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Goal: Less fire damage

Bids sought for court remodel Cost estimate for Upper County court is $375,000 By DAILY RECORD STAFF

The county is accepting bids to remodel the Upper Kittitas County District Court building in Cle Elum. The county’s hired architect estimates the cost of work will range from $325,000 to $375,000. The goal is to make more efficient use of space and make the building able to accommodate multiple uses, including public meetings. It also would include a satellite location for the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

Bid deadline Brian Myrick / Daily Record

A helicopter operated by the Washington National Guard works in the Swauk Valley area fighting the Taylor Bridge Fire on Aug. 14.

County may expand building, rural code requirements By MIKE JOHNSTON senior writer Kittitas County commissioners are considering building rules and rural homesite practices aimed at lessening damage from future wildfires. The county rules, called the wildland-urban interface code, are now in force in all rural areas outside the boundaries of fire protection districts in the county. If adopted, the code also would become law inside all fire districts. The rules cover new construction and address when and where specific fire-resistant materials must be used. They also call for clearing of combustible material and vegetation from around rural homes and structures, which is known as creating defensible space. The rules propose requirements for water availability at rural homes to fight fires and protect property.

Hammered home County Fire Marshal Brenda Larsen said the Kittitas County Fire Chiefs’ Association has been discussing a proposal to apply the code to lands inside fire districts.

Public hearing Who: Kittitas County commissioners What: A public hearing to take comments on a proposal to enact countywide construction/building rules and rural home practices to reduce structure losses from wildfires. When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Room 109, courthouse, Ellensburg For more info: Go online to the Kittitas County Fire Marshal’s website, http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/ firemarshal/, click on “wildland urban interface” on the right-hand menu bar; call fire marshal’s office at 962-7000. The wildfires of last summer and early fall prompted the association to recommend the county enforce the code within fire districts, Larsen said. The focus of the rules is to lessen the risk of injuries or death to rural residents and reduce fire damage from wildfires.

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The wildland-urban interface code being considered by the county calls for clearing of combustible material and vegetation from around rural homes and structures, which is known as creating defensible space.

Coming Friday Fires of 2012: Pick up Friday’s Daily Record for a special publication looking back on the summer’s Taylor Bridge and Table Mountain wildfires in Kittitas County.

See Rules, Page A10

County commissioners struck a deal with the local firm in mid-April 2011 that targeted completing the sale at the end of the year, with lease payments from the county from April through December 2011 going toward the $1 million purchase price. The county had leased the building from the firm for court and other services since 2002.

The work

According to a project summary, the work includes new wall-like partitions, interior windows, flooring, mechanical, plumbing and heating-ventilationair conditioning systems, along with new wiring and lighting. Funds for the purchase and remodeling come from a portion of revenue from construction bonds issued in fall 2010.

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INDEX Business B1 Events calendar A3 Horoscopes, comics B8 Local A3, A5 Sports A6 Weekend Life B10 Local news serving Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Kittitas, Easton, Suncadia and all of Kittitas County.

The bid deadline is 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Bidders must attend a pre-bid conference with county officials on Friday. County government on Jan. 3, 2012, finalized the purchase of the nearly 10,000-square-foot court building at 700 E. First St. in Cle Elum from owners Hein and Hein Enterprises LLC.

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A dog reportedly kept escaping and running off on Spokane Street in Kittitas, and the caller was concerned it might be underfed.

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A vehicle reportedly was broken into on Pearl Street.

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on Westside Road in Cle Elum, and the deer needed to be dispatched.

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an apartment on C Street.

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questions about camping on Central Washington University property.

hit a deer on Brick Mill Road. roadway on Lyons Road, and was hard to see in the fog.

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in a camper near the skate park on Pearl Street. Easton reportedly found items on her property.

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Clothes reportedly were stolen from a laundry room on 18th Avenue.

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The following people were booked in Kittitas County Jail from Dec. 12-13:

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was arrested by Kittitas County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies for failure to comply for possession of marijuana under 40 grams. Bail $25,000.

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Someone reportedly fell on Kelsey Lane.

A semi reportedly hit a barrier on Interstate 90 and then drove down exit 84, and the caller believed the driver was drunk.

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A 21-year-old Yakima man was arrested by Ellensburg Police officers for failure to appear for the following: second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree malicious mischief and harassment. No bail.

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at 1 p.m. at Jerrolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 111 East University Way. It is his first novel.

Tickets are $36 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour with a no-host bar, dinner is at 7 p.m. followed by the coronation program at 8 p.m. The three young women seeking spots on the 2013 Royal Court are Kayla Gibson, Jessica Harris and Jessie Johnson. For more information, call the rodeo office at 962-7831

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IN BRIEF ELLENSBURG

Fundraiser helps Christmas Baskets

The seventh annual Benefit for the Community Christmas Basket program is set for 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Starlight Lounge in downtown at 402 N. Pearl St., according to a news release. Funds raised support the Christmas Basket program in the Lower County which continues to be in need of donations to pay for bills this month associated with purchasing food to supplement boxes that went out to more than 600 needy, local families.

The Starlight Lounge fundraiser includes live music and â&#x20AC;&#x153;a fabulous auction,â&#x20AC;? according to event organizers. For more information, call 962-6100.

ELLENSBURG

Two book signings plammed Saturday Two local authors will have book signings on Saturday. Andrew Caveness will have another book signing for his book of Kittitas County photos on Saturday afternoon at Pearl Street Books. The book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kittitas

County,â&#x20AC;? was recently published as part of the the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing of South Carolina, according to a news release. Caveness has lived in Ellensburg for more than 15 years. He received a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in American West history from Central Washington University and has researched and written about Pacific Northwest history. The book signing is at 2 p.m. at the bookstore at 421 Pearl St. Ellensburg resident and Central Washington University graduate Sean Woody will have a signing for his book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sword Stealers,â&#x20AC;?

ELLENSBURG

Rodeo coronation tickets on sale Tickets for the 2013 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court coronation banquet and program are now on sale at the Rodeo Administration and Ticket Office, 609 N. Main St., according to a news release. The annual banquet and crowning of the rodeo queen and princess will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Central Washington University SURC Ballroom.

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Ellensburg School Board picks new leaders Anita Boyum is new president By JUSTIN PITTMAN staff writer Members of the Ellensburg School Board elected board member Anita Boyum their new president Wednesday night. Boyum has served more than 20 years on the board, and held multiple positions with the Washington State School Directors Association. She replaces outgoing board president Bob Haberman. She served as the board’s vice president last year, according to the Ellensburg School District’s website. The decision was made during an annual reorganization of the board conducted during a regular meeting Wednesday. Boyum was not present at the meeting, but had indicated she would accept the position if nominated and elected, board member Pat Gigstead said. Gigstead was unanimously elected vice president, and board member Dick Wedin was unanimously elected the board’s legislative representative. “I did enjoy being president of the school board,” Haberman said during the meeting. “I was honored. It was a neat position to hold.”

IN BRIEF ELLENSBURG

Local timothy hay group meets Tuesday

The Organization of Kittitas County Timothy Hay Growers and Suppliers will have its annual meeting 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Teanaway Hall on the fairgrounds in Ellensburg. The nonprofit, private agricultural trade organization invites group members and their spouses to attend. Non members who are interested in attending can contact the group by going online to www.kittitastimothy.org. The website also has a full schedule of speakers and topics that will be part of the Tuesday meeting. Click on “annual meeting” on the top menu bar to access meeting information. Members also are asked to take an organizational survey. The group, consisting of growers of timothy hay and related agri-businesses and hay processors and exporters, was formed in 1992 to create a representative voice of timothy hay growers in Kittitas County. —staff report

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2 plead guilty to animal cruelty Pair given 10-day jail sentence By JUSTIN PITTMAN staff writer Two pet owners at the center of a Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office investigation last summer pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty each. Bernardo and JoAnn Garcia both pleaded guilty to

two counts of second degree animal cruelty Oct. 9, and each were ordered to serve 10 days in jail, said Kittitas County Prosecuting Attorney Jodi Hammond. For each count, the pair received a 364-day jail sentence with 259 days suspended, Hammond said. They were not eligible to

participate in work crew programs or other jail alternatives, and were required to serve two years probation. As a condition of their probation, the Garcias cannot control or keep animals. Between the two of them, the Garcias will have to pay about $4,462 in restitution to the Ellensburg Animal Shelter and pet owners who adopted some of about 60 animals seized from the

couple’s property. “We definitely wanted them to have to pay for the care and the rehabilitation of the animals,” Hammond said. Law enforcement officers searched the Garcias’ home on Burbank Creek Road in July and found malnourished animals living in deplorable conditions, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

EVENTS CALENDAR The Daily Record is refreshing its daily events calendar that runs on Page A3. Please send recurring meeting announcements and other community events to update the list in the new year. Send event information to newsroom@ kvnews.com. Events in this column are listed on a space-available basis.

