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By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Officials said a Seattle police officer arrested in a drug investigation early Jan. 5 died at a Seattle hospital hours later from a selfinflicted gunshot wound. Seattle police said Richard F. Nelson, 50, of Issaquah, was suspected of using crack cocaine, possibly drugs stolen from case evidence. Nelson died at Harborview Medical Center late the afternoon of Jan. 5. Police booked Nelson into the King County Jail just after 4 a.m. that day and released on him on personal recognizance about 30 minutes later — a normal procedure for first-time drug offenders in King County. At about 11 a.m., as Seattle Police Chief John Diaz prepared to address journalists about the case, Eastside Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound near a North Bend-area trailhead. Crews responded to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail and rushed the man to Seattle for treatment. Seattle police officials said Nelson left behind a wife and two teenage children. He joined the force in September 1990 and spent his entire career serving as a See DEATH, Page A2

By Kathleen R. Merrill Press managing editor People who were close to Rick Nelson say the information given out by the Seattle Police Department doesn’t match the loyal, dependable and intelliRichard F. Nelson gent man they know and loved. Friends described Nelson, 50, of Issaquah, as a devoted husband to his wife Cathi and a loving father to his teenage daughters Kristine and Kelly. “He was a hero to all of us. He would never think twice about dropping everything to help anyone at any time. He was that kind of a guy,” Michael Hatzakis, a close friend of Nelson’s for the past five years, said. Nelson was a passionate police officer who spent 21 years with the department, most of them training a large number of offi-

cers in the South Seattle precinct. “He dedicated his entire 21 years to making the Rainier Valley a better, cleaner place,” said another friend, Charles Merrin, who had known him for about five years. “He was focused on keeping the kids in the neighborhood out of trouble,” he added. “He was very intense, had very strong opinions, was extremely loyal and extremely dedicated.” Nelson’s friends are having a hard time with the loss. “We’re all kind of in shock, we were together days before this happened,” Hatzakis said, adding that Nelson’s wife is “in the same state.” “The girls are obviously devastated. The father they knew that he was and what they’re saying about him don’t match,” Merrin said. “This situation seems so impossible and so unlikely. We’re trying to put the conflicting facts with the Rick we knew. We’re struggling to do that.” See NELSON, Page A2


Space mission David Park, Alyssa Wilson, Issaquah High School senior Josh Chinn (from left) and Shawn Terasaki (hidden), inflate Chinn’s weather balloon Dec. 29 at their Cle Elum launch site for its flight to the fringe of space. See the story on Page B1 and a slideshow of photos at

Public officials elect to run for state offices Councilman Mark Mullet enters State Senate race against Cheryl Pflug By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah Councilman Mark Mullet is embarking on a campaign for the state Senate against incumbent Cheryl Pflug, Issaquah’s representative in the chamber. Mullet, a Democrat and the proprietor of Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in the Issaquah Highlands, became the latest local candidate to enter a race for state office in recent days. Pflug, a registered nurse and Maple Valley Republican, intends to run for reelection to the seat. Mullet focused on education and the economy in a pre-announcement interview. He also said the 5th Legislative

District needs closer ties among the state senator and city leaders throughout the sprawling district. In 2004, Pflug, then a state representative, succeeded Dino Rossi in the state Senate; she has been subsequently re-elected. The field also Mark Mullet includes Republican Brad Toft, a Snoqualmie businessman. More candidates could enter the race See MULLET, Page A3

School Board President Chad Magendanz eyes Glenn Anderson’s former House seat In a campaign announcement focused on dollars for education, Chad Magendanz, a Republican and the Issaquah School Board president, entered the race Jan. 5 to represent Issaquah and rural East King County in the Legislature. Magendanz, a Tiger Mountain resident in Issaquah, launched the local campaign season days after state leaders offered a re-contoured legislative district for the Issaquah area and a little more than a week after the longtime incumbent, GOP state Rep. Glenn Anderson, opted against running for the seat in 2012. “Much of the policy that affects our kids is not made in the district, it’s made down in Olympia. That’s where the funding for the most part is, and that’s where the

major decisions are made as far as the future of education,” Magendanz said to business and education leaders gathered at the King County Library System headquarters in Issaquah. “If we’re going to enact meaningful eduChad Magendanz cation reform, we need to have a voice down there in Olympia,” he added. The kickoff reflected on Magendanz’s

“This validates what we have experienced in our own local classrooms — the current state funding system does not provide an adequate or equitable educational experience for students, especially as they prepare to compete in a dynamic global economy.” — Steve Rasmussen

“Cautiously optimistic” was the response of Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen to Jan. 5’s state Supreme Court ruling regarding school funding. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the Legislature is not living up to its constitutional mandate to fund basic education. The ruling came in the so-called NEWS lawsuit, filed in 2007 and named for the coalition of school districts, teachers unions and education advocates that led the suit. The Issaquah district supported the suit through an amicus brief filed with the court. That group is known as the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools. It was asking the court to help enforce a 1978

ruling that also said the state was not living up to its paramount duty to pay for basic kindergarten through 12th-grade education. In the conclusion of its ruling, the court majority opinion stated that Article IX, Section 1 of the state Constitution makes it the “paramount duty of the state to amply provide for the education of all children within its borders.”

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“The state has failed to meet its duty under Article IX, Section 1 by consistently providing school districts with a level of resources that falls short of the actual costs of the basic education program,” the opinion further states. “This validates what we have experienced in our own local classrooms — the current state funding system does not provide

an adequate or equitable educational experience for students, especially as they prepare to compete in a dynamic global economy,” Rasmussen said. The ruling is, however, not a “windfall” for the schools, he added. “At the very least, it provides a pretty clear standard to lawmakers about their ability to further cut K12 services during this upcoming legislative session,” Rasmussen continued. “But it will take some serious reform before we get a funding system that comes close to covering the actual cost of a basic education in this state.” While he said attorneys for all sides still are going over the ruling, State Rep. Glenn Anderson, RFall City, said the ruling seems to mean the court intends to watch the Legislature to see if it follows


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through with education reforms already in the works. He said funding education is something the state should have been doing right all along. Anderson is the sponsor of a bill that would require legislators to fund basic education first, and then move on to all other matters. The legislation first was proposed four years ago, according to Anderson who said that during that time, state Democrats have put education in the same basket as other state needs, cutting it right along with other programs. “That’s nuts,” he said, arguing that studies show investment in education ultimately leads to reductions in the amount of spending needed for social programs.

Eastside residents and outdoor recreation enthusiasts can offer input Jan. 18 as the state Department of Natural Resources starts collecting feedback for the forested lands stretching from Tiger Mountain to Mount Si. The state agency is readying for future recreation opportunities on 53,000 acres in natural areas along the so-called Snoqualmie corridor in East King County. The open house is meant to continue the public planning process. The corridor — a quick jaunt from Seattle and fast-growing Eastside cities — is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers and more. Combined, the lands in the corridor form the largest network of natural areas in Washington. In the past 20 years, the Department of Natural Resources added the amount of land managed in the area. The more recent acquisitions include the Raging River State Forest and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area. The land under state management includes working forests. The state purchased the Raging River land in 2009 to replace state trust lands transferred out of trust status. The commissioner of public lands designated the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area as such in 2009. Though the public planning

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Merry Christmas Issaquah donations set new record End of the year donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah sent the fund drive well beyond its $65,000 goal. With $77,362 total donations, the fund drive set a new record, 16 percent ahead of last year. There were 231 donors, also a new record. The donations ranged from a few dollars to dual donations of $10,000. The proceeds will ensure that Issaquah Community Services has adequate funding to meet the growing needs for emergency financial assistance. During 2011, more than $88,000 in assistance was provided to local families facing eviction or utility shut-off, or just needing a bus ticket. Merry Christmas Issaquah was first initiated by The Issaquah Press in 1981 when about $1,000 was donated. Over the past three decades, more than $785,000 has been collected to fund ICS in the nonprofit organization’s mission of providing emergency

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Parks commission announces 2012 ‘free days’ for visitors The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday three-day weekend Jan. 14-16 will be the first of 10 “free days” in 2012 when the Discover Pass will not be required of visitors venturing out to enjoy their state parks. Most of the free days are in alignment with 2012 free days offered by the National Park Service, according to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The Discover Pass legislation provided that Washington State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days only apply at state parks. A Discover Pass will still be required to access Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department

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‘He would do anything for you’ Nelson was a true family man in every sense of the word, his friends said. “Rick was one of these guys that his family was everything to him. He took his family every summer to Chicago to visit his mother and his family, every winter break he took his family skiing in Canada, he took his dog for walks,” Merrin said. Nelson’s yellow Lab, Dylan, is “probably as enthusiastic as Rick was,” Merrin added with a laugh. “He was one of these guys that once he decided he was your friend, he would do anything for you,” he continued. “If you needed help to move, if you needed to tear a wall out of your bathroom, if you needed dropped off at the airport, he’d be there.” Michael Longo, who lives in the Lakemont area, said he and Nelson had an immediate connection with each other and bonded over their love of sports, the outdoors, family and spending time together, on family ski trips and vacations, at get-togethers and barbecues. They knew each other for about five years. “You could always count on Rick to do the right thing and he was there if you needed him, even if you didn’t ask,” he said. No warning signs Mariana Quarnstrom, chairwoman of the Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council for 10 years up until two years ago, said she didn’t see any warning signs from Nelson. “I saw nothing that gave me any clue that things were not all right with him,” she said. “I don’t know where he made that wrong turn. I find it really hard to understand. I think he felt he had no way out. He was not the type I would ever think of being a suicide risk.” Longo echoed that feeling.


patrol officer in South Seattle. In July 2011, South Precinct patrol officers alerted supervisors to concerns about Nelson’s handling of drug evidence. The report, in turn, triggered a departmentled internal criminal investigation. In addition, a community member expressed nonspecific concerns regarding Nelson and implied he had been involved in misconduct.

“The Rick Nelson that I know would have nothing to do with drugs,” he said. “No one that knew him, whether it be family, friends or co-workers, suspected he was having serious issues or problems. He was acting like himself, certainly not someone in trouble.” Quarnstrom and Nelson knew each other for about 10 years, and Nelson, who she called “Ricky” was “a very ethical officer” who focused on helping others, she said. “He was a fun guy, he was a really nice guy and loyal to you. If he was your friend, he was the most loyal friend you could have,” she added. “He was very well liked by his fellow officers.”

‘A great mentor’ Nelson was born Jan. 13, 1961, in Chicago. The youngest of seven children was an avid Chicago sports fan who had a particular love for the Blackhawks. After high school, he spent time working on fish processing vessels in Alaska, and then enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged six years later. One of his brothers lived in Seattle and Nelson, who saw an advertisement for police officers, moved to the area and went through training for the job. He was sworn in Sept. 5, 1990. During his career, he served as a mounted officer and a bicycle officer. As a field training officer, “he had new officers do ridealongs with him and he would teach them the realities of being a police officer,” Merrin said. “He would cook Thanksgiving dinners for the squad. He was an integral part of the force. He was a great mentor to the young officers. “He took a very proactive approach to police work,” he added. “His strategy was knowing who the players were, both good and bad, and getting involved before things got out of control.” That made him effective in his job, Hatzakis said. “He was an intensely loyal person, being a police officer meant

The day before the shooting, Seattle police enlisted an undercover officer from another law enforcement agency to determine whether Nelson handled evidence properly. Police said Nelson took custody of drugs during the course of his shift. Typically, taking custody should result in a found narcotics report and placing the drugs into evidence. Investigators waited for Nelson to complete his shift and then checked to see if the drugs had been properly submitted. Police realized they had not. Police stopped Nelson as he

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everything to him,” he said. “He believed strongly in his role as a police officer, doing his job right, in being on the street developing community and building relationships with people. He believed in trying to prevent crime, not just respond to it.” ‘A good man’ But family was most important, his friends agreed. “He loved cooking, and made most of the meals for the family,” Longo said. “He typically worked a 10 to 8 shift, and the family would wait for him to come home and cook dinner.” Nelson was famous for his pizza, a family tradition they had every Christmas, Longo said. “I wish you could’ve known Rick. He always had a joke,” Merrin said wistfully. “Rick was truly a fantastic father to his girls, the loyal friend, the father that would do anything for his kids.” “This was a good man and he touched the lives of so many different people in a positive way,” Longo said. “He was loved by all those that got to know him.” Quarnstrom said she is deeply disappointed with how the Seattle Police Department has handled any issues Nelson may have had, and his death. “I think the department handled it very poorly for one,” she said. “This thing has totally scarred his family. The department has had no regard for his family.” Kathleen R. Merrill: 392-6434, ext. 227, or Comment at

drove home and arrested him. During a search, officers discovered that he had concealed drugs on his body. Police arrested him, relieved him of duty, and seized his gun and badge. Commanders spoke to Nelson in person and offered a number of referral options for counseling. The agency said he did not receive more lenient or severe treatment due to his status as a police officer. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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School Board unanimous in support for coming bond issue By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Probably to no one’s surprise, at its last meeting of 2011 on Dec. 14, the Issaquah School Board unanimously passed a resolution supporting a $219 million capital bond issue that will go before voters in April. The board voted in October to put the question on the ballot. At that point, board member Chad Magendanz voted against the issue. Magendanz, elected board president Dec. 14, said despite his earlier vote, the bond issue has his total support. Magendanz said his earlier “no” vote was the result of a procedural issue, that he felt the board should have put off the final vote on floating the bond until a later meeting. A campaign to promote the bond barely has left the starting blocks. Still, board member Suzanne Weaver said she has received many questions about the proposed rebuilding of Tiger Mountain High School. In the original bond proposal put forth by Superintendent Steve Rasmussen, rebuilding Tiger Mountain High was interconnected with rebuilding Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary School. The total cost of the interrelated Tiger Mountain projects was $86 million. The vision for Tiger Mountain is, Weaver said, to continue to serve the school’s current student population while also making room for new programs. There already are programs the district wished to bolster at Tiger Mountain, but there was simply no room, Rasmussen said. Like Weaver, he promised the core program at Tiger Mountain would continue. Replacing departing board member Jan Colbrese, board member Anne Moore had been sworn into office just a short time before the vote on a resolution supporting the bond. But Moore noted she served on the bond committee that came up with the original bond proposal. With that in mind, she said she is very familiar with the bond issue and, despite her newness to the board, was very comfortable voting to support the bond. All in all, if passed by voters, the bond would pay for capital improvements and construction projects around the district and stretching out for the next eight years. Besides major projects such as that proposed for Tiger Mountain, the ballot language mentions improving “districtwide heating/ventilation, space and security; make usability improvements to curricular/ athletic fields and stadiums; and make other improvements.” Kelly Munn is a co-chair of Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, which will run the bond campaign. The school board initially planned to put the bond issue on a February ballot; VIS asked it to postpone the public vote until April, allowing the committee more time to sell the issue. Last month, Munn said her committee began to meet weekly in August. More recently, Munn said the group was in a holding pattern until after the holidays.

