Local author Bryan Johnston (J.P. Patches: Northwest icon, Almost Live: The Show that Wouldn’t Die) highlights details of the case this Thursday: Coded messages posted in newspaper personal ads; elaborate ransom drops; a manacled boy kept in a dirt pit, chained to a tree, and locked in a closet for over a week; a reporter intercepting the kidnapped boy and interviewing him on the floor of a taxi cab while taking him home; a kidnap “gang” made up of a bank robber, a petty criminal, and a devout 19-year old Mormon girl; the biggest manhunt in Northwest history; and the 20¢ cigarette case that lead to the criminals' capture.
The book is a must-read for True Crime fans and an eye-opening exploration of one of the most sensational events in Northwest history. Come hear all about it Thursday directly from author, Bryan Johnston!
Since the pandemic, many families struggle to find adequate, affordable after-school care for their children. Cedar Park Elementary PTA has recently started an After School Enrichment Program to help.
Scholarships for this program help meet this need for students and families, while also providing equitable and affordable enrichment opportunities. Kids who might not otherwise be able to access classes like coding, music, art, chess club, and theatre club are able to participate regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Through it's 501c3, Cedar Park PTA's has subsidized registration costs and established scholarships to provide an affordable after-school care option to student families whose needs are currently unmet. These equitable enrichment opportunities are available to all K-5 students at Cedar Park Elementary (in North East Seattle, near Lake City), enriching kids, parents and the whole community.
Catherine Kodish, PTA Vice President and volunteer after school enrichment coordinator, is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She worked for 17 years at Seattle Children's, but recently became a stay-at-home parent due to child care deficits during the pandemic. She is mother to a current 2nd grader and an incoming Kindergartener at Cedar Park Elementary.
Our Speaker: Gregory Terman, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist and director of the Acute Pain Service at UW Medical Center and a UW professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Terman earned his M.D. at the University of Miami and his Ph.D. at UCLA. He is a member of the UW Graduate Program in Neuroscience and has run an NIH funded laboratory studying pain mechanisms. Dr. Terman is past president of the American Pain Society. His recent research has focused on the mechanisms and neurochemistry of opiate tolerance.