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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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THE AVA is looking for an outlet in Hopland. The Kong family sold the paper for years but unaccountably left their business and, uncharacteristically, stiffed us for a couple hundred bucks after years of paying their bill promptly. We used to sell about thirty papers a week at the Kong's Market. If you know of any business that will carry Mendocino County's sole source of real news, let us know.

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Huffman: “My interest is in getting it over the finish line in the most timely and cost-effective way possible."

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today following a conference call he convened with Caltrans and the United States Army Corps of Engineer regarding the Willits Bypass:

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SHIMMINS FIRE Incident Update

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8 am
Fire Information Line: (707) 459-7425

Location: Shimmins Ridge north of Willits
County: Mendocino
Acres: 28
% Containment: 100
Start Date & Time: July 9, 2014 @ 4:32 p.m.

Fire Engines: 5
Fire Crews: 3
Bulldozers: 2
Airtankers: 4
Helicopters: 1
Total Personnel: 88
Injuries: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0

Current Situation: Firefighters will continue to mop-up and patrol looking for hotspots.

Cooperating Agencies: Little Lake FPD, Redwood Valley FPD and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Additional Information: With the current weather conditions and elevated fire danger, we are asking everyone to use extreme caution, “one less spark – one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to

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THE CHP has posted this message on its electronic billboards on our stretch of 101: “SERIOUS DROUGHT. HELP SAVE WATER.”

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JUST IN FROM ELK, a reader writes: “An Indian tribe from out of the area has now purchased Brigget Dolan's pub next door to their recently purchased Greenwood Pier property, and I have heard that they are making other ‘you won't refuse our offer once you hear the price’ offers to property owners behind the store and garage. Charlie Acker has bought a headdress and beats a tom tom on his porch praying to the great spirit of green that he'll be next.”

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ON JULY 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were summoned to the Hopland Subway, located at 13460 South Highway 101 in Hopland for a reported armed robbery. The clerk at Subway reported that an unidentified white male adult came into the store, waited for other patrons to leave, and then ordered a sandwich. After the sandwich was made and the subject was told the amount due, he produced a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the register. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money from the register and the suspect fled the scene southbound in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 30 years of age, dark complexion, with brown hair and an unkempt beard. The subject was further described as being approximately 6'3" tall and weighing over 200 pounds, and wearing a blue Polo style shirt and dark colored slacks. The vehicle was described as a black or dark colored mid-size sport utility vehicle, similar to a Hyundai Santa Fe. No license plate was provided. Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies checked the area with the assistance from the California Highway Patrol and Hopland Tribal Police and were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE-- On July 5, 2014 the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office issued a missing persons BOLO (Be on the Lookout) for a Justin Gregory, 32 years of age, last seen at his parents' home in McKinleyville, CA, on 7/4/14 around 4:00 AM. The BOLO indicated Gregory had recently lost his job and his apartment due to an addiction to methamphetamine. The BOLO gave a vehicle and a physical description of Gregorio, both of which matched the suspect's description in the armed robbery. The BOLO indicated Gregorio intended to drive to a relative's home in Southern California but he did not have enough money or gas to complete the trip. Deputies, using a photographic line up, were able to make a positive identification that Gregorio was indeed the armed robber. Deputies secured an arrest warrant charging Gregorio with robbery and then tracked him to a relative's home in Wildomar California. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office agreed to assist the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office with apprehension of Gregorio. He was contacted and arrested at the relative's home. At the time of the arrest Gregorio made statements linking himself to the robbery in Hopland, a realistic air pistol was located in his possession that is believed to be the weapon displayed in the robbery, and clothing similar to that worn by the suspect were all recovered. Gregorio was booked into the Riverside County Jail for the robbery warrant and is being held in lieu of $175,000 bail. Anyone with any additional information about this case is encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip Line (707) 234-2100.

