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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 27, 2001, Centralia, Washington 50 cent serving the greater Lewis county area since 1889 dream life red Cross Leader of local chapter optimistic about future a3 quilting 1999 graduate lives fantasy As p. 0, Onti three women open quilting Motocross motorcycle pro / by thursday dec. 27,2001 in Tenino / cd sewage flow meter running at trailer Park ultimatum City of Centralia threatens to Cut off sewer service unless device is installed by Paul Ali Eva the chronicle the sewage flow meter the City of Centralia required the owner of the k amp l Valley Mobile Home Park to install has been put into place according to owner Leonard Kelley and Centralia utilities director Dick Southworth. A everything has been installed a Kelley said dec. 20. A a it a up and running a Southworth said Friday. A a it a working he said the meter had been installed at i . Dec. 20. On oct. 30, the chronicle reported the Lewis county Public health department was planning to close the k amp l Valley Mobile Home Park because of sewage problems. On oct 26, Public health nurses distributed fliers to the Parks residents that read As follows a the Lewis county health department has Learned the City of Centralia will discontinue sewer service to k and l Mobile Home Park in the near future unless k and l management installs a sewage flow meter by oct. 31,2001. A without sewer service a Public health risk will exist and the Lewis county health officer will Issue an order of unsafe living conditions prohibiting occupation of the k and l Mobile Home on oct. 29, Park residents arriving at the Centralia cops of the salvation army for a meeting to discuss what to do if the Park were declared uninhabitable were told by a notice posted on the door that the problem had been solved and the Park would not be closed. The notice read As follows a the City of Centralia will be installing the vault that the sewer meter is to connect to and As soon As the meter arrives Leonard will install it. The Park will not be closed according to the City of you have any questions please direct them to the City of Centralia a attorneys office. The City would also like you to be informed that the county health department issued the notice about the Park without their knowledge or consent. A we the management sincerely Hope this puts to rest any questions that you May have concerning this matter. A Leonard Kelley people arriving for the i . Meeting were Given copies of another notice from the Lewis county Public health department this one dated oct. 29, that explained further Why the meeting had been cancelled. A the health department has just received information from the City of Centralia that the owner of the Park is working with please see Kal. Page a7 chronicle file photo More than nine months after sinking part of Dodge Road near Morton remains closed As workers prepare to rebuild it. Breckel Happy with new Job new Mission former police chief says he has More time to help improve Quality of life by Paul Ali Eva the chm Nice after 31v2 years of fighting crime on the streets of Centralia retired police chief Toni Breckel is Happy with his new Mission improving the Quality of life for the City a residents. Almost nine months ago Breckel left his career in Law enforcement to begin serving the City in a new role As Centralia a code enforcement officer. A i had been thinking about my future and How Long i wanted to stay in the department for Many years a he said. Breckel was delighted to be offered a Job in a different Field but in the same City a Job that gave him the Opportunity to work with people with whom he was already accustomed to working. A when you can change jobs and still work with people you know that a a real Benefit a he said. A i have the same Boss ultimately a the City manager a Breckel said although his immediate supervisor is Centralia a Community development manager Terry Calkins. Please see Breckel Page a7 tension mounts in India Pakistan nuclear Powers both sides say they want to avoid War but Are prepared to defend themselves new Delhi. India apr India banned pakistanis National airline from entering Indian airspace and ordered half of pakistanis embassy staff out of the country today in new sanctions amid heightening tensions Between the two nuclear armed rivals. Pakistan immediately matched indians sanctions accusing new Delhi of fanning the crisis and saying it wanted to hold talks to defuse tensions. Still government spokesman Gen. Rashid Quereshi Pakistan still has Quot the capacity to react and retaliate in All conceivable ways a though he said a nuclear confrontation was in Washington Secretary of state Colin Powell called leaders on both sides wednesday urging them to pull Back from confrontation and resolve their differences through dialogue. China a a powerhouse neighbouring both nations a also said today that it was a deeply worried by in Dia Pakistan tensions and called for a dialogue and consultations Quot