Thursday • February 28, 2008 • Vol VIII, Edition 167

Killer to die in prison
Jury reaches guilty verdict,gives life sentence without parole for 2002 Millbrae murder
By Michelle Durand

Former San Mateo star athlete and accused killer Kenneth Earl Watson claimed he was never convicted of something he didn’t do, according to a letter presented to jurors weighing whether he ended a 2002 crime spree with the fatal shooting of 25-year-old acquain-

Kenneth Watson

tance Damon Whitney. By that theory, Watson killed Whitney — on We d n e s d a y, after two days of deliberations, the jury convicted him of firstdegree murder

plus the special allegations of shooting from a moving vehicle and discharging a firearm causing death. The verdict means Watson, 37, will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. He also receives an additional 25 years to life for the use of a gun. Watson is no stranger to incarceration; he was recently paroled when prosecutors say he embarked on

weeks of crimes in summer 2002 ending in Whitney’s death and in 2005 he moved straight from a fouryear term for one of those offenses to the county jail after prosecutors charged him with murder. Aside from formal sentencing — which will be scheduled at a March court appearance — yesterday’s verdict essentially closes the chapter on the man who in 2002 was con-

sidered the most wanted man in San Mateo County. Watson spent the better part of two days on the stand, denying any involvement in Whitney’s death, and implying he may have been set up by prosecution witnesses with whom he stayed and used methamphetamine that summer. Defense attorney Jeff Boyarsky, too, told

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Students immersed in city’s doings Photographic
Youth in Government Day gets young people involved, thinking
By Heather Murtagh

If passed, a one-eighth cent sales tax earmarked for county parks would mean an additional $650,000 annually for 20 years. Eighteen-year-old Depkia Narewatt, a South San Francisco High School senior, has one week to figure out what the city could do with such funds if voters approve it in June. Narewatt is not a new consultant for the city. She is, however, one of 20 South San Francisco seniors getting a first-hand look at local politics during the 28th annual Youth in Government Day. The event is a collaborative effort between the city and the South San Francisco Unified School District to allow high school students to role play the positions of elected officials and key staff members. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about government and get engaged,” said government teacher Ashley Gray. This year, students participating came from South San Francisco, El Camino and Baden high schools. Students are chosen from an essay. They are not given extra credit to participate. “It’s purely an educational opportunity,” he said. Students are then paired with councilmembers and department heads for a day of one-on-one shadowing. On Wednesday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the students will hold a council meeting allowing staff reports to be heard. This is when Narewatt, who is learning Sharon Ranals’ job, recreation and community services direc-

enforcement not yet legal
Signs to catch speeders may not have legislative support
By Dana Yates


Depkia Narewatt, left, and Sharon Ranals are working together to figure out what See STUDENTS, Page 18 South San Francisco would do with money that might come from a new tax.

Money might be flowing, but Burlingame bills growing
By Heather Murtagh

As more money rolls into Burlingame’s budget than expected, so do the bills. The city now anticipates ending the year with $47.14 million instead of the $45.76 in the adopted budget. Likewise, the bills went up from $42.62 million to $43.12. “Revenue growth is good but our expendi-

Jesus Nava

ture growth is even better,” said Finance Director Jesus Nava. At a budget study session last night, the City Council directed staff to be extra conservative in the upcoming year. Overall, the city seems to be telling a familiar story:

It still does not have the $4 million minimum needed annually to fund capital improvements. That will remain at $2.5 million. Sales tax is falling a bit short of the 5 percent goal this year causing a drop in next years anticipated growth to 2 percent. And employee costs are rising steadily. As a result, the year ahead will come with little frills.

A San Mateo plan to track residential speeders with cameras and issue tickets may be working for other countries and cities across the United States but here in California, the idea is speeding toward a brick wall. Unless a state legislator introduces a bill that would make it legal to implement that technology. Local state representatives aren’t too enthusiastic about putting their name to a bill that could associate them with invasion of privacy. “It’ll be kind of interesting to see if it can be made legal to use in residential Mike Callagy streets only,” said San Mateo Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy. San Mateo began researching ways to combat speeders after two separate neighborhoods began complaining of high speeds on Third Avenue and Hillsdale Boulevard. The main thoroughfares are seeing a spike in people who barrel past homes on their way to El Camino Real or freeways. The Police Department has nine motorcycles, yet only four are used by current traffic officers. For the first time in at least a year, the department is fully staffed for traffic officers. Injuries dropped traffic officers to two for the city with a population of 94,000. The newest traffic officer graduated motorcycle school approximately two months ago,

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Thursday • February 28, 2008

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“It punishes the oil and gas industry.This is wrongheaded. It will result in higher prices at the gasoline pump.It’s spiteful and wrong.”
— Rep.Jim McCrery,R-La. “House OKs new taxes on big oil companies,”see page 10

Green homes
Simple ways to save energy See page 20

Local Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Patchy morning fog. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog developing. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Friday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain.

Review vs.preview
Maxim magazine apologizes See page 22

Alain Robert,also known as the French Spiderman after scaling some of the world’s tallest structures, successfully scaled Sao Paulo’s landmark building in Brazil on his second attempt in a week, after being arrested by police on Sunday while he began to climb.

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Thought for the Day
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” — Voltaire, French author-philosopher (1694-1778)

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James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes. In 1827, the first U.S. railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., was incorporated by the state of Maryland. In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others. In 1951, the Senate committee headed by Estes Kefauver, DTenn., issued an interim report saying at least two major crime syndicates were operating in the U.S. In 1972, President Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China. In 1975, more than 40 people were killed in London’s Underground when a subway train smashed into the end of a tunnel. In 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in central Stockholm. In 1993, a gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began. In 1997, in North Hollywood, Calif., two heavily armed masked robbers bungled a bank heist and came out firing, unleashing their arsenal on police, bystanders, cars and TV choppers before they were killed.



Auto racer Mario Andretti is 68.

Actor John Turturro is 51.

Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 47.

Actor Charles Durning is 85. Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin, is 82. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 77. Actor Don Francks is 76. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 69. Singer Joe South is 68. Actor Frank Bonner is 66. Actress Kelly Bishop is 64. Football player Bubba Smith is 63. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 61. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 60. Actress Bernadette Peters is 60. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 53. Basketball player Adrian Dantley is 52. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 51. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 39. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 39. Actress Maxine Bahns is 37. Country singer Jason Aldean is 31. Actor Bobb’e J. Thompson is 12.

People in the news
William F. Buckley Jr., erudite author dies at 82
NEW YORK — William F. Buckley Jr. died at work, in his study. The Cold War had ended long before. A Republican was in the White House. The word “liberal” had been shunned like an ill-mannered guest. At the end of his 82 years, much of it spent stoking and riding a right-wing wave as an erudite commentator and conservative herald, all of Buckley’s dreams seemingly had come true. “He founded a magazine, wrote over 50 books, influenced the course of political history, had a son, had two grandchildren and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean three times,” said his son, novelist Christopher Buckley. “He really didn’t leave any stone unturned.” Buckley was found dead in his study Wednesday morning in Stamford, Conn. His son noted Buckley had died “with his boots on, after a lifetime of riding pretty tall in the saddle.” His assistant said Buckley was found by his cook. The cause of death was unknown, but he had been ill with emphysema, she said. As an editor, columnist, novelist, debater and host of the TV talk show “Firing Line,” Buckley worked at a daunting pace, taking as little as 20 minutes to write a column for his magazine, National Review. Yet on the platform, he was all handsome, reptilian languor, flexing his imposing vocabulary ever so slowly, accenting each point with an arched brow or rolling tongue and savoring an distaste for at least some of Bush’s policies. In a 2006 interview with CBS, he called the Iraq war a failure. “If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we’ve experienced, it would be expected that he would retire or resign,” Buckley said at the time. Luck was in the very bones of Buckley, blessed with a leading man’s looks, an orator’s voice, a satirist’s wit and an Ivy League scholar’s vocabulary. But before he emerged in the 1950s, few imagined conservatives would rise so high, or so enjoy the heights. For at least a generation, conservatism had meant the pale austerity of Herbert Hoover, the grim isolationism of Sen. Robert Taft, the snarls and innuendoes of Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Democrats were the party of big spenders and “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Republicans settled for respectable cloth coats. Unlike so many of his peers and predecessors on the right, Buckley wasn’t a self-made man prescribing thrift, but a multimillionaire’s son who enjoyed wine, sailing and banter and assumed his wishes would be granted. Even historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who labeled Buckley “the scourge of American liberalism,” came to appreciate his “wit, his passion for the harpsichord, his human decency, even ... his compulsion to epater the liberals.” Buckley once teased Schlesinger after the historian praised the rise of computers for helping him work more quickly. “Suddenly I was face to face with the flip side of Paradise,” Buckley wrote.

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William F.Buckley ,a revered figure and intellectual force in the American conservative movement for decades, died on Wednesday at age 82, said the magazine he founded, the National Review.
opponent’s discomfort with wide-eyed glee. “There’s no ‘weltschmerz,’ or any sadness that permeates my vision,” he told the Associated Press during a 2004 interview at his Park Avenue duplex. “There isn’t anything I reasonably hoped for that wasn’t achieved.” President Bush called Buckley a great political thinker, wit, author and leader. “He influenced a lot of people, including me,” the president said. “He captured the imagination of a lot of people.” But Buckley was also willing to criticize his own and made no secret of his

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Thursday • February 28, 2008


Police reports
He got served
A man had his vehicle egged overnight by a rival dance team and received several annoying phone calls at his residence on the 400 block of Euclid Avenue in San Bruno before 7:31 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Trial delayed for pair in fatal shooting
Two men accused of killing three people in a 2006 shootout at the Headquarters Bar in Redwood City pushed out their murder trial until late April to give the defense more time to finish forensic testing. By the time Rolando Fernandez, 27, and Domingo Naranjo, 19, stand trial for the April 15, 2006 melee, just more than two years will have passed since the gun battle at 895 Second Ave. which killed an 18-year-old celebrating his birthday and two others as well as leaving three more injured. The prosecution strongly objected to moving the pair’s March 3 jury trial but the date was postponed until April 28. The men have pleaded not guilty to all charges which could bring life in prison without parole. In November 2006, District Attorney Jim Fox opted against the death penalty because of the defendants’ age, lack of criminal background and chaotic circumstances of the shooting. The case has moved slowly, despite being jump-started by a criminal grand jury indictment that switched up just what charges each defendant faced. When first arrested, only Fernandez faced a capital trial because he was charged with multiple murders. Naranjo, who was shot in the neck by Fernandez, was originally only charged with one count of murder while Fernandez was charged with three counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and the special circumstances. After the indictment, Naranjo was charged for the murders of Jesus Hernandez, 28, Humberto Calderon Jr., 18, and Ignacio Villalobos-Mendez, 38, assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting Camillo Serrano and the special allegation of personally using a firearm in the deaths of the last two. Fernandez is charged with the murders of Hernandez and Calderon and the personal use of a firearm. The prosecution claimed Naranjo is responsible for two more murders because he reportedly began the melee in which the three died. The grand jury did not indict Fernandez for shooting Naranjo because it allegedly appeared to be self defense. Motive in the shooting remains hazy but the prosecution contends it started after two men had an argument and one called his friends for backup. Both defendants fled the scene and police stopped a blood-spattered Fernandez for questioning. After being released, Fernandez allegedly crashed his car twice and was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Police connected him to the shooting during his booking process on the driving charge. Fernandez’s charges of DUI and attempting to run over a police officer also remain a separate case. Both Naranjo and Fernandez remain in custody on no-bail status.

Disturbance. A man told a motorist that he couldn’t park his car where he wanted to on the 1300 block of Bayshore Highway and was reportedly punched in the face before 2:39 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Suspicious circumstances. Two men were in a van on the 1200 block of Drake Avenue for over an hour and they were reported to be ducking whenever someone passed before 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Disturbance. A man reported that another man in a black truck tried to run him over and he followed him to his home on the 1000 block of Vancouver Avenue before 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Harassment. A woman reported to receiving 15 harassing phone calls, with threats, from her exboyfriend at her residence on the 600 block of 3rd Avenue before 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Verbal threats. A man threatened an employee because he was upset about having his ID checked on the 1200 block of El Camino Real before 6:07 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Vandalism. A woman reported an expletive painted on her red fence on the 900 block of Mason Avenue before 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Vandalism. A man had his fence cut and his residence on Glenview Drive was entered, but he was unsure if anything was taken before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

State bill aims to protect journalism advisors

Journalism advisors could not be disciplined or replaced because of the content appearing in student newspapers under a state bill proposed by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo. Yee will introduce the bill Friday at the National College Newspaper Convention flanked by media and education officials. The bill follows 2006 legislation by thenAssemblyman Yee prohibiting censorship of college press by administrators and protecting

students from discipline for speech or content deemed questionable. AB 2581 made California the first state in the nation to specifically prohibit that type of censorship and earned Yee scores of 100 percent on legislative report cards issued by the Leland Yee University of California Student Association and the California State Student Association.

Yee now wants to extend the same type of protection to those teaching journalism and advising newspapers. There are documented cases of dismissals and reassignments because of student speech, specifically in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Claremont, Fremont, Novato, Oxnard, Rialto and Garden Grove, according to Yee’s office. The bill’s introduction will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29 at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, Lower Lobby, Monterey Carmel Room, San Francisco.


Thursday • February 28, 2008



District discusses updating facility fees
By Heather Murtagh

New facility use fees and costs for renting transportation will be discussed by the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees in an attempt to break even for services used by others in the community. The district’s Budget Advisory Committee began studying the real cost of things like using a field or powering a classroom for two hours. Results of its work will be presented to the Board of Trustees tonight in hopes of setting fees that allow the

district to cover costs. Additionally, the board will revisit fees for renting vehicles to other districts to cover rising gas prices. The annual cost for running the lights around the Burlingame High School field is approximately $16,000, said Liz McManus, chief business official. “That comes right out of our educational program. It is critical that the facility stay open and accessible for the community, but we can’t take the money out of a student’s education to fund someone else’s program,” she said. District high schools are in four

cities — San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame and San Mateo. The district has use agreements with each city, one dates back to 1955. This will be the first step Stephen to renegotiating Rogers those contracts to be uniform, said Superintendent David Miller. The board will discuss the potential changes tonight. A vote is planned for March 13 resulting in the basis for which the district

will use to renegotiate the use contracts. Currently, the district is losing money when other organizations use its facilities, said McManus. The report will update these numbers to include the lighting, maintenance and custodial costs. For transportation, the new numbers will take rising gas prices into consideration, she said. Ultimately, Trustee Stephen Rogers hopes to recover the district’s costs while taking into consideration the various constituents using the facilities. Basically, he would be interested in a sliding

scale for fees that covers costs but also maybe goes toward a fund for repairs and replacement when the time comes. At the same meeting, the board will hear an update on the districtwide athletic fields project. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the San Mateo Adult Resource and Technology Center, 789 E. Poplar Ave., San Mateo.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

New weight room in the works for El Camino Gov. wants interventions

A new weight room and three classrooms for $1.49 million could be added to the El Camino High School campus if plans are approved by the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees tonight. Portable classrooms currently being used as a weight room and classrooms on the campus were tagged in 2006 as a top priority for

replacement due to safety concerns. Plans before the board include replacing the current buildings with one modular building. The move would increase the square footage from 4,800 square feet to 5,080 square feet. Construction would take place during the summer beginning in June and finishing in August. The estimated $1.498 million cost — $1,168,400 in site preparation, architect fees, inspection fees and

$330,200 for construction costs — would be covered using developer fees and money from bond refinancing. In 2006, the district refinanced a series of bonds originally approved by voters in 1997. The board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the district office, 398 B St., South San Francisco.

for failing school districts
By Juliet Williams

Anthony Christopher Holsher
Anthony Christopher Holsher, of South San Francisco, died Feb. 23, 2008 at the age of 26. His big heart, personality, friendly ways, compassion and sense of humor allowed everyone who came in contact with him to instantly love him, according to his family. He is survived by parents Carl and Nancy Holsher, brother James Holsher, grandmother Josephine Holsher, grandfather Henry Vestner, uncles Mark and Gary Holsher, aunt Ruth Von haesler, six cousins, his nephew Damian Holsher, Debbie

Elizabeth Garcia his high school sweetheart of 10 years and her brothers Rich, Armando and Chris Garcia whom he loved as brothers. Anthony loved his movies, music and his dogs. He was a 26-year resident of San Mateo County. His family says he will always be in their hearts and will always miss him very much. Services are 11 a.m. March 2 at the Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in Millbrae.

The SEIU California State Council endorsed Rich Holober, president of the San Mateo County Community College District, in the state Assembly race to replace Assemblyman Gene Mullin in the 19th District. SEIU California State Council represents 650,000 employees statewide and has 6,000 members in District 19.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged Wednesday to bring help, and possibly punishment, to 97 school districts that have persistently failed to make progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. He said the proposal he crafted with state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell would channel some $45 million in federal money to the students who need help the most. But in the face of proposed budget cuts next year, it’s not clear whether that will be enough to boost the failing districts. The districts face sanctions for the first time this year under the federal law after failing to meet their achievement goals for five years. Collectively, they are responsible for educating about a third of California’s 6.3 million students. “It’s not just the funding that will

help those schools, it will be also reforming the system and switching out personnel and helping them in every way possible,” Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger said during a news conference at Northwood Elementary School in Sacramento, part of a school district that made the list. “It’s not like a hostile takeover; we are going to work with those schools. It’s not about punishing anyone.” The governor downplayed questions about how the state will pay for any changes that might be needed. He declined to elaborate on how he expects to make dramatic reforms in the state’s neediest schools while simultaneously proposing to cut $4 billion in education spending in the budget year that begins July 1.


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Thursday • February 28, 2008

not been successful,” said Scottsdale spokesman Pat Dobbs. In fact, Scottsdale has consistently seen a 70 percent support for photo enforcement in public opinion polls, Dobbs said. “The program has always drawn its share of public comment and controversy. It raises some issues for people about due process,” Dobbs said. Scottsdale has seven combination red light cameras and two mid-block speed cameras on its city streets. It also has four mobile vans equipped with cameras that park at various spots in the city. The cameras were first implemented after the city began noticing an spiking trend in traffic collisions at intersections. There is no law in the state of Arizona prohibiting such cameras, Dobbs said. California law currently prohibits such cameras. Scottsdale began its speed enforcement with mobile vans. The vans work much like the mobile digital radar signs San Mateo Police Department already deploys around the city. The department can decide where the van is needed most. Instead of displaying your speed on a digital sign, the camera inside the car snaps a photo of a license plate and sends the info to a system which will issue you a ticket. funds earmarked for the Burlingame High School field and an in-kind donation of materials. Not all councilmembers were impressed with the proposal. Councilwoman Cathy Baylock was uncomfortable with the $500,000 investment. Councilman Jerry Deal was not opposed to the idea but was more in favor of addressing a project such as sidewalks. Vice Mayor Ann Keighran agreed with Deal calling sidewalks a safety issue while the park is a luxury. Mayor Rosalie O’Mahony, on the other hand, felt recreation facilities are just as important as sidewalks. Public Works Director Syed Murtuza reminded the council that moving forward with a ballot measure to cover sewer updates would free up capital improvement funds. City Manager Jim Nantell agreed, but requested the council consider where sidewalks fall on the priorities of capital funds. It is one item the In Scottsdale, tickets begin at $150 and go up depending on speed and previous violations, said Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark. There, a violator can earn two tickets at one time if they are speeding through a red light, Clark said. However, technology has improved since the fist van was wheeled onto Scottsdale streets. New technology installs sensors in the pavement that detects the speed of a car passing over it, Dobbs said. It is no longer radar enforcement. It is simply photo enforcement. And Scottsdale was not the first to try this type of enforcement. Paradise Valley, Ariz. began using photo enforcement before Scottsdale, Clark said. Canada, England and Victoria, Australia began using the technology decades ago and the state of Maryland also used photo enforcement years ago. The number of drivers exceeding the speed limit in monitored roadways dropped by 66 percent in Victoria and 32 percent in England. Crashes declined in Victoria by up to 35 percent and up to 40 in England, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. As support for photo enforcement grows city is not required to fund, he said, as compared to a list of $200 million projects the city is required to address. Also, the park money is a one-time fund versus ongoing, he said. Schwartz requested to bring back other projects he could fund with the money proposed for turf. Other proposed improvements include $45,000 for a new boiler at the aquatic center — a joint venture with the San Mateo Union High School District. The library is slated to receive $39,000 to renovate the children’s rest room, counter space and a drinking fountain to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act. The council showed great interest in adding an employee dedicated to bringing in new businesses. Keighran and Deal were interested in fully investing in the potential $100,000 annual cost since it could drive up revenue and sales tax, which are a bit down this year. Deal suggested considering a consultant for the position potentially saving the benefit Sephers remains in custody in lieu of $150,000 bail.

across the country, Redflex Traffic Systems and America Traffic Solutions are battling for lucrative contracts. Locally, Redflex contracts for red light camera service with Belmont. Burlingame, Daly City, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo, according to the company’s Web site. Some of those city have only recently signed contracts and have not yet installed cameras. So what keeps cities from pursuing the speed enforcement cameras? The San Mateo City Council said it received a cool response from Assemblyman Gene Mullin, D-South San Francisco, when they pitched the idea last week. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francsico/San Mateo, is generally not a proponent of similar ideas. “[Yee]’s generally not been supportive for cameras. It’s a little big brother and he hasn’t supported [red light cameras] in the past,” said Adam Keigwin, legislative aide for Yee. It does not mean Yee is “digging his feet in the sand on the issue,” Keigwin said. San Mateo remains hopeful that someone will help them. “We’re looking for any kind of creative answer to slowing traffic in our neighborhoods,” Callagy said. costs. O’Mahony and councilwomen Baylock and Terry Nagel were more inclined to put a part-time employee in the position. Baylock suggested offering commission bonuses for business brought in to motivate the potential employee. There was talk of reconfiguring parking lot O — the lot north of the Burlingame Train Station — and renovating streetlights on Howard Avenue. Many of the streetlights around Howard Avenue are on an old circuit system that replacement parts cannot be ordered. Additionally, many lights go out as a result of one light going out. From here, the city’s departments will submit budgets on March 28. The council will adopt a master fee schedule on April 14. The council will consider a budget proposal on May 19 with a second study session held May 28. A public hearing will be held on June 2. The council will vote on a budget on June 16. Delucchi was born in Oakland on May 27, 1931, and graduated from Oakland Technical High School, the University of California, Berkeley, and Santa Clara University Law School. After graduating from law school, Delucchi worked from the Alameda County District Attorney’s office from September 1961 to December 1966. Delucchi went into private practice in Hayward before being appointed a judge on the county’s municipal court bench in November of 1971.