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ON JULY 7, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to assist Covelo Tribal Police regarding an assault on a Tribal Police Officer. When Deputies arrived on scene they were informed the suspect, Rosalee Stewart, 59, of Covelo, had assaulted the Tribal Police Chief, and had been placed under citizen's arrest for the assault. During the Deputies investigation a commercial quantity of ICE Methamphetamine, which was packaged for sales, was located in the possession of Stewart. Indicia was also discovered which showed the possession of Methamphetamine was possessed for sales. Stewart was then arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, Transportation of a Controlled Substance for Sales and Battery, and transported to the County Jail where she was held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail.

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CATCH OF THE DAY, July 9, 2014

Contreras, Duran, Licera, Maldonado, Meshekey
Contreras, Duran, Licera, Maldonado, Meshekey

SALVADOR CONTRERAS, Ukiah. Felony domestic violence.

MARCOS DURAN, Potter Valley. Felony domestic violence.

JOSE LICERA, Willits. Marijuana growing/sale.

OSCAR MALDONADO, Ukiah. Probation revoked.

TODD MESHEKEY, Alameda. Felony possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear.

Mullins, Nelson, Quinliven, Riggs, Stewart, Waggoner
Mullins, Nelson, Quinliven, Riggs, Stewart, Waggoner

MIRANDA MULLINS, Willits. Felony false impersonation, failure to appear.


DENNIS QUINLIVEN, Ukiah. Marijuana growing/sale.

MICHAEL RIGGS, Fort Bragg. Felony failure to appear.

ROSALEE STEWART, Covelo. Felony possession and sale of methamphetamine, misdemeanor battery.

JACOB WAGGONER, Willits. Misdemeanor domestic battery, probation revoked.

Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan…
Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan, Ryan…

DANIEL RYAN, Ukiah. Public intoxication, minor vandalism, probation revoked. (Frequent Flyer)

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TO: Mr. Wayne Allen, CEO, Mendocino Coast District Hospital

Dear Mr. Allen,

At a public meeting in January, you distributed a handout titled, ‘Initial Planning Presentation’ making the following promises to Mendocino Coast Healthcare District voters:

• The hospital would conduct a ‘scientific voter survey’ of 365 likely voters to gather community input.

• The survey would be conducted by trained professionals who’d speak with participants for an average of fifteen minutes.

• The margin of error for that survey would be around five percent.

• The results would be made public.

In June, you conducted a completely different survey. In particular it:

• Was bulk mailed to approximately 15,000 district voters.

• Was emailed to folks outside the district.

• Was published online.

• Combined the results of 2,787 completed surveys from all of the above for results.

Then you published results with the following mistakes:

• 1,660 respondents in favor of a parcel tax equals 66% of those surveyed (check your math, Mr. Allen; 1,660 ÷ 2,787 = 59.6%).

• 94% of the respondents wanted MCDH to continue providing local health care (that wasn’t a survey question!).

• Stating that a 20% approval rating for your board of directors is somehow favorable (Nixon’s approval rating was five points higher than that when he left office).

• Omitting the survey analyst’s name from the results (thereby blaming all the mistakes on everyone at the hospital – which is profoundly unscientific).

So let’s get back to your original promise, Mr. Allen. Where’s our ‘scientific voter survey’?

Sincerely, Scott M. Peterson, Mendocino

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Saturday, July 12 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Last Two Days to Donate Items to the Gardens! We need your help to continue our tradition of being the "largest yard sale on the coast." We are seeking donations and can accept items in good condition through Friday, July 11 at 4:00pm. Need information? Phone the Botanical Gardens at 707-964-4352 ext. 17 and leave a message. We will return your call.

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by Clancy Sigal

“I just wish America would be America again because it’s not, and it’s not just pointed to the Hispanics,” an anti-imigrant sign-waver Ellen Meeks said at the Murrieta, California protest that, with police complicity, blocked Homeland Security buses from taking Central American kids and mothers to a nearby shelter.

Let’s believe Ellen Meeks that she is not a racist. Like many white people, not all of them resentful Tea Partiers, she may yearn for a lost America that vanished along with White Rock Calendar Girl and one dollar gas. Or, if she’s young enough, the “Reagan revolution” that spurred, or accompanied, the explosive growth of Sun Belt commuter burbs like Murrieta.

To older or white or angry and disappointed Americans, who may feel themselves just barely hanging on to a job, a family, a mortgaged home and their “existential” sense of Americanness, all those Central American kids and mothers probably do feel like an enemy alien invasion.

