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Tuesday July 15, 2008 Vol VIII, Edition 285

Murder suspect named

By Dana Yates

A 25-year-old Burlingame man is wanted for murdering his friend in a dual-city mystery that links an early morning Millbrae shooting to the discovery of a dead body two days later in Burlingame. An arrest warrant was issued for Teyseer Terry Zaid Najdawi for

Teyseer Najdawi

the murder of Jack Chu, 27, of Millbrae. Chu was found slumped in a car in a Burlingame neighborhood north of Broadway Thursday morning. Police

quickly connected the car in which Chu was found with a early morning shooting reported Tuesday in Millbrae. Najdawi and Chu were friends and together Tuesday morning. However, the motive for the murder is unknown, said Millbrae police Cmdr. Gary Missel. That is mystery number one, these guys knew each other

well, Missel said. Police served a searched warrant on a residence at 1224 Bellevue Ave. in Burlingame Thursday afternoon. Evidence, including a late model Volvo 240 DL, was seized but Najdawi was not located. Najdawi has ties to Reno, Nev., where he has a criminal history as recent as early this year, according to court records.

His criminal record is not extensive and nothing compared to murder, Missel said. Najdawi is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is probably in possession of a large caliber handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous,

See SUSPECT, Page 31

Parking,height main downtown concerns

Burlingame Planning Commission reviews recommendations for redevelopment
By Heather Murtagh

Sounds of water owing in the background as moms push their children in strollers on the way to buy stamps in Burlingame is just one of the images put forward by a proposed plan for redoing downtown. Last night, Kevin Gardiner of Kevin Gardiner & Associates, consultants hired for the project in 2007, presented recommendations generated from 12 Citizen Advisory Committee meetings looking at an area between Peninsula and Oak Grove avenues, El Camino Real and the railroad tracks on Anita Road to the Planning Commission. It sought to ensure parking was available and buildings werent sky high issues that ranked as the top concerns of those in attendance. Also, the commission encouraged being aggressive with making the vision a reality. Its not enough to draw a pretty picture and then hope someone builds an aquarium, said Commissioner Michael Brownrigg who pointed out the vision does not include how to implement the plan, an aspect hed like to be included in future versions.

Sales tax on the way, but when?

Ballot timing up in air
By Michelle Durand


See PLAN, Page 31

Consultants presented recommendations generated from 12 Citizen Advisory Committee meetings looking at an area between Peninsula and Oak Grove avenues,El Camino Real and the railroad tracks on Anita Road in Burlingame to the Planning Commission for redevelopment.

San Carlos voters will likely be asked to pass a half-cent sales tax aimed at raising $3 million annually for 10 years and preventing an equal amount of cuts to critical city services like police, re and parks. The unknown is if the question will be posed on the November ballot or in 2009, the earliest a gener- Matt Grocott al fund revenue initiative can be brought before voters without the unanimous declaration by the City Council of a scal emergency. The sales tax initiative must still be formally approved by the City Council which must also declare a scal emergency if it wishes to place the request on the November ballot instead of one which also carries councilmember slots. Neither action was taken last night

See TAX, Page 31

Unknown shirtless man found in girls bed


A shirtless man slipped through an unlocked bedroom window and was found lying in a teenage girls bedroom in San Mateo this weekend. San Mateo police responded to the 300 block on North Humboldt Street on reports of an intruder. An

18-year-old girl was watching television in the front room of her familys home when she heard an unusual noise coming from her bedroom. She walked in to find a man lying face down near her bed, according to the San Mateo Police Department. The girl immediately screamed

and ran into her parents bedroom. The father ran to confront the suspect who had already fled out the victims bedroom window, according to police. The girl was not injured and no weapons were seen. It appears that the suspect entered the residence by means of the victims unlocked

bedroom window, according to police. Several items of evidence were collected and are being analyzed by the San Mateo County Forensic Laboratory. The man is described as possibly Hispanic, in his 30s, short spiked black hair, wearing no shirt and

Khaki colored shorts. If anyone was in the general area during the time frame of this incident and might have seen something that was out of the ordinary, please call the San Mateo Police Investigations Unit at 522-7650 or the SMPD Secret Witness phone line at 522-7575.

Tuesday July 15, 2008


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Quote of the Day

But with providing the guidance our children need,turning off the TV set and putting away the video games; attending those parent-teacher conferences,helping our children with their homework,setting a good example.Thats what everybodys got to do.
Barack Obama Obama tells NAACP blacks must take responsibility, see page 8

Death of the sitcom

Family TV not so funny See page 22

Ban lifted?
Bush OKs offshore oil drilling See page 10

Local Weather Forecast

Tuesday: Widespread low clouds and fog in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Patchy low clouds in the evening then widespread low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.

Topless demonstrators from People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protest outside a fast food outlet in central Sydney, Australia. The three protesters were detained by police on public offense charges.

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Thought for the Day

It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods. Margaret Fuller, journalist and social critic (1810-1850)


President Nixon startled the country by announcing he would visit the Peoples Republic of China.

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by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

In 1606, Dutch painter Rembrandt was born in Leiden, Netherlands. In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state readmitted to the Union. In 1870, Manitoba entered confederation as the 5th Canadian province. In 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne, resulting in an Allied victory, began during World War I. In 1948, President Truman was nominated for another term of ofce by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In 1958, President Eisenhower ordered U.S. Marines to Lebanon, at the request of that countrys president, Camille Chamoun, in the face of a perceived threat by Muslim rebels. In 1964, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco. In 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.) In 1978, President Carter, in West Germany for an economic summit, presided over a town meeting during which he elded questions from about 1,000 Berliners. In 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami home; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later. Ten years ago: Three days of ceremonies to bury Russias last czar and his family, who were killed by the Bolsheviks, began in the city of Yekaterinburg. The Congressional Budget Ofce estimated federal surpluses of $1.55 trillion over the next decade.


Actor Forest Whitaker is 47.

Actor-comedian Eddie Grifn is 40.

Rock musician Ray Toro is 31.

Actor Philip Carey is 83. Author Clive Cussler is 77. Actor Alex Karras is 73. Actor Ken Kercheval is 73. Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, is 72. Actor Patrick Wayne is 69. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 64. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 63. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 62. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 60. Actor Terry OQuinn is 56. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 52. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 52. Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 51. Model Kim Alexis is 48. Actor Willie Aames is 48. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 47. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 45. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 42. Actor Kristoff St. John is 42. Rock musician Phillip Fisher is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokey (Mint Condition) is 41. Actor Stan Kirsch is 40. Actor Reggie Hayes is 39. Rock musician John Dolmayan is 36. Actor Scott Foley is 36. Actor Brian Austin Green is 35. Rapper Jim Jones is 32. Actress Lana Parrilla is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kia Thornton (Divine) is 27.

People in the news

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman end romance
NEW YORK Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have broken up, their publicists said Monday. Jimmy and Sarah have no further comment, Kimmels spokesman Lewis Kay told the Associated Press, conrming the split that was rst reportJimmy Kimmel ed on Vanity Fair magazines Web site. Silvermans publicist, Amy Zvi, confirmed the breakup in an e-mail message to the AP. Zvi didnt immediately respond when asked for further details. Sarah The pair dated for Silverman ve years, and were one of Hollywoods funniest and seemingly solid couples. Earlier this year, they took the Internet by storm with a mega-popular video duel. Silverman debuted a clip of her and Matt Damon singing about their fake love affair on Kimmels ABC latenight show Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel later responded with a starstudded video declaring a romance with Damons best friend, Ben Afeck. Silverman, 37, has made frequent appearances on the 39-year-old Kimmels talk show. The comedian has starred in a feature-lm length version of her one-woman show, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, and fronted her own Comedy Central series, The Sarah Silverman Program. Raineys Black Bottom. She begins her six-week Xanadu run on July 29, taking over for actress Jackie Hoffman, who will return to the production on Sept. 9, said Karl Nilsson, spokesman for The View. The show an unexpected critical favorite was loosely adapted from the cult 1980s film starring Olivia Newton-John. It also features Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson and Tony Roberts.

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Whoopi Goldberg to appear in Xanadu on Broadway

NEW YORK Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway. Goldberg, a cohost on the ABCs The View, announced on the air Monday that she will appear in the To n y - n o m i n a t e d roller-skating musical Xanadu as one of the shows evil Whoopi sisters, Caliope. Goldberg Goldberg, 52, has previously been on Broadway with her own one-woman show as well as in revivals of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Ma

Beatles producer Martin honored in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES Sir George Martin, the classically trained producer who helmed the Beatles recordings from their mop-top phase through their late musical masterworks, was honored Saturday night in Los Angeles. Martin, 82, received a career award from The Recording Academys Grammy Foundation, which provides education programs for future music professionals and works to preserve musical history. Martin is the most successful record producer of all time, according to the academy, with more than 50 chart-topping hits and one-billion units sold. He also holds the record for the longest run of No. 1 pop-chart hits in history, spanning 36 years.

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sex offenders found to have committed two violent acts and have a mental disorder. A 1996 law held the offenders could be held after their sentence in oneor two-year intervals at the end which the inmate could agree to another, be released or head to court Ava Zinlu for a jury to determine their fate. Jessicas Law changed the parameters. Patients are still entitled to an initial hearing on whether they are a sexually violent predator but, once labeled, can only be reevaluated if hospital doctors believe they are changed. So far, one man has been released after his commitment hearing under the postJessica Law rules. This hearing is the rst for Zasimovitch since the law changed. Zasimovitch was already a convicted felon in 1978 when he sodomized a 17-year-old boy he met while hitchhiking in Santa Barbara County. Zasimovitch received a ve-year prison term for the attack at knife-point. In 1982, four months after his release, Zasimovitch appeared in San Mateo County, tied up his stepsister and planned to rape her. Instead, he changed his mind, made her drive him to San Francisco and was ultimately convicted of kidnapping. Six days into his sentence for that crime, Zasimovitch and another inmate attacked a third with a sharpened toothbrush, sodomized him in the shower and beat him. He returned to prison until his parole in 1995. After refusing to register as a sex offender, Zasimovitch disappeared for two years before he was sent back to prison for violating parole. Prison doctors diagnosed Zasimovitch with gender identity disorder and an anti-social personality. Over the last three years, juries deadlocked twice and decided to keep him hospitalized once. The last mistrial occurred when jurors hung 8 to 4 in favor of extension. In June 2006, a different jury returned Zasimovitch to the hospital.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Tuesday July 15, 2008

DA seeks re-hospitalization of predator

By Michelle Durand

Police reports
Science reject
A man stated that his tenant moved out and left a biological specimen in the refrigerator on the 1500 block of Rollins Road in Burlingame before 2:31 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

The convicted rapist who said he changed his name at the request of the devil and has already been re-committed to a state hospital as a sexually violent predator could be freed for good if found this week to no longer pose a danger. Michael Zasimovitch, 57, who also uses the name Ava Zinlu, has a mixed bag of outcomes from his previous turns in hearings at which prosecutors sought to deem him a sexually violent predator and keep him incarcerated beyond his criminal case sentence. Unlike Zinlus other commitment hearings, the outcome of this trial will either free Zinlu indenitely or return him to Atascadero State Hospital for a possible lifetime commitment. This will likely be his last trial on the matter, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Zinlu, who remains in custody as a state hospital patient, will be assigned a judge Wednesday for the commitment trial which is estimated to last one week. Jessicas Law changed the existing rules for

Trafc hazard. Problem with railroad crossing arms. A man went through a green light and was caught in the middle of the tracks before 1:12 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Vandalism. A vehicles window was broken on the 1700 block of Quesada Way before 2:16 a.m. Thursday, July 10. Trafc hazard. The crossing arms would not go down when trains went by before 8:48 a.m. Thursday, July 10.

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Residential burglary. A Playstation/DVD player was stolen from a house on the 1600 block of Monte Diablo Avenue before 11:48 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. Suspicious person. A male in his 20s wearing a white shirt and blue jeans was seen standing against a fence at 1800 Gateway Drive before 9:04 p.m. Thursday, July 10. Found property. A Redwood City resident found a gun on the 2000 block of South Delaware Street before 4:01 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. Burglary. A plate was stolen from a residence on the 1100 block of Ramblewood Way before 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. Commercial burglary. Money was stolen from the 100 block of South Boulevard before 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. Theft. A suspect was seen using a card and stealing from an ATM on the 100 block of E. Fourth Avenue before 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Identity theft. A case of identity theft was reported on the 3000 block of Alameda de las Pulgas before 4:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.

Library receives national recognition


Efforts to encourage community involvement in the library earned Burlingame seven national awards recently. The Burlingame Library won seven national awards for public relations from the American Library Association, City Librarian Alfred Escofer announced last week. The awards were for public relations and graphic art in a variety of service areas including: Adult and family reading materials (One book, one community program); library cal-

endar of events; special programs and events; childrens summer reading club promotion; young adult summer reading club promotion; foundation fundraising materials; and an honorable mention for promotion of the library Web site for access to information. The awards were accepted by Youth Librarian Amy Pelman at the ALA Conference in Anaheim in June. The awards are given to the over 9,000 public libraries in the United States, by size of library, so for one library to make a clean sweep of six of the top seven awards is a truly remarkable

achievement, Escofer wrote in a prepared statement. The real secret weapon for the awards is the librarys gifted graphic artist Maryam Refahi. Ms Refahi has been the recipient of over 35 awards to the library since her tenure with the city began in 1997. Library promotional material helps inform the public and encourage participation in reading, programs for all ages and the many services available for free at the public library. An exhibit of Refahis work will be held in the librarys popular materials room in February 2009.

Tuesday July 15, 2008



A versatile and interesting production

By Keith Kreitman

If you go
Rough Crossing BY: Tom Stoppard SONGS BY: Andre Previn LYRICS BY: Tom Stoppard PERFORMED BY:Dragon Productions Theatre Company DIRECTED BY: Dave Sikula WHERE:535 Alma St.,Palo Alto WHEN:8 p.m.Thursday Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.Closes Aug.3 TICKETS:$13-$20. CONTACT:(800) 838-3006 or
musical before they land. Also along is Adam (Jason Arias), the shows musical composer and director who is in a romantic relationship with Natasha. Unfortunately, Adam has been suffering from a speech impediment that is causing him to respond at such a snails pace, that sometimes he is answering the rst comment after the second had already been aired and being discussed. Once aboard, Natasha and Ivor engage in a little sexual hanky-panky, which is overheard by the rest of the company. This devastates Adam and he goes into a suicide mode. To defuse this situation, Turai writes new material encompassing the overheard comments so that Adam will be convinced the presumed sexual tte--tte was only an overheard rehearsal of a scene from the play. Cortopassi is very convincing as the growingly frustrated, albeit the only rational and leasable space to 4.0 spaces per 1,000-squarefeet of leasable space. An ordinance adopted by the City Council in 1971 established the current mall parking requirement. The mall recently completed a major renovation creating a total of 1,008,7387-square-feet of leasable space. At 4.5 parking spaces per 1,000-square-feet, the mail is required to provide 4,539 spaces on site. It currently provides 4,388 parking spaces 151 less than the minimum or 4.35 spaces per 1,000-square-feet of leasable space. A study of current parking lot use, along with projections of use when all stores are occupied, concluded the 4.0 ratio would offer more than enough parking, according to the staff report. The commission mets 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road.

Of one thing I am certain, English playwright Tom Stoppard, already honored by lmdoms Academy Awards and Broadways Tony Awards, is one of the greatest playwrights of his generation, tackling some of the most seriously dramatic, intellectual and nonsensically comedic material with the same genius, air and originality. Rough Crossing at the Dragon Theatre in Palo Alto is a shipboard farce out of the 1930s, based upon a work by the French dramatist Ferenc Molnar and makes one almost embarrassed to laugh so hard at such corny situations and dialogue that is slathered on in the extremes by an excellent cast. And thats what its all about, Stoppards love of the uses and meanings of language. In the hands of the poorly equipped, it could be painful but enjoyment increased in direct ratio with the quality of the performers. And the secret of the success of this production at Dragon is director Dave Sikula rounded up a super cast, then stepped back and let em rip. Monica Cappuccini and Noel Wood are high on my list of the best and most versatile in the Bay Area. Both are extraordinarily nuanced in their split second reactive movements and facial expressions. Cast together, the chemistry is explosively funny. Here, they are Natasha and Ivor, two actors aboard the same ship heading from Southampton, England to New York City as the two playwrights for their new show Turai (Steve Cortopassi and Gal (Magenta Brooks), who are still on deadline to complete the


Rough Crossing at the Dragon Theatre in Palo Alto is a shipboard farce out of the 1930s, based upon a work by the French dramatist Ferenc Molnar.
intelligent mind in the company. Brooks doesnt get as much dialogue but is a convincing backup, involved in a running gag about her voracious appetite. Another running gag is between Turai and Dvornichek (Jonathan Ferro) the neophyte cabin steward, who steals scenes right and left as he confuses names of the ships parts, misunderstands comments by Turai that causes him to repeatedly drink down the cognac he had brought for him and breaks in with brilliant plot suggestion for the two playwrights. The play is fraught with little idiocies, which might pass the audiences attention. The funniest is when the ship is yet anchored in the harbor Dvornicheck is unbalanced with the nonexistent role of the ship. But, when sailing, and the ship actually is rolling in a storm with the others being tossed about the cabin, he stands and walks solidly erect. Another thing you may be sure of is if Ron Gasparinetti is the scenic designer, you will get a setting uniquely suitable for the period of any play. And he hit the mark again with the nautical set for Rough Crossing.

