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October 7, 2009 Vol. 121, No. 11 75 THE NEWSPAPER AT THE HEART t~ SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY r, ;P'UJ.L'd. I c)SI P3.4 2'5/10 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009 2008 GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER of the For a slideshow about the Cougars' shutout of the Red Wolves, please go to www. Eagles run into Toma- hawks. ADAM RUDNICK The Arlington Times Cedrick Kim, a Hailer Middle School seventh-grader, peers out a school bus window while riding home Oct. 1. The Arlington School District counted its school bus riders during the week of Sept. 28. l ASD conducts bus ridership week by Adam Rudnick ers are required to conduct daily The Arlington Times head counts during their morning routes for one week each fall. ARLINGTON The impor- Those counts are tallied and tance of school bus ridership week forwarded to the Washington was not lost on Marie Gaudin.state Office of the Superintendent "Sometimes I don't, but usually of Public Instruction for funding I ride the bus every day," said Gau- purposes. din, a sixth-grader at Haller Mid- Each school district receives dle School. "My morn told me that I state transportation funds based need to ride the bus this week." on the number of students who Gaudin was one of approxi- ride the bus during that one-week mately 2.500 students who rode an Arlington School District bus dur- span. ADAM RUDNICK The Arlington Times KIRK BOXLEITNER The Arlington Times From left, Everett photographer Jerry Gay shares with Denise Brown how his work has spotlighted issues such as domestic violence. Kirk Boxleitner important it is to edu- The Arlington Times cate young people about domestic violence by EVERETT -- The recalling the violence- Domestic Violence Ser- free childhood that she vices of Snohomish and her sister shared, County's fourth annual and the warning signs Hope Within luncheon she overlooked in her sis- drew 680 attendees Sept. ter's relation- 30, twice ship with her the number ex-husband. of attendees it attracted "'I saw all D e n i s e didn't learn last year, these flowers of the full with Denise and jewelry, extent of the Brown as abuse that its keynote but I wonder Nicole suf- speaker, nOW how marly fered until This year after Nicole's marks the of those were death, when 15th anni- bought to make versary of the murder up for her of Brown's abuse." Page 6 The Arlington Times is now on Twitter. For news updates fol- low http:lltwitter, coml stfrank and http:ll twitter'crn/ArlTimes" For sports updates fol- low http:/Itwitter, corn/ daniellesports. CLASSIFIED ADS 12-t3 CROSSWORD 9 LEGAL NOTICES 5 OBITS 9 OPINION 4 SPORTS 6-7.10 SUDOKU 9 WORSHIP DIRECTORY 1 1 s IilUU!!!It!!!!!I Jlo "Drivers are given state count Hailer Middle School sixth-grader ing the week of Sept. 28. As part of Jodie Moore getS- off a school bus a statewide count, district bus driv- RIDERSHIP page 2 Oct. 1, Lower enrollment on par with district estimates by Adam Rudnick in the district's 10 schools not include students who thing," Borgens said, The Arlington Times for the 2009-10 schoolattend Stilly Valley School, NotincludingStillyVal- year. During the month of which has a later start date ley, the district counted an ARLINGTON Con- September, 5,103 students than the other district average of 4.,89.1.85 FTE, servative enrollment pre- were counted within dis- schools and were therefore or full-time equivalent stu- dictions by the schooltrict schools, according not counted, saidDebBor- dents, during September. district have been nearly to enrollment numbers gens, executive director of Numbers from Stilly Spot-on during the first provided by the district's financial services. Valley will be available in month of the school year. financial services depart- "The main thing is that the October enrollment The Arlington School ment. we're above where we're District budgeted for Those numbers do budgeted and that's a good 5,100 students to enroll ESTIMATES page 2 Denise read her journals. "Nicole always stood tall with a Denise Brown smile on her face," Brown said. "I saw all these flowers and jewelry, but I wonder now how many of those were bought to make up for her abuse." Brown remembered her first meeting with her sister's future husband, and the fight that fol- BROWN page 3 sister, Nicole Brown Simpson, as well as the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, which was reinstated this year. Brown praised DVS of Snohomish County for its work, especially with teenagers, but noted that "we're still losing three to four women every day" to domestic violence. Brown illustrated how by Adam Rudnick warmly. The Arlington Times Although he has not had a chance to meet all of the area coaches, he said he's met a number MARYSVILLE -- Readers can expect this of high school athletic directors. newspaper's newest reporter to take a commu- "Everybody has been really helpful so far." nity-first approach to covering local sports. Sherer said. Travis Sherer joined the staff of The Marys- In addition to his reporting and photography ville Globe and The Arlington Times Sept. 29 as duties, Sherer will be writing a weekly column both newspapers' sports reporter, that will appear in both The Marysville Globe Sherer will primarily report on high school and The Arlington Times. sports for The Times and The Globe, bfit he will "I hope to make a couple of people laugh, but also write a weekly column, it's also a chance for people to get to know me." The Everett resident, who spent the past year Sherer said. "It gives people a clearer picture of working as a sports information director and who I am and gives me a chance to get to know ADAM RUDNICKTheArlington Times communications assistant for the University of Washington's golf program, said the Marysville Travis Sherer is the newest addition to The Arlington Times and The and Arlington communities have greeted him SHERER page 2 Marysville Globe newspapers. P t t