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said Chief Susan Manheimer. The city began looking at alternatives because of limited resources due to years of budget tightening. That’s when they found the “Scottsdale solution.” The Scottsdale City Council approved the use of speed cameras in conjunction with red light cameras in 1996. Since then, the city has added mid-block speed cameras and Arizona state installed six speed cameras in a select section of the freeway. It is considering the addition of 100 to 200 stationary and mobile cameras on highways in the next several years. Arizona voters will have a chance to weigh in on whether the state should utilize the cameras on its November ballot. The cameras can pull in approximately $100 million in ticket fines, which will help the state budget, but that money is straight out of the pockets of drivers — who are breaking the law. “Bills have been introduced at the state Legislature to restrict it or ban it. So far, they have

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Things are not all negative for the city, which could be getting a year-round playing field with upgrades proposed at Bayside Park. Building upgrades are planned in the library and police station and a new employee to bring in businesses is proposed. Buying new land is not an option for the city, so Parks and Recreation Director Randy Schwartz suggested improving what the city already owns — an idea not all councilmembers supported. By putting in artificial turf on the two lower fields, the city could run multiple games simultaneously as well as increase playing time from eight months to year round, said Schwartz. The $1 million plan includes $500,000 from the city, $275,000 from unused

March attempted rape trial for parolee
A 46-year-old parolee facing a third strike for allegedly attempting to rape a 17-year-old runaway in a Redwood City motel room will stand trial in March Jerome Sephers declined to settle the case at a pretrial conference and returns to court March 17 for jury trial. Sephers allegedly met the teenage girl, a runaway from San Bernadino, in Redwood

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City while she was trying to buy drugs. She reportedly went to his motel room and he gave her beer. The girl told police he announced his intent to rape her but she was able to flee the room after passersby saw her struggling and heard her screaming. Prior to his arrest, Sephers had a 1990 conviction for forcible rape and a 1982 conviction for shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

Judge Al Delucchi dies at 76
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McCain and Obama tangle long distance
By Libby Quaid and Tom Raum

TYLER, Texas — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama’s view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and the Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the tergroup John McCain rorist there. The rapid-fire, long-distance exchange Wednesday underscored that the two consider each other likely general election rivals, even though the Democratic contest remains unresolved. McCain criticized Obama for saying in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate that, after U.S. troops were withdrawn, as president he would act “if al-Qaida is

Sen. Obama fights false links to Islam
By Jim Kuhnhenn


Barack Obama speaks at a rally in San Marcos,Texas Wednesday.
forming a base in Iraq.” “I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It’s called ‘al-Qaida in Iraq,”’ McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas, drawing laughter at Obama’s expense. He said Obama’s statement was “pretty remarkable,” Obama quickly answered back while campaigning in Ohio. “I do know that al-Qaida is in Iraq and that’s why I have said we should continue to strike al-Qaida targets,” he told a rally at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Karzai controls a third of Afghanistan
By Pamela Hess

WASHINGTON — For Barack Obama, it is an ember that he has doused time and again, only to see it flicker anew: links to Islam fanned by false rumors, innuendo and association. Obama and his campaign reacted strongly this week when a photo of him in Kenyan tribal garb began spreading on the Internet. And the praise he received Sunday from Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan prompted pointed questions — during Tuesday night’s presidential debate and also in a private meeting over the weekend with Jewish leaders in Cleveland. During the debate, Obama repeated his denunciation of Farrakhan’s views, which have

included numerous anti-Semitic comments. And, after being pressed, he rejected Farrakhan’s support in the presidential race. The Democratic candidate says repeatedly that he’s a Christian who took the oath of office on a family Bible. Yet on the Internet and on talk radio — and in a campaign introduction for John McCain this week — he is often depicted, falsely, as a Muslim with shadowy ties and his middle name, Hussein, is emphasized as a reminder of Iraq’s former leader.

WASHINGTON — More than six years after the U.S. invaded to establish a stable central regime in Afghanistan, the Kabul government under President Hamid Karzai controls just 30 percent of the country, the top U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday. National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell told the Senate

Armed Services Committee that the resurgent Taliban controls 10 percent to 11 percent of the country and Karzai’s government controls 30 percent to 31 percent. The majority of Afghanistan’s population and territory remains under local tribal control, he said. Underscoring the problems facing the Kabul government, a roadside bomb in Paktika province killed two Polish soldiers who are part of the NATO force in the country and opium worth $400 million was seized in the

southern part of Afghanistan. That brought the number of foreign troops killed in Afghanistan to 21 this year, according to an Associated Press tally. In 2007, insurgency-related violence killed more than 6,500 people, including 222 foreign troops. Last year was the deadliest yet since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Officials estimate that up to 40 percent of proceeds from Afghanistan’s drug trade — an amount worth tens of millions of dollars — is used to fund the insurgency.

Authorities raid Bay Area methamphetamine ring
SAN FRANCISCO — More than a dozen people were indicted Wednesday after law-enforcement targeting a methamphetamine distribution ring raided locations throughout the Bay Area. About 200 officers served 10 search warrants and 14 arrest warrants in San Francisco, San Jose and

Around the state
Gilroy, according to the FBI. One person was arrested Tuesday and 11 of the suspects were arrested Wednesday. Two more suspects remain at large. All suspects face federal drug distribution charges, many of which carry life sentences, if they are convicted and get the maximum.


Thursday • February 28, 2008



Have you got the time?
here never seems to be enough time. Just one more month. One more week. One more hour. One more minute. Every second is a precious gift, those on the downward side of life like to tell the rest of us. Use it wisely and appreciate it. But we don’t, instead cramming it full of pedestrian pursuits and wishing we had just a little more to accommodate what we need to do along with a few desires. Tomorrow, due to that calendar oddity known as Leap Year, there is an extra day and even more peculiarly it falls on a Friday. Not since 1980 has such a phenomenon happened. Not until 2036 will it happen again. Think of what we will do with these bonus 24 hours: drink a few more lattes, toil through another work day, sit an extra hour or two in commuter traffic, receive more e-mails, buy more shoes online, complain that the weekend isn’t arriving fast enough. In reality, the extra day this month is just another chance to do more of what we do every day and for those who are salaried do it for a little less money. But what if Feb. 29 were a national holiday or some other designation that gave us the opportunity to use the day for something out of the ordinary, something that we actually want to do? Head to the

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‘The idea of Leap Year implies the need to take a leap of faith or a leap from the standard path.’
beach, catch up on sleep, get a well-need pedicure, crack open the long-anticipated book, touch base with family or friends. Maybe even get really off the beaten path and go sky diving or try some unique cuisine. The idea of Leap Year implies the need to take a leap of faith or a leap from the standard path. Toiling at work as if this were the same as a final Friday in September or June just doesn’t cut it. There is one strange Leap Year tradition of which I just learned: women are allowed to propose. Some versions of the urban legend add that the objects of affection are required to say yes. I’m not so sure about this. Granted, there are plenty of things I wouldn’t mind asking if I was assured a positive response —Will you clean my house, wash my car, take the dog for a walk, fetch me a few of those extra lattes? Does this dress make me look skinny? Am I the most amazing person in the world? Those are things that might make the day memorable. But proposing? I’m of the mind that if and when I want to do that, it will be a matter of timing and desire rather than the appearance of Leap Year. And what if I change my mind about the betrothal? Is another Leap Year required to back out? If that’s the case, the Pamela Andersons of the world better be pretty wary about picking their next husband on Feb. 29. Of course, if I were actually born on Leap Day instead of my real birthday, Friday would bring me only one more year toward teenage years — not an appropriate age for marriage, skydiving, commuter traffic or any other such adult past times. As it is, Leap Day brings me neither a single-digit age nor the promise of playing hooky from the norm. And, the only thing I will be proposing are some more modern aspects to acknowledge the rare day. Like any special event worth its salt, Leap Day needs an appropriate drink and food — think of how green beer, egg nog, corned beef and turkey are each associated with a particular holiday. Four for one specials during happy hour seem a
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given or maybe a rollback to prices four years ago. That last suggestion would be fantastic at the gas pump. There must also be an entire aisle of greeting cards and overpriced accessories (pins proclaiming “Kiss me! I was born in a Leap Year” or shirts that say “I’m not really old enough to drive” worn by folks who have long become friends with hair dye and Botox spring to mind). Those types of traditions that would improve Feb. 29 by, well, leaps and bounds.
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Bill protecting journalism advisers crucial to free press
— Auburn Journal

oning young journalists skills is critical to maintaining a healthy democracy. Thats why protecting high school and college journalism advisers from punitive action from administrators is critical to maintaining a free press. Senate Bill 1370, introduced by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would protect journalism advisers from being punished or losing their jobs because of what students publish in their school


newspapers. Students would still be held accountable for every word and picture published and subject to libel laws. But if an article that was critical of an administration policy were published, that administration could not threaten nor penalize the journalism adviser. ... Jim Ewert, California Newspaper Publishers Association legal counsel, pointed out several examples of high school journalism advisers who have been unfairly punished for what their students have published. “These include articles and edito-

rials that: criticized random searches conducted on campus (South East High School, Los Angeles); reported on why 50 teachers assistants were randomly reassigned in midsemester disrupting classes all over campus (Irvington High School, Fremont); and explained why teachers were unavailable to help students (Rancho Los Alamitos High School, Garden Grove). Another article “examined the contributions of African Americans during Black History month while simultaneously questioning why there needs to be a separate month

to showcase one group when American history should instead be more inclusive. (San Marin High School, Novato),” Ewert said. The California Newspaper Publishers Association supports the bill and has worked with Sen. Yee to get it introduced in the Legislature and hopefully signed into law. ... Senate Bill 1370 would legally protect journalism advisers, and help ensure a free press. Legislators should support SB 1370 and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should sign it into law.

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Clarity of hindsight for Havis
Editor, I believe a challenge to your guest perspective column “A Progressive Peace Plan” by Don Havis is in order because it relies on so many liberal talking points full of innuendo and lacks in logic and truth. For starters, Mr. Havis makes the typical mistake of believing Iraq was somehow an innocent bystander who got mugged on the way to the store, instead of a country who had both signed and violated a surrender agreement with the U.S. and flouted 17 U.N. resolutions, requiring it to provide full disclosure on his past WMD programs, which they never did. Contrary to Mr. Havis’ assertions, the U.S. through U.N. resolution 1441, and Congress’ authorization gave the President all the legal authority he needed to attack this “innocent” nation. I am not sure what other laws Mr. Havis wants the United States to abide by, but when Congress authorizes the United States to use force against another country, does he believe we should call up France to get their approval too? Mr. Havis’ analysis also ignores the obvious, while supporting the obscure, and fails to note that every single western intelligence agency believed Saddam to possess WMD’s — but Mr. Havis prefers to weigh the opinions of a biased UN inspector, who by the way was expelled from Iraq. The last two errors of his analysis cover the “war for oil” statement by Alan Greenspan and his belief that Iraq posed no threat to the U.S. Of course he doesn’t take the time to read Greenspans comments in full, nor read afterwards that Greenspan said he was quoted out of context and that he supported the war for strategic reasons. But what really showed Mr. Havis’ simplistic and naive analysis on Iraq is that he unequivocally states that it posed no threat to us or any nation, which I’m sure would have been his statement had the Bush administration decided to invade Afghanistan in August of 2001, prior to 19 hijackers on a shoe string budget, killing 3,000 of our citizens. You see, Mr. Havis doesn’t provide any insight or peace plan at all. What he does is validate the clarity of hindsight while railing against those who don’t have the luxury of such. crisis, failed to deal effectively with immigration and healthcare issues and deliberately exposed a CIA operative in retaliation for her husband having the audacity to challenge the “experienced” politicians’ claims about yellow cake. I don’t know about you, but I think we’re overdue for a new experience. We can’t afford any more of the negative results we’ve experienced at the hands of our experienced politicians. I believe Barack Obama is our best hope to turn this country around and create some good experiences for our country. It’s just a shame we’ve had to wait so long for him.

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‘Experienced’candidates sent country under
Editor, We’re hearing a lot during the presidential campaigns about the value of candidates’ experience. Let’s think about that for a moment. “Experienced” politicians decided to attack Iraq after 9/11, chased Osama bin Laden (remember him?) across the border into Afghanistan and abandoned that chase to begin the illconceived occupation of Iraq and the search for non-existent weapons of mass destruction. “Experienced” politicians have stood our Constitution on its head with illegal wiretapping and torture, turned a record surplus to a record deficit, created laws that led to the sub-prime

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Cuts for all,not just some
Are legislative salaries being considered for budget cuts, also? If not, why? Everyone should share the pain.

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Thursday • February 28, 2008


Reporters’ notebook
uess who the wittiest San Mateo City Council member was this week? Jan Epstein delivered a zinger during a discussion of speeding in the Baywood residential neighborhood. In a recent study, a good handful of Baywood led-foots were Hillsborough residents. “We should put them on notice. There are a lot of Hillsborough violations. Maybe we should double their fines,” Epstein said. Now that’s one way to improve the city’s budget. *** Of course, you could just ask a higher power for better budget outlook. That’s Councilman Brandt Grotte’s plan. “I’ll pray for a miracle,” Grotte said of the current state budget crisis. Don’t expect Councilman John Lee to join that novena. “I think the miracle will be not to have any money taken away,” Lee said. Always one for the last word Lee added,“The last time Sacramento had a miracle, Willie Brown left office.” *** Ever see that San Mateo Police officer who just parks his car near busy streets and appears to be sleeping? That’s Officer Dan Coy, AKA Officer D.Coy, Chief Susan Manheimer said Monday. Yeah, that dummy bugs us too. *** When asked whether fuel efficient motorcycle are necessary for traffic enforcement, Manheimer was most diplomatic when she answered “yes.” “If they had a Segway that could go 65 mph with a little light beacon on top” than maybe the department would consider ditching the bikes, Manheimer said. Either that or a “really skinny hybrid” to squeeze through traffic, Councilman Grotte said. *** The fourth annual Stanford Treeathlon — the team’s primary fundraiser — makes its off-campus debut Sunday at the Port of Redwood City. Participants can compete in collegiate, age group or relay categories in the treeathlon, which includes a 500-meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike ride with three loops and a 5 kilometer run with three loops along the bay. The athletically minded can find out more information at *** If music rather than athletics is your thing, how about joining the West Bay Community Band? The band, under the direction of trombonist and music educator Doug Miner, is recruiting new members. The band rehearses every Monday night in Foster City and performs six to 10 concerts yearly. All levels of music ability are welcome. More information is at or by calling Craig McCulloh at 573-2480.
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Ralph Nader’s narcissistic candidacy
— The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

alph Nader, who is turning 74, remains as obstinate, prickly and egotistical as ever, hewing to the idea that he must run for president because “dissent is the mother of ascent.” Using political protest to leverage social change is a sound principle. Nader’s execution of it is not. His presi-


dential run in 2000 wounded Al Gore enough to help George W. Bush sneak into the White House. Events since have proven Nader was delusional when he insisted there was no difference between the major political parties. The deficit-spawning Bush tax cuts, the administration’s assault on crucial environmental laws and, most tragically, the unnecessary war in Iraq — Nader bears partial in the in-custody death of a Redwood City man late last year, the deceased man’s relatives said. Two weeks after San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault announced that Ricardo “Rick” Escobedo died Nov. 17 from a heart attack caused by various factors, District Attorney Jim Fox told the Escobedo family yesterday that his office will not seek criminal charges against the responding officers, Escobedo’s sister, Lupita, said. Fox’s decision did not come as a surprise to family members, Lupita Escobedo said, but they were nonetheless upset and frustrated. They intended to have their attorney, Randolph Daar, take the matter to the state or federal level.

responsibility for all of it. Nader’s 2000 candidacy garnered almost 3 million votes. Nearly 100,000 of them were in Florida, where Bush defeated Gore by slightly more than 500 votes. Despite eight years of some of the worst political and social backsliding in the history of the republic, Nader still confuses his narcissism with progress for the nation. ... San Mateo County is unlikely. The vaccine is shot into a patient’s less dominate upper arm with a small needle three to 15 times. The bifurcated needle — a small needle with two prongs at one end — is pricked into the top layer of skin and not deep into the muscle like other vaccines, making it less painful.

Kepler’s says ‘not now’ to San Mateo
Despite intense lobbying by San Mateo city officials, Clark Kepler, owner of a Menlo Park independent bookstore, told them the week of Feb. 28, 2003 he has decided not to move to a downtown location. Kepler had been weighing an expansion into the vacant 3,700-square-foot retail space at the train station off First Avenue since he signed a letter of intent in May. However, the economic downturn caused Kepler to pause and reassess if an expansion was a wise choice. The Menlo Park store is famous for its knowledgeable staff and wide selection. It also has regular readings by authors such as Pat Conroy, Robert Jordan, Annie Proulx and Alice Walker. Kepler had initially refused to move into the San Mateo market three times, but agreed to seriously consider it after city officials remained persistent. And despite a recent flurry of activity caused by the opening of the downtown cinema Feb. 7, Whitecar said Kepler determined now was not the time.

Gas prices burn pockets
As gas prices surged above $2 a gallon the week of Feb. 28, 2003, some San Mateo County residents fumed at why the Bay Area consistently has some of the highest gasoline prices in the country while others simply shrug their shoulders and fill up. “I think it’s obnoxious,” said JulieAnn Feddock. “Since we’re all poor and in a recession it’s highly unacceptable.” Sean Pengilly, 27, agreed with Feddock, adding that he doesn’t think war has anything to do with it. “It seems like the Bay Area gets screwed the most,” he said. Still, Feddock and Pengilly were among the droves of drivers who visited the Arco station on the corner of South Delaware Street and State Route 92 Tuesday looking for some of the cheapest gas around at $1.89 per gallon for regular unleaded. Still above the national average at $1.66 per gallon, Arco prices were a steal compared to San Francisco and San Jose where average prices were $2.11 per gallon and $1.98, respectively.
From the archives highlights events that occurred five years ago. It appears in the Thursday edition.

