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Monday July 14, 2008 Vol VIII, Edition 284

Fiscal emergency prompts sales tax measure

By Michelle Durand

The city of San Carlos scal emergency is so signicant voters should be asked in November to pass a half-cent sales tax measure which will bring in approximately $3 million annually for the next decade, according to City Manager

Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss. The San Carlos City Council has been mulling both the sales tax and a utility tax as possible solutions to its growing budget

Brad Lewis

deficit. Based on surveys of more than 600 voters, a council subcommittee of Mayor Brad Lewis and Vice Mayor Bob Grassilli is ready to recom-

mend Monday night the city move forward with the half-cent sales tax measure with a 10-year sunset clause. Even if they agree, councilmembers cannot take action until the July 28 meeting when all are present. Lewis will be absent Monday night. While getting such a tax initiative approved is always a challenge,

even placing it on the upcoming presidential election ballot may prove tricky. Revenue measures for general purposes, like this one, can be passed with a majority vote only if held during an election where councilmembers are up for re-election. Otherwise, a two-thirds major-

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Bair Island preservation targets fowl

By Michael Erler

Whats rarer than the endangered California clapper rail? A public works construction project commissioned to helping Mother Nature instead of harming it. The California clapper rail is an endangered subspecies of the clapper rail. It is found mainly in Californias San Francisco Bay, and also in Morro Bay and Monterey Bay. A member of the rail family, Rallidae, it is a chickensized bird that rarely ies. It has a long, downward curving bill and is gray and brown colored, with a white patch in the rear. It has become endangered due to destruction of its coastal and estuarine marshland habitat in the name of construction and progress. There are less than 3,000 of these creatures left in the San Francisco Bay. Bair Island is a 3,000-acre portion of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and has been visited by an estimated 250,000 animal lovers, naturalists, joggers, hikers and birdwatchers annually. This refuge, along with the Farallon, Antioch Dunes, San Pablo Bay, the Marin Islands, the Salinas River and the Ellicott Slough National Wildlife refuges, total approximately 45,000 acres, from Monterey Bay to the north end of San Francisco Bay and are habitats for endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bair Island Restoration Plan, which began a year ago on July 9 and was in the planning stages as early as 2004, is a massive undertaking which aims to reconstruct the marsh habitat to its natural and ideal condition. Step one

Victim shot in robbery

Suspect sought in Saturday morning Palo Alto assault


See FOWL, Page 31

The Bair Island Restoration Plan is a massive undertaking which aims to reconstruct the marsh habitat to its natural and ideal condition.

Police in Palo Alto are looking for a man who robbed and shot someone early Saturday morning near City Hall. At about 1:45 a.m., ofcers responded to the report of shots red in the 600 block of Bryant Street. Upon arriving, ofcers located several witnesses who were friends of the victim. They told police their friend had been shot moments earlier by an unknown suspect. The victim and his friends were parked next to City Hall waiting to pick up other friends after visiting downtown bars. The suspect, described only as a Pacific Islander man who is about 21 years old and was wearing a black beanie, black gloves and a black-hooded sweatshirt, approached the victim who was standing outside of his car, Sgt. Sandra Brown said. The suspect robbed the victim of some personal items and shot him before fleeing southbound on Bryant Street, according to police. The victim was transported to Stanford Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact the Palo Alto Police Department at 329-2413.

GPS for the Body: Man escapes injury in Pinpointing cancer mountain lion attack
By Maggie Beidelman

Im gonna be ne, Linton Young of San Mateo repeatedly told himself when he found out he had prostate cancer last year. Because of a breakthrough technology in radiation therapy with which doctors

treated him, Young had even more reason to believe this to be true. The Calypso 4D Localization System allows radiologists to more accurately target cancer cells during radiation treatment, protecting healthy tissue from exposure during radiation treatments. First developed by


See CANCER, Page 31

A man in his 50s who was attacked by a mountain lion at a Palo Alto park Saturday afternoon narrowly escaped being bitten when the cat missed its target and tumbled down a hill, police said. The man was walking along a trail in the northwest corner of Foothills Park at about 4

p.m. when the mountain lion jumped on him from behind, causing the man to fall about 15 feet down a hill until he collided with a tree, Palo Alto police Agent Dan Ryan said. The mountain lion, estimated to be about 5 feet long, also lost its balance and tumbled past the man and into a creek below, accord-

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Monday July 14, 2008


Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day

The credit crisis has obviously entered into a new phase the government has one bailout left in them,and this is it.
Jeffrey Gundlach,chief investment ofcer of TCW Group Companies shouldnt expect aid, see page 10

Sequel dominates weekend box ofce See page 20

Local Weather Forecast

Monday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s to upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Patchy low clouds in the evening then widespread low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Wednesday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s to mid 70s.

Miss Universe
Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela wins pageant See page 22

A toy poodle named Maple dances with its owner Yoko Harada during a dog dance lesson at the Wan Nyan World in Tokyo,Japan.

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Thought for the Day

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone among smiling enemies. Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (1899-1973)


During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

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Fantasy Five 5 11 28 30 38

The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka, No. 7, in rst place; Whirl Win, No. 6, in second place; and Money Bags, No. 11. The race time was clocked at 1:41.94.

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In 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the United States government. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry relayed to Japanese ofcials a letter from President Fillmore, requesting trade relations. (Fillmores term of ofce had already expired by the time the letter was delivered.) In 1858, British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester, England. In 1881, outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M. In 1908, the short lm The Adventures of Dollie, the rst movie directed by D.W. Grifth, opened in New York. In 1913, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb. In 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. In 1958, the army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy. In 1966, eight student nurses were murdered by Richard Speck in a Chicago dormitory. In 1978, Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was convicted of treasonous espionage and anti-Soviet agitation, and sentenced to 13 years at hard labor. (Sharansky was released in 1986.) Ten years ago: Northern Ireland said a tear-lled farewell to Richard, Mark and Jason Quinn, three young brothers burned to death in a sectarian attack in Ballymoney that came as they slept.


Singer-guitarist Kyle Gass is 48.

Hip-hop musician Taboo is 33.

Actor Scott Porter is 29.

Playwright Arthur Laurents is 91. Actor Dale Robertson is 85. Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 82. Actress Nancy Olson is 80. Actress Polly Bergen is 78. Former football player Rosey Grier is 76. Actor Vincent Pastore is 62. Former music company executive Tommy Mottola is 59. Actor Jerry Houser is 56. Actor-director Eric Laneuville is 56. Actor Stan Shaw is 56. Movie producer Scott Rudin is 50. Country musician Ray Herndon (McBride and the Ride) is 48. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 47. Actor Matthew Fox is 42. Rock musician Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dummies) is 42. Rock singer-musician Tonya Donelly is 42. Actress Missy Gold is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tameka Cottle (Xscape) is 33.

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Brolin,Wright, others in lm crew arrested
SHREVEPORT, La. Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar ght Saturday morning, police said. Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and ve others were Josh Brolin arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar. A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said. The Times of Shreveport reported Jeffrey Wright that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been released. The paper said they are part of the crew on an Oliver Stone lm, W, about President George W. Bush. A call to Brolins publicist was not immediately returned Saturday night. W began filming in May in Shreveport. Brolin plays President Bush and Wright plays former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The cast also includes Elizabeth Banks as rst lady Laura Bush, Ellen Burstyn and James Cromwell as the elder Bushes and Thandie Newton as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Brolin appeared in three lms last year, In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster and No Country for Old Men, which won the best-picture Oscar. Wright won a Tony Award for Angels in America on Broadway and a Golden Globe for the same role in the television miniseries. He also has appeared in Syriana, Ali and Casino Royale. W is Stones third presidential lm, following Nixon and JFK. He also directed the Vietnam sagas Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon, which won four Oscars including best picture and director. The Academy Award-winning director only began shopping his script for nancing in January, but has quickly captured the interest of investors and Hollywood. Stone has said the lm, which will focus on the life and presidency of Bush, wont be an anti-Bush polemic, but, as he told Daily Variety, a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful gure in the world? fans who sang along with the lyrics on a glorious summer evening. The band opened with Livin on a Prayer and belted out songs including Born to be my Baby, Lost Highway, and

Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi performs for thousands in Central Park

NEW YORK Bon Jovi rocked Central Park, New Jersey style. The rock group gave a free concert Saturday night on the parks Great Lawn, delighting tens of thousands of

Runaway. Jon Bon Jovi, for one, was relieved that a long tour was winding down. Its good not to call room service. I can tell you that, you know? the singer said before the concert. It feels real good not to dial 9 to get a cup of coffee. For me that was very nice this morning. But what a way to end up. We started 10 nights in New Jersey and ended up with the biggest show of the year in New York at Central Park on the Great Lawn. Its very raried air, you know? We know there are only a half a dozen shows that have ever been on this grass. New York City ofcials gave away 60,000 tickets for the concert. Some 50,000 people were expected to attend. The free tickets were reportedly being hawked by scalpers on eBay for as much as $1,500 a pair. Bon Jovi said that drama did not put a damper on the show. No. I mean look, its all behind us at this point, he told the Associated Press. So we did what we could for our fans and for the people of New York and wanted to share a beautiful Saturday summer night with them.



Monday July 14, 2008

From Leslie Salt to Cargill

Police reports
Where a crook can be a crook
A man was held at gunpoint at Chuck E. Cheeses on the 1200 block of El Camino Real in San Bruno before 12:03 a.m. Thursday, July 10.

Suspicious circumstances. A man heard someone entering and leaving his backyard by jumping over his fence on the 100 block of Crosby Street before 1:03 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. A woman heard a noise like breaking glass from the rst oor of her residence on the 400 block of Chestnut Avenue before 3:43 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Smoke investigation. Smoke and sparking was observed from the downstairs warehouse of Mollie Stones market on the 800 block of Cherry Avenue before 5:48 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. Defecation was found next to a car on the 2100 block of Valleywood Drive before 6:31 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Prior calls were made for similar circumstances. Meet the citizen. A bus driver went to the hospital and left his bus with children inside on the 8100 block of Shelter Creek Lane before 7:29 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Vandalism. Brown spray paint grafti was found on a redwood fence in a parking lot on the 900 block of El Camino Real before 7:44 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. A rock was thrown, damaging the front of a residence, on the 500 block of Hazel Avenue before 8:09 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Grand theft. A 2001 dark green Toyota Echo was stolen from the 880 block of El Camino Real before 11:10 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Reckless driver. A dark gray Lexus with no license plates was seen weaving on San Bruno Avenue and heading towards El Camino Real before 11:54 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Animal complaint. Two small dogs, one boxer and one terrier, were running down the 300 block of Linden Avenue before 2:25 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

alt, one of the most basic chemicals needed for the human body, is not always easy to obtain. Animals and man migrate miles to nd salt and cities like Timbuktu have become famous for their supplies. Salt has been used for payment of debts and also paid out to workers (hence the word salary). Places where salt was available across the United States, salt licks, were noted on maps of the early pioneers because of the precious nature of the substance. The California salt industry started in the 1850s when some salt was placed on the market, but we know the Indians, Spanish and Mexicans gathered salt for their use out of natural tide pools that abounded in Alameda County before this. It had to have tasted bitter and terrible as it could not have been over 99.63% pure sodium chloride. We now demand 99.9% pure salt for our use in our homes, and this technological renement method did not come until the latter part of the 1800s. In fact most of the pure salt for table use was imported from Liverpool, England, until the middle 1880s. The salt collected by the rst salt entrepreneur in the East Bay, John Johnson, sold for $50 a ton and it was used mainly for the chemical separation of silver from its impurities in the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Seeing the potential in salt collecting in the East Bay marshes, many others jumped in and developed salt collectors and the price dropped to $3 a ton. Dozens of small operators, with less than 20 acres, developed the


Until Leslie/Cargill Salt Company stopped shipping salt out of the Redwood City port in 2006, the salt pile was a Peninsula landmark.
marshes along the East Bay to Newark where favorable winds and weather conditions produced thousands of tons of salt per year. In 1903, C. E. Whitney, a dredger by trade, bought 200 acres of land south of Alvinza Haywards property, east of the railroad tracks in San Mateo and developed a saltevaporating business. The railroad that ran through San Mateo was ideal for transporting the bulky material to the market and there was a cheap, abundant labor supply in the area that would work for the $5.40 he paid for the sixday workweek. The work was demanding. A large workforce was needed because everything was lifted with shovels and moved in wheelbarrows. It was backbreaking work and mainly Japanese were used for this business in San Mateo. The company started by C. E. Whitney was named the Leslie Salt Refining Co., but changed to Leslie-California Salt Company in 1924 after many consolidations occurred with other companies. The history of the salt industry in the Bay Area is one of absorption of the inefcient and undercapitalized small companies that were usually started by one man and were run as a family operation. Dozens of these companies would be taken over until only a few, like Leslie Salt, survived in the 1940s. In 1910, Leslie Salt improved the quality of its salt to 99.9% by use of the evaporative method of renement and their marketing strategy overwhelmed their competitors. By 1919 they were harvesting 25,000 tons yearly. Redwood City began developing their waterway of the Redwood Creek into a deep water port in the 1920s. Leslie Salt acquired

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waterfowl and their waste, Miller said. What were doing is trying to discourage people from feeding the fowl, because it isnt healthy for them and the parks dont stay clean, Miller said. Miller iterated that sometimes when they are fed, the animals treat it as a threat against their nest and will show an instinctive desire to defend it. In addition, the food generally given to the waterfowl by humans is not healthy for the animals. Every summer, Miller releases a request for people to stop feeding the animals at the water parks. Miller urges Foster City residents to preserve the citys beautiful landscapes by allowing the animals to feed by their own devices. Birds and humans can co-exist peacefully together, Miller said in his annual statement.


City tries to keep parks clean

By Brian Grabianowski

Feeding waterfowl, such as geese, ducks and coots is causing problems to both the Foster City parks and the birds health, according to the city. For years, people have consistently fed the animals that linger around the parks. As a result, popular areas such as Sea Cloud and Leo Ryan are being barraged by the excrement of winged animals. What goes in comes out in a matter of minutes, Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Miller said delicately. However, a three-year-old dog service that allows rented border collies to chase the birds away is helping to reduce the amount of

Mudslide damages over 50 homes

INDEPENDENCE, A massive mudslide Sunday signicantly damaged more than 50 homes in an area scarred by last years wildres and reduced Highway 395 to one open lane in this remote city on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Residents of the homes were evacuated, said Carma Roper, spokeswoman for the Inyo County Sheriffs Department. Ofcials were using a nearby school as a shelter. Severe thunderstorms Saturday spawned the mudslide, which measured 300 yards wide and up to 3 feet deep, in the Oak Creek-West Fort area of Independence, ofcials said. Highway 395 was fully closed for several hours, but the California Highway Patrol started shuttling small groups of vehicles along the single open lane through the mudslide area, Roper said. The highway was still reduced to one lane at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Theres signicant debris on the highway, Roper said. Its slow going.

SoCal on lookout for ash oods

LOS ANGELES The National Weather Service has issued a ash ood warning for southwestern San Bernardino County after heavy rains from a thunderstorm hit the area. The warning means flooding could be imminent or already happening. Earlier Sunday, the weather service issued ash ood watches for much of southern and central California, including many wildrescarred areas that are ripe for mudslides. The National Weather Service says a strong monsoonal surge is bringing large amounts of moisture to the mountains and deserts in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern and Tulare counties.


Left Bank Brasserie held its rst annual Rubber Duckie race on Sunday. $10 got your duck in the race and proceeds went to San Mateos Police Activities League. Activities for kids and families were held in the parking lot of Left Bank and Executive Chef Chris Joslyn demonstrated cooking a duck with peach slices and pork belly.The kids cheered on as the ducks made their way down the race river and were taken out of the water at the nish line.



Monday July 14, 2008

Music in the works for the summer Crackdown

By Louise Lao

Children run in circles around a agpole in San Mateos Central Park as the sounds of the Toot Sweet Jazz Band resonated over the crowded lawn. A baby in a stroller shook his plush toy to the cheerful beat while concertgoers strolled past with their dogs. On this day, both adults and kids were dancing to Toot Sweet in front of the stage while many others were enjoying their music from picnic blankets and folding chairs. Concerts such as this will be held every week as part of the 2008 Central Park Music Series in San Mateo. The Toot Sweet Jazz Band said that they love to perform at summer concerts because of the kids dancing in front of us. Members of the band said that they can go weeks and weeks without seeing families interacting, but when they play at outdoor concerts such as todays show in Central Park, they are happy to see parents and their children enjoying their New Orleans style jazz together. The music is uplifting, the band said. The music itself tells a story. Most people end up with smiles on their faces. Toot Sweet is one of the many bands performing at the outdoor concerts taking place this summer around the Peninsula. This band is known for its lively New Orleans style traditional jazz that was most popular between 1890 and 1950. Their high-energy sound is made of traditional Dixieland instruments such as the trumpet, clarinet, tuba, banjo, trombone, drums and piano. These concerts are great opportunities for families to get together and experience free music in outdoor locations throughout San Mateo County. From a Beatles tribute band to traditional Russian music, one can surely nd something to enjoy. Toot Sweet encouraged people of all ages to attend summer concerts: Even with a large crowd, theres always room for more, they said. San Mateo will be offering several more free concerts as part of the Central Park Music Series. All shows will begin at 6 p.m. Next up is Blusion on July 10, a funk/fusion band that mixes Latin, jazz, hip hop, funk, rock, reggae and vocal and instrumental music. Come see Fortia perform both traditional and modern Greek music using Greeces national stringed instrument, called the bouzouki, on July 17. For more traditional sounds, dont miss July 24s

on illegal immigrants


Toot Sweet is one of the many bands performing at the outdoor concerts taking place this summer around the Peninsula.
Los Boleros show. This concert features an allacoustic Latin music band from San Francisco. San Mateos nal concert on July 31 is Native Elements, which mixes the colorful inuences of the culturally diverse music scene of the San Francisco Bay Area with the roots-reggae tradition to establish a unique sound. Burlingame will hold its summer concert series, Music in the Park, in Washington Park at 850 Burlingame Ave. on Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On July 6, come and enjoy the sounds of Oscar Reynolds, a Bolivian Afro-Peruvian trio known for its frontmans ability to play the Bolivian pan utes and guitar simultaneously. Beatles lovers will surely love the Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band, when they play on July 13. Hear the hits of 1965 to 1985 on July 20 with City Rocks, a San Francisco Rock History Revue. End Burlingames series on a high note on July 27 with California Cowboys, a country rock band. Proceeds from the sales of food and beverages will benet the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee. The neighboring city of Millbrae will present its rst annual Broadway Bandstand at the corner of Hillcrest and Broadway from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 9 with Dave Cimmen performing his tunes reminiscent of Elvis Presley and Little Richard. The Hot Rods Band will bring their energetic tribute songs from the 50s and 60s on July 23. Hot rod enthusiasts cannot miss the spectacular hot rods on display on the day of this show. Concerts in San Bruno will be held at the Rotary Pavilion on Friday evenings at 6 p.m. in San Bruno City Park. On Aug. 1, The Sun Kings will play their Beatles songs once more. Bust a move to Busta Grooves party and dance music on Aug. 8. The Refugees will recreate the tunes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Aug. 15. Aug. 22 will bring the swinging sounds of Stompy Jones swing and jazz music to San Bruno. Aug. 29, the last evening at the Rotary Pavilion, will be a fun-lled night of dancing to Night Fevers energetic dance music. Tunes already began being played at the Redwood City series. Events include a Cultural Series on Courthouse Square, Music on the Square and Music in the Park. The Cultural Series will take place monthly with each dance or music event beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. On July 20, come see Haale, a musician who mixes Persian mystical music with American psychedelic rock. In August, The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival comes to

ESCONDIDO Ofcials in this San Diego County city are trying to discourage illegal immigration by enacting ordinances that crack down on border-crossers and the residents who harbor them. Escondido, a city with a burgeoning Latino population, is considering outlawing the pickup of day laborers along some streets and restricting overnight parking without a permit a move aimed at discouraging multiple families from sharing homes. The city has also been getting tougher on code violations such as garage conversions, grafti and junk cars. The measures mark the second campaign the city has mounted to weed out illegal immigrants. Two years ago, Escondido adopted an ordinance that punished landlords for renting to illegals, but the city backed down after a legal challenge. The city is giving its crackdown another try after getting numerous complaints from residents about illegal immigrants crowding into Escondidos schools, hospitals and neighborhoods, said City Councilman Ed Gallo. If you are not here legally, you dont belong here, Gallo said. Were talking about image and appearance. ... We are trying to change the image of Escondido.

Local brief
Male victim dies in tractor crash
A tractor crash claimed a males life yesterday evening in unincorporated San Mateo County south of Portola Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol. The male reportedly crashed and fell off the tractor around 5:30 p.m. at 9645 Alpine Road near Alpine Oaks Road, CHP Ofcer Aaron Quistad said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Quistad. Details regarding the crash were not immediately available. No other injuries were reported, Quistad said.

