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Weekend July 12-13, 2008 Vol VIII, Edition 283

Senate passes foreclosure plan

By Julie Hirscheld Davis

WASHINGTON A mortgage rescue to help hundreds of thousands of struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and get more affordable, safer loans passed the Senate overwhelmingly Friday, but it faces a bumpy road amid continuing turmoil in the housing market. The 63-5 vote reected a keen interest by Democrats and

Republicans to send election-year help to distressed homeowners with economic issues topping voters concerns. The plan lets homeowners buckling under mortgage payments they cant afford keep their homes and get more affordable mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration. Banks that agreed to take substantial losses on those distressed loans could avoid costly foreclosures and be assured of

recovering at least some money. The new program would let the FHA insure as much as $300 billion in new mortgages, helping an estimated 400,000 homeowners. It still faces challenges, however, with the House planning to rewrite key details and the White House threatening a veto without major changes. Its not the nal stop, but it is a major stop in getting this bill done, said Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-

Conn., chairman of the Banking Committee. For those who said this Congress cannot come together in a bipartisan fashion to do something responsible about housing, this bill does that. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the Financial Services Committee chairman and an architect of the bill, says the few but signicant revisions House leaders are seeking could be made in as little as one week.

Dodd said he was expecting minor tweaks that could be dealt with quickly. But key players are bracing for intense negotiations to resolve the differences. They hope to smooth over disputes with the White House at the same time, with an eye toward producing a bill President Bush could sign later this month. The White House Friday renewed

See PLAN, Page 35

Police stay quiet on murder case

By Dana Yates

Police are keeping mum as they piece together clues from a Tuesday morning shooting in Millbrae and a dead body found Thursday in Burlingame. We got a couple of leads right now, but were keeping things quiet, said Millbrae police Cmdr. Marc Farber. Jack Chu, 27, of Millbrae, was found Thursday morning slumped in a car parked in a Burlingame neighborhood near Broadway. Police are following multiple leads, but have yet to make an arrest. We have a number of people were

talking to, said Millbrae police Inspector Lou Landini. We have no idea of why [this happened.] As rst reported in the Daily Journal Friday, Burlingame police were called to investigate a dead body in white car at the intersection of Chula Vista and Sanchez avenues shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. They found Chu slumped over in the car, which matched the description of a car seen at a shooting Tuesday morning in Millbrae, according to police. On Wednesday, police were called to investigate an early-morning report of a shooting at Lincoln Circle in Millbrae. Witnesses reported hearing

See MURDER, Page 35


Scott Bissel walks out of the Apple Store in Burlingame Friday morning with the new iPhone. He lined up at 5 p.m.Thursday and walked out just after 8:30 a.m.Friday.

Television reporter takes plea bargain

By Michelle Durand

Problems bug new iPhone

By Peter Svensson

NEW YORK The launch of Apple Inc.s much-anticipated new iPhone turned into an informationtechnology meltdown on Friday, as customers were unable to get their phones working. Its such grief and aggravation, said Frederick Smalls, an insurance broker in Whitman, Mass., after spending two hours on the phone with Apple and AT&T Inc., trying to get his new iPhone to work.

In stores, people waited at counters to get the phones activated, as lines built behind them. Many of the customers had already camped out for several hours in line to become among the rst with the new phone, which updates the one launched a year ago by speeding up Internet access and adding a navigation chip. A spokesman for AT&T, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the U.S., said there was a global problem with Apples iTunes servers that prevented the phones from being fully activated in-store,

as had been planned. Instead, employees are telling buyers to go home and perform the last step by connecting their phones to their own computers, spokesman Michael Coe said. However, the iTunes servers were equally hard to reach from home, leaving the phones unusable except for emergency calls. The problem extended to owners of the previous iPhone model. A software update released for that

See PHONE, Page 35

A Southern California television reporter accused of hitting his girlfriend in a South San Francisco hotel because he thought she was cheating made some more news of his own this week by pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery. Rodney Edward Luck, 59, of La Jolla, changed his plea after prosecutors substituted a count of straight misdemeanor battery for the initially charged count of battery against a person with whom the defendant is having a relationship. The newly added charge does not carry a mandatory

order a defendant enroll in a batterers treatment program if convicted. Instead, Luck was sentenced to two days in the county jail with Rodney Luck credit for time served. He will spend 18 months on supervised probation followed by 18 months of court probation. Luck is a well-known television reporter on the KUSI station in San Diego. He joined in 1990 and at the

See PLEA, Page 35

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Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day

When are these idiots going to learn that its over? They continue to think that they can beat the system. Theyre wrong.The system is catching up all the time.
Pat McQuaid,leader of the International Cycling Union No dope: Cyclist tests positive for EPO, see page 6

Holy sequels!
New Batman lm nearly lives up to the hype

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Local Weather Forecast

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

China puts best foot forward

The Olympics arent the only game in town if China is in your sights


An employee at a diamond merchant's workshop inspects diamonds while grading them in Mumai.Mumbai's diamond traders are moving to a new exchange where they hope to rival Belgium's Antwerp as the world's diamond trading capital.

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Id rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a Comedian Milton Berle was born could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. Id rather be a Mendel Berlinger in New York City has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-havebeen has never been, but a has was once an are. Milton Berle, American comedian (1908-2002) In 1543, Englands King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr. In 1690, forces led by William of Orange defeated the army of James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. In 1812, United States forces led by Gen. William Hull entered Canada during the War of 1812 against Britain. (However, Hull retreated shortly thereafter to Detroit.) In 1817, naturalist-author Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Mass. In 1862, Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. In 1948, the Democratic National Convention opened in Philadelphia. In 1977, President Carter defended Supreme Court decisions Fitness guru Musician Christine limiting government payments for poor womens abortions, Comedian Bill Richard Simmons Cosby is 71. McVie is 65. saying, There are many things in life that are not fair. is 60. In 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Artist Andrew Wyeth is 91. Movie director Monte Hellman Mondale announced hed chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate; Ferraro was the is 76. Pianist Van Cliburn is 74. Actress Denise Nicholas is 64. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 63. Actor Jay Thomas rst woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. In 1988, Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. is 60. Singer Walter Egan is 60. Writer-producer Brian Grazer Dukakis tapped Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas as his running is 57. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 57. Country singer Julie Miller is mate. 52. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 52. Actress Mel Harris is 52. In 1993, some 200 people were killed when an earthquake Actor Buddy Foster is 51. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul measuring magnitude 7.8 struck northern Japan and triggered a Asylum) is 46. Actress Judi Evans is 44. Rock singer Robin tsunami. Wilson is 43. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 39.



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owner of the Piggly-Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma. Shoppers carried baskets that were awkward and heavy when lled with groceries. Goldman realized that rolling carts would encourage people to buy more. His original steel framed cart held two baskets. *** The debut episode of the sitcom All in the Family (1971-1979) was called Meet the Bunkers. The family was made up of Archie and Edith Bunker, their daughter Gloria and their son-inlaw Michael. *** The word gymnastics comes from the Greek word gumnazein, which means to exercise naked. Greek athletes used to train in the nude to allow for maximum exibility. *** Maidens Blush, Newton, Rome Beauty and Empire are varieties of apples. Answer: They are all famous obstetricians. False contractions during pregnancy are known as Braxton Hicks. Dr. Lamaze developed breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce pain during a natural, drug-free childbirth. The Apgar Score is a test that assesses the health of a newborn within minutes of birth.
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Wednesday, July 9. Theft. A bicycle was stolen at the Hillsdale Shopping Center before 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. Theft. A man stole candy from a store on the 400 block of South Norfolk Way before 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. BURLINGAME Drunk driver. A drunk driver was arrested after hitting a pedestrian on the 300 block of California Drive before 6:40 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. A man in his 20s wearing baggy clothes and a baseball cap was going doorto-door and asking to use the phone on the 1500 block of Albemarle Way before 7:01 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. A caller heard the sound of six to seven gunshots near the 300 block of Clarendon Road. An ofcer conrmed that the noises were actually from reworks before 10:29 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Suspicious circumstances. Five to six popping shots were heard on the 200 block of Anita Road before 11:50 p.m. Thursday, July 10. SAN BRUNO Embezzlement. $19,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from a store with an employee believed to be involved, on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 8. Disturbance. Two people were engaged in a physical ght over a monetary dispute on the 200 block of Santa Helena Avenue before 8:52 a.m. Tuesday, July 8. Vandalism. A womans vehicle was graftid on the 900 block of El Camino Real before 10:25 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Her business was also graftid earlier in the day.

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POLICE REPOR TS Bar hopping mad

Three men, one with a fake ID, were trying to get into a San Mateo bar, causing trouble and arguing with the staff on the rst block of East 25th Avenue before 10:02 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9. BELMONT Burglary. The window of a 2002 Subaru Outback, parked in the underground garage of the Holiday Inn Express on El Camino Real, was smashed and items were stolen before 10:07 a.m. Monday, June 30. Tampering with vehicle. A catalytic converter was stolen off a vehicle on Roxbury Way before 3:08 p.m. Monday, June 30. Burglary. An ofce at Notre Dame High School on Ralston Avenue was broken into and two computers were stolen before 9:22 a.m. Monday, June 30. Burglary. A vehicle was broken into overnight and its radio was stolen on Wessex Way before 8:39 a.m. Monday, June 30. Vandalism. A large tree in front of the church on Alameda de las Pulgas was teepeed before 11:03 a.m. Friday, June 27. Theft. An ofcer initiated activity at Alameda de las Pulgas before 10:40 a.m. Friday, June 27. SAN MATEO Suspicious person. A caller said that he did not believe that a woman in a white shirt and gray visor was soliciting for a school on the 1300 block of Shoal Drive before 8:43 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Vandalism. A vehicle was vandalized on the 3800 block of Pacic Boulevard before 10:06 p.m.

Fireworks citations increased this year

By Dana Yates

The only city on the Peninsula that sells pyrotechnics issued 31 citations to people lighting illegal reworks on Fourth of July this year, according to police. We issued 31 citations this year. Its slightly up from the previous year, said San Bruno police Lt. Noreen Hanlon. San Bruno allows nonprots to sell safe and sane reworks the week leading up to the Fourth of July. However, the citys police and reghters spend the holiday responding to increased numbers of calls over the holiday weekend. This years concern over illegal reworks and possible res were elevated because of the number of state res burning. A 2005 initiative in which resident voted to maintain reworks sales in the city prohibits the council from canceling sales. However, the council can, and did, increase nes this year. The nes increased from $100 to $200 for rst time offenders, from $200 to $400 for the second offense and from $500 to $1,000. Presuming the citations were issued to rst-time offenders, the city took in $3,100 in nes. The city will keep some of that money, but it may only pay for the extra enforcement it needed on the Fourth of July. The city required an extra engine company and worked with other police departments to ensure enough ofcers to respond to emergencies. The city of San Mateo also added an extra re engine company and police ofcers for the holiday. The city has more than twice the population of San Bruno and does not sell safe and sane reworks. It issued one citation in the 700 block of South Eldorado Street at approximately 1:50 a.m. on July 5,


Despite the sale of so-called safe and sanereworks,it still wasnt enough for 31 people in San Bruno, who were cited for igniting illegal reworks.
according to San Mateo police Lt. Mike Brunicardi.
Dana Yates can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

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grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles. One of her greatest enjoyments was visiting the casinos. Alma was born on Oct. 13, 1923 in Corvallis, Mont. and worked retail for more than 25 years. She retired from accounting at The Gap Corp.ofce after 25 years of loyal service. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends who meant the world to her. A Memorial Mass will be held at Skylawn Memorial Park, State Route 92 at Skyline Boulevard on Saturday July 26 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of owers donations can be made to Mission Hospice at 650-554-1000. Services Entrusted to: Lifemark Center at Skylawn Memorial Park (650) 349-4411.


Jacqueline Frances Lewis
Jacqueline Frances Lewis, of Daly City, died July 8, 2008 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd J. Lewis and is survived by her son; Thomas J. Parker (his wife Shirley A.), Gary L. Lewis (his wife Claudia A.) and Judith A. Crawford (her husband Mark R.). She was the grandmother to Renee M. and Garrett T. Parker, Jacqueline Christopher L. Frances Lewis and Erica A. Lewis, Jeremy R. and Tianna Lynn Crawford. and stepmother to Linda S. Anderson and the late Raymond J. Lewis; sister to John W. Howard and Jayne Lewis; also survived by many other relatives. She was the daughter of the late John W. Howard and Frances A. Howard. She was a native of San Francisco, aged 80 years. She was a graduate of St. Pauls High School, class of 1945. She was the rst female bank teller employed by Bank of California and later retired from Wells Fargo Bank. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony Foundation, Dept. 05719, 121 Golden Gate Ave., PO Box 39000, San Francisco, 94139-5719.


Josephine Mary Belingheri

Josephine Mary Belingheri, late of San Bruno and San Mateo County resident for 53 years, died peacefully in Burlingame on July 11, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert F. Belingheri married for 50 years and loving mother of Carol (Kenneth) Gardner of Port Orchard, WA and Ralph (Lyn) Belingheri of Woodside. She was the caring grandmother of Kevin, Karin, Greg and Jeff. She was the great-grandmother of eight and great-great-grandmother of two. She was the dear sister to Stanley (Evelyn) Boben of Mountain View and Francis Bregante of Redwood City. She was a native of San Francisco, age 93 years. She was a member of Slovenian American Society, San Francisco and the San Bruno Senior Center. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15 at St. Roberts Catholic Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Private inurnment at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Her family respectfully asks donations be made in Mrs. Belingheris memory to the San Bruno Senior Center (650) 616-7151 or to a favorite charity.


Two children twist on the swings in San Mateos Central Park.The weather dropped off dramatically from the last few days and the weekend weather is predicted to be nice and comfortable the weekend will feature early fog that burns off in the late morning with highs in the mid-70s expected.

Local Brief
Alleged gypsy gets August theft trial
A 41-year-old parolee accused of bilking a South San Francisco woman out of money for tree service and alleged to be a member of a gypsy gang preying on elderly victims throughout the county will stand trial next month. Tom Wood, also known as Eli or Ely Wood, has pleaded not guilty to

Alma D. Gomes
Alma D. Gomes died June 26, 2008 surrounded by her family and friends. She was the beloved Mother to Alberta (Joe) Bruno; grandmother to Donna (Michael) Genardini; greatgrandmother to Makayla and Matthew Genardini; Sister to Annie Wagner; Dear Aunt to Nancy Pfander, Robert Wagner, Lynn Canale, Tom Ward, David Ward, Terry Sheaffer and spouses. She was predeceased by her husband Albert A. Gomes, longtime companion Joseph L. Bruno, Brother Robert Ward and dear grandson Michael Bruno. She enjoyed watching many sporting events of her

all charges of residential burglary, grand theft and petty theft with a prior conviction. He was ordered to stand trial Aug. 18 and if convicted faces a second strike on his criminal record. According to South San Francisco police, Wood worked with a group of others to swindle elderly victims. One suspect distracted the victim by saying a fence needing xing, offering an estimate on roof repair or some other home repair. In the charged case, the woman was told Wood and his friends would trim her

trees as a service to the elderly. While the victim was distracted, Wood reportedly went into her bedroom and stole $780. Later that same day, the group pulled a similar stunt but was unsuccessful. Police arrested Wood and two others at a San Jose motel but he is the only one so far to appear in court. Wood returns to court Aug. 5 for a pretrial conference before the Aug. 18 jury trial. Meanwhile, Wood remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.



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City of Oakland to settle sex harassment suit


OAKLAND The city of Oakland has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a federal lawsuit led by 14 AsianAmerican women who said they were pulled over for no reason by a police ofcer who then groped or sexually harassed them, the attorney for the women said Friday. Attorney John Burris said the conduct by former ofcer Richard

Valerga, now 54, in harassing the women was outrageous and caused tremendous emotional harm to the women. Burris said most of the women came to the U.S. from Southeastern Asian countries such as Vietnam and Cambodia in order to escape a tyrannical environment and it was pretty shocking to them to be harassed by a police ofcer. Many of them are still afraid of the

police, even though the harassment incidents happened back in 2004 and 2005, he said. The city previously paid $190,000 to settle claims by two other women against Valerga, Burris said. Burris said he and co-counsel James Chanin have represented 16 women and he thinks there were additional victims who havent come forward. Burris said he thinks Valerga should have gone to state prison for his con-

duct but the Alameda County District Attorneys ofce was lax in allowing him to plead no contest on Nov. 22, 2005, to two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of interfering with the civil rights of his victims. Valerga was originally charged with seven misdemeanor counts but prosecutors allowed him to plead no contest to four counts. On Jan. 9, 2006, he was sentenced

to three years probation, including six months in the county jail. Charges were led against Valerga in August 2005 as a result of a joint, three-month investigation conducted by Oakland police and the District Attorneys ofce after a victim came forward. Investigators determined that Valerga made illegal vehicle stops on Asian-American women between January and April 2005.

