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A man was seriously injured in a head-on car crash yesterday in front of Woodinville High School.

The accident happened about 2:15 p.m. in the 13300 block of Northeast 195th Street. The driver was trying to turn east onto 195th but lost control and swung into westbound traffic, said King County sheriff’s spokesman Travis DeFries.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, DeFries said.

A passenger in his car was taken to Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland with lesser injuries.

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The driver of the other car was not injured.

No names were released.

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Fire wrecks Riley & Sons shop

Fire heavily damaged a detached garage yesterday that had served as the headquarters for a longtime drywall company in North Bend.

The fire started about 6:20 a.m. at Riley & Sons, in the 12700 block of Maloney Grove Avenue Southeast. The roof partially collapsed, and a delivery truck and some supplies were destroyed, Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Lee Soptich said.

No one was hurt.

The business owner lived next door, but his home was not damaged, Soptich said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


District names 9th-grade principal

The Issaquah School District has selected Dana Bailey as the principal for the new Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, which opens this fall.

Bailey is the assistant principal at Pine Lake Middle School in the Issaquah district. She will start her new job July 1, replacing the planning principal, Mike Gallagher, who recently was promoted to executive director of secondary education for the district.

Bailey became Pine Lake’s assistant principal in 2001, after teaching for seven years at Tyee High School and Chinook Middle School in the Highline School District. Bailey, a graduate of Seattle University, earned her master’s degree in special education from Purdue University in Indiana. Her administrative credentials are from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

In a prepared statement, schools Superintendent Janet Barry praised Bailey’s work ethic and connection with students and said she had a fair sense of discipline. The new campus will open in September to ninth-grade students from Issaquah, Beaver Lake and Pine Lake middle schools.


YWCA benefit raises $393,000

The annual Eastside YWCA luncheon yesterday at Meydenbauer Center raised more than $393,000.

Ellen Rush, who lives with her two children at the YWCA’s Family Village in Redmond, told an audience of 1,100 people about how the Y had helped her after she left an abusive marriage.

The featured speaker was actress Rita Moreno, 73, who discussed her childhood of poverty and overcoming racism during her career.

The luncheon was one of three the YWCA holds each spring to raise money for 70 programs.

Author Alice Walker will be the speaker at the Seattle luncheon, March 24 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Mavis Leno, wife of “Tonight” show host Jay Leno, will speak at the Snohomish County luncheon, April 21 at the Everett Convention Center.

Last year’s Bellevue event drew 1,600 people and raised nearly $518,000.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau