JUNE 2, 1997

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Metro Transit offers cheap fares for educational outings

   Metro Transit is now offering an opportunity for students aged 5 to 17 and educators to travel on field trips at discounted fares. Schools, community centers, summer programs, or any other educational organization must submit a request form to Metro Transit at least three weeks in advance of the field trip, after which a voucher will be issued. The special fare is 75 cents round trip per student and chaperone, provided that one adult is present for every six students, and that travel occurs during off-peak hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.; all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays). The regular fare for students is 75 cents one way. For more information, or to request a fare discount, call Patricia Banks at 684-1581.

June 17 vote

   The deadline to register to vote in the June 17th football stadium election is June 2, at Records and Elections at the King County Administration Building, 500 4th Ave., Room 553, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to vote absentee may request a ballot by calling 296-VOTE before June 12, or picking one up at Records and Elections by June 16.

Town Hall Meeting

   King County Council member Maggi Fimia will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Bothell June 10 and 11 to discuss the role of local action in a larger regional community. The theme of the meeting is "Planning Regionally, Acting Locally." Fimia will present a slide show to demonstrate how citizens can continue to foster a sense of community while accommodating the expected population growth. Local city officials will also be present to talk with citizens and offer input from the point of view of the local government. The meeting will be held June 10, 7 to 9 p.m. at Northshore Senior Center, and June 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shoreline Center, Cromwell Room.


   Sharyl Admire contributed to the Antonio Corpuz story featured in the May 26 issue of the paper.