County government
The campaign candidacy period for the November election opens Monday, July 14. Ofces open for election include the 12th and 14th Congressional Districts; the 12th, 19th and 21st State Assembly Districts; the 11th State Senate District; City Council seats in Atherton, Colma, East Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Menlo Park and Pacica and Council seats, City Clerk and City Treasurer posts are open in Daly City. San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee Areas 4,

5, 6, and 7 each have one ofce. The school districts with open seats include: Bayshore School district, Brisbane Elementary School District, Cabrillo Unified School District, Jefferson Union High School District, La Honda-Pescadero Unied School District, Las Lomitas Elementary School District, Menlo Park City Elementary School District, Pacica School District, Ravenswood City School District and South San Francisco Unied School District. Special districts with offices on the November ballot include: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Ward #7, North Coast County Water District, Peninsula Health Care District, Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council, San Mateo County Harbor District and Sequoia

Healthcare District. More information about the election is available at

City government
The San Carlos Transportation and Circulation Commission is considering a study session or meeting to determine the possibility of bike lanes on some blocks of Old County Road. The commission is also considering changing its Tuesday meetings to another weekday. The commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos. The San Carlos City Council will con-

sidering contracting with the San Mateo Police Department to administer its red light enforcement program. The city would spend an estimated $71,850 to oversee the program itself while a contract with San Mateo is anticipated at $20,000. The council will also consider a one-year facility use agreement with the San Carlos Elementary School District. The last least expired June 30 and the school board approved a new agreement at the June 19 meeting. The agreement is for join use of all facilities except Heather Field and requires each entity to maintain their own facilities. The only charges will be for adult activities. The council meets 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

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For kids! goal is to raise enough this summer to save the elementary instrumental music program so this years incoming fth graders have the same opportunity to experience the excitement and academic enrichment that playing an instrument offers. For more information, to order tickets or make a donation visit or call Jean Abeles, director for kids! Education Foundation, at 3127235. *** Skyline College will sponsor a sports medicine camp this summer for high school and community college students and youth sports coaches. The camp will be July 21 July 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Skyline College Sports Medicine Facility (classroom 3B), 3300 College Drive. The camp will be led by Jo Silken head athletic trainer for Skyline College, and in collaboration Golden State Warriors NBA team. The fee is $100, and includes a camp T-shirt and supplies. Participants need to bring a bag lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For information and registration v i s i t ken/, call Jo Silken at 738-4283 or e-mail her at *** Notre Dame de Namur University will hold a graduate information forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Ralston Hall Mansion located on campus at 1500

Ralston Ave. in Belmont. NDNU holds forums to help students become acquainted with specific graduate programs they are interested in and to meet the professors who will be guiding their studies. Learn about admission, financing, and meet with the director of your intended program. Free. For more information call 508-3600. *** Caada College will keep its doors open until midnight on Friday, Aug. 1 to help working adults and others register for fall semester classes. The Midnight Madness registration event is free and open to anyone thinking about registering for a fall semester class at the college. Staff will be available to help students with the admissions application, class registration, placement testing and nancial aid. Students will also be able to meet with an academic counselor. The event will feature a free barbecue, live music and childcare. Caada College President Tom Mohr said the event is designed to make it convenient for prospective students to register for classes. This will allow students to do everything they need to do to get into classes in one night, he wrote in a prepared statement. Its not always convenient to take time out of work to register for classes or take a placement test or ask a question about nancial aid. We want to make it easy for students. Caada College is a two-year, public community college located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 18. For more information call 306-3226 or go to *** Registration for children entering all Millbrae elementary schools in August will be accepted beginning Aug. 11, 2008 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at all district schools. Children who are 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, 2008 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Registration for Taylor Middle School will be accepted beginning Aug. 11 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The elementary school where the registration should be completed is dependent upon the childs address and space availability. For clarication on school boundaries, call the District Ofce (697-5693, Ext. 29) or check the district Web site at For all student registrations: Proof of (1) district residency, (2) childs age, (3) immunizations, and for kindergarten registration, comprehensive health exam completed after March 1, 2008 will also be required. Prior to August registration at the schools, registration packets may be picked up at the Millbrae School District office at 555 Richmond Drive, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Interdistrict attendance agreement requests will be considered based on space availability for students whose parents live in another city but work in Millbrae or have childcare in Millbrae. Requests to attend the Millbrae School District must be made in the home district of the


student. Information regarding Millbrae School District interdistrict attendance agreements may be obtained at the District Ofce. *** Notre Dame de Namur senior Andres Caballero traveled to New York City in March to receive a $3,000 journalism scholarship award from Cable News Network and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. To win the scholarship, Caballero, 21, submitted articles he wrote while doing an internship in 2007 for the Hispanic Link News Service is Washington, D.C. The articles focused on Hispanic aspects of several national stories. One concerned the failures of FEMA to assist a small Hispanic community in north Florida impacted heavily by Hurricane Katrina. Another concerned the controversy over a PBS special that focused on the contributions minorities made to the war effort in World War II but failed to mention the 300,000 to 400,000 Hispanic-Americans who fought in the war. Caballero, a native of Argentina and an all-Pac West forward on the NDNU mens soccer team, will received the award on March 13 at an awards dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel, hosted by ABCs Primetime co-anchor John Quiones and CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad OBrien. Caballero will graduate in May with a degree in political science and minors in business administration and communications.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation is pleased to announce a jazz benet concert featuring Borel Middle School music teacher, Brian Switzer on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Kingsh Restaurant, 201 S. B St. in San Mateo. The event will include a no host bar, light snacks and an auction of items such as a Lake Tahoe cabin and round of golf at Peninsula Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will go toward saving the school districts fth grade instrumental music program, which has lost funding for 2008-2009 due to drastic state budget cuts. More than 1,000 fth grade students in all 16 elementary schools in San Mateo and Foster City learned to play instruments during the last school year. Their efforts culminated in end-of-year concerts for their families which were well attended and well received. The fact that most of these young musicians have registered for classes in the districts middle school instrumental music programs this fall illustrates how much these students enjoy playing an instrument.


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Enjoy fun time with mom, dad or your favorite grown-up. The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for adults.

I Like Stripes
Kids Across 1. Stars and Stripes Forever is a patriotic ____ 2. Animal on the prowl that always wears stripes 6. Game in which you might knock a striped ball into a pocket 7. High-flying American symbol known for its stars and stripes 8. A stores price markdown on candy canes, for example 9. Striped stinkers 12. Pinstriped outfit on a well-dressed man 14. Peanuts star with a big zig-zag stripe on his shirt (2 wds) 15. Chicago batters in stripes: White ___ 16. Horses cousin in black and white stripes 18. Slithery striped reptile: garter _____ 19. Color of six of the stripes on our 7A Parents Down 1. Brunettes blond stripes 2. Number of road stripes that means passing is prohibited 3. 2As terrific talent 4. A brindle boxer is a striped one 5. Candy stripers workplace 6. Laurens classic striped shirt 10. Disneys striped movie star fish 11. Its on the business end of an angry yellow jacket 13. Spectral stripes in the sky 14. Fast food icon Ronald who dons striped kneehighs 17. Spiffy striped accessory: ____ 7/13/08

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Body found in smoky ruins of Sierra fire


PARADISE One person was found dead inside a burned-out house Friday as reghters raced to conne a wildre that had roared back to life in the rural Sierra Nevada foothills, while the army of blazes that have charred California prompted President Bush to schedule a visit to the state and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to order 2,000 more National Guard troops to reghting duty. Investigators believe the person who died in the town of Concow was the rst civilian casualty from the hundreds of blazes that have tormented the state for the last three weeks, but they needed to conduct an autopsy on the burned body to conrm the cause of death, said Sgt.

Steven Pelton, a Butte County deputy coroner-sheriff. Concow, where 50 homes were destroyed this week, was under a mandatory evacuation order when ames approached the community early Tuesday, but unfortunately not everyone chose to leave and you cannot force them to, Pelton said. This appears to be one of those people. State ofcials said the current re season has seen the most res burning at one time in recorded California history. Aided by unusually dry and hot conditions, wildres have burned more than 1,100 square miles and destroyed about 100 homes statewide since a lightning storm ignited 1,460 separate blazes on June 21. By Friday, more than 320 res still were active, state

ofcials said. Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered an additional 2,000 National Guard troops to join the 400 soldiers already called up for reghting duty around the state. The extra troops would be trained and deployed over the summer and early fall, a time of year when re danger in California is typically highest. We are stretched thin, and our firefighters are exhausted, Schwarzenegger said Friday in Los Angeles. The re season as weve known it is pretty much over. ... Now we have re season all year round. Meanwhile, President Bush scheduled a visit to survey the damage from the wildres that have burned more than 1,100 square

miles and destroyed about 100 homes. White House spokesman Trey Bohn did not say where Bush would go to get his brieng on Thursday, when the president also plans to attend a private Republican fundraising event in Napa. Federal ofcials said Friday that they would send more equipment and personnel to California in response to Schwarzeneggers request for additional aid. The federal government has committed $100 million and 80 percent of its reghting resources to California, said Glen Cannon, an assistant administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Weve put a signicant amount of resources there, and well continue to add resources until we bring

the fires under control, Cannon said during a conference call with reporters. Australia, Canada, Greece, Mexico and New Zealand also plan to sending reghters and equipment, federal officials said. The United States has agreements with those nations to provide mutual assistance during wildres. In Butte County, crews made progress Friday in containing a blaze burning in the mountains near the town of Paradise, where an earlier re last month destroyed 74 homes. On Friday evening, ofcials downgraded the evacuation order that had affected about 10,000 residents since Tuesday and told people they could return home as long as they remained ready to leave on a short notice.

Speiers rst bill to lower speed limit

Drivers across the country might be forced to lower their speeds in an attempt to save gas if Congress passes a bill introduced this week by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo. Speier, introduced her first bill, The Gasoline Savings and Speed Limit Reduction Act, which would sets a national speed limit at 60 mph in urban areas and 65 on less-populated stretches of highway. Speiers introduction of the bill comes on the heels of a similar suggestion by a Virginia senator last week. Americans need relief from the rising cost of gasoline now, Speier said in a press release Thursday. There is no need to wait for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries or the oil companies to help us out.

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Every driver can affect change simply by easing up on their right foot. Numerous studies prove lower speeds reduce gas use. Speier sites gures from the Environmental Protection Agency that state gas mileage decreases rapidly after 60 mph.

City manager resigns

When Millbrae City Manager Ralph Jaeck reaches the four-year mark in his position, hell be celebrating by taking on a new, undecided challenge. Jaeck is not sure what hell be doing in the future. But one thing is clear, it will not be leading Millbrae. Jaeck, 63, announced his resignation this week. His last day will be Sept. 30. Jaeck came to Millbrae in October 2004 during a time of numerous challenges, particularly nancial. The citys in good shape, said Jaeck. Weve had a turnaround. A desire to spend more time with his fami-

ly inspired the decision which was a surprise to Mayor Gina Papan. Ralph has been a tremendous asset to the workings of this city, she said. He has worked hard for us and at a signicant personal sacrice in that he Ralph Jaeck has been separated from his family. We are sorry to lose him, but we understand his strong desire to be with his family. We are grateful for his dedicated service these many years. He has been a great asset to all of us. We will miss his exceptional skills and his diplomacy. I, personally, will miss his friendship and counsel.

Vacant market site no more

Grocery options will be expanding in San Carlos after Foodville owners inked a 30-year lease for the vacant Bell Market site allowing the development of Bianchinis a store that will cater to specic community requests. Brothers Chris and Kevin Bianchini, owners of Foodville on Laurel Street, signed a 30-

year lease for Bell Market which closed in November 2006. The expanded space gives the family business a chance to create a store personalized for San Carlos. To make it personal, the family will be surveying the community hoping to learn what items they want within the expanded location. Right now what we have is a mom and pop deli in the meat department, which we want to expand on. The community will tell us what to do, said co-owner Chris Bianchini. Maintaining the standards of high quality and service are top priority when expanding the store from the 8,000 square feet it currently occupies to a 20,000-square-foot location designed with a traditional grocery store layout. Having a clear vision for the site was welcomed by city leaders. Were certainly excited about it, said Assistant City Manager Brian Moura. Moura went on to describe the upscale market as a perfect t for the area. He was particularly interested in the surveying process. Bianchinis will be the second location for the family which opened the rst in Portola Valley in 1998.


What is the mood and reactions of the Iraqi public that supports such a move by its government? If you look back at history you will easily understand.

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The American Centurions

o, it is now some of the highest-ranking members of the legitimately elected Iraqi government who are, also, demanding a withdrawal date for American troops. There is great surprise with hints of ungratefulness in reactions from the U. S. executive administration, which clearly and openly has been engaged in securing more bases and a permanent presence in that land. However, with the expiration of the U.N. mandate for the military actions of the U. S. troops after Dec. 31, Iraq refuses to sign any extension that includes the clause it does not have the right to arrest or the jurisdiction to try any American for violations of Iraqi law. So, Americans who commit any crime, including rape and murder cannot come under the sovereign judgment and punishment of the host nation. No self-respecting nation would ever agree to that. So, if this is indeed a legitimately established government as vouched for or certied by the Bush Administration as replacing Saddam Husseins Baath Party, then international law holds this is a sovereign nation with the all the rights appertaining thereto. And so it may legally tell the Americans when it is OK to stay and when it has to go. So the Bush administration is hoist on the horns of a dilemma. If this is a legitimate government, as it declaims, it has the leverage over the will of the U.S. administration to stay in this stand off. Why would the Iraqis be so touchy about this? Remember all of the publicized incidents of torture, rape and murder by American troops in Iraq that have been prosecuted only in the U. S. military court system? Frankly I too have been appalled at the slaps on the wrists that have resulted. What is the mood and reactions of the Iraqi public that supports such a move by its government? If you look back at history you will easily understand. Indigenous nations have always hated occupiers, however favorable disposed we as a nation have been toward them. The Jews and other occupied lands hated Rome. Jesus bypassed this by telling his followers to render unto Caesar because they had no power to do

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otherwise, but serve a higher power in God. China is still paying back for the humiliation it suffered with the invasion of Southern China by Great Britain, with its forced leasing of Hong Kong and later installation of its troops on the mainland. Then, later, a very weak China was also forced to cede concessions to the French, Germans and Americans. So, they still have much to get even for. India has pretty much gotten over the British occupation of 250 years, but Algeria and Vietnam are still smarting over the humiliations by France. Anyone with even a minimal familiarity with history knows what the Roman Centurions were. They were the armored and helmeted professional military leaders used in battles and in occupations of conquered lands. And from before the time of Jesus they were universally hated as intruders in the cultural, political and economic affairs of the nations they occupied. In the Holy Land, they were the troops that backed up Pontius Pilate in his boring chore of authorizing entertainment in the form of public crucixions. They also backed up the Roman destruction of Judea and the Diaspora of the Hebrew Tribes beginning about 45 years later. One day I was looking of some photos of a Baghdad market place in which were wandering some U.S. troops in full ghting regalia, lugging huge automatic weapon and hand grenades with infrared lights sweeping up like plumes on their helmets. They looked so much larger, ercer and taller in stature than the civilians milling around them. In fact, they looked much like modern versions of the Roman Centurions. Yes, these are our own centurions, but they do have the authority to kick in the door of any home or structure they will and maybe apologize as they gather up the dead when they are wrong.

So look at it from the civilian point of view. You may hate Muslims and wish every one of them dead, but look at it from their point of view. It has been convenient and useful for the administration to lump all bombing and sniper resisters as al Qaida and roll it all into a package of world wide Jihad to conquer the world. But, that is an insupportable lie. Al Qaida has never been big in Iraq. Saddam ran a secular state and wouldnt allow it. Even some of the Sunnis have taken on al Qaida in recent months. I have not and will not retreat from the argument that aside from the accidental deaths of our troops being in the midst of a civil war, the great majority of the improvised explosive devices used against our troops have been placed by a myriad of different groups from all over Islam lands, endeavoring to dislodge an invading occupier, as we in the U.S. as patriots, would do if we were ever occupied. And this pool of resisters dedicating themselves for fight and suicide bombings are drawn from the over 330 million Muslims in the Middle East, and even from outside among the other Muslim nations of the world. They far outnumber our over-rotated and exhausted regular army, citizen reservists and National Guard. It is, in effect, a limitless pool and an ongoing death and crippling sentence for the cream of our young fighters. The 9/11 event, of seven years ago, which has been a psychological tragedy for the people of the United States, has been a heaven sent bonanza for an incompetent president and a purely evil vicepresident. With the leadership of a ruthless Karl Rove, it bought them an undeserved second term. And the bringing down of that vicious and immoral Saddam Hussein was a gift and seized opportunity to position our selves militarily and strategically over a Tel: 344-5200 Fax: 344-5298 Mail: 800 S. Claremont St., #210 San Mateo 94402

vast pool of oil. Which throws me, personally, into a dilemma, also. There is much to be said for what I perceive to be the original intent of the invasion: Control over the third largest proven reserve of oil in the world in order to assure our American economic gears would never grind to a halt. But the way it has been done dees credulity. The constitution gave the president the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The founders surely didnt anticipate such a power would fall into the hands of such a blunderer and his mediocre clutch of appointees. So yes, if we wish to retain some control over that particular segment of the oil lands of the world, we, as a nation, are going to need to eat crow and realize an undeclared war and illegal invasion doth not a permanent victory make. It has a price attached to it. We must remember, the land, the nation and the oil still belong to the Iraqis, not to us. By the way, rumor has it the administration has put a price on my head and put me on the get al Qaida hit list. I doubt that, but I do suppose there are some die-hard Cheney/Bush supporters who would like to conveniently place a potent improvised explosive device under my butt for sticking to and warning about my doubts. But, considering my age, I gure I dont have that much to lose. So, I will soldier on, body beaten, head bloodied but unbowed, in the search for one mans truth, if youll forgive the military allusion.
Keith Kreitman has been a Foster City resident for 22 years. His column runs in the weekend edition.

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The elephant in the room
Editor, At Mondays City Council meeting on the Open Space Initiative there was a lot of talk from City Council members of the elephant in the room. They were referring to giant Cargill Corporation. However, they were completely missing the point, once again. The elephant in the room is the San Francisco Bay. Speakers wondered, Why are outsiders interfering in our city and telling us what we can and cannot do? Hmm, lets see, could it be that the bay is a bit bigger than Redwood Citys private little domain? Could it be that that stewardship of the bay is a shared stewardship by all communities around the Bay? Could it be that residents all around the Bay feel a duty to speak up to protect it? Could it be that developing extensively on tidal plains is wrong when these other communities are making sacrices to restore their bit of the bay? Could it be that these outsiders have RWCs real interests at heart and are trying to protect it from those rosecolored glasses handed out by deep-pocket developers? Could it be that they realize that our hearts can be stolen with the sweet siren seduction of free things we want, so we would even dele our childrens legacy? The Bay belongs rst to the earth and is a living breathing eco-system. We should protect it, not ll it. Ask any elementary school child (even if he or she is not a voter of Redwood City).

Towing woes at Foster City 4th celebration

Editor, I was doing my civic duty, registering people to vote, at the Foster City 4th of July celebration on Friday. Right at 5 p.m., literally ve minutes before I left to go home after the booth closed, my car was towed. It cost $345 to retrieve, plus cab fare to get me there, for a total of $375. There were no signs saying not to park there when I parked, but I see some had been added when I had returned. Also, every car in one section of the Wells Fargo lot was gone, except for a Mustang with a car cover on it. I complained, and later that car was gone, but it was not towed, according to D&M Towing. Other cars in the lot parked in the Wells Fargo lot were also not towed. When I went to pick up my car,

there was a young lady, a Safeway employee with her uniform on, that also had her car towed from the Safeway lot. That tells me that EOP, the property management company responsible for directing the towing operation, did not do their deed, (on a family holiday no less), in a way to make sure that people parked that were shopping, or working, were not towed. D&M had a stack of at least 100 others that were towed on that day. You do the math on how much revenue they took in. I feel for the families with young kids who found no transportation home after the event. Who would think that parking in a closed Wells Fargo lot on a national holiday would cause so much distress?

