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 THE NEWSPAPER AT THE HEART & SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY  NOVEMBER 23, 2013  WWW.ARLINGTONTIMES.COM  75¢ Library stages its own ‘Hunger Games’ BY KIRK BOXLEITNER SPORTS: Arlington girls basketball returns to the court. Page 12 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo From left, Laura Henley, the teen librarian for the Arlington Library, makes buttons of ‘The Hunger Games’ for Logan and Morgan Humphrey, and Abigail Palmer, on Nov. 20. BY KIRK BOXLEITNER CLASSIFIED ADS 19-23 OPINION 4 SPORTS 12 8 ARLINGTON — The proposed 2014 budget for the city of Arlington is expected to be voted on by the Arlington City Council on Monday, Dec. 2, in the wake of city of Arlington Finance Director Jim Chase’s likely penultimate presentation of the budget to the Council during its Monday, Nov. 18, regular session meeting. Chase explained that the budget projects the city to start the New Year with a balance of $16,919,146, to which it’s expected to add $42,410,651 in revenues for 2014. Even with a projected $44,614,929 in expenditures for next year, that would still yield an ending fund balance of $14,714,868 for 2014. “Our budget for 2013 was $49,483,410, up from the budget of $39,778,098 that we had for 2012,” said Chase, who accounted for a significant portion of that increase by pointing out that the Transportation Improvement Fund grew from $1,940,042 in 2012 to $10,441,800 in 2013. Although the Transportation Improvement Fund has been reduced to $4,144,958 for 2014, that’s still larger than the fund’s $1,483,426 in 2011, back when the city’s budget was SEE BUDGET, PAGE 2 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo City of Arlington Finance Director Jim Chase presents the proposed 2014 budget for the city of Arlington to the Arlington City Council on Nov. 18. 922550 INDEX Vol. 124, No. 18 SEE LIBRARY, PAGE 2 Arlington reviews proposed 2014 budget SPORTS: Young players lead Lakewood girls basketball. Page 12 WORSHIP ARLINGTON — The Arlington Library demonstrated its ability to adjust to circumstances in relatively short order while still staying relevant with its programs on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as its planned enzymes and digestion lab was substituted with a series of activities based on the novel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” to sync up with the release of its movie adaptation on Friday, Nov. 22. Laura Henley, the teen librarian for the Arlington Library, had just recently come from working with the Marysville Library, and soon came to realize that the planned lab activities were a bit outsized for the Arlington Library’s accommodations. “When I looked at the kit, I realized that it would require extra equipment, and it would take up more space than we have in the

Arlington Times, November 23, 2013

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