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Pade-2 May 3. 2001 Quad City. Hera!d Something to think for Day 2002 The following arlJcles are not necessarily the views of the Quad City Herald or its employees. By Don c. Bruneli President Association of Washington Business While turning over my vegetable gar- den on Earth Day (April 22) I thought a lot about the differences between the Sierra Club and business groups like ours on the environment. I wondered if there are ways to patch up some of the differences. On issues like oil and natural gas explo- ration in Alaska's 19 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AMWR), the answer is probably not. On this Earth Day, the battle lines were drawn over drilling in ANWR. Oppo- nents paint a picture of oil wells punched everywhere and wildlife scattering to avoid the service vehicles. But it wouldn't be that way at all. Technology has im- proved, and only a tiny fraction of the mammoth area would be open to oil ex- ploration. I' ve been to Prudhoe B ay where m uc h of America's domestic crude oil is pumped and sent southward for refin- ing. Thanks to new technology, the Prudhoe Bay facilities look nothing like the old oil fields of Southern Cali- fornia, Texas or Pennsylvania. These production facilities are like small cit- rus incorporated in a series of build- ings on the tundra where grizzly and polar bears, caribou, arctic fox and other wildlife roam freely as if hu- mans were not present. The oil wells are concentrated in small areas next to one another and drilling is done dur- ing the winter to minimize the impact on the environment. After seeing f'wst hand how little area has been impacted on Alaska's North Slope, I believe exploration and develop- ment- if it vans out- can haDoen in way that virtually leave the Refuge undis- turbed. Realizing that my views probably will be reconciled with folks in the Sierra Club in the next year. The question is "are there some environmental projects where business and environmental groups can work cooperatively?" The answer is, yes. Old abandoned induslrial sites, com- monly called "brownfield," can be re- claimed if we cooperated to vigorously challenge the impediments that prevent their restoration and redevelopment. There are an estimated 500;000 such sites in the nation. Brownfields are bad for the environment, bad for the people who live near them, and bad for the economy. They are often contaminated, and local governments, already burdened by the loss of factory jobs and tax revenues, must pay to maintain existing water lines, sewers and roads servicing the area near the aban- doned sites. In addition, because many brownfields are contaminated for tied up in lawsuits, companies turn instead to "Greenfield" sites for new factories-most often produc- tive farm or forestlands. When a company builds a factory on a new site, local taxpay- ers must provide streets, roads; water, sew- ers, schools, and police and fire protection to accommodate the growth new jobs at- tract. Meanwhile, urban industrialized ar- eas are let to decay. In the next year, hopefully we can find ways to take a significant portion of our legal fees and divert them to cleaning up old industrial sites. By finding common solutions, we can use energy efficiently, apply new pollu- tion and chemical recycling technol- ogy and bring safe, family-wage jobs back to these sites. If we can cooperatively begin to restore brownfield sites in the next year, Republi- cans and Democrats, liberal and conserva- fives, and business and environmental groups can f'md something to really cel- ebrate on Earth Day 2002. From the Pages of the Past May 6, 1921 Last Friday night, while Agent McArea and son were at the Elliott Theatre, at the movies-someone was moving $160 out of the money drawer at the G.N. Depot. The burgular then went thru the living A Mother-Scout banquet was held at the civic league clubhouse in Pateros Wednesday night. Don Marsh, assistant leader, was toastmaster for the evening. Norman Jess's welcome talk was answered by Mrs. James Accord. quarters and proceeded to turn - Winston Meredith and Clarence everything up-side-down, but found. ,$kylstad sang a vocal duet /, nothing he wanted A baby boy was born last Saturday the proud parents were Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Alexander. Those who were neither absent nor tardy for the month are: Richard Bassett, Victor Nelson, Willis Thacker, Raymond Thacker, Fulton Woods, Bobby Woods, Phillip Sines, Frank Marsh, Anna Jolly, Irene Elliott, Maxine Elliott, Pearl Haley, Ella Knowlton, Margaret Nelson, Evelyn Nicholas, Annie Woods, Katherine Woods, Opal Thrape, Hazel Crossland, Ernest Crossland, Louella Jolly and Alice Jolly. Charles Teegarden of Methow, former county commissioner, has been selected to have charge of the maintenance work on the Chelan- Okanogan Highway in Okanogan County. May 1, 1931 Mr. Featherstone