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August 6, 1980

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Pa.ae 2 - Wednesday, August 6, 1980 / The Clovefdale 00veille Geyserville Press Established 1879 Established 1934 uses ,, 0o Published every Wednesday u  o 112 West First Street Cloverdale, California 95425 (707) 894-3339 ', Gary L. Fawson ... .... Publisher Tim Tanner .......... General Manager Janice Corey .......... Editor Yearly Subscription Rates Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties 9.00 Elsewhere in the United States 9.50 / Jl: t Editorial Handicapped parking misused What should the penalty be for drivers who park illegally in spaces reserved for disabled persons? Michael Williams, a handicapped person, favors a long prison sentence. He's only joking, of course but Williams, age 42, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, is very serious--and frustrated-about what he considers growing apathy and misuse by some motorists who leave their cars in parking spaces meant for disabled drivers and passengers. "Everytime a thoughtless driver parks in a "handicapped only" space, even if it's only going to be for a minute, disabled persons who come along may be denied the right to park there. Williams, a local member of the Developmental Disabilities Board for Sonoma, Nape, and Solano Counties says he does his traveling in a van designed to handle his wheelchair but can't always find a space big or close enough to where ne's going. Able-bodied motorists are in- creasingly Ignoring the law against taking the reserved spaces and many eligible persons with disabilities are unaware of the special parking privilege-or neglect to apply for an Identifying license plate or display placard. A recent survey by the disabilities board con- firms that laws regarding handicapped parking zones have confused both disabled and non- disabled drivers. Parking in a space designated "for handicapped only" is illegal 24 hours a day, holidays in- cluded unless the vehicle bears the special license or has a placard in view on the dashboard. Most persons confined to wheelchairs can get around independently in modified cars or vans with lifts, but need extra space when they park to accommodate the equipment and wider doors. Other people, with sight, respiratory, heart or mobility impairments, need the closest possible access to stores, offices or other businesses. Williams would like to see stiffer fines and more stringent enforcement of disabled persons' parking rules on privately-owned lots. To enforce the law on private property, each city has to adopt a "blue curb" ordinance per- miffing police to patrol and ticket there. About half the cities in California have already done that. All new developments open to the public are required to provide at least one space for disabled persons only. Disabled persons who need the identifying license or dash placard should contact the Department of Motor Vehicles. The charge for a placard is $4. Drivers who transport disabled persons are also eligible to apply for the placard which entitles them to park in the reserved spaces, too. There is no charge or time limit for use of the spaces,which should.alwaysbe marked with a blue and white international symbol of disabled access. In most cities, drivers displaying the "DP" license or placard are also permitted to I.rk free indefinitely in municipal metered spaces. ; We urge you readers not to misuse these spaces meant for disabled drivers and passengers--even for a minute. :::;::.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.:.:::;::;:;.::::.:;.:::::::::-:::::.::;::::;':::::;:;:;:::::-:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.:::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;::::::::::::.:;:;:::::::::::::::;:. Letters. to the00 edltor Opposes registration Editor: In the July 7 issue of U.S. Nears and World Report, editor Marvin Stone quotes President Calvin Coolidge as saying: "The world has had enough of the curse of hatred and selfishness, of destruction and war. It has enough of the wrong use of material power. For the healing of the nations, there must he good will and charity, confidence and peace. The time has come for a more practica use of moral power, and more reliance on the principle that rightmakes it's own might." The Republicans did not incorporate that philosophy in their platform. Let's hope that Ihe Democrats do so. Ben Marcus Need van Editor: Concerning my letter in WeTip report The Sonoma County the horse was fenced in a Sheriff's Office is in- pasture located on Waltzer vestigating a cruelty to Rqad in the Santa Rosa animal case. During the unincorporated area. nighttime hours, a mare, No motive has been pregnanl with twins was shot established other than unborn Iwins were valued at $20.000. Anyone having information on Ihs crime is asked Io call or contacl Detec!ive Sergeant Ken Anderson of Ihe Sonoma with a high-powered rifle, cruelty. The mare and the County Sheriff's Office  at Notices lll]!! i Sonoma County Voiture No. Freeman at 894-5201 or Lydia Saturday the 16lh of 338 of the 40 et 8 will hoid an Matz at 894-5371 for times August,the high school is outdoor flea market on neeaea, hosting a kicking clinic at 10 Sunday, Angust 10, at the There is also a need for a.m. at Allen Field. There is Santa Rosa Veterans' prizes such as shaving lotion, no cost, coaches will halp. Memorial Building parking talc powder, jewelry, plaeekickers and punters. lot located a 1351 Maple hankies, combs, ribbons, and Drills and contests will also Avenue, Santa Rosa, across