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Monday July 14, 2008

according to Ryan. That reserve, as well as Foothills Park, have been closed indefinitely while authorities search for the cat. Were concerned for public safety, Ryan said. (The cat) is attacking a 160-pound male; thats pretty serious. Ryan did not know what will happen to the cat if it is captured. The incident was the rst reported mountain lion attack in Palo Alto, although mountain lions have been spotted in residential areas numerous times. In 2002, police fatally shot a mountain lion found sitting in a tree about a block from a school, Ryan said. Anyone who encounters a mountain lion should make loud noises to try to scare the animal away, Ryan said. tons of salt on 25,000 acres. Arden Salt, which owned marshland to the west of Alviso, was merged with Leslie in 1936. Additional marshland was acquired around Redwood City in 1940, and a new plant with ship-loading facilities was developed. In 1948 Leslie sold its interests in saltproducing to Cargill Salt. Due to environmental concerns, silting of the Bay and population pressures, Cargill ceased production of unprocessed industrial salts in the Redwood City facility in 2006 and removed its huge salt pile.
Rediscovering the Peninsula appears in the Monday edition of The Daily Journal.


Hear original country songs from California Cowboys on Aug. 29. Some of the nest tribute bands will perform on Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 with Evolution a Journey tribute band and Aja Vu mastering the sounds of Steely Dan respectively. Sept. 19, La Ventana, which has been labeled the Hottest New Latin Band in the Bay Area, will take its Spanish-inuenced rock, pop and soul music to the Square. Get the Rolling Stones experience with the Unauthorized Rolling Stones on Sept. 26. Finally, dont miss Zebop! on Oct. 3, a Santana tribute band. Free concerts from the Music in the Park series will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stafford Park. The Refugees will perform on July 9. On July 16, Still Time will combine elements of classic rock, reggae, folk and jazz and share their eclectic style. Busta Groove, will bring the party to the Peninsula on July 23. On July 30, Mark Russo and the Classy Cats will show off their stellar big band sound. Houston Jones, a high octane Americana quintet, will perform their original repertoire of bluegrass, folk and more on Aug. 6. Last, but not least, let the Groovekings entertain you with their danceable, popular party music on Aug. 13.

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ing to Ryan. The cat subsequently scampered off, leaving the man uninjured but shaken, Ryan said. Authorities believe the carnivorous cat may have been an adolescent and misjudged its prey. Typically mountain lions will attack from behind and try to scratch you and get your shoulders or neck, Ryan said. In this case we believe it was an adolescent lion that was misjudging its quarry and terrain. A mountain lion was also spotted Saturday at the Enid Pearson Arastradero Reserve,

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Redwood City. The last event of the series is on Sept. 27, when you can an evening of Balkan music from Eastern Europe performed by 17 Hippies. Redwood Citys Music on the Square series will take place every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Courthouse Square. Fans of U2 will enjoy Zoo Station, a tribute band, on the evening of July 11. On July 18, Madison Blues Band will bring their mix of Texas and Chicago shufes with soft, soulful ballads to the Square. Next, a folk rock band from Seattle called Handful of Luvin will perform on July 25. On Aug. 1, The New Morty Show, a Big Band mix of rock, swing and jazz will surely draw a crowd. Get ready to dance on Aug. 8, when The Cocktail Monkeys bring their rock, dance and pop covers to the stage. The Sun Kings will return to the Peninsula yet again on Aug. 15. Another tribute band, Skynnyn Lynnyrd, will be covering Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 22.

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more than 40,000 acres of tideland north and south of Redwood City and much of this area was used for the evaporation of salt. In the 1930s August Schilling took over the Leslie Salt Company, retained its name and closed the San Mateo operation after consolidating its ofces and operations in Redwood City. Now the company was processing 300,000 tons of salt a year and employed 300 workers. Ten years later Leslie was producing 450,000



Monday July 14, 2008

Weather complicates firefighting efforts

By Scott Lindlaw

SAN FRANCISCO Violent thunderstorms brought rain bursts that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides that complicated Californias unfolding wildre disaster. If it isnt re, its ood. If it isnt re or ood, its the mud, said Christina Lilienthal, an interagency re spokeswoman. A horrendous amount of precipitation in the Sequoia National Forest dampened the ground, but also caused a creek to ood, cutting off a reghting crews escape route when a road washed out, she said. The reghters didnt need the escape route, because res burning nearby did not threaten them. They moved to higher ground as a precaution against the rising waters, Lilienthal said. But the 59 reghters could not reach their camp Saturday evening, stranding them in the eld overnight, Lilienthal said. They reopened the road Sunday afternoon, amid new threats of erratic winds and falling

trees weakened by the soft ground. A huge mudslide in an area that was devastated by wildres last year damaged about 50 homes and caused the temporary closure of a main road in the California town of Independence on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. Severe thunderstorms Saturday set off the mudslide 300 yards wide and up to three feet deep, said Carma Roper, spokeswoman for the Inyo County Sheriffs Department. The mud oozed across California Highway 395, prompting a detour, and some mud came within a half mile of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which supplies much of Los Angeles water. Residents of more than 50 homes were evacuated and could not return to their properties, she said. Ofcials were using a nearby school as a shelter. The rain did nothing to help res, which were not burning in that easternmost corner of California. And no rain fell on most of the other California res. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said 288 blazes were still burning around the state, most of them in the mountains ringing the

northern edge of the Central Valley. There was no precipitation in Butte County, north of Sacramento, where thousands of homes were threatened as recently as Friday. But firefighters and homeowners got some relief Sunday morning as moist air and calmer winds helped progress in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Thousands of people evacuated from their homes twice during the last month began returning to Paradise for the rst time since Tuesday. About 300 homes remained threatened in and around the town, down from 3,800 homes on Friday, and ofcials said the re was 55 percent contained. An evacuation order was lifted on Sunday for the nearby town of Concow, one ridge away from Paradise and prone to strong winds, Butte County and re ofcials said. Fifty homes were destroyed and one person was apparently killed in the area last week when wind-propelled ames jumped a containment line. The persons charred remains were found Friday in a burned-out home; the cause of death hadnt been determined.


The California wildres, with smoke drifting out to the Pacic Ocean, left, are seen in this NASA satellite image.

Monday July 14, 2008



News briefs
Report: Anheuser-Busch agrees to InBev sale
ST. LOUIS Anheuser-Busch reportedly has agreed to be acquired by Belgian brewer InBev for $49.9 billion. The deal being reported by The Wall Street Journal would create the worlds largest brewer and put the iconic American beer maker in the hands of the Belgian-based company behind Stella Artois and Becks beers. The newspaper cited anonymous sources who said Anheuser-BuschInBev would be the new companys name and Anheuser would have two seats on the company board. Anheuser-Busch did not return a message seeking comment Sunday evening. The newspaper said the deal was for $70 a share. Thats an increase over InBevs original offer that was rejected in June.

Bush: Snow loved to laugh

By Ben Feller

Search for adventurer Fossett resumes in Nevada

BRIDGEPORT, The search for multimillionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished in September after taking off by plane from a remote Nevada ranch, is set to resume Monday in rugged mountains on the CaliforniaNevada line where he may Steve Fossett have crashed. The 10-member team of elite athletes and expert mountaineers is headed by Simon Donato, a Canadian geologist whose avocation is adventure racing through wilderness areas around the world. Hes focusing on remote, wooded areas near where the 63year-old Fossett was last seen areas that could have concealed wreckage from the crews of the many private and military planes that searched last year. Whether we luck out and nd the wreckage or not, at least our tracks will be preserved so that in the future if someone wants to give this a try theyll know where we already were and they can go to the next mountain range over, Donato said in a weekend interview at a base camp between the Bodie Hills and Sweetwater Mountains.

WASHINGTON President Bush on Sunday fondly recalled Tony Snow, his former spokesman who died after a spirited fight against cancer. He had a wonderful sense of humor, Bush told reporters after returning to the White House from a weekend at his Camp David retreat. He loved to laugh. He loved his country. And he loved his family. Snow died of colon cancer Saturday at age 53. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and their three children. The president described Snow as a smart, capable man of good values. Bush said that he and rst lady Laura Bush offered Snows family his prayers. I just hope they understand that Tony was loved here in the White House, Bush said with his wife by his side. Snow was the White House press secretary from May 2006 until last September. He long was a member

of Washingtons power circles, and a familiar face across the country, as a conservative commentator and an interviewer on TV and radio for Tony Snow Fox News. Snow also served in the rst Bush administration as speechwriting director and later as a deputy assistant to the president for media affairs. Before he became press secretary, Snow had his colon removed and had six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer. Then, in 2007, his cancer returned. He had more surgery and returned to work, remaining in good spirits while enduring chemotherapy. In his comments before the television cameras Sunday, Bush echoed his written statement of a day earlier, when he praised Snow for wit and grace. Other White House gures spoke up to honor Snow, too.


George W.Bush with rst lady Laura Bush talk to the media about former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington from Camp David.

SEC opens probe to prevent spread of false info

By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON The Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday it is immediately opening a probe to prevent the spread of false information used to manipulate securities prices. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox

said the investigation is aimed at ensuring that investors continue to get reliable, accurate information about public companies in the marketplace. The probe comes amid a new bout of turmoil that has gripped investors. Questions have been swirling about the nancial health of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as Lehman

Brothers Holdings Inc. Earlier this year, a run on Bear Stearns pushed the investment bank to the brink of bankruptcy and into a takeover by JPMorgan Chase. Bear officials blamed market rumors for the run. The investigation will be conducted by the SECs Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations as well as the

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and New York Stock Exchange Regulation Inc. Cox said the probe will provide an opportunity to make sure brokers and investment advisers have appropriate training for their employees and sturdy controls in place to prevent intentionally false information from harming investors.

Volcano erupts, fishing boat rescues 10 people

By Mary Pemberton

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A shing vessel rescued 10 people after a volcano erupted, sending rocks and ash down on a cattle ranch on a remote island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The Tara Gaila picked up the people Saturday evening after receiving

an urgent call from the Coast Guard. The shing vessel brought them to Dutch Harbor about 65 miles away, where they were staying at a hotel on Sunday. There were no reported injuries, said Coast Guard Petty Ofcer Levi Read. Lonnie Kennedy, who lives on Umnak Island at the base of the 3,500-foot volcano with members

of his family and a couple of ranch hands, said all seemed normal until late Saturday morning. We heard something that sounded like thunder and went outside and right away realized it wasnt thunder. It sounded like huge rocks rolling or something, he said. I told everyone it sounds like the volcano is blowing up and we need a plan to get out of here.

Kennedy said they were able to get an emergency call out to the Coast Guard requesting help. In the meantime, Kennedy said he used a helicopter to y family members six miles away to Unalaska Island to get away from the worst of the ash. He rst ferried his daughterin-law Shurery, and the baby Baily, to the island across Umnak Pass where the family has a cabin.



Monday July 14, 2008

Will the grapes be smoky?

ome of Californias most beautiful terrain and tourist destinations are on fire from Santa Barbara to Big Sur to the Mendocino coast. And a portion of these lands are also in the heart of wine country. We experienced a small taste and smell of what some of the residents are inhaling as we drove through Boonville on our way to Mendocino over the July 4 holiday. Five miles west of Cloverdale when you leave Highway 101 for 128 we found the air in the car foul smelling and stifling. It was hard to swallow and when you did, your mouth tasted like ash. We hadnt realized we were entering fire country because most of the attention has been on the Big Sur and Santa Barbara fires. There have been at least 123 fires that have been burning over 41,000 thickly wooded, mountainous acres around Boonville, Elk and Leggert. These fires are being fought primarily by volunteer firefighters. One was killed on the job last week. As we approached Boonville, the air became worse, the skies were filled with a dark haze. The main road, Highway 128 was open, but a few days earlier, Mountain Home Road had been closed. The people in the small town seemed stoic. They had been living with these conditions for over a week. And how could they complain, when their friends and neighbors were out on the front lines trying to control the spreading blaze and protect their homes and busi-

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ness. You really have to be close to this stuff to realize how bad it is and to marvel at the challenge before the men and women who are out there in the heat and smoke day after day. Several miles past Boonville, as we inched closer to the coast, the air became somewhat cleaner and breathable. We stopped at one of the wineries (many big names are headquartered on this stretch of 128). I asked one of the employees if the smoky conditions and bad air would impact the grapes and he said most definitely. Probably making the wine more acidic with less alcohol. The good news, though temporary, was that on our way back, the air in Boonville had cleared and people were actually sitting outside drinking coffee. *** For families whose students have attended Borel Middle School and Aragon High School and for St. Bartholomew parishioners, the name McLean is wellknown. Bob McLean is a former assistant principal at Aragon. His wife, Lorraine, taught Borel gifted students Latin, and was the schools longtime registrar. She was the all-around helper at Borel whether it was the Junior Red Cross, yearbook advisor or

assistant to the French teacher. In addition to raising three children, she also taught eighth grade for several years at Our Lady of Angels in Burlingame. She was active at St. Bartholomews, serving on the first Parish Council and writing the Prayers of the Faithful for the mass on every third Sunday of the month. Her hobby was stamp collecting and she was determined to finish cataloging her collection when she was first diagnosed with lung cancer. Its hard to believe that Lorraine who was so full of life and energy passed away last month. The McLeans would have celebrated their 47th anniversary on June 17 but Lorraine died at her San Mateo home on June 8. They met when they were both 14. Bob says Lorraine was larger than life. She filled every day with her passionate enthusiasm no matter whether it was caring for her grandchildren, tutoring students, teaching her own children the craft of writing or researching a book she published in 1999, Dorothy Donnally, a Life in the Theatre, he said. Some of my children were in the same classes as the McLean children at Borel and Aragon. I Tel: 344-5200 Fax: 344-5298 Mail: 800 S. Claremont St., #210 San Mateo 94402

remember how proud Lorraine was of them and she had much of which to be proud. The oldest daughter, Lynn, is an attorney who has stayed home the past ten years to raise three children. The McClean son, Bob, entered the Naval Academy in 1981, was promoted to captain in 2006, and was recently given the command of the 22nd Navel Construction Regiment with seven battalions under his leadership. In February, he deployed to Iraq and is commander of four battalions there. He expects to return home in September to join his wife and two young children. The youngest, Michelle, is in marketing for a computer security company and has two children. Lorraine is one of those special people who has given so much to the community. Her many friends and admirers grieve her loss.
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Genetically engineered sugar? No thanks
Editor, Monsantos Genetically Engineered (GE) sugar beets are hitting the marketplace this year and major food companies, like Kelloggs, have chosen not to guarantee that their products are free of any GE ingredients. Consumer groups, led by the Organic Consumers Association, have launched a boycott of Kelloggs products, including Kelloggs subsidiary Morningstar Farms, until Kelloggs commits to sourcing GEfree sugar. Genetically engineered foods are untested, unlabeled and continue a toxic model of food production. GE sugar beets are designed to withstand massive doses of Monsantos controversial Roundup herbicide. If given the chance, many Americans would avoid eating GE foods. Several polls demonstrated that most people want mandatory labeling of all GE foods. Protecting the environment and providing safe food for my family is very important to me. Until Kelloggs and other companies commit to sourcing non-GE sugar, I will be boycotting their products. Gerdi Lee San Francisco a Caterpillar bulldozer. The debate may continue about whether he was just a crazy criminal or a terrorist, but one thing is certain his intent was to murder, maim and frighten Israelis. The usual cacophony of various Arab terrorist groups bragging that they were responsible followed Dwayats barbaric rampage down a Jerusalem street. Word that he crushed a 33-year-old mother to death seconds after she managed to unbuckle her infant and pass her out the window to safety in a strangers hands didnt mute those brave voices demanding credit for the brutality. The mother had battled infertility for years, nally giving birth to a child who will now have no mother. With the wanton, deliberate slaughter of innocents like this, and the rejoicing among Arabs after it happens, no wonder that Israel feels obligated to seek out people like Dwayat, hunt them down like mad dogs and kill them before they get away with mass murder. Desmond Tuck San Mateo obligation of ofce, which is to protect the American people from harm. While accepting campaign contributions from the Chinese, we had one president who assisted China with perfecting its missile technology, when its rockets kept blowing up on the launch pads, with the end result of allowing China to target the United States with condence. What civic structure rename is appropriate for such a president; perhaps, a rename of San Franciscos jail? humiliated, strip-searched and savagely beaten by eight armed Shin Beth officials. The former Dutch ambassador commented about Omers ordeal by saying, This is by no means an isolated incident, but part of a long-term strategy to demolish Palestinian social, economic and cultural life. I am aware of the possibility that Mohammed Omer might be murdered by Israeli snipers or bomb attack in the near future. Why are we sending billions of dollars in military and economic aid to Israel to continue their state-sponsored terror and ethnic cleansing of its indigenous people? By doing so, we are complicit in the unspeakable crimes being committed in our name.

Tony Favero Half Moon Bay

Beating of Palestinian journalist motive of Israeli state

Editor, In yet another tragic incident of Israels war of terror on Palestinians, the award-winning, 24 year-old Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer was physically and psychologically tortured by Israeli security officials late last month. Omer was returning from a trip from London after receiving the prestigious Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. His award citation reads, Every day, he reports from a war zone, where he is also a prisoner. His homeland, Gaza, is surrounded, starved, attacked, forgotten. He is a profoundly humane witness to one of the great injustices of our time. He is the voice of the voiceless. Upon returning to Gaza, Omer was stopped by Israeli security officials in which he was interrogated, repeatedly insulted and

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Obamas generosity
Editor, In regard to the July 2 issue of the Daily Journal, Obama courts conservatives with faith program implies that his generosity is motivated only to get conservative votes. It has also been reported last year that Obama gave $26,000 to his Trinity United Church of Christ then run by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Surely this was not done to court conservative votes. Im willing to bet that if Obama had access to the U. S. Treasury, he could be much more generous than George Bush, at least for some churches.

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Commission should strive for more laudable Bush remembrance

Editor, George W. Bush Sewage Plant offers a laudable remembrance of President Bush in the current historical context. But the S.F. Presidential Memorial Commission needs to approach such endeavors in a more ecumenical manner when dealing with abject failures of presidents to discharge their highest

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Bulldozing peace
Editor, This week, Husam Taysir Dwayat, an East Jerusalem Arab, used a brand new terrorist weapon to sow fear and cause bloodshed among Israels civilian population

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Monday July 14, 2008



Characters get smarter

By Barbara Ortutay

Companies shouldnt expect aid

Government not expected to help more financial businesses
By Joe Bel Bruno

NEW YORK In the upcoming video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the evil Stormtroopers are smart enough to keep players guessing. Throw something at the whitearmored troopers, and they may toss a grenade back. Or they might just put their hands up. Or they could do something completely new, each time the game gets played. Video games used to come preprogrammed with canned movements that expert players eventually could anticipate and gure out. But recent advancements in video game design and new game consoles with dazzling computing power have endowed computer-controlled characters with a sense of selfpreservation and unpredictability not seen even a year ago. The Star Wars game, which publisher LucasArts will show off at this weeks E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles, is just one of the games offering this advanced degree of realism. Game designers say this increasing sophistication is helping to put their medium on par with movies as a form of mainstream entertainment.

NEW YORK The U.S. government is signaling it wont throw a lifeline to struggling financial companies except for mortgage linchpins Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac marking a shift to a new and potentially more volatile phase of the credit crisis. Such an approach could mean beaten-down investment banks like Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and regional banks must now fend for themselves as they try to recover from billions of dollars in mortgage-related losses unlike Bear Stearns Cos., whose buyout the government helped orchestrate in March. That is bound to unnerve an already turbulent Wall Street and make investors even more anx-

The credit crisis has obviously entered into a new phase the government has one bailout left in them,and this is it.
Jeffrey Gundlach,chief investment ofcer of TCW Group

ious as they await financial companies earnings expected to be down a stunning 69 percent from a year ago when all the numbers are in. And, for consumers already squeezed by tightening credit standards, it could mean getting a mortgage will become even harder. The short-term uncertainty about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae which together hold or guarantee half the nations mortgage debt was to an extent relieved on Sunday. Federal officials again threw their support behind the government-sponsored enterprises; the

Treasury pledged to expand its current line of credit to the two companies and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson also said the government could, if needed, buy equity capital in the companies, whose stocks lost half their value last week. The Treasurys moves would require congressional approval. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve said it will provide additional loans if needed. But some of Wall Streets biggest investors believe there was another message in the govern-

ments announcement the rest of the financial sector seems unlikely to get a helping hand. Global banks and brokerages have already written down nearly $300 billion in soured mortgage investments a number projected to ultimately reach $1 trillion. The credit crisis has obviously entered into a new phase the government has one bailout left in them, and this is it, said Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of TCW Group in Los Angeles, which invests $160 billion. One consequence of Freddie and Fannie is that other firms are allowed to go under, he said. If you couldnt get your act together after four months of unprecedented financing terms, maybe you dont deserve to be thrown yet another lifeline.