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Lawmakers face familiar choices as King County deputies will receive defibrillators Legislature girds for budget cuts By Caleb Heeringa and Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporters Local lawmakers returned to Olympia — and a familiar problem — as the Legislature reconvened Jan. 9, less than a month after a budget-cutting special session. The sluggish economy means lower-than-expected revenues — and a $1.4 billion hole in the 201113 budget lawmakers crafted last year. The budget gap could reach $2 billion if lawmakers heed Gov. Chris Gregoire’s call to preserve state reserve dollars. Legislators chipped almost $480 million from the total in December by cutting budgets at the state education agency — the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction — and the Department of Ecology. Officials also delayed payments to counties and school districts. “All the easy stuff — if there was any easy stuff in the first place — has already been done,� said Rep. Larry Springer, a 45th Legislative District Democrat. “We’re cutting services that people are going to notice and miss.� Local lawmakers — Springer’s district includes part of Sammamish — said residents could feel the latest cuts more keenly than past efforts to trim state spending. In November, Gregoire laid out a tight budget. The spending plan included a 17 percent reduction in state funding to state colleges, a shorter kindergarten through 12th

grade school year, a 2.2 percent cut to teacher salaries and early releases for some state prisoners. The governor also proposed asking voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase to net about $500 million a year and “buy backâ€? some cuts made in leaner times. If approved, the tax is meant to expire in 2015. Republican State Rep. Glenn Anderson said the state needs to do more housecleaning and do more to produce private sector job growth before asking recessionweary voters to pay more. “We should have gone through these sorts of reforms years ago,â€? he said. “The idea of going to the public and asking for more money without the government making more sacrifices of our own is ridiculous ‌ We have to act like adults and sometimes that means making really tough decisions that piss a lot of people off.â€? Anderson represents Issaquah, Sammamish and other Eastside communities in the 5th Legislative District. The longtime lawmaker and candidate for lieutenant governor suggested merging the ports of Everett, Seattle and Tacoma into a single port authority and negotiating a revenue-sharing agreement with the American Indian tribes for gambling revenue. In December, State Sen. Cheryl Pflug, another 5th District Republican, suggested a similar proposal for gambling dollars and said state government needs to

“put some sacred cows on a diet� to rein in spending. State Rep. Roger Goodman, a 45th District Democrat, said the recent cuts have already put social services and higher education in a “desperate situation.� Though raising more dollars for the state is a must, Goodman said he prefers to look elsewhere before raising the state sales tax — already among the highest in the nation. “Washington has got the secondmost regressive tax system in the country, no matter how progressive we say we are,� he said. Goodman and Springer suggested eliminating decades-old corporate tax breaks and switching the state business-and-occupation tax to be a tax on a business’s profit rather than on gross receipts. Though Springer said dollars could be saved through department mergers and reforms, programs on the chopping block include human services for poor and elderly residents. “Somebody in Sammamish whose 92-year-old father is still living at home because of Meals on Wheels brings him his meals and he gets a ride to a community health clinic for his medical treatment — when that ends, people are going to notice,� he said. Caleb Heeringa: 392-6434. ext. 247, or Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Tolls alter Interstate 90 commutes State transportation planners said local traffic patterns shifted as motorists adjusted to tolls on the state Route 520 bridge. Though motorists on the bridge across Lake Washington between Seattle and Medina experience shorter commutes, drivers elsewhere noticed changes in traffic congestion and longer travel times. The morning commute on Interstate 90, for instance, started sooner, almost 30 minutes earlier than normal. Data from the Jan. 4 morning commute indicates state Route 520 bridge experienced 30 percent less eastbound traffic and 35 percent less westbound traffic during the 7-9 a.m. peak morning commute compared to normal. On the other

Sammamish couple returns to Bellevue FASTSIGNSŽ Center At the end of November, Scott and Rochelle Juetten, of Sammamish, once again became the owners of the FASTSIGNS signs and graphics center in Bellevue. The Juettens opened the Bellevue FASTSIGNS, at 13279 N.E. 20th St., in December 1990 and later opened another location in Seattle. Over the next 17 years, the couple built both centers into two of the most successful FASTSIGNS centers in the country. “In 2007, Scott and I decided to sell both locations so that we could pursue other business opportunities and also spend more time with our two children,� Rochelle said.

bridge across Lake Washington, however, the peak commute started 30 minutes earlier than historical averages and commuters experienced travel times near the high end of the normal range. Planners said as motorists use I90 as the alternative to state Route 520, traffic volumes increased slightly and travel times increased up to five minutes more than normal. The state recorded the typical westbound travel time from 6-8 a.m. at 11-20 minutes. Eastbound I-90 from Seattle to Bellevue traffic volumes increased slightly, but travel times remained normal. The typical eastbound travel time from 6-8 a.m. is 11-20 minutes. “Every day, drivers are making

“Recently, the Bellevue location became available and we jumped at the opportunity.� FASTSIGNS provides a full range of sign and graphics solutions to area businesses, organizations and events, including banners, site and architectural signs, window and floor graphics, safety and identification signage, trade show displays, vehicle graphics, mobile websites and much more. The Juettens plan to expand the center’s business by adding to its

choices whether to avoid the toll or avoid congestion,� Department of Transportation Toll Director Craig Stone said in a statement. “We are seeing signs that we are edging toward that new normal for the morning commute and are closely monitoring where and when drivers are traveling to see what emerges.� Tolling on state Route 520 is expected to raise $1 billion overall for the $4.65 billion replacement bridge project. The target date to open the replacement bridge to traffic is December 2014. The existing state Route 520 floating bridge opened to traffic in 1963 and is vulnerable to sinking during a severe storm after weathering decades of wind and waves.

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Local public health officials said equipment and training for King County Sheriff’s Office deputies to respond to cardiac arrest could mean the difference between life and death. King County Emergency Medical Services, a division of Public Health – Seattle & King County, plans to distribute 53 automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to deputies interested in the training. Trained deputies can then be dispatched to a cardiac arrest call alongside emergency medical responders. Equipped deputies arriving first at the scene of a cardiac arrest can start resuscitation and deliver the initial defibrillator shocks and, as soon as emergency medical responders arrive on the scene, they can take over resuscitation duties. Officials announced the initiative Jan. 4. “Training and equipping sher-

iff deputies with external defibrillators is a great service for all residents in King County and will definitely save lives,� Dr. Mickey Eisenberg, medical director for King County Emergency Medical Services, said in a statement. “Rapid defibrillation can literally snatch the life from the jaws of death.� Officials said 15 deputies have already been trained and equipped with AEDs. The involved agencies plan to assign the remainder of the AEDs during the coming months as deputies receive training. “This is a voluntary initiative and all deputies receiving an AED have expressed their interest in participating in this life-saving program,� Capt. Bryan Howard, emergency services coordinator for the sheriff’s office, said in a statement. Public Health – Seattle & King

County provided funding for 49 of the AEDs. EMS levy funding is available for projects related to training for King County and a regional municipal workforce, as well as providing AEDs for King County facilities and vehicles. “Our sheriff’s deputies often arrive first at the scene of an emergency, and they are already trained to save lives,� County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, chairwoman of the Security Oversight Committee and the Issaquah representative on the council, said in a statement. “These AEDs are important tools to have available in the field so we can get help quickly to where it is needed. “Recent placement of AEDs in the King County Courthouse already has saved at least one life, and now we can expand this capability throughout the community.�


I’m not going to take votes that are bad for small business owners, either,� Mullet said. “I was transparent when I was running for Issaquah City Council. I’m a small business owner. I’m going to make decisions that I think are good for small businesses and I think I’ll do the same thing in Olympia.� He also addressed economic development efforts — a common theme in city and state politics as the economy limps along in a fragile recovery. “The competition is definitely much broader than us just competing with Oregon and Idaho,� Mullet said. State governments, he said, often have more flexibility than the federal government to determine how government can deliver services. “The beauty of federalism is that the states are creative in how to address education, and road and transit issues,� he added. Mullet served as a managing director for Bank of America before earning a master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. In January 2010, he became the initial Issaquah Highlands resident to serve on the council.

Mullet, the son of former Tukwila Mayor Steve Mullet, ran unopposed for the Issaquah council seat. Mark Mullet pointed to the successful effort to conserve the Park Pointe site on Tiger Mountain as a major accomplishment. In exchange, city leaders opened highlands land to developers instead. “That was just a classic example of government working,� he said. “It’s this idea that good government is a regulator and a facilitator. I think that’s what the city did in the whole transaction last year. We facilitated and we regulated — and it works.� The experience as a councilman also changed how Mullet understands the process to turn issues into legislation. “Coming into it, I thought that people who took a long time to make decisions weren’t intelligent people,� he said. “Now, I’ve come to really appreciate that there’s some really intelligent people who slow the process down on purpose because they want to make sure that you hear all of the voices.�

lance software design consultant. Issaquah board members appointed him to the panel in 2008, and he ran unopposed for the seat in 2009. No other candidate, Democrat or Republican, is yet in the race for the seat Anderson has held for almost a dozen years. The other local lawmaker in the state House of Representatives — Republican Jay Rodne — is also up for reelection in 2012. Anderson, meanwhile, is in the race for lieutenant governor. “Welcome to the election cycle of 2012,� 5th Legislative District Republican Chairman Bob Brunjes said before introducing Magendanz. Washington State Redistricting Commission members crafted a more rural district 5th Legislative

District friendlier to Republicans. The redrawn political map shifts neighborhoods in northern and western Issaquah into the suburban 41st Legislative District. Magendanz plans to embark on a “listening tour� of district communities to collect input from voters. Besides Issaquah, the reshaped 5th District includes the East Renton Highlands — another Issaquah School District community — Black Diamond, Carnation, Maple Valley, North Bend and Snoqualmie. “My focus is going to be on fiscal responsibility, education and the environment, but the details and specifics of those talking points and the priorities of those talking points are still very much in flux, because I want to hear from you first,� he said.


before the June filing deadline. Issaquah and other local voters pick the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, Aug. 7 in the all-mail primary election. The former 5th Legislative District posed a challenge to Democrats. The redrawn district debuting in the 2012 election sheds some Issaquah neighborhoods for a more rural — and conservative — character. Mullet, a self-described fiscal conservative and social liberal, said the district is comprised of independent-minded voters uninterested in party labels. Mullet said being the father of four daughters influences his approach to funding for education. “They’re the special-interest group that’s going to drive my education decisions,� he said. “I’m never going to make a decision that I don’t think is going to be in their best interests.� “In the same way that I’m not going to make any decisions that are bad for my kids’ education,

Magendanz FROM PAGE A1

experience on the school board, and state and national education organizations. The former United States Navy nuclear submarine officer highlighted the Issaquah School District’s accomplishments in the campaign announcement. “We’re putting the limited resources we have into the classroom where it does the most good — and that’s an approach that I think can work very well in Olympia,� he said in front of a campaign banner reading, “For our children!� In addition to leading the school board, Magendanz, 44, is a free-

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 Governor’s bold move is good for all PRESS E DITORIAL

We applaud Gov. Chris Gregoire’s move to pass state legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in Washington state. It has been nearly 20 years since the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the restriction of marriage to opposite-sex couples would be presumed unconstitutional. In 1999, the Vermont Supreme Court held that same-sex couples must receive the same benefits as married couples. Subsequent court decisions have held that “civil union” laws would not suffice, calling instead for marriage equality. Many countries — including all of the Canadian provinces — now allow gay marriage. In the United States, six states and the District of Columbia now accept gay marriages. In 2009, the Washington Legislature approved a bill granting domestic partners the same rights as married couples, so long as those rights did not conflict with federal law. Voters approved the measure in a referendum later in the year. The time is right to put the gay marriage law on the table. It will already be at the forefront as a topic of the presidential race. Washington will further the discussion as Gregoire’s bill is debated in the Legislature. While there is no guarantee the bill will pass, we believe it is a natural next step — from equality in benefits to a legitimate view in the eyes of the law. While many citizens do believe the sanctity of marriage should be limited by law to the union of a man and woman, we also believe the populous has become more accepting of same-sex partnerships. What real difference does it make to anyone outside of the marriage partners whether or not the marriage is legitimized through state law? We understand that there will be churches that will not accept a same-sex marriage, no matter what the law says. Religion comes with the freedom of belief. Church leaders should be able to choose whether or not to perform a samesex marriage. That is their right. Even if the governor’s bill is passed, we expect it will be challenged. It’s healthy discussion that will eventually get us where we want to be — an accepting community that welcomes diversity.


Eatin’ away heartache — Issaquah style This isn’t something I’d wish on a worst enemy — even you, Celine Dion. It creeps up on me when I wake up in the morning. That instant thought of … something really bad happened, didn’t it? And then I remember. And it hits me with shock and awe, like a pie to the face. I’ve cried, sure. I’ve also rotated through the five stages of grief. Why is it that the whole denial phase always seems so much more attractive than, say, that … wait, what is that last one? Acceptance? Yeah. Acceptance. I’ve been dumped. I’ve been walking a fine line of plate after plate of French fries and Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” on unwavering repeat for two weeks now. Greasy food and great music has offered me superior comfort to anything else so far devised, so I’m rolling with it. The problem is I’m still fairly new around here and most of my favorite comfort food spots are at least 300 agonizing miles east in the potato starch capital of the world: Idaho. So I put on my big girl belt and set out for a survival plan to eating (and, to a responsible extent, drinking) away heartache in Issaquah. Here’s what I’ve come up with: Red Robin — Everybody

knows this chain offers endless golden brown steak fries to accompany its famous burgers, but are you aware you can cut out the middleman Christina Lords and order only endless fries? Press reporter No pretense. No front. More importantly, no judgment. Just fries. And keep the sides of honey mustard coming, please. Jay Berry’s Café — First, let me say this place’s menu has some of the best offerings for comfort food this side of the Mississippi. And as someone who can burn water, a tendency that consequently leads me to eating out often, that’s saying a lot. Since The Change, I’ve discovered — and rediscovered — Jay Berry’s baked penne. A fourcheese sauce loaded with browned cheese melted on top of buttery, cheesy noodles? Yes, please. I’m convinced this meal takes at least 72 hours off my life each time I eat it and a heart attack is still forthcoming, but it’s worth every bite. See HEARTACHE, Page A5



City Council decision will turn Issaquah into the next downtown Bellevue

A time of year for all denominations to celebrate, not just Christians

Thank you very much to our mayor and City Council for making a decision for Issaquah to become the next Bellevue with the future redeveloping of Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center, consisting of 150 foot buildings and cluttering our already overcrowded roads with more traffic. Families moved to Issaquah because it was a quaint town but will be no more. Does this mean Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center have an agreement with the city to pay for road improvements to accommodate the additional traffic? As this once small town continues to grow, roads are not being widened, no center turn lanes to accommodate turning traffic, roundabouts that many do not know what a four-way yield means, but are spending money to accommodate bicyclists with paths, overpasses and trails that are barely used. Will state Route 900 be widened to four lanes all the way to Renton; will Newport Way from 900 to Lakemont Boulevard be widened preferably with a center turn lane the entire length and a light installed at the Cougar Mountain Zoo turn? Has a budget been set aside for new fire trucks that have the capability to reach 150 feet? On Tibbetts Creek, will the buildings be 110 feet from the creek’s edge? Water runoff — where will that go? Had all of these questions been addressed before the mayor and City Council jumped at the idea of making a few extra dollars to enlarge a once quaint town? A town that continues to shoot down the Southeast Bypass road might want to also think about what kind of damage will happen on the other side of town if Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center are built.

What happened to religious tolerance in the United States? Christians need to be tolerated, too. I feel sad this country is becoming like a fascist country, disallowing people of faith to celebrate publicly. Can we be who we are and let Christians celebrate whatever it is they want to display and greet people as Christians publicly? Can we let other religions greet the way they greet in celebrating their holidays? Let the Jews say "Happy Hanukkah," Muslims say "May Allah bless you" and Christians greet other people of faith or nonbelievers with "Merry Christmas!" without anyone being upset? We are just greeting each other to be happy! Let each group be responsible for their own greetings and display. I am a legal immigrant in this country and now an American. I have spoken to sales ladies in department stores who came from Russia and other countries; they were told they can’t say “Merry Christmas” like we used to because they have to be politically correct, and they told me they thought in America they could express their religious belief and say “Merry Christmas.” Atheists or nonbelievers are just another group. Though they do not think they are, their purpose is to be recognized like a religious group. In some public places they have their own displays portraying Christianity as a myth. I believe this is derogatory, is a put down against Christians and bigotry against Christianity. And they want Christians to confine the display of nativity scenes in private homes and churches? What is wrong in depicting a family — to Christians a holy family; non-Christians can interpret this as time for family, for loving

Jacque Sorrell Issaquah


Tree City USA? What a joke! Celebrating the annual return of the salmon via Salmon Days? What a joke! Being an environmentally conscious city, and planning to move Tibbetts Creek (a salmon-bearing creek) so that Rowley can have a bigger footprint, and not have to deal with setbacks? What a joke! Issaquah’s mayor will provide gavel-togavel coverage of the 2012 regular session of the Washington State Legislature that convened Jan. 9. The free website allows interested citi-



Christmas debate This country, the greatest nation in the world, was not founded on Christian principles. The founding fathers all took care to prevent religion from getting a stranglehold on the new republic. The work continues today. Cheryl Lewis

our family and celebrating the joy of family. So what is the fuss? Dec. 25, Christmas Day, was declared by the U.S. Congress as a federal holiday in 1870. Christmas is a holiday and we should be able to celebrate it as such, including greetings and displays in public places. The meaning of tolerance: "a fair, objective and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry."

Becky Wilder Issaquah

Joanna Buehler

Environmental advocate will be missed Joanna Buehler has indeed heroically served her community, Lake Sammamish, and our local environment for years through her dedicated and selfless advocacy efforts. However, your story missed mentioning one key factor crucial to her many successes. While equally steadfast and unyielding in her positions, Joanna is a polite version of a British "Iron Lady." Even in difficult conflicts, her genteel, sophisticated, pragmatic demeanor allowed her to disagree without being disagreeable, to stand firm on facts and data, and to find resolution in the midst of conflict. As sadly illustrated by our own Congress, this trait is sorely lacking in public discussion and decision-making, yet when put into practice can lead to breakthroughs that benefit all. Joanna is not only effective; she is a class act while doing so. The Issaquah community will greatly miss her. In fact, now that I think about it, how about "Joanna for Congress?"

Ken Konigsmark Issaquah

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Heartache FROM PAGE A4

Jan. 11 Issaquah School Board 7 p.m. Issaquah School District Administration Building 565 N.W. Holly St.

