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October 15, 1980

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Libraries jeopardy? i " The bill iS SB 958 and was-authored by Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Woodland) who worked tirelessly for its passage. It was a public library finance measure on which thousands of Californians had labored hard to enact over the last eighteen months. The bill passed through the Senate and the Assembly with a 76-0 vote. However, Governor Brown vetoed SB 958 October 1. Locally, the veto was of great con- cern to many in Cloverdale where they find themselves with a beautiful new library without the needed funds to operate the full program. According to the October 3 issue of the "Clarion Library Funding Newsletter" published by the ii i r California Association, the Governor's veto message reads in part, "Although I recognize the fundamental im- portance of libraries in this state and the inherent merit of this bill, I am advised by the Department of Finance that state government is perilously close to an unbalanced budget. Ac- cordingly, I do not believe it would be responsible to approve the $18 million annual expenditure required by this bill." The "Sacramento" Bee," meanwhile reporting the veto of the library bill for want of $18 million, pointed out that at the same time he signed a measure which reduces by $18 million annually state taxes paid by horse and track owners and pari-mutual wagers. Congressman Clausen who was in- strumental in obtaining the building funds for the Cloverdale Library wasin Cloverdale last week and commented that he was "very much distressed about the state funds not being made available." He continued that he felt that the funding program for libraries on both the state and federal level should be "completely reconstructed" so that they can operate on a better economic level. But CLA officials have not given up even though they have expressed unanimous disappointment over the veto. Since the legislature did, in fact "consider this measure in con- i ii junction with other programs and services," says the "Clarion," "And determined that it is of the highest priority." Plans are underway to reintroduce the bill next year. David Sabsay, director in Santa Rosa over the operation of the Cloverdale facility, couldnot be reached for comment but the general consensus of the staff is that "we will have to get to work in order to enact another measure and secure gubernatorial approval." The matter was brought up at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in Clverdale last week and the group indicated interest in supporting the bill explained byDuris Bowman, an active Continued on page IT Clovet"dale vellle "'//hed e, County, California Volume 102 N0.41 894-3339 Wednesday, October 15, 1980 18 Pages 20 cents Chamber of Commerce meets Dam project, approximately 65 perceat completed, is an slght, especially at hi.fUme as men and equipment move about in perfect precision. Photo by V. and A. Menieucci. rvi$ors still wrestling with ate Resources Management Plan for nearly two more complexities of a Resources the Sonoma County Tuesday (Oc- to get another before attempting was consumed in planning staff's of and scuss. ions . provlmons to report prepared by (Kaiser Sand & Maxwell (Basalt Clement enumerated which he said t variance with at previous  the m,Board Koenigshofer in- the corrections next Tuesdry (October 14) for. further Board discussion and action. Carl Jackson, assistant chief engineer in the Sonoma County Water Agency, told the Board that an estimated $190,000 would be needed in the first year to institute a monitoring program of Russian River .gravel buildup and extraction. of that total, Jackson explained, about $117,000 would go toward an initial photo survey of the Russian River system in the gravel extraction areas. Some $23,000 would be needed to. verify and study the survey results, and $50,000 for application of the findings in the wst year of operation of the monitoring program. Cost of the program is to be paid by producers, which will, of course, be reflected in future prices to the con- sumer. The Board briefly discussed costs of an environmEmtal impact mitigation program, with industry again picking up the tab. Fees and the fee structure are yet to be worked out by the Board. Acting on recommendations in At- torney Clement's letter, the Board deleted such fiat pronouncements that "terrace extraction is incompatible with intensive agricultural operations" and that hardrock extraction "is compatible." Also stricken was a statement that "adverse environmental effects of hardrock operations can be easily contained," or that hardrock aggregate resources are present in the county in Benefit Breakfost November 2 Volunteer Fire benefit break- 7 a.m. to noon. Will be held attbe hash browns, and juice will from Fire ur can be par- chased at the door. A donation of $2.50 is being asked for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. This event is part of an ongoing effort to raise money for supplies and equipment. Everyone is also invited to look over the station and see what we've been doing. .... : ! sufficient quantity and quality to 'replace sand and gravel from Russian River sources. The Board ordered removal of these and other recitals on motion of Supervisor Brian Kahn, as other members of the Board targeted on other troublesome recitals. The Board also rejected a staff Many elderly people are mail fraud victims Postal crimes aimed at the elderly are a major concern to