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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is the 335th day of 2006. There are 30 days left in the year. Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, refused to give up her 1955 seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus. Mrs. Parks was arrested, sparking a yearlong boycott of the buses by blacks.

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BALLERS: Members of the girl’s varsity basketball team at Santa Monica High School run through a scrimmage on Tuesday. Following a disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs last season, the Vikings are eyeing a state title run in 2006-07.

Vikings ready to make noise BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

SAMOHI — When the girl’s varsity basketball team picked the Queen song “Under Pressure” as its theme for the 2006-07 season, it spoke volumes about their collective mindset. Eager to erase the bad taste left in their mouths following a first-round bounce in last year’s state playoffs, courtesy of eventual champions Long Beach Poly — a team that had to forfeit 20 games for use of an ineligible player — the Vikings are poised for another run at the title. With former assistant coach Marty Verdugo now at the helm, the girl’s basketball team, which is returning four of five starters from last year’s squad that went 20-3, has adopted their new leader’s philosophy that a whole lot of defense, with the right

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The team had a good start on Wednesday, opening the season in the first round of the Moorpark See VIKINGS, page 16

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Memorial crosses stir up tensions BY MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer

LAFAYETTE — Hundreds of white wooden crosses planted on a quiet suburban hillside — similar to those used at Arlington West on Santa Monica Beach — have prompted a spirited debate over whether they honor or exploit the memory of troops killed in Iraq. Jeff Heaton, who along with local peace group members started putting up the crosses in early November, sees the effort as a simple tribute. “It seemed like it would be a touching way to make people aware of the true costs of the war,” he said. But to others, the display, on private property opposite a commuter train station and visible from the heavily traveled highway to San Francisco, is an affront that hijacks personal grief for political ends. “I do not consider this a memorial,” Lisa Disbrow, a resident of nearby Moraga who has a son preparing to serve in Iraq, said at a public hearing Monday night. Although many spoke in favor of the exhibit, others called it “painful” and a “travesty.” The hearing, which drew a crowd of more than 200 was technically not about the memorial itself, but about an accompanying sign: “In Memory of 2,867 U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq.” City law limits the size of signs to 4 square feet, much smaller than the current sign which Heaton estimated at 80 square feet. The crosses aren’t a problem, officials say, because city law excepts memorials and historic markers. The council is asking city attorneys for advice on whether the sign ordinance conflicts with freedom of expression and may vote on whether to demand the sign be downsized or removed in about a month, said Mayor Ivor Samson. The hubbub has brought national attention to normally placid Lafayette, a city of about 24,000 that is more conservative than its liberal neighbors to the west. “Clearly, if this had happened in San Francisco or Berkeley or Oakland this would be a dog bites man story,” said Samson, a threeterm mayor who is retiring from office in See CROSS CONTROVERSY, page 6

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Memorial fountain funds have been drying up BY MELODY HANATANI Daily Press Staff Writer

FOURTH STREET — More than three years after her death, fundraising efforts to create a memorial fountain in former Santa Monica resident Kristi Johnson’s honor are about 50 percent complete. The “Fountain of Joy” is planned for the courtyard of Saint Augustine By the Sea Episcopalian Church, on Fourth Street near Wilshire Boulevard, if Johnson’s mother, Terry Hall, is able to raise the rest of the money, which has become increasingly difficult as more time passes since her daughter’s death. The 21-year-old Johnson’s body was discovered in March of 2003 after she was strangled by Victor Paleologus, who had lured her with promises of making her a Hollywood star. Fabian Lewkowicz fabianl@smdp.com A fountain dedicated to the honor of former Santa Monican Kristi Johnson, who was murdered three years ago, is planned for the courtyard of St. Augustine By The Sea Episcopal Church on the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

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The City of Santa Monica, working together with neighboring communities and the county, is taking real steps to address the problem of homelessness. A most positive step is establishing a special court for minor offenses associated with homelessness that will channel offenders towards appropriate rehabilitation, possibly leading to housing. However, the special court and other current efforts, including flying some homeless persons to their families in other parts of the country, and persuading neighboring communities to catch up with Santa Monica in offering various services to the homeless, are unlikely to result any time soon in a big reduction in the number of homeless people we see sleeping on the ground. The city seems unwilling to take the kind of drastic action needed. It tolerates homelessness, and in so doing, demonstrates not only an indifference to the unhappiness and fear experienced by visitors and those who live and work in the city, but also to the plight of the homeless themselves. Is this progressive? Many of the chronically homeless have chronic mental illness. When the majority of state mental hospitals were closed a few decades ago, care of the mentally ill was supposed to shift to the community. However, a failure of the current system is that when there is no family member actively involved in a mentally ill person’s care, the person may be unwilling or unable to negotiate the complex, disjointed network of services and programs that offer treatment, housing and income. As a result, the streets and shelters, and increasingly the jails and prisons, are the de facto mental hospitals, and the police are often the de facto hospital staff. Inadequate ordinances, an insufficient number of police, and a lack of emergency shelters are the main reasons the chronically homeless are lying on the sidewalk and not getting appropriate care. By writing new ordinances, hiring many more police to enforce them, and constructing one or more large emergency shelters, we can practically eliminate sleeping homeless persons from our sidewalks, parks and other outdoor areas. The new ordinances must prohibit sleeping outdoors more categorically than the current ones. For example, current ordinances allow people to sleep in front of buildings unless the owner of the building complains. The next step is to construct the shelters. People cannot be forced to move if there is nowhere for them to go. The court pointed out this embarrassingly obvious fact to the City of Los Angeles a few months ago when it decided the city could not issue fines for sleeping on sidewalks as long as shelter space is inadequate. The City of Santa Monica should not rely entirely on private organizations to provide shelters, but rather should own and operate at least one emergency shelter itself. We need a shelter that will accept all comers at any hour of the day or night. Such a shelter would almost surely need a police presence. Of course, the constructing and operating of shelters, and the hiring of the necessary number of additional police officers, would require considerable funding. However, it is the right thing to do for the homeless and for all others who spend hours, days or years in our city. It may also have an economic benefit in the long run, since addressing the problem of homelessness sensibly and effectively would be good for business. Meanwhile, at least one relevant component of the health care system is actually underutilized. I know from first-hand experience as a community psychiatrist that county-contracted community mental health centers are often serving many fewer patients than they are able to accommodate. If we had the police and shelters to help guide the mentally ill homeless to appropriate treatment, eventually there would be fewer mentally ill on the streets and in the emergency rooms, and more in appropriate housing and in outpatient treatment. That is how it should be. David Sirkin, MD Santa Monica

THE SOAP BOX BY BENNET KELLEY

Standing before the 1964 Democratic Convention and waiting as delegates cheered for 22 minutes before he could speak a word, Bobby Kennedy clearly had a hold on the Democratic Party at a time when the party had a hold on the nation — controlling the White House and both houses of Congress and over half the voters. Although much has changed over the past 42 years, as today only one-third of voters identify themselves as Democrats, Kennedy’s passion and idealism continue to inspire his party. As the Democrats prepare to take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years, we can only wonder what Bobby would say to today’s Democrats. “I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” Kennedy opened the nation’s eyes to extreme poverty in America and was a champion for the dispossessed and disenfranchised. Kennedy would waste little time before expressing his shock that, despite periods of great prosperity, the number of children living in poverty today is 27 percent greater than at the time of his death. This is where Kennedy would focus the Democrats on the bigger picture and note that it is no coincidence that the decline in Democratic Party identification has followed the eroding economic position and quality of life of the poor and middle class. For example, as late as 1976, the median family income was essentially equal to the combined total of the median home price, average college tuition and annual out of pocket medical costs. However, by 2004, these costs exceeded median income by 440 percent (but were less than one week’s earnings for the average CEO). Too often during this period, Republican attacks on big government and anti-tax rhetoric made Democrats defensive and timid in their defense of the middle class. Republicans waged a class war and won by exploiting middle class fears, while Democrats failed to ignite their hope. To Kennedy, defending the role of government and addressing issues such as the minimum wage, health care and education are essential to Democrats restoring their status as the party of hope, opportunity and protectors of the middle class. The “world we want to build ... would be a world of independent nations ... which protected and respected the basic human freedoms. It would be a world which demanded [that] each government ... accept its responsibility to ensure social justice. It would be a world of constantly accelerating economic progress — not material welfare as an end in of itself, but as a means to liberate the capacity of every human being to pursue his talents and to pursue his hopes.”

For Democrats seeking guidance on an array of issues, Kennedy would explain that, while times and issues may change, defending freedom and the pursuit of justice — whether it is racial, economic, social or political — remains a constant. Kennedy, however, embraced Plato’s belief that all things are to be examined and questioned and would urge Democrats to eschew orthodoxy for results. For example, Kennedy announced a comprehensive program to address the poverty and despair of America’s inner cities only days before his death. While his program could be considered liberal in its call for additional federal spending, it also included concepts such as enterprise zones, testing school performance, welfare reform and personal responsibility that later would be promoted by Republicans and centrist Democrats. “Democrats have triumphed not ... because we avoided problems, but because we faced them. We have won, not because we bent and diluted our principles, but because we stood fast to [our] ideals.” After six years of Republican control of Washington, there are plenty of problems that need to be faced — none bigger than Iraq. Shortly before his death, Kennedy decried the “empty vanity” of a nation that allowed its soldiers to die for a lost cause, stressing “It is our responsibility to let these men live.” The same is true today and Kennedy would commend Speaker Pelosi for seeking a prompt resolution of our involvement in this conflict. Kennedy, however, would scold the Democrats for their failure to stand fast to their ideals, especially in their capitulation in the authorization of the Iraq War and sometimes tepid opposition to President Bush’s assault on civil liberties. Kennedy would question whether the party’s decline is not because of what the party has stood for, but instead because of what it has failed to stand for. “People are selfish, but they can also be compassionate and generous, and they care about the country ... I think people are willing to make the right choice. But they need leadership. They're hungry for leadership.” Kennedy would view the Democrats’ monumental victory in November as a cry for both change and for leadership and an opportunity which Democrats must seize. It is time for the Democrats to combine “the audacity of hope” with the bold daring of leadership. As Kennedy once said, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say ‘Why not?’” Kennedy’s parting words would emphasize that the best way to honor his memory is not by any single piece of legislation or program, but for his party to once again be the party of “why not?” Bennet Kelley is the former National Co-Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s young professional arm. He can be reached at bennet@bennetkelley.com.

