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Snow blankets region, but officials report few headaches — so far

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Snow blanketed Issaquah and the Puget Sound region Jan. 15 and 16, as officials and residents prepared for more challenging conditions in the days ahead. The potential for more snow — plus flooding as the snow melted — reminded emergency planners to gird for harsh La Niña conditions, albeit later in the season than expected. “It’s going to be pretty messy in the next couple of days,” said Johnny Burg, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Seattle. “People should just pay attention to the forecast.” The forecast could change, of course, but meteorologists predicted additional snow in the days ahead. Then, urban flooding along streets could occur as the snow starts to melt, perhaps later in the week. “Usually, we try to get things nailed down within the next 48

In addition to a winter weather-centric website, winterweather, the city also maintains a radio station, 1700AM, and emergency phone line, 837-3028, to provide frequent winter storm updates. Find information about road closures and King County snowresponse plans at the county Road Services Division website, transportation/kcdot/roads.aspx.

hours,” Burg said. “Anything beyond that, really, the accuracy kind of falls off. It all depends on if the models are all in agreement BY GREG FARRAR

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Ellee Cook, 12, (in the panda bear hat) and her Andrews Street neighbor friend Jaida Chapman, 11, sled at First Avenue Northeast on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after the weekend snowfall. More white stuff and more fun are in the forecast for the coming week.

Superintendent will have next say in high school schedule debate By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Even though a district committee failed to come to any agreement on a uniform schedule for the Issaquah School District’s three mainstream high schools, officials and the public should soon have a good idea of where the schedule debate is headed. District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said he would make his recommendation on what happens next at a district school board meeting Jan. 25. In the meantime, Rasmussen said he would study the conclusions of a special schedule committee, which concluded its work Dec. 14. Rasmussen promised he would present an action plan on the schedule question.

“We are not going to keep kicking the can down the road,” he said. Consisting of the district’s high school principals along with teacher, parent and student representatives, the schedule committee was charged with making a recommendation to Rasmussen regarding high school scheduling. However, the committee was unable to come to a final decision. District Director of Secondary Education Patrick Murphy served as facilitator for the schedule committee. At a Jan. 11 meeting of the school board, Murphy admitted that he initially was disappointed by the schedule committee’s failure to reach a final recommendation. He said he later came to believe the group had done plenty

of research and laid the foundation for a final decision. “I think we cultivated the ground,” Murphy said, adding two issues became easily the most important to the committee. One is the amount of contact time between students and teachers while the second is to increase or maintain student access to a variety of classes. Currently, Issaquah and Skyline high schools operate on a different schedule than Liberty High School. Issaquah and Skyline have fewer, longer periods that result in increased contact time between students and instructors. Liberty’s schedule features shorter periods that lessen contact times but allows the school to offer more elective courses. Both approaches have their supporters and critics

among school officials, parents and students. Some Liberty parents and students have been especially vocal in expressing their wishes to maintain the school’s current number of elective offerings. The schedule committee came up with 11 criteria through which they filtered any proposed schedule changes. Those criteria included calling for a minimum of 250 minutes of contact time per week for any one class. At the same time, they want most students to have more course options than are currently available to them. Other points address such issues as teacher planning time. Murphy said that with their criteSee SCHEDULE, Page A5

War stories

City Council chooses Tola Marts, Fred Butler for leadership posts By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter City Council members chose Tola Marts to lead the board in the coming year, as the council reorganizes City Hall and delves into a longterm plan to redevelop the business district. In unanimous decisions Jan. 3, council members elected Marts to the top spot on the board — council president — and longtime member Fred Butler to serve in the No.

A school official said the Issaquah School District is following the rules in the aftermath of an incident in which a student had a strong reaction to kiwi in the Issaquah High School cafeteria. “I can confirm an incident did happen this week,” said Sara Niegowski, district executive director of communications. According to Niegowski, the student called her parents and a family member eventually administered an Epinephrine pen to the girl. Niegowski declined to give any details on the girl’s present condition and would not say whether or not she had returned to school Jan. 13. Niegowski did not release the name of the student, but that name has been reported as Rhiannon Jensen, 17. The family could not be readily reached for comment. Niegowski said district officials were aware of the student’s allergy



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“No matter where I was, every time I met someone in a remote and exotic locale who was from the Pacific Northwest, I felt we shared a certain way of connecting to the natural and social environment. I am sure it stems from coming from a landscape of such great soul.”

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— Dr. Sarah Owens Issaquah veterinarian about seeing the world before settling locally. (See story on Page B1.)

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Student has strong allergic reaction to kiwi at school By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

Tom Bernert (left) and Kirk Hyatt share some laughter along with the memories Jan. 11 during Issaquah High School wrestling’s 50th anniversary Alumni Night. Bernert and Hyatt were teammates on the 1975 team; Bernert won a state championship in the 129pound weight class, and Hyatt returned to Issaquah in 2001 as head wrestling coach. Dozens of past wrestlers returned for the festivities. See the story on Page B6 and a video of the alumni reunion at

2 position. The council president leads the legislative branch of city government. The responsibilities for the role include running semimonthly council meetings and monthly Committee-of-the-Whole Council meetings, handling committee assignments and representing the city if Mayor Ava Frisinger is absent.

and that a health plan was put in place for her during the 2010-2011 school year. If that plan is not working as it should, Niegowski said adjustments could be made. “From a human standpoint, everyone in the district wants to do everything they can to make sure that the student is safe and secure,” Niegowski said. The issue may fall under the purview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Niegowski added. The federal rules mandate every school-aged person has the right to a free public education. If there is some impediment to that education, reasonable steps must be taken to remove that impediment. Niegowski stopped short of saying that means the school district will ban kiwi from its menus. But she did say officials are studying what their next move should be. “In the interim, no kiwi will be served at the school,” Niegowski said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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and if the models are doing well.” The city Public Works Operations Department and King County Road Services Division start to dispatch crews to plow and sand slushy roadways as snow materializes. Crews may also apply de-icing material to major arterial streets and bridges. Sometimes, city crews stage equipment along major roadways if snow is certain to fall. The city focuses on high-priority, hillside routes — such as Highlands Drive Northeast, Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest, Northwest Talus Drive and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road — to maintain access to Issaquah hillside communities and the Sammamish Plateau amid inclement conditions. Officials also reminded motorists to pay special attention to bridges and overpasses, because both can be more prone to freeze during late night and early morning hours. So, drivers should be on the lookout for black ice, as well as snow. Unlike snowstorms in 2010 and 2011 — including a preThanksgiving 2010 nightmare responsible for transportation gridlock throughout the region — officials said this snowstorm did not cause as many headaches, at least in the initial days. Issaquah police did not encounter vehicles abandoned en masse at the base of steep hills after the Jan. 15 snowstorm — a change from past incidents. “It’s been really quiet on the roads," said Communications Coordinator Autumn Monahan, the city official responsible for disseminating information to the public during snowstorms and other emergencies. “I think people have either been staying at home or being prepared and checking their routes before they leave.” Planners credited residents for preparing for inclement conditions and opting to ride out the snowstorm at home rather than attempt a commute to the office. Some commuters encountered a smoother ride because the Issaquah School District and many government offices closed Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. “Traffic has been very light because it's a holiday weekend — and that really helps,” Monahan said. La Niña poses challenge Sara Niegowski, Issaquah School


A passerby crosses Veterans’ Memorial Field amid the snowfall Jan. 16 near the Issaquah Valley Senior Center. District spokeswoman, said officials prepared early for possible cancellations or delays related to inclement conditions. The district did not need to cancel or delay classes due to weather during the 2011-12 school year through Jan. 16. “We’re very, very happy with that,” Niegowski said. “We know it's bound to catch up with us at some point. In the past couple years, it’s been hitting us in November. For January, this is not too bad.” Issaquah, King County and state Department of Transportation crews toiled around the clock to clear streets, and to dump sand and apply de-icing fluid to roadways. (The holiday weekend did not affect staffing levels for snowresponse crews.) “We encourage people to take major arterials, or to get onto a major arterial as soon as they can, because they're the ones that will be cleared first,” Monahan said. King County crews started responding to snow and ice on roadways in north areas of the county the afternoon of Jan. 14, and by early the next day, officials placed all crews on 12-hour shifts to conduct around-the-clock snow and ice operations countywide. Officials placed about 150 county maintenance staffers on snow duty. The county focuses on major roadways during regional snowstorms. The setup could mean less attention on neighborhood streets and closures for steep roads. In inclement conditions, the Issaquah School District’s transportation team fans out on roads across the district before 4 a.m. to assess conditions. The team focuses on the most treacherous areas in the sprawling district. (The district stretches from Preston to

Newcastle, and from Sammamish to Renton.) The team then relays the information to district officials. Superintendent Steve Rasmussen then makes the decision to cancel or delay school. “If it’s something really obvious, we'll try to make the decision the night before,” Niegowski said. “But if it’s something where the weather might change, it might drop off and there’s still a question, I think people have got to get up in the morning and just start driving the roads.” If the district cancels school, officials built in days throughout the school year to accommodate possible snow days. “We like it when they don’t occur, but we're ready when they do,” Niegowski said. Meteorologists said harsh conditions could continue due to La Niña. The phenomenon means unusually cold temperatures in the Pacific Ocean near South America — and colder-than-normal temperatures and greater-than-normal rain and snowfall in Western Washington. The double whammy from significant snowfall, rain and subsequent snowmelt could cause flooding along Issaquah streets. Monahan said city crews prepared for flood response in addition to snow removal. La Niña is considered the opposite of El Niño — a phenomenon defined by unusually warm temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. In the Pacific Northwest, El Niño tends to mean drier winters. (Meteorologists use data collected at Sea-Tac International Airport for official, long-term climate records in the region.) “We have plenty of the winter left — we have the rest of January, February and until March,” Burg



City and King County emergency planners offer tips for drivers in snowy conditions: Never drive around road-closure signs. Call 206-296-8100 to report problems on roads in unincorporated King County. Allow ample time to reach your destination. Equip your vehicle with all-season tires and carry tire chains. If you must abandon your vehicle, park clear of travel lanes to allow snow equipment to pass. (The city tows vehicles left abandoned in travel lanes. Call the Issaquah Police Department nonemergency line, 837-3200, to locate vehicles after a snowstorm.) Dress for the weather in case you become stranded and have to walk. Use caution and maintain several car lengths’ distance behind a snowplow or sander. Warn children about the dangers of sledding on hilly streets.

Allied Waste and Waste Management, the garbage haulers in the Issaquah area, sometimes operate on reduced service schedules during inclement weather. Allied Waste Customers should go to for updates during inclement weather. Waste Management customers should go to for service updates.

METRO TRANSIT King County Metro Transit is prepared for winter. The agency is asking bus riders to make preparations for winter bus travel, too. Metro Transit riders can receive up-to-date information about route changes at the Transit Alerts website, alertscenter.html. The alerts can be received as email or text messages. Metro Transit assigns every bus route to a geographic area in King County. Check the status at the winter weather website, adverseweather.html. The agency displays the service status of each area on a colorcoded snow map: Green indicates buses operating on normal routes. Yellow indicates some, but not all, routes in the area operating on snow routes. Red indicates all bus routes in a designated area operating on snow routes.

said. “We’ll probably get more snow, and we’ll have to see how the rest of January shakes out as far as temperatures go.”

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING RISK RISES Temperatures in the Issaquah area dipped below freezing in recent days — and a harsh winter forecast could mean more intense cold in the months ahead. The risk of injury or death from carbon monoxide poisoning increases as the temperature falls. Carbon monoxide poisoning can strike suddenly and without warning. In some cases, physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include severe headache, nausea and vomiting, and lethargy and fatigue. Head outside for fresh air immediately and call for medical help from a mobile phone or a neighbor’s home if carbon monoxide poisoning occurs. State and local public health officials urge residents to take precautions to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning: Avoid combustion “space heaters” without exhaust vents. Do not cook or heat with charcoal grills inside the home. Gas ovens should not be used as indoor heat sources, even for a short time. During a power outage or at other times, do not operate fuel-powered machinery — such as a generator — indoors, including inside a garage. Keep running generators away from open windows or vents. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. The substance cannot be seen or smelled — but can kill a person in minutes.

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

King County cancels burn ban The King County burn ban in effect last week has been canceled. On Jan. 14, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency cancelled air quality burn bans that had been in place in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties. The agency reported weather forecasters were tracking a new weather system that arrived late Jan. 13. Winds from that system were expected to disperse air pollution that had been building up across the Puget Sound area. The agency had put in place a Stage 1 burn ban barring the burning of any wood expect in EPA certified stoves, fireplaces or fireplace inserts. Check burn ban status at or call 800-595-4341 toll free. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air.

Yoga classes, couponing club coming to Issaquah Highlands “I’m a couponer,” said Cinde Shields, the founder of a new coupon exchange club starting up in the Issaquah Highlands. But as a dedicated couponer, Shields said she comes across plenty of coupons she can’t use. Through the new coupon club, coupon clippers can bring in their unwanted or extra coupons and share them with others. At the same time, of course, they can pick up any coupons others are giving away. “Coupons are basically money,” Shields said. “You throw away coupons, you throw away money.” The first meeting of the new coupon group is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah. Also at Blakely Hall, the YogaBharati Seattle Chapter will offer free classes at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. Organizers say classes will be taught by a certified yoga instructor. Bring a yoga mat. No prior registration required. Go to and click on news and events. Both the couponing club and yoga classes are aimed at Issaquah Highlands residents.

 Issaquah police crack down City Council bids farewell to on liquor sales to minors outgoing member John Traeger The Issaquah Press

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah police and the Washington State Liquor Control Board joined forces late last month to crack down on businesses serving alcohol to minors. Officers cited six people for furnishing liquor to minors during the Dec. 21 operation. The crackdown encompassed businesses throughout Issaquah. Such enforcement is part of the routine compliance checks conducted by the liquor board and law enforcement agencies. “Enforcement of all of the liquor laws — not just these — are important,” Police Chief Paul Ayers said. “They’re there for the

purpose of making sure that a person can go into a bar and have a drink if they want, but that they’re not driving after being overserved or that they’re not underage and having alcohol. It’s just important that we enforce all of those laws.” In the December operation, Ayers said a minor presented identification to employees showing the buyer to be younger than 21. In the operation, police cited and released the following suspects for furnishing liquor to a minor: A 25-year-old Ellensburg woman at Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., at 5:56 p.m. A 27-year-old Bellevue woman at Time Out, 185 Front St. N., at 7:26 p.m.

A 33-year-old Seattle woman at

Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., at 7:41 p.m. A 37-year-old Federal Way man at JaK’s, 28 Front St. N., at 7:55 p.m. A 37-year-old Maple Valley man at Sip, 1084 N.E. Park Drive, at 8:30 p.m. A 22-year-old Kirkland woman at Starbucks, 1460 N.W. Gilman Blvd., at 9:13 p.m. Under state law, furnishing liquor to a minor is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Morningstar names former Costco leader Jim Sinegal CEO of the Year By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Costco cofounder and former leader Jim Sinegal is Morningstar’s 2011 CEO of the Year, executives at the Chicago-based financial data provider announced Jan. 4. Sinegal stepped down as CEO of the Issaquah-based warehouse chain Jan. 1. Craig Jelinek, president and former chief operating officer at the No. 3 retailer in the United States and the largest employer in Issaquah, succeeded Sinegal. Morningstar recognizes a chief executive each year for showing exemplary corporate stewardship, independent thinking and lasting value for shareholders, and for leaving a legacy in his or her industry. “James Sinegal, who has served as CEO since co-founding Costco in 1983, has created and maintained value for all company stakeholders during his tenure,” Paul Larson,

chief equities strategist and editor of Morningstar StockInvestor, said in a statement. “The average Costco employee is attractively compensated relative to other retail workers, keeping employee turnover low and productivity high. Although its topnotch benefits package and superior wages are costly on the surface, the firm is reimbursed handsomely, generating more than $500,000 in sales per employee.” Though Sinegal stepped down as CEO, he intends to remain at Costco through January 2013 to advise and assist Jelinek amid the transition. The former CEO also plans to remain on the Costco board. Sinegal transformed the company from a lone South Seattle warehouse almost 30 years ago to 592 outposts around the globe. In the mid-1990s, the company’s headquarters relocated from Kirkland to Issaquah. “Although competition with mass

merchants is fierce, we believe favorable pricing from suppliers and industry-leading inventory turnover will allow Costco to consistently generate positive profits over time,” Larson said. “As long as management continues to align the company’s product assortment with consumer demand and allocate capital wisely, we see few reasons why Costco’s already narrow economic moat won’t expand.” Sinegal bested Jeffrey Bezos — founder of Seattle-based — and Range Resources leader John Pinkerton for the CEO of the Year title. Morningstar introduced the award in January 2000. The financial data provider chooses honorees based on in-depth, independent research. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

State Rep. Glenn Anderson is running for lieutenant governor By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter State Rep. Glenn Anderson entered the race for lieutenant governor Jan. 5, as 2012 campaigns coalesced for local candidates. The formal announcement had been expected for days, after the Fall City Republican said he did not intend to run for another term in November. Anderson joins a crowded field angling to fill the state’s No. 2 job. Incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a Democrat, also faces challenges from former GOP State Sen. Bill Finkbeiner and independent can-

didate Mark Greene, a Newcastle resident. “We all know that our nation and state face exceptionally challenging circumstances. This situation requires very hard work and creativity to recapture the American dream in Washington,” Anderson said in a statement. “Olympia must step out of its comfort zone of bending to organized special interests — of both the left and the right — to empower the greater, common good.” Anderson outlined a campaign focused on education, economic development and spending issues. The longtime lawmaker said he

plans to start campaigning for the post after the legislative session concludes in March, although special sessions to address the state budget gap could shift the schedule. (Legislators returned to Olympia on Jan. 9 for the 2012 regular session.) State law prohibits campaign fundraising for lawmakers and other elected state officials 30 days before a regular legislative session, and during the session. Chad Magendanz, a Republican and the Issaquah School Board president, entered the race Jan. 5 to succeed Anderson in the House of Representatives.