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Trade deficit ebbs,exports hit record

By Jeannine Aversa

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Ch. 7 ABCs This Week Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,R-Calif. *** Ch. 5 CBSFace the Nation Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor; Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Richard Lugar,R-Ind. *** Ch. 11 NBCs Meet the Press Carly Fiorina,adviser to John McCain; Sen. Claire Mccaskill, D-Mo.; Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Harold Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council. *** CNNs Late Edition Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Chris Dodd, DConn.;Govs.Mark Sanford,R-S.C., and Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz.; Nancy Pfotenhauer,adviser to McCain; Jason Furman, adviser to Barack Obama; Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie. *** Ch. 2 Fox News Sunday T. Boone Pickens, chairman of the energy investment fund BP Capital and creator of an alternative energy plan.

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade decit narrowed in May as exports including industrial supplies and consumer goods climbed to all-time highs. The latest snapshot of trade activity, reported by the Commerce Department on Friday, showed that the nations trade gap, thanks largely to the declining dollar, decreased to $59.8 billion. That was down 1.2 percent from Aprils trade decit and was the best showing since March.

The improvement came even as imports including crude oil hit new record highs. The trade decit narrowed in May because exports grew faster than imports. Exports of U.S.-made goods and services totaled an all-time high of $157.6 billion in May. That marked a 0.9 percent increase from April. The declining value of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies, especially the euro, is helping to make U.S. exports cheaper and thus more attractive to foreign buyers. Growth in exports has been one of the few bright spots for the U.S. economy,

which has been pounded by housing, credit and nancial crises. Imports of goods and services grew to a record of $217.3 billion in May, a 0.3 percent increase from the prior month. On Wall Street, fears about the nancial health of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent stocks tumbling. The Dow Jones industrials closed down 128.48 points at 11,100.54 . The trade picture turned out better than many economists were anticipating. They were forecasting the trade gap to widen to $62.2 billion in May. The stronger export figures

should help boost overall economic growth during the April-to-June quarter, which is already shaping up to be better than the grim projections made at the start of the year, when many feared the economy might contract. Tax rebates also are energizing shoppers, which should help second-quarter activity. The narrowing trade decit may be enough to keep second quarter growth in the black, said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. The economy could grow from 1 percent to more than 2 percent in the second quarter, according to various projections.

Washington,Wall St.weigh Fannie,Freddie help


WASHINGTON Wall Street and Washington wrestled Friday with how to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two troubled pillars of the economy whose failure would deal a devastating blow to the already crippled housing market. As investors grew more convinced that only some type of government bailout could rescue the rms,

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the focus was to support the pair in their current form without a takeover. The government was considering giving Fannie and Freddie access to the Feds emergency lending program as one option to prop up the rms, said Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., citing conversations with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Paulson. A Fed spokeswoman said the cen-

tral bank had not talked with Fannie and Freddie about the emergency lending program. The spokeswoman declined to discuss any other options being considered. Both companies issued statements late Friday calling their nancial positions solid. Freddie Mac said it did not see an immediate need to raise fresh money, and said other options included cutting its annual shareholder dividend, which costs $650 million a year.

Investors drove Fannie and Freddie shares to 17-year lows before the stocks recovered somewhat. The turmoil, combined with a new high for oil prices, helped send the Dow Jones industrials briey below 11,000 for the rst time in nearly two years. The Dow nished down about 1 percent at 11,100.54. Fannie and Freddie were created by

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Stocks down after wild day

By Tim Paradis

NEW YORK Wall Streets angst over the ongoing fallout from the credit crisis made for a turbulent end to a volatile week Friday stocks tumbled, soared and then turned south again as investors tried to assess the dangers faced by the countrys biggest mortgage financiers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Dow Jones industrial average, which traded down more than 250 points in the session, briey moved into positive territory Friday before ending down more than 128 points. The blue chips also traded below 11,000 for the rst time in two years. And all the major indexes ended with another losing week. A new high for oil prices above $147 a barrel also weighed on stocks. The fate of the government-chartered companies was a focus of trading Friday

as it had been earlier in the week. Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fell sharply over several sessions on concerns about their stability. Wall Street is worried that a collapse of the two nanciers would cause further shock to the nancial system, and trigger more losses to banks and brokerages with signicant holdings of mortgage-backed securities. The well-being of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is crucial because they hold or guarantee about $5 trillion worth of mortgages, or about half the outstanding mortgages in the United States. Their troubles are just the latest depressing turn in a year-old credit crisis that shows no sign of ending, disappointing some stock traders who thought just months ago that the worst was perhaps over. Stocks uctuated late in the session amid varying reports that the Federal Reserve could aid Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the Senate Banking Committee chairman, raised the prospect that the companies could be given access to emergency Federal Reserve lending. Dodd, who spoke Friday to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, said the two are looking at various options for propping up the rms if they ultimately need help. Those include giving them access to the Feds emergency lending discount window, Dodd said. But a Fed spokeswoman said later the central bank had not talked with Fannie and Freddie about the emergency lending program. She declined to discuss any other options being considered. Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve took the unprecedented step of offering direct loans to investment banks from its discount window. Some observers noted that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae werent short of cash, but of access to capital.

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IndyMac Bank has assets seized

By Alex Veiga

LOS ANGELES IndyMac Banks assets were seized by federal regulators on Friday after the mortgage lender succumbed to the pressures of tighter credit, tumbling home prices and rising foreclosures. The bank is the largest regulated thrift to fail and the second largest nancial institution to close in U.S. history, regulators said. The Ofce of Thrift Supervision said it transferred IndyMacs operations to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation because it did not think the lender could meet its depositors demands. IndyMac customers with funds in the bank were limited to taking out money via

automated teller machines over the weekend, debit card transactions or checks, regulators said. Other bank services, such as online banking and phone banking were scheduled to be made available on Monday. This institution failed today due to a liquidity crisis, OTS Director John Reich said. IndyMac had $32.01 billion in assets as of March 31. Pasadena, Calif.-based IndyMac Bancorp Inc., the holding company for IndyMac Bank, has been struggling to raise capital as the housing slump deepens. A spokesman for the lender did not immediately return an e-mail request for comment. The banking regulator said it closed IndyMac after customers began a run on the lender following the June 26 release of

a letter by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., urging several bank regulatory agencies that they take steps to prevent IndyMacs collapse. In the 11 days that followed the letters release, depositors took out more than $1.3 billion, regulators said. In a statement Friday, Schumer said IndyMacs failure was due to long-standing practices by the bank, not recent events. If OTS had done its job as regulator and not let IndyMacs poor and loose lending practices continue, we wouldnt be where we are today, Schumer said. Instead of pointing false ngers of blame, OTS should start doing its job to prevent future IndyMacs. The FDIC planned to reopen the bank on Monday as IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB.

Oil sets new another record

By Madlen Read

NEW YORK Its only July, but it might be time to start loading up on blankets and sweaters. Oil spiked to a new trading record as hostilities rise between the West and Iran raising the likelihood that this winters heating bills will be the priciest yet. Crude oils brief jump past $147 a barrel Friday arrived not only as the United States and Israel view Iran as a growing threat, but also as the U.S. dollar fell and worries erupted over possible supply disruptions in two other major oil-producing nations: Nigeria and Brazil. Those factors contributed to new alltime trading highs in crude, gasoline and heating oil. It looks like $4-a-gallon gasoline might be here to stay, and that heating

oil costs might cause further problems for consumers as the weather gets colder. Futures prices for natural gas turned lower Friday, but are still about twice as high as a year ago. If you think your gasoline bills are expensive now, wait till you get your home heating bill this winter, said Stephen Schork, an analyst and trader in Villanova, Pa. Heating oil is used mostly in the Northeast United States; homes in most other parts of the country use natural gas. Its possible for people to cut back on heating as they do on driving, but its not easy to slash the bill signicantly. Weve been building these ridiculous McMansions over the past few years. Its harder to trade in a McMansion than it is an SUV, Schork said. But you can turn your thermostat In the mortgage industry, the prospect of doing business without Fannie and Freddie is truly frightening. The cost of borrowing would go up dramatically, said Steve Habetz, president of Threshold Mortgage Co. in Westport, Conn. We would be going back to dark ages where a homebuyer would be hoping that a local bank would (have enough resources) to make the loan that it will keep on its books. Published reports suggested the government was considering taking over one or both of the companies and running them itself. President Bush met with senior economic advisers and said Paulson had assured him that Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will

down and throw on a sweater. Political unrest in oil-producing regions along with production cutbacks by reneries and fairly resilient demand for diesel fuel have been keeping energy costs high. Iran, which has long been under U.N. scrutiny for its uranium enrichment program, has been testing missiles this week, including a new missile capable of reaching Israel. On Thursday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned the oil-producing nation that the United States will defend its allies, and Iran responded with another missile launch. Neither the United States nor Israel has ruled out a military strike on Iran. Then on Friday, there were rumors of Israeli military exercises taking place in Iraqi air space. The rumors were reportedly denied by Israeli ofcials. be working this issue very hard. Wall Street sent the companies stocks lower nonetheless. Freddie Mac shares were down 25 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $7.75. Fannie Mae shares were down $2.95, or 22.4 percent, to 10.25. I think everybodys just holding their breath in expectation that something substantive from the government will happen today or over the weekend, said Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of consulting firm Federal Financial Analytics. Analysts also suggested the problems had as much to do with market perceptions than any fundamental change in the two companies nances. One report from Citigroup titled Fear Begets Fear called the sell-off overdone.

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the government to provide more Americans the chance to own a home by adding to the available cash banks can loan customers. Shares of both companies are publicly owned. Their importance to the housing market and overall economy is hard to overstate: Fannie and Freddie either hold or back $5.3 trillion of mortgage debt, or about half the outstanding mortgages in the United States. Without them, our economy would collapse, Piper Jaffray analyst Robert P. Napoli said in a note to clients.


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Bush rejects regulating greenhouse gases

By Dina Cappiello

WASHINGTON The Bush administration, dismissing the recommendations of its top experts, rejected regulating the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming Friday, saying it would cripple the U.S. economy. In a 588-page federal notice, the Environmental Protection Agency made no nding on whether global warming poses a threat to peoples health or welfare, reversing an earlier conclusion at the insistence of the

White House and ofcially kicking any decision on a solution to the next president and Congress. The White House on Thursday rejected the EPAs suggestion three weeks earlier that the 1970 Clean Air Act can be both workable and effective for addressing global climate change. The EPA said Friday that law is ill-suited for dealing with global warming. If our nation is truly serious about regulating greenhouse gases, the Clean Air Act is the wrong tool for the job, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson told reporters. It is really at

the feet of Congress. White House press secretary Dana Perino said that President Bush is committed to further reductions but that there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with climate change. The wrong way is to sharply increase gasoline prices, home heating bills and the cost of energy for American businesses, she said. The right way, as the president has proposed, is to invest in new technologies. At the just concluded G-8 summit at Toyako, Japan, Bush and other

world leaders called for a voluntary 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases worldwide by 2050 but offered no specics on how to do it. In a setback for Bush, the Supreme Court ruled last year that the government had the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant. Bush has consistently opposed doing that. Congress hasnt found the will to do much about the problem either. Supporters of regulating greenhouse gases could get only 48 votes in the 100-member Senate last month. The House has held several hearings on

the problem but no votes on any bill addressing it. Both major presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama, have endorsed variations of the approach rejected by the Senate. In its voluminous document, the EPA laid out a buffet of options on how to reduce greenhouse gases from cars, ships, trains, power plants, factories and reneries. On Friday, Johnson called the proposals drafted by his staff as putting a square peg into a round hole and he said moving forward would be irresponsible.

Study: As gas prices go up, auto deaths drop

By Joan Lowy

WASHINGTON High gas prices could turn out to be a lifesaver for some drivers. The authors of a new study say gas prices are causing driving declines that could result in a third fewer auto deaths annually, with the most dramatic drop likely to be among teen drivers. Professors Michael Morrisey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and David Grabowski of Harvard Medical School said they found that for every 10 percent increase in gas prices there was a 2.3

percent decline in auto deaths. For drivers ages 15 to 17, the decline was 6 percent, and for ages 18 to 21, it was 3.2 percent. Their study looked at fatalities from 1985 to 2006, when gas prices reached about $2.50 a gallon. With gas now averaging more than $4 a gallon, Morrisey said he expects to see much greater drop about 1,000 deaths a month. With annual auto deaths typically ranging from about 38,000 to 40,000 a year, a drop of 12,000 deaths would cut the total by nearly a third, Morrisey said in an interview with The Associated Press.

I think there is some silver lining here in higher gas prices in that we will see a public health gain, Grabowski said. But he cautioned that their estimate of a decline of 1,000 deaths a month could be offset somewhat by the shift under way to smaller, lighter, more fuel-efcient cars and the increase in motorcycle and scooter driving. Morrisey said the study also found the same kind of symmetry between gas prices and auto deaths when prices go down. When that happens we drive more, we drive bigger cars, we drive faster and fatalities are higher, he said.

Morrisey and Grabowski found a nearly identical relationship between gas prices and auto deaths in an earlier study that covered 1983 to 2000. The studies used auto deaths tabulated by the National Highway Trafc Safety Administration, which hasnt yet released gures for 2007. Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the nonprot Center for Auto Safety, said it makes sense that auto deaths would decline as driving decreases in response to rising gas prices. There are a whole bunch of factors that are inuenced by higher gasoline prices teenagers dont have as

much money, so you have the most risky drivers driving less; people are switching out of the bigger, older more dangerous vehicles, and people also know if they drive slower theyre going to save gasoline, Ditlow said. So, from a societal viewpoint, higher gasoline prices have a great number of benets, and one of the most important benets is fewer trafc fatalities. But Ditlow said he would be delighted and amazed to see deaths drop by a third. He said the declines in driving, while record-setting, still arent great enough to suggest such a dramatic drop is likely.

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Tourists killing hurts Korea talks

By Burt Herman

World Brief
Russia, China veto UN sanctions on Zimbabwe regime
UNITED NATIONS Russia and China vetoed U.S.-proposed sanctions on Zimbabwes leaders Friday, the global communitys latest attempt to take concrete action against a regime widely criticized for a violent and one-sided presidential election. Western powers mustered nine votes, the minimum needed to gain approval in the 15-nation council. But the resolution pushed by the Bush administration failed because of the action by two of the ve veto-wielding permanent members. The other three nations with veto power the U.S., Britain and France argued that sanctions were needed to respond to the governmentbacked violence and intimidation against opponents of President Robert Mugabe before and after Zimbabwes recent presidential election. Mugabes government has denied responsibility for the bloodshed surrounding the vote, which he won after his rival opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dropped out because of attacks on his followers. Tsvangirais party reported Friday that at least 113 of its members were killed in political violence since March. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad harshly criticized the vetoes, saying China and Russia have stood with M0ugabe against the people of Zimbabwe. The action put an end for now to efforts to apply more international pressure on Mugabes regime and force it to share power with Tsvangirai. It follows a recent summit where African Union leaders adopted a resolution calling for dialogue in Zimbabwe, but did not directly criticize Mugabe or the runoff vote. The AU leaders said they were deeply concerned about the situation but their only promised action was be to support the will for a unity government.

SEOUL, South Korea A soldier fatally shot a South Korean tourist Friday at a resort in North Korea, prompting the South to suspend a high-profile tourism program just as the president was seeking to repair strained ties with his communist neighbor. The death of the 53-year-old woman, who the North said had ventured into a restricted military area during a pre-dawn stroll at a beach, followed a series of hostile North Korean moves against South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Since Lee assumed office in February with a tougher line on dealing with the North, the Pyongyang regime has expelled South

Korean officials from joint economic projects, labeled Lee a traitor and warned of renewed fighting between the Koreas. The shooting happened just hours before Lee went to the new South Korean parliament to deliver a Lee Myung-bak speech extending a peace offering to the North by calling for the resumption of reconciliation talks and offering humanitarian aid. A spokesman for South Koreas Unification Ministry, Kim Ho-nyeon, announced that the government was suspending tours to the Norths Diamond Mountain resort pending an investigation of the shooting. We regret that our tourist was killed,

Kim said. Some 1,200 tourists at the resort can complete their trips as scheduled if they choose to do so, leaving as late as Sunday, according to Hyundai Asan, the company that runs tours to Diamond Mountain. The business is a source of much-needed hard currency for impoverished North Korea, which made no official comment on the killing or on Lees speech. Lee was briefed on the shooting just before he headed to the National Assembly for his address, the presidential office said. He told aides to investigate the case thoroughly and called on North Korea to actively cooperate with the probe, presidential spokesman Lee Dong-kwan said. The spokesman added it was not appropriate to connect the speech with the tourists death.

New worries for troops in Baghdad

By Robert Burns

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq U.S. forces may be close to unlocking the mystery of who is behind a deadly innovation in Iraqi insurgents weapons, a lob bomb now being used in Baghdad to target U.S. and Iraqi combat outposts, a senior American general said Friday in an Associated Press interview. Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, called the weapon the greatest threat right now that we face, and he likened the shadowy group behind it to the American militarys elite Delta Force. The weapon is particularly worrying because it

is designed to cause catastrophic damage and cannot be stopped once it has been launched, Hammond, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, said in an interview in his ofce at this U.S. military headquarters compound just west of the capital. U.S. forces detained a Jeffery man on Thursday who Hammond Hammond said could provide valuable insights into the group behind the bombmaking. We think we have dened the network, he said. He would not elaborate, although other American ofcers said in interviews that the

group is Shiite and may have links to Iran. We think we might have picked up a guy that could lead us could be a big lead in this, Hammond said. Its not clear whether this small group is related to efforts by anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to revitalize his Mahdi Army, which had held sway in the Sadr City section of Baghdad until U.S. and Iraqi forces wrested control after seven weeks of ghting that ended in May. Arguing against a link to such an al-Sadr initiative is the fact that the group that Hammond described has been operating since at least late 2007, although it has become more active in recent months.

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Favre inches closer to return

By Chris Jenkins

The Green Bay Packers want to do the right thing in response to Brett Favres latest round of ipopping on his future in football. And as far as the team is concerned, that might mean showing No. 4 the door although working

Brett Favre

out a trade might be more palatable to the Packers than granting Favre the release he has requested. Favre asked the Packers to release him so he can return to

the NFL with another team after apparently being told his latest retirement reversal wasnt welcome news in Green Bay. The team said it would do whats right in response to Favres request, which was rst reported by ESPN on Friday. Brett earned and exercised the right to retire on his terms, the teams statement said.

We wanted him to return and welcomed him back on more than one occasion. Bretts press conference and subsequent conversations in the following weeks illustrated his commitment to retirement. The nality of his decision to retire was accepted by the organization. At that point, the Green Bay Packers made the commitment to move forward with our football team.

