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Federal Way residents will eventually see cleaner water flowing from their faucets. In March, the Tacoma Public Utilities Board voted to build a filtration station on the Green River. Starting in 2014, utility districts must comply with a federal mandate that removes a parasite called cryptosporidium, which causes diarrhea, from all drinking water. The first phase of construction will start in spring 2012, with completion slated for mid-2014. Total cost to build the filtration station is estimated between $180 million and $240 million. Tacoma Water currently relies on an unfiltered water supply, with most of its water coming from the Green River. Filtration is expected to reduce silt and sand in the pipe system along with the byproducts of disinfecting the water, said Chris McMeen, water quality manager for Tacoma Water. Lakehaven Utility District, which serves the Federal Way area, has taken on 11 percent ownership of the project, said general manager Don Perry. The City of Kent and Covington Water District are sharing a similar cost burden. [ more WATER page 2 ]

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Petition seeks term limits for elected leaders Measure could go on Feb. 8 ballot BY JACINDA HOWARD

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Rachel Sandt, of Federal Way, and Dakota, a long-haired Chihuahua, pose after taking first prize for “loudest” dog at Saturday’s K-9 Karnival. Dakota was dressed as a monster for the event. The carnival is held annually at Steel Lake Park. Read more on page 8 in today’s Mirror. JACINDA HOWARD, The Mirror

A petition is in circulation to impose term limits on Federal Way’s city council members and mayor. The petition was started by resident Roy Parke. His effort to adopt term limits for Federal Way’s leaders began in July. More than 900 signatures have been gathered. To be placed on a ballot as a citizen initiative, 6,044 (15 percent) of registered Federal Way voters must sign the petition within a 90-day time frame, city spokeswoman Linda Farmer said. Parke, a truck driver who spends much of his time on the road, has for years expressed the opinion that Federal Way needs fresh

leaders. He was behind the 2009 measure that will allow residents to elect their mayor for the first time this November. Term limits mark the next needed step, he said. “This is what’s better for the City of Federal Way,” Parke said. Term limits will reduce the influence of special interest groups, reduce spending and bureaucracy, permit the people to decide what is best for Federal Way, encourage participation and fresh ideas from citizens, and encourage competitiveness in elections, Parke said. Everything Parke has done is “to make this city, our government, more accountable to the people,” he said. The petition has the potential to noticeably change city government. Neither [ more PETITION page 2 ]

Local ‘lost boy of Sudan’ launches education mission BY KYRA LOW

Jok Nhial’s degree from Gonzaga University is a long way from his early education days of classes under a tree, writing in the dirt. Nhial is one of the roughly 27,000 Lost Boys of Sudan — boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups

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who were displaced or orphaned during the country’s civil war, which began in 1983. The boys survived in large numbers, making epic journeys lasting years across the borders to international relief camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, evading thirst, starvation, wild animals and disease. Nhial’s early days in Southern Sudan were marked with unrest. Sudan was locked in a civil war between the northern and

the southern parts of the country for more than two decades, until a tenuous peace accord in 2005. Tensions still run high in Sudan. As part of the peace accord, the South will vote soon on secession on Jan. 9. Nhial grew up in the height of the war. By age 6, he was separated from his family. He left his home, family and village. His own government was responsible for the devastation. “At that time, if you are a

boy, they will probably kill you if they find you,” Nhial said. Nhial spent several years in refugee camps, many of which were broken up every few months so the government could tell the international community that its citizens were at home, not in refugee camps. To break up the camps, the government would attack, Nhial said. Nhial and others would spend weeks, even a month or more, traveling to

the next camp. “You can go a day without water,” Nhial said. He said he was lucky: In Southern Sudan, there is a lot of vegetation, and they were able to eat leaves to survive. Nhial ended up in a camp in Khartoum, Kenya. Then in 2001, Nhial’s life changed. Along with more than 3,000 other boys, he was given the opportunity to come to the United States. Nhial [ more SUDAN page 7 ]

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Federal Way resident Jok Nhial created a nonprofit program called the Liliir Education Project. The goal is to bring schools to war-torn Southern Sudan. KYRA LOW, The Mirror

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city council members nor the mayor are held to term limits. Parke is proposing limiting the mayor to two, four-year terms. Currently, Federal Way’s mayor is chosen by the council members from within its ranks for a two-year term. The term limits would apply to an elected mayor. Starting after the November election, the mayor position

