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Saturday, May 25, 1991
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E SPOKESMAN-REVIEW ano SPOKANE CHRONICLE Saturday, May 25. 1 991 . Spokane, Wash. Regional Digest FROM WIRE ,Suit alleges overcrowding, (Violence in detention unit louJn-E. Violence and overcrowding in the King County Lm ,.flclcnt'on center violate constitutional rights of the juveniles TJhYelawuitcon,cnds fil .u i CTca.n 9ivil Liberties Union and Evergreen Legal Services . tle wsuit in King County Superior Court on Wednesday. It j hat numtr of juveniles in the center be reduced by jialfand that staff be added. iietCnt-on center was completed in 1972. It was designed to . ' ' Juveniles but now houses up to double that number. 1. ercrwdin8 has resulted in numerous sexual assaults, fights and i avI? aS)rn8 to a brief filed by attorney Patricia Arthur. ,yDout 240 fights and 92 suicide attempts, gestures or threats have lawsuhconds SCVCn montls at detention center, the i But officials in the county Department of Youth Services say those are inflated and misleading. ir;NC8ative acti.ons suc as suicide attempts and fights have declined percent during the past four years, department director Harold Oteha said Wednesday. J King County Executive Tim Hill said the county would vigorously contest the lawsuit. s : Tougher clean-water laws sought L SEATTLE Several environmental and outdoor groups in the pacific Northwest have joined forces to push for tougher federal f lean-water laws. We must act now and with decisiveness to get a Clean Water Act Jworuiy of its name, said Pamela Pakker-Kozicki of WASHPIRO. 2 , "e 8roups said Thursday they want stronger protections to reduce Hne use of toxic chemicals, stop poison runoff, end sewage pollution, protect sensitive wetlands and increase citizen access to courts to .prevent pollution. , Lhher groups participating in the clean-water campaign include ;the American Oceans Campaign, Friends of the Earth, Puget Sound Alliance, Trout Unlimited and the Washington Environmental Coun- I A JJ S- House subcommittee is holding hearings this month on the authorization of the federal Clean Water Act. , , The environmental coalition wants to sway Washingtons congressional delegation to back tough new restrictions to keep the nations -water clean. Registered sex offender arrested - EVERETT A registered sex offender has been arrested in a knife attack on a 16-year-old Everett girl, r Darin Lee Dillinghman, 20, of Everett, was ordered held in the county jail Thursday on $20,000 bail for investigation of secondly degree assault. ? r Police found the girl Wednesday afternoon in a photo studio, par- tially disrobed and bleeding from numerous cuts on her arms, face and chest, Everett police spokesman Mark Sigfrinius said. Dillingham was arrested after he and his mother drove by the attack scene and an officer noticed that Dillingham matched the description of the attacker provided by the girl, Sigfrinius said. X Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Kathy Patterson on Thursday asked Judge Thomas Kelly to set $50,000 bail in the case. She !-said Dillingham has three prior convictions for indecent liberties and ; only recently was released from prison. ; Dillingham registered as a convicted sex offender with the county sheriffs office a month ago, sheriffs spokesman Elliott Woodall said. '4 Airline gives unused meals to poor 2 EAGAN, Minn. Chicken cordon bleu, beef stroganoff and other meals unused by Northwest Airlines passengers are being given to the homeless and needy, the airline announced. The program, called Under Our Wing, donates the unused meals Te local agencies that specialize in distributing perishable food. Food that would normally be discarded will be delivered to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, shelters for battered women and children, J. halfway houses and school lunch programs for underprivileged chil- dren, officials of the Eagan-based airline said Friday. ! Northwest is starting the program in Minneapolis-St. Paul and the Seattle-Tacoma area, and will expand to six more major U.S. cities by the end of the year, when Northwest plans to donate up to 1,500 meals per month. 2 In the first week of the program started this month in Minneapolis-;St. Paul, Northwest donated nearly 130 meals. Meanwhile, Northwest is looking to restore cutbacks made in its ; food service as a cost-cutting measure during the Persian Gulf crisis, 5 airline spokeswoman Christy Clapp said Friday. . Northwest reduced the size of some snacks and cut out meals on some shorter flights to offset rising fuel costs during the crisis, she ."said. WSU ordered to clean up dumps PULLMAN c The Whitman County Health Department has ordered Washington State University to clean up two dumps within three weeks. 5 The dumping violates state and county laws, according to a letter from county Health Director Jim Nebel to WSU President Sam TSmith. The letter also orders the university to remove the waste from I both sites within 2 1 days. WSU can haul all of the material to the county landfill, Nebel 'said. k The two recently discovered dumps are adjacent to or near the main campus. '1 One site contains mostly silage but also manure, paper, metal, y -toncrete, plastic, coal ash and animal remains. The other contains r coal ash and animal bedding from the veterinary clinic. 