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Is O.J. getting away with murder ... all over again? BY JACK NEWORTH

It’s official. We’ve been in Iraq longer than all of WWII (Remember Rummy’s “Six days, six weeks, certainly not more than six months?”). NBC now labels the conflict a “civil war,” while the administration insists it’s “another phase.” They’re having a war over what to call the war! Colin Powell warned Bush that invading Iraq would open the gates of hell. I just hope those gates don’t hit us in the ass on the way out. So why am I writing about O.J.’s book and TV deal being canceled? One, I suppose I’ve bashed Bush enough. And two, it’s better than writing about Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock’s divorce. Plus, since O.J.’s civil trial here in Santa Monica, it’s hard to forget him. Though I’ve tried. The criminal trial should have been here too, but D.A. Garcetti’s office was downtown and some say he wanted total control. If O.J. had been tried in Santa Monica, it’s likely his “book deal” would have been checking one out of San Quentin’s library. As for the civil trial, I live so close that at lunch, I’d bike over. When friends questioned the time I was wasting, I reminded them I was a writer ... and they bought it. You can do things like that when you’re a writer. It’s one of the few upsides — that and no commute to work. Actually, the bike ride to the courthouse was my commute. Outside, it was bedlam, with protesters shouting at each other. One side was positive O.J. was guilty, but others believed he was framed. I sided with the former. Your ex-wife is brutally stabbed to death, you have cuts on your hands, but you can’t remember how you got them? Then, the shoes. The killer wore size 12 Bruno Maglis, and lo’ and behold, O.J. wore size 12. He said he would never be caught dead in those “ugly ass” shoes, but dozens of photos surfaced of him in ... Bruno Maglis shoes. Another fact pointing to O.J.’s guilt (like there needs to be more?) is his animosity toward the Goldmans. If O.J. was innocent, then Ron Goldman would have been a hero, having died trying to save the mother of

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O.J.’s children. But O.J. forgets he’s innocent. Then again, innocent people rarely head to the border wearing a disguise, carrying cash and a gun. That’s exactly what Scott Peterson did too, and we all know how innocent he is. Being a regular at this circus, I was able to talk to some of the famous clowns, I mean, experts. At the top of the list was Wyoming lawyer Gerry Spence, in his trademark buckskin jacket with long fringe ... so long he looked like a geriatric “Midnight Cowboy.” (Spence’s Web site promo says rather immodestly he’s America’s “finest defense attorney.”) I also talked to Dan Abrams, now general manager of MSNBC. When people ask what I learned spending all that time at the trial, I say I think Dan Abrams wears a toupee. I even came face to face with O.J. Evidently, I look like a friend of his, because at a restaurant once Al Cowlings called me over to his table. Reluctantly, I went, but as I got close he gestured he had made a mistake. It happened almost the same with O.J. as he was leaving court for lunch. I was struck by his charm, which is an odd thing to say about a double murderer. So why do I say O.J. got away with murder again? Simple. He got to keep the $800,000 advance! Meanwhile, the Goldman and Brown families get bupkes, which is French for “nada.” I spoke with the Goldmans’ attorney, Karl Manders, in Indianapolis. He’s of the opinion that News Corp. paid a third party so O.J. could avoid the Goldmans’ $33,500,000 judgment. (How did the jury come up with the last half million?) Manders never mentioned O.J.’s name. “It appears News Corp. may have colluded with the ‘killer,’ and we intend to recover the full amount of that payment on behalf of the Goldmans.” At the risk of sounding like Nike, go for it, Karl! O.J. has been “getting away with it” his whole life. However small, there is some justice. Have you ever seen O.J.’s golf swing? It’s pathetic. As for Pam and Kid, they seemed so happy, that is, when they weren’t breaking up the furniture. Since they got married in three ceremonies, I wonder if they’ll get divorced three times?

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2006

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD BY THE SANTA MONICA ZONING ADMINISTRATOR ON APPLICATIONS FOR VARIANCES

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A Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Administrator of the City of Santa Monica at the above noted time and place in regard to the following requests: SUBJECT OF HEARING: Use Permit 06-010, 1920 Colorado Avenue. The applicant requests approval of a Use Permit for the addition of antennas and equipment to an existing unmanned wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of a medical office complex located at the south west corner of 20th Street and Colorado Avenue. The proposed equipment will occupy a 430.66 square-foot screened area with the addition four equipment cabinets on the roof. A total of two omni antennas will be added to the two existing omni antennas attached to a five foot high roof mounted tri- pod. The proposed antennas do not comply with the requirements for non-parabolic antennas contained in Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.04.10.06.110 (a). Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.10.06.110 (b), the Zoning Administrator may approve modifications to the requirements for non-parabolic commercial antenna through the approval of a Use Permit application. This item was continued from the October 10, 2006 Zoning Administrator hearing. [Planner: Gina Szilak] Applicant: Cingular Wireless. Property Owner: 1920 Colorado Inc. Use Permit 06-011, 320 Wilshire Boulevard. The applicant requests Use Permit approval for the installation of one (1) parapet mounted omni antenna, one (1) tripod mounted omni antenna along with accompanying equipment cabinets. The proposed whip and roof mounted tripod antennas are 4 feet 9 inches in height and will be located at the northwest and southwest corners of the building. The proposed equipment cabinets, a total of four (4), will be located on the southeast corner of the roof and will be enclosed behind the existing equipment screen walls. The proposed non-parabolic antennas do not comply with the requirements of Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.04.10.06.110(a). Pursuant to SMMC Sections 9.04.10.06.110(b), the Zoning Administrator may approve modifications to the requirements for parabolic and non-parabolic commercial antennas through the approval of a Use Permit application. [Planner: Ivan Lai] Applicant: Cingular Wireless. Property Owner: Scharff Family Trust. Use Permit 06-012, 233 Wilshire Boulevard. The applicant requests approval of a Use Permit for the addition of antennas and equipment to an existing unmanned wireless telecommunications facility on the roof of an office complex located at the northwest corner of Third Street and Wilshire Boulevard. The proposed four equipment cabinets will occupy an area of 216 square-foot screened by an 8 ft. wall. A total of six panel antennas and one GPS antenna are proposed to be mounted to an existing penthouse. The proposed antennas do not comply with the requirements for non-parabolic antennas contained in Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.04.10.06.110 (a). Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.10.06.110 (b), the Zoning Administrator may approve modifications to the requirements for non-parabolic commercial antenna through the approval of a Use Permit application. [Planner: Gina Szilak] Applicant: Royal Street Communications, Llc. Property Owner: Searise Associates. Variance 06-023, 873 Berkeley Street. The applicant requests approval of a variance to permit a front addition to an existing single-family residence that constitutes a third-story where a maximum of two-stories is permitted. The first floor of the existing residence is partially located over the garage and is more than three-feet above the property’s average natural grade elevation; therefore, the garage is considered to be the first floor, the existing finished first floor is considered the second floor and the proposed front addition constitutes a third story. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.20.10.030 (k), the applicant may request a variance to allow an additional story which would otherwise not be permitted for an existing residential structure if the finished first floor elevation of the existing structure is more than three-feet above average natural grade. [Planner: Ivan Lai] Applicant: Philip Vertoch, Vertoch Design Architects, Inc. Property Owner: Larry Leight. Variance 06-025, 830 Euclid Street. The applicant requests approval of a variance to permit a proposed addition to a multi-family structure to encroach into the side yard setbacks. The applicant wishes to construct a 2,527 square foot addition to an existing three unit apartment. To build such an addition, the project would require that the first and second story addition along the south elevation of the property, encroach 2.6 feet into the minimum side yard and be 3 feet from the side property line. It would also require a second story addition, to the existing structure along the north elevation, to encroach 3 feet from the side property line and, a new structure along the north elevation to encroach 2 feet into the additional side yard setback. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.20.10.030(d)(1), an applicant may request a variance for a modification of yard setbacks when the width of a parcel is thirty-nine feet or less. The project parcel has a width of 35 feet. [Planner: Dennis Banks] Applicant/Property Owner: Maria Levin & Akiva Sherman. Variance 06-026, 2009 Montana Avenue. A public hearing will be held by the Zoning Administrator to consider a request for a Variance to allow construction of a new single family dwelling in the R2 Low Density Multiple Residential zone with the following modifications: [1] Allow a 7.16’ front yard setback where 20’ is required; [2] Allow a 5’ north side yard setback and 6.33’ south side yard setback where a minimum 10’ average setback is required; and [3] Allow a rear yard setback of 6.33 were a minimum 15’ setback is required. These modifications are requested pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.04.20.10.030 (d)(1) which allows yard modification on parcels having a depth of ninety feet or less. The subject site has a depth of 60’. [Planner: Gina Szilak] Applicant/Property Owner: Cristina Facio. Any person may comment at the Public Hearing, or by writing a letter to the City Planning Division, Room 212, P.O. Box 2220, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2220. Plans are available for public review at the City Planning Division. For more information, please contact the City Planning Division at (310) 458-8341. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 64009(b), if this matter is subsequently challenged in Court, the challenge may be limited to only those issues raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Santa Monica at, or prior to, the Public Hearing. The meeting facility is accessible. If you have any disabilities related request, contact at (310) 4588341 or TTY (310) 458-8696 at least three (3) days prior to the meeting. Santa Monica “Big Blue” Bus Lines #1, #2, #3, #7 and #8 serve the City Hall. *Esto es un aviso sobre una audiencia publica para revisar applicaciones proponiendo desarrollo en Santa Monica. Esto puede ser de interes para usted. Si desea mas informacion, favor de llamar a Carmen Gutierrez en la Division de Planificacion al numero (310) 458-8341.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Fourth Street — the parking structure at the Ken Edwards Center — for a report of robbery. After parking their car in the lot, two men said they were approached by a male suspect who threatened harm if he did not get cigarettes or marijuana. When the two men refused, the suspect threatened them once again and followed the pair as they walked toward the Third Street Promenade. After 20 minutes, the suspect disappeared and the two men headed back to the lot to check on their car. The suspect reappeared and demanded cigarettes once again. When the victims refused, the suspect began pushing and punching the victims. The suspect, who also grabbed a cell phone and cigarette out of one of the men’s hands, was arrested and charged with robbery. He was identified as Eric Michael Method, 22, a homeless man from Santa Monica. His bail was set at $75,000.

THURSDAY, NOV. 23, AT 6 P.M. Officers responded to the 2600 block of Ocean Front Walk regarding a petty theft investigation. The officers were contacted by a homeless man and woman who said their backpacks and other belongings were stolen from Ocean View Park, where they usually store the items in bushes. The homeless pair said they left the items at the park earlier that day and found them missing upon their return. As they strolled along Ocean Front Walk, the homeless man and woman said they saw the suspect with their belongings. When they approached the suspect, he refused to return the stolen items. Officers were called to the scene, and after the victims identified the stolen items as theirs, officers arrested the suspect. He was identified as Steven Laverne Nelson, 55, a homeless man from Santa Monica. His bail was set at $20,400.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, AT 9 P.M. Officers responded to the 1800 block of 22nd Street regarding a report that a man had threatened to commit a crime. The incident occurred when the man visited a female friend’s house and was met by the woman’s male roommate, who refused to let the suspect enter the apartment. The suspect then began making verbal threats to kill the woman. The suspect reportedly fled the scene when he realized the police had been contacted. Officers later located the man at 20th Street and Pico Boulevard, where he was identified by both the woman and her roommate. The suspect was charged with making terrorist threats. He was identified as Cleveland Spencer Rogers, 56, of Santa Monica, His bail was set at $50,000.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, AT 1:20 P.M. Officers responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon at the 2800 block of Pico Boulevard — Joker Bar — for a report of a fight between a patron and a bartender. The suspect, a woman, reportedly became enraged when the bartender refused to serve her order for beer because she failed to produce identification. When the bartender attempted to escort her out of the bar for disrupting other customers, the woman allegedly punched, kicked and bit the bartender and any patron who came to his aid. Officers said the bartender suffered injuries to his nose and cheek, which swelled from the punches the woman threw at him. Police arrested the woman and charged her with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. The suspect was identified as Elizabeth Dawn Clark, 34, of Santa Monica. Her bail was set at $30,000.

TUESDAY, NOV. 21 AT 2:55 P.M. Santa Monica Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade — health and beauty store Sephora — for a report of a man caught stealing merchandise. The suspect, a homeless man from Santa Monica, was wearing a pair of sweatpants underneath another pair of pants, when he reportedly walked to a counter displaying cologne and perfume. The suspect then grabbed a couple of bottles of the fragrant liquid and stuck them down his sweatpants so they would be caught at the elastic. Store employees said the man then proceeded out of the store without paying for the items and was detained by store security outside. The man allegedly attempted to steal $177 worth of cologne and perfume from labels such as Giorgio Armani Aqua Di Gio and Givenchy Blue Label Cologne. The man was arrested for burglary. He was identified as Marcos Quinonez, 33, a homeless man from Santa Monica. Because he was already on probation, there was no bail set for Quinonez. Reports complied by Staff Writer Melody Hanatani.

