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a James muscles her way the Seattle i00,ire Department by Rhoda Donkin Diana James was ng up in a little house Street, she didn't about being a fire- In fact, fires scared SOund of a fire nn the middle of the jolt her awake. for hours am- charred bodies flames. at 19, she is the woman recruit in r a job with the Seattle On March a grueling six- pre-recruit training and if she makes it, on to another nine of intensive fire school. If she isn't out in the process, sign on with one of highly-respected fire in the country. to go for the James. says she decided to firefighter partly to fear of fire, but she wants to For the last two has been a volun- and accord- boss, Chief Tony on, she's proved extremely dedi- Says Singleton. she lacks in height, up for in enthus- ty for get- done.', a mere 5 feet, but that was no she was tested agility and With 22 other line for a job with Fire .Department. )he of who S. no Small feat. Ap- lad to lift 95 pounds In a sitting posi- !!!) Diana James prepares for the Seattle Fire Department's drill school. tion, "curl" 85 pounds by lifting a barbell from thighs to stomach, hang a 50-pound fan in a mock doorway, and do each of these tests in under 30 seconds. The hardest test involved hauling an 80-pound bag filled with sand up seven stories in less than 40 seconds. James did it in 30. Praise from fellow volun- teers makes James blush uncontrollably. "Everything makes me smile," she says. It's as much her trademark as the 150 pounds of solid muscle she carries on her short frame. James attributes her strength to the years spent swimming laps at the Julius ,,IN ISSAQUAH Since 1910 Seafood Poultry ,hoice Locker Be CHOPS ................... S259,b. of LAMB .................. S259,o Shoulder STEAKS S 1 98 ..... lb. of SOLE S 2 4 9 ....... lb. SKINLESS WIENERS...'1.79 ab. 6 LB. BOX '1.69 lb. St.N. 392-3131 mountain GREKNHOU8 DOGWOOD *21" DOGwooD ,e- YOUR FUCHSIA crisis 4" pot s13', 21/2 ,, pots 64' Ai:IL,- 10" Cedar Baskets s2" cc?li,u,ASO N VEGETABLES . "'S Pe n. uwer' Lettuce, Cabbage =74  AI. r -'FJ i 1 "MLLIAs SA Ag BEDDING =/A i.- u PLANTS I'V*u, tIAN,, .. ANOUP $4 34 'uMS 4" pots IvyTraiting or zonalupdghts | u, ISSAQUAH [Xil I, ()ft' 1-90. I Mile South On Renton-lssrquah Road (fliway 900) Op:n 9 .,hi -6 p,m, Closed Sunda}'s Boehm Pool, where she works part time. Her special- ty was the butterfly, the most demanding upper body stroke. She swam on Issa- quah High School teams, but never won any prizes. "I'm not very competitive," she admits. "I just like com- peting against myself." On March 23 she'll be competing against 33 other candidates when she lines up at 7:30 a.m. sharp for inspec- tion on her first day of train- ing. Her hair will be checked to make sure it's cut above her ears, her shoes will be ex- amined for their shine, and her uniform will be scrutiniz- ed. Then after an hour and a half of intensive exercising, her formal training will begin. She'll learn a dozen dif- ferent ways to handle heavy hoses and the ins and outs of carrying and hoisting 55-foot ladders. She'll learn to breathe without a mask in a smoke-filled room and the name of every piece of ap- paratus in the fire company. And she'll learn about the endless chores firefighters do while they wait for an emer- gency. No longer will she be able to wile away the hours in the fire station drawing pictures of German Shepherds or copying her favorite car- toons. While she blushingly denies it, James is also a WANTED: TWO QUALITY BASEBALL PLAYERS I am looking for two 11-12 year old boys currently not playing or unhappy with present team. I can of- fer outstanding coaching and organization. References on request. All inquiries held in con- fidence. Contact Lou Hailer after April 7th at 392- 7719 or 628-3963. talented artist whose work has been displayed in City Hall and presently adorns the walls of the Julius Boehm Pool. As an artist, she fits in- to the classical version of the "malcontent," never par- ticularly stimulated by what she produces. "I get awful bored with it after a while," she says, blushing again. Being a firefighter is excit- ing, she says, and while she hasn't really been to any spectacular fires,in town, her record for aid calls surpasses most other volunteers. She can't recall the one big fire she did assist with: "I never went inside." But, what she does remember about it brings a smirk to her youth- ful face. "My knecsn to rub- ber. I was fine but my legs were shaking." She doesn't think that will happen once she "knows the ropes" in Seattle. Anyway, underneath the brawn and bravery and artistry, there is a little philosopher, who believes she is suited to her chosen vocation. "It's the kind of work where all your efforts come back to you," she says smil- ing. Tell Puget Power how to run i Armin Thompson, Consumer Panel mod- ll,ql,P erator, invites you to do just that. Thirty-seven business o, your friendsand neighbors have been working for the last six months to develop recommendations on three different subjects to present to Puget Power: What specific risks