Big news from the Smash Bros. DOJO!! this morning: Super Smash Bros. Brawl will include a full-featured level editor, allowing you to build your own Smash Bros. stage from scratch. Brawl now officially has too many features; no other game will be able to compete. You can select from a host of pre-built components and enlarge, shrink, and rotate them as needed to build your own perfect custom stage. You can even use any of the background music you’ve unlocked to lend your masterpiece the perfect atmosphere for frantically bashing Nintendo mascots.
Best of all, you’ll be able to use the Wii’s Wi-Fi capabilities to share your custom levels with your friends, so long as they’re registered as both a Wii Friend and a Smash Friend, that is. You can even submit your stages to Nintendo who will select a level daily and make it available for everyone to download.
That sound you hear? That’s the collective social life of an entire gaming generation suddenly dying.
SWASHBUCKLING FORMER BOEING TEST PILOT ‘TEX’ JOHNSTON DIES
The Columbian (Vancouver, WA) October 30, 1998 | AP AP The Columbian 10-30-1998 MOUNT VERNON (AP) The future of the Boeing Co. was riding on the Dash 80, the prototype of a four-engine commercial jet that would become known as the 707.
Watching below were the company’s top executives, the International Air Transport Association’s annual convention and 250,000 fans attending the Gold Cup hydroplane race on Lake Washington.
From 20,000 feet, the plane descended to 500 feet over the water. Lifting the nose above the horizon, the pilot performed a stately 360-degree barrel roll while gaining about 1,200 feet not once, but twice.
The pilot, Alvin “Tex” Johnston, a pioneering aviation daredevil who played an instrumental role in the advent of the jet age, died Thursday at 84.
His son, Gary Johnston of Edmonds, said he died in an assisted-living home of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
“Tex” Johnston, a native of Admire, Kan., took his first airplane ride at age 11 in a World War I Jenny that had landed in a cow pasture near his home outside Emporia, Kan.
In World War II he was a civilian pilot trainer, then a Army Air Corps Ferry Command pilot and, starting in 1944, a test pilot at Bell Aircraft’s Muroc Flight Test Base, now Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
He was the first to fly the RP63, an armor-plated fighter; primary test pilot for the TP-39, a dual-control piston trainer, and the first to fly the first U.S. swept-wing plane, the L-39, and the first U.S. jet, the XP-59A.
Johnston then took over testing of the rocket-powered X-1 and was the first to fly it on all four rockets before Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the cigar-shaped aircraft.
Switching to Boeing in 1949, he became project pilot for the B-47, the first swept-wing bomber, and later the B-52, the backbone of the Strategic Air Command throughout the Cold War.
On Aug. 7, 1955, about a year into his six-year tenure as Boeing’s chief test pilot, he gave much more of a demonstration flight in the Dash 80 over Lake Washington than anyone was expecting.
Only his copilot knew he was going to do a barrel roll. Boeing Chairman William Allen went white. According to one account, he turned to a friend and asked for 10 heart pills.
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Schools in Kelso might switch to a new different schedule next year that would give students and staff shorter summer vacations and more time off during the year.
Each school will decide independently whether to adopt the mid-August through end-of-June calendar, The Longview Daily News says.
The idea is to “more closely match the continuous learning pattern of children, reduce summer learning loss and reduce student and staff fatigue,” the district said in a letter to parents.
Traditional school calendars typically have 11 or 12 weeks of summer vacation. The Kelso plan would mean about eight weeks off in the summer.
For any Kelso school to adopt it, 80 percent of staff and parents must vote yes during a weeklong balloting in November. Even so, the various school unions and the school board must concur.
In Clark County, the Washougal district made a move along the same lines several years ago, but it doesn’t go quite as far as the Kelso plan. This school year, classes in Washougal started Aug. 27 and will end June 29.
Land-o-cotton Carl Mansfield, who grew up in cotton country and now lives in Finley, has a few plants of the fluffy white fiber, which isn’t exactly a mainstay of Washington agriculture.
“Nobody ever thinks about growing cotton up in the Northwest, except some old Missouri boy that don’t know better,” Mansfield told The Tri-City Herald.
The reason: The weather doesn’t stay hot enough long enough every year to make it profitable. Cotton needs about a 250-day growing season and the area generally gets about 200 frost-free days.
Nevertheless, a few residents in the Kennewick area, such as Mansfield and Nick Speed, are raising a little cotton in their yards.
This year has been better than most for cotton in the Tri-Cities area, Speed said. He has seven or eight stalks growing in his yard as a reminder of his Arkansas boyhood.
Briefly Washington Light-rail money: Included in the recent federal budget was $1 million for design work on a light-rail system to run from downtown Spokane about 15 miles east to Liberty Lake, near the Idaho border.
Nevertheless, the $300 million project is unfunded and not a certainty. The proposed route would be along an old railroad right of way, parallel to and mostly south of Interstate 90.
