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IN NEED OF JOBS
NATION PAGE 5
‘MACHETE’PACKSABLOODY PUNCH
WEEKENDJOURNAL PAGE 19
DESPITE HIRING,U.S.UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SEEMSFROZEN
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Not all Burlingame Avenue busi-nesses are on board for creation of an improvement district that couldcreate a uni
ed voice,a festive hol-iday feel and handle marketing butthe number opposing may notbecome public until Tuesday’s CityCouncil meeting on the topic.A number of business owners andemployees in the BurlingameAvenue area have spent about a yearworking to start a business improve-ment district,known as a BID. Theeffort goes before the City Councilfor a second public hearingTuesday,at which point the city willdetermine if a majority of business-es oppose the proposal. If a majori-ty favor the proposal,the councilcan then consider approving theassessments. City Manager JimNantell reported only 14 suchprotests as of Thursday. Thoseopposed,however,note many morewill be delivered to the cityTuesday.“It just seems unfair,saidMichele Porrazzo,candy maker atAida Opera Candies on BurlingameAvenue.Porrazzo is among a group of local businesses whose representa-tives have been walking the streetsagainst the measure. The main com-plaints were taking on another billduring hard economic times,notbeing included early in the processand a general feeling that thisattempt,like previous ones,wouldfail.Porrazzo,instead,suggestedreverting back to the idea of volun-tary donations for speci
c eventslike holiday festivities.Those in favor previously argued
Opposition organizing aganist BurlingameAvenue merchant plan for collective budget
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Don’t want to be caught in traf 
cwith the 31 million people nation-wide expected to hit the road thisthree-day weekend?Don’t be.More than 4 million Californians,31 million nationwide,are expectedto travel 50 miles or more fromhome this Labor Day weekend,according to the AmericanAutomobile Association. InCalifornia,that’s an 11 percentincrease from last year. Beforedeciding to tackle bumper-to-bumper traf 
c during your extendedweekend,consider the various activ-ities going on locally. In San MateoCounty,two large annual activitieskick off Saturday:the Millbrae Artand Wine Festival and the BelmontGreek Festival.Wine starts
owing at 10 a.m.Saturday and Sunday in Millbrae forthe annual festival which takes placeon the city’s main downtown stripon Broadway,one block west of ElCamino Real between VictoriaAvenue and Meadow Glen. Drinks
Stay local over Labor Day weekend
Plane wreckage lifted out of lagoon
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
The wreckage of a small planethat crashed into a lagoon inRedwood Shores Thursday,killingall three people on board,wasremoved from the water Friday.A salvage crew used
oatationdevices to raise the wreckage fromthe
ve to six feet of water in whichit was resting,Redwood Cityspokesman Malcolm Smith said.The plane was
oated to a nearbydock and lifted out of the water,Smith said. He said the bodies of two of the victims are still inside theplane’s fuselage. The wreckage waskept behind a privacy screen to keepthe plane,and two bodies inside,outof view.“They’re very deliberate and care-ful about how they’re handling this,so I think they’re going to take theirtime and do it right,”Smith said.The Federal AviationAdministration will take the wreck-age to a warehouse in Sacramento tobe examined,Smith said.One of the people killed in thecrash is Robert Borrmann,92,
PETER MOOTZ
Authorities remove the wreckage of a plane yesterday that plummeted into a lagoon near Oracle Corp.headquarters in Redwood City Thursday,killing three people.
Marijuanaprop battlegets rolling
Proposition 19would legalizerecreational pot
By Emily DeRuy 
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
Opponents of Proposition 19,theNov. 2 state ballot initiative whichwould legalize marijuana for recre-ational use,claim it will have nega-tive effectson youthand ques-tion propo-nents’claimit willincrease tax revenue,reduce com-munity violence and the cost of enforcing laws prohibiting marijua-na.Those who support the act say itwould provide much needed fundingto local schools,parks and otherpublic spaces. However,San MateoMayor John Lee is appalled at thepossibility of the proposition beingvoted into law.“It’s an absolute disgrace,Leesaid. “It’s a gateway drug,especiallyfor young people,”If passed,“The Regulate,Controland Tax Cannabis Act of 2010,”would allow adults 21 and over topossess,share or transport up to oneounce of marijuana for personalconsumption. It would also permitpeople to cultivate up to 25 squarefeet of cannabis per private resi-dence. However,the propositionwould not permit people to sell mar-ijuana in any amount unless licensedto do so,and it would prohibit peo-
TIM BEEMAN
Wine starts flowing at 10 a.m.Saturday and Sunday for the 40th AnnualMillbrae Art and Wine Festival.
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Weekend
Sept.4-5,2010
Vol XI,Edition 16
 
FORMERSERRA QBCLEAREDTOPLA
SPORTSPAGE 11
Business district critics arise
 
FOR THE RECORD2
Weekend
Sept.4-5,2010
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Actor Wes Bentleyis 32.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
1781
Los Angeles was founded by Spanishsettlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.
