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Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 Vol XII, Edition 84
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON A tax cut that
reaches 160 million Americans and
government aid for the long-term
unemployed will expire at the end of
the year and suck $165 billion
out of the economy next year
unless Congress takes action.
Economists hoped the so-called
congressional supercommittee
would decide whether to extend
both measures. But the committee
couldnt even agree on how to reach
its main goal, cutting $1.2 trillion
from the federal budget decit.
If the tax cut goes away, the aver-
age family
would pay
about $1,000
more in taxes
next year, the
equivalent of
an extra tank
of gas every
two weeks.
S o m e o n e
e a r n i n g
$ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0
would pay $2,000 more.
And if long-term unemployment
benets are allowed to expire, about
6 million people would lose weekly
Tax cuts head
to expiration
at years end
Economy will suffer if tax cut,
jobless aid are not extended
By Bill Silverfarb
The Belmont City Council could
not decide whether to raise garbage
rates by more than 22 percent last
It also could not decide whether
to raise rates by about 15 percent
with a variety of creative nancial
schemes put
together by a
consultant that
would punish
those who recy-
cle more or dip
into reserves
meant to pay off
another debt.
What it did
decide to do is empower City
Manager Greg Scoles to negotiate
an extension with Recology to nd
a way to keep the looming garbage
rate hike as minimal as possible.
The council has until Dec. 15 to
adopt a new rate schedule or face
significant service reductions by
Recology, which started providing
garbage service on the Peninsula at
the beginning of this year.
The council is now asking
Recology to give it until at least
March to vote on the rate increase.
A public hearing was held last
night in accordance with
Proposition 218, which gives resi-
dents the opportunity to protest the
rate increase.
Only 287 protests were received,
however, with more than 3,000
needed to stop the rate increase.
The council made the move to
negotiate an extension after three
hours of lively debate that had one
councilman blame a consultant for
misleading the council on the rate of
migration to smaller cans.
Belmont City Council delays vote on garbage
City manager will try to negotiate an extension with Recology to prevent rate hikes
Greg Scoles
By Rachel Lew
Taking a sip of subtle tea at Rue
Du Th, with its French-decor tran-
quility, is a quick way to decom-
press and take a trip to the classic
20s and 30s era.
Rue Du Th is a new shop in
Burlingame for guests to enjoy tea
and chocolate brought together by
two Bay Area companies, Leland
Tea and Jade Chocolates. Leland
Tea Company of San Francisco was
established in 2005 for customers to
create custom blends of loose leaf
tea from a variety of avors. Jade
Chocolates of Burlingame formed
in 2008 specializing in tea, spices
and other ingredients from Asia and
the Pacic Islands into its line of
Co-owner William Otero, a for-
mer on-site coordinator for social
development, created Leland Tea
Company in San Francisco. His
friend and business partner, Curtis
Reeves, encouraged him to launch a
A passion for tea
Rue Du Th offers array of high-endand accessible flavors
Above: At Rue Du Th, a new shop in Burlingame, teas are served in small, medium and large loose leaf tea pots.
Chocolates,pastries,sandwiches and salads are served on a tiered platter.In addition,fresh goods such as pastries,
cookies,scones,shortbread,macaroon and madeleines are sold at their bakery.Top Right:From left,Mindy Fong,
chocolatier, and William Otero, tea blender, are the proprietors of Ru de Th. Bottom right: Sarah Forrester, left,
and Karen Krajenbrink enjoy tea infused hot chocolate and tea infused pastries.
A fugitive once accused of having
ties to a violent 1960s radical group
pleaded no contest Tuesday to an
assault charge stemming from a
shootout with police that kept him
on the lam for more than four
Ronald Bridgeforth, 67, appeared
in San Mateo County Superior
Court and reafrmed the plea he ini-
tially made in 1969 to one count of
assault with a
deadly weapon
in the shootout
that erupted
while South San
Francisco offi-
cers were trying
to arrest him for
using a stolen
credit card at a
discount store.
Fugitive pleads no contest
in 68 shootout with police
See page 7
Obama:Im tax -cutter,
GOP should go along
See FUGITIVE, Page 31
See CUTS, Page 23
See TEA, Page 22
See GARBAGE, Page 31
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This Day in History
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Life, the photojournalism magazine
created by Henry R. Luce, was rst
It is better to debate an
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than to settle it without debating it.
Singer Bruce
Hornsby is 57.
Miley Cyrus is 19.
Ballet dancers perform during a rehearsal of the Negative Variate idea by Moholy-Nagy in Budapest, Hungary.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of
rain. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds
15 to 20 mph.
Wednesday night: Cloudy. A chance of
rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds
15 to 20 mph.
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy. A
chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 40 percent.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
showers 20 percent.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Friday night through Monday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows
in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
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The Daily Derby race winners are No. 08
Gorgeous George in rst place; No.07 Eureka in
second place; and No. 12 Lucky Charms in third
place. The race time was clocked at 1:45.96.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: When their nuclear fusion experiment failed
again, the scientists had NO REACTION
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
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In 1765, Frederick County in Maryland became the rst colo-
nial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.
In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin
Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, N.H.
In 1889, the rst jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at
the Palais Royale Saloon.
In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the
Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in
In 1910, American-born physician Hawley Harvey Crippen
was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London for murdering his
wife, Cora. (Crippens mistress, Ethel Le Neve, was acquitted
in a separate trial of being an accessory.)
In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of
Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese.
In 1959, the musical Fiorello!, starring Tom Bosley as leg-
endary New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, opened on
In 1971, the Peoples Republic of China was seated in the U.N.
Security Council.
In 1980, some 2,600 people were killed by a series of earth-
quakes that devastated southern Italy.
In 1996, a commandeered Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767
crashed into the water off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of
the 175 people on board, including all three hijackers.
Ten years ago: The U.N. war crimes tribunal said it would try
former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in
Bosnia, linking him for the rst time in court to the murders of
thousands of non-Serbs and the displacement of a quarter mil-
lion people. (Milosevic died in March 2006 while his trial was
in progress.) An Israeli helicopter red two missiles at a van in
the West Bank, killing Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, a leading mem-
ber of the Islamic militant Hamas group.
Former Labor Secretary William E. Brock is 81. Actress
Elmarie Wendel is 79. Actor Franco Nero is 70. Actress Susan
Anspach is 69. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is 67. Actor-comedy
writer Bruce Vilanch is 64. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is 61.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is 56. Actor Maxwell Cauleld is 52.
Actor John Henton is 51. TV personality Robin Roberts (Good
Morning America) is 51. Rock singer-musician Ken Block
(Sister Hazel) is 45. Rock musician Charlie Grover is 45. Actress
Salli Richardson-Whiteld is 44. Rapper-actor Kurupt (Tha Dogg
Pound) is 39. Actor Page Kennedy is 35. Actress Kelly Brook is
32. Actor Lucas Grabeel is 27. Actor Austin Majors is 16.
The cornucopia, also called horn of plenty,
symbolizes abundance. The original cor-
nucopia was a curved goats horn lled
with fruit and grain.
On average, a 9-inch pecan pie contains
about 78 pecans.
When buying your turkey for
Thanksgiving, estimate a pound of turkey
per person.
In A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(1973) Snoopy and Woodstock cater din-
ner for the gang. The kids eat toast, pop-
corn and pretzels at a ping-pong table.
Over 80 percent of Americans travel over
the Thanksgiving holiday.
Today, the day before Thanksgiving is the
busiest travel day of the year.
An alternative to the traditional
Thanksgiving turkey is turducken a
deboned turkey stuffed with a deboned
duck, which is stuffed with a deboned
There will be 256 million turkeys raised in
the United States this year. The turkey
industry employs 17,000 people.
Male turkeys are called toms. Female
turkeys are called hens. Only one gender
of turkeys makes the gobble-gobble
sound. Do you know which one? See
answer at end.
The United States annually produces 649
million pounds of cranberries, 1.6 million
pounds of sweet potatoes and 998 million
pounds of pumpkins.
In 2005 bakers in New Bremen, Ohio
made a new world record for the largest
pumpkin pie. The pie was 12 feet 4 inches
in diameter and weighed 2,020 pounds.
The origin of the word pumpkin is from
the Greek word pepon, meaning large
Neal Page, played by Steve Martin (born
1945) is trying to get home for
Thanksgiving. Not only does he have bad
luck with transportation, but he is stuck
traveling with shower curtain ring sales-
man Del Grifth, played by John Candy
(1950-1994). It is the plot of the 1987
movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Cranberries will last up to nine months in
the freezer.
In 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-
1885) ordered cranberry sauce to be given
to the Union troops during the siege of
The country of Turkey lies on one of the
worlds largest fault lines, the 1,000-mile-
long Anatolian fault.
Tryptophan is an amino acid that is in
turkey, chocolate, bananas, peanuts and
other foods. Tryptophan increases a per-
sons serotonin, a hormone that induces
Prior to 1989, tryptophan was available in
pill form to treat insomnia. The U.S. Food
and Drug Administration banned the sub-
stance because of a contaminated batch
that caused ve deaths.
The voyage of the Mayower took 66 days
to cover the 2,750 miles from Plymouth,
England to Plymouth Harbor, Mass. The
ship left England Sept. 6, 1620 and arrived
at its destination Nov. 11, 1620.
The captain of the Mayower was
Christopher Jones (1570-1621). Jones was
part owner of the ship, which was mainly
used to transport goods such as wines and
Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on
the second Monday in October. In 1957,
Parliament proclaimed a day of general
thanksgiving to Almighty God for the
bountiful harvest with which Canada has
been blessed.
Answer: Tom turkeys gobble. Hens make a
clucking sound.
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the weekend and Wednesday editions of the
Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email or call 344-
5200 ext. 114.
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Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Suspicious circumstances. A man was report-
edly following a girl on Chestnut Avenue before
9:16 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.
Grand theft. Grand theft occurred at Genentech
Building 4 on DNA Way before 7:22 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16.
Fraud. A man attempted to submit a fake pre-
scription for oxycodone at Anchor Drugs on
South Spruce Avenue before 4:37 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 14.
Assault. A woman was assaulted by two
shoplifters as they were exiting a Safeway on
Chestnut Avenue before 4:41 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 14.
Fraud. Fraud was reported at a bank on El
Camino Real before 7:54 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.
Burglary. A vehicle was reported stolen on
Baden Avenue before 12:41 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
Malicious mischief. A truck was keyed on
Avalon Drive before 12:13 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
Burglary. A vehicle window was smashed in
the parking lot of BJs on the 1100 block of El
Camino Real before 8:49 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Burglary. An iPad was stolen from a car that
was parked in front of a restaurant on the 1200
block of El Camino Real before 7:22 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Petty theft. Someone stole a mufer from a
truck on the 400 block of San Anselmo Avenue
before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Petty theft. Someone stole a catalytic converter
from a vehicle on the 100 block of San Anselmo
Avenue before 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Burglary. A house was ransacked on the 3300
block of Fleetwood Drive before 9:50 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 14.
Police reports
Tool up!
A shotgun and power tools were stolen
from Craig Head Construction on North
Canal Street in South San Francisco
before 5:04 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.
By Bill Silverfarb
To fill the shoes of outgoing Assistant
City Manager Kristi Chappelle, Foster City
simply had to look inward to find the right
person for the job as Finance Director Steve
Toler will take over the position effective
Jan. 1.
Chappelle is retiring after serving the city
for 29 years.
While it will be all but impossible to
replace Kristi Chappelle, Steve Toler is
clearly the best candidate for assistant city
manager, Councilman Charlie Bronitsky
Tolers position has also been filled from
within as Lin-Lin Cheng, Tolers current
assistant, will take over his job come the
new year.
Toler has been with the city since 1997
and Cheng since 1981.
Both Steve and Lin-Lin have been high
performers for many years and are well
respected within the city organization and in
the community. These promotions are well
deserved recognition for their many contri-
butions over the years, City Manager Jim
Hardy wrote the Daily Journal in an email
Toler was the administrative services
director for Foster City
from 1997 through 2009
and was named finance
director in January 2010.
He has lived in Foster
City for 19 years with his
wife and two sons.
Cheng has been with
the city nearly 30 years
with her first job being
account clerk. She also
served the city as an accountant, chief
accountant, accounting manager and assis-
tant finance director except for two years in
which she worked for the city of San Mateo
as an accountant. She has lived in Foster
City since 1989.
I am excited to have this opportunity to
lead the Finance Department in its ongoing
pursuit of service excellence and accurate
record keeping of the citys operation and
financial status. I am very proud to be a
member of the city team in serving this
great community, Cheng said in a prepared
Bronitsky lauded Chengs outstanding
knowledge of city finances and said she
has an eye for detail that is second to
Toler came to Foster City with a back-
ground in finance, having worked as a certi-
fied public accountant for
seven years before join-
ing the city. As adminis-
trative services director,
he provided direction and
oversight to the
Information Technology
Division, Foster City
Television and Foster
Citys telecommunica-
tions franchise agree-
ments. As finance director, he provided
management and analysis of the citys
financial resources.
The issues that we face as a community
are complex and multi-faceted. I look for-
ward to assisting the city manager and City
Council to collaborate and build consensus
with our community and others that have a
stake in Foster City as we face the chal-
lenges ahead, Toler said in a prepared
Mayor Linda Koelling called the appoint-
ments an excellent move.
Jim (Hardy) made a great choice, she
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: silver- or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 106.
City taps talent within for key jobs
Steve Toler Lin-Lin Cheng
If you plan to be one of the millions of
Californians traveling this holiday weekend,
get your umbrella ready and brace for delays.
According to the National Weather Service,
wet weather is expected to hit the Bay Area on
Forecaster Steve Anderson said the region
will likely experience a brief respite with
dry, sunny skies expected over the weekend
but that the rains will return to interrupt
return travel on Monday.
Rain is expected in the North Bay and snow
is expected to fall in the Sierras on
Wednesday, Anderson said.
On Thanksgiving Day, there will be rainfall
in most parts of the Bay Area, he said, with a
90 percent chance of precipitation that day
that is expected to drop 0.25 to 0.5 inches of
Anderson said the rain on Monday will
mainly affect the North Bay.
He also noted that Bay Area residents trav-
el plans might be affected by inclement
weather elsewhere.
Its looking like there are going to be big
delays from Chicago east because of rain and
snow, Anderson said.
Travelers taking to the skies are advised to
check with their airlines to conrm ight
times, and motorists are urged to drive care-
Dry weekend expected after soggy Thanksgiving
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Assemblyman Jerry
Hill, D-San Mateo, is
encouraging Peninsula
residents to participate in
his fourth annual Oughta
Be A Law Or Not constituent bill idea
contest. The contest is open to all con-
stituents of the 19th Assembly District and
allows residents to submit their ideas for
improving the quality of life in San Mateo
County or the state of California. Ideas can
vary from local community improvements
to statewide reforms. Applicants can submit
their ideas for the creation of a new law or
the repeal or revision of laws already on the
books. Applications can be obtained by
calling Hills San Mateo ofce at (650)
349-1900 or from his website: www.assem- completed applications may
be emailed to,
faxed to the San Mateo district ofce at
(650) 341-4676 or mailed to the district
ofce located at 1528 S. El Camino Real,
Suite 302, San Mateo, CA, 94402.
Submissions must be received by Jan. 1,
2012. The deadline to introduce bills for
the 2012 legislative session is Feb. 24.
By Michelle Durand
A schizophrenic man who recently spent
years in a state mental facility after allegedly
stabbing a man to death at a San Carlos voca-
tional work center seven years ago may not be
able to aid in his own defense against murder
and weapons charges, according to his attor-
However, attorney Vince OMalley said he
has had nothing but limited contact with his
client, Vitin Ajani Cruz, over the past several
years and needs to have him independently
evaluated before deciding the right move.
Doctors have found Cruz, 37, restored to
competency but at a hearing yesterday to rein-
state criminal proceedings OMalley sought
more time. The matter was put over until Dec.
22 for a decision on whether OMalley will
ask for a competency hearing rather than just
accepting the doctors evaluations agreeing to
a criminal trial.
Cruz is facing charges of rst-degree mur-
der, the use of a deadly weapon and inicting
great bodily injury in the Oct. 27, 2004 fatal
stabbing of Alfonso Ruiz.
If convicted, Cruz faces up
to 26 years in prison.
Since his arrest, Cruz
has bounced back and
forth between the county
and state mental facilities.
He has been committed
since 2008 when he was
last returned for prosecu-
tion but again found
incompetent after OMalley disputed the nd-
According to prosecutors, Cruz attacked
Ruiz at Vocational Rehabilitation Services on
Quarry Road in San Carlos. Authorities said
Cruz mistook Ruiz for another man as they sat
next to each other at the center and suddenly
lunged at him with a knife. Ruiz was stabbed
several times in the upper torso and arm. Cruz
ed but was arrested a few blocks away from
the site. Ruiz died the following afternoon.
Schizophrenia medication and other signs
of psychiatric problems were found at Cruzs
home during a police search after the stab-
bing. Although prosecutors and police at the
time cited Cruzs severe psychiatric history,
they believed the motive in the unprovoked
stabbing was mistaken identity.
Before he could be tried, Cruz was deemed
incompetent by two of three court-appointed
doctors and committed in March 2005. Three
years later, he returned to San Mateo County
but was re-hospitalized that July. After three
years, he was placed under a Murphy conser-
vatorship which gives the San Mateo County
Public Guardian the authority to make deci-
sions on his behalf. He has since been at the
Crestwood Behavioral Health Center near
Cruz is denitely schizophrenic but may
also have other diagnoses such as schizo-
effective disorder, OMalley said.
Every single health expert who has ever
examined him even before his appearance in
the criminal justice system has diagnosed him
with a mental disorder, OMalley said.
He remains in custody without bail.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email: or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 102.
Competency may be contested for murder defendant
Vitin Cruz
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Caltrans to fund study of vehicle
deer collisions on Interstate 280
Starting next month, game wardens with tranquilizer guns
might be visible along Interstate 280 in San Mateo County.
Caltrans is funding a study by the University of California at
Davis to track deer movement to reduce deer versus vehicle
collisions along the Interstate 280 corridor, state Department
of Fish and Game spokeswoman Janice Mackey said.
Biologists from the DFG and UC Davis will be in the
Woodside area between Dec. 2 and Dec. 11, aiming to put
radio collars on 15 deer that will help track their movements in
the area over an 18-month period, Mackey said.
