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~UBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. 7, 2003 PAGE 3 Green, the and the "capacity of the man charged defendant to form the intent summer with to commit the offenses..." murder, will beTypically, mental and psy- competency and chiatric evaluations also are necessary preceding any kind result of a of defense based on dimin- bade by defenseished capacity; or, what's Rick Hansen andknown in lay terms as an visiting Klickitat insanity plea. Court Judge Authorities have charged on Monday, Green, 58, with attempted murder, possession of a is being held in stolen firearm and unlawful to court possession of a firearm. evaluation willGreen has pleaded not guilty among other to the charges. possible mentalAuthorities allege that Lpe- Green tried to kill Barry and par- Sparks, 48, on May 3, after the proceedings, breaking up with Sparks' daughter. Green allegedly approached Sparks at Sparks' property outside Goldendale, then pulled a 9mm handgun. In an ensuing struggle, Sparks wrestled the weapon away. Sparks ended the fight when he hit Green in the head with the pistol, according to police investigators. Hansen, Green's attorney, said that the resulting injury the blow partially caved in Green's skull; deputies roll him into court proceedings in a wheelchair -- may be a potential source for any diminished mental capacity. If convicted, Green faces a potential life sentence. -- Dan Richardson clean this place up. Goldendale city leaders have months, while This became a reality, work- six green-and- receptacles on it will keep the area cleaner. And, to downtown said City Larry Bellamy. cans are the hard-fought The Greater Chamber of some in previ- hinges failed. Photo by Dan Richardson One of six new downtown garbage cans. The city wanted to help, but was put off for six months or more by the price tag: Most manufacturers were asking $6oo to $7oo per trash can. Finally, said Bellamy, offi- cials found the bullet-shaped receptacles for $218 each. They're supposed to match relatively new benches and flower planters downtown. "It took some time until we found these, and this was the best price we could find," said Bellamy. Dennis Goodrich operates Goody's, a Main Street antique and variety shop. He's also president of the Chamber board. Garbage cans are a great idea, said Goodrich. "People that come to town can't believe there's not a place to put garbage. I'm tired of picking it up." -- Dan Richardson 'Says new littering fines will "hurt your wallet" state fines for littering July 27. Passed by the Legislature this litter laws and raise the price if you receive a ticket for littering. ~change creates a new category dangerous" litter. It such as glass, hypodermic nee- of starting a waste -- including diapers and bottles of urine. Previously, lit tobacco products carried a $950 fine. Now, anyone tossing a lit cigarette or othel' "potentially dangerous" litter could face a $1o25 fine. The second change reflects a general increase in civil infractions. The basic fines for littering now start at $103, up from $95. Failure to secure a load is $194, up from $171. See LFITER lAWS, page 16 Photo by Randy McKinney Joe Brenkart -- aka "Ionic Bond" of Portland's Mad Science -- puts on a science-stash- magic show at the Goldendale Community Library, Friday, Aug. 1. nn Public hearing set for Aug. 26 The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Klickitat Count3." Economic Development Department's pro- posed "Energy Overlay Zone" was released to the public on Aug. 6. The document analyzes a proposal to create an Energy Overlay Zone that would "amend the Klickitat County Comprehensive Plan and development regulations to facilitate energy development in optimal locations within the county." Copies of the DEIS are available for inspec- tion at the White Salmon Comnmnity Library, the Goldendale Community Library, and the Klickitat County Planning Department. Copies are also available, for a fee, from the Planning Department. A public hearing is set for Aug. 96, 7 p.m., at the County Commission Meeting Room in the Klickitat County Courthouse in Goldendale. Written comments mav be submitted to the Planning Department until Sept. 5. For more information contact Curt Dreyer, Planning Department, 228 ~A,r. Main St., MS:CH-17, Goldendale, Washington, 9862o or call 773-57o3. The Goldendale Sentinel --- Klickitat County's source for information since 1879. Your choice of.... E lwood s Breafast Sausage Fresh Pork Chorizo Fresh Pork Italian Extra Lean Ground Beef lb Meat or e Salmon J lb Oysters doz 'l'e the only market Bay Scallops lb Ling Cod lb in the Tri-Counties with Prime Grade Beef! Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs, Breasts, Wings, or Whole Bodies, only lb