The 38-year-old Favre retired March 6 after a 17-year career, openly sobbing as he contemplated a future without football. But almost immediately, he began dropping hints that he was having second thoughts. The most recent and intense round came Friday, when ESPNs

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Blues top Orioles in slugfest

By Emanuel Lee

High stakes force moves

avid Stern was deep in the bowels of Staples Center, holding an impromptu press conference next to the loading dock when he should have been in a luxury suite upstairs getting ready to enjoy Game 3 of the NBA nals. His message that day was that Tim Donaghy was a renegade crackpot and that he wasnt worried at all about his allegations that NBA referees conspired to x at least one playoff series and may have inuenced even more. Why should I be worried? Stern asked. Turns out Stern was worried, at least about the growing public perception that NBA officials were incompetent at best, crooks at worst. Worried enough that just a few weeks later he hired a two-star general to take charge of the leagues referees and make sure whispers of impropriety never overshadow another championship series again. The NFL saw that general and raised a state police chief this week. Jeffrey Miller is technically only a colonel, but hes been given broad powers to make sure things like Spygate dont cloud another Super Bowl. Again, it was a hire driven more by perception than anything else. The preseason begins next month and the last thing Roger Goodell wants is more questions about whether stealing signals may have altered the outcome of games. The stakes were so high for both leagues that they really didnt have a choice. They each have only one product, and if theres even a perception that product is tainted, they have a serious issue. The question is why it took them so long to realize how serious it could become. In the NFLs case, it has been nearly a

It was only appropriate a re truck arrived on the Aragon High campus on Friday, because something had to cool down Redwood City Post 105. The red-hot Blues topped host San Mateo 17-10 and in doing so accomplished something an American Legion Peninsula League team has rarely done in the last ve years take a regular-season series away from the Post 82 Orioles, two games to one. Redwood City (16-5 Peninsula League, 187 overall) gained a game in the standings on San Mateo (16-4-1, 20-6-1), which was coming off a 5-0, 11-inning win over Burlingame the previous night. This was a big one, said the Blues Kenny Diekroeger, who nished with two hits and six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning. Our teams are probably evenly matched. Its denitely looser during the summer time but its not that hard to get up for these games. The showdown involved two of the best teams on the Peninsula, but no one will mistake Fridays contest for a pitchers duel, as the football-type score will attest. The teams combined for 27 runs, 27 hits, ve home runs and a whopping 10 errors seven by the Orioles, contributing to their demise. The Blues jumped all over the hosts and led 9-0 after two innings. They got things going early as Jack Mosbacher (single), John Bordy (walk) and Anthony Bouvier (walk) all reached to load the bases with one out. Eric Davila followed by ripping a bases-clearing double, and two batters later he scored on a Ryan Morris elders choice to make it 4-0. Redwood City loaded the bases again in the second, and Diekroeger hit a laser to rightcenter eld for a grand slam. The Blues added another run on a San Mateo error, making it 90. The Orioles made four of their seven errors during the inning. They scored single runs in the second and third innings before really



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Redwood Citys Kenny Diekroeger gets congratulations from teammates after his grand slam in the second inning gave his team a 8-0 lead.The Blues went on to win,17-10.

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Quakes hope comforts of home results in wins

By Michael Erler

If nothing else, the San Jose Earthquakes know how to blend into the Bay Area sporting landscape. As gas prices and temperatures continue to soar, our offenses sputter and op around lifelessly, like goldsh outside their bowls. The San Francisco Giants just finished a three game series against the New York Mets with a grand total of nine hits and three runs. The San Jose Sharks lost their nal playoff game

to the Dallas Stars after scoring just once in 62 shots on goal. The Golden State Warriors just lost their best scorer and passer Baron Davis to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency. The San Francisco 49ers go into the next season with an aweinspiring three-headed quarterback competition featuring Alex Smith, Shaun Hill and J.T. OWhoever. In such illustrious company, a stretch of one goal in ve games doesnt sound quite so shoddy. The expansion Earthquakes (and certain people within the organiza-

tion are very emphatic about pointing out that they are just that) was shut out again last weekend in Carson against Chivas USA, losing 1-0 on an Ante Razov freekick goal in the 88th minute. Perhaps Arched it like Ante wont catch on quite the same way "end it like Beckham did, but the curling shot from 27 yards out beat diving Earthquake keeper Joe Cannon all the same and it was good enough to give Razov his third goal of the season and the 112th of his MLS career, second only to Jaime

Moreno of D.C. United. It was a deserved goal for Razov after he missed on a handful of chances throughout the game in surely one of his spunkier performances of the season for the longtime veteran of the Chicago Fire and the U.S. National Team. The stunning late goal had to be especially galling for San Jose manager Frank Yallop, because truth be told, the game was the best performance his charges put together from beginning to end in well over a month, especially offensively, and

until Razov killed the game late it was shaping up to be the rarest of sporting anomalies the entertaining 0-0 soccer draw. Midfielder Ramiro Corrales struck the post once on a shot from 35 yards out and had another saved by Chivas USA goalie Brad Guzan. Chivas USA meanwhile hit a post and a crossbar before nding the net. Losing is never good. Losing in the 88th minute is never easy, said Yallop after Thursdays practice, no doubt a little less agitated about the

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Cubs send Giants to fifth straight loss


Cubs 3, Giants 1
when he shines. After Theriot went to second, Giants manager Bruce Bochy called for the intentional walk of Lee, hoping Walker could get a double play. Youre caught in a hard spot, Bochy said. Youve got two great hitters, simiMatt Cain lar-type hitters. We were hoping maybe to get out of it with one pitch. Theyve got two great hitters back-to-back. Youre going to face one of them. Ramirez said he agreed with Bochys strategy. In that spot, he said he wasnt trying for a home run. You dont want to think home run in that situation, Ramirez said. You just want to try and put the ball in play. If you hit it on a line, maybe it goes out. But if you hit it in the air, its not going to go out. Cubs manager Lou Piniella wouldnt say Ramirez is his best clutch hitter, but said hes

CHICAGO The weather at Wrigley Field may change in an instant, but Aramis Ramirez is always steady in the clutch. Ramirez broke a scoreless tie with a threerun homer in the eighth to send the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday. After getting shut down by Giants starter Matt Cain for seven innings as the wind whipped in from Lake Michigan, the Cubs struck quickly against his replacement and held off a ninth-inning rally to send the Giants to their fth straight loss. Ryan Theriot led off the bottom of the eighth with a single off Tyler Walker and Mike Fontenot sacrificed him to second. After Walker (3-5) intentionally walked Derrek Lee, Ramirez launched the rst pitch just inside the foul pole in left for his 17th home run, sending the packed crowd into a frenzy. He always seems to come through in the clutch like that, Theriot said. Hes denitely the guy we want at the plate in that situation and hes proven time and time again, thats

certainly up there. Ramirez is a professional hitter, and he gives you a professional at-bat, Piniella said. Hes got an idea what he wants to do and he goes up there and makes adjustment. He got a good fastball to hit and he hit it really well. The Giants have scored four runs total in the last four games, and barely avoided being shut out for the third time in those four games, wasting a great effort from Cain. Its a hard one to lose when you get that kind of pitching effort, Bochy said. When Matts on like he was today, hes tough. Ray Durham led off the ninth with a double after Mark DeRosa hesitated on a yball to left. Wood then walked Eugenio Velez and Bengie Molina drove in Durham with a single and sent Velez to third. Emmanuel Burriss, running for Molina, stole second as Wood struck out Aaron Rowand. John Bowker ied out to right and Wood then got Rich Aurilia to ground out to rst to end the game. Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis had a no-hitter going into the fth until John Bowker led off with a single that bounced off Marquis leg.

Marquis was examined by the trainer but stayed in the game. Marquis gave up three hits and two walks, striking out four, in seven innings. He got skipped in the rotation after losing to Cain 21 on July 1, giving him a fresh arm to work with. Two hours before the game, it looked like a repeat of Thursdays fireworks, when the Cincinnati Reds hit seven homers in a 12-7 win. The wind was blowing out and the temperature was climbing toward the 90s during batting practice before rain clouds came in and the wind shifted directions. The wind was blowing out in BP and we were having fun watching Carlos (Zambrano) hit balls out of the ballpark, Marquis said. I was inside watching TV and a couple guys came in and said its 15 degrees cooler and the winds blowing in. I didnt believe them. The Cubs were stymied by Cain for the second time this month, as the big right-hander gave up three hits and struck out nine in seven innings. When he beat the Cubs 10 days ago, he threw eight scoreless innings and struck out 10.

Gallagher (7 IP, 2 H) wins in Oakland debut


As 9, Angels 2
didnt allow a runner past rst over his nal four innings and retired 14 of the nal 16 batters he faced. Gallagher had seven strikeouts, one shy of his career high, and walked three. Jon Garland (8-6) lasted 2 2-3 innings and gave up 10 hits and seven earned runs in his shortest outing since going the same distance against Seattle on Aug. 19, 2007. Three of Garlands six losses are to the As, who are 114 lifetime against the right-hander. Andrew Brown and Dallas Braden both worked a scoreless inning of relief for Oakland, which pulled within four games of rst-place Los Angeles in the AL West. The teams play twice more before the All-Star

OAKLAND Sean Gallagher allowed two hits over seven innings in his Oakland debut and fellow newcomer Mike Murton drove in two runs as the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-2 on Friday might. Both players were acquired by Oakland earlier in the week as part of a six-player trade that sent pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin to the Chicago Cubs. Jack Hannahan homered and drove in three runs for the As, who sent 11 batters to the plate in the third and seven in the fourth to break the game open after Los Angeles had taken a 2-0 lead. Gallagher, who went 3-4 in 10 starts with the Cubs, gave up two runs in the third. He

break. The nine runs were the most for the As since they scored a season-high 15 to beat Arizona on June 17. Oakland had scored nine runs total in its previous three games. Murton, who was originally assigned to Triple-A Sacramento but never reported before being notified he was needed in Oakland, had only one hit in ve at-bats but made it count with a two-run single off Gallagher. The left elder made two running catches near the wall. Los Angeles entered the game with the best road record in the majors but fell to 3-6 in their last nine games away from home. Chone Figgins accounted for all of the Angels scoring when his triple drove in Erick Aybar in the second and he later scored on a sacrice y.

Hannahan had three hits in a game for the second time this season. Emil Brown also had three hits for the As. Notes: Before the game the Angels announced RHP Kelvim Escobar will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Escobar, an 18-game winner last season, has not pitched for the Angels this year. ... Angels SS Maicer Izturis did not play due to a sore right hamstring. ... Oakland SS Bobby Crosby took batting practice before the game but remains on the DL with a strained left hamstring. ... As DH Frank Thomas took 50 swings off soft tosses and is scheduled to take live batting practice when Oakland begins the second half of the season in New York on July 18.



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No dope: Cyclist tests positive for EPO

By Jerome Pugmire

AURILLAC, France Doping is back at the Tour de France. It did not stay away very long. The peaceful lull that had observers feeling optimistic did not last longer than a week, and the showcase race that was plunged into depths of despair last year, sank right back down again following news Friday of Manuel Beltrans positive test for the performanceenhancer EPO. He was immediately kicked out of the Tour and suspended by his team, Liquigas. When are these idiots going to learn that its over? said Pat McQuaid, the leader of the International Cycling Union. They continue to think that they can beat the system. Theyre wrong. The system is catching up all the time. The 37-year-old Spanish rider, who rode alongside Lance Armstrong for three years as one of U.S. Postals cyclists, was taken away by French police within two hours of the positive test. He can ask for a B sample, although these rarely clear riders. If he does ask for it and he fails that test, too, he will be red by the team, its directors said. Beltran was targeted by the French antidoping agency (AFLD) before the race had

even started, after blood tests carried out on July 3-4 showed abnormal parameters, the AFLDs chief Pierre Bordry told The Associated Press. Yes, they were of a nature to target him, that was why he was tested on Saturday July 5, Bordry said. The parameters were abnormal. There are not just traces of EPO, there is EPO, Bordry said. Whether there is a lot or a little, EPO is forbidden. Beltran might not be alone, either, with Bordry adding that other riders so far unidentied are also under the spotlight for having abnormal blood parameters. Liquigas spokesman Paolo Barbieri said French police had taken Beltran from the team hotel to the town of Aurillac where Fridays seventh stage nished. He conrmed police were searching rooms at the teams hotel. Before the positive test, an exciting seventh stage had seen Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain win with a solo ride and Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg retain the yellow jersey. Kirchen still leads Australias Cadel Evans by six seconds, with Mondays rst big mountain stage approaching fast on Bastille Day, the celebration of the French revolution that saw the aristocracy overthrown and heads roll. Heads certainly turned Friday with the news of the Tours rst doping test, which now means four ex-Armstrong teammates have No one else is within 10 shots of Creamer.

tested positive in the past four years. In addition to Beltran, Floyd Landis, Roberto Heras of Spain and Tyler Hamilton all former Postal riders during Armstrongs seven Tour wins from 1999-2005 failed doping tests after quitting the Texans team. Though Beltran will not continue in the Tour, his team will. Last year, Codis withdrew after Cristian Moreni of Italy tested positive for testosterone, and pre-race favorite Alexandre Vinokourovs Kazakh-owned Astana team was kicked out by race organizer ASO after he tested positive for blood doping. Depending on what Beltran tells the police, Liquigas may eventually be forced out, too. An ofcial of the police division responsible for public health conrmed Beltran was in custody. He said police are questioning him about where he took the drug and where he got it. They can keep him for 24 hours, the ofcial said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Every rider was blood-tested before the start of the race on July 3 and 4 by Bordrys AFLD, which is responsible for testing along with the French cycling federation. The UCI is not involved in testing this year because of a long-standing rift with ASO. The AFLD announced Friday that some 20 riders had abnormal blood test results before Paul Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn, who won this event when it was first played at Loch Loomed in 1996. Simon Khan and Richard Green were also two back. Ernie Els also made progress, his seven birdies masking two bogeys and a weak nish in a 66.

the race, but none exceeded the limits for hematocrit. High levels of hematocrit are indicators of EPO use but do not conrm it. UCIs McQuaid acknowledged ridding cycling of the old guard is a slow and painful process because you dont change a culture overnight the proof being the last three Tours all have been marred by doping, each successive year peeling off the tender scars before theyve healed. Last year, race leader Michael Rasmussen was kicked out just days before the end for lying about his whereabouts to avoid pre-Tour doping tests, and Spaniard Iban Mayo also tested positive for EPO. He later was cleared by his national federation, but the case is still being contested by the UCI. In the 2006 Tour, Landis tested positive for synthetic testosterone after a spectacular comeback ride that set the stage for his Tour victory. He later was stripped of his title following a long court battle. Despite the promises and pledges this time around from directors that their teams were clean, and that anti-doping programs were working overtime, the 2008 Tour has not even reached the hard mountains and the rst positive test has arrived. Once more, the sport suffers, McQuaid told the AP. Idiots like that are prepared to take the risk, and its a huge risk. good for 26 points in the modied Stableford scoring system that awards six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, none for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or worse. Hull also eagled the 18th with a sweeping 18-foot putt but double-bogeyed the rst hole en route to a 1-under 71 worth 25 points at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Charles Barkleys minus-25 points was the worst score of the day.

Golf Roundup
Creamer sizzles again
SYLVANIA, Ohio Picking up where she left off after a course-record 60, Paula Creamer shot a 6-under-par 65 to build a sixstroke lead through two rounds of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Chasing her third win this season on the LPGA Tour, Creamer shattered the tournaments 36-hole record by six shots. She stands at 17-under 125 the lowest two-round total on tour this year by ve strokes. Creamer had seven birdies and her only bogey of the tournament a day after she had 11 birdies including nine of the nal 11 holes. The 60 eclipsed by a shot the course record of defending champion Se Ri Pak. Eun-Hee Ji shot a 66 and is at 11-under 131.

Scottish Open
LUSS, Scotland Phil Mickelson had a hole-in-one at the Scottish Open to make the cut and go into the weekend ve strokes behind leader Angel Cabrera. After missing a succession of makable putts, Mickelsons 5-iron at his 14th hole, the 190-yard fth, headed straight for the pin, landed 12 feet short, bounced once and rolled into the hole. Mickelson shot a 4-under-par 67 for the day and picked up one stroke on Cabrera, who had a 68 for a 9-under 133. Cabrera bogeyed two of the last four, including the 18th, where he missed the green. Cabrera led by one over Damien McGrane of Ireland, who shot 66. A group of ve were two shots back, including overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee, former Open champion The Packers front ofce has spent the past several offseasons dealing with weeks and months worth of speculation about the threetime MVPs future plans. But this time, theyre apparently not biting. The Packers statement said Favre, who was placed on the reserve/retired list, has the right to petition NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to be reinstated a request the league would grant automatically. After that, Favre would return to the teams active roster. But the statement did not specify what the

American Century Celebrity Golf

STATELINE, Nev. NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick eagled the 18th hole to take the rstround lead at the 19th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Ex-hockey greats Brett Hull and Pierre LaRouche were close behind along with former-NFL quarterback Mark Rypien and expitcher Rick Rhoden, who has won the tourney a record six times. Roenick had three birdies and three bogeys to go with his 3-foot eagle putt on the par-5 last hole to shoot a 2-under-par 70. That was Packers would do after that, beyond doing whats right and in the best interest of the team. If the team has committed to moving forward without Favre, their options once he was reinstated would include trading him to another team or releasing him so he would be free to sign with the team of his choice. The Packers have made it clear theyre committed to going with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a rst-round pick in 2005 who has been sitting behind Favre for his rst three

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SILVIS, Ill. Kenny Perry again sizzled following a sluggish start and was two strokes off the lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic on Friday. Playing as well as anyone on the PGA Tour the past two months, the 47-year-old Perry birdied six of his nal 10 holes while shooting 5-under 66. seasons in the NFL. Releasing Favre presents the possibility that he will sign with NFC North rivals Minnesota or Chicago, where he would be an upgrade over the incumbent QBs. If the Packers traded him, there would be teams outside the division such as Baltimore or Tampa Bay, and perhaps Washington, that would be interested. There also has been speculation he could go to Miami for disgruntled defensive end Jason Taylor, the 2006 defensive player of the year.

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Chris Mortensen reported that sources close to Favre and the team told him agent James Bus Cook asked the Packers for Favres release in a letter because the Packers were not receptive to the idea of Favre wanting to play again.


