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THIRTEENTH DAY, FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Monday, May 7, 2001
The Senate was called to order at 12:00 noon by President Pro Tempore Franklin. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President Pro Tempore that all Senators were present except Senators Benton, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Kastama, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Patterson, Roach, Stevens and Zarelli. On motion of Senator Sheahan, Senators Benton, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Roach, Stevens and Zarelli were excused. On motion of Senator Eide, Senators Fairley, Gardner, Hargrove, Haugen and Kastama were excused.
The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of staff members Linda Jansson and Pam Hahn, presented the Colors. Senator Debbie Regala offered the prayer.
On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
May 4, 2001
TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the honor to advise you that on May 3, 2001, Governor Locke approved the following Senate Bill entitled:
Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5695
Relating to high-quality alternative routes to teacher certification.
EVERETT H. BILLINGSLEA, General Counsel
INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING
SJM 8023 by Senators Hale, Fraser, Eide and Regala
Requesting full funding for the cleanup of the Hanford Reservation.
On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the rules were suspended, Senate Joint Memorial No. 8023 was advanced to second reading and placed on the second reading calendar.
On motion of Senator Shin, the following resolution was adopted:
SENATE RESOLUTION 2001-8691
By Senators Shin and McAuliffe
WHEREAS, The Alderwood Middle School presented an Oratory Competition entitled "American Ideals" on May 1, 2001, in which many students competed in presenting speeches on the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and
WHEREAS, The students involved in the competition invested a considerable amount of time in preparing their speeches, practicing and perfecting the correct volume, speed, intonation, and emotion in order to make an effective presentation; and
WHEREAS, The students involved in the competition, the faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and the Edmonds School District are to be commended for their diligence, dedication, and commitment in preserving our history and heritage through the presentation of these noble works; and
WHEREAS, Those attending the competition were emotionally moved and inspired by the dignified and professional manner in which the students delivered their speeches; and
WHEREAS, The spirit of patriotism was instilled in the students and permeated the Edmonds School District, and the substance of the chosen works evoked deep emotions and reinforced the American principles of freedom, equality, compassion, brotherhood, unity, and democratic spirit; and
WHEREAS, The fifteen student finalists in the competition included Kellen Anable, Rebecca Lance, Alexis Latshaw, Sonia Sillan, Brittney Ulke, Ricardo Aguayo, Bradley Collins, Vasenai Morrison, Melyssa Norris, Lindsay Varriano, Christopher Bui, Amanda Phillips, Stephen Porter, Sarah Sheets, and Irene Yiu; and
WHEREAS, Bill Wendel, a concerned parent who had a dream that the Alderwood Middle School students would be inspired by our shared American ideals, donated six hundred dollars in prize money to make this dream a reality; and
WHEREAS, Suzanne Baier, Principal of Alderwood Middle School, Ken Limon, Edmonds School District Assistant Superintendent, and Chris Kratz, Parent Volunteer Coordinator lent their enthusiastic support and encouragement, along with their presence and participation; and
WHEREAS, Anne Stewart and Sarah Treworgy, Social Studies co-chairs of Alderwood Middle School, spent considerable time in researching, planning, and coordinating the entire competition; and
WHEREAS, Colin Ryan, Social Studies teacher, supervised and guided the after-school semifinal rounds of the competition; and
WHEREAS, Anne Stewart, Sara Treworgy, Colin Ryan, Ron Lundberg, Manita Nery, Dean Nakinishi, and Paul Zurybida lent their time and energy in initiating and conducting the classroom rounds of competition; and
WHEREAS, The courageous students and their families, who participated at every level of the competition, helped make this event a rousing and memorable success; and
WHEREAS, Alderwood Middle School community embraces and sustains the spirit and shared ideals of the noble words spoken by the participants;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate do hereby recognize and salute the efforts of all those in the Alderwood Middle School community for demonstrating exceptional care, concern, and vision in affirming our American ideals; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate immediately transmit a copy of this resolution to Alderwood Middle School, to Bill Wendel, and to each student participant.
Senators Shin and McAuliffe spoke to Senate Resolution 2001-8691.
INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS
The President welcomed and introduced the students participating in the Oratory Competition from the Alderwood Middle School, who were seated in the gallery.
At 12:15 p.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2001.
BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate
TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate