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San Mateo Daily Journal Issue: 308 Vol. X
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Vol X,Edition 309
High-speed rail:Whats next?
By Bill Silverfarb
High-speed rail options have beenessentially whittled down for thePeninsula to an elevated viaduct formost of the line and cities opposingthe alternative are scrambling to
ndother solutions.Three cities,Belmont,Burlingame and Atherton,are con-sidering passing symbolic resolu-tions to oppose at least some aspectsof the project as their city councilshave made it clear the tracks shouldbe buried underground through theircities.Belmont Mayor ChristineWozniak is also currently crafting aletter to the Federal RailroadAdministration,urging it not togrant funds for construction of theline on the Peninsula. InBurlingame,Councilman MichaelBrownrigg is crafting a similar let-ter.The Burlingame City Council will
Underground solutions remains a possibility
Redwood City of 
cials are nothappy with the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s recentlyunveiled plans to build the systemthrough the Peninsula on an above-grade system.“We’re disappointed in theauthority’s perspective that other,more desirable configurationswon’t be considered,”Councilwoman Barbara Pierce saidin a written statement.Pierce sits on the Redwood CityCouncil’s ad hoc committee onhigh-speed rail.Despite the council’s dissatisfac-tion,it intendsto continueworkingwith theauthorityon “con-structivesolutionsthat will bemore suitablefor our community,”Pierce said.The city plans to launch its ownengineering and economic analysisand suggest its own alternativeideas. Among the issues the city
City responds to rail analysis
• Plan is for electrified bullet trainsfrom Los Angeles to San Francisco.• State voters approved a nearly $10billion bond in November 2008 tobegin the project;• Awarded $2.5 billion in federalfunding in May.• Grant application submitted Fridayfor more than $1 billion to electrifyCaltrain tracks and build a newstation in Millbrae.• Estimated cost is expected to bemore than $40 billion,althoughcritics say that number coulddouble.• No plans for underground rail lineon the Peninsula;cities of Belmont,Burlingame and Atherton planningresolutions to oppose some aspectsof the project.
California high-speed rail
Jennifer Christgau-Aquino,left,stretches with the ladies of Mothers on the Run before they take a jog through Ryder Park in SanMateo Sunday morning.
San Mateo County races in whichsome incumbents did not seek re-election were
nalized yesterday,cementing the candidate pools fromwhich voters will choose inNovember.The majority of the gubernatorialelection ballot was set last Fridaybut the
ling deadline in races lack-ingincum-bents wasextendeduntil Aug.11.Othose not previously established,theSequoia Healthcare District Boardrace proves to be the most crowdedwith seven candidates vying forthree positions. The
ling deadlinewas extended because currentPresident Don Horsley is not run-ning to seek the District 3 supervi-sorial seat.Those running are incumbents ArtFaro and Jack Hickey. Opposingthem are physician Jerry Shefren,health care professional Ruth West-Gorrin,businessman MichaelStogner,business owner AlpioBarbara and retired engineerFrederick Graham.The Peninsula Health CareDistrict has three vying for threeseats — in essence,declaring thewinners. Lawrence W. Cappel,Helen C. Galligan and DonaldNewman all quali
ed.The same happened with theJefferson Union High SchoolDistrict,which has three spots andthree candidates:Katherine ZarateDulany,Maria S. Luna and ThomasA. Nuris. Also with BayshoreElementary School District’s threespots:Cecil T. Owens,Theresa M.Gerigk and Rachel Garibaldi.On the
ip side,as of the lastinformation released Wednesday,nocandidate including incumbent
Candidate pools for November election solidify
Moms findthe time toGet Movin’
By Heather Murtagh
On Sunday morning,a group of women braved the oddsummer breeze to jog and exercise in San Mateo.It wasn’t all
tness talk. This group of moms had otherthings to talk about as well — moving,kids,their jobs. All of those things come up when you get a group of women togeth-er to focus on
tness. The good news is:They are all takingthe time to be healthy.Three local women who professionally made
tness a lifegoal noticed too many people were saying their lives keptthem from making healthy choices in
tness and in food.Understanding those concerns as working moms,the threecame up with an event to introduce people to realistic ways toincorporate
tness into a busy lifestyle. For a $10 donation,which will go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula,participants can take four 30-minute courses covering a vari-ety of topics from getting a great booty to making kid-friend-
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Actor CaseyAffleck is 35.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
Strange but True
The first balloon communicationssatellite — the Echo 1 — was launchedby the United States from CapeCanaveral.
