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Wednesday • July 29, 2009 • Vol IX, Edition 297

Caltrain tweaking its ‘toots’and ‘tweets’
Loud horns causing complaints,transit agency trying to comply with federal regulations
By Bill Silverfarb

It’s not just you — Caltrain’s horns are indeed louder and the transit agency is working hard to tweak its “toots” and “tweets” to bring the noise level down and keep in line with federal law at the same time.

Federal regulations require the horns to produce distinct, separate and sequential blasts and a recent safety inspection revealed the horns were not making the unique “toot” and “tweet.” Caltrain received numerous calls to its customer service center with complaints about the horns, said spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

“I even received a personal call from a mother who said her son was awakened by the horn in the night,” Dunn said. Caltrain moved the horns to the underside of locomotives and cab cars in response to previous complaints from the community. But since the powerful air horns weren’t making the distinctive

“toots” and “tweets” the horns have returned to their original location on top of the trains. Burlingame resident Lynn Hawthorne said her entire neighborhood has noticed the louder horns. “It’s just terrible. The horns got much louder. I live two blocks from the track but it feels like I’m living on the tracks when the train passes,”

Hawthorne said. “I’ve got doublepane windows but I might as well not have windows at all.” Moving the horns to the top of the locomotives and cab cars has increased the volume and the range of the sound. “We are working diligently to

See HORNS, Page 18

Budget signed; more cuts
Legislators have mixed sentiments
By Michelle Durand

New deal:‘The good, the bad and the ugly’
By Judy Lin

The California budget signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday has little to applaud, according to San Mateo County’s batch of elected leaders in Sacramento — even those who grudgingly threw their support behind a majority of its bills. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, was the only one of the county’s four main representatives to deny his vote for a substantial portion of 31 revision bills proposed to fill an additional $24 billion shortfall. The others — Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and assemblymen Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a revised $85 billion budget Tuesday that he said contained “the good, the bad and the ugly,” including additional cuts to child welfare programs, health care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts. Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto authority to save an additional $656 million that will let the state restore a reserve fund he said is needed for tough times. Democrats immediately questioned whether he had the authority to make some of the cuts. The new budget should help the state’s cash crisis. It remained unclear, however, how soon the state could stop issuing thousands of IOUs to vendors and contractors. The governor’s vetoes included $80 million from child welfare programs; $61 million from county funding to administer Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid; $52 million from AIDS prevention and treatment; $50 million from Healthy Families, the low-cost health insurance program for poor children; and $6.2 million more from state parks. “Those are ugly cuts and I’m the only one that is realPHOTO COURTESY OF THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ly responsible for those cuts because the Legislature

See REACTION, Page 18

California Gov.Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a revised $85 billion state budget with additional cuts to welfare programs,health care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts.

See BUDGET, Page 18

City defines ‘essential’services
By Bill Silverfarb

Skate park on hold
By Heather Murtagh

In an effort to balance future budgets, the Foster City Council has directed staff to identify “essential” and “non-essential” services that could imperil the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration and summer concert series, for example. The city looks at its budget in five-year increments and expects

expenditures to exceed revenue in coming years. The city balanced its fiscal year 2009-10 budget with a $7 million loan repayment from t h e John Kiramis Redevelopment Agency. The city is expecting another $1.6 million loan repayment

next year to help meet its $50 million annual budget. But the city’s budget shows a deficit in the next four years and the council is attempting to solve the problem sooner rather than wait for uncertainties at the state level to impact the city’s revenue. The council is studying future budgets now so it will not have to make future personnel cuts, said Mayor John Kiramis.

See SERVICES, Page 23

Skaters in Foster City might not have a dedicated place to do tricks as previously thought after a split City Council voted down a $214,000 construction contract for the project. After years in a temporary trailer location, a new teen center opened this summer. The project originally called for a skate park next door,

where a roped off dirt lot currently sits. Last week, the council voted 32 against approving a construction contract with JJR Construction Inc. for the project. While the opposition noted a hard economic time as the reason for the change of heart, supporters said the money was already set aside and promised to the children. The council will revisit the issue Monday, Aug. 3.

See PARK, Page 22


Wednesday • July 29, 2009

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“Those are ugly cuts and I’m the only one that is really responsible for those cuts because the Legislature left,they didn’t want to make those cuts.”
— Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger “Budget signed, more cuts,” page 1

Who is Boyd?
Terrorist and a good neighbor?

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Local Weather Forecast
Wednesday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.Clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s. Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.

Julia Child
Kitchen great showed there is more to just being a chef


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Niils Lofgren, left, Bruce Springsteen, center, and Steve Van Zant rock during a concert in Spain during Srpingsteen’s ‘Working on a Dream’tour.

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In 1030, the patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, was killed in battle. In 1588, the English attacked the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in an English victory. In 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. In 1900, Italian King Humbert I was assassinated by an anarchist; he was succeeded by his son, Victor Emmanuel III. In 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first test phone conversation between New York and San Francisco. In 1948, Britain’s King George VI opened the Olympic Games in London. In 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency was established. Jack Paar made his debut as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.” In 1967, an accidental rocket launch aboard the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and explosions that killed 134 servicemen. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford became the first U.S. president to visit the site of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland as he paid tribute to the victims. In 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)


Documentary maker Ken Burns is 56.

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Actress Alexandra Paul is 46.

Comedian “Professor” Irwin Corey is 95. Actor Robert Horton is 85. Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, R-Kan., is 77. Actor Robert Fuller is 75. Former Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole, R-N.C., is 73. Actor David Warner is 68. Rock musician Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) is 63. Marilyn Tucker Quayle, wife of former Vice President Dan Quayle, is 60. Actor Mike Starr is 59. Style guru Tim Gunn (TV: “Project Runway”) is 56. Rock singer Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) is 56. Country singer Martina McBride is 43. Rock musician Chris Gorman is 42. duced, Sanka had bright orange labels on their cans. The color was easily identifiable to consumers, so coffeepots for decaffeinated coffee were made with bright orange handles. *** Competitive eater Eric “Badlands” Booker (born 1969) is a doughnut-eating champion. In 2004, the 420-pound New Yorker ate 49 glazed donuts in eight minutes. Booker also holds the eating records for matzo balls, peas and corned beef hash. *** In the Caribbean, coconuts are more plentiful than cows, so people commonly use coconut milk in their coffee. *** In the 1600s in Poland, bagels were given as a gift to women in childbirth. Answer: “Fill it to the rim with Brim.” “Good to the last drop” is Maxwell House coffee, first made at the Maxwell House hotel in Nashville, Tenn. in 1892. “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.” The Folger Coffee Company was founded by James Folger (18381889) in San Francisco in 1872. The original Folger Building is located at 101 Harrison St. in San Francisco.
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The first recorded recipes for doughnuts are from the Dutch in the mid1800s. The sweet treats were known as olykoeks, which means oily cakes. *** In the United Sates, coffee consumers on the West Coast prefer dark roasted coffees, and people on the East Coast prefer a lighter roast. *** A doughnut has about 300 calories. A bagel and cream cheese has about 450 calories. *** A person who tastes coffee and evaluates its flavor is called a cupper. *** The first Krispy Kreme doughnut was sold on July 13, 1937 at a grocery store on South Main Street in Winston-Salem, N.C. *** Can you name the coffees with the following ad slogans? “Fill it to the rim ... ” “Good to the last drop,” “The best part

of waking up ... ” See answer at end. *** During World War I, a female volunteer from the Salvation Army stayed with the men in battle on the front lines to comfort them. “The Salvation Army Lassie,” as she came to be known, made the soldiers doughnuts using the ingredients she had access to — flour, evaporated milk, sugar and eggs — mixed in a pail and fried in a steel helmet. *** Juan Valdez and his burro were created by an advertising agency to represent the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. Coffee brands that display the Juan Valdez logo guarantee that all of their coffee beans come from Columbia. *** Doughnuts made with potato flour are called spudnuts. *** Coffee made in a French press captures more of the coffee’s flavor because, unlike drip coffee, the coffee grounds are in direct contact with the brewing water. *** Café Du Monde was established 1862 in New Orleans French Quarter. The café is famous for their beignets, fried dough in a square shape covered in powdered sugar. *** Sanka was the first brand of decaffeinated coffee in the world. When intro-



Wednesday • July 29, 2009


Race is on for high school district board
By Heather Murtagh

Weeks away from the filing period closing, a contentious race is already certain for three seats on the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees since six candidates, including all three incumbents, filed to run. Board President Peter Hanley, Vice President Linda Lees Dwyer and Trustee Bob Griffin filed to run for re-election. Joining Hanley and Dwyer are Mike Loy, Aragon Parent Teacher Organization president, Marc Friedman, Burlingame Elementary School District trustee, and Guadalupe Ortiz. Ortiz, the most recent addition to the race, is relatively unknown compared to her competitors but was inclined to run in hopes of using her connection to youth to better the educational opportunities the dis-

trict offers. The 23-yearold graduated from Aragon High School in 2004 and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Peter Hanley the University of California at Berkeley. This is her first time running for office, but Ortiz plans to dedicate her life to improving educational opportunities for youth. She is not a parent, but she does have a sister who attends Aragon and works with children. She manages an after-school program at a charter high school in San Jose and acts as the director of academic outreach for the San Mateo Youth Foundation, which helps lowincome students with scholarships and mentoring programs.

“I’ve seen a lot of and experienced a lot of things these kids are struggling with in high school,” she explained, adding the position would Linda Lees allow her to Dwyer help these students further their education. In addition, Ortiz is a proponent of offering programs like arts, music and sports to students. Loy, an Aragon graduate and parent, has been quite active volunteering within the district. He’s served on the Aragon PTO for four years, currently as president. Loy is the chair of the Measure M Citizen Oversight Committee, charged with overseeing voter-approved bond money, and serves on the district

committee to identify surplus property. Loy said the run is simply about passion. He is a proponent of art programs and vocaMarc Friedman tional education options for students and wants to further public outreach. Loy believes a trustee should be approachable but also in attendance of various school events. Friedman, Burlingame Elementary School District trustee, is also running. His youngest daughter is starting high school in the fall, one of Friedman’s inspirations to run for the high school district position. In addition, Friedman said he has something to contribute to the district. “Some of the incumbents, not

necessarily all, have been there through some poor management issues,” he said, specifically about finances and communication with other districts, cities, Mike Loy community groups and parents. Friedman feels his experience in the Burlingame Elementary School District can be utilized to better these somewhat strained situation in the high school district. Things are not all bad, Friedman was quick to point out. There are good relationships with the teachers and a variety of educational programs offered to students, he said, hoping these could be expanded but only after finances are put in order.

See RACE, Page 23

Police reports
Bad idea
A police officer was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head by two people who left the scene on the first block of Rollins Road before 1:40 p.m. Thursday, July 23 in Millbrae.

Disturbance. Someone was walking down a street and was hit by a potato thrown from a black car with no plates. Occurred on Anita Drive before 8:09 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

Person causing a disturbance. A woman wearing a blue jeans skirt with white shirt is standing on the sidewalk yelling on the 1100 block of Broadway before 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. Vandalism. A woman’s house was egged on the 500 block of Bayswater Avenue before 7:52 a.m. Friday, July 24. Tamper with vehicle. Someone messed with a man’s gas tank as the lid was found open on the 100 block of Victoria Road before 10:39 p.m. Thursday, July 23. Stolen auto. A 1996 green Jeep Cherokee was stolen on the 2100 block of Trousdale Drive before 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 23. Theft. The lock was broken on a washing machine and all of the change from the machine was taken on the 2000 block of Murchison Drive before 6:23 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. Stolen bicycle. A Neon green Cannondale 18 speed mountain bike was stolen on the 1100 block of El Camino Real Highway before 2:44 p.m. Sunday, July 5. Auto burglary. A silver Chevy Colbalt window was smashed and a pair of shoes taken on the 1100 block of Douglas Avenue before 11:31 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

Suspicious circumstances. A man reported that he and his friends were being followed by two men on a bike and scooter on Catamaran Street before 5:05 p.m. Monday, June 20. Vandalism. Graffiti was found in the bathroom at Catamaran Park on Catamaran before 9:51 a.m. Monday, June 22.

Petty theft. A laptop and passport was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 500 block of El Camino Real before 4:32 p.m. Friday, July 17. Petty theft. A saw was stolen from the back of a truck on the 300 block of Sycamore Street before 11:34 a.m. Wednesday, July 15. Burglary. A laptop, jacket, and GPS was stolen from a vehicle on the 1200 block of Industrial Road before 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Burglary. Someone broke into a vehicle and stole a GPS unit suctioned to the windshield on the 1400 block of Cedar Street before 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.

Stolen vehicle. A dark green 1997 Acura was taken on the 100 block of San Miguel Way before 6:54 a.m. Friday, July 17. Disturbance. A single person broke up a confrontation between 10 men in a pool area on the 3000 block of Los Prados Street before 9:36 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Theft. Someone’s bag was taken from a bench on the first block of E. Fourth Avenue before 1:58 p.m. Thursday, July 9.


Wednesday • July 29, 2009



will visit Belmont’s Twin Pines Senior and Community Center to share the Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) program. SAIF is a statewide outreach program under the California Department of Corporations. The primary purpose of SAIF is to alert and educate Californians over the age of 50 about investment and telemarketing fraud crimes and how to avoid being victimized by scam artists. The short video and program begins at 10 a.m. at the Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Tuesday, Aug.11. Reserve your space at the front desk or call (650) 595-7444. • The Redwood City Council unanimously denied an application for a massage parlor at 515 Woodside Road after owners declined to abide by new changes required by the city after residents voiced concern about traffic and parking. The council on Monday night upheld the appeal of the city zoning administrator’s approval of the use permit. Bronitsky, Shikha Bakshi Hamiliton and Wing Yu are all running for the two open seats. Burlingame Planning Commissioner Michael Brownrigg picked up a candidate binder to run for City Council Monday. Burlingame-based insurance agent Kevin Osborne previously picked up a binder. All three incumbents — Mayor Ann Keighran, Vice Mayor Cathy Baylock and Councilwoman Rosalie O’Mahony — previously pulled papers. No one has filed papers as of yet.

Wednesday • July 29, 2009


City government
• Chesapeake Drive at Seaport Boulevard in Redwood City will be temporarily closed/detoured for Union Pacific Railroad track improvements 24 hours a day on either Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9 or Aug. 15 and 16. The exact dates have not yet been determined. The detour will send traffic from Seaport Boulevard to an access road approximately 500 feet south of Chesapeake Drive, through a parking lot and onto Galveston Drive or Penobscot Drive. Any questions about the closure and detour should be directed to the Redwood City Public Works Service Department at 780-7464. Questions about the track improvement project should be directed to the Union Pacific Railroad at 916-789-5957. • Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo

Ayres’jury leaned toward conviction

The day after a jury deadlocked in the molestation trial of former San Mateo child psychiatrist William Hamilton Ayres, the prosecution released details on the split which showed the majority leaned toward conviction. Ayres, 77, was charged with nine counts of lewd and lascivious activity and a special allegation of substantial sexual contact on six former patients when they were aged 9 to 13 between 1988 and 1996 Williams Ayres under the guise of medical exams. The jury could have also considered a lesser charge of battery had it acquitted on the felonies.

On Monday, the jury announced it was hopelessly deadlocked and Judge Beth Freeman declared a mistrial. Yesterday, the District Attorney’s Office said the jury split 11 to 1 in favor of guilt on six counts, 10 to 2 in favor of guilt on one count, and 7 to 5 in favor of guilt on two counts. Prosecutor Melissa McKowan has said a retrial decision is something that will be discussed by her office, taking into consideration the breakdown of the jury’s positions. The decision will be announced Aug. 28. Prosecutors have long held there are dozens of victims but the majority of claims are too old to be charged. Police arrested Ayres in April 2007 after a search warrant of his storage locker turned up medical files used to identify potential victims. Ayres remains free from custody on $75,000 bail.

Foster City Mayor John Kiramis is endorsing Herb Perez to fill his council seat. Kiramis is not running for re-election this year. Perez is an Olympic gold medalist in tae kwon do and runs the Gold Medal Martial Arts facility at 969B Edgewater Blvd. Councilwoman Pam Frisella is up for re-election this year and Charles

Andy Klein, San Carlos General Plan Advisory Committee chair, filed his signatures to run for San Carlos City Council, making him the first. The signatures are now being validated by the county. Candidacy papers have also been pulled by Mayor Bob Grassilli, Councilman Matt Grocott and Realtor Bob Bredel for three seats. On April 6, Kelly allegedly called the police department throughout the day, offering threats to officers and promises of bringing a bomb to the facility. After a 16-minute call to dispatchers, police arrested him at his home on the 700 block of Linden Avenue. Kelly had no weapons or bomb and gave a bizarre statement about being harassed by police, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Kelly remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Time served for dad who left son to drink
By Michelle Durand

Local Brief
Alleged cop threatener begins trial
A South San Francisco man with mental issues who authorities say threatened to kill police officer and blow up the city’s police department began trial. Gerardo Emilio Kelly, 57, has pleaded not guilty to threat charges.

The father who prosecutors say left his young children unattended in a squalid residence while he went drinking for several hours was sentenced yesterday to time served and ordered to attend a year of child abuse prevention classes. Abidan Eliel Garcia Vasquez, 22, received credit for 183 days against his 180-day jail term, effectively freeing him from custody. He’d been at the Maguire Correctional Facility in lieu of $125,000 bail since his arrest. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vasquez, of unincorporated Redwood City, March 28 after

responding to a call of a 3year-old boy wandering alone, shivering and wearing only shorts and a Tshirt. The child was tracked back to a nearby residence occupied by two families, including Vasquez, two other adults and three children besides Abidan his own. The deputies Vasquez reported the house being filled with cockroaches, rotting food, an open beer bottle on the floor and other debris.

See DAD, Page 23

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Wednesday • July 29, 2009



Nine years in prison for kidnapper
By Michelle Durand

Local Brief
Naked parolee to trial
A parolee who allegedly rang doorbells naked and led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed car and foot chase wearing nothing but a pair of shoes was ordered to stand trial on several felonies after a preliminary hearing on the evidence. Peter Allen Steele, 38, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent exposure, driving while under the influence, resisting Peter Steele arrest, trespassing, vandalism and fleeing a peace officer. He was held to answer on all counts. Deputies chased Steele July 11 after responding to two reports in Woodside and Portola Valley of a 6foot-7-inch, 250-pound naked man ringing a doorbell. Deputies chased his car onto Interstate 280 where it struck the side of the road at Sand Hill Road. He drove on the rims until the car stopped, then jumped out naked, aside from his shoes, and ran into a nearby home’s open garage. He went through the residence and to the back where deputies used a Taser and a bean bag gun to end the chase, according to the District Attorney’s Office. The man, identified as Steele, was taken to the hospital were he was reportedly masturbated on a gurney. A search of his car turned up a sex toy, according to the DA’s Office. Steele is on parole for felony assault out of San Francisco and has prior felony convictions for stalking, making threats and evading police. He is in custody in lieu of $60K bail.

One of two men accused of holding a store owner at gunpoint for 18 hours in 2007 while demanding ransom from his family was sentenced yesterday to nine years in prison for felony kidnapping. Saul Davila, 23, faced up to 12 years in prison when he accepted the negotiated deal in which he pleaded no contest to kidnapping, admitted personally using a firearm

and agreed to testify against his accomplice, Arnulfo Barajas Loza. Instead, he received the minimum allowed under the deal with credit for 967 days against the term. Loza, 43, also opted for a plea deal which left Davila not having to take the stand. Authorities believe the two men plus a third unidentified suspect followed the victim to his Redwood City home on April 7, 2007 — Loza’s 41st birthday — and held him at knife and gunpoint while demanding all the money he could

gather from four stores he owns. The man was reported missing the next day by family who realized he never made it home. Later, employees at one of the man’s stores in San Jose received a call from the victim and his kidnappers. The man told his employee that all the money from his four food stores was to be delivered to an unidentified location as ransom for the man’s release. The police set up a sting to deliver the money but one suspect reportedly fled when he saw the officers. The victim was freed

later that day in San Jose but the suspects still reportedly demanded the money. After a second sting delivered $23,000 to Davila, police followed him to Fremont where he and Loza were arrested two days later. The third suspect escaped. On Feb. 6, Davila changed his plea. On April 21, Loza followed suit and was immediately sentenced to 16 years in prison with credit for 855 days. Both men had been in custody on no-bail status since their arrests.

Medical marijuana applications available

Applications to operate medical marijuana collectives in the county’s unincorporated areas under newlyestablished parameters became available yesterday. Applicants must get a business license from the county, provide details about the collective and its employees and demonstrate it complies with state guidelines as part of the 13-page application. The Sheriff’s Office and Department of Planning

and Building will review the applications and visit the proposed sites before making a recommendation to the county’s licensing board. After a license is granted, applicants can expect follow-up compliance inspections by the Sheriff’s Office. “We expect some applicants may find the application questionnaire is long and burdensome to complete. However, no one benefits from confusion over the regulations and we firmly believe legitimate collectives will embrace the regulatory framework ...,” said County Counsel

Mike Murphy. Currently operating collectives have 45 days to complete the application process. Those wanting to join a collective for medical purposes must first see a physician for an assessment and recommendation. If approved, they may apply for a medical marijuana card from the San Mateo County Health System. The Board of Supervisors in May unanimously passed a slate of regulations for medical marijuana dispen-

saries, including 21 provisions regulating the location, security, products allowed and a ban on advertising and sales of cultivated marijuana on site. Violations are misdemeanors. Prior to the vote, some balked at the prohibition of edibles — brownies, cookies or other products containing marijuana — because not all patients want to smoke. At the ordinance’s first introduction, Murphy said the regulations do not prevent users from ingesting the marijuana any way they see fit after they get it home.