Questions raised over crosses remaining CROSS CONTROVERSY, from page 3

mid-December. “When it happens in a quiet suburban community that is generally more conservative, then it’s more like man bites dog.” Samson said he does not know of any Lafayette residents killed in Iraq, although a number are serving there. Heaton, 53, a contractor who was a conscientious objector during Vietnam, is surprised by the amount of attention, and support, the memorial has received. He got the idea after visiting the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, but his first

attempt three years ago on property owned by a friend was vandalized. The second, which is at the same site, has proved more successful, although one passing motorist did get out of her car and take down the sign. There are more than 400 crosses so far, along with other religious symbols, with plans to add more. Heaton’s not sure what he and other organizers will do if city officials enforce sign limits. It’s an important part of the display, but is not necessary, he said. “The crosses speak for themselves.”


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GM working on alternative auto Automaker attempts to create a new hybrid BY TOM KRISHER AP Business Writer

LOS ANGELES — GM’s chief executive was talking green technology in environmentally conscious California on Wednesday, announcing that the nation’s No. 1 automaker is working on a hybrid vehicle that plugs into a standard electrical outlet. Rick Wagoner, during an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show, said General Motors Corp. is dedicated to developing alternative fuel, hybrid, electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. But Wagoner gave no time frame on when the plug-in Saturn Vue Green Line sport utility vehicle would be on the market, saying it depends largely on development of battery technology. “The technological hurdles are real, but we believe they also are surmountable,” Wagoner said. Troy Clarke, GM’s North American president, said the new Saturn small SUV could get about 70 miles per gallon of gasoline. The company said it has the potential to double the fuel efficiency of any current SUV. The plug-in hybrid will be a front-drive version of GM’s two-mode hybrid system, which uses two electric motors and a V-8 gasoline engine to boost fuel efficiency. The two-mode system will debut in the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs in 2007, and eventually will be placed in GM’s pickup trucks, Clarke said. Rebecca Lindland, an auto analyst at Global Insight, an economic research and consulting company, said GM’s shift to green is merely a response to the marketplace. “They’re responding to renewed consumer concern about fuel prices and fuel economy,” she said. Environmental activists, one of whom heckled Wagoner on stage after his speech, have complained that GM and other auto companies have been too slow to curb the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. But in his speech, Wagoner said developing greener technologies would be a high priority for GM, which has responded to increasing gas prices with a mix of hybrids, biofuels such as E85 ethanol and work on hydrogen fuel cell technology. “I can’t give you a date certain for our plug-in hybrid today,” he said. “But I can tell you that this is a top priority program for GM, given the huge potential it offers for fuel-economy improvement.” GM also announced that it would introduce a Saturn Aura hybrid model early next year. The Aura is a recently introduced midsized car that so far is selling well. Wagoner also said GM will start offering

versions of its Hummer models that could run on biofuel within three years. The Hummers, one of the largest SUVs on the road, have become a lightning rod for critics of vehicle fuel inefficiency. “By developing alternative sources of energy and propulsion, we have the chance to mitigate many of the issues surrounding energy availability,” he said. Hybrid vehicles have both electric and gasoline power systems. They save on gas consumption by shutting off the engine while idling, giving the vehicle a boost of electric power during acceleration and capturing electrical energy when the vehicle is braking. GM already produces a hybrid Saturn vehicle — the Vue Green Line SUV — which the automaker says gets 27 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The comparable traditional-engine Vue is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. GM has been promoting the Vue Green Line as a less expensive alternative to hybrids already on the market from Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. The Green Line’s hybrid system adds about $2,000 to the cost of a Saturn Vue, compared with a premium of $3,500 or more for other hybrids. In Washington on Wednesday, Toyota North American President Jim Press said the Japanese automaker was “really enthused that the industry and other auto companies are embracing this technology.” Toyota has expressed interest in developing plug-in hybrids, and Press said the company’s lead in hybrid sales “gives us an advantage.” GM’s longer-term goal remains the development and production of nonpolluting hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles, Wagoner said. “We continue to make significant progress in this area, and we continue to see fuel cells as the best long-term solution for reducing our dependence on oil,” he said. He said nothing about diesel, which DaimlerChrysler AG is banking on as a cleaner alternative to gasoline engines. Wagoner said that according to the Energy Department the world will need about 70 percent more energy from 2003 to 2030, and oil alone will not be able to handle the increase. “For the global auto industry, this means that we must — as a business necessity — develop alternative sources of propulsion based on alternative sources of energy in order to meet the world’s growing demand for our products,” he said. Associated Press Writer Ken Thomas in Washington contributed to this report.

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Army sees increase in loss of security clearances BY THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Like the other branches of the military, the Army is seeing a marked increase in the number of troops stripped of their security clearances because they are so deep in debt, according to military data obtained by The Associated Press. Soldiers need security clearance when they work with secret information and sometimes when they are sent overseas. The Pentagon says financial problems can distract personnel from their duties or make them vulnerable to bribery and treason. The number of soldiers who are losing

their clearances because of financial problems has nearly doubled over the last year but is still an extremely small percentage of the Army’s ranks. The Associated Press reported in October that growing numbers of Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force troops are so deep in debt they are losing their security clearances. The Army refused to supply data at the time, but later complied with a Freedom of Information Act request from the AP. Over the past five years, 400 Army soldiers have been stripped of their clearances for financial reasons; during that span, the Army processed 747,000 clearances. After hovering at around 70 revocations per year

since 2002, the number jumped to 149 in the fiscal year that ended in September. Army spokesman Paul Boyce said the relatively low numbers reflect efforts to educate soldiers about money management. “Soldiers from their first days in basic training are reminded of the Army’s policy on indebtedness and the possible consequences,” he said. Data supplied by the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force showed that the number of clearances denied for financial reasons rose every year between 2002 and 2005, climbing ninefold from 284 at the start of the period to 2,654 last year. More than 7,000 troops in the three branches have lost their clearances

because of finances since 2002. The increase comes as the military is stretched thin by the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military officials said they saw no evidence that personnel have been deliberately falling into debt to stay out of combat. All the other armed services offer financial planning classes, too. Those branches blame the rise in clearance denials on a lack of financial smarts among recruits; reckless spending among those exhilarated to make it home alive from a tour of duty; and the profusion of “payday lenders” — businesses that allow military personnel to borrow against their next paycheck at extremely high interest rates.

Investigator says Mickey Thompson killers left behind valuables BY LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondence

PASADENA — Trudy Thompson was wearing diamonds when she was slain, and her husband, racing legend Mickey Thompson, had a wallet full of cash protruding from his pocket when he was gunned down, a homicide investigator testified Wednesday at the trial of Thompson’s former business partner. Reynold Verdugo described the crime scene he investigated at the Thompsons’ home on the day that the famed racing driver and his wife were killed by gunmen who came on bicycles. Now retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department, Verdugo said that in

addition to her diamond necklace, earrings and rings, Trudy Thompson had a purse that contained $3,700 in cash, and her husband had hundreds of dollars in his wallet. Verdugo said nothing was taken from the victims nor did it appear that anything was stolen from their home. Prosecutors allege that Michael Goodwin, whose partnership with Thompson disintegrated into lawsuits, arranged the March 16, 1988, slayings of Thompson, 59, and his 41year-old wife outside their home in the gated Los Angeles suburb of Bradbury. The retired sergeant, who said he investigated more than 500 homicides during his career, described the murder scene and the pathway used by the killers to enter and exit the community.

Prosecutor Alan Jackson used diagrams to illustrate the witness’ account, showing the wooded back route that led from the house to the front of the complex, which had an electronically controlled gate. Asked if someone on a bicycle could elude the security precautions and get inside the complex as well as escape from it, he said, “That’s the perfect vehicle.” He said that after going down a bike path and leaving the complex, it was just a short distance to two freeways where the killers could have escaped. “If one had a car waiting ... is there a curb line to park?” asked Jackson. “Yes,” said Verdugo. “So one could leave a car there, and throw bicycles into it? Is that correct?” the prosecu-

tor asked. “Oh yes. Sure,” said the witness. “And they could be quickly be on the freeway?” asked Jackson. "Yes,” said the witness. In a hearing outside the jury’s presence, lawyers argued about whether Verdugo should be asked if it was an execution-style killing. Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz said she would rather stay away from that terminology, but added, “It seems to me that if it is a contract killing that the people will prevail.” She said that based on the evidence she had heard so far, “The jury can draw an inference that it was an execution-style killing. The ultimate issue in this case, to me, is was this a contract killing?”


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High corn prices resulting from demands BY RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — The ethanol industry’s growing appetite for corn has pushed prices for the grain to their highest levels in a decade amid a surge that agricultural experts say could lead farmers next spring to plant their largest corn crop in 60 years. Farmers who plant more corn in 2007, however, will be betting that the nation’s burgeoning ethanol industry won’t go bust and oil prices stay high, keeping up demand for the corn used to make ethanol, said Chris Hurt, a Purdue University agricultural economist. “It’s a wonderful time for corn producers. They’re extremely excited but they’re also apprehensive because they’ve seen booms before and they don’t last,” he said. More than 150 U.S. ethanol plants are either under construction, planned or in operation, and market forces are pushing up demand for corn. The crop is ground into a mash mixture that’s distilled into grain alcohol to become fuel. With a growing amount of corn being diverted from food products and livestock feed toward ethanol production, per-bushel prices have increased about $1 since midSeptember.

As of Tuesday, the average price of a bushel of corn was $3.45 — far above the $1.50 to $1.80 a bushel corn fetched at the same time last year, Hurt said. He said the higher corn prices could boost Indiana farmers’ incomes between 30 percent and 50 percent this year, with even higher increases possible in 2007. Norman Voyles Jr., who farms about 1,800 acres in central Indiana near Martinsville, said the high corn prices are “exciting.” Yet he said the price of corn would have to go even higher before he would shift soybean acreage to corn next year. For now, he said, he’s planning next year to plant his acreage about evenly in corn and soybeans. Voyles said he’d be uneasy planting corn on fields for a second consecutive year because breaking with crop rotation practices can create weed and insect problems. Even though corn prices are higher, he and many farmers expect fuel, fertilizer and chemical suppliers to charge more for their products in response to the higher grain prices, and for cash rents for land to also rise. “It’s kind of exciting and yet all farmers kind of see a dark cloud someplace and they’re always watching it,” Voyles said. “I don’t anticipate any kind of a windfall by any means.”

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s current estimate for 2006’s average farm price of corn is $3 a bushel, Hurt said. His early prediction for next year is an average farm price for a bushel of corn of $3.40, which would eclipse the current record of an average $3.24 price set during the 1995 marketing year. He said that next year American farmers could plant up to 89 million acres of corn, about 10 million more acres than this year. If that happens, it would be the largest U.S. acreage planted in corn since 1946, when the nation helped feed post-World War II Europe. Gary Schnitkey, a farm financial management specialist at the University of Illinois, also expects American farmers to plant significantly more corn next year, but he cautions that many factors can influence how much acreage is eventually shifted to corn. “We’ve never been in a position where we’ve seen this much new demand for a commodity,” he said. Schnitkey said the first clear indication of how much more corn farmers will plant in 2007 will come in March when the USDA releases a spring planting report. In October, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that the nation’s ethanol producers averaged a record daily

production of 329,000 barrels in August. The agency also said this year’s total U.S. ethanol production could be nearly 4.7 billion gallons.

Wind farm in development By The Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Construction could begin next year on a 14-turbine wind farm capable of powering thousands of homes, a local utility has announced. The Happy Jack Windpower Project could begin producing electricity in 2008, Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power officials said Tuesday. The wind farm would be built on 750 acres of city-owned land near the city landfill about eight miles west of town. Tierra Energy won the contract to build the wind farm and Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power has signed an agreement to buy power from Tierra for 20 years. Austin, Texas-based Tierra has developed more than 900 megawatts of wind energy in Texas.


