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 July 11,2012
Vol XII,Edition 282
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E, San Carlos
By Alan Fram
WASHINGTON — Democratsbegan trying to push a bill throughthe Senate Tuesday slicing taxes forbusinesses that hire new workersand buy major new equipment. Theyran straight into opposition fromRepublicans who complained thatthe measure was too timid andsought to refocus the debate on theirown economic priorities.As soon as debate began,Sen.Orrin Hatch,R-Utah,said he wouldoffer an amendment extending foranother year broad tax cuts for mil-lions of Americans that expire inJanuary,including for the wealthiestearners.President Barack Obama andDemocraticleaders want torenew them onlyfor familiesearning up to$250,000 — acutoff thatDemocrats saywould force the rich to contribute todeficit reduction but Republicanssay would stifle job creation.“I remain amazed that theDemocratic majority has decided topursue this bill to support small
Dems wanttax cuts forbusinesses
Popular college prep program faces cloudy future
By Heather Murtagh
AVID,a college-readiness programoffered to middle and high schoolstudents throughout the state,facesan unsure future after funding wascut from the final California budget.When forwarded to the governor,the proposed state budget included$8.1 million for Advancement ViaIndividual Determination,known asAVID,which offers college prepara-tion for students in fourth gradethrough high school. Gov. JerryBrown cut the funding as part of $195.7 million in line-item vetoesmade prior to the signing of the budg-et. Unless there is a veto override bythe Legislature,the cut impacts 1,400school sites throughout the state and19 in San Mateo County. Locally,education officials hope to keep theprogram going but it may be a chal-lenge with budgets being cut.“AVID has been a key factor inhelping at-risk high school studentssuccessfully complete school andmove on to college so it’s a programthat will definitely be missed at themany high school campuses in SanMateo County that have had success-ful AVID programs,CountySuperintendent Anne Campbell saidif the program was to be cut.Students should have access toAVID at least through the upcomingschool year.Robin Kisinger,CaliforniaDivision Director for the AVID pro-gram,wrote in a June 29 letter tolocal AVID leaders that support forthe California program sites “willremain intact during the 2012-13school year,and during that timeAVID Center will work to transitionschools and districts to a model simi-lar to our national design.”San Mateo County is part of aregional AVID office that helps coor-dinate opportunities for staff training.Gary Waddell,deputy superintendentof instructional services for the San
State funding cuts imperil AVID curriculum,local school officials making alternative plans
By Bill Silverfarb
San Mateo resident Ralph Colebroke his back in a horrible motor-cycle accident in 1980 and has livedhis life in a wheelchair ever since.Cole,67,spends much of his timevolunteering at Boys & Girls Clubsof the Peninsula and is an avid pub-lic transportation advocate.Yesterday,he took a SamTransbus to Redwood City to participatein the county’s disability awarenessfair and shared his philosophy onlife with friends and strangers alike.“You can’t sit around and watchTV all day,he said about living anactive lifestyle. “When you gotwheels,you might as well roll.”The fair,at the CountyGovernment Center plaza,featured
‘Might as well roll’
County links people with disabilities with services
Orrin Hatch
By Michelle Durand
Redwood City is thinking outsidethe box — or,rather,the circle.The city is looking at the idea of housing rather than a boutique hotelon the Winslow Street parking lotnear the Caltrain tracks as part of itsDepot Circle development and maymove the actual circle portion toenlarge the property.When all is said and done,the finaldesign may not even include an actu-al circle.“It’s nice ... for a statue but doesn’tparticularly drive development,”Community Development DirectorBill Ekern told the City Council dur-ing a project update at Mondaynight’s meeting.
Housing may overtakehotel plan for downtown
:Ralph Cole,center,participated in a disabilities awareness fair in Redwood City yesterday.
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Members of BORP,a Berkeley-based nonprofit agency,put on a basketball demonstration withtheir sporty wheelchairs.
 July 11,2012
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Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 45.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
American composer and pianist GeorgeGershwin,whose works included“Rhapsody in Blue,“Concerto in F,”“An American in Paris,”and “Porgy andBess,died at a Los Angeles hospital of a brain tumor; he was 38.
“Those people who think only of themselves,arehopelessly uneducated.They are not educated,no matter how instructed they may be.” 
— Nicholas Murray Butler,American educator (1862-1947)
Actor Bruce McGillis 62.Rapper Lil’Kim is37.
A tow truck driver hooks up a car after its driver lost control and crashed into the Astound office on the 2800 block of the ElCamino Real in San Mateo Monday night.The driver and passenger were transported with minor injuries.
Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the lower 60s to mid 70s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night:
Clear in the eveningthen becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fogafter midnight. Lows around 50. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 60s to lower70s. Light winds...Becoming west around 10 mph in the after-noon.
Thursday night:
Mostly clear in the evening then becomingmostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 50.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.10 SolidGold in first place;No.12 Lucky Charms insecond place;and No.07 Eureka in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:44.79.