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manager John Doyle in an attempt to snatch Cannon away for a playoff run, but it would be an even bigger surprise for Doyle to acquiesce. Not unless Galaxy striker Edson Buddle was dangled, at any rate. On the contrary, Doyle has been working the phones trying to improve the roster and he even spent a few minutes on the practice eld on Thursday addressing the team, an uncommon occurrence to be sure. I told the team that we have a lot of home games coming and we have to make sure that we play with more focus and have a better second half of the season, Doyle said. The Earthquake defender turned executive has been unpleasantly surprised by the teams play and when asked if the club has met his expectations, he responded with an immediate and rm No, adding, I think for both the team and in individual performances we expected more. We expected to be a little closer [to the top] in the standings. Fortunately were still pretty close and with two wins wed be right in it again. We just have to make sure we get those two wins and make sure were low line that runs across the fence, thus making it a home run and a 16-9 game. Blues coach Tink Reynoso was none too pleased, and moments later jogged all the way out to center eld to get a look at the umpires explanation. Some players and coaches on the San Mateo side felt like they and the umpires were being shown up, and while all of this was happening a re truck arrived on campus so reghters could turn off the alarm. Just another routine summer league baseball game, huh? I apologized to the umpire (afterward), Reynoso said. I wasnt trying to show anyone up. Exactly one week after the 4th of July, the teams put on quite a show of offensive reworks. McEntee had three hits, two home runs and ve RBIs, while Allgrove and Pierson hired the top cop in Pennsylvania to guard against any future Spygates or other improprieties that might harm the league. The hiring came just a few days after Stern brought in Ron Johnson to bolster his leagues credibility in the wake of charges against Donaghy and the ones he has raised in court lings. Johnson has no experience in sports and no background with referees, but his image as a no-nonsense Army general who will tolerate no shenanigans was what Stern was after. Some of Donaghys allegations like the one where the referees gave the Lakers a playoff win against Sacramento because the league wanted the series to go seven games seem preposterous. But if theyre repeated enough among already skeptical fans, some headed in the right direction. To that end he revealed that three new players would be joining the team in the next few days and that two of those would be available in San Joses next game, at Toronto, once the leagues July 15th transfer window opens. The soccer website has reported that the signing of Darren Huckerby, a 32-year-old English forward most recently with Norwich City of the English second division, was imminent. Neither Huckerby or any other prospective newcomer will be available to the Earthquakes in Saturday afternoons home game against Colorado, however, so they will have to make do with what theyve got. And what theyve got is two things they havent had in a long time: an opponent theyve already beaten once in the Colorado Rapids, and a home game at Santa Clara Universitys Buck Shaw Stadium. San Jose last played in Santa Clara on May 22, a 2-1 victory over their former selves, the Houston Dynamo. Indeed the Earthquakes handed Colorado one of their only two home losses on the seaJeremiah added three hits each. Before he had to be carried off the eld due to a injury in the bottom of the seventh, shortstop Jeremiah made a sensational play in the top half of the inning. With runners at second and third with one out and the San Mateo ineld drawn in, Diekroeger hit a ball up the middle that had base hit written all over it. However, Jeremiah made a diving stop and threw to rst for the out, saving another run from coming in. The Orioles actually outhit the Blues 16-11 but was undone by sloppy defense. Davila had two hits and four RBIs for Redwood City, including probably one of the longest home runs hit at Aragon in recent memory. He blasted an absolute moon shot over the trees in right eld in the sixth. Davila crushed that one, Reynoso said. Oh my God were talking Pac Bell (AT&T are going to believe them. The problem with both leagues is the arrogance that comes from being too fat for too long. Goodell thought he could declare the case closed because the NFL is the NFL, untouchable because it is by far the countrys most popular sport. He thought he didnt have to answer to anyone but his owners, who are usually too busy counting their assorted billions to worry about things like that. As for Stern, all his talk about transparency was mostly just talk. While its true the NBA will tell you to the exact penny what the new salary cap is ($58.68 million), and the price of Jack Nicholsons courtside seats ($2,500), it cant explain why its referees have a pattern of favoring the home team in playoffs or even


son on April 19th, grabbing their rst win and rst two goals of this incarnation in the process. The 2-0 victory, highlighted by goals from midelder Ronnie OBrien and forward Kei Kamara, seems like ages ago for this goal starved team. Colorado stands at 6-8-1 overall, for 19 points, fifth in the Western Conference. Their potpourri offense has scored 24 goals, second best in the conference behind the juggernaut Los Angeles Galaxy. The guess here is both sides will come away feeling warm and fuzzy after a 1-1 draw, or at the very least, given the weather, just warm. Notes: The Earthquakes announced that they will play the Honduran National Team in an exhibition game at 8 p.m., July 15 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the game. Earthquakes season ticket holders can purchase tickets at a special discounted rate of $15. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 1-877-QUAKE-01 or log onto Tickets can also be purchased on or the regular ticket locations in the Bay Area. Park) now. Thanks to talented players like Davila, the Blues are enjoying their best season in a number of years. This is probably the best team weve had here in a while, Reynoso said. Theres only a week left in regular-season action before the start of the Area 2 tournament, an event the Orioles have owned the last ve years. McEntees reaction to Fridays result shows why. Even though its the summer time this is one of the most competitive teams Ive played on, he said. Every loss leaves a bitter taste in our mouths. We dont like losing and thats why the guys on the team play with intensity. We have a couple of more games left, and then well get ready for the Area tournament. Hopefully well get Redwood City again. what a foul really is these days. Theres a credibility crisis in sports right now, something Stern and Goodell are apparently just now beginning to understand. We watch a 41-year-old mother break a swimming record and immediately wonder if shes juiced, see bad fouls called in an NBA game and wonder if the referees are on the take, and watch football wondering if the other team has stolen signals. So when the NFL declared Spygate dead, it wasnt. When Stern said one rogue ofcial shouldnt taint the league, it did. Weve been burned too much, seen too many things we cant explain. Unfortunately, it will take more than a general and a colonel to change that.

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result then than he was immediately after the game. Im disappointed coming away with no points. I thought the guys played well in the second half. Chivas [USA] probably had more real chances, but playing them at home, I thought it was a good performance. But weve got to turn these good performances into points soon. Indeed it was a good performance, for the most part by (here we go again) the expansion team. Cannon was stellar as always, unbeaten in open play and he has been the most consistent performer for the Earthquakes all season long. If he was plying his trade for a more seasoned and star-studded side such as New England or Chicago, he could very well be making his fourth All-Star Game appearance next Thursday at Toronto. It would hardly be a surprise if a contending team such as the Los Angeles Galaxy rang up San Jose general

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coming to life in the sixth on Kevin McEntees three-run home run, bringing them to within 11-7. But thats as close as they would get. Redwood City effectively put things away with four runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run double from Bordy. Things really started to get interesting in the bottom half of the seventh. Alex Sortwell drew a leadoff walk before Ryan Allgrove hit a long drive that bounced off the wall in center eld. However, moments later the eld umpire ruled that the ball had hit a branch above the fence and cleared the yel-

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year since Bill Belichick was ned $500,000 for taping signals in violation of league rules. Goodell likely thought the hefty ne would mean the end of the scandal, but his decision to destroy the videotape and notes from his investigation not only led to more questions but eventually drew the attention of a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. With Arlen Specter calling for an independent investigation and threatening a Senate hearing on Spygate, it wasnt going to simply go away. Even though Specter recently backed off his call for a hearing, Goodell


she said at a news conference. So today I was really angry. The two will face each other in August at the Beijing Olympics. Isinbayeva said she had worked hard to overcome the physical and psychological problems that stopped her from improving on the record since 2005. Im stronger now, I run faster and jump higher, but the most important thing is my mind. Im happy, Im quiet now, I want to jump, she said. Before I had problems, and the pole vault was somewhere in the back of my mind. The 26-year-old Russian has dominated the pole vault since winning the 2004 Olympic title. She has set 12 world records outdoors and 10 indoors, and is the only woman ever to clear 5 meters 16-4 3/4. Her career goal is to eclipse Sergei Bubkas mark of 35 world records. With all the other events long nished, Isinbayeva got the faithful fans involved by putting her hands together to get the crowd clapping to a beat. She doused her hands in chalk, raised her pole high toward the sky and dashed down the runway. When she came down with a new world record, she leaped into the arms of her new coach Vitaly Petrov, who used to coach the great Sergei Bubka, then draped herself in a Russian ag. Isinbayeva trains in nearby Formia, south of Rome, and spoke to the crowd in Italian to celebrate, telling them grazie (thank you) for the support. Fridays jump was not even close to the bar, she told reporters, stressing she can improve upon the record. Its just the beginning.

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Sports Digest
Russian sets pole vault record
Russian Yelena Isinbayeva improved her own pole vault world record Friday, jumping 16 feet, 6 inches at the Golden Gala meet. The Russian cleared the record height (5.03 meters) with ease on her second attempt, nearly three years after her previous record of 165 1/4 (5.01 meters) at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki, Finland. I was ready for a world record; my goal today was to beat the world record, she said. In Rome, there are great facilities, and the crowd is fantastic; I wanted to do something for them. Competing in her rst outdoor meet this season, Isinbayevas record stands as a sharp retort to American pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski, who cleared 16-0 3/4 (4.90) on May 18 to move into second on the all-time list. Isinbayeva said she was propelled to the new mark by Stuczynski and the feeling the American was eclipsing her. Everybody was saying Ah OK, Isinbayeva is nished, we have a new star,

their only key restricted free agent who remains unsigned.

Report: Scout linked to gambling

A veteran scout red earlier this month by the Baltimore Orioles has been linked to a sports betting probe, and more scouts could soon be implicated, according to a report. Anonymous sources told that Alan Marrs name surfaced in a report from Major League Baseballs investigative unit, created earlier this year in response to George Mitchells report on doping in baseball. The investigative unit is working with the FBI as part of an inquiry into illegal gambling, as well as allegations that scouts have been skimming money from signing bonuses given to Latin-American players, according to the Web site. The report said there was no indication that Marr was involved in xing games. Marr, a scout whose position was just below that of a scouting director, was red last week. No reason was given at the time. Monica Pence, a team spokeswoman, conrmed Friday that Marr was red but said the team would not comment further.

Sharks re-sign Goc

The San Jose Sharks re-signed center Marcel Goc to a one-year, $775,000 contract Friday, avoiding arbitration with the defensive specialist. Goc, a three-year veteran, had ve goals and three assists in 51 games last season while playing mostly on the Sharks checking line. His offensive struggles led to frequent benchings by coach Ron Wilson, but Goc also appeared in four playoff games. Goc, a former rst-round pick, was among 15 NHL players who led for salary arbitration last week. He agreed to terms two days after fellow German Olympian Christian Ehrhoff signed a three-year, $9.3 million deal to return to San Jose. The Sharks still havent nalized a deal with forward Ryane Clowe,


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BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOXRecalled RHP Clay Buchholz from Pawtucket (IL). DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms RHP Ryan Perry. KANSAS CITY ROYALSClaimed LHP Josh Newman off waivers from Colorado and assigned him to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Ryan Braun from Omaha and placed him on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSOptioned INF Wes Bankston to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERSActivated RHP Felix Hernandez from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jared Wells to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERSOptioned RHP Scott Feldman and RHP Wes Littleton to Oklahoma (PCL).Recalled RHP Kameron Loe and RHP Joselo Diaz from Oklahoma. CHICAGO CUBSRecalled RHP Kevin Hart from Iowa (PCL).Optioned RHP Michael Wuertz to Iowa. NEW YORK METSRecalled C Robinson Cancel from New Orleans (PCL).Optioned OF Chris Aguila to New Orleans. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSPurchased the contract of INF Ivan Ochoa from Fresno (PCL).Optioned INF Travis Denker to San Jose (Cal).BASKETBALL BASKETBALL DALLAS MAVERICKSRe-signed G Antoine Wright. Signed G Keith McLeod and F James Singleton. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESSigned F Kevin Love. NEW JERSEY NETSAgreed to terms with F Eduardo Najera and F Jarvis Hayes. TORONTO RAPTORSSigned F Nathan Jawai to a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERSAgreed to terms with DT Nick Hayden and G Mackenzy Bernadeau. PITTSBURGH STEELERSAgreed to terms with S Ryan Mundy and LB Mike Humpal on three-year contracts. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned LB Larry Grant. WASHINGTON REDSKINSAgreed to terms with P Durant Brooks and WR Malcolm Kelly. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKSSigned D Brennan Evans to two-year contract and D Steve Montador to a oneyear contract. ATLANTA THRASHERSNamed Tommy Alva athletic trainer. DALLAS STARSSigned LW Jamie Benn to a three-year contract. MINNESOTA WILDTraded D Shawn Belle to Montreal for C Corey Locke. OTTAWA SENATORSNamed Curtis Hunt assistant coach. Signed G Mitchell OKeefe and D Brendan Bell to one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGAnnounced the resignation of Jay Feaster,executive vice president and general manager. Re-signed C Chris Gratton to a one-year contract. SAN JOSE SHARKSRe-signed C Marcel Goc to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALSRe-signed F Boyd Gordon to a one-year contract. COLLEGE ST. ANDREWSPromoted mens assistant basketball coach, Richie Schueler, to mens basketball coach.

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East Division Tampa Bay Boston New York Toronto Baltimore Central Division Chicago Minnesota Detroit Kansas City Cleveland West Division W 53 52 46 42 39 W 55 51 49 36 L 39 41 46 52 53 L 38 42 45 57 Pct .576 .559 .500 .447 .424 Pct .591 .548 .521 .387 GB 1 1/2 7 12 14 GB 4 6 1/2 19 W 55 55 49 46 45 L 37 40 44 47 46 Pct .598 .579 .527 .495 .495 GB 1 1/2 6 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2

East Division Philadelphia Florida New York Atlanta Washington Central Division Chicago St.Louis Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh Houston West Division Arizona Los Angeles San Francisco Colorado San Diego W 46 45 39 39 37 L 47 48 54 55 56 Pct .495 .484 .419 .415 .398 GB 1 7 7 1/2 9 W 56 52 51 45 43 42 L 37 42 42 49 49 51 Pct .602 .553 .548 .479 .467 .452 GB 4 1/2 5 11 1/2 12 1/2 14 W 51 49 49 43 36 L 43 44 44 50 58 Pct .543 .527 .527 .462 .383 GB 1 1/2 1 1/2 7 1/2 15

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July 19 July 12 vs.Rapids @ Toronto Noon 1 p.m.

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.

Feb. 9 x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) Feb. 17 Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway,Daytona Beach,Fla.(Ryan Newman) Feb. 24 Auto Club 500, Fontana, Calif. (Carl Edwards) March 2 UAW-Dodge 400, Las Vegas (Carl Edwards) March 9 Kobalt Tools 500, Hampton, Ga. (Kyle Busch) March 16 Food City 500, Bristol,Tenn. (Jeff Burton) March 30 Goodys Cool Orange 500,Martinsville, Va.(Denny Hamlin) April 6 Samsung 500,Fort Worth,Texas (Carl Edwards) April 12 Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Jimmie Johnson) April 27 Aarons 499,Talladega,Ala.(Kyle Busch) May 3 Dan Lowry 400, Richmond, Va. (Clint Bowyer) May 10 Dodge Challenger 500, Darlington, S.C. (Kyle Busch) May 17 x-NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge,Concord,N.C.(Kasey Kahne) May 25 Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kasey Kahne) June 1 Best Buy 400,Dover,Del.(Kyle Busch) June 8 Pocono 500,Long Pond,Pa.(Kasey Kahne) June 15 LifeLock 400,Brooklyn,Mich.(Dale Earnhardt Jr.) June 22 Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Kyle Busch) June 29 Lenox Industrial Tools 301,Loudon,N.H. (Kurt Busch) July 5 Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kyle Busch) July 12 400,Joliet,Ill. July 27 Allstate 400 At The Brickyard,Indianapolis Aug.3 Pennsylvania 500,Long Pond,Pa. Aug. 10 Centurion Boats At The Glen, Watkins Glen,N.Y. Aug.17 3M Performance 400,Brooklyn,Mich. Aug.23 Sharpie 500,Bristol,Tenn. Aug.31 Sprint Cup 500,Fontana,Calif. Sept.6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400,Richmond,Va. Sept.14 Sylvania 300,Loudon,N.H. Sept.21 Dover (Del.),400 Sept.28 Kansas 400,Kansas City Oct.5 AMP Energy 500,Talladega,Ala. Oct.11 Bank of America 500,Concord,N.C. Oct.19 TUMS QuikPak 500,Martinsville,Va. Oct.26 Pep Boys Auto 500,Hampton,Ga. Nov.2 Dickies 500,Fort Worth,Texas Nov.9 Checker Auto Parts 500,Avondale,Ariz. Nov.16 Ford 500,Homestead,Fla. x-non-points race Driver Standings 1.Kyle Busch,2,686 2.Dale Earnhardt Jr.,2,504 3.Jeff Burton,2,484 4.Carl Edwards,2,437 5.Jimmie Johnson,2,319 6.Jeff Gordon,2,249 7.Denny Hamlin,2,240 8.Kasey Kahne,2,177 9.Matt Kenseth,2,166 10.Clint Bowyer,2,159 11.Greg Bife,2,153 12.Tony Stewart,2,145 13.Kevin Harvick,2,143

New England Columbus D.C.United Chicago Toronto FC Kansas City New York W 10 8 7 6 6 5 5 L 4 4 7 5 5 5 6 T 3 3 1 3 3 5 5 Pts 33 27 22 21 21 20 20 GF 25 24 28 22 18 14 16 GA 19 20 26 13 18 18 24

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Los Angeles CD Chivas USA Real Salt Lake Houston Colorado FC Dallas San Jose W 6 6 5 4 6 4 3 L 6 6 6 4 8 6 9 T 4 4 5 8 1 6 3 Pts GF 22 34 22 22 20 18 20 17 19 24 18 19 12 10 GA 31 21 19 19 20 22 21

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 (Rasner 4-7) at Toronto (Litsch 8-5), 10:07 a.m. Minnesota (Baker 5-2) at Detroit (Robertson 6-7), 12:55 p.m. Baltimore (Liz 3-1) at Boston (Wakeeld 5-6), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 7-4) at Cleveland (Ginter 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 6-4) at Texas (Millwood 6-4),4:05 p.m. Seattle (Washburn 4-8) at Kansas City (Meche 6-9), 4:10 p.m. L.A.Angels (E.Santana 10-3) at Oakland (Eveland 75),6:05 p.m.

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 at San Jose,4 p.m. Toronto FC at Chicago,8:30 p.m. Columbus at Real Salt Lake,9 p.m. 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 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 San Francisco (Correia 1-5) at Chicago Cubs (Harden 5-1),10:05 a.m. Colorado (Jimenez 4-8) at N.Y.Mets (Martinez 3-2), 12:55 p.m. Arizona (Johnson 5-7) at Philadelphia (Eaton 3-7), 12:55 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 11-3) at Milwaukee (McClung 5-4),4:05 p.m. St.Louis (Wellemeyer 7-4) at Pittsburgh (Herrera 00),4:05 p.m. Houston (Rodriguez 3-3) at Washington (Balester 1-1),4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Morton 1-2) at San Diego (Maddux 3-7), 7:05 p.m.

BATTINGKinsler, Texas, .332; Morneau, Minnesota, .324; Mauer, Minnesota, .323; Damon, New York, .319; Youkilis, Boston,.314; Bradley,Texas,.314; Hamilton,Texas,.312. RUNSKinsler,Texas,82;Pedroia,Boston,65;MiYoung,Texas, 63; Crawford,Tampa Bay,62; ISuzuki,Seattle,62. RBIHamilton,Texas,93;Morneau,Minnesota,68;Quentin, Chicago, 66; JGuillen, Kansas City, 65; DaMurphy,Texas, 60; BAbreu,New York,59; MRamirez,Boston,59. HITSKinsler, Texas, 129; Pedroia, Boston, 120; Morneau, Minnesota, 116; ISuzuki, Seattle, 116; MiYoung, Texas, 116; Hamilton,Texas,115; JoLopez,Seattle,111. DOUBLESBRoberts, Baltimore, 33; Kinsler, Texas, 31; JGuillen,Kansas City,29;Huff,Baltimore,28;Pedroia,Boston, 27;JoLopez,Seattle,26;Crosby,Oakland,26;Ibanez,Seattle, 26. TRIPLESBRoberts, Baltimore, 8; AJones, Baltimore, 5; Granderson,Detroit,5; Crawford,Tampa Bay,5. HOME RUNSSizemore,Cleveland,22; Quentin,Chicago, 21;Hamilton,Texas,21;Dye,Chicago,20;Huff,Baltimore,18; Giambi,New York,18; ARodriguez,New York,18. STOLEN BASESEllsbury, Boston, 35; ISuzuki, Seattle, 34; Upton,Tampa Bay,27;BRoberts,Baltimore,27;Kinsler,Texas, 23; Rios,Toronto,23; Crawford,Tampa Bay,23. PITCHING (10 Decisions)Matsuzaka, Boston, 9-1, .900, 2.84; CLee, Cleveland, 12-2, .857, 2.31;Wang, New York, 8-2, .800,4.07; ESantana,Los Angeles,10-3,.769,3.53; Sonnanstine,Tampa Bay,10-4,.714,4.58;Saunders,Los Angeles,12-5, .706,3.07; Galarraga,Detroit,7-3,.700,3.27.

BATTINGCJones,Atlanta,.373;Pujols,St.Louis,.350;Berkman,Houston,.347;Holliday,Colorado,.340;Nady,Pittsburgh, .319;Theriot,Chicago,.317; CGuzman,Washington,.317. RUNSHRamirez,Florida,80;Berkman,Houston,76;Utley, Philadelphia,67; JReyes,New York,67. RBIHoward, Philadelphia, 84; CaLee, Houston, 72; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 71; DWright, New York, 70; Berkman, Houston,70; Utley,Philadelphia,69;Teixeira,Atlanta,67. HITSCGuzman,Washington, 126; JReyes, New York, 117; HRamirez, Florida, 116; Berkman, Houston, 113; DLee, Chicago,113; Atkins,Colorado,112; CJones,Atlanta,109. DOUBLESMcLouth, Pittsburgh, 33; Berkman, Houston, 29; McCann, Atlanta, 26; Hart, Milwaukee, 26; Rowand, San Francisco,26;CGuzman,Washington,26;DLee,Chicago,26. TRIPLESJReyes, New York, 10; FLewis, San Francisco, 8; SDrew,Arizona,5;CJackson,Arizona,5;BPhillips,Cincinnati, 5; Rollins,Philadelphia,5; 6 are tied with 4. HOME RUNSHoward, Philadelphia, 28; Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Dunn, Cincinnati, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 23; Uggla, Florida,23;HRamirez,Florida,23;AdGonzalez,San Diego,22; Burrell,Philadelphia,22; Berkman,Houston,22. STOLEN BASESTaveras, Colorado, 39; Pierre, Los Angeles, 35; Bourn, Houston, 32; JReyes, New York, 32; HRamirez, Florida,23;Victorino,Philadelphia,22. PITCHING (10 Decisions)Lohse,St.Louis,11-2,.846,3.39; Lincecum, San Francisco, 10-2, .833, 2.66; Parra, Milwaukee, 8-2, .800, 3.69; Volquez, Cincinnati, 11-3, .786, 2.36; Sheets, Milwaukee, 10-3, .769, 2.85; Zambrano, Chicago, 10-3, .769,

As 9,Angels 2 Los Angeles 002 000 000 2 3 0 Oakland 016 200 00x 9 15 0 Garland, JSpeier (3), ODay (5) and Mathis, Budde (8); Gallagher, ABrown (8), Braden (9) and KSuzuki. WGallagher 1-0. LGarland 8-6. HROakland, Hannahan (4). Cubs 3,Giants 1 San Francisco 000 000 001 1 5 0 Chicago 000 000 03x 3 5 0 Cain,TWalker (8) and BMolina; Marquis,Howry (8), KWood (9) and Soto. WHowry 3-2. LTWalker 3-5.SvKWood (24).HRChicago,ArRamirez (17).

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The de Young Museum invites you to see The Cutting Edge of Glass. Eleven galleries are lled withDale Chihuly at the de Young, new and archival works representing all the creative periods of the career of this preeminent artist of the studio glass movement. Included in the exhibition are Glass Forest #3 made of white glass and neon,ve of Chihulys celebrated chandeliers and a 56-foot-long Mille Fiori garden of glass.The de Young Museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park. The museum is open from 9:30 5:15 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For information about this or other de Young exhibitions, visit or call 415-750-3600.

Dark Knight nearly lives up to the hype

By Christy Lemire

Clay and glass

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California presents the 16th annual Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival Saturday and Sunday at the Palo Alto Art Center. This open-air festival attracts thousands of serious collectors and shoppers. Over 180 professional clay and glass artists participate and the public can meet the artists and discuss their craft, including ornately glazed bowls and plates in contemporary and international styles,hand-blown functional and decorative glassware objects, handmade jewelry, Ikebana dishes, porcelain vases and garden sculpture. The public is also invited to an expanded Clay for Allworkshop area to create their very own ceramic pieces.Previously known asClay for Kids,this Festival workshop was renamed to reect the huge popularity this workshop had not only with children, but adults who wanted hands-on experience with clay. The center,located at 1313 Newell Road at Embarcadero Road,is open from 10 5 p.m.both days.

Its difficult to separate the movie from its mystique. Even under ordinary circumstances, The Dark Knight would have been one of the most hotly awaited movies of the summer blockbuster season. The loss of Heath Ledger to an accidental prescription-drug overdose in January has amplied the buzz around the lm and his crazed performance as the Joker to extraordinary levels. Nothing could possibly satisfy that kind of expectation. The Dark Knight comes pretty close. Christopher Nolans film is indeed an epic that will leave you staggering from the theater, stunned by its scope and complexity. Its also, thankfully, a vast improvement over his self-serious origin story, 2005s Batman Begins. As director and co-writer with his brother, Jonathan (David S.

Goyer shares a story credit), Nolan has found a way to mix in some fun with his philosophizing. Ambitious, explosive set pieces share screen time with meaty debates about good vs. evil and the nature of and need for a hero. Batman (Christian Bale) has been that guy. Now, hes not so sure he should be anymore. Hes protected Gotham fiercely (and with some erce toys), but the new district attorney, Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), seems to be putting a dent in organized crime with help from Lt. Gordon (Gary Oldman). Perhaps Batman should return to his normal life as billionaire Bruce Wayne and leave the clean-up work to the professionals. Maybe he can even rekindle his romance with old ame Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, taking over more than capably for Katie Holmes, although she doesnt get much to do, either).

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Is new hands-free law making us more alert?

merica is crafty. Crafty can be used to describe all of our truly American endeavors, from the American Revolution to our fad diets to the current presidential campaigns: Americans get what they want through manipulation, working around the current system and when we cant, we take down the current system. We certainly are a crafty bunch. I have been witnessing a lot of working around the system with the new Hands-Free Device Law. Us crafty Californians refuse to let the law dictate our lives. Some go the

Bluetooth route, although to me, it seems that Bluetooth is beneting a little too much from this new law. It makes me wonder, is driving with a hands-free phone truly benecial to the public, or simply to Bluetooth? However, many teen drivers abstain from the Bluetooth device, for reasons that are clear, at least to a teen. First of all, the image of a Bluetooth headset is associated with business types, whereas teens use their phones mainly for social or familial purposes. A teen with a Bluetooth headset does not t with the desirable fun and carefree image

of teens, and as we all know, anything other than that image is hugely dorky. Second, many teens do not have the money, or we would rather spend it other ways. With our limited incomes, a hands-free device would most likely come from the parents. Now, I dont know how many parents are willing to shell out the money so their teen can talk on the phone while driving. Even if the teen was willing to use the device, its a luxury purchase. I am sure some teens would use their money from babysitting and summer jobs to get the device if it

werent for the plain fact: its easy to continue talking on your cell phone while driving, which makes the purchase not only dorky, but unnecessary. Oh yes, us American teens are crafty, too. Rather than staying off the phone while driving, the cell phone gets turned onto speakerphone, and it is held in the lap or in the hand on the steering wheel. Ive heard suggestions of Velcro-ing the cell phone to the center of the steering wheel or, Is it hands-free if a passenger holds the phone to your ear?

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HBO traces start of Iraq War

By Frazier Moore


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NEW YORK The narrative of war on Generation Kill unfolds as an exercise in readiness and restless waiting, along with misdirection from higherups. As a chronicle of modern warfare, the seven-part HBO drama seems awfully authentic. How viewers will embrace this painstaking portrait of a war on which many already feel overdosed well, thats another story. The first episode (9 p.m. EDT Sunday) begins in the northern desert of Kuwait at the staging ground where U.S. Marines of the elite First Reconnaissance Battalion prepare to invade Iraq. Headed for Baghdad, they are meant to serve as the tip of the spear in the early weeks of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This isnt the ideal mission for a handpicked, highly trained group of warriors. Rolling through Iraq in open-top Humvees is completely outside of what First Recon does, declares Lt. Col. Stephen Godfather Ferrando. But the general has asked this battalion to be Americas Shock Troops, and Godfather cant tell the general we dont do windows. As the Marines wait for orders to set off on their perilous, murkily justied road trip, there is plenty going on there in camp. An unauthorized espresso machine explodes in one of the tents. A distressing rumor makes the rounds that, back home, J.Lo has died. Marines in First Recons Bravo Company give a wary welcome to Evan Scribe Wright (played by Lee Tergesen), an embedded reporter from Rolling Stone who will ride in one of the Humvees at the front of the invasion. He will turn his account into the 2004 book on which this series is based. David Simon and Ed Burns, who executive produced and (with Wright) co-wrote Generation Kill, were also the team behind HBOs drama series The Wire. There are many differences between those two projects, of course. The Wire, which recently nished its veseason run, was a ctitious drama set in Baltimore. But it skillfully depicted local institutions (among them govern-

HBOs new series,Generation Kill is a seven-part drama about the beginning of the Iraq War,based on the book written by Evan Wright.
ment, law enforcement and the journalism world), each saddled by bureaucracy and shortsightedness while a few hardy resisters fought back. Like The Wire, Generation Kill takes an exhaustive look at a awed institution. The characters all of whom are drawn from real life are seen ghting their war in vivid detail. But what kind of war is it? Before they even leave camp, these young men begin to have suspicions that military leadership didnt fully think things through; that the institution isnt giving them sufficient support. They inquire about the missing maps. They patch together their rattletrap Humvees. Marines make do, they tell themselves with pride and deance. Under way, they are ordered to turn loose rather than hold for questioning possible members of an Iraqi death squad. Farther on, they are told to abandon needy refugees attempting to surrender. Watching that rst stretch, some viewers of Generation Kill will feel the burden of what theyve learned ever since. The lm is meant as a portrait, not a polemic. But after five years and counting, the viewer may feel hardpressed to watch, and judge, this series on its own terms. Or does it matter? Its for viewers now to make of it what they will, says director Susanna White. Maybe so. But she says her goal was to transport the viewer back into that moment of what it felt like then not draw on the hindsight we have now. The London-born White began her lm career in documentaries for British television, and went on to direct acclaimed BBC productions of Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens Bleak House. For Generation Kill, she directed episodes 1 through 3, then the conclusion. (Simon Cellan Jones, whose credits include The Trial of Tony Blair, took charge for episodes 4 through 6). During a recent chat, White lists the productions many challenges, including computer-generated imagery, stunt sequences, the various Africa locations and unpredictable weather (a dust storm blew away the catering tent). But the biggest task was casting, she says. More than two dozen featured roles had to be lled, mostly, as it turned out, by unknowns. (Tergesen, a regular on the HBO prison drama Oz, is the biggest name.) Then White put her actors to work, as she explains with lingo better suited to her Victorian period pieces. Normally on a shoot you have one scene your ballroom scene that has huge numbers of people. But on Gen Kill, every day was a ballroom scene with all those guys, and we had to plan where each one of them would be. And not always in a re ght, she cautions. During war, the majority of your time is spent waiting for things to happen. The boredom of war: That was something we really wanted to portray. dash effort from the start, steadily deteriorates, streaking, cracking and peeling away as the lm progresses; its an outward manifestation of his psychological spiral. Back to Batman, though because theoretically, it is his movie, right? Bale seems more assured than ever, now that he has more facets of Batman/Bruces personality to reveal than he did in the last lm. Hes consistently proven hes capable of going to dark, scary places for his characters (see: American Psycho, Rescue Dawn) and this is no exception. Also returning are Michael Caine as Bruces butler, Alfred, and Morgan Freeman as gadget guru Lucius Fox. Both veterans help anchor the movie with a wisdom and calmness thats crucial when everything (and everyone) is in a state of turmoil. As for Oldman, he disappears into the role of Lt. Gordon and makes it look so effortless, he makes you forget hes acting. Eckhart, the snarky star of Thank You for Smoking, may seem an unusual choice to play a law-and-order kind of guy. Here, hes subtle enough to keep us guessing until nearly the end as to where his morals and allegiances truly lie (though eventually he will become the villainous Two-Face, as we know). But the key showdown, of course, is between Batman and the Joker. Theirs is a relationship thats strangely symbiotic you could even call it codependent. Or as the Joker puts it, You and I could do this forever. If only.

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And so The Dark Knight presents an existential crisis what comic-book hero doesnt suffer these? but does so in a totally different way from its predecessor. Whereas Batman Begins felt too solemn and introspective, this installment might actually be too fast. Like the Caped Crusader himself, speeding through the streets of Gotham City on his tricked-out Bat-Pod motorcycle, Nolan moves breathlessly from one scene to the next. Trouble is, hes got such great vision and is so adept at creating a compelling mood, it makes you wish hed held some moments for a beat or two longer, just to savor them and to let us do the same. A couple of scenes in Bruces stark, crisply lit Batbunker come to mind, as does Batmans nighttime ight over a glittering Hong Kong. (Wally Pster, a longtime Nolan collaborator who also shot Batman Begins and Memento, returns as cinematographer. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard once again teamed up to compose the huge, sweeping score.) Nolan was wise enough, however, to give Ledger plenty of room to shine albeit in the actors indelibly perverse, twisted way. Theres nothing cartoony about his Joker. Ledger wrested the role from previous performers Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson and reinvented it completely.

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Yes, hes funny, wringing laughs from both clever one-liners and maniacally grand schemes. He can be playful, nding unexpected avenues into the character: You complete me, he purrs to Batman, mockingly borrowing Tom Cruises classic line from Jerry Maguire and dashing all possibilities for the Caped Ones imminent retirement. But because theres no logic behind his mayhem, hes also truly terrifying. The terror he inicts on Gotham is meticulously planned (the opening bank heist, shot with IMAX cameras, is a marvel of timing) and yet his sole inspiration is to create chaos, then watch the city squirm and burn. That his attacks grow larger each time, regardless of the collateral damage, makes him so genuinely disturbing. Ledger seems to have understood that, and brings an appropriate and riveting unpredictability to the role. Its also a neat touch that his makeup, which looked like a slap-

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Summer skin care doesnt end with sunscreen

By Samantha Critchell

NEW YORK By this point in the season, parents are probably pretty good at slathering their children with sunscreen, but good summer skin care doesnt stop there. Adults often adjust their health and beauty routines as they deal with heat, chlorine, sand, salt and increased bathing to alleviate all of the above. It makes sense to do the same for children:

ral moisture instead of adding an extra layer on top; shes partial to products with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the skin but tends to deplete with age.

Wet skin doesnt have as strong a barrier as dry skin, so kids become more susceptible to funguses and viruses, especially warts, ringworm and athletes foot, warns Drucker. Theyre not usually bad things, but you want to recognize them and maybe wear ip-ops or disinfect your feet when you get back to the car, she says. Beach swimmers are also at risk for rashes. An itchy, bumpy rash on skin thats either normally covered by a swimsuit or occurs in skin folds could be caused by larvae in salt water, Drucker says. One rash that occurs on exposed parts of the skin is more common in fresh water and is called swimmers itch. Its caused by little parasites of birds and snails, she explains, and while not dangerous, it can be uncomfortable. It can be treated with hydrocortisone, she says. Another common ailment Drucker sees during the summer are children with raw nger and toe pads. The culprit? The concrete at the edge of the pool. Kids hold on to the edge of the pool and walk on the concrete around it. Its especially a problem with new pools. Its an abrasion and people dont realize what it is, Drucker says. law that it would not deter all cell phone users from holding their phone while driving. However, the cell phone users are now on the lookout for police ofcers while driving if they spot a cop, they drop the phone. Thus, cell phone users are paying more attention to the road out of their fear of retribution, which

enough to get clean. Dry skin is more of a problem during seasons of low humidity, mostly winter, but it still will bother some kids during the summer. One option is a moisturizing sunscreen, says Drucker, while another would be an oil-free lotion. Nims, the salon aesthetician, also notes that moisturizers with aloe or shea butter are calming and might soothe sunburns.