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Draft of citizenship test questions unveiled REDESIGN: Efforts raised to create a more meaningful test

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BY SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — The government on Thursday unveiled 144 revised civic questions it will try out on immigrants who want to become Americans, as part of an effort to design a more meaningful citizenship test. “When you raise your hand and swear your allegiance to the United States, you really ought to know what you are swearing allegiance to,” said Emilio Gonzalez, director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Homeland Security Department agency. “You ought to internalize by that time, the very values that make this country what it is, the very reason why you are raising your right hand. ... Citizenship is not test taking.” The draft questions will be tried out on immigrant volunteers in 10 cities early next year. Gonzalez was not ready to give specific dates. Applicants must verbally answer six of 10 questions right to pass the civics portion of the test. The government wants the citizenship test to require a better understanding of America’s history and government institutions. It expects to spend about $6.5 million to make the changes, said Alfonso Aguilar, director of the citizenship office. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been working for several years to redesign the test. A 2003 attempt was tried out in some cities, failed and was scuttled. Under the draft questions, no longer would it be sufficient to name the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial). Applicants could also be asked why there are three branches. Acceptable answers could include: So that no branch is too powerful or to separate the power of government. The redesign is aimed at making sure applicants know the

meaning behind some of America’s fundamental institutions, said Chris Rhatigan, an agency spokeswoman. “There’s not one, rote SAT-type question and answer,” she said. The questions released Thursday will be given to immigrants who volunteer to take the new draft test. The questions will be tried out early next year in Albany, N.Y.; Boston; Charleston, S.C.; Denver; El Paso, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Miami; San Antonio; Tucson, Ariz.; and Yakima, Wash. The questions will go into use in the pilot cities before advocacy groups get a chance to point out any problems or concerns. After the questions are tested, the agency plans to spend a year examining results and reviewing the questions with groups with expertise and interest in the tests. Immigration officials want to narrow the number of questions to 100 and launch the redesigned test in early 2008. Another possible question would delve into the history of the Civil War. Applicants are now asked, What was the Emancipation Proclamation? Current applicants need to know that it freed the slaves. In the future, however, prospective citizens will need to have a deeper understanding of the Civil War and name one of the problems that led to it. Acceptable answers could include slavery, economics or states’ rights, Rhatigan said. In the pilot, volunteers answering the new test questions can at anytime stop and take the current exam so as not to lose the chance to become a citizen, Rhatigan said. A variety of groups with varying ideologies about immigration have been working with Citizenship and Immigration Service, meeting with them monthly, to advise the agency on drafting the questions. Immigration advocates want to ensure that the new test

Some examples of draft questions and acceptable answers to be tried out in 10 cities on volunteers seeking American citizenship: Q: Why do we have three branches of government? A: So no branch is too powerful. Q: Name two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy. A: They can vote, call senators or representatives, run for public office, write a letter to a newspaper; join a political party or other possible answers. Q: Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for America. What was his dream? A: Equality for all Americans, civil rights for all or other possible answers. Q: Name one important idea found in the Declaration of Independence. A: All people are created equal; the power of government comes from the people; the people can change their government if it hurts their natural rights or other possible answers. Source: Citizenship and Immigration Services.

does not make becoming a citizen more difficult, while groups that want to control immigration want to ensure newcomers are not simply memorizing information. Fred Tsao, policy director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said the question about three branches of government is vague. “The answer could be anything from because the Constitution says so to a long lecture on 18th century French political philosophy, which is where we got the idea,” Tsao said.


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After dumping snow, a wintry storm takes aim at the Midwest BY DAVE SKRETTA

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snarling roadways and causing some school districts across the state to close Thursday. Taos reported the most snow Wednesday with 8 inches, while Santa Fe had between 1 and 3 inches. Part of Interstate 25 was closed for more than four hours Thursday morning because of snow and ice. Highway crews were busy salting and sanding roads around the state. "Temperatures dropped overnight, so black ice conditions exist,” S.U. Mahesh, a state Department of Transportation spokesman, said Thursday morning. Freezing temperatures and snow, sleet, freezing rain combined to glaze roads with ice and snow in much of the Texas Panhandle and other areas of Texas. As much as 7 inches of snow fell overnight on parts of the Panhandle, where it was still snowing in some areas Thursday. Storms were linked to the deaths of two 16-year-old Washington boys, whose bodies were found Tuesday in a garage east of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. They apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to refuel a portable generator. More snow and icy temperatures descended on Colorado as cold air moved in behind the storm, which dropped up to 2 feet of snow on the mountains. The plummeting mercury made for icy conditions on Colorado highways for the evening commute. In Washington, the November precipitation total at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport stood at 15.45 inches at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Doug McDonnal said. That topped Seattle’s monthly record of 15.33 inches set in December 1933.

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE SANTA MONICA PLANNING COMMISSION SUBJECT: A Public Hearing will be held by the Planning Commission on the following: Appeal 06-036 Of Zoning Administrator’s Denial Of Variance 06-021, 706 Navy Street. To consider an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s denial of Variance 06-006, which requested the following: [1] Modification of the required west side yard setback for construction of either a non-required singlecar garage or carport with zero setback along the west property line; [2] Modification of the required front yard setback of a non-required single-car garage with a 12-foot front yard setback; [3] Modification to driveway requirements to allow vehicular access from the street in lieu of the required alley access; and [4] Modification of the required east side yard setback to allow for a new fireplace 1-foot from the property line and building roof eaves 2.5-feet from the property line. [Planner: Bruce Leach) APPLICANT/APPELLANT: Maya Sahafi. [Continued from November 15, 2006.] Conditional Use Permit 05-003, 1736-1740 Twenty-Second Street. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.04.08.35.025 (g), the applicant requests approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a two level parking structure with one level of subterranean parking on the site of an existing surface parking lot which serves faculty and students of Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences. [Planner: David Reyes] Applicant/Property Owner: Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences. [Continued from November 15, 2006.] Conditional Use Permit 05-014, 1445 Fourth Street. The applicant requests approval of a Conditional Use Permit (05-014) to amend an existing Conditional Use Permit (464) and allow the sales and service of beer, wine and spirits at an existing full service, sit down restaurant. [Planner: Scott Albright, AICP] Applicant: Border Grill Santa Monica, Llp. Property Owner: SLO Bar Adventures, LLC. [Continued from November 15, 2006.] Conditional Use Permit 06-015, 2001 Ocean Avenue. To consider a request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow in-room mini-bars that stock alcoholic beverages (Type 66 license) and allow the complimentary service of alcohol to hotel patrons and guests in the common areas (Type 70 license) at the Bayside Hotel. [Planner: Scott Albright, AICP] Applicant: Darius Nourafchan. Property Owner: The Amini Trust and Darius Nourafchan. Design Compatibility Permit 06-003, Tract Map 06-006, 1919 Fourth Street. An application for a Design Compatibility Permit and Tentative Parcel Map for the construction of three (3), two-story, 30foot high condominium units with six (6) subterranean parking spaces on an approximate 6,400 square foot parcel located at 1919 Fourth Street [Planner: David Reyes] Applicant: Jeff Guga. Property Owner: Rick Nagler. [Continued from October 18, 2006]. Text Amendment (06TA005) and Variance (06VAR020), 3402 Pico Boulevard. A Text Amendment (06TA005) to amend SMMC Section 9.04.08.16.020 (l) to allow the conversion of 7,492 square feet of ground floor parking area into office space and a Variance (06VAR020) to allow a reduction in the number of required off-street parking spaces. Applicant/Property Owner: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Tract Map 06-022, 612 Lincoln Boulevard. The applicant requests approval of a Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM # 67406) for the purpose of constructing five (5) new residential condominium units pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.20.04.020. [Planner: Scott Albright, AICP] Applicant: Paul Essick Architects. Property Owner: 612 Lincoln, LLC. [Continued from November 15, 2006.] Tract Map 06-028, 1829 Eleventh Street. The applicant requests approval of a vesting tentative parcel map (VTPM No. 67756) for the purpose of constructing a new three-unit residential condominium project. [Planner: Gina Szilak] Applicant: Goran Scuric. Property Owner: Goran Scuric, Dragan Zaric & Miodrag Rakio. WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Council Chambers, City Hall 1685 Main Street Santa Monica, California HOW TO COMMENT The City of Santa Monica encourages public comment. You may comment at the Planning Commission public hearing, or by writing a letter or e-mail. Information received prior to the hearing will be given to the Planning Commission at the meeting. MORE INFORMATION If you want additional information about this project or wish to review the project, please contact the Case Planner at (310) 458-8341. The Zoning Ordinance is available at the Planning Counter during business hours or available on the City’s web site at www.santa-monica.org. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. If you have any disability-related accommodation request, please contact (310) 458-8341, or TYY Number: (310) 458-8696 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting. 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Johnson’s mother recounts the days since her daughter’s death BY TERRY HALL Special to the Daily Press

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following interview with Terry Hall, the mother of murder victim Kristi Johnson, was first published by “Dateline NBC”

I reported Kristi as missing on Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2003. It was about two weeks later that I retrieved a phone message telling me her body had been discovered. I was alone, in the back of a limo at night, heading into New York City. The plans had been to speak on a national talk show the next morning to continue efforts escalating publicity on Kristi’s disappearance, in the hopes that she was still alive and would be found. The words on the voicemail from the chief of police confirming Kristi’s death extinguished all hope. I was engulfed with an overwhelming physical hollowness and a mental paralysis. At the same time, I was filled with a presence of strength and love. I was not alone in the back of the limo; a spirit resided within me. Kristi was now at peace in an everlasting world filled with love. During the search for Kristi, everything moved rapidly ... but not fast enough. The last time I had spoken with Kristi was on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 — the day of her murder. We spoke with each other daily. That morning, we chatted a little about this and that; I thanked her for the e-Valentine she had sent me the day before. It was a sweet message accompanied by a song she liked. She was going to go to the mall later on; she wanted to buy some candles. I told her to pick some out. The candles would be my Valentine Day present to her. President’s Day was going to be on Monday, she had to work, but I had the day off. Later that day, I tried to call Kristi. She didn’t pick up. The next day, I tried several times to call her again, still no answer. I thought it was odd; maybe she didn’t

remember to charge her cell phone or maybe she was busy with friends. Whatever the reason, I’d try back on Monday morning. Monday morning came and still nothing. At 9 a.m., I called her office number; no pickup on her direct line. I called the main number and they hadn’t heard from her either. This was unusual, since Kristi was always on time or would have called if running late. The next call I made was to the Santa Monica Police Department to report Kristi as missing. I was concerned she had been in an accident. The SMPD suggested I contact local hospitals. I called multiple hospitals. Kristi had not been admitted to any of them. I called SMPD back to confirm reporting Kristi as missing. An officer was deployed to her apartment around noon to interview one of her roommates. The search for Kristi was on. Every waking moment was spent ramping up the search efforts for Kristi. Any possible scenario of her whereabouts was everpresent in my mind. Phone calls became constant. Missing persons and search organizations, the media, the police department, family, friends, Kristi’s co-workers. Pictures of Kristi were put together to assist in building the awareness of her missing. The circumstances related to Kristi disappearance, combined with her beauty and innocence, heightened media interest. I was grateful to get the attention to build awareness of search efforts. Time was lapsing, but never my hope that she would be found. I hadn’t known at this time the fact that after 72 hours of a person missing, they most likely would not be found alive. Kristi’s birthday was coming up soon. She was born on Feb. 27, 1981. She would have turned 22 years old on that birthday, had she lived. I reached out to the Episcopal Church in Santa Monica to organize a vigil on Kristi’s birthday. I had been an Episcopalian all my life and Kristi and her brother grew up attending

