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Man robs Issaquah bank at gunpoint

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

Issaquah KeyBank robbery suspect

Police said a man robbed a KeyBank branch along a bustling Issaquah street March 24, and then escaped. Police said the man showed a bank employee a gun and passed the employee a note demanding money at about 10:51 a.m.

Officers responded to the bank at 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd. moments later, but could not locate the suspect. The employee described the man to police as a white man in his 30s, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighing 200 pounds. Police said he wore a beige hooded coat, jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap, and carried a motorcycle

helmet. The suspect used dark clothing to conceal the lower portion of his face during the robbery. Police said he then fled eastbound from the bank. The case remains under investigation by the Issaquah Police Department and the FBI. The last bank robbery to occur in Issaquah unfolded at the same

KeyBank branch. In October, a thief robbed the bank and fled. FBI agents arrested the suspect, a former Snoqualmie resident connected to other thefts in the area, days after the robbery. Investigators said the suspect, Christopher Isaac Titian, approached a bank employee, handed the employee a demand note and then fled.

WHAT TO KNOW Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Call 1-800-222-TIPS toll free.

City Council to decide plastic bag ban By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


The proposal to ban plastic bags from Issaquah stores reaches the City Council for a public discussion April 2. The city could join Bellingham, Edmonds, Mukilteo and Seattle to ban plastic bags at local retailers — a step designed to limit garbage headed for the King County landfill and reduce pollution in Puget Sound. Issaquah council members could decide to vote on the measure or continue the discussion at a later meeting. “The goal isn’t just to get everyone to switch from plastic to paper, it’s to get people to switch from bags that you use once to bags that you reuse,” Councilman Mark Mullet said. In addition to limiting most plastic bags, the legislation requires retail stores to collect 5 cents for each paper bag provided to customers. The fee is meant to help retailers offset the cost. Under the proposal, plastic bags remain allowable for bakery items, bulk foods, meat, produce, dry cleaning, newspapers, small hardware items and takeout foods. In addition, the measure exempts food banks, state and federal financial assistance program recipients,

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and services for low-income earners from the 5-cent fee. If city leaders adopt the ordinance, the legislation calls for the rules to go into effect nine months later. Businesses could apply for temporary waivers during the startup period. The city plans to provide reusable bags to low-income households if the measure is enacted. Mullet said the qualification for bags from the city should be similar to the rules for food stamps. The city is also considering a reusable bag distribution event to generate awareness if the ordinance passes. Council Utilities, Technology & Environment Committee members See BAGS, Page A6


So, you think you can dance? Isabelle Weidman, 3, enjoys being a performer with the Thursday Teeny Emeralds, as the little dancers put on a routine to the tune ‘Baby Beluga’ March 23 at the Emerald City Dance Winter 2012 Recital. See a slideshow of the event at

Salmon Days promises ‘thrills’ in festival theme By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Salmon Days Festival organizers dipped into local history to craft the 2012 festival theme — “Thrills & Gills,” a hat tip to the Issaquah Rodeo from a century ago. The logo sports a cowboy astride a leaping — or bucking — salmon. Organizers said the theme is

meant to reflect the excitement of salmon returning to Issaquah Creek to spawn each autumn. In the early 1900s, long before Salmon Days, a Fourth of July celebration and a rodeo at modern-day Veterans’ Memorial Field served as the main attractions in the coalmining and farming community. By 1910, the celebration shifted from Independence Day to

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Labor Day. In 1970, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presented the inaugural Salmon Days Festival as part of Labor Day festivities. Salmon Days is due to return for a 43rd season Oct. 6-7. The festival in October 2011 lured more than 150,000 people to downtown Issaquah and the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Salmon Days unfolded under the theme “Wild Things!” — a riff on the classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.” Like she has for the past 18 festivals, Issaquah designer Robin Dale Spicer created the Salmon Days logo and theme. Organizers announced the 2012 theme at a chamber function March 20. Salmon Days is a major fundraiser for nonprofit service groups and organizations, as well as the chamber of commerce. The festival is also a perennial honoree among Evergreen State and international celebrations. The iconic festival earned 11 See THEME, Page A6

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From the beginning of the discussions over the upcoming school bond issue, Issaquah School District officials have admitted funding for millions in improvements to athletic fields in the district might be a hard sell to voters. “We’re not doing anything outlandish,” said Steve Crawford, district director of capital improvements. Crawford made the comment in September, answering questions from the school board prior to its vote to place the bond issue on the ballot. At the same meeting, board members talked about issues of equity, saying they couldn’t appear to be playing favorites among the schools if they expected the bond to pass. One chief example held up was the plan to renovate the stadium at Skyline High School. The revamping will put the school on equal footing with other high schools in the district, said board member Chad Magendanz, who has since


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“We’re going to say the word ‘poop’ a lot today.”

— Lansia Gipson Tour guide and instructor talking to Clark Elementary School students prior to a recent tour at the Brightwater treatment plant, inviting them to look at their neighbors and say “poop” so they could get the giggles out of their system. (See story on Page B1.)

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The blueprint for Skyline Under the plan that eventually won approval from the board, Skyline’s stadium would receive the most attention, at least in terms of dollars, getting a $6.4 million makeover. “The problems we have are capacity and safety,” Ryan Gilbert, Skyline athletic director, said. With safety in mind, except for a few top rows, officials removed all of the seats from the student section of the home side of the stadium. Those seats were loose, rusty and a hazard, according to Gilbert and others. Space is also an issue. While Skyline’s Spartans seem a fixture in the state football playoffs, they can’t host a playoff game without renting extra bleachers to meet state athletic association space requirements. But the extra stands are usually set up for weekly games, as well, Gilbert said. All in all, the school spent about $12,000 last year to rent bleachers, he added. Currently, Skyline stadium seats 1,956, with 1,223 seats on the home-side bleachers. Skyline’s is



the only high school stadium in the district with uncovered homeside stands. Under the renovation plans, home-side seating would grow to 2,500 and would be covered. One other space problem at Skyline involves restrooms. The school regularly rents portable units, Gilbert continued. Besides the added seating, Skyline also would receive additional restrooms, a new press box, added concession space and weatherproof storage.

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Swedish/Issaquah does not expect layoffs amid budget crisis Few changes for patients By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Swedish Medical Center executives defended the decision to open a $365 million Issaquah hospital as the health care system loses $250,000 per day and girds for possible employee layoffs. Systemwide, Seattle-based Swedish lost $16 million so far in 2012. Executives attributed the loss to higher health-insurance deductibles and the anemic economy. Both factors cause commercially insured patients to delay health care. Swedish is also treating more uninsured and underinsured patients as the state and federal governments cut health care funding. Swedish has more than 11,000 employees at hospitals in Edmonds, Issaquah and Seattle, plus a network of standalone emergency rooms and clinics in the Puget Sound region. Swedish/Issaquah is not expected to shed employees. Executives said the hospital continues to beat pre-opening estimates for patients. “Who knows what will happen in the future, but to the extent that we’re matching the expected volumes, we won’t be laying off people,” Chuck Salmon, chief executive for Swedish/Issaquah and ambulatory care, said in March 26 interview. “It’s really one of finetuning what the staffing requires based on the volume.” Swedish/Issaquah opened outpatient services in July 2011 and added inpatient beds in November 2011. Salmon said possible cuts should not impact services at the

hospital. “The service offerings that we’ve laid out and planned for have all kicked in,” he said. “The activity within those areas is running nicely ahead of budget. I think we’re pretty much trying to stay the course that we had originally laid out.” Executives said the number of patients did not decline at other Swedish hospitals because patients opted for health care at Swedish/ Issaquah instead. Swedish/ Issaquah, although licensed for up to 175 patient beds, is geared for outpatient services. Planners expected the local hospital to lose money, but executives asked leaders on the Swedish/ Issaquah campus to enact measures to generate revenue more quickly. Salmon said the process includes a more aggressive effort to enlist physicians to use the facility for inpatient procedures. “Like anything else, it takes time,” he said. “Patterns are in place that can’t change overnight.” Through March 31, Swedish/ Issaquah expects 882 admissions for the year — or 53 percent more patients than executives planned for. “Fundamentally, we’ve done quite well, and we’re just smoothing out the wrinkles a little bit with making sure that our staffing matches what the volumes require,” Salmon said. “That’s the principle we’re working on, and so far, so good.” ‘A sense of urgency’ Swedish/Issaquah opened to fanfare. The hospital greeted more than 22,000 guests in a

public open house. Executives emphasized hotel-style amenities for patients and guests — features meant to attract more affluent patients. Such patients help Swedish offset the costs of health care for uninsured and underinsured patients. “For us, it’s about making this place as appealing as possible to not only patients who would want to get their outpatient care here, but also to community physicians that would want to do their inpatient practice here as well,” Salmon said. Swedish financed the Issaquah project by tapping into reserve funds and selling 30-year bonds. The hospital benefited from a $100 million fundraising campaign meant to fund capital projects throughout the Swedish system. Swedish/Issaquah opened not long before the hospital system announced major changes meant to address uncertain economic conditions. In September, executives announced layoffs amid a $19 million shortfall. The next month, Swedish and Providence Health & Services announced a plan to join forces. The entities formalized the alliance in February. Executives said Providence is not behind the proposed cuts. Swedish CEO Kevin Brown, a Sammamish resident, addressed the budget crisis in a March 19 memo to Swedish employees, physicians and volunteers. “While we are not at a point where we need to panic, we do need to act with a sense of urgency, and I ask all of you to do what-

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“For us, it’s about making this place as appealing as possible to not only patients who would want to get their outpatient care here, but also to community physicians that would want to do their inpatient practice here as well.” — Chuck Salmon Chief executive for Swedish/Issaquah and ambulatory care

ever you can to manage expenses in your area,” he said. In a separate Q&A sent alongside the memo, executives said the number of patients using the facility reaffirmed the need for a hospital in Issaquah, because the community and the Eastside continue to add residents. “We’re actually very pleased with our experience so far here,” Salmon said in the interview. Executives insisted the problem is not unique to the Swedish system. “Swedish is not the only provider in this situation. Others locally and nationally are experiencing the same trends,” Brown said. “With the economy in a prolonged downturn and the public changing the way it uses healthcare, we do not anticipate volumes returning to previous levels any time soon.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The partnership between Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services should not affect services at Issaquah health care facilities, officials said as the organizations completed a groundbreaking affiliation agreement. Through the affiliation, Providence and Swedish plan to operate as the Western Washington Region of Providence Health & Services. The organization encompasses all Swedish operations in King and Snohomish counties, plus Providence operations in King, Snohomish, Thurston and Lewis counties. The entities operate Providence Marianwood, a 25-year-old nursing home, and Swedish/Issaquah, an 8-month-old hospital, in the city. “Swedish/Issaquah is a community hospital focused on the community needs here,” Chuck Salmon, chief executive for Swedish/Issaquah and ambulatory care, said after the Feb. 1 announcement. “At this point, my direction is, ‘Don’t change a thing. You guys are doing fine.’ There should be really no change at all as perceived by the public.” Providence and Swedish executives announced the planned affiliation in October 2011. Leaders said the relationship should improve health care access, affordability and quality.

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“We’re doing this for the benefit of both organizations strategically, but how it plays out specifically at the local level is still a work in progress,” Salmon said. The connection between Providence Marianwood and Swedish/Issaquah predates the formal affiliation. “We have had a very sound and, I think, mutually beneficial working relationship with the Providence Marianwood facility here in Issaquah,” Salmon said. “That’s not going to change.” Swedish/Issaquah Nurse Executive Marilyn Nemerever said the existing relationship between Swedish/Issaquah and Providence Marianwood is similar to the arrangements between the hospital and other local nursing facilities. “If we have patients who come in from home and are patients in our hospital and they need to be discharged then to someplace and then back to their home, if it’s appropriate we discharge them to Providence Marianwood or other providers,” she said. ”We also are a resource for Providence Marianwood, as well as similar providers out there. If they have patients who are becoming acutely ill, they often transfer patients to us. We take care of them as necessary, and then we send them back.” Swedish/Issaquah opened in July 2011 and started offering inpatient services in November 2011. The 120-bed hospital is licensed for up to 175 beds. In October 2011, Providence and Swedish executives officials announced the proposed affiliation. The impending alliance raised questions about abortion and physician-assisted suicide at Swedish facilities. Providence, a Catholic organization, prohibits such procedures, although abortion is allowed if a woman’s life is in danger. Swedish, a secular entity, plans to stop offering elective abortions. Swedish does not participate in physicianassisted suicide. Officials did not offer or plan to offer elective abortions at Swedish/ Issaquah, but physicians intend to provide emergency abortions at the hospital. Swedish executives said facilities in the health system plan to offer other birth-control services, such as tubal ligations, or sterilizations in women, and vasectomies, or sterilizations in men. Under pressure from reproductive-rights groups last year, Swedish agreed to underwrite a Planned Parenthood clinic in a medical office building on the Swedish/First Hill campus. The affiliation prompted other changes in the executive suites at both organizations. Some shifts in leadership accompanied the agreement between Providence and Swedish. Arnie Schaffer serves as executive vice president, chief executive of the Western Washington Region. The role puts Schaffer in charge of integration activities between Providence and Swedish. Dr. Rod Hochman, then-Swedish president and CEO, is a group president for the Providence system. Kevin Brown, a Sammamish resident and a key leader in the effort to open the Issaquah hospital, is the chief executive for Swedish Health Services. “The real work lies ahead,” Dr. John Koster, Providence Health & Services president and CEO, said in a statement. “Together, we’ll ensure we realize the benefit of shared clinical expertise to develop leading care practices to improve the health of the communities we serve.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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King County crews start Sheriff candidate picks up council members’ support roadside weed control By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

King County road crews plan to roll out a roadside weed control program in unincorporated areas April 9. Through the annual program, certified technicians conduct controlled herbicide spraying along road shoulders during the spring and summer. The program is meant to reduce safety hazards for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians. The spraying also controls noxious weeds — a potential threat to animals and native vegetation. If residents do not want county crews to spray the county right of way near their property, they should post “owner will maintain” signs. The owners must also agree to maintain the right of way themselves. Maintenance agreements must be completed and returned to the county Road Services Division before the signs can be issued. The agreements should be received by April 4. The county provides signs at no cost to property owners. Crews use small amounts of herbicides approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the state Department of Agriculture. The process also includes follow-up monitoring and soil testing. No spraying is conducted near water, including rivers, streams, wetlands, bridge abutments, guardrails near water, ditches, levees, back slopes or in moratorium zones. Spraying in moratorium zones — such as the Snoqualmie Valley, and Vashon and Maury islands —

King County Council endorses greenway heritage plan King County Council members endorsed a plan March 19 to designate the greenbelt along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area. In a unanimous decision, council members called on Congress to recognize the Mountains to Sound Greenway — a ribbon of conservation lands, recreation areas and suburban cities interspersed among farms and forests — in a federal program for “nationally important” landscapes. Councilman Reagan Dunn, prime sponsor of the motion, lauded the council for supporting the effort. “The Mountains to Sound Greenway is truly one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest,” he said in a statement. The designation from Congress is meant to highlight a unique feature or local history. The greenway could become the only National Heritage Area in Washington. Though the National Park Service handles oversight for heritage areas, the lands differ from national parks. The designation does not add lands, land-use restrictions or more regulatory authority inside the National Heritage Area. “The Mountains to Sound Greenway has been a bold vision which has been masterfully executed,” council Vice Chairwoman Jane Hague said. “This area absolutely needs to be a national heritage site.”

WHAT TO KNOW Unincorporated King County residents can opt out of roadside weed spraying. Call 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC ROADS toll free for maintenance agreements and signs. The agreement is also available on the county Road Services Division website, www.kingcounty. gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/ RoadsMaintenance/WeedControl.aspx.

is conducted in limited situations mandated by state or local law, or by King County Weed Board. Officials said the herbicide application is designed to keep road shoulders safe for bicyclists and pedestrians. The action also prevents weed root systems from damaging roadways and reducing sod buildup. Such problems can cause road flooding and icy conditions in winter. The annual weed control also reduces fire risk by minimizing the amount of uncontrolled vegetation on roadsides. Overgrowth from weeds can also accidents due to reduced visibility. In addition, Road Services Division crews also plan to remove all tansy ragwort from rights of way due to the flowering weed’s danger to animals. State and local laws require the removal of tansy ragwort and other noxious weeds. Residents responsible for maintaining rights of way should place vegetation containing tansy ragwort in sealable bags to prevent the spread of the weed.

that strong tradition in a new, state-of-the-art building.” Besides the Performing Arts Center, other highlights of the new school mentioned by Niegowski include cutting-edge science labs and modern classrooms complete with up-to-date technology. The celebration will include a slideshow of the construction, tours of the building, and student music and art. The evening is free and open to the public.