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

In a dignified sendoff Dec. 19, City Council members bid farewell to Council President John Traeger. Traeger decided in late April to step down after a single term as a councilman after leading the council through a busy period. Other council members elected the technology consultant and Squak Mountain resident to lead the board for 2010 and again for 2011. Under Traeger, council members preserved the forested Park Pointe site near Issaquah High School, hired City Administrator Bob Harrison and embarked on a landmark reorganization of city government. In addition, the council president runs semimonthly council meetings and monthly Committee-of-the-Whole Council meetings, handles committee assignments and represents the city if Mayor Ava Frisinger is absent. “I will miss Councilmember Traeger’s presence on the council and his thorough research and good, solid work as a council member,” Frisinger said at the last council meeting Traeger

Council: First change in leadership since 2009 FROM PAGE A1

Marts joined the council in January 2010 and succeeded longtime Councilman David Kappler. Butler joined the council a dozen years ago. The shift represents the only change in council leadership since 2009, after former Councilman John Traeger succeeded thenCouncil President Maureen McCarry in the top spot. (Both officials have since left the council.) The changeover occurred moments after municipal Judge N. Scott Stewart administered oaths to Butler, Councilman Joshua Schaer, Councilwoman Stacy Goodman and newcomer Paul Winterstein. (Voters elected the council members in November.) “This council has a track record of working very well together,” Marts said after the meeting. “I believe that we’ll work well

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attended as a member. Then, he accepted a certificate of appreciation from Frisinger as other council members and the audience applauded. John Traeger Traeger also led the council through sometimes-challenging sessions to craft lean city budgets for 2011 and 2012. “I just want to thank my friend and fellow councilmember, John Traeger, for his leadership during budget this year, and he’ll be missed next year,” Councilmember Tola Marts said. The budget compliment also prompted some ribbing from Councilman Fred Butler, the No. 2 official on the council. “But we would certainly invite him back as an observer if he can find where we’re meeting,” he quipped — a reference to the distant City Hall conference room used for budget meetings. Traeger served on the Development Commission for a dozen years before joining the council. Since joining the council

in December 2007, Traeger and other members trimmed spending to account for the recession and ended plans for the Southeast Bypass roadway across Tiger Mountain. Traeger and former Councilman David Kappler attracted criticism in 2007, after the candidates filed to run for the same seat and then, at the last minute, Kappler pulled out of the race for the Position 6 seat and filed for another post. The maneuver left Traeger as the sole candidate for the Position 6 seat. (Members serve at large and represent the entire city, rather than specific neighborhoods or defined geographic areas.) Kappler later defeated another challenger to remain on the council until December 2009. Traeger’s successor on the council is Paul Winterstein, a Squak Mountain resident active in efforts to bolster transportation options and human services in the city. Winterstein joined the council in early January after running unopposed for the Position 6 seat.

together again this year. I don’t think we paper over differences. I think we work through differences.” The aerospace engineer and Squak Mountain resident is poised to lead the council as members scrutinize the Central Issaquah Plan — a bold proposal to remake more than 900 acres in the business district — and adjust the 2012 municipal budget to reflect changes recommended in a study from Seattle consultant Moss Adams. The report called for employee layoffs and department reorganizations. “I’m going to take it slow at first,” Marts said. “There’s a lot to learn. It’s a privilege to have as a deputy somebody who will help me, who knows the history very well. I’m going to start slow and try to keep my ears bigger than my mouth for a while.” Butler also served as council president in the past. On the council, Marts advocates for benchmarks to measure city services and efforts to improve transparency in city government. “As an engineer, I look for metrics,” he said. “I will continue my efforts to look for metrics on how the city is doing and how we compare to other cities. I think that there’s a lot that we can learn from Kirkland, Redmond and some of the other surrounding cities. I will look to embrace the best of that for our council.” The council president role is

sometimes a springboard to a higher office. Frisinger served as council president before a successful bid for mayor. In the meantime, the counTola Marts cil president serves as a key l i a i s o n between the legislative branch and staffers in the city administration. “It’s something that when it works well makes overall comFred Butler munication between the mayor’s office and the legislative branch easier,” Frisinger said before the meeting. “If whomever is council leadership is good at encouraging council members to field questions to them, and then feels comfortable about asking the mayor’s office those questions, that makes for an enhanced working relationship. It makes for one in which there are fewer surprises.”

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 Chelan and Issaquah find common ground PRESS E DITORIAL


here is nothing wrong with the good people living in Chelan and Wenatchee, but what do they have in common with Issaquah? They grow apples and recreational tourists, we grow lots of kids and IT employees. We do share the Cascades in between us. Apparently, we will now share a Congressional member who must represent the new 8th Congressional District, after the redistricting committee has drawn new boundaries. Many would think that redistricting to balance populations would create compact, geographic districts with similar demographics. No. The committee’s real job is to protect incumbents and the two-party system. By that standard, the committee did quite well. But here in the 8th, Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has been given a seat that is likely his for as long as he wants. By jettisoning some of the more liberal areas and adding conservative chunks of Eastern Washington, Reichert will likely be forced to be more conservative than moderate to avoid a future primary challenge. Using the redistricting commission is probably better than letting legislators in Olympia do it, as some states do, but the process is still flawed. A better option is to turn redistricting over to judges. Certainly they have some closet political affiliations, but they are accustomed to setting aside their personal views when ruling. Our state law already mandates that judges will settle the congressional district boundaries if the committee cannot reach a consensus. Another option is being pioneered by California. That new system invites citizens to volunteer and then the redistricting commission members are chosen at random. Seats are specifically reserved for people who are either not involved in a political party, or are part of a minority party. The commission is also forbidden from considering where incumbents live. Some are saying that the new 8th Congressional District will be nice bridge between Eastern and Western Washington. We think it will be a difficult district to manage for a congressman and his staff, and even more difficult for an elected official to represent such varied viewpoints when it comes time to vote.


Lessons learned in fire and ice


ournalism often requires reporters to meet people under undesirable circumstances — behind police tape or against a flickering backdrop of emergency lights. Under such circumstances, we strive for compassion, but sometimes, we forget about the people on the other side of the notebook amid the clamor to chase down a story or ferret out some key detail. I experienced a story on the other side of the notebook early Jan. 16 and, hopefully, came away a little more enlightened and understanding. Just before 4 a.m., a neighbor pounded on the door to my apartment in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. "Get out! There's a fire!" he yelled, and then headed down the corridor to warn sleeping occupants in other apartments. I sat up in bed and switched on the nightstand lamp, still confused and more than a little skeptical. Then, commotion in the hallway outside confirmed I needed to get outside — and fast. I slipped a coat on top of the Tshirt and flimsy pants I wear as pajamas, then started to search for slippers before I realized I needed something more durable

to stand up to the ice and snow on the ground outside. In the next instant, I stuck a cap on my head, grabbed my keys, phone and wallet and lurched Warren into the hallKagarise way. Press reporter "Is this real?" I asked a next-door neighbor shuffling to the exit. "It smells real," he replied, as smoke started to waft into the corridor from a fire on the floor above. Outside, neighbors in assorted combinations of sleepwear and winter gear crunched through the snow. Some clutched cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. I wondered if I should have grabbed my iPad on the way out. Together, the crowd trundled around the corner to the building's facade. Flames surged from a blown-out window on the second floor. Smoke hung heavy in the 30-degree air. Belatedly, I started to consider See LESSONS, Page A5

Rowley development

Moving Tibbetts Creek is a good idea Readers have posted a couple of comments in The Issaquah Press on the Rowley Development that have advocated against moving Tibbetts Creek away from the northwestern portion of Hyla Crossing. Normally, moving a creek out of its natural channel in order to allow development in the former creek buffer is a bad idea. In this case, however, moving this portion of the creek could help right a wrong that was done many years ago, when a sewer main was installed with a road above it, and the creek was put in a straight ditch 10 feet from the road. By moving the creek into a meandering loop to the west, installing large woody debris, and planting native trees and shrubs in the new buffer, the natural functions of the creek and the stream buffer could be improved, as was done in a section of the creek to the south. This would also direct the stream away from possibly contaminated soils, which may be present near the road and warehouse area. Carefully done restoration could result in a win-win situation for both the developer and the environment.

Janet Wall Issaquah

Keep Issaquah the way it is Part of the allure of Issaquah is its small-town feel and the uncluttered view of the surrounding mountains. With 150-foot-tall buildings in the works, all of that will disappear. Do we really need buildings taller than four stories? With all of the unoccupied medical /commercial building space, town homes, single-story residences and apartments do we really need more? Do we need to cut down more trees and create another view similar to Talus or the highlands? Do we really need to move a creek? (By the way, you can't just move a creek whenever it doesn't suit your needs.)


Jeffrey Rowe Issaquah

City staffing

Using selective information leads to erroneous conclusion A letter from a former councilmember fails to connect the dots in the Moss Adams report with regard to city staffing. Nowhere in the report are the terms “redundancy” or “inefficiencies” used and nowhere does it indicate that city staff are providing “nothing of value” to the citizens. This is an erroneous conclusion drawn by selectively picking information from the report and the Committee of the Whole presentation, further sensationalized by how the facts are presented. I believe, and I believe most citizens do as well, that city staff are very competent, dedicated to their jobs and provide a tremendous value to the community. Their loss will be the real tragedy. In the end, among all of the findings, a key point in the report is the desire to implement a new way of doing business through privatization. Even if city revenues are lower, there will still be projects to fund and build and infrastructure always must be maintained. Someone has to design and manage the projects. If done through privatization, past experience has shown this will cost the city more money in the long run and there will be less money available to put in/on the ground for actual construction. And, from experience, even the best consulting firm won't have the knowledge/background of the city nor the same level of care of the Issaquah community that city staff has. Finally, in the end, there may be $1.5 million in staff cuts but there will not be $1.5 million saved. The proposed budget amendments show



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$1.5 million in cuts and $1.5 million in new expenses — no savings to the community. Realize that these “pseudo-savings” will then be spent over time on other priorities, and on top of that there will be additional costs charged to capital projects to pay private consultants and there will still be a cost for project oversight by remaining city staff, just as there is today when a consultant is utilized for projects. And by the time this occurs experienced staff will be lost.

Bob Brock, Issaquah Retired public works director for city


Debit charge moved to credit card I thought I would try the rebuilt Arco facility across state Route 900 from the Holiday Inn. There is a new sign at the entryway to the pumps that indicate that they are no longer charging 45 cents to use debit cards, which is a nice improvement. However, they are charging 10 cents a gallon more to use your credit card, over paying cash.

Ken Sessler Issaquah


Shrinking should not require approval We have been hearing for years that the President is growing government when he should be shrinking it. These complaints usually come from members of the Legislature that sit on the other side of the aisle from the President’s party. Now we learn that the President doesn’t have the authority to shrink the government without approval of the Legislature. Wow! It is really hard to see through all that wool.

Hank Thomas Issaquah


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Hopefully it’s not too late for the council to rethink their approval plans for Rowley Development and the swarm of others to follow, and keep Issaquah the way it is and not let it become an eyesore like so many other towns.

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By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Issaquah High School graduate Ryan Durkan, a Seattle attorney, and former King County Executive Ron Sims to the Washington State University Board of Regents, Gregoire announced Dec. 14. The board acts as the university’s governing body. Regents supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate the WSU system. Durkan, a WSU alumna, is a respected attorney at HCMP Law Offices specializing in real estate, land use and environmental law. (Ryan Durkan’s sister is Jenny Durkan, U.S. attorney for Western Washington.) “Ryan has proven she’s passionate about the importance of education — serving on the board of trustees for an elementary school, a

middle school and a high s c h o o l , ” Gregoire said in a statement. “Her experience improving our education system, combined with her legal backRyan Durkan ground and her commitment to community, make her a natural fit.” Durkan graduated magna cum laude from the university. “This is a time of great excitement for Washington State University,” Durkan said in a statement. “While there are also significant challenges ahead, I am optimistic about the future of WSU. It will be a great privilege to work with Dr. Floyd and the Board

of Regents in the service of my alma m a t e r . Wa s h i n g t o n State is such a special place, because it creates a unique sense of community and Ron Sims pride. I will be honored to serve the Cougar nation.” Sims stepped down from King County’s top job to serve as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sims, a Spokane native, served as county executive from 1997 until the federal appointment in early 2009, and then at HUD until June 2011. (Sims lost to Gregoire in the Democrats’ 2004 gubernatorial primary.)

“Ron was among the first elected officials to understand the dynamic changes urban development, clean energy and sustainability would bring to our state and its economy,” Gregoire said. “His expertise in these and many other areas will be an asset as WSU works to give its students the tools to succeed in an ever-changing economy.” WSU President Elson Floyd praised Gregoire’s choices for the 10-member Board of Regents. “A strong board featuring diverse viewpoints is a great asset in our university’s decision-making process, and I am certain that Ron and Ryan will prove to be excellent additions,” he said in a statement. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

City, schools use county grant to reduce student lunch waste By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter “We were really trying to get people to look at the waste stream differently,” said Mary Joe de Beck, resource conservation coordinator for the city of Issaquah. In November, for national America Recycles Day, the city used a small King County grant to bring the idea of reduce, reuse and recycle to the front lines of five schools in the Issaquah School District. Those five schools house some 2,650 students and spent several weeks gearing up for America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.

School district to offer free preschool classes The Issaquah School District is offering a chance for parents of preschool-aged children to enroll their youngsters in Early Childhood Education classes at no cost to the families. The district is looking for typically developing youngsters to be part of Early Education classes that serve children with special needs at Apollo, Discovery and Sunset elementary schools. Each classroom may have up to 12 children with special needs along with three typically developing peers – who will pay no cost to participate in the preschool program. Research shows that such combined learning opportunities benefit both special-needs and typically developing children. Students must be at least 3 years old by April 15 to participate. Any interested parent can pick up an application and get more

For that day, the challenge was to reduce to as close to zero as possible the amount of waste coming from school cafeterias, de Beck said. Students had to slice their own personal lunch waste to less than eight ounces, or one cup. Three schools accomplished the feat. “The other two came pretty darn close,” de Beck added. The three winning schools were: Issaquah Valley, Sunny Hills and Endeavour elementary schools. The “darn close” schools were Apollo and Briarwood elementary schools. “All five schools did an amazing job in reducing their waste at

information at the main offices of any of the three elementary schools involved. Applications are due Feb. 10; peer volunteer screening is scheduled for Feb. 15.

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lunchtime,” Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said. “We hope this challenge inspires students, parents and school staff to continue these efforts. The district is a great partner — all of its schools recycle and 95 percent collect food scraps.” The city came and weighed the trash generated by the school cafeteria on America Recycles Day, Issaquah Valley Elementary Principal Diane Holt said. Her school’s efforts have extended beyond the city’s challenge. Over the past two school years, Issaquah Valley has reduced its annual waste by half, from roughly eight tons to four tons, Holt added. The ultimate goal is to

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the possibility of the fire spreading to consume the entire building. The building sits at the top of Queen Anne Hill. Snowfall from the previous day left the streets slick and treacherous. "What if the fire trucks can't make it up the Counterbalance due to the ice?" I wondered, moments before Seattle Fire Department trucks screamed down the street. (Steep Queen Anne Avenue is also called the Counterbalance.) Then, as my neighbors and I clustered on a corner across from the building, firefighters headed inside to search for trapped residents and to extinguish the blaze. TV reporters followed soon after. I started to notice some similarities present on either side of the notebook, for both journalist and subject. Crises involve a long wait for information. In the meantime, the hems on my pajama pant legs kept freezing to the icy sidewalk. The firefighters kept us in the loop as much as possible and offered to let us warm up in the fire trucks' cabs, although for whatever reason — pride, maybe — nobody accepted the invitation. Instead, after about 90 minutes, a King County Metro Transit bus


reduce even further, eliminating the need for regular trash pickups, Holt said. For America Recycles Day, students were encouraged to bring lunches in plastic or reusable containers rather than paper bags, Holt said, adding that parents were urged to give students only what they would eat and thus cut down on food waste. Further, students made checklists of ways to reduce waste, created posters and helped with the proper sorting of waste. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at


ria in mind, a seven-period schedule came to be favored by much of the committee, but part of the group’s charge was to come up with a schedule recommendation that was cost-neutral. At one point in its discussions, the committee estimated a change to a sevenperiod day would cost approximately $3 million. In addition to the 11 filter criteria, the schedule committee came up with about 20 so-called bullet points that were agreed upon by at least 15 members of the group. The first states that the schools can


pulled up, and my neighbors and I trundled aboard. Slumped into seats, bleary-eyed and shivering, we waited for coffee shops to open and repeated stories about escaping from the building. I sat near a neighbor dressed in enough winter gear to put REI to shame. Uncertain about the danger, he said he spent the extra moments putting on proper clothes to protect against the January chill. Just after 6 a.m., firefighters allowed us to head back inside. The blaze had been contained to a single unit on the opposite side of the building. Mercifully, my apartment had been spared smoke or water damage. But the neighbor in the destroyed apartment had to rely on the American Red Cross for temporary shelter. During the wait on the bus, I checked out news accounts of the fire on my iPhone. Though the stories had the basic facts correct, details about the building and the number of residents lacked precision. The incident offered a teachable moment about the gap between the outsider's perception and the subject's reality. The fire did not rank as a major story — just a moment on the morning news and a few hundred words in online news outlets — but the experience lingers, just like the smell of smoke in the hallway of my apartment building.

do better than the current high school schedules. Another point argues that some changes can be made at the individual building level if districtwide changes prove too expensive. For the most part, school board members seemed to feel a sevenperiod day might be the direction for the district to take if finances were not a concern. School officials have been looking at uniform high school schedules for three basic reasons, including making it easier to share resources, such as teachers. Changes might also allow for better professional development, Murphy has said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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Two dozen teachers earn board certification By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

A little glam with their glitz At left, Saskia Visser, 6, has powder applied to her face during the Parks and Recreation Department’s ‘Glitz and Glam’ event Jan. 13 at the Issaquah Community Center. Below, Maysa Lacasse, 5, has lip gloss applied. Below left, Sophie Li, 5, blows dry her fingernail polish. The annual event, hosted by the Issaquah School District Youth Advisory Board, allows youngsters to get their glamour on with makeup, dresses, crafts and a walk down the modeling runway.

the national board show that Washington has the second most newly board certified teachers with 945. According to the national board website, North Carolina had the most number of newly board certified teachers with 1,244. The state is fourth overall in the number of certified teachers with 6,242, by the state’s reckoning. In terms of the most number of board certified teachers, North Carolina is No. 1 with 19,193 teachers, Florida is second, South Carolina is third and Washington is fourth with 6,174 certified teachers, according to the national board website. National board numbers can be slightly different than state numbers as teachers have the right to option out of the national listings, according to Nathan Olson, communications manager for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The National Board program is one of our most successful,” said Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction. “Each year Washington scores very well nationally in the number of new board-certified teachers. Administrators, legislators and parents all understand just how important certification is. It makes better teachers, which in turn helps all of our students.” In 2007, the state Legislature passed rules that award a $5,000 bonus to each board certified teacher. Teachers can receive an additional $5,000 if they teach in “challenging” schools, which are defined as having a certain percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. More than 30 percent of new Washington board certified teachers work in challenging schools and 25 percent of all board certified teachers are in a challenging school.

After what was described as hundreds of hours of self-evaluation and assessment, 24 more Issaquah School District teachers have earned National Board Certification. According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, those 24 bring to 105 the total number of local teachers to earn board credentials. “I am proud and thankful to have these teachers in our classrooms,” Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said. “Educators choose to go through this process to grow as professionals and to certify that their practices align with research-based best practices nationwide. It requires rigorous demonstration of skill and self analysis and, ultimately, every student in their classroom receives the benefit.” According to information released by the district, national board certification is a voluntary teacher assessment program. State licensing systems establish a baseline of requirements for teachers. But certified teachers have successfully demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. The national board program is the only credential process that compares a teacher’s knowledge and skills with a national set of professional standards. Teachers must demonstrate reflection on how they develop and deliver lessons, as well as show leadership in their schools and in the outside community. The application process for national certification is involved. Candidates average about 400 hours throughout the school year to put together a two-part submission package that includes things such as lesson plans and a videotape of the teacher at work in the classroom. At the state level, Washington continues to place near the top of the list in terms of the number of public school teachers that are board certified. Numbers recently released by


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Still kickin’ Popular aerobics instructor has called community center home for 15 years

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


Sarah Owens (center) becomes friends with two women during a luncheon at one of the first gatherings of Tanzanian and Kenyan Maa-speaking peoples (Maasai nomadic tribes) at a sharing of the commonalities and differences in traditions.

Wishlist fulfilled Veterinarian sees the world before settling her roots in Issaquah By Sarah Gerdes As a young person, veterinarian Dr. Sarah Owens made a point of asking her elders what it was they wished they had done with their lives. As she listened to their regrets, Owens made a promise to

herself to “make sure I didn't miss out on anything.” Owens kept that promise. She graduated from Brown and Harvard, traveled to the mountains of Nepal to care for animals on film shoots and spent many hours in the castles around Europe per-


A camel gets a dental exam by (from left) Sarah Owens and another person in Morocco, where she served as a vet on several movie sets and aided locals as well.

forming delicate surgeries on animals. In between stints at college, Owens was an active leader in several of nongovernmental organizations in South Africa. Eventually, the pull of her native Northwest roots drew her home to Issaquah. “Aside from the Arctic and Antarctic, I’ve lived most my life on the continents and am completely happy to be back here in the Northwest,” she said, adding that she feels a symbiotic relationship to people in the Northwest. “No matter where I was, every time I met someone in a remote and exotic locale who was from the Pacific Northwest, I felt we shared a certain way of connecting to the natural and social environment,” she said. “I am sure it stems from coming from a landscape of such great soul.” Early beginnings Owens’ grandparents met at the University of Berkeley and moved to Bainbridge Island in the 1940s. Her father attended MIT and Harvard and accepted a job offer from Microsoft, becoming known as “guy No. 6.” Because Owens’ mother was a teacher, also working full time and raising three young children, her father left Mi-


Sarah Owens, serving as the veterinarian for a major motion picture filmed in the Himalayas, is comfortable in Nepal on a horse wearing the local craftspeople’s embroidered saddle. crosoft for a time, only to return later. “I went to sleep to the sound of my father’s typing on the keyboard in the downstairs room filled with ticketing machines and wall-sized computers,” she said, laughing. “Both sides of my family have always been very academic, and from a young age I took school very seriously.”