Smallpox vaccinations begin
Preparing for a possible biological attack, approximately 20 San Mateo County health care workers were the first in the Bay Area to receive smallpox vaccinations the week of Feb. 28, 2003. The group — including doctors, nurses and health care officials — would respond first if there was a biological attack and an outbreak of smallpox in the county. It is expected that other counties will follow suit in the coming weeks. The county’s program to vaccinate 100 to 300 health care workers is part of the nationwide smallpox preparation plan. With an impending war and the threat of biological weapons, the federal government created a plan to protect those most at risk. However, county officials agree the probability of a smallpox outbreak in

Cops cleared in custody death
The San Mateo County district attorney announced the week of Feb. 28, 2003 that his office found no criminal wrongdoing on the part of eight Redwood City police officers involved


Thursday • February 28, 2008



House OKs new taxes on big oil companies
By H. Josef Hebert

WASHINGTON — The House approved $18 billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies Wednesday as Democrats cited record oil prices and rising gasoline costs in a time of economic troubles. The money collected over 10 years would provide tax breaks for wind, solar and other alternative energy sources and for energy conservation. The legislation, approved 236-182, would cost the five largest oil companies an average of $1.8 billion a year over that period, according an analysis by the House Ways and Means Committee. Those companies

“With the price of oil hovering around $100 do we really believe this incentive is justified?”
— House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,D-Md.

earned $123 billion last year. Senate Democratic leaders said they would put the bill on a fast track and try to avoid a Republican filibuster. The White House said the bill unfairly takes aim at the oil industry. President Bush is expected to veto the legislation if it passes Congress. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., noted it was two years ago, when oil cost $55 a barrel, when Bush said oil companies need no government subsidies to pursue more oil or gas.

“With the price of oil hovering around $100 do we really believe this incentive is justified?” asked Hoyer. “Do these companies need taxpayer subsidies to look for new product? They don’t need any incentive.” Republicans said the measure unfairly targeted a single industry. “It punishes the oil and gas industry. This is wrongheaded. It will result in higher prices at the gasoline pump. It’s spiteful and wrong,” said Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La.

Exxon may face payout 20 years after oil spill
By Mark Sherman

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Wednesday to let Exxon Mobil Corp. off the hook for some of the $2.5 billion the energy giant was ordered to pay as punishment for a massive oil spill in Alaska nearly 19 years ago. The justices questioned lawyers for the company and nearly 33,000

victims of the Exxon Valdez disaster for 90 minutes, making only one passing reference to Exxon’s record profits. The award represents less than three weeks’ worth of Exxon profit, which was $11.7 billion in the last three months of 2007. Exxon has vigorously fought to knock down or erase the punitive damages verdict by a jury in Alaska in 1994 for the accident that dumped 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

CDC: Kids should vaccinate against the flu close backfires on bank
By Mike Stobbe

ATLANTA — All children - not just those under 5 - should get vaccinated against the flu, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel voted to expand annual flu shots to virtually all children except infants younger than 6 months and those with serious egg

allergies. That means about 30 million more children could be getting vaccinated. If heeded, it would be one of the largest expansions in flu vaccination coverage in U.S. history. The flu vaccine has been available since the 1940s. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said all children should start getting vaccinated as soon as possible, acknowl-

edging that many doctors have already ordered their vaccine for the 2008-2009 season and may not be able to give the shots until 20092010. The flu season generally starts in the fall and continues through spring. The panel’s advice is routinely adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issues vaccination guidelines to doctors and hospitals.

By Paul Ellias

Jury spares ex-cop from death for killing girlfriend,fetus
CANTON, Ohio — A former police officer was sentenced Wednesday to at least 57 years in prison for killing his pregnant lover and her fetus.

Jurors spared Bobby Cutts Jr. the death penalty on the most serious charge, an aggravated murder count in the death of the fetus. He could spend up to life in prison on those and other charges. Cutts’ attorney Fernando Mack said the defense had achieved a goal

of sparing the defendant’s life. “Clearly, that was the objective here,” he said. Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Barr said he was satisfied that the judge ordered the sentences served back to back, giving Cutts the maximum time behind bars.

SAN FRANCISCO — An effort at damage control has snowballed into a public relations disaster for a Swiss bank seeking to crack down on a renegade Web site for posting classified information about some of its wealthy clients. Documents from Bank Julius Baer containing information about several bank clients, including San Diego venture capitalist Jonathan Lampitt, were posted last month on The site purports to discourage unethical behavior by corporations and governments

by putting leaked documents online. The Web site claimed the documents showed tax evasion and money laundering schemes at the bank’s Cayman Islands branch. Lampitt’s lawyer says his client was interviewed and cleared of any wrongdoing by the FBI in 2005 after a former Bank Julius Baer employee allegedly circulated the same documents that appeared on Wikileaks. The lawyer, Jim Ellis, said he initially received a call from a bank executive alerting him to the Wikileaks posting and saying the leak was the work of the same disgruntled former employee.



Thursday • February 28, 2008


Investors pare gains
By Joe Bel Bruno

Wall Street
The remarks came as the dollar plunged to a record low against the 15nation euro. That sent already inflated oil and gold prices further into record high territory, and raised the prospect of accelerating inflation. Meanwhile, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the biggest sources of financing for U.S. home loans — helped give the market some ballast after the government removed restrictions on the size of their portfolios. That offered a chance for an easing of the extremely tight mortgage market that has been battered by the subprime loan crisis. “The government is trying to do their part,” said Todd Leone, managing director of equity trading at Cowen & Co. “Together, this helps put a little more faith in the economy.” Major indexes initially moved higher before investors cashed in profits, following a pattern set in recent weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average — now up four straight sessions — rose 9.36, or

NEW YORK — Wall Street finished mixed in another seesaw session Wednesday after regulators allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy more mortgages and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank will remain vigilant about the weakened economy. Investors pared the market’s gains after both developments had initially boosted confidence amid increasing signs of a slowing economy. Wall Street has in recent months grappled with concerns about rising prices, a weaker dollar and continued turmoil in the credit markets. Bernanke indicated the Fed is more concerned about the sagging economy then the immediate risks of inflation. In testimony on Capitol Hill, he told lawmakers the Fed will “act in a timely manner as needed to support growth and to provide adequate insurance against downside risks.”

0.07 percent, to 12,694.28. Broader indexes were narrowly mixed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 1.27, or 0.09 percent, to 1,380.02, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 8.79, or 0.37 percent, to 2,353.78. Stocks were somewhat under pressure after the euro climbed to a record high of $1.5057 as sentiment increased that the Fed would continue its rate cut campaign. The U.S. currency was mixed against other major currencies. The dollar’s continued slide drove more money into commodities — especially into oil and gold. Oil prices broke through a new intraday high of $102 a barrel in overnight trading, then fell $1.24 to settle at $99.64 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, gold futures set a new high of $961.30 an ounce. Bond prices rose slightly. The yield on the benchmark 10-year note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 3.85 percent from 3.86 percent late Tuesday. It then rose back up to 3.86 percent in after-hours trading.

Dow 12,694.28 +9.36 Nasdaq 2,353.78 +8.79 S&P 500 1,380.02 -1.27

10-Yr Bond 3.8500% -0.0100 Oil (per barrel) $99.64 Gold $958.00

Bernanke pledges to cut interest rates
By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday. He is fighting to keep the economy afloat after mighty blows from the housing and credit crises, while trying to contain inflation. For now, the priority is shoring up the economy, Bernanke suggested in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. He pledged anew to slice a key interest rate and help the economy, which many fear is on the verge of a reces-

sion, if not already in one. “The economic situation has become distinctly less favorable” since the summer, the Fed chief told lawmakers. Since that time, Ben Bernanke the housing slump has worsened, credit problems have intensified and the job market has deteriorated. Bernanke said that combination of bad news has made people and businesses more cautious about spending and investing — further weakening the economy. The country should prepare for “sluggish economic activity in the near term,” Bernanke said. Concern is growing

about the possible return of stagflation, when stagnant growth is combined with rising inflation, for the first time since the 1970s. Were energy prices to continue to rise at a sharp clip — something the Fed does not anticipate — it would “create a very difficult problem” for the economy, Bernanke said. Inflation would spread and growth would be further restrained, he said. If that happened, it would be a “very tough situation,” he added. The Fed is prepared to lower rates again to bolster economic growth, Bernanke said. The Fed “will act in a timely manner as needed to support growth and to provide adequate insurance against downside risks,” he said, sticking closely to assurances he offered earlier this month.


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Kidnapped U.S. aid Abuse reports at British children’s home worker feared dead
By Fisnik Abrashi

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American aid worker and her Afghan driver kidnapped in southern Afghanistan a month ago are feared dead, a statement from their aid group said. Afghan and U.S. officials said Wednesday they could not confirm the report. Cyd Mizell, a native of Eureka, Calif., and driver Abdul Hadi were kidnapped in a residential neighborhood of Kandahar on Jan. 26. Mizell, 50, worked on aid projects for the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation, or ARLDF. “Although we have no confirmation of their deaths, we have received information over the past few days indicating that our two aid workers have been killed,” said a statement posted on the group’s Web site Tuesday. Kandahar’s Gov. Assadullah Khalid said he did not have any

information about the case, and a U.S. Embassy official in Kabul said he could not confirm the report. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions. Although the kidnappings happened in an area known for insurgent activity, the Taliban denied that its fighters had taken the two. Kidnappings for ransom by criminal gangs in Afghanistan have been on the rise in the past year. An official with ALRDF in Kandahar said the group had received reports in recent days from two Afghan sources that Mizell and Hadi are dead. He said officials were working with the Red Cross to try to recover the bodies. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media. Mizell was wearing a burqa — the traditional all-encompassing dress worn by many Afghan women — when she was taken. Mizell taught English at Kandahar University and gave embroidery lessons at a girls’ school.

St. MARTIN, Jersey — Police on Wednesday broke into a bricked-up room in the cellar of a children’s home that is the focus of a child abuse investigation on this British island. Jersey deputy police chief Lenny Harper said a dog trained to search for human remains reacted strongly inside the room but there was no immediate indication why. Police have already found a child’s skull buried on the grounds of the former Haut de la Garenne home and fear they will find the bones of more children. At least 150 people have come

“I think it is important to emphasize that we have no allegations whatsoever that anybody died or was murdered or was a victim of a homicide in these rooms.”

— Jersey deputy police chief Lenny Harper

forward to complain about physical, mental and sexual abuse they claim was committed at the home before it closed in 1986. Harper said police are investigating about 40 people suspected of various offenses. “It would appear as if the cellar is exactly as some of the witnesses ... and victims have described,” Harper said, adding that an initial inspection showed that there may be a secthe Naval station during his previously unannounced first trip there, said Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr. Mukasey “is meeting with military personnel and other officials involved in the military commissions proceedings,” Carr said.

ond bricked-up room leading off this area. “We have statements of evidence from witnesses that offenses were committed in that locality but we have no idea of why (the rooms) may have been bricked-up,” he told reporters. “I think it is important to emphasize that we have no allegations whatsoever that anybody died or was murdered or was a victim of a homicide in these rooms.” Jonathan McCullum was in perfect health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt. But when he returned home to Maine just four months later, the 5foot-9 teenager weighed a mere 97 pounds and was so weak that he struggled to carry his baggage or climb a flight of stairs. Doctors said he was at risk for a heart attack.

Attorney general gets first look at terror detainees
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael Mukasey met briefly Wednesday with government prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the U.S. prepares its case against six al-Qaida suspects accused of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The attorney general was expected to spend only about six hours at

Exchange student starved while in Egypt

Sharks even record on road trip
Cheechoo scored and newcomer Campbell had an assist in San Jose’s win over Columbus SEE PAGE 14

Heartbreaking loss
Serra loses to Bells on last-second dunk
By Nathan Mollat

CCS bonus coverage
very now and then, usually when I’m driving home from the office, I’ll think of a particular moment of a game I should have included in a story. Thanks to this space, I have an opportunity to address points in a game that were not included in the game story — whether I forgot or simply didn’t have room. Today is one of those days. There were several pivotal moments during the MenloAtherton-St. Francis boys’ basketball game Tuesday night that contributed to the Bears’ win over the Lancers. And thanks to the play-by-play stats I keep, I can return to the exact moment in the game that the incident occurred. • 1:55 left in the first quarter: M-A’s Sam Knapp hits a layup on the fifth shot of the sequence. The Bears pulled four-straight offensive rebounds to keep the play alive before Knapp finally converted. M-A 11, St. Francis 12. • 3:28 left in the game: Richard Branning’s mid-range jumper hits the back of the iron, pops up high in the air, hits the front of the rim and falls in. M-A 54, St. Francis 52. • 2:22 left in the game: Center Matt Aguilar, who finished with seven points, received a pass at the elbow and with one huge step drives the lane with authority and hits a finger roll. MA 56, St. Francis 52. • 1:44 left in the game: Knapp all but assures the win when he takes a pass in the low post, spins and knocks down a fadeaway jumper. M-A 58, St. Francis 52. *** If you ask me, there is no better moment in high school sports than when a team wins its first section title. There is genuine emotion, genuine happiness. They’re not jaded by it all. If you happen to catch teams that win CCS titles often — most notably the WCAL


SAN JOSE — If any of the Serra basketball players or coaching staff fail to report to work or school today, cut them some slack. They’re probably still sick from a devastating 51-49 loss to Bellarmine in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division I tournament. “It was one of the toughest losses of my career,” said Serra coach Chuck Rapp. The players feel the same way. With the game tied at 49 and 23 seconds left to play, Serra had the ball and the chance for the last shot. The worst-case scenario was overtime, right? Wrong. The third-seeded Padres worked the clock down to about 10 seconds before putting its offense in motion. Point guard Matt Richardson, who played most of the fourth quarter with four fouls, dribbled to the right elbow. He picked up his dribble and miraculously, the Bellarmine defense sagged off him. Richardson put up a shot that was short. The Bells grabbed the rebound with five seconds left and outletted the ball to Niyi Harrison, who was flying upcourt as Richardson shot. Harrison caught the ball in stride and slammed home a dunk with 1.3 seconds left to give the second-seeded Bells a 51-49 lead. Serra could not manage a miracle shot and the Bells advanced to the finals. “We went too soon. If you want to blame anyone, blame me. I should have called a timeout,” Rapp said of his team’s fateful last shot. “We wanted to take the last shot. We wanted to make sure there wasn’t much time left. “I saw him (Harrison) leak out. … I knew it was over. He had enough time.” While a lot of emphasis will be put on Richardson’s shot, it wasn’t the Padres only chance to win the game. When Anthony DeCossio knocked down a shot with 2:57 left in the game, Serra (19-11) led 49-43.


See SERRA, Page 16

Serra’s Anthony DeCossio puts up a shot in traffic during the Padres’51-49 loss to Bellarmine in the semifinals of the CCS Division I tournament.

See LOUNGE, Page 16

Tigers falter in fourth
By Emanuel Lee

The Notre Dame-Belmont girls’ basketball team was poised to advance to its first Central Coast Section championship game since 1999. For three quarters, the Tigers battled St. Ignatius to a virtual standstill. They were composed, playing tough and doing everything they needed to do to beat a Wildcats team that only three weeks earlier had routed them on their home floor. Then it all fell apart. Despite a game-high 26 points from Jaclyn Bisordi, host Notre Dame lost 51-40 in a Division III semifinal on Wednesday. “We can’t be ashamed of anything,” Bisordi said. “We going to [hold] our heads high.” In her last game of a sparkling four-year career, Bisordi, the school’s all-time leading scorer, showed why she’ll go down as one of the best players in Notre Dame

history. Yes, the Tigers lost, but what a way for Bisordi to go out. She single-handedly kept her team in the game, scoring 13 of the team’s first 19 points and 19 of its first 27. With No. 3 seed Notre Dame (1812) trailing 7-2 early, Bisordi decided to take control. She hit three consecutive shots — including two 3pointers — capped by a tough driving layup down the lane to cut the Tigers’ deficit to 16-14 with 12 seconds left in the first quarter. However, the Wildcats’ Maggie McCarthy hit a 3-pointer just before the quarter buzzer to give No. 2 St. Ignatius (19-10) some breathing room entering the second. That’s when Bisordi really started to heat up. She opened the second with five consecutive points to make it 19-19. After the teams exchanged baskets, Bisordi gave the Tigers their first lead after draining a 3pointer, making it 24-21 with 4:34 remaining until halftime. After a SI score, Bisordi connected on another

trey, giving Notre Dame its largest lead, 27-23. The Wildcats scored the next four points to make it 27-27 entering the third. Both teams went into a deep freeze for the majority of the quarter, but a baseline layin from McCarthy at the third-quarter buzzer was another backbreaker for the Tigers, who could ill afford to give up any extra points. Notre Dame seemingly never recovered, as it was outscored 16-7 in the final eight minutes. It was the third loss to SI in as many games this season, but this one hurt the deepest. After shooting a respectable 9 for 23 in the first half, the Tigers went ice cold in the third and fourth quarters, shooting 20 percent (5 for 25). SI started to center its defense around Bisordi, who didn’t have nearly the space to roam as she did in the first half. And once again, Notre Dame didn’t have another player who could

Congressional committee asks for Clemens probe
By Howard Fendrich

See TIGERS, Page 16

WASHINGTON — Roger Clemens failed to convince Congress he was telling the truth. So the leaders of a House committee want the Justice Department to investigate if the star pitcher lied under oath about using performanceenhancing drugs. In a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Henry Waxman and ranking Republican Tom Davis said Clemens’ testimony that he “never used anabolic steroids or human growth hormone warrants further investigation.” The seven-time Cy Young Award winner gave a sworn deposition behind closed doors Feb. 5, then spoke alongside his accuser, former personal trainer Brian McNamee, at a public hearing Feb. 13. “We are not in a position to reach a

definitive judgment as to whether Mr. Clemens lied to the committee,” Waxman and Davis wrote. “Our only conclusion is that Roger Clemens significant questions have been raised about Mr. Clemens’s truthfulness.” The letter noted Clemens’ testimony was “directly contradicted” by the sworn statements of McNamee, who said he injected Clemens with steroids and HGH at least 16 times from 1998 to 2001. Waxman and Davis also pointed to the deposition and affidavit of Clemens’ good friend and former teammate, Andy Pettitte, who told the committee Clemens “admitted to him in 1999 or 2000 that he had taken human growth hormone.”

See CLEMENS, Page 16


Thursday • February 28, 2008



Newest Shark picks up assist in victory
By Rusty Miller

Sharks 4, Jackets 2
and was on the ice for Cheechoo’s power-play goal and assisted on Pavelski’s. “He showed that he’s a player, that he wants to be on the ice all the time. He’s generally always in attack mode,” Wilson said. “You Brian Campbell can see he’s a sneaky hitter, too. He moves pucks really well. You can see his speed. I think he will really help our power play, obviously.” Campbell was playing his first game for San Jose, which solidified its hold on fifth in the Western Conference. He was picked up along with a seventh-round draft pick on Tuesday from Buffalo for forward Steve Bernier and a first-round pick this summer. Columbus took the ice for the first time since trading captain Adam Foote and center Sergei Fedorov. They were dealt before Tuesday’s NHL trade deadline for two draft picks and a college player.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brian Campbell couldn’t let go of everything from his past. A day after he was traded by Buffalo to San Jose, Campbell had an assist in the Sharks’ 42 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. Then he packed away his equipment — in his old Sabres bag. “I had fun out there tonight. It was nice. I’m always looking for the puck. I thought we worked it pretty good,” Campbell said. “I’m just kind of sitting back a little and reading plays and seeing what I can and can’t do in the system here.” Campbell had his first point in a Sharks sweater, Jonathan Cheechoo ran his goal streak to four games, Joe Pavelski had a goal and an assist, and Torrey Mitchell and Jeremy Roenick also scored for the Sharks, who won their third in a row and improved to 20-8-3 on the road. Joe Thornton added two assists, and Evgeni Nabokov had 17 saves. Sharks coach Ron Wilson liked what he saw from Campbell, who put in 16 solid minutes

David Vyborny ended a 24-game goal drought by scoring twice for Columbus, which started the night in 11th place in the West. “As the game went on, we were devoid of emotion,” Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We’re not going to win games playing the way we did tonight.” The teams traded first-period goals. The Sharks scored with a man advantage, Cheechoo redirecting Pavelski’s one-timer from the left circle before Vyborny backhanded a rebound past Nabokov. Vyborny then scored his fifth of the season with an almost identical shot in the second period, backhanding another rebound high and hard past Campbell as he dived to block it. After Mitchell redirected a long shot by Matt Carle to tie it again, the Sharks scored their second power-play goal in three chances. With Columbus’ Rick Nash in the penalty box for roughing — and a crowd of 16,029 still booing the call — Thornton saucered a pass through the slot to Roenick for a onetimer and a 3-2 lead.