Jan. 16 City, county, state and federal offices close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 17 River & Streams Board 7 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. City Council regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall South 135 E. Sunset Way

Jan. 18 Development Commission 7 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall South 135 E. Sunset Way

Ruling: Funding continues to drop FROM PAGE A1

“I am supportive of our Supreme Court’s decision and believe it will be the necessary catalyst to ensure the Legislature gets serious about this critical issue,” State Rep. Jay Rodne, R-North Bend, said. “It is clear to me, and the court agrees, that our state is not adequately funding basic education. Our students and schools deserve better

Rollin’ Log Tavern — I’ve discovered that exactly two and a half 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon’s (cans, of course, no one is exactly aiming for class when they’re rapping at the door of rock bottom’s basement) is my threshold for feeling better. Anything more and things take a turn toward the morose. But who can abandon those last few gulps to be tossed aside? There are too many sober people in Utah for that kind of talk. Thankfully, the bar staff and fellow patrons have sat through several rounds of my Aretha Franklin songs flowing from the jukebox as their cook fries up yet another late-night Philly cheese steak dripping with cheddar cheese for me. Bless their hearts. XXX Rootbeer Drive-in — The ex and I once shared a chocolate malt during a car show this summer under blue skies and sunshine at this iconic Issaquah eatery — real sugar and rainbows stuff. But since The Change, every time I’ve driven by there all I can do is fantasize about torching the table where we sat. Un-

than this and state lawmakers must now deliver on the court’s expectations.” The amount of funding for K-12 schools continues to drop as a percentage of the state budget, Rodne added. That percentage was 46 percent 30 years ago and now sits at 43 percent. “Not only do we need to increase this percentage, but the Legislature must understand that other state programs do not rise to the level of importance as education,” he said. Other state officials made similar comments. “The ruling confirms what I have been saying for many years: Education funding has not been adequate, and further cuts are out of the question,” Randy Dorn, the state superintendent of public instruction, said in a press release. Dorn added that in 2009 he fought for legislation creating the Quality Education Council.

fortunately, the idea of a firstdegree arson charge doesn’t really offer much comfort, either. Maybe conquering a malt of my own might be a more constructive exercise. Have you seen these things? They come out overflowing with delicious malt goodness, with whipped cream oozing over frosty glass rims. The wait staff practically needs a flatbed truck to haul it out to your table. I was convinced you really did need two people to finish this monster off, but no more. A female scorned can put away this massive malt, a 49 Woody and fries and still have room to wash it all down with their famous root beer. I am woman, hear me roar, and all that jazz. And finally, for dessert … Confetti cupcakes — Some say they’re too pretty to eat. I say sometimes you just gotta dig deep and destroy something beautiful. So while everyone keeps reminding me that there are other fish in the sea — and deep down, I know there are — I keep reminding them of something English novelist and poet George Meredith said long, long ago. Kissing don’t last, but cookery do. And by God, a girl’s gotta eat.

“The council’s charge is to make recommendations for the implementation of new definitions and funding formulas for basic education,” he continued. “The court correctly says that full implementation of the QEC process is the solution to this problem. As a leader of the QEC, I will make that happen by 2018 at the latest.” Washington education advocates also applauded the decision. “The decision validates what parents, students, teachers and principals have known for a very long time,” Chris Korsmo, CEO of the League of Education Voters, a statewide education advocate group, said in prepared statement. “The state is not meeting its duty to fund the basic education every student in Washington is entitled to.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

GET INVOLVED State Department of Natural Resources Snoqualmie corridor recreation plan open house 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 Commons Room, Snoqualmie Middle School 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie Find directions at Learn more about the Snoqualmie corridor at Education/Topics/Recreation Planning/Pages/amp_rec_ snoqualmie_corridor_recre.aspx. Or contact Doug McClelland, South Puget Sound Region assistant manager, at 206-920-5907 or


effort is focused for the most part on developing recreation management plans for the Raging River and Middle Fork Snoqualmie sites, the complex process is enmeshed in other management plans for Tiger Mountain State Forest, West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area, Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area. Land in the corridor is also managed under a patchwork of federal, state and local entities. Though the Department of Natural Resources can only plan for agency-managed land, the process is meant to increase coordination between the agency and other landowners. Moreover, the recreation management plans must balance public safety, environmental protection and access to outdoor recreation opportunities. In recent months, Department of Natural Resources officials started gathering input about recreation in the Snoqualmie corridor. The open house is the latest step in the planning process. Officials plan for the meeting to include a brief presentation from agency staffers and then opportunities for participants to share ideas. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


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Into the woods

A resident in the 20500 block of Southeast 19th Street said a vandal or vandals cut down about 12 large trees on her property in the past several months and then left the fallen trees on the ground at the site, rather than cutting them up for firewood.

Tool time Tools were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 19700 block of Southeast 23rd Street before Dec. 22.

Christmas caper Mail was stolen in the 4100 block of 229th Avenue Southeast on Dec. 22. The resident reported the incident to police after a Christmas card she was expecting failed to arrive.

Timeless Laptops and antiques were stolen from a residence in the 2200 block of East Beaver Lake Drive Southeast before Dec. 23.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 19-year-old Bellevue man for driving under

the influence near the corner of Southeast 16th Street and 228th Avenue Southeast at about 2 a.m. Dec. 23. Police said he had been driving 75 mph in a 40 mph zone. The man smelled of marijuana and told the officer he had been driving fast “because it was fun.”

Domestic violence Police arrested a 37-year-old Sammamish man for domestic violence Dec. 25 after his wife told police he punched her. She told police that she had attempted to barricade herself inside a bathroom because she was afraid of her husband. He then forced his way inside and they started to fight. The man said she had struck him with a phone first, prompting him to punch her in retaliation.

Finders’ keepers A resident in the 21200 block of Northeast Sixth Street said men were preparing to rob his neighbor’s home at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 27. The man reported seeing a black Ford with a trailer parked outside the neighbor’s vacant home. The men told the resident the house was abandoned, and they believed the items inside to be free. The caller recorded the Ford’s license plate information for police.


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A laptop was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 5100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before 1:54 a.m. Dec. 28. The estimated loss is $500.

Arrest Police arrested a 24-year-old Moses Lake man for violation of a no-contact order in the 200 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest at 2:54 a.m. Dec. 28.

Purse pilfered A window was damaged on, and a purse was stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 10:33 a.m. Dec. 28.

Honda heist A Honda was stolen in the 4700

Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Jan. 11 At 10:47 a.m. Jan. 1, two

units provided medical assistance in the 200 block of Mountain Park Boulevard. At 11:22 a.m. Jan. 1, a unit provided medical assistance in the 100 block of Timber Ridge Way Northwest. At 11:45 a.m. Jan. 2, two units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Southeast Black Nugget Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. At 12:33 a.m. Jan. 2, a unit provided medical assistance in the 400 block of Northwest Pebble Lane. At 3:33 p.m. Jan. 2, two units responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries in the 700 block of Northeast Blakely Drive. At 7:34 p.m. Jan. 2, two units

block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before 10:34 a.m. Dec. 28.

provided medical assistance in the 100 block of Timber Ridge Way Northwest. At 1:51 p.m. Jan. 3, two units extinguished a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Northeast Gilman Boulevard. At 4:11 p.m. Jan. 3, two units provided medical assistance in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. At 6:35 p.m. Jan. 3, four units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on eastbound Interstate 90, west of Front Street. At 11:41 a.m. Jan. 5, two units responded to a motor vehicle accident at Southeast 51st Street and East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Two patients were treated and transported by ambulance to a hospital. At 4:52 p.m. Jan. 5, a unit cleaned up a combustible liquid spill in the 2500 block of Northeast Ivy Way.

Driving under the influence

A window was damaged on, and a purse was stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 10:48 a.m. Dec. 28.

Police arrested a 20-year-old Issaquah woman for driving under the influence, reckless driving, possession of a fraudulent driver’s license, reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana in the 200 block of Mount Olympus Drive Northwest at 2:28 a.m. Dec. 29.


Driving under the influence

A lock was damaged on a vehicle parked in the 2000 block of Newport Way Northwest before 11:56 a.m. Dec. 28.

Police arrested a 19-year-old Sammamish woman for driving under the influence at about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 30 after an officer saw her vehicle stop in the middle of Southeast Eighth Street near Skyline High School. Several teenagers then exited the vehicle. Police contacted the driver, and she told the officer she wished he were dead. She also smelled of alcohol. Police said a vehicle occupant said the group drank vodka from a water bottle and left for Seattle to go clubbing, but returned to Sammamish because they could not locate the nightclub.

Purse snatched

Made Mazda A Mazda was stolen from a garage in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road before 6:40 p.m. Dec. 28.

Sparkle Jewelry was stolen from a residence in the 1800 block of 203rd Avenue Southeast before Dec. 29. The estimated loss is $12,000.

Halted Police cited and released a 40year-old North Bend resident for driving with a suspended license at Southeast 56th Street and 220th Avenue Southeast at 1:20 a.m. Dec. 29.

Return to sender Mailboxes were damaged in the 1300 block of East Beaver Lake Drive just after midnight Dec. 31. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

County invites public to Martin Luther King Jr. celebration King County leaders and employees plan to pause for the 25th year to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to join county employees at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle for the noon Jan. 12 celebration. (The federal holiday to honor King is observed Jan. 16.) Speakers at the celebration will include County Executive Dow Constantine, County Council Chairman Larry Gossett and former King County Councilman Bruce Laing, a leader in the effort to rename the county for King. The celebration includes musical performances by Abráce, a Seattle-based group meant to foster intercultural understanding through music, and the reunited MLK Employee Singers. The group of county employees has performed at previous celebrations. The event’s theme is “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” and county employees reflected on the statement. Participants plan to share some of the reflections at the event. The event also features the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Essay Award ceremony, a contest sponsored by the King County Civil Rights Commission.

City Council prepares for more budget changes City Council members adopted a 2012 municipal budget late last month, but the spending plan still needs some refinements to reflect changes in the year ahead. The council is expected to adjust the budget further in order to implement a staff reorganization recommended by Seattle consultant Moss Adams. The reorganization process started in December, as leaders announced up to 20 layoffs and city employees received information about a voluntary separation program. The timing for budget changes is not yet firm. In October, Mayor Ava Frisinger sent to the council a $32 million general fund budget — dollars used to fund police and fire services, community development and planning, parks and recreation, and municipal government. Then, per standard procedure, council members adjusted the budget to add projects and shift

spending to other priorities. Overall, council members’ changes amount to $4.1 million. The total city budget — including dollars for capital expenses and from other accounts — is $85.7 million.

Conservationists laud Issaquah land-preservation deal Forterra, the former Cascade Land Conservancy, lauded local efforts to preserve open space in a 2011 roundup of land conservation efforts throughout the region. Overall, Forterra contributed to efforts to preserve almost 5,000 acres of forests, farmlands and natural areas last year. The nonprofit organization recognized Issaquah for a successful transfer of development rights program. The long-running effort to preserve Park Pointe — a slice of Tiger Mountain forest near Issaquah High School — ended in March 2011, after more than a decade of public and behind-thescenes negotiations to halt construction of hundreds of houses once proposed for the land. Under the agreement, officials instead steered development from the Park Pointe site to land in the Issaquah Highlands. Issaquah is a Cascade Agenda Leadership City — a long-range planning effort from Forterra meant to reduce unchecked growth and encourage denser development in the region. The program includes 18 cities throughout the Puget Sound region.

New Year’s holiday weekend leads to DUI arrests State troopers arrested 253 people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the New Year’s holiday weekend. “It is always the hope that the new year starts with people driving safe and sober,” Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste said in a statement. “But, I am proud that our troopers are out ensuring impaired drivers are taken off the roads.” The number of people arrested statewide for DUI by troopers during the holiday weekend decreased from the 286 people arrested for DUI during the same period in 2010. The total from the 2011 holiday weekend includes 32 people involved in DUI collisions. The holiday weekend started at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and ended at midnight Jan. 2.

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Leah Katherine Ehrenstrom

By Christina Corrales-Toy

Swedish/ Issaquah welcomes first baby of 2012 Swedish/Issaquah greeted a baby to ring in 2012. The first baby to be born at the hospital in the new year arrived at 2:16 p.m. Jan. 1, when Issaquah residents Katie and Matt Ehrenstrom welcomed 7pound, 14.5-ounce Leah Katherine. Dr. Kristen Austin delivered the 19.25-inch infant. Katie Ehrenstrom works at Swedish/Issaquah. The ultrasound technician and her ON THE WEB husband have two other To follow all daughters. the firsts and Leah joins 3other develyear-old opments at Addyson and the 18-month-old Swedish/ Stella in the Ehrenstrom Issaquah family. campus, Swedish/ check out Issaquah pretheir blog at sented the http://swedi Ehrenstroms with a gift bas- ket to celebrate /Blog/Tags?t the occasion. agid=31#axz Since inpaz1iyjOX2BT tient and childbirth services opened at Swedish/ Issaquah on Nov. 1, more than 50 babies have been born at the hospital. The birth on New Year’s Day marked the latest milestone for the hospital’s childbirth program. In November, less than 25 hours after the hospital opened a childbirth center and 80 patient beds, Swedish/ Issaquah greeted the inaugural baby born at the facility, 8-pound, 20-inch-long Liliana Yozelin. The first newborn delivered at the hospital also arrived to local parents. Liliana became the second child born to Issaquah residents Zulma Gutierrez-Tiznado and Francisco Javier Rodriguez.


Having cleared the Earth’s cloud cover, Chinn’s balloon bounced against the outskirts of outer space. This picture was taken by a camera attached to a frame beneath the balloon.

Balloon flight takes senior as close as he can get to space By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


n Dec. 29, Issaquah High School senior Josh Chinn, 17, took himself and about 250 of his closest friends and relatives into space, or at least the edge of space, some 100,000 feet up. For his flight, Chinn used a helium-filled weather balloon attached to a small, square carbon fiber frame. Heavily taped to the frame was a collage of pictures of himself and friends and relatives who have made a difference in his life. Their “flight” into space was, of course, by proxy, through the collage that was placed inside a pouch. Along with the pictures, Chinn put in a patch of the letter “I” such as might be found on an Issaquah High jacket. Chinn said that for the most part, he just wanted to do something to mark and honor his time at Issaquah High as well as his friends and relatives. “I just wanted to do something absurd,” he said. “As a dad, I just feel so proud of him,” Victor Chinn said. He termed his son’s project inspiring, but also said it was “just awesome fun.” The younger Chinn got the idea for the balloon flight from the Internet. He started calling his


Josh Chinn attached this collage of friends and family to the frame beneath a weather balloon so that they could all ‘visit’ space. idea his senior project, but it’s not connected with his schoolwork at all. It’s just something he decided he wanted to do, a fact Victor Chinn said made his son’s work all the more meaningful. Powering Josh Chinn’s figurative trip into the outer reaches, the balloon measured about 6 feet in diameter when it first left the ground. Besides the already mentioned items, the frame carried a parachute that eventually eased the return of the launched items to Earth. Chinn was able to keep track of his payload via a GPS such as is used by hikers to let others track their position. A small camera on the frame filmed


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Josh Chinn holds on to the weather balloon he eventually sent about 100,000 feet into the air. Helping him ready the balloon are friends Shawn Terasaki, kneeling, David Park and Alyssa Wilson.

Bullit the poodle survives shooting, finds local home By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


Now waiting to be adopted, Bullit the poodle is recovering nicely from a gunshot wound he suffered in California. Issaquah’s People United for Pets brought Bullit to Western Washington, saving him from possibly being put to sleep.

California is what Laura Tonkin refers to as a “high-kill” state. Tonkin is the founder and director of the Issaquah-based People United for Pets. PUP routinely rescues dogs from shelters in Washington and California. Especially in the latter case, the rescued dogs otherwise likely would be euthanized. The animals are placed in volunteer foster homes until permanent new homes can be found. When Tonkin first saw a picture, from a California shelter, of a poodle now known as “Bullit,” she thought the dog had been painted red for the recent Christmas holiday. According to an animal protective officer from that state, Bullit had not been painted, but shot. Tonkin did not report officials having any suspects in the incident, but said the California protective officer speculated a juvenile might have shot the dog. In any

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case, Tonkin was able to arrange to have the poodle sent to Western Washington, where Bullit is now in the hands of a PUP foster family. Last week, Bullit had just received updated shots and what Tonkin referred to as some much needed dental work. The dog should suffer no permanent harm from the shooting, Tonkin reported. Tonkin estimated that Bullit is about 2 years old. He weighs about 10 pounds, roughly normal for a dog of his breed and general size, Tonkin added. She believed PUP likely could find a permanent home for Bullit in a few weeks.

“We are screening applicants very carefully,” she said. PUP is also working with Bullit’s foster family to see if he needs any special training before placing him in a new home. “He is a very nice dog,” Tonkin said. While Bullit has gotten some publicity because of the way in which he arrived in Washington, Tonkin added that PUP has plenty of other dogs available for adoption. “This time of year is tough for shelters,” she said. Those shelters generally are overcrowded as people tend to dump animals they no longer want right around the holidays. Why? Tonkin said owners might want to go out of town without having to put their animal up in a kennel or they perhaps desire a new animal, often a younger animal. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

Susan Bunch, an employee at Microsoft’s Issaquah campus, loves animals. Her current family includes two rescued cats, a horse and a dog. But Bunch admits there’s a soft spot in her heart for cats. “Pets bring so much to our lives, and cats in particular are unfortunately overlooked sometimes as an almost disposable pet,” she said. “They deserve so much more.” In 2009, Bunch along ON THE WEB with fellow Microsoft emLearn more ployees Karen about the Easterbrook Forget Me and Kristi Minietta began Not Animal the yearly cre- Shelter, or ation of the donate, at Cats of www.forgetMicrosoft calmenotshelendar ing the Forget Me Not Animal Shelter. Every year, Microsoft employees are encouraged to donate to the shelter located on the eastern side of the state in Ferry County. In return for their contributions, Bunch puts together a calendar featuring cats that belong to the many generous donors. Last year, the calendar raised $60,000 for Forget Me Not. Bunch hopes the calendar will continue to be a successful source of funds for the shelter. “I’d be thrilled to raise that much again, but no matter how much we make I am always really grateful for the donations we get,” she said. “Good work is always done with the funds.” Forget Me Not relies on volunteers and receives no government funding, according to Kim Gillen, the shelter’s executive director. So, she really appreciates the funds raised by this Microsoft campaign. “Forget Me Not Animal Shelter is the only animal shelter in Ferry County, Washington, which is an area roughly the size of Delaware,” Gillen said. “We rely on donations and grants for our annual funding needs.” One of the shelter’s primary services includes the Happy Homes Adoption Program that serves the entire Northwest. “We accept stray, impounded and owner-surrendered cats and dogs, spay and neuter, vaccinate and microchip them all, and find them new adoptive homes,” Gillen said. “About 85 percent of our adoptions are outside Ferry County. We have monthly deliveries of adopted pets to the Seattle and Spokane areas, and we have adopted pets to families from California to Montana to Alaska.” The Cats of Microsoft calendar is part of the Microsoft Giving Campaign. The campaign encourages employees to give back to their communities and support nonprofit organizations, according to the company’s website. Bunch is proud to contribute to the company’s campaign. “I am very passionate about Microsoft’s Giving Campaign and all the effort our company puts into making it a success so charities can benefit,” she said. Bunch encourages everyone to give back, and to remember animals when doing so. “I think there are a lot of people who still don’t realize that they can donate to charities that benefit animals,” she said. “I have always believed that no matter who you are, you have something to give. Whether you donate money or items or time, it all adds up.” Most of the calendars are bought up by the Microsoft employees. This years’ calendar was expected to be ready by mid-December. If there are any left, the shelter sells a few online at Christina Corrales-Toy is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. Comment at


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Local truck driver is recognized for safety milestone

ParentMap presents a free Eastside preschool preview from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth Street, Bellevue. Participating schools include the local Arbor Schools, Cougar Mountain Academy, Emerald Heights Academy, Giggly Wiggly Preschool, i9Sports, Sammamish Christian School & Noah’s Ark Preschool, Sunnybrook Montessori, TLC Montessori and Village Theatre. Learn more or RSVP at

Cheryl M. Wilson, of Issaquah, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for eight years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Wilson has been driving professionally for eight years and currently hauls general freight. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free years while operating a commercial vehicle. Safe driving awards are available to all eligible OOIDA members who qualify based upon the number of years for which the member has operated a commercial vehicle without being involved in a preventable accident.


