Stories for December 2003

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Wednesday, December 31

       

Rapid testing to be used in testing cattle for mad cow

Under the newly announced slaughter regulations announced by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman Tuesday, rapid testing will be used to test animals for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease.

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Vandalism reports roll in

Reports of a paintball spree that hit numerous homes in Sunnyside continue to roll into the Sunnyside Police Department.

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USDA initiates new slaughter house regulations

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman announced Tuesday that the USDA will be taking immediate action in implementing new regulations to help prevent bovine spongiform encephalophy (BSE) from entering the food chain.

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Tuesday, December 30



Still no decision on killing cattle

A week into the first U.S. mad cow disease scare that started with a single Holstein cow from a Mabton dairy and officials still haven't decided the fate of the 4,000 cows on the dairy or the additional 400 bull calves that are in a Sunnyside feeding operation.

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Two arraigned on drug charges

Phillip Greenhalgh, 59, and Holly Soria, 38, both of Grandview, were arraigned late last week on drug charges in Yakima County Superior Court.

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Little things do in the Vikes

MABTON - The Mabton High School boys basketball team found out this past Saturday that the sport is sometimes about doing the little things right.

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Despite news of mad cow disease, cattle still being sold in Toppenish

TOPPENISH - The Toppenish Livestock Commission held its first sale yesterday, Monday, since the announcement that a case of mad cow disease had been detected in the Yakima Valley. While Monday's hastily organized sale can only be reported as fair, Lower Valley sales yard officials are feeling a bit more secure about the future of the beef market.

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Monday, December 29

 

Holiday season brings rash of burglaries to Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The holiday season wasn't quite as happy for several residents and business owners in Grandview. Between Dec. 23 and 28 several burglaries were reported to the Grandview Police Department with items stolen ranging from guns to televisions.

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Neighbors foil burglary

A citizen noticing a strange car at their neighbor's house foiled an Arrowsmith Road burglary, according to Yakima County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Brian Winter.

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Recall expands to eight states, Guam

The recall of 10,000 pounds of beef slaughtered at Vern's Moses Lake Meats the same day the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) infected cow was slaughtered has been expanded to include eight states and the U.S. territory of Guam, according to Dr. Ken Petersen of the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service.

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Grizzlies second at Hanford Winter Cup

WEST RICHLAND - For the second consecutive year, the Sunnyside High School wrestling team had to settle for second place honors at the Hanford Winter Cup wrestling tournament. The invite was held this past Saturday at Hanford High School.

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Minimum wage may go up, but entry level jobs will be impacted say local businessmen

Lower Valley restaurant workers will be seeing a slight increase in their pay envelopes as of Jan. 1, the date the state minimum wage will rise to $7.16. But the increase, designed to help create living wages for entry level workers, may be more of a problem than a help to restaurant workers, according to Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) President Gene Vosberg.

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Friday, December 26

      

Wednesday, December 24



State denies Gomez application

Washington state's Nursing Assistant Program has denied the application of Susanna Gomez to practice as a nursing assistant in Yakima County.

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Local men on duty this holiday

While Lower Valley families are preparing for Christmas morning celebrations, Sgt. Alex Navarro is already back on duty in Mosul, Iraq.

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CALENDAR

Sunnyside City Council meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, Homer Street.

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Santa letters arrive at North Pole...Alaska

The magic of Christmas can often be summed up in one moment. For some children, it's the excitement and wonderment that fills their eyes when they receive a letter back from Santa Claus.

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Tuesday, December 23

 

Vandals hit Vets hall

As the rest of America is celebrating the American soldier as the "man of the year," as announced by Time magazine, Post Canteen Manager Sam Hays surveys the damage left by Sunnyside vandals on the walls of Sunnyside's Veterans of Foreign Wars post on North Avenue. Sunnyside police officers discovered the gang graffiti sprayed on the north and east side of the building early Sunday morning, Hays said. According to a police report, the vandalism is under investigation.

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Graham fifth at Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON - Sunnyside High School wrestling Coach George Paulus took one junior varsity wrestler with him this past weekend to the Paul Reiman Memorial Tournament in Mt. Vernon.

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Monday, December 22