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the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine-Bythe-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Monica welcomed me with love and support. A candlelight vigil was held on Kristi’s birthday, Feb. 27. On the evening the vigil was held, I received much love, support and prayers. The music at the service was beautiful. Two songs were sung, one — “You Are So Beautiful To Me” — a song I used to sing to Kristi as a baby, when I rocked her to sleep. The other song, “Hero,” by Enrique Iglesias, was the song Kristi had sent to me in her e-Valentine. The crowd that had gathered for the vigil proceeded outside to the courtyard while singing and holding lit candles. A circle of prayer was formed under a beautiful tree within the courtyard. This would eventually be the location of the Fountain of Joy in Kristi’s memory. On March 3, 2003, Kristi’s body was discovered down a ravine in the Hollywood Hills. The circumstances of her murder are beyond horrendous. After receiving the news of Kristi’s death, all my energy immediately went to planning a beautiful funeral. This was my last opportunity to lay Kristi to rest with the respect and dignity her life deserved. The activity of dealing with details of funeral preparation somehow kept me functional. It diminished my deep dark grief. I shopped for Kristi for the last time, picking out a lovely sleeping gown and wrap for her to be dressed in. Even though the casket would be closed, it gave me comfort to know I could somehow make a contribution to honor her, no matter how unnecessary. I could barely see the road driving home as my eyes welled with tears, the shopping bag on the floor next to me containing the sleeping gown packed in a gift box. Kristi’s funeral was held at the Episcopal Church in the town where I was then living, Los Gatos, Calif. Simultaneously, a memorial service for Kristi was being held at the Episcopal Church in Saugatuck, Mich. A memorial service was also held later that

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After holding a candlelight vigil and memorial service at Saint Augustine By the Sea, Hall approached church officials about whether she could design and erect a memorial fountain. Johnson, who was an Episcopalian, was not a member of the church. The church had started a project to build a fountain a few years before Johnson’s murder, but had suspended its fundraising efforts. Fountains have a special meaning in Hall’s family. Her parents had a fountain in their courtyard and it has served as a focal point in family photos. Hall felt the fountain would be a perfect way to honor Johnson’s memory. The focus of the memorial is the mysterious way the water falls, said artist David Middlebrook, who designed the fountain. “It’s an everlasting, continuous force of water,” he said. The fountain will be made out of white

week in Santa Monica, at St. Augustine By the Sea Episcopal Church. While Kristi’s brother and I were planning her funeral with the father at St. Luke’s in Los Gatos, he told us that his mother had always said, “Funerals are for the living.” These words still reside with me. Not only was Kristi’s funeral for the living, but also any future tributes to Kristi’s life would be for the living. Kristi loved life and that’s how she would want us to continue ours. An incredible amount of people had given time, effort and support during the search effort for Kristi. People continued to give of themselves and made financial donations in her memory after her death. I contacted St. Augustine By the Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Monica to discuss possible projects to channel contributions to. The church had started a project a couple years before to erect a fountain in the courtyard, but the project had taken a back burner. A fountain sounded perfect. My parents have a fountain in the courtyard at their home. This fountain had always been a focal point of family photo shoots during gatherings and events. The fountain could represent so much of what Kristi’s life emitted, it would be called the “Fountain of Joy.” It’s been over three years since Kristi’s murder. The trial just recently completed with an outcome we can be satisfied with. The Fountain of Joy project is still living. As with many projects, it’s evolved into a larger undertaking than originally anticipated. The Fountain of Joy’s concept and intent have grown as well. The Fountain of Joy is still a tribute to Kristi’s life and a gift to all inside and beyond the community who gave so unselfishly during a time of another person’s tragedy. Many of the people who donated their energies did not even know Kristi or anything about her. It was inspiring for me during my difficult journey to see how truly loving and generous people are. In addition to these tributes, the Fountain of Joy will also be presented to anyone seeking a place of respite and meditation from the challenges of daily life. The fountain’s beautiful final design, comprised of natural elements — water, stone and light — will evoke the essence of the project, to “Celebrate the Quiet Power.” How wonderful it will be to see a tranquil welcoming spot in the middle of a busy metropolis welcoming the human sprit to pause, gain strength and celebrate the beauty of this world! I hope the Fountain of Joy will help flourish the joy, love and celebration encompassed in Kristi’s life. DSDSF Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Kristi Johnson Memorial Foundation Fund c/o Saint Augustine By the Sea Episcopalian Church 1227 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

marble and designed to work favorably with both daylight and moonlight. The donations started rolling in after Johnson’s murder, but have dwindled as the years pass. The church has not made a full commitment to host the fountain. The agreement was that church officials would consider the project if Hall was able to raise the entire amount, said Rev. Hartshorn Murphy. If fundraising goes well and the church agrees, the fountain should be completed in another few years, Hall said. “What we need to do at this point is to continue executing the project,” Hall said. MELODYH@SMDP.COM


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stores remaining open until 9 p.m. However, shopping is not the only attraction. “The stores stay open late and we hire music, bands or carolers, and we often have hot cider and cookies,” said Platino’s Sabine Lehmann, current chair of the Montana Avenue Merchants Association. “I’m having champagne and chocolate truffles.” Sculpture to Wear, which features international contemporary art jewelry, held an opening Thursday night for its new group show, “Cutting Edge,” which will be on display during the Holiday Walk and through the end of the year. “We have all kinds of mixed media,” said proprietor Lisa Berman. “What we feature are pieces of wearable art — it’s not going to be traditional pieces in any shape or form.” The show is not just for perusing, but holiday shopping as well. “Everything that’s here, if they like it, they can take it home,” Berman said. While a jazz band will perform at Three Bags Full and Marmalade, but there are also events for the younger sect. There will be a Santa at JennyBec’s toy store and, for the first time in 15 years, the trees on Montana Avenue will be lit. Also this year, the Roosevelt Elementary School choir will perform on the front lawn of the school “There’s a lot of children this night and you want them to celebrate the holidays and have fun,” Walker said. “It’s their community. It’s a community event, so the more community involved, the nicer it is.” Another first — a free Shoppers Shuttle — will be available all evening, stopping at each intersection between Seventh and 17th streets, making the trip from one end of the street to the other more convenient for weary shoppers.

Besides starting off the holiday season and promoting stores and sales, the Holiday Walk is also an opportunity to see what’s new on Montana Avenue. “There are a lot of new shops on the street, so it’s a great way to find out about people,” said Walker. One such new shop is Blu Vintage, a high-end women’s boutique that opened Nov. 1. “It’s completely different from all the other stores on Montana,” said representative Dora Goffredo, explaining that the shop features emerging designers, including “Project Runway” winner Jeffey Sebelia’s collection. As part of the Holiday Walk, Blu Vintage will offer a 10 percent discount to any customers who bring wrapped toys to donate to the Toys for Tots charity. “We’re introducing the store to the community,” Goffredo said. The street has been growing as a shopping destination over the last several years, according to Lehmann, who said it is “really picking up in terms of quality of shopping.” “It’s come a long way,” she said. “I think it used to be a different kind of street. “Montana’s about boutique shopping, which is not like department store shopping or anything like that,” Lehmann added. “It’s much more of a friendly and special atmosphere.” The Montana Avenue Holiday Walk is a chance for the street to show off its new character and for Santa Monica residents to enjoy the holiday spirit. “It’s very busy, very festive,” said Walker. “Because local people can walk from their homes. We want everybody to come and enjoy.” NEWS@SMDP.COM

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SUBJECT: Public hearings will be held by the Landmarks Commission on the following applications: 2646 2nd Street, LC-06CA-017, Zoning: OP2 (Ocean Park Low Multiple Family) District. The City Landmarks Commission will be conducting a public hearing to consider Certificate of Appropriateness 06CA-017 for design approval of a new single-family residence to be constructed on a vacant, non-contributing parcel within the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District. The Landmarks Commission will determine whether the proposed project is appropriate and architecturally compatible for the property and the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District. Applicant/Owner: Braden Powell. (Continued from November 13, 2006) 2617 3rd Street, LC-06CA-018, Zoning: OP2 (Ocean Park Low Multiple Family) District. The City Landmarks Commission will be conducting a public hearing to consider Certificate of Appropriateness 06CA-018 for design approval of modifications to a Contributing Structure within the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District. The proposed project includes the on-site relocation of the residence 12 feet closer to the front property line, and a proposed 148 square foot addition. The Landmarks Commission will determine whether the proposed project is appropriate and architecturally compatible for the property and the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District. Applicant/Owner: Mark Woollen. 2402 4th Street #4, LC-06CA-021, Zoning: OP2 (Ocean Park Low Multiple Family) District. The City Landmarks Commission will be conducting a public hearing to consider Certificate of Appropriateness 06CA-021 for the reconstruction of the brick work on the front porch of a contributing residence located within Hollister Court, a designated City Landmark property. The Landmarks Commission will determine whether the proposed project is appropriate and architecturally compatible for the property. Applicant:/Owner: Tammy Cameron. 2402 4th Street #15, LC-06CA-020, Zoning: OP2 (Ocean Park Low Multiple Family) District. The City Landmarks Commission will be conducting a public hearing to consider Certificate of Appropriateness 06CA-020 for design approval of a 769 square foot addition to a non-contributing residence located within Hollister Court, a designated City Landmark property. The Landmarks Commission will determine whether the proposed project is appropriate and architecturally compatible for the property. Applicant: PMA Architects. Owner: John Kjenner & Chris Love. When:

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SANTA MONICA ART PALETTE MAKING ARTS AND CULTURE COME ALIVE IN SANTA MONICA

Holiday entertainment in a variety of packages BY HAMP SIMMONS Special to the Daily Press This is one of those extra special weekends in Santa Monica, where we’ve got something for everyone. It starts Friday night with singing animated sea creatures and continues on with Christmas carols, mad musicians, sacrificial lambs, gallery openings and memorial musings, before finishing off on Sunday with a community gathering around a gingerbread city. This one weekend covers all the highs and all the lows of the holiday season, wrapping it all up in an artful package that can be found only in Santa Monica. SpongeBob Sings! Best Day Ever — CD signing Every Picture Tells A Story 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 1311-C Montana Ave. (310) 451-2700 On Friday night, bundle up the kids and head for Montana Avenue, where Tom Kenny — the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants — will surface at Every Picture Tells A Story to personally sign the newly released Best Day Ever CD, featuring the swinging sounds of SpongeBob and the Hi-Seas! That same evening, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., is Montana Avenue’s famed Holiday Walk — so come early, stay late and visit all of the great shops on the friendliest little street north of Bikini Bottom. Gallery Hopping at Bergamot Vernon Fisher, Disconsolate Pairs, (detail) 2006 Bergamot Station gallery openings 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 2525 Michigan Avenue Baby, its cold outside, but it’ll be hot, hot, hot at Bergamot Station on Saturday night! Openings at the complex include Mark Swope at the Craig Krull Gallery, Marc Chiat at Track 16, a group show at Gail Harvey and Vernon Fisher at the Mark Moore Gallery. Get there around 4 p.m., when the opening receptions start and hang out until at least 8 p.m. for a fashion show featuring the work of Lun*na Menoh and a performance of her band, Jean Paul Yamamoto, at Track 16 Gallery. Final Production of Three by Mee Iphigenia by Charles L. Mee Dec. 1-17, 2006 Jan. 12 to Feb. 4, 2007 City Garage 1340 1/2 (alley) Fourth Street (310) 319-9939 In this, the last play of City Garage’s Mee series, we see the tragic beginning of the story of the Trojan War. Agamemnon seizes on the excuse of Helen’s abduction to lead his nation to war, expecting those he leads to die for his cause. They are willing, but first they demand a sacrifice of him: his own daughter’s life. Not your typical light holiday entertainment, but really good theatre. Mature situations and language. Nudity. A Christmas Celebration Santa Monica College Chorale 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 First United Methodist Church 1008 11th Street Suggested donation of $10 - $15 Peter Graves appears as the special guest narrator at Santa Monica College’s annual Christmas concert, featuring Mozart’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria, along with the always popular audience sing-along to holiday favorites. Performers include SMC Concert Chorale, the Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church, Los Angeles Concert Orchestra and the Spirit of L.A. Ringers (on handbells), all conducted by music professor James E. Smith. World AIDS Day at Highways Artists Confronting AIDS: A world AIDS Day event 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 Highways At the 18th Street Arts Center 1639 Olympic Boulevard (310) 315-1459 On a more somber note, in 1989, artist Chuck Stallard created the Highways AIDS Commemorative Floor by writing names of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of artists who have died from AIDS. On Saturday, sponsored in part by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, guest artists such as Michael Kearns, Ian MacKinnon and members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will perform readings while, with a few dozen magic markers, community members will restore the existing names on the floor and add new ones in honor and memory of those we have lost to this disease. Meet Me Under The Fig Tree 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 Fairmont Hotel 101 Wilshire Boulevard (310) 899-4127 And if all of the previous listings haven’t put you in a holiday mood, then you absolutely have to attend the Fairmont Hotel’s “Meet Me Under The Fig Tree.” This second annual free gathering under the magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Tree — one of our city’s most historic landmarks — features an entire town of gingerbread houses and buildings, all available for sponsorship benefiting The Virginia Avenue Project, and a silent auction on behalf of Chrysalis. Entertainment will be provided by Santa Monica High School’s Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Monica Playhouse, along with a reading room for the little ones provided by the Santa Monica Library. Be sure to check out the recommendations in Creative Capital, the new plan that will direct our city’s arts and cultural programming for the next 10 years. We still want your input, so stop by the Web site (http://www.smgov.net/creativesantamonica/) and let us know what you think.

