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West Seattle Herald/White Center News Wednesday, August 13, 1997 3 the Bruce Savadow/staff Nhan Dean and Jim Gresham (on left side of plane) work with Keith Henry on the Opportunity Skyway airplane at Boeing Field. Vocational instructor John Bayer (far right) observes the students at work. plane be flown ifi an uncongested aircraft zone, Van Dyke says. John Bager is the crew leader and vocational instructor for Opportunity Skyway. He made it he the plane to fly is Aug. 22, when a OUld King County sheriff's deputy has volunteered to test fly it in Arling- ton. Federal Aviation Administra- for tion regulations require that the clear that, while he and volunteer Cecil Hendricks are there to help, the students play a 100-percent role in building the aircraft. "If they get stuck, we'll just ask them questions to get them to fig- ure out the problem," Bager said. The basic purpose of Opportuni- ty Skyway is to give students the vocational training that they can use in the job market. The program shows students practical applica- tions of math and science skills. "I would say that three of four of the students are really interested in aviation," Bager says. "This gives them some experience that they will need later." As the plane begins to take form, the students are visualizing the day they hope it will rise off the ground. "If the plane flies, that will be my most memorable experience of the project," says Keith Henry, 16, from Evergreen High School. boy's rape Mary LeTourneau pleaded guilty Aug. 7 to two counts of rape of a child in the second degree. The 35-year-old Shorewood Elementary School teacher was taken into custody and will remain in the Regional Justice Center in Kent. She'll be incar- cerated until her sentencing before King County Superior Court Judge Linda Lau Aug. 29. LeTourneau admitted having a sexual relationship with a 13- year-old boy who'd been one of her students. "We have not decided on what sentence to recommend," said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecut- ing Attorney's Office. David Gehrke, LeTourneau's attorney, plans to ask the judge for a six-month sentence in conjunc- tion with her enrollment in a treat- ment program for sexual deviants. She could go to prison for up to seven and a half years, Done- hoe said. new lifelong friend Enrich your With another cul- can host an (girl or France, Spain, Brazil or a host to a visitor of a lifetime! Hanna, 16yrs. YOur own exchange student. Large hobbies, etc. now available (single children may host). Call now: Lupton at 282-5719 ; 1.800.733-2773 Fully A ccredited International Organization [ CROS~ULTI IRAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS l:)arking lots, and free on-street 1,500 free parking West Seattle Junction. We to serve you anal new is always freer If you liked "Ma Perkins" in the '40s, you'll love Virginia Mason in the '90s. We have a wonderful program for Medicare recipients that eliminates co-payments for office visits and reduces your monthly premiums to zero.* It's the only plan of its kind that does. It's called Medicare Choice and once you hear about all the other benefits it gives you, we think it's a plan you won't want to live without. It's available only from Virginia Mason - where we've been keeping people healthy around here since 1920. For more facts, call 625-7277. Or listen for our commercial announcements on a radio near you. The Healthcare of a Lifetime *Members are responsible for Part B premiums. www, vmmc,org