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2 Wednesday, September 10, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News e Videos for politicos Videotapes of local political candidates explaining their views before the primary elec- tion are available for the first time. One tape features candidates for mayor, City Council and School Board. Another has= candidates for King County executive, Coun- ty Council and sheriff, as well as the Port of Seattle commissioners. Each candidate speaks for two minutes. The tapes are available at branch libraries. Or watch KCTS Channel 9 at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept, 14. Is that the school bell.., or a siren? Motorists speeding in front of Arbor Heights Elementary School on Monday, the first day of school, got an immediate warning. A radar display trailer from Seattle Transporta- tion (SEATRAN) was clocking the speed of cars in the school zone to remind drivers to slow down now that school has started. SEATRAN will conduct similar speed watches at other schools throughout the week. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 "It's a good feeling," Devereux said. "They love you and the spe- cial attention. It's a special day for them." Devereux said that it is especially nice to promote literacy through the gift of a book that the children can take home with them. The enthusi- asm for literacy is main thrust with "Books for Kids," as students get to practice their reading skills. "They want to show off their skills," Devereux stressed. Starbucks' act of goodwill did not go unnoticed with the school staff. "The fact that they're giving up their time -- we're very grateful," acknowledged librarian Betty Wolfe. Bruce Savadow/staff John Ketkhlunaroun and volunteer Keltie Wright listen as Frederick Le reads from a book at the "Books for Kids" event at White Center Heights Elementary School on Friday. WEST SEATTLE High School also benefited from the Day of Car- ing. Jim McConnell said he was astonished with the enthusiasm shown by the SAFECO Insurance Corporation volunteers. "They've done work here that hasn't been done in years. We're phenomenally indebted," he said. "It's uplifted the spirits of everyone in the building. What a wonderful way to come back." SAFECO also donated $5,000 toward student academics, he said. "We're overwhelmed. We're anticipating a wonderful start," McConnell added. "'They've got the place looking nice, and they're contributing to improve it academically." Seattle School District Facili- ties Director Gretchen Miller said that volunteerism is especially crucial when more district funds must be geared toward academics over upkeep. "The district doesn't have the resources they used to have," Miller said. "It's important to bring the community to schools, and have their support." Some SAFECO volunteers paint- O status ml: Public comments are sought regarding a proposal to remove Pier ! from the Seattle Comprehensive Plan's Duwamish Manufac- turing and Industrial Center. An environmental impact statement will have to be prepared. So far, it will address land use, environ- mental health, plants, ani- mals, aesthetics, light and glare, noise, traffic and parking. For those whb thinker[he study's scope should be expanded or changed, send comments by Sept. 15 to: Tom Hauger, supervising planner; Office of Manage- ment and Planning; Room 300 Municipal Building; 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. 2 WHEEL m 12 Month or 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty, Front or Rear 2-Wheel Brake Service includes: effort. J6I. esset Laboz . Parts d Rear I Harborview Westwood Clinic Call for an Appointment 21.1 Harborview Westwood Clinic is a great clinic fi)r you and your family. You will be taken care of by excellent doctors and other health care professionals. The clinic is located in Westwood Town Center, next to the Post Office. Interpreters are available to help you. All doctors are board-certified. We have evening and Saturday hours. Watch for the new UW Physicians Clinic coming soon to the Kent~Des Moines area. oil and oil filter Most American cars and ~qooht trucks, plus Datsun, yota, VW and Honda. Plus waste dllpoul fee of $2.50. Molt cam and light truckl. Our automotive pros will lubricate your car's chassis, drain old oil and add up to five quarts of new oil, plus install a new oil filter. Call for an appointment. Offer ends 9/20/97 IIII/ ::: ~ : i :i :ii Patrick Gipson, MD Benjamin Lisa Lepine, MDHoang Truong, MD Frank Internal MedicineDanieison, MD Obstetrics Family PracticeStackhou~, MD & Pediatrics Pediatrics & GTnecolgy internal Medicine & Pediatrics 2615 SW Trenton Street, Seattle, WA 98126 (206) 521-1950 Westwood Town Center - next to the Post Office