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will be filled by a person tion. He was elected to the elected by the public to council in 1996, then apserve a three-year term. As pointed again in 2003, folit stands now, there is no lowed by another election limit to how many to the council terms an elected that same year. mayor may serve. He has served Parke proposes continuously three, four-year since 2003; his terms for city term expires in council members. 2011. Mayor Currently, council Linda Kochmar members are electwas elected in ed, or appointed by 1997, and has “I think you’d the city manager served since that in emergencies, to naturally term limit time. Kochmar somebody by simply will resume a four-year terms. not electing them.” city council role Incumbents Mayor Linda Kochmar when an elected mayor takes The majority of office, approxitoday’s city council mately two weeks after the members and mayor have general election results are made decisions on Federal certified. Her term expires Way’s behalf for roughly in 2013. a decade. Council memThe incumbents have ber Mike Park has served discouraged new candidates on the council continuand fresh ideas, Parke said. ously since 1995. His term “We haven’t had change,” expires December 2011. he said. Jeanne Burbidge has held a seat since 1997. Her term Mayor perspective expires in 2013. Jim Ferrell Kochmar doesn’t see was elected in 2003; his the council’s long history term expires 2011. Jack as a bad thing. She said Dovey got his start on the she does not support term council in 1995, when he limits for council members, was appointed to the posiwho serve part time, but has not formed an opinion regarding term limits for an elected mayor, who will

serve full time. Council members dedicate a lot of their time to serving the city. It takes considerable time to reach a point where they are recognized regionally by their peers and able to serve effectively, Kochmar said. “I think you’d naturally term limit somebody by simply not electing them,” she said.

Going to the voters If Parke succeeds in gathering enough signatures, the measure will be placed on the Feb. 8 special election ballot. Each jurisdiction’s cost for the election depends on the number of resolutions placed on the ballot, said Kim van Ekstrom, King County Elections spokeswoman. The Federal Way City Council will pass a resolution to place the measure on the ballot following King County’s verification of the petition’s signatures. The deadline to file resolutions is in late December, van Ekstrom said. Parke said he didn’t realize it would cost the city to position the item on a special ballot: “This is not trying to bring any costs onto the people,” he said.

FW water supply [ WATER from page 1] Lakehaven’s funding comes from rates and connection charges as well as federal and state loans. A bond payment already in place from a previous pipeline construction will finance Lakehaven’s share of the filtration project. Lakehaven customers will likely not see additional rate increases, Perry said. “With my fingers crossed and not having a bid in my hand, there should be no change in the rates the board has voted on for 2011 and 2012,” Perry said. The finished project will result in a more predictable and cleaner water supply with 24/7 access throughout the year. “It’s a way of securing our water supplies for the next 50 years,” said Ron Nowicki, Lakehaven board commissioner.

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September 15, 2010 [3] and provided his address to law enforcement. He was arrested April 28, 2009. Special Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Colasurdo asked for a lengthy Derekye Maurice Bolar, 35, of Federal sentence for Bolar. The attorney noted Way, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District that Bolar had been convicted just two Court to 10 years in prison and five years years earlier of second degree robbery. of supervised release for seven counts He wrote in the sentencing memo of pharmacy robbery, one count of that Bolar’s actions produced an possession of a firearm in further“incredible amount of fear, forever IN OTHER ance of a crime of violence, and changing the lives of his victims.” one count of being a felon in posThe case was investigated by session of a firearm. the Seattle Police Department, Bolar is suspected in 15 pharmawith the assistance of the police in cy robberies between March of 2008 Bellevue, Renton, Kirkland, Lynnwood, and April 2009. The robberies occurred Puyallup and Portland. along the Interstate 5 corridor, From Portland, Ore., to Lynnwood, Wash. According to records filed in the case, Bolar was A 60-year-old Federal Way man died linked to armed and unarmed robberies Sept. 11 from injuries suffered when his of a number of pharmacies in Seattle, motorcycle collided with a car Sept. 10 Puyallup, Kirkland, Bellevue, Renton and Lynnwood. In each case, Bolar demanded along southbound Interstate 5 near South 200th Street, just northwest of Kent. and stole large amounts of Oxycontin, a Michael P. Donahue died at about 2 narcotic pain medication. During some a.m. Sept. 11 at Harborview Medical of the robberies, Bolar entered the store, Center in Seattle, according to a Washingpointed a gun at the pharmacist, and ton State Patrol media release. Donahue demanded all the Oxycontin in the safe was driving a 2007 Yamaha XVS650 when containing narcotics. At sentencing, Chief U.S. District Judge he reportedly changed lanes and collided Robert S. Lasnik said these robberies were with the car at about 2:19 p.m. Sept. 10. Paramedics transported Donahue to the “severely traumatic events for the people hospital. A 35-year-old Seattle man, the in the store.” In Bolar’s latest robbery, in driver of a 1985 Buick LeSabre, was uninBellevue, the use of a tracking device in jured. Drugs or alcohol were not involved the narcotics allowed law enforcement to in the accident, according to the State locate the suspect. Bolar fled the getaway Patrol. The accident caused a 6.5-mile car, avoiding arrest. In late April, his backup along southbound I-5. Four right picture was later shown on Washington’s lanes were closed for more than an hour. Most Wanted. A viewer recognized Bolar


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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Child welfare: At 6:38 p.m. Sept. 3 at an undisclosed location on South 312th Street, police were dispatched to investigate a case where a 6-month-old baby was admitted to the hospital for two fractures to the back of its skull. Doctors and the mother were interviewed. The investigation is ongoing. Police did not find reason to remove the child from his or her home. • Hit and run: At 6:51 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 34000 block of Hoyt Road Southwest, a suspect’s vehicle struck a vehicle stopped at a light. The suspect tried to flee the scene when the victim’s vehicle struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