“We had scoring from all over,” Pavelski said. “We got a few goals from guys who hadn’t scored lately. From start to finish, it was pretty solid.” Pavelski had the puck on a 2-on-1 rush at 18:52 when his pass through the slot for Tomas Plihal ricocheted off the left skate of the Blue Jackets’ Jiri Novotny and past Pascal Leclaire. Pavelski was credited with his 13th goal. “As a team, we played really solid defensively,” Roenick said. “Our power play was really good. The third period we went at them, we didn’t sit back, which we have done in the past.” Notes: Sharks LW Jody Shelley, Columbus’ leader in penalty minutes who was traded on Jan. 29, received a video tribute during a firstperiod break that included clips from several of his fights. ... G Brian Boucher was on the Sharks bench. He signed a one-year deal on Tuesday. ... Vyborny hadn’t had two goals in a game since March 7, 2007, against Los Angeles. ... The Blue Jackets fell to 6-26-5 when scoring two or fewer goals. They are 231-4 when getting at least three.

release Spiezio after Zito relaxed heading into 2008 Cardinals police issue arrest warrant
By Janie McCauley

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barry Zito stood on a back field with fellow starter Matt Cain early into their workout Wednesday and both pitchers put their bats to their mouths then pretended to take a bite. These days, Zito is San Francisco’s only Barry — and he certainly seems to be relishing in the role of just being his quirky self again. He can finally do so, having found a comfort zone with his club after a rocky first year in 2007. Zito now owns Barry Bonds’ old corner locker in the clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium. If that’s not a strong enough sign of the pitcher’s importance to the Giants, manager Bruce Bochy named him opening day starter on Day 1 of camp. No question he’s still considered the ace around here. Zito’s San Francisco bosses are completely confident their $126 million man will bounce back from a down year and be much more like the star left-hander who won the 2002 AL Cy Young award with 23 victories. “I definitely know all the guys. It’s kind of status quo,” Zito said of spring training so far. “Last year I felt singled out on the team and didn’t feel like one of the guys. It’s already tough coming to a new team and you feel

singled out. With the contract, you almost feel more singled out from the guys. Now, salaries and contracts are not things we think about or talk about in here.” Barry Zito Neither are his numbers from last season discussed. Come spring, the great thing is everybody has a clean slate and all teams can consider themselves contenders. Zito went a career-worst 11-13 with a 4.53 ERA in 34 appearances, 33 starts and 196 2-3 innings last season, his first in the National League after spending his initial seven years in the big leagues across San Francisco Bay with the Oakland Athletics. “There was a ton of pressure on him last year,” said second baseman Ray Durham, who played half a season with Zito on the A’s during that ’02 season. “When you get all that money, you try to go out and justify it.” Zito, with his nasty curveball, struggled right along with the rest of the Giants, who had their worst season in 11 years at 71-91 and finished last in the NL West to miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season. He considered staying healthy his biggest accomplishment. Zito is known for his durability because he’s

never missed a start with injury. He’s eager to get going again, and is slated to start Saturday in the Giants’ Cactus League game against his former A’s team. “I feel good. My body is feeling good,” Zito said. “I’m just working the kinks out. You can’t emulate baseball shape.” This season, Zito has shed the attention that comes when you’re the pitcher with the richest contract ever. He was in that position until the New York Mets gave two-time AL Cy Young award winner Johan Santana a $137.5 million, six-year deal when they acquired him in a trade with the Minnesota Twins earlier this month. “That changes things, too, a little bit,” Zito said of Santana’s big money. “I got through that year and stayed healthy. It was an adjustment. It was a tough year because I didn’t pitch up to my capabilities. You always learn from adversity. I want to build on my last 10 starts.” The Giants are counting on Zito working deep into games and leading their young pitching staff. Bochy said Wednesday the club is leaning toward carrying three catchers and 11 pitchers — which means San Francisco will need reliable outings from its rotation. Bochy is eager to see how Zito bounces back, and can already see positive signs.


IRVINE — Utilityman Scott Spiezio was cut by the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, released after police issued a six-count warrant for his arrest following a December car crash. “We hope Scott will continue to seek appropriate help and wish him the best in baseball, but more importantly in life,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. Spiezio, who missed more than a month last year while getting treatment for substance abuse, did not play in Wednesday’s exhibition game against St. Louis University at Jupiter, Fla. His agent, Barry Meister, did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press. The warrant filed Tuesday by Irvine police alleges driving under influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery. Police said the accident occurred Dec. 30. The maximum penalty is two years in state prison. “We’ve never been able to talk to him,” Irvine police Lt. Rick Handfield said. “The detective has expressed an interest in having Mr. Spiezio come to California.”

Spiezio won World Series championships with Anaheim in 2002 and St. Louis in 2006. He has cultivated a hard-rocking image during his Scott Spiezio 12 seasons in the majors and plays in the heavy metal band SandFrog. The 35-year-old Spiezio was entering the final season of a two-year, $4.5 million contract. He was released the same way most players are cut, for failure “to exhibit sufficient skill or competitive ability.” That means the Cardinals owe him this year’s $2.3 million salary plus a $100,000 buyout of a $2.5 million team option for 2009 — because of that, the likelihood of a grievance by the players’ union is small. Spiezio batted .272 in 119 games with 13 homers and 52 RBIs in 2006. Last year, he appeared in only 82 games due to injuries, illness and treatment, managing only four homers, 31 RBIs and a .269 average. When the Cardinals activated from the restricted list last September, Spiezio said, “I was out of control for a while. I learned a lot and I’m ready to start contributing in a good way now.”



Thursday • February 28, 2008


Sports’leaders don’t want help in steroids battle
Joseph White

WASHINGTON — David Stern was not about to back down. Summoned again to Capitol Hill to discuss whether Congress should get into the business of legislating drug testing in the major professional sports leagues, the NBA commissioner took exception to lawmakers’ remarks and stood up for his colleagues from the NFL, NHL and major league baseball. “This is an area where federal legislation is not necessary,” Stern told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. As big as Wednesday’s hearing was — it produced the rare sight of the four commissioners and their respective sports’ union heads sitting at the same table — it was upstaged by news from another panel. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Roger Clemens lied under oath when he denied using steroids and human growth hormone at a Feb. 5 sworn deposition and at a Feb. 13 hearing. There were no players at Wednesday’s hearing. Instead, the commissioners sat side-by-side with


Gary Bettman (NHL), Gene Upshaw (NFL Players’ Association head), Roger Goodell (NFL), David Stern (NBA), Donald Fehr (MLB Players’ Association head) and Bud Selig (MLB) meet before a Congressional committee to determine if Congress’help is needed in battling steroids in professional sports.
their sport’s union chiefs: Bud Selig was inches away from Donald Fehr; Stern was next to Billy Hunter. Then there was the NFL’s Roger Goodell and Gene Upshaw, and the NHL’s Gary Bettman and Paul Kelly. All tried to persuade skeptical lawmakers that their respective leagues had taken steps to thwart steroids use and were anxiously awaiting a dependable way to detect human growth hormone, preferably through a urine test and not a blood test. “In spite of the fact that they want to pronounce that they have it under control, I still think that it’s not fully under control,” said the subcommittee’s chairman, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-

Ill. “And we have to do more.” Baseball had the most to prove, having implemented a stringent steroids policy only in the last few years. The NFL began addressing the problem some two decades ago, while the NBA and NHL say the nature of their sports is such that steroids use is virtually nonexistent. All four leagues have toughened their drugs policies since 2005, when many of the same witnesses — including Stern — testified before the same subcommittee. Several bills were introduced in the House and Senate after that session, but none came close to becoming law. “Let’s get it right this time. ... Let’s go ahead and get something into law that is acceptable,” Texas Republican Joe Barton said. “It’s no fun having this hearing every two to three years.” That’s when Stern interrupted, breaching protocol to point out the progress that has been made. “The sports leagues HAVE gotten it right in the intervening three years,” Stern said. Rep. Marsha Blackburn was not fazed. “Mr. Stern, I would suggest that we have not gotten it right enough,” the Tennessee Republican said. “If we had gotten it right — if you all had gotten it right — we would not be here again today.”

David Carr released by Panthers; Muhammad returns

David Carr is out of work again. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft was released by Carolina on Wednesday, the same day the Panthers brought back Muhsin Muhammad for a second stint with the team. Carr signed a two-year, $6 million deal last year after being released by Houston, the team that made him its first-ever draft pick. He had a 58.3 passer rating with just three touchdown passes and five interceptions after replacing the injured Jake Delhomme and was eventually replaced by 44-year-old Vinny Testaverde and then undrafted rookie Matt Moore. “He did everything we asked, but

unfortunately it didn’t work out like anyone had hoped or expected,” general manager Marty Hurney said. Muhammad, who turns 35 in May, was the Panthers’ secondround pick in 1996 and spent nine seasons with Carolina before being released in a salary-cap move. He signed with Chicago and the Panthers struggled to replace him, leaving Steve Smith to face constant double-teams over the past few seasons. The Bears released Muhammad after he had just 40 catches last season. “I did talk to Steve and he felt like he needs another complement on the other side of him,” Muhammad said. “He kind of coerced me into coming

back. He welcomed me back with open arms. ... We’re excited about playing again with each other. We’ve always maintained our friendship outside of football.” It was another day of cuts as teams worked to create more room for the start of free agency at midnight Friday. Tampa Bay cut two veteran defensive linemen, Kevin Carter and Greg Spires, both of whom have Super Bowl rings. Carter, the first-round pick of the Rams in 1995, won his with St. Louis in 1999. He has 100 1/2 sacks in his 13-season career, which includes six years with the Rams, four with Tennessee, two with Miami and last season with the Bucs, for whom he started 14

games. He has never missed an NFL game, playing 208 and starting 203. Spires started 87 of the 89 games he played in his six seasons in Tampa Bay, and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Bucs in his rookie season. Linebacker Rob Morris and defensive tackle Anthony McFarland, both sidelined with injuries for most of last season, were released by Indianapolis. Morris, 33, a first-round pick by the Colts in 2000, hurt his left knee against Denver in Week 4 and missed the rest of the season. He sat out two games with an abdominal strain and then injured the knee against the Broncos in his first game back. He was due to make $1.2 million

this year and $1.6 million in 2009. McFarland, obtained in a trade from Tampa Bay in 2006, helped shore up the Colts’ run defense during their Super Bowl run. He tore a knee tendon in training camp last summer and missed the entire season. A first-round pick out of LSU in 1999, McFarland was due to receive $6.9 million in 2008. In other moves: • Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga resigned with San Francisco, agreeing to a five-year deal to remain at the center of the club’s 3-4 defense. Sopoaga, a fourth-round draft pick from Hawaii in 2004, had a breakthrough season in 2007, making a career-high 58 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.


Thursday • February 28, 2008


2 run to start the second quarter, Bellarmine took a 21-14 lead with 5:08 before halftime. Serra rallied at the end of the second quarter and trailed 27-23 at the break. In the third quarter, Serra’s Stephen Lumpkins took over, scoring 10 of the Padres’ 15 thirdquarter points. His first three-point play with 4:04 left in the period got the Padres within a point, 33-32. Ryan Allgrove’s 3-pointer from the right corner gave Serra a 35-33 lead. Serra led 38-37 heading into the final eight minutes and the teams battled back and forth all the way to the end. Lumpkins ended his stellar high school career with a game-high 20 points. He was the only Padre to score in double figures. Tom Leahy added eight while DeCossio and Tim Dunleavy had six points apiece. Harrison was the only Bellarmine player to score in double figures, finishing with 13. Ricky Bose chipped in with nine while Lavon Gray and Michael Clay each had eight points. “The kids battled. They gave me a great effort,” Rapp said. “I have nothing but pride for them. I hate to see them go out like this.”
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ease the scoring load off Bisordi. Margaret Dowling was the team’s next highest scorer with six points. Takara Burse provided excellent perimeter defense, finishing with five steals and six rebounds. “They could focus all their attention on Jaclyn,” Notre Dame coach John Paye said. “Unfortunately, there wasn’t one player on the team to step up and give us a scoring punch. For them to get that late basket (to end the second and third quarters) created a little bit of momentum for them.” So close yet so far. In a nutshell, that’s been Notre Dame’s season. The Tigers are on the cusp of a breakthrough, beating Valley Christian this season and nearly toppling Mitty twice. However, against the West Catholic Athletic League powers, they fell short because of their inability to generate offense at the most crucial moments. Against SI, just like it has done all season, Notre Dame found trouble in the second half as the shot clock was winding down. None of the players — with the exception of Bisordi on a couple of occasions — could create their own shot. Still, it was a season to remember, and Paye will miss his seniors, especially Bisordi. “Jaclyn’s always been a scorer,” Paye said. “She’s had some phenomenal games for us. It’s fun to watch her play when she’s putting the ball in the hoop. I thought Jaclyn got banged a couple of times (in the second half) and we didn’t get the calls.” With tears flowing, Bisordi reflected on her final high school game: “It was the best season so far not only because of the winning but the

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It would be the last points the Padres recorded. Bellarmine (18-9), meanwhile, closed out the game with a 8-0 run. “We needed one more basket down the stretch,” Rapp said. “And we couldn’t get it.” What killed Serra was a failure to take care of the ball when it counted most. The Padres turned the ball over 10 times in the second half alone, compared to just seven in the first half. The Bells also came up with six second-half steals. Serra’s lack of rebounding on the defensive end also hurt the Padres. The Bells out-rebounded the Padres 6-3 in the final quarter. “Some of our nemeses — turnovers, defensive rebounding — plagued us,” Rapp said. The matchup was the fourth time the two teams faced each other this season — and it’s easy to say they don’t like each other. A technical foul was called on each team, there was plenty of jawing going back and forth between the players, and as is usually the case when West Catholic Athletic League teams meet, physical as could be. Perhaps the fact these teams know each other so well contributed to a game in which the largest lead was seven points. By virtue of a 10-


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team atmosphere. That made it more enjoyable. We wanted to win this very badly. We wanted to taste NorCals, but it wasn’t meant to be.” Mitchell and released in December. After Clemens and McNamee stuck to their he-said, he-said stories under oath, it was expected that one or the other — or perhaps both — would be referred to the Justice Department for a criminal inquiry. Instead, only Clemens faces a possible perjury investigation, after the committee decided not to refer McNamee. “Not everybody can be right, and the preponderance of the evidence in this case points to the fact that Clemens’ comments are the most incongruous,” Davis told the AP. “We are asking Justice to see what was the truth and what wasn’t the truth.” The Justice Department may decide to pursue or ignore Congress’ request. Spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said the department “is reviewing the letter and has no further comment at this time.”


hearty congratulations. *** It’s always nice to know that people read the Sports Lounge. But when a coach confronts me about something I wrote, I always hope it’s about something positive. Tuesday after the M-A basketball game, M-A coach Phillip White comes out of the locker room, looks right at me and says, “You in the hat. You wrote that M-A would get their revenge against St. Francis and advance to the CCS finals.” Now I write upwards of five thousand words and roughly 10 stories or columns a week. I have a hard time remembering what I ate for lunch yesterday, let alone what I wrote last week. But it finally occurred to me that in the Sports Lounge last week after the CCS basketball playoffs were announced, I did write M-A would make the finals. Thank goodness. It’s always awkward when a coach calls you out for something you wrote about their team that was wrong. Or if you predicted a team to come up short in the playoffs.

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“The contradictions and conflicts in what Clemens had to say, as compared to what others had to say, raised the issues about him,” Waxman said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t think there was an issue about Brian McNamee, but there certainly were issues about Roger Clemens.” Waxman’s committee turned its attention to the matter because Clemens’ repeated and vigorous denials of McNamee’s allegations questioned the legitimacy of the Mitchell Report, prepared by former Senate majority leader George

when they win. It’s more of a, “ho-hum, we won again” reaction. That’s why it was fun to watch the Burlingame girls’ soccer team clinch its first-ever CCS soccer title Tuesday night. The girls — and the coaching staff — were genuinely stoked to be champions. All in all, it was a great scene — the stands at Valley Christian High in San Jose were packed with Burlingame fans. They were into it all game long and the players expressed their gratitude after the game when they came over to celebrate with their fans. I was especially happy for coach Phillip De Rosa, who built the program from the dregs of the Ocean Division to the top team in the section. It took 10 years to do it, but the ear-to-ear smile on his face after the game told the story. One of the best moments of the post-game celebration was De Rosa going over to the stands to get heart-felt congratulations from a contingent of Burlingame coaches. And it wasn’t just a limp-fish handshake. There were slaps on the back, rubs on the head and just overall

Nathan Mollat can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 3445200 ext. 117.



Thursday • February 28, 2008


BAY DIVISION Players of the Year Forward — Adrianna Ortiz (Burlingame) Midfielder — Shanelle Furner (Carlmont) Defender — Megan McKee (Woodside) Goalkeeper — Marie Torres (Burlingame) First Team Adrianna Ortiz, Jennifer Haggarty, Sara Fraser, Amanda Torres (Burlingame); Tamara Abinader (Carlmont); Lizzy Maggi, Caity Winterbottom (Aragon);Casey Finch (Menlo School);Haley Walker (Terra Nova); Deniz High (San Mateo); Callie Cain (Menlo-Atherton);Vanessa Garcia (Sequoia) Second Team Tina Arobio,Lauren Daley,Katie Webb (Burlingame); Ellen Ingebritsen, Taylor Duffner, Chelsea Brown (Woodside); Chelsea Biklen, Jessica Edwards (Carlmont); Nicole Killigrew, Laura Shields (Aragon); Lauren Brown (Menlo School); Miranda Bradley (Terra Nova); Gina Kiely (San Mateo); Gillian Cullan (M-A);Yvette Flores (Sequoia) Honorable Mention Laura Minkel, Cassandra Root (Burlingame); Emily Kruger,Marie Alftin (Woodside);Kelly Cunningham, Caitlin Kerwin (Carlmont); Abby Kirkup, Sarah Jacobs (Aragon); Madi Shove, Maggi Brown (Menlo School); Dionne Dettmer, Monique Rescino (Terra Nova); Kayla Haas (San Mateo); Stephanie Lee (Menlo-Atherton); Melissa Jenkins (Sequoia) OCEAN DIVISION Players of the Year Forward — Isharene Malave (Westmoor) Midfielder — Katie Schults (Hillsdale) Defender — Jackie Gonzalez (Hillsdale) Goalkeeper — Samantha Chan (Westmoor) First Team Lisa Kurpieski, Vanessa Gomez (South San Francisco);Hilda Mata (Half Moon Bay);Ashlen Attienza, Amanda Titus (Hillsdale); Stephanie Vaquerano, Madeline Graf (Capuchino); Holly Anderson (El Camino) Second Team Yajaira Tapia, Ashley Padilla (South San Francisco); Carrie Turgeon (Half Moon Bay); Elizabeth Castellon (Westmoor); Melissa Hastings, Sarah Walton, Jessic Durney (Hillsdale);Taylor Hill,Jamie Navarro, Alysaa Blandino (Capuchino);Mai Amas,Melissa Co, Hanna Johnson (Mills); Janet Castro (El Camino) Honorable Mention Ivette Martinez,Jazmin Garcia (South San Francisco); Becky Tamez (Half Moon Bay);Winny Chan (Westmoor); Nicole Hoffert, Hannah Berns, Toni Gunion (Hillsdale); Mary Bradford, Veronica Kontz (Capuchino); Gina Villegiatne, Alison Brocher (Mills); Keana Carter (El Camino)

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vs.Ottawa 7:30 p.m FSN

Atlantic Division New Jersey Pittsburgh N.Y.Rangers Philadelphia N.Y.Islanders W 37 36 32 31 30 L 21 21 24 25 27 OT 6 7 8 7 7 Pts 80 79 72 69 67 GF 171 190 166 192 158 GA 150 173 158 182 184


@Detroit 4:30 p.m. FSN

@ St. Louis 5:30 p.m. FSN


vs. Montreal 7:30 p.m. FSN-HD

Atlantic Division Boston Toronto Philadelphia New Jersey New York W 44 32 26 25 18 L 12 24 32 32 39 Pct .786 .571 .448 .439 .316 GB — 12 19 19 1/2 26 1/2



vs.Philly 7:30 p.m. FSN


vs.Portland 6 p.m. FSN-HD


@Atlanta 4 p.m. FSN

@Bobcats 4 p.m. FSN

CCS semifinals Division I No.2 Bellarmine 51,No.3 Serra 49 Serra 12 11 15 11 — 49 Bellarmine 11 16 10 14 — 51 SERRA (fg ftm-fta tp) — Lumpkins 9 2-2 20,Richardson 1 0-0 2,DeCossio 3 0-0 6,Allgrove 2 0-0 5,Leahy 2 4-4 8, Dunleavy 2 1-2 6, Zoucha 1 0-0 2.Totals 20 7-8 49.BELLARMINE — Harrison 6 1-2 13,Gray 4 00 8, Clay 2 4-6 8, Goudreau 1 2-2 4, Funkhouser 1 0-0 3,Bose 2 5-5 9,Brooks 2 0-0 4,Smith 1 0-0 2.Totals 19 12-15 51.3-pointers — Allgrove,Dunleavy, Funkhouser.Records — Serra 19-11;Bellarmine 189. Division V Semifinal At Santa Clara High No.3 Sacred Heart Prep 65,No.7 Thomas More 47 More 8 20 7 12 — 47 SHP 23 9 16 17 — 65 MORE — Riley 1 1-3 3, K. Corr 3 0-2 8, J. Corr 1 2-4 5,W.Hawkins 7 8-10 21,D.Hawkins 4 1-2 9.Totals 19 12-23 47.SHP — B.Taylor 3 0-0 7, K.Taylor 2 2-3 6, Lamb 1 0-0 3, Nakamura 2 1-2 5, Harris 3 1-2 7, Buono 9 5-6 23, Baloff 5 4-4 14.Totals 25 13-17 65. 3-point goals — Lamb, B. Taylor. Records — SHP 18-8,Thomas More 21-10.