In 1859,
poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates,whowrote the words to “America the Beautiful,was born inFalmouth,Mass.
In 1867,
President Andrew Johnson sparked a move toimpeach him as he de
ed Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
In 1898
ghting in the Spanish-American War came to an end.
In 1944,
during World War II,Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.,eldest sonof Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy,was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up overEngland.
In 1953,
the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its
rsthydrogen bomb.
In 1962,
one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit,the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; bothmen landed safely Aug. 15.
In 1970,
President Richard Nixon signed the PostalReorganization Act that abolished the U.S. Post OfficeDepartment in favor of the independently run United StatesPostal Service.
In 1978,
Pope Paul VI,who had died Aug. 6 at age 80,wasburied in St. Peter’s Basilica.
In 1980,
during the Democratic national convention in NewYork,Sen. Edward Kennedy dropped his White House bid andthrew his support to President Jimmy Carter.“Bigotry has no head,and cannotthink; no heart,and cannot feel.— Daniel O’Connell,Irish political leader (1775-1847)
Rapper SirMix-A-Lot is 47.Actress ImaniHakim is 17.
Police find live cat‘marinating’in car trunk
BUFFALO,N.Y. — Police say a traf-
c stop led to animal cruelty chargesafter they found a live cat “marinating”in oil and peppers in the trunk of a car.Buffalo police say of 
cers heard thecat meowing when they stopped 51-year-old Gary Korkuc of Cheektowagato ticket him for running a stop signSunday night.They say they checked the trunk andfound 4-year-old Navarro in a cage,hisfur covered with oil,crushed red peppersand chili peppers.Police say Korkuc told them he did itbecause Navarro was ill-tempered.Korkuc was charged with cruelty andreleased; his phone number isn’t listed.Police say he told them he was goingto cook Navarro. Korkuc also told of 
-cers a number of things that didn’t makesense,including that his neutered malecat was pregnant.Animal advocates have cleanedNavarro and put him up for adoption.
Man seeks to changename to Boomer the Dog
PITTSBURGH — A judge is consid-ering whether a Pittsburgh-area man canlegally change his name to Boomer theDog after a short-lived television series.The man who went to court Tuesday is44-year-old Gary Guy Mathews,of Green Tree. He is a fan of the 1980sNBC series “Here’s Boomer,whichfeatured a dog who rescued people.But he’s also an enthusiast of Anthrocon. That’s an annual conventionof people dedicated to anthropomor-phism,the practice of attributing humancharacteristics to animals.Mathews says his friends already callhim Boomer,as did his late parents,though that took some persuading.Allegheny County Judge RobertFolino says he’ll take a couple of days todecide. He says he could nix the requestif it results in “unintended conse-quences”like being “seen as bizarre.
Four sisters havefour babies in four days
CHICAGO — Four sisters from onefamily have each given birth within fourdays. That’s four sisters,four babies,four days.The same obstetrician delivered thebabies of three of the sisters — 27-year-old Lilian Sepulveda,29-year-old SabyPazos and 24-year-old Leslie Pazos —in the same suburban Chicago hospitalon Friday and Saturday.A fourth sister,Heidi Lopez,gavebirth on Monday in California.Family members say the women did-n’t plan the timing. Obstetrician Dr. JeanAlexandre,who delivered the threebabies in suburban Chicago,calls thebirths “very unusual but wonderful at thesame time.”
