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Thursday, February 3, 2011 Free Press Page 3 Contributed photo by Jim Missel/CHS Special talent The Cheney High School Special Olympics Blackhawks basketball team captured the Senior 4 Division in recent competition, receiving a gold medal, and will advance to state tournament competition March 4-6 in Wenatchee. Team members pictured above left to right are Hannah Devine, Elizabeth Perry, Cameron Finley, Jessica Carbow and Peter Condon. EWU professors release studies on government consolidatior00 s While consolidating local government is typically a popu- lar response in times of finan- cial or political crisis, two new studies by Eastern Washington University's Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis reveal city and county consoli- dations have not produced the savings the casual advocate might expect. The studies are the 14th and 15th in a series of monographs conducted by the nstitute, which utilizes the expertise of EWU faculty to conduct research in so- cial, economic and public policy questions. For the studies, two Eastern faculty members synthesized peer-reviewed studies of note- worthy consolidation efforts around the country, including those in the counties around Indianapolis and Louisville and two heavily populated counties in Georgia. The reports also summarize why and how com- munities across the country have embraced consolidations of local government functions. "The review of the economic analysis to date does not show any significant savings from large-scale consolidations," Pat- rick Jones, executive director of the institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis said in a press release. "But there may be other reasons to consolidate. We hope these two studies are of value to jurisdictions throughout eastern Washington." The authors of the mono- graphs are Grant Forsyth, Ph.D, a professor in EWU's Department of Economics, and Kevin Pirch, Ph.D, an assistant professor in EWU's Department of Govern- ment. For more information, please contact Patrick Jones at 358-2266 or Sarvlno lie West Plains Locally owned & operated Tank pumping & maintenance Baffle inspection System inspection for home sale License #602872994 '1' II II rl I cheneyseptic@gmail corn * www cheneyseptic corn Contributed photos by Medical Lake instructor Craig Johnson Danielle Burris, left, and Janelle Albright were two Medical Lake students who took part in competition Jan. 29 at East Valley High School. Medical Lake band students compete at Northeast Sole/Ensemble Festival The Medical Lake School District sent many sixth through 12th-grade band students to the Northeast Solo/Ensemble Fes- tival, held Jan. 29 at East Valley High School. Participating stu- dents were under the direction of band directors Holly Amend, Craig Johnson and Gail Phillips. The students performed challenging pieces as soloists or in ensembles for local clini- cians who gave them feedback on how they performed and how they might improve in future performances. High school students who received a superior rating of I are eligible for competition at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest taking place at the end of April in E1- lensburg, Wash. The clinician chooses the top "1" student of the day to go to state, on a given instru- ment. MLHS students Danielle Burris on flute, Jacob Morrison on piano and Peter Loeffler on trumpet were selected as alter- nates to state. Also, Medical Lake Middle School eighth-grade clarinetist Stephanie Burris amazed the clarinet judge so much that she received the coveted 1+ rating, which is rarely given. MEDICAL LAKE  DENTAL CLINIC Bringing Smiles to Families on the West Plains and Fairchild AFB since 1977. :..:..:. Family Dentistry Jessica M. Toillion, D.D.S. Ryan K. Love, D.D.S. .:..:..:. Pediatric Dentistry (Children & Young Adults) Bruce C. Toillion, D.D.S. North 123 Brower P.O. Box 10 Medical Lake, WA 509-299-5171 Accepting New Families Most insurance plans accepted Contracted with United Concordia, WDS, Premera & Principal PRESENTS SPECIAL MENU , Roasted Brie 2. Smoked Tomato Lobster Bisque 3. Organic Garden Salad 4. A choice of...(please mention when making reservations) Apple Wood Smoked Prime Rib or Black & Blue Smoked Prime Rib Sweetheart Chicken Breast Wild Alaskan Halibut & Salmon Weave Monster Sea Scallops & Jumbo Prawns 5. Romantic Dessert (shared) Priest Lake Huckleberry Ice Cream The Infamous Mud Pie (or a combo of both) lncludes Jroget California's Sparkling Champagne For Two -$75 per couple -- Reservations Required - Valentine Dinner Saturday, February 12th