Pot activists file ballot measure in state
By Marcus Wohlsen

SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland pot activists fresh off a victory at

local polls on the taxing of medical marijuana took their first official step Tuesday toward asking California voters to legalize pot. A proposed ballot measure filed

with the California attorney general’s office would allow adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of pot. Homeowners could grow marijuana for personal use on gar-

den plots up to 25 square feet. The measure’s main backer is Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur Richard Lee, who helped

See POT, Page 23


By J.W. Elphinstone

Wednesday • July 29, 2009


Medicare savings eyed

More good housing news
NEW YORK — There were fresh signs Tuesday that home prices in much of the country are stabilizing and the housing market is on the mend. Home prices in May posted their first monthly increase since the summer of 2006, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20city index. Prices rose from April in 13 of the cities tracked, notably Cleveland, Dallas and Boston. The news follows upbeat reports showing sales of newly built and existing homes rose in June for the third straight month. And new home construction, while still weak, is the best it’s been since the fall. The news: The 20-city home price index rose 0.5 percent from April to a reading of 139.8, but was still 17.1 percent below the reading of 168.6 in May a year ago. It was the fourth consecutive month the index indicated prices have turned the corner and are heading back toward positive territory. The 20-city index has lost more than 32 percent since its peak reading of 206.52 three years ago. That means home prices are back to mid2003 levels. The report: The Case-Shiller index measures home price increases and decreases relative to prices in January 2000. The base reading is 100; so a reading of 150 would mean that home prices increased 50 percent since the beginning of the index. What it shows: The index tracks repeat sales of a designated group of homes in each city. By measuring the sales price of the same properties over time, the index prevents the data from being skewed by a change in the types of homes sold. Sales between related parties, such as family members, are excluded because they may not reflect true market values.

A bipartisan group of senators agreed tentatively Tuesday on a plan to squeeze an additional $35 billion out of Medicare over the next decade and larger sums in the years beyond, according to congressional officials, a step toward fulfilling President Barack Obama’s goal of curbing the growth of health care spending. Under the plan, an independent commission would be empowered to recommend changes in Medicare annually, to take effect automatically unless Congress enacted an alternative. In addition to saving money, the proposal is aimed at turning the program for those age 65 and over into one that more clearly rewards quality, officials said. The commission would be required to recommend $35 billion in savings over a decade from Medicare. There was no immediate estimate on the

longer-term effects of the provision, the topic of exhaustive discussion among three Democrats and three Republicans groping for a compromise on legislation atop the administration’s domestic agenda. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss details of the private talks. The negotiations occurred as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel spent much of his day in the Capitol attempting to untangle a dispute that has stalled a companion bill in the House. Progress has been blocked by a group of conservative-to-moderate Democrats seeking to exempt additional businesses from a requirement to offer insurance under the bill, and to alter the rules governing a government insurance option, among other changes. “The legislative process is about give and take,” Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a

leader of the Democratic critics, said during a break in the talks. “There could be a breakthrough in the next few hours and then again there may not be.” There was no breakthrough, and the talks ended around 9:30 p.m. EDT with no agreement except to meet again Wednesday. The White House and Democratic leaders originally set deadlines of votes in the House and Senate on health care legislation before lawmakers leave the Capitol for a monthlong summer vacation. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to publicly abandon that timetable for the House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did so last week, and it appears the earliest either house can vote is in September. Obama is seeking legislation to extend health insurance to millions who lack it, at the same time he has asked lawmakers to slow the growth in the skyrocketing cost of medical care overall.

Bay Area Briefs
Former lab employee arrested for destroying lab samples
A former employee of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was arrested Monday for allegedly destroying $500,000 worth of protein crystal samples at the lab, the FBI announced today. Silvya Oommachen, 32, is accused of removing 42 cassettes, each containing 96 separate crystal samples, from cryogenic containers and placing them on a lab table, according to a complaint filed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Quick. Left at room temperature, the crystal samples, sent from scientists or technicians to be examined at SLAC, were ruined, SLAC spokesman Robert Brown said. Oommachen had worked at the Joint Center for Structural Genomics laboratory at SLAC until earlier this month when her employment was terminated because she hadn’t shown up for work since June 17, FBI spokeswoman Patti Hansen said.

MTC officials say a new online tool is available for those who want to learn more about projects and programs identified in Appendix 1 of the plan. The tool can be found at

Survey: Drivers fear other motorists’ texting habits
A new AAA study finds that U.S. motorists believe driving while texting is nearly as dangerous as driving while drunk. California law prohibits using mobile devices to text message or e-mail while driving. Drivers over 18 are allowed to talk on the phone while driving, but only if they use a handsfree device. A recent survey of 2,500 U.S. residents ages 16 and older by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 90 percent of those surveyed believe drunken driving poses a very serious threat to their safety; 87 percent said text messaging or e-mailing while driving is just as dangerous. However, more than two-thirds of survey respondents admitted to talking on a cell phone, hands-free or otherwise, while driving in the past month, and 21 percent said they have read or sent a text message or e-mail while driving, according to AAA.

Bay Area transportation plan now available
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s newly released Transportation 2035 Plan for the Bay Area is now available for viewing online, along with other companion technical reports. MTC officials say the plan, which is called “Change in Motion,” is a 25-year vision for a regional transportation system that bolsters the region’s economy, safeguards its environment and ensures equitable transportation access for all residents while taking into account the changing environment. The 142-page document was developed over two years, with thousands of Bay Area residents providing input, and was adopted by the MTC on April 22.

Bay Area woman confirmed as U.S. treasurer
An East Bay resident who has held economic development posts in Oakland, Fremont, San Leandro and Union City has been confirmed as the next U.S. Treasurer. Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Friday to hold a position that dates back to Revolutionary War times. Rios’ signature, along with that of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, must appear on paper currency to make the bills legal tender, according to the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.


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The near-unanimous Republican vote against Sotomayor on the Judiciary panel reflected the choice many GOP conservatives have made to side with their core supporters and oppose a judge they charge will bring liberal bias and racial and gender prejudices to her decisions. Others in the party, however, are concerned that doing so could hurt their efforts to broaden their base, and particularly alienate Hispanic voters, a fast-growing segment of the electorate. Hispanic and civil rights groups hailed the Judiciary Committee’s action as a turning point in the march toward embracing diversity and racial equality in the United States. stamps in May, and cuts in staff. “There are serious and significant structural financial challenges currently facing the Postal Service,” the GAO said. The report called on the Postal Service to work with Congress and other organizations to develop and implement a restructuring plan. The Mailers Council, which represents businesses and organizations that mail large volumes of material, supported GAO’s action.

“These officers will go to where they are needed most,” Holder said. The high demand for aid — from more than 7,000 agencies — is indicative of the tough economic times they are facing, the attorney general said. That was little comfort to those who didn’t get COPS money, like New York, Pittsburgh, Houston, Seattle and Phoenix. Those cities were among the roughly 6,000 applications rejected. For every $1 to be delivered, another $7 in requests will go unanswered under the stimulus package grant program. Biden called paying cops’ salaries “a moral obligation,” and said cities left out of funding now will get other money from a different federal grant program. New York City had asked for almost $650 million from the COPS program. It got zero. Local lawmakers of both parties called the decision a disgrace and an outrage. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, said the federal government has a “perverse” inclination to send money to failing programs, instead of ones that work.

National Briefs
Judiciary Committee OKs Sotomayor for high court
WASHINGTON — Pushing toward a historic Supreme Court confirmation vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice, over nearly solid Republican opposition. The panel’s 13-6 vote for Sotomayor masked deep political divisions within GOP ranks about confirming President Barack Obama’s first high court nominee. Just one Republican, Sen. Lindsey Sonia Graham of South Carolina, Sotomayor joined Democrats to support her, although four others have said they’ll vote for Sotomayor when her nomination comes before the full Senate next week — and that number is expected to grow.

Police aid a ‘blessing’ for those who get it
PHILADELPHIA — A $1 billion stimulus program to keep cops on the streets was praised Tuesday as a heavenly blessing in places like tiny Anguilla, Miss. — while New York City and other places that got nothing cursed their luck. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder said the money from the Community Oriented Policing Services program, called COPS, was sent to places with the highest crime rates and the biggest budgetary problems.

Serious changes needed at USPS
WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday added the Postal Service to its list of high-risk federal agencies in need of change. The post office has been struggling with a sharp decline in mail volume as people and businesses switch to e-mail both for personal contact and bill paying. The agency is facing a nearly $7 billion potential loss this fiscal year despite a 2-cent increase in the price of


And e-mail was supposed to make life easier?
you slow down to a stall speed, it feels like a recession.” Tiffany’s likes to show me jewelry and the Monterey Plaza Hotel — because I stayed there for my engagement weekend — wants me to know I can stay there inexpensively in offpeak times and during the week only, of course. The White House recently began sending me e-mails and I now know what Ron Dellums — rather Ron Dellums’ office — is doing at least once a day. Gavin Newsom and Tom Campbell want to keep me in the loop and there are all sorts of remote software solutions coming from Goeppingen, Germany. wants me to know about the latest toilet flapper that can save more than 6,000 gallons of wasted water flow in one day. BMX Legend Jamie Bestwick is the grand prize winner in Maxell’s “Crush the Creeps” Contest. Cool, I guess. I can get 78 percent off Viagra over the Internet. More than one thousand nurses, doctors, seniors, and healthcare advocates July 30 will present “birthday cakes” to members of Congress to mark the birthday of Medicare and to toast the success of a “uniquely American” healthcare solution. “PhantomALERT” can let you know when there is a red light camera ahead with a safe and legal “beep.” The Daily Journal can participate in a new “Bride Guide” to take advantage of the latest viral YouTube wedding video. There is a men’s image training program for image consultants, stylists and personal shoppers set for September in San Jose. Is someone trying to tell me something? The California Nurses Association is, surprise, protesting something. Did I mention that Sears is back selling toys? Delete, delete, delete, delete. The Center for Biological Diversity wants to get out information on their efforts to protect America’s roadless areas. There are 50 events to be held later this week to honor Dr. Milton Friedman. Teens are gathering at the United Nations to discuss ways to conquer poverty. Very nice. Realtors all around the country want me to know the market is turning for the better so, “watch out!” The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has proposed $37,300 in fines against an international business which operates an industrial facility in West Oakland. Redwood City is resurfacing some roads and planning a

Wednesday • July 29, 2009


Escaping the avalanche
he e-mails come hot and heavy like a Lincecum fastball at all hours of the day. The pace slows between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and on the weekends, but still — the early morning is chock full of inquiries to and Some are tendrils of humanity with local stories that deserve investigation — those I look forward to. Others, however, not so much. The Daily Journal is listed in national books of media publications that believe we just might, just perhaps maybe might be interested in a variety of topics. Or at least that’s how they sell it to people who purchase their services. And so they come. The Shooting Wire, the Christian Wire and the Tactical Wire — which seems to tout the value of weapons accessories — “Dominate the darkness” with mRDS mini red dot sights, waterproof to 66 feet and a limited lifetime warranty. Local angle? I think not. Then there is Dotty who wants to tell me how to work from home, and curiously I have found a way to send myself e-mails with information on how to make myself less pharmaceutically challenged. Troy wants me to know the value of either working or living in Vegas — “We have for many years been the fastest-growing state, so when

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Show respect for other baseball programs
By Matt Gallegos

n response to Emanuel Lee’s column “A New Era at Serra?” in the July 10 edition of the Daily Journal: What happened to the class baseball program that legendary Pete Jensen and the other legendary coaches before him taught to their former players to not speak out against other baseball programs like Sacred Heart (Cathedral), San Francisco State, Burlingame and that winning a lower division CCS championship is not equal to Division I? I hope Tim McKercher (quoted in the column) does not speak for the entire Serra alumni baseball program, especially when comparing Candidate A and Candidate B coaching and playing backgrounds. I also do not take kindly to McKercher’s statements with regards to trashing other baseball


programs. I played for two of those programs and I also coached against Burlingame in a Division II CCS Championship in 1998. What does he mean by Candidate A is a Padre and Candidate B attended Sacred Heart in San Francisco? What is McKercher’s point? The last time I checked, the WCAL is a brotherhood and we want our WCAL teams to win at all levels because it represents our league. As a Sacred Heart alumnus, I enjoy watching all WCAL teams compete against each other and I have always have had great respect for Serra baseball. Where is your respect? As for Burlingame’s baseball program, I personally think they have a good program, good athletes and they have been competitive year in and year out. They should be proud of what they have accomplished in recent years. As for San Francisco State, what credentials does McKercher have to

say that they are a little bit better than a high school program? How about telling that to former SFSU head coach Orrin Freeman, now the Major League scout and special assistant to the general manager for the Florida Marlins that sports two World Series rings? How about telling that to John Goelz, current head coach at Sonoma State, that has several league and regional championships to his resume? So, I guess what McKercher is saying is that San Francisco State is as good as the Serra’s baseball program because it is not your typical high school program right? Or, San Francisco State is a little bit better than Serra’s baseball program, but not as good as a junior college program? In a nutshell, the alumni at Serra have a right to be upset and question the selection committee and administration with their choice for the head baseball coach, but stay

between the lines and show some class and respect for other baseball programs who work hard and don’t have what you have. You guys don’t know how lucky you have it! Serra has had great coaches, great players, great facilities, great youth programs and a geographical area to draw players like no other school. Thank your lucky stars that you aren’t in Sacred Heart’s shoes that have to compete in the WCAL with no field to call home, weak youth programs in the city, and have to fight St. Ignatius and Riordan for the best baseball players in the city.
Matt Gallegos is a 1978 Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory graduate, a 1981 San Francisco State graduate and was the head baseball coach at Sacred Heart from 1994 to 1998. He lives in San Mateo.

Letter to the editor
Legislators need to save money,not spend
Editor, I am sure Assemblyman Ira Ruskin’s guest perspective is most sincere (“A report on the state budget” in the July 16 edition of the Daily Journal). The problem is that his mindset is to spend money and then tax to cover said spending. The new crop of legislators elected in the last election went to Sacramento not with ideas as how to save money but ideas as to how to spend even more money! Well, there is no more money to spend! There is a report that Californians who can are leaving this state at a rate of 1,000 people a day. Can this be because of the free-spending Legislature? Proposition 13 came into being because the California Legislature were spending and taxing people out of their homes. It was reported that two years after Proposition 13 came into being the Legislature had an increase of revenue of 300 percent via “fees.” What happened to that money? San Francisco used to have free medical care for all in need and the politicians usurped that. Consequently, numerous fraternal orders lost membership and numerous and various charities disappeared and our health care is in trouble. Public service salaries and retirement benefits ridiculously ballooned compared to the private sector. Ruskin states he took a 10 percent salary cut. I consider that noble. However, it is not noble enough especially when the Legislature can and will not give us a balanced budget. I would like to see the Legislature cut their salary by 30 percent and eliminate many of their perks. I would also like to see immediate pensions eliminated and held to their 65th year. One cannot close universities or parks but one can review their structure and make needed cuts. The UC Berkeley president should not be paid almost $1 million. Concerning schools, we would have enough money if we would cut the waste, duplication and redundancy — easily done by having only one district per county throughout California. Ruskin closed with a remark by James Madison, “....that government by two thirds would mean the rule of the minority.” James Madison also stated, “Taxes are a form of slavery.” I challenge Ruskin to put forth a bill that every legislator not receive any salary after July 1 unless we have a balanced budget.

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Stocks flat on mixed news
Dow 9,096.72 Nasdaq 1,975.51 S&P 500 979.62
-11.79 +7.62 -2.56

10-Yr Bond 3.6880% -0.0250 Oil (per barrel) 67.23 Gold 941.70

By Tim Paradis

NEW YORK — An economic reality check is cooling the stock market’s rally. Stocks ended little changed Tuesday as a key barometer of consumer confidence and a handful of disappointing earnings reports reminded investors that an economic recovery this year is far from assured. The Dow slipped 12 points, while the Nasdaq composite index posted a small gain. Trading was more erratic Tuesday than the past two days, however in all three days the major market indexes closed with only modest changes. Investors remain cautious but still aren’t willing to give up on a rally that has propelled stocks up 11 percent in little more than two weeks. Investors were uneasy after the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index fell more than expected, fanning worries that bleak expectations among consumers and rising unemployment would hamper the economy’s ability to rebound from the longest recession since World War II. Meanwhile, corporate earnings reports, which beat relatively meager expectations earlier this month, were

more disappointing and showed that many consumers remain unwilling or unable to spend. Office Depot Inc. and handbag maker Coach Inc. both had trouble drawing in customers during the second quarter. If consumers don’t step up spending, companies will find it hard to boost revenue. The recent string of stronger corporate profits have come from deep cost-cutting, which can only be used to lift earnings for so long. Companies need to start showing they’re bringing in more sales and revenue. The third upbeat reading on the housing market since last week and dealmaking in the technology industry helped temper the market’s disappointment. Even without the latest worries about consumers, analysts have been anticipating some pause in buying after this month’s surge, which restarted a massive rally that began in March. The advance fizzled in mid-June on lackluster economic reports. John Merrill, chief investment officer of Tanglewood Wealth Management in Houston, said some institutional investors are being forced to pour money into stocks to try to keep pace with a 44.8 percent rally in the S&P 500 index since March 9.

“That kind of gives a nice give-andtake with nobody motivated to strongly sell and nobody motivated to strongly buy,” he said. The Dow finished down 11.79, or 0.1 percent, to 9,096.72 after being down as much as 101 points. It was the blue chips’ first loss in four days and only the fifth down day of the month. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.56, or 0.3 percent, to 979.62. The Nasdaq composite index rose 7.62, or 0.4 percent, to 1,975.51 after several technology companies announced acquisitions. Falling stocks narrowly outpaced those that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.2 billion shares, compared with 1 billion Monday. Bond prices were mixed after a Treasury Department auction of twoyear notes generated lackluster demand. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 3.69 percent from 3.73 percent. Investors are anxious about government debt auctions because weak demand could force Washington to entice buyers with higher interest rates. That could hurt an economic rebound by increasing borrowing costs for consumers.

Dozens charged in fraud schemes

Business Digest
Government considers limits on energy trading
WASHINGTON — With consumers hit by oil price swings, federal regulators may be moving toward imposing limits on speculative energy trading, which some blame for price volatility. The head of the U.S. agency weighing new curbs on Tuesday faulted “excessive” speculation but also underscored the role of financial investors in helping set fair prices that can benefit consumers. Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said his agency must “seriously consider” imposing stringent limits on speculative trading of energy futures contracts, a move that would mark a major shift for the government.

MIAMI — Federal prosecutors say 41 people have been charged in the latest round of South Florida mortgage fraud schemes. The charges stem from six separate cases involving about $41 million in fraudulent mortgages. Some cases involve fraud at nearly every level of the transaction, from purchasers to lenders to title companies. Acting Miami U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sloman says an antifraud initiative in South Florida has resulted in charges against 218 people since 2007. The total fraud was pegged at more than $268 million.

IBM scoops up software maker SPSS in $1.2B deal
SAN FRANCISCO — IBM Corp. is bulking up its most profitable division with a $1.2 billion acquisition of business software provider SPSS Inc., a deal that also reflects the power of wealthy technology companies to throw their money around despite the recession. The all-cash deal announced Tuesday represents a 42 percent premium over Chicago-based SPSS’s closing price of $35.09 on Monday. SPSS’s technology is used to comb through stockpiles of data to predict things such as how a customer will respond to a particular sales pitch, or where hot spots for crime are and where police should be deployed. The company claims its customers include agencies in all U.S. state governments, top U.S. universities and consumer goods, pharmaceutical and market-research companies.

Sprint focuses on prepaid with Virgin Mobile deal
NEW YORK — Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc. The acquisition announced Tuesday calls for Sprint to pay $5.50 in stock for each Virgin Mobile share. Sprint already owned 13.1 percent of Virgin Mobile, which uses Sprint’s network to offer service. The offer comes at a 31 percent premium to Virgin Mobile’s closing share price Monday of $4.21. The shares closed up $1.07, or 25.4 percent, to $5.28 Tuesday. Like other prepaid vendors, Virgin Mobile primarily targets customers who lack the credit or income to sign long-term contracts or simply want a bargain over contract-based plans. It has 5.2 million subscribers who pay an average of $20 per month. Sprint has 49.1 million subscribers, including those using the network through wholesalers like Virgin Mobile.

Viacom: Ad outlook good despite 2Q drop in profits
NEW YORK — Viacom Inc. struck a hopeful note on advertising for the rest of the year even as the media conglomerate controlled by Sumner Redstone saw second-quarter profit plunge on weak ad markets, video game sales and box-office returns. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said the company, which owns the BET and MTV cable TV networks, was “very pleased” with the nearly completed bidding in the so-called “upfronts,” in which media buyers bid on commercial time ahead of the coming TV season.



