Father jailed for ﬁery deaths
The San Gregorio father who pleadedno contest to involuntary manslaugh-ter in the 2004 arson-related deaths of his two young sons will serve approx-imately seven months in prisonbefore being freed, it was announcedthe week of July 5, 2008.Charles Edward Schuttloffel, Sr. 37,received a three-year sentence onThursday of that week on two counts of involuntary manslaughter over hisattorney’s protestationsthat he’d suffered andserved enough time already.Despite the multi-yearterm, Schuttloffel, Sr.,only had approximately seven monthsleft to serve. He became eligible forparole after serving 50 percent of hissentence and had accumulated substan-tial credit since his March 2007 arrest.Schuttloffel also received two yearsprison for a methamphetamine pos-session charge ﬁled two years after theﬁre.
School negotiations locked
Salary negotiations between teach-ers and the Belmont-Redwood ShoresElementary School District the weekof July 5, 2008 reached a completestandstill — beginning the finalstages of contract negotiations.After months of negotiations, theadministration and teachers reached astalemate on salary in April 2008. Noprogress was made between the twosides resulting in a call for fact ﬁndingthat week. This mediation processbrought in an outsider who examinesthe district’s ﬁnances and considersthe claims of both sides before puttingforth a recommendation.
County Styrofoam ban begins
Styrofoam foodcontainers became athing of the past forcounty-operated foodoutlets the week of July 5,2008 when an ordinance outlawingpolystyrene took effect.The ordinance only governed opera-tions under the county’s control — theSan Mateo Event Center, the SanMateo Medical Center and associatedclinics and all government buildings.The ordinance prohibited countydepartments from buying and usingpolystyrene foam and solid disposablefood service products. The ordinancealso required the use of “biodegrad-able, compostable, reusable or recy-clable food service ware.”
Trauma center talks arise
Before the Palo Alto MedicalFoundation builds its hospital in SanCarlos, a Belmont councilman theweek of July 5, 2008 wanted to makesure it includes plans for the county’sfirst trauma center.Councilman Bill Dickenson askedthe rest of the Belmont City Councilto get behind his idea to push for atrauma center at the new hospital.San Mateo County, with four hospi-tals, does not have a designated trau-ma center for the severely injured.Critical patients are instead rushed toeither Stanford MedicalCenter or San FranciscoGeneral Hospital.Dickenson was not thefirst to suggest San Mateo Countyhave its own trauma center. The ideais raised every few years in variouscities, but county emergency medicalservice officials contend there arenot enough annual trauma cases tosustain such a center — and therequired personnel — within SanMateo County.San Francisco General Hospitalhas served as the Level 1 TraumaCenter for the north county since1998. Stanford Medical Centerserves as a Level 1 Trauma Center forthe south county. Nearly all critical-ly injured patients in San MateoCounty are either rushed via ambu-lance or airlifted to one of the twohospitals.
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Rapper RZA is 44.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Isaac Newton first published hisPrincipia Mathematica, a three-vol-ume work setting out his mathemati-cal principles of natural philosophy.
“Every year on your birthday,youget a chance to start new.”
— Bay Area musician Sammy Hagar
Musician HueyLewis is 63.Actor Jason Dolleyis 22.
U.S.soldiers in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles attend a naturalization ceremony while celebrating Fourth of July at Bagramairbase,north of Kabul in Afghanistan Sunday.The soldiers are the Adopted Sons of San Mateo.
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(Answers tomorrow)CRACK KAYAK UPROOTUSEFULYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The 4th of July caused sales at the fireworksstore to — SKYROCKETNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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On this date:In 1811
, Venezuela became the ﬁrst South American coun-try to declare independence from Spain.
, William Booth founded the Salvation Army inLondon.
, a collision between a passenger coach and afreight train near Wilpen, Pa., claimed 26 lives.
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed theNational Labor Relations Act.
, the bikini, created by Louis Reard (ray-AHRD’),was worn by Micheline Bernardini during a poolside fashionshow in Paris.
, Larry Doby made his debut with the ClevelandIndians, becoming the ﬁrst black player in the AmericanLeague.
, Britain’s National Health Service Act went intoeffect, providing government-ﬁnanced medical and dental care.
, independence took effect in Algeria; the sameday, civilians of European descent, mostly French, cameunder attack by extremists in the port city of Oran (reportsof the death toll vary from about a hundred to the thousands).
, President Richard Nixon certified the 26thAmendment to the U.S. Constitution, which lowered theminimum voting age from 21 to 18.
, Arthur Ashe became the ﬁrst black man to win aWimbledon singles title as he defeated Jimmy Connors.
, the Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old“exclusionary rule,” deciding that evidence seized in goodfaith with defective court warrants could be used againstdefendants in criminal trials.
, a worldwide ﬁnancial scandal erupted as regulatorsin eight countries shut down the Bank of Credit andCommerce International.
Ten years ago:
President George W. Bush telephonedAfghan President Hamid Karzai to express condolences forthe deaths of Afghan civilians killed in a U.S. bombing fourdays earlier.Actress Shirley Knight is 77. Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitch-er Rich “Goose” Gossage is 62. Country musician CharlesVentre is 61. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 54. ActorDorien Wilson is 51. Actress Edie Falco is 50. ActressKathryn Erbe is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Joe is 40. Rocksinger Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 33. Actor Ryan Hansen is32. Country musician Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) is31. Rock musician Nick O’Malley (Arctic Monkeys) is 28.
The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags ,No.11,in ﬁrst place;Gorgeous George,No.8,insecond place;and Solid Gold,No.10,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:43.37.
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