Hamp Simmons is the cultural affairs coordinator for the City of Santa Monica. Send comments or suggestions for the Palette to artpalette.mailbox@smgov.net. If you would like to subscribe to the Santa Monica Arts Palette via e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the word “Subscribe” in the subject line to artpalette.mailbox@smgov.net

Vibes alive Local live music rocks in December BY LORI BARTLETT Daily Press Staff Writer

CITYWIDE — As the temperatures drop, the music scene in Santa Monica tends to heat up, with a menagerie of local and national acts set to take to the stages of area venues. In the lull between holiday shopping, office parties and family gatherings, Santa Monicans can check out of the holiday hustle and bustle, and check in to local clubs for some live music from a host of genres ... all without trekking into LA traffic. The venerable HARVELLE’S has been a staple for visiting bands and local acts alike, being the oldest live music venue on the Westside. For a spicy Tuesday night, head over for Bongo Fury, a show filled with afro-cuban jazz and a burlesque show. Every Wednesday in December, and beyond, Harvelle’s hosts a Juke Joint night featuring Mississippi-style ambiance, including free barbecue and waffles. The band Ass-Pocket-Of-Whiskey accompanies the southern-style evening. Closing out the week is the soulful sounds of The Toledo Show. Harvelle’s is located at 1432 4th St. For more information on shows or tickets, call (310) 395-1676 or visit www.harvelles.com.

Photo courtesy Vickter Duplaix is on the lineup for Temple Bar.

HIGHLIGHT KCRW presents the soul and R&B jams of Vikter Duplaix, with special guests DJ Oakasan, The Hardson and Debi Nova on Dec. 16.

HIGHLIGHT On Dec. 8, The Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band, featuring Bnois King, bring their brand of guitar-driven, southern blues tempered with a little jazz influence.

The aptly named 14 BELOW, on located at 1348 14th St. near Santa Monica Boulevard, offers an intimate live music experience. The venue attracts acts across the board in terms of genre. Every Sunday features Cubensis, a Grateful Dead tribute band. The Libra Project’s progressive style hip-hop will headline a show on Saturday, Dec. 9, and the Rebel Soul Band bring roots rock with a reggae splash to the stage on Dec. 16. For more information on shows, call (310) 451-5040 or visit www.14below.com.

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hip and up-and-coming acts. This month features a variety of hip-hop, indie rock and world beats. On Thursday, Dec. 7, KCRW presents Les Nuibians. The French-born sisters have earned a Grammy nomination for their “Afropean” sound. The hip-hop beats of Boston’s Audible Mainframe rock the stage on Dec. 9. This seven-man crew recently opened for hip-hop heavyweight Slick Rick and have earned multiple awards for their live act and turntable skills. The end of the month brings Chicago Afrobeat Project, a collective group with roots in ’70s funk and a mix of jazz-infused afrobeats. Temple Bar is located at 1026 Wilshire Blvd. For more information, call (310) 3636611 or on the Web at www.templebarlive.com.

On Dec. 15, Malibu’s own Big Dume play with Dirty Robot and The Inner Clockwork. Over in the Pico neighborhood, locals can catch the occasional show at MCCABE’S GUITAR SHOP. The guitar blues of Dirk Hamilton comes to McCabe’s on Saturday, Dec. 3, with singing chanteuse Lebo opening. On Sunday, Dec. 10, McCabe’s features a free annual holiday extravaganza. McCabe’s is located at 3101 Pico Blvd. For more information, call (310) 8284497, or log onto the Web at www.mccabes.com. HIGHLIGHT Tonight, diverse singer-songwriter Sara Hickman with local acoustic-roots rock artist Rick Shea at 8 p.m.


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Sacred symbols shown in SM By Daily Press staff

Antoine Bonsorte, whose works have been featured in movies such as “Batman,” “Apollo 13,” “Casino,” “Star Wars,” “Stargate,” “Superman” and “Terminator,” will showcase a collection of photographs related to sacred symbols and chosen grounds in a special showing opening on Saturday, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Dec. 17. There is no charge to view the exhibition. Bonsorte’s photographic exhibit is inspired by beauty, love and awareness, and will include both still life and montage images. The exhibit is entitled “I Belong to You” and will be held at Bonsorte Studio, 2401 Lincoln Blvd. A renowned designer and artist, Bonsorte’s artworks have adorned the sets, décors and wardrobes of many movies. His latest works include the “Superman Returns” and “Memories of a Geisha.” Bonsorte has also designed projects for television series, commercials, casinos and nightclubs such as the RA Night Club at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas and the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. For more information, please call (310) 450-5200 or visit www.bonsorte.com.

Tribute to Frears By Daily Press staff

The American Cinematheque presents a tribute to Director Stephen Frears at the Aero Theatre, from Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. In addition to his acclaimed “The Queen” — Fears’ latest effort, starring Helen Mirren — the series is a chance to look back at some of his best feature films. It wasn’t until 1984 with “The Hit,” starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp and a very young Tim Roth, that Frears received unanimous critical acclaim and found a cult smash on his hands. Since the 1990’s, he has directed a mixture of big studio films (“Hero,” “High Fidelity”) and smaller, more personal projects (”The Van,” “Dirty Pretty Things”). Falling somewhere in between was his collaboration with producer Martin Scorsese and writer Walon Green on “The Hi-Lo Country,” starring Penelope Cruz, Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson and Patricia Arquette. All screenings are at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Ave. SATURDAY, DEC. 2:

First film in the double-feature is “The Queen,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Combining the vicarious rewards of a detailed biopic with the gentler pleasures of an insightful character study, director Stephen Frears puts the monarchy under the microscope in this irreverent comedy-drama. On the same bill is “Dangerous Liaisons.” Games of seduction, lust, and manipulation spotlight Glenn Close and John Malkovitch’s devilish gambling over innocent Michelle Pfeiffer — games in which even the winner ends up a tragic loser. There will be a discussion in between films with director Frears. SUNDAY, DEC. 3:

On Sunday, first in the double feature is “My Beautiful Laundrette.” Through a gallery of fine performances and situations, Frears draws a subtle relationship between a young Pakistani (Saeed Jaffrey) and his fascist punk lover (Daniel Day-Lewis). On the same bill is “Prick Up Your Ears,” a caustically entertaining biopic of the controversial young British playwright, Joe Orton (a volcanic Gary Oldman), who was murdered in 1967 by his lover and early collaborator, Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina). A harrowing portrait of fatal jealousy and an obsessive love gone bad. With Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters. Discussion in between films with Frears. For more information, call (323) 466-FILM or on the Web at www.americancinematheque.com.

‘Amadeus’ performs at SMC By Daily Press staff

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is proud to present “Amadeus,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway play based loosely on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his relationship to Antonio Salieri, through Dec. 10. The play, by Peter Shaffer, will be presented Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. An additional matinee at 2 p.m. will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9.

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Samohi team hopes to prove worthy of state title VIKINGS, from page 1

Tournament with a 57-29 victory over Channel Island High School. With a series of fast breaks and full court pressure, the Vikings managed to limit the Raiders to just 16 points in the first half, despite some poor outside shooting on their own part. The Vikings say they were a little too hyped up from the adrenaline of finally starting the season, leading to bad shooting. That quickly changed as the Vikings settled into their game. The team played Calabasas High School on Thursday night and will take on Newbury Park High School, a team that has turned into a rival, tonight. “We beat them in the same tournament last year to move on to the championship game,” Verdugo said of Newbury on Thursday. “They’re a proud program ... They want payback.” The ultimate goal this year is to win the state championship, the same dream shared by most every high school team. But the Samohi girls basketball team also wants to prove they’re legitimate state title contenders. A 19th place ranking on the Los Angeles Times list of the top high school girl’s basketball teams in Southern California is testament to their potential.

“We can compete with the best teams in the state,” said senior Co-Captain Allie Southam, the team’s starting point guard. But with respectable rankings also comes stiffer competition, as teams gear up for the prospect of taking down one of the best. “You fight like a heavyweight,” Snyder said. “You play like a heavyweight, whether you’re playing a lightweight or a mediumweight. “You play every game like you play Long Beach Poly.” THE STATE PLAYOFFS

After finishing a successful regular season, the Vikings were ready to go deep in the state tournament. Unfortunately, their first round opponent was Long Beach Poly, which despite holding one of the best records in the state, had to forfeit 22 games. “A 20-2 record should’ve been good enough for us to play a fairly easy first round game,” Verdugo said. The forfeit put Long Beach Poly dead last and the team would not have been able to play in the tournament if it weren’t for a loophole in CIF — an organization governing private and public high school sports — that allows a team into the tournament if voted in by its league. The Jackrabbits proved stronger, more

“It was frustrating because of the whole drama of how they got into CIF.” ALLIE SOUTHAM SENIOR CO-CAPTAIN experienced, hit their shots and applied enough pressure to oust the Vikings, 44-29. “It was frustrating because of the whole drama of how they got into CIF,” Southam said. The rematch between the two schools is set for Dec. 8. “It taught us what we needed to work on, what the competition is like, what we needed to do to improve this year,” Snyder said. FAST FORWARD

With more experience, the Vikings believe they have the athleticism and mindset to make a run for the state title. But there are things players admit they need to fix. “I need to work on rebounding,” said Snyder, who stands at 5’8”. “Most people are

taller than me so It’s important that I work on that.” Verdugo said the team needs to start much faster in the game, but then again, that’s what happens in tournaments at the beginning of the season. “The first thing to get tight is shooting form,” Verdugo said. “One focus point all year long will be rebounding. I said from the beginning, in order for us to compete with Poly, we are going to have to rebound.” Already one of the smallest teams in the league, Samohi just got smaller with the addition of freshman Thea Lemberger, a feisty point guard all of 5’2.” Verdugo said he expects Lemberger to be a star someday because of what he sees as her “natural point guard skills and a court vision” he hasn’t seen in a long time. Lemberger isn’t worried about her height. She’s been dealing with it since she started playing the game at 4 years of age. The height can work to her advantage, making it easier to fake out opponents. Lemberger sees herself being a valuable addition to the team with her ability to help set her teammates up for good open shots. “I love the competition, the winning,” she said on Thursday. “Losing is always a heartbreak, but when you win, it’s always great.” MELODYH@SMDP.COM


