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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Vol XII,Edition 63
Family Owned & Operated 
 Established: 1949
Former S.F.49er’s DV trial begins
Kwame Harris accused of seriouslyinjuring ex-boyfriend during argument
By Michelle Durand
Kwame Harris, the former SanFrancisco 49er inadvertently outed as gayby his arrest for allegedly seriously injur-ing an ex-boyfriend during an argument ata Menlo Park restaurant, began trial thisweek for felony domestic violence.Harris, 31, reportedly declined an offerto settle the case and is instead in themidst of jury selection for the trial on charges of domesticviolence and assault with force. He faces prison time if con-victed.However, Harris’former boyfriend is refusing to testify inthe criminal trial and in February also dropped a civil law-suit seeking damages for the alleged assault and emotionaldistress. Even without alleged victim Dimitri Geier’s phys-ical participation, prosecutors can submit as evidence his
Kwame Harris
By Michelle Durand
Seton Medical Center in Daly City mis-takenly shipped a couple’s sheet-wrappedstillborn daughter with other dirty laundryto an outside vendor where the body was dis-covered on a conveyor belt making its wayto a commercial washing machine, accord-ing to a lawsuit filed by the parentsThe heartbreak of the couple, Julio andRina N. Arriaza, after the Oct. 29, 2012,death of their daughter Estefani after 36weeks of pregnancy was “made horrificbeyond description” by what happened toher body, according to the suit filed in SanMateo County Superior Court against thehospital and Seton Medical CenterFoundation.The baby’s body was not only lost butmishandled, leaving her “filthy, swollenand mutilated” upon her return, the lawsuitstates.“Imagine, the worst thing in the worldhappens to you by losing a child and then itgets worse,” said attorney Rafael Crespo Jr.Seton Medical Center declined to com-ment citing the pending litigation but thesuit claims Director James Schuessler apol-ogized, accepted responsibility and gavethem a $2,500 check to cover burialexpenses. The suit also claims thatSchuessler assured the couple their daugh-ter’s body had not been mishandled and thefuneral could proceed as scheduled.“I think they appreciate he did come tothem but it never should have come to that,”Crespo said.
Hospital sued for losing stillborn baby
Body found at laundry facility in Santa Cruz,pregnancy ‘made horrific beyond description’
Woodside’s Michelle Spence,left,Dani Walsh,center,and Danielle La Force celebrate the Wildcats’come from behind winover Carlmont Tuesday night.The win leaves Woodside all alone in first place in the PAL Bay Division.
By Samantha Weigel
Representatives from Michaels Arts andCrafts store have appealed a San MateoPlanning Commission September denial of its request to move to the former Bordersbookstore site on El Camino Real.The appeal is scheduled to be heard by theCity Council Jan. 6, according to city plan-ners.Michaels’lease at its current building onDelaware Street near Kmart doesn’t expirefor another 16 months, but it applied to the
Craft store appeals tocouncil for relocation
Michaels wants to move to El Camino,planners say no
By Angela Swartz
Millbrae school officials are readyingplans for a parcel tax on the June 2014 bal-lot to raise about $450,000 a year, however,much depends on a community survey to beconducted in January.“It’s up to school district to really educatecommunity and public since we only havegrades K-8 and we’re recycling parents andfamilies constantly every couple of years,”said Frank Barbaro, president of theMillbrae Elementary School District Boardof Trustees. “We have to get back out thereand reeducate. We have families movinginto community and we’re the lowest fundedin the county.”The budget for the 2013-14 school year isprojected to be about $17.145 million withthe new Local Control Funding Formula,according to a staff report. The district isgoing to be underfunded by approximately
Millbrae schools explore parcel tax
Next step is January community survey on potential measure
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Actor Kevin Pollak is 56.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The radio play “The War of theWorlds,” starring Orson Welles, airedon CBS. (The live drama, whichemployed fake breaking news reports,panicked some listeners who thoughtthe portrayal of a Martian invasionwas real.)
“When love is not madness,it is not love.” 
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca,Spanish dramatist (1600-1681)
Actor HenryWinkler is 68.Comedian BenBailey is 43.
A model presents a creation by designer Hu Sheguang from Sheguang Hu Haute Couture Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid toupper 50s. Light winds... Becoming west5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night:
Clear. Lows in themid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Sunny. Highs near 60.Northeast winds around 5 mph in themorning...Becoming light.