and family moved into the Knowlton house recently. A varied musical program was presented at the auxiliary Card Party Wednesday night. Byron Stubbs sang several solos. Mrs. Legg and sister of Pateros sang a duet, "The Tramp's Specialty". The Brewster ladies quartet composed of Mrs. N.C. Evans, Mrs. Luther Perkins, Mrs. Bramhall and Mrs. Mac Donald gave several numbers. Lloyd Miller, Lynn Dick, Wilson Lockridge and Freddie Warner still hold perfect records in oral spelling having missed not a word since we commenced the subject January 13. Last Wednesday the Seniors successfully evaded the Juniors and sneaked to Penticton, B.C. Three cars made the trip, the party "included the Seniors, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Holland, Francis Whitinger and .Mr. Huggins. Eithel Perica and Bernice Bassett will represent the high school at a typing contest to be held an Okanogan. May 2, 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pederson recently bought an interest in the John Rue orchard at the mouth of Gold Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Otto purchased the old Haight place and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Danzl the Theo Mills ranch on McFarland Creek. The Otto and Danzl families moved to their respective places Saturday. A fire started around the chimney at about 11"45 a.m. last Thursday, completely destroyed the house occupied by the Clarence Holbrook family, a half block back from Chris Street in Pateros. May 3, 1951 ~" ' Busy weekend for Apple Blos- som Festival Princesses. Miss Norma Davidson, Princess Bridge- port. Miss Maria Cavadini, Princess Mansfield. Miss Maribeth Nordang, Princess Pateros. Miss Shirley Williams, Princess Brewster. A new bank for Bridgeport, the Chief Joseph State bank opened for business this week. Cashier and manager of the bank is W.K. Harper. JJ. Gilmour is assistant cashier. First Girls Softball league game for Pateros will be May 13 with Malott here. Lineup for the teams win over Larson Air Base WAFs from Moses Lake Sunday was Chick Pryor, catcher; Lou Neff, pitcher;, Carol Gerringer, first base; Lorraine Brownlee, second base; Betty W. Moore, shortstop; Betty Moore, third base Barbara Harrison, leftfield; Lois Peterosn, centerfield; Joan Neff, rightfield. Patsy Moore and Janice Parkman were substitutes. Charles Cook is coach. Jack and Stanley Goehry were called back into the Air Corps this week. George Payne, formerly of Seattle and Bremerton, has con- strutted and opened for business an ultra modern motel in Bridgeport. May 4, 1961 The Bridgeport Car6 was re- opened by Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Martin, longtime residents of the area. "Pateros Precious Teens" is the theme of the community Float that will represent Pateros in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival parade. Mrs. Daniel Ott was hostess on Saturday April 29 at a party in honor of the 6 birthday of her son Joey. Guests were Gregory Van Slyke, Dickie Brooks and Phillip Lilly. Pastsy Knowlton is Brewster High School 1961 class Valedicto- rian, and Edna Lynn Harkins in the Salutatorian. Bill Word, Brewster will assume the presidency of the Bridgeport Bowling association succeeding Duane Hardie of Bridgeport. G. Hipskind in vice president; Nelson Morrow, secretary-treasurer. Executive directors elected are Don Hardie, Bridgeport and John (Reed) Thomsen, Mansfield. May 6, 1971 An outstanding performance by Bridgeport Tom Rea, at the Peshastin Dryden invitational track and field meet, in the pole vault highlighted the event. Rea estab- lished a new meet record and first place honors with a vault of 12 feet 3 inches. He also took second in the 440-yard dash. Mike See was voted president of the student body for 1971-72 by the students at Bridgeport High School. Other officers are Guy Payne, vice president; Gall Miller, secretary; and Janet Gross, treasurer. Cheer- leaders elected were Shan Gross, Debbie Davis, Judy Hardie and Sandi Hayes. Frank LaFayette Jr former operator of Frankies Market in Brewster has purchased the Western Market in Wenatchee, taking possession Mayl. "May Day Basket" Editor's Note: Normally, we don't publish amateur poetry. However, we were extremely intrigued by the story behind this one so we let it go. It's more or less a "thank you" note to a man who has brought a measure of happiness into someone's life. The rest of the story is in the poem. By Viola Alexander A little boy with a May Day basket, Come knocking at my door; He would knock and run, the chase was on, He would giggle and say that was fun. This went on for several years; The little boy kept growing tall; One year he ran so fast he took a nasty fall. I caught him and kissed him, And he went on his way smiling, laughing and yelling back "You won't catch me next May Day." This May Day just about dark; A knock comes at my door. I opened it wide, and looked outside, and