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• Burglary: At 3:44 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 36400 block of 6th Avenue Southwest, a victim reported that his or her garage was burglarized. Items valued at $1,900 were taken. • Theft: At 9:31 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 1900 block of Southwest 321st Lane, an unknown suspect entered a model apartment and stole pillows valued at $75 from a bed. • Seeing things: At 7:39 p.m. Sept. 4 in the 2500 block of South 286th Place, a complainant called 911 to report he or she was having negative reactions to hallucinogenic mushrooms. Police ran the complainant’s name and found he or she had a warrant. The person was booked into jail. • Malicious mischief: At 7:37 a.m. Sept. 4 in the 1800 block of Southwest 331st Place, a victim reported that an unknown suspect

left plastic cups all over the victim’s lawn and smeared feces all over the victim’s house. • Shots fired: At 1:48 a.m. Sept. 4 in the 200 block of Southwest 305th Street, police responded to shots fired. A suspect was contacted and the person admitted to possessing the stolen firearm found on location. An arrest was made. • Slashed tires: At 8:04 a.m. Sept. 5 in the 28600 block of Military Road South, a victim reported four slashed vehicle tires. • Bomb threat: At 6:13 p.m. Sept. 6 at 1207 S. 320th St., a business received a bomb threat via telephone. • Broken window: At 2:40 p.m. Sept. 6 in the 28700 block of 13th Avenue South, an unknown subject shot BBs at a window, breaking it.

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Openly perched on a chair in my garage while trying to clear out the clutter, a finger-pointing inner voice disgustedly berated me for the abundant accumulation. Excuses for this predicament bubbled defensively out of my mind: “We’re busy, no time to deal with it” and the ultimate cop out, “everyone has stuff !” However, the miscellaneous junk has taken over prime real estate, which fueled my resolve to purge. My goal was recycle and reuse, not fill up a landfill. In that frame of mind, I wasn’t mentally prepared to discuss a social dilemma worthy of Ayn Rand’s commentary. But soon, it was staring me in the face. A falsely cheerful “Helloooo!” called out to me somewhere by the front door of the house. Quickly, I assessed whether it was a friend or solicitor. The latter I could ignore because I was too busy to stop my undertaking. Besides, it was clear to the world that I had enough without buying one thing more from anyone. Desperately trapped, I paradoxically hoped the stranger hadn’t noticed the boxes covering the driveway, which indicated inhabitance. Unfortunately, this person, a solicitor I gleaned from his persistence, was heading undeterred over to me. My inner security shields immediately came up, coupled with acute wariness apparent in my body language. The twentysomething man tried to set me at ease by smiling, making eye contact, and projecting good will in a seemingly non-threatening way. He was pedaling magazines of course, but that fact was not something he wanted to get at right away. He spent a large amount of time trying to manipulate my acceptance of society’s obligation to help inner city kids in Mississippi or Louisiana who don’t have the advantages that my kids supposedly do. This would be achieved by buying magazines from him. If only all the world’s problems could be solved so easily. He was trying his hardest to sell his ideas and magazines. I refused to be bullied into spending money I wasn’t convinced would get to where it supposedly needed to go. I began turning the conversation around. I started by acknowledging how difficult it must be to sell magazines door to door anywhere, not just in Federal Way. He then relayed an ugly encounter in the Twin Lakes neighborhood that made me cringe. I apologized internally for the homeowner’s possible prejudicial, rude behavior, and explained to him that when he puts himself [ more HALLAHAN page 5 ]

Firearms escalate domestic violence As reported in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, having a gun in the home makes it three times more likely that you or someone you care about will be murdered by a family member or intimate partner. Another study published in the Journal of Family Psychology shows a higher likelihood for children to experience behavior problems once they have witnessed firearm-related domestic violence. One East Coast state, however, did consider enacting legislation that would make it easier for domestic violence vic-

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Mayor election: How will it end? The preliminaries are over, and either State Rep. Skip Priest or City Councilman Jim Ferrell will be the first full-time separately elected mayor of Federal Way. The candidates will now focus their attention on each other while trying to convince the public they are the best choice. Priest came out of the primary leading by about 8 percent, and given the likely redistribution of voters who cast ballots for eliminated candidates City Councilman Mike Park and Mayor Linda Kochmar, he will remain the front-runner. While 8 percent is a comfortable margin, it is also one that can be overcome. But what did we learn about where each candidate wants to lead us and what their positions are on the issues confronting our community? Frankly, we didn’t learn a lot. Both candidates favor a safe city with good police protection. They also favor improved economic developement, good roads, a vibrant downtown and good parks. They also oppose tax increases. It’s pretty hard to find fault with any of those ideas. But how will the election unfold, and what should you watch for and expect? As the front-runner, Priest’s campaign strategy likely involves talking about his many years of service to the community as a city council member, mayor and state representative, along with his involvement in civic organizations. He will go to debates, continue to doorbell and send out mailers highlighting his accomplish-