Thursday night:
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...Becoming light.
Sunny. Highs in the 60s.
Friday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Saturday and Saturday night:
Partly cloudy. Highsaround 60. Lows in the upper 40s.
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1735, 
the second president of the United States, JohnAdams, was born in Braintree, Mass.
In 1885, 
poet Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho.
In 1893
, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approvalto repealing the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
In 1912
, Vice President James S. Sherman, running for a sec-ond term of office with President William Howard Taft, died sixdays before Election Day. (Sherman was replaced withNicholas Murray Butler, but Taft, the Republican candidate,ended up losing in an Electoral College landslide to DemocratWoodrow Wilson.)
In 1921, 
the silent film classic “The Sheik,” starringRudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles.
In 1944
, the Martha Graham ballet “Appalachian Spring,”with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in a leading role.
In 1945, 
the U.S. government announced the end of shoerationing, effective at midnight.
In 1961
, the Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb, the “TsarBomba,” with a force estimated at about 50 megatons. TheSoviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolutionordering the removal of Josef Stalin’s body from Lenin’stomb.
In 1972, 
45 people were killed when an Illinois Central Gulf commuter train was struck from behind by another train inChicago’s South Side.
In 1974
, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in theeighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, known asthe “Rumble in the Jungle” to regain his world heavyweighttitle.This year the average person will spend$75.03 on Haloween costumes, candyand decorations, according to theNational Retail Federation.***Horror novelist Stephen King (born1947) does not open his house in Maineto trick-or-treaters. He has done it a fewtimes, but one year they had 1,400trick-or-treaters. That was the last yearhe gave out candy.***Robert De Niro (born 1943) portraysthe monster created by Dr. Frankensteinin the 1994 movie “Mary Shelley’sFrankenstein.”***Afull moon rarely occurs on Halloween.The last time it occurred was in 2001.The next full moon on Oct. 31 will be inthe year 2020.***Bertrand Caillet is a werewolf that findslove in Paris in the 1800s. It is the plotof the classic horror novel “TheWerewolf of Paris” (1933) by GuyEndore (1900-1970).***Do you know what lycanthropy is? Seeanswer at end.***Michael Jackson (1958-2009) and hisdate walk through a graveyard. Suddenlythey are surrounded by zombies andMichael becomes one. It is the plot of the 13-minute video for the song“Thriller” (1983).***Almost every country has a differentvampire myth. In China, vampires arecalled Ch’ing Shih. They live under-ground and get their power from themoon. The Cretian vampire, calledKathakano, can only be killed by chop-ping of the head and boiling it in vine-gar. In Polynesia, the Talamaur devoursthe hearts of healthy men while theysleep.***The common brown bat lives an aver-age of 32 years. It is the longest lifes-pan for a mammal of its size.***The largest species of spider in theworld is the venomous GoliathBirdeater Tarantula, found in SouthAmerica. The biggest goliath spider onrecord had a leg span of 11 inches acrossand fangs 1 inch long.***In the movie “Poltergeist” (1982) thehouses built in the Cuesta Verde Estateshousing development were hauntedbecause the houses were built over acemetery. The movie had the famousline “They’re here.”The word “polter-geist” is German. It means “noisyghost.”***The Keene Pumpkin Festival, heldannually in New Hampshire, earned aword record in 1996 for having the mostcarved and lit pumpkins ever assembledin one place. There were 13,044 jack-o’-lanterns lining the town’s MainStreet.***The world’s largest popcorn ballweighed 3,100 pounds and had a circum-ference of over 20 feet. It was built in2004 by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa.***The average 1-pound bag of candy corncontains 294 kernels.***Snickers introduced the mini Fun Sizecandy bar in 1968.***During the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, 24people were convicted of the felony of witchcraft. None were burned at thestake. The accused witches were hanged.***Three witches create a potion in Act 4,scene 1 of Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”(1605). The ingredients of the boilingcauldron include “eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.”***The oldest mummy ever found in NorthAmerica dates back to 7420 B.C. Themummy was excavated from a cave inNevada in 1940, found lying on a furblanket with leather moccasins on hisfeet.
