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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 17, 2001, Centralia, Washington Tenino second Onalaska fourth at eighth annual event by 50 cents Chiro feed hundreds turn out for dinner clothes toys / a3 chronicle holidays monday dec. 17,2001serving the greater Lewis county area since 1889 Centralia Church puts on 13th annual Christmas pageant / a3 Rise after record rainfall downpour Rivers to Crest above flood stage today officials on watch after 1.99 inches of precipitation sunday by Brian Mittge the chronic in the Chehalis and Skookum Chuck Rivers Are perched at flood stage today after heavy Rains pummelled the area Over the weekend and set rainfall records throughout Western Washington. The army corps of engineers delivered 10,000 sandbags to Grays Harbor county and some ferry service was cancelled As High winds and rain continued in Western Washington. Lewis county a division of emergency management reported a lot of standing water in the usual farmlands and Low lying areas but no major problems. A a we re just monitoring the situation a a said Dep. Gene Seiber. A we be got a lot of standing water in the areas that typically today a break in rainfall will help moderate River conditions he said but weather forecasts for the Middle of the week could bring in More precipitation and perhaps Snow he noted. The Chehalis River was expected to Crest a foot and a half to two feet above flood stage this afternoon and is predicted to fall below flood stage tuesday evening. At Bucoda the Skookumchuck was expected to Crest 2vi feet above flood stage this afternoon. If snowfall in the Foothills combines with warmer conditions that quickly melt the Snow there can be major flooding problems but its too Early to say what will happen Seiber said. A right now it looks fairly Good for the next couple Days. That Sas far As we be got the forecast a Seiber said. Currently the Chehalis and Skookumchuck Are on a phase i flood warning which Means Low lying areas and some roads Are or will soon be flooded. . 12 Between Oakville and Rochester could be covered with water the National weather service warned. Thurston county officials say Anderson James and Independence roads will Likely flood and that High Waters will Cut off Access to and from the Lucky Eagle Casino. Please see rain Hack Page afghan tribal fighters . Special forces Chase fleeing Al Aida tora Bora Afghanistan apr tribal fighters and . Special forces chased Al Aida guerrillas through the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan today after conquering their Complex of caves and tunnels. Some tearful Al Qai a fighters surrendered pleading with their captors not to turn them Over to the americans. More than 200 foreigners from Al Aida Osama bin Laden a terrorist network were killed in Battles culminating nine weeks of attacks by american warplanes in the air and Eastern Alliance forces on the ground. Hundreds More were believed to be on the run and there was no word on the whereabouts of bin Laden after some reports had placed him in the area. A until we catch him a which we will a we wont know precisely where he a been Quot defense Secretary Donald h Rumsfeld told reporters while flying to Brussels Belgium. He said any number of Al Aida members remained free. A a it a going to take time and Energy and Effort and people will be killed in the process of trying to find them Quot he said. Asked if senior leaders of the network have escaped he added a a we re still trying to sort out who we have and who we done to have and who has been killed. It is not an easy there was fresh information on another fugitive on the american wanted list Taliban supreme Leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. Haji Gulalai the intelligence chief for Kandahar a governor said reports indicated the one eyed cleric was holed up with hundreds of fighters in the town of Maghran Northwest of Kandahar. Around tora Bora airstrikes were less intense today than in the previous weeks but bombs still exploded deep in the forests on the Snow capped Mountain Range where Al Aida fighters were believed to be fleeing. Cannon tire from helicopter gunships gave an Orange tint to Low lying Clouds Over the mountains. The Eastern Alliance said misdirected . Bombs killed three of its fighters overnight repeating charges levelled earlier in the conflict that the americans weren to taking enough care to avoid hitting their allies. Some Alliance fighters said . Special forces were working with them As they searched the caves and tunnels left behind by fleeing Al Aida troops. Auz Billah a commander of the tribal Eastern Alliance said his forces clashed Early today with retreating Al Aida fighters killing two and capturing five. He reported finding ammunition and food stores in abandoned caves. Several local fighters said women and please see Chase Page Al i a world it a torn Lewis county bar Legal Aid office attorney Jane Mcinnis assists women who Are victims of Domestic violence with divorce proceedings and other related Legal issues. Ton l. Bailey / the chronicle family Law specialist opens Chehalis practice Jane Mcinnis new attorney provides free emergency help for Domestic violence victims seeking divorce or separation