JANUARY 27, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

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Canterbury celebrates first anniversary of ownership

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Photo by Jeff Switzer/Northwest News.

   More than 100 residents gathered at the clubhouse of the Canterbury Square Condominium Association in Woodinville where they celebrated their first year of ownership. Left to right are Mel Scott, Marjorie Lynch, Celeste Scrimshaw, Barbara Dines, Virginia Reichman, and Rod Olzendam.

Parks Board makes leader choices

   The recently-appointed Woodinville Parks and Recreation Board elected a chair and vice-chair at their first meeting, Jan. 16. Commissioner Linda Sarpy will serve as the chair; Commissioner Randy Ransom will serve as vice-chair. Their schedule of meetings is to be decided at the Board's next meeting, Jan. 30.

Investigation of misconduct dropped

   An Inglemoor High School teacher under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct has relinquished her right to teach in Washington State for one year after resigning Jan. 17. The state Office of Public Instruction has dropped its investigation because the teacher voluntarily surrendered her credentials. However, the Snohomish County's Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation on suspicion of sexual misconduct with juveniles at her home last November. Events were slowly revealed after an alleged blackmail note was delivered to the teacher, detailing the alleged incidents. King County Police are investigating the note.

Proposed speed limit changes

   Area roads affected by the WSDOT proposal to raise the speed limit to 60 MPH include U.S. Route 2 between the State Route 204 interchange and Roosevelt Road in Monroe and State Route 522 between the Interstate 405 and State Route 9 interchanges. WSDOT is soliciting public comments on these proposed changes through Feb. 15. Comments on the proposed changes should be addressed to Christine Lavra, Traffic Operations, WSDOT Northwest Region, P.O. Box 330310, MS 120, Seattle, WA 98133-9710; phone (206) 440-4393; fax (206) 440-4804; or e-mail to christine@wsdot.wa.gov.

Anti-smoking recommendations approved

   The King County Board of Health has approved a ban on smoking in restaurants. The ban would not apply to bars. In addition to the smoking ban in restaurants, the resolution includes the following recommendations: banning tobacco advertising on billboards within 1000 feet of schools and playgrounds; restricting the placement of tobacco products in stores by keeping the products behind locked doors or behind the cashier; and prohibiting tobacco advertisements below three feet or within 30 feet of candy sections.

Recognition

   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has named Mark R. Ekman, of FEMA's regional office in Bothell, to coordinate the federal relief effort for the counties in Wasington state receiving disaster aid.
   The Bellevue and Bothell offices of Everen Securities have announced that they have donated a portion of their Jan. 9 revenues to the American Red Cross local efforts to aid winter storm victims.
   The owner of Paradise Lake Nursery, Scott Pringle, WCN, was recently elected and installed as the treasurer of the Washingon State Nursery and Landscape Association.
   Stacie Wilson, WCN, of Woodinville, received lifetime certification status by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association. Stacie works for Molbak's, Inc.
   Evergreen Community Health Care is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Chevron Companies for its home health volunteer program.