Today, Dec. 13 Beef and other food commodities giveaway to those in need, noon-2 p.m., parking lot of Washington State Cattlemen’s Association Office, Dolarway Road

Kittcom administrative board meeting, 2 p.m., 700 Elmview Road

Kittitas County commissioners discuss final impact report of basin integrated water enhancement plan on the economics of the county, 3 p.m., Room 109, courthouse

Ellensburg Toastmasters meeting, 5:15 p.m., Hal Holmes Community Center, 209 N. Ruby St.

City of Ellensburg Planning Commission meeting, 5:45 p.m., City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 501 N. Anderson St.

Alpine Lakes Trail Riders Christmas party, potluck and gift exchange, 6 p.m., Flying Horseshoe Ranch

Friday, Dec. 14 Tree of Love public remem-

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brance ceremony with Hospice Friends, 6 p.m., Upper Kittitas County Senior Center, 719 E. Third St., Cle Elum

Mount Stuart Elementary School fifth-grader Keiren Cook runs the final few laps Wednesday in her pursuit of running 100 miles around the school yard since the start of the school year.

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Keiren Cook finishes 100th mile By ANDY MATARRESE staff writer A fifth-grader at Mount Stuart Elementary crossed the finish line during recess Wednesday and became the school’s first student to run 100 miles in the course of three months. Why run so far? “I thought it was cool,” runner Keiren Cook said, panting. It also helped that another fifth-grader, Deryk Marks Brewer, got her started. Deryk finished his 95th mile Wednesday. “He started it, and then she was like, ‘Oh, no way,’” teacher Cynthia Hillburn said. The playground was empty as the rest of the fifth-graders gathered around the finish line to cheer on Keiren and Deryk. Hillburn said Keiren has been running during recess for the past three months, averaging 2.5 to 5 miles daily, circling the school playground. Keiren and Deryk often would run in opposite

directions, exchanging high-fives when they passed. Mount Stuart PE teacher Bill Lorenz said the students who have ran comparable distances usually did it over an entire school year. For their accomplishment, students earn little foot-shaped charms, what they call “toe tags,” at different mile marks. Most students try for the 30-mile tag. “A lot of kids, that is the goal for the whole year, to get that glow-in-the-dark tag,” Lorenz said. For her effort, Keiren earned a “crystal” tag. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Lorenz said. Both teachers said they hope Keiren continues running as she gets older and starts running for track or cross country teams. When asked about it, Keiren gave an emphatic “no.” Hillburn countered that runners always say that at first.

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Visitors,” 7 p.m., Liberty Theatre 7:30 p.m., 1101 Craig Ave.

High school teen dance, 9 p.m., Prosody Events, 117 E. Fourth Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 15 Farm and ranch estate/ succession planning workshop for ag families, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kittitas Valley Event Center, fairgrounds

Snowball drop for prizes, 10 a.m., Rotary Pavilion, downtown Ellensburg

Tulip’s Book Barn used book sale, 1:15 to 4 p.m., basement of Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian Myrick / Daily Record

ABOVE: Mount Stuart Elementary School fifth-grader Keiren Cook crosses a finish line held by her classmates Wednesday. Keiren ran 100 miles of laps around the school yard since the start of the school year. RIGHT: Deryk Marks Brewer runs on the playground at Mount Stuart Elementary School on Wednesday.

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of their history to be known to their young ones,” said Burton, who taught a course in AfricanAmerican theater. It’s part of the “New South,” which demands that people look forward and not backward. But it has disconnected the students from the plays, literature and history that Burton teaches, making it less real to each new generation. “They don’t know who they are so anyone can tell them anything about themselves,” she said. “When you have a vacuum something is going to fill it up.”

forebears’ struggles. Even black parents say they want to spare their children from being angry COLUMN past. over the “wretched past.” It’s more pronounced than “But you have to look Lewis Diuguid the usual grousing of old backward to go forward,” instructors about each new Aukram Burton said. “That’s the The Kansas City generation. part we’ve given up. Kids are Star Bill Howe noticed it in left with no knowledge of self. his master’s level education “They are out there naked. course at the University of They have no defense with Connecticut. “Students were what’s lurking there for them.” or the space shuttle Challenger woefully ignorant of our history blew up. But that’s no excuse What negatively affects young _ particularly our civil rights for them knowing nothing people also hurts the nation, history,” the past president of Howe said. Without history, about these defining events. the National Association for we are doomed to repeat our Other educators at the Multicultural Education said at convention said they’d encounmistakes. People are easily the group’s recent convention swayed by old rhetoric against tered students with no knowlin Philadelphia. edge of the Holocaust or who immigrants. They jump at Not a new trend Many don’t know of U.S. going into wars in Afghanistan Emmett Till was or why he was This isn’t a new trend. It’s internment camps for and Iraq, having forgotten the significant in the civil rights what black educators railed Japanese-Americans during struggle. quagmire of Vietnam. against a century ago. World War II, Title IX for “It influences political Howe added that other At the convention, we women’s sports, segregation, students were unaware of the decisions that we make,” watched the documentary, and the war with Mexico giving depth of contributions of Rosa Howe said. “It influences the “Precious Knowledge,” which the U.S. California, Arizona, Parks and Harriet Tubman. discourse and social justice.” showed how ethnic studies Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Schools don’t teach it. The No Child Left Behind law courses in Arizona were elimiColorado. is partly to blame for emphaKnowledge vacuum nated. Backward lawmakers “Mexicans didn’t cross the sizing math and English testing Nefertiti Burton, an associate labeled the curriculum border to the United States,” but not history or the arts. professor in the theater depart- un-American even though it Howe said. “We made a war so “We need our teachers to set ment at the University of Louis- motivated Latino students to we took over their land. things straight,” Howe said. ville, said she began noticing stay in school, go to college and “The concern is these are Everyone has to contribute. become excited about learning. For the future of the nation, the teachers who are going to influ- the knowledge vacuum in the 1990s when she was at the Making education less relevant past must never be forgotten. ence our children even though University of North Carolinato the growing minority they don’t have the grasp of Charlotte. Black students didn’t population keeps them in an history. Their ignorance could Lewis W. Diuguid is a member know that their forebears were underclass. affect politics.” of The Kansas City Star’s Editodescendants of slaves. They’d Aukram Burton, a diversity/ Howe notes that except for rial Board. Readers may write heard of the slave trade, but multicultural specialist in nontraditional students in his to him at: Kansas City Star, their parents, grandparents Louisville, said the same trend multicultural education class, 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, and others never explained the is occurring in South Africa, fewer were alive when PresiMo. 64108-1413, or by email at connection. where people don’t want dent John Kennedy was assasLdiuguid@kcstar.com. “They didn’t want that part black kids to know about their sinated, the Vietnam War ended

e’re in the middle of the Tree of Love season. The Ellensburg Tree of Love event supporting Hospice Friends was Wednesday night near the Ellensburg Public Library. The Upper County Tree of Love event is Friday night at the Centennial Center. The Tree of Love events are a way to remember and honor loved ones who have passed away, for people to gather and support each other and to help support the mission of Hospice Friends. Hospice Friends is a volunteer organization that assists people facing end-of-life situations in the home. Hospice Friends works in conjunction with the Kittitas Valley Community Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice professional medical service. The two services are separate but they support each other. Hospice care may not be something people give much thought to until the need arises in a family. Both the Hospice volunteers MALLARD FILLMORE and the medical professionals provide an incredible service, not just to the person facing the end-oflife situation, but also the family and loved ones surrounding that individual. The Cle Elum ceremony starts at 6 p.m. There will be a short tree lighting ceremony, memorial and candlelight vigil. This will be followed by an indoor reception with food, music and a time to share. The Mountain Voices Community Choir will perform in Cle Elum. Donations are accepted the name of a loved one to Hospice Friends, 401 E. Mountain View Ave., Suite 301, Ellensburg, on online DOONESBURY through the group’s website, www. hospice-friends.org. Those donating $50 or more receive a hand-cast pewter Christmas ornament. Those donating $25 will receive a personalized luminary to be lighted and used during the ceremony. The donations support Hospice. There is no charge to attend the ceremonies. They are open to the public.

