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SEVENTH DAY -- FIRST SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
House Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, March 16, 2000
The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Speaker Pro Tempore Ogden. The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.
The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages March Curtiss and Danielle Watrey. Prayer was offered by Representative Joyce Mulliken.
Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
March 14, 2000
The Senate has passed:
ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6368,
ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6402,
SECOND ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6513,
and the same are herewith transmitted.
Tony M. Cook, Secretary
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2000-4799, by Representatives Regala and Conway
WHEREAS, High school athletic programs embrace positive character attributes such as sportsmanship, community pride, self-discipline, and teamwork; and
WHEREAS, Young people who participate in interscholastic athletics generally embody these positive character traits through a higher commitment to academics, greater diligence in attending classes, reduced drop-out rates, and fewer discipline problems; and
WHEREAS, The Foss High School Falcons celebrated the first state basketball title in the school's history after winning the state 4A basketball tournament on March 11, 2000; and
WHEREAS, The Falcons were led to a 21-4 regular season record under the direction of Head Coach John Ruby and his staff of assistant coaches including Owen Chambers, Frank Dearmon, Doug Dorn, Dick Hall, and Max Escalante; and
WHEREAS, The exceptional character and supreme determination of champions were exemplified through the individual contributions of team members Marc Axton, Demetrius Crosby, Tony Doble, Kenan Joyce, Joe Knittel, Terrance Menefee, Michael Moore, Khary Nicholas, Rhett Parker, Greg Shadowvine, Rachi Wortham, and Solomon Wyatt;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commend the Foss High School basketball team, Head Coach John Ruby and his staff, Foss High School's parents and teachers, and the greater Tacoma community for their commitment to youth athletics as exemplified in the accomplishments of this year's state 4A basketball champions the Foss Falcons; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to Principal Rob Lang, Athletic Director Tom Burmester, and Head Coach John Ruby.
Representative Regala moved adoption of the resolution.
Representatives Regala and Conway spoke in favor of the adoption of the resolution.
House Resolution No. 2000-4799 was adopted.
POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
Representative Lisk informed the Chamber of the death of former Representative Jean Silver. She shared her memories of Representative Silver and asked the Chamber to remember the family members.
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.
There being no objection, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2000, the 8th Legislative Day of the First Special Session.
TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker
CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk FRANK CHOPP, Speaker