Some deer will be trapped and others will be shot with tran-
quilizer dart guns.
The California Highway Patrol is alerting motorists that
some of the trapping activity might be visible from the high-
way, which runs along vast tracts of open space, including the
San Francisco State Fish and Game Refuge.
The radio collars will automatically fall off the animals after
about six months, and another set of 15 deer will be collared
for a second phase of the study, according to the DFG.
The goal of the study is to protect the regional deer popula-
tion as well as safeguard drivers, Mackey said.
DUI checkpoint planned for this weekend
Redwood City police will conduct a DUI checkpoint
Saturday at southbound El Camino Real at Edgewood Road
between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Ofcers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint
for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Ofcers will also
check for proper licensing.
Drivers caught driving under the inuence can expect jail,
license suspension and insurance increases, as well as nes,
fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000,
according to Redwood City police.
Local briefs
Jack M. Reedy
Jack M. Reedy, late of Millbrae and San Mateo County res-
ident for 45 years, died peacefully with his family by his side
Nov. 22, 2011.
Husband of Gloria Reedy, father of Steve (Robin) Reedy and
stepfather of Mark Scoggin, Patricia (Michael) Allen and
Karen Jones. Grandfather of Lindsay and step-grandfather of
Tiffany, Brittany, Candice, Jerrod, Bronson, Heidi and Bryan.
Brother of the late Lois Reedy. Son of the late John and
Frances Reedy.
A native of San Francisco, age 91 years.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served
aboard the U.S.S. Montpelier during World War II, a member
of the U.S.S. Montpelier Association and the I.C.F.
Family and friends may visit on Sunday, Nov. 27 beginning
at 3 p.m. with a 4 p.m. vigil service at the Chapel of the
Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in
Millbrae. The funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m.
Monday at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1133 Broadway in
Millbrae. Committal to follow at Golden Gate National
Cemetery in San Bruno.
Donations in Mr. Reedys memory may be made to
Pathways Hospice, (408) 730-1200 or online at www.path-
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO Lawmakers con-
cerned about the safety of the states
bridges questioned the California
Department of Transportations internal
safeguards Tuesday after reports that
test results were falsied for three proj-
They also criticized Caltrans for not
acting more quickly when questions
were raised in 2008 about the work of a
state engineer who was recently red
for reporting bogus testing data about
three Caltrans projects.
Experts could have retested pilings
anchoring the new eastern span of the
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge if
they had known
sooner the engineer
had falsied tests on
three other construc-
tion projects, an of-
cial with the Bay
Area Toll Authority
told a legislative
The hearing by the
S e n a t e
Transportation Committee came a day
after Caltrans released thousands of
pages of documents it says show struc-
tures inspected by Duane Wiles are safe.
That includes the span of the Bay
Bridge, which is scheduled to open in
Wiles is not accused of falsifying tests
on the Bay Bridge, and there is no evi-
dence its construction is faulty. Wiles
has not responded to repeated requests
for comment.
Caltrans documents say he admitted
to faking data, but he has made no pub-
lic statements and has not been charged
with any crime.
This is obviously something of con-
cern to the public when we hear ... falsi-
fying of data when it comes to crucial
infrastructure, said Sen. Bob Huff, a
Republican committee member from
Diamond Bar. The public wants to
know, are they safe?
The Toll Bridge Program Oversight
Committee, which oversees earthquake
protection for Californias toll bridges,
has requested a review by independent
experts to make sure the foundation of
the new Bay Bridge tower is solid.
Senate panel raises concerns about bridge safety
By Garance Burke and Judy Lin
DAVIS The University of California,
Davis, chancellor defended herself
Tuesday from criticism over the campus
police forces pepper spraying of peaceful
demonstrators as information emerged
about the ofcer at the heart of the incident.
Video footage of Lt. John Pike and anoth-
er ofcer clad in riot gear casually spraying
an orange cloud at the heads of protesters
who were sitting peacefully on the ground
has sparked national outrage since it began
circulating online Friday night. Students
gathered on campus Tuesday for the second
time in as many days to condemn the vio-
lence and urged university ofcials to
require police to attend sensitivity training.
UC Davis
Chancellor Linda
Katehi, who has faced
criticism from stu-
dents over Fridays
incident, defended
herself during a town
hall meeting Tuesday
night. She told an
auditorium lled with
a little more than
1,000 students that she asked police to
remove tents from the universitys quad but
did not direct them to forcibly remove the
I explicitly directed the chief of police
that violence should be avoided at all
costs, she said. It was the absolute last
thing I ever wanted to happen.
UC Davis leader says she
did not want use of force
Group to back candidates
who support Occupy goals
LOS ANGELES A California
graduate student has formed a politi-
cal committee that intends to raise
money to support congressional can-
didates who back the goals of the
Occupy Wall Street movement,
records showed Tuesday.
So far, its a one-person operation.
The Occupy the Congress committee
plans to launch a website where sup-
porters can donate money to the newly
established group, said Joshua Green,
its founder and chairman.
With the 2012 elections on the hori-
zon I feel strongly that the movement
needs to engage the political process,
said Green, who is studying for a doc-
torate in political science at the
University of California, Berkeley.
About 100 protesters
call for End to Fed
LOS ANGELES A crowd of
anti-Wall Street sympathizers who
gathered on the steps of the Federal
Reserve Building for a protest and
rally have begun to disperse.
About 100 people holding signs and
a large banner that read End the Fed
took turns giving speeches Tuesday
evening calling for an end to the fed-
eral reserve.
The group marched from the
Occupy LA campsite at City Hall to
the federal building for the rally,
which remained peaceful.
Occupy Oakland protesters
camp at foreclosed home
OAKLAND Occupy Oakland
protesters have set up tents on the
property of what they say is a fore-
closed home as demonstrators at other
camps cleared out in response to
police orders to vacate.
About 10 tents were standing on the
lot in the citys West Oakland neigh-
borhood Tuesday morning. Protesters
say they have the permission of the
homes former occupant to use the
Occupy briefs
A University of California Davis police ofcer pepper-sprays students during their
sit-in at an Occupy UCD demonstration in Davis.
Linda Katehi
Duane Wiles
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Jennifer C. Kerr
WASHINGTON Hidden dangers lurk in
some of those less-expensive toys that parents
might grab as stocking stuffers this time of
year like a Sesame Street Oscar the Grouch
The small furry green Oscar, purchased for
$6.99, was one of the toys singled out in the
annual toy safety report from the U.S. Public
Interest Research Group.
The consumer advocates report, released
Tuesday, found just over a dozen toys on store
shelves that violate federal safety standards.
Some had unsafe levels of lead or chemicals
called phthalates, and others contained small
parts that young children could choke on.
Besides Oscar, other toys deemed potentially
dangerous included a plastic book for babies;
a $1 plastic mini-crossbow that res off little
balls and a hand-held whirly wheel.
The Oscar doll has a small hat that could
come off easily, which is a possible choking
hazard, PIRG said. The crossbows small
parts also put young children at risk of chok-
ing, according to the report.
The book and the whirly wheel had high
levels of lead, according to the study. But an
importer of the whirly wheel disputes that,
and says the companys own testing shows the
spinning magnetic toy with lead levels well
below the limit.
PIRG also warned about toys that are too
loud and could lead to damaged hearing, such
as an Elmo talking cellphone that the group
says tested just above voluntary industry
noise limits.
Ed Mierzwinski, the groups consumer pro-
gram director, said industrial chemicals and
toxins in toys were the biggest problems the
group found this year. Exposure to lead can
cause irreversible brain damage, and some
studies have linked phthalates to reproductive
Toy makers played down the report and
pointed to government gures showing sharp
declines in the number of national toy recalls.
All eyes have been on toy safety for sever-
al years now, says Joan Lawrence, the Toy
Industry Associations vice president for safe-
ty standards. I am condent that the toys on
store shelves are safe. The toy industry works
year-round on this.
Government gures show 34 toy recalls in
scal year 2011 down from 46 recalls the
previous year; 50 in 2009 and 172 in 2008.
Recalls related to lead were down from 19 in
2008 to four this past year.
PIRG credited a 2008 law that set stronger
standards for childrens products, including
strict limits on lead, for helping to make many
of the products on store shelves safer for
Toy safety report finds some holiday dangers
By Christopher S. Rugaber
WASHINGTON Unemployment rates
fell in three-quarters of U.S. states last month,
a sign that many parts of the country are expe-
riencing modest job gains.
Unemployment rates fell in 36 states in
October and rose in only 5, the Labor
Department said Tuesday. Rates were
unchanged in 9 states. Thats the best showing
since April, when rates fell in 39 states.
Nationally, the unemployment rate ticked
down to 9 percent in October, from 9.1 per-
cent the previous month. Employers added a
modest 80,000 net jobs last month and the
previous two months were revised to show
much stronger gains.
Still, at least 125,000 jobs a month are
needed to keep up with population growth,
and at least double that amount to rapidly
reduce the unemployment rate.
Nevada had the nations highest unemploy-
ment rate for the 17th straight month. It was
unchanged at 13.4 percent. California had the
second-highest rate at 11.7 percent.
Mississippi and Michigan had the next high-
est rates, both at 10.6 percent.
North Dakota reported the nations lowest
unemployment rate, at 3.5 percent. It was fol-
lowed by Nebraska, at 4.2 percent.
Unemployment rates in Alabama, Michigan
and Minnesota all dropped by a half of a per-
centage point the biggest declines among
Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and
Oklahoma all reported small increases in their
unemployment rates.
Employers added jobs in 39 states. Payrolls
declined in 11 states.
Illinois added 30,000 jobs, the most among
states. It was followed by California, which
added 25,700.
Illinois job growth appears to have encour-
aged many people who had stopped looking
for work to resume job searches, increasing
the size of the labor force. That caused the
unemployment rate to rise, despite the job
Wisconsin reported the biggest job loss, a
drop of 9,700, followed by New York, which
shed 8,300.
Unemployment drops inthree-quarters of states
A woman speaks with a job recruiter during a job fair in New York.
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Julie Pace
MANCHESTER, N.H. President
Barack Obama dashed into politically
important New Hampshire Tuesday,
seeking to steal the spotlight from
Republican presidential candidates and
challenging GOP lawmakers back in
Washington to stand by their anti-tax
pledges on one big measure.
He was greeted with a blunt message
from Republican contender Mitt Romney,
who bought campaign ads telling Obama,
Your policies have failed.
In his rst trip to New Hampshire in
nearly two years, the president was con-
fronted by a state that has shifted sharply
to the right since his victory here in the
2008 election. The states crucial inde-
pendent voters sided solidly with
Republicans in the 2010 midterms, and
recent polls suggest Obama would lose to
Romney by 10 percentage points here if
the election were held today.
Seeking to boost his appeal with inde-
pendents in this low-tax state, Obama
urged Congress to extend a Social
Security payroll tax cut due to expire next
month. In effect, he dared Republicans
many of whom have signed anti-tax
pledges to vote against an extension, a
move the White House says would lead to
a $1,000 tax hike on a family making
$50,000 a year.
If lawmakers vote no, your taxes go
up. Yes, you get a tax cut, Obama told
the crowd. Which way do you think
Congress should vote?
Dont be a Grinch. Dont vote to raise
taxes on working Americans during the
holidays, he said during his speech at a
Manchester high school.
Democrats had hoped to tuck the pay-
roll tax extension, as well as a renewal of
jobless benets, into an agreement from
the congressional decit-reduction super-
Obama: Im a tax cutter
GOP contenders
say do not slash
military budget
By Philip Elliott
WASHINGTON Republican presidential hopefuls
warned in near unanimity against deep cuts in the nations
defense budget Tuesday night, assailing
President Barack Obama in campaign
debate but disagreeing over the extent of
reductions the Pentagon should absorb to
reduce decits and repair the frail U.S.
The debate ranged widely, from Irans
threat to develop a nuclear weapon to the
anti-terror Patriot Act, the war in
Afghanistan, U.S-Pakistan relations and
illegal immigrants who have entered the
U.S. across the Mexican border. Former
House Speaker Newt Gingrich said some
should be allowed to stay, drawing re
from rivals Mitt Romney and Michele
On defense spending, former
Massachusetts Gov. Romney said nearly
$1 trillion in cuts are on the horizon for the
Pentagon over the next decade, noting that
is the same as the costs for the nations new
health care law. He blamed Obama for that,
adding, We need to protect America and
protect our troops and our military and stop
the idea of Obamacare.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was harshly criti-
cal of the magnitude of potential cuts say-
ing the Obama administrations Pentagon
chief had called them irresponsible. If
Leon Panetta is an honorable man, he
should resign in protest, Perry said.
Neither Perry nor Romney specied if
they support any cuts in the Pentagons
accounts, but Gingrich and Jon Huntsman,
one-time ambassador to China, both indicated the topic should
be on the table as budget-cutters look for savings.
Barack Obama delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act at Manchester High School Central in Manchester, N.H.
By Frank Eltman
GREAT NECK, N.Y. At least 20 current
or former high school students from an afu-
ent New York suburb of high achievers have
been charged in a widening college entrance
exam cheating scandal that has raised ques-
tions not only about test security but about the
pressures to score well.
Thirteen students from the Great Neck area,
a cluster of Long Island communities with
top-ranked schools that send virtually all their
graduates to college, were implicated in the
latest round of charges, led Tuesday. Seven
others were arrested in September.
Prosecutors said 15 high school students
hired ve other people for anywhere from
$500 to $3,600 each to take the SAT or ACT
for them. The impostors all of them college
students who attended Great Neck-area public
and private high schools fooled test admin-
istrators by showing up for the exams with
phony ID.
Honest, hardworking students are taking a
back seat to the cheaters, Nassau County
District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. This is
a system begging for security enhancements.
Prosecutors actually suspect 40 students
were involved in the cheating, but the two-
year statute of limitation had expired for the
others, Rice said.
All the defendants but three, who were
awaiting arraignment, pleaded not guilty.
The scandal prompted New York state law-
makers to convene a hearing on test security,
and a rm run by former FBI Director Louis
Freeh was retained by exam administrators to
review procedures.
Twenty students accused in college-exam scandal
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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By Hamza Hendawi
and Hadeel Al-Shalchi
CAIRO Egypts military ruler
promised Tuesday to speed up a
presidential election to the first half
of 2012 and said the armed forces
were prepared to hold a referendum
on immediately shifting power to
civilians concessions swiftly
rejected by tens of thousands of
protesters in Tahrir Square, who
chanted, Leave! Leave!
The latest standoff plunged the
country deeper into crisis less than
a week before parliamentary elec-
tions, the first since the ouster nine
months ago of longtime authoritar-
ian leader Hosni Mubarak.
In a televised address to the
nation, Field Marshal Hussein
Tantawi rejected all criticism of
the militarys handling of the tran-
sitional period and sought to cast
himself and the generals on the
military council he heads as the
nations foremost patriots.
Significantly, he made no mention
of the throngs of protesters gath-
ered in Tahrir Square to demand
that he step down immediately in
favor of an interim civilian coun-
Tantawi spoke as protesters
fought army soldiers and police for
a fourth day in streets leading to the
iconic square that was the birth-
place of Egypts uprising, particu-
larly near the heavily fortified
Interior Ministry, which is in
charge of police. Nearly 30 people
have been killed in the violence,
mostly in Cairo, and at least 2,000
have been wounded.
Egypt plunges deeper into crisis
A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which
leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
By Chris Brummitt
envoy to Washington lost a battle
with the countrys powerful generals
to keep his job Tuesday over allega-
tions he wrote a memo seeking U.S.
help in stopping a supposed coup in
the aftermath of the American raid
that killed Osama bin Laden.
The resignation of Hussain
Haqqani highlighted tensions
between the countrys nominal civil-
ian government and the army, which
has ruled Pakistan for most of its
Haqqani, a key ally of President
Asif Ali Zardari, was well regarded
by Obama administration ofcials in
Washington, where many lawmak-
ers view Pakistan with suspicion if
not hostility.
Although Haqqani said he hoped
his stepping down would end the
scandal which Pakistanis have
called mem-
ogate specu-
lation remained
over whether it
could yet engulf
Zardari. The
unpopular leader
has faced ques-
tions over
whether he also
knew about the
mysterious memo, which right-
wing, pro-army media outlets have
described as treasonous.
Haqqani said he stood by earlier
denials he had nothing to do with
the letter, which was sent soon after
the bin Laden raid to then-U.S. mil-
itary chief Adm. Mike Mullen. The
envoy and his supporters have
alleged the memo was a hoax
cooked up by the military establish-
ment to get rid of him and weaken
the Zardari government and demo-
cratic institutions explosive
charges in a country that has seen at
least three military coups.
Pakistans U.S. envoy
resigns over scandal
Asif Ali Zardari
By Jessica Gresko
Department of Motor Vehicles ofce
in the nations capital, motorists can
get a drivers license, temporary tags
and something wholly unrelated to
the road: a free HIV test.
In a city with one of the highest
percentages of residents living with
HIV or AIDS, health ofcials have
spent the last year test-driving the
HIV screening program. Since the
program began last October, more
than 5,000 people have been tested at
the DMV site and gotten results
while they waited.
Now, ofcials are expanding the
program, offering testing for the rst
time at an ofce where Washington
residents register for food stamps,
Medicaid and other government
D.C. DMV: Drivers license,
tag renewal and HIV test
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Great job on The
path to prosperity
Jon Mays Nov. 18 column on the
path to prosperity was perfect. From a
fellow Generation Xer, you are exactly
right. Generation Y has replaced
Generation X. They are called
Generation Y because everything is:
Why me? Why do I have to? Why
not? Why cant I? Why should I?
and Whats in it for me? both in the
workplace and in everyday society. I
can only imagine what Generation Z
will represent. Perhaps the Z will corre-
spond to being asleep, lazy and unpro-
ductive. Let us hope I am wrong.
Bill Bonifacio
Redwood City
Spend your life away
It is amazing to hear Republicans and
their supporters talk about wasteful
government spending in Washington. It
wasnt too long ago when another man
was in the White House, and there was
this war in Iraq going on he initiated. I
think the cost of it was more than $3
billion every week. It was one of the
reasons why the rst woman to be
speaker of the house was elected,
Nancy Pelosi. However even Nancy
Pelosi couldnt put a stop to this gov-
ernment spending. I think the spending
went on for about ve years continu-
ously. Billions upon billions of taxpay-
er dollars were wasted every month,
not to mention countless young
American lives. This is the type of
spending I dont like. I would prefer to
be spending my tax dollars on pro-
grams that would help the poor, and
neediest in our society.
