Homes planned in open space
Athird-generation Hillsboroughresident was seeking to build 25homes on his 48-acre estate nearCrystal Springs Reservoir, raisingconcerns about the wildlife and openspace Peninsula residents have longtaken for granted, it was reportedthe week of Jan. 10, 2009.Christian de GuigneIVsubmitted a pro-posal to the town of Hillsborough Dec.30, 2008 and planneda public meeting to share thespeciﬁcs of the plan. The proper-ty is nestled between Crystal SpringsRoad and Parrott Drive and is borderedby the city of San Mateo to the east.It is considered by some as the lastgreat family estate on theMidpeninsula.“There are still some in Woodside.If you’re talking about anythingclose to San Mateo, it probably is thelast,” said Mitch Postel, executivedirector of the San Mateo HistoricalSociety.The property is a common sight forpeople traveling on Crystal SpringsRoad going to or from Camp SawyerTrail near the reservoir and is consid-ered home to a unique habitat of wildlife.
Unmarked buckets cause scare
The contents of three unmarkedbuckets found near Interstate 380 inSan Bruno the week of Jan. 10, 2009,were determined to be safe, emergencyofﬁcials said.The ﬁrst bucket, anorange container resem-bling a paint bucket, wasreported around 1:15 p.m.on Friday of that week onSeventh Street under theInterstate 380 overpass in San Bruno.San Bruno police and ﬁre personnel,and a hazardous materials crewresponded to the incident.Motor oil was determined to be thecontents of the 5-gallon bucket. Twoother buckets were then found nearby,one of which contained paint andanother that contained water sealer.
Gunmen raid house
Three men armed with guns robbedtwo people while they were home inSan Mateo the week of Jan. 10, 2009.San Mateo police were called to ahouse in the 1700 block of DeweyStreet on reports of a home invasionrobbery at approximately 4:30 p.m.on Friday of that week. At least twopeople were in the house when threemen armed with a shotgun and hand-gun entered the house, police said.
Wall Street slides
The ﬁrst full week of 2009 didn’tbring Wall Street any huge shocks,but it didn’t bring much for investorsbe happy about, either.Ajump in unemploymentsent stocks sharply lower theweek of Jan. 10, 2009, asinvestors feared thatAmericans won’t soon deviatefrom their tightened budgets. TheDow Jones industrial average fell 143points to end the week down nearly 5percent, its worst week sinceNovember.The Labor Department’s much-anticipated report showed employerscut 524,000 jobs in December, asmaller decline than the loss of 550,000 jobs economists forecast.But the unemployment rate jumped toa 16-year high of 7.2 percent — morethan the 7 percent economists pre-dicted — from 6.8 percent inNovember.
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Boxing Hall of Famer GeorgeForeman is 65.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Utah grocer John G. Morrison, 47,and his son Arling, 17, were shot todeath in their Salt Lake City store;police arrested labor activist Joe Hill,a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Despite evidence suggest-ing another man was responsible,Hill was convicted and executed,becoming a martyr to America’sorganized labor movement.
“History must speak for itself.A historian iscontent if he has been able to shed more light.”
— William L.Shirer,author and journalist (1904-1993)
Baseball Hall-of-Famer WillieMcCovey is 76.Singer Pat Benataris 61.
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Yanil Reyes of DalyCity (left) and hisson,Josh Reyes(right),a student atAll Souls CatholicSchool in South SanFrancisco,meet SanFrancicso 49erNaVorro Bowmanat Lefty's SportsCards Store inBurlingame Jan.7.
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the New Testament portion of the ComplutensianPolyglot Bible, featuring parallel texts in Greek and Latin,was completed in Madrid.
Thomas Paine anonymously published his inﬂu-ential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued forAmerican independence from British rule.
Florida became the third state to secede from theUnion.
, the London Underground had its beginnings asthe Metropolitan, the world’s ﬁrst underground passengerrailway, opened to the public with service betweenPaddington and Farringdon Street.
, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
, the Spindletop oil ﬁeld in Beaumont, Texas, pro-duced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oilboom.
, the League of Nations was established as theTreaty of Versailles went into effect.
, the ﬁrst General Assembly of the United Nationsconvened in London.
, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.
Vee-Jay Records released “Introducing... TheBeatles,” an album which ran into immediate legal opposi-tion from Capitol Records, which was about to come outwith its own album, “Meet the Beatles!” (After a court bat-tle, the two companies reached a settlement.)
(Answers tomorrow)PRONE THIRD RADISH BAFFLEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Feeding the hawks, vultures and owls at thezoo was sometimes — FOR THE BIRDSNow 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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Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 79. Blues artist EddyClearwater is 79. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 79.Movie director Walter Hill is 74. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 70.Singer Rod Stewart is 69. Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen(Steely Dan) is 66. Actor William Sanderson is 66. Roots rocksinger Alejandro Escovedo is 63. Rock musician ScottThurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 62. Hall of Famerace car driver and team owner Bobby Rahal is 61. Rock musi-cian Michael Schenker is 59. Singer Shawn Colvin is 58.Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 55.
The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,No.9,in ﬁrst place;Lucky Charms,No.12,insecond place;and Eureka,No.7,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:46.90.
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