associated with lack of electric service reliability do Puget Power customers find acceptable afld unacceptable? Task Force Chairperson-Dick Becker, Issaquah 2 Should legislation be sought by Puget Power to pro- vide relief for low income elderly and disadvantaged persons? Task Force Chairperson-Darlene McHenry, Issaquah What are the advantages and disadvantages of various methods for meter reading and electric service billing? Task Force Chairperson-Pat Tracy, Renton Please come to one of the following Town Hall meetings to offer your comments on our proposed recommendations. Bellevue Redmond April 7, 8:00 p.m. April 14, 8:00 p.m. Puget Power Auditorium First Mutual Savings Bank 10608 N.E. 4th St. 16900 Redmond Way Ellensburg April 22, 8:00 p.m. Kittitas County Court House 5th and Main Your input is vitally important to us. If you would like to see our draR recommendations, please phone 453-6830 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and we will mail you a copy. And please attend one of our Town Hall meetings. Consumer Panels i South End May Valley'Maple Hills'Briarwood Roxaine Reynolds (255-5849) Maywood band heads for Wenatchee Maywood Junior High School students will par- ticipate in the Wenatchee Ap- ple Blossom Festival April 30. Plans are for the ffand, cheerleaders and drill team members to travel across the mountains to perform. Briarwood Elementary School's second newspaper collection drive has been set for April 12, 13 and 14. The school hopes to earn a larger amount this drive because de- mand for used paper is higher, resulting in higher amounts paid for collectors. The money earned is used to help the school in projects the school district does not fund. Liberty High School students will take part in the King County' government's "Spring Clean" campaign on April 22. Campus and adja- cent street areas will be assigned to teachers and their classes to pick up litter. Seattle Pacific Singers will present a concert at May Valley Alliance Church on Sunday, April 10. * * =k The Liberty High School Music Department will take part in the Seamount League Choral Festival to be held at Enumclaw High School April 20. Drug information evening held at Issaquah Junior High In a continuing effort to help students and parents become more aware of assistance for teenage drug and alcohol abusers, the Issa- quah Junion High PTSA is sponsoring an evening of in- formation Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the school's cafe- teria. Several students from the Lake Washington School District who have been in- valved with drug and alcohol use will speak at the meeting. They will talk about help they have received and what they are doing now to help other teens. A family who has success- fully dealt with a drug and alcohol situation will also discuss problems they have overcome, help they received and other aspects of their experience. The lssaquah Press, Wednesday, April 6, 1983 - Page 7 Rotary honors drama students Alex Berry, a junior at lssaquah High, and Karen Kohler, a senior at Liberty High, were honored as Students of the Month for March by the Issaquah Rotary Club. Both students have significant accomplish- ments in the field of drama. Berry, son of Jim and Lee Berry, has had lead roles in the last two musical produc- tions of his school, the scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz" and Fagin in the just completed "Oliver." In addi- tion, he was the primary de- signer and builder of the set for this year's production, a major undertaking. He has also been active in the Village Theatre. His plans include attending Cornish Institute to major in either drama or industrial design. Kohler, daughter of Linda Ittner and Dwayne Kohler, has been in every major drama production at Liberty since her lead role as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" when she was a sophomore. In accepting her award, Kohler commented she did not realize when she was a sophomore that three years and seven drama productions later she was to receive such a recognition. She is also a member of the school senate, National Honor Society, and president both of the senior class and the Liberty Troupe of the Alex Berry Karen Kohler National Thespian Society. She plans to attend Western Washington University next fall to continue her involve- ment in drama. Her career plans are indefinite at this time. state-wide classifieds State-wide classified ads in Washington State's ommtmity newspapers allow you to place your ad in 114 newspapers throughout the state. One phone call. Call our Classified Department and an Ad-Viser will explain how the system works, help you write the ad, and place it In all the association newspapers, One ad. Let us do the hard work. We can deliver your ad to 912,953 homes in the state of Washington, One invoice. You or your secretary will do one simple bit of paperwork. One way. The only way to cover the state of Washington is with a state-wide Classified Ad... it is so easy. 25 words $99. For additional words over the basic 25, the additional charge per word is $4.00. THE ISSAQUAH PRESS 392"6434