Patrick Field
Palo Alto
Letters to the editor
By Pam Frisella
am paying tribute to two people
who have played an enormous
role in my life and certainly in the
lives of the people who live and work
in Foster City.
First, a man I met 11 years ago when
I joined the Rotary Club of Foster City,
a man who I learned played an integral
part in why we are one of the most suc-
cessful cities in this state. Those rst
few years I only knew him as Rick, the
BBQ guy, Rick, the parrot juice guy
(private joke here) and Rick, the never-
ending volunteer for everything our
Rotary Club did to raise money to give
right back to the betterment of our city.
When I then entered the political
arena, I learned this man, of course you
now know it is Mr. Rick Wykoff, was
way more than just a good guy.
Day by day, I learned of his contribu-
tions to this city. Every day of his 17
years as city manager strengthened our
foundation and shored us up for the
years to come. Of course, then deciding
to run for our City Council was another
way to contribute to our ongoing suc-
cess. Besides knowing where the bod-
ies were buried as staff, he had institu-
tional knowledge and that resource was
paramount to the rest of the council
members. Rick will be termed out Dec.
5 after 10 years on the City Council.
In the six years I have shared the dais
with Rick, I have listened and learned
from his expertise and wisdom. I thank
Rick Wykoff for sharing his life politi-
cally as well as personally and for
allowing me to see who he really is as a
human being and my friend. I will
always listen to his advice and counsel
over these next two years, but will miss
the knowing glances during some of
those long meetings. The good news is
that there is still lunch every
Wednesday with our Rotary Club. Im
pretty sure I will still be getting his
wife, Judies, take on our meetings
which are so welcome because she just
makes me smile.
Simply put, though I
will miss my friend
and my colleague,
meetings will never
be the same!
Second, I met a
woman about 30
years ago when a
group of girls start-
ed playing Pedro. After trips to Reno
playing cards on the train, we bonded.
Our bond, of course, has strengthened
over the last six years as colleagues on
our City Council.
This woman, Linda Koelling, stepped
into the political arena like she was
born for it. Taking charge of every
committee assigned, then joining others
of which she soon became the leader,
she made a name for herself and put
Foster City on the map with her
involvement. Every city councilmember
and city on the Peninsula knows Linda
and respects all the contributions she
has made. The number of hours Linda
has put into her passion is incompara-
ble. Certainly Measure P was passed by
such a huge margin due to her efforts in
fundraising and education of the public.
Linda was president of the League of
California Cities for our Peninsula
Division where she continued to show
her leadership. Lindas contributions
span so many causes, all of which she
participated in for the betterment of our
city. I could list all the boards and com-
mittees she has served on and the suc-
cesses she has enjoyed as mayor in
2011, but I would rather share what she
has meant to me.
Six years ago, she helped me to get
elected and our friendship went to a
new level. She gathered me under her
protective wings and taught me the ins
and outs of local politics, introducing
me to many new people as we followed
this path. She knew I was a deer in the
headlights in the beginning, but in a
non-judgmental way she guided me,
trying to teach me to make decisions
with the facts and not so much with my
heart (still working on that).
Around the Peninsula, people call us
Laverne and Shirley, since we are
always together at dinners, conventions,
meetings and fundraisers (usually
laughing and teasing each other as we
try not to take all this too seriously).
They used to call us Thelma and
Louise, but we decided we didnt like
the ending of the friendship and fought
over who would be Susan Sarandon.
Linda Koelling is my dearest friend,
condant, teacher and my Shirley.
There just arent words to express how
much I will miss sharing the dais with
her. Linda and I will still go to movies,
lunch and play Mexican Train and
Pedro. Im sure Ill get more than a few
phone calls after the rst meetings
without her to go over what I couldve
done differently. I will always listen to
her. Unfortunately, Linda will also be
termed out Dec. 5 after eight years on
the City Council.
Foster City will miss Rick Wykoff
and Linda Koelling, but their contribu-
tions to this city will be felt for decades
to come. Good luck to you both as new
adventures await: for Linda, maybe
another elected position or role in gov-
ernment and for Rick, sh to be caught
(or not). Im not sure he actually takes
the pole, I need pictures!
I believe I speak for Foster City and
our staff when I say that we will miss
you both beyond what words can con-
vey. Im grateful my time on the City
Council was spent, in part, with you
Pam Frisella is a member of the Foster
City Council. She can be reached at
Two extraordinary people
Please explain!
dont have any solution, but I certainly admire the
problem. Ashleigh Brilliant. While youre
watching television news or reading the newspaper
or a news magazine, do certain news items ever boggle your
mind? The following are a few reports that have left me
One came to mind
when I saw the report on
the television news that
the hawk that was found
with a nail in his head
had been rescued, the
nail had fallen out, he
recovered, and was soon
released into the wild.
Good for him, I thought.
Then, a little later, when
thinking about
Thanksgiving dinner, I
wondered how many
turkeys are giving their
lives just to supply din-
ners for that one day.
How many were tortured
by being forced to grow under horrible circumstances?
Suddenly all that fuss over one hawk seemed very excessive.
There is even a $1,000 reward for anyone who can provide
information leading to who shot the hawk!
When we get together with relatives for Thanksgiving, we
have turkey and tofurkey (a turkey shaped tofu based entre)
since some at the table are vegetarians. These are people
who truly believe that no one should harm any living ani-
mals. They put up with the rest of us who eat the turkey and
we honor their sensitivities, but looking at that tofurkey
always makes me think about all of the ducks and deer, etc.
that are killed during hunting season and, yes, the 46 million
turkeys grown for Thanksgiving. Add the beef, lamb, pork
and chicken that are the staples of most Americans diets and
our disregard for the collateral suffering of the animals and
compare that with the fuss over an injury to one hawk!
Next is that In God We Trust thing the idea of some
in the South to slather it across many public buildings.
Apparently some Christian fundamentalists are hell-bent
(pardon the pun) in spreading the word that they think is the
only way to believe. Are they trying to let people know that
this is a Christian nation and if you believe differently that
you are not one of us? Do they think that trusting in God
will save this country? Do they think that those who dont
trust in God cannot be good people who are assets to this
country? Do they want to impose their beliefs on everyone
else? What other myths are they attached to?
It makes you wonder why so many people have to worship
a deity or a person or an idol. Doesnt history record enough
turmoil and slaughter caused by those who have rmly
attached themselves to one religion or another? And why do
so many latch themselves on to egocentric politicians and
believe everything they are told without entertaining a
thought of their own? Others are taken in by a famous and/or
charismatic person and mindlessly believe whatever theyre
told and become very defensive when the person turns out to
be fallible or even criminal.
Third, its those pharmaceuticals that are advertised on tel-
evisions. I usually mute all commercials, but the other day a
particular one caught my attention before I could get to the
remote. It was for Chantrix a prescription drug thats sup-
posed to help people stop smoking if it doesnt kill them
rst (One study found an increased risk of suicide, cardio-
vascular disease and heart attacks). I guess the idea is that a
smoker will insist that their MD prescribe it for him/her. Or
maybe the hope is that it will be acquired over the Internet
where prescription laws might be circumvented.
Its hard to fathom how anyone would even consider tak-
ing any of those advertised drugs after they hear or read the
possible side effects (At least thats a requirement that big
pharma didnt overcome). The industry must gure that there
are enough gullible people who will fall for their hype and
try to convince their doctors to prescribe such drugs (and
enough MDs who will comply) to make it worthwhile to
Finally, its the Duggars who are expecting their 20th
child. Recently they were on the Today Show again. After I
changed channels, I wondered if they get all that publicity
because they are considered creators of a miracle, a freakish
phenomena or are completely mindless. What could be their
reason for so irresponsibly adding to the population explo-
sion? Religion? (Good God!) Notoriety? (Sick!) Love of
children? (No way!) Whatever the reason, its based on self-
These are just a few of the disturbing mind-boggling phe-
nomena that come up on a regular basis when we watch tele-
vision and read the newspaper and/or news magazines with
an inquiring mind. That philosophizing guru, Mr. Brilliant,
tries to help: Reasonable thought can only go so far ...
beyond that, you must either be unreasonable or stop think-
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Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 11,493.72 -0.46% 10-Yr Bond1.9390 -1.17%
Nasdaq2,521.28 -0.07% Oil (per barrel) 97.75
S&P 500 1,188.04 -0.41% Gold 1,675.40
By Matthew Craft
NEW YORK A downward revision
of U.S. economic growth in the third
quarter sent stocks lower Tuesday. Higher
borrowing costs for Spain also renewed
worries about Europes debt crisis.
The Commerce Department reported
that the U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent
annual rate from July through September,
down from its initial estimate of 2.5 per-
cent. Economists had expected the gure
to remain the same.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost
53.59 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at
11,493.72. Aluminum maker Alcoa Inc.
led the Dow lower. The Dow had been
down as many as 113 points shortly
before noon.
The Dow plunged 249 points Monday
as a congressional committee failed to
reach a deal to cut budget decits. The
deadlock raised fears that rating agencies
might lower the U.S. governments credit
rating if Congress tries to circumvent the
automatic spending cuts that are sup-
posed to occur in the event of an impasse.
Some Republicans have said they would
try to block cuts to defense spending.
Markets are looking for clarity, and
you didnt get that from the super-com-
mittee, says Steven Ricchiuto, chief
economist at Mizuho Securities. Theres
no reason to believe the economy is going
to get stronger.
Across the Atlantic, there were more
signs of trouble in Europes debt crisis.
Spain was forced to pay sharply higher
interest rates in an auction of short-term
debt. The higher rates suggest that
investors are still skeptical that the coun-
try will get its budget under control
despite a new, center-right government
coming to power this week.
Investors have been worried that Spain
could become the next country to need
financial support from its European
neighbors if its borrowing rates climb to
unsustainable levels. Greece was forced
to seek relief from its lenders after its
long-term borrowing rates rose above 7
percent on the bond market. The rate on
Spains own benchmark 10-year bond is
dangerously close to that level, 6.58 per-
The Standard & Poors 500 fell 4.94
points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,188.04. The
Nasdaq composite fell 1.86, or 0.1 per-
cent, to 2,521.28.
It was the fth straight decline for the
S&P 500, the longest losing streak since
August. The S&P has lost 5.5 percent
over the past week on worries that Spain
could get dragged into Europes debt cri-
sis and as Congress neared a deadlock
over cutting the U.S. budget decit.
Stocks continue to slide
Wall Street
Stocks that moved substantially or traded
heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock
Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Medtronic Inc., up $1.48 at $34.75
The medical device maker posted higher
earnings as sales of newer devices made up for
a slump in its heart and spine implants.
Campbell Soup Co., down $1.77 at $31.84
The food company said that its rst quarter net
income fell 5 percent as the company worked
to turn around its soup business.
Collective Brands Inc., down $1.99 at $11.71
The company, which owns the Payless
ShoeSource chain, cautioned that its gross
margin would remain pressured in the fourth
Zale Corp., down 12 cents at $3.44
The jewelry seller narrowed its rst-quarter loss
by two-thirds from a year ago on higher sales,
much more than analysts expected.
Hewlett-Packard Co., down 21 cents at $26.65
The technology company said its net income
plunged in the latest quarter as revenue
declined in three of its main business lines.
Chicos FAS Inc., down $1.67 at $9.94
The womens clothing company said its third-
quarter net income fell because of increased
discounting and acquisition related costs.
Gilead Sciences Inc., up $2.50 at $38.76
A BMO Capital Markets analyst upgraded the
drugmakers stock saying that its $11 billion
purchase of Pharmasset will add growth.
China Real Estate Information Corp., down 29
cents at $4.79
The Chinese real estate information and
consulting company posted a third-quarter net
loss as Chinas real estate market cools.
Big movers
By Randall Chase
California solar panel manufacturer
that received a half-billion dollar loan
from the federal government has been
unable to attract much interest in its
operations and now hopes to sell its
assets piecemeal.
Officials with Fremont-based
Solyndra LLC had hoped to sell the
company to a buyer who would keep it
operating. But it told a U.S. bankruptcy
trustee on Tuesday that no qualified
bidders have come forward.
Solyndras chief restructuring officer,
Todd Neilson, said the company had
received only one bid.
It was extremely low-ball, he
explained. It was mainly designed to
take the equipment and the real estate at
an extraordinarily low price.
Neilson said five potential bidders
mostly from other countries are still
conducting due diligence, and its
highly unlikely one will want to buy
its whole operation.
I would be pleasantly but seriously
surprised if someone came in with a
reasonable offer, he said.
Solyndra, which had said a sale of the
companys assets in one lot was the best
opportunity to maximize recoveries for
creditors, is now looking at separate
auctions for its machinery and equip-
ment, real estate and intellectual prop-
Neilson said Solyndra officials were
disappointed, but not shocked, that a
buyer has not emerged, even though the
companys financial advisers contacted
more than 100 prospective buyers. The
bid deadline has been extended twice.
Solyndra representatives blamed the
lack of interest on the economy, not the
political fallout stemming from
Solyndras failure.
Buyers show little interest in Solyndra
Economy grew at 2
percent rate in 3Q
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy grew more slowly
over the summer than the government had earlier estimated
because businesses cut back more sharply on restocking of
The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the economy
expanded at an annual rate of 2 percent in the July-September
quarter, lower than an initial 2.5 percent estimate made last
month. The government also said after-tax incomes fell by the
largest amount in two years, reecting high unemployment and
lower pay raises.
The downward revision was largely because weaker data on
inventory building came in after the governments rst esti-
mate. Many businesses reduced their stockpiles over the sum-
mer, probably because they didnt anticipate the strength con-
sumer and business spending.
Fed considers more clarity on interest rate policy
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers this
month discussed how they could give businesses and investors
more information about what might trigger an increase in
interest rates, according to minutes of the Nov. 1-2 meeting.
But the Fed held off making any changes.
A panel headed by Vice Chairman Janet Yellen is exploring
ways to provide more information on future central bank
moves. More clarity on interest rate policy could help reassure
investors and businesses that rates will stay low.
At its August meeting, the Fed said it planned to keep short-
term rates near zero until at least mid-2013, as long as eco-
nomic growth remained weak.
Business brief
<< Milwaukees Braun named NL MVP, page 13
NCAA tries to tighten rules regarding agents, page 17
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011
By Nathan Mollat
There were only two things Menlo-
Atherton volleyball coach Jen Wilson knew
about visiting St. Marys-Stockton when the
Bears hosted the Rams in the rst round of the
Northern California Division tournament
Tuesday night.
One, like the Bears, the Rams had lost in
their section championship match, and two,
they would not be an easy out.
We didnt know too much about them,
Wilson said.
M-A found out real quick St. Marys was
going to be a formidable opponent. The two
teams traded games before the Bears rallied
from a 4-0 decit in Game 5 to record a 25-22,
21-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-9.
We havent played that many Game 5s this
year, Wilson said. (Playing a fth set) is def-
initely a mental thing. Every point is that
much more important. (It was great) to know
we had pressure and (had) to rise to meet it.
In other Nor Cal action, Sacred Heart Prep
swept its way into the second round the
Division IV tournament with a 25-15, 25-11,
25-15 win over No. 4 seed Willows. In
Division V action, No. 5 Woodside Priory
dropped the rst set before winning the next
three to eliminate No. 4 Ripon Christian 14-
25, 25-17, 25-23.
After winning Game 4, St. Marys (27-10)
carried that momentum in the nal game, get-
ting four straight kills to take a 4-0 lead. M-A
Pauli King went up for an attack and mishit it
but it fell for the Bears rst point and set-
tled them down. The Rams eventually built a
7-4 advantage before M-A came roaring back
as the entire team got involved in all aspects of
the game. Following a St. Marys serving
error which cut M-As decit to 7-5, Peninsula
Athletic League Bay Division Player of the
Year Ali Spindt got involved. She had back-
to-back kills to tie the match at 7 and then a
huge block for a point from Seini Moimoi
gave the Bears the lead they would not relin-
quish. A Rams passing error and another
block from Moimoi put the Bears up 10-8. A
kill by the Rams slowed the Bears roll
momentarily, but Spindt picked up her fourth
kill of the game for an 11-8 lead. The Rams
got one more point to close to 11-9, but
Moimois third block of the game, an ace from
M-A advances in Nor Cal tournament
By Julio Lara
There arent a lot of athletes at the high
school level that can say theyve never lost the
last game of a season.
Sacred Heart Preps Pippa Temple is on that
short and astonishing list.
And while a lot of that distinction has to do
with the team Prep sends out to the pool year
in and year out, the truth is, Temple is the
motor, the heart, the wave that starts it off for
the Gators. And thats the way its been for her
four years at Sacred Heart Prep.
Its pretty amazing, said SHP coach Jon
Burke. Its unbelievable. Weve never had an
athlete accomplish that before.
Burke reeled off a handful of other words
when describing Temple, but ultimately, the
one that counts is: champion. Or perhaps
more tting, four-time CCS champion.
Temple was at the forefront of Preps latest
run at a Central Coast Section title. They
accomplished the ultimate goal on Saturday
with an 11-4 win over Los Altos. It was Preps
fth straight CCS title, which is a record.
In the championship game, Temple scored a
team-high ve goals. Her performance in the
title match proceeded a seven-goal effort
against Burlingame in the seminals. Overall,
it may have seemed like another day at the
ofce for the Gator.
But rest assured, those who have ever won
or ever wanted to win a CCS title can
appreciate Temple, her career and her per-
formances when a championship was on the
For her efforts, Temple is the Daily Journal
Athlete of the Week.
Preps latest run at a title presented Temple
and the Gators with a bit of a challenge. Los
Altos tore up the nets offensively coming into
Saturdays contest. The Eagles also focused
their defensive efforts on stopping Temple
from doing her work from the center position.
There was a long stretch of time in that
championship match where she was at the
Temple is too tough
Athlete of the Week
Sacred Heart Preps Pippa Temple scored 12 goals in two games last week,including ve in the
CCS championship match, as she helped lead the Gators to their fth straight CCS title.
ver at the Bowl Championship
Series, the short answer to the
question of when there will be a
playoff in college football remains the
But get back in touch with the BCS next
week, or better yet, with their sponsors
after the Jan. 9 championship game and
ask the question then.