First-rate debaters: The Gonzaga University debate team was ranked No. 1 in the nation this month by the Cross Examination Debate Association, The Spokane Spokesman-Review said. The Bulldog debate team travels around the country for tournaments and members practice 20 hours a week or more.
PUD power: The Klickitat County PUD has begun construction of a $12.9 million power-generation plant that will be fueled by gas emitted from decomposition of garbage at the regional landfill in Roosevelt. It’ll produce the equivalent of one-fourth of the Klickitat utility’s load. By comparison, Clark PUD’s power plant on Lower River Road in Vancouver is 30 times larger, at 248 megawatts.
Fire threat reduced: The U.S. Forest Service has begun thinning dense stands of trees and underbrush in a couple of areas near Leavenworth, and residents fearful of forest fires are relieved.
“You can see from the 1994 fires that when you get the dense stands and the right conditions, a fire can move very fast,” one official was quoted in The Leavenworth Echo. The project is a sign of the times: More and more people are moving to areas adjacent to the Wenatchee National Forest in the inexorable drive by some people to get away from it all.
Water moratorium easing: The Cle Elum city government is about to partially lift a moratorium on new residential water hookups, The Ellensburg Daily Record reports.
The city imposed the moratorium because it had reached the limit of its use under its water right, The Record said. The partial lifting of the moratorium will clear the way for the equivalent of 150 residential hookups.
Some people have been waiting as long as six years for water service.
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Vancouver Auditions set for college production Clark College Theatre will have auditions this weekend for its winter production of N. Richard Nash’s “110 in the Shade,” the musical version of Nash’s “The Rainmaker.” Men, women and children are needed for the show, to be presented Feb. 26 through March 13. All character slots are open except for Lizzie, who has been cast. Anyone auditioning for a principal role must present at least a two-minute song and a one-minute monologue for a total of no more than five minutes.
For more information or to reserve an appointment between 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday or Sunday, call Dan Anderson at 992-2346.
Clark County Swimming pool open to all for classes, fun The Clark County YMCA is offering swimming lessons and open swimming from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the state School for the Blind, 2214 E. 13th St. Admission is $2 per person or $6 per family. YMCA members swim free.
Swim lessons for the fall sessions continue through Dec. 19; applications are being accepted for winter session which begins Jan. 22.
Call 695-3414 for schedule of classes and open swim times.
Clark County Arc to hold annual meeting Nov. 21 The Arc of Clark County, an advocacy and support agency for people with developmental disabilities, will hold its annual business meeting and dinner Saturday, Nov. 21, at Vancouver Elks Lodge 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd.
The business meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. The dinner, including an awards ceremony, begins at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each. Reservation deadline is Nov. 13. Call 254-1562.
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FEDERAL WAY (AP) A man was struck by one car and then was hit by as many as eight more vehicles before being found dead on Washington 99, Pacific Highway South, police said.
A woman who was believed to be the driver of the first car that hit the man was arrested more than an hour and a half later Thursday night.
Names of the dead man and the woman in custody were being withheld early today.
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BORING, Ore. Mackley, the guide dog stolen from Clackamas Town Center Wednesday afternoon, was returned safely this morning to Guide Dogs for the Blind.
“He’s safe, he looks great, and he’s had a great reunion with his raiser and his trainers,” said Ronald Carr, spokesman for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit agency that trains and provides guide dogs at no charge to blind people.
Mackley, an 18-month-old German shepherd, was stolen from a van during training exercises at Clackamas Town Center. Officials quickly spread word of the dog’s disappearance, seeking its return on a no-questions-asked basis.
Carr said the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call saying, “The dog you want is tied to a fence” at a location not being disclosed by authorities.
The dog was picked up and returned this morning.
Mackley was expected to resume training today, with a trip to Clackamas Town Center planned.
“All the shopkeepers want to see him because they were so worried when he disappeared,” Carr said. “Everyone has been really fabulous about this.” The Columbian $20:October 30, 1998, Friday $30:Clark County/region; Pg. b3 $60:PHILIP MORRIS INVESTS IN STATE ELECTION $90:AP $120:
SEATTLE (AP) Tobacco giant Philip Morris Inc., a political powerhouse in other states and one of the defendants in Washington’s lawsuit against the industry, apparently is investing more in the Evergreen State. see here barrel roll google
Through its California-based lobbyist, Philip Morris passed out more than $70,000 to candidates and party groups in August and September alone. The company spent about $100,000 in Washington state in all of 1996.
Like many of the biggest corporate givers to Washington races, Philip Morris used lobbyists to pass along checks because they have fewer disclosure requirements before the election than political action committees, or PACs, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported today.
