Northwest NEWS

March 18, 2002


Animals calm, heal, activate, says local expert

*"I see how dogs calm people and lessen stress," says Woodinville resident Becky Bishop. "They're nonjudgmental creatures who offer unconditional love and affection.

Grange women make, deliver quilts

*Twenty-six sleeping bags were sewn and delivered by the women of Sammamish Valley Grange to "Teen Hope," a non-profit facility for teen-agers who have no safe place to spend the night.

Filing income tax extensions available by phone, computer

*People who need more time to complete their forms will find it easy to extend their filing deadline - they don't need an excuse, or even a stamp.

A day at the aquarium

*Looking at brightly colored fish, watching the otters play and being able to reach into a tide pool to feel the creatures makes a trip to the Seattle Aquarium a great adventure.

Blake reports for duty

*Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick L. Blake, a 1990 graduate of Monroe High School