the Postal service, a senior official of the Postal Inspection Service told a congressional committee. "Spurious medical promotions probably affect senior citizens more than any other type of mail order fraud," Assistant Chief Postal In spector for Criminal Investigations Fletcher F. Acord told the House Select Committee on Aging. "Due to rising costs of medical attention, and, perhaps, previous unsuccessful at- tempts to alleviate their suffering," he testified, "the elderly are often tempted to try these purported cure-alls from a few unsavory promoters for a long list of problems, including arthritis, cancer, obesity, impotency and bald- ness. Acord citied a California case where a promoter mailed thousands of ad- vertisements to people throughout the United States and Canada for a home- cure for cancer priced at $700. In a test purchase, postal inspectors in- vestigating the case received bottles of BI2 vitamins and kelp compound and a hypodermic needle to inject the fluid. "The fluids were so contaminated by poisonous bacteria that serious illness or death could result," Acord told the committee. Part of the promoter's sentence on a plea of guilty to mail fraud was to notify as many people as possible, urging potential buyers not to use the product because of its possible danger. Acord said work-at-home andin- vestment swindles are also high on the list of mail fraud schemes directed at the elderly. "The most common offerings are for envelope stuffing and making a product, perhaps baby booties or in vault A capacity crowd turned out for a unique dinner meeting held at the Italian Swiss Colony Winery for the general membership of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday evening, October 8. The group was hosted by the Hospitality Department of the Colony in one of the retired champagne vaults which was beautifully decorated and arranged especially for the occasion. The excellent roast beef dinner was catered by the Asti Oaks Restaurant and was topped off with a large cake decorated by Allen of Asti Oaks. The chairman for this meeting was President Pat Rose who attended to every detail including a program by speaker James Grubbs, executive Continued on page 3 i j, Special blood bank arranged ..... .... for injured cyclist A special blood bank has been arranged on Tuesday, October 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. for Eddie Meeker of Cloverdale who was seriously injured when he lost control of his motorcycle last Thursday and crashed. Meeker, 18, who is reported to be in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Adventist Hospital in Ukiah, has received 18 pints of blood and may need more. According to CHP reports, Meeker was northbound on Highway 101 less than one mile north of the county line at a high rate of speed, when he ap- parently lost control of his motorcycle around a curve, drove up an em- il recital that hardrock sources would result in decreased fuel and energy consumption. Board members were in apparent agreement that the Environmental Impact Report should be presented to the public in "summary form," in other words, that the Draft EIR, the corn- Continued on page 17 aprons," he testified, "where it is usually alleged there is a market when, in fact, there is none, or that the promoter will buy the product when, in fact, the promoter will not." Acord told the committee the Inspection Service has put hundreds of these work-at-home promoters out of business in the last six months. Because the elderly are often hardest hit by inflation, Acord said, many have been persuaded to invest their "nest  eggs" in fraudulent promotions. He told the committee that the Progressive Continued on page 17 i I iiii Fish waste spill backs up traffic Traffic was backed up for two miles in both directions Saturday when an unidentified truck spilled about 500 pounds of fish waste over 150 feet of Highway 10l about three miles north of Cloverdale. The slippery, odorous mess stalled traffic for more than an hour on a winding, two-lane streW.h of the high- way shortly after 10 a.m. while crews from the Cloverdate Fire Department used sbov,:is and hoses to clean up the mess and state highway crews poured sand over the area. The driver of the truck left the scene and is being sought by the Highway Patrol. bankment and then returned to the road in front of a car driven by Paul Woolf, 40, of San Francisco. Woolf was able to avoid hitting Meeker, however, a truck followmg behind Wnolf was unable to see the motorcycle in time and struck it from behind. The truck and the motoreye overturned according to reports. Meeker was the only person injured in the accident. David Henderson of Cloverdala, who has made the arrangements for the Special Blood bank said, "BecauN the Sonoma County Community Blood Bank. was here in Cloverdale Continued on pa 17 Vienna review On October 29, 1960, Steve ConnoHy and The Cloverdale High E,ool Band invite the people of Cloverdale to attend a Vienna review at the high school. A variety of film slides and albums are available for showing. The high school band will play and refreshments will be served by the band members' parents. The showing will be at 8 p.m. in the girls' gym at the high school. The "Miracle of Vienna" belongs to people of Cloverdale and everyone is invited! -- I III . I I _k WEATHER Hi Low Ram  October 6 91 53 " October 7 104 59 October 8 101 51 October 9 90 63 October i0 76 51 October I i 63 47 .01 October 12 7t 53 .TO iNDEX Classifieds Community Life. Public Notices Religious News Sports Youth IS, lg 4 IS o. 12 , II [