Fed poised to curb shady home-lending practices

By Jeannine Aversa

Cell phone companies fight fakes

By Curt Anderson

MIAMI For less than $15, you can buy a cell phone loaded with minutes. You can buy more as you go whenever those minutes run out. Best of all, you arent locked into a long-term contract. But in South Florida, New York, California, Georgia, Texas and elsewhere, trafckers have gured out they can make big prots by purchasing thousands of these low-cost phones and tweaking the software so that calls can be made on any cell network. The altered phones are then sold all over the world costing the phone companies tens of millions of dollars. Some traffickers employ dozens of people full-time as runners to buy the phones at retail stores so they can later be hacked into and resold.

WASHINGTON Confronted by record foreclosures, the Federal Reserve is ready to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis. Chairman Ben Bernanke and his central bank colleagues were expected to approve a plan Monday that would crack down on dubious lending practices that have hurt many of the riskiest subprime borrowers people with tarnished credit histories or low incomes. Consumer groups have complained that the new rules are not strong enough. Lenders worry they

are too tough, could limit m o r t g a g e options for people and made it harder for some to obtain financing. Expected Ben Bernanke approval of the plan comes as the Fed copes with investors dwindling confidence in the financial health of the nations two biggest mortgage companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, They hold or back $5.3 trillion of mortgage debt, about half the outstanding mortgages in the United States. The Fed and the Treasury Department, consulting closely

Proposed lender rules

Restrict lenders from penalizing risky borrowers who pay loans off early. Require lenders to ensure those borrowers set aside money to pay for taxes and insurance. Bar lenders from making loans without proof of a borrowers income.
over the weekend, are exploring ways to shore up the companies. If one or both were to fail, it would deal a devastating blow to the already crippled housing market. Mortgages would become even harder to get and rates would rise. The new lending rules may not

Prohibit lenders from engaging in a pattern or practice of lending without considering a borrowers ability to repay a home loan from sources other than the homes value. Curtail misleading ads for many types of mortgages. Bolster nancial disclosures to borrowers.
get a test for some time because there are fewer home buyers these days, given all the problems in the housing and credit markets. Also, some of the shady practices along with some lenders have not survived, felled by the mortgage meltdown.

Sen. Schumer defends comments on IndyMac

By Stephen Bernard

NEW YORK Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday defended himself against claims by regulators that he was partially to blame for a run on IndyMac Bancorp Inc. that led to the banks takeover by the government Friday. At a news conference Sunday, the New York Democrat deected blame cast upon him by regulators for caus-

ing a run on the bank that saw depositors withdraw more than $1.3 billion during the 11 days after Schumer released a letter about the possible risks of Charles IndyMac failing. Schumer The regulator here was asleep at the switch, Schumer said. The administration is

doing what they always do, blaming the re on the person who called 9-11. Schumer noted his letter in late June provided no new revelations about IndyMac, and instead pointed out the banks problems had been building for years. On Friday, the Ofce of Thrift Supervision transferred control of IndyMac to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. because it did not think the lender could meet its depositors demands. IndyMac is the largest regulated

thrift to fail and the second largest nancial institution to close in U.S. history, regulators said after taking control of the bank. As of March 31, IndyMac had $19.06 billion in total deposits. Regulators pinned part of IndyMacs recent problems on Schumers June 26 letter causing alarm with depositors, leading to the run on the bank that that essentially sapped it of the liquidity needed to continue functioning properly.


comment. Yahoos explanation for rebuffing Microsoft left little doubt that both Yahoo and Icahn are now willing to explore options that they had previously scorned as they Carl Icahn appeal to Yahoo shareholders before a pivotal Aug. 1 vote. The shareholders are being asked to either support the current Yahoo regime that has overseen the Internet icons recent struggles or roll the dice on an alternate board led by Icahn in hopes of finally working out a deal with Microsoft. Hoping to fend off the revolt, Yahoos board is now willing to sell the entire company to Microsoft for $47.5 billion, or $33 per share a price it rejected as too low 10 weeks ago. But Microsoft has said it has no interest in buying Yahoo in its entirety as long as the companys current board is in place. Yahoo evidently has concluded it miscalculated by demanding $37 per share in early May, prompting Microsoft to withdraw its bid to the dismay of Yahoo shareholders as they helplessly watched the companys stock price sink back toward $20. As for Icahn, he is now pushing Yahoo to sell its search operations to Microsoft an idea that he implored the companys board not to pursue just last month. Icahn hasnt publicly explained the reasons for his change of heart, but it might have to do with the signicant losses he may suffer on his 5 percent stake in Yahoo if he cant nd a way to drive the companys stock price above $25. Yahoo shares finished Friday at $23.57, after rising 10 percent last week on hopes that Microsofts decision to side with Icahn might pave the way for a deal. Microsofts latest run at Yahoo indicates that the worlds largest software company still believes it needs its rivals search engine to counter the intensifying threat posed by Google Inc.s dominance of the Internet advertising market.

Monday July 14, 2008


Tensions escalate in Yahoo battle

By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO After more than ve months of sparring, the battle for control of Yahoo Inc. has turned into a bare-knuckles brawl with a whiff of desperation hanging over all the key combatants. The showdown intensified late Saturday after Yahoo revealed that it had spurned Microsofts latest attempt to buy its online search engine in a joint proposal made with activist investor Carl Icahn, who is leading a shareholder rebellion aimed at removing Yahoos current board. Icahn, who has no experience running an Internet company, would have been left in charge of Yahoos remaining pieces had an agreement to sell the search engine to Microsoft been reached. Its not surprising that Yahoo would reject an offer like that, Gartner Inc. analyst Andrew Frank said Sunday. It would be just too complicated to do. Microsoft declined comment Sunday. Icahn didnt respond to requests for

U.S.spells out Freddie-Fannie backstop plan

By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve and the Treasury announced steps Sunday to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose shares have plunged as losses from their mortgage holdings threatened their nancial survival. The steps are also intended to send a signal to nervous investors worldwide that the government is prepared to take all necessary steps to prevent the credit market troubles that started last year with losses from subprime mortgages from engulng nancial markets and further weakening the economy and housing markets. The Fed said it granted the Federal Reserve Bank of New York authority to lend to the two companies should such lending prove necessary. They would pay

2.25 percent for any borrowed funds the same rate given to commercial banks and Big Wall Street rms. The Fed said this should help the companies ability to promote the availability of home mortgage credit during a period of stress in nancial markets. Secretary Henry Paulson said the Treasury is seeking expedited authority from Congress to expand its current line of credit to the two companies should they need to tap it and to make an equity investment in the companies if needed. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a central role in our housing nance system and must continue to do so in their current form as shareholder-owner companies, Paulson said Sunday. Their support for the housing market is particularly important as we work through the current housing correction. The Treasurys plan also seeks a consultative role for the Fed in any new reg-

ulatory framework eventually decided by Congress for Fannie and Freddie. The Feds role would be to weigh in on setting capital requirements for the companies. The White House, in a statement, said it believed the plan outlined by Paulson will help add stability during this period. The White House said President Bush directed Paulson to immediately work with Congress to get the plan enacted. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac either hold or back $5.3 trillion of mortgage debt. Thats about half the outstanding mortgages in the United States. Fannie was created by the government in 1938 to provide more Americans the chance to own a home by giving nancial institutions an outlet to sell mortgage loans they originated, freeing more cash to make more home loans. It moved from government to public ownership in 1968 and Freddie was started two years later.


Monday July 14, 2008



Mandela at 90: Getting older but still revered

By Donna Bryson

Afghan attack kills nine Americans

By Jason Straziuso

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa He wore a trendy black shirt just like many of the kids in the crowd. But Nelson Mandela moved slowly, leaning on his wife and on a white cane as he crossed the stage to adoring cheers. Public appearances like the one at the London rock concert in honor of his birthday are rare these Nelson days for the anti-apartheid Mandela icon. Mandela jokes he has retired from retirement, but this time it sounds serious. The majestic gure the world saw walking out of prison to freedom 18 years ago is now grayhaired, frail and for the most part silent as he reaches his 90th birthday Friday. When he turned 89 on July 18, 2007, Mandela celebrated by announcing the founding of a council of elders fellow Nobel peace laureates, politicians and development gurus pooling their wisdom and inuence to tackle global crises. Elders have since jetted to Darfur and the Middle East but Mandela has stayed at home. As South Africas rst black president he only ran for one term Mandela ushered in a democratic, multiracial society that is still going peaceful and strong. There are occasional bumps, some sharp. But overall, the Mandela era has confounded doomsayers at home and abroad who doubted South Africas races could live together under black rule. After changing his country so profoundly, then turning his energies during his first retirement to tackling problems like AIDS, Mandela has left the stage to younger leaders. But South Africa and the world seem reluctant to let him fade into retirement. When crises break out the collapse of neighboring Zimbabwe, a crime wave at home, or violence against African immigrants over jobs and housing South Africans expect to hear from Mandela.

KABUL, Afghanistan A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base close to the Pakistan border killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, ofcials said. The attack on the American troops began around 4:30 a.m. and lasted throughout the day. Militants red machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars from homes and a mosque in the village of Wanat in the mountainous northeastern province of Kunar, NATOs International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. Although no nal assessment has been made, it is believed insurgents suffered heavy casualties during several hours of ghting, NATO said in a statement. U.S. officials say militant attacks in Afghanistan are becoming more complex, intense and better coordinated than a year ago. Monthly death tolls of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan surpassed U.S. military deaths in Iraq in May and June. And last Monday, a suicide bomber attacked the Indian Embassy in Kabul, killing 58 people in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. U.S. ofcials are considering drawing down additional forces from Iraq in coming months, in part because of the need for additional U.S. troops in Afghanistan. U.S. ofcials have said they need at least three more brigades in Afghanistan or more than 10,000 troops. NATO conrmed nine of its soldiers had been killed and 15 wounded. A Western ofcial said the nine dead were Americans, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the troops nationalities. Four Afghan soldiers also were wounded, NATO said. Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green, the top U.S. military spokeswoman in Afghanistan, said she could not comment because the ghting was ongoing. The attack was the deadliest for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since June 2005, when 16 American troops were killed also in Kunar province when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. Those troops were on their way to rescue a four-man team of Navy SEALs caught in a militant


Indian soldiers stand behind pictures of the Indian victims of last Mondays suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul at a commemoration ceremony.
ambush. Three SEALs were killed, the fourth was rescued days later by a farmer. The latest assault came at a time of rising violence in Afghanistan. Also on Sunday, a suicide bomber targeting a police patrol killed 24 people, including 19 civilians, while U.S. coalition and Afghan soldiers killed 40 militants elsewhere in the south. More than 2,300 people mostly militants have died in insurgency-related violence this year, according to an Associated Press tally of ofcial gures. Attacks in eastern Afghanistan are up 40 percent this year compared with last year. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned during a visit to Kabul last week that there are more foreign ghters, including al-Qaida members, in Pakistans tribal areas, militants who cross the border and launch attacks against U.S. and Afghan troops. Mullen has said he hopes improved security in Iraq will allow troops to be shifted this year from Iraq to Afghanistan, where violence is rising. Violence in Iraq is at its lowest level in four years and Iraqi forces are taking on more responsibility, trends that could allow Gen. David Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, to recommend to President Bush in September that he resume a troop withdrawal that is being put on hold this month so Petraeus has time to assess the overall situation. A top Bush aide, Ed Gillespie, said Sunday that withdrawing more troops from Iraq after that assessment always has been a possibility. Another cause for concern in Afghanistan is the high casualty tolls for civilians killed in violence. This month, an Afghan government commission found that U.S. aircraft killed 47 civilians during a bombing run in Nangarhar province, while a separate incident in Nuristan province is alleged by an Afghan ofcials to have killed 22 civilians. The tolls have prompted the International Committee of the Red Cross this week to ask all sides to show restraint and avoid civilian casualties. But violence continued around the country on Sunday.

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The United States womens soccer team tuned up for the Olympics with another shutout SEE PAGE 17


Bob Hammer, left, and his family Josh, second left, Kim and Shayna, right, with Lance Armstrong,center,in Austin,Texas.

Fundraisers Have a Ball The Cobra strikes again


Above:Saunier Duval team rider Riccardo Ricco of Italy cycles during the ninth stage of the 95th Tour de France cycling race between Toulouse and Bagneres de Bigorre. Below:Ricco reacts as he wins the ninth stage.

By Nathan Mollat

Italys Riccardo Ricco wins 9th stage of Tour de France

By Jamey Keaten


BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France Riccardo Ricco calls the mountains my turf, and he knows how to protect it. The Italian showed his strength in the Pyrenees on Sunday by winning the ninth stage of the Tour de France while Luxembourgs Kim Kirchen kept the yellow jersey. This was Riccos second stage victory in three mountain stages run so far in cyclings premier event. Nicknamed The Cobra, Ricco started with a sore right knee from a crash Saturday. He struck when his rivals appeared vulnerable, bolting from the pack in the steepest part of the nal ascent on the 139-mile ride from Toulouse to Bagneres-deBigorre. Lets say that this is really my turf, my domain, he said. I went all out to the nish. ... I was really

fast today. Kirchen was happy to hold the overall lead for a fourth straight day. Top contender Cadel Evans of

Australia struggled to not lose ground after a crashing midway through the stage. Ricco breezed past a few breakaway riders and nished 1 minute, 4 seconds ahead of his closest challenger, Vladimir Emkov of Russia. The Italian was 1:17 in front of Kirchen, Evans and most of the other favorites. Ricco is not a strong time-trial rider and was considered a long shot at the outset to win the three-week race, which ends July 27 in Paris. He said he wasnt even originally scheduled to race in the Tour and had to persuade the manager of his Saunier Duval team to let him ride. Now, along with his Stage 6 victory Thursday in the Massif Central range, competitors are taking note. If Ricco rides the way he did today, he is dangerous, said Bjarne Riis, owner of Team CSC, whose top cyclists are Carlos Sastre and

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Bob Hammers passion started with a single phrase. That sentence, one that any sports fan can appreciate, coupled with massive hours of work has turned Hammers cancer fund-raising foundation into the biggest donor to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Hammer, a two-time testicular cancer survivor, wanted to give something back to the community that not only helped him beat cancer but allowed him to conceive a child. He knew how to produce a golf tournament fundraiser so he came up with the tournament title: Have A Ball. Get it? Testicular cancer? Ball? Oh, and heres the slogan: Chipping away at cancer, one ball at a time. To this day, Hammer said the name is the hook. Raising money for cancer is the goal and hes done it as well as anyone. Not only did the Have A Ball foundation donate $75,000 to the Lance Armstrong

Foundation, it also distributed another $60,000 to 14 other organizations, including the San CarlosBelmont Race for Life and an oncology nursing grant at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. I dont even like to think about it. When I think about what were doing, it just freaks me out, said Hammer, who recently moved from San Carlos to Danville after a job transfer to the East Bay. From where it was seven years ago to having the doctor telling my wife to get your stuff in order (because I might die) now in four years to have raised $450,000? Im a middle-class dude. Everyone else that donates that kind of money comes from millions of dollars. Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course will host more than 300 golfers July 18 for the fourth annual Have A Ball golf tournament, serving as the home course for the tournaments entire four-year existence. It would have been easy for Hammer

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Lincecum out pitches Cubs Creamer hangs on to


Giants 4, Cubs 2
and Fred Lewis tripled in a run in the seventh for San Francisco, which ended a six-game losing streak. Its a good note to end on, especially going into the All-Star break. Something to build on. Go home happy, Lincecum Tim Lincecum said. Brian Wilson survived a shaky ninth inning to record his National League-leading 25th save. The closer yielded an RBI single to fellow All-Star Geovany Soto but bounced back to strike out pinch-hitter Daryle Ward and coax Ryan Theriot into a game-ending groundout with a runner on third. The NL Central-leading Cubs nished a 4-2 homestand and head into the All-Star break

CHICAGO Tim Lincecum was the rst pitcher to upstage Ryan Dempster at Wrigley Field this season. Lincecum tossed eight strong innings in a matchup of All-Star pitchers, handing Dempster his rst home loss and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Dempster (10-4), one of eight Cubs selected for Tuesdays game at Yankee Stadium, entered with a 10-0 record in 11 home starts this season, but was overshadowed by another brilliant start by Lincecum (11-2). The 24year-old right-hander struck out nine, allowed one runs and six hits and also drove in a run with his rst career triple. Quite a show he put on there today against a tough, tough ballclub thats playing well in their ballpark, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Hes one of the best young pitchers in the game and he showed it today. Ray Durham hit a two-run single in the third

win Farr by 2 strokes

By Rusty Miller

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SYLVANIA, Ohio Just like the last two weeks, Paula Creamer didnt play well in the nal round of a tournament. This time, she didnt have to. Creamer shot a 2-over 73 Sunday and did just enough to make a big lead stand, going wire-to-wire to win the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic by two strokes. I learned you have to stay in your own world, Creamer said after capturing her seventh career win and third this year. It doesnt matter what other people do until youre walking down the 18th fairway. Two weeks ago, while near the top of the leaderboard at the U.S. Womens Open, she sagged to a 78 to nish in a tie for sixth. Last week at the tour stop in Arkansas, she had a 74

to fall out of contention. Given another chance, she always seemed to come up with a clutch shot when most needed. Asked what she was thinking as she approached the nal green to a huge ovation, she said, Its Paula Creamer over! Then she added, You try to soak it up because you never know when the next one is going to be. Creamer, who won $195,000, had worse scores every day after breaking the tournament record with an 11-under 60 in the rst round. She followed that with a 65 and a 70 to nish at 16-under 268, two shots better than Nicole Castrale who closed fast with a 64.

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While laying claim to that color, she didnt put many red numbers on the leaderboard in the nal round. Ahead by four shots at the start, Creamer was fortunate to get away with a bogey on the rst hole after chipping out of a bad lie with her tee shot. She had seven pars in a row until reaching the par-4 ninth, where her approach ew over the green. After getting a free drop so she wouldnt hit the grandstand on her backswing, she hit a op shot that stopped about 10 feet away. She pumped her right st just as she had on the long bogey putt at No. 1 after rolling in the par-saving putt. That was huge, she said. That was a great up-and-down. That was probably the biggest moment of the day. She saw her lead drop to a shot when rookie Shanshan Feng the rst exempt player from China to play on the LPGA Tour pushed her with ve birdies through her rst 11 holes. ready to hire somebody to run it. Hammer had the hook, but he had to get donors attention. He perfected his presentation to major corporations across the country sending not just one e-mail to the CEO but 10 e-mails to 10 different decision makers in the same company. All Hammer needed was one. Then another one. And another one. What started with 15 corporate sponsors for the inaugural Have A Ball tournament in 2005, is now a full-blown major event with 52 corporate sponsors and 185 total, expected to raise $185,000. Since August of 2007, Hammer said he and his team sent out 2,600 e-mails. One last minute addition, on a whim, was the Pizza Knight from Walnut Creek-based Round Table Pizza. Pizza Knight will be stationed at hole No. 9 hit the knight, win a pizza. 8.2-mile Peyresourde pass followed by the slightly shorter Aspin pass. In a sport beset by doping the latest instance was Fridays ouster of Spanish veteran Manuel Beltran Ricco has had to fend off suspicions. He says he has a naturally high hematocrit level, which measures the volume of red blood cells. High hematocrit levels can suggest use of the banned blood booster EPO but do not conrm it. Ricco has had high hematocrit levels ever since I was little, adding I hope soon that everybody will stop speaking about that. Kirchen, of Team Columbia, retained his six-second lead over Evans. Christian Vande Velde of the United States moved to third, 44 seconds behind Kirchen, after Germanys Feng said she wasnt paying any attention to Creamer. Just before the tournament, my dad, hes in China now, he called me and he told me to keep calm and just play my ball, she said. (He said) What the others do, it doesnt matter. So I didnt let it bother me at all. Feng, however, quickly fell back with three straight bogeys down the stretch, although she had her best nish of the year. She said she might even buy her father a new car with a portion of the $66,000 she won for nishing fourth. South Koreas Eun-Hee Ji, second to Creamer after each of the rst three rounds, shot a 72 and was a shot back of Castrale at 271. Feng had a 69 for 272, followed by Karrie Webb who shot a 70 and was at 273. Castrale was 1 under on the windy day through 10 holes but had a 6-under 31 on the back nine. When I got to 13 and I had two par-5s left, I learned that if you send 10 (e-mails) to one organization, youll get seven who wont respond and two who just kiss you off, Hammer said. But youll get that one. That one person whose life has been touched by cancer. Hammer was 31 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer the rst time. He had a testicle removed. He was then diagnosed with the disease a second time. Just before he was scheduled to have surgery to have his remaining testicle removed, he met Armstrongs oncologist Dr. Craig Nichols during an Armstrong charity event it Texas. Nichols advised Hammer not to get the surgery, went a different route of treatment instead and ve years ago, Josh Hammer was born a son dubbed, The miracle baby. The Have A Ball tournament was a way to give back. It has grown beyond Hammers Stefan Schumacher lost time in the last climb and fell to fourth, 56 seconds back. Among other expected contenders, Denis Menchov of Russia is fth, 1:03 behind, and Valverde is sixth, 1:12 back. Evans took a tumble in a downhill curve midway through the stage, leaving him with a bloody left elbow, thigh and knee. SilenceLotto teammate Christophe Brandt said a bag caught in Evans front wheel, sending the Australian over his bike. He was in a bit in trouble; his head was not good, Brandt said. When you crash at this speed, you cant be good. Blood seeped through Evans torn racing suit and his helmet cracked. He rode alongside the car of Tour doctor Gerard Porte, who


my goal was to try to birdie both and post a number and let her (Creamer) see it and basically see what happens, said Castrale, who has had three top 10s in her last six tournaments. She almost holed her third shot for eagle on the 17th before settling for birdie. But she never got closer than two shots. Creamer played the last six holes in evenpar, good enough to hold off all the threats. She had 21 birdies and three bogeys the rst 54 holes and one birdie and the same number of bogeys in the nal round. When the heat was on, she remembered to forget about missing that Farr cut a year ago, or her recent nal-round failures. It was a struggle, she said. I learned a lot about perseverance and staying in the moment and forgetting what happened in the past. Then she packed up her stuff and headed for a week of vacation, putting a pink bow on any lingering doubts. wildest dreams. Its almost overwhelming at times. He still works a regular, full-time job and spends one or two hours of his down time working for his foundation (his wife, on the other hand, spends several hours every day working for the foundation). In the long run, however, Have A Ball has opened up doors Hammer never could have imagined, saying the Lance Armstrong Foundation has talked to him about expanding the tournament to different locations across the country. Its going to be tough to walk away from it right now, just because of the popularity. Its taken on a life of its own. I have people calling me from all over the country, Hammer said, adding he spends time at the U.C. San Francisco research center, talking to people dealing with cancer. Its turned into a passion. appeared to clean the wounds and apply a bandage near Evans left shoulder. Cadel is bruised from the head to the leg, the team said on its Web site. His broken crash helmet shows how brutal the fall has been. He is expected to ride Monday for the demanding second day in the Pyrenees. The 97-mile course starts in Pau and concludes with an uphill nish at the Hautacam ski station. There are two climbs so hard they defy classication in cyclings ranking system. Vande Velde, of the Garmin Chipotle team, called Sundays ride a warmup for Monday. It will be a very hard day, he said. It will be epic.

