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Response to Mr. Kundu's Editorial

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:47PM

Mr. Kundu's recent article chastising me and other skeptics of the man-made global warming theory couldn't have been more timely. Just this past week a petition was released signed by 31,000 scientists across the U.S. rejecting said theory. Where's the consensus now?

This week in history from The Arlington Times archives 10 years ago 1998

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

n Major corporations involved in forestry, mining and fisheries bank on the public's belief in the idea of the balance of nature. But Mike Fellows, a science teacher at Lakewood High School, says "balance of nature is a fallacy." At least it is if chaos theory is correct and chaos theory is gaining credibility within the scientific community. Fellows' involvement with the scientific community at the university level helps fuel his passion for science, thinking the questions and searching for answers. Through his passion for exploring and learning, Fellows is bringing high-level physics and biology to Lakewood students. His classes encourage students to think critically, pose questions and organize experiments to determine answers. Through direct involvement in experiments, Fellows is illustrating to students that changes in environment can produce extreme consequences. So even in a sterile setting where the environment is controlled, there are always tiny variations that can be imperceptible, but can change the outcome of an experiment. With that premise, if an environment is changed through activities like logging, excavating or drag-net fishing, it is wrong to assume balance can be restored when the global and/or long-term effects of these changes is not known. Through hands-on experiments, Lakewood students are testing for the how and why of chaos theory and its practical application. Some of this advance biology research is because of their teacher's involvement in the Partnership in Science program. The program has helped pay for some special pieces of equipment. Partnership in Science is a mentorship program that gives high school teachers an opportunity to do vanguard research and work with colleagues at the university level. Fellows said he was fortunate he was picked to participate in the program for the last two years. As part of his involvement, Fellows won an exit grant of $3,000 as long as there was a community match of $2,000. Fellows said the local branch of Washington Mutual Bank put in most of the matching $2,000 with the balance coming from other community donations to the school. With the grant and the matching money, Fellows bought some nifty equipment allowing students to do advanced lab experiments. To test chaos theory and its premise that slight variations can cause major changes, students created small environmental "landscapes," miniature replicas of an ecological system found in nature. They will then test the effect of poison (in this case copper sulfate) on the environmental landscape. In an eight-week experiment, students created the landscapes (as well as a controlled landscape they used for comparison) in jars by putting together measured amounts of lake water, sand, sterilized straw and three types of algae.

Back in the day¬Ö

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 6:02PM

Initiate 1029 Olympic Place Retirement and Assisted Living Community.

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

Don't be fooled by the rhetoric of sponsors of Initiative 1029, an initiative designed to dramatically increase the training requirements for all home and community-based caregivers. Before signing on to this ill-conceived initiative we have to ask the tough question. Is this good public policy or simply an effort to thwart legislative process?

Paine Field Mill Creek

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

Passenger service at Paine Field would be an important asset to Snohomish County. The ability to get to an airport quicker will save on roads, time and auto fuel.

Arlington pilot in crash 'darned lucky' to be alive

  • Jun 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

The pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft was described as "darned lucky" by at least one eyewitness after his plane crashed in a grassy field west of Arlington at approximately 10:50 a.m., June 2.

Accused child molester on the run from Snohomish Sheriff's Office

  • Jun 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 31-year-old Arlington man awaiting trial on a first-degree child molestation charge.

Arlington boat company walks to stop cancer at Relay for Life

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

STANWOOD Employees of U.S. Marine in Arlington are sick and tired of losing friends and family to cancer. To prevent more, they spent the night walking around the track at Stanwood High School Stadium, May 30 and 31, at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

'Brooster' Bruch passes away at 56

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

ARLINGTON Bruce Bruch's battle with lung cancer came to an end on the morning of May 28, when the owner of Brooster's Cafe on Olympic Avenue passed away at 56 years old.

Pilot injured in plane crash near Arlington

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

ARLINGTON After crashing into a grassy field west of Arlington June 2, the pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft was described as "darned lucky" by at least one eyewitness.

GeoBears brave danger to teach kids about world

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58PM

ARLINGTON A teddy bear made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, as Arlington students made closer contact with the larger world than even their teachers had intended.

White Horse Tavern remodel uncovers history

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

ARLINGTON It's got a lot of history, and Barbara Jones wants the White Horse Tavern on Olympic Avenue to have a future, too.

