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Woodinville man gets 15 years for rape of paper boy

   The 26-year-old Woodinville man who pleaded guilty to the Mar. 10 rape of a paper boy in Kingsgate was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison.
   Michael A. Ridley was convicted and sentenced for first-degree rape, a charge which carries a standard range of seven to 10 years. Prosecutors asked for the 15-year sentence because of the "seriousness of the offense."
   Ridley's criminal history shows unauthorized taking of an automobile. He receives credit for 164 days served.

Fire causes $150,000 in damage

   A fire last Wednesday evening sent a girl in her mid-teens running to the neighbors to call 911 after incense burning in a plastic bottle ignited a blaze which damaged much of the upstairs, hallway, and attic of the family's split-level home.
   Three engines and more than 20 fire personnel spent nearly 20 minutes controlling the blaze in the 11740 block of NE 148th Place. The fire caused $150,000 in damages to the upstairs with heat and smoke damage throughout the home.
   No one was injured by the fire. The Red Cross were called and may have assisted the family.

Found, lost, found

   A family in Duvall is still looking for its male golden retriever. The dog was first lost and then found by a young girl who gave the dog away to a couple at The Family Grocer Aug. 25 in Duvall. Call 788-7184 with information.

Comments sought on SAO

   If you have comments about the King County Sensitive Areas Ordinance (SAO), send written comments to King County DDES, Attn.: Susan Marlin; 3600 136th Pl. SE; Bellevue, WA 98006-1400. Also, there will be a meeting at the Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City Sept. 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call 296-7270 or 296-7229 for more information.