ments over the years. He will try and stay above the fray. It is to his advantage to avoid both controversy and too many policy specifics, if he can. If he comes out with too many hard positions, he provides special interest groups and Ferrell with opportunities to raise doubts about his leadership. But he also needs to be careful not to try and play it too safe, or the media will get critical of the lack of details. Priest rarely mentions his election opponents, let alone attack them. But that could get difficult to maintain. Ferrell has a completely different challenge in front of him. He will talk about his resume and his accomplishments and why he wants a safe community for children and families. But he has to make up ground. He is behind, and unless he wants to stay that way, he has no choice but to try and draw very distinct differences between himself and Priest. The less controversy there is, the more the race favors Priest. The more doubt Ferrell can create about Priest, the better chance Ferrell has of winning. Since they are both active Republicans, have a lot of the same friends and Ferrell will be involved in city government next year, win or lose, it is a risky strategy for the long term. But Ferrell doesn’t have many options. Ferrell fired a warning shot right after the primary election. He said Priest represented the “establishment” and “if you were happy with [ more ROEGNER page 5] Bob Roegner

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To submit an item or photo for publication in The Mirror: email; mail attn Letters, Federal Way Mirror, 1414 S. 324th St., Suite B-210, Federal Way, WA 98003; fax (253) 925-5750. Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. tims to obtain firearms — only to face denunciation from domestic violence victim advocacy groups that instead support stronger legislation against gun ownership for abusers and from various police agencies that were not eager to have more weapons being introduced into volatile situations that often require police intervention. The position in a Sept. 11 Federal Way Mirror column by Mark Knapp — that since laws designed to reduce the frequency and severity of domestic violence crimes don’t always work, and that potential crime victims should

be trained in the use of firearms (and encouraged to get firearms by government attorneys) so that these potential victims can enact vigilante justice — is sending the wrong message to our community. This is not an issue of the proper exercise of a Second Amendment right. This is an issue of the responsible exercise of a Second Amendment right. Study after study shows introducing more firearms (by a perpetrator or a victim) into a domestic violence situation normally results in an escalation of that violence.

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Mayor race’s politics As voters, we have a responsibility to find out all we can about the candidates running for Federal Way’s first real mayor. Please do not vote on name recognition only. First, consider this fact: The group that tried to stop last year’s Vote Yes campaign (and lost) did so with the argument that Federal Way is just fine the way it is. Skip Priest was on the board of the Vote No group. Now he comes to us with the news that it is a critical time for Federal Way and it needs

his services. he saying that under the council-manager form of government, nothing was accomplished the past 20 years? Do we now need the political savvy of Mr. Priest? The same Mr. Priest who was once on the council and served as pseudo-mayor for a spell? Regarding that political savvy: This is not a partisan position. It is a position about the people and the future of Federal Way. Priest is a politician. Jim Ferrell is a public servant. What that means to the voter is this: Priest is coming from a position where he has represented his political party. He has voted along party lines. Why would we think he should or would come [ more LETTERS page 6 ]

September 15, 2010 [5] [ HALLAHAN from p. 4] into situations where people feel violated by door-todoor sales, there will be slamming rejection. He’s making the choice to sell; I’m making the choice to uphold the American right to say “No thanks.” His resolve began to falter, and the reality seeped out in bits and pieces. I suspected his story was incomplete and debatable, but he admitted to being a convicted felon. He insinuated that most business owners won’t hire people like him, and his options decrease to neighborhood sales. I asked him if he used Federal Way’s Multi-Service Center, or the Tacoma Nativity House. He claimed not to have heard of either one. He’d rather sleep on the street than take charity, and he’d prefer to not eat if he had to stand in a line with those people. Besides, his personal items allegedly get stolen in the confinement of the shelters. Slowly, I saw through his proud facade while I tried to imagine his freedom in living without the trappings of the typical American dream: A home and family with responsibilities. I resolved to learn the facts about what exactly the City of Federal Way offers in terms of helping families in need, as well as single homeless men, by reading the 2006-2010 Housing and Human Services Consolidated Plan on Federal Way’s website. In the meantime, I gave the guy credit for trying to earn a living, which prompted his indignantly negative opinion toward panhandlers. Here, in a nutshell, is the social dilemma I discovered while innocently sorting old toys: Standing on a corner begging for entitled handouts is viewed contemptuously, but so is a young adult walking around neighborhoods selling magazines no one seems to want. The truth is that we’re afraid of being scammed. Both situations make us feel uncomfortable, and the only difference is the quick mobility our cars provide as we keep driving. It’s harder to ignore the person when confronted in the comfort of our own home — or open garage. My mothering instincts preach that life always leads back to our choices and that bad decisions often leave lasting consequences. I just wonder how long someone has to pay for their mistakes. Once again I think, “There but for the grace of God go I.” Federal Way resident Jan Hallahan:

[ ROEGNER from p. 4] how things are, then he (Ferrell) wasn’t your candidate.” It was a little off the mark because Priest hasn’t been in city government for many years, and Ferrell serves on the current council. But by targeting Priest as the “incumbent,” Ferrell was appealing to the current perception that voters are frustrat-

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“polite political structure.” Priest will try and avoid getting drawn into this type of campaign as it works to Ferrell’s advantage. However, he can’t let every allegation go without response and will need to pick and choose which issues he will respond to. This should be an interesting and energetic campaign. There will be several opportunities to see and

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back now and represent us all? What does his voting record say about which people he will represent? It’s a fair question, isn’t it? You can find out. The online site is: id=26078. The perception of Priest as being the most qualified is flawed. He represents the status quo. Isn’t that what needs to change? The voters thought so when they voted to change our form of city government. Jim Ferrell has taken a stance against what has not worked. Ferrell won’t stay the course if the course is wrong or isn’t working. Ferrell is a public servant. Priest is a politician. Think about it. Vote for true change. Vote for Jim Ferrell for mayor of Federal Way.