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The 21-year-old Californian said it wasnt easy. After you shoot 60, I swear, its the hardest thing. Anything over that and you feel like youre shooting 85, she said, laughing. Everybodys saying, congratulations, congratulations. But youve still got three days left. Creamer represents the tournaments title sponsor, which features a pink panther in its advertising. Creamer, who felt she let Owens Corning down when she missed the cut at the Farr in 2007, is known for her pink clothing ensembles, not to mention using pink golf balls, pink grips on her clubs, a pink golf bag and a pink panther club-head cover.

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to move the event to a more prestigious course, but he chose to remain loyal to Sunnyvale because its willingness to work with him and allow him to bring in whatever he needs to make the machine go. The heart of that machine is Hammer, his wife Kim, as well as other family and friends. Its still very much a mom-and-pop, hands-on love affair for all those involved and Hammer is proud of that. Everybody knows its me and my wife and my buddies (putting the event together), Hammer said. At this level, its not something you can do on your own. Im almost

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brothers Andy and Frank Schleck. For us, it was just to follow (Ricco) and make sure we were in the right position. Spains Alejandro Valverde, another title threat, said Ricco is someone we should all be keeping an eye on. Ricco cut his decit to Kirchen to 2:35 from 3:52, and rose to 21st overall from 27th. The stage took the 170 riders along seven climbs. Ricco turned on the speed on the second of two especially demanding ones the



Monday July 14, 2008


McDowell wins Scottish Open by two strokes


Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the Scottish Open by two strokes Sunday after making three straight birdies on the back nine in a 3-under 68, and Phil Mickelson shot a 73 for a share of 38th. McDowell trailed Simon Khan by two shots until the Englishman double bogeyed the 12th. McDowell then birdied the next three holes to move ahead, eventually winning with a total of 13-under 271 at Loch Lomond. James Kingston (66) came second. Richard Green and MiguelAngel Jimenez shot 69s to tie for third at 274. Khan had a 72 to nish fifth, another stroke back, but secured a spot for the British Open that starts Thursday at Royal Birkdale. Ernie Els (69) tied for ninth. Mickelson said he still had time to practice before the British Open. I had a great week this week even though I didnt play the way I wanted to, Mickelson said. I had three good days at Birkdale before this tournament. So this gives me the opportunity to look at some of the strengths I had here as well as the weaknesses, and see if I can put it all together for this week. Ill spend most of my time on the


Northern Irelands Graeme McDowell plays his second shot at the ninth hole during the nal round of the Scottish Open golf tournament at Loch Lommond near Glasgow,Scotland.
short game. I turned that around a little today but overall for me the whole week, it wasnt what I was expecting. I wasnt pleased with the way I chipped or putted this week. McDowell has now almost certainly clinched a debut appearance in the Ryder Cup in Valhalla in September, a goal of his for several years. I regard the Ryder Cup as a major, he said. Its something I have really wanted to do. I refused to be measured up for my Ryder Cup clothing last week because it

was too uncertain, being in 10th place on the list. Its not over till its over, but maybe Ill agree to it now. The Irish have an afnity with the Ryder Cup, with the parts played by Christy OConnor Jnr., Eamonn Darcy, Philip Walton and Paul McGinley. Thats why it has a special place in my heart. McDowell is now sixth on the list from which the top 10 qualify automatically. McDowell, a graduate of the University of Alabama where he won several titles, holed putts of 10 and 12 feet for birdies on the 6th and 8th. He played a bump-and-run shot up close from off the 13th green to set up the rst of his run of three birdies, drove the green and two-putted the 14th and then struck a 9-iron to 4 feet at the next. Ive been playing well all year, but winning the Ballantines Championship in Korea in March really gave me condence, he said. And Ive worked very hard with my coach, Clive Tucker, to have a swing I could trust under pressure. Mickelson never got going Sunday. He missed the 2nd and 3rd greens after perfect drives and, despite some superb chips, he had two bogeys in his rst ve holes, including at the fth for the successive day after acing it Friday.

Surging Perry wins John Deere Classic in playoff

By Andrew Seligman

SILVIS, Ill. Kenny Perry beat Brad Adamonis and Jay Williamson in a playoff to win the John Deere Classic and escape with his third victory in five starts after bogeying the 18th hole on Sunday. Perry had a one-stroke lead at 17under through 17 only to lose it thanks to some poor shots from the fringe on the final hole of regulation. He and Williamson then watched as Adamonis, the PGA Tours oldest rookie at 35, missed an 18-foot putt for birdie that would have won it in regulation and given him his first victory. The ball stopped three feet short

and Adamonis was at 16-under 268 with the others. W h i l e Adamonis and Williamson both hit approach shots into the pond on Kenny Perry No. 18, Perry tapped in from 1 feet, 4 inches for par and the victory after his 24-footer stopped just short. He picked the ball out of the cup and raised both arms, an ear-to-ear grin crossing his face. He has reason to smile. Hes enjoying the best stretch of his career and collected $756,000

with his 12th victory. Perry (1under 70), Adamonis (70) and Williamson (69) were one stroke ahead of Charlie Wi (69), Will MacKenzie (70) and Eric Axley (69) after 72 holes. Williamson earned an invitation to the British Open and, unlike Perry, accepted it. Now second behind Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup standings, Perry might have been a threat there had he not decided to honor a commitment to play in the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee instead. Hes focusing on the Ryder Cup and on playing courses he thinks suit his game. Like TPC Deere Run. Perry pulled ahead at 17-under with a birdie on the par-4 14th, and

stayed ahead with a putt to save par on the par-3 16th after a terrible chip from the fringe. After his tee shot settled about 19 feet from the hole, Perry overshot the cup by 16 feet. No problem. Instead of a bogey, he knocked in the putt to maintain a one-shot lead over MacKenzie, but he wasnt as fortunate when a similar scenario unfolded on 18. His approach settled on the fringe along the right side, 34 feet from the cup, and his chip shot went across the green to the fringe on the left side. Another chip shot for par went about 6 feet, and Perry hit a 6-foot putt for the bogey that opened the door for Adamonis and Williamson.

On a balmy, breezy day, Perry was erratic at times off the tee but his good fortune continued. Perry lost a playoff at the AT&T Classic in May and won the Memorial two weeks later. He tied for sixth at the Travelers Championship and closed out June with another win at the Buick Open, giving him four top-six finishes in six starts. Other players have been touching him and asking what hes been eating lately, hoping to capture some of his magic. The galleries have been a little larger lately, too, and the PGA Tour even assigned him a security guard at the course. Its all new for Perry, who has played more than two decades on the Tour.


Monday July 14, 2008



Oakland falls to Angels by one


Angels 4, Athletics 3
I would have thrown it that rst time we would have had him. I saw him round third and I know hes fast. Ive seen him take third on bunts. Casey Kotchman hit a home run and Howie Kendrick drove in two runs to help the Angels record their 19th comeback win and improve to a major-league best 36-19 in games decided by two runs or less. Any team that has speed is going to try and use it, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. When youre on second base and theres a ball hit that looks like theres a possibility the runners going to beat it, youre going to run through the bag hard to see if anything develops. Fortunately for us, he doubleclutched and Reggie was able to get in there. Francisco Rodriguez got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth for his major-league leading 38th save in 41 chances. Torii Hunter and Juan Rivera singled to open the ninth against Street (2-3), who blew his fourth save. Kendrick hit a sacrice y to tie the game. Jose Arredondo (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. about all of the first half, a starter we were counting on. We had our No. 1 starter (Zambrano) on the DL and weve done quite well. Lets hope we do just as well or better in the second half and we will just be ne. The bottom of the Giants order hurt Dempster in the third inning. With one out, Omar Vizquel broke an 0-for-11 skid with a single to center and stole second. Lincecum followed with a hard liner to right elder Mark DeRosa, who charged the ball but couldnt get in front of Jack Cust had two hits, including his 18th home run, a solo shot off Darren Oliver in the sixth, and ended his strikeout streak at 19 games. He also avoided tying the AL record for most strikeouts before the All-Star break, 115 by Bo Jackson with the Kansas City Royals in 1987. Duchscherers lost one streak and continued another, and the As fell six games behind the AL West-leading Angels. Duchscherer, selected to his second All-Star Game, had a careerbest 18-inning scoreless streak end when Kendrick beat the throw to rst on a two-out grounder in the fourth, allowing Vladimir Guerrero to score. The Oakland right-hander extended his streak of allowing three earned runs or fewer to 19 games, matching the Oakland record, last accomplished by Ken Holtzman in 1974-75. He allowed two runs and ve hits over 7 2-3 innings. He walked two and struck out three. Kotchman homered to hasten the end of Duchscherers outing in the eighth. Brad Ziegler got the nal out of the eighth. it. Lincecums drive rolled all the way to the wall, easily scoring Vizquel. I just think I got lucky. If you look at the swing it doesnt look very pretty. It looks like a backhand in tennis, Lincecum said. I was like Wow, it hit the soft spot of the bat and not right on my hands this time. Durham added a two-out, two-run single later in the inning to give the Giants a 3-0 lead. I thought Dempster pitched well, DeRosa said. I kind of put him in a tough spot there, misplay-

OAKLAND Reggie Willits aggressive baserunning is a result of coaches past and present instilling in him that instinct. Sometimes its pure luck. Willits scored from second on Erick Aybars ineld single with two outs in the ninth and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday, spoiling another solid outing by AllStar Justin Duchscherer. Willits, who entered the game as a pinch runner, never stopped running from second base on the play. Aybars high chopper eluded closer Huston Streets glove, and shortstop Donnie Murphys throw to first baseman Daric Barton was late. Willits just beat the throw home, which dribbled away from Kurt Suzuki. In that situation, all the way up through the minor leagues were trained to just go as hard as we can possibly can go, Willits said. My thinking with two outs is Im going on contact. It wasnt hit hard, and usually youre looking for a throw that pulls the rst baseman off the bag. It doesnt happen too often. Said Barton: I turned to throw but Kurt was looking up the line. If

My thinking with two outs is Im going on contact.It wasnt hit hard,and usually youre looking for a throw that pulls the rst baseman off the bag.It doesnt happen too often.
Reggie Willits

Dustin Moseley gave the Angels a solid outing, giving up two runs, both in the rst inning, and four hits over 5 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out four. Moseley, working on three days rest, was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Joe Saunders spot in the rotation. Saunders was with his wife Shanel on Saturday night in the L.A. area as she delivered the couples rst child, Matea. I just treat it as any other start, Moseley said. Ive had a lot of success last year coming out of the pen and starting. I try to go back to my experiences where Ive done well. Thats where I was, three days rest, ying in late last night, no real time to prepare, just do my best and see what happens. Moseley gave up hits to four of the rst ve batters he faced, with Emil Brown and Carlos Gonzalez each singling home a run. He retired ing that ball in the outeld that led to them scoring three runs. Dempster (10-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked two. Its a tough matchup, Dempster said. He (Lincecum) is not going to give up a lot of runs. Before the game, Carlos Marmol became the eighth Cubs player on the NL All-Star team when the reliever was selected to replace injured teammate Kerry Wood. Chicago tied the NL record, becoming the fourth team to send eight players to the game.

14 of the last 15 batters he faced. Notes: Duchscherer walked two batters or fewer for the 15th time in 16 starts this season. ... As manager Bob Geren announced the As will open the second half with a rotation of RHP Joe Blanton, LHP Greg Smith, Duchscherer, RHP Sean Gallagher and LHP Dana Eveland. ... Scioscia said RHP John Lackey would start the second half of the season and the rest of the rotation would depend on how Saunders and RHP Ervin Santana are used in the All-Star Game. ... As 2B Mark Ellis enters the break with a 46-game errorless streak and leads AL second basemen with a .995 elding percentage. ... Angels INF Sean Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake to make room for Moseley. ... The Angels own the best road record in baseball (30-19) despite losing 7 of their last 11 away from Anaheim. Before this year, the most AllStars for the Cubs was six in 1936 and 1988. Outelder Soriano (broken hand), who was voted to the starting lineup, will miss the game because of a broken hand. Notes: Wood has a blister on his right index nger. He pitched on Friday, closing out a 3-1 win over the Giants for his 24th save in 29 opportunities. Wood hopes to return Friday. ... Dempster is 0-7 as a starter against the Giants. ... Soriano is aiming to come back July 24th against the Marlins.

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with a 37-12 record at Wrigley Field, despite injuries to key players like Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano. Weve overcome a lot here, manager Lou Piniella said. Soriano has really missed half of the first half. Hes been on the disabled list and weve had (Rich) Hill thats missed just



Monday July 14, 2008


Rodriguez scores to lift U.S.women over Brazil


U.S. 1, Brazil 0
Olympics, captain Christie Rampone said. It was the first game the women have played in the U.S. since a 6-0 win over Canada in Washington D.C. on May 10. Playing in front of a crowd of 15,071, the U.S. had several chances before breaking through late in the game. Abby Wambach sent a pass through the box to Rodriguez, and Brazil defender Tania initially blocked the ball. However, the ball squirted between her legs and Rodriguez let go with a blast high that Brazil goalie Andrea could only get her fingertips on for the games only goal. I wasnt expecting that ball to pop through, but fortunately the defender took a bad touch and it was able to sneak by to me and luckily it went in, Rodriguez said. The U.S. had seven shots on net in the first half but could not score. The women had a flurry early in the game, and in the 36th minute Natasha Kai tried to center a ball in front of a wide-open net, but Brazil defender Andreia Rosa blocked the pass out of bounds. The Americans plan was to be more aggressive in the second half. I said at halftime take the chance and keep possession, Sundhage said. I think we did that in the second half.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The United States womens soccer team tuned up for the Olympics with another shutout. Amy Rodriguez scored in the 71st minute and the U.S. women posted their sixth straight shutout a 1-0 win over Brazil in an exhibition match Sunday. The U.S. is 21-0 in 2008, including a penalty-kicks win over Canada. The U.S. and Brazil meet again Wednesday in San Diego in their last match before the Olympics start next month in Beijing. The U.S. faces Norway on Aug. 6 in its Olympic opener. Any time we go out on the Olympic or national level its important to us, said Rodriguez, who has five goals in 17 games this year. Every win counts, and with every game we want to get better so not only is the win important but the overall play and chemistry of the team. We just want to be ready for the Olympics. The U.S. is still getting familiar with head coach Pia Sundhages system, and so far the results have been positive. The women have won 10 straight games and havent been scored upon since a 2-1 win over Australia in South Korea on June 15. The way we played in the second half, keeping the ball and possessing it against a great team builds confidence going into the


Amy Rodriguez ,right,of the United States Womens national team celebrates scoring a goal, as Brazils goalkeeper Andrea and captain Tania looks on, in the second half of the match against Brazil in an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City,Colorado. Top of page: Fans of the United States Womens national team spell Go Team USA!in paint.


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Broadcast access to Tiananmen still issue

By Stephan Wade

BEIJING Broadcasters and the IOC are pushing China to keep its promises and open up Tiananmen Square to more hours of live coverage for the Beijing Olympics. Unfettered access to Tiananmen, site of a bloody crackdown on the 1989 democracy movement, is being used to gauge how far Chinas communist government will go in granting press freedom, which it promised seven years ago to help win the Olympic bid. In an emergency meeting last week in Beijing with the International Olympic Committee

and broadcasters, Chinese ofcials after months of hedging and leaving the critical question unanswered decided live broadcasting from Tiananmen would be limited to two time slots 6-10 a.m. and 9-11 p.m. Chinese officials also finally agreed to give hundreds of satellite trucks freedom to roam around the city and report, but a list of restricted areas is expected this week. And there are reports broadcasters will have to get permission 24 hours before lming from a location. This comes after promises of open coverage, which was followed months ago by a reported ban on any live coverage. We have the words, its in writSAT SUN MON

ing as well. We will just have to wait and see, said Tomoyo Igaya, senior program director for Japans NHK Sports and head of the Japan consortium, an Olympic pool that represents NHK and ve Japanese commercial broadcasters. People say yes, yes, yes, but will people on site be saying no, no, no? With 3 1/2 weeks go before the games open Aug. 8, Chinas authoritarian government wants the Olympics to showcase the countrys three decades to speedy economic progress. But the government fears the games could be a stage for activists set on embarrassing China over policies in Tibet and Darfur, religious and political freedom or the jailing of dissidents.

To avoid that scenario, China has cracked down on visas and security and thrown countless roadblocks in broadcasters way. Chinese ofcials are aware that for a lot of the world, Tiananmen Square brings back memories of June 4 (1989) and what in the West is sometimes known as the Tiananmen Massacre or the Tiananmen incident, said Susan Brownell, a visiting China expert from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Plus, you have Chairman Maos (Zedong) portrait in Tiananmen, and I think thats a past they dont want in the foreground. But that iconic square is exactly what every broadcaster, rights hold-

er or not, wants to beam around the world no matter what time of day. Why cant we broadcast freely during the day? asked Fernando Pardo, head of sports for the European Broadcasting Union, who attended the meeting. Why dont we have a normal timetable as was promised in the beginning? The Chinese didnt give a clear answer, only excuses. Last weeks decision leaves European broadcasters without a time slot for delivering live coverage from Tiananmen to the allimportant evening news audience. China is six hours ahead of most of Europe, and seven hours ahead of Britain.


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East Division Boston Tampa Bay New York Toronto Baltimore Central Division Chicago Minnesota Detroit Kansas City Cleveland West Division W 54 53 47 43 41 W 57 51 50 37 L 40 42 47 53 53 L 38 44 46 58 Pct .574 .558 .500 .448 .436 Pct .600 .537 .521 .389 GB 1 1/2 7 12 13 GB 6 7 1/2 20 W 57 55 50 47 45 L 40 39 45 48 48 Pct .588 .585 .526 .495 .484 GB 1/2 6 9 10

East Division Philadelphia New York Florida Atlanta Washington Central Division Chicago St.Louis Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh Houston West Division Arizona Los Angeles San Francisco Colorado San Diego W 47 46 40 39 37 L 48 49 55 57 58 Pct .495 .484 .421 .406 .389 GB 1 7 8 1/2 10 W 57 53 52 46 44 44 L 38 43 43 50 50 51 Pct .600 .552 .547 .479 .468 .463 GB 4 1/2 5 11 1/2 12 1/2 13 W 52 51 50 45 36 L 44 44 45 50 60 Pct .542 .537 .526 .474 .375 GB 1/2 1 1/2 6 1/2 16

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Aug. 3 July 27 July 24 vs.N.Y.Red vs.Galaxy All Star @ Oakland Bulls Game at noon noon Toronto

Aug. 16 vs.New England 7 p.m.

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOXPlaced RHP Michael Bowden, retroactive to July 10,and SS Julio Lugo on the 15day DL.Activated LHP Dustin Richardson from the 15-day DL.Recalled INF Jed Lowrie from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANSPurchased the contract of RHP Matt Ginter from Buffalo (IL).Optioned RHP Brian Slocum to Buffalo. LOS ANGELES ANGELSRecalled RHP Dustin Moseley from Salt Lake (PCL). Optioned 2B Sean Rodriguez to Salt Lake. National League CINCINNATI REDSRecalled RHP Homer Bailey from Louisville (IL). Placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day DL,retroactive to July 9. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with C Jason Castro. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESRecalled RHP Joe Bisenius from Lehigh Valley (IL).Optioned LHP R.J. Swindle to Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with RHP Brent Klinger.Optioned RHP Romulo Sanchez to Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with OF Blake Tekotte. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association TORONTO RAPTORSNamed Gord Herbert assistant coach. WASHINGTON WIZARDRe-signed G Gilbert Arenas to a six-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGSigned C Vincent Lecavalier to an 11-year contract extension.

New England Columbus Chicago D.C.United Toronto FC Kansas City New York W 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 L 4 5 5 7 6 5 6 T 3 3 3 1 3 5 5 Pts 33 27 24 22 21 20 20 GF 25 24 24 28 19 14 16 GA 19 22 14 26 20 18 24

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W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 6 6 5 23 20 19 Los Angeles 6 6 4 22 34 31 CD Chivas USA 6 6 4 22 22 21 Colorado 6 8 2 20 25 21 Houston 4 4 8 20 17 19 FC Dallas 4 6 6 18 19 22 San Jose 3 9 4 13 11 22 NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Thursdays Games Kansas City 2,New York 1 CD Chivas USA 1,Los Angeles 1,tie Saturdays Games Colorado 1,San Jose 1,tie Chicago 2,Toronto FC 1 Real Salt Lake 2,Columbus 0 Thursday,July 17 Kansas City at Columbus,8 p.m. Saturday,July 19 San Jose at Toronto FC,3 p.m. Los Angeles at New York,6:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas,8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago,8:30 p.m.

Fridays Games Baltimore 7,Boston 3 Minnesota 3,Detroit 2 Cleveland 5,Tampa Bay 0 Toronto 5,N.Y.Yankees 0 Texas 7,Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 3,Seattle 1 Oakland 9,L.A.Angels 2 Saturdays Games N.Y.Yankees 9,Toronto 4 Minnesota 6,Detroit 5 Boston 12,Baltimore 1 Cleveland 8,Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 9,Texas 7 Kansas City 5,Seattle 4 L.A.Angels 4,Oakland 1 Sundays Games Detroit 4,Minnesota 2 Cleveland 5,Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4,N.Y.Yankees 1 Boston 2,Baltimore 1 Seattle 4,Kansas City 3 Texas 12,Chicago White Sox 11 L.A.Angels 4,Oakland 3 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Game All-Star Game at New York,8 p.m.

Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 3,San Francisco 1 St.Louis 6,Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 6,Arizona 5,12 innings N.Y.Mets 2,Colorado 1 Washington 10,Houston 0 Cincinnati 6,Milwaukee 5 San Diego 4,Atlanta 0 Florida 3,L.A.Dodgers 1 Saturdays Games Chicago Cubs 8,San Francisco 7,11 innings N.Y.Mets 3,Colorado 0 Arizona 10,Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 8,Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 12,St.Louis 11,10 innings Houston 6,Washington 4 Atlanta 4,San Diego 1 Florida 5,L.A.Dodgers 3,11 innings Sundays Games Houston 5,Washington 0 St.Louis 11,Pittsburgh 6 Philadelphia 6,Arizona 3 Milwaukee 3,Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 4,Chicago Cubs 2 Atlanta 12,San Diego 3 L.A.Dodgers 9,Florida 1 N.Y.Mets 7,Colorado 0 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Game All-Star Game at New York,8 p.m.

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Nations want Middle East without WMDs

By Angel Charlton

PARIS Forty-three nations, including Israel and Arab states, pledged Sunday to work for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction at the close of a summit to launch an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean aimed at securing peace across the restive region. In a nal declaration, Israel, Syria, the Palestinians along with countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa agreed to pursue a mutually and effectively veriable Middle East Zone free of weapons of mass destruction. The countries committed to consider practical steps to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their delivery systems. It was unclear, however, how the signatories who included Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Syrian President Bashar Assad would enforce the pledge. Israel is widely believed to have a stockpile of nuclear weapons but neither conrms nor denies it has them an ambiguity meant to scare potential enemies from considering an annihilating attack while denying them the rationale for developing their own nuclear deterrent. Recently, tensions between Israel and arch enemy Iran have risen over Tehrans nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has often spoken of wiping Israel off the map. And Israel and ally the United States believe Tehrans nuclear program is aimed at produc-

Israel to exchange prisoners with Hezbollah Wednesday

By Josef Federman


Frances President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas,left,and Israels Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after a joint press brieng at the Elysee Palace.
ing nuclear weapons, despite Irans insistence it is for producing nuclear energy. Syria, another Israeli foe, may also have nuclear ambitions. Last year, Israeli jets destroyed what U.S. intelligence ofcials said was believed to be a partially built nuclear reactor in Syria, though Syrian ofcials said it was part of a non-nuclear military program. While trying to unify the region, the summit laid bare the deep divisions that still slice through it and highlighted how hard it will be to parlay the meetings goodwill and words into real progress. Syrias president refused to shake the Israeli prime ministers hand, and Moroccos king snubbed the meeting attended by the president of rival Algeria. Still, summit host Nicolas Sarkozy, Frances president, reveled at having brought so many leaders to the same table for the rst time. We dreamed about a Union for the Mediterranean, and now it is a reality, Sarkozy said in closing the summit in a palace abutting the River Seine. He called it an extremely moving, very important moment. The summit declaration also condemned terrorism in all its forms and announced six major projects, from a common university and easier travel visas for students to depolluting the Mediterranean sea and promoting solar power.

Assad sits out Olmert speech

By Amy Teibel

PARIS Syrias president sat out the Israeli prime ministers speech to a Paris summit Sunday in an apparent rebuff just hours after Ehud Olmert urged Damascus to open direct peace talks, Israeli ofcials said. Syrian leader Bashar Assad also did not shake hands with Olmert at a meeting of more than 40 European, African and Middle Eastern states in the French capital to launch a new

Mediterranean union aimed at closer cooperation in the region. We are not seeking symbols, Assad said on French television, adding he Bashar Assad avoided a handshake with Olmert because the two nations are still only in indirect peace talks. Nevertheless, Assad agreed to sit

down with Olmert at the same table in a historic rst for the enemy states: Never before had the leaders of the two countries been so close. There had been some buzz before the one-day summit about whether the two men might make history by shaking hands or meeting one-onone. Israeli ofcials were openly skeptical: Even though the two countries recently resumed peace talks, mediated by Turkey, after an eight-year breakdown, Syria had long resisted meetings at the highest level.

JERUSALEM The Israeli government said it will swap prisoners with the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah on Wednesday, closing a chapter between the enemies two years after they fought an inconclusive war. The prison service said Sunday Israel would free ve Lebanese, including the perpetrator of one of the most notorious attacks in Israeli history. In exchange, Hezbollah will return two soldiers it captured in a cross-border raid that sparked the 2006 war. Israel believes the soldiers are dead. After nearly two years of negotiations through German mediators, Israels government approved the release on June 29, but it took several weeks to work out final arrangements. The Israeli announcement came a day after the government received a report from Hezbollah on a missing Israeli soldier who disappeared in Lebanon two decades ago. That report was one of the last sticking points. In the report, Hezbollah said it does not know what happened to Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator who was captured alive after his fighter jet went down in Lebanon in 1986, Israeli ofcials said. According to the document, Hezbollah believes that Arad is dead, the ofcials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the report was not released to the public. The Israeli Cabinet is expected to discuss the report on Tuesday. Israeli ofcials said the report contains two new pictures of Arad and parts of a diary he kept in the 1980s. The ofcials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the material has not been made public, said the diary and the pictures had only sentimental value and did not shed light on Arads fate. The Hezbollah report offered some new


Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator missing since he bailed out over Lebanon in 1986, is seen in this undated handout picture released by Israels Channel Ten news on July 13,2008.
lines of inquiry, but no denite information, they said. A letter from Arad was delivered to his family during that time and a videotaped message Arad recorded in the late 1980s was released several years ago. But he has not been heard from since then. The Israeli prison service said that on Wednesday it will free Samir Kantar, a Lebanese man serving multiple life terms for a 1979 attack. After inltrating Israel, he killed a policeman, then kidnapped a man and his 4-year-old daughter and killed them outside their home. Israel says Kantar brutally beat the girl to death, though he has denied the accusation. As the attack unfolded, the girls mother hid inside a crawl space inside their home and accidentally smothered their 2-year-old daughter, fearing Kantar would nd them. His release has stirred emotional opposition from relatives of victims of the attack and others. Israels Supreme Court last week turned down an appeal against his release from children of the dead police ofcer.


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co-worker and her husband found a stray dog over the July 4 weekend and had the most difcult time getting that dog to the right place. They wanted to go above and beyond for this confused, frightened pup, but were routed all over their county, which was NOT San Mateo County, thankfully. We know were clear about these matters in our county, but if youre confused, heres the deal. If you nd a stray domestic animal in San Mateo County and want to help, you have four options. If you have no interest in possibly adopting the animal youve found, you can drive him to PHS/SPCA, 24/7. This is a huge help to us! Or, you can conne the animal in your yard, house or garage and call us for a pick-up. Please note that our ofcers respond to active calls for stray animals, animals stuck in trafc and aggressive animals before calls for conned dogs. We trust you understand and appreciate your patience. Now, if you would like to consider being new parents for the pet youve found you can bring the stray to us and have our staff contact you once the state-mandated, four-day hold period for strays has passed. Counting begins on the day following the day of impoundment. Or, you can keep the animal in your home and complete a Found Pet Report at our shelter. If no one contacts us for an animal matching that pets description within 30 days, we will consider you as this animals new adopter and, of course, give you Good Samaritan priority, considering you were the one who took her from harms way and brought her to us. A small number of animals are adopted through this process this each year.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCAs Customer Service, Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach, Field Services, Humane Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and staff. His companion, Cooper, mostly oversees all things edible.

Hellboyburns box office

The Golden Army catches fire with $35.9 million debut
By David Germain

LOS ANGELES Superheroes battling inner demons often rule the box ofce. This time, the superhero was a demon as Hellboy II: The Golden Army pulled in $35.9 million to debut as the No. 1 weekend lm. Universals Hellboy sequel, starring Ron Perlman as the red-skinned devil ghting for the good guys, took over the top spot from Will Smiths superhero tale Hancock, which slipped to second place with $33 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Sonys Hancock raised its domestic total to $165 million. Opening at No. 3 with $20.6 million was New Lines Journey to the Center of the Earth, starring Brendan Fraser in an under-

ground adventure shot in digital 3-D. Eddie Murphy bombed with his comedy Meet Dave, a 20th Century Fox release that took in just $5.3 million. The movie features Murphy in dual roles as a tiny alien and his spaceship which is designed to resemble a full-sized human for a visit to Earth. It was a tough concept to get across, 20th Century Fox distribution executive Bert Livingston said of Meet Dave, which cost about $55 million to make. Its upsetting for all of us and for Eddie. Hes very funny in this. Just not enough people came. Science-ction comedy has not been a kind genre for Murphy. His biggest bomb ever was the sci- tale The Adventures of Pluto Nash, which cost about $90 million and took in just $4.4 million during its entire run.

Top 10 movies
1.Hellboy II:The Golden Army,$35.9 million. 2.Hancock,$33 million. 3.Journey to the Center of the Earth, $20.6 million. 4.WALL-E,$18.5 million. 5.Wanted,$11.6 million. 6.Get Smart,$7.1 million. 7.Meet Dave,$5.3 million. 8.Kung Fu Panda,$4.3 million. 9.Kit Kittredge:An American Girl,$2.5 million. 10.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,$2.3 million. Media By Numbers LLC

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Monday July 14, 2008


Knox and Vivienne join Jolie-Pitt family

By Colleen Barry

NICE, France Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The worlds most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins a boy and a girl and all are doing marvelously well, the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday. The newborns Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, born one minute apart Saturday evening are the ultimate million-dollar babies, with experts estimating their rst photos will fetch a fortune. In the celebrity world, it seems to be the double second coming, said Darryn Lyons, owner of Big Pictures, a photo agency in London. For now, mother, father and newborns are resting out of the public eye on the fth oor of the Lenval hospital, behind blue mirrored windows that provide sweeping views of Nices sun-drenched beaches, but specially treated to deect the prying lenses of paparazzi. Jolies obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, said the 44-year-old Pitt was at Jolies side during the delivery, looking on as the doctor performed a Caesarean section to deliver Knox, weighing in at slightly over 5 pounds, and Vivienne, who weighed 5 pounds. He was my assistant, Sussmann joked. He was very happy. ... The emotion was very strong for him, Sussmann told reporters on the hospital steps. I felt the emotion of

both the mother and the father. Angelina Jolie was speaking, was laughing with her husband. They were happy. The mother, the babies, the Angelina Jolie father are doing marvelously well, he said. Sussmann said the Caesarean was moved forward from its originally planned date for medBrad Pitt ical reasons so the babies could be born in the best conditions. The doctor did not elaborate. He said Jolie, 33, is expected to stay in the hospital for a few more days and that she now needs rest. The four other Jolie-Pitt children Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2 have not yet seen their new sister and brother, he said. The doctor said he believed the baby girls middle name was chosen in honor of Jolies mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died in January 2007 after a 7 1/2-year battle with cancer. News of the births attracted a small crowd of fans hoping to snap a photo of Pitt or any of their celebrity friends stopping by to pay a visit. None appeared, but the mayor of Nice delivered the twins birth certicates, which he later displayed to reporters, with the fami-


Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi,center,holds copies of the birth certicate of U.S.actress Angelina Jolies son,Knox Leon,as her doctor Michel Sussmann,left,and hospital director Bernard Lecat look on in front of the Nice Lenval Hospital,France.
lys approval, showing Pitts scrawling WBP, for his full name William Brad Pitt. The father is having one of the happiest moments of his life, like any father, especially when they have the joy of having two children from such a wonderful wife as Angelina Jolie, Mayor Christian Estrosi said after the brief ofcial visit, which spared Pitt the gauntlet of paparazzi that would accompany any trip to City Hall. The mother is doing ne. She is smiling a lot. She is as happy as the father, Estrosi said. The twins arrival has spurred a rash of speculation about the price of the rst ofcial snaps. Nice Matin, the hometown daily in the Riviera city in the south of France, put the worth of the twins photos at more than $11 million. It rst broke news of the birth and reported Sunday that the couple have sold the rights for the rst photo of their newly expanded family to a U.S. publication, which it

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Prince Harry balances army duty with charity work

By Celean Jacobson


Britains Prince Harry plays with children at the Lesotho Child Counselling Unit (LCCU) near Maseru.

MASERU, Lesotho Prince Harry would like to spend more time helping children in Africa. Britains royal soldier-humanitarian is in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho this week to work with Sentebale the charity he and Lesothos Prince Seeiso founded in the memory of Harrys late mother, Princess Diana. The 23-year-old lieutenant spoke with reporters recently about balancing his army life with his charity work. I wish I could be out here more often, he said while visiting a newly opened center for abused children. I do the most I can to come out here and see the kids. Harry rst came to Lesotho in 2004, spending two months volunteering on local welfare projects. Landlocked Lesotho, surrounded by South Africa, is one of the poorest

countries in the region. Since then, the prince has upped his work with the army, and earlier this year was deployed in Afghanistan. Sentebale which means forget me not in Sesotho was founded to help orphans and vulnerable children in a nation of 1.8 million people where about 300,000 children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Many children are forced to leave school to look after younger siblings, and are open to abuse or exploitation. The brightly colored Lesotho Child Counseling Unit is just one of a number of projects in which Sentebale is involved. Others include efforts to treat and educate about HIV/AIDS and help children with mental or physical disabilities. The unit set on a hilltop outside the capital, Maseru provides a temporary haven for up to 40 children who have been sexually or

physically abused. It was started in 2002 by a local child counselor who housed children in a shipping container at her home, but had to turn many away for lack of space and money. Sentebale stepped in and built the new thatched-roof complex for about $190,000, with help from Standard Lesotho Bank. Sentebale is partly funded through fundraising projects and donations. Children stay for an average of three months, as the center seeks help from qualied counselors to enable them to return to their lives and, where possible, their families. Most are girls aged from 18 months to early teens, said the charitys director in Lesotho, Harper Brown. Since the new center opened on July 4, the children have been sleeping in dormitories, playing with a large collection of toys and running around the shelters spacious property which includes a merry-go-round that also acts as a water pump.


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Charlottes Web. 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 9888798. Who gets the tortoise? 11 a.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, garden room. Guest speaker Rhonda Wetzel, investment planner. For more information call 326-2025. The 55 Alive mature driving course. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Peninsula Voters Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. $10. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 230. Project Read tutor training. Daly City Serramonte Branch Library, 40 Wembley Drive, Daly City. Free Tutor Training for volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading. For more information call 829-3871. SDForum venture finance event: Term-sheet negotiation, dos and donts. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP, 2000 Univesity Ave., East Palo Alto. $20 for SDForum members, $30 for non members. For more information call (408) 414-5950 or visit www.sdforum.orh/VFSIG or e-mail THURSDAY, JULY 17 Peninsula Youth Theatre presents Charlottes Web. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 988-8798. From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more informationcall 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit FRIDAY, JULY 18 Redwood City PAL blues and art festival pre-show with Madison Blues Band. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Redwood City. For more information go to or call 556-1650. SATURDAY, JULY 19 From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more informationcall 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit


MONDAY, JULY 14 Charlie Wilsons War. 1 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, auditorium. $1 for members, $2 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025. SD Forum startup marketing lab. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP, 2000 University Ave., East Palo Alto. $15 at the door for non-SDForum members; no charge for SDForum members. For more information call (408) 4145950. TUESDAY, JULY 15 Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. 7:30 a.m. Waterfront Restaurant, Petes Harbor, 1 Uccelli Blvd, Redwood City. Breakfast and a speaker. J.C. Brandon of Brandon Capital will speak. For more information call 367-9394. PS performers. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, auditorium. For more information call 326-2025. Safe summer fest. 4 p.m. Serramonte Center. Grand Court at Serramonte and Gellert Blvd, Daly City. For more information visit WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 Project Read tutor training. Daly City Serramonte branch library, 40 Wembley Drive, Daly City. Free tutor training for volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading. For more information call Fernando at 829-3871. National Geographic lm festival. Wednesdays through Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call 595-7444. Siefken Krieger and Bill Bauriedel lead a moderately paced three to ve mile hike. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Hickory Oaks trailhead. For more information call 691-1200 or go to The Cranes are Flying. 1 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. $1 for members, $2 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025. Doubt: A parable. 8 p.m. TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middleeld Road, Palo Alto. For more information call 9036000 or visit Peninsula Youth Theatre presenting

Venezuela takes Miss Universe crown

By Ben Stocking

NHA TRANG, Vietnam Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2008 on Monday in a contest marked by the spectacle of Miss USA falling down during the evening gown competition for the second year in a row. An elated Dayana Mendoza received the crown from her predecessor, Riyo Mori of Japan, and then prepared to meet a gaggle of reporters. Miss Venezuela, 22, was once kidnapped in her homeland and says the experience taught her to remain poised under pressure. Tension got under the skin of Crystle Stewart of Texas, the second Miss USA in a row to fall down during the Miss Universe pageant. She tripped on the train of her bejeweled evening gown as she made her entrance. During the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City, Miss USA Rachel Smith also tumbled during the evening gown competition and became an unintended star on You Tube, where the video was shown over and over again. Like Smith, Stewart quickly stood up after her fall and continued on as if nothing had happened. Stewart, 26, is a motivational speaker and former track and led star who is working on a book called Waiting to Win. The Houston native plans to open a character-development school for young children and has worked with autism victims in the Texas schools. The final five contestants included four from Latin America: Miss Mexico, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss


Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela, right, reacts after being announced as the Miss Universe 2008 during the annual pageant in central Vietnams resort city Nha Trang. Taliana Vargas of Columbia,left,was the rst runner up.
Colombia and Miss Venezuela. Rounding out the nal ve was Miss Russia. Miss Colombia finished second behind Mendoza. Miss Thailand won the prize for best national costume and Miss El Salvador was chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality. During her interview with the judges, Mendoza was asked who she thought has it easier in life, women or men. God made us to share and have differences, she replied, then highlighted what she regards as the different thought processes of men and women. Men think that the faster way to go to a point is to go straight, she said. Women know that the faster way to go to a point is to go to the curves.