On a bipartisan 27-9 vote, the California Senate approved legislation to help revitalize Daly Citys Bayshore community. Senate Bill 1527, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, will allow the state to sell a 13-acre overow parking lot (Parcel A) within the Cow Palace property to bring much-needed amenities to the neighborhood.

Fish and Game cannot substantiate cougar attack claim

The California Department of Fish and Game yesterday completed an investigation into a reported mountain lion attack in Palo Alto and determined the attack may not have happened at all, the department reported. The attack was reported to have occurred in Foothills Park around 4 p.m. Saturday when a cougar attacked a hiker in his 50s, according to Palo Alto police Agent Dan Ryan. Fish and Game investigators inspected the area and found nothing consistent with a mountain lion attack, said department spokesman Steve Martarano. He said inspectors looked for evidence such as tracks or hairs, but could not nd anything to substantiate the attack. Were not saying that a lion was not there, said Martarano. We just havent found any evidence of it. A federal trapper who was

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brought in to capture the cougar has been released, according to Martarano. Ryan said the victim who reported to be attacked by the mountain lion told investigators he was walking on a trail in the northwest corner of the park when the lion, estimated to be around 5 feet long, jumped on him from behind and caused him to fall about 15 feet down a hill where he collided with a tree. He had injuries consistent with a fall but ofcials could not conrm he was attacked by a mountain lion, said Ryan, who added there was no evidence to say he was a lying. The man was in good condition yesterday, he said. Ryan said there was a second possible mountain lion sighting late Saturday afternoon in the Enid Pearson Arastradero Reserve, but the reporting party was about 50 yards away and was not certain it was cougar.

The San Bruno Planning Commission will consider lowering the number of required parking spaces at the Shops at Tanforan from 4.5 spaces per 1,000-square-feet of


discovery of the body and Popps police interview. Popp, a 49-year-old companion of Ruckel, said the drifting pair arrived at the Half Moon Bay camp where Stevens was living on Sept. 17 and the three shared alcohol. Two days Brian Ruckel later, Popp discovered Stevens body in the early afternoon that day not far from the encampment near the Shoreline Station and Half Moon Bay Police Department. After reporting the gruesome discovery, Popp told police Ruckel attacked and bit his ear the previous day. Several days after Stevens body was found, police arrested Ruckel in the Santa Cruz mountains. Popp was not considered a suspect in the crime and testied as a prosecution witness during the preliminary hearing. During that same hearing, an investigator with the San Mateo County District Attorneys Ofce testied at the preliminary hearing that Ruckel remembered strangling a man and seeing his body but couldnt recall the other details. However, the gross level of intoxication involved and lack of witnesses make it difcult to prove what happened, Wagstaffe said. Stevens family was supportive of the plea bargain, he said. Its a good middle ground, he said. Ruckel remains in custody on no-bail status.

Tuesday July 15, 2008

Transient takes murder deal

By Michelle Durand

The transient accused of fatally beating a fellow homeless man last fall at a Half Moon Bay encampment a day after biting a chunk from the ear of his friend will plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for 11 years prison after prosecutors said they couldnt prove what exactly caused the death. Brian David Ruckel, 48, formerly of Ohio, must serve 80 percent of the term, leaving him about eight years left after the Sept. 10 sentencing, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. In comparison, Ruckel faced 33 years to life in prison if tried and convicted of murdering Karl Stevens. This denitely was a plea bargain based on the evidence we have, Wagstaffe said. The body of Stevens, a 47-year-old fellow transient, was discovered Sept. 19 in a eld a short distance from a homeless encampment at which they reportedly crossed paths. Ruckel was initially charged with biting the ear of William Popp, a fellow homeless man, who alerted police to the body. Judge James Ellis dismissed the count of mayhem after a preliminary hearing, ruling the alleged attack wasnt serious enough to qualify for the charge. Stevens is thought to have died sometime between Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 based on the

Grand jury questions HMB high school plans


String of burglaries hit San Mateo neighborhood


Police are warning residents to be on alert after discovering three homes in the San Mateo Baywood neighborhood were burglarized this weekend. All three attempted burglaries occurred on the 500 block of Fairfax Avenue between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Ofcers responded to a report of one burglary at 9 a.m. Saturday. The man told police his home security alarm system woke him up at approximately 5:30 a.m. and he checked the house and found no signs of entry. He re-set his alarm system, alerted the alarm company that everything was ne and returned to bed. The police were not notied. At 8 a.m., the man got up and checked the exterior of his home. He noticed the side yard gate, which is always shut, was open and someone had tampered with a rear window screen, according to police. Police ofcers contacted neighbors during their investigation and discovered two other res-

idential burglaries were attempted the night before. The owner of the second residence in the same block heard her neighbors alarm sound around 5:30 a.m. She also heard the sound of bushes rustling in her back yard and a thud noise, she told police. She later discovered her side yard gate open. An ofcer inspected the back of her home and discovered a rear window screen was out of place. No entry was made, according to police. Police also discovered a third attempted residential burglary on the same block. The owner of the third residence said she heard noises in her rear yard around 4:30 a.m. She noticed her backyard motion lights going on but thought it was a raccoon outside. Later, she noticed the backyard gate open and discovered a rear window screen was recently cut. No entry was made and no items were missing. Anyone with information about these burglaries should call the San Mateo Police Department at 522-7650 or the SMPD Secret Witness phone line at 522-7575.

Although steps were taken to ensure Half Moon Bay High events will be free of actions like slurs, streakers and egg throwing like the situation at a November football game a San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report found many changes were yet to be implemented. Accusations of Half Moon Bay Cougars players using racial and homophobic slurs at Sequoia High School players; four naked youth storming the eld; and eggs thrown at Cherokee cheerleaders and fans during a Nov. 2 football game sparked an investigation resulting in a four-page San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report released yesterday. Many ideas were presented to ensure a situation of similar caliber would never occur again. However, some of the ideas are yet to be implemented. Additionally, the grand jury suggested all students sign a form that they have read the disciplinary policy. Unacceptable behavior has been a problem at Half Moon Bay High sporting events for many years, according to the report. Those interviewed from Cabrillo pointed to the isolated nature of the small-town as one of the factors leading to the attitudes and behaviors at Half Moon Bay. No concrete evidence of policy or procedures was discovered regarding specic disciplinary actions to be taken against guilty parties or school sports teams. Since the allegations, former Principal Susan Million and student body ofcers issued written apologies to Sequoia. Half Moon Bay also engaged the Positive Coaching Alliance to help promote good sportsmanship. In the coming year, there are plans to print the schools diversity policy on the year-round calendar, which will be reviewed in classes.

Also, sensitivity training is also planned for all students in the coming year. Athletes will also sign a sportsmanship contract. Changes are also planned for the football eld to limit contact between opposing teams including: relocating the snack bar to a neutral area and putting a fence behind the visiting side bleachers. More visible staff will also be on site during sporting events. More planning was called for by the grand jury. First, the Cabrillo district should adopt a zero-tolerance disciplinary policy for all students, which all students should be required to sign, according to the report. Such a policy could include forfeiting all games for a year in the sport in which unacceptable behavior occurred. The district should also create a response plan to deal with unacceptable behavior. The investigation included interviews with Half Moon Bay and Sequoia high school ofcials, a senior ofcial of the Peninsula Athletic League, staff on the diversity committee from Half Moon Bay High, a Cabrillo Unied School District trustee and a senior administrator from the same district. A member of the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees and a senior administrator were also interviewed. The jury reviewed Cabrillo policies related to student behavior. It also reviewed the Central Coast Section Sportsmanship Policy and the proposed changes to the sportsmanship contract. It also reviewed the May 2008 Half Moon Bay Cougar Code of Conduct. To read the whole report visit HYPERLINK ""

Two arrested for auto burglary


Two men were arrested Monday for stealing a mans car after a botched robbery in San Mateo early Monday morning. San Mateo police responded to the report of robbery and stolen vehicle at 1:47 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Claremont Street. Three people had just left a party at a lounge in San Mateo when Kevin Taft Miller, 38, a transient with a last known address in San Mateo, approached them and demanded jewelry, according to a press release issued by the San Mateo Police Department. Miller unsuccessfully tried to pull a chain off the victim's neck and subsequently punched the victim in the back of his head. The victim fell to the ground while Miller produced an object that

he simulated as a gun and pointed it at the victim, according to police. The victim and his two friends feared for their safety and began to run away from Suspect Miller. At some point during the assault the victims car keys fell from his pocket and Miller picked them up and found the vehicle nearby, according to police. The victims called police and a county wide alert for the stolen car was issued to law enforcement agencies. Ofcers from the Brisbane and South San Francisco police departments spotted the vehicle and stopped it on north bound Highway 101 near Alamany Boulevard in San Francisco. Both suspects were arrested without incident. Miller and Keenen Jones, 41, with a last known address out of the City of Redwood City, were booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

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Tuesday July 15, 2008

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

F Is For Fathers
Kids Across 1. A long way away 3. Initials of a dad on The Flintstones 5. Abbr. for the day before yesterday 6. Peach, pear or pomegranate 7. Not very many 8. Whether hes your pop or like a dad, take time to say he makes you glad. It doesnt matter either way Lets celebrate... Todays his day! 9. To locate after looking everywhere 11. Feast of cornmealcovered cod (2 wds) 13. To and ___ 16. Water flows from it into the sink 17. Afraid 19. Your relatives 20. Puppy pests Parents Down 1. Age a man might have had a mid-life crisis 2. Airborne bug with a taillight 4. What one might cry when he sees a chicken 5. Military music makers: ____ and drum corps 6. Flatware in the road? 7. Worth a giggle 10. Old Blue Eyes (initials) 11. Part between ones elbow and wrist 12. Cotton candy condition 13. Slapstick comedians pie target 14. Ruler length (abbr.) 15. Sting sings it: ____ of Gold 16. Last test 18. Friend antonym 6/15/08

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Tuesday July 15, 2008

By Sara Kugler


Police looking for witnesses from shooting


Obama cover stirs outrage

NEW YORK A satirical New Yorker magazine cover cartoon depicting Barack Obama and his wife as ag-burning, stbumping radicals drew outrage from the Democratic presidential candidates campaign as it appeared on newsstands Monday. The illustration, titled The Politics of Fear and drawn by Barry Blitt, depicts Obama wearing traditional Muslim clothing sandals, robe and turban while his wife, Michelle, has an assault rie slung over one shoulder and is dressed in camouage and combat boots with her hair in an Afro. A ag burns in a replace behind them as they exchange a st bump, the affectionate greeting they used onstage the night Obama clinched the Democratic nomination. A Fox News anchor later referred to it as a possible terrorist st jab. A portrait of Osama bin Laden hangs above the replace. The cartoon, which Obamas campaign said was tasteless and offensive, is not explained inside the magazine. The issue, dated July 21, also contains a 15,000-word story about Obamas political education and early years in Chicago. The cartoonists previous covers include a drawing of President Bush and his inner circle oating up to their elbows in water inside the Oval Ofce, for an issue published just after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. In a statement, the magazine said the cover combines fantastical images about the Obamas and shows them for the obvious distortions they are.

Police are following a number of leads and analyzing surveillance footage from a shooting that left one man injured Sunday morning near Palo Alto City Hall. Around 1:45 a.m., police received reports of shots red in the 600 block of Bryant Street near the Civic Center parking lot and found a number of witnesses who told ofcers their friend had been shot. Police said 27-year-old Phillip Lacy of South San Francisco was critically injured, transported to Stanford Hospital and placed on life-support. Witnesses told police that a Pacic Islander man who about 21 years old and wearing a black beanie, black gloves and a black-hooded sweatshirt was seen robbing Lacy before shooting him. Police yesterday determined that a necklace and possible other personal items were taken from Lacy. They are working to clarify if the shooting was a random act or if Lacy and the suspect had any prior contact. According to police, a number of witnesses have been interviewed and investigators are studying surveillance tapes in order to identify more possible witnesses. Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 329-2190.


Michelle and Barack Obama on cover of New Yorker magazine.

Obama tells NAACP blacks must take responsibility

By Glen Johnson and Dan Sewell

Around the state

Some fire evacuations still in place
SAN JOSE A massive wildre in the Los Padres National Forest continued spreading northward and eastward Monday, relieving the danger to the storied coastal town of Big Sur but forcing residents of another community to stay away from their homes for a third day. Mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders, rst issued Saturday morning, remained in place for more than 200 homes in the rural Cachagua community northeast of Big Sur. The blaze, which already has charred 187 square miles and destroyed 27 homes, was about 1 1/2 miles from the residential area, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

CINCINNATI Democrat Barack Obama received a prideful welcome from the annual NAACP convention Monday night, but in a stirring speech to the nations oldest civil rights organization, he nonetheless insisted blacks must show greater responsibility for improving their own lives. The man who could become the rst black president urged Washington to provide more

education and economic assistance. He called on corporate America to exercise greater social responsibility. But he also received his most lusty applause as he urged blacks to demand more of themselves. If were serious about reclaiming that dream, we have to do more in our own lives. Theres nothing wrong with saying that, Obama told a crowd estimated at 3,000. But with providing the guidance our children need, turning off the TV set and putting away the video games; attending those parent-

teacher conferences, helping our children with their homework, setting a good example. Thats what everybodys got to do. He added: I know some say Ive been too tough on folks talking about responsibility. NAACP, Im here to report, Im not going to stop talking about it. Because as much Im out there to ght to make sure that governments doing its job and the marketplace is doing its job, ... none of it will make a difference at least not enough of a difference if we also dont at the same time seize more responsibility in our own lives. gram. It serves a group of mostly illegal immigrants but at the same time keeps people from the lawns and doorways of neighborhoods near Third Avenue. The center was developed in reaction to a growing number of complaints from residents. The city-owned lot has recently been considered for development as council prepared to vote on its revised downtown plan, which includes the future of the site.

Day labor center contract renewed

A ve-year-old city-subsidized day labor center will go on for at least another year at a cost of $170,000. The San Mateo City Council voted on the program extension last night. The vote extends its contract with the Samaritan House to operate the center. The worker resource center, at city-owned property on Fifth Avenue near the railroad tracks, was created in

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2003 to address residents concerns about day laborers loitering on Third Avenue and the nearby neighborhoods. The number of men the program serves ranges from 140 to 165 a day, according to a city report issued last week. Council members said previously they have little choice when it comes to funding the pro-


Bastille Day is also the perfect justication to storm something. It worked for the Parisian prison in 1789; lets see if it works for other things, too.
grab mon amies and storm a location of choice. The question is, what to assault? Picking on a jail is so pass. Besides, is there really anything at the Maguire Correctional Facility or Womens Jail that beckons to the run-of-the-mill marauder? We storm it and what do we get? A few sporks, a couple orange-clad revolutionaries and the temporary gratitude of inmates who will probably be too busy eeing to freedom to join up the cause. Granted, history books say only seven not particularly political inmates called the Bastille home during the infamous storming but lets not let petty details stand in the way of a modern-day siege. Where is there something worth having, then? How about the Ravioli House in downtown San Mateo? There are sandwiches, there is home-made salami, there are owners and employees who smile and make you actually want to buy everything in the display case. I say we start there if for no other reason than because sustenance is necessary for the proper plundering of other sites. Id hold off on yelling, Let them eat deli sandwiches! The cry just doesnt have the same effect. We could head to the mall but a mass attack only looks like the day after Thanksgiving sales frightening but not in any way that cant be xed by online shopping and gift certicates. Besides, knocking out a window and grabbing a few pairs of shoes isnt called storming anymore. Its called looting. And, ever since the Watts riots and the post-Rodney King verdict melees, looting doesnt really make the rest of the world want to join the underdogs side. The backlash against looting is also a reason not to suggest storming the gas stations as a political rallying cry and act of deance although the attack against the Bastille was in part motivated by a desire to take the ammunition inside. Escalating fuel prices, however, is starting to make me think liberating gasoline from its pumps isnt such a bad idea. Id slyly suggest the Daily Journal staff storm competing newsrooms but I fear in light of recent layoffs there may be, much

Tuesday July 15, 2008

Eye of the storm

n case you missed it, yesterday was Bastille Day. Certainly, that doesnt mean much to the non-Francophiles. Bastille calls to mind a prison, the guillotine, something about Marie Antoinette and cake and (for those who think all French ghting is the same) a dash of that Les Miz performance that sounded like every other musical. The reality is more entrenched in history and anger and uprising and lots of incidents involving peasants and bad hygiene and very few musical numbers. But none of that matters. Bastille Day, like most holidays, has shed its actual beginnings and is now a good excuse (at least for those without any real French allegiance) to drink too much, sing silly childrens tunes learned from high school French class, charge some haute-couture and Chanel No. 5 and try some exotic food like escargot. Bastille Day is also the perfect justication to storm something. It worked for the Parisian prison in 1789; lets see if it works for other things, too. But Bastille Day is actually July 14, you say? Zut alors! Then again, Im American and have only a vague recollection of learning about the French Revolution during ninth-grade history. If Im off a day, so be it. Cest la vie. Tardiness, however, is no excuse to pass up a perfectly good opportunity to dust off the battering ram,

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like the Bastille itself, only seven apathetic individuals inside the walls. The truth is Americans just arent very good with storming of any kind. Remember Hurricane Katrina and FEMA? Enough said. How about that pesky skirmish over in Iraq otherwise known as Desert Storm? Also, a mixed reaction. Perhaps the best thing to do is wait until next July 14, using the next year to design a better storm plan. Consider it la tempte parfaite.
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Christianity is not preached in the U.S.
Editor, Ted Rudow III queries, Has America brought more Christianity and Christian values to Iraq or Afghanistan...? in the July 8 edition of the Daily Journal. More importantly, one should ask what values have been propagated by our government? The answer, of course, is the values of our de-facto state religion, Secular Humanism. Separation of church and state demands neutrality from our government. My Roman Catholic education has served me well. And, it fits well with the libertarian philosophy which I have adopted. Yet, I would not propose that our government promote Catholicism. Nor should it promote Christianity. It is an affront to individual Citizens of the United States who have adopted their own belief systems. Eternal vigilance is our defense against those who would use government to promote their belief systems. Ad hominem attacks are logical fallacies; they are not valid arguments. Only Louis Farakhan or the Palestinians build up their followers by putting down another group by teaching hatred of that ethnic group. His argument is that Obama has given up his values and is now trying to win over the Jews by appearing before AIPAC. What does that say about his view of Obama before the AIPAC visit? Did he think that Obama was OK because he thought Obama was an anti-Semite? When he thought Obama liked Louis Farakhan? I hope my fellow readers of the San Mateo Daily Journal will join me in deploring these kinds of attacks in the future. bomblets in 2006. Israel continues to withhold maps identifying the locations of these killing machines despite repeated requests from Lebanon. It is time our nation outright banned these terrifying weapons. We should heed the wise words of Steve Goose, of Human Rights Watch, who said, Were certain that nations thinking of using cluster munitions wont want to face the international condemnation that will rain down upon them, because the weapons have been stigmatized now. countrys access to refined petroleum products. It goes on as well to demand ...stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles,ships, planes. trains, or cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Irans nuclear program... This perfectly defines a blockade which is an act of war. We see the contradictory wording of this ill advised resolution as not in the least helpful. We did thank her for her refusal to go along with the FISA charade and was informed that she did not vote for the portion of the defense authorization Bill providing for continued funding for the war. We do appreciate the open exchange of ideas and thanked them both.