More than 50 candidates from both parties received checks from Philip Morris, though more Republicans benefited. House Speaker Clyde Ballard, R-East Wenatchee, got $1,150; House Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Huff, R-Gig Harbor, got $600; and Senate Majority Leader Dan McDonald, R-Bellevue, got $400.
“We support people with the same mind-set,” said Richmond Temple, manager of external communications with Philip Morris Management Corp. in New York. “We do so hoping to get fair government.” At least three lawmakers apparently gave the money back, including state Rep. Ida Ballasiotes, R-Mercer Island.
“I decided not to accept any money from tobacco,” Ballasiotes said.
Philip Morris is one of several tobacco companies being sued by Washington, which alleges consumer protection and antitrust violations and seeks up to $2.2 billion to cover smoking-related Medicaid costs.
State lawmakers probably would be involved in deciding how to spend any financial award, said Brian Smith, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office.
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ELLENSBURG(AP) A noxious weed called dyer’s woad has been eradicated here, only the second time that has happened in Washington in the past 10 years.
The Kittitas County Noxious Weed Control Board is being credited by the state with keeping the plant from spreading and getting rid of it locally.
Dyer’s woad, a member of the mustard family originally from Russia, was discovered in Kittitas County 12 years ago, growing along railroad tracks between Easton and Cle Elum.
The seeds secrete a toxin that inhibits the growth of other plants. Livestock don’t like the fast-spreading dyer’s woad, and it reduces the protein content of hay.
Once the plant was discovered, the site was treated with an herbicide. No new plants have been found in six years.
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Wayne A. Harris Vancouver A lifetime resident of Vancouver, Wayne Allen Harris, 46, died in Phoenix on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, of atherosclerotic vascular disease while he was on vacation. He was a bar manager and a private accountant.
Survivors include his mother, Doris M. Harris of Vancouver; and a brother, Arthur DeMontigny of Clackamas.
Mr. Harris was born March 29, 1952, in Vancouver. He liked fantasy football, golf, softball, baseball and fishing.
A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 11807 N.E. 99th St., Suite 1160, Vancouver, WA 98682.
Nancy K. Wolf Pacifica, Calif.
A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Camas Cemetery for Nancy K. Wolf, 63, who died Oct. 19 in Eugene, Ore. The obituary in Sunday’s paper omitted the date of the service.
Irma S. Petchell Vancouver A retired housekeeper for Hilton Hotels, Irma S. Petchell, 95, died in Vancouver Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998. In 1996, she was honored as a Volunteer of the Year at Van Mall retirement community, where she regularly gave concerts and played the piano for church services.
Her husband, Clarence, died in 1961; and daughters, Carolyn Haines and Joy Sablan, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Fettig of Vancouver and Linda Westin of Henderson, Nev.; one son, Robert of Tigard; one brother, Frank Strayer of Mattawan, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Petchell, who once thought she would be a concert pianist, played with the Vancouver Pops Orchestra for 16 years. She also performed with the Marshallaires and once had her own group, The Keynotes. Mrs. Petchell performed with the Muzikals at the World’s Fair in Spokane.
She was born May 29, 1903, in Onaway, Mich., and attended Ypsantli College in Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Petchell was a member of First United Methodist Church.
A service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, followed by burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Luepke Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663.
Doris E. Green Vancouver Doris E. Green, a registered nurse who lived in Clark County for 58 years, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, in Vancouver. She was 73.
Mrs. Green was born March 6, 1925, in Wessington, S.D.
Mrs. Green was a member of several area Baptist churches and was involved in starting several. She was also a member of Salmon Creek American Legion and the Kaiser retiree’s club. Mrs. Green enjoyed photography and gardening.
Her husband, Roger, died in 1992.
Survivors include one daughter, Patty Attaway of Vancouver; two sons, Lawrence M. of Ridgefield and Johnathon R. of Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers, Warren Spicer of Wessington, Lyle Spicer of Rapid City, S.D., and Ronald Spicer of Amelia, Neb.; and two grandchildren.
The casket will be open from 5 to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel.
A memorial service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cascade Park Baptist Church, with private inurnment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Northwest Community Baptist Church, 9013 N.E. Highway 99, Suite 8, Vancouver, WA 98665.
Edith L. Miller Vancouver A Vancouver beauty operator, Edith Leona Miller, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 23, 1998, in Vancouver. She was 92.
Mrs. Miller was born June 24, 1906, in Hawleyville, Iowa.
Her husband, Emmett, died in 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Banks of Fort Calhoun, Neb., and Norma Hale of Vancouver; and four grandchildren.
Her body was cremated, and there will be no service. Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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A two-year old child died Thursday morning while trying to get out of her crib.
Nala J. Mayfield’s crib had been covered with a sheet of plywood, said Sgt. Mark Keeney of the Vancouver Police Department.
“Apparently, she got out a lot,” Keeney said.