THURSDAY Boys’tennis Valley Christian vs. Serra at San Mateo Elks Club, 2:30 p.m. Baseball Burlingame at Carlmont, Sequoia at Capuchino, 3:15 p.m.; El Camino at Serra,3:30 p.m. Junior College Baseball West Valley at Cañada, CSM at DeAnza, Skyline at Cabrillo,2 p.m. Junior College Softball San Francisco at CSM,3 p.m. Friday Baseball Los Gatos at Aragon,Mills at Serra,3:30 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball El Camino at Mills,11 a.m.;San Lorenzo Valley at Capuchino,noon;Washington at Aragon,2 p.m. Junior College Baseball Cañada at CSM,Mission at Skyline,noon Junior College Softball CSM at College of the Sequoias (DH),noon,2 p.m.

Southeast Division W Orlando 37 Washington 27 Atlanta 23 Charlotte 19 Miami 10 Central Division Detroit Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana W 42 32 23 22 22

L 23 30 32 38 44

Pct .617 .474 .418 .333 .185

GB — 8 1/2 11 1/2 16 1/2 24

Northeast Division W Ottawa 36 Montreal 34 Boston 33 Buffalo 31 Toronto 28 Southeast Division W Carolina 33 Washington 29 Florida 28 Atlanta 29 Tampa Bay 25

L 22 21 23 24 28

OT 6 9 6 9 9

Pts 78 77 72 71 65

GF 210 201 169 196 181

GA 192 181 167 182 203

L 16 26 34 35 36

Pct .724 .552 .404 .386 .379

GB — 10 18 1/2 19 1/2 20

L 28 27 30 31 31

OT 5 8 8 4 7

Pts 71 66 64 62 57

GF 196 181 178 170 179

GA 208 197 193 208 206

Southwest Division W San Antonio 38 New Orleans 38 Dallas 38 Houston 37 Memphis 14 Northwest Division W Utah 37 Denver 34 Portland 30 Seattle 15 Minnesota 12 Pacific Division L.A.Lakers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento L.A.Clippers W 40 39 34 26 19 L 17 19 22 31 36 Pct .702 .672 .607 .456 .345 GB — 1 1/2 5 1/2 14 20 L 17 18 19 20 43 Pct .691 .679 .667 .649 .246 GB — 1/2 1 2 25

Central Division Detroit Nashville Columbus Chicago St.Louis W 42 32 29 30 28 L 17 25 27 27 25 OT 6 8 9 6 10 Pts 90 72 67 66 66 GF 203 190 158 179 160 GA 145 189 170 180 176

CCS Playoffs Division III Semifinal No.2 St.Ignatius 51,No.3 Notre Dame 40 ND 14 13 6 7 — 40 SI 19 8 8 16 — 40 ND — Bisordi 8 6-8 26,Dowling 2 2-2 6,Burse 1 00 2, Howe 1 0-0 2, Heagy 1 0-0 2, Marinaro 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 8-12 40.SI — O’Connor 7 5-8 21,Hatch 3 1-2 7, Burns 1 1-2 3, McCarthy 3 2-4 9, Grady 1 2-2 4, Barrack 2 3-4 7.Totals 22 14-22 51.3-point goals — (N) Bisordi 4;(S) O’Connor 2,McCarthy.Field goals — ND (14-48), SI (22-41). Records — ND 18-12, SI 19-10.

L 21 23 28 42 44

Pct .638 .596 .517 .263 .214

GB — 2 1/2 7 21 1/2 24

Northwest Division W Minnesota 35 Calgary 33 Vancouver 32 Colorado 33 Edmonton 29 Pacific Division Dallas Anaheim San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles W 40 36 34 32 26

L 24 22 22 26 30

OT 5 9 9 6 5

Pts 75 75 73 72 63

GF 174 182 169 178 173

GA 174 181 160 178 193

Aragon 209,San Mateo 239 At Poplar Creek,Par 36 Aragon — Amol Mahal 39; Suket Mahal 40; Kyle Ikeda 40; Nick Lahoz 45;T.J.Murray 45 San Mateo — Matt Allen 41;Koda Kari 43;Mike DeGusta 44; Kyle Sewmarin 54; Kevin Brewer 57. Records — Aragon 2-0 PAL; San Mateo 0-1.

L 22 23 21 27 34

OT 5 7 8 5 4

Pts 85 79 76 69 56

GF 199 167 165 173 186

GA 164 163 153 172 212

Championship Games
Division II No.3 Menlo-Atherton (20-10) vs.No.1 Mitty (28-1), Saturday,8 Santa Clara University Division IV No. 2 Menlo School (22-7) vs. No. 1 Palma (20-7), Friday,4:45 San Jose State Division V No.3 Sacred Heart Prep (18-8) vs.No.1 Woodside Priory (24-4),Saturday, Foothill College

Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 8,Nashville 4 San Jose 4,Columbus 2 Minnesota 3,Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4,Florida 3,SO Chicago 1,Phoenix 0 Colorado 3,Vancouver 2,SO Thursday’s Games N.Y.Rangers at Carolina,4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston,4 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia,4 p.m. N.Y.Islanders at Atlanta,4 p.m. Phoenix at St.Louis,5:30 p.m. Chicago at Dallas,5:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton,6 p.m. Friday’s Games Washington at New Jersey,4 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo,4:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit,4:30 p.m. Minnesota at Florida,4:30 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay,5 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim,7 p.m.

Aragon 7,Woodside Priory 0 SINGLES — Miller d.Ross 6-2,6-2;Nayberg d.Khana 6-3,0-6,(10-8 super tiebreaker as third set);Lu wins by forfeit; Engleman wins by forfeit. DOUBLES — Mau-C.Yan d. Hickman-Montalvo 6-1, 6-0; Cheevers-Landis d.Ferino-Kovachv 6-3,6-2;Lucey-B.Yan d. Johnson-Halley 6-2,6-2.Record — Aragon 5-0. Serra 5,San Mateo 2 SINGLES — Talmadge (S) by default; Worley (S) d. Kasagi 6-4, 6-1; Ferrer (S) d. Lloyd 6-3, 6-2; Sagana (SM) d.Domanico 6-3,7-6 (2).DOUBLES — ObedinFerdon (S) d. Lee-Truang 6-1, 6-4; Madlambayan-Habr (S) d. Kneapler-Leloo 4-6, 6-3, 6-2;Louie-Okazaki (SM) d.Gogol-Zacharias 6-3,6-2. Records — Serra 5-2 overall. Tuesday Aragon 4,Half Moon Bay 3 SINGLES — Nerenberg (HMB) d. Miller 6-1, 6-0; Donahue (HMB) d. Abramson 6-3, 7-5; Anderson (HMB) d.Neyberg 6-3,7-5;Lu (A) d.Kawahara 6-4,61. DOUBLES — Kim-Klebe (A) d. K. Bachicha-L. Bachicha 6-4,3-6,(10-6);Engleman-Kress (A) d.LaverWolk 6-4,6-2; Mao-C.Yan (A) d.Fong-Zell 6-0,6-3.

Serra 12,Granada-Livermore 4 Serra 101 217 0 — 12 13 3 Granada 120 010 0 — 4 8 3 WP — Logan Scott.LP — Sa.HR — Palermo (S).2B — Maffei (S),Renda (S),Caldwell (S).Multiple hits — Cooper (S) 3, Maffei (S) 2,Renda (S) 2,Palermo (S) 2.Multiple RBI — Renda (S) 4, Palermo (S) 2, DePaulo (S) 2. Records — Serra 1-1; Granada 1-1. Burlingame 7,Monta Vista 0 Monta Vista 000 000 0 — 0 3 2 Burlingame 213 010 x — 7 10 1 WP — Gregory.LP — Estes.2B — Gregory (B).3B — Murray (B).Multiple hits — Murray (B) 2,Lenardon (B) 2,Gregory (B) 2, Diekman (B) 2. Multiple RBI — Gregory (B) 2. Records — Burlingame 1-2; Monta Vista 1-1. Menlo School 7,St.Ignatius 1 SI 000 001 0 — 1 5 1 Menlo 250 000 x — 7 12 1 WP — Adelman (6 IP, 5 H, 0 BB). LP — Eberl-Ressneck. 2B — (M) Mosbacher,Morris;(S) McWhinter,Murphy.HR — (M) Diekroeger. Multiple hits — (M) Mosbacher, Williams, Diekroeger,Umphreys,Morris;(S) McWhinter 3.Multiple RBIs — Diekroeger 3.

Division I No. 1 Carlmont (21-6) vs. No. 2 San Benito (22-5), Friday,6:30 San Jose State Division V No. 1 Eastside Prep (28-1) vs. No. 3 St. Francisc CCC (22-7),Saturday,noon at Foothill College

Wednesday’s Games Chicago 113,Indiana 107 Atlanta 123,Sacramento 117 Philadelphia 101,Orlando 89 Toronto 107,Minnesota 85 Boston 92,Cleveland 87 New York 113,Charlotte 89 New Orleans 120,Phoenix 103 Utah 103,Detroit 95 Denver 138,Seattle 96 Portland 82,L.A.Clippers 80 Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at New Jersey,4:30 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio,5 p.m. Miami at L.A.Lakers,7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Indiana at Toronto,4 p.m. New York at Atlanta,4:30 p.m. Charlotte at Boston,4:30 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland,4:30 p.m.


Thursday • February 28, 2008



Classic retreat

Inspired by the late-19th-century summer cottages along the East Coast, this versatile shingle-style design, Plan L-444-VACA, by Homeplans, part of Move, is suitable as a primary residence or as a cozy weekend retreat At the entry, a leaded glass door opens to a dramatic two-story foyer and turned staircase. The windowlined living area is warmed by a woodstove and boasts a comfortable space for unwinding. The simple yet functional kitchen

serves the dining area easily. Elegant double doors lead to the main-floor master bedroom, which boasts sliding French doors to the home’s screened porch as well direct access to a shared bath. Upstairs, two secondary bedrooms, both with high ceilings, share a full hall bath. The blueprints include plans for a detached two-car garage. The floor plan covers 1,442 square feet of living space. A downloadable study plan of this house, including general information on building costs and financing, is available on the Web at

Bedrooms:Three Baths:Two Upper floor:464 sq.ft. Main floor:978 sq.ft. Total Living Area:1,442 sq.ft. Garage:528 sq.ft.Exterior Wall Framing:2x4 Foundation Options:Slab To view hundreds of other home designs, visit

This home design is inspired by the late-19th-century summer cottages along the East Coast.
clothes, leading Gallagher to tell jurors that he returned to the Foothill Road home on foot after abandoning the Explorer, showered and fled again. After Whitney’s shooting, 10 different law enforcement agencies, including the state Justice Department, joined forces. Berkeley police picked up Watson two days later. Watson pleaded no contest to police evasion and was sentenced to four years in prison. In November 2005, Watson was due for release after serving nearly three years. Officers picked Watson up from prison after Thanksgiving and transported him directly back to San Mateo County to face the murder charge. District Attorney Jim Fox announced Feb. 26, 2007 he would not seek the death penalty for Watson, citing his age, prior criminal history and the murder’s circumstances.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: * or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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jurors that his client was not guilty simply because he has a criminal past and committed other crimes that summer. Boyarsky also argued that Whitney was more valuable to Watson alive because he was an easy target to be robbed of drugs and money. There are no eyewitnesses to Whitney’s shooting but prosecutor Sean Gallagher built his case on circumstantial evidence including a handful of unusual Egyptian bullets, a gold Ford Explorer belonging to a friend with whom he stayed that summer and which was reportedly spotted at the Millbrae murder scene, Watson’s own letters and the testimony of five people who claimed he threatened Whitney’s life the previous day. In the summer of 2002, former Aragon High School athletic star Watson was free from a

one-year prison stint for battery. He and Whitney ran in the same circles of acquaintances, most of whom used methamphetamine and some who were wanted on their own warrants. On June 17, 2002, law enforcement went after Watson, alleging he kidnapped his exwife at gunpoint, but abandoned a high-speed pursuit after deeming it too dangerous. She was released unharmed later that day. The next weeks were peppered with Watson sightings and alleged crimes while he eluded capture. On July 4, Watson allegedly broke into a Belmont home and robbed a couple before fleeing. During those weeks in the summer of 2002, Watson stayed with a series of friends in a handful of safe houses, using and selling methamphetamine and avoiding police. Five of those acquaintances testified that on July 8, 2002, Watson burst into an apartment with a knife and gun and zoomed in on Whitney. Watson, they said, told Whitney “I’m here to show you I can get you anytime” and warned both scheduled to be dedicated this year. For Narewatt it’s an opportunity to learn more about a topic she new little about previously. “I never knew anything about government in general,” she said. “I enjoy leadership. I like voicing my opinion. But now I get to see the government tie-in, what’s going on in general and how it affects me.” Ranals gains a new perspective on topics she sees daily — a process she described as exciting and fun. The pair first looked at the projects on

“the next time I see you alone you’re dead.” On July 9, 2002, Whitney was in his Yukon outside 187 Elder Ave. in Millbrae where he planned to follow through on a drug deal with the occupant. The occupant and two neighbors smoking on their porch heard a series of popping sounds. Whitney stumbled into the home bleeding profusely from the head and the neighbors testified seeing a gold Explorer with an open passenger window speeding down the street. Whitney collapsed without naming his attacker and was taken off life support the next day. Gallagher argued Watson borrowed the Explorer from a one of his acquaintances and later abandoned in on State Route 92 near Ralston Avenue when it ran out of gas. Criminalists recovered gun residue in the car. Egyptian bullet casings also found in the vehicle matched one found after Watson’s earlier apartment break-in and at the safe house where he’d been staying. That bullet was piled with Watson’s dirty paper. Ranals used blueprints and plans to show Narewatt the kind of details required for a park. There’s water, electricity and landscaping. Once at the linear park, Ranals was able to point out what those little lines represented — the little plants, a light-up sidewalk. There were even things that came up later like a pole placed in the middle of the walkway that can be removed in case an ambulance needs to travel down a paved path. Just the little outing opened Narewatt’s eyes to what the city oversees. Ranals mentioned how often, prior to working in her position,

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tor, will present her ideas. Ranals and Narewatt work together on the staff report to ensure any idea is realistic and funded. The pair began the day with a small tour of projects under way and soon to start like the centennial linear park and the recreation center at Orange Memorial Park —

she noticed things without really putting any thought into who should take care of a problem. The comment prompted Narewatt to ask about plants in an island on El Camino Real, an area the city maintains. “There are so many new things,” Narewatt said. “I had no idea.”
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.



Thursday • February 28, 2008


What to do in a power outage

It’s the force behind your heater, your lights, your TV and computer. It’s your power supply, and if you take it for granted, you might be left in the dark. When the lights go out, food also starts to spoil and heat and cold shut off — often in extreme temperatures, creating a health concern for children and the elderly. And what’s worse, sump pumps in basements and crawl spaces won’t operate when they are most needed to discharge storm water, which can lead to thousands of dollars of damage. Being without power for few hours is a nuisance. Not having power for days, weeks or even longer can be both costly and dangerous. The good news is that an automatic standby generator can return your home to full power within seconds. It works even when you’re not home. In contrast to a portable generator, an automatic standby generator senses an outage and begins to produce power immediately. There are no extension cords to plug in, gas tanks to fill or switches to flip. Even better news is that although automatic standby generators were reserved almost exclusively for hospitals, television and radio stations or the very wealthy, advances in technology have made automatic standby generators more affordable and available to mainstream

America. Automatic standby generators rank high o n Remodeling M a g a z i n e ’s annual “Cost vs. Value Report,” which measures the popularity and return on investment for h o m e improvement projects. Depending on the number of essential circuits required, homes can be protected for about $2,000 plus installation with an 8-kilowatt unit.

power, no pull cords to yank to start a generator motor and no potentially harmful carbon monoxide fumes due to the fact that the unit is permanently installed outdoors in a safe and secure location. In fact, most automatic standby generators look like the compressor for a central air conditioning system. With a little creative landscaping, you’ll never know it’s there.


Finding a fit
If you think an automatic standby generator might be for you, the first step is to determine what systems in your home you need or want to have powered during an outage. Although you can back-up your entire home, it is typically more cost efficient to back-up essential circuits, which can include some lighting (kitchen, bathroom, basement), a sump pump, a refrigerator and/or freezer, a television, a computer, a microwave, a garage circuit (to operate an automatic door opener) and a security system. You may also opt to include a home office, an electric water heater (or the electrical supply for ignition for a tankless or hybrid water heater), and a well or irrigation pump. The next step is to determine the amount of power (in watts) that each of the desired systems requires. Wattage may be listed on the product — if it’s listed in amps, multiply

How it works
Unlike a portable generator, which can be dangerous and difficult to operate, an automatic standby generator operates on your LP gas or natural gas supply. The generator monitors incoming voltage from the utility line and when power is interrupted, it senses a problem and transfers to standby power. Within seconds, the generator supplies electricity to the essential circuits you’ve chosen. When utility voltage returns, the electrical load is transferred back to the utility line. Sound pretty simple? It is. There are no levers to pull to activate

by 120. An electrical circuit is about 1650 Watts, a refrigerator 725, a furnace, 750, a water heater 4500-5500. To calculate lights, add the wattage of bulbs. Then add those numbers to establish the total amount of power needed, which, in turn, will determine the size of the generator needed in kilowatts (kW) — each kilowatt is 1,000 watts. Most residential automatic standby generators range in size from 8kW to 16kW (though there are smaller and larger units) and retail from between $2,000 to $3,500 plus installation. Leading brands have an “exercise”

mode, which will automatically start the generator motor on a regular predetermined schedule — typically weekly — to make sure the device is operating properly. Failure will result in a warning light or alarm, which will allow for necessary maintenance or repairs. Beyond regular “exercising,” the oil level should be checked regularly and other maintenance performed as suggested by the manufacturer.
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Thursday • February 28, 2008



Five simple ways to save energy
By Joan Brunskill

It’s easier than you think to paint your house “green.” Simple changes can save resources and energy — and perhaps slow global warming. A growing demand for energy efficiency topped findings from the American Institute of Architects’ home-design trend survey for the second quarter of 2007. The group’s chief economist, Kermit Baker, said the panel of 500 architecture firms found high demand for insulation panels, tankless water heaters, geothermal heating and cooling, and green flooring products such as bamboo and cork. Warren, Vt.-based architect John Connell, a member of the institute’s housing committee, said the No. 1 question he gets from confused homeowners is where to start. “None of the more sexy energy-saving installations — small windmills on the roof, photovoltaic panels, solar-water collectors — make any sense until you’ve done your insulation, weather stripping and other fundamentals,” he said. For the do-it-yourself homeowner, this is Connell’s five-point plan for easy, immediate action:

you can recycle bulbs containing mercury. If not, the EPA suggests sealing the bulb in two plastic bags and putting it in outside trash for normal collection.