After moving around a bit, including working at two or three different private centers in Issaquah, Kristina Gravette seems to have found a home. That spot is the Issaquah Community Center. Since the building’s opening in 1997, Gravette has been teaching aerobics classes in the center. “Exercise people come and go,” said Laura Foreman, a longtime Gravette student. “She’s really a town treasure.” Overall, Gravette has been teaching aerobics for about 30 years. She and her family moved to Issaquah in 1986. She said she sort of stumbled into aerobics after she began attending classes while living in Wyoming. Her instructor told her that the studio was looking for an additional teacher and felt Gravette could do it. “I gave it a shot and sort of stuck with it,” Gravette said. Eventually, she became a certified instructor and personal trainer. “My goal is to prepare people for life,” she said. “It works,” said Foreman, who started taking classes with Gravette at the center about 12 years ago. When she reached her early 40s, Foreman said she began to feel run down. A doctor told her it was just age setting in. “I didn’t like that,” she said. Nowadays, Foreman has helped study cougar populations while hiking and roaming on the local mountains. She also goes skiing. “We’re not gym rats or anything like that … We are in shape to do what we want to do,” Foreman added, referring to the members of Gravette’s classes. Meeting three times a week, an average session will include about 12 to 20 people. Men and women are invited, though women apparently dominate the classes. Foreman and Gravette talked about the classes being a combination of aerobics, Pilates and yoga. Fitness levels and ages

“Exercise people come and go. She’s really a town treasure.” — Laura Foreman longtime Gravette student

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run the gamut. Gravette said she has everyone from beginners to a professional ballet dancer. She helps class members modify routines and exercises to ensure each class member can participate, Foreman said. Gravette said she tries to eliminate any competition in her program. “Everyone feels comfortable to do their best,” Foreman said. For her part, Gravette said that anyone could jump into the class at any time, that the classes are not cumulative, so to speak. She also talked about accommodating any limitations — say an old shoulder injury — any individual class member might have. Besides teaching the aerobics course, Gravette also works as a personal trainer, but these days exclusively at the community center. “This is such a great place,” Gravette said. “It’s such a great atmosphere.” At 56, she has no plans to retire any time soon. “I see no reason not to keep moving and encouraging other people to move,” she said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at


Feline celebrity Miss Benny finds permanent new home By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter No one seems to fully know how the large-sized feline that spent almost two years at the Issaquah Petco ended up with the name “Miss Benny.” Still, if her origins are a bit obscure, the 8-year-old cat’s celebrity isn’t. A volunteer for the Purrfect Pals shelter inside Petco on Gilman Boulevard, Claire Wilkinson said the large cat arrived at the shelter with the name “Benny.” “The ‘Miss’ part was demanded by the cat herself,” said Wilkinson, who more than once referred to the feline as a bit of a diva. “She was our Queen Bee,” Wilkinson added. “From day one, she made it clear that she did not like other animals and that she needed to be the center of your universe.” Miss Benny apparently was not very happy with the Purrfect Pals shelter when she first arrived. The shelter space was near the store’s dog grooming area, which Miss Benny did not appreciate. “She would just swat and hiss,” Wilkinson said. “She also made it clear there were certain times you

Miss Benny could pet and hold her and other times you couldn’t.” Eventually, apparently not long after Miss Benny’s arrival, the local Petco rearranged its store, moving the Purrfect Pals area to a quieter part of the store and allowing the organization to expand its operation. Founded in Brier in 1988, Purrfect Pals is a cat adoption agency with numerous adoption centers, such as the Issaquah Petco. The group’s new space inside Petco formerly housed large birds, but Purrfect Pals volunteers cleaned it and even repurposed old birdcages as cat cubbies. Miss Benny

was allowed to be a “free-range kitty” in the shelter area. According to Wilkinson, the change of scenery did wonders for Miss Benny’s disposition. Still crabby at times, she nevertheless began to attract a fan club consisting of shelter volunteers, store employees and regular visitors. Wilkinson said Benny’s availability for adoption was advertised on social media and in the store. But she still got overlooked by those looking for a younger, possibly more friendly, cat. “People want kittens,” Wilkinson explained, adding that with the treats Miss Benny received from her many admirers, she had grown to eight pounds. All in all, Wilkinson said Miss Benny spent one year, nine months and four days at the shelter. As you have probably guessed, the story has a happy ending. Right around the recent Christmas holiday, Lana Reynoldson came to Petco looking for what she described to Wilkinson as a “big, fat cat.” Obviously, Miss Benny fit the bill. “It was definitely a bittersweet moment for us,“ Wilkinson said. “Benny was such a fixture of our adoption room here and we all just

love her. But it was a moment we’ve all been waiting for, too. As a no-kill shelter, Purrfect Pals believes that every cat matters and Benny is a great example of that. She was with us for almost two years, but now she has her very own home.” Reynoldson wasn’t aware at first that she was adopting a minor celebrity. “I’m just stunned by all the attention she gets,” Reynoldson said. Wilkinson talked about fans of Miss Benny sending emails asking for updates on the cat’s progress in her new home. “We’re getting along just fine,” said Reynoldson, who makes her home in Spanaway. She works in Bellevue and made the extra drive into Issaquah in hopes of finding a new friend. Reynoldson said Miss Benny still is very specific about how and when she wants to be held, but she is also beginning to let her new owner hold and touch her more. Miss Benny also was a very finicky eater at first, but has learned if she finishes one bowl of food, she probably will get another. Why did Reynoldson want a fat cat in the first place? “I don’t know,” she said. “They’re just cute.”


Kristina Gravette leads a recent aerobics class at the Community Center, where she’s been teaching for the last 15 years.

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Singers wanted Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to Pacific Sound Chorus’ Open House at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Music Works Northwest, 14360 S.E. Eastgate Way, No. 102, Bellevue. The chorus is offering vocal education and a three-month free trial membership from January through March to introduce area women to this nonprofit community chorus. Go to

The Northwest Driftwood Sculptor Artists’ Exhibit is on display at Bellewood Senior Living Galleria through February. Bellewood is at 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. Call 391-2880. The Toastmasters of Sammamish Gavel Club hosts an open house from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mary Queen of Peace, 1121 228th Ave., Sammamish. The Gavel Club is open to all students (and homeschoolers) in grades 6-12 seeking to improve their communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn to prepare and deliver speeches, provide and receive constructive evaluation of their work and receive leadership training. Contact David Hall at 427-9682, 281-9552 or The nutritional seminar “Ideal Protein” is at noon Jan. 21 at Banic Chiropractic Clinic, 1505 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 8. Call 313-9222. 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. ArtEAST hosts a panel discussion from its current exhibition, “Unfinished Business,” at 2 p.m. at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Join in a discussion about the creative process of making new work in response to another artist’s unfinished piece. Call 206-713-7819 or email 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 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 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 wearing 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 Can-


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cer 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 206-674-4118 or

Youth 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. Districtwide middle school dance, for ages 11-14, is from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 3 at the community center. Associated Student Body photo ID required. Parent volunteers are needed. Call 8373317.

Volunteers Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust needs volunteers for the following events (the events are free but require registration at Trail work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 on Squak Mountain. Tree potting at Native Plant Nursery in Issaquah, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend through February

Religion 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

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. “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. “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 12week 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 3928636 or go to

Henry James Tushar Henry James Tushar Luke and Kelsey Tushar welcomed son Henry James Tushar to their Issaquah home Dec. 9, 2011. Henry was born in Issaquah weighing 9 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Dan and Jane Tushar, of Sammamish; Jill and Joel Edwards, of Issaquah; and Dan Tierney, of Kirkland. Great-grandparents are Marilyn and Henry Tushar, of Berea, Ohio; Leona Manning, of Issaquah; Cecile Yazzolino, of Indio, Calif.; Dorothy Tierney, of Fall City; and Burwin Edwards, of Woodbury, Minn. Kelsey is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. Luke, a 2004 graduate of Skyline High School, works at Young Life.


Issaquah Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Computer Class: “One-onOne Assistance,” for teens and adults, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21 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 “Play & Learn Chinese,” for ages newborn to 5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays “Talk Time: An English Conversation Class,” for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Lunch Bunch Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, noon Tuesdays Toddler Story Time, for ages 24-36 months, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays Waddler Story Times, for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays Spanish Story Times, for all young children with an adult, 6 p.m. Mondays Study Zone SAT Review, for teens, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Study Zone, for teens to get free homework help, call 3925430 for days and times FreePlay, all ages: Borrow (with library card and ID) a Nintendo DS and game to play at the library. Citizenship classes, adults, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Sammamish Library The following events take place at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E. “Colon Cancer — New Techniques in Treatment,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 Hindi Story Time —

William Gevers (front) and his staff at Gevers Wealth Management LLC Issaquah business recognized as top wealth manager The current issue of “Seattle Met” magazine honored Issaquahbased Gevers Wealth Management LLC as one of the premier wealth advisors in the greater Seattle area. William (Willy) Gevers, of Issaquah, founded the wealth management firm in 2005. Gevers was previously a principal for one of the region’s largest financial planning firms before moving his company to Issaquah. The firm provides retirement and wealth planning and investment-management services focusing especially on the special needs of corporate executives. Gevers Wealth Management has also provided on-site classes and education for executives and managers at corporations and organizations.

Namaste, 4 p.m. Jan. 19 “Hello English! Beginner ESL Class,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, 24 and 31 Write This Year, for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 24 Poetry Group “Sammamish Poets Versus Paper,” for adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 25 “Reconciling the Past: The History, Literature and Ethics of Japanese Removal,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. Jan. 25 “eBooks 101: eReaders and Digital Downloads,” for teens and adults, 1 p.m. Jan. 28

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. Lunch & Learn: Crime and Fraud Prevention — noon Jan. 19 January Swing Dance — 4:306:30 p.m. Jan. 20, $5 donation

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Celebrate the new year by bringing home a new critter. In January, adoption fees are waived on all critters like guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and pet rats. Small animals can often be the perfect first pet. 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.

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Cascade Republican Women’s Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, September through June, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, 8617910 Eastside Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): 7-9 p.m. third Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 206-3257724, Eastside Camera Club: 7 p.m. third Thursday, St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, Elks Lodge No. 1843: 7 p.m. third Tuesday, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 Fraternal Order of Eagles: steak night (every second Friday), prime rib (every fourth Friday), monthly poker tourneys, special holidays and fundraisers open to the public. 175 Front St. N., 392-6751. New members welcome. Issaquah Business Builders: 7:30 a.m. third Thursday, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, 785-0984, Issaquah Ham Radio Support Group: 7 p.m. fourth Monday at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, talk-in at 146.56 MHz at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Issaquah Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 175 Front St. N., 392-6751 Issaquah Emblem Club: 7 p.m. third Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 Issaquah Guild of Children’s Hospital: 11 a.m. third Thursday, Elk’s Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 427-0913 Issaquah Valley Grange: 7:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Issaquah Myrtle Mason Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, 3923013 Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): 9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursday, Mary, Queen of Peace, 121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish, 391-3453 Myrtle Masonic Lodge No. 108: 7:30 p.m. third Thursday, Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way,

Weekly A Toast to the Lord — a faith-based Toastmasters club: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Eastside Fire & Rescue Station No.

83, 3425 Issaquah–Pine Lake Road S.E., 427-9682, American Association of University Women: meets once a month at various locations, 2718678, Greater Issaquah Toastmasters Club No. 5433: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. some Sundays, Issaquah Police Station Eagle Room, 6447421 Issaquah Alps Trail Club: Issaquah History Museums: 392-3500 or Issaquah Networkers: 7:308:30 a.m. every other Wednesday, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, Jewish Juniors Club: 3:305:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road, 427-1654 Kiwanis Club of Issaquah: noon Wednesday, Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W., 8917561 MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: MOMS helping moms raise their kids in Sammamish and Issaquah on the Sammamish Plateau,, or 836-5015 Moms In Touch: For more information on groups within the Issaquah School District, call Linda Yee at 985-1931 or or go to Providence Point Kiwanis: noon Friday, Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., 4279060 or for $5 lunch reservations Rotary Club of Issaquah: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 RentonIssaquah Road, Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., 444-2663 Rhythm and Reins Women’s Equestrian Drill Team: Sunday, Rock Meadow Equestrian Center, 20722 S.E. 34th St., Sammamish, 222-7100 or Sammamish Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Thursday, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St., 392-8905 Sunset Highway Cruisers: three times during the year, five car shows with proceeds benefiting Life Enrichment Options, 392-1921

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Sandra ‘Kay’ Bruggeman

Sandra “Kay” Bruggeman, of Federal Way, died Jan. 5, 2012, in Federal Way. She was 63. There will be a potluck service at the Issaquah Eagles at 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Kay graduated in 1966 from Pershing High School in Plummer, Minn., where she was homecoming queen. The school motto was “we have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us.” Kay has crossed the bay and has

Camilla Berg Erickson

Camilla Berg Erickson died Jan. 5, 2012, at the age of 93. Camilla was born in Seattle on Aug. 12, 1918, to Gesine and Charles Berg. The family Camilla Berg Erickson lived in Norway for five years and Chicago for six years before moving to Issaquah in 1931. Camilla married Tauno L. Erickson on Jan. 17, 1942. He predeceased her in 2004. Camilla was a life member of the Issaquah Valley Grange and the Albert Larson Veterans of Foreign

Richard F. Nelson

a whole ocean to look forward to free of pain. Kay enjoyed watching sports and QVC. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3054. She enjoyed helping out with the charity events for the Eagles as well as spending time with her friends at the Eagles. She is survived by daughters Robin Fowler and Wendy Braid; one granddaughter; and two granddogs. Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association at Wars Auxiliary. A longtime member of Rebekah Gilman Lodge No. 59, she served twice as Noble Grand. Survivors include sons Carl (Janell) and Alan (Jean), of Issaquah; daughters Esther Harris, of Bellingham, and Andrea Erickson (Bob Campbell), of Ferndale; granddaughters Julie EricksonPotter (Ken Potter), Joanne (Chris Updyke) and Karen Erickson; great-grandchildren Kaylyn and Jackson Updyke; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at

Richard F. Nelson, of Issaquah, devoted husband to Cathi and loving father to Kristine and Kelly, passed away Jan. 5, 2012. He was 50. A funeral Mass was Jan. 12 at St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue. A graveside committal fol-

lowed at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent. Arrangements were entrusted to Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444. Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family's online guest book at

Cheri Lee Mosher Sefton Cheri Lee Mosher Sefton lost her battle with cancer early Sunday morning Jan. 8, 2012, at the home of her parents Chuck and Bobbie Mosher, of Issaquah. She was born at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., on Feb. 27, 1963. While growing up, she attended several schools in multiple states as she traveled with her Air Force family. Cheri is survived by her parents; her daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Adrian Valliere; son Christopher Sefton; grandmother Ruth Lewis, of Wilsonville, Ore.; grandchildren Mason, Xavier, Kiron and Mackenzie; and her brother Chuck and sister-in-law Wendy, of Fall City, and their children Charles, Josh, Amelia and Jacob. Cheri spoke fluent French. She traveled to Paris for the millennium celebration in 2000 and returned again in 2009. Cheri received her bachelor's

degree in accounting from City University and earned her master’s while living in Montreal, Canada. Cheri worked as an accountant, had her own online accounting business, was a controller at two companies — one in the United States and one in Canada — and opened her own scrap-booking shop in Burien, where she worked until her passing. Friends and family gathered Jan. 14 to celebrate Cheri's life at Mimi's Crop Circle, 152 S.W. 152nd St., Burien. A remembrance followed during the 9 a.m. service at Fairwood United Methodist Church, Renton, on Jan. 15. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Cheri's memory to cancer research or hospice. Friends are invited to view photos, share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

Georgine Sally Wilfong Longtime elementary school teacher, wife, mother and grandmother Georgine Sally Wilfong passed away Jan. 1, 2012, in Apache Junction, Ariz., after a brief illness. Georgine loved teaching and taught first grade at McKinley Elementary School (later to become Centennial) for 40 years. Besides her passion for teaching, Georgine also enjoyed a good party and loved having friends and family over for her homemade pizzas, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Since her retirement in 2001, Georgine had enjoyed spending time with her four granddaughters (Annie, Addy, Tia and Cienna) and traveling with her husband of 51 years, John. She also had wonderful memories of her travels and adventures with her good friend of many years, Carleen Glenn.

Georgine was born April 27, 1939, in Issaquah, to Guy and Georgia Monaco. She graduated from Central Washington State College in 1960 and took her first teaching job that same year. She later received her master’s degree from Leslie College — an accomplishment she greatly enjoyed and was proud of. Besides her husband John, she leaves behind two children, Johnny and Michelle; son-in-law Brett; four granddaughters; and many other good friends and family. Georgine will be missed but will live on in our hearts. As to her wishes, there will be no funeral, but she once let it be known that she would prefer that those missing her do something that they enjoy while perhaps thinking of her. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest that anyone wishing to do so might make a contribution to their favorite charity.

B. David Stacy

B. David Stacy died Dec. 14, 2011, died in Issaquah. He was 62. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, 2012, at Issaquah Christian B. David Stacy Church. He was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Raton, N.M., to Alice Pacheco and William Cody Stacy. He was raised in Atascadero, Calif., and lived in San Diego, Corvallis, Ore., and Issaquah. He received his academic degrees at California Polytechnic State University, Bachelor of Arts (1971), Master of Science (1975) mathematics. He has been a math professor at Bellevue College for 24 years, and won many awards for his outstanding teaching. His wife Linda Stacy preceded him in death. She passed away in 2008 after a brave fight with lung cancer. They had been together for 20 years. He trained with a hospice center, and planned on volunteering there after his retirement. He is survived by his daughter Emerald, of Olympia; son Jacob, of Olympia; and sisters Lavern, of California, and Pamela, of Bremerton. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were handled by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Bob C. Henricksen Bob C. Henricksen, 66, of Issaquah, was born Dec. 7, 1945, and passed away Jan. 9, 2012. Survivors include two sons, Erik and Dan Henricksen, and daughter Melissa Henricksen. Bob was a middle school teacher in the Snoqualmie Valley School District for 30 years. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan 20, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. A reception will follow. Friends are invited to view the full obituary and sign the online guest book at

Ruth Frances Winzen Ruth Frances Winzen, of Dansville, Calif., passed away Jan. 10, 2012, in Issaquah. Ruth was born Sept. 15, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to William and Elsie Phillips. Survivors include her loving husband, Mathias, of Dansville; children Karen Ann Riolon and Dennis Michael Winzen; sister Ettame Mehringer; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah. A committal service followed Jan. 16 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent. Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, or 3926444.

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Issaquah youth kicks rare form of epilepsy At its worst, epilepsy with myoclonic absences caused 1,000 seizures a day By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter Cindy Uribe can remember when her 10-year-old son was just 16 months old, turning heads on the soccer pitch. “We’d gone to the Seattle University’s soccer field for a pickup game. Gabe had an infant’s soccer ball and was dribbling it up and down the sideline,” she recalled. “The adults were amazed by Gabe showing such control at such a young age.” However, Gabe is just now regaining those promising soccer skills. At age 3, something happened. A bout with a rare form of epilepsy sidetracked all of his motor skills.

