Northwest NEWS

April 12, 1999

Local News

Briefs

Construction slowdowns planned for Woodinville-Duvall Road

   Beginning April 20, a three-day repaving project will restrict traffic to one lane on Woodinville-Duvall Road from NE 175th to 156th Ave. NE. Drivers may experience 15-20 minute delays, and are encouraged to use alternate routes. Variable, updating electric signs will advise drivers on length of delays. The city chose the week of April 19 because schools will be out for spring break.

FEMA declares April Disaster Preparedness Month

   "Prepare Because You Care" is the theme FEMA chose to energize citizens, businesses, and local governments to take an "all hazards approach" to prepare for and mitigate the effects of potential disasters.
   "Our state faces a very real seismic threat, and a statewide 'Drop, Cover, and Hold' exercise is scheduled for Apr. 22, from 9:45-10 a.m., specifically targeting earthquake preparedness," said Glen Woodbury, director of the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) of the Washington Military Department.
   This "all hazards approach" provides for relative self-sufficiency for 72 hours, until help can arrive. For further information, call Barbara Thurman, WEMD disaster campaign coordinator, at 253-512-7000. For online information on Y2K preparation, see www.fema.gov and www.y2k.gov.

City Council Outreach Breakfast

   Carol Bogue of the Woodinville City Council and City Manager Pete Rose invite community members to join them for breakfast, from 7-9 a.m., Thursday, April 15 at the Buzz Inn Restaurant, 15608 NE Woodinville-Duvall Pl. The two will discuss the Arbor Day Celebration and answer questions about city government. A second public gathering is planned for Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at the Sammamish Pedestrian Bridge. For information, call Marie Stake of the City Manager's Office at 489-2700, ext. 245, or e-mail her at maries@woodinville-city.com.

Helen Thomas lecture cancelled

   Because of NATO action in Yugoslavia, White House correspondent Helen Thomas has been asked to cancel her lectures across the country. As the United Press International White House correspondent, Thomas has been asked to remain in Washington, D.C., for the duration of the U.S. military involvement. The lecture was scheduled for April 22 at Shoreline Community College. Full refunds are being made to ticketholders. For refunds or for more information, call the college ticket line at 206-546-4606.