First, with a compass, identify which windows face south and which north. Use insulating shades on those windows to keep heat in or out and slow the loss of energy, Connell said. You can open and close windows and shades to help heat or cool the house, depending on season and geographical location. “In the south, thermal shades work best on the outside, for a cooling effect in hot climates,” he said. They’d have to be made of materials that stand up to UV rays. “In the north, shades work best on the inside, for keeping heat in.”

Taking good care of appliances has a big payoff. “Everything in my life, including the car, could save energy, if I just maintain it properly,” Connell said. Clean your refrigerator’s ventilation grill. Have your boiler, furnace, air conditioning units and clothes dryer serviced thoroughly — especially if there are funny noises emanating from any of them.

Changing to fluorescent bulbs makes sense despite recent concerns about how to dispose of the small amount of mercury they contain. “If you put in compact fluorescent lighting today you won’t have to change those bulbs for a couple of years at least — and systems are quickly evolving to deal with disposal as more and more people do this,” Connell said. The Environmental Protection Agency is working with bulb makers and retailers to expand recycling and disposal options. Check with your local sanitation department to see if

Recycle heat
Recycle your heated clothes-dryer exhaust through an appropriate filter into your house. “It’s so simple. Go to the local hardware store and ask for a bypass filter — it’s just an 8-inch cube. You just need a screwdriver and the instructions are right on the package,” he said. “The bypass helps humidify and heat the house, while the filter still prevents lint and dust from getting into the air you breathe.” This change also helps prevent ice build-up and rot on the outside of the house where the exhaust is vented.

Simple changes can save resources and energy — and perhaps slow global warming. A growing demand for energy efficiency topped findings from the American Institute of Architects’home-design trend survey for the second quarter of 2007.
“Of course, it will also raise the moisture level in the laundry room, so remember to leave that door open.” “Weatherstrip every door and window in your house — the difference this makes is amazing if you’ve never tried it. Also check heat loss through mail slots, mechanical chases, chimney flues and outlets on exterior walls,” he said. “The reality is, you lose far more heat from your house through air leakage than from anything else.”

Connell called weatherstripping the first line of defense, in the sun belt or snow belt.



Thursday • February 28, 2008


How to get good fruit in any size yard
By Lee Reich

Fruits splashed all over the pages of nursery catalogs look as enticing now as they could taste in summer, so long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew. When planning what fruits to grow, make sure every plant has enough elbow room. A strawberry plant needs its one square foot of space and a full-size apple tree needs its 500 square feet. That space is needed to let every leaf bask in sun and bathe in breezes and so nourish plentiful and tasty fruits. Just how far apart to set plants depends, of course, on how big they’ll grow. The richness of your soil and your fertilizing, pruning, and watering all play a role. But the main determinant how big a plant will grow is its inherent, or natural, vigor.

being grafted onto a special dwarfing rootstock. Northblue, for example, is variety of blueberry that is naturally small, never growing more than a couple of feet high, while Bluecrop, another blueberry variety, is naturally larger, the bushes easily reaching six feet, or more, high. Another example: A single variety of apple, such as McIntosh, might be borne on a full-size, 25-foot-high tree if grafted on one rootstock, a 15 foot tree if grafted on a semi-dwarfing rootstock, or only a six foot high tree if grafted on a dwarfing rootstock. In this case, it is the rootstock, not McIntosh’s genetics, that determines eventual size. McIntosh fruits will taste identical from any of these trees. But the Northblue fruits are different from the Bluecrop fruits.

Bigger is not always better
With fruit trees, an advantage of dwarf over full-size is that they are easier to care for. You can do most or all your pruning, harvesting and other work with both feet on terra firma. Smaller plants are also just the ticket for smaller yards. And whatever the size of your backyard, you

Apples far from the tree
With some kinds of fruits, you can choose the inherent vigor of the plant you want, from dwarf to full size. A particular variety of fruit might grow on a naturally dwarf plant or it may be made dwarf by

can cram in more small plants than large plants. So instead of six bushels of fruit from one large McIntosh tree, you could harvest a couple of bushels each of Spigold, Mutsu, Gravenstein, and Macoun apples from four dwarf trees occupying the same space as that single large tree. Not only do you get more variety in apples, but, because small trees use sunlight more efficiently than large trees, you actually harvest more total apples. Or, you could expand your palette and your harvest season by planting a couple of dwarf apples, dwarf peaches, and dwarf plums in that same space. Still, one full-size tree better suit your needs if you enjoy cooking up and canning a big batch of applesauce all at once. Generally, large trees also tolerate drought, poor fertility and other adverse soil conditions better than dwarf trees. With age, a large tree develops a majestic quality and provides shade and limbs for climbing. And besides, for some kinds of fruits, you have no choice.

With fruit trees,an advantage of dwarf over full-size is that they are easier to care for.You can do most or all your pruning,harvesting and other work with both feet on terra firma.
feet apart, and small ones eight feet apart. If you plant more than a row of trees, allow more spacing between rows. Only half these distances are needed for planting adjacent to a wall or fence. Give bush fruits six foot spacing, except for strawberries and red raspberries, which need one and two-foot spacing, respectively. Blueberries and currants make attractive, edible hedges, in which case you could set plants as close as four feet apart to let them form a continuous row of plants. Consider lining a walkway with such a hedge, and you can graze as you walk.

And the numbers are...
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Getting carried away in the garden can lead to unexpected places
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

When Winthrop Baum wanted to improve the output of his beloved fruit trees, he became a beekeeper. He began with two hives in 1991 to pollinate his apple, peach, pear, nectarine and plum trees in Fairfield, Conn. Today, bees from 45 hives buzz among the trees and produce about 2,000 pounds of honey annually. An over-the-top solution? The 53year-old says that’s characteristic of him. “I’ve been known to take things a little far,” Baum says. Some people just can’t help getting carried away in the garden. A relaxing pastime becomes an obses-

sion, turning them into compulsive weeders, fanatic plant collectors or prolific growers. They find themselves devoting large amounts of time and resources to their green pursuits. “For many gardeners, once they get established in gardening, they find the thing that really affects them,” says Doug Oster, co-host of a radio show, “The Organic Gardeners,” and co-author of “Grow Organic” (St. Lynn’s Press, 2007), both with Jessica Walliser. “It really does become an obsession.” People may be attracted to plants for various reasons, says Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist with the National Gardening Association in South Burlington, Vt. Some like the science of growing them. Others appreciate their beauty.

Jeremy Wayne Lucas has sacrificed food, sleep and the company of loved ones for the sake of plants. A longtime gardener, he started to suspect that his hobby was taking over his life when his fiancée, Christina Anderson, accused him of loving his plants more than her. Lucas, of Jacksonville, Fla., had started buying racks of near-dead, discounted plants from a big-box store and taking them home to nurse back to health. He would normally pay $10 for a rack of 600 to 1,000 sick plants. Over the course of a year, he estimates, he brought home more than 100,000 plants. At times, his entire yard was covered with plant containers. Several times a week, he would make the 45-minute trek to the store, spend several hours load-

ing his van with plants and then drive 45 minutes home to unload. “I just got totally addicted,” the 57-year-old says. “Some of my friends were saying they couldn’t stand to watch me go totally crazy.” Lucas gave plants to friends, children, senior citizens and strangers. He would invite fellow gardeners over and offer them their pick. Even giving the plants away was addicting. “It was always fun to see people acting as if they were the kid in the candy shop,” he says. When the store changed its policy about selling sickly plants, Lucas’ buying binge came to a halt. He redirected his energies into an intensive gardening class and found a part-time job on the horticultural staff of the Jacksonville Zoo and

Gardens. But if the big-box store ever calls back, “I would do it again,” he says. Joy Scott of Pittsburgh indulges her plant obsession every spring, pulling most of the dishes out of lighted display cupboards in the kitchen and filling them with flats of seedlings. The tiny plants thrive under the lights designed to spotlight tableware, she says. “Pretty soon I’m going to be able to convince my husband to put in a greenhouse,” she says. Scott’s winter contribution to her garden is mulching her neighbors’ discarded Christmas trees, which she pulls from their garbage. Under the cover of darkness, she cruises the neighborhood looking for trees and loading one or two into her trunk.


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Maxim: ‘Reviews’were previews
By Erin Carlson

CENTURY PLAZA 10 • So. San Francisco • 742-9200
THERE WILL BE BLOOD (R) Fri.-Sun. 3:40, 9:50 Mon. - Thu. 3:40 VANTAGE POINT (PG–13) Fri.-Sun. 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 Mon. - Thu. 3, 5:15, 7:30 DEFINITELY, MAYBE (PG–13), Fri.Sun. 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 Mon.-Wed. 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 FOOL’S GOLD (PG–13), Fri.-Sun. 1:15, 3:55, 6:35, 9:15 Mon. - Thu. 3:55, 6:35 JUMPER (PG–13),Fri.-Sun. 12:35, 1:30, 2:50, 3:45, 5:05, 6, 7:20, 8:15, 9:35, 10:35 Mon.-Wed. 3:45, 5:05, 6, 7:20, 8:15 JUNO (PG–13), Fri.-Sun. 12:55, 5:45 Mon. - Thu. 5:45 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (R) Fri.-Sun. 4:10, 9:25 Mon.-Wed. 4:10 RAMBO (R) Fri.-Thu. 3:20, 8:10 STEP UP 2 THE STREETS (PG–13), Fri.-Sun. 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:05, 10:30 Mon.-Wed. 3:15, 5:40, 8:05 THE EYE (PG–13), Fri.-Sun. 1:40, 7 Mon. - Thu. 7 THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG) Fri.-Sun. 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20 Mon.-Wed. 3:05, 5:30, 7:55 WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS (PG–13), Fri.-Sun. 1, 7:05 Mon. - Thu. 7:05

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VANTAGE POINT (PG–13),Fri. - Wed. 11:50, 1, 2:10, 3:15, 4:30, 5:35, 7:20, 8, 9:55, 10:25 27 DRESSES (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 1:15, 4:10, 6:50, 9:35 DEFINITELY, MAYBE (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 11:55, 2:40, 5:25, 8:05, 10:35 FOOL’S GOLD (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:25 JUMPER (PG–13),Fri. - Wed. 12:35, 1:10, 2:50, 3:25, 5:10, 5:40, 7:25, 7:55, 9:50, 10:05 JUNO (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45 STEP UP 2 THE STREETS (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10 THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG) Fri.-Wed. 12:15, 12:55, 2:45, 3:20, 5:15, 5:45, 7:50, 8:10, 10:15, 10:30 THERE WILL BE BLOOD (R) Fri.-Wed. 12, 3:30, 6:55, 10:20

NEW YORK — Facing more criticism over rating albums without listening to them, Maxim magazine maintains it was previewing CDs in its March issue, not reviewing them, and the mistake was to include star ratings. Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the magazine had erred in presenting unreleased albums by the Black Crowes and Nas as reviews and judging them with stars. “I will be the last person to mince words here: This is a mistake,” Kaminsky said. “It’s a mistake that won’t happen again, but it’s not a mistake that appears in other parts of (the magazine’s entertainment section). ... There should be no blurry line between what’s a preview and what’s a review.” The fiasco started last week when the Crowes posted a statement on their Web site lashing out at Maxim for publishing a negative review of their new album “Warpaint” by a writer who hadn’t listened to the full disc. The assessment said: “They sound pretty much like they always have: boozy, competent, and in slavish debt to the Stones, the Allmans, and the Faces.” The band said such a verdict — twoand-a-half stars out of five — was impossible since advance copies of the

“I will be the last person to mince words here:This is a mistake ... It’s a mistake that won’t happen again ...There should be no blurry line between what’s a preview and what’s a review.”
— Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky

CD, out next Tuesday, weren’t made available. Kaminsky issued a statement apologizing to readers for the write-up and wavering from the magazine’s policy of only rating albums that have been heard in their entirety. Tuesday’s mea culpa wasn’t enough for the Crowes’ manager, Pete Angelus, who later responded that Maxim was doing “self-serving damage control.” “It comes as no surprise that Maxim has elected to apologize to their readers now that the world has been informed of their deception; however, that is not full accountability,” Angelus said Tuesday. In his interview with the AP, Kaminsky officially apologized to the Crowes — and again, to the readers. He said that to his knowledge, this was the first time Maxim had rated an album in a preview, under the heading “Playlist.” “We have often run previews, which are based on the fact that an album is coming out ... but (those in the March issue) should not have had star ratings

attached to (them),” he said. “There was a bit of a breakdown that led to that happening and I’m looking into it and, as I’ve said, we’ve already put measures in place to ensure that that will not happen again.” Rapper Nas told Wednesday’s New York Post that he was surprised that Maxim had given his unfinished album 2 1/2 stars. His representative said it has not been played for anyone, but the “preview” in Maxim described some of the music as “downright radio friendly.” Jason Fine, executive editor of Rolling Stone magazine, said its magazine reviewed the Crowes’ “Warpaint” only after listening to it: “We never review a record without hearing the whole thing.” Fine said magazines are hitting roadblocks nowadays since full albums are being held from reviewers because of piracy concerns. “It’s becoming more and more difficult for publications ... to review records because the big records are the most difficult ones to get,” he said.

Neverland ranch set for auction next month
LOS ANGELES — Want Michael Jackson’s merry-go-round? How about his locomotive, or his curtains? Those items and more could hit the auction block next month as the pop star’s Neverland Ranch will be put up for public sale unless he pays the more than $24 million he still owes on the property, according to a Tuesday court filing. Financial Title Co. filed the notice of trustee’s sale with Santa Barbara County Superior Court, setting the

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auction date for March 19. A spokeswoman for Jackson did not return a call for comment. Julie Wagner, a manager at the San Francisco-based title company, confirmed that Jackson’s property was set for auction.

CENTURY PARK 12 • Redwood City • 365-9000
CHARLIE BARTLETT (R) Fri.-Thu. 1:30, 4, 7:20, 10 ENCHANTED (PG) Fri.-Thu. 12:50, 3:50 THE SIGNAL (R) Fri.-Thu. 1, 3:30, 7:15, 10:10 WITLESS PROTECTION (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (PG) Fri.-Thu. 2:15, 4:50 MEET THE SPARTANS (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 7:50, 10:35 NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (PG) Fri.-Thu. 3:15, 9:55 RAMBO (R) Fri.-Thu. 12:35, 7:25 STEP UP 2 THE STREETS (PG–13) Fri.-Wed. 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10:05 Fri. - Wed. 12:25, 3:10, 5:40, 9:20 THE EYE (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 7:40, 10:20 THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE (G) Fri.-Thu. 12:45, 3:05, 5:25 THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG) Fri.-Wed. 1:40, 2:40, 4:20, 5:15, 7, 7:55, 9:40, 10:25 Fri. - Wed. 12:40, 3:20, 6, 8:40 WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 7:10, 10:15

New Eminem book planned for fall release
NEW YORK — Eminem is working on a book that’s “every bit as raw and uncensored as the man himself,”

BE KIND REWIND (PG–13), Fri.-Thu. 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 IN BRUGES (R) Fri.Thu. 12:10, 1:20, 2:40, 3:55, 5:15, 6:35, 7:50, 9:10, 10:30 PERSEPOLIS (PG–13), Fri.-Thu. 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (PG–13) Fri. - Thu. 1:25, 4:15, 7:25, 10 VANTAGE POINT (PG–13),Fri. - Thu. 12, 1:10, 2:15, 3:25, 4:30, 5:40, 7, 8, 9:20, 10:20 27 DRESSES (PG–13), Fri.-Thu. 4:10, 9:45 ATONEMENT (R) Fri.-Thu. 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15 CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR (R) Fri.-Thu. 1:15, 7:05 CLOVERFIELD (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 12:30, 5:05, 10:15 DEFINITELY, MAYBE (PG–13) Fri. - Wed. 12, 1:20, 2:40, 4, 5:20, 6:50, 8, 9:30, 10:35 FOOL’S GOLD (PG–13) Fri.-Thu. 1:45, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 JUMPER (PG–13), Fri.-Wed. 12:20, 12:50, 1:40, 2:30, 3:10, 3:55, 4:40, 5:30, 6:15, 6:55, 7:50, 8:35, 9:15, 10:10 JUNO (PG–13), Fri.-Thu. 12:05, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (R) Fri. - Tue. 1:35, 4:25, 7:30, 10:20 THE BUCKET LIST (PG–13), Fri.-Thu. 7:55, 10:25 THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP (PG) Fri. - Mon. 12:10, 2:45, 5:20 THERE WILL BE BLOOD (R) Fri.-Thu. 12:05, 3:25, 6:45, 10:05 UNTRACEABLE (R) Fri.-Thu. 2:35, 7:45

according to his publisher. Dutton Books, an imprint of The Penguin Group, a n n o u n c e d Wednesday that it would be publishing the best-selling rapper’s “The Way Eminem I Am” this fall. “It will be illustrated with neverbefore-seen photographs of Eminem’s home and life along with original drawings,” Dutton said in a statement.
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Activity Center, Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. $15 quarterly. You may bring your own laptop to any class. For more information and sign-ups call 326-2025. Ear acupuncture at Little House with Tim Nguen. Every Friday 11 a.m. to noon. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $25 for 30 minutes. For more information call 326-2025 ext. 230. ‘The Sky is Falling:’ A group exhibition on the theme of disaster. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SPUR Projects. 888 Portola Road, Portola Valley. For more information call 529-2040 or e-mail Know, grow and cut flowers. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. College of San Mateo. 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. $59. For more information call 574-6149. The lighthouse in California maritime history. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. College of San Mateo. 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Admission is $35. For more information call 574-6149.

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Mousing around computer classes. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Activity Center, Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. $15 quarterly. You may bring your own laptop to any class. For more information and sign-ups call 326-2025. Intro to computers computer class. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activity Center, Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. $15 quarterly. You may bring your own laptop to any class. For more information and sign-ups call 326-2025. Local writers read their stories. Community Room. 7 p.m. Redwood City Library. 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Free. For more information visit or call 7807026. FRIDAY, FEB. 29 Free income tax assistance for seniors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fitness Center 2, Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. For an appointment and a list of needed documents call 326-2025 ext. 230. Photo elements computer class. 10:30

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BORN TODAY: More than your share of opportunities will

present themselves in the year ahead, but unless you see them as good possibilities, you won’t capitalize on them. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and to live life to the fullest.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Guard against inclinations to

anticipate the worst, because that won’t do a thing except to impede your judgment and hold you back from participating in things that could bring you deserved happiness. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If everybody seems a bit difficult to get along with all of sudden, look in the mirror to find out who is causing it. Evaluate your own conduct to discover if your behavior is giving them justification. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Be realistic about determining the risks you are taking in proportion to what you hope to gain. If the odds are against you, especially with costly undertakings, back off and rethink your modus operandi. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Should your mate or a close cohort be a bit difficult to deal with, it wouldn’t hurt to back off and look the other way. You would want him or her to give you a little space if you were feeling contrary. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Tolerance, not finger-pointing, will be called for if you’re finding fault with everything and everybody. You may be right, but if you take the critical route, you could slam the door in your own face.

things will not go your way in acquiring something you want. Instead of bursting a blood vessel over it, focus your attention on winning tomorrow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Whereas earlier in the week you were forceful and bold, you may find yourself much more reticent and timid now. Your lack of drive is a momentary lapse; so take some time to recharge your energies instead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Most of the things that are worrying you at this time will never come to pass or unfold as you envision. Nothing will be gained from negative anticipation, but positive thinking can help a lot. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Although you are normally a giving person, for no good reason, you might be unduly tightfisted and stingy with those who have always been generous to you. Loosen up and open your fists. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you fail to make the most of what you have at your disposal because you don’t like what you have to work with, don’t expect to accomplish anything at all. When handed lemons, make lemonade. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Normally, you have the courage of your convictions, but if you discover this admirable quality is lacking all of a sudden, check out your thinking. Negative thoughts are apt to be dominating your positive ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Try to do without, and be sure not to ask to borrow something or request a special favor from friends. If they aren’t able to grant you the favor, both you and they will end up feeling embarrassed and humiliated. Copyright 2008, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.



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CLEANING Housecleaners needed. Excellent pay, company car, no nights, no weekends. Call Molly Maids (650)837-9788 Bilingual preferred. COUNTERPERSON/DRIVER - Francesco’s, Burlingame. Fast paced, and high volume deli/catering company seeks reliable Counterpersons & Delivery Driver, FT/PT M-F Days. Good communication skills, clean DMV, and experience a must. Contact Joe at (650)692-2711 or fax resumes to (650)692-3354.

Home Sweet Home Care (650)556-9906
EMBROIDERY MACHINE operator, busy Burlingame company needs production oriented person. Sewing experience a must. Exp. preferred. Call (650)697-7550. HAIR SALON Grand Opening! Looking for manicurist, hairdresser, Skin Care Specialist., (650)556-1787.

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

110 Employment
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED! Full-time, Mon-Fri in Atherton. Complete cleaning, family laundry, organization & errands. Must have 3+ yrs of experience in private homes & knowledge of fine furnishings & surfaces. $20-25/hr T&CR (650)326-8570

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110 Employment
RETAIL LUMBER SALES/DRIVER Must have some lumber experience & clean DMV record. Class B license a plus. Full time position, includes benefits. Position requires to work some Saturdays. Computer skills also a plus. 1061 Howard Ave., San Carlos (650)593-8041.


180 Businesses For Sale




Immediate Openings OBRA experienced needed RN, LVN, CNA, RNA, MR, SS, MDS, DSD, AD, Diet Cook, Diet Aide
Able to read, write & communicate with the elderly


$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.

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

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

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

Securitas has immediate openings at prestigious client sites throughout the Peninsula. All positions require applicants to be 18 yrs old, have a H.S. diploma/GED, access to reliable transportation, and valid driving license. Current CA Guard Card a plus. We train! Apply Online at: apply under SAN MATEO, CA branch

203 Public Notices
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #225363 The following person is doing business as: Network Group, 631 Edinburgh Street, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: James R. Crutchfield, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ James R. Crutchfield / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08)

210 Lost & Found
DOG LOST - 2 Choc. Toy Poodles, 1 blind. Taken from vehicle near Cliff House in SF April 25. Substantial reward for recovery of these beloved pets. (415)564-6735. 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 CAT - Black, domestic, short hair, male, 18 lbs, green eyes. Cut on top of left ear. Name is Crow. (650)570-3032. LOST COCKATIEL - “Iolana” Yellow, grey & pearl with orange cheeks. Reward. Call (310)493-8925 or wk# (650)624-3116. 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. YORKSHIRE TERRIER - Lost 7/12 Santa Clara/Pruneridge, $2500 Reward, Call (408)204-6849.

298 Collectibles
COMIC BOOKS mint condition. Shadow Valiant plus more, 20 for $15 all. Call (650)207-2712. DOLLS - African American, all different, nicely dressed, $5. each, 20 left (650)583-6269 EASTER BARBIE - with Kelly doll on easter egg hunt, with box, mint condition, $10. (650)583-6269. FOOTBALL CARDS Uncut sheet, factory set, box, binder and pages $15 all (650)207-2712 JACKIE GLEASON 12 volume box set lost honeymooners vhs $20/all. (650)348-1571 JIM BEAM bottles, many shapes & sizes, from $10.up, (650)364-7777 MAD MAGAZINES (17) from the Early 70's $20 for all. (650)348-1571 OXBRIDGE CAPITAL INC.

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Å FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 225208 The following person is doing business as: Praviaweb Services, 929 Oakes St. Palo Alto, CA 94303, is hereby registered by the following owner: Mukul Agarwal, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Mukul Agarwal / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/14/08, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08). Å FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 225093 The following person is doing business as: Pacific Tile, 870 Cabot Ln, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404, is hereby registered by the following owner: David Gluck, same address. The business is conducted by Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/20/08. /s/ David Gluck / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 01/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/14/08, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #225205 The following persons are doing business as: 2 Peas in a Pod, 547 Walnut St., San Carlos, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owners: Peter COleman McCutcheon & Pamela Blake Giacosa, same address. The business is conducted by Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Peter C. McCutcheon / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08)

NEW TRAINING FOR SOLAR JOBS Get into this industry early! Scholarships available based on income. 8 wks of daytime training in Menlo Park. March 3rd … May 2nd (8:30am-3:15am) For Bay Area focused entry-level PV Solar Installation Training. Call 650-330-6400.

EOE M/F/D/V PPO#14827

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

SERV-ALL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY 293 El Camino Real, San Bruno 94066 (650)589-0315 Fax (650)589-4170 Email INFO@
SOCIAL WORKER - MSW needed for 100 bed SNF in Millbrae. Apply at 33 Mateo, Ave., Millbrae (650)583-8937 EOE SPORTS INTERN The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for sports interns. Interns compile statistics & perform other administrative duties while participating in the fast-paced news room of San Mateo County’s best newspaper for local sports. Familiarity with sports, particularly local prep sports, is a plus. To apply, please submit a resume, any relevant clips and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in local sports journalism and the Daily Journal. Send your information via e-mail at or by regular mail to: 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402. No phone calls please. TEACHERS - preschool and aides (can train to be teacher) Temp-Perm. Call Ernesto, Temp Care (650)573-8367

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #224953 The following person is doing business as: Baywood Flooring Inc., 1001 Continentals Way, Apt. 102, Belmont, CA 94002, is hereby registered by the following owner: Baywood Flooring Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ N. Delgio / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 01/28/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08)

Coins, old jewelry
Scrap buying

Free appraisals
STAMP COLLECTION - Worldwide or US stamp collection, free albums, $90. (415)225-4770.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 225508 The following person is doing business as: NS Express, 415 Littlefield Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080, is hereby registered by the following owner: Tuan Van Ngu, 6544 Alyssa Dr., San Jose, CA 95138. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Tuan Van Ngu / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/25/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08, 03/20/08).

294 Baby Stuff
BABY CRIB - excellent condition, light wood, with mattress $80. (650)283-4521 BABY CRIB Traditional white $25., can deliver, (650)578-8061. BABY SWING Fisher Price, rain forest, portable $40, (650)771-1842 STROLLER - Double tandem Peg Perego Stroller. Navy blue, good condition, $140. obo (650)726-8656.

299 Computers
COMPUTER PENTIUM, network ready, Windows XP $100. 650-350-1806. EPSON PRINTER - Stylus color 800, $30. (650)312-1628 MAC 8600-300 Computer with monitor, $50,(650)312-1628 MONITOR, 17”, model Optiquesto #Q73 $20. (650)290-1438. SCANNER - Umax 600S, $30. (650)3121628

295 Art
MARCO SASSONE oil on canvas painting, “The Gate,” $17,000. Charles Lavier oil on canvas, “Femes,” $2,350. Call (510)409-2861.

NOW HIRING CAREGIVERs & CNAs for San Mateo &/or Santa Clara Counties. Competitive Pay & Great Benefits! Call LivHOME: (800) 417-1897

NURSE CNA, HHA and experienced caregivers who drive. Hourly overnight and live in. Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Call 1 (800)631-6550 Service, repair, re-pipe, redels, minimum 4 years experience needed. Call (650)533-4388 PLUMBING - Est company 21 years. Hiring Plumber Trainees. Self motivated employees. Med Dental Pd 401K Contact Jim, 408-640-6900 POST OFFICE now hiring. Average pay $20/hr, $57K/yr., includes Federal benefits, Overtime offered by exam services, not AFF w/USPS who hires. (866)533-3804

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


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #221266 The following persons are doing business as: Airway Express & Hyundai Express SF, 801 Mahler Rd #117, BURLINGAME, CA 94010, is hereby registered by the following owners: Dae Hyun Kang, and Young Ran Koh, 2385 Bourbon Ct, South SAn Francisco CA 94080. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Dae Hyun Kang / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/15/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/21/08, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 225369 The following person is doing business as: E&J Properties, 2714 Hillside Dr BURLINGAME, CA 94010, is hereby registered by the following owner: Edward Barisone, same address. The business is conducted by an Individuals - husband and wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 3/1/08 /s/ Edward Barisone / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 02/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 02/28/08, 03/06/08, 03/13/08, 03/20/08).
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: 02/14/08 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: AP ABELLON, INC. The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1133 Industrial Rd., Ste. E San Carlos, CA 94070-4106 Type of license applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE San Mateo Daily Journal February 21, 28, & March 6, 2008

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. KENMORE REFRIGERATOR - side by side, white, excellent condition, H:69 W:35 D:31 $100., (650)591-6835 MENS LEATHER jacket, dark brown, extra large, excellent condition. $60. Millbrae (650)692-6798 MICROWAVE GE Profile, White, over the range model, paid $500., Asking $95. Call (650)856-7949. MICROWAVE SHARP carousel, compact type, looks and works great. $20 (650)290-1438. REFRIDGERATOR - 2 yrs old, 60 inches high, $25., (650)286-1292. VACUUM CLEANER Bissell like new, 2 in 1- includes upright and removable canister $99. 650-573-0162.

300 Toys
CHILD’S KARTS with pedals-no engine aka Kettler Kettcar for ages 5 … 11 years in very good condition with a hand brake. $90. email:

302 Antiques
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 PERSIAN RUG, authentic & hand knotted. Gorgeous, 10X13, excellent condition! Must see! $875. Call (408)8253878. SCHOOL DESK - Antique, excellent condition, St. Matthew’s, metal & wood, $95. obo (650)349-6059

303 Electronics
DENON RECEIVER AVR800 amp and Sony CD player. $75. (650)286-1292 HI-FI SPEAKERS 3 component system exc qualty, 100 watts rms, acoustic research $75 obo (650)533-7003 Evenings 7:30p-8:30p JVC RECEIVER - Vintage JR-S301, nice with large meters. $50. (650)255-8512. MAGNAVOX 19 inch color Stereo TV. Including Panasonic DVD, CD player, new, excellent condition! Bought $250 Selling for $75 (650)533-7003 Evenings 7:30p-8:30p Pioneer Laser Disc Player plus 12 free discs, collector’s item! $75. Call (650)364-0117. PLAYSTATION 1 with 13 games, 2 controllers, and 1namco gun controller. $35. (650)796-1646 RCA 4 HEAD VIDEO SYSTEM, model VR512A, used 6 times, with cable manual and remote, $50., RWC, (650)3676221 TV - 27” Color with remote control, perfect condition, $80, (650)368-3037.

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RESTAURANT - counter position
lunch and dinner shift weekends. Apply at: Harry's Hoffbrau, 1297 Chess Dr. Foster City. RESTAURANT - Host Hostess for dinner and server for dinner and late night. Call (650)583-8020, I-Hop in SSF, 316 S. Airport Blvd.

THE BEST OF THE WEST MONARCH GRAND VACATIONS San Mateo Sales Associates Tour Guides 3 days a week, Fri, Sat & Sun Base, Bonuses, Benefits To $1,500 wk or MORE! Call Phil, (760)275-6366

Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.

297 Bicycles
EDDY MERKX Blue 55 cm. complete bike. $700. Call (925)875-1696.

298 Collectibles
1950 MOVIE collection includes Jimmy Stewart and James Dean, (47) $2 ea vhs 650-873-4030

115 Volunteers Needed
TECHNICIAN - needed at “Any Appliance Repair” looking to service Peninsula Bay Area. Work on salary or commission. Own car & tools needed. Mon-Sat. Call (650)342-8686.
VOLUNTEERS - Advocates For Children seeks volunteers for children in foster care. Please call (650)212-4421 or go to our website

70'S-90'S GIANTS, 49ers sports memorbiala. 10 items $15 all. (650)207-2712. BARBIE DOLLS - Clean & nicely dressed, good condition, $2. each, 50 available, (650)583-6269.

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to:

DISNEY MOVIE Collection (44) VHS $2 each. 650-873-4030

TV - 27” with remote controller, Sale:$50_very good condition. (650)2782702


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304 Furniture 307 Jewelry & Clothing
MEN’S DIAMOND RING - 14K gold, size 7 1/2, Asking $850/obo. (650)274-6001. PAY TOP $ - We buy Gold, Diamonds, Rolex, Fine Watches, Platinum, Silver & Gold coins. $350 & up! Please mention the Daily Journal. (408)241-3755. ROLEX - 18 ct stainless datejust, 2 yrs. old, like new, $3,500. (408)209-8110. WOMAN’S 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.

311 Musical Instruments
KNABE MAHOGANY Console Piano. 1 owner. $1,500/obo. (650)994-7537, (650)892-1287. 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, 5’8” beautiful walnut cabinet, excellent condition, $4,000 (408)323-8398 or (408)712-4444. SQUIRE STRATOCASTER Guitar. Very Nice! Like New, With Squire amplifier, $300 or make offer. Please Call (650)348-6428.

318 Sports Equipment
WILSON US OPEN tennis bag. Holds 3 racquets. Brand New $30. Call(650)7229212 or email:

435 Rental Needed
MATURE, RESPONSIBLE & clean woman seeks room to rent in friendly & clean household or apartment with family or single person. Can do some work for exchange, $500-650 mo., Call Kathy @ (650)716-7371.

450 Homes for Rent
SAN BRUNO - 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $2,250., Fresh paint, spacious living room with fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, 2 car garage, no pets please. (650)697-1151. UPDATED SAN MATEO - 1540 Church Ave., 3BR/2BA, $2,400/month, 2 car garage, no pets. Contact:

BEDROOM SET, bought for $1,400. Selling for $800. Call (650)245-8209 or 650-571-5922. CANE BACK Arm Chair, poke-a-dot, black and white, upholstered seat. $25.(650)996-0206. CARVED MIRROR extra large, ready to hang $100. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 CARVED MIRROR extra large, ready to hang $100. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 COUCH - Brown leather, like new! Originally $2400, Sell for $950. Call (415)7135673. DESK - Large, nice & sturdy with 5 side drawers & 1 center, $19, Millbrae/SFO. (415)515-1562. DESK/ BOOKCASE Combo. Danish modern, teak finish. Excellent Condition. $50. (650)692-1566. DINING TABLE round 72 inch with 4 swivel vinyl chairs, SOLD! DINING TABLE with hutch. 10 chairs, 2 extra leaves. Danish Teak. $2,750. Call 650-947-0107. FOLDING TABLE: 2 for $12 each. (650)278-2702 FRENCH PROVINCIAL living room set includes Couch, Love Seat and Marble Table. Exc. Cond. Originally $10,000. $3,000 obo (408)779-0571. LIVING FURNTURE & kitchen table w/chairs $75/all obo, SOLD!!! LOVE SEAT, Italian Leather, ivory color, excellent condition! $295., obo, SOLD! POWER CHAIR Like new (Jazzy) Paid $4,600. Sell $750. (408)244-8588. RECLINER CHAIR $50., 2 Arm Chairs $25 each, Desk $25., (650)286-1292 ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. 415-5853622 ROLLAWAY BOOKCASE/DESK, solid wood, w/ chair (on wheels), superb, $75. (415)585-3622. SOFA - 3 seats, checkered brown material, good condition, SOLD! SOFA, BLUE floral, 92” long, good condition. $ offer. SOLD! SOLID OAK HEADBOARD - custom made king size of light oak, SOLD! WHITE TABLE from IKEA $25. SOLD! WROUGHT IRON CHILDRENS Icecream palor chairs (5). Old, excellent condition $99/set obo. 650-345-2450.

322 Garage Sales

1730 South Grant St X street = Concar SAT MAR 1, SUN MAR 2 10am to 4pm Furniture, housewares, computer and antiques.

440 Apartments

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 REDWOOD CITY - $550/mo. furnished room, includes utilites, Dish TV & parking. Private entrance, small garden. Mobile home cottage, share with quiet senior. Seniors preferred, all welcome. (650)369-9045.

308 Tools
PAVING MACHINE, new motor and tracks, just like new! $11,000/obo. Call (559)994-0624. SIZHUOKA CNC Bandit Control $5,000 or best offer. (408)889-3773.

312 Pets & Animals
CAGE - Colorful, for small animals, carry case included, like new $25 (650)7849526.

Make money, make room!

309 Office Equipment
COPY MACHINE TONER for Panasonic DP2310 or 3010. Full case available. Make offer. (650)344-5200 Jerry 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.

314 Tickets
49ER SEASON tickets. 4, end zone, sect. 5, upr. box, row 5. Face value. $2,048. So. Carolina (843)237-8839.

List your upcoming garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, clearance sale, or whatever sale you have... in the Daily Journal. Reach over 58,450 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. It’s only $49 / $69 for up to three days. Call (650)344-5200

480 Shared Housing
RENTAL SHARE completely furnished home, WD, large yard, dog ok. 875.00 Mo for one mature person and dog. Call 650-533-4388

316 Clothes
2 PAIRS Capezio tap shoes, size 5 1/2, $75 for both, (650)345-2530 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 LADIES L.L.BEAN Barn Coat, Size M, New, Tan Color, $35.00. (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 LOVELY High Quality Sun Dresses. Like new. Size 6-8 (2) for $25/obo. Call 650854-5969 MENS SNOW boots size 10/10 1/2 $25 650-341-1861. 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. 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

500 Storage

310 Misc. For Sale
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 BOOKS - Current Stephen King mystery books, hardcover, $6.ea., (650)364-7777 BOOKS - History, art and health etc., ex. cond $1 each 30 total, (650)592-2648 CLOTHES RACK - sturdy 2 sided style bought from clothing store, SOLD! COPY MACHINE TONER for Panasonic DP2310 or 3010. Full case available. Make offer. (650)344-5200 Jerry ELEVATOR - (In box, 2 story stainless 10X10 Canton), paid $130K, sell $75K obo. (480)833-4299. FICUS TREE - 7.5’ in large container, $30., (650)593-2624. FLORAL CENTERPIECE, holds 3 candles, silver plated, made in England, changeable, $20. (650)591-0145 after 3:30pm J.A. JANCE Books 5 hardbacks $3 each 9 paper $1 each 650-341-1861 JAMES PATTERSON Hardback Books (4) $4 each, (650)341-1861 LEATHER TRASH can $25, Umbrella stand $25, 1940 cash register $50. 650-400-0526 MANICURIST CABINET with drawers, excellent condition, $35., RWC (650)3676221 NORDIC TRACK X-Country Skiing Machine - All Hardwood, Like New, $99. (650)345-4024. PUZZLE EXCELLENT cond, $2. Call 650-574-7743 SAMSONITE Garmet Bags. $25 or two for $40. (650)996-0206. SONY TAPE & CD player 2 speakers standing on 4ft platform includes storage for 50 CD's $85., (650)592-2648. STORAGE SHED - 8 x 12. Metal exterior, must dismantle & haul. $25 (510)489-0599. VENDING MACHINE - for bottles & cans. Works great! Holds 7 different sodas, $350. (650)537-9457. VINYL MINI blinds, white, never used. 35w X 64l. $10. (650)345-2350 WALL CLOCK - $95. (650)592-2648. WATER PURIFIER - Under counter model, used, with new parts. paid $500, sell $30/obo. (650)873-1608. WOOL BLANKETS - 2 thick blue twin size, good condition, SOLD.

335 Rugs
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.

338 Farm Equipment
KUBOTA L3010 Skip Loader 4X4, 32 horsepower, great shape, $13,000. Call (831)801-4490.

513 Investment Property
APARTMENTS - 7 Property Portfolio, 279 units, prices range from $3.3m to $9.85m. Marin, Sonoma, Napa Counties. (415)320-3030.

345 Medical Equipment
DISPOSABLE UNDERWEAR for men and women, 18 per package. $6 each. (650)364-1243

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 58,450 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200

379 Open Houses

306 Housewares
BEVERAGE SET - 7 piece, brand new in box, great gift. Brown stoneware incl. 4 mugs, sugar & creamer, coffee/tea pot. $17. (650)578-9208. BREAD MACHINE, deluxe (welbilt instruction book)used once $25. Redwood City. (650)367-6221 CHRISTMAS KITCHEN COOKWARE superb, roasting pan, stainless steel pot, cookbook, $30., (415)585-3622 COFFEE MAKER - 12 qt. stainless steel, never used, automatic timer, $75. (650)368-3037. COMFORTER FULL size includes pillow cases, shams, sheets and bed skirt, bought @ Mervyns excellent condition $30. 650-533-1078 DUVET BEDSPREAD COVER - new $30, beige & brown satin print, (415)5853622 MEAT SLICER - Rival, $25., RWC (650)367-6221 OASIS DISPENSER - hot and cold water dispenser, excellent condition, $60., call (415)203-0464. OVENWARE - 12 piece set, brand new, incl. casserole w/ cover, pie plate, deep dish, loaf, round & general. Rust color, $22. (650)578-9208 PAMPERED CHEF covered clay baker, New Baking Bowl and Deep Dish Baker, Made in USA. Cook almost fat free. $30. Please call: (650)961-9652 PILLOW, BEAUTIFUL, 65 inches, square, never used, for kids or pets, $25. (650)368-3037 SHRINE GLASSES Assorted, 12, $15 for all. Cash. (650)593-9481.

317 Building Materials

General Construction Indoor & Outdoor Remodeling Cabinets, Granite, Tiles, Floors, Vanities, Windows, Doors & Moldings

List your Open House in the Daily Journal. Reach over 58,450 potential home buyers & renters a day, from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Just $49 / $69 for up to three days. Call (650)344-5200
HILLSBOROUGH WEST Apartments Walk to Crystal Spring Shopping, 1 bed available starting at $1375., 2 bed $1675., (650)341-1255. REDWOOD CITY - 50 Redwood Ave., 1 bed/1 bath. All electric & appliances included. $995/mo., RENTED! REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177.

(888)823-3808 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. FOOTBALL JERSEY, Deion Sanders, Size XXL, Nike $40 Call (650)834-6300. GOLF BAG - Titleist.$50. Also, various individual clubs. Call for details, (650)722-9212, GOLF BAG clean $17 Taylor, Golf clubs available $4-5 each. 650-349-6059. GOLF BALLS - clean used golf balls, all brands, $25 for a bucket of 250 balls, (650)339-3195.

ALFA ROMEO ‘89 Spider low miles. AC, 1 owner. Great condition. $5,900/obo. (510)719-7574 AUDI ‘01 A4 QUATTRO, black/black, 6 cyl, $12,888. #8114T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

AUDI ‘04 Allroad 2.7T

380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.

Silver grey, nice condition. 41K miles. Sat radio, tow bar. All svc records. Tires/brakes recent. TT so goes like the wind! $29.5K/bo. (650)279-0430
BMW ‘03 325i Sedan, immaculate, topaz blue metallic exterior, black leather interior, premium & sports package, 66K miles. $18,500/obo. (415)8618152. Full financing available. (877)566-6686. (#21535) BMW ‘93 Sedan, automatic, 200K+miles, perfect condition, smogged, well maintained, $2,200. Pacifica. (650)359-0402 BMW ‘94 325 IS, silver, new computer, new tires, $3,850 obo. (650)400-4478. BUICK ‘98 LeSabre, 84K mi., fully loaded, 1 owner, all records, $6,100. (650)871-8950.

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CALL OR E-mail for details (650)771-5338 Newer racquets only!
ROLLER BLADES size 8 excellent condition $12. Includes three knee & elbow pads $3/pair. (650)367-6221 SKI, Elan GC Carbon Reflex Gap 45.3 Technology 180 W Tyrola 540 Bindings. 150.00 $ Call (650)722-9212 TREADMILL EXCELLENT $300 obo. 650-558-8224 condition

311 Musical Instruments 307 Jewelry & Clothing
ENGAGEMENT & Wedding Band Set. $7,775. Value $14K+. Never been worn. For pix and details, call (707)616-3159. JEWELERY DISPLAY Box with plexiglass Top & Lockable. $30. Call (415)587-2255. BALDWIN PIANO, walnut, console, excellent condition! $800. (650)349-9151

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

GUITAR - Full maple flamed Resonator Guitar. Gold hardware, retails for $2,500., asking $800. as new, (650)3486428.

450 Homes for Rent
SAN MATEO - 3 bed/1 bath, 2 car garage. Parkside area, RENTED.

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620 Automobiles
CADILLAC ‘94 Eldorado, includes brand new $3K Transmission! Lots of new parts! 100K mi., $6500, (650)630-0647. CHEVROLET ‘00 Tahoe Limited edition, good cond., fully loaded, Must Sell! (415)902-5441 CHRYSLER ‘05 Crossfire, Alabaster white,leather, alloy wheels, 12K mi., factory warranty, mint condition, very classy & sexy. $27K, (760)567-4225. CHRYSLER ‘06 PT Cruiser GT, 4 cyl, cream/gray, $16,888, #8204T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. Call (650)365-5000 CHRYSLER ‘93 LeBaron. Good Condition. $3,500. Call (650)952-4590. CHYRSLER ‘01 XL1, Runs Clean. $12,000. (650)871-6271. Good,

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620 Automobiles
HONDA ‘04 Accord LX, AT, 5,500 miles, good condition, like new, $19,500. (650)364-1082. HONDA ‘05 CIVIC hybrid, gray and beige, 28K miles, $15,598. #7799T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 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. $19,000. Call (650)208-8074. JEEP ‘86 Grand Wagoneer, Loaded, 120K, Well kept, $3,950/obo. Call (510)690-1950 LEXUS ‘07 ‘GS450H 450H HYBRID, pearl/beige, $52,888. #8086P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA ‘06 MX-5 Miata, silver/saddle, 4 cyl, $19,995. #8050T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MERCEDES ‘03 CL 55 AMG Silver, beautiful condition! A must sell. $45K (415)215-1937. 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.


620 Automobiles
MERCEDES ‘97 - E420, Dark blue, V8, Bose. Orig owner 46K mi., Very clean, see to appreciate. (408)559-4836. MERCEDES-BENZ’89, 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 ‘07 Altima, gray/black, 4 cyl, 18K miles, $16,995. #8151P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘93 ALTIMA, 4 door automatic, manual transmission $1,895/obo. (650)345-2869. PONTIAC ‘04 Grand Am SE2, V6, Granite gray, leather. 22K Miles, Exc. Condition. $14,000. (650)361-8687 PONTIAC ‘06 G6 SE1, blue/black, 6 cyl, 37K miles, $13,888. #8144P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 PONTIAC ‘95 TransAm, 5.7L V8, 6 speed, blk/chrm, new tires, fully loaded. $7850 obo. (510)531-8270. PORSCHE ‘00 Boxster, Sport Touring Package. Many Extras, Must See. Ocean blue. $21,000. One Owner/Garaged. Call (510)233-4182. PORSCHE ‘76 911S Targa, red, too many goodies to list! new engine, $24K (209)825-5114. PORSCHE BOXER ‘97 excellent condition silver/ convertible. Automatic/tittronic, CD changer with stereo and radio, low mileage. $17,500. (650)219-4357. VW ‘05 TDI diesel, (925)708-7666. $19,000, Call

620 Automobiles
SCION ‘05 TC, auto, MP3, ABS, moon roof, more! Certified. $15,988. vin 109649. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘02 Prius, Certified. Auto, CD, only 18K miles, ABS. $14,595. VIN 055542. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘03 Corolla LE , automatic, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power steering, CD, with 98K miles. $8,600. (510)385-6037. TOYOTA ‘05 Solara Convertible, SLE, Certified. ABS, leather, only 15K miles. $20,995. vin 045132. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 Matrix XR, grey, 21K miles, $17,990. #7895P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Avalon Touring Sedan, certified Navigation, JBL, premium leather, moon roof, $28,995 #181683. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Avalon XLE, Nav system, certified, leather, moon roof, LOADED! $26,885, Vin 220527. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry LE, silver, 9,630 miles, $20,888. #7849P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry LE, white, 8K miles, $21,795 #7897P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Camry, silver, 9630 miles, $20,888. #7849P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Corolla LE, only 7K miles, auto, cruise, certified. $13,888 Vin 911227. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Matrix XR, Certified, auto, CD, cruise, $15,988, Vin #618513. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Matrix, blue, 6015 miles, $17,588. #7804P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Prius, grey, 5614 miles, $27,888. #7875P. 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 ‘04 V40, silver, gray, 4 cyl, DOHC, $15,895. #7977T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 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. VW ‘05 Touareg. Low miles, factory warranty, DVD system, leather, loaded, exc. condition. $28,500. Call (707)333-4682. VW BEETLE, GLS, gray/black, 4 cyl, 22K miles, $14,888. #8157T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

630 Trucks & SUV’s
FORD 92 RANGER XLT, Super Cab, V6 automatic, $2,395/obo. (650)3452869. 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. HUMMER ‘03 H2. Fully Loaded. 17K miles. (209)915-6984 INFINITI ‘04 FX45 black/brown, 8 cyl, 51K miles, $31,888. #8192T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 ISUZU ‘00 TROOPER, 135K miles, excellent condition, SOLD! LAND ROVER ‘94 Defender 90. Excellent Condition, AA yellow, soft top, 5 speed, 72k miles. $34k. Call Frank (707)253-2000. LEXUS ‘02 RX, blue/gray, 6 cyl, 41K miles, $21,885. #8152P, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 LEXUS ‘02 RX300, gold/beige, $17,985. #8142T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 LEXUS ‘04 RX330 Sport Utility auto, 48K. silver/gray. $26,895. #8084P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘02 Pathfinder LE, fully loaded, nav, excellent condition. 1 owner, 56K miles, $15,500/obo. Financing Available. (707)334-3686. TOYOTA ‘02 Four Runner, auto, ABS, CD, 56K miles, $15,988. vin 226601. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘04 HIGHLANDER, Certified, auto, 4WD, ABS. $18,885. Vin 023290. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘04 Sequoia, Certifed. ABS, moon roof, $22,895. VIN 219868. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘04 Tundra Access Cab SR5, grey, 50676 miles, $19,888. #7759T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 Highlander, silver, 27K miles, $22,888. #7780P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘06 RAV 4, white, 12K miles, $CALL. #7694. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘06 Tundra Long Bed, white, 11869miles, $12,888. #7743P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Four Runner, Certified, 4WD, ABS, V6, $26,895. vin 085773. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Highlander, Certified. 4WD, moon roof, more, $19,988. Vin 203769. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 RAV4, 2ED, 18K, ABS, $19,988. Vin 024301. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW ‘05 Touareg black/gray, 8 cyl, 31K miles, $29,888. #8134T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW ‘05 Touareg, green/beige, 6 cyl, 37K miles, $37,888. #7840T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

645 Boats
GREGOR ‘87 Aluminum boat. Evinrude motor 15 Horse power. 13’ 14’ Galvanized trailer. 2 swivel seats. Anchor and oars. $2,800. (650)355-2996. PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $12,000, (650)583-7946. SHOREMASTER BOATLIFT 6000 Lbs. Paid $6000. Sell only $1500 firm. (650)303-0462.

650 RVs
AIRSTREAM ‘96 - 33’ class A, 45K original miles, 454 engine, 2 solar panels & more extras. $28,000, (408)867-0379. CLASSIC F250 ‘73 Camper Special 390 motor, 45K miles,SOLD! COACHMAN ‘86 Class A 28’, clean, low miles, $8,500, (408)605-3838 or (408)398-8066. NASH ‘98 5th wheel trailer 20 ft., very clean. (650)588-8160.

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 ‘06 MUSTANG, silver and black, 6 cyl, 29K miles, $15,998. #8100P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 FORD ‘07 Focus SE sedan, spotless, 7,800 miles, SOLD!!! FORD ‘97 Mustang Convertible GT 4.6L, runs great, fully loaded with Mag wheels, $6,500 Or Best Offer, (650)589-6158. FORD ‘99 -Taurus, Low mileage (85K), good-to-excellent condition. $3,500 (obo) Like-new rebuilt tranny; new brakes (pads and rotors); A/C, AM/FM cassette stereo. (650)207-4951.

655 Trailers
DUMP TRAILER, 6x10, 2 fr sides, $3,995. (408)315-3763 RBD 2005 40’ 3 Super Sids Full Ld’d. Must sell, $24.9/obo (951)377-4304 or 408)595-8340 WILDWOOD ‘06 38 feet. Loaded 2 slides. Fiber glass sides, 2 air conditioners, Washer and Dryer, Fireplace and Stereo. $31,000. (831)212-0232.

670 Auto Service
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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!! MERCEDES ‘89 300 SE Champagne, 186k mi. $6,000/obo. (650)559-0477.

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
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ACROSS 1 Tikrit native 6 Sources of delight 10 Baked ristorante dish 14 Place for a panel 15 “__ and Away”: 1960s hit 16 Enthusiasm 17 Backpack feature 18 Gp. that funds psychiatric drug testing 19 Use a sieve 20 Nickname that was a tribute to a Native American 23 Zambia neighbor 26 The Rams of the NCAA’s Atlantic 10 Conf. 27 Broadband letters 28 “Growing Up in New Guinea” author 32 Dander 33 Normandy battle site 34 Downside element 38 Fall spot 40 Brother of 44Across 43 Greek street fare 44 Queen Aleena Hedgehog’s only daughter 46 Genesis grandson 48 Space station for about 15 years 49 1979-’81 truckerwith-chimp TV comedy 53 Show with Miami and NY spin-offs 56 In the past 57 Coarse, as a sense of humor 58 Signal receiver 62 Grade sch. 63 Patriot’s target 64 Kick back 68 On the main 69 Buckwheat noodle 70 Host 71 Show whose final episode aired 2/28/83, and this puzzle’s theme 72 Mosque leader 73 Last word DOWN 1 Contingencies 2 Claptrap 3 SFO announcement 4 Chowder ingredient 5 Antelopes found in 23-Across 6 Throw out 7 Mayberry moppet 8 Nanki-Poo’s love 9 Ball 10 Citrusy flavoring 11 Troy story 12 Five-generation political family 13 Big name in chips 21 Defects, figuratively 22 “The King and I” setting 23 Brigitte’s friends 24 “Taxi” character Elaine 25 Inexperienced 29 “Xanadu” band, briefly 30 Buff 31 Relic source 35 Expansion NLer of 1962 36 Dickens’s Heep 37 Regretful 39 Bird’s bill 41 Bond pmt. 42 Borat’s creator 45 Barely admitting air 47 Scenes of spirited conversations? 50 Graf’s partner 51 Looie’s underling 52 Rodeo bull 53 Trounce 54 Huevos rancheros condiment 55 Notions in Nîmes 59 Ningbo nursemaid 60 Big brass 61 Gouda alternative 65 Standoffish 66 “__ Misérables” 67 August baby, often

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670 Auto Parts
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625 Classic Cars
CHEV ‘65 El CAMINO, nicely restored, red, newer 350/400 turbo. $6,900. (408)334-1474. CHEVROLET ‘69 Camaro RS LS 6-454 hughes-T400, 12 bolt 410, $28K (650)583-7946. FORD ‘65 MUSTANG, $5,000. Call (650)323-1819. MERCEDES ‘87 560 SL - Excellent condition, 2 tops, 57K mi., original, many extras! $14,500. (916)685-8083 or (916)769-3462. MERCEDES BENZ ‘73 450SE. 102K miles. Good cond. Must See to appreciate. $2400. MUST SELL. (650)274-5258

635 Vans
CHEVY ‘95 Astro Conversion Van - Mint condition, 1 owner, SOLD! DODGE ‘87 Van, 3/4 ton, 108K, XM/CD conversion, runs great! $2,250 (408)866-2070 FORD ‘99 E350 V8 diesel van. 1 ton passenger or cargo van, 18 miles per gallon. $7,500 or best offer. Call (408)718-5507. TOYOTA ‘06 Sienna minivan LE, CERTIFIED, V6, 8 pass, rear air, $20,988. #543041. Toyota 101. (650)365-5000

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


680 Autos Wanted

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘97 Suburban, diesel, 4x4, fully loaded, leather, tow package, $11,995. (408)313-4185 CHEVROLET ‘99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET‘99 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 ‘01 RAM 1500, V-8 Quad Cab, 88K miles, rack, toolbox, new tires. Excellent condition $7,800/obo. Quick Sale! (415)716-8840 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 90 BRONCO 4x4, V8 automatic, $1,495/obo. (650)345-2869.

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
SUZUKI ‘06 S40, 650 CC Blvd. Candy Apple Red/ Chopper style. 1k miles, 3 year warranty. $3,900. 650-364-8056. SUZUKI ‘06 VL 800 K6 - Brand new, silver color, less than 1K mi., 3 year warranty. Bought for $7K selling $6500. Including 2 new helmets. (650)868-7285. YAMAHA ‘02 (408)639-0154. 426. $3,500 o/b/o.

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YAMAHA ‘05 - FJR 1300 cc’s, 12K mi., loaded, like new, $10K, (650)583-7946.

645 Boats
BOAT, REPAIRABLE, 17 ft glass, $99. Call Bill, 650-678-1018. BOSTON ‘05 Whaler, trailer, 40 hp Merc, top many extras, excellent condition. $11,000. (650)743-0115.

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MITSUBISHI ‘04 Endeavor, All wheel drive, Exc. condition, 67K miles. $9,999 o/b/o. (415)225-1534.

DUFFY 18’ electric boat, 2004 Balboa model with Strataglass full enclosure. White hull with toast surrey and interior. Maroon trim. All options including a full boat cover. Carefully maintained and in immaculate condition. (650)571-9411 days, (650)580-3316, evenings.

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Thursday • February 28, 2008


Israeli strike kills baby,wounds others
By Ibrahim Barzak

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian rocket struck a college campus in southern Israel on Wednesday, killing a man hours after an Israel airstrike in the Gaza Strip blew up a minivan with five Hamas militants inside. The rocket barrage raised the likelihood of even more intense Israeli attacks. Palestinian officials said two people, including a civilian, were killed in a second Israeli airstrike carried out at the time of the rocket attack on the college in the town of Sderot. The Islamic militant Hamas which controls Gaza, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. It said it had launched more than 20 rockets at Israel,

including eight at Sderot. The fatal rocket exploded in a parking lot at Sapir College. Israeli officials said a student, about 30 years old, was fatally struck in the heart by shrapnel. Israeli TV stations showed a second man being carried on a stretcher with wounds to his legs. Palestinian militants have fired thousands of crude rockets at southern Israel over the past seven years, with Sderot the most frequent target. The attacks have killed a total of 13 people and caused widespread panic throughout the area. The student was the first Israeli killed since last May. “We knew this was coming. It’s a shame that it happened. This is a difficult day,” Sderot’s mayor, Eli Moyal, told Army Radio.


A wounded Palestinian boy lies on a hospital bed after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza Wednesday.

Shiite pilgrims targeted on holy day
By John Affleck

BAGHDAD — Shiite pilgrims headed to a major religious gathering were again targeted by extremists Wednesday when a roadside bomb detonated near a bus in Baghdad, killing one traveler,

police said. The blast came just days after a flurry of attacks on a massive pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad. Shiites from across Iraq and some foreign visitors are marking Arbaeen, the end of a 40day mourning period following the anniversary of the death of in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday. The boy and girl, ages 5 and 7, watched as the scrub python devoured their silky terrierChihuahua crossbreed Monday at their home near Kuranda in

Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most revered figures. The U.S. military blamed Sunni-led al-Qaida in Iraq for the earlier killings, which seemed aimed at provoking sectarian violence. Shiite religious festivals have been targeted repeatedly in the past few years. Queensland state. Stuart Douglas, owner of the Australian Venom Zoo in Kuranda, said scrub pythons typically eat wild animals such as wallabies, a smaller relative of the kangaroo, but sometimes turn to pets in urban areas.

Gates to tell Turks to stop operations in Iraq
By Lolita C. Baldor

Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of kids
BRISBANE, Australia — A 16foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children

NEW DELHI — Defense Secretary Robert Gates headed for Ankara late Wednesday with a message for Turkish leaders: Get your troops out of northern Iraq in the next few days. “It’s very important that the Turks make this operation as short as possible and then leave,” Gates said before departing India. “They have to be mindful of Iraqi sovereignty. I measure quick in terms of days, a

week or two, something like that, not months.” Gates said he also will ask Turkish leaders in a series of m e e t i n g s to Robert Gates Thursday address some of the complaints of the Kurds, and move from combat to economic and political initiatives to solve differences with them.


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