by Sharyn l. Decker the chronicle victims of Domestic violence seeking a divorce or Legal separation from their abuser can get emergency Legal help in Chehalis from a new attorney working there. Jane Mcinnis who previously had a family Law practice in Olympia started working the end of october at the Lewis county bar Legal Aid office on Northwest Park Street across from the police and fire station. A what they want me to do is take As Many women As we can and get them the emergency help Quot she said. Mcinniss role is to get temporary court orders in place to protect victims of abuse until their divorces Are finalized she said. For example an attorney can ask a judge for an order preventing the non makers spouse from Selling belongings or protecting the victim from the spouses future debts she said. A temporary court order requiring the spouse to pay child support is often crucial she said As is developing a temporary parenting plan which establishes visitations. A a there a a whole lot of things we might ask for depending on the situation a she said. Mcinniss services Are free and meant for Low income individuals. However she said she want someone to stay away because they Felt they earned too much Money she said. She noted one woman whose family income was High but her husband had control Over All of the Bank accounts. At an hourly rate Between $100 and $150, attorney fees for a simple divorce can be amount to As much As $600, she said. Women who think they need help should come in and talk with her assistant she said. A screening can take about an hour. The office is open monday through Friday from 9 . Until 4 30 . A a lot of people think of Domestic violence As women with Black eyes and that happens but that a not always the Case a she said. Abuse might be physical sexual emotional or psychological she said. If someone is not sure they Are a Domestic violence victim the office can help. If it turns out a woman does no to qualify specifically for free Legal help from Mcinnis they can be referred to where they can get help. A we keep saying women a Mcinnis said. A a in a sure if a please see Law Hack Page Lucia helps Light up Rochester Saint Queen of lights leads More than 200 in crowded Celebration by Ronald Hoss the chronicle Gary j. Cichowski / the chronicle Rochester a in a Distant time and a Distant land scandinavians created a Celebration for these cold Winter times. On saturday they gathered in Rochester to recreate the Lucia. Queen of Light Celebration. It focuses on a Patron Saint of Light who tradition says appeared on the shores of a swedish Lake several centuries ago bringing warmth Light and Prosperity to a beleaguered populace. On saturday evening at swede Hall High school senior Brandelle Bryant along with her court Tiana Grainger Elisha Cooley and Lea Nichoal de bord led an evening of pageantry music and tale telling that mesmerized an overflow crowd. The quartet was also the Royalty of swede Day. The other Large Rochester Celebration held each june. Saturdays gathering of More than 200 enjoyed a pre pageant feast known As a jul Eborg before the ceremonies began at 6 . A it was quite crowded Quot says Odie Bargmeyer chaperone for the court. A they put up extra tables and there were people sitting on benches around the edges of the Maria White was narrator for the evening. The port Angeles resident has been a mainstay of the event each year. In addition to please see lights Hack Page a Karina White port Angeles places the lighted Candle and Lingonberry Twig Crown on swede Queen Brandelle Bryant 18, Rochester at the beginning of the Lucia Queen of Light ceremony in swede Hall in Rochester saturday evening. A a Vanessa Rawlinson 5, Tesha Kulberg 6, Elizabeth Kulberg 7, and Anna Orsak 6, All of Rochester talk As they line up to participate in the Lucia Queen of Light ceremony. Bothel Man Dies in Early morning Cinebar shooting Samuel Glen Douglas 39, Bothel was booked into the Lewis county jail pending formal charges related to a death investigation in Cinebar. Lewis county sheriff is deputies responded to a shooting about i . Today at a Home in the too Block of Thompson Road near Cinebar. Douglas allegedly shot an unidentified 40-year-old Man in the lower Abdomen following an argument. The Man died at the scene. His name is not being released pending notification of his next of Kin. Douglas told deputies the victim was doing construction work and living at the Cinebar Home owned by Douglas and his wife who was also present at the time of the death. Late in the evening the Home owners and the victim started drinking and an argument arose Between the two male subjects according to a sheriffs office spokesman. Douglas allegedly armed himself with a 12-gauge Shotgun and asked the victim to leave the residence. According to Douglas the victim refused to leave but then things apparently calmed Down. Douglas told deputies that when he turned away the victim came Back towards him prompting Douglas to shoot. A sheriffs office spokesman said they Are questioning the Validity of Douglas Story. Weather tomorrow rain decreasing late Tot fit tomorrow Low 33 37 48-45 weather picture by Victoria Toutai second Grade Fords Prairie set details Page Al

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