Northwest NEWS

July 19, 1999

Local News


King County awards $5.3 for affordable housing

   Three apartment buildings will be constructed in Woodinville and Kenmore for rental by low-income families and seniors at below-market rents. Kenmore will get a 46-unit building for families and a 51-unit for seniors. Woodinville will get a 50-unit building for seniors. Interested parties should contact Mark Thometz at 425-646-9053. Eight townhomes for first-time homebuyers will be constructed in Bothell, adjoined by a facility providing transitional housing for homeless teen mothers. Contact Howard Finck, Friends of Youth, at 425-869-6490 or David McDaniels, Habitat for Humanity, at 425-869-6007.

Woodinville City Council okays six-year TIP

   On July 12, the Woodinville City Council unanimously passed Resolution #165, paving the way for the Ciy's annual Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) projects to proceed. The plan included City staff recommendations for improvements through the year 2005. Copies of the TIP are available for review at City Hall.

George Brien still missing

   The family of George Brien of Clearview would appreciate any information on the whereabouts of the Alzheimer's sufferer, whose car was found east of the Echo Lake area in southeast Snohomish County, just north of unincorporated Woodinville. Brien was carrying identification when he disappeared May 25, 1999. Please call Sylvia Brien at 425-668-5284.

Koganei, Japan visitors to be honored by City of Bothell

   The City of Bothell will welcome Japanese exchange students and chaperones from Koganei, Japan at a reception in Bothell's City Hall, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. RSVP: Bothell City Clerk's Division, 425-486-3256.

Police alert Eastside to crying scam artist

   A 50-to-60-year-old Caucasian woman has been fleecing kindhearted victims from Everett to Bellevue with false tales of woe in at least 12 separate incidents since late June, according to the Redmond Police Dept. The woman, approximately 5'5" tall, 125-130 lbs., with gray-blond hair, has mostly approached businesses, sobbing convincingly that her adopted daughter was struck by a car in Tacoma and needs an emergency operation in Texas. She says she needs several hundred dollars to fly them both to Texas. She tells people her husband died seven weeks ago. Anyone with a tip on the suspect is asked to call Redmond Det. Greg Mains at 425-556-2592.

Kenmore's first dahlia show planned

   As part of Kenmore's first Birthday Party Celebration, a dahlia show will be held on Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. outside of City Hall. Last year, the dahlia was selected as the official city flower of Kenmore. Kenmore residents are encouraged to bring a dahlia, or several dahlias they have grown, to the dahlia tables that will be set up for participants from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug 29. Dahlias should be picked up by 5 p.m. For further information, call Ruth Surder, 425-486-4897.

IRS special enrollment exam, Oct. 7-8

   The income tax return test to qualify preparers and other interested person who are not attorneys of CPAs will be held Oct. 7 & 8 in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Portland, Medford, Anchorage, and Honolulu. The applications to take the test, Special Enrollment Examination Form 2586, must be postmarked no later than July 31. The fee for all four parts of the exam is $55, or $45 to take fewer than all four parts. The application contains all information about the exam and study materials. Applicants have four years to pass all four parts of the exam.