County Council raises deep-vein thrombosis awareness King County Council members — led by Councilman Reagan Dunn — sought to raise awareness of a life-threatening condition March 19, and proclaimed March as

Outgoing King County Sheriff Sue Rahr’s handpicked successor received support from King County Council members March 22, as the council prepares to appoint the next sheriff. Councilwoman Kathy Lambert — Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee chairwoman and the Issaquah representative — joined Councilman Bob Ferguson and Councilwoman Julia Patterson to introduce legislation to name Chief Deputy Steve Strachan as interim sheriff after Rahr resigns March 31. “I look forward to welcoming Chief Deputy Strachan as King

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top law enforcement officer in King County on March 31 after a long career in local law enforcement to lead the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Strachan, a former Kent police chief and a former police chief and state legislator in Minnesota, joined the King County Sheriff’s Office as chief deputy in January 2011. Before announcing plans to resign, Rahr met each council member and endorsed Strachan for the interim post. Under the King County Charter, the council is responsible for appointing a sheriff until the vacancy is filled during the next general election in November. Observers expect Strachan to run

for the post. “During this transition, it is important to have a sheriff who is an effective operational leader and has established positive working relationships within the county,” Ferguson said in a statement. “I have worked closely with Chief Deputy Strachan on issues such as combating gang violence, services for the mentally ill in our criminal justice system, and implementing civilian oversight of the sheriff’s office. He will serve the residents of King County well.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Some customers could pay more for water, sewer By Caleb Heeringa and Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Overhauling the rate structure for the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District could help stabilize the revenues from year to year at the expense of lowering the financial incentive for water conservation. The revised rate structure could mean a 17.1 percent hike for sewer service and 8.6 percent increase in the cost of water for the average single-family home. The increased rates could help make up a more than $2.3 million deficit in the district budget. The district is investing in updated pipes, pumps and other infrastructure to accommodate growth, but revenue is falling due to lower water consumption by customers. The average home in the district uses about 1,400 cubic feet of water in a two-month period and could pay a water bill of $68.98 under the overhauled rate structure — up from $63.50 under current rates. The rise in sewer could be more drastic, from $42.96 every two months for the

Deep-Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month. Dunn, a local representative on the council, sponsored the proclamation to honor his late mother, former U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn. The elder Dunn died in September 2007 from a pulmonary embolism caused by deepvein thrombosis. “In honor of my mother, I have worked across the country to raise

Officials to celebrate opening of rebuilt Issaquah High School A celebration marking the opening of the rebuilt Issaquah High School was supposed to take place this past fall. But school officials felt it important that the public celebration happen after completion of the new Performing Arts Center, after landscaping was finished and the final touches were put on the building. With that in mind, even though students are nearing the end of their first year in the new building, a public celebration of the opening of the school is slated for 6 p.m. April 3 at the school, 700 Second Ave. S.E. “For more than a century, this school has been at the heart of Issaquah’s history and culture,” Sara Niegowski, Issaquah School District director of communications, said in a press release. “Thanks to the support of every resident through the 2006 bond, Issaquah High is ready to continue

County’s interim sheriff next month,” Lambert said in a statement. “I am particularly interested in the strategic plan he has developed for coordinating the many Steve Strachan regional as well as local law enforcement and investigative functions of the sheriff’s office. I also look forward to increased collaboration with our 12 contract cities as we provide them with the best possible service.” Rahr plans to step down as the

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average homeowner to $50.34 for the same period. But the proposed change could mean a cheaper water bill for customers using more water. The home using 4,000 cubic feet of water in a bimonthly billing period could see its water bill go from $147.59 to $138.20 under the updated rate structure. The change could be even more noticeable for the few high-end customers using 5,000 cubic feet in a billing cycle. The bill for the water use could drop from $182.09 to $169.40. “A lot of our infrastructure was built in a real short timeframe a long time ago,” district Commissioner Lloyd Warren told the Citizens for Sammamish group at a March 5 meeting. “If we don’t start putting away money for the future, we’re going to run into a wall … where that infrastructure is going to need to be replaced. And people are going to be asking ‘Why weren’t you putting away money for this?’” The district encompasses North Issaquah neighborhoods, including Providence Point, and Klahanie in unincorporated King County.

awareness of this serious, yet preventable, condition,” Reagan Dunn said. Jennifer Dunn, a former state GOP chairwoman, represented Issaquah and the 8th Congressional District in

Overall, the district serves more than 16,000 customers in Issaquah, Sammamish and unincorporated King County. Beyond the district, Issaquah provides water and sewer service to most city residents, although Bellevue handles the Greenwood Point area along Lake Sammamish. Warren and district General Manager Jay Krauss said the updated rate structure recognizes the district overcharged high-end users in the past. The system is also meant to helps stabilize the sometimesvolatile swings in the district’s revenue stream, officials said. The district has seen water revenue fluctuate between $7.2 million and $8.7 million a year, depending on whether the region experienced a cool and wet summer or a hot and dry summer. The district’s conservation measures — including some mandated by the state — and the proliferation of “green” technology, such as low-flow toilets, also contributed to lower-than-expected water use. (Issaquah officials raised water rates 9 percent in November to offset conservation-related revenue declines.)

Washington, D.C., from January 1993 to January 2005. Deep-vein thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, most often in the lower leg. The clot can then break off and, if not treated immediately, move

“We’ve done a lot of good work as far as conservation,” Warren said at the March 5 meeting. “I think the commission sort of said … it’s time to back off of that a little bit. We have to decrease the variability of our revenue. We’re on pins and needles every summer hoping we going to get enough revenue for the next year.” In addition to maintaining a healthy aquifer and lowering customer bills, Krauss said conservation means less pressure on the district to build added infrastructure to keep up with future growth. Janet Sailer, district conservation officer, said if every residence in the district cut down water use by 10 percent, the district could add 1,500 additional users to the current system. “Conservation to the district means not having to supply the capital improvements that can lead to higher bills,” Krauss said. Caleb Heeringa: 392-6434. ext. 247, or Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

into the lungs and block circulation, creating a pulmonary embolism — a life-threatening condition. Pulmonary embolisms caused by deep-vein thrombosis claim up to 300,000 lives in the United States each year.

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 Controversial bond deserves a yes vote PRESS E DITORIAL


e wish the Issaquah School District had been more conservative in its request to fund the long list of items on the April 17 construction bond, but we get why it did so. With another school bond ending its 20 years of tax collections, this is a good time to get a lot of catch-up work done on our school facilities, while still giving taxpayers a couple hundred dollars’ reduction in property taxes next year (an estimated $215 drop on a $500,000 assessed valuation home.) Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, the group pushing a yes vote, say this is the biggest campaign it has ever mounted. It’s no wonder. With so many questions and a $219 million price tag, the proposed bond has raised a lot of eyebrows. There are a lot of questions voters are asking, as we did. Do the middle schools really need artificial-turf fields? Does it really make sense to tear down Clark Elementary School? Does Tiger Mountain Community High School, population 80, really need to be relocated at a cost of $4 million? Isn’t $75,000 for clocks at Beaver Lake Middle School rather excessive? And so on. First, recognize that the extensive repairs, remodels, permanent classroom additions for 500 students, rebuilds of the five oldest schools, stadium upgrades, safety and energy-saving additions is so extensive that it will take eight years to get it all done — although taxpayers will pay for the next 20 years. Take into account that the district is still growing in student population and those students have to go somewhere, although new capacity is not the primary aim of this bond. Equality in school facilities will become closer to reality if these projects are completed. Consider that the slower economy makes it a great time to get the best construction bids. For many voters, this bond request is a stretch. But just like the committee of volunteers who studied the issues and drafted the bond plan, we believe the facilities bond keeps our schools in tip-top shape and designed for changing educational needs. Vote yes when your ballot arrives in the mail this week.


What’s for dinner may cause loss of appetite If recent news about “pink slime” in beef has given you indigestion, you might want to skip this. Then again, you might lose a few pounds if you pay close attention. For those not in the know, “pink slime” is the derisive name given to what’s technically called “finely textured beef.” It’s basically made from the parts of the cow that aren’t normally eaten by humans and are traditionally used for dog food. According to various sources, the stuff is created when beefy leftovers are boiled and thrown into a centrifuge to separate the “meat” from the bones and fat. When the process is complete, in the pictures I’ve seen, the stuff looks like bright pink toothpaste and appears to have about the same consistency. The goop comes from the parts of the cow more susceptible to E. coli, salmonella and other nice bacteria, so the meat makers treat it with ammonia. You know, the stuff used to clean floors? Incidentally, the pink paste is left with an ammonia aftertaste, so it most often gets treated with some sort of artificial flavoring. In short, more chemicals are tossed into the slop. Now, forget pink slime. You know, of course, that in terms of the garbage the government says is OK for us to eat, pink slime is only the tip of the goo pile. Here are some tidbits from a few websites with a minimal

amount of research. 4Wine comes from grapes. Grapes grow on plants often harvested with big machines that shake the grapes off Tom vines. Guess Corrigan what else falls Press reporter off with the grapes? Insects, birds, bird droppings, mice, etc. It all ends up in wine, especially in the cheaper stuff. Incidentally, wine makers long have used a process called fining to make sparkly clear white wines. According to a couple of sites, fining means adding to the wine finely ground cow hooves, clay and certain types of fish guts, especially bladders, according to one site. 4The U.S. Food and Drug Administration site is a fountain of gastronomic gaiety. Here are a few random examples of what it considers OK to make its way into our food supply. Like spinach? In the canned or frozen varieties, the government says it’s acceptable for the veggie to contain 50 or more aphids, thrips (a tiny insect) and/or mites in every 100 grams of leafy, Popeye-approved goodness. The spinach also can have See DINNER, Page A5



T O T HE E DITOR Plastic bags

Other topics are more important, need city’s attention I spend all my time thinking about plastic shopping bags, not traffic, nor parks — bonded and promised six years ago — nor the highlands, where the Microsoft campus, the movie theater and promised retail shopping aren’t. Well, I don’t. Yet, I wonder why this City Council thinks about plastic shopping bags instead of other pressing issues where their credibility is at stake. Talk about a distraction … What next — unicorns and ponies?

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Only homosexuals should get to vote to allow same sex marriage Recent writer Mark Bowers claims that our legislators should not do their jobs that we pay them for, to legislate. Instead he states, “This is an issue that should have been decided — yay or nay — by those most affected, the voters.” Since same-sex marriage will not affect him, other than him seeing an occasional wedding or couple holding hands, only homosexuals should get to vote on it since they are the most affected. I can finally agree with Mark on something. By his logic we should put it to a vote, of only homosexuals!

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But now a referendum campaign is under way to repeal that same sex-marriage law. I ask that voters consider Pflug’s wisdom and uphold marriage equality at the ballot. In explaining her vote, Pflug said, “I do not feel diminished by having another human being experience the same freedom I am entitled to exercise. I would feel diminished by denying another human the ability to exercise those same rights and freedoms.” Indeed, marriage is about more than the hundreds of legal rights that come with it. It is about fairness before our families, friends and communities that celebrate the love and commitment between two people. For me, marriage isn’t some abstract political issue. It’s personal. It’s about my relationship with my boyfriend and the future we’re planning together. I had the chance to meet with Pflug before the vote. I told her that I didn’t want to explain to my future niece or nephew why their mom and dad were “married,” but their uncles were just “domestic partnered.” I said I didn’t want my parents to feel the pain of having their children, whom they love the same, treated differently under the law, which is why it was so important that marriage not go to a vote. As Americans, we believe that rights, like the right to marriage, shouldn’t come and go with the tide of public opinion. Pflug could have voted to simply place this marriage question on the ballot — but she didn’t. Pflug stepped up to her job as senator, even when it was hard, and stood up for what she believed in. She stood up for me and my boyfriend, my friends and my family. Thank you, Sen. Pflug.

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Thanks to Sen. Cheryl Pflug for voting her conscience As a gay man, I want to thank Republican State Sen. Cheryl Pflug for her courageous vote last month to pass civil marriage for same-sex couples. It took strength for her to put partisan politics aside and vote her conscience.

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Issaquah Planned Parenthood clinic: After having seen these protesters outside the Issaquah Planned Parenthood many times, I have often wondered how anyone could actually believe that they were doing “God’s work” or actually saving lives. At best, this is a planned attempt to intimidate women who need help. This clinic can provide the help and information necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancies — especially for younger women who have parents like those who stand outside this clinic, displaying a sense of superiority and self-righteousness. How many of the adults that stand outside this clinic use birth control? Where do they get their birth control? What gives them the right to prevent and/or pass judgment on young women and lower-income families who have no other means of obtaining free birth control? Would you just prefer they get pregnant and then need to face the possibility of abortion? I have watched these so-called protesters. Some days, they stand in front of the clinic and laugh and chat. Some days, they bring their children who run around like it is playtime. My office is nearby and more than once a co-worker of mine was flashed with a poster of a baby “in utero.” What in the world is that supposed to accomplish? If you want to exercise your right to free speech and get your message out to the most people, then why not stand out on Front Street and flash these signs to the hundreds of cars that drive by each day? Why these blatant attacks against people who can utilize all the services this clinic has to offer? You certainly must know that anyone with money and insurance just gets these services at their doctor’s See LETTERS, Page A5

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ment. It is straight-up government bashing and nothing more. Eyes on Issaquah talks to the money and how expensive this will be. Who will pay? The market drives what is built: when, where and how much. The city creates only the guidelines, the market does the rest. Lauree Naval

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office — including abortions. You are discriminating against the poorer and most helpless of your fellow sisters and brothers. I can’t believe your “God” condones such acts. Intimidation, superiority, selfrighteousness, discrimination: These are not attributes of people who are contributors to our society.

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Issaquah resident elected to King Conservation District board

Issaquah resident Christopher “Kit” Ledbetter is the latest addition to the King Conservation District board after a little-noticed, uncontested election. Ledbetter, longtime parks and recreation director for SeaTac municipal government, earned a supervisor seat on the board of the conservation district — the agency responsible for promoting sustainable use of natural resources, and providing information and technical assistance to landowners. Landowners fund the district through a $10-per-parcel assessment fee. In 2011, the district shifted to online elections in a push to boost turnout. King County Elections does not administer district elections. Instead, the district relied on Bellevue-based Election Trust and Scytl USA to coordinate the balloting. Though the district encompasses most of the more than 1.1 million registered voters in the county, anemic turnout defined recent conservation district elections. Ledbetter received 205 votes out of 216 votes cast during the monthlong election. Other votes went to write-in candidates; one voter cast a ballot for Mickey Mouse. The results do not become official until certified by the Washington State Conservation Commission in May.

Voters will soon receive mail-in ballots for the Issaquah School District bond election. If you’re a senior citizen like me, you might be asking yourself why you should support this bond measure. Here are a few reasons that I hope will move you to vote yes. 4You already have an enormous investment in our public schools. This bond will ensure that your investment is maintained and preserved for future generations. The bond pays for maintenance work that would otherwise come from teachers’


given amounts of animal excreta. 4How about some peanut butter? FDA allows for an average of 30 insect fragments per 100 grams. On average, in that same half-cup of peanut butter, you’ll also find at least one rodent hair. I could go on but what’s the point? We all know, or should have a good inkling, that our food supply borders on horrible. I remember interviewing a dietician who argued most of what we eat he didn’t even consider real food.

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salaries or classroom operations. 4Strong schools mean strong property values and a high quality of life. That’s the reason the Seattle-King County Realtors, and the Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish chambers all endorsed this bond. 4Construction costs are at historic lows. We will not soon again have a better environment for economically upgrading our schools. 4The Issaquah School District is extremely well-managed. For more than 25 years, the district has held a AAA bond rating. Less than 1 percent of all districts in the United States qualify for this rating. A triple-A rating has meant millions of dollars of savings for local taxpayers. 4Thanks to good management, your property taxes will actually go down if this measure is passed. The district has timed this bond measure to coincide with the retirement of earlier bonds. It’s a win-win! We have an unparalleled opportunity to maintain our schools, expand the district’s technical and vocational education offerings, and bring old school sites into the modern age, all for a reduced tax rate. As a senior citizen, I recognize a bargain when I see one. Please join me in voting yes for the Issaquah School District bond measure.

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Not incidentally, all of this is just for entertainment purposes. I am not some vegetarian, hippie activist, but somebody who could definitely stand to lose a few pounds. I fully admit I have a special fondness for the undoubtedly processed and deep-fried white slime often called chicken nuggets, especially when slathered with chemical dipping sauce. Yummy. In the end, my point here is that I don’t really have one. Eat what you want, within reason. Don’t dine, for example, exclusively on things that might contain processed white or pink slime, and, food wise, there’s probably very little for you to worry about. Bon appetit.


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Package includes artificial turf for middle schools By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter There are a couple of themes that come up over and over as backers and school officials talk about the prospect of placing artificial turf on the fields of each of the five Issaquah School District middle schools. The upcoming bond package also would provide the middle schools with rubberized outdoor running tracks if voters decide to approve the $219 million capital improvement plan. District officials hope to install the turf and tracks at a cost of $1.5 million per school, not counting fields that could go in at a transplanted Issaquah Middle School. The IMS fields would be added after the school is rebuilt; associated costs are not specifically spelled out in the district’s bond package. In terms of repeated themes, the most common claim is that artificial-turf fields could be used far more often than the current natural-turf models. According to backers and the school administration, the reason is obvious: It tends to rain a lot here, which leaves natural-turf fields unusable. “Fields are taken out of service for weeks at a time,” said Lesley Austin, co-chairwoman of Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, the nonprofit group promoting the school bond issue. With artificial turf in place, the fields could see up to five times the number of practices and games, according to Sara Niegowski, district director of communications. That assertion was repeated by many others. “Speaking bluntly, our field is in pretty poor condition,” said Ann Swiftney, IMS athletic director. Flooding problems are common and the field becomes unusable. Swiftney talked about a soccer game that recently was cancelled because of field conditions. Maywood Middle School Principal Jason Morse said much the same. “The field is really the classroom for our physical education classes,” he said, adding the school has some 400 to 600 students taking P.E. each day. In winter, the Maywood field is little more than an inaccessible mud pit, he added. “You step onto the field and you sink in a couple of inches,” Morse said. Another repeated argument is that artificial turf would save the district significant maintenance dollars as opposed to natural-turf fields. Niegowski put the amount at


Liberty bleachers to be converted At Liberty High School, plans call for converting the homeside bleachers to the visitor’s side. New, covered home stands would seat about 2,000 with a new press box on the west side of the field. Total cost: $4.8 million. Presently, Liberty’s home-side, covered stands seat about 1,400. “We are way beyond capacity,” Liberty Principal Mike DeLetis said. He talked about seeing high schools, including the sports stadiums, as assets for the whole community. He said he enjoys seeing parents or even grandparents who once attended or played for Liberty in the stands watching their children or grandchildren on the field. “It really is a community space,” he said. Like Skyline, Liberty needs to rent bleachers in order to host play-off games. DeLetis said he likes the idea of Liberty being able to host regional play-off games not involving Liberty teams. The school would collect extra dollars from concession sales, he said.

about $30,000 per year per school for a total of about $150,000 a year districtwide. If the fields end up seeing more use, one more common contention is that the artificial turf will end up paying for itself over time, partly through reduced maintenance costs but also through added fees collected due to additional use by community groups. “It’s going to be an added resource for everyone,” Swiftney said of the artificial turf she believes will make fields usable year round. How much extra use the fields would receive is hard to say. City of Issaquah spokeswoman Autumn Monahan declined to speculate on how much more the city Parks & Recreation Department might use the artificial turf fields, saying there would have to be a new deal worked out between the schools and the city. Local youth leagues contacted did not respond to requests for comment, but school officials said the fields are currently used by baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse organizations. Morse said football league use causes considerable wear and tear to the existing natural-turf field at Maywood. He added that while he would welcome more use of revamped fields by the community, his top priority is his students. “I’m really looking forward to the access it’s going to provide my P.E. students and teachers,” he said. While much discussion focused on the fields, Morse and Swiftney also said the rubberized running tracks would be an asset as well. Teams regularly use brooms to sweep water off of the tracks, Morse said. Swiftney said she often loses use of a running lane to flooding. And both said the cinder tracks can be a safety hazard. A fall on the track can be serious, Swiftney said. “It can tear you up pretty badly,” she added. If the bond passes, a new IMS will be built directly next to Issaquah High School. Couldn’t IMS students use the running track and fields at IHS? Swiftney doesn’t think that would work. “They have their own population that uses that track and field year round,” she said. It would not be practical, she added, to have teams from the different schools using the fields or tracks at the same time.


decided March 19 to refer the ordinance to the full council for consideration. The committee chairman, Mullet, spearheaded the plastic bag proposal. The local ordinance comes months after the Seattle City Council adopted a plastic bag ban. In Seattle, a broad plastic bag ban passed in December 2011 and is due to start in July. The measure received critical support from the Northwest Grocery Association — a trade group rep-


Liberty Athletic Director Porter Stark said he believes the revamped stadium would pump up the school’s athletes and students. The new Liberty stadium would be on a par with other area stadiums inside and outside of the district, he added. Porter also looks forward to eventual replacement of the natural turf on the school’s baseball fields. He described the artificial turf installed on the infield of one baseball diamond last year as a huge improvement. Putting new turf on the school’s other diamond would even out those fields, he

resenting Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway in Washington. (The grocery chains operate stores in Issaquah.) In the Issaquah legislation, leaders cited the global and regional litter concerns related to plastic bags. Though paper bags require more energy and water to produce, paper is biodegradable — unlike plastic — and is more easily recycled. Officials said 49,000 tons of recyclable bags and film reached the county-run Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in 2010. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Students exercise on the Skyline High School football field March 23 in front of the home field bleachers, which would be replaced with more seating, a roof and a larger box for coaches, announcers, videographers and media.



