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10/29/2013

 
iPHONESALES RAGE
BUSINESS PAGE 11
www.smdailyjournal.comTuesday
 July 15,2008
Vol VIII,Edition 285
HR DERBY FIREWORKS
SPORTSPAGE 13
FANNIE-FREDDIE HELPMAY HURT TAXPAYERS
BUSINESS PAGE 10
APPLE INC.SAYS IT SOLD 1 MILLION UNITS IN THE FIRST THREEDAYS
By Dana Yates
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A 25-year-old Burlingame man iswanted for murdering his friend in adual-city mystery that links an earlymorning Millbrae shooting to thediscovery of a dead body two dayslater in Burlingame.An arrest warrant was issued forTeyseer “Terry”Zaid Najdawi forthe murder of Jack Chu,27,of Millbrae. Chuwas foundslumped in a carin a Burlingameneighborhoodnorth of BroadwayThursday morn-ing. Policequickly connected the car in whichChu was found with a early morningshooting reported Tuesday inMillbrae.Najdawi and Chu were friendsand together Tuesday morning.However,the motive for the murderis unknown,said Millbrae policeCmdr. Gary Missel.“That is mystery number one,these guys knew each otherwell,Missel said.Police served a searched warranton a residence at 1224 BellevueAve. in Burlingame Thursday after-noon. Evidence,including a latemodel Volvo 240 DL,was seizedbut Najdawi was not located.Najdawi has ties to Reno,Nev.,where he has a criminal history asrecent as early this year,accordingto court records.His criminal record is “not exten-sive”and “nothing compared tomurder,Missel said.Najdawi is described as white,5feet 9 inches tall,160 pounds,withshort brown hair and brown eyes.He is probably in possession of alarge caliber handgun and should beconsidered armed and dangerous,
Murder suspect named
TeyseerNajdawi
See
SUSPECT
,Page
31
Parking,height main downtown concerns
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Sounds of water
owing in thebackground as moms push theirchildren in strollers on the way tobuy stamps in Burlingame is justone of the images put forward by aproposed plan for redoing down-town.Last night,Kevin Gardiner of Kevin Gardiner & Associates,con-sultants hired for the project in2007,presented recommendationsgenerated from 12 Citizen AdvisoryCommittee meetings looking at anarea between Peninsula and OakGrove avenues,El Camino Real andthe railroad tracks on Anita Road tothe Planning Commission. It soughtto ensure parking was available andbuildings weren’t sky high — issuesthat ranked as the top concerns of those in attendance. Also,the com-mission encouraged being aggres-sive with making the vision a reality.“It’s not enough to draw a prettypicture and then hope someonebuilds an aquarium,saidCommissioner Michael Brownriggwho pointed out the vision does notinclude how to implement the plan,an aspect he’d like to be included infuture versions.
DAILY JOURNAL FILE PHOTO
Consultants presented recommendations generated from 12 Citizen Advisory Committee meetingslooking at an area between Peninsula and Oak Grove avenues,El Camino Real and the railroad trackson Anita Road in Burlingame to the Planning Commission for redevelopment.
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
A shirtless man slipped throughan unlocked bedroom window andwas found lying in a teenage girl’sbedroom in San Mateo this week-end.San Mateo police responded tothe 300 block on North HumboldtStreet on reports of an intruder. An18-year-old girl was watching tele-vision in the front room of herfamily’s home when she heard anunusual noise coming from herbedroom. She walked in to find aman lying face down near her bed,according to the San Mateo PoliceDepartment.The girl immediately screamedand ran into her parent’s bedroom.The father ran to confront the sus-pect who had already fled out thevictim’s bedroom window,accord-ing to police.The girl was not injured and noweapons were seen. It appears thatthe suspect entered the residenceby means of the victim’s unlockedbedroom window,according topolice.Several items of evidence werecollected and are being analyzedby the San Mateo County ForensicLaboratory.The man is described as possiblyHispanic,in his 30s,short spikedblack hair,wearing no shirt andKhaki colored shorts.If anyone was in the general areaduring the time frame of this inci-dent and might have seen some-thing that was out of the ordinary,please call the San Mateo PoliceInvestigations Unit at 522-7650 orthe SMPD Secret Witness phoneline at 522-7575.
Unknown shirtless man found in girl’s bed
Sales taxon the way,but when?
