Kitchen I Gadgets Auorted I:i Coupon Required No Limit (#oo4) DURACELL Alkaline Batteries i ! 1% i :!!  < ,, ...... /2< :,  :lmmmii :: ,, ( :ii I ! /,i::iii:iii::ii i  i,!' !i - ' i/ 'I ! ii!i, ii:i:,:ii!i  ...... ii CLAIROL Nice "N Easy Halrcolor , 4 Pack AA or AAA 299 39 COLOR CLUB Got: One 2 Pack "C" or "D" or One ' Volt" 249 I mm,:i m / m mmm III LONGS DRUGS/N-AD COUPON MFR'S/N-AD COUPON GOOD THRU -., o.,, c,.,-, I NiCe N EaSy I ! From Ouracell When You Buy TWO Packages of QURAcELL Batteries (2D, 2C, 4AA, 4AAA, 19V) "----------'-- i 75525 ii Retail: coupe. R.u# I 1,,,i, ON, I Per Coupon C: I  r r ] C. .t ,t S! 2) tl :t C ! )1 tC el h )i