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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 1, 2010

Media Advisory: Councilman attacked by bear returns tonight

Councilman John Chelminiak  tonight will make his first appearance at a City Council meeting since being attacked in September by a bear.

Mayor Don Davidson is expected to make a brief "welcome back" presentation to the council member at the beginning of the 6 p.m. study session. Chelminiak also is expected to make a brief public statement.

Council study sessions are held on the first floor of City Hall.

Chelminiak sustained major injuries after being attacked by a black bear in eastern Washington on Sept. 17. The councilman, who was walking his dogs when attacked, is still undergoing treatment for his injuries.

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