Northwest NEWS

August 31, 1998


Letters to the Editor

Woodinville players displayed the true spirit of baseball

 I would consider that championship game the best game I have ever witnessed, and I watch a lot of baseball. Even though the game was free, I felt I should have paid to watch such a well-played game.

Thank you for a very exciting evening

 You are a credit to your community in the athletic ability and sportsmanship you showed. I'm sure your coaches and parents are justly proud of you.

Clarification of Nelson homestead availability

 The initial listing of the property as "available" was inappropriate by the Parks and Recreation Department. I have had several conversations with Lane Youngblood and have informed her the property was not available. I find it very difficult to understand how "Identified Funding" can be in existence when there had never been a price set on the property or even a discussion of a price with anyone connected with the family by anyone in the City of Woodinville.

Carnation needs a proactive police department

 For the past several years, the City of Carnation has struggled to finance the police department and eliminate the problems that have plagued the department. Presently, the city council and mayor are considering eliminating our own police department and contracting with King County.

The downtown concerts were wonderful

 My grandparents would have been so honored to have this wonderful music and fun in the park named in their memory.

Gardening efforts lead to a beautiful town

 As summer draws to a close, it seems appropriate to give special recognition to the Woodinville Garden Club and Molbaks for donating and maintaining many of the plants we see throughout the year and to those other businesses and clubs who care for our community by planting, weeding, mowing and picking up litter.

Need for sports fields increases

 Since the subject 10-acre site is high and dry and located among areas that would have been served by the Sammamish Valley proposed sports fields, the county should stipulate transfer conditions that include the use of the 10 acres for active uses. (Just as the county attaches conditions to city annexations of unincorporated areas.)

Baha'i community seeks justice, freedom

 Mr. Ruhollah Rowhani, 52, a medical supplies salesman and father of four, had been imprisoned in solitary confinement since September 1997. There is no evidence that Mr. Rowhani was accorded any legal process or access to a lawyer and no sentence had been announced.

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