For years now, playoff advocates have
been drawing up nightmare scenarios that
would shame the BCS out of business, but
this season its practi-
cally guaranteed that
the title game will
leave many fans unsat-
Last week, four of
the top seven teams in
the BCS standings lost
their footing and left
an unprecedented
three teams from the
same division the
SEC West holding
down the top of the
Two of them, most likely current No. 1
LSU and No. 2 Alabama, gure to be on
hand at the Superdome for the title game.
But even if No. 3 Arkansas grabs one of
those spots, the newly crowned BCS
champion will seem more mythical than
Remember, the BCS hijacked the post-
season in 1998 with the promise of match-
ing the No. 1 and No. 2 teams at the very
end. And every time logic didnt jibe with
their rankings, the guys in charge
tweaked the formula after the champi-
onship game and promised it wouldnt
happen again. You can argue over which
school got jobbed the worst since then, but
the two unofcial tweaks that matter here
a team must win its conference champi-
onship; the BCS nale shouldnt be a
rematch of a regular-season game likely
BCS runs out
of tweaks, luck
See LITKE, Page 18
By Julio Lara
There was something very tting about the
way the College of San Mateo football team
ended their 2011 season.
In a season where the Bulldogs lit up the
scoreboard almost every single weekend,
those who followed CSM know that the
defense was just as apt to nd the endzone as
the offense.
And in Saturdays 62-24 victory at the
Bothman Bulldog Bowl, the 2011 season
came to an end with the defense scoring the
years nal two touchdowns both on Pick-
Our guys did an outstanding job, especial-
ly in the rst half, said Tim Tulloch, CSM
defensive coordinator and assistant head
coach. They really executed the game plan
well. It was a very talented DVC team that is
like every other team in the conference. And
like every other team in the conference,
theyre a 40-plus points per game team.
Theyre very high-scoring, speed-and-space
team, and our guys executed. Theyve been
doing that all year. With the exception of one
or two, every game has been like that. Our
guys y around, they hit, theyre aggressive,
they play hard.
CSM set all sorts of records in their season-
ending victory, their sixth at the Bulldog Bowl
most points in a game, most rushing yards,
most total offensive yards, longest run from
scrimmage and most touchdowns scored by a
single player, just to name a few.
But it was the defense that set the tone en
route to their eighth win of the season. And
the task going in wasnt necessarily an easy
one with the way Diablo Valley College
moved the ball in 2011 to the tune of 458
yards a game and 36 points per.
We look forward to it, said CSM line-
backer DJ McDonough about the challenge of
stopping yet another high-powered offense. I
think we played better against shotgun teams
Defense leads way in record-setting bowl win
See CSM, Page 18
See AOTW, Page 14
See BEARS, Page 14
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Julio Lara
A handful of games into the new season for
the College of San Mateo basketball team, and
the biggest thing on Michelle Warners mind
isnt a statistic, wins or losses.
Five games in and all the head coach wants
to see is her team healthy. And unfortunately,
the process of getting her team onto the court
has the Bulldogs taking their occasional
I would like everyone to get healthy,
Warner said. A week before the season start-
ed, we lost our starting center (Sarah Balling)
to a concussion. And then both of our fresh-
men centers have been playing injured with
shoulders and ankles. So that hurts us on the
inside with rebounding. So thats been some-
thing weve been really focusing on.
The Bulldogs came into last nights game
against Hartnell averaging 36 rebounds per
game. But the absence of healthy front court
has guard Kimmie Fung leading the way with
6.8 rebounds per game. So for Warner, the
task has been monitoring the health of her
players, while taking this as an opportunity to
get her girls to rebound as a team.
The girls want to play. But its hard to tell
them, Hey, we still have conference coming,
we have our tournament. Id rather you get
stronger and healthier now and the rest of you
learn to help rebound. Because (rebounding
is) a team thing. So, I focus more on the team
rebounding. I dont really care who gets the
rebound, as long as its someone in blue and
white. We all have to work together just
getting them to understand you cant take pos-
sessions off.
For CSM, its also been a matter of getting
some players who arent accustomed to taking
the lead to take a big leap forward.
Its making everyone step up and con-
tribute, Warner said, being ready every day
all the time, being consistent for 40 minutes.
Because, well have great streaks where Ill be
like, Yeah, thats the team I know, and then
well have the exact opposite. Its like two
extremes. Its a team I dont even recognize
and then, Yeah, there we are, and then, Who
is that? Our extremes need to even out a
little more.
Warner is hoping her girls can make that
adjustment as they creep closer and closer to
league play.
Its very different from the team last year,
she said. They werent really depended on to
step up every game. Now, theyre all expected
to step up every single game. They have more
of the load on them. We have very balanced
scoring. If our shooting percentage was better,
we would have ve people in double digits. I
think thats what theyre beginning to realize;
dont look around for someone else to step up
thats you. We need all of you. We dont
have a superstar averaging 20-30 points a
game. We have ve people that need to aver-
age 10-13 points.
Cross country
A pair of runners represented CSM at the
NCAA championships in Indiana over the
Hamza Rahrki nished the four-mile course
with a time of 22:30, good for 130th.
On the womens side, Alejandra Marins
20:30 was good for 100th in the 5 kilometer
She went out very aggressive and then
kind of, proceeded to pay for it, said CSM
head coach Joe Mangan of Marin. I think it
was a great freshman experience for her to get
out there. I was hoping shed run closer to 20-
at. I was hoping shed be a little faster, but
she wasnt able to maintain that pace.
Health and team play crucial to CSM success
By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD All season Stanford coach David Shaw has kept quiet
about the Bowl Championship Series rankings and tried to keep the focus
on his teams upcoming opponent.
Not anymore.
Shaw came ready to rail at the BCS at his weekly news conference
Tuesday. He opened his iPad on the table and began with a 2 1/2-minute
opening statement that discussed the system for the rst time in his short
coaching career.
The bottom line is the BCS is awed, Shaw said. They themselves
know it, which is why theyve proposed a lot of changes going forward.
All Ive heard all year is the computers dont like Stanford. The comput-
ers havent programmed themselves.
Stanford, No. 4 in the AP poll, ranks sixth in the
BCS and hosts No. 22 Notre Dame on Saturday night
in the regular-season nale. Top-ranked LSU is unde-
feated and is followed by several one-loss teams,
starting with Alabama and Arkansas.
Shaw said No. 5 Virginia Tech doesnt belong
ahead of the Cardinal (10-1, 8-1) because the Pac-12
is stronger than the Atlantic Coast Conference. He
also contends No. 4 Oklahoma State doesnt deserve
a higher ranking because it lost 37-31 at unranked
Iowa State which he perceives as a worse defeat
in double overtime.
Stanford lost 53-30 at home to No. 10 Oregon.
To have a one-loss Pac-12 team behind a one-loss ACC team means
that the computer values the ACC more than it values the Pac-12, which
I dont believe is the case. I dont believe that is accurate, Shaw said.
You look at common opponents. (Virginia Tech) beat Duke by four. We
beat them by 30. I keep hearing about quality wins, quality wins, quali-
ty wins. First off, who decides what the quality wins are? And secondly,
how does a quality or non-quality loss effect people?
Oklahoma State is outstanding, Shaw added. Theyre a very good
football team. Once again, we lost to a team thats in the top 10. They lost
to a team thats not ranked. I dont get it. Not saying that where we
should be as opposed to where other people are. Im just saying the
explanations that I get dont make any sense.
Join the club.
The BCS has been one of the most debated topics in the nation since
its inception. But Shaw had made a commitment to avoid lobbying for
his team the way so many others do including former Stanford coach
Jim Harbaugh so many times.
With the season nale this week, Shaw nally had enough.
The rst-year head coach deected follow-up questions about his
remarks. He allowed only that a playoff would be difcult to organize
and called any changes he wants to the system irrelevant because the
structure is already in place this season.
It doesnt matter what Id like to see. Thats not where we are right
now, he said.
The Fighting Irish (8-3) will visit The Farm on Saturday night in what
could be Stanfords last chance to show its worth to a national audience.
A win, however, likely will not be enough.
The Cardinal can only reach the Pac-12 title game if Oregon loses at
home to rival Oregon State. Even without a Pac-12 title, a chance to play
for the BCS championship in New Orleans is still there.
Stanford probably needs Alabama to lose to Auburn and Oklahoma
State to drop its home nale against Oklahoma both very possible
to have a real shot at a BCS title berth. Or if Oregon loses and Stanford
can win the Pac-12 championship, the Cardinal could have an argument
Shaw says BCS
flawed, makes
case for Stanford
See STANFORD, Page 18
David Shaw
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Howie Rumberg
NEW YORK Ryan Braun sat alone
on a balcony in his Malibu home that over-
looks the Pacic Ocean, uneasy about his
chances of winning the NL Most Valuable
Player award.
With the season Los Angeles Matt
Kemp had, he wasnt sure the call would
come at all.
The phone rang all right, and Braun has
been smiling ever since.
Braun was voted the NL MVP after
helping the Milwaukee Brewers win their
rst division title in nearly 30 years.
Im not going to pretend like I wasnt
anxious or nervous because I was, Braun
said. Its honestly difcult to put into
words how much this means to me.
The left elder received 20 of 32 rst-
place votes and 388 points in voting
announced Tuesday by the Baseball
Writers Association of America.
A nerve-racking morning that began
with a solitary drive turned to elation in the
California sun.
The 28-year-old Braun shared the news
with his brother and girlfriend, who were
at the house. He called his parents, then
rang good friend Aaron Rodgers, the
Green Bay Packers quarterback, and
exchanged text messages with Kemp, the
This really is a dream, Braun said.
This is beyond my wildest dreams to be
in this position at this point in my career.
Kemp earned 10
rst-place votes and
332 points after com-
ing close to winning
the rst Triple Crown
since Carl
Yastrzemski in 1967.
Brauns teammate
Prince Fielder n-
ished third with 229
points, and Arizonas
Justin Upton nished fourth with 214
points. Fielder and Upton each received
one rst-place vote.
St. Louis Albert Pujols nished fth. It
was the 11th straight year the three-time
MVP was in the top 10 in balloting.
NL Cy Young Award winner Los
Angeles Clayton Kershaw was 12th in the
voting a day after Detroits Justin
Verlander added the AL MVP to his Cy
I think he was the single most domi-
nant player in baseball this year, Braun
said of Verlander. As a position player
Im biased to the fact that I think position
players should be at the forefront of the
award, but if you honestly look at what he
accomplished, how much he meant to that
team and how dominant he truly was you
cannot make any argument against him
winning that award.
In his fth year in the big leagues, Braun
led the NL with a .597 slugging percent-
age and had a chance to overtake Jose
Reyes for the batting title on the last day of
the season but nished second with a .332
average. The four-time All-Star had 33
homers, 111 RBIs, 109 runs scored and
stole 33 bases as Milwaukee won a fran-
chise-best 96 games. His 77 extra-base
hits was tops in the league.
Kemp led the NL with 39 homers, 126
RBIs and was third in average (.324), but
played for the NL Wests third-place
Dodgers. He also won a Gold Glove.
Matts one of the best players in the
game. No question about it. The season he
had will go down as one of the greatest in
Dodgers history, said Braun, who grew
up in California rooting for the Dodgers.
If he had won the MVP I certainly could-
nt have argued with him winning. He had
a phenomenal year.
Although Braun and Kemp had similar
statistics, Kemp was hindered by the
Dodgers 82-79 third-place nish in the
NL West. The Brewers won the NL
Central title, their rst division crown
since winning the AL East in 1982.
Without a doubt I think its a drastical-
ly different experience playing meaningful
games down the stretch, said Braun, the
2007 NL Rookie of the Year.
Braun, in fact, was convinced the
Brewers rst-place nish is what put him
over the top with voters.
If you honestly assess both of our sea-
sons individually I think his numbers are
probably better than mine, and I just feel
fortunate to have been on the better team,
Braun said. Its an individual award, but
its a result of being part of a special team,
a special organization.
Milwaukees Braun wins NL MVP
Ryan Braun
NEW YORK Baseball
Commissioner Bud Selig and union head
Michael Weiner smiled and exchanged
handshakes while others in the room dug
into knishes and pigs in a blanket.
Not exactly the kind of scene that played
out in sports labor talks this year.
Baseball ensured itself of 21 consecutive
years of peace at a
time the NBA season
might be canceled
because of a lockout
and the NFL still is
recovering from its
CBA negotiations.
Weve learned,
Selig said Tuesday
after players and own-
ers signed an agree-
ment for a ve-year
contract running until December 2016.
Nobody back in the 70s, 80s and the
early 90s, 1994, would ever believe that
we would have 21 years of labor peace.
The agreement makes MLB the rst pro
major league in North America to conduct
blood tests for human growth hormone,
allowing it during spring training and
future offseasons but for now only study-
ing whether it will be implemented during
the regular season.
MLB and the players union should be
applauded for taking the strong step to
implement the HGH test at the major
league level to protect clean athletes, said
Travis Tygart, chief executive ofcer of the
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. This is great
progress in MLBs effort to protect the
integrity of baseball at every level.
The deal, which must be ratied by both
sides and drafted into a formal contract,
expands the playoffs from eight to 10
teams by 2013, lessens draft-pick compen-
sation for free agents, expands salary arbi-
tration by a few players and for the rst
time allows teams to trade some draft
It also adds unprecedented restraints on
signing bonuses for amateur players com-
ing to the major leagues from high school,
college and overseas, perhaps hurting
MLB as it competes with the NFL and
NBA for multisport talent.
If Ive got a great athlete, why am I
going to go to baseball? Im going to focus
on the other sports, said agent Scott
Boras, who has negotiated baseballs high-
est signing bonuses.
Following eight work stoppages from
1972-95, baseball reached its third consec-
utive agreement without an interruption of
play. The agreement was signed three
weeks before the current deal was to expire
Dec. 11, the second straight time the sides
reached a deal early.
Baseball seems to have learned the les-
sons of the 1994-95 strike, which wiped
out the World Series for the rst time in
nine decades.
I think our history is more important
than whats happening in other sports,
said Michael Weiner, who took over from
Donald Fehr as union head last year. It
took a while for the owners to appreciate
that the union is not only here to stay, but
that the union and its members can con-
tribute positively to a discussion about the
game about its economics, about the
nature of the competition, about how its
marketed in every way.
Owners hope the changes will lessen the
difference in spending by high- and low-
revenue teams, much as the payroll luxury
tax that began after the 2002 season.
We feel that competitive balance is cru-
cial to the product that we put on the eld,
said Rob Manfred, MLBs executive vice
president for labor relations. Every time I
took a proposal back to the commissioner,
his bellwether on whether that proposal
was good, bad or indifferent is what it did
for competitive balance.
Baseball will avoid work stoppage
Bud Selig
By Frederic J. Frommer
WASHINGTON Baseballs new labor deal will limit the use
of smokeless tobacco by players, but not ban it during games, as
some public health groups had sought.
Players have agreed not to carry tobacco packages and tins in
their back pockets when fans are permitted in the ballpark, or use
tobacco during pregame or postgame interviews, and at team func-
But the restrictions fall short of the call by some advocates,
including members of Congress, who argued that a ban on chew-
ing tobacco and dip during games was needed to protect impres-
sionable kids watching on TV.
Our members understand that this is a dangerous product, there
are serious risks associated with using it, union head Michael
Weiner told The Associated Press. Our players felt strongly that
those were appropriate measures to take but that banning its use on
the eld was not appropriate under the circumstances.
The players union also has agreed to join forces with the
Partnership at and the baseball commissioners ofce
to create a nationwide public service announcement campaign.
Several players have agreed to do public outreach, including Curtis
Granderson, Jeremy Guthrie and C.J. Wilson. In addition, the union
will start a Tobacco Cessation Center for its players, and players
will be offered training on how to give up the habit.
Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free
Kids, one of the groups that led the anti-tobacco push, said that
while he would have preferred a ban at games and on camera, the
restrictions represent real progress.
The new Major League Baseball contract takes an historic rst
step toward getting smokeless tobacco out of the ballgame, and
makes signicant progress toward protecting the health of big-
league players and millions of young fans who look up to them, he
said in a statement.
Baseball contract
limits tobacco use
Hannah Branning and another block for a kill
from Katelyn Doherty gave the Bears match
point. A St. Marys passing error put the Bears
into the second round of the Nor Cal tourna-
ment and a step closer to a spot in the state
championship match.
M-A, seeded No. 3, will be on the road
Saturday against No. 2 St. Francis-
Sacramento, which beat North Coast Section
power Foothill-Pleasanton in straight sets.
The match is slated for a 7 p.m. start.
One of our goals was to get further this
year than last year, Wilson said, adding the
Bears lost in the rst round of Nor Cals last
Wilson believes the tight match throughout
made the fth game a little bit easier to bear.
Every game was so intense and so close,
Wilson said. We had a lot of momentum
coming out of the huddle.
M-A (30-6) put itself in position to win by
constantly putting the pressure on the Rams
by winning Games 1 and 3, which forced St.
Marys to constantly battle to stay in the
The one thing working against the Bears,
however, was slow starts in all but one game.
The Bears trailed early in every game but
Game 4, which put that much pressure on
Its denitely not ideal, Wilson said. Its
not how you want to start games.
But like the old saying goes, its not how
you start, but how you nish, and the Bears
did a better job of nishing than the Rams.
The rst game foreshadowed how the entire
match would be play as neither team ever led
by more than a couple points. After falling
behind 2-0 to start the match, the Bears even-
tually tied the game at 7 on a Spindt ace. A kill
from King tied the game again at 9 and a
Spindt kill tied it at 15. That kill jump-started
a mini-run for the Bears, who eventually built
a 22-17 lead.
But the Rams did not go quietly. They went
on a 5-0 run to tie the game at 22, but the
Bears responded by winning the nal three
points and taking Game 1.
It was much the same in Game 2, but the
Bears could never quite get over the hump.
They fell behind 3-0 and never could seem to
catch the Rams. St. Marys eventually built a
20-14, but the Bears had one last run in them,
closing to 21-18, but would get no closer as
the Rams won 25-21.
In Game 3, M-A put everything together to
dominate the Rams. Once again, the Bears fell
behind 2-0 to start the game, before they got
their rhythm. They won nine of the next 11
points to take a 9-4 lead and built their advan-
tage to 22-9 before losing a bit of focus. The
Rams nished the game on a 6-4 run, but it
was not nearly enough to overtake the Bears.
Game 4 saw M-A win the rst point of the
game and there were ve ties and four lead
changes, but the Rams held them off to force
a Game 5.
Spindt led the Bears offense with 18 kills
and was also a force on defense with 17 digs.
King added 12 kills and nine digs, while set-
ter Sarah Collins nished with 37 assists to go
along with 13 digs.
I think everyone knows its a team effort,
Wilson said.
She said the team was surprised to get a
home game in the Nor Cal tournament, con-
sidering section losers are usually sent on the
road. After losing to Palo Alto in the Central
Coast Section championship game Saturday,
Wilson and the Bears geared up for a long
road trip. They were pleasantly surprised
when they received the No. 3 seed in the
Division I tournament.
This was a big way to hit the reset button,
Wilson said. Its hard when we face Paly in
the nals (two straight years). Its nice to
know were not one-hit wonders. Its nice for
people to nally see that.
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
center position for a number of our posses-
sions and Los Altos was doing a really good
job of stepping back and basically double-
teaming her, Burke said. And so we moved
her out to the perimeter and that freed up some
of our other players to go into the center posi-
tion and she was able to hit some really nice
outside shots, gave her a little more freedom
in terms of getting her hand on the ball. When
she has the ball in her hand, she does some
pretty amazing things.
That Midas touch has been evident from the
day Temple took to the pool, starting as a
freshman on the varsity team. And Saturday,
that move to the outside turned out to be just
what the doctor ordered. Temple swam free,
with her ve-goal performance pacing the
But it wasnt just her offense on Saturday
(or any other day for that matter), Temple,
along with the rest of the Gators, clamped
down defensively (pun intended).
She actually had a defensive matchup in
the game, Burke said. That brought her out
of her comfort zone a little bit. But, shes such
a versatile player. Essentially, she was asked
to take a defensive role in that game, and she
did a great job of that. And at the same time,
she was able to score ve goals. That demon-
strates her versatility. One game, we can put
her on a defensive matchup and the next game
we can say, Hey, we just want you to counter
attack, we just want you to work on the
perimeter. The only we cant do with her is
say, Hey, we want you to play goalie. She
probably could do it, though.
While Temple shined on Saturday, Burke
was quick to point out that her success is most
denitely a byproduct of the complete team
working together to accomplish a goal. With
Temple moving to the perimeter in that game,
players like Bridgette Harper, Mackenzie
OHolleran and Morgan McCracken were
asked to step in and play in that void. They all
responded by nding the back of the net.
The development of our centers has
been pivotal to the teams success. It has made
our team dramatically more effective on the
offensive end. Shes not going to get anything
on the perimeter if the centers arent doing
their job.
Its the collaboration of all these parts that
have kept the Gators champions.
Pippa has been a great example in and out
of the pool. Shes an outstanding student. She
trained her hardest, she supported her team-
mates. She embodied what our athletes are to
be. And she took care of business in the pool.
No doubt about it.
Continued from page 11
Menlo-Athertons Pauli King, center, battles the St. Marys-Stockton block during the Bears
ve-set win in the rst round of the Northern California DivisionI tournament.
Continued from page 11
KANSAS CITY, Mo. California coach
Mike Montgomery watched a bit of Missouris
lopsided victory in the CBE Classic seminals
from his hotel room, long before his own team
punched a ticket to the nals.
What he saw left him lavishing praise on the
That didnt change after the Golden Bears had
a chance to step on the court with them.
Kim English had 19 points to lead six Tigers
in double gures and No. 21 Missouri dominat-
ed the 20th-ranked Golden Bears 92-53 on
Tuesday night, winning the tournament in
impressive fashion.
Missouris good. We knew it was a tough
matchup from the get-go, and theres nothing
we can do about that, Montgomery said. Its a
tough matchup for a lot of people.
Missouri built a 45-26 lead by halftime and
the outcome was never in doubt over the nal 20
minutes, with coach Frank Haith pulling his
starters with a few minutes left in the game.
Jorge Gutierrez scored 11 points to lead Cal
(4-1), but fouled out with 11:12 remaining.
Richard Solomon also fouled out with more
than 7 minutes left and nished with nine
They play with a lot of intensity, and we felt
it, Gutierrez said. Weve never seen it before
not this year. It was pretty hard for us to get
the ball where we wanted it to be.
The Tigers used relentless man-to-man, half-
court pressure to force the guard-oriented
Golden Bears into a plethora of early turnovers,
and the result was a lot of easy points.
Marcus Denmon nished with 18 and was the
tournaments Most Valuable Player. Matt
Pressey had 13 points and Michael Dixon n-
ished with 11 for the Tigers (5-0), who won the
event just a couple hours drive from their cam-
pus in Columbia for the second time in four
Mizzou buries Cal
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vs. Detroit
1 p.m.
vs. San
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New England 7 3 0 .700 293 203
N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 228 217
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 237 253
Miami 3 7 0 .300 193 186
Houston 7 3 0 .700 273 166
Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 203 195
Jacksonville 3 7 0 .300 125 180
Indianapolis 0 10 0 .000 131 300
Baltimore 7 3 0 .700 256 176
Pittsburgh 7 3 0 .700 220 179
Cincinnati 6 4 0 .600 236 195
Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 145 193
Oakland 6 4 0 .600 235 254
Denver 5 5 0 .500 205 247
Kansas City 4 6 0 .400 144 252
San Diego 4 6 0 .400 236 259
Dallas 6 4 0 .600 250 206
N.Y. Giants 6 4 0 .600 228 228
Philadelphia 4 6 0 .400 237 213
Washington 3 7 0 .300 160 205
New Orleans 7 3 0 .700 313 228
Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 235 213
Tampa Bay 4 6 0 .400 182 268
Carolina 2 8 0 .200 225 286
Green Bay 10 0 0 1.000 355 212
Detroit 7 3 0 .700 301 219
Chicago 7 3 0 .700 268 207
Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 200 271
San Francisco 9 1 0 .900 256 145
Seattle 4 6 0 .400 168 209
Arizona 3 7 0 .300 190 236
St. Louis 2 8 0 .200 120 247
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Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh 12 6 3 27 65 50
Philadelphia 11 6 3 25 73 62
N.Y. Rangers 10 4 3 23 47 38
New Jersey 10 8 1 21 52 54
N.Y. Islanders 5 10 3 13 35 61
Northeast Division
Toronto 12 8 2 26 70 70
Boston 12 7 0 24 65 39
Buffalo 12 8 0 24 58 51
Ottawa 10 9 2 22 62 70
Montreal 9 9 3 21 53 50
Southeast Division
Florida 11 6 3 25 60 51
Washington 11 7 1 23 62 59
Tampa Bay 9 9 2 20 55 67
Winnipeg 8 9 3 19 58 65
Carolina 8 11 3 19 53 72
Central Division
Chicago 12 6 3 27 71 67
Nashville 10 6 4 24 55 54
Detroit 11 7 1 23 53 43
St. Louis 10 8 2 22 50 46
Columbus 5 13 2 12 47 70
Northwest Division
Minnesota 12 5 3 27 47 40
Edmonton 11 8 2 24 57 51
Vancouver 10 9 1 21 58 57
Colorado 9 11 1 19 56 65
Calgary 8 10 1 17 42 51
Pacic Division
San Jose 12 5 1 25 57 43
Los Angeles 11 7 3 25 52 50
Dallas 12 8 0 24 53 55
Phoenix 10 6 3 23 54 49
Anaheim 6 10 4 16 41 61
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College athletes who sign with
agents dont just hire sports-loving
lawyers to negotiate pro contracts.
These days, top agents also offer
would-be pros a full roster of col-
leagues who can help land endorse-
ments, manage money, schedule vaca-
tions or even recruit former college
teammates with their own pro poten-
Such third-party representatives are
exempt from NCAA oversight, and
most of the state and federal laws that
govern sports agents. But after a 2010
college football season dominated by
investigations into alleged improper
contact between players and agents at
multiple schools, the NCAA is poised
to broaden its denition of sports
agent to include anyone who benets
from a college athlete turning pro
or even enrolling at a particular
We wanted to make sure we had
legislation that better reected what
was going on in the real world, said
Rachel Newman Baker, the NCAAs
managing director of enforcement.
What we realized was that because
our denition is very narrow, it was
only capturing those who may be
negotiating with professional teams.
There are a lot of other third-party
representatives involved who are put-
ting our student-athletes eligibility at
risk in much the same way as any of-
cial registered agent could.
The proposal has been approved by
the NCAA Division I Amateurism
Cabinet as well as its Leadership
Council. Its expected to receive nal
approval in January from the associa-
tions Division I Board of Directors,
an 18-member panel of college chan-
cellors and presidents.
The new denition of agent would
cover anyone who directly or indi-
rectly represents or attempts to repre-
sent an individual for purposes of
marketing his or her athletics ability
or reputation for nancial gain or
seeks to obtain any type of nancial
gain or benet from securing a
prospective student-athletes enroll-
ment at an educational institution.
Advisers, brand managers and
anyone who is employed or associat-
ed with such persons also fall under
the expanded denition.
The NCAA also expects to create a
national registration system that
would allow schools, state regulators
and athletes to verify an agents qual-
ications and legal status through a
single database. Unregistered agents
would be prevented from meeting
prospective clients at the annual,
school-sponsored agent days com-
mon among major college programs.
The looming changes were among
the topics at an NCAA-sponsored
meeting in Washington last week that
brought together federal lawmakers
and state regulators with representa-
tives of pro sports leagues as well as
agents themselves.
NCAA looks to broaden definition of agents
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ATLANTAFALCONSSigned OT Kyle Jolly to the
practice squad.Placed OL Andrew Jackson on prac-
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BUFFALOBILLSPlaced CB Terrence McGee and
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Kamar Aiken from the practice squad. Signed WR
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practice squad.
CHICAGO BEARS Signed LS Jake Laptad to a
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means its the fans who will feel cheated the
LSU, Alabama and Arkansas all will have
played each other by the time next weekend
rolls around and its possible that none of
them will be the SEC champion when the
game ends on Dec. 3.
Given the results of that little round-robin
tournament so far, only fans of tractor pulls
will be rooting to see any two of those three
reprise those games in January.
LSU slogged past Alabama 9-6 in overtime
and the Crimson Tide pounded Arkansas 38-
In the past, the waiting period between the
end of the regular season and the champi-
onship game has always worked in the BCS
favor. Tempers cool as weeks pass. The out-
rageous lobbying and occasionally over-the-
top remarks coaches make about the selec-
tion process recede into the background.
Among fans, a kind of fatigue sets in.
Arguing over whether either or both teams
are deserving gives way to acceptance. Its
like walking around with a rock in your shoe.
What makes this season even more aggra-
vating is that the rankings are just about
right. Arkansas ventures into Baton Rouge on
Friday and if the Razorbacks pull off an
upset and go on to beat SEC East entrant
Georgia in the conference championship,
they will have earned the trip to New
Orleans. There are 14 one-loss teams in the
mix at the moment, but few would deny that
LSU even if the Tigers lose to Arkansas
and Alabama would be the most deserving
of the lot. The problem is that all three would
have aws we might be willing to overlook if
they had to clear a path to that championship
game on the eld its called a playoff
instead of relying on computer operators and
best guesses to deposit them there. Now,
theres virtually no chance the winner gets
the benet of the doubt from the majority of
All we know for certain is that the guys in
charge at the BCS dont mind seeing their
brand being kicked around like a rusty can
everywhere from the Oval Ofce down to the
corner tavern. It hardly matters to them if the
tweaks require additional tweaking, or if they
throw out a stinker in the showcase game
now and then. We keep hearing how resilient
college football is, but its hard to remember
a worse couple of years for the game.
Southern California isnt bowl eligible
because of the excesses of the Reggie Bush
era and Miami didnt even wait for an invita-
tion to turn down because of the ongoing
investigation into a rogue boosters largesse.
Ohio State, on the other hand, isnt likely to
say no, despite standing on the threshold of
NCAA double-secret probation, and probably
neither will Penn State, embroiled in a child
sex-abuse scandal that makes the usual trans-
gressions in the sport barely worth mention-
What all those scandals have in common
is, at the very least, the whiff of corruption,
not to mention what the NCAA terms a lack
of institutional control. So how tting is that
the BCS, which has twisted itself into a pret-
zel countless times to hang onto the postsea-
son franchise and been just transparent
enough to stay ahead of lawsuits and the
Congress, could nally get called out by the
fans for doing exactly what it was created to
Its shaping up to be a bowl season that
will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Cant wait to see how the BCS tries to tweak
its way out of this one.
Continued from page 11
and spread teams than teams that load the box
on us. As far as gameplanning, I think our
coaches put us in good positions knowing
what other teams are doing with the spread
and how were going to attack it. I think weve
been very successful against it.
It all comes down to leadership and our
sophomore leaders did it by example,
Tulloch said, adding that his defense
answered the call after a tough showing by
hitting the video tape and breaking down what
went wrong. In the season-opening loss to
Fresno, Tulloch said there were guys in the
lm room that same night all the way until
four in the morning.
When you have sophomores who are vet-
erans and leaders and do it by example, you
manage through the bumps in the road
because they know what it takes and they
show the rest of the defense how to do it,
Tulloch said.
CSM will show the rest of the county how
its done when the Bothman Bulldog Bowl
hits the air waves (on high denition no less)
this Saturday on KCSM-60 at 8:30 p.m.
KCSM is must carry on all area systems.
Its great, Tulloch said. Its a honor for
our guys to be bowl eligible. Its something
they deserved and they earned. Its a great
opportunity for them to show what kind of
team we are on a big stage, on TV, in front of
lots of recruiters. It just gives them an oppor-
tunity to showcase their abilities.
Speaking of recruiting, the CSM football
season rolls on with the transfer period
already in full swing. Tulloch said the staff
met with all CSM sophomores recently to
educate them on the process. Highlight and
game lms are being put together now and
mid-year transfers will be making their rst
ofcial visits after the Thanksgiving break.
Outside of football and in the classroom,
the focus is on making sure all those who
want to transfer can academically.
We have study hall every day, Tulloch
said. We have a lot of really good academic-
support programs that make all the difference
in the world for these guys.
On the recruiting front, Tulloch said CSMs
Top 100 is up and running.
Whats good is we have a good reputa-
tion, he said. Last year, we had six kids in
the Pac-10. They see the guys being prepared,
developed and moved on. And they go, OK,
this is not what most people might think about
a junior college. This is the real deal.
Continued from page 11
that a league champion might trump a program
that didnt even win its own division in the SEC
The BCS formula consists of three parts each
weighed equally: The Coaches Poll, Harris Poll
and the average of six computer rankings.
Stanford is only guaranteed a BCS bowl berth if
it nishes in the top four. The top two teams will
play for the BCS national title.
While his players continued to stay away from
the debate, Shaw said he felt compelled to stick
up for his program.
Theres a lot of football to be played, a lot of
things are going to shake themselves out. As we
have all year, were going to let other people
worry about that stuff, Shaw said. But I felt its
to a point where I had to say something cause I
dont understand it. Most people I talked to dont
understand it, the people who are explaining it
dont understand it. The experts have their dis-
agreements. So I just wanted to lay that out
Do with it what you want.
Notes: TE Zach Ertz practiced for the rst
time Monday night since missing the last three
games with a right knee injury. He is expected to
play Saturday. ... WR Chris Owusu will miss his
third straight game while he recovers from a
series of concussions. Whether he plays in the
bowl game has not been decided, Shaw said.
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and David Klepper
Some are holding potluck dinners instead of
springing for the entire feast. Others are stay-
ing home rather than ying. And a few are
skipping the turkey altogether.
On this the fourth Thanksgiving since the
economy sank, prices for everything from air-
line ights to groceries are going up, and some
Americans are scaling back. Yet in many
households, the occasion is too important to
skimp on. Said one mother: I dont have
much to give, but Ill be cooking, and the door
will be open.
Thanksgiving airfares are up 20 percent this
year, and the average price of a gallon of gas
has risen almost 20 percent, according to trav-
el tracker AAA. Rail travelers were also
affected, with fares on most one-way Amtrak
tickets up 2 to 5 percent.
Still, about 42.5 million people are expected
to travel, the highest number since the start of
the recession.
But even those who choose to stay home
and cook for themselves will probably
spend more. A 16-pound turkey and all the
trimmings will cost an average of $49.20, a
13 percent jump from last year, or about
$5.73 more, according to the American
Farm Bureau Federation, which says gro-
cers have raised prices to keep pace with
higher-priced commodities.
In Pawtucket, R.I., Jackie Galinis was
among those looking for help to put a proper
meal on the table. She stopped at a communi-
ty center this week seeking a donated food
basket. But by the time she arrived, all 300
turkeys had been claimed.
So Galinis, an unemployed retail worker,
will make do with whats in her apartment.
Well have to eat whatever Ive got, so Im
thinking chicken, she said.
Then her eyes lit up. Actually, I think Ive
got red meat in the freezer, some corned beef.
We could do a boiled dinner.
Galinis has another reason to clear out her
apartments freezer: Her landlord is in the
process of evicting her and her 3-year-old son.
The unemployment rate in Pawtucket, a city
struggling with the loss of manufacturing jobs,
is 12.1 percent, well above the national aver-
Carole Goldsmith of Fresno, Calif., decided
she didnt need to have a feast, even if she
could still afford it.
Goldsmith, an administrator at a communi-
ty college in Coalinga, Calif., said she typical-
ly hosts an over-the-top meal for friends and
family. This year, she canceled the meal and
donated a dozen turkeys to two homeless shel-
ters. She plans to spend Thursday volunteer-
ing before holding a small celebration Friday
with soup, bread and lots of gratitude.
Economy scaling back
Thanksgiving for many
See ECONOMY Page 22
With the economy still suffering, many people are scaling down their Thanksgiving dinners
and staying home for the holiday.
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Ryan J. Foley
IOWA CITY, Iowa A ruthless busi-
nessman who built one of the nations
largest egg production operations from
scratch even as he racked up environ-
mental and labor violations is getting
out of the business in disgrace after one
scandal was too much to overcome: a
nationwide salmonella outbreak caused
by his products.
