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Thursday, June 28,2012 Free Press Page 3 Vid boards coming this t score rn's R Field and Court important, is the ability for the university to Eastern Washington University an- "This type of enhancement have a platform to tell'Eastern's story' in a nounced last Friday it is taking steps to re- place the 23-year-old Roos Field scoreboard will only help connect more compelling way at home games." The video scoreboard will come On the hanceWith atheneWgame_dayVideo scoreboardexperiencethatfor students,Will en- people to EWU when visiting heels of the installation of red synthetic fans and athletes. In addition, a new video campus whether for athletics, turf in 2010, which was made possible with board will be added to the existing score- community events or com- a lefid gift from Michael and Katherine board at Reese Court in the Pavilion. Roos in addition to other many generous The project will be financed by the mencement." _ donors. The scoreboard project is the next EWU Foundation and will not include any Eastern Washington University Foundation logical step in facility enhancements. taxpayer or non-designated donor dollars, chair Rob Neilson"This type of enhancement will only help The primary source of funding will come connect more people to EWU when visiting from advertising revenue generated from campus whether for athletics, community the scoreboards, which wilt also produce installation in 1989, when Eastern returned events or commencement," Foundation chair revenue for scholarships, the majority of its football games back to Rob Neilson said. "Part of the Foundation's "The EWU Foundation is excited to campus after using Spokane's Joe Albi Sta- mission is to generate more interest in invest in an opportunity that fulfills a uni- dium from 1984-1988. It has also been used the university and this project will go a long versity need while creating a mechanism to for numerous high school football games way toward that goal." generate scholarship support," Michael and track meets. The video scoreboard is expected to be Westfall, executive director of the EWU "The ability to move our game-day envi- in place by Sept. I for a high school kickoff Foundation, said. The Foundation is the non- ronment into the video age is tremendously event that will take place on Roos Field.The profit corporation that will take the leading important," EWU athletics director Bill Reese Court video board will be installed role in managing this project. Chaves said. "There is no doubt that fans shortly thereafter. Daktronics, one of the The existing Roos Field scoreboard has in the 21st century expect quality video ca- nation's leading scoreboard manufacturers, been used for 112 football games since its pabilities at games, but almost, if not more will construct both boards. It may be cool, but state officials warn fire danger still exists Several state agencies are advising citizens that despite cool and wet conditions so far this summer there still exists the danger for residential and wild- land fires, especially around the July 4 holiday and as the sum- mer gets hotter and vegetation dries out. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal there were 264 fires in 2011 caused by fireworks, with 89 residential fires creating an estimated loss of $568,846. In a news release, State Fire Mar- shal Charles M. Duffy noted that using fireworks in a negligent or reckless manner can have crimi- nal and/or legal consequences, which range from being charged with misdemeanor, gross misde- meanor or even a felony. A gross misdemeanor can bring a fine of up to $5,000 and/ or one year in prison.'Po~sessi6n 9f illegal explosive devxces, such as M-80"s, a homemade device or an altered firework is both a state and federal offense. Department of Natural Re- sources officials expressed simi- lar concerns, noting it is illegal to discharge fireworks on DNR- protected and public lands. ~ce January, DNR has already s~ppressed approximately 143 fires that have burned nearly 872 fireworks and be responsible by acres on DNR-protected lands, cleaning up debris when done. Not surprisingly, DNR re- Residents should talk with cords show fire danger is high- family members and guests est Saturday and Sunday after- about the fireworks laws for noons when the woods fill up their area. Most cities and towns with recreationists. Unattended in Spokane County have banned campfires, fireworks, faulty individual fireworks. vehicle or motorcycle mufflers, According to the DNR a state- careless disposal of cigarettes, wide burn ban on all DNR-pro- and outdoor burning are among tected lands will go into place "We urge everyone to exercise caution with any fire-related activities this holiday weekend." Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark the common sources of wildfire July I and run through Sept. 30. starts in Washington. This applies to all forestlands "The major wildfires in Colo- in Washington under DNR fire rado and New Mexico remind protection, but does not apply us how destructive they can be to federal lands. to our homes and lives," Peter Campfires are permitted Goldmark, ,Commissioner of: on DNR-managed lands in ap- Public Lands said. "We urge proved fire pits. To have a fun, everyone to exercise caution enjoyable and safe weekend with any fire-related activities or camping trip, DNR reminds this holiday weekend." citizens it is illegal to discharge Duffy's office noted that fireworks on DNR-protected and fireworks-generated fires can be public lands and suggests never prevented if people follow the leave a campfire unattended, three B's of fire safety: Be Pre- and be sure it is completely out pared by having water nearby before leaving the area, recre- and putting pets indoors, be safe ational vehicles have operating in allowing only adults to light spark arresters and do not park :Local agencies increase DUI patrols for Hoopfest, July 4 Local law enforcement agen- cant time saving tool for the of- deaths from 2006-2010 involved cies have begun extra patrols ricers processing DUI suspects, an alcohol or drug-impaired mo-. this summer to catch drivers The MIDU will be utilized by tor vehicle driver. Over a third operating their motor vehicles Spokane area law enforcement of all persons who died were while under the influence of agencies on Friday and Saturday ages 16 to 25. Males accounted alcohol. Patrols began last week evenings, for 73 percent of motor vehicle and run through July 8, includ- The Spokane County Sheriff's deaths involving an impaired ing June 29-30 m conjunction Office, Spokane Valley Police driver in Spokane County. Over With Spokane's Hoopfest. The Department, Spokane Police half ofimpaireddriver-involved patrols are funded by a grant Department, Cheney Police deaths were from crashes that from Washington Traffic Safety Department, EWU Police De- occurred from 3 p.m, Friday to Commission and supported by partment, Washington State 6 a.m. Sunday. the Spokane County Target Zero Patrol, city of Airway Heights The goal of this Summertime Task Force. Police Department and the Pend DUI Patrol is to have a fatality An additional highlight of Oreille County Sheriff's Office free summer. This goal will be the Hoopfest patrol will be will be participating in the extra attainable thanks to all of the the Washington State Patrol's emphasis patrols, agencies working together and Mobile Impaired Driving Unit In Spokane County, 47 per- by citizens remembering that if "(MIDU). The MIDU is a signifi- cent (69 of 147) of all traffic they drink they don't drive. Ingredients for life. 6-0 Blueberries, 6-0 Red Raspberries or 1,lb. Straw'berries ea CLUB PRICE Prices e{fect~ve 06/28/12 thr,~ 07/04/12 Visit ~ ~ ~[~d . Prices in this ad are effective 7am, Thursday, June 28 thra Wednesday, Jnly 4, 2012 at your 2710 1st Sh'm. Cheney, WA Safcway store, Items offered f~r sale are not avfihble to other dealers or wholesalers. Quantity rights reg'rved. Sales of products containing ephedrine, pseudoephethine or phenylpropanohmine limited by law. On Buy One, Get One Free ("BOGO") offers, customer must purchase the first item to recnlve the second item ~e. BOGO offers are not 1/2 price sales. If only a single item purchased, the regnla price applies. Manuf~colrm' coupons may be used on purchased items only- not on ~ee items. Limit one coupon per purchased item, Customer will be mpomible for ~ on the pxachsed and free items. SOME ADVERTISING ITEMS MAY NOT BE AVAIL~LE IN ALL STORES. Some advertised prices may be even lower in some stores. All applicable taxes must tg ~d by the p~chasa. We resave the right to coaea all p~tad enors. 2012 Safeway Inc. ALL LIMITS ARE PER HOUSEHOLD. PER DAY. SELECT.ION VARIES BY STORE. ONLINE AND IN-STORE FRICESr DISCOb'NTS AND OFFERS FIAY DIFFER. SE any vehicles in dry, grassy areas as the heat from exhaust systems can ignite the dry grass. The following sites can pro- vide information during wildfire season: DNR's Fire Twitter at fire DNR Fire Update at www. dnr.wa.gove/Publications/ rp_fire_currentfireinfodailyup- dates.pdf Incident Information Sys- tem (InciWeb) at www.inciweb. 0rg/state/49. DNR is responsible for pre- venting and fighting wildfires on 12.7 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forest- lands, and is the state's largest on-call fire department, with over 1,000 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed. During fire sea- son, this includes over 700 DNR employees who have other per- manent jobs with the agency and about 400 seasonal employees hired for firefighting duties. Additionally, Department of Corrections' adult offenders and Department of Social and Health Services-Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration juvenile offend- ers participate in the DNR Cor- rectional Camps Program. DNR also participates in Washing- ton's coordinated interagency approach to firefighting. Alpha Omega Tour and Charters Owl Ph armacy Edwin and Elaine Zemler Medical Lake Care and Share Inland Empire Food Service Inc. West Wind Kennels Avista Corporation Morning Brew Doug Ross Medical Lake Pizza Factory Denny's Harvest Foods Kings Veterinary Clinic Kalispel Indian Tribe Bruchi's One-14 Bar & Grill Slick's Auto Show Jim's Barber Shop Yoke's Fresh Market Spokane Indians Baseball Club Lyle Polack Inland Power and Light Company Friends for Children Medical Lake Food Bank Medical Lake Kiwanis Club Crown Carriage Works Medical Lake Lions Club Armed Forces and Aerospace Museum Medical Lake Firefighters Association Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic WSECU Whispering Palms Northern Quest Casino Village Supply Corner Closet Conoco Quick Stop Fairways Golf Course Wispies Beauty Salon Thank You, Thank You, Thank You from your, Medical Lake Founder's Day Association