• Cosmo Specialty Fibers Announces New CFO

    COSMOPOLIS, Wash. – Cosmo Specialty Fibers has a new CFO. Company CEO, Mike Entz made the announcement today that Jean Wyse will be joining Cosmo from her most recent position at US Corrugated Inc., in New Jersey.

    We are fortunate that Jean will become part of our leadership team, her 25 years in corporate accounting, finance and then as a senior Controller in pulp manufacturing will be invaluable as we continue to grow our business. – CEO Mike Entz

    Entz said that her background and experience made Jean a great addition to the company at this stage of its growth. “Jean’s proven expertise in financial reporting and analysis, SAP, audits, cost containment, and team building are all a great fit for Cosmo Specialty Fibers.”

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  • One washington Highway Added to America’s Byways® Collection

    WASHINGTON – U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced 42 new designations to the America’s Byways® collection, including five All-American Roads and 37 National Scenic Byways in 26 states. This increases the number of America’s Byways® to 151.

    “By enriching the National Scenic Byways program with their own unique historical or aesthetic quality, these new additions help our national road system tell our country’s story,” said Secretary LaHood. “These routes continue to offer Americans exciting new opportunities to explore the nation – whether they travel close to home or across the country.”
    With Massachusetts and New Jersey included in the 2009 designations, 46 states have America’s Byways® in them.
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  • “Watch Man” Family Located

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grant Victor Salem known as Victor to his friends, and The Watchman to so many others, was found dead in his Apartment Friday night by Aberdeen Police responding to a complaint from neighbors. Grays Harbor County Coroner Dan Burns tells us Salem’s family has been notified, and that he is survived by a stepmother, and brother in New Jersey, as well as two sisters. Police Captain John Green tells us there was no evidence of foul play when officers responded to Salem’s apartment in the 200 block of East Wishkah. The Grays Harbor County Coronor said it was evident that Salem had passed some time ago, and that no autopsy is planned.

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  • Washington Adults Urged to Step Up, So Kids Won’t Drop Out

    TACOMA, Wash. – About 18,000 students drop out and fail to graduate from high school every year in Washington. Lowering that number is the focus of a "graduation summit" being held today in Tacoma. Educators, community leaders and after-school care providers want to convince more companies and individuals to get involved in helping kids.

    Erin Jones, assistant superintendent of public instruction, is one of the speakers. She says the economy is playing an enormous role in parents’ ability to be involved in their kids’ education.

    "These parents are trying to figure out how to survive. We have parents who have two and three jobs, and we have tons of families who don’t speak English, who maybe didn’t grow up in this country, and they don’t understand our system. I wouldn’t say that parents are out of the equation; I just think we need to engage parents differently than we traditionally have."

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