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1 a wwwbellinghamheraldcom NATION The Bellingham Herald Saturday January 12 2002 A5 Panel calls for end to Amtrak monopoly in some areas monopoly provider of long-distance trains would be competing with private companies to operate trains But tracks and stations as well as its authority to make rail policy would be distributed among state federal and private entities The plan approved 8-1 by the Amtrak Reform Council is only a recommendation Congress will decide Amtrak's future after it receives a final version of the council plan Feb 7 The council opted for the most stead of people Now some hope that freight railroads might be interested in bidding for passenger routes Byron Boyd Jr international president of the United Transportation Union recently called for a of union leaders and freight company executives Edward Hamberger president of the Association of American Railroads said he has not been involved in any discussions about freight railroads returning to passenger service trying to do is produce a new national rail passenger system that works and is modem and meets the needs of this country and this Gil Carmichael the chairman said before the vote Amtrak officials would not comment But the executive director of the National Association of Railroad Passengers Ross Capon said the plan the fundamental question is not which preferred method of reorganization you Capon said "The real question is are we willing to pay for a passenger rail Bruce Richardson president of the United Rail Passenger Alliance said the plan would improve the national rail network time you have competition as the late Soviet Union learned the better off you are" Richardson said Congress and President Nixon created Amtrak in 1970 to take over passenger service from freight railroads who wanted to concentrate on moving cargo in ets were public funds and thus inappropriate to bear the expenses of the trip he said The trip cost $69255 including $10000 the group used to charter a bus Sept 11 to bring them home from Houston where they landed minutes after the terrorist attacks and air travel nationwide came to a standstill The cost also includes $11349 in salaries and benefits for travelers who were paid for part of their time during the trip Those costs were later covered by vacation time or foundation funds Heiner said The travelers themselves paid $30903 toward the cost of the Jrip The college was allowed to pay for the remainder with funds from Whatcom Community College Foundation a private nonprofit entity that serves as the fund-raising arm and from the Exceptional Faculty Award fund Long said The regarding the travel expenses were not listed as a or a violation of the law in the annual audit But they were outlined as an area of concern in a letter to the college recommend the College refrain from using public funds for private the auditors wrote closely scrutinize and document the public purpose for all In the past Heiner and other staff members have traveled to other countries in hope of encouraging students there to attend the college International students bring $1 million a year in tuition to the college he said Have student will travel am personally responsible for recruiting a dozen of last he said One of those students is a Peruvian who met Heiner on a previous trip to Peru when he was establishing a sister-college relationship with a university there he said Those recruitment trips were paid for with funds from the International Student programs Heiner said The latest trip about recruiting new students Heiner said But he hopes it will benefit them by creating a more friendly environment for international students Heiner said he regret taking the trip nor opening up the journey to staff members who instructors The trip was used to excavate and build tunnels in solid "I was reminded what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land dependent on others to help me with basic needs such as food and wrote an English as a second language (ESL) instructor was a good reminder of what my immigrantrefugee ESL students go through when they first arrive in the US" of the most striking differences was the poverty and the role that poverty forced children wrote a librarian I speak with students about a research paper writing about poverty I now understand that there is a difference between poverty here and poverty elsewhere When I exited the hotel Onto a Cuzco street I was immediately accosted by children who BIRTHS St Joseph Hospital Lawrence Amanda and Fischer Joe Blaine a son 12:52 am Jan 10 Hallberg Taryn and Jay Blaine a daughter 5:06 am Jan 10 Williams Heather and Dallas Ferndale a son 2:38 pm Jan 10 radical and free market-friendly option among three plans it considered The only member to oppose the plan was Charles Mon-eypenny who represents labor interests on the panel Established by Congress in 1997 the panel has drawn praise from critics of Amtrak who contend mismanagement is responsible for its perpetual financial problems Amtrak supporters retort that the problem is a pauci-' ty of federal financing for an overlooked mode of transportation Joyce Elaine Eggleston Joyce Elaine Eggleston age 75 of Bellingham WA passed away January 10 2002 at St Joseph Hospital She was born December 31 1926 in LyndenWA to Harold and Ethel (Evertz) Whited Joyce graduated from Bellingham High School in 1944 She moved to Hawaii in the 60's to live and work She stayed there for 20 years and returned to Bellingham to work for Alpha Technologies until her retirement Survived by her sister Beverly and husband Martin Kuljis of Bellingham WA half sister Julie and husband Carlton Dearman of Spokane WA stepsister Lin and husband Dean Eldridge of Lake Stevens WA her aunt Arlene and husband Steve Pilcher of Bellingham WA nieces Kelli Linville and husband Will Roehl of Bellingham WA Kim and husband Dan Newell of Everson WA 8 great-nieces and nephews and their families a great-great-niece a great-great-nephew and many other relatives and friends At her request services will not be held however a date for a celebration of her life will be announced later Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice Westford Funeral Home and Cremation Service 1301 Broadway Ruth Davis Ruth Davis passed away at Lake Samish on January 8 2002 with her husband of 54 years by her side She was 77 years old She was born in Astoria Oregon on August 17 1924 the second daughter of Norwegian