Sometime Thursday morning, the baby was able to lift the edge of the plywood and try to crawl out of the crib. When the plywood slipped back down, the baby’s neck was caught against the crib railing, Keeney said.
She was found by her parents at about 8:20 a.m.
Dr. Dennis Wickham, Clark County Medical Examiner, ruled the cause of death as asphyxia as a result of the child hanging herself on the crib railing.
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SPOKANE Rep. George Nethercutt is running for a third term to represent Washington’s 5th Congressional District, yet everyone seems fixated on whether the Spokane Republican will seek a fourth. here barrel roll google
Nethercutt, a 54-year-old adoption lawyer who has served two terms since defeating then-U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, entered Congress in January 1995 pledging to serve only three terms.
But his commitment to that pledge has been questioned by his Democratic opponent and a national term limits organization after he implied in an interview last year that he might consider making Washington, D.C., his address after the year 2000.
“There are two guys here who want to make this a moot point,” Nethercutt joked during a Spokane Rotary Club debate Thursday with challengers Brad Lyons, a Democrat, and John Beal of the American Heritage Party.
“I know what I said in 1994,” said Nethercutt, whose campaign speeches are peppered with comments about work yet to be done. He said he has been asked to consider running for offices such as governor or U.S. Senate, “But I don’t know what I’ll do in 2000.” Nethercutt said he refuses to reaffirm his term limits pledge because “I don’t want to be bullied” by term limits groups from outside his district, such as U.S. Term Limits, a Washington, D.C., group.
Lyons, 45, a fourth-generation farmer who grows 800 acres of alfalfa on the family farm near Odessa, said he opposes mandatory term limits, but believes Nethercutt ought to live up to the promise he made in order to get elected in 1994.
“Will he stand behind his commitment?” Lyons asked in a recent interview. “The voters have a right to know before they vote for him.” The Columbian $20:October 30, 1998, Friday $30:Clark County/region; Pg. b4 $60:GIRL TARGETED BY VIOLENT PARODY $90:AP $120:
SALEM (AP) An 8-year-old girl targeted by a classmate’s violent “Barney” song parody has been switched to another classroom at her parents’ request.
Kelsey Hutchinson transferred to another third-grade classroom at Schirle Elementary School on Tuesday to avoid contact with the boy who taunted her, said her father, Joe Hutchinson.
“It got to the point where she came home crying and did not want to go to school,” he said.
Schirle Principal Susan Lee suspended Douglas Mansfield III Friday for repeatedly singing a parody of a TV theme song in a way that offended Kelsey.
Barney, a bubbly purple dinosaur on the PBS show “Barney & Friends,” ends the show singing “I love you, you love me. We’re a happy family.” Douglas substituted a playground version that goes: “I hate you, you hate me. Let’s kill Kelsey.” The two children sat near each other in class.
The story went national this weekend in media ranging from The Washington Post to Howard Stern’s talk-radio show. Hutchinson said he resents media coverage showing Douglas as the victim of an arbitrary school ruling.
Douglas and his parents maintain he stopped singing the offensive lyrics after being warned. But after talking to witnesses, Lee determined that he repeated the violent song despite the warning, and she followed through with a half-day suspension.
Elisha Mansfield, Douglas’ mother, is asking Superintendent Homer Kearns to erase the suspension and issue an apology to Douglas.
The Rutherford Institute, a conservative Virginia legal foundation that subsidized Paula Jones’ lawsuit against President Clinton, entered the fray Tuesday offering to help the Mansfields.
Hutchinson objected to family’s request.
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Court sentencings The Columbian’s policy is to publish all Clark County Superior Court felony sentencings, as provided by the Clark County Clerk’s Office. Addresses are provided by the courts and may have changed by the time of sentencing. Misdemeanor sentencings, provided by District Court, are published for the following crimes: DWI (driving while intoxicated), DWS (driving while suspended), driving while revoked, theft-3 (third-degree theft), and assault-4 (fourth-degree assault). If the defendant also is sentenced for other misdemeanors at the same time, those offenses are listed, too. Money figures represent fines.
Judges: Roger Bennett, James Ladley, Ed Poyfair, Robert Harris, Barbara Johnson, James Rulli, John Nichols, Fred Stoker, Randal Fritzler, Ken Eiesland, Darvin Zimmerman and John Wulle; District Court magistrate: Vernon Schreiber. Juvenile Court Commissioner Ronald Wilkinson.