Wednesday • July 29, 2009


Americans gloomy on economy
By Anne D’Innocenzio

NEW YORK — Americans are looking past the stock market surge and signs of a stabilizing economy and focusing on something more personal — job worries. Consumer confidence fell this month, the Conference Board said Tuesday, presenting a big obstacle for already hammered stores as they head into the critical back-to-school shopping season. The confidence index fell to 46.6, down from 49.3 in June and weaker than what economists were expecting. It takes a reading above 90 to signal Americans believe the economy is on solid footing. The second straight month of declining confidence followed an upbeat report offering more evidence that the real estate market is showing signs of life. According to a widely watched index, home prices in May posted their first monthly increase since the summer of 2006. But vanishing job security and reduced work hours continue to

… Consumer spending accounts for more than 70 percent of economic activity. Confidence had been rebounding since March after reaching historic lows.But since June,harsh economic realities are catching up with shoppers again.
plague shoppers, who are relying more on their paychecks as two previous sources of money — credit cards and home equity loans — have shrunk. When the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report next week, economists expect it to show unemployment climbed to 9.7 percent in July, up from 9.5 percent in June and within shouting distance of its post-World War II high. And the job cuts keep coming. Just Monday, Verizon Communications Inc. announced plans to slash more than 8,000 employee and contractor jobs before the end of the year. Irma Sanches of Milwaukee was once a big spender. But now the 25year-old single mother is having trouble finding a job that offers her flexibility to take care of her infant daughter. She was looking at toys at TJ Maxx on Tuesday but trying not to spend money. “I’m a shopper, and right now I’m restricted to what I need,” said Sanches. Americans’ lack of confidence presents a big hurdle for retailers because consumer spending accounts for more than 70 percent of economic activity. Confidence had been rebounding since March after reaching historic lows. But since June, harsh economic realities are catching up with shoppers again. “Even though we have seen an improvement in economic indicators, there hasn’t been any meaningful improvement in household finances,” said Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo. “Consumers are not in the position to step up their spending in a major way. This doesn’t bode well for the back-to-school season.” Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, said recent surveys have picked up growing skepticism among Americans about the government stimulus plan, hurting confidence. Both components of the Conference Board’s consumer confidence gauge — one that measures shoppers’ current assessment of the economy and another that measures shoppers’ outlook over the next six months — further declined from last month. The consumer confidence survey was sent to 5,000 households and had a cutoff date for responses of July 21. The encouraging news is that the housing market, while far from healthy, is showing some signs of stabilizing. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major cities rose slightly in April but is still well below levels of a year ago. Thirteen cities showed monthly

increases, with the best results in Cleveland, Dallas and Boston. On Monday, the government said new home sales increased last month at the fastest pace in more than eight years as buyers took advantage of bargain prices. But economists believe an improving job picture, not housing, is the vital factor in boosting confidence and getting people spending again. Jen Ferguson of Milwaukee feels fairly secure in her job as a city planner, but she’ll watch closely as budget talks get under way this fall. She recently bought a condo and said she’s had to watch her spending habits. “It’s not a total stop, but I’m waiting to know if I have the money before I spend it,” she said. Vitner said he doesn’t believe that the job market will begin to bottom out until mid-2010 and doesn’t expect confidence to return to healthy levels until 2011 or 2012. “We are going to have a slow and frustrating climb out of this recession,” he said.

Song swapper doing ‘what kids do’
By Eric Tucker

BOSTON — A Boston University graduate student was “a kid who did what kids do” when he swapped songs through file-sharing networks like Kazaa, his lawyer said Tuesday as his copyright-infringement trial began. In only the second music-downloading case against an individual to go to trial, the major recording labels accuse Joel Tenenbaum, 25, of Providence, R.I., of downloading and distributing songs from bands such as Green Day and Aerosmith. The case centers on 30 shared songs, though the recording companies say he distributed many more than that. Last month, a federal jury ruled a Minnesota woman must pay $1.92 million for copyright infringement. The industry has typically offering to settle cases for about $5,000, though it has said that it stopped filing such lawsuits last August and is instead working with Internet service providers to fight the worst offenders. Cases already filed, however, are proceeding to trial. Charles Nesson, the Harvard Law

School professor representing Tenenbaum, said his client — a graduate student in physics — started downloading music as a teenager, taking advantage of file-sharing networks that make it possible for computer users to share digital files with a network of strangers. “He was a kid who did what kids do and loved technology and loved music,” Nesson said in opening statements. Nesson said the recording companies enjoyed decades of success but were slow to adapt to the advancements of the Internet. “The Internet was not Joel’s fault,” Nesson said. “The Internet sweeps in like the way the automobile swept into the buggy industry.” But Tim Reynolds, one of the lawyers representing the recording industry, said song-swappers like Tenenbaum take a significant toll on the recording industry’s revenues and on backup singers, sound engineers and other people who make a living in music. Reynolds said Tenenbaum used a computer in his parents’ house in Providence and then at Goucher College in Baltimore, where he was a student, to download and distrib-

ute digital files. He was flagged in August 2004 by MediaSentry, a private investigation company that was used by the recording industry to identify illegal song distribution. Reynolds said that Tenenbaum continued distributing songs even after he had been confronted about it and that the defendant blamed his sister, friends and a foster child who had lived at the house. “This defendant knew what he was doing was wrong at each step of the way,” Reynolds said. Under federal law, the recording companies are entitled to $750 to $30,000 per infringement but the law allows the jury to raise that to as much as $150,000 per track if it finds the infringements were willful. In the Minnesota case, the jury ruled Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs and awarded damages of $80,000 per song. Nesson urged the jury to “find the minimum number of infringements” by Tenenbaum, if any at all. The recording companies involved in the case are subsidiaries of Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Corp.

Frugal parents tossing disposable training pants
By Betsy Vereckey

The recession is making life a little messier for some toddlers and their parents. Disposable training pants, long viewed as a staple in potty training children, are becoming dispensable as some parents choose value over convenience in the recession. These days, an accident here and there has become an acceptable tradeoff for saving some $30 to $100 a month. And many parents say that doing away with the crutch has had an added benefit: surprisingly quick toilet training. Parents embraced disposable training pants when they hit the market 20 years ago because they made life easier, preventing messy accidents as children transitioned from diapers to underwear. The training pants contain absorbent material just like diapers, but are elasticized and can be pulled up and down like underwear. Now rising unemployment, stagnant wages and sharp drops in both housing

and stock markets have caused consumers to redefine what’s essential. As they’ve pored over their expenses, sales data suggest more parents are finding it’s one product they’re willing to try doing without. Darcy Forsell had spent so much on diapers in her daughter’s early years — at least $1,500 by her estimate — that when the time came for 3-year-old Liz to potty-train, Forsell decided to skip the training pants. “It didn’t seem like a good investment in terms of time and money,” Forsell said. Industrywide, sales of disposable training pants declined 3.2 percent to $731.2 million for the 52 weeks ending June 13 and the number of training pants sold is down 10 percent, according to data from The Nielsen Co. That’s despite the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, U.S. births rose 3 percent in 2006 and 1 percent in 2007. The decline in an industry that had grown steadily for 20 years raises questions about whether the trend will continue when the economy recovers.


Wednesday • July 29, 2009


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

• A’s mash in Beantown, page 14 << Bad news for Johnson, page 14

No silver lining
Biedermann relegates Phelps to second place
By Paul Newberry

Rivals trade barbs

ROME — Michael Phelps sure looked out of place. After bending over to accept a medal he wanted no part of, then listening to another swimmer’s national anthem, Phelps tried to make his getaway. Not so fast — there were still pictures to take. So he straggled back to the top step of the awards stand, the place he knows so well. This time, it was already occupied. Phelps stood off to the side while Paul Biedermann was the center of attention and photographers snapped away. The unheralded German pulled off one of swimming’s greatest upsets when he beat Phelps in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships Tuesday, also snatching his world record. But no one thought this was a fair fight. In yet another twist to the never-ending saga over high-tech swimsuits, Biedermann acknowledged that his polyurethane version gave him an edge over Phelps, who stuck with his once-revolutionary LZR Racer. Phelps’ coach even threatened to pull his star from future international meets unless the governing body acts with more urgency to get rid of suits that have rendered the record book obsolete. “The suits make a difference,” Biedermann said. “I hope there will be a time when I can beat Michael Phelps without these suits. I hope next year. I hope it’s really soon.” Phelps can’t wait.


Above: Michael Phelps looks on as Paul Biedermann celebrates his win in the 200 freestyle at the World Championships. Right: Phelps is disappointed with a second-place finish in the 200 free.
“It’s going to be fun next year,” he said, “when swimming is back to swimming.” Phelps took his first major individual loss in four years, doled out by a swimmer barely known outside his country until he got to Rome. In the space of three days, the 22-yearold German wiped Ian Thorpe’s name out of the record book in the 400 free, then he took down the winningest Olympian with a time of 1 minute, 42.00 seconds, nearly a second faster than Phelps’ 1:42.96 at Beijing. “Biedermann just took off,” Phelps said. “He took it to a new level in that race.”

But how much was the man? How much was the suit? Biedermann wore an Arena XGlide, which has taken its place alongside the Jaked suit as the fastest thing on water. Yes, even faster than Speedo’s once-heralded suit, which battered the record book in 2008 but was surpassed by attire that’s even more buoyant, allowing

the swimmer to glide along the top of the water with less resistance. Shortly before the race, FINA confirmed that a ban on bodysuits will go into effect next year, making this the last major competition where such suits are allowed. It will take effect by May 2010.

MADRID — Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong are sniping again after a fragile truce during the Tour de France. Contador, who secured his second Tour win on Sunday in Paris, said he had no admiration for the American as a person and tensions between the two had a negative effect on the Astana team. Armstrong, the seventime champion who finished third in his first Tour since 2005, responded that Contador should “drop this drivel.” “My relationship with Lance Armstrong is zero,” Contador said late Monday in his hometown of Pinto outside Madrid. “He’s a great rider and he did a great Tour. Another thing is on a personal level, where I have never admired him and never will.” Armstrong, who had criticized Contador as being inexperienced earlier this year, responded with his own salvo on Twitter. “Hey pistolero, there is no ’I’ in ’team’. what did I say in March? Lots to learn. Restated,” Armstrong wrote. The “pistolero” remark stems from Contador’s habit of celebrating victories by shooting an imaginary pistol. “Seeing these comments from AC (Alberto Contador). If I were him I’d drop this drivel and start thanking his team. w/o them, he doesn’t win,” Armstrong added. “A champion is also measured on how much he

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breezes, Serena Favre calls it quits — Venus struggles in singles play presumably,for good
By Janie McCauley

Bank of West Classic

By Jon Krawczynski

MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre has handed the Minnesota Vikings one more loss. The 39-year-old Favre called Vikings coach Brad Childress on Tuesday to tell the coach he won’t be coming out of retirement to play for Minnesota. “It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” Favre told ESPN. “I didn’t feel like physically I could play at a level that was acceptable. I would like to thank everyone, including the Packers, Jets and Vikings — but, most importantly, the fans.” The decision, which was first reported by the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, is a stunner for the Vikings after they openly courted Favre all summer. Adding him would have been viewed by many as the final piece for a team that already has star running back Adrian Peterson and a stingy veteran defense that returns nearly intact from last year’s NFC North title season. “It was a rare and unique opportunity to

consider adding not only a future Hall of Fame quarterback but one that is very familiar with our system and division,” Childress said in a prepared statement. “That does not detract from the team that we have.” Last year, Favre tearfulBrett Favre ly retired from the Green Bay Packers after 17 seasons in the NFL and three MVP awards — then made an about-face and was traded to the New York Jets. He retired again, had surgery in May to alleviate a torn biceps tendon and then flirted with the idea of coming back again with the Vikings, the Packers’ NFC North rival. “When I heard the news, I was probably as surprised and shocked as everybody else,” linebacker Ben Leber told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “The writing on the wall was as long as his arm was healthy he

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STANFORD — Serena Williams and big sister Venus know their newfound focus on doubles is sure to affect their energy in singles. They’re willing to make that sacrifice if it leads to more Grand Slam titles together. Neither top-seeded Serena nor second-seeded Venus showed off their best tennis Tuesday night, each still doing plenty right for straightset victories in their first-round singles matches at the Bank of the West Classic. Serena broke serve three times in the opening set but needed a second-set tiebreaker to beat gutsy Li Na of China 6-3, 7-6 (6) a couple of hours after Venus’ 6-2, 6-3 win over Stephanie Dubois of Canada in this $700,000 tournament at Stanford. Li trailed 6-2 in tiebreaker but came back to tie it at 6-6 before Serena finally capitalized on her seventh match point. “I was too anxious and ready to go home and was playing a tough player who never gives up,” Serena said. “Obviously I can play better. I think I hit five first serves in the whole match. I’m a little off. That’s fine. I’d rather be a little off now than later.”

The Williams sisters were back on court for their first competition since Serena beat Venus at Wimbledon. After some post-Wimbledon down time, it wasn’t always pretty. Serena overcame seven double faults and showed her frustration at times after leading 4-1 in the second set. She bounced her racket off the ground and caught it in the first. While Venus looked far from sharp during spurts as she missed shots long and sent others into the net, she pulled out enough of her top shots when it mattered. Same for Serena. Could it be another all-Williams final come Sunday? Venus has reached the finals in six of her seven previous appearances at the Bank of the West Classic. Serena is making only her second appearance at Stanford. She reached the semifinals in 2008, but injuries kept her from competing in other years when she had planned to participate. Ranked second in the world, Serena already has two Grand Slam wins this year at the

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Wednesday • July 29, 2009



Giants get well on Pirates

Giants Notebook
Injury derails Big Unit
At least Randy Johnson is able to maintain his sense of humor, even as his pitching future this season is in doubt. The San Francisco Giants’ left-hander learned Tuesday he has a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder and won’t be able to throw for at least three weeks. “Obviously the first thing I thought is that I won’t be able to do my instructional hitting video,” joked Johnson, who injured himself while batting during a 7-1 loss to Houston on July 5. “That will be on the back burner for a while.” So, too, will be Johnson’s bid to get back in the Giants’ rotation. The 303-game winner, who was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, won’t pitch again in a game until early September, if at all. Johnson is 8-6 with a 4.81 ERA with the Giants this season but hasn’t pitched since the loss to the Astros. After undergoing an MRI on Monday — Johnson’s second on the shoulder since originally injuring it — the Big Unit met with team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. Surgery was not discussed, according to Johnson, and he will continue to work out with the team while trying to strengthen the muscles in his shoulder. “There’s a lot of inflammation that’s cleared up,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. “If you really looked at all the pitchers it would show something, some tearing there. We’re going to give him three more weeks to let that heal up.” Johnson acknowledged this is foreign territory, with no shoulder problems in the past.

Giants 3, Pirates 2
The Giants pulled even with Colorado in the NL wild card race. Zito pitched well but wasn’t around for the decision. The left-hander, who lost to the Pirates on July 18, allowed one run and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings before giving way to Romo with two runners on in the sixth. Romo struck out Andrew McCutchen to end the threat. Morton (2-3) took the loss despite giving up two runs and six hits in six innings. The Pirates’ righty, who tossed seven shutout innings to beat the Giants 10 days earlier, struck out five and walked three while throwing a season-high 107 pitches. Garko, who flew to San Francisco late Monday night after being scratched from the Indians lineup in Anaheim where Cleveland was playing the Angels, started at first base and batted sixth. He went 0 for 4. Pittsburgh led 1-0 when McCutchen hit Zito’s first pitch of the game down the left field line for a double and scored on Delwyn Young’s bloop single to right. San Francisco added a run in the seventh when Andres Torres doubled and scored on Sandoval’s single. The Pirates scored a run off reliever Jeremy Affeldt in the eighth to make it 3-2. NOTES: To make room for Garko, the Giants placed OF Nate Schierholtz on the 15day DL with a strained left hip. ... Pittsburgh

SAN FRANCISCO — Eugenio Velez homered in the second inning and had a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth and the San Francisco Giants stayed hot at home with a 32 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Pablo Sandoval, Bengie Molina and Juan Uribe had two hits each for the Giants, while Sergio Romo (3-1) pitched 1-3 of an inning for the win, the Giants’ seventh in their last nine games at AT&T Park. Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save and San Francisco improved to 20-7 at home since May 25. Ryan Doumit and Luis Cruz each had two hits for the Pirates, who have lost four straight and five of six. San Francisco added some much-needed power to its lineup by acquiring right-handed hitting first baseman Ryan Garko from Cleveland on Monday but it was Velez, their diminutive utility player, who provided the big blow to break up a pitcher’s duel between Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton and Barry Zito of the Giants. Velez, who was recalled from Triple-A on Monday, hit a solo homer off Morton with two outs in the second, then doubled in the sixth to drive in Fred Lewis and put the Giants ahead 2-1. Velez’s homer to right-center was his first since Aug. 30, 2008.

was held without a home run after hitting 17 in its previous 14 games. In other NL games, Adam Wainwright went eight innings and St. Louis roughed up Chad Billingsley in a six-run sixth inning of a 10-0 victory Tuesday night, handing Los Angeles its first three-game losing streak of the season. The Dodgers have the majors’ best record at 62-38 and were the last team to lose three straight, going a franchise-record 99 games before falling in their 100th game. That shattered the previous mark of 73 games in June 1965. Billingsley (10-6) had a one-hitter through five innings before falling apart in a game that was delayed 1 hour, 25 minutes before the start due to the threat of heavy rain that never came. The Dodgers have managed one run on 20 hits in the first two games of a four-game series and are 2-10 at 4-year-old Busch Stadium. Ryan Ludwick’s bases-loaded single keyed the sixth-inning outburst and Mark DeRosa added a three-run homer in the eighth. Albert is 1 for 7 with three walks in the series and 10 for 42 (.238) since the All-Star break with two homers, two RBIs and no other extra-base hits. Wainwright (12-6) scattered eight hits with five strikeouts and one walk. In Phoenix, Shane Victorino homered and drove in two runs and Cole Hamels pitched eight dominant innings for Philadelphia in a 4-3 victory.

A’s rack up 21 hits, stun Red Sox in 11
By Jimmy Golen

A’s 9, Red Sox 8
was still 7-7 with two out in the 11th when Ellis doubled off Manny Delcarmen (2-2) and scored on Davis’ single to right. “The odds of pulling that off are slim, and we did it,” said A’s manager Bob Geren, whose team came back from a 10-run deficit earlier in the season. “We pulled off some late-inning heroics this year a few times. But tonight was big at this ballpark against that team.” And against a bullpen that hadn’t allowed a run in 25 innings since the All-Star break. “It’s tough. What am I going to do? Things like that happen,” said Papelbon, who blew just his third save in 28 opportunities. “You’ve got to and move on and get ready for tomorrow.” Davis scored on Adam Kennedy’s careerhigh fifth hit to make it 9-7. Craig Breslow (44) pitched a perfect 10th for the win, and

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox retired Jim Rice’s No. 14 on Tuesday night. Then the Oakland Athletics went out and hit like him. Adam Kennedy had a career-high five of the A’s season-high 21 hits, and Mark Ellis had four as Oakland rallied from a three-run deficit against Jonathan Papelbon to beat Boston 9-8 in 11 innings. Ellis — Oakland’s No. 14 — also scored four times, including the tying run in the ninth and the go-ahead run in the 11th. Both times he was singled in by Rajai Davis. “They fell in for us. That just happens,” Davis said. “That’s nothing against that bullpen. It’s a tough game to be perfect in.” Boston led 7-4 when Papelbon came in for the ninth, but he walked the leadoff hitter and gave up three hits; he was also hurt by two throwing errors by shortstop Nick Green. It

Andrew Bailey earned his 12th save despite giving one run back in the 11th. One night after the slumping Red Sox offense broke out with 14 hits, the club hung Rice’s No. 14 on the Fenway facade to honor the Hall of Fame slugger. Jacoby Ellsbury had two of Boston’s 14 hits for his fifth multihit game in a row. He also had an RBI groundout in the 11th to make it 9-8, but Bailey got Dustin Pedroia on a harmless fly ball to left. Orlando Cabrera had three hits as the A’s avoided falling 17 games below .500 for the first time since 1997. Clay Buchholz, who has been sought after in trade talks, got into trouble in three of the first four innings. But he left with a 5-2 lead, and Ramon Ramirez gave up one run, Hideki Okajima another and Papelbon allowed three in the ninth — two earned. The last-minute outburst rescued Vin Mazzaro from an eighth loss in his last nine

starts. Boston led 5-2 after three, 6-2 after six and 7-4 at the end of eight innings. Papelbon came in to pitch the ninth, but Cust drew a leadoff walk and scored on Tommy Everidge’s first major-league hit — a double high off the Green Monster. Ellis reached on an infield single that scored Everidge and took second on Green’s first throwing error. Ellis stole third and scored on Rajai Davis’ infield single; he went all the way to third on another error by Green. Papelbon struck out Kennedy to end the inning and send the game into extras. NOTES: Geren was ejected for yelling something from the dugout in the five-run third. ... The A’s placed INF Daric Barton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled Everidge from TripleA Sacramento. Everidge made his majorleague debut. ... David Ortiz is expected to get the day off on Wednesday, when the A’s will pitch lefty Brett Anderson.

ance Armstrong and Michael Phelps have a lot of things in common. They’re beloved by the American public, extraordinary athletes and role models to millions of people worldwide. But as this year’s Tour de France and Swimming World Championships showed, they also have this in common: They’re both classless frauds. First, let’s take Phelps, who won a recordbreaking eight gold medals at last year’s Olympics. After finishing second in Tuesday’s final of the 200-meter freestyle, Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman, whined about today’s hightech swimsuits and even threatened to pull his star pupil out of future meets unless FINA, swimming’s governing body, banned suits such as the Arena X-Glide and Jaked. You see, Phelps swims in a Speedo LZR Racer, which when it came out two years ago, was the hottest thing in the water. Now it’s pretty much obsolete, and soon will be going the way of the Dodo bird among pro swimmers. Phelps will never be accused of being the most savvy person out there, but even he knows if he was the one complaining about the high-tech suits, he would come off as a crybaby. So he’s letting his coach do it. Of course, you didn’t hear Bowman or Phelps make waves about this matter when Phelps was breaking all sorts of records competing in the Racer the last two years, when it was the sleekest, most advanced swim suit on the market.

second week — thereby taking control of the race — Armstrong was resigned to being a support rider, but he couldn’t help but say, “Just in case Alberto cracks...” Mind you, Armstrong is supposed to be Contador’s teammate. You don’t say stuff like that about your teammate. Even in the aftermath of the Tour’s final day, Armstrong told reporters that Contador had weaknesses, but he wasn’t willing to divulge the details. Really Lance? Like what? That he didn’t batter you in the time trials and mountain stages by hours, instead of minutes? That Armstrong would stoop so low only showed how badly he wanted to win and the futile attempts he was willing to take to do so. Armstrong should’ve been the best support rider for Contador. Instead, he put his own agenda before the team’s, a major no-no in the world of pro cycling. Armstrong talked about how champions respect their teammates and opponents. Well, actions speak louder than words, and all of Armstrong’s actions in this year’s Tour show he’s merely a hypocrite. Remember when Armstrong announced his comeback, saying he was merely back to be a support rider for Contador? Yeah, really kept your word there, huh Lance? It’s true that the greatest measure of a sportsman is the actions he takes in losing, because anyone can have fun when things are going well. Judging by what I saw in the last few weeks, it’s apparent Armstrong and Phelps fit the definition of being sore losers. poses with Biedermann and bronze medalist Danila Izotov of Russia. When the three of them headed off around the pool deck together, the winner danced for the German fans, while Phelps managed a few weak smiles. Finally, Phelps climbed toward the stands to drop off a stuffed mascot with his mother, Debbie, who leaned over to give him a consoling hug. Before her son even left the pool deck, he pulled off his silver medal, as if he wanted no part of a consolation prize. Phelps did come back about an hour later to qualify for the final of the 200 butterfly on what figures to be his toughest day of the meet. He posted the second-fastest time in the semifinals, just 13-hundredths behind Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda. The final is Wednesday night, a chance for Phelps to get back on the top step of the podium. Biedermann’s upset launched another night of record breaking at the world championships. Four more world standards were bumped from the books, bringing the total to 15 through the first three days of an eight-day meet. That equals the number of records set at the last worlds in Melbourne two years ago, and will soon go right on past the staggering 25 worlds marks set last summer at the Olympics. with Astana remains uncertain. “Wherever I go I will look for a teammate who is with me 100 percent,” Contador said. Armstrong’s future is set. He’ll lead a new squad sponsored by RadioShack. Contador’s plans, however, are uncertain. Astana likely will welcome back Alexandre Vinokourov, its fallen former star, after a doping ban. Whether Astana will still have room for Contador, and whether the Spaniard will want to team with Vinokourov, is unknown. What’s very clear is Armstrong and Contador already are relishing the chance to face off again next year.