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ased on the variety of ice cream scoops on the market —1,529 available from Amazon alone — you might conclude that the world faces a crisis of improperly excavated ice cream. I think it’s more a symptom of our love affair with cooking gadgetry combined with our ever-larger kitchens. We now easily accommodate toys like turkey fryers, pizza stones, bread-making machines and drawers of little hand tools. But at some point, even in the most super-sized of kitchens, the returns from accumulating all of this gear will diminish. Keep that in mind as we plunge into another seasonal round of buying each other yet more expensive stuff. Every piece of cooking gear you give someone effectively takes away space from the kitchen, and that can mess with cooking flow. What I want for Christmas is an uncluttered kitchen, with just the tools I need to do what I do. I’ll take good ingredients over kitchen gear any day. What I can’t do is move a dough mixer out of the way every time I want to chop an onion. I can’t untangle the spatula from the avocado slicer in a clattery, cluttered drawer. I can’t waste my shelf space with gravy separators and pancake portion-pourers. I am shocked at times by how primitive my kitchen is. Until recently I was opening cans with a jackknife. I still don’t own measuring spoons. But nobody leaves my table unfulfilled. And no one can taste that the meal was cooked on an electric stove, or that

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Let in snow, at least in the mountains, please We’ve been teased by winter weather in recent weeks but have yet to see the first significant snow storm in the county. Some people may not be all that eager for a heavy blanket of white, but it is a fact that the county’s economy is dependent on a deep snowpack in the mountains. The snowpack provides the water supply for the agriculture industry. We’ve had a run of decent snow years, which have provided a boost during a time when many other sectors of the economy struggled. Snow also is required for winter recreation tourism. This winter is critical because the fires and smoke of the late summer and fall reduced the number of visitors to the county during that period. There are some restrictions due to fire damage in the Table Mountain area but it is important to get the word out that most of Kittitas County was not impacted. Snow can be an annoyance especially when it complicates holiday travel plans, but it is a much-needed annoyance in Kittitas County.

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WRITERS ON THE RANGE Ari LeVaux High Country Writers

my knives are dull. Knives, in fact, can serve as a barometer for someone’s obsession with kitchen tools. You can spend a lot of money on them, or almost none. But any knife can be kept sharp, or get the job done dull. It’s interesting that Japan and Germany, our World War II enemies, seem to have cornered the world market for fine knives. Japan, at least, I can understand, because it has awesome food. But Germany?

May be too dangerous Japanese chefs say they need yanagi, usuba, and deba knives in order to properly float my boat of sushi, and I fully support them. But I also know full well that if I tried to use those knives at home I’d probably just hurt myself. My favorite knife was made in Thailand. It’s rectangular and very thin, with a wide, flat tip I can use as a spatula. I picked it up while on a motorcycle-taxi tour around some of Bangkok’s widely dispersed, open-air kitchen-supply markets. My driver was helping me find a cro hiin, Thai for “big-ass stone mortar and pestle.” We finally found my cro hiin at a stall in a market underneath an elevated

highway. I bought both sets the guy had, because they were perfect, crafted from smooth, heavy stone. They were the size of tea kettles and about 20 pounds each, five pounds for the pestle, 15 for the mortar. Flying home, I didn’t want to check them for fear they’d bounce around and destroy each other. But the airline wouldn’t let me carry them on the plane, probably fearing I might use one to smash open the cockpit door. Luckily, airline personnel could see what was at stake and helped me package them appropriately. When I finally got my mortars and pestles home, I put one set straight on my counter, where it proved well worth the trouble. It pulverizes everything, large and small, hard and soft. The heavy pestle does all the work, and the mortar doesn’t budge. The bowl is deep enough that stuff doesn’t fly out and all over the kitchen. It consumes a bit of space, but it’s worth it. That cro hiin remains one of the most important tools in my primitive kitchen. I gave the other cro hiin to friends as a wedding present. What better way to symbolize an enduring marriage than the grinding action of pestle in mortar? As for presents to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, solstice, Kwanzaa, the retail economy, or whatever we choose to call it these days, remember: Your friends probably already have an ice cream scoop. It’s called a spoon. Ari LeVaux is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He writes about food and other matters in Placitas, N. M.

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company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay. The Coos Bay World reported Principle Power plans to install wind turbines on five floating foundations 15 miles offshore. The grant was one of seven announced this week by the department to promote an offshore wind industry.

Tribes open hunting season for wolves

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation have opened a hunting season for gray wolves on their reservation that sprawls across 1.4 million acres in northeast Washington, saying wolves have reduced the number of deer and elk that tribal members hunt for food. Meanwhile, Washington state wildlife officials are working with ranchers in the region to take proactive steps to avoid conflicts between livestock and wolves, after the state garnered criticism for killing a wolf pack that had been preying on livestock in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s northeast corner. The tribal hunt opened two weeks ago, though no wolves have been killed yet, according to tribal chairman John Sirois. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just believe we may have a few too many,â&#x20AC;? Sirois said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So when we authorized the hunt, we wanted to find an appropriate way to manage wolves and keep a balance for fish and wildlife.â&#x20AC;?

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Police said a 16-year-old student who brought a combination .410-gauge shotgun and .22-caliber rifle to Evergreen High School in Vancouver planned to sell it to another student. Police said the barrels had been removed and the gun was in a nylon case that the student left in a classroom Wednesday. A teacher looked inside, saw the gun and immediately reported it. There were no injuries or threats. Spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the teen was arrested for investigation of felony possession of a stolen gun, possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds and unlawful possession of a firearm. The prospective buyer was interviewed but not arrested. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Associated Press

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Hospice Friends and supporters gather in front of the Ellensburg Public Library for the annual Tree of Love ceremony on Wednesday evening. The event honors and pays tribute to loved ones who have died. A second ceremony is planned at 6 p.m. Friday outside the Centennial Center in Cle Elum.

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Bulldogs 2nd, Yotes 4th in KHS tourney KITTITAS — Ellensburg High School had four champions and seven finalists, and the Bulldogs finished second in the Kittitas Express wrestling tournament Wednesday night. Host Kittitas placed fourth in the six-team, fiveschool meet. Sunnyside’s No. 1 squad won the meet with 190 points, followed by EHS with 150. Travis and Austin Lyman won titles at 120 and 160 pounds respectively, with the former winning by fall. Austin Lyman won one of two all-Bulldog finals, beating Tate Stevenson 2-1; Clay Weaver pinned Curtis Weaver in the 170 championship. Isaac Kindervag earned a decision in the 182 final. The Coyotes went 4-0 in the finals, with reigning Class 2B/1B state champion Paco Marin (106), Jose Marin (126), J.D. Gallegos (132) and Seth Holden (152) winning their championship matches. Jose Marin won by decision, Gallegos by major decision over Ellensburg’s Dustin Fewell, and Holden and Paco Marin by fall. Paco Marin pinned Wahluke’s Sebastion Barajas in 32 seconds in the final, and wrestled a total of 2 minutes, 42 seconds on the night with two pins.

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Coyotes drop rematch with Warden KITTITAS — Ashley Hayes had 12 points and nine rebounds for host Kittitas, but Warden earned a non-league girls basketball season sweep of the Coyotes with a 54-38 victory Tuesday night. Annie Stickney added nine points for KHS, which visits Almira/CouleeHartline on Friday. Alyssum Reno scored seven, and Shae Larsen had six points and six rebounds. ACH placed third in the Class 1B state tournament in March. — staff reports

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SEATTLE — Cameron Dollar knows the annual showdown with crosstown rival Washington will only truly return to being the rivalry it was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s when his young Seattle program can once again get the better of the Huskies. Maybe that time is coming sooner rather than later. “That’s how rivalries are. If you never win it’s just a gathering, just a meeting,” said Dollar, now in his fourth year as Seattle’s coach. “The thing is, and I’m probably speaking for (Washington coach Lorenzo) Romar here

Seattle (3-3) vs. Washington (4-4), Key Arena, 7 p.m. (ROOT) but I think he’d agree, the thing that is cool about it it’s not even about the two schools. It’s about a celebration of basketball in the area. It just happens to be that we are the conduits to celebrate it. That’s what probably makes it even neater that once a year you get to put the spotlight on just basketball in Seattle and everybody kind of meets and everybody hangs and everybody comes and we are the teams that

meet and get to enjoy it.” The Redhawks and Huskies renew their showdown for city supremacy on tonight at KeyArena, with both teams stumbling through the early part of their schedules. While Seattle’s 3-3 start to the year was expected — especially with road games at Virginia and Stanford — Washington’s 4-4 start is raising concern. The Huskies have dropped three of their last five overall and their three home losses are already the most since 2008. The last time Washington had three non-conference losses at home was 2000, before Romar arrived back at his alma mater.

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Washington’s Shawn Kemp Jr. (40) is rejected by Seattle’s Eric Wallace during last season’s meeting between the teams. Seattle seeks its first win in the series since 1978 tonight.