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Health & Safety Fair features free services The eighth annual Issaquah and Sammamish Health & Safety Fair returns Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. There is no admission fee and all ages are welcome. More than 40 local vendors will discuss their services and wares, including Balance Physical Therapy, Banic Chiropractic and Dr. Troy Schmedding. Many vendors will offer free medical tests, such as blood pressure checks, blood sugar measurements and Body Mass Index calculations. Others vendors include: Acupuncture Associates & Wellness Group Bel-Red Pediatric Dentistry Highlands Dentistry The Balanced Spine

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A brain disorder begins Epilepsy is a brain disorder that involves repeated seizures, triggered by changes in the electrical and chemical activity in the brain. Epilepsy happens more in children than it does in adults, according to Seattle Children’s. While it affects about 1 percent of the general population, about 5 percent of children younger than 5 have epilepsy — or about one in every 20 children under 5. There are several types of seizures. They include: Myoclonic — brief, shocklike jerks of a muscle or a group of muscles that usually cause abnormal movements on both sides of the body at the same time. Atonic — muscles suddenly lose strength; eyelids may droop, the head may nod, and the person may drop things and often falls to the ground. Tonic — muscle tone is greatly

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More than 1,500 people attended the fair in 2011. Issaquah and Sammamish Citizen Emergency Response Team members will be on hand to provide emergency preparedness information. Children’s fingerprinting will also be offered to parents. The fair is presented by Swedish/Issaquah in cooperation with The Issaquah Press and the city of Issaquah Parks Department. For vendor information, contact Amelia Vesper at 392-6434, ext. 237, or

National Radon Action Month U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 202-343-9206 202-343-2394 fax National Folic Acid Awareness Week Jan. 8-14 National Council on Folic Acid 800-621-3141, ext. 13 toll free 202-944-3285 ext. 13 202-944-3295 fax Source: 2012 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.



Gabe Uribe, 10, a proficient soccer player, shows his prowess by kicking the ball held by his sister Ava, 7, and his mother Cindy.

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increased and the body, arms or legs make sudden stiffening movements. Clonic — rapidly alternating contraction and relaxation of a muscle — in other words, repeated jerking. The movements cannot be stopped by restraining or repositioning the arms or legs. Tonic-clonic — Also known as “grand mal,” a combined seizure of tonic and clonic characteristics. “Gabe had them all,” said Gabe’s father Mauricio. “The seizures were so constant, he had to take narcotics to calm his body down.” At his worst, Gabe was experiencing 1,000 seizures a day. That finally led to a diagnosis of epilepsy with myoclonic absences. It occurs more in boys. “After the original diagnosis, we didn’t read much of the literature,” Mauricio said. “A lot of it said the prognosis was almost little chance of survival.” And many of those who did survive suffered irreparable brain damage, he added. Cindy said epilepsy with myoclonic absences cannot be treated with conventional medications. “It probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves because it occurs in only 1 percent of epilepsies,” she said. “But it’s very debilitating.” Medications and a miracle diet At the illness’ worst, Gabe was being given a revolving door of medications. At its best, the medications reduced his seizures from 1,000 a day to just 50. While both Cindy and Mauricio considered that a blessing, it still was too many for a developing boy already way behind his peers. Because Gabe wasn’t a candidate for surgery, his parents were reading up about any other solutions. They heard about a diet that their neurologist highly recommended they give a try — the ketogenic diet. Essentially, it’s an extreme version of the Atkins diet. Cindy said that with the help of a dietician, Gabe was kept on a 90 percent fat diet, with five percent proteins and five percent carbs. “He ate a lot of butter and cream,” she said.

They even had to monitor his toothpaste, as it, too, has some amounts of sugar. “His 4th birthday cake was the worst,” Cindy said. “It was baked cream with Splenda.” Then, a funny thing began to happen — the diet was working. Just a week after beginning, Gabe had just six seizures. By age 5, the seizures were gone and he was off the diet. His parents remember the date well. “His last seizure was Aug. 23, 2005,” Cindy said. “It was fast and furious. His epilepsy ended as quickly as it began.” Gabe had to spend the next few years making up his developmental setback in therapy — occupational, speech and physical. Sports were a slow reintegration process. They discovered gymnastics actually helped with the big muscle groups. After years of daily visits to specialists, it was almost meant to be that the soccer team Gabe ended up on in the Issaquah Soccer Club was Seattle Children’s. “I was excited when I saw Children’s on the uniform,” Gabe said. “That’s why I turned out for Gunners league.” The league and team were perfect for Gabe, as they emphasized having fun over winning. Cindy said Gabe still has to work very hard to keep up with his peers, but that won’t stop him. “I like the determination he has,” she added. “But we don’t push him to score.” “Which I do a lot,” Gabe emphasized.

G ROUPS Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N.W. Juniper St., 313-7364 Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Family Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., 313-7364. Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups: A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia meets the second Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E. Call 486-7621. Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation: free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments, Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Overlake Hospital, 688-5906 Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue, 688-5807 Issaquah Parkinson’s Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m., second Monday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 206230-0166 or 392-4169 Overeaters Anonymous:

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10:30 a.m. Mondays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Call 392-2488 or 761-2555. Childcare available upon request. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: 1:30 p.m. second Monday, Our Savior Lutheran Church library, 745 Front St. S., 206-938-8298 Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7 p.m. third Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue, 3692552 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 746-4195 or 3911889

Swedish/Issaquah offers classes Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, offers the following classes (register or learn more about costs at AARP Driver Safety Program — 9 a.m. Jan. 20, $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers Weight Loss Surgery Seminar — 6 p.m. Jan. 26 “Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?” — 6 p.m. Feb. 2 “Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Ringing in the Ears” — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 “Hop to Signaroo: Baby Sign Language” — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Skyline too resilient for rival Eastlake’s pressure defense

By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter If Eastlake High School’s boys basketball team could have figured out a way to get Michael Hwang and Brandon Lester the ball in the second half Jan. 13, the Wolves could have ridden a comfortable lead to victory over host Skyline. But the Spartans figured out a way to contain the two hot shooters and get past the Eastlake defense down the stretch. Skyline guard Will Parker gave his team its first lead of the night with an arching 3-pointer with 1:38 remaining in the fourth quarter. And that shot gave the Spartans the momentum to outlast Eastlake, 70-61, in overtime. Eastlake went to 2-6 in KingCo play and 4-10 overall. At 7-1 KingCo and 12-3 overall, Skyline remains atop the Crest Division standings, in front of Redmond (62). “It took the first half for us to do what the coaches wanted us to do in the first place,” said Lucas Shannon, a Skyline senior forward who scored 21 points. “We didn’t really change much.” But the Spartans still got beat handily in the first half on defense. Skyline’s focus was to contain Lester and Hwang, who are dangerous from beyond the 3-point arc and are all-around weapons for the Wolves. The pair combined for 27 of Eastlake’s 31 first-half points, including five 3-pointers. The Eastlake’s full-court-press defense dominated and kept Skyline shooters guessing in the first half. Despite tallying 18 points in the first half, himself, Lester wasn’t happy with the way his team lost focus in the second half. It

Spartan girls move into first The Skyline High School girls basketball team took over sole ownership of first place of the KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division standings Jan. 13 when the Spartans defeated rival Eastlake, 53-50, in a big Sammamish Plateau showdown.

tried the same scheme, but the Spartans’ defense retooled and came out in a man defense. Skyline “just picked it up on defense and we did nothing different,” Lester said. “Our shots just didn’t finish.” Hwang opened up the game with a big trey and Eastlake kept the lead all the way through, at one point leading 23-15 in the second quarter. It took a four-point halftime lead and quickly made it 38-27 early in the third quarter. Skyline trailed 48-39 at the end of three quarters, but relied on Eastlake foul trouble to score easy points. In the fourth period, Shannon and Parker combined to make 10 of 12 free throw shots and to cut Eastlake’s lead to 58-56. That’s when Parker hit the clutch shot to take the lead. As Eastlake lost momentum and missed scoring opportunities, the Spartans found an offensive rhythm and tightened its defense. Lester led all scorers with 26 points. Hwang finished with 16. Parker finished with 14 for Skyline and teammate guard Jonah Eastern tallied 13, including three 3pointers. “We just chalk it up to our focus,” Shannon said. “We just manned up and finished.” The Jan. 13 game was not Skyline’s only thriller of the week. On Jan. 11, Skyline topped host Roosevelt, 41-36. The Spartans again had a big fourth quarter as they outscored Roosevelt, 14-11, to win the game. Parker led Skyline with 15 points. On Jan. 10 in a showdown with Crown Division-leading Garfield,




Skyline High School defenders (from left) Hunter Cikatz, Nick Kassuba and Lucas Shannon swarm Eastlake High School’s Kyle Laubscher under the Wolves’ hoop with four minutes to go in the fourth quarter Jan. 13.

Issaquah wrestlers give alumni entertaining week By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor The Issaquah High School wrestling program, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, gave its alumni plenty to cheer about last week. The Eagles won four matches and placed third in the Jack Reynolds Invitational. However, by far, the most fun the alumni had was Jan. 11 when the Eagles defeated two visiting teams in KingCo Conference 4A action. On Alumni Night, Issaquah overwhelmed Garfield, 66-12, and downed Woodinville, 54-24. “That was a real fun night,” said Issaquah High coach Kirk Hyatt, a 1975 Issaquah grad. There were 55 alumni from classes 1962-2005. The list included Monique Ducey, Issaquah’s first female wrestler. Ducey, a four-year letter winner, competed for the Eagles in the

Almen Thorpe, Issaquah High School senior, has Dalton Mann of Woodinville in trouble on the way to a pin in his 132-pound match Jan. 11 on 50th anniversary Alumni Night. Thorpe also won matches by pin last week against Garfield and Bothell. BY GREG FARRAR

The teams entered the game at Skyline tied for first place. Skyline rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring Eastlake, 14-11, to pull out the victory. Skyline led 28-26 at halftime, but Eastlake outscored the Spartans 13-11 in the third quarter to move in front. The Spartans got a strong onetwo scoring punch from Allie Wyszynski and Megan Wiedeman. Wyszynski scored 18 points to share game-high honors with Eastlake’s Kendra Morrison. Wiedeman also had 15 points. Skyline went to 6-2 in league play while Eastlake dropped to 53 and into a tie with Issaquah for second place. The previous week, Skyline got knocked out of first place when it lost to Issaquah. However, the Spartans moved back into a tie for first place Jan. 11 when they defeated Garfield, 69-59, and Eastlake lost to Inglemoor, 88-74. Garfield, sparked by Shaunice Robinson and Nyasha Sarju, raced off to a 20-15 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs led 29-22 at halftime. However, Skyline came roaring back in the third quarter by outscoring Garfield, 28-11. The Spartans maintained at least a 10point lead the rest of the game. Wiedeman had 21 points to lead a balanced Skyline offense. Wyszynski contributed 17 points, and Morgan Farrar and Lacey Nicholson each had 10 points. Robinson scored a game-high 25 points and Sarju had 24 points.

late 1990s. “She wrestled with the boys all the time,” Hyatt said. Roger Wilson was another prominent person of Issaquah wrestling at the event. Wilson, who started the program in the fall of 1961, was Issaquah’s coach for 21 years. Issaquah had a 248-48 record. His teams won seven sub-regional championships and two regional championships, and often finished among the state’s top 10 at the state tournament. “Roger was really glad to see a lot of his guys at the match,” Hyatt said. “My kids thought it was the coolest thing to see my coach there.” In addition to the graduates, there were several parents of alumni who came to watch the festivities. “We have been getting more

Eagles down Bothell, Redmond Issaquah won twice last week to move into a tie with Eastlake for second place in the tight Crest Division. On Jan. 11, Issaquah overcame a slow start but still cruised by host Bothell, 58-28. Bothell, winless this season, held a surprising 9-7 lead after the first quarter. However, Issaquah outscored the Cougars 17-5 in the second quarter and steadily pulled away for the victory. Issaquah's Mandie Hill and Mackenzie Wieburg each had 15 points to share game-high honors. Quincey Gibson added eight points. Kendra Heyer topped Bothell with seven points. On Jan. 13, Issaquah pulled away to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 53-38 victory against host Redmond.



Brian Ruggles leads Eagles to win swimming meet versus Wolves By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter It was Brian Ruggles’ day to be in the water. Despite having to swim against Ed Kim, Eastlake High School’s phenom sophomore, in the relays, the Issaquah senior dropped time from his 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke performances Jan. 10 to help the Eagles beat the Wolves, 109-76, in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at the Julius Boehm Pool. Ruggles, who also helped Issaquah win the 200-yard medley

relay and 400-yard free relay, improved his state time in the 50 free when he finished in 22.57 seconds. And in the 100 backstroke, he cut 2.5 seconds from his previous district-qualifying time, finishing in 57.79 seconds. “I felt really strong in the water,” Ruggles said after the meet. “I’m strong off the start. I love working on starts. I haven’t dropped time in that since sophomore year.” Kim, however, had quite a meet for himself. Aiming to qualify for state in all eight individual events, he added two more to his list. He had previously qualified for the

50, 100, and 200 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Against Issaquah, he cruised to victory — adding state-qualifying times — in the 200 individual medley (1:48.25) and the 500 freestyle (4:45.28). And with four meets left, Kim has plenty of time to work on his time in the 100-yard breaststroke. Kim walked into the Issaquah meet with no recorded time this season in either of the two events he won. His time in the 500 free was more than 15 seconds faster than the state-qualifying standard and about 32 seconds faster than

the meet’s second-place finisher, Ben Nussbaum, of Issaquah. “Racing Ed … it’s really fun to keep up with him,” said Ruggles, a longtime teammate at the Bellevue Club. Issaquah saw a strong performance from another state-bound swimmer. Gabe Florsheim won the 100-yard butterfly event in 54.36 seconds, a second faster than his state qualifying time earlier this season. He also contributed to the Eagles’ 200-yard medley relay See SWIMMING, Page B7

Brian Ruggles (bottom), Issaquah High School senior, passes an Eastlake swimmer on his way to winning the 100-yard backstroke Jan. 10 at the Julius Boehm Pool. BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER

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and more alumni parents coming back to our matches,” Hyatt said. “I am very proud to see those people coming. At Alumni Night, the parents were yelling, jumping up and down, applauding and really getting into the spirit of the night. It was real cool.” And the Eagles definitely gave their crowd something to cheer about in the two matches. In the Garfield match, Torre Eaton (106), Jordan Hamilton (113), Louden Ivey (120), Max Tickman (126), Almen Thorpe (132), Jerdon Helgeson (138), Joe Tonnemaker (145), and Tucker Brumley (170) all had pins for Issaquah. Brumley has been a pleasant surprise for the Eagles this season. He is a former basketball player. In the Woodinville match, Spencer Tickman (106), Thorpe, Taylor Evans (152), Andrew Ramirez (170) and Matt Solusod (220) registered pins for the Eagles. Tonnemaker won his match by a technical fall and Helgeson won with a major decision. Issaquah also figures to attract a large crowd Feb. 3-4 when it hosts the KingCo Conference 4A championships. This will be the first time Issaquah has hosted a KingCo wrestling tournament since 1984. The Eagles began last week with a 45-27 victory against Roosevelt on Jan. 10. Hamilton, Helgeson, Evans (152), Ramirez (170) and Jonathan Norris (285) registered pins for the Eagles. Issaquah picked up its fourth victory of the week Jan. 12 when the Eagles overwhelmed visiting Bothell, 56-16. Thorpe, Tonnemaker and Norris

had pins for Issaquah. Max Tickman (126) won his match with a major decision. The four victories boosted Issaquah’s KingCo record to 7-0. “I am very fortunate to have a strong senior class this year. These guys have really been through the ringer the past couple of years. But they have gotten stronger and better. We have some underclassmen who have stepped up, too,” Hyatt said. “One of the best things about this team is that I have an incredible bunch of guys who are getting the job done in the classroom, too.” On Jan. 14, the Eagles capped their busy week by competing at the Jack Reynolds Tournament at Mercer Island. Issaquah had 122.5 points. Yelm was first with 185 points and Granger took second with 178.5 points. Liberty was fourth with 112 points. Tonnemaker won the 145pound class with a 6-3 decision against Granger’s Abel Morales. “After three years of always having been behind a guy who went to state, he has put his foot forward and is having an amazing season. He has really been fun to watch,” Hyatt said of Tonnemaker, who earlier this season defeated a state champion at the Eastmont Invitational. Ramirez also won the 170pound class at Jack Reynolds with a 7-6 decision against Liberty’s Jake Tierney. Thorpe took second in the 132pound class, Helgeson was runnerup in the 138-pound division, and Evans was second at 152. Helgeson lost to Liberty’s Conner Small, 5-3. Solusod took third in the 220-pound class by pinning Liberty’s Luke Oman. Skyline wrestlers pound Newport Skyline was too powerful for

Newport Jan. 11 as the Spartans recorded a 71-9 KingCo Conference 4A victory. Nathan Swanson (106), Justin Manipis (113), Tristan Steciw (120), Jo Tono (126), Joey Gurke (132), Tyler White (138), Christian Caldwell (145), Ian Crouch (152), Cyrus Sarkosh (182), Kyle Nardon (195) and Sean McAlhaney (220) all had pins for Skyline. Douglas Lawson (170) won his match with a technical fall. On Jan. 14, the Spartans finished first at the Auburn Mountainview Tournament of Champions. Skyline had 165.5 points. Curtis was second with 140. Crouch won the 152-pound class by pinning Elijah Camacho, of River Ridge, in the title match. Manipis was second in the 113pound class. Steciw was runnerup in the 120-pound division. Michael Mecham took second in the 160pound class. Liberty takes down two opponents Liberty posted two easy KingCo Conference 3A/2A victories Jan. 12 when the Patriots walloped Juanita, 53-21, and crushed Sammamish, 48-18. In the Juanita match, Conner Small (138) and Austin Whitley (152) had pins for Liberty. Hamilton Noel (160) won his match with a technical fall. In the Sammamish match, Small and Noel Brandon (195) had pins for the Patriots. At the Jack Reynolds Tournament, in addition to Small’s title in the 138-pound class and Tierney placing second at 170, Noel placed second in the 160-pound class. Brandon was third in the 182pound division.

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for a sure spot at the district meet. He also improved on his districtqualifying 100 freestyle time when he won it in 52.27 seconds.

win, sending the relay team to state with a finish of 1:42.73. Eastlake’s relay team took second in 1:49.94. Florsheim also helped Issaquah win the 200 freestyle relay (Dave Nam, Henry Pratt and Nussbaum) in 1:38.18. Ruggles also helped the Eagles close out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay. He, Nam, Willy Matsuda and Austin Melody swam the relay in 3:28.97, about 12 seconds ahead of Eastlake’s relay team of Kim, Zach Alleva, Jackson Berman and Henry O’Neil. Eastlake’s state-meet veteran Alleva took it easy at the dual meet so he could rest for a meet in Austin, Texas, Jan. 14-15. Although already state-bound in the 100 breaststroke, Alleva won the event in 1:05.51. He had qualified for state with a previous time of 1:02.64. “That was more of a cruise for me,” Alleva said after the race. Melody won the 200 individual medley in 2:05.37, good enough

Eagles swim to two victories Issaquah picked up two victories Jan. 12 when the Eagles defeated Skyline, 115-68, and downed Bothell, 148-32, in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at the Julius Boehm Pool. Matsuda won two races and swam as a member of two winning relays for Issaquah. He captured the 100 backstroke in a state-qualifying time of 56.81. He won the 50 freestyle in 23.21. Matsuda led off the 200 freestyle relay for Issaquah, which posted a state-qualifying time of 1:32.34. Florsheim, Nam and Ruggles were other members of the relay team. Matsuda, Melody, Florsheim and Ruggles made up the Eagles' winning 200-medley relay team, which posted a winning time of 1:46.09. Ruggles won the 200 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 1:48.84. Skyline defeated Bothell, 14332.5. Paul Jett won the 200 individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 2:02.18. Teammate Alec Raines won the 500 freestyle in a






Liberty girls top Mount Si, Sammamish The Liberty High School girls basketball team won a pair of games last week to remain in a tie for first place in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A standings. Liberty spotted host Mount Si an early lead Jan. 11 before rallying in the second quarter en route to an eventual 45-37 victory. Mount Si led 9-8 at the end of the first period. The Patriots outscored Mount Si 15-11 in the second quarter to take the lead. Liberty pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring the Wildcats, 14-6. Aspen Winegar, of Liberty, topped all players with 16 points. Sierra Carlson added seven points. Molly Sellers had nine points to lead Mount Si. On Jan. 13, Sammamish startled Liberty by shooting to a 14-5 first-quarter lead, but the host Patriots rallied in the second quarter en route to a 50-37 victory. Winegar again led Liberty in scoring with 14 points. Delane Agnew contributed 13 points and Carlson seven points as Liberty went to 7-1 in league play. The Patriots are tied with Juanita for first place. The two teams meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Liberty.