immigrants Arthur and Hilda Alsted She grew up in Astoria and graduated from Astoria High School as class sauta-torian On May 10 1947 she married Alan Davis who was a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy They had three children together and retired to Lake Samish in 1974 She was preceded in death by her daughter Colleen in 1970 her son Paul in 1974 and her grandson Max in 2001 She is survived by her husband Alan of Lake Samish her son Scott and wife Corinne and granddaughter Katie of Bellingham her sister Gerda Pevehouse of Lakeside CA and many nieces and nephews She will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a doting grandmother She kept her sense of humor until the very end and is now at peace with God Westford Funeral Home and Cremation Service 1301 Broadway OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are published seven days a week in The Bellingham Herald Basic obituary information is included at no charge the first day A fss applies to obituaries that include additional information photos andor art elements (for example notices are sub ject to verification which must be made prior to publication Obituaries will also appear on line at: wwwbellinghamheraldcom When placing an obituary please include: name address phone Call: (360)756-2829 fax: (360)756-2891 stl email: obitsbhamheraldcom between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday and 2 pm and 4 pm Saturday and Sunday Not open for walk-in customers on weekends and holidays Obituaries submitted during business hours will publish when requested TRANSPORTATION: Congress has yet to decide advisers want to halt Amtrak control over intercity rail travel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON DC A federal oversight panel for financially troubled Amtrak voted Friday to recommend opening the nation's intercity rail system to competition Amtrak for three decades the John (Jack) Hadley Pierce John Hadley Pierce age 82 Bellingham passed away January 9th at St Joseph Hospital He was born John Hadley Pierce Apri 2 1919 in Seattle Washington but has been called to minimize 1 TT the confusion with I XSkSsrJ js father John Pierce He lived in Olympia until 1930 when the family moved to Bellingham where his father ran the Leopold Hotel He attended Bellingham Public Schools and the University of Washington he graduated in 1941 with a major in East Asian Studies American involvement in World War II sent him to the Naval Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado where he received his lieutenant's commission in the Marines as a language specialist He served in three major combat operations and one minor one in Intelligence interrogating Japanese prisoners reading documents for the Sixth Marine Division for which he received a Bronze Star After the war he returned to work in various jobs related to transportation news and radio work as well as serving on the staff of Senator Henry Jackson In 1958 he married Patricia Crowley Petty and helped raising two stepchildren and one of their own For a few years he worked in the family hotel business at Which time he assisted Mayor John Westford in establishing Bellingham's first sister city affiliation with Tateyama Japan in 1958 He sold out his interests and went back to the University of Washington and received a Masters Degree in Japan Area Studies in 1965 and began teaching East Asian History and Geography at Highline Community College at Des Moines Washington in 1967 While there the family moved to Vashon 'island until he retired in 1987 and returned to Bellingham to live in Pat's family home on Chuckanut Point Pat encouraged him to renew his association with the Sister City Committee and served as its chairman from 1989 to 1996 He was a board member serving as Historian He has visited three out of Bellingham's four sister cities accompanying John Westford to Tateyama in 1 960 and return visits in 1972 1994 and for the 40th anniversary of the Bellingham-Tateyama relationship with Mayor Mark Asmundson's party and his son Steve in 1998 He accompanied Mayor Tim Douglas and his party to help establish sister city ties with Nakhodka in the Russian Far East in 1988 and later visited Port Stephens Australia with Pat in 1991 He resumed teaching in 1993 at Whatcom Community College as an instructor in Modern East Asian History and has been there ever since teaching Asian History and Geography on a part-time basis On May 4 2001 he was awarded the title of of Port Stephens by Mayor Steve Busteed and presented a jacket with the logo emblazoned on it Earlier in the year he received an Honorary Citizen's certificate for Port Stephens by New South Wales Parliament Member John Bartlett former Mayor and active in Sister Cities activities for Port Stephens He is survived by his wife Patrica Pierce son Steve Pierce step-son Dan Petty stepdaughter Carol Catlin and her husband Jim Catlin and son Mark Catlin his sister OFF PAGE A1 Trip Continued from Page A1 custodian paid about $760 and the college paid the rest Auditors not swayed Auditors asked staff members to document in writing how 11 days of visits to ancient ruins museums and cities as well as a river rafting trip a ceramics lesson and dozens of conversations with Peruvians helped them in their jobs at the college Heiner and the written statements maintain that the trip enriched their personal and professional lives Some wrote about how be able to incorporate things they learned about Peruvian culture into their classroom lectures Others talked about the strong ties they developed with their co-workers during the rigors of international travel The auditors persuaded College was unable to demonstrate a clearly defined public purpose for all auditors wrote addition the College was unable to demonstrate that the trip was critical and necessary for College business and directly work-related for all Funding shifted for trip When auditors questioned the use of public funds for the trip college officials reallocated the expenses to private funding including money from Whatcom Community College Foundation and from the Exceptional Faculty Award fund Long wrote But the college was never going to pay for the trip with money from the state Heiner said When auditors arrived college officials closed the accounting books on the trip and were still determining from which budgets the trip would be funded College officials had planned to charge the trip to the International Programs budget funded by tuition paid