ArtEAST receives $8,000 grant


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The nutritional seminar “Ideal Protein” is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and noon Jan. 21 at Banic Chiropractic Clinic, 1505 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 8. Call 313-9222. The Issaquah History Museums winter history program is at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Depot Museum. Museum Director Erica Maniez will give an entertaining, illustrated overview of Issaquah’s history, illustrated with photographs and documents from the museum collections. This program is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Call 392-3500 or Share stories at the slideshow and talk “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy,” by authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein, at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Free. Learn more at cfm#becker or call 392-5430. Cougar Mountain Academy’s eighth annual International Children’s Art Show is from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 18-19 in the auditorium at 5410 194th Ave. N.E. Admission is free. Bellewood Senior Living hosts a men’s breakfast, featuring guest speaker John Meany talking about fly-fishing, at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. Cost is $5 per person. Call 391-2880 for reservations. The Toastmasters of Sammamish introduces the Gavel Club of Sammamish and Issaquah, designed to help students improve their abilities to communicate effectively. The club’s first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, 1121 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. The club then meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. Learn more by calling David Hall at 427-9682 or emailing The Issaquah branch of the American Association of University Women’s general membership meeting, featuring guest

speaker Colleen Montoya, director of Seattle University’s Fostering Scholars Program, is at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way N.W. Learn more by emailing GriefShare, a grief support group, meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 26 through April 26 at Issaquah Christian Church, 1038 Issaquah-Hobart Road. Register at 392-5848 or The Issaquah Highlands Chinese Heritage Club presents 2012 Year of the Dragon Celebration from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Learn Chinese New Year traditions, get your photo in traditional costumes, play games, eat food and watch a performance by U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu Academy. Learn more at Registration is open to form teams for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Issaquah event. The relay involves teams of eight to 15 people taking turns circuiting a track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event is from noon June 2 to 8 a.m. June 3 at the Skyline High School track, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. All age groups are invited to participate. Contact Aimee Martin at 206-6744118 or

Fundraisers Hope on the Hill Guild presents its inaugural “Bounce for Hope” benefit for Seattle Children’s from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at KidzBounce, 8178 304th Ave. S.E., Issaquah. Tickets are $15 for children ages 2-17. Kids younger than 2 and adults are free with a paying sibling or guest (otherwise a ticket must be purchased). Learn more or purchase tickets at

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p.m. Jan. 13 at the community center. Fee is $22. Call 837-3317. Middle School Dodgeball Tournament, for ages 11-14, is from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 20 at the community center. Fee is $24 per team, with 16-member maximum. Sign up by calling 837-3317. Snow Day!, for ages 5-11, featuring a snowball fight, winter crafts, games and snacks, is from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 17 at the community center. Call 837-3317.

Volunteers Issaquah History Museums needs volunteers to be docents greeting the public at the restored Train Depot, or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail (or both). Also, help is needed with mailings and scanning of photos. Learn more by contacting Karen at or 392-3500.

Religion Live Q&As, “Why Should I Forgive,” is at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 and “Sports: What Really Counts” is at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N. Learn about the spiritual benefits of forgiveness. Call 392-8140.

Classes “Pay-What-You-Wish Yoga Class,” a weekly class for all levels taught by Ying, a registered yoga teacher and dancer, is from 8-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 28 at 4566 Klahanie Drive S.E. Register by emailing or go to ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N., unless otherwise noted. Go to or call 996-8553. “Beginners Workshop in Poetry Writing” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N., $45 “Byzantine Bracelet” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14, $100 “Visual Journaling: Saying More Than Words Can Say” — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, $110 “Chainmail Bracelet” — 6:309:30 p.m. Jan. 17, $100 “Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents and Children” — 2-4 p.m. Jan. 18, $10 per participant “Topics in Expressive Figure Drawing” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, $55 ($185 for four sessions) “Pondering Pub” — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 19, $10 donation “Art for the Soul” — 9:30 a.m. to noon, Jan. 20, $18, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N.

ArtEAST recently received an $8,000 grant from 4Culture’s Arts Facilities Capital Program. ArtEAST plans to use the funds to add to and improve its education space. The program supports quality projects by organizations and local governments throughout King County, and has invested more than $35 million in the past two decades. The program is offered every 12 to 24 months, and awards have ranged from $8,000 to $100,000 in recent cycles.

Local dentist is selected for Pierre Fauchard Academy board Dr. Barry A. Feder, of Issaquah, was recently recognized as the new board trustee for the Pierre Fauchard Academy Western USA Region, taking Dr. Barry A. Feder the oath of office Oct. 9 at the academy’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. Feder received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington and his Doctor of dental surgery from the University of Detroit. He served in the United States Army Reserve and retired a lieutenant colonel. Feder was inducted in 2000 as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and has served six years as the PFA Washington Section chairman. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

“Introduction to Encaustics” — 10

a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22, $125

“Poetry Writing Workshop” —

6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 to Feb. 29, $125, Hailstone Class Annex, 232 Front St. N. “Watercolors: Pushing the Puddle” — Fridays 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, $125 “Wire, Wax and Fabric” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, $175 The Issaquah Sportsmen's Club and AQA Personal Security offers a series of NRA Basic Pistol classes to the public Jan. 28 and 29 at 23600 S.E. Evans St. Space for additional students is still available. Register or learn more at or call 888-5538080, ext. 102, toll free. “Divorce Recovery,” a 12-week seminar for those going through separation or divorce or those trying to move on from divorce, is weekly from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 to April 23, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Call 392-8636 or go to

Meet Boggy! This 1-year-old border collie mix is one big teddy bear — he’s eager to get as close as he can to your love and affection. Boggy enjoys a lot of play time outside and would make an excellent addition to a family with children who like playing hide and seek as much as he does!

Meet Madison! This charming 3-year-old cat is looking for a new adopter to be her playmate. Madison is the perfect cuddle companion and an even better buddy for play time — she never stops purring when you toss a toy around! This sweet and gentle girl will keep you company.

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.


Local students make OSU honor roll

grade point average to be eligible for the dean’s list.

The following students were named to the Scholastic Honor Roll fall term at Oregon State University. To qualify, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of coursework and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Issaquah: Sarah Jacobi and Devin O’Donnell North Bend: Shanna Howland Preston: Carter Michell Renton: Sarah Baker, Lauren Sewell and Alexander Van Sammamish: Kristin Nikaitani (4.0 average), Chris Dallas, Kyla Krueger and Ian Smith

Local students make dean’s list at EWU

Issaquah students make UP dean’s list The following Issaquah students recently made the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland: Kristen Gates, Kelsey Hu, Amanda Marques, Shelby Miller, Andrew Salmeri, and Sarah Underwood. Students need at least a 3.5

Issaquah Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. The library will be closed Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday Teen Zone — featuring games, books and special activities — 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 “Preparing for Chemotherapy,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 12 Meet the Author: Jennifer K. Chung, winner of the 33rd annual International 3-day Novel Contest and writer of “Terroryaki!”, for adults, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 “Food, Mood and You: Benefits of Healthy Food Choices for Cancer Survivors,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 Book Club, for adults, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 Teen Book Group — 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 “Busting Myths About Breast Cancer,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 31

Sammamish Library The following events take place at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E. The library will be closed Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Write to the Edge presents a writing workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Li-

The following students were named to Eastern Washington University’s dean’s list for the 2011 winter quarter. To qualify, undergraduate students must earn 12 quality hours and receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Issaquah: Leslie Abercombie, Aaron Abolofia, Mary Arthur, Chole Barcus, Sharon Davis, Steven Kakoczky, Shay Plunk and Brian Quan Renton: Solomon Askenaw, Justin Cottom, Brittany Cristel, Dane Fiedler, Dayle Gregory, Lisa Harris, Courtney Howard, Zenash Kasa, Donna Le, Jessica Miller, Rachael Newton, Melissa Payne, Amanda Peck, Addison Tatman, Duong Vu, Ryan Watson and Callie Weber Sammamish: Dana Brooks, Beverley Knigge, Nicole Kurtz, Ryan Llaneza, Dale Schlepp, Jeffrey White and Patrick White

brary, from 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 10, 17 and 24 and Feb. 14, 21 and 28. To learn more, go to Poetry Group “Sammamish Poets Versus Paper,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 11 Musik Nest, for children and families, 7:15 p.m. Jan. 11 “How to Start a Business,” for adults, 2 pm. Jan. 13 Mother Daughter Book Club: “Once Upon a Marigold,” by Jean Ferris, 1 p.m. Jan. 14 “Colon Cancer — New Techniques in Treatment,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 18

Seniors Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. The following activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381. Nurse’s Clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Tuesday Free transportation for grocery shopping, 1 p.m. Fridays Free art classes — 1-3 p.m. Fridays Weekly yoga classes — 1:302:30 p.m. Thursdays, $5 Activity Night — 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Board games — 2 p.m. Wednesdays Books & More — 10:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays

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Theodore Vernon Colbert Sr.

Theodore “Ted” Vernon Colbert Sr., 89, a longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away Jan. 6, 2012, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, and the funeral serv-

James Aubrey Roberge

ice is at 11 a.m. Jan. 14, both at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Interment with military honors will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. View the full obituary and sign the guest book online at

Louis A. ‘Gene’ Ray Louis A. “Gene” Ray died Nov. 17, 2011, after a brief illness. He is survived by his six daughters, Kathi, Karen, Karla, Kay, Kim and Krysti. He was Louis Ray predeceased by his wife of more than 62 years, Bettye, who died in December 2010. Gene was born in Detroit on June 23, 1927, and grew up in Evansville, Ind. Immediately following World War II he served in the U.S. Army’s 14th Constabulary Regiment in Kitzingen, Germany. Gene and Bettye married in 1948 after his military discharge.

When he was hired by The Boeing Co. in 1957 they moved with their young family to Bellevue and later (in 1964) to Issaquah. Gene worked for Boeing for 33 years as a tool engineer and eventually as a specialist facilities engineer; he was responsible for evaluation and specification of computerized manufacturing equipment. In addition to his involvement with engineering and electronics, Gene had a lifelong passion for the arts, especially music and theater. He was active in amateur theatrical productions and musical performances during his college years at the University of Evansville and later at the Samena Club in Bellevue. Gene served for many years as choir director of Lake Hills Congregational Church in Bellevue. He died peacefully at his home in Providence Point.

Ada P. Seil Ada P. Seil, a lifelong Issaquah resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2012, at the Cashmere Care Center, Cashmere. She was 91 years old. Ada Seil was Ada Seil born Nov. 30, 1920, in Issaquah, the daughter of James and Charlotte Bonner. She was raised in Issaquah and attended Issaquah schools. She married Russell John Seil on May 5, 1938, in Seattle. In her younger years, she worked as a cook until retiring from the Mercer Island School District. She was a proud Golden Eagle member at the Issaquah Eagles No. 3054. In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling (especially to Hawaii), dancing, and spend-

ing time with her friends and family. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Hiatt, of East Wenatchee, and Cheryl Coffman, of Wenatchee; five grandsons, Douglas, Michael and Jeffery Hughes, John Winward and Mathew Coffman; nine greatgrandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Ada was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family held a special place in her heart. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Lower Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. A viewing will precede the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Everyone is invited to a remembrance reception immediately following at the Issaquah Fraternal Order of Eagles. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guestbook at

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James Aubrey Roberge, of Sammamish, and Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. He was 96 years and 9 months old. James Roberge Jim was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Seattle, the son of Harvey Patrick and Mertie Hamilton Roberge. He grew up in Seattle and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He spent his entire work life, 42 years, in the sheet metal business. He and his father bought their first sheet metal company in September 1936 and when he retired in 1973, he had owned and operated Roberge Sheet Metal, a custom sheet metal shop at Western Avenue and Broad Street in Seattle since 1947. He served in World War II in a Special Services Engineers Regiment in Persia.

Donald E. White Donald E. White, 91, passed away at his home in Issaquah on Dec. 16, 2011. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sept. 14, 1920, to Everett and Dorothy (Schoenfeldt) White and grew up in the area. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph and attended Missouri Western Junior College. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He married Virginia Woodbury in 1944. Donald worked as a department manager for the Quaker Oats Co. for 41 years and also served as president of the St. Joseph Grain Exchange. He was a longtime member of the Wyatt Park Christian Church in St. Joseph. After retirement, he lived in the Sebring and Avon Park areas in


Jessie Lenora Semon Jessie Lenora Semon, of Port Orchard and formerly of Issaquah, died Dec. 19, 2011. She was 83. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Jessie Semon Issaquah Christian Church, 10305 238th Way S.E. Jessie was born July 22,1928, in Kalispell, Mont., to Joe and Edith Gosnell. She lived in Kalispell, Tacoma, Lakewood, Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Oak Harbor, Du Pont and Port Orchard. She attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma. She was a member of the

Florida, moving to Issaquah in 2003 to be close to his daughter. Donald was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Elks (district deputy and Exalted Ruler) and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sebring, Fla. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on models. Donald is survived by his daughter Janette Dunavant, of Issaquah; his three grandchildren, Amber Owen, of Carnation, Chad Dunavant, of Denver, and Justin White, of Lee’s Summit, Mo. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, son Jeff and brother Harold. Services and interment were at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, on Jan. 6, 2012. Arrangements were entrusted to Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. View photos and sign the online guest book at

Albert Charles Winter Albert Charles Winter, 88, grew up in Clinton, Iowa, the youngest of 10. Al served in the U.S. Army in World War II, earned a master’s from the University of Iowa, and worked as a CPA in Rockford, Ill., before retiring to Issaquah. Al passed away Dec. 21, 2011. He is survived by his wife

JoAnn; sons Ron (wife Catherine) and Mark (wife Sue); and granddaughter Jordan. Our hero, husband, dad and grandpa is dearly loved and greatly missed. A private memorial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. Visit the online memorial at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital.

Phyllis Shirley Wicks, age 87, of Issaquah, passed away on Jan. 4, 2012. Phyllis was born Nov. 3, 1924, in San Diego. She married Clarence Melvin Wicks “Mel” on Feb. 16, 1951. Survivors include son Howard “Randy” Wicks, of the San Fernando Valley, Calif.; daughter


He married his wife, Dorothy Howisey, in June 1947 and had five children: Linda Grundberg (Gundar), David Roberge (Stefanie), Barry Roberge (deceased, 1977), Scott Roberge (Jane Smith) and Cynthia Garrison (Kevin). He had five grandchildren, Eric, Brent (Jackie) and Christopher Grundberg; Sabrina Garrison Hall (Kevin); and Jared Garrison (Leslie); and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Katherine Grundberg. After retirement, he and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and spent the winters in Mesa, Ariz., at Venture Out for 30 years. One of his retirement activities was owning an apple orchard in Eastern Washington near Chelan. He was an active participant in the Howisey Family Beaver Lake Community Club, family property on Beaver Lake for many years. He was a member at Issaquah Community Baptist Church and attending Sammamish Presbyterian Church at the time of his death. He will be loved, remembered and dearly missed by his family and friends.

