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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 31, 2001, Centralia, Washington Shootout Toledo stages fourth Quarter rally to defeat Mossyrock by 50 cents Winlock ordinances raise costs for residents / a3 chronicle monday . 31,2001 serving the greater Lewis county area since 1889 Selma Evans leans on Sharon John As the Adna women attend a memorial service sept. 14 in can to alias a George Washington Park. The ceremony honoured victims of the sept. 11 terrorist . La Impact Felt locally top 10 stories chronicle staffers vote reaction to terrorist attacks As top local news Story of2001 by Gordon Maccracken the chronicle when Inland Southwest Washington residents began their Day the morning of sept. La they have known How dramatically the world was about to change. It did no to take Long to find out. Even before Many Pacific coast inhabitants got out of the House for work or school the carnage began. Jetliners ripped into both towers at Manhattan a world Trade Center causing the skyscrapers to topple. A third plane smashed into the Pentagon just across the Potomac River from Washington . A fourth crashed into a Pennsylvania Field As it turned out passengers aboard that aircraft kept suicidal hijackers from reaching their intended target but were unable to keep the Jet aloft. Thousands died exactly How Many remains unknown. Shortly the hijackings were traced to islamic militants linked to Osama bin Laden his Al Aida terrorist group and Afghanistan a fundamentalist Taliban regime. Soon thereafter the United states and its allies unleashed their military forces on Afghanistan. It was effective. The Taliban a Era of Power is Over although bin Laden a whereabouts a or even whether he is alive a Are unknown. Bearing out the dictum that All news is local news members of the chronicles news staff selected the attacks and their aftermath As the newspapers top local news Story of 2001. Although the planes themselves went Down thousands of Miles away local reaction in the Lewis county area illustrated How the attacks United americans from Maine to Hawaii. Prayer vigils were held. Local residents mourned relatives who died and gave thanks that others had survived. Flags and banners flew proudly. People donated blood. Memorial services attracted Many. Members of the military made preparations for War. Customers stocked up on supplies. Children saved and donated pennies. By years end Many patterns of life had returned to Normal. Even so for people in Lewis county along with those elsewhere sept. 11 radically changed what was happening this year a and in the future. Other top stories include 2 a shake it up feb. 28, a 6.8 magnitude Chehalis rite Aid employee Dusty Beveridge Chehalis picks up fallen ceiling tiles feb. 28 after that Day s Ash wednesday earthquake. Earthquake entered in puget sound just off Olympia hit Western Washington. The temblor eventually dubbed the Nisqually earthquake caused its heaviest damage in the capital City but also rattled the Lewis county area. Although no Seri Ous injuries were reported property damage was significant. Repair work continues on the Chester v. Rhodes auditorium at r e. Bennett elementary school Chehalis. Please see stories Back Page sept. 11, drought quake top Washington a news in 2001inside a a America and the rest of the world look Back ahead after sept. 11 attacks. Pages a6, a7 by Peggy Andersen the associated press like the rest of the world and the nation Washington state residents Are struggling to recover from the still evolving Impact of the sept. 11 terrorist attacks a assaults on new York City and Washington ., that used passenger jets As flying bombs and killed thousands. That Story a along with the drought and its attendant Power crunch the magnitude-6.8 Nisqually earthquake and the loss of four Young lives in the thirty mile wildfire a were the states top news stories in 2001. The arrest and charging of Gary Leon Ridgway in four of the 49 Green River killings the mariners a with rising Star Ichiro Suzuki a Matching baseball Sall time win record the departure of Boeing Headquarters and the deaths of 15 men in the sinking of the fishing vessel Arctic Rose in alaskans Bering sea also were ranked among the to biggest news stories of 2001 by state newspaper editors broadcasters and the associated press. Rounding out the list were the proposed settlement of the Justice departments antitrust complaint against Microsoft and the shutdown of Kaiser Alumina my a two Spokane plants for much of the year idling about 2,000 workers. The terrorist attacks plunged the nation into mourning fear rage and con fusion. An already struggling Economy took