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[,IJlIIILLJlilIIUILL]iI,IUI]gP!II[iLLIIIILLI.MIIUqLHIqlI]UIIIL ]LJll]illillLiltJLm,I o'L,J, LI], J] Jj, LII] Jlliq ,,O.J L fl!ml iLIgllJ 4B Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter JZken there's no BUSINESS PLUMAS SATELLITES Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor When Greenville resident Hank Schramm first moved to the outskirts of Greenville in the mid-1980s, there was ab- solutely no television recep- tion. So he called a satellite tele- vision company and ordered one of those old, big dishes• TV reception There weren't too many companies to choose from. When he did find one, the technician the company sent out couldn't figure out how to tune it in. Being a semi-retired sea- man, Schramm knew about marine electronics, especially the frequencies and degrees of radar and radio equipment. So he had the technician leave the instruction manual behind when he left on a Fri- day afternoon. And when he came back to try and finish the job the fol- lowing Monday, Schramm had already figured it out and was watching a show. It wasn't too many more days before the light bulb went on and Schramm started a second career: bringing satellite television to his friends and neighbors in the rural mountainous areas of Plumas and Lassen counties. Now 25 years later, the big dishes have given way to smaller ones and Schramm sells and services equipment solely for Dish Network cus- tomers. Managing his company for him in his retirement are re- tired CHP officer Steve Odam and his wife, Pat. Pat has been a secretary for Plumas Satellites for about seven years, and Steve worked parttime a few years and now works full time. "I enjoy being out and about again," he said of reemploy- ment after retirement. He enjoys working with people again: He can give start your own company them things that make them smile in excitement now, in- stead of things like speeding tickets and rides to jail. Steve and Pat Odam run the Plumas Satellites business for Hank Schramm (not shown), who started the business when he moved to Indian Valley, in the 1980s because there was no television reception at all for residents not inside the town limits. Photo by Alicia Knadler BLOTTER, from page 3B Cardiac: In Crescent Mills, someone requested an ambu- lance for her husband who was having chest pains. The call was transferred to SLEMS and Crescent Mills Fire was paged and resPOnding. Wednesday, Oct. 13 Unknown Malady: In" Chester, someone requested medical aid for his mother for an unknown reason. He said she lived across town. The call was transferred to SIFC. Miscellaneous Friday, Oct. 8 It's a Funny Kind of Game when You Can Only Play Until You Lose Once: In Portola, a caller reported a young male on a mountain bike playing chicken with on, coming traffic. A sergeant could not locate the suspect. ' Saturday, Oct. 9 They Say All Politicians are Criminals, but Some of Them Obviously Try Harder Than Others: In Quincy, a caller re- ported suspicious activity with his campaign signs. A deputy reported speaking to the caller and attempting to contact a possible suspect. No contact was made. The deputy reported it was just a suspicious circumstance until he could speak with the other party. Realistically This Isn't that Different than Some Olympic Sports: In Chester, a caller reported four juveniles in the area of the sewer ponds were swimming and shooting ducks with a shotgun. Infor- mation was given to the CHP. Fish and Game dispatch advised they couldn't reach any of their units on the radio. A sergeant advised everyone was gone on arrival. Sunday, Oct. 10 Something Tells Me They Would Listen More if the Bear Delivered the Message: In Portola, a caller reported a bear climbed up into a tree behind an apartment com- plex. Information was given to DFG dispatch. The report- ing party called back and advised a male was taunting the bear to come down and she was:concerned for the safety of the children nearby. ] ] " "1 I II Information was given to a deputy to check the area. A deputy reporte d advising all the people to go inside and leave the bear alone. The re- porting party called back and advised the people were taunting the bear again and he was becoming upset. A sergeant advised being unable to locate anything. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Senior Scam: Near Lake Almanor, a caller reported an unknown person called pre- tending to be her grandson, saying he would have lunch with her. The caller had no grandson and advised she had a similar call six months before. She requested deputy contact. Information was put on file. No names or phone numbers were given by the suspect, who hung up when asked questions• Wednesday, Oct. 13 It's an Epidemic: In Quincy, a caller reported receiving a call from a magazine coria- pany who claimed she owed them money. The caller said she gave them her credit card number and was now con- cerned. The sergeant advised her to go to the bank, explain Family Dentistry for Plumas County with a Woman's Touch Emily S. Herndon, DDS • Graduate Of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry • Member American Academy of Oral Medicine • Member Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society • Member American Dental Association Beautiful, esthetic restorations utilizing the latest technology. Crowns done in one day, preserving the maximum amount of your natural tooth structure. Emergencies accepted. Emily S. Herndon, D.D.S. 431 W. MAIN ST., QUINCY (530) 283-1119 the situation and cancel the card. CHP REPORT Non-stop, Sept. 24 Benjamin Robinson, 63, of Napa was traveling east- bound on SR-70, approaching SR-89, at the stated speed of 50 mph in a 1999 Ford F350. Frank Simpson, 69, of Tigard, Ore., was traveling northbound on SR-89, ap- proaching the intersection with SR-70, at a stated speed of 50 mph in a 2009 Honda CRV. Simpson failed to see the posted stop sign for the SR-70 intersection. As the Honda vehicle was about to enter the intersection, Robinson re- alized it was not going to stop and braked abruptly before steering right in an attempt to avoid a collision. The left front end of Robin- son's vehicle struck the left rear quarter panel of Simpson's Honda• The Honda continued across SR-70 and stopped on the north shoul- der of SR-70. There were no injurms. Lost control, Sept,24/:' Patrick Daughtry, 48, of Seeley, was riding a 1984 Honda dual sport motorcycle at approximately 25 mph on private property, just off Semaphore Road while trail- ing another motorcycle. " As he approached a dip in the area of dirt he was riding on, Daughtry began to lose control of his motorcycle, due to his suspected level of intoxication, and put his right leg down in an attempt to regain his balance• As a result, Duaghtry suffered a broken leg and was taken to Eastern Plumas Dis- trict Hospital for his injuries. Collision, Sept. 24 David Back, 64, of Crescent Mills, was parked in a 1987 Toyota on the northbound shoulder of Crescent St., fac- ing south, just south of SR-89. A 2002 Chrysler was parked directly behind Back on the northbound shoulder. CHP reported Back began to back up in an unsafe man- ner at approximately 5 mph resulting in the rear of his ve- hicle striking the front of the Chrysler. There were no in- juries. Can't brake, Sept. 25 CHP reported Laurel Soekland, 27, of Rocklin was stopped in a 2005 Jeep Chero- kee waiting to make a left on- to Gold Lake Highway from SR-89. Elizabeth Zimmerman, 22, of Quincy, was traveling northbound on SR-89 in a 1997 Toyota pickup while towing a 12-foot utility trailer which was loaded with four wood beams. ZLmmerman observed Soekland stopped in the northbound lane ahead of .her and attempted to apply the vehicle's brakes. Zimmerman could not stop as the front of her Toyota struck the rear of the stopped Jeep. No injuries were reported. Too fast,'Sept. 26 Christopher Borden, 48, of Orland was riding his 2001 Suzuki southbound on La Porte ROAd. According to CHP, due to Borden's speed, he could not negotiate a curve in the roadway. Borden made a hard braking Keith Gross, M.D. Diplomate American • Board of Dermatology Fellow American Academy of Dermatology Board Certified in Dermatology basal cell carcinoma. It may appear as small non-healing sores or bumps on the skin. These should be diagnosed and treated early as their con- tinued growth makes treatment rore difficult. 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CHP determined Rhodes turned to the left in an attempt to get his vehicle back on the road but overcor- rected. The vehicle skidded across the eastbound lane and both westbound lanes before going off the roadway where it struck a dirt embankment. Rhodes received minor in- juries, but refused medical treatment. Unsafe speed, Sept. 28 According to CHP, David Collom, 52, of Fort Pierce, Fla., was driving his 1996 -Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound .mi Janesville: Grade Road, at a stated speed of 40 - 50 mph. Due to Collom's alleged un- safe speed while traversing a curve to the left, his vehicle overturned onto its right side,' partially ejecting Collom. e received major injuries anq was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center." 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