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FEDERAL WAY

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013

SCHOOLS | School board sends replacement levy to voters this February [17]

VOL. 15 NO. 51 | 75¢

SPORTS | J.R. Celski towers over Times Square [22-34]

CALENDAR | More than 100,000 lights in holiday light display [35]

Trial date set for Summers

Police give 60 struggling families gift of Christmas

From staff reports

By Carrie Rodriguez

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reg Summers, the former owner of Summers Chiropractic and Massage accused of sexual misconduct by former patients, is set to face a jury on Jan. 8, 2014. He was released from King County jail earlier this month after serving time for a failure to appear citation. According to documents from King County Superior Court, Summers missed a court date on Sept. 23, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest the same day. Summers was released from jail on Dec. 5 on his own recognizance. Allegations first arose against Summers in 2010, when a former patient alleged Summers touched her breasts during a chiropractic treatment session. Other patients came forward shortly after the first complaint was made public, alleging they were on the receiving end of similar behavior from Summers, including an “intra-vaginal massage” and an allegation that Summers “offered himself as a sexual teaching tool.” If convicted of the charges, Summers would be required to register as a sex offender, according to state law.

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Above, Volunteers Makara Chea (left) and Chuck Ceylan (right) wrap gifts during the Federal Way Police Department’s annual Adopt-a-Family event at Grace Church on Dec. 13. Chea and Ceylan are both employees of Cash America, one of the event’s many sponsors. Left, A parent looks through a bin of various sports balls during the event that hosted 60 families. The Federal Way School District identified those families throughout the district in greatest need. They were then invited to the church and parents had the opportunity to pick out Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers for their children, while their children made them Christmas gifts and played activities. Each family was also sent home with a holiday ham. carrie rodriguez, The Mirror

Seahawks’ shutout wins $35,000 for 12 lucky customers By CASEY OLSON sports@fedwaymirror.com

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Single mom Melissa Pederson selected stuffed animals, gift cards and candy to stuff in her three children’s stockings and put under the Christmas tree. While she moved from table to table, the tune of “Jingle Bells” and other Christmas songs played in the background. But it wasn’t the mall or department store that many parents experience during their annual Christmas shopping. Instead, she was surrounded by 59 other Federal Way families who “shopped” at Grace Church in Federal Way on Friday evening. The Federal Way School District identified those families in greatest need throughout the district. The Federal Way Police Department partnered with the church and held the annual Adopt-AFamily program, providing a Christmas experience for 60 families. This year, the police department was able to double the amount of families they served last year. Pederson, a student at Green River Community [ more GIFT, page 3 ]

It doesn’t seem like there is anything that is going to stop the Seattle Seahawks this season, especially the New York Giants. The Seahawks blew away the Giants Sunday morning, 23-0, at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. The victory moved Seattle to 12-2 and one step closer to clinching home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But Sunday’s shutout by the Seahawks’ defense was just a little

more meaningful to 12 fans who entered a contest at Federal Way’s Jet Chevrolet last week. The car dealership gave away $35,000 each to 12 lucky customers Monday afternoon. Jet Chevrolet had a promotion that if the Seahawks shut out the Giants, 12 people would split $420,000 equally. “Watching the game was definitely nerve-racking,” said Jim Johnson, one of the owners of the dealership on Enchanted Parkway South. “As a Seahawks fan, you want them to

win. And for it to come down to the end to get the shutout, it was pretty incredible.” It looked as if the Giants and Eli Manning were going to score a late, meaningless touchdown in the fourth quarter, therefore nullifying the $420,000 payout. Midway through that final quarter, New York drove the ball to the Seahawks’ 13-yard line, But Manning threw his fifth interception of the game to Earl Thomas in the end zone with 4:17 remaining in the game, preserving the shutout.

“That interception was incredible,” said Johnson, who watched the game at home with his family. “After that, my phone started ringing and it was craziness.” Following the game, Johnson drove to Jet Chevrolet and there were actually people coming into the dealership wanting to sign up for the promotion. “Since it’s happened, the hype has been crazy,” said Johnson, who has given numerous interviews to ESPN and other national organiza[ more SEAHAWKS, page 2 ]


Federal Way Mirror, December 20, 2013