Tej Uberoi Los Altos

Stan Weitzman Palo Alto

Successful conference with Jackie Speier

Editor, Our San Mateo Peace Action Board of Directors were able to meet with Margo Rosen, Jackie Speiers district director and had a conference call with Congresswoman Speier. Margo was most accommodating. We got to air our concerns about Congresswomen Speiers support for H.con.res.362 (House concurrent resolution 362). This bill suggests that the president apply all possible pressure to stop Irans uranium enrichment. She said she didnt plan to disavow her support for it although felt it had little chance of success. By clerical error her name has yet to appear as cosponsor. The wording of the resolution contradicts itself in that it stipulates that a violent resolution of the problem relating to Irans nuclear program should not be contemplated, but then goes on to suggest what is essentially a blockade of that

Cut the cluster bombs

Editor, More than 111 nations, including many of our NATO partners, signed a treaty to outlaw cluster bombs and require the destruction of stockpiles within eight years. Sadly, our nation joined Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Israel in boycotting the talks and refusing to sign the treaty. Cluster munitions, made to resemble childrens toys, are used to carpet bomb battlefields and inevitably inflict terror and mayhem on the local population. Hundreds of children suffered fatalities and serious injuries after our hasty exit from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Lebanese children were recent victims after Israel carpet bombed their common borders with one million

Mike Caggiano San Mateo The letter writer is the president of San Mateo Peace Action.

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Racial slurs
Editor, I find it curious that your paper freely uses the racial slur gypsy in your coverage of the Tom Wood case in the July 19 edition of the Daily Journal. Perhaps you mean Romani? Ive never seen a story referring to a black, Hispanic or Caucasian gang. Why do you differentiate with the Romanies? Join the 21st century and please stop using racial slurs. This type of journalism reinforces stereotypes.

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The power of hatred and the ad hominem

Editor, I am sorry to say this, but Ted Rudow has an inferiority complex. This is not an ad hominem attack, but rather an analysis of his ad hominem attack upon Jews in his letter The power of the Israeli lobby, in the July 1 edition of the Daily Journal.

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Tuesday July 15, 2008



Dead Army nurses husband charged with murder,arson

By Kevin Mauer

Bush lifts oil drilling ban

By Ben Feller

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. The husband of a Fort Bragg Army nurse whose remains were found amid a brush re was charged Monday with rst-degree murder and a fellow Marine was charged with being an accomplice. Marine Cpl. John Wimunc, 23, also was charged with rst-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson in the death of his wife, Army 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc, a nurse from Dubuque, Iowa. Her body was found Sunday three days after a re was discovered in her Fayetteville apartment about 130 miles northwest of Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps base where the men are stationed. Authorities also charged Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Alden, 22, with rst-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson and accessory after the fact to rst-degree murder.

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Alleged attempted rapist arrested
A man Daly City police say attempted to rape and carjack a woman June 26 was arrested July 13. The man, Edwin Edilberto Briones Lopez Jr., 27, of Daly City, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, kidnapping and armed robbery for a June 26 incident in which he is accused of trying to rape a woman at knifepoint. At approximately 10:30 p.m. police said Lopez attempted a ruse in which he asked a woman for a ride so he Edwin Lopez could buy jumper cables. During the ride, police allege Lopez attempted to rape the woman at knifepont. The woman escaped and Lopez allegedly ed in her vehicle. The vehicle was found in the rst block of Gough Street in San Francisco after it was spotted by an ofcer from the San Francisco Community College Police Department on July 13. The driver was arrested without incident and identied, according to police.

WASHINGTON President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling and challenged Congress to follow suit, aiming to turn the enormous public frustration about gasoline prices into political leverage. Democratic lawmakers rejected Bushs plan as a symbolic stunt. With gas prices topping $4.10 a gallon nationally, Bush made his most assertive move to extend oil exploration, an energy priority of his presidency. By lifting the executive prohibition against coastal drilling, Bush rescinded a White House policy that his own father put in place in 1990. The move will have no practical effect unless Congress acts, too. Both executive and legislative bans must be lifted before offshore exploration can happen. Bush had called on Congress a month ago to go rst, then reversed himself on Monday. He said the country could no longer afford to wait. Failure to act is unacceptable. Its unacceptable to me and its unacceptable to the American people, Bush said in an event held in the Rose Garden. Democratic leaders can show that they have finally heard the frustrations of the American people by matching the action Ive


George W. Bush makes a statement on the 10th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act at the White House.
taken today, repealing the congressional ban, and passing legislation to facilitate responsible offshore exploration, Bush said. The presidents direct link between record gas prices and offshore drilling glossed over a key point. Even if Congress agreed, the exploration for oil would take years to produce real results. It is not projected to reduce gas prices in the short term. Even the White House routinely emphasizes there is no quick x. That did not stop Bush from building his case around todays prices at the pump. He said every extra dollar that families must spend on gas is one they could be using to put food on their table or to send a child to school. The American people, he said, are now waiting to see what the Congress will do.

Taxpayers on hook for Fannie-Freddie lifeline

By Martin Crutsinger and Alan Zibel

WASHINGTON Now that the federal government has thrown a lifeline to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers could be on the hook for billions more if the crisis of confidence spreads. There were encouraging signs Monday for the rescue plan, but also signs of concern notably on Wall Street, where shares of the two companies slumped further that the plan wont be enough. Other banks are already teetering: National City Corp. shares fell nearly 15 percent on rumors of financial trouble, even though it

said it was experiencing no unusual depositor or creditor activity. And Washington Mutual Inc.s shares fell 35 percent, to a paltry $3.23 amid worries about whether it had enough cash to handle the mortgage market downturn. WaMu said that it did. And worried customers lined up Monday to pull cash out of their accounts at IndyMac Bank, seized on Friday by the federal government. Some critics said they fear the FannieFreddie rescue effort will make more bailouts inevitable by sending a message that some institutions are too big to fail and thus encouraging risky behavior. It sends the wrong message to the world,

said Joshua Rosner, managing director of research firm Graham, Fisher & Co. in New York. Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at The Smith School of Business at Cal State Channel Islands, cited soaring oil costs, a weakening economy and an unstable housing market that he said will only get worse. I dont think these steps are enough to arrest the deterioration, he said. As long as more homeowners default on mortgages, losses to financial institutions will mount. Those losses already exceed $400 billion, and some analysts believe they will top $1 trillion before the housing carnage is over.

EBay beats Tiffany in case over trademarks

By Rachel Metz

NEW YORK EBay Inc. scored an important victory in court Monday, as a federal judge said companies such as jeweler Tiffany & Co. are responsible for policing their trademarks online, not auction platforms like eBay. Tiffany had sued eBay in 2004, arguing that most items listed for sale as genuine Tiffany products on eBays sites were fakes. But U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan in New York ruled that eBay cant be held liable for trademark infringement based solely on their generalized knowledge that trade-

mark infringement might be occurring on their Web sites. The judge said that when Tiffany notied eBay of suspected counterfeit goods, eBay immediately removed those listings. Although the online auction company refused to go further, by preemptively taking down suspicious listings for Tiffany jewelry, the judge said eBay didnt have to make such a move. EBay spokeswoman Nichola Sharpe said Monday that the ruling conrms that that eBay acted reasonably and has adequate procedures in place to effectively address counterfeiting.



Tuesday July 15, 2008


Wall Street declines

By Tim Paradis

Wall Street
ners of the nancial sector. Investors worried about a run on IndyMac Bancorp Inc. that led to the banks takeover by the government Friday. IndyMac is the largest regulated thrift to fail. Trading in shares of regional bank National City Corp. was briey halted as the company responded to rumors of nancial troubles. The bank said in a statement it is experiencing no unusual depositor or creditor activity and that as of Fridays close it had more than $12 billion of excess short-term liquidity. The rumors and sell-off of regional banks reect the unease investors have about where nancial troubles might emerge. My sense is that investors are taking a pretty cautious stance, said Jack A. Ablin, chief investment ofcer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago. The government cant bail out the whole industry. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 45.35, or 0.41 percent, to 11,055.19 after

NEW YORK Wall Street extended its slump into yet another week Monday as investors worried that even a safety net set up for mortgage nanciers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wont head off further troubles in the nancial markets. Investors latest unease about the banking sector comes in a week when many nancial names are to issue quarterly reports many of which will likely include sizable write-downs of souring mortgage debt. The Treasury and the Federal Reserve said Sunday they would aid Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if needed. Wall Street has been on edge about the well-being of the government-chartered companies because they together hold or back $5.3 trillion of mortgage debt, about half the outstanding mortgages in the United States. Washingtons efforts to shore up condence in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at times helped those shares Monday but troubles arose in other cor-

spiking nearly 140 points in early trading. Worries over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday led to a volatile session in which the Dow dipped below the 11,000 mark for the rst time in about two years before paring its losses; the market suffered its fourth straight losing week. Broader stock indicators also dropped Monday. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 11.19, or 0.90 percent, to 1,228.30, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 26.21, or 1.17 percent, to 2,212.87. Declining issues outnumbered advancers by about 3 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 5.29 billion shares, down from a very heavy 6.57 billion on Friday. Bond prices jumped as investors sought the safety of government debt. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its yield, fell to 3.86 percent from 3.96 percent late Friday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices jumped.

Dow 11,055.19 -45.35 Nasdaq 2,212.87 -26.21 S&P 500 1,228.30 -11.19

10-Yr Bond 3.88% -0.06 Oil (per barrel) $145.18 Gold $972.70

Customers swamp IndyMac to withdraw

By Christina Hoag

PASADENA Worried customers with deposits in excess of insured limits flooded IndyMac Bank branches on Monday, demanding to withdraw as much money as they could or get answers about the fate of their funds. With the failed bank now under federal control, hundreds of people lined up before dawn outside its headquarters branch in Pasadena. The crowd swelled throughout the day, with customers seeking shelter from the hot sun under makeshift tents. Many waited for hours to get inside what became IndyMac Federal Bank after its takeover Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. I didnt think this could happen, said Charles Tengeri, a retired school teacher who emerged from the bank with a check for $171,000 an amount he said repre-

sented most of his savings. Im glad to get anything out, he said. Customers had been limited over the weekend to taking out funds through automated teller machines, debit card transactions and checks. Customer Harvey Soldan spent Sunday night at a hotel near the bank so he could be among the rst in line. With more than $100,000 in deposits, he anxiously waited to speak with bank ofcials. Its a question of how much we can get and how soon, Soldan said while waiting in line. FDIC spokesman David Barr, who was stationed outside IndyMac headquarters, said it could take several years before the agency fully addresses customer claims. We have to completely unwind the affairs of the bank, Barr said. We may sell a portion to another bank, sell real estate. There may be lawsuits. There are a lot of different aspects to this. IndyMac is the largest regulated thrift

to fail and the second-largest nancial institution to close in U.S. history, according to its regulator, the Ofce of Thrift Supervision. IndyMac Bancorp Inc., the holding company for IndyMac Bank, had been struggling to raise capital and manage losses from bad mortgage loans. The banking regulator transferred control of IndyMac to the FDIC because it did not think the lender could meet its depositors demands amid a run on bank deposits by customers in recent weeks. The FDIC insures bank deposits of up to $100,000 per depositor and up to $250,000 for funds in retirement accounts such as an IRA. As of March 31, IndyMac had total deposits of $19.06 billion from some 275,000 deposit accounts. Of those, some 10,000 depositors had funds in excess of the insured limit, for a total of $1 billion in potentially uninsured funds, the FDIC has said.

Apple sells 1 million iPhones in first three days


NEW YORK Apple Inc. said Monday it sold 1 million iPhones in the rst three days its newest model was on the market. IPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend, said Steve Jobs, Apples chief executive, in a statement. However, Jobs did not address widespread software problems that plagued the launch. On Friday, Apples servers buckled as buyers tried to activate new iPhones in

stores, while owners of older iPhones and the iPod Touch were updating and reactivating their devices. In stores, employees who couldnt get the new iPhones working sent shoppers home to try again on their own later. At the same time, owners of the older phones were left with unusable units. Reports of activation snags subsided over the weekend, as Apples systems apparently recovered, and buyers were able to activate their phones through their home computers. As of Monday,

the issues appeared to have been resolved, said analyst Charles Golvin of Forrester Research. Apple did not respond to calls or emails requesting more information about the activation glitches. Apple had sold about 6 million units of the first-model iPhone since it launched in the U.S. a year ago. The company has set a goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. Shares of Apple rose $1.30 to close at $173.88.

InBev snags Anheuser-Busch and its clout

By Christopher Leaonard and Emily Fredrix

ST. LOUIS The King of Beers, the folks who spent lavishly to bring you the Bud Bowl, the Talking Frogs, the Whassup Guys and the Clydesdales, is being swallowed by a Belgian brewer known for its frugality. But InBev SA has an ambitious plan

behind its $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, hoping to tap into the U.S. companys massive marketing power and make the Budweiser and Bud Light brands into globally recognized products akin to Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Leaving marketing untouched, though, will mean cuts elsewhere. InBev expects to wring out $1.5 billion in annual savings, most of which will come from better managing the supply chain. InBev quarter prot, but the results didnt meet Wall Street forecasts. The South San Francisco, Calif.based company says its quarterly profit rose to $782 million, or 73 cents per share, from $747 million, or 70 cents per share, in the prior-year period. Revenue rose 8 percent to just under

keeps a sharp eye on costs, forcing managers to justify every cent spent. Anheuser-Busch Cos. agreed to the sweetened $70 per share bid late Sunday to create the worlds largest brewer and head off what was shaping up as an acrimonious ght. Swallowing AnheuserBusch will give InBev, the maker of brands including Stella Artois, Becks and Bass, half the U.S. beer market and a fth of those in China and Russia. $3.24 billion from $3 billion. Excluding 2 cents per share for acquisitions and special items, the company earned 75 cents per share in the latest quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected prot of 86 cents per share on revenue of $3.23 billion.

Genentech 2Q profit rises, but misses forecast

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Biotechnology company Genentech Inc. says sales of its cancer treatments, led by blockbuster drugs Avastin and Rituxan, drove nearly 5 percent growth in second-


Tuesday July 15, 2008

By Mike Corder


Deadlyattack on U.S. base sparks worry

By Fisnik Abrashi

Sudan president charged with genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court sought an arrest warrant Monday for Sudans president on charges of waging a campaign of genocide and rape in Darfur, a high-risk strategy that could backre against the people in the war-torn desert region. The indictment marked the rst time prosecutors at the worlds rst permanent war crimes tribunal have issued charges against a sitting head of state, though President Omar alBashir was unlikely to face trial any time soon. Sudan denounced the indictment as a political stunt, saying it would ignore any arrest order and was considering all options, including an unspecied military response. One Sudanese lawmaker said his government could no longer guarantee the safety of U.N. staff in the troubled region. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo led 10 charges against al-Bashir related to a campaign of extermination of three Darfur tribes that the U.N. says claimed 300,000 Omar al-Bashir lives and driven 2.5 million people from their homes. A three-judge panel was expected to take two to three months to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant. Human rights groups welcomed the prosecutors move, but cautioned it could provoke a violent backlash from Sudan, while offering little prospect that al-Bashir will be arrested and sent for trial to The Hague. The court, which began work in 2002, has no enforcement arm and relies on governments to act as its police force. The prosecutors legal strategy also poses major risks for the fragile peace and security environment in

KABUL, Afghanistan An insurgent raid that penetrated an American outpost in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine soldiers, has deepened doubts about the U.S. militarys effort to contain Islamic militants and keep locals on its side. Moving in darkness before dawn Sunday, some 200 ghters surrounded the newly built base in a remote area near the Pakistan border without being spotted by the troops inside, said Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, the provincial police chief. He said people in the adjacent village of Wanat aided the assault. About 20 local families left their homes in anticipation of the raid, while other tribesmen stayed behind and helped the insurgents during the ght, Jangalbagh said.