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AS VEGAS (AP) — Jesse Wright closed on his first saddle bronc season title Wednesday night at the National Finals Rodeo, winning the seventh round with an 84-point ride on Gold Coast. Wright, from Milford, Utah, leads the season standings with $206,274. “I was tasting it last year and I missed it by just a little bit,” Wright said. “All I had to do was place in that last round, and I didn’t have the horse to do it and it killed me to lose it by a couple grand. When I started this season I was bound and determined to win it all, and that’s still the goal I’m focused on.” Wright also tops the NFR saddle bronc money race and is second overall with $73,176. “I know there’s a lot on the line and the pressure is there,” Wright said. “I’m not going to lie, it hangs over my head a little bit. But what can I do about it? If I don’t ride good it won’t matter. I really try not to think about it because if you let that stuff bother you, it will hurt you.” Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa, was shut out in the round after failing to finish in the top six, leaving him second at $163,458. Cody DeMoss of Heflin, La., leads the NFR aggregate standings race with 548 points for seven rides. He’s the lone cowboy with seven successful rides. In barrel racing, Mary Walker of Ennis, Texas, won her fourth NFR round in 13.72 seconds to extend her season-leading total

that in some ways was a career-best. His three touchdowns rushing tied the top mark in his career. Lynch played just two quarters plus the first series of the second half and finished with a season-high 128 yards on just 11 carries, averaging a career-best 11.6 yards per attempt. He’s now topped 100 yards seven times this season and could be looking at a second straight trip to the Pro Bowl.

SPOKANE — An internal investigation into a former player’s allegations of abuse by Washington State football coache s d i d n’t turn up any evidence o f a b u s e , Mike Leach athletic director Bill Moos said Wednesday. A dozen players were interviewed by two members of Moos’ staff, and all reported they were having a positive experience at Washington State under head coach Mike Leach and his assistants, Moos said. “The majority of the players stated that the player that walked out of practice let the team down and put them, their coach and WSU in a bad light,” Moos wrote in a memo to WSU President Elson Floyd that was released Wednesday. “There is no signs of abuse or mistreatment of players,” Moos said in a conference call with reporters from Pullman. “Hopefully, we can get this behind us and go forward.” Star receiver Marquess Wilson quit the team during a practice late in the season and later contended that players were suffering physical and mental abuse at the hands of coaches. Floyd asked for the internal review of those allegations, and also asked the Pacific-12 Conference to do its own review. The conference review is still being conducted. Wilson contended in a letter sent to journalists on Nov. 10 that he quit the team prior to the UCLA game as a protest to “physical, emotional and verbal abuse” by the coaching staff. He complained that coaches would “belittle, intimidate and humiliate us.” He did not provide details. Leach denied there was any abuse. Moos revealed in his memo that he received a text message from Wilson after the UCLA game “where he recanted the allegations of abuse made in a letter written by he and a relative and sent to the media earlier that evening.”

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Jesse Wright, shown earlier in the National Finals Rodeo, won Round 7 Wednesday and leads the saddle bronc world standings with three rounds to go.

Round 7 Results: See Scoreboard, Page A7. to $222,406. Second-place Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas, remained at $191,280. Walker leads all NFR competitors with $95,114. Kaley

Bass of Kissimmee, Fla., fourth in 13.87, is the NFR aggregate standings leader at 97.73 for seven rides. In steer wrestling, threetime and defending champion Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., was second at 3.7 seconds to remain atop the standings for the third day in a row.

He has earned $147,184. Ethen Thouvenell of Napa, Calif., second in the standings with $120,192, and two-time world champion Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb., third with $116,067, were shut out in the round.

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Lynch’s past, present collide in Toronto RENTON — Marshawn Lynch has every reason to talk. The Seattle Seahawks running back is currently the No. 2 rusher in the NFL, trailing only Adrian Peterson. He’s already set Marshawn a new career high Lynch

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with 1,266 yards rushing through 13 games and needs just three more rushing touchdowns to match his career best of 12 from last season. And his past and present collide this week when the Seahawks travel to Toronto to face Lynch’s former team, the Buffalo Bills. Yet with all those reasons for Lynch to chat about his season or playing his old team, his response Wednesday when asked if had a few minutes was a simple, “Nah, I’m good.” “Marshawn is a football player.

Sunday’s game Seattle (8-5) vs. Buffalo (5-8) at Toronto, 10 a.m. (FOX) He’s just like, ‘Who are we playing? All right, let’s go play,’” Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said. “That’s the type of guy he is and you need guys like that on your team. You don’t want guys thinking too much.” Lynch is coming off a performance last week against Arizona


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NATIONAL FINALS RODEO Wednesday’s seventh round Top five in each event listed. Bareback riding — 1. Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah, 85 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Times Up, $18,257. 2. Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, 83, $14,429. 3. Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., 82, $10,895. 4. Matt Bright, Azle, Texas, 81.5, $7,656. 5. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 79.5, $4,712. Steer wrestling — 1. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, S.D., 3.6 seconds, $18,257. 2. Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.7, $14,429. 3. Gabe Ledoux, Kaplan, La., 3.9, $10,895. 4 (tie), Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., and Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., 4.0, $6,184 each. Team roping — 1. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Travis Graves, Jay, Okla.,

And perhaps more than ever, with the Seahawks on the cusp of a playoff berth and possibly still in contention for the NFC West title, it’s apparent that the decision to acquire Lynch from Buffalo via trade early in the 2010 season is probably the most important player transaction coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have made in rebuilding the Seahawks’ roster. “When you build your philosophy about running the football and with an attitude and toughness and all of that, he’s a key addition. That’s why we stayed with it so long. As we’ve watched the three years that he has been the factor that we needed,” Carroll said. “Fortunately, with the quarterback situation coming around with both of our guys, that’s in good shape and that’s the most crucial spot, but I don’t know if anything is more symbolic than what we’ve done with Marshawn and him playing the way he plays and the guy that he is.”

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3.6 seconds, $18,257 each. 2. Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 3.8, $14,429. 3. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Kory Koontz, Sudan, Texas, 4.1, $10,895. 4.Brock Hanson, Casa Grande, Ariz./Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 4.3, $7,656. 5. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 4.5, $4,712. Saddle bronc riding — 1. Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah, 84 points on Classic Pro Rodeo’s Gold Coast, $18,257. 2. Tyrell Smith, Cascade, Mont., 83, $14,429. 3. Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, 82.5, $10,895. 4. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 81.5, $7,656. 5. Sterling Crawley, College Station, Texas, 80, $4,712. Tie-down roping — 1. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 7.6 seconds, $18,257. 2. Cory Solomon, Prairie View,

Texas, 7.7, $14,429. 3. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 7.9, $10,895. 4. Matt Shiozawa, Chubbuck, Idaho, 8.3, $7,656. 5 (tie), Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, and Monty Lewis, Hereford, Texas, 8.6, $3,828 each. Barrel racing — 1. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 13.72 seconds, $18,257. 2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 13.81, $14,429. 3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 13.84, $10,895. 4. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 13.87, $7,656. 5. Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 13.89, $4,712. Bull riding — 1. Brett Stall, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 88.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cowboy Compactor, $18,257. 2 (tie), Kanin Asay, Powell, Wyo., and Tag Elliott, Thatcher, Utah, 86.5, $12,662 each. 4. Clayton Savage, Casper, Wyo., 84.5, $7,656. 5. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 83, $4,712.

now,” Romar said. “We better go play. We’re not looking at it as we’re the higher profile school.” While Seattle doesn’t yet own an impressive win, its three losses have come against quality competition. The Redhawks were blown out at Virginia but came back with a strong performance at Stanford, leading late in the second half before the Cardinal pulled away for a 68-57 win. “(Virginia) was early, the comfort level with each other, me feeling them out, them feeling me out. Understanding and accepting roles and being comfortable with those roles,” Dollar said. “ ... (It’s) just a kind

of process of evolving and not because you had bad chemistry but you had to develop a flow with each other.” Since making the move back to Division I, the Redhawks are 0-4 against the Huskies. The city matchup was completely one-sided in favor of the Huskies for the first three meetings, with the closest being a 21-point Washington win in 2011. But Seattle has closed the gap on the Huskies. A year ago, Washington needed to hold off a late rally by the Redhawks for a 91-83 win on the Huskies’ home floor.

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Wilson’s text to Moos was included in emails released by the school Wednesday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a number of media organizations including the AP. “Mr. Moos this is marquess ... With that letter I wasn’t trying to accuse the coaches of hitting players or anything. I was just trying to put it in different terms and now everything is getting misinterpreted and I didn’t mean

it like that at all ... I simply was trying to get my story across and get my name cleared instead of having it say I’m suspended for breaking team violations ... That could mean like I did drugs or something ... I was never trying to harm the university or the program with it.” In his memo, Moos said the players interviewed by his staff reported they felt supported academically and socially on the football team.