Austin Jack DeCoster and his son,
Peter, said in a statement they have
given up control of egg operations in
Iowa, Maine and Ohio, including the
farms that produced salmonella-tainted
eggs that sickened an estimated 1,900
people and led to a recall of 550 million
eggs. Federal inspectors later discov-
ered filthy conditions at the farms,
including dead rodents and towers of
Steve Boomsma, chief operating of-
cer for Centrum Valley Farms in Alden,
Iowa, said in a telephone interview
Monday his rm had
signed a nine-year
lease with an option
to purchase six
DeCoster operations
in Iowa, including
the Wright County
Egg farms responsi-
ble for the outbreak.
A division of
Mi nnesot a- based
Land O Lakes
announced earlier this month it is taking
over DeCosters Maine egg farms. And
Boomsma said a deal could be
announced this week involving Iowa
investors takeover of DeCosters egg
operations in Ohio.
The salmonella outbreak caused big
retailers like Wal-Mart to drop DeCoster
products, a Congressional hearing
where DeCoster struggled to defend his
record, and a bitter legal feud with
DeCosters longtime top associate, John
Glessner, in which each is accusing the
other of mismanagement. The
DeCosters recently reached financial
settlements with about 40 people who
were sickened during the outbreak, and
attorneys involved in the litigation say
they are seeking compensation for more
than 100 others.
While we are committed to working
to address outstanding issues related to
the outbreak, it is important to note we
no longer operate any of the farms
involved and are no longer in the busi-
ness of egg production, the DeCoster
family said in a statement sent to The
Associated Press.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a
Republican who has often been critical
of DeCosters tactics, welcomed the
The DeCosters should have been out
of business a long time ago. This is
good news for the entire state of Iowa,
he said. The DeCosters have been con-
sistent and habitual violators who have
given Iowa egg producers a bad name.
Iowa produces more eggs than any
other state.
Egg mogul is leaving the industry
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NEW ORLEANS As Thanksgiving
nears, consumers with a taste for oyster
soup and oyster dressing with their holiday
meals are discovering the delectable shell-
fish are still in shorter supply and more
expensive than before last years Gulf oil
spill. But most dont seem to mind.
Its understandable, said New Orleans
resident Simon Templer, who spent close to
$20 for two pints of shucked oyster meat for
a cream-based oyster and artichoke soup he
plans to prepare for Thanksgiving. The
oyster industry is still hurting, so Im will-
ing to spend more if I have to.
Mike Voisin, owner of an oyster process-
ing and sales business southwest of New
Orleans, said Gulf oyster production is at
the lowest level its been in decades. Oyster
harvesters took a bashing last year during
the Gulf oil spill when much of the crop was
killed off in coastal waters of Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama. Now the oyster
crop, which needs brackish water to thrive,
is even more depressed because of freshwa-
ter intrusion from Mississippi River flood-
ing this summer.
This will be our lowest oyster year in a
very long time, probably since the late
80s, Voisin said.
The cut in oyster production has driven
prices up roughly 10 percent from last year,
Voisin said. Last year the price for a pint of
shucked oyster meat was in the $8 range,
and this year the price is closer to $10, he
said. Before the oil spill, a pint of oysters
was as little as $6 or $7, he said.
The price is a little high, but its not like
its for milk or eggs or something I need
every day, Templer said. Its for oysters,
and its Thanksgiving.
Debra Martin, of Westwego, La., said her
oyster and cornbread stuffing is a
Thanksgiving standard.
Everyone looks forward to my dressing,
she said. Im going to have it no matter the
Still, some say they just cant afford oys-
ters this year.
Theyre too high, said Bernadette
Williams, of Westwego, La., who this year is
nixing her breadcrumb-based oyster dress-
ing from the Thanksgiving menu. Im on a
fixed income, and I have to cook for more
than 20 people. I made it last year, but Im
going to have to skip it this year.
Higher prices dont seem to be curbing
restaurants from including oysters on their
holiday menus.
Bob Mahoney, owner of Mary Mahoneys
restaurant in Biloxi, Miss., said that even
though hes paying a little more for oysters,
he will be keeping his popular oyster soup
on the menu this Thanksgiving.
Well have the oyster soup, the seafood
gumbo, all of it, said Mahoney, who
already has more than 200 reservations for
Thanksgiving day.
Tommy Cvitanovich said his New Orleans
restaurant, Dragos, will be serving up its
famous charbroiled oysters free of charge to
police, firefighters and emergency workers
from a downtown New Orleans parking lot
Thanksgiving day. Its a tradition launched
the first Thanksgiving after Hurricane
Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, and
Cvitanovich said he wont stop because of
higher oyster prices.
Its something we like to do, that I think
is important to do, as a thank you to the
emergency workers in our community,
Cvitanovich said. I like to
bring my kids so they can be
reminded that Thanksgiving is
about more than having a day
off school.
Cvitanovich said he went as
long as he could after the oil
spill without raising prices on
oysters served at his restaurant
which are prepared either
raw or charbroiled but he
had to raise prices in January
by 55 cents per dozen.
Thats the first time I had
to raise my oyster prices in more than two
years, but I dont think Ill have to do it
again anytime soon, Cvitanovich said. The
industry is challenged and facing an uphill
climb, but oysters are resilient animals, and
they will come back.
Voisin said Gulf Coast states typically pro-
duce some 500 million pounds of the coun-
trys 750 million pounds of in-shell oysters
annually, and roughly half of all Gulf Coast
oysters come from Louisiana. After a dip in
production following Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita in 2005, the Gulf Coast oyster crop had
almost rebounded when the BP oil spill
sliced the harvest in half in 2010, Voisin said.
This year, freshwater from the Mississippi
River flooding cut Louisiana production to
about 35 percent, Voisin said. In Mississippi,
the freshwater wiped the crop out entirely,
said Shelly Becker, a spokeswoman for the
Mississippi Department of Marine
Resources. Becker said the season opened on
Oct. 24 but quickly closed on Oct. 29
because there was nothing to harvest.
Theres wasnt enough salinity, and the oys-
ters werent good enough.
Though Alabama is among the smaller of
the Gulf Coast oyster producers, it sits far-
ther from the mouth of the Mississippi River
and wasnt as affected by freshwater intru-
Avery Bates, a longtime oyster harvester
in Bayou La Batre, Ala., who also serves as
vice president of the Organized Seafood
Association of Alabama, said the states
oyster harvest appears to be healthy and rel-
atively plentiful this year.
Theyre salty, and theyre good, Bates
One of the biggest challenges in Alabama
and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast remains
the seafood industrys reputation nationally,
Bates said.
Ive never seen any storm hit us like BP
did, Bates said. It got our reputation.
People lost their clientele and closed. BP
hurt our reputation so bad.
Oysters pricey but still heading to Thanksgiving
Higher prices dont seem to be curbing restaurants from including oysters on their holiday
Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
I think everybody is OK with it, she said.
They understand. Everybody is in a different
place than they were a year ago.
In suburban Chicago, the Oak Park River
Forest Food Pantry got rid of turkey altogeth-
er. Last year, the pantry had a lottery in
October to distribute 600 turkeys between
almost 1,500 families.
The pantrys management has decided to
give all of its families a choice between other
kinds of meat ground turkey, sliced chick-
en, sh sticks and hamburger patties along
with the other trappings of a Thanksgiving
feast. The decision will save $16,000, money
that can go to feeding the hungry for the rest
of the year.
Do we give turkeys and hams to half of the
people or do we give them to none of them
and put that money back in the general food
budget? said the pantrys executive director,
Kathy Russell.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is
paying more for many basic items. Executive
Director Kate Maehr said she recently ordered
peanut butter that cost 38 percent more than
just six months ago. And the increase comes
at a bad time, when the economy has forced
more families to resort to food pantries, she
Andrew Thomas, a mailroom worker for a
Washington, D.C., law rm, had hoped to take
his two children to see his grandmother in
North Carolina. But with Christmas around
the corner, Thomas concluded he needed to
save money.
Were just going to eat real good and stay
home for this year, he said.
But George Gorham and his anci, Patricia
Horner, werent deterred. They ew across the
county to visit Gorhams son at North
Carolinas Fort Bragg.
They used frequent-ier miles and planned
to visit tourist attractions in the nations capi-
tal along the way. Horner said they still would
have made the trip without the miles, but it
would have been more painful.
Thanksgiving travelers were also at the
mercy of the weather. Forecasters warned of
rain and scattered thunderstorms in much of
the Northeast, with a mixture of snow and
freezing rain expected in upstate New York
and northern New England. Mountainous
areas could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.
In Juneau, Alaska, the Rev. George Silides
and his wife will bring turkey to a church
potluck, but not much more. Like millions of
others, Silides said, the couple was feeling
the economic pinch.
Juneau, Alaskas capital, is an expensive
place to live. The only way in or out is by air
or boat. Silides wife now works as an English
teacher to support their family of six.
In previous years, Stacy Hansen would
either host a large Thanksgiving meal or y
from her Florida home to be with family in
Minnesota. Not this year.
Hansen and her teenage son are staying
home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., near Tampa.
They picked out a 10-pound turkey and two
frozen, buy-one-get-one-free pies at the
supermarket. She cant afford to y herself
and her son north, and her two grown children
cant afford to y back to Florida.
Its going to be a quiet Thanksgiving, she
said. Were going to be thankful for what we
do have.
Galinis plans a similar holiday using what-
ever she can nd.
Even if I only had two nickels to rub
together, Id do something, she said. I dont
have much to give, but Ill be cooking and the
door will be open.
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business based on his passion for tea. In July,
the two opened Rue Du Th, meaning the
avenue or street of tea in French. Their phi-
losophy is to bring communities together
through a comfortable, casual and friendly
environment for all people to enjoy an every-
day pot of tea. They value community and
want people to feel at ease with tea, they said.
Drinking tea is a form of spiritual relax-
ation, Reeves, an independent contractor at
Cisco, said. Tea has the same amount of caf-
feine as coffee except it has a smoother deliv-
ery and additional health benets. Though tea
does not have as large of a culture as coffee, it
is continuously growing and expanding
because there are so many unique avors that
t all types of people.
Rue Du Th carries more than 60 varieties
from Leland Tea Company. The shops loose
leaf tea bar includes categories of black, rooi-
bos, pu-erh, green, herbal, mate, white,
oolong and organic. Their signature house tea
is Paris, which contains black tea, red tea
rooibos, bergamot tea and chunks of pears and
caramel. Customers are encouraged to open
canisters to smell, feel and experience the tea
then mix, match and blend the teas that best
ts their liking.
Otero considers himself a master blender in
blending herbs, spices, dried fruits and ow-
ers into his tea. He uses his inspiration of cre-
ating, cooking and blending avors and spices
from his background of working in restau-
I have created some sort of niche where
people can enjoy a good cup and not feel
intimidated, Otero said. I want to enhance
peoples experience by putting out a positive
energy when creating custom blends of tea.
People have this natural sense of peace and
constant ow when experiencing tea and that
is beautiful.
Chocolatier Mindy Fong of Jade Chocolates
blends tea into her chocolate by using Leland
Teas bogart black tea, munbai chai tea and
jasmine tea. Fong focuses on four types of
dark and milk chocolate: chocolate bars, truf-
es, panned products of chocolate covered
fruit and nuts, and mango orchids half-dipped
in chocolate on bamboo sticks. She also began
a line of hot chocolates infused with jasmine
tea, white tea and lavender.
My theory is that chocolate goes with any-
thing, Fong said. Its like the color black and
white mixed with any color palette. Chocolate
is sweet, savory and compliments almost any-
Teas are served in small, medium and large
loose leaf tea pots to be steeped and strained.
Chocolates, pastries, sandwiches and salads
are served on a tiered platter. In addition, fresh
goods such as pastries, cookies, scones, short-
bread, macaroon and madeleines are sold at
their bakery.
Two weeks ago, the tea room hosted an
adoption event for the San Francisco Bay Area
organization, Rocket Dog Rescue. Seven
adoptions successfully took place that day.
Liz Smith, owner of Trick Dog Treats in San
Francisco, sold all natural serenitea treats for
pups containing a blend of chamomile, pep-
permint, blueberries and sunower seed but-
The tea shop can accommodate 25 to 30
seated and 50 standing customers with no
additional fees of a long stay. It welcomes pri-
vate parties celebrating birthdays, anniver-
saries, bridal showers, baby showers, fondue
parties and more.
What makes a great tea preparation is the
total experience, Reeves said. The best tea is
a tea that is high quality, affordable and has a
lot of character. Its the idea of bringing every-
one together to enjoy the company of the peo-
ple you care about.
To see hours, create custom blends or pur-
chase Leland Tea products visit
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Sunday, November 27th
The Main Gallery reveals its
Holiday Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Main Gallery, 1018 Main St.,
Redwood City. For more information
call 701-1018.
Job Seekers at Your Library. 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. San Mateo Main
Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San
Mateo. Get help with job searches,
resume writing and online job appli-
cations. For more information call
City Talk Toastmasters Club meet-
ing. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Community Room, Redwood City
Main Library, 1044 Middlefield
Road, Redwood City. Come and
improve your communication and
leadership skills. For more informa-
tion call (202) 390 7555.
Thanksgiving Eve service. 7 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church, 401 Santa
Lucia Ave., Millbrae. For more infor-
mation call 588-2840 or visit cal-
Daniel Castro (Club Fox Blues
Jam). 7 p.m. Club Fox, 2209
Broadway, Redwood City. $5. For
more information call 369-7770.
Pet Photos with Santa. 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60
31st Ave., San Mateo. Bring your
special pet for photos with Santa. For
more information visit
Thanksgiving Dinner. 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.,
800 Middle Road, Menlo Park.
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is a pio-
neer in senior services and was the
first volunteer organization to
receive a HUD grant to develop and
build low-income senior housing in
the United States. $15 per person.
Tickets are non-refundable and must
be purchased by Wednesday, Nov.
23. For more information or to order
tickets call 326-0665.
Celtic music with the Lighthouse
String Band. 8 pm to 10 p.m. The
Wine Bar, 270 Capistrano Road No.
22, Half Moon Bay. $5. For more
information call 726-0770.
A Christmas Carol. 8 p.m. Coast
Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St.,
Half Moon Bay. Dickens classic tale
of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, miser-
ly man who hates Christmas, with a
few twists. Both young thespians
from the Coastal Theatre
Conservatory childrens theater pro-
gram and veteran Coastal Rep actors
will be preforming. For more infor-
mation call 726-0998.
Wise Old Owl Holiday Traditions
at Filoli. Enjoy the Premiere Access
Shopping Evening in the
HolidayBoutique, piano melodies,
white wine, hors doeuvres, the
Evening Dinner Party, buffet lunch
or bistro dining. Tickets available at
Natures Bounty exhibit. San
Mateo County History Museum.
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Natures Bounty explores how the
early people who lived here used nat-
ural resources. New additions and
renovations to the exhibit will be
completed by Thanksgiving. $5 for
adults. $3 for seniors and students.
Free for children 5 and under. For
more information visit
International Gem and Jewelry
Show. Noon to 6 p.m. San Mateo
County Event Center, 2495 S.
Delaware St., San Mateo. 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. on Nov. 26. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 27. $10 for adults, cash only.
Parking is also $10 cash only. For
more information visit
American Legion Post No. 409
Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The American Legion, 757 San
Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Pancakes,
scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage
and beverages will be served. $7 per
person. $5 for children under 10.
Peninsula Youth Ballet
Nutcracker. 2 p.m., Bayside
Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe
Ave., San Mateo. Sponsored in part
by the Daily Journal. Tickets range
from $20 to $40. For more informa-
tion visit or call 631-3767.
An Evening of Pink Floyd with
House of Floyd. 8 p.m. Club Fox,
2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $18.
For more information call 369-7770.
A Christmas Carol. 8 p.m. Coast
Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St.,
Half Moon Bay. Dickens classic tale
of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, miser-
ly man who hates Christmas, with a
few twists. Both young thespians
from the Coastal Theatre
Conservatory childrens theater pro-
gram and veteran Coastal Rep actors
will be preforming. For more infor-
mation call 726-0998.
The Fab Four: the ultimate tribute
to the Beatles. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre,
2223 Broadway, Redwood City.
Show includes three costume
changes representing each era of the
Beatles ever-evolving career. 100
percent live show with no backing
tracks or sequences. Tickets avail-
able at the Fox Theatre Office.
Tickets are $35, $40, $45 and $50.
For more information call 369-7770.
Smoking blues with Garrick Davis.
8 pm to 10 p.m. The Wine Bar, 270
Capistrano Road No. 22, Half Moon
Bay. $5. For more information call
Peninsula Youth Ballet
Nutcracker. 2 p.m. Bayside
Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe
Ave., San Mateo. Sponsored in part
by the Daily Journal. Tickets range
from $20 to $40. For more informa-
tion visit or call 631-3767.
A Christmas Carol. 2 p.m. Coast
Repertory Theater, 1167 Main St.,
Half Moon Bay. Dickens classic tale
of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, miser-
ly man who hates Christmas, with a
few twists. Both young thespians
from the Coastal Theatre
Conservatory childrens theater pro-
gram and veteran Coastal Rep actors
will be preforming. For more infor-
mation call 726-0998.
Waltz Drop-in Lesson and Dance
Party. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Boogie
Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City
Blvd., Foster City. Come learn how
to Waltz. For pricing and more infor-
mation call 627-4854.
Howard Liberman. 5 pm to 10 p.m.
The Wine Bar, 270 Capistrano Road
No. 22, Half Moon Bay. $5. For
more information call 726-0770.
Opinion Exchange with Jim
Dunbar. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Twin
Pines Senior & Community Center,
20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Jim
Dunbar is a former KGO Radio talk
show News Anchor and Director.
The session will include discussion
and commentary on current events.
Free. Call 595-7444 to reserve your
space or for more information.
Kiwanis Club meeting. 12:10 p.m.
Iron Gate Restaurant, 1360 El
Camino Real, Belmont. The Kiwanis
Club of San Carlos is a service club
that meets on the second and fourth
Monday of each month. The speaker
for this meeting is Andy Klein, the
mayor of San Carlos. Free. For more
information call 591-1739.
