The downtown San Mateo postofﬁce was ofﬁcially renamed in honorof the late congressman Leo J. Ryanthe week of Nov. 22, 2008, 30 yearsafter he was shot to death on a Guyanatarmac and more than 900 followersof Jim Jones and the People’sTemple committed suicide nearby.The honor was the work of U.S.Rep. Jackie Speier, D-SanMateo, who, asRyan’s political aide,was seriously injuredin the attack.Speier, D-San Mateo, started herventure into politics as a highschool volunteer for Ryan’s cam-paign. Naming the post ofﬁce afterRyan is a ﬁtting tribute to a “consum-mate civil servant,” Speier told acrowd gathered in front of the postofﬁce on Monday of that week.On Nov. 18, 1978, Ryan paid theultimate price for his unwaveringquest for the truth. While on a fact-ﬁnding mission to the jungles of Guyana, he and a coalition of staff members and press were gunned downon an airstrip near Jonestown bymembers of the People’s Temple.
Board tackles vacancy plans
The Board of Supervisors decidedthe week of Nov. 22, 2008, to onlycall for a special election to replaceSupervisor Jerry Hill, just elected tothe state Assembly, if it does ﬁnd anappropriate candidate among thoseapplying for an appoint-ment.The board opted for thetwo-pronged approach onTuesday of that week inhopes of avoiding a specialelection which was estimated to costupwards of $1.6 million if it is theonly item on the ballot.
Unlicensed contracting sting nabs 22
Twenty-two unlicensed contractorsbid on home improvement jobs val-ued at more than $500 during a two-day sting, the District Attorney’sOfﬁce announced the week of Nov.22, 2008.The 22 contractors were eitherarrested or issued citations in theundercover bust held the previousweek at homes in Belmont and MenloPark.
Crab season starts with a whimper
The beginning of crab season theweek of Nov. 22, 2008, was as bad —or worse — than fishermen expect-ed.Fishermen were returningto harbor with an average of one to three crabs per pot onSaturday of that week. Innormal seasons, fishermen haul inapproximately 15 crabs per pot.The haul confirmed what everyonewas already fearing — that in a com-mon occurrence, crab did not settlein the area that year. The low crabcount already had some fishermenselling crab for $5 to $5.50 perpound straight off their boats.
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Actress Jamie LeeCurtis is 55.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
President John F. Kennedy was shotto death during a motorcade in Dallas;Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in thesame open car as the president, wasseriously wounded. Asuspect, LeeHarvey Oswald, was arrested.
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men,and men aregreat only if they are determined to be so.”
— Charles de Gaulle (born this date in 1890,died 1970)
Movie director Terry Gilliam is 73.Actress Scarlett Johansson is 29.
A ship ran aground next to damaged houses after it was swept at the height of Typhoon Haiyan nearly two weeks ago,in Tacloban city in central Philippines.
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English pirate Edward Teach — better known as“Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-dayNorth Carolina.
, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino” hadits world premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia.
, “Bolero” by Maurice Rave was ﬁrst performed, inParis.
, listeners of the British Broadcasting Corp. heard,for the ﬁrst time, radio coverage of an American collegefootball game as Harvard defeated Yale, 13-0.
, a ﬂying boat, the China Clipper, took off fromAlameda carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on theﬁrst trans-Paciﬁc airmail ﬂight.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British PrimeMinister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek (chang ky-shehk) met in Cairo to discuss measures fordefeating Japan. Lyricist Lorenz Hart died in New York at age48.
the Humane Society of the United States wasincorporated as the National Humane Society.
the musical “Man of La Mancha” opened onBroadway.
the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories ithad captured the previous June, and implicitly called onadversaries to recognize Israel’s right to exist.
Juan Carlos was proclaimed King of Spain.
Elzire Dionne, who gave birth to quintuplets in1934, died at a hospital in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, atage 77.
(Answers tomorrow)STRUM COVETSESAME REBUKEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:After bumping into the celebrity on the street,she was — STAR-STRUCKNow arrange the circled letters to 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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Movie director Arthur Hiller is 90. Actor Robert Vaughn is81. Actor Michael Callan is 78. Actor Allen Garﬁeld is 74.Actor Tom Conti is 72. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 72.Astronaut Guion Bluford is 71. International Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King is 70. Rock musician-actor Steve VanZandt (a.k.a. Little Steven) is 63. Rock musician TinaWeymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is63. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Luzinski is 63. Rock musicianLawrence Gowan is 57. Actor Richard Kind is 57. Alt-countrysinger Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 55.Actress Mariel Hemingway is 52. Actor Winsor Harmon is 50.
The Daily Derby race winners are CaliforniaClassic,No.5,in ﬁrst place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in second place;and Money Bags,No.11,inthird place.The race time was clocked at 1:42.72.
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