additional hits As people stayed off air planes and consumer Confidence wavered. Boeing responded a week later announcing it would Lay off 30,000 workers Over the next year mostly from the Northwest. New Security measures were imposed at the nations airports and hundreds of Washington National guard members volunteered for months of Airport duty. The . Military response has directly affected individuals and families at army air Force and Navy bases across the state. Public health and emergency preparedness agencies Are please see news Back Page Gary j. Csc Howall / the chronicle Lee Stevens the Field administrator for work source Lewis county sits at a Bank of computers used to assist those looking for unemployment keeps work source administrator bus Yon the Job Lee Stevens continues work with Washington employment Security department started 30 years ago by Amy Emerson new makers the chronicle when he is not flying a plane dabbling in photography or playing classical guitar Lee Stevens is assisting the nearly 300 Job seekers who visit work source Lewis county each Day. Stevens is the Field administrator for the employment service located inside the Lewis county mall in North Chehalis. Work source Lewis county is a a one Stop a location for people seeking employment a needed service in a county with a current unemployment rate of 9 percent. Formerly known As the Lewis county employment Security office work source Lewis county received its work source certification a requirement of the workforce investment act of 1998, after forming partnerships with various employment related organizations. Stevens has been associated with the Washington employment Security department for the past 30 years since he moved to the state from Arizona. A i had heard Washington was a Nice place to live and so i moved out Here without seeing it first and without any Job prospects a he said. A i got a Job with the employment Security department a month he and his staff of about 30 were key players in the formation of the various Community partnerships that Are making the task of finding a Job much easier for the people of Lewis county. Please see Busy Pae a Republican party selects three finalists for legislative vacancy by Paul Ali Eva the chronicle Republican party leaders from Lewis Colwitz and Clark counties met in Kelso saturday morning and selected three finalists for a Washington House of representatives vacancy from the 18th District. De Orcutt Kelso Laura Carter Woodland and Mike Gaston Vancouver remain As candidates to replace former state rep. John Pennington. Pennington a Carrolls who for the past seven years represented the 18th District which includes parts of All three counties resigned . 17 to accept the Bush administrations appointment As a regional director for the Federal emergency management Agency. He is responsible for Fem a a Region to which covers Alaska Idaho Oregon and Washington. Orcutt is a precinct committee officer in Colwitz county and was Pennington s Choice As successor according to Winlock resident by Meyers a state committeeman for Lewis county. Orcutt works for a Timber management firm and is Active within the Republican party Meyer said. Carter works for state sen. Don Benton from the 19th please see vacancy Page Al Index classifieds. B5 comics. A9 crossword Horoscope. B7 dear Abby. As it could just be me a a2 movies. As news in Brief. A4 obituaries. A4 opinion Page. .a10 what s happening As fire this morning near Toledo destroys two Story Home by the chronicle Toledo a a two Story House North of Toledo was Quot fully gutted by fire this morning said Jeff Newcomb the Toledo firefighter in charge of the scene. The fire in the 4900 Block of Jackson Highway South was reported shortly after 7 30 a m. The family had gone skiing today a neighbor told firefighters. The second Story was engulfed when Toledo firefighters arrived about seven minutes after the Call came in Newcomb said. Shortly after that the Interior second floor partially collapsed and some ground floor windows blew out which ruled out any firefighters going inside he said. About 20 firefighters and at least six vehicles from both Toledo and Winlock districts were at the scene he said. Newcomb said the fires cause is unknown. As of the chronicles news deadline this morning the fire was in mop up stage and it was still too dangerous to Send anyone inside Newcomb said. Weather Afghanistan intelligence reports indicate Osama bin Laden is still alive All ii photo / the chronic tomorrow Chance of rain Ihl lit tomorrow Low 33 37 Nom 45 a weather picture by Katie Mckenna sixth Grade be Ell Middle school see details Page Al

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