And, as we’ve seen elsewhere, racially-flavored protests, ultimately aimed at a black president, are a breeding ground for a parallel invasion of human incendiaries like the vigilantes and their groupies who turn up itching for a fight. These feeders-off-other-people’s rage are Tim McVeigh’s spiritual brothers.

We saw it long ago with the Mormons at Nauvoo, Illinois; the 19th century “Yellow Peril” anti-Chinese hysteria; and nativist Americans’ opposition to my parents’ generation of the Great Slav Invasion from eastern Europe. It doesn’t take much to light a match. In recent years Paris saw it among the uprising North African, Arab and second generaton black French in the banlieues; the English in Tottenham and Wolverhampton; and now us in southern California where we’re taking in the thousands of refugees from the the Rio Grande valley.

What a pity that our president has so far not seen fit to visit the border towns that are taking the biggest hit. This week he’s taking time off to attend Texas fundraisers but refuses to see the border for himself. “The President has a very good sense of what’s happening on the border,” his White House spinmeister spins. “He’s getting regular updates from his officials who have traveled to that region.” (Shades of George W. Bush at Katrina!)

I don’t envy the hard-pressed Border Patrol cops facing this flood of human beings especially given our ill-defined and fungible alien laws. They are the undermanned front line who must deal with the vulnerable survivors of The Beast, el tren de muerte, the 1400-mile ride atop criminally-infested freight trains, from Nicaragua to the Mexican border, where rape, robbery, murder and fatal accidents are routine.

It’s easy to have a bleeding heart at a distance at no cost to yourself. Hence more than full marks, a real salute, to so many locals, white and brown, of Texas, Arizona and California who in the face of nasty protests have the heart to come out in support of the “enemy in their midst”, as Mrs Thatcher called people she didn’t like.

The English experience may not apply here. But I was around when the bigoted Latin scholar Enoch Powell made his inflammatory “rivers of blood” speech practically inviting violence against newly arrived Sikhs and Pakistanis in his district. Immigration almost always boils down to race. That doesn’t mean that the people who take the brunt of newcomers don’t have real issues.

Change, any change, especially if it has a different skin color, can be threatening to the middleaged and old or economically hard-pressed who become disoriented at the speed their neighborhoods are “taken over” by foreigners with exotic food, sex and toilet habits.

I used to wander around the Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane markets in London’s east end, originally “invaded” by refugee Huguenots followed by a massive Jewish importation, and when the long-time Jews moved on Bengalis came in which white householders and small shopkeepers found hard to take. “I don’t mind them so much it’s the curry smells!”

Wrongly, the old-timers’ resentment often was labeled as racism by the media-and-multicultural “chattering classes” who live in more stylish postal codes far from the battlefront. It didn’t help that the Nazi-like National Front exploited the residents’ discontent, passing out inflammatory leaflets and validating their darkest white fears.

Nobody has an immediate solution to the immigrant flood pouring in from murderously misgoverned Central America. Republicans torch the issue, even the good Democrats hem and haw. The refugee children and women who risked death on the Beast must be housed, fed, doctored, decently treated, sent on to Stateside families, kept in ICE limbo or deported.

In the 1920s the solution was to dispatch old “Gimlet Eye”, Marine general Smedley Butler, into the offending countries to impose martial law, kick out the corrupt governors and with machinegun fire if necessary clean out the MS-13 type gangs and dope cartels who are terrorizing their own citizens. All, as he boasted in his most famous speech, to make the place safe for Wall Street and United Fruit. Makes you nostalgic for the good old days of gunboat diplomacy.

Full Disclosure: My dad was an illegal non-citizen, and members of my mother’s family – so the legend says – jumped ship in New York harbor to evade Immigration at Ellis Island. I entered Britain as an undocumented alien and spent two years looking over my shoulder until Scotland Yard found me.

(Clancy Sigal is a screenwriter and novelist. His latest book is Hemingway Lives.)

