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84 Wednesday, September t6, 1998 .Islander named VP of Boeing group Boeing Commercial Airplane Group has named Richard G. Higgins as vice president, maintenance engineering and publishing. , He leads a 1,400 member organi- zation responsible for producing air— craft maintenance information, in- cluding new digital data products and services. Higgins will expand ongoing ef- forts to replace paper and microfilm information~retrieval processes with new digitized systems. . The ultimate goal is to deliver all i'ntenaneg;_information through a ngle network connection, Higgins f”lained. “This will eliminate re— g‘,,_'T§Iii’ance on cumbersome paper and microfilm documents and will lead to greatly improved efficiency in ,flinaintaining the Boeing fleet world- y'wide. : Vm‘g‘: :1 waiWe are also embarking on a num- ber of improvement activities to in— “crease the accuracy, availability and integration of our various data and tirTCUments‘.“This will provide a sol- id foundation for the growth of digi- tal services. We will invite our cus- tomers and suppliers to participate with us in these efforts,” he added. Higgins has an extensive back- ground in Boeing customer services. Most recently he served as director of technical data products and ser- vices. Earlier he held posts in airplane maintenance and repair engineering, service engineering and field service. He joined Boeing in 1979 as an en— gineer on the 757 program. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and an MBA from Seattle University. Elaine Adams joins Northwestern Trust Mercer Island resident Elaine P. Adams has joined Northwestern Trust and Investors Advisory Company as vice president. Adams brings nine years of estate planning to the Northwestern Trust team, including a legal and insurance perspective on estate planning. Formerly with Copper Mountain Trust Corporation, Adams introduced its Private Wealth Management services to the Washington market. She has a law degree from University of Utah and is an active member of several local profession- al organizations. Adams will focus on the personal trust market.- Privately owned since 1993, Northwestern Trust is the only pri- vate trust company in the state offer- ing both personal and institutional trust services. It employs 36 people and has more than doubled its assets under admin- istration in the past 18 months. Massage therapist toms chiropractic clinic Tim T. Vaughan has joined the offices of Alpine Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center located at the Mercer Island Medical Center Building. He is a licensed massage therapist with certification in Sponngassage. Relaxation massage is offered along with techniques for injuries and chron- ic pain, with an emphasis on sport in- juries, specifically those that afflict golfers. He utilizes a variety of techniques de— signed for each client, including stretch- ing and breathing. He will be working with Dr. Corey Ebbin D.C. who soon will have an acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor. The office number is 206—232—4700. Treasure Book creates and keeps memories Andrea Edwards Hamilton and Tyler Hamilton have created a way to keep memories alive and well in a gift album format that is rife with pos- sibility. It’s called a “Treasure Book” and the box is designed to look like a tasteful book that can hold everything from' photos to mementos and recipes. Andrea Hamilton, a former Mercer island resident and Mercer Island High School graduate, came up with the idea of creating treasure books when she was looking for a memo- rable gift for the birth of a friend’s first child. She decided to make a journal that included parenting tips, recipes and childhood stories. Being a busy moth- er herself, Hamilton enlisted the help of other baby shower guests to write , a few pages each, with the resultant book being something really special. “The journal was more original, useful and personalized than I had Try Outs For The Mercer Island 13 yr old Sandy Koufax Team will be held Sept. 12, 19 & 20 at 13.0ch Park r L 5:00pmto 8:00pm '...’__. , Island Baseball Club 232-8681 m1 016 "€ «,3 ; Richard Higgins Elaine Adams ever envisioned,” she said. “I real~ ized it would be a great idea for all kinds of occasions.” During the Victorian era, women would compile ‘friendship albums" full of prose, poetry, artwork, pressed. flowers and locks of hair. Hamilton’s great-grandmother had one with him ericks and inspirational messages, penned in colored inks. One such en- try read “I wrote big so you can read this when you’re old.” Treasure Books are created in Factoria, and come with invitations, envelopes, pages, etc, tailored to the needs of the recipient. Priced at $48 each, the books are available at local retail stores. Windermere office adds two new agents Windermere Real Estate has added two new sales associates, Bradley Lyons and Svetlana Hanke, to its Mercer Island office. " H v _, 1 Before joining Windenneie,~Bradley , Lyons was the aSsistant branch: that?“ ager of the Tacoma Enterprise Rent? 1 A—Car. - Svetlana Hanke previously worked for nine years in the travel industry and speaks fluent Russian. , Windermere’has 177 offices and more than 4,700 agentsserving Washington, Oregon and Idaho; Eakes named to education committee ’ Pamela Eakes, founder and pres- ident of Mothers Against Violence in America (MAVIA), has been named by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley to the steering committee of the 1998 “America Goes Back to School: Get Involved! Stay Involved!” initiative. Eakes was the only one from the Seattle region named to the commit— tee. In its fourth year, the America Goes back to School initiative encourages adults to become more actively in- volved in improving education in their communities. Among the initiative’s priority is- sues is to keep schools safe, a prior- . private banker knows I don't have timetotake "areofiw . l appreciatelflhat. ' th,~ t'elal ion tinWA) . Tim Vaughan Gary Klees ity which Eakes and MAVIA will fo- cus on with its Oct. 8 observance of the third annual “Day of National Concern About Young People and Gun Violence,” where students around the country will be asked to sign a pledge promising never to bring a gun to school or use a gun to solve a dis— pute. In 1997, more than 47,000 Washington state students signed the pledge, known as the “Student Pledge Against Gun Violence,” while hun— ” dreds of thousands 'ij students in 22 other states participated in the obSer- vance. i , Lastgyearfs Day‘dff‘COrrcern was backed by a unanimous U.S. Senate resolution and proclamationfiom President Clinton. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID) introduced a similar biparti— san resolution last month with ‘54 co— sponsors, including Sen. Slade'Gorton Rogers named Trial EaWyer of the Year-7 James S. Rogers, principal in the Seattle law offices of James S. Rogers, has been named 1998 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Washington‘State Trial Lawyers Association. Rogers, a 1965 graduate of Mercer Island High School, is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Klees serving on board of Firland Gary Klees of Mercer Island was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Firland Sheltered Workshop Foundation. A retired en— gineer, Klees worked for Boeing for 3] years, and was recognized with 20 patents in propulsion engineer— ing. ' The Firland Sheltered Workshop Foundation provides employment op- portunities to both marginally em— , ployable and skilled workers in the production and finishing of machined parts. The parts are used by the Boeing company in the manufacture of air planes. 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