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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 5, 2001, Centralia, Washington Mat starts Centralia . West give new coaches easy wins in debuts / by 50 cent serving the greater Lewis county area since 1889 fire kills two . Soldiers Washington apr two american soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan today when a b-52 bomber missed its target. The Friendly fire incident marked the worst . Casualties of the War to Date. An unknown number of opposition fighters also died in the incident North of the last Taliban stronghold of Kandahar said Pentagon spokesman it. Col. Dave Lapan. Attiat is where opposition forces Are trying to overthrow the besieged former rulers of the country. The troops were hit at about 9 30 . Tuesday to . Today local time when a b-52 flying a bombing raid dropped a bomb a in close proximity to Friendly forces a said a Pentagon statement. Casualties were evacuated to a Marine base in Southern Afghanistan for Transfer to a medical facility outside the country said Marine capt. David Romley. A number of anti Taliban injured also were being treated at the base. The deaths bring to three the number of americans killed inside Afghanistan in the two month War. Cia paramilitary Johnny a a Mike Spann was killed nov. 25 in a prisoner uprising while questioning forces captured in the fighting. In a bombing Accident on oct. 5, five . Soldiers were seriously wounded when a . Bomb went astray while warplanes were helping put Down the uprising in which Spann was killed. Defense Secretary Donald h. Rumsfeld has pointed out in recent Days that the United states has entered a More dangerous phase in the War to Root out the Taliban Osama bin Laden and his Al Aida terrorist network. A it is a very complicated untidy circumstance and it makes it a dangerous and difficult task a Rumsfeld said tuesday of fighting around the country. The base where the casualties were taken was established by . Marines about 70 Miles Southwest of Kandahar to help put More pressure on those holding out in the City. Rumsfeld said the marines probably would not be involved in attacking the City but Are blocking Taliban forces from leaving or entering Kandahar. A fort Bragg spokesman said please see soldiers Hack Page pud offers a project share to customers by Amy Emerson the chronicle to help Low income customers pay their Utility Bills the Lewis county Public Utility District is implementing an Energy assistance program called a project project share makes it possible for pud customers to make voluntary contributions to Low income people on their monthly or bimonthly electrical Bills. The Community action Council of Lewis Mason and Thurston counties will then determine eligibility and distribute the donations to qualified Low income residential customers. A the Community action Council has been helping people pay their electric Bills for years and they never have enough Money. So we decided to give our customers an Opportunity to help a said pud manager Dave Muller. This Winter May be a particularly difficult time for Many people to pay their Utility Bills As the Lewis county pud raised rates by 30 percent beginning last october. Numerous other utilities have also raised their rates. Muller said the pud refers customers in need to the Community action Council and any extra Money contributed locally will help the cac further extend its Energy assistance dollars. Customers wanting to contribute to project share May do so beginning with their december 2001 Utility Bill. A people can add their contribution to their Check when they pay their Bill As Long As they include a note that the extra Money is for project share a said Muller. A for they can Send a separate Check made out to the Lewis county pud and indicate on it that the Money is for this project share is a program being implemented by several other utilities. For information about project share Telephone the Lewis county pud at 748-9261 at the Chehalis office 496-6100 at the Morton office or toll free at 1-800-562-5612. Lewis county pud serves All Lewis county electricity customers outside of Centralia City lights service area. A a a Amy Emerson covers Energy business and economic issues for i he c chronicle. She May be reached by email at , or by telephoning 807-8231. We decided to give our customers an Opportunity to Dave Muller pud manager Campaign chairwoman Dianne Dorey announces the United Way of Lewis county raised More than half a million dollars this year. Dorey spoke tuesday at a Celebration in the classic Casino and Bistro Chehalis. United Way tops half million Dollar Mark fund raising group expects to top $530,000 goal for 2001 by Amy Emerson the chronicle for the second year in a Row United Way of Lewis county has achieved a half a million Dollar Milestone. Last year the organization raised More than $520, xxx during its fund raising Campaign. This year the Campaign is expected to reach its $530,000 goal said executive director Debbie Campbell. United Way of Lewis county celebrated the impending end to the 2001 Campaign tuesday night at the classic Casino and Bistro in North Chehalis. The fund raising Campaign which is a week or two behind schedule after being interrupted by the sept. La terrorist attacks will continue for the next few weeks. Quot with the Economy slowing it is just phenomenal that we Are probably going to make our goal for this year a Campbell acknowledged. In Many areas of the country charitable giving has declined As Many people Are saving their Money and Are worried about layoffs or loss of business. A Many of the United ways in Washington have seen a drop in donations this year and so it is just amazing that we have been Able to do so Well a added Campbell. Noted Dianne Dorey United Way Campaign chairwoman Quot that is proof that the people of Lewis county Are special folks. They donated both to the victims of sept. 11, and to the local United continued Dorey a a few years ago we never would have dreamed of raising half a million dollars. Just three years ago we raised about $410,000, so its incredible for $530,000 to be an attainable Barry Chappell and Greg please see United Way blk Page testing the Waters Adna students report to Senate committee Gary j. Cd Chowski / the chronicle Kelsey Dunne 5, an Adna High school freshman Speaks to the Senate economic development and telecommunications committee in Olympia thursday. Her teacher Debbi Davis listens. Broadband service legislators encouraged to continue Washington virtual classroom consortium Grant by Julie m. Graham the chronicle Adna a four Adna High school students their science teacher and superintendent took their work to Olympia last week. The group of six had the Opportunity to testify before the Senate a economic development and telecommunications committee about broadband service in Rural areas thursday. They encouraged senators to continue funding the Washington virtual classroom consortium Grant. It ends at the end of this school year. Adna has participated in the nine school consortium a All of them Rural and fairly Small a since its beginning five years ago. The other eight Are Concrete Eatonville North Franklin Ocosta Quilla Yute Valley Wapato Wellpinit and White Salmon. Quilla Yute Valley school District Forks directs the program. Washington state originally funded the program at $1.07 million Adna was one of four districts that used part of the Money to create a network at its High school. A following Grant of $900,000 made possible the wiring of elementary schools and again Adna was one. One of the major components of the Grant for Adna has been the water Quality testing aspect please see students Hack Page he ssh comics.c9 crossword Horoscope. D5 dear abby.c11 movies.c11 news in brief.a4 obituaries .a4, As opinion Page.a10 press clips.a2 what s happening.c11 growth management act meeting thursday at 7 . An appointed citizens group will officially submit its recommendations for future Rural county growth to the Lewis county planning commission at a 7 . Meeting thursday. The citizens advisory committee which has met for months to hash out county zoning maps definitions of Rural character and boundaries for Small Rural towns will meet beforehand at 6 . For a last minute confirmation of last weeks changes. The meetings will take place at the Newaukum Grange Hall at the intersection of Highway 603 and Shorey Road West of Chehalis. The planning commission will mull the recommendations then hold a series of Public hearings Early next year. This Friday is also the deadline for written comments to the planning commission on orders by the Western Washington growth management hearings Board that were not addressed by the citizens advisory committee. Weather tomorrow showers Windy Toni a tomorrow Low 32 37 weather picture by Jeff Croxton third Grade Toledo elementary see details Page Al Chehalis schools actions announced at Board meeting / a3 saving time to left wednesday dec. 5,2001 stretching recipes a Way of life for Napavine family / cd United Way stands tall Gary j. Cichowski / the chronicle

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