powder puffs. The articles take place. Any youngster, from the County can he delivered at any time. pop warner through high Fairgrounds. The residents thank you as school who wants Io work on do we, Ihe volunteer staff, his kicking should attend. Booths are scheduled to open at ? a.m. untU 4 p.m. ' ,, The 40 et 8 refreshmeni'stand will be open al ? a.m. Free L.F. Jacobs, M.D., Inc. adinission and free parking. Announces the Removal Due to circumstances, the Area meeting of Church "Women United will not be held as scheduled. Our next meeting will be World Community Day, Nov. 7. of his office from 100 West Third St.,Cloverdale to 115 West 1st Street, Cloverdale on August I, 1980 telephone: 894.4229 ii The special School Meeting scheduled for ,is i ,,,,,,,, ,,,,, Monday, August 4, has been [ Your cancelled, t&ttm,imm,f The next meeting of the [Hove Heart Worms? | Board will be Monday, I ' CALL N'IJ I Augusl ii, iN0, a-qtlar meeting at Gey,ervilie I Dr. Deborah .ericsson  I tional Park., 8 p.m., " I Russ/an River I The uit Manor ii J Veterinary Service J "asking for male and female I 433-$7S4 i help for Friday bingo, lt.! Serving Cloverdale, Geyserville and Heald- | 3startSp.m.atyouP'm'mayandeoetaetis overjanat | sburg Specializing in small an lmal house calls | The Century Morning Lions Club held an election of officers recently for the 1984}-81 term. Officers elected were, front row, left to right: Don Smalley, Second Vice President: Jim l)e Martini. First Vice President: Bernie Day, Tail Twister: Bud Beale, Secretary; Back row: Tamer: Jim Wilmarth, President EleCt; Treasurer; Ed Rutherford, President; Photo by Janice. lasl week's edition, the City Council is not able to help us .n saving the van. so we have been rying other ways and just hope we can find the righl person o help. I would be glad Io hear from others who migh! have suggestions or advice, x:l-:mio Thank you Rachel Garrison (7o?) s27-2994 or call the toll free WeTip number 800-472- 7785. City Clerk's Corner By BARBARA PEUGH In case you see a new face around City Hall, lhat's Greg Sansen. our You/h Worker for he summer on he Youlh Emphymenl Program. He is graduate of Cloverdale High School and plans on attending Mendocino Stale College in *he fall and is vitally in- ,eres*ed in Ihe Computer Field and Business Ad- minisl ration. Grog works = hrough I his program sponsored in Sonoma County o help orientate young people towards a viable ea,'oer This is one way that he City obtains some extra summer helpto catch up on *he myriad of small items .ha pile up in an office. The Program costs lhe City no m,.ney, as the sudent"s wages are paid *hrough the pr-gram and the City Payroll Clerk does not have to devote any time al all to keeping payroll records, this is all done Ihrou_gh Program coordinat ors. Si.ce Greg has been here in early July. he has been a grea help doing such things as: Indexing contents with ypewrilten lists'of large file s.rage boxes in attic storage space (sumelhing the regular staff does not have =ime to do). Now if we have o find an old record in storage, it is easily pin- pinted. Thanks to Grog! Grog has also done many re.re hings for us, a few of which, I urning and labelingall he water ledger cards for the wilily clerk, typing lists of business licenses and dog licenses from the original c, pies kep on file, easier updating can be done in that way. Addressographing large supplies of envelopes we use constantly has also been done, payroll envelopes False documents showing up The Office of Siatewide tlealih Planning and Developmenl today urged ambulance companies and fire deparlmenl to he on the I..k ou for bogus graduation ceri ificaies for Emergency Medical Technician IIs ,rained al Merced Com- mu.i;y College. The firsl such false duments have shown up in nor;hern California. There are currently 27 ac|ive health manpower pilot projects which are training persons for innovative health care roles. Included are ' several projects for expanded role medical auxiliaries such as EMT Ils who provide limited advance life support services Io accident victims and olhers in need of pre- hospiiai care. Questions about lhe status of a person claiming to he an supply xer.xiv checks These are Greg has I is have a bettering working procedure, The Cit benefits, benefit. I thwhUe is glad to Any hiring just call, you contact EMT II should be directed to Professions Jean Anne Harlow, Health Office of Manpower Pilot Project Program, Division of Health (916) Admissions deadline at SSU Students applying for apply now to ensure ad- the admission to Sonoma State mittance. "We will continue is the 1st University fo the fall 1980 to accept applications for any semester are urged to file open major through August August 1 applications by August 15 at 15 on a space available application: Ihe Admissions and Records basis," he said. Tt ap- Office. plication should, include the Dean of Admissions and appropriate transcripts, test August IS Records Frank Tansey in- scores and the $25 application but with ne dicated that because ap- fee. missionS plications to SSU are up All majors in nursing are can be m slightly over last year, closed as well as those in registration. prospective students should counseling and psychology at "J" Shoes Family SHOE CLEARANCE SALE ' Cont,nues... Further Reductionsl Shoes for Men 1/2. ge "C,over;SraF/;;7 " Store" COMPLEX DIET PO=. TENCY00,.==. B'50 =2.97 2.89 = NUT00-L=* vrrAmN e VITAMIN C HAND & BODY ASCORBIC ACID LOTION POWDER ,. 001.49_ _6.49 =1 Prices effective 8-6.8-19-1980 Drive-up ' I - Silva s Pharmacy i-17 Broad St:,aoverdal,