Northwest NEWS

September 28, 1998

Local News

News Briefs

  The jury found that William Voorhies acted in self-defense when he shot Fred Roger at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in north Bothell just eight minutes into 1998. Voorhies shot Roger outside his (Voorhies') mobile home then dragged the body inside. Roger had set off fireworks in Voorhies' garage earlier that night.

Police Beat

  Police are saying a robbery at the Woodinville Splash and Dash was an inside job. A 24-year-old Kirkland man new on the job told police he was held up and money taken near closing time. A witness found him tied up with duct tape. But officers questioning the man found discrepancies in his story and arrested him. Police now believe he and friends were going to split the loot. Find out what else has been happening around town.

Weekly saleswoman wins at Lotto

  The Woodinville resident bought the ticket at the opening of the new Top Foods and scratched it at her desk at the Woodinville Weeklywhere she's worked selling ads for less than two weeks. Have a look.

Boat races postponed to protect salmon

 With low, warm water stressing some species of salmon making the dash from Lake Washington to spawning grounds, city officials postponed the kayak and canoe races indefinitely last week.

Woodinville trains for disaster

  Last week, the City of Woodinville and local fire and water districts participated in Sound Shake '98, a simulated 7.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in the Puget Sound basin. For the city it was a learning experience; for the fire district, a chance to fine tune their training.

Wellswood elects first-ever Family Council

  According to council Vice President Catherine Howard, the group hopes to address issues such as community parks, landscape and maintenance, and how federal money is spent at Wellswood.

Burn ban lifted

  Due to the recent rainfall, burning restrictions within the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County have been lifted.

Wildcliffe estate to be Designer Showhouse

  Wildcliffe will be open to the public for a four-week showing from Oct. 11 through Nov. 8.

Early stage memory loss group forming

  Participants will meet with trained facilitators to learn strategies for managing day-to-day life, how to cope with changes in family and social relationships, and legal and financial preparations they will want to make.

It was a very good summer for Turning Pointe dancers

  Two students at Turning Pointe in Mill Creek, competed at the Co. Dance Competition in Florida where Lauren Last won the solo performer of the year award, and Last and Nicki Loud danced as a duo. Both performances were judged best of the show and were taped and aired on ESPN Sept. 28. Have a look.

Kenmore establishes utility tax, adopts official city flag

  Kenmore now has an official flag thanks to an official proclamation and a presentation by Rev. Leroy Anenson, designer of the flag.

Sewer project causes traffic delays

  Construction will reduce Simonds Road to one lane from 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. during the weekdays.

Free home repairs available

  This Eastside non-profit organization is dedicated to helping home owners who are financially distressed and find themselves with no options when their home falls into serious disrepair.