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Rank, Name, Net Worth, #Family Members, Source of Wealth, Headquarters

1 Walton family, $152 B, Six, Wal-Mart, Bentonville, AR

2 Koch family, $89 B, Four, Diversified , Wichita, KS

3 Mars family, $60 B, Three, Candy, McLean, VA

4 Cargill-MacMillan family, $43 B, Nine, CargillInc. Minneapolis, MN

5 (Edward) Johnson family, $39 B, Four, Money management, Boston, MA

6 Hearst family, $35 B, 64, Hearst Corp, New York, NY

7 Cox family, $32 B, Three, Media, Atlanta, GA

8 Pritzker family, $29 B, 13, Hotels and Investments, Chicago, IL

9 S.C. Johnson family, $25.5 B, 11, Cleaning products, Racine,WI

10 Duncan family, $25.4 B, four, Energy, Houston, TX

11 Newhouse family, $17 B, Two, Magazines, Newspapers, New York, NY

12 Lauder family, $15.5 B, Six, Estee Lauder, New York, NY

13 Du Pont family, $15 B , 3,500 (EST.), DuPont, Wilmington, DE

13 Hunt family, $15 B, 34, Oil, Dallas, TX

15 Ziff family, $14.3 B, Three, Publishing, New York, NY

16 Charles & Rupert Johnson family, $14 B, Five, Mutual funds, SanMateo, CA

17 Busch family, $13 B, 30 (EST.), Anheuser-Busch, St.Louis, MO

18 Dorrance family, $12.8 B, 11 (EST.), CampbellSoupCo.Camden, NJ

19 Mellon family, $12 B, 200 (EST.), Banking, Pittsburgh, PA

20 Brown family, $11.6 B, 25 (EST.). Liquor, Louisville, KY

21 Carlson family, $10.3 B, Two, Hotels, Restaurants, Travel, Minnetonka, MN

22 Fisher family, $10.2 B, Four (EST.) , The Gap, San Francisco, CA

23 Butt family, $10.1 B, Five, Supermarkets, San Antonio,TX

24 Rockefeller family, $10 B, 200 (EST.), Oil, New York, NY

25 Gallo family, $9.7 B, 14 (EST.), Liquor, Modesto, CA

26 Marshall family, $9.3 B, Three, Diversified, Dallas, TX

27 Bass family, $9.1 B, Four, - Fort Worth, TX

28 Meijer family, $8.9 B, Four, Supermarkets, Grand Rapids, MI

29 Bechtel family, $8 B, Four, EST.), Construction, Engineering San Francisco, CA

29 Reyes family, $8 B, Three, Food & Beer Distrubution, Chicago,IL

29 Simplot family, $8 B, Three(EST.), Agribusiness, Boise, ID

32 Rales family, $7.9 B, Two, - Potomac, MD

33 Rollins family, $7.8 B, Eleven, Orkin, Atlanta, GA

34 E. W. Scripps family, $7.5 B, 50 (EST.), Newspapers, Cincinnati, OH

35 Crown family, $7.3 B, Three (EST.), Investments, Wilmette,IL

36 Stryker family, $7.2 B, Three, Inheritance, Kalamazoo, MI

37 Smith family, $7 B, 60 (EST.), Tools, Chicago, IL

38 Pigott family, $6.9 B, 30, Paccar Inc, Bellevue, WA

39 Shoen family, $6.8 B, 13 (EST.), U-Haul, Phoenix, AZ

39 Simon family, $6.8 B, Five, Shopping Malls, Indianapolis, IN

41 LeFrak family, $6.5 B, Four (EST.), LeFrak Group, New York, NY

42 Hughes family, $6.1 B, Three, Public Storage Inc. Glendale, CA

42 Phipps family, $6.1 B, Three (EST. CarnegieSteel, BessemerTrust, NewYork, NY

44 Kluge family, $6 B, Five (EST.), TVstations, Investments, NewYork, NY

44 Tisch family, $6 B, Five - New York, NY

46 Johnson family, $5.9 B, 60 (EST.), Johnson&Johnson, NewBrunswick, NJ

47 Marriott family, $5.7 B, Seven (EST.), Hotels, Bethesda, MD

48 Kohler family, $5.6 B, Two, Plumbing products, Sinks, Kohler, WI