DISTRICT Adams, Ronald S., 25, Portland, $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 28) Albertson, June Elise, 36, 3114 N.E. 57th Ave., 5 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 13) Alvarado, Roberto Jr., 19, 3300 N.E. 57th Ave., No. 10, 15 days, $500, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Atkins, Maureen Gail, 51, 2704 F St., $300, theft-3. (Fritzler, Oct. 1) Back, Michael Ray, 38, 3617 N.W. 131st St., 5 days, $300, assault-4. (Zimmerman, Oct. 15) Barnes, Courtney Eugene, 25, 11614 N.E. 49th St., No. F-10, 20 days, $1000, 2 counts DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 8) Belcher, Scott Dale, 28, Yakima, 5 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 7) Bettelyoun, Leonard T., 64, Portland, 1 day, $600, DWI. (Schreiber, Oct. 20) Coble, Toni Marie, 47, 6405 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., No. B-16, 5 days, $300, theft-3. (Wulle, Oct. 23) Cochran, Raymond D., 41, 13508 N.W. 13th Ave., 1 day, $685, DWI. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Crandall, Larry D., 39, 2814 N.E. 172nd Ave., 47 days, $2000, 2 counts DWI. (Fritzler, Oct. 15) Curiel, Lizzie Ellen, 29, Portland, $200, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 12) Dealy, Nicholas J., 18, 14505 N.E. 20th Ave., Apt. C-39, 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 23) Degagne, Richard Warren, 36, 4905 Wintler Drive, 90 days, $400, assault-4 and harassment. (Zimmerman, Oct. 14) Doherty, Edward Patrick, 40, 4201 E. Fourth Plain, No. C-20, 15 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 19) Dulaney, Alexander Dustin, 20, 9218 N.W. 27th Ave., 45 days, $200, assault-4. (Fritzler, June 15) Edlund, Carl Dean Jr., 26, 1950 Fort Vancouver Way, 7 days, $400, theft-3. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Endres, Janis A., 20, 8001 N.E. 127th Ave., 6 days, $950, 2 counts DWS/revoked and possession of marijuana. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Emmel, James Dean, 23, 5005 N.E. 46th St., 30 days, $500, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 12) Ethington, Gary V., 39, Portland, 2 days, $600, DWI and DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 6) Fleet, Tina, 30, 129 W. 23rd St., $200, assault-4. (Fritzler, Oct. 15) Ford, Erik L., 17, 2805 N.E. Burton Road, 5 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 13) Gotner, Richard, 39, 7323 N.E. 13th Ave., $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 28) Green, Ryan Anthony, 22, 6211 N.E. 140th Ave., 30 days, $500, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Grindle, Byron Lee, 44, 1800 Murton, No. 262, 100 days, $2100, DWI and 2 counts DWS/revoked. (Fritzler, Oct. 2) Gardner, Phillip, 64, 10405 N.E. 91st Ave., 1 day, $200, theft-3. (Fritzler, Sept. 30) Gholston, Perry Lloyd, 62, 1612 Bryant Road, 30 days, $500, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 15) Ha, Huong, 28, 4704 N.E. 130th Ave., 2 days, $400, DWI. (Schreiber, Oct. 20) Hargis, James W., 17, 3707 E. 18th St., No. 49, 10 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 15) Hasty, Glenn M., 28, 10269 Notch Log Drive, No. 102, 10 days, $500, assault-4. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Herman, Jennifer Lee, 29, 1912 Carlson Road, No. 6, 10 days, $500, theft-3. (Eiesland, Oct. 7) Holland, Tracy Lee, 29, 3514 E. Evergreen Blvd., 30 days, $1000, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Hooper, Alan R., 31, Portland, 5 days, $700, 2 counts DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Hopper, Clayton D., 30, Portland, $200, DWS/revoked. (Fritzler, Oct. 7) JeDeukae, LaTonya Jenae, 49, 8000 N.E. Highway 99, No. 114, 3 days, $300, theft-3. (Wulle, Oct. 23) Johnson, Renaldo Phillip, 45, 524 S.E. 157th Ave., 40 days, $500, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 15) Johnston, John Charles, 33, 6307 Pacific Way, No. 58, Woodland, 1 day, $350, assault-4 and felony bail jump. (Fritzler, Oct. 1) Jones, Nathan R., 24, 1612 Bryant St., No. R, $200, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 15) Karrer, Nick Allen, 19, 4814 N.E. 399th St., La Center, 10 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 23) Keller, Natalie Dawn, address unavailable, 8 days, $600, theft-3 and assault-4. (Wulle, Oct. 21.
