Northwest NEWS

January 4, 1999

Local News

Briefs

City holds "crime prevention" class for TRF merchants

   WOODINVILLE--Authorities will hold a two-hour "crime prevention" class for merchants at TRF's retail development January 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. in City Council chambers.

   "What we're going to try and do is teach how to prevent personal harm in case of a robbery or confrontation in a store," said Sgt. Clint Olson, who, along with city communications coordinator Marie Stake, will lead discussions.

   The meeting was done at the request of TRF property managers, according to Olson. It comes after the Dec. 8 armed robbery of a health supplement store and sexual assault of a female clerk there.

   Olson added that if this first class is successful, an ongoing series of similar morning and afternoon classes could be held for the public. City Council chambers are located behind City Hall, 13203 NE 175th St.

News report: Bothell won't host treatment plant

   BOTHELL--A report in a Seattle newspaper last week said that Bothell City Councilwoman Jeanne Edwards had "received confirmation" from King County Executive Ron Sims that the county's new wastewater treatment plant wouldn't be built in Bothell.

   Edwards, who was elected to the state House of Representatives last November, couldn't be reached for confirmation last week by this newspaper.

   In December, a committee forwarded Sims' recommendation to build a third treatment facility somewhere in the north end of King or south end of Snohomish County to the King County Council.

   Though the official county line is that no site has been picked yet, in announcing his $1.1 billion plan to add capacity to the system last April, Sims said it probably wouldn't be located in "highly urbanized housing."

   The news report said Edwards said south Snohomish County is being focused on instead for the 50-acre site.