to keep stability. With both sides fortifying troops on their Border fears have risen Over the Prospect of a new conflict after India accused Pakistan of sponsoring a dec. 13 gun attack on parliament in new Delhi that killed 14 people. Islamabad denies the charge. Accusing Pakistan of a supporting indians Security Cabinet approved a Swath of new diplomatic and economic sanctions today aimed at forcing it to act against two islamic militant groups India says conducted the parliament attack. Indian foreign minister Jaswant Singh said the new Steps were necessary because India s concerns Over terrorism Quot have not been fully grasped in the ban on overflights will take effect on tuesday within two Days half of Pakistan s embassy staff will be ordered out and the rest restricted to the capital. New Delhi Singh said. India will at the same time withdraw half its embassy staff from Islamabad. Please set tensions Page a7 former Centralia police chief ton Breckel now works As the City a code enforcement officer. Toni l. Bailey / the chronicle Gary j. Csc Howall / the chronicle Ronica Zahner holds her 17-month-old son Destin Forsyth outside their Mobile Home at Kal Mobile Home Park in Rural Centralia. K amp l resident going to court Over eviction he said she said tenant says owner has not made needed repairs owner says tenant has t paid rent by Paul Ali Eva the chronicle Ronica Zahner 23, has lived in the k amp l Valley Mobile Home Park for the past six months. She in t Happy with her landlord and her landlord Isnit Happy with her. A i just moved in in june a she said and added when she moved in she put Down tile and carpet and repainted the ceilings. A i did it All myself a she said. Quot she did nothing a said Leonard Kelley the Parks owner. Quot we did All that before she moved Zahner said she has complained about the condition of her Mobile Home because several repairs need to be made. A Hole in the ceiling that leaks when it Rains a foot deep Hole in the floor Large enough to insert an adult fist a Leaky living room window and a bedroom window too Small for its Frame Are the problems she showed the chronicle dec. 17. Quot the rain comes in and soaks the floor a she said of the ill fitting bedroom window which she has taped to close the space. Plastic covers the inside of the picture window to prevent water from coming inside. A Blanket covers another living room window to keep the House warm. Quot we done to drink the water out Here because its Gross a Zahner said. Please Sec court Page a7 Morton sinkhole repair on track by Paul Ali Eva the chronicle Morton a the Section of Dodge Road that Sank in april is still closed to traffic while Lewis county officials begin the process of building a Road around it. Quot it s in the Engineer s hands at this moment a said Lewis county Road maintenance manager de Oliphant. A a we re planning to move the alignment a the Center line of the Road a Uphill and away from the area that Slid a said Lewis county Engineer Pete Rongen. He said the county is now applying for the permits it needs to have the work done. Quot in be been presented with some preliminary engineering plans a Ringen said. Quot according to our current schedule we would Call for bids in May of 2002,�?� but he stressed that schedule is subject to change. Quot things can go awry if we have problems with the right of Way or permits Quot he said but he does not expect rain to delay the work because May is usually a dry month. A i would not anticipate that weather would be a problem Quot he said. When asked for a preliminary timetable for the project Ringen said the bidding period would take about three weeks and if All goes Well the county would award the contract sometime around the end of May or Early june. Quot we would anticipate the project would be Complete by the end of summer or Early fall a he said. As for the Cost Ringen said preliminary estimates put the total please see Homepage a 7 Index classifieds. .c5 comics. Cio crossword Horoscope. C7 dear Abby. .b5 movies. C2 news in Brief. A4 obituaries. A4 opinion Page. As what s happening. B5 Onalaska Man assaulted when he discovers burglars by the chronicle Onalaska a an Onalaska Man was struck in the face kicked in the ribs and possibly received several 6-Inch scratches from a knife when he arrived Home and confronted burglars in his garage monday evening the Lewis county sheriffs office reported today. Chief civil Deputy John Frase said deputies Are investigating the incident which occurred in the 200 Block of Alpha Way and was reported about 6 . On Christmas eve. The confrontation apparently involved just one of the suspects. Frase reported that two vehicles in the Man s garage received about $700 in damage during the burglary a a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle race car and a 1979 purple my. Weather tomorrow Cloudy tonight tomorrow Low 38 is High 40-45 weather picture by Sara Smith sixth Grade Chehalis Middle school see details Page Al it Road closed

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