Sudanese men protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in Rome,Italy.

Sudan, with a real chance of greatly increasing the suffering of very large numbers of its people, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group said in a statement. In an interview with the Associated Press, Sudans ambassador to the United Nations, Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamed, said al-Bashir was weighing all options, including a military response.

Around the world

Three plead to charges in plot that changed air travel
LONDON In a case that changed the face of air travel, three men charged with a plot to kill transAtlantic airline passengers with bombs in soda bottles admitted Monday they intended to cause explosions. But the men appealed to the jury to believe their story that they wanted to stage an elaborate publicity stunt at one of Londons iconic sites to promote a lm, rather than commit mass murder. The men are charged with a plot to kill hundreds of passengers at the height of the summer vacation season. When police discovered the plot in August 2006, airports around the world immediately changed their security procedures.

Dubai detain 79 for Hundreds graduate from indecent behavior Iraqi military academies
By Barbara Surk

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Westerners were getting too racy on the beaches of this Persian Gulf tourist haven, and a police crackdown on topless sunbathing, nudity and other indecent behavior has resulted in 79 arrests in recent days. Undercover ofcers are strolling the sand while others stand guard in new watchtowers to enforce the social mores of this Muslim citystate, which is a booming business center that is attracting growing hordes of foreign tourists. Authorities said they began the decency campaign after police detained a British man and a woman

who were allegedly having sex on one of Dubais sprawling beaches earlier this month. Over the past two weeks, police have detained a total of 79 people whose behavior was disturbing families enjoying the beach, Zuhair Haroun, a spokesman for Dubais Criminal Investigation Department, said Monday. First-time offenders may be issued a warning, but if caught twice, tourists could be referred to the public prosecutor for possible criminal charges, authorities said. Thousands of European and Asian expatriates live and work in Dubai, where native Emiratis make up only about 20 percent of the estimated 1.2 million residents.


BAGHDAD Some 650 cadets from four military academies in Iraq graduated on Monday in a ceremony that underlined what U.S. ofcials say is the growing self-sufciency of Iraqi forces. The ceremony in Baghdad was attended by Gen. David Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq. Petraeus told the cadets that Iraq needs less help from the U.S. military but promised that the United States remains ready to assist when needed. A total of 4,800 Iraqis have graduated from the academies over the past three years. Meanwhile, police in Baghdad said assailants in a speeding car threw a

grenade at trafc police on Monday, killing three people and wounding 13. In a separate attack in the capital, gunmen killed two members of a Sunni force David Petraeus allied with U.S. troops. Also Monday, the U.S. military said a Marine based in the western province of Anbar died Sunday in a non-combat related incident. A statement said the incident was under investigation, and the name of the Marine was withheld pending notication of his family.

An emotional day
Cadel Evans of Australia took over,for the rst time in his career, the yellow jersey given to the leader of the Tour de France SEE PAGE 15

Morneau wins HR derby, Hamilton steals the show

By Mike Fitzpatrick

NEW YORK Josh Hamilton dreamed it. Now hes done it. With a dazzling display of power Monday night, the Texas Rangers slugger hit a record 28 homers in the rst round of the All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium before he was beaten out by Minnesotas Justin Morneau in the nals. Morneau topped a tired Hamilton 5-3 in the last round, giving him the derby title. But the night belonged to Hamilton. Back from drug and alcohol addiction that derailed his career, Hamilton broke Bobby Abreus mark for one round. Abreu hit 24 home runs in the rst round in 2005 at Detroits Comerica Park. Hamiltons incredible tale of redemption has made national news this season, and he retold a story Monday afternoon about a vivid

I was lucky that we got reset.This was his show. He deserved to win it.That was one of the best performances Ive ever seen.
Justin Morneau,Home run derby winner on Josh Hamiltons performance

dream he had two years ago he was being interviewed at Yankee Stadium after participating in the Home Run Derby. I can say it was a coincidence, but I dont believe in those, he said. Mind you, his dream came while Hamilton was still banned from Major League Baseball, and before this years All-Star game was awarded to the venerable ballpark in its nal season. Obviously, the dream, I didnt know how many I would hit, Hamilton said in a TV interview after his huge rst-round performance. I just feel blessed to have played here. With the crowd of 53,716 chanti-

ng his name, undoubtedly warmed by his improbable journey to stardom, Hamilton connected on 13 consecutive cuts before falling short of the fences on his nal two. I got chills, he said. With his smooth left-handed swing and jaw-dropping power, Hamilton seemed a natural choice to take advantage of Yankee Stadiums short right-field porch. But he cleared the deepest fences with ease, hitting three shots farther than 500 feet including his longest of 518. I was lucky that we got reset, Morneau said. This was his show. He deserved to win it. That was one of the best performances Ive ever seen.


Top:Minnesotas Justin Morneau hit a total of 22 home runs in three rounds to claim the home run derby title.Above: TexasJosh Hamilton celebrates one of his 28 rst-round home runs.He nished second to Morneau in the nals,5-3.

Burlingame points to playoffs Trade

By Emanuel Lee

When the Livermore As a rst-year Connie Mack baseball program showed up at Washington Park on Monday with only six players, the Burlingame 19-and-under American Legion baseball team made the best out of the situation. What was supposed to be an ofcial non-league game turned into a seven inning practice contest. Burlingame assistant coach Pat Condon instructed three of his youngest players Kevin Galindo, Nick Gregory and Danny Lenardon to go to the opposite bench so Livermore could eld a squad. The situation made for some funny moments and competitive battles. Lenardon, who at 16 is the youngest Burlingame player, went 4-for-4 for Livermore against Burlingame starter Mike Andrick. He had three singles, a double, a RBI and

We want to make it to Yountville.Thats been our goal. Weve played well for stretches and then sometimes dont play like we should. Hopefully well make the Area tournament our highlight of the season.
Danny Lenardon

simply owned his teammate. Andrick, who allowed six runs and nine hits while striking out 14 in going the distance, had much better success against Galindo, striking him out four times. Lenardon, who is a catcher and inelder, said he looked forward to the challenge of facing Andrick, who pitched last year at the College of San Mateo. Ive caught him a couple of times, so I think

that helped me a little bit, Lenardon said. I was looking forward to facing him because hes a competitor. I know what he throws in certain spots. He was giving me a hard time (about the hits), and as the youngest guy on the team all my teammates say stuff, but theyre all good guys. Burlingame has played up and down this season playing in a competitive league with the likes of Redwood City, Palo Alto and San Mateo. While it certainly wont be one of the favorites entering the Area 2 tournament this weekend, the players are condent they can take their game up a notch and make a deep postseason run. We want to make it to Yountville (for the Department tournament), Lenardon said, referring to the second stage of the American Legion playoffs. Thats been our goal. Weve played well for stretches and then sometimes dont play like we should. All teams have slumps and were no

y co-worker spent the weekend house hunting and said he couldnt believe that all the talk on sports radio was geared toward the Brett Favre soap opera. When you look at the situation, its hard not to talk about. In fact, its perfect for sports radio fodder. For those that arent following the saga, let me give you a brief overview: Brett Favre, a future hall of famer, retired from the Green Bay Packers in March, this after having one of the best seasons of his long career. A couple of months later, there were rumblings that Favre wanted to come back and play. Now, with training camp right around the corner, Favre not only wants to out of retirement, he wants Green Bay to release him so he can play for another team, claiming he doesnt feel welcome in Packerland anymore. This discussion is all over the radio and

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Favre: Pack should let me play elsewhere

By Chris Jenkins

MILWAUKEE Brett Favre nally is speaking for himself: He wants to play but doesnt feel welcome in Green Bay, so hes asking to be released. The quarterbacks first substantial comments on his latest retirement decision reversal come in an interview with Fox News on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. OK, you guys have a different path, ne, Favre said, recalling a June 20 conversation

with Packers coach Mike McCarthy. What does that mean for me? So that means either you give me my helmet, welcome back, or release me, or attempt to trade me. We all know thats a possibility, but way-out-there possibility. And he says, Well, Brett Favre playing here is not an option, but we cant envision you playing with another team, you know, either. And I

thought, so basically, Im not playing for anyone if I choose to come back. According to Van Susteren, who spoke to the AP by telephone Monday afternoon, Favre said he was never fully committed to retiring and felt pressured by the Packers to make a decision, a notion Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy tried to dispel in an interview with the AP on Saturday. Ted always wanted Brett back, McCarthy said. We always wanted Brett back.

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Tuesday July 15, 2008



Yankee Stadium the biggest All-Star of all

By Ronald Blum

NEW YORK All the All-Stars walked onto baseballs most famous eld, soaking up the history. Manny Ramirez threw a ball to fans as his son scampered around the outeld in shorts during Mondays workout. Mariano Rivera stood in center, surrounded by his three boys, all in new American League uniforms. Joe Girardi and his son were in left-center, wearing matching outts, even down to the sunglasses. I catch myself actually looking up at seats where I sat as a kid and saying, Wow, thats pretty cool that, you know, I actually watched the game from there and now Im down here and somebody else is watching us, Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan said. Before closing later this year, the 85-yearold ballpark hosts the All-Star game on Tuesday night as part of its grand send-off. Major League Baseball is taking a year off from showcasing the sports shiny new emporiums and toasting the House that Ruth Built, DiMaggio won over and Reggie conquered. Albert Pujols set some goals, and for a change they didnt involve home runs. Maybe tear up the grass a little bit and put it in the back of my pocket and take it with me, the St. Louis Cardinals slugger said. The American League is 10-0-1 since the


After 85 years,Yankee Stadium will close and be replaced at the end of the season.
NLs last victory in 1996 and is trying to win for the sixth straight time since the All-Stars began deciding home-eld advantage in the World Series. Players sat on the hallowed grass to watch the Texas Josh Hamilton put on a percussive power display in the Home Run Derby following the workout. He thrilled the crowd of 53,716 by hitting a single-round record of 28 homers in his rst time up, including one that clanked off the wall behind the right-eld bleachers. But then the pooped slugger lost to Minnesotas Justin Morneau 5-3 in the nal. Yankee Stadium is the place where Lou Gehrig said goodbye, where Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali boxed, where popes celebrated mass. But most of all, its remembered for the 26 World Series titles the New York Yankees have won since the Stadium opened its doors in 1923. No other team in baseball can match the tradition. No other place can equal the aura. If you stand toe to toe with the beast and

you can conquer this stage, then youve reached the apex, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said. I think walking through that dark, dingy tunnel into the dugout I dont think theres any player thats ever done it that hasnt gotten chill bumps. ... Its the biggest stage in baseball. If you cant get red up to take those three steps up the dugout steps and onto that eld, man, you dont have a pulse. He called it a huge coliseum. Right next door, an even bigger one is under construction, 63 percent larger, to be lled with restaurants, bars and seats costing up to $2,500 a game next year. The new Yankee Stadium will look much like this one before the 1974-75 reconstruction, but it wont be the same. Im really going to miss those guys down in the bullpen throwing AA batteries at me, Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon said. Im really going to miss the people yelling at me. Theyll probably just move right across the street. Papelbon knows the ballpark from all those Red Sox-Yankees games. Tim Lincecum was ready to be a tourist. The San Francisco Giants pitcher, who is 24 but looks like one of the Beatles at age 14, wasnt sure exactly what he wanted to see. Babe Ruth and his head out there in I dont know exactly where it is, because Ive never been there, but Ive seen people touch it, he said.

Ben Sheets, Cliff Lee get All-Star starts

By Mike Fitzgerald

NEW YORK Fired up about his rst trip to Yankee Stadium, Ben Sheets had it all planned out. Arrive early and visit Monument Park, gaze up at that famous facade, drink in the entire experience the same way any fan would. One big difference, though: The Milwaukee Brewers ace also will get the ball to start Tuesday nights AllStar game for the National League. Im not going to let a stadium intimidate me, Sheets said Monday in a hotel ballroom, hours before zipping uptown for batting practice and workouts. At least while Im sitting here Im not. Clevelands Cliff Lee was picked by Boston manager Terry Francona to start for the AL, highlighting a remarkable resurgence for the left-

hander after he was demoted to the minors last year. Now, hes the best of the best as Major League Baseball salutes Yankee Stadium in its nal seaBen Sheets son. Im just honored to be here, to be honest with you. To get the start for me is icing on the cake, said Lee, 122 with a 2.31 ERA. Im kind of awestruck by it. NL manager Clint Hurdle of Colorado tabbed Sheets, who is 10-3 with a 2.85 ERA. Several other NL All-Stars pitched Sunday, making the well-rested Sheets a logical choice. Really looking forward to this opportunity to go out there, last AllStar game in Yankee Stadium history,

Cliff Lee

Sheets said. I know one thing, its going to be glowing as I pull up. Im going to denitely do a sightseeing tour today, and Im going to enjoy every minute of

it. After getting to the ballpark, Sheets was struck by the cramped clubhouse and narrow walkways, outdated elements of a venue that opened in 1923. It just seems a little bit smaller than other stadiums Ive been in, he said. The other stadiums are new. Both managers announced their lineups Monday in the same Manhattan banquet room where the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball was released seven months before.

Seattle right elder Ichiro Suzuki will bat leadoff for the AL, followed by Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Texas center elder Josh Hamilton, New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Boston left elder Manny Ramirez, Rangers designated hitter Milton Bradley, Red Sox rst baseman Kevin Youkilis, Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer and Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Francona kept more than numbers in mind when putting together his batting order. For me, a Derek Jeter deserves to hit at the top of the order, in a place like this especially, he said. The manager also acknowledged he thought about whether to honor Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with the start in his home ballpark but only because Francona was asked about it by reporters. Mariano may be the greatest

reliever of all-time, but hes not a starter, Francona said. Youre putting a guy possibly at risk doing something hes not done. We will treat every player in this game with a lot of respect, certainly knowing that there are Yankees involved in this game. But other than that, I think we are doing it correctly. Hurdle put Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez at the top of his order, followed by Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley, Houston rst baseman Lance Berkman, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols at designated hitter, Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones, Colorados Matt Holliday in right eld, Milwaukee left elder Ryan Braun, Chicagos Kosuke Fukudome in center and Cubs rookie catcher Geovany Soto. Its the best lineup that Ive ever written down on paper, so well see where it takes us, Hurdle said.



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Evans takes Tour de France lead

By Jamey Keaten

HAUTACAM, France Bruised and sore and aching from head to ankles, Cadel Evans stood on the podium with tears in his eyes and a yellow jersey on his back. The Australian took the overall lead in the Tour de France on Monday after a punishing 10th stage through the Pyrenees. His surge to the front came a day after he tumbled over his handlebars, leaving him with a cracked helmet and a body coated with cuts. He feared his Tour de France was over. Yesterday, I was at whats for me been my Tour low, he said. And today, up until this point in the Tour, its been my Tour high. Its a bit an emotional roller coaster to say the least. The 31-year-old Silence Lotto leader, a favorite going into the race, seized the lead from Kim Kirchen of Luxembourg in a stage won by Leonardo Piepolo of Italy on Bastille Day. Evans has the smallest possible lead one second over Frank Schleck of Luxembourg as the race takes a rest day Tuesday. With nine riders within 2 1/2 minutes of Evans, the Tour appears wide open and poised for more racing drama at a time when organizers hope to get past the doping scandals that have battered the sports image. Piepolo won the 97-mile stage from Pau to Hautacam by shedding all rivals except his Saunier Duval teammate Juan Jose Cobo Acebo of Spain on the nal uphill climb to the ski station. Evans rode with pain all the way

following his spill Sunday in the rst stage in the Pyrenees. Im lucky that Ive been very well looked after, Evans said. My own osteopath who travels with me put me back into pieces, and the team doctor patched me up from ankle to neck with a few holes. Evans eyes welled with tears during the post-race ceremony. This was the rst time he has ever held the Tour lead, having nished second behind Alberto Contador of Spain last year. I couldnt believe it now and I couldnt believe it then on the podium, he said, adding he was encouraged by sights of the Australian ag on his grueling climb into Hautacam. The most painful thing was the descents. ... Every swollen part of the body was bouncing in a bag of abraded skin, he said. Every speed bump hurt put it that way. Evans rarely attacked the other favorites, who distanced themselves from the main pack in the 97-mile stage from Pau to Hautacam. The stage featured the passes of Tourmalet and Hautacam climbs so hard they are beyond classication. The days biggest loser was Alejandro Valverde, the Spanish national champion seen as a potential threat. He couldnt keep up with his main rivals in the rst climb up Tourmalet and continued to lose time. He nished 5 minutes, 52 seconds behind Piepoli and trails Evans by 4:41. Its finished for the podium, Caisse dEpargne sporting director Eusebio Unzue said, referring to


A fan cheers on Cadel Evans during a punishing 10th stage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Valverdes chances of a top-three nish. History may work in Evans favor. In the three Tours with a stage nishing at the Hautacam, the rider who emerged with yellow jersey after the grueling 8.9-mile ascent kept the lead all the way to the nish: Miguel Indurain (1994), Bjarne Riis (1996) and Lance Armstrong (2000) Like the others who took the yellow jersey on the Hautacam, I hope I can continue in it until the July 27 finish in Paris, Evans said. Challenges await like three days in the Alps and a time trial on the nextto-last stage. Unlike Armstrong, who beneted from strong US Postal and Discovery Channel teams, Evans has largely had to go at it alone. He has had little if any escort from his squad. I admit that we dont have the strongest team in the race, he said.

But right now, Im just satised about the work Ive done today, he said. Hell be keeping a close eye on Schleck, a strong climber who won a stage at the legendary Alpe dHuez in 2006. Schleck was third Monday, 28 seconds behind Piepolo. Evans and several other title contenders trailed by 2:17. Evans came into the stage six seconds behind Kirchen, who struggled up the Hautacam and nished 4:19 off Piepolos pace falling to seventh overall and ending his four-day run in yellow. Christian Vande Velde of the United States, the Garmin Chipotle team leader, held his own and kept third place, 38 seconds behind. Denis Menchov, the rider Evans says he fears most, also kept up with the Australian and is 57 seconds back in fth. Carlos Sastre is sixth, 1:28 back. Remy di Gregorio, who crashed out of his rst Tour last year with a broken elbow, gave his fellow French a Bastille Day thrill by leading the pack over the 11-mile Tourmalet pass. Britains Mark Cavendish of Team Columbia, who won the fth and eighth stages, and Danny Pate of the United States crashed early in the stage. They got back on their bikes, and Cavendish was treated by the race doctor for an injured left shoulder. Yury Tromov of Russia quit the race because of a cold and fatigue. The eld now has 169 riders, 11 fewer than at the start.

Serena Williams looking to rebound from Wimbledon


STANFORD Serena Williams hasnt had much rest since losing to her sister Venus in the nals at Wimbledon earlier this month, and thats been the perfect therapy for the eight-time Grand Slam champion. I havent really had time to stop, so I havent had time to think about it, Serena Williams said Monday during a

Serena Williams

press conference at the Bank of the West Classic. I thought about some of the mistakes I may have made, but other than that I just keep going. It actually was the easiest (loss) to

get over because I think thats the best way, to keep busy. Williams will play in her rst tournament since Wimbledon in Wednesdays featured match against either Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal or Argentinas Gisela Dulko. Williams is the tournaments top seed and biggest draw. Lindsay Davenport, a three-time winner of the event, withdrew with a lingering knee

injury after warming up Monday Ranked fth in the world, Williams is making her rst appearance at the Bank of the West after withdrawing twice previously. Venus Williams made her pro debut at the Bank of the West in 1994 and has twice won the tournament. When Venus beat Serena 7-5, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon womens singles title, it marked the 16th time the two

have played one another since turning professional, with each winning eight times. Venus, however, has won three of the last four. I dont like losing period, it doesnt matter to who, Serena Williams said. I obviously want to do well so I just have to keep going. Im just taking it every day at a time. My main goal is to stay t and healthy and play a full season.


Tuesday July 15, 2008

not pitching last season at Cal Poly San Luis-Obispo). Lindstrom has thrown well for us as a reliever and Baylock has pitched like an ace. Winning is nice but were about developing players, getting them at-bats and a lot of innings. Thats all we care about, is developing them so they can play at a higher level. Lenardon found last nights game fun and amusing at the same time. In the postgame handshake, the Burlingame players playfully bumped him off his line. So why was Lenardon, Galindo, Gregory and Baylock who later made an appearance for Livermore have to go to the other side? The younger players had to go, Lenardon said. Said Condon: Its only fair. Hey, seniority rules.


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different. Hopefully well make the Area tournament our highlight of the season. Andrew Suvunnachuen has been a stalwart at catcher and third base, while Trevor Pasiecznik and Steve Merchant are two of several position players on the team who possess potent bats. Burlingame has a strong pitching corps with Kevin Hahn, Nik Jurado, Paul Fregosi, A.J. Baylock, Steven Riddle and Jake Lindstrom. Pitching remains paramount once tournament play begins, because teams have to play multiple times in double-eliminationtype tournaments which are spread out over a couple of days. A lot of our pitchers have looked good, Condon said. Riddle looks good. Jurados our ace, and Fregosi is working his way back into form (after

Sports Brief
Second man in Javon Walker case due in Vegas court
LAS VEGAS The second man jailed in the abduction, beating and robbery of NFL player Javon Walker is due in a Las Vegas court on Tuesday. Deshawn Lamont Thomas has been held on $1 million bail at the Clark County jail since his arrest July 8. Police say a witness and cell phone records link the 40-year-old Thomas to 30-year-old Arfat Fadel, who was arrested June 20 and later charged in the Walker robbery. Fadel is due for an evidentiary hearing on Wednesday. The 29-year-old wide receiver was found unconscious on a side street early June 16 after a night of Las Vegas club-hopping, and was hospitalized for two days with facial injuries and a concussion. be 100 percent commitment, Favre said. Favres interview which was receiving top billing over an interview with presidential candidate John McCain in promos for Van Susterens show that aired during the day Monday is the latest development in what is looking more and more like an irreparable schism between one of the NFLs most storied franchises and perhaps its most beloved quarterback. Thompson called the situation gut-wrenching Saturday. I mean, it hurts, he said. Im not talking about physically hurting, but the sensitivity. We understand where the fans are coming from. This is a hot-button issue that surpasses anything Ive ever gone through.

The Burlingame shortstop tags out a Livermore baserunner during a non-league game at Washington Park.Burlingame beat Livermore 9-6.
the ramifications of playing for another team, moving to another city, and angering some Packers fans. You know, the bottom line is, I may not play anywhere, Favre said. But we have thought of all those things. We have thought about it. Van Susteren who is from Appleton, Wis., is a Packers shareholder and previously had interviewed Favre and his wife, Deanna said Favre made it clear he would not return to the Packers if he wasnt the starter. And while Favre said the Packers asked him for a list of teams to which he would accept a trade, he wants to be released to make sure he ends up on a competitive club. Thompson said the team wasnt going to release Favre, but he could come back in a different role than he was because the team is committed to going forward with Aaron Rodgers. Youre telling me playing there is not an option, but playing elsewhere, we just cant were trying to protect your legacy, Favre said. Well, thank you. I appreciate that. But apparently now, theyre trying to protect my legacy by bringing me back and having me be a backup. Boy, that is really good. Thompson and McCarthy wouldnt discuss the possibility of trading Favre and said they hadnt received any trade inquiries as of Saturday. Thompson and McCarthy gave AP a detailed description of their dealings with Favre throughout the offseason, including an episode a few weeks after Favres retirement where the two were prepared to y to Mississippi to seal the deal on a

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The team had no immediate reaction to Favres interview Monday. We currently have nothing to add on this matter, a team spokesman said. Favre told Fox he understands that the Packers want to move on but if theyre doing so, they should let him go. Them moving on does not bother me, Favre said. It doesnt. I totally understand that. By me retiring March 3, I knew that could possibly happen. All I was saying is, you know, Im thinking about playing again. Favre said he has thought about

Favre comeback only to have the quarterback change his mind again. In the interview, Favre said the Packers were being dishonest, although he did not point out specific examples in the portion of the interview aired Monday. A second segment is scheduled to air Tuesday. If you move on, you tell me one thing, dont come back and tell the public ... just say it, You know, weve moved on and well work with Brett on whatever it is, Favre said. Dont make up a lot of stuff or give half of the truth. McCarthy and Thompson also expressed concern Saturday that Favre spent most of the offseason questioning whether he still had the commitment to play football. But Favre told Fox News it wasnt going to be an issue. If Im going to play its going to

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television because in the long history of professional sports, something like this has never happened before. Never has a hall-of-fame caliber player retired, wanted to come back to play for his original team, only to be told that it wants to go in another direction. This is a no-win situation for the Packers. The team has made it clear that Aaron Rodgers, Favres backup the last three seasons, is the starting quarterback this year. By making that declaration, Green Bays management has painted itself into a corner take Favre back and make him the starter threatens to alienate both players and fans as it makes management look weak. But does this group want to go down in history as the Packers management team that let Favre go? There is only one solution for the Packers: They have to trade Favre. It may not be a palatable choice for the Green Bay brass, but its the only way to end this saga. The Packers cant release him and risk having him end up with a team in the same division as Green Bay. He cant return as a backup. Can you imagine what happens the rst time Rodgers screws something up? The calls for Favre would be deafening. A trade, while benecial to Green Bay, could be a nightmare for Favre, whose goal is to get back to a Super Bowl. What happens if he gets traded to a team like the 49ers or the Miami Dolphins? Im guessing his commitment and desire to play would suddenly wane

and he could immediately retire again. This is a no-win situation for both parties and regardless of what happens, the Packers will be seen as the bad guy. If you ask me, its Favre who is the bad guy. After hemming and hawing the last several years about retirement, he nally pulls the trigger. Now he wants to come back? He should have thought it about more before making his decision. He ip-op on retirement makes him appear selsh thinking solely about himself instead of the well-being of a team he basically spent his entire career with and brought back the glory of the 1950s and 1960s. Theres no question the Packers are a better team with Favre as their quarterback. But much like the San Francisco Giants found out with Barry Bonds, the Packers are nding it increasingly difcult to turn the page and start a new chapter in team history. *** Major League Baseball announced its starters for tonights All-Star game, including the starting pitchers: Introducing Cliff Lee (Indians) and Ben Sheets (Brewers). Could the managers, Bostons Terry Francona and Colorados Clint Hurdle, choose un-sexier starters? I mean, their numbers suggest they deserved consideration, but their Qrating is less than stellar. Im not a rabid baseball fan, but Im pretty knowledgeable about whos who, but when I rst saw the names online, the only reason I read the story was to nd out who Lee was.
Nathan Mollat can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 117.



Tuesday July 15, 2008



Problems with Tillman probe


All-Star Game

All-Star Break

All-Star Break

vs.Brewers 7:15 p.m.

vs.Brewers 1:05 p.m. CSN

vs.Brewers 1:05 p.m. CSN

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO A striking lack of recollection by White House and military ofcials prevented congressional investigators from determining who was responsible for misinformation spread after the friendly re death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a House committee said Monday. Although military investigators determined within days that the onetime NFL player was killed by his own troops in Afghanistan following an enemy ambush, ve weeks passed before the circumstances of his death were made public. During that time, the Army claimed Tillman was killed by enemy re. Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in April 2007 that his goal was to discern the genesis of the misinformation. Was it the result of incompetence, miscommunication or a deliberate strategy? he said. The panel acknowledged Monday it had fallen short of this goal. The committee received a urry of White House e-mails sent as the Bush administration responded to Tillmans death, but no documents about friendly re. The committee interviewed several top White House ofcials about the case, but not a single one could recall when he learned about the fratricide or what he did in response, it said in its 48-page report. The committee reported a similar lack of information relating to misinformation surrounding Pvt. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital after she was badly injured and captured in a 2003 ambush. The committee examined how the story of the ambush of her convoy was changed into a tale of heroism on her part. The panel concluded that the lack of information makes it impossible for the committee to assign responsibility for the misinformation in Corporal Tillmans and Private Lynchs cases. Jim Wilkinson, a onetime White House ofcial who was communications director for U.S. Central Command, told the committee he did not know where the false information on Lynch originated, or who disseminated it.

All-Star Game

All-Star Break

All-Star Break

@Yankees @Yankees 4:05 p.m. 10:05 a.m. CSN KICU Aug. 16 vs.New England 7 p.m.

@Yankees 10:05 a.m. KICU

@Rays 4:10 p.m. CSN

July 19 @ Toronto Noon

Jul 24 All Star Game at Toronto

Aug. 3 July 27 vs.N.Y.Red vs.Galaxy @ Oakland Bulls noon noon

Aug. 23 Aug. 30 @Chivas vs.KC Wizards 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

2008 Justin Morneau,Minnesota Twins (Yankee Stadium) 2007 Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels (AT&T Park) 2006 Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies (PNC Park) 2005 Bobby Abreu (Venezuela), Philadelphia Phillies (Comerica Park) 2004 Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles (Minute Maid Park) 2003 Garret Anderson, Anaheim Angels (U.S. Cellular Field) 2002 Jason Giambi, New York Yankees (Miller Park) 2001 Luis Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks (Safeco Field) 2000 Sammy Sosa,Chicago Cubs (Turner Field) 1999 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners (Fenway Park) 1998 Ken Griffey Jr.,Seattle Mariners (Coors Field) 1997 Tino Martinez, New York Yankees (Jacobs Field) 1996 Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (Veterans Stadium) 1995 Frank Thomas,Chicago White Sox (The Ballpark in Arlington) 1994 Ken Griffey Jr.,Seattle Mariners (Three Rivers Stadium) 1993 Juan Gonzalez, Texas Rangers (Camden Yards) 1992 Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics (Jack Murphy Stadium) 1991 Cal Ripken,Baltimore Orioles (SkyDome)e)

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

Los Angeles Oakland Texas Seattle

Real Salt Lake Los Angeles CD Chivas USA Colorado Houston FC Dallas San Jose W 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 L 6 6 6 8 4 6 9 T 5 4 4 2 8 6 4 Pts GF 23 20 22 34 22 22 20 25 20 17 18 19 13 11 GA 19 31 21 21 19 22 22

Sundays Games Detroit 4,Minnesota 2 Cleveland 5,Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4,N.Y.Yankees 1 Boston 2,Baltimore 1 Seattle 4,Kansas City 3 Texas 12,Chicago White Sox 11 L.A.Angels 4,Oakland 3 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Game All-Star Game at New York,5 p.m. Wedensdays Game No games scheduled Thursdays Game Detroit at Baltimore,4:05 p.m. Fridays games As at Yankees,4:05 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore,4:05 p.m.

Sundays Games Houston 5,Washington 0 St.Louis 11,Pittsburgh 6 Philadelphia 6,Arizona 3 Milwaukee 3,Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 4,Chicago Cubs 2 Atlanta 12,San Diego 3 L.A.Dodgers 9,Florida 1 N.Y.Mets 7,Colorado 0 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Game All-Star Game at New York,5 p.m. Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games N.Y.Mets at Cincinnati,4:10 p.m. San Diego at St.Louis,5:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado,6:05 p.m.

NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Thursdays Game Kansas City at Columbus,5 p.m. Saturdays Games San Jose at Toronto FC,12 p.m. Los Angeles at New York,3:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas,5:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Tuesday,July 22 Houston at D.C.United,4:30 p.m. Thursday,July 24 MLS All-Star Game at Toronto Sunday,July 27 New York at San Jose ,12 p.m. Los Angeles at FC Dallas,4 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City,5 p.m. Columbus at Colorado,6:30 p.m.

BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERSSent C Dane Sardinha outright to Toledo (IL) FOOTBALL DETROIT LIONSSigned DE Cliff Avril to a threeyear contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINSAgreed to terms with QB Colt Brennan. HOCKEY ATLANTA THRASHERSSigned F Jason Williams. CAROLINA HURRICANESAgreed to terms with F Patrick Dwyer,F Joe Jensen and D Mark Flood. COLORADO AVALANCHESigned F Cody McLeod to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with F Philippe Dupuis, F Nathan Smith, D Darcy Campbell,D Aaron MacKenzie,G Jason Bacashihua and G Tyler Weiman. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSSigned LW Craig MacDonald.Re-signed C Derek MacKenzie. DALLAS STARSSigned Dave Tippett, coach, to a two-year contract extension,through the 2010-11 season. NASHVILLE PREDATORSAgreed to terms with F Joel Ward on a one-year,two-way contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERSFired Ted Nolan,coach. NEW YORK RANGERSTraded F Ryan Hollweg to Toronto for a 2009 fth-round draft pick. ST. LOUIS BLUESRe-signed F Yan Stastny to a two-year contract,C Jay McClement to a one-year contract and F Matt Foy. SAN JOSE SHARKSRe-signed C Marcel Goc to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGSigned G Mike Smith to a two-year contract extension. VANCOUVER CANUCKSSigned C Jason Krog. WASHINGTON CAPITALSSigned C Sergei Fedorov to a one-year contract.

BATTINGKinsler, Texas, .337; Morneau, Minnesota, .323; Mauer, Minnesota, .322; Damon, New York, .319; Bradley, Texas,.316; Pedroia,Boston,.314;Youkilis,Boston,.314. RUNSKinsler,Texas,84;Pedroia,Boston,67;ISuzuki,Seattle, 63; MiYoung, Texas, 63; JDrew, Boston, 63; Quentin, Chicago,62;Crawford,Tampa Bay,62;BRoberts,Baltimore,62. RBIHamilton, Texas, 95; Quentin, Chicago, 70; Morneau, Minnesota,68;JGuillen,Kansas City,65;Youkilis,Boston,63; DaMurphy,Texas,60; MRamirez,Boston,60. HITSKinsler,Texas,134;Pedroia,Boston,124;ISuzuki,Seattle, 119; Morneau, Minnesota, 118; MiYoung, Texas, 118; Hamilton,Texas,117; JoLopez,Seattle,113. DOUBLESKinsler, Texas, 34; BRoberts, Baltimore, 33; JGuillen,Kansas City,29;Pedroia,Boston,28;Huff,Baltimore, 28;Markakis,Baltimore,26;JoLopez,Seattle,26;Crosby,Oakland,26; Ibanez,Seattle,26. TRIPLESBRoberts, Baltimore, 8; AJones, Baltimore, 5; Inglett,Toronto,5; Granderson,Detroit,5. HOME RUNSSizemore,Cleveland,23; Quentin,Chicago, 22; Hamilton,Texas, 21; Dye, Chicago, 21; Bradley,Texas, 19; Giambi,New York,19; ARodriguez,New York,19. 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 (11 Decisions)Matsuzaka,Boston,10-1,.909, 2.65;CLee,Cleveland,12-2,.857,2.31;ESantana,Los Angeles, 11-3, .786, 3.34; Sonnanstine, Tampa Bay, 10-4, .714, 4.58; Saunders,Los Angeles,12-5,.706,3.07;GFloyd,Chicago,105, .667, 3.63; Duchscherer, Oakland, 10-5, .667, 1.82; Padilla, Texas,10-5,.667,4.70. STRIKEOUTSBurnett,Toronto, 126; Sabathia, Cleveland, 123; ESantana, Los Angeles, 122; Halladay, Toronto, 121; JVazquez, Chicago, 117; Beckett, Boston, 107; CLee, Cleveland,106. SAVESFRodriguez,Los Angeles,38;Papelbon,Boston,28; Sherrill, Baltimore, 28; Nathan, Minnesota, 27; Soria, Kansas City,25; MRivera,New York,23; CWilson,Texas,22.

