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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - March 18, 1997, Centralia, Washington A4 the chronicle. Centralia Chehalis. Was tuesday March 18, 1997local / Northwest House passes juvenile Justice Bill in Senate also for it but not governor extreme measure would Semi juveniles accused of violent crimes to adult courts prisons by Mal Spencer the associated press Olympia a the Senate is expected to follow the House Lead and approve a measure to Send hundreds of juveniles accused of violent crimes into adult courts and prisons. But the proposal is opposed by gov. Gar it Locke. Who contends the approach is extreme and unnecessary the Bill cleared the House on monday by a vote of 70-28 Over strenuous objections from some democrats. Who said the Republican majority was a throwing in the Towel Quot and dumping kids who could be saved. But backers said the juvenile Justice system has become a turnstile for violent 16 and 17-year-old offenders who can be contained Only through tougher treatment in adult courts and prisons. The measure which also sets Tough new sentences for youngsters charged and convicted in the juvenile Justice system enjoys Strong support in the Republican led Senate. Locke has said he opposes House Bill 3900 s Centrepiece a to automatically charge and sentence As adults 16 and 17-year-Olds who commit violent crimes such As assault or robbery. He argues that state Law already allows prosecutors to Send the most serious offenders into adult courts and als allows them to try other Young offenders As adults after a special hearing to determine if they deserve the treatment. To discourage a Locke veto of the disputed Section the Bill contains a provision that would kill the entire Bill if Locke tried to veto part of it. The measures Price tag is still to be calculated although its chief a photo rep. Larry Sheahan a Rosalia. Looks Over paperwork monday at his desk on the House floor in Olympia. Sheahan is the architect of legislation that would Send hundreds of violent 16 and 17-year-old criminals into adult courts and jails. How they voted a voting a a yes on House Bill 3900 were 14 democrats and 56 republicans. Voting a no Quot were 28 democrats and 0 republicans. A legislators representing Lewis county All republicans voting for the Bill w Ere Gary Alexander Olympia and Richard de Bolt Chehalis. 2 he District and Thomas Mielke and John Pennington both Battle ground 18th District. Sponsor. House Law and Justice committee chairman Larry Sheahan a Rosalia. Estimates a Cost of $20 million in next two year budget Cycle starting july i. He said legislative budget writers Are committed to allocating the Money required by the Bill. Quot i m not satisfied with the sys obit varies Jeffrey a. Kent Shelton a former Centralia resident Jeffrey a. Kent. 41. Died in a motor vehicle Accident near Hoodsport on saturday March 15. Born july i 1955, in Centralia to James and Lois King Kent he grew up in Centralia graduating front Centralia High school in 1973. He lived in Seattle for 19 years before moving to Mason county. He was the owner and operator of Kent jewelry company on Mercer Island for the past 11 years. He had lived in Shelton for the past three and a half years. His enjoyments were being on the water Riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and being with his family and friends. On Jan. 25. 1974. He married Kathy Sommer in Centralia. His wife survives him at their Home in Shelton. Also surviving Are his daughter Jessica and son. Mitchel. And his parents All of Shelton a brother Scott and sister Barbara Standar both of Palouse and several nieces and nephews. Memorials May be donations to the Jessica and Mitchel Kent education Trust fund at any key Bank location or children s Hospital and medical Center in Seattle. Visitation May be made until 5 today and from to a m. To noon wednesday at Mccomb funeral Home in Shelton which is in charge of arrangements. A a a a funeral for Jeffrey a. Kent will begin at noon wednesday at Mccomb funeral Home. Shelton w Ith the Rev. Steve Schroeder officiating. Interment will follow in Shelton memorial Park obituaries published in the Charnic arc free. Announcements of spa nil sen Iles that in t compans obituaries Hist $15. The chronicle reserves the Rii it he to edit obituary s to meet Ness s guidelines. Paid obituary Geneva Ann Clevenger a longtime resident of Morton Geneva Ann Clevenger died on March 14th, 1997 at Morton general Hospital she was 62. Geneva was born in Birch tree. To on sept. 5, 1934 to Floyd and Anna Lambert she was preceded in death by her father in 1974 she is survived by her husband Norman and 3 children Brenda and son in Law Scott Demarest Mark and daughter in Law Maureen Clevenger Diana Clevenger and Tim Holmes All of Morton 6 grandchildren Brian Demarest of Moscow id Hiedi Demarest Nicole and Cory Clevenger of Morton Jeannie and Jason Clevenger of Roseburg or 4 step grandchildren James Megan Denise and Katie of Morton. She is also survived by her Mother Anna Lambert Collins. Four Sisters Clara Merrick Shirley Lane. Sharon Stamper Karol Hilton All of Mossyrock also by 3 Brothers. Bill Lambert of Mossyrock Don Lambert of Idaho and Mike Lambert of Onalaska. She has numerous nieces and nephews a close longtime Friend Carole Wansley. She was married to Norman c. Clevenger oct. 19, 1950, Mossyrock. Viewing will be held on tues., March 18, at the Morton Chapel from 3 pm-6pm. Funeral services will be held wednesday March 19, 11 00 am at Morton cemetery with Rev. Pete Allen Brown mortuary in charge of arrangements. Tem we have. It s a turnstile for violent offenders a Sheahan said before the vote for passage. A a this Bill goes too far. The message is we Are simply throwing in the Towel Quot instead of finding ways to divert older juveniles from a life of crime countered Mary Lou Dickerson a Seattle. The Bill is backed and was partly written by the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys with particular help