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Olivia Wicks, of Issaquah; sister Margaret Lane, of Scotts Valley, Calif.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 9, at the Winters House in Bellevue. Friends may share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

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the landscape throughout much of the flight. The camera ended up taking some noteworthy pictures, especially once the balloon had cleared the cloud cover. “You can definitely see the curvature of the Earth,” Chinn said. “You can see the blackness of space.” To help with the launch, Chinn took along three of his friends and his father. Chinn said he spent a lot of time studying wind patterns and settled on Cle Elum as a launch site. The idea was that the balloon would be blown east and not end up in the ocean. The balloon was expected to return to Earth once the air pressure outside the balloon dropped to a certain point. The helium would continue pushing on the interior of the balloon until it popped and the whole thing tumbled down, the parachute deployed by the wind. Chinn’s flight took about five hours. As expected, the GPS stopped sending signals at about 50,000 feet and Chinn and his crew lost track of the balloon for roughly three hours. Next came what Chinn called some really good luck. Just going by his calculations about where the balloon might land, Chinn and his group drove about 100 miles east from Cle Elum to the small town of Ritzville, which sits some 203 miles east of Issaquah. They


Issaquah PTA, Issaquah community theater and Issaquah Christian Church. Jessie married Donald R. Semon, in Tacoma, Nov. 22,1947. In her spare time, she loved to watch high school sports, garden and sing. She is survived by Donald, of Port Orchard; Cathi (Jerry) Rogerson, of Port Orchard; Chris (Frank) Burnett, of Renton; Doug Semon, of Valrico, Fla.; Pete (Lisa) Semon, of Enumclaw; John (Maude) Gosnell and Dick (Margy) Semon, of Tacoma; Tom (Pat) Semon, of Gig Harbor; Doris Semon, of San Francisco; 15 grandchildren;13 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Donald. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders or St. Jude’s.

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knew the balloon would travel east, but they didn’t know if it would be blown north or south. They waited more than two hours for some sign of the balloon and were just about to give up when they realized the GPS had begun signaling again. They also were surprised to discover the balloon had landed not 10 miles from where they were. Eventually, they tracked the signal to a cattle ranch near Ritzville. As they homed in on the location of the GPS, they accidentally ran into the owner of the ranch who gave them permission to look for the balloon. They found it about a half-hour later. Chinn has put together at least two videos of the balloon’s flight, one of which shows what the camera caught every few minutes and one which shows the flight in a lot more detail. “I never would have thought to do something like this,” said Victor Chinn, an electrical engineer whose small company makes scientific instruments. Josh Chinn said he’s really not that interested in science; he intends to study business in college. “I wanted to go out and do something crazy,” he said regarding the balloon flight. “People say don’t waste your high school years.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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Eagles win 52-51 after buzzer-beating shot is waived off By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter


Conner Small, Liberty High School freshman, puts the shoulders of Redmond's Bryan Lapierre on the mat for a pin during the Liberty Wrestling Invitational Jan. 7. Small went on to win the 138-pound division.

Spartans rack up wrestling wins By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Local high school wrestlers were plenty busy last week with Skyline and Issaquah both com-

peting in league matches and invitational tournaments, and Liberty hosting its annual invitational. The most active local squad last week was Skyline, which wrestled


Douglas Lawson, Skyline High School senior (top), keeps Liberty High School’s Jake Tierney tied up on the way to an 8-6 win in their 170-pound match during the Liberty Wrestling Invitational Jan. 7.

three KingCo Conference 4A matches in two days, and sent members off to two different tournaments Jan. 7. Most of Skyline’s team was at the Liberty Invitational, where the Spartans took top honors with 206 points. Liberty, which had two individual champions, was fourth with 126 points. Skyline had five individual champions at Liberty. Nathan Swanson won the 106-pound division by defeating Jayden Schwope, of Hazen, 9-1. Joseph DeMatteo took the 113-pound title by pinning teammate Kody Nyugen in 1:52. Ian Crouch captured the 152pound division with a dramatic 12-10 overtime decision against Highline’s Pat Legate. Crouch reached the finals with pins in first two rounds. Cyrus Sarkosh took the 182pound class by pinning Redmond’s Sean Donovan in 52 seconds in the final. Sarkosh reached the final with a tough 7-5 overtime decision against Liberty’s Noel Brandon. The latter placed third in the division. And Sean McAlhaney won the 195-pound class by pinning Hazen’s Hector Esquivel in 3:30. Skyline got second places from Tyler Aguirre at 145, Michael Mecham at 160 and Douglas Lawson at 170. Liberty’s Hamilton Noel, who placed second at last year’s 3A state meet, won the 160-pound division with a 14-5 decision against Mecham. Noel reached the final round after winning his first two matches with pins. Conner Small, of Liberty, won

the 138-pound class with a 7-1 decision against Hazen’s Daniel Karpman. Small won his first match with a pin and defeated Eastlake’s Mark Smith 13-0 in the second round. Liberty also received third places from Zach Toombs at 126 and Jake Tierney at 170. Both Skyline and Issaquah competed at the Bonney Lake Classic. Issaquah finished second with 133 points. Eastmont took first place with 154.5 points. Skyline, which sent some wrestlers to the meet, was 16th with 57 points. Issaquah did not have any individual champions but did have four runners-up. Max Tickman (126), Almen Thorpe (132), Jerdon Helgeson (138),and Jonathan Norris (285) took second places. Skyline’s Tristan Steciw (120) placed second and teammate Justin Manipis (113) was third. Issaquah wrestlers win final match to edge Skyline Issaquah pulled out a dramatic 35-34 victory Jan. 4, when Andrew Ramirez won the 170pound match as the Eagles defeated host Skyline in KingCo Conference 4A action. Ramirez scored a major decision by beating Skyline's Douglas Lawson 10-2. Issaquah got pins from Spencer Tickman (106), Louden Ivey (120) and Norris (285). Joseph Tonnemaker (145) also won his match with a major decision. Crouch (152) and Sarkosh (182) had pins for Skyline. Manipis

Skyline High School basketball players and coaches might still be talking about Megan Wiedeman’s near-buzzer-beating shot Jan. 6 against host Issaquah. Wiedeman, the Spartans’ standout senior post, almost won the game at literally the last second in the packed Issaquah High School gymnasium. She made the 22footer, but the officials ruled it no good after it rolled off of her fingertips just a split second after time expired. “I thought we won,” Skyline coach Greg Bruns said. So did Skyline’s fans. The lastsecond theatrics sent both student sections into an uproar. But as quickly as Skyline’s fans thought their team had executed a textbook come-from-behind victory, the Eagles’ faithful ultimately reveled in the victory over its district rival. Issaquah improved to 3-3 in KingCo Conference 4A and 8-4 overall after it won, 52-51. The Eagles remain in third place behind Skyline (4-2, 7-5) in the Crest Division standings. The loss knocked the Spartans out of a tie with Eastlake for first place. “I was just trying to get the shot off,” Wiedeman said after the game. “I didn’t really know the time.” Issaquah got off to a strong start, pressing hard on defense and frustrating the Skyline offense throughout the first half. The Eagles controlled the tempo and went up 15-10 after the first, at one point leading 132. Quincey Gibson, Issaquah’s sophomore point guard, hit backto-back 3-pointers to put Issaquah up 24-12 in the second quarter. The Spartans scored 12 points that quarter but still trailed 29-22 at halftime. After Issaquah lost to Garfield, 58-55, Jan. 4, the girls resolved to refocus on their team’s defensive strength, Eagles coach Kathy Gibson said. The key was “making plays on defense, for us,” she said. “After the Garfield loss, we’ve got to get back to defense. And I thought we did a pretty darn good job.”

Skyline came out in the second half with a new energy on defense and ended up narrowing the deficit to one point by the end of the third quarter. Skyline junior guard Rachel Shim put the Spartans up 37-35 after hitting a buzzer-beater and a free throw shot. That play proved a pivotal point. “It pumped up the team a lot. That’s what got us going,” Shim said. Shim finished with 12 points, while Wiedeman led all scorers with 16. Quincey Gibson, daughter of the Issaquah coach, topped the Eagles with 12 points, coming on four 3-point field goals. Teammate Aimee Brakken scored 11 points, and Mandie Hill and Monica Landdeck each had nine points. Despite a slow third quarter, on both sides of the ball, the Eagles managed to step up their defense in the fourth quarter, causing Skyline to scramble at the last second. “I think we just played really well as a team,” Quincey Gibson said. “Contain on defense and don’t foul. We just wanted to get the win.” Skyline blows out Ballard Skyline raced off to a 20-10 first-quarter lead Jan. 4 and coasted to a KingCo 4A 65-42 victory against host Ballard. Susie Tinker scored a seasonhigh 20 points to lead Skyline and all players. Wiedeman and Allie Wyszynski each had 10 points for the Spartans. Skyline led 30-19 at halftime and steadily pulled away from Ballard. Cailey Beckett topped Ballard with 15 points. Issaquah meanwhile lost to host Garfield, 58-55. Garfield led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and the contest remained close the rest of the way. Garfield's Nyasha Sarju scored a game-high 29 points. Hill led Issaquah with 17 points. Mackenzie Wieburg contributed 11 points and Ngozi Monu added nine points for the Eagles. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at


Skyline win keeps them atop Crest Division The Skyline High School boys basketball team kept its hold on first place in the KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division standings Jan. 6 when the Spartans defeated the host Issaquah Eagles, 64-53. Skyline improved its league record to 4-1 and season mark to 9-3. Issaquah dropped to 3-3 in the Crest Division and 9-3 overall. The Eagles entered this week in third place behind Redmond, which was 4-2. The Eagles led 11-10 going into the second quarter, but Skyline sped ahead and came out on top, 26-21, at halftime. Despite senior guard Nick Price’s 21-point effort for the Eagles, the Spartans relied on double-digit performances from three players. Lucas Shannon, a senior forward,


scored 16 points, Will Parker, a senior guard, scored 15 points and sophomore guard Jonah Eastern finished with 11 points. On Jan. 3, Skyline suffered its first league defeat. The Spartans got outscored 34-20 in the second half by visiting Ballard and lost, 56-47. Skyline led 27-22 at halftime. However, Ballard blew out the Spartans 18-8 in the third quarter to go ahead for good. Seth Berger, a 6-foot-7 junior, led Ballard with 14 points. John Verduin, a 6-4 junior guard,

added 12 points for the Beavers. Shannon topped Skyline with 14 points and Parker had 10 points. Eagles fall to Garfield Issaquah, which drew the division-leading teams last week, lost to Crown Division-leading Garfield, 73-59, Jan. 3. The Eagles, playing on their home court for just the second time this season, held a 20-19 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Garfield outscored the Eagles 19-5 in the second period to stay in front for good. Garfield's Tucker Hayman, a 6-5 junior, led all players with 27 points. TreVaunte Williams, a 6-4 junior, had 24 points for Garfield, which is 6-0 in league play and 8-2 overall. Price topped Issaquah with 20

points. Teammate Fletcher Martin contributed 15 points. Issaquah entered the game coming off a successful road trip to Bend, Ore. The Eagles won the Summit Holiday Tournament Dec. 30. Issaquah defeated West Albany, Ore., 61-55, in the title game. Ryan Sexton and Martin each had 14 points to lead the Eagles. Price had 13 points. Liberty boys make big second half comeback The Liberty High School boys basketball team exploded in the second half Jan. 6 and rallied for a 68-57 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory against visiting Interlake. The Patriots trailed by six See BASKETBALL, Page B5


Megan Wiedeman, Skyline High School senior post, watches her last-ditch effort head toward the hoop as Issaquah senior guard Taryn Holmes defends. Officials ruled the shot was made after time expired, handing the Spartans a 51-52 loss.

The Issaquah Press More honors for Skyline quarterback Max Browne Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne continues to collect accolades. Most recently, he was selected as one of 20 juniors for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl that showcases top players from across the nation. In addition, he earned honorable mention on’s 2011 High School All-America team, and was named the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year, and the Associated Press Player of the Year for all classifications. Browne has been rated by as one of the first five-star recruits in the 2013 recruiting class. Browne threw for 4,034 yards and 45 touchdowns last season and helped Skyline to an 11-3 record and the 4A state title. According to, Browne has received scholarship offers from California, Clemson, Colorado, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Liberty girls share first place The Liberty High School girls basketball team raced off to a 13-4 first-quarter lead Jan. 6 and overwhelmed the visiting Interlake Saints, 55-36, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest. Liberty led 28-17 at halftime and held a commanding 43-22 lead after three quarters. Delane Agnew paced the Patriots with a game-high 16 points. Aspen Winegar added 15 points for Liberty, which remained in a tie with Juanita for first place in the league. Both teams are 5-1. On Jan. 4, Liberty suffered its first league defeat when the Patriots lost to visiting Lake Washington, 42-41, in overtime. The Patriots led 13-10 after the first quarter and seemed to have control of things when they were ahead 22-15 at halftime. However, Lake Washington rallied in the third quarter to go ahead, 33-31. The teams were deadlocked at 39 at the end of the fourth quarter. Hunter Hopkins, of Lake Washington, led all players with 14 points. Winegar topped Liberty with 10 points.

Liberty swimmers sink Sammamish Logan Briggs won two races with state-qualifying times and

swam as a member of two winning relays that had state-qualifying times Jan. 5 as he led the Liberty High School boys swimming team to an 114-68 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory against visiting Sammamish at the Julius Boehm Pool. Briggs won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 56.65 seconds and captured the 100 butterfly in 54.84. He anchored Liberty's winning 200 freestyle relay team, which was clocked in 1:32.26. Luke Duschl, Nick Klatt and Kevin Hays were other members of the relay team. Briggs, Raymond Ha, Connor Biehl and Hays made up Liberty's winning 400 freestyle relay team, which was timed in 3:27.26. The Patriots also won the 200 medley relay. Duschl, Ha, Biehl and Klatt made up the relay team, which finished first in 1:46.43. Duschl won two other races. He took first in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.95 and was first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.25. Other Liberty first places came from Biehl in the 100 backstroke, Ha in the 500 freestyle and Jesse Herrild in diving. On Jan. 3, Liberty won the 400 freestyle relay, the final race of the meet, and defeated host Hazen, 97-86, in a thrilling nonleague meet at the Hazen Pool. Duschl, Biehl, Klatt and Briggs made up Liberty's 400 freestyle relay team, which won the race in a statequalifying time of 3:27.37. The Patriots opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1:42. Duschl, Ha, Hays and Klatt made up the relay team. Liberty also won the 200 freestyle relay. Hays, Ha, Biehl and Briggs made up the relay team, which had a winning time of 1:34.47. Briggs won two other races in state-qualifying times. He captured the 50 freestyle in 22.74 and the 100 freestyle in 49.01. Klatt, Ha and Duschl each had two first places, too. Klatt won the 500 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 5:00.4 and captured the 200 freestyle in 1:52.81. Ha took first in the 100 breaststroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:00.76 and won the 100 butterfly in 56.76. Duschl captured the 100 backstroke in a state-qualifying time of 56.55 and won the 200 individual medley in 2:04.65.

Issaquah swimmers topped by Roosevelt

The Issaquah High School boys swimming team came up short Jan. 6 when host Roosevelt won the 400 freestyle relay, the final race of the meet, to pull out a 9491 KingCo Conference 4A victory. Issaquah opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1:42.69. Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Gabe Florsheim and Brian Ruggles made up the relay team. Melody also won the 200 individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 2:02.16.

Skyline swimmers fall to Inglemoor The Skyline High School boys swimming team lost to Inglemoor, 101-85, Jan. 3 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet. Paul Jett won the 50 freestyle in 23.18 and the 100 freestyle in 50.37 for Skyline. He also led off the 200 freestyle relay, which Skyline won in 1:36.93. Ashton Powell, Tucker Russell and Alec Raines were other members of the relay team.

Issaquah gymnasts top Garfield Amanda Dumont took allaround honors Jan. 5 as she led the Issaquah High School gymnastics team to a 150.2-89.7 victory against Garfield in a KingCo Conference 4A meet. Dumont finished first with a 31.75 score. Teammate Rebecca Chinn was second at 31.4. Dumont also placed first on the uneven parallel bars. Chinn took first place on the vault and tied for first on the balance beam.

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Wrestling FROM PAGE B4

(113) won his match with a major decision. On Jan. 5, Issaquah overwhelmed Ballard, 70-9. Jordan Hamilton (113), Max Tickman (126), Helgeson (138), Parker Hamilton (170), Matt Solusod (220) and Norris (285) had pins for the Eagles. Ivey (120) and Taylor Evans (152) won their matches with major decisions and Tonnemaker (145) scored a technical fall to win his match. BY GREG FARRAR

Skyline takes down two Skyline took down two KingCo Conference 4A opponents Jan. 5 when the Spartans overwhelmed Garfield, 72-6, and walloped Redmond, 64-9. In the Garfield match, Skyline got pins from Amrit Puri (106), Manipis (113), Jonathan Jo (120), Tyler

Hamilton Noel, Liberty High School senior, succeeds at pinning Garret Gilbertson, of Highline High School, during their 160-pound wrestling match in the first round of the Liberty Wrestling Invitational Jan. 7. Noel went on to win the tournament in his weight class. White (130), Christian Caldwell (145), Crouch (152), Lawson (170), Sarkosh (182) and McAlhaney (195). Manipis, Sarkosh and Kyle Nar-

don (195) had pins for the Spartans against Redmond. Caldwell also recorded a major decision in the Redmond match.

Basketball FROM PAGE B4

points at halftime, but outscored Interlake 21-13 in the third quarter to take the lead. Liberty pulled away in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Saints, 25-16. Robbie Thomas led Liberty with a game-high 23 points, which was also a season-high for the junior guard. Jordan West added 15 points and Tynan Gilmore 12 points for the Patriots, who went to 2-4 in league play and 7-5 on the season. Sam Finfer led Interlake with 17 points. On Jan. 3, Liberty stayed right with powerful Lake Washington for three quarters, but the host Kangaroos pulled away in the final period to win, 61-48. Lake Washington outscored Liberty 14-5 in the final quarter. Liberty fell behind by seven points in the first quarter, but fought back in the second period to trail just 34-30 at halftime. Gilmore topped the Patriots with 17 points and West contributed 12 points. Darien NelsonHenry, of Lake Washington, led all players with 24 points.

