Mom accused of attacking bully may have wrong boy
SAN FRANCISCO — ANorthernCalifornia mother suspected of attack-ing a 12-year-old boy she said was bul-lying her daughter at school may havetargeted the wrong child, a sheriff’s ofﬁ-cial said Monday. Investigators have not found evidencelinking the boy to the bullying allega-tions, Sonoma County sheriff’s Lt.Steve Brown said. He said they are look-ing into whether another child may haveharassed the girl.“We are unable to determine if any bul-lying ever occurred,” Brown said. “Wedon’t know if this kid bullied this girl atall. It looks like he did not. We can’t ﬁndanybody to say that he did.”The girl’s mom, Delia Garcia-Bratcher, was arrested Saturday on suspi-cion of inﬂicting injury on a child aftersheriff’s deputies say she came to OlivetElementary Charter School in SantaRosa on Friday and grabbed the boy bythe throat. She asked her son, who alsoattends the school, to point out who wasbullying her daughter, the sheriff’sofﬁce said.Attempts to reach Garcia-Bratcherwere unsuccessful Monday as telephonenumbers listed for her were disconnect-ed. It is not clear whether she hasretained a lawyer, Brown said.While several students saw the inci-dent, no adults witnessed what hap-pened, Brown said. The students latertold a deputy that Garcia-Bratcher threat-ened the boy about bullying her daugh-ter. The school staff took photos of redmarks on the boy’s neck, Brown said.On Saturday, Garcia-Bratcher cameinto the sheriff’s ofﬁce to give a state-ment and was brieﬂy taken into custodyafterward, Brown said. She was laterreleased on $30,000 bail. “The mother said she didn’t do it,”Brown said. “Even if some bullying didoccur, that doesn’t change the crime thatthe mother allegedly committed.”
Ad company takes down Southern secession billboard
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The head of the Confederate League of the Southsays an advertising company hasremoved a highway billboard that advo-cated a Southern secession from theUnited States.Michael Hill is president of theConfederate League of the South. He saidMonday that Lamar Advertising Co.took down the billboard along Interstate85 in Montgomery following com-plaints. The billboard had the word“secede” in capital letters, along withthe league’s name and website. The sign went up Friday and wasremoved over the weekend.Hill said the company offered a refund,but that wasn’t necessary since he hadyet to pay.ALamar Advertising executive did notreturn a message seeking comment.
Boston drivers urged to ‘Use Yah Blinkah’
BOSTON — Perhaps the reason noto-riously aggressive Boston drivers don’tuse their turn signals is that no one’sever put it in terms they understand.The Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Friday changed thatby posting messages on electronichighway signs around the city that read:“Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah.”“Blinkah” is how Bostonians pro-nounce “blinker,” otherwise known as aturn signal.The signs are scheduled to stay upthrough the Mother’s Day on Sunday,which state ofﬁcials say is one of thebusiest trafﬁc days of the year.Drivers who fail to use their “blinkah”when changing lanes on aMassachusetts highway are subject to aﬁne. Police across the state handed outalmost 5,000 tickets for the offense lastyear.
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TV personality TedAllen is 49.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Regular trans-Atlantic mail servicebegan as a Pan American Airwaysplane, the Yankee Clipper, took off from Port Washington, New York,bound for Marseille, France.
“I wanted a perfect ending.Now I’ve learned,thehard way,that some poems don’t rhyme,and somestories don’t have a clear beginning,middle and end.Life is about not knowing,having to change,takingthe moment and making the best of it,without knowing what’s going to happen next.”
— Gilda Radner (1946-1989)
Singer-actressCher is 68.Rapper BustaRhymes is 42.
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These two dogs were among the more than 100 pets that turned out for the San Carlos Hometown Days Pet Parade Sunday.Pets walked a red carpet,took part in an agility course and some showed off their best costumes before King Duncan Donutand Queen Nibbler were crowned.
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the original version of Alexander Pope’s satiricalmock-heroic poem “The Rape of the Lock” was publishedanonymously in Lintot’s Miscellany.
, President Abraham Lincoln signed the HomesteadAct, which was intended to encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available forfarming.
, the United States ended a three-year military pres-ence in Cuba as the Republic of Cuba was established underits ﬁrst elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma.
the song “By the Beautiful Sea” by Harry Carrolland Harold R. Atteridge was published by Shapiro,Bernstein & Co. Inc., in New York.
, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Fieldin Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis onhis historic solo ﬂight to France.
, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland tobecome the ﬁrst woman to ﬂy solo across the Atlantic.(Because of weather and equipment problems, Earhart setdown in Northern Ireland instead of her intended destina-tion, France.)
, during World War II, the Ofﬁce of CivilianDefense was established.
, nearly 5,000 Japanese-Americans had their U.S.citizenship restored after renouncing it during World War II.
a white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Ridersin Montgomery, Alabama, prompting the federal govern-ment to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
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(Answers tomorrow)HYENACLOCK ENGINE PICKETYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When it was time for him to pay for his gameof pool, the player used — POCKETCHANGENow 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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Actor-author James McEachin is 84. Actor Anthony Zerbe is78. Actor David Proval is 72. Singer Joe Cocker is 70. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 65. Rock musician Warren Cann is62. Former New York Gov. David Paterson is 60. Actor DeanButler is 58. TV-radio personality Ron Reagan is 56. Rockmusician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s) is 56. Actor BronsonPinchot is 55. Singer Susan Cowsill is 55. Actor JohnBillingsley is 54. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 54. Singer NickHeyward is 53. Actress Mindy Cohn is 48. Rock musicianTom Gorman (Belly) is 48. Actress Gina Ravera is 48. ActorTimothy Olyphant is 46. Actress Daya Vaidya is 41.
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Gold Rush,No.1,insecond place;and Solid Gold,No.10,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:48.60.
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