BATTINGCJones,Atlanta,.376;Pujols,St.Louis,.350;Berkman,Houston,.347;Holliday,Colorado,.337;Nady,Pittsburgh, .321;Theriot,Chicago,.320; CGuzman,Washington,.313. RUNSHRamirez, Florida, 80; Berkman, Houston, 79; McLouth,Pittsburgh,69;Utley,Philadelphia,68;JReyes,New York,68; Beltran,New York,67; Bay,Pittsburgh,64. RBIHoward, Philadelphia, 84; CaLee, Houston, 76; Berkman,Houston,73;AdGonzalez,San Diego,71;DWright,New York,70; Utley,Philadelphia,69;Teixeira,Atlanta,69. HITSCGuzman,Washington, 126; JReyes, New York, 119; DLee,Chicago,117;HRamirez,Florida,116;Berkman,Houston,116; Atkins,Colorado,112; CJones,Atlanta,112. DOUBLESMcLouth, Pittsburgh, 33; Berkman, Houston, 30;McCann,Atlanta,27;Rowand,San Francisco,27;Hart,Milwaukee,26; CGuzman,Washington,26; DLee,Chicago,26. TRIPLESJReyes, New York, 10; FLewis, San Francisco, 9; SDrew,Arizona,5;CJackson,Arizona,5;BPhillips,Cincinnati, 5; Rollins,Philadelphia,5. HOME RUNSHoward,Philadelphia,28;Dunn,Cincinnati, 26; Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Braun, Milwaukee, 23; Uggla, Florida,23; HRamirez,Florida,23; Burrell,Philadelphia,23. STOLEN BASESTaveras, Colorado, 39; Pierre, Los Angeles, 35; Bourn, Houston, 32; JReyes, New York, 32; Rollins, Philadelphia,24;HRamirez,Florida,23;Kemp,Los Angeles,22; Victorino,Philadelphia,22. PITCHING (11 Decisions)Lincecum,San Francisco,11-2, .846, 2.57; Lohse, St. Louis, 11-2, .846, 3.39; Volquez, Cincinnati, 12-3, .800, 2.29; Sheets, Milwaukee, 10-3, .769, 2.85; Zambrano, Chicago, 10-3, .769, 2.84; Webb, Arizona, 13-4, .765,3.23; Kendrick,Philadelphia,8-3,.727,4.47. STRIKEOUTSLincecum, San Francisco, 135; Billingsley, Los Angeles,128;Volquez,Cincinnati,126;Hamels,Philadelphia,126;Cain,San Francisco,121;JSanchez,San Francisco, 115; JSantana,New York,114. SAVESBWilson,San Francisco,25;Valverde,Houston,24; KWood,Chicago,24;BWagner,New York,22;Gregg,Florida, 20; Lidge,Philadelphia,20; Lyon,Arizona,19.

National League 1,Hanley Ramirez,Florida,ss 2,Chase Utley,Philadelphia,2b 3,Lance Berkman,Houston,1b 4,Albert Pujols,St.Louis,dh 5,Chipper Jones,Atlanta,3b 6,Matt Holliday,Colorado,rf 7,Ryan Braun,Milwaukee,lf 8,Kosuke Fukudome,Chicago,cf 9,Geovany Soto,Chicago,c P,Ben Sheets,Milwaukee,rhp American League 1,Ichiro Suzuki,Seattle,rf 2,Derek Jeter,New York,ss 3,Josh Hamilton,Texas,cf 4,Alex Rodriguez,New York,3b 5,Manny Ramirez,Boston,lf 6,Milton Bradley,Texas,dh 7,Kevin Youkilis,Boston,1b 8,Joe Mauer,Minnesota,c 9,Dustin Pedroia,Boston,2b P,Cliff Lee,Cleveland,lhp


Tuesday July 15, 2008



Life expectancy over 78 as top diseases decline

By Mike Stobbe

Illness evolving Tasmanian devil?

By Randolph E. Schmid

ATLANTA For the rst time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span. The increase is due mainly to falling mortality rates in almost all the leading causes of death, federal health ofcials said. The average life expectancy for babies born in 2006 was about four months greater than for children born in 2005. Japan has the longest life expectancy 83 years for children born in 2006, according to World Health Organization data. Switzerland and Australia were also near the top of the list. The international comparisons are not that appealing, but we may be in the process of catching up, said Samuel Preston, a University of Pennsylvania demographer. He is co-chairman of a National Research Council panel looking at why Americas life expectancy is lower than other nations. The new U.S. data, released Wednesday, come from the National Center for Health Statistics. Its a preliminary report of 2006 numbers, based on data from more than 95 percent of the death certicates collected that

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WASHINGTON The little devils just cant wait. Faced with an epidemic of cancer that cuts their lives short, Tasmanian devils have begun breeding at younger ages, according to researchers at the University of Tasmania in Australia. We could be seeing evolution occurring before our eyes. Watch this space! says zoologist Menna Jones of the university. Tasmanian devils live on the island of Tasmania, south of Australia. They weigh 20 to 30 pounds and were named devils by early European settlers because the furry black marsupials produce a erce screech and can be bad-tempered. Since 1996, a contagious form of cancer called devil facial tumor disease has been infecting these animals and is invariably fatal, causing death between the ages of 2 and 3. In the past devils would live ve to six years, breeding at ages two, three and four, but with the new disease, even females who breed at two may not live long enough to rear their rst litter. Jones, who has been studying the animals life cycles since before the disease outbreak, noted that there has been a 16-fold increase in breeding at age one. She reports her ndings in this weeks edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. What we are suggesting in this paper is that there is likely to be strong selection for

Since 1996, a contagious form of cancer called devil facial tumor disease has been infecting these animals and is invariably fatal,causing death between the ages of 2 and 3.
rapid evolution toward early maturity, Jones said in an interview via e-mail. It was an exciting discovery, she added. The disease could cause the devils to become extinct in 25 years or so, she said, but this change to younger breeding may slow population decline and reduce the chance of them disappearing. To our knowledge, this is the rst known case of infectious disease leading to increased early reproduction in a mammal, Jones and her colleagues report. Meantime, the search for a vaccine continues. The research was funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian National University and the Tasmanian Government Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.



Tuesday July 15, 2008


Doctors hope for easier blood thinners

By Lauran Neergaard

Coming soon
Rivaroxaban tamps down action of a key player in blood clotting, called Factor Xa. Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine published two studies of more than 7,000 knee and hip replacement recipients who received either a daily rivaroxaban pill or todays standard injections. Pill users were less likely to suffer fatal and nonfatal vein clots. Bleeding and other side effects were similar with both drugs. Johnson & Johnson, which is developing rivaroxaban with Bayer Healthcare AG, plans to seek Food and Drug Administration approval later this summer. Pradaxa, or dabigatran, interferes with another blood clotting agent, called thrombin. European regulators cited research showing Pradaxa was as effective as standard shots in protecting orthopedic patients. Dukes Becker cautions that one U.S. study didnt show as big an effect; other research is continuing. This drug works similarly to the ill-fated Exantra, but Becker says there are no signs of liver toxicity so far. Bristol-Myers Squibbs apixaban works against the same clotting factor as rivaroxaban; its key studies are under way. Orthopedic surgery is an easier hurdle because vein clots are quick and common than proving if these pills will work as well as warfarin for people who need longer-term care. Stay tuned: Large studies comparing warfarin to each have begun at hospitals nationwide. If they work, their targeted action promises fewer side effects, dietary restrictions or dose problems than warfarin, Fanikos notes. But warfarin still will play an important role, he cautions since the generic form sells for as little as $40 for a three-month supply.

WASHINGTON A trio of experimental drugs has doctors hopeful that for the first time in decades, millions of people at risk of lethal blood clots may soon get easier treatment. The first goal is a pill option for people who now need daily bloodthinning shots for weeks after knee or hip replacement surgery. But the ultimate goal is an alternative to that old standby warfarin, also called Coumadin, the nations most troublesome lifesaver because of side effects and restrictions its 2 million users face. Now in late-stage testing in thousands of Americans are three pills that work to prevent blood clots in ways that promise to be less burdensome. One of the trio, Boehringer Ingelheims Pradaxa, just began selling in Europe. The drug research comes as Medicare is considering withholding payment from hospitals when at-risk patients develop clots in their veins, usually the legs a common preventable cause of hospital deaths. The National Quality Forum has estimated that only about a third of patients who need protective blood thinners while hospitalized get them. Known medically as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT, such a clot can kill quickly if it moves up to the lungs. There arent good counts, but recent estimates suggest that about 900,000 people a year suffer a vein clot, and nearly 300,000 die. Being immobile for long periods, such as during hospitalizations or even long airplane flights, can trigger a clot. Vice President Cheney suffered one after a long trip last year. NBC correspondent David Bloom died of one in 2003 after spending days in a cramped military vehicle while

Now in late-stage testing in thousands of Americans are three pills that work to prevent blood clots in ways that promise to be less burdensome.
covering the invasion of Iraq. But there are a variety of risks, including increasing age, smoking, birth control pills, obesity and especially, big surgeries like knee or hip replacements. Doctors use faster-acting shots of the blood thinner enoxaparin to protect orthopedic surgery patients. But warfarin is a top treatment once a vein clot strikes and the leading protection for other types of clots, such as strokes caused by the irregular heartbeat atrial fibrillation. But too many of those patients go unprotected, too, because warfarin is so hard to use. Dangerous bleeding is the worst side effect, but it requires monthly blood checks because diet and other factors can throw off the dose. The need is substantial for an easier alternative, says Dr. Richard Becker, a hematology and cardiovascular specialist at Duke University Medical Center who is monitoring the pipeline. I dont know of a drug that has the inherent complexities and potential for harm that Coumadin does. Hopes have been dashed before. Just a few years ago, the highly anticipated blood thinner Exantra was pulled off Europes market, and rejected here, because of surprising liver damage. So while trial results have U.S. specialists optimistic about the three new attempts, theyre watching closely for any hints of problems. There are some huge benefits to these drugs, all three of them if they play out, says pharmacist John Fanikos of Bostons Brigham and Womens Hospital and the North American Thrombosis Forum.


Tuesday July 15, 2008



Technology aids rural mental health resources


RENO, Nev. Ofcials hope technology, newly licensed counselors, partnerships with higher education and community education about suicide will reduce deaths and improve the quality of life for rural Nevadans. Nevadans in the 15 rural counties, excluding Washoe and Clark, commit suicide at a rate more than double the national rate. In 2004, the most recent year for which data are available, 27 out of 100,000 people in the states rural counties killed themselves. The rate for the state and Washoe County was 19 per 100,000. The national rate was 11 per 100,000. Ofcials say a precise reason for the high rate is unknown, but lack of mental health professionals, distance between communities and the stigma of seeking treatment all contribute to the problem. As the state faces its worst budget crisis in decades, health ofcials are hoping rural mental health clinics can be spared drastic cuts. Rural clinics already are understaffed and cannot recruit for vacant positions, creating a waiting list of up to a year for patients who need to see a mental health counselor, ofcials said. Nevada is trying to address mental health needs in rural areas with an Internet-based program called telemedicine, which connects patients to a psychiatrist through a Web camera, the Reno Gazette-

Rural clinics already are understaffed and cannot recruit for vacant positions,creating a waiting list of up to a year for patients who need to see a mental health counselor,ofcials said.
Journal reported. Last year legislators enacted a law to license new mental health counselors and partnered with state colleges and universities to create academic programs specic to rural mental health. Officials say the problems of every major cause of death, said Robert Anderson, who oversaw work on the report for the health statistics center. The overall death rate fell from 799 per 100,000 in 2005 to about 776 the following year. Health statisticians noted declines of more than 6 percent in stroke and chronic lower respiratory disease (including bronchitis and emphysema), and a drop of more than 5 percent in heart disease and diabetes deaths. Indeed, the drop in diabetes deaths was steep enough to allow Alzheimers disease which held about steady to pass diabetes to rural mental health extend throughout the country, and other states have addressed them a variety of ways. The Sowing the Seeds of Hope program established in 1999 in seven Midwest states works to make citizens comfortable seeking become the nations sixth leading cause of death. The U.S. infant mortality rate dropped more than 2 percent, to 6.7 infant deaths per 1,000 births, from 6.9. Perhaps the most influential factor in the 2006 success story, however, was the flu. Flu and pneumonia deaths dropped by 13 percent from 2005, reflecting a mild flu season in 2006, Anderson said. That also meant a diminished threat to people with heart disease and other conditions. Taken together, its a primary explanation for the 22,000 fewer deaths in help in privacy. In Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North and South Dakota, statewide hot lines are staffed by mental health professionals trained on agricultural issues faced by the citizens. The professionals then direct callers to resources. 2006 from 2005, experts said. U.S. life expectancy has been steadily rising, usually by about two to three months from year to year. This years jump of fourth months is an unusually rapid improvement, Preston said. Life expectancy was up for both men and women, and whites and blacks. Although the gaps are closing, women continue to live longer, almost to 81, compared to about 75 for men. Among racial categories, white women have the highest life expectancy (81 years), followed by black women (about 77 years), white men (76) and black men (70).

Sowing the Seeds of Hope includes outreach workers who go to homes, assess needs and refer residents to services, coordinator Michael Rosmann said. Historically, the problem with behavioral health in rural areas has been attributed to its few providers, but the culture is one of reluctance to reach out, Rosmann said. They think if they ask for help, its a sign of weakness or their neighbor will nd out. What weve done is try to present behavior health treatment in a way that people are comfortable with accessing help. Alaska, the national leader in suicides, is mostly rural communities. Many parts of Alaska are accessible only by boat or aircraft. Ron Adler, CEO and executive director of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, said the state also has a shortage of professionals, especially to treat children. Adler said the state has used telemedicine for about 20 years. In the last ve years, video conferencing was added for assessments and patient sessions with psychiatrists at eight rural clinic hubs throughout the state. We nd that children and adolescents are adaptable to the technology while adults are initially apprehensive, but are grateful after the services are rendered, Adler said. Without a question this is the next step in providing greater access to treatment to people in rural and frontier communities. Health statisticians said they dont have reliable data to calculate Hispanic life expectancy, but they hope to by next year. Increases in female smoking are a major reason that mens life expectancy is catching up with the womens, Preston said. Improvements in the care of heart disease a major health problem for black Americans helps explain an improving racial gap, he said. About 2.4 million Americans died in 2006, according to the report.

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year. Life expectancy is the period a child born in 2006 is expected to live, assuming mortality trends stay constant. The 2006 increase is due mainly to falling mortality rates for nine of the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, accidents and diabetes. I think the most surprising thing is that we had declines in just about



Tuesday July 15, 2008


Autism treatment could get federal study

By Carla K. Johnson

CHICAGO Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine. The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasnt been in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for certain u shots. But many parents of autistic children are believers, and the head of the National Institute of Mental Health supports testing it on children provided the tests are safe. So many moms have said, Its saved my kids, institute director Dr. Thomas Insel said. For now, the proposed study, not widely known outside the community of autism research and advocacy groups, has been put on hold because of safety concerns, Insel told the Associated Press. The process, called chelation, is used to treat lead poisoning. Studies of adults have shown it to be ineffective unless there are high levels of metals in the blood. Any study in children would have to exclude those with high levels of lead or mercury, which would require treatment and preclude using a placebo. One of the drugs used for chelation, DMSA, can cause side effects including rashes and low white blood cell count. And there is evidence chelation may redistribute metals in the body, perhaps even into the central nervous system. I dont really know why we have to do this in helpless children, said Ellen Silbergeld of Johns Hopkins Universitys Bloomberg School of Public Health, who was invited to comment on the study to a review board of the national institute. Despite lawsuits and at least one childs death, several thousand autistic children are already believed to be using chelation (pronounced kee-LAY-shun), their parents not content to wait for a study.

