Stories for November 2006

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Thursday, November 30

   

Drive hammered-Get nailed!

Ten law enforcement agencies throughout Yakima County will conduct 571 extra patrol hours in December to comb the streets and roads for drivers driving under the influence.

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Working Stiff

Convenience store clerk driven by keeping mind 'active and alert'

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Wednesday, November 29

     

Pasco girls claim 3-1 win over S'side

A pair of 363 and 328 two-game efforts from Pasco's Amy Bamford and Allyssa Souza was too much too overcome for the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon.

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Annexation delayed in Mabton

MABTON - Due to an error in the wording in a notice sent to residents who will be impacted if the Allison Road annexation goes through, another public hearing will be held.

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Tuesday, November 28



SHS girls split jamboree games

Playing the first half of each game with JV players and the second half with varsity, the Sunnyside girls basketball team split a pair of contests in its season opening home jamboree last night.

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Monday, November 27

    

Two G'view women hurt when vehicles rear-ended

Two Grandview women required hospitalization last Friday morning after their cars were rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Yakima Valley Highway and SR-241 in Sunnyside.

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Friday, November 24

          

Wednesday, November 22

 

Firefighters learn tricks of the trade at two-day training session

If you have a heart attack while roofing your house or are trapped by fire on the top floor of a high-rise building, you may want to have it happen in Sunnyside. Firefighters here spent the past two days learning how to extricate victims in those situations and carry them to safety.

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Alleged kidnappers still awaiting trials

Accused kidnappers, Heriberto Martinez and Pedro Ochoa Mendoza of Sunnyside, are still awaiting trial on charges stemming from a kidnapping and attempted kidnapping in Yakima in October 2005.

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Still no word on DNA from murder victim

YAKIMA - Yakima County Coroner Maury Rice said yesterday (Tuesday) that he is still awaiting results of DNA testing done on femurs of a woman found buried in a back yard in Grandview in August 2005.

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Trial stalled again

The trial date of Nov. 14 for Richard Rangel, 53, accused of the fatal stabbing of Kevin David Underwood of Grandview in April 2006, has been rescheduled for Jan. 2, 2007.

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Lions power past SHS Lady Grizzlies

KENNEWICK - The trio of Maria Bessey, Katie Horton and Brittany Bergsson did in the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team yesterday afternoon at Kennewick's Celebrity Lanes.

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Tuesday, November 21

   

Parents get the inside dope on gang life

GRANDVIEW - A safety net is being woven by the Grandview School District, police department and the city's parks and recreation department to protect Grandview's children from falling into gang activities.

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Monday, November 20



Troops to receive care packs

During this year's Fall Festival in Connell, Sunnyside High School teacher Erin Ferguson met some representatives from the group, U.S. Troop Care Package, based in Pasco.

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Friday, November 17

            

Thursday, November 16

  

Thanksgiving feast planned for less fortunate

The Churchill Media family of stations, La Maquina/La X 98.7 FM, Radio Tekila 101.7 FM and KZXR-The Source 1310 AM, are inviting families of the Valley to their Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate.

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Wednesday, November 15

  

Grandview continues budget belt tightening

GRANDVIEW - Proposed delays in improvements to the library and parks would help Grandview trim its budget deficit, the city council learned last night during the first of two preliminary budget meetings.

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Padelford annexation stalled by city planners

Four Sunnyside City planning commissioners, from a panel of six, were faced with a decision last night that might have had a different outcome if the two absent members, Rolando Alvarez and Stephen Maltos, had been present to cast their votes on the annexation of 100 acres surrounding the city's airport.

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Local man missing

Galen Potter, a 45-year-old Sunnyside man, has been missing since leaving his home Sunday morning.

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Mabton mayor circumvents council

MABTON - At its Oct. 10 meeting, Mabton City Council voted against a resolution agreeing to pay Granger $500 for goods and services pertaining to Interim Mabton Police Chief and current Granger Police Chief Robert Perales. What they voted against was a contract.

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Tuesday, November 14

   

Lady Grizzly keglers edge Selah Vikings

YAKIMA - Splitting the first two regulation games, as well as the two Baker contests, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team edged Selah last Thursday based on total pinfall.