Wednesday • July 29, 2009



Sports Digest
Crabtree could be long holdout
San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary says he won’t be surprised if top draft pick Michael Crabtree hasn’t agreed to a contract before training camp opens this weekend. After holding out at least twice during his own playing career, Singletary knows such tactics are just part of the game. Crabtree, the record-setting receiver from Texas Tech, was the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft. The 49ers rookies reported to the club’s training complex Tuesday, but Crabtree wasn’t among them. San Francisco is in talks with Crabtree’s agent, Eugene Parker, but the sides don’t appear to be close to a deal. Several of Parker’s clients have held out in recent years, and he is reportedly seeking a deal worth more than the usual salary slot. Singletary can relate to that tactic: He held out as a rookie with the Chicago Bears because the second-round pick felt he should have gone in the first round, and therefore should be compensated appropriately. “So yes, I held out for a week,” he said. Crabtree also missed the 49ers’ offseason minicamps and their organized team activities while recovering from a foot injury, but was a regular presence at the training complex for rehabilitation and strengthening workouts. He also participated in regular throwing drills with quarterbacks Alex Smith and Shaun Hill. They both reported to camp Tuesday to get a jump on their competition for the starting spot, along with the installation of San Francisco’s seventh new offense in seven seasons. Singletary is eager to get started on his first training camp since taking over the 49ers midway through last season, the franchise’s sixth consecutive losing campaign. “I don’t know about old school,” Singletary said of his approach. “Old school, new school, we are just going to work.”

How convenient. Phelps was all too happy when he had the technological advantage, but now that he’s been left behind, his true colors come out. Of course, Phelps can mitigate any advantage of a fellow competitor by simply swimming in a Jaked or X-Glide. But he’s sponsored by Speedo, and he dare not want to anger one of his biggest endorsers. Now let’s go to Armstrong. In this country, speaking ill of Armstrong is like attacking the Pope. Because of his remarkable story — cancer survivor, seven-time Tour de France champion and a leading public figure to find a cure for cancer — Armstrong is revered and rightly so. But it doesn’t mean he’s infallible. And what he did at this year’s Tour showed his true colors of being a cutthroat and classless athlete. From the start of the Tour to the end, Armstrong couldn’t help but sprinkle in comments about Astana “teammate” and this year’s champion, the great Spaniard Alberto Contador. Knowing he was outclassed from a physical standpoint, Armstrong tried in vain to get into Contador’s head. It reeked of desperation. After the Spaniard won a critical mountain stage in the Tour’s Phelps was ahead off the blocks, but Biedermann surged into the lead by the first flip and steadily extended his advantage. By the finish, he was a full body length ahead of Phelps. While Biedermann hung on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air, Phelps stared at the scoreboard for a few seconds before heading off in the opposite direction, not even bothering to shake hands with the swimmer who had just handed him his first big individual loss since July 30, 2005. That night, Ian Crocker beat Phelps in the 100 butterfly at the world championships in Montreal. Bouncing back from that disappointment, Phelps went 5-for-5 in his individual events at the 2007 worlds in Melbourne, then duplicated the feat at Beijing, where three relay wins gave him an iconic sporting achievement. “Theoretically, that was a pretty good swim for me, three-tenths off my best time after taking six months off,” said Phelps, referring to his layoff after the Olympics. “I mean, I’m not happy, but I mean I know I didn’t train much this year. For right now, I’ll take it. “But I’m not pleased.” That was obvious from the awards ceremony, where Phelps went through some forced Contador proved too strong in the mountains and was able to pull away for a decisive edge in the Alps. On a couple of occasions, Armstrong questioned Contador’s tactics during the race, saying they went against the good of the team. “It was a tense situation,” said Contador, who also won the race in 2007. “We didn’t have fluid communication despite the fact that we were the two main riders on the team. And this meant the rest of the cyclists and the technical staff also felt a bit of tension.” Armstrong is launching his own U.S.-based team for next year, while Contador’s future

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Not soon enough for Phelps’ coach. “We’ve lost all the history of the sport. Does a 10-year-old boy in Baltimore want to break Paul Biedermann’s record?” Bob Bowman said after the race. “The sport is in shambles right now and they better do something or they’re going to lose their guy who fills these suits.” Biedermann acknowledged after his 400 free win that the suit made him two seconds faster, but Phelps passed on the chance to wear one of the latest-generation suits. He’s been sponsored by Speedo since he was a teenager and wasn’t about to abandon the company that paid him a $1 million bonus after he won eight gold medals in Beijing. A business decision that had nothing to do with Biedermann. He just went out in the best suit he could find, then beat the best. “It’s not my problem,” Biedermann said. “It’s the problem of FINA. They should handle it really fast.”

FDA advisory warns of supplements with steroids
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health advisory warning consumers to stop using products touted as containing steroids or steroid-like substances, many of which are labeled as dietary supplements. The advisory came Tuesday, five days after FDA investigators raided the California offices of American Cellular Labs, looking for evidence the company sells steroids under the guise of a supplement. The FDA sent a warning letter to the company, saying it was selling unapproved and misbranded drugs and asking the company what it intended to do with the products in question that were currently on the market. Those products include TREN-Xtreme, MASS Xtreme and six others.

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respect his teammates and opponents.” Contador and Armstrong entered this year’s Tour jousting for position as the Astana team leader — an unusual situation in cycling, where team’s normally have a clear No. 1 rider who is supported by the rest of the squad. While Armstrong briefly held a slight edge over the Spaniard in the first week,

Ex-Angels pitcher dead at 57
Former California Angels relief pitcher Luis Quintana has died in Florida. Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials said in a statement that Quintana, 57, died of natural causes. He was found in his car Monday after it crashed. Quintana appeared in 22 games for the Angels in 1974 and ’75, posting a 2-3 record and a 5.03 ERA. A native of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, his family plans to take his body back to that island for burial.


Wednesday • July 29, 2009

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@Houston 5:05 p.m. CSN-BA

BATTING—ISuzuki, Seattle, .366; Mauer, Minnesota,.358;Bartlett,Tampa Bay,.332;MiCabrera, Detroit,.328;Rolen,Toronto,.323;Jeter,New York, .322; MYoung,Texas,.321. RUNS—Figgins, Los Angeles, 78; Scutaro, Toronto,73;Pedroia,Boston,72;BRoberts,Baltimore,72;Damon,New York,71;Kinsler,Texas,71; Morneau,Minnesota,70. RBI—Morneau,Minnesota,83;Longoria,Tampa Bay, 76; Bay, Boston, 74; Teixeira, New York, 72; AHill,Toronto,68;Konerko,Chicago,68;BAbreu, Los Angeles,67;VMartinez,Cleveland,67. HITS—ISuzuki,Seattle,148;Jeter,New York,126; AHill, Toronto, 125; MYoung, Texas, 124; Cano, New York, 123; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 123; MiCabrera,Detroit,120. DOUBLES—BRoberts, Baltimore, 35; Lind, Toronto, 33; Butler, Kansas City, 31; Byrd, Texas, 31; Pedroia, Boston, 31; Scutaro, Toronto, 31; Markakis,Baltimore,30; MYoung,Texas,30. TRIPLES—Bloomquist, Kansas City, 7; Figgins, Los Angeles, 7; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 6; DeJesus, Kansas City,6;Gardner,New York,6;Andrus,Texas, 5; Crisp, Kansas City, 5; Span, Minnesota, 5; Zobrist,Tampa Bay,5. HOME RUNS—Morneau,Minnesota,26;CPena, Tampa Bay, 25; Teixeira, New York, 25; Branyan, Seattle, 24; NCruz, Texas, 24; AHill, Toronto, 24; Dye,Chicago,23; Kinsler,Texas,23. STOLEN BASES—Crawford,Tampa Bay,48;Ellsbury,Boston,45;BUpton,Tampa Bay,32;Figgins, Los Angeles,31;BAbreu,Los Angeles,22;Kinsler, Texas,22; ISuzuki,Seattle,21. PITCHING —Beckett, Boston, 12-4; Halladay, Toronto, 11-3; Wakefield, Boston, 11-3; Buehrle, Chicago, 11-4; FHernandez, Seattle, 11-4; Verlander,Detroit,11-5; Slowey,Minnesota,10-3. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander,Detroit,159;Greinke, Kansas City, 146; Lester, Boston, 146; FHernandez,Seattle,139; Beckett,Boston,127; Halladay, Toronto,123; Garza,Tampa Bay,116. SAVES—Fuentes, Los Angeles, 30; MaRivera, New York,29;Nathan,Minnesota,28;Papelbon, Boston,25;Aardsma,Seattle,24;Jenks,Chicago, 22; Rodney,Detroit,21.

BATTING—HaRamirez,Florida,.348;Tejada,Houston, .328; Sandoval, San Francisco, .328; Pujols, St. Louis, .324; DWright, New York, .323; Helton, Colorado, .323; Victorino, Philadelphia, .319; Hawpe, Colorado,.319. RUNS—Pujols,St.Louis,79;Victorino,Philadelphia, 74; Braun, Milwaukee, 72; Utley, Philadelphia, 72; Zimmerman,Washington,69;Werth,Philadelphia, 68; Bourn,Houston,67; Reynolds,Arizona,67. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 91; Fielder, Milwaukee, 88; Howard, Philadelphia, 77; Dunn, Washington, 74; Ibanez,Philadelphia,74;Braun,Milwaukee,69;Utley, Philadelphia,69. HITS—Tejada, Houston, 132; Victorino, Philadelphia,128;HaRamirez,Florida,122;Braun,Milwaukee, 120; DWright, New York, 119; CaLee, Houston, 115; FLopez, Milwaukee, 115; Sandoval, San Francisco, 115. DOUBLES—Tejada,Houston,33;Helton,Colorado, 29;HaRamirez,Florida,29;Sandoval,San Francisco, 29; Hawpe, Colorado, 28; FSanchez, Pittsburgh, 28; CRoss, Florida, 27; Victorino, Philadelphia, 27; DWright,New York,27. TRIPLES—Bourn, Houston, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; GParra, Arizona, 7; Kemp, Los Angeles, 6; Morgan, Washington,6;JUpton,Arizona,6;Victorino,Philadelphia,6. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 34; Reynolds, Arizona, 28; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 27; Dunn, Washington, 26; Howard, Philadelphia, 26; Ibanez, Philadelphia,26; Fielder,Milwaukee,24. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 37; Morgan, Washington,31;Fowler,Colorado,24;Pierre,Los Angeles,23;Kemp,Los Angeles,21;Taveras,Cincinnati, 21; DWright,New York,21. PITCHING —Cain,San Francisco,12-2;Marquis,Colorado, 12-7; Lincecum, San Francisco, 11-3; Wainwright,St.Louis,11-6;JSantana,New York,118;Cook,Colorado,10-3;Billingsley,Los Angeles,10-5. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 183; JVazquez,Atlanta,150;Haren,Arizona,146;Gallardo, Milwaukee,136;Wainwright,St.Louis,130;Billingsley,Los Angeles,126;WRodriguez,Houston,124. SAVES—Street, Colorado, 25; BrWilson, San Francisco, 25; Bell, San Diego, 25; Broxton, Los Angeles, 23; Cordero, Cincinnati, 23; FrRodriguez, New York, 23; Franklin,St.Louis,23.

WTA Tour Bank of the West Classic
A U.S.Open Series Event At The Taube Family Tennis Center In Stanford Purse: $700,000 (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles First Round Daniela Hantuchova,Slovakia,def.Aleksandra Wozniak,Canada,6-4,4-6,7-5. Marion Bartoli (8),France,def.Ayumi Morita,Japan, 7-6 (6),6-3. Samantha Stosur,Australia,def.Dominika Cibulkova (6),Slovakia,6-4,6-3. Maria Kirilenko,Russia,def.Anna Chakvetadze,Russia,6-4,5-7,7-6 (5). Jelena Jankovic (4), Serbia, def. Angela Haynes, United States,6-3,6-1. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, def. Lilia Osterloh, United States,6-2,6-3. Alla Kudryavtseva,Russia,def.Julie Coin,France,61,7-6 (5). Venus Williams (2), United States, def. Stephanie Dubois,Canada,6-2,6-3. Serena Williams (1),United States,def.Li Na,China, 6-3,7-6 (6). Doubles First Round Alisa Kleybanova and Anastasia Rodionova,Russia, def. Jill Craybas, United States, and Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan,6-2,6-2. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, and Maria Kirilenko (4), Russia, def. Laura Granville and Carly Gullickson, United States,5-7,6-3,10-5 tiebreak.

@Boston 4:10 p.m. CSN-CAL

@Boston 10:35 a.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Toronto 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs. Toronto 6:20 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Toronto 1:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs. Rangers 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

vs.Rangers 7:05 p.m. CSN-CAL

July 29
MLS All-Star Game 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 2
vs.Seattle Noon CSN+

Aug. 8
vs.Crew 5:30 p.m. CSN-CAL

Aug. 22
vs.K.C. 7:30 p.m. CSN-BA

Aug. 29
@ New England 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 18
vs.Colorado 8 p.m. ESPN 2

Sept. 23
@ Colorado 6:30 p.m.

East Division New York Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore Central Division Detroit Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Kansas City West Division Los Angeles Texas Seattle Oakland W 59 56 52 42 L 40 42 48 57 Pct .596 .571 .520 .424 GB — 2 1/2 7 1/2 17 W 52 51 51 42 40 L 47 50 50 59 59 Pct .525 .505 .505 .416 .404 GB — 2 2 11 12 W 61 58 55 49 42 L 39 41 46 52 57 Pct. .610 .586 .545 .485 .424 GB — 2 1/2 6 1/2 12 1/2 18 1/2

East Division Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington Central Division St.Louis Chicago Houston Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Division Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco Arizona San Diego W 62 54 54 43 39 L 38 46 46 58 62 Pct .620 .540 .540 .426 .386 GB — 8 8 19 1/2 23 1/2 W 55 52 51 49 45 43 L 48 46 49 51 54 57 Pct .534 .531 .510 .490 .455 .430 GB — 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 8 10 1/2 W 58 52 51 48 32 L 40 48 49 51 68 Pct. .592 .520 .510 .485 .320 GB — 7 8 10 1/2 27

American Legion Baseball
17-and-under Area 2 tournament At James Logan High-Union City Game 1 Friday San Mateo 16,Redwood City 6 SM 000 763 — 16 17 0 RC 004 200 — 6 13 1 WP — Barri. LP — Eastman. HR — (S) Freschet, Barden. 3B — (S) Littlejohn, Scerri, Mercurio; (R) Wilkins. 2B — (S) McNeil, Mercurio; (R) Buono,Engels.Multiple RBIs — (S) Freschet 4,Scerri 4,DeNardi 3,Mercurio 2,Barden 2; (R) York 2. Multiple hits — Scerri 4, Freschet 3, Mercurio 3, DeNardi 2, Mallery 2; (R) Buono 2,Engels 2,York 2,Cobb 2,Wilkins 2. Game 2 (winner-take-all) Redwood City 17,San Mateo 9 SM 210 033 0 — 9 8 2 RC 241 332 2 — 17 19 4 (Note: Redwood City advances to state tournament in Yountville). WP — Klinghoffer. LP — Uroz. 3B — (R) Mather.2B — (S) Littlejohn,Ferris,Barden;(R) Mather. Multiple hits — (S) Littlejohn 2, DeNardi 2, Ferris 2, Barden 2; (R) Cobb 3, Engels 3, York 3, Buono 2, Wilkins 2, Myers 2, Mather 2. Multiple RBIs — (S) Mallery 2; (R) Buono 3,Lockereff 3,Myers 2.Records — Redwood City 23-12,San Mateo 32-9.

Tuesday’s Results Kansas City 4,Baltimore 3,11 innings Tampa Bay 6,N.Y.Yankees 2 Oakland 9,Boston 8,11 innings Texas 7,Detroit 3 Minnesota 5,Chicago White Sox 3 L.A.Angels 7,Cleveland 6 Seattle 4,Toronto 3 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland (Laffey 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Lackey 6-4), 12:35 p.m. Toronto (Halladay 11-3) at Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-1),1:40 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 10-6) at Baltimore (Tillman 00),4:05 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Chamberlain 6-2) at Tampa Bay (Garza 7-7),4:08 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 5-8) at Boston (Penny 7-4), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 11-5) at Texas (Feldman 9-3), 5:05 p.m.;Chicago White Sox (Contreras 4-9) at Minnesota Twins (Liriano 4-10),5:10 p.m.

Tuesday’s Results Florida 4,Atlanta 3 N.Y.Mets 4,Colorado 0 San Diego 3,Cincinnati 2 Houston 11,Chicago Cubs 6 Washington 8,Milwaukee 3 St.Louis 10,L.A.Dodgers 0 Philadelphia 4,Arizona 3 San Francisco 3,Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday’s Games Houston (Hampton 6-7) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 6-4),11:20 a.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 9-9) at San Francisco (Cain 12-2), 12:45 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 5-7) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 92),4:10 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 5-5) at N.Y.Mets (J.Santana 118),4:10 p.m. San Diego (Latos 1-1) at Cincinnati (Harang 5-11), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Mock 0-4) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 4-8), 5:05 p.m.

BOSTON RED SOX—Acquired OF Brian Anderson from the Chicago White Sox for OF Mark Kotsay and cash and optioned him to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with OF Trayce Thompson on a minor-league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Purchased the contract of INF Andy Marte from Columbus (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Traded RHP Sean Gallagher to San Diego to complete the deal that sent OF Scott Hairston to Oakland.Placed 1B Daric Barton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 27. Purchased the contract of INF Tommy Everidge from Sacramento (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Recalled RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Oklahoma City (PCL).Optioned RHP Willie Eyre to Oklahoma City. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated C Chris Snyder from the 15-day DL.Optioned C Luke Carlin to Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS—Activated RHP Ryan Dempster from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Justin Berg to Iowa (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed RHP LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH —Signed LHP Nathan Baker. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Activated C Henry Blanco and INF David Eckstein from the 15-day DL.Designated C Jose Lobaton for assignment. Optioned OF Drew Macias to Portland (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed OF Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day DL.

DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed F Tim Thomas. INDIANA PACERS—Signed G Earl Watson to a multiyear contract. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Signed G Brandon Jennings to a two-year contract. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Traded C Tyson Chandler to Charlotte for C Emeka Okafor.

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with LB Cody Brown on a four-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed WR Mohamed Massaquoi.Placed WR Braylon Edwards on the nonfootball injury list.

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I have legitimate reasons for my decision. I’m 39 with a lot of sacks to my name.” Now Childress has some damage control to do with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels, the two veterans who were expected to compete for the job before the latest Favre drama began. Both were peppered with questions about Favre during the team’s minicamps this summer and are suddenly back in the mix. Jackson’s agent, Joel Segal, said he spoke to his client shortly after the news broke. “He was his usual cool, calm and collected self,” Segal said. “He said, ’Great, let’s get ready for camp.”’ Favre holds almost every NFL career pass“We kind of have this secret goal I can’t talk about,” Venus said. Serena wouldn’t elaborate much. “Our dream is no longer,” she said. “I can’t get a better partner, I just don’t think so. She gets everything.” After Venus Williams and Dubois failed to hold serve through the first three games of the opening set, Williams cruised the rest of the way in the first meeting between the two. ing record that matters, including touchdown passes (464), completions (5,720), yards passing (65,127), regular-season victories (169) and interceptions (310). Many thought he could help the Vikings land that elusive Super Bowl championship, even if he was reviled by fans here during his incredible run across the state line in Wisconsin. Favre instead passed on a chance for revenge on GM Ted Thompson and the Packers, whom he felt gave up on him too soon when deciding to move forward last summer with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He was sent instead to the Jets, where arm problems contributed to a 1-4 finish that kept them “It was a great match to get my rhythm, hit a lot of balls and work on my shots,” said Williams, who won titles here in 2000 and ’02. “It’s all about the mentality. I usually adjust pretty quickly. ... I do want to try new and different things.” Still a little spacey — she admitted to some “brain freeze” — after a few weeks of sleeping in and relaxation following her Wimbledon runner-up showing to Serena,

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was going to play. I thought it was just a contractual deal that was taking so long and I really expected him to be at camp.” Favre turns 40 in October and didn’t think he had enough left to get through a full season. “I had to be careful not to commit for the wrong reasons,” Favre said. “They were telling me, ’You went through all this, you had the surgery and you’ve got to finish it off.’ But

out of the playoffs. Childress said Favre’s decision does not temper the team’s high expectations. “As we have consistently communicated, we feel good about our team and they have put forth a tremendous effort this offseason preparing for the season ahead,” he said. “With this behind us, we look forward to getting to Mankato and getting training camp under way.” Of course, this is Favre, which means there’s always the chance that he will change his mind. Former teammate Matt Hasselbeck tweeted that “Brett has always been predictably unpredictable.” Williams said: “We love playing in L.A. I’m sorry, not L.A., I mean California. It feels like home for us.” Earlier Tuesday, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia outlasted defending champion Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in 2 hours, 33 minutes. Wozniak, who recently took four weeks off, became the first Canadian in 20 years to capture a Tour title when she won the tournament last year.