Skyline posted a 51-49 victory. Parker buried a jumper with less than a minute to play to win the game. He finished with a teamhigh 14 points. It was close throughout, a back-and-forth matchup of talented teams. Skyline's largest lead was eight. The Spartans looked like they could be in trouble when Shannon picked up his second foul

state-qualifying time of 4:58.87. Jett and Raines also swam as members of Skyline's winning 400 freestyle relay team, which had a winning time of 3:32.46. Matt Haynie and Ashton Powell were other members of the relay team. Liberty swimmers sprint by Juanita Connor Biehl won two events Jan. 10 to help the Liberty boys swimming team race by Juanita, 109-76, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A meet. Biehl captured the 200 freestyle in 1:58.21 and took the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.03. Teammate Logan Briggs won the 100 backstroke in a state-qualifying time of 56.08. Briggs also anchored Liberty's winning 400 freestyle relay team, which posted a state-qualifying time of 3:23.94. Luke Duschl, Nick Klatt and Kevin Hays were other members of the relay team. Hays, Briggs, Duschl and Ray Ha made up Liberty's winning 200-medley relay team, which finished in 1:49.12. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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Prep boys basketball 4A KingCo Conference CREST DIVISION

Skyline Redmond Issaquah Newport Eastlake CROWN DIVISION

Garfield Roosevelt Ballard Bothell Woodinville Inglemoor

League W L 7 1 6 2 4 4 3 5 2 6

Season W L 12 3 11 3 10 4 7 7 4 10

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Jan. 20 Games Issaquah at Newport Eastlake at Redmond Ballard at Bothell Rooevelt at Garfield Woodinville at Inglemoor Jan. 21 Games Skyline at Eastlake Redmond at Issaquah Ballard at Roosevelt Bothell at Woodinville Inglemoor at Garfield Jan. 13 Games Roosevelt 41, Ballard 37 Bothell 46, Woodinville 45 Garfield 65, Inglemoor 61 Redmond 68, Issaquah 60 Skyline 70, Eastlake 61 (OT) Jan. 11 Game Skyline 41, Roosevelt 36 Jan. 10 Games Skyline 51, Garfield 49 Issaquah 79, Bothell 68 Newport 60, Ballard 47 Redmond 65, Woodinville 43 Eastlake 69, Inglemoor 53

SKYLINE 70, EASTLAKE 61 (OT) Eastlake 20 11 17 11 2 – 61 Skyline 13 14 12 20 11 – 70 Eastlake – Brandon Lester 26, Michael Hwang 16, Connor Perry 0, Eric Holmdahl 9, Caleb Perkins 4, Bryan Cassill 3, Kyle Laubscher 3, Mason Pierzchalski 0. Skyline – Lucas Shannon 21, Will Parker 17, Jonah Eastern 13, Hunter Cikatz 12, Max Browne 5, Isaiah Richmond 2, Nick Kassuba 0, Addison McIrvin 0, Jim Wackerhagen 0. ISSAQUAH 79, BOTHELL 68 Bothell 9 16 16 27 – 68 Issaquah 16 16 24 23 – 79 Bothell – Perrian Callandret 24, Zach LaVine 14, Prince Lacey 8, Derek Pinder 7, Aaron Wilks 7, Kellen Webster 5, Peter Fisherkeller 3, Spencer Curtright 0, Matt Henry 0, Caleb Nealy 0, Riley Wick 0. Issaquah – Nick Price 23, Brian Watson 19, Fletcher Martin 15, Ryan Sexton 8, Blake Bichsel 7, Jake Henke 5, Cole Westover 2, Grant Bair 0, Drew Danner 0, Ty Gibson 0, Cory Nevin 0, Tyler Witte 0. Other Issaquah statistics: field goals, 29-61; 3-point shooting, 6-12 (Watson 3-3); free throws, 15-18 (Price 6-8, Watson 4-4); rebounds, 42 (Price 10, Martin 10, Watson 6); steals, 8 (Watson 3, Sexton 2); assists, 12 (Watson 3, Martin 2, Gibson 2, Price 2). REDMOND 68, ISSAQUAH 60 Issaquah 12 19 9 20 – 60 Redmond 11 13 16 28 – 68 Issaquah – Nick Price 23, Ryan Sexton 11, Ty Gibson 8, Fletcher Martin 6, Tyler Witte 5, Drew Danner 3, Brian Watson 2, Grant Bair 0, Blake Bichsel 0, Jake Henke 0, Cory Nevin 0. Redmond – Jason Harrington 25, Conner Floan 17, Kyle Sawtell 17, Leslie Ellis 4, Alex Lin 3, Peter Hendron 2, Connor Chapman 0, Taylor Rau 0. EASTLAKE 69, INGLEMOOR 53 Inglemoor 14 17 8 14 – 53 Eastlake 19 10 26 14 – 69 Inglemoor – Trey Miller 14, Sam Omondi 14, Chris Bryant 7, Brendan Louck 7, Travis Bobin 2, Curtis Bafus 2, Cooper Danby 2, Hans Fortune 2, Willie Augustavo 0, Colin Portugal 0, Erik Strather 0, Alex Williams 0. Eastlake – Brandon Lester 21, Michael Hwang 16, Eric Holmdahl 11, Kyle Laubscher 10, Caleb Perkins 6, Connor Perry 5, Ty Ackerman 0, Bryan Cassill 0, Austin Howell 0, Will Mittenthal 0, Wes Owen 0, Mason Pierzchalski 0.

3A/2A KingCo Conference Bellevue Sammamish Mercer Island Lake Washington Mount Si Liberty Juanita Interlake Jan. 20 Games Mount Si at Lake Washington Juanita at Liberty Bellevue at Mercer Island Sammamish at Interlake Jan. 14 Game Bellevue 45, Mercer Island 40 Jan. 13 Games Bellevue 63, Juanita 47 Sammamish 69, Liberty 67 Mercer Island 63, Mount Si 46 Lake Washington 76, Interlake 58 Jan. 10 Games Juanita 59, Interlake 54 Mount Si 59, Liberty 48 Mercer Island 58, Lake Washington 48 Bellevue 47, Sammamish 39

Prep girls basketball 4A KingCo Conference CREST DIVISION

Woodinville Inglemoor Roosevelt Garfield Ballard Bothell

SKYLINE 41, ROOSEVELT 36 Skyline 9 9 9 14 – 41 Roosevelt 10 10 5 11 – 36 Skyline – Will Parker 15, Hunter Cikatz 6, Isaiah Richmond 5, Lucas Shannon 5, Max Browne 4, Jonah Eastern 4, Nick Kassuba 2, Bryan Cikatz 0, Jim Wackerhagen 0.

Season W L 12 2 11 3 11 4 9 4 4 10 7 7 5 10 3 10

SAMMAMISH 69, LIBERTY 67 Sammamish 15 26 21 7 – 69 Liberty 20 19 18 10 – 67 Sammamish – John Steinberg 17, George Valle 15, Dakota Olsen 13, Jacob West 9, Sami Jarjour 8, Riley Brooks 3, Robert Ambartsumyan 4, Jamis Moy 0. Liberty – Robbie Thomas 26, BJ Demps 13, Matt Campbell 12, Cam Lee 6, Tynan Gilmore 4, Jordan West 4, Dalton O’Brian 2, Cory Dukelow 0. MOUNT SI 59, LIBERTY 48 Mount Si 8 23 16 22 – 59 Liberty 15 9 10 14 – 48 Mount Si – Ryan Atkinson 17, Levi Botten 12, Anthony McLaughlin 10, Miles Zupan 10, Jason Smith 6, Joe Williams 3, Griffin McLain 1, Charlie Corriveau 0, Josh Piper 0, Beau Shain 0. Liberty – Robbie Thomas 19, Tynan Gilmore 18, Dalton O’Brian 3, Ben Wessell 3, Cam Lee 2, Tim Phan 2, BJ Demps 1, Matt Campbell 0, Cory Dukelow 0, Jordan West 0. MERCER ISLAND 63, MOUNT SI 46 Mount Si 9 8 13 16 – 46 Mercer Island 12 16 21 14 – 63 Mount Si – Beau Shain 12, Jason Smith 9, Levi Botten 7, Ryan Atkinson 6, Griffin McLain 4, Charlie Corriveau 3, Miles Zupan 3, Anthony McLaughlin 2, Tyler Button 0, Hunter Malberg 0, Jack Nelson 0, Josh Piper 0. Mercer Island – Sam Cohn 13, Joe Rasmussen 12, Kaleb Warner 10, Sean Hughes 9, Brian Miller 9, Espen Platou 8, Karsten Sherman 2, Justin Altaras 0, Kyle Huber 0, Chris Lawler 0, Jeff Lindquist 0, Nick Nordale

Issaquah Alps Trails Club

Jan. 10 Game BAINBRIDGE 67, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 62 Eastside Catholic 12 12 17 21 – 62 Bainbridge 13 18 9 27 – 67 Eastside Catholic – Austin Soukup 13, Joey McKay 11, Joey Schreiber 26, Mandrell Worthy 6, Matt Callans 2, Austin Porcello 0, Ian Christie 0. Bainbridge – Chris Bell 29, Rico Failla 20, Osker Dieterich 4, Eric Raustein 4, Joey Blocker 3, Gabe Dilorio 3, Ryan Schreck 3, Michael Crowley 1, Nick Edens 0.

Skyline Issaquah Eastlake Newport Redmond CROWN DIVISION

SKYLINE 51, GARFIELD 49 Garfield 16 9 8 16 – 49 Skyline 15 13 13 10 – 51 Garfield – Tucker Haymond 20, TreVaunte Williams 11, Daniel Greer 9, Pierre Wright 4, Demario Hall 3, Garrett Hopper 2, Aja Buchanan 0, Zecariah Shepherd 0. Skyline – Will Parker 14, Bryan Cikatz 12, Max Browne 9, Nick Kassuba 6, Hunter Cikatz 4, Isaiah Richmond 4, Jonah Eastern 2, Lucas Shannon 0, Jim Wackerhagen 0.

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League W L 9 0 6 2 4 4 3 5 3 6 0 8

Season W L 12 1 10 3 6 6 4 8 4 10 0 13

Jan. 20 Games Issaquah at Newport Eastlake at Redmond Ballard at Bothell Rooevelt at Garfield Woodinville at Inglemoor Jan. 21 Games Skyline at Eastlake Redmond at Issaquah Ballard at Roosevelt Bothell at Woodinville Inglemoor at Garfield Jan. 14 Game Newport 46, Lakeside 32 Jan. 13 Games Ballard 65, Roosevelt 46 Woodinville 72, Bothell 24 Skyline 53, Eastlake 50 Inglemoor 62, Garfield 44 Issaquah 53, Redmond 38 Jan. 11 Games Newport 41, Ballard 39 Issaquah 58, Bothell 28 Skyline 69, Garfield 59 Inglemoor 88, Eastlake 74 Woodinville 58, Redmond 40 ISSAQUAH 58, BOTHELL 28 Issaquah 7 17 17 17 – 58 Bothell 9 5 10 4 – 28 Issaquah – Mandie Hill 15, Mackenzie Wieburg 15, Monica Landdeck 4, Quincey Gibson 8, Aimee Brakken 6, Taryn Holmes 4, Ngozi Monu 4, Katrina Clements 0, Paige Montague 0. Bothell – Kendra Heyer 7, Makenzie Kruger 6, Jessi Howe 5, Andi Hettick 4, Sharon Akoto 2, Sarah Garinger 2, Roslyn Whitehill 2, Emily Burns 0. ISSAQUAH 53, REDMOND 38 Issaquah 9 16 15 13 – 53 Redmond 8 7 11 12 – 38 Issaquah – no scorers reported. Redmond – Kelsey Dunn 14, Madison Ohrt 9, Makeala Hayward 6, Lauren May 6, Jessica Kinssies 2, Lauren Bogard 1, Maddie Erlandson 0. SKYLINE 53, EASTLAKE 50 Eastlake 11 15 13 11 – 50 Skyline 13 15 11 14 – 53 Skyline – Allie Wyszynski 18, Megan Wiedeman 15, Rachel Shim 7, Morgan Farrar 4, Lacey Nicholson 4, Susie Tinker 3, Shelby Kassuba 2, Alex Daugherty 0. Eastlake – Kendra Morrison 18, Caleigh McCabe 12, Lauren Files 4, Marijke Vanderschaaf 4, Abby Carlson 2, Maggie Douglas 3, Bella Zennan 3, Taylor Boe 2, Ellie Mortenson 2, Lauren Greenheck 0. SKYLINE 69, GARFIELD 59 Skyline 15 7 27 19 – 69 Garfield 20 9 11 19 – 59 Skyline – Megan Wiedeman 21, Allie Wyszynski 17, Morgan Farrar 10, Lacey Nicholson 10, Rachel Shim 6, Susie Tinker 5, Alex Daugherty 0, Bryn deVita 0, Shelby Kassuba 0. Garfield – Shaunice Robinson 25, Nyasha Sarju 24, Cierra Levias 6, Fiona Cerf 2, Ariden Maloney-Bertelt 2, Deja Dunn 0, Jaslyn Omlid 0, Mikala Trujillo 0. INGLEMOOR 88, EASTLAKE 74 Eastlake 19 18 17 20 – 74 Inglemoor 17 19 23 29 – 88 Eastlake – Marijke Vanderschaaf 17, Caleigh McCabe 15, Kendra Morrison 12, Lauren Files 11, Abby Carlson 8, Ellie Mortenson 5, Maggie Douglas 4, Taylor Boe 2, Lauren Greenheck 0, Bella Zennan 0. Inglemoor – Taylor Peacocke 29, Kate Taylor 20, Chay Fuller 16, Kelly Conroy 13, Larissa Ashby 3, Molly Pence 3, Julia Haining 2, Lauren Moses 2, Uyen Cao 0, Abby Morrow 0.

3A/2A KingCo Conference Juanita Liberty Lake Washington Mount Si Bellevue Interlake Mercer Island Sammamish


League W L 7 1 7 1 6 2 4 4 4 4 2 6 2 6 0 8

Season W L 12 2 11 3 9 5 7 7 6 7 6 8 2 11 3 11

Jan. 20 Games Mount Si at Lake Washington Juanita at Liberty Bellevue at Mercer Island Sammamish at Interlake Jan. 13 Games Juanita 57, Bellevue 50 Liberty 50, Sammamish 37 Mercer Island 47, Mount Si 43 Lake Washington 58, Interlake 48 Jan. 11 Games Lake Washington 39, Mercer Island 30 Liberty 45, Mount Si 37 Bellevue 60, Sammamish 40 Juanita 54, Interlake 41 LIBERTY 50, SAMMAMISH 37 Sammamish 14 4 9 10 – 37 Liberty 5 15 19 11 – 50 Sammamish – Natsumi Naito 17, Montana Hagstrom 10, Helen Yang 2, Kelsey Brooks 2, Ariel Labaw 2, Morgan Mincey 2, Min Yang 2, Danielle Shiku 0, Erin Smith 0, Marissa Therriault 0. Liberty – Aspen Winegar 14, Delane Agnew 13, Sierra Carlson 7, Megan Tsutakawa 6, Adele Payant 4, Alicia Abraham 2, Danielle Demps 2, Morgan Safley 2, Tara Johnson 0. LIBERTY 45, MOUNT SI 37 Liberty 8 15 14 8 – 45 Mount Si 9 11 6 11 – 37 Liberty – Aspen Winegar 16, Sierra Carlson 7, Morgan Safley 6, Megan Tsutakawa 5, Alicia Abraham 4, Delane Agnew 4, Avery Granberg 2, Adele Payant 1, Cherelle Demps 0, Tara Johnson 0. Mount Si – Molly Sellers 9, Katy Lindor 6, Elizabeth Prewitt 6, Shelby Peerboom 5, Jordan Riley 5, Katie Swain 4, Alex Welsh 2, Grace Currie 0, Kelsey Lindor 0, Aly Pusich 0. MERCER ISLAND 47, MOUNT SI 43 Mount Si 13 13 10 7 – 43 Mercer Island 14 8 10 15 – 47 Mount Si – Molly Sellers 15, Alex Walsh 9, Katy Lindor 6, Shelby Peerboom 6, Elizabeth Prewitt 2, Jordan Riley 2, Katie Swain 2, Kelsey Lindor 1, Grace Currie 0. Mercer Island – Lauren Ellis 10, Renae Tessem 9, Julia Blumenstein 8, Ari Moscatel 7, Brooke Behrman 4, Savanna Reid 4, Carly Anderson 2, Jamie Mounger 2, Suri Johnson 1, Mario Cafarelli 0.

Metro League Jan. 11 Game BAINBRIDGE 57, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 54

Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike 3-5 miles, 500-900-foot elevation gain. Call 206-909-1086 ... Jan. 21, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain’s Wilderness cliffs and peaks, 6.2 miles 1,640-foot elevation gain. Call 557-6554 ... Jan. 22, 9 a.m., Taylor Mountain loop, 6.5 miles, 1,100-foot elevation gain. Call 206-232-7730. Cascade Bicycle Club Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m., Cedar River Meander, 20 miles from Renton Community Center. Call 226-3722 ... Jan. 22, 10 a.m., Bellevue-IssaquahMercer Island loop 37 miles from Newcastle Beach Park. Call 891-7079. Swimming Winter quarter registration has started for swimming sessions at the Issaquah Parks’ Julius Boehm Pool. Programs include swimming lessons, water aerobics, safety classes and party rentals. The next session is from Jan. 30 to Feb. 23 and the third session is from Feb. 27 to March 21. Register or learn more by going to or calling 837-3350. Pickle ball Issaquah Parks provides pickle ball at the community center from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8-10 a.m. Saturdays. Rackets and nets are provided. Call 837-3000. Yoga Issaquah Parks provides yoga stretch classes from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the community center. Call 837-3300. Tennis Issaquah Parks holds the Tennis and Friends program for players 50 and over at Tibbetts Valley Park. Call 369-8332. Basketball Issaquah Parks has noontime hoops for players 16 and up from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the community center. There is also noontime hoops for players 40 and up from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 837-3300. Volleyball  Issaquah Parks has open volleyball from 6-9 p.m. Mondays for players 16 & up at the community center. Call 837-3300.

Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is offering a winter development academy for play-

Bainbridge 19 9 10 19 – 57 Eastside Catholic 14 13 16 11 – 54 Bainbridge – Grace Kenyon 27, Hannah Depew 14, Sydney Severson 6, Wesley Nottingham 5, Madeline Kutcheside 4, Julie Feiks 2, Ivy Terry 2, Annie Casey 0, Danielle Bogardus 0. Eastside Catholic – Sarah Hill 19, Lauren Johnson 9, Michaela O’Rourke 8, Courtney Brown 7, Ashley Blanton 6, Audrey Menz 4, Molly Callans 1, Emma Burnham 0.

