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2 - The Arlington TLMES - Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1983 South county man files against Tucker for county executive job me Schucks's Auto Supply's "Million Dollar Fish Derby" will be held again a week from Sunday, August 14th and it's a shame. The derby is a great seam for Schuck's and for the fishermen who might catch one of their tagged fish, but it's not so good for the Puget Sound fisheries. There may be five tagged fish out there, but it's the other fish and future fish that concern us. The enormous pressure such highly "'hyped" derbies put on the fisheries can't help but have a detrimental effect. Sehuck's rationalizes their promo- tion by allocating $4 of their $12 entry fee for a charity, the Easter Seal pro- gram. Nothing wrong with Easter Seals except they have nothing to do with fish and it is the fisheries that Schuck's is taking advantage of to promote their business. That $4 ought to be going back into the fisheries future, back into some kind of a salmon enhancement pro- gram, a hatchery perhaps. Now, this year they will be giving $5000 to a University of Washington fisheries scholarship, $3000 to some tribal fisheries enhancement program and another $3000 to the Northwest Steel- head and Salmon Council, but we think that's peanuts compared to what they will be taking out of the system to promote auto parts. One can't help but think that the $4 to a general, non-sport charity is there just to mollify the general public and get as much uncritical free media coverage as possible. After all, what's nicer than Easter Seals. But Easter Seals don't grow the fish which must be replaced, A derby the size of Schuck's could easily draw 10,000 or more fishermen and a little simple arithmetic will give you an idea of how many fish will be harvested that day. We tend to forget about all those other fish, thinking only about the "magic" five fish and the promised, but as yet undelivered riches. We are inclined to want to ban such "profit-promoting" derbies, but in lieu of such an extreme remedy, all the extra money should be plowed right into where it's coming out of -- the Puget Sound fisheries. --feb By Marsha Skewis My eight-year-old nephew may not be a whiz at video games, but he's certainly more adept than 1 am. 1 was made aware of this in a most humiliating fashion last winter when Eric challenged me to a round of competition. We sat on the living room floor, playing games with foreign names like DonkeyKong and PacMan. When 1 announced that I'd never played before, Eric looked at me in a peculiar fashion. He obviously thought I suffered from some fatal character flaw or else ! was lying outright, it was beyond the scope of Eric's experience to take me seriously. "Everyone can play PacMan," he said, dismissing my trivial questions about rules and tactics of the game. 1 derived no sense of satisfaction at proving Eric wrong. Maybe everyone else can play PacMan, but I can't. Eric kept selecting less fast-paced versions of the game, but my level of competence did not improve corre- spondingly. Each game was finished before I felt ! had gotten warmed up. it wasn't that i minded losing one game or twenty. What bothered me was the importance Eric seemed to be attaching to my losses. Before Atari, Eric had held me in high regard. 1 was his favorite aunt who could do no wrong: ! admit i basked in this state of affairs and had been lulled into a false sense of security by it. Now that Eric perceived one crack in my perfection he might start noticing the others. I preferred not to have that happen too suddenly. The next day i was busy formulating a plan to reinstate myself in Eric's good graces. Since 1 do my best thinking in the garden, that's exactly where 1 headed, i hand-weeded two tows of broccoli and was just moving to the corn section when the solution hit me with startling clarity. I had planted a new variety of popcorn and it was surpassing my highest hopes of production. By October i would literally have bags of popcorn. Eric had a great fondness for popcorn and therein lay the crux of my scheme. I would casually stage an Atari re- match, but ! would have one important advantage on my side. I would bring my popcorn and Eric and I would prepare it together. And I would make sure his had lots of butter. Lots. Enough to make his hands slippery on the joystick. Oh, it would probably have been easier to simply practice a bit on Pac Man. Friends assure me that a modicum of confidence in any video game is readily gained with practice. But the truth is that during garden season I can concentrate on little but crops, weeds and slugs. To take time to do anything else was not a viable alternative for me. So I proceeded with my impractical, even conniving plan to redeem my pride at PacMan, and thereby regain Eric's misplaced sense of my com- petence as a human being extra. ordinaire. It worked. Whether from slick hands or an over-stuffed tummy. Eric's performance at our re-match was not up to par. I doubt that my own had improved, but the contrast between our scores was considerably minimized. Eric no longer refers to my ineptness at Atari. He does, however, rave about my popcorn. He thinks l'm wonderful, and 1 feel the same way about him. in Vol. 94, NO. 50 Sire R. Wilson Iii Publisher 426 N. Olympic Ave. Arlington, WA 98223 Telephone (206) 435-5757 PUBLICATION NO. USPS 0321-4000 Wednesday, August 3, 1983 Frederick Bird Sue Stevenson General t~neger Advertising Sales end Editor Member Washington Newscelm" Publllherl Auocletlon Netlomtl Newspaper Association Published every Wednesday. Entered as second-class matter at Arlington, Washington 98223. Subscription rates: $11.00 annually in county, $12.00 an- nually outside Snohomish County, $6.50 annually for senior citizens in Snohomlsh County (62 & over). Court Sheehan, Democratic candidate for Snohomish County Executive, issued an opening campaign statement last week which called for a new level of cost consciousness at all levels of country government. "Our new form of government has been a costly adventure for taxpayers," Shee- han asserted, referring to budgets which have increased on an average of $9 million per year under the present administration. "No one denies that the county needs to keep basic services at a level which will best serve the taxpayers," Sheehan said. "However, we must work to reduce top- heavy