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Australian Open and Wimbledon. They are excited about their doubles prospects, too. They’ll be back on the court together Wednesday for their second-round match.


Wednesday • July 29, 2009

eral and constitutional requirements, the Schwarzenegger administration wants to ensure the state has a cash cushion in case of emergencies such as earthquakes and wildfires. California’s economy has been hit by the housing market slump and high unemployment, and the latest efforts to close a $26 billion shortfall came just five months after lawmakers and the governor ended months of negotiations to close a previous $42 billion deficit. The governor and lawmakers hope the revised spending plan will end California’s cash crisis and let the state stop issuing IOUs. Schwarzenegger’s finance director, Michael Genest, said it would take days for finance officials to finish analyzing the revised budget’s impact on cash flow. “It’s not going to happen overnight, but they’re going to work on it,” Schwarzenegger said of Genest and the state treasurer and controller. Genest warned that even with the revised budget deal, California will need to borrow $8 billion to $10 billion to cover its cash needs this year, and the state is likely to face another $7 billion to $8 billion deficit in the 201011 fiscal year. Matt Fabian, a bond analyst at Municipal “handful of legislators interested in oil drilling off the coast and other pet projects.” Hill, who also voted in favor of the budget, said it is time to put it aside and focus on reforming government to prevent a repeat performance in future years. The immediate years to come may be among the most challenging, Simitian warned. Education, in particular, will feel the brunt of cuts and the absence of federal stimulus funds which helped cushion some of this year’s voids, he said. The truth is, the economy is not bouncing back as quickly as hoped and revenue continues its decline — both aspects of the “world turned upside down” which helped lead California to this quagmire regardless of budgetary stalemates, Simitian said. “It’s very grim. There’s no way else to describe it,” he said. Simitian found a slim silver lining in avoidCaltrain is working to reduce the volume, while making sure that the horns remain within the range established by the Federal Railroad Administration. “We have to balance neighborhood concerns against the need for safety,” Caltrain Deputy CEO Chuck Harvey said in a statement. “It is important for people to remember that the engineers do not sound the horn graMarket Advisors, based in Concord, Mass., said California’s plan was filled with accounting tricks and will likely do little to improve the state’s poor credit rating. Among the questionable maneuvers in the plan, the state will accelerate income tax withholding by 10 percent to inflate revenues during the year and shift state employee payroll by one day for a paper savings of $1.2 billion. The state also will sell a portion of the state’s workers compensation insurance business for $1 billion, which the Legislature’s nonpartisan analyst doubts could be done within the fiscal year. Fitch Ratings rates California’s general obligation bond debt at “BBB,” which is still investment-grade. Most states have a higherquality “AAA” or “AA” ratings. The package lawmakers agreed to included about $15 billion in spending cuts, as well as reforms that include tougher sanctions on CalWORKS recipients who don’t meet work requirements. Also, in-home support workers will have to undergo background checks and have their fingerprints taken. In earlier rounds of cuts, California reduced Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for health care providers and eliminated optional benefits such as dental and eye care for adult recipients. ing the repeal of Proposition 98, which mandates minimum funding levels for education; the closure of 220 state parks and deep slices through the Healthy Families insurance plan and Cal Grants college aid. “It may be a small comfort but it’s something,” he said. Ruskin, too, focused on the positive. “While no one will be happy with the outcome of the budget, we were able to prevent the suspension of Prop. 98 and the deepest cuts to schools; deeper cuts to health care for children, the elderly and the infirm; and prevent the loss of millions of federal matching funds to balance the budget,” Ruskin said. Like Hill, Ruskin said change is mandatory if leaders and residents don’t want to relive the tug-of-war in passing the annual budget. “If we fail to reform the process, we can expect to continually encounter the same problems that led us here today,” he said. Yee put his vote where his mouth was, tuitously. They sound the horn to save lives and to comply with FRA requirements. We ask for the public’s patience while we attempt to adjust the horns.” Caltrain engineers are required to sound the horn a quarter mile before every grade crossing, Dunn said and there are 44 crossings between San Francisco and San Jose. Grade-separated crossings, as proposed by

With the vetoes announced Tuesday, the cut to California’s state parks totals about $14 million. Genest said that will likely force as many as 100 of the state’s 279 parks, beaches and attractions to close, although he cautioned that figure wasn’t firm. State parks director Ruth Coleman said closures will begin after Labor Day but the state was actively seeking partners, including cities and counties, to take over some parks. She said Hearst Castle and urban beach parks would be exempt. “We’re not willing to give up on these parks,” Coleman said. “We’re hoping Californians will step up in saving these parks.” The additional cuts Schwarzenegger made Tuesday also include $37.5 million from the In-Home Supportive Services program, $50 million from the Early Start program to screen children for developmental disabilities, and more than $6 million in cuts from programs for the aging. For the first time since the recession began in late 2007, the state will reduce county funding for child protection and foster care services. Under the governor’s cut to AIDS prevention and treatment, Genest said the state will continue to provide patients with drugs and monitor the spread of the disease. rejecting 13 bills proposing financial amendments, policy revamps and administrative changes. Yee said he couldn’t support new oil drilling off California’s coast or shifts in programs for the poor and disabled. “While the budget solves an immediate and critical problem, the long-term impacts of these cuts will have dire consequences,” said Yee, who called the package a “goody bag” of Republican principles. Yee said he was disappointed new revenue suggestions like taxes and oil severance weren’t put up for vote. He also expressed frustration at offshore drilling, arguing it would degrade natural resources and further hurt the economy which receives more than $50 billion from commercial fishing and tourism.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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left, they didn’t want to make those cuts,” he said after signing the budget in his office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat who negotiated the original budget compromise with Schwarzenegger, immediately questioned the legality of many of the governor’s vetoes. “We will fight to restore every dollar of additional cuts to health and human services,” Steinberg said in a written statement. “This is not the last word.” Schwarzenegger called the budget package aimed at balancing the state’s budget through June 30, 2010, the toughest since he took office in 2003. Still, the Republican governor said the package included reforms he has long sought and forces government to live within its means. He said additional cuts were needed to build a $500 million reserve fund after the state Assembly rejected about $1.1 billion in revenues from local transportation funding and by allowing new offshore oil drilling. With much of state spending tied up by fed-

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City — said the budget was challenging and likely to worsen. But they conceded there wasn’t much else they could do. “There are not any good choices left,” Simitian said. Simitian said he was most troubled by a trio of bills taking property and gas taxes and redevelopment money. Any of the three would be significant but taken together is detrimental for local government, Simitian said. He voted against the property tax takeaway and only backed the gas tax proposal after it was amended to be a loan rather than a fund grab measure. Hill apologized to constituents for the protracted process, blaming the governor and a

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reduce the problem,” Dunn said. “There is no knob to turn the volume down on these air horns.”

high-speed rail, would eliminate the need for engineers to sound the horn. Caltrain has entered into an agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority to bring the service along the Caltrain corridor.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 3445200 ext. 106.



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Julia Child’s legacy: Beyond tools,techniques
By Holly Ramer

CONCORD, N.H. — From the timesaving tools and French techniques she loved to a famously dropped dinner, Julia Child left a lasting impression on a generation of cooks. In the forthcoming biographical movie, “Julie & Julia,” Meryl Streep channels America’s first celebrity chef. As the movie opens, chefs and food magazine editors remember the real Child’s vast contributions to American home cooking — a scholarly yet accessible approach to recipes, an enthusiasm for efficiency and above all, a spirited sense of fun. At the most basic level, Child introduced home cooks to their stoves, knives, pots and pans, said chef Jacques Pepin, Child’s longtime friend and collaborator. “We’re in a country where we have to cook very, very fast with the microwave or very, very slow with Crock Pot cooking. Then you have the regular stove that’s lost in the middle,” he said. He said he most remembers Child’s great love

for life and the great pleasure she took in cooking as well as eating. “You often see people cook and never taste. For her, it was cook, taste, cook, taste, cook, taste. With a little sip of wine on the side,” he said. Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse said Child emphasized that cooking was important but need not be serious business. “I think of her sense of humor, her joie de vivre about cooking and really about her interest in gastronomy — her academic insistence on writing the recipe right,” said Waters. “It was curiosity and exploration and learning all folded together to make food an art. That’s what she did.” And she gave novices the confidence to try, added Art Smith, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. He made a whole meal out of blanched asparagus for his first girlfriend after watching Child on TV. “Julia Child was not only an amazing cook but taught America that it could learn to cook,” said Smith. “That spirit continues to this day,

Julia Child was more than just a chef. She emphasized fun in the kitchen.
and this why we have great cooking shows.” Tina Ujlaki, executive food editor at Food & Wine magazine, said she often thinks of Child

when she has kitchen mishaps. “I don’t think, ’What would Julia do?’ I just do what she would do: Keep on going,” she said. “That was a really big part of the Julia liberation. Not only did she teach the techniques ... she said, ’It’s OK. Relax. It doesn’t have to be perfect.” That said, there are certain processes or gadgets that Ujlaki associates with Child. “I can’t cut up a chicken without thinking of her and how lovingly she would cut it up,” she said. And Child did not shy away from modern appliances or tools if they made cooking easier, she said. She put her blender to work on a variety of classic soups and once told Ujlaki that she even used a stand mixer to make mashed potatoes for a crowd instead of the food mill she favored for smaller amounts. “She probably used more gadgets than they used in typical French cooking,” she said. “She was always very quick to embrace anything that made sense, but I don’t think she had silly gadgets or gizmos. She didn’t like clutter.”

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Whatever berry you got, here’s how to make a pie
By Alison Ladman

up slightly crunchy and sweet, the perfect contrast to soft, tart berries. ANYBERRY SUMMER PIE Start to finish: 55 minutes (10 minutes active) Servings: 8 For the filling: 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch of salt 5 cups berries, fresh or frozen 1 prepared pie shell (thawed slightly if frozen) For the crumb topping: 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Summer brings an abundance of berries that scream out to be turned into pie. But unless you’re looking to quash your lazy days mojo, you need a pie recipe that gets you out of the kitchen. Fast. Hence this all-purpose berry pie that comes together in about 10 minutes. Then it can bake and cool while you chill by the pool. This recipe (which calls for a refrigerated or frozen crust) works with any berry variety, including blends. Also try adding chopped apples, pears, apricots and peaches. The crumb topping is so much easier (and tastier) than a traditional crust topping. It bakes

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces Heat the oven to 375 F. To make the filling, in a large bowl mix the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add the berries and

toss gently until well mixed. Pile the filling into the prepared crust. Set aside. To make the crumb topping, in a medium bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and butter. Using your fingers, a pastry blender or a fork, mash and rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Top the berries with the crumb mixture, patting it on, as necessary, to make it stay put. Place the pie on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch drips) and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the crumb topping is golden brown and the berries are bubbling. For clean slices, let the pie cool before slicing. Or serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


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Not really, says master sommelier Geoff Kruth, wine director of the Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. The trouble with software pairings, he says, is that they only factor in the food. “Just as much of the wine and food pairing is about the person that’s drinking it,” he says. Kruth says he looked at a few Epicurious recipes and found several recommendations for Oregon pinot noirs. Not a bad choice, but one that made him wonder about the scope of the recommendations. “It seemed there were a lot of the same styles of wine that were repeated,” he says. Snooth CEO Philip James says there was an effort to come up with wines that are widely available, but notes there are multiple recommendations for each dish, with some wines being more esoteric choices for the adventurous. Beyond that, he notes there was a concerted effort to base recommendations on the expertise of real-life experts. “It was important for me to get across that we were not building a sentient, thinking machine. This is not the Terminator,” he says. “This is basically cracking open the heads of the finest food and wine critics that we could find and basically scooping their brains out and putting them into a database.” On the plus side, Kruth likes the way the system gets people talking about wine options. “Things like that are exciting because they


Software sommelier brings wine advice home
By Michelle Locke

SAN FRANCISCO — Building it took eight months and the combined brainpower of math, code and food-and-wine geeks. The result is a new computer-generated wine pairing service that developers say uses cutting edge technology to answer an age-old question: What wine to serve with dinner? “We think it’s going to be tremendously helpful for people,” says James Oliver Cury, executive editor of food recipe site, which recently partnered with wine database Snooth to add the pairing suggestions to thousands of its recipes. The recommendations are based on an algorithm that involved breaking down the recipes into hundreds of categories, including flavor profiles, ingredients and preparation techniques. Among other things, the algorithm looks for words in proximity. Boiled beef with baked potatoes, for instance, is not the same as baked beef with boiled potatoes. Pairings are listed at the bottom of recipes, along with the price of the wine — the majority are under $20. Clicking on photos of the bottle or label brings up reviews and shopping information. But can an algorithm replace the human touch in the very subjective decision of what wine to have with dinner?

can lead consumers to try things that they otherwise wouldn’t have tried. I like that people are thinking about food and wine pairings,” he says. New York-based Snooth (the name is derived from a town in James’ native Cornwall in the south of England) is an inter-

active database of wines with more than 500,000 monthly users. Snooth doesn’t sell wine directly but provides access to a network of more than 11,000 merchants. Epicurious has more than 25,000 professionally tested recipes as well as 75,000 member-submitted dishes. Pairings will be available for the tested recipes, except for breakfasts and meals labeled as kid-friendly. A recipe for grilled chicken breasts with honeydew salsa, for instance, yielded a dozen wine recommendations, including some roses and chardonnays, as well as grenache, a red wine. The wine recommendations also have an advertising component in which companies can be showcased as the “featured partner.” However, Cury says such matches will always be clearly marked as ads and will be appropriate for the recipe. Although the service has been launched, Cury says improvements will continue to be made. User comments also will probably influence adjustments. Cury concedes that trying to turn computer code into a connoisseur was daunting. “It’s hard enough to get wine experts to agree on what one wine or even kind of wine might pair with a particular dish. How are you going to create an automated way to do this for 25,000 recipes?” Cury says. “That was the challenge that Snooth with our coordination was able to meet.”



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Bison back on the table; now learn to cook it
By Jim Romanoff

The American bison is back, and not just on the Great Plains. Thanks to two Teds — President Teddy Roosevelt and media mogul Ted Turner — the bison has traveled an unlikely path from ubiquity to near extinction to rising star of culinary scene. The problem now is that Americans — who last year bought 31 million pounds of bison meat, about double from five years earlier — have become so unfamiliar with the meat, most don’t know how to prepare it. “Bison meat is utterly delectable, similar to beef though more intense and not at all gamey,” says chef John Ash, author of “American Game Cooking.” But because it’s so low in fat, bison also is easy to overcook and turn tough. At its peak, the North American bison (also called buffalo) may have numbered close to 125 million. But by 1900, they had been hunted to near extinction. The population began a slow bounce back in 1905, when Roosevelt founded the American Bison Society, the United States’ first effort to save the iconic animal. Bruce Aidells, author of “The Complete Meat Book,” also credits Turner with helping the bison’s culinary comeback. Turner owns the

Buffalo meat is said to be more intense tasting than beef,but not gamey.
world’s largest herd of bison and has sought to make the meat a part of the American menu once again. It’s working. In recent years, bison has begun showing up on a growing number of restaurant menus and has become a staple at larger grocers and natural food stores. Even big box retailer Costco began carrying it in 2007. David Carter, executive director of the National Bison Association, says bison enjoys a “sweet spot” between interest in healthy foods, sustainable farming and a broadening American palate. For the most part, bison are pasture-raised and healthy, meaning ranchers don’t need hormones and antibiotics. It’s also healthy to eat. The leanest cuts have just 143 calories and 2 grams of fat per 3 1/2ounce serving, compared to 9 grams for the leanest cut of beef. The flavor of bison is quite similar to beef, but perhaps a bit more intense and meaty. Carter points out that there is some variation in flavor because unlike cattle, bison are still a relatively wild animal and most ranchers want to keep it that way to pre-

serve the natural quality of their product. But leanness comes with a price. While bison is interchangeable with beef in most recipes, it requires a little extra attention because the meat is so lean. Tender cuts, such as steaks, have little fat marbling the way a good beef steak does. Which means they should be cooked to no more than medium-rare or the meat will come out dry and tasteless, says Ash. On the other hand, tougher cuts, such as chuck, brisket and short ribs, need to be cooked at a low temperate for a long time in order to get tender results. Ash says that a good introduction to bison is a steak or a burger. These also are the cuts most readily available grocers. For steak, he prefers simple preparations that allow the unique flavor of the meat to come through, such as a simple rub of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper for steaks. Using ground bison, which usually is more than 90 percent lean, presents a slightly different challenge. A bison burger, for example, will have the best flavor and texture if it is cooked to rare or mediumrare at the most. Federal guidelines recommend cooking ground beef (and bison) to at least 155 F, which amounts to medium-well to well done. But that will give you a dry

and crumbly bison burger. If you do plan to cook ground bison past medium-rare, Ash recommends adding some fattier ground beef or even pork to help keep it moist. Aidells has a similar approach. He likes to add plain yogurt and fresh breadcrumbs to his bison burgers, meatloaves and meatball blends. But if you prefer your meat well done, you can still enjoy bison, says Aidells. He feels that the tougher cuts, such as the brisket, chuck and short ribs, often are overlooked and can be the most enjoyable parts of the bison. The tougher meat has much less fat than the same cut of beef, but has substantially more collagen, which the connective tissue in the muscle. When cooked at a low temperature over a long time, this collagen eventually melts, creating fall-apart tender meat. Braising tougher cuts in a flavorful liquid, says Aidells, is an excellent way to go. The rich flavor of the bison meat stands up well to intense seasonings. Though ground bison and some types of steak are widely available, to get some of the other cuts you may need to ask your butcher or even order from a purveyor of specialty meats. Go to for a list of sources for bison meat.

Soften tough bison ribs with long, slow cooking

A tough cut of meat, the short ribs become meltingly tender when cooked slowly over low heat. In this recipe, bison short ribs, which are leaner than beef, are simmered in a broth flavored with Thai red curry paste, garlic, ginger, cilantro and fish sauce. Bison short ribs can be found at specialty meat markets and online. For bone-in short ribs, both Englishstyle (a single bone with a chunk of meat attached) and flanken-style (thinner cut with 3 to 4 ribs per strip) will work for this recipe. Remove any silver skin — the tough, silvery-looking membrane lining the meat-side of the ribs — before cooking. RED CURRY BISON SHORT RIBS WITH BABY BOK CHOY Start to finish: 3 hours (45 minutes active)

Servings: 6 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons red curry paste (more or less to taste) 3 cloves garlic Three 1/8-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro stems plus 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves, divided 6 scallions, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons canola oil 3 pounds bone-in bison short ribs or 2 pounds boneless, trimmed 2 cups thinly sliced red onion 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice, or more to taste 3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup lite coconut milk 6 baby bok choy, cut in half, or 3 regular bok choy, quartered Ground black pepper, to taste

In a blender or food processor, combine the curry paste, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems, scallions and water. Blend until they form a loose paste. Add more water if the mixture

is too dense to blend. Set aside. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium, heat the oil. Add the ribs and brown on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes total.

Stir in the red curry mixture, onion, broth, fish sauce and lime juice. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook, turning the ribs every 30 minutes, until the meat is very tender when pierced with a fork, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Transfer the ribs to a plate, then cover to keep warm. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk to the broth in the pot. Bring to a simmer. Add bok choy, then cover and cook until the thick ends of the bok choy can be easily pierced with a fork, about 10 to 20 minutes. Season with pepper and more lime juice, if desired. Serve topped with cilantro leaves. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 211 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated); 79 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 31 g protein; 3 g fiber; 759 mg sodium.

Better together: What beer to drink with bison
By Victoria Brett

Bison meat is a popular healthy alternative to beef; fans say it’s sweeter and lighter. But what to

drink with this beast of the plains? “Most buffalo is grass-fed before the animals are finished on grain,” says Gourmet magazine food editor Ian Knauer. “As you might expect, the flavor of the grasses comes

through in the meat. “A great way to spotlight those naturally grassy flavors is to pair them with a particularly grassy beer,” he says. High in protein and iron, and low

in fat and calories, buffalo meat is popping up on menus as burgers, steaks, chili, even lasagna. For beers, Knauer suggests Green Flash Brewing Co.’s West Coast IPA. “It’s so hoppy that, at first whiff, it

reminds me of a freshly cut lawn,” he says. Then chase the beer down with rye whiskey, since rye is also a grass. The chaser will “only help to heighten the whole cowboy experience,” says Knauer.