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said. Issaquah would get modest facelift Coming off a rebuild of the entire school, Issaquah High School sports fields would receive the most modest facelift of the three high schools. The project carries a price tag of $1.9 million. The school’s home-side stand would increase to approximately 2,100 from 1,500. Visitor-side seating would increase to 1,100 from 350. As at Liberty and Skyline, the school would receive a renovated press box. During discussions of the bond

HUD offers assistance to storm-ravaged homeowners The federal housing agency is speeding up disaster assistance to Washington to support homeowners and low-income renters impacted by the January storms. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said aid is available to people forced to seek shelter elsewhere following a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides and mudslides. President Barack Obama declared King County a disaster area for the storms March 5. The declaration allowed HUD to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to qualifying families. “Families who may have been forced from their homes need to know that help is available to begin the rebuilding process,” Donovan said. “Whether it’s foreclosure relief for FHAinsured families or helping these counties to recover, HUD stands ready to help in any way we can.” The agency is allowing com-

package, school board member Brian Deagle described as “perfect” the atmosphere at an Issaquah High football game held at its current stadium. He commented that stadiums at Skyline and Liberty clearly are in need of refurbishing, but he didn’t necessarily feel the same about the Issaquah stadium. Deagle later relented and voted with the majority of the board to place the bond issue before voters, including the stadium plans. He declined to comment further for this article. “My vote in favor of the entire package is my definitive statement,” he said in an email. The improvements to Issaquah’s stadium have the support of the Issaquah High School Booster Club. “The reasons for our full endorsement are many,” Patti Sheehan, president of the booster board, said. “As board members, we regularly witness the strong role that sports and activities play in the high school experience. Sports teams and many other clubs and groups regularly use the stadium or enjoy the stadium as fans coming together as a school community to support a team or event.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

munities to redirect federal resources for disaster relief, granting a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration-insured home mortgages, making mortgage insurance available and more. Learn more about available assistance at the HUD website for Washington, http://portal.hud. gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ states/washington.

Planning Department OKs hair salon project The municipal Planning Department has approved a proposal to convert a house into a hair salon. Planners OK’d a request to turn a 1,300-square-foot house on a 2.7-acre lot at 755 Newport Way N.W. into the salon. The project includes façade and landscape improvements. In addition, the applicant plans to construct a parking lot, retaining walls, and a path and ramp. Plans call for a porch to be added and for the front porch to be enclosed.

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By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter King County Council members approved a partnership among the county, Issaquah and other cities March 19 to coordinate regional efforts on climate change and sustainability issues. In a unanimous decision, leaders OK’d a program to bring together county and city staffers to collaborate on greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and other shared projects. In June 2011, the county and several cities formed a partnership called the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration. The focus is to pool resources to combat the impact of climate change.

King County Council adopts climate change plan King County Council members offered unanimous support March 5 for a short-term plan to address climate change. The legislation lists steps already under way in King County government to address climate change — from setting countywide-level emissions-reduction targets and promoting compact communities and transit use to planning for climate change-related emergencies, such as flooding and droughts. In addition, the measure modifies goals and targets set in a 2006 plan for greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. “King County has long been

“We will share information that helps us do these things,” Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said March 23. “So, for instance, the county has programs that help people do landuse and transportation planning that make connectivity stronger.” In September, Frisinger signed the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration pledge during the Green Tools Government Confluence at Pickering Barn. The county and cities pledged to commit funds and staffing to the program. Besides greenhouse gas emissions reductions, plans call for collaboration on “green” building, renewable energy, sustainability outreach and education, and transportation. “It helps inform us about things

that will be beneficial to our individual communities in slowing down climate change,” Frisinger said. The adopted County Council ordinance calls for County Executive Dow Constantine to enter into a pact finalizing the county’s participation in the effort. “This climate collaboration is more than a pledge, it’s a new era of partnership with cities to make real progress toward reducing climate pollution,” he said in a statement. In addition to Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie and Tukwila joined the collaboration. “The climate collaboration is an exciting opportunity to maximize our regional efforts to respond to the

on the forefront of the nation in addressing the climate crisis,” Councilman Larry Phillips, the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee chairman, said in a statement. “This legislation ensures those efforts continue while we develop a new strategic climate action plan to advance our work.” The council also adopted strategic climate action legislation Feb. 27. King County Executive Dow Constantine is developing a plan based on the bill. “Action now will benefit future generations, and future plans will need to evolve with new information and insights, allowing us to tackle climate change directly and aggressively,” he said.

Greenway group earns honor for state park projects

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The long-term effort to restore natural areas in Lake Sammamish State Park earned the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust recognition from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The nonprofit organization formed to oversee the Mountains to Sound Greenway earned the Significant Volunteer Achievement honor in the Volunteer Recognition Awards announced March 26. Through a longtime Adopt-aPark agreement, the greenway trust developed a nursery to plant, water, weed and pot native plants for use along the greenbelt from

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climate crisis through cooperation, coordination and pooled resources,” Councilman Larry Phillips — Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee and prime sponsor of the legislation — said in a statement. “Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions starts with action at the local level.”

Seattle to Ellensburg. Greenway members potted trees and shrubs — 23,000 plants in all. The group involved local students and corporate groups in restoration and maintenance along Issaquah Creek and planted trees at the state park. The greenway trust also improved the 12-mile Squak Mountain trail system. Members installed more than 65 trail signs, raised 800 feet of turnpike trail above wet areas, performed stabilization work on equestrian trails and installed 150 drain dips to keep water off trails. Statewide, volunteers at state parks last year performed 271,260 hours of work — equal to 130 fulltime employees.



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Spring Festival returns to Adventure Kids Playcare — and it’s free! Parents and kids are getting excited about the return of the Spring Festival coming to Adventure Kids Playcare, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7. What kid wouldn’t want to come for the inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle course, a 300-foot zip line, Easter egg hunts every hour until 1 p.m. — and all free! Adventure Kids is Issaquah’s premiere drop-in childcare center where kids look forward to plenty of entertainment, from free play and organized activities to crafts, snacks and hot meals. Children romp in the indoor playground, play dress up, practice sports, enjoy video games (three Wiis, X-box and Playstation) or two computers. There is even an infant nursery and school service! Adventure Kids University offers educational programs for preschoolers. A fun assortment of summer camps is offered. An after-school program includes bus service to and from local schools, homework helpers and snacks. Children of all ages go crazy for Adventure Kids, especially on weekend evenings when there is always a themed party, starting with pizza for dinner and special activities. And don’t forget Adventure Kids is a great place for birthday parties! Owners Ed and Nicole Mecum said Adventure Kids is everything they hoped it would be when they opened the business two years ago — a wonderful place for our community families — now more than 3,000 of them! When you drop off your children at Adventure Kids, you can be sure that they will have a great time, and are safe under the supervision of experienced staff. All caregivers are CPR and first aid-

Adventure Kids Playcare owners Ed and Nicole Mecum with staff and kids. certified, have passed a criminal background check and are passionate about kids. Open long hours — weeknights until 10 p.m. and midnight on weekends — Adventure Kids allows you the flexibility to enjoy a spontaneous date night or just an evening of relaxation at home. And it opens at 7 a.m. weekdays for early risers. Parents are enthusiastic, as one mother wrote, “I cannot tell you how much I love Adventure Kids Playcare. They are such lifesavers! It is incredibly convenient to drop off my 2-year-old daughter for play time while we get our chores done or go on a date.” Adventure Kids Playcare is located at The Commons on Gilman Boulevard. For a list of special events and summer camps, go to or call 425-391-5358.

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Attorneys Jerry and Michele Pearson systems. Long ago, the Pearsons adopted technologies to organize documents and research. “We are a dedicated litigation machine,” said Michele. “We work throughout Washington, and routinely are asked by attorneys to help on cases headed for trial. We offer free consultations and answer all questions. Oftentimes, we know the perfect specialist to help you if we can-

not,” she said. A client recently testified to the strength of the firm. “Michele is a rare find. I cannot speak highly enough of what she can do for you. Her sincere caring about your welfare and the outcome of your case, combined with her warmth, makes a tough circumstance so much easier,” wrote Cindy C. just a few months ago. “She delivers more than just legal counsel. She is personable, confident and reassuring. I highly recommend her services. Her top qualities are great results and high integrity.” The Pearson Law Firm sponsors local events such as the Festival at Mount Si, contributes to the Snoqualmie Schools Foundation, Snoqualmie parks, the Issaquah Schools Salmon in the Classroom Program, and many professional organizations including the Washington State Association for Justice where Michele voluntarily edited their monthly journal and was a Board of Governors member 2005-2007. The Pearson Law Firm can be reached via or at 425-831-3100 or toll free 800-423-8473.

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The opportunity to attend college is a financially attainable goal for almost everyone, but it takes careful planning. That’s where Real Education comes in. For nearly three years, owner Thomas Beno and his staff have been helping Issaquah and Sammamish families become college ready, with the goal of a college degree. Real Education positions students for success through testing and counseling, then advises on all phases of college financial planning. Together, families develop strategies to get the most from grants, loans and scholarships. “We focus exclusively on college planning,” said Beno. The staff has more than 18 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. Real Education only takes on clients when it can truly make an impact. “We meet with families, can help point them in the right direction, but do not always accept them as clients,” explains Beno. Real Education offers a comprehensive set of services, starting with myriad forms and

Thomas Beno paperwork associated with the application process. As part of the basic service package, the staff fills out the forms for clients, a huge concern and a huge benefit, removing the concerns about filling them out accurately, completely, and on time. Families are counseled on how to qualify for financial aid even if they have a six-figure income, and how to afford college without relying on retirement funds. “No time is too early to

Apex Dental Care offers the expertise of four dentists Looking for a dental office, one that offers modern techniques, materials and technologies? One that has a team of dentists to meet most every dental need your family might have? An office staff that takes care of your insurance billing as well as your care? Look no further. The four dentists at Apex Dental Care offer cosmetic, implant and general dentistry for both adults and children. Here you’ll find preventative and advanced restorative dentistry. Whether you need a dentist for regular cleanings and exams or more complex restorative work, Apex Dental’s special blend of technology and patient care will suit your needs. Dental implants (to replace missing teeth), dentures, extractions (including wisdom teeth), root canal therapy, crowns, white fillings, veneers and cosmetic dentistry are all available at Apex Dental Care. Minor orthodontics with invisible braces (Invisalign) are also offered. The dentists work together at Apex to share their knowledge, skills and specialties for your comprehensive care. Apex patients have come to expect comfortable, efficient, less sensitive, and more pleasant dental experiences than their parents had just a couple decades ago. Children are welcome and have their own kids corner equipped with books, toys, movies and video games. Chair-side DVD players are available to watch your own movies or select from the office collection. The friendly staff brings an array of talent, including the ability to communicate in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish. “Our practice is to provide patients with the highest level of quality dental care,” said Emily Briels,

Dr. James Ma, Dr. Baptista Kwok, Dr. Ann Hua and Dr. Kiki Chow office administrator. “We strive to give patients as pleasant an experience as possible.” Apex Dental Care is a member of the Issaquah and Sammamish Chambers of Commerce, and the Washington State Dental Association. It works on behalf of the community by donating frequently to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and participates in the Dental Donation Service. Apex Dental offers flexible hours, including evening appointments three days a week and Saturday appointments 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apex dentists also work hard to be available for emergency patients. Payment plans and cash discounts are available. You’ll find Apex Dental conveniently located near I-90 exit 17, at 22525 S.E. 64th Place, suite 170, in the Meadow Creek Professional Center. For more information, call 425-837-0383 or go to

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start planning,” advises Beno, “whether students are currently Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors in high school. Most financial aid is awarded on a first-come, firstserve basis.” Every income bracket has its own specific needs, but Real Education can help navigate through it to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Free college funding workshops are available from Real Education, including how to double or even triple eligibility for college funding, how to locate and apply for need-based scholarships, grants and low-interest loans, how to pick colleges that will give the best overall package, and even how to know when you weren’t awarded a fair offer and what to do about it. Sign up via Real Education’s website. “Families cannot afford to miss one of our workshops. They could literally save thousands upon thousands of dollars!” Beno said. Real Education offices are located at 1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 250, Issaquah. Learn more at or call 425-681-5641 for an appointment.


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Greenbaum’s offer complimentary in-store design assistance Shopping for home furnishings and accessories can be exciting, but overwhelming. Having a well-organized showroom to help you envision the possibilities in your home is a good first step. Having a complimentary in-store design assistant help you meet your budget and lifestyle needs makes the shopping fun and easy. Greenbaum Home Furnishings in Bellevue has been furnishing Eastside homes for 52 years, providing the highest level of service and products along with professional advice for all aspects of the home. The 40,000 square-foot showroom provides decorating ideas for your primary living spaces, but also for home offices and home theaters, children’s bedrooms, breakfast nooks or vacation homes. Greenbaum’s offers products from over 50 quality manufacturers. In addition to furniture and accessories, you’ll find window treatments, blinds, wallpaper, carpeting, hardwood flooring, installation, space planning, shipping, delivery, service and set-up. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, then their goal is to help point you in the right direction so you can complete your project. Greenbaum’s is a local family owned and operated business that loves serving its community and its clients. Co-owner Jon Greenbaum says the family is passionate about your home. “We know there is a big difference between buying something out of pure necessity verses purchasing something to create an environment that feels good every night when you come home from a busy day,” said Jon. He credits the amazing, knowledgeable staff for keeping generations of customers coming back. “Our employees have worked for us for an average of 18 years,” said Jon. “They understand how

Police responded to the 22600 block of Southeast 32nd Street after a resident said someone set up a tarp and left a camping chair and other items on her property before March 9. Police collected the items and removed the shelter.


important it is to listen as we help you meet your needs.” The Greenbaum family loves their work, but also loves helping to make a difference in the community. “We have worked with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Pete Gross House and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on many projects,” said Jon. “We participated in ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover a few years ago. We work to support foster children and make countless donations to organizations who provide furniture to people in need.” Greenbaum is proud to be “different by design,” a slogan that applies to their store merchandise as well as their business practices. To learn more, go to www.differentbydesign. com or call 425-454-2474. Find Greenbaum just off I-405 at 929 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. The showroom is open daily.

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Heating & cooling to total home performance What were you doing in 1977? In 1977 the Kingdome opens and MM Comfort Systems is born. While things didn’t work out so well for the Kingdome, they sure did for MM Comfort Systems! Initially named B&B Heating, quality work and technical expertise brought great success to the new business. The company steadily grew and in 1986 moved to a larger facility in Redmond. It remains there to this day (behind Pomegranate restaurant) for quick access to all its Eastside and Puget Sound area customers.

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A gold necklace was stolen from a residence in the 19800 block of Southeast 29th Street before Jan. 31. The owner said the necklace disappeared after a plumber visited the home. The plumber’s employer said the plumber denied stealing the necklace. The owner reported the missing necklace to police in March.

Candid camera A Sammamish resident said someone used his credit card to make fraudulent purchases before March 12. The resident suspected fraud after he received a video camera in the mail, though he had not purchased it.

Drugs Police arrested a Sammamish teenager for drug possession, as well as on warrants for alcohol offenses and truancy, in the 24000 block of Northeast Eighth Street just before midnight March 12.

Uncivil disobedience Police arrested a 19-year-old Sammamish man in the 100 block of 224th Avenue Southeast for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for possession of drug paraphernalia March 14. Police responded to a loud party in the neighborhood and noticed several vehicles parked along the road. The man approached police and read from a piece of paper in his hands, “Get a (expletive) warrant, then we’ll talk.” The man briefly struggled as officers handcuffed him and said he was “performing civil disobedience.”

Gazebo gazing Police responded to the attempted theft of a gazebo from Costco corporate headquarters in the 800 block of Lake Drive at 9:13 a.m. March 16.

Theft Police arrested a 37-year-old Issaquah woman for stealing items from a business in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 5:59 p.m. March 16. The estimated loss is $218.

Toyota taken A Toyota was stolen from a driveway in the 400 block of Rainier Boulevard North before 10:28 p.m. March 16.

Arrest Police arrested a 34-year-old man on warrants for theft and introducing contraband in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 8:30 p.m. March 16.

No dial tone A cellphone and charger were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 27200 block of Southeast 12th Place before March 17.

Checked out A bicycle was stolen from outside the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, before 12:37 p.m. March 17. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Assault Police arrested a 27-year-old Issaquah man for assault and for interfering with reporting of the incident in the 1600 block of 16th Avenue Northeast at 1:54 p.m. March 17. The Press publishes those arrested for and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

Police responded to the 800 block of 211th Place Southeast after a caller said a door-to-door salesman approached her in her garage at about 4 p.m. March 15. The caller said the salesman initially claimed to be offering cleaning products, and then said he was raising money for inner-city youths.

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A window was damaged on a Toyota parked in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest before 11:15 a.m. March 16. A laptop computer was stolen. The estimated loss is $2,200.

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4At 2:58 p.m. March 10, personnel from a unit patched a water or steam leak in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road. 4At 3:01 p.m. March 11, nine units responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 30200 block of westbound Interstate 90. 4At 3:18 p.m. March 11, personnel from a unit gave medical assistance to a 73-year-old female passenger involved in a one-car spinout in the 30000 block of Interstate 90. Another unit’s personnel treated and then transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center an 84-year-old female patient involved in a multiple-car accident in the 30000 block of eastbound Interstate 90. 4At 3:52 p.m. March 11, six units responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries in the 49000 block of westbound Interstate 90. 4At 6:14 p.m. March 11, personnel from three units provided medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident in the 69900 block of westbound Interstate 90. 4At 12:22 p.m. March 11, personnel from two units cleaned up a gasoline or other flammable liquid spill in the 5700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. 4At 1:27 p.m. March 12, personnel from a unit extinguished an unauthorized burning in the 2400 block of 200th Avenue Southeast. 4At 6:54 p.m. March 12, personnel from three units provided medical assistance at a motor vehicle accident at Northwest Village Park Drive and Northwest Montreux Drive. 4At 1:29 p.m. March 14, six units responded to a rollover motor vehicle accident in the 37000 block of westbound Interstate 90, east of Winery Road. A patient was treated at the scene but declined further aid and waited for the tow of the vehicle.