48 Perot family, $5.6 B, Two - Dallas, TX

50 Barbey family, $5.4 B, 12 (EST.), Textiles, Apparel, Greensboro,NC

51 Gore family, $5.3 B, 24 (EST.), Gore-Tex, Newark, DE

52 Jenkins family, $5.2 B, 25, Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, FL

52 Simmons family, $5.2 B, Three, Inherited, Dallas, TX

54 France family, $5 B - Auto racing Daytona Beach, FL

54 Getty family, $5 B, 28, Getty Oil -

54 Moran family, $5 B, 10 (EST), Toyota distribution Deer Field Beach, FL

57 Van Andel family, $4.7 B, Four (EST.), Amway, Ada, MI

58 Durst family, $4.4 B, 33, Real estate, New York, NY

58 Glazer family, $4.4 B, 21, Sports teams, Realestate, PalmBeach, FL

58 McCaw family, $4.4 B, Five, Telecom, Hunts Point, WA

58 Rudin family, $4.4 B , 30 (EST.), Real estate, New York,NY

62 Chao family, $4.3 B, Three, Chemicals, Houston, TX

62 Haslam family, $4.3 B, Four, Truckstops, Cleveland Browns, Knoxville, TN

64 Alfond family, $4.2 B, Ten (EST.), Dexter Shoe, Portland, ME

64 Wirtz family, $4.2 B, Eleven, Alcohol distribution, Chicago, IL

66 Chandler family, $4 B, 200 (EST.), Newspapers, LosAngeles, CA

66 Stephens family, $4 B, Five (EST.), Dataservices, Birmingham, AL

68 Ingram family, $3.8 B, Five, Book distribution, Transportation, Nashville, TN

69 Nordstrom family, $3.7 B, 11, Department stores, Seattle, WA

70 Pohlad family, $3.6 B, 20 (EST.), Realestate, Banking, Sports, Minneapolis, MN

71 Gund family, $3.5 B, 15 (EST.), Inheritance (Sanka, Banking, Cleveland, OH

71 Schneider family, $3.5 B, 20 (EST.), Trucking, GreenBay, WI

73 Davidson family, $3.4 B, 10 - Auburn Hills, MI

73 Ricketts family, $3.4 B, Six, Ameritrade, Omaha, NE

75 Friedkin family, $3.3 B, Two, Toyota distribution, Houston,TX

76 Steinbrenner family, $3.1 B, Five, New York Yankees, NewYork, NY

77 Haas family, $3 B, Nine, Chemicals, Philadelphia, PA

77 Milstein family, $3 B, Six (EST.), Realestate, NewYork, NY

77 Stephens (Warren, Witt & Elizabeth) family, $3B, Three, Investing, LittleRock, AR

77 Wegman family, $3 B, Two (EST.), Supermarkets, Rochester, NY

81 Booth family, $2.9 B, 30 (EST.), BerkshireHathaway, LosAngeles, CA

81 Coors family, $2.9 B, 70 (EST.), Beer, Golden, CO

81 Ueltschi family, $2.9 B, 20 (EST.), Pilot training, Flushing, NY

84 Bancroft family, $2.8 B, 30 (EST.), DowJones&Co. NewYork, NY

84 Tyson family, $2.8 B, 10 (EST.), Tyson Foods, Springdale,AR

84 Wanek family, $2.8 B, Two, Furniture, Arcadia, WI

87 Gottwald family $2.7 B, Seven (EST.), EthylCorp, Richmond, VA

87 Holding family, $2.7 B, Four, Oil, Resorts, Salt Lake City, UT

89 Bresky family, $2.6 B, Three (EST.) - Chestnut Hill, MA

89 Fertitta family, $2.6 B, Two, Sports and Gambling, LasVegas, NV

89 Hall family, $2.6 B, Three, Hallmark, Kansas City, MO

89 Hewlett family, $2.6 B, 17, Hewlett-Packard, PaloAlto, CA

89 Magness family, $2.6 B, Four, Investments, Denver, CO

94 John Anderson family, $2B, Five EST. Beer distribution, Realestate, LosAngeles, CA

94 Hess family, $2.5 B, 19, Hess Corporation, New York, NY

94 Whittier family, $2.5 B, 50 (EST.) Oil, BeverlyHills, CA

