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Listen To Your News Tuesday, September 28, 2010 News Archive
     

LANDERS WOMAN KILLED IN NEVADA MOTORCYCLE CRASH
A Landers woman motorcyclist was killed Thursday night in wrong-way crash near Cold Springs, Nevada. Roberta Baragona, 49, was riding a 750cc 2003 Honda RS with her brother and two friends, also on motorcycles, at about 11:11 p.m. north on U.S. 395 between Cold Springs and Bordertown. Blaine Brooks, 85, of San Francisco struck her while driving south in the northbound lanes in a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Roberta Baragona was thrown from her motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Brooks’ injuries were not life-threatening. The Nevada Highway Patrol does not believe alcohol is a factor in the crash. None of the other motorcyclists were injured.

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Edward Rosenthal
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR HIKER MISSING NEAR BLACK ROCK IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
The Search continues today for a missing Hiker at Joshua Tree National Park. Park rangers and volunteer searchers are combing an area of rugged hills and canyons near the Black rock Campground in Yucca Valley. Edward Rosenthal, 64, of Culver City, has been missing since Friday evening when he failed to return from a hike. Rosenthal was reported missing to park rangers on Sunday afternoon. He is an experienced hiker and is in good physical condition.

Six teams of ground searchers are looking throughout the area’s many hiking and equestrian trails. They are being aided by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s helicopter. Trained search-and-rescue dog teams have also been requested for today’s search operation. Rosenthal is a Caucasian male, 5’7" in height, weighing 145 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing eyeglasses, a tan shirt, tan pants, and a tan wide-brim hat with a tail for sun protection. He was carrying a black camelback-style backpack. Anyone traveling in the area who might have seen Edward Rosenthal or someone matching his description are asked to call the Federal Interagency Communications Center at 909-383-5668.

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Bill Neeb

Chad Mayes

George Huntington

Lori Herbel

Frank Luckino
THERE WILL BE NO VETERANS DAY PARADE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS YEAR
A special meeting of the Town Council last night confirmed there would be no Veterans Day Parade in Yucca Valley this year. Reporter Tami Roleff was at the meeting and tells us why...
Having a Veteran’s Day parade this year just isn’t going to happen, the Yucca Valley Town Council decided at a special meeting yesterday. The funds and plans for a parade had been cut from the Town’s budget earlier this year, but the Town Council became aware of it just over a week ago.

The Town Council was informed at yesterday’s special meeting that neither of the local high school bands nor the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps band could participate in a Veteran’s Day parade this year. The Town will continue with its original plans to hold a Veterans Day ceremony to honor veterans on November 11. The ceremony will include a concert by the Twentynine Palms Marine band, a static display of military equipment, a flag-folding ceremony, speeches by community leaders and veterans groups, a welcome to recent war veterans, a community barbecue, and music by the Chuck Miller Band. Council Member Bill Neeb suggested that the Town look into establishing a monument to the area’s war dead, an idea that will be discussed at the Town’s mid-year budget review.

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SKELETAL REMAINS BELIEVED TO BE THAT OF LANDERS MAN
Skeletal remains discovered Thursday of last week are believed to belong to a Landers man missing since April 8. The county coroner’s office said they are planning to contact the family of 54-year-old Donald Mitchell to get records to confirm if the body is Mitchell. The Coroner’s office believe the body found is Mitchell, but can’t confirm it until they verify it using dental records or DNA. County Sheriff detectives discovered the remains west of Landers Lane, south of Napa Road when they followed up on a citizen’s report of finding a motorcycle in the desert.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR RESISTING ARREST
Twentynine Palms man was cited for resisting arrest after deputies responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call. Sheriffs’ officials said Thursday evening about 6:15, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a woman at an apartment in the 72900 block of El Paseo who said her boyfriend, identified as Paul Sewell, 34, was acting crazy. She told dispatchers he had beaten her up in the past and didn’t want to confront him. During the call, dispatchers could not hear due to loud music in the background. When asked to turn the music down, the woman said Sewall kept turning the volume back up. The caller then hung up, return call were not answered. Responding deputies contacted Sewell, he raised his fists, took a fighting stance and became combative. Paul Swell was taken into custody and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail for investigation of resisting arrest, cited and released early Friday morning.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEET TONIGHT, GPAC WANTS MORE TIME, NEW FIRE TRUCK
The Twentynine Palms City Council meets in regular session tonight. The council will look at dropping police report fees, giving the GPAC more time, and helping with local business improvements. Reporter Dan Stork checks the agenda...
The Twentynine Palms City Council will conduct no public hearings at its regular meeting on Tuesday September 28. Items on the consent agenda include a year-end budget amendment, the awarding of a contract for a concrete and shade structure at the Community Services Center, adoption of the 5-year Measure I street improvement plan, elimination of the $25 fee for police reports, and a resolution of support for a list of Business-Friendly Principles, proposed by the Southern California Association of Governments. Council is scheduled to hear one report on a request by the General Plan Advisory Committee to be allowed more meetings, and another on the status of the ladder truck whose purchase for the fire department was authorized earlier this year. Acting as the Redevelopment Agency, the Council will be asked to provide about $20,000 in an Owner Participation Agreement with Rocky Moore and George Croft, to partially fund improvements to a business property they own jointly at 73501-A Twentynine Palms Hwy.