Post earns nearly $3,000 from Safeway

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

ARLINGTON Post Middle School scored nearly $3,000 from Safeway and its shoppers this past fall, and the Post Parent Teacher Student Association commemorated this with Arlington Safeway employees, May 16.

New Thai restaurant opens at Lakewood Crossing

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

LAKEWOOD The family owners of the Mae Phim Lakewood Thai Restaurant, at 17020 Twin Lakes Ave., C106, put on a splashy grand opening April 22 with three children all dressed up in traditional clothing played traditional Thai music and a beautiful young lady in glittering gold silks danced a traditional Thai dance.

Grace Academy athlete on track with dual 1B state championships

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

Grace Academy track standout Brian Young has a long scrape down his right arm that is just beginning to heal. "I was long jumping and I wasn't doing too well during my prelim jumps, " he said. "I scraped it on the concrete in the pit." As Young and eight of his teammates travelled to Eastern Washington University to compete in the 1B state championship meet, Young went to defend his state meet record in the boys long jump and vie against league rival Jordan Smith, of Lopez Island, for the title of best high jumper. Young emerged from the meet a dual champion, winning both jumps.

Power Alley little leaguers go 2-2 in Tournament of Champions

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

Power Alley rallied against Tournament of Champions rival Pacific, but the Edmonds-area team ultimately proved to be the Bulldogs' nemesis in a May 28 rematch at Lake Stevens' Bond Field. Power Alley and Pacific found themselves locked in their second meeting in four games as the champions of their respective Little League divisions.

Riding high: Arlington eighth-grader sets new national high jump record

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

Arlington eighth-grader Max Bryson must have a spring in his step. The Post Middle School track athlete broke a 23-year-old high jump record not long after he took up the sport. But this spring, in the middle school season, Bryson took his success to new heights and what appears to be a new national record. At the season finals meet in Mount Vernon, Bryson cleared a height of 6-5 1/4.

Little league rivalries reignited in Marysville tourney

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

Recent Little League all-star alumni clashed in the NSA spring training doubleheader at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, May 29. The U12 Stilly Valley Crusaders, who are made up in large numbers by the Stilly Valley all-star team that advanced to the Little League softball regional last summer, won both of their games in the third of five tournament matches.

Marysville Parks Dept. keeping kids active with summer sports programs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

As the school year winds down, summer sports opportunities are rising with the mercury in the thermometers. With different sports camps running from June through August, the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department provides chances for area kids to hone their athletic skills across an array of sports.

Sweet! Stilly Valley softball team wins tournament of champions

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:17PM

It took two games, but the Stilly league softball champs beat Mukilteo to win the tournament of champions. Undefeated through the tournament bracket, the Stilly Valley girls had the chance to put the Magic away in their first meeting on May 31. But Stilly Valley coach Butch Diemer prepared his team to win the championship in two games, a luxury they were afforded by their no-loss performance.

A&LSCAN

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Marysville artist John Vistaunet is part of a group show of landscapes and figurative works in pastels at the Solovei Art Gallery June 3 - 28. Along with Vistaunet's outstanding nudes, the show also includes works by Helen Feeney, Janet Hamilton, Karla Matzke and Joe MacKechnie. An artists' reception is planned from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at 2804 Grand Ave. in Everett. For more information call 425-501-2448.

Three choral groups offer various music

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Three distinct groups of singers with members from Arlington and Marysville are offering an assortment of choral music this weekend the Northwest Sound Chorus, the Northern Sound Girls Choir and the Everett Chorale.

Dancers salute the movies

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

ARLINGTON Classics from the silver screen will be honored by the Star Energy Performing Company of the Arlington School of Dance at its spring recital June 6 and 7 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School.

McElroy siblings offer recitals June 8

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Colleen McElroy, Arlington High School senior, and Eric McElroy, AHS sophomore, will each present a recital Sunday, June 8, at Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave.

This is the season when the stars come out

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:46PM

This is the season when local newspapers bloom with photos of bright young achievers who won awards for having spent their time well. Valedictorians, scholarship winners, honors for excellence. Stars, all of them. Readers happily devour their stories, grateful for such good young people. The young winners are grateful for the parents, grandmas, grandpas, teachers, mentors, pastors and friends who helped them on their way. And we are thankful for how they shine against a societal background of violence and prejudice. Because of how they stand above rampant wrong-doing and laziness, this new crop of stars restores hope for our future.

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