Federal Way Mirror, October 25, 2013
October 25, 2013 edition of the Federal Way Mirror
.com CRIME BLOTTER | Naked lady jumps on police car at Safeway  VOL. 15, NO. 43 Mirror F E D E R A L WAY division of Sound Publishing OPINION | Editorial: Endorsements for school board and more  Roegner: Deputy mayor is candidate for change  MR. FEDERAL WAY | How does the school district’s grading system work?  BUSINESS | Refugee moves her consulting firm to FW; Macy’s hosts re-opening  SPORTS | Hop on board the Seahawks CALENDAR | Halloween activities include FRIDAY, October 25, 2013 | 75¢ bandwagon, there’s lots of room [20-23] Fright Fest and the Freaky 5K run  ELECTION 2013 On Monday, dozens of Todd Beamer High School students signed a “get well soon” banner for Connor Bone after he was assaulted over the weekend. Pictured left to right: Jessee Thatcher, Connor Bone, Carl Gray and Darci Huffman. Candidates pitch solutions for FW schools By ANDY HOBBS firstname.lastname@example.org ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror Beamer students sign ‘get well’ banner for teen who got stomped in the head By ANDY HOBBS email@example.com Federal Way resident Connor Bone, 15, was skateboarding with two friends Saturday night near an overpass in Auburn when he saw what looked like a drunk man abusing a pregnant woman. According to Bone, the man was in a heated argument with a pregnant woman and had raised his hand as if threatening to strike her. Bone said he rode over to the woman on his skateboard and asked if she was OK. The man then asked Bone if he had a problem, and the last thing he remembers is turning around to walk away. That’s when the man clocked Bone in the head, then stomped on his head and body multiple times. Bone’s friends, who were also as- saulted, said the man and woman fled the scene in a car. Bone was transported to Auburn Regional Medical Center. The ordeal left him with a concussion, a swollen eye, a busted lip and multiple bruises. “I thought I was doing something right,” he said about checking on the woman’s safety. “I thought she was in trouble. She said she was fine.” [ more ASSAULT, page 31 ] Grocery workers avoid strike Courtesy of the Kent Reporter Grocery workers reached a tentative agreement Monday in contract negotiations with four major chains, just two hours before a scheduled strike. UFCW 21 announced the agreement Monday on its Facebook page. About 30,000 workers in King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties are represented by unions UFCW 21, UFCW 367 and Teamsters 38. “This tentative agreement has been NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit federalwaymirror.com/about_us. unanimously recommended by the union member bargaining team,” the statement said. “Details will not to be released until after union members themselves have had the opportunity to review the tentative agreement and vote on it.” Workers voted in September to go on strike if a settlement could not be reached. Unions gave 72-hour notice last Friday to the stores to expect a walkout. Stores had posted help wanted posters to hire replacement workers in case of a strike. • NOW OPEN! • • SUSHI The Mirror hosted an election forum Oct. 23, featuring candidates for Federal Way School Board. Candidates fielded questions from the audience. The forum was moderated by Dr. T.M. Sell of Highline Community College. There are two contested school board races in the general election: • Position 1: Ed Barney (incumbent) vs. Geoffery McAnalloy. Barney was first elected to the board in 2001, while this is McAnalloy’s first candidacy for public office. Barney works as a job trainer for Deseret Industries. McAnalloy works as a post sales engineer for CenturyLink. • Position 4: Carol Gregory vs. Medgar Wells. Both are running for the seat vacated by Angela Griffin. In the Aug. 6 primary election, Gregory advanced to the general election with 44.2 percent of the vote, while Wells finished second with 38.3 percent. Gregory is director of Burst for Prosperity, a non-profit organization that helps low-income families become self-sufficient. Wells is principal of Overcomer Academy, a private school on Military Road in Auburn. School board candidates discussed their educational philosophies and addressed LUNCH or DINNER TOYODA SUSHI & BAR • FREE 2 Vegetable Spring Rolls SASHIMI :: BENTO BOX :: GRILL :: RAMEN SOUP :: TEMPURA :: UDON Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Closed Sunday ($2.00 value) with food purchase. Expires 11/9/13. 32911 1St Ave S #G, Federal Way 253-838-1476 fax: 253-838-1258 toyodasushi.net ELECTION NEWS: READ MORE INSIDE • FW ballot proposition would restrict citizen petitions to general elections, page 14 • South King Fire and Rescue commissioner forum, page 16 • Lakehaven Utility District commissioner forum, page 17 • Due to limited space in the print edition, letters related to local candidates can be found at federalwaymirror.com. • Read past endorsements and reports on The Mirror’s website. a handful of controversial issues facing the district, including the grading system and parental engagement. Below is a sample of questions candidates answered from the audience. Q: How will you hold the district accountable for failing to start a working grading system? • Wells: That’s his top priority. Even as an educator, he found the district’s non-traditional grading system confusing. Parents must be able to understand the grading system. • Gregory: Any system that parents can’t understand is wrong. The board must hold the superintendent accountable for making sure the system works. • McAnalloy: The system is broken and doesn’t work, and the board is not taking responsibility. The district [ more SCHOOLS, page 18 ] WE DELIVER!