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Hellboy II was a rare case of one studio taking on anothers hand-medowns. Sony released the rst Hellboy in 2004 but passed on the sequel, which allowed Universal to step in. The original movie was a modest boxofce performer, hauling in $23.2 million over opening weekend and $59 million in its entire run. However, it really caught fire on DVD, convincing Universal executives that a sequel was in order. When a lm is a franchise that another studio didnt want to continue to pursue, it makes things even better, said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution at Universal. We believed in the lmmakers, the talent packaged together. We saw the potential. Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth) returned to direct the sequel, which pits Perlmans Hellboy against an elf who aims to unleash a monstrous mechanical army on humanity. Pans Labyrinth made a big impression on a lot of people, said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-ofce tracker Media By Numbers. If they werent fans of Guillermo del Toro before, they certainly are now. Journey to the Center of the Earth stars Fraser in a modern twist on Jules Vernes classic tale about a trip to the planets core. Though 3-D screens accounted for


Director Guillermo del Toro, right, actress Selma Blair, center, and actor Ron Perlman pose for photographers surrounded by the characters from the movie Hellboy II The Golden Armyduring the premiere of the lm in Los Angeles.
fewer than a third of 2,811 theaters where the movie played, those cinemas pulled in $11.7 million, well over half of the pictures revenues, according to Warner Bros., which handled its distribution. Warner had to book the movie largely in traditional 2-D theaters because not enough cinemas have been converted to projectors capable of showing digital 3D movies. We would have liked to have more of these, said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner. Overall Hollywood revenues fell comThe only other photos that would possibly come that close is Britney Spears giving birth to an alien, he said. Veteran London-based celebrity publicist Max Clifford estimated the rst photos could fetch 10 million pounds roughly euro12 million or $20 million, which would make it the biggest baby deal ever. These kind of pictures sell lots of magazines, he said. Its a 10-millionpound ($20 million) gamble as to whether the ends justify the means. But obviously its a very calculated risk pared to the same weekend a year ago, when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opened with $77.4 million. The top 12 movies took in $145 million, down 16 percent from the same weekend in 2007. However, Batman arrives Friday to heat up the box ofce again. The Batman sequel The Dark Knight is one of the years most-anticipated lms even without the death of co-star Heath Ledger. His death and the buzz over his maniacal performance as Batman nemesis the Joker has fans in a frenzy to see the movie. because whoever lands the photos will have a lot of experience with the popularity of mum and dad. Paparazzi have been following the couple through southern France since the Cannes lm festival in May, snapping shots of the family on an outing to Eze beach and sticking close as they set up household in Correns, 60 miles from Nice. But so far the couple has evaded the paparazzi when it counted, arriving undetected at the Lenval clinic two weeks before the birth.

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did not name, and that the proceeds would go to charity. Ive never known a set of pictures to be worth this amount of money, said Lyons, the owner of Big Pictures. He estimated that the twins ofcial photos will be worth between $15 million and $20 million.


SaGITTarIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Elevate your sights and shoot

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Born Today: The year ahead is likely to be one of making

discoveries and engaging in a variety of new activities. Take advantage of this exciting period to bring new people, interests and activities into your life, which can only help bring out the best in you. CanCEr (June 21-July 22) -- You could be quite ingenious in the development of an endeavor in which you have just recently become interested. Give it the time and attention you think it needs, because it has lots of promise. LEo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is a particularly good day for achieving your innermost desires, even the most challenging ones, as long as you follow your instincts without putting limitations on them. VIrGo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There are strong indications that you may meet someone with whom your interests and ideas merge beautifully. This association could turn into something quite dynamic. LIBra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Instead of merely thinking about making those changes you feel would be good, take positive measures and set them in motion. Stop procrastinating and execute your good intentions now. SCorPIo (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If youre in need of some good advice, talk things over with a special friend whose judgment you respect. Chances are this person will come up with a solution thats quite ingenious.

for the moon, especially with something that could be quite meaningful in a personal way. Impressive strides can be made at this time. CaPrICorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You could be more effective than usual in handling situations that require your special touch for management and control. Youll know what needs fixing and exactly how to do it. aQUarIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- While youre scouting about, there is a strong possibility that you will come upon something quite unique that could make a big splash and add to your earnings and/or holdings. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- New people or groups that you encounter should not be treated lightly. Someone among them could turn out to be that special friend youve been looking to meet. arIES (March 21-April 19) -- Usually it is unwise to act on spur-of-the-moment ideas without thinking things through first. However, those could be your best thoughts at this time. TaUrUS (April 20-May 20) -- There is justification for feeling extremely optimistic about things going your way, so dont hesitate to act on an untested opportunity when one comes along. Your hopes can be realized. GEMInI (May 21-June 20) -- If youre presently involved in something that has moneymaking potential, go all out to develop it. Your heightened perception will help you amplify what youve got going for you.


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TERMS & CONDITIONS The San Mateo Daily Journal Classifieds will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, and its liability shall be limited to the price of one insertion. No allowance will be made for errors not materially affecting the value of the ad. All error claims must be submitted within 30 days. For full advertising conditions, please ask for a Rate Card.

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30 PEOPLE Wanted to Lose Weight Up to 30 lbs / 30 days Cash Back Rewards 1 on 1 Private Coaching Call 800-953-1198 Website ADMIN - Burlingame insurance office seeks PT Office worker. Must have computer skills 40 WPM, Insurance Experience a plus. Call (650)342-9530, Fax (650)342-9534 or email:

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

CAREGIVERS2 yrs experienced required. Immediate Placement on all assignments!

CUSTOMER SALES/SERVICE - SUMMER WORK! $17.70 base/appt., Flexible schedules, PT, FT, no experience necessary. Conditions apply, students all ages 17+, (650)212-1211. CUSTOMER SERVICE - Now hiring those who enjoy working with all aspects of customer service and have cashier experience. Apply at Auto Pride Car Wash, 195 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070, Wage DOE DRIVER - FT Tow truck driver day position available, must have drivers license and printout. Must pass background check. Benefits after 60 days. Call (650)345-3596 2180 Palm Avenue San Mateo, 94403

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ADULT FOSTER CARE CA Mentor seeks caring people with a spare bedroom in their home to provide care for an adult with a developmental disability. Training & support provided. Work from your own home and earn a competitive, tax-free stipend.

Throughout San Mateo County.

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AVON SELL OR BUY Earn up 50% + bonsues Hablamos Espanol 1(866)440-5795 Independent Sales Rep CAREGIVERS OR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS needed Monday-Friday for our medically based day program in Burlingame, serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Previous experience required. Call 650-692-2400 for information. Fax resumes to 650-692-2412.

- NURSES RNs, CNAs Call 1-800-460-2325

DRIVERS - VIP TAXI hiring drivers,

dispatchers, all shifts available, F/T, taxi & town car drivers needed immediately! Please call (650)704-2736. HOME CARE AIDES Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp required. Matched Caregivers (650)8392273, (408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273

HOUSEHOLD HELP - 15 hr. week, $680. mo., full benefits in San Bruno, Email to: HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED! FT & PT throughout the Peninsula. Deep Cleaning, laundry & ironing. Must have 3+ yrs of cleaning experience in private homes with references. Drivers license required. T&CR 415-567-0956

THE HOTTEST TREND IN HEALTH Clinical studies show it reduces: * high blood pressure * risk of heart attack * inflammation * balances blood sugar Company Featured In Success From Home magazine. Free Sample Tasting & Business Building Opportunity. Call for Party & Event Schedule (650)255-5476 HealthyChocolateExpress

For Advanced ESL Students "Introduction to Medical Terminology" Call for information (650)341-8406
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Great Jobs! Hourly & Live-In Available Now! With Medical, Dental, O.T.,401K, Holiday & Vacation Pay!
CAREGIVERS NEEDED throughout the Peninsula. Call 650-642-6900.

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PT/FT, Flexible hours 100 year old company. Advancement oppty. No fee. Fuller Brush Co. Call 1-800-655-5435

Home Sweet Home Care (650)556-9906

NOW HIRING! Full Time Limo Drivers Limousine Company Commission Only (650)638-1600

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The Daily Journal seeks Delivery Drivers for the Daily Journal. Several small routes available throughout San Mateo County. This route is for deliveries Monday through Saturday early morning from 5am to 9am. Apply in office, M-F, 8am to 10am, 800 S. Claremont St. #210, San Mateo CA 94402.


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Immediate Openings DIET COOK PT Diet Aide RN/DON, CNA & RNA, PT Maint Assist.
Must be able to read, write & communicate w/the elderly


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.

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

Over the Hedge

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JANITORIAL SUPERVISOR - must have experience, otherwise please do not apply. Call 650-756-4300 or fax resume to 650-756-4301


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:

Direct Care Staff needed to provide support & training to adults with disabilities in a day program & the community. Must be at least 21, have a clean DMV report & CA DL. Must pass fingerprint clearance & job related health screening prior to hire. Fulltime M-F $12/hr. Call Nati at 650-6316890 or email resume to

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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 PAINTERS NEEDED - minimum 3 yrs. exp., valid CADL, trans. and tools, overtime available. Call (650)355-1524

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227938 The following person is doing business as: Subway Sandwich & Salads, 1857 El Camino Avenue, Burlingame, CA, 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Arrish, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sundeep Bhandal / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/27/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/07/08, 07/14/08, 07/21/08, 07/28/08). THE VENVERICH Family Foundations annual return is available for public inspection. Contact Steven Sui at Tong & Fong, CPAs, 615 Grant Avenue, 3rd Floor, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108. (415)982-1492


Upscale European Brands Good Downtown Location Profitable Call Biz Broker

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227771 The following persons are doing business as: Aim High Travel Services, 310 Ramona St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owners: Dennis F. Silva and Elenita C. Silva, same address. The business is conducted by Individuals - Husband and Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Dennis F. Silva, Elenita C. Silva / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/19/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/23/08, 06/30/08, 07/07/08, 07/14/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227727 The following person is doing business as: Elgon Capital Partners, 7 Scott Court., Hillsborough, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ian C. T. Pereira, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Ian C. T. Pereira / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/17/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/23/08, 06/30/08, 07/07/08, 07/14/08).

POST OFFICE now hiring. Average

pay $20/hr, $57K/yr., includes Federal benefits, Overtime. Placed by adSource, not AFF w/USPS who hires. (866)533-3804

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LOST LADIES Diamond Wedding Ring set, gold, sentimental value, last seen in Brisbane. (415)468-0590, (415)823-0965 LOST - Gold nugget on gold chain @ TJ Maxx, San Carlos on the weekend of Jan. 5th/6th. Reward! POBox 2572, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709 or Call (650)369-2218, or LOST VIOLIN - @ playground North Star Academy School, Redwood City. Brown, rectangular case, crack on the back of Violin. Name is on the case. Reward. Call Heidi (650)366-4325. STOLEN JUNE 9th - Ford 95 Taurus. WHite, 4 door sedan, Lic.#3LBL972. VIN 1FALP52U9SG180083. Last seen @ KMart, Veterans Blvd. RECOVERED!


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Contact: Sandra Edwards Or 800-225-5947 x6406


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SKYLAWN MEMORIAL PARK - 2 Individual side-by-side plots for sale in Buena Vista Gardens. $5,000 for both. (415)731-2346.

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BABY CRIB - excellent condition, light wood, with mattress $80. (650)283-4521 BABY CRIB Traditional white $25, can deliver, (650)578-8061. BABY SWING Fisher Price, rain forest, portable $40, (650)771-1842 STROLLER - Double tandem Peg Perego Stroller. Navy blue, good condition, $140. obo (650)726-8656. TODDLER CAR SEAT - Smart Move SE, good condition, $20., (650)515-2605

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I am a mature, cultured and creative Companion/Caregiver seeking employment on the Peninsula between Burlingame & Palo Alto. Qualifications: Trained & experienced in early Dementia & Parkinsons. Bilingual: English/German. Desired Hours: 4 days a week, 10-2 or as agreed upon. As a professional artist (Expressionism), I have found that exposing my patients to art is very beneficial as it draws them out and has a calming effect on them. All of my previous clients have been assigned to me through matched caregiving. All my work has been designated through: ManageAble Care, Gee Gee Williams, OTR. Please call (650)361-8255

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We seek men and women looking for a career. Bilingual a plus. No experience, great training, great benefits, family owned, 40 years. Call Mr. Olsen, (650)342-4321.

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SALES ASSOCIATE - Customer service oriented company. Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, 401K, etc. Fax resume to (650)361-1933 or apply online at Applications are available at Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc., Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063. 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 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 Countys 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. WORK FROM ANY LOCATION! Must have a Computer! Put it to work! Up to $1,500 to $7,500/mo. PT/FT. TEACHERS - preschool and aides (can train to be teacher) Temp-Perm. Call Ernesto, Temp Care (650)573-8367

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227922 The following person is doing business as: A Business Corps, 1206 S. B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Charles Gene Wilson, 1206 S. B. St., San Mateo, CA 94402. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ C. G. Wilson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/27/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/30/08, 07/07/08, 07/14/08, 07/21/08).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227480 The following persons are doing business as: (1)Soltours Travel, (2)Landtravelers, 1308 Bayshore Hwy, Ste. 101, Burlingame, CA, 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Carl Robert Mazza & Claudia Silvina Tolaba, 508 El Camino Real, #8, Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by a Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/01/08. /s/ Carl Robert Mazza / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/03/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/07/08, 07/14/08, 07/21/08, 07/28/08).

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FRAMED PAINTING 1 1/2 x 1 1/2, never used, excellent condition $30. Call 650583-2057 MARCO SASSONE oil on canvas painting, The Gate, $17,000. Charles Lavier oil on canvas, Femes, $2,350. Call (510)409-2861.

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2 LIGHT fixtures ceiling mounted. $9 each. Plus two globe covers for light fixtures. $9 each. (650)345-9036. BISSEL CARPET Deluxe Shampooer $38. only used twice. (650)345-9036 BLACK HOODED WEBER BBQ, on wheels 36 inches good condition. $50/obo. 650-669-2077

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CEILING FAN light fixture w/4 reversible blades w/rattan & wood. Excellent condition. $70. (650)347-5104.

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Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
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DISCOVERY TOY ? Playful Patterns Game. Fun & educational. Parts & box in excellent like new condition. $15. Mtn View (650)968-6264 HELLO KITTY pink hardcase with handle for keepsakes or as a purse. New, never used. $7. Mtn View (650)968-6264 TOY TRAINS TABLE - solid oak, new, superb, $75., (415)585-3622 TWISTER MOVES GAME with 3 CDs by Jesse McCarthy and 4 mats. Brand new. $15. Mtn View. (650)968-6264


304 Furniture
DINING ROOM TABLE, custom glass top, custom made tabs, 72x44 inch, 6 upholstered chairs in blue fabric. Bought $2,500, selling for $1,000/all or best offer. (650)288-9669 DISH CHAIR - Red, never used, 30 high by 34 wide, 2 for $10., (650)515-2605 DRESSER (TRIPLE) - Beautiful, excellent condition, roomy- lots of drawers $99., (650)997-0750 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 35.75wide, 18 deep, 77.5 high, with 2 glass doors on top, Side Cabinet, matching Entertainment Center, 17.5 wide, white, $100. both, (650)341-5347, SM. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - oak with glass doors, 57 inches wide, 48 inches high. Good condition. $75 (650)591-2393 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - White oak wash, holds 27 TV with storage, $65., (650)619-2076. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, great cond., glass doors, $100/obo. Call (650)430-8414 ENTERTAINMENT STAND, 33h x 34w x 22d, New $599 Selling $99. Call 650347-0434 FOLDING TABLE: 2 for $12 each. (650)278-2702 FRENCH PROVINCIAL living room set includes Couch, Love Seat and Marble Table. Exc. Cond. Originally $10,000. $3,000 obo (408)779-0571. KITCHEN TABLE - Round, glass top, 42, with 4 cushioned chairs, $90., (650)349-8011. 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. OUTDOOR TABLE - 3x3, $8., (650)345-9036 PAIR WHITE resin patio chairs $6 RWC 650-367-6221 PATIO RECLINER CHAIR - multi position with canape, brand new, never used, $69., (650)357-8215 PATIO UMBRELLA TABLE - metal mesh top, foldable. Hunter green color, 28 H, 42 round, $40., RWC, (650)367-6221 PATIO UMBRELLA with stand brand new, $40., (650)357-8215 PINE KITCHEN Curio Shelf 6ft x 2ft very sturdy and handy, $50. (650)312-1628. PRINCESS BED - Toddler size, pink plastic, slept in once, brand new, $50., (650)533-1078. QUEEN SIZE bed $99. 650-580-6086 RECLINER - Blue velour soft fabric, excellent condition, $100., (650)692-2231. ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. 415-5853622 ROLLAWAY BOOKCASE/DESK, solid wood, w/ chair (on wheels), superb, $75. (415)585-3622. SINGER SEWING MACHINE - with stool & book. From 70s, $50., (650)670-7545. SOFA 7FT, GOOD CONDITION, $99. (650)595-4738 RWC. SOFA LOVE SEAT - Excellent condition. 45 inches Wide, Beige color with oak wood on front sides and bottom trim, $65., (650)345-9036 SOFA, CHAIR & FOOTSTOOL - Maroon with green stripes, w/ matching arm cover, excellent condition, $200., (650)670-7545 STANDING WOOD 7 shelves 11 inches deep 24 inches wide 7 inches tall $25.RWC (650)367-6221 STEREO CABINET - 18.5W, 14.5D, 31H, one front door, two shelves, oak finish, very good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO CABINET - 25W, 15D, 32H, 2 doors in bottom, white finish, good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO COMPONENT CABINET 42h, 22w, 15.5d, Glass door on bottom, Walnut & Black,3 shelves, $25. (650)341-5347 STOOL - Low stool, 17 tall, 8 wide, wood & fabric, custom made, like new, $95., (650)594-5945 UPHOLESTERED WING chair, $30. Good cond. (650)595-4738 RWC. WROUGHT IRON CHILDRENS Icecream palor chairs (5). Old, excellent condition $99/set obo. 650-345-2450.