97 De Young family, $2.4, 24 (EST). Newspaper, TVstations, SanFrancisco, CA

97 Karfunkel family, $2.4 B, Five (EST) Insurance, Realestate, NewYork, NY

97 Yates family, $2.4 B, 16, Oil, Artesia, NM

100 Collier family, $2.3 B, 30 (EST.) Real estate, Naples, FL

100 Gochman family, $2.3 B, Three (EST.) Sporting goods retailer, Katy,TX

100 Jackson family, $2.3 B, Seven (EST.) Winemaking, Vineyards, Sonoma, CA

100 Mitchell family, $2.3 B, 11 (EST.) Oil, The Woodlands,TX

104 Demoulas family, $2.2 B, Nine, Supermarkets, Tewksbury, MA

104 Gates family, $2.2 B, Three, Investments, Denver, CO

104 Walsh family, $2.2 B, Two, Construction, Chicago, IL

104 Wasserstein family, $2.2 B, Nine, Investment, New York, NY

108 Asplundh family, $2.1 B, 130 (EST). Tree trimming, Willow Grove, PA

108 Blaustein family, $2.1 B, 30 (EST.) Amocooil, Baltimore, MD

108 Boyle family, $2.1 B, Three, Columbia Sportswear, Portland, OR

108 Epprecht family, $2.1 B, 15 (EST.) Cheese, Hiram, OH

108 Haseotes family, $2.1 B Eight (EST) Convenience stores, Framingham, MA

108 Mcgraw family, $2.1 B, 11 (EST.) McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

108 Sperling family, $2.1 B, Two, Online university, Phoenix, AZ

115 Annenberg family, $2 B, 15, Publishing, Los Angeles, CA

115 Batten family, $2 B, Three, Media, Hampton Roads, VA

115 Ford family, $2 B, 40 (EST.) - Dearborn, MI

115 Perdue family, $2 B, Four EST.) Chicken, Salisbury, MD

115 Resnick family, $2 B, Three (EST.) Real estate, New York, NY

115 Rogers family, $2 B, Two (EST.), Mary Kay cosmetics, Addison, TX

121 Elghanayan family, $1.9 B, Eight (EST.), Real estate, New York, NY

121 Levine family, $1.9 B, 10, Family Dollar, Charlotte, NC

121 Walter family, $1.9 B, Two (EST.) Energy, Houston, TX

124 Bean family, $1.8 B, 25 (EST.) L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME

124 Bucksbaum family, $1.8 B, 12 (EST.) Real estateChicago,IL

124 Fasken family, $1.8 B, Four, Oil, Midland, TX

124 Fisher family, $1.8 B, 17 (EST.) - -

124 Slawson family, $1.8 B, Three, Oil & Gas, Wichita, KS

124 Ward family, $1.8 B, Two (EST.) Chocolate, KansasCity, MO

130 Mark Davis family, $1.7 B, Seven (EST.) Dairy, Le Sueur, MN

130 Krehbiel family, $1.7 B, Three, Electronics, LakeForest, IL

130 Lindner family, $1.7 B, Seven (EST.) Investments, Insurance, Cincinnati, OH

130 Maines family, $1.7 B, Two, Food distribution, Conklin, NY

130 Schottenstein family, $1.7 B, 200 (EST.) Retail, Columbus, OH

130 Weyerhaeuser family, $1.7 B, 250 (EST.) Timber, FederalWay, WA

136 Donnelley family, $1.6 B, 10 (EST) R.R.Donnelley&Sons, Chicago, IL

136 Haas family, $1.6 B, 255 (EST.) LeviStrauss&Co. SanFrancisco, CA

136 Nussdorf family, $1.6B, Five (EST) Beauty products distribution, Ronkonkoma, NY

136 Pitcairn family, $1.6 B, 200, Specialty chemicals, BrynAthyn, PA

136 Sorenson family, $1.6 B, Eight, Medical equipment, WestJordan, UT

136 Tracy family, $1.6 B, 75 (EST.) Food distribution, Mt.Sterling, IL

142 Dobson family, $1.5 B, Three, Whataburger, San Antonio, TX