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Barcus-Glover 2. Liberty – Robbie Thomas 23, Jordan West 15, Tynan Gilmore 12, Matt Campbell 6, Ben Wessell 5, DJ Demps 3, Cory Dukelow 3, Cam Lee 1.

Prep boys basketball 4A KingCo Conference CREST DIVISION

Skyline Redmond Issaquah Newport Eastlake CROWN DIVISION

League W L 4 1 4 2 3 3 2 5 1 5

Season W L 9 3 9 3 9 3 5 7 3 10

League W L 6 0 5 2 4 2 3 3 2 5 0 6

Season W L 8 2 7 5 8 3 6 4 4 8 4 7

Garfield Ballard Roosevelt Bothell Woodinville Inglemoor Jan. 6 Games Garfield 60, Ballard 53 Bothell 77, Inglemoor 76 Skyline 64, Issaquah 53 Redmond 64, Newport 46 Roosevelt 57, Woodinville 41 Jan. 3 Games Woodinville 41, Eastlake 38 Garfield 73, Issaquah 59 Redmond 57, Roosevelt 52 Ballard 56, Skyline 47 Bothell 61, Newport 52

GARFIELD 73, ISSAQUAH 59 Garfield 19 19 21 14 – 73 Issaquah 20 5 13 21 – 59 Garfield – Tucker Haymond 27, TreVaunte Williams 24, Daniel Greer 4, Demario Hall 4, Torrence Baker 2, Aja Buchanan 2, Ibrahim Edo 0, Jalen McGruder 0. Issaquah – Nick Price 20, Fletcher Martin 15, Drew Danner 9, Ryan Sexton 9, Cory Nevin 4, Tyler Witte 2, Grant Bair 0, Ty Gibson 0, Jake Henke 0, Brian Watson 0. SKYLINE 64, ISSAQUAH 53 Skyline 10 16 19 19 – 64 Issaquah 11 10 18 15 – 53 Skyline – Lucas Shannon 16, Will Parker 15, Jonah Eastern 11, Max Browne 8, Hunter Cikatz 5, Bryan Cikatz 5, Nick Kassuba 4, Blake O’Brien 0, Michael Parducci 0, Jim Wackerhagen 0. Issaquah – Nick Price 21, Fletcher Martin 7, Ty Gibson 6, Cory Nevin 2, Tyler Witte 6, Brian Watson 5, Drew Danner 2, Jake Henke 2, Ryan Sexton 2. BALLARD 56, SKYLINE 47 Ballard 13 9 18 16 – 56 Skyline 12 15 8 12 – 47 Ballard – Seth Berger 14, John Verduin 12, Jake Devine 11, Raymond Owens 8, Stuart MacGeorge 6, Brad Baker 5, Nate Rouda 0, Domisi Thrash 0. Skyline – Lucas Shannon 14, Will Parker 10, Bryan Cikatz 8, Jim Wackerhagen 6, Nick Kassubsa 5, Max Browne 2, Addison McIrvin 2, Hunter Cikatz 0, Jonah Eastern 0. Summit Holiday Tournament At Bend, Ore. Title Game ISSAQUAH 61, WEST ALBANY, ORE., 55 West Albany 15 14 14 12 – 55 Issaquah 12 16 18 15 – 61 Issaquah – Nick Price 13, Brian Watson 4, Cory Nevin 3, Ryan Sexton 14, Tyler Witte 4, Blake Bichsel 2, Grant Bair 3, Fletcher Martin 14, Ty Gibson 0, Drew Danner 2.

3A/2A KingCo Conference League W L 6 0 5 1 4 1 4 1 2 4 2 4 0 6 0 6

Sammamish Lake Washington Bellevue Mercer Island Liberty Mount Si Interlake Juanita Jan. 6 Games Lake Washington 49, Bellevue 45 Mercer Island 58, Juanita 52 Liberty 68, Interlake 57 Sammamish 58, Mount Si 54 Jan. 3 Games Lake Washington 61, Liberty 48 Bellevue 54, Mount Si 37 Sammamish 61, Juanita 52 Mercer Island 82, Interlake 47

Season W L 9 2 8 3 9 2 9 3 7 5 3 9 3 8 3 9

LIBERTY 68, INTERLAKE 57 Interlake 16 12 13 16 – 57 Liberty 14 8 21 25 – 68 Interlake – Sam Finfer 17, Kamana Adriano 13, Sam Shank 12, Carl Snaring 6, Dawson Henshaw 3, Dexter

LAKE WASHINGTON 61, LIBERTY 48 Liberty 14 16 13 5 – 48 Lake Washington 21 13 13 14 – 61 Liberty – Tynan Gilmore 17, Jordan West 12, Matt Campbell 6, Ben Wessell 6, Cory Dukelow 3, Dalton O’Brian 2, Robbie Thomas 2, BJ Demps 0, Tim Phan 0.

Prep girls basketball CREST DIVISION League W L 5 1 4 2 3 3 2 5 1 5

Season W L 8 4 7 5 8 4 4 8 4 7

League W L 7 0 4 2 4 3 3 3 2 5 0 6

Season W L 10 1 8 3 6 5 4 6 3 9 0 11

Woodinville Inglemoor Roosevelt Garfield Ballard Bothell Jan. 7 Game Eastlake 55, Garfield 53 Jan. 6 Games Garfield 57, Ballard 53 Inglemoor 55, Bothell 13 Issaquah 52, Skyline 51 Newport 44, Redmond 36 Woodinville 63, Roosevelt 40 Jan. 4 Games Skyline 65, Ballard 42 Newport 53, Bothell 32 Garfield 58, Issaquah 55 Roosevelt 45, Redmond 41 Woodinville 64, Eastlake 57

SKYLINE 65, BALLARD 42 Skyline 20 10 18 17 – 65 Ballard 10 9 12 11 – 42 Skyline – Susie Tinker 20, Megan Wiedeman 10, Allie Wyszynski 10, Morgan Farrar 6, Lacey Nicholson 6, Rachel Shim 6, Bryn deVita 3, Katie Fitzgerald 2, Shelby Kassuba 2 Ballard – Cailey Beckett 15, Mary MacGeorge 13, Beverly Verduin 8, Shelby Bailess 4, Samantha Hall 2. ISSAQUAH 52, SKYLINE 51 Skyline 10 12 15 14 – 51 Issaquah 15 14 6 17 – 52 Skyline – Megan Wiedeman 16, Rachel Shim 12, Morgan Farrar 6, Allie Wyszynski 6, Alex Daugherty 5, Lacey Nicholson 4, Shelby Kassuba 2, Susie Tinker 0. Issaquah – Quincey Gibson 12, Aimee Brakken 11, Mandie Hill 9, Monica Landdeck 9, Mackenzie Wieburg 7, Ngozi Monu 4, Taryn Holmes 2, Katrina Clements 0. GARFIELD 58, ISSAQUAH 55 Issaquah 14 14 14 13 – 55 Garfield 16 14 15 13 – 58 Issaquah – Mandie Hill 17, Mackenzie Wieburg 11, Ngozi Monu 9, Aimee Brakken 7, Taryn Holmes 4, Monica Landdeck 4, Quincey Gibson 3. Garfield – Nyasha Sarju 29, Shaunice Robinson 17, Cierra Levias 8, Ariden Maloney-Bertelt 4, Ceona Duggins 0, Deja Dunn 0, Ebone Jones 0, Jaslyn Omlid 0, Mikayla Trujillo 0.

3A/2A KingCo Conference League W L 5 1 5 1 4 2 4 2 3 3 2 4 1 5 0 6

Juanita Liberty Lake Washington Mount Si Bellevue Interlake Mercer Island Sammamish Jan. 6 Games Bellevue 50, Lake Washington 40 Juanita 64, Mercer Island 36 Liberty 55, Interlake 36 Mount Si 54, Sammamish 25 Jan. 4 Games Mount Si 47, Bellevue 44 Juanita 65, Sammamish 18 Lake Washington 42, Liberty 41 (OT) Interlake 56, Mercer Island 52

Season W L 10 2 9 3 7 5 7 5 5 6 6 6 1 10 3 9

LIBERTY 55, INTERLAKE 36 Interlake 4 13 5 14 – 36 Liberty 13 15 15 12 – 55 Interlake – Cate Mueller 8, Eboney Jackson 6,

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Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is offering a winter development academy for players 7-8 years old. Go to Issaquah Parks is registering players for its K-fifth grade spring/summer program. Learn more by calling 837-3346. Register at Basketball Issaquah Parks has a Hoopsters program for ages 6-8. Games are on Thursdays from 5-5:50 p.m. Program begins Jan. 12. Register at Little League Issaquah Little League is registering players for 2012 baseball and softball teams. Go to ... Sammamish Little League is registering players for 2012 baseball, softball and Challenger teams. Register at Bowling Issaquah Parks offers bowling for Camille Sullivan 6, Cassidy McDermott 5, Margo Parker 5, Emma Ostlund 3, Lauren VanDraanen 3, Rachel Brous 0, Marta Mueller 0, Hannah Pratt 0, Kaeleigh Randolph 0. Liberty – Delane Agnew 16, Aspen Winegar 15, Alicia Abraham 6, Ashlan Applegate 5, Adele Payant 5, Morgan Safley 4, Cherelle Demps 2, Tara Johnson 2, Sierra Carlson 0, Avery Granberg 0, Megan Tsutakawa 0. LAKE WASHINGTON 42, LIBERTY 41 (Overtime) Lake Washington 10 5 18 6 3 – 42 Liberty 13 9 9 8 2 – 41 Lake Washington – Hunter Hopkins 14, Whitney Dunlap 9, Margo Lynott 7, Peyton Wozeniak 5, Cassie Lively 3, Sarah Wilson 3, Kalena Dierickx 1, Claire Anderson 0. Liberty – Aspen Winegar 10, Ashlan Applegate 7, Delane Agnew 6, Morgan Safley 4, Stephanie Yea 4, Sierra Carlson 3, Megan Tsutakawa 3, Alicia Abraham 2, Adele Payant 2, Tara Johnson 0.

Prep boys swimming KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 6 Meets ROOSEVELT 94, ISSAQUAH 91 200 medley relay: 1, Issaquah (Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Gabe Florsheim, Brian Ruggles) 1:42.69*. 200 freestyle: 1, Tim Sherwood (Roos) 1:52.54. 200 individual medley: 1, Melody (Iss) 2:02.16*. 50 freestyle: 1, Alex Guffey (Roos) 23.47. Diving: 1, Nicholas Conckle (Roos) 151.50. 100 butterfly: 1, G. Florsheim (Iss) 55.40*. 100 freestyle: 1, Ruggles (Iss) 50.39. 500 freestyle: 1, Sherwood (Roos) 5:21.54. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah (Adam Florsheim, G. Florsheim, Dave Nam, Ben Nussbaum) 1:36.46. 100 backstroke: 1, Matsuda (Iss) 57.78. 100 breaststroke: 1, Keith Schendel (Roos) 1:01.49*. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Roosevelt (Guffey, Schendel, Sherwood, Sintay) 3:22.94*. *state qualifying times Jan. 3 Meet INGLEMOOR 101, SKYLINE 85 200 medley relay: 1, Inglemoor (Mateusz Merchel, Josaiah Clark, Andy Chapman, Matthew Yusen) 1:46.35. 200 freestyle: 1, Alec Raines (Sky) 1:53.36. 200 individual medley: 1, Matt Haynie (Sky) 2:14.87. 50 freestyle: 1, Paul Jett (Sky) 23.18. Diving: 1, Max Levy (Sky) 252.25. 100 butterfly: 1, Seth Birell (Ing) 58.68. 100 freestyle: 1, Jett (Sky) 50.37. 500 freestyle: 1, Casey Colella (Ing) 4:58.90*. 200 freestyle relay: Skyline (Jett, Ashton Powell, Tucker Russell, Raines) 1:36.93. 100 backstroke: 1, Merchel (Ing) 58.15. 100 breaststroke: Clark (Ing) 1:08.03. 400 freestyle relay:

people with disabilities, ages 13 and up, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 22. Bowling is at Adventure Bowl in Snoqualmie. Call 837-3346.

High school sports Boys basketball Jan. 13, 8 p.m., Issaquah at Redmond, Sammamish at Liberty, Eastlake at Skyline; Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Roosevelt, Liberty at Bellevue, Skyline at Inglemoor. Girls basketball Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Bothell, Liberty at Mount Si, Skyline at Garfield; Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m., Issaquah at Redmond, Sammamish at Liberty, Eastlake at Skyline; Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roosevelt at Issaquah, Bellevue at Liberty, Inglemoor at Skyline. Gymnastics Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Issaquah at Eastlake, Liberty at Interlake, Inglemoor, Newport at Skyline. Wrestling Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., Garfield at Issaquah, Newport at Skyline; Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., Juanita at Liberty, Bothell at Issaquah; Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Inglemoor at Issaquah. Boys swimming Jan. 12, 3 p.m., Liberty at Lake Washington (Juanita Pool), 3:30 p.m., Bothell, Skyline at Issaquah (Boehm Pool); Jan. 17, 3:30 p.m., Roosevelt at Skyline (Boehm Pool).

Inglemoor (Yusen, Birell, Gene Hoffman, Merchel) 3:32.03. *state qualifying time

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Jan. 5 Meet LIBERTY 114, SAMMAMISH 68 200 medley relay: 1, Liberty A (Luke Duschl, Raymond Ha, Connor Biehl, Nick Klatt) 1:46.43; 3, Liberty B (TJ Johnson, Jesse Herrild, David Adams, Jarrett Brown) 2:00.57. 200 freestyle: 1, Duschl (Lib) 1:53.95; 4, Kevin Hays (Lib) 1:56.98; 5, Josh Johnson (Lib) 2:19.54. 200 individual medley: 1, Logan Briggs (Lib) 1:56.65*; 3, Jacob Johnston (Lib) 2:30.46; 5, Ryan Menezes (Lib) 2:40.39. 50 freestyle: 1, Matt McKaig (Sam) 23.77; 3, Ha (Lib) 24.60; 4, Kyle Sargent (Lib) 25.40; 5, Matthew Hinchey (Lib) 26.28. Diving: 1, Herrild (Lib) 170.20; 2, Thomas Hughes (Lib) 115.65. 100 butterfly: 1, Briggs (Lib) 54.84*; 3, Biehl (Lib) 58.95; 4, Sargent (Lib) 1:10.09. 100 freestyle: 1, Tyler Spencer (Sam) 51.35; 2, Klatt (Lib) 51.52; 3, Hays (Lib) 52.51. 500 freestyle: 1, Ha (Lib) 5:16.82; 3, TJ Johnson (Lib) 6:10.56; 4, Greg Murashige (Lib) 6:44.06. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty A (Duschl, Klatt, Hays, Briggs) 1:32.26*; 3, Liberty B (Adams, Hughes, Herrild, Brown) 1:47.87. 100 backstroke: 1, Biehl (Lib) 59.59; 4, Josh Johnson (Lib) 1:12.24; 5, Max Greenwald (Lib) 1:14.67. 100 breaststroke: 1, Duschl (Lib) 1:07.25; 2, Klatt (Lib) 1:07.67; 5, Brown (Lib) 1:16.93. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Briggs, Ha, Biehl, Hays) 3:27.26*; 3, Liberty B (TJ Johnson, Hinchey, Sargent, Josh Johnson) 4:04.70. *state qualifying times Jan. 3 Nonleague Meet LIBERTY 97, HAZEN 86 200 medley relay – 1, Liberty (Luke Duschl, Raymond Ha, Kevin Hays, Nick Klatt) 1:42.0*; 2, Hazen A (Nolan Hoover, Chris Foth, Kyle Nelson, Alex Gayte) 1:48.02; 3, Hazen B (Blake Baxter, David Phan, Brandon Nichols, Dustin Coda) 1:56.58. 200 freestyle: 1, Klatt (Lib) 1:52.82; 2, Chase Onstot (H) 1:54.07; 3, Connor Broughton (H) 1:57.36; 4, PJ Warmenhoven (H) 2:04.52; 5, Jacob Johnston (Lib) 2:12.79. 200 individual medley: 1, Duschl (Lib) 2:04.64; 2, Connor Biehl (Lib) 2:05.15; 3, Hoover (H) 2:11.55; 4, Chase Cotrill (H) 2:23.09; 5, Turner Englehart (H) 2:24.64. 50 freestyle: 1, Logan Briggs (Lib) 22.74*; 2, Nelson (H) 24.01; 3, Hays (Lib) 24.05; 4, Malcolm Mitchell (H) 24.14; 5, Gayte (H) 24.15. Diving: Coda (H) 148.15; 2, Jesse Herrild (Lib) 140.35; 3, Shane Thompson (H) 134.60. 100 butterfly: 1, Ha (Lib) 56.76; 2, Nelson (H) 58.28; 3, Thomas Hughes (Lib) 1:07.63; 4, Nichols (H)



