Northwest NEWS

February 18, 2002


Two Hollywood Hill neighbors receive Unsung Heroes Award

*As rain pummeled streets, rooftops and lawns last December, Dick Baer noticed a problem developing at the home of his new neighbors, the Smiths.

Blue star banners and 300 grandmas support area soldiers

*Twenty-one year old Shad Talbott wasn't lonely while in boot camp. He was too busy reading the 25 cards and letters he received each day over the holidays. His drill instructor was curious about the excessive correspondence. "Just how many grandmothers do you have?" the instructor asked, incredulous.