The controversial process,called chelation,is used to treat lead poisoning.Studies of adults have shown it to be ineffective unless there are high levels of metals in the blood.Any study in children would have to exclude those with high levels of lead or mercury,which would require treatment and preclude using a placebo.
Among those parents is Christina Blakey of suburban Chicago, who uses chelation and a variety of other alternative therapies, including sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, on her 8-year-old son, Charlie. Before he started chelation at age 5, Charlie suffered tantrums. When she took him to school, she had to peel him off her body and walk away. But three weeks after he began chelation, his behavior changed, she said. He lined up with his friends at school. He looked at me and waved and gave me a thumbs-up sign and walked into school, Blakey said. All the moms who had been watching burst into tears. All of us did. There is no way to prove whether chelation made a difference or whether Charlie simply adjusted to the school routine. Autism is a spectrum of disorders that hamper a persons ability to communicate and interact with others. Most doctors believe there is no cure. Conventional treatments are limited to behavioral therapy and a few medications, such as the schizophrenia drug Risperdal, approved to treat irritability. Frustrated parents use more than 300 alternative treatments, most with little or no scientic evidence backing them up, according to the Interactive Autism Network at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. With a lot of mothers, if they hear about a treatment, they feel like they need to try it, said project director Dr. Paul Law. Anything that has a chance of beneting their child, theyre willing to give it a shot. More than 2 percent of the children tracked by the project use chelation. If that gure holds for the general population, it would mean more than 3,000 autistic children are on the treatment at any time in the United States. Chelation drugs can be taken in pill form, by rectal suppository and intravenously. Dr. Susan Swedo, who heads the federal institutes in-house autism research and wants to study chelation, gained notoriety by theorizing that strep throat had caused some cases of obsessive compulsive disorder. The theory was never proved. She proposed recruiting 120 autistic children ages 4 to 10 and giving half DMSA and the other half a dummy pill. The 12-week test would measure before-and-after blood mercury levels and autism symptoms. The study outline says that failing to nd a difference between the two groups would counteract anecdotal reports and widespread belief that chelation works. But the study was put on hold for safety concerns after an animal

study, published last year, linked DMSA to lasting brain problems in rats. It remains under review, Insel told the AP. Insel said he has come to believe after listening to parents that traditional scientic research, building incrementally on animal studies and published papers, wasnt answering questions fast enough. This is an urgent set of questions, Insel said. Lets make innovation the centerpiece of this effort as we study autism, its causes and treatments, and think of what we may be missing. Last year, the National Institutes of Health spent less than 5 percent of its $127 million autism research budget on alternative therapies, Insel said. He said he is hopeful the chelation study will be approved. Others say it would be unethical, even if it proves chelation doesnt work. Federal research agencies must bring reason to science without catering to a public misperception, said Dr. Paul Oft, chief of infectious diseases at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and author of an upcoming book on autism research. Science has been trumped by politics in some ways. Offit is concerned vaccination rates may fall to dangerous levels because some parents believe they cause autism. Dr. Martin Myers, former director of the federal National Vaccine Program Ofce, said he believes giving chelation to autistic children is unethical but says the government can justify the study because so many parents are using chelation without scientic evidence. Its incumbent on the scientic community to evaluate it, he said. Actress Jenny McCarthy, whose bestseller Louder Than Words details her search for treatments for her autistic son, Evan, told thousands of parents at a recent autism conference outside Chicago that she plans to try chelation on him this summer. A lot of people are scared to chelate ... but it has triggered many recoveries, she said. But those claims are only anecdotal, and there are serious risks.


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DATEBOOK FRIDAY, JULY 18 Redwood City PAL blues and art festival pre-show with Madison Blues Band. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Redwood City. For more information go to or call 556-1650. SATURDAY, JULY 19 From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more information call 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit 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 afterfestival 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 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For 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. SUNDAY, JULY 20 Two mile walk around Horseshoe Lake. 9:15 a.m. to noon. Meet a Skyline Ridge. An introduction to the world of dragonies, led by Karen DeMello, Jan HIntermeister and Debbi Brusco. For more information call 691-1200 or visit 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 From the greenhouse to your house. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. Space is limited; reservations are commended. To purchase program tickets or make reservations call 364-8300 ext. 508 or 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 The Tribal Blues Band. 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Ya Ya Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. For more information go to


TUESDAY, JULY 15 Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. 7:30 a.m. Waterfront Restaurant, Petes Harbor, 1 Uccelli Blvd, Redwood City. Breakfast and a speaker. J.C. Brandon of Brandon Capital will speak. For more information call 367-9394. PS performers. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, auditorium. For more information call 3262025. Safe summer fest. 4 p.m. Serramonte Center. Grand Court at Serramonte and Gellert Blvd, Daly City. For more information visit WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 Project Read tutor training. Daly City Serramonte branch library, 40 Wembley Drive, Daly City. Free tutor training for volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading. For more information call Fernando at 829-3871. National Geographic lm festival. Wednesdays through Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call 595-7444. Siefken Krieger and Bill Bauriedel lead a moderately paced three to ve mile hike. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Hickory Oaks trailhead. For more information call 691-1200 or go to The Cranes are Flying. 1 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. $1 for members, $2 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025. Doubt: A parable. 8 p.m. TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middleeld Road, Palo Alto. For more information call 9036000 or visit Peninsula Youth Theatre presenting Charlottes Web. 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 9888798. Who gets the tortoise? 11 a.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, garden room. Guest speaker Rhonda Wetzel, investment planner. For more information call 326-2025. The 55 Alive mature driving course. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Peninsula Voters Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. $10. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 230. Project Read tutor training. Daly City Serramonte Branch Library, 40 Wembley Drive, Daly City. Free Tutor Training for volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading. For more information call 829-3871. SDForum venture finance event: Term-sheet negotiation, dos and donts. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP, 2000 University Ave., East Palo Alto. $20 for SDForum members, $30 for non members. For more information call (408) 414-5950 or visit www.sdforum.orh/VFSIG or e-mail THURSDAY, JULY 17 Peninsula Youth Theatre presents Charlottes Web. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 988-8798. From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more information call 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit

Family sitcoms not so funny

By Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

LOS ANGELES Bill Engvall has not yet seen the overnight ratings for The Bill Engvall Show. Its the morning after the premiere of the sitcoms second season, and hes concerned. Last night it was hard to get excited when youre going up against the NBA finals, says Engvall, one-fourth of the popular Blue Collar Comedy troupe. Not that the entire country watches (the finals), but it does take a huge audience away from you. Basketball, however, is the least of his worries. On television, Engvall has become something of an anomaly: a multicamera family sitcom played before a live audience in which the lead guy is actually married with children. Once the staple of broadcast television, the traditional family sitcom has been relegated of late to niche cable channels like TBS, which airs Engvall and Tyler Perrys House of Payne, and The Disney Channel, which has had phenomenal success with its Miley Cyrus-led comedy, Hannah Montana. Engvall with its current season average of 2.4 million viewers, up 8 percent over last year is considered a ratings success for TBS. But those numbers dont come close to past broadcast network family hits such as Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Home Improvement or The Cosby Show, which at its peak in the late 80s averaged 63 million viewers. The family comedy is like that kid in the corner of the quad whos not the coolest kid, but hes a good solid kid, says Michael Wright, senior vice president of content creation for TNT, TBS and TCM. In this business of what we do, everybody wants to be associated with the thing thats the hippest and coolest and newest and thats not a bad thing, but it doesnt mean that this form is no longer relevant.

The Bill Engvall Show with its current season average of 2.4 million viewers,up 8 percent over last year is considered a ratings success for TBS. But those numbers dont come close to past broadcast network family hits.
In recent years, the proliferation of Internet and video game usage and the overall fragmentation of the American family has undermined the traditional family comedy in a big way, says Brian Lowry, television critic for the entertainment trade paper Daily Variety. Its not as much about lets gather around the hearth and watch together as it is, Im going in my room and watch what I want; you go in your room and watch what you want. Lowry adds: You could also blame, quite frankly, that there have been lot of really bad (family sitcoms) lately. But I dont know if even a good family sitcom could have the kind of success that we were accustomed to when they were dominant. I wont lie to you, its been an uphill battle, says Engvall, commenting on the struggle to bring new audiences to his show, despite less than glowing reviews, including TV.coms appraisal: a complete waste of time. But Engvall is not giving up. At our tapings, I cant tell you the number of people who come up to me personally and go, Thanks for bringing family back to TV, (or) the e-mails I get all the time from people saying, Thanks for doing it the way you do it, he says. So were going to ride this horse ... for better or worse were going to ride it. Though the half-hour family comedy hasnt been put out to pasture entirely, there seems to be this idea that everything needs to be reinvented, that everything needs to have some clever highconcept sort of idea that draws people in, says Ali LeRoi, co-creator and executive producer of The CW family comedy Everybody Hates Chris. People are fairly simple. They like good actors, they like good stories, they like good writing, they like good jokes, LeRoi continues, and I am really under the impression, in terms of the development process, that these people have out-clevered themselves. When you look at what qualifies as family comedy on the broadcast networks these days, its family with an adult edge.

Who was honored by VH1

By Derrik J. Lang

LOS ANGELES The Who was celebrated at a special concert by a few bands outside of their generation. The legendary band was honored at the Saturday taping of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors, which will air Thursday on the cable channel. Celebrity guests such as David Duchovny, Mila Kunis, Rainn Wilson and Adam Sandler introduced The Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Tenacious D and Pearl Jam, who covered songs from such Who albums as Tommy, The Who Sell Out and Quadrophenia. Who guitarist Pete Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltrey closed the special concert at UCLAs Pauley Pavilion with a performance of some of the bands greatest hits. Original drummer Keith Moon died in London in 1978. Original bassist John Entwistle died in Las Vegas in 2002. Moon and Entwistle were remembered in pre-taped retrospectives during the over two-hour show. I have had a life of absolute privilege and wonder, Daltrey told AP Television News on the red carpet before the concert. How could it ever be bittersweet? I miss old friends, but they are with me. When we start playing our music, John (Entwistle) and Keith (Moon) echo with us all the time, so its kind of like they never left. The Office funnyman Wilson, dressed as Elton Johns character Local Lad from Tommy, introduced The


Pete Townshend of The Who performs at the taping of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors:The Who concert in Los Angeles.
Flaming Lips, who performed a medley of songs from The Whos legendary 1969 rock opera. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne began the Tommy set inside of a giant plastic bubble that traveled over the rst few rows of the audience. Its an honor to honor what I consider to be the greatest band of all time, actor and Tenacious D lead singer Jack Black told the crowd before acoustically performing Squeeze Box with musical partner Kyle Gass. Wanna know why they were the greatest? Because they were the rst ones to really rock hard.



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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227765 The following persons are doing business as: Fencing Star, 55 Adam Court., San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owners: Sandy Dalli & Joe Dalli, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/11/08. /s/ Sandy Dalli & Joe Dalli / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/19/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/24/08, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227757 The following person is doing business as: Pearl Embroidery, 212 Littlefield Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ray Yao Rong Chen, 640 Morse St., San Francisco, CA 94112. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Ray Yao Rong Chen / 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, 06/24/08, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227385 The following person is doing business as: Precise Installations, 237 Santa Lucia Avenue, #1, San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Richard Kevin Tromblay, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Richard K. Tromblay / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/28/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/24/08, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227461 The following person is doing business as: Once Upon A Star Productions, 376 Imperial Way, #112, Daly City, CA 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Nicholas R. Totis, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Nicholas Totis / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/02/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228034 The following person is doing business as: Her Closet Space, 326 N. Humboldt St., San Mateo, CA, 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Hernando Latese Lovings, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Hernando Lovings / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/07/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228042 The following person is doing business as: Michael Kenney Constuction Services, 1810 Monterey Dr, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Michael A. Kenney, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Michael A. Kenney / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/07/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228025 The following person is doing business as: 1) A-Team Home Services, 2) ATeam Real Estate, 1810 Monterey Dr, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Allison Tracy Taplin, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Allison Tracy Taplin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/07/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08). NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE CENTRAL SELF STORAGE 1280 ROLLINS ROAD BURLINGAME, CA 94010 (650) 685-0300 In accordance with the provisions of the California Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 21700, et seq. of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California, the undersigned will be sold at public auction on July 21, 2008 at 10:15 am. General household items and or miscellaneous items stored at 1280 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, County of San Mateo by the following persons; Terri Lee Blowers, unit #3223; Larry A. Hoffman, unit #3061; Richard Greenley for B.A.W.D., Inc, unit #2040; Nelson C. Tanedo, unit #3002;Loretta Hoffman, unit #3084;Victoria Wedel, unit #2065. ALL SALES FINAL; CASH ONLY. Property is sold on an AS IS BASIS. Sale is subject to cancellation. Auctioneer: JMA, INC./bond #142295787.

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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 1, 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 DE-154) 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. Petitioner: John P. Floyd, 253 Orchard Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061, (650)366-2934. Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08.

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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

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$3000 Salary/ Commission

We seek men and women looking for a career. Bilingual a plus. No experience, great training, great benefits, family owned, 40 years. Call Mr. Olsen, (650)342-4321.
SALES ASSOCIATE - Customer service oriented company. Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, 401K, etc. Fax resume to (650)361-1933 or apply online at Applications are available at Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc., Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063. SALES REP / MGMT

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 #227464 The following person is doing business as: Justin St. Lawrence Consulting, 120 Peninsula Ave., #8, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Justin St. Lawrence, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Justin St. Lawrence / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/02/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08).

298 Collectibles 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! "RED WING" stoneware 4 gallon with lid, wire handle, old butter churn $65 RWC 650-367-6221 1984 LA OLYMPIC mascot 3ft tall "Sam the Eagle" $90., (650)873-4030 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. BEER SIGN " Sam Adams" electric $60 (650)873-4030 BIDERMAYER CHAIR style #606 black skay. Made in Italy, $65. (650)365-1797 COIN ALBUMS - 2 Dansco Silver Dollar Coin Albums (No Coins included) 18781893, 1894-1935. Never used. $30. (650588-8926 COURAC OF monterrey - Serving trays, collectible, excellent condition, $5. to $15. each, (650)755-9833 ENGLISH SHEFFIELD Carving Set From England, like new, appraised for $125., selling $75. ( 650)367-6221 RWC FRUIT CRATE LABELS - (20) Art Deco Era, excellent condition. Antique Lithograph, $80. all, (650)207-2712. FRUIT TRAY - Large, 19 round, beautiful colored fruit, like Capo Dimonde, $95., (650)594-5945 IRISH DRESDEN - China Ballerinas (4), Call for details, $75., (650)594-5945 LASH LA RUE COWBO - custom framed, black & white, 8x10 autographed photo, $75 obo, (650)343-4329 POKEMAN AUTHENTIC cards collection more than 250. $25/all. (650)637-1008 RARE OAKLAND RAIDERS 3 superbow win, 3 pins in a framed set, $12. SOLD! STAMP COLLECTION - Worldwide or US stamp collection, free albums, $90. (415)225-4770. TELEPHONE STAND - so old some of the finish is crackled, Dark wood finish, shelf under top for phone book, 31" tall, 15" deep, 18" wide, $75. (650)367-6221 WE BUY gold & silver coins, Free appraisals. (415)409-6086.

$15-$20 hour
PT/FT, Flexible hours 100 year old company. Advancement oppty. No fee. Fuller Brush Co. Call 1-800-655-5435 SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227623 The following person is doing business as: H & E Trading Company, 2726 Flores Street, San Mateo, CA, 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Ernie Lee, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Ernie Lee / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08).

294 Baby Stuff

BABY CRIB - excellent condition, light wood, with mattress $80. (650)283-4521 BABY CRIB Traditional white $25, can deliver, SOLD! 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

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

180 Businesses For Sale

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227957 The following person is doing business as: (1)Trackside Services, (2)My Pit Crew, 552 Nevada Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Eric Frech, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Eric D. Frech / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/01/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08).

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE# 206111 The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name, Ladera Chevron, located at 104 La Mesa Dr., Portola Valley, CA 94028. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in County on 03/14/05. The business was conducted by Moslehi Inc., 6708 Leatherwood Ct., San Jose, CA 95120. /s/ Asadollah Moslehi / This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Mateo County on 06/30/08. Published in San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/01/08, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF PATRICIA M. FLOYD Case Number 117831 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PATRICIA M. FLOYD aka PATRICIA FLOYD. A Petition for Probate has been filed by John P. Floyd in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests that John P. Floyd 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

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.

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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228006 The following person is doing business as: Landmark Properties, P. O. Box 6125, San Mateo, CA, 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Janet C. N. Yao, 3505 Winway, San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/02/08. /s/ Janet C. N. Yao / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/02/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/08/08, 07/15/08, 07/22/08, 07/29/08).

296 Appliances
2 LIGHT fixtures ceiling mounted. $9 each. Plus two globe covers for light fixtures. $9 each. (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.


Tuesday July 15, 2008

298 Collectibles 302 Antiques
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.


303 Electronics
TV - 27 with remote controller, Sale: $50_very good condition. (650)278-2702

304 Furniture
EASY CHAIR & OTTOMAN - 2 piece set. Comfortable, new condition, chocolate colored, plush upholstry. $49/all, (650)997-0750 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 35.75wide, 18 deep, 77.5 high, with 2 glass doors on top, Side Cabinet, matching Entertainment Center, 17.5 wide, white, $100. both, (650)341-5347, SM. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - oak with glass doors, 57 inches wide, 48 inches high. Good condition. $75 (650)591-2393 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - White oak wash, holds 27 TV with storage, $65., (650)619-2076. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, great cond., glass doors, $100/obo. Call (650)430-8414 ENTERTAINMENT STAND, 33h x 34w x 22d, New $599 Selling $99. Call 650347-0434 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. 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 SOFA 7FT, GOOD CONDITION, $99. (650)595-4738 RWC.

304 Furniture
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 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 77 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.

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

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

304 Furniture
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. 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 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. 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 FOLDING TABLE: 2 for $12 each. (650)278-2702

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

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

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.

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!

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 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.

305 Free Stuff

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

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

302 Antiques
1950S G.E. waffle iron, toaster and electric percolator, all chrome collectables, $50 ea. call (650)755-9833.

