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Lake Stevens Journal July 13, 2011 Page 7 FROM PAGET “It most likely came from one of two places," Tucker explained. He feels it came from either the Decep- tion Pass area or from Mt. Shuksan near Mt. Baker. “I’m Leaning toward Mt. Shuksan," Tucker said. “I can imagine a rock like this falling onto the surface of the ice and slid— ing until the ice melted and left the rock in its path.” There are two other, more well-known erratic in Western Washington, both on Whidbey Island—one near Langley, the other near Coupeville. On Tucker’s website he begs the ques- tion, is theWaterman Erratic, near Langley, ‘The Mother of ‘em All?‘ After visiting the Lake Stevens erratic, he has now named it the new reigning mother of erratics here in . Western Washington. . .On'Iiicker's blog he eXplains exactlywhat the rock is, saying, “We determined that the rock is composed of greenstone, in places serpentinized. Greenstone is a low grade, metamorphosed sea floor basalt.” Valvick and McCourt's months of re- search paid off when Tucker announced that he thinks it is most likely the largest erratic around, giving Lake Stevens geologi— Annual National Night Out JOURNAL‘ STAFF On Tuesday, August 2, the family center will host the annual National Night Out Against Crime event from 5 pm. to 9 pm. on Main Street and North Cove Park. Participants will enjoy a free dinner and snacks, a wider offering of children’s activi- ties, the famous DI Bob with performances, the‘third Annual “Guns and Hoses" show- down between the Police and Fire depart- ments, and a host of community resource booths to visit and experience. There will also be emergency vehicles, racecars, Harleys, and military vehicles to tour. The entire event is free. National Night Out Against Crime is an event held in 11,000 communities in all 50 states and abroad. Its purpose is to height— en crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neigh- borhood spirit and police communitypart— cal bragging rights. Tucker just asks that if you visit th erratic at 23 - 83rd Ave. SE that you keep hammers or other tools off of it. “If people want to see what the rocks look like, there are pieces all over the ground,” he said. “It’s a public treasure.” For more information regarding local glacial erratics, visit nwgeology.word- presscom. nerships, and 'send a clear message that our community is organized to resist negative influences and criminal activity. This year we are calling out to our com- munity for your talent. During National Night Out we will be hosting Lake Stevens got Talent! If you have an amazing talent thatyou can perform in three minutes or less we want you there Aug. 2. Call the Lake Stevens Family Center to registeryour talent and get your scheduled performance time at 425-397-7433. New this year as wellwillbe street hockey on Main Street hosted by the Boys and Girls Club. Call to register your team of five players 18 years or younger to guarantee playing time. Volunteers are welcome and needed. Please contact Kirsten Mueller at 425-397- 7433 for information on how you can help on National Night Out. Blooms Around Lake contest begins F JOURNAL STAFF The Lake Stevens Arts Commission is again sponsoring its annual community wide “Blooms around the Lake" garden contest. Gardens will be judged mid-July with -awards announced immediately follow- ing the Aquafest parade. Gardens will be judged with creativity, variety and ex- ecution in mind. Please no professional gardens. Thank you to Sunnyside Nursery for generously providing the following gift certificate awards: First place $100; Second place $75 and third place $50. Submit your pictures (12 max.) and any commentary on your garden to Denice Thibaut at Extraordinary Activity HT Lake Stevens 0 AF After School Care Program (Experience Wisdom) 425-334-4 ' ‘ 0mm: in the Mind tWilts}? in the Heart Philosophy Altitude) oo '1 Month‘Unlimited Introductory Offer 0 Traditional Martial Arts& Culture Ellflll in the Body (Skill Health) 9327 4th St. NE Lake Stevens Behind Rattznl's, Next to Frontier Village FROM PAGE] On April 15, 2011 theWashington State Board of Pharmacy approved language to amendWAC 246—887-100 of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act which bans the chemicals used in bath salts and syn- thetic marijuana. These fake drugs have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. The emergency rule makers it illegal to sell, possess, manufacture and - deliver these chemicals or products. Irwin explained that these drugs be— came popular in Europe in the early part of the century and made it to the US. in 2009. Since then emergency rooms across the country and the state have seen increases in users seeking medical attention after partaking of the drugs. Fake marijuana is typically smoked while bath salts are most commonly snorted but can be injected and in— gested. According to the American Associa—' tion of Poison Control Centers, the use of “bath salts” has lead to 1,511 trips to emergency rooms as of April this year, compared to just 302 cases in all of 2010. Between January and March of this year, there were 2,120 cases of poisonings from synthetic marijuana compared to 155 cases in the same period in 2010. The Everett Herald reported last Friday that, “As of late June, the Washington Poison Center had seen about 76 calls involving bath salts this year. The center had one call about bath salts in 2010... They had nearly 90 calls about Spice last year and about 70 so far this year.” * The Washington Poison Center ex- plains the effects of K2 and Spice and other synthetic marijuanas. The drugs create “euphoric and psychoactive efiects that imitate marijuana and are among the numerous compounds found in “herbal” incense or smoke blends." Dr. Suzan Mazor, a Board Certified Toxicologist and an Associate Medi— cal Director for the Washington Poison Center tells us that “some patients have effects similar to marijuana high, others develop symptoms that bring them to the ER like rapid heart rate, paranoia, agita— tion, high blood pressure and elevated temperature.” ' Bath salt use creates somevof the same symptoms. These drugs are, “a stimulant drug with effects like amphetamines or cocaine, including hallucinations, delusions, agitation, high blood pressure, headache and suicidal thoughts. There have been reports of violent encounters with pa- tients high on bath salts." Mazor goes on to say that, “Deaths have been reported, and there synthesis is completely unregulated, so very dan- gerous." Lake Stevens POlice are ensuring that these fake drugs stay off of store shelves here and have sent collected samples to the Washington State Patrol for testing. “The shop owners have been more than supportive,” Detective Irwin said. Contributed Photo Confiscated fake drugs. A package of bath salts confiscated from a Lake Stevens smoke shop last month. C°""‘b“‘ed "m L.S. residents warn of cougar attacks on animals JOURNAL STAFF Local residents want to warn the com— munity~that dogs have been attacked by cougars near Highway 92 and 123rd St. NE near Hartford ball fields and Centen- nial 'fiail. One dog was attacked in the early eve- 25-25 Attorney at Law, 25 years experience/Smillions recovered Personal Injury - Auto. Accidents Wrongful Death Family Law 8-2688 ‘ \\'\\‘\i.jt\\'.il.i\\:t‘<tm I email: liiii‘f’ji\\tli.i\\it't)lii ] J‘Tjt’t utility \\t‘llll(’, T\L‘Tt‘il ning hours. The dog survived, however, it did lose a leg. \ ‘ The cougar has also been seen near ‘ Lake Cassidy not far again from the Cen- tennial trail. Please be aware of your surroundings I and keep an eye on your animals. If you spot a cougar please call 911.