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INDIVIDUALS Birgit & Eric Aarrestad Issaquah City Council Eleanor Abadia Renton City Council Seth Adams Sammamish City Council Kari Alexander Randy Corman, Renton City Council Anir Aliabadi Ava Frisinger, Mayor, City of Issaquah Karin Allen Lisa Jensen, Deputy Mayor, City of Newcastle Kristen Allen-Bentsen Linda Andersen Denis Law, Mayor, City of Renton Ashley Anderson Tola Marts, Issaquah City Council Tom Odell, Mayor, City of Sammamish Debbie & Troy Anderson Terry Aoki Ed Prince, Renton City Council Doug Arensberg Glenn Anderson, State Representative Marta Arensberg Judy Clibborn, State Representative Robert & Kerry Ashby Ross Hunter, State Representative Brian Atkins Steve Litzow, State Senator Lesley & Jim Austin Marcie Maxwell, State Representative Judy Babb Marla Baldinelli Jay Rodne, State Representative Madeline Balgley Brian Deagle, Issaquah School Board Chad Magendanz, Issaquah School Board Celeste Balut Velma Baron Marnie Maraldo, Issaquah School Board Keane Barthenheier Anne Moore, Issaquah School Board Pat Batt Suzanne Weaver, Issaquah School Board Blair Baumer Connie Fletcher, State Board of Education Cyn Baumert Kristin Behn Richard V. Gidner, Commissioner, Stefanie Beighle King County Water District 90 Rob Holland, Port of Seattle Commissioner Connie Bellas Laura Berry Mariah Bettise BUSINESSES Lynn & JIm Bisset Cascade Business Group, LLC Paul & Lisa Bialek Cascade Technical Services, LLC Marie Blimkley Creekside Angling Company Tracy Blanton Pacific Learning Academy Kristine & Doug Blik Rowley Enterprise Cami Blumenthal The Tutoring Club Paul Bongaarts Jodi Bongard ORGANIZATIONS Matthew Bott Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce April Boyd Lynnette Bradbury Renton Chamber of Commerce Cindy Brandt Sammamish Chamber of Commerce Dathan Brasher Seattle King County Realtors Mark Bratton Eastside Professional Firefighters Sabile Brazier Issaquah Education Association Beth & Jake Brenneman Issaquah Schools Foundation Laurae Briggs Issaquah High School Booster Club Caroline Brown Liberty High School Booster Club Kevin & Elizabeth Brown Skyline High School Booster Club Kim Brown-Dreiblatt Ann Browning Skyline High School Gridiron Club Brian & Lynn Brueckman Skyline Youth Football Association Sally & Andrew Brunette Kyle Buckner ORGANIZATIONS – PTA Lida Buckner Apollo Elementary PTA Sue & Ray Bucy Beaver Lake Middle PTSA Dianne Bugge Briarwood Elementary PTA Tracy Burke Cascade Ridge Elementary PTA Jessica Burles Challenger Elementary PTA Rich Butler Pat Caiarelli & Neva Luke Clark Elementary PTA Robin Callahan Cougar Ridge PTSA Dee H. Camp Creekside Elementary PTSA Clifford & Amy Cancelosi Discovery Elementary PTA Kathy Candaux Endeavour Elementary PTA Miranda Cantine Grand Ridge Elementary PTSA Sara Carmichael Issaquah High PTSA Todd Carmichael Issaquah Middle PTSA Katie Carroz Issaquah PTSA Council Nancy Castonguoy Issaquah Valley Elementary PTA Rick & Terri Catalani Liberty High PTSA Sara & Adam Ceteznik Donald Chaney Maple Hills Elementary PTA Cloie Chapman Maywood Middle PTSA Jodee Chapman Newcastle Elementary PTA Elaine Chase Pacific Cascade Middle PTSA Peggy Chase Pine Lake Middle PTSA Loan Chen Skyline High PTSA Dan Chernin Sunny Hills Elementary PTA Ruth Chin Sunset Elementary PTA Sharon Christensen

Tracy Clark Charles & Kym Clayton Rosalie Clemens Evelyn & Kyle Coffey Betsy & Jeff Cohen Gina Cohen Susan Cohodes Jan Woldseth Colbrese Laila & Scott Collins Gengina Cone Jaycee Cooper Stephanie Corbin Lynda Corcorrun Marilyn Corets The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and hundreds of businesses stand with our community partners in supporting the Issaquah School District’s 2012 Bond. Our outstanding schools are among Issaquah’s greatest assets - for our businesses, residents, workforce and more and we urge local citizens to vote yes on this important measure. With the need for critical facility upgrades, low construction costs and the desire to give our children the best chance at success we can, now is the time to say yes to supporting our schools and our community. Vote yes this April. — Matthew B. Bott, MBA Chief Executive Officer

Gail Costello Susan Cottrell Kristine & Scott Couch Shauna Cour Tera Coyle Millie & Farrel Crithfield Gloria Crocker Tami Curtis Scott Dahlaquist Kristi Darlington Stephanie de Jesus Barbara de Michele Becky Dederer Corrine DeRosa Dominic & Melissa Diaz Colleen Dixon Juliet Dixon Tim Dolbeare Beth Donahoe Jennifer Dosenbach Lori Dow Gretchen J. Dowling David Dreiblatt Ric & Heather Duenaz Paul Dutton Alyssa Eberle Kari Ehrlich Cindy & Jim Elder Kate & Doug Emerson Lizz & Mikey Eng Laurie Engelbeck Eric & Michelle Ensey Madeleine Erhardt Beata Esterhuizen Toolie Estrada Marilyn Evans Victoria Evans Deborah Evdemon Annie Fagundes Sally Feldman Katy Ference Luke & Erica Fewel Christina Fisher Allison & Ed Flash Elsa Fleck Kurt & Stina Fluegge Jennifer Fly Bob & Patty Flynn Lisa Foley Tanja Fontana Georgia Forchuck Natalie Fowler Dellanie Fragnoli Melissa Frampton

Nancy Francis Pamela Franklin Emily Freet Jodi Freudenberger Mike & Victoria Fritch Tom & Tricia Furphy Lisa Gaan Christy Garrard Beryl Owens Garson Cathia Geller Karen Gentsch Kim George Ina & Mukund Ghangurde Shahnaz Ghazi Steven D. Gierke Susan Gierke Ryan Gilbert Jeanine Gilchrest John Glidden Kelly Goddard Arthur, Susie, Brandon & Mackenzie Goldman Jennifer & Eric Good Amy Gorey John Gorow Tanya Gouge Betsy & Steve Grant Susan Griffin Pam Gross Jule’ Gunn Colleen Gurkin Camelia Hahn Mark P. Hahn Thomas Hahn Vicki Hahn Cathy Hamasaki Wayne Hamasaki Carly Hancock John & Kim Hand Mariel Hanna Susan & Jon Hansen Tanya Hansen Greg Hanses Lisa Hanses Elaine Hanson Emilie Hard Dawn Harper Mark Harris Julie Hart Joanne Hartman

The Sammamish City Council voted unanimously to endorse this bond. The Council knows that top quality schools are needed to enable the educational opportunities necessary for our young residents as they prepare for their careers and that the quality of our schools has a very positive financial impact on the community which is shared by all. — Tom Odell, Mayor City of Sammamish

Meri Hartman Holly Hasselbalch Debra Hawkins Brenda Hay Lisa Hechtman Wendy Helling Kathy MacKay Heneghan Steve Henry Marty & Sharon Heuchert Lynne Hickman Essie Hicks Gabe Hicks Joel & Amy Higgins Dawn Hill Heather L Hill Caarin Hilliker Danny & Shannon Holliway Rachael & Theron Holloway Kirsten Holmes Diane Holt Holly Hovey Barbara Howe Paul & Pailin Huang

Michele McKee Lauren Hutchinnson Chris & Toni McLendon Andrea Hutchison Brian McRae Kyoko Imai Drew & Leigh Meier Sari Israel Blythe Meigs Kristinn Jackson Mike Meigs Greg & Sena Janky Lauri Mendoza Denise Jenkins Alison Meryweather Eric & Kerri Jensen Marc & Madonna Messina David Johnson Marla Mikkelsen Jayce Johnson Danielle Miller Carol Jongejan Todd Miller Lynn M. Juniel Leslie & Dave Miniken Leslie Kahler Daniel K. Mintz Julie K. Kaleg Elaine L. Mintz Rob Karl Jennifer Mix Kathy Keegan Kathy Miyauchi Sarah Keeler Angie Moawad Carolyn Kennedy Tara K. Moe Stacey Kim Kim Moger Stephen Kim The Mondloch Family Deanne King Kimberly & Marc Montague Kelly King Jay Kipp The Issaquah City Council voted unanimously Tia Kleinkopf to support this bond because we recognized Karen & Rodger Kline how critical these capital projects are to the success of our schools, and more broadly Nick Kline how important the continued excellence of Kim & Ralph Klinke the Issaquah School District is to the health Kim Knightlinger and future of our city. Seonyoon Ko — Tola Marts, Council President Jonathan Koshar Janine Kotan Karen Mooney Muriel Aarre Kouhia Margaret & Bob Moore Molly Kremer Pat & Sally Moore Lindsay Krienke Mel & Deb Morgan Shannon Krzyzewski Janice & Tom Morris David Kuflik Jody Mull Suzie Kuflik Kara Mulqueeney Jake Kuper Susan Mundell Melanie Kusmik Kelly Munn Nami Kusunose Shawn & Jennifer Murai Rob & Shannon Lampman John & Shirley Murphy Michelle Lancaster Kimberly Nardi Theresa Larsen Dana & Leslie Neighbor Diane Laucius Leslie Neill Charise Law Patricia Neill Becky Lawrence Les & Carol Nelson Doug & Ramona Lawrence Lois Nelson Ashlyn Leahy Maria Nelson Tony & Heidi Leavitt Maria E Nelson Samantha Ledet Mary K Nelson Barry & Kathy LeMond Thomas M Nelson Andy & Kari Leon Satina Nepsa Mary Lou Lewis Brian & Taryn Neville Lorrie Lieb Randy Nevin Batte Lindelef Amy Newmeyer & Mike Garth Lindelef Deletis Dorothy Liu Marla & Winston Newton Anne Livingston Dang & Theresa Nguyen Todd & Lynda Nielsen Michael Lorenz Wright Noel Katy & Kevin Louks Angie Lukens Brooke Strazzella Noone Sandra Lum Laura Norris Melinda Lytle Mardi Nystrom Erin O’Connor Leslie MacInnes Kirsten O’Malley Stephen Maffett Karen Mooney Odegard Mary Mallett Jennifer & Lance Olsen Heather Maloney Marisa Ozburn Kris Mandyam Kung Yi Pao Beth Manias Deborah Parsons Peter Manias Leslie Patten Sonya Manning Rod Paulino Marji Mar Edana & Brad Peacock Ami S. Maron Jeremy Peck Sherry Maurer Jorin C. Peick Lori Maust Chrisann Penz Debra McAllister Nathan Perea Biss McCarthy Brian & Susan Person Christy McCarthy Dawn Peschek Hamilton & Maureen Randy Peschek McCulloh Susan Peters Erin & Keith McDonald Boyd & Nancy Peterson Jane McGrane Erika Peterson Marlene & Pat McGrath Brandi St. Pierre Jeff McKee

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School lets a learning opportunity go to waste

Brightwater plant gleams, but smell gets attention of Clark Elementary science students


By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Tour guide and instructor Lansia Gipson probably wisely wanted her young audience to get the giggles and sputters out of their systems. After visiting their classroom, Gipson led about 20 or so Clark Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders on a March 22 tour of the Brightwater sewage treatment plant in Woodinville. She wasn’t shy regarding what the plant removes from waste water gathered from northern King and southern Snohomish counties. “We’re going to say the word ‘poop’ a lot today,” Gipson told the students prior to the tour, inviting them to look at their neighbors and say “poop.” After some giggling, the students settled down surprisingly quickly. Starting operations in September 2011, Brightwater doesn’t treat water from Issaquah. But the visit fit right in with Clark science and technology teacher Tom Fields’ current lesson plan about water ecology and conservation, he said. Brightwater has the capacity to



Clark Elementary School students react to the smells in one of the large treatment rooms during a tour of the Brightwater wastewater treatment plant in Woodinville March 22. treat about 36 million gallons of waste water per day, according to its King County website. That’s about 12 swimming pools worth of water, according to Gipson. Many parts of the plant look like the setting for some science fiction movie, with large shiny piping and plenty of high-tech controls. Very few workers can be seen because Brightwater is heavily automated. Water entering the plant goes through several stages of cleaning. The first removes what Gipson called trash, larger items caught by a strainer or sieve. Brightwater ships two dumptruck loads of the stuff to Oregon every week. Most of the items shouldn’t even be in the system, according to Gipson. Trash caught by the sieve

includes diapers, baby wipes and similar items. Gipson told students that only the “Four Ps” should be placed in toilets: pee, poop, puke and toilet paper. It was the trash collection area that one student said smelled like Los Angeles. After trash is removed, water next goes through a primary treatment phase. Gravity provides most of the cleaning power. Heavy pollutants sink to the bottom; lighter items head to the top to be skimmed away. Gravity has to be given a chance to work, so waste water sits for a time in large pools. Gipson warned students, teachers and chaperones the smell in the trash room was nothing compared to the primary treatment area. A description of the reek? The best might be an


Lansia Gipson, a Brightwater tour guide and instructor, shows students what water looks like as it enters the King County wastewater treatment facility. overfilled port-a-potty on a hot day. “I don’t know how I got out alive,” said Jackson Rubin, 11. “It smelled pretty bad,” added Colson Wang, 9. “I had to cover my nose a few times.” He demonstrated how he did so with his arm. Gipson had warned students and others not to touch their faces while passing through the treatment area. Notably, there was no sign of the smell outside of the treatment facility. In traditional sewage plants, treatment basically stopped after gravity did its work. There is an added step at Brightwater, one

officials said makes the plant state-of-the-art. The technical name is membrane bio-reactor technology. There are several steps to the system, one of which acts sort of like a straw with holes, according to Gipson. Water can it make through the straw; contaminants can’t. Water is then treated with a disinfectant in the last stage of treatment before being returned to local waterways. “It’s really impressive,” Jackson said of the plant, adding he was surprised by the amount of pollutSee WASTE, Page B3

Issaquah designer Lizzie Parker is NBC ‘Fashion Star’ By Lillian Tucker Issaquah Press reporter


Lizzie Parker’s clothing shop is tucked away in Issaquah’s Gilman Village surrounded by wooden sidewalks and flowers sprouting out of weathered barrels. Inside, Angus, an English bulldog, lies on the wood floor looking up at the racks of clothes his owner designed and made herself. Used to make herself, that is. Demand is far too great for the designer to handle on her own now that Parker’s line of modern knitwear gained national attention since NBC’s reality show “Fashion Star” premiered March 13. Thus, Parker’s waxed jersey leggings, dresses, tops and asymmetrical jackets are all being put together in Los Angeles — a long commute for this Sammamish mother of two. To get her designs for the show, Parker draws a pattern of what she envisions, and from that she sews and perfects a first sample. The sample is sent to Los Angeles, where Parker regularly travels to consult with everyone from the person who treats the jersey item — made from Parker’s fabric of choice — to the person who sews on the tag. “Everyone assumes it’s so glamorous,” she said. “But it’s a lot of physical work.” Humble beginnings The designer didn’t always have this much help. Once upon a time it was just Parker, her garage and two industrial sewing machines she bought off craigslist that were constantly being unthreaded by her cat.

To help mark the arThe Issaquah rival of spring, Grange the Issaquah Supply Store Grange Supply Community is sponsoring a free Community Appreciation Appreciation Day Day March 31 at the 4March 31 Grange Supply 4145 N.E. Store. Gilman Blvd. “The thinking 4Go to www. is, this is truly grangesupplyan appreciation or call day. You don’t 392-6469. have to buy ‘X’ dollars of anything,” said Dana Huth, Grange marketing specialist. First up is an Easter Egg Hunt for those 10 and younger. The egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until all of the eggs have been found. Besides pieces of wrapped chocolate, the eggs will contain coupons good for $1 off any purchase at the Grange. Following the Easter Egg Hunt, families will be able to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. A professional photographer will snap the shots, Huth noted. Each family is eligible for one free photo with additional copies available for $5 each. Photos will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested, children and families can also visit with the Grange’s resident rabbit, Mr. Bunny. Huth noted Mr. Bunny is a regular resident of the Grange. “But he gets himself dolled up for Easter,” she added. Finally, the Grange plans a free gardening seminar at 1 p.m. hosted by Mike Aguilar, a certified horticulturalist for the Grange. Aguilar will focus on vegetable gardens, Huth said, as planners feel many customers want to grow their own food but have only limited space. Aguilar will also answer questions about flowers.

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Lizzie Parker works in her Gilman Village clothing store as her English bulldog, Angus, sits on the wood floor next to a space heater. Parker was taught by her grandmother to sew on a treadle sewing machine. Using the foot pump on the old-fashioned machine, she logged many hours as a girl making teddy bears. Taking a long break from sewing, Parker grew up, earned a business degree and entered the corporate world. In 1998, she and her husband were

working for Microsoft and bought a house in Sammamish. Three years later, she left her job to stay at home with their new baby boy. Before too long, Parker began brainstorming about businesses she could start from home. Then in 2003, she turned her family’s garage into a one-woman clothing factory, designing pieces that fit her life experi-

ences — from attending board meetings to attending bath time. “I always started with jersey. It is something I gravitate toward,” Parker said. “When I started my line, the whole ‘designer denim’ was going on and everyone was wearing knit tops, jeans and nice shoes.” But it wasn’t just the fashion of the time that inspired Parker. She also pulls from the music that has been blasting out generations of stereos. “I have a closet love of metal music,” she confessed. “Clearly I am not going to bring back spandex and flannel.” However, she does draw on the look. Her “waxed Lizzie seamed legging” was inspired by the skin-tight leather pants worn in the music video for Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” To achieve the rock-star look the leggings are hand-coated with a wax treatment that gives each pair a unique and worn-in look. “I like it to have a little edge to it, but still be suitable for women of any age,” Parker said. She does not market to any one specific See DESIGNER, Page B3

Wanted: Locals’ 1962 Seattle World’s Fair memories April 21 marks 50 years since the Century 21 Exposition opened — and transformed the Puget Sound region. Though the fair unfolded 17 miles east, on the Seattle Center grounds, Issaquah residents headed to the expo in hordes. Some Issaquah residents spent a summer working at the fair. Many more residents crossed Lake Washington to experience the fair’s futuristic fun. Issaquah also greeted travelers as the Century 21 Exposition at a tourism station along U.S. Route 10, a precursor to Interstate 90. Now, as the fair’s 50th anniversary approaches, The Issaquah Press is seeking Century 21 memories from local residents for upcoming coverage of the milestone. Email your contact information to by April 18, or contact the newspaper on Twitter at, or on Facebook at www.

