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http://www.crehst.org/ ~ Family Science To celebrate the beginning of Spring Break Week CREHST will present an afternoon of hands-on family science activities from 2-4 pm Monday, April 2 2007.  Held in the Connections Exhibit hall, students and their families will participate in hands-on experiments illustrating the connection between gears, knees, spark plugs, wheelchairs, softball bats and more to their scientific and technological roots at Hanford.  Date: Monday, April 2, 2007, Time: 2 – 4 PM.  Location: CREHST Museum 95 Lee Blvd. Richland.  Cost: This program is offered free with regular museum admission.  For more information call CREHST at 943-9000. Geology Special Wrapping up Spring Break week on Friday, April 6, 2007 CREHST is offering a special…
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The smell of pizza wafted through the halls of Washington State University Tri-Cities on Friday, accompanied by the chatter and laughter of 50 sixth-graders. The children clustered around J.R. Gomez, the branch campus' Latino outreach coordinator, and they were fidgeting and bouncing with the kind of energy common in someone their age. "Are you ready to go to college?" he shouted.  "Yeah!" The children are students at Pasco's Stevens Middle School and Mabton's Artz-Fox Elementary. Most are Hispanic, although the college readiness program Gomez runs is open to any sixth-grader...[more]
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Pasco, WA – Erin Tomlinson recently joined Lourdes Health Network and Lourdes Foundation as a grant writer. Tomlinson was formerly with Kennewick General Hospital. Connie Gillispie, Lourdes Chief Development Officer and Executive Director states, "I have  known Erin for many years. She has a proven track record with grant research, development and implementation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to Lourdes. Her kind spirit and motivation will serve the network and our community." Tomlinson said about her new position, "I am thrilled to be part of an organization whose values are so closely aligned with my own and whose mission calls out to me personally. The Leadership at Lourdes Health Network is phenomenal and I am grateful for the…
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Pasco, WA – Enriqueta Cartagena Mayuga, MD will host a book signing and poetry reading for the public at Lourdes Medical Center, Tuesday, April 19th from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm in Farrelly Auditorium. Lourdes Medical Center is located at 520 N. 4th Avenue in Pasco. Mayuga's latest release, titled Outspoken and Mute: American Life – Poems of political satire and commentary is her third published book, and sells for $16.95 with 20% of book sales at the April 19th signing going to Lourdes Foundation. Mayuga's former books are titled Immigrant at Peace – a Woman Physician Reflects and Spring, Autumn, Sunset – a Collection of Inspirational and Compassionate Poetry. All books will be available at the signing, with 30% of proceeds from her former works at the April…
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Between March 9 and April 15, 2007, the McNary National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed fire activities within refuge boundaries and adjacent to Burbank, Washington, between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The project goals are to reduce hazardous fuels and invasive species and to open up shoreline areas for the benefit of waterfowl. Some ash fallout is expected, however crews will attempt to minimize this effect by only burning when wind and weather conditions are within prescribed parameters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the…
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Pasco, WA – Lourdes Health Network is currently accepting scholarship applications for those interested in entering the nursing or healthcare related studies for the 2007-2008 school year.  A total of six scholarships will be awarded each totaling $1500.00. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria; however, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant's academic achievement, financial need and volunteerism.  Applications may be obtained by calling Donna Hopkins, Volunteer and Foundation Specialist, at 509-546-2301, and applications must be post marked by April 30th, 2007 to be eligible. Lourdes Health Network's Volunteer Scholarship Committee consists of: "¢ Cruz Gonzalez, Chairman "¢ Jesus Melendez "¢ Craig Bolling "¢ Leona Inglima "¢…
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At a news conference today, Columbia Basin College (CBC) renamed its Computer Science program the Lockheed Martin Department of Information Science and Technology. Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with CBC including past donations of equipment and expertise to create wireless Internet technology at the CBC campus. Lockheed Martin will donate 100 laptop computers to CBC students this fall. In addition to the laptops, Lockheed Martin announced a list of other initiatives which include technology donations, direct support of CBC programs and initiatives, guest lectures by industry experts, sabbatical opportunities for CBC faculty at Lockheed Martin, and continued support of the CBC Computer Science curriculum. Lockheed Martin Director and…
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OLYMPIA...With just one day left for the Senate to pass its own bills, Richland Sen. Jerome Delvin nudged Senate Bill 5467 out of a holding pattern and onto the Senate floor for a vote. The measure, which passed 46 – 0, would create an individual and family services program for people with disabilities that provides badly needed respite care for families. "If ever there was a bill that was important to the Tri-Cities, this is the one," said Delvin, deputy Republican whip and ranking Republican on the Senate Higher Education Committee. "To families raising a child with developmental disabilities, this family support bill would be a lifesaver. If passed, it would help families get an occasional break from the constant 24-hour-a-day work of…
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Court Street overpass on Highway SR 395 is dangerous, inhibits local economy.  A trio of 16th District lawmakers are making a push for partial state funding of a pedestrian bridge in Pasco that they believe will lead to better safety and more economic vitality for the area. "People are crossing Highway 395 at Court Street and it's a really dangerous situation," said Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla. "Not only do we want to ensure public safety, we believe this pedestrian bridge will enhance the local economy by connecting more people to the entertainment and shopping in the area."  The City of Pasco is willing to commit $500,000 to the estimated $900,000 project, and 16th District lawmakers would like the state to pitch in the rest.  "The City of Pasco…
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Tri-Cities, Wash. – The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau announced today that with the support of the Tri-Cities lodging industry and the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, the Bureau will contribute $60,000 to the Tri-City Water Follies organization to help retain the 2007 Hydroplane Races. Kathy Balcom, president of Tri-City Water Follies stated, "This grant is a very generous contribution that will allow us to continue the legacy of Water Follies and its significant economic impact to our community." The Tri-City Water Follies organization made presentations to both the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Board of Directors and the Tri-City Area Hotel-Motel Commission in February outlining potential ramifications if adequate…
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