: In folklore, lycanthropy isthe magical ability to assume the formand characteristics of a wolf.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or
(Answers tomorrow)CHESS GUILTPROVEN TOPPLEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Her fear of going to bed in the dark madetheir daughter a — LIGHTSLEEPERNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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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Actor Dick Gautier is 76. Movie director Claude Lelouch is76. Rock singer Grace Slick is 74. Songwriter Eddie Hollandis 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (TheTemptations) is 72. Broadcast journalist Andrea Mitchell is67. Rock musician Chris Slade (Asia) is 67. Country/rockmusician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 66. Actor LeonRippy is 64. Actor Harry Hamlin is 62. Actor Charles MartinSmith is 60. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 59. ActorMichael Beach is 50. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale(Bush) is 46. Actor Jack Plotnick is 45. Actress Nia Long is43. Country singer Kassidy Osborn is 37.
 The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in first place;Lucky Star,No.2,in second place;andGold Rush,No.1,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:44.77.
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November 1, 11 am-8 pmNovember 2, 11 am-7 pmNovember 3, 11 am-5 pm Adult: $10.00, Senior (65+): $8.00
The West's Premier Antique, Four Centuries of Antiques, Decorative Arts & Fine ArtExhibitors from North America, Europe and Asia.
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 A dazzling array of loose beads, finished beaded jewelry and beading suppliesunder one roof! The quality selection, along with special show pricingdirect from worldwide designers and manufacturers,make this a must-see show for the public.One low ticket price good for all three days [$8.00] or you can purchaseadvance discounted tickets for $4.00 at http://www.ticketderby.com/ NEW POLICY-Children 8 and under are not permitted.
n the
Millbrae City Council
race, candidate
Doug Radtke
raised $2,655 for the reportingperiod from Sept. 22 to Oct. 19. He has raised$4,605 total and spent $4,241.35 total. During thisperiod, he also gave himself a $2,165 loan. Expensesincluded office expenses, campaign literature and mail-ings, print ads, information technology costs and cam-paign paraphernalia.
. Police responded to a distur-bance and found two people arguing over aparking space on the 1200 block of Bellevue Avenue before 6:29 p.m. onSaturday, Oct. 26.
. Someone found jewelry and turnedit in to police on the 1800 block of ElCamino Real before 1:49 p.m. on Saturday,Oct. 26.
Suspicious activity
. Officers respondedto report of a man who was trying to takethings from the rafters of a building butfound that he was a construction worker onthe 2200 block of Summit Drive before7:54 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Possession of controlled substanceand false identification
. Police foundsomeone who was in possession of a con-trolled substance and provided false identifi-cation to officers on the 900 block of ElCamino Real before 12:27 p.m. Tuesday,Oct. 22.
. Vandalism was reported on thefirst block of Hermosa Avenue before 7:30a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Body of missing Burlingameman found in Hillsborough
An elderly Burlingame man who wentmissing on Monday was found dead Tuesdayafternoon in Hillsborough, police said.Ivor Morris, 79, who lived in the 1600block of Ralston Avenue and also went bythe name “Scotty,” went for a walk at about9 a.m. Monday but never returned home,police said.His wife reported him missing later thatday, and told police he was likely on footbecause he had left his car behind.Yesterday afternoon, at about 1:10 p.m., aresident of Rowan Tree Lane inHillsborough called police to report seeinga man down off of the road, Hillsboroughpolice said.Officers responded and found a man’s bodyin thick vegetation, police said. He waspronounced dead at the scene, and was lateridentified as Morris.The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office isinvestigating the death, but police saidthere were no signs of foul play.The spot where Morris was found is in ahilly area adjacent to Interstate 280, nearlyeight miles from his home. Hillsboroughpolice Capt. Doug Davis said it is not clearhow he got there, but that it appears he trav-eled on foot.He said police have been told Morris wasan avid walker.
Ferry to expandWednesday,Friday services
The San Francisco Bay Ferry announcedyesterday the continuation of its Wednesdayand Friday excursion service between SouthSan Francisco’s Oyster Point and SanFrancisco.The service will be available throughFriday, May 16. This Wednesday and Fridayservice, which had been scheduled to end onNov. 2, is being extended due to publicrequests. The service operates betweenOyster Point and the San Francisco FerryBuilding and Pier 41, according to a pressrelease.Service is also offered for weekday com-muters between South San Francisco,Alameda Main Street and Oakland’s JackLondon Square.
Police reports
Out to lunch
Officers responded to report of a manparked under a tree for several hours butfound that he was merely enjoying hislunch on the 1700 block of TrousdaleDrive in Burlingame before 5:24 p.m.on Thursday, Oct 24.
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