Continued from Page A6 The high-post offense Washington installed in the offseason has yet to click, there have been significant stretches of defensive lapses and the Huskies are leaning perhaps too much on guard C.J. Wilcox at both ends of the floor. All those concerns were highlighted again last Saturday when Washington fell behind by 18, staged a furious rally, but still fell 76-73 to Nevada. Injuries haven’t helped Washington early, but the overall concerns remain for a team that a year ago won the Pac-12 regular-season title. “They’re 3-3. We’re 4-4, so I don’t know who is better right

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Continued from Page A6 Todd Suhn of Hermosa, S.D., won with a 3.6-second run. In bareback riding, standings leader Kaycee Feild of Payson, Utah, finished sixth with a 79 on Assault. The defending champion and standings leader has earned $204,018. Will Lowe of Canyon, Texas, who was fifth with a 79.5 on Long Ago, remained second with $167,854. Feild also leads the NFR aggregate standings with 585 points for seven rides. Caleb Bennett of Morgan, Utah, won the round with an 85 on Times Up.

In team roping, header Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, and heeler Patrick Smith of Lipan, Texas, remained the leaders with $182,903 for Brazile and $184,403 for Smith. They no-timed in the round after a rope snapped. Header Kaleb Driggers of Albany, Ga., who has earned $149,834, and heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., who has made $145,743, are second in the standings after placing fifth with a time of 4.5. Header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and heeler Travis Graves of Jay, Okla., won the

round in 3.6. In tie-down roping, Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas, remained in first place in the standings despite failing to place in the top six with a time of 10.10. Cooper has earned $176,543, while second-place Justin Maass of Giddings, Texas, who also didn’t place among the top six, has made $170,798. Shane Hanchey of Sulphur, La., won the round in 7.6. In bull riding, J.W. Harris of Mullin, Texas, remained the standings leader despite being bucked off B Tuff Tayler

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Shooting suspect recalled Friends describe man as friendly, talkative P O RT L A N D ( A P ) — Friends and acquaintances on Wednesday described the man police say opened fire in a crowded Portland shopping mall as friendly and gregarious, not generally reclusive or bizarre. But twice, Jacob Tyler Roberts disconnected from people close to him, according to friends. He abruptly announced last month he was quitting his job and planned to move to Hawaii. When he last saw his exgirlfriend Hannah Patricia Sansburn last week, the usually “bubbly and happy” 22-year-old “seemed numb,” she told ABC News. He was supposed to fly Saturday to Hawaii, Sansburn said, but he texted her that he got drunk and missed the flight. “You can’t reconcile the differences,” Sansburn told ABC. “I hate him for what he did, but I can’t hate the person I knew because it was nothing like the person who would go into a mall and go on a rampage. I would never associate the two at all.” Nobody answered the door at Sansburn’s home, and she did not immediately respond to a phone message from The Associated Press. Roberts had also disconnected from a neighbor last year.

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he would rap all the time.” But a year later, in June, he abruptly moved out, Bennett said, disconnecting his phone and losing contact with the neighbor he’d talked to every day. On a Facebook page that a friend identified as Roberts’, a few photos show Roberts hanging out with friends, while the cover photo is of a wall painted with the message “Follow Your Dreams” with the word “Canceled” stamped across the message. In the public portion of his page, Roberts wrote, “I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far.” “I’m the kind of person that is going to do what I want,” he wrote. “There is no reason for another person to tell you what to do, I’m the conductor of my choo choo train.” He added he was “a bit of an adrenaline junkie” who is “just looking to meet new people and see the world.”

Used an AR-15 rifle Authorities say Roberts arrived at the crowded Clackamas Town Center Tuesday with a hockey-style face mask, an AR-15 rifle taken from someone he knew and several fully loaded magazines. He entered through Macy’s about 3:30 p.m., walked quickly to the mall’s common areas and began firing randomly, killing two people and wounding another before fatally shooting himself. The victims were identified as Steven Mathew Forsyth, 45, and Cindy Ann Yuille, 54. Kristina Shevchenko, 15, was shot in the chest and taken to a Portland hospital, where she was in serious condition Wednesday. Her doctor expected her to fully recover. Bennett first met Roberts when they attended the same middle school, she said. But they weren’t close until he moved in across the hall with a girlfriend who moved out when they broke up two

months later. Roberts decorated his dining room like a jungle, Bennett said. He was interested in guns and once showed her a black handgun, she said. Another friend who said she had known Roberts since middle school, Shania Riley, described him as a “very compassionate and very caring person.” Roberts could also be “mysterious” and “kind of a troublemaker.” “Like being young, skipping class, smoking pot out back — teenager stuff,” Riley said. Everything seemed fine when she saw him at a bar last week, she said. The only odd moment Riley could recall came about six months ago when she and her boyfriend were at Roberts’ apartment “and he was pulling out guns and showing them to us.” She recalled seeing two handguns and what might have been a .22-caliber rifle. Still, Riley didn’t find it alarming. Roberts said he used them for target practice out in the hills, she recalled. More recently, Roberts was living at a modest, singlestory home. Neighbor Bobbi Bates said he rented space in the basement. She said she saw him leave at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday wearing a dark jacket and jeans, carrying a guitar case. An occupant at the house declined to comment. Another neighbor, Anthony Reyes, said he never noticed anything unusual about Roberts. “He was relaxed and friendly,” Reyes said. The alleged gunman worked for a time at a late-night Mediterranean restaurant. “He was always just joking around with customers,” Ariana Johnson, a former coworker, told The Oregonian. “I’ve never seen him act out of hand or poorly toward anyone.”

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Russia: Syrian rebels may win Assad said to be losing control BEIRUT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most powerful ally, Russia, said today that President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war, the first time Moscow has acknowledged the regime is cracking under the force of a powerful rebellion. NATO also predicted Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall, with SecretaryGeneral Anders Fogh Rasmussen saying the regimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collapse is â&#x20AC;&#x153;only a matter of time.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;An opposition victory canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be excluded, unfortunately, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s necessary to look at the facts: There is a trend for the government to progressively lose control over an increasing part of the territory,â&#x20AC;? Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said during hearings at a Kremlin advisory body. Bogdanov also said Moscow is preparing to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Syria, where nearly two years of violent conflict have killed

more than 40,000 people and turned Assad into a global pariah. His statement marks a clear attempt by the Kremlin to begin positioning itself for Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eventual defeat at a time when rebels are making significant gains.

        

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Launches detected But the NATO secretarygeneral said the military alliance detected the launch of a number of the unguided short-range missiles inside Syria earlier this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t confirm details

of the missiles, but some of the information indicates they were Scud-type missiles,â&#x20AC;? he said at NATO headquarters in Brussels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In general, I think the regime in Damascus is approaching collapse. I think now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a question of time.â&#x20AC;? Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of the magazine Russia in Global Affairs, said Bogdanovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement may reflect new information about the situation on the ground. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A public statement like that appears to indicate that the balance is shifting,â&#x20AC;? he said. Abu Bilal al-Homsi, an activist based in a rebelheld neighborhood of Homs in central Syria, said he is encouraged by Bogdanovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments because Russia is in a position to know about the strength of Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Russians know his capabilities and his military force. Russia knows what warplanes and what weapons he has,â&#x20AC;? Abu Bilal said via Skype. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Free Syrian Army is on the verge of strangling Damascus and this indicates that the regime is reaching an end,â&#x20AC;? he added, referring to the main rebel fighting force.

Legislation targets cyberstalking software WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For around $50, a jealous wife or husband can download software that can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse better than any private detective. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frighteningly easy and effective in an age when nearly everyone carries a cellphone that can record every moment of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical movements. But it soon might be illegal. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected today to approve legislation that would close a legal loophole that allows so-called cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cellphone and transmit the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location information without a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knowledge. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., would update laws passed years before wireless technology revolutionized communications. Telephone companies currently are barred from disclosing to businesses the locations of people when they make a traditional phone call. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no such prohibition when communicating over the Internet. If a mobile device sends an email, links to a website or launches an app, the precise location of the phone can be passed to advertisers, marketers and others without the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission. The ambiguity has created a niche for companies like Retina Software, which makes ePhoneTracker and describes it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;stealth phone spy software.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suspect your spouse is

cheating?â&#x20AC;? the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break the bank by hiring a private investigator.â&#x20AC;?

Company statement An emailed statement from Retina Software said the program is for the lawful monitoring of a cellphone that the purchaser of the software owns and has a right to monitor. If there is evidence the customer doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own the phone, the account is closed, the company said. The program is not intended or marketed for malicious purposes, the statement said. But Franken and supporters of his bill said there is no way to ensure the rules are followed. These programs can be installed in moments, perhaps while the cellphoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual owner is sleeping or in the shower. The apps operate invisibly to the cellphoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s user. They can silently record text messages, call logs, physical locations and visits to websites. All the information is relayed to an email address chosen by the installer. Even if people do discover the software is installed on

their phones, they often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do about it, said Rick Mislan, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology who specializes in mobile security and forensics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law enforcement usually wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help them because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got bigger fish to fry,â&#x20AC;? he said. Victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advocacy groups said Frankenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill is a common-sense step to curb stalking and domestic violence by weakening a tool that gives one person power over another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really, really troubling that an industry would see an opportunity to make money off of strengthening someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opportunity to control and threaten another individual,â&#x20AC;? said Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A domestic violence case in St. Louis County, Minn., helped persuade Franken to introduce his bill. A woman had entered a county building to meet with her advocate when she received a text message from her abuser asking her why she was

there, according to congressional testimony delivered last year by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Frightened, she and her advocate went to the local courthouse to file for a protective order. She got another text demanding to know why she was at the courthouse. They later determined her abuser was tracing her movements with an app that had been placed on her cellphone. The woman was not identified by name in the congressional testimony.

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Inquest into death of nurse in royal hoax LONDON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An inquest into the apparent suicide of a nurse duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge heard today that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes. Coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s officer Lynda Martindill said nurse Jacintha Saldanha was discovered hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe in her nursesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quarters on Friday by a colleague and a member of security staff at Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King Edward VII Hospital. Martindill said an attempt to revive Saldanha failed. The case is being treated as an apparent suicide. Police detective chief inspector James Harman said Saldanha, 46, also had injuries to her wrists. He told the inquest at Westminster Coronerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court that two notes were found at the scene and another among Saldanhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s belongings. He said there were no suspicious circumstances, meaning nobody else was involved in Saldanhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Harman said that police were examining the notes, interviewing the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, family and colleagues and looking at emails and phone calls to establish what led to her death.

He also said detectives would be contacting police in the Australian state of New South Wales to collect â&#x20AC;&#x153;relevant evidence.â&#x20AC;? Saldanha answered the phone last week when two Australian disc jockeys called to seek information about the former Kate Middleton, who was being treated for severe morning sickness. The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and Saldanha was tricked into transferring the call to a nurse caring for the duchess, who revealed private details about her condition.

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The DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, apologized for the prank in emotional interviews on Australian television, saying they never expected their call would be put through. The show was taken off the air and the DJs have been suspended indefinitely. A u s t r a l i aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s m e d i a watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, said Thursday it was launching an official investigation into whether radio station 2DayFM breached its broadcasting license conditions and the industry code of practice. Coroner Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned Saldanhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inquest until March 26.

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This map shows wildland-urban interface zones in the county. Depending on the zone, new construction in urban-wildland areas must meet certain fire safety requirements. In the ignition resistant zone 1 (red area), new structures must have a sprinkler system installed. Property

owners can lower an ignition resistant 1 to a ignition resistant 2 rating by setting up a defensible space and by using fire-resistant building materials, according to information from the Kittitas County Fire Marshal’s office. Defensible space plans must be submitted to the Kittitas County Fire Mar-

shal’s office before a permit is issued. Homeowners cannot build with traditional wood siding (unless it has a non-combustible treatment and a reapplication plan submitted by the homeowner), hardboard siding and engineered wood siding in zones 1 and 2.

RULES Continued from Page A1 Larsen said the code also is a way of slowing or halting the start and spread of wildfires from structure fires. “It’s been a talked-about issue for quite some time by the chiefs,” Larsen said earlier this week. “With the recent serious wildfires it’s really hammered home the need to have these codes in place (within the county’s fire districts).” Larsen said it’s going to take three to five years to recover from last summer’s wildfire damage “and we really can’t have any more fires like that.” There are eight fire protection districts in the county, each with its own area of jurisdiction and local governance, stretching from Vantage to Snoqualmie Pass.

Zones The proposed code divides up the county into zones reflecting how resistant it is to wildfire ignition, Larsen said. Those areas of less resistance that have a higher risk of wildfires are matched with construction standards and Fire-

“It’s been a talked-about issue for quite some time by the chiefs. With the recent serious wildfires it’s really hammered home the need to have these codes in place.”

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Millions sought for meningitis outbreak

Dennis O’Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention. He and his wife filed a lawsuit seeking $4 million in damages from the Massachusetts pharmacy that supplied the steroid injections, but it could take years for them to get any money back. The same is true for dozens of others who have sued the New England Compounding Center. O’Brien’s lawsuit is one of at least 50 federal lawsuits in nine states that have been filed against NECC, and more are being filed in state courts every day. More than 500 people have gotten sick after receiving injections prepared by the pharmacy. The lawsuits allege that NECC negligently produced a defective and dangerous product. Thirtyseven people have died in the outbreak. —Associated Press

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Building a bright spot

Snowballs with prizes will drop on Saturday EDA UPDATE Carolyn Honeycutt Ellensburg Downtown Association director

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Matt Wise serves up a fresh cinnamon roll at the recently opened Daily Bread Mercantile on South Main Street on Wednesday.

New bakery, mercantile aims to serve By MICHAEL GALLAGHER assistant editor

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att and Dana Wise opened the Daily Bread and Mercantile at 306 S. Main St. in Ellensburg with a goal that reaches beyond the bakery case and store shelves. “We want to be here as a bright spot in the community, to share the love of God with people. Our No. 1 goal is probably for that,” Matt Wise said. People will be able to find bread, pastries, deli meats and cheeses, sandwiches, bulk food and hard-to-find specialty items at the business. “We want to offer a quality product to the people,” Dana said. Matt owns an automotive business in town and Dana’s background is in baking and cooking.

Maurices holds toy drive in December

Maurices in downtown Ellensburg is holding a toy drive to benefit ASPEN and Care Net, according to a news release from the business. “While we participate in a number of Maurices-sponsored benefits throughout the year, we are especially proud when we

The EDA has really enjoyed creating and organizing Hometown Holidays, a tradition that will continue for many years to come. To wrap up the holiday celebration, we invite you to come down for Open! Open! Open!, Dec. 21-23. Many downtown merchants will stay open late Friday, all day Saturday, and in the afternoon on Sunday for your last-minute holiday shopping. On Saturday, Dec. 22, we’ll be in the holiday spirit with Silly Sweater Saturday. It’s a great way to gain some extra savings by wearing that nifty and festive garment. Check out ellensburgdowntown. org for a list of the 18 participating businesses. You might even get nominated by a merchant for a special prize.

A great year Brian Myrick / Daily Record

Dana Wise arranges baked goods at the recently opened Daily Bread Mercantile in Ellensburg. butchery,” Matt said. “It’s a little bigger now, but it still has the same high quality.” The main cheese line is Pearl Valley Cheeses out of northern Ohio, which is known for its Swiss cheeses. Matt said some of the meat and cheese products might be new to native Northwesterners, but if they try them they’ll enjoy the taste. “I’ve found out that people in the Northwest know nothing about Lebanon sweet baloney,” Matt said. Matt said the products are high quality but the prices are less than or comparable to grocery store deli prices. The shop also

offers meat and cheese deli trays.

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Name: Daily Bread and Mercantile Location: 306 S. Main St., Ellensburg Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Owners: Matt and Dana Wise

On the mercantile side, the Wises purchase specialty items in bulk and repackage in smaller quantities for people to acquire. “We have flour, spices and other things,” Matt said. One focus of the business is to respond to customer requests. Matt said he recently had a customer request black popcorn. He is now researching it to see what is available. Dana said they have friends in Idaho who have a similar store and they are modeling the Daily Bread and Mercantile after that. “It has a hometown atmosphere,

have the opportunity to support causes right here at home,” said store manager Michelle Long. The toy drive began Dec. 11 and continues through Dec. 20. Customers can drop off their donations any time during store hours. Items needed include childrens toys and infant toys. For each donation, people will receive a coupon for 20 percent off any one regularpriced Maurices item.

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WSU launches its own beef brand Washington State University is known for its Cougar cheese and Ferdinand’s ice cream. Now, it’s adding beef to the menu. The university is selling its own beef brand, WSU Premium Beef, which is harvested from local cattle that were raised by staff and animal science students.

Certainly 2012 was a great year for the EDA with some very successful events like the Hoedown, Buskers in the Burg, and Hometown Holidays. The new downtown website went live, 170 snowflakes went up, and the prototype of the new downtown trash receptacles was created by J. Dub. The committees are working on their 2013 plans and if you’d like to be part of the action, contact the EDA office. We are always looking for new volunteers.

Consider donating a cozy feeling,” Dana said. The Daily Bread and Mercantile opened its doors in mid November, but will have its official grand opening on Friday and Saturday (the business is typically not open on Saturdays).