Toy collection. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
SamTrans Headquarters, 1250 San
Carlos Ave., San Carlos. Santas
helpers will be collecting new
unwrapped toys or books for the
Salvation Army and the U.S. Marine
Corps Reserves Toys for Tots pro-
gram. Cookies and hot chocolate will
be served. For more information visit or
Library Treasure Hunt. 3:30 p.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de
las Pulgas, Belmont. If youre a fan
of movies like National Treasure or
The DaVinci Code, you cant miss
this library treasure hunt challenge.
Solve clues with up to three team
members to win a big grand prize.
For ages 12-19. Treasure hunt will be
in the library and will start in the
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checks averaging about $300. For most
of the long-term unemployed, that is
their main source of income.
Theres an awful lot of uncertainty
ahead, said Michael Hanson, senior
U.S. economist at Bank of America
Merrill Lynch.
Both changes would leave Americans
with an estimated $165 billion less to
spend. The Federal Reserve expects the
economy to grow only 2.7 percent next
year, and economists say the expiration
of the two programs could reduce
growth by a full percentage point.
The government said Tuesday that
the economy grew at a 2 percent rate in
July, August and September, down from
earlier estimates of 2.5 percent.
To bring unemployment down signif-
icantly, the economy has to grow more
than twice as fast as it grew this sum-
Congress could extend the tax cut and
unemployment benefits when it returns
from Thanksgiving recess next week.
But the same partisan philosophical dif-
ferences that sank the supercommittee
could complicate the debate.
At the same time, Congress may be
unwilling to force what is essentially a
tax increase on tens of millions of
Americans just as an election year
Both measures were part of a deal
struck in December 2010 by President
Barack Obama and Republicans in
The cut applies to the tax that pays
for Social Security. The tax applies to
the first $106,800 a person makes in a
year. The deal lowered the rate paid by
individuals to 4.2 percent from 6.2 per-
cent for this year. Companies also pay a
6.2 rate on their payroll.
Some Republicans have indicated
they could support extending the tax
cut, but there would almost certainly be
a fight over how to pay for it. Without
spending cuts or other tax increases,
renewing the Social Security tax cut
would swell the deficit.
Obama, as part of his jobs bill in
September, Obama proposed lowering
the rate further, to 3.1 percent, and cut-
ting the employer portion to 3.1 percent
up to the first $5 million on their pay-
Cuts at that level would pump almost
$250 billion more into the economy
compared with last year, when individ-
uals and employers both paid the 6.2
percent rate.
Obama, speaking Tuesday in New
Hampshire, urged Republicans to con-
tinue the tax break.
Dont be a Grinch, the president
said. Dont vote to raise taxes on
working Americans during the holi-
On Monday, White House press sec-
retary Jay Carney suggested that renew-
ing or deepening the tax cut could be
paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy.
Republicans have refused to consider
doing so.
Most states provide up to 26 weeks of
unemployment benefits. The deal
extended benefits to up to 99 weeks in
states with the highest unemployment
Unless that is renewed, almost 2.2
million people out of work will lose
benefits by the first week in February.
About 6 million people would lose
weekly benefits by the end of the year.
Just the uncertainty of not knowing
what Congress will do could cause
businesses to hold back on hiring and
investment, and therefore drag down
economic growth, Hanson said.
Most economists would like to see
lower budget deficits, but most would
like the government to reduce the
deficit gradually, to avoid hurting the
weak economy. And they would all pre-
fer robust economic growth to solve the
The supercommittees failure triggers
$1 trillion in automatic cuts in govern-
ment spending beginning in 2013.
Congress could undo them, but then
credit rating agencies might downgrade
the governments long-term debt, as
Standard & Poors did in August.
An even bigger hurdle looms at the
end of 2012. Thats when the tax cuts
passed during the Bush administration
are set to expire. Losing those tax cuts
would cost taxpayers up to an addition-
al $4 trillion over 10 years.
Combined, all those factors would
reduce growth in 2013 by between 1.5
and 3.5 percentage points, Douglas
Elmendorf, director of the
Congressional Budget Office, estimated
last week.
Continued from page 1
Dont be a Grinch.
... Dont vote to raise taxes on
working Americans during the holidays.
Barack Obama
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25 Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Wanted: Independent Contractor to provide deliv-
ery of the Daily Journal six days per week, Mon-
day thru Saturday, early morning. Experience
with newspaper delivery required. Must have
valid license and appropriate insurance coverage
to provide this service in order to be eligible.
Papers are available for pickup in San Mateo at
3:00 a.m. or San Francisco earlier.
We are currently collecting applications for the cit-
ies of Redwood City and for Burlingame. It helps if
you live near the area you deliver.
Please apply in person Monday-Friday only, 10am
to 4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St
#210, San Mateo.
110 Employment 110 Employment
110 Employment 110 Employment
110 Employment 110 Employment
Join the Daily Journal Event marketing
team as a Sales and Business Development
Specialist. Duties include sales and
customer service of event sponsorships,
partners, exhibitors and more. Interface
and interact with local businesses to
enlist participants at the Daily Journals
ever expanding inventory of community
events such as the Senior Showcase,
Family Resource Fair, Job Fairs, and
more. You will also be part of the project
management process. But rst and
foremost, we will rely on you for sales
and business development.
This is one of the fastest areas of the
Daily Journal, and we are looking to grow
the team.
Must have a successful track record of
sales and business development.
We are looking for a telemarketing whiz,
who can cold call without hesitation and
close sales over the phone. Experience
preferred. Must have superior verbal,
phone and written communication skills.
Computer prociency is also required.
Self-management and strong business
intelligence also a must.
To apply for either position,
please send info to or call
The Daily Journal seeks
two sales professionals
for the following positions:
110 Employment 110 Employment 110 Employment
104 Training
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classi-
fieds will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
bility shall be limited to the price of one
insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be sub-
mitted within 30 days. For full advertis-
ing conditions, please ask for a Rate
106 Tutoring
Spanish, French,
Certificated Local
All Ages!
107 Musical Instruction
Music Lessons
Sales Repairs Rentals
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363 Grand Ave.
So. San Francisco
110 Employment
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Top Pay, Benefits, Bonus, No Nights
Redwood City Location
714.542-9000 X147
Fax: 714.542-1891
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
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110 Employment
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provider of home care, in
need of your experienced,
committed care for seniors.
Prefer CNAs/HHAs with car,
clean driving record, and
great references.
Good pay and benefits
Call for Greg at
(650) 556-9906
Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
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Average rep. earns $700 p/w. Paid
weekly! Our office is in San Car-
los. Call Paul for interview
110 Employment 110 Employment
The Daily Journal is looking for in-
terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
so 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 in-
terns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not neces-
sarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
ply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to or by reg-
ular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Defining Action, 6320 Shelter Creek
Ln., San Bruno, CA 94066 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Kui H.
Tan, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Kui H. Tan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/19/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/11, 11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Half Moon Bay RV Park &
Campground, 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owners: Kevin
Palmer, 321 Verde Road, Half Moon
Bay, CA 94019 and Cameron Palmer,
480 Wavecrest, Half Moon Bay, CA
94019. The business is conducted by
Co-Partners. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Kevin Palmer /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/04/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 509328
Petitioner, Rajeev Gupta & Rachna Mittal
filed a petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Rohan Mittal
Proposed name: Rohan Gupta
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on December 7,
2011 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 10/26/2011
/s/ Beth Freeman/
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 10/26/2011
(Published 11/02/11, 11/09/11, 11/16/11,
The following person is doing business
as: Mr. Detail, 715 Woodside Way, #4,
San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Jose Walter
Nunez, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Jose Walter Nunez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/03/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/11, 11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Butler Sea Products, 800 Alsace Lor-
raine Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Tyler LLee Butler, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Tyler Lee Butler /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/11, 11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Hope Caregivers, 8 Wakefield Ave-
nue, Daly City, CA 94015 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Catalina
Downey, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Catalina V. Downey /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/12/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Bay Hill Taxi Cab, 3015 E. Bayshore
Rd., #11, Redwood City, CA 94063 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Nelson Romero, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Nelson Romero /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/12/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: New Hope Community Church,
1794 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA
94303 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Kelvin Smith & Sherrie
Smith, 2301 Carlmont Dr., #27, Belmont,
CA 94002. The business is conducted
by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Kelvin Smith /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/07/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
26 Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
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.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to:
203 Public Notices 203 Public Notices
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Nadyne K. Love M.F.T., 961 Laurel
St., Ste. 202, San Carlos, CA 94070 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Nadyne K. Love, 542 Quartz St., Red-
wood City, CA 94062. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Nadyne K. Love /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
The following person is doing business
as: VC Enterprise, 1427 Mission Rd.,
Unit E, South San Francisco, CA 94080
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Virgilio Malunay, 13 Ida Dr., So.
San Francisco, CA 94080. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 06/11/2007.
/s/ Virgilio Malunay /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Nail Art, 2) Artistic Nails, 508 San
Mateo Ave, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Mireya Cabello, 3434 Rolison Rd, Red-
wood City CA 94063. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 11/1/2011.
/s/ Mireya Cabello /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/3/2011. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Nila XIV, 142 Elm St., Apt. 110, San
Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Nicole L. Virdure,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Nicole L. Virdure /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/08/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11).
The following person is doing business
as: AFA Limousine Service, 990 Saint
Francis Blvd., #2027, Daly City, CA
94015 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Ademar Inacio Almeida Filho,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 11/5/2011.
/s/ Ademar Inacio Almeida Filho /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/08/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Lightbox Libraries, 320 Hedge Road,
Menlo Park, CA 94025 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Cynthia
Jane Lee, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 08/01/2011.
/s/ Cynthia Jane Lee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/11, 11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Joe Ryan Peninsula Painting, 1548
Maple St., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063
is hereby registered by the following
owners: Jose Ryan, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 1993.
/s/ Jose Ryan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11, 12/14/11).
The following person is doing business
as: JK Designworks, 10 Pyrola Ln, SAN
CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Jeanette Kar-
thaus, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Jeanette Karthaus /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11, 12/14/11).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Corporate Edge Tranportation,
609 Bayswater Ave, BURLINGAME, CA,
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Philip Pedrin, and Amy Pe-
drin, same address. The business is con-
ducted by a Husband and Wife. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Philip Pedrin /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/31/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11, 12/14/11).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Duble Duty Dog Traing, 611 Wessex
Way #6, BELMONT, CA, 94002 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Heidi Hurdy, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Husband and
Wife. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Heidi Hurdy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/16/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11, 12/14/11).
The following person is doing business
as: Fremont Smile, 797 Jenevein Ave,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Edwin
Chicchon DDS, Inc. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 11/14/2011
/s/ Edwin Chicchon /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2011. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/23/11, 11/30/11, 12/07/11, 12/14/11).
Date of Filing Application: Nov. 4, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are:
The applicant(s) listed above are apply-
ing to Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
560 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
Type of license applied for:
41- On-Sale General Eating Place
San Mateo Daily Journal
November 9,1 6, 23, 2011
STATEMENT # 236583
The following person has abandoned the
use of the fictitious business name: Mr.
Detail. The fictitious business name re-
ferred to above was filed in County on
09/07/2011. The business was conduct-
ed by: Lupe Santizo, 4331 EWS Woods
Blvd., Stockton, CA 95206.
/s/ Lupe Santizo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 10/03/2011. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/02/11,
11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11).
The following person has abandoned the
use of the fictitious business name: Bas-
kin-Robbins #2407. The fictitious busi-
ness name referred to above was filed in
County on 02/22/2010. The business
was conducted by: Sunny 365 Enter-
prise, INC, CA.
/s/ Shihtsun Chou /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 10/26/2011. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/23/11,
11/30/11, 12/07/11, 11/14/11).
The following person has abandoned the
use of the fictitious business name: Man-
cora. The fictitious business name refer-
red to above was filed in County on
11/29/2010. The business was conduct-
ed by: Sandra Mejia, & Felipz Vanlem-
/s/ Sandra Mejia /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 11/21/2011. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/23/11,
11/30/11, 12/07/11, 11/14/11).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND 11/19, at Bridgepointe Shopping
Center, Bed Bath and Beyond bag con-
taining something. Call to describe. Clau-
dia, (650)349-6059
LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch,
May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd.
& Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call
Gen @ (650)344-8790
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
LOST: Center cap from wheel of Cadil-
lac. Around Christmas time. Chrome with
multi-colored Cadillac emblem in center.
Small hole near edge for locking device.
Belmont or San Carlos area.
Joel 650-592-1111.
294 Baby Stuff
Overland Limited, black, gray with blue
stripes, great cond., $65., SOLD
296 Appliances
BISSELL UPRIGHT vacuum cleaner
clear view model $45 650-364-7777
CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all.
ELECTRIC HEATER - Oil filled electric
heater, 1500 watts, $30., (650)504-3621
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
size. Great for college, bar or rec room
$35. SOLD
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck-cannister
type $40., (650)637-8244
WASHING MACHINE - Maytag, large
capacity, $75., (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
used but works perfectly, many settings,
full size top load, $90., (650)888-0039
297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26, $75. obo
ROYAL BLUE TrailBlazer Bike 26in.
Frame Excellent Conditio.n Needs Seat,
Tires and Rims. Some Rust on Chain
$30 650-873-8167
298 Collectibles
1982 PRINT "A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head" See:
650-204-0587 $75
2 BEAUTIFUL figurines - 1 dancing cou-
ple, 1 clown face. both for $15.
49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all,
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
ful, large-size, can fit two people under-
neath. $15 SOLD
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags
attached, good condition. $10 each or 12
for $100. (650) 588-1189
en, from Shaws Ice Cream shop, early
1980s, all $25., (650)518-0813
STAND with 8 colored lights at base / al-
so have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880
bleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand
new in original box. (415)612-0156
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo
$10 (650)692-3260
JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Ri-
chard (650)834-4926
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
OLYMPUS DIGITAL camera - C-4000,
doesnt work, great for parts, has carry-
ing case, or simply display as collectible,
$30., (650)347-5104
1981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2,
all $40., (650)518-0813
PRECIOUS MOMENTS vinyl dolls - 16,
3 sets of 2, $35. each set, (650)518-0813
SPORTS CARDS, huge collection, over
20,000 cards, stars, rookies, hall of fa-
mers. $100 for all. (650)207-2712
299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
CLASSIC CAR model by Danbury Mint
$99 (650)345-5502
WWII PLASTIC aircraft models $50 (35
total) 650-345-5502
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
ANTIQUE STOOL - Rust color cushion
with lions feet, antique, $50.obo,
CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot,
solid mahogany. $300/obo.
LARGE SELECTION of Opera records
vinyl 78's 2 to 4 per album $8 to $20 ea.
obo, (650)343-4461
303 Electronics
21 INCH TV Monitor with DVD $45. Call
each, (650)364-0902
46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
COLOR TV - Apex digital, 13, perfect
condition, manual, remote, $55.,
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
PANASONIC TV 21 inch $25.,
SONY TV fair condition $25
650 867-2720
TV 25 inch color with remote $25. Sony
12 inch color TV, $10 Excellent condi-
tion. (650)520-0619
TV SET Philips 21 inch with remote $40.,
VINTAGE SEARS 8465 aluminum photo
tripod + bag. Sturdy! $25 See: 650-204-0587
304 Furniture
2 DINETTE Chairs both for $29
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
42" ROUND Oak Table (with 12") leaf.
Clean/Great Cond. $40. 650-766-9553.
304 Furniture
BASSET LOVE Seat Hide-a-Bed, Beige,
Good Cond. Only $30! 650-766-9553
solid oak, 55 X 54, $49., (650)583-8069
BUNK STYLE Bed elevated bed approx
36 in high w/play/storage under. nice
color. $75. 650 591 6283
CAST AND metal headboard and foot-
board. white with brass bars, Queen size
$95 650-588-7005
CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candela-
bre base with glass shades $20.
CHILDREN BR - Wardrobe with shelf.
bookcase and shelving. attractive colors.
$99. (650)591-6283
COFFEE TABLE 62"x32" Oak (Dark
Stain) w/ 24" side Table, Leaded Bev-
eled Glass top. - $90. 650-766-9553
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DINING SET glass table with rod iron & 4
blue chairs $100/all. 650-520-7921, 650-
DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19
inches $30. (650)873-4030
DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side
tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134
DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side
tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLE marble top with drawer with
matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in
box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x
21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
net with three storage compartments.
78 x 36 x 21 has glass doors and
shelf. $75 650-594-1494
FOAM INCLINER for twin bed $40
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
HAND MADE portable jewelry display
case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x
20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
MATCHED PAIR, brass/carved wood
lamps with matching shades, perfect, on-
ly $12.50 each, 650-595-3933
MATTRESS TOPPER chrome full size
$15., (650)368-3037
glass 30X30" $35 (650)342-7933
26" $10 (650)342-7933
16" X 30" $20 (650)342-7933
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, good for home office or teenagers
room, $75., (650)888-0039
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
SEWING CABINET- walnut. Great for a
seamstress ery good condition. $35 or
SOFA (LIVING room) Large, beige. You
pick up $45 obo. 650-692-1942
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $35, 650-341-5347
STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of
storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass
top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
VANITY ETHAN Allen maple with drawer
and liftup mirror like new $95
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and
bronze $45. (650)592-2648
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
KITCHENAID MIXER - large for bread
making, good condition, SOLD!
LAMPS - 2 southwestern style lamps
with engraved deer. $85 both, obo,
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
SALAD SPINNER - Never used, $7.00,
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
SUSHI SET - Blue & white includes 4 of
each: chopsticks, plates, chopstick hold-
ers, brand new, still in box, $9.,
TOASTER/OVEN WHITE finish barely
used $15. 650-358-0421
307 Jewelry & Clothing
49ER'S JACKET Adult size $50.
in Greece. Many colors, shapes & sizes
Full Jewely tray with over 100 pieces,
$30., (650)595-4617
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry -
various sizes, colors, $80. for bag,
LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow length-
gloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436
308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10,
4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150
pounds, new with lifetime warranty and
case, $39, 650-595-3933
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN JIG saw cast iron stand
with wheels $25 best offer650 703-9644
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
3,450 RPM $50 (650)347-5373
Sears Penske USA, for older cars, like
new, $60., (650)344-8549 leave msg.
HAND DRILL $6.00 (415) 333-8540
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
308 Tools
NEW, FULL size, 2 ton, low profile floor
jack still in box. $50 SOLD!