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1:07.68; 5, Coda (H) 1:08.09. 100 freestyle: 1, Briggs (Lib) 49.01*; 2, Mitchell (H) 54.61; 3, Englehart (H) 56.48; 4, Ryder Ronk (H) 56.82; 5, Kyle Sargent (Lib) 57.12. 500 freestyle: 1, Klatt (Lib) 5:00.40*; 2, Biehl (Lib) 5:01.38; 3, Broughton (H) 5:09.82; 4, Onstot (H) 5:09.92; 5, Cotrill (H) 5:48.37. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty (Hays, Ha, Biehl, Briggs) 1:34.47; 2, Hazen A (Gayte, Onstot, Nelson, Mitchell) 1:35.42; 3, Hazen B (Coda, Warmenhoven, Englehart, Phan) 1:41.33. 100 backstroke: 1, Duschl (Lib) 56.65; 2, Hays (Lib) 1:05.02; 3, Gayte (H) 1:10.29; 4, Foth (H) 1:10.62, 5, Warmenhoven (H) 1:14.28. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty (Duschl, Biehl, Klatt, Briggs) 3:27.37*; 2, Hazen A (Onstot, Broughton, Warmenhoven, Mitchell) 3:43.46; 3, Hazen B (Hoover, Englehart, Cotrill, Ronk) 3:48.88. *state qualifying times

KingCo Diving At Juanita High Top qualifiers: 1, Max Levy (Skyline) 415.45*; 2, Eric Klassen (Redmond) 355.65*; 3, Drew Carlson Rothe (Woodinville) 328.75*; 4, Andrew Bowker (Lakeside) 328.30; 5, Cody Sodawasser (Bothell) 318.65. *qualified for state

Prep wrestling KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 4 Match ISSAQUAH 35, SKYLINE 34 106: Spencer Tickman (Iss) p. Amrit Puri, 3:26. 113: Jusin Manipis (Sky) maj. dec. Jordan Hamilton, 9-1. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) p. Tristan Steciw, 4:41. 126: Max Tickman (Iss) won by forfeit. 132: JC Abboud (Sky) won by forfeit. 138: Jerdon Helgerson (Iss) d. Tyler White, 72. 145: Joseph Tonnemaker (Iss) major dec. Christian Caldwell, 15-3. 152: Ian Crouch (Sky) p. Taylor Evans, 1:12. 160: Michael Mecham (Sky) d. Tucker Brumley, 84. 170: Andrew Ramirez (Iss) maj. dec. Douglas Lawson, 10-2. 182: Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. Zach Garner, 1:15. 195: Kyle Nardon (Sky) won by forfeit. 220: Sean McAlhaney (Sky) d. Matt Solusod, 17-11. 285: Jonathan Norris (Iss) p. Larry Liao, 1:18. Jan. 5 Matches SKYLINE 72, GARFIELD 6 106: Amrit Puri (Sky) p. Andy Trinn, 0:23. 113: Justin Manipis (Sky) p. Janney Dalgrem, 1:33. 120: Jonathan Jo (Sky) p. Emilio Pepella, 0:23. 126: Tristan Steciw (Sky) won by forfeit. 132: Fasel Alexander (Gar) p. JC Abboud, 0:53. 138: Tyler White (Sky) p. Ryan Miller, 0:47. 145: Christian Caldwell (Sky) p. Tom Fox, 0:21. 152: Ian Crouch (Sky) p. Jacob Rosenthal, 0;21. 160: Michael Mecham (Sky) won by forfeit. 170: Douglas Lawson (Sky) p. Jackson Wallner, 2:16. 182; Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. Aaron Goff, 1:09. 195: Sean McAlhaney (Sky) p. Cole Teller, 0:32. 220: Double forfeit. SKYLINE 64, REDMOND 9 106: Amrit Puri (Sky) won by forfeit. 113: Justin Manipis (Sky) p. Matthew Amaral, 3:32. 120: Tristan Steciw (Sky) won by forfeit. 126: Jerred Kiss (Sky) d. Christian Hammond, 15-8. 132: Brandon Long (Red) p. JC Abboud, 0:57. 138: Marcio De Faria (Red) d. Tyler White, 18-11. 145: Christian Caldwell (Sky) maj. dec. Eli Grady, 15-6. 152: Ian Crouch (Sky) won by forfeit. 160: Michael Mecham (Sky) d. Blake Emery, 5-0. 170: Douglas Lawson (Sky) won by forfeit. 182: Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. Sean Donovan, 0:52. 195: Kyle Nardon (Sky) p. Josh Thielsen, 1:51. 220: Sean McAlhaney (Sky) won by forfeit. ISSAQUAH 70, BALLARD 9 106: Spencer Tickman (Iss) won by forfeit. 113: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) p. Kevin Moneda, 1:03. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) maj. dec. Dylan Spence, 11-0. 126: Max Tickman (Iss) p. Luke Purdy, 3:23. 132: Almen Thorpe (Iss) won by forfeit. 138: Jerdon Helgeson (Iss) p. Austin Daffron, 3:29. 145: Joseph Tonnemaker (Iss) tech. fall Christopher Snan, 15-0. 152: Taylor Evans (Iss) maj. dec. Kristjan Sigmar, 18-10. 160: Tucker Brumley (Iss) d. Alec Scully, 5-0. 170: Parker Hamilton (Iss) p. Michael Howe, 5:44. 182: Miles Small (Bal) d. Andrew Ramirez, 14-7. 220: Matt Solusod (Iss) p. Matthew Kelly, 1:05. 285: Jonathan Norris (Iss) p. Jack Deal, 1:04.

Nonleague LIBERTY INVITATIONAL At Liberty High School Team scores: 1, Skyline 206; 2, Highline 142; 3, Hazen 129; 4, Liberty 126; 5, Lindbergh 121.5; 6, Eastlake 115.5; 7, Renton 108; 8, Redmond 85 Individual results 106: 1-2, Nathan Swanson (Sky) d. Jayden Schwope (Hazen), 9-1; 3-4, Tony Pham (Renton) d. Sabrina Handli (East), 3-2. Semifinals: Swanson d. Handli, 9-0; Schwope d. Pham, 14-4; consolation, Handli p. Paige Joysce (High), 2:28. 113: 1-2, Joseph DeMatteo (Sky) p. Kody Nyugen (Sky), 1:52; semis, Nyugen p. Derek Nichols (Hazen), 1:17; 3rd place, Nichols. 120: 1-2, Mark Garcia (Lindbergh) d. Brandon Gilbertson (High), inj. def; 3-4, Jonathan Jo (Sky) d. Brown Gittau (Renton), 8-5; 5-6, Alex Sotelo (East) p. Michael Shaw (Liberty), 4:53. 126: 1-2, Luke Garcia (Lindbergh) p. Steven Edson (High), 0:24; 3-4, Zach Toombs (Liberty) d. Andrew Tran (Hazen), 10-7; 5-6, Tyler Ackerson (Liberty) d. Quinton Harris (Redmond), 6-3. Semifinals: Garcia P. Ackerson, 1:09; Edson p. Toombs, 2:38. First round: Ackerson p. Pyboon Kornguan (Renton), 0:55; Toombs d. Christian Hammond (Redmond), 9-1; Tran p. Edson, 0:14. Consolation: Toomb p. Harris, 2:37; Tran p. Ackerson, 4:58, 132: 1-2, Brandon Long (Redmond) d. Austin Clark (Hazen), 9-1; 3-4, Colton Maddy (Lindbergh) d. Eric Willis (Renton), 11-4; 5-6, Michael DeVos (High) p. JC Abboud (Sky), 4:01. 138: 1-2, Conner Small (Liberty) d. Daniel Karpman (Hazen), 7-1; 3-4, Mark Smith (East) d. Jimmy Andrus (Liberty), 12-9; 5-6, Jimmy Matta (High) d. Alex Smith (Sky), 5-4. Semifinals: Small d. M. Smith, 13-0; Karpman p. Andrus, 5:14. First round: Small p. Bryan LaPierre (Redmond), 3:50; A. Smith d. Matta, 8-5; Andrus d. Sterling Nugent (Lindbergh), inj. def; Karpman d. M. Smith, 10-2. Consolation: Andrus d. Matta, 3-0; M. Smith d. A. Smith, 6-4. 145: 1-2, Emmanuel Martinez (Renton) p. Tyler Aguirre (Sky), 0:30; 3-4, Eli Grady (Redmond) p. Teddy Hung (East), 2:29; 5-6, James Dinsmore (High) d. Ryan Wolf (East), inj. def. Semifinals: Aguirre p. Dinsmore, 4:45; Martinez p. Hung, 1:10. First round: Aguirre p.

Wolf, 1:30; Hung d. Josh Kennedy (Lindbergh), 8-7; Consolation: Wolf d. Brayan Contreras (Renton), inj. def; Hung p. Wolf, 0:44. 152: 1-2, Ian Crouch (Sky) d. Pat Legate (High), 1210 (OT); 5-6, Romney Noel (Liberty) d. Thomas Richards (Lindbergh), 16-4. Semifinals; Crouch p. Richards, 2:25; Legate p. Noel, 2:44. First round: Crouch p. Ryan Wasserman (East), 3:20; Legate p. Andrew Macrae (East), 1:34; Noel d. Khali Crowl (Renton), 9-5. 160: 1-2, Hamilton Noel (Liberty) d. Michael Mecham (Sky), 14-5; 3-4, Ryan Green (East) d. Blake Emery (Redmond), 8-0; 5-6, Jose Ramirez (Hazen) p. Garrett Gilbertson (High), 0:50. Semifinals: Noel p. Emery, 3:05; Mecham p. Green, 3:09. First round: Noel p. Gilbertson, 1:02; Green p. Matt Jones (Lindbergh), 0:40; Meacham p. Ramirez, 5:45. Consolation: Green p. Gilbertson, 1:34; Emery d. Ramirez, 6-3. 170: 1-2, Eric Harper (East) d. Douglas Lawson (Sky), 15-2; 3-4, Jake Tierney (Liberty) p. Jeremy Hazlett (Hazen), 1:17; 5-6, Quinn Magendanz (Liberty) d. Aleksander Kalinnin (Renton), 8-4. Semifinals; Harper p. Joey Smith (Liberty), 2:51; Magendanz p. Hazlett, 1:21; Lawson d. Tierney, 9-5. Consolation: Hazlett d. Smith, 7-3; Tierney d. Ben Antush (High), 12-1; Tierney d. Magendanz, 7-4; Hazlett d. Kalinnin, 6-5. 182: 1-2, Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. Sean Donovan (Redmond), 0:52; 3-4, Noel Brandon (Lib) p. Joey Hernandez (Lindbergh), 0:39; 5-6, Jimmy Hyunh (Hazen) p. Wilson Sur (Renton), 1:54. Semifinals: Sarkosh d. Brandon, 7-5 (OT); Donovan p. Hyunh, 1:11. First round: Brandon d. Hernandez, 145; Hyunh p. Sur, 1:03; consolation, Hernandez d. Hyunh, 6-1; Brandon p. Sur, 0:32. 195: 1-2, Sean McAlhaney (Sky) p. Hector Esquivel (Hazen), 3:30; 3-4, Tyler Mosier (High) d. Rudy Ross (East), 13-2. Semifinals: McAlhaney p. Mosier, 4:43; Esquivel p. Eddie Minishi (Redmond), 3:30. First round: Mosier d. Ross, 9-3. Consolation: Ross p. Minishi, 1:36. 220: 1-2, Elijah Lopez (Renton) d. Travonn Russell (Lindbergh), 7-5. 3rd: Luke Oman (Liberty). Semifinals: Lopez d. Oman, 9-8. 285: 1-2, Paul Toala (High) p. Jedd Strother (High), 2:58. 3-4, James Garcia (Lindbergh) p. Larry Liao (Sky), 3:30. 5-6: Cole Thatcher (Hazen) d. Dom Perry (High), 16-3. BONNEY LAKE CLASSIC At Bonney Lake High School Team scores: 1, Eastmont 154.5; 2, Issaquah 133; 3, Kentridge 122; 4, Curtis 117.5; 5, Tahoma 114; 6, Auburn Riverside 109; 7, Prairie 102.5; 8, Bellarmine Prep 93.5; 9, Peninsula 92.5; 10, Bonney Lake 77.5; 11, Orting 73; 12, Columbia River 71; 13, Spanaway Lake 63; 14, Lakes 62; 15, Gig Harbor 58; 16, Skyline 57; 17, Olympia 52; 18, Bainbridge 41; 19, Lincoln 39; 20, Graham-Kapowsin 36. Individual results 106: First round, Lawrence Tap (Lincoln) d. Spencer Tickman (Issaquah), 17-9; consolation, Tickman p. Kyle Isom (Aub. Riv.), 0:33; Ian Franz (Bel. Prep) d. Tickman, 11-0,. 113: 3-4, Justin Manipis (Skyline) d. Ty Babb (Col. River), 7-4; 5-6, Jordan Hamilton (Issaquah) d. Logan Evanger (Orting), 4-2. 120: 1-2, Will Tredwell (Prairie) d. Tristan Steciw (Skyline), 12-0. Semifinals: Steciw d. Tino Nieves (Lakes), 4-0. First round; Louden Ivey (Issaquah) d. Nelson Ruth (Olympia), 13-8; Steciw p. Khriy Brown (Curtis), 1:22. Second round: Steciw p. Christian Hernandez (Eastmont), 5:49; Tredwell p. Ivey, 1:33. 126: 1-2, Andrew Cunningham (Bonney Lake) d. Max Tickman (Issaquah), 6-0. Semifinals: Tickman d. Eddie Cuevas (Curtis), 6-0. First round: Tickman p. Calvin Gurtler (Bainbridge), 5:19. Second round: Tickman p. Tory Plodplong (Aub. Riv.), 2:40. 132: 1-2, Eduard Yakimchock (Aub. Riv.) d. Almen Thorpe (Issaquah), 6-2; 5-6, Joey Gurke (Skyline) d. Tyler Repp (Graham-Kap.), 4-0. Semifinals: Thorpe d. Justin Weiding (Tahoma), 10-3. First round: Gurke p. Bill Piltz (Orting), 3:15; Thorpe p. Kevionne Robbins (Lakes), 1:59. Second round: Thorpe p. Erick Medel (Kentridge), 0:35; Alex Estrada (Curtis) p. Gurke, 1:07. Consolation: Weiding p. Gurke, 3:03. 138: 1-2, Kyle Iverson (Gig Harbor) d. Jerdon Helgeson (Issaquah), 6-1. Semifinals: Helgeson d. Josh McCarthy (Bel. Prep), 6-1. First round: Helgeson p. Brandon Scheiber (Tahoma), 5:29. second round: Helgeson d. Randy Nimrick (Peninsular), 6-5. 145: First round, Mario Gonzalez (Prairie) d. Christian Caldwell (Skyline), 5-2. Consolation: Caldwell p. Schonie Kody (Col. River), 2:24; Nate Mead (Aub. Riv.) d. Caldwell, 12-2. 152: 5-6, Taylor Evans (Issaquah) p. Jesus Mendoza (Eastmont), 3:09. First round: Evans p. Austin Warren (Gig Harbor), 1:07. Second round: Evans p. Mendoza, 3:01. Consolation: Jason Nicholson (Col. River) p. Evans, 1:54. 170: 6-7, Hector Medina (Prairie) d. Andrew Ramirez (Issaquah), forfeit. First round: Ramirez p. Tyler Moniz (Bainbridge), 2:33. Second round: David Fletcher (Spanaway Lake) d. Ramirez, 6-4. Consolation: Ramirez p. Spencer Hhen (Curtis), 4:16; Chris Bailey (Kentridge) d. Ramirez, 3-1. 182: First round, Hunter Taylor (Bel. Prep) p. Kyle Nardon (Skyline), 1:10; Evan Dorsey (Bonney Lake) p. Zach Garner (Issaquah), 1;29. Consolation: Nardon d. Josh Newbill (Olympia), inj. default; Trent Lochridge (Orting) p. Garner, 2:54; Nardon p. Lochridge, 3:14; Austin Fuller (Prairie) p. Nardon, 0:32. 220: First round: Britten Williams (Col. River) p. Matt Solusod, 1:51. Consolation: Solusod p. Matt King (Orting), 0:13; Solusod p. Nathan Kalloch (Lakes), 1:24; seventh place, Solusod p. Elijah Suba (Tahoma), 2:36. 285: 1-2, Larkin Williams (Aub. Riv) p. Jonathan Norris (Issaquah), 1:31. Second round: Norris p. Dallas Hayes (Tahoma), 0:45. Semifinals: Norris p. Forrest Vig (Curtis), 0:41.

Prep gymnastics KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 5 Meets ISSAQUAH 150.2, GARFIELD 89.7 All-around: 1, Amanda Dumont (Iss) 31.75; 2, Rebecca Chinn (Iss) 31.4; 3, Kaylee Borms (Red) 29.55; 4, Elise Bugge (Iss) 29.4; 5, Ally Garcia (Red) 28.9. Vault: 1, Chinn (Iss) 8.5; 2, Chelsea Polk (Red) 8.35; 3 (tie), Dumont (Iss) 8.3, Garcia (Red) 8.3. Uneven parallel bars: 1, Dumont (Iss) 7.0; 2, Sara Thompson (Iss) 6.6; 3, Chinn (Iss) 6.3. Balance beam: 1 (tie), Chinn (Iss) 8.1; Borms (Red) 8.1; 3, Dumont (Iss) 8.05. Floore exercise: 1, Borms (Red) 9.35; 2, Anna Fairhart (Iss) 9.3; 3, Chinn (Iss) 8.5.