306 Housewares
CRYSTAL BOWLS set of 4 $12 each never used and plates 2 $12 each never used. 650-583-2057 DOUBLE WINDOW (650)368-3037 FAN $18.,

310 Misc. For Sale

CAROL HIGGINS CLARK - Hardback books, 6 @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861 CHAIN - 3/8 galvanized, one - 15, $25; one - 19, $35; (650)873-6304. CHILDREN'S BOOTS NATURINO ARABBA - Quality Italian boots in about a size 1 in U.S. Transpiring water repellent materials, flexible performing bottoms and removable insoles ensure total comfort. $20 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264 CONAIR DELUXE foot bath with accessories, $10., (650)679-9359 CRITTER TRAIL hamster cage complete with extras, $50., (650)991-7278 DESIGNER PERFUME Cabotine, never used, in box, $20. (510)777-1162. DOORS (2) Solid Wood, 72x 27-3/4 x13/8, Painted white. $10/each. (650)3665180 DRIVING GPS Garmin streetpilot C330 rated best buy by consumer reports. $99 Mike (650)697-7910 ELEVATOR - (In box, 2 story stainless 10X10 Canton), paid $130K, sell $75K obo. (480)833-4299. FABRIC - Misc, 15 yards, Felt, knit, burlap & cotton. $30/all,(650)369-7487 FLORAL CENTERPIECE, holds 3 candles, silver plated, made in England, changeable, $20. (650)591-0145 after 3:30pm FLOWER VASE gold plated 3.5 inches tall includes outdoor umbrella. $50/all. (650)921-0110 FLOWERING PLANTS in pots different variations $2-$5 each (20 in all) 650-592-2648 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES - Leord $15, Dalmation Puppy $10., plush, one piece, fur, hooded, size 4-6 years, small child. Mountain View (650)968-6264 HAMSTER EXERCISE BALL - like new, in box, have 2, $4.50 each, (650)9917278 HANK WILLIAMS SR. (2) 33-1/3 records mint condiiton, $100. ea. (650)591-3478 Eves. HIKING GPS Magellan Explorist 400 new with rechargeable battery, carry case and more $99. Mike (650)697-7910 JAMES PATTERSON Hardback Books (4) $4 each, (650)341-1861 JIGSAW PUZZLES - 4 @ $2. each, (650)341-1861. KENMORE CHARCOAL BARBEQUE 22.5, $25., (650)364-1243. KFRC OLDIES RADIO 610 AM/99.7 FM. Plastic Banner 36" x 24" $20 (925)283-6469 KITCHENWARE - $.25 to $5.00, various items such as coffeemaker, blender, (650)755-9833 LEATHER TRASH can $25, Umbrella stand $25, 1940 cash register $50. 650-400-0526 LIGHT FIXTURE - bronze & tuscan, includes 3 white glass shades 14 x 36 inches $75 obo. Pictures are available. (650)208-1200 LOUIS VUITTON replica purse, beige and gold, used once, paid $200., selling $60. (510)777-1162. NORELCO SHAVER (for men) triple head includes charger, $25., (650)5933495 OLYMPIC SKATING BRACELET - Never worn gift item of a U.S. OLYMPIC COLLECTION silver. 5 charms & center charm with diamond rhinestones in a triangle with U.S.A. Olympic symbol, has ice skaters & ice skates. Incl Olympic velvet drawstring bag & velvet box. $25., Mtn View (650)968-6264 PATIO FURNITURE - 1 5ft table, 6 chairs with pads, all aluminim good shape, $100 obo, SOLD! PATIO FURNITURE - 1 small table, 2 chairs with pads, all aluminum with 6ft umbrella, good shape, $75 obo, SOLD! PENDANT WITH pink stone & diamond. 10K yellow gold, mint condition, $30. (650)878-9821 POOL COVER 17x35. roller comes with it. $50., SOLD! PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE for Nokia 6133 flip cell, new in box, $15., (650)991-7278

310 Misc. For Sale

PRINCESS COMFORTER SET - Toddler bedding, Comforter, 2 fitted sheet, 2 flat sheet, pillowcase, mattress pad, $40., (650)533-1078 PUZZLE EXCELLENT cond, $2. Call 650-574-7743 SAMSONITE LUGGAGE - Black, never used, cube size deluxe, $100., (650)5945945 SEWING FABRIC - Large box of sewing fabric, various sizes, colors, textures, $25. (650)679-9359. SHARPER IMAGE picnic leather case tote with handles that is just 10.5" x 7" black, zippers up and holds neatly 2 knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 wine glasses, 2 6" plates, 2 cloth napkins, cutting board, cheese knife, corkscrew, salt/pepper shakers, tablecloth and of course the travel case. All for $15. Mountain View (650)968-6264 SHEEPSKIN TAN BOOTS - slip on 7 tall with warm fuzzy inside, size 1 girls, $6. in Mtn View (650)968-6264 SHOES - and more shoes! Womans, sizes 6-9, $2-$5., (650)679-9359 STEVIES SHERREI PINK BOOTS primrose color with cute tie-ups in back with the fuzz balls, 12 high in about a size 1 and zippers up the side (inside) in excellent condition, $15, MtnView. (650)968-6264 SUN GLASSES -Dolce Gabana $100., (650)368-3037. SUNBEAM FINGER BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - $15., STILL IN BOX, (650)679-9359 VACUUM CLEANER - Upright Phantom Fury, 120 amps, vacuum cleaner, great condition, $25., (650)679-9359 VELVETINE THROW PILLOWS - Three 16 inch square never used 1 burgundy 2 white, $20/all cash only, (650)343-4282. VINYL MINI blinds, white, never used. 35w X 64l. $10. (650)345-2350 VINYL SHOWER curtain - White, in package new, $10. for both, (650)6799359. WHELEN/CODE 3 warning lights 5 items $100/all, (650)991-7278 YARDAGE, SEWING notions, items, $1. each, (650)593-3565 craft

COFFEE MAKER (electric) 2-12 cups made by Proctor Silex. $14. Call (650)345-9036. FOOD SMOKER Little Chief by Lure & Jenson, $35. (650)355-2996. MENS LEATHER jacket, dark brown, extra large, excellent condition. $60. Millbrae (650)692-6798 MICROWAVE & GE OVEN - Sanyo, operable, U-Haul. Both FREE! (650)342-4224 MICROWAVE GE Profile, White, over the range model, SOLD! MICROWAVE SHARP CAROUSEL II with meat probe, instruction book. @25.RWC (650)367-6221 MICROWAVE SHARP carousel, compact type, looks and works great. $20 (650)290-1438. REFRIDGERATOR BOX, medium size, never used. $75. 650-994-7747. REFRIGERATOR - Table top size for beer & wines, $50., (415)585-3622. REFRIGERATOR, SIDE by side, almond, good working condition, clean. $90. Please call, 650-961-9652 Mtn View VACUUM CLEANER Bissell like new, 2 in 1- includes upright and removable canister $99. 650-573-0162.

DRAPERY RODS (2) Travers, 150-180 inches, ceiling mount, $10/each (650)948-0946. ELECTRIC FAN - $7. SOLD! HOOVER SPIN scrub hardwood floor cleaner, $40., (650)357-8215 KITCHEN UTENSILS - Some never used, $1 each., (650)593-3565 MINI CHOPPER - w/ instructions, good condtion, $8., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, OCTAGON gold framed beveled edge mirror, never hung, size 30" x 22" $40., (650)367-6221, RWC. OASIS DISPENSER - hot and cold water dispenser, excellent condition, $60., call (415)203-0464. RIVAL ICE SHAVER - No booklet, like new, great for kids to make drinks with shaved ice in hot weather, $7 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264 SET OF fine china diner ware 44 peice set light blue with white background $85/all. (650)364-0902 SHRINE GLASSES Assorted, 12, $15 for all. Cash. (650)593-9481. TABLECLOTHS - Large, rectangular, $15 each (4), (650)679-9359 WINNIE THE POOH - A pair of stemware with Winnie on the stem portion in a golden colored see-thru glass that is quality thick and stands 6 inches tall. Nice fluted stemware. Asking $18. Mountain View. (650)968-6264 WINNIE THE POOH - Large size cup and saucer. Cup is 4 inch diameter, has a handle, rimmed in blue color, 3 inches tall. The matching plate is 7 inches and trimmed in blue. Asking $20 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264

302 Antiques
1950S G.E. waffle iron, toaster and electric percolator, all chrome collectables, $50 ea. call (650)755-9833. 1950S LIMED oak coffee table, excellent condition, $100. call (650)755-9833 ANTIQUE ENDTABLE, 16 high, 21 x 21 square. $20. Call (650)692-1566. ANTIQUE RED WAGON - Jet Rex, good condition, metal, $65. (650)349-6059 HALLS CHINA items, collectable, $50. call (650)755-9833. PATIO UMBRELLA, never used, $20. SOLD! ROYAL TYPEWRITER- 1940s Excellent Condition $50. Call 650-755-9833. SCHOOL DESK - Antique, excellent condition, St. Matthews, metal & wood, $95. obo (650)349-6059 TABLE LAMP - Milk glass, 24"H, Old. $30. (650)591-0145 (call after 3:30pm) WALL CLOCK- antique mirrored glass, 24 by 24, $50. Call (650)755-9833.

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - Toddler size, age 3-5, $30., red, (650)515-2605. EDDY MERKX Blue 55 cm. complete bike. $700. Call (925)875-1696. VISION FITNESS bike - Model #E1400. Real good shape, with casters. Includes extras. Rare use, 1 owner, had weight reduction surgery. Need $310. firm. Ask Delta & Oscar. (650)508-8918

303 Electronics
26 INCH sharp color TV with remote good picture $80., (650)570-7684 ANSWERING MACHINE - General Electric, in original box, $20., (650)368-3037 CORDLESS PHONE 30 channel AutoScan, like new, $20., (650)570-7684 CORDLESS TELEPHONE - in original box, $35., (650)368-3037 DENON RECEIVER AVR800 amp and Sony CD player. $75. (650)286-1292 JVC RECEIVER - Vintage JR-S301, nice with large meters. $50. (650)255-8512. PIONEER LASER DISC Player plus 12 free discs, collectors item! $75. Call (650)364-0117. PLAYSTATION 1 with 13 games, 2 controllers, and 1namco gun controller. $35. (650)796-1646 PORTABLE RADIO - AM/FM double cassette battery or plug, $15. SOLD! SONY DIGITAL am/fm alarm clock, $10., (650)991-7278 TRAVEL TV - mint condition, 6 screen, VHF & UHF antenna, many channels, battery operated as well, ideal for camping, travel or extra, $30., (650)578-9208. TV - 26 Mitsubishi with remote, with rolling TV stand, $99., (650)255-7864. TV - 27 Color with remote control, perfect condition, SOLD! TV - 27 with remote controller, Sale: $50_very good condition. (650)278-2702

298 Collectibles
"RED WING" stoneware 4 gallon with lid, wire handle, old butter churn $65 RWC 650-367-6221 6 ART PRINTS - Early 50's Picasso, Van Gogh & more. $60/all. (650)207-2712 70'S-90'S GIANTS, 49ers sports memorbiala. 10 items $15 all. (650)207-2712. AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS CARDS (40) rare insert cards, $80/all. (650)2072712 BARBIE DOLLS - Clean & nicely dressed, good condition, $2. each, 50 available, (650)583-6269. COIN ALBUMS - 2 Dansco Silver Dollar Coin Albums (No Coins included) 18781893, 1894-1935. Never used. $30. (650588-8926 COURAC OF monterrey - Serving trays, collectible, excellent condition, $5. to $15. each, (650)755-9833 ENGLISH SHEFFIELD Carving Set From England, like new, appraised for $125., selling $75. ( 650)367-6221 RWC FRUIT CRATE LABELS - (20) Art Deco Era, excellent condition. Antique Lithograph, $80. all, (650)207-2712. FRUIT TRAY - Large, 19 round, beautiful colored fruit, like Capo Dimonde, $95., (650)594-5945 IRISH DRESDEN - China Ballerinas (4), Call for details, $75., (650)594-5945 LASH LA RUE COWBO - custom framed, black & white, 8x10 autographed photo, $75 obo, (650)343-4329 POKEMAN AUTHENTIC cards collection more than 250. $25/all. (650)637-1008 RARE OAKLAND RAIDERS 3 superbow win, 3 pins in a framed set, $12. SOLD! STAMP COLLECTION - Worldwide or US stamp collection, free albums, $90. (415)225-4770. TELEPHONE STAND - so old some of the finish is crackled, Dark wood finish, shelf under top for phone book, 31" tall, 15" deep, 18" wide, $75. (650)367-6221 VW DIECAST model CAR - Selling a NEW, MINT, IN ORIGINAL BOX a large 1.24 gauge collectible DIE CAST METAL (with plastic parts) Volkswagen bug in a light blue color. Makes great gift as a collectible new in box for $9.Mtn. View. (650)968-6264 WE BUY gold & silver coins, Free appraisals. (415)409-6086.

307 Jewelry & Clothing

ENGAGEMENT & Wedding Band Set. $7,775. Value $14K+. Never been worn. For pix and details, call (707)616-3159. JEWELRY DISPLAY Box with plexiglass Top & Lockable. $30. Call (415)587-2255. MARORCA PEARLS - 2 strings, 80 pearls each, each 30 long, $100 for both, (650)594-5945. MEN'S SILVER ring, shaped like a saddle with 6 ruby stones, Size 11, $100.,(650)367-6221, RWC. MENS WEDDING DIAMOND RING 14K gold, size 7 1/2, Asking $700/obo. (650)274-6001. ROLEX - 18 ct stainless datejust, 2 yrs. old, like new, $3,500. (408)209-8110. WOMANS Eternity Ring, hand made, Size 6. 14K yellow gold, 11 round brilliant & beautifully cut diamonds and 11 round faceted rubies, which alternate. 2.7mm wide appraised $2,100. Selling for $1,900. (415)680-8061. WRIST WATCH white & silver, still in box, $30., (510)895-0894

311 Musical Instruments

BALDWIN PIANO, walnut, console, excellent condition! $500. (650)349-9151 GUITAR - Full maple flamed Resonator Guitar. Gold hardware, retails for $2,500., asking $800. as new, (650)3486428. KNABE MAHOGANY Console Piano. 1 owner. $1,500/obo. (650)994-7537, (650)892-1287. PETROFF PIANO - Model #125, like new, never used, paid $6,800, selling $5,000. (415)828-9532. PIANO - Steinway parlor grand piano. Excellent condition. Model A, serial # 40487. Built in 1878, 85 keys. Restored/refinished. $22K obo. (650)342-3856. PIANO BALDWIN Grand Piano, L Model, immaculate condition. $13,500. (916)486-8110 PIANO KNABE Grand, 58 beautiful walnut cabinet, excellent condition, $4,000 (408)323-8398 or (408)712-4444.

308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH - 10150lbs capacity, all chrome, Pittsburgh made, unused, with case, $30., (650)595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 10 radial arm saw on stand, $95., (650)355-2996 EXTENSION LADDER 24ft aluminum $95., (650)591-2393 PRESSURE WASHER - Used only once, like new, instructions included, hose, cleaner supplies included, SOLD! SIZHUOKA CNC Bandit Control $5,000 or best offer. (408)889-3773. UNIVERSAL PUSH TROLLY - 1 Ton, Good Condition! $30. (650)364-0902

304 Furniture
ARM CHAIR - black Lacered with rollers, Beige seat, all wood $35. Call 650-5922648. BANQUET TABLE 5ft foldable wood grain top heavy duty excellent condition $30 RWC 650-367-6221 BAR STOOL - new condition, solid wood, beige upholstry, $49. (650)9970750 BEDROOM SET - 6 drawer dresser, 2 nightstands, headboard, black with tan top, $60., (650)591-2393. BIDERMAYER CHAIR style #606 black skay. Made in Italy, $65. (650)365-1797 CANE BACK Arm Chair, polka dot, black and white, upholstered seat. $25.(650)996-0206. CARVED MIRROR extra large, ready to hang $100. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 CHAIR - Cream naugahyde, solid walnut antique chair, $100., (650)591-1816. CHILDRENS BED - LITTLE TIKES red car bed, standard single mattress size, $100., (650)344-5567 CHILDS ROCKER - White painted, $25., (650)591-1816. CHILDS TABLE & chairs - 1960 style, $20., (650)591-1816 COFFEE TABLE - beautiful, oval, solid wood, french style, $59. (650)997-0750 COMPUTER CENTER - Excellent condition, $100, (510)657-7277 COUCH - Brown leather, like new! Originally $2400, Sell for $950. Call (415)7135673. CRIB/TODDLER MATTRESS - Brand new, used once, w/ 2 single sheets, Sealy, $50., (650)533-1078. DESK - Large, nice & sturdy with 5 side drawers & 1 center, $19, Millbrae/SFO. (415)515-1562. DESK/ BOOKCASE Combo. Danish modern, teak finish. Excellent Condition. $50. (650)692-1566. DINING ROOM SET, walnut table, 2 leafs, seats 10-12. Gold upholstered chairs, matching wood glass hutch. Beautiful shape! $350-$400. Call (650)697-8851 EASY CHAIR & OTTOMAN - 2 piece set. Comfortable, new condition, chocolate colored, plush upholstry. $49/all, (650)997-0750

312 Pets & Animals

CAGE - Colorful, for small animals, carry case included, like new $25 (650)7849526. DOG HOUSE - Igloo style for large dog, unused, $75., (650)588-7683. LAB MIX - Male, 11 mos. old, cat friendly, sweet disposition, no barking, $100., (650)595-5395. LARGE SOFT DOG PILLOW - Zippered clean, used 1 month, $15., RWC, (650)367-6221

315 Wanted to Buy

309 Office Equipment

FILING CABINET 2 drawers, metal, with lock. Good Condition! $30. Call (650)570-7684. MINI METAL Mobile storage cabinet w/ 2-file drawers, Black $15.(650)278-2702 OFFICE CHAIR, $20., (650)278-2702.

AMATEUR RADIO enthusiast photographer looking to buy old ham radios and photo equipment, tubes & testers, old hifi stereos & speakers and other items of interest. Call Nelsen (530)725-0763.
310 Misc. For Sale

299 Computers
COMPUTER PENTIUM, network ready, Windows XP $100. 650-350-1806. MONITOR, 17, model Optiquesto #Q73 $20. (650)290-1438.

310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

2 DECORATIVE table mats natural shell tops (mother of pearl) 10 and 12 inches round, good cond, $30 cash for both, (650)343-4282. AC TRANSIT 31 Day Adult Transbay Ticket, Regular Price $116.00, Reduced to $100.00 for Quick Sale, Wi-Fi Aboard Luxury Bus, Never Used, Also Good on all Local Routes, Call 510-278-8626 BEACH SET - 2 mint condition collapsible chairs, w/ carring strap & pckets, 1 unused collapsible seat with coller underneath, ideal for beach, picnic or camping, $45., (650)578-9208. BEER NEON LIGHT - one of a kind (BudWeiser Cascading Falls) huge, authentic, lots of detail. 3 dimentional, perfect for commercial or home bar. First $100 takes it. (Worth $1000+) (650)9970750 BISSELL power steamer, upright, deep cleaner, excellent condition, $25., (650)679-9359 BOX OF BOOKS - Paperback & hardcover, some classics, $15., (650)7559833 CANE, METAL, Bronze color adjustable, $7., (650)367-6221, RWC.

300 Toys
BALL CATCHER or punching bag that stands 47. Inflatable football player shape with weighted bottom for great indoor play. $15. Mtn View. (650)968-6264 BOGGLE LETTERS GAME - preschool learning game for 3-6 yr olds. $8., Mtn View. (650)968-6264 CHAPTER BOOKS MATT CHRISTOPHER . Various sport themes. Retail $5 ea. & selling 9 softcovers in great shape, $20 total. (650)968-6264. Mt.View CHILD'S BIB or painting apron. New from the famous department store in London. Cute & long vinyl for great cover-up for eating or painting, $15. Mtn.View (650)968-6264 CHILDS KARTS with pedals-no engine aka Kettler Kettcar for ages 5 11 years in very good condition with a hand brake. $90. email:

305 Free Stuff

FREE MITSUBISHI TV 35 inch console. light oak cabinet, fair condition. (650)622-9464

306 Housewares
AIR PURIFIER, NEW, Hunter brand, never used $40. RWC, (650)367-6221 BED ENSEMBLE - Queen size, cream with scattered colors, sheets, pillowcases, shams, bed skirt, comforter set, $50., (650)591-1816. BISSELL SPOT LIFTER - power brush, new, in box, SOLD! CHRISTMAS KITCHEN COOKWARE superb, roasting pan, stainless steel pot, cookbook, $30., (415)585-3622 COFFEE MAKER - 12 qt. stainless steel, never used, SOLD! COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets and bed skirt, excellent condition, full size & queen size, $20., (650)533-1078

DINOSAURS DVD - Walking with Dinosaurs. 2 disc BBC set that is educational, asking $15., MV (650)968-6264


316 Clothes
2 BAGS of clothes size 8-13 for girls. $45 each. 650-342-1894

Monday July 14, 2008

316 Clothes
TOPS NICE blouses & Etc. Size 10-12. 2 huge bags. Good Condition, In San Mateo. $30/all. 650-522-9295


318 Sports Equipment

VASQUE WOMEN'S hiking boots, size 9.5. Hardly used. Tan and grey color, high top. $25. Call 650-508-1450.

335 Garden Equipment

CRAFTSMEN CORDLESS hedge trimmer, $65., (650)357-8215 ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER 1400 PFI, Model # casher, $90, (650)357-8215. WHEELBARROW - Metal bucket with wooden handles, tubeless tires, $40., (650)591-2393.

470 Rooms
ROOM WANTED - House sold. Healthy, employed SWM senior needs sleeping room with private entrance preferred. Non Smoker, Non Drinker, References. Leave Message (650)344-9353.

620 Automobiles
LEXUS 02 LS430 white/beige, 4 cyl., $29,888. #8342T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS 03 ES300, white/beige, 6 cyl, $20,889, #8422T, 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 95 GS300, auto with OD, white, beige, $10,888. #8482T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA 04 Mazda3, gray/black, 4 cylinder, $15,888. #8277T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA 05 Mazda6 S, silver/black, 6 cyl, $18,995, #8361T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA 89 MX6, 2 door, $1,495/obo. (650)345-2869. auto,

2 PAIRS Capezio tap shoes, size 5 1/2, $75 for both, (650)345-2530 3 PAIR Men's shoes - size 10, $9 each /1 pair sport boots, $6., (650)345-9036 ALLEN EDMOND - 5th Ave shoes, size 9B, brown, new $75, (415)203-0464. BLACK LACKARD arm chair with rollers beige seat $40. 650-592-2648 GIRL SCOUTS - size M, brown skorts (Children's Place), Item # 01062 in catalog. Have 4 selling at $7 ea. (retails for $22 ea) Mtn View. (650)968-6264. GIRL SKIRT with matching hat. Size 6. Bright bold colors. Cute and worn only once. $10. Mtn View. (650)968-6264. LADIES L.L.BEAN Barn Coat, Size M, New, Tan Color, $35. (650)342-3724 LADIES LEATHER Boots, Thigh high/folds down, reddish brown, exc condition. 3 1/2 inc heel, size 7 1/2-8 $60 obo 650-592-2648 LADIES WESTERN Style Silver Heart Shape Belt Buckle with tip & belt hook in silver. over 30 years old, $100., (650)367-6221, RWC. LOVELY High Quality Sun Dresses. Like new. Size 6-8 (2) for $25/obo. Call 650854-5969 NORTH FACE hooded fleece (winter/backpacking), med. size, dk green zippered jacket $20. Email: SNEAKERS - 2 pairs, Nike Air & Reebok, size 9, each $8 or both for $15. (650)375-0909. SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 TAPESTRY LADIES jackets (8) $5 ea. size M, new condition. Call Nancy (650)341-0770

318 Sports Equipment

ATOMIC ARC Skis 198 Var Ess bindings Great Shape, yours for 150. Call (650)722-9212 BIKE RACK - Cement with hole for lock to fit thru. $15. (650)369-1137. BOWLING BALL - ladies, 14 lbs, Columbia 300, Burgundy fingertip drill, $15., (650)367-6221, RWC CINCINNATI REDS Starter jacket, Mens size M, $80., (650)341-1861. GOLF BAG clean $17 Taylor, Golf clubs available $4-5 each. 650-349-6059.