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Carlos voters will likely be asked topass a half-cent sales taxaimed at raising $3 mil-lion annually for 10 yearsand preventing an equalamount of cuts to criticalcity services like police,
re and parks.The unknown is if thequestion will be posed onthe November ballot or in2009,the earliest a gener-al fund revenue initiativecan be brought before voters without theunanimous declaration by the City Council of a
scal emergency.The sales tax initiative must still be formal-ly approved by the City Council which mustalso declare a
scal emergency if it wishes toplace the request on the November ballotinstead of one which also carries councilmem-ber slots. Neither action was taken last night
Burlingame Planning Commission reviews recommendations for redevelopment
Ballot timing up in air
See
TAX
,Page
31
Matt Grocott
See
PLAN
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31
 
FOR THE RECORD2
Tuesday
 July 15,2008
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Actor-comedianEddie Griffin is 40.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
1971
President Nixon startled the country byannouncing he would visit the People’sRepublic of China.
In 1606,
Dutch painter Rembrandt was born in Leiden,Netherlands.
In 1870
,Georgia became the last Confederate state readmittedto the Union.
In 1870
,Manitoba entered confederation as the 5th Canadianprovince.
In 1918
,the Second Battle of the Marne,resulting in an Alliedvictory,began during World War I.
In 1948
,President Truman was nominated for another term of of 
ce by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
In 1958
,President Eisenhower ordered U.S. Marines toLebanon,at the request of that country’s president,CamilleChamoun,in the face of a perceived threat by Muslim rebels.
In 1964
,Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominatedfor president by the Republican National Convention in SanFrancisco.
In 1976
,a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildrenand their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla,Calif.,by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell.(The captives escaped unharmed.)
In 1978
,President Carter,in West Germany for an economicsummit,presided over a “town meeting”during which he
eld-ed questions from about 1,000 Berliners.
In 1997,
fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead out-side his Miami home; suspected gunman Andrew PhillipCunanan was found dead eight days later.
Ten years ago:
Three days of ceremonies to bury Russia’s lastczar and his family,who were killed by the Bolsheviks,beganin the city of Yekaterinburg. The Congressional Budget Of 
ceestimated federal surpluses of $1.55 trillion over the nextdecade.“It is astonishing what force,purity,and wisdom itrequires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.”— Margaret Fuller,journalist and social critic (1810-1850)
Actor ForestWhitaker is 47.Rock musician Ray Toro is 31.
People in the news
 Jimmy Kimmel and SarahSilverman end romance
NEW YORK — Jimmy Kimmel andSarah Silverman have broken up,theirpublicists saidMonday.“Jimmy and Sarahhave no further com-ment,Kimmelsspokesman LewisKay told theAssociated Press,con
rming the splitthat was
rst report-ed on Vanity Fairmagazine’s Website.Silverman’s publi-cist,Amy Zvi,con-firmed the breakupin an e-mail messageto the AP. Zvi didn’timmediatelyrespond when askedfor further details.The pair dated for
ve years,and wereone of Hollywood’s funniest — andseemingly solid — couples.Earlier this year,they took theInternet by storm with a mega-popularvideo duel. Silverman debuted a clip of her and Matt Damon singing about theirfake love affair on Kimmel’s ABC late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live,”andKimmel later responded with a star-studded video declaring a romance withDamon’s best friend,Ben Af 
eck.Silverman,37,has made frequentappearances on the 39-year-oldKimmel’s talk show. The comedian hasstarred in a feature-
lm length versionof her one-woman show,“SarahSilverman:Jesus Is Magic,and frontedher own Comedy Central series,“TheSarah Silverman Program.”
Whoopi Goldberg to appearin ‘Xanadu’on Broadway
NEW YORK — Whoopi Goldberg isgoing back to Broadway.Goldberg,a co-host on the ABC’s“The View,”announced on theair Monday that shewill appear in theTony-nominatedroller-skating musi-cal “Xanadu”as oneof the show’s evilsisters,Caliope.Goldberg,52,haspreviously been on Broadway with herown one-woman show as well as inrevivals of “A Funny Thing Happenedon the Way to the Forumand “MaRainey’s Black Bottom.”She begins her six-week “Xanadu”run on July 29,taking over for actressJackie Hoffman,who will return to theproduction on Sept. 9,said KarlNilsson,spokesman for “The View.The show — an unexpected criticalfavorite — was loosely adapted fromthe cult 1980s film starring OliviaNewton-John. It also features KerryButler,Cheyenne Jackson and TonyRoberts.