(Answers tomorrow)STRUM OFTEN DIFFER CAMERAYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He became so good at putting up the sailsthat he did this — MASTEREDITNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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In 1767
,John Quincy Adams,the sixth president of the UnitedStates,was born in Braintree,Mass.
In 1798
,the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established bya congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band.
In 1804
,Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded formerTreasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel inWeehawken,N.J.
In 1859,
Big Ben,the great bell inside the famous Londonclock tower,chimed for the first time.
In 1922,
the Hollywood Bowl officially opened with a programcalled “Symphonies Under the Stars”with Alfred Hertz con-ducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In 1934,
President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the firstincumbent chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal.
In 1952
,the Republican national convention,meeting inChicago,nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president andRichard M. Nixon for vice president.
In 1960,
the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”by Harper Lee wasfirst published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
In 1962,
American diver Fred Baldasare completed an under-water crossing of the English Channel using scuba gear,arriv-ing in Sandwich Bay 18 hours after leaving Calais.
In 1972,
the World Chess Championship opened as grandmas-ters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champi-on Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik,Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.)
In 1979
,the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spec-tacular return to Earth,burning up in the atmosphere and show-ering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
In 1989
,actor and director Laurence Olivier died in Steyning,West Sussex,England,at age 82.Actor Tab Hunter is 81. Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes is 69.Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 65. Ventriloquist-actor Jay Johnson is 63. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 62. ActorStephen Lang is 60. Actress Mindy Sterling is 59. Actress SelaWard is 56. Reggae singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) is 55.Singer Peter Murphy is 55. Actor Mark Lester is 54. Jazz musi-cian Kirk Whalum is 54. Singer Suzanne Vega is 53. Rock gui-tarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 53. Actress Lisa Rinna is 49.Rock musician Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 47. Actress Debbe (cor-rect) Dunning is 46. Actor Gred Grunberg is 46. Actor JustinChambers is 42. Actress Leisha Hailey is 41.The world’s largest parade of horse-drawn carriages took place in Lingen,Germany in 2004. As part of theInternational Dressage Festival,208horse-drawn carriages paraded for 3.5miles through the city streets.***The company motto of Porsche is “smallbut good.”***Winona Ryder (born 1971) was arrestedfor shoplifting in 2001. The actress triedto steal $5,500 worth of designer clothesfrom Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.She was sentenced to three years proba-tion and 480 hours of community serv-ice.***The Pledge of Allegiance was first pub-lished in “The Youth’s Companion”(1827-1929) in 1892 as a verse to berecited by schoolchildren on ColumbusDay that year,which marked the 400thanniversary of the discovery of America.***The definition of the wordsesquipedalian is given to or charac-terized by the use of long words; hav-ing many syllables.***In his movie career,Ronald Reagan(1911-2004) only played a bad guy once.He played a mobster in a gangster movie“The Killers”(1964). The movie wasoriginally made for television,but thenetwork thought it was too violent so itwas released as a movie instead.***Blondie Bumstead’s last name wasBoopadoop before she married Dagwoodin the comic strip “Blondie(1930-pres-ent).***In the sitcom “The Odd Couple”(1970-1975) two divorced men,Felix andOscar,are complete opposites who sharean apartment. Do you remember theiroccupations? Their last names? Seeanswer at end.***The slogan of the Republican Party in the1928 presidential campaign was “Achicken in every pot; a car in everygarage.Republican Herbert Hoover(1874-1964) won the election.***René Lacoste (1905-1996) was a famousFrench tennis player and the founder of Lacoste brand clothes. The winner of three French Open tournaments in the1920s,Lacoste was dubbed theCrocodile by the American press. Afriend of his had a crocodile embroideredon a blazer he wore on the courts. It wasthe beginning of the designer clothingline,identified by the crocodile logo.***Interstate 5 runs through Washington,Oregon and California. It is a total of 1,382 miles long.***Author Hugh Lofting (1886-1947) creat-ed the classic character that talks to theanimals. Doctor Dolittle was first intro-duced in 1920 in the book “The Story of Doctor Dolittle:Being the History of HisPeculiar Life at Home and AstonishingAdventures in Foreign Parts NeverBefore Printed.”***When a group of Mormon settlers trav-eled through the Mojave Desert in themid-19th century they saw unique treeswith branches that stretched up to thesky. The trees reminded them of theBiblical figure Joshua who prayed andpointed up the heavens,so they calledthem Joshua Trees.***Women reject heart transplants moreoften than men.***A group of kangaroos is called a mob. Agroup of rhinos is called a crash.***
:Neat freak Felix Unger,played by Tony Randall (1920-2004),was a photographer. Oscar Madison,played by Jack Klugman (born 1922),was a sportswriter for the New York Herald and aslob. The television show was based onthe 1968 movie of the same name.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? Emailknowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.