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“In as much as we want a skate park for our youth,we have to really start buckling down and asking ourselves,‘Are these things we want or are these things we need,given the current fiscal situation?’Is this really something we need at this time.... We wanted a place for our youth to be able to go.Now, can we afford a skate park as well?’My guess is no,not now.”
— John Kiramis,Foster City mayor

[The skate park] would give us another option,” Spencer said. Instead of skating outside, the boys were inside the center yesterday playing Skate, a skateboarding video game. Yeh, who is a skater, called the postponement “evil.” Foster City teens from sixth graders to seniors in high school can register to use the center for a one-time fee of $25 and receive an identification card. Every teen who uses the facility must have an ID card so staff will be assured that every teen in the center has registered and knows the rules. The ID cards are also used to check out sports equipment, games and movies. For more information on teen events call Tiffany at 286-3395 or visit The council meets 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at Council Chambers, 620 Foster City Blvd.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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“I just think given the state of the national economy, state economy, I don’t think this is the time to spend almost a quarter of a million dollars on a skate park. In my mind, I just can’t justify that expense when we’re looking at deficit,” said Vice Mayor Rick Wykoff. Mayor John Kiramis shared Wykoff’s concerns. “In as much as we want a skate park for our youth, we have to really start buckling down and asking ourselves, ‘Are these things we want or are these things we need, given the current fiscal situation?’ Is this really something we need at this time. ... We wanted a place for our youth to be able to go. Now, can we afford a skate park as well?’ My guess is no, not now,” he said. Councilwoman Pam Frisella, on the other hand, said the project has always included the skate park and money is set aside for it. Children had to wait for other projects, holding up the teen center.

“Now it’s their turn and we voted on it to do it. It is bad economic times, but this is a totally different fund,” she said acknowledging that it is a lot of money. “We wanted it, the money is there and we deserve to have it,” she said. The Vibe, the city’s new teen center, opened this summer after years of housing the program on a trailer, a fix that was meant to be temporary. Now, overlooking the lagoon, sits a large building offering pool tables, ping pong, a variety of movies and video games, which can be played using different consoles on one of three large television screens. There is foosball, air hockey

and basketball outside. A cafe offering snacks is also housed in the facility. Teens who use the facility, skaters and nonskaters alike, were saddened by the decision not to build the skate park. Twelve-year-old Cairo Spencer, who was playing video games with Chris Yeh and Anthony Valenzuela at the Vibe yesterday afternoon, does not skateboard, but still wanted the park. Without the park, many skaters take to the basketball court which is not good for the court, he explained. Also, Spencer likes riding his bike. Such a park would allow him to practice tricks. “There’s nothing really to do in Foster City.

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Her kitchen tools reflected her utter lack of pretense, said John Willoughby, executive editor of Gourmet magazine. “If something worked well, for example, she really couldn’t care less if it was traditional or not; efficiency in the kitchen

was always to be embraced,” he said. The food processor is a perfect example, he said. “When it was first introduced, I remember thinking that I probably should just ignore it, since chopping things by machine rather than by hand couldn’t possibly be right. Then Julia endorsed it, and like hundreds of thousands of other American cooks, that convinced me to give it a try. Think of the millions of hours of chopping that she has saved by her openness to new ideas.” Child had a sure, unpretentious confidence in knowing who she was and what she loved, said Christopher Kimball, publisher of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. “She wasn’t hopping around like so many food magazines doing the hot, latest thing,” he said, recalling how he joined Child to watch the 2000 election returns on a small TV in an alcove off her kitchen. “It was just about the food and the com-

pany,” he said. It’s all about the whisk for Lucinda Scala Quinn, editorial director of food at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Quinn cooked her way through Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” as a teenager, discovering the many uses for whipped egg whites and cream, from meringue to Swiss buttercream to butter. “The alchemy of it all and the magical transformational possibilities of that one tool, the whisk, ... has never ceased to amaze me,” she said. Tanya Steel became a fan of Child’s at an even younger age, after declaring at age 8 that she would not spend the rest of her life eating her mother’s awful cooking. “I literally learned every single thing from Julia Child,” said Steel, editor-in-chief of, the online home for Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.



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Conflicting portrait of terror suspect RACE
By Mike Baker

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Daniel Boyd may have spent the past three years traveling to the Middle East, secretly buying guns and training for jihad with a group of aspiring terrorists as federal authorities claim, but people on his cul-de-sac said Tuesday he also made plenty of time to be a good neighbor. The 39-year-old drywall contractor and his wife were family oriented, always quick to help with gardens and treehouses and raised well-mannered kids, neighbors said a day after the FBI arrested Boyd and six others, accusing the men of planning to kidnap, kill and maim people abroad. “If he’s a terrorist, he’s the nicest terrorist I ever met in my life. I don’t think he is,” said Charles Casale, 46, a neighbor in Willow Spring who recently got pointers on planting vegetables from the Boyds. Federal investigators said Boyd

was the ringleader of a small North Carolinabased terrorist group, involved in three years of nefarious international travel, gun buys and Daniel Boyd military-style training trips. Authorities claim the group, including an eighth suspect believed to be in Pakistan, were gearing up for a “violent jihad,” though prosecutors haven’t detailed any specific targets or timeframe. Prosecutors said Boyd received terrorist training in Pakistan and brought the teachings back to North Carolina, where over the past three years he recruited followers willing to die as martyrs waging jihad — the Arabic word for holy war. Frustrated by Raleigh-area mosques that were too moderate, Boyd started breaking away this year abundance. “We’re trying to make sure we are prepared for the future in light of the state budget debacle and its takeaways,” Koelling said. The council intends to review the budget quarterly instead of every six months, Koelling said, to help anticipate how the budget will go over the next three to four years. Consolidating departments and contracting out for services are both being considered to help balance future budgets, Koelling said. Koelling cautions, though, the city is in the very early stages of looking at “essential” services and nothing is set in stone. Foster City currently has a $19 million reserve but that number is expected to decrease to $13 million by 2014, said Vice Mayor Rick Wykoff. His group would rather wait until 2012 to build more support for a ballot initiative but would be happy with an earlier victory, he said. Pro-legalization advocates were emboldened earlier this year by a Field Poll that found 56 percent of California voters supported legalizing and taxing marijuana. A similar but less restrictive pot legalization initiative was filed two weeks ago by a group of Northern California criminal defense lawyers. The Tax, Regulate and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 would set no specific limits on the amount of pot adults could possess or grow for personal use. The measure would

to hold prayers in his home, prosecutors said. In the last two months, he took two group members to private property in north-central North Carolina to practice military tactics and use weapons. “It’s clear from the indictment that the overt acts in the conspiracy were escalating,” U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said. At his home, though, Boyd’s neighbors and family defended him. Boyd’s wife, Sabrina, vowed that he was part of an “ordinary family” and urged the public not to rush to judgment. Boyd’s sons Zakariya, 20, and Dylan, 22, were also named in the indictment. “We have the right to justice, and we believe that justice will prevail,” she said in a statement. “We are decent people who care about other human beings.” A friend and neighbor, 20-year-old Jeremy Kuhn, said the family seemed closer and more loving than any of the other nearby households. “We’re trying to get to 2014 with a balanced budget and a healthy reserve,” Wykoff said. The July 4 celebration, an event that costs the city about $55,000 annually, is not an essential service but rather a “desirable” service, Wykoff said. Cable television service costs the city about $400,000 annually but Wykoff thinks that number can shrink to $200,000 if original productions are cut out. “We want to leave personnel out of it,” Wykoff said. “Departments can start looking at cutting 5 percent to 10 percent from its supplies costs.” The city is looking at some potential financial setbacks, Kiramis said, including rising retirement costs and declining property and sales tax revenue. repeal all local and state marijuana laws and clear the criminal record of anyone convicted of a pot-related offense. Both ballot measures would be competing with a bill introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. The San Francisco Democrat is pushing legalization as a way to generate revenue for the cashstarved state from California’s massive marijuana industry. He plans to hold hearings on the legislation this fall. Ammiano said his bill and the ballot initiatives are all part of a “perfect storm” that will lead to

“If it turns out they were terrorists, I will be the most shocked person in the world,” he said. “I think they have seven innocent people sitting in jail waiting to have their lives ruined.” The other four men arrested range in age from 21 to 33. Only one is not a U.S. citizen, but he is a legal resident. An attorney who met with one of the defendants, Ziyad Yaghi, 21, said Yaghi was disappointed. “Our concern is that people are rushing to a judgment and there’s no evidence that anyone’s been shown,” attorney Robert Nunley said. Public defenders assigned to Boyd did not return messages seeking comment, and there were no attorneys for the other men listed in court records. If convicted of providing material support to terrorism and “conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad,” the men could face life in prison. They are expected to appear in court Thursday for a detention hearing. “Hopefully, the economy will recover but we can’t make assumptions,” Kiramis said. “We want to anticipate problems and make decisions early on so the impact to Foster City won’t be as serious as in surrounding cities.” However, Councilwoman Pam Frisella said determining what services are considered “essential” depends on who you talk to. “Public safety is essential but so are parks,” Frisella said. “‘Essential to whom’ is the question to ask.” The city will have many of its employees retire in coming years and those positions can always be frozen, Frisella said.

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“I’m not sure the budget process in Sacramento is going to get better,” Councilman Art Kiesel said. “We are asking our department heads to prioritize their programs and projects to help out the council if the state continues to collapse.” The trouble is, not all councilmembers agree on what services in the city are “essential” outside of public safety and infrastructure. Councilwoman Linda Koelling notes that large companies who do business in Foster City like its employees and their families to have access to recreational amenities, of which Foster City has an

only after finances are put in order. If elected, Friedman would be following Lees Dwyer in a way. She was elected to the high school district in 2005 after leaving the Burlingame Elementary School District. If re-elected, Lees Dwyer already has a number of goals including equal opportunity for students to programs; encouraging teachers to further their own education; engaging more parent participation in nonfundraising events; and conservatively managing district and bond funds. Lees Dwyer said it is her duty, as a trustee, to read everything sent to her thoroughly and ask questions, particularly difficult ones. That includes attending events and meetings needed to understand the schools and issues the district faces. Hanley, first elected in 2001, recognized the coming years will be difficult. Despite economic difficulties, Hanley hoped to further the academic focus by putting available resources toward struggling students. Along the same line, Hanley hoped to further the college track curriculum into the upper grades. Robert Griffin Lastly, Hanley hoped to focus on ensuring Measure M funds are used wisely and projects are finished on time. Griffin, who was the only unknown factor, filed to run for re-election yesterday. If re-elected, it would be Griffin’s fifth term.

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A 1-year-old girl was also discovered at the house with severe rashes and abscesses, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Vasquez allegedly had left the children unsupervised at 9 p.m. after they went to bed but did not ask anyone to keep an eye on them. Vasquez faced up to six months in jail when he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child endangerment. Instead, he received the lesser term alongside standard fees and fines. In return for his plea, prosecutors also reduced the counts to misdemeanors from felonies and dismissed a third. In comparison, he faced approximately eight and a half years in prison if convicted by a jury. Vasquez has no prior convictions in San Mateo County, according to court records.

Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

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push a first-of-its-kind tax on city medical marijuana dispensaries that passed with 80 percent of the vote last week. The statewide measure needs nearly 434,000 signatures to make the November 2010 ballot. “It’s one more pretty amazing element in the momentum toward ending statewide prohibition,” said Stephen Gutwillig, California director of the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 CHP Older Driver Seminar for Seniors. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, Belmont. Take control of your driving future and stay on the road longer. Free. To register call 363-4572. Karaoke Fun and Contest. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Shops at Tanforan. Enjoy free activities and entertainment for the entire family. For more information contact Jessica Ancheta at Learn how to ‘green’ your house and stay within your budget. 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Green Sustainable Center, 1 Chestnut Ave., South San Francisco. $20. For more information call 5881113. The Latina Breast Cancer Agency health and bingo event. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information call 415584-3449. Millbrae Music on Broadway featuring ‘Zoo Station.’ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 500 block of Broadway. For more information call 259-2360. Burlingame Library’s Adult Summer Reading program presents the Aiken/Windom family speaking about their experience travelling the world for

marijuana legalization. “All this is beneficial at this stage in the game,” he said. El Cerrito Police Chief Scott Kirkland said the public health costs of increased drug abuse would outweigh any financial gain from legalization. Kirkland, who heads the California Police Chiefs Association medical marijuana task force, also said he did not believe traffickers would be eager to start paying taxes if pot became legal. “I do not believe the black market will go away,” he said. “There’s too much money in it.”

a year with children. 7 p.m. Lane Community Room, Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. For more information call 558-7444, ext. 2. THURSDAY, JULY 30 American Red Cross, Northern California Region Mobile Blood Drive. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame. For more information call 800-4483543. San Francisco Job Fair and Education Expo. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clarion Hotel, 401 E. Millbrae Ave., Millbrae. For more information visit or Nature Quilt Lecture and Trunk Show by Jennifer Snedeker. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Millbrae Library meeting room, 1 Library Ave. Free. For more information call 697- 7607. Free Lecture: Nutrition. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Sunset Room, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Presented by Kaiser Hospital staff. Free. For more information call 780-7270. Free Movie: ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’ 3 p.m. San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo. When a witch turns young Sophie into an old woman, she takes refuge in Howl’s magical cas-

tle. Free. For more information call 5227802. Hot Harvest Nights Farmers Market. 4 8 p.m. Downtown Laurel Street, San Carlos. Come and shop for fresh and locally grown foods. Event sponsored by the Daily Journal. Free and open to the public. For more information call 593-1068. San Carlos Art Walk. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 600 and 800 blocks of Laurel Street, San Carlos. Central Park Music Series presents, ‘Molly’s Revenge.’ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. San Mateo Central Park, 50 E. 50th Ave., one block off of El Camino Real in downtown San Mateo. For more information call 522-7522 ext. 2767 or visit Movie: ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation.’ 7 p.m. Lane Community Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. For more information call 558-7444, ext. 2. Snoopy! the musical. Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Also on July 31, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and second at 2 p.m. $10. For more information call 349-6411. Movies on the Square: ‘Hairspray.’ 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Movie starts at sundown. FRIDAY, JULY 31 Serramonte Center hosts blood drive. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Serramonte Center, Serramonte and Gellert Blvd., off Hwy 280, Daly City. Locals are encouraged to come out and donate blood to help Serramonte Center achieve its goal of 22 pints of blood. For more information visit Music on the Square. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Come enjoy a tribute to Journey by Evolution. Free. For more information visit Free Concert in the Park-San Carlos. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burton Park, 1017 Cedar St., San Carlos. Enjoy Zydeco & Cajun music by Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Gather with friends and family and enjoy entertainment in the park. Free. For more information call 8024382. Burlingame Park and Recreation’s drama troupe ‘Acting Out and About’ will present a play. 7p.m. Lion’s Hall, 990 Burlingame Ave.,

Burlingame. For more information call 697-6936. Free Concert in the Park-Foster City. 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Leo Ryan Park, corner of Shell and East Hillsdale boulevards, Foster City. Enjoy a tribute by the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Bring a blanket, food and friends! Free. For more information call 286-3380. A Band Called Pain, Deadbreed, Slightly Left, and Weapon Eleven. 8 p.m. Little Fox in Redwood City. Come hear the bands that are tearing up the Bay Area. $12 in advance and $14 at the door. SATURDAY, AUG. 1 Millbrae firefighters charity event. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Millbrae Pancake House, Millbrae. Procedes will be benefiting various charities the firefighters collect for. Breastfeeding Class 10 a.m. to noon. Mills Hospital, fourth floor conference room, 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo. Breastfeeding class with other pregnant/new moms. Babies, partners, grandmas welcome! Presented by the Nursing Mother’s Council. Free. For more information call 327-MILK (6455). First Time Home Buyer Seminar. 10 a.m. to noon. 1700 South El Camino, San Mateo. To register call 655-2500.


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constructive suggestions. You’ll find that this person hasn’t lost his or her touch.


In the year ahead, you’ll finally get a chance to put together a long-contemplated venture that is both practical and worthwhile. What makes it so interesting? If it works, it could be hugely profitable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be on your toes, and you may discover a wonderful and profitable opportunity others have been treating indifferently. When you hear what it is, you’ll instantly know how to make it work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Find some time to have fun and enjoy yourself, but only after you have completed all serious assignments. You won’t be able to relax with neglected matters on your mind. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It might not be too smart to make a decision without first discussing things with someone you respect and trust. Talk through serious matters with an experienced pal. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Because you’re willing to work
hard -- not just for yourself but for everyone depending on you -- your efforts will have excellent chances of a material reward.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you uphold a promise you made to someone who is depending on you, regardless of how much the inconvenience, your actions will enhance your image in bigger ways than you can image. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Frivolous pursuits may be quite enjoyable at the moment, but if they are done at the expense of work responsibilities, they won’t prove to be fulfilling. Be productive first. Play later. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take advantage of those
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Joby Ross, PGA Instructor Mariners Point, Foster City Call to schedule a lesson. All skill levels welcome (650)573-7888, *300

CAREGIVERS2 yrs experienced required. Immediate Placement on all assignments!


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COOK Experienced, breakfast, weekends, must speak English.Call Oliver, (650)430-4561 Fiddlers Green, Millbrae CUST SERVICE/ASST MANAGER SPORTS MINDED, Hard work with serious pay. 18-25 guys/gals needed to start now! No Exp Nec. (650)921-3431

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Certificated Local Teacher All Ages! Students, get a jump-start on Fall!

DRIVER Yellow Cab Company looking for Driver FT/PT, clear driving record. 650-312-1212


- Cab drivers wanted now, clean DMV, Clean Background, Get hired on the spot, (650)704-2736.

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ASST MANAGERS/ CUSTOMER SERVICE STUDENTS F/T SUMMER WORK Fun, casual & professional Co. is looking for 18-25 CRAZY individuals. Must enjoy working hard & able to work well with the opposite sex. Call (650) 204-9135.

FOSTER CARE FOR ADULTS California MENTOR is seeking committed, compassionate, positive people willing to share their home and help an adult with developmental disabilities lead an integrated life in the community. As a Mentor, you’ll be part of a professional team that will offer you a tax free stipend, continuing training and 24 hours support. Take the first step and call our recruiter, Rich Peterson, at (707) 224-1904, ext. 14. HOME CARE AIDES Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp required. Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273, (408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273

needed and applications are currently being accepted.

Experienced only apply in person: 2001 Palm Ave. San Mateo 94403 AUTO INSTALLER of truck and van accessories. Auto interior experience helpful but not required. Valid CDL required Call Weekdays (650)-992-5755

Contact phone (650)654-9700

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Burlingame Company has 20-30 positions available due to recent expansion in the Bay Area. No experience necessary. Training provided. • FULL TIME or more • Earn Production bonuses • Incentive trips • Earn While you learn • Management Training • Teamwork Atmosphere

AUTOMOTIVE - Auto repair shop in San Mateo now hiring Smog Technican, Service Writer, Painter Call Kevin at (650)863-0898 AVON SELL OR BUY Earn up 50% + bonsues Hablamos Espanol 1(866)440-5795 Independent Sales Rep

Elder Care Aides, CNA's live in. Great Jobs, competitive pay. Hourly and live in available. Medical, Dental, OT, 401K. Paid Vacations and holidays. INFORMATICA CORPORATION has employment opportunities in Redwood City, CA for the positions of Software QA Engineer (RC#22); Senior Sales Consultant/ Solutions Engineer (RC#34); Senior Director Global Recruitment (RC#33); Software Engineer (RC#11); and Marketing Communications Representative (RC#35). Send your resume (must reference job title and job code) to Informatica Corporation, Attn: Kita Manisap, 100 Cardinal Way, Redwood City, CA 94063. SALES -

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Short and long term cases available. 2 years work experience Compassion and Positive Attitude a must Bonuses, Commitment Raises and Stability offered.

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Mon & Wed 6:30pm to 8pm Ages 13-15 San Mateo High School Mission Baseball For info call (650)483-9908

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234015 The following person is doing business as: Angel’s Hair at Peninsula Beauty, 1316 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Angela Liu, 72 Derby St., Daly City, CA 94015. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Angela Liu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/06/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234259 The following person is doing business as: Mortgage Center Real Estate Funding, 199 California Dr., #200, Millbrae, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Mortgage Center Corp., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Jeff Law / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/20/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234126 The following person is doing business as: Ion It Service, 734 Bounty Dr., #3415, Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Se Yong Jun, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Se Yong Jun / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/10/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #233993 The following person is doing business as: Carter West Engineering, CSWP, 299 Old County Road, Ste. 23., San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Seacwest Marine, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Carter West / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/03/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234176 The following person is doing business as: PLH Productions, 1421 Hillcrest Blvd., Millbrae, CA 94030 is hereby registered by the following owner: Peter L. Homer, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/09/09. /s/ Peter L. Homer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234287 The following person is doing business as: Marvelous Nails, 1485 El Camino Real, #206, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Truc Kien Nguyen, 2652 E. Trimble Road, San Jose, CA 95132. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Truc Kien Nguyen / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/21/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09).