Oregon residents reportglow-in-the dark shrimp
NEWPORT,Ore. — People whobought pink shrimp at some Oregonstores are reporting that it glows in thedark.Experts tell The Register-Guard thatthey shouldn’t worry because it’s due tocertain marine bacteria that can causeshrimp andother seafood to appearluminescent. They say it’s not a healthrisk and does not indicate mishandlingduring processing.Specialists at Oregon StateUniversity Sea Grant Extension say thebacteria can grow at refrigerator tem-peratures,especially on seafood prod-ucts where salt was added during pro-cessing.
Video shows woman smashingwindow over McNuggets
TOLEDO,Ohio — A security videofrom a McDonald’s in Ohio shows awoman punching two restaurantemployees and smashing a drive-thruwindow because she couldn’t getChicken McNuggets.The tantrum caught on tape in Toledoearlier this year shows the customerreaching through the drive-thru win-dow,slugging one worker and thenanother. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it through the glasswindow before speeding off.It happened early on New Year’s Day.Police say Melodi Dushane was angrythat McNuggets weren’t being served,because it was breakfast time.Dushane says she was drunk at thetime. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail last month and ordered to payMcDonald’s for the broken window.
An assistant carries a plastic statuette of 16th-century Protestant reformerMartin Luther,which is part of the art installation ‘Martin Luther — I’m standinghere’by German artist Ottmar Hoerl in Wittenberg,Germany.
Signs of life foundafter oil spill
See page 5
Wall Street
Stocks fallsharply asinvestors’gloom grows
See page 10
:Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the lower 80s. Westwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday night
:Mostly clear. Patchy fogafter midnight. Lows in the mid 50s.Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 80s. West winds 5 to15 mph.
Friday night:
Clear except for patchy fog after midnight.
“It will be a struggle for the authority toget rid of the system in place and put it underground in Belmont....Their railroad solution was done years ago.Whether they are happy with the solution,I don’t know.” 
Assemblyman Jerry Hill
“High-speed rail:What’s next?”see page 1
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold,No.10,in first place;Hot Shot,NO.3,in second place;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:45.19.
Former Senator Dale Bumpers,D-Ark.,is 85. Actor GeorgeHamilton is 71. Actress Dana Ivey is 69. Actress JenniferWarren is 69. Rock singer-musician Mark Knop
er (DireStraits) is 61. Actor Jim Beaver is 60. Singer Kid Creole is 60.Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 56. Actor Sam J. Jones is 56.Actor Bruce Greenwood is 54. Country singer Danny Shirleyis 54. Pop musician Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 49. Actor PeterKrause is 45. Tennis player Pete Sampras is 39. Actor-comedi-an Michael Ian Black is 39. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is 39.Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 39. Rock musician Bill Uechi(Save Ferris) is 35. Actress Maggie Lawson is 30. ActressDominique Swain is 30.
(Answers tomorrow)FUROR MAJOR SHAKEN COSTLYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Easy to get from astronomers —NO MORE STARSNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek 
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Disturbing the peace
. A wife was chasing andhitting her husband on the 100 block of WestHillsdale Boulevard before 1:42 a.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10.
. There was an attempted burglary onthe 1000 block of Annapolis Drive before11:16 a.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10.
. A Social Security card was stolen froma man on the 100 block of South FremontStreet before 2:01 p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10
Disturbing the peace.
Two men were
ghtingsurrounded by a group of approximately 25individuals on the 100 block of 31st Avenuebefore 4:49 p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10.
Suspicious person.
Two men were loiteringand drinking behind the restaurant on the 400block of South Norfolk Street before 23:02p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10
. A man was attempting to forceopen the gates of Ace Towing to take his car onthe 1000 block of San Mateo Avenue before8:13 a.m. Tuesday,Aug. 10.
Fraudulent act
. A transvestite was trying tocash a check with a fake name on the 1200block of El Camino Real before 10:02 a.m.Tuesday,Aug. 10.
Verbal threats.
A man with a handgun wasspotted in front of an apartment on the 700block of Seventh Avenue before 4:23 p.m.Tuesday,Aug. 10.