Kimmel, Tammy Lynn, 31, 3820 E. 14th St., 6 days, $300, assault-4 and interference with reporting domestic violence. (Fritzler, Oct. 5) Kincheloe, James Douglas, 40, 9720 N.E. 28th St., $300, assault-4. (Eiesland, Oct. 9) Kirkland, Traci Monique, 22, 2231 N.E. Bridgecreek Ave., No. O-140, $300, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct 20) Kruse, Russell Glen, 38, 21017 N.E. 75th Circle, 5 days, $300, assault-4. (Schreiber, Oct. 20) Langland, Susan Joy, 36, address unavailable, 3 days, $300, assault-4 and malicious mischief. (Schreiber, Oct. 20) Laughlin, David, 33, 10314 S.E. St. Helens Ave., $300, DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct. 14) Laurence, Ivan Gene Jr., 28, 4215 N.E. 119th St., 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Farwell, David II, 22, Gresham, Ore., 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Lindsey, Leval, 22, 4501 N.E. 51st St., No. 12, 1 day, $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 22) Lopez-Prado, Omar, 19, 330 Fifth Ave., No. 3, Woodland, 2 days, $700, DWI and minor in possession. (Zimmerman, Oct. 16) McLeod, Jamie, 34, 11709 N.W. 25th Ave., 5 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct 7) Mahoney, Timothy, 42, no address available, 2 days, $700, DWI and DWS/revoked. (Fritzler, Sept. 28) Martonik, Martin W., 41, 2917 N.E. 84th St., 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Lockhart, Jason David, 18, 3610 N.E. 102nd St., $300, DWS/revoked. (Wulle Oct. 21) Mathis, David H., 39, Eagle Creek, Ore., $100, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 20) Mensinger, Jacob Al, 23, 2600 N.E. Minnehaha, No. P-184, $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 28) Meridieth, Dianne Lynn, 25, 11111 N.E. 48th Circle, Apt. H, 30 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Sept. 29) Mickelson, Milissa, 25, 3608 N.E 135th Ave., 10 days, $700, DWS/revoked and failure to stop. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Miller, Lynda Mae, 25, 3114 N.E. 57th Ave., Apt. 33, 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Millage, Marcus, 28, Portland, 5 days, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 23) Moore, Wattie Zachary, 32, Portland, 3 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 9) Mosher, Timothy Gail, 25, 1712 E. Fourth Plain, No. 41, $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 22) Nelson, Larry Jay, 49, 2904 N.E. 11th Circle, 2 days, $800, DWI. (Zimmerman, Oct. 28) Niss, Edwin Jr., 42, 2802 N.E. 86th Ave., No. 3, 10 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 22) Nguyen, Tan Trong, 22, 5410 N.E. 34th St., 5 days, $300, DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 7) Noel, Richard Douglas, 22, Chilliwack, B.C., $500, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 19) Olson, Mark Vernon, 43, 7817 N.E. 128th Ave., 5 days, assault-4. (Fritzler, Oct. 19) Osmondson, Sharon M., 57, Longview, 5 days, $350, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct 27) Pastukhov, Aleksanor G., 25, Portland, 10 days, $900, DWI and DWS/revoked. (Zimmerman, Oct 14) Patterson, Leeh T., 35, 3418 E. 18th St., No. E, 12 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 20) Pendergraft, June Marie, 36, 1902-B N.E. 122nd St., 20 days, $500, DWS. (Wulle, Oct. 20) Putty, Thomas Robert, 24, 3308 S St., No. C, 180 days, $500, assault-4. (Fritzler, Oct. 19) Ramirez, Daniel Gerard, 39, Woodburn, Ore., 60 days, $3000, DWI and DWS/revoked. (Eiesland, Oct. 19) Rice, Deborah, 33, 1007 N.W. Seventh Ave., Camas, 1 day, $300, theft-3. (Wulle, Oct. 20) Rios, Geannette, 30, 13815 S.E. Eastridge Drive, No. 4, 2 days, $800, DWI. (Wulle, Oct. 28) Robbins, Rosh O’Riley, 18, 309 N.W. Overlook Drive, 2 days, $500, theft-3. (Wulle, Oct. 21) Roberson, Kenneth, 48, Vancouver, 5 days, $400, DWS/revoked. (Wulle, Oct. 22) Rush, Keith, 23, 9800 N.E. 19th Ave., No. 3, 2 days, $925, DWI. (Schreiber, Oct. 21) Rybalkina, Oksana, 20, 6412 N.E. 108th Ave., $300, DWS/revoked. (Schreiber, Oct. 22) The Columbian $20:October 30, 1998, Friday $30:Clark County/region; Pg. b5 $60:SHELLFISH-GATHERING STILL BANNED ON NORTH OREGON BEACHES; BAY OK $90:AP $120:
PORTLAND (AP) Gathering of mussels and razor clams on the beaches of Clatsop, Tillamook and Lincoln counties remains banned because of high levels of domoic acid, which can cause severe illness and even death.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture said the last test showed levels 15 times higher than the alert level. Shellfish are tested for toxin levels weekly.
It said the clams and mussels from those beaches also should not be used for bait. Crab meat is not affected but the department advised against eating crab viscera.
The toxin, which is concentrated in the edible meat of the shellfish, cannot be destroyed by cooking or any other method.
The shellfish can be harvested in the bays of the northern counties.
The acid is produced by algae. Scientists say changing ocean temperatures, currents and nutrient upwelling may play a role but many questions about the acid are unanswered.