142 Farmer family, $1.5 B, 15, Cintas, Cincinnati, OH

142 Merage brothers, $1.5 B, Two - Englewood, CO

142 Pulitzer family, $1.5 B, 50 (EST.) Publishing, St.Louis, MO

142 Reed family, $1.5 B, Four (EST.) Lumber, paper, Seattle, WA

147 Belk family, $1.4 B, Eight (EST.) Department stores, Charlotte, NC

147 Dayton family, $1.4 B, 92, Target stores, Minneapolis, MN

147 Estes family, $1.4 B, Seven (EST.) Trucking, Richmond, VA

147 Gilbane family, $1.4 B, 15, Construction, Providence, RI

147 Mckee family, $1.4 B, Five, Food, Collegedale, TN

147 Mead family, $1.4 B, 35, Paper, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

147 Searle family, $1.4 B, Four (EST.) Inheritance, Chicago, IL

147 Westerman family, $1.4 B, Oil, Addison, TX

147 Yoh family, $1.4 B, Three, Construction, Philadelphia, PA

156 Adams family, $1.3 B, Five (EST.) Tennessee Titans, Nashville,TN

156 Bolch family, $1.3 B, Seven, Convenience stores, Atlanta, GA

156 Briscoe family, $1.3 B, Eight (EST.) Ranch land, Uvalde, TX

156 Cohen family, $1.3 B, Five (EST.) Grocery distributor, Keene, NH

156 Colburn family, $1.3 B, Four (EST.) Electric equipment distributor Irving,TX

156 Lewis family, $1.3 B, Five (EST.) Insurance, Mayfield Village, OH

156 Rosen family, $1.3 B, Five (EST.) Meat processing, Fairmont, MN

156 Toll family, $1.3 B, Two, Homebuilding, Horsham, PA

164 Dedman family, $1.2 B, Three, Country clubs, Dallas, TX

164 Hixon family, $1.2 B, 100 (EST.) Electronics, Pasadena, CA

164 Shorenstein family, $1.2 B, Three, Real estate, San Francisco, CA

164 Stayer family, $1.2 B, Nine, Sausage production, Sheboygan Falls, WI

164 Stewart family, $1.2 B Three - Scottsdale, AZ

164 Wood family, $1.2 B, 196, Wawa convenience stores, Media, PA

170 Cabela family, $1.1 B, 11, Cabela's, Sidney, NE

170 Carhartt family, $1.1 B - Work clothing, Dearborn, MI

170 Graham family, $1.1 B, Five (EST.) Washington Post Co, Washington, DC

170 Hascoe family,, $1.1 B, 13 (EST.) Technology companies Greenwich, CT

170 Herschend family, $1.1 B, 34 (EST.) Themeparks. AtlantaMetro, GA

170 Lykes family, $1.1 B, 250 (EST.) Land, citrus groves, Tampa, FL

170 Mills family, $1.1 B, 25 (EST.) Hospital equipment, Mundelein, IL

170 Miner family, $1.1 B, Four, Oracle Corp, Napa, CA

170 Unanue family, $1.1 B, 12, Goya, Secaucus, NJ

179 Brookshire family, $1 B, 20 (EST.) - Tyler, TX

179 Cadieux family, $1 B, Four (EST.) Convenience stores, Tulsa, OK

179 Comer family, $1 B, Two (EST.) Lands' End, Waukesha, WI

179 Foster family, $1 B, Five (EST.) Foster Farms Livingston, CA

179 Kennedy family, $1 B, 30 - New York, NY

179 Stuart family, $1 B, 50 (EST.) Dairy products Seattle, WA

179 Wake family, $1 B , 10 (EST.) Distribution Naperville, IL


  1. Harvey Reading July 10, 2014

    It pays to be born to wealth.

  2. Jim Armstrong July 10, 2014

    Hard to believe that Bill, Melinda and kids are tied at only 104th place with $2.2B.
    Not withstanding various donations, it was not too long ago they were over $100B.
    Did I miss something?

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