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Al-Maliki asks loyalists of al-Sadr to end their boycott BY THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki on Thursday called on lawmakers and Cabinet ministers loyal to an antiAmerican cleric to end their boycott of the government in response to his summit with President Bush. “I hope they reconsider their decision because it doesn’t constitute a positive development in the political process,” al-Maliki said at a news conference on his return to Baghdad from a two-day visit to neighboring Jordan, where he met with Bush and King Abdullah II. The 30 lawmakers and five Cabinet ministers loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr had threatened to quit the government and parliament if al-Maliki went ahead with the summit, which was aimed at halting Iraq’s escalating sectarian violence and paving the way for a reduction of U.S. troops. But by downgrading their protest to a suspension of membership, they left open a return to their jobs. A senior Sadrist legislator, Baha al-Aaraji, said al-Sadr supporters would end their boycott when there is an increase in what he termed well-trained Iraqi security forces and the government ends the chronic shortages of basic services like electricity and fuel. The Sadrists were crucial to al-Maliki’s election earlier this year, which is reflected in his reluctance to comply with repeated U.S. demands to disband the Mahdi Army, a Shiite militia run by al-Sadr and blamed for much of the sectarian violence tearing Iraq apart. “Political partnership means commitment,” al-Maliki said, addressing his Sadrist allies, whom he advised to use constitutional channels to air their grievances. Al-Maliki pledged again Thursday to act against illegal armed groups, but he did not name the Mahdi Army or cite specific actions. He said he has reassured Bush in their meeting of “the government’s resolve to impose the government’s authority, bring stability, hold to account outlaws and limit the possession of arms to the hands of the government.” Al-Maliki also said he was determined to ensure that Iraq’s security forces have the weapons and the training needed for them to be more capable on the battlefield. “We mean by arming, the weapons fit to fight the terrorists ... the light and effective weapons, vehicles, armor vehicles and helicopters that will be active in the next phase in the fight against the terrorists,” he said. One of the main goals of the U.S. coalition is to train enough Iraqi soldiers and police to take over its security responsibilities, especially in particularly violent areas

such as western Iraq, where al-Qaida in Iraq is powerful, and Baghdad, where fighting between Sunni militants and Shiite militias is escalating. Bush said the U.S. would speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces but assured al-Maliki that Washington is not looking for a “graceful exit” from a war well into its fourth violent year. In the latest bloodshed, the U.S. military said Iraqi forces found 28 bodies Wednesday in what may be a mass grave south of the city of Baqouba. For about a week, heavy fighting between Iraqi police and Sunni insurgents has killed scores of people in and around Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. In the southern city of Basra, gunmen killed Nasir Gatami, the deputy of the local Sunni Endowment chapter, and three of his bodyguards in an attack on their two-car convoy, police said. The Endowment, which confirmed the attack, was created to care for Sunni mosques across Iraq. In the past four months, 23 of its employees have been kidnapped in Baghdad, with suspicion focused on Shiite militias. The military also said that a U.S. soldier was killed during combat in Baghdad on Wednesday, raising to at least 2,884 the number of U.S. service members who have died since the beginning of the war. The Sadrist boycott doesn’t affect top ministries such as foreign, defense, oil, finance, interior, justice or trade. The boycotting Shiite Cabinet members include the ministers of agriculture, health, transport and public works. Liwa Smeism, one of the boycotting Cabinet ministers, said the Shiite boycott wouldn’t stop all work at government offices such as his Ministry of State of Tourism and Archaeological Affairs. “We are protesting, not closing the ministries. The undersecretaries and other officials are running them. If my decision is needed at my ministry, my staff can call me up at home,” he said in a telephone interview. Smeism said the participating ministers were “suspending our participation in the Cabinet meetings until we get new directions from our leaders of the boycott.” Thursday’s meetings were supposed to be Bush’s second set of strategy sessions in the Jordanian capital. But the first meeting between Bush and al-Maliki, scheduled for Wednesday night along with Jordan’s king, was scrubbed. Accounts varied as to why, but it followed the leak of a classified White House memo critical of al-Maliki and a boycott of the Iraqi leader’s government in Baghdad.

Women have lower median income WOMEN’S WAGES, from page 1

Los Angeles County are women and children. Eighteen percent of all women in the county live below the poverty level. “We’ve lost low-rent housing,” said Marge Nichols, who retired last year as director of research for the United Way chapter. “There are more single moms with children, and oftentimes those women have a lower income.” Among other findings, the report says “40 percent of single-mother families with children under 18 are poor” — up from 37 per-

cent in 1990. The study also notes that half of working women make less than what they need to afford child care. The report found 34 percent of women in the county work full time and have a median income of $34,941 — compared with $36,581 for men. “I think we all hoped there would be more progress — that women’s earnings would be up more, that fewer women would be living in poverty,” said Elise Buik, president and chief executive officer of the United Way chapter. “I hope this creates an urgency about how women are compensated.”

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Bush promises speedier turnover of security responsibility to Iraq BY DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer

AMMAN, Jordan — President Bush said Thursday the United States will speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces but assured Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that Washington is not looking for a “graceful exit” from a war well into its fourth violent year. Under intensifying political pressure at home, the American and Iraqi leaders came together for a hastily arranged summit to explore how to stop escalating violence that is tearing Iraq apart and eroding support for Bush’s war strategy. With Bush hoping to strengthen his Iraqi counterpart’s fragile government, the tensions that flared when their opening session was abruptly cancelled Wednesday evening were not apparent when they appeared before reporters after breakfast Thursday.

“I appreciate the courage you show during these difficult times as you lead your country,” Bush told al-Maliki after nearly two and a half hours of talks. “He’s the right guy for Iraq.” It was their third face-to-face meeting since al-Maliki took power about six months ago. “There is no problem,” declared al-Maliki. There were no immediate answers for mending the Shiite-Sunni divide that is fueling sectarian bloodshed in Iraq or taming the stubborn insurgency against the U.S. presence. The leaders emerged from their breakfast and formal session with few specific ideas, particularly on Bush’s repeated pledge to move more quickly to transfer authority for Iraq’s security to al-Maliki’s government. "One of his frustrations with me is that he believes that we’ve been slow about giving him the tools necessary to protect the Iraqi people,” Bush said. “He doesn’t have the capacity to respond. So we want to accelerate that capacity.” There was no explanation from either side of how that

would happen, beyond support for the long-standing goals of speeding the U.S. military’s effort to train Iraqi security forces and to give more military authority over Iraq to al-Maliki. A senior al-Maliki aide who attended Thursday’s talks said the Iraqi leader presented Bush a blueprint for the equipping and training of Iraqi security forces. The aide, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the information, declined to give details. The November elections that handed control of Congress to Democrats have given rise to heightened calls for the about 140,000 American soldiers in Iraq to begin coming home. Bush acknowledged that pressure and said he wanted to start troop withdrawals as soon as possible. He insisted the U.S. will stay “until the job is complete.” “I know there’s a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there’s going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq,” he said. “This business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all.”

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1348 14th Street

2834 Santa Monica Blvd.

(310)828-7582

(310) 459-8596

Features 12 draft beers and a fine selection of wine making it a great place to watch any and all of your favorite teams. The house specialty is the Philadelphia cheese steak. OVERUNDER also offers great burgers, salads, Mexican food and more. Frequent food and beer specials are also offered at OVERUNDER Sports Grill.

The closest it comes to dining in Japan! This new restaurant features authentic Japanese dishes, a Tokyo trained sushi chef, and Asian fusion cuisine. The soft shell crab with ponzu sauce and broiled butter fish are must have appetizers. Enjoy the newly remodeled atmosphere and savory creations prepared by a true Japanese chef.

For over 20 years, the best south-of-the-border Tex Mex munchables and the most “Kick Ass” margaritas are found at Marix Tex Mex Playa in Santa Monica. Fresh ingredients, great prices, excellent service and a location just steps from the beach, keep the grazers coming back for more. Open Daily. Banquets, catering, take out and delivery.

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(310)314-3368 "A Real Coffee Shop For Real People" Great Food, Smoothies, Espresso Drinks, & Organic Coffee. Complimentary Internet For Customers. Family Owned & Operated

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For more than 40 years Benihana chefs have been cooking up a feast on the hibachi grill. Steak, chicken, seafood and vegetables are all prepared teppan-style “right before your eyes.” Start your meal with a sushi appetizer, then relax and enjoy the show while sipping exotic cocktails served in collectible ceramic mugs.

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Originally built on Ocean Avenue in 1893, The Victorian was moved to it's present location in 1978. Many successful events and happy customers later, we are proud to introduce The Victorian Baker Cafe to Santa Monica. Specializing in down home, tasty fare, we hope to give our customers a place to relax and enjoy each other's company. Havea seat on our patio and enjoy the California sunshine.

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At Violet restaurant the atmosphere is casual, comfortable, and, like its cuisine, is uncluttered. Chef Jared Simons’ flavorful small plate fare has something to suit everyone, from light eaters to those with a taste for a more robust fare. Unique selection of new and old world wines by the bottle, glass or flight as well as an impressive list of domestic & imported artisan beers.

“An unassuming Indian restaurant that fans call the best on the west side, specializing in an extensive menu of authentic dishes. Using only natural spices and ingredients with no artificial coloring or preservatives makes sumptuous dishes that are lean and low in fat. Daily specials offered.

Club TwentyTwenty offers authentic mexican cuisine. Located conveniently on 2020 Wilshire Blvd. Doors open @ 8pm Thurs-Sat. Come enjoy dinner and drinks before dancing the night away. For more information or reservations, call or email us at info@clubtwentytwenty.com

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Buon Giorno Café specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. This trendy little café offers a wide variety of dishes. The menu consists of Insalata, Panini, Pasta, Seafood, Steak, Caffe and Dolce to name a few. Offering breakfast and lunch. Check out our tremendous $5 express lunch menu, great for any occasion.

The finest American Classic dining the Westside has to offer is elegantly presented with every dish at Punch Grill. Come enjoy a tantalizing menu and an extensive wine list all within a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Where the ‘locals’ meet and the ‘fun-loving’ tourists always return! Come enjoy our highly acclaimed beach fare, beer, and wine at the best people watching place on the beach. Music, satellite sports, 2 outdoor patios, and smoking allowed. This nostalgic eatery has been here since 1902! The prices are reasonable and children are welcome.

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This English pub has a traditional charm with a Californian flair. Traditional British breakfast is served all day along with all your American favorites. Fish & Chips (our biggest seller) is a must try along with Bangers & Mash and Shepherds Pie or go American with our assortment of appetizers, burgers, salads, soups and sandwiches.

This Mediterranean wine bistro has a shabby-chic vibe, offering exquisite tapas dishes and an extensive wine selection from varied regions of the world. Happy hour happens Sunday through Thursday from 5:30pm through 7pm.

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FOOTBALL

Harris tackles a remarkable career year with the Niners BY GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA — Walt Harris stewed through the whole flight home Sunday night, then rushed to his TV to check the replay of a key play in the San Francisco 49ers’ just-completed game. Just as Harris suspected, St. Louis’ Torry Holt clearly had possession of the ball before Harris knocked it from his hands and returned the fumble for a touchdown that might have prevented the 49ers’ narrow loss. “They never should have overturned it,” Harris said. Harris’ latest game-changing play was reversed by a curious instant-replay decision, but it didn’t stop a remarkable season by the welltraveled cornerback who has found a home and revitalized his career in San Francisco. Harris leads the NFL with six interceptions — already the most in his 11-year career — and has forced three fumbles, not counting the one that was reversed. Not bad for a veteran who had no guarantee of a starting job when he signed a two-year deal with the Niners after Washington cut him last March. “I always had confidence in myself,” Harris said. “I’m just seeing the fruits of what I’ve always felt internally. I think I’m here for a reason — to help this team out and get it over the hump.” Although many clubs thought Harris was washed up, his coaches believe the cornerback has been the best player on the 49ers’ revitalized defense, which ranked last in the NFL last season. While the club’s two starting safeties lost their jobs and fellow cornerback Shawntae Spencer struggled with injuries, Harris has been an anchor of consistent play. Harris has played through a strained hamstring and an injured hip this season, missing just one game. He has repeatedly showed the speed to keep up with the NFL’s

best receivers, including Oakland’s Randy Moss. In fact, he had the best afternoon of his career against the Raiders last month, intercepting three passes. “Walt is an experienced guy that understands practice and the game,” coach Mike Nolan said. “Walt is a consummate pro. ... All I really thought (when the 49ers signed him) was that he would be competing for a starting job. We didn’t even know what he’d be competing against. We didn’t know his full role, or even his full potential.” Harris claims he didn’t take it personally when the Redskins waived him for salarycap purposes after serving as their No. 3 cornerback last season. He had been a starter throughout his first eight NFL seasons in Chicago and Indianapolis, but was pushed to a secondary role during two seasons in Washington. But even while his playing time decreased, Harris ramped up his off-thefield preparation. Two years ago, he embarked on a rigorous offseason training program designed to lengthen the 32-yearold’s career in one of sports’ most demanding athletic professions. “I would like to think when I was younger, I was a whole lot faster, but now I feel a whole lot stronger,” Harris said. “I always look back and say, ‘Man, if I just would have done this with my training...’ I always wish I had that opportunity again. “I feel I could play years and years with this type of regimen. I used to start training around late March. Now I don’t really give myself too much time off.” Harris also is getting comfortable in California with his wife and three children. Although the family lives in Atlanta in the offseason, the Bay Area’s mild temperatures and laid-back lifestyle are growing on him. “I really feel at home here, definitely more relaxed,” Harris said. “Being on the West Coast is something new to me. My family is loving it because of the weather."

