Judge says sorry,pays $100,000
In an unusual act of contrition,a statecourt judge publicly apologized andagreed to pay $100,000 to Silicon Valleybillionaire Tom Siebel the week of May3,2008 for wrongfully besmirching himin a lawsuit she ﬁled as an attorney morethan a decade prior."I write to express my sincere regretfor pursuing claims against you thatwere determined to be without merit,"San Mateo Superior CourtJudge Carol Mittlesteadtwrote in an apology toSiebel that was releasedthat week.Mittlesteadt,who was appointed tothe bench in 1998,also acknowledgedher actions "may have caused substan-tial expense and inconvenience,anddamage to (Siebel’s) reputation andgood name."The apology was part of a settlementthat ended a 12-year legal battle.The odyssey began after Siebel’s soft-ware company ﬁred its top sales repre-sentative,Debra Christoffers.Representing Christoffers,Mittlesteadtﬁled a wrongful termination and sex dis-crimination lawsuit that named Siebel aswell as his company. A court later ruledthat the charges against Siebel wereunfounded.
Shark kills San Mateo bartender
A San Mateo bartender with a win-ning smile died the week of May 3,2008 from a shark attack off the PaciﬁcCoast of Mexico.Adrian Ruiz,25,diedthat week on the ﬁrst dayof his 10-day surf trip.He was likely catchinghis ﬁrst waves when ashark bit a 15-inch gash inhis right leg. He bled to death as friendsand rescuers tried to rush him to the hos-pital.
On-ramp to close
The week of May 3,2008,it wasannounced that access to Coyote PointRecreation Area was to be limited fortwo weeks and the nearby on-ramp wasto be closed for more than a year asCaltrans works on the elevated road atAirport Boulevard near the PeninsulaAvenue overpass.The work was set to begin May 5,2008 and continue until May 19,2008.The construction was part of a $150 mil-lion contract to add 4.5 miles of auxil-iary lanes between Millbrae and Thirdavenues and construct a new PeninsulaAvenue overpass.
Trio stuck off Devil’s Slide
Rescuers were forced to closeHighway 1 at Devil’s Slide the week of May 3,2008 after anOregon couple and anOklahoma transient gotstuck on the beach below thedangerous cliff.Dozens of rescue crews converged onthe north end of Devil’s Slide afterreceiving a 911 call shortly after 3 p.m.on Monday of that week. The three-houreffort to find the stranded travelersresulted in a complete closure of thehighway while crews parked their vehi-cles on the road.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (nowthe Willis Tower) was topped out aftertwo years of construction,becoming theworld’s tallest building for the next 25years.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make somethingthat is beautiful,or to discover something that is true.”
— William Inge (1913-1973)
Singer Frankie Valliis 79.Dancer CherylBurke is 29.
Riders compete during the ‘Kings of the Off-road’quad bike amateur regional race in a Siberian boggy district near thevillage of Kozhany,Russia.
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:Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
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:Mostly clear in the evening then becomingmostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 15mph.
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Mostly clear in the evening then becomingmostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper40s.
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(Answers tomorrow)SENSE AGENTGARLIC ZEALOTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When it came to the twins, she was interestedin the — SINGLE ONENow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Poland adopted a national constitution.
Washington,D.C.,was incorporated as a city.
Clorox had its beginnings as ﬁve entrepreneurs agreedto set up a liquid bleach factory in Oakland Author-playwrightWilliam Inge was born in Independence,Kan.
Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others wereexecuted by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising.
,Nellie T. Ross became the ﬁrst female director of theU.S. Mint.
Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder forhis play “The Skin of Our Teeth”and Upton Sinclair for“Dragon’s Teeth.”
the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibitingthe sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racialgroups were legally unenforceable.
the Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for theﬁrst time on CBS; the winner was Hill Gail.
the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical “TheFantasticks”began a nearly 42-year run at New York’s SullivanStreet Playhouse.
the National Public Radio program “All ThingsConsidered”made its debut.
Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher waschosen to become Britain’s ﬁrst female prime minister as theTories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamen-tary elections.
in NASA’s ﬁrst post-Challenger launch,an unmannedDelta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff,forcing safety ofﬁcers to destroy it by remote control.
Ten years ago:
President George W. Bush told a news confer-ence in Crawford,Texas,it was a matter of when — not if —weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq.Folk singer Pete Seeger is 94. Actress Ann B. Davis is 87.Actor Alex Cord is 80. Pop singer Mary Hopkin is 63. SingerChristopher Cross is 62. Country musician Cactus Moser(Highway 101) is 56. Rock musician David Ball (Soft Cell) is 54.Country singer Shane Minor is 45. Actor Bobby Cannavale is 43.Music and ﬁlm producer-actor Damon Dash is 42. Country musi-cian John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) is 42. Country-rock musi-cian John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) is 42. Country singer BradMartin is 40. Actress Christina Hendricks (TV:“Mad Men”) is38. Actor Dule Hill is 38. Country singer Eric Church is 36.
Official:Shiny dogbowl sparks house fire
SANTA ROSA — A NorthernCalifornia couple might be able toblame this one on the dog.Authorities say sun refracted off thedog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a ﬁreat Terry and Shay Weisbrich’s SantaRosa home on Wednesday afternoon.The ﬁre was quickly put out,but it lefta hole in the siding.The Press Democrat of Santa Rosareports that a ﬁre department engineerhelped discover the dog bowl’s role inthe ﬁre.Rene Torres returned the bowl to itsoriginal position during his investigationof the ﬁre’s cause. He found it concen-trated light right on the area of the homethat was charred.
In other news ...Lotto
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;california Classic,No.5,in second place;and Gold Rush,No.1,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:46.72.
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