Police reports
 Your mom is here
A man’s mother-in-law was outside hishouse and threatening to kill him on the200 block of North Delaware Street in SanMateo before 6:15 p.m. Thursday,Aug. 5.
By Heather Murtagh
Getting Carol Windsor the best gift comesin the form of paper.In her Burlingame workroom,which can bereached after taking a tiny set of stairs,arehundreds of strips of paper. Featuring differ-ent colors,textures and designs,the paper iscut in ribbon-like strips and hung on the wall.It’s one of the many crafting tools Windsoruses for inspiration in making her jewelrywhile her little dog Lucy sits on the
oor,occasionally seeking attention. Windsor isknown for her colorful designs,which startedas an inspiration from
owers. Now,as shegets into her gray years,Windsor is starting toexplore more intricate,gray-centric
ligreepatterns with pops of color still made fromhigh-quality paper.Windsor’s work looks so fragile in photo-graphs,but feels quite different when giventhe chance to really pick it up. It actually hasa unique sound as well,with the hardenedpaper petals clanging together.People will have the opportunity to get a
rst-hand look,and feel,of Windsor’s work atthe 2010 American Craft Council Show whichstarts Friday in San Francisco.“The 2010 American Craft Council Showshowcases the variety,ingenuity and qualityof craft on the West Coast,”Bernadette Boyle,director of marketing and communications forthe American Craft Council said in a preparedstatement. “By adding the new handmadeunder $100 and lawn and garden categoriesand introducing hands-on demonstrations forchildren and adults,we hope to inspire a newaudience and new genera-tions of visitors to explorecraft and celebrate the BayArea’s thriving culture of making.”The three-day show isone of the few on the WestCoast where Windsorshowcases her work.Windsor grew up mak-ing jewelry. At 16,withher ears pierced,Windsor realized there werefew options for earrings which she wanted towear. To
ll that void,Windsor began makingand then selling her own jewelry.She charged local department stores $1 perpair,which would then be sold for $2.Windsor kept her interest in jewelry-makingalive while attending the University of California at Berkeley. She was a designmajor who took jewelry classes. Windsorfound a calling in metal and wood working.About 10 years ago,Windsor started to lookfor new challenges in her crafting.“I was craving color,”she said.Windsor started adding color with paper
owers,which became more elaborate. Sincethen,her work with paper has gotten morespeci
c with a technique of laminating ster-ling silver between layers of paper. The oxi-dized metal creates a dark color which showsthrough Windsor’s petal-like paper pieces.Everything she does is by hand and alwaysevolving.More recently,Windsor took a metal
ligreeclass and began using wire and color in newways.Windsor is one of many San Mateo Countycrafters who will be debuting their work inSan Francisco this weekend. Also showing isWayne Wichern from Redwood City whomakes hats with theatrical touches; JudithPaul who makes kaleidoscopes with art glassinside; and Karin Pohl from San Carlos whopractices a centuries-old metal enamel tech-nique.
Creating paper jewelry
Carol Windsor
 The 2010 AmericanCraft Council Showopens Friday,Aug.13 at the FortMason Center inSan Francisco,located betweenFisherman’s Wharf and the GoldenGate Bridge.Use theentrance at theintersection of Marina Boulevardand BuchananStreet.The showopens at 10 a.m.daily.It ends at 8 p.m.opening night,6 p.m.Saturday,Aug.14 and 5p.m.Sunday,Aug.15.Paid valet parking isavailable or visitors may park at the MarinaGreen and take a complementary shuttle bus. Tickets are $12 for a one day-pass,$18 fortwo.Children 12 and under are free.Ticketsare $2 off when purchased in advance onlineat www.craftcouncil.org/sf.After 5 p.m.onFriday,Aug.13,admission is $5.For moreinformation contact the American CraftCouncil at (800) 836-3470.To learn moreabout Carol Windsor’s work visitwww.carolwindsordesign.com.
Craft Council Show

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