they're in a lovely vase a dozen long stemmed red roses, staring me in the face. "Gary Walker where are you ", I say with a smile "Now that you're older, you deliver in style" I looked around the corner and standing there with a impish grin a little boy grown tall; into a six-foot man. More like you we need our nation, Bridging the gap on the generations, renewing the memo- ties of the young and the old. Bringing flowers on May Day, your thoughtfulness unfolds. Here's a big kiss for you Gary, and a big Thank You; too, It's been nice knowing a young man like you. May 7, 1981 Brewster High School's Boogie Band placed second in the Apple Blossom Festival Parade, under the direction of Drum Major Tom Reichert and Director Dick Tho- mas. Thomas Heath, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Health, Brewster, has been awarded a $1000 Philip L. Iaminger Scholarship at Washing- ton State University. QUAD CrrY HERALD LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The following Letters to the Editor am not necessanly the views of the Quad City Herald or its employees. Fish over generation humans Open letter to Governor Locke. We are concerned that fish will take precedence over humans. The credibility of our Governor and state agencies to uphold the citizen' s rights is poor to say the least, re- peal the shorelines and ergonom- ics rules. Only 2-3% of water used in the state is used for agriculture, one of the top incomes for the state. It seems asinine that you would allow the dev- astation of this income and the fami- lies involved. Cutting junior water rights would only save 1/2 of 1% of water used. We believe our state agencies have been allowed to run ramped over our legislators' intent. We in rural Washington have seen agencies squander our tax dollars just because they have them to spend. This past summer a"Fish Unfriendly" culvert was replaced, the basic size remained unchanged for 65 years. This $680,000.00 extravagation is now capable of passing a whale, all on a creek that is adjudicated with no instream flow water. According to old timers, never any salmon, and only resident steelhead. They are now being threatened to give up lawfully held water. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has the right idea, hatchery fish that can go over nine dams spend three to four years in the ocean and return the same route really do have the right to spawn. With our state being listed as first to fourth, as the most busi- ness unfriendly in the nation is it any wonder that Boeing is leav- ing. This should be a wake up call to our liberal policies. Is it any wonder that rural Wash- ington wants secession? John W. Umberger, President Okanogan County Farm Bureau Quad City Herald Established 1901 Ike Vallance Editor & Publisher Published every weekonThumday at Brcw~er, Washington. Entered as periodocalt matter at the Post Office, Box 37 in Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington 98812. Telephone (509) 689- 2507. Periodicals postage paid at Brewster, Wash- ington USPS 241-920. postmaster, please send change of address to Quad City Herald, Box 37, Brewster, Washington 98812. and conservation To the Editor: ing over $1 million per month in This is in response to the letters in power costs and are planned to shut localpapersquestioningwhythePUD down in August. is installing diesel generation instead This second action the PUD took of focusing on conservation and re- was to immediately reduce electrical newable energy sources, use. A buy-back program was of. In early February the PUD was fered to irrigation and commercial advisedthatgenerationatWellsDam customers to disconnect major pot- would be substantially below nor- Lions or all of their equipment. The mal with shortages in electricity be- PUD paid these customers the same ginning in May. Utilities are required amount it would have cost to gener- to replace that deficit with other gen- ate this power withdiesel units. Un- ,eration or purchase from the market, der this program, the PUD will pay which is at historically high prices, back about $1 million to our custom- The generation had to be in large ers, mostlyirrigation.Putting$1mil- quantities and operational in May. lion in the agricultural economy has Failure to develop replacement gen- substantial benefit dnnng these hard eration would subject PUD custom- times. ers to the same risk of blackouts as Conservation by all our customers California. is also important to reduce the de- Renewable energy sources simply mand for electricity. For years, the are not available in large quantity, PUDhasofferedresidenfialandcom- quickly or cost effective. The only mercial interest free loans, energy option was to install units that bum efficient appliance rebates, free en-' gas or diesel. Other utilities in the ergyaudits, and workshops. The PUD region have faced the same problem recently started selling compact fluo- and arrived the same answer. The rescent bulbs in all District offices at PUD located and ordered 16 diesel cost, and other energy saving pro- generators to meet this deficit. These grams are being developed. 