Newcastle dentist’s license suspended for 10 years

August 6, 2012

NEW — 12:25 p.m. Aug. 6, 2012

State health officials have suspended the license of Newcastle dentist Gil Furman for 10 years, according to an Aug. 3 Washington State Department of Health release.

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission charged Furman with unprofessional conduct in June and immediately suspended his license. Furman did not respond to the charges, so the 10-year suspension ends the legal proceedings.

In September 2011, Furman was convicted in King County Superior Court on two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, gross misdemeanors. Furman molested a child from the time she was 13 years old until she was 15, according to Department of Health documents.

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Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday

August 6, 2012

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2012

Newcastle residents can celebrate National Night Out with at least two neighborhood events Aug. 7.

Members of the Olympus neighborhood, in conjunction with celebrating the neighborhood’s 25th anniversary, will have a large picnic at 5 p.m. on 128th Avenue Southeast, which will be barricaded at Southeast 80th Way.

Police will visit the party, and kid-friendly activities, such as sidewalk chalk drawing, will be available. Hamburgers, hot dogs and nonmeat patties will be provided, as well as buns, condiments and utensils. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, drinks and a side dish or dessert to share.

Donegal Park’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. at 7319 125th Ave. S.E.

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