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - (2) heavy duty, tape
Casio & Sharp, $30/ea, (650)344-8549
$60. (650)878-9542
OFFICE LAMP new $7. (650)345-1111
310 Misc. For Sale
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each,
1970 TIFFANY style swag lamp with
opaque glass, $59., (650)692-3260
1ST ISSUE of vanity fair 1869 frame car-
icatures - 19 x 14 of Statesman and
Men of the Day, $99.obo, (650)345-5502
2 COLOR framed photo's 24" X 20"
World War II Air Craft P-51 Mustang and
P-40 Curtis $99. (650)345-5502
full size, colonial style, solid beige color,
hardly used, in original packages, Burl.,
$60. both, (650)347-5104
29 BOOKS - Variety of authors, $25.,
3 CRAFT BOOKS - hardcover, over 500
projects, $40., (650)589-2893
30 PAPERBACK BOOKS - 4 children ti-
tles, have several duplicate copies, many
other various single copies, great condi-
tion, $12. all, (650)347-5104
4 IN 1 stero unit. CD player broken. $20
4 WHEEL Nova walker with basket $100
(sells new for over $200) (415) 246-3746
5 PHOTOGRAPHIC civil war books plus
4 volumes of Abraham Lincoln war years
books $90 B/O must see 650 345-5502
with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra
large, good condition, $10. each obo,
selections, used trains, must see!
671 Laurel St., San Carlos
umes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all
ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12.
ART BOOKS hard Cover, full color (10)
Norman Rockwell and others $10 each
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
back books. 4 at $3.00 each or all for
$10., Call (650)341-1861
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
BATH TOWELS - Used, Full size, white,
good quantity, $4. each, a few beach
towels, SSF, (650)871-7200
27 Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
310 Misc. For Sale 310 Misc. For Sale
315 Wanted to Buy 315 Wanted to Buy
1 Co. that makes
Motrin and
6 In __ land
10 Flew the coop
14 Happen next
15 Doctor Zhivago,
16 __ Lackawanna
17 Home of the City
of 1,000 Minarets
18 Ben Stillers mom
20 Best Supporting
Actress winner for
Vicky Cristina
22 Beehive St.
23 Aqua Velva
24 Military division
28 Classic sports
29 Casino area
30 The Columbia R.
forms much of its
northern border
31 Edit menu
34 Generals level
38 Night sounds
40 Kilmer of The
41 __ flu
42 Quaint storage
45 Animal rights org.
46 Arles A
47 __ Day Will
Come: 1963 #1
48 Set down
50 Household
attention getter
52 Ancient Dead
Sea land
54 Org. offering
motel discounts
57 Major oil
(theyre found, in
a way, in 20-, 34-
and 42-Across)
60 Where many
tests are given
63 Indian princesses
64 Lie low
65 Price-limiting
66 Playing marble
67 Countercurrent
68 Noticed
69 Nuts for sodas
1 Wranglers and
2 Theater supporter
3 Backstreet Boys
4 Con
5 Long-distance
fliers complaint
6 Jumped
7 Sleep disorder
8 Omars Mod
Squad role
9 Harsh, as
10 2007 Dancing
With the Stars
11 Horse and
buggy __
12 Christmas buy
13 Afternoon cup
19 Longtime
21 Spirit __ Louis
25 Honest!
26 Zagreb native
27 Natural dye
28 Bit of dust
29 Skin
31 Sure
32 Nary a soul
33 Beardless Dwarf
35 Partner of out
36 Ballerinas step
37 Glimpse
39 News exclusives
43 Funny-sounding
44 Plumlike fruit
49 Pacific Surfliner
51 Walk casually
52 Overact
53 Mischievous kid
54 Years record
55 Tums target
56 Beasts of burden
58 Make do
59 Rival of Cassio
60 Ally of Fidel
61 It may be flipped
62 Insert
By Jack McInturff
(c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle
310 Misc. For Sale
BBQ SMOKER BBQ Grill, LP Coleman,
Alaskan Cookin Machine, cost $140 sell
$75. 650-344-8549
BBQ SMOKER, w/propane tank, wheels,
shelf, sears model $86 650-344-8549
BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry mak-
ing, $75. all, (650)676-0732
artist signed 14.75x12.75 solid wood
frame with attached wire hanger Burlin-
game (650)347-5104 $35
BOAT ANCHOR - 12lbs Galvanized $10
BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII,
Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65.,
BOXES MOVING storage or office as-
sorted sizes 50 cents /each (50 total)
BQ GILL with Cover 31/2' wide by 3' tall
hardly used $49 650 347-9920
BRUGMANSIA TREE large growth and
in pot, $50., (650)871-7200
CANDLE HOLDER with angel design,
tall, gold, includes candle. Purchased for
$100, now $30. (650)345-1111
CHERRY MAPLE Headboard and Foot-
board only, size Full $50. New Maple,
Oak Wood cabinet doors also $10 each
obo 650-873-8167
VAC with variable speeds and all the at-
tachments, $40., (650)593-7553
CYMBIDIUM ORCHID plants yellow/gold
color Must sell. $ 10.SOLD
310 Misc. For Sale
DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2
total, (650)367-8949
DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1
Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather
week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75.,
DUFFEL BAGS - 1 Large Duffel Bag ,1
Xtra Lg. Duffel w Wheels, 1 Leather
week-ender Satchel, All 3 at $75.,
dition $50., (650)878-9542
ELVIS PRESLEY poster book $20.
FRAMED PAINTING - Girl picking dai-
sies, green & white, 22x26, $50.,
used $8., (408)249-3858
Black Metal Four Supports with Planter
Holders About 10 tall $30
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
GM CODE reader '82-'95 - SOLD!
perfect condition $55 650 867-2720
JANET EVANOVICH (4) hardback
books $3/each (8) paperback books
$1/each 650-341-1861
LARGE BOWL - Hand painted and sign-
ed. Shaped like a goose. Blue and white
$45 (650)592-2648
with monitor, works perfectly, only $99,
MASSAGE TABLE - excellent condition
with case, $100. BO, SOLD
310 Misc. For Sale
MEN'S ASHTON and Hayes leather
briefcase new. Burgundy color. $95 obo,
MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x
21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base,
like new, $95., (650)349-2195
MOTORCYCLE JACKET black leather -
Size 42, $60.obo, (650)290-1960
creating Fresh Clear Water for any use
$99 650 619-9203
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861
Wood with metal supports. $40 Obo
PACHIRA PLANT 3ft. H. (Money plant)
with decorative Pot $30. (650)592-2648
and burgandy, good condition, $100.,
$80/all (650)345-5502
SEWING CABINET- walnut. 2 drawers,
2 fold out doors for thread and supplies
Shelf for Sewing supplies and material.
Very good condition Asking $ 50. SOLD
SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes)
factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712
SHEEP SKIN COAT - excellent condition
small to med. size very thick. $35. SOLD
SHOWER POOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
w/ Remote, Black $100 (650)345-1111
STUART WOODS Hardback Books
2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861
TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never
used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)594-
310 Misc. For Sale
TWO GREEN/BLACK Metal Bar Chairs
Heavy Style Used For Plant Holders
$10 each 650-873-8167
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays $25 650 867-2720
VERIZON CAR charger, still in sealed
factory package, $10, 650-595-3933
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
Pieces and Light Denim Bolt, up to $7 a
yard 650-873-8167
Royal Blue Top 2 Quart New in Box $10
Ea use all brand Filters 650-873-8167
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WALKER. INVACARE 6291-3f, dual re-
lease walker. Fixed 3" wheels & glider
tips. Adj height for patients 5'3 thru 6'4.
Brand new. $50. (650)594-1494
WEBBER BBQ 18" With starter column
& cover excellent condition $50
650 349-6969
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for
both. (650)342-4537
3 ACCORDIONS $110 ea. 1 Small Ac-
cordion $82. 2 Organs $100 ea
black&white with small amplifier $75.
PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, Davis &
Sons, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
3 BAGS of women's clothes - Sizes 9-
12, $30., (650)525-1410
47 MENS shirts large box. T-shirts,
short/ long sleeves. Sleeveless workout
polos, casual and dress shirts $93 all.
Burlingame (650)347-5104
49ER SWEATSHIRT with hood size 8
extra large $100 obo. (650)346-9992
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle
length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141
316 Clothes
LADIES WINTER COAT - tan colored
with hunter green lapel & hoodie, $100.,
A Place For Fine Hats
Sharon Heights
325 Sharon Heights Drive
Menlo Park
frame and Plutonite lenses with draw-
string bag, $65 650-595-3933
LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with
dark brown lining $35. (650)868-0436
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zip-
pered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC
$15. (650)868-0436
LANE BRYANT assorted clothing. Sizes
2x-3x. 22-23, $5-$10/ea., brand new with
tags. (650)290-1960
MANS SUEDE-LIKE jacket, Brown.
New, XXLg. $25. 650 871-7211
MEN'S SUIT almost new $25.
MENS CASULA Dress slacks 2 pairs
kakie 34Wx32L & 36Wx32L 2 pairs black
32WX32L & 34Wx30L $35
Burlingame (650)347-5104
Custom Made & Alterations
889 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
NEVER USED full size low profile floor
jack still in box -$50 SOLD
$25., 650-364-0902
Retro, Vintage Inspired womens
clothing, shoes & accessories. Mens
shirts, gift items, fun novelties,
yoga wear & much more
414 Main St., HALF MOON BAY, CA
11-6 Daily 12-5 Sundays.
Closed Tuesday
317 Building Materials
35 1/4" x 79 1/4". Asking $75.00. Call
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059.
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard
$35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 di-
meter, Halex brand with mounting hard-
ware and 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-
GOLF BALLS (325) $65 (650)341-5347
GOLF CLUBS - Complete set of mens
golf clubs with bag. Like new, $100.,
MORRELL TODD Richards 75 Snow-
board (Good Condition) with Burton
Boots (size 6 1/2) - $50. 650-766-9553
SKI BOOTS - Nordica 955 rear entry,
size Mens 10, $25., (650)594-1494
TENNIS RACKET oversize with cover
and 3 Wilson Balls $25 (650)692-3260
TOTAL GYM PRO - Valuable home fit-
ness equipment, complete body workout,
with simplicity & flexibility, easy storage,
excellent condition, $98., SOLD
WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit
$40., (650)574-4586
YOUTH GOLF Bag great condition with
six clubs putter, drivers and accessories
$65. 650-358-0421
322 Garage Sales
Tax-Free Jewelry Days
Friday & Sat. Nov.
25 & 26
Open Thurs. & Fri 10-2:00
Sat 10-3:00
Episcopal Church
1 South El Camino Real
San Mateo 94401
Make money, make room!
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 82,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Rugs
Harry Kourian
By Appointment Only
WOOL AREA RUG - Multi-green colors,
5 X 7, $65. obo, (650)290-1960
335 Garden Equipment
(GALVANIZED planter with boxed liners
94 x 10 x 9. Two available, $20/all,
BAMBOO poles 6 to 8 Ft, 30. $15/all,
FLOWER POTS many size (50 pieces)
$15/all, (415)346-6038
POTTED PLANTS (7) $5/each
TABLE - for plant, $25., perfect condi-
tion, (650)345-1111
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
& Howell, includes custom carrying case,
$50., (650)594-1494
345 Medical Equipment
NEVER USED Siemen German made
Hearing aid, $99., call Bobby (415) 239-
28 Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011 THEDAILYJOURNAL
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 82,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journals
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
386 Mobile Homes for Sale
1 Bedroom Mobile Home,
For sale by owner
All Appliances
$29,500 (650)341-0431
420 Recreation Property
2 Parcels, 2.5 Acres ea
Flat & Buildable w/Elct & Roads
Price Lowered to $40K
Terms from $79
Tel:- 408-867-0374
or 408-803-3905
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom $1495, 2 bedrooms $1850.
New carpets, new granite counters, dish-
washer, balcony, covered carports, stor-
age, pool, no pets. (650) 592-1271
SAN MATEO: 2bd/2ba condo, pool, spa
and rec room $2,250 a month. Claudia
at 650-387-5998
454 Mobile Spaces
730 Barron Ave, Redwood City
Weekly & Monthly Rates
Please Call Mgr. 650-366-0608
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
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620 Automobiles
49 FORD coupe no engine no transmis-
sion 410 positraction $100 SOLD
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Belmont adopted a progressive rate
structure that awards residents for
recycling by charging them far less
than it actually costs Recology to pick
up the smaller 32- and- 20 gallon cans.
Councilman Warren Lieberman
blames the council itself for adopting a
rate structure that is too progressive
while Vice Mayor Dave Warden said
the council adopted the current rate
structure based on bad advice from a
The council had three options to
choose from last night to generate rev-
enue Recology said it lost this year due
to migration.
But none of the options sat well with
the whole council. Only councilmem-
bers Christine Wozniak and David
Braunstein were prepared to approve a
rate increase last night, in the 15.3 per-
cent range, that also included dipping
into a solid waste fund reserve or
charging residents with smaller cans a
greater percentage of the increase. The
reserve is set aside to payoff Allied
Waste money owed under an old con-
tract that must be paid by September
2012. Allied contends Belmont owes it
about $1.1 million.
Belmont has a $5.9 million contract
for Recology in the current year but its
rate structure only generated about
$5.1 million in revenue. The about
$730,000 shortfall is lost revenue from
residents migrating to smaller cans and
paying lower rates.
Currently, Belmont residents with
20-gallon cans pay about $15.17 a
month compared to $89.48 for resi-
dents with 96-gallon cans.
The cost for Recology to pick up the
cans, however, is the same regardless
of the size of the can.
Lieberman said the difference in
rates was too great.
The whole rate structure is goofy. It
is so far off, Lieberman said.
Lieberman said none of the propos-
als the council faced last night were
Warden agreed.
What we need is a fourth option,
Warden said via telephone from
Warden and Wozniak want to see
savings through significant service
reductions, including skipping pickups.
Lieberman did come up with a fourth
proposal last night with his own num-
bers and made a motion but the council
rejected it.
Recology General Manager Mario
Puccinelli told the council last night
the company would be willing to grant
the city an extension to raise the rates,
although it still must be negotiated
with the city manager.
Council chambers were packed last
night with people eager to speak on the
matter. The council heard from 14
members of the public, 12 of them urg-
ing the council to reject the rate
Belmont resident Warren Gibson,
however, said he would be willing to
pay more for his 20-gallon can.
I have a 20-gallon can, he said.
Raise my rates.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: sil- or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
Continued from page 1
Bridgeforth ed before his 1969 sen-
tencing. He turned himself in to authori-
ties earlier this month after spending 35
years married and raising a family in
He could face a maximum of 15 years
in prison at his Feb. 3 sentencing.
Bridgeforths lawyer Paul Harris said
Tuesday that his client, who is currently
free on $25,000 bail, feels a sense of
He feels calm, hes done the right
thing, Harris said. Hes getting all
kinds of support here and in Michigan.
But, hes also worried about what will
happen next.
San Mateo County Chief Deputy
District Attorney Karen Guidotti said
Bridgeforth could face a stiff sentence
due to the nature of the crime and the
time span prior to conviction.
Hes going to have to face the conse-
quences of what he did 42 years ago,
Guidotti said. This was a particularly
heinous crime. It cant go unnoticed.
During the shootout, gunfire by
Bridgeforth hit a squad car but not of-
cers, who shot him in the foot prior to his
arrest with two other men, authorities
Bridgeforth fled before sentencing
because he was given bad advice that he
could spend the rest of his life in prison,
Harris said.
It was incredibly reckless, stupid and
dangerous, Bridgeforth said. He called
the incident an aberration in my life.
While on the run, Bridgeforth changed
his name to Cole Jordan and lived in
New York, Senegal, Los Angeles and
After he got married, Bridgeforth
resettled in Michigan and worked odd
jobs while earning a bachelors degree at
Wayne State University. In 1998, he
became a counselor at Washtenaw
Community College in Ann Arbor after
getting his masters degree ve years
I was better at that than anything Id
ever done, Bridgeforth said. I was
given a chance at Washtenaw to rewrite
my life, and I worked hard.
His wife also earned two masters
degrees and taught in high school and
college as they raised two sons.
At sentencing, Harris said, he will
present testimonials from parents of stu-
dents Bridgeforth helped in Michigan
and letters of support from two college
Bridgeforth also was implicated in a
deadly 1971 San Francisco police sta-
tion attack that was linked to the Black
Liberation Army, an offshoot of the
Black Panthers.
In that case, Bridgeforth had been
accused of serving as the getaway driver
in the attack by militants that killed Sgt.
John Young. State prosecutors recently
dropped those charges.
Bridgeforth has maintained he was not
in the group.
Continued from page 1
Bombs defused
near Philippine
09 massacre site
By Jim Gomez
MANILA, Philippines Authorities in the restive southern
Philippines defused ve roadside bombs near the site of a 2009
massacre Wednesday, the day relatives of the 57 victims
marked the second anniversary of the killings.
No casualties were reported but tensions were running high.
About 200 policemen were deployed to secure the massacre
site and the immediate vicinity with dozens of people attend-
ing the commemoration ceremonies.
Provincial Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, whose relatives were
among the dead, canceled a visit to the massacre site in
Ampatuan township in Maguindanao province, saying, Were
taking no chance.
I was about to go there but the provincial director advised
me to refrain from going to the site, Mangudadatu said. He
survived an August bomb attack that killed two people in the
southern Philippines, where shooting incidents and bomb
explosions are common.
According to a military report, two of the homemade bombs
were made of 81 mm mortar shells and two-way radios to
remotely detonate them. They were found along the national
highway near a camp of Muslim rebels.
It wasnt clear who was responsible for planting the explo-
sives, but about 100 of the 197 people charged in the political-
ly motivated 2009 killings are still at large.
Andal Ampatuan Sr., patriarch of a powerful Maguindanao
clan and former governor of an autonomous Muslim region, is
among nearly 100 suspects being tried on murder charges in
the massacre, together with his sons and other relatives.
Gunmen allegedly led by former town mayor Andal
Ampatuan Jr. stopped members of the Mangudadatu clan, the
Ampatuans political rivals, as they traveled to led for candi-
dacy in regional elections. They were led to a hilltop clearing,
gunned down and hastily buried in mass graves. The dead
included 32 media workers covering the Mangudadatu, mak-
ing the massacre the worst single killing of journalists in the
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