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t to Below Basket raffle i See Below Local artist i featured i See Page 7 i p_00Ts Ill Published weekly since 1879 )or L ! rdale, Sonoma County, CA October 15, 1997 t Vol. CXVIII, Issue 42 Bomber or "Flying Wing" Grumman Corporation. developed and produced by Retired Marine Corps Colonel Dennis "Doc" Beyma, shown with Acting President Rob Dailey of the Cloverdale Rotary Club, present- ed an interesting report on the revolutionary B-2 stealth bomber or flying wing for club members at a recent meeting. (See related story this issue.) steal!h fly!ng wing a revolutionary design .g wing that rep esents a p a p ced by EngineeringDeparianent, extolled overseas military installations, io_n in design, state of the Northrop Grumman Corporation. the many virtues he sees the B-2 Beyma noted. lItft technology, and stealth Retired Marine Corps Colonel offers to the United States Depart- Stealth greatly reduces the need llcision bombing capabili- Dennis' Doc" Beyma, who is now merit of Defense when he spoke to for the large number of air escort, 'pcribes the B-2 bomber de- with the Northrop Grumman B-2 andGirls Club Casino Dinner and Auctio n 10/18 iOi!:*  are still available for the Boys and Girls Clubs annual dinner gtion, which  be held Oct. 18 at the Citrus Fairgrounds. , tear's theme is Casino Night". The doors and a no-host bar will ' L6:30 pm. The casino will open at 7 pm and roulette, slot '!!m,--o and craps and blackjack tables will be available. lAvenue Caterers of Santa Rosa will serve an exquisite buffet :9:30 pm. Veterans auctioneer Bruce Campbell will host the tfi'on, which is expected to run from 9:30 to approximately 10:15 i lattractive casino and raffle prizes will be offered. The live eatures a number of exciting items, including airplane and hot rides, Bed and Breakfast stays, cases of wine, a weekend in / murder mystery presented at Vintage Towers, season passes ed Santa Rosa Actor's Theatre, a child's bicycle, a 35 mm airfare to Maul and seven nights in a beautiful condo on r and auction is the Club s most important fund-raiser of ;' notes auction Chairman Richard Gutierrez. "Please join nds and neighbors for a wonderful evening. Your support will ie the funds needed to finish the Club's new gym." are $35 per person and include $10 in gaming chips. They are e at Fiesta Travel at the Club, and from any Club Board I. For more information, please call 894-5063. members of the Cloverdale Rota- ry Club. The B-2 has never crashed and should not be confused wi fh Bl15 that recently went down at an airshow, Beyma said. According to General Richard E. Hawley, US Commander, the B-2 combines four characteristics never before captured on the same aircraft: intercontinental range, large payload, advanced precision weaponry, and stealth technolo- gy. He states, "The B-2 is almost as revolutionary as the concept of flight itself....It is an aircraft for all seasons - a true renaissance in aerial achievement." The 13-2, with a crew of two, can cruise 6000 miles on one tank of gas. The plane can reach any tar- get in the world from just three strategically located bases in the United States with a large pay- load. The significance of these features is that two B-2 bombers can do what it took 38 bombers to accomplish in the past and can operate from US bases. The B-2 can save lives, and cut costs of electronic jamming, and air de- fense suppression aircraft required to protect non-stealthy aircraft, the Northrup Grumman brochure points out. The aircraft is unique with its engines mounted on top of the flying wing design. Colonel Beyma was introduced by Program Chair Nancy Avansi- no. He entered the Marine Corps in 1962, graduated from thP Naval Flight Training program in 1964 and served in Vietnam. He retired from active duty in 1989 and began working for Northrop Grumman as a B-2 Sys- tem Safety & Human Factors tech- nical specialist in 1990. He pro- vides safety and human engineer- ing expertise for the improvement and development of air crew re- lated systems. He holds a bachelor's degree from Sacramento State Universi- ty, and a master's degree from Webster University in St. Louis. o Nuisance law t .