Prep boys swimming KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 10 Meet ISSAQUAH 109, EASTLAKE 76 200 medley relay: 1, Issaquah A (Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Gabe Florsheim, Brian Ruggles) 1:42.73*; 2, Eastlake (Jackson Berman, Zach Alleva, Edward Kim, Jason Kroon) 1:49.94; 3, Issaquah B (Elliot Salmon, Adam Florsheim, Keith Luu, Nick Ryder) 1:56.15. 200 freestyle: 1, Kim (E) 1:48.25*; 2, Henry Pratt (Iss) 2:02.59; 3, Henry O’Neil (E) 2:05.35; 4, Jonathan Williams (Iss) 2:05.86; 5, Ryder Roedel (E) 2:16.17. 200 individual medley: 1, Melody (Iss) 2:02.37*; 2, Matsuda (Iss) 2:08.99; 3, Berman (E) 2:12.80; 4, Keith Nussbaum (Iss) 2:13.56; 5, Ryan Caraway (E) 2:33.28. Diving: 1, Antoin Signoretty (E) 169.40; 2, Spencer Gevers (Iss) 130.90; 3, Luke Zender (E) 124.45; 4, Gabe Wattenberger (E) 114.80. 100 butterfly: 1, G. Florsheim (Iss) 54.36*; 2, Matsuda (Iss) 56.40; 3, Richard Baron (E) 1:03.88; 4, Roedel (E) 1:06.40; 5, O’Neil (E) 1:07.91. 100 freestyle: 1, Melody (Iss) 52.27; 2, Dave Nam (Iss) 53.18; 3, Berman (E) 54.93; 4, Kroon (E) 57.58; 5, Chris Koehler (E) 57.73. 500 freestyle: 1, Kim (E) 4:45.28*; 2, Ben Nussbaum (Iss) 5:17.36; 3, K. Nussbaum (Iss) 5:21.53; 4, Williams (Iss) 5:37.71; 5, James McCutcheon (E) 6:48.66. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Nam, G. Florsheim, Pratt, B. Nussbaum) 1:38.18; 2, Eastlake (Kroon, Koehler, Brian Lee, O’Neil) 1:41.39; 3, Issaquah B (A. Florsheim, Ryder, Caleb Walin, K. Nussbaum) 1:42.96. 100 backstroke: 1, Ruggles (Iss) 57.79; 2, Baron (E) 1:07.12; 3, G. Florsheim (Iss) 1:08.72; 4, Salmon (Iss) 1:12.46; 5, Sterling Doyle (E) 1:21.71. 100 breaststroke: 1, Z. Alleva (E) 1:05.51; 2, B. Nussbaum (Iss) 1:05.60; 3, Caleb Alleva (E) 1:10.00; 4, Pratt (Iss) 1:10.43; 5, A. Florsheim (Iss) 1:10.79. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Ruggles, Matsuda, Nam, Melody) 3:28.97; 2, Eastlake (Z. Alleva, Berman, Kim, O’Neil) 3:40.47; 3, Issaquah B (Lucas Johnson, Ryder, K. Nusssbaum, B. Nussbaum) 3:52.49. *state qualifying times Jan. 12 Meet ISSAQUAH 115, SKYLINE 68 SKYLINE 143, BOTHELL 32.5 ISSAQUAH 148, BOTHELL 32 200 medley relay: 1, Issaquah A (Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Gabe Florsheim, Brian Ruggles) 1:46.09; 2, Skyline A (Mitch Corson, Tucker Russell, Nick D’Alo, Matt Haynie) 1:51.09; 3, Issaquah B (Elliot Salmon, Adam Florsheim, Keith Luu, Henry Pratt) 1:51.09; 4, Skyline B (Jay High, Mackenzie O’Keefe, Julian Lim, Jack Pruitt) 1:56.91. 200 freestyle: 1, Ruggles (Iss) 1:48.82*; 2, Alec Raines (Sky) 1:54.95; 3, Ben Nussbaum (Iss) 1:57.40; 4, Jonathan Williams (Iss) 2:08.44; 5, High (Sky) 2:11.67; 6, Tyler Hamke (Sky) 2:14.47. 200 individual medley: 1, Paul Jett (Sky) 2;02.18*; 3, Keith Nussbaum (Iss) 2:13.47; 4, Luu (Iss) 2:26.46; 5, Caleb Walin (Iss) 2:28.48; 6, Thomas Kim (Sky) 2:32.21. 50 freestyle: 1, Matsuda (Iss) 23.21; 2, Nam (Iss) 23.87; 3, D’Alo (Sky) 24.46; 4, Russell (Sky) 24.75; 5, Pratt (Iss) 26.19. Diving: 1, Max Levy (Sky) 217.0; 2, Spencer Gevers (Iss) 145.00; 3, Nick Riley (Sky) 12.90. 100 butterfly: 1, G. Florsheim (Isss) 55.51; 2, Jett (Sky) 1:01.71; 3, Haynie (Sky) 1:01.75; 4, K. Nussbaum (Iss) 1:02.23; 5, D’Alo (Sky) 1:03.97; 6, Eva Ko (Iss) 1:08.21. 100 freestyle: 1, Melody (Iss) 52.59; 2, Nam (Iss) 53.00; 3, Corson (Sky) 56.02; 4, Walin (Iss) 56.59; 6, A. Florsheim (Iss) 57.38. 500 freestyle: 1, Alec Raines (Sky) 4:58.87*; 3, Ruggles (Iss) 5:13.70; 4, Williams (Iss) 5:40.19; 5, Carter Ray (Iss) 6:11.02; 6, James Nevin (Sky) 6:11.06. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Matsuda, Florsheim, Dave Nam, Ruggles) 1:32.34*; 2, Skyline A (Jett, Powell, Russell, Raines) 1:37.11; 3, Issaquah B (K. Nussbaum, Walin, A. Florsheim, B. Nussbaum) 1:41.15; 4, Skyline B (Haynie, Jamon Rogers, Sam deMers, D’Alo) 1:41.64.

ers 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 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 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. Martial arts Issaquah Parks offers classes in Shaolin kung-fu for beginners through black belts, for everyone 10 and up. The next session starts Jan. 23 and runs through March 19. Classes run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center. Call 774-2787.

High school sports Boys basketball Jan. 20, 8 p.m., Issaquah at Newport, Juanita at Liberty; Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Redmond at Issaquah, Skyline at Eastlake; Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Mercer Island at Liberty, Redmond at Skyline. Girls basketball Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roosevelt at Issaquah, Bellevue at Liberty, Inglemoor at Skyline; Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., Issaquah at Newport, Juanita at Liberty; Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Redmond at Issaquah, Skyline at Eastlake; Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Liberty at Mercer Island, Redmond at Skyline. Gymnastics Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Issaquah at Redmond, Interlake at Liberty, Skyline at Bothell. Wrestling Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Eastlake, Mercer Island at Liberty, Skyline at Woodinville; Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Newport; Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Mount Si at Liberty. Boys swimming Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m., Redmond at Skyline (Boehm Pool); Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m., Issaquah at Garfield (Medgar Evers Pool); Jan. 24, 3:30 p.m., Newport at Skyline (Boehm Pool), 8:30 p.m., Liberty at Bellevue (Wayte Pool).

100 backstroke: 1, Matsuda (Iss) 56.81*; 2, Melody (Iss) 59.86; 3, Corson (Sky) 1:01.75; 4, High (Sky) 1:07.83; 5, Salmon (Iss) 1:09.31; 6, Nevin (Sky) 1:13.27. 100 breaststroke: 1, B. Nussbaum (Iss) 1:05.09; 2, Pratt (Iss) 1:08.99; 3, A. Florsheim (Iss) 1:11.64; 4, Russell (Sky) 1:13.03; 6, Pruitt (Sky) 1:17.90. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Skyline A (Jett, Matt Haynie, Ashton Powell, Raines) 3:32.46; 2, Issaquah A (Nam, Pratt, B. Nussbaum, Melody) 3:40.46; 3, Issaquah B (Luu, K. Nussbaum, Nick Ryder, Evan Tucker) 3:53.20; 4, Skyline C (Brent Isaacson, Eric Onnen, Hamke, Kevin Liu) 4:07.19. *state qualifying times

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Jan. 10 Meet LIBERTY 109, JUANITA 76 200 medley relay: 1, Liberty A (Kevin Hays, Logan Briggs, Luke Duschl, Ray Ha) 1:49.12; 3, Liberty B (Johnson, Hinchey, Hughes, Partridge) 2:04.65. 200 freestyle: 1, Connor Biehl (Lib) 1:58.21; 2, David Adams (Lib) 2:14.10. 200 individual medley: 1, Ha (Lib) 2:11.63; 2, Jarrett Brown (Lib) 2:29.72; 3, Josh Johnson (Lib) 2:33.69. 50 freestyle: 1, Jeff Ryder (J) 23.66; 3, Kyle Sargent (Lib) 25.43; 4, JP Patridge (Lib) 25.54; 5, TJ Johnson (Lib) 26.65. Diving: 1, Josh Reves (J) 134.45; 2, Levi Colton (Lib) 119.95; 3, Jantzen Murch (Lib) 113.70; 4, Thomas Hughes (Lib) 109.75. 100 butterfly: 1, Nick Klatt (Lib) 58.33; 4, Joel Tinseth (Lib) 1:13.41. 100 freestyle: 1, Mikal Boyer (J) 56.72; 2, Sargent (Lib) 57.43; 4, Matthew Hinchey (Lib) 59.83. 500 freestyle: 1, Duschl (Lib) 5:11.31; 2, Hays (Lib) 5:23.97; 4, Hughes (Lib) 6:18.00. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Juanita (Boyer, Kyle Grichel, Mark Stevens, Zylstra) 1:37.26; 2, Liberty A (Biehl, Brown, Ha, Klatt) 1:39.77; 3, Liberty B (Patridge, Menezes, Sargent, Johnson) 1:47.43. 100 backstroke: 1, Briggs (Lib) 56.08*; 4, Tinseth (Lib) 1:11.42. 100 breaststroke: 1, Biehl (Lib) 1:08.03; 4, Adams (Lib) 1:16.15; 5, TJ Johnson (Lib) 1:21.87. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty A (Duschl, Klatt, Hays, Briggs) 3:23.94*; 2, Liberty B (Sargent, Greenwald, Brown, Johnson) 4:05.71. *state qualifying times Jan 6 Meet EASTLAKE 95, GARFIELD 91 200 medley relay: 1, Garfield (Michael Grega, Yang Yu, Tyler Mi, Seth Palmer) 1:49.00. 200 freestyle: 1, Bailey Layzer (Gar) 1:56.28. 200 individual medley: 1, Zach Alleva (E) 2:10.59. 50 freestyle: 1, Edward Kim (E) 21.86*. Diving: 1, Antoine Signoretty (E) 195.25. 100 butterfly: 1, Richard Baron (E) 1:03.93. 100 freestyle: 1, Henry O’Neil (E) 54.39. 500 freestyle: 1, Layzer (Gar) 5:06.91. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Eastlake (Baron, Kim, O’Neil, Jason Kroon) 1:37.47. 100 backstroke: 1, Alleva (E) 59.90. 100 breaststroke: 1, Kim (E) 1:03.60. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Eastlake (Alleva, Jackson Berman, Kroon, O’Neil) 3:37.18. *state qualifying time

Nonleague KENTRIDGE INVITATIONAL Top team scores: 1, Omaha Creighton Prep 756.50; 2, Mercer Island 603; 3, Lakeside 425.50; 4, Bainbridge 338.50; 5, Kamiak 318.50; 6, Issaquah 292; 7, Sehome 273; 8, O’Dea 198; 9, Mountain View 188.50; 10, Richland 153; 11, Kentridge 135.50; 12, Eastmont 116; 13, Hanford 109; 14, Auburn Mountainview 81; 15, Marysville-Pilchuck 76; 16, Shorecrest 75; 17, Tahoma 67, Shorewood 67; 19, Moses Lake 6; 70, Aberdeen 63.

Prep wrestling KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 12 Match ISSAQUAH 56, BOTHELL 16 106: Spencer Tickman (Iss) won by forfeit. 113: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) won by forfeit. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) won by forfeit. 126: Max Tickman (Iss) maj. dec. Allen Resendiz, 8-0. 132: Almen Thorpe (Iss) p. Kyle Hanson, 3:20. 138: Damien Piquet-Charles (Both) won by forfeit. 145: Jordan Tonnemaker (Iss) p. Jordan Claudson, 1:54. 152: Dustin Rohde (Both) d. Taylor Evans, 12-4. 160: Tucker Brumley (Iss) d. Austin Moser, 6-0. 170: Zach Alvis (Both) p. Andrew Ramirez, 1:51. 182: William Gmazel (Both) p. Zachary Garner, 0:48. 220: Matt Solusod (Iss) d. Kyle Hanson, 8-4. 285: Jonathan Norris (Iss) p. Thompson Forker, 0:25. Jan. 11 Matches

ISSAQUAH 66, GARFIELD 12 106: Torre Eaton (Iss) p. Andy Trinh, 2:25. 113: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) p. Janey Dahlgren, 0:39. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) p. Alexa Henshaw, 0:33. 126: Max Tickman (Iss) p. Ben Nogawa, 3:44. 132: Almen Thorpe (Iss) p. Fasil Alexander, 1:28. 138: Jerdon Helgeson (Iss) p. Ryan Miller, 0:59. 145: Joe Tonnemaker (Iss) p. Tom Foy, 3:07. 152: Jake Rosenthal (Gar) p. Joey Domek, 0:59. 160: Cory Yun (Gar) won by forfeit. 170: Tucker Brumley (Iss) p. Aaron Goff, 1:39. 182: Brian Lam (Gar) p. Zach Garner, 2:14. 220: Matt Solusod (Iss) won by forfeit. 285: Jonathan Norris (Iss) won by forfeit. ISSAQUAH 54, WOODINVILLE 24 106: Spencer Tickman (Iss) p. Ridge Peterson. 113: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) won by forfeit. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) won by forfeit. 126: Max Tickman (Iss) d. Zack Garcia, 7-4. 132: Almen Thorpe (Iss) p. Dalton Mann. 138: Jerdon Helgeson (Iss) maj. dec. Everett Binisser, 11-2. 145: Joe Tonnemaker (Iss) tech. fall Connor McCaw, 15-0. 152: Taylor Evans (Iss) p. Austin French. 160: Ryan Christianson (W) p. Tucker Brumley. 170: Andrew Ramirez (Iss) p. Luke Blasdell. 182: Cole Stemmerman (W) p. Zach Garner. 195: Colby Carson (W) won by forfeit. 220: Matt Solusod (Iss) p. Jake Hollister. 285: Jason Burroughs (W) p. Jonathan Norris. SKYLINE 71, NEWPORT 9 106: Nathan Swanson (Sky) p. Adam Little, 1:14. 113: Justin Manipis (Sky) p. David Yingling, 3:53. 120: Tristan Steciw (Sky) p. Matt Droker, 3:45. 126: Jo Tono (Sky) p. Robert Kerdrick, 0:47. 132: Joey Gurke (Sky) p. Ryan Yuskaitis, 5:44. 138: Tyler White (Sky) p. Jesse Langley, 3:26. 145: Christian Caldwell (Sky) p. Sean Sternberg, 3:35. 152: Ian Crouch (Sky) p. Humza Talat, 1:49. 160: Nikilay Lifshaz (New) d. Michael Mecham, 85. 170: Douglas Lawson (Sky) tech. fall Gavin Strong, 19-4. 182: Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. JP Routon, 1:44. 195: Kyle Nardon (Sky) p. Isaih Warren, 1:14. 220: Sean McAlhaney (Sky) p. Austin Curtis, 1:29. 285: Taylor Shimoji (New) p. Larry Liao, 1:25. Jan. 10 Matches ISSAQUAH 45, ROOSEVELT 27 106: Spencer Tickman (Iss) d. Eric Moshcatel, 10-3. 113: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) p. Jacob Isler, 1:48. 120: Louden Ivey (Iss) d. Marc Moshatel, 7-4. 126: Jacob Sands (Roos) won by forfeit. 132: Calvin Olds (Roos) won by forfeit. 138: Jerdon Helgeson (Iss) p. Sam Wahbeh, 0:59. 145: Willie Spurr (Roos) d. Joseph Tonnemaker, 9-4. 152: Taylor Evans (Iss) p. Brendan McGovern, 2:28. 160: Tucker Brumley (Iss) d. Michael Steckler, 4-2. 170: Andrew Ramirez (Iss) p. Matthew Cook, 0:47. 182: Adam Dickenson (Roos) p. Zachary Garner, 0:55. 195: Edwin Lawrence (Roos) won by forfeit. 220: Matt Solusod (Iss) d. Garrett Mack, inj. 285: Jonathan Norris (Iss) p. Alfred Shropshire, 1:19. INGLEMOOR 40, SKYLINE 31 106: Nathan Swanson (Sky) p. James Epps, 3:11. 113: Joseph DeMatteo (Sky) won by forfeit. 120: Mitchell Barker (Ing) d. Justin Manipis, 4-2 (OT). 126: Tristan Steciw (Sky) p. Jake Lindloff, 3:07. 132: Joey Gurke (Sky) p. Larry Arnold, 3:52. 138: Tyler White (Sky) d. Ryan Mydske, 6-4. 145: Gabe Seward (Ing) maj. dec. Christian Caldwell, 12-4. 152: Ian Bedo (Ing) d. Ian Crouch, 8-6. 160: Michael Mecham (Sky) maj. dec. Jonathan Meiusi, 13-4. 170: Sam Gastineau (Ing) p. Dougla Lawson, 3:40. 182: Mark Johnson (Ing) p. Cyrus Sarkosh, 3:00. 195: Josh Koukal (Ing) p. Sean McAlhaney, 5:52. 220: Ben Carson (Ing) won by forfeit. 285: Andrew Stocker (Ing) p. Larry Liao, 1:45.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Jan. 12 Matches LIBERTY 53, JUANITA 21 106: Sahian Eltasnawi (J) won by forfeit. 113: Than Troung (J) won by forfeit. 120: Phoo Nguyen (J) d. Michael Shaw, 7-2. 126: Austin Wells (J) p. Zach Toombs, 1:52. 132: Tyler Le (Lib) won by forfeit, 138: Conner Small (Lib) p. Brent Patterson, 1:25. 145: Jimmy Andrus (Lib) won by forfeit. 152: Austin Whitely (Lib) p. Nathan O’Hannen, 5:41. 160: Hamilton Noel (Lib) tech. fall Chase Miller, 18-2. 170: Jake Tierney (Lib) won by forfeit. 182: Joey Smith (Lib) won by forfeit. 195: Noel Brandon (Lib) won by forfeit. 220: Luke Oman (Lib) won by forfeit. 285: double forfeit. LIBERTY 48, SAMMAMISH 18 106: Juan Quijada (Sam) won by forfeit. 113: double forfeit. 120: Michael Shaw (Lib) d. Luis Leyva, 7-3. 126: Zach Toombs (Lib) won by forfeit. 132: Nathan Sjoholm (Lib) won by forfeit. 138: Conner Small (Lib) p. David Bloomsburg, 1:26. 145: Jimmy Andrus (Lib) won by forfeit. 152: Kyle Kasner (Sam) p. Alec Walters, 2:25. 160: Hamilton Noel (Lib) won by forfeit. 170: Jake Tierney (Lib) won by forfeit. 182: Joe James (Sam) p. Joey Smith, 3:09. 195: Noel Brandon (Lib) p. Max Hummer, 4:50. 220: Luke Oman (Lib) won by forfeit. 285: double forfeit.

Metro League Jan. 12 Match EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 60, FRANKLIN 24 113: Matti Iwicki (EC) p. Kevin Nyguen. 120: Andrew Le (F) p. Matthieu Bos. 126: Jack Sy (F) won by forfeit. 132: David Tronsrue (EC) p. Aser Augustin. 138: Jake Warfield (EC) p. Ron Lam. 145: Edgar Reynoso (F) won by forfeit. 152: Jon Obernesser (EC) p. Angus Sega. 160: Anthony Roy (EC) won by forfeit. 170: Simon Van Anen (EC) p. Marcel Sampson. 182: Coner Heger (EC) won by forfeit. 195: Joe Stoutt (EC) won by forfeit. 220: David Hurdle (EC) won by forfeit. 285: Alex Neale (EC) won by forfeit. Jan. 5 Match EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 59, WEST SEATTLE 18 106: Nick Marek (WS) p. Ryan Mazure, 0:23. 113: Matthew Iwicki (EC) p. Jimmy Bui, 0:57. 120: Anthony Tran (WS) won by forfeit. 126: Matthieu Boss (EC) won by forfeit. 132: Nigel Tambagan (WS) p. David Tronsrue, 3:29. 138: Jackson Warfield (EC) won by forfeit. 145: Double forfeit. 152: Jon Obernesser (EC) won by forfeit. 160: Anthony Roy (EC) won by forfeit. 170: Connor Heger (EC) won by forfeit. 182: Kea Roberts (EC) won by forfeit. 195: Joe Stout (EC) p. James Costello, 3:21. 220: David Hurdle (EC) won by forfeit. 285: Alex Neale (EC) won by forfeit.

