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A gift of trees

baby fir

Photo by Jeff Switzer/Northwest News.

   Recently, Woodinville City Councilmembers received baby fir trees (above) from the new Parks and Recreation Commission, who added their official candy: Smartees. The City Council's official candy is the Atomic Fireball.

Reservists mobilized

   Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 379th Adjutant General Co. (Postal), Bothell, left Feb. 21 from Sea-Tac International Airport for Fort Benning, Georgia, where they will undergo additional processing and training before heading to Europe in support of operation Joint Guard, the peacekeeping effort in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, and Croatia. Members of the unit have been undergoing training at home station since being alerted more than two weeks ago to prepare for possible mobilization and deployment. The unit's specific duty station in Europe has not yet been determined.

Lung health on line

   There is a new resource for anyone seeking the latest information on lung disease, tobacco use, asthma, or air quality. The American Lung Association of Washington's new Internet Web site,, contains lung health information, descriptions of programs, and special events.