4 Department of Ecology officials have said components of the coal sh could leach into the ground and taint water. j Abortion foe guilty of false report YAKIMA Anti-abortion protester Jere Irwin, a prominent f -Yakima businessman, was convicted in district court of making a 3alse or misleading report to police in February. I District Judge George Mullins gave Irwin a 90-day suspended sen- fence, a $500 fine and ordered him to stay at least 250 feet away t-from the Feminist Womens Health Center, a clinic where abortions 1 4re available, for a year. ; j Irwin, 54, used the phone in his car to call the police on Feb. 9 Jfrom a spot near the clinic. He reported that a babys limbs were toeing torn from its body. t' n closing arguments Thursday, Assistant City Attorney Susan 1 -Woodard said Irwin deliberately misled police operator Yvonna Swart. Swart testified she thought a child was being injured on the JjBut defense attorney Thomas Olmstead argued that Irwin was ! being precise when he said that a childs limbs were being ripped .from its body, instead of using the word abortion. Police Officer David Strother said when he arrived, Irwin asked . bim to view a videotape of a May 1989 protest at the clinic to identify an officer. ? He faces trial next month for allegedly obstructing an officer at 2 ;that protest. His first conviction on that charge was overturned on -appeal, and two subsequent trials ended in hung juries. " Jrwin has filed a $3.5 million police brutality and wrongful arrest iaim against the city for the 1989 arrest. REPORTS Pesticide Associated Press YAKIMA Boise Cascade Corp.s plan to spray the insecticide carbaryl over 11,500 acres of forest infected with spruce budworm has been appealed by environmentalists. The company said Thursday the appeal could scuttle plans to spray this year, allowing the pest to damage or kill more trees near Goldendale. Six groups, led by the Washington Toxics Coalition and Washington Environmental Council in Seattle, filed the appeal with the state Forest Practices Appeals Board in Olympia this week. The appeal demands the board reverse the state Department of Natural Resourcess preliminary approval Loggers protest rulings Associated Press PORTLAND Hundreds of frustrated timber workers rallied outside a union hall Friday to protest the latest in a series of court rulings protecting a threatened owl species that have slowed Northwest logging. The rally preceded a hearing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its plan to set aside 1 1.6 million acres of forests in three Northwest states as habitat for the northern spotted owl. Fridays hearing was the last of four in the region. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge William Dwyer in Seattle blocked the U.S. Forest Service from selling timber on more than 66,000 acres in Washington, Oregon and northern California. The hearing was called after a request by environmentalists, led by the Audubon Society, for a permanent injunction to halt the sales. Federal wildlife officials have until August to present a revised protection plan, which would be subject to a new round of public hearings. A final plan is to be completed by the end of the year. The Forest Service halted all new timber sales within owl habitat Friday in compliance with Dwyers ruling, spokesman Jim Sanders said in Washington, D.C. In the meantime, the Forest Service will offer about 1 billion board feet of timber for sale this year outside owl habitat on national forests in Oregon and Washington, Sanders said. That compares with 5 billion board feet offered and 3.9 billion board feet sold last year, he said. Turnout at the rally, estimated at 500 by organizers, was far smaller than the 2,500 who showed up at a similar protest in Olympia, Wash., on Thursday. Were absolutely going down the tubes, said Tom Hirons, who Parade for troops may be canceled for lack of funds Associated Press SEATTLE A parade for troops returning from the Persian Gulf War may have to be canceled for lack of money, the main organizer said. Alan Silverman, owner of Festivals Inc., said Thursday that after six weeks of fund raising, donations amounted to $15,000 in cash and $63,000 in goods and services, with about $253,000 needed to pay for Operation Welcome Home" on June 22. I cant bankrupt my company, Silverman said. If I raise $90,000 (more), Ill hold the parade. In an interview with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial boat'd, Silverman said many potential corporate donors had been deterred by controversy over the event. Peace activists withdrew from participation earlier. Internal Revenue Service officials have indicated the event might be denied tax-exempt status. Silverman said he hoped 250,000 to 300,000 people would watch the troops march along Fourth Avenue from Jackson Street to the Seattle Center. Father states innocence Associated Press AZALEA, Ore. The father of missing 2-year-old Tommy Gibson says he had nothing to