Nonleague AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW TOURNAMENT Team scores: 1, Skyline 165.5; 2, Curtis 140; 3, Kentridge 121; 4, Kamiak 116.5; 5, Highline 112.5; 6, Mariner 106; 7, Thomas Jefferson 105.5; 8, Peninsula 90; 9, Gig Harbor 88; 10, Auburn Mountainview 83; 11, Mount Rainier 81; 12, Wilson 77; 13, Hazen 53; 14, River Ridge 37; 15, Concrete 24; 16, Juanita 14. Individual results 106: Griffin Howlett (Sky) tied for third, Nathan Swanson (Sky) tied for fifth. First round: Howlett d. Than Troung (Juanita), 8-6; Swanson p. Matt Howard (Aub. Mtview). Second round: Howlett d. Swanson, 16-0. Semifinals: Alex Davidson (Mount Rainier) p. Howlett. Consolation: Swanson p. Jorge Montiel (Aub. Mtview), Swanson p. Kyle Allen (Highline), David Garcia (Kamiak) d. Swanson, 16-0, Howlett d. Derek Nichols (Hazen), 6-0. 113: first-second, Joshua Heitzman (Kamiak) d. Justin Manipis (Sky), 7-2; 3-4 (tie), Joseph DeMatteo (Sky). Second round: Manipis d. Tanner Zeiler (Kentridge), 3-2. Semifinals: Manipis p. Misael Salmeron (Highline), Heitzman d. DeMatteo, 19-2. Consolation: DeMatteo p. Ryan James (Kamiak), DeMatteo p. Khiry Brown (Curtis), DeMatteo p. Salmeron. 120: 1-2, Brandon Gilbertson (Highline) p. Tristan Steciw (Sky). First round: Kevin Bishop (Mount Rainier) p. Jarred Kiss (Sky). Second round: Steciw p. Adam Weitzel (Kentridge). Semifinals: Steciew d. Michael Raybal (Jefferson), 5-0. Consolation: Weitzel p. Kiss. 126: First round, Jo Tono (Sky) p. Anthony Martinez (Jefferson). Second round: Zach Regan (Kamiak) p. Tono. Consolation: Tono d. Gibson Fichter (Concrete), inj.; Eddie Cuevas (Curtis) p. Tono. 132: Second round, Joey Gurke (Sky) d. Hussain AlDobaski (Curtis), 4-2. Semifinals: Daniel Montesa (River Ridge) d. Gurke, 10-2. Consolation: Gurke d. Daniil Olikerovskiy (Mariner), 9-6; Gurke tied for third. 138: First round, Tyler White (Sky) d. Josh Regan (Wilson), 11-4. Second round: Andrew Villalobus (Mariner) d. White, 15-4. Consolation: Jacob Butler (Kamiak) d. White, 9-1. 145: Second round, Christian Caldwell (Sky) d. Pate Legate (Highline), 9-7. Semifinals: Casey Larson (Peninsula) p. Caldwell. Consolation: Caldwell d. James Porter (Mount Rainier), 9-6. Caldwell tied for third. 152: 1-2, Ian Crouch (Sky) p. Elijah Camacho (River Ridge). Semifinal: Crouch p. Daniel Jenson (Mariner). 160: 1-2, Ben Small (Gig Harbor) d. Michael Mecham (Sky), 6-0. First round: Mecham d. Thomas Glass (Kentridge), 5-1. Second round: Mecham p. Pasi Sura (Aub. Mtview). Semifinal: Mecham d. Chase Miller (Jefferson), 4-3. 170: Stone Hanlon (Mount Rainier) p. Douglas Lawson (Sky). Consolation: Gavin Forster (Kamiak) d. Lawson, inj. 182: Second round, Cyrus Sarkosh (Sky) p. Zach Mahn (Highline). Semfinal: Ben Bream (Curtis) d. Sarkosh, 15-2. Consolation: Sarkosh p. Curtis Magwood

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Le, 12-2. 138: 1-2, Conner Small (Lib) d. Jerdon Helgeson (Iss), 5-3. First round: Juan Sandoval (Granger) p. Jake Warfield (EC), 4:11; Jimmy Andrus (Lib) p. Eric Kim (MI), 1:25. Second round: Helgeson (Iss) p. Andrus, 3:30; Small p. Dylan Sullivan (MI), 4:35. Semifinals: Small p. Anthony Lehto (FW), 1:24; Helgeson p. Cody Benson (Yelm), 1:25. Consolation: Andrus d. Ricky Moraguez (Shorecrest), 5-4; Sandoval d Andrus, 16-10; Nathaniel Stanford (OH) p. Warfield, 0:45. 145: 1-2, Joseph Tonnemaker (Iss) d. Abel Morales (Granger), 6-3. First round: Brandon Rochester (Yelm) p. Austin Whitley (Lib), 0:34; Tonnemaker p. Alejandro Rodriguez (Granger), 2:41. Seminal: Tonnemaker d. Rochester, 120. Consolation: Rodriguez p. Whitley, 3:20. 152: 1-2, Joshua Crebbin (OH) p. Taylor Evans (Iss), 2:57. First round: Landon Koebberling (Yelm) p. Alec Waters (Lib), 1:33. Second round: Omar Isiordia (Granger) d. Jon Obernesser (EC), 9-4; Evans p. Jack Vassau (MI), 0:42. Semifinal: Evans p. 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Van Amen, 2:27. 182: 3-4, Noel Brandon (Lib) d. Jamey Mange (Bel), 14-4; Kea Roberts (EC) tied for fifth. First round: Brandon p. Mange, 1:41; Roberts p. Marcus Wurster (MI), 0:34. Second round: Brian Rauzi (MI) p. Brandon, 3:30; David Contu (Granger) tech. fall Roberts, 17-2. Consolation: Mange tech. fall Roberts, 15-0; Brandon p. David Beckley (Yelm), 3:29. 195: 3-4, David Gillespie (Shorecrest) d. Joe Stoutt (EC), 8-4. First round: Stoutt p. Kevin Rodgers (Bel), 1:19. Second round: Abidan Duarte (Granger) d. Stoutt, 6-0. Consolation: Stoutt p. Andy Picton (MI), 3:22. 220: 3-4, Matt Solusod (Iss) p. Luke Oman (Lib), 2:22. First round: Solusod p. Oman, 0:33. Second round: Jimmy Trull (Bel) p. Solusod, 1:31. Consolation: Oman p. Wolfgang Olson (Shorecrest), 1:53; Oman p. Eli Galeno (Granger), 1:46; Solusod p. Raymond Quinday (OH), 0:32. 285: First round, Alex Nealle (EC) d. Preston Melick (MI), 5-3. Second round: Jessy Leifi (FW) p. Nealle, 1:30. Consolation: Jacob Dugin (OH) p. Nealle, 2:21. EVERETT CLASSIC Team scores: 1, Timberline 212.5; 2, Everett 177; 3, Edmonds-Woodway 141.5; 4, Lake Stevens 130.5; 5, Arlington 129; 6, Interlake 128.5; 7, Mount Si 98.5; 8, Archbishop Murphy 89, Lynnwood 89; 10, Vashon Island 63; 11, Jackson 54; 12, Newport 53. Individual results 106: Second round, Eli Clare (Mount Si) d. Devin Jones (Lake Stevens), 11-9. Semfinals: Dean Reginio (Timberline) p. Clare. Consolation: Clare p. Tyler Headland (Lake Stevens). Clare tied for third. 113: Second round, Gunnar Harrison (Mount Si) d. Coby Helini (Lynnwood), 8-6. Semifinals: Noah Cuzzetto (Everett) p. Harrison. Consolation: Nico Loera (Lake Stevens) d. Harrison, 5-2. Harrison tied for fifth. 120: Second round, Ryley Absher (Mount Si) d. Bryctan Mancao (Lake Stevens), 9-6. Semifinals: Jordan Frost (Timberline) d. Absher, 14-0. Consolation: Absher d. Colin Farrell (Arch. Murphy), 8-5. Absher tied for third. 126: Second round, Nick Morf (Timberline) p. Tanner Stahl (Mount Si). Consolation: Stahl d. Robert Kendrick (Newport), 15-2; John Harman (Interlake) d. Stahl, 8-3. 138: 1-2, Scotty Bardell (Arlington) d. Aaron Peterson (Mount Si), 3-1; Bruce Stuart (Mount Si) tied for third. First round: Peterson d. Wes Korbein (Ed-Wood), 150; Stuart d. Zane Crook (Everett), 3-1. Second round: Peterson d. Colton Crutcher (Lake Stevens), inj.; Bardell p. Stuart. Semifinal: Peterson d. Cameron Schille (So. Whidbey), 4-2. Consolation: Stuart p. Korbein, Stuart d. Jared Stalder (Steilacoom), 8-2; Stuart p. Schille. 145: First round, Garret Wise (Everett) p. Tye Rodne (Mount Si). Consolation: Blake Thuline (Arlington) p. Rodne. 170: First round, Gavin Strong (Newport) p. Cole Palmer (Mount Si). Consolation: Anthony Hawkins (Everett) p. Palmer. 182: First round, Patrick Monell (So. Whid) d. Tyler Hutchinson (Mount Si), 6-1. Consolation: Hutchinson p. Jake Ferro (Arlington); Rick Stewart (Everett) d. Hutchinson, 10-0. 195: First round, Mitch Rorem (Mount Si) p. 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Prep gymnastics KingCo Conference 4A Jan. 12 Meet BOTHELL 167.1, ROOSEVELT 161.35, ISSAQUAH 156.35, EASTLAKE 113.05 All-around: 1, Raynie Hultgren (Both) 37.75; 2, Elaine Marshall (Roos) 34.4; 3, Rose Kibala (Roos) 34.35. Vault: 1, Hultgren (Both) 9.35; 2, Julia Winters (Both) 8.8; 3, Rebecca Chinn (Iss) 8.5. Uneven parallel bars: 1, Hultgren (Both) 9.45; 2, Marshall (Roos) 7.7; 3, Kelsey Meyer (Both) 7.2. Balance beam: 1, Hultgren (Both) 9.5; 2, Kibala (Roos) 9.35; 3, Marshall (Roos) 9.1. Floor exercise: 1, Kibala (Roos) 9.65; 2, Hultgren (Both) 9.45; 3, Marshall (Roos) 9.4. Jan. 5 Meet INGLEMOOR 167.55, ROOSEVELT 151.85, SKYLINE 127.2, EASTLAKE 99.95. All-around: 1, Mina Tanaka (Ing) 35.5; 2, Kendra Hansen (Ing) 33.50; 3, Jackie Tabone (Ing) 33.1. Vault: 1, Tanaka (Ing) 8.6; 2, Hansen (Ing) 8.2; 3, Amy Bearman (Ing) 8.1. Uneven parallel bars: 1, Tanaka (Ing) 8.6; 2, Hansen (Ing) 8.4; 3, Tabone (Ing) 7.7. Balance beam: 1, Tanaka (Ing) 9.2; 2, Tabone (Ing) 8.5; 3, Hansen (Ing) 8.1. Floor exercise: 1, Rose Kibala (Roos) 9.4; 2, Tanaka (Ing) 9.3; 3 (tie), Elaine Marshall (Roos) 9.25, Alisa Kean (Ing) 9.25.

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Reflections showcases creative thoughts on diversity By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter All in all, there were 247 examples of student creativity on display, according to Theora Dalupan, a member of the Issaquah School District PTSA Council board of directors. Dalupan helped organize, and the district PTSA sponsored, the annual Reflections art show and reception the evening of Jan. 10 at Pacific Cascade Middle School. Reflections is a yearly, nationwide PTSA art contest centered around a specific theme, which this year was “Diversity means…” The work on display at Pacific Cascade represented the best entries from each district school, up to 12 per building. “There’s some very creative ideas out there,” Dalupan said regarding the entries, which ran the spectrum from paintings and drawings to creative writing to musical pieces. Dalupan said there were also two short film entries. Walking around the display at

Pacific Cascade, one saw plenty of visual art with animal or nature themes in common. Plenty of creations had representations of people of all colors and ethnicities. Rainbows were another common symbol. Isha Jodh, 11, of Discovery Elementary School, was actually looking at some of the literary submissions with her mother, Deepali Jodh. “Diversity is important because without diversity it would be completely boring,” Isha said, adding the world is interesting because of the different types of trees and flowers, but especially different types of people. “I just wanted to show diversity in nature,” said Saamiya Alam, 8, of Cascade Ridge Elementary School, as she pointed out her painting of flowers, trees and so on. Her friend Megha Pingili, also 8, of Cascade Ridge, said she wanted to show diversity among animals and her creation featured numerous types of animal life. At the front of the display area,

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a screen showed projected images of all of the visual entries that made it to the district show. One entry was a photo of a whitehaired man with a sign reading “Old Hippies Need Love, Too.” “We get a lot of variety,” Dalupan said. All in all, 42 entries were chosen to represent the Issaquah School District at the state level of the Reflections contest. Those works included 24 pieces of visual arts encompassing nine photographs. There were 10 creative writing or literature pieces that made the state competition along with six musical entries, one film and one videotaped dance performance. State winners will be announced in mid-February, Dalupan said, adding that the Issaquah district had two entries reach the national competition last year. “You can see kids put a lot of thought into this,” she said.

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These artworks were among the local works chosen to go on to the state level Reflections competition. This year’s national contest revolved around the theme ‘Diversity means…’

Finding Kind campaign puts spotlight on girl-on-girl bullying By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter There is no doubt that bullying in schools is a hot topic right now. There is a decided difference, however, in how girls bully each other as compared to boys, said Page Meyer, assistant principal at Beaver Lake Middle School. Meyer was one of the driving forces behind bringing an independent documentary concerning girl-on-girl bullying to the Issaquah School District. Created by two graduates of Pepperdine University, the focus of “Finding Kind” is showing girls they are not alone should they find themselves feeling bullied and isolated, said one of the film’s two cocreators, Lauren Parsekian. Parsekian can speak from direct experience. As a result of bullying in the seventh grade, Parsekian tried to take her own life. Now 25, she and film partner Molly Thompson, 24, travel the country, leading discussions after showings of their film. The two also have launched the Kind Campaign, aimed at those who are bullied, but also the bullies themselves as well as the bystanders who may feel powerless to do anything to change bad situations. Meyer said she first saw “Finding Kind” at the Seattle International Film Festival. One of her jobs as assistant principal is to help cut down on bullying at her school. Upon seeing the movie, Meyer said she immediately felt bringing the film to Issaquah


Molly Thompson (left) and Lauren Parsekian, documentary filmmakers with the Kind Campaign, will be speaking with local high school students. would be beneficial. According to Meyer, girls tend to be more “covert” in their bullying and attacks on other girls. Guys will slug and kick each other and move on, for the most part, Meyer said. For girls, the bullying may go on for long periods of time and take a number of different forms. The bullied girl may find herself isolated, ignored by people she believed to be friends. The bully may mount a gossip campaign to hurt the other girl, more and more commonly using social Internet sites. “It happens, it happens here in the Issaquah School District,” Meyer said. Like Parsekian, Thompson said she can speak from experience

about what it is like to be bullied by other girls. “Together, we just wanted to create something that would help kids across the country,” Thompson said. “I don’t want anyone to suffer the way I did, the way we did.” Unfortunately, Parsekian said experience has shown them about nine out of 10 kids who see “Finding Kind” can recall some time when they have been bullied. “It’s really sad that such a large population is suffering,” she added. The Kind Campaign and the film discussions give girls the chance to vent their frustrations and, perhaps most importantly, realize they are not alone, Thompson

n order to remain healthy, sleep is essential. But it is strange to think that in order to function properly during our waking hours, we must be unconscious for about six to 10 hours per night. But that time seems to pass quickly, and part of the reason could be because we dream. Dreaming occurs during the rapid eye movement stage of sleep. During this time, muscles tend to relax and voluntary muscles become paralyzed. While the muscles relax, brain By Leah activity and Thomson other body systems beIssaquah come more High School active. The REM stage begins as only a short period of time, but it becomes longer as sleep progresses. Based on an eight-hour night of sleep, about two hours will be spent in the REM stage. Contrary to some speculations, everyone dreams. Those who believe they do not dream likely do not remember their dreams. Research has been conducted that proves such brain activities take place during sleep. A reason for forgetting dreams could be because of a lack or excess of sleep, high stress levels, sickness or unconscious fear of a dream’s subject. Despite extensive research, no explanation can be made as to why we dream. Sigmund Freud’s book, “The Interpretation of Dreams,” hypothesizes that dreams are “disguised fulfillments of repressed wishes.” From a psychoanalytical viewpoint, Freud believed that dreams are our unconscious thoughts and desires. Although some disregard their dreams as unimportant, the images within our dreams hold significance when looked at on a symbolic level. Often, the symbols that are observed in dreams usually must be interpreted by the dreamer alone because of personal experiences. A common scenario that most people dream of is taking some kind of test. When this dream occurs, it could be a projection of some kind of anxiety from your waking life. The next time you have a striking dream, think about what it could mean to your conscious mind.

said. Too many young girls believe the bullying will never end, that the bad feelings will continue the rest of their lives. “They need to realize this is just a small chapter in their lives,” Thompson added. Thompson said she believes the Kind Campaign is effective partly because she and Parsekian are close in age to the girls who watch the film. They are more peers than parents or teachers, she said. At Beaver Lake school, Meyer said students are encouraged to report incidents of bullying whether they are the victim or a witness. Counselors investigate and, if needed, Meyer said she will get involved. In dealing with the issue, Meyer said she believes the next step, at least at her school, is empowering bystanders to intervene. She said she is working with students to form a campaign that hopefully will make that happen. Especially at the middle school level, various PTSA councils and the Issaquah School Foundation made the coming screenings and the after-film discussions possible, Meyer said. She emphasized no specific incident had her seeking out the “Finding Kind” film. “It’s not because it’s happening more,” Meyer said of bullying in local schools. “I do think people are becoming more familiar with it, there is lots of education going on and people are talking about it. And I think that’s important.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

IF YOU GO ‘Finding Kind’ 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 Skyline High School 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 Issaquah High School A discussion moderated by the

filmmakers follows both screenings. Admission is free, but prefer-

ence will be given to students. The general public will be admitted if seats remain.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Hearing Examiner for the King County Council will meet in Room W-1201 on the 12th floor of the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the time listed, or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider applications for classification and real property assessment under Current Use Assessment Statute RCW 84.34, all listed hereafter; 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. 2012-0025 - E11CT023 – Jennifer and Erik Johnson for property located at 14025 212th Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027; STR: SE-17-2306; SIZE: 39.63 acres; REQUEST: Public Benefit Rating System and/or Timber Land;

Pursuant to the provisions of Issaquah Ordinance No. 1633 and the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapters 43.21[c] RCW and WAC 197-11-510, notice is hereby given that the City of Issaquah did, on January 18, 2012 issue a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) for a proposal to expand an existing 63,380 SF retail store with a 2,700 SF addition. The proposed building expansion would be constructed over an existing paved parking area. Eleven (11) parking stalls would be removed for the building addition and 32 stalls added elsewhere on the site for a net increase of 21 parking stalls. A Category 2 wetland is located adjacent to the existing parking and loading area on the south and west of sides of the retail store and the 75-foot wetland buffer presently extends onto paved, developed areas. The proposal would not expand impervious area into the wetland or wet-






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land buffer. Project name/Permit number: Commons Building ‘A’ Expansion/PLN11-00075 After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency, the City of Issaquah has determined this proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. Anyone wishing to comment may submit written comments to the Responsible Official between January 19, 2012 and February 1, 2012. The Responsible Official will reconsider the determination based on timely comments. Any person aggrieved by this determination may appeal by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City of Issaquah Permit Center between February 2, 2012 and February 15, 2012. Appellants should prepare specific factual objections. Copies of the environmental determination and other project application materials are available from the Issaquah Planning Department, 1775 12th Avenue NW.

