Northwest NEWS

January 25, 1999

Local News


Bothell burn victim passes away

   BOTHELL--Linda Savidge of Bothell passed away last Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center after six days in an intensive care unit for burn victims. Savidge was 50. She lived in the Holly Hills neighborhood.

   She suffered burns to approximately 32 percent of her body when her clothing caught fire January 13. Rushing outside, presumably for help, she also burned her airway. A passerby, Jim Fenton of Clearview, saw her as he was driving through the area. He rolled her on the ground and extinguished the fire, suffering burns to his fingertips, as well.

   Savidge passed away at 6:31 a.m. January 19, according to Harborview officials. (See obituary.)

Lambert, Finkbeiner hold district meetings

   OLYMPIA--Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, and Lower Snoqualmie Valley residents will have two opportunities to meet two of their Republican state representatives this weekend. Rep. Kathy Lambert of Redmond and Sen. Bill Finkbeiner of Kirkland, both of the 45th District, will host two town hall meetings Jan. 30.

   The meetings (in Kirkland at 10 a.m. in the King County Library 308 Kirkland Ave, and in Carnation at 1 p.m. at the King County Library 4804 Tolt Ave.) will give citizens a chance to ask questions and discuss issues that will be addressed in the 1999 legislative session.

   Lambert and Finkbeiner are also inviting area residents to District Days in Olympia Feb. 3. Visitors can tour the Capitol, attend a hearing, and spend the lunch hour with local lawmakers. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call Legislative assistant Donna Sorrell at (360) 786-7878 for reservations.

City union hosts reception for new manager

   BOTHELL--Residents and the business community is invited to meet Bothell's new city manager Jim Thompson at a reception hosted by the city employees union Jan. 29.

   "Our union is hosting this event because we want to give Bothell residents and business owners the opportunity to meet and talk with the new city manager in an informal setting," said Jeff Smith, president of Local 3845, a bargaining unit for 100 city employees.

   The reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Fireside Room, 19333 North Creek Parkway in Bothell.

County work on NE 124th will close road

   DUVALL--King County will close Northeast 124th St. between West Valley Snoqualmie Road and State Route 203 periodically over seven days beginning Jan. 30, allowing crews to make repairs to Novelty Bridge. The road will be closed from 6 a.m. Jan. 30 through 6 p.m. Feb. 2, and daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5.

   During the closure, crews will repair damage caused by deterioration and resurface portions of the bridge deck. The county hopes to complete the work and reopen the road as soon as possible to minimize traffic disruptions.