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FALL CANDIDATE DEBATES: A debate between Federal Way mayor candidates Skip Priest and Jim Ferrell is slated for 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave. S. For the three Legislature races, a debate will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Federal Way High School. This debate features position 1 candidates Shawn Sullivan and Mark Miloscia, position 2 candidates Katrina Asay and Carol Gregory, and State Senate candidates Tracey Eide and Tony Moore. A debate between District 9 Congressman Adam Smith and challenger Dick Muri is slated for 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the school. Info:


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Sudanese refugee launches nonprofit [ SUDAN from page 1] came to Tacoma, along with his brother, whom he had found in a refugee camp, and they were put in the foster care system. He arrived on April 3, and faced a difficult adjustment period. True, life was easier, but back in Sudan things were familiar — the language, the food, the people. Here, things were very different. “The most difficult was in high school, being with people who only spoke English,” Nhial said. The people were different, too. Nhial got lost the first time he rode a bus. He tried asking for help but eventually stopped — no one wanted to answer. “At first you think Americans are mean,” Nhial said. “Then you realize that isn’t the case, it’s just the ‘don’t talk to strangers.’” Nhial made his way, graduating from Tacoma’s Foss High School in 2004, then from Gonzaga Univer-

sity in 2008. After graduation, he first moved back with his American family, then moved with a friend from back home to Federal Way. It was in Federal Way that he began his work on the Liliir Education Project.

Liliir project Nhial knows that it is through education that the people of Sudan can create a better life for themselves. So Nhial created a nonprofit program called the Liliir Education Project. The nonprofit has its roots in a community service project he created while at Gonzaga, as his legacy project, where he raised money to send school supplies to his hometown, Alian. The goal is to bring schools to the region. Where Nhial was born, schools are just a cleared area under a tree, and only for first through eighth grades. Once students finish eighth grade, Nhial said, their options are to

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“If we do that, they will do good things for their family,” he said. To put a student through four years of university in Sudan, it will cost $15,000 including tuition, books and living expenses, he said. “It’s expensive, but compared to what I paid for Gonzaga?” Nhial said. As part of the scholarship, the students agree to go back home and teach for two years. Currently, most teachers aren’t even high school graduates themselves.

Get involved The Liliir Education Project is still in the early stages. Nhial is looking for donations as well as more volunteers. To learn more, visit www.liliireducation

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K-9 Karnival: Dogs lap up ice cream, get socialized BY JACINDA HOWARD

Four-legged friends and their devoted owners came to Steel Lake Park on Saturday for the city’s K-9 Karnival. The event has brought people and their pets to the park for nine consecutive years. This year’s carnival featured dog competitions,

a bone hunt, doggie crafts, a dog show, an ice cream eating contest and other entertainment. Roughly 67 dogs and owners participated in this year’s event. Participation was down slightly due to predicted bad weather and the economy, said Leah Fraine, cultural events and arts coordinator. The carnival did not

disappoint. Competitions for the best dressed dog and the loudest canine were popular. The ice cream eating contest was also a pleaser. “The Lap it Up ice cream contest is always a favorite,” Fraine said. Fern Haynes, of Graham, and her Akita, Dan, won in the “best dressed” category. Both wore wild rainbow-

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colored wigs, colorful jumpsuits and a large red nose. Dan seemed not to notice his smile-worthy outfit. Haynes said she and Dan, who is a registered therapy dog, have participated in the event for about two years. Dakota, a long-haired Chihuahua, won the “loudest” dog competition. Tipping her head back, she howled after being prompted by owner Rachel Sandt of Federal Way. Dakota was a fierce competitor for best dressed as well. She sported a monster costume and a lobster costume, both complete with tiny blue canvas shoes and a pair of goggles. Sandt has taken Dakota to several canine festivals to help socialize her, she said. The dog has health problems and wears the goggles to help her eyesight. She was trained to wear the shoes so she can accompany her owners when they go hiking. A Schnoodle named

Emma, and owner Ivanca Frerichs of Black Diamond, were close contenders in the ice cream eating contest. Though Emma licked her doggie-safe ice cream at a hasty speed, a slightly larger puppy was able to lap up the dessert faster. The competition required owners and their dogs to each finish separate cups of ice cream before other competitors. Frerichs said she attended the event last year as well, and sees it as an opportunity to socialize her dog. “It’s fun to see all the different dogs,” Frerichs said. The event was sponsored by several local businesses offering pet services. Attendees were able to wander from booth to booth to learn more about veterinarian services, doggie day care options and pet licensing, among other things. The fee charged to participate in the K-9 Karnival is used to offset the cost to put