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MERCEDES 04 CLK 500 Cabriolet, 4 passenger convertible. Special Mocha Black metalic paint with Taupe leather interior. Auto soft top, 24K miles with 19 mo. & 76K mile warranty left. Always garaged. Excellent condition. Purchased new. $46,500 (650)802-1800. MERCEDES 06 320 cdi Deisel Gorgeous silver smoke extra warranty 8k mi, 40 mi to the gallon, relocating for retirement $58,500 (650)766-5236 (650)5041827 MERCEDES 06 E350 black/gray, prem pkg, lthr, nav, sunroof, CD changer, 18K miles. Mint. $40,000 (510)461-0944. MERCEDES 89 300 SE Champagne, 186k mi. $6,000/obo. (650)559-0477. MERCEDES 97 - E420, Dark blue, V8, Bose. Orig owner 46K mi., Very clean, see to appreciate. (408)559-4836. MERCEDES-BENZ89, 300E, Excellent Condition! Blue/Gray, fully loaded, 109k miles, $11,000 or OBO. (650)355-0259. MINI 04 Cooper S, Loaded, 6 speed, sunroof, leather. $19,950. Please Call (707)621-0589. NISSAN 06 Murano, silver, gray, 6 cyl, $19,988. #8436P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN 07 Sentra, auto, black, beige, $13,888. #8446P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 PONTIAC 04 Grand Am SE2, V6, Granite gray, leather. 22K Miles, Exc. Condition. $14,000. (650)361-8687 PONTIAC 95 SUNBIRD - Excellent top paint, new brakes & tires, ignition system, 94K mi., $3500, (650)697-3813. PORSCHE 00 Boxster, Sport Touring Package. Many Extras, Must See. Ocean blue. $21,000. One Owner/Garaged. Call (510)233-4182. PORSCHE 03 911 Carerra. $48,999, #8278P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 PORSCHE BOXER 97 excellent condition silver/ convertible. Automatic/tittronic, CD changer with stereo and radio, low mileage. $17,500. (650)219-4357. SAAB 91 900 TURBO, 2 door, automatic, fully loaded, $1,595/obo. (650)345-2869. SCION 05 XB, 5 speed, blue/black, $13,995. #8380T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION 06 TC, 5 speed, burgundy, $16,988. #8471T Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SUBARU 06 FORESTER, gray, gray, 4 cyl, $15,888. #8495T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 01 Camry, auto, gray, $10,535. #8438P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 03 Corolla LE , automatic, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power steering, CD, with 98K miles. $8,600. (510)385-6037. TOYOTA 06 Corolla auto, gray, gray, $15,998. #8443P Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Matrix, light blue, $15,998. #8506T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Prius, white/gray, $22,888, #8416P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Solara black, 6 cyl, $21,888. #8444P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Yaris, white, $14,995. #8504P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 89 CAMRY, 4 door, automatic, $1,895/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA 99 Avalon auto, blue/gray. $10,999. #8453T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 VOLVO 04 S60, 2.5T, fully loaded. AWD, 40K miles, with warranty, very clean! $17,500. (650)341-1067. VOLVO 93 850 GLT, 4 door, fully loaded, $1,995/obo. (650)345-2869.

335 Rugs
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380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES

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335 Garden Equipment

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FORD 00 MUSTANG Convertible, white, V6, AT, 42K miles, power windows, power seat, air cond., stereo package. Good condition. 1 owner. $7,999. Call (650)274-1694. FORD MUSTANG 06 Convertible - 27K miles, black & white, fully loaded, air conditioning, multi-compactive, alloyed wheels, ABS, under warr. $14,000. Under wholesale! Like new. MUST SELL NOW! Moving, (415)722-7222. HONDA 02 Civic EX Vtec engine, black 4 dr. sedan with automatic transmission, new brakes & tires, 77K mi., excellent condition, $11,500. (650)726-9898. MUST SELL!! HONDA 04 Accord EX, one owner, white/sand beige, V6, 4 door sedan, all powered, leather interior, XM Satelite Radio, CD Changer, no smoker, 38K miles, asking $16,600, (650)358-8692. HONDA 04 Accord LX, AT, 5,500 miles, good condition, like new, $19,500. (650)364-1082. HONDA 06 CIVIC EX , white, beige, $18,885. #8480T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA 06 CIVIC LX, gray, $17,588. #8499T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, $995/mo. $600 deposit. Includes credit check. Close to downtown, shopping & transportation. Jane, (650)361-1200. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177. HYUNDAI 05 ELANTRA, Fully loaded, excellent condition, 41K miles, $8,000, (650)222-9999 INFINITI 04 G35, 70,700 mi., beautiful silver, great condition, 2 dr., all automatic with tiptronics includes A/C all powered, moon roof, cd/cassette. $18,000. Call (650)208-8074. LEXUS 02 IS 300 Sportcross, auto, red, black, 6 cyl, $19,888. #8479T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 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.


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620 Automobiles 630 Trucks & SUVs
FORD 94 Explorer XLT, automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, white with grey leather interior, 175K mi., $3K obo. SOLD! HONDA 05 Pilot EX-L - Sport Utility 4 Wheel Drive. Excellent condition, 21K mi., black exterior with tan leather interior. Includes navigation. Moon roof, 6disc CD changer, interior wood trim package, all season floor mats & cargo tray, $26,400, Call Kevin (509)528-2043. HYUNDAI 07 ACCENT, auto with OD, beige, $13,995. #8474P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 JEEP 91 Laredo, 121,000 miles. Runs great, New Fuel Pump and Oil Change $2,500/firm. San Mateo. Call to see, (650)722-9212 JEEP 91 WRANGLER, List Lift, 33, PFG, $5,495/obo. (650)345-2869. LAND ROVER 94 Defender 90. Excellent Condition, AA yellow, soft top, 5 speed, 72k miles. $34k. Call Frank (707)253-2000. LANDROVER 02 DISCOVERY - 37.5K miles, Like new, $9000, (650)593-1951 TOYOTA 04 Sequoia SR5, gold/beige, $22,888, #8040P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 05 Highlander, black/gray, 6 cyl, $26,888. #8525P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Four Runner, champagne, $22,888. #8441T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Highlander, maroon/gray, $19,888 #8372P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Highlander, white/gray, $19,888. #8405p. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 RAV 4, red, $22,888 #8428P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000


630 Trucks & SUVs
TOYOTA 07 RAV4, classic silver metallic, $21,995. #8502P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Tacoma blue/gray, $16,995. #8503P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880 TOYOTA 07 Tacoma silver/gray, $24,888. #8374T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880 TOYOTA 07 Tundra maroon, $24,888. #8377P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW 03 Passat GLX, gray, $15,888. #8271T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW 05 Passat GLX 4Motion, silver, auto, , gray, $18,995. #8440T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

645 Boats
BOSTON 05 Whaler, trailer, 40 hp Merc, top many extras, excellent condition. $11,000. (650)743-0115.
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INFLATABLE ACHILLIS - 12 raft, 10 HP motor, seats, oars, gas tank, good shape, $1100. obo, (650)302-0507.
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670 Auto Service

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670 Auto Parts

LUMBER RACK for extra cab pickup, excellent condition, FREE. (415)6328375 RADIATOR - GM sedan, 1970-90, never used, still in box, $99., (650)369-1137 ROTATING Beacon light, 12 volt, truck mounting, $10. 650-341-6402

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672 Auto Stereos

CAR STEREO - Pioneer Deck, Pair of Rockford Fosgate 6x9 speakers. Prime condition. $150/obo. (650)670-2292

625 Classic Cars

BMW 89 535I - White, 4 door, auto, all power, strong slant six, very fast, clean title, passed smog, new brakes and moonroof, $4,000/obo, (650)871-0778. CHEVROLET 69 Camaro RS LS 6-454 hughes-T400, 12 bolt 410, $28K. SOLD! FORD 65 MUSTANG, $5,000. Call (650)323-1819. MERCEDES BENZ 73 450SE. 102K miles. Good cond. Must See to appreciate. $2400. MUST SELL. (650)274-5258 MERCURY 73 Comet GT, 302V8, Auto, AC, PS, project car, stored. Needs assembly,parts included. Great body & interior, $2500 obo. Call for details. (650)726-9733.


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635 Vans
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630 Trucks & SUVs

CHEVROLET 99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET99 Suburban Excellent Condition, 99,000 miles asking $7,500. (650)570-7612. CHEVY 99 Silverado 1500 extra cab, leather, clean, $11,500/obo. Call (650)345-4405. DODGE 95 DAKOTA Club Cab, SLT, V-8, 4x4, manual trans, 99K miles, $2,595/ono./obo. (650)345-2869. FORD '01 SVT lightning, fully loaded, 60k mi., blk, 10sec quarter mile + many extras. $19,000 OBO, (530)472-1574. FORD 00 Expedition Eddie Bauer 105k miles. $11,295. (408)314-1605.

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650 RVs
AIRSTREAM 96 - 33 class A, 45K original miles, 454 engine, 2 solar panels & more extras. $28,000, (408)867-0379. COACHMAN 86 Class A 28, clean, low miles, $8,500, (408)605-3838 or (408)398-8066. NASH 98 5th wheel trailer 20 ft., very clean. (650)588-8160.

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BAJAJ 94 Scooter, less than 500 miles. 100 miles to the gallon, $1500., (650)465-1762 YAMAHA 01 V-Star, 2K miles, Show Bike, 1100 ccs, $6K, (650)492-1298. YAMAHA 02 (408)639-0154. 426. $3,500 o/b/o.

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USFWS and Redwood City Council, is that the dirt used for the effort has to be closely monitored and inspected to ensure that it is clean ll and absent of any hazardous or otherwise unsuitable elements. However the timing of the ll may also allow ll to be used from the coincidentally scheduled dredging of the channel serving the Port of Redwood City. Initially, the plan didnt call for banning visitors full time, however, during this rst phase there have been numerous incidents of vandalism; trespassing off the marked trail; barrier chains, fences and locks have been cut; pedestrians have wandered perilously close to the trucks and earth-moving equipment and there was even a case of people riding all-terrain-vehicles on Bair Island. The USFWS felt they had no choice but to close the area off to the public until phase one is complete. The public is not allowed on site now because of heavy construction equipment working within Bair Island. Public safety and interference with construction are the primary faces the prospect of severe cuts to parks, recreation, police and re services, Weiss said. The estimated $3 million per year generated by a sales tax would let the city avoid a projected $1.3 million in cuts in 2009-2010 and $1.45 million in cuts the following scal year. The funds would also enable the city to restore $1 million each year to the general capital projects fund. The city could raise the same amount of money through a 5 percent utility users tax levied on telecom, electricity, gas and cable TV services but the survey showed much less support than for the sales tax proposal. The survey showed that 66 percent supported a sales tax measure with a 10-year sunset compared to 54 percent for the utility users tax. The high level of support was surprising, Clinicians use the data retrieved by the beacons to monitor movement of the prostate and focus the radiation during treatment. With this technology, radiation can be administered in a higher dosage without the possibility of affecting healthy tissue. The problem is, the prostate can move on the radiation table, said Stephen A. Weller, a radiation oncologist at Mills-Peninsula Hospital. Without Calypso, it is impossible to determine if the prostate moves during radiation therapy. If it does move, the radiation may destroy healthy tissue cells instead, causing hemorrhoids, bleeding and increased urinary frequency and burning. Wi t h t h i s s y s t e m , w e c a n b e c e r t a i n o f ex a c t l y w h e r e t h e p r o s t a t e i s , s a i d We l l e r, eve n i f t h e p r o s t a t e concerns, said Mendel Stewart, a project leader at the USFWS who has been placed in the role of interim manager while the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is between full time managers in an ofcial capacity. While it will be a long wait for anyone interested in getting up close and personal with nature at Bair Island, Stewart promised that it will be worth the wait and that the trails will have new and improved features such as observation platforms, expanded parking and restrooms. He also stated that when complete, the reserve would attract more animals than it had before. Bird species such as ducks, shorebirds, raptors and even song birds will be most prominent. Birdwatchers, or anyone who likes to see wildlife, will benefit from this restoration. Fish and other aquatic species will also greatly benefit from the restoration by having increased habitat. Wetlands provide important nursery habitat for many

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toward that end involves raising the elevation of Inner Bair Island two feet, which is necessary to ensure the re-establishment of native marsh vegetation once the levees are broken and bay water is re-introduced. Once the vegetation grows back, it will provide a habitat for a variety of species of birds and aquatic animals. Unfortunately, raising the elevation is no simple task when the area involved covers 1,400 acres. To raise the islands level, the USFWSs restoration plan requires the placement of over one million cubic yards of dirt ll onto the island. Even with 200 truckloads of dirt being added per day, it will take an expected four to ve years to achieve this goal. What complicates the process further is the joint directive, agreed to by both the

aquatic species, said Stewart. Redwood City, which has undergone or is in the process of undergoing massive development to its downtown, to Sequoia Hospital and in the construction of several low- and medium-income housing projects, including one adjacent to the marina opposite Bair Island, is hoping to be the model for the rest of the Bay Area in regards to its cooperative efforts with environmentalists and its re-use of dredge materials. The city has fostered a partnership with a group of agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide support for the restoration of Bair Island including the FWS, the Bay Planning Coalition, the Port of Redwood City, Save the Bay, South Bayside Systems Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others. More information about the restoration plan can be found online at The sales tax survey, though, showed that both might thrive, Moura said. Also at Monday nights meeting, the City Council will discuss another revenue enhancement: leasing the Kiwanis Building. During a marathon budget study session with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cuts, the council agreed to close the Burton Park building to save $55,600. Leasing the facility could bring in another $61,000 to $94,000 annually depending upon the nal terms. The council is expected Monday night to authorize advertising the availability and seek proposals. On that timeline, the building lease could be approved in mid-October.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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ity is needed for approval. The city would have to wait until November 2009 for a majority vote election unless the council rst unanimously passes a resolution nding it to have a scal emergency. The city more than qualies, Weiss said. [T]he San Carlos nancial situation is more serious than that faced by many agencies that have declared scal emergencies in recent years, Weiss wrote in a staff report, noting the citys cuts in each of the last ve years and the projection of similar hits in the upcoming ve years. Without a new revenue stream, the city

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The San Carlos City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.
said Assistant City Manager Brian Moura. The backing is chalked up to residents understanding the need to take action and feeling that a San Carlos-specic tax keeps the money local, Moura said. If the city moves forward with the sales tax it will be in the company of 65 cities statewide. The measure may also have company on the ballot; the San Carlos Elementary School District Board of Trustees is contemplating a $75 per year parcel tax. School ofcials have theorized that if both entities put a measure on the ballot, education will win out. m ove s a f ew m i l l i m e t e r s . Dr. Stephen Kurtzman of Mills was the rst to suggest the treatment to Young. None of the procedure was painful, said 78-year-old Young. Its not very intrusive. Young experienced no severe side effects as a result of the Calypso-assisted radiation therapy. There are no downfalls or side effects specic to the new technology, said Weller. The only discomfort that might be felt is during the insertion of the beacons. It is similar to having a biopsy with needles, Weller said of the implantation. Once its in, there is no feeling whatsoever. It really is totally harmless. The only disappointment Young had with radiation therapy was the interruption in his

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researchers at the University of Washington ve years ago, Calypso has been used in dozens of successful cancer treatments at Mills Peninsula Hospital of San Mateo over the past year. Appropriately nicknamed GPS for the Body, the technology functions with the help of three electromagnetic transponders, known as beacons. When these tiny transponders, each the size of a grain of rice, are implanted into the prostate, they can track the exact location of the prostate and the cancer.

daily workout routine. Im a veteran so I know how to exercise, he said, regretting that he had to stop exercising during treatments. One month after his nal treatment, Young was well on his way to recovery and back to his usual workout routine. The new technology has already had its national debut and is currently used by both major medical centers and private facilities across the United States. Weller is condent of Calypsos future success for other types of cancer. The same method can be used in locating tumors in different parts of the body the breast, the throat, the lung, the mouth, Weller said. This is going to be developed for other tumor areas in the near future.


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By Laura wides-Munoz


Candidates fumble with Hispanic vote

Election brief
Obama taps Hagel and Reed for overseas trip
SAN DIEGO Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama expects to be accompanied on his battlefront tours of Iraq and Afghanistan by two fellow senators who are military veterans and often mentioned as potential running mates. Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., are experts on foreign policy, Obama told reporters while flying to California late Saturday. Hagel served as an Army sergeant in Vietnam and was twice wounded in 1968, earning two Purple Hearts. Reed, a West Point graduate, was an Army Ranger and paratrooper. They reect, I think, a traditional bipartisan wisdom when it comes to foreign policy. Neither of them are ideologues but try to get the facts right and make a determination about whats best for U.S. interests and theyre good guys, Obama said. Obama planned to visit Europe as well, and he told reporters that he hoped to resolve concerns expressed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about using Brandenburg Gate as a backdrop for a speech in Berlin. Merkel questioned the propriety of a foreign political gure using such a historic backdrop as that former Communist demarkation point to deliver a campaign speech. ORLANDO, Fla. Like eager but awkward suitors, Barack Obama and John McCain are working hard and sometimes fumbling in their efforts to court Hispanic voters who could swing Novembers presidential election. For the African-American Obama and white Anglo McCain, the problem is less one of language than of trying to understand a group whose own diversity can make it a mystery to others. Its not a simple matter of saying, Take me to your leaders. But that, in essence, is the ground game the presidential candidates and their campaigns have been playing in pitching to voters who could form decisive constituencies in critical battleground states. They just come to me and say, Who are the bosses of the Latin community? said Patrick Manteiga, who runs a family-owned newspaper for Hispanics in Tampas out for them in appealing to a large and growing segment of the population that has leaned Democratic but has not always been motivated John McCain to vote. A recent AP-Yahoo News poll found Obama leading McCain 47 percent to 22 percent among Hispanic voters, with 26 percent undecided. McCain is respected by many Hispanics for refusing to pander to anti-immigrant sentiment over the years. Yet he is viewed in some Latin quarters as a sequel to the unpopular President Bush, a problem he has with voters at large, too. Obamas vitality and soaring oratory appeal to Hispanics just as they do to others. Whoops of approval were heard throughout his speech this week to the League of United Latin American Citizens convention.


Barack Obama speaks at the National Council of La Raza convention in San Diego.
historic Cuban neighborhood of Ybor City. Thats like coming and asking, Who are the bosses of white America, of the soccer moms? Both candidates are pressing their case in three speeches in as many weeks to Hispanic umbrella groups and working in other ways to make their outreach more sophisticated. Republicans have opened an ofce in Orlando, where most of the states Puerto Ricans live, and Obama opens one this week in Ybor City. Theyve both got their work cut

Kids interviewed on TV, to Obamas regret

By David Bauder

NEW YORK Its the interview scoop that quickly gave Barack Obama second thoughts, and not because it revealed he leaves his suitcase where his children can trip over it. The Access Hollywood interview in which Obama and wife Michelle allowed daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, to participate opened a curtain on a potential pres-

idents family and raised questions about whether the girls should be hands off for the media. Although their parents did most Malia Obama of the talking and the girls mostly looked like theyd rather be going out for ice cream, Obama later said he and his wife got carried away

in agreeing to it. I dont think its healthy and its something that well be avoiding in the future, Obama said Wednesday on Good Sasha Obama M o r n i n g America. Rob Silverstein wishes Obama hadnt said that. The Access Hollywood executive producer

believes Obama has nothing to regret. The interview, spread out in four parts on the show last week, was conducted by correspondent Maria Menounos when the Obamas were in Montana on July 4. Sensing their viewers interest in the campaign, syndicated entertainment newsmagazines have done many light personality segments on the candidates, giving them a non-challenging opportunity to show off their human side.