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 July 11,2012
Ireene Sotack Williams – age 90
Ireene Sotack Williams 7 July 2012 in San Francisco. She was born inHazelton, Pennsylvania in 1921, daughter of Nicholas and Ilona FasoulkaSotack. In 1940 she came to San Francisco to live with her sister Barbaraand brother-in-law, Harold Hand, M.D. (one of the five physician Handbrothers of San Francisco); she lived with them during World War IIand considered them her foster family. She was a proud Navy wife of 32 years, a talented artist, a woman of great beauty and impeccabletaste, and a loving mother.She lived in many parts of the world, including Taiwan, CampPendleton, CA, and Bethesda, MD before retiring to San Mateowhere she was active in St. Gregory’s parish and sang in the choir.She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert MasseyWilliams, D.D.S. (Capt. USN, Ret.), daughter Judith Ann, sonChristopher James, five brothers, and six sisters. She is survived bysons Robert Massey (Mojave) and William Furlong (San Mateo), anddaughter Mary Frances Williams, Ph.D. (San Mateo). Rosary willbe 15 July at 4:00 PM at Sneider Sullivan and O’Connell’s. Funeralwill be at St. Gregory in San Mateo on Monday 16 July at 10:00 AM.Ireene will be honored by interment at Arlington National Cemetery.Donations may be made to the Semper Fi Fund.
Sneider & Sullivan & O’connell’s Funeral Home(650) 343-1804 • www.ssofunerals.com
Grand theft.
Construction tools,a generatorand an air compressor worth a total of $5,000was stolen from Avalon Foster City on MarlinAvenue before 8:24 a.m. Monday,July 9.
Grand theft.
A man stole $500 worth of liquor and left in a rusty brown van fromSafeway on East Hillsdale Boulevard before5:42 p.m. Sunday,July 8.
Petty theft.
A man was caught stealing babyformula before 4:19 p.m. Sunday,July 8.
Code violation
. A man and woman werearrested for driving under the influence andpossession of Oxycontin and $1,000 afterappearing intoxicated at CVS/pharmacy onEast Hillsdale Boulevard before 11:47 a.m.Saturday,July 7.
Firework violation
. Fireworks use wasreported on Hudson Bay before 10:27 p.m.Thursday,July 5.
Warrant arrest.
A man was arrested on awarrant from Santa Clara at Scott Drive andMarsh Road before 10:42 p.m. Sunday,July 8.
. A burglary was reported on the1100 block of Berkeley Avenue before 10:14p.m. Sunday,July 8.
Drug activity
. A person was cited for mari- juana possession on the 1000 block of MarshRoad before 10 p.m. Sunday,July 8.
Drunk driver
. A man was arrested for drivingunder the influence at Madera Avenue and BayRoad before 6:48 p.m. Sunday,July 8.
Drug activity
. A man was cited for marijuanause on the 1200 block of El Camino Realbefore 1:54 a.m. Sunday,July 8.
. A man was arrested on the 1200block of Industrial Road before 2:59 p.m.Saturday,July 7.
. A burglary was reported on the 700block of Dartmouth Avenue before 10:15 p.m.Wednesday,July 4.
. Vandalism was reported on the1800 block of Eaton Avenue before 7:30p.m.Tuesday,July 3.
. A burglary was reported on the firstblock of Upland Avenue before 7:35 p.m.Monday,July 2.
Police reports
There’s a lesson here
The window to a classroom was brokenand the room was ransacked on the 300block of 36th Avenue in San Mateo before11:09 a.m. Sunday,July 8.
A methamphetamine dealer arrested aftercounty law enforcement swarmed a suspectedSan Carlos drug house so squalid a buildinginspector deemed it uninhabitable pleaded nocontest to a felony drug sales charge in returnfor no more than six months in jail.Edward Joseph Alves,48,of Redwood City,was originally charged with several counts butsettled his case rather than head to trial. Hewill be sentenced Oct. 12.Alves was one of three people arrested June1,2011 at a home on the 1500 block of Greenwood Avenue after police received sev-eral complaints last March about suspecteddrug dealing. Authorities found the three indi-viduals in the home along with a 5-year-oldchild,eight pit bulls and a significant amountof animal waste. A San Carlos buildinginspector called to the scene condemned thehome.At one sale,house resident Sarah JaneDiLorenzo told the informant her crystalmethamphetamine source had not arrived.Shortly after,Alves report-edly appeared and placedan item in a dresser.DiLorenzo retrieved theitem and gave the inform-ant the requested drugs. Atanother,DiLorenzos 5-year-old daughter waspresent at the sale.On June 1,2011,theinformant asked for moremethamphetamine and drug agents watchingthe home reported seeing Alves visit briefly.The agents pulled Alves over and reportedfinding in his truck two ounces of metham-phetamine. A search of the GreenwoodAvenue home turned up methamphetamine,packing materials,pay-owe sheets and salesparaphernalia.DiLorenzo,26,pleaded no contest to felonymethamphetamine sales and misdemeanorchild endangerment charges and was sen-tenced to six months jail.Alves is free from custody on a $80,000bond pending sentencing.
Drug dealer arrested atsqualid house takes deal
Edward Alves

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