Fern Haynes, of Graham, and Dan, an Akita, competed in the “best dressed” competition at Saturday’s K-9 Karnival. The carnival is an annual event held at Steel Lake Park. See more photos online at JACINDA HOWARD, The Mirror

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Fall sports preview: Girls soccer kicks off All four Federal Way teams have aspirations at playing deep into the playoffs; Beamer returns plenty By CASEY OLSON

Beamer Titans Coach: Joel Lindberg (second season) Last year’s record: 13-4-3 Strong returners: Sr. Avery Salisbury, D; Sr. Katya Bixenman, D; Sr. Tiarra Fentress, CM; Jr. Sydney Rogalia, D; Jr. Breanna Straus, MF; Jr. Jasmine Brilliante, MF; Jr. Meghan Graf, GK; Soph. Jenna Floyd, F. Top newcomers: Fr. Megan Anderson, F; Soph. Jenny Hoefel, F/MF. Team strengths: Speed and good possession. Team weaknesses: Lack of experience in the offense. What will make the team successful?: “We have some players who haven’t been in leadership roles on the team in years past, but need to step up and fill those roles,” Lindberg said. “We have the ability to be great this year but we won’t be able to rely on a few players to lead the way. The whole team will need to step up.”

boys and girls club enrolling for fall season soccer The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is currently enrolling youth for the 2010 Fall Season Soccer League. Fall Season Soccer is a program for Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. The teams will be co-ed and formed from local elementary and middle schools, area and grade. The season runs from Sept. 27 to Nov. 20. Games are played in the surrounding Federal Way area schools on Saturdays only. The Kindergarten Clinic will run on Saturdays only from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 9 through Nov. 13. The deadline for early registration is Sept. 24. Late registration will be accepted on a space-available basis and charged an additional $5. The program costs $60 for first through sixth grade and $55 for the Kindergarten clinic (plus $20 annual Club membership fee). For more information, contact Dolan Holt, Athletic Director at the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club, at (253) 681.6514 or email

Sports contact: Casey Olson or (253) 925-5565

Federal Way Eagles Coach: Lynde Clarke (first season) Last year’s record: 7-6-3 Strong returners: Sr. Haley Ward, F/ MF; Jr. Madison Campbell, D; Jr. Jessica Evenson, MF/D; Jr. Tanisha McGruder, D; Soph. Sarah Shimer, GK; Soph. Bianca Arizpe, MF. Top newcomers: Fr. Sydney Slagg, F; Fr. Jenessa Tang, MF; Fr. Chandler Mader, D. Team strengths: “My back line, the middle and my forwards are the core of the team,” Clarke said. Team weaknesses: Youth

Jefferson Raiders Coach: Jerrod Fleury (second year) Last year’s record: 5-8-3

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Strong returners: Jr. Lindsey Dahl, F; Sr. Nicollette Carnahan, D; Jr. Cassandra Carroll, F.

Coach: Christy Overby (fifth season)

Top newcomer: Fr. Kendra Wallace, GK.

Last year’s record: 10-2-4

Team strength: Experience. The Raiders return 10 players who competed on the varsity team last season.

Strong returners: Sr. Kayla Lipston, GK; Jr. Ashley Graves, F/D; Jr. Abby McFaul, F/MF; Sr. Jen Kanesta, D/MF. Top newcomers: Fr. Sierra Shugarts; Fr. Taylor Meadows; Fr. Maggie Hale.

Federal Way senior Haley Ward returns as one of the Eagles’ leading scorers. Federal Way is playing its first season under head coach Lynde Clarke in the South Puget Sound League South Division. file photo

What will make the team successful?: “The girls’ commitment to each other and determination to become their best has created the ideal team atmosphere,” Overby said.

Team strengths: “Unity and drive,” Overby said. Team weaknesses: “Need to play more games,” Overby said.

Team weakness: Learning a new system What will make the team successful?: “Do not understand at what level they need to play in order to compete in the SPSL North,” Fleury said. “If they can learn to play at a higher level, we have the talent to compete for a playoff spot.”

Football: Raiders, Beamer swimming starts Eagles, Titans and season with win over A-R Gators all lose big By CASEY OLSON


The Thomas Jefferson Raiders got a big taste of one of the better teams in the South Puget Sound League North Division Thursday night. The Kentwood Conquerors spoiled the early-season optimism at TJ with a dominating 61-8 win at French Field. The Raiders (1-1) were coming off an impressive 21-7 win over Tahoma in the first week of the SPSL North season. It was TJ’s first-ever win over the Bears. But Kentwood’s dominance over the Raiders Keegan Giles continued. Thursday’s victory was the Conquerors’ 15th straight over Jefferson. Kentwood (2-0) has outscored its first two opponents 97-0 during the first half and 130-8 overall. The second [ more football page 11 ]