BUSINESS BRIEFS ELLENSBURG

Hometown Holidays

Silly Sweater Saturday

From the bakery Dana bakes a variety of breads throughout the week with certain types available each day. For example, oatmeal and sourdough breads are available on Tuesdays. Matt said the bread is more of a country-style soft bread, rather than an artisan-style bread. “It’s the type of bread your grandmother baked,” Matt said. On the pastry side, Dana makes cinnamon rolls, Danish breads (individual Danishes and Danish braids) and cookies. Other items are done on special order. Their daughter, Kyra, does cupcakes on special order. “I also usually do some sort of scone every day,” Dana said. Matt said the primary line of meats is from John F. Martin Meats in Lancaster, Pa. “It was originally an Amish

lthough it hasn’t snowed much this holiday season, at 10 a.m. Saturday there will be a special blizzard in Rotary Pavilion during the first annual Great Snowball Drop. Hundreds of “snowballs” filled with great prizes, gift certificates, and specials will be falling from the sky, with the help of the Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue ladder truck. Have we got your attention yet? Are you curious? Well head on downtown and see what it’s all about. But don’t be late because the snowballs will drop and scatter at 10 a.m., just in time for you to get some special holiday savings. The event is sponsored by myellensburg. com.

The Angus choice beef runs roughly $5 a pound. Tom Cummings of WSU’s cattle operations said that price is comparable to what you’d pay in a high-end restaurant. The Wagyu beef runs about $9 a pound. Wagyu beef originated in Japan and is known for being extremely tender. WSU Premium Beef is available to the public in whole, half and quarter sizes and in boxed cuts. —staff and wire reports

As you wrap up 2012, we ask you to consider the Ellensburg Downtown Association as part of your charitable giving. There’s an easy “donate” button on the bottom of ellensburgdowntown.org to help you invest in making a difference in our downtown. We welcome any and all contributions. If you want to learn more about how easy it is to donate B&O tax to the EDA, we have several board members ready to assist you with the process. Before we know it, 2013 will be here. The Ellensburg Downtown Association wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. Carolyn Honeycutt is the director of the Ellensburg Downtown Association.


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Times have changed for watch industry Computers and phones used to tell time By RICK MONTGOMERY McClatchy News It showed 12:17 p.m. on all of the timepieces carried by students and young workers taking a break around a coffee

table at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. Travis Pinks checked both screens of his smartphone: “12:17 p.m.” And so it appeared on Johnny Stiles’

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laptop screen, on Sara Humphreys’ iPod Touch, on Garrett Rotert’s cellphone. It should not surprise that only one of the four of them, Humphreys, 21, wore a watch — mostly because of how it sparkled on her wrist. After all, that has been the trend in recent years. And none around the coffee table, when asked for the time, said “a quarter after 12.” Nobody said “about 20 past noon.” It was 12:17 p.m. “The magic of satellites,” Pinks noted. That ratio of just one wristwatch-wearer for every four people held up in a perusal of the lunchtime crowd at the student center. It also holds close to national marketresearch data on the millennial generation.

Most don’t wear a watch Most adults in their early 30s or younger don’t wear a watch on a regular basis. Strangely, these watch-tossing trends seem to be showing up everywhere but at the cash register. Wristwatch buying — that time-honored staple of the holiday shopping season — appeared to be on a fateful slump six or seven years ago, about the same time cultural pundits began to forecast how cellphone clocks would render the watch obsolete. But in the past three years, sales have recovered for moderately priced watches that speak more to fashion than timekeeping. And the fortunes have surged, sometimes by triple-digit percentages, for certain luxury brands selling for thousands of dollars, said Andrew Talbert of the market monitoring firm LGI Network. “That’s the rich getting rich-

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Watchmaker Mark Borel still sees demand for watch repair at Jules Borel & Co. in Kansas City. er” and buying a better Rolex even in lean times for most folks, Talbert reasoned. “We’re not in the business to understand or ask why. We just track the sales.”

Status symbol Stiles, 32, of Shawnee, Kan., isn’t buying even a basic Timex anytime soon. “Haven’t had a watch since before I joined the Army, what — 12 years ago?” Stiles said. “I see a wristwatch as formal attire … a status symbol. On my (electronic) devices, I’ve got a whole calendar — no need to strap on a watch.” For some, the wristband pinches. The crystal gets scuffed; the calendar date wanders off. The mainspring snaps, or the battery goes dead. One 19-year-old diner feared that if she wore a bulky watch at the day care center where she worked, it might pose a liability when she moved her arms a certain

way. No timepiece is worth a welt on a youngster, she said. “I’ve gotten two watches as gifts — they’re terrific watches — and I haven’t worn either in months,” echoed student Roman Permyakov, 21. “With the new Google glasses that are about to come out, why bother? You’ll be able to see everything you need right in front of your eyes.” So at least two schools of thought compete in the 21stcentury world of watches: the consumers who couldn’t be without, and those who couldn’t care less. “I’ve taken 100 phone calls, at least, on this topic of cellphones and the demise of the watchmaker,” said Jim Lubic of the trade group known as the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute. “Among younger people, yes, you’re seeing fewer wear watches on a regular basis. They’ll just keep a cellphone to tell time through college. “But once they hit their 30s

and find their career path, they’ll get a watch as a status symbol.”

Overall sales are up

True enough, the Jewelers of America said that “fine watches” continue to hang on to about 13 percent of the jewelry market, as it has been in recent years, and that overall sales of watches ticked up 3.5 percent this summer from a year earlier. Looming over future sales are those bare-wristed millennials: Less than a third of Americans ages 18 to 29 report wearing a watch at least most of the time, according to surveys by YPulse, a market researcher. The most commonly cited reason? “It’s unnecessary … since I always look at my phone to know the time.” Still, more than one-quarter of young adults tell YPulse they will sport wristwatches from time to time as fashion accessories.

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Attorney of Record: JEFF SLOTHOWER Lathrop, Winbauer, Harrel, Slothower & Denison L.L.P. P.O. Box 1088 Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-6916

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IN THE KITTITAS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON PROBATE

PUBLISH: December 13, 20, 27, 2012

upon receiving 24 hour advance notice. Contact (509) 9627508 for arrangements. Kittitas County complies with all ADA requirements. More information is online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/ notices/. /s/Julie A. Kjorsvik Clerk of the Board

Public Notice Kittitas County, Ellensburg WA

Decedent. No. 12-4-00089-1

The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation Directors Resolution No. 2012-5 Declaring a Regular Meeting Schedule for the Calendar Year 2013 January 3, 2013 1:00 p.m. February 5, 2013 1:00 p.m. March 5, 2013 1:00 p.m. April 2, 2013 1:00 p.m. May 7, 2013 1:00 p.m. June 4, 2013 1:00 p.m. July 9, 2013 1:00 p.m. August,13, 2013 1:00 p.m. September 3, 2013 1:00 p.m. October 1, 2013 1:00 p.m. November 5, 2013 1:00 p.m. December 3, 2013 1:00 p.m. PUBLISH: December 13, 2012

Public Notice Kittitas County, Ellensburg WA The Board of Commissioners will meet at 2pm on December 18, 2012 at the Commissioners' Auditorium, 205 W, 5th, Room 109, Kittitas County Courthouse, Ellensburg, WA to consider a franchise application by Mill Pond Mobile Home Park LLC for a Commercial Public Utility Franchise Application along Canyon Road. More information is online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/notices/.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative's attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) 30 days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: December 13, 2012 Personal Representative: JACOB S GILLASPY

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FIRST AMENDED SHERIFF'S NOTICE TO JUDGMENT DEBTOR OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

MARK J. JOHNSON and SHERRI JOHNSON, and the marital community comprised thereof, and MBR Properties, LLC, a Washington Corporation,

To: Mark J. Johnson, Sherri Johnson and MBR Properties, LLC, Judgment Debtor

The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners will meet at 2:00 pm on January 8, 2013 at the Commissioners Auditorium, 205 W, 5th, Room 109, Kittitas County Courthouse, Ellensburg, WA. The purpose of the public hearing is to review community development and housing needs, inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and receive comments on proposed activities, particularly from lower income persons and persons residing in the Vantage community. Up to $750,000 may be available to Kittitas County on a statewide competitive basis to fund public facility, community facility, economic development and affordable housing projects that principally benefit low- and moderateincome persons. An outline of the proposed Water District No. 6 project will be available for review at Kittitas County Public Works Department, 411 N, Ruby St, Ellensburg WA, from December 28, 2012 through January 8, 2013; during weekdays from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Comments may also be submitted in writing to Kittitas County Commissioners Office until January 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Public Notice Kittitas County, Ellensburg WA

The Superior Court of Kittitas County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Kittitas County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action.

The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners will meet at 2:00 PM on December 18, 2012 at 205 W. 5th Street, Room 109, Ellensburg, WA to consider applying the Wildland Urban Interface code throughout Kittitas County.

The property to be sold is described as follows: Assessor's Parcel/Tax ID Number â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parcel 1: 17-23-19050-0137 / 332933 Assessor's Parcel/Tax ID Number â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parcel 1: 17-23-19050-0109 / 050933

More information is online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/ notices/.