by international students and to an account funded by gift monies intended for professional development and other activities Ileiner said But auditors determined those budg Letters Continued from Page A1 of Peruvian living conditions mirror those of past US History and I think it is extremely important to be able to relate to students the fact that the old of subsistence agriculture and low pay long hours work still exist in many parts of the world" Tour Learned that the site was an important religious and military site for the wrote a math instructor that make up buildings on the site weigh an average of 300 tons each Discussion of engineering needed to carve transport and place these massive stones Kenko Tour Learned about possible Inca engineering LOTTERY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA Here are the winning numbers selected Friday in the Washington State Lottery: Daily game: 0-6-7 Keno: 4-6-8-9-10-12-24-26-27-29-32-40-43-55-56-59-6 1-67-69-80 Lucky for Life: 18-44-71-80 Who went The Whatcom Community College instructors staff members and others who accompanied College President Harold Heiner and another administrator on a 12-day trip to Peru last September were: The admissions coordinator An anthropology and archeology instructor A curriculum developer A custodian An educational plan-neradviser Two English as a second language instructors including one who also teaches English A foreign language instructor A history instructor Two Interdisciplinary studies instructors The library director and a librarian Two math instructors Two office workers Four guests unaffiliated with the college Six students open to any faculty or staff member who could pay their share of the cost Everyone on campus from faculty members to office workers has contact with international students Heiner said and many work on campus with the college custodians trying to transform our own institution" he said seen by the auditors as acceptable as we viewed it still feel very good about what we did but I also recognize 'when enthusiastic about doing something you sometimes reach beyond other comfort he said you have to be pulled back into their comfort zone and the auditor was not Heiner said the examination of the Peru trip stop future trips But the travels may be funded with more foundation funds or with own money he said just will not have funding from the sources auditors were critical he said wanted to shine my cloth sandals or sell me slides at the ruins was an objective accomplished as I will show them to my department and to the international students at WCC" wrote a custodian who also noted that the train ride to the ruins of Machu Picchu was clean excellent staff and on time" whole experience is something I explain fully on paper You would have to get into my heart and soul to get everything possibly want in regards to my full experience" wrote an office worker Whatcom gave me such an incredible experience I want to pay the college back by working that much harder and becoming a better educator to our international students and people of the 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Free Delivery fy wwwmvffcom Mon-Sat Sunday 11-4 919 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon 60-424-945 a Martha Knowles and her husbanc George Knowles and their children Kathy and John Knowles A memorial service will be held at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 1708 Street Bellingham on Monday January 14th at 4-00 PM Fernanda Borden Fernanda Borden of Bellingham passed away on Jan 11 2002 at the age of 88 Arrangements are pending at Greenacres Moles Funeral Home Crematorium Gale Hecock Gale went peacefully at his home with his family and friends to be with our Lord on Thurs Jan 10 2002 A funeral service will be held Mon Jan 14' 2:00 pm in Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Dr Jack Keller and Minister Norm Weir officiating and burial to follow in Greenacres Memorial Park Greenacres Moles Funeral Home Crematorium Joellen Mae Corbley Joellen Mae Corbley passed away peacefully of liver failure on Jan 7 2002 She was 77 Joellen was born Aug 26 1 924 in Port Arthur TX to Jerome Bonaparte Loop and Joy Herrick Crouch Loop She attended school at Pennsylvania State College Joellen was second runner up in the Miss Pennsylvania contest which led to a modeling career in New York where she appeared in Esquire Magazine She enjoyed meeting famous people such as Rose Kennedy Randolph Hearst and several other interesting people Her family had direct dealings in politics with Abraham Lincoln and family possessions that Lincoln ate on! Also there was a close family member that had a personal relationship with Bobby Kennedy until she died of over dieting as a model She attended Carnegie Hall and the Academy of Dramatic Arts and was learning to become an actor She met a professor there named Guy Raoul Rockwell and fell in love She left ter career and the big city nightmare and moved into a tree stump along a river in California Her husband sang at KIEM Radio Station Monday through Friday at 5:00 They moved to the northwest and he worked at the Seattle Bon Marche furniture department Then they opened a large antique shopThey were married 1 0 years She remarried Charles Corbley who worked in the motion picture business He was a very talented photographer and had a studio taking portraits They then shot bowling pictures at the largest bowling alleys between here and California He died in the early 1970's She did a lot for the Heart Fund and opened a used goods store She then turned to subdividing her land with her daughter They split land 19 times and that enabled them to enjoy the place they loved She was devastated over newly implemented zoning changes After thousands of dollars spent for utilities and roads her dreams were shattered She lost it with the system and her neighbors taking away her rights on her land She loved cats and felt deer should be fenced and cared for rather than being hit causing accidents she loved all animals! She was strong and put up with a ot of physical pain for years She now is at peace She is survived by ter daughter Private family Graveside services will be held Memorials may be made to the Church of your choice Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home Feller Heating Air Conditioning Whatever the season we keep you comfortable 501 Virginia St Bellingham Wa i360) 7334827.

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