Newcastle man enters Alford plea for immoral communication with minor

August 11, 2011

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Aug. 11, 2011

Newcastle resident Gil Furman entered an Alford plea* in King County Superior Court Aug. 9 to two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

The maximum sentence Furman could face for each count is 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

One count of third-degree child molestation will be dismissed at Furman’s sentencing before Judge Mariane C. Spearman at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in King County Superior Court.

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Registration open for Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk

August 11, 2011

NEW — 9:39 a.m. Aug. 11, 2011

Registration has begun for this year’s Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk.

Sign-ups for the event are available at, at The Balanced Athlete at the Renton Landing and the FootZone stores in Bellevue and Issaquah. Mail-in registration is available at

Registration is $25 for individuals or $20 each for groups of four people or more. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers by gender and age group. There will be a Kid’s Dash following the run/walk.

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