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

NOTICE IS hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) in the office of the Secretary for the Authority, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, California, 94070, at any time prior to 2:00:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and services for the construction of improvements designated as: Shoreway Environmental Center Phase 1 Scale/Scale House and Site Improvements Project Bids will be publicly opened, examined and declared on said day and hour, and will be referred to the Commission of the Authority for subsequent action. A prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA. All of said work is to be done at the places and in the particular locations, of the form, sizes and dimensions and of the materials, and to the lines and grades and at the elevations as shown on the Plans and Specifications made therefore and approved by the Authority. Under California Laws and Regulations SBWMA shall inform all prime contractors of public works, to the extent feasible of relevant public work requirements. Therefore SBWMA hereby advises all bidders that the successful bidder shall: 1. 2. 3. Employ the appropriate number of apprentices on the job site as set forth in California Labor Code 1777.5; Provide workers compensation coverage, as set forth in California Labor Code Sections 1860 and 1861; Keep and maintain the records of work performed on the public works project, as set forth in California Labor Code Section 1812;

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

4. Keep and maintain the records required under California Labor Code Section 1776 which shall be subject to inspection pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1776 and California Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 8, Subchapter 3, Article 6, Section 16400 (e); and 5. Be subject to other requirements imposed by law.

Bidders are hereby notified that, pursuant to the provisions of California Labor Code, Sections 1770 et seq., SBWMA has obtained from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and a general prevailing rate for holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, and overtime work in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft, classification, or type of worker required to execute the contract. A copy of said prevailing rate of the per diem wage is on file at the offices of the Authority, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, CA 94070. Said prevailing rate of per diem wages will be made available to any interested party upon request, and a copy thereof shall be posted at the job site. (Ref: SBWMA will not recognize any claim for additional compensation because of the payment by the Contractor of any wage rate in excess of the prevailing wage rates on file as aforesaid. The possibility of a wage increase is one of the elements to be considered by the Contractor in determining his/her or its bid and will not, under any circumstances, be considered as the basis of a claim against SBWMA. Bidders are hereby notified that if the Contract will be entered into or financed by or with the assistance of agencies of the United States, SBWMA must comply with Federal prevailing wage requirements. A copy of the current prevailing rates under Federal law are included in the "Supplementary General Conditions" for this Project if so required by Federal law. The successful Bidder and its subcontractors shall employ workers which consistently display and demonstrate proper moral, ethical and professional conduct to all fellow workers, employees and representatives of the Authority and other involved parties. Pursuant to the provisions of California Labor Code Section 6707, each Bid submitted in response to this Notice to Contractors shall contain, as a bid item, adequate sheeting, shoring, and bracing, or equivalent method, for the protection of life and limb in trenches and open excavation, which shall confirm to applicable safety orders. By listing this sum, the Bidder warrants that its action does not convey tort liability to the Authority, the Design Consultant, the Construction Manager, and their employees, agents, and subcontractors. Copies of the Contract Documents are now on file and available for public inspection in the SBWMA Secretary's Office, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, CA. The Contract Documents may be purchased on line at for a non-refundable charge. For document purchase go to, and click on PLANWELL ENTERPRISE. Under the column labeled Public Planroom select the Shoreway Environmental Center Phase 1, Scale/ Scalehouse and Site Improvements Project. For technical assistance, call 415-512-6550. Document prices are as follow: Full size plans 1/2 size plans Specifications $75.00 $45.00 $40.00

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.

Each Bid must conform and be responsive to the invitation, the Plans and Specifications, and all documents comprising the Contract Documents. Each Bid shall be presented under sealed cover and shall be accompanied by a certified check, made payable to SBWMA, in an amount not less than ten (10) percent of the Bid. The said check or Proposal Guaranty Bond shall be given as a guarantee that the Bidder will execute the Contract in conformity with the form of agreement contained within the Contract Documents, and will furnish bonds and insurance policies as specified within twenty (20) days after notification of the award of the Contract to the successful Bidder. Addenda issued shall become a part of the Contract Documents and be included in the Bid. Bidders shall develop and submit bids at their own expense. The Authority will not reimburse any costs associated with the development and submittal of any and all Bids. The Authority reserves the sole right to reject any and all Bids and to waive any informality in a Bid. No Bidder may withdraw its Bid for a period of (seventy (70) days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the successful Contractor's option, securities may be substituted for the required retention, in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the State of California Public Contract Code. In accordance with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the Authority has determined that the Contractor shall possess as a minimum a valid Class Type A License. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15, a Bid submitted to the Authority by a Contractor who is not licensed in accordance with Chapter 9 of the California Business and Professions Code shall be considered non-responsive and shall be rejected by the Authority. The Authority requires Contractors performing work on its projects to provide a safe worksite and to comply with all Federal, State and Local Safety and Health regulations. Further, the Bidders must certify compliance with mandatory safety programs. Published in San Mateo Daily Journal July 15, 2008 through July 21,2008.


310 Misc. For Sale
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 SHOES - and more shoes! Womans, sizes 6-9, $2-$5., (650)679-9359 STEVIES SHERREI PINK BOOTS primrose color with cute tie-ups in back with the fuzz balls, 12 high in about a size 1 and zippers up the side (inside) in excellent condition, $15, MtnView. (650)968-6264 SUN GLASSES -Dolce Gabana $100., (650)368-3037. SUNBEAM FINGER BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - $15., STILL IN BOX, (650)679-9359 VACUUM CLEANER - Upright Phantom Fury, 120 amps, vacuum cleaner, great condition, $25., (650)679-9359 VELVETINE THROW PILLOWS - Three 16 inch square never used 1 burgundy 2 white, $20/all cash only, (650)343-4282. VINYL MINI blinds, white, never used. 35w X 64l. $10. (650)345-2350 VINYL SHOWER curtain - White, in package new, $10. for both, (650)6799359. WHELEN/CODE 3 warning lights 5 items $100/all, (650)991-7278 YARDAGE, SEWING notions, items, $1. each, (650)593-3565 craft

Tuesday July 15, 2008

316 Clothes
ALLEN EDMOND - 5th Ave shoes, size 9B, brown, new $75, (415)203-0464. BLACK LACKARD arm chair with rollers beige seat $40. 650-592-2648 GIRL SCOUTS - size M, brown skorts (Children's Place), Item # 01062 in catalog. Have 4 selling at $7 ea. (retails for $22 ea) Mtn View. (650)968-6264. GIRL SKIRT with matching hat. Size 6. Bright bold colors. Cute and worn only once. $10. Mtn View. (650)968-6264. LADIES L.L.BEAN Barn Coat, Size M, New, Tan Color, $35. (650)342-3724 LADIES LEATHER Boots, Thigh high/folds down, reddish brown, exc condition. 3 1/2 inc heel, size 7 1/2-8 $60 obo 650-592-2648 LADIES WESTERN Style Silver Heart Shape Belt Buckle with tip & belt hook in silver. over 30 years old, $100., (650)367-6221, RWC. LOVELY High Quality Sun Dresses. Like new. Size 6-8 (2) for $25/obo. Call 650854-5969 NORTH FACE hooded fleece (winter/backpacking), med. size, dk green zippered jacket $20. Email: SNEAKERS - 2 pairs, Nike Air & Reebok, size 9, each $8 or both for $15. (650)375-0909. SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 TAPESTRY LADIES jackets (8) $5 ea. size M, new condition. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 TOPS NICE blouses & Etc. Size 10-12. 2 huge bags. Good Condition, In San Mateo. $30/all. 650-522-9295


379 Open Houses

500 Storage

620 Automobiles
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,

625 Classic Cars

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


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630 Trucks & SUVs

CHEVROLET 99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET99 Suburban Excellent Condition, 99,000 miles asking $7,500. (650)570-7612. CHEVY 99 Silverado 1500 extra cab, leather, clean, $11,500/obo. Call (650)345-4405. DODGE 95 DAKOTA Club Cab, SLT, V-8, 4x4, manual trans, 99K miles, $2,595/ono./obo. (650)345-2869. FORD '01 SVT lightning, fully loaded, 60k mi., blk, 10sec quarter mile + many extras. $19,000 OBO, (530)472-1574. FORD 00 Expedition Eddie Bauer 105k miles. $11,295. (408)314-1605. FORD 94 Explorer XLT, automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, white with grey leather interior, 175K mi., $3K obo. SOLD! HONDA 05 Pilot EX-L - Sport Utility 4 Wheel Drive. Excellent condition, 21K mi., black exterior with tan leather interior. Includes navigation. Moon roof, 6disc CD changer, interior wood trim package, all season floor mats & cargo tray, $26,400, Call Kevin (509)528-2043. HYUNDAI 07 ACCENT, auto with OD, beige, $13,995. #8474P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 JEEP 91 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

620 Automobiles 380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES

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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 AUDI 01 A4 1.8T - Automatic transmission, leather interior, power windows & lcoks, sunroof, AM/FM cassette/CD. Runs great, maintenance & service records available. 94K mi., $6,500 obo., (650)455-1362. AUDI 03 RS6, auto, ebony pearly effect, silver/black, 8 cyl, $47,888. #8393T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000. 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. 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 98 Mustang GT Convertible, 5 speed, 45K mi., Perfect condition, $8,900., (650)363-8132 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

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-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 PONTIAC 95 SUNBIRD - Excellent top paint, new brakes & tires, ignition system, 94K mi., $3500, (650)697-3813. PORSCHE 00 Boxster, Sport Touring Package. Many Extras, Must See. Ocean blue. $21,000. One Owner/Garaged. Call (510)233-4182. PORSCHE 03 911 Carerra. $48,999, #8278P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SAAB 91 900 TURBO, 2 door, automatic, fully loaded, $1,595/obo. (650)345-2869. SCION 05 XB, 5 speed, blue/black, $13,995. #8380T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION 06 TC, 5 speed, burgundy, $16,988. #8471T Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SUBARU 06 FORESTER, gray, gray, 4 cyl, $15,888. #8495T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 01 Camry, auto, gray, $10,535. #8438P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 03 Corolla LE , automatic, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power steering, CD, with 98K miles. $8,600. (510)385-6037. TOYOTA 06 Corolla auto, gray, gray, $15,998. #8443P Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Matrix, light blue, $15,998. #8506T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Prius, white/gray, $22,888, #8416P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 07 Solara black, 6 cyl, $21,888. #8444P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA 07 Yaris, white, $14,995. #8504P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA 89 CAMRY, 4 door, automatic, $1,895/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA 99 Avalon auto, blue/gray. $10,999. #8453T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 VOLVO 04 S60, 2.5T, fully loaded. AWD, 40K miles, with warranty, very clean! $17,500. (650)341-1067. VOLVO 93 850 GLT, 4 door, fully loaded, $1,995/obo. (650)345-2869. 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.


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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.

440 Apartments

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. 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.

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.

322 Garage Sales


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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

635 Vans
DODGE 03 Ram 2500, 114K miles, 10K miles on new engine, $8500 obo, (415)336-2727. DODGE 87 Van, 3/4 ton, 108K, XM/CD conversion, runs great! $2,250 (408)866-2070 FORD 88 ECONOLINE V-8, auto, $795/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA 05 Sienna XLE minivan gray, $26,588. #8460P. Toyota 101. (650)365-5000

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. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, $995/mo. $600 deposit. Includes credit check. Close to downtown, shopping & transportation. Jane, (650)361-1200. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177.

HYUNDAI 05 ELANTRA, Fully loaded, excellent condition, 41K miles, $8,000, (650)222-9999 INFINITI 04 G35, 70,700 mi., beautiful silver, great condition, 2 dr., all automatic with tiptronics includes A/C all powered, moon roof, cd/cassette. $18,000. Call (650)208-8074. LEXUS 02 IS 300 Sportcross, auto, red, black, 6 cyl, $19,888. #8479T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 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

315 Wanted to Buy

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335 Garden Equipment

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Expanding the double-deck parking near the library on Donnelly Avenue was one of the parking suggestions put forward by the CAC. Future structures could also be foreseen at lots C, J, F or G which are located on Donnelly; Primrose Road and City Hall Lane; Park Road and Howard Avenue; and Grocott cited previous council actions like approving raises and contract increases as reasons the city should look at itself before asking voters to make up the difference. There should be a high threshold to take something from us that is rightfully ours, Grocott said, referencing the two-thirds approval requirement outside a scal emergency declaration. Vice Mayor Bob Grassilli disagreed, arguing that ve councilmembers should not stand in the way of voters right to vote. Councilman Omar Ahmad similarly found it offensive that the initiative may be held up by one person. A big predictor of the tax initiatives success at the ballot box is a survey in which residents showed strong support of current city services, said Dr. Timothy McLarney of True North Research who conducted the survey. The estimated $3 million per year generated by a sales tax would let the city avoid a projected $1.3 million in cuts in 2009-2010 and $1.45 million in cuts the following scal year. The funds would also enable the city to 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 Primrose Road and Howard Avenue respectively. Adding parking structures above and below ground were discussed. Underground options could allow for additional open space above, said Gardiner. Residents shared concerns about planning parking without working with the group currently analyzing a new Safeway. When putting these plans together, maintaining a basic design concept throughout the downtown was important. That being said, the CAC also wanted enough variations to allow subtle distinctions between the streets. Maintaining the existing wide sidewalks on Howard and Chapin avenues is suggested, however bulb-outs and additional landscaping could be part of the future vision. To maintain historic resources, the CAC suggested staff review all facade changes in the downtown. The Planning Commission would review larger projects. Commissioner Richard Terrones wanted to make sure details like tree species and placement were later discussed and planned. Outlining that greenery will come in handy when creating open space which was also outlined in the plan. A town square, for example, could be created in the parking lot on Lorton Avenue currently behind the post office and designed as signature open space restore $1 million each year to the general capital projects fund. The city could raise the same amount of money through a 5 percent utility users tax levied on telecom, electricity, gas and cable TV services but the community survey showed much less support than for the sales tax proposal. The survey showed that 66 percent supported a sales tax measure with a 10year sunset compared to 54 percent for the utility users tax. A sales tax provides the most revenue with the last pain, said Larry Tramutola of Tramutola LLC which was also involved in the survey. A 10-year lifespan is also long enough to get the city through its nancial crisis, he said. Revenue measures for general purposes, like the one proposed, can be passed with a majority vote only if held during an election in which councilmembers are up for re-election. Otherwise, a two-thirds majority is needed for approval. The city would have to wait until November 2009 for a majority vote election unless the Lincoln Circle in Millbrae. Witnesses reported hearing 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.

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On each topic, a preferred plan was presented with some alternatives. Housing was suggested to be throughout downtown and on upper levels in commercial areas with permits. Ground-floor retail is preferred in all commercial neighborhoods. The southern portion of downtown mainly Chapin Avenue would be allowed to house taller buildings. Where to allow housing was the main question throughout, only outside commercial areas, or throughout but limited within the commercial area. Commissioner Sandra Yie was in favor of the downtown housing but wanted to ensure it was affordable and parking would be available for the additional people within the area. Residents seemed to be in favor of housing but concerned about building heights. Building heights were suggested to have a 35-foot base limit throughout downtown. A permit would be required for buildings up to 55 feet tall on Burlingame and Howard avenues. Buildings on Chapin could grow to be as high as 75 feet. In Auto Row, the cur-

that includes a creek or water feature, according to the CAC suggestions. Other ideas included adding more greenery and creating a circle where streets intersect between City Hall and the library. More greenery at California Drive and Lorton Avenue, and Highland Avenue were also suggested but would require closing off small portions of existing streets. Highland Avenue, for example, would be closed creating a landscaped area at the corner of California Drive and Hoard Avenue with the Depot Cafe at the corner of the green space, explained Gardiner. Two local bicyclists who pointed out the dangerous natures of those areas welcomed the closures. From here, the plan will go to the City Council for a study session. Once both the council and commission have made comments, the work will go back to the CAC for review and refinement. Study sessions will be planned through the year, with hopes of passing a downtown plan in late 2008 or early 2009.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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The remaining councilmembers did ask staff to get the legwork done, however, and a vote is expected at the next meeting July 28. I look at this as a tremendous opportunity to educate our voters, said Councilman Randy Royce. Lets use this as an educational tool. The proposal, Royce said, is a chance to see if residents are willing to spend a specic amount of money to keep aoat the city services they have indicated are important. Even so, the extra money will only supplement, not supplant, existing capital. Councilman Matt Grocott made no secret he would not support a scal emergency declaration, throwing into question whether the city can act sooner rather than later. Quite frankly, Im not convinced a sales tax is the way to go despite the polling, Grocott said.

council rst unanimously passes a resolution nding it to have a scal emergency. If the city and voters agree to the sales tax they will be in the company of 65 cities statewide. The measure may also have company on the ballot; the San Carlos Elementary School District Board of Trustees is contemplating a $75 per year parcel tax. School ofcials have theorized that if both entities put a measure on the ballot, education will win out but the survey showed equal support of both. Also at Monday nights meeting, the City Council unanimously agreed to lease the Kiwanis Building in Burton Park.. During a marathon budget study session earlier this year, the council agreed to close the building to save $55,600. Leasing the facility could bring in another $61,000 to $94,000 annually depending upon the nal terms. The council agreed to seek proposals with an approval estimated for mid-October.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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Missel said. As rst reported in the Daily Journal Friday, Burlingame police were called to investigate a

Anyone with information about this case or Najdawis whereabouts should call Millbrae police inspectors Lou Landini or John Hennessey at 259-2300.
Dana Yates can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.


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