do with his sons disappearance, despite state police allegations he probably killed the boy accidentally while shooting at a cat. Anythings possible with firearms, but I can say absolutely that I had nothing to do with Tommys disappearing I have no idea what hap- Kned to him, Larry Gilson, a rnglas County sheriffs deputy, told The Oregonian newspaper. Gibsons lawyer said allegations made in a state police affidavit actu spraying of the spraying and order DNR to develop an environmental impact statement. DNR issued its preliminary approval in late April. Aerial application of carbaryl plus diesel oil over an area of 1 1,500 acres will have significant adverse environmental impacts, contends the appeal, filed by Hood River, Ore., attorney Jay F. Sherrerd. Other appellants include the Mid Columbia Resource Advocates, Columbia River United, Columbia River Audubon Society and People for Peace and Life. Boise Cascade had hoped to begin spraying within the first two weeks of June. The company contends a tenta I' Sue Olsen of Molalla, Ore., holds Andy Kerr during a protest Friday in owns a small timber company in Mill City. He said he has been out . of work for seven months. Mike Draper, executive secretary of the Western Council of Industrial Workers, told the crowd that Dwyers decision is going to shut down plants in the Pacific Northwest immediately. Dwyer ordered the Forest Service to develop a plan by March 1992 to protect the owl. The bird lives almost exclusively in the regions oldest and tallest forests and has been listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. DEA agent shoots man to death during drug raid Associated Press YAKIMA One man was shot to death by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent in Wenatchee and a second man was arrested after H6 kilos of cocaine were delivered to an undercover agent, the DEA said. Jose de Jesus Garnica Lucas, 24, an illegal alien, was ordered held without bail on drug charges Friday by U.S. Magistrate James Hovis during a court appearance in Yakima. Garnica and the dead man, Nativi-dad Valadez Corral, were in a Wenatchee motel room Thursday night, according to a DEA statement. Two men had delivered cocaine to a DEA undercover officer at the motel, the agency said. That officer then gave a signal and other officers stormed into the room at the Red Lion Inn. As they entered the first suspect pulled a semi-automatic pistol from under his jacket and began to point it at the officers, the news release said. A DEA agent from the Yakima office fired a single shot, hitting Corral in the chest. He died at the scene, the news release said. No additional shots were fired, the release said. ally may be hindering efforts to return Tommy to his family. The Gibsons strongly fear that this stage of the investigation would , cause people to believe Tommy is dead and cause the volunteers and the police to lessen their efforts to search for him, attorney Charles Lee wrote in a prepared statement. The affidavit for the search warrant speaks for itself and puts forth as strongly as possible everything that might lead one to believe Larry Gibson is responsible for his sons disappearance, Lee wrote. That argument for guilt is not strong. No arrests have been made afid au- 1 I of forest appealed tive hearing scheduled June 27 before a judge is too late and would effectively kill the spray program. The company intends to ask the board to move up the hearing date. The Western spruce budworm is blamed for defoliating millions of acres of forests in Oregon and Washington in recent years. The insect during its caterpillar stage consumes new foliage on trees, stunting their growth and sometimes killing them. Then it turns into a moth and lays eggs in other trees. Early June is the best time to hit the pest with carbaryl, also known as Sevin, said Phil Hess, chief forester of Boise Cascade regional headquarters in Yakima. AP photo an effigy of environmentalist Portland. There is a substantial risk that logging another 66,000 acres, before a plan is adopted, would push the species past a ' population threshold from which it could not recover, Dwyer wrote. The Forest Service had argued that the land covered only 1 percent of the owls critical habitat. People who spoke at the hearing criticized environmentalists and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Charlene Ems of Molalla, a mill town south of Portland, said environmental groups consist of people who have ... no concept of what working for a living is all about. The DEA heads a central Washington anti-drug task force that includes officers of the Washington State Patrol and Yakima city and county law officers. All were involved in this investigation, along with the Columbia River Drug Task Force of Wenatchee. The name of the agent who fired the shot was - withheld, said Wenatchee police Capt. Greg Boles. A federal criminal complaint issued for Garnica said he was being held pending charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The complaint alleged that on May 6, Garnica sold two ounces of cocaine to DEA Agent Darold Weeks for $1,800 in Wenatchee. The complaint said Garnica sold another ounce