The Columbian $20:October 30, 1998, Friday $30:Clark County/region; Pg. b6 $60:CECIL ANDRUS: WE’VE FORGOTTEN THAT POLITICS IS ART OF COMPRIMISE $90:CHRISTOPHER SMITH, Salt Lake Tribune $120:
SALT LAKE CITY Cecil Andrus grew up in a northern Idaho timber town where no one blinked when they decided to name the high school team the “Maniacs” to honor one of the major local employers: the state mental hospital.
So through much of his life, as a logger, state legislator, governor and secretary of Interior, Andrus never has been shy about bucking convention. He was the lumberjack who told the Forest Service it was allowing loggers to cut too many trees just to appease politicians.
He was the Democratic governor who endorsed a Republican for the U.S. Senate. He was the darling of the environmentalist crowd for working to protect Columbia River salmon runs and a traitor to many of the same groups for opposing the reintroduction of grizzly bears into the northern Idaho wilderness.
The Andrus enigma is even embodied in the accolades printed on the back of his new book, Cecil Andrus, Politics Western Style. Who else could get a pair of ideological opposites like enviro-celebrity Robert Redford and ex-senator and sagebrush rebel Alan Simpson of Wyoming to sing his praises?
“People have forgotten that politics is the art of compromise,” Andrus said recently in Salt Lake City before visiting an eye specialist to help heal damage caused when a horse kicked him. “I’m a conservationist, but some of these greenies, their litmus test is one issue, black and white. They’ve really screwed up politics in the West.” We should try to sustain the West’s landscape and way of life, but not at the expense of those who live here, was his mantra through countless campaigns from the Snake River plains to the Sawtooth peaks. Clean air, water and wild places should be preserved, he said, but we should also keep the West’s small-town flavor, the ability to make a living off the land, from disappearing.
He was a plain talker, a trait seemingly lost from politics. Rather than preach to ranchers about “protecting riparian zones,” he would say, “Get the cows out of the creek.” He got the timber industry and environmentalists to agree on water-quality standards by threatening that if either side left the table, he would implement the other’s recommendations.
Now chairman of a public-policy think tank at Boise State University and a senior member of a Pacific Northwest public-relations-consulting firm, Andrus is dismayed that the old-style “hornswoggling” of Western politics has been pushed aside by rabid partisanship.
“When I first went to the (Idaho) Legislature as a 29-year-old state senator, things were done not by partisanship but through philosophical coalitions, people were crossing back and forth across the aisles,” he says. “We may have disagreed along philosophical lines, but we disagreed without bitterness, rancor or threats of revenge in the next election.” Andrus was one of the last regular-guy politicians in the West, a four-term governor whose 35-year political career began when he arrived late at the VFW Hall in his hometown of Orofino to discover that his beer-drinking logging buddies had decided to run him for the Legislature.
As governor, his home phone was listed in the Boise directory, he cooked breakfast for his kids each morning, he drove himself to work, stood in line at the DMV to get his driver license and took three days off in the heat of a gubernatorial campaign to go bag an elk.
Now, he looks around at the governor’s mansions of the West, with their helipads, staff chefs and limousines with state-trooper escorts, and sees a lot of “classic TV politicians appearing to lack any rough-edge convictions.” This would be posturing if it didn’t come from the guy who once played plutonium poker with Uncle Sam, bluffing that as governor he had the legal authority to block shipments of radioactive garbage from coming into the state. He won that hand.
But he is “embarrassed” for his home state when “intellectually challenged” Idaho Rep. Helen Chenoweth, another Orofino native, delivers such oratorical gems as “How can Idaho salmon be endangered if you can buy canned salmon at Albertson’s?” and “White men are the only real endangered species.” “What obtuseness, what stupidity,” says Andrus, who pulled a few salacious lines about her extramarital activities since acknowledged by Chenoweth from his book at the publisher’s request before it went to print. “She plays to the right-wing crazies.” Andrus, who retired as Idaho governor in 1994, also has little good to say about President Clinton, a fellow small-state governor and Democrat. He contends the Clinton administration has fueled the West’s anger and exodus from the Democratic Party by mismanaging Western issues, giving too much audience to extreme environmentalists who wanted to punish Westerners for building a regional economy based on the extraction of natural resources.
“Too many of the way-outers are calling the shots, people who don’t live west of the Mississippi that have too much influence with this administration,” Andrus says.
Andrus’ criticism of Clinton extends beyond Western land mismanagement. “I couldn’t shake off my doubts about Clinton and didn’t want to spend my breath denying them,” he writes of his decision not to campaign for Clinton in 1992. “He still reminded me of a high school student-body leader who desperately needed to be liked by everyone.” But some of the Idahoan’s political cohorts see a parallel between Andrus and Clinton.
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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) Panhandle human rights activists are fighting yet another round of racist propaganda in what may be the costliest distribution ever undertaken by the Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nations.