from King county prosecutor Norm Maleng. Under the Bill 16 and 17-year-Olds who commit any violent crime would face trial and punishment in the adult Justice system. Such crimes Range from assault and manslaughter to robbery extortion Auto theft and arson. Currently Only 16 and 17-year-Olds who commit the most serious violent crimes such As homicide or Are chronic and violent offenders Are automatically sent into the adult system. Forest service Timber firm look at big land Swap Seattle apr Plum Creek Timber co. And the . Forest service Are working on a huge land Swap that would keep forests in the Snoqualmie pass area intact and ensure biological diversity in the future. A the most significant thing about the Exchange is what you would t see if it Sierra club activist Charlie Raines said. A you see lots of Clear cuts and roads and the continued decline of the spotted Plum Creek has offered 43,000 acres mostly in a Checkerboard pattern near the Alpine lakes wilderness along the interstate 90 corridor. In return the Timber company would get 38, x 0 acres in the mount Baker Snoqualmie Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National forests. There is a catch however to get the land it wants for the Public the Forest serv ice must convince some special interest groups such As offload vehicle enthusiasts to let Plum Creek take Over some of their favorite lands. A you have to give away something Good to get something said Steve Johnson manager of realty transactions for Wenatchee National Forest. The Forest service and Plum Creek completed an agreement last week to work on the Exchange w hich would be the state s biggest since 1943. It is expected to take two years and an estimated $2 million to Complete. Environmental groups generally support the Swap since eliminating the Checkerboard pattern will help build an uninterrupted stretch of wildlife habitat connecting the Alpine lakes area to Public owned lands around mount Rainier. Northwest Home improvement co done to buy Vinyl siding until you talk to Bill 748-1776 contractor License #n0rthi055mq ? in the area Man out of Hospital following injuries a Centralia Man was released March to from a Seattle Hospital after suffering injuries in an automobile Accident feb. 26. Jose l. Romero 28. Was taken to Arborview medical Center for treatment of Chest and facial injuries prior to his release according to Hospital officials. The car Romero was driving collided head on w Ith another vehicle on Highway 12 in Rochester. Meanwhile David c. Pitts a Morton City Council member is now listed in satisfactory condition at a Seattle Hospital following an automobile Accident March 7. Pitts. 40, was flown to Arborview medical Center after the pickup he was driving collided with a digging truck on Highway 12 near Morton. He a being treated for internal injuries. Mossyrock to have pageant saturday Mossyrock a the first miss Mossyrock High school pageant will take place saturday at the Mossyrock Grange 152 Isbell Road. Tickets Are $3 for adults $2 for seniors and children age 12 and under $10 per family. Call 496-5863 or 985-2015 for information. Senior class boys w ill compete for the title. The event w ill include swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Proceeds from the event will be used for a senior graduation party sponsored by parents of senior class members. The school District is not an event sponsor. Orders will be accepted for videocassette recordings of the production. Refreshments will be served after the Winner is crowned. Welfare measure passed Light with Locke closer by Hal Spencer the associated press Olympia a the Senate is expected to act quickly on a House measure to overhaul the welfare system triggering a struggle with gov. Gary Locke Over the shape of the package. The House sent the Bill to the Senate late monday on a 56-42 vote. Senate major i Ity Leader Dan Mcdonald. A Bellevue. Said his chamber will a probably change a comma or two and Send it Back to the House w Here it will sit As the gop led legislature wrangles with the democratic governor. The House passed hb390i after backers said it was a Way to get people Oft the Cycle of dependency and into the work Force. Foes said it would do serious damage to the poor especially children. The measure jointly sponsored by the two houses represents a merger of separate welfare overhaul Bills approved by the respective Chambers weeks ago. As the Issue stands now Locke and the legislature agree on a five year limit for receiving Public assistance and a requirement that most welfare recipients look for work or go to school. Other Points of agreement include child care and health care for those who go to work and tougher penalties for parents who done to pay child support. The legislation is an attempt to comply with the elements of Federal welfare overhaul approved last summer by Congress. But Locke s chief lobbyist. Marty Brown noted monday the Bill still lacks two elements Locke thinks Are Worth fighting for. One is creation of a special a state Only Quot program in which certain welfare recipients such As disabled people and grandmothers caring for grandchildren would be supported with state Money and thus exempt from Federal and state a welfare to work Quot requirements. Another is lockers approach to preserving food stamp and other benefits for Legal immigrants. The legislature wants to pay for Legal immigrants to get food Stamps and other benefits that were eliminated by Congress last year. Attention homeowners 25,000 for you the . Congress has made available up to $25,000 for you to improve your Home through the Cha title 1 loan program. Improvements May include lifetime Energy efficient siding soffit fascia replacement windows and roofing and foundations. If your Home is in need of these improvements please Call now or. Mack 1-800-544-0510 or mail Coupon to a Pacific builders 29424-b Pacific Hwy. 59 . Bol 3289 i Federal Way a 98063 pacifb17700 name address City state. 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