to Weeks on May 16 for $900 and made plans to sell six kilograms. On Thursday night, Garnica and Corral arrived at Weeks room at the motel. Corral delivered the cocaine and agreed to a $40,000 sale price, the complaint alleged. At that point Weeks gave a signal and the other agents entered. in sons disappearance thorities said none is planned soon. Tommy Gibson disappeared March 18 from the front yard of his familys mobile home at the end of a country road in the southern Oregon community of Azalea. To gain a warrant to search the Gibson home Wednesday, state police filed an affidavit in Douglas County Circuit Court saying the investigation had effectively eliminated the possibilities that Tommy Gibson had wandered off or been abducted by a stranger. The affidavit cited interviews with witnesses and evidence leading investigators to believe that the boyt proba Hess expressed dismay over the j timing of the appeal filed in the last days of a comment period. "Theyre obstructionists, Hess said. , Cha Smith, coalition director, said-,; limited resources and a heavy work- load slowed the appeal. Boise Cascade forester Bill How-. 2 ard said the companys spraying plan v exceeds state requirements. ' Boise has tripled the buffer zone,; for spraying near waterways from the state-mandated 100 feet to 300 feet,, Howard said. 2 It certainly is going to help allevi-'-ate the impacts to the water . : . but drift is known to occur more than 300 feet, Smith said. ; Deer Park bond issue grew 27 ( By John Craig J Stiff writer The Deer Park school bond mea-'- sure on Tuesdays ballot grew about i 27 percent, from $6 million to $7.6 2 million, from the two proposals voters , rejected last year. Most of the price hike can be at- ; tributed to an additional 22,185 square feet of either new or renovated -space, said Superintendent Steve 2 Rasmussen. He cited enrollment Z growth and a desire for larger ele- mentary classrooms than previously - planned. I The 20-year bond measure would " cost property owners an estimated $3.32 per $1,000 of assessed value in its first year. Rasmussen acknowl-edged the cost, $ 1 32.80 a year for the owner of a $40,000 home, is scary. 2 Its been 14 or 15 years since the 2 last bond measure, and voters may ; feel the same sticker shock as'. -someone who hasnt bought a new car in a long time, Rasmussen said. Still, he said Deer Park is in great shape to finance a bond measure be- " cause its total school taxes are $4.08 per $1,000. Most other Spokane County districts have rates around. ' $7, he said. Despite the increase in the Deer.- Park bond proposal since last year, Rasmussen is optimistic it will pass. ; He said district supporters have regis- tered 200 to 300 new voters since the 2 proposal failed by nine votes last 2 May. 5 The bond measure needed a 60 percent majority, but received only', 57.1 percent in February 1990 and- 59.4 percent in May 1990. At that time, the district had only X one preschool class for handicapped. 2 children, but it now has three. ; District officials also want more'. space so they can accommodate a 10 percent enrollment increase without! another bond measure. T A decision to reroof Arcadia Ele- 2 mentary and replace the schools elec- 2 trie heating system with a gas unit also has driven up the bond cost since ; last year. ; 2 He said some questions have been . answered since last years bond pro- posals, including the location of a new 2 elementary school and disposition of 2 one to be replaced. - ; The old Deer Park Elementary,- built around 1920, is to become the Z district administration building. It , would house all the districts special - services and a community meeting hall. Money to remodel the building ' would come from sale of the existing 2 administration building and about 816 acres of the Deer Park Elementary campus. The new elementary building' 2 would be next to Arcadia Elementa-.' ", ry. It would house preschoolers J through second-graders. Kinder- gartners no longer would be exiled to an old school in the nearby communi- ty of Clayton. 2 Arcadia, which would be remod- f eled to eliminate its now-discredited open-concept construction, would house third through fifth grades. The . -side-by-side buildings each would . have about 350 students and would Z. share kitchen and other facilities. Deer Park Junior High would be extensively remodeled and enlarged. - Deer Park High School would 2 receive minor remodeling to improve 22 energy efficiency, and its now-un-. needed wood shop would be converted to a two-story classroom area. . -2 bly was killed accidentally when his. father shot a neighbors cat with his 2 .45-caliber pistol before heading off for his daily jog. I I The affidavit suggested that the 2 boys body was hidden in the trunk of Gibsons patrol car while people ' searched the area. ; Gibson noted that the affidavit said -he had passed a polygraph test March 22. He added there is no evidence his 2 son is dead, and he hoped the search of his home would convince investiga- ' tors they should devote their efforts to 2. finding his son. Gibson said he still 7 believed his son had1 been abducted. J c

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