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I~noHImlniilllmMHimlllmllmmlllHlflllUll~lmmHmllll~mHogg1~miHHlHIIml~imglltl~H~ Running Short... Time a running short on the statew de grassroots effort to place an initiative on the November ballot to limit state legislators and other elected officials pay raises. Bruce Helm of Alderwood Manor, who began a one man crusade to give voters of the state a chance to voice an opinion about the large pay raises, flnally got copies of petitions for Initiative 282 rolling off the printing presses early last week. However, in order to gain a slot on the November ballot, at least some 118,000 registered voters sig- natures are required by the July6 deadline. Through Helm's efforts, numer- ous pledges of help and support have come forward to aid in getting the petitions out to the people. Last Thursday as a community service, this newspaper obtained copies of the petition and by Frl- day submitted a second request to Helm for additional copies, which subsequently have been rapidly fill- ed and returned to Helm. There are only a fewcopies avail- able at this office and Helm has ad- vised they all be returned by July 1 to allow himself and volunteers time to prepare and submltt them to Oly- mpia. Registered voters who have not yet had an opportunity to sign the peti- tion and wishing to do so should stop by the MONITOR office as soon as possible. i mlilllllllllllllllllllllliBIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIt 1~uU~~H~~~I~u~H~HH~H~i~i~i~i~i MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON-THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1973, NO. 9.4 A SOMEWHAT confused bird studies a small tree growing out of the top of a power I I Eight medals in a track and field meet--that's the dream of any young athlete. Add a wheel chair to the rules and it sheds an entirely different light on the story. But that's what 14 year old Chris Lentz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phll Lentz of Monroe dld--he won eight medals during the annual Washing- ton Wheelchair track and field games at Sandpoint in Seattle recently. Chris, who has been confined to a wheelchair all his life due to an open spine ailment, got out of the hospital two weeks prior to the meet, Just in time to compete in the games. He captured three first place gold medals, three second place silvers and a pair of bronze medals dur- tngthe two day event. The young, disabled athlete more than earned a spot to participate in the national wheelchair meet; however, a major surgery scheduled In Some 19 reported larcenies re- sulted in an estimated $3,127 worth of losses during the month of May according to the Monroe Police De- partment activity report. "That's the highest number of larcenies and the greatest amount of losses we have experienced in the city in quite sometime," Police Chief D.C. Nauman observed. During that period, department ersonnel recovered items valued at 2,581. During the 31 day period, officers issued 65 traffic citations and nine misdeameanor tickets. pole on Main Street just West of Park Place. --Staff Photo during the meet nullified the chance. The Monroe Police officers are co- operating with several other law enforcement agencies throughout the state investigating a series of auto theRs, Sergeant Earl Hannon re- ported. Thus far one person has been ar- rested, two Suspects are under in- vestlgatlon and two stolen vehicles have been recovered. On June 19, Officer John Hovde impounded an abandoned vehicle Just East of the city limits on Highway 2. A records check indicated the car had been reported stolen from Chelan County. On June 21 at about 10:30 p.m. Monroe police received a call that two persons had Just driven a 1970 Mustang off the used car lot of Cur- ley and Johnston Ford at the corner active youngster is by no of West Main and Madison. means down and out about missing Washington State Patrol troopers the opportunity to travel toNewYork recovered that vehicle, abandoned for the nationals though. He says near Wenatchee, on June 23. there will be another chance. Mike Stonestreet of Portland, In fact, a record Chris set when Oregon, was arrested In East Wen- he was 12 years old in 1971 still atchee and charged with attempted stands. He spun his wheelchair to auto theft, A.W.O.L. from Sand a 11.2 clip In the 40 yard dash to Point, Seattle, and grand larceny, establish the statewlde mark. During the recent Seattle meet Chris rolled to firsts in the 40 yard wheelte event, the 100 yard dash, Sembrs May Claim and was on the winning 400 yard relay squad. He captured second place in the weight lifting, bench pressing 130 Property Tax Cuts pounds, the I00 yard hurdles and the 60 yard dash. e Chris earned thirds in the base- Senior citizen homeowners who ball throw and the shot put. are eligible for partial exemption Disabled youngsters from Caltf- from property taxes should file by ornia, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado June 30 in order to receive pro- and Utah also participated in the perty tax relief on their 1974 tax- meet. as. Forms for filing exemption claims are available at the office of Sno- homlsh County Assessor J.B. Haines in Everett.\ To be eligible a claimant must meet the following requirements: ed. be age 62 or older as of January The local agency handled two nar- 1, 1973; have a family Income under cottcs complatnts, ftvefamtlyftghts, $6,000 during calendar year 1972; three Juvenile problems, answered and be an owner and occupant of three suspicious persons calls and the home on January I, 1973. five neighborhood fights. Physically disabled persons who Some 16 house checks were con- are retired from gainful employ- ducted during the month, 14 build- ment are also entitled to the par- ings were found open and officers tial exemption. assisted the public 17 times. Also single persons or couples with incomes less than $4,000 are Speeding rated as the major cause eligible for an exemption of all for issuance of a traffic citation, with excess levies with a minimum re- 24 tickets written. Illegal parking duction of $50 provided they meet accounted for 15 tickets, seven per- the age or disability requirement. sons were cited for drivers license Those with incomes between Lawmen responded to178com- violations, four weretaggedforsus- $4,000 and $6,000 qualify for an plaints during the month and set- pended licenses and five stopped for exemption of one-half the excess tled 129 of them. Five calls were failure to use due care. levies. determined to be unfounded and47 remained unsettled. Two burglaries netted an estimat- ed $400 loss while five vehicle ac- cidents resulted in about $500 dam- age. Three auto theRs occurred during the month and one arson was report- One operator was stopped for recldess driving and two others were cited for driving while Intoctcat- ed. Three persons were arrested for being drunk in public, two for petit larceny and two others for conceal- ed weapons violations. Persons receiving social security payments may deduct one-third of these benefits when computing their total family income. For further information call 259- 9433 or visit the county assessor's office in the new County Adminis- tration Building. auto theft. Hannon said two other persons were currently being investigated in connection with the rash of thefts. The Snohomish County Board of Equalization is scheduled to convene July 2 to hear appeals from property taxpayers on property valuations established by the county assessor. County property taxpayers must petition the Board in order to appeal their property valuation. The Board requests that peti- tloners supply facts relating to the market value of their property such as selling prices of similar property in the area, cost of replacing ImUd- ings and other factors that may in= fluence the value, making adjust- ments for topography, lack of ac- cess, poor perculatlon or any other contributing items. The meetings will be held on the third floor of the new county ad- ministration building in Everett on July 2, 16 and 30 beginning at 9:30 a,m. Any property owner who feels there are inequities in heir asses- sment or exemptions may file apet- ttton and appear before the Board. Appeal forms may be obtained from the Board clerk at the county administration building and they must be filed by July 15. llo you oon clepoe# wgNm you k W~ whm you need. AJI money ~ by ~ 101h lllm Irom the Ilrlt. 8oundl hliwwllql? 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