296 Appliances
MINI FRIDGE - 20 inches high, $35., (650)355-2996. NEW 12 cup Mr. Coffee, programmable, self cleaning, water filter, Black & Chrome. $70/obo. (650)573-3306 VACUUM - Kenmore Hepafilter upright vacuum, $35., (650)355-2996 WATER DISPENSER Hamilton Beach power heat, cold $65., (650)367-1350

299 Computers
POLAROID COLOR PRINTER foto p310, never used, $35., (650)367-1350

300 Toys
PRINCESS KITCHEN -Brand new, never opened, $30. Paid $60. (650)759-4862

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE BOOKCASE - 25 inches w/ 40’ H, 4 shelves, $99., (650)387-4002 ANTIQUE RED WAGON - Jet Rex, good condition, metal, $49. (650)349-6059 ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE with tredle base and wood cover excellent condition. $100. (650)343-8626. ANTIQUE, RARE Butcher Block Table, with turned legs, 5 ft. x 3 ft. x 29 inches high. $1,600. (650)341-9404 CREATIONS SERIES - Collector Plates, Artist Yiannis Koustis, (9) Courageous Few, (3) Creations, (6) Promised Land series, $100 for all, or $7/ea, certificates and boxes, (650)755-9833. HOWARD MILLER Grandfather Clock with beviled glass on front, runs fine, $850., (650)355-2996. TYPEWRITER "OLIVETTI 32", good condition, $30., (408)249-3858 LETTERA

298 Collectibles
100 YEARBOOKS - 1970-1990’s Giants, 49ers, Red Sox, & other sports books with insert cards, $60/all, (650)207-2712. 1974’S EISENHOWER silver dollars (5), proof sets, comes in a red velvet lined slide out box with gold embossed US seal on front, $10. each, (650)591-6596 40'S RADIO replica cathedrial style mahogony am/fm $15., (650)873-4030 400 RECORDS - 45's from 1978 Phillys, Yankees, Red Sox, Reds, $100/all., (650)568-0801. ANTIQUE POGO STICK - $20., Pacifica, (415)999-4947 ART PRINTS - Early 50’s Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, and western prints, all 6 for $40., (650)568-0801 AVENGERS BRITISH TV - Emma Peel, 1967, 22 episodes, $20., (650)873-4030 BARBIE DOLLS - Clean & nicely dressed, good condition, $2. each, 50 available, (650)583-6269. BAY MEADOWS RACE TRACK Unused collectibles, $50/obo. SOLD! BEANIE BEARS - 48 Plush purple bears, mint condition, with tags, $30. all, (650)568-0801 BOX OF SPORTS CARDS (450 total) $20/all, (650)592-2648. COMIC BOOKS - "Golden Age", Dennis The Menace, Little Lu Lu, excellent condition, $100/both, (650)568-0801 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BRITTANICA like new, 18 vol., '68, $30/all, SSF, (650)583-8069 FRUIT CRATE LITHOGRAPHS - 22 Washington applies to Southern CA citrus, call for info., $80. all, (650)207-2712 GIANTS PORTRAITS by Todd Gold 1979 Willie McCovy, Jack Clark, JohnY. Lemaster, all 10 for $20., (650)207-2712. JIM BEAN BOTTLES - Many shapes & sizes (8 total) $12 each, (650)364-7777 KENTUCKY DERBY 2000 large painting horse & jockey, $40., (650)873-4030 LUCILLE BALL PICTURE, Eating Candy at Factory. Framed, 20'L x 16'W $25. 650-591-0145. MCCORMACK REVOLUTIONARY War liquor bottles, Washington & Jefferson 12 inches tall, $45 each. 650-364-7777 OFFICIAL NHL PUCk - 75th anniversary, in lucite display, mint condition, great gift, $30., (650)207-2712 OLD SANDWICH GRILL- art deco. Westinghouse, excellent condition, $100, (650)568-0801. PHILLY'S GREAT PLAYERS - 25 Prez Steele postcards, Mike Schmidt, 100th anniv. ,$100/all, (650)568-0801 PORCELAIN DOLLS - 2 animated carolers, fancy dress with lights $50/all, (650)358-9249. RARE OAKLAND Raider 3 pin super bowl victory set, $5/all. 650-873-4030. ROCKY SERIES - VHS, 'the Atalian Stallion', 5 movies, $12/all, (650)8734030 SALEM CHINA - 119 pieces from 50’s. Good condition, $300., appraised at $800., (650)345-3450. SF 49ER '95 Superbowl VHS Video $3. 650-873-4030 SF POSTCARDS - 600 with envelopes, all the sites, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Alcatraz, $30/all, (650)568-0801. SPORTS CARDS SUPPLIES - Large quantity, sheets, binders, lucite holders, sleeves, plastic boxes, all for $20., (650)207-2712. STAMP CATALOGS complete set of 6 2007 $50/all. 415-225-4770 STAMP COLLECTIONS with free albums USA and worldwide only $90 415-225-4770 STARS OF THE 30'S - Rooney, Flynn 11 cards, $100/all, (650)568-0801. STATUE "BEAUTIFUL Blessed Mother" full body ceramic 12.5 inches tall 5.5 inches W. good condition $15., (650)3475104 STATUE SACRED heart of Jesus beautiful full body ceramic 16 3/4 inches tall, 6 inches W, great condition, $55., (650)347-5104 SWING ERA collectibles '36-'45 30 LPS rare great condition $65 SSF (650)583-8069 TAMPA BAY ROWDIES - Commemorative Pepsi bottle, 1975, NAFL Champions, mint condition, $30., (650)207-2712 UCLA BRUINS - Commemorative bottle mint condition, salute to John Wooden, 1975, $30., (650)207-2712 VICTORIAN VICTON TALKING MACHINE- 1910, works and looks fine, $650., (650)579-7020 VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS 60's-90's over 1500 cards some stars and hall of famers $20 all., (650)207-2712.

VINTAGE FRONT DOOR - 1924, 36x80 with 15 panes of original glass, $25 obo, (650)348-5533 WALL CLOCK- antique gold mirrored glass, 24 by 24, $50. Call (650)7559833.

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COLOR TV RCA - 19 inch, DVD hook-up capability, $75 obo., (408)613-5013. CORDLESS PHONE 30 channel AutoScan, like new, $20., (650)570-7684 LARGE CONSOLE TV Zenith, 80's style with VCR needs light work $100, (650)997-0750. ONKYO HOME STEREO WOOFER $35., (650)522-8772. PANASONIC COLOR TV, 20”, with remote and new converter box. Digital antenna or cable ready. $85. (650)3448549 SONY PSP VIDEO GAME - Barely used, with games installed, $100., (650)771-3324 SONY TV 20 inches with convertible box excellent condition $100/all, (650)3683037 TV - 22” Samsung Flat Screen HD, $290., (650)387-0796. TV - 26” Mitsubishi with remote, with rolling TV stand, $99., (650)255-7864. TV 19 inch with remote $35., (650)7590503 VCR - $20, (650)367-1350

The Daily Journal is looking for interns to do entry level reporting, research, updates of our ongoing features and interviews. Photo interns also welcome. We expect a commitment of four to eight hours a week for at least four months. The internship is unpaid, but intelligent, aggressive and talented interns have progressed in time into paid correspondents and full-time reporters. College students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Newspaper experience is preferred but not necessarily required. Please send a cover letter describing your interest in newspapers, a resume and three recent clips. Before you apply, you should familiarize yourself with our publication. Our Web site: Send your information via e-mail to or by regular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402.

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SPORTS INTERN The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for sports interns. Interns compile statistics & perform other administrative duties while participating in the fast-paced news room of San Mateo County’s best newspaper for local sports. Familiarity with sports, particularly local prep sports, is a plus. To apply, please submit a resume, any relevant clips and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in local sports journalism and the Daily Journal. Send your information via e-mail at or by regular mail to: 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402. No phone calls please. TECHNOLOGY YODLEE, Inc. has the following job opportunity available (various levels/types) in Redwood City, CA: Sr. Technical Consultant Mail resume to : Yodlee, Inc., Attn: Staffing, 3600 Bridge Parkway, Ste. 200, Redwood City, CA 94065. Must reference job code JS8 to be considered.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234099 The following person is doing business as: Queen Swaggerly, 214 A Street, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cecille Basila, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Cecille Basila / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/09/09. (Published 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09, 08/19/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234250 The following person is doing business as: Botanicals by Brenda, 1321 Palm Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Brenda Bennett, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/02/09. /s/ Brenda Bennett / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/17/09. (Published 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09, 08/19/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #233744 The following person is doing business as: (1)She Sells Resale, (2)Belmont Mediation, 136 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lynne Ellen Fitzgerald, 2315 Casa Bona Ave., Belmont, CA 94002. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lynne Ellen Fitzgerald / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/19/09. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/09, 07/15/09, 07/22/09, 07/29/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234110 The following person is doing business as: Printing by Design, 345 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Robert W. Rourk, 812 Revere Way, Emerald Hills, CA 94062. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Robert W. Rourk / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/13/09. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/15/09, 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #233988 The following person is doing business as: GGI Bookkeeping Biz., 1784 S. Norfolk st., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Guadalupe Gurrola Ibarra, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Guadalupe Gurrola Ibarra/ This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/02/09. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/15/09, 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #234260 The following person is doing business as: Gaia Kitchen & Bath, 2043 Ralston Ave., Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Village Design Studio, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Susannah Gardner / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/20/09. (Published 07/22/09, 07/29/09, 08/05/09, 08/12/09).

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BAR STOOL - Light yellow beechwood stool. Good cond. $20, (650)278-6342 BAR STOOL chair $50, (650)367-1350 BAR STOOL(WOOD) with high back good condition, $60., (650)367-1350 BAR STOOL: Light yellow beechwood stool. Good cond.:$20 (650)278-2702 BEDROOM DRESSER with 4 drawers painted white with flowers $75., (650)572-8034 BEDROOM SET complete double French provincial all wood with headboard, footboard and frame includes mattress and box springs, $650. (650)345-7071. BEDROOM SET, $750/obo. (650)4017986 or or (650)455-6717 BOOK SHELF - Unique folding wood bookshelf. Sell $30., (650)278-6342. BOOK SHELF: Unique folding wood book self. :$30. (650)278-2702 CHERRY WOOD TV CONSOLE - Glass door on left. Bottom drawer. Roll top cover, $60., (650)343-2695 CHINESE FANCY cocktail side table - 2 door, 1 drawer, excellent condition, antique, $95. obo, (650)349-6059. COFFEE TABLE wooden with glass top and matching end table $100/all. 650363-0509 COFFEE TABLE. Mahogany. Fancy oval top. Curved legs. Good condition. $60 or best offer. 650-583-6269 COFFEE TABLE: 27"x27"x19". Light. Clean. 2 door cabinet underneath tabletop. $15:Cell:(310)259-0080 COFFEE TABLE: Quality Elegant. Nice wood. Sides fold up (5").30"x21"x16, 1/2".$20.Cell:(310)259-0080 COMPUTER DESK - Pine finish, small stain desktop, keyboard/CPU storage, $65. SOLD! DESK - for small space, Black/White wood and Formica 30" tall 21" deep 21" across $40.(650)619-9932 DINING ROOM SET, French Provincial, 4 chairs, 2 arm chairs, table w/extension, padding, and china cabinet and buffet. $1,000. (415)601-2629 DIRECTORS TYPE CHAIR with leather seat, $35., (650)355-2996

Top pay. Appointment Setter. Working from choice leads. Experienced only apply. Hourly guaranteed plus bonuses, bonuses, bonuses. Mr. Tempus (650)372-2813

Now Accepting Applications RN, LVN, CNA & RNA, (PM) PT Dietary Cook
Must be able to read, write & communicate w/the elderly

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FOUND - Male terrier in San Bruno. Call Sharon (650)222-2622 FOUND - Necklace in Burlingame. Call Police Dept. to describe. (650)777-4100 ask for Inspector Alvarez. I, NASIM Mazahreh, lost my Jordanian passport in SF Bay area. If found, please call (650)777-0007 LOST - My friend lost her 3 lb. silky Yorkie on April 29th. She had a pink collar and name tag on her. We are afraid someone is trying to sell her for some quick cash. Her name is Emma. We have posted flyers everywhere and informed a few vets, but no calls so far. Reward! Call Sharon (650)222-2622 LOST COCKATIEL - Bird (small parrot), Orange cheeks, Tan color. Last seen May 31st on Dartmouth/Maple, SM. Reward if found or spotted. Call (650) 375-8505/ (650) 678-3540. LOST OPAL RING Gold setting, family keepsake. April 29th. San Carlos. REWARD. (650)591-3817

The Daily Journal seeks sales professionals to set appointments and/or sell advertising over the phone. This opportunity offers compensation that includes base + commission, all in a dynamic, high-growth company headquartered in San Mateo. You must be reliable, action-oriented, customer-focused, and a self-starter. Email your resume to:

Love Is Ageless San Mateo Convalescent Small & Caring Apply in person San Mateo Convalescent Hospital 453 N. San Mateo Dr. (650)342-6255 EOE

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NOW HIRING for Live-in Caregiver!!! SIGN ON BONUS!!! Recruiting for San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara areas. We offer excellent benefits! *Medical / Vision / Dental / Life Ins. * 401K/Credit Union * Direct Deposit REQUIREMENTS: * 1 yrs experience * Own Vehicle * Car Insurance * Valid Drivers * Good Communication skills. Call today to set up an interview: 1-800-417-1897 or 650-558-8848 or send Resume to

Fiesta Shopping Center 709 Bermuda Dr. San Mateo Open Wednesdays ‘til 8 pm - Come & Stitch!

294 Baby Stuff
EDDIE BAUER 3 car seat in 1 (infant car seat, toddler car seat, auto booster seat). Hardly used, excellent condition $70. (650) 878-0788 GRACO HEAVY duty stroller. Reclining seat. Hardly used, excellent condition. $80. (650) 878-0788 JEEP ALL Terrain Stroller with 9 features. Hardly used, excellent condition. $100. (650) 878-0788 TODDLER CLOTHES for girls. 2 - 6 Years old. Hardly used. Big bag full. $50. (650) 878-0788


Now accepting applications for Fall 2009 1st Day Sept 3rd. 1442 Fulton, SF & 5th Ave., RWC Call Jan at (415)724-7458 for info.

296 Appliances
ITALIAN ESPRESSO machine, like new, originally $300 asking $100. 650-5945945 KENMORE DRYER - front loading gas dryer, uses low pressure, $100., (650)355-2996. REFRIGERATOR , SMALL, 4x3, runs great, SOLD!

SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)430-8414 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - White oak wash, holds 27” TV with storage, $65., (650)619-2076.

299 Computers
MID TOWER PC CASE ATX ULTRA WIZARD, never used, $35., (650)3671350

304 Furniture
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with Desk beautiful french style $100, (650)9970750 KITCHEN GLASS table 36 inches round with grey base $70, (650)572-8034. KITCHEN TABLE - Round, glass top, 42”, with 4 cushioned chairs, $90., (650)349-8011. KITCHEN TABLE 42 inch round glass 4 padded chairs $25. SOLD! LAMP/END TABLE, - 2 Tier, round, solid Maple $90. 650-343-8626 LAZY BOY - almost new, SOLD! MINI SOFA: 65" across. Clean.White/blue floral pattern.Side pillows.$25, Cell:(310)259-0080 OAK GLIDER - recliner chair plus ottoman, oak, new, richly upholstered, was $200., sacrifice $95., (415)585-3622. OAK ROLLAWAY - Solid, blonde oak, books & TV station, 3 tiers, finger-tip mobility, original $250, custom design, $75., (415)585-3622. OTTOMAN.LIGHT BROWN. SUEDE type. Clean. $8.Cell:(310)259-0080 ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. (415)585-3622 ROUND 2 TIER LAMP TABLE - solid maple, heavy- large piece, $90, (650)343-8626 SECTIONAL SOFA - $1,350/obo, futon. (650)401-7986 or (650)455-6717 SINGLE BED - Wooden, $50., (650)7568213 SOFA BED COUCH - Floral Print, 8'L x 3'W., Great condition, $100., (650)5888025 SOFA BED queen size. Neutral color. Hardly used. Excellent condition. $100. (650) 878-0788 STEREO CABINET - 25” W, 15“ D, 32 “ H, white finish, 2 doors in bottom, good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO CABINET - 18.5”W, 14.5”D, 31”H, 1 front door, 2 shelves, oak finish, very good cond., $40, (650)341-5347. STEREO CABINET - 36” L by 16” deep, 28” H, Maple finish, excellent condition, $19. obo, Palo Alto (650)494-1687 TABLETOP DISPLAY : Scored for folding. lightweight yet sturdy. For tradeshow & product display. $65 (650)278-2702 TRUNDEL BED Frame, wood and metal. Great condition, Pacifica, $99. Call 650359-8800 WOOD BEACH STOOL - ideal for working use. $10/ea; $18/pair, (650)278-6342 WOOD LONG beach stool: ideal for working use. $10/ea; $18/pair. (650)2782702

Wednesday • July 29, 2009
306 Housewares
STEAM VAPORIZER $6. 650-368-3037 SUNBEAM ELECTRIC hand mixer almond color works well includes 6 features, $13., (650)347-5104 TABLE LAMP - Elegant porcelain, pearlized soft green, 22 KT gold accents, 26” high, with shade, excellent condition, $50., (650)347-5104 TABLECLOTHS - Large, rectangular, $15 each (4), (650)679-9359 TOASTING GLASSES set of 12 champagne/wine long stemmed 8.5 inches tall $15/all, (650)347-5104 TUPPERWARE/PLASTIC CONTAINERS 118 pieces mostly complete sets for all occasions including Camping very good condition, SOLD! WOLFGANG PUCK cooker and steamer instruction and recipe book included $50., (650)592-2648 WOMENS CLOTHING small-plus sizes excellent cond $30/bag (3) 650-679-9359


310 Misc. For Sale
HANDBAG - TOD’S (faux) white: attractive double strap;shoulder/ handbag, 15 x 7 D, Like new, $15., (650)345-3277 HANDBAGS (4) - Evening and day, $55. for all, (650)728-5664. IGLOO COOLER- 48 qt., family size, red color, good condition, size: 25.38"L x 14.75"W x 14.38"H, SOLD! JAMES PATTERSON hardback books (4 total) $3. each, (650)341-1861 JEWELRY BOX - large with mirror, hangs on wall, $50., Call Denise @ (650)589-2893. JOHN GRISHAM hardback books, 3 @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861 LEATHER PURSES (6) all black $17/each, (650)349-6059 LUGGAGE - $10., black, pull handle with wheels, (650)278-2702. LUGGAGE BAGS (2) - $30. each, roll on, 29” tall, (510)657-7277 MAILBOXES - 4plex type, gold colored. brand new, $75/all obo, (650)345-7132 MARY HIGGINS CLARK hard back books 3 @$3 each, (650)341-1861 MIRROR - 37” X 23”, contemporary modern, solid oak frame, quality silvering, wood backing with wire hanger, excellent condition, $55., (650)347-5104 PAINT - 1 gallon "Behr" semi gloss peach color, $10. SOLD PAPERBACK BOOKS - (26) Old & vintage, in good condition, Burl., $35. all, (650)347-5104 PATIO CHAIRS (5)made USA white never used $8-$15 each, (650)349-6059 PORTABLE ELECTRIC heater with fan exc condition, $25 650-868-0436 PRETTY VASE/VESSEL - made in paper, great look, $15/each; $20/Pair, (650)278-2702 RALPH LAUREN sunglasses Tortoise dark brown/black small frames 100% UV protection $25. (650)591-6596 SAFETY SHOES iron age size 10 1/2 with steel metatarsel toe. New in box $75., (650)594-1494 SCARFS (14) - $30. for all, different colors, different fabrics, (650)728-5664 SEWING NOTIONS - zippers, buttons, tape, craft supplies, 50 cents each (20 total) (650)593-3565 SEWING YARDAGE - 50 cents a yard. (20 yards total), (650)593-3565 SINGING STUFFED animal bears one with moving head one acts as puppet (4 total) $15/all, (650)347-5104 STEWART WOODS- hard cover books #3 each. call (650) 341-1861. SUN GLASSES -Dolce Gabana $100., (650)368-3037. SUN GLASSES -Dolce Gabana $100., (650)368-3037. TABLE LAMPS (2) matching beautiful vintage with porcelin & shades very good condition $70/both, SOLD! TABLE LAMPS - (2) Antiques from the 40’s, cocoa & maple, $30 each, (650)593-5069 TELEPHONE - Cordless, AT&T, color white, works well, SOLD! WALKING STICK - good condition & convenient use, $8., (650)278-2702 WHITE BOARD dry erase, 3ft x 4ft, $15., (650)570-7684 WORKING BENCH - real wood work bench with drawers, 40” X 40”, $100., (650)594-5945, call after 5 pm.

316 Clothes
MEN'S BOOT Georgi lace up, size 10w tag attached, never used, $75., (650)367-1350 MINK STOLE - Autumn Haze, Excellent condition, $95., (650)368-8759 NEVER WORN like new boy's clothing. Sz 8. Gap, Ralph Lauren Khakis, dress pants, button downs. Several pieces. Selling all for $20. HMB 650-726-2061 ONE PAIR of mens shoes, airwalk, never used, size 10, $25., (650)757-6733 PARIS HILTON purse white/silver medium size, new. $25, (650)592-2648 PLUS SIZE CLOTHES - Womens 3-4X, jackets included, $10.-$35, leave message (650)474-0881 SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 SPRING DRESS - Size 10P, incl. short train, $35 obo (650)573-3306 T-SHIRTS - with logos (23), $30/for all, like new, (650)364-1243. WESTERN BOOTS tan color size 11, paid $180 sell $50 like new. 650-5739302 WOMENS SHOES - size 10 & 11, please leave message (650)474-0881.

379 Open Houses

440 Apartments
REDWOOD CITY - One bedroom, one bath, all electric kitchen, $975./mo., $600. deposit, good credit, no section 8, no pets. (650)361-1200, Jean

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REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to downtown. Gated entry. Move in Special. 830 Main Street, RWC (650)367-0177.
SAN CARLOS - Westside, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, close walk to town, 50+ building, no smoking, no pets, $1800/mo., (650)598-7047. SAN MATEO - 2 bedroom, 1 bath in Fourplex. Beautiful area, all new decor! Sorry, no seciton 8, pets or smoking. Free storage & carport. Super clean & quiet. $, Call Michelle (650)771-2557

380 Real Estate Services

307 Jewelry & Clothing
BAGS OF COSTUME JEWELRY - $25 (4 total), (650)274-6445. JEWELRY - 20 items, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, 50 cents each, (650)5933565 RING - light yellow Topaz, $100., (650)368-3037 RING - yellow gold amethyst stone, $100., (650)368-3037 SEMI PRECIOUS gemstones (3 Parcels) in collectible boxes $30 each parcel. (650)504-6007

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450 Homes for Rent
SAN MATEO - DUPLEX - One bedroom, one bath, one car garage, garden, near Caltrain & downtown. One year lease. $1,100/mo. RENTED!