Grandparents get a hands-on with salmon’s circle of life By Dan Aznoff Five-year-old Dylan Pearson took extra care as he crept his way across the rocks under the watchful eye of his PeePah to the edge of the creek to release the young salmon fry swimming at the bottom of his plastic cup. Participating in the life cycle of the salmon was an important lesson that Dylan’s grandfather, Issaquah native Jerry Pearson, wanted to teach his grandson. Pearson can still remember the salmon spawning in Lewis Creek near his home when he was the same age as his grandson. “Sharing this moment and the lessons we learn about the renewal of life are things that I will never forget,” Jerry Pearson said. “Hopefully, the salmon will

inspire Dylan to nurture new life and then set it free.” The youngster and his grandfather joined third-graders from Apollo Elementary School on March 21 to release more than 230 small coho salmon that were raised from eggs in their classroom into Issaquah Creek behind Pickering Barn. Many students were sad; others cheered as they watched the tiny fish swim away. “This is so exciting,” 9-year-old Camryn Creed said as she walked back to get a second fry. “We see the big salmon swim upstream every fall to lay their eggs. Now I know where those big ones came from.” Camryn’s grandmother Shirley Stubbs made the drive up from Kent to watch the release with her granddaughter. Stubbs said

she has taken her granddaughter to streams and rivers in Renton and Issaquah to witness what she described as the “miracle of life.” Third-grader Allyson Marus named her tiny fish George. She walked out on the small spit of rocks before kneeling down to set him free. She called out to her fish as he was swept away by the current. “Good-bye, George,” she said. “I’ll see you back here in three years.” Dylan named his tiny fish Fast Joe. His grandfather responded by calling his Slow Mo. This could be the last year for the Salmon in the Classroom project in the Issaquah School District unless the state Legislature reverses its decision to cut the unit out of the state budget.

Lawmakers have estimated that eliminating the program will save $442,000 during the upcoming two-year budget cycle. “It’s just not right,” teacher Lauren Molnar said as she passed cups to each of the eager children. “My students have learned so much about science — and about life — during this unit. The kids love watching the eggs hatch and seeing them grow. It has been an incredibly valuable lesson for everybody.” The third-grade teacher said Salmon in the Classroom provides elementary school students the hands-on experience of caring for coho salmon eggs until they are released into local streams to begin See SALMON, Page B3


Jerry Pearson and his grandson Dylan Pearson, 5, release salmon fry into Issaquah Creek March 21 under the Northwest Sammamish Road crossover with other Issaquah School District classroom students, teachers and parents.

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Crafts in the barn Country Garden Creation Craft and Garden Show, featuring more than 100 crafters selling hand-crafted items, is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29-30 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31, at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Free. Call 413-1004.

Events Join Councilman Mark Mullet and Robb Krehbiel, of Environment Washington, for a public forum about the plastic bag ban under consideration by the Issaquah City Council, from 5-6 p.m. March 29 at the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop, 1011 N.E. High St., Suite 103. Bartell Drugs presents “Health & Beauty Event” through April 1, featuring the following events at its Issaquah store, 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.: 4March 29 — Health Clinic, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4April 1 — Cosmetic demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and hair styling tips from 2-5 p.m. 4Receive coupons and samples of brand name products Learn more at The Grange Supply hosts a free Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. March 31, for children 10 and younger, at its Issaquah location, 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. The family can get free Easter photos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 392-6469 or go to Baha’is of Issaquah will screen “Education Under Fire” at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. The movie documents the persecution of minorities in Iran as well as systematic efforts of the Iranian government to prevent Baha’i students to enter institutions of higher learning. Learn more at The final DownTown Issaquah Wine Walk of the season is from 5-6 p.m. April 6 at various locations including Confetti Cupcakes, Village Theatre, artbyfire, Illuminate, Museo Art Academy, artEAST Art Center and Thrive. There will also be music at Vino Bella and open mic at Mills Music. Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Call 391-1112. The Sammamish Family YMCA presents Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at 4221 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Events include an egg hunt, carnival booths, bounce houses, putt-putt mini golf and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. A shuttle bus will run from Discovery Elementary School, 2300 228th Ave. S.E., where there will be additional parking. Timberlake Church hosts an Easter egg hunt immediately following the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services April 8 at Grand Ridge Elementary School, 1739 N.E. Park Drive. There will be more than 10,000 eggs, inflatables and rides, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food and more. Go to Issaquah History Museums and Humanities Washington present Lorraine McConaghy’s free presentation, “New Land, North of the Columbia,” at 11 a.m. April 14 at the Train Depot Museum, 150 First Ave. N.E. Call 392-3500 or email info@ Share your stories at the talk and slideshow “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy,” by authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein, at 1 p.m. April 14 at the Issaquah Library, 10 W.

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Sunset Way. Go to events or call 392-5430. The seventh annual Mostly Americana Dessert Concert — featuring Breath of Aire in concert with the Issaquah High School Choir and top choirs from Pacific Cascade Middle, Issaquah Middle and Clark Elementary schools — 7 p.m. April 21, Issaquah High School Theater, 700 Second Ave. S.E., $20 at the door, $16.50 online at www., $5 for children and students, veterans free The Issaquah Farmers Market returns from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays April 21 through Oct. 13 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Go to or call 837-3311. The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, joined by Master Chorus Eastside, Everett Chorale and Sacred Music Chamber, performs Verdi’s “Requiem” at 2 p.m. April 22 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $30 and can be ordered online at or by calling 206-517-7777. Hobby and Volunteer Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Friends of the Issaquah Library Spring Book Sale, 5:30 p.m. April 27, preview sale for Friends members is 10 a.m. April 28 and 1 p.m. April 29

Fundraisers Museo Art Academy presents its annual student benefit exhibition, “Art With Heart,” through June 30 with an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. May 4 at 111 Front St. N. Showcased will be a variety of art forms by its students, ages 4-19, a silent auction, free refreshments and free art activities. Go to

Youth Underwater Egg Hunt and Carnival, April 6 — 6:45-6:55 p.m. for ages 1-5, 7:30-7:40 p.m. for ages 6-9 and 8-8:10 p.m. for ages 10-16, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St., $6 per child, $4 per adult accompanying a child The Issaquah Parks & Recreation and SEREVI Rugby present flag rugby, a coed, noncontact sport for youths ages 7-14. The classes are from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Mondays April 16 through May 21 at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, 555 N.W. Holly St. Cost is $66 for six classes. Register at 837-3300 or Districtwide Middle School Dance, for ages 11-14, 7-10 p.m. Issaquah Community Center, $5, dress code strictly enforced, photo ID required, parent volunteers needed, 837-3317

To My Kitten

(Susan O’Connor) As your birthday grows near it is amazing how wonderful you make me feel You bring happiness to my heart with every smile and hug that you give me Now I want to wish you a “Happy Birthday” to my sweetheart on her special day

Love Forever, Your Miko

(Michael O’Connor)

DownTown Issaquah Association needs about 15 volunteers for setup and takedown at the next Wine Walk from 3:30-9 p.m. April 6. Contact Karen Donovan at 311-1112 or events@ International Smile Power needs volunteers to help youths write résumés and practice interviewing skills Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. at Echo Glen Children’s Center, 33010 S.E. 99th St., Snoqualmie. Must be older than 21 and background checks are required. Email The Mountains to Sound Greenway needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the following events. Sign up at or call 206-812-0122. 4Tree planting at Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie/ North Bend — March 31 4Squak Mountain Trail work in Issaquah — March 31 Friends of the Issaquah Library needs volunteers for its annual Spring Book Sale April 8-11. Sign up by calling 3925430 or emailing Lesley Wilson at Encompass needs volunteers for its Dream With Me Gala between 4:30 and 10:30 p.m. April 21 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. This is a formal event and volunteers must be 21 and older. Volunteers are also needed at SipFest May 18. Learn more or sign up for either event by emailing michelle.mccormick@

Religion Good Friday Service — 7 p.m. April 6, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 288th Ave. S.E., Sammamish The Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation hosts a Community Seder to celebrate Passover at 6:30 p.m. April 6. Reservations are $30 per person and must be made by March 28. Call 793-3000 or email

Classes Fun Fit Focus Leadership and the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department present the following spring courses: 4“Animal Explorers,” for ages 4-5, Mondays 3:30-4 p.m. 4“Movers & Shakers I,” for ages 6-8 Mondays 4:30-5 p.m. 4“Movers & Shakers II,” for ages 9-11, Wednesdays 6:30-7 p.m. 4“Mother-Daughter,” for ages 10-13, Wednesdays 7:15-8 p.m. Register online at Learn more by calling 206-708-5477. Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, 7 p.m. March 29, Swedish/ Lakeside Clinic, 6520 226th Place S.E., free

Edith Boedeker Edith Marie Boedeker

Ben and Danielle Boedeker welcomed daughter Edith Marie to their Covington, home Feb. 26, 2012. Edith was born at Evergreen Hospital, in Kirkland, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Grandparents are David and Anita Boedeker, of Renton, and Tim and Donna Bartholomew, of Maple Valley. Great-grandparents are Paul and Thelma Bartholomew, of Issaquah; Heinz Eberle, of Renton; and Lois Boedeker, of Ely, Minn. Danielle is a 2001 graduate of Liberty High School. Ben also graduated from LHS, in 2002. He works at Aegis of Issaquah.

The Grange Supply hosts a free lawn care seminar at 1 p.m. March 31 at 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-6469 or go to The Issaquah Citizen Corps Council offers the free class “Emergency Prep Basics” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 18 at the Issaquah REI Community Room, 735 Gilman Blvd. Register at issaquah.

Issaquah Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. “eBooks 101: eReaders and Digital Downloads,” for ages 13 and up, 10 a.m. April 7 “Hunger Games” party, for ages 11 and older, is from 5-6 p.m. March 28. The party features survival skills challenges, Trivia Cornucopia Challenge and a giveaway of Tribute Backpacks filled with surprises. “Hunger Games” book discussion, for teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. March 28 Great Operatic Duets Part II: “Love Duets,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. March 30 Meet Jennifer K. Chung, author of “Terroryaki!,” for adults, 1 p.m. April 1 “Finding the Right Colleges For You,” for teens, 4 p.m. April 3 “Care for the Caregivers: Health, Quality of Life and Stress Management,” for adults, 7 p.m. April 10 “The Macro Asset Perspective: A Wealth Accumulation Seminar,” for adults, 10 a.m. April 14 “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy,” for adults, 1 p.m. April 14 “Trailblazing Photojournalist: Margaret Bourke-White,” for adults, 7 p.m. April 17 “College Admissions 101,” for teens, 3:30 p.m. April 19


ants that get into the water. Fields said there is no comparison between talking about water treatment in the classroom and actually seeing a treatment plant. “I’m sure there’s going to be stories they share with other kids,” Fields said of his students. All in all, the Brightwater facility covers 114 acres along-

side state Route 9. Some 40 acres is untouched woodland, which makes the plant a unique teaching opportunity, according to Thatcher Heldring, marketing director for Islandwood, an environmental school based on Bainbridge Island. In partnership with King County, Islandwood supplies instructors such as Gipson at Brightwater and in classrooms in the area. Fields’ Clark Elementary class is part of the Issaquah School District’s science and technology magnet program. Kids earn a spot in the class based on a lottery.

Meet Kurt, a handsome 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix. He’s an active boy who enjoys jogging. Kurt is very treat-motivated and loves to learn. Kurt is currently spending time in a foster home.

Meet Dungeness, a 3-month-old brown tabby. Dungeness is a playful little kitten that is sure to keep you entertained. Dungeness is fun, active and will always have you on your toes.

These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641-0080, go to or email All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

W HO ’ S N EWS Eagles booster club honors athletes of the month

The Issaquah High School Booster Club honored Fletcher Martin for the February and Anna Fairhart for the March Red Robin Scholar Athlete awards. Fletcher Martin The award is given to a senior who has shown outstanding accomplishments both as an athlete and as a student at Issaquah High and in the Issaquah Anna Fairhart community. Martin has participated in varsity basketball for two years, varsity golf and freshman football. He also received Honorable Mention AllKing County in basketball as a junior. He has maintained a 3.9 grade point average while taking Advanced Placement calculus and honors English.

Additionally, Martin has volunteered with his church the past seven years and twice a year goes to Mexico to help build houses for the less fortunate. His team has built a school for orphans that is now up and running. For the past two summers, Martin has been a basketball camp counselor, a math tutor and a neighborhood bible study leader for younger children. Fairhart maintains a 4.0 grade point average, is in the National Honor Society, received the Quarterly Honors Award in 2011 for pre-calculus and Advanced Placement French and has served as a Junior Statesmen of America for three years. She is also the Associated Student Body treasurer. Athletically, Fairhart has participated in varsity track, varsity swimming, varsity cheerleading, competitive cheerleading and has been a top scorer in varsity gymnastics for four years. Fairhart has been a Sunday school teacher for three years and served breakfast for up to 300 homeless men in Seattle with her church. Additionally, she has been a mini cheer camp leader, a French tutor for firstand second-year students, and works part time teaching gymnastics to younger children.

C OLLEGE N EWS Student earns master’s degree from Saybrook University Pam Heeke, of Issaquah, received her Master of Arts degree in organizational systems: leadership and organization development on Jan. 22 from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. Heeke owns Philomena, a coaching and consulting company based in Renton. Heeke will teach at the artEAST Summer Workshops at the Hailstone Feed Store. Her classes include a Modern Day Muses one-day introductory workshop July 15 and Introduction to SoulCollage on Aug. 13.

Local students make deans’ lists 4The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2011 autumn quarter dean’s list. To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Issaquah: Abigail Blum, Jordan Cope, Elise Herman, Skylar

Jewett, Amy Kesselring, Jacob On, Madison Pflaumer, Spencer Phillips, Brian Stacy, Tara Walker and Turner Wiley Sammamish: Ashley Alleman, Laura Anderson, Alexandra Dorsey, Jeremiah Hinton, Aaron Lumpe, Ryan Nelson, Daniel Probus and Rebecca Russo 4Isabelle Chu, a freshman majoring in cell and developmental biology, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. Chu is the daughter of Lawrence and Janet Chu, of Bellevue.

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Rodger Eric Arndt


James Robert Hayes Sr.

Diane had 47 years to enjoy Rodger’s positive attitude and ready smile. Rodger was proud of being the third generation of the Pedegana family to attend Issaquah schools. At 21, he took over his father’s window cleaning business. Many of his customers he had for more than 20 years. They could marvel at his energy and enthusiasm for work. Many became his friends. His memorial will be May 6 at The Parlor Billiards and Spirits, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., third floor, at 2 p.m. He enjoyed playing there for years, and had worked part time in public relations. Any memorial gifts may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Rodger Eric Arndt was born March 25, 1964, and left us March 4, 2012, on a sunny Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. His nine-month battle with prostate canRodger Arndt cer was over and he was without pain. The last five weeks he spent in Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland — a wonderful, caring facility. His parents, William and Donna Arndt, and sisters Elaine and

Judy Bowman Judy Bowman, of Issaquah, passed away Thursday, March 15, at Harborview Medical Center surrounded by her son and loving husband. Judy Judy Bowman was 66 years of age. Judy was born July 24, 1945, in Longview, the daughter of Robert and Hulda Clapp. She was raised in North Bend and graduated from Mount Si High School. Judy moved to Issaquah in the early 1970s. She received a degree in law enforcement from then-Bellevue Community College in Bellevue. Judy worked many years as a legal secretary for different firms throughout the Northwest. Judy enjoyed helping others. She volunteered at the thenIssaquah Food Bank as well as the senior center in Issaquah. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Jim Bowman.

Lo Calhoon, 56, passed away March 17, 2012, at her home in Issaquah. She was born in Nakawaqa, Fiji. A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Mountain Creek Christian Fellowship, 205 Mountain Park Blvd.

Judy and Jim married in Hawaii on Oct. 4, 1992. They went on cruises, annual trips to Hawaii, and trips with friends and family. Judy loved the outdoors. You would find her on many warm days working in her garden or soaking up the rays. She also enjoyed riding her four-wheeler in the dunes at Moses Lake. Judy loved her family, friends and of course her cats. Judy would travel to Spokane often to see her grandchildren Michael and Katelyn. She would take them swimming and to breakfast at their hotel on many visits. Survivors include her husband Jim Bowman, her son Sean Prien, her stepson Jeff Bowman and her two grandchildren Michael and Katelyn. Judy was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Hulda Clapp and brother Gus Clapp. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home in Issaquah. Following the services, there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Bowman residence.

S.W. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassion House. For more information, call Flintoft’s Funeral Home. View the full obituary and online guest book at www.

Brian Greer 1955-2012

Brian, 56, died from cancer March 15, 2012, in Kirkland. Born in New York City to Glenn and Mary Lou Greer, Brian graduated from Sammamish High School, then-Bellevue Community College and the University of Washington. Brian owned Rightway Land-

Josephine May Kraft

scapes for 34 years. His faith in God and love for people were evident. Brian is survived by his wife of 37 years, Melinda; children April, Brian C. and Sarah; three granddaughters; parents; and brothers Gary and Robert Greer. A memorial was at Blakely Hall on March 24. See for information and online guest book.

ness with his four sons. It evolved into a successful construction company, J. R. Hayes and Sons, of Maple Valley. His work ethic was impeccable, so many people will remember his hot temper, but what a fun character, and he was a teacher to all who worked with him. After selling the business to his sons, he enjoyed retirement and was busy being creative, by rebuilding homes into boats, his love of boats, summering in Roche Harbor, fishing, and he could tell the best stories! We will celebrate his life with a memory of him rejoining the love of his life, his wife and the mother of his children, Venida. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

March 24, 1924 — March 9, 2012

Lo Calhoon

Born June 13, 1937 Passed March 20, 2012 James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Venida Hayes, and survived by his four sons, Jim Jr., Dan, Nick and John and their wives Linda, Stormy, Molly James Hayes Sr. and Leeanna, along with nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Jim worked for the Rowley family of Issaquah in the mid-1960s prior to starting a logging busi-

Jo was born in Danville, Ill. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1946. She met and married Howard D. Kraft (they later divorced) and who preceded her in death in 1997. Jo was noted to be the first woman to manage the financial affairs at the student union building at the Champaign/Urbana campus of the U of I. She is survived by her daughter

Denise S. Kraft, M.D.; sons Darrell K. Kraft, D.V.M., and Derrick S. Kraft; and grandchildren Nicole Kraft, Tim Kraft, Amy Seymour, Jeff Kraft, Brad Cogan and David Cogan; and great-grandchildren Gabriel Seymour, Nicolas Seymour and Jacob Kraft. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Providence Marianwood Nursing Home and the Alzheimer’s Society. The family thanks everyone for their support, thoughts and prayers.