In 1886,
a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo surren-dered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.
In 1888
,George Eastman received a patent for his roll-
lmbox camera,and registered his trademark:“Kodak.
In 1893,
English author Beatrix Potter
rst told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a “picture letterto Noel Moore,theson of Potter’s former governess.
In 1917,
the American Expeditionary Forces in France sufferedtheir
rst fatalities during World War I when a German planeattacked a British-run base hospital.
In 1948
,Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicated afternearly six decades of rule for health reasons.
In 1951,
President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation fromthe Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the
rst live,coast-to-coast television broadcast.
In 1957,
Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas NationalGuardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. Ford Motor Co.began selling its ill-fated Edsel.
In 1969
,the Food and Drug Administration issued a reportcalling birth control pills “safe,”despite a slight risk of fatalblood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.
In 1971,
an Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau,killing all111 people on board.“This momentcontains all moments.”— C.S. Lewis,British author (1898-1963)
Actor DamonWayans is 50.Singer BeyonceKnowles is 29.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Life-size robot dinosaurs move through a set as the host watches during arehearsal for the ‘Walking with Dinosaurs — The Arena Spectacular’show in Taipei,Taiwan.
Hurricane
Earl hits U.S.with force
See page 8
Wall Street
Stocks extendSeptember rallyafter jobs report
See page 10
Saturday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s tomid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Patchy fogafter midnight. Lows in the mid 50s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
:Mostly sunny except for patchyfog in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night
:Mostly clear except for patchy fog. Lows in themid 50s.
Labor day:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
“We need to get that number over 100,000 to feel comfortably that we won’t slip back into recession....We need it over 150,000 to feel confident we have a nice,sustainable recovery.” 
— Bill Hampel,chief economistfor the Credit Union National Association
“Stocks extend rally,”see page 10
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in first place;Lucjy Star,No.2,in secondplace;and Hot Shot,No.3,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:47.18.
Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 79. Singer Merald “Bubba”Knight(Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 68. World Golf Hall of FamerRaymond Floyd is 68. Actress Jennifer Salt is 66. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 61. Rhythm-and-blues musicianRonald LaPread is 60. Actress Judith Ivey is 59. Rock musi-cian Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 59. Actress KhandiAlexander is 53. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 50. Actor NoahTaylor is 41. Actress Ione Skye is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singerRichard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 35. Singer Dan Miller(“Making the Band”) is 30. Actor Carter Jenkins is 19. ActorTrevor Gagnon is 15.The
rst female African-American mil-lionaire was Madame C.J. Walker(1867-1919). She made her fortune sell-ing hair care products in the early 1900s.Walker donated her money to dozens of black charities.***Television,the dishwasher,nylon and
uorescent lights were
rst introducedduring the 1939 New York World’s Fair.***Bengay,a balm for muscle pain relief,isnamed after the French pharmacist thatcreated the medicated cream in the late1800s,Dr. Jules Bengué.***Ever wonder why whole airplanes arenot made out of the same material usedto make the damage-proof “black box?”It is because the plane would be tooheavy to get off the ground.***Do you know which comic book hero isthe Queen of the Jungle?See answer atend.***Chefs in Japan need a license to preparethe delicacy fugu,a blow
sh that con-tains lethal amounts of poison in itsorgans. If the
sh is not prepared cor-rectly,the consumer can die of asphyxi-ation,caused by muscle paralysis.***The severity of a coma is assessed by theGlasgow Coma Scale. The scale evalu-ates the coma patient’s eye openingresponse,verbal response and motorresponse.***The best-selling commemorative stampever issued by the U.S. Postal Service isthe Elvis Presley (1935-1977),firstreleased in 1993. The post of 
ce let thepublic vote on which image of Elvisshould be used on the stamp — a picturefrom the 1950s or the 1970s. The imageof young Elvis won overwhelmingly.***In the television sitcom “Mork andMindy”(1978-1982) Robin Williams(born 1951) plays an alien named Morkfrom planet Ork sent to study humans onEarth. He lives with Mindy,played byPam Dawber (born 1951),in Boulder,Colo.***During World War II,the original copiesof the U.S Constitution and theDeclaration of Independence were keptat Fort Knox,Ky.***Since 1889,the mascot for YaleUniversity has been a bulldog namedHandsome Dan. At death or retirement,Handsome Dan is replaced with anotherbulldog. The current mascot isHandsome Dan XVI.***One of the things to do in Pontedassio,Italy is visit the Museo Storico degliSpaghetti,Italian for Historical Museumof Spaghetti.***The smallest designated unit of time is ayoctosecond,equivalent to one septil-lionth of a second.***The Impossible Mission Taskforce(IMF) was assigned secret missionsdeemed impossible in the television spyseries “Mission:Impossible”(1966-1973). Members of the IMF wereinformed of their secret missions by the“Secretary”via cassette tapes that self-destructed.***Irish Soda Bread is so named becausethe Irish recipe uses baking soda forleavening.***
 Answer 
:Sheena. As a child,Sheena wasorphaned and left in the jungle. Shegrew up there and communicates withwild animals. Sheena’s
 fi
rst comic book debuted in 1942.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? E-mail knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call344-5200 x114.