The Todd Beamer Titans girls swim team started their season in impressive fashion with a 122-59 thrashing of Auburn Riverside in a South Puget Sound League Central Division dual meet Thursday. The Titans got a pair of prep sports state-qualifying swims from senior All-American Rachel Kim. Kim won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.30 and the 100 butterfly in 59.34. Kim is back this season after earning “Ironwoman” honors as a junior, which means she swam state-qualifying times in all nine individual swimming events. Beamer also got a pair of wins from Katie Kramer in the 50 free (28.28) and 100 free (1:04.42). The Titans also got wins from Estelle Kim in the 200 free


(2:14.00), Liz Wiley in diving, Annalise Miller in the 500 free and Ryann Probstfield in the 100 breaststroke. Beamer also won all three relay races over Auburn Riverside. “Our depth is good for girls that can swim all strokes and distances,” said head coach Malcolm Neely. “Team leaders need to set good examples to follow in practices and meets and all teammates need to place the Rachel Kim team as a high priority while managing time for schoolwork, rest and nutrition.” The Curtis Vikings won the battle between two of the best teams in the SPSL Thursday when they beat Jefferson, 95-89. The Raiders got a pair of state-qualifying times from Amber Cratsenberg [ more wrap up page 12 ]

September 15, 2010 [11] [ FOOTBALL from page 10 ] half Thursday was played with a running clock after the Conks took a 42-0 lead after the second quarter. In total, Kentwood scored five touchdowns on plays longer than 30 yards. Jefferson quarterback K.W. Williams, who had a solid game last week against Tahoma with both his arm and legs, managed just 37 yards of total offense. Keegan Giles scored the team’s lone touchdown on a 49yard run in the fourth quarter. Giles ended up with 164 yards on the ground, which is his second game this year with over 100 yards. The Raiders have another tough SPSL North game Friday night when they host the top-ranked Auburn Trojans at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Auburn

beat Mount Rainier last week, 66-0.


The Eagles fell to 0-2 in the SPSL South Division with a loss to the Puyallup Vikings Thursday night at Sparks Stadium. Federal Way couldn’t contain Viking quarterback Erin Barber. The senior finished with six touchdown passes during the 46-17 win. The six TD passes gave Barber an amazing 13 for the season. He had seven during Puyallup’s week one win. But the Eagles had their chances Thursday. Federal Way bolted out to a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter thanks to a 5-yard touchdown run by DJ May

and a 21-yard field goal from Koby Craig. However, Barber guided the Vikings on four unanswered touchdown drives to give Puyallup a 32-10 lead entering the fourth quarter. Barber finished 21 of 40 for 283 yards. Federal Way’s lone second-half score came on an 8-yard run by May. May finished with 92 yards of offense. Eagles quarterback Nick Tanielu had a solid night, completing 16 of 33 passes for 189 yards. Michael Tate caught nine of those passes for 100 yards. Things don’t get any easier for the Eagles. Federal Way will host the No. 2-ranked Curtis Vikings Thursday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Curtis (2-0) dominated Spanaway Lake Friday

night, 60-7.


The Todd Beamer Titans football team didn’t have any answers for the Bethel Braves Friday night. The Braves steamrolled the Titans at Art Crate Stadium, 43-12. The win came a week after Bethel opened the season with a 39-21 loss to Permian (Texas) High School last week at 20,000seat Ratliff Stadium in West Texas. Beamer was coming off an impressive win over Emerald Ridge in their opener. But it was all Bethel Friday. The Braves rolled out to a 36-0 lead before the Titans scored their first point. Beamer fumbled the ball three times during the

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The Federal Way Lightning ‘97 Shires girls soccer team finished up in second place at the Lighthouse Tournament in Northeast Tacoma last month. The under-13 team played five games at the tournament and scored 19 goals and allowed one. The Lightning lost in the championship to a team from Fife/Milton/Edgewood, 1-0, in overtime. The team includes (back row, from left to right) Travis Hurn, Arturo Whirt, Charlie Puglisi III and Tom Shires; (middle row) Payten Hurn, Rachel Wolf, Tessa Arens, Noelle Stuckel, Mylee Jeffers, Sera Kinyanjui and Sharon Butler; (bottom row) Hannah Coburn, Emily Shires, Trinity Nelson, Soledad Whirt, Tori Roberts, Paris Puglisi, Jami Parsons, Kylie Miller and Sophia Bell.


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first quarter, but Bethel only led 15-0 at halftime. The Braves, however, scored three touchdowns to put the game away in the third quarter. Beamer wide receiver Dominique Maxie scored both of the Titans’ touchdowns. He ran for a 5-yard score in the third quarter and caught a 13-yard pass from quarterback T.J. Esekielu late in the fourth quarter. The Titans travel to Auburn Saturday night to play a non-league game against Auburn Riverside. Beamer beat the Ravens a season ago to snap the school’s 20game losing streak.