Bathing and swimming do strip moisture from the hair so it should be conditioned following every shampoo, advises Cozy Friedman, founder of the Cozy Cuts for Kids salon chain in New York. If hair is very dry and brittle, leave a little conditioner in as added protection. At the rst haircut after camp or the back-toschool haircut, the stylists say its like cutting off straw, Friedman says. The stylists have to sharpen their scissors every September after the rush. Its also the season for knots. To prevent tangles, Friedman recommends children with long hair wear a ponytail or loose braids both when theyre active and when theyre sleeping. The other concern in the summer is the green tint that can come from chlorine. If I could tell people one little bit of advice, its to use a swimmers shampoo, Friedman says. Her brands version is made with orange extract, which helps remove chlorine and impurities, she says. ways, making the streets a safer place.

Sunscreen for kids isnt an option its a must, says Dr. Carol Drucker, a dermatologist and associate professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. But its important to nd the right kind of sunscreen for your childrens skin. Some thicker formulas, often with higher SPFs, can clog pores and contribute to heat rash, especially when combined with sweat, sand and dirt. Drucker encourages parents to experiment with different textures and weights. Sprays, for example, tend to have a lighter touch. For teens, clogged pores can lead to another problem: acne. When theres any sort of extra oil secretion, its important to fully cleanse, tone, exfoliate and hydrate (with an oil-free formula), says Jeanna Nims, lead aesthetician at the Beach Plum Spa at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Mass. Nims recommends choosing an astringent with humectants, which can help retain natu-

Using sunscreen during the summer is just one step in keeping childrens skin healthy.

This is the grimy season for kids, but, says Drucker, they dont need a bath to wash off sunscreen. If anything, the buildup of a previous days sunscreen just provides a little extra protection. That said, sweat and dirt should come off. Because of the frequency of washing, Drucker recommends switching to a milder soap and not soaping up quite so much just means we ultimately have more alert drivers. But is that the way we want our world to work, where fear of retribution drives our actions? One could argue fear is the premise for certain religions and almost all laws, although it is a depressing thought. But legislators are a crafty bunch, too, and they are, in direct and indirect

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Perhaps legislators knew when making this

Hannah Hoffman is a recent graduate of Burlingame High School. Her column appears in the weekend edition. She can be reached at



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Beijing welcomes the Olympics

By John Leicester

If You Go
WEATHER: Beijings summers are hot and humid, with average highs around 86 degrees and lows of 68 degrees. Rain is frequent and often heavy. METRO: Five lines run throughout the city;Line 10 takes you to Olympic venues while the Beijing Airport (L1) runs from Airport Terminals 2 and 3 into the city to the Dongzhimen metro stop (Line 2). TIANANMEN AND FORBIDDEN CITY TOURS: Exit Tiananmen East or West metro stops for Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City,open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. during the summer; tickets are $8.70 per person and half price for children and students. Audio tours are available for $6.80 with a $14.50 deposit. Tours can be found at BICYCLE RENTALS & TOURS: and ECONOMY ACCOMMODATIONS: Peking Youth Hostel, tm. Kellys Courtyard, China Youth Hostels Association, HIKING THE GREAT WALL: The best way to get to the Great Wall is with a tour group. The Badaling section is an hour drive outside of the city; tickets cost $6.80, open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.Mutianyu is 1.5-hour drive outside of Beijing; tickets cost $5,open 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A scenic and less crowded Great Wall experience is the four-hour-long Simatai to Jinshanling hike; a 2.5-hour drive outside of the city, it is open 5 a.m.7 p.m.Tickets for Simatai cost $6.80, and $4.50) for Jinshanling. Tour information can be found at NATIONAL STADIUM: The National Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest,is a 30-minute taxi ride,if there is light trafc,or by the Line 10 metro from downtown Beijing. Exit at the Olympic Park area. square from his portrait hanging on Tiananmen gate, at the north end, toward his mausoleum where his body lies encased in a glass cofn. Tiananmen is a must-see for Chinese visiting Beijing. That makes it a great place to peoplewatch. Tibetan monks, ruddycheeked peasants from some farflung village, southerners with singsong accents throng the square. Its one place you may also attract stares. Foreigners are still novelties for out-of-towners from Chinas more remote regions. Not so for more worldly-wise Beijingers, who will likely be more than ha-pi-tumi-te-yu.

BEIJING Faced with my blank look of incomprehension, the taxi driver took a deep breath and tried again. Ha-pi-tu-mi-te-yu, he intoned. Wow, I thought, six years out of Beijing and a long-haul ight from Europe have turned my once almost uent Chinese to mush. Then, it hit me. This was English. Happy to meet you? I asked. He beamed proudly. Give Beijingers this much: They sure want Olympic visitors to feel right at home. In the seven years since the Olympic movement anointed Beijing as host of the 2008 Summer Games, Chinas capital has undergone a transformation so thoroughgoing that makeover doesnt begin to describe the change. English-language and anti-spitting lessons for the masses. Entire neighborhoods ripped down and rebuilt. Cutting-edge Western architects let loose to create futuristic landmarks amid the forests of gleaming new towers. The ancient capital has taken on an edgy, neonelectric 21st-century frenetic feel. You have to search harder, in back alleys that the wreckers balls have yet to reach, for the quiet, intimate village-like atmosphere that long set Beijing apart from more cosmopolitan Hong Kong and Shanghai. In smoothing the rough edges, some charm has been lost. First-timers and those whove not been here for a while may, like me, nd the new Beijing a bit of a jolt. Who knew that the world had so many construction cranes, or produced so much concrete, glass and steel? The shock of witnessing such voracious change leaves an unsettling feeling about whether the rest of the world can compete with a waking power as hungry as China. The immense scale on display seems designed to impress; the new Terminal Three at Beijing International Airport, where many travelers will arrive, is the worlds largest. The modernization makes Beijing easier to visit. Cash machines on many blocks. Cool art galleries in old Soviet factories. Hangouts for backpackers, swanky hotels for the well-heeled. Late-night shopping. More clubs than even the most insomniac reveler could get through in a weekend. Clean taxis. New buses. More subway lines. While the bicycle once ruled the roads, cars do now, and trafc is often snarled. If youre brave, rent a bike. The citys largely at; you have nothing to lose but your chain. The food: Dont miss a meal. Restaurants are plentiful and generally clean, offering all varieties of Chinese cuisine and many foreign ones a turnaround from a generation ago when food was scarce and

Beijings Olympic Stadium, above, can only be visited by those with Olympic tickets.If youre not in China for the Olympics, a day trip to the Great Wall, right, is a popular alternative.
eateries few and dingy. A nice touch: many now display color photos of their dishes. No more point-and-hope ordering from menus that often used to be only in Chinese, and far fewer comical English mistakes. A favorite from the old days: a hole-in-the-wall that served fried carp, but got the a and the r in the wrong order. Like many old haunts, it is now gone, replaced by a new ofce building. For sightseeing, new landmarks compete for time and attention with older marvels, like the sprawling and ancient Forbidden City still a must-see. The Olympic architectural jewel is the 91,000-seat, $450 million National Stadium. Its a knockout to look at. Bravo Switzerland-based architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Beijingers call it the Birds Nest because of the latticework of steel beams wrapped around the exterior. It will host the opening and closing ceremonies and track and eld events. Visitors without Olympic tickets will only be able to admire it from afar. Venues and the areas around them will be sealed off for the Aug. 8-24 games. The massive security Chinese ofcials are rolling out poses an Olympic-sized question: will it kill off the fun, feel like prison, seeing guys in uniform across the city? Could be. If you are not coming for the sport or for the Olympic experience, August may not be the most relaxed period to visit. The upside is that if a police ofcer does ask you to move on, theres a fair chance hell be polite and understandable. A pre-Olympic Good Manners Campaign promoted courtesy and orderly queuing and frowned on swearing, spitting and littering in public. One of the Beijing govern-

ments slogans, according to state media, was: Spitting kills even more than an atomic bomb. Paper spit bags have been passed out. In three weeks here in May and June, I didnt hear anyone noisily clearing their throat in public a once common sound. Beijing authorities have also given English lessons to 400,000 people, state media say. Most taxi drivers, hotel employees and all Olympic volunteers have received etiquette and English training. More than 10,000 police ofcers received basic work-related police English and even some Japanese, Russian and Arabic training. Among the phrases taught: Welcome to Beijing, the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games. I recommend visiting the Great Wall; it is one of the seven wonders of the world. Got that right. It was among seven new wonders of the world chosen in a global poll last year that elicited about 100 million votes via the Internet and text messages. The wall really a series of fortications built over 1,500 years makes for an inspiring day out of the city. Take good shoes and water, so you can

hike at least a little way from the crowds. Admire the way the wall hugs the hillsides as far as the eye can see. Take a bus or taxi there. The Badaling section is easiest to reach, and therefore the most crowded. Sections at Mutianyu or Jinshanling are farther away but offer more spectacular mountain scenery. Both have cable cars, for those for whom hiking is difcult or who maybe ate too much crispy Beijing duck the night before. The Forbidden City is worth taking time over, too. Meander through its courtyards, some huge, others small and cozy, like secret gardens. Chinese emperors once lived shut off from the outside world behind the vast palaces blood-red walls, amid eunuchs and concubines. A detail to look out for: the erce Chinese dragons nely embossed on the copper window frames of some of the palace buildings. Then leap from concubines to communism, by walking through the front gate of the palace to Tiananmen Square, where fivestarred red Chinese flags make snapping sounds when theres a strong breeze. Mao Zedong gazes across the


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a former girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Friday granted both sides another week to negotiate before holding a hearing on whether the tape can be sold or released. He also extended a temporary Vern Troyer restraining order barring porn distributor SugarDVD from selling or taking orders for the tape, said Tracy Rane, Troyers attorney. She said details of the negotiations are private, but that Troyer still doesnt want the tape made public. Mr. Troyer is working to prohibit the release of the full tape, Rane said. The actor sued porn distributor SugarDVD, broker Kevin Blatt and celebrity gossip Web site TMZ for $20 million last month and sought to have release of the tape barred. He is best-known for his role as Mini Me in two of the Austin Powers movies. Court records do not list attorneys for SugarDVD or Blatt. Troyer had claimed the sex tape was stolen from his home, but TMZ presented a statement from his ex-girlfriend, Ranae Shrider, saying she took the tape and authorized parts of its release to TMZ. TMZ aired parts of the tape on its Web site and TV show, prompting Troyers lawsuit. A statement on SugarDVDs site claimed it was trying to broker a deal for the tape, but that statement has since been removed. estly doesnt seem to want that relationship with this character at the moment, said Francis. They want little short doses during sweeps periods. Its not entirely up to me. Im thrilled and delighted my audience stands behind me. If they didnt, you can be sure I wouldnt get to come back for these visits. Francis won a supporting actress Daytime Emmy in 2007 for previously reprising the role.


recuperating Friday following his third neck surgery. The 85-year-old former Tonight show sidekick previously said he had injured himself in a fall before the possible foreclosure of his multimilEd McMahon lion-dollar Beverly Hills house. Ed had his third and hopefully nal neck surgery today at an L.A. hospital, McMahons publicist Howard Bragman told The Associated Press on Friday. Hes awake, alert and resting comfortably, and the McMahon family is grateful for all the prayers and good wishes. McMahon appeared in a neck brace on CNNs Larry King Live on June 5 and said he had stopped working since he broke his neck in a fall 18 months ago. Citibank led suit June 20 against McMahon seeking to recoup nearly $200,000 lent to the former pitchman for the American Family Publishers sweepstakes and Star Search host. McMahon was $644,000 behind on payments on his Beverly Hills home.

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Spike Lee takes Jackson to task for Obama comments
BEVERLY HILLS Spike Lee says the Rev. Jesse Jacksons crudely phrased criticism of Barack Obama wont affect the Democrats campaign, which the lmmaker expects to succeed at bringing seismic change to the world. I dont think his (Jacksons) comments help anybody. Its just unfortunate, Lee said after taking part in a Television Critics Association panel. Lee predicted Obama would be elected in November. When that happens, it will change everything. ... Youll have to measure Spike Lee time by Before Obama and After Obama, Lee said during the panel. Its an exciting time to be alive now. The presidency of the first AfricanAmerican will ripple throughout arts, sports and more, said Lee, whose lms include Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing. Everythings going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe, he said. Lee attended the TV groups annual summer session to discuss documentaries hes making for ESPN Films, including one about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Jacksons comment about Obama came last Sunday during a break in Jacksons appearance on Fox News Fox & Friends. Unaware his microphone was on, Jackson told a fellow guest that Obama was talking down to blacks in speeches on morality at black churches; he also used a slang reference for wanting to sever Obamas testicles. Jackson apologized Wednesday for hurtful and wrong remarks. Obamas campaign offered a low-key response, accepting the apology and defending against the notion that he neglected issues important to blacks. Lee was more pointed when speaking of Jacksons remarks. Asked if there was any validity to the criticism of Obama, Lee replied: No. Heres the thing: I dont know why people are questioning whether Barack Obama is black enough. For me, thats an ignorant statement. There are middle-class, educated black people who speak the way he does. ... We have to try to move away from this so-called image of what black is, which is largely inuenced by rap and that type of stuff, Lee said.

Rapper Too Short may lose Oakland recording studio

OAKLAND Rapper Too Short may lose his Oakland recording studio if he doesnt pay $1 million from a settlement over a fatal 1991 car crash. The rapper, whose legal name is Todd Shaw, owes the money to the family of a man killed in the head-on collision that also seriously injured another man. According to court documents, Shaw was uninsured and legally drunk at the time, although investigators found he was not directly responsible for the crash. Too Short Still, the family of 22year-old James Ellerbee reached the settlement with Shaw in 1996 after ling a wrongful death lawsuit. More than a decade later, lawyers for the family say Shaw has not paid up. The Alameda County Sheriffs Ofce now has been ordered to seize the equipment in the UpAllNite studio, which Shaw opened in May, to pay the $1.1 million he owes. Shaws lawyer says he already has paid some of the settlement, and has been trying to work out a payment plan for the rest.

Judy Davis awarded damages in defamation suit

SYDNEY, Australia Judy Davis was awarded $134,000 in damages Friday from a newspaper that ridiculed her as heartless for opposing a plan to erect oodlights in a park near the actress harborside home in Sydney. New South Wales state Supreme Court Judge Peter McClellan ruled that February 2006 articles in The Daily Telegraph had hurt the two-time Oscar nominees reputation and personal standing in the community by implying she was selsh and unreasonable. Davis did not immediately comment. Printing that Davis was a heartless person in being Judy Davis indifferent to the risk of injury to hundreds of children, would inevitably diminish her reputation in the eyes of many people, McClellan said in his judgment. Davis, 53, had sued the Telegraphs publisher Nationwide News Pty. Ltd., for articles about her behavior at a local council meeting. The newspaper said she stormed out of a council meeting where the plan was being discussed after an argument with council ofcials. Davis had opposed a council plan to install oodlights at a childrens football training park, citing possible danger to residents from misred shots. Nationwide News, part of media mogul Rupert Murdochs global business empire, did not immediately indicate if it would appeal the award.
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Laura to return to General Hospital

LOS ANGELES Genie Francis is checking back into General Hospital. The 46-year-old actress again will reprise her role as Laura on the ABC daytime soap opera beginning Aug. 26. The characters 1981 fairy-tale wedding to Luke (played by Anthony Geary) was watched by 30 million viewers and landed the couple on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Francis began playing Laura in 1976. This is a short visit, Francis told the Associated Press on Friday. Its a mother-daughter story. Years ago when I started Genie Francis playing the character as a 14-year-old girl, it was a mother-daughter story, only I was the daughter. So its kinda cool this is full circle. Its nice to come back for visits. General Hospital is my home. Laura was last seen slipping in and out of a catatonic state in 2007. The upcoming appearance will feature Laura in a story line with daughter Lulu. Francis, who now runs a homefurnishing shop in Belfast, Maine, said she was told that Laura wouldnt be killed off during her latest guest stint. I would stay on, but General Hospital hon-

Hollywood power couple ends lawsuit

LOS ANGELES A Hollywood power couple are ending their lawsuit against a security rm over a break-in at their Bel-Air home. Attorneys for The Exorcist director William Friedkin and former Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing petitioned Wednesday for the cases dismissal. The couple blamed Floridabased ADT for botching its response to a burglary at the couples home in December 2006. Reasons for the dismissal were not disclosed. A lawyer for the couple said he could not comment on the details, and a lawyer for ADT did not return calls seeking comment. The couple claimed an ADT patrolman took two hours to respond to an alarm at the house. By then, burglars had unique and irreplaceable jewelry, according to the lawsuit. Friedkin won an Oscar for 1971s The French Connection. He received an Oscar nomination for The Exorcist.

Negotiations continue over Verne Troyer sex tape

LOS ANGELES Lawyers for Verne Troyer are negotiating with a porn broker and distributor on a settlement to try to prevent the distribution of a sex tape the actor made with

Ed McMahon recovering from neck surgery

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Connoisseurs marketplace. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Open-air festival of the arts. For more information, visit Displays about natural communities, pond strata mobiles and pond prowls with live aquatic organisms. Noon to 5 p.m. Daniels Nature Center. For more information, call 691-1200 or go to Redwood City PAL Blues and Art festival with Bart Shea Blues Band featuring Freddy Roulette at noon. Andre Thierry at 1 p.m. Jan Fanucchi with Steve Freund at 2 p.m. Ron Thompson at 3 p.m. Craig Horton at 4 p.m. and Frank Bey at 5 p.m. The Dave Hyte Trio will play at the after-festival party. Festival at Courthouse Square, after-festival party at Angelicas Bistro, 850 Main Street, Redwood City. For more information, go to or call 556-1650. Peninsula Youth Theatre presenting Charlottes Web. 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For tickets or more information, call 988-8798. Around the World in 80 Beers presents The Great Beers of Germany. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ONeills Irish Pub, 34 S. B St., San Mateo. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information, visit The After-Hours Concert. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fremont Park, Menlo Park. Featuring Double Funk Crunch.


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some private time with someone who needs to get things off his or her chest. The closeness you two enjoy will make it easier to find the answers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Youre a good achiever, but keep money out of the picture because it could cause you to spend your time on things that only bring material rewards, not the real joys of life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Truth will make you see and realize all the good youre capable of doing. However, it can also cause you to view yourself as being incomplete, which can bring you down. Ignore the latter. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Although you might recognize some inadequacies about yourself, dont let those influence your feelings about your life. Join in the fun wherever you find it and with whoever comes along. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your judgment in dealing with friends is both accurate and lighthearted, so be the one to offer suggestions to the group. Youll know just the right things to say that will satisfy everyones interests. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Once you set your mind to something, outstanding achievements are possible. You wont be uninspired or too timid to try anything, but you will, in all probability, plan something quite unusual. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your best asset is finding ways to save or add to your resources. You might try a do-it-yourself project that the family would appreciate and do just as good a job as a professional. Copyright 2008, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.



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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227886 The following person is doing business as: Alexs Cafe at the Library, 55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Abdel Elrakib, 706 Portofino Lane, Foster City, CA 94404. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Abdel Elrakib / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/25/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08, 07/19/08).

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FLORDELIS NAGTALON ANCHETA Case Number 117847 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FLORDELIS NAGTALON ANCHETA. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Florence A. Peralta and Florasol A. Damo in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests that Florence A. Peralta and Florasol A. Damo be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: August 12, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., Dept.14, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD W. SUMAN, 881 Sneath Lane, Ste. 218, San Bruno, CA 94066, (650)5833200. Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/12/08, 07/19/08, 07/26/08.



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Notice is hereby given that a General Municipal Election will be held in the Town of Hillsborough on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, for the purpose of filling three City Council seats full term, four years. Polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on November 4, 2008. Miyuki Yokoyama City Clerk 7/12/08 CNS-1382441# SAN MATEO JOURNAL

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SPORTS INTERN The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for sports interns. Interns compile statistics & perform other administrative duties while participating in the fast-paced news room of San Mateo 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.

129 Cemetery Plots

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


150 Seeking Employment

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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227755 The following person is doing business as: Celias Mexican Restaurant, 3190 Campus Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Anaya-Martinez, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Rafael Rodriguez / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/18/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/21/08, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227787 The following person is doing business as: (1)Come C Interiors, (2)Its A Small World, 807 S. B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Valerie Palladino, 217 8th Ave., #204, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/01/1995. /s/ Valerie Palladino / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/21/08, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227709 The following person is doing business as: Veriphi, 220-A Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065 is hereby registered by the following owner: Aplogics Technologies, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Satoshi Isomatsu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/16/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/21/08, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227896 The following persons are doing business as: Vkoos Design, P. O. Box 1255, Belmont, CA 94002 is hereby registered by the following owners: Katherine Phelps & Josh Phelps, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Katherine Phelps / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/26/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08, 07/19/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228057 The following person is doing business as: In House Mortgage, 929 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: In House Mortgage, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Don Junkin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/08/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/12/08, 07/19/08, 07/26/08, 08/02/08).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228096 The following person is doing business as: Urban Assets, 202 Alta Vista Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080, is hereby registered by the following owner: James W. Milnes, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/20/02. /s/ James W. Milnes / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/10/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/12/08, 07/19/08, 07/26/08, 08/02/08).


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pay $20/hr, $57K/yr., includes Federal benefits, Overtime. Placed by adSource, not AFF w/USPS who hires. (866)533-3804 TEACHERS - preschool and aides (can train to be teacher) Temp-Perm. Call Ernesto, Temp Care (650)573-8367

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228101 The following person is doing business as: Pet Watch, 112 Georgia Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, is hereby registered by the following owner: Angela Buschman, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Angela Buschman / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/12/08, 07/19/08, 07/26/08, 08/02/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227868 The following person is doing business as: Affinity Badminton Club, 403 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Affinity Badminton Club, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Eva Huang / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/24/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/28/08, 07/05/08, 07/12/08, 07/19/08).


Weekend July 12-13, 2008

203 Public Notices 296 Appliances
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.


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.

304 Furniture
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 - 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
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. 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

310 Misc. For Sale

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! PRINCESS COMFORTER SET - Toddler bedding, Comforter, 2 fitted sheet, 2 flat sheet, pillowcase, mattress pad, $40., (650)533-1078 PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE for Nokia 6133 flip cell, new in box, $15., (650)991-7278 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 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. 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

SUMMONS CASE NUMBER: CLJ 467509 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: EDWARD SAN JUAN, an individual; DOES 1 through 20, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: VANGUARD CREDIT LLC You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, 2nd floor, Redwood City, 94063, Southern Branch Court. The name and address, and telephone number of the plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: THOMAS J. PRENOVOST, JR., Bar No. 77813, LAUREN M. HARRELSON, Bar No. 167438, PRENOVOST, NORMANDIN, BERGH & DAWE, 2122 North Broadway, Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2614, (714)547-2444, fax (714)835-2889. Dated: Nov. 5, 2007 John C. Fitton, Clerk by R. Montgomery, Deputy Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 07/12/08, 07/19/08, 07/26/08, 08/01/08.

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

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

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

210 Lost & Found

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!

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 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 EASY CHAIR & OTTOMAN - 2 piece set. Comfortable, new condition, chocolate colored, plush upholstry. $49/all, (650)997-0750 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - oak with glass doors, 57 inches wide, 48 inches high. Good condition. $75 (650)591-2393

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.

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.

294 Baby Stuff

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

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

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. 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

295 Art
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.

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

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, $10. (650)679-9359 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, $20., 650-533-1078 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.,

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

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


310 Misc. For Sale
YARDAGE, SEWING notions, items, $1. each, (650)593-3565 craft

Weekend July 12-13, 2008

315 Wanted to Buy
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.


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

318 Sports Equipment

SKI, Elan GC Carbon Reflex Gap 45.3 Technology 180 W Tyrola 540 Bindings. 150.00 $ Call (650)722-9212 SPORTS CAPS (10) SF Giants, 49ers & others. Never worn, $3/each. San Bruno Area. (650)588-1946 VASQUE WOMEN'S hiking boots, size 9.5. Hardly used. Tan and grey color, high top. $25. Call 650-508-1450.

440 Apartments

620 Automobiles
BUICK 98 LeSabre, 86K mi., fully loaded, 1 owner, 09 tags, $5,500. (650)8718950. CADILLAC 78 Deville - runs great, new transmission, 131K miles, smogged. 5 years garaged, $1300. obo, Contact Hans - CADILLAC 94 Eldorado, includes brand new $3K Transmission! Lots of new parts! 100K mi., $6,500. (650)630-0647. CHEVROLET 00 Tahoe Limited edition, good cond., fully loaded, Must Sell! (415)902-5441 CHEVROLET 90 CORVETTE - Excellent condition! $15,000 or best offer. 33K miles, AT, AC, red, garaged. Call (650)349-4120 CHRYSLER 93 LeBaron. Good Condition. $3,500. Call (650)952-4590. CHYRSLER 01 XL1, Runs Clean. $12,000. (650)871-6271. Good,

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.

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

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:

322 Garage Sales

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.


(x-st. Woodside Ave)

Sat., July 12th 10 am - 5 pm

Dinette set, wicker chairs, household items, books & artwork.

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

I Buy Tennis Racquets

CALL OR E-mail for details (650)722-9212 Newer racquets only!
KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1250., (650)591-1035 KEVIN BURNS PUTTER - Model #9302, 35, good condition, $65.,(650)208-5758. LADIES WET SUIT - small size "Bear brand" includes hood, booties & gloves $50. obo, RWC, (650)367-6221 ROLLER SKATES - Mens, size 9 1/2, Salomon, new, never used, black & gray, $65 obo, (650)515-2605.

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


3821 Orinda Dr.

(x-st. East 39th Ave)

Sat. & Sun. July 12 & 13 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Furniture, household, tools, china, collectibles, sewing materials, button collection. Items from 1940-1960, marbles & old toys.

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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Make money, make room!

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 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,

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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.

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 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.


335 Rugs
AREA RUG - Tan & Pale Green color, 5x8. $20., (650)333-6531 CARPET AREA pieces, 9 ft. X 6 ft., grey color, $5. CARPETS Twead 5 ft. X 7 ft., blue & tan, $15 for both, (650)327-2548 or (650)274-7393.

500 Storage

335 Garden Equipment

CRAFTSMAN LAWNMOWER - 5 HP, side discharge, with mulching blade, $95., (650)355-2996. 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.

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. 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. 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

379 Open Houses 620 Automobiles


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380 Real Estate Services

FOR YOUR HOME WITHIN 7 DAYS Top dollar for your home Any home, Any condition Free confidential analysis of your homes value. (650)377-4888 Steve Mogavero, Broker Intero Real Estate Services

ACURA 05 TL gray black, auto, $25,365. 8274T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000. ALFA ROMEO 89 Spider low miles. AC, 1 owner. Great condition. $5,900/obo. (510)719-7574

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AUDI 03 RS6, auto, ebony pearly effect, silver/black, 8 cyl, $47,888. #8393T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000.

TOYOTA 89 CAMRY, 4 door, automatic, $1,895/obo. (650)345-2869.


Weekend July 12-13, 2008

620 Automobiles 620 Automobiles
VOLVO 93 850 GLT, 4 door, fully loaded, $1,995/obo. (650)345-2869. VW '00 Passat, GLX model, blue, approx. 90K miles, leather seats, moonroof, V6, 5 speed, well maintained and fully loaded. $12,000/obo. 650-430-9518. VW 03 BEETLE convertible, pastel yellow, Excellent condition. Low mileage. $15k or best offer (408)621-5262 VW 05 Passat GLS, 1.8, 24K mi., tinted windows, leather, premium wheels, new tires, sunroof, 1 year warranty. Excellent cond.! 100% Financing 6.5%, $16,450. Call Mark @(650)455-8485.


630 Trucks & SUVs
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 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

635 Vans
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Freddie Mac may buy. The Senate measure sets them at $625,000, while House leaders including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. want the cap as high as $730,000. House leaders also oppose the immediate effective date of the Senate plan, preferring to phase in the new regulations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over six months. Wed have a hard time agreeing to that, Dodd told reporters Friday. He called a Capitol Hill news conference to dispel fears about the nancial health of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as their stocks plummeted on reports that the government was considering taking over one or both of them. Another key point of dispute is the funding in the Senate measure for buying and xing foreclosed properties. The Houses band of conservative Blue Dog Democrats oppose the money, arguing that it would swell the decit unless paired with cuts or tax increases to cover the cost. But many Democrats, particularly members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are ghting to keep the funding, which they say will help prevent the communities hardest hit by the housing crisis from sliding into blight. There are people who tell me to ignore that threat, Frank said in a statement Friday. But there is too much that is important in this bill, and it has already been too long delayed by procedural problems in the Senate, for us to risk the further delay involved in a veto. He said he was working to nd a way to shift the funds to a must-pass spending bill that would be approved before lawmakers scatter for the year in September. Dana Perino, Bushs spokeswoman, said the money should be stripped out of the measure so that they can get a housing bill to the president that he could sign right away. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., the presumptive presidential nominee, said Bush should drop his opposition to the housing plan and other U.S. a year ago, it initially priced the phones high, at $499 and $599, then cut the price by $200 just 10 weeks later, throwing early buyers for a loop. Rollouts to other countries were slow, as Apple tried to get carriers on board with its unusual pricing scheme, which included monthly fees to Apple. The business model of the new phone follows industry norms, and the price is lower: $199 or $299 in the U.S. On Thursday, Apple had problems with the launch of a new data service, MobileMe. The service is designed to synchronize a users personal data across devices, including the iPhone, but many users were denied access to their accounts. Enthusiasm was high ahead of the Friday morning launch of the new phone. Alex Cavallo, 24, was one of hundreds lined up at the Fifth Avenue store, just as he had been a year ago for the original iPhone. He sold that one recently on eBay in anticipation of the new one. In the meantime, he has been using another phone, which felt uncomfortable. The iPhone is just a superior user experience, he said. The phone also proved a decent investment for him: He bought the old model for $599 and sold it for $570.

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its warning that Bush would veto the Senatepassed bill without revisions, citing $3.9 billion in the measure for buying and rehabilitating foreclosed properties it said would help lenders, not homeowners. The measure includes a long-sought modernization of the FHA and would create a new regulator and tighter controls on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage giants. It also would provide $14.5 billion in housing tax breaks, including a credit of up to $8,000 for rst-time home buyers. Democrats are divided over important elements of the plan, including limits on loans the FHA may insure and Fannie Mae and

Democratic efforts to ease economic pain. I call on the administration to support this bill along with a second emergency stimulus package to jumpstart the economy and build on this important start to advance more rigorous measures to protect homeowners from foreclosure, he said. Obama was on the campaign trail Friday and did not vote on the measure, which had been expected to pass by a wide margin. He was one of 32 senators not voting. With the administration scrambling to tamp down on investor fears about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Perino called the new regulations in the measure for the two mortgage giants its most important feature. Lawmakers and the Bush administration agree on the central concept behind the housing package: allowing the government to backstop new mortgages for struggling homeowners. To make it more palatable to Republicans,

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gunre and seeing a person being pushed into a white car. A county-wide broadcast to police was issued to be on the lookout for the vehicle. The car was likely dropped off in the quiet residential neighborhood early Thursday morning. By 5:40 p.m. Thursday, police were executing a search warrant at an apartment at 1224 Bellevue Ave. in Burlingame. The apartment is reportedly occupied by the mother of the man last seen with Chu. That man is reportedly a Reno, Nev. resident. Police were seen removing multiple bags of evidence from the apartment and towed a Volvo 240 DL. The car did not appear to have been moved in months or years. Landini declined to comment on why the car was towed.
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phone on Friday morning required the phone to be reactivated through iTunes. Its a mess, said freelance photographer Giovanni Cipriano, who updated his rst-generation iPhone only to nd it unusable. Apple shares fell $4.05, or 2.3 percent, to close Friday at $172.58 amid a general decline in U.S. stocks. When the rst iPhone went on sale a year ago, customers performed the whole activation procedure at home, freeing store employees to focus on sales. But the new model is subsidized by carriers, and Apple and AT&T therefore planned to activate all phones in-store to get customers on a contract. The new phone went on sale in 21 countries on Friday, creating a global burden on the iTunes servers. The iPhone has been widely lauded for its ease of use and rich features, but Apple is a newcomer to the cell-phone business, and its made some missteps. When it launched the rst phone in the

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time of his arrest worked for Good Morning San Diego and Inside San Diego, according to the stations Web site which also refers to Luck as one of San Diegos most talked about personalities. According to the District Attorneys Ofce, on May 9 South San Francisco police responded to his room at the Residence Inn in South San Francisco where he was staying with his 42year-old girlfriend. Police reported the couple argued over his accusations she was unfaithful and at one point he punched her in the face two or three times with a closed st. The woman had visible injuries to her mouth and lip but did not require hospitalization. At the time, Lucks blood alcohol level was .13, according to South San Francisco police. Luck was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance. The station placed him on extended leave following the arrest.


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Fellow ex-POW eager to back McCain

By Mike Glover

DES MOINES, Iowa In the decades since they shared a prison cell in North Vietnam, George Bud Day has remained a close friend of Republican John McCain and emerged as a staunch opponent of Democrats seeking the presidency. As he did in 2004, when he took the lead in questioning Democratic presidential nominee John Kerrys Vietnam War record, Day is eager this fall to do whatever he can to retain the White House for the Republicans especially this Republican. I just want everyone to understand the difference between a board-certied physician and a student in medical school, because that is the difference, Day said, comparing McCain with Democratic rival Barack Obama. Who would want a student in medical school operating on them?

Day, 83, a former Air Force colonel who earned the Medal of Honor and dozens of other honors for his service during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, was held in a Hanoi prison for six years, off and on in the same cell as McCain. I know him extremely well, better than his wife, Day joked in a telephone interview. That experience, Day said, has inuenced his support for McCain and other Republicans as well as his contempt for the Democratic presidential candidates in 2004 and 2008.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1925, Day quit high school to join the Marine Corps and then served 30 months in the Pacic. After earning a George Day law degree, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Iowa Air National Guard in 1950. A year later, he was called to active duty for ight training and went on to serve two tours as a ghter pilot in Korea, then decided to make the Air Force a career. After retiring from active duty, Day resumed his law practice he represented McCain in his divorce from his rst wife in 1980. Day was ying an F-100, attacking missile sites in North Vietnam on Aug. 26, 1967, when his plane was hit. He ejected, breaking his arm and

injuring his back in the process. I hit the ground real hard and when I woke up they had me, he said. After escape attempts and torture, Day was imprisoned. McCain, a Navy pilot, was shot down two months after Day. If McCain left a lasting impression on Day, then so did a young Navy veteran named John Kerry who spoke critically about the war before a congressional committee in 1971. Day was deeply offended, and in 2004 he had a chance for payback. Day joined a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which accused Kerry of inating his record in Vietnam. Other veterans and reporters disproved many of the accusations, yet Day stands by the group and its aims. This campaign, Day hasnt been shy about criticizing Obama. Hes basically never done any-

thing, been anyplace, Day said. John has been every place and proven himself as a leader. Were at war. We need a leader. Day said hell report for duty wherever hes needed by the McCain campaign. And he may be needed in Iowa. David Roederer, the chairman of McCains campaign in Iowa, said most strategists believe Obama starts there with an edge over McCain. Its extremely helpful because Sen. McCain is, frankly, reluctant to talk about his own ordeal he went through as a prisoner of war, Roederer said. Bud Day saw it rsthand and nobody is in a better position to say what happened and what didnt happen. Others arent sure that Day can do that much on the Republicans behalf. McCains war record is already widely known, they say, and voters likely to be won over by it are probably already supporters.

Barak Obama dismisses conservatives criticism

By Liz Sidoti

DAYTON, Ohio Democrat Barack Obama batted away conservative criticism Friday over a comment he made about Americans lack of foreign language skills. The Republicans jumped on this. I said, absolutely immigrants need to learn English, but we also need to learn foreign languages, the likely Democratic nominee said as the 1,000plus crowd in a school gymnasium cheered. Its a position he long has held. This is an example of some of the problems we get into when somebody attacks you for saying the truth, which is: We should want our children with more knowledge. We should want our children to have more skills. Theres nothing wrong with that. Thats a good thing. I know, because I dont speak a foreign language. Its embarrassing, Obama said chuckling as his audience did the same. At issue was a remark the Illinois senator made Tuesday in Powder Springs, Ga., that drew laughter from the crowd but disdain from conservatives and groups advocating English as the ofcial U.S. language. His remark has caused buzz on the Internet and talk radio.

The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC said in a statement, Barack Obama has stepped on a political land mine by stating Americans should be forced to learn to speak Spanish. But thats not what Obama said. Obama was answering a Barak Obama question on education when he said he doesnt understand people who say we need English only. I agree that immigrants should learn English, Obama said. But instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English theyll learn English you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. He argued that the country should be emphasizing foreign language study in classrooms. You know, its embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup! Obama said, laughing.