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FREE COLORECTAL CANCER SEMINAR THURSDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. The risk of a person having colorectal cancer in their lifetime is about one in 19. In most cases, colorectal cancers develop slowly over many years. What are the causes and treatments? Join Renato Guzman, M.D. general surgeon, as he provides an overview of colorectal cancer and the latest treatment advances at a free community health education seminar on the topic, This Thursday, at 6 p.m. in the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. Registration is required by calling 760-366-6324.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS MAMMOGRAPHY QUALITY ACCREDITATION
Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Airway Outpatient Center was awarded a one-year term of re-accreditation as the result of a recent mammography survey by the Mammography Quality Standards Act. It requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet uniform quality standards. According to Scott Warywoda, director of Hi-Desert Medical Center’s medical imaging, the surveyors conducted a rigorous inspection and staff received excellent findings.

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2 NO-SHOWS AT LAST NIGHTS JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT CANDIDATES FORUM
The Joshua Tree Community Association held a Joshua Basin Water District Candidates forum last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and says two candidates were no shows...
At last night’s forum sponsored by the Joshua Tree Community Association, the public heard from four candidates running for two seats on the Joshua Basin Water District Board. Participating was Milissa Anderson, Barbara Delph, Al Marquez, and incumbent Steven Whitman. In opening statements Anderson said she felt it’s time for a new team and she would draw on her experience in the water well drilling industry. Delph said her experience and skill had prepared her to insure delivery of healthy water while meeting her responsibility to rate payers, the future, and the environment. Marquez said his experience on local advisory committees, knowledge of Agency regulations, and meeting attendance qualified him for a seat. And Whitman pointed to his love for the community, and the Agency’s improved health seen during his tenure as qualifications for re-election. On the issue of importing water, Anderson and Marquez said there is no need; Delph and Whitman said it is essential and cost effective. Asked what are the Agency’s top priorities, Anderson said control of spending and hiring locally. Delph and Whitman said it was to provide a healthy supply while maintaining infrastructure. Marquez said it was to alleviate excessive expenditures and replace of old pipe. Two other candidates, Michael Luhrs and Gary Wilson, opted out of the forum.

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB OKTOBERFEST FRIDAY NIGHT
The Yucca Valley Rotary Club will hold an Oktoberfest Celebration this Friday evening. The Oktoberfest is a fund-raiser to benefit a new Miracle League baseball field here in the Morongo Basin. The field is designed with a rubberized surface to accommodate children with disabilities. The Oktoberfest will be held at the Boys & Girls Club in Yucca Valley, and the fun will start at 6 p.m. The event features traditional Oktoberfest food and “beverages”, live dance music, an auction and Los Angeles Dodgers alumni, Derrel Thomas. Auction items are plentiful and include LA Dodgers tickets. Tickets are available from any Yucca Valley Rotarian in addition to at the Hi-Desert Star, Mojave Mortgage and Z1077, or call Shannon Luckino at 760-365-0444.

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CANYONLANDS LECTURE THURSDAY NIGHT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY
Wildlife and nature photographer David Jesse McChesney will present "Canyonlands of Arizona and Utah" at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. "Canyonlands" features a beautiful collection of imagery and a lecture focused on getting the most out of a Canyonlands visit. McChesney is the author of "Muir Roots: At One with the Wild." Suggested donation $5.

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ANIMALS READY FOR ADOPTION AT MORONGO BASIN HUMANE SOCIETY
The Morongo Basin Humane Society offers animals for adoption. ROP broadcast student Reba Carney has more...
Are you looking for a fuzzy new friend for hour home? If so the Morongo Basin Humane Society has a good amount of animals to choose from. If you are Military and can’t have a pet for a long time, you can sponsor a pet. If you want more information about this please contact the shelter at 760-366-3786.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL PLANS MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
The 5th annual Twentynine Palms High School Theatre Department’s Murder Mystery and dinner theatre is this weekend. They are performing Pat Cook’s fast paced comedy “Caught in the Act.” Show dates are October 1st & 2nd at 6:00 p.m. and October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. See a cast member for tickets and more info. Tickets are pre sale only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Get your tickets early. Singing waiters will serve a wonderful dinner. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under and senior citizens 60 and over.

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BATTLE OF THE BALL THURSDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
The Yucca Valley High School football team will attempt to avenge their losses from the last two years when they face the Lady Trojan volleyball team in the Third annual “Battle of the Ball” Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School gym. Will Coach Tim Cannavo once again resort to dubious tactics in the football team’s attempt at a victory? Or will the superior skills and talents of Coach Pam Naylor’s Lady Trojans once again be more than the football team can overcome? Admission is $3.00 and a snack bar will be available.

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