Paul Norman Schrader Paul Norman Schrader, of Issaquah, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. Paul was born Dec. 7, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo., to Paul Schrader Norman and Mary Louise Schrader. He was raised in Lakewood, Colo., where he graduated from Lakewood High School. He later graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver. Paul married Ellen Sue Rosenberg on Oct. 28, 1978, in Denver. Paul’s careers included employment with Continental and American Airlines, and The Seattle Times before he retired. Paul moved his family to Issaquah in 1988.

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Paul had many hobbies and interests, but he especially enjoyed activities where he could spend time with his family, like coaching Little League and youth football. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Ellen Schrader, of Issaquah; and four sons, Benjamin, of New York, N.Y., Matthew, of Issaquah, Zachary, of Sacramento, Calif., and Kyle, of Issaquah. He is also survived by his brother Thomas Schrader, of Arvada, Colo., and numerous relatives and friends. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. His committal will be held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444. Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guestbook at

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age group and recalls selling the same dress to an 80-year-old woman and an 18-year-old. “It’s about being versatile and comfortable and making it your own with your accessories and your bag,” she said. Jodi Collins went into Parker’s store one day just to look around and quickly became a devoted customer. The designer’s fabrics work well for Collins, who travels often and always with her Lizzie Parker pieces stuffed into her carry-on — the only luggage she takes. “Lizzie is one of a kind — she takes time out to help me pick out the clothes I need for my trips,” Collins said. “I absolutely love her clothes, her fabrics, her style, her sense of humor, her honesty and, most of all, her willingness to make every woman look her best at any function.” Her big break? Parker’s fashions are being showcased, along with those of 13 other designers, on NBC’s “Fashion Star.” Hosted by Elle Macpherson, the show follows the contestants through various challenges as they compete for a multimilliondollar prize to launch their line nationally. Each week they will be advised by mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos and judged by buyers for Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Additionally, the day after each episode is aired the week’s winning design will be available for purchase at the three retail stores. “It’s about making clothing that America wants to wear. It’s not about making a dress out of grass or banana peels,” Parker said. “It’s about the business of fashion, which is one of the things that attracted me to it.” While the show was filmed over the course of several weeks


the three-year cycle of migrating downstream to the Puget Sound, and then return to spawn a new generation. Molnar expressed her gratitude to the local business owner who stepped up to sponsor the Salmon in the Classroom program at Apollo Elementary. Dylan’s PeePah and his MeeMah donated enough money to maintain the program at Clark Elementary, where Jerry attended school in the early 1960s. They both became involved with the program after reading about the $5.1 million shortfall in the state budget for education. “It’s important for kids to know that the salmon are an important part of the culture here


LIZZIE PARKER SCORES A ‘FASHION STAR’ DEAL Sammamish’s Lizzie Parker — one of two Seattle-area designers competing on “Fashion Star” — scored a clothing deal with Macy’s on the NBC reality-TV show’s first episode March 13. Parker’s asymmetrical, jersey tunics, featuring a single capelike sleeve, were a hit with Macy’s buyer Caprice Willard. A mass-market version of her design is now for sale for $79 at Parker owns and operates a shop named after herself at Gilman Village in Issaquah. this past summer, Parker is contractually obligated not to give anything away. But she did admit that her biggest competition on the show was herself. “You are really trying to be better than you were last week,” she said. “I have a store, two kids, a house … for me to go and only have to focus on design and really think about who I want to be was great.” It doesn’t look like life will be that straightforward anytime soon for Parker. When “Fashion Star” debuted, Parker attended the premiere party in New York City. Immediately after that she was set to fly to Los Angeles for Fashion Week, where she is presenting her new line. “Even though I didn’t have the most glamorous beginning I am excited to have my brand be more national,” Parker said. “Who gets to have this experience? It was great and I am thankful but you have to have fun and enjoy it — and I did.” After Los Angeles, Parker said she plans to focus more on her online exposure, which will include photographing her pieces in all sizes so customers will have an easier time deciding what’s best for them. in the Northwest,” Jerry Pearson said. “Today was our own little circle of life. There is so much we can learn from studying the life cycle of the salmon. “For example, it is always good to come home,” he said with a smile. Pearson and his grandson were joined on the blustery afternoon behind Pickering Barn by his wife Michele and Dylan’s father Sean Pearson. The elder Pearson remembered bailing hay on the Pickering property as a boy. He and Michele are partners in the legal firm Pearson Law on Snoqualmie Ridge. Dan Aznoff was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the toxic waste crisis in California. He is now a freelance writer who makes his home in Bellevue. Reach him at Comment at

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Coaching a community John Martin happy to take the helm of Liberty’s baseball squad

By Christina Lords Issaquah Press reporter While he always had an interest in the game, Liberty High School coach John Martin never anticipated he’d end up dedicating the past 20 or so years to coaching it. “What I really want to do is try to produce and mentor these kids so they’re leaders and young men coming out of the school first,” he said. “Baseball is really secondary. It’s a way to teach life skills, like teamwork, decision-making and ethics. I want to develop them as people first.”

Martin returns to Liberty after working for a three-year stint under coach Glen Walker, a former Liberty head coach himself, at Auburn Mountainview High School. “I’m kind of a local fixture,” Martin joked. “That’s part of the reason why I’m here. The environment I was at Mountainview was really good. Coach Walker is just a super good friend of mine, and I love working with him in baseball. Probably the only job that would have gotten me to come back to this area was this one.” Liberty High School athletic

director Stark Porter made the announcement in September that Martin was hired to be the Patriots’ new baseball coach. He replaces Steve Darnell, who directed Liberty to a 6-8 record last season. The Patriots were knocked out in the first round of the KingCo Conference 3A tournament in 2011. Martin was an assistant varsity coach at Liberty through the 2001 to 2008 seasons. He was on the staff when Liberty won its 3A state title — with the help of future Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, of the San Francisco

Giants — in 2003. Martin has also coached summer select baseball teams. “I’ve enjoyed being an assistant and learning as much as I can,” he said. “I’m a consummate learner from a number of people and sources. I hadn’t thought about head coaching, so when the opportunity came up to come back here and interview, I really had to think about what I really wanted to do.” Martin, who has lived in the BY GREG FARRAR

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John Martin, the new Liberty High School baseball coach, works his team in the gym while it’s snowing outside March 13 on the Patriots’ baseball field.

Tennis teams overcome challenges from weather to conference foes By Matt Carstens Issaquah Press reporter The high school girls tennis season in Western Washington starts for most youth athletes not on a court made of clay, concrete or grass, but in a gym. “The girls always get the crappy weather,” Issaquah head coach Shannon Small said. With most teams only getting a few outdoor practices, preparation time for the players and coaches is short. “We’ve had probably 14 or 15 practice days,” Liberty High School head coach Mike Salokas said. “And because of weather we’ve been able to be outside probably four. If we were having this interview a few days ago that would have been very different, because you would have asked me who my best players were and I would have told you who could run around the gym floor the most times.” For teams like Issaquah and Skyline, it’s even tougher when they have opening matches against foes like perennial powerhouse Newport. “We will meet Newport in the first week, which is not necessarily beneficial to us,” Skyline head coach Bettina Gehle said. “Usually, we play a little bit better at the end of the year, but we can’t change that.” With brighter weather on the horizon, all three teams look to surprise. As a matter of fact, some already have.


Inviting all-comers Above, Megan Chucka, Liberty High School junior, holds fourth place ahead of the rest of the 1,600-meter field during the Liberty Invitational Track and Field Meet March 24. Her time was a new personal record of 5 minutes, 21.9 seconds. Chucka finished fourth as well in the 3200 meters with a time of 12 minutes, 6.2 seconds. At right, Lauren Bruner, Issaquah High School junior, knocks down the last fence during her 100-meter hurdles race, finishing second with a time of 16.3 seconds. Bruner came back to win the 300-meter hurdles race in a time of 48.5 seconds.

A win for the ages If history and precedent had


anything to say about it, Issaquah would have lost to Newport on March 22. In fact, as long as Small has been the coach of Issaquah tennis, the Eagles have never beaten Newport, and neither has anyone else. “Basically, Newport has won KingCo for the six years I’ve been at Issaquah, and all I’ve heard is that they’ve won all the years before that as well,” Small said. In the past two years, Issaquah has finished second to Newport in conference play, each year by just one match. With a combination of Newport’s No. 3 singles player having quit and the Issaquah girls all having great matches, the Eagles were able to take the Knights down, 5-2. “It was pretty huge,” Small said. “The girls were excited, the fans were excited. [Newport] was, to say the least, shocked and awed. They didn’t expect it.” Small said that the news was so big in the tennis world they were receiving calls from coaches from Las Vegas and California to congratulate them. “What this means is that if my girls keep their heads on their shoulders, keep working, there is a possibility that we could win KingCo for the first year ever,” Small said. It also means a season’s worth of pressure not to lose.

“The parents go, ‘How do you feel after you won that match?’” Small said. “I say I feel more pressure than ever because I need to win the rest of the matches.” Despite losing two seniors, Small is bringing back five seniors, including Seattle University commit Dayna Bennett, who is Small’s No. 1 singles player. “We’ve got some pretty good kids on this team,” Small said. “We’ll see if their nerves get the best of them.” The up-and-coming star at Issaquah is freshman Kristin Cheung. Slotted in the three or four spot, Small looks for big things from her this year. “She’s got a little bit of the freshman nerves, but we’ll see where she is at the end of the season,” Small said. Small said she tries to coach her team with firm style with an emphasis on conditioning. “I make the girls work hard but try to do it with a sense of humor,” Small said. “They may not agree with that,” she said with a laugh. “They might not think I’m funny at all. They might think I’m some mean tyrant, I don’t know.” Mentally tough For a very talented, young Skyline squad of players, believing in themselves will be what coach Gehle will emphasize this season. We have “very, very new players,” Gehle said. “Lots of talent and hopefully we will see how strong they are mentally. That is probably the toughest part — to see how mentally strong they are on the court.” Despite their youth, Gehle said she wouldn’t be shocked if her team members surprised the league. “It will probably be a building year, but I can see how we could surprise some teams with our strength,” she said. “I have some experienced players that can help the younger players. We have a pretty good mix. We have a lot of juniors as well as a couple seniors, but mostly freshmen.”


Ali O’Daffer, of Skyline High School, chases a volley against Bellevue’s Karen Park on the way to winning the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-3.

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Paddling association picks Issaquah for annual event Issaquah girls lacrosse By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter The Northwest Paddling Association has tabbed Issaquah and Lake Sammamish State Park as the future location of its annual Paddling Festival. The event will feature paddling industry vendors, product demonstrations, kayak tours and more, according to the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce. The first event on Lake Sammamish is set for May 11-12. “The Northwest Paddling Festival found a perfect home here in the Issaquah area,” Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said in a

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press release. “Our community has quickly become a regional destination for outdoor enthusiasts, who travel here to enjoy our majestic Issaquah Alps, beautiful waterways and vibrant downtown.” “We are thrilled to welcome the Northwest Paddling Festival to Lake Sammamish,” Keith Niven, the city’s economic development

director, said in the release. “These events enhance our city’s economic vitality by not only bringing new visitors to town — who eat, sleep and shop here — but also support Issaquah’s growing reputation as a top outdoor destination.” Paddling association officials approached the city about moving the event from its previous home on Seattle’s Alki Beach, Phillip Morris, co-chairman of the Issaquah Tourism Committee and general manager of the Issaquah Motel 6, said in an interview. “We feel we are forming a longterm partnership,” he said, adding he expects the festival to return to Issaquah and become an annual

Lake Sammamish event. The association has met with the city and the Issaquah Chamber to help bring in local vendors and sponsors, Morris added. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people to the area from south of Tacoma to north of Vancouver, he said. The paddling association decided to move its festival to Lake Sammamish for a number of reasons. First, there is a larger area available for launching boats, Morris said. The launch area also is protected from strong winds. Morris further talked about the state park simply being a more intimate and secure setting than Alki Beach.

dominates Forest Ridge

Haley Mincin hit eight goals to lead Issaquah to a 22-3 girls high school lacrosse win over Forest Ridge on March 22 at Eastlake Community Field in Sammamish. The win elevated the Issaquah program, which draws students from across the Issaquah School District, to the best girls record in the state at 5-0. Issaquah got out of the gates early with a 12-1 first-half lead and continued to pull away from Forest Ridge in the second half

with 10 more goals. Mincin, a Skyline High School junior, also had an assist and three ground balls in the win. Issaquah freshman Suzie Emerson had four goals, and Skyline’s Jacqueline Marber and Robin Ringman each had a pair of goals. Delly Brennan, Nicole Durham and Lindsay Stone all scored for Forest Ridge. Issaquah (5-0-0) next faces Bellevue (3-0-0s) at 7 p.m. March 26 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.

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Prep boys baseball

KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division

Newport Skyline Eastlake Issaquah Redmond Crown Division

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League WL 20 11 11 11 11 02

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Woodinville Ballard Garfield Inglemoor Roosevelt Bothell March 19 games Garfield 7, Lake Washington 6 Roosevelt 12, Foster 2 Woodinville 18, Monroe 2 March 20 games Newport 4, Issaquah 3 Ballard 4, Garfield 2 Roosevelt 1, Bothell 0 Woodinville 13, Inglemoor 2 Eastlake 5, Redmond 0 March 22 games Eastlake 4, Issaquah 2 Skyline 4, Redmond 2 Garfield 5, Roosevelt 2 Inglemoor 9, Ballard 0 Woodinville 7, Bothell 1 March 23 games Richland 5, Skyline 4 Kamiakin 7, Skyline 6 Juanita 8, Eastlake 1 Ballard 4, Liberty 0 March 24 games Issaquah 7, Sedro-Woolley 1 Yelm 7, Garfield 4 Inglemoor 6, Monroe 0 Mercer Island 4, Bothell 2 Newport 8, Bellevue 2

Issaquah 3, Inglemoor 0 Inglemoor 00-0 Issaquah 30-3 Issaquah goals: Cooper Fry (Drew Tacher) 32:00; Jack Figg (un) 36:00; Alex Shane (Josh Lazar) 8:00. Shutout: Saif Kerawala. Skyline 3, Garfield 2 Garfield 02-2 Skyline 03-3 Skyline goals: Bradley Rustik (Cole Calabro) 65:00; Sean McDonald (Evan Botsch) 71:00; Ryan Shim (Cole Calabro) 76:00. Garfield goals: Brendon Eickleberg (un) 52:00; Stewart Renahan (un) 74:00.

Eastlake 4, Issaquah 2 Issaquah 002 001 0 - 3 5 4 Eastlake 200 000 2 - 4 4 2 W: Chen; L: Ethan Kalin; 2B: Brandon Mahovlich. Issaquah highlights: Mahovlich 2-4, 3 RBI. Skyline 4, Redmond 2 Redmond 000 001 2 - 2 2 0 Skyline 000 004 0 - 4 6 2 WP: Lunde; L: Lutz; SV: Kassuba; 2B Jim Sinatro, Brandon Fischer. Skyline Highlights: Matt Sinatro 2-4, RBI; Jim Sinatro 1-3, 2B; Connor Gilchrist 1-2, 2 RBI; Brandon Fischer 1-2, 2B, BB; Patrick Harrod 1-2, BB, R. Richland 5, Skyline 4 Skyline 103 000 0 - 4 6 3 Richland 020 101 1 - 5 6 2 W: Levi Brueske; L: Arthur Stromquist; 2B: Corbini Powers; 3B Nate Ruane; HR: Corey Morris. Skyline highlights: Corbin Powers 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Brandon Fischer 1-2, RBI, R, BB; Patrick Harrod 1-3, RBI. Kamiakin 7, Skyline 6 Skyline 000 100 5 - 6 8 1 Kamiakin 410 001 1 - 7 8 2 W: Jacob Valdez; L: Ryan Parks; 2B: Jesse Houser; 3B Michael Stewart. Skyline highlights: Michael Stewart 2-3, 3B; Matt Sinatro 1-2, 2 BB, R; Jack Valencia 1-2, 2B, 2 R. Issaquah 7, Sedro-Woolley 1 Sedro-Woolley 000 001 0 - 1 2 3 Issaquah 201 310 X - 7 11 1 W: Andrew Kemmerer; HR: Ethan Kalin. Issaquah highlights: Ethan Kalin 2-4, 3 RBI, HR; Blake Miller 3-3.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A

Juanita Bellevue Interlake Lake Washington Liberty Mercer Island Mount Si Sammamish March 19 games Graham-Kapowsin 6, Juanita 0 March 20 games Hazen 6, Liberty 2 Overlake 7, Sammamish 3 Interlake 2, Granite Falls 1 Marach 22 games Newport 4, Mercer Island 3 March 23 games Ballard 4, Liberty 0 March 24 games Mount Si 5, Kamiakin 4 Kennewick 4, Mount Si 0 Hazen 3, Juanita 0 Interlake 6, Port Angeles 2

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Prep boys soccer

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Flag rugby

4Issaquah Parks offers flag rugby for ages 7-14 from April 16 to May 21 Mondays, 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Issaquah Valley Elementary School. The activity is coed and noncontact. Register at 4Issaquah Parks offers fencing for ages 8-12 March 27 to June 5 Tuesdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Endeavor Elementary School. Class is taught by Washington Fencing Academy. No experience is needed to take class. Call 837-3300.

Season WLT 400 301 120 221 311 310 021 031


4Issaquah Parks offers bowling for people with disabilities, ages 13 and older, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays March 14 to May 2 at the Adventure Bowl in Snoqualmie. Call 837-3300.

March 20 games Mount Si 3, Liberty 2 interlake 6, Bellevue 2 Mercer Island 4, Lake Washington 0 Mount Si 3, Liberty 2 Sammamish 3, Juanita 1 March 23 games Bellevue 1, Liberty 0 Juanita 4, Mercer Island 1 Mount Si 1, Sammamish 0 Interlake 2, Lake Washington 0


4The Issaquah Soccer Club’s registration for tryouts is now open for Arsenal and Gunners teams. Registration for U6-U18 recreation is open April 1 to May 31 for the fall 2012 season. Go to

Mount Si 3, Liberty 2 Liberty 20-2 Mount Si 12-3 Liberty goals: Daniel Stockman (Josh Johnson) 6:00; Josh Johnson (un) 26:00. Mount Si goals: Matt Eichler (Aaron Baumgardner) 11:00; Cody Clearman (Alex Censullo) 54:00; Alex Censullo (Erik Stai) 71:00.