Beatles producer Martinhonored in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Sir GeorgeMartin,the classically trained producerwho helmed the Beatles recordingsfrom their mop-top phase through theirlate musical masterworks,was honoredSaturday night in Los Angeles.Martin,82,received a career awardfrom The Recording Academy’sGrammy Foundation,which provideseducation programs for future musicprofessionals and works to preservemusical history.Martin is the most successful recordproducer of all time,according to theacademy,with more than 50 chart-top-ping hits and one-billion units sold. Healso holds the record for the longest runof No. 1 pop-chart hits in history,span-ning 36 years.
Birthdays
DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS
 Topless demonstrators from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)protest outside a fast food outlet in central Sydney,Australia.The threeprotesters were detained by police on public offense charges.
Death of the sitcom
Family TVnot so funny
See page 22
Ban lifted?
Bush OKsoffshoreoil drilling
See page 10
Tuesday
:Widespread low clouds and fog inthe morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night:
Patchy low clouds in theevening then widespread low clouds andfog. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to15 mph.
Wednesday
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
“But with providing theguidance our children need,turningoff the TV set and putting away the videogames;attending those parent-teacher conferences,helping our children with their homework,setting a good example.That’swhat everybody’s got to do.” 
— Barack Obama
“Obama tells NAACP blacksmust take responsibility,see page 8
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in first place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;and Hot Shot,No.3,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:43.49.
Actor Philip Carey is 83. Author Clive Cussler is 77. ActorAlex Karras is 73. Actor Ken Kercheval is 73. Sen. George V.Voinovich,R-Ohio,is 72. Actor Patrick Wayne is 69. ActorJan-Michael Vincent is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer MillieJackson is 64. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (MobyGrape) is 63. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 62. Rock musicianArtimus Pyle is 60. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 56. Rock musicianMarky Ramone is 52. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 52.Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 51. Model KimAlexis is 48. Actor Willie Aames is 48. Actress LolitaDavidovich is 47. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 45. Rock musi-cian Jason Bonham is 42. Actor Kristoff St. John is 42. Rockmusician Phillip Fisher is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokey(Mint Condition) is 41. Actor Stan Kirsch is 40. Actor ReggieHayes is 39. Rock musician John Dolmayan is 36. Actor ScottFoley is 36. Actor Brian Austin Green is 35. Rapper Jim Jonesis 32. Actress Lana Parrilla is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer KiaThornton (Divine) is 27.
(Answers tomorrow)VIXEN AGONY MODIFY BEFALLYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:For a traffic court judge, it’s always a —“FINE”DAYNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
GEBOFBODUTCONARYENGOBY
©2008 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
www.jumble.com
Print answer here:
1920 28 32 4722
Mega number
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 July 12 Super Lotto Plus July 11 Mega MillionsFantasy FiveDaily Three middayDaily Three eveningDaily Four Lotto
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 Jimmy KimmelSarahSilvermanWhoopiGoldberg
 
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Tuesday
 July 15,2008
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
Police reports
Science reject
A man stated that his tenant moved outand left a “biological specimen”in therefrigerator on the 1500 block of RollinsRoad in Burlingame before 2:31 p.m.Thursday,July 10.
BURLINGAME
Traf 
c hazard.
Problem with railroad cross-ing arms. A man went through a green lightand was caught in the middle of the tracksbefore 1:12 a.m. Thursday,July 10.
Vandalism
. A vehicle’s window was brokenon the 1700 block of Quesada Way before 2:16a.m. Thursday,July 10.
Traf 
c hazard.
The crossing arms would notgo down when trains went by before 8:48 a.m.Thursday,July 10.
San Mateo
Residential burglary.
A Playstation/DVDplayer was stolen from a house on the 1600block of Monte Diablo Avenue before 11:48p.m. on Thursday,July 10.
Suspicious person
. A male in his 20s wearinga white shirt and blue jeans was seen standingagainst a fence at 1800 Gateway Drive before9:04 p.m. Thursday,July 10.
Found property.
A Redwood City residentfound a gun on the 2000 block of SouthDelaware Street before 4:01 p.m. on Thursday,July 10.
Burglary
. A plate was stolen from a residenceon the 1100 block of Ramblewood Way before8:20 a.m. Wednesday,July 9.
