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October 8, 2012  Woodinville Weekly i The Northlake News I The Valley View I Page 5 Top 2 Primary upheld by U.S. Supreme Court from Brian Zylstra, Deputy Communications Director/ Legislative Liaison Office of Secretary of State The U.S. Supreme Court announced last week that it will not hear the challenge by the Washington Democratic and Libertarian parties on the Top 2 Primary. This blog post (link is below) focuses on the high court's refusal to hear the appeal. FromOurCorner/index. php/2012/10/top-2- upheld-in-court-voters- win/#more-13855 LIVING The Medistyle fend off damage to the blood vcssds. And now it seems that the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in lean protein (primarily fish), leafy green vegetables, whole grains and legumes, nuts, antioxidant-rich fruit, monoumaturated fats (such as olive oil), and moderate alcohol consumption may also benefit the brain for the same reason it benefits the circulatory system. In fact, a study that looked into the eating habits of 2,258 older adults has shown that those whose eating habits most closely matched the Mediterranean diet were 40 percent less likely to get Alzheimer's disease than others with diets less like the Mediterranean model. Commonly Misused Words We hope you found this topic to be both interesting and informative. Our calendar of events includes a wide range of ictivities that help to keep senior minds active. We encourage our seniors to participate, and we find that they do, and enjoy themselves! To learn more about our offerings, reach us today at (425) 483-7953. You are invited to tour our unique, conveniently located senior community at 104 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Road, N.E., close to the heart of Woodinville. We offer a variety of apartment options, including; spacious studios, and one or two bedrooms. We will exceed your expectations! THE CREEKSIDE A Mcrll (;acm Commmfity Go there to view the cases that the Supreme Court is refusing to hear. (The Top 2 appeal case is found on page 12.) The open primary, which allows all voters to select their favorite candidates for each office, without regard to party label, has been successfully used since 2008, when U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to allow it. The high court ruling four years ago left open the possibility of further challenges based on the way the state administered the winnowing election. Secretary of State Sam Reed, the state's top elections officer, let out a cheerwhen he heard that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the latest legal challenge by the parties. "This is a victory for the people of the state of Washington," Reed said. "The Top 2 fits the political heritage of our state. "On my first dayinoffice as secretary of state, in January 2001, I was served with litigation papers regarding Washington's primary election system. I am relieved that this 12-year litigation will be resolved before I leave office." State Elections Division Co-Director Katie Blinn had this response to the high court's rejection of the parties' appeal:"The Top 2 Primary system has been very well received in Washington because it allows voters to focus on candidates, not the political parties," Blinn said. "We are grateful for the aggressive and strategic defense of our right to vote provided by the attorney general's office." Capital/Oapitol Capital refers to a city, capitol to a building where lawmakers meet. The capitol has undergone extensive renovations. The residents of the state cap#a pretested the development plans. Courtesy Photo Woodmoor PACE parents Tracy Dillender and Heather Stanley help cast fifth grader Natalie McCallum's face in plaster as part of a study of ancient Egypt. PACE at Woodmoor 'mummifies' their fifth and sixth graders Fifth and sixth graders in the PACE program at Woodmoor Elementary are discovering ancient Egypt, her rulers, culture, religion and geography. The face casting is to help the students better understand what mummification might have felt and looked like. The students will paint the face masks once they are dry. To further enrich their study, a field trip is planned to the King Tut exhibit at the Pacific Science Center later this month. PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education) at Woodmoor is a Northshore school district enrichment program in which teachers and parent volunteers work together in a cooperative structure. PACE students benefit from an enriched education experience thanks to high parent involvement, innovatiwe teaching techniques, enhanced curriculum and a sense of community among families. PACE informational open houses The Northshore School District will host informational open house events for parents interested in learning more about the PACE program Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. PACE Information Night will be held at the following schools: PACE at Lockwood (serving Arrowhead, Crystal Springs, Frank Love, Kenmore, Lockwood, Shelton View and Westhill elementary schools). For information, call (425) 408-5856; wwwPACE at PACE at Wellington (serving Bear Creek, Cottage Lake, East Ridge, Hollywood Hill, Kokanee, Sunrise, Wellington and Woodin elementary schools). For information, call (206) 755-2469; PACE at Woodmoor (serving Canyon Creek, Fernwood, Maywood Hills, Moorlands and Woodmoor elementary schools). For more information, call (425) 485-8837 or (206) 861-5692; then click "PACE." Heidi, Colin, Dan, Maddie, Shayla, and Ashleigh would miss the Make a Difference Scholarships which made it possible for these graduates to enter college, stay in school and be on course for a degree. For the full story, go to: Join us for our Red, White & Brew Auction Party October 20, 2012 - Meydenbauer Center- Bellevue 22nd Annual Fund Raising Charity Event Be part of Rotory's 25-Year "Legacy of Service" to grow the $2 million-plus charitable dollars already benefiting Woodinville. Register: (206) 650-4439 Bothell, Kenmore recommended for KC funding for parks, conservation projects The cities of Bothell and Kenmore would receive nearly $700,000 from the Conservations Futures program to go toward the North Creek Forest and Swamp Creek Wetland projects under the proposed 2013 King County budget. "This proposed funding recommendation is great news for the citizens of Bothell and Kenmore," said Metropolitan King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson,who represents Kenmore and Bothell on the County Council. "One of my priorities for the budget is making sure that funding for these important projects is approved." The proposed allocations are part of the county's Conservation Futures program, which is funded by a dedicated portion of property taxes. Under state law, the Conservation Futures Tax Levy revenue can only be used for open space acquisitions. The projects in Kenmore and Bothell were recommended by the Conservation Futures Citizens Committee and were included the King County Executive's proposed 2013 budget. In Bothell, $500,000 would be used to acquire an additional 27 acres of the North Creek Forest. One mile from Bothell's City Hall, North Creek Forest is home to a broad array of wildlife and includes wetlands and streams critical to the North Creek watershed. "The city of Bothell is extremely grateful to King County for its help in preserving this beautiful and important forest, which benefits our environment and the citizens of Bothell directly," stated Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb. The Swamp Creek Wetland project in Kenmore is recommended to receive $185,218 to secure 1.6 acres of land adjacent to Wallace Swamp Creek Park. The property is a wetland that supports Kenmore's heron colony. "The city of Kenmore is extremely appreciative to King County and Councilmember Bob Ferguson for his help in securing funds that not only assists the City with relocating a family from a flood prone area, but protects open space and habitat," said David Baker, Kenmore's mayor. No fee for felines at Regional Animal Services of King County There are no tricks, just treats for prospective pet owners at Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) this month. From now through October 31, RASKC is waiving the adoption fee for cats six months and older. Normally $55, the adoption fee for cats older than six months will be waived during this special event. The fee for kittens (younger than six months) will remain at $100. All cats and kittens from RASKC are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and have tested negative for feline leukemia. Adopters also receive a starter bag of Hill's Science Diet food for their new pet, as well as a certificate for a free veterinary wellness exam, courtesy of the Seattle/King County Veterinary Medical Association. People looking to adopt from RASKC can view available pets by visiting and clicking on"Adopt a Pet." Licenses are sold at the King County Pet Adoption Center in Kent, local city halls, many veterinary clinics and online at GENTLE DENTIST DANIEL J, RYAN D,D,S,, P,S, We Cater to Cowards New Patients Welcome ,-. (425) 483-4602 12625 NE 173rdPlace Woodinville www. 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