Lot 9, Block A, VANTAGE SUNLAND, a portion of Sections 19 and 20, Township 17 North, Range 23 East, W.M., Kittitas County, Washington, replat of STOCKDALES'S FIRST ADDITION TO VANTAGE, in the County of Kittitas, State of Washington, recorded in Book 4 of Plats, pages 68-70.

/s/Julie A. Kjorsvik Clerk of the Board

Parcel 1: VANTAGE SUNLAND-Replat Tax 1 of Lot 9 Block A Parcel 2: VANTAGE SUNLAND-Replat Lot 9 Less Tax 1; Block A

Publish: Daily Record: 12/6/12, 12/13/12

Also commonly known as : 500 Lakeview Avenue, Vantage, WA 98950. The sale of the property is to take place: Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: December 28, 2012

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Place: Kittitas County Courthouse 205 West Fifth Avenue Ellensburg, Washington 98926 Judgment Debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $422,353.39, together with interest, costs and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the sheriff at the address stated below. Dated this 21st day of November 2012.

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The Commissioners Auditorium is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made

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In Re the Estate of: DOYLE L GILLASPY,

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF KITTITAS

Gene Dana, Sheriff By: /s/ Sgt. Steve Panattoni Sgt. Steve Panattoni, Civil Deputy Kittitas County Sheriff's Office 307 W. Umptanum Rd. Ellensburg, Washington 98926 509-962-7525 PUBLISH: November 23, 29, December 6 and 13, 2012

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Dear Santa, My name is Sean. I am 7 years old. Is it cold up there? Can I have a Webkins? Can you get a knife set for my mom? Your are nice. Your friend, Sean Dear Santa, My name is Ryan. I have one of your elves. I want a phone. I am 8 years old. My dog wants a nerf ball. Who is your oldest elf? Your friend, Ryan

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Dear Santa, My name is Willow. Is Rudolph doing okay? For Christmas, I would like a candy corn mouse webkin. I would like a new sea horse webkin for my sister. You must have great amounts of kindness because you go around giving out presents to all the little children. Your friend, Willow Logan Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Shelby. I am 7 years old. Do your reindeer really fly? Can I have a Beany Boo please for Christmas. Can you get my dad some electrical guitar strings? You’re the nicest guy on earth. Your friend, Shelby Dear Santa, If you want to know one thing about me well, I play a little rough and I am silly. Santa, when is your birthday? I really would like my own little white board. Can you get my little brother a toy race car? Santa, thank you for being so nice. Your Friend, Sailor Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Carol. I am 8 years old. Do you have a reindeer named Rudolph? I hope for a stuffed horse for Christmas. Will you please get my brother, Trevor, a race car? You’re awesome. Your Friend, Carol Ritzenthaler

Dear SantaHi, my name is Nick. How old is your oldest reindeer? I would like an I-pod touch. My brother wants a laptop. You are the nicest person. Your friend, Nick

Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Emmett. I am 7 years old. Who is your best elf worker? Please, at Christmas write a note and tell me who it is. I want a football video game, please. Can you please get my mom some Scentsy stuff for Christmas? You are the best person that gives presents. Your friend, Emmett Dear SantaI am 8 years old. My name is Rebecca. What is your favorite food? I want a remote control car, an American girl doll, a movie called “Aquamarine”, and a real live horse. My sister really wants a sewing kit. You look good in red. I also want a computer. Your friend, Rebecca Johnson Dear SantaHi! My name is Olivia. I am 7 years old. Do you have a girl elf? I would like new earrings. Can you get my mom a snow globe? I hope you have a good night. Your friend, Olivia

Dear Santa, Hi, my named is Rusty. I am 7 years old. Santa, who is your oldest elf? I hope I get a toy race car for Christmas. Could you get my mom a snow globe? You’re the nicest guy on earth. Your friend, Rusty

Mrs. Jensvold’s Class 2nd Grade Lincoln Elementary Dear Santa, I like to paint pictures. Please give shoes to people that do not have some. Please give me three little bears. Thank you for caring about us. You are so kind to give us presents. Your friend, Alison Savage Dear Santa, I collect bouncy balls. Give my little brother, Phinoex, box cars to play with. I want Ninjagos. You make kids all over the world happy and you especially make me happy. Your friend, Caden Dear Santa, I like playing with animals. Please give people toys if they don’t have a lot. I like reading books. I want an ipad for Christmas. Thank you Santa for all the toys you give. Your friend, Carsyn Dear Santa, I am a student who loves doing math. Please make people have a good Christmas. Could I please have David’s Christmas? Thank you for giving people presents for Christmas. Santa you have always made people happy. Your friend, Devon James Sitton Dear Santa, I am a little girl who loves rabbits. Please give my brother three boxes of Pokemon cards on Christmas, please! I want a new charger for my Nintendo DS. Thank you for caring about the kids in Ellensburg. I love you so much. Your friend, Ellie B. (Love, Ellie B.) Dear Santa, You can give me anything. What I really want is a ring for my mommy. I love you. You are the best. I like what you give me. I want a new coat. Thank you for giving the children Christmas presents. Your friend, Ellie R.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Primarily because you’re likely to be a bit luckier than your competitors, social activities that contain elements of chance will prove to be quite enjoyable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It’ll be important for you to find a constructive outlet in which to release all of

your pent-up energy. If you instead keep all your restlessness bottled up, it’ll put you in an irritable mood. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your imagination will be easily stimulated when you are asked to improve upon the concepts of another. Everyone will marvel at the multitude of suggestions you’ll offer.

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Movie peeks at private life of FDR ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ stars Bill Murray as FDR

NEW YORK (MCT) — In one of the most famous photographs that doesn’t exist, the king and queen of England — hosted by the president and first lady of the United States — are eating hot dogs alfresco at the Roosevelt estate in upstate Hyde Park. It’s a shot many people think they know. And that never actually existed. “Photographers were not allowed at the picnic,” said playwright Richard Nelson, although his screenplay for “Hyde Park on Hudson” — which stars Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Olivia Williams as Eleanor and Laura Linney

as presidential mistress Daisy Stuckley — portrays the 1939 moment in a riot of news photographers’ flashbulbs. In their fictionalized picture, King George VI (Samuel West) is wolfing down a wiener — and demonstrating a taste for democratic dining. “We added that for dramatic effect,” Nelson said, “in order to show just how important a moment this was.” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” directed by Roger Michell, is the story of two love affairs — the one between England and America, and the one between FDR and his distant cousin Daisy. The political story

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Bill Murray stars as FDR in Roger Michell’s historical tale “Hyde Park On Hudson,” a Focus Features release. concerns Roosevelt’s genius at public relations — softening U.S. sentiment toward the coming war via something as simple as a hot dog. Sexual relations are something else again: The long-buried affair with

Daisy was uncovered only years afterward, suggesting that perhaps people who actually write diaries expect them, eventually, to be read. “Of course they do,” said Linney, whose Daisy wears boxy, ‘30s-era fashions and

has a reticence appropriate to a woman most people never even noticed. “She lived to be almost 100 years old, and that material spent decades under her bed. Some pages were destroyed and some pages were torn out of the diary, but she left them there under her bed, and she never mentioned any of it.” What she liked about Daisy, Linney said, was her sense of privacy. “She had the relationship. It was hers. It didn’t have to go any further than that.” That the proof of the Stuckley-Roosevelt alliance is based largely on the Daisy diaries may make it seem circumstantial, but the circumstances are considerable: The only two photographs of FDR in his wheelchair were both taken by Stuckley. When the presi-

dential library opened in Hyde Park, its first employee was Stuckley. She wasn’t Franklin’s only extramarital lover. She’s not even his only lover in the movie. “There’s a line from Virginia Woolf,” said Nelson, “that says when you talk about sex, you can’t really say you know the truth. But you can explain the conclusions you came to.” Nelson’s conclusions took the diaries into consideration, as well as what’s generally accepted, historically, as the Roosevelt story: that Franklin’s affair, years before his presidency, with his wife Eleanor’s secretary, Lucy Mercer, nearly blew up their marriage; and that Eleanor agreed to stay if he never saw Mercer — or anyone else — again. “We know he broke that promise many times,” Nelson said.

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What: Tulip’s Book Barn used book sale When: 1:15 to 4 p.m. Where: Basement of Hal Holmes Center

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Lessons and carols What: Ecumenical Service of Lessons and Carols When: 3 p.m. Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 1201 N. B St., Ellensburg

FAMILY NEW-MOVIE GUIDE courage is not knowing when to take a ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” life, but when to spare one.” Brian Myrick / Daily Record

Rating: PG-13 for “extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.”    What it’s about: An unassuming hobbit is added to a company of dwarfs as they march off to recover a treasure from a dragon. The kid attractor factor: Dwarfs, wizards, dragons and goblins. And a hobbit, in over his head. Good lessons/ bad lessons: “True

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