Commercial burglary
. Money was stolenfrom the 100 block of South Boulevard before8:36 a.m. Wednesday,July 9.
Theft
. A suspect was seen using a card andstealing from an ATM on the 100 block of E.Fourth Avenue before 1:05 p.m. Wednesday,July 9.
Identity theft.
A case of identity theft wasreported on the 3000 block of Alameda de lasPulgas before 4:23 p.m. Wednesday,July 9.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The convicted rapist who said he changedhis name at the request of the devil and hasalready been re-committed to a state hospitalas a sexually violent predator could be freedfor good if found this week to no longer posea danger.Michael Zasimovitch,57,who also uses thename Ava Zinlu,has a mixed bag of outcomesfrom his previous turns in hearings at whichprosecutors sought to deem him a sexuallyviolent predator and keep him incarceratedbeyond his criminal case sentence. UnlikeZinlu’s other commitment hearings,the out-come of this trial will either free Zinlu inde
-nitely or return him to Atascadero StateHospital for a possible lifetime commitment.“This will likely be his last trial on the mat-ter,said Chief Deputy District Attorney SteveWagstaffe.Zinlu,who remains in custody as a statehospital patient,will be assigned a judgeWednesday for the commitment trial which isestimated to last one week.Jessica’s Law changed the existing rules forsex offenders found tohave committed two vio-lent acts and have a mentaldisorder. A 1996 law heldthe offenders could be heldafter their sentence in one-or two-year intervals at theend which the inmatecould agree to another,bereleased or head to courtfor a jury to determinetheir fate. “Jessica’s Law”changed the param-eters. Patients are still entitled to an initialhearing on whether they are a sexually violentpredator but,once labeled,can only be re-evaluated if hospital doctors believe they arechanged. So far,one man has been releasedafter his commitment hearing under the post-Jessica Law rules.This hearing is the
rst for Zasimovitchsince the law changed. Zasimovitch wasalready a convicted felon in 1978 when hesodomized a 17-year-old boy he met whilehitchhiking in Santa Barbara County.Zasimovitch received a
ve-year prison termfor the attack at knife-point. In 1982,fourmonths after his release,Zasimovitchappeared in San Mateo County,tied up hisstepsister and planned to rape her. Instead,hechanged his mind,made her drive him to SanFrancisco and was ultimately convicted of kidnapping.Six days into his sentence for that crime,Zasimovitch and another inmate attacked athird with a sharpened toothbrush,sodomizedhim in the shower and beat him. He returnedto prison until his parole in 1995. After refus-ing to register as a sex offender,Zasimovitchdisappeared for two years before he was sentback to prison for violating parole.Prison doctors diagnosed Zasimovitch withgender identity disorder and an anti-socialpersonality.Over the last three years,juries deadlockedtwice and decided to keep him hospitalizedonce. The last mistrial occurred when jurorshung 8 to 4 in favor of extension. In June2006,a different jury returned Zasimovitch tothe hospital.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail:michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:(650)344-5200 ext. 102.
DA seeks re-hospitalizationof predator
Ava Zinlu
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Efforts to encourage community involve-ment in the library earned Burlingame sevennational awards recently.The Burlingame Library won seven nation-al awards for public relations from theAmerican Library Association,City LibrarianAlfred Escof 
er announced last week. Theawards were for public relations and graphicart in a variety of service areas including:Adult and family reading materials (Onebook,one community program); library cal-endar of events; special programs and events;children’s summer reading club promotion;young adult summer reading club promotion;foundation fundraising materials; and an hon-orable mention for promotion of the libraryWeb site for access to information.The awards were accepted by YouthLibrarian Amy Pelman at the ALAConference in Anaheim in June. “The awardsare given to the over 9,000 public libraries inthe United States,by size of library,so for onelibrary to make a ‘clean sweep’of six of thetop seven awards is a truly remarkableachievement,”Escof 
er wrote in a preparedstatement. “The real secret weapon for theawards is the library’s gifted graphic artistMaryam Refahi. Ms Refahi has been therecipient of over 35 awards to the library sinceher tenure with the city began in 1997.”Library promotional material helps informthe public and encourage participation inreading,programs for all ages and the manyservices available for free at the public library.An exhibit of Refahi’s work will be held inthe library’s popular materials room inFebruary 2009.
Library receives national recognition

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