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King County librarians offer student academic aid ON THE WEB

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

King County Library System

“Fundamentally, we can find almost anything almost any time for almost anybody,” said Marsha Iverson, public relations specialist for the King County Library System. From its “Ask a Librarian” service to online help, the library system offers numerous types of homework and study help for students of all ages. That’s a good thing, added Ann Crewdson, the children’s section supervisor for the Issaquah and Sammamish branch libraries. Studies show the stronger the relationship between local libraries and local schools, the higher the average test scores in those schools, Crewdson said. The KCLS Study Zone program is one of the more noteworthy local programs aimed at students, said Jerene Battisti, KCLS education and teen services coordinator. Study Zone provides tutors who visit branch libraries, including the Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie libraries. “We get calls from all over the country on how to recruit and train tutors,” Battisti said. In fact, the KCLS Study Zone is the largest program of its kind in the U.S., she added, with some 300 tutors who cover virtually every subject covered in local kindergarten through 12th-grade schools. Tutors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include homemakers and Boeing Co. engineers, according to Battisti. Some are retired teachers, while many are employed in the field in which they tutor. Some high school students also volunteer as tutors, Crewdson said. Tutors visit the Issaquah Library from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Times for other libraries are listed on the KCLS website. Like most KCLS programs, the Study Zone program is free, though a KCLS library card may be required for

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Local branches of the King County Library System are at the service of students looking for homework assistance or just something to do, said Ann Crewdson, left, children’s section supervisor for the Issaquah and Sammamish branch libraries, and Jessica Gomes, teen services director. some programs. The latest figures available showed Study Zone helped some 9,000 students receive more than 12,000 hours of free tutoring during the past academic year, Battisti said. The program serves 18 school districts and KCLS collaborates with those districts to ensure tutors are teaching appropriate materials. Probably not surprisingly, math and science tutors are the most in demand. According to Battisti, a tutoring service offering help with standardized tests is also proving popular. The help is available from 1-

10 p.m. seven days a week and covers such tests as the SAT, HSPE and MSP. The library system contracts with an outside company to provide the service. One important aspect of the tutoring, Battisti added, is that participants have practice tests available to them. Again provided by an outside service, K-12 students, entry level college students and adult learners can receive live homework help from online tutors from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days a week. The service is also available in Spanish. One final notable program is

simply titled “Homework Help” and can direct students to various websites on different topics, from animals to math. Crewdson said librarians from around the library system aid in keeping the Homework Help websites up to date. With the arrival of the Internet and Internet search engines, just how important is library help? Can’t anyone just Google a topic and find the answers they need? Battisti said the problem is, of course, that the Internet is totally unregulated. Students and adults alike must learn to distinguish be-

tween legitimate and not-so-legitimate sources, Crewdson said, adding the URL, or web address, can be one important clue. Iverson talked about gag sights, such as one for “aluminum foil deflector beanies” that prevent government and alien mind control. Another site purports to be a campaign to save the Pacific Northwest tree octopus. The latter includes everything from sightings to steps you can take to help the creature. Both the beanie and the octopus sites look legitimate, but are meant to teach caution

when using the Internet, Iverson said. The Study Zone program does not attract a great number of students locally, at least not at the Issaquah Library, Crewdson admitted. She really didn’t have an explanation as to why. But Crewdson added that the local library still offers a lot of homework help and that librarians still answer a lot of questions. The most notable question recently came to her from a boy, 9, visiting the Sammamish Library and asking for a Latin/English dictionary. Crewdson said the youngster had made up his mind to learn both Greek and Latin after reading the Percy Jackson series of books. The books deal with a teen that discovers he is the son of a Greek god. One complicated question came from another student, 11, who wanted to know local demographics and the influence of software companies on local income levels. “There are a lot of gifted students in this area,” Crewdson added. Besides homework help, the Issaquah Library offers numerous programs for teens and so-called tweens, including book clubs and a manga group, said Jessica Gomes, teen services director for the Issaquah branch. The library also offers numerous special events, such as an upcoming class on how to draw and create comics. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

Waste watchers At right, Issaquah Valley Elementary School Principal Diane Holt is joined by the lead custodian Dusty Duke in showing off the certificate and recycled clock awarded the school for greatly reducing its cafeteria waste for at least one day. Duke was instrumental in helping make the school’s efforts successful, Holt said. At left, Endeavour Elementary School third-grade teacher Leslie Smith, surrounded by some of her students, holds the recycled clock, in the shape of a whimsical raccoon, awarded to the school by the city of Issaquah for reducing the school’s waste to nearly zero, at least for one day. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

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Dust, mold and chemicals are just a few indoor air hazards By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, according to Aileen Gagney, environmental and lung health program manager for the American Lung Association in Washington. And indoor air can be up to five times as polluted as outdoor air, she said. That can be a very serious problem for the very young and the very old, as well as those with asthma and other lung problems. And not incidentally, Gagney said asthma rates have shot up what she called an “amazing” 70 percent in 10 years. Gagney obviously is well versed on the topic of indoor air pollution. She easily rattles off dozen of tips for cleaning your indoor air and can speak personally about the possible effects of indoor air pollution. An architect by training, Gagney has worked at various construction and home-related jobs, including as a general contractor. Almost 30 years ago, Gagney was applying polyurethane in a bathroom. After the job, she slept for 16 hours. From then on, she developed a hypersensitivity to many chemicals. Exposure to common items such as fresh paint can cause her migraine headaches. The effects are almost immediate, she said. In short, she said she takes indoor air pollution and its possible effects very seriously and wants others to do so as well. Gagney even speaks out against plug-in air fresheners that she said mostly consist of chemicals. “You don’t really think there is vanilla in there, do you?” she asked. Get rid of mold Probably the biggest problem with air quality locally is mold, Gagney said, adding she receives 30 to 40 calls a week about that topic. Nancy Bernard is the indoor air quality manager at the state Department of Health. She spends most of her working time answering phone calls about indoor air quality and, like Gagney, said mold is a big problem in the Northwest. Many callers want to know if the state can do something about mold issues or want inspectors to come and take samples of the mold in a home, Bernard said. But neither the state nor local counties have mold inspection programs, she added. Further, Bernard argues there is no reason to sample mold as the type of mold present is almost never relevant. “It makes no difference what kind it is, the thing to do is get rid of it,” Bernard said. So how does one do that? Both Bernard and Gagney said that if you have mold, you have excess moisture. Remove the moisture

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and the mold will go with it. By the way, Gagney said never to use bleach on mold. It doesn’t kill the mold; it just bleaches it. As with most cleaning chores, old-fashioned soap and water works best, Bernard said. How do you get the moisture out of your air? Both Bernard and Gagney talked about properly using exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom. For example, Gagney said to leave your bathroom fan on for 60 minutes after bathing or showering. You can also use a squeegee on your walls if needed. Another step is to try and make sure kitchen and bathroom fans vent to the outside, not to an attic as is sometimes the case. With windows and doors closed against the cold, winter is a tough time to keep air circulating through your home — a key to clean indoor air, according to Chad Fulton, of Glendale Heating and Air Conditioning, whose company services the Issaquah area. “It’s very important to get dust out of your air,” Fulton said. Toward that end, he recommends changing the filter on your furnace at least four times a year. (Gagney recommended doing so every three months.) You also want to use the right filter. Some are aimed at trapping dust but might be worthless for dealing with pet dander. And no filter is 100 percent efficient at trapping anything, Fulton said, so another step is to have heating ducts

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Many home inspection services can help homeowners find indoor air hazards, such as dust and mold. cleaned every five to seven years. To keep air circulating, if possible, leave the fan on your furnace running, Fulton suggested. Putting in a small duct to let in fresh air might not be a bad idea and shouldn’t add to heating bills. Ideally, air in your home should be exchanged once every hour, according to Fulton. Limit all chemicals Gagney and Bernard had plenty of other suggestions for keeping indoor air clean. Their first rule is don’t smoke inside. If you must smoke, go outside, especially if you have small children, Gagney said. And either change clothes or wear something you will leave outside when finished smoking. Gagney even suggested leaving your shoes outside regardless of whether you smoke or not. Shoes can carry in all sorts of chemicals that can end up in your carpeting, she said. Small children are especially susceptible to being exposed to those chemicals.

Other tips include getting a carbon monoxide detector, Bernard said. She said if you use a humidifier, clean it regularly. Stay away from indoor pesticides, especially bug bombs. Get a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and change it regularly. Gagney comes out strongly against that box of chemical cleaners you might have under your sink. She said the only cleaning products you really need are baking soda and vinegar. “People talk about better living through chemistry. I say better living through green cleaning,” Gagney said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

With La Niña we don’t know what is normal anymore. We used to be able to predict the weather around here. In January, we expected our lowest temperatures — maybe even icy ponds. We used to get a break for two weeks in February, which would give us the false idea that spring would come early, and also the opportunity to prune roses and fruit trees. We expected showers and sun breaks in March and April and started seeds indoors. Then May would bring the first warm days, and we prepared our soil. June was never stable; we always had warmth and rain, perfect for planting warm-weather veggies. The rain always lasted through the Fourth of July, dousing the fireworks fantasies. On the fifth came the sun and it would stick around until October. The veggies grew big and produced. Octobers were clear and cold as the last of the edible crops were brought in. Then on Halloween, the rain would come, dousing the kids again. Those rains would last until year’s end, falling sometimes as wet snow. We planned on it every year. We are not able to predict weather cycles now. Last year, my diary shows that January was warmer than usual, and February was dry and sunny. Then March came in like a lion and didn’t let up. My diary shows that May, June, and July were the coolest on record, averaging highs of 60 degrees, not enough to grow vegetables. We finally got some warm temperatures in August, but it was too late to plant. We had a few warm days in September and October, but mostly it was cold and wet. November and December were drier than usual. It seems that our dry periods were wasted on our cold months in 2011. It was a bad year for gardening. If the weather cycles are changing how can we deal with it? Maybe we have to change our ex-


corner Master gardening clinics are over for the year. Reach master gardeners through the Center for Urban Horticulture at 206-6855104 or pectations and respond to conditions as they arise. If we get any nice days in January we could prune the fruit trees and the roses ahead of time. We can be ready for anything that comes along. Is it possible to outfox the weather? We could look at cold frames; crop covers, supported and unsupported; raised beds; and season extenders that allow us to go with the flow. There are many possibilities out there for gardeners. It’s important to educate yourself to deal with gardening in unpredictable weather. Check out I would ask people at The Grange Supply for what they have to offer, because they live here and share your pain. Charley’s Greenhouse in Mount Vernon gets my vote, too, because they understand “cold and wet.” You can always crosscheck prices and possibilities at Jane Garrison is a local landscape architect and master gardener who gardens in glacial till on the plateau.

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CALENDAR  JANUARY James Howard, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Troy Shaw, 6-10 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

Swinging in Vienna, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E.

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OPPORTUNITIES ArtEAST, concurrent with the NCECA Clay Conference, invites Greater Puget Sound clay artists to participate in “Rhythm in Clay,” an art show running March 9 through April 14 in downtown Issaquah. Artists are asked to create works of clay art using tempo, symmetry, cycles, harmony, pattern and texture. The deadline to apply is Jan. 12. Apply and find participation instructions at category/exhibit/current_calls.



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Book about 1962 World’s Fair resurrects memories for local teacher, expo’s 9 millionth visitor By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


he future envisioned in 1962 resembled something lifted from “The Jetsons” — space-age cool, conveniences galore and optimism as boundless as the cosmos. April marks 50 years since the Century 21 Exposition opened on the Seattle Center grounds, brought the vision to life and transformed the region. Paula Becker and Alan Stein, staff historians for, collected memories from the fair in the book “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy” — a comprehensive account of Century 21. The authors plan to lead a discussion about the book and present a slideshow of fair images Jan. 17 at the Issaquah Library. Seattle civic leaders intended to use the fair to stimulate the economy and create a cultural and social hub in Seattle Center. “Seattle certainly wouldn’t be what it is today” if the fair did not happen, Becker said. The authors also produced a book about the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition — a seminal moment in Seattle history and the inaugural world’s fair hosted in the city. But the backers behind the Century 21 Exposition sought to redefine how communities around the globe came to see Seattle, then a remote Pacific Northwest city. “There were a lot of people who we interviewed who were involved in actually bringing the fair to fruition, but then there’s lots and lots of people around — they went to it as a little kid or they went to it as a teenager, it was their first job,” Becker said. “Those people have such ownership over the history of that event. It was really fun and also an honor to bring that up again and put it back on the table.” The stories unearthed during the research encompassed the 9 millionth visitor to the fair, a then-6-year-old girl. Nowadays, the girl is Paula Jones, a fifth-grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School.


Above, Paula Jones, fifth-grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School, holds the sign she still has from Oct. 14, 1962, when the six-year-old Paula Dahl set a Century 21 Exposition milestone near the end of the Seattle World’s Fair. At left, Paula Dahl is posed for the media Oct. 14, 1962 with her family, her nine-millionth-visitor sign and the giant purple poodle she was awarded.

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“Everything seemed so futuristic, like ‘The Jetsons,’” she said. Jones’ family planned the outing as a last trip to the fair before the expo closed. In particular, the Space Needle captured the girl’s imagination. “I could hardly believe that you could go to eat in a revolving restaurant,” she recalled. Organizers clustered around Jones the moment she entered the gates as the 9 millionth visitor — the attendance target planners set before the fair. Officials handed the girl a handlettered sign featuring the number 9 million to wear on a string around her neck.


(The sign, sans string, is on display in Jones’ Sunset Elementary classroom.) Jones received VIP treatment during the fateful fair visit — and some surprises. Organizers asked her to speak to a crowd gathered on a plaza. Mortified, the elementary school student managed to say “hello” in the microphone as the crowd applauded. Jones contacted Becker and Stein after reading about the Century 21 Exposition book. The authors came to refer to Jones as “Little Paula” from the photo. “We were just so excited when she contacted us,” Becker said. “You don’t always know if these people are still around. She was still around and she had her sign in her room. How cool is that?” The fair also offered a snapshot of a hopeful era — pre-assassination and pre-

unrest 1960s. “It’s such a seminal time,” Becker said. “It was at the very edge of the end of something, and we all thought it was the beginning of something. The world changed so fast after 1962.” Though the Cold War simmered in the background, Century 21 Exposition organizers and attendees focused on a constructive future — even if reality later fell short. “Afterwards, you had the Vietnam War and you had Watergate,” Stein said. “There was still that kind of pie-eyed optimism.” The event also captured imaginations around the globe, especially as images from Seattle started to proliferate in the mass media. Life magazine featured the Space Needle’s construction on the cover. In the fair’s opening days, “Today” dedicated hours each morning to the expo. “For Century 21, the idea that through determination and a really fortuitous combination of various talents that the different people that were involved in making the fair happen brought to the table, they were actually able to pull this off that had an almost-global impact on the way that their city was perceived,” Becker said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Cast prepares to play mismatched roommates in ‘The Odd Couple’ By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Chris Ensweiler (left, as Felix Unger) and Charles Leggett (as Oscar Madison) enact a scene from the Village Theatre production of ‘The Odd Couple.’

The journey to portray fastidious Felix Unger and untidy Oscar Madison in Village Theatre’s “The Odd Couple” suited the actors in the lead roles. Charles Leggett, as Oscar in the classic Neil Simon play, is the more rumpled half. Chris Ensweiler is more comfortable as the neatnik Felix. “I’m no neat freak — I can tell you that,” Leggett said in the Village Theatre lobby about a month before “The Odd Couple” opened. Ensweiler, meanwhile, readied to portray Oscar’s mismatched roommate. “I’m very fastidious and organized,” Ensweiler said. “CDs are alphabetized. Clothes are arranged according to color. I certainly respond very well to that.” “The Odd Couple” opens to audiences at the downtown Issaquah playhouse Jan. 18. Village Theatre presents a single play each season. “The Odd Couple” falls into the 2011-12 season lineup after the Wild West spectacle “Annie Get Your Gun” and before the original musical “It Shoulda Been You.” Ensweiler and Leggett step into roles immortalized by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the acclaimed film adaptation and by Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in the ABC sitcom. The actors in the Village Theatre staging said the past adaptations influence

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the play, but audiences should expect a unique perspective. “One of the best lessons I’ve learned this profession is to only worry about that which you can control — which isn’t much,” Leggett said. The actors carpool together from Seattle to Issaquah. The experience has offered additional insight into the characters. “After six hours, seven hours of us yelling at each other and being at each other all day in rehearsal, we’re tired, our voices, and it just doesn’t feel like there’s much left to say by the time we get in the car on the way home — which is totally fine,” Ensweiler said. “But by commuting, we get to know a little bit about each other, and that’s what’s great. That just naturally translates into the rehearsal process. As we get more com-

fortable with each other as people, you start to see that long friendship that is the basis of Oscar and Felix’s relationship.” The experience also helped the actors understand more similarities and differences between themselves and the characters. “I always tend to worry about other people instead of worrying about myself,” Ensweiler said. The role is familiar territory for Leggett, because the actor played Oscar in a high school production. “I think he’s always moving forward and always on the go and always ready to get to the next thing,” he said. The actor-director Jeff Steitzer is directing “The Odd Couple” after serving as the understudy for Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy for “Inherit the Wind” on Broadway. Steitzer is also a prolific voiceover artist known for work in the “Halo” series. The comedy includes familiar faces from past Village Theatre productions. Eric Polani Jensen from “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Take Me America” appears as poker buddy Murray; John X. Deveney from “The Full Monty” is mildmannered Vinnie; and Matt Wolfe from “42nd Street” and “Chasing Nicolette” is sarcastic and snide Speed. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


Wednesday,January 11,2012 • Vol.113,No.2 Locally owned since 1900 • 75 Cents Teacher recalls being milestone visitor to 1962 World’s Fair “T...


Wednesday,January 11,2012 • Vol.113,No.2 Locally owned since 1900 • 75 Cents Teacher recalls being milestone visitor to 1962 World’s Fair “T...