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Wolf a rarity in America’s pastime BY JOHN NADEL AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES — In these days of skyrocketing salaries, Randy Wolf is a rarity. The 30year-old left-hander passed up more guaranteed money just to return home. That being said, the Los Angeles Dodgers took a risk of sorts by signing him. “The Dodgers, that’s something pretty cool,” said Wolf, who grew up in suburban West Hills and appeared in the Los Angeles City Section championship games at Dodger Stadium for El Camino Real High in 1993-94. “Everything is a gamble, every time you sign anybody,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “But I’ll take a gamble on him anytime.” Wolf, who finalized an $8 million, oneyear contract Tuesday, and center fielder Juan Pierre, who agreed to terms of a $44 million, five-year contract last week, were introduced at a news conference and modeled new uniforms with the players’ names on the back. Owner Frank McCourt decided to take the names off two years ago. The 30-year-old Wolf will earn $7.5 million next year, and the Dodgers have a $9 million option for 2008 with a $500,000 buyout. His 2008 salary would become guar-

anteed if he pitches 180 innings next season. “This is a real special day for me,” Wolf said. “It’s something I definitely wanted — being back home, being in L.A., a team I watched as a kid. At the same time, I believe it’s a team that can win.” Wolf, who spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies went, 4-0 with a 5.56 ERA last season. He won 48 games between 2000-03, but had elbow ligament-replacement surgery in July 2005. “I’m willing to gamble on myself. I know I’m healthy,” Wolf said, adding he was offered multiyear contracts by other teams. It kind of tells you there’s a well-rounded list of priorities in his mind,” Colletti said. “It’s not just how much you make.” Wolf, who has kept a home in suburban Calabasas, said he could understand the apprehension some felt concerning his future. “I’m not being paid minimum wage,” he said. “It wasn’t about how many years I could get, how many dollars I get.” Wolf said he hasn’t heard anything negative from other players or agents for taking less money than he could have gotten. “If there is, that’s up to them,” he said. “You can’t live your life for somebody else. You have to do what’s right.”

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Nap and decide, Pisces

JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: ★★★★★ Dynamic ★★★★ Positive ★★★ Average ★★ So-So ★ Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★★★★★ You very well might be filled with energy and vivaciousness. As a result, your dynamic thought and charisma could impact others. You will enter a new path if you are open. News needs evaluating, as it might have long-term implications. Tonight: As you would like.

★★★★★ Clearly, events are not in your court. Let what needs to happen unfurl. You will have the right answers. New possibilities and options get tossed in your lap. Be positive about what is happening. Work on letting go of negatives. Tonight: Easy does it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★ Take your time evaluating and thinking. Your way of moving a project forward could make a big difference. Lying back and holding your cards close to your chest often encourages others to reveal their true colors. Try it out. Tonight: Nap and then decide.

★★★ Sometimes you have no choice but to buckle down and handle what you must. Carefully evaluate what is coming down your path. Consider options that surround an investment far more carefully. Do you have the complete story? Tonight: Out for munchies or dinner.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★★★ Sometimes friends and meetings encourage solid decisions, though other times these happenings could become frivolous. Think in terms of zeroing in on what you want. Do nothing halfway, with an eye to immediate completion. Tonight: Head home early.

★★★★★ You seem to be an endless resource, no matter what you are focused on. Even plans become reinvigorated by passing them on to you. Others want you to play a greater role in their life. Tonight: Ever playful.

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★★★★★ You might find it difficult to get a project off the ground. Even getting energized or enthusiastic is work. Take a timeout or call it an early day if possible. Breaking now will lead you to be far more on top of your game later. Tonight: Pretend you are a teenager again.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

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★★★★ Think outside the box, and you’ll get results, far better ones than you realized were possible. Imagine new options, and then use your grounded abilities to make them so. Recognize that if you want something done a certain way, you might have to do it yourself. Tonight: A must appearance.

★★★★★ You might want to rethink certain matters with care. Choose the right words, and you’ll hit a home run. Others want to listen. Consider your options carefully. Think positively and move forward. Others finally seem more easygoing. Tonight: Out and about.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★★ You could be a bit out of kilter as you deal with strange events and people. Know how you feel about a certain matter involving a partnership, as that information will prove to be important later. You’ll get to the bottom of a problem. Think positively. Tonight: Take off ASAP.

★★★ Take your time moving a project forward, as uncomfortable as you might be. You might be surprised at how inventive others finally are. Observe more and, for the moment, hold back your thinking. Tonight: Nap and then decide.

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Not ‘Desperate’ Her marriage didn’t work out on “Desperate Housewives,” but things are looking rosy in real life for EVA LONGORIA: She’s engaged to her beau, basketball star Tony Parker.

“Tony flew into Los Angeles last night after his game and surprised Eva at her home as she got off work,” Liza Anderson told The Associated Press on Thursday via e-mail.

“The proposal was romantic and perfect. The couple plans to wed in France in the summer of 2007 in what they describe as a big, happy ceremony with lots of family and friends.”

Longoria accepts Parker’s proposal

Drunken DeVito appears in plain ‘View’ the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me.” When asked if he had been to sleep, DeVito replied, “I don’t know.” DeVito, who was promoting his new Christmas comedy, “Deck the Halls,” slurred his speech slightly and told a longwinded story about spending an amorous night in the White House’s Lincoln bedroom — circa the Clinton era — with his wife, the actress Rhea Perlman. “We went in and made it our

business to really wreck the joint,” he said. His words were bleeped out after apparently using some bad language when joking about President Bush, who he’d imitated as a monkey and one of the Three Stooges. He later sat on O’Donnell’s lap, and she kissed him on the cheek. Co-host Joy Behar said Thursday on the show that DeVito was “drunk as a skunk.” “But he was a fun drunk,” chimed in co-host Elisabeth

Hasselbeck. Barbara Walters noted that she had gotten a message later to call him. It wasn’t clear whether they connected or he had apologized. DeVito’s spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, told The Associated Press that he would wait to comment about DeVito’s appearance on the show after getting in touch with the actor on Thursday. AP

Pavarotti accepts Donizetti Prize in person LUCIANO PAVAROTTI will make his first public appearance since undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer last summer to receive a prize Dec. 6 at a music festival in the northern Italian city of Bergamo. The 71-year-old tenor will accept the Donizetti Prize during the last performance of the

Bergamo Musical Festival, Raffaella Valsecchi, a spokeswoman for the Donizetti Theater, said Thursday. “His health has improved, aside from some problems walking. He uses a small cane,” Valsecchi said. Pavarotti was preparing to leave New York in July to

resume a farewell tour when doctors discovered a malignant pancreatic mass. He had surgery, and all his remaining 2006 concerts were canceled. Pavarotti retired from staged opera in 2004. Pavarotti will be awarded the Donizetti Prize in recognition of his interpretations of the opera

composer’s works throughout the world, Valsecchi said. Nine of Pavarotti’s students will sing arias from some of Gaetano Donizetti’s operas, including “Anne Boleyn,” “Lucrezia Borgia” and “Don Pasquale.” Donizetti was born in Bergamo in 1797. AP

Lachey is the lastest to buy into the League NICK LACHEY is the latest celebrity to stake ownership in a team in the Pacific Coast League. Lachey was introduced Wednesday as a part-owner of the Tacoma Rainiers. Now, he’s part of the Schlegel Sports Group based out of Dallas, and a one-third owner of the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. “Sports for me, other than

what I do for a living, is truly my passion, and baseball has always been something that is a part of my life,” said Lachey, who grew up a Cincinnati Reds’ fan. League President Branch Rickey said Lachey is among notable owners, including Warren Buffet (Omaha), Nolan Ryan (Round Rock), and the

Mandalay Entertainment Group (Las Vegas). It’s the second time Lachey has been involved with an ownership group. He was a small player in a group that attempted to buy his hometown Reds last year. “It gave me the feeling that being involved in an ownership group was something I really wanted to do,” Lachey said

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The 31-year-old Longoria, who plays crafty Gabrielle Solis on the hit ABC show, met Parker, a 24-year-old Frenchman, in the San Antonio Spurs’ locker room after a

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“When this opportunity came about it felt like the right one.” The primary owner, Kirby Schlegel, hopes the pop singer’s involvement will boost interest in the Rainiers. “The PR jolt he can give is huge,” Schlegel said. “There’s no better advertising than having a guy like Nick Lachey involved.” AP

Friday The Three Stooges 72nd Anniversary 7:30

Saturday The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons

OBAMA CROSSES BRIDGES

The ladies of “The View” are laughing off DANNY DEVITO’s loopy behavior during his appearance on the daytime talk show. “Danny DeVito is not an alcoholic,” co-host Rosie O’Donnell said Thursday. “He’s just a guy who had one too many drinks with his friend.” On Wednesday’s show, the 62-year-old actor admitted he’d had a late night out with George Clooney and said, “I knew it was

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BARACK OBAMA is coming for that Number One Spot. The senator, contemplating a run for president, met privately with Ludacris on Wednesday. “We talked about empowering the youth,” said the rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges. Ludacris was in town to launch the YouthAIDS “Kick Me” campaign to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during a stop at Northwestern University in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. The meeting at Obama’s downtown Chicago office was a meeting of two star powers: Obama, who enjoys rock star-like status on the political scene, and Ludacris, a music superstar and budding actor. They both have won Grammy awards: Obama for readings from his memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” and Luda for his verse on Usher’s “Yeah!” Bridges said meeting Obama was like meeting with a relative. Obama declined to comment after their meeting, but walked with Bridges to the elevator as he left. The spotlight has been on Obama, a first-term Democrat from Illinois, as he mulls a run for the White House in 2008. Obama has said he would make a decision in the coming months.

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The Departed (R) 11:00am, 2:05, 5:10, 8:20, 11:25

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JONAS CLAES GERVIND aka CLAES JONAS GERVIND Case No. BP101722 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JONAS CLAES GERVIND aka CLAES JONAS GERVIND A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Mark J. Saladino, Public Administrator in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PRO-BATE requests that Mark J. Saladino, Public Administrator be appointed as personal representa-tive to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administra-tion of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representa-tive to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important ac-tions, however, the personal repre-sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Dec. 22, 2006 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the grant-ing of the petition, you should ap-pear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a per-son interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-praisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: RAYMOND G FORTNER JR COUNTY COUNSEL DAVID F SKJEIE PRINCIPAL DEPUTY 350 S FIGUEROA ST STE 602 LOS ANGELES CA 90071 Santa Monica Daily Press CN765443 GERVIND Dec 1,2,8, 2006

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