administrative costs." Sheehan proposes to accomplish this task by using cost-effective management techniques; evaluating all present county department heads and supervisory leader- ship for. effectiveness and efficiency; and working to stimulate a spirit of teamwork among the departments of county govern- ment. Sheehan said he would broaden the Snohomish County tax base by "encour- aging clean, new industries and assisting in the process of expanding present business and industry with a positive approach to land use and environmental issues." A breeder and owner of champion quarterhorses, the candidate, who lives in Bothell south of Silver Lake, was quick to point out that a "can do" attitude toward land use issues does not have to mean a sacrifice in the quality of life ct:rrently enjoyed by Snohomish County citizens. The Sno-lsle Regional Library System will turn on its first computer checkout terminals on Monday, August 1st at the Arlington Library. Terminals are being installed throughout the system and it is expected that all 18 community libraries will be on line by the end of the year. All of this is part of a $400,000 project to automate library circulation functions. By using a computer to check materials in and out, the library system will: Have instantaneous access to complete information concerning circulating ma- terials throughout Snohomish and Island Counties. That means, for example, that a person in Mukilteo can know immediately what is on the shelves in Arlington and Oak Harbor... Have increase inventory control over the 450,000 cataloged books, magazines, records, films, tapes, and art prints.,. Manage the time-consuming process of issuing overdue notices... And, most importantly, free staff from repetitive manual tasks to give more direct service to library users. In preparation for community libraries coming on line, the library system has been registering patrons for library cards. Registration for other parts of the two counties will occur closer to the time,the terminals at their libraries become operational. Each library card and every cataloged item has a unique barcode number that can be read by the computer terminal's light pen. Everyone will need a card to borrow material. Automating circulation will be bringing about other adjustments in library system procedures, all of which will go into effect this year. The loan period will increase from two weeks to 2 ! days. ltems may still be returned to any of the Sno-lsle outlets. While there will be no overdue fines, there will be a service fee for long overdue materials of $1. A patron will be blocked from checking out materials if a service fee has been charged. Upon payment or return of overdue items, a patrons borrowing privileges will be immediately rcinstated. Septic cleaning con artists find victims The Snohomish County Sheriff's De- partment is investigating two reported incidents where senior citizens have been the victims of consumer fraud in the Stanwood and Lake Goodwin area. Two subjects described as white males in their mid 20's and late 40's, driving a white pickup truck and light colored van are contacting prospective victims at their homes, offering to check their septic tank at no charge. The .resulting "check" is a full septic tank in need of pumping with an offer to pump it cheaper than the normal rate. The subjects then pump little or nothing from the tanks and charge the victims approximately three times the normal rate, said the Sheriff's spokesman. The Sheriff's Department requests anybody with information on similar incidents please telephone Detective Lonnie Hicks at 259-9365. Legitimate septic tank pumping com- panies operating in Snohomish County are licensed by the Snohomish County Health Office. Citizens requiring this information should telephone 259-9473. COUPON r Reg. $12.99-$18.99 WHILE SUPPLY LASTS HURRY! FOR BEST SELECTION cash value 1 /20th- COUPON EXPIRES Aug. 30, 1983 659-3606 10310 HWY. 99 MARYSVILLE 2 BLOCKS NORTH of EL TORO'S MS EP oo AS TE FREE IMATE Prompt & Efficient Roy Wenzel--OWNERS--Gary Waiters S529-47thAve. N.E. * Marysville * tic.#NorthC-213KS l p A U P D P R 0 V E D W WEAR Sheehan has lived in Snohomish County for 36 years. He has four grown daughters. He is a member of the Knights Of Columbis and a past member of Everett Rotary. Skilled in the use of power boats, he has, in the past, been a part of the Snohomish County Search and Rescue effort, working with the Sheriff's Depart- ment to assist flood and accident victims. He was employed as a manager by Chevron, U.S.A., before becoming an independent businessman. Sheehan has operated several businesses in the county, including Court's Chevron Service, Mar- tha Lake Chevron, and Court's Trailer Sales. Working with the Wall Street Group, he assembled the properties for the Wall Street Building in downtown Everett. He ir~ surrently involved ea estate consulting~ Arnie's Restaurant in THE DEPARTMENT Of VEHICLE LICENSING maintains an agency in Arlington, managed by MARY KNUDSON at her home, 325 Cobb Ave. Arlington - Phone 435-2250 Monday thru Friday, 9a.m. to 5:30 p.m. FULL SERVICE, including Washington and out-of-state transfers, license renewals, monthly tonnage, estate trans- fers. etc. Mrs. Knudson has been the agent for the Arling- ton area since 1955. ---ALSO--- 7:30 p.m. (PG) In six weeks, yoU can find memories to last a lifetime... DUDLEY MOORE & MARY TYLER MOORE IN STARTS STARTS FRIDAY! YS VILI TWIN CINEMA 4159-76th St. N.E. Just East of Sofeway 6S3-34S6 ONE WEEK ONLY! FRI. 7:00 & 9:30 SAT. & SUN. 1:00, 3:30, 7:00 & 9:30 MON.-THURS. 1:00, 7:00 & 9:30 ALL AFTERNOON SHOWS s2 Adults Sl .50 Child & Seniors The Snohomish County Auditor Dean V. applicants to fill vacancies in the Snohomish Boards, for work at the polling places. Please write to the Snohomish County Dean V. Williams 3000 Rockefeller Everett, WA 98201 QUALIFICATIONS / INFORMATION 1. Must be willing to declare party affiliation. 2. Work days are September 20, 1983 and November hour instruction class prior to the primary election. mandatory for working. 3. Must be a registered voter in Snohomish County. office we need your name, complete address, precinct. Please Reply in Writing. 4. Hours are approximately 6:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m: 5. Election board members are paid $3.35 an hour. ,i- I11 m LL FRESH FROZEN DR. 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