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Speaker finds road map for her life

PROSSER - Wyoming native Lois Williams set the crowd laughing with a youthful tale of ending up on Cape Cod when she was supposed to meet her then boyfriend-now husband of 41 years-Fred in Connecticut.

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Monday, November 13



Sunnyside freeze out deemed successful

The Sunnyside High School Key Club participated in a freeze out last Friday to help raise money for a former school employee with cancer and at the same time collected clothes and food for the needy.

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'Cinderella' earns thumbs-up from theater goers

All of the acting was exceptional this past weekend, but it was Linda Martin as Portia and Joyce Taylor as Joy who stole the spotlight. The two evil step-sisters were truly frightening and provided comic relief at the same time.

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Seahawk game marks Linehan's return home

SEATTLE - A last-second field goal by Seattle Seahawk Josh Brown yesterday spoiled hopes of a homecoming win for St. Louis Rams Head Coach Scott Linehan, a Sunnyside native.

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Grandview earns second-place trophy at State

YAKIMA - Seniors in the Grandview volleyball program earned their fourth consecutive State trophy this past weekend, finding their best results yet with a second-place finish at the 2A State tourney held in the SunDome.

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Friday, November 10



CD Review

Springsteen provides 'romping' good time with "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger sessions"

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Grandview VFW adopts local troops

GRANDVIEW - It makes perfect sense that Grandview VFW Post #6929 would adopt the National Guard 790th Company housed in Grandview. In the past, they've adopted troops from other companies, as well as the grandson of a Ladies Auxiliary member.

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Thursday, November 9

       

Wednesday, November 8

   

Lower Valley voters stay the Republican course

Bucking a national trend that saw Democrats take control of the U.S. House-and perhaps the Senate-Lower Valley residents voted overwhelmingly yesterday to retain all three 15th District state legislative incumbents.

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Tuesday, November 7

   

Lower Valley educators meet with legislators

Education was front and center last night, as the area's three state legislators, as well as two legislative challengers addressed an audience of Lower Valley teachers and school administrators.

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Monday, November 6



Armed robber strikes

A woman reported to police that she was robbed after being shown a gun in the parking lot of Bank of America at about 5:30 p.m. last Friday. No further information was provided by police at press time.

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Raschko medals at 2B/1B State meet

PASCO - Saving perhaps her best effort for her last performance of the season, Bickleton High School sophomore Danielle Raschko came away from the Washington State 2B/1B Girls Cross Country Meet with a medal last Saturday.

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Othello's Jacob Johnston runs past Greyhounds

GRANDVIEW - Jacob Johnston, Othello's running back and the leading rusher in the CWAC this year, ran for 287 yards and five touchdowns as the Huskies routed Grandview 47-12 last Friday night in the Greyhounds' last game of the season.

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Messmore 60th from 136-girl field

PASCO - Sunnyside High School junior Brittany Messmore finished in the top half of the field at Saturday's Washington State 3A Girls Cross Country Meet.

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Friday, November 3

 

CD Review

Nicole Atkins' "Bleeding Diamonds" reminiscent of show-tunes

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Friendly camel needs new home

GRANDVIEW - Wanted: loving family with huge pasture. Will trim pasture for occasional treats. Make that daily treats, apples, etc.

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SVID completes improvements to Parker area park

PARKER - After taking control of Sunnyside Dam Park on Yakima Valley Highway last June, the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) recently finished improvements to the park overlooking the Sunnyside Dam.

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Thursday, November 2

 

De-boning 'fun raiser' held

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a group of local residents got together to learn how to de-bone a turkey and, in the process, raise $600 for the Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency department expansion.

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Wednesday, November 1

  

County commission salaries raised

YAKIMA - Working under a salary freeze in effect since 2002, Yakima County commissioners yesterday approved a resolution lifting the freeze and raising their salaries by nearly $1,000 per month.

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Grandview gets 'tricked' on Halloween by Prosser

PROSSER - On a freezing Halloween night the Grandview Greyhounds and the Prosser Mustangs met in a loser-out CWAC District playoff game with the Mustangs coming out on top and advancing in the playoffs, 5-1.

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Unhinged

"Oh noooooooo. Of course the door won't fall off," my boyfriend says, rolling his eyes at my paranoia.

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