4June 25-27, Commuter Wrestling Camp at Skyline High School. Sammie Henson, assistant head wrestling coach at the University of Oklahoma, will be the featured coach. The camp is for wrestlers grades six through 12. Learn more or register for the camp at

Bellevue 1, Liberty 0 Liberty 00-0 Bellevue 01-1 Bellevue goal: Cutler Halverson (Mitch Johnson) 73:00.

KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division

Eastlake Issaquah Newport Redmond Skyline Crown Division

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Ballard Bothell Inglemoor Roosevelt Woodinville Garfield March 19 games Issaquah 7, Mount Rainier 1 Eastlake 8, Auburn 1 Roosevelt 9, Nathan Hale 3 Interlake 8, Newport 6 March 20 games Eastlake 20, Eastside Catholic 0 March 23 games Bellevue 14, Skyline 1 Juanita 11, Eastlake 1

Bellevue Juanita Lake Washington Interlake Liberty Mercer Island Mount Si Sammamish Other details are also available at

High School sports Baseball

4March 28: Issaquah at Redmond, 6 p.m.; Skyline at Newport, 4 p.m.; March 30: Skyline at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m.; April 2: Liberty at Interlake, 4:30 p.m.; April 3: Issaquah at Inglemoor, 7 p.m.; Skyline at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland), 3:45 p.m.; April 4: Garfield at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m.; Liberty at Lake Washington (Lee Johnson Field), 4:30 p.m. Fastpitch softball

4March 28: Skyline at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m.; Juanita at Liberty, 4:30 p.m.; Skyline at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m.; March 30: Newport at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m.; Eastlake at Skyline, 4 p.m.; April 2: Liberty at Sammamish, 4:30 p.m.; Skyline at Newport, 4:30 p.m.; April 3: Issaquah at Redmond, 5 p.m.; Skyline at Newport, 4:30 p.m. Girls golf

4March 27: Skyline at Garfield (Jefferson Park GC), 3:30 p.m.; March 28: Issaquah at Woodinville (Wayne GC), 3 p.m.; Bothell at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m.; Issaquah at Inglemoor (Inglewood GC), 3:30 p.m. Boys soccer

4March 27: Issaquah at Roosevelt (NEAC), 7:30 p.m.; Liberty at Sammamish, 7:30 p.m.; March 30: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m.; Liberty at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m.; Skyline at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m.; April 2: Issaquah at Eastside Catholic, 5:30 p.m.; April 3: Juanita at Liberty, 7:30 p.m.; Skyline at Ballard (Interbay), 7:30 p.m. Girls tennis

4March 27: Garfield at Skyline, 3:45 p.m.; Inglemoor at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m.; March 29: Skyline at Newport, 3:45 p.m.; Juanita at Liberty (Tibbetts Park), 3:45 p.m.; Issaquah at Eastlake, 3:45 p.m.; April 3: Skyline at Roosevelt, 3:45 p.m.; Issaquah at Bothell, 3:45 p.m. Track and Field

4March 29: Issaquah at Garfield, 4 p.m.; Liberty at Bellevue, 4 p.m.; Skyline at Newport, 4 p.m.; March 30: Skyline at Eastmont Invitational Boys lacrosse

4March 27: Mercer Island at Issaquah, 8 p.m.; March 28: Mukilteo at Skyline, 8 p.m.; Liberty at Overlake, 5 p.m.; March 30: Skyline at Northshore (Bothell), 7 p.m.; March 30: Issaquah at Bellevue, 8 p.m.; April 3: Skyline at Issaquah, 8 p.m.

March 20 games

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KingCo Conference 3A/2A

Ballard 4, Liberty 0 Ballard 001 110 1 - 4 8 0 Liberty 000 000 0 - 0 2 0 W: Paul Crane; L: Blake Reeve; 2B: Ben Welch; SB: Ben Welch. Ballard highlights: Ryan Kangas 2-4; Ben Welch 1-3, 2B, 2 R, SB.

Newport Redmond Roosevelt Inglemoor Issaquah Skyline Woodinville Ballard Eastlake Bothell Garfiled March 19 games Ballard 1, Bonney Lake 1 March 20 games Woodinville 2, Issaquah 1 Newport 1, Skyline 0

KingCo Conference 3A/2A League W L T Pts Interlake 2006 Mount Si 2006 Bellevue 1103 Juanita 1103 Mercer Island 1103 Sammamish 1103 Lake Washington 0200 Liberty 0200

Youth sports/activities


Issaquah 7, Mount Rainier 1 Mount Rainier 000 100 0 - 1 3 4 Issaquah 001 312 X - 7 10 2 Hitting highlights: Heather Benjamin 2-4, 2B; Brielle Bray 3-3, HR, 2 RBI, R; Traci Castonguay 2-4, 2B. Pitching highlights: Brielle Bray 6.3 IP, 3 H, R, 20 K, BB.

Hazen 6, Liberty 2 Hazen 210 002 1 - 6 9 1 Liberty 000 110 0 - 2 5 0 W: Jimmy Schmidt; L: Ben Wessel; Hazen highlights: Sam Cook 2-4, RBI, R.

League W L T Pts 2006 2006 2006 1103 1103 1103 1103 0100 0100 0200 0200

4 March 17 9 a.m., Little Si and Boulder Garden Trails, 5.8 miles, 1,580-foot elevation gain. Call 557-6554…March 18, noon, Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Loop, 5 miles, 600-foot elevation gain. Call 3922571… March 19, 11:30 a.m., Leader’s Choice Dogs Welcome, 3-5 miles, 500- to 900-foot elevation gain. Call 322-0990. Cascade Bicycle Club 4March 18, 10 a.m., Renton to Issaquah Coffee Run, 32 miles from Old Renton City Hall. Call 206-399-3221. Tennis 4Tennis and friends — Issaquah Parks program for people 50 and older at Tibbetts Valley Tennis Courts. Daily sessions from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 3698332. Volleyball 4Coed league — Issaquah Parks coed league for ages 18 and older is registering teams for its spring league. Call 837-3341.

Woodinville 2, Issaquah 1 Issaquah 10-1 11-2 Woodinville Issaquah goals: Alex Shane (un) 27:00. Woodinville goals: Lucas Reiller (Isaac Rolling) 20:00; Isaac Rolling (Callan Burrell) (AJ Fazzio) 86:00.

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March 19 games Inglemoor 14, Enumclaw 2 March 20 games Lake Washington 12, Interlake 0 Juanita 16, Mercer Island 0 Bellevue 12, Sammamish 1 March 21 games Bothell 4, Liberty 3 Newport 7, Roosevelt 0 Mount Si 6, Inglemoor 5 Woodinville 11, Monroe 4 Eastlake 8, Kamiak 7 March 22 games Liberty 20, Mercer Island 10 Mount Si 6, Lake Washington 3 Juanita 10, Bellevue 0 Interlake 15, Sammamish 1 March 23 games Inglemoor 11, Liberty 10 Mercer Island 5, Garfield 1 Liberty 20, Mercer Island 10 Liberty 358 40 - 20 Mercer Island 406 00 - 10 Liberty Highlights: WP: Joshlynn Wolf; Ana Faoro 3-4, Liza Van Kamp 3-3.



Issaquah Alps Trail Club

Newport 1, Skyline 0 Newport 01-1 Skyline 00-0 Newport goals: Sean Tan (un) 78:00.

Newport 4, Issaquah 3 Newport 000 101 2 - 4 4 1 Issaquah 200 000 1 - 3 4 6 W: Billy Sahlinger; L: Justin Vernia ; SV: Aaron Sandefur. 2B: Blake Jones, Ethan Kalin, Ryan Guiberson. Issaquah highlights: Blake Jones 3-4, 2B; Ethan Kalin 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Ryan Guiberson 3-4, 2B, RBI.

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Adult sports

Inglemoor 5, Bothell 3 Roosevelt 4, Garfield 1 Redmond 3, Eastlake 2 March 21 games O’Dea 2, Ballard 0 March 22 games Roosevelt 1, Woodinville 0 March 23 games Issaquah 3, Inglemoor 0 Skyline 3, Garfield 2 Newport 1, Ballard 0 Redmond 2, Bothell 0

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Inglemoor 11, Liberty 10 Liberty 330 004 0 - 10 7 2 Inglemoor 003 303 2 - 11 10 2 W: Alyson Harrington; L: Joshlynn Wolff. 2B: Lauren Brown, Shelby Johnson (2), Bella Montoya, Izzy Riddle; 3B: Joshlynn Wolff; HR: Lauren Brown. Liberty Highlights: Taylor Welk 2-4, R; Joshlynn Wolff 1-3, 3B.

Prep girls tennis

KingCo Conference 4A March 22 matches Issaquah 5, Newport 2 Singles — Angela Chen, NP, beat Regina Darahovaki, 0-6, 1-6; Amie Vo, NP, beat Molly Shade 0-6, 0-6; Sabrina Barnett, Iss, beat Allison Lee 6-3, 6-1; Kristin Cheung, Iss, beat Stephanie Lim 6-3, 6-2. Doubles -- Sam Garrard-Kelsey Wilson, Iss, beat Jane Choi-Emily Chen 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Dayna BennettJenny Thompson, Iss, beat Amy Yuan-Kristi Nasu 6-1, 6-0; Rachel Gonchar-Halle Gordan, Iss, beat Ashley Sun-Erica Hsia 6-2, 6-4. Issaquah 5, Garfield 2 Singles — Fiona Cerf, GF, beat Dayna Bennett 4-6, 4-6; Alexia Fife, GF, beat Regina Darahovaki 0-6, 3-9; Kristin Cheung, Iss, beat Arina Abbott 6-0, 6-0; Jenny Thomson, Iss, beat Sophie Manum 6-2, 6-0. Doubles -- Sam Garrard-Kelsey Wilson, Iss, beat Lauren Schechter-Celine Steinback 6-3, 6-0; Halle Gordon-Rachal Gonchar, Iss, beat Natalie Sharp, Clair Baker 6-2, 6-1; Molly Shade-Sabrina Barnett, Iss, beat Jessica Markowitz-Linh Huynh 6-3, 6-0. KingCo Conference 3A/2A March 22 match Lake Washington 6, Liberty 1 Singles — Jess Lund, LW, beat Jenny Adams, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Jelena Aleksor, LW, beat Sadie Demme, 6-1, 6-4; Kristy Braunston, LI, beat Joyce Lin, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Amanda Levine, LW, beat Julie Do, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles — Chloe Nash-Taylor Lipking, LW, beat Annie Trumbull-Noelle Rauschendouer, 6-1, 6-2; Kim Koshman-Mary Nelson, LW, beat Hannah Ho-StutiSulgaonrar, 6-2, 6-1; Shada Shomali-Marissa Kirk, LW, beat Kim Lee-Lamiya Kazi, 6-1, 6-2.

Prep girls golf

KingCo Conference 4A March 19 match Eastlake 254, Issaquah 236 At Snoqualmie Falls GC, par 36 Medalist: Mersadie Tallman (Iss) 34 Issaquah Scores: Elin Skaardal 47, Cassie Chan 52, Hanna Choi 58. March 20 matches Newport 224, Skyline 282 Medalist: Marianne Li (New) 37. Skyline scores: Bryalynn Vowels 50. March 22 matches Redmond 245, Issaquah 297 At Bear Creek Country Club Medalist: Keira O’Hearn (Red) 42. Issaquah scores: Tallman 46. Inglemoor 293, Skyline 298 At Plateau GC Medalist: Ellie Tillotson (Ing) 50. Skyline scores: Bryalynn Vowles 59, Layla Hiramoto 59.

Prep boys lacrosse

Washington Lacross Association Division I

Issaquah 18, Sammamish 2 Issaquah 4 9 4 1 -- 18 Sammamish 1 1 0 0 -- 2 Statistics: Matt O’Neill, IS, 6 goals, 4 assists; Duncan Hamilton, IS, 4 goals, 2 assists; Derek Deyoung, IS, 2 goals, 1 assist; Cole Lindor, IS, 1 goal, 6 ground balls; O’Neil Hughes, IS, 1 save; Cooper Horton, S, 1 goal; Michael Caliboso, S, 1 goal; Morgan White, S, 8 saves. March 21 games Skyline 11, Woodinville 9 Skyline 1 3 4 3 – 11 Woodinville 4 1 1 3–9 Statistics: Brian Benz, S, 4 goals; Max Saffle, S, 3 goals, 4 assists; Jack Pruitt, S, 2 goals, 3 assists; Ian Anderson, 1 goal; Tristan Miller, S, 1 goal; Kyle Kuberski, S, 10 saves; Jack Goldman, W, 4 goals, 1 assist; Daniel McKee, W, 3 goals; Ethan Vastbinder, W, 1 goal; Jesse Brown, W, 1 goal; Dalton Combs, W, 9 saves. March 23 games Skyline 13, Palo Verde 12 Skyline 11, Jesuit 9 March 24 games Issaquah 10, Palo Verde 10 Division II March 21 games Redmond 7, Liberty 5 Statistics: Harrison Stankey, R, 3 goals, 7 ground balls; Austin Smith, R, 4 saves; Jeffrey Arnevick, L, 1 goal, 7 ground balls; Peter Disney, R, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Nate Jarvis, L, 1 goal, 1 assist; Wyatt Johnson, L, 1 goal, 13 ground balls; Ian Tidwell, L, 1 goal; Alex Batali, L, 5 ground balls; Roland Deex, L, 7 saves.

Prep girls lacrosse

Washington Lacross Association March 21 games

Issaquah 19, Bellarmine Prep 1 Statistics: Katie Bucy, IS, 6 goals, 2 draw controls; Haley Mincin, IS, 6 goals, 2 draw controls; Suzie Emerson, IS, 2 goals, 2 assists, 1 ground ball; Robin ringman, IS, 2 goals, 1 ground balls; Kathleen Adkins, IS, 1 goal; Kamy Brandt, IS, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; jacqueline Marber, IS, 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Laura Voss, IS, 3 saves; Katie Transue, BP, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Elizabeth Cranstoun, BP, 3 ground balls; Charlie Cisakowski, BP, 5 saves. March 22 games Issaquah 22, Forest Ridge 3 Issaquah 12 10 -- 22 Forest Ridge 1 2 -- 3 Statistics: Haley Mincin, IS, 8 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls; Suzie Emerson, IS, 4 goals, 1 assist, 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover, 7 draw controls; Jacqueline Marber, IS, 2 goals, 2 assists; Robin Ringman, IS, 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Laura Voss, IS, 9 saves; Kelly Brennan, R, 1 goal, 7 draw controls; Nicole Durham, FR, 1 goal, 1 draw control; Lindsay Stone, FR, 1 goal, 2 ground balls; Ryan Riley, FR, 1 save; Dana Casterella, FR, 2 saves.

Prep boys track & field

March 22 games Liberty 110, Sammamish 33 Shot put — D. Solly, L, 37-9.5. Discus — D. Solly,


Dayna Bennett, of Issaquah High School, wins a 2011 singles match against Liberty High School.


The mental side of tennis is a big part of Gehle’s coaching philosophy. She said that if a player isn’t strong mentally, it could get in the way of a player’s natural skills. “You need to be in a way very confident when you are new and young and playing high school varsity,” she said. “You are usually a little bit more nervous and mentally that is not very beneficial to your skills. So we are working on that quite a bit, on the mental part this year. We will see how well they perform, how they can apply their skills in the match situations. They have some of those skills in practice, but we’ll see how those translate to the matches.” Gehle sees Newport and Woodinville as forces in the league this year, and while she always has high expectations for her team, she emphasizes her team must get over their freshman jitters if they expect to compete with the elite teams. Exciting time for Liberty According to Salokas, most of his students’ tennis racquets only see the light of day during the tennis season. “Our Liberty kids play other sports and are involved in a tremendous amount of activity,” Salokas said. “So for most of them, the day of the first practice they take their racquets out of their closet, and then after our awards banquet when the tournaments are complete, the racquets go back in the closets. Not with all of them, but with most of them.” This year is an exception for Sa-


area since 1978, had two children go through the Liberty athletic program, including his son, Troy, who signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2005. “Liberty High School is my community,” Martin said. “It’s where I’ve been affiliated with as a parent, as a coach and as a fan since the mid ‘90s. I appreciate a lot of people in this community.” Liberty’s seniors on the team were freshmen the last time Martin was around, and he said he’s ready to tackle new challenges with a new team. “The kids are all new to me, but the surroundings and the administration is familiar,” he said. “Short-term goals for me include installing a little bit of a different system than what everybody is probably used to and get everyone on the same page as a team so we can get a rhythm going.”

L, 112-0. Javelin — T. Merritt, L, 154-7. High jump — J. Bergmann, L, 5-4. Long jump — J. Gordon, L, 22-4. Triple jump — J. Gordon, L, 41-9. Pole vault — H. Noel, L, 10-6. 110 hurdles — Buckels, S, 17.7. 300 hurdles — J. Bergmann, L, 43.4. 100 — J. Gordon, L, 11.1. 200 — J. Gordon, L, 22.7. 400 — A. Lee, S, 55.4. 800 — H. Redman, L, 2:02.7. 1,600 — T. Westenbrook, L, 4:49.6. 3,200 — T. Westenbrook, L, 10:36.5. 400 relay — Sammamish 46.5. 1,600 relay — Liberty 3:43.4.

March 24 meets Liberty Invitational Tahoma 181.5, Liberty 112, White River 110, Issaquah 64, Newport 62.5, Thomas Jefferson 55, Mount Rainier 49.5, Kingston 20.5. 1600R -- 2 Liberty 03:34.1; 3 Issaquah 03:35.8. 200 -- 1, Gordon Josh, (Lib), 11.4; 400 -- 2, Kenny Norton, (Iss), 52.5; JT — 2, Trevor Merritt, (Lib) 165; HJ — 2, Ray Littles, (Iss) 5’6’’; 2, Joeseph Bergmann, (Lib), 5’6’’. 800 — 1, Hiron Redman, (Lib), 02:03.0. 3200 — 2, Tyler Westenbroek, (Lib), 10:07.4. 110H — 3, Joey Domek, (iss), 17.6. LJ — 1, Joshua Gordon, (Lib), 21’8”.

lokas, who has several players that play competitively year round. “This year, I’m happy to say I have probably four or five maybe even six players that actually play tennis more than just in our regular season,” he said. “And for me this is exciting.” Some of Salokas’ key players this year include sophomore Jenny Adams, freshman Sady Demme and junior Kristey Broanston. Adams played last year. “She was one of the players I knew was going to be an upand-comer last year, so I had her compete in the KingCo tournament,” Salokas said. “I think that experience really helped Jenny in the off-season, because competing against the better players in our league gave her a chance to see not only where she was last year, but what she needed to do to prepare for this year.” Salokas said he is thrilled with how Adams has come into camp this year and he has given her the No. 1 position on the team. Demme is one of the rare freshmen on the Liberty squad who has played competitively prior to high school. “It is great to have someone as a freshman who is familiar with the game of tennis,” Salokas said. “She has pretty solid groundstrokes, and knows the game. I’m elated with having Sady on our team this year.” Demme and Adams, along with Broanston, will form the core of a team that Salokas said he has much higher expectations of than his teams in previous years. “I think since we have three good players, they’re going to be able to challenge each other,” he said, “obviously at practice every day and when we play our matches, and that’s a situation where I haven’t had that luxury in the past.”