(Answers Monday)CLEFTMINCE JUNIOR MAROONYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:What it costs to get hitched THE “UNION” RATENow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
RIVOYLERECBEEDATGANDOR
©2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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Meganumber
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Sept.3 Mega Millions
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Fantasy FiveDaily three midday
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Sept.4-5,2010
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
BURLINGAME
Suspicious circumstances.
Two pre-teen girlswearing only bathrobes were seen walkingtoward the corner of Broadway and CapuchinoAvenue before 2:53 a.m. Thursday,Sept. 2.
Harassing calls.
A man with a thick accentwas making repeated calls claiming to be fromthe Better Business Bureau and insisting that apackage needed to be delivered on the 2500block of Poppy Drive before 10:35 a.m.Thursday,Sept. 2.
Suspicious circumstances
. A night securityguard reported that a man came into a store andthreatened him in regards to a woman on the1000 block of California Avenue before 12:49p.m. Thursday,Sept. 2.
FOSTER CITY 
Reckless driving.
A vehicle was driving fastthrough the neighborhood on Cygnus Lanebefore 3:31 a.m. Saturday,Aug. 28.
Suspicious circumstances.
A woman was sit-ting in her vehicle honking the horn for 30 min-utes on the intersection of Halibut Street andMarlin Avenue before 9:11 p.m. Friday,Aug. 27.
Police reports
Hostile banking
A man threatened to jump off a bridge if he wasn’t approved a loan on the 1400block of Capuchino Avenue inBurlingame before 1:27 p.m. Thursday,Sept. 2.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A judge delayed a hearing to decide if a dis-missed molestation case should be re-openedbecause the prosecutor who handled thecharges is tied up in a different trial.The District Attorney’s Of 
ce asked JudgeLisa Novak to push off the hearing becauseprosecutor Melissa McKowan is unavailable.To pursue the hearing with a different repre-sentative of the of 
ce might be a move tohandicap its ability to argue the case wasrightfully dropped,said Assistant DistrictAttorney Karen Guidotti who appeared onbehalf of the postponement request.The hearing in the case of Anthony Sadek isnow set for Oct. 14.Nina Salarno-Ashford,the attorney who
led the request on behalf of Sadek’s formerwife and alleged victim,did not return an inquiryfor comment on the delay.Salarno-Ashford andstatewide victim’s rightsgroup Crime VictimsUnited claim McKowanviolated the victims’con-stitutional rights by notinforming them of plans todismiss the case againstSadek and lying about whether the young girlinvolved was willing to testify. At a press con-ference last month calling for action,Salarno-Ashford claimed they were violations of Marsy’s Law,the 2008 bill that establishedvictims’rights.Asking a judge to set aside a dismissal hasnot been done before in San Mateo Countyand Chief Deputy District Attorney SteveWagstaffe has said. Even if granted,it is noguarantee the of 
ce will still pursue charges.Prosecutors dismissed the case againstSadek in February just days before trial aftertests that allegedly showed his former wifehad been drugged with GHB in 2006 —ostensibly to molest their young daughterwhile she was unconscious — proved false.Unable to show a jury how the girl could havebeen abused with her mother nearby,prosecu-tors said they were unable to pursue the case.Salarno-Ashford also
led a claim for dam-ages against San Mateo County on behalf of Sadek’s wife and child. The Board of Supervisors rejected the claim at a meetinglast month,paving the way for a lawsuit.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail:michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:(650)344-5200 ext. 102.
Hearing delayed to re-open molestation case
Anthony Sadek 
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Two men accused of robbing severalPeninsula stores by smashing windows andgrabbing cash registers pleaded not guilty todozens of felonies and will stand trial nextmonth.Danny Allan Hamilton and Shawn JosephReilly,both 25 and residents of South SanFrancisco,did not waive their right to aspeedy trial after entering Superior Courtpleas to their respective charges of burglary,possession of stolen good and grand theft.Both return to court Sept. 27 for a pretrialconference and Oct. 18 for jury trial.The pair were arrested while allegedlyrobbing a San Carlos dry cleaning business.Authorities linked them to a burglary in SanMateo that same night,and “smash andgrab”thefts of cash registers in Daly City,San Bruno and Pacifica on June 21 and June22. Wagstaffe said Hamilton was then fin-gered for an April 15 theft in Burlingame inwhich four rolls of lottery tickets werenabbed from a liquor store. Hamiltonreportedly scratched off the tickets andredeemed the winners at three differentlocations.Each remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Pair plead not guilty in robbery spree

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