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is seeking proposals for Third Party Administrative Services in relation to the City’s 2013 plan year. The City is currently insured by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and will begin self-funding their Group Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision coverages on January 1, 2013. Proposals must be submitted to the broker by 3:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2012. Please direct any questions to Pamela Arwood of R.L. Evans Company, Inc. at 425-455-0501 x114 (Address: 3535 Factoria Blvd SE, Ste 120, Bellevue, WA 98006.) For more information and/or to view the full RFP, go to: asp.

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Cortez Ethridge School: Tiger Mountain Community High School Category of recognition: arts Parents: Nida and Brad Ethridge Sponsoring Cortez Ethridge teacher: Lane Helgeson Scholastic achievements: student representative for TMCHS at Issaquah School District Board meetings Activities: lettered in music at Issaquah High School, drama — “Fiddler on the Roof” (rabbi) Scholastic interests: bass in IHS choir, Running Start Program at Bellevue College Hobbies: singing, acting, guitar Outside school affiliations: Gay Straight Alliance; Lambert House; Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network; Bi, Gay, Lesbian Adolescent Drop-In; teenage drop-in center in Redmond Future goals: Western Washington University for music and gay/lesbian studies; American Cultural Studies Occupation/career: teach sexual sociology or sing opera

Audrey Johnson School: Tiger Mountain Community High School Category of recognition: art Parent/guardian: Margie Doty Sponsoring teacher: Lane Helgeson Scholastic achievements: Career and Technical Education Student of the Year for 2010 and 2011 Activities: Audrey Johnson

assist with new Tiger library Scholastic interests: knitting club, yearbook, working in library, advertisements for fundraisers Hobbies: photography, writing, art (sketching, painting) Outside school affiliations: volunteering with Seattle’s Banked Track Roller Derby Team Future goals: attend Northwest College of Art and Design, majoring in photography and graphic design Occupation/career: graphic designer

Carlie Mantel School: Liberty High School Category of recognition: art Parents: David and Connie Scholastic achievements: 3.9 Carlie Mantel grade point average Athletic honors: swim and dive team for four years, varsity swimmer for past three; participated in the Mukilteo Invitational and KingCo events, both of which have a time standard for races; voted most inspirational, sophomore year Activities: piano lessons since first grade, yearly recitals and theory tests Scholastic interests: likes all her classes, but favorites are math, science and art Hobbies: drawing, swimming and playing piano; joined newly formed Robotics Club this year and served as an officer (secretary) Outside school affiliations: member of Campfire USA and participated in various volunteer work throughout the year Future education goals: go to college in state (have applied to University of Washington, Washington State University, Gonzaga and Whitman); have not decided on a major, but probably science related Occupation/career: some sort of scientific research, but hasn’t


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Police arrested a 43-year-old Sammamish woman for shoplifting from Rite Aid, 3066 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Dec. 27 after officers viewed surveillance footage of the woman walking out of the store with a cartful of items. Police later arrested the woman at her home, and allowed her to remain at home because she was already under house arrest for a previous crime.

Posted A resident in the 3300 block of 216th Place Southeast said someone threw a wooden signpost through the back window of his vehicle overnight Dec. 28. The signpost was taken from the corner of Southeast 34th Street and 216th Place Southeast.

Unsupported Police cited a 41-year-old Sammamish man for driving with a suspended license after officers stopped his vehicle near the corner of Southeast Klahanie Boulevard and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast at about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 30. The man told police his license had been improperly suspended due to child support issues.

Return to sender A mailbox in the 1700 block of East Beaver Lake Way Southeast was destroyed overnight Dec. 30.

Blackout Several decorative lights at the entrance to Aldarra Estates were damaged overnight and a resi-

dence in the 2300 block of 279th Avenue Southeast experienced similar vandalism Dec. 30.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 26-year-old Renton man for driving under the influence, reckless driving and obstructing a law enforcement officer after police stopped his vehicle near the corner of Southeast 12th Way and 268th Avenue Southeast at about 3 a.m. Dec. 31. The officer recorded the man driving 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. The man turned the vehicle's lights off and quickly turned onto residential streets to attempt to evade the officer.

Unlucky Police arrested a 20-year-old Sammamish woman for driving with a suspended license at Southeast Fourth Street and 228th Avenue Southeast at about 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The officer stopped the woman for not having a rear license plate on her vehicle. Her license had been suspended after she failed to pay a ticket in Nevada, though she told police she had paid it. Police noticed the odor of marijuana in the car and the woman turned over a marijuana pipe.

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Brian Ruggles School: Issaquah High School Category of recognition: foreign language Parents: Kevin and Sandy Ruggles Sponsoring teacher: ReBrian Ruggles becca Nick Scholastic achievements: 3.8 grade point average; 2070 SAT; 4 on Advanced Placement Spanish test; IHS Pride and Recognition Award (three years) Athletics: third and fifth places individually at state swimming championships; IHS swim team captain; coach’s award; most valuable swimmer award Activities: created the new outreach chairman position for Issaquah Youth Advisory Board to help increase attendance at events Scholastic interests: physics, Spanish Hobbies: building custom K’nex rollercoasters (won a worldwide contest); magic card tricks (in Spanish); swimming; speed cubing Rubik’s cubes (23 seconds) Outside school affiliations: IYAB; Bellevue Club Swim Team (three years) Future goals: engineering degree with a minor in Spanish Occupation/career: engineer post college; presently a math tutor, private swim lesson instructor and a lifeguard

Amber Turnidge School: Liberty High School Category of recognition: foreign language Parents: Louise and Alan Turnidge Sponsoring teacher: Michael

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2400 block of 200th Avenue before 3 a.m. Jan. 3. The mailbox and a support post were torn out of the ground.

Bling sting Jewelry and CDs were stolen from a residence in the 400 block of 212th Avenue before 1:45 p.m. Jan. 5.

Collected A porch light and a doorbell were damaged in the 1800 block of Trossachs Boulevard Southeast at about 2 p.m. Jan. 5. The resident’s mother-in-law heard someone try to open the door and then heard breaking glass and saw a man leave the front of the home, get into a car and drive away. The residents said they had received several notes on the door and mail from collection agencies directed to the previous tenant.

Ticket to ride Police arrested a 22-year-old North Bend man for reckless driving after driving a dirt bike at a high rate of speed on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Police witnessed the dirt bike speed down the road at a speed faster than the speed limit. The officer followed the bike to a home in the 3800 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.


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Police cited a 44-year-old Fall City man for driving with a suspended license after officers stopped his vehicle near the corner of Southeast 24th Street and 228th Avenue on Jan. 1.

A Sammamish resident said a person wrote fraudulent checks in his name at grocery stores in the

Hansenflack Scholastic achievements: five years of Spanish, one year of French, 3.9 grade point average Athletic honors: third-year member and co-captain of Drill Team Activities: first in state for DECA presentation, Associated Student Body senior class treasurer Scholastic interests: Honor Society, LINK Crew Hobbies: snowboarding, skiing, singing, friends and family Outside school affiliations: volunteering at Northwest Harvest, worked at Nordstrom past two years Future education goals: attend a four-year university, major in business and minor in Spanish Occupation: job in the international business sector

Jeff Weng School: Issaquah High School Category of recognition: art Parents: Jean and Lee Weng Sponsoring teacher: Karin Jeff Weng Walen Scholastic achievements: National Honor Society, top 10 percent in graduating class, honor roll Athletics: varsity tennis, Most Improved 2011/Varsity Tennis, participated in 3A District Tennis Tournament Activities: patent pending for solar panel invention, designed and built a solar car 2010-11 Scholastic interests: physics, sciences, tutoring physics Hobbies: wood turner, woodwork, painter, carver, making various trinkets Outside school affiliations: robotics, commissioned painter, founder of the Ukulele Club, martial arts, Boy Scouts Future goals: engineering university such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, etc. Occupation/career: engineer/innovator

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Hung up A cellphone was stolen from a front porch in the 1600 block of 28th Avenue Northeast before 12:03 p.m. Jan. 6. The estimated loss is $400.

Assault Police arrested a 52-year-old Issaquah man for assault in the 22500 block of Southeast 56th Street at 1:19 a.m. Jan. 7.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 41-year-old Issaquah man for driving under the influence in the 100 block of Northeast Creek Way at 9:37 p.m. Jan. 7.

Halted Police cited and released a 29year-old Kent man for driving with a suspended license in the 900 block of Northeast Federal Drive at 8:26 a.m. Jan. 8.

Arrest Police arrested a 47-year-old Issaquah man for driving with a suspended license and possession of a stolen license plate in the 1500 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 9:39 a.m. Jan. 8.

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Veterinarian FROM PAGE B1

Her first academic experience was at the Children’s Garden, just off Issaquah-Hobart Road and conveniently located to their home on Tiger Mountain. “I remember being invigorated with learning, and how much freedom of expression I had at the Garden,” she recalled. Her ties were so strong to her first learning environment that one of the first people she reunited with upon coming home was Bonnie Steussy, the founder of the school who still teaches at the Garden. “Sarah had such zest for living, such an intelligent mind,” Steussy recalls. “She was a joy to teach because her inquisitive nature was unstoppable.” The family eventually moved to Bainbridge Island, where she finished high school, and Owens looked eastward for her continuing education. In between colleges, Owens took trips in order to understand how different philosophical approaches impacted success. “In the Far East, I learned from Buddhists how to clear my mind from distractions. From the Hindus, I learned the notion that we have life stages,” she said. What that taught her is that “no matter what you become, a scholar, a businessperson or a wanderer, one doesn’t have to be accomplished all at once. It’s best to focus on the one you are in and be patient for the rest of it.” A deep commitment Patience isn’t a characteristic that David Gabriel, the senior partner in Gabriel Grills & Associates in Devon, England, uses to describe Owens, who he first encountered in 2005 when she answered an advertisement for the post of assistant veterinary surgeon. Gabriel, a renowned equine veterinarian in England and surrounding countries, said “passionate” is a better word for Owens, who “was a standout from the beginning.” “Sarah demonstrated massive enthusiasm for her work,” he gushed, adding he occasionally led Owens to put herself out on a limb with difficult or intractable cases. Each time, Owens overcame and persevered. “She was the mistress of lateral thinking,” he said. Gabriel was not surprised when Sarah announced that she was going back to the States. “She had done her fair share of globe-trotting,” he surmised, and he said he knew it was Owens’ goal to run her own practice, in order to “harness new technologies and therapies in treatment of her cases.” She has done that by providing state-of-the-art equine facilities in her Issaquah facility. Michele Jacobs, the general manager of The Grange in Issaquah, confirms Gabriel’s experience. She’d heard about Owens from the many equestrians serviced by the

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Location unknown A GPS unit and a cellphone were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Rainier Boulevard North before 4:48 p.m. Jan. 8. The estimated loss is $400.

Un-fare A woman ran from a taxicab without paying the driver at Southwest Pilchuck Place and Mount Olympus Drive Southwest at 3:44 a.m. Jan. 9. The estimated loss is $25.


store. “One attribute they all shared was an appreciation of her work,” Jacobs said. Jacobs later worked with Owens during the Horse Owner Workshops and Mobile Vet Clinic for small animals, where Owens was the participating veterinarian. Jacobs was so impressed, she hired Owens for her own animals, including horses and dogs. “She has a high level of compassion for the animals and is able to work effectively with animal owners,” Jacobs said. Critical to effective communication is clearly and precisely delivering hard information in a “nonalarmist” but realistic way. Jacobs attributes that to Owens’ education and background. “I think that Sarah understands ‘us,’ the ‘horse people,’ as I like to say, because she has extensive experience treating sport horses and that she is an active equestrian herself,” she said, adding that gives Owens a level of credibility that other veterinarians sometimes lack. Making house calls Owens makes a point of personally responding to emails, texting, answering questions and offering advice. She also works on a flexible basis for in-office and at-home house calls. “So many times, it is more economical to do things at my clients’ homes, not here,” she said of her officer. Having worked in very difficult circumstances, Owens doesn’t mind driving to an island one day and then to a farm in Eastern Washington the next. Jacobs’ favorite part of working with Owens is her range of experiences. “Every so often, she’ll tell stories about all the animals she has worked on — dogs, cats, goats, horses, zebras” on a movie location set or working with an NGO, Jacobs said. After working for a few years with the African Union and other large policy-making and international health organizations, Owens asked an elder in the trade, a woman named Anne, how she kept from being disillusioned by all the red tape. “She said, ‘There are a few cows out there in small corners of the world named Anne in honor of something I did to help. That’s enough for me." Owens took that to heart when she considered moving back to Issaquah. She bought the historic Ruth Kees house, which has put her in touch with a number of local people active in conservation and politics, some of whom were old family friends. While doing private practice doesn't allow Owens the same largescale impact as the international work she did, Owens said she takes satisfaction that she is “able to do many significantly helpful things for people and animals every single day, and I get to see a lot of immediate results.” Sarah Gerdes is a freelance writer. Comment at

Party's over Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of Rainier Boulevard North and arrested a 35-year-old Issaquah woman for an open-container violation at 2:12 p.m. Jan. 9.

Cash money Cash and a watch were stolen from a residence in the 22500 block of Southeast 56th Street before 3:09 p.m. Jan. 9. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

Police arrested a 20-year-old Cle Elum man and a 35-year-old Cle Elum man for stealing a video game console from Costco, 1801

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Northwest Driftwood Sculptor Artists’ Exhibit, through February, Bellewood Senior Living Galleria, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., 391-2880

Hiroko Seki’s Sumi-e (Art) Show, through Jan. 28, Spa Chi, 80 S.E. Bush St., 278-1288 Wings N Things, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Field of Champions, 385 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-7111 Cougar Mountain Academy’s eighth annual International Children’s Art Show, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 18-19, 5410 194th Ave. N.E.

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Michael Gotz, 6-10 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 Collective Works: “Love Songs” opening reception, 6-8 p.m., artEAST Art Center and Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St. N., 3923191 British Beats, 7:30-11:30 p.m.,

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The artEAST Art Center and UP Front Gallery, which always participates in ArtWalk in the summer, will be one of six locations on Front Street to take part Feb. 3 in the inaugural First Friday Wine Walk.

Adding to its list of events to draw more visitors to downtown, the DownTown Issaquah Association announces First Friday Wine Walk from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 3. Wine Walk, following other popular events such as art walk and a zombie invasion, will feature boutique wine tasting at six locations up and down Front Street. “It should be fun,” Karen Donovan, the association’s executive director, said. “I’m excited.” Wineries will include Lodmell Winery in Walla Walla; Woodinville’s Smasne Cellars; and, Castillo de Feliciana. Several Wine Walk locations will feature live entertainment to include acoustic guitarist “Uncle Phil” Hansen; guitarist and composer Angelo Pizarro; vocal group Bodacious Ladyhood; and, pianist Meg Mann. One stop on the Wine Walk is the artEAST Art Center and UP Front Gallery and the event coincides with the opening of the new exhibit, “Love Songs: Love is in the Air,” Karen Abel, artEAST executive director, said. The exhibit is sort of themed around St. Valentine’s Day and, featuring the works of roughly 20 artists, the exhibit opens Jan. 20. Locations include artbyfire, the First Stage Theatre, Illuminate, Museo Art Academy and Thrive Naturopathic Clinic. The Issaquah Wine Walks were modeled after similar events in other local cities, such as Bothell, Donovan said. Future Wine Walks are scheduled for March 2 and April 6. Donovan said the association is hoping for a good turnout, but did not want to speculate on attendance as the upcoming event is a first for Issaquah. Front Street shops and restaurants will be open to the general public during the Wine Walk and those under 21 may visit the tasting locations. However, you must be 21 or older to purchase wine tasting tickets. Wine will not be permitted outside of

IF YOU GO First Friday Wine Walk 5-8 p.m. Feb. 3 $20 in advance; $25 at the door Tickets include six drink tokens. A special rate of $50 per ticket is available for all three Wine Walk events in February, March and April. Check-in starts at 4 p.m. at the Hailstone Feedstore, 232 Front St. N. Go to

designated areas. Maps of tasting locations, plastic cups, wine tokens and a wristband will be provided during checkin. The event will take place rain or shine. Wine Walk sponsors include Vino Bella, Montalcino and Fischer Meats. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the association and other area nonprofit organizations. In 2011, the DownTown Issaquah Association helped support artEAST, Village Theatre and the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter According to several fan websites, as well as the official ABC site for “The Bachelor,” local contestant Lindzi Cox, 27, continues to do well on the reality TV show. A 2003 graduate of Liberty High School, Cox was one of 25 bachelorettes attempting to Lindzi Cox win the heart of businessman Ben Flajnik. While several women have been eliminated in the first few episodes of the show, Cox has not only hung in there but, in the first episode won a “first impression rose” when she arrived on horseback for her initial meeting with Flajnik. Cox is a longtime equestrian. During her days at Liberty, Cox spelled her first name more conventionally, using “Lindsey,” according to Issaquah School District records. For those interested, there are several sites purporting to know the outcome of the latest “The Bachelor” competition. Most are relying on a site, The site recently reported some of its spoiler posts are the subject of a lawsuit, presumably filed by ABC or the makers of “The Bachelor.” The reported results will not appear here.

Go out of your way to discover Szechuan Bean Flower Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals. By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter If you’re going to open a restaurant off the beaten path, it better feature food tantalizing enough to draw you out of your way to find it. Such is the situation with Szechuan Bean Flower Restaurant, tucked way behind AtWork!, located on Locust Street. Longtime diners will recognize the building that was home for a couple of other restaurants that have since moved or gone under. So, it’s a risk opening a Chinese restaurant in an unproven location. The current owners have done nothing to address the sparse parking — inside the gated lot are just eight spots, with one dedicated to handicapped drivers. From the outside, it still looks like a setting more appropriate for an Italian or Mexican restaurant. And inside, the dé-

RESTAURANT REVIEW cor is rather sparse. But it’s easy to see where the money is spent — the menu is massive. There are 40 lunch items to choose from and 194 dinner selections. It’s almost as if the cook decided to take a protein — say chicken — and stir fry it up every possible way, from almond fried to vegetable chicken. But I get ahead of myself. The lunch special comes with a choice of egg flower or hot and sour soup. My vegetarian dining companion ordered the egg flower and was surprised to find extra morsels of veggies like corn and peas. I went the hot and sour route. I, too, was pleased to discover an actual spicy hot and sour offering. Minutes after the soup was devoured, the heat lingered. Nice. We both then sampled two orders each — the tofu and vegetables and the stirfried string beans for him and the Szechuan chicken and the orange beef

for me. His first comment was the dishes were spicy, not hot spicy, but a tasty blend of spices that made him sit up and take notice. His actual words were, “These beans have character.” However, not being a connoisseur of tofu, he wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be that mushy. The flavor at least made up for the texture. On the other hand, my dishes were intentionally spicy — I ordered three stars out of five. It turned out to be the right amount of heat, as any more and my tastebuds probably would never have forgiven me. One problem I have with many Chinese restaurants is how similar everything tastes. Not so with Szechuan Bean Flower Restaurant. The Szechuan chicken had a sharp, welcoming bite, while the orange beef sported a burst of well-blended flavors. The orange, which can overpower the sauce, was blended in nicely. Even my fried rice stood out — I don’t think I’ve ever had an order that was as fluffy as standard white rice. It just added

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Szechuan Bean Flower Restaurant 525 N.W. Locust St. 677-8749 or 270-3431 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays $2.99 for appetizers; entrées $5.99 to $13.99

a nice textural change of pace. With 190 more options to choose from — including an all-you-can-eat hot pot I’m dying to try (but you have to order ahead of time) — Szechuan Bean Flower Restaurant has plenty to entice return trips. Hopefully the right restaurant has finally found its niche in this out-of-theway location. Issaquah is big enough to welcome another well-prepared, affordable Chinese meal. David Hayes: 392-6434, ext. 237 or Comment at


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