The Gators (0-2) lost the non-league shootout to the Bremerton Knights Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Bremerton. The loss drops Decatur to 0-2 as a Class 3A school. Things actually looked

solid for the Gators to get their first win Friday. Decatur led 21-7 at halftime after taking advantage of four Bremerton turnovers in the first half. After Bremerton took a 7-0 lead, the Gators got short touchdown runs from Abraham FerrellLogan and Ramere Rollins. Rollins finished the game with 24 carries for 104 yards. Mike Klavuhn also caught a 14-yard TD pass from Ferrell-Logan. But it was all Bremerton in the second half. The Knights scored six unanswered touchdowns to take a 47-21 lead. Decatur added two fourth-quarter scores on a Curtis Lenard 16-yard run and a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lenard to John Peters. Knights running back Kyle Kennedy finished with 231 yards on the ground and three touchdown runs of 47 yards or longer. The Gators host Yelm Saturday night.




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Participants in the sack races held during a family-friendly evening Sept. 3 at Grace Church on Dash Point. About 300 parents and students attended.

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Many people spend the Friday evening of the threeday Labor Day weekend leaving town or planning fun for the last few official days of the summer break. On Sept. 3, a threeway partnership helped the students of Adelaide Elementary School start the weekend a little differently. The staff, PTA, and volunteers from Grace Church (on Dash Point) enjoyed a family friendly evening. Festivities started with dinner for the estimated 300 students and parents in attendance. Kids, moms, dads, brothers and sisters enjoyed barbecued hot dogs, chips and drinks on the lawn behind the classrooms. Since the weather cooperated beautifully, after dinner the kids enjoyed games, including the traditional sack and relay races, crafts, chalk art, and a watermelon-eating contest. The three-way partnership between church,

[ WRAP UP from page 10 ] in the 200 free (1:59.46) and the 100 free (55.01). Cratsenberg won state titles in the 50 and 100 free last season. Jefferson also got two individual wins from Savannah Coe in the 100 butterfly (1:03.62) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.51).


The Thomas Jefferson Raiders remained unbeaten in the SPSL Central Division with a 5-0 win over Curtis Thursday. The Raiders got singles’ wins from Brandyn Gomez at No. 1, 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, and James Lee, 6-1, 6-2. Jefferson also got wins from Makoa and Kainoa Rosa at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, Alex Lee and Richard Ban at No. 2, 7-6, 6-4, and Vivek Ramanugan and Tyler Hamashima at No. 3, 6-2, 6-0. Federal Way and Beamer were both beaten Thursday in SPSL Central matches. The Eagles lost to Auburn, 3-2, and Auburn Riverside beat the Titans, 4-1. Federal Way’s wins came from Mitch Stewart at No. 1, 6-0, 6-0, and Alex Lewis at No. 2, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.


Jefferson squeaked by Federal Way Thursday at Riverbend, 68-58. Oakley Murphy earned medalist


school parents and staff helped “engage families and community,” said principal Ann Gray. “The support and sense of community is incredible, and we can’t do it alone.” The event was turn-key. When Ms. Gray asked what she could do to help, she said the volunteers replied, “nothing.” The set-up, dinner and preparations were already well in hand. PTA president Angel Cowen, her husband, Doug, and daughter Riley were manning one of two popcorn-making stands. Her favorite part of the eve-

honors by firing a 39 for the Raiders. AJ Seo followed with a 41 for TJ and Sam Potts led Federal Way with a 43. Decatur picked up its first-ever SPSL 3A win Thursday over Lakes at Oakbrook, 67-57. The Gators used solid rounds from freshman Carston Olufson (40), Jesper Foy (41) and Lloyd Braun (42). Beamer won a lowscoring battle over Auburn Thursday, 37-32, at Sumner Meadows. Beamer’s Nate Smith fired the low round of the day with a 45, Matt Martinez shot a 46 and Geoff Hadfield shot a 50.


The Thomas Jefferson Raiders continued to impress in the early season with a 68-44 win over Federal Way Thursday at Northshore. Alexus Song earned medalist honors with a 5-over par, 42, and Federal Way’s Emily Victor finished with a 44. Jefferson’s Sarah Uyu followed with a 49 and Johanna Moore shot a 53.


The Decatur Gators lost a five-set heartbreaker Thursday night to Lindbergh in a non-league match, 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 24-26, 15-13. The Gators got a huge night

ning was “the teamwork.” Parents appreciate having fun with their kids in a safe, protected environment. After the games, everyone donned light jackets and sat together on the grass to munch on popcorn and watch “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” on three blowup screens. The entire event was free to parents, students and the school. The Grace Church members’ contributions helped cover the cost of supplies and food. Fifth-grade students Amy and Melanie came with

Melanie’s family to enjoy the evening. While munching on hot dogs, they said they came because it was a “family thing.” Event organizers, Pastor Jon and Wendy McIntosh, conclude: “We’re here to serve the community and its needs. Our church family believes this is part of our mission. Adelaide is closest to our church campus, and we’ve had a relationship with them for several years. This was something we wanted to do for the students and their families.”

from Alisia Wilson, who finished with 14 kills and four aces. Christina Sessoms added four aces and Audri Mooth finished with six aces for Decatur.

at the very competitive Capital Invite in Olympia Saturday. Jefferson’s Chase Braxmeyer finished third in the senior boys race in a time of 12:14. On the girls’ side, Brianna Calveri ended up sixth in the senior race in 15:02.


The Thomas Jefferson Raiders had a solid day

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