Aryan Nations spokesman Michael Teague said 2,400 videotapes of founder Richard Butler explaining his white supremacist beliefs were mailed to people on “a random mailing list we were given.” But human rights activist Marshal Mend of Coeur d’Alene said postal officials told him they spent two days processing 3,000 of the parcels that cost $1.24 each to mail.
And Kootenai County civic leaders said many of the same people who received white supremacist posters two months ago also received the tape that opens with Kate Smith signing “God Bless America” followed by Butler speaking in front of a bust of Adolf Hitler.
“We’re witnessing the most expensive mailing in the history of the Aryan Nations,” Tony Stewart of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations said. “We find that of great interest and concern.” Teague declined to say what the distribution cost other than “it was very expensive.” The video, entitled “My Side of The Story” with Butler’s name below the Aryan Nations symbol, involves the 80-year-old patriarch answering questions about his brand of Christian Identity religion.
Butler’s church preaches that white people are the true children of God, that Jews are the offspring of Satan and that people of color are inferior.
“Where can we destroy these publicly,” tape recipient Donna Wemple of Hayden said. “Maybe in a big bonfire so these people know that we’re just not interested in this in our community.” The Columbian $20:October 30, 1998, Friday $30:Clark County/region; Pg. b6 $60:TACOMA MAN, 20 ACQUITTED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING DEATH $90:AP $120:
TACOMA (AP) A once-promising football player has been acquitted of murder in the drive-by shooting death of a visiting high school student from the Washington, D.C., area.
Campbell Alefaio, 20, might not be innocent, but prosecutors failed to prove that he killed Ann Marie Harris, jurors said after reaching the verdict Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.
“We just hope and pray that we made the right decision,” foreman Marlowe Roeser said after court was dismissed.
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BONNEVILLE, Ore. (AP) Weighing in at 400 pounds and measuring nearly 10-feet-long, a sturgeon named Herman could become the state’s most popular underwater attraction since Keiko packed up his bent fin and left for Iceland.
Herman is the generic name for a string of sturgeon stars featured in state hatchery ponds and at the Oregon State Fair since the 1950s.
The latest in line is believed to be the largest a 60-year-old specimen with red gills stacked behind his cheeks like dinner plates in a dishwasher, and a mouth so large he can suck up a brood trout.
“He was pretty thin when he came here kind of snaky,” said Scott Lusted, Bonneville Hatchery manager. “He has put on a lot of weight.” Herman will make his debut in a new $300,000 viewing chamber designed to bring him within a few inches of human viewers.
The display is nearly ready to open, a little more than a year since the idea was floated by Allan Kelly, of the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, and Dan Barrett, retired manager of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery at Bonneville Dam.
The only thing lacking for the next couple of weeks will be the star attractions, Herman and his pals, who are waiting to be transferred from their nearby shallow sturgeon pond.
The new, fish-friendly habitat will be a much deeper pond dammed by a sunken, covered structure that puts visitors on the opposite side of the glass from Herman, hugging the bottom in water eight to 10 feet deep.
From inches away, people will gaze directly into the beady eyes of a fish that some believe predates man by millions of years. The houselike structure even has a sturgeon weather vane on its roof.
Bonneville was chosen for the sturgeon center because of its accessibility and combination of engineering, commerce and natural history museums on the West’s mightiest river.
More than a half-million people visit the project annually, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nearly half also visit the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.
Kelly, director emeritus and chief fund-raiser for the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, said the new sturgeon pond sold itself.
“We didn’t have any trouble getting the money for this,” he said of the $300,000 project. “We had more than 200 individual contributors.” The foundation and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shared the $60,000 start-up cost of designing and engineering the pond.
A dedication ceremony for the sturgeon viewing center is tentatively scheduled for next spring, but once Herman and his buddies are transferred in a week or two, the display will be complete and will remain open through the fall and winter.
The beefy star is a Columbia River male, trapped this year by employees of a Troutdale sturgeon hatchery that has permits to surgically remove eggs and sperm from large sturgeon, which are then sutured and returned to the river.
The foundation and state wanted at least one large fish for the display.
Vandalism, a problem for past state-owned sturgeon-named-Herman (one was stolen, others were stabbed) hasn’t been a problem since the Corps of Engineers began closing the gates of the Bonneville complex at 5 p.m. daily.
Unlike Keiko, Herman is not a picky eater.
Sturgeon are bottom-feeders without teeth. They don’t usually feed on live salmon or other non-bottom dwellers.
The sturgeons’ diet is primarily pond mortalities of baby hatchery salmon several of the millions of baby fish die every day and are skimmed away for sturgeon food.
“I give him a dead brood trout now and then, but he’s about the only one with a mouth big enough to eat one of those,” Lusted said.
“Actually, he gets to be like a balloon if we let him. He’ll eat just about anything you put in there.”