He said he views the team’s strong pitching staff and defense as this year’s squad key to success, but for the long term, instilling positive life skills will be what makes the program a success throughout his time at the helm. “From a baseball standpoint, it’s not really about execution, because different people have different skill sets,” he said. “God made some of us one thing and some of us another. The real goal is to teach the kids work ethic and commitment, hard work, teamwork and those sort of intangible things that make a team a team.” As a site facilities manager at The Boeing Co. for the past 26 years, Martin said taking on a leadership role within the team felt like a natural next step. “I’ve been an assistant for 12 years, so for me, it’s like, ‘Do you want the additional load of being the full-grown leader?’” he said. “In my regular job, that’s what I do: I lead teams of people. I’d love to lead the kids in my local community and see if I can make a difference.”

TJ — 1, Joshua Gordon, (Lib), 42’7”.

Prep girls track & field March 22 games

March 24 meets Liberty Invitational Tahoma 161, Issaquah 150, Liberty 123, Thomas Jefferson 80, Newport 67, White River 65, Mt. Rainier 31, Kingston 20. 100H — Lauren Bruner, (Iss), 16.3. 300H — Lauren Bruner , (Iss), 48.5. JT — 2, Emily Pestl-Dimmitt, (Lib) 106’8; 3, Anna Frodsham, (Lib) 106’6. 100— 3, McKenna Hogan, (Iss), 13.2. 200 — 1, Gabrielle Gevers, (Iss), 26.4; 2, Elizabeth Ryker, (Lib), 26.5. PV — 1, Eva Perry, (Iss), 10’0. LJ — 1, McKenna Hogan, (Iss), 16’ 9.25. TJ — 3, McKenna Hogan, (Iss), 34’ 6.25 400 — 3, Madison Callan, (Iss) 01:01.7. 800 — 2, Megan Larson, (Lib), 02:24.2. 3200 — 3, Ellie Clawson (Iss), 11:59.1.

The Issaquah Press section by teens, for teens, about teens

By Kim Bussing Issaquah High School


The Hot List

Movie: ‘The Hunger Games’

Suzanne Collins’ first novel in the three-book series debuted on the silver screen March 23, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark. The movie takes place in a futuristic North America, where society is divided into 12 districts governed by the Capitol, a sadistic government that annually forces two teens from each district to fight to the death in the Hunger Games. The film brews with romance, action and the struggle of Katniss as she is faced with a brutal decision: kill or be killed.

4 Book: ‘When the de la Cruz Family Danced’ By Donna Miscolta

Donna Miscolta’s debut, “When the de la Cruz Family Danced,” spans several decades and experiences as Johnny de la Cruz faces the consequences of one impetuous encounter from years past. He is confronted by the now-grown son of his ex-lover and the already tumultuous relationship between him, his wife and three daughters is strained as Winston Piña installs himself among the de la Cruzes. The concept of family, the trials of a man caught between two worlds and the delicate subtleties of love are brought into question in Miscolta’s story. This is a lazy day, feel-good book.


Music: ‘California 37’ By Train

Train has been an established part of music culture since 1998 and has further solidified its popularity in recent years with hits like “Marry You” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” Having a fan base that stretches across generations has allowed Train to outlast the scores of bands and artists that have succumbed to the rapidly changing music scene. On April 17, the band releases its sixth album, “California 37.” Singles, including “Drive By,” have been released and are on the top 10 charts.

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Reid Malmquist is the king of ventures When it comes to entrepreneurship, Reid Malmquist is king. Before the tender age of 17, Malmquist has launched more businesses than Iman Baghai most people Issaquah do in a lifetime — and High School he’s been successful. Malmquist does an array of things that include website design, programming and photography. Malmquist’s first venture was Voomo, a social networking site. A friend and Malmquist developed the site and then realized they didn’t have the capacity to truly get it to where they wanted it. They sold it for more than $500. Malmquist also created a company called XBOX BOOST, a business that worked to repair Xboxes and Xbox parts. That project raked in more than $1,000. Malmquist is currently pursuing one of his passions — photography. He developed Studio Illuminate and his aspirations are to “develop it into a professional photography studio in order to be able to take wedding pictures and senior portraits on the side.” His portfolio already includes both of those types of pictures. The budding entrepreneur has other programming dreams that have been put on the back burner. He maintains a very mature and inspiring attitude as he explains his motives. “I want to develop every idea I have and try my very best to see success, not as money but to know I changed the world and had an impact,” he said.

Students get inventive Tessa Smith starts hairy idea — Tessa Ties

Karan Sunil makes custom footwear

Connor Creswell collects cool kicks

Liberty High School senior Tessa Smith, like many other high school students, is too busy to get a job. But she still found a way to make money — by starting and Hannah Grandine running her Liberty High own hair tie School business, Tessa Ties, out of her own house, with the help of her mother. The idea for Smith’s business came about after Derek Andrews in Bellevue, a popular place for girls and women to buy elastic hair ribbons, closed. “I thought, ‘Well, where is everyone going to get their hair ties now?’” Smith said. “Then my mom and I had the idea to just start making them and selling them ourselves.” From there, the business took off, and Smith sells to individuals and local businesses regularly. “They look like little ribbons in your hair,” Smith said. “They’re just great for anything.” Although success has been found, there can always be more. Smith’s future plans for the business are to “start a website, gain momentum and get more stores to buy hair ties.” Running a business is also rewarding for Smith in ways unrelated to profits. She said that it is fun and a great way to relieve stress. Look for Tessa Ties on Facebook at www.facebook. com/pages/Tessa-TiesTTs/250872858317148?ref=ts.

Skyline High School junior Karan Sunil has taken his artistic inclinations to a new level. Karan is the owner of Emerald Crown Custom Footwear, which produces personalized Sampurna Basu Skyline High shoes from either preset or School specially made designs. “I have always liked to draw,” Karan said, “but I wanted to try a unique, new medium. I also like to collect cool shoes so I decided to combine the two.” His first pair of custom shoes were Seattle-themed with the Space Needle. As more students became interested in purchasing his footwear, Karan decided to take the next step. “My favorite part of running a business is the freedom of being my own boss,” he said. In summer, he paints as many as eight pairs of shoes per month; that drops to one or two during the school year. The challenge for Karan is meeting deadlines and finding new customers. “I don’t personally like to do the advertising, so I hire friends to promote my shoes,” he said Karan. Karan said his favorite part of the entire process is when “a pair of shoes turns out just right.” A recent pair of Nike Dunks had Michael Jordan dunking a basketball on the side. Karan does all types of designs and shoe brands. He said he hopes to grow his business throughout his time in high school.

Eastside Catholic High School senior Connor Creswell goes above and beyond the requirements of community service to help those in need. Connor first Katie Sutherland got involved Eastside Catholic working with Treehouse, a High School local organization for foster kids, when he was in the eighth grade. While volunteering, Connor noticed that very few shoes were being donated. “I knew that I had to do something to fix this problem,” Connor said. He took the initiative by creating his own charity, called Cool Kicks, which collects new and gently used footwear for foster kids in the Seattle area. Since he began the charity, more than 20 local organizations have collaborated with Cool Kicks. “Schools, churches and stores have approached me because they heard about the cause and want to become involved,” Connor said. All of his hard work and organization has paid off — Cool Kicks has had numerous successful fundraisers, has been featured on the TV show “Evening Magazine” and has collected more than 2,000 pairs of shoes for foster children. Although he’s only 18, Connor is business savvy and compassionate for those in need, and it has helped him create a charity that is worthwhile.

Can all work hard and succeed? External factors can’t bar success “Work hard and you will succeed” is the ageold saying that young children are taught to live by as soon as they start school. But is it really true? It is and it Olivia Spokoiny isn’t. Society’s Skyline High idea of success School is rigid. We are taught to go to school, take hard courses, challenge ourselves, get a job and persevere through life’s inevitable obstacles. After high school, we are expected to go to a four-year college and establish a career path right away. We are told that you can be whatever you want to be as long as you push yourself to the limit. For some, the pressure becomes a burden that is hard to

bear. The truth is, not everybody starts at the same place, and not everybody has to put in the same amount of effort to achieve his or her goals. We are not taught that how much you have and where you come from matters. Whether we like it or not, the system is not entirely equal. In this day and age, higher education isn’t cheap. The price of college is high and climbing. Without college, it becomes incredibly difficult to get a job and live a comfortable lifestyle. When people lack resources, they view success as something that is almost impossible to attain. It is a vicious cycle, and that is the reason that the system remains unequal. Society does not tell us that success is not the same for everyone, and that it cannot be so easily defined.

As a girl living on the plateau, I have often heard that our affluent surroundings are why students in this area excel in their studies. While I am infinitely grateful for my fortunate circumstances, I also believe that with the right attitude, external factors cannot bar a person from achieving success. This philosophy is largely a result of my own personal experiences, as I grew up in Queens, by no means an affluent neighborhood situated in New York City. I have no recollection of growing up with the resources that the Issaquah School District provides me with today; my teachers wrote on blackboards in chalk and our school library was a tiny room near the entrance of the school. What I do remember, and what I find most important still today, is the sense of work ethic


and a love for learning that my mother instilled in me from a very young age. I didn’t have a computer at home, so I went to the library with her every weekend. While Lee Xie she worked, Skyline High I spent hours School reading, taking advantage of the fact that this knowledge was free and available to all whom wished to receive it. When my family’s circumstances became better, we moved to Issaquah, where I started second grade in a much different environment. But although I was provided with better resources, my academic success still stemmed from one thing: the can-do attitude I developed during my time in New York.


“I like to sit down and watch the games with my family. We eat pizza and cheer on our favorite team, Carolina!” Mercedes Thompson, senior

“My dad’s a Kentucky alum! Go Wildcats!”

Macie Hudson, junior

Issaquah High School “I love part to take part in competitive brackets with my friends. It is just fun to watch all the games and be part of the excitement.” Jude Tunyi, junior

“I watch all the games with my friends, and root for the underdog!”

Lacey Westman, junior

Liberty High School

“Instead of going mad watching basketball, I ride my pony!”

Lilia Haberman, sophomore

“I like to watch people stressing over their brackets.” Luke Duschl, senior

Skyline High School “I make a bracket with all of the 64 teams! March Madness is the one time of year where I get to pretend to be interested in college basketball (haha), but the environment and all of the debates about it make it super fun!” Eric Thies, senior

beautiful morning The sun rising at Harriman Park peeks through the clouds. BY LAUREN BRUNS

“I enter a big bracket with all my family and friends. It gets really competitive!”

Molly Mounsey, sophomore

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MARCH Village Theatre presents “It Shoulda Been You,” through April 22, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $22 to $62, 392-2202

“Harold and the Color Purple: An Intergenerational Exhibition of Creativity,” featuring art by area students and residents of University House, through Aug. 7, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road

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Book signing for Theresa Callahan, author of “Managing For Performance: Building Accountability for Team Success,” 7-9 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

Northwest Art Alliance presents the 24th annual spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show, featuring Issaquah artists, in Hangar 30 in Seattle’s Magnuson Park through April 1. Tickets are $5 in advance at or $7 at the door. Children younger than 12 are free. Stephanie Porter Jazz Quartet, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600 Tony Mamon Group, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella


Brooks Giles Quartet, 7:309:30 p.m., Amante Jazz Night, 7-9:30 p.m. Liberty High School, 16655 S.E. 136th St., 837-4885

Ventura Highway Revisited, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella

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APRIL Tribute Tuesdays: Silver, Blue & Gold, featuring the music of Bad Company, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Amante Open Mic Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Field of Champions, 385 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-4850 Troy Shaw, 6-10 p.m., Vino Bella



FOOD Longtime chef Lynn Rehn rolls out food truck

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Lynn Rehn is poised to turn the phrase “fast food” inside out. The popular caterer and longtime local chef is ready to roll out a food truck to serve sliders, chili and a side of sass. Double D Clam Chowder, anyone? The mobile operation for Rehn’s My Chef Lynn outfit is the latest endeavor for the former Sweet Addition head chef. Rehn plans to join the food trucks each summer Saturday at the Issaquah Farmers Market. The truck could also stop at the Fremont Sunday Street Market. The idea for a food truck started to coalesce after Rehn and husband Tony, general manager at Evergreen Ford in Issaquah, caught episodes of “The Great Food Truck Race” — a Food Network cross-country competition among mobile kitchens. “I looked at Tony and said, ‘That would be a cool gig,’” Rehn recalled. (“The Great Food Truck Race” debuted in August 2010 at about the same time the national fervor for food trucks accelerated into gear.) Rehn, eager to capitalize on the craze for the mobile kitchens, embarked on a long process to turn the food truck from clever concept to gasoline-fueled fruition. The search for a truck started soon after. The right rig appeared after Olson’s Tack owners traded a former mobile tack shop in for another truck at Evergreen Ford. “What is the perfect marriage but of a car dealer and a chef?” Rehn said. The truck needed extensive changes to re-emerge as the black-red-and-yellow My Chef Lynn rig. The vanity license plate reads “MY CHEF.” The chef behind the wheel spent a year searching for the right brioche bun to use for sliders. In the end, a soft brioche bun from a Seattle bakery emerged as a perfect fit for the beef, pork and lamb sliders Rehn


Lynn Rehn stands beside her My Chef Lynn food truck, advertising its ‘fast, fresh, fabulous’ sliders, soups and salads, featuring items from Issaquah businesses Fischer Meats and Boehm’s Candies. plans to serve. Rehn used techniques and tricks learned in kitchens for white-tablecloth establishments to create the menu and the strategy for the truck. She also turned to social media tools — Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and Twitter — to build buzz for the truck. Despite the emphasis on the mobile kitchen itself, food remains the top attraction. The menu borrows ingredients and techniques from cuisines around the United States and the globe. Southern barbecue traditions influence the smoked pork and smoked brisket sliders, plus the smoked chicken thighs Rehn offers. Southeast Asia stars in a lamb slider gilded in cilantro, Srichacha and other accoutrements. The menu also includes instant pho, another nod to Southeast Asia. Patrons can add smoked brisket to the broth for “the only smoked meat pho you can get,” Rehn boasted. The meat comes from Fischer Meats in downtown Issaquah. Dessert is chocolate from the iconic Boehm’s Candies factory in Issaquah. Rehn, rendered on the truck exterior in a pretty-asa-Barbie-doll avatar, mans the kitchen inside dressed in a custom black chef’s jacket. The setup is more simi-

WHAT TO KNOW Learn more about Lynn Rehn’s My Chef Lynn food truck at Find My Chef Lynn on Facebook at and on Twitter a

lar to a kitchen at a landlocked restaurant, rather than the claustrophobic quarters inside many food trucks. The commissary at the Fall City Roadhouse serves as a preparation station for the My Chef Lynn rig. The food truck is another extension of deep involvement in the community for Rehn, a DownTown Issaquah Association board member and frequent contributor to local events. Rehn considers the food truck a mobile billboard for Issaquah — a reason she spent months perfecting the concept, design and menu. Logos for Boehm’s Candies and Fischer Meats appear on the truck exterior. “We didn’t want to rush anything,” she said. “We wanted to do it right.”

Issaquah artist debuts new works at Best of Northwest By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter

Creme Tangerine, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Amante

Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk, 5-6 p.m., various locations including Confetti Cupcakes, Village Theatre, artbyfire, Illuminate, Museo Art Academy, artEAST Art Center and Thrive with music at Vino Bella and open mic at Mills Music. Tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Call 391-1112.

Meet author Bonny Becker at Costco Bonny Becker is due to sign “The Sniffles for Bear” — the latest book from the Seattle author — at Costco. Fans can meet Becker at the local warehouse, 1801 10th Ave. N.W., from 2-3:30 p.m. March 31. The title is the latest offering in Becker’s the Mouse and Bear series. In the book, Bear has a terrible cold. Mouse stops by cheer up Bear, but Bear worries tiny Mouse does not appreciate the gravity of the situation.

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Issaquah resident Alison Supple works on a clay creation, which may be featured with her other completed works at the 24th Annual Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show March 30.

Alison Supple had officially retired. But she soon discovered that after 30 years in the creative arts, it’s a little hard to kill that bug. So just five years after walking away from a successful glass art business, she’s back, sharing her first love — ceramics — with a new audience at the 24th annual Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show March 30. Although Supple has participated in the show in the past, this go-around is based solely on the merits of her new work and not on name recognition. “It was the first place I applied to with my new pottery line and new married name,” said Supple, formerly known as Alison Baker. “So when they accepted my new clay work, it was really cool.” The art show features more than 100 established and up-and-coming artists and craftspeople who have designed everything including jewelry, clothing, paintings and garden art. Supple is one of four Issaquah-area artists participating in the show, along with Oluf Nielsen, Miska Salemann and Tracy Vaughn. Supple will set up a 10by-10 booth and feature about 100 of her pieces, all one of a kind. She said

some people might be surprised to learn where she gets the ideas for her pottery designs. “I swim laps at the pool. It’s pretty boring,” she said. “So I design whole pots in my head while I’m swimming.” Supple is really anticipating this smaller approach to her artwork. No longer is there a big, brick storefront. Just her main studio in Bothell and a small space in her Issaquah home for touchup work. “At one point, the glass work my partner and I designed were in 350 stores,” Supple said. “But I stopped being an artist after a while, worrying too much about the business.” When her partner had a near fatal staph infection, they both stepped away from the business after 15 years. But about a year and a half ago, after Alison got married to Dave Supple, the creativity bug’s bite was leaving an itch she needed to scratch. It flowed in her blood, after all, since her mother was also a successful painter. But how did her newly betrothed feel about her reentering the artesian arena? “He’s told me, ‘You create what you bloody well want and don’t worry about what the world wants,’” Supple said. “It gives me license to do whatever I want.” And what she wants is to get her new work out there, little by little. She’s al-

IF YOU GO The Northwest Art Alliance’s 24th annual spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show 410 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30-31 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 4Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle 4Tickets are $5 in advance at or $7 at the door; children younger than 12 are free.

ready been accepted to two other shows and she imagines a booth at Salmon Days as being perfect for her new direction. In the meantime, she recommends people head to Magnuson Park, and not just to solely enjoy her work. “Come and see the entire show,” she said. “Life’s short. You’ll get to greet and talk with a lot of great artists and get their view on life.” David Hayes: 392-6434, ext. 237, or dhayes@ Comment at


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