Northwest NEWS

December 27, 1999

Local News

Top stories for 1999 for Bothell, Kenmore, and Woodinville

1999 top storiesReview the year's highlights of newsmaking events in our local communities.

Call 911 for police, medical, or fire emergencies only

911 callsEvery holiday brings an increase in telephone usage. This New Year brings in the year 2000, and an even greater volume of phone use is expected.

Bothell woman strangled

murderElizabeth Ann Nelson, 36, was found strangled in the bedroom of her Bothell apartment on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Truck smashes into Woodinville business

truck crashThe parking brakes failed on an 80,000-ton semi truck delivering a full load of lumber, sending the truck rolling into a parked 1990 Oldsmobile and shoving it completely into the reception area of a Woodinville business.

What NOT to do before Y2K?

Y2K what NOT to doAfter governmental agencies have spent most of the year warning people how to prepare for events that probably won't happen, the King County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) just sent out a list of what NOT to do before Y2K.

Local authorities participate in worldwide Y2K alert

worldwide Y2K alertStaff from the City of Woodinville, Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District, Northshore School District, and the Woodinville Water District will be on hand to monitor worldwide events as they unfold on December 31, 1999.

State Ferry system to make drastic cuts

State Ferry systemLast week, the state Transportation Commission followed recommendations by the ferry administration to make drastic cuts in service, staffing, and capital improvements, to compensate for revenue losses from I-695.

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency

ESCAThe Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) has been created by interlocal agreement between its member cities.

Executive Sims signs Land Segregation Ordinance

Land Segregation OrdinanceKing County Executive Ron Sims signed King County's first comprehensive review and update of Title 19, dealing with policies and procedures for segregating large parcels of land.

Obituary: Richard Kumagai, M.D.

ObituaryBothell physician Richard Kumagai, M.D., 65, passed away on December 22, 1999.