16 units are still of marginal capacity The PUD's vision is clear. The as projections indicate there are three first priority is to avoid blackouts months during the next year when for any customers and second to shortages are still possible. These provide electric power in the most units will start arriving May 7 cost-effective manner. The crisis While the search to find and per- brought on by the drought in the chase these units was being con- northwest and deregulation in dueled, we were advised the drought California will present some short has worsened and generation deficits term cost impacts. The long-term would actually begin in April. To solution is to develop more gen- address this emergency, six tempo- crating sources to avoid a repeat rary diesel unites were located for of these events. rental and were installed and running Sincerely, in ten days. These units are now sav- Harlan Warner, Manager A big card of thanks Dear Editor, My brother broke his orbital bone, On April 19 I attended a Pateros fractured his face in two places, and Boys High School baseball game. broke his nose. My brother got hit in the face with a Future surgery is likely needed to baseball.Thiscausedextensivebleed- put his sinus pocket back in place, ing and a great need for assistance. I and to remove bone back the strue- would like the thank the umpires, Lured into his nasal pathway.Recov- coach,mammates,911assistance, and cry is going well. the help of the parents as ice, rags, Devon Worsham, a big thank-you and a phone were provided, to you for showing concern and help- Likemanyotherparentslobserved ing our family with our dogs as we and questioned why?, we received headed to Wenatchee for our Emer- no assistance from our administra- gency that evening. Thank you Dr. Lion level as they stood in the crowd. Linda Niehaus for referral to a spe- I was later informed their training cialist. And I would also Hke to say provided them to do crowd control, thanks dad! verses medical assistance. Melody Ervin Cont'dfrompagel princess Kali Ellis, grand mar- can Legion. Chamber officials are shal Bill Morgan and grand lady thinking about sponsoring a parade Bonnie Gardener attended the downtown and concessions in the meeting to talk about 49er Days park, but have not made decisions events. They include dances, a about either, parade on Saturday, a packing contest, Shannon Meader, queen of the cowboy poetry and lots of food. 49er Days celebration in Winthrop, People who want tickets for Sat- urday night's dance can buy them in advance on Saturday afternoon, at the Winthrop Barn. Brenda White, public relations director for Okanogan Douglas Hos- pital, announced the hospital is sponsoring a health fair Saturday, May 19. Desk the Editor By Doris Vallance Grandpa and I, I use the name refer- ence to point out the age bracket we are in - old. We went shopping for nicer, than a pair of jeans, clothing Saturday for upcoming granddaughter's wedding, like a suit for him and a dressy dress for me. Our golden anniversary has passed us by and l'm sure that was the last com- plete dress suit husband has ever owned. Ok, throw in a polyester one, years back, but that doesn't really count as a dress suit. We were overwhelmed by size struc- ture, short, regular, long. We were over- whelmed by the increase in body size, and were overwhelmed by price. Over- whelmed we made his purchases, com- plete with white shirt and tie, looks mighty take wing, and not able to get off the ground. Not a pretty sight/ After ump- teen more looks, reality hit me no amount of fluff or frill is going to camouflage what is. I came home empty handed.t Yesterday we received a big, lightweight box in the mail; as usual I could hardly wait to get back to the office for opening. Hadn't ordered anything, so really questioned what it could be. Inside the big box with lots of sticky Styrofoam pieces, was a little box with an over supply of tape sealing it tight shut. One end finally cut away enough, to pull out a clock. Not an ordinary clock, this one with the numbers scrambled on the bottom side with bold two words above "who cares". As we are laughing about this silly faced clock, questioning nice too/ where to hang it, this nice (?) lady came Off we went in search of dressy dress, forth with "that sure fits this place". which my personality nor body are con- ducive to. I plucked a couple for try on, both a size larger than I last remember buying. I liked the print, lightweight, chiffon type material, with full over jacket. The ensemble exaggerated my already to plump body. I appeared to be trying to And we have Bill Kegley to thankfor this clever new conversation piece, now hanging on the wall in the Editor's office/