Charter school gets four classrooms
Sequoia High School ofﬁcialsapproved for four new classrooms fora high school focusing on Eastern-Asian studies the week of Jan. 31,2009. Wednesday night.The proposed 400-student charterschool within the SequoiaUnion High SchoolDistrict named Everestwas still waiting forstate approval. TheSequoia Board of Trustees approvedoffering four classrooms, one of which will be outﬁtted for scienceneeds, to house the potential fresh-man class at 763 Green St. in EastPalo Alto. Overall, the districtapproved a cost not to exceed $4 mil-lion to come from bond funds.
County budget grim
The county’s budget was reported tobe hampered by dropping propertytaxes, state revenue deferrals and theLehman Brothers bankruptcy beforeeven factoring in the hits expectedfrom the proposed state budget, it wasreported the week of Jan. 31, 2009.The county’s ledger book was aseries of shortfalls adding up to $18million from the general fund and $5million from non-general funds, theBoard of Supervisors heard that weekduring the mid-year budget update.The situation is a continuation of thegrim budget news delivered Decemberand the forecast based on state pro-posals wasn’t looking up.The governor’s proposed budgetwas estimated by county ofﬁcials toleech nearly $100 million from SanMateo County throughcuts and withholdings.The county’s structuraldeﬁcit, a primary targetof county ofﬁcials benton eliminating the ﬁgure,was estimated to hit $43 million by2014.
County owes Feds money for inmates
The San Mateo County’s Sheriff Ofﬁce was to repay the U.S.Department of Justice more than $1.5million erroneously received in reim-bursement for federal defendantsdetained and prosecuted by localauthorities, it was reported the weekof Jan. 31, 2009.San Mateo County submitted morethan one thousand requests between2004 and 2007 for reimbursementthrough the Southwest BorderProsecution Initiative on the wrongguidelines of a consultant. The sameconsultant steered four other NorthernCalifornia jurisdictions wrong,including San Francisco whose $5.2million repayment made news inOctober and led Sheriff Greg Munksto investigate if San Mateo Countymight have a similar problem.An audit showed that of the 1,076cases submitted by San MateoCounty, most did not meet the one of the three requirements that the mat-ters be federally initiated.Approximately $7,000 of the funds were justiﬁed,according to theDepartment of Justice.
Fears cause stumble
Wall Street ended its worst Januaryever by stumbling again over thebanking system and the economy theweek of Jan. 31, 2009.The major indexes all fell sharplyfor the second straight day, leavingthe Dow Jones industrial average andStandard & Poor’s 500 index withrecord percentage drops for January— 8.84 percent and 8.57 percent,respectively. Some market watchersbelieved that’s a bad omen for the restof the year, as the market usually endsa year down after having fallen inJanuary.
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Actress Minnie Driver is 44.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
During World War II, U.S. forcesbegan a successful invasion of Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of theJapanese-held Marshall Islands.
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it isthinking with the majority.The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.The ﬁrst-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”
— A.A.Milne,British author
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryanis 67.Singer Justin Timberlake is 33.
A man pulls ribbons from his mouth as he performs a feat of his strength during the opening of the temple fair for ChineseNew Year celebrations at Ditan Park,also known as the Temple of Earth,in Beijing,China.
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Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part inthe “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament andKing James I, was executed.
during the Civil War, the First South CarolinaVolunteers, an all-black Union regiment composed of for-mer slaves, was mustered into federal service at Beaufort,S.C.
Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of all the Confederate armies.
during World War I, Germany served notice it wasbeginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
, revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family wereexpelled from the Soviet Union.
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GoldReserve Act.
, the United States entered the Space Age with itsﬁrst successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I.
NASAlaunched Ham the Chimp aboard a Mercury-Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral; Ham was recoveredsafely from the Atlantic Ocean following his 16 1/2-minutesuborbital ﬂight.
, astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell andStuart Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission tothe moon.
legendary movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, 94,died in Los Angeles.
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands announced shewould abdicate on her birthday the following April, to besucceeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix.
McDonald’s Corp. opened its ﬁrst fast-foodrestaurant in Moscow.
(Answers tomorrow)ADMITARENAITALIC NEPHEWYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When she wasn’t working her 9-to-5 job, shestudied acting — PART-TIMENow arrange the circled letters to 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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Actress Carol Channing is 93. Baseball Hall-of-Famer ErnieBanks is 83. Composer Philip Glass is 77. Former InteriorSecretary James Watt is 76. Beatrix of the Netherlands, theformer queen regent, is 76. Actor Stuart Margolin is 74.Actress Jessica Walter is 73. Former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt,D-Mo., is 73. Blues singer-musician Charlie Musselwhite is70. Actor Glynn Turman is 68. Actor Jonathan Banks is 67.Singer-musician Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the SunshineBand) is 63. Rock singer Johnny Rotten is 58. Actress KellyLynch is 55.
The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in second place;andCalifornia Classic,No.5,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:49.04.
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