=adng oue ( ctober 22nd s Beta Sigma Phi basket raffle will be held at the annual Craft Fair, Nov. 1-2 at the Veteran's Some of the over 15 prizes may be seen at the Fashion Flair Beauty Shop, Hair Works, ald k. Tickets are availalNe at each location and from any Sorority member. The raffle will be he d in of Nov. 2. Get your tickets early. (Above, Beta Sigma Phi Basket Co-Chairs Kay Green and 00les still available for Holiday Craft Fair around fun. Everyffting from note paper, dried arrangements, cloth- ing, wood crafts of all kinds and many more items will be for sale. Again, this year, lunches and homemade desserts will be offered on both days. Also the big basket raffles and many door prize draw- ings will be held both days. There are still a few crafter's tables available. Call Neva Good- man at 894-5617 for more infor- mation on them Stronger procedures for nui- sance abatement in Cloverdale under development for some time, will culminate in a public hearing before the City Council Wednes- day, Oct. 22, for the first reading of an administrative penalties ordi- nance designed to implement the new program. Based on concerns expressed within the community and before the Council in the past with the number of blighted properties in Cloverdale, Planning'Director Joe Heckel undertook the work some months ago to work toward strengthening the City's nuisance abatement process. Goal of the long-term program is to prompt property owners to either upgrade their property or, in the case of seriously substan- dard buildings, to abate and de- molish them. The program calls for the Police Department working with the building inspector to identify and document nuisance violations in town. It entails creation of a code enforcement team, involvement of the Pride Committee, when ap- propriate, and a nuisance abate- ment procedure. The latter will be implemented by the municipal penalty ordi- nance, which wiU allow the dry to Ru rum to imok IMp Phi win hold their "Holiday Craft 1- 2 at the Cloverdale and crafters will for the holi- year P 7 o 118 years of serving the community 35 Cents Train depot and rail platform project underway Spring '98 First in Sonoma County Cloverdale is about to enjoy a very heady experience when it becomes the first City in Sonoma County to see the completion of a Transit Center, Depot and Rail Platform. According to David Knight, Acting Deputy Director of the Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Departments, Cloverdale's depot and rail plat- form will go to bid this winter and construction will begin for the $1.2 million project in the Spring, The bid documents will be is- sued soon with the opening sched- uled for late January or early Feb- . ruary. "We have the financing lined up for this project which will put Clo- verdale first, ahead of everyone in the County, to have such a full- blown transit facility," Knight said. Earlier the Park and Ride lot, which represents Phase 1 of the project was dedicated in Clover- dale. Knight has spearheaded this project for several months with the support and cooperation of Supervisor Paul Kelley and Con- gressman Frank Riggs. Also this week a $1.5 million development of the Geyserville Visitors' Center through the Hous- ing and Urban Development De- partment's 1998 appropriation, was announced by the Congress- man. The Center will be a combina- tion visitor's and intermodal trans- portation facility showcasing the Alexander Valley premium wine- growing region tourist economy while protecting the agriculture uses through reliance on public transportation access. EDC topic for study session Because less funding is avail- able in the current two year bud- get for economic development programming in Cloverdale, the City Council acting as Directors of the Community Development Agency (CDA), has scheduled a work study session to be held Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office, 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. to discuss with the community the future of economic development planning in Cloverdale. The current two year budget has funding for a mixed program in- cluding the downtown Improve- ment, Design of Cloverdale Blvd.; Plnse turn to btmk pa I I I I I Ace Hardware owner Will Jopson says the move to the Clover Market building will allow him to have more room and expend his Inventory. Ace Hardware to move to empty Clover Market building The runffors are true--Ace Hardware is moving south to the vacant Clover Supermarket Building. Ace owner Will Jopson says the move gives him an opportunity to expand, add more merchandise and carry more variety. "The community wants us to carry more things and when the opportunity came up to have more room, we took it," Jopson said. Jopson has owned the Ace Hardware store in Cloverdale for the past six years, and during those years he says they have constantly been upgrading and expanding, but are now running out of room. "As we look to the future and we expand, we have to have the space to offer our customers more merchandise. This move will allow us to have the room," he said. According to Jopson, work will probably begin e end of November to improve and convert Clover Market into a hardware store. He said he is happy to have Longs Pharmacy and Treasure Cove Pizza as neighbors. The new hardware store, which will feature a modem layout, should open towards the end of February, '98. Sydney Sciaini and her husband Bob own the building Jopson currently leases. Sydney says they have an attractive property and are confident they will find another tenant. I I IIII I I I I II