318 Sports Equipment
CALLAWAY GOLF SUNGLASSES Brand new, $80., (650)208-5758 COLLECTIBLE GOLF BAG - Jack Daniels collector bag, SOLD! COMPOUND BOW - Browning wood laminate, left hand, very nice, $55., (650)387-4002. EXERCISE MACHINE AB DO-ER .never used. $65., (650)367-1350 GOLF CLUBS and bag starter set for short course, $50. 650-868-6221. ICE SKATES, SIZE 12, $60. Call Bill, (650)678-1018 KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1,250., (650)591-1035 MAXFLI GOLF BAG with stand, almost new $14. SOLD! NIKE GOLF bag with stand exc. condition. $25., (650)349-6059 PRO-FORM EXERCISE BIKE - Great condition, SOLD! RAQUETBALL RACKETS (2), Black Knight. Never used, with cases. $30/each. Denise (650)589-2893 ROLLER BLADES GLV bravo blades size 7-8 great condition $8., (650)5789208 ROWING EXERCISE MACHINE $50 Exercise machine for Abs $20. (650)5736981 SHAKESPEARE TIGER STICK OCEAN FISHING POLE, 6 1/2 ft. good condition, $30 obo., (650)921-5659 SNOW SKI - Hart Javelin, 84” size, $60. Call Bill, (650)678-1018 TENNIS RACQUETS for sale, Wilson pro staff classic 6.1 oversize 4 3/8ths with cover dunlop macenroe midsize racquet stringing also ! 15.00 call 650720-0018 for information or email THIGH/LEGS EXERCISER - Almost New Lateral Thigh Trainer. $40. (650)595-0548 WORK OUT BENCH small "Body by Jake" $45., (650)358-9249 WORKOUT BENCH (small) body by Jake, $50., (650)358-9249

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461 Townhomes for Rent
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470 Rooms
BURLINGAME - $695/month utilities included, quiet/friendly environment, no smoking. (650)692-4639

308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH - 10150lbs capacity, all chrome, Pittsburgh made, unused, with case, $30., (650)595-3933 JUMPER CABLES - 1 pair, heavy duty, excellent condition, $20. obo, (650)9215659 SMALL TOOL BOX loaded with all kinds of different tools, good condition, $100., (650)921-5659. UNIVERSAL PUSH TROLLY - 1 Ton, Good Condition! $30. (650)364-0902

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309 Office Equipment
FILING CABINET 2 drawers, metal, with lock. Good Condition! $30. Call (650)570-7684. OFFICE CABINET, Leik new. 75"x30"x18".5 Drawers.2 sliding doors. $25. Cell: (310)259-0080 SHARP FAX/COPIER, excellent conditon $20. (650)714-6025

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306 Housewares
16 PIECE dinner set unused 4 each plates, bowls, sides, mugs $30/all., (650)578-9208 APPETIZER WARMERS - electric (4) various sizes, $5/each, (650)368-0880 APPLEMATE 2 - peels cores and slices, recipe and instructions included. Never opened, $25, (650)592-2648 APPLEMATE 2 - Pares, cores, and slices apples, still in box, includes recipe and instructions, $35., (650)592-2648 BAKERS RACK - Black rod iron, 4 shelves, excellent condition, $160. obo, (650)465-9127. CHOPPING BLOCK mobile 2.5ft x 1.5 ft. $45 obo, (650)345-7132 COFFEEMAKER - 4 cup capacity, never used, $50., (650)757-6733 COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets, bed skirt, full & queen size, $20, (650)533-1078 CUT GLASS crystal pair new dining center piece bowls great for desserts $49/pair, (415)585-3622 DEEP FRYER - electronic, never used EURO PROX, $45., (650)367-1350 DIRT DEVIL hand vacuum, like new with extra attachments, SOLD! EUREKA - Balls power plus vacuum 12 amps.SOLD! GOURMET COCOA and Frother set unused $15., (650)592-2648 HOOVER VACUUM - Bagless canister vacuum, like new, SOLD! JACK LANNES Juicer with pamphlett $25., (650)359-3276 JUICE MAN 2 - Juicer, good condition $20, (650)359-3276 KITCHEN COOKWARE all stainless steel, new roasting pans, adjustable grill, meatloaf pans, $49 all, (415)585-3622 MINI CHOPPER, includes instructions $7. 650-368-3037 OSTERIZER BLENDER good condition $10., (650)359-3276 PROFESSIONAL GARBAGE CAN - Orange, from Bertucci’s, $50., (650)3641243. ROASTING PAN - with rack brand new $15., (408)249-3858 SET OF fine china diner ware 44 peice set light blue with white background $85/all. (650)364-0902 SLOW COOKER - Sears, 4 qt. capacity, glass vessel, temperature control, original box & manual,SOLD! SPAGHETTI COOKER tall pot with collinder and steamer, never used, $25., (650)592-2648 STAINLESS STEEL COOKWARE SET 17 piece in box brand new $45., (408)249-3858

310 Misc. For Sale
100’S OF LETRASET TRANSFER LETTERING - $.50 a sheet, (650)591-6596 2 LEGO dirt bike 2 in 1 and Power Miners $28/both, SOLD! 23 CRAFT BOOKS - Mostly hardcover, $30 for all, (650)341-0418 36 X 48” COLORED PAPERS - card stock, wonderful, $.50-$1. sheet, great for kids or scrapbookers, come by and see, (650)591-6596 40 SOLID brass kitchen knobs 1-1/4 $1.50 each or $50 for all. Call KenLeave message (650)592.5591 ext 116 ALUMINUM CRUTCHES for adults, adjustable, SOLD! ASIAN ITEMS all unused "Origami" with instructions Fans, latterns & knickknacks $12., (650)578-9208 AUDIO CASSETTE CABINET - Holds 80 tapes. $5 Cash. (650)755-8238 BAMBOO CURTAINS (3) great for luau fits on dorway, $25., (650)504-6007 BBQ SET unused stainless steel long handles flippers tongs and brush includes canvas case $22/all, (650)5789208 BLOOD PRESSURE machine "Omron". Digital, automatic readings, never used $40 Daly City, (650)991-2353 BUCKINGHAM PALACE new collectible Porcelain teacup saucers (2) $50 each, (415)585-3622 CALCULATOR SHARP ELECTRIC 12 digit print display versatile desktop extra large florescent viewing exc. cond. $15., (650)347-5104 CHALKBOARD EASEL - Fold up, like new, $50., (650)591-6596 CHANDELIER - beautiful delicate glass shades antique brass finish diameter 23 inches H 17 inches exc. condition holds 5 lights. $40., (650)347-5104 CHANDELIER - Vintage Style, perfect for bedroom or sitting are. Rose/Pink acrylic beading, teardrop crystals, soft lighting, pretty . $65. (650)400-4642 CHRISTMAS CAROLERS ANIMATED M/F 26 inches tall with stand holds candle $100/both. 650-358-9249 COOLER/CHAIR COMBO unused expandable sturdy canvas arms straps and pockets $16, (650)578-9208 CURRENT MYSTERY BOOKS - Hardcover (10) $7 each, (650)364-7777 EMBROIDERY/NEEDLEPOINT - lots of yarn, some are new, still in package $65/all, (650)592-2648 FLORAL VASES (10) - $1-3. each, (650)341-1861 GAS GRILL "sunbeem' like new, $100., (650)997-0750 HOSPITAL BED - $100., (650)997-0750

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322 Garage Sales

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(650)368-1495 or (650)306-2415

311 Musical Instruments
ELECTRIC ORGAN, Perfect condition. $200. (650)342-4537. GUITAR BRAND new in box $100 (650)997-0750

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312 Pets & Animals
BOSTON TERRIERS CKC, Males and femals available. All shots. Call (408)316-0991 PERSIAN KITTENS Champion line, show quality, CFA, beautiful. (650)508-9607

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440 Apartments

SAN MATEO - Downtown, 1 bedroom, $750. mo., Washer/Dryer, (650)288-9162 or (775)232-3814

490 Misc. R.E.
0CHANDELLIER DECORATIVE crystal ice glass shade hand edged antique brass finish exc. cond. $45., (650)3475104

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 58,450 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
BELMONT - Large 1 bed ($1,295/mo.) Large 2 Bed ($1,550/mo.) Excellent location! Balcony, new carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, dual paned windows, storage & pool. No pets/smoking. (650)344-8418 or (650)591-4046 BELMONT WEST - 1 bedroom, no pets/smoking, $1,185/mo.,(650)508-0946 REDWOOD CITY - 1 bed/1 bath. No pets/smoking, recently remodeled, coin operated wash/dryer, $, (650)692-6496

316 Clothes
ABERCROMBIE,HOLLISTER,AMERICAN EAGLE, Skirts,jeans, Shirts, Shorts, Sweat shirts. Size two and Small, all for $100. (650)814-3274 BLACK LEATHER JACKET - Mens, Size 44/XL, waist length with embossed leather, not light weight, $65., (650)342-7568 BLACK LEATHER JACKET - size Large $75., (650)771-6216 HIGH HEELS shoes 7 1/2 dancing, fancy, dress never used (4 pairs). $25 each. 650-349-6059 JACKETS - Abercrombe, Field & Stream, new (6), light weight & medium weight, 42-44 tall, $15-25. each, (650)342-7568 JEANS "7 for all man kind" white bootcut, Sz.31, never worn; $18. (S. M.) (650)345-3277 LADIES BOOTS 2 pairs with heels brown & beige suede, size Medium $100/both, (650)592-2648 LADIES JACKETS - (3) M-L $10$25., (650)592-2648 LINGERIE BY "Fredricks of Hollywood". White with tags, size small, $15. (650)873-7874

335 Rugs
ORIENTAL RUG SALE Persian Sarouk, Tabriz, Heriz Fine Quality, Low Prices. Harry (650)219-9086

335 Garden Equipment
GARDEN ACCESSORIES all variety and sizes $1-$20/each, (650)358-9249 GARDEN SET wood handled hoe, rake and spade $40/all, (650)576-6067 MANUAL PUSH MOWER (650)364-1243 $30.,

340 Camera & Photo Equip.
CAMERA LENS - Som berthiot, 60mm camera lens, excellent condition, made in France 1950, 1:1.H, F=25, has both lens covers in orig.round blue box, $45., (650)591-6596

BUICK ‘98 LeSabre, 88K mi., fully loaded, 18 city, 30 hwy. 1 owner, $4,500. (650)871-8950. CADILLAC ‘92 El Dorado, only 72K miles, 4.9 loaded, runs and looks good! $4,500. (650)697-8320 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023.

345 Medical Equipment
WALKING STICK/CANE, use. $10. (650)278-2702 convenient


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381 Homes for Sale

620 Automobiles
CHEVROLET ‘90 CORVETTE - Excellent condition! $15,000 or best offer. 33K miles, AT, AC, red, garaged. Call (650)349-4120 FORD ‘00 MUSTANG Convertible, white, V6, AT, 42K, power windows, power seat, air cond., stereo pkg. Good cond. 1 owner. $7,999. (650)274-1694. HONDA ‘01 Prelude, Basic, Silver, 9046T, $10,895.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA ‘06, Civic Sdn LX, Beige, 8914T. $14,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HYUNDAI ‘07, Elantra GLS, White, 8742P, $11,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS ‘04 GS 300 - Low miles 37,691, fully loaded, silver, one owner, $23,995., (650)996-3249. LEXUS ‘04 IS 300, Basic, Blue, 9103T $17,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 LEXUS ‘06 IS 350, Auto, Gray, 8957T $26,495. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA ‘04 MAZDA3 Silver, 9101T, $12,300. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MERCEDES BENZ ‘91 - 2.6, 4 door, excellent condition, well maintained, 186K mi., $3500 obo, (650)588-1565. MERCURY ‘00 Sable Wagon - 1 owner, fully loaded, well maintained, 105K mi., $3,800., (650)867-8839. MUSTANG ‘00 Black top Convertible, 2 door, 6 cylinder, A/C, all powered, 12 CD/cassette player, metallic blue, good condition, $6,500/obo (415)867-4321. SATURN ‘02 Wagon - $2900., excellent( condition, low mi., extras, SOLD!

381 Homes for Sale

620 Automobiles
NISSAN ‘07, Sentra 2.0, White, 9087P $12,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 PONTIAC ‘08, Vibe, Basic, Gray, 8765P $14,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SATURN ‘05, Relay 3, Blue, 9122T $10,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SCION ‘08 xD, Basic, White, 9136P $15,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘05, Camry Solara SE, Silver, 9151P, $17,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Corolla CE, Silver, 8845P $13,900. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 FJ Cruiser, Basic, Yellow 8991P. $25,995.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07, Camry LE, Blue, 9147P, $20,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07, Yaris, Basic, Red, 9035P. $10,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Camry, Basic, Grey, 8993P. $17,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 RAV4, Basic, Silver, 9018P $19,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 Yaris, Base, Silver, 8836P. $14,495. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08, Prius, Base, Grey, 9115P $20,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Camry Hybrid, Basic, Beige, 8940P $27,995. Toyota ‘09 Camry Hybrid, Basic, Silver, 8939P. $27,995. Toyota ‘09 Camry Hybrid, Basic, Gray, 8961P. $27,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 Camry, Basic, Blue, 9021P. $19,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘09 Matrix XRS, White, 8938P $20,895. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09 RAV4 Sport, Black, 8971T $28,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW ‘01 BEETLE - 120K mi., manual, runs excellent. Sell ASAP! Any offer. (415)519-3806

630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘06 4Runner SR5, Red, 9105P, $25,975. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘06 4Runner SR5, Silver, 9100P, $24,995.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tundra SR5, Red, 9146P, $22,995.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Highlander, Base, Gold, 9154P, $24,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘08 RAV4 Basic, Silver, 9114P $21,995. Toyota ‘08 RAV4 Basic, Silver, 9112P, $19,995. Toyota ‘08 RAV4, Basic, Lt Blue, 9113P, $22,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Tundra 2WD Truck GRADE, Blue, 9149P, $20,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘09, Highlander Hybrid, Limited, Black, 9088P, $44,995.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VOLKSWAGEN ‘98 New Beetle, Basic Yellow, #9090T. $4,895. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

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635 Vans
DODGE ‘03 Ram 2500, 114K miles, 10K miles on new engine, $7500 obo, (415)336-2727. MAZDA ‘03, MPV, LX-SV, Silver, 9094T $9,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008 TOYOTA ‘06 Sienna CE, White, 9137P, $17,995. Toyota ‘06 Sienna CE, Blue, 9134P, $18,995. Toyota ‘06 Sienna CE, Dk Blue, 9139P $18,995. Toyota ‘08 Sienna CE, Silver, 9132P $20,995. Toyota ‘07 Sienna CE, Blue, 9140P $19,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘08 Sienna CE, Beige, 9008P $20,995.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

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ment, which has rejected international demands to restore Zelaya despite the suspension of millions of dollars in U.S. and European development aid and the threat of further sanctions. Zelaya, who earlier complained that international efforts to restore him were flagging, said the decision was “correct” and urged even tougher measures. had ordered an investigations and called for increased security measures for banks. Authorities were particularly alarmed that the two robberies this week occurred in the bustling commercial district of Karradah, a mainly Shiite area that houses many prominent people. The gunmen broke into the state-run Rafidain Bank at about 4 a.m., killing three on-duty guards and five others on the premises who were either on a break or asleep, according to Iraqi police. They seized 8 billion Iraqi Dinars ($6.9 million), the Interior Ministry said.

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News of the World
US revokes visas of 4 Honduran officials
OCOTAL, Nicaragua — The U.S. government said Tuesday it has revoked the diplomatic visas of four Honduran officials, stepping up pressure on coup-installed leaders who insist they can resist international demands to restore the ousted president. The U.S. State Department did not name the four, but a Honduran official said they included the Supreme Court magistrate who ordered the arrest of ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the president of Honduras’ Congress. The State Department is also reviewing the visas of all officials serving under interim President Roberto Micheletti, department spokesman Ian Kelly said. Micheletti’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marta Lorena Alvarado said Supreme Court Justice Tomas Arita and Congressional President Jose Alfredo Saavedro were among those whose visas removed. Arita signed the order for Zelaya’s arrest several days before soldiers whisked him out of the country on June 28. Alvarado insisted the decision would not have major consequences for Micheletti’s govern-

Gunmen kill 8 in Baghdad bank robbery, police say
BAGHDAD — Gunmen killed eight security guards and made off with nearly $7 million during a brazen bank robbery Tuesday in central Baghdad in the second such assault in a week. While overall violence is down in Iraq, ordinary crime has emerged as an increasing threat to the country’s stability. Police said the robberies appeared to be the work of militants seeking money for operations after their funding was severely curtailed in U.S.-Iraqi military crackdowns. The retaliatory sectarian violence that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war has declined dramatically over the past two years. But armed robberies targeting jewelry stores, currency exchanges and pawn shops appear to be on the rise. Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani said he

throwing a grenade at a jeep in Afghanistan, wounding two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter. But on Friday, U.S. attorneys said they no longer consider him a wartime prisoner. They said they want to hold him, perhaps for several more weeks, at the naval detention center while they conduct a criminal investigation, which could mean he would eventually be brought to the United States for trial. There was no immediate indication the government would change that position in response to the judge’s order.

US, China pledge closer cooperation
WASHINGTON — The United States and China on Tuesday pledged closer cooperation to deal with global hot spots such as Iran and the worst financial crisis since the 1930s. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sought to portray the two days of high-level talks as a positive development in U.S.-China relations, the list of accomplishments on the economics side basically reaffirmed steps both nations have already taken to deal with the financial crisis. On foreign policy, there were no apparent breakthroughs although the countries pledged closer cooperation in dealing with the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran.

Afghanistan said ready to pick up Gitmo detainee
WASHINGTON — Attorneys for a young Guantanamo Bay detainee being considered for prosecution in the United States said Tuesday that the government has no authority to continue holding him in Cuba and Afghanistan is ready to pick him up. A federal judge who recently described the government’s case as an “outrage” ordered U.S. officials to come back within one day to propose a resolution for Mohammed Jawad. Jawad has been detained at Guantanamo Bay for nearly seven years after being accused of


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Agents search Vegas home, office of Jackson doctor
LAS VEGAS — Federal agents searched the home and office of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Tuesday in a widening investigation of whether administering a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid was so reckless that it constitutes manslaughter. Such charges against a doctor for the death of a patient are extremely rare. Dr.Conrad Authorities would have to show there was a reckless Murray action creating a risk of death.

TEHRAN, Iran — The U.S. is hearing only silence from Iran on its offers of dialogue. Iran’s leaders, who initially seemed to welcome engagement, are turning inward to deal with the post-election crisis. If Iran’s rulers mention the West at all these days, it’s to tell Iranians the U.S. and its allies are behind the turmoil. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his hard-line allies have repeatedly blasted the West, saying it is trying to topple clerical rule by fueling the opposition protests that erupted in the wake of the disputed June 12 presidential election. Still, rhetoric for a domestic audience, no matter how heated, is not a “no” to American diplomatic feelers.

Too much is in flux to answer the two main questions: Whether Khamenei and the rest of the leadership even want a dialogue — and, if they do, whether they are in a position to pursue it. Much depends on how Ayatollah Ali secure they feel in their confrontation with the Khamenei opposition, which has posed the biggest challenge in decades to clerical rule by calling President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election victory illegitimate. “The Iranian leaders may actually make an attempt toward a certain level of normalization with the West” in order to legitimize them-

selves with Iranians who want to ease tensions with the United States, said Rasool Nafisi, a Washington-based academic and Iran expert. Equally, he said, “in order to show self-confidence, and prove that business is as usual, the leaders may refrain from any behavior that suggests a change in their attitude against the ’world arrogance”’ — the hard-liners’ term for the United States. President Barack Obama’s administration says it won’t wait forever for the Iranians to make up their minds. Washington has set a vague deadline of this fall for Iran to respond. The central dispute for the West is Iran’s nuclear program, which the United States and its allies contend is secretly aimed at building a nuclear weapon. Tehran denies that, saying it aims only to generate electricity.

Fox commentator Glenn Beck: President Obama is a racist
NEW YORK — Fox News Channel commentator Glenn Beck said he believes President Barack Obama is a racist. Beck made the statement during a guest appearance Tuesday on the “Fox & Friends” morning show. He said Obama has exposed himself as a person with “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” His remarks came during a discussion of Obama’s reaction to the Glenn Beck arrest of Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates is black and was arrested for disorderly conduct by a white policeman over a misunderstanding about a break-in at Gates’ home. An Obama spokesman, William Burton, said

U.S.general:Iran working to influence Iraq vote
By Anne Gearan

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that Iran is still training and equipping Iraqi insurgents but is shifting its focus to influence the upcoming Iraqi elections and exerting “soft power” over its majorityShiite neighbor. Iranian meddling “is more targeted now than it has ever been,” Gen. Ray Odierno said following meetings with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. “They are focused on their attempt to influence the national elections that will come up. They will be very focused on trying to support a government that will be

Gen.Ray Odierno

more friendly to Iran.” Gates was getting a firsthand look at U.S.-Iraqi cooperation following formal handover of control of Iraqi cities to Iraqi security forces. He met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki in Baghdad over Iraqi requests for more military hardware, including state of the art fighter

jets. The timetable for withdrawal of approximately 130,000 U.S. forces is keyed to the national election calendar, with most combat forces

remaining through August 2010. Odierno said he believed the Iranians “have done a reassessment,” following Iraqi adoption of a security pact with the United States late last year. Iran opposed the pact, which would leave U.S. forces in Iraq through 2011, and urged Iraqis to refuse it as a point of national honor. Gates expressed satisfaction with the pace of U.S. disengagement. “Gen. Odierno and I are confident the Iraqi forces are up to the task of securing these urban areas and soon their entire nation, but we stand ready to assist if called upon,” he said. Gates sidestepped questions about whether American forces might stay beyond their 2012 departure deadline.

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